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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Amethyst Initiative

    For many years, one of the biggest issues nationwide has been the abuse of alcohol by all age groups; however, this is primarily true for the 18-21 year old age bracket. In 1987, Ronald Reagan and his administration pressured states by threatening local funding cuts. His ultimate goal was for a nationwide minimum legal drinking age of 21 (Tooney, et al, 2009). Supporters of this, such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), believed that this law would end drunk driving related deaths. As a counteraction to MADD, the Amethyst Initiative formed. The Amethyst Initiative was a group consisting of over 135 university presidents in favor of lowering the legal drinking age to 18 as of May 11, 2009 (Tooney, et al, 2009). John McCardell, former-president…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of The Amethyst Initiative

    Shari Neuroth Professor Abby Ruby Crew Spring 2017 – English Comp II – Rhetorical Analysis February 12, 2017 Work Chosen for my Rhetorical Analysis: The Amethyst Initiative; It’s Time to Rethink the Drinking Age (The Harbrace Guide to Writing, 2013, p. 29). The Amethyst Initiative (AI) was founded by John McCardell, a former history professor and President of Middlebury College in Vermont, and a group of U.S. college presidents and university chancellors in 2008. The AI is an…

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  • Essay On Strategic Defense Initiative

    December 2015 Strategic Defense Initiative Long time ago in a galaxy not to far away, President Ronald Reagan initiated the Strategic Defense Initiative, or Star Wars, as coined by critics. The initiative was formed on the 23rd of March in the year of 1983. The initiative was proposed at the time as a U.S. strategic defense system against Soviet Union Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, or ICBMs, by intercepting the missiles or warheads at various phases of their launch. The initiative would…

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  • The Strategic Defense Initiative (MDA)

    Strategic Defense Initiative The mission of the Missile Defense Agency is “to develop, test, and field an integrated, layered, ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends against all ranges of enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of flight” (History). Today, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is the United States’ ballistic missile research and development organization that resulted from the proposed Strategic Defense Initiative…

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  • Proposition 67 Research Paper

    propositions. This begs the question, “What exactly are these California propositions?”. The California propositions are essentially state-wide initiatives that directly voted by the California voters rather than the state legislature. In this election year, 17 propositions were on the state ballot with one being Proposition 67. Proposition 67 was essentially a ballot…

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  • Tata Steel Zoological Park Essay

    opportunity cost of the land, possible over-exploitation of the zoo’s resources, and protests by social/political activists regarding commercial activities. Recommendations: The following recommendations offer implementable solutions to the key issues raised previously: 1) Extend hours to operation from 8:00AM to 7:00PM (April to September) and from 8:00AM to 6:00PM (October to March). 2) Offer specific ticket fares for adults and children: INR 15 and INR 10. Then increase them in 10-20%…

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  • The New World: A Short Story

    “To ensure the success of the colonization,” began the General, “only those individuals deemed essential as outlined in the New Earth Initiative press release from February 4th, 2116 will be granted a seat on the first series of launches to New Earth.” The broadcast continued for a while longer as the General called out the names of the approximately 800 scientists, local politicians, business leaders, and cultural icons who had been deemed “essential individuals.” I winced when I heard my…

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  • Independence And Selflessness In Toni Morrison's Beloved

    Piling itself, burying itself. Higher. Deeper’ (158). Morrison effectively connotes Denver as the snow, doing all the work to cover the house. In other words, she takes action on her own to help the entire household. While Sethe became too distracted in her love affairs with Paul D, Denver took initiative to comfort Beloved when nobody could do so. While Denver becomes more independent and mother-like to Beloved due to her altruistic actions, her actions of taking responsibility…

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  • Wise Initiatives

    Initiatives is taking the led or knowing what to do per-time before you are told to do it. You will never apply initiative if you continuously walk in fear and lack of initiative compromises your promotion. Wise initiative is a product of continuous thinking on the scriptures and when applied fear can be stopped at its track. Fears always bring with it a long history of things that you have attempted to overcome and failed. They are as mountains meant to be conquered. When challenging your…

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  • Power Of Initiatives

    direct democracy when they were hindered at achieving their goals in the legislature and were confident that the voters who would be empowered by initiatives agreed with progressive policies. The American people value their initiatives—they have never permitted a state to repeal their initiative power. Long before the Amendment is eventually adopted, the people can enact state-level testing and refinement of the new initiative process. For remaining doubters, and because all change may have…

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