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Lincoln Park Zoo
Recreational activities can be termed as a necessity for every individual despite his age, social status or society. A man with a 9 to 5 job would certainly prefer a vacation or a short weekend road trip. A housewife who is busy taking care of her children and dealing with the household chores all day long would long for a change. Similarly, children attending schools, tuitions and taking exam would prefer an entertainment to get a break from their routine life. This is because of the fact that humans often want change from their daily routine which builds up stress, work load, tensions and burden them up with worries. Consequently, it is not only their work or the responsibilities which are adversely affected, but their health and well being is also compromised. Therefore, although every man would want shelter, food and clothes for their living,…… [Read More]
Existence of God
The philosophical questions I will try to answer and why they are of particular interest to me. Opinions that ordinary people tend to have on the issue
The great monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam profoundly influenced Western philosophy. In all of these religions, the existence of God is a central claim. For nearly a millennium from 500 S.D to about 1500 A.D., Western philosophy was the handmaiden of Christian theology. (Jordan, 567) During this period, the issue of existence of God seemed to be of paramount importance. Proofs were needed to convince infidels and beretics and to retain the faithful. In the more secular world since the Renaissance, these arguments for the existence of God have been severely challenged.
The current essay will discuss the arguments for and against the existence of God. The author has in particular discussed the views of Bertrand Russell on…… [Read More]
Participation in this course has provided for a vocabulary expansion and greater capabilities in the use of digital communications technology, and through practice a greater understanding of what is necessary to communicate to different people of different backgrounds and in different settings has also been achieved. The coordination of language, vocabulary to facilitate more effective and persuasive speech with laypeople, professionals, colleagues, or strangers was a significant learning outcome in this course, as it is useful not only in the classroom but in many areas of life beyond the classroom, as well. It is essential to develop this skill for a career in the military, as communications that are standard among service members are often incomprehensible to civilians while civilian communications may be too imprecise for military needs. Differentiating between the need for specialized terminology and more general and broadly understandable terms -- and being able…… [Read More]
King's introduction is blunt: "One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition. In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir." (King, 1963)
The introduction, however, although not as famous as the speech's conclusion, serves not merely as a crowd-pleaser or an attention getting device to rally the weary souls of the marchers of the movement King lead, but does actually state, quite explicitly, the real, concrete physical goals of the march. King's idealistic conclusion is remembered, but he did not merely call for racial equality, he…… [Read More]
Sentimental vs. Realistic Techniques: Modern African-American Questions Addressed in Contemporary and 19th Century American Fiction
Despite critical caveats about literary quality, the use of sentimental techniques in novels that attempt to precipitate social change are ultimately more persuasive than the use of modernist techniques in similarly motivated social activist novels. Therefore, sentimental strategies that encourage readers to identify with idealized characters and familiar, even formulaic plots allow sentimental novels to act as more popularly persuasive vehicles for social change than modernist novels that deploy realistic techniques through less obvious strategies of identifying with protagonists and which present more morally complex scenarios.
One of the greatest strengths of the sentimental novel is its ability to elicit empathy. Although a literary critic may blanch and the use of such devices as stock characters and idealized moral scenarios in sentimental novels, as deployed most vividly in such works as Uncle Tom's Cabin by…… [Read More]
A seminal self-help book that enlightened the public to the fundamentals of codependent behavior, Melody Beattie's Codependent No More offers readers a chance to improve their relationships with others. Through gentle exercises and insightful anecdotes, Beattie presents the reader with a picture of what it means to be codependent. In relationships in which substance abuse or mental illness plagues one or both partners, codependency is a very real risk that can further diminish quality of life. In general, codependents tend to place their partner's needs above their own, sacrificing self-worth, self-esteem, and dignity. This leads to suppressed emotions, passive-aggressive behavior, and an increase in addictive behaviors. Acting codependently often stems from deep and genuine love that has degenerated into dysfunctional, unproductive, and psychologically harmful habits. Beattie informs her readers that it is often possible to dismantle codependent patterns and remain within the relationship, but an often honest evaluation may…… [Read More]
Douglass asks, "Must I undertake to prove that the slave is a man? That point is conceded already. Nobody doubts it" (Douglass, 1852). However, this statement was simply not true; the humanity of blacks was a seriously debated point at that period of time. He repeats this phrase in two more phrases, "For the present it is enough to affirm the equal manhood of the Negro race" and "the manhood of the slave is conceded" (Douglass, 1852). Furthermore, he provides a significant amount of evidence that supports his proposition, but those statements only highlight his circular argument, because he always begins not with the proposition that a slave is human, but with the proposition that nobody doubts that slaves are human.
The third fallacy that Douglass employs is the appeal to belief. "Appeal to Belief is a fallacy that has this general pattern: Most people believe that a claim, X,…… [Read More]
Rocky Mountain Mutual Case: Memo
What can reduce company healthcare costs and absenteeism -- and also enhance the positive feelings of employees for the company? The answer is simple: exercise. As Americans are growing increasingly heavy and inactive, the healthcare costs to treat chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease are spiraling out of control. At our own company, there is a clear correlation between lower healthcare costs and more frequent use of the fitness facility. Fitter employees tend to be more productive, given the positive feel-good chemicals released by exercise, and because of the enhanced self-esteem of looking better and feeling in control of one's eating habits.
Offering an on-site fitness facility promotes healthy behaviors. One of the most commonly-cited reasons that people do not exercise is time, and being able to workout right before or after work, or during their lunch hour enables employees to exercise even if…… [Read More]
An Analysis of Tom Toles' Gay Rights Cartoon
Tom Toles' most recent cartoon for the Washington Post shows a wedding cake with -- instead of the traditional bride and groom figurines -- a groom and a groom, smiling and holding hands. One of the figurines is playing on the Sinatra tune, "New York, New York," saying, "If we can make it here…" suggesting that gay marriage can make it anywhere. This paper will analyze the strength of Tom Toles' 2011 political cartoon commenting on New York's recent legalization of gay marriage, and show how Toles makes a good and subtle argument for the big impact that we can expect from New York's decision: gay marriage may soon be legal everywhere.
The cartoon is simple enough: the wedding cake is labeled "NY Gay Marriage," the groom and groom holding hands are in tuxedoes, and beside them at their feet…… [Read More]
4. The paper is very well presented but simply needs grammar and stylistic corrections. The author obviously has a good grasp of the topic and organized his or her ideas. By cleaning up bad grammar in phrases like "they are a minimum of opinions," this could be a good paper. The use of first person is fine, but the author might have improved that by including anecdotes instead of just making flat statements like "These are also done on near misses sometimes. I have seen both done where I work."
5. The paper is definitely a persuasive essay, and makes a clear argument for workplace drug testing. One of its key strengths is the author's ability to anticipate audience objections and refute those with evidence. Even though readers may not agree with the "war on drugs" launched by Nancy Reagan, the…… [Read More]
However, although the institutionalist perspective may marginally be the more persuasive, it too has a flaw in the sense that it does not allow for sufficient diversity of interests that may transcend borders and impede international cooperation -- a Jewish supporter of Israel in the U.S. may not support his or her nation's attempt to facilitate economic and political cooperation with Saudi Arabia, and an unemployed American factory worker may support protectionism, even though many Americans may want to buy cheaper cars from Japan, and Japanese manufactures may be eager to meet this demand.
Are you convinced by the argument that states have lost a significant measure of their sovereignty to supranational institutions like the WTO, the UN or the IMF?
The answer to this question is likely dependant upon what state you are a member of -- a nation opposed to the U.S. invasion of Iraq might state that…… [Read More]
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]
To publish it before his death would have meant certain public execution for Procopius for defying the authority of the ruler. However, publishing it after his death would have undermined his authority and those that followed him. Publishing these inflammatory statements after Justinians death would help to assure that the next ruler was of higher quality than the previous one. The people would have demanded it. The political undertones of Procopius are apparent throughout the work.
Conclusions and Recommendations
Procopius was careful in the military histories that preceded The Secret History to write a diplomatically correct account of the occurrences. Procopius hinted at injustices in the earlier works, but had to temper them, to do otherwise, would have been a threat to his safety, as he states in his introduction. However, one must also wonder why he decided to write The Secret History. It may be noted that The Secret…… [Read More]
Learning how to evaluate information sources has improved the quality of my research in all of my subjects and made me a more critical consumer of the media in my personal life.
Simply being in this class made me more comfortable using the English language and better able to use clear and concise language when writing a paper. I hope that my ability to learn from the classroom environment and the contribution I made to the class as someone still becoming comfortable with the writing process in English will be taken into account. I hope my demonstrated improvement over the course of the semester will enable me to obtain a good grade. Everyone's mastery of the skill and art of writing is always a work…… [Read More]
The tone of the argument is generally constructive. While the author implies a clear conflict -- in this situation the basic class warfare argument -- the author proposes constructive resolutions to the issue, such as the passage of new laws governing campaign finance. Because the call to action is aimed at all parties, there is little in the way of disruptive tone, save for disruption to the status quo, which is argued to be a threat.
There is also an element of group and cultural influence in the argument. The author takes care to otherize the threat as being that of "foreign" influence, a clear device used to galvanize those in support of the author's proposals as American. This stretch of the truth -- the vast majority of campaign financing comes from American sources -- is used specifically to invoke America's culture of independence from foreign influence and to galvanize…… [Read More]
This is because a person is able to understand the history of Rockwell much better, and the opportunity to understand both sides of the case. An individual is able to grasp the account of the drama that took place during that time clear up until the present. Anyone who hears the conversation quickly learns that Rockwell purposefully chose to have products on the market to harm consumers. When in reality, this should not appear as the case for anybody to endure because someone could get hurt, and the company is more likely to face a larger law suit that could make the business go bankrupt. Upon seeking to identify with both sides, a person has to consider every argument before making a decision because there really are two sides to every story, which is where the justices were divided in the federal and state level.
The dialogue through the conversations…… [Read More]
Moreover, given the various other causes of accidental death, most notably automobiles, banning guns on that basis would be spurious, unless the state took other measures to reduce accidental deaths, such as the banning of automobiles.
Some people suggest that weapon regulation, rather than banning weapons is the solution. After all, nothing in the Second Amendment prohibits the regulation of guns. Moreover, some type of weapons regulation is supported by the majority of Americans:
since Gallup and the National Opinion Research Centre began polling Americans on the issue in 1959, consistent and decisive majorities have actually favoured some forms of firearm control. It is true, admittedly, that not since 1959 has a majority supported prohibiting entirely the private possession of handguns (although a plurality favoured this option as late as 1965). However, decisive majorities of Americans have consistently favoured the enactment of stronger gun measures, such as handgun registration, licensing…… [Read More]
.....controversy of establishing a court system at the creation of the U.S. Constitution centered on the power struggle between states and the creation of a federal, central government with its own court and ability to overrule state court decisions. The Constitution pitted Federalists against Anti-Federalists. The former wanted a central government that acted as the top force over all the states; the latter wanted no central government -- because, after all, the Revolutionaries had just fought a war against a king -- why should they turn around and elect a new one? The idea of sovereign states was such that each state was its own master and local citizens could have more say in their government at a localized, grassroots level. The passing of the Constitution essentially tipped the scales towards the centralized federal government having power over all the states (Brutus No. 1, 1787).
UNIT 1 DISCUSSION (2)
Feld's…… [Read More]
Health and healthy living require a balance of many ideas and behaviors, that need to be taken into consideration in order to realize the totality of the situation. One of the more pressing issues in today's world deals with the ability of the younger generations to practice good and healthy eating habits. While this may appear easy at first glance, the many circumstances that may contribute to such a problem can create a situation where more research is required.
The use of diet aids within college populations is a serious issue within the health care arena. The purpose of this essay is to explore the many intricate details that correlate with the use of diet aids amongst college students and how this practice may become harmful and provide unintended circumstances. This essay will first define key terms and gather the necessary literature to help guide the discussion. Next, this essay…… [Read More]
Pervasive Video Games as Art
The form and function of art has evolved and changed quite a bit over the years, decades and millennia. Paintings and sculpture have been artistic mainstays for much to most of the world of the civilized human race. However, with the technological revolution that has roared up over the last fifty years or so, new forms of art have bubbled to the proverbial surface. Digital technology has enhanced prior forms of art e such as photography. Beyond that, completely brand new forms have art have been created and the latter is what this report is assessing in the form of pervasive video games. The depth and breadth of this art and the effects it has on its users and fans when done will are worthy of massive study and analysis both in this report and elsewhere.
Chapter I - Introduction
Video games, at this point…… [Read More]
Bullying is not a new phenomenon. Yet, today's teens and children have to deal with an entirely new type of bullying online that is often more persuasive and even more harmful. The effects of cyberbullying are well documented. However, the reasons why so many youths today turn towards bullying each other online are often left of the discourse. In order to have so many victims, it is clear there are also a lot of aggressors. This research aims to explore the reasons behind some children turning to incidences of bullying others. It explores the problem through general strain theory, which essentially suggests that bullies themselves are victims of strain and thus take out their negative aggressions through bullying. Using a self reported survey with a Likert scale, this research aims to add more to the growing body of research suggesting why kids turn to cyberbullying.
Statement of the…… [Read More]
obesity in the United States. Specifically, it will contain a persuasive argument on why obesity is a problem in the United States, and why it is ridiculous to think that the number one disease in America is the most preventable in America.
Obesity is a big (pardon the pun) problem in America today, and it is only getting bigger. Some people attribute the problem to fast food and sedentary lifestyles. Some people attribute it to family life spent rushing from activity to activity instead of centering on home, family activities, and healthy lifestyles that include regular exercise and home cooked meals. However, obesity is a problem all around the world today. Part of the problem stems from the fact that humans are evolved from beings who had to work hard for what they ate. The earliest hunter-gatherers subsisted mainly on vegetation and fruits with an occasional mammoth or two thrown…… [Read More]
Based on your interpretation of "The Gorgias," what is the relationship between philosophy and politics, in a democracy? How does the debate between Callicles and Socrates inform your answer to this question?
In the dialogue entitled "Gorgias," the title character, a teacher of rhetoric, does rhetorical battle with the philosopher Socrates. Several individuals enter the dialogue, most notably Callicles, whom over the course of this dialogue emerges as a rather callous individual. His attitudes emerge as proof that although Gorgias calculatingly instructs individuals in the proper way to comport themselves to sway the masses, such sophistry is a false way to decide how best to govern and who is best to govern.
The ideas stressed in Callicles' philosophy of government are diametrically opposed to that of Socrates, the dialogue suggests, because Callicles simply wishes to win arguments, rather than to establish what is right and just. Socrates, on…… [Read More]
Michael Baxandall's Painting & Experience in 15th Century Italy
In his work, Painting & Experience In 15th Century Italy, the art critic Michael Baxandall attempted not simply to discuss the art of this particular period in Italian history, but to relate it this period's art to the social context that spawned the greatness and the significance of what we now call early Renaissance painting. Baxandall's central thesis is that the style of painting in any society, from the Renaissance to our own, is reflective not simply of an artistic tradition, handed down from master to master in terms of technique, but is also reflective of the rhythms and habits of ordinary, daily life. Baxandall attempts a synchronic, or specific and contextually located study of this period of art, and the perspective of the art's gazers, rather than attempts to make an argument about the nature of art in general in…… [Read More]
Language and Nas Song "I Can"
Language forms the building blocks of all communication. In fact, language is so fundamental to human life that our internal dialogues, the way we think about ourselves and the world around us, are verbally constructed. Language pervades everything from marketing to music, and often it only takes a few strong words to pack a punch. For example, Nas' song "I Can" shows how language can convey a specific emotional intent. In "I Can," the songwriter expresses a message of hope and inspiration, encouraging the listener to rise above the traps of negativity that young people too often fall into. The songwriter uses first and second person to relay the message, thus engaging the listener in a personal conversation. The song becomes almost like a pop sermon, as it takes on an instructional yet lighthearted tone. Moreover, "I Can" makes powerful social commentary on issues…… [Read More]
Teenagers 16 years of age should NOT be allowed to drive." This is a persuasive essay and it discusses the issue of Teenagers NOT being allowed to drive at the age of 16 and why I think they should not be allowed.
Teenagers 16 years of age should NOT be allowed to drive
Car accidents have known to be deadlier than gang violence, suicide, or drugs and alcohol. Every year thousands of teens die all over the world from motor vehicle crash injuries. This is a very important issue and we cannot ignore this problem; as it is simply not going to disappear. Motor vehicle accidents are the number one killer of teenagers aged fifteen to twenty-four. Teenagers are involved in car accidents as both drivers and passengers, compared with other age groups. In addition to the number of teenage driver deaths, two out of three of those teens were…… [Read More]
Why are you applying for a role in your chosen area? (Demonstrate your suitability for the position(s) sought.)
In September of 2002, I graduated with honors with a degree in Civil Electronic Engineering from the Free University of Brussels (V.U.B). Although I enjoyed studying this discipline and pursuing my degree, I have come to realize that my naturally extroverted personality is far more suited and more fulfilled in the fast-paced world of business and finance. This is why I have decided to apply for an entry-level position for the Financial Management Program (FMP) at General Electric.
I do not only seek an education for myself in my new, chosen field. I also believe that my background has given me, as a person, a good deal that I can offer to GE as a company. A civil electronic engineer, such as myself, is often confronted with highly complex mathematical…… [Read More]
Martin Luther King, Jr. And Lewis Van Dusen, Jr. state their respective positions on the feasibility of civil disobedience. Each argument is eloquent, well-organized, impassioned, and thorough. Martin Luther King, Jr. asserts that civil disobedience is an absolute necessity to achieve the aims of the civil rights movement, while Lewis Van Dusen, Jr. claims that civil disobedience subverts the democratic process and can potentially lead to violence. It is difficult, if not impossible, to find weaknesses in King's actual argument: his position is supported with historical fact, personal experience, and ethics. He challenges the status quo, which is always irksome, but his argument is sound. Van Dusen, while he has a point about the destructive consequences of mob mentality, fails to understand the ingrained prejudices in the democratic system he holds so dear. Martin Luther King, Jr. And Lewis Van Dusen, Jr. disagree on several levels, the most fundamental of…… [Read More]
Declaration of Independence
The Theory of Government presented in the Declaration
The author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson was greatly influenced by the political thoughts of the 17th century English philosopher John Locke and other thinkers of the European Age of Enlightenment. The theory of government presented in the Declaration is largely based on the political philosophy of Natural Rights that maintains that each individual enters a society with certain basic rights that no government can deny. The Declaration terms these Natural Rights as unalienable rights given to them by God, including the right of "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."
The document goes on to assert that all men are created equal and in order to acquire and keep these natural rights, they have a right to form a Government that derives its powers only from the consent of the people. It closely reflects John Locke's…… [Read More]
Public Speaking Class
If it hadn't been for this class, I would be blushing amidst my various shades of sickly green, sweating through my shirt, and shredding my note cards into tiny pieces on the floor. As a result of taking a public speaking course, I have lost my previous feelings of self-consciousness, feel for the first time in life that my ideas have value, and am not intimidated by anyone. I can now brazenly assert that I am worth listening too.
Public speaking is an art, whether an inherent one or a learned approach." I am still baffled that I have learned the art of confidence. I had always thought that confidence was something that came from within, or was the culmination of some life-changing experience. Yet, as I have learned, being able to communicate with an audience has empowered me and my levels of confidence. Because I can…… [Read More]
company or organization can survive without comprehending the complexity of communications needs. Several years of professional experience in marketing and business communications prepared me for the challenges inherent in the development and implementation of effective communication strategies. It is my ability to analyze, strategize, and foresee the needs of a company or organization that led me to rewarding positions in marketing and communications. Yet a need to update my skill set and advance my career prompts me to apply for the Master of Science in Strategic Communications at Columbia University. My goals in becoming a strategic communications leader or executive can be met with the credentials of the program. The creative, analytical, and problem-solving skills I glean from the coursework will enable me to effectively help businesses to succeed.
Strategic communications and effective public relations formed the hallmark of all my recent professional positions. My job as Assistant Account Executive…… [Read More]
adverts analyzed long fallowed prompt explicit... Please I provide.
Similar persuasive goals and logical fallacies for three different products
This McDonald's advertisement attempts to visually persuade the viewer that McDonald's is an all-natural product by showing McDonald's fries literally carved out of a potato ("Print advertising: 90 brilliant examples." Creative Bloq: 1). This is an example of a visually arresting advertisement designed to draw the viewer's attention but does not really communicate information about the product. After all, McDonald's fries are still unhealthy, deep-fried and laden with artificial ingredients and have a seemingly indefinite shelf life. However, simply because French fries contain potatoes, they are portrayed as a wholesome, all-natural product. Thus, the advertisement exhibits the "the fallacy of composition" which "is the fallacy of inferring from the fact that every part of a whole has a given property that the whole also has that property" (Fallacy of…… [Read More]
The Politics of Nurse Jackie
Kathleen McHugh's 2012 article entitled "Nurse Jackie and the Politics of Care" offers an analytical discussion on the portrayal of nurses and the nursing profession in popular culture. The discursive assessment of nursing as seen in mass media centers less on the content of the media itself than on the sociological implications of common portrayals in relation to such critical issues as prescribed gender roles and the dynamics of care. The discussion here provides a deconstruction of the McHugh article, identifying its perspective, its primary arguments and the approach taken to delivering said argument. Specifically, the discussion will focus on the ways that the complex portrayal of the title character in the television series Nurse Jackie casts distinction in a way that the author considers positive to the public image of the profession.
McHugh composes this article for members of the nursing profession…… [Read More]
The Rock, a 1996 thrilling, high paced movie release, directed by Michael Bay and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, demonstrated a series of intense and riveting scenes in which negotiation, and the negotiation process with accompanying successful attitudes, are played out in a violent and thrilling tale. Luckily for us, these negotiation scenes not only highlight the necessary skills and mind frames for successful marketing and business skills, but are also highly entertaining and artistically relevant. This suspenseful movie delivered high paced action scenes starring superstars Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage and Ed Harris. This movie artfully and demonstrably examined the use of negotiation skills in a high-stakes environment while simultaneously providing us with an opportunity to learn and understand the graceful and sometimes confusing task of information-based bargaining.
In order to fully understand and learn the useful applications presented in this film dealing with the techniques of information-based bargaining…… [Read More]
Water Standards Issues in Urban Planning
The objective of this work in writing is to develop and articulate persuasive research-oriented arguments related to planning practice. This work will define the problem, present theories and cases, summarize, and highlight the salient points from those theories and cases that are found to formulate a plausible solution to the problem.
The planning process for urban runoff urban water standards must be based on regulations that make a requirement of specific programs relating to approaches in planning. Different regulations make a requirement of different approaches in planning. The planning process addressed in this work is that of watershed management and this specific planning process requires the following:
(1) Regulatory Basis -- SOWA
(2) Determining Existing Conditions -- Development of Watershed Description
(3) Quantifying pollution sources and water resource impacts -- identification of detrimental characteristics;
(4) Assessment of alternatives -- conduction of risk assessment; and…… [Read More]
charges of unfair labor practices by the union, their demand for recognition and bargaining rights, along with counterclaims made by the company. The union held an organizing meeting with janitorial workers of an apartment building and townhouse complex on December 5th. After obtaining signed authorization cards from 6 of 11 employees where one was already a member, a union organizer notified the company, requesting recognition and bargaining rights.
The company's supervisor, Larry Melton initiated a series of inquiries in an attempt to find out which employees had sent for the union organizer and signed authorization for union representation. Melton was fired on December 24 and replaced by Leo Nord. Over the next several weeks leading up to the representational election, the company offered a series of new benefits. On the morning of the election on January 30, Nord told an employee, Cecil Snow, that if the union won the election,…… [Read More]
Undeclared War in the Atlantic
The purpose of this paper is an exploration of geopolitical theories, including that of Hay's, Hadar, and Loucas. Specifically the researcher will review the geopolitical landscape of Europe, and the European Union in the last century, to ascertain which approaches to geopolitics is most persuasive and best provides a cause and effect factor for the current events in Europe to date.
According to William Hay, there are various approaches to geopolitics, including approaching geopolitics by studying the shifting union and relationships among nations. Geopolitics provides helpful "insights on Europe's history and current politics." Many things can affect relationships among states including topography, climate and resources within states, and reviewing the "map" can help clarify the "motives of statesmen and governments; Hay also believes that "geographic factors shape social and cultural developments" and that these factors may have their own political consequences. Geopolitics, according to…… [Read More]
Heroes & Anti-Heroes
Chester Himes and Americo Paredes tell stories that compel readers to be concerned about structural racism in America. Though the settings are circa 1900s and 1940s, the stranglehold that bigotry has on America -- particularly in the South -- has not been eliminated. Certainly bigotry -- or the overt expression of bigotry -- has abated some, but one wonders if Himes would still conclude that society is characterized by hypocrisy and contradiction. Racial hatred and racial violence find expression today, just as they did in Los Angeles in the 1940s.
With His Pistol in His Hand by Americo Paredes is a Texan tall tale -- and an American true story. The book was first a doctoral dissertation by a University of Texas student in the Department of English. It came to fame as a lead story published in Dallas in 1957 by Mody C. Boatright (ed.) in…… [Read More]
Clayton Christensen teamed up with Jerome Grossman, and Jason Hwang, both medical doctors, to bring a thoroughly researched insight into a disruptive solution for efficient value-added health care in "The Innovator's Prescription." He previously wrote the vanguard book on innovation called "The Innovator's Dilemma." Christensen and his team display the enablers of disruption with the use of current technology. They also explain how different facets of the American healthcare system should be disrupted, to result in cheaper, more effective healthcare for every citizen. They include the business model for idyllic hospitals, the individual physician model, how to care for those who have chronic disease, the reimbursement system, education for medical professionals, and the development of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. These authors cast a wide net and cover all bases when it comes to the floundering healthcare system in the United States. They also discuss their plan to make it better.…… [Read More]
Websites are an effective medium of promotion and providing necessary information. It can be used for the purpose of disseminating knowledge and can also achieve a purpose of publicity. The given below, extract is a review of three websites visited for the purpose of evaluating the traits that should be present in the credible website which provides accurate and complete information, serves its purpose and is user friendly. This evaluation helped us establish a criteria regarding how absence of various elements can affect the effectiveness of the website.
The website is known as www.allaboutexplorers.com. The website is produced on webpress by WOO Themes. Gerald Aungust is the webmaster and lead designer for allaboutexplorers.com. Furthermore, he has been involved in education at junior levels for seventeen years. The second author is Lauren Zucker. She is the research and content specialist for this website. She has been involved in teaching…… [Read More]
Transforming Practice: Pastoral Theology in an Age of Uncertainty
Major Schools of Thought and Actors
In Transforming Practice: Pastoral Theology in an Age of Uncertainty, Elaine L. Graham addresses Traditional, Postmodern, Empirical, Liberation and Feminist perspectives on Theology and ultimately on Pastoral Theology. In order to address these perspectives, Graham traces the historical development of each, current theological realities, and prospective "horizons." The result is an extensive review of the Pastoral Theolog (y)(ies) of the Church and its faith communit (y)(ies), viewed very strongly through the feminist pastoral perspective.
As presented by Graham, the Traditional perspective is built on Scripture that is rife with patriarchy and an overarching patriarchal hierarchy. While providing conventionally binding values and norms, the Traditional perspective is decidedly male-centered: traditionally-based pastoral theology tended to focus on the traits of a good male pastor and was essentially restricted to the pastoral ministry of ordained males.…… [Read More]
Integrated marketing communications programs (IMC) use sales promotions as a major factor in their programs today. Marketers have realized that effective marketing is a combination of promotion and advertising. For effective communications programs, marketers have realized they have to rely on promotional sales, direct marketing, personal sales, convectional advertising campaigns and public relations. Sales promotions along with marketing make advertising more effective and, and the effectiveness can be increased by communication to increase awareness. IMC is a communication strategic tool, and it combines promotional mix to deliver maximum communication influence that target the audience. IMC can have the greatest persuasive effect because customers are in contact with brands. Different communicating tools are combined bringing a synergetic effect in resulting communication.
Since the inception of IMC, there have been many changes due to the changing relationship between marketers and consumers. There have also been shifts because of technology and direct communication…… [Read More]
motivated audience has positive attitudes about the speaker and/or the topic. Motivated audience supports the speaker. They too can be moved inspired, stimulated and enthused through the persuasive efforts of the speakers: with a motivated audience a speaker directs and maintains their support.
It takes a skill to have this motivated audience. It seems to time that there must be two major determinants present: firstly, that the audience has need, o has some sort of contingency that it wishes the speaker to address. Secondly, that the speaker is skilled enough to arouse this needed. The first need not be present, but the second needs to be present for the speaker to bring it out and reinforce it. A boring or tedious speaker may simply squash any possible present motivation.
Speaking, it seems to me, has much in common with salesmanship. A marketing professional too endeavors to sell something. The way…… [Read More]
From that, he says, "This cynical attitude is strong these days on campus, where postmodern theory erodes basic truthfulness by holding that facts and truth don't really exist." He then tries to support that argument by quoting Two University of Pennsylvania professors who claim, "We are all engaged in writing a kind of propaganda. Rather than believe in the absolute truth of what we are writing, we must believe in the moral or political positions we are taking with it." According to Leo, this means that "Feelings and political stances count. Facts and truth don't." The non-sequitur is his conclusion that there is a cynical attitude on campus, with postmodern theory eroding basic truthfulness. That conclusion does not necessarily follow from his example of the dishonest Nobel Prize winner or the two university professors. This is a sweeping condemnation of universities that is not warranted by the examples he cites.…… [Read More]
Affordable Care Act
Instructions: Please answer Part Exam (5 Parts / preparing a written response 2 pages (double spaced/12 times Roman equivalent font size) Case Study: Patient burned a severe accident sustained significant scarring face blindness eye.
Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is designed to expand healthcare coverage to a wider range of uninsured Americans and to provide more protections for currently insured Americans. It also attempts to keep the costs of healthcare down by expanding the risk pool to include younger, healthy adults to well as by allowing for young people to remain covered by their parents' insurance for a longer period of time. "When the individual mandate is fully phased-in, those who can afford coverage -- which is defined as insurance costing less than 8% of their annual income -- but choose to forgo it will have to pay either $695 or 2.5% of…… [Read More]
Fourth Amendment states that law enforcement officers need to receive permission from a legal authority in order to be able to look for evidence or seize objects that might contribute to providing information concerning a criminal act. The context of the amendment and the process of incorporation mean that it can only protect individuals when government officials are involved. It does not protect people in a situation concerning private individuals and this generates much confusion with regard to the degree to which a warrant can affect a person.
The Fourth Amendment:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
A law enforcement officer needs…… [Read More]
Automobile and Consumerism
The automobile has completely revolutionized consumer culture. From being a novel invention that very few could afford to own, to becoming the number one purchased product in the United States, the automobile has not only changed the way that individuals travel independently, it has also altered the advertising industry. Advertising is the mechanism by which consumers are able to become aware of the products that are being made and sold (Pricken, 2004). This has in turn created a culture based on materialism and consumerism. Individuals are now purchasing items that are not necessarily essential, but they are presented in a way that allows consumers to believe that their lives would not be able to function appropriately without them. When it comes to the automobile, the techniques are no different. In modern, developed countries, the automobile is as common as having a bicycle. It is heavily relied on…… [Read More]
This is a major oversight because as stated above, one of the areas in which the use of former SEC officials seems to have been most successful is in the securing of waivers and releases. In leaving out these areas, the prime evidence in support of the revolving door demonstrates itself to be woefully inadequate. In contrast, the POGO report details a number of problems with this earlier academic study while demonstrating that some of the things the academic study tried to downplay, such as the SEC's tendency to settle rather than pursue charges to their fullest, are actually evidence of SEC regulation being affected by its close relationship with the industry it is meant to regulate (POGO, 2013, p. 28).
The study's findings are persuasive precisely because they are so comprehensive in their dismantling of the primary academic justification of the revolving door. By demonstrating the critical errors in…… [Read More]
images boys girls offered today's advertising media.
The images of boys and girls as offered by today's advertising media
Even with the fact that boys and girls are born genetically and hormonally different, the information they learn is decisive in influencing them to take on gender roles. Gender is also something that people learn as they grow up, as it does not only involve a person's physical nature. As children develop they are bombarded with information regarding how it would be socially acceptable for them to behave. Devices like the media are influential in this situation as they pressure children in getting a limited definition concerning their role.
The Media Environment
Media devices promoting a simple expression such as "big boys don't cry" can influence some parents in developing less tolerant attitudes toward boys who cry. Some parents might be influenced to believe that it is unnatural for a boy…… [Read More]
Therefore, Hsun Tzu's viewpoints are more attuned to the current world, and Seneca's viewpoints would not be practical in the current world.
Applicability in today's world
The scholar whose assessments would be most applicable in the current world is Hsun Tzu. This is because individuals need to be educated in different fields and not just concentrate in their chosen career paths. The current job markets require employees to be well versed on different subjects and have different skills. Without formal education in different fields, an employee would find it very difficult to fit in at the workplace. Hsun Tzu also states that the people a person associates with will have an impact on their life. He says that mixing white sand with mud, the sand will turn black. What this means is that any virtuous student hanging around unsavory characters, will eventually lead the student to become degraded.
Things will…… [Read More]
Hull House, Chicago: An Effort Toward Social Democracy" Jane Addams; 2) "The Bitter Cry Children" John Spargo; 3) "The 1908 Methodist Social Creed.
Early American Progressives' Goals and Rhetoric
The early American Progressives, whose ideology is represented by these documents, the "1908 Methodist Social Creed," John Spargo's "From the Bitter Cry of Children" and Jane Addams' "Hull House, Chicago: An Effort Toward Social Democracy," wanted to achieve better working and living conditions for the working poor. The writers of the 1908 Methodist Social Creed declare they stand for "equal rights and complete justice for all men in all stations of life," and for a number of social justice initiatives in the labor market, including the abolition of child labor, regulation of conditions of labor for women, one day off per week, and a living wage.
The writers in these pieces identify a number of serious social problems of their day.…… [Read More]
Cognitive dissonance is disharmony manifested within the human mind, and is quite annoying. Eliot and Devine (1994) sought out to prove that this dissonance that brings us to a disagreeable state of mind is essentially motivation processes at work. More importantly however their work suggested, and to some degree proved, that this mental stress can be effectively reduced by some sort of reduction strategy. For myself self-affirmations, as suggested by the authors, has proven beneficial. The purpose of this essay is to relate a specific and personal incident where cognitive dissonance was reduced by using self-affirming behavior as an agent for restoring my peace of mind.
For some reason I have always feared heights and as a little child often dreamt of horrible scenes where I would climb to enormous heights, only to fall to the ground. I would often become nervous by simply being near a tall building or…… [Read More]
Minds," Norman Malcolm attempts to highlight the difficulty of establishing the existence of minds other than one's own, specifically by dismantling the so-called "argument from analogy" (Malcolm 969). This actually makes Malcolm's argument a little easier to track, because he constructs it carefully in order to avoid the same logical fallacies he believes the argument from analogy engages in. By carefully tracking Malcolm's argument, one can see not only how the argument from analogy is insufficient as evidence for the knowledge of other minds, but also how Malcolm makes a convincing case for the ultimate impossibility of this knowledge, or at least, that the lack of this knowledge does not actually represent a true problem for philosophy.
Malcolm begins his argument by outlining a number of different variations of the argument from analogy. He begins with the most basic form, which is the idea that "I conclude that other human…… [Read More]
Edwards could not have queried the university. As indicated with the instance of the Mp3 player, exception may exist.
Given the above, we have shown how the university has a reasonable claim.
Secondly, there are also specific guidelines regarding how the definition of 'reasonableness' can be defined. .
The reasonableness test is the following:
• the term is required to be a fair and reasonable one so that one can include in the contract.
• Both parties involved judge that this is the case and they are aware of all pertinent circumstances
• the fairness and reasonableness is decided at the time that the contract is entered into not with hindsight after a certain instance has occurred
• the resources of the party have to be taken into consideration as well as the recourse of the party to insurance
• the burden is on the party seeking to enforce liability…… [Read More]
Business Skills -- Personal Evaluation
Demonstrate effective communication skills
• I have expanded my vocabulary to include standard practical and theoretical business concepts and I have increased my proficiency with digital technology communications media. I have learned how to coordinate my vocabulary, language, and persuasion efforts to specific audiences depending on whether they are laypeople, professionals, colleagues, or strangers. This skill is extremely important within the military, in particular, because communications that are standard among service members are often incomprehensible to civilians and because civilian communications may be too imprecise to convey the minimum necessary information and distinctions typically communicated best through highly specialized terminology.
• I have improved my ability to use email and other forms of technology to communicate in a professional manner. That also includes a greater understanding of the manner in which different communications media typically require the communicator to consider how various communications efforts might…… [Read More]
There is virtually zero paper work involved in merchandising the goods to the shops.
The documents prepared when merchandize is sold are minimum and include only check for the customer which is very comfortable and time saving. The sales point prints of all the check kept electronically in the system, only in the evening at the end of the day. The company keeps perpetual track of the records in the system and only at aggregate levels. The company also with employment of the mentioned above electronic system monitors and analyzes the costs incurred to deliver the goods to their sales point. Physical inventory is carried out only once a year, which is reasonable for the company of this size and for electronic system the company utilizes. The physical inventory is done only for the purposes to single out volumes of sold or spoiled products. The company targets to be cost…… [Read More]
A philosopher looking at this article would likely believe that the author was using consequentialist arguments, because the author appears to feel that the action that must be taken is one that would make everything better. This betterment would be the 'consequence' of not allowing capital punishment for anyone that was under 18 when his or her crime was committed. The article is really very persuasive in that it makes the U.S. look bad and shows that there can be mistakes made when someone is executed and DNA and other evidence later may show that the person was actually innocent of the crime. However, those that believe strongly in justice will not want capital punishment abolished, no matter what the age of the criminal.
Schetky, Diane H., MD. (2001). Juveniles and the death penalty. American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. AAPL Newsletter, 26(3), 9-10. Retrieved May 27,…… [Read More]
Fear is an emotion that often paralyzes people and fear of the unknown often precipitates irrational thoughts and behavior. One hot topic that illustrates this point is cloning. Many opponents to the subject of cloning are basing their arguments on fear. This fear is irrational and totally unfounded and extremely damaging to the cause of science. As a society, we are on a path that is leading us to embark on nothing short of fantastic discoveries and allowing fear to hinder this growth would be a dreadful mistake. Cloning is not bad or wrong -- the fear that accompanies it is.
Alun Anderson brings to mind several reasons why human cloning could be beneficial. One example can be seen in the couple who carries a recessive gene for disease. In this scenario, one of the parents cloning him or herself would remove the risk of their child being born diseased.…… [Read More]
" In fact, he and others instead see the gospel as a condemnation of the Jews who chose insurrection. Mark saw the choice between Barabbas and Jesus, as it was told and not necessarily as it happened, as one that symbolized the dramatic fate awaiting Jerusalem.
In Greek, the technical term for such a rebel bandit is lestes, and that is exactly what Barabbas is called. He was a bandit, a rebel, an insurgent, a freedom fighter - depending always, of course, on your point-of-view." (Crossan, 143.)
He continues to relate the story of Pilate's choice, one of either Barabbas or Jesus, to not the hatred of the Jews but instead to the historical realities of the day, those from which the Markan author was distinctly temporally separated.
But Mark was written soon after the terrible consummation of the First Roman-Jewish War in 70 C.E., when Jerusalem and its Temple…… [Read More]
Jesus then recruits other disciples, such as James and John, and decides to spread the Word of God to other parts of the region while doing good deeds, like miraculously healing the sick and the blind. As a symbol of his personality, Jesus does not accept the role of prophet and then forbids his disciples to spread the idea that he is the messiah, due to "the contemporary messianic ideals of the Jews which he rejected" (Barclay 234). For the first time, this appears to be a weakness in the text, for after all of the exposition on Jesus as the Son of God, the "expected One," the author throws the reader into a contradictory quandary, for how could Jesus be prophetized as the Son of God while not acknowledging his role as the Messiah?
However, in Chapter 8, verse 31, Jesus clears up any questions concerning his role as…… [Read More]