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Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina

- According to the “The handy weather answer book” by Kevin Hile a hurricane is defined as a tropical storm formed in the Atlantic Basin. Winds reach speeds of 74 miles per hour or more. Frequently, hurricanes occur during the months of summer. This allows energy to build from the warm surface of the ocean. Wind speeds, clouds, and the Coriolis Effect all contribute to the formation of a hurricane (123). Hurricanes are a vital motive in nature. Douglas explains, “Whirling energy beasts are the atmosphere’s automatic pressure-relief valves, comparable to an integrated thermostat; they also dispense essential rains, restoring supplies and soil moistures’ (108)....   [tags: hurricanes, sandy, katrina, tropical storms]

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Analysis Of Sandy Hook Elementary School

- On December 14th, 2012 at 9:35 A.M., at Sandy Hook Elementary School, there was reportedly a mass shooting that killed 20 children between the ages of six and seven as well as six adult staff members. Now even though tragedies like this one sadly happen quite often in America, I believe that the government stages some of them. The reason why the government would stage such an event is to distract the public from other issues that the government is having at that time. The reason why the government staged this particular shooting is so that they can push to have greater gun control and promote more anti-gun laws....   [tags: Firearm, Rifle, Sandy Hook, Weapon]

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Hurricane Sandy : A Center of Destruction

- The annual season of devastation to coastal regions everywhere. Hurricanes cause destruction to human life, but, we are often quick to neglect each other, let alone local wild life. Hurricane Sandy caused demolition all around our shore region called the East Coast. Hurricanes are becoming more common, and even the animal protecting agency is neglecting the care of the environment. It is common to wonder how this has occurred and how a society built on power, and need, let the world crumble. The ecosystem surrounding the Sandy destruction sites, has been torn apart and in some areas forced to restart itself....   [tags: Hurrucanes, East Coast, Natural Disasters]

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Looking Back at Hurricane Sandy

- In the months of October and November, Hurricane Sandy, as a hurricane, killed at least 117 people in the United States. Another 69 people died in Canada and the Caribbean. The Death toll in the U.S. includes 53 in New York, 34 in New Jersey, 12 in Pennsylvania, six in West Virginia, four in Connecticut, one in Maryland, and seven elsewhere in the U.S. (CNN) The start on this Hurricane started in October 22, 2012 out in the Caribbean Sea and developed into a Category 1 hurricane the very next day....   [tags: natural disasters and catastrophies]

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The Lemon Tree By Sandy Tolan

- The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan recounts the events of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the lives of two individuals: Dalia, a Bulgarian jew, and Bashir, a Palestinian muslim. The Lemon Tree is a story of persecution , its consequences, and of human nature. In the 1940s the Nazis began the holocaust, a mass extermination of the jewish people and others that the Nazis deemed as “undesirable”, prompting many Jews to flee and seek refuge. Jewish emigration from countries in eastern Europe was met with anti semitic immigration policies in the west, thus leading to the mass migration of Jews to Palestine....   [tags: Israel, Zionism, Jews, Palestinian people]

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The Disaster Of Hurricane Sandy

- Hurricane Sandy Taylor Halligan Kennesaw State University Abstract Hurricane Sandy is one of the most destructive storms that the world has ever seen. It caused more damage in dollars than any other storm in United States history. In this paper, I will outline the crisis management used by local and federal government and the disaster recovery used as well. This storm was extremely detrimental to a huge area of one of the most populated places in the country. During and after the storm close to 9 million people were left without power making it the most devastating storm in United States history....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Hurricane Katrina, Storm surge]

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The Incident At Sandy Hook Elementary

- The incident at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, 2012 in Newton, Connecticut was one that shook the nation and the rest of the world. This is the case in which a 20-year-old man named Adam Lanza committed a massacre at an elementary school. After murdering his mother, Lanza opened fired at the school which resulted in him killing twenty first grade students and six adults and then himself. Although it was evident that Lanza had serious mental issues he had the ability of access to these weapons via his mother’s gun storage....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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A Report On The Rampage At Sandy Hook

- Late last year, on December 2 2015, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened fire on an office party for the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California. Both Farook and his wife were later killed in a shootout with the police. Not before they were able to murder 14 people attending the party. Farook was 28, Malik 29. The FBI believes that this was a terrorist attack. They are now determined to unlock his IPhone, containing possible information on not only the attack but the terrorist group....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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The Climate Change Of Hurricane Sandy

- Hurricane Sandy seems to be one of the most major super storms that has ever been recorded in American weather history. Kolbert, E. (Ignoring Climate Change). In addition we 've seen several patterns such as the Arctic melting that clearly suggests that the issues of climate change are already taken place. As governments and oil companies continue to ignore the need to save the planet and focus more on the importance of making profits. It has become clear that the people cannot rely on the government and oil corporations to keep the planets safe....   [tags: Climate change, Global warming, Environmentalism]

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The Sandy Hook Shooting

- Have you ever thought of questioning the Sandy Hook shooting. Well if you haven’t now is the time to do so. When people think of Sandy Hook, they think what kind of person would go shoot up a school and kill many children. Some individuals believe that it happened and some believe that the government was involved and had planned it all. People shouldn’t feel that way because it’s not a true tragedy. Why should the government make a big scene for nothing, there was not a point in making other schools in America feel threatened....   [tags: conspiracy theories, violence]

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Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre

- ... With the combination of college and homeschooling by his mother, Nancy Lanza, Adam earned a GED. Throughout school, Lanza was known for his intelligence, but he seemed nervous to many. Teachers and other students took notice to the amount of friends he had. Lanza had no true friends throughout most of his life. Which lead to him being a homebody and resorting to other hobbies to get him by. Such as, spending time with his mother who was a gun enthusiast and took her sons shooting at ranges quite frequently....   [tags: school shootings]

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Hurricane Sandy: Personal Narrative

- Hurricane Sandy was definitely a very difficult time for everyone in the northeast region. Initially I did not realize how hard it was going to hit us, because the previous year Hurricane Irene did not have such a strong effect on my town. Of course we did not leave the house, and there were a few fallen trees, however it did not affect us like Hurricane Sandy did. ​Even though I wasn’t expecting a very severe hurricane, my parents still prepared for the worst. They requested me to come home and stay even though many of my friends were still on campus....   [tags: Environment, disaster, climate change]

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Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting

- The deadliest school shooting to have ever happened in the United States at a high school or grade school, happened less than two years ago. On December 14th, 2012, Adam Lanza, who was twenty years old at the time, shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, four times and then brought firearms to his former grade school Sandy Hook Elementary, and fatally shot twenty children and six adults. Then the shooter put his own gun to his head and fatally shot himself. All of the children were between the ages of six and seven years old, and all six adults who were shot and killed were females who worked at the school....   [tags: United States, Mass Shotings, Gun Control ]

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About Hurricane Sandy

- This paper gives us information about “Hurricane Sandy”. It is known as “Super storm Sandy”, off the record. It was the most disastrous hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season along with being the second hurricane that created financial crisis in United States history. In 1953, the National Weather Service started naming the storms after women. As a matter of fact, there are six lists of names for naming storms in the Atlantic. It was the eighteenth storm in the list, tenth hurricane and second large hurricane of the year 2012....   [tags: Storm, Nature, Global Warming]

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Sandy Hook Shooting

- Nothing is more horrible then the atrocities that took place on December 14th 2012 in Sandy Hook Connecticut, when students at the Sandy Hook Elementary school were gunned down by twenty years old Adam Lanza. who suffered from an obsessive compulsive behavior, and had an odd fascination with mass shootings, when he entered the school carrying more than thirty pounds of ammunition and Lanza had three guns, one was a semi-automatic bushmaster rifle, and two pistols, Lanza then killed twenty first- grader students, and six adults, his mother being one of them, all in eleven minuets....   [tags: biased news, shooting, elementary]

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My Personal Experience Of Sandy Hook

- I was lounging around my living room making plans for my weekend when I first heard the news anchors reporting live from Newtown, Connecticut. I was anxiously awaiting the end of my first semester of high school when a classroom full of first graders lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I was just a child on December 14, 2012 when the sanctity of the American education system changed forever. In the weeks that followed the Sandy Hook Massacre, our country was left grappling with the reality of what had happened....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Church of Christ]

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The Sandy Creek Massacre By Ari Kelman

- The book A ,Misplaced Massacre, Ari Kelman’s writing describes the Sandy Creek Massacre astounding while still explaining how historians struggled to get its story to public and be told. This epic event in the history of America’s settlement occurred on . The sandy river Massacre was once seen a horrific event. The tittle has even been debated over the years. This was a huge event in history due to the fact that so many native American suffered casualties during this massacre. The book fist starts out by descrbing the massacre in it self....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

- On December 14th 2012, just 11 days before Christmas, an awful tragedy happened in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were shot at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. This awful event left a lot of unanswered questions and rumors about that day. The reason for that is because the shooter killed himself after shooting twenty young children and six adults. This tragedy open the eyes of everyone; made you want to hug your loves one just a little tighter, appreciate what you still have and never take a day for granted....   [tags: tragedy,violence, checks, gun sales]

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The Tragedy Of The Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre

- Whenever tragedy strikes, people often look for someone with the eloquence and the empathy to reassure them and help them seek some form of comfort. This was especially evident when President Barack Obama was to speak on behalf of the victims and loved ones of said victims on the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre on December 14. Obama’s use of rhetoric in relations to sympathizing with those affected by the tragedy is used as he fervently relates to it on being himself a parent and expresses it as such through the speech....   [tags: Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Illinois]

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Analysis Of Sandy Hook Shooting Conspiracies

- Sandy Hook Shooting Conspiracies On December Fourteen 2012 Adam Lanza allegedly drove to Sandy Hook Elementary, his old elementary school, and shot and killed twenty-six students and faculty, then turned the gun on himself before apprehension by police. The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary was a tragic event, it’s hard not to sympathize with the families of those killed. There is a movement, however, that claims the shooting was fake (Spaeth). IT’s believed the shooting was staged in order to pave the way for stricter gun control (Salazar)....   [tags: Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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Analysis Of Sandy Hook Shooting Conspiracies

- Sandy Hook Shooting Conspiracies The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary was a tragic event, with twenty six dead and only questions remaining, it’s hard not to sympathize with the families of those lost. There is a movement, however, that claims the shooting was false (Spaeth). The shooting is believed to have been staged in order to pave the way for stricter gun control (Salazar). Conspiracy theorists, calling themselves Truthers, have presented evidence to support their claims numerous times in attempts to convince the general population....   [tags: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Police]

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The Death Of The Funeral Business By Sandy Hingston

- While reading the essays that my peers wrote about “The Death of the Funeral Business” by Sandy Hingston I was able to come up with the conclusion that my style of writing is very different than others. We were all writing about the same article but we all took different directions while writing our analytical response paper. My peers and I took a very small detail of the article and we analyzed it to show the purpose of Hingston. The fact the we were all able to find a small detail of the article that most of us missed is quite amazing....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Dyslexia, Debut albums]

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Domestic Violence Victim By Sandy Wolfe

- A metal taste fills your mouth as another blow hits. Your bones ache as you force yourself to stand. Your arm oozes blood as you cover your swollen face with it. The red dirt below clings to your sweat stained skin. Your muscles tense as you feel the rope around your neck pull taught. A car starts. The idle of the engine reverberates through your already shaking body. A voice calls out over the roar of the vehicle. “I want to see you run… come on dog- see you run”. The tale reads as if a novel....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Psychological abuse]

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Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

- Sandy Hook Candlelight Vigil This picture was featured on a CBS Pittsburgh news website. Its audience are the people that were affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and also people who are looking for information as to what happened on this day. It was taken on December 17, 2012, by Mario Tama/Getty Images. The purpose of this website it to show that the teachers worked hard to protect the children in their school, but the killing of innocent people could not have been prevented because of lack of security and resources to stop the shooter....   [tags: Photography, Emotion, Light, Vigil]

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Comparisons Between Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina

- According to the “ The handy weather answer book” by Kevin Hile a hurricane is defined as a tropical storm formed in the Atlantic Basin. Winds reach speeds of 74 miles per hour or more. Frequently, hurricanes occur during the months of summer. This allows energy to build from the warm surface of the ocean. Wind speeds, clouds, and the Coriolis effect all contribute to the formation of a hurricane (123). Hurricanes produce fierce winds. Nonetheless, it is the water that creates the most harm. “They can raise tides as high as 20 feet, and dump as much as 20 inches of rain inland,” (Douglas, 107)....   [tags: hurricane scale, tropical cyclone, storm]

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Comparisons between Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina

- ... Coast Guard and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Manuel, 2013). Though fatalities were low in comparison to Hurricane Katrina, according to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Sandy resulted in “the greatest number of U.S. direct fatalities related to a tropical cyclone outside of the southern states since Hurricane Agnes in 1972” (Blake, et al., 2013). Property Damage Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina caused over $200 billion worth of property damages total. This made Hurricane Katrina “the mostly costly hurricane to ever hit the United States” (Ahrens & Sampson, 2011)....   [tags: weather catastrophies]

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Sandy Hook & Boston Marathon Conspiracy Theories

- In the world today there are events that happen and have stories untold. On the rise are many different twists that come about from events happening. “63 percent of registered American voters believe in at least one political conspiracy theory according to a recent poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University” (“Theories Prosper”). There are many different conspiracy theories in the world today including, included in the top ten lists of conspiracy theories is the Sandy Hook elementary shooting, the Boston Marathon bombings, as well as the September 11th terrorist attacks....   [tags: Conspiracy Theories]

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Sandy Welch's Adaptation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw

- “A literary adaptation creates a new story; it is not the same as the original, but takes on a new life, as indeed do the characters.” (12) Therefore when we are discussing and analysing the adaptation I do not find it necessary to discuss the issue of fidelity which has become a mere tedious discussion. However, as “adaptations are a synergy between the desire for sameness and reproduction on the one hand, and, on the other, the acknowledgement of difference.” (Hayward) I do feel it is essential to compare the sameness and difference Sandy Welch uses in her glossic adaptation compared to the novel as this helps the reader to form an interpretation of the story or message it is trying to ach...   [tags: The Turn of the Screw]

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Ammonium Security Act and the Sandy Recovery Act

- ... The Oklahoma City bombing of 1995 is evidence of the impact of a blast using ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, known as ANFO. Timothy McVeigh parked a van filled with ammonium nitrate and nitro methane, which is used primarily as a fuel for drag racing, in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and the resulting explosion killed 168 people and injured more than 600. The ability to purchase ammonium nitrate is restricted as it is considered highly explosive by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms....   [tags: Laws, Native Americans]

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The Columbine, Virginia Tech, And Sandy Hook School Shootings

- Together, the Columbine, Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook school shootings resulted in seventy-seven deaths. Gun related school violence continues to occur and has become more frequent in the recent years. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris killed one teacher and twelve students at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado on April 20th, 1999. In the shooting, they injured twenty other students before they turned their guns on themselves. Columbine, one of the first school shootings, caused a progression of gun-related violence in schools....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre]

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The Wake Of Sandy Doyle 's Twitter Hashtag

- In the wake of Sandy Doyle’s Twitter hashtag #mencallmethings in 2011, the disproportionate amount of abuse suffered by women online has gone from an issue of feminist discourse to an increasingly visible, public issue. There has simultaneously been a popular insurgence of mens’ groups online, often purporting to be advocating gender equality, while supporting rhetoric that reinforces gendered abuse toward women. Criticisms of abuse and rationalisation of behaviour both from within and without MRA groups commonly blame the absolute agency of individuals acting out on the one hand, and various kinds of deterministic structural domination on the other....   [tags: Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, Symbolic violence]

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Sandy Skoglund

- Sandy Skoglund Sandy Skoglund has been in the forefront of contemporary art in the United States, as well as overseas, for nearly two decades. Her dramatic impact to the art world didn’t begin overnight. After sheer dedication to art education she received her BA degree in Studio Art in 1968 from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts. Upon getting her BA, she pursued further education at the University of Iowa where she received her MD. With her remarkable educational background, Skoglund decided to expand her horizons by teaching....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Beach: Sandy Shores and Surf Zones

- The Sandy Beach The sandy beach and surf zones are two environments, which are usually found along the edges of the sea. The sandy shore environment is made up of sand and grains of rock and crushed shells while the surf zone environment is made up mainly of water. Although the sandy beach zone is said to be one of the most common environments along the shore, it is considered a very harsh and dynamic environment. Sandy beach shores usually have very harsh physical conditions. The constant sand movement presents a problem for living organisms....   [tags: Papers, informative]

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President Obama’s speech at the University of Hartford

- On April 8, 2013, President Barack Obama spoke at the University of Hartford on behalf of those who died in the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut. President Obama addressed the people of the state of Connecticut and on a federal level. The broadcasting networks provided live coverage of President Obama’s speech, and a national audience listened as the president’s addressing the issues and the next steps forward for the country. The impact of this tragedy and previous massive shootings and Obama’s explanation have been a subject of a controversial debate....   [tags: Sandy Hook Shooting, NRA]

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McGregor and Big Sandy Lake, Minnesota

- McGregor and Big Sandy Lake, Minnesota My favorite place to be would be the city and are of McGregor Minnesota. About eight miles north of the small town is Big Sandy Lake, which is where my cabin is located. This is truly my favorite place to be, especially during the warm summer months. McGregor, a small town of only about four hundred people, is located in a wooded area with many lakes, streams and river. The biggest lake is Big Sandy and is approximately seven thousand acres of water area....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays]

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Sandy Glass' Obsession with Appearances in Allegra Goodman’s Intuition

- In the days of black-and-white television and homemade apple pie, there existed a hallmark of perfection: the “all-American family”. This was composed of a mother who was always perfectly pressed and had dinner ready on time, a father with a good job who wore a suit to work every day, and two children who brought home perfect grades and were star athletes. This was the dream given to many Americans; a perfect family in the public eye, like the Cleaver family in the show “Leave It to Beaver”. This family had no marital disputes, no broken lamps, and no bills left unpaid, or so it seemed....   [tags: intuition]

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Misquamicut State Beach Park

- My family has sold Italian grinders out of a small shoppe near the beach in Westerly, Rhode Island for the last fifty years. The Giardino Delicatessen is situated directly across from the popular Paddy's Wigwam Bar and Grill. From the deli I could see the entire three mile stretch of beach known as the Misquamicut State Beach Park. The white sand of misquamicut extends from Weekapaug to Watch Hill jetting between dark, porous rocks. I used to bag my roast beef and brie grinder and carry it with me as I headed down the uneven cobblestone streets to explore the historical beauty that exists in Westerly....   [tags: hurricane Sandy, community pride]

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Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting: President Obama´s Speech

- According to Blitzer’s Rhetorical Situation the main components in a speech are looking for a fitting response, an audience that’s listening, constraints and a rhetorical response. (Bitzer, 1968) The speech that I used to illustrate what Bitzer’s rhetorical situation was the speech President Obama gave about the shooting that took place in Connecticut, at the Sandy Hook Elementary school. The school shooting took place on December 14th, 2012. A twenty-year-old man by the name of Adam Lanza shot and killed twenty-six people then killed himself; Adam Lanza killed twenty children and six adults....   [tags: prevent tragedies, parent, future]

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LaPierre vs. Harris in the Tragedy of the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting

- In the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Adam Lanza, the shooter, murdered 20 children and 6 teachers. Some people look at this event as a terrible tragedy because it struck them emotionally that 20 children had died. While others look at this event as a tragedy because it is rare, one of kind and a freak accident that definitely do not happen every day, or even years. According to, the chance of a random shooting to occur at any elementary school in the U.S is 1 in 88,962, and the chance of any elementary child to get killed is roughly around 1 in 23 million, this is less than the chance of hitting a jackpot for an average lottery which is at 1 in 15 million....   [tags: pathos, language, speech, auidence]

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The Movie Theater Massacre, The Sandy Hook Shooting, And San Bernardino Shooting

- Guns often have a huge misconception when viewed by the general public. Big, loud, and unnecessary are often thoughts that go through peoples heads as they think of guns. The idea for this paper is to attempt to change what perception about guns that the reader might have. Whether it leads to the reader liking guns, disliking guns, or even just being indifferent about how guns are used. Americans need to understand that guns do not kill people, people kill people; examples of this are found in the Aurora Movie Theatre massacre, the Sandy Hook shooting, and San Bernardino shooting....   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Handgun, Weapon]

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The High School Massacre And The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

- As firearm technology evolves, weapons become more efficient. These improvements come from the increasing ammo capacity, rate of fire, accuracy, and overall user friendliness. According to, roughly 91 Americans are killed each day as a result of gun violence. Currently, the murder rate of the U.S. is 25 times more than the average of other countries. The United States has also endured various mass shootings. Incidents such as the Columbine High School massacre and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have inspired the awareness of gun control....   [tags: Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Illinois]

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Aftermath Of School Shooting: Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School

- ... I will be holding a meeting which will address upcoming plans for the tragic in on dear school. I will also be pointing out six steps on how we can improve on school security so we can our students and staff members in the awake of Sandy Hook. I will be also be addressing how we can respond and also give tip to parents on how to help their child cope. We have counseling sections for our students and staff where they will have someone to talk to. When a tragedy like this strikes us, it leaves us with an unhappy ending but that should not bring us down....   [tags: school violence, safety]

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American Schools and Shooting Incidents: The Massacre of The Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012

- After the massacre of the Sandy Hook Elementary school, in 2012, a great deal of security measures were taken in American schools and shooting incidents became a disturbing idea for students. Shooting incidents registered in January 2014 reached 11 in the American schools, while classrooms and campuses lockdowns occur more frequently. It became a daily habit that alerts occur in the different educational institutions. Mayors Agains Illegal Guns, an organization concerned with gun control advocacy, indicates that shooting incidents registered in 2013 reached 28 in American schools and collages (TheGuardian, 2014)....   [tags: shopping mall, gun control advocacy]

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Columbine High School Shootings, By Virginia Tech Shooting And Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre

- “Do you believe in God?” (Johnson, 2012), That is what Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold asked students before shooting them mercilessly in 1999 in one of the worst school shootings America has ever seen. America has seen this in many occasions, a number of school shootings accomplished by juveniles. In the last 3 decades, three of them stand out from the others; Columbine High School massacre, Virginia Tech Shooting and Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. On April 20th, 1999, two seniors that attended Columbine High School in Colorado entered the campus with a number of weapons including two 9mm pistols, 2 12 gauge sawed-off shotguns and a number of explosive devices....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre]

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Gun Violence in America

- On December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza, a 20 year old with asperger’s syndrome, shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut . According to the final report by the states attorney’s office he got in the school at 9:30 AM in the morning and shot the principal and the school’s psychologist that went out to the hallway to check loud bangs they heard. He then moved on to class rooms where innocent children were learning and started shooting and by 9:40 AM, just ten minutes later, he took the lives of twenty six people, including twenty children age twelve and below and six adults, before taking his own life (State Report on Sandy Hook Elementary shooting)....   [tags: Shootings, Sandy Hook, Violence, Gun Rights]

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Use of Techology

- CET FINAL EXAM The use of technology has improved throughout the years. The instruments now have faster processing, more accurate readings, and lighter and more compact. This paper will investigate how these technologies are being use for the assessment of the damages of Super Storm Sandy. Two equipment instruments, LIDAR and Ground Penetrative Radar (GPR) will be covered in the assessment. The following questions will be answered with respect to said equipment: 1. Reestablishment of the limits of the shore line 2. Location of streets and foundations of houses destroyed/moved by the storm 3. Analysis of buildings moved/damaged by the storm in determining whether a building is structural su...   [tags: Faster Processing, Super Storm Sandy, Tech]

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Human Ecology

- Everyone, hello and welcome to the Human Ecology course. Not sure about the rest of the class, but I am excited to take this course. Only in college can you pick your own science classes that spark an interest or intriguing thought – just wish high school was this way. This is the last science class that I need for my education plan; currently going for a bachelor’s degree in sports and health science. Looking forward to the next eight weeks and I wish everyone the best of luck with there studies....   [tags: FEMA, hurricane Sandy, environment, aid]

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Common Themes Of Health Promotion Campaigns

- Exercise. Eat well. - These are some common themes in health promotion campaigns. Physical activity and a healthy diet play a role in reducing the development of type 2 diabetes (WHO, 2014 ). Aboriginals in Canada have a high rate of type 2 diabetes ( ). Aboriginals residing in Sandy lake first nations have the highest type 2 diabetes rate in Canada. This is a cause for concern. Sandy lake is a remote first nation community located in north-western Ontario (sandy lake first nation). The population is approximately 2970 (aboriginal affairs)....   [tags: Health, Nutrition, First Nations, Medicine]

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Influence of Relatives in Not Without Laughter by Langston Hugues

- Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes is a novel about an African-American boy’s coming of age during the early 20th century. The narrative takes us through the childhood and adolescent years of the quiet and intelligent Sandy Rogers. Just as any other child, Sandy is greatly influenced by the people he meets, the places he goes to, and his experiences in different situations as a black child who is looked down upon in a dominantly white hegemony. Though all the people we meet in life affect us in some way, it is a common fact that those who are closest to us, our constant companions, are the driving forces that shape how we turn out to be as adults....   [tags: Family, Companionship, Growing up]

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Prejudice in Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes

- Prejudice is a cancer that spreads hate among its perpetrators and victims alike. In 1930 Langston Hughes penned the novel, Not Without Laughter. This powerful story, written from the perspective of an African-American boy named James “Sandy” Rodgers, begins in the early 1900’s in the small town of Stanton, Kansas. Through the eyes of young Sandy, we see the devastating impact of racism on his family and those they are close to. We also see how the generations of abuse by whites caused a divide within the black community....   [tags: skin color, whites, slavery]

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Movie Analysis of Grease

- Movie Analysis of Grease In this paper I am going to write about the movie “Grease.” Specifically, on the two main characters Sandy and Danny. I will be describing and analyzing their interpersonal communication, but mainly on the conflict of their communication. At the beginning they Sandy & Danny start off with a great relationship. They meet at the beach during summer break. Thinking they would never see each other again they went their separate ways. But Sandy ends up moving and goes to the same high school as Danny....   [tags: Papers]

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Description Of A Tropical Typhoon

- 1. Introduction: A tropical typhoon is a general term for an extremely low-weight climate framework that structures over and is filled by tropical sea waters. In the North Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Pacific Ocean, solid tropical typhoons are called hurricanes, yet they have different names in other sea locales. The start of life for any typhoon is a prior unsettling influence on the environment that requires certain air and maritime conditions to form into a tropical storm. This paper describes about predictions, characteristics and recovery efforts of the hurricane sandy....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Atlantic Ocean, Storm surge]

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Natural Disasters: Horrendous Hurricanes

- According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a hurricane is “any storm or tempest in which the wind blows with terrific violence.” Hurricanes only form over warm waters; wind is pushed in from surrounding, high pressure areas towards the low pressure center. The storm grows and forms an eye as it moves faster and faster (“How Do Hurricanes Form?”). If a colossal hurricane was approaching your community, what would you do. How would you prepare. In a survey I conducted of 12 people who have endured one or more hurricanes, about 92% prepared by buying extra food and water (Colosimo)....   [tags: warm waters, katrina, andrew, tornados]

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Career Plan For Successful Healthcare Organizations

- Successful healthcare organizations must utilize leaders who understand the importance of coaching employees. Managers must coach employees to keep them competent and to keep them working toward a common goal with the organization’s vision in mind. Leaders must assess employee’s abilities and plan interventions based on the assessment. The purpose of this paper is to review the coaching process, assess an individual’s abilities and weaknesses, and use the six-step coaching process to develop a coaching plan for the individual....   [tags: Management, Leadership, Coaching, Need]

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Personal Statement : Self Disclosure

- Self-Disclosure I understand that you have tried to speak to Sandy about your feelings but she has just accused you of not wanting to listen or be there for her. Although, it will be difficult it is important push the topic and share your true feelings with Sandy. I truly believe that by disclosing your feelings it will lead to a more balanced friendship. According to Adam N. Joinson in his article Self-disclosure in computer-mediated communication: The role of self-awareness and visua anonymity he defined self-disclosure as, “the `act of revealing personal information to others.’ Although usually discussed in light of the development of close relationships” (Joinson 178)....   [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Friendship]

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Different Types of Hurracanes

- ... The center of a hurricane is call the “Eye of the Hurricane” and is about 20-30 miles wide (32-48 kilometer wide). The eye is the calmest part of a hurricane and surrounding the eye is something call the “Eye Wall”. When a hurricane makes a landfall, it often produces a strong storm surge that can reach 20 feet (6 meters) long and spread 100 miles (161 kilometers).Hurricanes cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles in land. Hurricanes can produce winds exceptional to 155 miles per hour as well as tornadoes and microbursts....   [tags: swirling tropical storms, winds]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Christmas Village '

- THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE conveys a nice message about the spirit of Christmas and family. It’s a family friendly story that teaches the main characters and the audience the true meaning and value of home and family. At the heart of the story one finds a conflicted mother and wife trying to balance her home life and her professional life. Both of her worlds collide. The hook is that a mysterious Santa and a magic angel help this “broken” family put the pieces back together. The hook works well and is very engaging....   [tags: Plot, Audience, The Script]

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Impressionism in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Miss Jean Brodie

- Edgar Degas had said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see,” this sentiment is critical to understanding Impressionism as an art movement and later as a literary one. Literary Impressionist authors adopted the techniques of the artists. Both artist and author use a layering to construct impressions of their subjects. Berthe Morisot’s painting, Woman at Her Toilette, in which the painting of her subject appears to be wearing jewelry, but closer examination of the work, reveals that she used the layering of the paint to give the painting texture which creates this impression....   [tags: painting methods, modernism, literature]

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Richard, An International Business Traveler

- As previously mentioned Gerald, a wealthy computer savvy technological engineer, CEO, an international business traveler, is professionally an extrovert, yet personally and an introvert. During his youth and college days, his parents’ iron-ruling prevented Gerald from having intimate relationships or friendship. As education, social economics and status chastened his personal, sexual, and any secret desires; Gerald would find himself in unusual situations brought on by his uncle and mother. When Gerald’s mother learned of his father’s indiscretions, she denied the other child any birth rights of his father and withdrew from her husband, focusing her attention on Gerald....   [tags: Family, Interpersonal relationship, Marriage]

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Gender Stereotyping Of Men And Women

- In today 's society, gender stereotyping of men and women has influenced the society’s actions and how it has reflected in recent years. Everyday stereotype is being used whether if it’s on movies, workplaces, playgrounds, homes, or even magazines. There is gender diversity in the movie Grease which took place in 1978. This movie focuses on several different types of stereotyping throughout the movie. Two specific characters in which we are able to use as an example of gender stereotyping are Sandy and Danny....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Man]

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Hurricane Devastation Of Hurricane Katrina

- What is the most devastating natural disaster known. Hurricanes are one of the most catastrophic and natural events to ever be experienced. They can be up to 600 miles across and have wind speed of 75 to 200 mph. Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina happened to be two of the most devastating hurricanes in history. Hurricane Katrina was one of the five deadliest hurricanes and the costliest natural disaster in the United States. At least 1,245 people died during the storm and from subsequent flooding, making it the deadliest hurricane since the Okeechobee hurricane in 1928....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina, Tropical cyclone, Storm surge]

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An Ethical Dilemna

- An Ethical Dilemna After three years with the company, Sandy was promoted to assistant plant manager. This was a big step for Unity Welding and Construction, as well as for the industry; Sandy was one of only a handful of women who had broken through the “glass ceiling” and made their way into management. She had proved to the men around her that she deserved the job, and she was now being toasted by assistant managers from other plants across the country John, her boss, had been her advocate with the company....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]

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Prime of Miss Jean Broadie

- Prime of Miss Jean Broadie To be in Miss Broadie’s set was to be set apart from the rest of the school. They were outwardly looked upon with disdain. Inwardly, however, others were jealous of them for the distinction they received. Each girl in the Broadie set was held on a pedestal. Each had something special about them, reasons why they were chosen by Miss Broadie, and that puts them at higher regard. Each girl was famous in school for something. They really have very little in common with one another aside form their friendship with Miss Broadie....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Comparison of Billy Elliot and Grease

- The musicals Billy Elliot and Grease present both conventional and unconventional representations of gender throughout. Both musicals also seem to obscure the message of the underlying gender stereotyping issues by overshadowing them with elements such as music, dance and costume. Men have been stereotyped as dominant, strong, brave and aggressive. Also there is an image of men being portrayed as harder workers than women and supposedly the more intelligent gender. “Men are thought to be physically tougher, more aggressive, more rational, better able to handle sex without love, and more likely to be successful at work by virtue of their greater will to win.” (Nicholson, 1993, 2) Most often,...   [tags: Gender Stereotypes, Musicals, Analysis]

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Preparing NYC for Major Storms

- ... A quote from the article is “Now homeowners who live in risk-prone areas are faced with an expensive predicament: they can either pay much higher insurance rates if they leave things the way they are or they can reconfigure their houses to prepare for the next disaster.” on October 29 the day that the hurricane hit New York, at least 159 were left dead and caused $65 billion in damages. Also a report from the President’s Hurricane Sandy rebuilding Task Force, identifies 11 climate-related disasters costing an estimated $110 billion in damages in the last year alone....   [tags: natural disaster contigency plans]

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The Dangers of Social Conformity Exposed in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

- The Dangers of Social Conformity Exposed in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie        Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie depicts the coming of age of six adolescent girls in Edinburgh, Scotland during the 1930's. The story brings us into the classroom of Miss Jean Brodie, a fascist school teacher at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls, and gives close encounter with the social and political climate in Europe during the era surrounding the second World War. Spark's novel is a narrative relating to us the complexities of politics and of social conformity, as well as of non-conformity....   [tags: Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Essays]

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baseball turnaround

- The title of this book is Baseball Turnaround and the author is Matt Christopher. This is a story of baseball and how it is a team sport. The book relates with the title by showing how this boy named Sandy Comstock that plays on the Grantville Raiders and has a big game coming up. It was against the Newtown Raptors. He wanted to beat them and become one of the best teams. By the time he knew it he ended up on the Newtown Raptors team and he was going to play is old team. It was kind of like a baseball turnaround....   [tags: essays research papers]

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In the School System, Student's Safety vs. Student's Privacy

- ... After the Sandy Hook, there were countless ways for students to be safe at school. In Preparing for the Unthinkable: School Safety after Sandy Hook news article, Vicki Bauman said, “ Instead of gates, guns, and metal detectors, let’s invest in the things we know will make us safer: counselors, health care, teaching positive behavior, and making sure we have services to reach out to disconnected youth and pull them back on track.” Therefore, violence is not the answer to any question or issue....   [tags: education concerns in the modern world]

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Inside the Outsiders

- I had a lot of doubts about the Outsiders movie. I didn’t think that the cold, stark setting of Hinton’s book would translate well into a family or teen film, especially if the director, Francis Ford Coppola, made a bunch of story and plot changes. But overall, when I watched it I did enjoy it, partly because I liked the story of the book and had few if any changes with that area. The entire premises of the book and the movie revolves around the Greasers and the Socs, two rival groups that fight over personal pride and bitterness between social classes....   [tags: film analysis]

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Biography of Catherine Little and Sandra Little

- Catherine Little first began her dance training when she was eight years old and studied tap, ballet, and eccentric dancing from an Erie dance studio that is no longer in operation. When Catherine was 14 she began her teacher training in New York City at Ned Wayburn School. By the end of the year Ms. Little began to teach students in the music room of her parent’s home and every summer was spent studying in New York. While attending Lucille Stoddard’s Dance Congress Catherine was chosen from more than 200 students by the famous Bill “Bo Jangles” Robinson to be his protégé....   [tags: dancing, family, ballet, performance]

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

- The film from class that I most identified with was “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.” Of all the films we have watched so far, this film and the readings that accompanied it were the most interesting and applicable to my emergence as a new teacher. I was most excited to watch the film because I love Maggie Smith and had never heard of this film. As I began to watch, I became entranced by her performance and by attempting to discover the message the film is attempting to portray. After watching and reading the associated articles, I discovered that the primary point of this film is to express how significantly teachers can influence their students, and that this influence is not always appropr...   [tags: Informative, Argumentative]

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Tobago House of Assembly Elections

- Introduction Ethics refers to well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues (Velasquez, Andre, Shanks, Meyer and Meyer 2010). Ethics also deals with building or developing an ethical standard for oneself. In Tobago, the governing inter-island body is known as the Tobago House of Assembly and elections are held every four years. Tobago uses an electoral system known as “first past the post”....   [tags: People's National Movement, Ethics]

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I Work For A Company

- I work for a company that offers over 169 different services in 171 different regions around the world. From food service, retail, hotels & resorts, casinos, as well as sports venues makes our company itself diverse in its industry. The casino that I work for has over 600 employees and is the most diverse place that I have ever worked for. We have employees from 16-65+, deaf with interpreters, amputees, different nationalities and different ethnicities. Prior to the Equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and the Americans with disabilities act companies were not this diverse....   [tags: Vice President of the United States, Employment]

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Personal Narrative - My Parents' Funeral

- Narrative- My Parents' Funeral Celery sticks served as slugger bats; olives substituted for baseballs to be smashed across the kitchen. Cousins Sonny and Guido were pitcher and catcher, and my sister Dorrie was a combination of infield and outfield. I came up to bat for the first time just as Gramps called for us to come into the living room. A policeman stood in the doorway. Nonnie and Aunt Sandy were crying. All morning we had been told to stop touching the Thanksgiving dinner or we would be punished....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Tattoo: A Fictional Narrative

- I woke up feeling exhausted and wondering what the day has in store. The giant sun rose into the sky-high above and the sea shimmered in the sunlight as the first rays of morning sun tiptoed through the sand making its way towards me. The light ran furiously and parched my closed eyelids as it poured in a white image. The sounds pounded my head like a construction site. In between this time, I prised open my eyes and saw a bottle of VB lying on the carpet and next to it was an ash tray full of cigarette buds....   [tags: day, bottle, weather, room, knife]

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Closer look at the Actors, and Behind the Scenes Information on the Popular Film, Grease

- Grease is the Word INTRO: Girls, grab your poodle skirts, Guys, grab your combs, hair grease and leather jackets. “Grease is the word” and after three decades since its original theatrical run its every bit had been enthralling as it ever was. As for the numbers, they can speak for themselves, since two remarkable theatrical releases, the first being in the summer of 1978 and a reissue in the spring of 1998 made the worldwide box office hit a staggering total of $394.5 million !. Starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John who take the lead roles set in the shifty 1950’s of America at the famed Rydell High School, as what has to be considered to be Hollywood’s most triumphant film, thu...   [tags: movies, films]

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Gun Control is Not the Answer to High Murder Rates

- Gun control is one of the most hotly debated topics in the United States, with a Gallup poll showing that people are divided approximately in half over the issue. The poll done in January of 2013, shortly after the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, showed that 38% of Americans wanted stricter gun laws, while 43% were satisfied with the current laws. Only a mere 5% of people were of the opinion that the gun laws should be looser. Although American lawmakers propose tighter gun regulations with every occurrence of a major shooting, such an action would not reduce the number of homicides in the United States....   [tags: Legal Issues, Deadliest shootings, Firearms Policy]

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Theme of Hope in Jane Harrison's Play, Stolen

- From the year eighteen sixty nine to the year nineteen sixty nine Aboriginal children were taken from their homes. The play ‘Stolen’ by Jane Harrison tells the story of five Aboriginal children who were forcibly extracted form their families. The children: Anne, Jimmy, Ruby, Sandy and Shirley all demonstrated the devastating impact that the removal from their families and subsequent institutionalisation had on each of their lives. Furthermore, some of the main characters maintained their hopes and dreams under different circumstances whilst a few displayed a lack of hope....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays]

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Is Police Brutality More Prevalent Now A Day?

- Why is police brutality more prevalent now a day. Accusations of the use of excessive force by the United States police department continues to generate headlines more than two decades after the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Which brought the issue to mass public attention and urged some Law enforcement reforms. According to the article written by John Wihbey and Leighton Walter Kille, excessive-force complaints against law enforcement officers, internally generated, have more than doubled from 2003 to 2008, which are the most recent statistics available....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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How Communication Has Improved The Distribution Of Supplies

- Several disasters in our Nation’s history have highlighted the importance of communication. The attacks on September 11, 2001 highlighted our lack of interagency communications. Hurricane Sandy, highlighted how communication would have improved the distribution of supplies. In both cases, we noticed a need for improvement on current systems and a creation of a network to use during a disaster. Here we will discuss incidents that highlighted improvements needed on systems and procedures, the evolution of communications and the importance of an effective system....   [tags: World Trade Center, September 11 attacks]

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