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    Coastal Refugees Essay

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    state’s territorial sea. However, the idea that the principle of non-refoulement is triggered with regards to these refugees and migrants crossing into the territorial sea can be countered by the argument that a state could perceive these persons as a threat to the security of the country. THE CASE OF MV TAMPA The MV Tampa was a Norwegian merchant ship which was prevented by the Australian Government from entering into its territory. The Tampa rescued about 433 people in August 2001; many of them were of Afghan origin. These persons had been trying to reach Australia in a wooden fishing boat but the boat started sinking about 140 kilometers off the coast of Christmas Island. Some of the people aboard the ship required urgent medical attention so the Tampa decided to proceed to the nearest port, which was Christmas Island and is a part of Australian territory. Tampa paused at the border of Australia’s territorial sea and requested permission to enter and unload the refugees but the Australian government denied them permission. Keeping in mind the health conditions of the passengers aboard the vessel, the captain of Tampa made the decision to overlook the denial and entered Australian territorial waters in search of assistance. The Australian government sent a small special operation force of the Army to board the ship and take control and also to provide assistance to the wounded. However, the passengers were prevented from disembarking. The Tampa refused to leave the…

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    argument using a theory of convergent evolution. This hybrid five-part inductive argument allows Coyne to explain some attributes of island species that remained puzzles for Darwin. Secondly, this hybrid…

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    Many world leaders throughout history have attempted to compose the great society, or as they believed, utopia. On these occurrences, they in some way try to subdue the creative and free thinking side of human nature. In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Mustapha Mond achieves universal stability. As we see in the New World society, stability is made the first priority at the expense of most of the people 's intrinsic human faculties. Mond explains eloquently and quite persuasively to John and…

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    How close is modern America’s government to controlling all, if not most, of our society today? Our current government gradually begins to take over the lives of people like that in Brave New World. Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World depicts a futuristic society that utilizes science to control the lives of mostly everybody by categorizing them into specific castes. The author’s vision of a utopian society in his novel is relatively, but not entirely, close to modern American society.…

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    Imagine living in a society where individualism wasn't an acceptable concept. Picture a world where “I” wasn't a state of mind. This is the theme of Ayn Rand's Anthem, a dystopian novel set in the distant future. “We learned that the earth is flat and the sun revolves around it, which causes the day and the night. We learned the names of all the winds which blow over the seas and push the sails of our great ships. We learned how to bleed men to cure them of all ailments.” (Rand 23). This quote…

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    Tristan Da Cunha Culture

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    southern Atlantic ocean. It is a very unique place that few people know about, and that is why I chose to learn more about this culture. It is truly interesting to see how the people on Tristan da Cunha live their lives, and how different their way of life is from our own. There are no airports on the island of Tristan da Cunha, so the only way to get there is by boat, across some of the roughest waters on the planet. Boats from South Africa only travel to the island eight or nine times per…

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    I am Emnjundi Jacqueline Longton (call me Jackie), and this is my story. I live in the utopia of Colorum, or perhaps it is the dystopia of Colorum. Utopia is certainly what our world appears to be. We all have our jobs, our lifestyles. When we change, we can change our surroundings if we wish. Everyone is happy, except for those who are misfits. Those who don’t get along with our law. No one knows what happens to them, just that they get removed. To where? No one knows. To people in Hyacinthum,…

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    The Giver Comparison Essay

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    9)adj. Utopian- A perfect world. “The Giver” is about a utopian society where everyone and everything looks the same and there’s nothing more outstanding than other things. Our society isn't close at all at being a utopian world because we revolve too much around crime and starvation. The Island was close enough to a utopia, but wasn't completely perfect. 10) v. Vacillate- To waiver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive. Each time we went to watch a movie she would vacillate…

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    A Response to “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas The whimsical city of Omelas is a beautifully portrayed utopia, or model of a perfect society. Everyone who is anyone would love to live in this place of joy and happiness. This futuristic society has no ruler and no laws but everything seems to work in perfect harmony. But there is one simple, yet disturbing rule. One must suffer for everyone to have this perfectly happy life. I would be one to walk away from Omelas , reason being in my eyes…

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    “Utopianism substitutes glorious predictions and unachievable promises for knowledge, science, and reason while laying claim to them all” Mark R. Levin. Utopianism refers to the improvement of social issues and to the questions of the imagination. Utopian writers or artists use their imagination and beliefs utilized by society, to create a world that emphasizes on perfection. The tendencies of people to conceptualize utopian societies is for the use of comparing current society to how humans…

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