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Into Thin Air by Jon Krauker

- The book Into Thin Air, written by Jon Krakauer, explores the struggle of man versus man and man versus nature. The very different personalities proved costly to everyone involved on the expedition. The team of climbers that were hiking toward the summit of Mt. Everest on May 10, 1996, was oblivious to what lay ahead of them. No matter how advanced the hikers were, Everest on this day would test the will and endurance of everyone attempting to reach the summit. The one element that no one person could elude was pain....   [tags: Into Thin Air, Jon Krauker]

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Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer

- In the novel Into Thin Air, the author Jon Krakauer shows us two characters who have some similarities, yet are markedly different. Rob Hall and Scott Fischer are both world renowned mountain climbers as well as the leaders and head guides of their own mountain climbing enterprises. Each employ the respect of his peers, yet here is where the similarities end. With differences in their physical stature, climbing styles, and safety concerns, it would seem that one was destined to succeed and other to fail....   [tags: Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer]

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A Brief Note On The Thin Layer Chromatography

- The Thin layer chromatography is one of the oldest techniques which is used to identify what is present in an unknown mixture. It is a very useful technique for research,forensics,environmental testing, and many more fields because it is simple and inexpensive way to analyze small samples. In this experiment two compounds (solid) were used ferrocene and acetylferrocene. In the first step 50 ml of 2:8 diethyl ether/petroleum ether was placed in an erlenmeyer flask covered with a parafilm paper to avoid evaporation....   [tags: Thin layer chromatography, Chromatography]

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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

- Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer On May 10, 1996, nine people perished on Mt. Everest. Jon Krakauer, a writer from Outside magazine, was there to witness the events and soon after write the book, Into Thin Air, chronicling the disaster. Jon Krakauer is not only the writer and narrator of Into Thin Air but is also one of the main characters. Originally Outside Magazine planned to send Krakauer to Everest in order for him to write a story for the magazine. The climb was completely financed by the magazine with one of the leading Everest guide groups led by Rob Hall, an elite climber....   [tags: Thin Air Krakauer]

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The Pressure to Be Thin

- Teenagers constantly worry about their body image, and magazines, newspapers, and television don’t exactly help to boost their confidence. Awkward – sounds at first like they worry about body image and magazines – a very small bump, but avoidable. The portrayal of stick thin woman and body building men forces teens to believe they need to achieve that “perfect” body and look. The biggest issue of these images being broadcasted to teens is the effects that they reference – teens. Another small bump, but recast....   [tags: Psychology]

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Dying to be Thin

- Dying to be Thin Anorexia and bulimia are the most common eating disorders today. They are both psychological disorders with an obsession of food and weight. There are many misconceptions in today’s society about anorexia and bulimia. Mainly that they are the same disorder, nevertheless they are not, they are very different. Anorexia and bulimia are serious, life threatening eating disorders that affect millions of people every year, however their differences in symptoms, effects, and treatment might surprise you....   [tags: Anorexia, Bulimia, Eating Disorders]

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The Thin Blue Line And Cloverfield

- The films, The Thin Blue Line and Cloverfield are both alike and dissimilar in different film aesthetics. The aesthetics that are presented to the film’s viewers vary in many ways ranging from the type of camera used to the lighting in the films. Despite the differences both films present truths about the world using aesthetics. I think these certain aspects helps the audience give a full, undivided attention to what is currently happening in the movie. When the movie has our full attention that is when we fully understand the truths that are being presented to us from the two films, The Thin Blue Line and Cloverfield....   [tags: Film, Art, Actor, Fine art]

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Pressure for Female Teenagers to be Thin

- Do young women feel more pressure to stay thin from the media or peer pressure. I located a study done by Christopher J. Ferguson and colleagues from Texas A & M International University in the U.S. They were studying what was a greater influence on teenager girl’s outlook on their body image. The researchers asked 237 young Hispanic girls, aged 10 to 17 years, to name their 3 favorite television shows and to rate the attractiveness of the female actresses in those shows. They also assessed their body weight and height, whether or not they had feelings of inferiority in response to other girls (peer competition), Six months later, and the researchers repeated these measures in 101 teen girls...   [tags: young women, media, peer pressure]

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Analysis of the Book Into Thin Air

- Analysis- Into Thin Air Before I began to read this book, I had an idea about Mount Everest and that it took great skill and determination to conquer. I didn’t know anything about the author or about the story that was going to take place during the book. I haven’t read anything about mountain climbing or anything adventurous like this before. I did enjoy reading this book, it was very interesting and I thoroughly liked to keep reading it. I just liked the adventure part of the book and that is what kept me to read the book and finish it....   [tags: mount everest, non-fiction story]

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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

- You Must Read This Book My initial reaction to the words “You’re next book you will be reading is Into Thin Air” was definitely not me jumping up and down in my seat out of joy. I’ll admit I was not looking forward to reading this book at all. I tried putting off reading it for as long as possible, but then realized that I should just try reading the first chapter. After reading the first chapter I was completely hooked and I couldn’t get enough of the book. Jon Krakauer does a phenomenal job at keeping the reader engaged with what is happening throughout the book....   [tags: you must read this book]

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Is There A Thin Line For Corruption?

- Is there a thin line for corruption in the job. One may not think that it is because may not violate the law in some way and see that it may be for a good cause. I am going to ask you to look at this story and see if the officer across the line. This story just happen recently in Philadelphia and it display a situation with a police officer and citizen with a favor for a favor. A veteran police pulled over to men in the car and told them to buy two tickets for a police fundraiser that they were having....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Knapp Commission]

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Summary Of ' A Thin Line '

- A Thin Line Looking in the mirror is something that cannot be done in today’s society, without evaluating whether or not you are living up to societies expectations. At the age of five Julia looked into the mirror and instantly knew there was something off about herself. She did not want to play with Barbie dolls, instead she wanted to “rough house” with the boys. She started to get to the age where she began to have crushes, but she would have crushed on the same sex, so she thought she might be a lesbian, but that was not the case....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gender, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Analysis Of ' The Thin Line '

- In the novel “The Thin Line” written by V.R Joseph a key relationship between two individuals in the text was the one between Kane and Cliff. Kane and Cliff both have a lack of quality relationships which tells a lot about the characters and helps us to understand them through what they don 't have and what they need. Kane has never had that father-figure in his life so Cliff is the person he is missing in his life to put him on track. Cliff also wants to be a mentor to somebody and Kane is that somebody....   [tags: Mother, Father, Interpersonal relationship, Need]

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Societal Pressure to be Thin

- “To be happy and successful, you must be thin,” is a message women are given at a very young age (Society and Eating Disorders). In fact, eating disorders are still continuously growing because of the value society places on being thin. Why do women feel the pressure from society to strive for the “ideal” figure. According to Sheldon’s research on, “Pressure to be Perfect: Influences on College Students’ Body Esteem,” the ideal figure of an average female portrayed in the media is 5’11” and 120 pounds....   [tags: the media and self image]

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The Physics Of Thin Lenses

- Theory: The purpose of this experiment was to demonstrate and better understand thin lenses. The two types of thin lenses are concave where the lens curves in and convex when the lens curves out. There are three characteristics of thin lenses, which include; a chef ray, which goes through the center of the lens and does not deviate, the parallel ray that shines parallel to the lens and is refracted through the focal point on the opposite side, lastly there is the focal ray, which shines through the focal point that is on the same side of the lens as the object and at the middle of the lens is refracted parallel to the lens....   [tags: Optics, Lens, Focal length, Convex]

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Into Thin Air: Rob Hall

- Into Thin Air: Rob Hall Everest is an unbelievable mountain that has taken the lives of a number of the greatest climbers in history. It was my job to ensure that clients make it up that treacherous mountain safely. My name is Rob Hall. I was the main guide and cofounder of a climbing company called Adventure Consultants. My friend, Gary Ball, and I used to be professional climbers. Together we succeeded in climbing to the highest summit on each of the seven continents in seven months. This was our greatest achievement....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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Krakauer's Into Thin Air

-   Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, proved the spring’ 96 expedition to Mountain Everest to be the most tragic in mountain history. I believe the storm, and a series of mistakes and the arrogance of human made the deadly result and which breakdowns of the expedition. Many of climbers died on Homologumena, including the very experienced guides Rob Hall and Scott Fischer. I truly believe the trip was not worth it, because they ended their life, and it was a pain losing their family. The unlimited desires of humans are horrible....   [tags: Mount Everest, Expedition, Literary Analysis]

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The Thin Blue Line

- One of the fun things about returning to campus following a break from school is noticing all the changes that have occurred. This semester, one of the most obvious changes in the campus appearance is the addition to smoke-free zones defined by their blue borders. The question to first entered my head was, why. On paper it certainly seems like a very good idea. Installing smoke-free zones in front of the doors of buildings would allow the non-smoking population relief from walking through a cloud of smoke every time they wished to go to class....   [tags: Campus Life]

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Razor Thin

- "There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief." -Anonymous She watched the droplets of blood hit the bathtub and slowly drip down the drain. She felt relieved now, almost painless. The uneasiness that she’s felt for hours has come to an ephemeral halt. Watching the blood flow out of her made her feel overpowering, untouchable. To her, it was more than just using a thin razor to tear apart her skin. She was shadowing reality, something she so desperately needed. . . Her name was Katie, she was a junior at a decent sized high school, with a seemingly perfect life....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Thin Commandments: A Guide to Anorexia Nervosa

- In today’s world, the pursuit of thinness has increased due to the association it has with physical attractiveness and body perfection. Society, particularly the Western culture, idolizes thin body size as the ideal body image. And as a consequence, eating disorders can develop when people take this to the extreme. Scholars have looked at all forms of persuasive tools that can explain the popularity of anorexia nervosa. From language use (Burke, 1966) to the power of culture in terms of presumed knowledge (Dumit, 2003) and its increasing interest in the ideal body image of the Western culture (Vandereycken and van Deth, 1994)....   [tags: eating disorders]

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Anaylsis of Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

- Jon Krakauer captures his personal experience of reaching the summit of the Mountain Everest with a group of fellow climbers in his book Into Thin Air. Krakauer was tasked with writing an article for Outside Magazine. His original assignment was to go through the training Adventure Consultants offered and write his article on the commercialism of Mt. Everest; however, through persuasion and personal interest he was given permission to join the climbing group and pursue the complete expedition to the summit....   [tags: everest, climbing, summit, journey]

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Why Women Feel Pressure To Be Thin

- The study will be investigating women’s pressure to be thin, as the dependent variable, and media pressure, socio-cultural influence, aging-related alarm in relation to appearance, perfectionism, body dissatisfaction, and stress and depression, as the independent variables. The surveys will be designed with open-ended questions to encourage the participants to provide full and meaningful responses concerning the research topic. The questions that will appear in the survey include: 1) How old are you....   [tags: Media Pressure, Self Esteem]

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On Thin Ice: A History of Ice Skating

- A hobby that defies the laws of gravity, that allows the participant to look as graceful as a swan, yet has the potential to bring about some of the worst pain imaginable should be entered into with a fighting spirit. Ice skating is a make it or break it sport. Only a sharp thin blade separates this person from direct contact with the ice. The edges are there to guide, the toe pick there for balance, and the hollow there for when a person feels brave enough to test their luck in the hopes of accomplishing a spin or a jump....   [tags: Sports]

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Article On Thin Ice by Susan McGrath

- On Thin Ice written by Susan McGrath explains the negative affects of global warming on polar bears. Green house gases being emitted into the atmosphere is causing the earth to become hotter. The ice that the polar bears live on continues to shrink because of rising temperatures. In 1979, there was approximately thirty percent more ice in the summer compared to now. Polar bears spend almost their entire life on the sea ice (McGrath). The only time that they go to land is to build maternal birthing dens....   [tags: negative affects of global warming]

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A Thin Line Between Illusion And Reality

- A Thin Line Between Illusion and Reality Illusions and reality are vital elements in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby because the novel focuses on an idealistic world that holds the main character, Jay Gatsby, captive. Gatsby believes that he can make his illusions reality through a series of plans. He is blind to the fact that his ultimate plan asks too much of others. The author cleverly chooses his words so readers can understand how resisting reality or living in fantasy can become catastrophic....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Insanity A Thin Line From Sanity

- Insanity a Thin Line from Sanity Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind is vulnerable to many fallacies and illusions because of its reliance on its memory for vivid anecdotes rather than systematic statistics (Steven Pinker). People often question their own state of mind, and sometimes separating reality form what’s imagined can be a daunting task. Worst of all, being labelled a mad person is a term no want will accept. The Tell Tale Heart is a short story in which Edgar Allan Poe hypnotize the reader plot after plot, by telling the a mystery story of a deranged narrator who murder an old man and subsequently reveal both the crime and his own guilt to the police....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart, Thought]

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High Performance : Thin Film Transistors

- High-performance pentacene thin-film transistors operating at low voltages were produced using hafnium (Hf)-based blend gate dielectrics. Pristine HfOx and several compositions of crosslinked HfOx/1,6-bis(trimethoxysily)hexane blend (CLHB) dielectric films were prepared and deposited by the solution-processed sol–gel chemistry. The p-type pentacene was deposited on the dielectrics by the neutral cluster beam deposition method. The dielectric properties and film morphologies were systematically examined with respect to the relationship between the compositions of blend dielectrics and device performance....   [tags: Capacitor, Dielectric, Transistor]

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Thin is Beautiful

- How many times have you looked in a magazine and envied the models pictured. Have you ever watched a TV show or a movie and wished you looked like one of the stars. Many teenage girls are often targeted by magazines, movies, and TV and are made to believe that “thin is beautiful”. The media has negatively affected teenage girls’ self-image. From sit-coms to magazines, thin, beautiful girls can be spotted, and this can cause a girl to feel that she is not thin enough to be accepted by society. Many shows on TV can cause a teenage girl’s self-image to be a very negative one; that she is too fat....   [tags: Beauty and the Media]

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The Thin Gender Line in Macbeth

- The Thin Gender Line in Macbeth      Some people would do anything to get what they want. The characters of Macbeth are no exception.  Shakespeare creates people who either strive for, or abuse authority.  The men and women in Macbeth have varying degrees of guilt, power, and integrity.           In order to compare the genders in Macbeth, one must understand how women were treated in Shakespeare's time.  The great Queen Elizabeth I died three years prior to the writing of Macbeth, and yet her reign made little difference on the matter of women's rights.  "At the time of Queen Elizabeth's death, almost everyone of both sexes agreed that the female intelligence was less than that of t...   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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Cultural Pressures to be Thin

- Have you ever taken a second to compare the size of men and women today to the sizes years ago. Recently there is a huge new trend of becoming as thin and fit as possible and thinking this is how one becomes beautiful. No one actually knows where this idea has emerged from. In the past big has been known as being healthy and beautiful. Take for instance Marilyn Monroe, she was the pin up girl for many men and wasn't exactly thin to today's standards. Today's celebrities wear sizes 0 - 2 and are the supposed poster girls of what beautiful looks like....   [tags: Sociology]

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Deep Dish Pizza vs. Thin Crust Pizza

- The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast deep dish pizza vs. thin crust pizza. While many would say, “Heck, pizza is pizza.” I beg to differ. I will start with thin crust pizza, which one can get in 18 inches, 16 inches, 14, 12 or 10 inches in diameter. The dough is rolled out to the appropriate size and is generally flat all the way around, and then it is traditionally covered in a tomato-based sauce as the first layer. Then comes a layer of mozzarella cheese, and then toppings of your choice....   [tags: Food Review ]

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Everybody wants to be thin

- Unfortunately, Americans today are obsessed with losing weight. Everybody wants to be thin. Everywhere I go, there’s someone counting calories, cutting "carbs", and running themselves to death on a treadmill. Dieting can be beneficial, when done properly and with discussion with a doctor. Sadly, some people fall into these bad habits when the desperation to lose weight has become tremendous. Everyone wants to lose way quickly and more importantly very easily. Therefore, any fad diet will become the new obsession of the fad dieter....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Thin I Noticed That Each Eating Disorder

- In the documentary Thin I noticed that each eating disorder, in terms of the diagnostic criteria, were extremely similar. All the patients in the film suffering from the eating disorders held all or most signs of the diagnostic criteria. All of the women refused to maintain a body weight that was normal for their age or height, and when they ate or gained a little weight they grew anxious and fearful of becoming fat, even though they were clearly underweight. Many of the patients were also in denial of the seriousness of there unhealthy and deadly body weight....   [tags: Anorexia nervosa, Eating disorders]

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Should Mass Media Continue to Promote a Thin Body?

- Every morning, when you turn on the TV to those early morning talk shows, it seems that the hosts on the show are talking about things that all revolve around one certain topic: weight. Whether it is the newest healthy Thanksgiving substitute meals or workouts that are proven to give you the abs you see in late night infomercials, it’s the news of the day, and it’s everywhere. Just when you think it’s over, a commercial comes on with a woman that has so much makeup on that she looks flawless with no blemishes, and perfect, straight, white teeth, and hair perfectly placed....   [tags: health, beauty, ideals, social media, self-esteem]

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The Culture of Thin Bites Fiji by Ellen Goodman

- Rhetorical Analysis In the essay “The Culture of Thin Bites Fiji,” the author Ellen Goodman claims that because of the influence of media, women in the Fiji islands have suffered eating disorders. As Goodman points out, before 1995, people believed their culture that big meant beautiful and bigger meant more beautiful in Fiji. And the Fijians were a reverse image of American culture. But after 1995, while American television came to the island, and it gradually entered their lives....   [tags: rhetorical analysis, eating disorders]

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Being Thin Bony Frame Model With Airbrushed Skin

- Looking up at the ceiling while lying in bed with my hunger so intensive that I couldn’t fall asleep. I was laying in bed and just got done scrolling through Tumblr, where I follow a fitspo blog. On the blog, I read a quote that stuck out to me, “Your stomach growling, is its way of cheering you on.” Seeing these quotes made me think, cheering me on to become the too thin bony frame model I was supposed to be with my height. Cheering me on to create weak muscles. The familiarity of skipping meals, which leads to weak muscles, is all too common among women in today 's society that are under societal pressure of being thin....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Binge eating disorder]

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Into Thin Air: A Story of Survival by Jon Krakauer

- Cross country runners spend weeks to months training for that one moment, the moment they will lean across the finish line. Crossing the finish line only lasts for only a split second, but the impact is significant. People often ask why, why spend so much time training for that one moment. Well for me it’s simple. The feeling I have when I cross that finish line is like no other I’ve ever had; it is a unique combination of pride, pain, relief, and an indescribable sense of accomplishment. After reading Into Thin Air, I realized how similar climbing a mountain actually is to running a race....   [tags: climbing, training, risk]

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The Article Am I Thin Enough Yet?

- When we look into the mirror, we are constantly picking at our insecurities; our stomach, thighs, face, and our body figure. Society has hammered into our brains that there is only one right way of looking. Society disregards that there are many different shapes, sizes, and colors. Then society makes us believe that corporations can shove detrimental products to fix our imperfection. As a consequence, we blame media for putting all the negative ideas into women’s brain. It is not wrong to say that they are in part responsible, but we can’t make this issue go away until we talk about patriarchy....   [tags: Want, Woman, Sociology, Gender role]

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Why Exercise Won 't Make You Thin

- When people realize that maybe they are starting to become more overweight or gain a few pounds they may ask themselves, “Whatever I’m fine” or they might say, “Maybe I should start going to gym and exercise”. Those same people then go find a gym near their home, sign up for a gym membership, and maybe go for about a week. Then probably just quit after trying for a month. In the article “Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin” published in Time Magazine on August 09, 2009 by John Cloud shows that exercise is not really needed....   [tags: Obesity, Physical exercise, Weight loss, Exercise]

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Analysis Of Christopher Mccandless 's ' Into Thin Air '

- Christopher McCandless, also known as Alex Supertramp , died at age 24 1992, went hitchhiking up in the Alaskan Stampede Trail and survived for four months. After his death Jon Krakauer, the famous arthur of "Into Thin Air", went to do research about Chris in order to have a better understanding of Chris McCandless death. Some believed that it was wrong for Krakauer to glorify McCandless’ death and that it was Chris’s fault to go into the wild without sufficient respect for the wilderness. Others believed that his actions reflect the confidence in an individual testing his own strength of character by pushing himself to the limits of his ability....   [tags: Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild]

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The Thin Red Line

- The Thin Red Line During the blood-stained war of the novel The Thin Red Line a theme is presented, "Only the courageous and emotionally strong-willed survive." Throughout the storyline, the army of men parading through Guadalcanal are bombarded with unpredictable situations and odds. Only the men with courage at their backs and their heads screwed on straight can get through this chaos. The timid, scared stiff ones will not get out alive, but the ones who swallow their nerves can survive....   [tags: Papers]

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Skating on Thin Ice

- Skating on Thin Ice The Olympic Games have been around for hundreds of years. They are something that people everywhere around the world look forward to all year long. Athlete or not, everyone knows what the Olympics are. With the extreme popularity comes extreme broadcasting. Millions of people turned on their televisions and radios, read newspapers and magazines, and searched the web to hear the results and news about the games this winter. Broadcasting feeds people. They crave to hear the latest scandal, see footage of the most recent event, and be informed of what is going on in the world that they live in....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Thin Clients

- In an ideal world, it would be easy to deploy and manage the robust client/server applications that tap today's abundant PC power. But if you support a distributed computing environment built around the Wintel computing architecture, you know better. To a large extent, the culprit is a Microsoft OS deign that's not quite at home in the enterprise. While hundreds of add-on products promise to reduce cost of ownership though centralized desktop management, few deliver benefits that justify their costs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Thin Client

- Thin Client A "Thin_Client" is a PC which has no hard drive. It depends on another machine for operation. The advantages of a thin client are added security, because obviously the machine it depends on, actually controls the "life blood" of the thin client. This way, whatever security is set up on the host machine, is what rules the thin client's access. A thin client is really just a fancy way to allow a serving machine to host a client. Mainframe and other terminal type systems work on this principal....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Essay on Eating Disorder - Dying to Be Thin

- Dying to Be Thin Seeing an empty box of over-the-counter diet pills in the bathroom at school a couple of weeks ago really got me thinking: what is the ideal body image that we throw at teenagers today. More and more we see people equate success and popularity with beauty and, especially, with being thin. The media, one of the biggest influences on young people, is crammed with images of "the perfect body," and American life seems to revolve around health clubs, diet pills, and fat-free foods....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Thin Layer Chromatography

- Thin Layer Chromatography I. Abstract The purpose of this lab was to determine the rate of flow values (Rf=distance of component/distance of solvent) for certain pigments found in chlorophyll and carotene. For the chlorophyll, we observed the following five colors: yellow, orange, dark green, green, and light green. For the cartenoid, we observed the following five colors: yellow, auburn, purple, pink, and red. The solvent in both of our experiments traveled a distance of 6.8cm....   [tags: Papers]

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Krakauer's Into Thin Air and Boukreev's The Climb

- Krakauer's Into Thin Air and Boukreev's The Climb On the day of May 10, 1996, several climbers were attempting to descend the slopes of Mount Everest in blizzard conditions: a time at which every moment mattered. Emerging from the pack, two climbers reached the safety of the tents of Camp Four before the majority of their teammates. Anatoli Boukreev and Jon Krakauer recounted the situation of that day in very different ways, but Krakauer seemed to portray Boukreev as an antagonist in his book, Into Thin Air....   [tags: Mountain Climbing Essays]

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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin

- Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin King Vidor’s 1934 film Our Daily Bread is aptly named, for the film is of a prayer than an actual solution to the Great Depression. Like other Socio-political films of the era, it tries to offer a solution to the problems faced by so many Americans. However, Vidor’s message gets lost somewhere between the poor production, the bad acting, and the inconsistent ideology of the film. For those reasons what comes out at the end is an almost silly climax with little realism that offers the same amount of help that an escapist vehicle of the same period would offer....   [tags: essays papers]

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Should Media Change Women’s Ideal Body Image?

- In today’s society mass media creates unrealistic body images of women not ever being thin or flawless enough. Advertisements of this “ideal” body image affects how many women view themselves and how they think they should look. Advertising companies overly edit and photoshop images of women to create the so-called perfection that is the norm for the advertising world. These images of the “perfect” body send negative messages and create insecurities amongst many women. As the mass media uses unrealistic models to advertise its products and services, this sets the idea that the “ideal” woman must been unhealthily thin and blemish free....   [tags: thin, flawless women]

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TheTheory of Thin Slices: How a Little Bit of Knowledge Goes a Long Way

- The goal of this paper is to emphasize as well as decipher the multifarious activities Gladwell used to bring his points across in the concept of “The Theory of Thin-Slices: How a Little Bit of Knowledge Goes a Long Way." (Gladwell, 2007, pg.18) Thin- slicing, the ability to gather information in a split second, naturally, as in mind over matter or by conducting experiments, coming to a conclusion. Gladwell presents two types of illustrations of how thin slicing works: natural circumstances and controlled studies....   [tags: Malcolm Gladwell's Blink]

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Effects of Media on Women’s Body Image

- Effects of Media on Women’s Body Image In this age, media is more pervasive than ever, with people constantly processing some form of entertainment, advertisement or information. In each of these outlets there exists an idealized standard of beauty, statistically shown to effect the consumer’s reflection of themselves. The common portrayal of women’s bodies in the media has shown to have a negative impact on women and girls. As the audience sees these images, an expectation is made of what is normal....   [tags: thin, appearance, weight]

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Analysis Of Terrence Malick 's Film ' The Thin Red Line '

- Terrence Malick’s 1998 film The Thin Red Line utilizes several stylistic devices. This Sergeant Keck’s death by grenade sequence, starting at 57:32 and ending at 58:32. The highly subjective action in this scene is illustrated through the strategic use of shot scale, sonic point of view, and both diegetic and non-diegetic sound design. By using these stylistic devices in tandem, Malick successfully guides the audience on an emotional journey of soldiers in combat. Terrence Malick’s cinematic decisions regarding shot type in The Thin Red Line effectively draw the audiences’ attention to multiple subjective character responses to the action onscreen....   [tags: Film techniques, Film editing, Emotion]

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Trends in Media and Body Dissatisfaction

- A growing body of research suggests that media portrayal of the thin-ideal has negative effects on body satisfaction, but has this knowledge translated into practical solutions. First, this analysis will review literature describing the correlation between the media’s portrayal of thin-ideal and body dissatisfaction. Subsequently, a review of recent empirical studies about trends in media and body dissatisfaction will be presented. Finally, researchers’ recent implications of disparity in gender body dissatisfaction reporting will be summarized....   [tags: Media, Thin-Ideal Body]

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Chromatography And The Isolation Of Beta Carotene

- Chromatography and the Isolation of Beta-Carotene A project by Zack Cole (U34935647) and his lab partners Matt Pellissier and Roxanne Guerndt For our TA Ms. Balivian Introduction: The purpose of this week’s lab was to utilize varying chromatography methods for the identification of the chemical make-up of an unknown compound. Chromatography can be defined as, “the separation of two or more compounds or ions caused by their molecular interactions with two phases- one moving and one stationary.” (Weldgirma 15) Different forces of attraction to these phases are what allows for a quality comparison that can be created and then be utilized in the identification a mystery substance....   [tags: Chromatography, Thin layer chromatography]

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Media an Body Image: Annotated Bibliography

- Annotated Bibliography Brit, Harper, and Marika Tiggemann. "The Effect of Thin Ideal Media Images on Women's Self-Objectification, Mood,and Body Image." Sex Roles 58.9/10 (2008): 649-657. Academic Search Complete. Web. 18 Oct. 2013. This article examined the effect of media’s glorification of the thin ideal on women as self-objectification. The factors which triggered the beginning of the self-objectification were also stated as the woman’ emotional state and personality....   [tags: women, thin, objectifacation]

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Effects Of Thin Dolls Have On Young Girl 's Body Image

- The overview of the studies listed below are experimented and tested evaluations of the effects that thin dolls have on young girl’s body image. One study in particular finds and addresses that the dolls did directly affect the young girl’s food intake, but had no effect on body image. In this study the researchers used girls 6 to 10 years old, average sized dolls, and Legos in a controlled condition. This testing also required the girls to do a taste test, and questionnaires. The other study finds and addresses that Barbie’s could be a driver of negative body images in young girls....   [tags: Dolls, Doll, Eating, Affect]

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Fate versus Free Will in Jon Krakauer´s Into Thin Air

- You’ve put your blood, sweat, and tears into preparing yourself for this very moment, but does that guarantee the victory. As Lisa See states in her novel, The Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, “You make choices that are good and sound, but the gods have other plans for you.” This quote implies that even though you may do all the right things so that you can obtain a certain outcome, a greater force may have something better or worse in store for you, therefore giving you a different result. This idea of fate versus free will can be visible throughout many pieces of literature as wells as the lives of any individual....   [tags: decision, change, force, outcome]

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Distance Traveled By Dye ( Mm )

- Data Tables Standard Distance traveled by dye (mm) Distance traveled by solvent (mm) Rf value Blue 1** 105 mm 115 mm N/A Red 3 8 mm 115 mm .070 Red 40 22 mm 115 mm .191 Yellow 5 51 mm 115 mm .443 Yellow 6 40 mm 115 mm .348 Sample Component Distance traveled by component (mm) Distance traveled by solvent (mm) Rf value Standard FD&C identity Unknown ID: Blue 2 24 mm 115 mm .201 Red 40 Green 3** 105 mm 115 mm N/A Blue 1 Food Product Name: Green M&M* 23 mm 115 mm N/A Red 40 Orange M&M* 46 mm 115 mm N/A Yellow 5 Purple Skittle 24 mm 115 mm .201 Red 40 Yellow Skittle 47 mm 115 mm .401 Yellow 5 Red Skittle 21 mm 115 mm .183 Red 40 McCormick Food Dye 51 mm 115 mm .443 Yellow 5 * = extr...   [tags: Chromatography, Thin layer chromatography]

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Nonvolatile Multilevel Resistive Memory Switching in Amorphous LaGdO3 Thin Films

- Currently there is worldwide interest to develop alternative nonvolatile memory technologies as the commonly used MOS transistor based semiconductor memory devices are rapidly approaching the scaling limits. Among all of the emerging concepts, the metal oxide based resistive random access memory (RRAM) is one of the competitive candidates for future nonvolatile memory applications due to its simple metal-insulator-metal (MIM) structure, high storage density, low power consumption, high operation speed, high endurance, and long retention....   [tags: computer memory devices]

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You Must Read This Book! In To Thin Air by Jon Krakaur

- Trust is the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. We could not live in a world without it since it is a key part of life. Playing basketball has taught me one small aspect of what makes trust important. I have learned that I need to trust my teammates, and that they need to know they can always trust me. Although our whole team may not be extremely close off the court, we play together as a team on the court. In this way, my basketball team can relate to the expedition team of Jon Krakauer, the author of Into Thin Air....   [tags: everest, climbing, experience]

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The Death Of A Father 's Role Model For Them Through Thick And Thin

- Being a father is committing to an endless devotion to another human being and being a role model for them through thick and thin. Fatherhood is dimensionless. The perspective in which a person views the act of being a father represents how they would define it. Fatherhood can be distinguished by three different divisions: the excitement that comes during the pregnancy, the knowledge they gain as they progress through fatherhood, and the acceptance of seeing what the child amounts to as they welcome adulthood themselves....   [tags: Mother, Parent, Father, Family]

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America's Flawed Legal System Illustrated in the Film, The Thin Blue Line

- Reading newspapers or watching TV at home, at least we find one article or news describing a killing, a shooting, or an armed robbery. With all these problems, we are in fear but cannot avoid hearing and dealing with them. They happen every day and some time justice system blunders and leads to wrongly convict people for what they do not commit. This is reality of wrecked system that is resulted by injustice and corruption. Ultimately, Errol Morris confirms this reality based on a true story of an innocent convicted Randal Adams for a criminal case by creating a film, The Thin Blue Line....   [tags: movies]

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The Thin Blue Line : Embedding Culture Change At New Zealand Police

- When looking at the report “treading the thin blue line: Embedding culture change at New Zealand police” it shows that there are members within the police force that are resisting the changes that the police minister Judith Collins and the police commissioner Peter Marshall are trying to implement. This report has shown that there are two main groups resisting the change, frontline staff and women officers of the New Zealand police force. The front line officers are resisting the change because they believe that the changes that are being put forward don’t relate to what needs to be changed....   [tags: Culture, Management, Change, Police]

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A Study On Using Chromatography

- The method when components separate by distribution between two phases is known as chromatography. One phase is typically a porous substance or stationary while the other one is fluid and will flow through the stationary phase. The components diffuse along the stationary phase in a general direction where the mobile phase is progressing. The rate of flow for the separate components is independent of the other samples on the paper, mostly dependent on the polarity of the mobile phase1. Chromatography is important because it is a widely used technique and one of the most powerful in chemical analysis....   [tags: Chromatography, Thin layer chromatography]

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Background History of Anorexia Nervosa

- HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF ANOREXIA NERVOSA Anorexia nervosa’s (AN) first descriptions began during the twelfth and thirteenth century with the historical Saint Catherine of Siena (Deans, 2011). It is related to participating in religious functions and medieval practices of self-starvation (Deans, 2011). Furthermore, the death of popular singer, Karen Carpenter in 1983 created the societal awareness about the effect of anorexia nervosa and become widely known at the end of the twentieth century (Rader, 2012)....   [tags: Mental, Disorder, Thin]

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Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography

- Experimental Although there has been many ways to isolate the compounds in frankincense, this paper is looking at two methods in particular. Moussaieff et al. Method 4 The first method involves incensole acetate being extracted from the resin of Boswellia carterii (20 g, Pamir, Tel Aviv, Israel) with 150 mL of petroleum ether (3x). The extract was then washed with 200 mL of 5% NaOH solution (3x) and the non-acid-containing petroleum ether portion was acidified with 1 M of HCl. The solution was then washed with a saturated NaCl solution and dried over MgSO4....   [tags: Chromatography, Thin layer chromatography]

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Chromatography And Acid Chromatography

- Introduction: Chromatography is a technique used to separate small quantities of mixtures into its individual components. This is done by distributing the components between two phases: stationary and mobile. The stationary phase is the system in which the materials to be separated are absorbed. The mobile phase is the mixture of solvents that flows through the stationary phase. Separation for each substance is based on the different affinities each has for each phase, low affinity for moving phase and high affinity for stationary phase....   [tags: Thin layer chromatography, Chromatography]

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Thin Client vs Fat Client on Network Design

- Thin Client vs. Fat Client & Network Design Considerations Introduction Network computing was created in an effort to allow users of a computer application to share data more easily than using stand alone computers. Clients on a client/server network store their application data on a central server. There are two categories of clients on a network. They were originally categorized by their hardware design, but today clients are categorized by the software application design and where the bulk of the processing is done and where the bulk of the application software is stored....   [tags: Computers and Network]

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Essay on Eating Disorder - Think About Thin

- Think About Thin "From now on you'll eat what I tell you to .... this is the last time you'll refuse to eat. From now on..." ...Be pretty, but beauty is only skin deep. ...Be sexy, but not sexually active. ...Be happy, but please others, first and foremost. ...Be thin, but stay healthy. ...Be thin. ...Be thin. It sunk in. We received the message. Like everything else, it sunk in. It sunk in with magazine covers and standards and scales and diets. It sunk into the minds of seventy percent of the young women between the ages of 14 and 24 and how many can wiggle free from it....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Thin Line between Dreams and Reality in The Great Gatsby

- The Thin Line between Dreams and Reality in The Great Gatsby Differentiating between reality and dreams can be difficult in a world of wealth, lies, and alcoholism. The characters of The Great Gatsby seem to live the lives of Greek gods, believing that they are immortal and immune to the perils of common people. They party all day and all night, dressed in evening wear (as opposed to a work suit) sipping on expensive liquors. They have no sense of the lives led on the other side of town (or down Mt....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effect of Media Images on Women's/Girls' Self-Perceptions

- The Effect of Media Images on Women’s/Girls Self- Perceptions People are more likely to judge the image of themselves by what they see in the media. The mass media surrounds us with images of the “thin ideal” for females, an ideal that has become increasingly thin since the 1950’s and thus increasingly unrealistic for most girls and women” (Stice, E. & Shaw, H.E., 1994). In the past and present, the mass media has been surrounding girls and women with the ideal thin image for females. This affects the majority of female’s self-esteem and confidence in a negative way....   [tags: self-esteem, unrealistically thin bodies]

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Media Influence on What Is Beauty

- ... The music in the background lures in the audience more and persuades the eyes to focus on the way these “ideal” bodies are being advertised. The commercial depicts the notion that skinny is what is desired. Kim and Khloe Kardashian are displaying what all women wish to have, the perfect body. They are using this sense of desire to lure the audience into persuading them to purchase their products. Affective marketing in commercials consists of certain techniques such as sound, music, and slow motion movements to make the viewer fall in love and be attracted to the product....   [tags: thin, body, image, weight, culture]

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Mapping the Issue: Eating Disorders

- ... “Exploring the Role Society and the Media Play in the Development of an Eating Disorder and the Media Influence on Eating Disorders,” argues that even though the media does contribute to the size discrimination and dieting, it does not cause everyone to develop anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating. Morris and Katzman also stated in their article that super models in popular magazines have gotten slimmer and slimmer, but “Exploring . . .” goes further on to claim that the average women model weighs up to 25% less than the average woman while maintaining 15 to 20 percent below what is considered healthy....   [tags: media influence, can't be too thin]

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The Truth About War Revealed in the Film, The Thin Red Line

- The Truth About War Revealed in the Film, The Thin Red Line Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line (1998) is a film that examines the Guadalcanal Battle of World War II, looking past the physical results of the violence, in order to uncover the deeper truths and ramifications of war. The film conveys themes and ideologies that are somewhat uncommon to war films, especially WW II films. In this dark, surreal, journey, Malick takes us inside the minds of soldiers experiencing this battle to capture a remote pacific island from the Japanese....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Danielle Steel's The Ring - A Thin Line Between Fiction and Reality

- Danielle Steel's The Ring - A Thin Line Between Fiction and Reality Fiction can be considered something invented by the imagination. Although many people might feel that fiction is totally exclusive of reality, I believe that there is a very thin line between fiction and reality. This is proved in Danielle Steel's The Ring, where she has used common characters and placed them in realistic situations, facing everyday realistic issues. The Ring gives the reader a sense of realism in a fictitious novel....   [tags: Danielle Steel Ring Essays]

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Body Image

- Throughout time, the most controversial subject among female’s health has been body image. Society and our culture molds females’s brains into believing that being thin is what will fulfill complete happiness. Being thin means you are more successful, loved, attractive, and overall truly beautiful. Thin women are seen as having an altogether perfect life. However, there is another female figure that is seen as undesirable, hopeless, mainly disliked by most. This type of woman is the curvy or larger female....   [tags: Thin women, socially accepted]

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The Thin Line between Catholicism and Islam

- H.G. Rezas's article titled Embracing Islam, Praying for Acceptance describes the transition that many Roman Catholic Latinos experienced when they decided to become Muslims. Kathy Espinoza mentioned that her transition from Catholicism to Islam was not difficult since both religions shared similar doctrines (Reza 2). The doctrinal dimension of a religion is made up of its core values and beliefs. In monotheistic religions such as Islam and Catholicism, their doctrines are based in the belief that God is the creator of the universe and is the one whom all humans depend on....   [tags: experience, transition, religions, doctrines]

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How the Relation of the Camera to the Real is Problematized in The Thin Blue Line and Yuki Yukite Shingun

- How the Relation of the Camera to the Real is Problematized in “The Thin Blue Line” and “Yuki Yukite Shingun” Documentary films can include every type of discourse about the real world. The accomplishments of nonfiction film are derived from more than the stereotypical edited interview segment, and recently have been a totality that is useful as much for showing reality as it is for expressing the creative visions of its director. It is possible for the most extrinsic implications to be presented in a way that reflects individual systemics and personal expression....   [tags: Documentary and Propaganda Film]

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Hesse Biber- Am I Thin Enough Yet? The Cult of Thinness and the Commercialization of Identity

- The Cult of Thinness Many modern women subject themselves to an intense day-to-day involvement in the pursuit of thinness demands. These demands resemble those behaviors commonly associated with cult hood. Three main “tools” are used in order to achieve this goal or ideal. The Cult of Thinness invests in thinness through primary rituals. The rituals are followed through by the obsession of a particular “ideal” body. There are also extremities or positions of higher authority with extreme involvement in cults, much like the level of devotion in The Cult of Thinness....   [tags: essays research papers]

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City Commissioners of McAllen, Texas Spread Themsevles Thin

- ... I feel that everything was discussed in a rush that it really did not give the commissioner’s time to really think the issues that were discussed through. The commissioner meetings have an agenda that must be followed and lets them be aware of all the subjects that need to be discussed. I know this meeting was being rushed because there was one time that they even accidently skipped one subject and had to go back to it. I was told that usually commissioner meetings are usually two hours long and this meeting was only one hour and eighteen minutes long....   [tags: dedication, meetings, council]

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