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Ethics in the Gleevec Story

The intersection of drugs and the common good for society can be very complicated. We often perceive drug regulation as something that adds to the common good of the people. The people in question include those who are currently diagnosed with disease and others who can potentially be exposed in their lifetimes. There is a very fine balance that regulating authorities like the FDA have to tread to make sure the common good of the people, not one person's individual benefit. When a patient facing death demands the right to an experimental drug, is it responsible to give them a chance or is it necessary to prioritize the impact that decision can have on millions of other patients and their families in the larger global community. Drugs can be harmful for a number of reasons: if they cause painful side effects that cause more damage than the original disease, if they have long-term consequences that undermine the initial boost they provide in a patient's health, or if they do not actuall

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Distracting Devils in Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus is my favorite story we have read so far. The character development and themes that run throughout the story are fascinating, if not a bit frustrating. I rather enjoyed a particular theme that I brought up in class multiple times. The theme that captures my attention every time is the Doctor's constant distractions, provided by Mephastophilis. These distractions are also for the audience. Doctor Faustus sells his soul for some reasons, but the most prevalent are that he seeks knowledge. Faustus grows malcontented with the limits of traditional forms of knowledge, so he turns to magic. He sells his soul to Lucifer for twenty-four years of Mephastophilis's service. The first hint of distractions come in during the summoning of Mephastophilis. After he summons the devil Faustus says, "I charge thee to return and change thy shape, Thou art too ugly to attend on me; Go and return an old Franciscan friar, That holy shape becomes a devil best." (1135) Faustus comma

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Sherman Alexie and the Best American Poetry of 2015

Every year a compilation of dignified poetic pieces is grouped into one collection of honorable work to be published, better known as the Best American Poetry. In the "Introduction" of the 2015 edition of the Best American Poetry (BAP), Native American poet and writer, Sherman Alexie recounts the extensive editorial processes and difficulties he endured in order to compile the best 75 poetic works of 2015. In pursuance of taking on this editorial responsibility for the Best American Poetry. Alexie prepared himself by thoroughly analyzing all previous editions of (BAP), paying close mind to the structural elements that heavily influenced the content of the work. Alexie himself more prominently outlines them, "I carefully studied each year's edition of BAP

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African American Single Mothers

Introduction Externalizing behaviors in children and adolescents (such as physical aggression) are hard to manage negative behaviors, which can lead to more serious problems in adulthood (negative functioning in societal and occupational roles, sometimes leading to criminal behavior). The root cause of this behavior can be a dysfunctional family, lower family income and family stress. It is known that African American youth from single mother families are at an elevated risk of externalizing behavior, compared to those who are from European American two-parent families. One of the possible causes can be lower socioeconomic status of single mother African American families, which can have a detrimental effect on single mother's mental health, on mother-child communication and warmth as well as on child adjustment (leading to externalizing difficulties). But all African American youth from single mother family do not exhibit externalizing behavior. It has been observed that positive school functioning and right monitoring is associated with high self-esteem and low externalizing behavior. Earlier research has suggested that African American youth from two-parent familie

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The BMW Group - Consumer Behaviors

Background BayerischeMotorenWerke, (German for Bavarian Motor Works), known worldwide in its abbreviated form BMW, is recognised as one of the most successful companies in the automobile, motorcycle, and engine manufacturing industry. Founded by Franz Josef Popp in 1916, BMW was initially an aircraft-engine manufacturing business, eventually turning towards the production of motorcycles and automobiles within the first fifteen years of production. Based on a study involving 47,000 consumers across 15 markets conducted in 2012, BMW was listed as the most reputable company in the world by forbes.com. These rankings were based on four factors: trust, esteem, admiration and good feeling. Suffering substantially in 2008/2009 during the global financial crisis, BMW witnessed considerably reduced profit margins. However, having successfully emerged from this critical period, the BMW group has benefited from impressive growth figures, with an increase of 97% in its global EBIT from 2010 to

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Oreo Cookbook Analysis

´╗┐Cover Letter This portfolio consists of how food choices change every day and the journey of food. It details the journey of food based on pieces written in 1st and 3rd person through research reflected by essays. There was definitely a major change in my written works and projects since I have been in this course. I have learned how to differentiate between 1st and 3rd person in my works. I have also learned how to use different research methods and find more reliable resources to use in my projects. One of the biggest things I believe I improved was the construction of my essays. I learned how to make my work more organized and useful. I had to do some revisions over my projects and that helped me progress and produce better pieces. The biggest revision I had to do was reconstruct my essays to make the make more sense. This only caused for me to reread my written works and slow down. I thought this portfolio was going to be complicated but the process was easy because of the order

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Chosen Scene Shot Analysis - Bicycle Thieves

The film "Bicycle Thieves" is about a man named Antonio Ricci and his desperate efforts to support his family during the reconstruction period in Rome after the second world war. In the film, he finds work through a local employment union gluing posters around town and is told that he will need a bicycle for the work offered. He and his family are struggling and resorted to pawning their sleeping linen to be able to retrieve Antonio's bicycle back from the pawn shop. His first day on the job his bicycle is almost immediately stolen by a seemingly experienced pair of thieves. One of the two men rode away with his bicycle while the thief's partner distracted Antonio and lead him in the wrong direction chasing after his bicycle. Antonio turns to the police for help and he is told the search for his bicycle is not a priority to the police force. The majority of the film is about Antonio, his young son Bruno, Antonio's wife Maria, and his comrades from the employment union searching Rome f

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Gambling and the Power of Habit

According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, nearly 1.5 million Americans have experienced pathological gambling, which occurs when there is a dependence, harm, or lack of control over gambling habits (Samhsa). Samhsa goes on to explain that pathological gambling can be sparked by gambling as little as once a week. It may even derive by going as little as once a month, or once a week. Unfortunately, this is what transpired to Angie Bachmann, in Charles Duhigg's Power of Habit. Mother of three and wife to a full-time working husband, Angie was frequently left in an empty home, with nothing to do. Spending her days watching game shows, such as: The Price is Right, Angie would often times find herself lonely and bored (Duhigg 246). Angie decided that if she got through the week without withering of boredom, then she would be rewarded with an excursion to the casino. The trips started off once a week with a few hours and a couple hundred dollars. Her addiction quickly jump starte

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Gender Inequality in Sports: Title IX

Inequality for women in sports dates back to the year 776 B.C. when women were not only not able to participate in the first olympic games but not allowed to attend as well. Within sports, heroes are made, goals are set and dreams are lived. However, up until the last forty years women were being deprived of these things. They were being deprived of the right to be great at something and to be recognized for that greatness. Forty-three years ago a piece of legislation was passed giving women what should have been a fundamental right, gender equality in schools. As part of the civil rights act, Title IX stated, "No person.... shall on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of or be subject to discrimination" (ncaa.org). In 1972, the year the act was passed, only 30,000 women competed in collegiate athletics compared to approximately 170,000. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) did not offer athletic scholarship for female athlet

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The Merchant of Venice - Argumentitive Essay

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely considered the best English author and therefore the world's famous author up until this day. His ongoing works, as well as collaborations, consist of just about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, 2 long narrative poems, and a few other verses, and a number of uncertain authorship. But what I'm focusing on is Williams more unique and powerful plays called The Merchant of Venice in which takes place in 16th-century. It is believed to have been written between 1596 and 1599, which is the time when Jews in Venice were treated poorly and had ultimately no human status towards any Christians. I believe that in the Play, The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare uses "Shylock" as an example to demonstrate these multiple perspectives of conflict throughout the story at the time of 1596 to 1599. To which, William Shakespeare had a unique, diverse and understanding on what was happening to the Jewish culture at the timeline

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Budget Issues and the City of Troy, New York

Troy, NY is a small city located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. It is a rather large city with a population of about 50,000 (Wikipedia). The budget problems seem endless, whether it's the water, sewage, or some other issue. There have been many attempts to solve this problem such as a $1,939,800 state grant to help pay for a ruptured water pipe (Crowe). The city also received a $972,377 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to fill seven vacancies in the Troy Fire Department(Crowe). The grant will cover salaries, training and associated overtime costs, yet somehow the city still continues to have budget problems. The number one concern with the budget problems in Troy are the water pipe issues. The city has very old pipes and multiple sections will break over time. Eventually, most of the water pipe system will have to be replaced due to them breaking. If the pipes are not replaced, the city will be making quick fixes on each section that breaks for many years to come. In order to budget this properly, the city has to adopt a water fund budget that incl

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Advertisement Analysis: Budweiser 2015 Super Bowl

Advertising has become an aspect in everyday life for Americans. Every day, a newspaper, billboard, TV commercial, or even the guy in the monkey suit twirling around the sign on the corner for frozen ice cream, are trying to persuade an individual into buying their products. It is everywhere, surrounding us, and at times it can be quite overwhelming. The act of persuasion comes from Aristotle's ethos, logos, and pathos that emerged over 2000 years ago. Aristotle believed the most effective way to persuade an audience was to appeal to three specific notions- credibility, emotion, and the use of logic. Some of the strongest and most persuasive commercials have all used a combination of these three rhetorical devices, including the 2015 Budweiser Super bowl commercial. The rhetorical device ethos plays a very significant role in the establishing weather or not the audience can trust the information being presented to them. Ethos is an appeal to ethics, referring to the credibility a com

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A Knowledgeable Politician or an Ignorant Billionaire?

On September 27, 2016, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had their first presidential debate at Hofstra University. It was the most watched debate in history, as over 84 million people were either on the spot or in front of the screens to see the candidates arguing about their political plans. The reason for that is they are so different from each other and there had not been a direct debate between them. Therefore, everyone wanted to see what would happen if Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were on the same stage. After the debate, most people believed Hillary Clinton won. When talking about why, people would compare the political opinions, the language use, the gestures, the facial expressions and so on. Among all those aspects, verbal language must be the most important element within a debate. In that respect, although it cannot be denied that both of the candidates used strong and aggressive languages, Hillary Cli

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Immigration - Boosting the U.S. Economy

There are two main viewpoints of whether immigrants are good for the American economy. One is an argument against immigrants in the U.S, that they are not helpful, and the other argument is that immigrants should be allowed to work and reside in the U.S. Immigrants are definitely beneficial to the United States' economy and this was proved in the 19th century and can be proved today. Even though there are mixed opinions about this controversial matter, both immigrants and the U.S. are part of a mutual relationship, helping each other out in different ways. Immigration was a big part of why I was born in England and why my family lives in the United Kingdom today. My grandparents migrated from India to England when they were teenagers in order to create better lives for themselves as well as their future families and they have succeeded in doing so. I am very grateful that they were able to do this, as I may not have been in Stetson if they hadn't done so. In my view, immigrants are abl

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Movie Analysis: Good Will Hunting

1. What self-defeating habit patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior does Will exhibit? (Ch. 6) I think one self-defeating habit is the way Will acted in the beginning of the movie with his counselor. When they first met, Mr. Maguire attempted to shake Will's hand and Will wanted to get straight right to the appointment. During the appointment, Will would comment on other things to distract Mr. Maguire from talking about his feelings. Will also becomes blunt when he is trying to not get in detailed about himself. He also would jump to different topics so he could defend his feelings. When they talked about the painting, Will found a weak spot in Mr.Maguire. He started disrespecting Mr.Maguire's deceased wife and the painting. 2. What limiting core beliefs does Will have to himself and other people? (Ch. 6) He believes that everyone is the

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Leadership and Communication

Introduction The Merriam Webster dictionary defines communication as "the act or process of using words, sounds, signs or behavior to express ideas, thoughts, and feelings to someone else." Based on this definition, one can say that words are not only the way communication is attained in any given environment. In today's business world, we also experience communication through technology, corporate culture just to mention a few. Transformational leaders rely heavily on their oratory skills in order to articulate a vision and to create meaning (Howell & Frost, 1989). They are skilled at communicating and using language, images, symbols, and metaphors. They utilize nonverbal behaviors to influence their followers. It is clear that the ability to craft and communicate an inspirational vision is critical to the success of a firm. Still, leaders need to be aware of the fact they can communicate the same message and identical communications can generate different responses among various foll

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Of Mice and Men - Lennie's Perfect World

Society will only permit so much volatility resulting death and destruction before taking action to correct the problem. The short story Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, shows a pair of young men struggling to fit in a new workplace. The main character, Lennie, portrays an extreme childish nature, lack of intelligence and an overly strong body that proves a deadly combination. Lennie seems to constantly make poor decisions and acts inappropriately without the ability to understand why. The remorse for the results of Lennie's actions seems to haunt him and cause him to dream of a more perfect world. Another supporting character, George is seemingly and consistently dealing with his friend Lennie's unfortunate acts simply by association. After reading just halfway through this book it becomes obvious Lennie will continue to escalate to more violent actions. In the beginning of the book, you figure Lennie's personality is of a gentle nature as he looks for things to comfort himself. As the story progresses, you realize Lennie is really a grown man with a five-year-olds intellect. When Lennie feels under pressure he tends to overreact a

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Is the Death Penalty the Best Solution?

The death penalty, also known as capital punishment, is an authorized practice by the government under the terms of which a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime that they have committed. According to Deathpenalty.org, there are many methods of execution. They are lethal injection, electrocution, gas chamber, firing squad and hanging. But today most states only practice the method of lethal injection and it is the most modern way of execution. Three drugs are used in lethal injection. They are injected in the body to cause a certain reaction. For example, a drug called Potassium Chloride is injected into the body to stop the heart from beating. This drug is usually the last drug injected out of the other two drugs and it causes the person to die suddenly. Three articles that I have read that are against the death penalty are "Death Penalty fails to equal Retribution" by Anna Quindlen, "A Hanging" by George Orwell and "Death Row" b

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Dissertation on K-Pop Music

Chapter 1: Introduction While PSY's viral sensation Gangnam Style may have opened the floodgates of K-pop to mainstream consciousness worldwide, it is not indicative of the phenomenon itself by any means. Yes, it possesses the synthesizer and bassline driven electro-pop sound that K-pop is known for. It also possesses a "point dance," an extremely recognisable piece of choreography that becomes attached to a K-pop song by the consuming public, in the form of the "horse riding dance." Despite these ingredients, this dissertation would argue that PSY does not represent K-pop. It will identify and discuss the general characteristics of K-pop, focusing on elements of sound, look and "family friendly" content. In this introductory chapter, I first outline the general context of my research topic, and the question addressed in this dissertation. I then outline the theoretical framework I will draw from and the methodology applied to study and analyse selected

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Technology Transfer from Academia to Enterprises

1. Introduction The basic role of the university and public, academic environment, which also includes faculty as parts of universities, was for many years focused on two main activities - education and research. Slowly it began to emerge and assert a third main business faculties or universities, and this is the transfer of knowledge and technologies. The aim of the third main dejanosti universities enrichment of society, and to raise the competitiveness of the economy and its activity rapidly create jobs, raise the competitiveness of the economy, creating new businesses, new products to market and establish an effective two-way flow of information.Finally, it also has its university benefits from these activities, in particular by enriching the knowledge acquired by the direct experience of the economy and the involvement of researchers from the economy.Colleges & Universities, also, to obtain other sources of funding for its activities, and consequently also important to relieve the

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San Luis Obispo County Research Paper

San Luis Obispo County, or SLO, was incorporated February 18, 1850, and is home to many great landmarks including Hearst Castle, Morro Bay, and Grover/Pismo State Dunes. I found that there are five seats on the Board of Supervisors. Frank Mecham is the supervisor for District 1 which includes Paso Robles, Templeton, and San Miguel. Bruce Gibson is the supervisor for District 2 which includes Morro Bay, Cambria, and Cayucos. The District 3 Supervisor and Vice Chairman of the board are Adam Hill, and his district includes the cities of Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, and San Luis Obispo. The District 4 Supervisor Lynn Compton also serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors and her district includes Oceano, Arroyo Grande, and Nipomo. The 5th and the final district is supervised by Debbie Arnold and includes the cities of Atascadero, xSanta Margarita, and Creston. The top 5 agricultural products are strawberries, wine grapes, cattle, broccoli, and transplant vegetable, in that ord

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Psychology Paper - Memory and Daydreams

Daydreams are a part of waking consciousness and for some people, daydreaming may take up half their free time. From the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, an article entitled, "Daydreaming Style Moderates the Relation Between Working Memory and Mind Wandering: Integrating Two Hypotheses" by David Marcussen-Clavertz and Etzel Cardena from Lund University and Devin Blair Terhune from the University of Oxford state their findings in an experiment that researchers the effects of how certain daydreams have an impact on executive processes. Previous hypotheses that related to daydreaming and its effect on the conscious mind involved contradicting results and therefore, these researchers set out to find the relation between the two. The first, control-failure hypothesis states that "mind wandering is interpreted as a form of attentional lapse more likely to occur in individuals with low executive resources," (Marcusson-Clavertz, Carden

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Secrets of the Human Brain

The brain is an amazing 1.4 kilogram organ that controls all functions of the body; in fact, it controls every aspect of our lives. Intelligence, creativity, emotion, and memory are a few of the many things governed by the brain. It contains one hundred billion nerve cells (neurons). All these neurons are responsible for all our movements, actions even our personality and mood, and like small impulses they transmit from our brain to any part of our body making us do or feel something. We've learned more about human brain in the last 5 years than during the 5000 years before this. And despite the fact that humanity has a huge amount of knowledge about brain the situation is still not clear. If you ask any scientist what secrets he/she has revealed about our brain, than they will probably answer that the only revealed secret is that we can never actually discover the whole power and abilities of our brain. Brain consists of 78% water, 15% fat, 7% protein etc. It seems really simple, doesn't it?

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Once There Was a War by John Steinbeck

´╗┐Garrett Taylor Over seventy years ago, no one knew that they would fighting in the biggest war this world has ever seen. World War II saw the deaths of millions of people throughout Europe, North Africa and the Pacific. John Steinbeck's Once There Was a War illustrates his personal, nonfiction account of the war as a correspondent in the United States military. Whether it was during the London blitz, training in North Africa, or with the military in Italy, Steinbeck shapes a unique understanding of World War II by illustrating the emotional impact this vigorous war had on the soldiers and civilians. Steinbeck's first account as a correspondent was during the London blitz while illustrating the lives of the soldiers and civilians more than the blitz itself. Before heading overseas, the soldiers said their goodbyes and crowded on to a ship, not knowing if they would make it back home (13). Each soldier, consisting of clerks, farmers, salesmen, students, laborers, and technicians,

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Jamila Raqib: Ted Talk Analysis

While many people may think of violence as the type of resistance that can truly create change, history has proven otherwise. Throughout the years, non-violent action has proven to be effective more often than not, as discussed by the Afghani Jamila Raqib in her Ted Talk. Raqib smartly chose to communicate with her audience through Ted Talks, since they are free, easily accessible and aren't time-consuming. In her speech, Raqib aims to convince her audience of the power of non-violent resistance by using different approaches such as sympathy to heighten their emotion, known figures to strengthen her argument, and evidence to appeal to their logic. Starting off her speech, Raqib gains her audience's sympathy and establishes her credibility and authority by narrating some miserable episodes about her childhood. She appealed to her audience's sympathy by opening up about her past in Afghanistan and living in a battle field since she was only six months old. Raqib's credibility and authority were established seeing that she was born in a war zone and worked for 13 years as a teacher for controlling conflict

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