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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent government agency created in 1934 to regulate the nation’s public airwaves and communications system. Its commissioners, who are appointed by the U.S. president to serve five-year terms, have the power to grant and revoke licenses to radio and television stations. For decades the FCC has used its control of the public airwaves to impose various rules restricting media ownership. A 1941 rule barred companies from owning more than a handful of television stations. A 1970 FCC rule barred companies from owning radio and TV stations in the same market, while in 1975 the FCC banned cross-ownership of a newspaper and broadcast outlet in the same market. The rationale behind...
Illegal Drugs: What types of drugs are considered to be in the Schedule 1 category?
Schedule 1 drugs are the drugs that are considered to be the most dangerous drugs for human beings. These are the drugs that may not be possessed, manufactured, or distributed in almost any circumstances in the United States. In order for a drug to be classified in Schedule 1, it must meet the following criteria:
First, these drugs must not have any currently accepted medical use. This criterion is one reason why there is controversy over the fact that marijuana is listed in Schedule 1. There are many who feel that marijuana has medical uses and therefore should not be in this schedule.
Second, these drugs must have a high potential for abuse. That means, for example, that they must be addictive and harmful to...
The Civil Rights Movement
Social Sciences: List the advantages and disadvantages of globalization.Answer should be in...
Advantages of Globalization:
- Resources of different countries are used for producing goods and services they are able to do most efficiently.
- Consumers to get much wider variety of products to choose from.
- Consumers get the product they want at more competitive prices.
- Companies are able to procure input goods and services required at most competitive prices.
- Companies get get access to much wider markets
- It promotes understanding and goodwill among different countries.
- Businesses and investors get much wider opportunities for investment.
- Adverse impact of fluctuations in agricultural productions in one area can be reduced by pooling of production of different...
Africa Jeopardy Review Game (Power Point)
Social Sciences, Christianity, Roman Catholic, Issues in Science and Religion, Roman...
First let's define what is social theology and what is its purpose in the field of social science research.
Social theology is a concept that dates back to 1965. It is mainly a Catholic church-based concept because it was first published in what is known as the Modern World Constitution of the Church as dictated by the Vatican Council II, titled Gaudium et Spes.
The first tenet of the Gaudium is that all social injustice suffered by mankind is the church's business. The church places itself as the House of Mercy of the destitute and holds itself accountable for their well-being.
“the joys and hopes, the griefs and anguish of the people of our time, especially of those who are poor...
Conserving the Environment
When Congress passed the Endangered Species Act in 1973, it declared that endangered wildlife and plants are of “esthetic, ecological, educational, historical, recreational and scientific value.” Supporters of the law continue to stress the value of individual species. But critics complain that the benefits of protecting species are outweighed by the costs in actual spending, economic disruption and political discontent.
Biodiversity Is Valuable
Biologists write broadly about the benefits of biodiversity in both concrete and less tangible ways. “Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it,” Edward O. Wilson, the celebrated Harvard entomologist, writes in his influential 1993...
Social Sciences: What are the advantages and disadvantages of computers?
The advantages of computers are quite clear. With computers, you can ask this question and I can answer it. That helps both of us. With computers and the internet, businesses can sell their products to people far from where they are. Computers can be used to help create and test new products.
The disadvantages of computers are harder to see. Somer are environmental. Computers use a great deal of electricity and they can be dangerous when disposed of improperly. Some disadvantges are social -- things like child pornography and stalking are made easier by the internet.
French Revolution, The
Article abstract: At issue: Control of France, commoners’ rights. Result: The supporters and the opponents of the revolution were in an almost constant state of warfare, with both sides committing many atrocities. Fear of renewed violence and disorder was one of the main reasons that many Frenchmen welcomed Napoleon’s seizure of power in 1799.
The French Revolution began after King Louis XVI announced a meeting of the Estates-Général, a representative institution, to deal with the government’s financial crisis. The institution was historically divided into three estates: clergymen made up the first estate, noblemen the second, and the rest of the people the third. When the...
Schindler's List Video Questions
While studying the Holocaust and WWII I show Schindler's list and these are the questions students need to answer. Make sure you hand out permission forms for this movie, and any student that cannot view the movie should have a alternative activity. I do have a alternative activity also on this site.
Sociology and Psychoanalysis/Sociopsychoanalysis
Sociology is the methodological study of social facts, processes, and actions. Depending on the author, it is a general nomothetic science of society (ile Durkheim), a science of the social forms resulting from the interaction among individuals (Georg Simmel), a discipline that strives to comprehend social activity (Max Weber), or "the living aspect, "the living aspect, the fleeting moment when society, or men, become sentimentally aware of themselves and of their relation to others" (Mauss M., 1923/1990, 80). Psychoanalysis is a method of investigating the individual psychic apparatus and a psychotherapeutic method that uses the transference that occurs during treatment as a powerful means of...
Social Sciences: How is success measured in society?
Different societies measure success in different ways. It is also true that different people within any given society can measure success differently. In the United States, many people measure success through wealth.
There are, of course, other measures of success. We might say that someone has been successful in life if they have managed to have a good family life and to be generally happy. We might say they have been successful if they are acknowledged to be good at their job, regardless of what that job is. However, most people would not think that even such people have been successful unless they have also achieved at least a modicum of wealth.
In the US, we are very concerned with money. We feel that...
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Social Sciences: What are some advantages and disadvantages of internet use for children and...
The internet can be both helpful and hindering to people of all ages.
For children, the internet provides a vast library of knowledge. Students literally have the world at their fingertips. Any topic can be researched at any time, day or night. The internet also makes learning the textbook content more interesting by offering games and short videos that students may watch and interact with.
For adults, it is still a wonderful resource for information about diseases, world news, parenting tips, and many other things. Again, adults, like children, can research any topic at any time. There are also games on the internet, as well as forums and groups, that cater to the interests of individuals. Many adults...
Foreigners come to Hawaii readings for Gallery Walk
I use these readings at different stations for a gallery walk activity.
Social Sciences: On balance, the world's population would benefit economically and...
This statement would likely be true in terms of economics, but political benefits, if any, would only be seen in the very long term.
In the short term, speaking a single language would be beneficial as soon as everyone was able to speak that language. There would no longer be time and resources lost on people trying to learn foreign languages. All people would be able to communicate with all other people, reducing barriers to trade between countries. These factors would mean that more resources would be available and trade would be easier. This would be economically beneficial.
Politically, however, there would likely be great animosity stirred up by this change at least for a while. People would be very angry...
9/11 Attacks on America
On September 11, 2001, four passenger planes were hijacked by terrorists. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City, causing huge fires that led to the collapse of the towers less than two hours later. One plane crashed into the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C. The last plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania; it is believed the hijackers had planned to also crash this plane into a building or landmark, but were foiled by the actions of the plane’s passengers. Many of these horrific events, including the second plane’s crash into the World Trade Center and the collapse of the towers, were witnessed live by millions of television viewers. It was by far the worst...
Social Sciences: What is globalization? Please list its advantages and disadvantages.
Globalization is the process where the economies of various countries in the world become more and more connected to one another. In a globalized economy, people from one country can buy goods quite easily from other countries. Nowadays, people in one country can even buy services from other countries (because of the internet a company can have accountants in India, for example, do its taxes).
The main advantage (economists say) is that people get more goods and services for a cheaper price. Instead of having to buy something made in America, I can buy the same thing made in China, but cheaper. That's good for me. You can also say globalization helps countries like China get richer and eventually that will mean...
The Detski Dom (Children's Home, also known as the Solidarity International Experimental Home) was a kind of boarding school and experimental laboratory designed to help model the future "new man," the builder of communism. It opened in August 1921 in the center of Moscow and shared with the Psychoanalytic Institute the magnificent former home of Stepan Ryabushinsky. Though Ivan Ermakov, president of the Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, was officially responsible for the home, Vera Schmidt ran day-to-day operations. During a period filled with revolutionary ideas, in the broadest sense of the term, an attempt was made to merge Freudianism and Marxism. For many of Ermakov's friends this involved...
Social Sciences: You work in an agency where employees transport clients in their cars (...
The first thing I would realize in this situation is that there is no way that I can let my friend stay at work. This is partly ethical as I would not want my friend to end up hurting our clients or other people by getting in a wreck while driving drunk. It is also partly about friendship. I am not doing my friend any favors if I let them drive drunk. My friend might get hurt while doing this. He might get arrested. Therefore, I can’t let him stay at work.
That’s the easy part. Now how do I get him home without him getting fired? I’ll try not to directly lie about it. First, I try to get my friend to do something to cover the smell of alcohol. Then I go ask my boss if I can take my friend home as he...