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Dickens and Marx the England

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In other words, he changes, and for Marx, the capitalist cannot change until forced to do so, specifically by the revolution he and Engels call for in the Communist Manifesto. Marx sees the economic development of history as a matter of class struggle, following the dialectic of Hegel as opposing forces fight and through that revolution produce a synthesis, or a new social order. Dickens sees change as possible more simply by showing people the error of their ways and so getting them to change to a different way of behaving. Marx sees the need for a revolution to force any change into existence.

Again, the England described by Dickens was the England that helped produce Karl Marx and that contributed to his social theory. Both Marx and Dickens see the social ills of the time and ascribe these to the greed and single-minded pursuit of money on the part…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol. Provided.

Marx, Karl. "The Duchess of Sutherland and Slavery." 1953. Provided.

Tucker, Richard C. The Marx-Engels Reader. New York: W.W. Norton, 1978.
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Faulkner Light in August Just

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Hightower dubs Byron Bunch as "the guardian of public weal and morality. The gainer, the inheritor of rewards

...(ibid. 147)." He is religious and keeps a low profile in his Christian humility.

Byron Bunch is portrayed in stark contrast to Mr. And Mrs. Hines, our old racists, This is in contrast to religious hypocrites like Mr. Hines that use religion to demean and downgrade from humanity another group of people so that the religious fanatic can feel superior. These airs of superiority are seen again as Hines couple is shown to be prejudiced not just against Blacks, but also against Mexicans as well (ibid., 151-152). Truly, he is an equal opportunity hater that does not discriminate in his distribution of racist zealotry and vitriol.

Joe Christmas as a Jesus Christ Type of Figure

In the book, Faulkner portrays Joe Christmas in the mode of Jesus Christ type of figure (ibid.,…… [Read More]

References

Faulkner, William. Light in August. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1972.
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Deserve the Tickets to the

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Last year, during the Lakers' Christmas game, the Lakers were routed by Cleveland, thanks to the talents of LeBron. This year's game is a grudge match against LeBron as well as an opportunity to show that the last several losses for the Lakers were flukes and not indicative of the overall strength of the team. All of the fans hope that this year the Lakers will be playing in the NBA finals this July. Additionally, after as he was ejected from the end of the last, disappointing game, I know that Kobe Bryant will be ready to fight -- and win -- on the holiday. I believe he will be the 'Grinch' that steals the Heat's thunder and breaks its streak of victories.

Christmas is not just about presents -- it is also about having memorable experiences. Having the experience of seeing my team win with other loyal fans would…… [Read More]

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Jewelry Exhibition Plan Exhibition Plan Anderson &

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Jewelry Exhibition Plan

Exhibition Plan

Anderson & Sons Co. is a forty years old company specializing in diamond and platinum jewelry. It is planning to conduct an exhibition for its elite clients on 25th November, 2012. The idea of this exhibition is to present the new collection of Anderson & Co. And its strategic alliances to the respected customers. The jewelry collection is based on the theme of Christmas and will be released a month before this festival.

Our jewelry is designed by country's top designers who have worked with reputed brands like Tiffany, Swarovski, Chanel and Renaissance. Along with our creations, we will be presenting selected and limited work of other apparel with the idea of presenting exclusivity and style under one roof.

Location of the Exhibition

We are planning to arrange this event in one of the most reputed art galleries of the New York City, Luhury Augustine…… [Read More]

References

McKeever, M.P. (2005). How to write a business plan. 7th ed. Nolo.

Pinson, L. & Jonnet, J. (1999). Anatomy of a business plan: a step-by-step guide to starting smart, building the business, and securing your company's future. 4th ed. Dearborn Trade Publishers
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Marketing New Orleans During the Off Season

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evolution of a festival: Creole Christmas in New Orleans" by Harsha E. Chacko and Jeffrey D. Schaffer

Although ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the "Big Easy" has recovered once again to become the destination of choice for millions of tourists each year, even during the city's off-season in December. To determine how the city achieved this success, this paper provides a summary of the article, "The evolution of a festival: Creole Christmas in New Orleans" (1993) by Harsha E. Chacko and Jeffrey D. Schaffer, including a brief discussion this event, a summary of the author's main argument, and a discussion of what this argument advises concerning the nature of events. Finally, a summary of the research and important findings from this article are presented in the conclusion.

Review and Discussion

A brief discussion of the event

This article describes the annual Creole Christmas event held in New Orleans during…… [Read More]

References

Chacko, HE & Schaffer, JD (1993, December). 'The evolution of a festival: Creole Christmas in New Orleans.' Tourism Management, pp. 475-482.
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Supply Chain Ann Supply Chain Management Annotated

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Supply Chain Ann

Supply Chain Management Annotated Bibliography

Chopra, S., & Meindl, P. (2010). Supply chain management: Strategy, planning and operation (4th ed.).Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall

The text by Chopra & Meindl (2010) is an excellent starting point for this discussion, primarily because it serves as a rather exhaustive introductory reading on the subject. Providing academic explanation of the basic premise of supply chain management and an extensive investigation of the strategies used for maintaining and evaluating this business dimension, the Chopra & Meindl text is a highly useful primary and frequently employed reference source on the subject.

Lee, H.L. (2002). Unleashing the power of intelligence. International Commerce Review: ECR Journal, 2(1), 61-73.

The above source is well-supplemented by the article from Lee (2002), which adds a discussion about technological and practical advancement to the subject. Here, Lee identifies shifts both in capability and orientation, particularly vis-a-vis the…… [Read More]

Retrieved: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/christmas/9664036/Behind-the-scenes-at-Amazons-Christmas-warehouse.html

Schoenfeldt, T.I. (2008). A practical application of supply chain management principles. Milwaukee, WI: Quality Press.

Slone, R., Mentzer, J., & Dittmann, J. (2007). Are You the Weakest Link in Your Company's Supply Chain? Harvard Business Review, 116-127.
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Heart's Confession There Is No

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Later, I saw you again at my uncle's party. You looked so beautiful sitting there with Lizel and Denise. I wanted to come over and talk to you when you smiled and waved at me. I could not at that time because I was with Elizabeth.

Even though it was a long time before I would see you again, I never stopped thinking about you. I hoped I would see you more when Lizel started renting a room for my uncle. When she asked about renting the other room to you, I said, "no" due to having a girlfriend and I knew I could not handle having you so close to me all the time.

Lizel, however, never listens to me. To my surprise, the next day I see you walking down the steps. My heart almost stopped as I felt like I was going to faint when you sat…… [Read More]

My heart has never been unlocked this way to anyone like you. Please take this gift and keep it to remind you of me. The feeling with which I give it extends from my soul. You may do with the gift whatever you will. If you cherish it, the feeling with it will grow to no end. If you decide to keep it in its box, it will, as I, be patiently waiting for you.

I do not care if we conquer the world and rule as king and queen or if we simply live as mere peasants. If I had you - I would be the richest man of all times in history. If to my loss, however, if you find you are happiest in the arms another, I want that for you always -- that you are your happiest. So, my dearest Chesca, if these words do not stir your heart as you stir mine, please put me back in to my box. I will wait patiently; hoping and praying. I will wait for however long it takes to reassure you that with me, you have nothing to fear. I will wait until we both know the meaning of the saying that: Perfect loves casts out fear -- hopefully together.

Blue Letter Bible. "John's First Epistle - 1 John 4:18b - (KJV - King James Version)." Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2009. 14 Dec 2009. %3chttp://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=1Jo&c=4&t=KJV%20%3e??
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Carter Jimmy Faith and Freedom

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S. But this incident was a turning point in the history of Iran and many believe that this conflict was staged to prove that Iran was not afraid of any country. The conflict played a huge role in exposing Carter's foreign policy. The book's weaknesses lie in its overemphasis on few successes of Carter's Presidency era and its failure to dwell on his numerous failures including inflation, poor international relations and unemployment. The book wants to show that it was President Carter who earned the release of hostages but the fact remains that these hostages were released the very day, he left the office and Reagan took over.

Carter, Jimmy. Sources of Strength: Meditations on Scripture for Daily

Living. New York: Random House, 1997

This book contains 52 lessons from the Bible that President Carter cherishes. Each lesson is meant for each week of the year. The book provides an…… [Read More]

Lieutenant James Earle Carter, Jr., USN." Department of the Navy.

Naval Historical Center. October 19, 1997. Retrieved February 16, 2007, at http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq60-14.htm.

This site can be treated as a primary source since it only gives factual information about President's time in Navy. The site explains how the ex-president joined Naval Academy and chronicles his rise to the rank of lieutenant. There are no major achievements mentioned during his service time in Navy except some academic achievements during wartime program. The site only informs about the various periods and stages in ex-president's service time. From this site, one can learn about Carter's interested in atomic and nuclear programs. He was interested in joining nuclear program with Admiral Rickover and was found capable enough to be a part of this project. He also received training as engineering officer to work at the nuclear power plant in 1950s.
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Village Mayor

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Mayoral Decision

A group of our town's most prominent Christian leaders has come to the Mayor's office, asking that we allow them to erect a Nativity scene on the city property in honor of Christmas.

At one time this was considered a complex issue involving separation of Church and State. However, that issue has been settled by the Supreme Court recently, when they required that the Ten Commandments, something used by major non-Christian religions as well as Christian ones, from a courthouse, because it implied a religious connection to the judicial system.

At the same time it seems silly to completely ignore the fact that at least 80% of this town's population celebrates Christmas in one way or another. The Mayor's office feels that it should support all people in our multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-religious town, but that this should be done in a way that shows respect for all…… [Read More]

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Personnel Management -- Poor Personnel

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Yet, it is not the global recession that prompted the problems, but it is more of the time when they surfaced. The cause is the poor personnel management implemented for years within the organization, meaning as such that a solution can only come with the improvement of the personnel management strategies. The lines below point out to some strategies that could be developed and implemented to address the problem of poor personnel management at British Airways:

(a)

The creation and implementation of a strong corporate culture focused not only on customer satisfaction, but also on employee on the job satisfaction. British Airways should constitute a safe, pleasant and dynamic working environment that values employee input and embraces employee diversity (Matthews, 1998); an advantage would be offered by incentives, such as flexible working schedules or telecommuting (Joice, 1991)

(b)

The creation of a technological infrastructure that allows communications among staff members;…… [Read More]

References:

Associated Press, January 15, 2010, British Airways' Crew May Strike, The Mississippi Business Journal

Boyd, C., 2003, Human Resource Management and Occupational Health and Safety, Routledge, ISBN 0415265908

Cimini, M.H., 1990, Airline Update, Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 113

Cimini, M.H., Muhl, C.J., 1994, Electronic Monitoring Limited, Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 17
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Hong Kong Ocean Park Advertising and Promotion

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Hong Kong Ocean Park: Advertising and Promotion Plan

I brand manager a renown consumer product marketing company responsible Hong Kong Macau markets.

Ocean Park has been a well-known brand in Hong Kong since 1977 Ocean Park Hong Kong, 2008.

This advertising promotion plan is for the Hong Kong Ocean Park which has three in-park themed hotels. These hotels are named Ocean Hotel, Fisherman's Wharft Hotel and Spa Hotel Frew, 2005.

Each hotel has its own unique blend of features which make it distinct and present a tremendous opportunity for marketing and particularly advertising. The hotels are set for launch in the last quarter of 2011 in Hong Kong. The total budget is HK$2million which covers all promotional activities for the month of December 2011. This will be used for digital media advertising and billboards. These have been analyzed to be the most cost-effective media for advertising. Hong Kong and Mainland…… [Read More]

References

http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/45563/hotels_in_hong_kong_a_market_analysisACCESS ASIA LTD. 2001. Hotels In Hong Kong: A Market Analysis [Online]. Available: [Accessed 14th November 2011].

CAREY, K. 1992. OPTIMAL HOTEL CAPACITY: THE CASE OF BARBADOS. Social and Economic Studies, 41, 103-126.

CHALKLEY, B. 1997. Hong Kong: Colony at the Crossroads. Geography, 82, 139-147.

CHENG, J.Y.S. & NGOK, K.L. 2000. Hong Kong in the Eyes of Chinese Cadres. Asian Affairs, 27, 93-109.
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1939 by Robert L May Rudolph Story

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1939 by Robert L. May, Rudolph Story

Rudolph, an American Folk Hero

The story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is an excellent example of taking a classic folk story theme and giving it new vitality by infusing the hero with distinctly American values and ideals. The combination of the classic theme and the American hero combined to make Rudolph's story an indispensable part of the Christmas holiday season for millions of people for the past 50 years. In fact, it seems as if Rudolph has always been a part of Christmas, but in reality he was only created 65 years ago. Because Rudolph has become such a celebrated part of America's Christmas tradition in such a relatively short amount of time, the study of the story of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer is essential in any course examining the development of the fable or tale.

What is it about misfit stories…… [Read More]

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Male Ambition in the Works

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Despite his illustration of the subject's greedy pursuit of his ambitions, Tennyson had also shown redemption through Ulysses' eventual realization that success and ambition must be shared and done for the benefit of others, too: "...we are, we are, One equal-temper of heroic hearts..."

In a similar depiction of male ambition, Dickens in the novel "A Christmas Carol" illustrated how the character of Scrooge embodied moral degeneration as a result of greed and bitterness. The ambitious Scrooge was characterized by his townspeople and employees as an "ogre," especially for the Cratchit family wherein "[t]he mention of his name cast a dark shadow..." Realizing his errors in life through the Three Ghosts of Christmas, Scrooge redeemed himself by changing his ways, a moral conversion showed through generosity and compassion to others: "He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man as the good old city…… [Read More]

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Dickens & Bronte Keeping the

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Cathy is, although temporarily lowered to a servant when Lockwood first meets her, was brought up from birth by her father to be a refined young girl, and Hareton is the rightful owner of the estate he inherits, not a true orphan and stable boy like Heathcliff.

The shift in the individual and personal past cannot change society in Bronte -- perhaps because Bronte's tale is a romantic tale, embracing both female and male experience, and this acknowledges the limits of gender, of both partners in a relationship. In contrast, Scrooge's initially rejection of human kindness is solely told in male-directed, economic terms -- by providing a turkey and medical care for Bob Cratchit's family, Scrooge becomes a good man. Scrooge is more powerful, financially, even if he lacks a heart socially, than Catherine or Cathy is, as both are women who are possessed of an estate only through patrilineal…… [Read More]

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Strengthening the Orientation Process

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Strengthening the Nurse Orientation Process

Strengthening the orientation process

The healthcare management has been recording increasing developments of shortage of the human resource. This worrying trend has severed the health facilities to near grounding their functioning and purpose. However, research and interviews have attributed this trend to factors related to the orientation programs (Christmas, 2008). Most orientation schedules have been faulty in delivering the desired attention in the practicing interim nurses so that they can remain in the unit of practice. For this reason, the role of the nurse leader is being questioned. How is the nurse leadership role effective in overseeing the nurse orientation process? In my role as a nurse leader, it is my initiative to ensure that the orientation schedule in my unit is effective.

To strengthen the nurse orientation process, there are certain key aspects that I will stress. These areas include the assessment section, communication,…… [Read More]

References

Christmas, K. (2008). How work environment impacts retention. Nursing Economic$, 26(5),

316 -- 318.

Jones, C., & Gates, M. (2007). The costs and benefits of nurse turnover: a business case for nurse retention. Online Journal Of Issues In Nursing, 12(3). Retrieved from  http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/ 

OJIN/TableofContents/Volume122007/No3Sept07/NurseRetention.html
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Reorganization and Leadership at Happy

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However, management needs to keep in mind a budget in order to make this possible (Bolman & Deal, 2008).

A way in which to get everyone to work together the organization can form teams under each division. Each team has a leader that reports to the manager and communication improves because of it. They can also have teambuilding activities once a quarter to help bring about unity, which will empower others to come and allow for "Total Quality Management (TQM)" to occur (Bolman & Deal, 2008). Instead of the negative attitude and the lack of people wanting to go to work, each person feels empowered, and they want to contribute positively. As a result, they choose to encourage others and feel good about helping the customers enjoy their stay at Happy Hotel. Management will then advocate as well as inquire to make sure employees are satisfied, which makes all their…… [Read More]

References

Bolman, L.G., & Deal, T.E. (2008). Reframing organizations. Artistry, Choice, and Leadership.

Fourth Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Coulson-Thomas, C.. (2009, April). Leading and managing change. Management Services,

53(1), 31-37. Retrieved from, ProQuest Database.
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Grandfather My Grandpa Was a

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I felt a little said I couldn't take them all home and show them to Grandma, but that was soon overcome by feeling good about letting them go instead of being greedy and wasting nature's beautiful resources.

That just had to be one of the best days of my life because I still remember it with warmth in my heart, appreciation for what I learned, and a deep love for Grandpa for taking the time to teach me.

He saved my cousin Richard's life too. I was eight. Richard was twelve, and almost didn't make it to thirteen. It was Christmas vacation at Grandma and Grandpa's house in Arkansas. A heavy snow had fallen, and us kids were having an all-out snowball fight near the lake. Of course, Grandpa had warned us several times not to go near the lake, but, hey, we were kids and we were having fun,…… [Read More]

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Educational Scenario

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Education Scenario

Response from District Superintendent

Bill James

How did the parents' letter make you feel? Be candid in your response.

How did I feel when reading this belligerent letter? My first impression after reading half way through the letter was, here is a member of (or an ideological believer in) the Tea Party and the school's multicultural programs give him a perfect opportunity to rage against immigration. Reading all the way through, and reading it a second time, it is apparent that the father has a chip on his shoulder because he served in combat missions and now that he is out of uniform he believes he has the right to rage against what he feels is too much attention paid to other cultures / subcultures in America.

He can say that he was in the service with others of different nationalities and ethnicities -- and therefore he can't…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Fram, A. (2010). Hispanics Face Most Discrimination In U.S. (Poll). Huff Post Politics.

Retrieved October 1, 2013, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com.

ISLLC Standards. (2008). ISLL standards that help define strong school leadership. Retrieved October 1, 2013, from http://www.schoolbriefing.com.

Merced County Public Schools (2010). Multicultural Education Plan. Retrieved October 1, 2013,
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Break Up Letter Dear I'm

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You were a blessing I will always be grateful for, and one I wish I knew how to reclaim and make a part of my journey through life again.

We didn't just have "our song," we had whole genres of music. There are some albums on my shelf that I can't really play anymore without growing despondent just thinking of you. There was never any boredom that crept into our many hurts together, but instead there was always laughter and excitement, not to mention passion. Even though we were together at work at the bar and together at home, we never seemed to get tired of each other or even really need a break from each other -- in fact, we took our breaks together, too, and our vacations -- remember our first Christmas at your parents house? Or the next year at mine? Even our families, crazy though they…… [Read More]

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Teacher it Is a Basic

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That incidence shocked my family and especially my father lost his emotional control. During those tumultuous times, my parents decided to part away and got divorced. It was double loss for me and suffering from depression, I decided to drop out of the college but my mother stood like a wall to support me and not to abort my studies. She encouraged me to continue my education with proper determination.

I completed my graduation in 1992. I was the first one in my family to graduate from a college. Yet, with all my hardship, the influence of the accidental death of my brother and subsequent divorce of my parents was deep, my GPA was low and I had to overcome and improve. During all those times, my mother continually supported me as a great mentor in learning how to deal with difficult situations in one's life. I realize how important…… [Read More]

Along with my educational background, my personal situations have taught me a lot. Twenty years ago, while I was attending UC Berkeley, during my sophomore year, my youngest brother became a victim of gang-related crime and was murdered brutally. That incidence shocked my family and especially my father lost his emotional control. During those tumultuous times, my parents decided to part away and got divorced. It was double loss for me and suffering from depression, I decided to drop out of the college but my mother stood like a wall to support me and not to abort my studies. She encouraged me to continue my education with proper determination.

I completed my graduation in 1992. I was the first one in my family to graduate from a college. Yet, with all my hardship, the influence of the accidental death of my brother and subsequent divorce of my parents was deep, my GPA was low and I had to overcome and improve. During all those times, my mother continually supported me as a great mentor in learning how to deal with difficult situations in one's life. I realize how important it is for one to obtain a good guide and a mentor who will help him to learn how to make proper decisions. Without my mother's guidance, I might have wasted my educational career long ago. I noticed that her skills to handle the situation and encourage me towards pursuing my education was largely influenced and improved by her teaching experience and since then, I decided to be an educator myself too. She also had a desire for me to be a high school teacher and continue her legacy as a teacher. She herself was a vocational teacher's aide and taught ESL. She inspired me to continue my education and do my best to succeed in what I was doing. By observing the way my mother tried to keep my life on the right path, I realize that I also have some practical knowledge about how to manage students and to encourage them to pursue their career in progressive ways.

I lost my mother one year ago. After recuperating from the loss, I applied for Masters Degree in Education but I was not admitted. Perhaps I was not ready till then. I lost my sister during the Christmas of 2009 and I think even if I had been admitted for the Masters program in Education, I might not have been able to continue the program. Now when I have bounced back and recuperated from all losses I suffered in the recent past, I am willing to pursue this Masters program with utmost interest and dedication. I want to become a teacher which is my aim and this Masters program would be a great step to fulfilling my goal.
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2003 I Went on a

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I was touched by the dedication of the eldest brother to feed his siblings and by the way he ate last only after caring for them, and only if there was any food left after they ate. To me, it was depressing just to see; for them, it was their daily life. I gladly gave them two hundreds taka (about 3 dollars).

Even that experienced paled in comparison to what I saw in the homes of the poor. Millions of people in Bangladesh can't afford anything resembling what we here would consider a "house" by any stretch of the imagination. They live in huts made from straw and scraps of wood; there are no floors inside either, just the hard ground with a roof on top. Still, it is a place that provides a sanctuary from the filthy streets. Naturally, these huts are all blown away and flooded during the…… [Read More]

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Union's Demand Evaluate the Various

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The only questionable charge made by the union is that the company promised to pay employees for certain medical benefits to discourage them from supporting the union, although the announcement of such benefits does seem to come at a questionable time.

Concerning the granting of improved sickness and health benefits in late December, the company contended that the improved benefits were part of the company's annual review of its benefit program and the decision regarding the change of benefits was designed to coincide with the Christmas season, which seems possible. However, to 'cover' its actions by stating that of "most" Milton's statements and questions to employees were not coercive is not enough. It is still responsible for the egregious behavior of Milton. Milton's shadowing of employees, questioning, remarks about Thompson's apartment and demands to be informed of union activities are in clear violation of sections (a) and (b) of the…… [Read More]

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Doll's House the Story of

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The play implies that social conventions can mask the truth by forcing people to take on false appearances, and pretend to believe they are true.

The most upstanding characters in the play are Krogstad and Mrs. Linde. Mrs. Linde is not respectable because she has worked hard all her life and does not have the easy life of a pampered wife. Mr. Krogstad's reputation and his decision to bust Nora make him seem sleazy, but he is actually trying to hold down a job and raise children on his own without any support. He turns out to be, at heart, a good man. Ibsen wants us to know that appearances can be deceiving.

8. This play is supposed to be a tragedy, and is meant to enlighten us about how we lie to each other and to ourselves in order to save face and keep up appearances.

Nora's character changes…… [Read More]

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Ibsen's Doll House Doll's House

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Instead of needing his help and protection, Torvald finds out that it was only Nora's role playing and really she was capable of working and doing deceptive things. Torvald's response to the letter shows that he has very little self-awareness and really thought that the "role-plays" were reality.

5. Torvald believes that marriage and family are important, and that the man or husband is in control. Torvald thinks that men should make all of the choices and that they must protect and watch out for their families, particularly their wives. Torvald had already made up his mind to fire Krogstad since he saw Krogstad as a bad person. When Nora tried to change his mind he probably thought she was weak or stupid or a little of both. He seemed to resent her trying to get involved with his work and his decisions, as women were not meant to have…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Ibsen, Henrik. A Doll's House. Trans. William Archer. 1879. 8 Dec. 2006 http://wlac.etudes.fhda.edu/etudes/courses/westla/spring2004/WLAC_THEATER100_ZURLA/downloads/DollsHouse_full01.pdf.
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Cultural Diversity Interviewed a Co-Worker

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Unlike the culture of my interviewee, African-American isn't really broken into subgroups. I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, which is very close to the Canadian Border and the "U.S. Peace Bridge." I grew up speaking English, and it is the only language I speak.

My religion is not typical of most African-Americans, who tend to be Baptist, Methodist, or Lutheran. I was raised as a Catholic and still practice that religion today. I'm not the only African-American I know who is Catholic, but it's not common in my subculture.

Like my interviewee, I think the media is generally doing a good job of representing African-Americans in the media. However, I still see instances when African-Americans seem to be portrayed as being ruthless and slovenly, which in my opinion makes all African-Americans appear to be the same way (association assimilation).

I believe that all cultures have something that…… [Read More]

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Diversity There Is a High Degree of

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Diversity

There is a high degree of cultural diversity within the Miami-Dade Public School System. According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2010), the county has 73.8% white, 18.9% black, with other groups making up the rest. Within these categories, there is significant diversity. For example, 65% of the population reported Hispanic or Latino origin. Of the white population, only 15.4% reported being non-Hispanic. A full 71.9% of people spoke a language other than English in the home, and foreign-born persons accounted for 51.1% of the population in total. This indicates that there is significant diversity in the community, something that will have tremendous implications for the county school system. Most of the non-English speakers are Spanish-speakers, but not all. The county has a significant percentage of Brazilians, for example. Among the black population, most are African-American but a sizable minority are Haitians, many of whom speak Haitian Creole in the…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Miami-Dade Public Schools (2012). Website, various pages. Retrieved April 8, 2012 from  http://www.dadeschools.net/ 

US Census Bureau. (2010). Miami-Dade County, Florida. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 8, 2012 from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12086.html
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10-Year-Old Boy Alec The Child Has Had

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10-year-old boy, Alec. The child has had pervasive relocations in his life, beginning at age 2 and endured a challenging separation between his parents. Since the separation he first experienced 50% split parenting, living with his mother one week then his father and stepmother the next, until such time as he was school age. He then began to live full time with his mother during the school week and visit his father and stepmother every other weekend, until age 7 when his mother relocated to an area which is a seven hour drive from his father at this point the mother also remarried. From that point to the present he has stayed with his mother and stepfather the majority of the time and traveled to visit his father and stepmother on the Christmas holiday, spring break and through the summer, which usually works out to be about 2 months. Prior…… [Read More]

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Gardner, H. (2000) Intelligence reframed: Multiple intelligences for the 21st century. New York, NY, USA: Basic Books.

Janssen, A., Diekema, E., van Dolder, R., Kollee, L., Oostendorp, R., & Nijhuis-van der Sanden, M. (2012). Development of a movement quality measurement tool for children. Physical Therapy, 92(4), 574-594.

Light, P. & Littleton, K. (2000) Social processes in children's learning. Port Chester, NY, USA: Cambridge University.

Meadows, S. (1986) Understanding child development. Florence, KY, USA: Routledge.
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Three Pronged Symbolic System of the Totem Pole Potlatch and Tamawanas Dance

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Native American Symbolic Rituals

Three Pronged Symbolic System of the Totem Pole, Potlatch and Tamanawas Dance

The people who originally migrated to the North American continent came here tens of thousands of years ago. They brought with them many different customs such as the ability to move quickly from one place to another, a love of the Earth that they inhabited, and a reverence for life. These people became what are now termed Native Americans. Native because they were settled here thousands of years before people from any other location came here. The different groups that crossed the land bridge from Siberia moved down the coast and spread out to different inland locations as they moved. Some settled along the Western coast of Canada and the United States and developed traditions that have remained through the millennia. Among those traditions are the construction of totems, the ceremony of the potlatch,…… [Read More]

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Legends of America. "Native American Legends: Native American Totems and the Meanings." Legends of America, 2010. Web.

Syzgvastro. "The Potlatch Ceremony (To Give Away)." (2008). Web.

U'Mista Cultural Center. "The Potlatch Collection History." U'Mista Cultural Society, 2006. Web.
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Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship

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Small-Business Management & Entrepreneurship

The fruition of many years of dreaming and planning will be realized through the opening of a restaurant in the Tri Cities area. Opening any business requires serious planning and calculations, yet the special needs of a restaurant are particular to the idea that many restaurants have gradual and long-term returns on investment. Start-up costs are often very significant with hard goods and food costs making up a very large output, not to mention procuring a location and either a purchase or lease and either building or remodeling space to meet the needs of the business and procuring the real estate.

Breaking even is often a guiding light at the end of a very long tunnel, between six months and two years depending on the region, and turning a profit often takes much longer. Another consideration is of coarse that restaurants usually do not provide a…… [Read More]

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Sanson, M. (December, 2002). Will It Come to a Smoking License for Restaurants?

Restaurant Hospitality, 86(12), pg. 8.
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How Paganism and Mystery Religions Influenced Christianity

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paganism and mystery religions influenced Christianity.

Paganism

Paganism and mystery religions

Pagan Mystery religions have been associated with paving the way for Christianity presentation across the ancient and present world. They played the role of preparing the people emotionally and mentally in understanding the kind of religion which was represented by Christianity. They existed in varying degrees, examples was the Galilean cult which was to replace them. There encouragement was for a shift from the philosophical and state religion systems towards the craving for personal salvation as well as promise of immortality. It is believed that Christianity have been manifested through the paganism and mystery religions, since they were involved in doing the groundwork which paved the way for Christian missionary work. Most of the perception, as passed from paganism into Christianity got a highly insightful and spiritual meaning by Christianity.

The early church developed from the Greco-Roman world which…… [Read More]

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Angus, S., The Mystery Religions and Christianity, (Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1925),

 http://web.uvic.ca/~tarnas/Platos_Cave/Welcome_files/MysteryReligions.pdf 

Cumont, Franz, The Mysteries of Mithra, (The Open Court Publishing Co., Chicago: 1910).

Cumont, Franz, The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism, (The Open House Publishing Co., Chicago: 1911).
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Transmission of Information Through Families

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SEX: Male [X] Female [ ]

AGE: 18-30 [ ] 31- 45 [X] 46 and over [ ]

PLACE OF BIRTH -- Westminster, Colorado

US or Europe [X] W. Indies & Caribbean [ ] L. America [ ] Asia [ ] Africa [ ]

LENGTH OF RESIDENCE in the U.S.: Less than 5 years [ ] 5 to 10 years [ ] More than 10 years [X]

PRESENT NATIONALITY: American

RACIAL/ETHNIC IDENTITY: White

EDUCATION Up to 8th 9th to 12th Some college orgrade [ ] grade [ ] college graduate [X]

OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS

FAMILY MEMORIES

I grew up in Northglenn, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. I have lived here my entore life except for two stints of college. I grew up in a lower middle-class family. My parents divorced when I was 3 years old. Both parents agreed not to drag it out through the courts, and came up with…… [Read More]

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Technology the Case Argues That

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Management was forced into ad hoc solutions because of its inability to model different demand and supply conditions in advance and develop appropriate contingency plans. The pace of gathering and processing data was simply too slow for such an intense period.

4.

The S&OP software represented a marked improvement in supply chain management for Sunsweet. The company was able to even out its production over the course of the year (it is not explained how this works with a perishable product). Sales forecasts were improved. Production was developed over the long run, allowing it to reduce the number of seasonal workers it hired. The system delivered a return on investment of 15-20%. Moreover, management was able to handle its planning, scheduling and analysis tasks in a much shorter time frame -- hours instead of days -- with the new software, freeing up managerial time to perform other tasks, and improve…… [Read More]

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Jon Benet Ramsey Case Study

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Witnesses reported the noticeable odor of decay was present and dried mucous on one of her nostrils. The child was dressed in a light colored long-sleeved turtleneck and light-colored pants (similar to pajama bottoms). Her distraught father placed her on the floor by the front door. A white cord was tightly embedded around her neck similar to the string around her wrist. On her neck at the base of her throat was a red circular mark about the size of a quarter (World Law Direct Forums web site).

Based on her own experience Det. Arndt believed the child was dead and that she had been dead for some time. John Ramsey told Det. Arndt that he had found JonBenet in the wine cellar under a white blanket, that her wrists were tied above her head, and that a piece of duct tape was over her mouth. He pulled the tape…… [Read More]

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Autopsy photos, Crime Shots True Crime Community web site: http://crimeshots.com

Autopsy report JonBenet Ramsey documents web site. http://www.crimemagazine.com/jonbenetdocs.htm.

Bane, V. (1998). Never ending story. People Weekly, 50 (22) 126-132.

Bardsley, M. (2006). JonBenet Ramsey murder case: An investigative analysis.
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Myth Ritual Language the Relationships

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The Christmas tradition, be it the length of time of its evolution or the desire by each subsequent culture to make it an accepted reality, is not so open and obviously evolving, unless one really looks at it, as Hutton has done.

Lastly, after looking at Hutton's representation of the historical underpinnings of the various aspect of the myth, ritual and language of Christmas one might look at how it continues to evolve in the present. The present meaning, modern day, with its myth, ritual and language surrounded by pomp, circumstance and especially the gift giving (and receiving) part surrounding what most people and especially Christians believe Christmas to really be in their history. I might add here, that there is a modern trend among Christians to take Christmas back to its historical underpinning, or the believed historical underpinnings of the holiday. What is interesting about this is that when…… [Read More]

references. (Coman, 2009, p. 3)

Then one could say to a large degree because in many ways the present accepted myth, ritual and language are accepted as not only historically accurate but fundamentally immutable the media tends to represent it as it is. Yet, Christmas is evolving, it is continually becoming more and more secularized, in the sense that it is becoming a modern representation of the consumer society in which most modern Christians reside or as a time for those who have more seek to aide those who have less, all modern media adaptations of Christmas as a cultural tradition. Christmas is therefore, like all other cultural artifacts created by each generation anew, through language, myth and ritual that better reflect the society we currently live in.

Resources

Coman, M. (2009). Media and Ritual: A Challenge for the Anthropological Thought. Conference Papers -- International Communication Association, 1-23. Retrieved from Communication & Mass Media Complete database.

Higgins, J., & McAllaster, C. (2004). If You Want Strategic Change, Don't Forget to Change Your Cultural Artifacts. Journal of Change Management, 4(1), 63-73. doi:10.1080/1469701032000154926.
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Room I Came Up With

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In conjunction with these car ads, car insurance companies took advantage of this by advertising their services as well. Car insurance companies that I noticed advertising through billboards were Safeco, Progressive, and All State. Progressive provided a catchy and positive note to its ad by having the slogan, "Happy drivers make good drivers." From what I can recall in the All State ad, it mentioned something about safe driving, again with a catchy phrase: "Safe driving bonus for not driving like a paparazzi." These car insurance ads, particularly for Progressive and All State, tackle issues relevant to motorists, their target market: both chose to discuss driving behavior, using different ad 'treatments.' Progressive addressed reckless/irresponsible driving by focusing on the ideal driving behavior and its positive outcome, that is, drivers must have a happy temperament in order to be a good driver. All State, meanwhile, chose to go the opposite route…… [Read More]

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Judaism Even Though the Presence

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(Catholic Home Study Service: Sundays and Holy Days) Hence when a changeover was made from Sabbath to Sunday as the weekly day of worship, the traditional Holy Days began to be neglected, and Christmas and Easter evolved to be the significant festivals of the Christian community. (Christian Holy Days)

The Modern Christian church now orders its members to attend services on every Sunday and on all other Holy Days. The Church makes the Services mandatory on Holy Days and on every Sunday, since the Christians have prayers and offerings as a community and the Services is the crucial activity which shows the worship of the community. Since this crucial activity shows the worship of the community as a whole, the need to attend services on the Holy Days and on Sundays is looked upon by the Church as a serious obligation. Sidelining this is considered to be a grave sin.…… [Read More]

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Catholic Home Study Service: Sundays and Holy Days. Retrieved from  http://www.cin.org/kc61-2.html  Accessed on 12/1/2004

Christian Holy Days. Retrieved from http://www.abcog.org/holyday.htm Accessed on 12/1/2004

Harrison, Jeffrey J. The High Holy Days. A Time of Repentance. Retrieved from http://www.totheends.com/highholy.html Accessed on 12/1/2004

Religious Holidays - or God's Holydays? Retrieved from http://jacksonsnyder.com/arc/eli/pages/holydays.htm Accessed on 12/1/2004
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Integrating Technology Into the Classroom

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Using "Stage One: Rubric for Group Invesigative Roles" can be helpful here, a grading rubric that stresses the ability of students to present information aloud and on paper to with sources correctly cited, with understanding, etc. During the performance, students should be assessed not simply on acting ability, but as denoted in "Stage Three: Rubric for Peformance," that they can understand and morally evaluate what is going on, such as clearly explaining several ways in which a character 'saw' things differently than other characters. This may require teachers to meet with students one-on-one, before giving a final grade, so as to discuss what students learned from the project.

What is the revision process once you have the results from your evaluation?

Students can fill out a questionaire, reporting and assessing their contribution to the experience to allow the teacher to assimilate new information into the lesson plan next year.… [Read More]

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International Reading Association. Last Modified 29 Dec 2006. Retrieved 29 Dec 2006 at http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=238

DID Designer. (2006) Pearson Education, Inc. Retrieved 29 Dec 2006 at http://wps.ablongman.com/ab_leverduffy_teachtech_2/0,9593,1573750-,00.html

Stage One: Rubric for Group Invesigative Roles" (2006). ReadWriteThink. Retrieved 29 Dec 2006 at http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson238/rubric_stage1.html
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Simpsons the Death of the

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That is the viewer must be more attuned to pop culture to enjoy each episode because they're not watching the show for it's story arc or character development within each show (like in the earlier years), they're watching it to see what snarky political and social commentary the show will make or what movie the storyline of the episode will parody. This reflects a change in the media cultural milieu. We've become a society that watches former reality TV stars on new reality shows. In other words, it was once enough to comment on a bad movie or a pop-culture meme within an episode, but now animation shows must fully parody these phenomena. In a sense it's beyond post-modernism and intertextualization, it's an attempt of defining a show exclusively in terms of pop-culture.

It was Churchill who said, "Change is the price of survival." And perhaps The Simpsons needed to…… [Read More]

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Earth Did Not Part

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Readers know that Maria is very religious, and that she prays often and cooks for the family. On page 7 readers learn that in her haste to keep the Catholic ritual of crossing herself, she mixes cooking and religion. "She breathed a prayer and crossed her forehead. The flour left white stains on her, the four points of the cross." Her life is not at all about her, but about the men in her family. And it seems she is a literary counterpoint to Ultima, who is spiritually as strong as Maria is faithful to Catholicism.

On page 50 it is clear that Tony will not depend on his mother's nurturing for a long period of time. "He will be all right,' Ultima said. 'The sons must leave the sides of their mothers,' she said almost sternly, and pulled my mother gently." And as the friendship between Tony and his…… [Read More]

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Anaya, Rudolfo a. Bless Me, Ultima. Berkeley: Tonatiuh International Inc., 1972

Rivera, Tomas. And the Earth Did Not Part. Berkeley: Editorial Justa Publications, Inc.,
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Santa Claus

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Santa Claus

The myth of Santa Claus has delighted children and adults for centuries. While the story of the man Americans call "Santa Claus" has commonalities with how the story is told in other countries, there are some interesting difference as well. The story of Santa Claus is part myth and part truth, and ultimately each person has to decide for him or herself how much to believe.

The original Santa Claus was Saint Nicholas, who lived in what is now present-day Turkey during the fourth century A.D. Although records aren't completely clear, he was probably a bishop. He was persecuted by the Romans for his Christian faith (UMKC, 2004). He was revered for his generosity and kindness, and for miracles that helped the poor and troubled. Among others, the faithful believed that he had provided dowries for three young women so they would not have to enter lives of…… [Read More]

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Author not given. "Vladimir I Brought Christianity and St. Nicholas to Russia," in St. Nicholas Center. Accessed via the Internet 12/4/04.

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University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). 2004. "St. Nicholas Day: December 6th." Accessed via the Internet 12/4/04. < http://www.umkc.edu/imc/stnick.htm >

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Solving the Problem of Holiday

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That way, families could coordinate their schedules and plan family get-togethers just as they do now, except that they would be able to travel without worrying about traffic and airport congestion that makes holiday travel such a nightmare when everybody travels at the same time.

If anything, that approach to holidays would increase their meaning in several ways rather than reducing their meaning. Today, Christmas, Father's Day and Mother's Day in particular have become so commercialized that they have lost most of their underlying meaning. For example, every Christmas season, millions of Americans endure miserable conditions shopping to complete their Christmas lists. Meanwhile, everybody on their lists goes through the exact same thing reciprocally. Instead of giving meaningful gifts to one another, this process has become a ritualized obligatory exchange of gifts of approximately equal value that often completely detracts from any real warmth or meaningfulness of the gifts. In…… [Read More]

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Cuban Traditions Noche Buena in

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There is no cautioning the children to get to bed early to wait for Santa Claus, as gifts are not traditionally exchanged upon this day in Cuban culture. Although some Cubans have adopted the concept of Santa Claus after living in America, traditionally Noche Buena and Christmas Day is more of an adult festival. The parties on Noche Buena, much like New Year's Day, last long into the morning hours, and children sometimes fall asleep on their feet! Everyone rises late and has a casual meal of the leftovers.

Usually, Cuban children receive their gifts on the 6th of January, the day of Los Reyes Magos, the Three Kings or Three Wise Men. This is a day of processions and gift-giving, and people dressed up as the Wise Men throw candy to the crowds of children watching in the streets. (if you really think about it, it makes more sense…… [Read More]

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Market Equilibrium Individual Market Equilibration Process the

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Market Equilibrium

Individual market equilibration process

The laws of supply and demand as they relate to market equilibrium are manifested every Christmas, when children's toys are bought and sold. Quite often there is a hot toy that all children suddenly seem to want. Suppliers cannot manufacture enough toys to suit the demand of parents. As demand increases, price increases. Suppliers, eager to sell more of the desired toy, begin to increase supply to garner the high price the item commands. Eventually, prices become too high and demand drops, stabilizing at equilibrium. After Christmas and after the market grows saturated with the toy, the price drops further as demand drops further. A new equilibrium is reached as the Tickle Me Elmos and Cabbage Patch Kids of yesteryear become discount toys.

Price alone is only one determinant of demand. Another determinant is income -- as income rises, so does demand. This suggests…… [Read More]

Often, at the beginning of the Christmas season there is a shortage of a particular toy and a surplus afterwards, once all of the desiring parents have bought the toy or an acceptable substitute. However, eventually the market will reach equilibrium of supply and demand, as new parents want the toy and/or buy the discounted version.

Reference

Determinants of supply and demand. (2011). Retrieved September 18, 2011 at http://daphne.palomar.edu/llee/Economics%20100%20Class%204.pdf
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Effect of Shopping Malls on Local Economy

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Shopping Mall

The American economy was the biggest political topic during the 2012 presidential election. Americans are worried because unemployment rates are high throughout the country, and President Obama has also cut spending to some key sectors such as the military. There is much that is causing the recession that is unrelated to domestic policy, such as what is going in Europe with the debt crisis. However, there are some important domestic factors that need to be taken into consideration when improving the economy. For instance, some parts of the United States have become dependent on the military and on big box retailers for local economies. However, there is a better way to improve the economy than to rely on big box retailers and single employers like the military. That better way is by developing local businesses. Local businesses have been shown to re-invest in their local economies (through increased…… [Read More]

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"Farmers market important to local economy, producers." Editorial in Greely Tribune.

Foss, Cassie. "Tourism pumps nearly half a billion into local economy." August 7, 2012.

Heilman, Wayne. "Forecast: Local economy will rebound a bit in 2012." The Gazette. January 19, 2012

Lee, Jason. "Shopping local benefits local economy more, new study says."
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Role of Tradition Communities Are

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Therefore, the concept of a traditional Western marriage can be used as a tool for making those who are different from the norm, such as homosexuals, feel alienated and distant from society. On the other hand, advocates of gay marriage suggest that allowing homosexuals to share in the rites and responsibilities of traditional marriage can be a way of recognizing their personhood, and can lead to unification between seemingly diverse sub-populations among the larger Western culture. As the above example demonstrates, there is no easy answer to the question of whether traditions promote unity; some traditions promote unity, while some promote divisiveness, and even the same tradition can have different meanings in different communities.

Furthermore, though traditions develop from a community's shared experiences, it is important to differentiate between a tradition's appearance and the underlying reality. For example, in American weddings, the bride has traditionally worn white to signify virginity…… [Read More]

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European Resistance Movements in the

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A small but vigorous Communist party already experienced with underground work was the first to initiate clandestine operations. They set up front organizations and recruited members. By April 1942, they had recruited enough people to form a guerrilla arm called ELAS. Aris Velouchiotis, a former schoolteacher and Communist revolutionary, was the leader of this group whose goal was to harass the occupiers and wear them down.

A charismatic leader with a strong streak of cruelty, he had a knack for communicating with peasants in the simple but subtle language of the mountains and possessed a flair for the dramatic. He draped his short, powerful figure with bandoliers, wore a black Cossack-style hat flamboyantly and was surrounded by a personal bodyguard of a score or more men, who adopted his headgear and hence were known as "black bonnets" (Bailey, 1978, p. 153).

Another group in Greece, EDES, developed in the mountains…… [Read More]

References

Bailey, R.H. (1978). Partisans and guerrillas. New York: Time-Life Books.

Fogelman, E. (1994). Conscience and courage: Rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust. New York: Anchor Books.

Haas, a. (1984). The doctor and the damned. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Olsen, O.R. (1952). Two eggs on my plate. Translated from the Norwegian by F.H. Lyon.
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Los Angeles Preface Introduction

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This is her suffering.

LUIS J. RODRIGUEZ, THE REPUBLIC OF EAST LA (2002)

"Unfortunately, Rosalba endured many scary nights staying in dingy hotel rooms with other migrants, mostly women, in downtown Los Angeles. She not only didn't have a man to help but no obvious skills except what she learned on the rancho. She had to survive being cast into a peculiar universe of neon and noise. This was a place where women sold themselves for sex or get stoned, and where people on city buses never say anything to you unless they happen to be drunk or crazy" (229).

In this extract, several things become clear about the nature of Los Angeles and its inhabitants. The migrant, whose group Rosalba joins, represents the suffering of poverty. The "peculiar universe of neon and noise" shows just how far Rosalba feels removed from this artificial, seemingly wealthy world. She has nothing…… [Read More]

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London and Dickens the City

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Dickens took a dim view of London's preoccupation with materialism and commercialism -- even though he greatly empathized with the constraints that Londoners of the lower-classes felt.

Bob Cratchit, the poor but humble clerk in the office of Scrooge, serves as the representative of the impoverished but decent working class, with whom Dickens sympathized in the mid-1800s. However, like many of Dickens' characters, he is more fantastic than realistic. Dickens' idealism often had free reign (at least in his early works). Great Expectations, of course, reveals a London full of Londoners who fail to reach the heights of the humble Cratchit. But that novel also comes later in Dickens' career, and reveals a darker era in Dickens' own life, when the city of London seemed less likely to come to terms with its own corruption and spiritual decay.

In David Copperfield, the city of London is remarkably diverse and eclectic…… [Read More]

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Bacon, F. (1909). Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature. Essays of Francis Bacon (the

Harvard Classics). Retrieved from  http://www.bartleby.com/3/1/13.html 

Bishop, M., Green, M. (2009). Victorian Giving. Philanthrocapitalism. NY:

Bloomsbury Press.
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Zero Is Not a Social

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... She puts a robe on and stares at me. I can hear thunder in the distance and it begins to rain harder. She lights a cigarette and I start to dress. And then I call a cab and finally take the Wayfarers off and she tells me to be quiet walking down the stairs so I won't wake her parents. (Ellis 1985, 120-122)

In the second situation, he is with a girl Blair who was once his girlfriend. The girl needs to know if Clay has any feelings for her and his response explains why he was so devoid of emotions.

BLAIR: What do you care about? What makes you happy?

CLAY: Nothing. Nothing makes me happy. I like nothing.

BLAIR: Did you ever care about me, Clay?

CLAY: I don't want to care. If I care about things, it'll just be worse, it'll just be another thing to…… [Read More]

References

Less Than Zero," New Republic, 10 June 1985: 142

Bret Easton Ellis, Less Than Zero (New York: Simon, 1985)

David Lehman, Two Divine Decadents, Newsweek, 7 Sept. 1987: 70-73

Larry McCarthy, "Less Than Zero," Saturday Review, July/Aug. 1985: 80
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Norwegian-Americans Norwegians Are Credited With Being the

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Norwegian-Americans

Norwegians are credited with being the first Europeans to discover North America. The Norwegian/Icelander Leiv Eiriksson reached America by way of Norse settlements in Greenland circa A.D. 1000, nearly five centuries before Columbus. It is usually agreed that the Norwegian settlers in Greenland founded the capital settlement of Vinland at L'Anse aux Meadows, and that their territory included the entire isle of Newfoundland. Just how much they explored further past the Canadian Maritime Provinces in North America has been a matter of discussion for the past hundred years among romantic and ethnic nationalists as well as some lay historians. Some widely disputed evidence suggests that Norwegians having made a lot of settlements much further into the North American mainland than was thought before (Norwegian-Americans, 2011).

Norwegian migration to North American is thought to have started in July 1825, with the sailing of the sloop Restauration from Stavanger bound for…… [Read More]

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Norwegian-Americans. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.norway.org/News_and_events/Norway-in-the-U.S./Norwegian-American-
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American Jews in Film

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American Jews in Film

Narration is an old age tradition that has helped for centuries in protecting the tales and stories of humans and carrying it forth from one generation to other. Where before the tradition carried forth in an oral manner, today the mediums for these narrations have changed drastically, and have moved on from oral traditions to written and even visual mediums. These mediums, which include, Newspaper, books, Radio, Television, stage, etc., today have captured the human imagination and created scenes for the human eye to perceive as a form of reality, rather than an image just in their head. It is not astonishing to believe since visuals in the form of a medium has been used from time unknown and are still present today for us to witness in the form of cave drawings (Wright 1).

There is no doubt that the power of the visual image…… [Read More]

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English B A Place That

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He treated the other residents with dignity as he was working. He said that while there were many residents in the shelter, none of them was alike but people insisted on treating them the same way. Often, residents will find reasons to fight and argue with one another but he wanted to be above that kind of behavior. He was sensitive to the fact that all of them had rough experiences and were just like him in that they were trying to make things better. He would comment that all the residents were citizens of the country and they all deserved the same rights as anyone else, whether they had a home or not. He would rally around residents when they suffered an injustice and try to work toward an amiable situation with them if her could. In "Theme for English B," the wants to know more about the human…… [Read More]

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Oxford Book of Caribbean Short

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They were zigzagging through the sugar cane field, a truly bizarre scene.

Also in Mendoza, it is a dark and evil scene as Mendoza's body is tied to the back of a donkey but the body kept sliding down under the donkey ("ass"). There is no respect for the dead here in this scene, and to take his bloody, muddy, and wet body to his wife's house, and throw it down in the threshold -- that is profoundly evil. He never had a chance, and now his family has to pay the price. The evil and "horrible grimace" that was on the face of the dead Mendoza must have been a terrible shock to his family and his children. His son (who had found what he thought was a corpse) now saw a real corpse, ironically the person he had seen earlier and mistaken for a corpse -- his own…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Bosch, Juan. (2001). Encarnacion Mendoza's Christmas Eve. In the Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories. Eds. Stewart Brown and John Wickham. New York: Oxford

University Press, pp. 70-79.

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. (2001). The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship. In the Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories. Eds. Stewart Brown and John Wickham. New York: Oxford

University Press, pp. 148-152.
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Switzerland History Culture and Lifestyle

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In most of Switzerland's cantons, the main religion is represented by Christianity. It is estimated that 41.8% of the population belong to the Catholic Church, while 35.3% belong to Protestant denominations. Other religions, which were brought by immigrants include Islam accounting for 4.3%, and Eastern Orthodoxy accounting for 1.8% of the population.

Demographics in Switzerland

The country's population in 2009 reached 7,604,467. The age structure is the following: 0 -- 14 years: 15.6%, 15 -- 64 years: 68.1%, 65 years and over: 16.3%. The median age is estimated at 41 years. The population growth rate in 2009 reached 0.276% (CIA, 2009).

Ethnic groups in Switzerland are represented by German 65%, French 18%, Italian 10%, Romansch 1%, other 6%.

The national and official languages in Switzerland are: German 63.7%, French 20.4%, Italian 6.5%, and Romansch 0.5%. Other languages include Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.2%, English 1%, and other…… [Read More]

Reference list:

1. Richards, C. (2005). Living in Switzerland. Transitions Abroad. Retrieved December 11, 2009 from  http://www.transitionsabroad.com/publications/magazine/0507/living_in_switzerland.shtml .

2. Switzerland (2009). Central Intelligence Agency. The World Factbook. Retrieved December 11, 2009 from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sz.html.

3. Holiday Traditions in Switzerland (2009). California Mall. Retrieved December 11, 2009 from http://www.californiamall.com/holidaytraditions/traditions-Switzerland.htm.

4. Holidays in Switzerland (2006). About.ch. Retrieved December 11, 2009 from http://www.about.ch/various/holidays.html.
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Myth of Santa Claus One

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The myth of Santa Claus does to children what God does to adults. In Kant's eyes, Santa Claus is parallel to God. Children will never see or feel him, yet he is absolutely real. Even after individuals find out the truth, they still perpetuate the myth as a way of control over their ignorant children. Rather than behaving in life in order to get into the afterlife, children behave for presents.

Ernst Cassier would follow suit with Kant's ideas on Santa Claus. He believes that men need symbols to create meaning and make sense of the world. Santa Claus, according to Cassier's beliefs, is a product of the adult actions to extract the positive behavior they desire. In his work, Mythologies, Roland Barnes explores the idea that myths are used to control behavior. The myth of Santa Claus is used by those who know the truth to benefit themselves. Children…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Plato. Symposium. MIT.edu Classics. (2000).

http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/symposium.html

McCormick, Mark. (2006). "Immanuel Kant -- Metaphysics." Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. California State University Sacramento.

http://www.iep.utm.edu/k/kantmeta.htm
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Speech You'll Run the Bill

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The commercial shows that advertising does not have to have one appeal or appeal to only one audience. Anyone, young or old, who is a fan of the film will immediately see the parody, and will understand the appeal of the commercial.

The values of U.S. society are different even from 1984 when the film first aired. Technology is extremely important today, and hardly anyone is without a cell phone. So, it is not unusual for a child of Ralphie's age to want one. It would have been in 1984. Our values have changed with the advent of technology, and along with them, society has changed. The film seems very quaint and old-fashioned by today's standards, and the characters, (especially the parents) seem simple at best. In the commercial, their concern is all monetary, which also shows a big difference in values. In the film, the parents were concerned about…… [Read More]

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Light in August by William

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She is good, and in contrast, Joe surrounds himself with bad and self-destruction. Lena shows the opposite side of humankind, the good and decent kind that can cause people to change their minds and their lives.

Hightower on the other hand, represents all that is wrong with the human condition and its reliance on religion. A pious man, he is still a violent and confused man who lives in isolation because of his scandalous past. He too has chosen revolt and solitude, rather than responsibility. However, he takes responsibility for his wife's death near the end of the book, and leaves the reader feeling that he is redeemed, and will die at peace with himself, and with his God. Hightower illustrates there is hope for just about everyone, while Christmas, who never really seems to recant his life, shows that in some, a life of violence and revolt is the…… [Read More]

References

Faulkner, William. Light in August (Corrected Text). New York: Modern Library, 2002.
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Project Management the Project Selected for This

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Project Management

The project selected for this study is the opening of a new restaurant in New York City. This restaurant will be named: "Home Grown." It will be fashioned after the restaurant-creation in the television program "Fifteen" in the U.K. Food Network, a cable television channel has decided to open the restaurant by hiring fifteen trainees. The trainees will be taught all the requisite skills to chefs. Along with that they will also be able to assess the related needs of the restaurant industry. Jamie Oliver, the mastermind behind "Fifteen" in the U.K. has been selected to head this project along with his sous-chef who would be monitor the daily operations in NY City. The restaurant is to open on Christmas Eve, 2004 and it is hoped that it will be a success. Food Network has a budget of ten million dollars earmarked for this project. Any profits from…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Ayers, James B. (2001). Handbook of supply chain management. Boca Raton, Fla.

Alexandria, Va.: St. Lucie Press;

APICS.

Baar, James E, & Jacobson, Stephen M. (2004). Forecasting-What a Responsibility. Cost Engineering., 46, 1, 19
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Advert and Its Benefits

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Classic Coca Cola Advert

Advertisement is very crucial for making sales in a company. It is one way of making the potential buyers to come for the products that a farm offers. It is from the adverts that sales are made. There are many forms of advertisement, and all are aimed at convincing buyers on what is available on offer. Adverts have to be convincing, informative, and moving. They should appeal to the emotions of the buyers and trigger their desires (Campbell, 2011). Coca-Cola Company is a leading company in the beverage industry and has been seen to be making huge profits courtesy of their perfected art of marketing. Their branding team is on top of the game. It is without doubt that companies, which are good in publicity, always make it well in business. In the case of this advert, there are many features showing that significant effort was…… [Read More]

Work Cited

Campbell, Agnes. Advertisement. Edinburgh? [publisher Not Identified], 2011. Print.

Coca-Cola. Holidays are Coming! The classic Christmas advert from Coca-Cola. YouTube. 7 November 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gMjPezr8TY.

Chapter 1. "They say." In Graff, Gerald, Birkenstein Cathy, and Durst Russel "They Say/I Say": The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing: with Readings. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2011. Print
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The Cannonization of Early Christian Church

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Roman Religions

Christianity has obviously made its make on mankind. However, the early Christians, coming from different religions, cults, and worldviews before the emperor Constantine converted the empire, would have experienced this transitions at varying levels from revolutionary to marginally different. This analysis proposes that a member of the Roman society such as the Vestal Virgins saw a dramatic and revolutionary change in their daily lives. However, by contrast, not all members would have perceived the transformation as dramatically. For example, a devotee of the cult of the sun might have found rituals such as Christmas entirely familiar and consistent with previously held beliefs. This analysis proposes that although the introduction of Christianity was a dramatic change for the whole of Roman, the differences were not felt by all demographics equally.

Discussion

Of all the different groups that would have taken a welcoming to the conversion to Christianity in the…… [Read More]

References

Kahlos, M. (2012). Pagan-Christian Debates Over the Interpretation of Texts in Late Antiquity. The Classical World, 525-545.

Nothaft, C. (2012). The Origins of the Christmas Date: Some Recent Trends in Historical Research. Church History, 903-911.

Parker, H. (2004). Why Were the Vestals Virgins? Or the Chastity of Women and the Safety of the Roman State. American Journal of Philology, 563-601.

Pedroni, L. (2011). The Sun without Rays and the Eclipse of 272. Journal of Late Antiquity, 116-123.
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Critical Thinking and Current Events

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In my experience, this is quite rarely the case. In fact, the truth in most families appears to be quite opposite: namely, the holiday season is the time that most people associate with their highest degrees of stress that highlights and exacerbates long-standing family conflicts and feuds. For every family where holiday arrangements are primarily a time of great joy and unity, there might be as many as ten times that many families where holidays generate annual arguments over whose turn it is to host (or not to host), whose families to visit in what order, and whom to invite. As often as not, hosting holiday parties involves keeping separate members of extended family who actually detest one another from coming to blows after drinking to much alcohol.

Instead of being the most peaceful time of year, the newspapers report that the holiday season is always the peak of suicides.…… [Read More]