Saturday, February 8, 2020
Dissertation Weekly Progress Report - Coursework Example I also found Paivarinta & Saebo (2008) which discussed another quality of democracy which enlightened me some more. It takes time to discover new information worth adding. Some books donÃ¢â¬â¢t show all pages. This took me another one (1) hour to find and write about. Search for some information about Oman was easier Thus for Chapter 2, the source (Ashrafi and Murtaza, 2008), and for Chapter 3-The Problem to be Solved, the Majlis AÃ¢â¬â¢Shura (2010) took only minutes to reach. What consumed my time was the composition of more contents using those references. Combined, I utilized another one (1) hour for this. To elaborate on the contents of Chapter 4-Breakdown of Task, some intense thinking was necessary, especially when it came to composing the draft contents of various tasks, There are many tasks involved. They had to be organized in their presentation. All these processes of thinking, organizing, and composing the contents of several pages took me two (2) hours. Attending to the drafting of Chapter 5- Project Deliverables and Chapter 6- Requirements made me think even further ahead about what might be the desirable outcome of the dissertation, aside from research work and literature reviews. The primary data is supposed to serve a purpose to confirm or negate the hypothesis. If findings affirm, then the project should deliver a recommended website and proposed structural framework showing how it should improve participation of the people in E-Government. But how this should look like still depends on discoveries. These thoughts consumed my mind for more than one (1) hour. Speaking of primary data gathering, Chapter 7- Legal, Ethical, Professional, and Social Issues, I decided to draft the contents of these as well since I was thinking of what Oman officials needed and how I was going to extract those information. The MPs are VIPs. They must be very busy. Pondering on these and writing the
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Philippine National Hero, Jose Rizal Essay This film pictures events and unknown facts about the life of the Philippine National Hero, Jose Rizal. When I am watching the film I understand the story clearer than reading it, the scenes played in the film made my mind and vision clearer. TheyÃ¢â¬â¢ve explain the life of Rizal clearly even though some information is not that important but still they are saying it for the studentÃ¢â¬â¢s or the viewer can understand more the life of Rizal. In watching the films IÃ¢â¬â¢ve realize the things that a man can do. The film started from Rizal telling what had been his life as a young boy was. Unlike any boy, Rizal came from a rich family which can be considered as principalia. His parents were considered to be a good example in their own ways. He had a big family with 10 siblings, nine sisters and one brother named Ponciano. Rizal was describe as a young boy whose eagerness to learn was of undeniable. At his young age of nine, he was asked to live in manila to study. He took entrance examinations and finally schooled at prestigious campuses in Manila by that time. He studied first at Ateneo de Manila University then continue it at University of Sto. Thomas. Rizal also continued his studies abroad and he was able to visit many countries. Rizal demonstrated great talent in literature, philosophy and also in arts. He received awards in some contests that he joined and successfully won the major ones at times. As a student, I can say that Rizal was very hard working and dedicated. He was an engineer, sculptor, painter, ophthalmologist and a writer. I canÃ¢â¬â¢t believe that a man can be that good, a man can do many things, and a man can defend his own country. He will not achieve all of that without his friends, of course.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Victorian Beliefs If I am asked whether I would choose to be descended from the poor animal of low intelligence and stooping gait who grins and chatters as we pass, or from a man endowed with great ability and a splendid position who should use these gifts to discredit and crush humble seekers after truth, I hesitate what answer to make. Thomas Henry Huxley, 1860 (Cruse 94) As related by Amy Cruse in The Victorians and Their Reading, these words by Thomas Henry Huxley served as a witty retort to the degrading comments of Darwin's foes. When examined closely, however, Huxley's statement can be recognized as a question of paramount importance-- a question that defines the core of the Victorian world. Neatly engraved between the lines of Huxley's reply lies the issue of belief. Huxley's belief in the pursuit of "truth" is evident, as is his belief regarding those who would hinder such a "humble" pursuit. Less evident, but nonetheless present, are the echoes of other important Victorian principles. As exemplified by Huxley's mention of apes, Darwin's belief in The Origin of Species was a vitally important aspect of Victorian thought. Traditional concerns, most notably religious conservatism, were inextricably linked to the revolutionary ideals of Victorian science. Interestingly, the dueling beliefs in science and religion were not necessarily diametrically opposed. Instead, both the pursuits of science and religion challenged Victorians to examine their beliefs regarding the natural world, God, and the meaning of their own humanity. Ã¢â¬Å"I see no good reason why the views given in this volume should shock the religious feelings of [anyone],Ã¢â¬ claimed Charles Darwin in reference to The Origin of Species(Hart 1). Despite DarwinÃ¢â¬â¢s protestations of theological benignity, however, many Victorians were indeed shocked by the idea of evolution. Cardinal Manning, speaking for the Roman Catholic populous of England, for instance, Ã¢â¬Å"denouncedÃ¢â¬ ¦[DarwinÃ¢â¬â¢s theory of evolution as] a brutal philosophyÃ¢â¬âto wit, there is no God, and the ape is our AdamÃ¢â¬ (Cruse 95). Similarly, Bishop Wilberforce, at an 1860 meeting of the British Association, ridiculed T. H. Huxley about his ancestry (94). In open contempt of The Origin of Species, Wilberforce asked Huxley, Ã¢â¬Å"whether it [was] through his grandfather or his grandmother that he claimed descent from Ã¢â¬Ëa venerable apeÃ¢â¬â¢?Ã¢â¬ (94). The ideas contained within the covers of The Origin of Species clearly challenged the beliefs of many Victorian Christians. Contrary to the protestations of Cardinal Manning and Bishop Wilberforce, however, Darwin viewed the theory of evolution as theologically sound.
Monday, January 13, 2020
The Theme of Ã¢â¬Å"A Worn PathÃ¢â¬ Charlotte Schroeder Ashford University 03/04/2013 ENG 125 Instructor Abby Forster In the short story Ã¢â¬Å"A Worn PathÃ¢â¬ , the author Eudora Welty, created a strong theme of undying love with an old woman and her grandson. The main character in this story is called Phoenix; she is an old woman that is narrated from the author trying to make a long journey down a worn path to bring her sick grandson medicine. She will not let anything get in her way from completing her mission and will not give up even though she is not a young puppy anymore.She is the last living relative to her young grandson and she keeps strong to fulfill his needs and keep him happy. The author uses great symbolism in the short story throughout the entire story. Religion, racism, and true love all play a key role in the theme of Ã¢â¬Å"A Worn PathÃ¢â¬ ; it has strong literary elements that take this story to higher limits. The story does not tell us where the mother i s, however shows us how strong Phoenix is in her journey with characters making us know how bad racism is and how God is strong with her in her mission.Anyone that has children would not stop at anything to save them; PhoenixÃ¢â¬â¢s journey down a worn path proves it. This story is about a grandmother, Phoenix, walking through treacherous woods to get some medicine for her grandson that is sick that may or may not help him. The story is told in the third-person, Ã¢â¬Å"Third-person point of view which occurs when the speaker is not a participant in the story. It has two forms: omniscient point of view and objective point of view. Ã¢â¬ (Cited in Clugston, 2010) The author uses a narrative approach with the main character; it shows her thoughts and feelings throughout the entire story.She speaks to herself with a single purpose, devotion to her grandson in the doctorÃ¢â¬â¢s clinic. She must get to him at no cost since she is poor. The storyÃ¢â¬â¢s theme is about undying love for a grandmother and grandson; it explains her struggles against aging since she has walked this path since the civil war. The narrative story expresses a lot of symbolic characters, first it starts with the name Phoenix which stands for the mythical creature that rises from its own ashes. Ã¢â¬Å"The use of symbolic characters throughout the story is explained.The author provides a critical interpretation and offers different meaning behind several elements. Ã¢â¬ (Cited in Clugston, 2010) Phoenix is faced with getting old and losing her mind, she is very afraid of it, but still carries on with the strength of God with her. Religion plays a key role to keeping her mind and strength strong and even beat racism with the characters she met along the way and interacts with. It starts with a cold month in December for the setting that makes you feel compassion for the main character and brings a thought of stagnation and sleeep.The storyÃ¢â¬â¢s author sets a picture in your head fir st, Ã¢â¬Å"The setting is rural, a cold, early morning in December in the South. Ã¢â¬ (Cited in Clugston, 2010) The main character is a Negro woman that is an old lady and has been through many life situations. The story uses settings to establish many points for the theme and details of wagon tracks used to tell us she is following a familiar path. Ã¢â¬Å"On she went. The woods were deep and still. The sun made the pine needles almost too bright to look at, up where the wind rocked. The cones dropped as light as feathers.Down in the hollow was morning dove- it was not too late for him. Ã¢â¬ )Cited in Clugston, 2010, Ã¢â¬Å"A Worn PathÃ¢â¬ , para. 3) This is the Ã¢â¬Å"easy partÃ¢â¬ of her new journey since she will face a hunter and a nurse along the way. She meets a white hunter with a dog; they represent external conflicts that she must deal with. The hunter helps her out of a ditch that she has fallen in, however irony is used since he puts a gun in her face that also resembles racism. She compares her bones to weeds springy enough not to have been broken by the fall into the ditch.The hunter speaks down to her since he thinks she is a crazy old black woman trying to go see Santa Clause for presents. She finds a nickel in her pocket, Ã¢â¬Å"God watching me the whole time. I come to stealing,Ã¢â¬ she knows that she must keep going with godÃ¢â¬â¢s help. However, she does not let this get her down since religion played a big role in her life and she has encountered much worse. Next, the author tells how Phoenix is feeling, Ã¢â¬Å"Seem like there is chains about my feet, time I get this farÃ¢â¬ , this symbolizes chains are like a struggle for her. Cited in Clugston, 2010, Ã¢â¬Å"A Worn PathÃ¢â¬ para. 10) She is faced with buzzards that symbolize death for her and oak trees that symbolize strength and wisdom since she was strong with life still. Ã¢â¬Å"She passed through the old cotton and went into a field of dead cornÃ¢â¬ , this showed how devoted her love was to pass through death defying places. (Cited in Clugston, 2010) Also, when she drank water, Ã¢â¬Å"In a ravine she went where a spring was silently flowing through a hollow log. Old Phoenix bent back and drankÃ¢â¬ , it symbolized a source of life and regeneration. Cited in Clugston, 2010, Ã¢â¬Å"A Worn PathÃ¢â¬ para. 14) All of these literary elements contributed to the short story and theme. When Phoenix arrives in the city she sees Christmas lights that are red, green, and silver that look like presents, which made religion come to play again. She encounters a nurse when she arrives finally to the doctorÃ¢â¬â¢s clinic. The nurse thinks that she is very poor and gives her another nickel to help her. All Phoenix wants is to see her grandson happy so she takes the two nickels and buys him a pinwheel to make him smile.Besides the medicine she has for him, she wanted to make him know he was loved and wanted to give a present. In the end the author made m e feel the undying love that a grandmother can have for her grandson. She took a hard path in spite of her old age to make her grandson get what he needed, medicine, and a smile. Her journey faced racism, religion, and death that she overcame with the love she had in her soul, it would not die even if she got hurt. The medicine did not work in the past for her sick grandson, however she thought it might help to cure him with love.Everyone that has experienced a motherÃ¢â¬â¢s love or grandmotherÃ¢â¬â¢s would know that they will not stop for anything to give their undying love. References A Worn Path, Edora Welty-Introduction. Critism. ED. Anna J. Sheets. Vol. 27 April, 2012 Retrieved from: http://www. enotes. com/worn-path-critcism/worn-path Clugston, R. W. (2010). Journey into literature. Retrieved from: https://content. ashford. edu Lappin, A. Studia Neophilologic June, 2012, Vol. 84 Issue 1, p33Retrieved from: http://www. ashford. edu/ehost/books
Sunday, January 5, 2020
The Second Amendment to the Constitution was adopted on December 15, 1791 protects the right for people to Ã¢â¬Å"keep and bear arms.Ã¢â¬ This issue is always a controversial topic not only around election time but becoming more and more a subject for conversation everywhere we go. Gun ownership in the U.S. has a tremendous high rate as well as gun violence. At least 270 million firearms are owned by Americans and found in 47% of homes. In 2015, an estimated 13,286 people were killed by guns and 26,819 injured. When it comes to the workplace, roughly 2 million employees are affected by some form of work place violence and is not always about work. Two-thirds of homicides in the U.S. are a result of personal relationship problems. MoralÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Employees do have the moral right to park their cars with guns in them as long as they are locked and out of the sight of someone walking by the vehicle to get in to the building. Some employees are leaving late and in the dark to an empty or secluded lot. I can understand the employers concern as well in that people often leave work mad or stressed and this could aggravate a possible assault. NRA Over the last several years there have been disagreements over peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s right to leave firearms locked in their vehicles. This issue began in 2002 in Oklahoma with the Weyerhaeuser corporation fired employees for having their guns on the company property. As a result of this, the Senate passed with a vote of 92-4 prohibiting Ã¢â¬Å"any rule or policyÃ¢â¬ and prohibiting the law-abiding citizens Ã¢â¬Å"from transporting and storing firearms in a locked vehicle.Ã¢â¬ I agree with the NRA that if companies start banning an employee from being able to have their guns in their vehicles would be like a wrecking ball to the Second Amendment. This would nullify my right to protect myself on my commute to and from work. I feel that laws are getting too involved in what companies can and cannot allow and things are becoming too technical. Most gun-related crimes are committed by non-employees. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics only 7% of the crimes are committed by currentShow MoreRelatedThe Second Amendment Of The United States1725 Words Ã |Ã 7 PagesÃ¢â¬Å"Americans are deeply divided over the Second Amendment. Some passionately assert that the Amendment protects an individualÃ¢â¬â¢s right to own guns. Others, that it does no more than protect the right of states to maintain militiasÃ¢â¬ (Cornell). The Second Amendment of the constitution gives citizens the right to bear arms, and is therefore one of the most important laws of the nation. This amendment holds an important value to our nation because, it prevents tyranny but, it also protects, spreads, andRead MoreThe Second Amendment Of The United States874 Words Ã |Ã 4 PagesWhen comes to the second questionÃ¢â¬â¢s answer; the citizens of the United States take power from the Second Amendment of the Constitution to get a gun. Second Amendment of the United States that was adopted in 1791 emphasizes, Ã¢â¬Å"Every individual was granted the right of gun ownership and bearing gunÃ¢â¬ (Diaz, 54). For those citizens who want to buy a gun can put their constitutional rights forward so that all barriers can easily be eliminated in front of owning a gun. People may want to have a gun dueRead MoreThe Second Amendment Of The United States1367 Words Ã |Ã 6 Pagesinterpreting the Second Amendment date back to the turn of the twentieth century because so many viewpoints and regulations have accumulated; it is all in the manner of which interpretation citizens subscribe to- loose verses strict interpretation. Due to the controversies, certain gun regulations have been enacted and fears have risen because of this. In the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, it states, Ã¢â¬Å"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, theRead MoreThe Second Amendment Of The United States1472 Words Ã |Ã 6 PagesGun Control The Second Amendment of the constitution of the United States was adopted on December 15, 1791. Ã¢â¬Å"A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringedÃ¢â¬ (Gun Control Laws). 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The fourth amendment which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures, or the first amendment which protects free speech, or the fifth amendment which protects you from self incriminationRead MoreThe Second Amendment Of The United States1513 Words Ã |Ã 7 PagesThe Fourth Amendment states in part Ã¢â¬Å"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violatedÃ¢â¬ ¦.Ã¢â¬ 14 United States Code 89 gives the U.S. Coast Guard authority to board, inspect, or seize any U.S. vessel on the high seas or in U.S. territorial waters. The Supreme Court has ruled not every searc h or seizure requires probable cause or a search warrant, however, these are the exception to the rule. The CoastRead MoreThe Second Amendment Of The United States1666 Words Ã |Ã 7 PagesIntroduction The fourth amendment of the United States Bill of Rights states that Ã¢â¬Å"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.Ã¢â¬ (Ã¢â¬Å"Bill of RightsÃ¢â¬ ). Within the text of this amendment, the word Ã¢â¬ËunreasonableÃ¢â¬â¢ is oneRead MoreThe Second Amendment Of The United States Constitution1774 Words Ã |Ã 8 Pagesfamily. It is not the duty of the federal government to dictate what a citizen chooses to legally defend themselves with. The second amendment of the United States Constitution was ratified on the 15 of December, 1791 and was drafted by future president James Madison. 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Saturday, December 28, 2019
In about 7200 B.C., a settlement, Catal Hoyuk (Ãâ¡atal HÃ ¼yÃ ¼k), developed in Anatolia, south-central Turkey. About 6000 Neolithic people lived there, in fortifications of linked, rectangular, mud-brick buildings. The inhabitants mainly hunted or gathered their food, but they also raised animals and stored surplus grains. Until recently, however, it was thought the earliest civilizations began somewhat further south, in Sumer. Sumer was the site of what is sometimes called an urban revolution affecting the entire Near East, lasting about a millennium, and leading to changes in government, technology, the economy, and culture, as well as urbanization, according to Van de Mieroop A History of the Ancient Neareast. Sumers Natural Resources For civilization to develop, the land must be fertile enough to support an expanding population. Not only did early populations need a soil rich in nutrients, but also water. Egypt and Mesopotamia (literally, the land between rivers), blessed with just such life-sustaining rivers, are sometimes referred to together as the Fertile Crescent. The 2 rivers Mesopotamia lay between were the Tigris and the Euphrates. Sumer came to be the name of the southern area near where the Tigris and Euphrates emptied into the Persian Gulf. Population Growth in Sumer When the Sumerians arrived in the 4th millennium B.C. they found two groups of people, the one referred to by archaeologists as Ubaidians and the other, an unidentified Semitic people. This is a point of contention Samuel Noah Kramer discusses in New Light on the Early History of the Ancient Near East, American Journal of Archaeology, (1948), pp. 156-164. Van de Mieroop says the rapid growth of the population in southern Mesopotamia may have been the result of semi-nomadic people in the area settling down. In the next couple of centuries, the Sumerians developed technology and trade, while they increased in population. By perhaps 3800 they were the dominant group in the area. At least a dozen city-states developed, including Ur (with a population of maybe 24,000, like most population figures from the ancient world, this is a guess), Uruk, Kish, and Lagash. Sumers Self-Sufficiency Gave Way to Specialization The expanding urban area was made up of a variety of ecological niches, out of which came fishermen, farmers, gardeners, hunters, and herdsmen [Van de Mieroop]. This put an end to self-sufficiency and instead prompted specialization and trade, which was facilitated by authorities within a city. The authority was based on shared religious beliefs and centered on the temple complexes. Sumers Trade Led to Writing With an increase in trade, the Sumerians needed to keep records. The Sumerians may have learned the rudiments of writing from their predecessors, but they enhanced it. Their counting marks, made on clay tablets, were wedge-shaped indentations known as cuneiform (from cuneus, meaning wedge). The Sumerians also developed monarchy, the wooden wheel to help draw their carts, the plow for agriculture, and the oar for their ships. In time, another Semitic group, the Akkadians, migrated from the Arabian Peninsula to the area of the Sumerian city-states. The Sumerians gradually came under the political control of the Akkadians, while simultaneously the Akkadians adopted elements of the Sumerian law, government, religion, literature, and writing. Sources (http://loki.stockton.edu/~gilmorew/consorti/1anear.htm) The Middle East Inner Asia: A World Wide Web Research Institute(http://www.art-arena.com/iran1.html) MapBlack and white map shows the Near East from 6000-4000 B.C.(http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/MESO/SUMER.HTM) The SumeriansClear, well-written history of the Sumerians, from Richard Hookers World Cultures Site.(http://www.eurekanet.com/~fesmitha/h1/ch01.htm) Genesis in SumerFrank Smithas chapter on the Sumerians includes information on education, religion, slavery, the role of women, and more. [Now at Sumer]
Thursday, December 19, 2019
The Vietnam War During the Vietnam War, United States involvement was for personal reasons and fear of communism. Neither the United States or the Soviet Union should have been involved. The War was just used as a cover up for the actual silent, passive aggressive war between the United States and the Soviet. The Vietnam war was started by the North Ã¢â¬Å"Viet CongÃ¢â¬ and their desire to unify Vietnam under communist rule. The South was against communism, making tensions grow until eventually, a war broke out on November 1, 1955. Five years later in the 1960s, the war was escalated with the involvement of foreign countries. While the North was supported by its communist allies such as China and the Soviet Union. The South was supported by the United States of America. The Americans wanted to halt or prolong the spread of communism. The Ã¢â¬Å"domino theoryÃ¢â¬ compelled the U.S. to get involved as soon as possible because if not, the rest of Asia would fall to communism like Ã¢â¬Å"dominoesÃ ¢â¬ . The U.S. involvement only started with Eisenhower administration when Vietnam split in half. This action of the United States was only for their own well being and their main goal was not for the good of Vietnam. During this time period the Vietnamese had just united and established the state of Vietnam. The war ended up lasting 9 years with long periods of bitter guerrilla warfare in the rugged jungles of Vietnam which would eventually result in the victory of the North and longed unification of VietnamShow MoreRelatedThe Soviet Union Of The Vietnam War1284 Words Ã |Ã 6 PagesThroughout history, humans have tried to perfect government. Many wars have been started by world powers trying to force their faulty government upon others. 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Furthermore, when they did get involved they each did so to varying degrees. The USA seemed to be much more motivated and interested