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SPAM: "poor man's dish"; Hormel tarafýndan 1937'de üretimine baþlanan, domuz'un omuz etlerinden yapýlan ve fakir kesime hitap eden konserve et. Hormel (1860-1946) 1926'da Amerika'nýn ilk konserve etlerini üretmeye baþlayan þirket. Bu ilk konserveler þirketin kurucusu George A. Hormel'ýn oðlu Jay C. Hormel tarafýndan geliþtirilmiþ. Zamanla diðer et üreticilerinin kendi ürünlerini piyasaya sunmasýyla Hormel marketteki üstünlüðünü kaybetmeye baþlamýþ. Ve ilk üretilen konserve etten tam 11 yýl sonra sonradan Spam olarak adlandýrýlan konserveyi piyasaya vermiþ Hormel (Bu konservelerin Spam ismini almasý da þöyle olmuþ: Hükümet domuzun omuz kýsmýndan yapýldýðý için bu ete "ham" denmesine izin vermemiþ. Hormel da bir kokteyl düzenleyip, insanlardan her içki ýsmarlayýþlarýnda para yerine bir isim önerisi almýþ. Ve Kenneth Daigneau isimli New York'lu bir radyo oyuncusunun "Spam"i önermesiyle isim arayýþý da sona ermiþ). Spam piayasadaki diðer et konservelerine oranla çok daha ucuz olduðu için fakir kesim (ki o yýllar The Great Depression denilen yýllar; halkýn büyük bir bölümü maddi sýkýntý çekiyor) bu yeni konserveyi çok çabuk benimsemiþ. Öyle ki "Mucize Et" diye tanýnmaya baþlamýþ. 1940 yýlýnda, muhtemelen ilk müzikli jingle da Spam için yapýlmýþ. Müzik, "My Bonny Lies Over The Ocean" þarkýsýnýn nakarat müziðiymiþ. Sözler ise þöyle: "SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM/ Hormel's new miracle meat in a can/ Tastes fine, saves time./ If you want something grand,/ Ask for SPAM!" Ve 2. Dünya Savaþý yýllarý.. Spam'in altýn çaðý. Spam hem ucuz oluþu hem de soðuk tutulmasý gerekmeyiþi sayesinde ordu için de "mükemmel" bir yiyecek halini almýþ. Hormel'ýn savaþa da çeþitli yollardan destek verdiði biliniyor. 1940'larýn sonunda ve 50'lerin baþýnda Spam'in reklamýný yapmak için "Hormel Kýzlarý" tüm ülkeyi dolaþýp, kapý kapý Spam daðýtmýþlar. Hatta Spam'in haftalýk bir radyo þovu bile varmýþ. Ve yeni slogan: "Cold or hot, SPAM hits the spot!" 1950'lerden bu yana Spam ürünlerinde nadiren deðiþiklikler yapmýþ. 1960'da Spam daha küçük konservelerde de piyasaya sürülmüþ ve 1971'de ýzgara aromalý Spam çýkmýþ. 1986'da...
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My project was to show the proportion of the population of students who are right-hand dominant, left-hand dominant, and ambidextrous, is able to use both right and left hands to write. I will also see if the proportion of each type of hand dominance is equal with the other two types of hand dominance. I used a stratified sample by choosing the students that were in each one of my classes. Because the sample is stratified and not a simple random sample, the results may not be precisely the same as if they were done in a different study. I took the first one hundred and fifty students and used them as my sample. Since finding out the information of what hand is dominant or if the person is ambidextrous is not an extremely elaborate process, I did not need to send out surveys or have a long interview. In order to get the data I needed, I simply asked each person included in the study if he or she was left-hand dominant, right-hand dominant, or ambidextrous. The statistics I need to compute are the proportion of those students that are left or right-hand dominant or if they are ambidextrous. I did a hypothesis test to determine if the amount of right-hand dominant students was equal to the amount of left-hand dominant students and also equal to the amount of ambidextrous students. The best way to show the data will be in a bar graph. By using the bar graph, the viewer will be able to see a distinct difference in which has the largest proportion size and by how much. Another graph I will be using is the pie chart. The pie chart will be easier to see exactly what percentage of a hundred students are right-hand dominant, left-hand dominant, and...
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Dependent upon staffing levels, park ranger guided tours are offered daily. Tours of the Statue of Liberty focus on the history, construction and restoration of this National Monument. Tours are available on a first-come first-serve basis, last approximately 45 minutes and offer visitors a comprehensive source of information. "Statue on Tour": this off-site slide program and photo exhibition of the history of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is offered to senior centers, nursing homes and facilities for the infirm within a 25-mile radius of the park. Please contact our program reservationist for more information at (212) 363-3200. Ranger Guided Tours: 45 minute tours explaining the conception, construction, and restoration of one of the world's greatest monuments. Island history and harbor environs and answers to any question you may have are covered by our Stetson-wearing staff. (free - available first-come, first-served). Schedule of offerings posted at Information Center. Activities for School Groups Visiting the Statue of Liberty National Monument and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum can be a rich and rewarding experience for school groups. In order to preserve and protect the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and ensure visitor safety, we ask that the following rules and regulations be adhered to during your school group visit. The Statue of Liberty is a monumental sculpture that symbolizes freedom throughout the world. Its formal name is Liberty Enlightening the World. The statue depicts a woman escaping the chains of tyranny, which lie at her feet. Her right hand holds aloft a burning torch that represents liberty. Her left hand holds a tablet inscribed with the date "July 4, 1776" (in Roman numerals), the day the United States declared its independence. She is wearing flowing robes and the seven rays of her spiked crown symbolize the seven seas and continents. The Statue of Liberty is 46...
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Steve Jobs, co-founder and current CEO of Apple Computer, once said, ?Expose yourself to the best things humans have done and then try to bring those things into what you are doing.? This philosophy makes the world a better place and compels us to strive for excellence in whatever profession in which we may work. My dad?s 1987 Macintosh SE was the first computer that I ever used. Since then, I have used Macs almost exclusively and have a great interest in them. When I was younger I would convince my parents to take me to Barnes & Noble to buy books about the history of Apple Computer and the people who brought the company to life. The co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, struck me as a man of true innovation. Steve Jobs?s creative thought process has made a particularly strong and lasting impression on me. He has the ability to assess situations to find better, alternative solutions to problems. He also assesses existing technology to determine ways to simplify it for the use of an average person. This ability is manifested in the creation of the easy-to-use Macintosh. The example of Steve Jobs has influenced both my academic and personal life. I always execute my projects and homework assignments carefully, and include, above and beyond the required elements, details such as charts and illustrations. Steve Jobs is a man who has changed the face of technology and entertainment for the twenty-first century. His positive aspects have obliged me to alter the way the way I think for the better. He is truly a guiding light in this world of unforeseen darkness....
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During the period of Dark Age, man has to kill other man just to survive and society has lost its meaning. Furthermore chaos dictated all the rule of human. But out of all that despair there is a boy cleric who lived on the countryside of France and devoted himself in the service of his god. From the starting point of his priesthood he has learn to purge all his emotions and desire. In addition his conservative nature has help the boy survived on many occasions of limited resource. However, even boy with a pure heart has his moment of weakness. In the beginning of his childhood he always has a goldfish as a pet. But during the tenth of his life local warlord raided his village. Unfortunately he survived the attack and he was forced to eat his pet goldfish for nutrient. Since then he has blamed himself for the death of his goldfish and never recovery from that trauma again. That is when he decided to join the priesthood to cleanse all the sins out of him. The teaching of priest persuades himself to forget about the trauma. However deep inside his heart he still wish to recant his action of eating the goldfish. Repeatedly the boy tried to hold himself together to forget the goldfish incident. But every time the cruel memory of his past haunts him like a wraith. As he mourns over the death of his goldfish, he knocks over an old dusty bookshelf. The fragile walls of the bookshelf break into million pieces upon impact. Shocked by the blunder he has done the boy rush over tried to clean it. However, out of all the debris he discovers a brown book with the title ?§Journal of Friar Holden". The strange pattern of the cover intrigues the...
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"The Story of Writing", by C.M. Millward, is an essay that explores the differences between written and spoken language. It does not just talk about English, but instead discusses the evolution of written language in general from its spoken counterpart. Millward states that spoken language existed first, and outlines several effects of writing on speech, such as making language less easy to change because of the "permanency" of writing; the tendency of spelling to affect the way we pronounce words; and the development of vocabulary that is based on spelling/writing (such as acronyms). S/he also introduces the reader to the various types of writing "systems" that have developed over time, such as pictographs and ideograms, logograms, syllabaries, and alphabets. She/he gives a pretty complex analysis of the alphabet that English and states that it is the same one used since the 16th century. The essay gives details about several other alphabets as well. This author seems to be very well educated in the history of written and spoken languages. It reminds me of my languages in my country. I have to learn English and Spanish, but I study Latin also in order to read some of the legal, medical, and religious essays that we are required to study in school. It also makes me think about how Latin would really be pronounced if it were spoken more today. I wonder if it gets enough use by the Catholic Church and some other institutions to change the way it is pronounced over time. On the other hand, maybe it is changed all the time because the people who are using it are separated geographically from each other so they may not hear each other's pronunciation! I think this essay is very informative. In fact, it was pretty complex at the end, so I...
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This summer, while other people were stuffing their suitcases in direction for far-away/exotic/exciting places, I stayed in good ol' West Windsor and tried to not get bored. My routine stripped down to the core consisted of reading, practicing the piano, working, and eating ice cream. Amazingly I did not get bored. And if I did, then, I didn't notice it. Because what is a summer without boredom? Spending a whole summer without going past the boundaries of New Jersey is not the end of the world, as I have lived to tell you so. There were times when I was not bored, of course. My summer commenced with SAT classes, which came along with tests, homework and paying attention, things that people are not thrilled about doing in the summer. I worked as a cashier in a supermarket, and stood on my feet for hours at a stretch, saying to every customer in the most obsequious tone I could fake, "Thank you for shopping at Superfresh!" I went camping, and slept in a tent with two inches of water on the bottom, while the rain fell in sheets and the thunder and lightning madly pounded away. I played with my baby brother, changed his diapers, took him out on walks, and was splattered with baby food while feeding him. I went to Six Flags Great Adventure, ate cotton candy, rode roller coasters and screamed. But the best part of my summer, the part that I get to experience only every eight months, the thing that tells me I am in summer mode, was when I did absolutely nothing. I sat under the stars, drank lemonade and watched a bug commit suicide by flying into the flame of the citronella candle. I read Gone With the Wind in my pajamas, heard the...
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Introduction Figure 1: 'Tourism depends for its very existence on quality natural environments. But the world over, tourism itself plays a considerable part in damaging those natural resources on which it depends' #. The contradiction displayed in the above quotation lies at the core of the modern tourism industry. Now the largest industry in the world with over 12% of the world's GDP (WTO 2000) it is only now it is starting to change the way it goes about its business. There are those who say that tourism as it stands, is an impossible dream that can never be sustainable because the price we all pay is too high in terms of environmental and socio-cultural impacts. Others argue that 'greening' the industry is worth doing despite these reservations. Managing and developing tourism involves working and changing relationships between visitors, the visited and the place. Such relationships touch on economic, environmental, social and cultural issues, which can be amenable to change in line with sustainability principles. The Historical context of Sustainability Sustainability or sustainable development are terms taken from forestry. Sustainable forestry means that only so much wood is removed from a forest in a year as can grow back in the same period. At its simplest, sustainability means the ability to go on and on and to bear a burden without it collapsing#. Concern over the human impacts on the environment is not new. In the late 1960's European Green movements began questioning industrial growth and its potential irreversible damage to the natural environment. In the 1980's their discussions encompassed the concept of sustainable development. The argument put forward was that if development was to be genuinely sustainable, economic growth should not be the only measurement to be taken into account. The first UN summit to consider this issue was in Stockholm in 1972, which highlighted the...
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The understanding and definition of creativity between the Eastern and Western cultures may differ, as traditional Asian culture is more conservative, while modern culture of the West is more liberal. But in terms of creative thinking, their influences are equally significant. ¡¡¡¡Creativity is a very wide scope that covers all fields. Creativity is the driving force behind the development of technology, the economy, the arts and culture. This article attempts to look at the issue of creativity from the technological, cultural and historical perspectives. ¡¡¡¡As an Asian country, we are naturally concerned about the relationship between the history and culture of the East and creativity. In the East, especially in East Asia where Chinese culture was the mainstream, there were many illuminating examples of creativity and inventiveness in 5,000 years of Chinese history. For example, the invention of paper, gunpowder, printing and the compass. There were also great thinkers like Confucius, Mencius, Lao Zi and Zhuang Zi. But these achievements go back a thousand years, or even earlier in the Spring and Autumn Period, the Warring States Period, the Qin and the Han Dynasties. Way back during the Spring and Autumn and the Warring States Periods, the contention among the Hundred Schools of Thought not only created a favourable milieu for the advancement of science and technology, it also laid the foundation for the various categories of ancient science and technology in China, making it a characteristic of tradition. However, there hasn't been a likewise breakthrough for the last 1,000 years. What caused this stagnancy is an issue for us to ponder over. Throughout its history, Chinese culture has two obvious historical traits. One is that it had a very long period of feudalism. Only after 2,000 years of feudalism from the Zhou Dynasty right up to the early Republican period, did the...
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What has the world come to these days? It often seems like everywhere one looks, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at home. The last of these is a major source of violence. In many people's living rooms there sits an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed. It is the television, and the children who view it are often pulled into its realistic world of violent scenes with sometimes devastating results. Much research has gone into showing why children are so mesmerized by this big glowing box and the action that takes place within it. Research shows that it is definitely a major source of violent behavior in children. The research proves repeatedly that aggression and television viewing go hand in hand. Leanord Eron conducted a study that involved eight-year-old kids. He discovered that children who watched many hours of television were the ones who became violent while playing or at school. He followed up on these youngsters years later, and again found the relationship with television viewing and aggression. When teens hit the age of thirty, he did a finial study. He found that the relationship between early television viewing lead to other crimes such as: spouse abuse, child abuse, murder, and aggravated assault. This study showed that there is a long-term effect of early violent viewing on later aggressive behavior (Eron, p.27). The truth about television violence and children has been shown. Some are trying to fight this problem. Others are ignoring it and hoping it will go away. Still others don't even seem to care. However, the facts are undeniable. The studies have been carried out and all the results point to one conclusion: Television violence causes children to be violent and the effects can be life-long. The information...
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Timberrrr! Another tree comes crashing to the ground as the lumberjack cuts through the tree with his chain saw. John Hannah, former employee of the Ontario Parks Association (OPA) and Reference to Authority, says that everyday there is over 100 thousand trees cut down each day. Trees don't grow very fast so if that number remains that high, we will run out of trees very soon. But if we recycle, that number will decrease because when you recycle, the need for new raw materials also decreases. If everyone recycled, a number of things would be better: we would have better protection such as cleaner air and water, we would conserve more things like energy and raw materials, reduce the number of hazards like pollution and global warming, and increase our economy by creating new jobs and saving money. Nothing bad comes out of recycling, only good. This is why everyone should recycle. These days, everyone is so concerned about their health and for how long they are going to live. The main factors that determine these things are based on how you live your day-to-day life. If you don't take proper care of yourself, obviously you won't live to be too old. But if you do take care of yourself, you will live longer. A way to take good care of yourself is to live in a good environment with little pollution. When you recycle, it reduces the amount of pollution. In most cases, making products from recycled materials creates less air and water pollution versus making products from new materials. If you are careless, and just put your recyclable materials in with your trash, it gets taken to a landfill or incinerator. At these places everything just gets burned, not matter what it is. This causes extreme air pollution from all the hazardous and recyclable materials that are being burned. If you take out those hazardous and recyclable materials, less...
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USC'S production of Tartuffe was successful in projecting the main themes of the play. The main themes that I believe the director was trying to show were that hypocrites are very obvious with their immorality and that only fools are duped by these swindlers. The actors effectively exhibited the traits of their particular character. The actors' accurate portrayals of the characters effectively established the themes of the work and also gave the production a very comedic mood. This mood was helped by the bright and colorful stage. At the start of the play, everyone except Madame Pernelle (and Orgon) was aware of Tartuffe's hypocrisy. I believe that the director had the old, withered grandmother character in a wheelchair in an effort to support his theme that only fools are duped by hypocrites. Madame Pernelle's foolishness is probably due to senility, and the director's choice of a wheelchair makes this suggestion. Her character contributed to the comedy of the play because she was very funny screaming out instructions while being rolled around. It was understandable that this elderly lady was fooled by Tartuffe because this same situation is very common today with old people and televangelists. The pace of the dialogue of the opening scene was fast, and the actors' swift movements around the stage were a little chaotic. The pace of the dialogue required my full concentration, and the movement on stage demanded my attention. I thought that the rhyming couplets often emphasized the particular thought much like the punch line of a joke. The rhyming was rewarding and made my concentration seem worthwhile. In my opinion, the director's choice to disregard the convention of speeding up the pace of the dialogue as the play progresses was an attempt to grab the audience's attention immediately. This opening scene really got my ears...
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Teacher aids can be very beneficial in a classroom. A lot of the better teachers even need extra help. Having twenty children a day can sometimes be too overwhelming and a teacher may need help with the busy work like grading papers, running errands, and one on one work with the children. A teacher aid can be non teaching and just help students on their projects, listen to them read, or tutor them if they are behind in a subject. Depending on the school district teacher aids can have different responsibilities. Some teacher aids may be directly teaching the children where other teacher aids in a different school district will just do all the busy work. An aid can also be of great assistance to a child that has a disability that needs a lot of attention. A teacher can't give all of her time to one student so it is nice to have an extra person to help that teacher out. Sometimes aids do all of the paper work and will not be directly involved with the children. They can file papers, grade homework, make copies for the teacher, or even keep the health and attendance records of the students. Teacher aids can go on field trips and watch them children at recess also. The tasks of a teacher aid mostly just depend on the school district and the teacher. Teacher aids salaries are between minimum wage and $11.50 and hour, but with some experience they can make up to the minimum, which is thirteen dollars per hour. School districts pay teacher aids in special education programs more because they feel working with children with a disability may be too hard or challenging for them. Teacher aids usually work from three to six hour days, there aren't too many that work...
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Dudley Erksine Devlin's essay "Teaching Tolerance in America" discusses the problems with racial and social divisions in high schools today. Devlin states, "the social clique is based on the notion that one group imagines that it is superior to another, and thus can ridicule, taunt, or even bully another group"(189). He suggests class divisions originate from three sources: racial, gender, and social differences. Regarding the racial issue, Devlin describes a reporter's visit to a typical suburban high school. Each ethnic group had its own little area where they would congregate with each other. The groups all thought that they were better than the others, and would make insulting comments to each other, "creating tension and conflict in the school"(190). Devlin describes the gender problems by referring to a sexual harassment case in which fifteen boys verbally abused a girl on a regular basis. Teachers would tell the administrator of these occurrences, but he wouldn't do anything about it, saying that it wasn't a big deal. Devlin claims that when a case such as this involves high status males, "chances are even more likely that school administrators will look the other way"(190). Devlin explains the social differences which arise from conflicts between the popular and the unpopular cliques, "the jocks and the geeks…the powerful and the weak"(190). The unpopular people - the geeks, the gays, and the outsiders – are picked on and bullied by the popular people. These are the types of things that have been a factor in the school shootings in the past. Devlin proposes three main ways to solve these problems. He believes that first we must eliminate the solutions that are not working, such as introducing diversity into classes. Most students apparently respond negatively to the classes. The first solution that Devlin offers is that schools should adopt uniforms, and follow a zero tolerance policy with them. He suggests uniforms would "reduce the visual cues that enable one group...
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Upon reflection regarding last weeks team assignment, certain truisms became immediately apparent. Regarding the five stages of group development, which include forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning, the team members found the following at each stage of development: 1. Forming – during this stage, the team members became aware of qualities they each had in common, such as geographic proximity, background, work ethics, years of experience, etc. They also became aware of what behaviors were acceptable to the other members. 2. Storming – at this stage of development, the members of the team did not allow themselves to become hostile toward the other team members; nor did they impose their preferences of beliefs upon the other members of the team. 3. Norming – the team members developed a closer relationship with each other while attempting to overcome some obstacles that arose in the completion of the assignment. Communication platforms were set up and the focus was concentrated upon positive reinforcement of each member's contributions to the assignment. 4. Performing – each team member provided motivation and encouragement to the others leading to a cooperative effort aimed at completion of the assignment. 5. Adjourning – this stage of the group development has yet to occur, as there are other team assignments to be completed before dispersing the team as a whole. As for roles and responsibilities of the team, no formal steps have been taken in this area. Everyone has virtually the same roles and responsibilities. Each paper shall be compiled and posted for comment or recommendations by a different team member each week. The team as a whole shall decide upon editing suggestions. The team works together providing input for the compiled paper. The team is considering assigning roles for the final paper submission. These roles could include preparing an outline, researching facts & documentation, preparing...
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How do groups cohere? Historically, strong leadership and a shared culture have been the primary factors in determining collective unanimity within social groups. Managers today might not have absolute power of life or death over their staff, being restricted to hiring and firing in their power to enforce the hierarchy, and their corporate mythology might shade by comparison with that of, say, ancient Rome; yet, although managers today need to unite different people without the traditional binding agents of shared ethnicity or religion, unifying them in pursuit of tasks which can sometimes appear dreary even to the most committed worker, it is becoming abundantly clear that negative motivation – the threat of unemployment – is at best a limited management tool. Although the knowledge that keeping one's job is contingent on performance necessarily informs every worker's consciousness, fear alone breeds hatred, discord and consequently inefficiency. It is a truth almost universally accepted that a happy worker is a good one: aside from such prerequisites as a pleasant working environment and the avoidance of overwork, it seems clear that a good team-spirit is the key to healthy morale. Working as a team increases people's sense of purpose, their feeling of belonging and consequently their productivity. In fact, a properly functioning team is absolutely essential for any business with more than one employee. If the rugby pack doesn't push together, they lose the game. Fortunately, for the twenty-first-century corporate manager, a support-structure, a science and industry of positive motivation, fitted for the contemporary market, has evolved. And one of its principal methods is that delineated in this section. The companies on show here specialize in removing workers from their normative contexts and involving them in challenging, unusual and entertaining activities, by which shared experience the group knits together, eliciting previously untapped interpersonal...
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Jonathan Geymont Society & Technology September 9, 2002 In the first chapter of Technically Speaking the emphases were mostly put towards technological literacy, which is the basic understanding of nature and history of technology. Technological literacy is said to provide citizens with the tools needed to interact in the world today and years to come. Technology is the process which humans modify nature to meet their needs and wants. Technology is also a combined product of engineering and science. Science is broken down into two parts, knowledge created over time and scientific inquiry of knowledge about the natural world. Technology is the basis for a good part of scientific research. Science and technology are tightly interwoven; both need each other to keep advancing in the world today and years to come. To be a technological literate citizen requires distinct dimensions such as knowledge, ways of thinking and acting, and certain capabilities. Knowledge needed, understand basic engineering concepts and terms such as systems and how a system works. Know ways technology shaped human history and people that shaped history. Lastly, understand that technology reflects the values and culture of society. Way of thinking and acting of a technological literate person requires you to ask questions regarding benefits of technology and to seek information of new technologies. Capabilities of a technological literate person include having hands on skills and being able to identify and fix simple mechanical or technological problems. Many things shape technology and human beings, acting alone or in groups, determine the direction of technological developments....
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The truth about teen pregnancy was of great interest because I want to understand the impact it has on society and why so many teens feel the need to get pregnant. I developed an interest in teen pregnancy through a family friend who suggested the topic. I thought about it for a while and felt that this is an important social issue that many aren't fully aware of the critical impact it has on individuals. Overall, this is still an enormous problem that needs to be addressed because of the underlying issues that play a part in teen pregnancy. Teen pregnancy is closely linked to a host of other critical social issues such as: welfare dependency and overall child well-being, out-of-wedlock births, responsible fatherhood, and workforce development in particular. However, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy believes that preventing teen pregnancy should be viewed not only as a reproductive health issue, but also as one that works to improve all of theses measures. Simply put, if more children in this country were born to parents who are ready and able to care for them we would see significant reduction in a host of social problems afflicting children in the United States, from school failure and crime to child abuse and neglect. Teen pregnancy is still a major problem even though less sexual activity among teens and increased contraceptive uses have both contributed to the encouraging declines in the teen pregnancy and birth rates during the 1990s. Teen pregnancy rates are at their lowest level in 20 years and teen births rates are at the lowest level ever recorded in this country. However, we still have a long way to go according to (National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy 1999): · Despite the recent good news, the United States still has the highest...
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The use of drugs by teenagers has led to a rapidly growing number of teenagers who are seriously addicted to anything from alcohol to heroin. As a consequence of their constant interaction with drugs, these teens eventually get caught using. When this happens, they are put into the juvenile penitentiary system. With each offense, more and more time is spent in county facilitated juvenile detention centers, otherwise known as correctional facilities or juvenile halls. The current approach to solving the drug abuse problem is punishing the user rather then fixing the problem. My personal experience has led me believe that drug addiction cannot be solved with punishment. I do believe, however, that there are programs that can help. America has recognized that drug use is a serious problem, and in response our country has waged a war on drugs. The crack cocaine boom in the mid eighties resulted in a sharp increase in the number of teens involved with drugs. So, America began to "crack down" on teen drug users. Every year millions of dollars are spent in California alone to increase the efficiency of the juvenile justice system. With stricter punishments for repeated offenses, juvenile police officers at schools, and the constant building of bigger detention facilities, the war is taking place in the teen world just as much as in adult life. However, with all the money and energy being put into punishing drug users, the results are not matching the efforts. In 2002, the percentage rate of teens who repeated offenses after being released from juvenile detention centers was 50-70% ("Alternative Ways of Dealing with Juvenile Crime", par. 3). Some people believe that this means we should be building bigger detention centers and increasing punishment for repeat offenders. But, can punishment cure drug addiction? Once casual use turns into constant...
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Teenage abortion has become a complicated issue in today's time. The decision we are faced with is "Who Chooses", the parent or their pregnant teenage daughter. Most parents are informed and support their daughter's decision whatever that decision might be. There are a few teenage girls who do not inform their parents they are pregnant and want to have an abortion. Instead they have illegal abortions or travel out of state to have an abortion done because it is illegal in their home state. Teenage abortion is on the increase; it is a never-ending battle that poses a legal, medical, social and moral dilemma. Many legal battles have been fought in the United States over the issue of abortion. Merz states that the earliest American law on abortion was based on the British common law. In addition, Merz says until 1803 the British common law did not view abortion as a crime if it was performed before the fetus "quickened". Since a fetus is not yet a baby, does the unborn child have the capacity to feel pain? Doctors today know that unborn children can feel a touch within the womb and that they respond to pain (Reagan 31). In the 1800 time period abortions were legal but in the 1900's they became illegal in the United States. Merz reveals that in 1973 the Supreme Court, in the Roe v. Wade case decreed that a constitutional "right to privacy" gave women the right to choose. On the other hand, American Medical Associates in 1970 affirmed abortion was a medical procedure and was to be performed on grounds of "sound clinical judgment" (Burtchaell 61). The Allan Gullmacher Institution reports that in the United States about half of the states have enacted laws requiring minors seeking abortion to have parental consent. Abortion is induced termination...
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