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How Supporters And Opponents Of Stereotypes

- Kevin D. Roberts talked about how supporters and opponents of stereotypes argued about why these stereotypes happen. Supporters of stereotypes used statistics in order to show a socioeconomic problem. They saw that “high unemployment rates, poverty levels, imprisonment rate, low rates of school graduation, and two parent-families homes” caused violence to happen (Roberts 143). However, opponents of stereotypes agree that racism and discrimination has led African Americans to feel left out or to be separated from others (Roberts 145)....   [tags: African American, Racism, Religion]

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Proponent and Opponents of Globalization

- Proponents and opponents of globalization Many negative and positive thoughts have been given to the process of globalization. The proponents of globalization rather see the benefits of globalization, while the opponents have based their opinions on the disadvantages of globalization. Proponents have a strong belief in free markets and limited governments intervention. According to Preble (2010), globalization has led to the creation of jobs, higher living standards and a higher variety of goods available to consumers....   [tags: trade, outsourcing, women]

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Opponents of Medicinal Marijuana

- Marijuana is one of the most talked about and controversial subjects in America today. Some say that it has medical advantages and should be legalized. While some say that it has a “high potential for abuse and addiction” and should not be allowed. Among the arguments, supporters of medical marijuana have given a strong argument for legalization through their use of research and evidence. Opponents of medicinal marijuana have given a few reasons for why it should not be made legal. One of the most argued points is that “Marijuana smoke contains known carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals) and produces dependency in users”....   [tags: addiction, patients, DEA]

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The Proponents And The Opponents Of The Disease Model Of Addiction

- For the past 200 years, the world has contemplated the question whether addiction is a medical disease, mental disorder, a behavioral condition, a voluntary choice, a moral misconduct or possibly a combination of all of these. None of these concepts alone provide comprehensive and exhaustive definition of substance abuse. Advances in addiction science, fear of wrongly pathologizing individuals without pathologies, the need for more effective treatment and even stronger desire to explore and understand the nature of addiction have fueled this debate, making it even more intense....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Substance abuse]

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The n-word - Critics. opponents. Defenders

- The n-word is considered one of the most vicious racial slurs in the English language today. True that the n-word is closely associated with slavery and the oppression of blacks. Even after the abolition of slavery the word still haunted African Americans, especially in more segregated areas; where blacks were viewed as inferior to whites. In recent years the n-word has become less of a malicious slur in parts of our country. Public figures who use the n-word run the risk of losing their jobs. However, since the 1960s African Americans have coined the term “nigga”, when addressing one another....   [tags: racism, prejudice, nigger]

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The Effectiveness of Nazis' Dealings With Their Opponents

- The Effectiveness of Nazis' Dealings With Their Opponents After Nazis had control of Germany, the last thing they wanted was an opposition of any sort, aiming to create a totalitarian state where there are no rival parties or political debates. The citizens of Germany were responsible to serve the state and obeying the leader. This orderly state was acheived by providing many positive aspects for people to focus on. This was aimed to keep people's mouths shut and psychologically persuade them to trust and believe in the Nazis....   [tags: Papers]

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Huckleberry Finn & Mark Twain: Opponents of Civilization

- Huckleberry Finn & Mark Twain: Opponents of Civilization Countless American authors have attempted to tackle controversial topics and portray them in a thought-provoking way. Arguably the most successful of these authors was Mark Twain. His works are lined with his strong opinions, which often proved to be at odds with the accepted rules and customs of society relevant to the time. Huckleberry Finn is based around Twain’s harsh opinions of civilization, and greatly emphasized with instances of hypocrisy, cruelty, and social satire....   [tags: restrictions, society, hypocrisy]

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What were the main arguments of Paul's opponents in Galatia

- What were the main arguments of Paul’s opponents in Galatia. What arguments did Paul use to respond to them. Undoubtedly,the author of Galatians was Paul and it may have been the earliest of his letters. It’s brief, emotional and controversial, and its importance far exceeds its size. Martin Luther, claimed Galatians as ‘my epistle. I am married to it’ and this letter became the cornerstone of the Protestant Reformation. Paul’s letter is addressed to the churches in Galatia (Galatians 1.2) but the location of these churches is a matter of debate....   [tags: Bible, Galatia]

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Opponents Of The Collective Liberte Pour L ' Histoire

- Opponents to memorial laws, including the collective Liberté pour l’Histoire, are mainly concerned with the intrusion of special interests groups in the discipline of history. In 2005 historian Pétré-Grenouilleau declared during an interview to the Journal du Dimanche that the “traites négrières ne sont pas des génocides” (Pétré-Grenouilleau, June 12 2005). A collective of Antilleans, Guianese and Reunionese brought a suit against him for negationism. Pétré-Grenouilleau received the support of hundreds of intellectuals and the collective eventually dropped the suit four months into the trial....   [tags: Slavery, History of slavery, France]

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Hitler's Early Success in Dealing with Political Opponents

- Hitler was the leader of the NSDAP, and was appointed Chancellor of Germany on 30th January 1933. He had many opponents, both internal; such as Von Papen, Schleicher, and Hindenburg; and external such as other political parties and groups like Industrialists and Big Business. Between 1933 and 1934, the main groups opposing Hitler were more political, but by 1938, his only worries were elitist groups. Hitler used violence with a great degree of success in order to deal with his political opponents....   [tags: European History]

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The Bolshevik Regime's Ability to Defeat Its Opponents by 1922

- The Bolshevik Regime's Ability to Defeat Its Opponents by 1922 By the end of 1919, with only a few isolated groups of Anti-Bolsheviks fighting, the Bolshevik regime was evidently winning the Russian Civil War. The reasons which lie behind their ability to defeat all their opponents by 1922 is mainly due to a well-disciplined and equipped army, Lenin’s strong, purposeful leadership and the advantage of the disunity of the Anti-Bolshevik force. The Russian Civil War started when serious fighting broke out in May 1918 during the transportation of 45,000 Czech prisoners of war to Vladivostok with the Soviets of a town on the railway....   [tags: Papers]

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Stalin's Defeat of Both His Left and Right Opponents

- Stalin's Defeat of Both His Left and Right Opponents There were many combining factors that enabled Josef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, better known as Josef Stalin, to so easily slip into the role of successor to Lenin. His path the leadership of the Communist party of the Soviet Union,(the CPSU) can be attributed to many factors and certainly cannot be put down to inevitable occurrence as Stalin was by no means the natural choice for leader following the death of Lenin in 1924 especially as the deceased leader's testament had branded Stalin "too rude." In 1903 Lenin created the Bolshevik party, and successfully led it through three revolutions to the helm of...   [tags: Papers]

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Illegal Immigration: Why People Move to America

- Illegal Immigration Illegal immigration is a major issue in America. Hundreds of people cross the border illegally every single day. This causes an increase in population that can greatly affect the United States. Should something be done about this issue. According to Julia Preston, as of 2013, the number of undocumented immigrants is 11.7 million (Preston). Since then, the number has grown during 2014: “Each year more than 1.3 million undocumented immigrants enter the United States.” (Illegal Immigration Facts)....   [tags: poverty, coyotes, supporters, opponents]

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The Rights of Homesexuals to Serve in the Military

- ... Heated and invidious of the result of the battle, Glover decided to take matters in to his own hands and decided to get his vengeance on Winchell two days after the battle by disrespecting him and saying that he had “his ass kicked by a faggot.” Far along that night, Glover decided to use a baseball bat to beat the twenty-one year old Winchell to death while he was sleeping. Investigations far along proved that the base camp had a widespread antigay harassment that failed to be acknowledged along with other bases around the country even after the policy was passed (1-3)....   [tags: ban, gays, opponents]

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Anti-Nazi Tendencies of Hitler’s Officers

- Hitler’s generals strongly disagreed with his policies even to the point of attempting an assassination. Multiple times Hitler’s officer tried to stop him from wreaking havoc on the German way of life. Their repeated warnings went unheard, resulting in Germany’s downfall. The German war effort was vastly influenced by the Anti-Nazi tendencies of Hitler’s senior officers. The two staunchest opponents of Nazism were generals Ludwig Beck and Freihers Werner von Fritsch. Hitler was forced to keep these men on staff for multiple reasons....   [tags: opponents, policy, revolt]

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Marijuana: Opponents Factual Brief

- Marijuana: Opponent's Factual Brief OPPONENT'S BRIEF Factual Proposition: Consuming marijuana is detrimental to one's health. Definition of key terms: 1. Consumption= Smoking or eating marijuana. 2. Marijuana= Psychoactive mind altering substance, also known as cannabis. 3. Detrimental= Serious harm. Primary Inference: Smoking or eating marijuana is likely to create serious health problems for most individual users or society. Overview: Since the 1920's supporters of marijuana prohibition have exaggerated the drugs dangers....   [tags: Medicinal Marijuana Should Be Legal]

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Franklin Regional Panthers Football

- ... Do not be a magnet. Fight to get off blocks. Use multiple moves to apply pressure. - Hustle: Simply wanting to “get there” more than the blocker wants to keep you from getting there. 100% every play. Checklist for Success  Know the defense called  Know the down and distance  Know the field position and how it relates to you  Know what your key is  Know how to get in your alignment  Pre-read offensive alignment  Is the offense tipping the play  Execute your responsibility and then pursue  Play with a controlled aggression Drills Emphasis on Individual Footwork (Bag Drills) o High Knees- 1 Foot o High Knees- 2 Feet o Shuffle o Zig-Zag: Back Pedal and Sprint o Ickey...   [tags: teammates, defense, opponents]

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Legalization of Drugs

- The current hot-topic debate about the legalization of marijuana for medical exposes the long lasting debate about the economic viability of prohibiting certain kind of drugs considered illicit. Many social costs to society are attributable to illicit drugs, along with tobacco, alcohol, and guns. In fact, each of these vices is allegedly responsible for $200 billion annual expenditure in social costs of the USA (Donohue, 2010). Interestingly, all these commodities mentioned above have common characteristics: a sizeable proportion of consumers responsibly use each of them hence virtually zero social externality; and a trivial subset of society individuals irresponsibly use each of these comm...   [tags: alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, opponents]

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United Auto Workers’ Defeat at Chattanooga VW Plant

- After an extensive war on words involving both national and local politicians, a three-day vote came to an end February 14, 2014. It was decided, by an 86 vote margin, to reject the United Auto Workers’ bid to establish a union at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, TN. This decision triggered heated statements from both pro-union supporters and their opponents. The resulting weeks have revealed there will be a long, heated battle in the years to come. The United Auto Workers (UAW) are determined to establish unions in the South, and politicians, along with anti-union groups, are determined to stop the movement....   [tags: Polititians, Workers Union, Supporters, Opponents]

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Medical Testing on Animals is Considered Animal Cruelty

- ... Animals are very different from humans and react differently. "All drugs that have been pulled off the market because they caused severe illness or death in human patients were previously tested on other animals."(Problems With Animal Experimentations) Certain medicines have certain effects on animals but not humans, or medicines can have no effect on animals but have a strong effect on humans. For example, morphine calms humans, excites cats, penicillin kills guinea pigs and hamsters, and cortisone causes birth defects in mice but not humans....   [tags: scientific research, opponents of animal testing]

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Religion's Importance in the Disputes Between Charles I and his Opponents from 1640 to 1642

- Religion's Importance in the Disputes Between Charles I and his Opponents from 1640 to 1642 There were many different factors such as religion, the Grand Remonstrance, Irish Rebellion and other factors, which created much opposition against Charles I. In this essay I will discuss further the factors and how important they were in the disputes between Charles I and his opponents. Religion was one of many factors that caused disputes between Charles and his opponents. The changes introduced by Charles and Archbishop Laud in the church had created widespread and apparently united opposition....   [tags: Papers]

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Opponents to Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

- “The conversation of our natural resources and their proper use underlines almost every other problem in our national life,” Theodore Roosevelt. Americans’ dependence upon petroleum-based energy sources has required the United States to consider a variety of options to fulfill [the] ever-increasing energy needs, even drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge [ANWR] (Smith). The controversial question on whether or not to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge reserve has been in battle since its establishment....   [tags: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Resources]

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Techniques That Dodge And Weave Around The Opponent 's Strikes

- THE (1/14) ONE OF FOURTEEN HEAD/FRONT FACE, SIDE PROFILE AND BACK OF HEAD The One to Fourteen Head-Block (1/14); basically are techniques that dodge and weave around the opponent’s strikes (Kenpo master, sr. Ed Parker demonstrated in his method of the ‘Economy of Motion’; that it is better, safer and faster when an opponent strikes for your head-to move the head instead of using the hand block to defend off the strike), with the help of the shoulders and neck muscles. In extreme situations the FOA man will attack as well as block (deflecting or taking blows to the head and face) using just his head, of course this is a mental and physical action which takes much practice and determina...   [tags: Finger, Hand, Middle finger, Ring finger]

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Nietzsche's Portraiture: Wagner as Worthy Opponent

- Nietzsche's Portraiture: Wagner as Worthy Opponent ABSTRACT: Richard Wagner always represented for Nietzsche the Germany of that time. By examining Nietzsche's relationship to Wagner throughout his writings, one is also examining Nietzsche's relationship to his culture of birth. I focus on the writings from the late period in order to clarify Nietzsche's view of his own project regarding German culture. I show that Nietzsche created a portrait of Wagner in which the composer was a worthy opponent-someone with whom he disagreed but viewed as an equal....   [tags: Wagner Nietzsche Philosophical Papers]

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Checking the Validity of Patents in India

- India has sound systems in place to check quality of patents .validity of patents can be challenged under: Sec 25(1): Pre grant opposition: Under this section a patent may be opposed by any person anytime after the patent application is published but before its grant. The proceedings under pre-grant opposition are ex-parte . Sec 25(2): Post grant opposition: Under this section “any interested person” may oppose the patent within 1 year of publication of date of grant of patent .The proceedings under post grant opposition are Inter-partees Sec 64: Revocation of patent: Under this section a patent may be revoked any –time during the life of a patent by a person interested....   [tags: petition, infringement, opponent]

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Finding An Opponent Of The Field

- After searching and searching, I was not able to find an opponent to the inclusion of these stability balls. If anything, my only opponent was a sole parent that responded to the survey claiming that they would not support the use of the balls. Unfortunately, due to confidentiality of the survey responses, I am unable to identify the specific family and further question their reasoning for withholding support. From viewing their individual responses, I can gauge that they are not supportive due to their belief that the balls would become a distraction....   [tags: Goal, Regulatory Focus Theory, Mike Jefferies]

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An Opponent of Electoral College

- As an opponent of the Electoral College, my argument is grounded upon these four issues: the ability an elector has to vote for someone other the candidate he/she has pledged to vote for, the possibility of electing a minority president, its failure to represent the popular will of the people, and the negative effects it may have on voter turnout. One little known fact about presidential politics is the ability of so-called “faithless voters” to change the outcome of an election. These political spoilers do not have to remain faithful to the constituents they represent....   [tags: vote, candidate, minority, popular, negative]

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Was Thomas Jefferson Was A Consistent Opponent Of Slavery?

- During that time 18th century slave holders did not want to be in trouble and therefore they owned slaves to make themselves free. Throughout his entire life, Thomas Jefferson was a consistent opponent of slavery.  Calling it a “moral depravity” and a “hideous blot,” he believed that slavery presented the greatest threat to the survival of the new American nation. Jefferson also thought that slavery was contrary to the laws of nature, which decreed that everyone had a right to personal liberty.  These views were radical in a world where unfree labor was the norm....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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Thomas Jefferson Was A Consistent Opponent Of Slavery

- During 18th century slave holders and even Thomas Jefferson did not want to be in trouble and therefore they owned slaves to make themselves free. Throughout his entire life, Thomas Jefferson was a consistent opponent of slavery.  Calling it a “moral depravity” and a “hideous blot,” he believed that slavery presented the greatest threat to the survival of the new American nation. Jefferson also thought that slavery was contrary to the laws of nature, which decreed that everyone had a right to personal liberty.  These views were radical in a world where unfree labor was the norm....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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The World 's Leading Opponent Of Globalization

- International Relations Name: Institution: Introduction China has moved from being the world’s leading opponent of globalization and the most prominent disrupter of the creation of global institutions to being a devoted part of the countries that advocate for globalization. Its economy has become increasingly more open compared to Japan, and its institutions are being globalized to an extent never witnessed before. Chinese institutions are constantly being updated, and the Chinese civilization is under transformation following the adoption of democracy, its devotion to competition, the penetration of English, acceptable of overseas education as well as several foreign regulations and...   [tags: Water supply, Water resources, Agriculture]

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Theories Of Color Vision And Opponent Process Theory

- Theories of Color Vision The visual abilities of human beings are incredibly fascinating. We can view a large range of color from a small selection of wavelengths along the electromagnetic spectrum, 400nm-700nm. Our understanding of this perception of color comes from two major theories Tri-chromatic theory of color vision and opponent-process theory. Both theories have their merits and one actually grew out of the other. The first theory that was proposed was the tri-chromatic theory. The tri-chromatic theory of color vision states that our color vision is dependent on the activity of our three color receptors....   [tags: Color, Color blindness, Color vision]

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The Controversial Issues Surrounding American Politics

- One of the most controversial issues surrounding American politics is the issue of abortion. Abortion is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as, “The termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.” The proponents believe that abortion is a fundamental right of all women since she has a right to control her own body. However, the opponents believe the termination of a pregnancy is murder because of the fact the embryo or fetus is an alive unborn human being who deserves equal rights to his or her mother and should be granted the right to life....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Abortion law, Fetus]

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CO2 is NOT Pollution

- As we have come to a better understanding of our global climate, most scientists agree that human actions have had a warming effect on the global climate (IPCC, 2010). This idea of anthropogenic global climate change is the general consensus in the scientific community according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). These views were increasingly challenged, mostly by non-scientists, in late 2009 when servers owned by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) were hacked. Emails between climate scientists and other documents relating to climate research were taken illegally and leaked online....   [tags: informative, expository, argumentative, persuasive]

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Life is a Game: Thomas V. Morris's "Philosophy for Dummies"

- Thomas V. Morris, also known as Tom Morri an American philosopher, and his book Philosophy for Dummies goes to talk about the meaning of life and what it surrounds it. It first is something that starts out being very large and broad to becoming condensed and more concise. He helps to introduce first is the idea of existential questions that are on the basis of how we exsist in our world today. After reading Morris he tends to approach the meaning of life in a way that we examine the nature of meaning....   [tags: Thomas Morris, Philosophy for Dummies, Philosophy,]

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Background of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

- Background of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act In the Summer of 2012, more than a half billion eggs were recalled in the United States. These salmonella contaminated eggs were responsible for sickening more than 1,000 people across the country (Jalonick, 2010). This outbreak served as a “wake-up call” for the need to empower the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to carry out stricter regulations on the food and drug industry. Due to the outbreak and need for stricter regulations, The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) (S....   [tags: Food Safety ]

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Rhetoric Challenges the Virtue of Society and Individuals

- Rhetoric is something that we use constantly in our everyday life. Unbeknown to us, we have been using the persuasive appeals of pathos, ethos and logos even for the most mundane things. Rhetoric can be seen everywhere in our everyday’s lives in form of media, religion, politics, government propaganda, historic references and social media. We should learn to identify and appropriately use the different categories of rhetoric expressions in an effective manner. Rhetoric is the study of effective speaking and writing in order to convince the audience or the reader....   [tags: pathos, ethos, logos]

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The Issue Of Homosexuality And Its Effects On The Womb

- Determining Homosexuality Kelsi Knutson Mrs. Heller Advanced English Determining Homosexuality Introduction Attention getter: “There are more than 8 million adults in the US who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual.” (Gates, 2011). Background Information: Some people believe that humans are born homosexual. Another group of people believe they have the choice of becoming homosexual and it can be reverted. Thesis statement: Although the proponents believe that people are born gay and the opponents believe that it is a choice and can be reversed, the two sides do have some similarities....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay]

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The Pros and Cons of Capital Punishment

- The Pros and Cons of Capital Punishment Since the mid 1900’s, capital punishment has brought many individuals into many diverse view points throughout the years. Capital punishment is a way of punishing a convict by killing him or her because of the crime he or she committed. Capital punishment will always have its pros and cons. There are opponents who absolutely disagree with capital punishment. And then there are advocates who support the idea. In the advocates view point, capital punishment is a way to minimize the threat in the world today....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]

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Sportsmanship Is An Aspiration Or Ethos

- True Sportsmanship Sportsmanship is an aspiration or ethos that a sport or activity will be enjoyed for its own sake with proper fairness, ethics, respect, and a sense of fellowship with the competitors. A "sore loser" refers to one who does not take getting defeated well, who gets their emotions to the better of them. Where as a "good sportsmanship" means being a "respected winner" or being a "respected loser" which causes a less likely chance of fighting with other teammates or opponents. In general, sportsmanship refers to showing a high moral standards such as fairness, self-control, courage, and has been associated with interpersonal concepts of treating others and being treated fairly...   [tags: Football, Association football]

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Should We Abolish the Death Penalty, or is it Reliable?

- “Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them?” (Tolkien). Death sentences have been part of society for a long time. Historians can date the first death penalty laws as far back as the Eighteenth century B.C.. Throughout history these laws have morphed and shifted in and out of different societies; new approaches to perform the executions, new ways to be eligible, and new reasons for its use. While some people argue that the death penalty should be abolished because of the negative impact on American morals, others argue the exact opposite and believe that it should remain because it is an important deterrent to future crimes....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Justice]

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The Argument For Mandatory Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients

- Analysis of Obligations The opponents feel there is an obvious obligation to help people with substance abuse issues. However they believe the obligation the government has in protecting the rights of it 's citizens supersedes the consequences that come with mandatory drug tests. ((COVERT)) Opponents believe that the State of Texas has an obligation, through its welfare programming, to help citizens refrain from drug addiction and live a more economically stable life. Thus, stakeholders like the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), do not recommend mandatory drug testing of welfare recipients....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug abuse]

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Pro Gay Marriage

- ... Religion also leads the way as a strong argument towards gay marriage with many people believing that it’s against their religion. Opponents to gay marriage with strong religious beliefs believe that gay marriage is “sinful” with marriage also being a religious intuition for only man and woman. Despite this, to legally marry someone there is no requirement for a religious ceremony to be held; this proves that marriage isn't a religious intuition though it’s certainly true that it’s a legal one governed only by the law....   [tags: Homosexuality, Controversy]

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A Research Study On Mobile Banking

- Problem statement: Mobile banking provides many advantages to banks such as improving service quality, improving customer retention, extending their customers reach, enhancing operational efficiency, requires little or no infrastructure and reducing costs (Shaikh, 2013; Khraim et al., 2011), and it also provides many advantages to customers such as instant connectivity, reducing the risk of carrying cash, access to banking services anytime and anywhere without temporal and spatial constraints , doing banking operations in an appropriate manner remotely (Darsow & Listwan, 2012)....   [tags: Mobile banking, Mobile phone, Smartphone]

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The Dilemma of Immigration Philosophy

- The legal and moral issues concerning immigration have been debated for countless of times since their booming popularity during the 19th century. People who believe that it is morally wrong for a country to deny immigration status argue that immigration promotes democracy, egalitarianism and libertarianism. On the other hand, people who believe that countries have every right to deny people who seek immigration argue that immigration taints the cultural roots of a country, weakens national security and reduces the natural resources that would have been distributed to the original citizens of the country....   [tags: Immigration ]

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The Incarceration Of Prison Programs

- “Doing projects really gives people self-confidence. Nothing is better than taking the pie out of the oven. What it does for you personally, and for your family 's idea of you, is something you can 't buy." - Martha Stewart. Rehabilitated prisoners programs, for example, in the prisons are one of the most important programs in prison to address the causes of criminality and restore criminal’s self-confidence. Therefore, many governments are still taking advantage of their prisoners while they are in prison....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Recidivism, Criminal justice]

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All About Soccer

- Of all the sports in the world, soccer is the most played and preferred sport by both male and female players alike. An extensive survey dubbed the year 2000 Big Count carried out by FIFA revealed that 265 million female and male players in addition to 5 million soccer officials and referees were actively involved. That this statistics represent 4% of the global population is reason enough to appreciate the extent of development of soccer worldwide. Being the beautiful game as it is known due to its dazzling levels of technical skill, individual contribution as well as team play involved, soccer is governed by a standard set of rules and regulations known as the 17 laws of soccer as publi...   [tags: sports, football]

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The Conspiracy of Water Fluoridation

- Few object to the therapeutic use of fluoride to stop tooth decay, but fluoridation, the addition of fluoride to the public water supply, can spark avid controversy. Most dentists, medical groups, and government officials argue that fluoridation is a cheap and risk-free venture that doubles cavity prevention. In contrast, a small minority of dentists and conservative political groups argue that fluoride is a hazardous, poisonous substance that should not be consumed. Some antifluoridationists even claim that fluoridation is an untrustworthy form of socialized medicine....   [tags: Conspiracy Theory, Fluoride in the Water]

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Welfare Reform : The United States

- Welfare             "Welfare 's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence." Ronald Reagan said this statement on January of 1970 when the "Los Angeles Times" interviewed him (Williamson). Federal government funded welfare in the United States started in the 1930s during the Great Depression. Because of the vast numbers of people out of work and with insufficient funds to buy food for their families, President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved a program to give money to state governments for the purpose of making jobs so that unemployed people could work (Bill)....   [tags: Welfare, Unemployment, Conditional Cash Transfer]

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Being Gay And The Choice Of Becoming Homosexual

- I.Introduction A.Attention getter: “There are more than 8 million adults in the US who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual.” (Gates, 2011). B.Background Information: Some people believe that humans are born homosexual. Another group of people believe they have the choice of becoming homosexual and it can be reverted. C.Thesis statement: Although the proponents believe that people are born gay and the opponents believe that it is a choice and can be reversed, the two sides do have some similarities....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, Gay, LGBT]

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Gay Marriage: Why Should We Legalize It?

- Gay Marriage: Why Should We Legalize It. Gay marriage tends to spark many different opinions in the hearts and minds of the citizens of this great nation. This political issue is usually one that would spark a heated debate between even the closest of friends. The subject description typically spurs intense hatred and anger, even. You would more than likely witness numerous signs picketing this issue whether it may be a revised Bible quote deeming it a sin or a sign decked out in the many colors of the rainbow which is the universal flag for gays....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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The Precedency: Supporting the Affrimative Action

- ... Colleges and universities offer additional financial aid and provide on-campus resources to help better the student’s college education. Supporters also note the rising number of minority applications to colleges and universities due in part to affirmative action policies. Statistics have proven that when affirmative action is eliminated, such as when it was at Berkley College and UCLA in 1998, the minority student admissions fell 61 percent and 36 percent respectively, proving that affirmative action plays a major role in a minority students college admissions process....   [tags: discrimination, education, policies, society]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War was the most protested and opposed War in the history of America. The main reason people protested the War was because they did not understand why America became involved. “The Draft” also caused protest because many people did not agree with the random enlistment of people ages 18-26. Vietnam War protest and support tore apart at the fabric of the United States at a national level. This Vietnam War tension affected the life of millions of people in America. The media had broadcasted and exploited tragedy and violence against the War, which heightened the pressure between the two sides....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War, Protest]

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The Gun Control Act Of 1934

- Gun control is one of the controversial issues in the U.S.A. from a long time ago. Many gun laws have been established to control the selling, the purchase of, and the usage of firearms in the U.S.A. The National Firearms Act of 1934 is the first federal gun control law, and it requires taxes on the production or the selling of any firearms. The National Firearms of 1938 prohibits the selling of any guns to anyone under accusation or has criminal history, and it also requires licensing for the interstate gun dealers....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm, Crime]

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The Necessity For Private Gun Ownership

- Our opponents have argued the necessity for private gun ownership is an outdated one, that civilian firearms ownership is an antiquated practice merely for ensuring national defense through a well-regulated militia. We, as firearm advocates couldn’t agree more that firearms ownership was intended in part for a regulated militia. However, it would be wise to dispel common misconceptions as to who precisely the militia is. In the words of Tench Coxe: "Who are the militia. Are they not ourselves. Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom....   [tags: United States, United States Constitution]

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The Galatians And The Polemical Epistle

- The polemical Epistle to the Galatians has some of the most explosive and harsh rhetoric in all Pauline epistles. Paul’s writing clearly indicates that he is troubled by the situation in Galatia. Along with the other Pauline epistles, with the possible exception of Romans (Goodacre, 2016b), Paul’s Letter to the Galatians is occasional. That is, Paul is responding to specific problems within the Galatian community (Goodacre, 2016a). The actual occasion of Galatians is as follows: Paul is writing to dissuade Gentile Galatian Christians from adopting another gospel that calls for male circumcision and adherence to Jewish Law (New Revised Standard Version, Galatians....   [tags: New Testament, Paul of Tarsus, Pauline epistles]

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Wrestling: Training for the Rest of Your Life

- Sweat sweeps out, slowly gliding down and finally dripping off his face. His heart races as he huffs and puffs. He stutter steps, pulls out, fakes again, and quickly turns from right to left outwitting his opponent and grabbing onto his leg. He doesn’t even think about it anymore. His movements steadily have become reflexes and his reflexes are second nature. The time is quickly winding down and his team needs the victory to win the dual meet. He holds on to his opponent's legs, tightly gripping as the time slips aways....   [tags: High School Wrestling]

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Why Your Child Should Consider Wrestling

- Sweat perspires out of his pores, slowly gliding down and finally dripping off his face. His heart races as he huffs and puffs. He stutter steps, pulls out, fakes again, and quickly turns from right to left, outwitting his opponent by grabbing his leg. He doesn’t even think about it anymore. The wrestler’s movements steadily have become reflexes and his reflexes are second nature. The time is quickly winding down and his team needs the victory to win the dual meet. He holds on to his opponent's legs, tightly gripping as the time slips aways....   [tags: Mental Preparation]

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Morality and Social Welfare Programs

- The morality of social welfare systems, or the morality of crafting laws to aid American citizens in poverty, is a subject that (like myriad ethical issues) is hotly debated to say the least. For example, some opponents of social welfare institutions maintain the view that such programs "increase the reward or reduce the penalties" of poverty; thereby ostensibly making an impoverished state appealing even to people who might initially have been motivated to earn a living by conventional means. In other words, welfare programs (according to opponents) encourage otherwise productive individuals to embrace laziness, for basic human needs would be met by such institutions, eliminating the need...   [tags: Government]

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A Presidential Election Is The New President Of The United States

- Obviously, in a presidential election there is not going to be bloodshed or physical violence, so therefore we must examine the subject from a less physically violent perspective, but no less destructive. Considering the harm that can be inflicted through verbal and technological vices, we can surmise that damaging intentions and actions will take the place of physical violence. However, it is important to remember that the war waged during a presidential election is highly consistent with my ideology of war, in that it simply is a means for a political objective to be achieved....   [tags: Election, Elections, United States]

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Hydraulic Fracturing in Newfoundland

- This essay will examine the arguments for and against hydraulic fracturing in Newfoundland. Hydraulic fracturing is the process of retrieving natural gas from the earth by injecting fluid into a L-shaped borehole and pressurizing it, cracking the bedrock and releasing methane gas. Opponents of HF claim that the process is an environmental hazard and will have negative economic impacts on Newfoundland’s tourism industry. Although these arguments have a solid logical appeal, opponents tend to exaggerate and overuse emotional appeals....   [tags: retrieving natural gas from the earth]

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Senator Richard M. Nixon: Honest Everyday American, or Lieing, Manipulating Politician?

- Some have wondered if Senator Richard Nixon lied to and manipulated the people when he spoke to regain his own integrity. This is a subject that many have questioned about the past politicians. The text,"Checkers" was delivered by Senator Richard M. Nixon in 1952. The text was published by Senator Nixon wrote this text for the American people to presuade them to believe he is an honest man. When Senator Nixon was accused of taking $18,000 from his supporters illegally; he spoke about how the money was used to save the American taxpayers from having to pay for his political business....   [tags: Richard Nixon, Senator, US President, History]

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Capital Punishment in the United States

- The death penalty is a controversial topic in the United States today and has been for a number of years. The death penalty is currently legal in 38 states and two federal jurisdictions (Winters 97). The death penalty statutes were overturned and then reinstated in the United States during the 1970's due to questions concerning its fairness (Flanders 50). The death penalty began to be reinstated slowly, but the rate of executions has increased during the 1990's (Winters103-107). There are a number of arguments in favor of the death penalty....   [tags: Death Penalty Row Law Criminals Essays]

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Philosophy for Dummies

- Thomas V. Morris, also known as Tom Morris an American philosopher and his book Philosophy for Dummies go to talk about the meaning of life and what it surrounds it. It first is something that starts out being very large and broad to becoming condensed and more concise. He helps to introduce first is the idea of existential questions that are on the basis of how we exist in our world today. After reading Morris he tends to approach the meaning of life in a way that we examine the nature of meaning....   [tags: Philosophy]

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How important was Phyllis Schlafly’s role in the defeat of the U.S. Equal Rights Amendment?

- Plan of Investigation This investigation addresses the following question: How important was Phyllis Schlafly’s role in the defeat of the U.S. Equal Rights Amendment. In order to evaluate her importance, this investigation will address several factors that contributed to the defeat of the ERA, such as the negative portrayal of women by the press, the decriminalization of abortion, the split between feminists who wanted the ERA to pass and those who believed that its passage would lead to the deterioration of women’s protective laws, and the role of the Phyllis Schlafly and her Stop ERA campaign....   [tags: Politics]

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Should Euthanasia Be Legal And Accepted For A Terminally Ill Patient?

- To be or not to be is not the question, but rather you must first assume that you soon won’t be and go from there; Should a terminally ill person request assisted dying in dignity with little pain, or die naturally. Should this be a choice they are allowed to make. Should terminally ill people be able to ask this question and have their wishes be fulfilled whichever way they answer. Assisted dying is full of nuances; disagreements and differences on the subject range from finding an accepted name for it (assisted dying, physician assisted suicide, euthanasia, death with dignity, etc.) to the method and implementation of a patient’s end-of-life (differences in drugs and procedure)....   [tags: Euthanasia, Death, Medical ethics, Medicine]

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The Effects Of Minimum Wage Laws On The Economy

- support needy families. This reduction in the amount of government support needed hypothetically can be argued to decrease tax rates, or shift the spending to other expenditures. Supporters of minimum wage laws also contend that the increase in minimum wage laws directly impact the economy in a positive way. Supporters argue that when minimum wage workers atke home more money in their paychecks, that money is pumped back into the economy by the additional purchases that those minimum wage workers are able to make....   [tags: Minimum wage, Wage, Employment, Unemployment]

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Construction of an Islamic Center near Ground Zero

- The approval by the authorities in the United States to build an Islamic cultural center at a location near the spot of the September the eleventh attacks in America resulted in a controversy that touched on the basic rights of Americans protected by the first amendment of the American constitution. The Commission for Landmark Preservation in New York approved the construction of the Islamic center just two blocks away from the site of the World Trade Center because the two buildings torn apart to give way for the construction of the Islamic center were not very distinctive landmarks in Manhattan (Aljazeera)....   [tags: The First Amendment]

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Animal Experimentation for Medical Advancement Must be Abolished

- Animal experimentation for medical advancement must be abolished. Instead, such experiments would yield augmented results if conducted on humans. In the facilitation of experimentation, those who have been convicted, beyond a reasonable doubt, of heinous crimes must replace all laboratory animals. According to Black’s Law Dictionary heinous crimes are defined as those considered shockingly atrocious or odious. Examples of said crimes include: capital murder, serial murder, and serial rape of children and adults....   [tags: harm, cannibal, wounds, healing process]

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Capital Punishment Is An Acceptable Form Of Punishment

- Why is capital punishment such a controversy. Since the beginning of time, capital punishment has been viewed as both just and unjust. Supporters think that capital punishment is an acceptable form of punishment for perpetrators. Critics view capital punishment as being morally wrong; they think that no one deserves the punishment regardless of what crime they committed. There are many controversial issues that come along with capital punishment. When it comes to capital punishment, it is literally a life and death issue....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder, Prison, Crime]

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Personal Statement : Playing Soccer With My Travel Team

- October 20, 2013, began as a normal Sunday. However, did I know that my life would be changed in a matter of seconds. I was so excited about practicing soccer with my travel team, in Oxford, that day. I could not wait to get to Oxford to see my teammates and coach since I had not seen them in a few weeks, due to not having practiced in the past weeks. When I got to the fields, I quickly jumped out of the car and hurried over to the field so I could meet up with my team to begin practice. At the end of practice, our coach, Marcus, began to make my team do a drill called 2v2....   [tags: Knee, Anterior cruciate ligament, Pain]

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The Controversial Topic Of Human Genome Research

- The controversial topic of human genome research has stirred up political and ethical debates for years. In the 1990s, Scottish scientists impregnated a sheep with an egg containing a genetically cloned copy of her DNA; the sheep later gave birth to a lamb genetically identical to her. This sparked the question, does this mean that any mammal, including human beings, can also be duplicated. Another area of research was also being explored during this time where certain genes were linked to certain diseases....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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Seat Belt Enforcement Laws are Beneficial

- Does everyone have their seat belts on. This is a question that children hear repeated each time their parents start the vehicle. Seat belt laws are enforced in in forty-nine of the fifty states even so; parents reiterate it time after time to keep us safe rather than just following the law. Beginning in the 1930’s, physicians determined that a lap belt should be used in automobiles to avoid serious injury or a fatality. Over the years, the simple two-point lap belt has evolved into a multiple point seat belt used for many different types of driving....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Medical Marijuana: Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Marijuana has been used as medicine since the beginning of time, but because of the bad reputation surrounding marijuana you wouldn’t believe that marijuana first use was for medical purposes. Marijuana dates all the way back to 2900 BC, in China, where the Chinese emperor Fu Hsi noted that cannabis was a very popular medicine that possessed both yin and yang. The Egyptians also used cannabis for glaucoma, inflammation, and enemas. In India, they use Bhang, a drink of cannabis and milk, as an anesthetic and anti-phlegmatic....   [tags: history, law, tax, ethical]

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Superpower Or Imperial Interventions And Democratization

- Superpower or Imperial Interventions and Democratization In the past, Western interventions have not wanted to implement democratic forms of government and favored a stable autocracy over potentially unstable democracy. Since 1945, 75% of interventions have led to no changes in government (Williams and Masters, 2011). In Iraq, the US attempted to handpick a leader and chose Ahmed Chalabi to head the government in order to help maintain order and influence (Mesquita and Downs, 2006). However, Iraqi officials and civilians who knew that his loyalty and influence was with the US began seeing him as illegitimate and therefore resisted him as a leader....   [tags: Democracy, Liberal democracy, Cold War, Government]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- Nobel Peace Prize Winner Marie Curie once said, “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” The words of a venerated scientist should be highly respected by society; however, society seems to ignore them. Embryonic stem cell research has been a highly controversial subject for the past two decades with opponents and advocates of this research fighting a fierce war in politics and ethics. Many people around the world are against stem cell research, because they do not understand what this research will accomplish....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The School Success And Opportunity Act

- On January 1st of 2014, a new law in California took effect. The School Success and Opportunity Act (AB1266) allowed transgendered students in public schools to use their school’s facilities based on their chosen gender identity and not their school records. They are able to use the bathroom that best fits their gender choice or choose classes that are normally single gendered classes. Many people have tried to vote against this law because of what they thought would happen. To have this law revoked, opponents needed a minimum of 504,760 votes....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, High school, Gender role]

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Career Philosophy : My Life Philosophy

- Coaching Philosophy Growing up, my grandparents always told me to respect my elders and others around me. They believe in disciplining their children and grandchildren. Hard-work and effort were two things my grandparents made sure I learned and applied in my everyday life. I was also taught to gain a qualified education that will help me maintain a job of my choice. My grandparents made sure I was on the right path to success. To me, success is accomplishing goals that you have set for yourself in life and being able to survive in this world in a high manner....   [tags: Education, Psychology, Respect, Learning]

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Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberties:

- In the United States, legalization of same-sex marriage has a long-standing history of opposition from religious circles. Some argue against the legalization of same-sex marriage based on their interpretation of the Bible’s stance against homosexuality (Dobson, O’Brien). Other opponents argue against the practice based on universal tenets of moral behavior, fundamental beliefs that are said to underpin our country’s existing laws and should not be eroded (George, Finnis, Friedman). Increasingly, however, the arguments against same-sex marriage have turned to the legal realm, asserting that the practice threatens the right to religious freedom....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Capital Punishment: A Controversial Topic

- Capital punishment is the practice of executing someone as a punishment for a specific dreadful crime after being properly legally tried. The power to execute is vested only with the government and in the eyes of non-state organisations. Executing a person means actually murdering someone. It is generally only used as a punishment for specific serious types of murder, but in few countries treason, types of fraud, adultery and rape are also counted as capital crimes. The phrase capital punishment originates from the Latin word the head....   [tags: Death, Crime]

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Resurgence of the Hawaiian Language

- No matter where you go in Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language, or ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, is sure to be found. Whether in expressions like “aloha” or “mahalo”, songs like our state anthem “Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī”, or in the names of the places we live, work and play, like “Kealakekua”, “Keālia” or “Waiākea”, Hawaiian is a part of our daily life. Today, you can watch Hawaiian-language programs on ʻŌiwi TV or hear ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi on radio stations like KAPA, KHBC or KWXX. And, with Hawaiian being an official language of the state of Hawaiʻi, and with the number of speakers and learners of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi having increased tenfold between 2000 and 2010, it is imperative for the State of Hawaiʻi and the Department of...   [tags: Native, Hawaii]

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