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    Why Did Stalemate Develop On The Western Front?

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    The first resistance they came up against was the fortress town of Liege. The Germans tried to capture the 12 fortress' surrounding Liege which controlled the entire railway and main routes the Germans needed. The first German assaults were beaten off with heavy losses. After six days the Germans brought up their siege guns on trains and smashed the fortresses within four days. The importance of this event is that they slowed the German advance down by a few days and it gave the British and French time to see what the Germans were doing.

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  2. The Story of Great Flood of Manu

    The flood swept away all other creatures, and Manu alone survived. Wishing for a progeny, he began to worship and do penance. Then he performed a sacrifice of cooked meal. In the waters he offered melted butter, buttermilk, whey, curd as oblations. In a year, a woman was created out of them. She rose dripping, a melted butter collected at her footprints. Wishing for progeny, he continued to worship and perform penance along with her. Through her this race was generated by him. This is the race of Manu. Whatever blessing he desired through her was all conferred on him.

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  3. Reasons to believe why Lee Harvey Oswald could have assasinated JFK

    Oswald also beat his wife, which shows that he wasn't psychologically stable; this meant that had the mind to assassinate someone. As we know that America is capitalist, as Oswald was communist, this would be a plausible reason to start an attack on JFK. For two and a half years, Oswald lived in the USSR, where he trained in the marines. Here, Oswald would learn different skills and learn how to spy, assassinate and most importantly, how to use a gun and plan operations.

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    The Assassin

    The man looked at the gun with concentrated eyes, burning with a murderous glare. He started to fiddle with the trigger as if he was practicing for something; he pointed it slowly in front of him and sounded the noise of a gun shot. He drew back the trigger...nothing. It was not yet loaded. He lifted out of his pocket one bullet. One shot. Raising the bullet closer to the gun he abruptly stopped and focused his eyes on the piece of lethal metal.

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  5. bowling for columbine

    This is a huge number just for gun deaths. But who is to blame for all these gun crimes and deaths? The Media? The President of the USA? Marilyn Manson? Bowling? (This is a joke that Moore makes during the film because that is what the two boys did before they killed all those children at Columbine school). He leaves you to decide but hints that it could be all 3! Marilyn Manson comes into the picture because he got sued for encouraging violence with his aggressive music and videos.

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  6. Argue against the sale of firearms in America It is appalling that the sale of in America is authorized by the government

    The meaning of the word 'protection' is to 'keep safe from harm or injury', but how in any way does a gun keep a person protected, or preventing them from sustaining an injury, so in what way does a firearm fulfil its purpose of protection. The weapon that people claim can save lives, is actually taking thousands of innocent lives all over America. People can say that a gun is purchased to protect, and if you were to ask a person who owns a gun they would without thought and hesitation say 'yes, a gun does protect and it succeeds

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  7. The Go-BetweenL.P Hartley How significant is symbolism in a novel?

    Everyday he checks the thermometer in the games room and is excited or disappointed depending on results. Leo feels as if he can control the weather, he believes he has the power to influence it. This is also the case with the relationship of Marian and Ted. At the end of the novel Leo suffers a nervous breakdown because he thinks that it is his fault for the events that occur. He feels that he caused the major climaxes of the novel. Without the symbol of heat, the reader would not be clear about how serious Marian and Ted's relationship is.

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  8. Why There Should be Gun Control in the United States

    That number represents the highest death rate in developed countries and can only be reduced by a stricter enforcement of gun control. As a result, the crime rate would get lower and the public would be safer place. In his article "What gun controllers don't want you to know"2, Howard Nemerov, who not only graduated from Harvard and won the National Book Award, but also got the Pulitzer Price, is presenting a vivid example that the inaction of gun control can end in a failure by analyzing official crime rates of the United States from 1992 till 2004.

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  9. Dear Mr. President I am a student who has done a lot of research in gun crime and gun control in America and are writing to tell you that I believe that banning all guns is not the answer, but teaching people not just the young

    Gun control will not help, for it is the people that should be punished not everyone else. The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states "a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." For many years this has been interpreted to mean that everyone has the right to own a gun, but lately many people have come to believe that it means the right of the militia or military to bear arms. The Amendment is really saying two things at once.

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  10. Look at the way in which the Gunas are incorporated into the Hindu vision of the Cosmos. I will base a lot of my essay on the Bhagavad-Gita.

    It binds the soul through attachment with action. Tamas is the darkness and the crudeness in man. It is born of ignorance and is the cause of delusion. It binds the soul through recklessness, indolence and sleep.' The three gunas compete among themselves for supremacy while they exist in the beings. Sattva exists by suppressing Rajas and Tamas. Rajas exist by suppressing Sattva and Tamas. And Tamas by suppressing both Sattva and Rajas. In the eighteenth chapter we come across detailed description of how men with these three qualities act and behave differently and engage themselves in different religious and spiritual activities.

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  11. A content analysis of gun and gun violence references in fifty-cent lyrics

    It was in this year that rapper 50 cent released his first studio, and breakthrough, album, 'Get rich or die trying'. The record went to number one in the US and number 2 in the UK. The album went on to sell 11 million records worldwide. His lyrics were now reaching people overseas, white people in the suburbs as well as children. Many people soon found a problem with his violent lyrics and fifty came under fire from protest groups saying that he was glorifying gun violence.

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  12. How has the character of warfare evolved in the modern and contemporary world?

    Modern machine guns such as the 5.56mm small machine gun used by the British Army can fire 1000 rounds per minute. These machines automated war. More than that, they fundamentally changed the way in which wars were fought. In the days prior to the machine gun, it was single shot guns and rifles which were the most used weapons in person versus person combat. Being single shot, using a rifle meant singling out your target before shooting. To some extent, one had control over where they shot their victim.

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  13. America and Gun Control.

    It is our duty as citizens of the United States to exercise this right. If not for legal gun ownership, the conception as well as the success of the American Revolution may have been jeopardized. In 1775, when the British government knocked down American citizens' doors demanding them to disarm, we refused. We came together, with the aid of guns, to overthrow the tyrannical British government which wrongfully attempted to deprive us of our freedom. As a result, our nation was created on the foundation of individuals' freedom and God given human rights. These rights are expressed in the Bill of Rights.

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  14. No Guardian, No Shepherd.

    These laws limited or in most cases, forbided using, keeping, carrying, producing and trading firearms by civilians. As humanity arrived the twenty first century, almost hundred and twenty years after passing first gun control laws not only the dream of those who naively believed that gun control will mean violence control has not come true but violence and particularly armed violence has become a bigger and more serious problem in societies and as nations move on and gun control laws become tighter, this problem shows a dirtier and more dangerous face than ever.

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  15. The Concept Of Dharma in Hinduism and Theravada Buddhism.

    be taken up, a way of going, a way of moving in thought, feeling, word, and deed.2 It is essential to note that dharma in Hinduism signifies the code of conduct of the individual or group; the precepts of social behaviour whereas dhamma does not insinuate definite sociological obligations. As a personal obligation and a way of conduct, dhamma is understood to be the path utilized to escape the suffering within this world leading to enlightment. At the very core of dhamma for Theravada Buddhists, are the 2 foundations of the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path.

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  16. The enormous diversity of Hinduism reflects its long history of more than 3000 years and the hundreds of millions of people who follow Hinduism (Colledge, 1999).

    Thus Hindu Mandir can be seen as an active community centre. Hindu Mandir does not receive any government funding and it is entirely dependent on donations by its members. All the staff in the temple are volunteers. Hindu Mandir has got approximately 260 family members, which makes approximately 700 - 800 individuals. One-year membership costs � 2 per family. Hindu Mandir has got 13 committee members, of which 7 are women. The committee members are selected through election every four years, and they are responsible for organising the events, which take place in the temple.

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  17. 'The Assassin' He crept as silently as night, eyes fixed on his pray. His swift action allowed him to stay hidden. Inching slowly but expertly towards the house, he avoided any possible danger. Carefully hidden, he starts to lift the gun,

    A good night, he thought, for what would come later. He heard a soft crunching sound in the distance. He turned towards the driveway, he could see the familiar red car creeping back up towards the house. Eventually the car stopped just outside the front door, just as he thought it would, and the driver turned off the engine with a quick twist of the wrist. There was a moment of silence as the driver collected his briefcase from the front passenger seat. Suddenly there was a click of the dented car door, then the driver stepped out of the car.

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  18. Gun Control

    The Treasury and Justice departments had released a study, which had found that 18- to 20-year-olds, 4 percent of the total population account for 24 percent of gun murders in United States. Guns are made for one purpose, and that purpose is to kill. Guns are especially dangerous in the hands of people who don't know how to use them (i.e., kids and teenagers) as well as those who are mentally ill and/or have a temper problem. Look at how easily young people get access to guns.

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  19. He was on his way to pick someone up, someone who wasn't a regular customer at the mini cab service he worked for

    The whole area had reeked of a mixture of: urine, excrement, vomit, and another indistinguishable-but unpleasant-scent. The pavement had been piled high with an array of rubbish: nappies, food tins, paper, tin foil, needles, and pill bottles. The buildings were in a severe state of disrepair with either boarded up windows or no windows at all. Marks hand instinctively reached down for his Walther PPK handgun, he felt small and insignificant as the gangs wandered past, glaring at passers by, but the feel of his gun comforted him (although he had never fired any weapon in anger before).

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  20. nightmare. Linda ran out of the bank; gun in hand towards a back alley.

    Well you see sir". All of a sudden Noel throws up all over the teachers' desk and register. Mr Kipling jumped up in disgust and Noel ran out of the office and through the main doors were he ran into Linda his knew neighbour. "Wow! What's the hurry Noel"? Noel said nothing and continued to run on. Linda decided to follow him as she was going back home herself. Linda had followed Noel all the way back to his garden. Linda peered over her fence and saw Noel go into his shed. After a short while she heard a bang.

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  21. Gun crime has increased in recent years, including a near doubling of handgun offences since 1996, the year of the Dunblane massacre.

    That said, there is great concern about rising gun use within other communities in London and elsewhere So-called Yardie gangs were certainly involved in the growth of crack in the UK. But Lee Jasper, chair of the Trident advisory group, says the majority of those involved are now British-born. As their drug trade has become more established, gangs have become more inclined to carry guns to command the respect of rivals, he said. Community campaigners at the sharp end say much more needs to be done to prevent young men from poor areas being sucked into a gang culture which claims to provide respect and standing.

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  22. Why did a stalemate develop on the Western Front?

    Once set up this colossal firepower could fire 660 rounds per minute. Any attacker would easily be cut to shreds if they tried to break the stalemate. Unfortunately these guns were useless in the offensive as they took three men to carry around; one carrying the tripod, one carrying the gun itself and other for the ammunition. If the men were successful and managed to find a suitable place to set up the machine, it would take two or three minutes to set it up and in No-Man's Land those three minutes could mean life or death.

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  23. TajMahal 1852.

    Each step was slow and steady there was no rush at dusk. The air was cool but the humidity of the afternoon could still be seen as the tropical trees in the landscape had a mist of vapour round the branches and the leaves. The atmosphere was calm and cultural the only people to be seen on the path were the men. Conversation between the men was bitter, the short stubby man wearing khaki clothes stood out, he was new to the place of beauty.

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  24. 'The Kamasutra - a work of erotic fantasy useless to the scholar'.

    Moreover, depending on ones class, power and authority must be respected. Purity is a major theme of ancient India, especially for the Brahman, as the Brahman have studied the work of the Vedas of Dharma they enforce the laws surrounding purity. For example, Brahman were meant to be strict vegetarians. Moreover, the food could only be cooked by another Brahmin as they are the only class pure enough to perform such an act. As women were culturally seen as "creatures of lust" there simply had to be laws and frameworks on how to intercourse and interact with woman.

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  25. CLAIM: Gun crime has almost trebled in most cities over the last year. FACT: The number of offences in which firearms were reportedly used rose from 16,000 in 1994 to 19,500 in 2001.

    Now they are under more pressure to record crimes, the statistics have jumped upwards. The British Crime Survey found that violent crime has fallen by 17 percent since 1999. The survey says, "For violence against the person offences, the impact of recording changes may have been to turn a 5 percent real fall into an 8 percent increase." CULTURE SECRETARY Kim Howells has attacked the "macho idiots" of rap music. Howells has never laid into the violence and bigotry promoted by white rock groups, and he ignores black singers who denounce violence like Ms Dynamite.

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