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    himself by, “...takes a small chunk of blubber, thus, and thus makes it hollow. Then into the hollow goes the whalebone, so, tightly coiled, and another piece of blubber is fitted over the whalebone. After that it is put outside where it freezes into a little round ball. The bear swallows the little round ball, the blubber melts, the whalebone with its sharp ends stands out straight, the bear gets sick, and when the bear is very sick, why, you kill him with a spear”(London 73). Keesh used his knowledge to come up with an effortless method for hunting. His technique made it easier to hunt for many hunters. This technique would be a great assist to many hunters. In the “Life of Pi”, Pi conveys risky choice making decisions and cunningly rationing his resources. When Pi starts to feel dehydrated, he makes the choice of risking his life by opening the tarpaulin and finding resources or getting attacked by Richard Parker. In the story it states, “I looked down between my legs. I thought I would faint for joy. The open locker glistened with shiny new things…. Drinking water said the vintage label in black letters”( Martel/Pi 86). Pi’s dangerous choice to open the tarpaulin allowed him to find fresh water. His risky decision has rewarded him gratefully. Afterwards Pi also finds food and decides to calculate how long the food would last him. After he calculates and finds out that, ….I had food rations to last me- 31*3 -93 days!… .So I had water rations to last me 124 days”(Martel/Pi…

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    World War II Withdrawal

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    so we can be free, so it seems fair to lose some of our many freedoms so they can fight for us. Rationing was a major issue during World War II that burdened many lives around the world. While it made many people frustrated, it was always for a reputable cause. Depending on where in the world you were, there were many different items and foods rationed. All items that were rationed were complications to the United States’ economy and other countries but one of the biggest strains on the economy…

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    Venezuela, because of its quality. The rest of the countrymen must go to other government-owned hospitals of poor quality, outdated technology, and unclean conditions. Although many Americans consider the top governing officials in the United States to be “out of touch” with their own constituents, they are elected for defined terms in office, and can be removed by regularly scheduled elections by the people they serve. They do enjoy special housing and health-care privileges while in office,…

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    Survival of the Fittest Perseverance is key for survival because that action and thought can lead to great things. In “The Story of Keesh” and “The Life of Pi” both characters faced extreme environments that no man wants to face. Keesh and Pi use their skills to craft ideas and utilities to help them throughout their journey. Pi was orphaned on a lifeboat with no one but a bengali tiger as his companion however he found ways to deal with his problems and power through them. “ There was no…

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    Healthcare Rationing As US healthcare costs increase, there is a concern as to how to protect our medical resources against frivolous spending, while providing the best medical attention possible, to the greatest number of individuals. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 has attempted to use market forces as an allocation solution that will determine who receives medical care and on what terms. While the rationing system is widely supported, it has had a devastating effect on the quality and…

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    Food Rationing In America

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    Food rationing in America was a big part of the war because there were restrictions on imported foods, limitations on the transportation goods, and a lack of agricultural harvest. There were price limits, ration foods, and other commodities that helped the scarce resources. 91% of the U.S population used stamps during that time. Also there was a complex system where it was required for home cooks to plan and prepare meals. The barter system was when people would trade stamps with each other and…

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    Rationing on the Homefront during WWII World War Two is remembered as being the most deadly war in the history of the world. To be exact approximately 60 million people died in the war(about 3 percent of the world’s population.) World War II lasted from 1941-1945 for the United States once they declared war on Japan. Right away when the United States entered the war, people were urged to ration. Whether someone liked it or not they had to ration in some way. A war is remembered for being…

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    Rationing of U.S. Healthcare Healthcare rationing is a topic that evokes a myriad of opinions not only with those who work in healthcare, but also with the public in general. The question that is asked on both sides of the argument has to do with the ethics and morals regarding how and to whom care is given. This paper will discuss the implications of healthcare rationing, as well as the moral and legal arguments that presented when discussing this ever controversial topic. Healthcare…

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    Healthcare Rationing from a Christian Worldview The ultimate “gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23, NIV), because he gave himself for our salvation. Therefore, human life is priceless, because our lives are a gift from God. Healthcare rationing as it applies to the delivery of health services in the United States and in other countries will be discussed. The quality of care, efficiency and equity, healthy lives, and access to health services will be reviewed as…

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    referral programs, patients still face the crucial problem with financing treatment; some patients are being refused treatment because of the large amounts they already owe for their treatments and care (Doty, 2012). Therefore, many officials, especially U.S government officials, viewed rationing of medical services necessary to keep costs at bay. Among the rationing of medical services is the allocation of resources to terminally ill patients. According to Doty (2012), multiple medical…

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