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First draft of this paper can be found here Second draft of this paper can be found here Assignment Write a 650-700 word argumentative essay draft about the standards of parental control of media and modern technology that children engage with. State that it is necessary to have security measures for underage individuals in order to dissuade them from being involved in adult content. Expand on the thesis that you came up with in the first draft. Add specific details to each argument you introduce. In the introduction, you could specify the reasons of underage people’s vulnerability to explicit content on the Web; in the first body paragraph list the negative effects watching pornography has on underages; in the second body paragraph, list examples of the most violent materials that are legally available through the Internet. Add more specific details wherever needed. Format references properly, and pay attention to punctuation…

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By Nicholas Klacsanzky When I was 11 years old, I attended a Unitarian church camp for a summer vacation with my family. It was a pleasant area, with the Puget Sound not far away, grass fields, many old-style wooden buildings, an expansive forest, and an elongated pond between the road and the camp. Deer and other wildlife regularly visited the grounds. It was an ideal place to forget your worries and the routine of common life. As an 11-year-old boy, it was a place for me to meet my friends, and maybe fall in love with a girl. However, this summer camp was more spiritual than others—not because of a religious message, but because I had an awakening at the camp that year. I had been going to this summer retreat almost every year since I was very young. But somehow, this year was different. It seemed my mind and…

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By Jane Turner The Importance of Being Earnest was the first and is also sadly, the last play to be performed in the basement of Manchester Central Library by The Library Theatre Company. After 58 years in this spectacularly-housed library, the theatre is moving. For the next four years, while work takes place on a newer and larger venue at the Theatre Royal, the Library Theatre Company will continue to perform at The Lowry Quays Theatre and also put on some exciting site-specific shows in Manchester. A sad but necessary move from what is a beautiful and intimate theatre in order to increase capacity and improve facilities. So, while you still can and if you admire classical architecture, get there a little early and take a look at this magnificent Grade II listed building, which a little like Wilde himself, looks rather grand, but also is not quite as appearances…

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Definition of acceleration for linear v−t graphs Galileo’s experiment with dropping heavy and light objects from a tower showed that all falling objects have the same motion, and his inclined-plane experiments showed that the motion was described by v=at+vov=at+vo. The initial velocity depends on whether you drop the object from rest or throw it down, but even if you throw it down, you cannot change the slope of the v−t graph. Since these experiments show that all falling objects have linear v−t graphs with the same slope, the slope of such a graph is apparently an important and useful quantity. We use the word acceleration, and the symbol aa for the slope of such a graph. In symbols, a=Δv/Δa=Δv/Δt. The acceleration can be interpreted as the amount of speed gained in every second, and it has units of velocity divided by time, i.e., “meters per second per second,” or m/s/s.…

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This article [Beatus of Liébana] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2011/04/18/beatus-of-liebana/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to reuse it please see: http://publicdomainreview.org/legal/ By John Williams Towards the end of the 8th century, Beatus, a monk in the monastery of San Martin de Turieno, near present day Santander, compiled a Commentary on the Book of Revelation, or Apocalypse, from the writings dedicated to the topic by such patristic authors as Jerome, Augustine, Ambrose, and Irenaeus. Recognition of Beatus of Liébana has survived to our time thanks to his decision to illustrate the sixty-eight sections into which he divided the text of the Book of Revelation. It was a decision that could not easily have been anticipated, for it is not at all clear that Beatus had ever seen an illustrated book, and it is almost certain these illustrations were invented by him or an…

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Title Page Abstract This dissertation is dedicated to the issue of social instability caused by migrant populations relocating from other, often economically-lacking countries. Though migrant communities do not act as a dynamic constituency of socio-political life, they can become the source of serious social issues, resulting in instability and debilitating consequences—both for the migrants themselves and for the hosting society. In addition, it would be unfair to state both that migrants are never aggressive and provocative towards local populations, or that they silently suffer from the adverse attitude of the hosting society (…) Acknowledgements The original conception and ideas that have laid the foundation for this dissertation has changed significantly during the course of my research; respectively, the text of the dissertation has experienced certain alterations as well. However, I am convinced these changes have benefited the final result. The dissertation has become what it is through the prudent effort…

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During Medieval times, education was a privilege of the chosen few. As time passed, studying at any kind of school became obligatory. Education began to be seen as a right, and even some kind of civic duty. Nowadays, it is difficult to meet a person (at least in the western world), who has not studied anywhere for at least a year. Depending on the country, education may be more-or-less affordable; for example, in Denmark it is free, whereas in the United States, students have to take out enormous loans to pay for a college or university, which they then have to pay off throughout many years. At the same time, going to a higher education institution is not the only option one has nowadays. The Internet–the place where it is possible to find anything–has become a perfect solution for those who strive to learn something new, but have no possibility…

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By Nicholas Klacsanzky There are many “isms,” and sexisim is one of the most vile ones. It is often talked about in relation to the workplace, positions of power, societal status, and rights. It pertains to prejudice towards a gender for any reason. However, these reasons are usually fueled by ignorance, conditioning of the mind from an early age, or being a part of hate groups. Like racism, it does not look like sexism will go away soon, but hopefully it has declined since ancient times. To understand sexism to a greater degree, let us look at its definitions and history. The term “sexism” was coined on November 18, 1965 by Pauline M. Leet at Franklin and Marshall College during a student-teacher forum. Leet gave a speech called “Women and the Undergraduate” in which she compared prejudice against sexes to racism. The key part of the speech by Leet was…

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The novel A Hole in Heaven, written by Liam Klacsanszky, is a book of historical fiction that takes place in northern India around 700 B.C. It follows the story of Ishan, a young man whose father is killed by a tyrannical king’s soldier on the grounds of being uncivil. King Pradyota, the villain of the story, is portrayed in the likeness of Genghis Khan in his thirst for blood and domination. After Ishan’s father is slain, Ishan is motivated to train as a warrior to eventually enact revenge. Through his training, his talent as a fighter is apparent, but eventually he learns there is more to combat than simply being physically strong and knowing strategy: there is also the spiritual side of it that one needs to consider. After learning more about the spiritual aspects of fighting, Ishan decides to abandon being a warrior, and vies for becoming a sage…

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Among the cryptic stories everyone knows since childhood, the myth of Atlantis is probably one of the most thrilling and mysterious ones. The idea of a huge continent lying underwater, once inhabited by a supposedly ingenious civilization is intriguing on its own, and the numerous hints and clues that Atlantis was a real place make archaeologists, historians, and adventurers across the globe seek for its remains with enviable enthusiasm. Still, the myth of Atlantis is controversial and debated, and there are numerous theories regarding where it was located, which people inhabited it, and why this civilization disappeared. First mentioned by Plato, Atlantis remained a subject of numerous research studies throughout centuries. Of course, a number of these research studies do not stand up to criticism. For example, Swedish scholar Olaf Rudbeck in 1680 claimed Atlantis was a part of ancient Sweden; moreover, he suggested that the capital of Atlantis was…

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