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Union Address Is Explicitly Mandated Essay

… In the reality of 2014, it felt instead like a rhetorically constructed moment that the Congressional audience would not permit Obama to turn into a meme or hashtag. Since the discussion was framed by Obama in terms of overall congressional inaction, however, he was hardly playing to the audience in the room.

Health care, however, provided Obama with the most salient example of recalcitrance from the audience in the chamber. The Affordable Care Act began taking effect on January 1, and Obama restated its selling points: chiefly that anyone with a pre-existing condition can no longer be denied coverage, and that "if misfortune strikes you, you don't have to lose everything." He noted the number of Americans to whom health care coverage has now been…. [read more]


Impact Lisbon Treaty on EU Term Paper

… ¶ … Lisbon

The impact of Lisbon Treaty: Dealing with democratic deficit

The Reform Treaty or the Treaty of Lisbon, 2009, is an amending instrument for existing treaties, Treaty of European Union ("TEU) (also known as the Maastricht Treaty) and Treaty on Functioning of European Union ("TFEU") -- the Treaty of Rome- which form the bedrock of the European Community's administrative and legislative functions. The historical background for the need for this "reform" treaty was the failure of the treaty to establish a European Constitution which had been voted out by referenda in France and Netherlands. Nonetheless it was felt amongst member states that they needed a compact that would perhaps more suitably express their desire to form a closer and more perfect union. In…. [read more]


Human Machine Interface E-Iatrogenesis Capstone Project

… E-iatrogenesis: Human-Machine Interface

e-Iatrogenesis: Chapters 1 and 2

Rationale, Issues, and Hypothesis

Rationale for Topic Selection

With the publication of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) 2000 landmark report, to Err is Human, the public, their representatives, and the medical profession woke up to the fact that seeking medical care increases the risk of injury and death. At the time, best estimates suggested that between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans died each year from medical errors. These care-related mistakes are believed to cost the U.S. healthcare system about $2 billion each year. The prevalence of medication errors can vary greatly depending on the setting. For example, the medication error rate for hospitals was found to vary from about 0.3% overall to over 10% in a pediatric ICU…. [read more]


Pending Legislation Research Paper

… Adam Searing, a health policy expert at the N.C. Justice Center, an organization which actively advocates for the poor and opposes the Republican-driven legislation, has expressed his professional appraisal that low-income citizens who fail to meet the qualification standards for Medicaid coverage will be among those who are most negatively affected. According to Searing, this already vulnerable segment of the state's population "will continue to get expensive care in emergency rooms or limited care in overextended community health clinics (and) they will get half the care a person with insurance receives and get sicker and die earlier than those insured" (Frank, 2013). A consortium of Democratic lawmakers echo this sentiment in a letter sent to their colleagues across the aisle, asserting that "rejecting Medicaid expansion…. [read more]


Conduct a General Moral Analysis Within a Public Organization Term Paper

… Moral Analysis

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for regulating medical products and treatments, including the emerging area of biologics. This product category falls under the CBER (Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research) wing of the FDA. There are a number of different types of biologics, each one defined roughly as medical products derived by biological means, rather than chemical (drugs) or mechanical (medical products). Examples of biologics include vaccines, blood and blood components, allergenics, gene therapy, tissues and recombinant therapeutic proteins. The most important ethical dilemma with respect to biologics is with respect to the treatment of biosimilars.

Biosimilars are the biologic equivalent of generic drugs. To offset the high development cost of pharmaceuticals -- these costs typically run into the hundreds…. [read more]


Gay and Lesbian Torture in Iraq and the International Human Rights Violations Term Paper

… Torture and Abuse of Gays and Lesbians in U.S. Occupied Iraq

The United States has always presented itself as a model of fairness and equality. A champion of human rights around the world, the American government is a signatory to wide range of treaties that guarantee equal protection and treatment for persons of diverse races, religions, creeds, and ethnic groups. The American government condemns gender bias, age discrimination, and prejudice against the physically and mentally disabled. So, when George W. Bush's original justification for the invasion of Iraq i.e. "anticipatory self-defense" collapsed, the President quickly substituted the idea of human rights. Yet, the new Iraq that is emerging after five years of often bloody U.S. occupation can hardly be described as a humanitarian paradise. Numerous…. [read more]


Riordan Japan Lord's Payer Essay

… S. LOC, 2012). Interestingly, though unions have less direct influence in Japan, labor relations in that country are much closer to what unions in the United States typically push for.

Japanese culture has long placed an emphasis on authority and loyalty, and this has extended to the corporate and business world in no small measure. Though employment contracts are typically limited to one year, they are renewed each year and there is an informal understanding that employee loyalty to the company will be rewarded with ongoing employment -- loyalty from the employer, in other words (U.S. LOC, 2012; Sidorenko, 1999). Many of the social insurance and benefit programs that are matters of Japanese national policy did arise in the same period as labor unions came…. [read more]


Theology Missiology Term Paper

… Global Changes in the Missiology of the 20th Century

Item

A Paradigm Shift

The Early Church

The Modern Church

Correcting Edinburgh Explored

Formation of International Missionary Council (IMC)

Confusion Abounds

Response of Fundamentalist & Evangelical Movements

Problems Between and Among Evangelicals & Ecumenists

The Present View

GLOBAL CHANGES in the MISSIOLOGY of the 20TH CENTURY

The aim of this study is to examine the influential ideas that shaped mission thinking over the last century. This work will seek to point out to some theological differences and emphases represented by the various confessional groups such as evangelicals, ecumenical and Eastern Orthodox Church. At the same time it will seek to identify points of convergence in missionary thinking developed in the course of 20th Century that go…. [read more]


Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, and Proctors Employees Essay

… ¶ … Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, and Proctors Employees Under the NLRB?

Given the broad definition of "employee" found in the NLRA, one would have to conclude that the teaching assistants, research assistants, and proctors are all employees of Yellowstone University. At a public institution the NLRA would specifically not apply, but as a private institution Yellowstone is providing compensation to its graduate students for contributions made to the operation of the school at large. The additional tuition remissions given to the majority of graduate students is the only portion of this compensation that could reasonably be considered financial aid, and make it clear that the services provided by the graduate students are economically advantageous to the institution in and of themselves, regardless of the…. [read more]


Race and Reunion Term Paper

… .. [and] proposes to elevate the negro above the white race."

Could we call all three histories of the Civil War patriotic? No, we cannot, because "patriotism" is a "wholesome, constructive love of one's land and people" (Wilson, 1996), which is entirely "appropriate" and even necessary" for people who wish to preserve their freedom. But when people take patriotism to the extreme, it becomes "nationalism," which, Wilson explains in Society journal, is "the unhealthy love of one's government, accompanied by the aggressive desire to put down others."

And so, while reconciliation and emancipation were very patriotic visions for post-war America in the 19th Century, white supremacist thought was not at all patriotic in its vision. White supremacist ideas represented nationalism: an aggressive love of the…. [read more]


Living Constitutionalism as the Leader Term Paper

… This exceptionalism myth is entrenched in the hackneyed national ethos dubbed 'the American dream,' which highlights a set of ideals such as equal opportunities for success, prosperity, and upward social mobility

During the campaign trail ahead of the November 2012 presidential poll, President Barack Obama affirmed that while he believed in America as 'the indispensable nation' and the 'leader of the free world,' he did not think that it was any greater than, say, Vietnamese exceptionalism, British exceptionalism or any other country's brand of nationalistic and patriotic chest-thumping. Obama reiterated that greatness lies in humility and the desire to acknowledge other countries' integrity; as a leader of the free world, America should be humble and unpretentious

DISCUSSION

As stipulated in the American constitutional dispensation, the…. [read more]


Causes of War and the Conduct of Warfare Research Paper

… Clausewitz / Operation Barbarossa

Operation Barbarossa

No one starts a war -- or rather, no one in his senses ought to do so -- without first being clear in his mind what he intends to achieve by that war… (Clausewitz).

War is an act of violence intended to compel our enemy to fulfill our will, according to Carl von Clausewitz, and it is "not merely an act of policy but a true political instrument, a continuation of political intercourse, carried on with other means." Clausewitz's study Vorn Kriege (on War) (1976) established numerous maxims on war; however, the idea that war is a political instrument and is used to carry on "political intercourse" as well as Clausewitz's other theories on war illustrated in on War,…. [read more]


Current Recession Thesis

… Recession and African-Americans in the Metropolitan Area

THE RECESSION AND African-AmericanS

IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA

"Researchers use the scholarly literature in a study to present results of similar studies, to relate the present study to an ongoing dialogue in the literature and to provide a framework for comparing results of a study with other studies"

John W. Creswell (2008, p. 45).

Even though the "literature" the researcher utilizes in literature review constitutes any collection of materials relating to a topic; not automatically the world's great literary texts, as Literature Reviews (2007) asserts, for this study's literature review, the researcher, as John W. Creswell (2008) notes in his book, In Research Design, primarily utilizes the scholarly literature for this segment's framework.

Along with serving as the…. [read more]


Headless Chickens Describes an Organization Term Paper

… This 360 degree study can help track the evolution of the leadership styles. A few years later, Avolio and Bass (1991) introduced leadership theoretical models which included three styles of leadership.

Transformational leaders are those who guide followers in the direction of established goals by clarifying role and task requirements, yet leaving employees free to determine the details of how to achieve the tasks. They often are aware of personality traits, and blend their leadership directives with subtle motivational techniques. Transformational leaders are often charismatic and visionary, and can often inspire followers to transcend their own self-interest for the good of the organization.

Barling, Weber and Kelloway (1996) completed a field experiment with 20 managers trained in transformational leadership and compared them to untrained control…. [read more]


UAE Abuse the United Arab Emirates' Successes Research Proposal

… UAE Abuse

The United Arab Emirates' Successes and Failures in Resolving Domestic Disputes: An Evaluation of the Performance of the UAE's Social Support Centers

Domestic violence, defined as both physical and/or emotional abuse taking place in the home between members of the same domestic unit or family, remains a large problem throughout the world. It is difficult to determine the true rates of domestic violence and partner abuse that occur each year due to the fact that many lack access to any means of reporting such incidents, let lone to services that might assist them in overcoming this violence and leaving or changing the abusive relationship in such a way that the abuser is left without the power or ability to continue their abuse. When…. [read more]


Analzying Christianity and the Torah Dissertation

… Christianity and the Torah



History of Christianity



Basic concepts in Christian theology



History of the Torah



Christianity and the Torah



Torah observance at the Table 130



The Significance of the Torah to Christian in modern day 134



It is the Powerful Word of God 134



It Leads Christians to Jesus the Messiah 136



It Deals with the Questions of Life 139



What we Understand about The Law 141



Interpreting and Applying the Law 143



Suggested Christian approach towards the Torah 144



Identifying what the specific law…. [read more]


NAFTA Historical Beginning Term Paper

… 3. A panel of experts was utilized to handle disputes.

The creation of CUSTA sparked interest from Mexico. The free trading area or FTA spanned greater than 360 million people, and $6 trillion in annual output. NAFTA may also be considered a link to two of the largest trading partners to the U.S.: namely Mexico and Canada.

History Bibliography:

Mariama W. Williams, A Brief History of GATT and NAFTA; Women's Alternative Economic Network

Gary C. Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow and Diana Orejas, NAFTA AND THE ENVIRONMENT: LESSONS FOR TRADE POLICY, Institute for International Economics (2001)

Daryll E. Ray, Director, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center Melissa B. Cooney, NAFTA and the Small Mexican Farmer, Graduate Research Assistant University of Tennessee

US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce.

NAFTA Objectives…. [read more]


Retirement Portability Term Paper

… Retirement portability is a hot topic globally; as the economy forces job-hopping work life habits on more and more workers, it is necessary to be able to accrue funds for retirement; under traditional pension plans, retirement funding was lost when workers changed companies. The advent of the 402(k) changed that for companies that offered the plans; however, it also pushed more of the burden of retirement planning and preparation onto the wage earner. For low-wage earners, this was difficult because they often had nothing to put aside. The problem of portability is not unique to the United States, and it is likely there are lessons to be learned concerning achieving fairness, adequacy and efficiency in pensions, based on mandatory, universal, portable plans.

Introduction

Establish a…. [read more]


Securities Regulation Securities Regularizations Thesis

… To get a clearer idea, it becomes important to consider some of the institutes which form a part of these NPO's. These, therefore, includes, "Schools, Hospitals, Charitable Institutions, welfare societies, clubs, public libraries, resident welfare association, sports club, etc.." [footnoteRef:15] [15: ]

They are increasingly becoming alternatives to the provision of facilities and activities as the Government continues to fail in many sectors due to the growing economic pressures and the impact of recession. In such conditions, NPO's as appeared as platforms that can help in catering to the many needs of the individuals in the society, including food, Education, Housing, and it is the provision of these needs that become the main purpose of these Organizations and is their defining line, which helps them…. [read more]


Impact of the Epistle of Paul to Philemon on Slavery Dissertation

… ¶ … Epistle of Paul to Philemon on Slavery

This paper will be focused on the Impact of the Epistle of Paul to Philemon on Slavery. The paper will start off (chapter 1: introduction) with an overview of the historical context in which slavery has existed over the years in the world. The historical context will be taken from the Americas, the Roman Empire as well as the theological and religious content available. The purpose of the introduction being designed this way is to provide the reader with a general idea of how slavery was structured during the time Apostle Paul had written to Philemon. The second chapter will be the literature review where the first few pages will give more insight on slavery as…. [read more]


Clinton Cole v. Burns International Security Services Case Report Term Paper

… CLINTON COLE v. BURNS INTERNATIONAL SECURITY SERVICES Case Report

How did the Court apply Gilmer to determine the enforceability of this agreement?

The stated agreement points out employees' consented renunciation to take their employer to court, in front of jury, and in stead their agreement for all company related issues to be resolved by an arbitrary party. The precedent case of Gilmer vs. Interstate/Johnson Lane Corp. concluded that such an agreement is not enforceable in all cases, only in those that meet the established standards. "We read Gilmer as requiring the enforcement of arbitration agreements that do not undermine the relevant statutory scheme. The agreement in this case meets that standard." The required standard of an arbitration agreement is its validity in regard to the…. [read more]


Pedagogic Model: Teaching Technology in Special Education Dissertation

… " (Dougiamas, 1998) Such trivial constructivism, though, is the bedrock from which Glaserfelds more radical constructivism springs. He continues to state that because knowledge is constructed by the learner, and because no two learners are the same, knowledge itself is not absolute. There is a degree to which knowledge is an illusion, and every individual constructs their own conception of reality which (while susceptible to the demands of "real" or normal reality) does not necessarily align with the normal paradigm. Constructivism does embrace this relativistic and existential approach to reality, but it also holds as a primary value the idea of constraint which enables the thinkers to participate in social interaction and mainstream reality. (Glasersfeld)



One interesting area of constructionist theory is…. [read more]


English Creative Writing in Singapore Dissertation

… Creative Writing in English: Singapore



Singapore



Singapore is a country in which the learning of the English language has become vitally important. For many students, the learning of the English Language is dependent upon the development of creative writing skills. Creative writing is used as a learning tool because it permits students to write in a manner that allows them to feel comfortable as they become more proficient in using the English language. Creative writing is utilized as a mechanism that allows students to expand their vocabulary and improve comprehension skills. In recent years creative writing in the English language for junior college students and into adult working life in Singapore has been encouraged. The goal of the study…. [read more]


Role of Land Settlement Cooperative in the Kingdom of Thailand and Its Business Performance Term Paper

… Role of Land Settlement Cooperative in the Kingdom of Thailand and Its Business Performance

Prior to the Cooperative Crisis

Agriculture is a mark of civilization for the mankind.

It is beyond economy.

It is a part of our society, and a part of our culture." (Kittiampon)

Interview: Thailand...," 2000)

Cooperative Contentions

This researcher contends that in Thailand, an agricultural cooperative's business duties, when dealing with farmers may be divided into two primary scopes:

The first "scope" consists of the original idea founding the agricultural cooperative, focusing on money, in the realms of either savings or loans.

Another "scope," marketing needs to cover the dual aspects of marketing agricultural products, such as providing pertinent agricultural input to members and gathering members' products to resell.

The primary…. [read more]


Delphi Study: Influence of Environmental Literature Review

… Green IT and energy costs

Although IT devices consume energy, you can use them to control energy, particularly electricity consumption.

You can use IT systems to take care of building management. For example, using movement sensors, thermostats can be adjusted, lights switched on and off, and computers switched off out of hours and reawakened for software upgrades.

One of the biggest challenges in reducing electricity consumption is ensuring that electricity users can monitor their own consumption. What gets measured gets managed -- once people are aware of their consumption, they can go about reducing it. This isn't yet common practice, even in data centers. But, with new smart metering technologies, organizations could monitor the electricity usage of individual departments. Departments could be charged for usage,…. [read more]


1950s, Attempts to Integrate Fundamental Term Paper

… One year later in 1970, the ECJ quickly elaborated and expanded upon its Stauder decision in the case Internationale Handelsgesellschafi. In this case, a German court ruled that EU regulations breached the German constitution. The importance of the ECJ's decision was that though EU regulations and law could not remain consistent and in-line with member-state constitutions, it held that fundamental rights form an "integral part of general principles of . . . [EU] law." Further, the ECJ held that if a member-state's constitution or law flowing from the same is inconsistent with or violates an EU fundamental right, then the violation could provide the foundation for a successful challenge to a member-state's law. With this decision, the European high-court had effectually created a doctrine whereby…. [read more]


Women and Gender Bias Thesis

… Women and Gender Bias

The purpose of the present paper is to discuss the implications of gender bias and the consequences of Affirmative Action. To be more specific, we will describe the effects which Affirmative action has on women and the principles for moving towards the equality of men.

Right from the beginning we could ask ourselves, taking into consideration the implications of Affirmative Action, the main principle under analysis, whether there is a clear understanding of it, as far as the roles and goals of women are concerned. Trying to answer this question will represent an important part of the paper.

Next, the Affirmative Action programs will be taken into consideration- with both their strengths and weaknesses, pros and cons. The third part of…. [read more]


Managing All Stakeholders Term Paper

… "The absorption of one company by another," Black's adds, "[with] the former losing its legal identity, and latter retaining its own name and identity and acquiring assets, liabilities, franchises, and powers of former, and absorbed company ceasing to exist as separate business entity" (p. 988).

In other cases, mergers and takeovers have appeared to be the result of opportunists looking for the quick profit; however, the consolidation of the highly complementary assets and resources of both of these giants will create some clear advantages for everyone concerned. Nevertheless, just as bigger may not mean better, merger may not mean advantage. In his chapter, "Technology Strategy: Collaborative Mode, V.K. Narayanan says that from a strategic viewpoint, collaborative mode is undertaken by firms when the economics of…. [read more]


War in Afghanistan Research Paper

… War in Afghanistan

Following the unprecedented 9 / 11 terrorist attacks on American soil, an atmosphere of fear and hysteria swept through the world. U.S. reprisal came in the form of fully blown war against terrorism as they assured the world that America would use all resources at its disposal to wage war on terror. Even as the demise of Osama bin Laden marked an important milestone in the U.S.-led war on terror, it appears as though U.S. Middle East foreign policy is going to take yet another tactical turn. After scaling down operations in Iraq in the first term, the Obama administration is at least rhetorically signaling that they will remove combat troops in 2014. By just about every measure, Afghanistan is still smoldering…. [read more]


UN Peacekeeping Limitations After Five Decades Thesis

… UN Peacekeeping Limitations

After five decades of international conflict, waged between the imperial champion of the communist ideology and the frontrunner for western democracy, the latter prevailed in the peaceful revolution of 1989. With the reunification of Germany, and two years later, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Cold War had ended with little immediately apparent violence or resistance. And from the perspective that the invasive and draconian presence of Soviet supported regimes had fallen in Hungary, Romania, Czechloslovakia and Poland, the end of the Cold War certainly appeared to light the way toward the pervasion of civil liberty, capitalist evolution and democratic policy representation.

In the midst of this deservedly optimistic atmosphere, however, loomed a large range of challenges which would obstruct any…. [read more]

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