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plot of the film "I am Sam"
The film "Sam I Am" tells the tale of a mentally challenged man with the intellectual ability of a seven or eight-year-old child. Sam has been raising a young girl, named Lucy, after his favorite Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" since the young woman was an infant. Sam is a single parent and the girl's biological father, but no longer has any contact with the girl's mother, a homeless woman who abandoned both Sam and the girl at birth, alleging that she only slept with a retarded man out of a desire for a warm bed for a night.
Because Lucy has been experiencing social and intellectual difficulties at school, despite her gifted status, the authorities have taken the girl from the man's custody. Sam wishes to obtain permanent custody of his biological daughter, despite his admitted intellectual limitations. He --….
Exposure to an Outgroup
I am spiritually inclined though I have never been part of an organized religious group. That is, I believe in God, or as the Native Americans refer to Him, "The Great Spirit," the enormous and mysterious power that is responsible for the "Big Bang" and for everything that has evolved in the Universe and on Planet Earth. But as to heaven and hell and the rituals that faiths set out as paths to eternal life, I am not certain that those "places" really exist.
My Exposure to an Outgroup
Meantime I am open-minded and try not to pass judgment on what others believe about God and religion. There is a little congregation called "Friday Fellowship" not far from my neighborhood that meets three Fridays a month. A friend of mine from a job I used to have attends regularly, and invited me. I did attend, and this was certainly….
But there has not been shot since the first one at daybreak, and I am a physically fit trained runner, so while I do not imagine myself to be too far ahead of the assassin, I am probably outdistancing him for the time being. If he smokes, then I am leaving him far enough behind that I can cross that damn without being shot. I head for the dam, there is no choice, because the drop zone is on the other side of that dam.
I have miscalculated the assassin's speed, or his sheer determination, and there are shots bouncing around me as I zig-zag my way across the dam. I have miraculously cleared the open space and I am now hidden again by the thick vegetation of the woods. There has to be a way to turn the table on the assassin. I spot a heavy tree stump, uprooted,….
Though he knew he faced incredible odds, Atticus Finch defended his client, because it was the right thing to do. In America, he had the right and the ability to do what he believed was morally and ethically right in a situation. Watching that movie was the first time I wondered what it would be like to live in America.
Of course, not every Hollywood movie is so inspiring about the American dream, but I found the same message in apparently diverse movies. I remember watching the movie Jerry Maguire, which starts out as a man with everything rejecting what appears to be the American Dream. However, the story really is of someone coming into his own and allowing his conscience, not societal mores, not externally imposed limitations, guide him in his life and career. I watched movies like Radio and I am Sam, with their messages that even severe….
summer of 1976 to the end of summer 1977, a reign of murderous terror gripped New York City - it was the year of the Son of Sam. David Berkowitz would eventually be arrested, tried, and convicted for the series of gun-attacks that left six people dead, seven wounded, and an entire city in fear. When caught, while there existed a potential for his being determined to be insane, Berkowitz pled guilty to the six murders and, under the sentencing rules of the time, was given twenty-five years to life. David Berkowitz comes up for parole next year.
The Son of Sam, while in jail, turned his crimes into profit by writing and authorizing books to be written about him.
Outrage against this led to the "Son of Sam Law" which now disallows criminals in jail from profiting from their crimes while behind bars.
Berkowitz has become an icon in the study….
Chesler, A. & Robb. A. (1996). Criminal Quotes. New York: Visible Ink Press.
Glaeser, E.L., Sacerdote, B. & Scheinkman, J.A. (May, 1996). Crime and Social Interactions. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 111. n2. p507(42).
Hollin, C.R. (Winter, 1994). Multiple Murder: A Review. British Journal of Criminology, 34. n1. p1(14).
2002). Michael J. Codd, New York City police commissioner Announces arrest of Son of Sam suspect. www.HistoryChannel.com.Online. Internet. Avail: www.historychannel.com/speeches/archive/speech_341.html. Info Acc: Nov 26, 2002. n pag.
Investing these hours in high quality work is far more important than forcing them to be in the office, when there is ample evidence they are more productive working from home.
To fully quantify and evaluate the proposal of virtual teams with workers who can telecommute, I proposed the following stages of research:
1. Literature review of best practices in advertising agencies and creative teams as it relates to productivity and performance in-office vs. virtually via telecommuting. There are many empirical studies of telecommuting; the challenge will be to find studies specific to our industry. The outcome of this step will be a summary and series of metrics, both operational and financial, describing contributions and limitations of this proposed strategy.
2. Attitudinal and performance-based surveys of existing team members who have worked in-office and in virtual teams will first be completed. Second, 360-degree feedback of teams who have employed virtual meeting….
Resources and Budget
It is anticipated this entire project will take about 30 days, and require 15 hours of my personal time. I am so passionate about this subject and see it as such a competitive advantage for the firm, I am willing to work a Saturday for no pay to do this, I am just asking for 7 hours over 30 days to interview team members who are working virtually, and also use business hours to do research on our cost savings as a result of telecommuting.
We're winning business in a very challenging economy, and communicating the value of public relations and advertising to our clients. We've also been able to take very large, profitable accounts away from our competitors by allowing our creative design teams to work at home during the hours of the day they are most creative. The recent account review by Nike and their selection of Waggoner-Edstrom would not have been possible using traditional project scheduling. The flexibility of designers working from home made it possible to meet Nike's challenging deadlines. The alchemy of all this success is freeing our people to focus on their projects at a depth not possible before. Creating opportunities for our key employees to take ownership of their work and be productive during their most productive time is working -- we just need to make this a formal program and recognize the early wins we are having already. Finally, the bottom line is that with less commute time, there are more billable hours.
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….
Probably the most useful advice O'Donohue (2011) provides is to accept that Sam was incapable of changing. As I began to realize that Sam was going to be a significant source of stress in my life, his mere presence or sighting would cause my blood pressure to rise. In a way, Sam was controlling how I experienced my time on campus.
If I had learned to accept that Sam was not going to change, or cared little about me and the trouble he was causing, the heated confrontations would have ended because I would have learned to walk away. There were times that I sensed Sam was deliberately baiting me into arguments in order to damage my reputation with my coworkers. In addition, I should have been more forthcoming with my supervisors about my experiences with Sam because my word would have carried some weight. Doing so might have minimized how….
Samuel atkin's Diary
Patriotism and Misery in the Narrative of Samuel atkins
The writings of Samuel Rush atkins are considered one of the best personal accounts of the Civil ar. His writings document the actions and activities of Co. H., First Tennessee Regiment, which coincidentally was the title for the first edition of the book. The book is a biased perspective, as the author was a soldier for the southern states. Throughout his book he speaks out against northern doctrine and promotes the southern cause. However, his perspective being put aside, this book stands as one of the best documentaries that chronicles the conditions of the soldiers and citizens during the Civil ar. This research will explore two wartime circumstances that affected atkins experience. The first circumstance is that atkin's social class and that he fought for the South affected his experiences and works. The second circumstance is the terrain and climate….
Sometimes the worst disabilities are those which are invisible to the naked eye; people who have a mental illness or disability are overwhelmingly stigmatized by society and discrimination against them is both widespread and fully condoned in our culture. (Johnstone, 2005). The disadvantages of mental disabilities are compounded by the fact that the abilities which are disabled, so to speak, tend to be those which are most useful in navigating the social provisions for the disabled, and by the lack of physical manifestations which may discourage outsiders from recognizing the need for intervention. Thus there are many particular challenges facing the mentally disabled, including a lack of social sensitivity to, acceptance of, and knowledge about these disabilities, and widespread institutional discrimination affecting employment, medical care, travel, residency, and many other aspects of life. The purpose of this paper is to explore the portrayal in film and literature of the challenges….
"I finally got into the habit of study, which I never really had before. I revived what little I had carried out of college…but it was hardest work I ever did in my life…I learned how to learn.
General George C. Marshall
The School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), based out of Fort Leavenworth, has as one of its main tasks the updating, administration and perfection of the Advanced Military Studies rogram (AMS). The current program guide for the SAMS curriculum has the quote at the top of this page as its first content beyond its cover page. The quote makes clear that just about anything learnable or taught in a traditional college setting pales in comparison to the rigors and demands brought on by learning and serving in the United States military. 1 The recent budgetary and war fatigue status of the current United States Armed Forces has put the….
Pellerin, Cheryl. "Defense.gov News Article: Hale: Sequestration Devastates U.S. Military Readiness." United States Department of Defense (defense.gov). http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=119998 (accessed September 12, 2013).
Hampson, Rick. "Drawn-out Afghanistan War drains post-9/11 fervor." USA TODAY: Latest World and U.S. News - USATODAY.com. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/05/911-anniversary-afghanistan-war-syria/2771437 / (accessed September 12, 2013).
Hess, G. - Vietnam: Explaining America's Lost War. Reviews in History. ISBN 978-1405125284
Trading ehavior Study
Sam used the Survey Method of Correlation to perform the study between the two variables of emotional responses and trading performance for the first hypothesis and emotional stable introverts and new experiences for the second hypothesis. (Cherry). The correlation method is used to look for relationships between variables and uses different underlying methods, such as the survey method. Sam used surveys to conduct his study after he had researched the problem of the company losing money when traders got emotional over the market changes.
Purposiveness is research conducted for a purpose. (Hallmarks of Scientific Research). The goal of Sam's research was to determine if personality and emotions played a role on trading performance. Testability is based on testable hypothesis developed after careful study of the problems involved. It is logically developed hypothesis to determine if the data supports the hypothesis. The first hypothesis is testable because it is based….
Cherry, K. (n.d.). Correlational Studies. Retrieved from About.com Psychology: http://psychology.about.com/od/researchmethods/a/correlational.htm
Deductive vs. Inductive Reasoning. (n.d.). Retrieved from Naked Science: http;//www.nakedscience.org/mrg/Deductive%20and%20Inductive%20Reasoning.htm
Hallmarks of Scientific Research. (n.d.). Retrieved from Anna University: http://cde.annauniv.edu/CourseMat/mba/Sem2/dba1657/hall.html
Hypothetico-Deductive Method. (n.d.). Retrieved from Experimental-Resources.com: http://www.experiment-resources.com/hypothetico-deductive-method.html
constructing responses titles I listing. In response make show reference entry. (01) Discuss
One of the most powerful movements that transformed European society during the early modern era was the dissemination of information and the propagation of reading material due to Johannes Gutenberg's invention of the printing press around 1450 A.D. The movement that would prove to have the most impact upon society as a whole, however, was the imperialist movement that many credit to have originated with Columbus' journeys to the Americas, the first of which was in 1492. The imperialist movement would allow the appetite for power and conquering to expand beyond Europe and eventually encapsulate the entire globe. This movement is directly responsible for today's globalization, and the previous (and perhaps current) colonization and tyranny of many non-European nations. Another major movement during this time period was the beginning of the Protestant eformation, which began around 1517….
Benjamin J. Kaplan (2007), Divided by Faith. Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge University Press.
Bentley, J., Ziegler, H., Streets, H. (2006). Traditions & Encounters: A Brief Global History. New York: McGraw Hill
Equiano, O. Life On Board. International Slavery Museum. Retrieved from http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/slavery/middle_passage/olaudah_equiano.aspx
The Applied History Research Group, 1998. The Ottoman Empire. Retrieved from http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/islam/empires/ottoman/
Wal-Mart was formed by Sam Walton in 1962 with the intention of concentrating on small towns and not on downtown retail districts. He had set up the super store from small beginnings on a town's interiors, stock various kinds of goods in the shelves, and sell the goods to the customers at comparatively lower prices. The progress of Wal-Mart has been tremendous, with the expansion to 4,300 stores recently from 874 stores in the year 1985. Wal-Mart is a 39-year-old retail store which is very popular in U.S. companies, and it is only behind ExxonMobil in annual turnover. (Lawsuits a volume business at Wal-Mart) It could be witnessed that every week, certain 138 million do their shopping at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart has its retail stores in all states and more than 80% of U.S. families have had made at least a single purchase from a Wal-Mart retail store. (Analysis: Wal-Mart's growing….
Boczkiewicz, Robert. Appeals Court Hears Arguments in Wal-Mart Pharmacists' Case. The Pueblo Chieftain. September 30, 2004, p.8-12
Learn about us. Retrieved from http://www.containerstore.com/learn/index.jhtml Accessed on 12 October, 2004
Pharmacist Employment with Wal-Mart. Retrieved from http://allpharmacyjobs.com/wal_mart_jobs.htm Accessed on 12 October, 2004
Retail Store Managers. Retrieved from http://www.thebeerstore.ca/about/tbs-jobs-storemanagers.html Accessed on 12 October, 2004
David was classified by the defense psychiatrists as a paranoid schizophrenic (The Letter (http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/notorious/berkowitz/letter_1.html)."
When he was on his killing spree the NYC police department put together a special unit called the Omega Group for the express purpose of locating the killer and bringing him to justice.
It consisted of 300 officers and would encompass the questioning of over 3,000 suspects. It handled 215 calls a day, and include an attempt to check each of the 28,000.44 caliber Bulldog revolvers manufactured in the United States (Omega Group (http://www.spartechsoftware.com/dimensions/crime/SonOfSam.htm)."
Once he was caught and sentenced he spent the first 10 years in prison angry and fighting but in 1989 Berkowitz says he was touched by God and since that time has lived his life as a model prisoner for Jesus Christ.
At his recent parole hearing in 2002 he sent a letter to the Governor of the state letting him know that he did not….
plot of the film "I am Sam" The film "Sam I Am" tells the tale of a mentally challenged man with the intellectual ability of a seven or eight-year-old…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
Exposure to an Outgroup I am spiritually inclined though I have never been part of an organized religious group. That is, I believe in God, or as the Native Americans…Read Full Paper ❯
But there has not been shot since the first one at daybreak, and I am a physically fit trained runner, so while I do not imagine myself to…Read Full Paper ❯
Family and Marriage
Though he knew he faced incredible odds, Atticus Finch defended his client, because it was the right thing to do. In America, he had the right and the…Read Full Paper ❯
Family and Marriage
summer of 1976 to the end of summer 1977, a reign of murderous terror gripped New York City - it was the year of the Son of Sam.…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Advertising
Investing these hours in high quality work is far more important than forcing them to be in the office, when there is ample evidence they are more productive…Read Full Paper ❯
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…Read Full Paper ❯
Probably the most useful advice O'Donohue (2011) provides is to accept that Sam was incapable of changing. As I began to realize that Sam was going to be a…Read Full Paper ❯
Samuel atkin's Diary Patriotism and Misery in the Narrative of Samuel atkins The writings of Samuel Rush atkins are considered one of the best personal accounts of the Civil ar. His…Read Full Paper ❯
Diversity Sometimes the worst disabilities are those which are invisible to the naked eye; people who have a mental illness or disability are overwhelmingly stigmatized by society and discrimination against…Read Full Paper ❯
Monograph Introduction "I finally got into the habit of study, which I never really had before. I revived what little I had carried out of college…but it was hardest work…Read Full Paper ❯
Black Studies - Philosophy
Trading ehavior Study Sam used the Survey Method of Correlation to perform the study between the two variables of emotional responses and trading performance for the first hypothesis and emotional…Read Full Paper ❯
Drama - World
constructing responses titles I listing. In response make show reference entry. (01) Discuss One of the most powerful movements that transformed European society during the early modern era was…Read Full Paper ❯
Wal-Mart was formed by Sam Walton in 1962 with the intention of concentrating on small towns and not on downtown retail districts. He had set up the super store…Read Full Paper ❯
David was classified by the defense psychiatrists as a paranoid schizophrenic (The Letter (http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/notorious/berkowitz/letter_1.html)." When he was on his killing spree the NYC police department put together a special unit…Read Full Paper ❯