Ecstasy Rising Reflection Paper Shahbaz Khan The University of Georgia Ecstasy Rising Reflection Paper ABC News special “Ecstasy rising” first aired today 13 years ago; the main message of this documentary was how ecstasy has become the second most used illegal psychoactive drug for new users. Ecstasy use has grown at an alarming rate but still, there are many people who believe it can be beneficial. Due to the unpredictable rate at which ecstasy has grown at the government had no control over it, so they radically overstated the health risks in order to stop young people from turning their brain into Swiss cheese. The information provided by the government about ecstasy was totally wrong and it may have caused a bigger problem. The facts about ecstasy use are shocking according to the DEA 100s of millions of ecstasy pills are taken every year and nearly 2 million new users are recruited every year.
The book talks about inflection points which if not handled carefully, are drastic (10x) enough to put a company out of business. Basically, the author made a basis criticism on how Andrew Grove’s book “Only the Paranoid Survive” promoted the wrong thoughts on “normal suspicion” and “paranoia” survivor. I agree with our author stating that the phrase in the book “a little paranoia can be useful or only the paranoid survive” is such a misleading statement which Grove’s book ignores the differences of what paranoia and normal suspicion are. Also, it is important to differentiate the complexity that each of the acts
On the viewpoints of legalization on the Baker Institute website, Kevin A. Sabet argues against the legalization of marijuana. Throughout this argument, Sabet brings up opposing facts on the subject and then refutes them. He also uses a logos appeal strategy by using statistics and facts to help back up his views. For instance, in his first view point about the harm of marijuana usage he states, “1 in 10 people who try marijuana will become addicted to it, developing a dependence that produces withdrawal, cravings, etc. If marijuana use starts in adolescence, the chances of addiction are 1 in 6.”(Sabet:
This is technically proven since states with a death penalty have a higher murder rate then ones without one. Executions might have worked as a deterrent when people were hung publicly, had their heads removed, shot down by firing squad, and even when done using the electric chair. The big problem with all of these is also what made them genuinely effective, the brutality. Now we administer a humane drug cocktail. Nobody cares, sure most people don 't want to die, but most people on death row actually do, because
The American Dream was supposed to solve problems, yet somehow it managed to corrupt all that fell under its spell. While Jay Gatsby might not have been a bad man, he was corrupt and unrealistic, just as his friends, Daisy and Tom, were, and just as the American Dream itself is. The symbols Fitzgerald uses to supplement this idea make it difficult for the reader to deny that this is the point he was aiming to make. Fitzgerald managed to make a short, mediocre story and had infinite layers to make it just as, if not more complex, as many of the other great novels, which are 10 times it’s size. Fitzgerald’s portrayal of the American Dream is all in the details, which is what makes The Great Gatsby of the greatest novels of all
The presence of greed utilized by Chaucer in the Pardoner’s tale presents satire as his character is meant to be honorable, yet, behind the scenes is actually the most unethical one. The first example the audience is shown of this fraud is as the pardoner explains his motives, when he states, “Of avarice and of swich cursednesse/ Is al my prechyng, for to make hem free/ To yeven hir pens; and namely, unto me!/ For myn entente is nat but for to wynne,/ And no thyng for correccioun of synne” (114 – 118).
According to Time.com during the four months, Florida drug tested welfare recipients only 2.6% of applicants tested positive. Drug testing results do not justify the cost of the test and is using money that could be used for something much more important. States are having to pay for an expensive drug test while getting less positive tests and more negative tests. The states that are
Professor Kelly held out a study which included 110 people aged 18 to 71. Half of the participants were not to lie for the duration of the study and half continued lying. The people who lied seemed to have more anxiety and other problems than the other half- this shows that lying disturbs the brain. Nevertheless, instead of all this guilt bearing after lying, worsening our brain health on the way, but eventually fessing up anyway, we should just tell the truth from the beginning and just deal with a few tears or
Over the past ten years the topic of marijuana legalization has been very controversial and people have had very strong opinions about it. In the early 1900’s marijuana actually became associated with immigrants, turning people away from the substance because they thought it was “dirty”. During the Great Depression people began associating immigrants with crimes and violence, therefore associating marijuana with crimes and violence (PBS). However, in todays’ society many people believe that the drug could be beneficial for treating cancer, anxiety, and chronic pain. Some even think that recreational marijuana should be legalized.
“The price of marijuana would drop significantly—up to 80%—with the market price for users depending on taxes and regulation.” (American Society of Addiction Medicine) this shows the benefits of the legalization process and how it could be helpful in the future. Most Americans are aware of the drug violence that goes on in many states, and as more and more states choose to legalize marijuana, fewer people will have to be illegally getting the drug, leading to crime rates dropping significantly. Legalizing marijuana weakens big drug cartels by taking away their main source of income. In most states drug distribution rates dropped between 20% and 30%
According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, in 2007, the economic costs of drug abuse in the United States was $193 billion (How Illicit Drug Abuse). Of these costs, $120 billion is in lost productivity, due to labor participation costs, participation abuse treatment, incarceration, and premature death. Another $11 billion was in total healthcare costs. $61 billion was for criminal justice costs due to criminal investigation, prosecution, incarceration, and victim costs. Even though these estimates and costs may make drug trafficking appear to do more harm than good, that is not exactly the case in Mexico or many Latin American countries.
we are living through the worst epidemic of addiction in american history, and the drugs causing the most deaths are legal prescription opioids like oxycontin, percocet, and vicodin. How did so many of us get addicted to painkillers? and why are so many americans dying from drug overdoses? to find out you have to go back to the early 90s. Before that time doctors generally considered opioids dangerous but in 1996 a company called purdue pharma released a new drug ,oxycontin.
Satire is used in many works of literature and it uses sarcasm, irony, or ridicule. This is used to try and effect political or social changes or even prevent it. It can also be used in only a part of a work or throughout the whole work. Washington Irving uses satire throughout his work, “The Devil and Tom Walker.” In this work, Irving uses satire to ridicule Puritan New Englanders of the 1700s.
The Postmodernist period was a time for writers to express themselves by using certain literary movements. Writers of the postmodernist time didn't have a label on their writing. In fact,during the mid to late 20th century that's when it the the period started to developed. Also, many writers during the postmodernism time period used a lot of symbol writing. In an analysis of Octavia Butler’s short stories and poems Parable of the Sower, Speech Sounds, and Child in each of us
In the poem "Casey at the Bat" the author uses humor explain Casey's experiences while he is at the bat. He also uses irony. The author of "Casey At The Bat" uses both humor and irony to explain Casey's experiences when he is at the bat. The author uses all sorts of techniques when he wrote this poem. For example he use hyperbole, idioms, irony, humor and many more.