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    The National Football League has had its number of lockouts, the most recent and historically longest being in 2011. It lasted 132 days until an agreement was made between the players and owners. There are many aspects involved in reaching their agreement, however at the end of the day it comes down to money, $9 billion dollars annually to be exact. Back in 2006 the current agreement was set to expire but was extended by both the players and owners. In 2008 owners chose to opt out of the agreement through a unanimous vote. The past agreement was set to expire on March 3, 2011. This negotiation entailed many aspects and was a heartbreaker for most of the United States who depend on football every Sunday as part of their weekly ritual.…

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    the convenience of stereotyping to achieve an understanding of any one human being. This leads to a huge problem in human interaction because beliefs of one person are based solely on the way that person looks versus who that person truly is. In Speech Sounds Rye used great caution based on appearance, much like modern day American citizens do. Ironically, current citizens use he exact same observation and caution with those dressed in uniform. With police brutality at an all time high (or more…

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    Being wrongfully convicted of a crime is a reoccurring issue and the Innocence Project states that in the United States "since 1989, there have been tens of thousands of cases where prime suspects were identified and pursued until DNA testing proved that they were wrongly accused" (Innocence Project). Wrongly convicted individuals serve an average number of 14 years in prison before they are exonerated and 29% of the cases involved false confessions (Innocence Project). Included in those tens…

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    nostalgia is labeled as bittersweet because of the mixture of unhappiness and joyfulness. When people speak reflectively of their past, they become more optimistic and motivated about their future. During the class discussion of civil war reenactors, the concept of nostalgia was examined. In the Journal of American Culture, it is explained that nostalgia grew popular throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s (Hall 1994). Nostalgia is expressions of a sense of powerlessness during rapid changes in the…

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    perceived in a negative light. While also, acknowledging the importance of cooperation and the practice of psychological principles within this given study. Definition of key terminology Cooperation to most individuals is simply seen as a basic form of teamwork. This is the common understanding and conclusion most people come to without needing to think very much of it. Using cognitive frameworks to automatically connect individuals coming together with cooperation. Before…

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    During the Golden Age of Hollywood, studios controlled not only the resources of production but also how the films were released. The most prominent of these studios, known as “The Big Five,” consisted of Paramount Pictures, RKO, Warner Brothers, Fox, and Loew’s Incorporated. Again, during that time, they controlled the development, production, and distribution of films which lead to the studio system. The Paramount decision, stemming from the United States Supreme Court Hollywood Antitrust Case…

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    Institutional Racism Over the last century, America has taken legislative action to prevent acts of racism and discrimination from penetrating society. Laws such as the 1964 civil rights act were established to provide equal treatment to all, regardless of race, gender or ethnic background. In 1954 the Supreme court ruled on the case, “Brown V Board of Education” stating “We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of 'separate but equal ' has no place. Separate…

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    As the world is changing and technology is becoming greater, global business is becoming more of a common phenomenon; this is causing globalization to impact the video game industry more than ever. Being an avid gamer and owning, at least, one system from the major brands today, (Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft) it seemed like a fascinating idea to dive into the world of video games and take a look at them from a more business standpoint. From development to gameplay, countries from all around…

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    that assumption was flawed. Now, America is once again threatened by monopolies. Most people do not notice, but many companies are still being broken up after being charged with monopolizing; a variety of companies, from Starbucks to Microsoft, have been accused. In 2000, Microsoft was accused of using its monopoly over its Windows Operating System to force consumers to use its browser, rather than that of Netscape. (Microsoft’s Illegal Monopoly). In preventing manufacturers from using other…

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    that protected speech recognition software in the United States. Similarly, Microsoft, an American multinational technology company, created code to make a computer program that also recognized speech, but instead decided to sell it in foreign countries. Essentially, Microsoft found a complex loophole in Section 271(f) of the United States’ Patent Act and was eventually able to legally sell their speech recognition program in foreign countries. However, AT&T believed Microsoft to be held liable…

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