• Civil Defense 2004 Preparedness Emergency
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    History of Civil Defense in the United States 1945- Present History of Civil Defense in the United States 1945 - Present Civil Defense History The purpose of this paper is to outline the development of civil defense in the United States from 1945 until the present. Also addressed are selected medical aspects of civil defense and lessons learned from prior civil defense initiatives. Civil defense is defined as "activities organized by civilians for their own protection in time of war or disaster"...
  • Taekwondo Martial Art
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    Do you know what Taekwondo is? Do you know how Taekwondo benefits the practitioner? Do you know Taekwondo is also considered a sport and is an event in many major competitions? When these questions are asked, the majority of the people who answer do not know the correct answers or the complete answer. Although many people do not know much about Taekwondo, there are hundreds of thousands of people worldwide getting involved. Taekwondo is the world's fastest growing martial art, with currently ove...
  • United States Missile Defense Nuclear
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    National Missile Defense (NMD) is once again a growing concern in America. There have been many new developments since the post-Cold War elimination of nuclear warfare. This diminishing of arms however, is a very fine line. The United States cannot afford to have less capability then the rest of the world, but it does want to encourage unilateral non-proliferation of nuclear arms. In addition, there is a new awareness of rogue nations that are completely unpredictable. Since the post-Cold War t...
  • Sigmund Freud's Ego Defense Mechanisms
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    Sigmund Freud is perhaps one of the most well-known theorists in regards to the study of the human psyche. Freud's model of the human psyche is comprised of three core elements: the Id, or the unconscious mind; things out of our awareness. The Superego, or the subconscious mind, and finally the Ego, which lies between the unconscious and subconscious. In psychoanalysis, an ego defense mechanism is an unconscious personality reaction that the ego uses to protect our conscious mind from threatenin...
  • Baseball Player Ball Base
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    BASEBALL Baseball is a unique sport in many different ways. It is the only major competitive sport that has no time limit. The success of a player is determined on how well he can play as an individual and how well the team plays along with him. There are many rules that determine the success of a player's performance. A baseball game is played with two teams and each team is permitted 25 players per team; however this is only true for professional teams. There are three parts to baseball: offe...
  • Mentally Ill Mental Defense Insanity
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    Ovid's metamorphoses... The claim of irresistible impulse is a defense in some jurisdictions. The irresistible impulse tests asks if, at the time the crime was committed, a mental disease or disorder prevented the defendant from controlling his or her behavior. The Durham Rule, also known as the product rule, holds that an accused is not criminally responsible if his unlawful act was the product of mental disease or mental defect. The American Law Institute's substantial capacity test, which is ...
  • Affirmative Defences Justifications And Excuses
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    Affirmative defenses is the answer to which a defendant gives the court in response to the crime they are charged with. There are two main types of affirmative defenses, Justifications and excuses. Justifications and excuses are answers that the defended did do the crime but they can give a wonderful and perfectly good reason why they did it and they should not be held responsible for the crime they committed. Because every case is different there is a plethora of justifications and excuses, som...
  • Justine William Defense Evidence
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    As the defense has so diligently pointed out, it is indeed a sad day in the history of our judicial system when an innocent woman is sent to her death for a crime that she did not commit. I, for one, am not planning on having that momentous occasion take place today, and this is for one simple reason: Justine is guilty. While the defense has done nothing but parade Justine's friends in front of you saying how much of a "nice person" she is, I, the prosecution, have presented you with cold, hard ...
  • Sixth Amendment Informed Of The Nature
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    The sixth amendment is that in all "criminal prosecutions, the accused have the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime that have been committed, which district would have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation: to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense." ...
  • Usa Vs Russia Missile Defense
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    National Missile Defense: USA Vs. Russia For the past several years, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and most congressional Republicans have wanted to set up a national missile defense system, designed to defend the United States against a small number of long-range missiles. The Clinton administration maintained that there was no current or potential missile threat to the United States that would justify the deployment of such a defense. At the same time the administration has pursued its '3+3' pl...
  • Defense Military Supports Gore
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    There are currently eight candidates running for the United States Presidency. Even though there are eight running, there are only two that are most likely to win. These two are Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush. The election all depends on what the candidates debate about and where they stand on the issues. Among these issues are abortion, agriculture, campaign finance, reform, civil rights, defense, economy and taxes, education, energy, health care, international policie...
  • National Missile Defense System States Ballistic
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    "Star Wars" was an idea for the future. It was an idea that was set into motion by Ronald Regan and at the time seemed almost like impossibility. That future is now. Now what seemed impossible is possible with today's technology and the technology to come in the upcoming years. George W. Bush is quickly picking up with where Ronald Regan left off. There is a plan in affect for a Missile Defense System. This system, known to us as The National Missile Defense System (NMD) will be capable of shoo...
  • National Defense A Political Perspective
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    National Defense: A Political Perspective The defense of our nation has always been a strong issue throughout America's political history. Although our nation has not existed a long period of time, our country has had to take up arms to make the world safe for democracy many times. Liberals and conservatives are also constantly up in arms over the issue of the best way to defend the country. One of the foremost issues in the ongoing debate is that of a Ballistic Missile Defense program. The idea...
  • A Look At National Missile Defense
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    In the late 1950 s, due to the former Soviet Union successfully launching a satellite into space with the help of a multi-stage missile, the United States then began to address the idea of missile defenses. Soon, both offensive and defensive long-range ballistic missile development would be placed on our government's agenda. The objective was simple, to develop a system that could track down any missiles launched at the United States, and eliminate them before they reached their designated targe...
  • Should The Insanity Defense Be Abolished
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    What constitutes insanity Currently, legal experts are pondering over this question. More specifically though, many are questioning the issue of the insanity defense, its credibility, and whether or not it should be abolished. When one speaks of the insanity defense, the M Naughten rule comes to mind. The M Naughten rule is a required test that a jury must find that the defendant did not know the nature of the act that he or she could not tell right from wrong (Katsh, 1998). Those who believe in...
  • Nuclear Proliferation United States
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    Andrew Jackson's farewell address to the nation, he stated, "We shall more certainly preserve peace when it is well understood that we are prepared for war," (Political Quotations #3719). The United States has always throughout history been a major military power from the use of abnormal tactics during the Revolutionary War (1776) to the use of its technology and advanced weapons in the Persian Gulf War (1991). After World War II and the Cold War Era, the United States has been able to defend it...
  • Asteroid Defense Hit Earth Planet
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    Asteroid Defense When it comes down to developing a way to defend the entire planet from destruction I am all for it. A large asteroid or comet hitting the earth is not common occurrence. But it has happened many times before and when it does happen again the asteroid may wipe out all life, including humans. If our government did develop an anti-asteroid defense system, it would not only have to protect our country, but the whole planet. If we had such technology we would first have to be very ...
  • Fundamentals Of Basketball Defense
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    No sport moves more quickly or requires as many skills as basketball. Basketball is the most electrifying and most innovative game known to man. The primary objective of the game is to score more points than the opposition by putting a round ball through a circular band, called a rim. On defense, a blocked shot or a steal can lead to a fast break at the other end of the court. On offense, one quick move can result in an easy basket. Good dribbling and passing skill can set up wide-open shots fo...
  • Mad About The Insanity Defense
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    Mad about the Insanity Defense Today in our legal system, there are many questionable defense tactics. They are designed to protect the rights of the charged, and further the cause of justice. However, in many cases this betterment of justice has been taken too far, and thus pleas such as "Temporary insanity" are born. Indeed, as will be proven, the insanity defense in itself has been stretched nearly to its breaking point. The insanity defense will be critically examined, here, and proven in s...
  • Dismantling The Homosexual Panic Defense
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    Getting Away with Murder Aaron McKinney was recently convicted of second-degree murder for his role in the fatal bludgeoning of Matthew Shepard on October 6 th of last year. During the opening statements of his trial, McKinneys attorneys argued that a homosexual advance from Shepard brought back a traumatic childhood experience which triggered "five minutes of emotional rage and chaos" (Cart "Rests" 1). The claim invoked, which was ultimately rejected by the judge presiding over the case, is kno...