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    significant federal legislation designed to combat the growing threat against computer based crimes. In the 1980 's, Congress would only have the vaguest of notions how computer technology would evolve as a medium for communications and social-networking. Lawmakers, at the time, recognized the federal interest of the U.S. government was to protect computers under control of a federal entity, part of a financial institution or somehow involved in interstate or foreign commerce. The CFAA was therefore a crucial piece of legislation that protected U.S. interest in terms of national security and financial information. The act had the intended…

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    Social Security Amendment

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    Introduction In this paper, I will analyze the Social Security Amendment (SSA) of 1974. The Social Security Act of 1974, established a state and federal child enforcement program under part D of the title IV of the Social Security Act (Morgan, 2002). This social policy works to address issues of poverty and child welfare. I’m using the Segal and Brzuzy framework for policy analysis to direct my research. This framework has seven major sections: social problem, goal, identification and policy…

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    Edward Snowden Crimes

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    video chat, photos, and other data from big companies such as Microsoft and Google. (Ganguly 99). This information was used to investigate crimes that occurred within the United States and also to protect the freedoms of the internet. The actions of revealing this information by Snowden began debates and discussions about the legality and ethics of the tactics that the NSA uses, that has been discussed thoroughly since this event. These discussions also allowed not only citizens, but the…

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    In 1953, legislation created the Small Business Administration (SBA) to further business activities across the United States (U. S. Small Business Administration, n.d.). Specifically, the agency’s purpose was to aid those individuals in the start-up, management, and financing of their small business dreams, as well as provide opportunities to conduct business with the federal government (U. S. Small Business Administration, n.d.). Today, the 28 million modest companies provide more than 50…

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    In the United States, tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death. Approximately 480,000 deaths result from the use of this drug annually. The most common tobacco related death occurs by smoking the substance, usually found in the form of cigarettes. The second occurs by merely being exposed to its second hand smoke (“Fast Facts”). The average NFL football stadium can be filled five times over by the people whose lives will be lost because of this drug. The third leading preventable…

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    freedom of expression; economic, social and cultural rights, such as the rights to work, social security, and education, or collective rights, such as the rights to development and self-determination” (United Nations Human Rights, n. d.). Today, a child, sister, mother, uncle, or grandfather may be denied these rights in some countries.…

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    During the year 2008, US faced its most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression. The federal funds rate, and interest rates in general, were at historic lows, unemployment shot up, decline in savings, U.S subprime markets or loans granted to individuals with poor credit histories, helped the US economic system crash. (Battilossi 14) The extremely low mortgage rates were really important, because they motivated people to rush to buy real estate. Even people who ordinarily would never…

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    The list of stories continues because of the failure of Bill Haslam, Tennessee’s governor, and the Tennessee state legislature to expand medicaid to the 280,000 people that fall into the legislative Medicaid gap. These people do not qualify for TennCare (Medicaid), do not make enough to buy subsidized plans on the…

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    Canada is one of the four countries in the world that have maintained a federal structure for more than 100 years (the rest are The United States of America, Switzerland and Australia). Like other true federations, Canada has a constitution that gives the legislative body of each of its federated states the exclusive power to adopt and enforce laws in its territory on a large number of subjects. Among the subjects that the Constitution attributes exclusively to "provincial" legislatures are…

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    Federalism is defined by a system of government in which power is divided between a central authority and political units. In America, the states existed first, and they struggled to create a national government. In a federalist government, the power is divided between governmental units (state) and national government. In the United States, this means the power is divided between our state and local government and our federal government. This is different from a unitary government, which is…

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