President Barack Obama is the 44th president of the United states twice elected. His family is composed of his father who is from Kenya and his mother who is from Kansas. He was raised by his grandfather and grandmother. He made his way through college with scholarships and student loans. He then moved to Chicago where he worked with the churches there to help rebuild the communities that were ruined by the steel plant closing. ("President Barack Obama."The White House. The White House, n.d. Web) He attended law school and became the first African American to be the president of the Harvard Law Review. After he lead a voter registration dive, went back to Chicago and taught constitutional law and stayed active in his community. He passed the first major ethics reform in 25 years, cut takes for working families, and expanded healthcare for children and their parents. As a United States Senator, he passed a groundbreaking lobbying reform, locking up the world's most dangerous weapons, and brought clarity to government by putting federal spending online. He was then elected as the 44th president of the united states on November 4, 2008 and was sworn in on January 20, 2009. ("President Barack Obama."The White House. The White House, n.d. Web)
In his first term, the president passed the landmark Affordable Care Act, helping to put quality healthcare within reach for more Americans. He ended the war in Iraq and is working to end the war in Afghanistan, passed the historic Wall Street reform to make sure taxpayers never had to bail out big banks, and cut taxes for every American worker. The President believes an economy that's built to last starts with a strong and growing middle class that’s why he has a plan to create jobs and restore economic security to working families. He’s been driven by the basic values that make our country great. ("About Barack Obama."Organizing for Action. N.p., n.d. Web. Mar. 2014) In this first term he had also Issued a executive order regarding the closing of Guantanamo Bay, torture and creating a review of detention facilities and of individual cases. Not only those but some other things he did was signing the health care reform bill into law as well as signing the Wall Street reform bill into law.
On May 1, 2011 In a televised press conference, Obama announced to the world that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been killed in a raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan. This all started when in 2007 U.S intelligence uncovered the name of Bin Ladens most trusted couriers About 2009 the intelligence sources find the area of Pakistan where the courier and his brother lived. U.S. intelligence sources identifies the Abbottabad compound as the home of the courier and his brother. The men have no reason to own and live in a $1 million home. The CIA then informs President Barack Obama that bin Laden may be living in the Abbottabad compound. They based this on the size and price tag of the compound as well as the elaborate security. On March 14, 2011 Obama chairs the first of five National Security Council meetings to discuss a operation to raid bin Ladens compound and killing or capturing bin Laden. March 29, 2011 the second meeting occurred, April 12th and 19th held the third and fourth meeting then the 5th on April 28, 2011. At 8:20am EDT, President Obama gives the order to raid bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. Late in the evening of May 1, President Obama addresses the nation and announces that Osama bin Laden has been killed, calling it "the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al Qaeda." In the early morning hours (approximately mid-afternoon on May 1st in the United States), a group of 25 Navy Seals raid the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. They arrived outside the compound in two Black Hawk helicopters. The operation takes 40 minutes total. ("Death of Osama Bin Laden Fast Facts."CNN. Cable News Network, 01 Jan. 1970....
...“golden candlesticks” represents Parris’ own greed and by extension the corrupted power of the theocracy of Salem. There are continuous references to light and dark within Miller’s play and Hytner draws attention to this particularly when Parris stands in the pulpit announcing excommunication and then turns and smothers the candle light between his fingers. This action although simple has a destructive element as instead of blowing out the light he smothers it viciously, causing the audience to feel a sense of foreboding for what is to come. Finally, Miller’s dialogue is possibly the most important part of the play captured fairly accurately by Hytner. The symbolism of a person’s name is integral to conveying Miller’s idea of the value of a good reputation within the community. When Parris queries Abigail about her affair with Proctor he says, “your name in the village is entirely white, is it not?” to which she replies, “there be no blush about my name, sir.” Abigail’s defensive attitude not only indicates she is lying, but also presents the idea of her innocence being tainted, which is emulated well in the film. Cinematically Hytner uses camera angles at the crucial moment when Proctor is signing his own confession, swapping from a camera angle looking up at his face and his view looking down writing his name. The use of silence here rather than meaningful non-diegetic sound helps to emphasise that this sort of thing actually happened across America during...
...Running head: NAFTA
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
ECO305-0803B-14 Global Managerial Economics
Instructor: Professor Ray Bell
In 1994, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was born. Between Mexico and the United States, NAFTA began by eliminating all non-tariff restrictions to agricultural trade. A phased approach was established to create a smooth transition to free trade with Mexico. Economically the impact on Mexico has been significant. Trade between United States and Mexico has grown 300% from calendar 1993 to calendar 2002. However, there are skeptics. Mexico’s strong growth in exports under NAFTA has not translated into strong economic and social progress. The environmental impact of NAFTA on Mexico continues to be an issue. The area known as the Maquilador, is labeled as an environmental and health disaster. The Maquiladora has grown steadily since NAFTA took effect. Underemployment and work in jobs that are low paying and low-productivity has increased significantly since the early 1990s. While it is true that in order for an under developed country to move more rapidly into an effective exporter of domestic product a free trade system with developed neighboring countries is a huge boon, the growing pains associated with the leveling of the playing fields are evidient.
In 1994, Mexico, Canada, and the United States entered into one of the worlds largest free trade regions called...
...THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND
THE UGLY OF TECHNOLOGY
Presentation Rough Draft
Great family time!
As the technology progresses we become more connected virtually and less connected
as a human race. It's sad to see how we communicate, less face to face and more screen
We are now too dependent on our mobile devices to the point where we drop everything
to reply to a text or email. This picture just shows how the baby caregiver is not
engaged at all with them because of her mobile device.
Faster deliver of content
Connection to the world
Easy access to shopping and
Good learning tools for children
Navigation of the roads
Less connected in person
Content you put on the internet is
forever and could be damaging
People don’t know when to leave
work at work and unconnected
when they are home
Distracting on the road
Mobile devices and
and driving are
Minimum amount of
time your attention is
taken away from the
road when you are
texting is 5 seconds, the
equivalent of driving a
23% of car accidents
involve cell phones that
...Globalization: The Good, Bad and the Ugly
Submitted By: Group 6
G11003, G11024, G11044, G11055
Batch: GMP 2011-12
As we know from the simple principle of microeconomics that” people face trade off”. We are better off when we trade off. People have to give up something which they have to get something which they do not have. What globalization has done to the human kind is beyond imagination. We have the access to resources which one could not even think of before globalization. There are five factors of production, land, labor, capital and organization. These are the resources which are leveraged to optimize the production of goods and services. After globalization market has become free and every country has access to each others’ resources. There are two things which work, one the country is benefitting because of export and the country is able to generate goods, services and employment by exploiting other country’s resources. So both of them are complementing each other and participating in mutual development. If you look at the tag on your shirt, chances are you would see that it was made in a country other than the one resides. What's more, before it reached your wardrobe, this shirt could have very well been made with Chinese cotton sewed by Thai hands, shipped across the Pacific on a French freighter crewed by Spaniards to a Los Angeles harbor. This international...
...Abortion: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Abortion is a very common topic nowadays in society. Most everyone knows what abortion is, and knows someone who may have thought about having it done or actually ended up having an abortion. It is more common among the young kids in the United States. Abortion is defined as from Guttmacher Institute, “the removal of an embryo, or of a fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy” which in many of the cases the pregnancy is an unplanned pregnancy. Some people say abortion should be illegal and that abortion should be considered murder because it is killing an innocent child even before they get any chance of living. Others say it is a very necessary procedure to do because well, accidents do happen.
Some people believe so strongly that abortion is murder, they are sometimes considered extremists. In some cases those certain people have killed doctors, who prescribe pills to end pregnancy, and also make procedures to end females pregnancies have even been killed just for the sole fact of their work. In 1993 Emily Bazelon of the New York Times explained how on one sunny clear day in March a man by the name of Randall Terry was extremely opposed to abortion. Terry even had gone to the extent to say “We’ve found the weak link is the doctor. We’re going to expose them. We’re going to humiliate them,” he had the idea that its all the doctors fault for abortion, so if people would...
THE GOOD THE BAD and THE UGLY
Released in December 1966 and directed by Sergio Leone this film tells the story of
three men who pursue, often at the expense of others, information about the location of
a buried treasure of coins. The first character introduced in the movie is Tuco Benedicto
Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez theUgly called Tuco - Eli Wallach, who has a bounty on
his head for numerous crimes. Tuco has a partnership with Blondie The Good, played
by Clint Eastwood in which the latter turns him in for the reward money which the two
then split after Blondie saves Tuco from hanging at the last moment. Meanwhile, a third
character called Angel Eyes Lee Van Cleef, playing the Bad has learned of a hidden
trunk of gold owned by a Confederate soldier named Bill Carson. He sets off to find the
gold. At 2:53 The introduction; the main characters thus far, the bandits are introduced
to us. The director keeps the camera just on their faces for the solid 2:53 seconds. From
their expressions we the audience get the emotion of exhaustion, hurt, determination,
and focus. During this 2:53 seconds all that the main charecters thus far, the bounty
hunters are doing is walking to the saloon. and walking, and walking some more.
Personally I feel...
...relationships an athlete has with their teammates and coaches. As an athlete they spend a great amount of time with their teammate. Spending all this time together could cause tension between teammates, with tension between them it could cause problems on the court and in the way they play. Tension between people can also ruin friendships. The relationship an athlete has with the coaches could also be in danger. A player may be concerned about playing time they are getting and confront the coach which could make the situation worse. A few people may talk to the coaches about how they don’t like the style of coaching that could cause less playing time for those individuals. Personality conflicts between the coaches and players could also result in a bad relationship between them.
Stress plays a large roll in an athlete’s life. Someone who is trying to be recruited by a college has to do their best at impressing the recruiters and the college. They stress about academics and managing their time, if their grades are too low they cannot play. Setting goals for oneself in athletics can stress an athlete out trying to reach them. Stress can cause eating disorders. Athletes believe there is a certain way they should look and they worry about doing what ever they could to maintain that look. If an athlete is told that they are too big and need to lose weight they will resort to eating disorders to lose they amount of weight they need to lose. When an athlete turns...
...What exactly is the "Internet"? Imagine millions of computers all around the world linked together and exchanging information. The Internet is a global network made up of thousands of smaller networks. The Internet is like a huge town. If you wanted to send or receive mail you have an electronic post office. There are also libraries you can use any time you want, with millions of books and magazines and newspapers. Chat rooms are like the schoolyard or lunchroom except you can talk to people anytime you want. And on the World Wide Web, you can play games and listen to music (What is the Internet?).
There are lots of good reasons to use the Internet. You can explore ways to learn and have fun. You can play games with other people anywhere in the world and find out interesting things you never knew before. The Internet allows you to access information anytime, anywhere. You can help plan your family vacation, do research for school projects, and read about your favorite movie star. You can exchange documents, pictures, music, video clips, and even software. You can listen to radio stations from around the world and send family photos. With the Internet you have instant communication with people all over the world. You can keep in touch with your friends and meet new ones, and get experts to answer your questions.
But of course the Internet isn't perfect. It sounds like a dream come true but there are many drawbacks in Internet use. Esther Dyson explains, "At...