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Judi Lin is 19 year old former street racer. She used to tear up the streets of her hometown until she got torn up herself.
"I've been through six cars in the past five years," Lin admitted. "Two out of the six were (demolished) in street-racing accidents. Both of them were a total loss. The firs
Why Marijuana Should Be Illegal
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What affect does the price of oil and gas have on the economy? How does this affect the daily lives of the entire population? The preceding questions are the basis for the enclosed report. The primary objective of this report is to give a few reasons as to what causes prices o
Marijuana is a mood altering or psychoactive drug that has many nicknames, such as pot, weed, ganja, herb, and others. It is an ancient drug that dates back to hundreds of years to Asia. Many cultures have used it during meditation, religious worship, and for intoxication. Marijuana itself comes fro
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Alcohol has many effects on the body, especially the teenage body. Alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence are not only adult problems -- they also affect a significant number of adolescents and young adults between the ages of 12 and 20, even though drinking under the age of 21 is illegal (Dimeff 204
THE DEFINING MOMENT
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Human Cloning: The Negative Effects on Society
Human cloning is possible but also dangerous to society. One day during an assembly in March 1977, a heated debate began over the topic of human cloning. Both sides were getting very involved in the argument. Suddenly a group of protestors stormed th
What is the effect of the knowledge gained through the mapping of the human genome on society?
Human genetics has remained a mysterious and spotty subject throughout history. The farther the human race advances, the more it learns and the more details it is able to clarify. Now, man has com
I'm here to talk to you about the reasons that I think why Street Racing shouldn't be legal. The three reasons I think why there shouldn't be any Street Racing in America are it isn't safe, it isn't legal, and it endangers other people lives.
The reason I think it is not safe
The Effects of All-Encompassing Passion
The novel of Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte`, centers on the character Heathcliff Earnshaw. The story begins with his introduction into the Earnshaw family and ultimately ends with his death, while the entire plot is driven by his hatred and overwhelming
Illegal Immigration One of the most controversial political issues of today is that of illegal immigrants from Mexico. Immigration has been the source of a lot of controversial discussions in past years due in large part to the attacks on September 11th. Illegal immigration into the United States is
Illegal Immigration -The High Cost of Health Care
The year was 1907 and my grandmother was twelve years old. Her family had left Europe for a new and wonderful country with approximately 1.25 million other immigrants during that year. Her first stop in this new and wonderful country was Elli
The Effects of Drug Abuse
How many times has a person heard about the consequences of drug abuse? Have people ever really taken those consequences into account? Drug abuse is one of the major problems in our society. The causes of drug abuse are really unknown, but the effects of this epidemic
The majority of people today consider divorce just a separation, although the true meaning is much deeper then that. The actual dictionary definition of divorce is defined as, "the legal termination of marriage (Health of Children)." In today's society divorce is much more then what "the majority
Effects of Cell Phone Advertising for the last 20 years
This paper sets out to explore the correlation between cell phone advertising and the effects it has had on our society. I will provide evidence that advertising has transformed our social norms in regards to cell phone usage. First topic of
Alcoholism and its effects on the human body have an involved history. Although no one knows when and how alcohol was first created, it was prohibited in the U.S. in the 1920's. It was prohibited when the legislature passed the 18th amendment in 1919; which stated that importation, exportation, tran