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Why is it so vitally important to include women when working with developing countries in the process of eradicating poverty? Why are women a key actor in the development cooperation? To my mind, poverty can never be overcome, if women are being left behind, if women are not being empowered. To my...

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               The article “The Big Plan That Could Bring an Electric Car to Your Garage” written by Kristine Wong speaks of the installation of electric car charging stations across California. Pacific Gas and Electric plans to put this plan into motion by 2018 and have it completed by 2025. PG...

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ad.nauseam in Media Ethics (Section 09)
February 10, 2015
Just the words “money manager” or “investment bank” bring to mind images of liars, cheaters, and connivers. Perhaps the greatest depiction of this utter lack of morality came in the winter of 2007, when the Great Recession began. This marked the beginning of the most severe global economic meltdown...

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g_smith in Media Ethics (Section 10)
February 10, 2015
To Photoshop or not is a moral dilemma that many professionals in the marketing industry face. It’s expected of them and according to Dan Strasser, handing in an untouched photo to a client would elicit a negative reaction (1). Particularly in fashion and beauty, the majority of images are...

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guru in Media Ethics (Section 09)
February 10, 2015
            In the world of business ethics, the topic of intellectual property has become a true hot-button issue. In an economy where ideas are of increasing value over tangible resources, the theft of these ideas is now a punishable offence. As widespread as the discussion of this issue is today...

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Emma Raven in Media Ethics (Section 09)
February 10, 2015
Is killing wrong? Many people’s consciences would tell them that it is. But the question becomes more difficult to answer when the victims are animals, especially when the end goal is something other than food. Some ethical frameworks maintain that killing or harming animals is wrong, whereas...

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Politicians and civil servants are often in contact with sensitive information that is, in many cases, classified. In the US alone, 4.9 million people have access to classified documents (Knefel, par. 4). If classified information does not respect someone's ethical values, should (s)he tell it to...

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Abortion: bringing it up is often enough to get people to take up arms and prepare for verbal warfare. However, it is important to look at the matter from a neutral and truly open-minded point of view in order to allow for any constructive dialogue. Since this is a very complex topic, it is...

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In today’s modern society, most consumer products are produced in factories located in foreign countries like China.  But what if I were to tell you that now you could produce the same products in the comfort of your own home. 3D printing is an additive process in which an object is created from a...

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123456 in Media Ethics (Section 07)
February 8, 2015
Assisted suicide has been a controversial topic in Canada for decades. Up until now, although removing a patient from life support (with their consent) has been considered legal, it has been determined illegal in Canada to help a person end their life, although some provincial legislations have...

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Student Writing

Last few months I have read a lot of quite unpleasant and critical articles and comments about my generation, the generation Y, millennials (the people born in 1980s and 1990s [1]) or in the Czech Republic also known as the “Havel’s children”, in the Czech online media (e. g. [2], [3]).

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It is clear that Ocean Acidification (OA) is a chemical process, but there are also biological impacts associated with this phenomenon. There are marine organisms classified as calcifying organisms. These organisms rely on carbonate to build and maintain their calcium carbonate skeletons. Some of these organisms include corals and plankton. Where the acidity of the water increases the pH decreases and these organisms can’t function properly.

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Freedom?  

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  A few months ago in the Changing Welfare; Changing States course, we had a Skype “interview” with a New Zealand citizen (if I am not mistaken), who has been living in Japan for the last 25 years and is also married to a Japanese woman. He dealt under his personal opinion with different issues Japan is facing nowadays such as no public debate on politics (government’s policies) or the aging population. I will focus on the late one to develop my article.

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It is obvious that the effect of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PCPs) on aquatic ecosystems is prevalent. As I mentioned in my last post (Pharmaceuticals and PCPs: The Demise of Aquatic Ecosystems?), researchers are already trying to find a way to prevent and combat the pollutants before they enter the water. Unfortunately, much of this research is new and has not been implemented in wastewater treatment facilities. These chemicals are known to bioaccumulate in the tissues of aquatic organisms, and the effects on these individuals are shown by the following studies.

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               In the history classroom, film has great purpose in the way that it provides a platform for discussion and interpretation that may not be accessible any other way. For this unit in particular, we have talked a lot about subjectivity, propaganda, and what it really means for something to be viewed as historically accurate or inaccurate. Additionally, we have discussed the idea of historical films playing a great role in the construction of events.

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            It is often hard to find a film based on a historical event that doesn’t have its share of inaccuracies. That being said, “The Battle of Algiers” is often praised as being uncannily accurate in its portrayal of the Algerian War of Independence.  

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Two animal right activist from the United-States face 10 years of prison and a title of terrorist after being caught releasing mink and foxes from a fur farms. They face charges under the 2006 law where damaging property or profit line of animal businesses can carry terrorism conviction, all without any violence. Kevin Johnson and Tyler Lang will plead for the federal charges to be dismissed. The lawyer of the two defendants claims that the use of the concept of terrorism is not appropriate and is use to stop free speech.

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Education Debate This “Super-post” will be about the education in Quebec in comparison with the education in USA. To write this post I used four different sources to have the complete description of how is the education system and I also needed the cost of the fees to give you a better idea about the education system and advantages in both countries.  

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Open Your Eyes

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