Sunday, May 24, 2020

Have You Touched Liquid Mercury

Mercury is a heavy, liquid metal. It used to be common in thermometers and other equipment. Have you ever touched mercury or been exposed to it? Were you fine or did you experience symptoms or exposure? Did you shrug it off or seek medical attention? Here are responses from readers: Info is exaggerated Mercury does not absorb through your skin instantly. Elemental mercury does absorb through your skin, but at a very slow pace (I really mean very slowly). As long as you dont expose your skin to the metal too much and you wash your hands after then you would be fine. If any mercury did absorb through your skin then because the amount will be so small then you would urinate it out leaving no mercury in your body meaning it wont build up to harmful amounts. In fact you could absorb more mercury by eating a can of tuna. Im not trying to build up a false sense of safety with this material, as its not something you should have out all the time. If you kept exposing yourself everyday even in small amounts could build to harmful amounts in the body, while if it you did it a couple of times a month then it wont build up. And as for the vapor, when the mercury is at room temp then the evaporation rate is only 0.063 ml per hour per cm squared of surface area exposed of mercury. — chris Played with Mercury My dads dad was an inventor type, and I once found a little bottle with mercury. I poured some out and was amazed. I had a hard time getting it picked up off the counter. I told my dad I found it and he told me not to mess with it and that it is toxic if exposed for a prolonged time. Mercury is dangerous, and you need to be cautious not to be exposed to it directly for long periods of time, but simply handling it is not going to make you drop dead. Its like cigarettes; deadly over long periods of exposure, but you arent going to die if you walk into a smoky bar and have a drink. — Marcus Things mess up!! When I was in primary school my science teacher told us that we should not touch mercury and do not break the thermometer. Instead she was the one who broke it and the mercury was spilled exactly on me all over my hands and maybe face, Im not sure as it happened too fast. I was too shock to take immediate action and so all Ive done is wash my hands thoroughly. Im not sure if that is enough. — croc beauty The Mercury Risk I have touched mercury back in the day, before it was regulated. It is fun stuff. We all know better now, but I do need to chime in on the actual risks. The risk from elemental mercury is ingestion and inhalation. Ingestion is a normal risk, similar to other toxic chemicals and cleaners, and it should not be eaten. The vapor pressure of mercury is so low at room temperature that there is very little risk of inhalation. If you wash your hands after handling, risks are very low. But if you drop a bit, it could become atomized, and inhalation risks go up considerably. Also, if it is heated, as in artisanal gold mining, the risks are high. So, I agree, when mercury is dropped or vaporizes, evacuate the building. The more problematic and more toxic form of mercury, methylmercury, bioaccumulates and can have serious health consequences, especially for the young and unborn. According to the Blacksmith Institute, 1/3rd of the mercury in the environment is due to artisanal gold mines. — jbd People once thought Hg was an elixir. Jack London used to rub it on himself in belief that it would cure him of illness. Needless to say, he did develop mercury poisoning, but that was over many years. So, I am sure touching it once wont hurt you at all. — Chris Hell ya It was probably the funniest thing I ever did and Im not brian damajed. — Player I did touch liquid Mercury It wasnt intentional or planned but when one of our thermometers in the lab was broken, we found it the right time to get the experience while we were trying to collect the small pieces. The experience of seeing the tiny pieces turned into a big one and break them again into tiny pieces was kind of interesting, if not amazing to us during our freshman year. — Elizabeth Kentucky I cant imagine there would be so many stupid people whom believe touching mercury would kill them. When I was in high school we spilled a pint bottle of mercury in the floor. We got down with notebook paper and scraped it up into pile and scooped it up and put in back in the bottle. None of us died, In fact most of us are now very well and over age of 75. Our local school broke a thermometer and the school was evacuated, closed and a chemical response team called in to clean up the mercury. It is ironic how fear mongering by the press and those out to make a dollar from unneeded actions has influenced the masses to leave their brains on off and look to a corrupt government for their salvation. — oldfellow Beautiful interesting element I played with it as a kid and in high school, but was never around fumes. Im now in my 60s, healthy and teaching. — crazylablady Loved those magical little beads! In grade school during the early 60s we were given mercury as a hands on experiment. Touch it and it bursts into tiny balls, round them up and they meld into one larger one. Im 56 and pretty darn healthy! I also remember getting a tube of gunk that you could squeeze out a blob, blow it up into a balloon and pinch shut. Probably was full of lead! How did we survive such unhealthy childhoods! — Ruthe For sure! When I was a grade-schooler, I belonged to an informal science club. We used to study various science topics and run low-cost experiments. One member had some mercury in a bottle that we put into a bowl and played with using our fingers, splitting it into smaller drops and then reuniting. We didnt realize then it wasnt a good idea! Maybe could account for some of my digestive problems now....? — Steve Mercury, lead, asbestos etc. I rubbed mercury on coins, made lead soldiers, and our home water pipes were lead. When I worked in a large lab for two years in my early twenties we mixed asbestos, flour, and water to insulate our equipment. The inside of our noses were white with asbestos. A friend of mine who had a similar background died two years ago from a heart attack unrelated to mercury. I am 80 with no known health problems. — Nomar Thermometers When I was a kid, back before there were spirit thermometers, the various oil companies and insurance companies used to mail out desk calendars with little thermometers on one side. I would collect as many as I could, break them open, and chase the globs of mercury around for hours, rolling it around in my hand and across the floor. I had amassed a sizable amount of Hg from several years of multiple calendars. The only warning I ever got was mom saying, Dont eat that stuff. — Rouxgaroux Mercury I am 80 so of course I touched mercury in chemistry lab. It was a great way to make silver dimes new and shiny. — C Bryant Moore A thief got it in the end. In high school chemistry, I accidentally got in on a blue birthstone ring that was gold. It turned it silver. It stayed like that until a thief stole it when I was in college. Luckily, it was not a very expensive ring nor something I wore much. We were playing with the mercury on our desks at our teachers suggestion when this occurred. There were no warnings about toxicity at the time (a long time ago). —NANCYJMG Mercury Yes, in fact I knew a guy who was trapped in a vessel of Hg up to his waist! His wellingtons where full and he could not move, before I helped to rescue him he fell over in 3 foot deep Hg. He didnt drown. He was fine after this, but his mercury urine levels where well over the safe limits. — david bradbury In Middle School I had some in the palm of my hand for about five minutes when I was in middle school. Knowing nothing about it I had no idea why my hand turned red. — Edgar Have I ever touched Mercury Darn betcha. It was every science teachers toy after blowing up magnesium in water. The danger in mercury is long term exposure to its vapor. Most chemistry rooms have a bead of Mercury flowing around their mop boards. Pull them up and wow, if the environmental agency saw that. I use to float a shot put in a half gallon of mercury until they sent in the boys from hazmat took my toy away. Now I just blow up magnesium. Anyone know where I can get some phosphorus? —epearsonjr Link Between Mercury and Depression? In primary school we each had some on our desk ALL the time to play with. When I worked in the University of Newcastle as a research Assistant in Chemistry I spent 3 years using Anodic Stripping Voltametry in researching certain compounds. I was always cleaning mercury, cleaning up small spills and a few times arrived in the lab in the morning to find the seal on the mercury storage container on the machine had broken and the floor of the lab would be covered with a fine layer of mercury -- all of which I had to clean up. This was quite a few years ago before all the new OHS laws, and this lab was completely internal with no exhaust fans. Yes I am still alive at 62 years old, but I do have a rare form of depression for which there is only one form of medication to keep it under control. I have lost my sense of smell, and so taste. Not sure if this is a result of that or working in chemicals laboratories all my life. — Pamela Played with mercury As a middle school age boy we had an old oil burning boiler removed and in the removal was about a pint of liquid mercury. I asked for it and was given it. for months we poured it over our hands and arms, soaked our pennies in it so they looked silver, etc. I ended up majoring in chemistry in college as a result and taught it for 30 yrs. No known ill effects so far and I am nearly 60. — Jon Sure Did When I was about 10, I broke a thermometer and cleaned it up with my fingers. I was also exposed to other poisons as part of university agricultural research. Now I have MS. Im sure the poisons turned on my MS gene. — Jean Sure, lots of times Like a couple above, we used to push it around. Mostly on our desks at school. I cant remember where / how we got it but I think it was in some sort of bottle and not a broken thermometer. We didnt smear it on pennies. That seems odd. We smeared it over dimes as that kept the same color but made the dime really shiny. This was back in the 50s and I dont remember anyone thinking it was dangerous. I also remember tossing sodium into water and taking phosphorus (?) out of water and letting it ignite as it dried. — spokey Broken thermometer As a kid I loved playing with mercury I remember pushing the small spheres together to make a larger sphere. I was a child of the 60s and we were unaware of the dangers. I do not remember any warnings about mercury until maybe the 70s. I do not remember any problems that occurred at the time or since that time. — Ann M Yes Ive played with it! As a grade school kid back in the 1950s we always played with mercury. Loved dropping it on the desk into many tiny beads, then push them all together to form a bigger bead. Nobody told us it was bad. —chuckles11 Mercury form drives toxicity Mercury exists as a vapor (gaseous elemental Hg), as a liquid (elemental Hg), as a reactive species (Hg2) and as organic methylmercury (MeHg). Form dictates toxicity. The most toxic is inhaling gaseous mercury. It goes straight to the brain and causes insanity. Ingesting liquid mercury is not very toxic. Any basic environmental chemistry text will say about 7% stays in the body, while 93% is excreted. Even if mercury continues to be ingested, it will not cause insanity but it could cause kidney failure. Popping a few balls of Hg from a thermometer into your mouth isnt a good idea, but its not likely to hurt you. Bacteria transform inorganic mercury into MeHg, which accumulates up the food chain. Eating a lot of highly contaminated seafood can cause nervous system problems in a fetus and infants. It is unlikely to harm adults. Inorganic and MeHg are metabolized, with half life of about 70 days. Except for inhalation, only massive and continuous doses are toxic. — Kendra_Zamzow Mercury I work on mercury for preparation of their salts, it is poisonous and its salts are corrosive. 1st time i touch mercury when i am in class 6 from medical thermometer it is running like a ball like a small dew, mother says dont touch it is poisonous but i touch many times. — drashwani Forgery In school chemistry lessons we used to clean pennies with nitric acid and then silver plate them with mercuric chloride solution by rubbing the solution on with our fingers. It made them appear to be half crowns (yes its a longtime ago) so we could then go into the newsagent after school, buy ten cigarettes and still get change. So mercury and cigarettes from age 12 and Im still here (I did give up smoking a long time ago). —houghtong Have you touched liquid mercury? When I was a lot younger, we would take mercury and place a drop on a penny, then with our fingers, spread the mercury on the penny until the penny was entirely coated giving it a silver appearance. This was done several times by my brother and me. My father was a chemical engineer and he showed us how to do this. I never had any reaction either topically or systemically to the mercury. I did this about 60 years ago. I also love swordfish steaks, which are reported to have high Hg content. On another idea, I also made my own black powder and cannon (small 1/2 inch shot used). And I remember using DDT as an insecticide. Still alive and kicking. —gemlover7476 oops Several times during my childhood a mercury thermometer would break and my mother let me push the minute beads of mercury together (from all over the bathroom floor) and watch them eat each other and grow. It was fascinating. So now Im brain-damaged? — CRS When I was a kid... We used to take the mercury out of thermometers and put it into a glass bottle. We would turn the bottle and watch it move around and thought it was cool. We were around 6-12 in a group of kids that just hung out together. Back in the early 70s nobody cared what we were doing as long as we werent fighting or in the grownups hair. When I got into high school I found out how dangerous it is. We knew it was poison but to us that meant we shouldnt eat it. — Knittykitty Sure! As a child, of course! My mother even let us touch it, thinking it was a good science learning. And once in a class at school. But then, Im old and nobody knew better then. My kids got the dont touch it lecture. — Jone Lewis Mercury is Deadly Hi, Ive always been warned since childhood not to touch mercury, so never have. Over a decade ago science professor at US Davis passed a way from over exposure to Mercury in the lab. Also a very dear Doctor of chiropractic passed away in 2003 from having eaten sea food tainted with Mercury. It was very sad to see a once robust individual who had helped to restore my own health, waste with away with declining health over a period of 18 months. Still saddens me to think of him. — Sukhmandir Kaur Why? Im sorry, but I dont see why anyone would ever touch the stuff! People have known it is toxic for a long time. Seems like anyone alive who touched it must be terminally stupid. Thats my opinion, anyway! — Bea Yes, Ive touched it! I had a gold ring on one time and accidentally touched the mercury drop with the ring. The gold and mercury reacted, permanently discoloring the ring. — Anne

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Consumer Privacy Is The Fundamental Right That Should Be...

Literature Review According to Nakr (2011) In the United State of America, Almost people consider privacy is the fundamental right that should be protected. The authority or government should come out such a law to guard people privacy. As today, consumer privacy rights become more serious concern as the using of digital transaction which being exchanged over the Internet. All the sensitive information such as tax, health and identification number data is stored on the database. The owner will not know who has accessed to it. These concerns, users are become more aware of it and unwilling to easily provide such the most sensitive and private info. Marketers as a trustee should have a responsibility to preserve consumer data and not only†¦show more content†¦Regarding to the survey of 374 graduate business students at Midwestern university which conducted by Peterson, Meinert, Criswell II and Crossland (2007) found that the increasing of new small enterprises in the market that make them more aware of their personal data which need to provide when they have transaction. How well do small enterprises manage with customer privacy? Firms should guarantee of security of customer data that will increase customer trust and attract more customers. Customer seem to less trust in a third-party seals to protect their sensitive information compare to self-reported privacy. One of the factors that indicate the success of the small enterprise is depend on the willingness of customer to provide their information. The privacy policy of the company should be clear and prà ©cised. According to Boulding et al. (2005) that customer relationship management is developed in the mid-1990s by information technology industries to keep data in the database for marketing purposes. In the search of Lo, Stalcup and Lee (2008), which was studying the customer relationship management for hotels in Hong Kong. The research has found that almost hotels in Hong Kong are implementing CRM to help them manage relationship with their customers and increase customer retention. The CRM is very important to them and create value to customer such as customer’s evaluation toward hotel service

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Argue for/against Social Networking Free Essays

When sat down by a man, let us call him ‘Vincent’ for now, and asked to contemplate an understanding of modern society how does one react? Obviously ‘Vincent’ is looking upon you for a conclusive answer to this, after all, his rather stern look on his wrinkle free, cosmetically moisturised, face, nestled above a ‘Skinny-Fit’ tight black suit worn on his gym harassed body, is expecting an answer. However, just as you begin to start an ‘umm.. We will write a custom essay sample on Argue for/against Social Networking or any similar topic only for you Order Now ’ filled explanation of your personal interpretation to the very meaning of modern society he stops you; reaching into his pocket to silence his buzzing iPhone. â€Å"Sorry about that, just had a new friend request on Facebook, you know how it is†. A response that immediately makes you realize that in fact your flawed theory of modern society is not as you first thought, but is rather sitting across the table from you in Starbucks (one of the select with free wi-fi, of course). Whilst naturally this metaphor is going to be biased in perspective it lays out many of the key features of society noted within the last few, recession deprived years. Major players being incorporated into our everyday life: the need for access to the internet, the surrounding claustrophobia of technology and the nonexistence absence of the likes of ‘Facebook’ from our lives. Evidently however this is no such element of negativity in our lives, however could it be? We commit to our jobs, our families and our sharing of information – all freely of course. Alternatives are there, the – somewhat handicapped – benefits system, a life alone and a disconnection from the knowledge of what society is doing as of now. The only reason this newly discovered element makes face into our lives is because we welcome it, embrace it for it’s true value for society. Speaking of values: our friend ‘Vincent’ happens to be a combined banking-marketing-sales extraordinaire, knowledgeable of course on all products, on the money that we all value so dearly and without a doubt the economy. It is therefore an inarguably brilliant idea to approach him for his opinion on social networking, for us naà ¯Ã‚ ¿Ã‚ ½ve members of society have nothing to lose and all to gain in terms of knowledge on our own day to day living conditions. Now it is our turn to ask the question, but this is no feat for ‘Vincent’ to overcome. This brilliantly presented metrosexual man has his answer already prepared, after all, he knows. ‘Social media is simply the greatest benefit we have made available to us’ – the first golden nugget of information we learn. Grasping onto each and every word we have little choice but to beg for an expansion on this idea, wishing not to be kept in the dark about his views. †To people like me†, and I quote, †the social network is the best marketing tool man could create’ ‘It allows for us to sell you a product at any time, but not just any product, a product tailored to you via all the information you provide daily†. ‘Tailored’ to us? What better a reason could we have than this to enable identification of our lives; after all, modern society moves quickly, saving time in a way alike this is beneficial to all. In no way detrimental? †Socially society has evolved, much in thanks due to social networking† †The electricity used in the use of social networking ultimately ends up benefitting the economy through tax and the likes of† †After all, how else could friend A and friend B communicate with such ease?† I had to stop him there: ‘Vincent’ was blowing through my boundaries for enlightenment of brilliance for one day. He has a point, we all think the same whilst reading that. Socially we are all so much closer, universal, able to talk so fluently to one another over text, so flawlessly typed. Nowadays overcoming the boundaries of not seeing the other reciprocates emotions are simple, why one just incorporates a ‘:D’ to show joy, or a stigmatic ‘-.-‘. The need for face to face social interaction is less than ever, something we as society naturally embrace, for interaction takes time, and our capitalist motto of ‘time is money’ could never be truer. You get the point. Social networking’s effect on our lives has been as great as the tone of menace from the strong, metaphorically feminist, business like woman sitting to our right, disgraced at the use of ‘man-kind’ and my creation of a ‘man’ for the wider metaphor rather than a unisex character named ‘Sam’. Daily we offload information private to us without whole knowledgeable consent, daily we allow for our face to face interactions to be interrupted. These issues themselves are detrimental, but detrimental to modern society? How can something be detrimental to society if it is society? How to cite Argue for/against Social Networking, Papers

Monday, May 4, 2020

Magnificent monument to Paul Klee Essay Example For Students

Magnificent monument to Paul Klee Essay In addition to serving as a showcase for some 4,000 works by  Paul  Klee 40 per cent of his lifes workthe multi-functional center honours the multiple facets of the life of a remarkable man. Musician, teacher, philosopher, poet:  Paul  Klee  was all of theseand one of the worlds most beloved and prolific artists. Furthermore, the centre constitutes the largest body of work by one artist anywhere in the world. In addition to extensive exhibition areas, it includes state-of-the-art research facilities, a communications zone, a childrens museum and activity area, five conference/meeting rooms, a concert hall and even a top-flight restaurant, located in an adjacent building. The over-riding objective of the meticulously conceived project, according to Andreas Marti, director, is to present a total picture of an artist whose cultural contributions stretch far beyond his iconic paintings and drawings. Tilman Osterwold, a  Klee  specialist who was previously an independent curator and director of the Wurtembergischen Kustverein in Stuttgart, Germany, is artistic director of the vast  Klee  holdings and charged with mounting exhibitions at the centre. Outline1 Another Piano masterpiece2 No day without a line3 Never Swiss4 Family affair5 More than a museum6 Widespread support Another Piano masterpiece Zentrum  Paul  Klee  gives Switzerland its second architectural masterpiece designed by Renzo Piano, who also designed the celebrated Fondation Beveler in Riehen, a suburb of Basel. The two couldnt be more unlike in concept, however. Where Fondation Beyeler is purely linear in design, Zentrum  Paul  Klee  is sumptuously curvaceous. Piano designed the structure as a series of three hills of exposed steel arches and expanses of glass, its undulating form inspired by the rolling countryside into which it nestles. Rather than considering the adjacent superhighway an aesthetic disadvantage, Piano saw it as a plus, orienting the building along a parallel interior thoroughfare, called Museumstrasse (Museum Street), which connects the three hills. This multi-purpose area, designed both for rest and recreation, serves as the communications backbone, offering a wide range of traditional and electronic media that provide important background information on the exhibitions. The middle of the three hills is devoted to exhibition spacea 1,700-square-metre gallery dedicated to the permanent  Klee  collection, of which 200-250 works will be shown at a time. Lighting and ventilation in this space have been carefully calibrated to conserve the works, many of them on paper and therefore sensitive to exposure, a lower gallery, covering 800 square metres, is earmarked for special exhibitions, an average of four per year. Exhibitions set for 2006 include Max Beckmann, a contemporary of  Klee, and Andy Warhol, who was inspired by his work. No day without a line The inaugural exhibition, Kein Tag ohne Linie (No day without a line), features approximately 120 works from  Klees extremely prolific later years. These are essentially calligraphic drawings in pencil and ink and are less well known to the general public. Both expressive and meditative, they attest to the pro. found enigma of  Klees life experience and ideology. The title, taken from Plinys Historial Naturalis, is a phrase the artist jotted down under work number 365, a drawing, in his director), of works for 1938. He produced even more the following year. In a 1940 letter to his friend, the art historian Will Grohmann,  Klee  writes: It has been a rich year for drawings. Never have I drawn as much, and never with greater intensity. Twelve hundred numbers in 1939 has to be a record.  Paul  Klee  died the following year in Locarno-Muralto. Never Swiss Paul  Klee  was born in Munchbuchsee, near Bern, on December 18, 1879. His father, a music teacher, was German, thus conferring German nationality on his son, while his mother, also a musician, was from Basel. After completing his primary and secondary education in Switzerland,  Paul  Klee  went to Munich in 1898 to study art. In 1911, he met the artists Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc and other members of the Blaue Reiter movement, of which he became part. Following an important exhibition in Munich in 1920, which established his reputation, he became a professor at the famed Bauhaus in Weimar in 1921. He left the Bauhaus to accept a position at the Dusseldorf Art Academy in 1931. Two years later, however, he was dismissed under pressure of the Nazis, who labeled his art degenerate. 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His application for citizenship, making its slow course through Swiss bureaucratic channels, was finally approved only after his death. Bern Mayor Dr. Klaus Baumgartner, says the Swiss capital owes something to  Paul  Klee  and his family, as a result. Family affair Planning for the Zentrum  Paul  Klee  dates back to 1997, when Livia  Klee-Meyer, the artists daughter-in-law announced that she was prepared to donate almost 650 works, covering all aspects of his career, including his legendary marionettes, to the city and canton of Bern, provided that a museum would be built by 2006. The following year, Alexander  Klee, the artists grandson, agreed to loan some 850 works and donate important documents from the family archives, and the  Paul  Klee  Foundation, formerly housed in the citys Kunstmuseum, announced its intention to merge its 2,600 works and extensive archives with the familys holdings. Now all that was needed was a home. That requirement was fulfilled when Professor Maurice E. Muller, world-renowned orthopedic surgeon and entrepreneur who developed a uniform vocabulary for orthopedic surgery and invented the hip replacement, agreed to donate SFr. 30 million Swiss francs (later doubled to SFr. 60 million) and a plot of land in Schongrun, on the outskirts of Bern. Not only did he and his wife Martha provide financial backing, he specified the architect, Renzo Piano, whom he knew personally and whose work he greatly admired. Additional funding for the Zentrum  Paul  Klee, whose construction costs were in the range of SFr. 110 million, came from the cantonal lottery and private sources. The city and canton of Bern will pay operating expenses. More than a museum Few artists have had such close ties to music as  Paul  Klee, who played the violin to near-professional standards. While he himself had mixed feelings about early 20th-century music, his pictorial ideas inspired many contemporary composers. It is not surprising, then, that music plays a central role at the Zentrum  Paul  Klee. A rich program of regular concerts, many of them exploring crossover points with  Klees artistic ideas, will feature ensembles from Switzerland and abroad. Likewise, a childrens museum and creative center, Kindermuseum Creaviva, reflects the pedagogical side of  Paul  Klee  as well the joyful, child-like quality of much of his art. At the heart of Creaviva are three well-equipped studios, where children from four to 99, their families, visiting school classes and teaching staff benefit from a modular program that explores both two-dimensional and three-dimensional creativity. The concept of creativity and team-building workshops aimed at discovering the creativity in all of us play a key role in plans for our conference centre, which can accommodate groups of up to 300 people, says Mark Isler, marketing director. Companies and other organisations are looking for an alternative to hotels and conference centres. Our facilities are already heavily booked for the second half of 2005. Widespread support The opening of Zentrum  Paul  Klee  is receiving enthusiastic support from many sectors. Together with the Einstein centennial and the opening of Berns gigantic new sports stadium, it is playing a key role in the citys summer long celebration. In addition the Swiss Post is issuing a special  Klee  postage stamp; BLS, the local train company, is sponsoring an S-bahn covered with  Klee  motifs and Bus no. 12 has extended its run, making the centre a 15-minute ride from the main train station. Opening hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00, 21:00 on Thursday. The Museumstrasse opens one hour earlier and closes one hour later.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

THE TRIPOLITAN WAR AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY Essay Example For Students

THE TRIPOLITAN WAR: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY Essay Carruth, Gorton, ed. Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates. 8th ed. New York: Harper Row, 1987. R 973. 02 C. On p. 124 under May 14, this source identifies Yusuf Karamanli as the man who started the Tripolitan War. Divided into four columns, each chronologically organized, this source is helpful to one seeking to determine the exact dates of obscure events in American history. CHRONOLOGY Barton, David. Original Intent: The Courts, the Constitution, Religion. We will write a custom essay on THE TRIPOLITAN WAR: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY specifically for you for only $16.38 $13.9/page Order now Aledo, Tex.: Wallbuilders Press, 1996. Written by a Christian author, this book tells of the Tripolitan War from a Christian perspective. While other books attribute tribute payments to be the cause of the war, this source goes beyond explaining the cause of the war to explain the religious fervor that drove the war (Christianity v. Islam). OTHER Friedel, Frank, ed. Harvard Guide to American History. 2 vol. Revised ed. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974. R 973.016 F. In vol 2, p. 783 under 39.6.1 is listed Bowman,Albert H., Jefferson, Hamilton and American Foreign Policy, Political Science Quarterly, 71 (1956) 18 and Varg, Paul A., Foreign Policies of the Founding Fathers (1963). Formatted in chronological order, this source provides the titles of authoritative works on American history up to 1970. It is the principal reference tool for one seeking information on sources relevant to a particular topic. HARVARD GUIDE Johnson, Allen and Dumas Malone, ed. Dictionary of American Biography. 3 vol. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1959. R 920 D. On pp. 187-190, this source gives a biographical sketch of the life of Stephen Decatur, with a special focus on Decaturs involvement in the Tripolitan War. Especially interesting is the account of Decaturs daring revenge on the Tripolitan ship whose crew murdered James Decatur, Stephens brother. BIOGRAPHY Leckie, Robert. The Wars of America. New York: Harper Row, 1968. R 973 L. On pp. 226-227, this source tells of Jeffersons hasty rebuilding of the United States Navy to provide battleships for the Tripolitan War. Specifically written about the wars of America, this source provides information on not only the technical planning of the war, but also the political planning involved in the war. OTHER Merriam-Websters Geographical Dictionary. 3d ed. Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1994. R 910.3 M. On p. 1200 under Tripoli, this source gives the location of Tripoli, the country which began the Tripolitan War with the United States. Also, the dictionary provides a brief sketch of the history of Tripoli. For those seeking information on the location of historical sites, this source is an essential. GAZETTEER Morris, Richard B. and Jeffrey B. Morris ed. Encyclopedia of American History. 7th ed. New York: HarperCollins, 1996. R 973.03 E. On p. 1009, this source summarizes Stephen Decaturs heroic recapture of the U.S. frigate Philadelphia during the Tripolitan War. Divided into four sections, Basic Chronology, Topical Chronology, Five Hundred Notable Americans, and Structure of the Federal Government, this source provides a brief commentary on almost any subject relating to American history or government. ENCYCLOPEDIA .

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Free Essays on Enron Chief Financial Advisor Pleads Guilty

â€Å"Enron chief financial officer pleads guilty† The first and foremost problem with this is that Lea Fastow was in the top tier of management in Enron, which is a gigantic company that is now all, but gone from our memory. Due to his great authority, reputation, and his past with this company he was easily able to deceive everyone at the company. With the knowledge he had of investments and the experience he had everyone in the company was more than happy to go along with him and his recommendations just for the simple fact that the people assumed that he knew what he was doing. When really all that was happening was a large amount of lies and deception simply to line his pockets and many other chief executive pockets with enough money to walk away even once caught with a smile on their face while what they did not realize, is how many people, including ones with families are getting horribly hurt by these despicable tactics. Fastow openly lied to shareholders just to make money for him and others. First of all, they entered into side deals that were completely built up with â€Å"off-the-books,† enterprises. The companies that even did actually exist in these plans and deals are actually worse off than they would have been if they would have gone on with it by themselves, but due to their getting involved with Enron, Fastow, and the other chief executives they are under or going under as a finality in the matter. These deals are including fraudulent transactions not only just within the inner confines of Enron, or even within the very limits of our national borders, but clear across international lines. The Enron scandal has penetrated worldwide and therefore hurts people worldwide. Some of these schemes were also simply to allow for unsuspecting people to keep investing their hard-earned dollars into the Enron and its partner companies, in order, to make even more money for the corrupt officials there. After ruining thousan... Free Essays on Enron Chief Financial Advisor Pleads Guilty Free Essays on Enron Chief Financial Advisor Pleads Guilty â€Å"Enron chief financial officer pleads guilty† The first and foremost problem with this is that Lea Fastow was in the top tier of management in Enron, which is a gigantic company that is now all, but gone from our memory. Due to his great authority, reputation, and his past with this company he was easily able to deceive everyone at the company. With the knowledge he had of investments and the experience he had everyone in the company was more than happy to go along with him and his recommendations just for the simple fact that the people assumed that he knew what he was doing. When really all that was happening was a large amount of lies and deception simply to line his pockets and many other chief executive pockets with enough money to walk away even once caught with a smile on their face while what they did not realize, is how many people, including ones with families are getting horribly hurt by these despicable tactics. Fastow openly lied to shareholders just to make money for him and others. First of all, they entered into side deals that were completely built up with â€Å"off-the-books,† enterprises. The companies that even did actually exist in these plans and deals are actually worse off than they would have been if they would have gone on with it by themselves, but due to their getting involved with Enron, Fastow, and the other chief executives they are under or going under as a finality in the matter. These deals are including fraudulent transactions not only just within the inner confines of Enron, or even within the very limits of our national borders, but clear across international lines. The Enron scandal has penetrated worldwide and therefore hurts people worldwide. Some of these schemes were also simply to allow for unsuspecting people to keep investing their hard-earned dollars into the Enron and its partner companies, in order, to make even more money for the corrupt officials there. After ruining thousan...

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Development(history) of Transportation system in US(or California) Essay

Development(history) of Transportation system in US(or California) - Essay Example This essay stresses that transportation system development in the U.S. is concentrated on sustainability, economic contribution, environment, governmental efficiency and competitiveness of the nation. Benfield is of the view that efficiency is the only factor that one needs to develop a transportation system. Economic cost for transporting goods and passengers, fuel consumption implications, pollution, and urban sprawl and congestion are some of the factors that motivate the government to invest profoundly in developing the national transportation system. This paper makes a conclusion that the U.S. transportation system has undergone dramatic change processes spanning from the 18th to the 21st century. Its developmental journey started from waterways to mass transit systems of today. The emergence of such a complex transport system had come about through political, economic and social endeavors. From Red Indians during the 18th century to the Gold Rush consumers to the modern transit travelers, these consumers have paved the way for the U.S. transportation system. However, these developmental factors would not have achieved its objectives had it not been for the contribution of business community. Although, they had been motivated by their own interests, nevertheless they were the first "planners" who had literally paved the way for linking settlements, towns and metropolis. Regardless of the players and factors, the U.S. transportation system today is clearly one which deserves admiration.