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Cars and Driving Are Emblems of American

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Cars and driving are emblems of American culture, and have defined American lifestyle and identity. American cities are built around the car, and so is the urban and suburban sprawl. It is no small coincidence, therefore, that both Flannery O'Connor and Dagoberto Gilb use a car as a central symbol in their short stories. In O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find," a road trip turns deadly when the family runs into a group of escaped convicts on their way to Florida. Florida makes a brief appearance in Gilb's short story, "Love in L.A.," too, as protagonist Jake mistakes Mariana's heritage for being Cuban since her license plates are from Florida. Like "A Good Man is Hard to Find," "Love in L.A." centers around cars and driving as the central motifs, but in Gilb's story, the ending is not gruesome. Although "Love in L.A." And "A Good Man is…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Gilb, Dagoberto. "Love in L.A."

O'Connor, Flannery. "A Good Man is Hard to Find." Retrieved online: http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~surette/goodman.html
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Cars on the Surface Autonomous Cars Do

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Cars

On the surface, autonomous cars do not seem to present any serious ethical challenges. Their technological marvels herald a new era of transportation, in which roads can be potentially safer, less expensive, and more efficient. The technology includes a combination of sensory input devices such as GPS, radar, and cameras to enable the car to maneuver itself on roadways, and their processors allow for learning from experience. They are programmed to obey the rules of the road, and would therefore be far more law abiding than their human counterparts. Autonomous cars have a wide range of applications in business and law enforcement, and it is almost certain that they will be used in greater capacities in the future. However, for autonomous cars to remain safe and ethically viable, they should be required to operate in zones specifically designed for them as opposed to being a part of the standard…… [Read More]

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Harris, Mark. "FBI Warns Driverless Cars Could Be Used as Lethal Weapons." The Guardian. 16 July, 2014. Retrieved online: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/16/google-fbi-driverless-cars-leathal-weapons-autonomous

Lin, Patrick. "The Ethics of Autonomous Cars." The Atlantic. 8 Oct, 2013. Retrieved online: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/10/the-ethics-of-autonomous-cars/280360/

Sofge, Erik. "The Mathematics of Murder: Should a Robot Sacrifice Your Life to Save Two?" Popular Science. 12 May, 2014. Retrieved online: http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/zero-moment/mathematics-murder-should-robot-sacrifice-your-life-save-two?dom=PSC&loc=slider&lnk=2&con=mathematics-of-murder
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Opportunities to Reduce Traffic Accidents

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In addition, a growing number of countries in the region have also started strict traffic sign and signal enforcement campaigns (Martin, 2005). In addition, launched in 2009, a governmental campaign to reduce traffic accidents in the Sultanate of Oman has sought to raise awareness among Omanis concerning the need to use safety belts in general and the need to use safety seats for young children every time people take to the road. In addition, the oyal Oman Police, the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Education have collaborated with the Omani Society Safety on the traffic safety initiatives as discussed further below.

Civil Society. According to ajhi (2011), there are a number of civic organizations that play an important role in promoting traffic safety and raising public awareness about the need to reduce traffic accidents. These organizations include the Omani Society for oad Safety which is dedicated to…… [Read More]

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Martin, J. (2005, March). Arab traffic jam: Road traffic accidents are costing Arab states billions of dollars annually, not to mention the catastrophic loss of life. The Middle East, 354, 37-

39.

Miedema, H.M. & Oudshoorn, C.G. (2001, April). Annoyance from transportation noise:

Relationships with exposure metrics DNL and DENL and their confidence intervals.
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Requiring Air Bags in Cars

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Air Bags in Cars

The Politics of Air Bags

Air bags weren't always in cars. They have come about as a fairly recent development, and the rise of the air bag was due to politics. hile this may sound strange, many things that individuals take for granted today have come about because special interest groups were concerned about a specific aspect of public policy or public safety. These individuals or groups then worked to change laws or to have laws enacted that made the world, in their opinion, a better place.

The purpose of this paper is to examine air bags from a political standpoint. In other words, the goal of this paper is not to make a judgment as to whether air bags in cars are good or bad, but rather to look at the political changes that caused them to come about in the first place.

In order…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Carter, Craig C. "Politics & Policy: Air Bags Puff On. Carmakers are installing them as federal rules requiring passive restraints look certain." Fortune 9 December 1985: 135.

Healey, James R & Jayne O'Donnell. "Air bag fatalities shock backers into soul-searching." USA Today 8 July 1996: 02B.

Lambrecht, Bill. "Who is He? Ashcroft gets hard questions, some jokes about obscurity on New Hampshire swing." St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12 August 1997: 01A.

Leavitt, Paul. "Air bags save lives." USA Today 5 November 1996: 14A.
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Angelo Epifani Drove His Car Into My

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Angelo Epifani drove his car into my daughter, killing her instantly. The driver left the scene of the accident, likely fearing the repercussions and unable to face the consequences. My daughter was left lying on the street in the middle of the night, alone, to die. Her name was Jiao Shiqi. She was only 20 years old when she died, a delightful, kind, intelligent, and sweet girl.

Jiao Shiqi had her whole life ahead of her. She had immigrated to Canada not long before her untimely death. The courage it must have taken Jiao Shiqi to move to a foreign country alone was remarkable, but she handled it so well that she made friends nearly the minute she disembarked from the plane: flight AC031 direct from Beijing to Toronto Pearson.

Her marks at Columbia International College were so good, that Jiao Shiqi was planning on completing her college degree at…… [Read More]

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Colgan Air Flight 3407 Accident

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On the hand, some plans may be slow to respond to the pilot's commands; complicating the piloting process, much like a sports car, for example, that under steers or a truck that over steers (Personal Communication, 2010). Bay contends that training on more than one plane of a particular model would prove to be a positive practice for airlines to implement.

Bay asserts that the following questions need to be answered regarding the cause of the crash of Flight 3407.

How much training and experience did the pilot/s have with this particular aircraft?

How many hours experience did the pilot/s have flying this particular craft?

Did a matter of pilot fatigue play a part in the incident?

Could alcohol have been a factor in the pilot's inability to "do the right thing"?

Were there any known defects with the plane?

Did any type mechanical malfunction occur?

On what date was…… [Read More]

REFERENCES

Alcohol and Flying. (N.d.). Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved February 13, 2010

from www.faa.gov/pilots/safety/pilotsafetybrochures/media/alcohol.pdf

Baron, R. (2005). The Cockpit, the Cabin, and Social Psychology. Airline Safety.com. Retrieved February 13, 2010 from  http://airlinesafety.com/editorials/CockpitCabinPsychology.htm 

Black, H.C.(1990). Discovery. Black's Law Dictionary West Publishing: St. Paul, MN.
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Smoking in Cars With Children Present

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Banning Smoking in Cars With Children: Moral and Legal Issues

Five states in America, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Maine and Oregon, and also Puerto ico -- have made it a crime to smoke in cars when children are there, and more states are considering the adoption of this legislation as well. For instance, other nations such as Canada, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates are also leaning towards such a ban. The ban is viewed as beneficial in the sense that it not only protects children but it also minimizes the amount of accidents which will be derived from cigarette-related distractions, such as lighting, ashing or dropping them while driving (ash.org). However, the biggest impetus for this legislation is the desire to protect all innocent children from exposure to the hazards which are inherently connected to cigarettes and cigarette smoke. One of the inherent necessities of this issue is in…… [Read More]

References

Ash.org. (n.d.). Smoking Should be Banned in Cars Whenever Children are Present. Retrieved from Ash.org: http://ash.org/carsmoking

Brown, A. (2014, Jan 29). Banning smoking in cars is wrong: where would it end? Retrieved from telegraph.co.uk: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/andrewmcfbrown/100257222/banning-smoking-in- cars-is-wrong-where-would-it-end/

Healthday. (2013, July 23). Poll: U.S. Adults Support Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids. Retrieved from usnews.com: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/07/23/poll- us-adults-support-smoking-ban-in-cars-with-kids

Jarvie, J., & Malone, R. (2008). Children's Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Private Homes and Cars: An Ethical Analysis. American Journal of Public Health, 2140 -- 2145.
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Banning Cell Phones in Cars

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This is a clear sign that conversational distraction is cognitive, that is to say, conversation does not affect how people look at the road, but affects how many new and/or dangerous situations are noticed by the drivers. With this level of distraction more attention should be given to this issue just as the cell phone use in cars.

Conclusion and recommendation

Before making any major policy regarding use of cell phones, the industry should work together with the government to come up with a more informed finding on both the risks and the benefits of using cell phones while driving. Making public policy now at a time when the scientific evidence is ill-informed may be more harmful than useful to the society. Any restriction that is imposed now may be difficult, if not impossible, to reverse, and seriously impeded ability for researchers to quickly come up with better scientific information…… [Read More]

References

"An investigation of the safety implications of wireless communications in vehicles." National

Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 1997. 16th March, 2012 http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov./people/injury/research/wireless/

Axiom Research Company, LLC. Attitudes about cell phone use by drivers. MA: Cambridge.

2000. 12-25
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Pinto Automobile Makers Are Responsible

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Unfortunately, many companies and industries have not learned from the mistakes of the Ford company; as this is an issue that continues to happen with a number of large companies. A prime example of an industry that continues to use a cost benefit analysis even when it involves human life is the airline industry. Many companies within the industry have known in the past that some parts of the planes that were being manufactured were defective and could result in crashes and ultimately death. Yet they still allowed these planes to be used. They, like Ford, did not take into consideration the lasting impact of still allowing these products to be used even when they were found to be defective. For instance, it has taken Ford many years to overcome the decisions and choices it made in regard to the Ford Pinto.

Conclusion

The purpose of this discussion was to…… [Read More]

References

Ford Pinto. (n.d.) Retrieved May 6, 2006 from;

http://www.engineering.com/content/ContentDisplay?contentId=41009014

Leggett C. (1999) Te Ford Pinto Case: The Valuation of Life as it Applies to the Negligence-Efficiency Argument. Retrieved May 6, 2006 from;

http://www.wfu.edu/~palmitar/Law&Valuation/Papers/1999/Leggett-pinto.html
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Selling American Used Cars in

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Customer oles

At least three customer roles are needed for a marketplace transaction: (Ibid)

1. Buying, choosing a particular product or service;

2. Closing sale by paying for product or service;

3. Consuming or using product or service.

Subsequently, one customer may be a buyer, a payer, or a user; or each of these roles may be filled by an organization; various individuals; or different departments. During the process of transforming a showroom visitor to a used car buyer, it is vital to note that if a seller does not cater to each of these three roles, he may loose the customer.

Insuring a used car's features are the ones the potential customer has in mind and that the vehicle will best satisfy the user's want or need has to be a primary goal of a seller.

The payer role is equally important as without a payer a sale will…… [Read More]

References

Allen & Unwin. Dividends of Fear: America's $94 Billion Arab Market Export Loss. (2003, July/August). Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, 22, IM1+.

Ambah, Faiza Saleh. "Saudi women recall a day of driving; Women who protested in 1990 reunite as debate over women drivers returns.(WORLD)," The Christian Science Monitor, December 7, 2005.

AUTO PARTS AND SERVICE EQUIPMENT (APS)." (2006). U.S. Commercial Service. Retrieved 22 August 2006. from: https://www.buyusa.gov/saudiarabia/en/120.html.

Boorstinm, Daniel J. (1996). The Columbia World of Quotations. New York: ColumbiaUniversity Press. Retrieved 23 August 2006 at http://www.bartleby.com/66/81/7781.html.
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An Analysis of Rail Accidents

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Transport

Indicative Literature eview

Accident Theories

Theories of Transport Safety

WMATA Accidents & the Debate

Analysis and Evaluation of the Key Issues

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recorded a number of rail accidents and other incidents within the jurisdiction of the Washington DC Metro Transit Authority (WMATA) in the past six years. A centralized approach taken by the Federal Transport Agency (FTA) and the safety management department has not helped in the reduction of the incidents that are potentially hazardous and detrimental for travelers.

There have been talks about adopting new approaches and methods to deal with the issues that lead to the accidents and incidents. These measures are expected to yield results over a period of 5-10 s. The exposure to the risk of accidents and the safety performance would be reduced by the implementation of the measures (oversight.house.gov, 2015).

Since the process of management of road…… [Read More]

References

Dhillon, B. (2011). Transportation systems reliability and safety. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Friend, M. and Kohn, J. (2007). Fundamentals of occupational safety and health. Lanham, Md.: Government Institutes.

Goetsch, D. (2010). The basics of occupational safety. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.

Jha, N. (2008). Research methodology. Chandigarh: Abhishek Publications.
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How Do People Choose Cars

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Behavioral Economics

There is a lot of predictability and patterns when it comes to economics. There are many examples that one can point to. First, there is a bit of a cycle to things. Even when there are economic "booms" in the United States or other capitalistic countries, there are eventually "busts" of varying size and degree called recessions. Most of the time, the recessions are fairly brief and not a lot of damage is done. Other times, one sees recessions like the Great Depression in the 1930's and the Great Recession in the 2000's. There was also the fairly dark period that occurred during the latter part of Jimmy Carter's Presidency and into the early 1980's when Reagan took over (24/7 all Street). Of course, there are behaviors that are expected and realized when economic travails come. People tend to tighten their spending, stick to their current job if…… [Read More]

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24/7 Wall Street. "The 13 Worst Recessions, Depressions, And Panics In AmericanA History." 247wallst.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 21 Dec. 2015.

Car Scoops. "Want A Car 'Made In The U.S.A.'? Then Check The First Digit Of The VIN Code." Carscoops. N.p., 2015. Web. 21 Dec. 2015.

Crawford, Steve. "How Does Consumer Spending Change During Boom, Recession, And Recovery?: Beyond The Numbers: U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics." Bls.gov. N.p., 2015. Web. 21 Dec. 2015.

Fiat. "Fiat.Com - Homepage." fiat.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 21 Dec. 2015.
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George Kelly's Theory Is a

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("Kelly Psychology of Personal Constructs," 2005)

Social Cognitive theories are a primary focus in today's clinical world. The person is seen as a proactive vs. reactive organizer of his or her life. Utilizing the main concepts of this theory explain why Jane is having such difficulty coping with life? How would Albert Ellis and Aaron Beck intervene in Jane's lifestyle?

The social cognitive theory is when there is focus on learning by watching what others do. The successes and failures that they experience are used to shape how the individual will view the world around them and their role in it. This is accomplished by teaching them techniques during the process that can be applied to their daily lives. (Santrock, 2008, pp. 26 -- 30) When this occurs on a regular basis, is the point that the person will begin to use these events as experiences that will shape how…… [Read More]

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The Beginning of Cognitivist. (2002). All Psych. Retrieved from:

http://allpsych.com/personalitysynopsis/kelly.html

Kelly Psychology of Personal Constructs. (2005). Find Psychology. Retrieved from:

 http://fiupsychology.com/feist15.htm
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Engineering Ethics

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Individual Automobile Safety Technology

Engineering Ethics

The overarching contribution of the automobile industry to the United States economy is considerable. Approximately 1.067 million intermediate job are engaged in the direct support of the industry. The spin-off jobs that are associated with the industry -- those people who are employed in direct and intermediate positions -- adds an additional 1.765 million to the total job count associated with U.S. motor vehicle manufacturing activities. This brings the total number of jobs to nearly 3.145 million jobs. The ratio of direct employment to total jobs created has a multiplier of 10.0 (3,145,000 / 313,000) -- an excellent ratio in any investment. To put it in simpler, more comprehensible terms, for every single job in the automobile manufacturing industry, there are an additional nine jobs in the entire sector.

Private sector compensation that is associated with the total number of jobs is about $206…… [Read More]

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Bazerman, M.H. And Tensbrunsel, A.E. (2011, April). Ethical Breakdown. Harvard Business Review (HBR). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Review. Retrieved http://hbr.org/2011/04/ethical-breakdowns/ar/1

Cutler, D. And Massy-Beresford, H,(2012, October 10). Timeline: Major global recalls in the auto industry. Reuters. Retreived http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/10/us-toyota-recall-cars-timeline-idUSBRE8990RK20121010

Isidore, C. (2010, February 4). Toyota recall costs: $2 billion. New York, NY: CNN Money.com. Retrieved  http://money.cnn.com/2010/02/04/news/companies/toyota_earnings.cnnw/ 

KPMG Global Automotive Executive Survey (2012). Retreived http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDsQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kpmg.com%2FGE%2Fen%2FIssuesAndInsights%2FArticlesPublications%2FDocuments%2FGlobal-automotive-executive-survey-2012.pdf&ei=h36hUOOnA4ftrQHvsYHgCA&usg=AFQjCNHFFrlHnbbP8lH8KvHajjYCitUIhA&sig2=48RlntQ7K-3iW5M_Pe_0iw
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Rhetorical Theory and Practice

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Commonplace: "You Always Admire hat You Really Don't Understand"

There are a great many things that arouse admiration in this world of ours. Some of these things such as a creation of nature, a work of breathtaking art, scientific breakthroughs that benefit human kind, and acts of bravery are, without doubt, worthy of the admiration and the sentiment that they inspire. Unfortunately, however, human beings also fruitlessly admire a great many more things that are illusory in nature and, therefore, not really worthy of respect. Take, for instance, the human desire to be good looking, rich, successful and powerful. These qualities seem desirable purely because people who possess these attributes appear to be better off in life. But, are they really? Or, do these qualities give rise to admiration only because we don't really understand what being beautiful, wealthy, successful or powerful entails?

Perhaps, it is precisely the recognition that…… [Read More]

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Cool Nurse. "Marijuana." Cool Nurse Web site. Accessed Oct. 28, 2004:

http://www.coolnurse.com/marijuana.htm

MDCH. "Key Facts from the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health." Michigan

Department of Community Health. Accessed Oct. 28, 2004: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2941_4871-79336 -- ,00.html
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Transfer Admission Statement Few Things

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Today, in my profession, my education and my recreational pursuits, I am a picture of diligence and determination. As I have begun to succeed in many of the same areas where I had once found achievement so difficult, I began to note the connection between my enthusiasm for that which I was doing and the positive results yielded there from.

I would be able to channel this newfound positive attitude into the discovery of an academic area that resonates with me. Since my accident, I have taken up a new and refreshing direction, learning the beautiful natural science that is economics. It is here within that a direction has emerged. This combined with the positive experiences which I have gained working both at Wal-Mart Korea and at the Lotte Department Store to suggest a clear and attainable path for me. My working experiences have opened up a bevy of personal…… [Read More]

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Accidental Threats Turkey Accidental Threats

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A serious problem in Turkey, as well as in many other nations, is child labor and under table labor (especially among women) as these workers are considered to be working illegally, and those who employ them are also breaking the law they are significantly less likely to be reported in statistics and/or receive due compensation and/or benefits, such as the insurance that is so instrumental in developing a clear sense of employment injuries and deaths. As reported by the U.S. Department of labor, from ILO estimates 6.7% of children aged 10-14 were working in Turkey in 2002.

Currently, the government has identified the worst forms of child labor in Turkey as children working in the streets, in hazardous industrial sectors, seasonal agricultural work, domestic service, and rural labor. The majority of children work in agriculture. Children can also be found working in metal work, woodworking, clothing industries, textiles, leather goods,…… [Read More]

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About the ILO" Retrieved November 19, 2007 at http://www.ilo.org/global/About_the_ILO/lang -- en/index.htm

International Labor Organization LABORSTA interactive data retrieval system Retrieved November 19, 2007 at   http://laborsta.ilo.org/  

ILO NATALEX, Country Profiles Turkey Retrieved November 19, 2007 at http://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex_browse.details-p_lang=en&p_country=TUR&p_classification=00&p_origin=COUNTRY&p_sortby=SORTBY_COUNTRY

Kucuker, H. Occupational fatalities among coal mine workers in Zonguldak,
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Ford Pinto -- Case Analysis on August

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Ford Pinto -- Case Analysis

On August 10, 1978 a group composed of three young women, two were eighteen and one was sixteen, were the subject of a rear end automobile accident by another vehicle while driving in a 1973 Ford Pinto (Epstein, 1980). The car was engulfed in flames due to an explosion in the gas tank of the car and the three young women lost their lives in a horrific manner. This represents one example of a trend that was recognized to be associated with the Ford Pinto manufactured during a range of production years. The design of the Pinto was arguably constructed with a faulty fuel system that caused the case tank to explode on a rear end collision in the car.

It has also been argued that Ford actually had sufficient evidence that the design was a problem before so many people lost their lives. Ford…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Baron, J., 2006. Prospects for utilitarian decision analysis. [Online]

Available at: http://www.rff.org/Documents/Events/090622_Risk_Regulation/090623_Baron2.pdf

[Accessed 25 January 2012].

Epstein, R., 1980. Is Pinto a Criminal. [Online]
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Cityplus Insurance Intelligence Seeks to Illuminate the

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CityPlus Insurance

Intelligence seeks to illuminate the unknown. y definition, intelligence analysis deals with highly ambiguous situations. Despite maximum striving for objectivity, the intelligence analyst's own preconceptions are likely to exert a greater impact on the analytical product than in other fields where an analyst is working with less ambiguous and less discordant information.[footnoteRef:1] [1: http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/psych-intel/art5.html ]

In this specific case, CityPlus Insurance has approached with a number of suspicious automobile accident claims. It has gathered and obtained all the relevant information: injured parties, witnesses, vehicle descriptions, license plates, Vehicle Identification Numbers and registered owners, and dates and locations of the incidents.

The injured parties are all claiming soft tissue injuries and filing medical claims through a select group of chiropractors. There also seems to be a particular group of attorneys involved in this process acting on behalf of the injured parties.

In the above situation, to know about the…… [Read More]

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Brockett, P.L., Xia, X., and Derrig, R.A., 1998. Using Kohonen's Self-Organizing Feature Map to Uncover Automobile Bodily Injury Claims Fraud, Journal of Risk and Insurance, 65: 2.

Clark, M., 1990. The control of Insurance Fraud: A Comparative View, The British Journal of Criminoilogy, 30: 1-23.
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Friends From the Wrong Crowd One of

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Friends From the Wrong Crowd

One of the most challenging things among the young people on America is the idea of bad company. This problem is so pronounced and serious taking into account that the people who surround and individual largely dictates the direction of the life that the individual will take and hence shaping their future.

Ryan a 23 years old boy came from a humble Christian family where no one was allowed to smoke. When Ryan joined campus he met Pat and Torrey who were cigarette addicts. They became his close friends and went a head and invited him to hang out with them for a weekend. Pat and Torrey offered Ryan a whiff of cigarette for the first time in his life. Ryan was hesitant and said an emphatic "No" to the request but they kept on insisting on him to smoke. Ultimately he ended up smoking…… [Read More]

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Nursing and Nutrition

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Bennie is a well-nourished seven years old who develops the flu and has a fever of 101 degrees over the period of two days. Influenza could temporarily affect Bennie's nutritional status in several important ways. First, the diarrhoea and vomiting associated with influenza alone often result in dehydration. In addition, sweat loss from the fever would increase the degree of dehydration. As such, it would be important to ensure that Bennie receives adequate water and replacement electrolytes to compensate for those lost during the course of the influenza.

Second, Bennie's diarrhoea and vomiting would also affect his ability to absorb new nutrients. In addition, fever increases the body's caloric requirements. Given that Bennie is a well-nourished child, this temporary discrepancy between the calories required and calories absorbed would not likely seriously affect his overall health. As such, there is no pressing need to attempt to replace the nutrients lost during…… [Read More]

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Biology and Technology in the Real World

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Stem Cells

Hello, my friend. I am truly sorry and sympathize as much as I can regarding your traumatic car accident and subsequent spinal injury. I appreciate that you have kept me abreast of your treatment options. Your team of physicians agree that you would be a fine candidate for treatment specifically with stem cells. Most people have heard of stem cells and are aware of the scientific and ethical controversies surrounding them, but not as many people have performed productive research to find out what they really are and what the possible medical applications (and pitfalls) that come with stem cells. I have taken it upon myself to do some research for you, so that you are in a better position to make a more informed decision regarding this option for treatment of your spinal cord injury. In the next couple of pages, I will do my best to…… [Read More]

References:

Mayo Clinic. (2013). Stem Cells: What They Are and What They Do. Mayo Clinic, Web, Available from: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stem-cells/CA00081. 2013 May 31.

National Institute of Health. (2013). Basic Questions about Stem Cells. NIH, Web, Available from:  http://stemcells.nih.gov/research/Pages/Default.aspx . 2013 May 31.
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Location-Based Tracking

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Location-Based Tracking

Smart phones are among the latest technological devices in this 21st century. They are smart devices because they come with numerous applications most of which are versions of the computer. In addition, they integrate features earlier witnessed in disparate devices. This paper examines location-based tracking services, which is among the feature of smart phones, performed by various applications. Using adequate information from materials, the paper will discuss at length the various ways these applications can assist parents track their children, individuals track their vehicles and the general perception towards this technology. In addition, the paper will offer my personal view regarding location-based tracking devices because I also use them on my phone.

Introduction

Location-based tracking is a service that utilizes a network-based service, which combines a mobile devices location or position with other relevant information to offer a benefit to the consumer or the user. Supported by advanced…… [Read More]

References

Eisenberg, A. (2013). If a Young Child Wanders, Technology Can Follow. New York Times.

Retrieved November 29, 2013, from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/technology/if-a-young-child-wanders-technology-can-follow.html?_r=0

McCormack, W. (2000). General Motors On-Star Retrieved from  http://faculty.darden.virginia.edu/GBUS885-00/Documents/OnStar_rev0907a.pdf 

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Scholastic and Personal the Process

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" (KGI, 1)

I did start to notice many changes in myself, both in terms of my increasing tendency toward physical activeness and my heightening interest in the opposite sex. At first, this interest was manifested of my generally social nature. And to the point, this adolescent period would be an excellent time in my life in terms of cultivating a loose but increasingly intimate social network. This conforms with my general research on this stage of development, which is highlighted by a transition from a life dominated by home and family to one increasingly more divided to the pursuits of school, extra-curricular activity, athletic team membership and information social gathering. These tend to function as substitutes in certain areas where previously only the family fulfilled certain needs.

This was a tough time though. In the midst of the rapid changes that were altering my physical and emotional experiences, my…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Crain, W.C. (1985). Theories of Development. Prentice-Hall.

Erikson, E.H. (1963). Childhood & Society. W & M. Morton & Co.

Huitt, W., & Hummel, J. (2003). Piaget's theory of cognitive development. Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University: Educational Psychology Interactive.

KGI. (2007). Growth Milestone-12 Years: Declaration of Independence. Kids Growth. Online at  http://www.kidsgrowth.com/resources/articledetail.cfm?id=1130
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Personal Statement for Pharmacy School

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Personal Statement for Pharmacy School

Pharmacy School is highly important to me as part of my career path, and I believe I am both personally and professionally well-qualified to attend and be successful. I have work experience in the pharmaceutical field, having worked at my aunt's pharmacy in the past. This work taught me a great deal about pharmacy as a profession, but also gave me a lot of insight about how to properly treat patients and interact with others. I consider myself more well-rounded because of the interaction I had with so many people during my time at the pharmacy. I smile frequently, consider myself a nice person, and have developed a high level of patience with people from all walks of life. In 2000, when I was 17, I came to the United States and earned my diploma from Valencia High School. Just a week later I began…… [Read More]

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Recommendation Letters

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Pharmacy Personal Statement

Over the course of my life, I have been confronted with many obstacles, yet one core passion has kept me focused: that of my desire to enter the medical profession as a pharmacist. I came to the United States when I was seventeen, relatively late to enter the U.S. school system, but I was still able to become a part of the Honors Program at the College of the Canyons as a pre-pharmacy major, with a focus in chemistry. I had already worked at my aunt's pharmacy, and seeing how the work of a pharmacist could make such a difference in people's daily lives cemented my decision to pursue the profession. While at College of the Canyons I was a participant in the EOPS (Educational Opportunity Programs and Services) and volunteered at the pharmacy of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia. The latter enabled me to…… [Read More]

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Motorcycles Supporters of Sustainability Are

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(the Disaster Center's Motor Vehicle Accident Death and Injury data Index, par. 1)

Accidents due to motor vehicles were the second major reasons of police deaths by the end of the century, accounting for more than 2,000 deaths or 15% of all deaths. About, 1,000 more officers comprising of 7% of all loss of lives were hit and met death by passing motor vehicles while they were not in their vehicle, rendering this group the fourth main reason for law enforcement deaths during the last century. Drunken driving was responsible for 315 cases of these vehicle-linked deaths. During the initial part of the last century, the second most important cause of police deaths were accidents due to police deaths. Practically from 1910-1939, 485 officers lost their lives in motor cycle accidents, as opposed to 323 officers who met death in other automobile accidents. With legal enforcement starting to more and…… [Read More]

References

Alcohol and Motorcycle Accidents. http://www.texasmotorcycleaccident.com/article.asp?artid=52

Automobile & Motorcycle Accidents Information. 2007. http://www.injuryboard.com/view.cfm/Topic=31

Based on the U.S. Annual death rate of 8.7 per 1000. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=203x347144

Blanchard, E. B; Hickling, E. J; Taylor, a. E; Loos, W. R; Forneris, C. a; Jaccard. J. Who develops PTSD from motor vehicle accidents? Behavior Research Therapy. vol. 34, no. 1, January, 1996. pp: 1-10.
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Identify the Torts That Will Be the Basis for the Lawsuits and Explain Why

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Florida Negligence Analysis

Legal Claims for Cal

Negligence- Abe

The first claim that Cal can bring is negligence against Abe for causing the accident. Negligence is the failure of an individual to use reasonable care. Under Florida law, negligence has four components that must be met in order for damages to be obtained.

Legal Duty

A plaintiff must prove that the negligent person had a legal duty to use reasonable care in protecting the injured person

Under Florida law, the requirement is that the standard of care is one of a "reasonably prudent person."

Florida also requires that the incident occurs within a foreseeable-zone-of-risk

Here, Abe was driving the car and Cal was the passenger. It was Abe's duty to safely transport Cal without any accidents or incidents.

Breach of Duty

The second requirement is that Cal prove that Abe breached this duty. A breach of duty is failure to…… [Read More]

Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical Harm § 3 (P.F.D. No. 1, 2005)

Restatement (Third) of Torts section 17

Florida Code TITLE XLV TORTS Chapter 768 NEGLIGENCE PART II DAMAGES section 768.73 Punitive damages; limitation.
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Teenage Drivers

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Teenage Driving

From day one, when a teenager reaches the age of 16 to 18, it has always been a dream to drive a car to school, to the mall or to a friend's house. It is at this point in time wherein driving turns into a fad rather than a skill, to impress, to flaunt and to enjoy, A usual part of adolescence. The car or any kind of vehicle becomes an accessory to a teenager caring only to his or her personal enjoyment and satisfaction. Most often, responsibilities are only secondary to an endless list of teenage pleasure and delight. The need for speed is a race against time and life. For them having to drive is an expression of freedom.

ut for the caring parents of these teenagers, here is the real score as indicated by Dr. Dale Wisely, Ph.D (2005)., Clinical Psychologist.

"...nothing you will deal…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Mary Carskadon, (1995-2005)Inside the Teenage Brain, Frontline

Retrieved Aug 11,2005, Website

 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/teenbrain/interviews/carskadon.html 

Childrens Hospital and Health System (2005),Teenage drivers
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New Jersey Offers Choice No-Fault Insurance

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Risk Management and Insurance -- New Jersey's Choice No-Fault Insurance

hat is no-fault insurance and what states have no-fault insurance?

No-fault insurance is very much what it sounds like it is: when a driver is insured with No-Fault insurance and has an accident, the insurance company pays for the damages no matter who is at fault. This eliminates the need for a driver whose car has been damaged by another driver to fight with the other driver's insurance company. There are twelve states that offer No-Fault insurance (including New Jersey). Choice No-Fault is very different.

Choice No-Fault insurance is offered in New Jersey, Kentucky and Pennsylvania; "Choice No-Fault" means that the automobile owner has a choice; he or she can go with the state's No-Fault policy, or go with traditional insurance. If the driver does go for traditional car insurance that means he or she can file a liability claim…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Allstate. "No-Fault Car Insurance: Required and Optional." Retrieved February 10, 2015,

from http://www.allstate.com. 2012.

Insure.com. "The Most and Least Expensive States for Car Insurance." Retrieved February

10, 2015, from  http://www.insure.com . 2012.
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Law and the Legal Systems

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11. The issued rose in this case is unauthorized use of a company vehicle, which resulted in an accident. Prater was told to bring the truck home over the weekend to work on the body only. His boss never gave him permission to use the truck for any other purpose. Besides, the insurance on the truck would probably only pay for the accident if it occurred on company time. Prater could be charged for stealing the truck and unauthorized use. The ruling in this case should be for the plaintiff. Prater should have to pay for the accident and repairs to the truck.

Week 8

5. In this case, the city is still the rightful owner of the piece of restored artwork. It does not matter how long Hoeltzer had the artwork, it is still the property of the city. Therefore, the city has legal title to the artwork unless…… [Read More]

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Tws Liability Ms Jones Slipping on a

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TWS Liability

Ms. Jones slipping on a banana peel on her way into the Wonderful Supermarket is unfortunate. While there are factors that make TWS look negligent, this case is far from simple in that Ms. Jones at least partially contributed to her own injury and the fact she suffered very similar injuries just six months prior complicates what can be attributed to TWS and what is attributable to the prior accident.

Problems for Ms. Jones

There are a couple of facts and circumstances that do not help Ms. Jones' case against TWS. First, the fact that she is near-sighted and that she took her glasses off after she parked her car but before she made entry into the supermarket raises the idea that she would have clearly seen the banana peel had she had her glasses on. Another factor that does not help Ms. Jones is that she suffered…… [Read More]

References

Car accident defenses: Contributory and comparative negligence. (2012). Retrieved from  http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/car-accident-defenses-contributory-comparative-30148.html 

In pari delicto legal definition. (2011). Retrieved from  http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/In 

pari delicto

Unclean hands legal definition. (2011). Retrieved from http://legal-
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Participated in Public Service or

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I might have chosen to stay in a state of being a victim but instead triumphed. Second, I earned the opportunity to study abroad in England during my junior year of college. I was also the first person in my family to go abroad and will never forget the look of pride on my parents' faces when they saw me off. Moreover, the decision reflected my mature decision to embark on a career in international law: the first time I experienced that level of mental clarity and confidence. Finally, I believe that my decision to pursue a career in law led to the third most significant achievement of my life thus far. Taking the steps to enter law school required a major commitment. The commitment is one I take seriously and I especially intend to push myself to the limits of my potential.

5. University is a Christian university committed…… [Read More]

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Traffic Fatalities

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een raffic Accidents & Fatalities

According to the Institute for Highway Safety, in every developed country around the world, teenage drivers are considered a major hazard. In the United States, this problem is magnified, as American teenagers are allowed to get their licenses at an earlier age than in most other countries, and little driving experience is required before licenses are issued (AAP, 2005). In addition, American driver's licenses are inexpensive and easy to obtain, making them widely accessible to teenagers. As a result, this country has a greatly elevated crash risk among young drivers.

While teenagers drive less than all other age groups, with the exception of the oldest Americans, the number of crashes and vehicle-related fatalities are high amongst this age group (AAP, 2005). According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): "he risk of crash involvement per mile driven among drivers 16-19 years old is 4 times…… [Read More]

These road restrictions are not fully supported, however. Many teenagers argue that it is unfair that all teenagers are punished for the mistakes of a limited group of peers. "Maturity doesn't start at age 18; it differs with ages and people," wrote high-school senior Jessica L. Durga in an editorial in the Detroit Free Press (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2004). She complained that passenger restrictions are unfair because "passengers often help the driver see oncoming cars."

Many parents support teenagers' complaints that new limitations may be going too far. Some believe that parents should decide how their kids drive -- not governments. "It's up to parents to decide if and when their kids should drive. ... I get tired of the state telling me how to bring up my children," argued Connecticut parent Debra Gaudette in the Hartford Courant (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2004).

Proponents of teenage driving restrictions disagree with these points-of-view. "It is unacceptable to have so many young people dying," said Gayle Berry, the state representative who sponsored the bill to increase the driving age in Colorado (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2004). Some teenagers support this stance, as well. Michigan teenager Shea Rabidoux believes that limiting passengers is a good idea. "I know a lot of dangerous ... drivers. If the ... bill [to limit the number of
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Red Lights Camera Sharpshooting Driving

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Livesey, J. (2007). Officials Smile for Red-Light Cameras. Oakland Tribune: ANG Newspapers

The successful use of red-light cameras by the Millbrae Police Department would lead to an expansion of the program. The City's Red Light Photo Enforcement Program said that it generated more than $110,000 in revenue. Sgt John Aronis said that there was a reduction in the volume of red-light runners at Millbrae Avenue and Rollins Road since the installation of these cameras. Some residents, however, had complained about these cameras flashing too brightly. Some others considered it an invasion of privacy. The rest protested the tickets issued for violations.

Peceimer, et al. (2006). Against Red-Light Cameras. Oakland Tribune: ANG Newspapers

Some residents and observers expressed disfavor towards the installation and use of red-light cameras. They said that red-light running was not a problem in Menlo Park where these cameras would be set up. They also said that these…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Hakkert, a.S. And Gitelman Viktoria (2004). Effectiveness of red-light cameras. 11 pages. Road & Transport Research: ARRB Transport

Harvey, D. (2005). Red-light cameras. 2 pages. Oakland Tribune: ANG Newspapers

Livesey, J. (2007). Officials smile for red-light cameras. 2 pages. Oakland Tribune:

ANG Newspapers
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Sigmund Freud's Bungled Actions Theory

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Instead of canceling the visit, the person grudgingly gets ready to go and at the train station accidentally gets on the train that takes home back home instead of the one that takes him to the relative's house. This in Freud's mind would be a bundled action because the person did not feel comfortable canceling so instead his subconscious took over and provided a way for him to get out of going by doing what he secretly wanted to do in the first place, which was to remain at home.

Accidental self-injury has long been attributed to the theory of bungled actions. If a person gets into a car accident and is killed or almost killed one may later discover that the person in the wreck was depressed and was facing a court date, or a divorce or financial ruin. The accident in the car according to Freud would not…… [Read More]

Sigmund Freud developed the theory of bungled actions for the purpose of explaining why people have accidents. In his practice there was no such thing as an accident, but instead, every accident had an underlying often subconscious reason for happening. Freud believed strongly that it was not only necessary to explore these bungled actions but to understand their foundational roots so that the person could let go of the problem and have a healthier mental attitude.

REFERENCE

Freud, Sigmund (1960) The Psychopathology of Everyday Life. Volume VI. Translated By James Strachey. London: The Hogarth Press, 1960.
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Proximate Negligance You Decide The Law Who

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Proximate Negligance

You Decide: The Law

Who is to blame?

Factual Summary

Suzy Marks and her friends Jerry and Kate were ordered to leave Elsewhere City Park at the 11pm curfew time by Officer uthless. Suzy told the Officer she wanted to wait for her friend Orson, who was supposed to pick her up at 11pm or said she would walk the short distance home. Officer uthless ordered her into Jerry's vehicle and said she should leave immediately. Jerry made several stops on the way home and got into an accident, causing Suzy to be injured

Was Officer uthless' action the proximate cause of Suzy's injuries?

estate or summarize the question. What is the legal question you are going to answer?

Was Officer uthless negligent?

Legal concept(s)

According to McCollum v. CBS, "the threshold and, in this case, dispositive question with respect to the assertion of a claim for negligence…… [Read More]

References

Herrara et al. v. Quality Pontiac. Find Law. Retrieved:

 http://caselaw.findlaw.com/nm-supreme-court/1323261.html 

McCollum v. CBS. (1988). Retrieved:

http://eejlaw.com/c/McCollum_v_CBS_E09.pdf
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Multivariate Statistics the Research Question

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I might believe that other variables (such as gender and low income) have a more significant impact on the frequency of car accidents as compared to for instance the general belief that it is crime, and location that induce them.

Potential pitfall

Firstly, I have to ascertain that my operational terms of data are totally accurate and thorough, since the outcome depends on the data that is fed-in to the system.

Most significantly, however, the major conceptual limitation is that I can only ascertain a relationship but never be sure of the underlying causal factor. It may be a variable that is seemingly unrelated to the independent variables mentioned here and, therefore, has been overlooked. For instance, it may be a possibility that menopause may be responsible for inducing accidents; so even though the factor of age may have emerged as significant, the real problem -- menopause -- has remained…… [Read More]

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Sleep All Human Beings Need Sleep in

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Sleep

All human beings need sleep in order for their bodies and minds to function properly. However, more and more people are staying up later than they should and then getting up without having slept the amount of time that they physically need in order to recover and ready themselves for the next day. Sleep debt refers to the deficit between the amount of sleep that a person gets and the amount that they need to function. The official definition, according to Scientific American states: "Sleep debt is the difference between the amount of sleep you should be getting and the amount you actually get. It's a deficit that grows every time we skim some extra minutes off our nightly slumber" (ebster 1). Every night it seems that for a large percentage of the population, the sleep debt seems to increase. There are many individuals who never get enough sleep…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Danner, Fred and Phillips, Barbara. "Adolescent Sleep, School Start Times, and Teen Motor

Vehicle Crashes." Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. (Dec. 2008): n. pag. Rpt. In Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum. Ed. Laurence Behrens and Leonard J. Rosen. 11th ed. Boston: Longman, 2011. 522-28. Print.

Lambert, Craig. "Deep Into Sleep." Harvard Magazine. Boston, MA: Harvard Magazine, Inc.

2005. Print.
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Tort Liability Bug May Have

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Vicarious liability imposes liability on one person for an illegal or tortious act committed by another, such as the negligent conduct of the dockyard worker under BUG's employ. Tort Liability Basics: Strict, Vicarious, and Joint Liability," 1999)

Question B

hat defenses may be available to BUG?

BUG could argue that neither the dockyard worker not BUG security measures were not negligent, that security was adequate, and the incident was much like a car accident, making it the fault of the driver or robber, not BUG's inability to protect the employee of the vendor company. However, even if a car accident occurs "while the employee was driving from his office to a client's site," on a professional matter, the employer will likely be liable for the accident, thus BUG's legal fate does not look salutory. (Tort Liability Basics: Strict, Vicarious, and Joint Liability," 1999)

orks Cited

Tort Liability Basics: Strict, Vicarious,…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Tort Liability Basics: Strict, Vicarious, and Joint Liability." (Nov 1999) Findlaw. Retrieved 16 Sept 2006 at  http://www.inc.com/articles/1999/11/15396.html
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Lowering the Drinking Age the

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The issue was a charged issue that many people felt very strongly about, i.e. race and was an allowable and supported social stigma, and yet when faced with the real life decision to break the taboo and serve Chinese people they did so with little hesitation and then effectively lied about it in self report. (Pager & Lincoln, 2005, p. 355)

Drinking and driving is a seriously socially charged issue that could have the same self-report results if given the correct avenue to do so. The self-report dogmatic dialogue regarding drinking and driving is an absolute rejection of the behavior (even after 1-2 drinks as is asked in the New Zealand Study) and yet this is an attitude and a self-report dogma, what we would say when offered the social choice, not a real reflection of how individuals would behave if given the opportunity to drink and drive. Another fault…… [Read More]

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Brownfield, K., Fernando, K., & Halberstadt, J. (2003). Indirect Effects of Lowering the Drinking Age on New Zealand Students' Alcohol-Related Behaviours and Attitudes. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 32(1), 22. Retrieved May 28, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5001970912

Fagan, J. (2005, September). Adolescents, Maturity, and the Law: Why Science and Development Matter in Juvenile Justice. The American Prospect, 16, 5.

Fillmore, M.T., Carscadden, J.L., & Vogel-Sprott, M. (1998). Alcohol, Cognitive Impairment and Expectancies. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 59(2), 174.

A and Lincoln Q. Walking the Talk? What Employers Say vs. What They Do. American Sociological Review 70: 2005, 355-380.
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Urban Pollution by Joel A Tarr

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Urban Pollution by Joel a. Tarr

Human Dissatisfaction

Joel Tarr's article, "Urban Pollution -- Many Long Years Ago" is largely about the form of urban pollution that preceded that created by automobiles. In short, this pollution was largely caused by horses, which were used as the dominant form of transportation from the end of the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th century. The author is essentially establishing a comparison between the pollution caused by horses and that caused by automobiles, although he devotes the vast majority of the article to elaborating on the fact that the pollution caused by horses was considered as big of a problem as the pollution caused by automobiles in the 1970s. If one examines the amount of space he uses for detailing the concerns regarding horse pollution to that of automobile pollution, one can infer that the former appears to be worse than…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Tarr, Joel. "Urban Pollution -- Many Long Years Ago."
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Motor Vehicle Association V State

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Most experts believe, though, that the Supreme Court's decision chastising the NHTSB was instrumental in its increased diligence and oversight regarding airbag implementation and safety measures.

Additionally, the NHTSA has a clear mandate, despite the allusion to evidence in the Court case that there may have been undue pressure placed upon the organization due to auto manufacture's complaints about rising costs for safety devices in a down economy (the late 1970s and early 1980s). However, according to their own site:

NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 to carry out safety programs previously administered by the National Highway Safety Bureau. Specifically, the agency directs the highway safety and consumer programs established by the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, the Highway Safety Act of 1966, the 1972 Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act, and succeeding amendments to these laws (nhtsa.dot.gov).

The NHTSA should…… [Read More]

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Evans, L. Traffic Safety. Science Serving Society, 2004.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety

Act of 1966. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1985.

Pratt, L. "Work Related Roadway Crashes." National Institute for Occupational Safety.
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Healthcare Addressing the Issue of

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Stated to be barriers in the current environment and responsible for the reporting that is inadequate in relation to medical errors are:

Lack of a common understanding about errors among health care professionals

Physicians generally think of errors as individual that resulted from patient morbidity or mortality.

Physicians report errors in medical records that have in turn been ignored by researchers.

Interestingly errors in medication occur in almost 1 of every 5 doses provided to patients in hospitals. It was stated by Kaushal, et al., (2001) that "the rate of medication errors per 100 admission was 55 in pediatric inpatients. Using their figure, we estimated that the sensitivity of using a keyword search on explicit error reports to detect medication errors in inpatients is about 0.7%. They also reported the 37.4% of medication errors were caused by wrong dose or frequency, which is not far away from our result of…… [Read More]

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Discussion Paper on Adverse Event and Error Reporting In Healthcare: Institute for Safe Medication Practices Jan 24, 2000

Patient Safety/Medical Errors Online at the Premiere Inc. page located at: http://www.premierinc.com/all/safety/resources/patient_safety/downloads/patient_safety_policy_position_2001.doc

Medstat / Shortell, S. Assessing the Impact of Continuous Quality Improvement on Clinical Practice: What It Will Take to Accelerate Progress.

Health Policy Monitor (2001) A Publication of the Council of State Governments Vol. 6, No. 1 Winter/Spring 2001 PO18-0101
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Jackson Pollock the World of

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For Pollock, the expression of his style was directed by "some type of mysterious, psychic force which seemed to take control of his hands and feet" 12 which may explain why some people have viewed his paintings as being accidental in nature, meaning that Pollock applied the paint without any sense of pattern or structure. This view is patently wrong, for after studying any of Pollock's paintings, it becomes clear that he did indeed possess a "madness to his method" when painting. As .H. Friedman points out, "There is something of the mystical in Pollock's materials which motivates not only the painter but also the viewer. Perhaps it is the random fall and scatter of the paint which best express the sum of the work's overall artistic qualities." 13 number of Pollock's best works are not small in scale, for they are entire pieces of canvas stretching at times more…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Cernuschi, Claude. Jackson Pollock: Meaning and Significance. New York: Westview Press,

Friedman, B.H. Jackson Pollock: Energy Made Visible. New York: McGraw-Hill Book

Company, 1972.

Landau, Ellen. Jackson Pollock. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998.
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Life Like at the Age

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" At this point she feels that she has lost everything she had. All the hopes and all the beliefs she possessed are destroyed to their very roots leaving the girl to start it all over again. The realization of her plans fails, the life choice she makes leaves her without any support. Exactly at this moment her values start "mutating," activating the girl's "defensive mechanism." Subconsciously she may even feel offended and disappointed with both of the man she loved for having left her on her own. She feels the unfairness of the occurring events and cannot find a reason to explain. These doubts transform her values in order to save her from getting hurt again.

A personal relationship stops being the source of love, care and being herself but a source of a possible future loss and pain. Her grief transforms into a powerful block whose main goal…… [Read More]

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Auto Traveling Hazards Money Time

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As it had been said earlier, people would rather take their own car or rent a car when going on a trip. In most cases, this leaves them with more money spent, and a greater risk of being part of an accident. In comparison, those that choose to travel by plane are much more relaxed and can enjoy being driven by a professional pilot that is experienced in avoiding dangerous situations. In contrast, almost anyone that has a driver's license can drive a car, regardless of their experience. From that, one can understand that it is much safer to be a plane passenger than it is to be a car passenger.

There are far more chances of a car crashing into another than there are of a plane crashing into another. hile the air traffic is constantly controlled by experts, the land traffic is rarely controlled by policemen.

hen planning…… [Read More]

Works cited:

1. Irvine, Chris. (2008, October 16). "Road travel in Britain 'as dangerous as it was 500 years ago'." The Telegraph. Retrieved from The Telegraph Web site:   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/3206661/Road-travel-in-Britain-as-dangerous-as-it-was-500-years-ago.html  

2. Roots, Roger. (2007). The Dangers of Automobile Travel: A Reconsideration. The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 66.

3. (1990). Car-Care Tips for Cross-Country Travel: Checking the Auto before the Road Trip Can Prevent Costly Highway Mishaps. Ebony, Vol. 45, May.

4. (2006). See You Travel Safe. Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England), July 21.
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Business - Consumer Behavior Customer

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The consequences of even a few dissatisfied customers can be enormous: "Dissatisfied customers turn to competitors; loyal customers spend more, refer new clients, and are less costly to do business with" (Arendt & Harris, 1998, p. 27). The authors point out that because it costs about five times more to gain a new customer than to keep an existing one, and since dissatisfied customers tell at least twice as many friends about bad experiences than they tell about good ones, it is clearly to the small business owner or manager's advantage to seek high levels of customer satisfaction and retention.

According to Gebhardt and Townsend (1990), although the notion that little things can add up to have an enormous positive effect has gained wide acceptance, many companies continue to remain sluggish in their response to the reality that little things can also have an immensely negative impact on a company's…… [Read More]

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Arendt, L.A. & Harris, J.H. (1998). Stress Reduction and the Small Business: Increasing Employee and Customer Satisfaction. SAM Advanced Management Journal, 63(1), 27.

Benjamin, S. (1997). Words at work: Business writing in half the time with twice the power. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books.

Clarke, M.A. (1997). Policies and perceptions of insurance: An introduction to insurance law. Oxford: Oxford University.

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Drivers Test Elderly Due to the

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For instance, a decline in peripheral vision may impact the ability to pass approaching vehicles safely, and the decreased range of motion in an older person's neck may impair the ability to look behind when backing up. Also, reaction time decreases by almost 40% on average from age 35 to 65 (Jackson, 1999).

It also appears that the aging process may affect cognitive skills. Short-term memory loss, for instance, can decrease driving skills by interfering with an individual's ability to process information effectively when merging onto a highway into traffic or changing lanes. Such issues are magnified when driving under stressful situations. The higher incidence of cognitive impairment, particularly dementia, among older men and women leads to an increased risk of accident involvement (Jackson, 1999).

According to AAP, as a group, persons age 65 and older are relatively safe drivers. Although they represent 14% of all licensed drivers, they are…… [Read More]

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Beers, M.H. & Berkow, R. (eds.) (2000) the Merck Manual of Geriatrics. 3rd ed. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck & Co.

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Printing Office.
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Proofreading of Doctoral Chapter

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drivers endure a multitude of work-related health issues due to the nature of their work. They drive consistently long hours. They must be weary of potential accidents, and do not receive high pay. This can lead to a higher than normal employee turnover rates, which lends to a lower quality of service for customers. esearchers have aimed at identifying what specific work-related health problems plague bus drivers.

esearch shows bus drivers often suffer from high blood pressure and musculoskeletal pain in the form of neck and low back pain. This may be due to constant vibration while driving and an ineffective seat and bus driver cabin. Another potential cause for these illnesses is the constant stress of the job. Bus Drivers cite the risk for potentially aggressive passengers and bad weather conditions as major stressors.

This dissertation is meant to show through interviews with bus drivers and managers and a…… [Read More]

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Anderson, N. (2004). Encyclopedia of health & behavior. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.

Antonelli, R., Costa, L., Eustachio, A., Queiroz, R., Martins, F. and Mello, A. (2013). Development of a Methodology Focused on the Improvement of Both: Ergonomics and Comfort of Commercial Vehicle Seats. SAE Technical Paper Series.

Arezes, P., Baptista, J., Barroso, M., Carneiro, P., Cordeiro, P., Costa, N., Melo, R., Miguel, S. and Perestrelo, G. (2013). Occupational safety and hygiene. Boca Raton, Fla: CRC Press.
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Distracted Drivers

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solutions to the problem of distracted drivers by looking at the advantages and the disadvantages of each solution. Distracted drivers account for at least 1.2 million car accidents every year, according to the Automobile Association of America. Drivers can be distracted by anything from conversation with a passenger in the car, to eating and drinking while driving, or talking on a cell phone. Clearly, driving while distracted is a dangerous occupation on today's highways, and it must be regulated, before more people lose their lives due to senseless and selfish distracted drivers.

One major factor in driver's distraction is eating and drinking while driving. "Driving is a task that requires the driver's full attention,' said ick Meyers, chief of accident information for the Illinois Department of Transportation. 'To distract one's self with lunch or eating doesn't do justice to the importance of driving. It is a responsibility'" (Librach 01). The…… [Read More]

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Glanz, William. "Lawmakers Hold off on Cell Phone Ban." The Washington Times 10 May 2001: 9.

Ledford, Joey "Dialing+driving = danger on roads." The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. 25 Jan.1998, pp C02.

Librach, Phyllis Brasch. "Meals on Wheels: Dining a La Car-Te is Popular Habit Among Americans." St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 27 June 1994, pp 01.

Stutts, Jane C., et al. "Distractions in Everyday Driving." American Automobile Association: Foundation for Traffic Safety. 2003. 2 Aug. 2004. http://www.aaafoundation.org/pdf/DistractionsInEverydayDriving.pdf
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Teenagers 16 Years of Age Should Not Be Allowed to Drive

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Teenagers 16 years of age should NOT be allowed to drive." This is a persuasive essay and it discusses the issue of Teenagers NOT being allowed to drive at the age of 16 and why I think they should not be allowed.

Teenagers 16 years of age should NOT be allowed to drive

Car accidents have known to be deadlier than gang violence, suicide, or drugs and alcohol. Every year thousands of teens die all over the world from motor vehicle crash injuries. This is a very important issue and we cannot ignore this problem; as it is simply not going to disappear. Motor vehicle accidents are the number one killer of teenagers aged fifteen to twenty-four. Teenagers are involved in car accidents as both drivers and passengers, compared with other age groups. In addition to the number of teenage driver deaths, two out of three of those teens were…… [Read More]

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Laberge-Nadeau C, Maag U, Bourbeau R. The effects of age and experience on accidents with injuries: should the licensing age be raised? Accid Anal Prev 1992;24:107-16.

Mayhew DR, Simpson HM. New to the road: young drivers and novice drivers: similar problems and solutions? Ottawa (ON): Traffic Injury Research Foundation of Canada; 1990.

Preusser DF, Ferguson SA, Williams AF. Effect of teenage passengers on the fatal crash risk of teenage drivers. Accid Anal Prev. In press 1997.
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Practice Assessment Clinical Case

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Gender: Female

Birthdate: 01/16/1985

Age: 30 years, 11 months

Dates of Evaluation: 10/25/15 -10/30/2015

eason for eferral

This is a 30-year-old right-handed woman referred by Dr. Smith for a psychological evaluation to determine any lingering psychological and cognitive effects as a result of a mild head injury that she suffered on October 15, 2015 as a result of an automobile accident. The client has complained of severe memory problems, being disoriented at times, feeling depressed and anxious, and having nightmares the accident. Her physical complaints consist of headaches, back aches, poor sleep, nausea, and vomiting.

Identifying Information

The client is a 30-year-old, divorced, Hispanic woman who lives with her children in a home that she rents in XXX (client please insert city). She has been married three times and has three children from two of the marriages.

Developmental History

The client grew up in XXXX (insert). She reported that her…… [Read More]

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Black, D. O., Wallace, G. L., Sokoloff, J. L., & Kenworthy, L. (2009). Brief report: IQ split predicts social symptoms and communication abilities in high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 39(11), 1613-1619.

Groth-Marnat, G. (2009). Handbook of psychological assessment. (5th ed.). Indianapolis, IN John Wiley & Sons.

Hogan, T.P. (2015). Psychological testing: A practical introduction . (3rd ed). Hoboken, NJ.
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Court Religion a Biblical Perspective

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As the text by Thompson indicates, one of the crucial dimensions of the Biblical orldview is its attention to the relationships formed between men. The interest in assuring justice in the affairs between individuals, this view holds, is part and parcel to the interest of protecting God's morality through the court of law.

This strikes us as particularly important in the case of hite v. Gibbs because it helps us to direct our focus to the matter at the heart of the case. The resolution that the presence of Mr. Hart's malice was a defining, intervening and superceding factor suggests that in fact the statutes designed to help us wade through the details of the present case are in some manner a reflection of this worldview. The use of proximate cause, while relevant to common law proceedings, diverts from a focus on the direct cause of the death of Mr.…… [Read More]

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Baker, J. (1997). Fast Eddie v. Hall. Court of Appeals of Indiana.

Thompson, G.R. (2003). A Biblical Worldview. The Laws of Nature and Nature's God.
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Piaf Pam Gems Provides a View Into

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Piaf," Pam Gems provides a view into the life of the great French singer and arguably the greatest singer of her generation -- Edith Piaf. (Fildier and Primack, 1981), the slices that the playwright provides, more than adequately trace her life. Edith was born a waif on the streets of Paris (literally under a lamp-post). Abandoned by her parents -- a drunken street singer for a mother and a circus acrobat father -- Edith learns to fend for herself from the very beginning. As a natural consequence of her surroundings, she makes the acquaintance of several ne'er do wells. She rises above the lifestyles of the girls she grows up with who prostitute themselves for a living in the hope that they will eventually meet a benefactor with whom they can settle. Edith has a talent for singing and she indulges this interest by singing loudly in the streets. On…… [Read More]

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Eisenstein, Zillah R. The Radical Future of Liberal Feminism. The Northeastern Series in Feminist Theory. Northeastern University Press ed. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1986.pp. xi, 260

Engels, Fredrick. "The Development of Utopian Socialism." Trans. Lafargue, Paul. Marx/Engels Selected Works. Revue Socialiste. Ed. Basgen, Brian. Vol. 3. New York: Progress Publishers, 1880. 95-151.

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Teenage Drinking the Dangers of Teenage Drinking

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Teenage Drinking

The Dangers of Teenage Drinking:

The Possibility of Losing Life in Less than One Minute

There is no greater danger today than the juxtaposition of human force against machine. When this duality comes into play, there is no escape, and its clash can only lead to a violent end. One could envisage such a metaphor for any kind of accident, but especially for the automotive kind. Indeed, of any accident, car accidents are perhaps the most dangerous, with 39 million deaths a year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Of these accidents a good number are due to drinking, and especially to teenage drinking, of which one hears stories in newspapers almost daily. The following paragraphs will thus shed light on teenage drinking and why it is so incredibly dangerous, not only when it comes to cars and driving, but also when drinking socially, and drinking too much.…… [Read More]

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New Trucking Hours of Service

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Off-duty time does not extend the 14-hour period.

15-Hour on-Duty Limit

May not drive after having been on duty for 15 hours, following 8 consecutive hours off duty. Off-duty time is not included in the 15-hour period.

60/70-Hour on-Duty Limit

May not drive after 60/70 hours on duty in 7/8 consecutive days. A driver may restart a 7/8 consecutive day period after taking 34 or more consecutive hours off duty.

60/70-Hour on-Duty Limit

May not drive after 60/70 hours on duty in 7/8 consecutive days.

Sleeper Berth Provision

Drivers using the sleeper berth provision must take at least 8 consecutive hours in the sleeper berth, plus a separate 2 consecutive hours either in the sleeper berth, off duty, or any combination of the two.

Sleeper Berth Provision

Drivers using a sleeper berth must take at least 8 hours in the sleeper berth, and may split the sleeper-berth time into two…… [Read More]

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Milwaukee: Marquette University Press.

Belz, S.M., Robinson, G.S. & Casali, J.G. (2004). Temporal separation and self-rating of alertness as indicators of driver fatigue in commercial motor vehicle operators. Human Factors, 46(1), 154-156.
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Pinto Ford the Ford Pinto Case

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Because it was deemed to cost too much, relative to the target price of the car, Iacocca negated the proposed mechanical reform. "Safety doesn't sell," was his motto. The Pinto was deemed acceptable for the roads because it was a 1971 model and new National Highway Traffic Safety dministration (NHTS) regulations regarding vehicle safety that would have prevented the release of the Pinto were not passed until 1977.

The 'pros,' however, of avoiding lawsuits seem obvious in retrospect, but within the hothouse managerial atmosphere at Ford, the focus on increasing sales and the bottom line was nearly obsessive, as was meeting set benchmarks.

Feasibility of alternatives

What grabbed the public's attention about the Pinto, in addition to Ford's rigid actuarial calculations of how many lawsuits were likely to ensue per customer death, was the fact that the safety mechanism was so inexpensive and easy for Ford to install. The only…… [Read More]

Are recommendations workable and affordable?

Tragically, the modifications to the Pinto that could have saved many lives were both workable and affordable. The mechanism to prevent the exploding gas tank would have only cost $11, and would have resulted in a delay of the car's release that would have been far less cumbersome for Ford than the recall, the time and effort put into court cases, and the need to fight the negative publicity against the company in the media. Ford's reputation as a company that cared about its drivers was damaged for many years.

Additionally, Ford knew that it would eventually have to adopt the required standard, due to pending changes in the law. After 1977, all Pintos had to have a rupture-proof fuel tank design. Ford's decision was clearly taken as part of a marketing ploy to stress the cheapness of the Pinto, and to fulfill Iacocca's arbitrarily set numerical figure of $2,000.
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Silkwood Directed by Mike Nichols

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Yet there was almost no contamination in her car on in her locker at the plant. These results began to seem as if the company was deliberately contaminating her, somehow. After she died, it was shown that she had actually ingested plutonium, and many people believe that she was deliberately poisoned to try to shut her up and intimidate her.

The Kerr-McGee plant in Crescent eventually closed down in 1975, but they avoided litigation for years, and in the end, settled out of court with her estate. They still do business, and while many writers have implicated them in Silkwood's death, they have never been prosecuted or held accountable for her death or what happened to her.

After her death, several of her organs were tested for radiation at the Los Alamos Tissue Analysis Program in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Among other things, they found very high concentrations of plutonium…… [Read More]

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Editors. (2008). The Karen Silkwood story. Retrieved 25 Nov. 2008 from the Frontline Web site:  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/reaction/interact/silkwood.html .

Rashke, R. (2000). The killing of Karen Silkwood: The story behind the Kerr-McGee plutonium case. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
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121 Airlines vs 135 Charters Pilot Rest Requisites

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FAA Pilot Rest Requirements

On January 15, 2009, Captain Chesley Sullenberger successfully landed U.S. Airways Flight 1549, a scheduled commercial passenger flight from LaGuardia Airport in New York City to Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, onto the waters of the Hudson River after the plane, an Airbus A320-214, had been struck by a flock of birds which caused an immediate and complete loss of thrust in both engines. Had Capt. Sullenberger, and the crew of Flight 1549, not responded as they did, in a uniformly calm and cool manner while adhering to the tenets FAA safety regulations, there's a decent chance that all of the 155 occupants aboard the Airbus 320 would not be with us today, and that this story of heroism, in the face of looming tragedy, would have a different ending (Sturcke, 2009).

On February 12, 2009, in the wake of the glee and excitement that…… [Read More]

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Administration. Retrieved from  http://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=11857
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Probability & Measures of Central Tendency Solve

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Probability & Measures of Central endency

Solve the following problems showing your work:

In a poll, respondents were asked whether they had ever been in a car accident. 157 respondents indicated that they had been in a car accident and 117 respondents said that they had not been in a car accident. If one of these respondents is randomly selected, what is the probability of getting someone who has been in a car accident?

he data set represents the income levels of the members of a country club. Find the probability that a randomly selected member earns at least $88,000

total, 14 of them at or above $88,000 means the probability is:

In a certain class of students, there are 15 boys from Wilmette, 5 girls from Kenilworth, 9 girls from Wilmette, 6 boys from Glencoe, 2 boys from Kenilworth and 8 girls from Glencoe. If the teacher calls upon…… [Read More]

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Overview of Measures of Dispersion, Retrieved November 12, 2008, from http://www.unc.edu/~knhighto/econ70/lec2/lec2.htm

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Community Rating in Insurance Under Which Pricing

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community rating in insurance?

Under which pricing system do insurers have an incentive to engage in preferred risk selection?"

Health insurance providers use the rating system to calculate the charge for their insurance. ating systems such as community rating and experience rating use difference statistical method to estimate the amount a given individual or a group will pay for the healthcare insurance. Using the rating system, health insurance providers have been able to determine the amount an individual or a group will pay for their insurance.

Experience rating is defined as the practice of setting a rate for an individual or a group based on the benefits paid on behalf of that group, and experience rating adjusts future premium based on benefit utilization and experience. In insurance, experience rating is based on the traditional insurance concept, which base the premium of a group individual on the probability of the loss…… [Read More]

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Mahdavi, G. (2008). Adverse Selection vs. Advantageous Selection in Life Insurance Market. Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University, Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.
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Mcintyre v Balentine

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McIntyre vs. Balentine is one of the landmark cases in the United States because of its contribution to the adoption of a system of modified comparative fault in Tennessee. Based on this system, a plaintiff may receive compensation for damages where his/her fault is less than the defendant's fault. Notably, the recovery of damages by the plaintiff is lessened to reflect his/her extent of fault. In situations involving several tortfeasors, a plaintiff's recovery of damages is valid so long as his/her fault is less than the total fault of all tortfeasors ("Comparative Fault & The Empty Chair," n.d.). The lawsuit was determined on the basis of contributory negligence doctrine and comparative negligence. The application of these doctrines as fueled by the need to determine the essential difference in the fault or legal duty between a party or non-party and negligent tortfeasor.

Actions that Contributed to the Suit:

Harry Douglas McIntyre,…… [Read More]

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Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche I Experienced

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Both Taoism and Buddhism encourage meditation as a means by which to liberate the mind and achieve emptiness. One of the Buddhist practices that encourages emptiness is mindfulness meditation, or vipassana. However, there are numerous specific methods that be used during the meditation practice. Some are more Tibetan in origin as those espoused by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the Vajrayana tradition. Other meditation practices are like those I learned at the Hsi Lai Temple, which combine Ch'an (Chinese Zen) Buddhism with Buddhist humanism. Taoism, unlike Buddhism, also offers ancillary spiritual practices such as Tai Chi and Chi Gung. The teachings of Buddhism and Taoism go neatly hand in hand.

Therefore, I am continually growing from becoming more open to spiritual teachings. The spiritual journey is like a flower blossoming. I do not believe that religious dogma or ideology are necessary, and in some cases they can be harmful. As Chogyam…… [Read More]

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Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism. Shambala, 1987.

"Emptiness." Retrieved online: http://thebigview.com/buddhism/emptiness.html

"Humanism." Hsi Lai Temple. Retrieved online: http://www.hsilai.org/en/intro_subpages/intro_hsi_lai_human_Buddhism.html
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Misfit He Said Because I

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Although he is compared to divinity, The Misfit is not a "good man," just as the Grandmother is not a good woman. O'Connor purposely alludes to the Old Testament because the deity described there is not necessarily "good" in the sense that He brings joy to human beings. Rather, the Biblical God is vengeful, full of wrath and disgust for humanity. God is, in many ways, like The Misfit. He brings disasters upon humanity and punishes people, often for no reason, as in the story of Job. The Old Testament God is then compared with Jesus Christ, about whom the grandmother and The Misfit exchange many words. Based on their discussions, it is clear that The Misfit has contemplated the nature of Jesus far more than the grandmother, who simply relies on her faith. The grandmother continuously pleads with The Misfit to "pray." However, his response is an intellectual investigation…… [Read More]

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O'Connor, Flannery. "A Good Man is Hard to Find." The Complete Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1946. p. 117-133.
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Driving Encounter With a Deer

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I also felt a second jolt which I realized was the rest of the deer hitting my rear driver's side door after the impact with the mirror spun the animal around. Almost immediately, I could smell the very strong scent of deer and I had a frozen image of an explosion of fur next to my face. The sun was setting to my left and I caught a glimpse of the fur cloud in the afternoon sunlight.

I pulled over at the first rest stop to inspect the damage to my car. The mirror had snapped off so cleanly that it almost looked like it had never been there at all; only an empty housing was still connected to the car. Even the electric wires had been sheared off as though sliced off with a razor. The only other damage to my car was a shallow depression in the rear…… [Read More]

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Criminal Justice Final Define the

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This was due to the fact that defense attorneys often attempted to prove consent by showing that a victim did not resist the assault or had a sexual history suggesting that she would have consented to the sexual contact. Now, N.J.S.2C:14-2 no longer contains a requirement that the perpetrator overcame a resisting victim. Instead, in cases of forcible rape, the Code simply requires that the defendant: committed the assault during the course of certain specified felonies (N.J.S.2C:14-2(a)(3); was armed or seemed to be armed (N.J.S.2C:14-2(a)(4); acted with another and used physical force or coercion N.J.S.2C:14-2(a)(5); used physical force or coercion N.J.S.2C:14-2(a)(5) and -(1); the victim is physically or mentally incapacitated N.J.S.2C:14-2(a)(7). Therefore, the Code names a variety of situations where sexual intercourse between a victim and a defendant is rape, without evidence of any type of coercion.

Maria, a single mother, goes on her third date with John. They return…… [Read More]

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White Privilege and Affirmative Action White Privilege

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hite Privilege and Affirmative Action

hite Privilege

Some people believe that the color of a person's skin matters a great deal in this world, that this racial marker determines the opportunities and potential successes that a person may have in their lifetime. Many people, particularly those who belong to historically marginalized groups such as African-Americans, Native Americans, or Hispanics, believe that being Caucasian or white guarantees an individual certain rights and privileges which are not awarded to minorities. In the essay "hite Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack," author Peggy McIntosh explains that white privilege is the process by which white people are given an unspoken and often unrealized advantage over their minority counterparts simply because they are not from a minority group (1989). This system serves to hinder the availability of the American Dream to all members of the population because instead of everyone being granted a fair deal from…… [Read More]

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McIntosh, P. (1989).White privilege: unpacking the invisible backpack. Independent School.

Steele, S. (2003). A negative vote on affirmative action. The New York Times.
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Weber and Marx on Labor in the

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eber and Marx on Labor

In the 19th century, leading social theorists such as Karl Marx and Max eber believed that because its many inherent contradictions, the capitalist system would inevitably fall into a decline.

More than a century later, however, the capitalist system is far from dead. Rather, it appears to be further entrenched, encircling the world in the stranglehold of globalization.

Despite the continued growth of capitalism, however, this paper argues that both Marx and eber's writings remain relevant to explaining many aspects of advanced industrial capitalism. In this paper, the Marx and eber's writings on estranged labor are explored in detail, to examine if the labor theories both men used to analyze capitalism and the plight of workers in the 19th century can also be applied to 21st century capitalism.

The first part of this paper discusses Marx's theory of estranged labor, as written in The Economic…… [Read More]

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Lee, Matthew T. And Ermann, David. "Pinto madness as a flawed landmark narrative: an organization of and network analysis." Social Problems, Feb 1999 v46 i1 p30(1). Proquest Database.
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James Dean Both His Real Life and

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James Dean, both his real life, and how it related to his role in the movie "Rebel without a Cause." It will relate the themes of youth violence, and parent/youth relationships between James Dean and his personal life and the movie and real life in the 1950's.

JAMES DEAN AND THE MOVIES got it and I know if I better myself that there will be no match. A fellow must have confidence. - James Dean

James Dean was one of the most popular stars of the 1950s. Ironically, he only made three films before he died, but they were all popular at the box office, and increased his popularity with his fans. The film he is most remembered for is "Rebel without a Cause," released in 1955, after he was killed in a car accident. Dean has always embodied the "bad boy," and "Rebel without a Cause" did nothing to…… [Read More]

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Bindas, Kenneth J., ed. America's Musical Pulse: Popular Music in Twentieth-Century Society. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1992.

Byars, Jackie. All That Hollywood Allows: Re-Reading Gender in 1950s Melodrama. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

Cohan, Steven. Masked Men: Masculinity and the Movies in the Fifties. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997.

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Right to Die

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right to die. The writer uses analytical skills to dissect and argue several right to die cases that have been presented in court in America. The writer discusses the ethics of the practice as well as presents ideas about the future "right to die" arguments and cases. There were eight sources used to complete this paper.

Through the advances of medical science people are living longer than ever before. Those who are chronically ill are being helped in the quest to alleviate symptoms and those who might have become ill in the past are being cured. The medical science advances have also allowed those who would have died in the past from head injuries, car crashes, gun shots wounds and other accidents to live. All of the advances that have been made have worked in favor for millions of people who otherwise would have died. The advances are also providing…… [Read More]

REFERENCES

Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Legal Slippery Slope (accessed 1-19-2003) from Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/409026_7

Cases in history (accessed 1-19-2003)

http://www.euthanasia.org/cases.html
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Faulkner Tarantino and Inarritu Globalization

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In 21 Grams, the narrative darkens and is localized. Inarritu deepens his exploration of class differences, but this time on the U.S. side of the New orld Order that has been brought about by the North American Free Trade Agreement. According to Ohchi, 21 Grams consists of three narratives whose protagonists differ from each other, but are interconnected (ibid. 3-4)

Babel is just really Amores Perros and 21 Grams written on an international canvas and echoes much of the social commentary in Inarritu's 2000 maiden film. According to Soelistyo and Setiawan, another term for this type of film is hyperlink cinema. hile in many films, this methodology can result in a film where the interlocking stories spin out of control, in Babel Inarritu is fully in command and retains full control of the stories and plot lines (Soelistyo and Setiawan 176). As the name implies, seemingly disparate story lines are…… [Read More]

Works Cited

D'Lugo, Marvin D. "Amores Perros Love's a Bitch." From the Cinema of Latin

America ed. Alberto Elena & Marina Diaz Lopez. London: Wallflower Press. 2003.

Durham, Carolyn a. "Is Film a Universal Language? Educating Students as Global

Citizens." ADFL Bulletin. 40.1 (2008): 27-29.
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Stakeholder Analysis Ford Motor Company Key Stakeholders

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Stakeholder Analysis Ford Motor Company

Key Stakeholders Ranked by Level of importance

Internal Stakeholders

External Stakeholders

Corporate officers -- Responsible for establishing the goals and mission of the company and ensuring that managers and employees at all levels are properly carrying out the strategy of the company. (Luca, 2007)

Customers/Car owners -- customers make an investment when purchasing a vehicle and they expect the vehicle to be safe and reliable. Customers depend on their vehicles for work, school and general transportation. As such they have an interest in Ford's ability to develop good dependable vehicles.

Managers -- Managers carry the information received from corporate officers to employees and make certain that the goals established are realized.

The General Public -- Everyday people are killed or injured in car accidents. Because Ford cars are popular and a mainstay on roads throughout the world, the general public is interested in knowing the…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Ford and World Safety Leaders Work to Launch Intelligent Vehicles Quicker, More Affordably. http://corporate.ford.com/news-center/news/press-releases/press-releases-detail/pr-ford-and-world-safety-leaders-work-34762

Luca, Anastasia. 2007. Organizational Stakeholders

MSNBC (2007). "Home Depot CEO Nardelli quits"

McNamara, Carter (2008). Boards of Directors
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Business Ethics Corporate Values Love Canal Scandal

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Business Ethics

Corporate Values

Love Canal Scandal

The Love Canal situation dealt with a chemical company that buried there toxic chemical waste and then sold the land that was contaminated. The Hooker Chemical and Plastics, Co. bought a canal that was unfinished because the owner went bankrupt before he got to finish it. Hooker then filled a large area, a 3,200 ft. section of the canal with chemical waste. It wasn't Hooker alone who dumped in this area. In the same period, several other chemical companies as well as The City of Niagara alls also were also adding to the waste. Hooker claims to have chosen this site for hazardous waste due to the clay composition in the subsoil and the fact that not many people lived nearby. The company reported to have buried approximately 21,800 tons of chemical waste in the canal.

The company later sold the land for…… [Read More]

Ford Pinto

On August 10, 1978 a group composed of three young women, two were eighteen and one was sixteen, were the subject of a rear end automobile accident by another vehicle while driving in a 1973 Ford Pinto. Other similar reports of the cars combustion upon an accident also began to emerge. However, Ford understood the cause of the problem well before any of the accidents occurred. Ford had actually conducted a cost benefit analysis that factored items such as the cost of fixing the fuel system problem on existing cars compared to the estimated legal costs associated with the lawsuits that were directed at Ford due to the unneeded loss of human life. Even though the part was not very expensive, Ford decided that it would still be cheaper to provide compensation through legal settlements than it would be to conduct a product recall to fix the systems.

Ford's actions were definitely unethical in many regards. Even it would have been cheaper for the company to provide compensation to the families would have been cheaper than fixing the problem, the company was still unethical. When considering the costs of human life, protecting lives should certainly come before profits. Not only was the Ford company unethical, but they were also bad at judging the costs. They were forced to pay heavily in settlements, but the total damage was far worse. The company's brand lost a significant amount of value among many consumers which cost them business for years.