Bruce Edwards Ivins

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  • Amerithrax Case Study

    story. For instance, with their main suspect Dr. Bruce Ivins, they did not have any firm facts that he indeed laced the letters with anthrax and mailed them. But, the evidence and information that they dug up about his past were persuasive enough to mark him as the mastermind behind the anthrax mailings. After the FBI observed that the RMR-1029 was a likely candidate as the parent material they singled out Ivins as the main suspect (United States Department 2010). Ivins was the only scientist in USAMRIID who had access to the laboratory where the RMR-1029 was being held and he was also the leading expert on anthrax, leading the FBI to believe that no one else could have carried out the anthrax letters other than him. Therefore, in order to build a stronger case on Ivins, they dug out information about his past ranging from his psychological history to his obsession with the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma to make a credible story that Ivins truly was behind the anthrax mailings (Kirk et al 2011). According to his psychological history he had mental health struggles that depicted that he had a motive to commit crimes, especially when he was driven by his obsession with KKG to break into multiple sororities to steal panties and their chapter book. All of the information they dug up about his past created a very persuasive argument that Ivins was indeed the anthrax mailing, In contrast, no matter how convinced the FBI was that Ivins was the killer, according to the Frontline…

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  • Anthhrax Synthesis Essay

    The FBI’s investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks revealed several failures of sensemaking, both at the level of specific FBI investigatory procedures, and at the broader level of organizational sensemaking and identity threats. The sensemaking model is helpful for understanding the FBI’s actions because the former failures in sensemaking likely caused broader identity threats that could have, and should have triggered sensemaking at the organizational level. The FBI, in its investigation of…

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  • Bruce Dawe And Beach Burial Comparison

    Like movies, novels and music, poems are texts that people use to reflect on their lives and experiences. Poems can have an impact on peoples thinking, not only through the things they might say to their readers, but through the discussions that readers have with each other about poems. I agree with this statement and believe that it accurately describes how people can reflect on their lives after reading poems. In addition to this, I also believe that poems can also have an effect on…

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  • Sherlock Holmes Qualities

    You are a literary scholar and expert on the mystery genre. You have been asked to deliver a guest lecture for a college course in criminal justice; specifically, you must discuss the qualities of a good detective. Write a lecture that compares two popular detectives, one of whom must be Sherlock Holmes. The other detective can be from another work of literature, a film, or a television series. Evaluate the fictional detectives’ positive and negative qualities, their strategies, and their…

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  • Weight Loss Argumentative Essay

    Later, I competed in Tae Kwon Do, and weight loss was an integral part of competition fighting. My weight loss plan and fitness training was then based a lot on the same ideas that Bruce Lee had. I will now outline a simple and yet effective weight loss and exercise plan.For weight loss, start with a “low-carb” diet, eating boneless/skinless chicken breasts, London broil, fish and shellfish, and very lean hamburger, for meats. Also for weight loss, for vegetables, only eat green and white…

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  • Video Analysis: Mr. Baseball

    Video #6 – “Mr. Baseball This video took a look at the cultural differences that we often take for granted. In this particular scene there was an American sitting on the floor, eating noodles, using chopsticks, in a traditional Asian household. The American is unfamiliar with these customs, and is confused by the chopsticks and slurping sounds. He also has trouble understanding who gets served their beverage first, as well as that it is bad luck to point your chopsticks vertically into the air.…

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  • Parent Group Paper

    Analysis of group meeting Describe your understanding of the nature of the interaction of the group members, including yourself, at this group meeting. All members were participants in the group. They shared their personal challenges and successes in raising their children, they were open to share ideas and concepts that seemed to work for them and their children, or what did not work. Everyone, including me, were able to discuss and share stories to relate with one another and create a space…

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  • A Giant Has Been Awakened Analysis

    But how can this be true when both are killing? This could be all false as God may not be real which then they are believing in false luck and which means their sins are not washed away and will haunt them. This is shown in Bruce Springsteen’s Dust n Devils and the poem A Giant Has Been Awakened by Joe Pielmeier. I believe the connection is between how both sides of war state that God is on their side and fighting for their cause but how can God fight for both sides when they are fighting each…

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  • Compare And Contrast Grand And Lee By Bruce Catton

    In Bruce Catton's essay "Grand and Lee: A study in Contrasts," the author uses compare and contrast to highlight each general's different strengths, upbringing, and values. In addition to compare and contrast, describing aspects of their life provides better insight into each general's envision for the country. Both armies in the Civil War fought to preserve their way of life, and their purpose reflected the values of their leaders. But despite their differences, the two generals were able to…

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  • Comparing The American Dream In Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run

    These beliefs of the American dream originate in the Declaration of Independence, which states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Pair this political belief with rock music and it’s plain to see why Shuya revered rock music, especially with the song Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen. How’s that for dramatic irony?…

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