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M & Ms - Miners and Mercury

- Most miners of the Amazon lead a very polluted way of life. They pollute the environment they live in and they pollute themselves. The, "garimpeiros" as the miners are called in Brazil are independent farmers of the gold that flows beneath the rivers of the Amazon rain-forest. Their daily routine of early mornings, long hard days, and late nights drinking and taking cocaine contribute to their way of life. Their only goal in life is to drill for the gold dust which seems to collect at the bottoms of waterfalls then use the profits for illegal self indulgences like cocaine....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Heap Leaching

- Heap Leaching Heap leaching is a method used most commonly for the mining of gold. Along with heap leaching comes many environmental concerns and considerations. In order to decrease these environmental concerns, there must be regulations placed on the mining of gold. Regulations can stem from control acts, enforced by the Department of Energy and other agencies similar to this, to simple regulations dealing with the equipment companies must use in their daily excavations. The heap leaching method used to extract gold uses cyanide as part of the process....   [tags: Gold Mining Miners Minerals Essays]

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Copper Mining

- Copper Mining Copper mining has become a very important industry in today’s society. It is also one of man’s oldest commercial activities. There are many steps from finding a mine site to producing a product made of copper or a copper alloy. The mining industry has also had many important developments from the time the first mine was formed in Rio Tinto in 3000 B.C. The earliest copper sources were globules and chunks of native copper found on the Earth’s surface. After we quickly exhausted the limited amount of native copper, we were forced to look underground for more sources....   [tags: Natural Resources Minerals Miners Essays]

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The Ethics of Selling Cigarrettes to Minors

- Ethically as we Americans have defined is not on the minds of these executives of the cigarette firms. Our society has made it ethically and legally wrong to sell cigarettes to a minor. These companies located in the United States adhere to the laws and ethical issues within our borders, so what is the difference when they practice these unethical business transactions in smaller countries. These smaller, less developed countries do not have the technology and understanding to disallow the sale of cigarettes to minors....   [tags: Selling Cigarrettes to Minors]

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No Death Penalty For Minors

- The Death Penalty is the execution of criminals for committing crimes regarded so bad that this is the only acceptable punishment. It establishes order in society by putting the fear of death in to would be killers. Although this works for the most part, one has to wonder if a child who commits murder thinks about the fact that it can lead to a death sentence. Studies by the Harvard Medical School, the National Institute of Mental Health and the UCLA’s Department of Neuroscience found that the frontal and pre-frontal lobes of the brain, which regulate impulse control and judgment, are not fully developed in adolescents....   [tags: No Death Penalty for Juveniles]

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How Do Fake IDs Assist In The Corruption Of Minors

- How do fake IDs assist in illegal activity in underage minors. We think that with the use of fake IDs, minors are able to obtain things they would not be able to get without a fake id, thus increasing the use of alcohol (going to bars), and underage smoking. It also increases other things that minors would not be able to do, such as get into over 18 clubs, R rated movies, buy spraypaint and weaponry such as boxcutters. The problems of the underage youth using fake IDs to buy substances, and do things that they would normally not be able to do without the use of a fake ID, is an age old problem....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reflection of the Life of Minors in 19th Century Britain

- How far do the experiences of young Pip reflect the life of minors in the 19th century Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations is narrated by its young hero, orphan Philip Pirrip, known as Pip, living with his older sister and her husband, blacksmith Joe Gargery, in the Kent marshes. Young Pip lived a life similar to other orphans yet confronted a vast range of improbable incidents, such as helping a fugitive convict. Pip’s background, opportunities offered to him, and familial life make his experience uncharacteristic compared to others in a similar position....   [tags: English Literature:]

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Germinal by Emile Zola

- Germinal In a period heavily influenced by Karl Marx and the quest for realistic portrayals of life in literature, Emile Zola wrote Germinal. This book realistically depicts the lives of the miners, as well as the beliefs that they turn to. The miners, following in Etienne’s footsteps, condemn capitalism and the bourgeois. Zola condemns capitalism and shows its power of corruption among the bourgeois, the miners, and in Etienne. It is safe to say that the bourgeois and the miners did not collaborate....   [tags: essays papers]

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Causes of the General Strike

- Causes of the General Strike In this essay I will discuss the reasons for the start of the general strike, the long and short term causes. In the 1920's Britain was having a hard time on the industrial front. It had begun with the miners, the coal industry wasn't fairing to well and was declining rapidly and had been since 1918. This was because during the first world war the mines were run by the government and the conditions of the mines were good but also the wages were standardised which the miners had no problems with as the were very acceptable....   [tags: Papers]

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The General Strike 1926

- The General Strike 1926 In 1925 the mine-owners announced that they intended to reduce the miner's wages. The General Council of the Trade Union Congress responded to this news by promising to support the miners in their dispute with their employers. The Conservative Government, decided to intervene, and supplied the necessary money to bring the miners' wages back to their previous level. This event became known as Red Friday because it was seen as a victory for working class solidarity....   [tags: Papers]

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The Power Sruggle in the Film, Matewan

- The Power Sruggle in the Film, Matewan The film Matewan brings to life the workings of a small West Virginia coal-mining town in the 1920's. Stone Mountain, as the town was called, existed for mining exclusively. Every resident of the town worked for the Stone Mountain Coal Company. The company was the dominant force in the community, acting as a feudal lord. It owned all the land, residential areas and restaurants. In this particular town residents had no other choice than to work for the Coal Company because it had monopoly control over all the resources thus creating a feudal economic system....   [tags: Film Movies Business Management]

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South Wales in the 1930s

- South Wales in the 1930s 1. Sources 1 and 2 give many reasons for poverty in South Wales in the 1930s, Unemployment however being the most significant as it was the cause of almost all the poverty in South Wales at this time there were a number of causes for unemployment listed in source 1 such as:- Ÿ The collapse of the post-war economic boom Ÿ Increased competition from abroad Ÿ The General strike Ÿ The decline in the mining and steel industries Ÿ The great depression All of these factors caused mass unemployment in South Wales in the 1930s almost to the point where nearly three quarters of the population in South Wales were unemployed....   [tags: Papers]

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Reasons for the General Strike of 1926

- Reasons for the General Strike of 1926 The General Strike took place as a result of short and long-term problems. Long term factors such as the increase in Trade Union members, the change of ownership in the mines, and the threat of Communism were all starting points. The price of coal fluctuating along with economic instability in Britain, the US and Germany and the adherence to the Gold Standard also contributed to the timing of the General Strike. The growth of the Labour Party and the threat of nationalisation made private mine owners feel insecure....   [tags: Papers]

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Capital Punishment and Minors, Women, Retarded, and the Innocent

- This essay takes the exceptions to the rule, the classes of people who are not ordinarily sentenced to death, and expsoses how they are impacted by the death penalty. Child offenders are people convicted of committing crimes when they were under the age of 18. International human rights treaties prohibit anyone under 18 years of age at the time of the crime being sentenced to death. The ICCPR, the ACHR and the CRC all have provisions to this effect. One hundred and fifteen countries whose laws still provide for the death penalty either have provisions in their laws which exclude the death penalty against child offenders, or may be presumed to exclude such use by virtue of becoming pa...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Dangers Of Coal Mining

- What comes to mind when you think of coal mining. If you're like me, coal mining means living in darkness and a cold hearted industry. Other words that come to mind are poverty and oppression. Coal mining is not a job that you dream about or get a degree for. People who are coal miners do not chose a life full of danger and repression, they get stuck with it. There are many dangers that come along with coal mining, not only for the workers, but for the environment. Coal mining and the coal industry have caused irreversible damage to our environment and has killed innocent miners....   [tags: Profession Coal Coal Mining Mines]

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John Sayles Movie, Matewan

- John Sayles' Movie, Matewan Writer and Director John Sayles movie Matewan, portrays the town of Matewan, West Virginia during their historic struggle out of feudalism in the 1920's. Because a single large company owned everything in Matewan, it was nearly impossible to rise out of the feudal relationship, especially since preaching the ideals of capitalism could easily result in losing all of one's property and material possessions. While feudalism can easily be written off as a economic and social structure of the past, this notion is easily proven false in Matewan; the people of Mingo County had no choice but to follow the orders of The Stone Mountain Coal Company....   [tags: Films Movies Essays]

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Matewan: A John Sayles' Film

- Matewan: A John Sayles' Film John Sayles, the writer and director of the film Matewan, demonstrates an understanding, albeit possibly an unconscious one, of the struggle between two economic systems. This work depicts the historical events of 1920 in the Mingo County, West Virginia town of Matewan, a place that came to be known as "Bloody Mingo". Although many people are accustomed to viewing feudalism as a social system from the past, history is not such an orderly, linear progression of societies and ways of life but is, rather, a dynamic, chaotic process....   [tags: Economy Economics Movies Essays]

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John L. Lewis

- John L. Lewis John L. Lewis started life in Lucas County, Iowa February 12, 1880 the son of Thomas Lewis, a coal miner and policeman. John was welsh born. In the 1880's and the 1890's their family lived in a company owned shanty with an outdoor privy. Whet John was in his teens they moved to Des Moines. That is where John attended high school, completing almost all of his four years of schooling. Family ties were strong, even though he did not approve of his mothers religion he did obey her when it came to sexuality and alcohol usage....   [tags: Biography Biographies]

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Stop The Deforestation

- "This land is where we know where to find all that it provides for us--food from hunting and fishing, and farms, building and tool materials, medicines. This land keeps us together within its mountains; we come to understand that we are not just a few people or separate villages, but one people belonging to a homeland" (Colins 32). The "homeland" is the Upper Mazaruni District of Guyana, a region in the Amazon rain forest where the Akawaio Indians make their home (32). The vast rain forest, often regarded as just a mass of trees and exotic species, is to many indigenous people a home....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Chileans In California

- Samuel Brannan's famous announcement in San Francisco that gold had been discovered on the American River took place on May 12, 1848. One of the ships in San Francisco harbor at the time was the J.R.S., a brig out of Valparaiso, Chile, Alfredo Andrews, captain. At the time gold was being purchased in San Francisco for $8 to $10 cash per ounce ($14 to $16 per ounce in trade for merchandise). The supercargo on the J.R.S. had just sold his cargo of merchandise for $4,000 and he offered to purchase all of the gold brought to him for $12 per ounce cash....   [tags: Gold Rush San Francisco History]

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Alaskas Gold Rush

- The gold rush era in the United States began in California in 1848 and ended around the year 1900. (Yukon) Although miners searched for the valuable metal into the twentieth century, the Klondike gold rush, which was around 1897 till 1900, was the last of some of the major rushes to occur. People had flocked to the upper part of the Yukon River in hopes of striking it rich. Many people had traveled from the Canadian and American regions to the center of the Klondike gold rush to fulfill their dreams of one day being rich with gold....   [tags: American History]

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Gold Strike, Relating To Cry,

- “Gold mining union plans one-day Free State strike” An article dated March 17, 2000 NUM, or South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers, is organizing a one-day strike at Free State gold mines. They are protesting the poverty and job losses from the mines. NUM is the country’s biggest mining union with 50,000 members, and on March 22 the strike would affect five gold companies; AngloGold Ltd., Gold Fields Ltd., Harmony Gold Co., Avgold and African Rainbow Minerals. NUM spokesman Ikaneng Matlala didn’t say, however, how many members of the union would participate on the strike, but did say “All the gold mines in the Free State gold fields are going to embark on a strike.” The prote...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Development of the Coal Industry

- The Development of the Coal Industry 1) Light As a beginning, workers had problems of lighting their work. Several methods were used, none of them were particularly attractive. It was not safe to light in a mine. They first used rotten fish, which gave off a phosphorescent glow (besides the dreadful smell). Candles, which exploded the methane flint mills, which produced sparks of light but could also ignite the methane. After 1815, the Davy lamp was available, but it cost money and employers were reluctant to buy them....   [tags: Papers]

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Youth in Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs

- Youth in Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs Wherever adult educators gather, whether at conferences, meetings, or in e-mail discussion groups, a topic on many minds is the challenge of increasing numbers of teenagers enrolled in adult education classes. (Smith 2002, p. 1). The increase in the number of youth under the age of 18 enrolling in federally funded adult basic and literacy education programs is a trend that is putting increasing pressures on programs designed to serve an adult population (Hayes 2000)....   [tags: Adult Education Minors Youth Essays]

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Coal Extraction and Black Lung

- Coal Extraction and Black Lung Coal is an indispensable fossil fuel that is very important to today’s society. With out coal, one would have to live without many of the luxuries we have today. There would be no lights to light a house, no movie cinemas, no electrical heaters, and no televisions or phones. “Coal has many important uses, but most significancy in electricity generation, steel and cement manufacture, and industrial process heating. Coal provides over 23% of global primary energy need and generates about 39% of the world’s electricity” (Source 1)....   [tags: Environment Energy Essays]

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Momaday and Sears: Culture

- A Story Tells it All There seems to be a central theme to Sears’ book, Momaday’s book, and the various films we have reviewed, that there are old stories told about all of these "sacred places" that show us how to understand, care for, preserve, and protect the land around them. There are two aspects that stem from this main theme: that the words of these stories are traditional and sacred, and that people value different parts of the land in different ways. Some cultures value land as a worshiping center while others use it merely for entertainment and recreation....   [tags: Momaday’s Literature Culture Essays]

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Eureka!

- Eureka. Nearly four decades after the events at Eureka Stockade, Henry Lawson marked the death of the battle's leader, Peter Lalor, with an anti-establishment piece of verse, 'Eureka!'. In this and other poems such as his first, 'The Republic', 'The Fight of Eureka Stockade' and 'Freedom of the Wallaby', Lawson may well have been trying to light the fire of Australian nationalism and a move to independence with our own flag, The Southern Cross. To many, the Eureka rebellion of the 3rd of December 1854 is a defining moment in Australian history....   [tags: Australian History Essays]

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Wales and the Spanish Civil War

- Wales and the Spanish Civil War There were many reasons for the men of south Wales joining the Spanish civil war most of which can be divided up in to the following categories; Political, Economic, Social, Cultural and Religious. The most important of which I feel is Political as I think you can find that all these other problems stemmed from the political reasons. It was these political reasons that had the most impact on the miners and ultimately more than any of the others encouraged them to actively join the war Spanish Civil war, which was being fought over the political division between the right wing nationalists and the left wing republicans....   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact of the Past on British Columbia

- The Impact of the Past on British Columbia Beautiful British Columbia, one hears this phrase constantly mentioned, but does anyone know why it is so beautiful. Though BC houses many people, very few know how BC got to where it is today. Not many people know that the Cariboo Wagon Road was built entirely by hand, pick and shovel. Some people may not realize that getting to the California Gold Rush was either an agonizing 2000 mile walk or a 6 month boating trip, and more than half the ‘gold rushers’ never even struck gold....   [tags: Papers]

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Mercury's Contribution to Environment is Far Greater than the Damage

- Mercury is a rare metal, which was discovered in 1500BC by the Ancient Egyptians. Since then, many cultures have believed that it holds supernatural powers, because it is liquid at room temperature and, therefore, looks magical. Contrary to what the ancient people believed, mercury is highly toxic and can cause many illnesses and eventually death. Despite its toxicity, mercury is very useful, and has been used for many things, from thermometers to helping to mine gold. Mercury is very valuable, because it has many uses....   [tags: metal, mining, toxic]

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Free Narrative Essays - A Bowl of Soup

- A Bowl of Soup It was a simple bowl of soup. Chicken with rice, from a can. But as I sat down to eat my lunch, a sudden thought flashed through my head: What a miracle this bowl of soup is. A savory, golden broth, bright orange carrot coins, plump grains of rice, bits of chicken. Struck deeply by this realization, I simply sat for a minute watching thin wisps of steam rising from the surface. Just a bowl of soup. I'd never given much thought to the origins of my food. I simply went to the store, threw produce and cans and boxes into my cart, and brought them home....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example]

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Alfred Nobel

- The inventor of dynamite was a very important roll to take part in. The ultimate inventor of it was a mane named Alfred Nobel. Before dynamite, miners had to use nitrogen to blow holes in rock and other things. However it is too volatile and can explode incredibly easily. Alfred changed all this.   Alfred Nobel was born on October 21st 1833 in Stockholm. He studied their until1842 when his family moved to St. Petersburg in Russia. Since his father was an influential inventor and industrialist the family moved from country to country....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Siege Of Yorktown

- It was four o'clock in the morning when my commanding officer awoke me and we were ordered to prepare to march. We had set up an extensive camp at Chatham in New York, we all believed that we would attack New York City. It turned out that we were marching on towards Yorktown. When we arrived at Yorktown the bay was full of French ships. Our army along with the French encircled Cornwallis. Cornwallis did not surrender, he waited for a larger British fleet to save him. Being in the Corps of Sappers and Miners we were to prepare mines and trenches....   [tags: American History]

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Taking a Look at Child Labor

- Child labor is a cruel act that involves putting children into back breaking work. The poet William Blake lived in a time when such harshness was accepted, and saw it for what it truly was. In his poem, Blake shows the child labor in chimney sweeping. The poem is centered around two characters, the narrator and a boy child named Tom. The narrator is a young boy who was sold into work at a young age. Tom is a child in the same situation but he has a strange dream. In “The Chimney Sweeper”, Blake expresses his view of the wrongness of child labor by showing what it is and how it affects the children....   [tags: back breaking work done my minors]

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The Germanic and Celtic Tradition by George MacDonald

- The Germanic and Celtic Tradition by George MacDonald One of the most interesting things about fairytales is how the author has borrowed ideas from ancient myths and legends and kept them alive in their writings. The Princess and the Goblin is one of these fairytales. In writing this novel, George MacDonald has incorporated much of the folk tradition in his characters and plot. Specifically, his concept of goblins seem to be drawn from the tradition of dwarfs, gnomes, and kobolds of Germanic myth and the fairies, or elves, of Celtic myth....   [tags: Germanic Celtin Macdonald Fairytales Essays]

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The Coal War, by upton sinclair

- THE COAL WAR Book 1, The Social Chasm By: Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair wrote The Coal War in 1976 being published by Colorado Associated University Press. Book One; "The Social Chasm," contained 69 pages while the entirety of The Coal War had 399 pages with two other Books. "The Social Chasm" was easy to follow and had an intriguing beginning. The Coal War portrays many situations common to the people of the coal fields and those making an effort to improve its conditions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Miners Strike 1984

- Throughout the century British coal had become increasingly costly and difficult to mine. Nationalization in 1948 had not altered this. Indeed, there was a case for saying that lack of government investment since that date had added to the problem. For some time Britain had been importing coal from abroad. With the exception of few pits producing particular types of coal, British mines by the 1970s were running at loss. When Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister the first thing she wanted to do was limit union power....   [tags: British Coal, Margaret Thatcher vs Trade Union]

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The Age Of Consent

- The idea of “the child” is constantly evolving, and children appear to be maturing more rapidly each year. As a response, laws pertaining to minors have had to keep up with these social changes. In the health care context, the competency of children is constantly scrutinized and challenged. Accordingly, reforms to past laws that deemed minors lacked decisional capacity have resulted in the “mature minor” doctrine. Although this doctrine allows minors a degree of independence in the decision-making process it maintains many grey areas....   [tags: Minors]

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Smoking Prohibited with Minors in Vehicles

- Smoking Prohibited with Minors in Vehicles Children do not have a choice whether or not an adult smokes while driving a vehicle. According to Chest magazine, 4.8 million American children have been diagnosed with asthma. The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta report that in 1993, 159,000 children under the age of fifteen were hospitalized for acute asthma, and 5,300 people died. The American Lung Association states that the annual health care cost for asthma is 12.6 billion dollars. "The value of reduced productivity due to loss of school days represented the largest single indirect cost related to asthma, approaching $1 billion." The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disea...   [tags: Papers]

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The Causes And Consequences Of The General Strike In 1926

- The Causes And Consequences Of The General Strike In 1926 For a brief period after the First World War, Britain faced an economic boom. Workers were in a strong position and businesses were optimistic, believing that world demand for British goods would increase and trading would return to the success it had prior to the war. However, in 1920, Britain experienced their worst economic slump in history. This was caused by a poor performance in foreign markets due to the lack of reinvestment, modernisation in British industry and increased competition abroad, especially from the USA and Germany....   [tags: Papers]

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Coal Mining and Its Impacts

- Coal Mining and Its Impacts Coal is a hard, black colored rock-like substance. It is made up of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and varying amount of sulphur. Coal was form as decomposition took place in the absence of oxygen and much of the hydrogen content of the matter was eroded away, leaving a material rich in carbon. The material was compressed over the years by sand and dirt, leaving the form of a carbon known as coal. The different types of coals are Anthracite, bituminous, lignite, peat, coke, and charcoal....   [tags: Coal Dangers Mines Essays Papers]

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The Events of the British General Strike

- The Events of the British General Strike Indeed it could be said that the failure of the general strike and resultantly any real change proves that Britain in 1926 was a conservative society, but others would argue that it wasn’t that the British people wanted change, it was just that the government and the elites didn’t. Before we can begin to answer this question firstly we have to understand the exact meaning of the word conservative. I have found the meaning to be as follows; “Tending toward maintaining traditional and proven views, conditions and intuitions, favouring the preservation of established customs, values etc and opposing innovation”....   [tags: Papers]

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Matewan Directed by John Sayles

- Matewan Directed by John Sayles John Sayles illustrates a feudalistic society in 1920 in his film, Matewan. Matewan is a mining town in West Virginia dominated by the Stone Mountain Cole Company. The company creates most of the labor opportunity in town, providing positions for unskilled laborers as miners. Sayles shows how the company acted as a feudalistic lord. The Stone Mountain Cole Company controlled housing, food, spending and debt of its workers. The company paid the miners per tone instead of an hourly wage....   [tags: History Labor Film Essays]

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Employment in Remote Mining Areas and Associated Social Issues

- This article examines the issue that most people who live in rural areas in developing countries work in artisanal and small-scale mining because of a lack of alternative economic activities. This circumstances has make a lot of problem, such as : security, health, under aged labour and also environmental impacts because most of this mining occurs in uncontrolled way. The purpose of this article is to learn about artisanal gold mining’s current situation in central Mozambique. As mentioned above, artisanal mining has many problems thus made the president of Mozambique stated that there is a clear political will to improve the artisanal miners’ working condition because there are so many mis...   [tags: Article Analysis]

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The Ludlow Massacre

- “I’m not a humanitarian, I’m a hell-raiser.” Mother Jones followed her own advice concerning a small town in Las Animas County. The Ludlow Massacre occurred on April 20th, 1994, in the tent town of Ludlow, Colorado, the intricate web of events that lead to the events that happened in Ludlow are a look in to the conditions that some of the minorities and immigrants had to live in, during the early twentieth century. Coal production had become a driving force behind the United States industrial revolution....   [tags: minorities, immigrants, mining]

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Gramsci's Concept of Critical Understanding

- Gramsci's Concept of Critical Understanding 1. Gramsci's concept of critical understanding states that all men are philosophers, and that the inherent common sense that the average individual has is not critical and coherent but disjointed and episodic. Political education can transform this common sense into critical understanding. Individuals of the subordinate class look to organic individuals within their own class for leadership in order to be able to construct oppositional conceptions of life that would become popular and hegemonic....   [tags: Papers]

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Kill or be Killed: Child Soldiers

- ... Parents are forced to tell where their children are hidden, if not they are tortured and even killed (Steel). After being abducted the children are then enforced to march to camp, anyone who attempts to escape is killed (Steel). As soon as these children are captured they are immediately trained to fight. To transform these children into killers, there are many tactics used. Training was an extremely difficult time for most children because they had to learn to not be emotionally attached after slaughtering men and women....   [tags: exploitation and abuse of minors, ]

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Long Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse

- Children have resilience unlike any other group of people. They have the ability to heal quicker than someone does that has a better understanding of what it is to heal. Yet, when a child is sexual abused, something happens to that resilience. It isn’t as easy to pull through. That healing doesn’t come as easy and the damage that is caused by sexual abuse to a child is long-term. Effects of childhood sexual abuse are extensive. This extensive damage can lead to a number of different outlets. These outlets tend to be destructive....   [tags: STI, sexuality, resilience of minors]

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Don Haskins and The Texas Western Basketball Team

- Ifill pg.1 Prior to 1966 African Americans were not allowed to play basketball with Caucasians. That all changed when six African American men, led by coach Don Haskins of Texas Western College, played in the March, 1966 NCAA championship and won. I believe that Don Haskins created significant change for African Americans and college basketball. Although Don Haskins brought about change for college basketball, it was not without the historical help of Texas Western College. Texas Western was the first college to integrate its undergraduate classes in 1955....   [tags: Biography]

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Should Workers Be Allowed To Strike? - Argumentative Essay

- It is difficult to see how anyone could deny that all workers should have the rights to strike. This is because striking gives workers freedom of speech. This is justifiable, because Britain is a democratic nation. My first reason supporting the motion that workers should be allowed to strike is in order to bring to the fore poor safety conditions. For instance, in the nuclear power industry, any breaches of safety can have tragic consequences. If the employees are exposed to nuclear material, this could lead to serious illnesses such as cancer, leukaemia and radiation sickness....   [tags: essays research papers]

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What Native Peoples Deserve

- What Native Peoples Deserve The article What Native Peoples Deserve by Roger Sandall talks about the Roosevelt Indian Reservation in the Amazon rain forest. The Roosevelt Indian Reservation is situated on the world’s current largest deposit of diamonds and no one in the government, the local Indians and the diamond diggers want the diamonds left in the ground. However, the laws in Brazil make it impossible for anyone to begin digging there. Because of the strict laws governing the extraction of the diamonds, it has lead to the region becoming saturated in blood, murder and mayhem....   [tags: Sociology]

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The Opening of DH Lawrence's Short Story Odour of Chrysanthemums

- The Opening of DH Lawrence's Short Story Odour of Chrysanthemums In the opening of the short story, "Odour of Chrysanthemums", DH Lawrence talks about how industry is dominating nature. He tells us how mankind cannot stand in industry's way and that it is like a monster we created, which we cannot defeat. The mood Lawrence tries to create in the opening is gloomy and lifeless which suggests that the story will be sad and tragic. The words he uses to achieve this are mostly negative....   [tags: Papers]

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Nuclear, Coal, and Alternative Energy

- Nuclear Vs. Coal Power Nuclear power and coal are two of the main sources of electricity used in the United States today. Coal and Nuclear power along with Natural Gas make up over 93% of the power we use. Yet they are also the most feared and misunderstood. While both have negative connotations, they both are clearly still doing the job better than other alternative energy. Nuclear power is not readily feared for the result it will have on the environment although it should be. Used fuel assemblies are kept on site for at least seven years usually stored in onsite ponds....   [tags: Energy Sources]

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Billy Elliot and Margaret Thatcher

- The film, Billy Elliot, is about the social and personal crisis and the everyday life during the era of Margaret Thatcher. It is also about the social differences and stereotypes which still exist in the society. In this research paper I will analyse various roles in the family and the relationships of the characters in Billy Elliot during era of Thatcherism. I will focus on Billy’s relationships with people who somehow influence him from his grandmother to his ballet trainer. We can explore the political and cultural background of Thatcherism to understand the events in the film....   [tags: Thatcherism]

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The Hunger Of The Miners

- If I were one of the miners, I would be fearing for my life throughout the entire sixty nine days underground. I see myself being down there one day just working like usual and not thinking anything bad will happen. I hear loud explosions and rocks moving but think it was just dynamite going off and nothing to worry about. All of a sudden, the walls begin to close in and mounds of rocks are falling all around. I run for the ramp to try and escape but I’m too late, there is no way out. I am down there with thirty two other miners that were also trapped....   [tags: English-language films, Thought, American films]

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The Effects Of Zola On The Miners Of This Time And Their Families

- I believe that Zola was sympathetic to the miners of this time and their families because he used his main character Etienne to educate readers on the living conditions of these miners. He described with great clarity the way in which they lived so closely to one another with neighbors being able to hear one another through thin walls, and how they never made enough money to even afford a loaf of bread after paying for debts and rent. Zola described their day to day life by providing detail on how a miner’s day usually went from the time they awoke at three in the morning to go to work until the time they prepared for bed, only to follow the same monotonous routine the next day....   [tags: Working class, Middle class]

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Life of Miners in Hean marie Laskas´ Hidden America

- The quote, “My daily life was intimately connected to these people-dependent on them- and yet, up until my time in that mine, I knew nothing about them or their world (2),” best shows the theme that Jean Marie Laskas plans to in her book. Her statement is from the introduction of her book Hidden America as she is in a coal mine observing the workers, and she realizes how foreign their work and lives are to her. This quote symbolizes how Laskas plans to use logic and emotions to break the misconception and show the reliance people have on these characters from her book....   [tags: logic, emotions, misconceptions]

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The Time Of Miners : Working Time At The Fair Labor Standards Act

- Majority Opinion The issue is whether the traveling time that miners take to get to the face of the mine counts as working time under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The State of Confusion should adopt the majority’s opinion and hold travel time as work time. This position held that because the workers were under employer supervision, physical exertion was involved because they are performing a service, and the worker is doing this work to benefit the employer travel time should count as worktime....   [tags: Employment, Wage]

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John L Lewis Biography

- John L. Lewis was born in the town of Lucas, Iowa on February 12th, 1880. His parents are immigrants from Wales. When John was fifteen, he started working as a miner in Illinois. Between 1898 and 1907, John was voted to be a local representative to the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) in the year 1906. Lewis also tried farming, construction work, and owning a small business, before joining the labor movement in 1907. The United Mine Workers of America , aka the UMWA, later elected John as branch secretary....   [tags: miners, labor, unions]

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Coal Mining in West Virginia: Storming Heaven, Denise Giardina

- Storming Heaven In 1883, the first carload of coal was transported from Tazewell County, Virginia, on the Norfolk and Western Railway. The railroad opened a gateway to the untouched coal beds of West Virginia. Towns were created as the region was transformed from an agricultural to industrial economy.(West Virginia Mine Wars) The lure of good wages and housing made the coal mining appealing to West Virginians, but all good things come at a price. In the novel Storming Heaven, Denise Giardina gives us an inside look at what really happened to the small town of Annedel, West Virginia....   [tags: miners, coal mines, farmers]

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Face-to-Face Communication in Special Situations

- In addressing the families and co-workers about the 30 workers that are trapped in the Chilean Copper Mine. I feel that it is best to understand that they people are scared and the best form of communication would be face to face. In face-to-face communication you are able to show empathy and comfort in a scary time. When the message, about the workers that are trapped 300 meters underground, is delivered to the family members a worker from the company needs to do these one by one. Bringing these 30 miners families to the site may cause an up roar so it is best to get to these families individual to create less mayhem....   [tags: copper mine, chilean miners, face to face]

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Product and Pricing Strategies of Mining Machinery in the Ukraine

- Product and Pricing Strategies The Ukraine has abundant deposits of coal in the Donets Basin. However, most of it is at enormous depths from 300 to 1200 meters below the surface. (Wikipedia, 2013) These very hazardous mining operations require special equipment in order to operate in these conditions safely. The larger SME300 Series and smaller SME200 Series continuous miners are specifically designed to operate deep under the ground in tight spaces. Ukraine has well established manufacturing sector of mining machinery....   [tags: SME300 series, SME200 series continuos miners]

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The Sex Trafficking Of Minors

- On October 6, 2016 “Carl Ferrer, chief executive of advertising website Backpage.com, was arrested on Thursday on criminal charges, including pimping, as authorities investigate the company which has been accused of facilitating sex trafficking of minors” (Levine, 2016). Carl Ferrer, who is 55 and was charged with the exploitation of minors in sex trafficking, prostitution, and pimping by soliciting a customer-base audience who were able to profit off of the sex scandal of minors. Two founders of Backpage.com were also apprehended as part of the three-year investigation....   [tags: Human trafficking, Prostitution, Human sexuality]

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Should Minors Contract Be Legal?

- Capacity Capacity states persons under the age of 18 whom are classed as minors do not have the lawful capacity to sign a contract. It is illegal to accept a person under that age into a contract. Types of services, goods including Clothes, alcohol, entry into nightclubs and venues are strictly monitored and are forbidden to minors. Minors Contract Act 1987 covers minors and adults. States the seller of services and products providing to the buyers can sue the sellers if there are not of legal age....   [tags: Contract, Marketing, Contract law]

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Is Capital Punishment For Minors?

- The adult age requirement in the US is 18 years old by law. If you are under the age of 18, you cannot vote, rent a hotel room, or even purchase a lottery ticket and you are considered a minor. In some cases though minors are convicted as adults, go to adult prison, and get life without parole. The courts deem these minors the worst of the worst and they are untreatable and are not capable of rehabilitation just like Nathan Ibanez, who murdered his mother and is serving life without parole. Juveniles have gained more rights from the Supreme Court in the three following cases: in Kent v....   [tags: Murder, Life imprisonment, Prison]

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Should There Be Legal Curfew For Minors?

- Throughout the United States a question regarding teenagers is “Should there be a legal curfew for minors”. Some parents agree that there should be, while others think otherwise. The whole issue behind teen curfew came about when 80 percent of juvenile crimes began happening between 9a.m – 10p.m. Nothing seemed to reduce the crimes so the only solutions the law enforcement officials could come up with was a curfew. Little did they know it would cause more problems than the actual issue itself. The mayor and police say that curfew for teens reduces juvenile crime and prevents young children from becoming crime victims....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Curfew, Childhood]

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Should The Minors Be Charged With The Death Penalty?

- We as a country do not want to be looked at as someone who just loves to kill anybody for any little thing. We do what 's justice and giving minors the option with death penalty is just wrong. Minors should not be charged with the death penalty because it would not be justified to be kill that young. It would be a cruel and unusual punishment and that goes against what the constitution stands for. You would have to change the law in some states in order for this to happen and that would be a long process to deal with....   [tags: Capital punishment]

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The Effect of Alcohol on Minors in our Society

- Minors and Alcohol In this paper we will be discussing one of the very big and important problems that is “Minors and Alcohol”, and the effects of this on society and minors. In reality if we look at things this is the way we have begun to perceive things because a bigger and a better society needs people to be more open and they need to be more apt. They are the ones who have to look at the things and it is up to them to interpret the meanings of the things in the literal sense. If we start to believe that the people are going to dominate others and there are some who are very docile and innocuous and there are others who are good at governance and who are good at controlling things is tha...   [tags: drugs, abuse]

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Should Minors Be Required Parental Consent?

- Should minors be required to have parental consent to obtain birth control. I believe that today’s adolescents between the ages of thirteen through eighteen should be able to obtain a form of birth control without parental consent. Minors will often make life changing decisions regardless of their parent’s opinion or consent. During a minors teen years their curiosity will obscure their judgement. As for parents, the odds of teens reaching out to them aren’t in their favor. Sexual conversations between parents and teens are over looked....   [tags: Birth control, Pregnancy, Adolescence]

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Should We Treat Minors With Leniency?

- When discussing juvenile offenders, there seems to be a distinct divide between how they should be treated in a court of law. Some believe such young citizens should be treated with leniency in court, while others could not agree less. So this raises the question, “Should we treat minors with more leniency than their adult counterparts because of their young, developing minds?” I believe that treating minors with leniency is doing them an insufferable injustice and it is vital that we treat them in equivalence to adults to instill the lesson that no one wrongful actions are inexcusable because of their age....   [tags: Crime, Law, Criminal law, Criminal justice]

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Ethical And Legal Challenges Of Counseling Minors

- Counselors who counsel children and adolescent under the age of 18 or adults who do not have the legal capacity to care for themselves will more than likely experience conflict between what they consider to be their ethical or more obligations and what they consider to be their ethical or moral obligations and what the law dictates that they must do (Salo, 2015). Counselors provide services to minors, who lack legal competency, are obligated to pay attention to the legal rights of parents and guardians....   [tags: Human rights, Law, Ethics, Rights]

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Mandatory Curfew For Minors, Crime, And Crime

- In today’s society, countless people fear that if teens are out late, they are participating in mischief or that they are more likely to be involved in criminal activity. Various individuals feel that by creating a citywide curfew for minors, crime would be reduced. However, in reality, these crimes are committed during the day by adult offenders, not by individuals under the age of 18. Additionally, there are instances when it is acceptable for a young student to be out late at night. As a result, a curfew for teenagers would not be the right way to go....   [tags: Youth, Young, Ageism, Crime]

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Energy Drinks Are Bad For The Health Of Minors

- Energy drinks are a type of beverage that store sell to consumers. There are different kinds, but the composition is the same they all contain a drug called caffeine. The problem is that energy drinks are bad for the health of minors, for example it can put people into cardiac arrest, or even lead to death by heart attack. Many people have died from drinking energy drinks excessively; people do not know the ingredients the company puts in their products. This problem started when energy drinks became popular....   [tags: Caffeine, Energy drink, Energy drinks, Drink]

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Development Relief Education For Aliens Minors

- Furthermore, we can help them is by providing them with basic education which is middle and high school especially since it is covered under the DREAM Act which stands for Development Relief Education for Alien Minors. For most countries in which immigrants come from, the education system is expensive which means the rich are the only ones who can afford it and if they do manage to go to school, it would a school that lacks equipment such as decks to sit on, chock boards and not enough teachers....   [tags: High school, Education in the United States]

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Should Minors Be Sentenced? Sentences If They Are Guilty Of Violent Crimes?

- Should Minors Be Sentenced to Life Sentences If They Are Guilty of Violent Crimes. Introduction Since the enlargement of violent acts, the majority of the public have began to think about how the juvenile system should convict their minors. While some people believe a minor who commits a violent crime should be tried as an adult, there is psychological evidence which shows a minors brain does not process prison the same way an adult brain will. A lot of people believe minors usually are influenced by the people around them such as gang members, drug dealers, or an individual in their environment who is much older than them and could pressure them to do the act....   [tags: Crime, Murder, Violent crime, Violence]

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Minors Should Not Play Violent Video Games

- Minors should not play violent video games When I first look at this topic, a person came to my mind was my 14 year old cousin. He is a junior high school student and he is really addicted to the video game. My cousin is living with my grandmother and every weekend I visit my grandmother I will see him sitting in front of the table playing video games. What shocked me was he never help my grandmother with any housework even my grandmother is 75 years old. On the other hand, I barely see him going out with his friends on weekend he even didn’t talk to me a lot when I visitor my grandmother....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Video game]

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Minors and Abortion: Parental Consent Must be Mandatory

- How can a child make the decision for the life of another child by themselves. In this paper I will outline the mental, physical, and safety issues of minors (age 18 and under) having an abortion and why it is so important that they need to get parental consent before making this life long decision. Talking about abortion brings out an emotional response in many women. This is because having an abortion takes a massive emotional toll on some women. As Nanyjo Mann said, three weeks after having an abortion, “I became preoccupied with the thoughts of death....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay]

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Violent Crimes By Minors : A Case Of Massive School Shootings

- Warrants Fundamentally, with the increase of serious violent crimes by minors, it is essential, that parents be observant or look for flags that require intervention and treatment. Parents could really make a difference in their child’s life. Parents/Guardians may raise their child as they see fit; however, they may not raise their child without providing an education that will enable the child to function adequately and responsibly in society. In other words, parents do not have the right or the freedom to create a burden to society....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre, Crime]

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The Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act

- Undocumented students are unable to further their education after completing the public education system. The Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) was created by a proposal to cease penalizing children of illegal immigrants who were brought over to the United States by their parents at an early age. The DREAM Act includes many requirements that are necessary to be considered an applicant. The DREAM Act must be implemented in order to provide hard-working individuals greater opportunities, due to the fact that undocumented students are discriminated by cause of their illegal status....   [tags: Education, illegal immigrants]

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The Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act

- Each year in late spring thousands of young students are graduating from high school and are looking forward to begin college. Most students have chosen what college they are going to, have packed and are ready to go and accomplish their dreams. However, there are thousands of students that graduate each year, that have dreams as big as their classmates and will never know what it is like to attend to a college or even visit a college campus. But they have hope that their dreams can be accomplish by passing the Dream Act....   [tags: dream act, economy, law, students]

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