Drugs Should NOT be Legal ???Everyone agrees that something must be done about the tremendous physical ?and emotional health problems that drug abuse causes. Concern about the abuse ?of drugs is so widespread that recent polls indicate it to be one of the most ?serious problems in today's world, threatening the security and freedom of whole ?nations. Politicians, health experts and much of the general public feel that no ?issue is more important than drug abuse. America's other pressing social ?problems- disease, poverty, child abuse and neglect, and corruption- often have ?a common element; that is drug abuse. The use of illegal drugs such as cocaine, ?crack, heroin and marijuana cause extensive harm to the body and brain. Yet, ?even after knowing this many people want illegal drugs to be legalized in every ?aspect. The last thing we need is a policy that makes widely available ?substances that impair memory, concentration and attention span; why in God's ?name foster the uses of drugs that make you stupid? The campaign for drug ?legalization is morally disgusting.The number of people who are addicted to ?illegal drugs or are users of these drugs is quite shocking. Drug abuse is ?clearly an injurious and sometimes fatal problem. The leaders of the ?international economic summit in Paris in July 1989 concluded that the ?devastating proportions of the drug problem calls for
Leong JiaMin Leong Ms. Kavytha Humanities 1th March 2011 United States of America and Germany: Friends For Real? The United States of America, also known as USA, is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington, D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent, with Canada to the east and Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also possesses several territories in the Caribbean and Pacific. (W1 - United States) The very name of the country, America, was given by the German geographer Martin Waldseemüller in 1507. (W12 – Relations between the United States and Germany) Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany is a country in Western and Central Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea; to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic; to the south by Austria and Switzerland; and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The territory of Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and is influenced by a temperate. With 81.8 million inhabitants, it is
2/13/2007 An Essay Against The Censorship of Video Games | Ryan Tenorio Junior Seminar Video games have become about as main-stream as television and movies, and because of the immense market it has, video games are in a state where they can begin to influence, just like other forms of entertainment media. People from both sides of the coin argue on how much influence video games, more specifically violent ones, are having on the people that play them. Around the United States, bills are beginning to sprout from these debates on banning games based on if they may be harmful for children. However, it is argued that these bills aren't justified because they work off of declaring if a video game is morally suitable or not, and have no scientific basis. I believe that the completely censorship of games is a bad idea because video games are valid expressions of ideas, the arguments against them are based off of questionable research, and the matter simply cannot be legislated upon because the whole argument is based off of moral values. Since the 1990's, video games have become a target for relating bad behavior in children. Early games that featured violent or suggestive scenes such as Mortal Kombat and Night Trap were some of the first titles to be used as a basis for argument. Before then, no rating system existed, until in 1994 the Entertainment Software Review Board (ESRB)
Introduction In this essay the writer is going to describe a range of ideological perspectives in relation to a chosen media article. The article entitled 'The Cotton Wool Children' made the writer consider how families have changed in modern Britain. How the article was presented by the media and in relation to the assumptions and images it reflects on the context of families, the pressures upon families and family life in modern Britain. The writer read the story in the Sun newspaper on the 6th June 2007. Where did this article come from? The Children's Society did a survey and here are some of the results. Our children are not being given the opportunity to 'play out' i.e. play outside the family home. Adults are too anxious about their children's safety to let them spend time playing outside with their friends; a freedom that most parents enjoyed themselves. The survey also revealed that many parent's childhood friendships lasted a life-time. The survey was conducted by GfKNop and this is the first in a series called 'Reflections on Childhood' that is being commissioned by the Children's Society as part of its Good Childhood Enquiry. These findings came in the wake of a recent report from UNICEF in which the UK ranked at the bottom of the peer relationships table in international standing, (An Overview of Child Well Being in Rich Countries, UNICEF 2007).
Information Technology in a Global Society - article commentary "What are the security risks of employees using mobile devices in their workspace?"
International Baccalaureate Information Technology in a Global Society Portfolio -1 What are the security risks of employees using mobile devices in their workspace? (Business and Employment) April 2010 Word Count: 994 Article: Inderscience. "A Portable Security Risk."ScienceDaily 31 March 2010. 14 April 2010 <http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100331081133.htm>. Table of Contents: Criteria A Presentation of the Issue .............................................................. p.3 Criteria B The IT Background of the Issue........................................................p.4 Criteria C The impact of the issue ...............................................................p.6 Criteria D A solution to the problem arising .....................................................p.7 Works Cited ...............................................................................p. 8 News Article: A Portable Security Risk ...............................................................p. 9 Criteria A: Presentation of the Issue Costumers are easily convince in buying new mobile device such as media players, flash drives and smart phones, for work and entertainment, because of their many unique features and many helpful applications. According to a global survey more than two thirds of all cooperation allows employees to bring in personal mobile devices
Alice Wang Genetics of Organisms Question: Is an unknown Drosophila mutation dominant or recessive, and is it X-linked or autosomal? Hypothesis: The offspring of a pair of reciprocal Drosophila crosses is determined by which the mutation is dominant or recessive and whether it is x-linked or autosomal. Materials: * Drosophila cultures * Dry active yeast * Fly nap wands * Ether * Fruit fly media * Small paint brushes * Dissecting microscopes * Glass vials * Foam stoppers Outline: . First week: Immobilize and remove the adult flies of the original vial. Observe them carefully under the dissecting microscope. Separate the males from the females and look for the mutation(s). Note whether the mutation(s) is/are associated with the males or females. 2. Place the parents in the morgue( jar containing alcohol). Label the vial containing the eggs or larvae with the symbols for the mating. Also label the vial with your name and date. Place the vial in a warm location. 3. Second week: Begin by observing the F1 flies. Immobilize and examine all the flies. Record their sex and characteristics. Consider the conclusion s that can be drawn from these data. Place five or six pairs of F1 flies in a fresh culture bottle and the rest of the flies in the morgue. 4. Third week: Remove the F1 flies from the vials and place them into the morgue. The F2 generation are the eggs
From the play Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, anaylsis the relationship between Antonio and Bassanio during the scene that Bassanio requests Antonio for a loan.
IOC Merchant of Venice Bassanio`s request of Antonio This extract is from the opening scene of the play "Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare. It is from Act one scene one of the play. This is the stage at which Bassanio is asking Antonio for money in order to be able to go and attempt to win Portia over. He first begins with the mention of how he owes Antonio money, stating that if Antonio lends him money in order for him to go to see Portia, his is sure that he will be able to win her and pay off all debts to him, as she is extremely wealthy. This extract of the play is very informative as it shows us the relationship that Antonio and Bassanio have with one another as well as many traits of Bassanio's character. Just by reading this extract of the play, Shakespeare foreshadows one of the plots of the play; the debt that Antonio holds with Shylock. This plot concerning money and the debt is first mentioned when Bassanio mentions the debt that he already owes Antonio when he says to him "I owe you much..." This shows us the fact that financially, Antonio has helped Bassanio in the past a great deal and preludes to Bassanio needing more money as well as causing more problems for Antonio. I say this because earlier on in the scene, we read about how Antonio (who is a merchant) has had ill luck with regard to his ships, which makes us feel that he is not in the best
(English Literature) "Ivan Denisovich", despite its subject matter is in the final instance, a celebration of the human spirit in the face of extreme adversity." Discuss.
'"Ivan Denisovich" despite its subject matter is in the final instance, a celebration of the human spirit in the face of extreme adversity' Discuss Solzhenitsyn's "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" portrays literally one day of the life of a Russian prisoner in a concentration camp. Conditions there are harsh and horrendous, no matter in shelter, clothing, or food. However, it is evident that despite all this, the novel is in the long run a celebration of the human spirit, as many virtues are manifested. First and foremost, the prisoners have ingenuity. Shukhov, the protagonist, is a typical example. When building the wall, he often organizes the bricks mentally, "visualized the shape of block needed", and "divided the wall mentally to where he'll lay blocks". In doing so, he acquires his wall building skills, we see this through use of the declarative short sentence "Shukhov made no mistakes". In describing frost on the windows, Solzhenitsyn uses a specific measure word, "two "fingers" thick. This shows how the prisoners, though denied access to their own tools, are able to adapt and use their own ways to survive, using fingers instead of a ruler to measure frost. Some prisoners are also diligent and responsible. In the morning, "Shukhov never overslept réveille", and he would often be "offering to be of service". These two lines emphasize Shukhov's
Information Technology in a Global Society - analysis of an article "Using data mining technology to help solve health and society problems, but is it also causing a privacy concern?"
International Baccalaureate Information Technology in a Global Society Portfolio - 2 Using data mining technology to help solve health and society problems, but is it also causing a privacy concern? (Health and Society) July 2010 Word count: 974 Article: Analysis." ScienceDaily 18 December 2009. 25 June 2010 <http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091217141306.htm>. Table of Contents: Criteria A Presentation of the Issue .............................................................. p.3 Criteria B The IT Background of the Issue........................................................p.5 Criteria C The impact of the issue ..................................................................p.6 Criteria D Solutions to the problem arising ......................................................p.7 Works Cited ...............................................................................p.8 News Article: Privacy Concerns Could Limit Benefits from Real-Time Data Analysis.........p. 9 Criterion A: Presentation of the Issue Real-time data analysis technologies using mining techniques was once long use to help detect credit card fraud, but now it could be used in many more useful ways that could improve our lifestyles. Like reducing traffic congestions, give a new insight into human behavior and even improving health. But questions have been raised, how much
The Evolution of a Theme/Element in Popular Culture. Industries such as the jewellery and the animation industry has managed to keep their continuity, while others such as music players and storage devices needed to be constantly changing to catch up with
The Evolution of a Theme/Element in Popular Culture over the Last Five Decades Popular culture or 'pop culture' seems to be constantly changing. But are they always changing or just elaborating their products to catch up with the new, modern consumers, without changing the initial meaning of the product. As pop culture is influenced by the prevailing corporate economy, some products can keep their continuity while others keep constantly changing. Industries such as the jewellery and the animation industry has managed to keep their continuity, while others such as music players and storage devices needed to be constantly changing to catch up with the modern need and the economy. The animation industry has gone sea change since the first animated film was created by Charles-Emilie Reynaud by using an animation system of loops of 12 pictures way back in the 1890's! However, the animation movies and TV shows that we see today was only introduced in the 1900's and were mainly aimed at children. But, with the TV becoming a more convenient mode of entertainment, watching cartoons became a regular routine for the new generation of children after the 1930's. One of the very first images to be broadcast over television was that of Felix the Cat. One of the early cartoon characters that gained huge popularity were Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle. Then came the great facilitator,