Capital Punishment The goal of my paper is to point out the injustices in capital punishment. I will focus on the immoralities in legalized murder, the justices system in general, statistics, and comparisons. Thesis: Looking out for the state of the public's satisfaction in the scheme of capital sentencing does not constitute serving justice. "An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation. Justice is never advanced in the taking of human life. Morality is never upheld by legalized murder." - Coretta Scott King Capital Punishment The goal of my paper is to point out the injustices in capital punishment. I will focus on the immoralities in legalized murder, the justices system in general, statistics, and comparisons. Words Count: 1363 Pages: 3 Outline Thesis: Handguns should be outlawed with the exception of law enforcement purposes. I. Why Not Real Gun Control? A. Handguns are too easily accessible to America's youth. II. Kids: A Deadly Force. A. Kids are killing each other all across America. III. A Look At The Brady Bill IV. The Economics of Crime. A. Americans are spending too much money each year to protect themselves. V. Charts and Figures. A. Where Americans are spending all their money on protection. Handgun Control in the United States Handguns should be outlawed in the United States with the exception of law enforcement purposes. Two weeks before Christmas Day, 1987, 17 year-old Kendall Merriweather was shot and killed a few blocks from his high school in southeast Washington, D.C. Police arrested two teenage students who they believe killed Merriweather while trying to steal his "boom box" radio. A few days earlier, in Pasadena, Texas, a 14-year-old eight grader at Deepwater Junior High School whipped a snub-nosed .38 out of his jacket and held the assistant principal hostage for two hours. Police said the boy was distraught over his parents' recent separation. (Stanza 19) These were not isolated incidents. All across America, the number of kids using- and being harmed...
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Outline Thesis Statement- This paper will examine how George Orwell wrote 1984 as a political statement against totalitarianism. I Introduction II Summary of 1984 III Roles of major Charters A. Big Brother B. Winston C. O'Brien D. Julia E. Shop owner IV Propaganda A. Ministry of Truth B. Ministry of Love V Orwell's thoughts on Totalitarianism A. From life experiences B. From a writers point of view VI Conclusion Introduction "Orwell observed that every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it" ("George Orwell"). George Orwell has been a major contributor to anticommunist literature around the World War II period. Orwell lived in England during World War II, a time when the totalitarianism state, Nazi Germany, was at war with England and destroyed the city of London. " I know that building' said Winston finally. Its a ruin now. It's in the middle of the street outside the Palace of Justice.' That's right. Outside the Law Courts. It was bombed in-oh many years ago'" (Orwell 83). This reflects Orwell's own life experiences as a citizen in war torn England and how he uses this in 1984. George Orwell is famous for two major novels which attack totalitarianism. The first is Animal Farm a satire describing the leaders of the Soviet Union as animals on an animal farm. The second novel is 1984 a story of dictators who are in complete control of a large part of the world after the Allies lost in World War II . The government in this novel gives no freedoms to its citizens. They live in fear because they are afraid of having bad thoughts about the government of Oceania, a crime punishable by death. This is the gem in Orwell's collection of novels against totalitarianism. This paper will show how George Orwell wrote...
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Once I quit smoking, I knew it was the right thing to do. The average smoker will greatly benefit from successful quitting for these reasons: risks of cancer are significantly reduced, physical endurance can be regained, and your life span will cease to shorten. 390,000 people died last year. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing more than 400,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than $75 billion in direct medical costs. Nationally, smoking results in more than 5.6 million years of potential life lost each year. Most people who begin smoking are in high school or college, but some begin at a younger age. Every day, nearly 5,000 young people under the age of 18 try their first cigarette, and approximately 80% of adult smokers started smoking before the age of 18 (New York Times). Moreover, 6.4 million children living today will die prematurely because of a decision they will make as adolescents — the decision to smoke cigarettes (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion). On the bright side, high schools and colleges across America are banning smoking on campuses, and colleges are making dormitories non-smoking; not just for fire safety. In addition, many colleges are also banning college students from charging cigarettes onto their campus cards. Some young people tend to believe that smoking "low-tar, low-nicotine" cigarettes will make a difference. In essence, this usually does little good. Because nicotine is so addictive, if you switch to lower-nicotine brands you'll likely just puff harder, longer, and more often on each cigarette. The only safe choice is to quit completely (Web MD). Doctors deal with the long-term effects of smoking every day since there are so many hospitalized from smoking. 540 billion cigarettes are consumed each year. If you...
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Outline Thesis: Obesity in America appears to be of epidemic proportions. I. Social factors that lead to the incidence of obesity A. Understanding obesity B. Effects of obesity II. A sedentary lifestyle's effect on obesity A. Sedentary lifestyle B. The harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle III. The psychological factors that contribute to the prevalence of obesity A. Psychological factors that affect obesity B. How these factors affect the overall health of a person IV. How to avoid obesity In countries like the United States, there is an overall abundance of palatable, food high in fat. In addition, aggressive and sophisticated food marketing in the mass media, supermarkets, restaurants, and the large portions of food served outside the home, promote high calorie consumption. Obesity can develop when a person consumes more calories than he or she expends. Obese people are often stereotyped with a myriad of idiosyncrasies, such as being lazy or gluttonous. However, since obesity and its multiple causes are better understood today, people struggling with obesity have more choices to lose weight and live healthier lives. Numerous side effects of obesity are shortness of breath on minor exertion, tiredness, depression, difficulty sleeping, low back pain, hip and knee pain. Furthermore, obesity in America appears to be of epidemic proportions. Morbidly obese persons suffer inability to qualify for many types of employment. As a result discrimination in employment opportunities is evident. Many obese individuals often have higher rates of unemployment, combined with a lower socioeconomic status. Ignorant people make rude and disparaging comments about their body size. There is a general societal belief that obesity is a consequence of poor self-discipline, or moral weakness. Many severely obese persons find it preferable to avoid social interaction, or public places, choosing to limit their own freedom, rather than suffer embarrassment and ridicule. Poignant psychological factors may also influence eating habits. Responding to emotions such as...
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The Controversy over OxyContin By: Scott Gebke Health and Human Wellness Jeremy Brown November 4, 2003 Outline Thesis: OxyContin does a remarkable job relieving patient's chronic pain; however, it can cause abuse and misery for some. I. What is OxyContin? A. What does OxyContin contain? B. What does OxyContin do to relieve pain? II. The pros of using OxyContin. A. The overall pain free feeling that the drug supplies to a patient. B. Doctors view of why OxyContin is a miraculous drug. III. The cons of using OxyContin. A. An addiction may occur. B. Side effects that OxyContin has on the patient's body. IV. Position that I choose to defend about OxyContin. A. It helps patients suffer through chronic pain. B. Abuse of medicine occurs in all types of prescriptions. V. Explanation of why I choose OxyContin as my topic. A. Media is focusing in on the dangers of OxyContin. B. Controversial topic that offers a lot of conflicting views. VI. OxyContin is a drug that helps patients who suffer from chronic pain. A. Overview of what OxyContin is. B. Why OxyContin is a drug that succeeds in relieving the patient of their pain. The drug OxyContin has been in the national spotlight lately because many celebrities are coming forward with the fact that they have used and abused these powerful pills. OxyContin abuse has been an ongoing problem in the United States since the 1960's, although the controversial OxyContin has been described as a "new" drug. More and more information is coming out about the harmfulness and addictiveness that pain killers possess. OxyContin is a very strong pain killer that allows patients to be free of chronic pain. The reason that OxyContin has such a powerful affect on the body is because OxyContin contains OxyCodone. OxyCodone, a drug that is similar to morphine, contains potent amounts of narcotic painkillers that can be used for control over reasonable pain, extensive pain, and sometimes may be used...
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Since the onset of the United States, Americans have always viewed the future in two ways; one, as the perfect society with a perfect government, or two, as a communistic hell where free will no longer exists and no one is happy. The novel 1984 by George Orwell is a combination of both theories. On The Impact of Stalinism in 1984 Truly one of the greatest anti-utopian novels in history George Orwell's 1984 is a "nightmare vision" into the future of a world controlled by totalitarianism (Meyers 144). Through the character of Winston Smith, Orwell expresses his negative views on totalitaria 1984 by George Orwell Outline Thesis Statement- This paper will examine how George Orwell wrote 1984 as a political statement against totalitarianism. I Introduction II Summary of 1984 III Roles of major Charters A. Big Brother B. Winston C. O'Brien D. Julia E. Shop owner George Orwell – "1984" 1. Outline what the story is about George Orwell's "1984" is a book about Winston Smith, a low-ranking member of "The Party" which rules the nation of Oceania. The Party watches him everywhere through devices, which are seemingly a combination of televisions, spewing mi Could the world portrayed in 1984 ever really exist? This question haunts readers from the first to the last pages of Orwell's novel. Sadly, the answer is 'yes'; or at least Orwell hopes that readers will leave 1984 accepting the possibility enough to question government and tread cautiousl Since the onset of the United States, Americans have always viewed the future in two ways; one, as the perfect society with a perfect government, or two, as a communistic hell where free will no longer exists and no one is happy. The novel 1984 by George Orwell is a combination of both theories. On The Impact of Stalinism in 1984 Truly one of the greatest anti-utopian novels in history George Orwell's 1984 is a "nightmare vision" into...
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Genetic Screening: A medical miracle or Moral Outrage On the mouths of many political figures in Washington these days, is the highly charged debate about genetic screening. Genetic screening is the process of looking for indications of a genetic disease by the use of DNA, blood or tissue samples. Genetic screening is sometimes done to determine if a person can pass on a genetic disease, or even if he or she is not at risk for developing the actual condition. This is also now being used in some states as forensic evidence to convict or exonerate people of crimes such as sex offenses or felonies or other misdemeanor crimes. It also may be done as part of a study for an entire population. This procedure is undertaken for several reasons, and may be performed in several different ways, which are at the head of this impassioned debate. Genetic screening is an extraordinary way to eliminate birth defects, racial and ethnic diseases, and allow parents to have the knowledge to make their own life decisions. Genetic screening in itself is a great advancement in medical technology. Scientists have been able to control and somewhat prevent many of the inherited diseases known today. These types of tests can be done on newborn infants as well as adults. At birth, there are many tests performed on infants for such genetic disorders. One such test is for phenyketonuria or PKU. PKU is easily detected by a blood test and as easily treated by restricting certain foods from the diet. But left untreated, the disorder causes severe mental retardation (Weiss). Several public interest groups in the 1970's pushed for a study on why so many of their children had these life long disabilities. In 1976 the Guthrie test for PKU become mandatory for newborns born in the United...
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BY BETTY J ALLEN OUTLINE Thesis statement: Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited disease that affects the red blood cells. This disease can be treated so a person can live a long health life. 1. Sickle Cell Disease a. What is sickle cell disease? b. Whom does this disease affect? c. What race and geographic region do they belong to? d. c. Causes of sickle cell disease. e. Signs and symptoms and how it affects the body. 2. What problems are caused by sickle cell disease? 3. How can this disease be treated? Allen 1 Shortly after the birth of my daughter Tracie, my husband and I discovered that we both were carriers of the Sickle Cell Disease called Sickle Cell Trait. The fact that my husband and I had a high percentage of this trait in our blood stream; resulted in our daughter Tracie being diagnosed as having the Sickle Cell Disease. The fact that I had no knowledge of what this disease was, I was determined to learn everything I could about this earth shattering disease. I wanted to know what caused it and how it could be treated. Through an endless search I found out that Sickle Cell anemia is an inherited disease that affects the red blood cells. This disease can't be treated, however the symptoms can be treated when they arise. Sickle Cell Anemia is a blood disorder (Linde 17). This disease produces distorted red blood cells (moon shaped) that are unable to transport oxygen properly through the blood stream (Asimov 1). Because the oxygen in the red blood cells isn't properly transported the red blood cell changes it shape. Instead of the cells being round and smooth the cells become hard and sticky (Lessing 3). These cells look something like a Allen 2 banana or a sickle, a hand tool used to cut tall grass. Sickle cell disease got it...
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Outline Thesis: Hospitals constantly allow their doctors to result on cesarean sections for every complication pregnant women have. With the outrageous number of cesarean sections rising, the hospitals are questioning if the surgeries are necessary. I. Introduction A. The question of whether or not a cesarean section is necessary B. Many cesarean sections are unneeded II. History of the Problem A. The victims of unnecessary cesarean sections B. Reasons why patients are having cesarean sections 1. Previous cesarean sections 2. Dystocia 3. Breech position 4. Fetal distress C. Statistics 1. Past rates 2. Present rates III. Present condition of the problem A. Dramatic rate of cesarean sections B. Higher rates have been determined 1. Hospitals that operate for profit 2. Patients with private insurance 3. Increasing hospital size 4. Higher socioeconomic level 5. Presence of neonatal intensive care unit IV. Arguments opposing unnecessary cesarean sections A. Organizations B. Consumer Groups C. Support Groups V. Solution to the problem A. Questions pregnant ladies can ask B. Answers that doctors should provide VI. Future of the problem VII. Conclusion Unnecessary Cesarean Sections Hospitals constantly allow their doctors to result on cesarean sections for every complication pregnant women have. With the outrageous number of cesarean sections rising, the hospitals are questioning if the surgeries are necessary. In the past years the rate of cesarean sections has begin to rise. Many doctors are now realizing the cesarean sections are a much easier procedure as oppose to vaginal deliveries. Many pregnant women are going into the hospital with minor complications and are being rushed to have a cesarean section. With all of the technology there is today, why are so many physicians resulting on cesarean sections? Many of the cesarean sections that have been made in the past years have been unnecessary, but the pregnant women are not questioning the doctor's judgment because they assume that the doctor knows what he is doing. Many doctors that are performing unneeded surgeries have taken advantage of pregnant ladies and are...
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Specific Goal: I want my audience to understand the five diffrent types of dreams. Introduction: I. Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the mind while asleep? "Leonardo Da Vinci" II. Everyone Dreams. Whether it ghosts, rainbows, goblins, unicorns, sex, food, ax murders, kisses, Brintney Spears, Bradd Pitt, ex boyfriends or ex girlfriends, or even dream about your wedding reception. We all have dreamnt at some point in life sometimes out dreams take important events, thoughts, ideas, even premenisions to describe out past, present and possibly fortelling your future. We dream about our worries, hopes, fantasies, goals, wants, needs, and expextations. Thesis Statement: The five diffrent types of dreams are explanatory dreams, nightmares, reacurrent dreams, out of body dreams, and past life dreams. Body: I. Explantaory dreams are dreams that explain your everyday problems. A.) In this dream you recieve all the information you need in order to solve any problem you may be unable to accept. B.) These types of dreams tend to be very symbolic and it may be very difficult to understand the problem you need resolved. C.) If a person is unable to accept,and understand the dream, it may becaome more strange and complicated for them to understand the problem. II. Nightmares are never pleasant dreams but tend to be specific fears or worriers the dreamer might have. A.) A nightmare is never pleasantly vivid, there usually very violent dreams that tend to awake a dreamer from their sleep. B.) Although most people do have nightmares throughout their lives, nightmares usually stem from unresolved issues from a person's life tend to happen during stressful period's in ones life. C.) Having a nightmare does not indicate you have a sleep disorder or does not mean you have a psychological problem and they very seldomly do. III. Do you ever feel like your watching a rereun? Thats...
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