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Restoring our American Republic: Grassroots Action Holds the Key to a Free Future

The essay below is Part I of a multi-part essay presenting the “what,” “why,” and “how” of Restore Our American Republic (ROAR’s) mission to restore the U.S.’s foundation of individualism as the crucial step needed to reverse the political, economic, and cultural decline the U.S. has been

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Ecology’s Ancestry

The current level of environmental awareness has its origins in the ecology movement, which began in the middle of the 19th century. It developed when the ideas of the Age of Reason were coming under attack.
The fundamental ideas set forth in the Age of Reason were that man’s rational faculty was his means of dealing with reality and that a rational faculty was the property of the individual, not society.

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The Value of a Higher Education

If you are pursuing a higher education, e.g., college and professional schools after college, at some point you may begin to wonder if it is worth all the long hours of study and work. The purpose of this essay is to give you some specifics on what that education will give you, and hopefully convince you that the effort is worth it from the aspect of professional satisfaction, monetary compensation, and personal growth. If you suspect these items are related, you are absolutely correct.

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A Time for Action: Syrian Refugees Flood the U.S.

This message addresses the national security issue of un-vetted Syrian refugees entering the U.S. It begins with a question that goes to the heart of the issue, and it ends with a series of suggested actions to stop the un-vetted influx of Syrian refugees currently flooding the U.S. I am recommending this action to help prevent the destruction of the culture of the U.S. in the manner that is presently occurring all across Europe from the influx of Muslim refugees created by the civil war in Syria.

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The Art of Networking

As the title suggests, networking is more of an art than a science. However, even artists can improve their work with knowledge, training and practice, and so can you when it comes to the issue of effective networking. And for those of you who are shy in social situations, this essay will also present to you a number of techniques that will help you overcome your shyness so that you, too, can become an outstanding networker. Effective networking is an important element of success in business and in life.

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An Open Letter to the Oil and Gas Industry: The Ethical Case for Fracking

by Jay Lehr and Mike Gemmell on December 11, 2011 An Open Letter to the Oil and Gas Industry: The Ethical Case for Fracking Those of you in the oil and gas industry are no doubt familiar with EPA’s claim that fracking is a potential source of

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Saving Science after Climate Gate: Recovering from the Loss of Scientific Credibility

“Billions of dollars are being spent each year on publicly funded scientific research in the U.S. However, the Climategate scandal has brought to light glaring problems in publicly funded science including: the slowing of the advancement of science to a crawl, vast sums of money being squandered, and disturbing occurrences of political correctness, science by consensus, and alarmist science. This paper presents an integrated approach to reform based on the principle of full disclosure of data and data protocols at the time of research publication.

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Nature’s Value

The driving force behind the environmental movement is the idea that nature is a value regardless of its utility to man. Its wonders are to be preserved rather than modified. Modification is destruction according to the environmentalist creed. The more extreme elements of the environmental movement such as the group Earth First say this explicitly.

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How to Write An Essay

Few things frighten students more than the prospect of having to write an essay. Although I am a professional writer, in my college days I did whatever I could think of to to avoid writing essays.
In my judgment, the primary reason that so many of us feel this way is that not enough writing is incorporated into the educational curriculum during the primary grades through high school.

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How to Make the Most of Your College Experience

Although the college years for some people can be “the best years of your life,” if you enter it in a blindly naive fashion it could be more like the undergrad who screamed at her exasperated parents during one phone call home: “I can’t wait for the best years of my life to be over!” My goal for this essay is to give you information that will help your college years to be among the “best years of your life” rather than the alternate scenario above.

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