Saturday, March 14, 2020
Top Ten Tattoos Inspired by Childrens Books Our favorite childhood books stay with us in our minds and our hearts forever. Theyre the reason why, mid-life, you can look at the bald patch of the man at your side and think only of the velveteen rabbit, with all his fur loved off. But the only way to really show your love for them is to have them permanently inked on your skin, as the folks below can attest to. Heres a round up of ten very devoted childrens lit fans: 1. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit 2. Stuart Little by E. B. White 3. Eloise 4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar 5. An amazing sleeve depicting the mad hatter scene from Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland 6. The opening lines of Watership Down 7. Matilda by Roald Dahl 8. Maurice Sendaks Where the Wild Things AreÃ had two astounding entries, so we just had to credit both. 9. The Velveteen Rabbit (definitely a rabbit theme going on here) 10. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis Oh and just for good measure because itll make you smile A little game of Wheres Waldo? Explore more at Flavorwires round-up, and tell us what book from your childhood youd pay tribute to in a comment below.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
MGM330-0704A-04 Business Decision-Making - Phase 2 DB - Essay Example The three options of credit discount incentive offers are cash back on online purchases, cash back on purchases at clothing stores and entry into a sweepstakes every time the customer utilizes the credit card. The key quantitative tool that determines which option is more attractive for the customer is probability. Probability is the chance of an event occurring (McClave & Benson & Sincich, 2001). For example if a person flips a coin which has only two possible outcomes the probability of the coin landing on heads is 50%. The Piggy case provides some research which can help a statistician determine the probability of a client winning a sweepstakes. The odds of winning a prize are 1 in 1000, thus the chances of winning are 0.1%. The company determines that the average American makes 52 credit card purchases a year. Each of these 52 occurrences represents a separate event with a probability of 0.1% of winning the prize. The value the customer receives can be compared to buying 52 one d ollar lotto tickets. There are lotteries that offer a 1 in 1000 chance of winning $500 when a person purchases a $1 ticket. The attractiveness of this option depends of what is the actual prize of the sweepstakes the company is offering. The other probability of the other two option can not be determine right now without additional data, but this does not mean that an initial analysis can not be performed. As far as the probability the two options follow a different probability called subjective probability. Subjective probability utilizes statistical models based on past information in which two different players may have different probabilities for the occurrence of a same event (Levine & Stephan & Krehbiel & Berenson, 2006). To understand this concept lets analyze each option. The online purchases option implies that a person will be attractive by the incentive because the customer can get cash on online
Monday, February 10, 2020
Capstone Paper - Essay Example The perceptions and norms of society by voters influence their economic performance through affecting policies endorsed by politicians. The Americans value equality of political voice and democracy, while China and Russia tend to prefer socialistic values of communism. RussiaÃ¢â¬â¢s transition to capitalism has been arduous, while China has undoubtedly embraced capitalism although retain their collectivistic ideologies. This paper will discuss the American, Russian, and Chinese societies within the context of political and economic system. The paper will elaborate on how political, economic, and other ideologies in these societies affect the three societies. The US economic ideologies are blend of capitalism and socialism although the vast continuum of social programs does not conform purely to capitalistic ideologies (Harshaw 1). The Americans tend to value equal political voice and democracy. In fact, the US is aggressively engaged in promoting democracy abroad. Such values are under increased threat amid persistent and increasing inequalities. The disparities in income, wealth, and opportunities are growing more steeply in the US than any other country in the world, with racial and ethnic disparities persisting. The realization of American democratic ideals seemed to have halted, and reversed in some areas. The Civil Rights revolution during the 1950s and 1960s made racial discrimination and exclusion to be socially and legally unacceptable in the American society. This resulted in widespread harmonious participation of whites and blacks in institutions of learning, employment, as well as all forms of civic and political organization s. This revolution has led to recognition of rights of women, with American currently accessing most of same political and economic opportunities as men do. The historically marginalized groups have also acquired rights to full participation within American institutions and tend to demand and enjoy the
Thursday, January 30, 2020
The United States and South Korean view on North Korea Essay Abstract: Since the declaration of North KoreaÃ¢â¬â¢s nuclear experiments, many countries have reacted negatively towards the subject. Most concerns have come from the United States and South Korea, as the two countries have close ideologies on North KoreaÃ¢â¬â¢s policies. Relatively, the North KoreaÃ¢â¬â¢s history had its focus on military power, politically. The strategic location of the country around the Sea Japan 50 nm on maritime force and the mountainous terrains between Russia, China and South Korea, makes the area isolated from the influences it could get on the political aspect. Its current leader, Kim Jong IL, has permanently believed on the Juche and Independence. Hence, its subsequent actions towards other countries have been very open in accordance to its motivations. Tying up with the concrete documents and studies on North KoreaÃ¢â¬â¢s geopolitical position, the observation of United States and South Korea remains concurrent and comprehensive. Historical Background: Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Before, North Korea has existing ties with the Soviet Union, giving the country a chance to exploit the relationship of United States and the Soviet Union. However, the wind suddenly blew away from the North KoreaÃ¢â¬â¢s political objectives, as Soviet Union diminished its relationship with North Korea in the 1980Ã¢â¬â¢s. It leaves the country of no military alliance to a powerful country and becomes isolated for a very long period (wiki.galbijim.com, 1993). Because of the subsequent negative events on North Korea, the decision to make talks with South Korea became inevitable in 1984 leaving the South Korea-U.S. team military exercise cancelled in June 1992. Following this action was the Declaration of Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula on December 31, 1991, which bans the testing, manufacture, production, possession, storage, deployment, receipt, and use of nuclear weapons on the peninsula (wiki.galbjim.com, 1993). Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Its resistance to be absorbed by the South KoreaÃ¢â¬â¢s growing economic success has mediated the motivation of North Korea to make efforts of military advancements, which serves nuclear power as a choice of military force. As the news of nuclear testing in North Korea spread, United States declared a deadline for the countryÃ¢â¬â¢s submissive alliance to their policies (english.ohmynews.com, 2006). North KoreaÃ¢â¬â¢s nuclear test in October 9, 2006 has been the desperate option of North Korea to avert a threat in regime collapse and the reunification to South Korea (Jae Hoon, 2006). Objectives: To observe differences between the South KoreaÃ¢â¬â¢s and United States opinion on North Korea nuclear tests. To describe how the sea power and air force of North Korea has developed after its separation from the Soviet Union. To determine the reasons for its obvious resistance from South KoreaÃ¢â¬â¢s growing opportunities of political power. To analyze the future methods planned by the United States government against North KoreaÃ¢â¬â¢s political strategies. To distinguish which countries have the volition over North KoreaÃ¢â¬â¢s desperate actions concerning military and political methods. Technical Approach: Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã This research will examine different sources coming from North KoreaÃ¢â¬â¢s web archive, the United StatesÃ¢â¬â¢ CIA World Fact book, and articles containing the geopolitical stance of North Korea. Furthermore, it will reexamine the geography and its influence to North KoreaÃ¢â¬â¢s capability upon its engagement on warfare. 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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
A Passage from Hamlet Hamlet is probably the best known and most popular play of William Shakespeare, and it is natural for any person to question what makes Hamlet a great tragedy and why it receives such praises. The answer is in fact simple; it effectively arouses pity and fear in the audiencesÃ¢â¬â¢ mind. The audience feels pity when they see a noble character experiencing a regrettable downfall because of his innate tragic flaw, and they fear that the same thing might happen to them. HamletÃ¢â¬â¢s speech (III, iv, 139-180) contributes to producing this feeling of pity and fear. First it explains the thought with particular emotional effectiveness. Second it conveys HamletÃ¢â¬â¢s character, both virtue and tragic fear. Lastly, it marks the beginning of the tragic discovery and HamletÃ¢â¬â¢s downfall, answering the question Ã¢â¬Å"why does Hamlet delay?Ã¢â¬ Observing the beginning of HamletÃ¢â¬â¢s downfall and tragic discovery in this passage, which happens despite his many virtues, maximizes the pity and fear at the same time. The first contribution is that this passage conveys HamletÃ¢â¬â¢s thoughts with poetic and emotional effectiveness. Hamlet denies his madness and urges Gertrude not to make his madness an excuse for her faults. He asserts that excuses would only cover the superficial faults and the soul would be corrupted deep within. He further asks Gertrude not to commit any more sins that make past faults even worse and to confess herself to heaven. After all, Hamlet sarcastically begs her pardon for his reproach. Hamlet explains that during the extremely rotten time, Hamlet, who is good and of virtue, must beg pardon to and get permission from Gertrude, who represents vice by committing many sins, to do good things such as urging her to repent. As a method for salvation, Hamlet asks her not to go to ClaudiusÃ¢â¬â¢ bed. Then he apologizes for the death of Polonius and admits his own fault. However, he insists that Polonius and he both are punished because God has made him the agent to punish Polonius with him and him with Polonius. He takes the responsibility, and explains Gertrude that he is cruel only to be kind to her and warns that worse things are yet to come. Through out the passage, imageries are used to add poetic emotion to HamletÃ¢â¬â¢s thought. One example is Ã¢â¬Å"unctionÃ¢â¬ in HamletÃ¢â¬â¢s speech Ã¢â¬Å"Lay not that flattering unction to your soulÃ¢â¬ ¦It will but skin and film the ulcerous place whiles rank corruption, mining all within, infects unseen.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
We, as human beings are more often aware of our actions. Before we make decisions critical analysis comes with a great consideration. We are able to analyze these things because are considered as rational beings and we have the ability to think to the highest level we can. We opt to consider whether these things are good or not, if itÃ¢â¬â¢s right or wrong and if itÃ¢â¬â¢s really needed or not; this we often consider as ethics. Ethics is an issue of morality. There are things that we do that others consider wrong, but others may consider righteous. According to the society we should act as what it considers right; norms are one of the foundations of ethics and we should act accordingly. Norms can be a basis of what is morally right or wrong. There are four perspectives to be discussed in this paper, each of them having their own characteristics and each of them having their strong points and their weaknesses. The perspectives are universally known as the character or virtue, deontology or the perspective of obligation, the theory of utilitarianism and the equity or principle of relativism. The theory of utilitarianism points out two things; one thing is better than the other if we could gain more pleasure from it, and the other thing is not that good, or better yet to say evil, if we could only gain pain from it. This theory also states that we do things voluntarily, that one is considered as the pilot of his own decisions and that such consequences could have not taken place if only he did or did not do such actions. The amount or quantity of pleasure or pain takes into a great consideration in the concept of utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is better understood as having the maximization quantity of benefit and less quantity of bad or the pain it can cause. A person would have two distinct choices, the first one is that if he does the action he would gain more pleasure or shall I say he can maximize the benefits of the action; the other is that if he does the action he would have to gain more risks and consequences. The first choice would be most favored because we, as human beings would not want to suffer from the choices we make, we do not want to be suffering from the consequences of our actions so what we do is do the thing that would give us the most favorable and maximum quantity of pleasure (Moore, 1912). Virtue is an ethical perspective that tackles about the actions that we make and the ideals we have in life that we should strive for and that these ideals help us in developing our highest potentials as human beings. This focuses on the traits or character that one has, the dispositions in life and the attitudes whether be it bad or good. Virtues are acquired through doing it everyday, they become a personÃ¢â¬â¢s characteristic when they are practiced for the longer time. There are a lot of characteristics and virtues a person can have; truthfulness, patience, honesty, and courteous are some of these. Virtue would help us in pursuing the ideals that we have in life (C. A. Manuel Velasquez, Thomas Shanks, S. J. , and Michael J. Meyer 1996). The theory of ethical relativism states that morality is based on the culture of a society. It singles out that one can either be wrong or right, bad or evil depending on the society the person belongs to; the society is the one concerned in creating its own culture. This theory is basically called relativism because being good or bad is relative of the kind of society a person belongs to; the society dictates whatever thing is perceived as good or bad. Every single society shares a common culture, this culture defines good and bad and the people should act with accordance to the standards of the society they belong. This theory is often argued because of the fact that every single society has its own culture and therefore has its own perception of bad or good. However, this theory is useful in exploring the reasons behind the differentiation of culture among societies (C. A. Manuel Velasquez, Thomas Shanks, S. J. , and Michael J. Meyer, 1992). Obligation perspective holds the golden rule Ã¢â¬Å"do not do unto others what you donÃ¢â¬â¢t want others do unto youÃ¢â¬ . It simply states that we should do what is only right and not what is wrong. It holds the principle of doing what is good because of the obligation. Say for example, a person should tell the truth because that person is bound to have an obligation to tell the truth because he doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t want other people not to trust him and because he upholds the value of truthfulness. This perspective is sometimes being pertained to utilitarianism, but it is totally different. While obligation is obligatory, utilitarianism is a voluntary act. After taking the ethical awareness test, I have known that what ethic perspective dominates in me is the obligation or the deontology. My perspective is based on my obligation or duty to do what is morally right. With this, I am to consider a thing as ethical if I choose how I act and what rules I am willing to oblige. It is also stated in my ethical perspective that the people should not be treated as a means to justify an end, simply stating Ã¢â¬Å"the end does not justify the meansÃ¢â¬ . I also believe that every single individual should be given the respect that any man should have and therefore I wonÃ¢â¬â¢t be able to comply with the policies and social traditions aimed at the best interest of the society as a whole. However, my approach to ethics requires legal and humane limits, I simply believe that people should be allowed to make their own choices and I advocate policies that have the intention to ensure equal opportunities for all as well as equal respect. My ethical perspective upholds the principle of doing things in accordance with the standards of right and wrong. However, though my ethical perspective aims to do what is morally right I am faced with numbers of dilemmas with regards to work. These problems would somehow cause me frustrations and may lead to a more devastated life in the future for it is not only concerned in the present but it also pertains to the future. One of the problems I am going to face with this perspective is that the people I work with might argue that some people within a society are not able to act in their own best interests. I may find this a fallacy because it was once used in the denying of the equitable treatment to women and the minorities. This somehow would result to frustration. The second problem I am to face with this perspective is that what I perceived to be morally right may not benefit most of the people. It doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t necessarily mean that if I have perceived a thing to be morally right it would maximize the good or pleasure. This would cause me another frustration because if I had made a decision which I perceived to be right and it didnÃ¢â¬â¢t work to be beneficial I may have doubts when I make a decision again. It might cause greater problems in the future. Another dilemma I am to face with this perspective is that defending this may end up in economic hardship; in worst cases I can be terminated. Say for example, in a working place several employees should be terminated because the company is having low production because these people are handicapped or they are simply not productive, the best action would be to terminate them but I, as a moralist would say that they should not be terminated because they have children. In the long run, if these people would be in the company and the company has still a low productivity the company would have losses and it may lead to closure because of the losses. Having things perceived as morally right may not be totally right; some may be beneficial but some can create more problems. We as human beings should act accordingly to whatever it is that we perceive because these choices are free of charge, because God created us with the opportunity of having what we call free will and should be practiced. We should not depend on what others may in making our decisions but we should also be ready for the consequences that accompany our decisions. Whatever action we do we should think of it twice, we should think that there are always two sides of a story. We should not be bounded by obligations because this might cause us greater frustrations in the future and this may lead to a very low self-esteem. We donÃ¢â¬â¢t want these to happen thatÃ¢â¬â¢s why we should think critically and make decisions wisely because we are the pilot of our own lives.
Monday, January 6, 2020
Chaos to Unity Ã¢â¬Å"Is everyone here? Can we finally start? WeÃ¢â¬â¢re two minutes late!Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Miss President, calm down! The ASB advisor isnÃ¢â¬â¢t even here.Ã¢â¬ The ultimate chaos and confusion of the ASB could be seen by observing the first weekly meeting that took place on a Friday afternoon after a tiring day of arduous classes. The medium-sized, stuffy room in which meetings were held did not aid in enlivening the snoozing council and the burned-out cabinet. Usually, everyone arrived late, the tardiest being the ASB advisor, who was incessantly typing things that even he couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t make sense of. Two sisters, Briann and Mickey Shue, also arrived late and threw themselves on the Ã¢â¬Ë70s style couch in the back of the room, where Briann dozed off. Daniel, Ã¢â¬Å"theÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦As secretary, I was given the task to troubleshoot the lack of participation and share the results with the rest of the cabinet; after analyzing the information, we decided to better promote our group by emailing students and distributing flyers to advertise our upcoming events. We also decided to conduct fundraisers more frequently in orde r to excite the rest of the high schoolers. Therefore, by applying these tactics, the ASB planned to resonate its purpose throughout the school and attract passionate high schoolers to contribute, despite foreseen numerous disagreements to be encountered along the way. We were so close to unification. It was a month since this meeting when our ASB President, Vice President, Activities Coordinator, and I huddled in front of the Eisenhower Nursing Home, gently rubbing our hands against each other as the biting cold sought to subdue it. We squinted as the raindrops trickled over our think coats, our eyes attentively seeking the arrival of any high schooler we had contacted. I sniffled my nose as I felt my already present virus doubling in triumph. Ã¢â¬Å"Kayla, I emailed at least ten people to come and join us,Ã¢â¬ I assured our president as she inquired who was to come. Ã¢â¬Å"But they must have forgotten or didnÃ¢â¬â¢t receive my email. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s a pity Briann and Mickey should have a recital to go to. IÃ¢â¬â¢ve heard they have really great voices and couldShow MoreRelatedMetamorphoses Within Frankenstein14861 Words Ã |Ã 60 PagesMariner , who erupts into Mary Sh elleyÃ¢â¬â¢s text as o ccasionally and inev itably as th e Monster into Victor FrankensteinÃ¢â¬â¢s lif e, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometh eus passes, like night, from land to land and w ith stang ely ad aptable powers of speech addresses itself to a critical aud ien ce that is larger and mor e diverse than that of almo st any oth er work of liter atur e in Eng lish : Mary ShelleyÃ¢â¬â¢s Franken stein is famously reinterpretable. It can be a late v ersion of th e Faust myRead MoreExploring Corporate Strategy - Case164366 Words Ã |Ã 658 Pagesdiscipline to the team. Whilst there had always been a huge supply of talent at Ferrari, particularly in the design and development of engines, it had not always reached its collective potential. EnzoÃ¢â¬â¢s autocratic style of Ã¢â¬Ëdivide and ruleÃ¢â¬â¢ had created confusion and rivalry within the team. Montezemolo deÃ¯ ¬ ned strict areas of responsibility in order to reduce the amount of interference and internal politics. This created a situation where the various technical teams (chassis and suspension; engine; gearbox)