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  • Libel And Invasion Of Privacy - 1,182 words
    Libel And Invasion Of Privacy Libel and invasion of privacy Libel and invasion of privacy are two very important issues dealing with broadcast media. The two are very similar but different from each. Libel deals more with what was actually printed or broadcast, where as invasion of privacy deals with how the information was actually gathered. Both have laws to regulate and influence what kind of information is gathered and, how it is actually obtained Libel simply is defamation of character by published word, the publishing of falsities to hurt a person's reputation or standing. However, now it is not limited to only printed word as in newspapers or magazines. Slander, which is defined as de ...
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  • Americans:the Colonial Experience - 1,599 words
    Americans:The Colonial Experience The Americans: The Colonial Experience America was not believed to be a ground for a utopian society, rather a place for a new start, more freedom, and fewer taxes. The initial group to settle the New World were the Puritans, separatists making a hopeless attempt to try to purify the Church of England by swearing loyalty to the group instead of the king. This all takes place during the 17th and 18th centuries. The following topics that will be discussed are intended to portray all of the different aspects of colonial American social and governmental tendencies. The impression that Boorstin has hidden in the context of the book is that of the portrayal of the ...
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  • An Artists Life - 1,197 words
    An Artist's Life An Artist's Life Much of the art of the Renaissance was extremely religious in its nature. The paintings from this time are almost entirely scenes from the Bible including: the enunciation of the Virgin Mary, depictions of the infant Jesus Christ, the crucifixion of Christ, and numerous other examples of Christian iconography. One would imagine that virtuous, upstanding artists would have created such angelic works of art. The stunning displays of morality, as seen in the works of many Renaissance painters, are not always a reflection of the artists lifestyle. Two examples of artists whose paintings did not reflect their lifestyles were Michelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio and ...
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  • Antisemitism Influence - 2,144 words
    Anti-Semitism Influence The word rests in a conversation like a foul stench and with it comes unbidden images and accusations. Today in many circles this word alone is possibly the most horrendous name to place on a person. Maybe though, not because of what it means, but because of what it brings to mind. Automatically and unwanted, pictures come to our mind of goose stepping Nazis and concentration camps, bodies piled high and what we think of as the air fills with the scent of burning flesh. Our worst nightmares and human kinds worst behaviors. Yet, many of us do not know where the term came from or even what it means beyond their simple ideas. Even dictionaries only give the blandest desc ...
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  • Assassination Of Jfk - 1,703 words
    Assassination of JFK On Friday, November 22nd 1963 at 12:30 P.M. the 35th president of the United States of America, John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassinated while he rode in an open limousine though the streets of Dallas. This event, which abruptly and severely altered the course of history, it has created more controversy than any other single event. Some haunting questions remain. "Who did it?" "Why did they do it?" "How was it done?" "Was there a cover up" The official answers complied by the Warren Commission have never satisfied the majority of the world's population. In this following essay I will try to show who was responsible for the assassination of John F. Kennedy. I believe the only ...
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  • Business Law - 348 words
    Business Law When Girdy wrote Bob a check for $2350.00, it bounced. Under the law, Bob could have resubmitted the check and charged Girdy a fee, but instead he chose to take to possession back of the computer. The cat that caused Bob to fall and injure him and the computer belonged to Matilda. Because was not in her possession, nor was it leashed, Bob could have sued Matilda for negligence. Negligence is defined as: "the failure to exercise the standard of care that a reasonable person would exercise in similar circumstances." In the case of Maltida, unless she can show just cause and prove the death of her cat caused her to show personal injuries in the amount of $4075, she has no case to s ...
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  • Charles Russell And Jehovahs Witness - 1,096 words
    ... rce of Almighty God that moves his sevants to do his will (Martin 102). This is the basic belief of Jehovahs Witnesses concerning the Holy Spirit. Witness doctrine teaches that the Holy Spirit is under the control of Jehovah and is not equal to God. They even go as far as to say it can be likened to electricity, a force that can be adapted to perform a great variety of operation (Martin 102). One argument against this doctrine is in Acts 5:3-4. Peter accuses Annanias of lying to the Holy Spirit. Peter then follows that up by saying Annanias lied to God. In Acts 13:2-4 and 21:10-11, the Holy Spirit speaks and sends. Only a personality can do these things, not an invisible active force. In ...
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  • Democracy In Early Us - 757 words
    Democracy In Early U.S. Democratic government in the United States had its beginnings during the colonial period. The Mayflower Compact, House of Burgesses, New England Town Meetings, Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, and the Zenger trial each was an important step in the development of our democracy. For example, The Mayflower Compact was an agreement among the Pilgrims of Plymouth, to establish a body and to obey the rules of the governors they chose. The House of Burgesses was the Virginian parliament. Other colonies had such legislative bodies, too. The Burgesses were mainly colonists who preferred democracy to monarchy. They were often in conflict with the British government and the go ...
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  • Free Speach - 1,192 words
    Free Speach Freedom of Speech: My Version and Theirs The First Amendment has led Americans to believe in a hallowed sense of freedom that does not exist; freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in this country has never been absolute. You can?t yell fire in a crowded theater, solicit bribes, make terrorist threats, slander another, intentionally inflict emotional distress or be obscene in public (Dickerson). What Americans do have a right to is their opinion and the means by which to express it, no matter if the opinion is favorable or not. There are some advocates who champion for restrictions on unfavorable speech, like violent or racist remarks. And though the intentions behind such beliefs ...
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  • French Nationalism - 1,440 words
    French Nationalism French and English Clashes in the first decade of the nineteenth century & the Birth of French-Canadian Nationalism For nearly two centuries the inhabitants of New France lived their day to day lives under the French Regime. The colony of New France was shaped by such institutions as the Catholic Church, and the seigneural system. After the Conquest of 1763, the inhabitants of New France now found themselves under the control of the British monarch. However, the life for the inhabitants of New France, virtually remained unchanged. It was not until the American Revolution, that the inhabitants of New France began to feel the British presence. As a result of the American Rev ...
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  • Hate Speech On The Internet - 1,789 words
    ... ered to remove their web page from the Internet. In addition Stormfront, Inc., the Internet company that provided ALPHA HQ its domain name service, was also named in the case and was ordered not to provide any more service. Wilson did not contest the charges and the site was removed from the Internet. This case set a precedent where a judge ordered a Web site to be shut down because the information on it was harmful. The Brandenburg standard makes it hard to punish online hate speech. Indeed, the call for lawless action can be proved but the imminent action resulting from it is hard to demonstrate. Thus, on the Internet people can post messages on bulletin board, for instance, calling fo ...
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  • How Far Do We In Britain Live In A Democracy - 1,130 words
    How Far Do We In Britain Live In A Democracy? The definition of democracy is 'rule by the people', or 'the power of the people'. The 'demos' comes from the ancient Greek, it is the people and 'kratos' is to rule. Democracy today has come to mean the decisions arrived by the majority (or a simple majority), the right of every citizen to vote and hold office, and the duty of all citizens to participate actively in the system. So in an undefined sense, political power is ultimately in the hands of the whole adult population, and no smaller group has the right to rule. But only when democracy is qualified by other words, such as liberal, representative and direct, can it take on a more useful me ...
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  • Internet Hate Groups - 1,022 words
    ... in the absence of evidence to the contrary, we presume that governmental regulation of the content of speech is more likely to interfere with the free exchange of ideas than to encourage it. The interest in encouraging freedom of expression in a democratic society outweighs any theoretical but unproven benefit of censorship." -- Justice John Paul Stevens, writing for the majority .(CIEC, para 5) As a society, we've gotten quite accustomed to having our information spoon-fed to us without questioning it. We don't know how to tell good information from bad. Our own ignorance is really the enemy here, not the Nazi revisionists and certainly not the Internet. Are We Protected? There are laws ...
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  • Judges - 1,939 words
    Judges The dictionary defines a judge as "a public officer authorized to hear and determine causes in a court of law." The following essay will deal on how to become a judge, the requirements to become a judge, salaries, and the different types of judges and what kind of information they deal with. Judges are some of the most important people in Canada. They are the men and women who sit on the benches in the courtrooms, whose responsibility it is not only to decide the fate of human beings, like themselves, but to steer and control the course of the law itself. The arrival advent of the 1982 Charter of Rights changed many things for judges. Since then, they have been handed the tasks of det ...
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  • Kurt Cobain - 1,073 words
    ... as after Courtney Love told the public he might have "additional information." (Amirault) There are also suspicious circumstances involving the death of Seattle rocker, Eldon Hoke Hoke went on a walk to the liquor store with someone that his roommates had never met before. (Hoke was a heavy alcoholic.) El Duce, as Hoke was also known was later found crushed to death on the railroad tracks. This was eight days after talking to Nick Broomfield. What Hoke said is a key piece of evidence in this case. Hoke said that Love told him, "My old man's been a real a**hole lately. I need you to blow his f*****g head off." To which Hoke responded, "Are you serious?" Love replied, "Yeah, I'm as serious ...
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  • Mass Communications Is One Of The Most Popular College Majors In The Country, Which Perhaps Reflects A Belief In The Importan - 939 words
    Mass communications is one of the most popular college majors in the country, which perhaps reflects a belief in the importance of communications systems in society. The communications system, consisting of radio, television, film, newspapers and magazines, effects how we think, how we feel, and how we live. Therefore, we must ask ourselves, Is media 'mere entertainment,' or are there serious side effects of the national preoccupation with the media? Long-term exposure to the media has a tendency to influence the way we think about the world around us, but how? Since the printing of the first newspaper to the introduction of the Information Superhighway, society has been able to view itself ...
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  • Moliere - 1,468 words
    Moliere Molire Molire, pseudonym of JEAN BAPTISTE POQUELIN (1622-73), French dramatist, and one of the greatest of all writers of comedies. His universal comic types still delight audiences; his plays are often produced and have been much translated. Molire was born in Paris on January 15, 1622, the son of a wealthy tapestry maker. From an early age he was completely devoted to the theater. In 1643 he joined a theatrical company established by the Bjarts, a family of professional actors; he married one of the members of the family, Armande Bjart, in 1662. The troupe, which Molire named the Illustre Thtre, played in Paris until 1645 and then toured the provinces for 13 years, returning to Par ...
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  • Negligent Hiringretention - 1,631 words
    ... le to thoroughly investigate the backgrounds of the applicants. Employers generally are viewed by courts as being accountable for thier ( Negligent ) actions, if: * A Link can be established between employee actions and third-party injury. * Information concerning the employees unfitness, instability, or unsuitability for a job was available before hiring or became available after hiring. * It can be established that such information is or was used to make a decision thereby taking the public out of harms way. If these criteria are met, the level of care demanded from an employer is higher ( 6 ) Extensive state and Federal legislation and executive orders exist concerning equal employmen ...
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  • The First Amendment - 1,199 words
    ... Island while Catholics were mainly concentrated in Maryland. As the United States grew larger and larger, these diverse groups were forced to live together. This may have caused individual liberties to be violated because of the distrust and hostile feelings between ethnic and religious groups. Most of the initial assemblies among the colonies considered themselves immune from criticism. They actually issued warrants of arrest, interrogated, fined, and imprisoned anyone accused of libeling the assembly as a whole or any of its members. Many people were tracked down for writing or speaking works of offense. The first assembly to meet in America, the Virginia House of Burgesses, stripped ...
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  • The Role Of The Media In Australia - 1,540 words
    ... d a powerful and persuasive influence over society. This is largely due to the sheer amount of information provided to the public by the media. The governments' control of the media during the wars has relevance today as they censored the news as they saw fit to prevent anti-war sentiment arising. A perfect contemporary example of how the various facets of the media in Australia can control society can be seen in light of the terrorist attacks on the USA in September 2001, and subsequent coverage of the 'War on Terrorism'. All newspapers, radio stations and television stations were biased in their presentation of the facts. By presenting wall-to-wall coverage of the event, the media cont ...
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