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    now being married to an alcoholic is overwhelming. The good news is that there is help out there for them if they should want it. A notably important support group for anyone who is married to an alcoholic is a group called Al-Anon. Al-Anon is where people who have loved ones who are alcoholics can come together with others who are facing the same challenges and offer comfort and support. Alateen is also a support group offered for teenagers who are seeking help and guidance. These group settings offer self-help and resources for those affected by the alcoholic in their life. According to Al-Anon family Groups (1986), at the beginning of each meeting they start the group off with a very popular prayer called the Serenity prayer that states, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference” (pg. 252). This short but powerful prayer is very significant for those dealing with an alcoholic learn they cannot change their loved ones behavior, but they can change the way they react to the behavior. In the group, they also follow the same twelve steps and traditions that the alcoholic follows in AA and learn how these steps apply to both them and the alcoholic. According to Al-Anon family Groups (1987), some self- help saying or slogans one can use to help them cope are ,“Live and Let Live” and “Let Go and Let God” (pg. 9). Finding help with others who are going through the same challenges and…

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    Say You Love Me Analysis

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    Structural Analysis of “Who are the Real Victims of Alcoholism?” The essay “Who are the Real Victims of Alcoholism?” approaches the subject of alcoholism in relation to how it affects the children; specifically those who are dependent upon a person who suffers from alcoholism. Author Meredith Newman Blanco uses examples from Molly Peacock’s poem, “Say You Love Me,” in order to make the reader understand the positions and situations these children are faced with. Highlighting the augmented and…

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    As times change, values and ideas often change as they are invariably shaped by their context. However, some remain constant throughout time and are universal. The 1592 Shakespearean drama Richard III and Al Pacino 's 1995 docu-drama Looking for Richard [LFR] were written four hundred years apart yet both texts address perpetual values and ideas that are common to both eras. Through a simultaneous study of both texts, the responder is able to understand the influence of context on aspects of the…

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    audience have one thing in common with this article and it the simple fact that war effects everyone either physically, mentally, or emotionally. What the author hopes to achieve by writing this article is to fulfill his argument that what he did was justified and that makes him a hero to his people. He made good points and supported his argument good. Some of his points are agreeable and some others are not. Here’s some background information on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He is a militant held in…

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    ISIS Crisis

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    Europe,”; asserting, “we will conquer Rome, God willing” (“Islamic State lays claim”). If able to conquer Rome, reach the United Kingdom borders, another world power, then its subsequent advance will be the United States borders. The Islamic State is rapidly escalating from Iraq and Syria to the Northern Africa outposts, to Europe, and will dangerously and shortly reach the Americas, similar to Al Qaeda and Taliban. If the United States willingly ignore ISIS’s danger just to avoid an…

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    the ‘public enemy’ era taught America that while crime does not pay, it can be a shortcut to immortality” (Helmer 15). This helped Chicago get its gangster reputation, which it still has today. “Indicative of the bloodiness of this struggle is the fact that more than 700 gangland slaying occurred in the Chicago area alone between 1920 and 1933, with 76 being recorded in the year 1926 and 72 in 1928” (Helmer 819). They increased the murder rate for the city, which is currently higher in than both…

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    Mere months after the September 11th attacks on the United States, Alan Jackson released a song that he titled, “Where Were You?” He debuted the song on the Country Music Awards stage in November of 2001. The nation was crying out in shock and despair and Jackson joined in that cry with his song. In writing “Where Were you?” he did so in a time of national confusion. After the attack, a plethora of emotions poured out from each and every home. In light of this situation, Jackson attempted to try…

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    Essay On Drone Strikes

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    Drone Strikes Foster New Enemies Since September 11, 2001, The United States has been using drones strikes against the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and other terrorist groups. The Constitution requires that the government must go through a due process before making the decision of killing someone. Drone strikes are usually based on doubtful information, which ends up taking the life of innocent civilians. Civilians living in the Middle East are being killed because of mistaken identity, or for just…

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    Geopolitics: inquiry scaffold The region of conflict: When the Pashtun tribes were united in 1747, Afghanistan was founded. Afghanistan served as a buffer between the British and Russian Empires until it won independence from the British in 1919. The democracy ended in 1973 when the government was overthrown in a coup and again in 1978 by a communist inspired group. This government was supported by the Soviet Union who invaded in 1979 to support the communist regime. Russia withdrew in 1989…

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    affects on the nation as a whole. Despite the global span of terrorism on the United States, the “War on Terror” international military campaign is not beneficial to our nation and is leading to the destruction of our country by causing many economic problems and creating more foreign enemies. The start of Al Qaeda, an Islamist global organization founded by Osama bin Laden, began with a Pakistan based group on an Indian airline heading to New Dehli when it was hijacked. This attack was…

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