Slippery Slope
Many individuals come victim to a specific action or favor for another for personal gain or to be ahead of the game (cheat). Unfortunately Politicians and Law Enforcement are not exempt from the list. Slippery slope is defined as a process or series of events that is hard to stop or control once it has begun and that usually leads to worse or more difficult things or outcomes (Merriam-Webster dictionary, 2014). Police work in itself, especially undercover work basically puts an officer in the position to make tough decisions. An officer may have to pretend to be connected with a drug king which entails dealing drugs and money to other drug kings and users (Police Crime News, 2014). It also entails the dealing of “loose” money which becomes very tempting to an officer and rides that line of a slippery slope.

Police are constantly put in a situation that will most likely ride the line of the slippery slope. For example: The movies are somewhat true in the fact that police lie to hostages and kidnappers in order to save the victims, one may say a white lie to the media in order to get some relief from the media, while interrogating or interviewing Police are trained to lie in order to get information, Police try to avoid nonsense calls like the neighbor is being loud or the dog wont stop barking etc., Police even manipulate the work system by trading and/or selling days off and even most requested work orders, Police may try to manuever oneself in a position to make an extra $5000 a year more, Police invade privacy on a regular basis with hidden cameras and recording devices to solve a case, and last but certainly not least, Police involved in a drug sting operation actually make a product and set up citizens to buy the product, then arrest the citizen; I find something morally and ethically wrong with that set-up (Police Crime News, 2014). Society-at-Large Hypothes

...A SlipperySlope
Al Watts, inTEgro, Inc.
www.integro-inc.com
I had the pleasure of lunch recently with the former VP of Sales for a $16 million technology company and published author who shares my passion for “transforming business as usual into business at its best.” Mark Faris freely shares another distinguishing credential: he is a convicted felon for fraud and money laundering that led to three years of hard time away from home and family. Mark’s experience was clearly a significant defining moment of his life and career; his passionate purpose today is transforming individuals and organizations to be more honest, accountable and ethical by communicating the importance of morals, principles, and values. I was anxious to talk with him about his journey and perspective on business ethics.
Here are some take-aways from my conversation with Mark:
Too many of us grow up and go to work with a sense of entitlement: entitlement to a big job, big house, big cars and safety nets – that we’re somehow owed, or deserve a comfortable, luxurious lifestyle. For those who attain that, some are desperate and will do anything to keep it so.
For many leaders, it’s about them: “How can I get ahead / win / succeed / look good? How can I get more recognition, pay and perks? They’ve lost track of Robert Greenleaf’s admonition that “leaders are servant first” – to teach, guide and develop people so they can accomplish a worthwhile purpose...

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How Slippery is the Slope?
“There is no ‘slipperyslope’ toward loss of liberties, only a long staircase where each step downward must first be tolerated by the American people and their leaders.” Alan K. Simpson. The essay, Chapter 6: The SlipperySlope, is a break down on how ineffective and illogical the slipperyslope fallacy is in an argument against gay marriage. Initially it presents the counter which is the slipperyslope essay, and then it breaks it down by four categories being; (1) slipping to absurdity, (2) slipping the other way, (3) slipperyslopes in general, (4) concept of choice. Within this essay it undoubtedly does a good job of disproving this counter argument through the authors ability to use pathos, logos, and ethos in a coherent and commendable way.
The first category discusses how absurd it is to assume that if gay marriage was legalized then eventually polygamy, incestuous, and even pedophiliac marriages would all have to be legalized. In the second category it is a reminder that the slopes can slip in more direction, so their theory could back fire and the slope could slip into more support for not only the LGBT community, but also for those who are mentally handicapped and those with sexually transmitted diseases. As the third category states...

...For the Running Header: THE SLIPPERYSLOPE TO CORRUPTION
The SlipperySlope to Corruption and the Public Corruption of Police Officers
Ricky A Price, Col. U.S.A.F. (Ret)
Kaplan University Online
CJ340-02: Applied Criminal Justice Ethics
Professor Kevin Stoehr
10 July 2012
The law enforcement agent, that represents government, bears the heavy responsibility of maintaining, in his own conduct and the honor and integrity of all government institutions. He, consequently, shall guard against placing himself in a position in which any person can expect special consideration or in which the public can reasonably assume that this special consideration is being given. Accordingly, he should be firm in refusing any type of gifts, favors, or gratuities, large or small, which can, in the public mind, be interpreted as being capable of influencing his judgment in the discharge of his duties.
The issue of police acceptance of gratuities has long been a source of controversy. Many writers on police corruption see the acceptance of even the smallest gift or benefit as the beginning of the end of an honest officer's career. Others suggest that the acceptance of gratuities does little harm, and that there may in fact be positive benefits in the practice, not just for the officer involved, but for society as a whole (Delattre, 2009). In this paper I look at the practice of accepting gratuities in order to draw attention to...

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SlipperySlope Argument
Phil 103
19 April 2006
When one argues against an idea or action, one form often used is called the slipperyslope argument. In a slipperyslope argument, one takes a consequentialist view on the action in question, then extrapolates the further outcome sometimes based on evidence, sometimes not. For example, I might argue that my teacher should not eat chocolate ice cream, because of two reasons: Eating chocolate ice cream stimulates pleasure centers in the brain, and eating chocolate ice cream causes weight gain. Stimulating pleasure centers in the brain can easily become an addiction. The conclusion I reach is that if my teacher became addicted to chocolate ice cream it would only be a matter of time before he could not teach me, since he would be trapped in his bedroom, grossly overweight, watching Oprah and eating pint after pint of Ben & Jerry’s.
It is easy to see that while the two initial reasons are valid, the predicted outcome has no data to support it. Sometimes slipperyslope arguments are very valid, and point to logical outcomes, and other times they manipulate the argument and point to groundless doom.
Peggy Noonan presents us a slipperyslope argument in relation to the case of Terry Schiavo. Noonan state that
"When a society comes to believe that human life is not...

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TERTIARY
COMPUTER MODELING OF SLOPE STABILITY IN MINING THE TAR SAND OF DAHOMEY BASIN, SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA
David Afolayan ALAO and Mopa BASSAGI DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN P.M.B. 1515, ILORIN, KWARA STATE, NIGERIA
Abstract The need to have stable slopes in open pit mining of the tar sand deposit of the Dahomey Basin, Southwestern Nigeria is emphasized in this study. In the Loda village, Southwestern Nigeria, samples of the lateritic soil and alluvial sand which overlie the tar sand occurrence were subjected to geotechnical tests. Computer simulation of bench face angles was carried out using the SLOPE/W software to determine the bench face angle(s) with the least susceptibility to failure. Slope failure might lead to loss of lives and valuable heavy equipment thus increasing overall expense of running the mine. Geotechnical tests carried out helped to determine the unit weight (g), cohesion (c) and angle of o friction (f) values. For the lateritic soil, g = 25 kN/m3, c = 45 kPa and f = 41 . Also, values of g = 18 3 o kN/m , c = 0 kPa and f = 34 were obtained for the alluvial sand. These values were inputted into the software program to simulate different bench face angles that could be cut into the two lithologic o o units. Factor of safety values were obtained for 10 to 90 bench face angles at 1 metre, 4 metres and greater than 40 metres ground...

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y=10 (0,10)
The Slope-Intercept Method:
- The Slope-Intercept form of a line is y=mx+b, where b is the y-intercept ( a point ) and m is
the slope.
- Slope is a quotient of two numbers.
∆=“delta”(change)
Slope Definition:
m= Rise
––––
Run
∆y
y 2 - y1
––– = –––––––
∆x
x 2 - x1
1- Solve for y to put the equation in slope intercept form.
2- Plot the y-intercept.
3- Using theslope as a fraction, rise y and run x to get second point.
4- Graph the line.
Ex:
2x+3y=12
-2x
-2x
–––––––––
3y=-2x+12
–– ––––
3
3
y= -2/3x+4
m= -2/3 b= 4
Horizontal and Vertical Lines:
- A Horizontal Line has the form y=#. (In an equation of a horizontal line, there is no x)
- The slope of a horizontal line is 0. Picture:
(can walk on the line)
- A Vertical Line has the form x=#. (In an equation of a vertical line, there is no y.)
- The slope of a vertical line is undefined. Picture:
(falls off line)
- (*y-intercept = none parallel to y-axis unless x=0)
1- If y is the only variable, solve for y.
2- Draw a horizontal line that crosses the y-axis at what y equals.
OR
1- If x is the only variable, solve for x.
2- Draw a vertical line that crosses the x-axis at what x equals.
Ex:
Graph y=-3 and 2x-1=3
(Horizontal ^)
+1 +1
2x=4
–– ––
2 2
x=2
(Vertical ^)
Extra:
Point Slope Formula: y-y1=m(x-x1)...

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Slope
Gaby Ruiz
Table of Contents
I. Introduction – Big Idea
II. Clinical interview 2 analysis
III. Rationale for your instructional design:
IV. Part 1 – Pre-Assessment
Sub-Part 1 – Quantitative Analysis of Pre-Assessments
Sub-Part 2 – Qualitative Analysis of Pre-Assessments
V. Forming Our Lesson
VI. The Lesson
VII. Post-assessment analysis
Sub-Part 1 – Quantitative Analysis of Post Assessments
Sub-Part 2 – Qualitative Analysis of Post Assessments
VIII. Conclusion
IX. References
X. Appendix A: Lesson Plan
XI. Appendix B: Grading Rubric for both pre-test and post-test
XII. Appendix C: Clinical interview Transcripts
Introduction
How do we know if the students learn from the lesson? How do we know if the student has background knowledge for the lesson thought? This paper was design in order to show how successful your lecture is. The pre-assessment helps you design the lecture and shows the background knowledge of your students. Once you get your results, you will see where the students need more help. The big idea of my team was the slope of a line. We see that the slope of a line is involved with a lot of things in our world. Our classmates will discover how to calculate equations that are involved with the slope in a fun easy way. Some of our classmates are not math majors. They seem to have trouble to calculate their slope but maybe the statement is wrong. We gave two interviews to non-math...

...Slope deflection method
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The slope deflection method is a structural analysis method for beams and frames introduced in 1914 by George A. Maney.[1] The slope deflection method was widely used for more than a decade until the moment distribution method was developed.
Contents
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1 Introduction
2 Slope deflection equations
2.1 Derivation of slope deflection equations
3 Equilibrium conditions
3.1 Joint equilibrium
3.2 Shear equilibrium
4 Example
4.1 Degrees of freedom
4.2 Fixed end moments
4.3 Slope deflection equations
4.4 Joint equilibrium equations
4.5 Rotation angles
4.6 Member end moments
5 See also
6 Notes
7 References
Introduction[edit]
By forming slope deflection equations and applying joint and shear equilibrium conditions, the rotation angles (or the slope angles) are calculated. Substituting them back into the slope deflection equations, member end moments are readily determined.
Slope deflection equations[edit]
The slope deflection equations can also be written using the stiffness factor and the chord rotation :
Derivation of slope deflection equations[edit]
When a simple beam of length and flexural rigidity is loaded at each end with clockwise moments and , member end rotations occur in the same direction. These rotation angles can be calculated using...