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Television and Media - Family Life With, and Without TV

- Family Life With, and Without TV Just about everyone in the United States owns and watches television. Consequently, we've become accustomed to a fairly predictable and monotonous home life. Every working day, we come home, pick up the mail, switch on the TV. Every night, we cook dinner, clean up the kitchen, watch some TV. Every weekend, we do the shopping, finish the chores, and settle in to watch a movie. And why not. It's relaxing to hunker down on the sofa at the end of a tiring day and it doesn't take any energy to flip through the channels with the remote control in one hand and a bowl of buttered popcorn in the other....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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what influences have made me the person i am today

- What influences have made me the person I am. It was a Tuesday afternoon and I was just getting to my psychology class and as usual I was chit chatting with my neighbors in class, Cpl Christie and Fausnight about the things that each of us did this weekend. Just when I had finished talking to Kara (Fausnight) about her weekend our psychology teacher Dr. Douglas walks in. As she is walking in I in my peppy self- personality ask how her weekend went. Dr. Douglas then proceeded to tell me that it was “none of my business”…….maybe she was having a bad day or was really stressed out or maybe in fact it was “none of my business”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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In conclusion Philip Dean’s produced theater performance “ZigZag Street”

- In conclusion Philip Dean’s produced theater performance “ZigZag Street” provided the main theme well through out the whole performance. The acting was wonderful and the uses of techniques were used great. The only downside to this play was the script. Analytical Essay: In Philip Dean’s produced theater performance “ZigZag Street” the main theme, which is displayed through out the performance is the universal needs of all human beginnings: need for friendship, companionship and the needs for plans, hopes and dreams....   [tags: Drama]

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Free Personal Narratives: Stormy Days - My Paradise

- Stormy Days - My Paradise "Oh, Man. I hate the rain!" my eight-year-old brother said. He had planned on spending the weekend outdoors, playing and exploring. I could understand his disappointment. An eight-year-old boy would much rather be outdoors catching disgusting creatures, riding bikes, and playing ball. Mothers generally don't allow these adventures on stormy days. He knew he was out of luck. I, on the other hand, felt content when I awoke to the sounds of "drip, drop, drip, drop" on my window pane....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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The History and Context of Club Culture

- The History and Context of Club Culture "History is hard to know because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of history it seems entirely reasonable that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time, and which never explain, in retrospect, what really happened" (Hunter.S.Thompson, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas") The late 1980's saw the emergence of a hugely significant social phenomenon....   [tags: Papers]

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How to become a better leader

- I believe good leaders have the desire and willpower to become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience. I think one of a leaders’ main goals should be to inspire their workers into higher levels of teamwork, which can be acquired through continual work and study. Good leaders should constantly be working and studying to improve their leadership skills. Leadership is defined as a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Athletic Biography of James Frances Thorpe

- Athletic Biography of James Frances Thorpe On the morning of May 28, 1888, one of the most versatile, and arguably the greatest of athletes was born in a one-room cabin made of cottonwood and hickory, on the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation located in Prague, Oklahoma. His name was Wa-tho-huck, which means "Bright Path" , in the Native American language spoken by the Sac and Fox Tribe. His father was Hiram P. Thorpe an Irish trapper, and his mother was No-ten-o-quah, and Indian member of the Thunder Clan of Chief Black Hawk, better known as Charlotte Thorpe....   [tags: Athletes Sports Jim Thorpe Football Essays]

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Computer Problems That Drive You Crazy

- Computer Problems that Drive you Crazy Steve, looking disheveled, calmly rises from his chair at the computer desk, while pausing a moment to push the chair in before he leaves the room. Shortly after, he returns with the biggest sledge hammer he could find, and uncontrollably starts smashing the hell out of his computer. He starts to break a sweat before he stops as his arms can no longer lift the sledge hammer. However, by now, all that’s left is particles the size of wood chips. This scenario actually occurring is unlikely, but most people have had similar thoughts and urges....   [tags: Computer Technology Problems]

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Marketing Plan for an Adventure Store

- Marketing Strategy We will build strategic partnerships with climbing service companies. We will differentiate The Boulder Stop from competitors through aggressive advertising and promotional campaigns that demonstrate our community support and commitment. We will build retail store awareness through our direct mail and Web campaigns, leading to greater word-of-mouth marketing. 3.1 Mission The Boulder Stop is an equipment store specializing in rock climbing gear and coffee/espresso drinks. Our mission is to provide an entertaining, fun, and knowledgeable atmosphere to climbers who experience nothing but a rock face and nutrition bars all day....   [tags: Business Analysis Marketing Market]

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Urban Legend of Car Headlights

- Lights Out In preparation for this writing assignment, I interviewed about 15 students at the University to collect their urban legends. One legend, often called “Lights Out,” was mentioned by just about all of the students I interviewed. Those who did not mention it on their own recognized it when I described it. I interviewed a 19-year-old male sophomore who anticipates getting into the School of Business. He transferred from Community College this past fall, and currently lives with a relative in a nearby off-campus home....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Battle of the Bulge - A World War 2 Battle

- Battle of the Bulge - A World War 2 Battle The World War Two was a very severe war. There were many battles that were fought during it. One of the biggest land battles was Battle of the Bulge. (http://helios.) The battle took place on December 16, 1944 under cover a very dense fog which was very difficult for the army to see. (Danzer et. al. 744) These conditions are hard to see in but to stage of the biggest land battle in the history of World War Two, it was truly an astounding event and a very tragic memory....   [tags: World War II History]

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Summary of Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

- Walter Dean Myers wrote the book Fallen Angels. It is about America's experiences in the Vietnam War as told by the main character in the book, Richie Perry. Perry goes through a lot of changes and sees some of his good friends die in battle fighting for a cause that no one could agree upon. The book has 4 other main characters, Lobel, Johnson, Brunner, and Peewee. The book starts off talking about the experiences of Perry while he is serving in Vietnam. His best friend, Peewee becomes instant friends with each other when they meet in the barracks....   [tags: Fallen Angels Essays]

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A Straightforward Wedding Speech by the Groom

- A Straightforward Wedding Speech by the Groom I've put a bit of a speech together today, but after the previous speaker put us all to sleep I'll try to make mine a bit more interesting and entertaining. Sorry; only joking. On behalf of my beautiful wife and I, we would like to thank you all for coming along, and sharing this very special day with us. And a huge thank you for the wonderful presents. I would like everybody here, especially my wife, to know how lucky and proud I am to be standing here today speaking to you as her husband....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Backpacking: A Different Way Of Camping

- Backpacking: A Different Way of Camping What is camping. To most people, it is perceived as a time to pack up the car, drive to local camp grounds, and spend the weekend in the great outdoors. It is a time to frolic with family and friends around a campfire, singing songs, playing games, and roasting marshmallows while listening to ghost stories that can only be heard while camping. However, to the avid backpacker, camping takes on a different perspective. While experiencing the great outdoors is very similar to car camping, backpacking is very different in many respects....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Narrative Essay: A Canoeing Adventure

- A Canoeing Adventure   Although I was born in Texas, my father was transferred when I was just ten and I spent most of my impressionable years in a tiny village a few minutes from a national park.  This move to a rural area was an event that changed my life forever. Surrounded by beautiful forests and lakes, most of my free time was spent romping through the woods, navigating rivers in a canoe and camping in the many provincial parks nearby.   At the university, I came across a group of students who had never experienced "the great outdoors" before....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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Reports of the Pope's Miracles

- An American Jew cured of a brain tumour after attending Mass with Pope John Paul II. A Mexican boy stricken with leukemia who recovered after a papal kiss. Even a cardinal who regained his ability to speak after John Paul touched his throat. Italian newspapers have been rife with reports of alleged miracles attributed to Pope John Paul II, fuelling speculation he may soon be put on the path to sainthood. Vatican rules, though, are clear: For a miracle to be considered in the saint-making process, it has to have occurred after John Paul's death....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Contrariety Of Two Friends

- The Contrariety Of Two Friends Everyone has friends. Some are so alike that it is shocking. They seem to walk, talk and even eat the same. But others are so very different that it is an absolute wonder that they can even stand each other, let alone be friends. That is how it is in the friendship of Sandra and Nancy. They differ in everything from their views on cleaning, their views on fun and even in their views on religion. The two girls are the best of friends but they are very different, even in the views on how they clean....   [tags: Compare Contrast Friends Friendship Essays]

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Life as a Puritan

- While I'm sitting here at my computer, in my air conditioned home, with the radio blaring and the t.v. on downstairs, I try to imagine how life was as a young Puritan. To be honest, I don't think I could live a week the way they do. I could try but it would be excruciatingly difficult. The Puritans didn't have all the luxuries we have today. They were told many things by preachers such as Jonathon Edwards, who lit a candle of fear in their minds. If I was alive to hear Edwards preach, I'd certainly have to question myself....   [tags: essays research papers]

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ViVa! Vienna!

- Small children shriek at the excitement of experiencing toddler rides at ViVa. Vienna!. Teenagers scream as they cling to their seats on the scary rides. Adults scrutinize the intricate crafts on sale at vendor booths along an historic street. People of all ages enjoy the food court, a veritable United Nations of tastes. Parents appreciate the fact that there is no cost to attend ViVa. Vienna. Music fans soak up the sounds of a wide variety of free music to suit everyone’s taste. These statements, you are probably thinking, describe events at different festivals, different locations, and different parks where you would have to pay big bucks just to get in....   [tags: Event Planning]

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Mintzberg Organizations

- The Four Points Internship Experience: three months after Operational and Management Activities Halfway through the internship, I have rotated to all the entry-level position in the housekeeping department. If the initial months were all about induction, immersion and adjustment into the new hotel and department the two months after that I am able to confidently rotate to any non-managerial position in the department. There is more focus on mastery of skills and establishment of connections between roles in the operating core....   [tags: The Four Points Internship Experience]

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The Joyride

- The Joyride Rain clouds began to tear themselves away from the jagged peaks of the Koolau range and rays broke through the clouds and beat down on the muddy water of Pearl Bay. Bobby glanced toward them, but his mind was elsewhere. He paced back and forth along the isolated stretch of the narrow beach. Now and then he would kick at loose pebbles along the muddy grey shoreline. For the moment, Bobby was still in his private world, consisting of little more than a strip of mud flat along one small section of the bay....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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CIA Operational Psychology

- The National Security Act of 1947, signed by President Harry S Truman, is how the Central Intelligence Agency was formally created. The “office off director of central intelligence” was also created as a result of this Act. Anyone in this position served as head of the United States intelligence community and acts as the President’s principal advisor. He/She usually updates the President of any and all intelligence issues concerning national security (Wagner 13). Even before the National Security Act, our nation’s officials used spies, secret agents, covert action, and the gathering of intelligence during wars....   [tags: Operational Psychologist Careers]

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I/O Analysis of

- The 1999 comedy film “Office Space” depicts the working life of three main characters at an IT firm. The film has gained a cult following and many of the scenes and lines from the movie have become ingrained in the popular culture. The movie “Office Space” is comprised of several character types and situations that are familiar not just to workers in the field of Information Technology, but across the spectrum of the work world, especially the office environment. Several scenes will be examined here in detail and analyzed in regard to the I/O principles of motivation and leadership....   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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Destigmatizing Mental Health

- Destigmatizing Mental Health September 2nd of the current year, 2013, fell on Labor Day Monday. For many a day of celebration, a day of rest or family reunion. For me it was a day that changed my life completely; a day that I have relived every single day since. My family and I had just spent the weekend in Las Vegas. We had spent a weekend full of smile, laughter and fun and I was ready to go home. We were all packed up and ready to go. My dad and I had left my mom, grandma and daughter at the hotel entrance with our luggage while we went to check out....   [tags: Suicide, Misconception of Society]

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Churches of Cherokee

- There are many challenges to ministry in today’s world and having a vital and relevant ministry is even harder. Churches across all denominations face drastic declines in both attendees and financial giving. With this as the background, it is imperative that vital ministries seek out opportunities to grow and engage groups and communities that have previously been overlooked, missed or not involved for other reasons including some theological reasons. With this idea and goal in mind, this essay sets out to examine and design a process by which the Churches of Cherokee, Oklahoma can successfully connect with and minster to the new Hispanic community in Cherokee....   [tags: Religion, God, Hispanic Community]

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Culture and Grief

- When the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011 rocked New York City, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C., the word “tragedy” was used on a grandiose level around the world. For the people who lived close enough to experience the events first-hand, they may not have even called it a tragedy; perhaps they called it a misfortune, retaliation, lack of a strong government, unreal, or maybe even rebirth. In the coming years after the attacks, everything between standing united as a nation to declaring a war had flourished; but how has that left us - the land that has no distinct ethnicity - feel about each other....   [tags: terrorism, 911]

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Pharmacy Admission Specialist

- The medication reconciliation process compares the medications taken by a patient prior to admission to a facility with medication orders at the facility. The Joint Commission (TJC), the accrediting body for health care organizations, stipulates that the medication reconciliation process must be completed within 24 hours of admission (Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 35, 2006). This process begins with compiling an accurate list of the patient's home medications which are also referred to as prior to admission (PTA) medications....   [tags: medication, patients]

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Single System Design

- Description of Client System Selected Kellie White is a divorced, female U.S. Navy veteran that served on active duty for six years. She is a single mother of a five year old. Kellie separated from military service eleven months ago, and she came to the Arlington Vet Center, a satellite agency of the Department of Veteran Affairs, to discover what counseling benefits she is eligible for under the Transition Assistance Program (TAP). During the initial session, we reviewed her eligibility for counseling benefits under TAP and determined that she has three weeks of TAP eligibility left due to her separating from active duty eleven months ago....   [tags: Design, TAP, REM]

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Computer Hardware Engineering

- Computer Hardware Engineering Computer hardware engineers research, develop, and test computer systems and components such as processors, circuit boards, memory devices, and many more (Bureau of Labor Statistics). They design new computer hardware, create blueprints of computer equipment to be built. Test the completed models of the computer hardware that they design. Update existing equipment so that it will work will new software. Oversee the manufacturing process for the computer hardware. Maintain knowledge of computer engineering trends and new technology(Bureau of Labor Statistics)....   [tags: processor, circuit boards, devices]

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Revenue Management Saves National Car Rental by M.K Geraghty and Ernest Johnson

- Revenue Management Saves National Car Rental by M.K Geraghty and Ernest Johnson In the January/February 1997 issue of INTERFACES magazine, M.K. Geraghty and Ernest Johnson were presented as finalists of the Franz A. Edelman award for their presentation on a state-of-the-art Revenue Management System that would turn a huge money losing rental car company, National Rental Car, into a profitable business within two years. In 1993, General Motors took a $744 million dollar charge against earnings related to its ownership of National Car Rental Systems....   [tags: Business Article Review Analysis]

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Reader Response to A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, By Hemingway

- Reader Response to A Clean, Well-Lighted Place In 1933, Ernest Hemmingway wrote A Clean, Well-Lighted Place. It's a story of two waiters working late one night in a cafe. Their last customer, a lonely old man getting drunk, is their last customer. The younger waiter wishes the customer would leave while the other waiter is indifferent because he isn't in so much of a hurry. I had a definite, differentiated response to this piece of literature because in my occupation I can relate to both cafe workers....   [tags: A Clean Well-Lighted Place Essays]

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A COUNTRY BOY CAN SURVIVE

- When the question “what consitutes a redneck?” is asked the variety of answers is astonishing. People think of rednecks as drunkards, racist, trashy, or even Monticello people. I have lived in Monticello for sixteen years and even though most people are rednecks, not all. We chose Monticello to do our research because it was exactlly the atmosphere we were looking for. In order to be a redneck here, there are a few traits you must have, such as: a big truck, love the rebel flag, and dress the right way....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Sauerkraut Festival

- As I start walking south down sauerkraut enriched Main Street, I get the overwhelming feeling of claustrophobia. This particular weekend is the weekend for the Sauerkraut Festival. The street, being very crowded, has white tents set up on each side of the road with crafts to be sold. Immediately I see wicker baskets and photos that craftsmen are hoping to sell at the festival. As I continue to walk down the crowded street I catch the aroma of cinnamon. The high school wrestling team, which sells one of the non-sauerkraut products, cinnamon roasted almonds, is filling the air with a great scent, and drawing people to the seller’s booth with the scent....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Observation]

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Binge Drinking Freshmen

- Binge Drinking Freshmen Emily* is a typical female college student on the outside, with a shocking story hidden on the inside. Emily began drinking before most students rode on their first bus … school bus. At the age of 4, Emily wasn’t given candy, but alcohol instead. As an incentive for repeating words back to her aunt she was given red wine. As Emily got older, her mother brought her to family parties, oblivious to what was going on. At these parties, Emily would typically drink scotch or whiskey, provided to her by the older men in the family....   [tags: Personal Narrative College Papers]

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Snow Storm Baby

- Snow Storm Baby The year was 1992; a cold December arctic wind had brought a chance of snow to the area. It was the weekend and time to relax after a long hard week at work. The weather service had predicted several inches of snow to blanket the region by the next day. Not to worry: it was the weekend and traveling was not a necessity. At the time, my wife Jeanne was pregnant with our soon-to-be daughter Tahlyn. We had waited eight long months for her to arrive, and finally her due date was getting closer and closer....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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One Summers Day

- I walked over to the refrigerator and helped myself to the orange juice. Sarah was in the laundry room adjacent to the kitchen. She was talking to me about something, but I don’t think I was listening. I poured the orange juice and found my usual seat in front of the television. On weekend afternoons, if we were at Sarah’s house, we always watched MTV, no matter what else was actually on. We had just returned from the beach. Sarahrecently bought a new couch and it was so comfortable. It made watching MTV like a glass of ice, cold water on a fiery, hot day.Sarah had a small, but roomy house and everything that happened in it is heard by everyone else in the house, perfectly....   [tags: Personal narrative]

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Severance, by Lamb

- Severance In the story “Severance” by Lamb, Penny Ann is a “bad” person. This story is about two sets of twins who become separated. One set separated by death, the other set by guilt. First, The teachers were less patient with the poor kids than the rest of us. “But Penny Ann wasn’t just poor, she was bad.” The teachers were less patient with the poor kids, but she wasn’t just any poor kid, she was a bad kid. Second, Domnick was talking about Penny Ann and said, “She stole Calvin Cobb’s glass egg and Frances Stenpeck’s autographed photo of Annette Funicello, found later ripped into pieces and hidden under the waste basket.” Penny Ann would steal and do bad things to her younger classma...   [tags: Penny Ann's Story]

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National Debt and Budget

- National Debt and Budget For twenty-six years in a row our nation has been under deficit spending, with only one balanced budget since 1961. The Nixon administration had the last balanced budget with a $3 billion surplus in the fiscal year of 1969. With all these years of deficit spending the National Debt has grown to over $4.9 billion. Our government needs to stop overspending and start reducing the amount on the debt. We are putting the Debt on a generation that doesn't get to vote. We are spending money now that will they have to repay at higher taxes....   [tags: Argumentative Economy Economics Papers]

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From Necessity to Nirvana

- From Necessity to Nirvana I came by it honestly: my grandfather, although not a carpenter by trade, built a home for his family in Wisconsin. When I was twelve, my uncle, the architect, designed an addition to my family’s home which my father, the banker, and my grandfather, the non-carpenter, transformed into a study and a fourth bedroom. I remember that summer vividly, the pulse-quickening way the rough wooden forms bulged dangerously when the cement foundation was poured, the afternoon the skill saw jumped out of my grandfather’s hand and neatly clipped off the tip of his pinky finger, the arrhythmic pounding of several dueling hammers, the creaminess of drywall mud, the softly astrin...   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Standing Up For Yourself

- Standing Up For Yourself My first year of junior high, (in our school that was seventh grade) I was not spending all my time trying to be popular like all the other people in my grade. I was just being me how I always had been. One day at I was sitting at the lunch table with a bunch of people I would hang around with sometimes. Some of them were talking about there weekends. Then my friend Sami said, "Hey guys you wanna know what I did this weekend?" Everybody was like "yea" Sami continued on saying, "Well I went to this party with my cousin and we were drinking and they she gave me a couple of joints and from there on I don’t remember the rest of the night, but it was awesome." "I think...   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Happiness Comes From Within

- Their farm was two hundred acres of corn fields, cows, pigs, and, of course, chickens. No farm would be complete without chickens. At the southeast corner of the farm, behind the smaller corn field, was the brook with clear cold water that reached past my knees. On most weekends my family would go to visit our friends, the Tailors, who had at one time seven boys to keep them company. All of them were grown with their own lives to attend to, except for Dan, who stayed on at the farm to help keep up the crops....   [tags: Happiness Essays]

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House at Hidden Valley

- My Weekend Family Get-Away Throughout my childhood I liked to escape from everyday routine and be alone with my family or my closest friends. There was the trail in the woods by the old battlefield where I would take my dog for long walks and for a change of scenery. There was the pond where my friends and I would go and throw rocks to see who could get theirs to skip the farthest. These places are vivid in my memory because that’s where I would go to have fun, but the one place that sticks out in my memory the most, the place I know better than anyone, my weekend get-away, was my family’s house at Hidden Valley Ski Resort....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Eulogy for Friend

- Eulogy for Friend Georganna's admirers--and that's everyone who knew her--savor the mile we walked with her. Each of us has special incidents we want to recount. We have compiled a few of these memories that we believe best illustrate the unique personality of our dynamic friend. Georganna was always determined, sometimes outraged, but rarely sad. Enjoy these stories. As long as we have them in our hearts, we have George. At the Team Spirit Leadership Conference George roomed with Heather, Tatum and Erica....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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Hot Import Nights

- Car shows and race events are probably the largest forms of gatherings in America. People will spend all their money and drive long distances to show off their precious vehicle. Countless hours are spent cleaning, waxing, and prepping for a show quality finish. Hot Import Nights (HIN) is the largest car meet in the United States. Its flashy set-up and eye catching themes keep car enthusiasts craving for more all year long. This show is mainly for the younger group because they are the biggest spenders of products to modify their automobiles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Shopping After Thanksgiving

- Starting the day right after Thanksgiving, everybody’s mind is set on one thing: Shopping. People young and old wake up early in the morning to start their holiday shopping. Everyone is looking for the perfect gift for their family and friends. But nobody cares to think of what the employees at their favorite stores think and feel. Shoppers just come inside and turn the store upside down. As an employee at a popular retail store, I feel that the holiday shopping outside the home should be stopped....   [tags: Black Friday]

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USA vs Terrorist

- A U.S. TRANSPORT plane touched down at Guantanamo Bay at about 2:15 p.m. ET. Speaking on condition of anonymity, military officials told NBC that about 15 detainees were aboard the flight, including some who were unable to walk because of their wounds. White military trucks drove onto the runway, apparently to help bring the disabled prisoners on stretchers to secure facilities at the U.S. base, NBC News’ Mary Murray reported from an observation point near Guantanamo. The wounded will be evaluated for medical treatment at the base’s hospital, officials said....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kimberley Jayne Fletcher

- Kimberley Jayne Fletcher The links and connections between ‘Flight’-by Doris Lessing, ‘Your Shoes’-by Michele Roberts, ‘Chemistry’-by Graham Swift, ‘Superman and Paula Browns new snowsuit’-by Sylvia Plath, and ‘growing up’-by Joyce Carey. The main theme in all the pieces of prose is ‘family’. In ‘Flight’ the granddad and granddaughter growing up and having to let go because the granddaughter is getting married, and it’s hard for family to let people you love go. In ‘Your Shoes’ the mum is upset about her child running away and is telling the audience/reader how she is feeling and how certain she will come back because she hasn’t got her new shoes she bought her....   [tags: English Literature]

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Moxy Fruvous

- Moxy Fruvous From their earliest gigs as buskers (street performers) in downtown Toronto, the Canadian pop band Moxy Fruvous has attracted attention with an energetic blend of tight harmonies and witty social commentary (Bush). The band’s first album, 1994’s Bargainville, highlights both these qualities, casting a skewed glance at topics ranging from video stores to the Gulf War. One of the disc’s highlights, “Darlington Darling,” examines blue-collar love and tells a tale of frustration, both economic and romantic....   [tags: Music Musical Essays]

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Lost Love

- My Lost Love It was ever so dark that evening. It hurt to look at her. It was like looking at my heart barely beating on the floor. I couldn't stand it. Love never hurt me this much. I can't believe this happened. Why me. Why her. Why us. In an instant it was over. I remember the first time we met. It was actually kind of funny. She was walking her dog. Actually, the dog was walking her. I was reading a poem and walking along. When all of the sudden, we collided. The second I looked up into her eyes, I fell for her harder than an avalanche off of Mount Everest....   [tags: essays research papers]

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survival trip

- this paper is what to use on a survival trip. there are some things that you could add to it or take away if you feel needed Hey.. I IMed you but you put your away message on then you got Hey.. I IMed you but you put your away message on then you got off. Just email me back and tell me what you wanted to talk about. I won't be home all day Saturday and I work Sunday. I'll get on here Sunday night Hey.. I IMed you but you put your away message on then you got off. Just email me back and tell me what you wanted to talk about....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Writing Analysis

- Writing Analysis Part A: Positive Descriptive Narrative: Fond Escape Finally, the weekend has arrived. Not only is it the weekend, but it is Labor Day weekend. I’ve just received word from my boyfriend that he may be coming to Mobile to visit me tomorrow if the weather permits. I softly place the telephone back into its cradle and step outside to have an afternoon lounge on the balcony of my apartment. The glass door glides open, and my bare feet brushes against the smooth concrete of the balcony....   [tags: Writing Literature English Essays Papers]

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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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Struggles within the Younger family in the play A Raisin in the Sun

- Struggles within the Younger family in the play A Raisin in the Sun A Raisin In The Sun Rolling in the Dust “Oh- so now it’s life. Money is life. Once upon a time freedom used to be life- now it’s money. I guess the world really do change…” (74). This quote reveals the economic struggles within the Younger family in the play A Raisin in the Sun. Throughout the play, Mama’s views are at odds with Walter’s views. For Walter, who feels enslaved in his job and life, money is the truest freedom. To him, money seems to be the answer to everything....   [tags: English Literature]

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Comparing the Daily Lives of African American Women in the 1940s and Today

- Comparing the Daily Lives of African American Women in the 1940s and Today For much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in America, Black women were an after-thought in our nation's history. They were the mammies and maids, the cooks and caregivers, the universal shoulder to cry on in times of trouble. Often overlooked and undervalued, Black women were just ... there. African American women have come a long way. In the 1940s, women were treated as second-class citizens and Blacks faced discrimination everywhere they looked....   [tags: Papers History Blacks Essays]

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The Effect of Different Concentrations of Salt Solution on Potato Tissue

- The Effect of Different Concentrations of Salt Solution on Potato Tissue My preliminary work involves me preparing for my actual experiment. I will do the experiment and record my findings; however it is merely a practice for the real thing. This will allow me to correct any mistakes that I may make in this task and allow me to change them, if needed, in the forthcoming project. Apparatus list for my preliminary investigation: * Cork borer. * Potato, * Salt solution (0 – 100% solution), * Distilled Water, * Ruler, * Knife, * Beakers (100ml capacity), * Stop watch, * Tile (for cutting the potato on), * Measuring Cylinder,...   [tags: Papers]

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A Raisin in the Sun and Brown versus Board of Education

- The American Dream Langston Hughes wrote a poem, in 1951, called “Harlem”. It sums up the play A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry: “What happens to a dream deferred. Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun. Or fester like a sore- and the run. Does it stink like rotten meat. Or crust and sugar over- like a syrupy sweet. Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?” Lorraine Hansberry uses this poem to open A Raisin in the Sun. This dialogue suggests what happens to the African American’s dream during the Brown v....   [tags: Race Racial Segregation Lorraine Hansberry]

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Peace and Calm in Today Will Be A Quiet Day

- Peace and Calm in Today Will Be A Quiet Day      It seems that everyone thinks that all disaster has struck in Amy Hempel’s "Today Will Be A Quiet Day." I disagree. I think that everything might seem to be going bad, but when the day is over the children’s father realizes that everything is absolutely fine. The situations in the beginning of the story lead you to believe that the story will be depressing. But throughout the story I pick up little hints that this day was exactly what everybody needed: to get away from everything....   [tags: Today Will Be a Quiet Day Essays]

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The Success Of Michael Crichtons Novels In The Media Industry

- The Success of Michael Crichton's Novels in the Media Industry One only has to look at the astonishing opening weekend of Paramount Pictures' action adventure thriller Congo which was universally panned by critics, to be reminded of the power of the person who created the underlying material: Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton. The film's whopping $24.6 million opening, which shocked insiders, underscored the value to Hollywood of an exclusive club of best-selling writers (Eller 3). Michael Chrichton's novels all have their similarities....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John Diamond in the play A Lump in My Throat

- Discuss the portrayal of the character of John Diamond in the play A Lump in My Throat’As part of our English As part of our English course work we have been looking at post 1914 drama. We have been studying the play a lump in my throat. As almost all of the play was written by John Diamond himself we only get to see the parts of him that he wants us to see. John Diamond was diagnosed in 1997 with throat cancer. While it was a life threatening condition he still tried to live his life as normally as possible....   [tags: English Literature]

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Blaming the Police for Failing to Catch Jack the Ripper

- Blaming the Police for Failing to Catch Jack the Ripper In 1880s the police force were very much in its infancy, such things as forensics, DNA, finger printing were not available at that time. The only tools available to the police were very primitive; in fact, the only tools were post mortems, door-to-door enquiries, photography (which was extremely basic) and having witnesses. The police was only really set up for crime prevention. Other problems faced was the fact that the police were seen as favouring the middle class, Because of the bloody Sunday riots where the police got too violent with a crowd of protesters protesting against the unemployment....   [tags: Papers]

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Buying Happiness and Love in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- Buying Happiness and Love in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby The American Dream is starting with nothing and through hard work and determination one can achieve millions of dollars and all the happiness one can handle. This may not be true, if that person tries to buy the past to regain the happiness he will never succeed and mostly likely end up very unhappy. A good example of this in fiction is F. Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald criticizes the American dream in his novel, The Great Gatsby, by showing Jay Gatsby's tragic flaw, his belief that money can buy happiness and his love for Daisy....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Peer to Peer Piracy and the Film Industry

- Peer to Peer Piracy and the Film Industry Introduction Each day an estimated 400,000 films exchange hands through the Internet. Movie piracy, once reserved to pirate syndicates and illegal duplication factories, has become a common staple among college students with high-speed internet access. With advanced compression technology, movie files can be transferred across continents in hours and across campus networks in under ten minutes. File-sharing is seen as a victimless crime, but the motion picture industry is expected to lose $3.5 billion this year alone due to piracy....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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The Way The Mind Works - Original Writing

- The Way The Mind Works - Original Writing This story starts on a sunny Saturday in a little cul-de-sac named 'forgotten close'. Every morning the first thing Robert does is look out of the window "another normal day" were his first words, how wrong he was. As it was a weekend, Robert stayed in bed for a while, and almost dozed off, suddenly, he was woken up by his pet rat, grim squeaker, running franticly around in his cage. This was strange as the little black and white rat, was never seen running around, in fact he was hardly ever awake, unless he was hungry or was woken up to get his bedding changed of course, but none of this was happening....   [tags: Papers]

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Chuck Berry and Teenage Culture in the 1950s

- Chuck Berry and Teenage Culture in the 1950s Teenagers were a new species at the beginning of the 1950's. Before then, adolescents in America had traditionally gone to work to support their family or to start their own family as soon as they were old enough. However, the years of post-war prosperity and the expansion of suburbia provided teenagers (who were too young to remember the scarcities of the Depression and the war effort) with plenty of leisure time. At the same time, advances in technology made vinyl 45's cheap and easily accessible to both artists and listeners....   [tags: Biography Bio Musician]

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Good-bye to the Drug dealers and Crackheads

- As I am looking out the window, the train passes by for the last time. We live directly behind the railroad tracks; everyday we hear the same annoying train pass by. I am happy that we are moving out of this neighborhood. It's sad to say, but there were days when I didn't want to walk across the street because I would have to deal with the low-life drug dealers and crackheads. All day long the crackheads would stand across my street in front of the store, drink, act foolish, and waste away to practically nothing....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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The Value of the University Maintenance Staff

- Beep, beep, beep, smack. You wish you could hit the snooze button on your alarm because it’s 5 o’clock on a Monday morning. Part of you wants to sleep a few more hours, but the other part tells you it’s time to go to work. You eat breakfast, kiss your family goodbye, and arrive at the University campus in time to start your shift at 7 a.m. After seeing the friendly faces of your co-workers and friends on staff, you think to yourself, “Maybe today won’t be so bad after all.” Your mood changes when you see the mess that has been accumulating in the bathrooms over the weekend....   [tags: Informative Essays]

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The Place of Humanities in University Studies

- The Place of Humanities in University Studies This is NOT an essay - it is a collection of notes which are the foundation of an 800 word comparison of two articles regarding the place of humanities in university studies, and the roles of mass communication.Part 1 (800 words - 30%)You will be given two short readings by the end of Week 3 of the Semester. Identify the approach or approaches used in each, and with reference to the features and examples of the identified approaches as presented in Subject materials, justify your answer.Andrew Riemer's article, "Cannon or Fodder?" (The Weekend Australian, 16-17 November 1996) can be identified as having both Idealist and Leavisite a...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Behind the Blue Curtain by Steven Millhauser

- In the short story, Behind the Blue Curtain by Steven Millhauser, the protagonist is a young boy whose journey begins w In the short story, Behind the Blue Curtain by Steven Millhauser, the protagonist is a young boy whose journey begins with a trip to the movie theater one Saturday afternoon. Although the child attends a feature film each weekend this Saturday is a bit different; this weekend he must go alone, rather than with his father as per usual. Instead of a material treasure, the young boy seeks the treasure of a greater knowledge, enlightenment....   [tags: English Literature]

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Implementation Phase of Communication Assets Project (CAP)

- Implementation Phase of Communication Assets Project (CAP) Abstract This paper discusses the implementation phase of the Communications Assets Project (CAP) Software Configuration Management (SCM). CAP is an interoperable communications inventory software package. The project manager for CAP has asked for an analysis for software configuration management. This paper includes the six major activities: coding, testing, installation, documentation, training and support. This document is a discussion on the transition from the design phase to the implementation phase....   [tags: Software Technology]

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War Against Terrorism: Where Does America?

-        There can be no doubt that our country is facing its greatest challenge, that of restoring its sense of security and rebuilding the morale of our people, while simultaneously waging a war of unknown dimensions against terrorism. After viewing video tapes and acutely listening to news reports and commentaries describing the September eleventh attacks and its aftermath, I realize that there is a great deal of information to contemplate before I would be able to assess somewhat intelligently our country's current position....   [tags: Jihad Essays, ISIS Essays]

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Descriptive Essay - Our Mountain Cabin

- Our Mountain Cabin The ruckus from the bottom of the truck is unbearable, because of the noise and excessive shaking. As we slowly climbed the mountain road to reach our lovely cabin, it seemed almost impossible to reach the top, but every time we reached it safely. The rocks and deep potholes shook the truck and the people in it, like a paint mixer. Every window in the truck was rolled down so we could have some leverage to hold on and not loose our grip we needed so greatly. The fresh clean mountain air entered the truck; it smelt as if we were lost: nowhere close to home....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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What a Society Prepares Itself For

- What a Society Prepares Itself For I'm from Texas. And when I lived in Texas, which was before I lived in New York, my friends were Texans. I don't mean to say they were the all-got-up-in cowboy hats, tight jeans, bit belt buckles, and snakeskin boots kind of Texans a lot of people tend to think about. But I do mean to say they were the beer drinking, football playing, pick-up driving, bar brawling kind of good 'ol Texas boys that don't really exist anywhere else but where I spent the first eighteen years of my life....   [tags: Personal Narrative Racing Death Papers]

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Career Research Paper: Army National Guard

- Career Research Paper: Army National Guard The Army National Guard is a whole new way to serve. It’s all about commitment to help communities in need. It’s solid dedication to the country in war and in peace. They form an elite team that shares similar core values, convictions, and beliefs. To be in the National Guard can mean serving the country part-time, one weekend a month and two weeks a year as most Guard members serve. This is what makes them different from the other branches of the military....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dale Earnhardt and Stock Car Racing

- Dale Earnhardt and Stock Car Racing Over 50 years ago a new sport was introduced. This sport was stock car racing. The organization that sponsors stock car racing is known as National Association of Stock Car Racing, NASCAR. The driver that is identifiable with NASCAR is definitely Dale Earnhardt. Over the years there have been many great stock car racers from Cale Yarborough to Richard Petty and Davy Allison, but no other name was better known than Dale Earnhardt. Whether on the track or in the crowds, there is no possible way a person can look without seeing a black number three or some other Earnhardt insignia....   [tags: Stock Car Racing Dale Earnhardt Essays]

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The Loss of Innocence- Personal Narrative

- The Loss of Innocence- Personal Narrative Orientation, introduction, moving in classes, fraternity exams midterm finals, all flying by with the roar of drag car screaming past you on the side. That is how this past semester has felt like. So far everything has been a blur, "tunnel visioned" towards the end that is now wider as I start to comprehend all of the emotions and information from this past semester. Sitting here in front of my computer finishing on of the last essays I will write this semester about the thing that I have done this semester....   [tags: Papers]

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Learning How to Cook Rice-Personal Narrative

- Learning How to Cook Rice-Personal Narrative During my Duke of Edinburgh Training weekend spent at Tow Ford training centre I learned a great many skills that will stay with me for the rest of my life. I learned how to work effectively in a team; how to pitch a tent, and how to navigate my way around uninhabitable and inhospitable terrain (Longformacus) using nothing but a compass and map. However, the most valuable lesson I learned from this weekend was how not to cook rice....   [tags: Papers]

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Working with the Public- Personal Narrative

- Working with the Public- Personal Narrative Friday, July 23, 2004 was the start of a week that I will never forget. It was the week that Abington Savings Bank converted into Sovereign Bank. I was an employee from Abington Savings Bank that was taken by Sovereign Bank, and it was during that week that I realized how much I hate working with the public. To work with the public you have to have a lot of patience and keep your thoughts to yourself, but at the same time keep a smile on your face and agree with whatever your customer says....   [tags: Papers]

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Abel Tasman National Park Marketing Mix

- 1. When ATE began to diversify its business, discuss what considerations relating to the marketing mix would it have investigated or thought about in the initial stages of their planning activities. First of all, when we are discussing the marketing mix of ATE, we have to consider that ATE does not sell a product. ATE provides services and services are an intangible good which is quite harder to campaign for. When they started to diversify their business 1982 and the year after that, John Wilson was trying to create a product that is styled like a package for his customers....   [tags: Business marketing Strategy]

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Conversation Essay

- “Can you believe that crazy girl Mom?”, asked Brenda. “Well she does love excitement and is willing to try anything like that.”, Explained her mom Bonnie. “ Yeah, but bungee jumping. I just can’t imagine myself doing something like that. But that’s probably why I love her so much. She’s always excited about something and somehow has the power to rub off on people.” Said Brenda. “Yeah she’s always excited about something new every time I see her. She’s just so cute when she plays with Molly, you know, Molly just loves all that attention Daralynn gives her....   [tags: Conversation Essays]

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Cynical Classification of Sexual Partners

- Cynical Classification of Sexual Partners When any thought of cynicism arises, it conjures an image of bitter thirty something divorcees, single alcoholic fathers, or disillusioned old maids. However, this disease is rampant now among "Gen X'ers", and it is certainly no surprise with the miasma of food, cars, money, drugs, and of course sex that assaults early twenties men and women with the frenetic pace of a moving el-train. Yet there is no better example of the reason for American youths cynicism than the meager choice of sex partners in the nineties....   [tags: Expository Classification Essays]

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