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Winning through Non-Participation

When Americans haven’t been happy with a new law or decision, they’ve chosen various methods of protest to bring about changes to them. However, the old ways of bring forth the winds of change are no longer working. We have marches on Washington larger than anything M.L.K., Jr. ever accomplished, and for equally common sense causes, but we are ignored. Some people have been foolish enough to try to use

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CASA and the Fight against Child Abuse and Neglect

The growing rates of child abuse and neglect in Colorado Springs is alarming. A few years ago, more than 12,500 calls were made to the police department by worried community members concerning the wellbeing of children. As Abbie Burke notes, out of those 12,500 calls made, one thousand of them resulted in authorities discovering authentic cases of child abuse or neglect taking place. Cases of child maltreatment get turned over

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Tales of Corporate Greed, Episode I: Nestlé

In 1867, a gentleman by the name of Henri Nestlé, a German immigrant working as a pharmacist in Switzerland, had a neighbor with pneumonia that rendered her unable to breastfeed her child. He calculated levels of cows milk, sugar, and wheat flour and tried the baby on it until, finally, the baby took it and started gaining weight and looking healthier. Most regard this event as the invention of baby

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Viktor Frankl on the Last of the Human Freedoms

We who lived in the concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.

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The Fun Ship

“In a civilized country like where I come from,” said Eustace, “the ships are so big that when you’re inside you wouldn’t know you were at sea at all.” “In that case you might just as well stay ashore,” said Caspian.                 from C.S. Lewis’ The Voyage of the Dawn Treader In 2011, Carnival Cruise Lines began a $500 million investment to upgrade

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Helping or Hurting? Organized Crime’s Role in Times of Distress

Whether or not people want to admit it, organized crime has and will continue to meet a need in society, often during the most desperate times. In Japan, for instance, organized crime has been known as the “yakuza.” This tight-knit, secretive organization is the Japanese version of the Italian Mafia. They operate by strict ethical standards, much like the Samurai, a collection of feared Japanese warriors who practiced Bushido, a rigorous military code of moral conduct that emphasized self-discipline, courage, and loyalty.

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