Saturday, March 14, 2020
Club drugs essays Club drugs are becoming an increasingly prevalent part of pop culture with a devastating effect on the users. In a new day and age of urban culture a large group of individuals are experimenting with what are known as club drugs. Clubs drugs include a group of diverse compounds that are capable of producing a range of unwanted effects including hallucinations, hypothermia, paranoia, amnesia, unconsciousness, and in some cases even death. Polydrug use appears to be the norm, especially among young club drug or rave drug users (Hanson) While some club drugs have existed for a long time and have only recently evolved into the rave scene, other "newer" drugs are actually a product of the rave scene itself. Club drugs are generally used at parties and dance clubs, but predominately at raves. Raves are "underground" dance parties that are usually backed by a promoter, that include DJ's and drugs are the necessary ingredient. The attendance is usually made up of teens and young adults occupying warehouses, abandoned buildings and after-hour night clubs amongst other rather discreet locations not easily accessible to law enforcement. Aside from the fact that these drugs are illegal, the major consensus perceives the drugs as relatively harmless. People are beginning to take these drugs more seriously though, due to the epidemic of overdoses, addictions, and death. Scientists worry that the drugs give users the wrong impression because the effects of some wear off with less discomfort than an intoxicating amount of alcohol. Users feel that they have done no harm to their bodies when in fact they have done much harm that can not be seen on the outside (Davis). To take an intricate look at different kinds of drugs that are 'out there' socially today would make our head spin. There are a vast number of drugs, which are currently on the black market today, most that are easily accessible to any number of us ind...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
TBA - Essay Example I had trouble listening to the speaker that day. As such, I had to identify the barrier that influenced my lack of listening during the presentation. Misinterpretation and attachment to personal beliefs and values were the two significant barriers to effective listening that day. Misinterpretation is a primary cause of listening barrier during communication. In most cases, our thought force us to interpret messages in a manner that was intended by the speaker (McPheat, 2011). Misinterpretation often leads to misunderstanding the speakerÃ¢â¬â¢s message and may directly lead to a lack of listening to the speaker. When we add an interpretation to the speakerÃ¢â¬â¢s word, we introduce sources of error in the communication. Misinterpretation may have contributed to my inability to listen to the speaker on the preventive measure of HIV/AIDS. According to my interpretation, I thought that the speaker meant that abstinence is the only way to prevent the spread of the diseases. Personally, I knew that there were other possible measures as well. The fact that I interrupted the speaker wrongly led to my lack of listening. I found myself doing other stuff, browsing my phone instead of listening to the speaker. There particular facts about the speakerÃ¢â¬â¢s message that I misinterpreted. Firstly, the speaker meant that among the many possible preventive strategies, abstinence was the best. This does not mean that there are no other measures. Secondly, abstinence should the first step in ensuring we stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. It was clear that the misinterpretation contributed significantly to my inability to listen to the speaker. However, there are particular approaches that can help overcome misinterpretation as a barrier to effective listening. If I could have used these strategies, then I would have successful overcome the problem of lack of listening. Developing the habit of asking for
Monday, February 10, 2020
My Leadership Action Plan - Essay Example Do you love the work you do? Are you driven by your purpose? Is there a connection to your top priorities and your leadership approaches? Do you enjoy your time in helping others be successful? What is your legacy to the world? My main purpose as a Leader: (Bungay, 2011). My leadership purpose is also to fill particular needs. My areas to strengthen and grow:I need to stop needing to be loved or liked by my followers (Bungay, 2011). I also need to improve in my stagnancy and always remain focused on my goals. As a leader, I need to avoid excessive connectivity with my followers especially when it comes to mobile devices and other modes of communication (Bradt, Check, & Pedraza, 2011). I also need to try as much as I can to trust my employees with the responsibilities that I give them. I need to learn ways through which I can overcome my personal constraints. I also need to learn how to accomplish my goals after coming up with visions. I need to develop specific conflict resolution sk ills (Bungay, 2011).
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Speech as a Patriot Essay They ask everything from us but give nothing in return. For to long have they taken away from us. We need to stand up to them and declare independence for ourselves. In the words of Thomas Paine Man did not enter society to be worse off, or to have fewer rights, but rather to ave those rights better secured. We did not come here to pay taxes and subjected to these injustices, we came to build a life of independence. We need to fight back and take what is ours. We need to stand up to the British and show them that together we stand strong. As a whole we need to come together to fight this battle for independence. Again Paines words ring true in stating, Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it. We must fght for what we want, and if that means fighting a war against the British then so be it, e will carry that burden to fght for a free country. When we have independence we will have the right to our own government and our own democracy. We have a right to follow any religion along with the rights to our property, which includes paying taxes. We will have the right to many things that currently we have had taken away from use due to monarchial dictatorship of Britain. Paine also states, The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government. And right now the British government is abusing their power. They are using us, and we have done nothing. How long will this go on until we decide that enough is enough? We need to stand up to them now and claim what is rightfully ours. We have varieties of goods that we can trade in order to build our economy, however under the rules of the British we may only trade within their constraints. We have the potential to build up a strong and independent nation, as long as we sever ties with our dead weight mother. We have few numbers as an individual colony, but with the colonies combined to fight we have enough to beat the British. Paine states, It is not in number but in unity, that our great strength lies; yet our present numbers are sufficient to repel the forces of the world. The continent hath, at this time, the largest body of armed and disciplined men of any power under Heaven; and is Just arrived at the pitch of strength, in which no single colony is able to support itself, and the whole, who unite can accomplish the matter, and either more, or, less than this, might be fetal in its effects. We have distinct advantage in numbers as long as we unite as one, not to mention fghting on ur own soil gives us the upper hand in resources. If we refuse to let the British live in our houses, decline them food and leave them with nothing but the ship they came on we will force them back to where they came from. They have no power over us as long as we stand up and fight. The longer we sit submissive to their rules the harder it will be to tight bac k. We do not need them they need us. In closing I leave you with another quote from Paine fighting for independence is Nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The National Education Technology Plan As years have passed, technology has improved in many areas. So many new technologies have developed to help benefit our nation. With these new technologies, we have found it easier to accomplish simple every day tasks. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s believed that computers are the future, and that sooner or later, all jobs will require some sort of knowledge with computers. Many individuals are going back to college to receive more education on computers and on programs. This may be required for some businesses. But some people today seem to be quite computer illiterate. How would we change this problem? One idea is to develop a nation wide plan into our school system that involves interaction of students and teachers with the new technologies in the classrooms. The National Education Technology Plan has been the solution to schools across America. In 1996, the plan was developed with many hopes and expectations in mind for the future of education and technology (Air.org). This plan was originally referred to Ã¢â¬Å"Getting America's Students Ready for the 21st CenturyÃ¢â¬ (Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers). ItsÃ¢â¬â¢ main purpose was to increase the studentÃ¢â¬â¢s academic achievements. The idea was to have students not only improve themselves overall but by doing so, they would become familiar with technology. Students as well as teachers would have the opportunity to learn more about technology (ISTE NETS). In order for teachers to help the students along the way, the teachers would be given lessons to improve their skills (Ed.gov). After the teacher felt he/she became familiar with the use of technology, they would then be able to use it as an Ã¢â¬Å"instructional toolÃ¢â¬ in the classroom (National edtechplan.org). Students would also have the opportunity to be connected to the Internet in all their classrooms. Having students involved with the Internet and computers could only lead to future benefits for them (Education World). The plan has been revised three times now. To improve it, the U.S. Department of Education is looking to the general public to make possible changes or to make any suggestions they feel appropriate (Whelan, Debra).
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
From ancient times, India has been looked upon as a place full of Mystique. In olden days time travelers like Huen Tsang came a long way with a great difficulty just to have felt of the place. But now in modern times, with supersonic jets, the world has become a smaller and has been named as a Ã¢â¬Å"global villageÃ¢â¬ . With the destinations becoming so much closer the tourist are pouring into India from all over the world leading to a fast development of tourism industry and yet it has not grown to its fullest potential. History has lost count of hordes of humanity which have travelled and through this land of vibes and wisdom; explorers, travelers, traders and invaders have been drawn to her shores. Fa Hien and Hieun Tsang came from China in search of BhuddhaÃ¢â¬â¢s calm serenity; from Alexander to Tamburlaine and Nadir Shah, Mahmud Ghaznavi, Muhammad Shah Ghauri to Babar, and Vasco-De-Gama to East India Company. All came here to fill their coffers with the wealth of this land; Jews, Parsees, Muhammedans, Christians, Arabs, Persians, Turks, Orientals and Europeanshave been all made welcome here. Greek Chronicler Megasthenes, North African traveler Ibn-e-batuta, Arab explorer Al Biruni and the Russian traveler Afanasi Nikitin, have all been making a beeline to this land and could not fail to be impressed. Mark Twain said of this country, way back in 1896, Ã¢â¬Å"Ã¢â¬ ¦.nothing has been left undone, either by men or nature to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his round!Ã¢â¬
Monday, January 6, 2020
The Essential Guide for Victims of Domestic Violence Why Did We Write This Guide? In the United States, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by a domestic partner. One-third of all women and one-quarter of all men have been the victims of physical violence at the hands of a partner. These statistics do not take into account other forms of abuse, such as mental and emotional abuse that both men and women suffer on a daily basis from those who profess to love them. In addition, domestic violence is one of the most underreported crimes with only 25 percent of physical assaults, 20 percent of rapes and 50 percent of all stalking cases reported to police. Statistics indicate that a woman will be assaulted by an abusive partner 35Ã¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦In addition, it will provide information to those who suspect a friend or loved one is in an abusive relationship on how to help that person recognize that they are being abused and guide them on the steps to take to get away from the abuser. What Exactly is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence is defined by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as Ã¢â¬ the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.Ã¢â¬ Domestic violence varies as far as frequency and severity, but the common denominator in all forms of domestic violence is that one partner consistently tries to exert power and control over another. In most cases, domestic violence begins subtly, intensifying over time. It may begin with possessiveness or unwarranted jealousy, followed by profuse apologies for an angry outburst but eventually lead to physical violence, threats or public humiliation. How to Use This Guide Each chapter will focus no specific aspects of domestic abuse, first explaining the signs of abuse and the different types of abuse that may exist. The guide will explain who may become victims of domestic abuse and the progression that often occurs when a partner is abusive. Finally, the guide will explain steps for getting out of an abusive