• Alcohol Drunk Driving
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    Sketch Draft Topic: Alcohol Narrowed Topic: The laws and regulations of alcohol Major Questions: Why is alcohol such an issue How has alcohol affected people Why was there prohibition What does alcohol do to inhibitions Thesis: Alcohol is used all over the world, but not many people can contain themselves while under the influence of it. Topic Sentence 1: Drunk driving is one of the major killers among teens today. Support: a. Harris 164 b. Harris 165 c. Holland d. Davis Topic Sentence 2: Under...
  • Media Violence Nov 2000
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    Our Children are Violent: Is the Media Really to Blame Why are children our so violent What has changed so much over the years to make today s children so angry, so aggressive Many people attribute the increase in violent youth to the increase of violence in the media. If people are fed a daily diet of murder, crime and violence, many come to believe that sort of thing is normal (Foegen). There is a common belief that television, films, video games, and even the nightly news are to blame for mak...
  • Internet Intellectually Piracy Intellectual Property
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    Intellectual Property Piracy In today = s society technology has made life easier and almost totally automated. You no longer need to go to a teller in a bank to deposit, withdraw, or even cash a check. You can even program a calculator to solve for the c value in an equation in math class. To even top things off you no longer need to be at home or around a computer to go on to the internet with advancements in cellular phone technology. Unfortunately there are drawbacks to the rapidly growing f...
  • Genetic Engineering Food Crops Genes
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    ... st. In a recent speech, US Secretary of Agriculture, Dan Glickman, shared an experience he had had with the protests: 'When I chaired the US delegation to the World Food Conference in Rome in 1998, I got pelted with genetically modified soybeans by naked protesters' (Glickman). Protesters have a number of concerns with genetic engineering and what it may cause. One foremost concern in the debate is whether or not GM crops will actually reduce chemical usage, as the manufacturing corporations...
  • Shutting Down Napster Is Not The Solution
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    Shutting Down Napster is Not the Solution Almost everyone has heard of Napster and its long debated issue s of file swapping and sharing. Considering Napster s short-lived existence of about a year and a half, they have certainly opened many people s eyes. Some say the file swapping that Napster allows everyone to do is illegal; others says it s just another thing to do on the internet. Napster has done much good for the internet, adding one more good thing that the internet can do for us. Napst...
  • Electoral College Should Be Here To Stay
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    Title: The Electoral College Should Be Here to Stay General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade individuals that the Electoral College is not at fault for the 2000 Presidential election Intro I. Attention Getter- magazine covers (11/20 Newsweek and New Republic II. Thesis Statement- I am here to tell you that the Electoral College is not to blame for the current state of the 2000 presidential election, but instead a combination of factors. III. Statement of Significance- Wallace S...
  • Nov 2000 Problems Year Computers
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    Civilizations dependence upon computers has grown exponentially in the last thirty years. Businesses use computers to keep their records, write reports, and to converse with colleagues and clients. The average businessperson depends primarily on their computer to complete a days work. Years ago, programmers caused what could have potentially been a major problem with modern computer systems. While attempting to conserve scarce and expensive data bits, they programmed the year using two digits i...
  • Goo Goo Dolls Record Musicians Professional
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    Outline Thesis: The lifestyle of a professional musician is more difficult than glamorous. I. Introduction II. The Hardships of being a professional pop musician. A. The physical and mental rigors of being on tour. 1. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys was stressed to the max. 2. When the Goo Goo Dolls performed on tour with Everclear, the amount of performing they did was ludicrous and very taxing. a. One night, John Reznick was forced to perform even though he had totally lost his voice the nigh...
  • The Ogallala Preserving The Great American Desert
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    Long ago, the middle of the North American continent was a treeless prairie covered by tall grasses and roaming buffalo. When European settlers came, they called this area the Great American Desert. Today, this 'desert' is covered with fields of wheat, corn, and alfalfa made possible by center-pivot irrigation. My grandfather used to sell center-pivot systems and when my family drove to my grandparent's home in Nebraska, we would count how many 'sprinklers' were watering each section of land. At...
  • Women In Combat Men Military Male
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    Women in Front Line Combat When it comes to combat assignments and the needs of the military, men take precedence over all other considerations, including career prospects of female service members. Female military members have been encouraged to pursue opportunities and career enhancement within the armed forces, which limit them only to the needs and good of the service due to women being not as "similarly situated" as their male counterparts when it comes to strength or aggressiveness, and ar...
  • Genetically Engineered Foods Pros And Cons
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    The world has seen many changes and advances over the last century, but possibly none that hold as many possibilities as genetic engineering. Genetic engineering is turning up in more and more places, and it is almost certainly here to stay. Just as computers and plastics changed most aspects of living since they were invented, biological engineering has the potential to do the same in the future. This new technology has a wide range of possible benefits, from helping farmers, to improving foods...
  • Historical Transformation Of Class
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    Historical materialism is the Marxist approach for interpreting history. It is the interpretation of relations between groups of people and the resulting class struggles. According to Marxist theory, there exists a sequence of historical stages each with its own ruling class. Under feudalism the ruling class is the nobility, whereas the capitalists are predominant in capitalism, and socialism has its proletariat's. An understanding of historical materialism is of importance to the ideology of a...
  • The Electoral College Vote System States
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    Parenthetical Documentation and MLA format were both used on this paper. In the past 200 years, many aspects of our society and those of the world have changed, ranging from social morals and ethics to technology. Through the great leaps and bounds technology has made, transferring information has gone from something that could have taken weeks to virtually an effortless and instantaneous norm of everyday life. This ease of information exchange has caused many things to change, be it the growing...
  • Nov 2000 Divorce Marriage Problems
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    "Christy, Allen, Joseph go sit on the couch. Your daddy and I will be in there in a minute," my mother yelled early one day before school. I was in eighth grade, Allen was in seventh grade, and Joseph was in the sixth grade. We were kind of scared to go sit on the couch. By the tone of Mom's voice, all three of us children knew something bad was going on. "Kids, you know your father and I love you very much and that we would do anything for you," my Mom managed to say through her crocodile tear...
  • High School Students Violence Schools
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    Corey Rasch English 1301 Mrs. Mansfield 20 November, 2000 "School Violence Shoots Up, Students are Shot Down: What To Do" After shootings at Jonesboro, Ark, Paducah, Ky, Springfield, Ore, Pearl, Miss, and Littleton, Co, serious questions arise such as has school violence risen, and, if so, what can we do to fix it. The truth is, school violence is on a rise, and it can be attributed to factors such as disinterest in learning, the total preservation of the civil rights of the students at all cost...
  • Harry Potter Good Or Evil
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    Harry Potter: Good or Evil Throughout adolescents, a child is taught to use his or her imagination. A child is read stories of a talking cat or a silly old bear while still young and nave. The child is read such stories to encourage use of his or her creativity. The ideas of such characters are for pure amusement and are obviously fictional. Unfortunately, today there are issues of censorship that stifle a person's creativity. The most recent book being criticized by censors is J. K. Rowling's ...
  • Terrorism 3 Nov 2000
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    Imagine this scenario: You and another fifteen thousand hockey fans decide to spend the night watching the Washington Capitals take on the Philadelphia Flyers. You get your tickets, your food, and your program and you sit down in your seat. You can barely wait for the game to start, let alone end, because you have so much money riding on this game. The 7: 00 face-off begins exactly at 7: 00, and thousands of eager hockey fans sit back to watch the game. Shortly after the face-off, terrorists tri...
  • No Electoral College Popular Vote
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    In with the Popular Vote, out with the Electoral College The recent Presidential election between Al Gore and George W. Bush has sparked a controversial flame among American citizens. Should we keep the Electoral College, or is it time to get rid of it and go by the Nation s Popular Vote The Electoral College worked when it was first created, but problems have been coming up and deciding the President would be more efficient, and less problem-laden if Americans awarded the Presidency to the winn...
  • Assisted Suicide Jessie Virdi
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    Jessie Virdi Argumentative Essay REST IN PEACE: An Argument for Compassion Should a person who is terminally ill and feels that his or her life is not worth living because of intractable pain and loss of dignity be given the option to request assistance in dying? An enormous number of organizations, and doctors believe it is the humane thing to do. Assisted suicide also known as, Euthanasia (eu meaning good and thanatos meaning death) comes in many different forms and procedures. For example, pa...