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  • An Analysis Of Richard J. Webbs And Wendy Chapkins

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    The main objective of Dying to Get High, a book written by Richard J. Webbs and Wendy Chapkins, is to spread awareness of the benefits of medical marijuana. A major topic of this book is WAMM, Wo/Men’s alliance for Medical Marijuana, which is a group that encourages the use of medical marijuana for ill patients who are eligible. They primarily argue that these patients could benefit from the therapeutic effects of medical marijuana, yet it is considered illegal according to the law. Throughout this

  • Summary Of 'A Northbound Path' By Manny Fernandezs

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    In Manny Fernandez’s article “A Northbound Path, Marked by More and More Bodies” he makes the argument that migrants trying to cross the border and dying on their way over is a humanitarian crisis. He mentions that the people who died are given case numbers and not a name and that this is unfair. Fernandez’s argument is good, but it is also a little bit indifferent. His argument is strong because he offers a lot of evidence that is very descriptive and credible and some of his evidence is something

  • Danilo Blandon Conspiracy Cocaine

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    leaving only a note on the front door “ do not let yourself in - call the police instead.” 8 years prior, working as an investigative journalist for the San Jose Mercury News, Gary Webb accused the CIA of supporting and funding the trafficking of crack cocaine in a three part series called The Dark Alliance. Webb claimed,“Thousands of young black men are serving long prison sentences for selling cocaine — a drug that was virtually unobtainable in black neighborhoods before members of the CIA’s

  • The Military And Institutions Of Higher Education

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    Background Throughout most of the wartime eras of the United States, there has been a symbiotic relation between the military and institutions of higher education. This relationship was precipitated by the Morrill Act of 1862, which provided grants of public land to states to establish institutions of higher learning to be operated in conjunction with state and federal governments (Renne, 1960). One particular focus of the land grant institutions was to focus on the teaching of military tactics

  • Persuasive Speech : The Air Force

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    Speech #3 Persuasive Tammi Lemay 8 February 2015 PREPARATION OUTLINE Purpose Statement: To persuade the audience to enlist in the U.S. Air Force. Thesis Statement: There are multiple reasons to join the Air Force ranging from sense of duty, educational benefits, specialized job training and world travel. Introduction Attention Getter: “I am an American Airman. My mission is to Fly, Fight, and Win. I am faithful to a Proud Heritage, A Tradition of Honor, And a Legacy of Valor.” This is an excerpt

  • The Gi Bill And How It Effected Student Equity

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    Introduction Prior to this assignment student veterans were a portion of the student population that I had no prior experience or knowledge of interacting with outside the scope of my history of higher education course reviewing the components of the GI Bill. The assignment allowed me to get an in depth historical analysis of the GI Bill and how it effected student equity in higher education from its establishment. I have come to understand the services students veterans possess but as well as some

  • Persuasive Essay About Military Draft

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    The military draft is now a thing of the past since World War II and the Vietnam War. Today the military draft seems obsolete with the rise in volunteers. Over the past half-century, military drafts have controlled the fates of eligible men on and off the battlefield. Thankfully this is not the case today with qualified men and women signing up and risking their lives for their country. With the United States at war in the Middle East, having plenty of volunteers is essential in the effort to win

  • Danilo Blandon's Use Of Crack Cocaine In The United States

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    In 1996, Gary Webb claimed that black men were incarcerated for charges dealing with selling cocaine because of the CIA. “Thousands of young black men are serving long prison sentences for selling cocaine — a drug that was virtually unobtainable in black neighborhoods before members of the CIA’s army started bringing it into South-Central in the 1980s at bargain-basement prices.” This claim outraged members of the black community because it reaffirmed suspicions of the government intentionally

  • Veterans Affairs Essay

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    Running Head: Veteran Affairs Benefits Veteran Affairs Benefits Veteran Affair Benefits The U.S Department Veteran’s Affairs (VA) provides a wide range of benefits for our service members, veterans and their families. Some of these benefits include but are not limited to include compensation, disability, education, and home loans. Throughout this paper I will discuss these benefits and the eligibility required to receive them. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based on type of discharge

  • Joyce Baldwin : Liberal Arts For A New Millenium

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    Joyce Baldwin: Liberal Arts for a New Millenium In, “Liberal Arts for a New Millenium,” by Joyce Baldwin explains the issues presented in education prior to the G.I. Bill of 1944. Prior to 1944, degrees were sought out only by the elite and those who were privileged.” She also shares the evolution of degrees and changes in the selection of the degree people obtained. The G.I. Bill made college education accessible and it helped reshape the colleges and university. The author shared that 65

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