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Avery DailProfessor HinckleyEnglish 50Essay: ArgumentativeJuly 22, 2014"But What Do You Mean?"In Deborah Tannen's essay "But What Do You Mean?," she discusses how men and women differ in their use of communication "rituals." Women are designed to take other person's feelings into consideration and men are designed to maintain a one-sided position. She describes seven ways men and women miscommunicate. First, women use apologies to reassure an individual and men can misinterpret apologies as acceptance of them taking the blame. Second, men criticize more directly than women. Women "soften" their criticism in order to spare the feelings of the person they are criticizing. Third, women...
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Course: Writing Opinion EssayConductors: Mrs. Saida IrgashevaGroup: 314Student: Aziza AlimovaStudents should acquire transferable skills rather than technical ones at universityIt is argued that transferable skills are of much importance than the technical skills we acquire at university. Most employers seek for interpersonal and communicative candidates; personally, I think it is true that transferable skills should be given more respect than the latter when taught at universities. Several reasons to support my view will be further discussed in the essay.To begin with, technical skills more often come specifically through education or training. People need the knowledge or technical skills...
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Heather Hansen Argumentative Essay Module 7Professor: Michael Holt Due: 6/23/2014 @ 11:59pm Thanks SmartThinking Staff!Homeschooling has grown in popularity for a wide variety of reasons. I agree with most whom may claim homeschooling for children is bad because children spend too much time at home, indoors, lacking interaction. However, I have found this to be untrue considering these routes to education involve much more than initially originated. I just may consider homeschooling equal, or even superior to public and private routes leading to proper education. For example, support groups, co-op families and community structured sport teams,' makes this process much more communal than the...
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When you first think about the movie Fight Club, great argumentative skills is not something that comes to mind as an essential part of the characters. After more thought and a deeper analysis of this movie though, Tyler Durden shown through as a very persuasive and effective arguer. He uses many different tactics and ideas to successfully win his arguments, even though technically, its just Edward Norton arguing with himself.Part of what makes Tyler Durden such a success during arguments is the way he uses his competitors knowledge against them. He has a certain pattern for arguing that works almost every time. He states his idea and what he believes about a subject, and then...
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Aspects of an Argumentative Essay
The argumentative essay is an essay in which you argue a point -- an essay in which you prove a thesis.
The argumentative essay starts with an introduction. The introduction is the gateway into your paper, and it serves two roles. The introduction should grab your reader's attention and let him or her know what your paper will be about. Your thesis must also let your reader know what your essay will be about. By the time he or she finishes your conclusion, the reader should know what you intend to write about, what you think of that subject, and what specific statement you intend to prove.
The body is where you stop talking about what you're...
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Argumentative Essay Australian Swimmers and Bodysuits: should they be worn in competition? An issue that has been debated lately is weather or not the Olympic athletes should be able to wear the full bodysuits. This debate started in May this year, just before the trials for the swimming team, who were to compete in the upcoming Sydney Olympic games.The bodysuits are being produced by Speedo and Adidas. They are made out of mainly Lycra, blended with a number of other materials. Nothing that could help an athlete cheat. They are intended to reduce the drag in the water and support the swimmers muscles while in motion. There are no hidden flippers, motors or propellers. There are certain...
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The first step is improving sex education: Argumentative essay.In the U.S, more than 750,000 girls ages 15-19 become pregnant every year. More than 80percent of these are unintended pregnancies, according to dosomething.org. That is a great amountof teenagers that could have potentially dodged a bullet with a little more sexual education. Will a lackof sexual education continue to play a role in the overwhelming amount of teenage mothers in America?In my opinion of course it will. Just like the article states, sex education is rising in American schools,and this is in favor of my argument on how I greatly support this upward movement my reason is weare just falling way behind! Further...
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In William Shakespeare’s Othello, the antagonist Iago shows evil motivations towards the protagonist Othello that could be considered obsessive. This pattern of behavior can be compared to the BBC television rendition of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and its antagonist Moriarty. Iago and Moriarty’s obsessive behavior greatly effect Othello and Sherlock’s lives respectively that provide a solid argumentative comparison between the two. William Shakespeare’s Othello presents and “evil” character, Iago, who can be compared to the Arthur Conan Doyle TV adaption of BBC Sherlock’s Moriarty.
Iago takes on many different persona’s to enact his plan of revenge upon Othello. He plays the...
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Ser esa gotaEl propósito de este ensayo es argumentar sobre los deberes éticos que el profesionista tiene por su participación activa y pasiva en la sociedad, promoviendo el respeto a la comunidad y a vivir íntegramente. Los valores son lo que permite que todo a nuestro alrededor se lleve a cabo de manera íntegra y ética, tomando en cuenta que la ética debe ser, más que una preocupación, una forma de vida que puede ayudar a encontrar el balance en la vida. Como profesionistas y como futuros líderes, se debe cumplir esta manera de vivir y de manejar lo que controla la sociedad de la que forma parte, que se preocupe...
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Marseliene Kuo 10U08MA REQUEST FOR SPORTS/MUSICAL EVENTSSports and Musical events are a few of many attractions to attend. Filled with lots of colour and music, many people can have fun and enjoy themselves in many ways with the events or the stalls, which are around the area. However, to provide the public with such an event takes a lot of time, equipment, and a lot of people to be able to create such an event.There are a lot of ups and downs when it comes to staging an event like this. For example, it is really time consuming and not to mention, really pricy. To plan such an event will take a lot of time. Firstly, a group or person has to find a team that can help with the research on what...
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CHILDREN OF DIVORCE11Children of Divorce: The Effects of Divorce in the Present and FutureMathew GrayDeVry UniversityProfessor Joyce Crawford-MartinezAugust 26th, 2014The outcome of divorce in this day and age is almost as common as a quarter landing on heads. Studies have shown, that just about one in every two marriages result in a divorce. Nevertheless, when two parents decide that they are ready to pack up and go their separate ways, it usually ends badly for the children, resulting in a downward spiral of emotion and physiological issues. Take it from someone who has been there, my parent's divorced when I was eight years old. I grew up resenting divorce because I never wanted my child...
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"Are you hot? Are you cold? Are you wearing that? Where's your books and your lunch and your homework at? Grab your coat and your gloves and your scarf and hat. Don't forget; you got to feed the cat!" (1)
Anita Renfroe wrote these catchy words for the song "Momisms", sung to the
familiar tune of the William Tell Overture. Her words best describe a typical day of
mayhem through the eyes of a mother. Mothers who stay at home know that at times,
their lives can be discombobulating. Despite the chaos, stay-at-home mothers get the
tremendous responsibility of only having one chance of raising their children in...
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Brave New World: Argumentative Paragraph The people of Brave New World are not aware of the truth, because most of the time they are on the drug soma. At a young age they are conditioned to think what the society wants them to think, resulting in a false "utopia". This is the one topic which I feel encompasses many of the major themes in this novel. There are many situations where the author, Aldous Huxley, will show the readers how disorientated the society is. "A gramme is always better than a gram … A gramme in time saves nine … One cubic centimeter cures ten gloomy sentiments … Everybody's happy nowadays … Every one works for every one else …When the...
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[Author's Name][Instructor's Name][Course Title][Date of Submission]Argumentative PaperIntroductionThe prevalence of both overweight and obesity in the U.S has increased considerably over the last two decades, and studies reporting nationwide trends now abound in medical journals of all types, appearing in subspecialty as well as prominent cross-specialty journals. According to Hill et al. (p. 29), 54 percent of the United States population is overweight and even more alarming is that 31 percent are obese. Cristol (p. 10-12) reports that 26 percent of men and 28 percent of women are obese by age 36. Overweight and obesity prevalence among adolescents is 30.4...
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Most people do not like to talk or even think about death; much less the topic of ending one’s own life. However, for some, death is a desired alternative to living in agony. Euthanasia has been a topic of debate since antiquity, and both sides stand firm on their beliefs. The right to choose death is illegal in most countries. I believe in people’s freedom to do what they please with their own bodies. The basic right of liberty is what America was founded on. Euthanasia should be a legal option.
It’s important to start by understanding the different types of euthanasia. Allowing someone to die is, “Forgoing or withdrawing medical treatment that offers no hope of benefit to the...
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Since the early 1980's, the issue of America's faltering public school system has become a serious concern. The crisis in K-12 education is one of the biggest challenges facing the nation. There is a great deal of evidence to show this problem. The pathetically low results of American students through international test scores is one obvious fault. Another is the failure of many students to demonstrate their knowledge of basic skills and literacy. It is surprising that such a long time has passed without any sufficient effort put forth to correct the problem. Even more surprising, is the fact that some deny that such a problem exists.The failure of the nation to adequately educate the...
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Voluntary euthanasia is the act of ending someone's life when he or she requests it. Many countries such as the Netherlands and some parts of America have legalized voluntary euthanasia and most people do support it. There is some opposition however, to voluntary euthanasia, for example the church who believes that euthanasia is "Playing God" and that lives can only be ended when God chooses to. Voluntary euthanasia should be made available to terminally ill patients to ensure them that they do not have to suffer pain if they do not wish to.Firstly, voluntary euthanasia helps to end the lives of the terminally ill, who are suffering unbearable pain. No one should have to go through this...
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Essay on Scottish Independence."The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves"-Walt WhitmanCurrently Scotland is part of the United Kingdom. Scottish Independence is "a political aim for some political parties, advocacy groups, and individuals in Scotland for the country to once again become an independent sovereign state." A Referendum ("A general vote by the electorate on a single political question which has been referred to them for a direct decision.") will be held on Thursday, 18 September, 2014 to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country. I am for Scotland being an independent country primarily because of, but not limited to, the points...
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There is much controversy when determining whether Roman rule benefited the entire empire, or just the city of Rome and Italy. There are more facts that point toward Roman rule benefiting the whole empire, not just Rome and Italy. The roads built throughout the empire were an advantage to everyone, the education system was fair to Roman children, and trading was active all over the Roman Empire.Roads built by the Roman army throughout the empire assisted everyone who was in the empire. "These technological advantages made the shipment of goods across land much easier." Food, clothing, and other necessities were needed in densely populated areas of the empire; the roads made it so much easier...
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The Greatest SeasonSummer is one of the most anticipated times of the year. It is considered by most as their long holiday or freedom from their jobs or schools. While some people maintain that spring, fall, or even winter are the best seasons, there are many reasons that summer is much better than any of the others.One of the main attractions of summer is its temperature. When one hears the word summer the first thing to pop into his or her mind is either, heat, holiday, or sports. Though some people may argue that it is not enjoyable to have the temperature sky rocket to 40 C, they would really hate if the temperature was minus 40 C, as they would have to bog their bodies down with heavy...
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Argumentative Essay: Should Women Be Allowed To Go Topless in Public
In the summer of 1996 Gwen Jacobs enjoyed a topless summer stroll during
which she was seen by a local O.P.P officer, was apprehended and subsequently
charged with indecent exposure. Gwen Jacobs pleaded not guilty in court and won
the right to go topless in Ontario. This incident brought up an excellent
question: should women be allowed to go topless on public beaches and in other
public areas? The answer is strictly no, women should not be allowed to go
topless anywhere outside of their own home.
One of the many reasons why I believe that women should not be allowed
to go topless is with respect to...
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Argumentative essayTimes have changed significantly. Many of the morals, values, beliefs, and ideas that were once enforced strongly, have now been tossed out the window. The idea of how things should be and how individuals go about their lives is completely opposite of what it once was. Women fought long and hard over the years to establish the degree of respect they receive today. Through pain, struggle, tears, and failure, women reached the ultimate goal of individuality and freedom. The possibilities for women today are endless. Everyone is reaching for the stars and making their dreams come true. The readings, in which we have forged our way thru, have all been written by male writers....
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Baseball Contraction will only hurt the Game
A. Baseball is the American pastime and has been played for over 125 years.
B. It is an organization that has teams in both the United States and Canada and it also boasts players from countries all over the world.
C. It is also a league that has been criticized for giving its players absurd contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Internal Preview--Major League Baseball is a multi-billion dollar organization with aristocrat billionaire owners and the most powerful union organization ever in the Major League Baseball Players Association.
A. Major League Baseball owners have voted to...
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Drug abuse is a sensitive subject to deal with as it always relates to health, well-being and even lives of human beings belonging to any country. Many people are against mandatory drug testing because they see it as a violation of the Constitution. Having the right to reject unnecessary checking and searches is the Fourth Amendment in the American constitution, otherwise known as a person's right to privacy. However, company employers have to ensure the quality of the employees and the safety for all members. They have the right to know whether or not the people working under them are stable to do their jobs.
Allowing drug testing has triggered quite a rampage. Supporters of the...
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Argumentative Essay"Learner drivers don't get enough experience in different types of weather conditions before they get their Probationary License".A Driver's Education program should be introduced into the secondary schools curriculum as a compulsory subject. Making this subject compulsory would mean that all students would have to complete the course so they could be permitted to go for their license. A course designed to give students' enough experience in would help to improve the quality of drivers that are on the road, this would hopefully mean that the roads would be safer. Having this as a subject is just as important to students as any other subject in the school.A driver education...
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When a brand-new computer produced by a factory arrives in a company, it can do nothing. The hardware needs software to makes it work. It is the applications software, such as word processing or spreadsheet software. Because application software cannot communicate directly with the hardware, so the operating system serves as intermediary software between the applications software and the hardware. An operating system is a set of programs that lies between applications software and the computer hardware. It is the fundamental software that control as access to all other software and hardware resources. There are various kind of operating system such as Windows, UNIX, Solaris, and much more....
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Abortion: Choice Vs. MurderIs it a right to have children or is it a privilege? Does every women have the right to chose to have a child or to have an abortion?Having an abortion can only be decide by women, due to the fact, that the abortion has a lifelong changing effect that is irreversible. No other person has the right to choose for her. She is the individual, who will under go all the transformations that pregnancy has in store.Therefore, the choice she makes can only be hers. An unwanted pregnancy can be very difficult for women; especially if the pregnancy was unplanned for, or if she had not taken the proper precautions to ensure a pregnancywould not occur. The worst-case scenario...
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As soon as a novel must be read or becomes part of a literary course, the joy of reading it is immediately lost due to the fact that the particular novel may not be interest to the student, the student may hurry to finish the novel and by the extent to which the novel is studied.The joy of reading a novel is lost when a novel is not of interest to the reader because the reader would not be able to relate to any of the characters, and would therefore not be able to fully imagine what the author intended to be imagined at a particular moment in the novel. Not being able to imagine in a novel does not allow the novel to be read properly which further causes the reader to lose interest in the...
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Every American girl has the opportunity and ability to become someone successful in our ever-growing society here in America. As they grow older, young ladies have dreams of becoming a doctor, astronaut, or even President racing through their minds. Especially now, girls can vision becoming anything, whether it be a construction worker or head CEO of a company, the opportunities are endless. Women in America are now set at ease with laws that protect their rights from being violated and discriminated against just for being female. Unfortunately not every place in the world is as lucky as the women here in the US. The rights of Muslim women in the Middle East are despicably being violated in...
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Pictured on the back cover of the comic book "Ghost World," by Daniel Clowes, are the two main characters of the book in full color. This strikingly significant image, surely shrugged off by most Clowes' readers, represents worlds of diversity within the frames of the book. Sporting pink spandex pants underneath her goldfinch yellow skirt and a blue t-shirt to match perfectly, Enid seems to live her life outside the bubble. She's a very dynamic girl, especially interested in her surroundings and people around her. On the other hand, Becky is dressed like a "typical" girl, with a long black skirt and a white blouse, thus representing her conforming presence in the world. Becky is...
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What is right, must be kept right; what is wrong, must be set right. A man of principle. A man who has a word of honor. A man that beholds the attributes such as discipline, intelligence, bravery, and hard work. In every issue, he has a stand. A stand that he believes in and fight for. He asserts himself with courage and projects himself with a stern face, but has a heart that aims to have a peaceful and jus society. He leads his people with an iron fist that makes sure that everyone goes by the rules. When going against injustice, he sees no rank and position just to take things into right direction. The man who possesses all of these and who believes in the motto said above...
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The advancement in technology has lead to the treatment of many diseases. Stem cell research has provided hope and has brought optimism among the scientists and doctors in curing the patients who suffered or died due to the once called "untreatable" diseases decades ago. Stem cells are the ones which can develop into any type of a body cell including the cells of blood, liver, brain, muscles, and many more. They are found in adult bone marrow, embryos, fetuses, and blood from the umbilical cord (Bailey 100). Stem cell research is the latest advancement in biotechnology which shows how an organism develops from a single cell and how healthy cells replace damaged cells in adult organisms. This...
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Afghan Conflicts and American Projects"The American people did not choose this fight. It came to our shores, and started with the senseless slaughter of our citizens." Said by Barack Obama on May 2nd, after the death of Osama Bin Laden, the former leader of al Qaeda. That was the start of the "end" of the war on terrorism. How could this be, with still 99,000 U.S. troops still in Afghanistan? What are they doing over there in the desserts of the Middle East, having a party? No, they are dying for the war on terrorism, but the real world does not want to accept that fact, because they are too stubborn to realize that the war on terrorism is not over, will not be over, and cannot be over.For...
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The legalization of marijuana has recently been a rather controversial issue, although there should be no issue at all. Marijuana should be legalized. Prohibition was once tried with alcohol and it was proven that it does not work in any manner, and it should soon be proven again with marijuana. Some reasons why marijuana should be legal include there are numerous medical benefits, its creates a very harmful underground society, and prohibition costs very much money.There is very much proof that shows the legalization of marijuana would have more of a positive impact on society than a negative one. This includes the elimination of the underground society, which mostly consists of drug...
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- -As soon as a novel must be read or becomes part of a literary course, the joy of reading it is immediately lost due to the fact that the particular novel may not be interest to the student, the student may hurry to finish the novel and by the extent to which the novel is studied.The joy of reading a novel is lost when a novel is not of interest to the reader because the reader would not be able to relate to any of the characters, and would therefore not be able to fully imagine what the author intended to be imagined at a particular moment in the novel. Not being able to imagine in a novel does not allow the novel to be read properly which further causes the reader to lose interest in the...
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Nomo phobia, or no mobile phobia, is the feeling of anxiety most people get when they cannot use their cell phones or they do not have their phones. Think about how you feel when you don’t have your phone with you or when the battery dies. Some teens say that cell phones improve their lives by making simple tasks, such as sending someone a message, more convenient. Approximately 75 percent of teens own cell phones and almost half of them are smart phones. Although cell phones make life easier for teenagers, their excessive use of cell phones is harmful to their health, interfering with their ability to function effectively in society, and creating a dangerous environment for people in other...
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Fast-Food Advertising Deceives Americans to ObesityWith every precious tick of the clock, an American rushes to perform yet another task in a day with a meager 24 hours. With all the activity encompassed within these hours, many aspects of life are neglected. One of these aspects--the most important and vital one, in fact-- is self-nourishment. One must eat foods that are healthy as well as conducive to optimal bodily function and survival. In an attempt to adequately nourish themselves, Americans have fallen victim to seductive fast-food advertising that falsely leads them to believe that fast-food is healthy; this is an unconscionable misrepresentation on the part of the advertisers and...
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Fairy tales picture a world filled with magic, love and the triumph of the good over the evil. Fairy tales are a window to other worlds where the wildest dreams can come true and the hero always lives happily ever after preferably paired with his loved one. Although some people argue that fairy tales are full of stereotypes, filled with frightening monsters and promote racism and sexism I believe that they are wrong because fairy tales provide valuable moral lessons to children, teach them other countries' cultures promote the imagination and the cognitive development and therefore they should be read to young children.As a first argument, supporting that fairy tales should be read to...
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What is medical tourism? Medical tourism is the act of traveling to another country to obtain medical, dental or surgical care and at the same time have a tour on that particular country (Wikipedia, n.d.). Medical tourism has become a growing trend probably because of two reasons: a high cost of healthcare in industrialized nations, as well as the ease and affordability of international travel. Healthcare in industrialized nations offer about more than twice the price in developing countries (n.a. 2006. Philippines Medical Tourism on the Rise: All Headline News. Retrieved Nov 19, 2006 from http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7005337592). With the simplicity and affordability of traveling...
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Not everyone is lucky enough to be able to afford to continue his or her education into the college level. Financial aid helps those in need to continue their education, however, financial aid does not help everyone. One important group of people left out of receiving financial aid are those under the age of 25, unmarried, with no children, and completely independent of their parent's income. Because of how the system works, these people must present their parent's income on the FAFSA to see if they qualify for any financial aid.Even if proof can be supplied to prove independence from one's parents it makes no difference to the financial aid officials. Tax forms, checking account statements,...
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Our nation has changed over the years. There is no question about that. The generation that my grandfather grew up in during the 1930’s and 1940’s has often been called “The Greatest Generation” (Brokaw). Why is my generation not talked about for our inventions and advances in technology? Maybe that the downfall of our generation has been the media and the influence it has on the public? There is no doubt that the media can spin a story into a shocking and scary account produced solely on the intent to sell. This information force-fed to the public can cause fear and hatred to develop within our country and result in gun violence and bloodshed. One reason for the amount of youth violence...
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This a rebuttal!!!Read the article on this link first:http://www.cheathouse.com/essay/essay_view.php?p_essay_id=44374You don't have to but it is advisable, for that is the text I'm refering to in my arguement.Maybe it's the year 2010 or 3010, cloning I believe is something that is inevitable. I mean its already started with animals, and considering us humans are animals aswell, then its only a matter of time before it hits us. So what do we do? Drop everything and run, embrace this technology with open arms, start reading on how to become a Jedi or should we all start building bomb shelters and prepare for Armageddon. Considering that no one can look into the future I can't answer that...
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Nuclear energy is the world's largest source of emission-free energy which is produced by nuclear reactions.Today, nuclear energy is the world's largest source of emission-free energy. Nuclear power plants produce no controlled air pollutants, such as sulphur or greenhouse gases. The use of nuclear energy in place of other energy sources helps to keep the air clean, because there isn't any harmful output after a nuclear reaction. Nuclear energy also avoids ground-level ozone formation and prevent acid rain The amount of energy which is produced in nuclear power plants is extremely high and it is not easy to see that nuclear energy also reduces the dependence on imported oil and that is why...
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For fifty years, the unexplained aircraft wreckage found outside Roswell, New Mexico, has been in the centre of on-going speculation about alien life forms and US Government and Military cover-ups. It is my personal belief that extraterrestrial bodies are present in this Universe and have landed on earth. There is evidence pointing to the fact that there are aliens present in the universe. Retired military officials will admit to there being extraterrestrials being present on earth.An excellent example of this is what happened in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. When the US Government and Military first found the wreckage of an unidentified aircraft, they issued a press release stating that...
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Should Affirmative Action Be Dismantled?In 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Executive Order 1124 requiring employers toactively seek the inclusion of qualified minorities among their pool of applicants when hiring("Affirmative Action" 18). This act signaled the birth of affirmative action. Broadly defined,affirmative action refers to the efforts to increase educational and employment opportunities forminorities. More specifically, it applies to various policies and programs designed to increase thenumber of minorities admitted into colleges and universities ("Affirmative Action" 16). Theorigin of affirmative action programs was dependent on one's race but subsequently extended tosex,...
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On June 28th, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed the Minimum Drinking Age Act into law. This was a sad day for America - it marked the verge of a period where brave soldiers sacrificing their lives at war could not even legally enjoy a beer and where 20 year-old couples could not even have a sip of champagne at their own wedding. As if this was not enough, the saddest part in this mischief is that it made our problems even worse. Prohibitionists are very naïve, if not imbecile, people. In the 1920s, they tried to prevent people from drinking alcoholic beverages. As a result, those who once were moderate and responsible drinkers began to drink great quantities of alcohol...
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One of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world is the Great Pyramid of Giza. This wonder is “built to the last” for the future. However, this wonder is falling apart from bad weather conditions and we should try to keep it balanced and endured. If this wonder is damaged, preserving it would be difficult. We should try to preserve this wonder because it has a historical significance, a great architecture, and a deeper understanding of the Egyptian culture.
The Great Pyramid Giza is one of the most studied for its historical significance. The civilization of Egypt may learn the main reason why this wonder was built. Pharaoh Khufu built this wonder with his companions because this was going...
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It’s Time to Put an End to Campus Isolation
A situation on campus which I would like to see changed is not so much the increasing ethnically and racially-based separation of student clubs and organizations, but the lack of communication and exchange between them.
There are valid arguments for the various racially "isolated" clubs in that they provide a support network and common identity for students who might otherwise feel culturally marooned on a campus as large as ours. (Specifically, I feel that the "Iranian Students Club," "Armenian Americans" and "Hillel House," to name a few, all provide emotional support to students away from home and their native...
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Revolution of 1800Many would argue that Jefferson's election in 1800 was a "revolution" of sorts, however, there is little evidence to support this claim. Hardly any institutions previously established were changed or dissolved in the Jefferson administration. Jefferson barely even changed any policies or acts. Also, Jefferson's administration changed no more than any other president following a president of an opposing party did. In fact, Jefferson turned out to be very moderate throughout his presidency. The changes that had been made had already happened in a more localized manner throughout the nation. Although Jefferson did many things that were somewhat new for the time, they were not...
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Gun ControlIn early December of 1999, William Manies, 52, of Fountain City, TN returned to his former office to get even with the 45-year-old woman who fired him a month before. Manies, a carry concealed weapon permit holder, walked into the office and pointed a .38-caliber pistol at the victim and executed her while she sat in her chair, talking on the phone. This violent act and other very serious crimes like it are committed on a regular basis.There are many small things that the government could do to limit the number of handgun related deaths, but the most obvious thing is to enact stricter handgun control laws and to make it more difficult to get a carry concealed weapon permit. These...