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Abortion

Abortion

?Abortion stops a beating heart??

vs.

?Western philosophy?s idea of the autonomous self: the pregnant woman is in fact both a person in her body and a vessel. Rather than seeing both beings as alive and interdependent?seeing life within life?and acknowledging that sometimes, nonetheless, the woman must choose her life over the fetus?s??.

Few issues have fostered such controversy as the topic of abortion. The participants in the abortion debate not only have firmly-fixed beliefs, but each group has a self-designated appellation that clearly reflects what they believe to be the essential issues. On one side, the pro-choice supporters see individual choice as central to the debate: If a woman cannot choose to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, a condition which affects her body and possibly her entire life, then she has lost one of her most basic human rights. These proponents of abortion believe that while a fetus is a potential life, its life cannot be placed on the same level with that of a woman. On the other side, the pro-life opponents of abortion argue that the fetus is human and therefore given the same human rights as the mother. Stated simply, they believe that

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Unplugging The Offensive

Unplugging The Offensive

Unplugging the Offensive
Following the terrorist attacks on September, 11 2001, music radio suffered changes like many other aspects of life in America. Program directors at radio stations began to question the choice of songs due to their suggestive lyrics or titles. Any song that had to do with tragedy or misfortunes came under scrutiny. Clear Channel, the largest owner of radio stations, which owns ten percent of all stations in the United States, began circulating a list of 150 songs with questionable lyrics; as a result, Clear Channel attempted to decide what would be appropriate for Americans to listen to on the radio (Corporate 3).
Clear Channel is a media conglomerate which owns and controls many aspects of what you see and hear in the music world today. They operate in 65 countries, owning 1,376 radio stations, 700,000 forms of outdoor advertising, and venue promoter for hundreds of concerts every year (Corporate 1). There goal in creating the list was to sanitized American radio from offensive material. The idea to come up with a list was Clear Channel programmer Jack Evans. This list could have been created for Clear Channel to

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Portugal

Portugal

The population of Portugal is 10.4 million (1990 estimates). Including the Azores and the Madeira Islands. Lisbon, the capital, has 830,000 in its metropolitan area. In addition, there are 2 million Portuguese residing abroad, as emigrants or as temporary workers. Portugal strives to retain ties with Portuguese communities abroad and to protect its workers.
Most Portuguese are Roman Catholic (97%). Freedom of religion is guaranteed in the constitution.
Throughout history, Portugals coastline was populated by various cultures. Ancient Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Greeks preceded the Romans, who conquered the area in 27 B.C. Subsequently, the Visigoths and the Moors governed until the twelfth century. In 1140, Portugal became an independent nation under King Alfonso Henriques. During the 14th and 15th centuries, Portuguese explorers immensely expanded its empire. Both Spain and France ruled Portugal temporarily before the republic of Portugal was established in 1910.
From 1974-1976 Portugal underwent a nearly bloodless transition from authoritarian government to constitutional democracy. Today, Portugal is a multi-party parliamentary democracy.
The parliament is known as the Assembly of the Republic. It is unicameral and its members are elected by direct universal suffrage. Deputies serve for four years.
The 1976 Constitution was revised in 1982 and

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Heroes

Heroes

Heroes
In this modern world there is not an absence of heroes. There are heroes in our every day society, our community and even in our homes. The problem is that we fail to acknowledge these heroes.
In our every day society there are people that protect others. Until now we embrace these heroes because of the September eleventh tragedy. I am referring to the firemen, police officers, and paramedics. We have gotten to the point in which we realized how precious these men and women are to us. They risk there lives trying to help people in distress. Day after day, they put there life on the line for our everyday citizens.
There are also heroes in our community. A great number of people help serve our community. There are volunteers that are involved in programs such as the neighborhood watch program. They try to make our community much safer for the children. There are also groups that serve the community like the Victory Outreach, Boys home, Boy/Girls Scouts. There are shelters that help homeless people by giving them food and a place to sleep. The biggest heroes that I can think of, in our

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Response To Wagner

Response To Wagner

A while back, when first dealing with the subject of music in Nazi Germany, someone raised the point that Wagner would have made a great Nazi. I questioned this statement, since I always believed artists contain an aura of humanity about them, which places them above the petty differences and ideologies of the rest of the world. As an artist, I hoped that Wagner might realize his humanity, and object to the treatment of Jewish peoples during World War II (based on the juxtaposition of Wagner in World War II Nazi Germany). Thankfully, this reading corrected my flawed assumption.
During this period in history, no Jewish state existed for people of Hebrew descent. Dishearteningly, Wagner did a good job of hammering this point home within the framework of this article. Examining the second paragraph proves this point: ?The Jew speaks the language of the nation in whose midst he dwells from generation to generation, but he speaks it always as an alien.? According to Wagner, the Jew has

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Pope John XXIII

Pope John XXIII

Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli
or
Pope John XXIII

Was born in 1881, the third of thirteen children in a peasant family in Sotto il Monte, near Bergamo. yet due to his intelligence he was able to get out .He was sponsored for an education at the Bergamo seminary, which carried out a severe religious training. When Roncalli was ordained, in 1904, the Church was fearful and inward looking. In 1871, with the loss of the Papal States to the modern nation of Italy and the restriction of Vatican sovereignty to its current borders, Pope Pius IX was very concerned and in this state of mind, he had forbidden Italys Catholics from taking any part in national politics. Roncallis first assignment as a priest was as secretary to the new Bishop of Bergamo, Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi. Bishop Radini-Tedeschi was a reformer who sought to re-involve the Church in the world. In August of 1915 it was discovered that Radini-Tedeschi had cancer. Pope Pius XII died on October 9, 1958, and the conclave began two

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Abortion

Abortion

It is nearly impossible to find someone who does not have an opinion on the issue of abortion, and usually his or her opinion is very strong. When people debate on the issue of abortion they become frustrated, and tend to become even more committed to their position, of pro-life or pro-choice. Both sides of the issue make good cases; an unwanted child is a horrible thing and yet the thought of terminating something that, if left to nature, would become a person is a thought not even the hardest heart could bear to think about. So where is the argument Those who are pro-choice say that the decision of aborting an unwanted child should be left to the mother; otherwise it is an infringement of her rights. On the other hand, pro-lifers would say that abortion is murder of an unborn child and that it is infringing upon the rights of that child. Still, if one studied all aspects of abortion, such as the history of abortion in the United States, the way a fetus develops, how ab!
ortion affects the mother, religion, and laws dealing with abortion, he or she would find that, in

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Mozart Life

Mozart Life

Outline
I. Biographical Info
A. Early Childhood
B. Teenage Years
C. Main Career
D. Late Career
II. Affects and Influences of Character
A. Influences on Other Composers
B. Personality Issues
C. Relationships
D. Music To Boost Brain Power
E. Study of Rats and Mozart
F. Ending Conclusion
III. Assessment and Evaluation
A. Greatness of a Man
B. His Ideals
C. Mozart and Saleiri
D. The Legacy Lives On.

Chapter I
Mozart?s Prodigious Life
Without a doubt, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, was probably the greatest genius in Western musical history His father was a noted composer, pedagogue and author of a famous treatise on violin playing. Together with his sister Nannerl, Wolfgang received very intense training that by the age of six, he was a budding composer and accomplished musician. In 1762, his father presented his son as a performer to the imperial court in Vienna, and from 1763 to 1766, he took both children on a musical tour across Europe ( Crane Arizona Opera ). Wolfgang became the most celebrated child prodigy of his time as a keyboard performer with a great impression too, as a composer and improviser. Wolfgang adapted quickly to the high lifestyle through engagements with

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Abortion

Abortion

Life is a priceless thing that can never be replaced. Every living thing that is on the Earth is here for a purpose. So it is very horrendous when a child who is just beginning his or her life is brutally murdered by the act of abortion. This child is affected the most by abortion because he or she will never have the opportunity to experience the happiness of life. The act of abortion is morally, scientifically, and legally wrong.
Abortion is an immoral act that should never be performed. Our society?s beliefs are ruled by moral acts. So an abortion contradicts this belief. Life is precious and should be protected by everybody in this society. Many religions also believe that abortion is wrong because it is the intended killing of a live, human being. The morals and beliefs of many people are affected by their religion and many religions believe that it is immoral and against their beliefs to kill an innocent, harmless infant.
Scientifically, abortions is against all of its standards. Scientific studies have shown us that a fetus is full of human life at the time of

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Psychology

Psychology

This article is about the effects of gender and music video imagery on sexual attitudes. Basically it is about how people view the videos and try to relate it to real life. A group of 44 U.S. college students were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups that viewed either a video portraying stereotyped sexual imagery or a video that excluded all sexual images(Kalof 1).
These 44 people met for a 1 hour session to participate in a music evaluation experiment(Kalof 2). When they arrived they were greated and assigned to 1 of 2 groups. One of the groups would view a sexually stereotyped video while the other group would watch a video that excluded all gender and sexual stereotypes. The idea behind watching the different videos is to distinguish whether or not the music videos have an

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