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    The M9 Case Study

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    testing of 9-mm pistols. Once the Air Force released their results it sparked an interest in the adoption of a force-wide 9-mm pistol. This initiative was backed up because the House Appropriation Committee was calling for a more unified pistol model. The reason being it would simplify the procurement of parts and bullets along with answering the call to convert to the NATO’s standard 9-mm. The 9-mm bullet had benefits on both the field and in the office. On the field the 9-mm had much less kick than the common .45 cal, allowing one to realign their aim much quicker. The other benefit of adopting the (-mm was that it was again smaller and therefore cheaper to buy. The Air Force…

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    mid-1970s, British youth felt that the government was dominating them by creating more laws, and not providing economic relieve in a time of crisis. However, instead of submitting to the British government “domination,” British youth rebelled against capitalism and the government, which led to the actualization of punk rock. “Cause I want to be anarchy/It’s the only way to be” (The Sex Pistols). Evidence of this newborn music culture exploded in the year of 1976 as Walker writes, “[in 1976] the…

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    Punk Counterculture

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    Many historians date punk’s arrival in history with Malcolm McLaren’s creation of the Sex Pistols in the 1970s. A group that had no musical training before being created, the Sex Pistols are widely regarded as the start of the punk scene in the UK, and are certainly the reason for widespread public attention focused on the punk style. It was this style of dress that was the initial aim of McLaren in creating the Sex Pistols, and the lasting impression that many had of the scene overall. McLaren…

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    knew that this man was here to supply him with new, innovative technology for use on his mission. As told in his top secret mission briefing, this man will be assisting him in all future operations. Axel got off the plane and went to a concealed conference room by the baggage claim section of the airport. “My name is Zimri, I understand that we will be great friends soon enough and that I’m to supply you with items. Your mission is to retrieve the blueprints for the most vital helicopter in the…

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    1. Describe the Initiate's life before the Call Before the Call, the initiate, Ponyboy, is a 14 year old boy who lives with his two brothers Sodapop and Darry. He lives in a society where the population is separated into two different gangs : the Socs (the rich kids from the West-side) and the Greasers (the kids from the East-side). The Socs are a very brutal gang that enjoy bullying and attaking the Greasers : "Not like the Socs [..] for kicks" (page 3). 2. The Call, where conflict is…

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    Stuart Mill Individuality

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    John Stuart Mill was the original punk. Now, before I lose you with the absurd image of Mill with a blue mohawk consider this: the punk subculture that emerged in the mid-1970s was characterized by an anti-establishment attitude with a vehement focus on individuality. This is not an accusation of Mill being an anarchist, as so many punks were. It is apparent from his writings in On Liberty that he very much recognized and advocated for the necessity of a governing entity. It was, in his…

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    Stuart Mill Individuality

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    John Stuart Mill was the original punk. Now, before I lose you with the absurd image of Mill with a blue mohawk consider this, the punk subculture that emerged in the mid-1970s was characterized by an anti-establishment attitude with a vehement focus on individuality. This is not accusing Mill of being an anarchist, as so many punks were. It is apparent from his writings that he very much recognized and advocated for the necessity of a governing entity. It was, I believe, in his opinion,…

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    musicians were skilled on their instruments and rehearsed whereas when punk came onto then scene, it was quite the opposite. Described as “three thrash chords” punk musicians often never exhibited the same technical ability as other early rock musicians. This would become a characteristic of Punk music. Industry figures saw an opportunity and started to put together Punk bands together took advantage of the times. Sex Pistols stated performing in the 1970’s. They started to generate quite a…

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    The clash were one of the most politically committed punk bands, producing songs protesting against dole queue politics, racism and denouncing the United States in addition to the apathy of people who were in opposition to such problems , leading to punk becoming social commentary. Connecting their music to the lives of there audience with songs such as ‘career opportunities’ based on the plight of school leavers, illustrated the frustration and anger felt by a generation of punk rockers,…

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    MUSIC HISTORY II RESEARCH PROJECT: EXPLORING THE STRAIGHT-EDGE PUNK MOVEMENT Chris Spears MU332: Music History II March 3, 2017 Thesis and Credible Bibliographic Sources 1.1 Thesis The “straight edge punk” categorization within contemporary musical history is a subculture of hardcore punk rock which celebrates the musical themes of the 1970s and early-1980s hardcore punk scene but does so in a way that steers clear of the traditional “excesses” of the punk subculture, such as alcohol,…

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