The atomic bomb was a terrible thing. It killed 150,000 in Hiroshima and 75,000 in Nagasaki, plus many survivors became horribly disfigured from the intensive heat, and death from radiation is uncertain it may not kill the victims for days, weeks, months, or even years. (Although the bomb did save the USA from sending foot soldier to Japan, the Japanese were ready to surrender on terms that they can keep their empire and we had no need to use it). Japan was the first to feel the destructive power of the atomic bomb. Killing a quarter of a million people and costing two billion dollars of war replenish.
The meat packing industry holds many serious safety and health hazards. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there was an average of 12.6 injuries or illnesses per 100 full time meatpacking employees, twice as high as the average for all U.S. manufacturing jobs. This number is believed to be too low as many workers injuries go unreported due to employee misinformation or intimidation. In novel Fast Food Nation, author Eric Schlosser gives the reader a behind the scenes look at what actually goes on in meatpacking plants in the chapter labeled as “The Most Dangerous Job.” During this experiment Schlosser uncovers the truth about how many injuries truly occur and how unsanitary these plants actually are. Schlosser goes into great detail of the lengths plant mangers will go to allow unsafe working conditions such as cutting in close quarters, exposure to toxic chemicals, slippery floor
Elliot Ness is responsible for turning Cleveland, Ohio around in the mid-1930's. When he was working in Chicago's Justice Department, he received an assignment to bring down the infamous mobster Alphonse Capone. Al Capone was a well-known mobster by the end of 1928. Capone was a massively wealthy crime boss in the Chicago Mafia or Chicago Mob. They made about sixty million dollars per year by bootlegging, operating twenty illegal breweries, and controlling the sale of liquor to over ten-thousand bars.
Rockefeller sold the Mountain Iron Mine from Minnesota to Carnegie. It was nearby the Mesabi Range and the Vermillion Range, which both had tons of iron ore deposits and led Carnegie to have the nation’s largest producer of iron ore and the United States to lead the world in steel production, and it was right under his fingertips. Also, Carnegie returned some of his fortune from it to the communities by funding 2,500 public Carnegie Libraries across the country, including 64 in rural Minnesota. I found it in a way, that this steel business was utterly tiring for Carnegie. At just sixty-six years old, he found himself considering in retirement.
Not only were thousands of fish, sea otters and bird remains found but billions of dollars were consumed in the cleaning up process. The Exxon Valdez is still one of the most devastating oil spills in American history. Another devastating environmental disaster is the thermonuclear device called Castle Bravo. Castle Bravo was predicted to produce only six megatons of nuclear power but it furnished fifteen megatons of nuclear power, resulting in a radioactive cloud which rained down on the residents of
However, even knowing all of these horrible things the PCB 's were capable of Monsanto continued to sell them. Today almost fifty years later from when PCBs were banned Monsanto is facing hundreds of millions of dollars in lawsuits from across the country. One of the cities that is suing Monsanto is Portland, Oregon for the company’s poor ethical decisions. The Willamette river that flows through Portland has been contaminated with PCBs which had appropriated through the Portland Harbor. The Mayor of Portland stated that the entire city had spent well over one billion dollars trying to decontaminate the harbor and river of the PCBs.
The film “Tossed Out: Food Waste in America” has shed light on the fact that people are up against numerous food waste in Americans and global, offers many examples and statistics in the film. Regard the film, 20% of what goes to landfills is food each year, 35 million tons food wasted by Americans each year, which equals 100 Empire State Buildings made of food, include vegetables, fast food containers and coffee boxes. From farmer and consumers, fruit and vegetables made of 30% food to the landfills, and dairy products made of 20%. The general attitudes about food come down to abundant food available in the America, to juxtapose when our parents grow up, the new generation don’t know the value of it, they think food is a given rather than resource. Food waste is harmful both financially and environmentally.
Introduction This question requires for an understanding on the rules and principles relating to criminal liability for an omission. As well as whether the rules and principles are too restrictive on individual freedom. In order to have an understanding of the rules and principles of omissions, one first must understand how criminal liability is imposed. For a person to be found guilty of a crime they must have both the mens rea and actus reus of the committed crime. Actus reus is the guilty deed or act and mens rea is the guilty state of mind.