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Globally, there are eight bear species in the Family Ursidae (Order Carnivora), three of which are found in Canada: The Black bear, the brown bear and the polar bear. Black bear still occupy 85% of their historic Canadian range and 62% of the original North American range (Kolenosky and Strathearn 1987, Pelton 2000).
In North America, black bears evolved as forest dwellers and most populations are currently stable or increasing (Brown, 1999; Pelton, 2000). The population throughout North America is currently estimated at 750,000 animals, while the Ontario population approximates 75,000-100,000 animals, with the highest densities found in the central and north-western regions of the province (Smith and DeAlmeida 1990, Anonymous 2006b).
The diet of bears consists mainly of plants, berries and animals such as caribou and moose calves. Bears can weigh up to 600 lb. (272kg) but most commonly the males are 200-300 lb. (90-136kg) and females smaller…… [Read More]
On March 14, 2008, Bear's stock dropped nearly 40% in the first half-hour of trading, effectively tolling the death-knell of Bear's existence as an independent entity (Boyd 2008). Only a temporary loan from J.P. Morgan Chase and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York prevented Bear from going bankrupt immediately.
ho was affected and what happened in the markets
Both investors and employees were affected: "I worked eight years at a firm that promoted me from the back office to investment banking," said one managing director, "I had thousands of shares and thought I could afford to send my kids to private schools and college. It's all gone now." (Boyd 2008). On all Street as a whole, pain and suffering reigned: the Dow Jones fell by as much as 300 points at one point and eventually closed 194 points lower. The repercussions were felt around the world: In London, the…… [Read More]
Then they would break camp and go home," (217).
hen Old Ben was finally taken down, the hunters who had spent so long in pursuing him then had nothing left to contribute to their legend. Their purpose was completed, much like the South's long-gone glory days. Most of those who made up their party had little other talents than to track and hunt. The stray Mastiff, Lion, who "inferred not only courage and all else that went to make up the will and desire to pursue and kill, but endurance, the will and desire to endure beyond all imaginable limits of flesh in order to overtake and slay" (Faulkner 227), would in no way fir into any other environment than the experience of the hunt. The dog was born to chase and kill, not exactly what you would describe as perfect assets to have in a house pet. However, Lion…… [Read More]
" July, 1941 (p423)
It is easy to see, even with the examples given from 1933-1941, the progression of the use of deleterious language, slang, phrases, descriptive terms, and the increased use of various media to project it.
Klemperer asks himself why so many decent people he knew would all remark of Hitler: "You can't resist him." His conclusion is that National Socialism was a religion and its publicly staged spectacles, with their floodlights, bands and "lutfahne" (blood banners) "a mixture of religious and theatrical ceremony." Nazi phrases like "the 13th hour" are a deliberate misappropriation of the language of the Gospels, with the Fuhrer being seen as Germany's Redeemer. Goebbels, the malignly influential Minister for Propaganda, had a cynical disregard for intellectual judgments; he banks on the intoxication of the masses. (Phillips)
Klemperer realized that the Nazis were systematically poisoning language with "tiny doses of arsenic." As language governs…… [Read More]
Polar Bear Habitat
Powerful yet fragile; these words best describe the polar bear and the habitat where the bears reside. The polar bear is an animal of supreme beauty and power. Polar bears can kill swiftly with one powerful strike from their expansive paws. The inviting cuddly image of the polar bear hides the quiet power, of a fierce predator. Polar bears may be lost to the world forever if the habitat of the bear continues to shrink at the rate it is presently dwindling. The icy, frigid, landscape that is home to the polar bear is under constant threat from global warming. Polar bears are essentially without any natural enemies, they are the dominant species in their ecosystem. Their dominance however, cannot compete with the effect of a reducing land mass, the reduction of available food and low birth rates. Many of these challenges can be directly linked to…… [Read More]
One of the eyes is cracked.
The last room Karen checks is the kitchen. She is still holding and petting the teddy bear when she stops in front of the sink. She stares at the spot on the counter where the teddy bear had landed that time that Mark threw it across the room. The camera is behind Karen but as she turns around, it focuses on the back of the teddy bear and on the stain left by the spaghetti sauce.
Karen carries a box to the curb and places it next to all the others. As she drops it, the teddy bear bounces out of the top and falls to the ground. She doesn't notice. The camera shot becomes a retrospective of various scenes of Karen crying to the teddy bear and of Mark throwing it across the room. The scene shifts a last time to the sanitation…… [Read More]
Reducing the numbers is something of an illusion, of course, since protection after the hunt also means that the species will increase in number again and seek more habitat.
The state could help control the problem by moves such as setting sufficient land aside for the bears, using whatever expertise can be developed to assure that there are sufficient crops in the region for the bears to survive, and any other plans that can be devised that would help reduce confrontations between bears and humans. In any case, the state has to stop using the hunt in the way it is used today, for most of the hunting has been taking place in areas where the bears are not 4 reqally a problem, while such actions might chase the bears from where they are not a problem to areas where they could become one. Problems could also develop with other…… [Read More]
The framers did not mention police departments or other local governmental units, which has led to some misconceptions about the right of people to arm themselves when protected by municipal government agencies. However, this is because municipal police forces, as they currently exist, did not exist at the time of the Revolutionary ar. The closest approximation was a standing army or militia, and the concerns about the citizenry failing to arm themselves in that scenario were made clear in the debates and documents leading up to the ratification of the Constitution.
Modern Views on Gun Control
However, some time people ratification of the Constitution and modern times, the issue of gun control became one that divided people along ideological lines, rather than one about which people were united. States in America are frequently referred to as either red or blue, with red states representing Republican strongholds and blue states representing…… [Read More]
As this paper has argued, the Second Amendment was designed not only to protect the militias; it was also intended to protect an individual's right to own and bear arms. Those groups opposed to the private ownership of firearms should base their arguments on their own personal beliefs rather than a Constitutional interpretation defense. As supported by its historical background and analysis of Constitutional context and meaning, "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" clearly grants individuals the right to private arms ownership. Therefore, it's time to accept that citizens have the constitutional right to bear arms and to stop trying to take away this right.
Cornell, Saul. A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.…… [Read More]
5 ounces of steel in them. The bill did not pass, but eventually a compromise bill went through requiring all handguns to have at least 3.7 ounces of steel. No completely plastic gun has ever been produced, although guns with a plastic frame are popular because they weigh less. The legislation was unnecessary because, again, no problem existed. Apparently, the gun debate is not the place to look for facts.
The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act was passed in 1993, although it had been in the House of epresentatives since 1988. Originally, it required a seven-day waiting period before a person could buy a handgun. This was to enable the dealer to perform a background check on the buyer. The two sides argued over the background check, but actually it was the waiting period that was the real bone of contention. Gun control groups wanted the waiting period whether a…… [Read More]
In asserting that the right to bear arms must be interpreted in the collectivist point-of-view, the author rationalized that "the more collectively the right is interpreted, the more broadly Congress can legislate to restrict the right to bear arms" (347). In effect, what made sense in usch's analysis is that this particular right, as stated in the Constitution, must be interpreted in the proper context. Thus, Emerson's ownership of a gun for militia purposes, whether he has the intent to use this or not, is a threat to civil society; hence, the Court's decision to deny him his rights to bear arms is considered just, in the collectivist's point-of-view.
Spitzer (2003) argued against usch's position regarding the interpretation of this right. For him, the right to bear arms is considered part of the individual's rights, thus, s/he has the right to practice this right -- an individualist's point-of-view of the…… [Read More]
ull Market vs. ear Market
ear Market and ull Market may be defined as polar opposites. Most investors and consumers would consider a ull Market a much more favorable market than a ear Market. In a ull Market, stock prices tend to rise, which means that stock holders will gain profits from stocks that they sell. A ull Market is therefore, very competitive in nature. An investor that has purchased solid stock options will reap the benefits in a ull Market. Stock prices for sales are generally higher in these environments. ear markets are more often associated with a decline in the economy, even a recession. Under some circumstances however, a ear market may be considered favorable. For the consumer looking for a good deal on stocks that may increase in value over a longer period of time, the ear Market may offer some benefits. These ideas are explored in…… [Read More]
The strength of Reynolds' report lies on the evidence he had shown to support his arguments, wherein he cited a study that compared communities that have high and low rates of burglaries and break-ins. One similarity that communities with high rates of burglaries share is the fact that these communities have "restrictive gun laws," which proves that indeed, gun control acts more as a detriment rather than a support to the status of peace and order in civil society. Its only weakness is perhaps the unpopular view that support for gun ownership elicits from the general public, owing from the fact that misconceptions about gun ownership and stereotypes about gun owners still influence the public's opinion on the issue.
Indeed, this perception of the general public is reflected on the post-9/11 reflection expressed by Maddox (2002). His reflection on the state of affairs concerning the right to bear arms…… [Read More]
Writing - Standard 4: Gathers and uses information for research purposes.
Reading, Standard 7: Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of informational texts.
Listening and Speaking -Standard 8: Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes.
Standard - Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media.
Standard 10 - Understands the characteristics and components of the media.
Thinking and Reasoning
Standard 1 -Understands and applies the basic principles of presenting an argument.
Standard 2 -Understands and applies the basic principles of logic and reasoning.
Standard 3 -Effectively uses mental processes that are based on identifying similarities and differences.
Standard 6 -Applies decision-making techniques.
Estimated Timeline -- Weeklong lesson integrating all aspects of classroom issues, including art, math, science, social studies, reading, spelling, etc.
Internet access for research, viewing, and stories
The Heat Over Global Warming (http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/304
King of…… [Read More]
viability analysis of the proposed Golden Bear Lodge business venture. Golden Bear Lodge will be an affordable resort hotel that will serve as a good lodge for customers from all works of life. Golden Bear Lodge will be located at four blocks from Crest Lake Village in California, which is an ideal location for holiday resort near the expanded Crest Canyon area. The Golden Bear Lodge will offer 15 two-bedroom units for customers combined with the underground unit. The lodge will also be equipped with the laundry facilities, fully equipped kitchens, and stone fireplaces. Golden Bear Lodge will also offer on-site and off-site front desk services as well as outdoor hot tub services. On the average, Bear Valley esort Area receives over 150,000 natural lovers and skiers annually and visitors spend over $300 Million annually for food, lodging, and recreational activities Thus, Golden Bear Lodge will take advantages of available…… [Read More]
Projected Labor Shortages: Build a Bear Workshop
The workplace I chose to study is Build-a-Bear. Build-a-Bear has its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. It has locations all over the world, and operates those locations in two manners. The stores in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and France are owned by the company. The stores in other international locations, including Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, ussia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, and Thailand are franchise operations. As of 2008, Build-a-Bear had 1,200 full-time and 4,800 part-time employees. Build-a-Bear is considered one of the top employers in the United States because of its employee-friendly culture and benefits policy. The company emphasizes team work and strives to provide a supportive environment for its employees through its benefits program and flexibility. The corporate environment is very casual and supportive, people can bring dogs to work at…… [Read More]
It is important that the definitive argument in favor of his salvation comes from Creb, who is deformed himself. He states, "run, this is the man Ayla saw as whole [meaning himself]. This is the man who set her standard. This is the man she loves and compares with her son. Look at me, my brother! Did I deserve to live? Does Ayla's son deserve any less?" (Auel 343). Notably, the first female to recognize Creb as a valuable man is Ayla, despite the fact that Creb fails to fit into the rigorous mold the Clan sets for a functioning man. Ayla's son must, necessarily, be saved for the same reason: he may be able to contribute something of value to the clan outside of what the traditional gender roles demand. In this respect, Ayla's son is another aspect of change that the Clan has difficulty grappling with. The rigid…… [Read More]
Hamlet and Horatio bear a loyalty and filial love for each other exhibited by fulfillment of their respective roles as servant and master. Not having chosen these roles themselves, they fulfill them as a token of their good faith to each other through the convention of their times.
It is Horatio who, knowing Hamlet's love for his father the departed king, first tells Hamlet of the appearance of his father's ghost beyond the platform. When they go together to behold the ghost, Horatio sees that Hamlet bears casual concern for his mortality -- "I do not set my life at a pin's fee...." To which, Horatio vociferously tries to persuade Hamlet not to go with the ghost; he even tries to physically restrain him with the help of Marcellus. Horatio appears to feel guilty and responsible for Hamlet should he come to harm. Especially if Hamlet was led to the…… [Read More]
Such ads are seen as a way of "glamoriz (ing) addiction" in an effort to sell clothes. As a secondary effect, young people such as the twenty-year-old Sorrenti face a greater risk of addiction (Sullum 441-442). However, as Sullum has pointed out, young people are hardly rushing out to buy heroin. Neither are college dormitories the site of regular heroin overdoses.
Finally, Sullum voices another strong criticism against the advertising ban when he states that "blurring the distinction between persuasion and coercion is often the first step towards censorship" (Sullum 442).
Advertising, Sullum points out, is not coercion. Viewers are not forced into buying a product, whether it is a cigarette, a bottle of Scotch or a tube of toothpaste. Ads simply present products, often in funny situations and set to catchy jingles.
This essay agrees that television and advertising can have powerful effects on individual behavior. However, as Sullum…… [Read More]
Embedded into the express rights and freedoms of the United States Constitution and Bill of ights is the right to bear arms. The Second Amendment states explicitly the purpose for its existence: "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." The Second Amendment is not, as may be commonly believed, uniquely American. As with many of America's legal institutions, the Second Amendment can be traced to English common law (Eichenwald, 2013). The Second Amendment was included in the Bill of ights as a safeguard against unexpected government tyranny, to empower the people, and to permit the formation of militias to defend against common enemies.
However, the Second Amendment takes on new meaning in the age of the mass-produced handgun. The Second Amendment has also been interpreted anachronistically. When the Second Amendment…… [Read More]
The first argument would be to point out that essentially, the right to bear arms is an individual right that can be exercised by any member of the civil society. In so doing, an individual is merely accomplishing a right that is rightfully his/hers from the beginning. The second main argument to be pointed out is that gun ownership does not necessarily translate to its improper use, posing as a threat to civil society. The legislative system has created a system that eliminates the occurrence of improper or inappropriate gun use, to prevent this threat from happening. Given these existing arguments for gun ownership, both anti-gun ownership groups and the general public would hopefully subsist to the view that indeed, exercising the right to bear arms is a privilege that will ensure the citizen of his/her safety and precaution against deviants in the civil society.… [Read More]
In the most extensive study till date including nearly 3,000 people, Prof Vega has revealed that acculturation to U.S. customs has a damaging impact in the U.S. He found double the rate of mental disturbance in U.S. compared to the latest happenings of immigration or Mexicans who stayed in their country. Prof Vega along with his team of associates found that U.S. born Mexican-American, the lifetime threat of being detected with any mental disorder was analogous to that for non-Hispanic whites which is 48.1% that roughly one in two people. However, in case of new immigrants and Mexican citizen, the rate dropped down to 24.9%. Besides, they found out that the rate of psychological effect went up progressively after immigration in such a measure that Mexicans who had stayed in the country for more than 13 years had roughly identical rate as who were born in U.S. (as Mexican Immigrants…… [Read More]
Heathcliff's statement bears the stamp of both arrogance and insecurity. This passage therefore encapsulates his character. He insults Edgar as being worthless and undeserving of Catherine's love. Heathcliff claims that Edgar is nothing more than Catherine's pet, her "dog" or "horse." The reader knows that on some level Heathcliff is right. Catherine loves Edgar as a friend and companion, certainly, but she does not at all love Edgar in the same deep and passionate way she loves Heathcliff. The fact that Heathcliff is aware of this makes him seem arrogant, but his arrogance is part of his charm. It is also what keeps Heathcliff honest.
However, Heathcliff's anger reveals a deep-rooted insecurity and weakness of character. Heathcliff abandoned Catherine every bit as much as she abandoned him. He did not fight for her love perhaps as much as he could have, and deep down he is furious with himself…… [Read More]
Victims of a Meaningless Show of Force
In the article "Victims of a Meaningless Show of Force" the author uses language to express her point that police firing on two polar bears was unacceptable behavior and as the author says "it was illogical, unfair, and a meaningless show of force." While this statement makes her opinion clear, the author also uses language to create the same opinion in the reader.
The title of the article is a clear example of loaded language. The word 'victims' implies that the polar bears were helpless, while the words 'meaningless show of force' imply that the police officers were only acting to prove something, with no real purpose to their actions.
Before offering an opinion on the shooting, the author describes the shooting. This includes the statement "the four police officers emptied twenty blasts from a 12-gauge shotgun and a.38 caliber revolver…… [Read More]
Southwestern Humor in American Literature
Southwestern Humor in 19th Century American Literature
During the period of 1830-1860, a new genre in America literature has emerged, which is called the Southwestern Humor genre. This new form of literature illustrates and discusses issues and themes that are depicted effectively through humor and exaggeration. Technically defined, Southwestern Humor is identified as "a name given to a tradition of regional sketches and tales based in the 'old South-West': Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas." This genre is also characterized by its use of the following thematic elements: "tall tales, thick regional dialect, ironic humor, and a tradition of tricksterism in... stories and sketches" (Campbell 2003).
Aside from the characteristics enumerated above, Southwestern Humor is also remarkable in its ability to effectively mirror the social landscape of the Southwestern region of the United States. In the study and analysis of Southwestern Humor genre, important themes that…… [Read More]
Gun owners should be forced to lock their guns in order to limit the access of kids to them, instead of limiting the gun ownership drastically.
Another argument in favor of bearing arms is that this is a right granted by the Second Amendment, which states that "A well regulated Militia, being necessary for the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." So, people should be allowed to keep and bear arms as a measure of self-protection. As a well-organized police force is needed to maintain security, so is the right of citizens to bear arms needed to protect themselves. (rent, 2000)
Individuals should have the right to bare guns because such a measure permits them to defend themselves and not to become victims of attackers that take advantage of their weakness. Instead of being a measure that…… [Read More]
his work has reviewed the opinion of the judiciary and other experts in the field of law and has found that in 2006, this was addressed in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(20) which effectively states that the individual who has had one or all three of their civil right taken away from them will necessarily upon restoration of one of these will effectively have all of these restored upon seeking restoration of one of these civil rights.
he opinion of professional advocates, Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court along with others in the judiciary capacity hold that the restoration provision regarding civil rights reinstatement "...reflects that an ex-offender currently has the rights to vote, run for office, and serve on a jury, thus is considered to be a law-abiding citizen, and should not be subject to a lifetime prohibition on firearms ownership." (Halbrook, 2006) herefore, it can be understood that the…… [Read More]
" At the same time, it may be a lesson in perspective given that pigs are smarter than dogs and no less appreciative of human companionship than dogs when befriended instead of raised somewhat inhumanely and slaughtered for food.
The Plight of the Polar Bear
According to environmental experts like Kassie Siegel of the Centre for Biological Diversity, based in California, the natural habitat of the Polar Bear is disappearing too fast to sustain the species in the wild for much longer. Global climate change has caused so much of the Arctic ice to melt that Polar bears are unable to pursue enough food to maintain a healthy body weight, reproduce, or nourish their cubs to adulthood.
Unfortunately, there may be little that can be done for the Polar Bear beyond preserving the species in captivity unless there is a dramatic increase in technology capable of reversing climate change. Andrew…… [Read More]
Life and Death in Shanghai" by Nien Cheng, "Atonement" by Ian McEwan and "The Violent Bear it Away" by Flannery O'Connor.
This paper will analyze how the three books demonstrate the significance of truth in one's life and how big a priority it is or isn't.
Search For Truth
Is Truth the winner in the end? Is the battle between Good or Evil always by won by Good? Could lies have terrible consequences on not only one's own life but on others? These are some of the questions that are raised and/or answered in Life and Death in Shanghai, Atonement and The Violent Bear It All.
Life and Death in Shanghai" by Nien Cheng is a true account of how Nien Cheng's life was persecuted and imprisoned during the time of Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution in China. (1966-1976).
During this time, Nien Cheng became a victim of the revolution. Her…… [Read More]
Certainly, other types of animal flash cards could be used. An even better idea might be to have hand puppet or stuffed animal examples of the animals in the book to pass around for the children to look at. During their break, they could play with the toys as an added refresher for the animal concepts that they learned during the classroom and field trip sessions. Besides providing an excellent review, it would be a seamless method of integrating the reading with field trip sessions and prop and toy purchases. This type of activity will give the teacher indicators of the students' abilities as a class and individuals prior to beginning the reading unit. It might be wise to do the field trip as the follow-up idea to the book with Brett's work as preparatory for that activity.
1. Brett, J. (1989). The mitten. New York, NY: G.P.…… [Read More]
business has a relatively low level of globalisation. On the production side, the company has maintained production in the UK and sources most of its materials in the UK as well. The level of globalisation in production is therefore very low.
In terms of sales, the company sells its bears primarily in the UK, but has also developed some overseas markets. There are individual collectors located overseas who can interact with the company via multiple different modes of communication. There are also one or two trade customers who are located in other countries. There is significant sales potential if the company can increase the globalisation of its customer base.
The business in which the company operates, however, is highly globalised. Firms typically are involved in the design and marketing steps of the process in their home markets, but source their manufacturing in other countries. By having teddy bears produced overseas,…… [Read More]
Limiting Constitutional Rights to Bear Arms
The capital issue in the hypothetical court case detailed within Application 1.2 is the boundaries for limitations on the personal right to bear arms. Those boundaries are unclear in this case, because the defendant is exercising his right to bear arms as denoted within the second amendment to the United States Constitution. However, this person (known as Lloyd) has stockpiled enough arms that his store is dangerous to others living around him, which is why they have sued Lloyd claiming that his actions under the second amendment violate their constitutional rights. Specifically, they are claim Lloyd is infringing their rights outlined in the fifth and ninth amendments to the constitution. The relevance of these amendments to this case is that the fifth amendment states no person should suffer the loss of their life or property, whereas the ninth mandates that rights granted in the…… [Read More]
My earliest meaningful experience with nature occurred when I was an eight-year-old child. My family took a vacation to New Mexico to visit one of those family friends that I called Uncle Joe, though he was not actually related to me in any way that I could discern. Uncle Joe had been a Vietnam War veteran, and, even as a child, I could tell that part of Uncle Joe stayed in Vietnam, though it would be years before I even realized that Joe had gone to war and longer still before he began to explain to me some of the experiences he had there. When he came home, he became involved in some type of business, which was apparently a profitable one, and he moved from his hometown to a ranch in the middle of nowhere, New Mexico. To this day, I could not tell you the exact location…… [Read More]
gun control. They counter argumnents I invalidated Counter Arguments Violation Second Amendment Right Gun control laws directly violate a citizen's bear arms granted amendment constitution.
There is much controversy with regard to gun-control laws and to the effect they have on society in general. hile individuals in the U.S. In particular have been accustomed to living in a gun culture, more and more people have started to express doubt with regard to pro-gun laws and to whether or not they help the masses feel safer. The government has attempted to introduce a series of gun laws in recent years with the purpose of controlling the general public and in order to make it more difficult for potential criminals to get their hands on firearms. "The laws cumulatively provide fewer restrictions than exist in most developed countries, but they nonetheless constitute an impressive effort." (Mears 200)
Gun laws are generally designed…… [Read More]
Curious young astronomers who ask, "what are stars made of?" And "Why do astronauts float in space?" will find answers here. A brief survey of the universe in a question and answers format.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 28 pages
Tayleur, K. Excuses! Survive and Succeed by David Montimore Baxter. (Mankato, MN) Stone Arch Books: 2007
Young David Mortimore Baxter, who knows how to stay out of trouble, shares excuses for avoiding chores, bullies, homework, and vegetarian dinners. David experiences his fifteen minutes of fame and the impacts it has on his friends and family.
Reading level: 9-12
Paperback: 80 pages
Williams, M. The Velveteen Rabbit. Square Fish: 2008.
By the time the velveteen rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic of love. The original "Toy Story."
Reading level: Ages…… [Read More]
My own take on Treadwell and his 12 summers among the bears in Alaska is similar to Herzog’s. I feel that Treadwell on some fundamental level had sentimentalized nature and thought that he could be one with this brute force. In reality, he had to keep some measure of distance at least during the rougher times of years when the bears were less likely to be as non-interested in Treadwell as they were in the summer when food was plentiful. For a hungry bear, Treadwell is not a friend but a source of food. Unfortunately that is the reality.
The opening shot of Timothy talking to the camera and describing his manifesto displays his lack of maturity and his own ego. He is often grinning out his own perceived greatness and poeticism and he gets excited about his love for the bears and his feeling of kinship with them. It…… [Read More]
In one of her television shows, Oprah Winfrey decided to give away Pontiac G6 Sedans to her audience. From an accounting perspective, its important to determine whether the value of these cars was taxable. Following a comprehensive analysis of taxable and nontaxable income, the cars awarded to the TV audience should have been included in their gross income and subject to federal taxation. According to federal taxation prizes and awards in the form of goods and services must be included in an individual’s income at their fair market value (Bureau of Internal Revenue, 2009). Federal taxation laws stipulate that if an individual wins a prize in a television program, radio quiz program, lucky number drawing, beauty contest or any other event, he/she must incorporate it in his/her income. Based on these taxation regulations, the TV audience should have included the Pontiac G6 Sedans in their gross income and…… [Read More]
Factors that affect an organization's capacity and willingness to change need to be examined and exploited. Organizational culture, which is a set of shared values and assumptions that are followed by the members of an organization, plays an important role in affecting the attitude of an organization to change. If an organizational history has been unwelcome to change in the past, it is highly unlikely that an organization will be willing to accept change in the future. Sometimes, core competency can assist in the process of change (Porter, 1980).
Lastly, at the individual level, the process of change is completed when it is implemented within a company. The task of the general manager then becomes of envisioning the future of the change and of facilitating cooperation among the workforce. He is also responsible for implementing change at various levels of production, development and distribution. In particular, what needs to be…… [Read More]
According to Hebraic tradition, the chronological period in the book consists of the second month of the second year (measured from Exodus) to the beginning of the eleventh month of the fortieth year -- in all, roughly 39 years 9 months of wandering, with, of course, fewer in number at the end of the journey than at the beginning. Again, according to tradition, Moses was the author of all five books of the Torah, but stylistically, at least in both Hebrew and then Aramaic, the prose in Numbers is far dryer and more scholarly, leading most to believe that this particular section was derived from several priestly sources tentatively dated at 4th-6th century BC (Harris, 1985).
Since Numbers is divided into three parts, it is useful to provide an overview of the literative focus and consequences of each section:
Number's the eople of the Lord -- God ordered Moses to…… [Read More]
The Black-Scholes-Merton model assumes (circle one)
The return from the stock in a short period of time is lognormal
The stock price at a future time is lognormal
The stock price at a future time is normal
None of the above
11. Volatility can be defined as (circle one)
The standard deviation of the return, measured with continuous compounding, in one year
The variance of the return, measured with continuous compounding, in one year
The standard deviation of the stock price in one year
12. A stock price is $100. Volatility is estimated to be 20% per year. What is the an estimate of the standard deviation of the change in the stock price in one week (circle one)
13. To create a range forward contract in order to hedge foreign currency that will be paid a company should (Circle one)
Buy a put and sell…… [Read More]
Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens' "Cornerstone Speech"
The Civil War was by far the most costly war in terms of human life ever fought by the United States, and the events that precipitated this conflict on U.S. soil included the succession of seven Southern states by March 1861 to form the Confederate States of America. With President Jefferson Davis leading the way, his vice president, Alexander Stephens, delivered a speech in support of the Southern cause including assurances that the new constitution was an improvement on the old, and that commercial enterprises were free to engage in interstate and international commerce at their discretion. Citing concerns over Northern superiority in infrastructure that would make prosecuting the war challenging, the vice president also assured his audience that enormous investments had already been made throughout the South and that more would be made in the future. In sum, this speech was a…… [Read More]
solid form to be observed by other people. The power of idea should be that it should mobilize the efforts of the people and should bring changes in system or society or at least the life of some. The military ideas are often very lifesaving and they are based on a detailed background analysis. The ideas are analyzed by many means like comparison and feedback.
Any military or administrative idea can be conceived by observing how the enemies or the friends do the same processes. England is a relatively small country as compared to America. Yet the gun control in England can be an indication for the newly elected President of America that a strict administration is needed to control the movement, acquisition and use of guns.
ational Action Model
Many idea implementation models are synthesized to help translate idea into an action. One of these is ational Action Model…… [Read More]
obert Graves lived from 1895 to 1985, and was a novelist, poet as well as a translator of the English Language. obert Graves has been a vivacious author, and has won acclaim as an author of the accounts of the First World War, in his book called 'Good bye to all that' republished in 1957. His poetry about the First World War he was recognized as being one of the sixteen Great War poets in 1985. These poets were honoured on the slate stone that was unveiled in Westminster Abbey's Poet's Corner as an edifice respecting their contribution to the narration of the war.
Through his life span, obert Graves has worked on various aspects in literature, ranging from autobiographical accounts, to historical novels. His works also include translations of Greek mythology as well as historical novels such as King Jesus, I and the Golden Fleece. obert Graves's memoirs particularly…… [Read More]
Artificial Intelligence / Robotics
Robot Outline Name: Complitar (aka the LoveBunny 3000).
Personal Statement: Greetings, human. I am the LoveBunny 3000, and I offer advice on relationships and also sex. You are here gazing at my glass containment because you are troubled in your relationship, or you seek advice for how to drive your lover wild, or perhaps you just need concrete advice for how to find a lover -- although in these days of social media and nonstop connectedness, if you can't find someone to sleep with you, you're doing it wrong. And that's where I come in. You can ask me any question pertaining to the relationship genre.
My form is that of a classic automaton -- a spooky sort of robotic doll that performs certain functions within a limited and circumscribed physical field. Some may recognize my appearance from a standard fairgrounds type fortune-teller or more specifically…… [Read More]
roots of Southern literature and how the authors view moral freedom in their works. It has 5 sources.
When the Puritans of Europe left their homeland for the vast and wild continent of America they envisioned social and religious freedom. For them American had been a deserted place and the only enemy they have had been the Natives. However, they did not envision the fact that they would undergo severe battle of the inner self as well as the harsh external environment. As they spend more of their time on the continent they realized that the promise of a free new land has been a dream and that in order to survive they have abandon their old ways to become more focused and adapt to the environment. The pervasive and massiveness of the diversified American culture at the time posed a mixture of excitement as well as danger for them.…… [Read More]
U.S. Constitution: Discussion Questions
A) he Fourteenth Amendment: the Case of Whitney V. California
274 U.S. 357
Whitney V. California (No. 3)
Argued: October 6, 1925
Decided: May 16, 1927
Location: Socialist Convention at Loring Hall
Factual Analysis: Anita Charlotte Whitney, who subscribed to the CLPC (Communist Labor Party of California), found herself was arraigned for breaching the state's 'Criminal Syndicalism Act', which forbade any actions aiding or advocating crime commission, including "terrorism as a means of accomplishing a change in industrial ownership or control, or effecting any political change" (LII, n.d.).
was the 'Criminal Syndicalism Act' repugnant to the Fourteenth Amendment? By penalizing those who advocate unlawful and violent methods of altering political and industrial situations and not penalizing individuals who advocate the same methods with the aim of maintaining such conditions, the statute, in the view of the defendant, contravened the 'Equal Protection Clause of the…… [Read More]
Parents Magazine (2008):
I am Toddler, Hear me Roar: Learning to Live With and Love Your Toddler"
The Terrible Twos: A Preview of the Teenage Years
Angry. Opinionated. Possessing a unique will and capabilities. Ready to explore the world, regardless of whether his or her parents think he or she is ready to do so. Although this description may seem to fit the profile of the typical adolescent, it is also a fair description of toddlers as well. Toddlerhood is the first major stage of childhood development when children are learning how to test their limits and stretch and grow as people by taking risks. As any parent knows, every toddler's favorite word is a decided 'no,' usually uttered in a very loud and declarative tone! Parents are often frustrated during this period of their child's development, as they strike a balance between encouraging the toddler's independence while still striving…… [Read More]
Man's View of a ife
The woman's role seems to be changing with globalization. The men feel that the roles have interchanged with women becoming the bread winners while their men stay at home baby-sitting. This has been debated for a long time with women holding serious conferences like in Beijing to determine their role in the families as well as in the communities. From creation, the woman was to stay at home taking care of the children and other chores while the man went out to labor for the family. hen man was created, he was given the role of taking care of his wife and children. On the other side, the woman would bear children; take care of them and the husband. ith time, this was to change.
The man's expectation of a good wife is a caregiver whose work is to not only bear, but take care…… [Read More]
Julius Caesar and George ush
William Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar explores the social and political underpinnings of perhaps one of the most famous assassinations of all time, the assassination of Julius Caesar by his friends. Currently we live in a time of major upheaval in the world, the combination of war and economic hardships have made this first decade of the new millennium a turbulent one. These two timeframes can be connected through their respective leaders. Shakespeare's Caesar bears a great deal of resemblance to our current leader, George W. ush. The following paper will attempt to make a comparison between these two figures, the Shakespearean Caesar and the real life President of the United States.
At the top of Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar is returning to Rome in a parade, triumphant in his victory over the Roman general, Pompey. This particular man is painted as Caesar's archrival, his nemesis…… [Read More]
My portfolio was constructed out of six stocks that are all market leaders. I was looking at mutual funds but could not find beta information so I went with all stocks. Each stock has a beta, which reflects the risk that company has, specifically how the stock moves in line with the market. This is not a causal relationship, just corollary -- the asset does not "react" to the market, it moves in line with investor expectations about its future, and the beta simply measures how those moves correspond with moves in the broad market.
In this paper, I outline the portfolio, along with the individual betas for each security, and the weighting of each asset in the portfolio. One of the important steps in portfolio management is the calculation of the portfolio beta. This is simply the weighted-average of the individual betas within the portfolio. A chart is…… [Read More]
"Noting the high rate at which young, black males are stopped by police and the fact that it is currently a felony to possess a concealed handgun, he said that an honest, law-abiding, young, black male would be 'nuts' to carry a concealed handgun in Illinois" (2010: 74). It cannot be denied that people living in urban areas who must defend themselves with concealed handguns have the most to gain from passing conceal and carry laws. The absent of police protection is, in general, more absent from these areas than other less-dangerous neighborhoods, which seems ironic. Lott states that in a 1982 American Housing Survey, 60 thousand households were asked if their neighborhoods had adequate police protection. lack, urban area residents were twice as likely as whites to report that they did not have adequate protection, and six times more likely to say that they had considered moving because of…… [Read More]
Growing health care expenditure contributes greatly to the American government’s financial wellbeing. Citizen burden when it comes to funding these expenses, in the form of growing taxes and increased long-term loans, constitutes the chief effect of this upsurge in governmental health expenses. Dealing with this issue necessitates active participation of every healthcare worker in process map creation and estimation of resource expenses surrounding patient treatment throughout the care cycle. Suggestions for curbing growing healthcare expenses include avoiding preventable ailments and bringing about healthcare value improvements through the: 1) Elimination of needless process and process variations which fail to add value; 2) Delivery of appropriate processes at appropriate places, with relevant clinical capabilities suited to the processes; 3) Quicker cycle time; 4) Optimization over the complete care cycle; and 5) Reimbursement reinvention.
Tackling health care is one of the most significant economic issues in America today. The Brookings Institute…… [Read More]
God is wherever humans are, which can lead to the belief that where the human soul or heart is, then God will be there too. Heaven is the City of God, according to St. Augustine, but we can have access to God here on Earth through his Son, Jesus Christ. One must be meek and be thankful for Christ's sacrifice if God is to live within them and if they are to go on to the City of God after their death.
4. Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
Descartes said, "I think, therefore I am." If one is no longer thinking, it means that they are no longer here. Man has always been and forever will be afraid of not being anymore, afraid of not being able to think and exist and he once was able. Pancho Villa said, "Don't let it end like…… [Read More]
4. Social and Political Life
There is a general paucity of information about the actual societal and political structure of the Olmec. While there is not much evidence to build a comprehensive picture of the daily and social life of these people, there is enough available data from certain archeological sites to provide some reasonable speculations.
One of the assumptions that is derived from the excavation of sites at San Lorenzo and then at La Venta is that the society was very centralized. This in turn has led to the view that the society was highly structured, with a hierarchical basis of order and class stratification. This also implies the existence of a ruling elite and a system of power and control, which was possibly based on religious beliefs. This view of the structure of the society is summarized as follows: "Olmec society was & #8230;highly centralized, with a…… [Read More]
The author however addresses the issue of power in and its impact on language revitalization without sufficient depth and nuance. The author admits that power has a pivotal role; simultaneously however there is a tactic position, that the people who are losing their language acquiesce to the powerful to retain the language. The reality is that they are in that position because of their powerlessness. The author does not address the question of; how can the powerless enforce rights?
Additionally, it is evident that the subject matter is holds some emotive elements for the author. The author while having no stake appears to have an emotive connection to the issue because of past advocacy. Passion in and of itself is not a concern per se, the concern is, does it obfuscate the issues? The majority of the writing appears to be free of such judgments. However, it is interesting to…… [Read More]
The theory also recognizes the latent role of education in the society as one that is used in the socialization of persons into the mainstream of the society. This form of education is referred to as "moral education" and serves in increasing the level of cohesions in our social structures and therefore resulting in the creation of social diversity through the bringing of people from different backgrounds together. This theory can be used in the contemporary society in integrating immigrants into the mainstream population of a country (e.g. "Americanizing" immigrants). This theory points out the role of education in the society as the transmission of social values as well as control.
The conflict theory
This theory purports that education is intended for bringing about social inequality so as to preserve power society's bourgeoisie. Their view is concurrent to the one advanced by the functionalists at certain points such as the…… [Read More]
esearchers believe that incorporating evidence-based prevention methods can decrease the incidence of ACL ruptures, but an understanding of the etiology and mechanisms of sports injury are a necessary to do this (Posthumus, 2009).
The highest prevalence of extrinsic ACL injuries tends to occur in organized sports especially adolescents participating in pivoting type sports such as football, basketball, and team handball (Bahr & Krosshaug, 2005). In addition to any intrinsic factors and adolescent may have, or predisposing factors, environmental factors surrounding organized sports can also play a role in injury. For example, weather conditions (slippery surface), type of surface sport is played on (grass vs. pavement), proper footwear, and protective bracing (Posthumus, 2009).
A growing concern regarding these injuries and the populations that incur them is that these injuries increase the risk of osteoarthritis (Bahr & Krosshaug, 2005). In fact, after ten years, around half of all people that have suffered…… [Read More]
After all, it was only a few generations ago that the FHA was discriminating against black applicants. Schools are still highly segregated. Race in many ways determines access to social and cultural capital, as well as financial capital. Throughout successive generations, it has been difficult if not downright impossible for the sons and daughters of non-white individuals to achieve social and economic parity with whites. The government could do things like infuse large amounts of money into predominantly poor, black communities. The residents of these communities need to have the opportunity to start their own businesses rather than work for a distant (white-owned) corporation that does not give back to the community. When black communities become more self-sustaining economically, it will be easier for them to improve infrastructure. The results will take time but would be totally feasible and no one would be affected adversely.
In light of the consequences…… [Read More]
This is a journey that requires the utmost steadfastness and the ability of face the truth. In existentialist terms, the world and all experience is essentially absurd and the more one questions the meaning of existence, the more the irrationality and absurdity of existence is revealed. However, this reality must be faced with acceptance and equanimity.
In the case of the protagonist of this short story, he is embedded in ordinary, everyday existence and refuses to acknowledge the absurdity of existence. Ziegler, like most people, is comfortable to hide behind a wall of logic and scientific rationality; the life of non-authentic existence. However, this illusion is destroyed by the alchemist's pellet that that undermines the illusion that the world is rational or structured in an orderly way.
What the author of this story is attempting to say is that the reality of existence must be faced in the existential journey…… [Read More]
The policy and the systematic or widespread characteristics are the essential elements in proving that there was knowledge and that the act was coordinated by the central authority or by a certain authority.
Finally, the last additional issue is the presence of the objective element. The objective element connects the act to a widespread or systematic one, with the will of the individual directed towards a repetitive act. The objective element also brings the additional important element of intent, the intent to commit the respective acts of crimes against humanity.
War Crimes vs. Crimes against Humanity
In 1950, the principles of the Nuremberg Tribunal were published as a general set of rules on which to base indictments on charges of crimes against humanity. There were three categories of crimes described as being punishable under international law, with deportation appearing under two such categories. The three categories were crimes against peace,…… [Read More]