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  • A Bet Against Internet Gambling - 1,187 words
    A Bet Against Internet Gambling 07 February 2001 A Bet against Internet Gambling I love gambling. Who doesn't? The minute you walk into a casino you are overwhelmed by exciting noises, flashing lights and people having a good time. There is so much excitement it isn't hard to become addicted, especially after your first big win. The rush you get from winning is something that is hard to parallel. Trust me I know. I almost became addicted. I realized the trouble I was heading for before it was too late. I was a lucky one. Many people aren't as lucky. It is especially easy for people who live very close to a casino to get addicted because it is so easily accessible. Now imagine if everyone who ...
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  • Birth Control - 1,065 words
    ... one sin for which the penalty is national death, race suicide" (Davis 19). It is no wonder that reproduction in America is grossly stratified, especially when our great leaders reflect and reinforce the racist, eugenic, classist notions of acceptable reproduction. Interestingly enough, Roosevelts race suicide arguments drew more people to support the birth control movement, as well as exposed the racial divisions within the movement (Davis 19). The birth control movement reflected and reinforced some of the racial divisions surrounding reproductive rights. Angela Davis explains that birth control. . . is a fundamental prerequisite for the emancipation of women. Since the right of birth c ...
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  • Child Abuse - 592 words
    Child Abuse Child Abuse Trust unto Jehovah with all thy heart, And unto thine own understanding lean not. In all thy ways know thou Him, And He doth make straight thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5,6, YLTHB) The statistics on physical child abuse are alarming. Of the estimated hundreds of thousands of children battered each year by a parent or close relative, thousands die. For those who survive, the emotional trauma remains long after the external bruises have healed. Communities and the courts recognize that these emotional hidden bruises can be treated. Children who have been abused may display a poor self-image, Inability to depend on, trust or love others, Aggressive and disruptivesometimes illeg ...
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  • Divorce - 847 words
    Divorce Divorce is a problem! Not only for the children and families living through oneor two or three, But for the people growing up in America. The problem is that the message being sent, through Americas increase in divorce rates, is that it is O.K. to make a mistake (which is true for most cases). But when it comes to marriage people should not wait until they are married to realize that mistake. The main reason for this misconception and increase in divorces has a lot to do with the laws, and the changes made to them. If you look back thirty years ago you would see that every state had a Fault based system of divorce. Which basically means you could only get divorced on grounds of adult ...
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  • Gays Adoption - 1,174 words
    Gay`s Adoption "When a gay couple sought to adopt a boy- who had leukemia, had been neglected by his biological parents, had lived in five foster homes, and whose adoption was favored by his legal representative- the judge deemed it not in the interest of a seven-year-old male child to be placed for adoption into the home of a pair of adult male homosexual lovers."(Utne 58) Three years of searching for a qualified heterosexual couple failed. This and many other similar cases have denied children a family by ignoring many qualified homosexuals. With this being an age when people are supposedly more open-minded, why is it that gays are treated this way just because of their sexual orientation? ...
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  • Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl - 1,795 words
    Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Essay No one in todays society can even come close to the heartache, torment, anguish, and complete misery suffered by women in slavery. Many women endured this agony their entire lives, there only joy being there children and families, who were torn away from them and sold, never to be seen or heard from again. Thesis In the book, Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl, Linda Brent tells a spectacular story of her twenty years spent in slavery with her master Dr. Flint, and her jealous Mistress. She speaks of her trials and triumphs as well as the harms done to other slaves. She takes you on the inside of slavery and s ...
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  • Mothers Love - 1,173 words
    MotherS Love Children and Families A mothers love for her children is supposed to be something that never dies. The problem is, this love can be expressed in many ways. Sometimes, the love is shown in such a way that there is no doubt that this woman would do anything for her offspring. Sometime, this love can be viewed, as a way that that the mother is trying to mold her daughter into what she believes is the right way to behave. Other times, the mother is trying her best to make sure that her child is doing HER best. These three types of love are expressed in the three short stories Girl, Gravity, and Two Kinds. The mother in Girl is portrayed as an overbearing monster. For some unknown re ...
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  • Ohio Senators - 861 words
    Ohio Senators Ohio, as does every other state in the U.S., has two senators. These two senators are Mike DeWine and George V. Voinovich. In the following, I will try to give some background and political information on thses fine gentalmen. Let's first begin with DeWine, shall we? Mike DeWine was born on January 5, 1947 in the town of Springfield, Ohio. He is a graduate of Yellow Springs High School and a college graduate He has also recieved many awards over the years including: Donald Santarelli Award for Public Policy for writing the Child Victims' Bill of Rights, presented by the National Organization of Victim Assistance. National Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Award for leadershi ...
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  • Pornography Is An Issue That Has Two Points Of View Adults Suffer Consequences Because Of Younger Audiences, And This Isnt Th - 1,323 words
    Pornography is an issue that has two points of view. Adults suffer consequences because of younger audiences, and this isnt their fault but they still go by it. There are many restrictions with pornographic content like changing time slots on T.V. or having to place a credit card number over the net, which isnt always safe. News stands and bookstores ask for proof of age. Then there is the point of view, which is that a lot of pornography is being shown to younger audiences that shouldnt be observing. Many shows have explicit content that are shown at regular time slots. The Internet is a huge net full of websites and there are many sites that without charge offer pictures and/or videos to d ...
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  • Recent Changes To Welfare - 923 words
    Recent Changes to Welfare When President Bill Clinton reluctantly signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, he had an idea of what the critical responses would be. The hope was to induce a program that would bring significant benefits to the needy and hungery people of our country. However, the response and criticisms are equivalent to what our president expected, very negative. Mary Jo Bane believes the new welfare law poses serious dangers to poor children and families. As assistant secretary for children and families in the Department of Health and Human services, she supported the administration's efforts to refocus the welfare system on work and ...
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  • United Way - 1,411 words
    United Way There are approximately 495,000 tax﷓exempt/nonprofit organizations in the United States (excluding churches) that may receive tax﷓deductible contributions. Of those with incomes above $25,000, roughly 55,000 are classified as human service organizations and another 28,000 are health related (Hodgkinson and Weitzman, 1996). The term nonprofits refers to these health and human service organizations. The types of health and human services that nonprofit organizations provide include housing and residential care, youth development, recreation, services to children and families, employment assistance, crime and delinquency prevention, food and nutrition, and substance abu ...
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