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Overcoming the Odds

- The definition of “making it” in society is different to everyone, but one common aspect of “making it” is the accomplishment of goals, usually known as “The American Dream.” The birth and idea of this “Dream,” “was one of the most important American values, and belief in its veracity played some role in encouraging millions of immigrants to come to the United States” (Journal of Social History, 1980). According to James Truslow Adams, author of The Epic of America, “It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position (The Ep...   [tags: Biography]

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Welfare Fraud: Betting Against the Odds

- Title Welfare Fraud: Betting Against the Odds Introduction The issue that I have decided to address is welfare abuse. I propose that due to the government’s lack of foresight, welfare recipients have been cashing EBT benefits at ATM machines in California casino’s. Research question: Can something be done to ensure that welfare benefits will be used as intended by the recipients. Readers: Mainly Californian tax payers, but in a broader sense it could be anyone who is concerned about the welfare system, including recipients....   [tags: Welfare]

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HIV/AIDS: Living With the Virus and Beating the Odds

- In today’s world HIV/AIDS has become an epidemic that has not only challenged the research of our medical professionals, but also the lives of several children born with this infectious disease. In order to understand this epidemic we have to travel the path in which it was discovered. In two articles referencing the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the authors presents different challenges faced by those born with the disease. The author of “A Generation Born With HIV/AIDS Defies the Odds" by Madison Park states many children have defied the odds by attending support groups hosted by Jackson Memorial Hospital to assist them in coping with challenges of disease and fitting in....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]

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Love Against All Odds in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight

- ... Eventually, they become good friends and fall in love with each other but Edward knows the further they progress in their relationship the more he is putting Bella and those close to her at risk. Edward decides to tell Bella he is a vampire and that she should leave him but she refuses to listen. Bella isn’t afraid of his blood-thirsty needs and the fact he could kill her at any moment, Bella is only afraid of losing him. The climax of the story is when James, a blood-thirsty vampire decides to hunt Bella down for her irresistible blood and it is Edward and his family’s duty to protect her from him....   [tags: vampire, love, blood]

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Analysis of Against the Odds and Against the Common Good

- The following two paragraphs are a summary of Gloria Jimenez's essay Against the Odds and Against the Common Good. States should neither allow nor encourage state-run lotteries. There are five major arguments that people use to defend lotteries. One is that most lotteries are run honestly, but if gambling is harmful to society it is irrelevant to argue if they are honest or not. The second is that lotteries create jobs, but there are only a small handful of jobs that would be eliminated if lotteries were put out of business....   [tags: gloria jimenez]

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Teen Marriages : The Odds Against Success Are Huge

- Teen Marriages, Where the “Odds Against Success are Huge” Have you ever watched the show “Teen Mom” and wondered why most of the mothers aren’t with the father of their child. Well, most teens that get together don’t last very long, just like how teen marriages don’t last. Although not all of the couples on the show were married, most of them were together at one point and separated at one point as well. That’s just one example that shows that most teen marriages don’t end up lasting. Although they always seem to fail, teen marriages were very common in past times....   [tags: Marriage, Alimony, Divorce, Monogamy]

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Family Generational Odds Through The Pursuit Of Education

- What is culture. How can anyone define this simple word, which elaborates so much. According to Dictionary, culture is “the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc.” Now, after examining this definition, how might individuals depict their own form of culture within society. What elements could be used to display one or few personal moments in their lives, which held such meaning. Directing these questions to myself (for the latter two), I would first state that my cultural perspective as a young African American female, has been analyzed through the difficult path I’ve encounter growing up....   [tags: High school, Graduation, Public school]

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I Beat the Odds

- I Beat the Odds Often times I ask myself if the education that I have received was ever worthwhile. I have always received a public-school education. As a matter of fact, I went to a junior high school and high school which was close to the university I am currently attending: the University of Southern California (USC). Growing up, the University of Southern California seemed like an impossible dream. The education I received was insufficient to prepare me for the standardized tests given to high school students across the nation....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Playing Online Pokies: Casino Game

- ... Their payments will automatically be transferred so players need to be aware as they tend to get engrossed with the game. How much to bet Online pokies players have the option to select how much to bet and how many lines to play. Online casino players would use their credits just like as they would use coins when playing in a brick and mortar casino. They may choose the maximum amount if they would like to bet that much. Once the online pokies players have set their bets, they may start playing through the spin button....   [tags: players, bet, payout, odds]

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The Monsanto Company's Relationship and Performance in the Market Amidst Ethical, Social and Legal Odds

- Monsanto Company is a large multinational agricultural conglomerate that supplies genetically engineered products to the market. The enormity of its financial muscle makes it a strong market force. The company has been engaging in unscrupulous activities while receiving protection from the government and other government agencies in its undertakings. This analysis utilizes a heuristic approach to dissect the Monsanto’s relationship and performance in the market amidst ethical, social and legal odds....   [tags: genetically engineered products, finance]

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A Short Note On ' Shun Oliver / Bell : Against All Odds

- Mar’shun Oliver/Bell: Against All Odds At the end of third floor hallway at Mary-Burke East, three guys were sitting around a computer hysterically laughing. As I slowly approach, excited to see what all the commotion is about, I’m interested to see who is going to be living just a couple doors down from me for my first year at college. Trying to be as nice as possible, I walk in and introduce myself. One kid is wearing a conical hat, another is wearing a shirt that reads “swag”, and the other is wearing bandana printed sweatpants....   [tags: Computer science, Computer]

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The Is A Way Of Betting

- This technique has many names, and is often called a system, when in fact it is simply a clever way of betting. Firstly, here are a few warnings about the system: 1 - It works every time and you win every time However, the returns are very low 2 - This is the system that many paid betting systems offer Here you get it for free 3 - Some players have had accounts frozen for doing this Try it but try not to be prolific 4 - If you do not understand the bet or odds, then you can lose Take the time to learn how your bet works and how odds work 5 - It takes a lot of research, timing and luck You are making money, so you have to work for it The idea is that you find occasions...   [tags: Gambling, Online gambling, Bookmaker, Odds]

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Overcoming the Odds in Eudora Welty's A Worn Path

- In the short story, "A Worn Path" Eudora Welty's plot is not all that clear in the beginning, but progresses as her character carries on against the overwhelming forces against her. In this short story a black elderly woman, Phoenix Jackson, must overcome the odds against her as she valiantly travels through many obstacles in order to contribute to the wellness of her grandson, for whom she is making this trip down "a worn path." It is at this point that all of Welty's readers' hearts open up to this poor, elderly woman as she makes an attempt to carry on her love for her grandson by taking a long journey down a familiar path in order to get medication that seems to help ease his sicknes...   [tags: Worn Path Essays]

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Critical Analysis of the Arguements Presented in Against the Odds, and Against the Common Good by Gloria Jiménez

- In her first publication, “Against the Odds, and Against the Common Good”, Gloria Jiménez tries to convince the readers that the lottery business is urging people to gamble. The thesis is apparent in the first paragraph: “Still, when all is said and done about lotteries bringing a bit of excitement into the lives of many people and bringing a vast amount of money into the lives of a few, the states should not be in the business of urging people to gamble” (118). The author successfully presents valid arguments to support her opposition to state-run lotteries throughout the essay; whether the evidence will properly convince most readers the way she wants them to, is questionable....   [tags: lottery, slogan, analogy]

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Against The Odds: ICT In Nigeria

- Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and is often termed as “the giant of Africa.” The inception of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as the greatest achievement of human evolution is gaining grounds in all areas of life and Nigeria is exploring the benefits of ICT in various ways. Information and communication in Nigeria dates as far back as the 1905's with a focus on print and electronic media (Idowu et al 2). ICT is a progressing system of development that has a major role to play in developing countries in Africa most especially Nigeria....   [tags: ICT Essays]

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Ever At Odds: The Conflict and Reconciliation of Science and Religion in Paradise Lost and The Blazing World

- Ever At Odds: The Conflict and Reconciliation of Science and Religion in Paradise Lost and The Blazing World Throughout history, scientific theories and spiritual beliefs have often been at odds. Even today, most people are faced with the difficulty of reconciling their religious beliefs with modern science. In the 17th Century, when scientific thought was in its infancy and religion was the established source of knowledge about the universe, this conflict was of particular interest to writers and philosophers....   [tags: Paradise Lost Blazing World]

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Coporations Odds and Evens

- There are lots of histories related to birth of corporation. According to Lee Drutman, back when British Empire created East India Trading Company (also known as East India Company), corporations were unique, small and were under the control of government. Not only government had control over the corporations but also country’s Kings and Queens watch and analyze them very closely and if they don’t like the way how charters run the corporation then they can withdraw them anytime (Drutman). Investors of the company were legally responsible in case of any kind of injury to workers or death (Drutman)....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Surviving Against All Odds

- A chance between life and death, that is survival, or maybe it is just to be alive or exist. Through many circumstances and major events in history survival has been tested. Through each circumstance something has occurred to help people or people have relied on something to survive. I investigated this through my questions: How does environment affect survival. Does the idea of survival change depending on different circumstances and how. What is the most important aspect to consider if you are trapped in a deadly situation....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Career of Nettie Seabrooks and Influence Against All Odds

- Don’t Bargain Over Positions Nettie Seabrook’s success depended on her need to keep learning, and her belief that no one should limit themselves to the normal or natural constraints jobs or people assign them. She was determined to be flexible and open to change, and was prepared for it. In fact, Nettie Seabrook’s road the crest of opportunity as it presented itself, and her very own philosophies served her well. In Influence without Authority, Cohen & Bradford focus on “currencies” for the give and take process involved in influencing....   [tags: Biography]

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The Expansion of Malala Yousafzai's Dreams, Despite the Odds

- "I speak for education of every child, in every corner of the world," Malala Yousafzai was born in Swat valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan in July 1997. (“Malala Yousafzai Biography” 1) She is now 17 years old. Malala was shot in the head for campaigning for girl’s educational rights in Pakistan. After she got shot, her dream expanded to every child to have a right go to school. How does Malala stand for children’s rights. She created funds, continued to go to school, and raised awareness....   [tags: shooting, education, children]

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Defying the Odds: Becoming a Successful Corporate Lawyer

- Throughout modern civilization, the American republic is widely known for its dependency upon the realm of business. Equally as vital, looms the ever-present hand of the American law system. “All beings have their laws: the Deity…man his laws” (Montesquieu,1), this statement serves true in founding that law is consistently a necessary portion in society because all society desires law. As a consequence of the continual presence of law, careers aimed to interpret the crevices of laws, and to defend them, are synonymously as necessary in society....   [tags: business law, corporate America]

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Healthcare Disparities Among Ethnic Groups

- A pattern in the trends of healthcare access emerged, as the logit regression was conducted by adding controls and holding socio demographic variables constant. The different races and ethnic groups have different barriers in the way of accessing healthcare. The most prominent factor affecting health care access is medical insurance. The respondents with no healthcare insurance have worst health care indicators. The second factor that impacts the access to health care is poverty. The respondents below poverty threshold have worst odds for all the health care indicators....   [tags: non-hispanics, cultural barriers]

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Similarities Involving Social Ritual and Ceremony in The Hunger Games and The Lottery

- ... The only excuse for missing the “reaping” is said bluntly by Everdeen: “attendance is mandatory unless you are at death’s door” (Collins, 16). If someone is caught in their homes during the “reaping” they are arrested and taken back to the Capitol to be tortured. The consequence for missing the lottery is implied to be similar to missing the “reaping.” If someone misses the lottery then someone else must draw for that person, given that they have an excuse for not being there. In the story Clyde Dunbar could not draw for himself due to a broken leg, thus his wife drew for him....   [tags: Collins and Jackson, story comparison]

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How did Rome’s creation myth influence its character?

- ... They determined to allow fortune to dictate the location of the city. Remus first saw six vultures and interpreted it to mean fortune favored him. Romulus later saw 12 vultures and argued that fortune favored him. Ultimately Remus was killed by Romulus in an act of violence. The mythical leader Romulus prevailed and founded his city, naming it Rome after himself. An example of a Roman leader prevailing against the odds in the tradition of the creation myth is in the story of a humble Roman dictator, Lucius Quincticus Cincinnatus....   [tags: twins, romulus, remus, creation]

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The Existence Of Extraterrestrial Life

- The idea of aliens has been a topic numerous Hollywood movie producers and writers have been creating blockbuster movies and novels since 1902 with the French movie A Trip to the Moon. The existence of Extraterrestrial life has been seen as a possibility through the discovery of Exoplanets, Kepler Missions, and mathematical formulas. Others doubt the possibilities of an Alien species such as Enrico Fermi, and Pope Zachary. Although the thought of aliens has created numerous cults and science fiction books, many mainstream scientist have begun devoting money and time seeking the answer, do aliens exist....   [tags: Universive, Extraterrestrial Life]

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Betting Apps May Make Playing The Greyhound Lottery

- Betting apps may make playing the “Greyhound Lottery” technique a little easier, but do not fret if you prefer betting with your desktop computer because there are gambling websites that make playing the greyhound lottery easy too. What Is The Greyhound Lottery. In essence, it is a bet that only costs you a small amount, but that offers you a very large return. The only downside is that the odds of you winning are tiny (like a lottery), except the unlike the lottery you are thousands of times more likely to win....   [tags: Gambling, Lottery, Greyhound racing, Randomness]

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A Research Study On Anorexia Nervosa

- The study examined multiple potential risk factors and found several of them to be successful predictive factors. One of the biggest result trends was that babies whose gestational period was equal or less than 32 weeks were three times more likely to develop Anorexia Nervosa with an odds ratio of 3.2 and a p value of .002. That ratio decreased to 1.1 for the gestational age of 33-36 weeks and decreased further at more than 37 weeks for an odds ratio of 1. Cnattingius et al also discovered that the mothers age had a moderate effect where babies born to a 15-19 year old mother had a slightly decreased chance of developing Anorexia Nervosa with an odds ratio of .7 compared to all other ages wh...   [tags: Anorexia nervosa, Eating disorders, Child abuse]

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The Teleological Argument : The Logic Of Science And Man Of God

- For a long time in history there was a divide between a man of science and man of God. There have been times when scientific discoveries were discounted as they were considered being contrary to what the Bible teaches. Today, there are many scientists who discount Christianity on account of it being opposed to science. However, both scientists and Christians – though they do not really belong in a dichotomy – are interested in studying the world around us to get to know more about it. They just have different interpretations on where the information we get will lead us....   [tags: Universe, Nature, Teleological argument]

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A Closer Look at Malcolm X's Tactics

- ... “ He tricked you, had you marching down to Washington. Yes,had you marching back and forth between the feet of a dead man named Lincoln and another dead man named George Washington singing “We shall Overcome”. He made a chump out of you. He made a fool out of you. He made you think you were going somewhere and you end up going nowhere but between Lincoln and Washington" (Malcolm X). He tired to annoy his audience and make them furious. Malcolm X talked about the actions of the white man who came to their community....   [tags: influential civil rights activists]

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Taking Chances on Proability

- Taking Chances Have you ever had your eye on the last piece of chocolate cake, but noticed your friend did also, or wanted to sit in the front seat, but was faced by your little brother or sister putting up a fight. At one point or another, everyone has found themselves in some form of disagreement or misunderstanding that has been solved with an easy solution, a coin toss. But how do you decide which side of the coin to chose. With that slice of cake calling your name, it would be quite helpful to know if the coin were biased to land on a particular side before you made your decision....   [tags: chance, choice, science, experinment]

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A Cross Sectional Analysis Of Hrs Wave 11

- Discussion: This paper includes a cross-sectional analysis of HRS wave 11 data to examine effect of demographic characteristic, comorbidity and disability status on retirement status among middle age population. All listed predictors strongly predicted retirement status (p<0.0001). The relationship between demographic variables (age, gender and race) and retirement status persisted controlling for comorbidity and disability status. As many literature studied older adults and reported that advancement in age increased the odds of retirement, this held true for middle aged respondents in this study....   [tags: Old age, Middle age, Retirement, Ageing]

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Online Gambling Vs. Online Casino Portals

- Blog 41 – How you can ensure that luck falls in your favour when it comes to free spins Despite what you may have heard, slots have always been nothing more than a game of luck. By playing the slots, your money is transferred into the questionable hands of fate; however, many gamblers will tell you that’s just part of the fun. What’s even more fun, in my opinion anyway, is that by signing up to the right online casino, you’ll get the promise of free spins. Need to know where to look for free spins....   [tags: Casino, Gambling, Game, Poker]

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The Evolution Of A Gambler

- The Evolution of a Gambler In Ron Rivera’s first 34 games as head coach of the Carolina Panthers, he chose to go for it on fourth and short less than all but one other NFL coach. The man gambled so little on the field that it seemed he would likely be intimidated by my grandma’s weekly bunko game. He was not willing to risk his first head coaching job by taking chances that may make him look foolish if they were to fail. But after losing enough close games by opting to punt or kick a field goal on fourth and short when his team had a late lead, Riverboat Ron was born, and the aggressive style of play calling he adapted helped take Carolina to the playoffs for the past two seasons....   [tags: National Football League, Super Bowl]

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The Population Of Cell Phones

- The estimates population characteristics derived from the BRFSS by sample type and alternative phones shows that majority of the respondents are characterized as employed (44%) or retired (32 %). Cell phone with no landline was highest among self-employed (92%). Respondents that reported being retired were more likely to live in landline only households (40%). Elderly respondents (65 and older) are also more likely to have landline only phones, whereas cell phone only households were common among younger adults (18-44 year olds) Twenty-nine percent of respondents reported annual earnings of $75,000 or more....   [tags: Mobile phone, Internet, Statistical significance]

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Songs Of This Year

- After Tonight (Album Version) 4:15 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Album Version) 3:25 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Pound Boys Dub) 6:48 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Pound Boys Main Mix) 8:56 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Pound Boys Radio Edit) 3:29 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Single Edit) (Mariah Carey Featuring Westlife) 3:23 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Mariah Only Version) 3:21 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Westlife Only Version) 3:21 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Instrumental) 3:26 All I Ever Wanted (Album Version) 3:51 All In Your Mind (Album Version) 4:43 All I Want For Christmas Is...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Imagining with Billions of Nutrons

- ZAP. One hundred billion neurons team up with each other to transfer motion, thoughts and help you imagine every second. This process has been used by humans since the dawn of existence. Through this we have pondered, created, and expanded into beings of thought and consciousness. With this amazing process we have gone from rocky caves to towering skyscrapers. With the Science Math and Computer Sciences program (SMACS) at Poolesville High School I wish to use all one hundred billion of these neurons....   [tags: imagination, scholarships,]

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Persuasive Techniques in Robert Matthews article “Why do people believe weird things?”

- In Robert Matthews article “Why do people believe weird things?” his main focus is to prove to the reader that people who think weird things are not necessarily weird, or even crazy, but that they see things from a different prospective than the majority. Robert suggests that individuals can use the same evidence to make a claim, but with that evidence there can be two different viewpoints. Although in his article Robert only uses a few examples, he asserts his theory in a very persuasive manner....   [tags: evidence, conspiracy, irrational]

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Are Same-Sex Marriages Cool or ‘Gay?’ An Argument for Same-Sex Marriage

- How would you feel if someone told you that you couldn’t marry the love of your life simply because society doesn’t think that it is right. Can you imagine the devastation you would feel, being told that you are an inferior specimen my society. This travesty is occurring in our country on a daily basis. Same-sex marriage should be nationally legalized in the United States with a law or an amendment because it is a step closer to equality for everyone. There are many obstacles in the way of the national legalization of same-sex marriage....   [tags: Civil Rights, argumentative, persuasive]

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Health Benefits Of Nut Eating And Risk Of High Cholesterol Levels

- Good Afternoon, everyone. Before getting started, you may already know that nut consumption can improve our health status. But beside the high blood pressure mentioned in the previous presentation, what other health benefits can you think of. For my project, as you can see from the screen, I am interested in whether there is an association between nut eating and risk of high cholesterol incident in the UK Women’s Cohort Study. Hopefully, at the end of this presentation you can gain something from it....   [tags: Nutrition, Hypertension, Cholesterol, Effect size]

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Racial Profiling: Is it Intentional? Can We Correct it?

- Racial profiling is a wide spread term in the American justice system today, but what does it really mean. Is racial profiling just a term cooked up by criminals looking for a way to get out of trouble and have a scapegoat for their crimes. Is it really occurring in our justice system, and if so is it done intentionally. Most importantly, if racial profiling exists what steps do we take to correct it. The answer to these questions are almost impossible to find, racial profiling is one of many things within our justice system that can be disputed from any angle and has no clear cut answers....   [tags: Racial Profiling, USA, criminal justice, ]

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Factors Influencing The Drinking Behaviors Among Asian American Youths

- Introduction/Type of study Is there is an association between acculturation and binge drinking between Asian American youths, and is there a direct effect from mediation by ”best friends” regarding alcohol and tobacco use. Using secondary quantitative and qualitative data, through mixed methods research, the study analyzed a sample population of 714 Asian Americans, grades 7 to 12. A longitudinal study, which was applied, focused on the aspect of the role between the “best friends” mediation and the correlation to alcohol and tobacco use....   [tags: Scientific method, Statistics, Sociology]

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Determining The Optimal Sized Stake Of The Bank

- The Kelly Criterion or sometimes called a Kelly bet is a formula used to decide the optimal sized stake of the bank to bet on a certain outcome. The way the Kelly Criterion works is that if one believes to have an edge over the bookmakers odds for a certain outcome one applies the kelly formula to calculate how much of their bank to stake and then do this for a series of bets resulting in a profit. Many argue the Kelly strategy is the strongest strategy among all betting strategies in the long term....   [tags: Probability theory, Random variable]

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Dismantling Atheism One Scientific Detail After Another

- Does God exist. That is the question that so many scholars, peasants, governments, and individuals have been trying to answer from the beginning of human civilization to the present and beyond. Every group in the history of mankind, from Taiwan to Jamaica, from the top of Russia to the bottom of Chile, has said yes to a form of divinity. Their religions have ranged from one God to one million Gods to no God and these religions have defined culture, tradition, lifestyle, and the society of the place; they have ruled nations and defined nations, inspired nations and controlled nations....   [tags: god, scholars, governments]

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Why We Keep Playing The Lottery

- “Why We Keep Playing the Lottery”, by freelance journalist Adam Piore takes a very in depth look as to what drives millions of Americans to continually play the lottery when their chances of winning are virtually non-existent. He believes that because the odds of winning the lottery are so small that Americans lose the ability to conceptualize how unlikely it is that they are going to win, and therefore the risk of playing has less to do with the outcome, and more to do with hope that they are feeling when they decide to play....   [tags: Lottery, Lotteries in the United States]

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Betting on Rugby Union

- Betting on Rugby Union Rugby union is a popular betting sport for smart punters especially in its heartlands of Great Britain and mainland Europe. The sport is popular in both hemispheres and is the national sport of New Zealand where it is the most popular winter sport for spectating. This is an emerging betting sport for online bookmakers that serve the Asian markets. The game is played between sides of 15 players with regular exchanges allowed. The side in possession of the ball has an unlimited number of plays in which to score a try, force a drop out or lose possession....   [tags: sport, league, competition]

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Frankenstein, By Mary Shelley

- Mary Shelley’s, Frankenstein, depicts a patriarchal society in which men pursue their goals against hopeless odds. Victor Frankenstein is a major male character depicted in Shelley’s work. He is “portrayed as the patriarch who creates but cannot love and who fears sexual reproduction (Griswold 87). Frankenstein is a prime example of a man who pursued their goals against hopeless odds. He reflected back on his curious childhood. During childhood, he wanted to learn the hidden laws of nature and he desired to learn the secrets of the heaven and earth (Shelley 33)....   [tags: Life, Frankenstein]

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Texas Holdem Excellence

- Texas Holdem Excellence How do we define odds to ourselves. Are they things that happen because they are suppose to or are they things that were written and statistics made them happen. Odds and statistics play major roles in almost every event in life. They affect everything from who we marry and how long it lasts right down to what shoes we wear. These odds and statistics are very noticeable to everyone especially in a game of Texas hold'em poker. The game has some skills involved but the odds still apply to the type of cards a player is dealt in order to use his skills....   [tags: Personal Narrative Card Games Essays]

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To Group or Not To Group: Pros and Cons of Grouping Students with Varying Skill Levels

- When students of all skill levels are joined together in a classroom, there are numerous possible scenarios, some beneficial, others potentially tragic. In some cases, a student may feel left behind, not fully understanding the material but hesitant to ask questions for fear of peer ridicule. Conversely, a brighter student may easily become bored as the teacher must repeat the material or illustrate the concept in a new light for those students who have not yet understood. Between these extremes are the average students, usually the majority, who may feel educationally trapped between “the gifted” and “the slow”....   [tags: Education, educators]

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Why Has America’s Adversaries Enjoyed Some Strategic Success Against the American Military Might?

- Introduction The United States is a powerful actor in the international system. The power of the United States has been manifested in the international scene through military dimensions, economic and global political power. The United States is on the forefront in providing both military and economic support to various nations across the globe. Moreover, it plays a critical role in global politics by defining world polices which affect human rights and military activities of various nations among others....   [tags: United States, International System, Power]

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Analysis Of The Novel ' Manju Speaks Of The Idea Of Independence '

- The novel explores the women who want to assert their right and create their own identity in the traditional society. The novel not only describes India 's independence-partition time but also independence of women from conventional and patriarchal bondages. Sunita Sinha rightly states in Discovery of Daring and Desire in Manju Kapur’s Fiction, “Kapur speaks of the idea of independence – independence aspired to and obtained by a nation and also independence yearned after by a woman” (Sinha 161)....   [tags: Family, Sociology, Patriarchy, Novel]

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- The musket is an archaic thing; an item more antique than weapon, the musket resembles a cartoon rifle with its wide-brimmed muzzle and smoky exhaust. Seldom used or even seen since the Revolutionary War, the musket carries something more than the sum of its parts-- it is the symbol of an underdog, of a fledgling rebellion struggling against desperate odds. Carried by untested farmers and untrained militias, the musket soon came to represent everything that was America-- persistence, defiance, and tenacity....   [tags: John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, Dust Bowl]

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- QUESTION 2. Did America’s conduct of World War II uphold the “Good War” hypothesis that the war united the American people with a clear, widely shared moral purpose, and that Americans fought the war in a noble and heroic manner. Evidence: Draw on the following readings: Bess (at least three different chapters), Iwo Jima reading (March 26), “Making the American Consensus” (April 16), and “Swing Goes to War”, and any other readings you think would help you build a strong argument. The Americans and Japanese both fought valiantly for their country but Americans never saw suicide as acceptable tactics the way the Japanese did....   [tags: suicide, Kamikaze divers, ]

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The Night And A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

- Some of the most fabled stories of our time come from individuals overcoming impossible odds and surviving horrific situations. This is prevalent throughout the Holocaust. People are fascinated with this event in history because the survivors had to overcome immense odds. One, of many, of the more famous story about the Holocaust is Night by Elie Wiesel. Through this medium, Wiesel still manages to capture the horrors of the camps, despite the reader already knowing the story. In addition to him having to overcome difficult odds in order to survive for himself, he also had to care for his weakening father....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, The Holocaust]

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College Football Is Beneficial For Both The Players And City

- College football is beneficial for both the players and city. College football is more than a sport for entertainment; it’s a sport that has been the unifier for colleges, players, and most Americans. It brings people together; strangers standing side-by-side, jumping, getting excited, high-fiving one another, cheering on a group of fifty men playing a game. The cities that host the game are receiving more recognition. Intelligence Squared hosted a debate on whether the sport should be banned. One debater Malcolm Gladwell(2012) stated: College is a very different matter....   [tags: American football, Game, Scholarship]

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The Effects Of Air Pollutants During Early Stages Of Pregnancy

- In this article, the author is reaerching and wondering about how air pollutants could effect childbirth during preganancy. In a large population based case/control study from the National Birth Defects prevetion study also know as NBDPS. They studied asked questions and investigated wondering what the coorilation between CHDS in offspring and enviromental concerderation of air pollutants during early stages of pregnancy are. . "For this analysis, the study population consisted of all controls and eligible cases with a simple, isolated....   [tags: Air pollution]

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Movie Analysis : Crash Written And Directed By Paul Haggis

- Crash written and directed by Paul Haggis tells the story of multiple individuals all from different backgrounds and races crashing into each other’s lives. The film portrays the prejudice and racism that all of humans have inside of them even if one thinks they do not. The film takes place over a thirty-six hour period in which all of the charters become intertwined and learn lessons they thought they never would. The district attorney and his wife, both Caucasians, experience a carjacking by two black men....   [tags: Race, Miscegenation, Black people, Race]

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Does The Second Amendment Have A Place On College Campuses?

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Postoperative Delirium after Colorectal Surgery in Older Adults

- The geriatric population has a greater incidence of postoperative delirium as compared to the rest of the general population. This paper will be a summation of the article submitted this year in the American Journal of Critical Care, Postoperative Delirium after Colorectal Surgery in Older Adults (Mangnall, Gallagher, & Stein-Parbury, 2011) in which postoperative delirium was evaluated by nursing researchers on patients 50 years of age and greater. Background This study was done at Sydney Adventist Hospital, Sydney Australia and explored the issues of patients greater than 50 years of age for exhibited symptoms of postoperative delirium after major colorectal surgery....   [tags: Medical Research]

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How Marijuana Will Not Work in U.S

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Analysis of Jonathan Harr´s A Civil Action

- ... Facher’s words provide proof that achieving victory is far more important than providing the facts and discovering truth, in his opinion. His actions and tactics indeed worked for him. Furthermore, the chances of the plaintiff winning a civil court case are low. When it comes to it, a settlement is commonly agreed on before a verdict is even presented. Schlichtmann didn’t want the case and refused at first because he knew it was going to be tough. He explained his reasons for not wanting the case in his quote: The odds of a plaintiff's lawyer winning in civil court are two to one against....   [tags: leukemis, chemicals, truth, children, water]

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Disaster At The Fukushima Dai Ichi Facility

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Love in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

- What is love. Is it an object. Is it a feeling. Is it even attainable. Love is everything, it is an object, it is an emotion, and it cannot be bought, stolen, given. Love can only be found. Love is discovered in the most unthinkable places during the most unimaginable times. It can never be predicted who you fall in love with or when you do but all you do know is that you are in love and you would give anything for that person, and for your love to always stay resilient through all other obstacles and distractions....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet]

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An Article On Education And Education

- “Thomas Aquinas once wrote that it is better to know a little of what is important than a lot of what is unimportant” (Stancil, 252). Students should have a balance of street smarts and book smarts so they can be successful in whichever career they may choose. If the typical education focuses on teaching the students only certain areas they may or may not use, then how will the students be completely prepare for life. If education is supposed to prepare students for life, then can anyone really limit or define education....   [tags: Education, Learning, Critical thinking]

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The Political Career Of A Student

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Luck And Death By Katherine Grovier

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Malcolm X And The Black Revolution

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- Hotspur as Tragic Hero of Henry IV     In Shakespeare's Henry IV Part One, the characters' many different conceptions of honor govern how they respond to situations.  Each character's conception of honor has a great impact on the character's standing after the play.  For instance, Falstaff survived because he dishonorably faked his own death, and his untrue claim that he was the one who killed Hotspur may get him a title and land.  On the other hand, Hotspur lies dead after losing a duel for honor.  Hotspur, who is in many ways the ideal man by the standards of his time, is killed by his lust for honor.  In creating Hotspur, Shakespeare has created a variation on the tragic hero of other...   [tags: Henry IV Henry V Essays]

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Health Risks Determined by Epidemiology

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Is College Worth The Cost?

- Is College Worth the Cost. The American Dream. The ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. This ideology that anybody, regardless of race, gender, or social status, is able to work up the ladder and achieve success. However, the process to receive and live in this prosperity in today’s world has been greatly flawed. A key element to having a true chance of the American Dream is getting an education that goes beyond a high school degree....   [tags: University, Higher education, Academic degree]

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The Functionalist Perspective On Children

- Everyone goes through stages of life and everyone goes through them differently, there are some people that will go through life and not have any problems. While there are some people who will go through life and then will get a disease that will slowly kill them. Does getting a disease in old age make it harder for a person to live the rest of their life out. The functionalist perspective would best explain the expected outcomes, because it tries to help out society and make sure there is some stability....   [tags: Death, Medicine, Obesity, Heart]

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Michael Oher Is A Hero

- New movies come out everyday and most are previewed far in advance to get the media talking before they even are available to the public. On November 20, 2009 the box office hit The Blind Side came out in theaters and the demand skyrocketed to see this amazing, feel good, true story film. Michael Oher, the main character in the movie, gets tested with many challenges throughout the movie and struggled growing up learning the basics due to poor parenting. Michael Oher is a hero by pushing through all the difficult situations he is faced with, being a positive example, and learning morals and how to be successful....   [tags: Foster care, Family, Aging out, Fosterage]

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The Lottery, By Shirley Jackson

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Online Slots Tips And Strategies

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