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The Case for Mercy-Killing

- Two patients share a hospital room. By miraculous circumstance, they are both suffering identical cases of late stage terminal cancer, and both have expressed firmly that they don’t want their lives to be artificially extended. Patient A has contracted a hospital-borne infection, and will die quickly if this infection is not treated. This being the case, the doctors decide to take no action, allowing Patient A to die from the infection. This raises the question: what does this choice imply for Patient B....   [tags: Euthanasia, Mercy-killing, Assisted Suicide]

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Mary-Rose MacColl’s Novel, Killing Superman

- As a new light begins to dawn on the Vietnam War era, revealing several stories about the effects of PTSD on veterans and their children, it is time that the story about Australian Vietnam veterans and their families is told. Good Morning Ladies and Gentleman of the Film Institute, today I’m going to convince you to turn Mary-Rose MacColl’s brilliant novel, Killing Superman, into a movie. Killing Superman focuses on the story of Scott, the son of a Vietnam War Hero who died in mysterious circumstances....   [tags: Killing Superman Essays]

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Dealing with Loss in Killing the Bear

- Dealing with Loss in Killing the Bear Often things that we experience as children have lasting affects on us that creep up when we least expect them. In Judith Minty's story "Killing the Bear", a woman finds herself in just such a situation. She finally deals with something that happened to her as a young child that she probably never even realized was bothering her. In this story the central character painfully comes to grips with a major loss of security from her childhood. Throughout "Killing the Bear" the author flips back and forth from the story at hand and seemingly only loosely related anecdotes about the main character and bears....   [tags: Minty Killing the Bear Essays]

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Psychoanalytic Analysis of Killing the Grubs

- Psychoanalytic Analysis of Killing the Grubs The psychoanalytic approach to an open text enables the reader to establish the difference between the good and the evil, and notice the importance of aggression in the words. The reader can even understand the characters' motives, which in turn help the reader become part of the story. "According to the Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature the psychoanalytic approach is "...a valuable tool in understanding not only literature but human nature and their individual selves as well " (Guerin 156)." The reader is able to see the experiences of one character and predict how he/she will react to their environment....   [tags: Killing Grubs Essays]

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The Killing Fields of Cambodia - Are they Worth Remembering?

- The Killing Fields of Cambodia - Are they Worth Remembering. “I know of no parallel to the conditions which have been experienced in Cambodia over the past decade to any other experience I have had. In the case of post-war Europe, there is the vast tragedy of the concentration camps . . . but thank God, the world had an immediate reaction and to this moment, there has been a sensitivity to events which happened forty years ago. But, in the case of Cambodia, for some extraordinary reason, I am left with the strong impression that the world wants to forget the tragedy in Cambodia – they want to forget it!” SIR ROBERT JACKSON, deputy Secretary-General, United Nations January 1983 (qtd....   [tags: Killing Fields of Cambodia]

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Pity the Bear in Judith Minty's story, Killing the Bear

- Pity the Bear in Judith Minty's story, Killing the Bear  Judith Minty's story, "Killing the Bear," is a rather chilling tale about a woman who shoots a bear to death. The story is not merely a simple account of the incident however. It is full of stories and facts about bears, which affect how the reader reacts to the story. In the beginning, the reader expects the bear to be portrayed as a cold-blooded monster who must be killed for the safety of the primary character however this expectation is foiled throughout the story and the reader sees the bear in a very different light....   [tags: Minty Killing the Bear Essays]

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Abortion: Killing a Fetus is Killing a Person

- ... In 1950s, about a million abortions were practiced per year in the US, and over a thousand women died each year as a result. Considering American ethics and values, death is morally wrong. Therefore, the killing of unborn fetuses is morally wrong as well. For that reason, abortion should be outlawed and considered as a cruel, unnatural and absolutely immoral human act. The first reason abortion should not be accepted because it is not fetus, it is murder. The process of an abortion is grislier than most other form of death....   [tags: safety, morals, adoption]

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The Ethics of Killing an Intelligent Species

- Waves of excitement roll through the arena as walls of water pound the splash zone.  The entertainers flip and dive in response to the cheers of the crowd.  Initially, the dolphins’ smile appears to reflect the mood of the audience, when in reality, the fixated expression protects a multi-million dollar industry.  The T.V. show Flippersparked a phenomenon as dolphins became in demand for entertainment, however, their world is not one of enjoyment.  Humans are not the only species capable of deception, and the dolphins’ facial facade hides the turmoil within....   [tags: Killing Dolphins 2014]

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The Trauma of Killing

- The United States military continues to engage in one of the longest periods of combat operations in our nation’s history. One of the results is an increase in the amount of persons suffering Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) (2000), a precursor to PTSD is the experience of an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury to self or others. Grossman (2009) argues that an additional factor, the emotional and spiritual response to killing another human being, also takes a tremendous toll on the mental health of returning soldiers....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Killing Is Wrong?

- Don Marquis is a philosopher arguing that any form of abortion is immoral. His original thesis states: In the overwhelming majority of cases, deliberate abortions are seriously immoral. He begins by stating why killing is wrong in three statements. He states, “killing is wrong because it brutalizes the killer, it is a loss to others, and it robs the victim of all the experiences, activities, projects, and enjoyments that would otherwise have constituted one’s future” (68). The first two statements do not address the fetus, but the last statement is very arguable, so Marquis emphasizes his argument on this premise....   [tags: Abortion, Abortion debate]

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Killing The Innocent

- Fetal abortions can cause major physical harm to the patient’s body; and those who are lucky enough not to be physically harmed by abortion, are emotionally and mentally scarred by them. However, there are people who support this harmful and immoral act of life taking. Their views and reasons however, do not change the fact that abortion is immoral and should be made illegal. When a pregnant woman puts herself in the position to have an abortion, she is putting her life in danger, as well as her physical being....   [tags: Abortion, argumentative, persuasive]

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Killing the Whales

- In 1986, The International Whaling Commission (IWC) implemented a moratorium to stop commercial whaling. Many people believe that this would save the whales and end forever the industrial slaughter that had decimated the many different species. Being an animal lover and just getting back from Florida for over a year, I realized how beautiful and important the ocean and the animals that live in it are. In Florida I saw many different types of ocean species, but I have never seen a whale in real life....   [tags: Downside of Whaling]

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“Killing with Kindness”

- “Killing with Kindness” was written by American Anthropologist Mark Schuller, he did research and fieldwork on globalization, the outreach of NGOs and development in Haiti. Basically, this book shed a light upon Haitian people who are living in poverty, violence and most recently the destruction and devastation of two earthquakes. Which left many poor people homeless, many die due to the collapse of buildings, starvation of food, and shortage of medical supplies. Schuller’s mission was to help the Haitian people....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Mass Killing

- ... It is almost as if it was the thinking of the people to keep others for taking part in an event that they truly viewed as tragic and wrong in every way shape in form. The people that chose to join the effort were seen as “joiners”, because of the reasons already listed previously. One interesting thing about joiners was that they sometimes tried to save the victims when they were alone away from any higher-up supervision. However, when they were not alone, they went along with the killings. Looking at and elaborating a bit on the ethnicity aspect of the reason, people were sometimes fearful that they would be thrown in prison for communicating with members of other ethnic groups (fujii 5...   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Hutu, Rwanda, Tutsi]

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Killing The Flesh

- The principles revealed in this book are inspired truths geared towards teaching you from a biblical standpoint, on how to kill (crucify, mortify) the flesh. As we have learned, the flesh is represented as the carnal mind; it is the Adamic nature, or the old man in its unregenerate state. The carnal, worldly way of thinking separates the person from the spiritual things that consist of God. If one is to truly succeed and reap the benefits of eternal life, they must realize that it can only be achieved through the grace of God, by acknowledging and repenting of their sins....   [tags: Christianity]

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The Holocaust : A Mass Killing Of Jews

- ... Resistance was an effective way to oppose Nazi Germany. Armed Jewish resistance started about the same time everywhere. Families were sent to ghettos, camps, and gas chambers. Many families were separated. Many died. Armed Jewish resistance started when families got mad when they knew what had happened. After 1942, Jews attacked guards when they found out that Hitler and the Nazis had been killing and torturing their families and friends. When Germany started the transportation of Jews in ghettos this also set of series of Jewish resistance....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Adolf Hitler]

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The Issue Of Murder And Killing

- Murder, the word implies the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. We never think of murder as something that effects us directly, but we do not see the affect it has on us as human beings. Murder and killing is actually more connected in our world than one would think; nations use murder to fuel war and to kill their enemies. People have killed for petty reasons such as money and power, or for other reasons like pure hated or defense. The list goes on and on without end but there is one prevalent reason that currently rises above the rest....   [tags: Religion, God, Human, Morality]

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Euthanasia Is The Act Of Killing A Patient

- ... By allowing such action it would began to deem may other cases that ended horribly, become a diagnosis due to euthanasia. Euthanasia is a service that should never be allowed practice in a medical field. The medical practice is allowed to only heal and help when necessary and needed by the court of law cause law suits from the families of the decreased and cause a decline in the medical field. If the process is done incorrectly it can weaken the relationship within the doctor and the patient confidentiality or code of ethics....   [tags: Euthanasia, Death, Suicide, Medical ethics]

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The Justification For Murdering Or Not Killing

- Society, is based on the behavior desired by the majority. Murder, by definition, is the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. This behavior is contrary to what society has set as being acceptable. While some feel that you shall not murder under any circumstances, others feel that with the right justifications murdering someone is acceptable. The justification for murdering or not murdering is known to as our moral beliefs. Our morals develop early when we are young which are usually influenced by our parents....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Human, Moral]

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The Success Of The Killing And Sarah Lund

- In 2007, Danmarks Radio (DR) introduced the television public to Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl), heroine of Forbrydelsen, (internationally known as The Killing). The TV series’ success outside of Scandinavia has familiarized audiences to a revised version of the (female) detective. International critics have also recognized the complexity and popularisation of the hard-boiled female detectives in Scandinavian crime dramas, collectively known as Nordic Noir. The success of The Killing and Sarah Lund has developed Nordic Noir into a (non) genre where heroines are impinged with characteristics that challenge the established definitions of femininity....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Gender role, Genre]

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Abortion Is The Killing Of An Innocent Human

- Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury in this argument I am going to provide evidence on how abortion is the killing of an innocent human and how it is wrong to yell “My Body, My Choice”. Abortion is allowed in over thirty countries around the world; killing about fifty million babies worldwide. That is approximately 125,000 abortions per day out of which 3,288 occur daily in the United States. A baby is a precious life that God has given that person and he or she deserves an opportunity to live. In 1973, Roe v....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Murder, Childbirth]

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Abortion Is The Killing Of A Unborn

- ... “The consequence of terminating the fetus therein involves the body and very life of another. These two individuals have separate brains, separate hearts, and separate circulatory systems. To pretend that there is no child and no life there is to deny reality(p.367). Abortion is the killing of a developing human fetus. Abortion promotes careless sexual behavior. People think that getting pregnant isn’t a big deal because they can always abort the child. This increases the amount of abortion procedures preformed....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Abortion debate, Fetus]

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Euthanasia Is The Process Of Killing A Patient

- Euthanasia is the process of killing a patient with the intention of relieving their suffering and pain. It is also commonly known as mercy killing, and many often do not agree with it most especially in cases where a terminal illness is not inclusive. While euthanasia has been legalized in certain states in the United States such as Oregon, a lot of opposition has arisen as to whom so legible to receiving this treatment. Thesis Statement: While euthanasia ends the suffering of a terminally ill patient, it may be ill-advised to use it on a patient who is not terminally ill despite their reasons or ailments....   [tags: Suicide, Suffering, Decriminalization, Law]

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The Mass Killing Of All Of The Jews

- ... If deemed healthy enough to be used, they would be sent to work some form of hard labor around camp. This usually included things like digging ditches, running the crematorium, or other awful jobs depending on the camp you were deported to. However if the individual was physically unable, they were likely sent straight to the crematorium for liquidation. Other death methods such as gas chambers, shooting, or starvation were prominent within these camp settings as well. As WWII was coming to a close, in an effort to prevent the liberation of large numbers of prisoners by the Allied Powers, SS soldiers would conduct “death marches” to further the genocide1....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Germany, The Holocaust]

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Infanticide And The Crime Of Killing A Child

- ... The severity of the punishment correlates with the negative opinions the community held for women who committed infanticide which will be discussed later in this paper. As the 1700’s approached we begin to see a slight change in the laws surrounding infanticide. Women are now able to use their preparation for the child as proof that they did not intend to end its life4. In other words, if the women on trial is able to demonstrate that she had made or purchased clothing for the baby the court would be more likely to come to the conclusion that the baby was stillborn, thus resulting in a not-guilty sentence....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Sociology, Murder]

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Abortion Is The Act Of Killing A Child

- ... She tells me how she has to live with the tremendous amount of guilt and shame. She also mentions how she wishes she could have treasured the life of her child. She regrets it every single day. If she could go back and change the fact that she had harmed an innocent life by having an abortion she wouldn’t do it, because to this day it still hurts her. I’m not trying to get anyone to change their opinion on a touchy subject such as abortion. I just want to explain why I think abortion is wrong and how it should never be considered....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Childbirth, Obstetrics]

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Euthanasia Is The Intentional Killing Of Someone

- Euthanasia is the intentional killing of someone, by action or neglect, who is defenseless or reliant upon others for their supposed benefit. The word, in its oldest form, meant gentle or good death, but now it is used in the same context as terms like mercy killing, assisted suicide, and physician- assisted death. However, euthanasia is not a recent concern; it has been practiced as early as the 1700’s, but it did not become widely known until the 1900’s when Adolf Hitler euthanized countless of mentally, physically, and terminally ill people in the first attempts to “cleanse” the German population....   [tags: Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Death]

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The Chilling And Killing Of Annabel Lee

- ... The meter that Poe infuses into “Annabel Lee” also contributes a great deal to its horrifying demeanor. Throughout the poem, Poe uses a combination of both iambs and anapests to give “Annabel Lee” its flow. Towards the end, however, we witness a transition to the sole use of anapests when Poe tells us “for the moon never beams without bringing me dreams of the beautiful Annabel Lee” (495). Poe’s utilization of anapests here also supports his tone by emphasizing words like moon, beams, and dreams, which give insight into how the haunting depression that the narrator must’ve been feeling after losing Annabel....   [tags: Poetry, Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe]

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Euthanasia Is The Act Of Mercy Killing

- The world is full of people, some of which are suffering every day from pain. Even with the advancements that have been made with medicine, it’s not enough to cure many diseases or to heal a person’s pain. Euthanasia is commonly referred to as a “mercy killing”. It is the intentional act of putting a person to death quietly and painlessly who has an incurable or painful disease, it is intended to be an act of mercy. According to (ANA, 2013), Euthanasia is the act of putting to death someone suffering from a painful and prolonged illness or injury....   [tags: Euthanasia, Death, Pain, Voluntary euthanasia]

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The Moral Concern Of The Mercy Killing

- ... This demonstration of dismissal from the patient is marked as deliberate suicide. Moreover, the consequences of such an act are particularly the responsibility of the patient. The issue of death and dying raises questions in society when discussing the quandary of euthanasia. Those issues are related to many ideologies that are pertinent and applicable to the sorts of issues that happen with euthanasia. For instance, the principle of autonomy, as mentioned before, the patient has the right to consent to treatment that supports the outcome beneficial to the patient decision....   [tags: Medical ethics, Death, Euthanasia, Autonomy]

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The Killing Of An African American Man

- ... With racial tensions at an all-time high, many felt insecure in certain situations. For example, when he Foringer 2 and his wife were walking their dogs they encountered two black men. They saw very few people on that road for the most part, so this was out of the ordinary. Not only did that make them uneasy, but so did the fact that the men were black. Although the situation may have been intimidating, the men were kind and just wanted to see the Lyon’s dogs. However, this event showed the impact of the Ferguson events had on him....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race, Racism]

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The Process Of Killing Animals For Meat

- ... Despite the importance of fat, saturated fat, found in red meats, eggs, some cooking oils, and dairy products, are known as one of the contributors to coronary artery disease. For these reasons, nutritionists considered vegetarian diets to be a healthy alternative because vegan diets replace the bad saturated fats. Furthermore, scientists have found a correlation between the vegan diets and a decrease in the risk of getting coronary artery disease (Planning a Healthy Vegetarian Diet). A recent analysis conducted by Harvard researcher determined that the intake of animal fat from red meat during premenopausal years is linked to the increased risk of breast cancer....   [tags: Nutrition, Meat, Vegetarianism, Fatty acid]

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The Justifications of Merciless Killing by the U.S

- A country that always makes itself seem as the peacekeeper, builds an enormous weapon to destroy and harm a country, and justifies it by making it seem as if the other country, Japan, was the one who brought it upon themselves. Is it possible that a country, like the United States, could be as ruthless as Hitler himself. The press release given to the public by President Truman attempts to justify the need for the use of a potent weapon, while diverting the attention from the harmful effects: however, other documents such as, Truman’s Diary, a survivor’s story and recent newspapers recognize the harmful effects and the amount of destruction that would be a result of the weapon being used....   [tags: American Government, Hitler, Hiroshima]

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The Laws are killing the Right to Die

- Is breaking an unjust law justified or punishable. Unjust laws cause people to rebel because they go against their beliefs. In the play Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone goes against the law to help her family member. The pressures of society cause Antigone and modern day physicians to go against the laws and take action on events that no one else is going to act upon because they do not have the courage to do so. Patients suffering from a terminally ill disease that give their consent to the doctor, give the right to their doctor to euthanize them....   [tags: Breaking the Law, Justifiable, Punishable]

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Euthanasia Is The Painless Killing Of A Patient

- I do not agree with Peter Singer, for the most part. Some of the agreements he and Johnson talked about were and had decent topics. Unfortunately, the main topic I do not agree with at all, only under certain circumstances. For example, Euthanasia is the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in a coma. I feel as if the Euthanasia should not only be the doctors, and or parents’ choice of their children’s death. If they feel that their child will never wake back up from a coma or if they know that their baby is in so much pain, that they would rather be dead than to stay alive....   [tags: Death, Euthanasia, Infant, Medical ethics]

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The Unethical of Euthanasia or Mercy Killing

- ... Euthanasia will place the power of saving or ending lives in the hands of healthcare providers. Determining whether a person life is in worth living or not is the ethical dilemma, because as individuals we have a different perception on life. For example, for someone who been living with pain for several year has acceptable the fact that they are dying of cancer, but the healthcare provider sees this patient as being in a great deal of pain and the only way to help this patient is through euthanasia....   [tags: murder, healthcare, life, ethical]

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Suicide Is An Act Of Self Killing

- Health statistics summary - suicide According to World health organisation (WHO), suicide is an act of self-killing (2015). It is a complex behaviour and therefore there are many reasons to why people wish to commit suicide (Beyond Blue, An information Booklet). Possible risk factors for suicidal activities include mental disorders like depression, alcohol dependence, schizophrenia or personality disorders and physical illnesses like cancer, HIV infections and neurological disorders (WHO, 2015)....   [tags: Suicide, Mental disorder, Death]

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Suicide Is The Act Of Killing Yourself

- Suicide is the act of killing yourself because you do not want to continue living. It is done voluntarily and intentionally. It’s becoming a major global public health issue with almost 1 million people committing suicide each year (Suicide Data, 2010a). Suicide is a serious mental health problem affecting the lives of young adults. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 24. During the past few decades, the number of adolescent deaths from suicide in the United States has increased significantly....   [tags: Suicide, Major depressive disorder]

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Suicide Is An Act Of Killing Yourself

- ... The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel alone.” Being involved in many movies, known to be not only an actor but a great comedian, Robin Williams lived what seemed to be a great life. He was known to have a smile on his face and when this act occurred, the whole world was astonished and saddened. What many people did not know was that Robin was, according to his wife, suffering from Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, depression and paranoia. Feeling lonely and depressed had a major effect on the actor leading to his death....   [tags: Suicide, Suicide methods, Émile Durkheim]

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The Killing Fields By Richard Nixon

- ... That managed to plague the country, leading to the Pol Pot regime. The film shares these same harrowing, hunting landscapes of the great loss. The film also reference’s the involment of the US, as evident by the very first scene. This is where Sydney Schanberg watches the city crumble, as the U.S. uncontrollably bombed in Phnom Penh. The film sets the mood of the events perfectly as it’s hard to watch, woefully confronting and truly quite disturbing. This perfectly matches with the real events and makes it to true to the story....   [tags: Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot, Dith Pran]

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The Police Killing Of Michael Brown

- Michael Brown The police killing of Michael Brown caused multiple violent riots and protest in the Ferguson area. The hands up don’t shoot movement was due to the lack of trust between African Americans and law enforcement. The protesters claim that Michael Brown had his hands up to the police and they ended up shooting and killing him. Forensics prove that to be completely wrong (Capehart, 2015) Michael Brown had a gun, and made a move towards to officers potentially threatening their lives. Earlier on in the day Michael Brown robbed a liquor store for blunt wraps....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer]

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Not Permiting Euthanasia the Mercy Killing

- ... Doing so interrupts the arrangement God has established for us on Earth as humans (“Euthanasia and Physician”). The practice of euthanasia can lead to abuse. Euthanasia sends out the message it is better for a person to be dead rather than sick or disabled. Not only does that devalue a person’s status as a human but puts them at risk. Because euthanasia is mercy killing, or the deliberate ending of a person who has a condition that cannot be healed, someone can kill a person who does not want to die and use euthanasia as a cover for their crime....   [tags: plan, interfere, death]

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The Hippocratic Oath of Killing Patients

- Pamela Bone, an American author, once said, “I'm not afraid of being dead. I'm just afraid of what you might have to go through to get there.” For terminally ill patients, euthanasia may be a choice for some. Being euthanized would end any suffering a loved one is forced to face while on their deathbed. It gives the patient the option to no longer prolong his or her last breath in agony, but rather under their own wish. It would be selfish to hold onto the relative only because the family does not want them to pass away, especially when the patient wanted to....   [tags: euthanasia, pamela bone, patients]

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The Mechanics Of The Killing Process

- ... Ultimately, the uniqueness of the Nazi institutions of murder resulted in the construction of compelling forces that guide the legacy of the Final Solution by instilling Jewish survivors with principles that are impossible to banish. The nature of Jewish resistance within each extermination camp differed on a fundamental level which offers a valuable insight into the factors that motivated certain segments of the Jewish populace to rebel and refuse to submit to Nazi authority. An aspect of the Holocaust that is often considered puzzling by contemporary observers is why a large majority of Jewish people seemingly accepted their fate to perish in the Nazi machine of death instead of offeri...   [tags: The Holocaust, Extermination camp, Nazi Germany]

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Persuasive Essay : Mercy Killing

- Mercy Killing As I have studied mercy killing through research and assignments I realized there is more to it than I thought. Mercy killing is taking someone’s life without the patient’s permission. It happens when someone feels that death is in the patient’s best interest to relieve pain or suffering. While conducting my research I found that another word for mercy killing is euthanasia, which I will be using periodically throughout my paper. I have research many views on the topic and I learned that most of them are due to personal life matters....   [tags: Death, Life, Human, Meaning of life]

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Stalking: The Killing of Actress RebeccaShaeffer

- Stalking up until the late 80’s was never recognized by state or federal law and was never publicized until the killing of actress Rebecca Shaeffer, most notable role “My Sister Sam.” Shaeffer was living in California at the time of her murder. She was murdered by her stalker of two years, Robert John Bardo. Before, stalking laws, he would have been labeled as an obsessed fan. It took the actions of an actress being murder before any state or federal legislators to see a need for anti-stalking laws....   [tags: stalking law , justice, safety]

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His Bromance Is Killing the Romance

- It’s great that your man has a best friend he can share all that boy stuff with, but this friend is becoming your love rival, how do you deal with this ‘significant other’. By Wairimu Gikenye Women are aware that men do have a best friend too, the guy in his life he just cannot let go off - his most trusted ally and confidant. A more fitting term used in Kenyan colloquial would be “his boy”. This is the unique phenomenon that is a ‘bromance’- a purely platonic relationship between 2 heterosexual males bonding over common interests and life experiences....   [tags: friend, interests, feeling, relationship]

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Abortion Is Killing An Innocent Person

- ... So the public says it’s okay to kill a baby that is breathing with a regular heart beat, but what about this. Imagine your mother developed alzheimer 's and became a burden to you, her heart is still beating and she is still breathing, but because this isn’t your ideal situation the doctor gives you the option to end her life. You’re obviously not going to do that, It’s ridiculous that he even thought of this as an option. That is your mother whose job was to protect you and she took care of you and she is alive....   [tags: Pregnancy, Fertility, Infertility, Fetus]

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TARGETED KILLING: A JUSTIFIED ACT

- Extrajudicial killings, or targeted killings as it is sometimes called, is the “deliberate, specific targeting and killing, by a government or its agents, of a supposed terrorist or of a supposed ‘unlawful combatant’ (i.e., one taking a direct part in hostilities in the context of an armed conflict) who is not in that government's custody” (“Targeted Killing”, Wikipedia). For years, targeted killings have been an integral part of modern warfare and in recent times has also integrated itself into the everyday law enforcement....   [tags: Warfare ]

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The Death Of Mercy Killing

- Mercy killing, also known as controlled suicide or euthanasia occurs when a person ends another person’s life intentionally. Among the reasons is that they believe that it is in their best interest to alleviate pain and suffering from a patient suffering from an incurable disease. The term is used to describe both situations when a person asked their life to be ended and when they never asked. Under the current law, any person who ends another person’s life can be charged with murder and also face mandatory life imprisonment if found guilty....   [tags: Death, Suicide, Euthanasia, Homicide]

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The Killing Of Walter Scott

- ... Others observe the lack of respect that we have for each other, and in return, they do not respect our black men. It also goes back to slavery and Jim Crow where white people still have the mindset that we are inferior to them because of the color of our skin or that we are worthless. We have to instill in our black men their worth and contribution to society. I believe the biggest reason our black men continue being gunned down is because we continue to allow incidents such as the killing of Walter Scott to occur, the officers who do the killings are not prosecuted, therefore our society justifies these police killings of black men....   [tags: African American, Black people, White people]

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Is Mercy Killing Really Merciful?

- Is Mercy Killing Really Merciful. The definition of the term “mercy” is giving compassion or forgiveness to someone that doesn’t deserve it. Has anyone ever thought of suicide as a compassionate act. Euthanasia comes from the greek word eu meaning good and thanatos meaning death. Has anyone ever thought of suicide being good. Andrew Coyne says, “A society that believes in nothing can offer no argument even against death. A culture that has lost its faith in life cannot comprehend why it should be endured.” We take life for granted and forget that it is a gift and not something we should just be able to end when it is most convenient for us....   [tags: Death, Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Homicide]

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The Years Days Of Killing

- ... Then, April 6, 1994 the plane carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana was shot down, and the Tutsis were blamed for it. This was the final straw and the genocide started. A few days after the assassination of Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana, the Tutsis became very fearful. On April 11, 1994 a militia wielding machetes started killing off people. When the army began to move into town they knew that their biggest fears had come true. They began to seek out protection for the soon to be massacre....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Tutsi]

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The Killing Fields, an Injustice

- We live in a world where deaths of celebrities and government officials take front page news, and are supported by fundraisers, and memorials in the memory of these people. Not to mention the countless internet posts about them. Two million innocent people were tortured and killed in cold blood just as digital cameras were becoming a part of our everyday life. This is too recent to forget about the wrongdoings that these people were put through by their dictator, Pol Pot. This genocide shows some similarities to the South African Apartheid that segregated races for the belief that one race was superior to the others....   [tags: genocide, Pol Pot, Cambodia]

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Are Scented Candles Killing You?

- Are Scented Candles Killing You. Some believe that scented candles are helpful in covering smells and also with aromatherapy. Others believe scented candles, air fresheners, and some oils are very harmful to the body and could be killing you. So, what are scented candles really doing to your body. The sense of smell is one of our strongest senses. Melissa Breyer states, “What’s clear is that we thrive on good smells; and it seems to me like we have been subtly strong-armed into thinking that synthetic “fresh” smells are better than the natural smells of living” (Breyer)....   [tags: toxins, allergy, chemicals]

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Bullying Is Killing Our Kids

- ... Sometimes one knows that those words should not be said, but for that reason, it is more “fun” to say them. “I call one of my Gentile friends a dumb Jew. Soon all of us revel in the discovery of this new slur. This new way of degrading each other catches on quickly” “But wait. Wasn’t Jesus a Jew. Isn’t Bill Rosenberg a Jew. We all love Bill. This must be something else. It sounds different. It sounds like it shouldn’t be said. So we say it and love saying it, we boys without weapons.” For me, hearing people calling me names and insulting me, created a fear towards them....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Verbal abuse, Victimisation]

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Social Media Is Killing People

- ... I said that to say this, while everybody is looking down at their device in their own very distant social world it keeps us from interacting with live people face to face in every day settings, and for the most part destroyed and ruined the simple art of conversation between two people with the illusion that we are still connected. With 75% of the population on some sort of social media or social site for almost 50% of their awake time we no longer have time to interact in person or have a sit down and enjoy one another’s company, but instead have a sit down and jump on social media and basically ignore each other the whole time we are together making spending time together pointless....   [tags: Sociology, Facebook, Social network aggregation]

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Systematic Killing in Darfur, Sudan

- A disaster is unfolding in Darfur, a region on the western side of Sudan. Currently, the people of Darfur have been continually assaulted by the Sudanese army and by other private armies controlled by Sudan’s government. One of these armed forces is called the Janjaweed and some believe it means, “Devil on horseback” or from the Persian language (Farsi) believe it translates to, “warrior”. In Darfur, families are being murdered, raped, and starved by the thousands. Innocent civilians in Darfur continue to be victims of unthinkable brutality since 2003....   [tags: Genocide]

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Legalized Killing Should Be Abolished

- Capital punishment, also called death penalty, is the punishment by death for a crime, and the only form of legalized killing. It may be carried out by electrocution, hanging, lethal injection, gas chamber, and firing squad. The death penalty has been banished in over one hundred and thirty countries, and it has been abolished in every industrialized nation except for the United States of America. In the United States, capital punishment has been an extremely controversial issue that divides the country and leads to disharmony....   [tags: Capital Punishment]

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Stop Killing for Fur Coats

- ... In modern times, fur is still seen as a piece of fashion that represents wealth. Demand for furs gradually became so great that hunting the animals became feeble and inefficient. Thus creating a need for collecting a lot of fur with little time and effort. Fur farming fulfilled this necessity. However, fur farming became both controversial and expensive. To compensate, faux fur was created. Using synthetic hair, faux fur resembles real fur closely. Organizations like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, have pressured fashion companies to use faux fur instead of real fur (Conjecture)....   [tags: slaughter, farms, faux]

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Killing Rage : Ending Racism

- these students were able to graduate high school, seek further education, and become successful individuals that aspire to inspire younger generations in their society to fight for equality. In the book, Killing rage: Ending Racism by bell hook she talks about “ black rage” as an anger people feel in response to racism in society. She talks about how people of color experience rage as a form of resistance towards the white supremacists aggression they encounter. She goes on and says that rage is an appropriate response to injustice....   [tags: Racism, Race, White people, High school]

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The Flowers Are Killing Me

- ... Policies that only block the necessity for humans to understand each other. When does someone say we need to look into our hearts this time. “Hello. Mr. Mason?” said a tall woman in her fifties, “My name is Rebecca. I am the head nurse. Would you mind stepping into my office for a second?” Scott followed her down the dimly lit hallway and entered into an office. The room was too small for a head nurse, the walls were covered with photos of her family. A strong scent of pumpkin pie candles filled the air....   [tags: 2005 singles, 2007 singles, Family]

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The, Killing Us Softly 4

- ... The first journal on Gay’s “Girls, Girls, Girls” observes the lack of diversity in television shows and movies. Gay uses the example of Lena Dunham’s show Girls, as all of the characters are young, relatively wealthy, white girls. Although a show is about newly graduated girls living on their own in New York City, it fails to represent a large portion of the city’s population. By not having representation throughout the media, it states that these women’s lives are not important enough to express....   [tags: Woman, Girl, Female, Women]

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Killing Of One For Heartbreak

- ... Of course he checks if there’s anybody watching “No police anywhere… he takes a swallow of bourbon.” Before this incident Rodney is still trying to find his way out. “He nods smiles inside what he knows is the panted make up. “ when the girl in the car next to him tell him hello. This is two instances where he is having a internal dilemma, he wants to be happy as his painted smile and he wants to deliver the cake. Rodney is viewing himself as weak, while Tandolfo is seen as unafraid and courageous....   [tags: Dissociative identity disorder]

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Is Targeted Killing Justified?

- Definition of Targeted Killing: In a report from May 2010, the United Nations General Assembly defined targeted killing as “premeditated acts of lethal force employed by states in times of peace or during armed conflict to eliminate specific individuals outside their custody.” The concept of targeted killing is not a new term; however, it has only recently entered the forefront of international relations in the post-9/11 world. Per the Council of Foreign Relations, the policy of targeted killing first gained worldwide recognition when the Israeli government admitted to targeting alleged Palestinian terrorists....   [tags: armed conflict, peace, terrorists]

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Rationalization of Mass Killing

- According to former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, “there is no rationality at all about ethnic conflict. It is gut, it is hatred”(Z). Despite this claim however, many political scientists assert that mass killing is rational, and serves a purpose to those who instigate it: two such theorists, Barry Posen and Benjamin Valentino, present two differing philosophies. Posen presents a theory for mass killings that focuses on the realist school of thought, and therefore mainly on the concept of security dilemma and anarchy....   [tags: Barry Posen v. Benjamin Valentino philosphies]

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Joy of Killing Animals

- It is a beautiful, crisp spring morning, and there is not a cloud in the sky. Tommy, an avid hunter, decides to take advantage of the weather and go hunting. Quietly, he finds a spot in the woods and settles. He takes in the scenery. Hunting has become one of his favorite activities on the weekends; he doesn’t eat any of the animals he kills, but he enjoys the thrilling feeling that runs down his spine as he takes down a big buck. Suddenly, Tommy hears a rustling in the leaves. A sudden noise has alerted his senses, and he spots a squirrel scurrying up a tree....   [tags: Illegal Hunting, Animal Abuse]

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Abortion: Killing the Innocent

- Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures performed in the United States each year. The ninth amendment gave women the legal right to abort since 1789. Abortion has been thought of as a legal form of murder. Some argue that it is not murder, but a mother’s right. This gives women the opportunity to take the easy way out, which is selfish. More than 40% of all women will end a pregnancy by abortion at some time in their reproductive life. Abortion is taking another’s life, a life that you created and is dependent on you....   [tags: The Right to Life, Pro-Life Essays]

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Ted Bundy's Killing Spree

- Introduction Theodore Robert Cowell known as Ted Bundy is one of the most well-known serial killers. Bundy began terrorizing the United States in Seattle in1974 until 1978. The Approximations of his murder count is from anywhere 30-100 victims. The final number is unknown. Bundy took advantage of his good looks and charming personality to lure countless women. Childhood Ted Bundy was born at the Elizabeth Lung Home for Unwed Mother in Vermont, to a woman named Eleanor Louise Cowell. The father was never identified, but Eleanor’s family suspected that her abusive father was Bundy’s biological father....   [tags: Criminology ]

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Obesity is Killing Us

- Obesity Is Killing Us Many will agree that anytime they get the opportunity to indulge themselves in foods that are unhealthy for them they’ll take it, but is the unhealthy weight gain and potential health risks really worth it. Obesity in adults has doubled since 1980, while childhood obesity has more than tripled (Levi and Lavizzo- Mourey 5-6). The unhealthy foods being consumed daily is affecting many American’s physically, emotionally, and mentally. It’s a big problem that is constantly growing throughout the United States....   [tags: Food, Unhealthy Eating Habits, Epidemic]

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Killing the Killer Whale

- ... After drilling of the teeth, the area must be washed thoroughly every day for the rest of the particular orca’s life. Bad dental issues can lead to many other health problems such as infections, pneumonia, and even a heart attack. Orcas are also constantly receiving antibiotics, which causes “…disruption of normal bacterial flora in the gut, malnutrition, and susceptibility of the host to opportunistic pathogens such as fungi and yeast.” The orcas also get a great deal of sunburn because there is no protection from it in such a shallow pool....   [tags: Orca trafficking, inhumane acts]

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Honor Killings : The Shafia Family

- HOW DOES TWO CULTURES CLASING LEAD TO MURDER. HONOR KILLINGS - THE SHAFIA FAMILY. Honor killings are acts of retribution, frequently causing death. These acts are often committed by the male family members against female family members. Victims of honour killings are believed to have brought dishonor or shame upon the family. In 2007, a study by Dr. Amin Muhammad and his colleague, Dr. Sujay Patel of Memorial University, Canada, researched how the tradition of honor killings was brought to Canada The report highlighted that ‘’When people come and settle in Canada they can bring their traditions and forcefully follow them....   [tags: Police, Family, Honor killing, Sibling]

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Honor Killing

- According to Webster’s dictionary, honor killing is, “the traditional practice in some countries of killing a family member who is believed to have brought shame on the family.” Honor killings take place all over the world, even in contemporary societies. One society that still participates in honor killings is Britain. According to a Newsweek article, a father killed his fifteen-year-old daughter. It was said that she had started to date a secret boyfriend, and after the family found out, a family council decided death was the best option....   [tags: religion, morality, abuse]

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Honor Killing

- Human rights are thought to be the basic rights that each human holds regardless of sex, gender, race, ethnicity, religion or other discriminating factors (Human Rights, retrieved from www.amnestyusa.org). War crimes, segregation, genocide, and crimes against humanity are among the most serious violations of human rights. Honor is seen as a proud name, public esteem, and a showing of respect. Dishonor results in honor killings in many regions around the world, violating human rights. According to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), 5000 women across the world were killed in the name of honor in the year 2000, although the actual number may be higher because of unregistered or falsely reported ca...   [tags: Human Rights]

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Mercy Killing

- Mercy Killing There is an immense debate about whether terminally ill people should be able to control their own death. Most people probably wish for an eternal painless life unfortunately that is not the case. Lives seem to end just about every day around the world. Some are accidents, some are suicides, and others are murders. In just about all states in the United States of America, euthanasia is illegal, and it is considered a criminal act. Many believe that because patients are suffering too much as it is with their illness that they should be able to control their life....   [tags: Euthanasia Essays]

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Killing Me?

- People trust their physicians to know how to diagnose what is wrong with them using diagnostic skills which include patient interview, medical tests and physical observation. We have become accustomed the mindset that there is a pill to fix what is making US feel bad. Doctors in the United States of America a lot less than 20 minutes for each patient, and this time most people would never think to ask the physician if there is more than one way to treat their illness. In fact most people do not ask their physician any questions at all....   [tags: Medical Science]

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Nazi Killing Squads

- How did the Nazis kill so many people . This question is important because somehow the Nazis managed to kill over 6 million Jews during the Holocaust. During the Holocaust, the S.S deployed Killing Squads which were characterized by their tactics, important dates,and their impact on the Final Solution. Killing Squads managed to find a fast killing tactic. This is a crucial part of the topic because figuring out how Killing Squads kill could show why they were able to kill so many Jews, Gypsies, and Communist leaders....   [tags: Jewish Holocaust, genocide]

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The Distinction Between Killing And Letting Die

- There are many different takes on the distinction between killing and letting die. Direct killing is designed as a direct action to kill a person. Yet, letting die is designed to reduced pain and suffering. Some argue that there is no difference in the two, but others argue there is a significant difference. Rachels, Nesbitt, and Callahan all argue their claims about the distinctions of killing and letting die. Altogether, they have very insightful arguments and each should be considered carefully....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, KILL, 175]

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Children Killing Children

- According to a study by Dr. Suzanne Lego crime has decreased in the past 10 years in all but one area, youth violence. Dr. Lego states that a study conducted by Dr. Joyce Brothers reveals that when a gun in placed on a table in a room where children are playing, and with no one making physical contact with the gun, aggressiveness increases in the level of play. According to Dr. Lego, the same behavior was expressed when a television was tuned to a violent, action packed program (Lego). It is my opinion that this increased level of aggression does not disappear simply because the cause of the aggression has been removed....   [tags: Psychology ]

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The Horrors of Killing Centers During the Holocaust

- Poland was devastated when German forces invaded their country on September 1, 1939, marking the beginning of World War II. Still suffering from the turmoil of World War I, with Germany left in ruins, Hitler's government dreamt of an immense, new domain of "living space" in Eastern Europe; to acquire German dominance in Europe would call for war in the minds of German leaders (World War II in Europe). The Nazis believed the Germans were racially elite and found the Jews to be inferior to the German population....   [tags: nazi, experimentation, massacre ]

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