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Captain of Industry Position Paper

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Captain of Industry Position Paper
September 29, 2014
1B
Andrew Carnegie went from nothing to everything in the span of his 84-year life. Some people think that he was a horrible person for how he treated his workers, but others think that it balances with how much he gave back. I think that not only was what he did with all his money truly amazing, but also he worked hard for the money he had. Nothing was given to Carnegie. He started out as a poor Scottish immigrant then worked everyday to support his family, and by the end was the wealthiest man of his time.
Andrew Carnegie was born and raised in Scotland then moved to the United States in 1848, at the age of 13. His father was a craftsman and refused to waste his talent by working in a factory so it was up to Andrew to provide for his family. He worked hard for very low pay. With every job he had he became more successful, he was never content with an average position. In his work at the railroad, Carnegie made investments that paid off. He started his own businesses working with Steel, a new industry for that time. He is often created for the creation of the Steel Industry. He not only started the industry but also turned into a monopoly that he controlled.
Andrew Carnegie did indeed treat his workers poorly with bad factory conditions and low pay, they suffered while they worked but his gifts to the community after the money was made were so large I think this made up for it. He justified this by using maximum efficiency for maximum profit. For example, once he purchased a machine that his workers figured out that cost too much for how much it would give Carnegie, so Carnegie told the worker to tear it down and build a new one more effective.
I believe that the end does indeed justify the means of getting there, Carnegie gave huge amounts of money back into the community for the benefit of everyone not only the wealthy. He did use some of the money he earned for personal reasons like buying…

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Miller

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iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii6.1 Insightful exploratory response to task
6.2 Insightful exploratory response to text
6.3 Close analysis of detail to support interpretation
6.4 Evaluation of the writer?s uses of language and/or structure and/or form and effects on readers/audience
6.5 Convincing/imaginative interpretation of ideas/themes
Information is presented clearly and accurately. Writing is fluent and focused. Syntax and spelling are used with a high degree of accuracy.6.1 Insightful exploratory response to task
6.2 Insightful exploratory response to text
6.3 Close analysis of detail to support interpretation
6.4 Evaluation of the writer?s uses of language and/or structure and/or form and effects on readers/audience
6.5 Convincing/imaginative interpretation of ideas/themes
Information is presented clearly and accurately. Writing is fluent and focused. Syntax and spelling are used with a high degree of accuracy.
Mark Band 5
21-25 marks
Candidates demonstrate:
5.1 Exploratory response to task
5.2 Exploratory response to text
5.3 Analytical use of details to support interpretation
5.4 Analysis of writer?s uses of language and/or structure and/or form and effects on readers/audience
5.5 Exploration of ideas/themes
Structure and style are used effectively6.1 Insightful exploratory response to task
6.2 Insightful exploratory response to text
6.3 Close analysis of detail to support interpretation
6.4 Evaluation of the writer?s uses of language and/or structure and/or form and effects on readers/audience
6.5 Convincing/imaginative interpretation of ideas/themes
Information is presented clearly and accurately. Writing is fluent and focused. Syntax and spelling are used with a high degree of accuracy.
Mark Band 5
21-25 marks
Candidates demonstrate:
5.1 Exploratory response to task
5.2 Exploratory response to text
5.3 Analytical use of details to support interpretation
5.4 Analysis of…

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accountability

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Webster’s dictionary describes accountability as “the state of being accountable, liable, or answerable” and the DOD describes it as “The obligation imposed by law or lawful order or regulation on an officer or other person for keeping accurate record of property, documents, or funds. The person having this obligation may or may not have actual possession of the property, documents, or funds. Accountability is concerned primarily with records, while responsibility is concerned primarily with custody, care, and safekeeping” and responsibility as “the state or fact of being responsible” respectability. While some actions may be responsible, you are always held accountable for the outcome of such. Accountability can also be described as being dependable. By being dependable, soldiers arrive to work and appointments on time, meet deadlines, arrive at the right place at the right time, and always do the right thing at the right time. Morning formation is the most important formation of the day. It is vital to maintain accountability of everyone and to put out any pertinent information that is necessary to soldiers. Without accountability formation, it would be difficult for the command to fully brief soldiers about the day’s activities or important information. Accountability refers to the obligation of an individual to report formally to his superior for the proper discharge of his responsibility. The person who accepts responsibility is accountable for the performance of the assigned duties. To be accountable is to be answerable for one’s conduct in respect. Responsibility is the obligation to perform assigned tasks; accountability is the reporting of performance. Accountability in the workplace is defined as doing the right thing consistently, day in and day out, in tasks, relationship interactions to fulfill or further the mission of the organization. Accountability also ties closely to the 7 Army Values, most notably Duty. Duty is defined as fulfilling your…

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Affirmative Action

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Affirmative action or positive discrimination is the policy of favoring members of a disadvantaged group who are perceived to suffer from discrimination within a culture.
The nature of positive discrimination policies varies from region to region. Some countries, such as India, use a quota system, whereby a certain percentage of jobs or school vacancies must be set aside for members of a certain group. In some other regions, specific quotas do not exist; instead, members of minorities are given preference in selection processes.
Origins
The term “affirmative action” was first used in the United States in Executive Order 10925 and was signed by President John F. Kennedy on 6 March 1961. It was used to promote actions that achieve non-discrimination. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued Executive Order 11246 which required government employers to take “affirmative action” to “hire without regard to race, religion and national origin”.
In 1967, sex was added to the anti-discrimination list.
Purpose
Affirmative action is intended to promote the opportunities of defined minority groups within a society to give them equal access to that of the privileged majority population.
It is often instituted for government and educational settings to ensure that certain designated “minority groups” within a society are included “in all programs”.
The stated justification for affirmative action by its proponents is that it helps to compensate for past discrimination, persecution or exploitation by the ruling class of a culture, and to address existing discrimination.
Women
Several different studies investigated the effect of affirmative action on women. Kurtulus in her review of affirmative action and the occupational advancement of minorities and women during 1973-2003 showed that the effect of affirmative action on advancing black, Hispanic, and white women into management, professional, and technical occupations occurred primarily during the 1970s and…

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crj 306

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Parties and Pretrial Procedure
Joe Cantu
CRJ 306
Instructor: Erin Ramey
September 8, 2014
Parties and Pretrial Procedure
Most of the work done within the criminal justice system will never be seen by the general public. The reality is there is much to do behind closed doors. Meetings take place, investigations go on, pleas are made,deals are set, and this is usually all done before a trial even takes place. The criminal case is an important element of the criminal justice system with much of the responsibility riding in the hands of the prosecutor. This paper will go over the roles and duties of the prosecutor with contrast of building a case against a defendant, as well as my personal views on the morality of the justice system in America.
The work of a prosecutor is never dull. As soon as a docket is placed in front of him/her there is a choice to be made. In the federal system and in all but two states, prosecutors must present the evidence to a grand jury. Grand juries are used to bring charges against persons who are believed to have committed crimes. Grand juries are the first step in a criminal court case. Their sole purpose is to determine if there is probable cause for an actual case to go to trial(Berson, 2004). A prosecutor may choose to go to trial even if a grand jury says that there is not enough evidence, but it will only make his/her case that much harder to prove to a trial judge. A grand jury differs from a traditional jury in a number of ways. First, there are more members of a grand jury, compared to the six to twelve in a court room jury(Berson, 2004). Secondly, a unanimous verdict does not have to be reached by a grand jury, only a supermajority such as 2/3s or 3/4ths. Next, the setting that the grand jury is in is much more relaxed. They are able to hear any and all evidence provided by the prosecution. There are no lawyers other than the prosecutor allowed and no…

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Coming of Age in The House on Mango Street

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In Sandra Cisneros’ novel, The House on Mango Street, the main character, Esperanza, has many experiences on Mango Street that contribute to her growth and development as she comes of age. Esperanza’s maturity arises due to her exposure and difficulties in different aspects of her life. These include learning about her identity as a Mexican-American, understanding her role and expectations as a woman, and living in a lower class position. These struggles result in the developing maturity of Esperanza.
According to Dr. Tim Elmore of Growing Leaders, there are seven characteristics of maturity. The first identifier is that they are able to commit to something and complete it, also known as maturity. Signs two and three cover humility, and four includes values. Five is the ability to have gratitude for things big and little. Six is being able to put others before themselves and seven is a search for wisdom, and knowledge that they don’t have all the answers (Elmore “Artificial Maturity”). In this book it is apparent that Esperanza has many of these identifying traits that are difficult for even adults to master.
One of the first trails Esperanza is confronted with is the difficulty of being a minority. Esperanza comes from Latino decent. Early in the book when Esperanza tries to make friends she faces discrimination that she can barely understand (Trinh Moser, and West 223). Her best friend ‘until Tuesday’, Cathy, will be moving soon due to ‘the neighborhood getting bad’. This is because of ‘people like (her family) moving in’. This discrimination takes her best friend, and will lead her to the realization that ‘people like us’ are considered different because of their ethnicity. This is especially noted in the chapter “Those Who Don’t” which is about Esperanza taking note of outsiders who come into her neighborhood and her being afraid of getting stabbed, or particular characters who look scary. Esperanza and everyone else know that there is nothing to be afraid…

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islam

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Faith and Reason in Islam’s Religion
Islam is one of the strictest and hardest religions in the universe. Being a Muslim is not easy. There are so many rules and policies to follow. Not all Muslim people can follow their religion because it is so hard. You don’t have many choices in your life; for example a man can go out at night and come home next day it’s not a big deal, but if a woman goes out at night and doesn’t come home before the day is over she could be in a really big trouble. In some countries, because of that the girl will be killed. It is especially hard for women because men have more power than women do in a family and outside of family. In some Islamic countries, the husband treats a wife like a slave. A wife can’t do anything about it because she doesn’t have any power. One of the most important rules in Islam is that a Muslim woman can’t get married to a non-Muslim man. This is the hardest rule to follow because not all women have control of their hearts. What if she falls in love with a non- Muslim? A woman should have control to be with whom she loves.
As for my personal experience as a Muslim girl, I dated a Catholic boy for three years. I lived in Vermont and he lived 30 minutes away from my house. I was a young girl who didn’t know much about the restrictions in my religion, so I dated him. My parents didn’t know about it until my last year of high school. We loved each other so much that I don’t have enough words to explain it. He asked me to marry him during our last year of my high school, but my parents disagreed when I told them about it. It was a heartbreaking day when I had to say goodbye to him with my big tears. (I just hated it). My parents were in Ohio; they came to VT and took me away from him to OH, and they married me to a person that I have never seen before. My parents broke us up because I am a Muslim girl, so I can’t get married to a Catholic boy. I was only 19 years old. It was a big problem to them and to their…

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Driving while intoxicated

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Driving while intoxicatedAlcohol intoxicates the body and prevents a person from thinking smart.
More than 16,000 people are killed every year due to drunken driving
accidents. Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is a felony offense,
often resulting in 4-5 years on first time charges. The biggest myth and
mistake you can make while driving drunk is thinking that you can learn to
drive drunk, Alcohol impairs your ability to handle surprises. Even at low
speeds, a sudden roadblock, detour, or even a deer can cause you to lose
control of the car. During a long drive drunken drives or even non
intoxicated drivers wander off to different place in their mind causing them
to drive into other vehicles passing by. The alcohol relaxes mind and body,
and the repetition of the landscape and highway features often lulls even
sober drivers into distraction. Having an open container of alcohol in your
car while you’re driving is against the law. Depending on the state you live
in, and whether or not this is your first time will determine if the crime is a
felony or misdemeanor. Play it safe while getting in a car, stay sober
because over 40 % of accidents are alcohol related. And try not to drive out
at night even after 1 beer because 85% of alcohol accidents in America
happen at night rather than during the day. Even 1 beer my impair your
ability to react and think straight some accidents happen with a BAC of just
0.08 and more. If you ever spot a DRUNK driver pick up the phone and dial
911 immediately don’t wait for them to accidently kill someone or get in an
accident.
Work cited
http://dui.lifetips.com/cat/61352/drunk-driving-facts-stats/index.html

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STUDENT BRAHG

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STUDENT SELF-EVALUATION1. My favorite course throughout high school has always been math, specifically Algebra and Algebra II with Trigonometry. They are my favorite courses because they pose a challenge and allow me to learn from my mistakes. No matter what level the course is, there are difficulties, whether it is determining which formula to use or even coming to a simple solution. With those challenges, you have to work and think critically to achieve an answer. It is not simply memorizing and reciting. Although I may not get every answer correct, having the chance to work the muscles of my mind is what keeps me engaged in the curriculum. In addition when my answer is incorrect, I revise my work to find where I made a mistake and try my best to correct it. These challenges allow me to think critically therefore providing a great window to apply these skills to other classes.2. The best compliment I have ever received was honest and two sided. One day I was fighting with my father, being disrespectful and out of line, for no reason other than but middle school angst. In the midst of the hurricane he stopped yelling for a moment, looked me in straight in the eye and said, “You’re smart kid, but you let it get to your head.” Although this is not the traditional compliment, it resonated with me. The nature of this compliment and the fact that it was my father who made the comment really helped me see the importance of it. I realized no matter how intelligent, wealthy, or powerful a person is, if their ego outgrows them, they will not benefit from that intelligence, wealth, or power at all, but it may deter you from reaching even higher levels of success.3. My biggest accomplishment is having attended the Stanford and Harvard University summer programs. Being able to participate in these programs involved a great deal of hard work and dedication however was worth it in the end. These programs, specifically Harvard, provided me with amazing…

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importance of time

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Importance Of Following OrdersThe main reason for this essay is because I did not followout proper orders and was not at the correct place of duty for accountability of my person on two consecutive occasions. Regardless of my reasons for absence, there is no excuse big enough or serious not to make it on time to formation or at minimum give a courtesy call to my chain of command. I want to be an excellent soldier and I want to excel in the military. 1st sergeant would no doubt call this repeated action laziness, irresponsibility, and un-leadership like qualities that of which have neither the right to stake a claim of existence within nor to continue residing in the army. However, as I may or may not have said before I’d like to stay and continue my rigorous journey up the treacherous road of leadership. The first step I need to put into action is making sure I am always accounted for which in turn means I am on time for place of duty if not fifteen or more minutes prior to the specified time. This is a simple task that is easy and painless to follow through on, and it will be accomplished.
On a separate chord but the same note, the word punctuality comes to mind. Its definition through the dictionary is “acting or arriving exactly at the time appointed; prompt. Punctuality shows that you are responsible, trustworthy, and can follow directions. Punctuality isn’t just a hidden value that the army requires, but also a good personal trait that is a reflection of a person’s character; it shows that you have person integrity and self-discipline. Under the rigid and disciplined structure of military life, there is no margin for error. The slightest modicum of hesitation or procrastination can result in the tragic loss of innumerable lives. There are many circumstances where a failure to be prompt could have dire consequences. Under certain circumstances, not arriving for guard duty at the designated time could allow a breach of security that…

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