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Passive Vs. Passive Euthanasia

- This means that doctors must never do anything to actively kill a patient; however the doctor does have the ability to use some discretion to ease and shorten suffering (i.e. whether to take extreme measures to prolong life). As has been noted, passive euthanasia is already a generally accepted medical practice and is permissible by Canadian law. A question to ask about passive euthanasia is, “Should we put time and effort in trying to prolong life of someone whose injuries or illnesses are so severe that they will be dead despite doctor’s best efforts?”....   [tags: Death, Euthanasia, Morality, Bystander effect]

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An Article On Passive Aggressive Behavior

- The first article I read was quite helpful to me as I actually used most of its advice to navigate conflicts that I was having with my roommates. It is important to note that without the article’s information, the situation between my roommates and I would have escalated and potentially ended badly. The first article gave insights on how to handle a passive-aggressive roommate and explained what not to do in the likely event that I myself would wish to retaliate in a passive-aggressive manner. It stated quite bluntly, “It always feels easier to hint…this behavior can often be misleading and is often misinterpreted” (“How to handle”, 2015)....   [tags: Psychology, Human behavior, Communication]

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Active Experimentation And Passive Observation

- Active experimentation and passive observation are, and have been, key processes in the development of knowledge for humankind. For many people, knowledge that has been gained through active experimentation is often perceived as clear, precise and reliable due to the official publishing and confirmation of hypotheses. Passive observation on the other hand, is when one does not experience the event personally but learns from others’ experiences - it is therefore perceived as being more subjective and dependant on what each individual takes and understands from that experience....   [tags: Scientific method, Science, Hypothesis, Nature]

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Euthanasi Active And Passive Euthanasia

- According to James Rachels, “both passive and active euthanasia are permissible.” (Luper and Brown, p.347). He gives a doctrine from American Medical Association quoting,” mercy killing is contrary to which the medical professional stands” (Luper and Brown, p. 347). He makes arguments against the doctrine as to why it would be rejected. One, a physician should let the patient end his life if he wants to so that the patient does not have to endure the suffering. However, Rachels says in that situation it’s better for the physician to kill the patient, rather than letting one die because using lethal injections can be painless and quick, whereas, letting one die can be a slow and painful proc...   [tags: Death, Euthanasia, Morality, KILL]

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Communication, Active, And Passive Communication

- There are a variety of ways to communicate with people and often times the type of communication chosen depends on the information being communicated and the personalities of the people involved in the communication. There are two classifications for communication, active and passive. Active communication consists of lining up schedules and attendance so people can be present. Passive communication allows people to access and respond to the communication on their own schedule. We will focus on three popular forms of communication including webinars, face to face meetings and email as means of communication....   [tags: Communication, Management, E-mail address]

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Passive Observation And Active Experimentation

- History has shown the two common ways of learning that humans have been using for centuries: passive observation and active experimentation. Passive observation is a way of taking things in by investigating and examining the subject without explicit interaction. On the other hand, active experimentation is direct interaction with the subject to acquire something about it. Those two ways can now be seen in schools or at work. In schools, some students learn new concepts by sitting through lectures and contemplating about the lessons or/and actively conducting experiments such as scientific labs....   [tags: Religion, Philosophy, Reason, Belief]

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Euthanasia, Passive And Assisted Suicide

- Death is not a concept that is well grasped or understood but we all know the cycle of life, we live and we die. We do not know how and we do not know when, our fate is laid out for us, we just learn to accept it because it is just how it goes. Some are lucky enough to live a healthy life with few to none complications and some find themselves fighting for their lives because of a terminating illness or severely injured from any type of accident. In an act of pain, torture, agony and knowing there is no hope for survival why can it not be you that has the upper hand in deciding when it is time to say goodbye....   [tags: Death, Euthanasia, Suicide, Illness]

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Euthanasia And Passive Euthanasia Essay

- The deviant behavior that I chose to write about is Death with Dignity. It is where a person with a terminal illness who wants to end their life with dignity and no pain. They want to be able to choose the day and time of their death and not let the disease define them and take them. There are only four states in the United Sates that have a legal physician assisted suicide and that is Montana, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. There are requirements that has to be meant before you can be considered for the assisted suicide....   [tags: Death, Euthanasia, Homicide, Suicide]

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Passive Learning And Active Learning

- Passive learning was once the go to mode of teaching students in university and college, but the method has been changing over the years to have students become more involved using active learning, as it has been found that students perform better when actively involves in their studies (Shimanzoe & Aldrich, 2010). Similarly, Wasley (2006) argues that, students that are exposed to group work while learning, and are involved in educational activities outside the classroom, earn better grades and feel more satisfied with their education....   [tags: Psychology, Group development, Group dynamics]

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Passive Attacks And Active Attacks

- Active Attacks This is in contrast to passive attacks and in such a type of attack the attacker would not just intercept the message, but even modify it. An active attack can be defined as an attack where unauthorized individuals make modifications to messages, data streams or files (Tom Karygiannis, 2002). One of the main reasons for such attacks to be deadly is that even if we can detect them we are not always sure about how to avoid them. Active attacks are follows under this category: 1. Masquerading In such type an attack an unauthorized, user would pose as a genuine user and would gain access to private information about the organization....   [tags: Wireless access point, Wireless network]

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Euthanasia Vs. Passive Euthanasia

- I have argued that both active and passive euthanasia are morally permissible, but many people are already okay with passive euthanasia because they believe the cause of death is different from active euthanasia so to some people passive euthanasia is the only morally acceptable one, and active euthanasia is the one that is morally impermissible. Both active and passive euthanasia are difficult things to accept because they both involve death and people are generally uncomfortable when it comes to that topic....   [tags: Euthanasia, Death, Morality, Suffering]

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Active and Passive Euthanasia

- In 1973 the American Medical Association adopted a statement forbidding ‘mercy killing’ but allowing the cessation of treatment when requested by an incurable patient. In his essay “Active and Passive Euthanasia” James Rachels argues that active euthanasia should be avoided only to satisfy the law, not because of any perceived moral difference between active and passive. Rachels’ essay gives a convincing, logical argument to allow active euthanasia in certain cases. Rachels questions the doctrine that the AMA sets forth regarding intentional termination versus not using extraordinary means....   [tags: Conptemporary Moral Issues]

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Euthanasia Vs. Passive Euthanasia

- There are many different stances one can take when considering active euthanasia versus passive euthanasia. Perhaps one may believe killing someone is far worse than letting someone die, or that there is no difference between killing and letting die. Rachels and Nesbit have different stances on killing versus letting die, both using the nasty cousins argument as an example. Rachels tries to show that there is no difference between killing and letting die and Nesbitt tries to show that killing is worse than letting die....   [tags: Euthanasia, Death, KILL, Homicide]

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Teaching Passive Voice

- A. Introduction As guides, teachers play a significant role in imparting grammar knowledge to students. They use their existing knowledge to enhance students’ learning ability during the process of their teaching. As regard to which method should teachers adopt, many researchers hold different views. In this article, the author mainly discusses the strategies in teaching passive voice by evaluating Miss Wong’s pedagogical approach. In the second part, the author will write a proposal to suggest an alternative teaching method regarding passive voice....   [tags: education, language, grammar, student]

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Active And Passive Euthanasia Are Morally Permissible

- I argue that both active and passive euthanasia are morally permissible because they both involve the ending of life due to extraordinary circumstances. If it is evident that a person is not going to get better, even with treatments, and the person wants to end their life, then that is what should be done. If a person wants to live and wants to go through with treatments for as long as possible then they should be allowed to live, but it is sometimes wrong to prolong life. We must think about the quality of life in these situations....   [tags: Death, Morality, Suffering, Suicide]

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Comparison of Engaged Students and Passive Students

- Most of the people want to succeed, beside that they want to be respected by others. Some people tend more respect to a person who has good knowledge and more intellectual. So, They general way of approached is pursuing their education. Then after further classifying, there are divided into two different types of student in the university. One became engaged students, while the other became passive students. Engaged students are who can get the learning environment, so they understand the new information from their lecture and can execute the prior knowledge into new knowledge about the content then practice using it....   [tags: education, success, ]

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Successful Management of the Passive Aggressive Employee

- Source Review A critical factor in the management of people today is the ability to handle every challenging employee situation with the appropriate communication and actions. One of the most difficult types of employees to manage is the Passive-Aggressive who refuses to accept constructive feedback and tries to stir up discontent among other employees. In order to be successful in the management of the Passive Aggressive Employee, there has to be a planned approach, which includes effective communication, consequences, and actions....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Smart Passive Income With Real Estate

- Smart Passive Income With Real Estate By J Devereux | Submitted On October 31, 2011 Recommend Article Article Comments Print Article Share this article on Facebook Share this article on Twitter Share this article on Google+ Share this article on Linkedin Share this article on StumbleUpon Share this article on Delicious Share this article on Digg Share this article on Reddit Share this article on Pinterest Expert Author J Devereux There is a secret to getting smart passive income with real estate....   [tags: Real estate, Renting, English-language films]

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The Distinction Between Passive and Active Euthanasia

- Rachel argues that ‘[T]he distinction between passive and active euthanasia is thought to be crucial for medical ethics. The idea is that it is permissible, at least in some cases, to withhold treatment and allow a patient to die.’ The law has drawn a clear distinction between the removal of life sustaining treatment that causes death and a request for assistance in ending life. Passive euthanasia is considered lawful whereas active euthanasia is unlawful as per the Suicide Act . In Bland a distinction was made between killing through an act and letting die through an omission....   [tags: medical ethics]

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What Is Passive Management And Active Management

- This allows us to view any divergence as an opportunity as opposed to a threat. What we tend to find is the blue line and the red line (depicted as the spread to the “risk-free” rate of United States Treasuries) remain roughly in line over the long-term, but can vary in the short-term. Therefore, if the ratings agencies can be trusted, which we think they generally can be, then we have a great comparative that can be used to identify mispricing. In its simplest terms, if the yield on emerging market debt is greater than its equivalent United States corporate debt, then we would have a tendency to prefer emerging market debt as long as we are comfortable with the rating being assigned....   [tags: Investment, Risk, Currency, Finance]

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Euthanasi Voluntary, Nonvoluntary, Active And Passive

- “Death with Dignity statutes allow mentally competent adult state residents who have a terminal illness with a confirmed prognosis of having 6 or fewer months to live to voluntarily request and receive a prescription medication to hasten their inevitable, imminent death. (www.deathwithdignity.org)”. For this reason, euthanasia or “good death” refers to the taking of a human life is merciful and that all human beings are entitled to end their lives when they seem fit (Ho & Chantagul 2015 p. 252)....   [tags: Euthanasia, Death, Medical ethics, Human]

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Euthanasi Voluntary, Nonvoluntary, Active And Passive

- “An individual’s interest in self-determination and bodily integrity includes the right to refuse life-saving treatment even when this hastens the dying process” (Connelly, 1998 p.197). For this reason, euthanasia or “good death” refers to the taking of a human life is merciful and that all human beings are entitled to end their lives when they seem fit (Ho & Chantagul 2015 p. 252). Euthanasia is beneficial for a patient who has suffered long enough by choosing the right to a good death, when they die, and the right to end their suffering....   [tags: Euthanasia, Death, Life, Medical ethics]

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Assertive Secularism vs. Passive Secularism

- Assertive Secularism vs. Passive Secularism On 15th March 2004, France reopened the debate on the separation of the state and the religion by introducing a legislation to forbid the carrying of signs or clothes that indicate an affiliation to a religious group in the primary, secondary and high schools. (“Respect de la laïcité”) (Parvez 287) The supporters of the legislation, particularly in France saw in this law an implementation of secularism, a cornerstone of the public school system in France....   [tags: France, United States, Religious Freedom]

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Active vs. Passive Magnetic Bearings

- Introduction A magnetic bearing is a type of bearing that holds up a load using magnetic levitation. Scientists first discovered the magnetic effects in magnetic minerals in 500B.C. In the late 20th century, scientists began developing ways where this magnetic effect could be implemented into a bearing, creating magnetic bearings. Today, magnetic bearings can be found in many applications where no physical contact is required or extreme environmental conditions exists, including very high and low temperatures....   [tags: magnetic levitation, minerals]

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The Passive Voice

- The Passive Voice The English language has two voices--the active and the passive. The active voice and the passive voice differ in that a passive verb phrase has an additional auxiliary BE followed by an EN participle. In a sense, the English passive is "inflexible" when compared to the passive formation of other languages. For example, some languages use word order, verb inflections, and impersonal constructions to form the passive voice. In their book, The Grammar Book: ESL/EFL Teacher's Course, Celce-Murcia and Larson-Freeman demonstrate how the Bantu passive voice differs from the English passive voice....   [tags: Research Paper Language Papers]

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The Good Mother – A Passive Life

- The Good Mother – A Passive Life   "We live in a world...where the decisive deed may invite the holocaust." --John Updike An interesting question that emerges while reading The Good Mother is: Why did Anna let it happen. Of course, this question must be included among many others, most of which elicit ambiguous answers: What really happened. Was there fault to be assigned. If so, who was at fault. What is a good mother. Can a woman be a good lover and a good mother. Where must sexual boundaries be drawn between children and couples in a household....   [tags: Good Mother]

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Minimizing Energy by Using Passive Solar Systems

- A Passive solar system collects heat as the sun shines through the windows and is stored on thermal mass. It uses the sun’s energy for heating or cooling buildings. Future homes should be constructed with this system because its advantages outweigh its drawbacks with low emissions of CO2 or other pollutant, consists of little maintenance, and has positive long term effects such as low electric bills. This system releases low emissions of CO2 or any other pollutant because it takes advantage of a structure’s climate, site, and materials to minimize energy use....   [tags: sunlight, global warming, heating, cooling]

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The Passive and Pitiful Ethan Frome

- The Passive and Pitiful Ethan Frome      Ethan Frome is a man torn between what he wants to do, and what he should do.  Life in a rural town can be tough, but when faced with complications, it can be almost unbearable.  When Ethan decides to marry his distant cousin, Zeena, his life turns down a long and lonesome road.  Ethan's lack of assertiveness and decisive action only worsens his already lonesome and stressful life.         Though too intelligent for rural life, Ethan finds himself stuck in an average man's shoes....   [tags: Ethan Frome Essays]

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Case Study: Passive Aggressive Behavior at the Work Place

- Case Study: Passive Aggressive Behavior at the Work Place Introduction Passive aggressive behavior can be described as an indirect expression of hostility and discontentment within a given situation by an individual or a group of people. These feelings may be expressed through actions such as procrastination, resentment, intentional inefficiency, sarcasm, and other negative tendencies like chronic lateness. Considering it from an occupational front, passive aggressive behavior generally leads to a decreased efficiency at the workplace as productivity and team work are drastically affected by these negative attitudes regardless of whether it stems from the management or the subordinate staff...   [tags: procrastination, chronic lateness]

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Active and Passive Transport of Molecules Through Plasma Membrane

- ... i The plasma membrane has a phospholipid bilayer which separates the inside (the cytoplasm) and the outside (extracellular fluid and lipid-soluble solutes) of the cell. The fact that the plasma membrane monitors the passage of molecules based on size and solubility constitutes it as semi-permeable. Diffusion can be categorized as either simple diffusion or facilitated diffusion. A similarity between simple and facilitated diffusion is that they are both passive processes and travel from areas of higher concentration to region of lower concentration....   [tags: cells, diffusion, filtration]

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Passive Male Homosexuality in Pre-Christian Scandinavia

- “The love that dare not speak its name” truly was a mute love in pre-Christian Norse society. The Norse viewed male homosexual intercourse through a curious (by modern American standards) dichotic lens. Similarly to Roman and Greek societies, the Norse attached no great negative stigma or condemnatory connotations to the idea itself of homosexual intercourse. However, the Vikings intensely disapproved of free men taking the passive role in any male-male sexual acts. Norse society regarded passivity in all penetrative intercourse as intrinsically related to unmanly, and therefore feminine, behavior....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Subject Verb in a Passive Voice Teaching Evaluation

- Part One. Introduction We always say things like, ’English is spoken by the majority of people in the world.’ or ’the cheese is eaten by my sister.’ Further more, a great amount of proverbs are said like, ’Rome was not built in one day’. Actually, passive voice penetrates into our daily life and more professional fields. Compare with the straightforward relationship between subject and verb in a context, the relationship of subject and verb in a passive voice context is that the subject receives the action of the verb....   [tags: performance, information, grammar, lesson]

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Passive Smoking: An Active Controversy

- An Analysis of the print ad Passive Smoking: An Active Controversy Our society uses media in various ways to coerce an audience to buy a certain product, believe a specific message, or assume a certain belief based on a particular ad. These ads appear in many different forms, consisting of television commercials, billboard ads, and print ads. To analyze a given message, an individual must be open-minded and be able to distinguish what the underlying theme is. Often times the message being portrayed to the consumer consists of numerous fallacies....   [tags: Publicity Ads]

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Autonomous Detection of Botnets Using Passive DNS

- 1 Background A botnet is a collection of compromised hosts (bots) under control of a com- mon Command & Control (C&C). The C&C is used by a remote controller to issue commands to the different infected hosts. A botnet may have several purposes, the most common include Denial-of-Servoice (DoS) attacks, identity theft, proxy, spreading of malware and spamming. Traditional ways to disrupt such networks, such as Domain Name System Blacklists (DNSBL’s) or firewalls, rely on the knowledge of the Internet address of the C&C....   [tags: control, identity, internet]

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James Rachels 's Active And Passive Euthanasia

- James Rachels believes that active and passive euthanasia are not morally different from each other (Timmons, 2007, p.346). He uses the cases of Smith and Jones to argue against those that believe active euthanasia, the act killing someone, is morally worse than passive euthanasia, the act of letting some one die (Timmons, 2007, p.347). In the case of Smith and Jones, both of the men will acquire a large inheritance if anything were to happen to their six-year-cousins (Timmons, 2007, p.347-348)....   [tags: Death, Euthanasia, Morality, Homicide]

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Photovoltaic and passive solar design

- Photovoltaic and passive solar design The sun is an infinite source of energy for our planet. In 1839 Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the photovoltaic effect while experimenting with an electrolytic cell made up of two metal electrodes. His Discovery was never taken to a commercial level until 1950 when silicon was used in semiconductors. In 1973 there was a oil crises in the U.S. and it created huge public awareness about the limited resource of fossil fuels, and led to the emerging market of solar photovoltaic technologies....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Experiment on the Functions of Passive Transport in Red Blood Cells

- Introduction Because of cell's composition, the plasma membrane has to be selective to its materials that passes through it. In other words, the plasma membrane is semi-permeable that it allows nutrients to enter the cell but keeps out undesirable substances. This property allows the cell to segregate its inner cytoplasm from the external environment. There are two different ways to pass though this membrane: active and passive transport. Active and passive transport are both biological process that move oxygen, water and nutrients into cells and remove waste products; however, these two processes happen in a different mechanism....   [tags: osmosis, water, membrane]

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The Passive Racism of Whites

- The Passive Racism of Whites In Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, Professor Beverly Daniel Tatum defines racism as “prejudice plus power.” This means that a person can only be racist if they benefit from a racist system. Therefore, the only people that would systematically benefit from racism are Whites. Tatum calls this “White privilege.”. Everyone can be prejudice, but only the dominant race can be racist. Although this is hard to hear, being a White college student I have always prided myself on a subsistence that is free from bigotry, I realize that Tatum is right....   [tags: Culture Cultural]

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Euthanasi Assisted Suicide, And Between Active And Passive Euthanasia

- Euthanasia, also known as “mercy killing,” is defined as an “intentional ending of the patient’s life by a physician, usually by lethal injection” (Religion Facts). A difference must be made between euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, and between active vs. passive euthanasia. In a sense, euthanasia may be compared with homicide, as death is a direct result of the action of physician, while in doctor-assisted suicide the physician is only giving the patient the means to end his/her own life (could be compared with suicide)....   [tags: Death, Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Medical law]

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Learners Being Passive, Lacking Independence, And Accepting

- “The concept of differentiation is itself differentiated and refracted through a host of different lenses – intrapersonal, interpersonal, cognitive, affective, behavioural, cultural, and so on” (Cohen et al. 2004, p. 137). This vast range of factors inherent of how teachers plan to support their pupils’ individual needs was also observed in the school where this writer works. However, with it being an educational institution where all pupils are Chinese nationals and English is their second language, it is not always easy to identify each pupil’s individual education needs....   [tags: English language, Education]

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William Shakespeare 's Hamlet And The Passive Charisma Of Hamlet

- William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet strikes many literary chords and themes. It primarily chronicles a quest for revenge, political intrigue and a slow descent into madness. Throughout the play, two men of different rank and intellect; Hamlet and Laertes are portrayed in this play as each other’s foils. Hamlet who has lost his father in the hands of his uncle and Laertes who has lost his father in the hands of Hamlet, seek out similar goals but in very distinct ways. Hamlet and Laertes both go through stages of their carving vengeance to finally fulfill their goals of killing their fathers’ murderers....   [tags: Hamlet, KILL, Characters in Hamlet, Ghost]

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Active And Passive Components Of Gsm Base Station

- Functions of some active and passive components of GSM base station such as transceiver (TRx), power amplifiers (PA), combiners, duplexers, antennas, alarm extension system, control function, base-band receiver (BBxx), signal DSP, main distribution board, rectifier and Environmental Monitoring Unit (EMU) are discussed in [20]. Other components discussed are DC ventilation system, air conditional, generators, BTS cabinet, transmission rack, microwave antenna, aviation light, and optical fibre/coaxial cable....   [tags: Mobile phone, GSM, Electromagnetism]

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Passive Women in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales?

- Passive Women in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. One argument that reigns supreme when considering Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is whether or not there is an element of anti-feminism within the text. One thread that goes along with this is whether or not the women of The Canterbury Tales are passive within the tales told. This essay will explore the idea that the women found within the tales told by the pilgrims (The Knight’s Tale, The Miller’s Tale and The Wife of Bath’s Tale to name a few) are not passive at all, but rather influence the turn of events within the stories....   [tags: Chaucer Canterbury Tales Women Essays]

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Gandhi’s Key Concepts of Passive Resistance, Non-violence, and Self-rule

- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi- 2 October 1869 - 30 January 194 was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He is also known as Mahatma which means “The Great Soul”. He was committed to pacifism, that there should be no violence.(1) He had three concepts to follow in his life for independence of India: Satyagraha, Ahimsa and Swaraj. Gandhi introduced the concept of “Satyagraha” that means “passive resistance”. This passive resistance also means ‘soul force’ or ‘truth force’....   [tags: Gandhi Principles India History]

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Women As Passive Victims Among The Works Of Perrault, Grimms, And Disney

- Why do stories of women-as-passive-victims predominate in the works of Perrault, Grimms, and Disney. The fairy tales that reflect women and girls as passive victims is predominate because the tales began hundreds if not thousands of years ago when women were passive victims. The tales have been handed down for generations, however, current versions are still variations of the original story. Through the generations, the main plot usually remains in tact and details evolve to keep with the times but that isn’t enough to transform the female characters into strong females that hold the key to their own destiny....   [tags: Brothers Grimm, Fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty]

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Behaviorism Is A View Of Learning That Views The Learner As A Passive Receiver Of Information And Behaviorist

- Behaviorism is a view of learning that views the learner as a passive receiver of information and behaviorist believed that all learning was a stimulus response process. There are three iconic figures that coined the behaviorist theory John B. Watson, Ivan Pavlov, and B.F. Skinner. The classroom setting has been one of the best places to assess students as well teachers as they interact. In this particular learning environment the best way to determine what is transpiring in a classroom is to physically observe....   [tags: Psychology, Classical conditioning, Behaviorism]

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How Disney Princesses Went From Passive Damsels to Active Heroes

- When we think of Disney princesses, we think of beauty and song. We also have the vivid vision of true love’s kiss and a castle in the clouds. Disney has received major criticism because some feel as though the model for Disney princesses perpetuates a weak female image. “In these animated worlds, good women are domesticators and resources; bad women are evil, greedy, individual perversions of natural orders; men ultimately hold procreative and productive dominion as civilizing forces in these worlds” (Bell, Haas, and Sells 11)....   [tags: Disney Princesses]

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Technology And Education : The Modern World As Passive Victims At The Mercy Of The Powerful West

- The simplistic and highly misleading view that depicts the poorer world as passive victims at the mercy of the powerful West has meant that postwar paradigms or in-arguments “for how to conceptualize and overcome development challenges” (City of Johannesburg, 2006) have failed to achieve long-term development outcomes. For example, modernization theory (MT) stated that with investment and planning from the Industrial West, all states could follow a liner process of development where traditional sectors of the economy and rigid social structures would be abandoned and replaced by modern social organisation (Nabudere, 1997; Jolly et....   [tags: World Bank, Economics, Dependency theory]

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Analysis of An Empirical Investigation on Firms’ Proactive and Passive Motivation for Bribery in China

- “Each decision that a business manager makes involves not only a personal decision, but also a decision on behalf of, and in the name of, an organization that exists with a particular social, legal, and political environment ” (Hartman, DesJardins, & MacDonald, 2014, p.15). In the article, “An Empirical Investigation on Firms’ Proactive and Passive Motivation for Bribery in China” Xiaoyu Zhou, Yi Han, and Rui Wang (2013) seek to explain why companies in the manner of doing daily business extend to conduct business through bribery....   [tags: decision making, bribery]

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My Current Leadership Style Is Management By Exception Passive ( Mbe P )

- I believe that my current leadership style is Management by Exception-Passive (MBE-P). I have always been of the opinion “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it”. This type of leadership can cause problems among subordinates. Social loafing is when subordinates put forward less effort and hide their idleness in the group. Little individual accountability leads to this condition. My goal in the next five years is to get away from my MBE-P style, and push myself to become a more transformational leadership style....   [tags: Problem solving, Management, Work ethic]

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Passive Resistance as a Powerful Tool for Social and Political Change

- Passive Resistance as a Powerful Tool for Social and Political Change Passive resistance, simply defined as “peaceful resistance by fasting or refusing to cooperate,” (hyper-dictionary) is a complex issue, and potent tool to attain a means through absolutely zero violence. As Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi, have argued, passive resistance is a noble means to a peaceful end, in which only the followers of a movement risk themselves and bring no harm to those whom they oppose. “Passive resistance,” according to Mahatma Gandhi, “is an all sided sword; it can be used anyhow; it blesses him who uses it and him against whom it is used....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Rip Van Winkle: A Classic Tale of Passive Resistance

- In this classic tale Rip Van Winkle is portrayed as one who is a victim of circumstances beyond his control. A further reading may perhaps reveal a different Rip Van Winkle, one who pursues an avenue of passive resistance in response to a life which he feels is beyond his control. Passive Resistance is usually connected with such famous people as Henry David Thoreau who developed the principal of civil disobedience. For Thoreau, the idea was to choose not to support governmental taxes and policies that he felt were wrong....   [tags: Rip Van Winkle Essays]

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The Passive Time Traveler in Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

- Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, is a novel about Billy Pilgrim, a WWII veteran who claims that he has “ come unstuck in time. ” ( Slaughterhouse Five 23 ). Billy Pilgrim also seems to remember a trip to an alien planet; he spoke of it at a radio show and wrote of it to a newspaper. But most likely, his vivid recollections of extraterrestrial experiences and disposition to passive time travel are simply delusions stemming from a post-traumatic stress disorder. A post-traumatic stress disorder is a disorder caused by recent trauma, or the resurfacing of trauma in one’s child hood....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five Essays]

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How Does Change Blindness Occur From Passive Viewing Of 2 D Displays?

- 1 – Briefly describe the aim(s) of the study In the abstract the authors clearly state that their primary and secondary aims are to determine he presence and factors, such as social out-group membership, that affect change blindness in a real world situation, as opposed to still images and motion pictures. 2 – Indicate whether or not the study was theoretically motivated. Within the abstract and introductory paragraph there is mention of literature that motivated this study. The authors speak of different studies that lead convincing arguments that demonstrate change blindness for objects in still images and in motion pictures, however these studies do not detail real world scenarios and th...   [tags: Experiment, Stanford prison experiment]

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Malcolm X vs. Dr. King: Passive vs; Aggressive

- Africans were brought to America by Europeans, not of their own volition, but in chains, without the knowledge that over the next several hundred years, generations and generations of our people would be brutally and unjustly treated as nothing more than property or animals. The era during which slavery flourished, Africans were bred, overworked, beaten, lynched, and stripped of any positive identity or self respect. When slavery was abolished in 1865, Africans, or former slaves, were left without a “place” in America....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Zionism's Change from a Passive Notion to an Active Ideology During the Nineteenth Century

- Zionism's Change from a Passive Notion to an Active Ideology During the Nineteenth Century Although it has been a precondition of Jewish consciousness to believe that the emergence of a Modern political Zionist movement can be attributed to the rampant anti-Semitism suffered by the European Jews, this does not provide an adequate explanation. The entire history of the Jews can be defined by the way in which they suffered persecution under the oppressive hands of others, proving that anti-Semitism was not a phenomenon unique to the Jews of the nineteenth century....   [tags: Papers]

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Gandhi and his passive Resistace to Great Britain in War I

- Mohandas Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as mahatma Gandhi, was a Indian nationalist leader, who established his country's freedom through a nonviolent revolution. Gandhi became a leader in a difficult struggle, the Indian campaign for home rule. He believed and dedicated his life to demonstrating that both individuals and nations owe it to themselves to stay free, and to allow the same freedom to others. Gandhi was one of the gentlest of men, a devout and almost mystical Hindu, but he had and iron core of determination....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Billy Budd, Sailor, by Harrison Hayford and Merton M. Seaths

- Can a man kill another man; yet, be a passive hero. In Harrison Hayford and Merton M. Seaths short story, “Billy Budd, Sailor (An inside Narrative)”, Billy Budd is characterized as a passive hero. Unexpectedly, Billy Budd is singled out and forced into the King’s service. Even so, Billy Budd has a positive influence with nearly all of his ship mates and officers. However, Billy’s affect with the new master-at-arms proves Billy does not have a positive effect on everyone. Ultimately, Billy Budd’s lack of adult experience becomes his downfall; because Billy is unable to comprehend somebody would aim to impair his persona....   [tags: Passive Hero, Analysis]

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Active Euthanasia: Benefiting The Patient is not The Worse Act

- Despite passive euthanasia being more morally permissible to the majority of society, it can most certainly be argued that the action of active euthanasia results in a better consequence. Passive euthanasia is the withdrawing or withholding of a patient’s life-sustaining medication and active defined as the act of purposely bringing someone to their deaths. Through years of debate and criticism over methods of euthanasia, it has been concluded in the medical profession that the acts of euthanasia should be beneficial....   [tags: passive euthanasia, moral consequences]

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The Suppression of Homais in Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

- Gustave Flaubert depicts the inferiority of Homais as a character by suppressing his actual persona with figurative spoken word. The majority of the characters in Madame Bovary reveal their actual personae through their actions and personal thoughts therefore Homais differs from them. The constant presentation of Homais as a minor character suppresses him. Flaubert characterizes Homais’s persona as being an opportunist, strong willed, a distraction, and pompous. Homais’s self-motivation determines his intentions when interacting with the other characters....   [tags: passive role, inferiority, opportunist]

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Role of Women in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and in Society

- ... Even though Victor cannot see his beloved Elizabeth, he realizes that through his first letter that she writes, she acts like a spirit in Victor’s mind waiting for him to come home by mentioning, “Get well – and return to us. You will find a happy, cheerful home, and friends who love you dearly” (Shelley 57). In another letter that Elizabeth writes to Victor before Victor and his father leave from Paris to Switzerland, Elizabeth asks Victor if he has fallen in love with another person and waits for his reply in marriage....   [tags: passive, death, education]

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Euthanasia: For, Against, or In The Middle

- What is Euthanasia. Euthanasia is derived from the Greeks where Eu means good and Thanatos means death. When these phrases are combined the word euthanasia is created; meaning “good death”. The act of deliberately ending a person’s life to relieve suffering, while leaving life in peace. Have you ever considered what you want when you are dying. If you were terminally ill or disabled with a reliance on life support to keep you alive, would you want a swift, painless, death or would you want pain and suffering....   [tags: active, passive, voluntary, involuntary]

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Roles of Women in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

- In “Frankenstein” penned by Mary Shelley, one cannot help but notice the role of women in the novel compared to men. Even though Mary Shelley is the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, a mother advocating for women’s rights in society, she displays the roles of Caroline, Elizabeth, and Justine as passive women. This may be the time period when women were considered inferior to men. Caroline, Elizabeth, and Justine are depicted as possessions by men, admired for their superficial beauty, and do not take action without the permission of men....   [tags: passive, superficial, innocence]

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Big Brother is Watching You by George Orwell

- “Big Brother is watching you.” It is rare that a precautionary tale becomes a scarily accurate depiction of the world we live in. Yet with the recent controversy surrounding the NSA and unprecedented surveillance of citizens all over the world, George Orwell’s tale of a totalitarian super-nation that goes so far as to rewrite history as to keep its people in the dark has become increasingly relevant in the times since its inception. Though 65 years old, 1984 still serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of a government with absolute power left unchecked....   [tags: passive means, oceania]

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Politics and The English Language in George Orwell´s Animal Farm

- ... Another commandment that can be changed into simpler terms is “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."(Orwell 133) This commandment sounds too repetitive and can be changed into something simpler like all animals are equal but others are better than other animals. Squealer gave a speech about the pigs should eat what they are given. "Comrades. He cried...Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself.... Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig....   [tags: language, society, active, passive]

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The Philippines Needs Tobacco Control Programs

- Introduction In the 20th century, the tobacco epidemic worldwide killed 100 million people. In the 21st century, the tobacco epidemic could kill 1 billion. In one in ten adults worldwide, about 5 million deaths per year, the cause of death is smoking, and if the present smoking pattern persists, the proportion will be one in six by the year 2030, about 10 million deaths per year (World bank, 1999). Among the people alive today, it shows that about 500 million will eventually be killed by tobacco (Peto & et al, 1994)....   [tags: Tobacco, Passive Smoking]

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The Effects Of Smoking On The World Of Drugs

- Smoking kills every year, more than the number of deaths from car accidents, drugs, alcohol, AIDS and fire accidents combined together. The dangers of smoking are that damaging does not occur immediately, but after a long time. Moreover, not limited to the smoker, it affects others who are around him. There is no doubt that smoking is a slow-motion suicide, and murder of the soul and all legislative acts to prevent the killing self and expose it to the reasons for the loss, whether indirectly or directly....   [tags: Smoking, Passive smoking, Tobacco]

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The Importance of Solar Power

- ... Semiconductors are used in Solar Photovoltaic and create electricity when hit by sunlight. These are organized in single cells which are then put into larger groups and arrays. They are flat-plates that have insulated glass-covered box painted black to maximize the collection of heat. Between the collectors water circulates in loops, where the water is heated, and then stored. Another way to create electricity in PV is to concentrate energy from the sun to heat a fluid or make steam to power a generator....   [tags: active and passive energy]

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Euthanasia: Is It Right or Wrong?

- Many people may say there is a fine line between right and wrong, but when the choice comes to end someone's life in order to end their suffering, who's to say where that line lies. When it comes to assisted suicide, for me that line is drawn on the side where assisted suicide is right but only under certain circumstances. “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share” There are several different types of euthanasia....   [tags: suicide, assisted, active, passive]

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Manager's Attitude Effects Employees

- ... However, not all managers in the real workplace respond the WLB policy positively. In a study about the impact of work-family policies on individual employees, authors point out that some older-generation managers who sacrificed their personal lives to attain the professional achievement require employee spend same amount of efforts and time on work (Poelmans & Sahibzada, 2004). With the negative attitudes, the managers may neglect the benefits of the policy and discourage employee from using the policy....   [tags: perception, behavior, passive]

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Different Communication Styles

- Everyone has a certain type of communication style that we rely on to communicate with others. The style we chose to express ourselves, usually shows a great deal about our personalities. Passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, and assertive are four types of communication. Out of all these, assertive communication is the most beneficial for everyone, because it gets your point across without taking away other people's voices. One style of communication is the passive approach. Passive communicators do not directly express how they feel about something....   [tags: Assertive, Passive, Aggressive]

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Voltage Multiplier Technique

- This paper introduces the use of the voltage multiplier technique and passive absorption circuit applied to the non-isolated dc-dc converter in order to obtain high efficiency and high voltage gain. A passive absorption circuit is inserted in the interleaved flyback converter to transfer the leakage energy to load. The operation principle of the circuit is explained. This paper also deals with MPPT controlled high step up dc-dc converter. The switching element used in the flyback converter is MOSFETs, which is completely on and completely off....   [tags: passive absorption circuit]

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Implications of Internet Usage on Students Attitudes

- ... 1.3 SCOPE OF STUDY. This study purpose is to investigate on implication of internet usage among KPTMKL’s students that affect their attitude. I want to face about 100 among 2000 students degree level. They are consisting of semester 1 to 5. Students also consisting in BSC (HONS) in BIT of Accounting, International Business, Network and Computer Science course. I also spent time about 1 week to complete this research. 1.4 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY. 1.4.1 To analyse the negative attitude of students affected by internet usage....   [tags: rude, addict, attitude, passive, internet]

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The Effects Of Secondhand Smoking On Public Schools

- The Smoking Distance in Public Should Be Actively Reinforced Places are classified as public when they are open to the public, and such place include but are not limited to schools, elevators, public transportation facilities, museum, concert halls, theatres, auditoriums, educational facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, and indoor sport pitches. Between 2005 to 2009, nearly 34,000 hearth disease deaths were estimated to be caused by secondhand smoke in adults (Institute of Medicine, 2009). Secondhand smoking has a serious health problem but little attention is paid to it just because its effects are gradual....   [tags: Smoking, Smoking ban, Passive smoking]

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Mahatma Gandhi’s Role in India’s Fight for Independence

- Mahatma Gandhi’s Role in India’s Fight for Independence “The strongest physical force bends before moral force when used in the defense of truth.” - Mahatma Gandhi (Bondurant). Mahatma Gandhi was the main leader in helping India become independent through the principles of non violence, self-rule, and the unity of Hindus and Muslims. His full name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, but he was given the name Mahatma later on in his life. He wanted to see an united India without the rule of the British Empire....   [tags: passive resistance, non violent, rebellion]

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The Life of American Women in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

- ... On the other hand, Tea Cake brings her speech out by conversing with her and putting himself on equal terms with her. Her love stems from his respect for her individuality. Tea Cake specifically tells her, “If it was you wouldn’t be sayin’ dat. Have de nerve tuh say whut you mean” (Hurston 104). After Janie discovers her ability to define herself by her speech interactions with others, she learns that silence can also be a source of empowerment. She learns to control her voice after she finds it....   [tags: passive women, independent, self-expression]

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The Roots of Evil by Ervin Staub

- In his book The Roots of Evil: The Origins of Genocide and Other Group Violence, Ervin Staub argues, “Bystanders, people who witness but are not directly affected by the actions of perpetrators, help shape our society by their reactions…. Bystanders can exert powerful influences. They can define the meaning of events and move others toward empathy or indifference. The can promote values and norms of caring by their passivity of participation in the system, they can affirm the perpetrators.” What Staub is trying to convey is that bystanders can influence society based on what they do, or in certain cases, what they do not do....   [tags: bystanders, support perpetrators, passive people]

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Euthanasia: Should Not be Legalized in Canada?

- According to Longman dictionary euthanasia means “the deliberate killing of a person who is very ill ‘(terminal illness)’ and going to die, in order to stop them suffering.” There are two different types of euthanasia; active and passive. Euthanasia is legalized in some parts of the world like Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Oregon, Montana and Washington. Euthanasia should not be legalized in Canada because it is not lawful, ethical, and violates Canada’s respect for every religion. First, it is not lawful....   [tags: active, passive, lawful, ethical, religion]

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A Constant Battle On Smoking

- A Constant Battle on Smoking An unending battle with people who found themselves stuck in a fight against smoking. It is actually a preventable disease that can be solve by health awareness by individual or by community. Ever since, the government had been passing laws and precautions for those people who depend on it so they will certainly stop. Information dissemination such as advertisement made by charities had been going left and right. But on the other hand the problem still have doubled since due to arising secondary problems brought by it such as ill-health contributing factors....   [tags: Smoking, Passive smoking, Air pollution]

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Effect Of Smoking On Children

- I have been around people who smoke all of my life. Most of the people in my family smoke. Some members of my family smoke way too much and some of them don’t smoke hardly at all. Depending on who the person is in my family, each person has their own different view point on smoking. I personally hate smoking. I didn’t however really think that just being around people who smoke could affect me until someone told. Second hand smoke is bad for everyone and bad for the environment. When around smoke and you are not the one smoking it is basically the same thing....   [tags: Smoking, Passive smoking, Nicotine, Tobacco]

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