Draining Lake Powell

Draining Lake Powell
This paper explores the fight between draining Lake Powell and keeping it as is. It discusses the gains and the losses due to environmental, economical, and political issues. The bibliography uses sources from public interest publications, environmental organizations newsletters, and government publications to give many sides of the argument and many issues dealing with the subject matter.

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The Accountant: An Analysis of Negotiation

The Accountant: An Analysis of Negotiation
?Can one man, one hard drinking, chain smoking, backwoods accountant, stop a national conspiracy, change the course of history, and save a way of life? It?s do-able? but it ain?t gonna be purdy.? The tagline for the 38 minute 2001 Oscar winner for Best Live Action Short Film, The Accountant, helps illustrate two men sharing a common goal, saving the farm to preserve a way of life.
The Accountant does an excellent job illustrating David?s internal negotiation for how to save a way of life for his kids, which his family has managed for five generations. The accountant helps provide David options to achieve that goal because it his goal to preserve family farms and prevent corporate takeovers that change southerners way of life. One of these options must be taken, as all the other alternatives are felt to be exhausted.
The story begins with brothers David and Tommy heading over to their ?daddy?s? place to meet an accountant, who supposedly can help David out of his financial trouble with the farm. It is apparent that David is unprepared, which is a critical in all negotiations. For the meeting, he has gathered all of his financial documents, but has done no preparation to learn who about the accountant himself, which plays a critical factor later. Tommy explains that this accountant is the one who helped their neighbor, Johnny Vance, save his farm from financial trouble by reaping the insurance benefit of losing his arm in a hay bailing ?accident?. Tommy continues by saying, ?From what I understand, there?s only one option.?

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Living in Luxury

Living in Luxury
When someone commits a crime one would expect for that person to have certain privileges taken away. After a suspect is read his or her rights nowhere in the Miranda Rights does it say that you have the right to serve your time in luxury. Some might ask what luxury is; luxury is not a necessity and one could live without it. There are many things prisoners have access to that are uncalled for and unnecessary.

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Recovering Paul Ricoeur's Intervention in the Gadamer-Habermas Debate

Recovering Paul Ricoeur's Intervention in the Gadamer-Habermas Debate
In this paper I will examine a contemporary response to an important debate in the ?science? of hermeneutics, along with some cross-cultural implications. I discuss Paul Ricoeur?s intervention in the debate between Gadamer and Habermas concerning the proper task of hermeneutics as a mode of philosophical interrogation in the late 20th century. The confrontation between Gadamer and Habermas turns on the assessment of tradition and the place of language within it; the hermeneutical stance takes a positive stance, while ideologiekritik views tradition with a hooded-brow of suspicion, tantamount to ?seeing tradition as merely the systematically distorted expression of communication under unacknowledged conditions of violence.? In his own rescue operation, Ricoeur combines the reanimation of traditional sources of communicative action with the re-awakening of political responsibility towards a creative renewal of cultural heritage. His fusion or consensus adverts to specific symbols of Western eschatology, viz., liberation, salvation, and hope. What will result if we juxtaposed Buddhist, Daoist and Hindu symbols of Non-being, Nature as transcendence and Intelligence, respectively?

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George Orwell and Animal Farm

George Orwell and Animal Farm
The British author George Orwell, pen name for Eric Blair,
achieved prominence in the late 1940?s as the author of two
brilliant satires. He wrote documentaries, essays, and
criticism during the 1930?s and later established himself as
one of the most important and influential voices of the
century. Eric Arthur Blair (later George Orwell) was born in
1903 in the Indian Village Motihari, which lies near to the border of
Nepal. At that time India was a part of the British Empire, and Blair?s
father Richard, held a post as an agent in the Opium Department of the
Indian Civil Service. Blair?s paternal grandfather, too, had been part
of the British Raj, and had served in the Indian Army. Eric?s mother,
Ida Mabel Blair, the daughter of a French tradesman, was about eighteen
years younger than her husband Richard Blair was. Eric had an elder
sister called Marjorie. The Blairs led a relatively privileged and
fairly pleasant existence, in helping to administer the Empire.
Although the Blair family was not very wealthy, Orwell later described
them ironically as ?lower-upper-middle class (Gross, p.109).? They
owned no property and had no extensive investments; they were like many
middle-class English families of the time, totally dependent on the
British Empire for their livelihoo! d and prospects.

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Contemporary Russian Thought

Contemporary Russian Thought
This paper focuses on the most recent period in the development of Russian thought (1960s-1990s). Proceeding from the cyclical patterns of Russian intellectual history, I propose to name it ?the third philosophical awakening.? I define the main tendency of this period as ?the struggle of thought against ideocracy.? I then suggest a classification of main trends in Russian thought of this period: (1) Dialectical materialism in its evolution from late Stalinism to neo-communist mysticism; (2) Neorationalism and Structuralism; (3) Neo-Slavophilism, or the Philosophy of National Spirit; (4) Personalism and Liberalism; (5) Religious Philosophy and Mysticism, both Christian Orthodox and Non-Traditional; (6) Culturology or the Philosophy of Culture; (7) Conceptualism or the Philosophy of Postmodernity.

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Recovering Mia

Recovering Mia
The morning drew closer as the sun raised itself from the mountains that where camouflaged as black shadows in the distance. The cold air lingered moulding itself around the tiny village below. The temperature was deathly; it stung people?s skin as though daggers pierced their body fiercely.
The village below was towered over by the extremely steep hills beside it. The shadows hovered over the village, causing an abandoned feeling to emit from the area.
The only visible movement that was present in the seemingly deserted village was located at number 16, Woodwork Avenue. The Street was unsurprisingly dull, fog surrounded the village. A light that flickered at the end of the street was the most distance view visible to the human eye.
It was a woman that broke the rare stillness, she half ran, half walked towards her house. She was obviously unwilling to risk freezing in the abnormal temperature that swarmed around the village. Her face highly resembled a statue, showing no sign of emotion, though her heavy eyes showed tints of tiredness and depression. Her mousey blonde hair swayed as she disappeared through the door of her house.

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Case Analysis of Apple Incorporation

Case Analysis of Apple Incorporation
Executive Summary Apple Computers started the movement into the personal computing arena in 1977 but through changes in management and differences of opinion together with missed opportunities it lost its competitive advantage to companies like Microsoft, Dell, and Gateway. Apple operates in various lines of the computer and music industry today and its operations include not only the designing but also the manufacturing of its computers and software. Apple continues to pursue the personal computer market but not as intently as in the years before. It has opted to change directions a little by venturing into the music world through the marketing of iPod, a digital music player, and iTunes. The opening of 65 new retail outlets, including one in Japan, has precipitated its move into this new world. Apple continues to work on providing innovative products for its customers but marketing to such as small market has caused some problems. Its market share has been reduced to below 5% and its operating system differs considerably from the Wintel operating system used my dominant Microsoft. Costs of maintaining this difference have increased in comparison to those utilizing the competitive operating system. Software designers are not as enthused about writing programs to support Apple?s operating system because of limited potential sales.

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Essay on Swift's Gulliver's Travels and Orwell's 1984

Essay on Swift's Gulliver's Travels and Orwell's 1984
Jonathan Swift?s Gulliver?s Travels and George Orwell?s 1984, two of English literature?s most important and pervasive political criticisms, have helped to mold world opinion by offering new viewpoints and attitudes, yet these two novels differ in their means of conveying their satire of human nature. Whereas Gulliver?s Travels touches humanity with a humorous note and absurd situations, in order to reveal the public?s hypocrisy and society?s reprehensible behavior, 1984, in contrast to Gulliver?s Travels, presents dismal and depressing circumstances which forebode a heinous future and threaten human existence.

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Water Imagery in the Works of Eudora Welty, Teresa de la Parra, Kate Chopin, and María Luisa Bombal

Water Imagery in the Works of Eudora Welty, Teresa de la Parra, Kate Chopin, and María Luisa Bombal
??The pouring-down rain, the pouring down rain? ?was that what she was saying over and over, like a song??.
Eudora Welty, ?A Piece of News?

? Usually I prefer to stay at the pool because there the river holds a serene and mysterious charm for me?.
(Por regla general yo prefiero quedarme en la toma, porque es alla en donde el rio tiene para mi aquel encanto sereno y misterioso).
Teresa de la Parra, Iphigenia (The Diary of a Young Lady Who Wrote Because She Was Bored) (Ifigenia (Diario de una señorita que se escribó porque se fastidiaba))

? The voice of the sea speaks to the soul?.
Kate Chopin, The Awakening

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