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Case-study: WL Gore & Associates

- Question 1: The organizational structure of WL Gore is an organic model with the matrix/team structure that follows their innovations strategy. This structure influences their innovation strategy, chain of command, span of control and decentralization of processes and decision-making. WL Gore has done a great job of creating a profitable, innovative company. As a flat organization they have higher participation using an organic model (555) with cross-functional teams that have wide spans of control....   [tags: WL Gore & Associates]

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Analysis of the Work Environment at W.L. Gore & Associates

- One of the pioneering firms in the use of team-based approaches to job design is W. L. Gore & Associates. Gore & Associates has made Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for eleven consecutive years. Gore & Associates is one of only three firms that have made every list published by Fortune. The purpose of this critical thinking exercise is to garner valuable insight specific to the unique organizational work environment at Gore & Associates. Likewise, this document will address and respond to a series of questions in reference to the corporate culture at W.L Gore....   [tags: W.L. Gore & Associates]

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Is It Too Late? Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth

- An Inconvenient Truth is a documentary film in which basis are put long-term researches of changes of climate, level of carbonic gas in the atmosphere, and conditions of polar ices. In this film, El Gore, a presidential candidate of 2000 and former vice president of the United States, explains the scientific and political view of global warming and its serious consequences that we already observe on Earth, and other more tragic consequences that are still to come in the near future if we do not reduce emissions of exhaust gas in the atmosphere....   [tags: Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore, ]

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Gore Vidal’s Lincoln

- Gore Vidal’s “Lincoln” Gore Vidal’s “Lincoln” was an excellent narrative of the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Through Vidal’s portrayal of the personality of Lincoln and the people surrounding him it was easy to get an idea of the leadership role that Lincoln played during presidency. After reading many accounts of Lincoln during my research for my paper, I found that Vidals account was extremely accurate. Most interesting was the commanding yet passive relationship that Lincoln had with the members of his cabinet and his generals....   [tags: Gore Vidal Lincoln]

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The Life and Writings of Gore Vidal

- Gore Vidal is one of the most respected writers in recent times. Vidal was born in 1925 into a family with strong political connections. His father Eugene Vidal, worked for the Roosevelt administration, his grandfather was Senator Thomas Prior Gore of Oklahoma, and his mother had connections with the Kennedy’s through John F. Kennedy’s presidency. In 1943 at only nineteen years old, Vidal wrote his first novel Williwaw while in the army. He wrote most of the novel while in the army but went on to finish it in the hospital while rehabilitating from frostbite....   [tags: Biography ]

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The Bush versus Gore Crisis

- ... Gore occurred on December 11. Theodore Olson delivered Bush's ejaculatory argument and New York lawyer David Boies argued for Gore. During the brief period when the U.S. Supreme Court was contemplating on Bush v. Gore, the Florida Supreme Court provided clarifications that the U.S. Supreme Court had requested on December 4 in the case of Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board. Because of the unprecedented nature and arguing urgency of the case, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its assessment in Bush vs....   [tags: political and legal analysis]

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W.L. Gore & Associates

- This paper takes a look into the organization of W.L. Gore & Associates by examining their unique corporate culture, their associates and teamwork, and their compensation program; as well as determining whether or not I would like to work at W. L. Gore & Associates (Module 5 Lecture Pages, n.d.). I will answer four questions that pertain to the areas above, as I discuss the interesting and unique organization of W.L. Gore & Associates. “How is the corporate culture of Gore different than other firms” (Module 5 Lecture Pages, n.d.)....   [tags: Business Management]

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Who Was Laura Locoul Gore?

- ... (1) Therefore, his family cut him off financially and forced him to return home to the plantation. Shortly after he returned home, Louis Raymond Emile Locoul attended a party and met his future wife Louise Desiree Archinard. They married in 1857 and had their first child in December of 1861. They named her Laura Locoul.(1) When children are born, normally it is a joyous occasion, but on the day of Laura’s birth, it was not so joyful. The Civil War between the North and the South broke out on April 1861....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Mother, Plantation]

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Organizational Structure in W.L. Gore and Assoicates, Gore-Tex, and Columbia

- In today’s ever changing and ever-quickening business environment, there is constant debate about what type of organizational structure is “best,” and how choice of structure impacts productivity. Companies in the same industry that receive different results may employ contrasting organizational structures. Founded in 1958, W.L. Gore and Associates trademarked Gore-Tex, a breathable, waterproof fabric (Gore, n.d., para. 1). Columbia Sportswear Company, founded in 1938 is a leading innovator in the global outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment market (Columbia, n.d., para....   [tags: specialization, department, command, control]

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Gore Case Analysis

- Gore Case Analysis Bill Gore is a primary example of a unique, yet successful, approach on structuring his business using a lattice system. Lattice systems are organized to promote ingenuity and performance without hierarchy of authority (Grant, 2010, p. 412). Gore’s intent was to create an environment with self-managed associates pursuing personal commitments and working together to achieve diverse innovations (p. 412). The success of W.L. Gore & Associates exercising a lattice system structure has been admirable but this system has adverse effects including confusion of how an associate is paid for his contributions....   [tags: Case Study ]

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Corporate Culture at W.L. Gore & Associates

- The corporate culture at W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore) is refreshingly different than that of other firms. Forgoing the more traditional organizational chart, the company describes itself as a “team-based, flat lattice organization” (W.L. Gore & Associates [Our Culture], 2011, para. 1). Its employees generally do not have job titles and are called “associates”; also favoring the term “sponsors” over bosses (Our Culture, 2011). While some businesses in today’s economic environment are just trying to survive, Gore takes a long-term view approach to decision-making that has helped it thrive for over 50 years (Our Culture, 2011)....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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Bush Versus Gore

- People went to bed one night thinking that Gore had won, but when they woke up they found out that bush had won with Florida’s twenty-five electoral votes. It happened on November 7, 2000. Bush charged that the recounts in Florida broke the rules of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. A 7-2 majority ruled that the Florida recount was being conducted unconstitutionally. The case was covered in controversy as the Majority versus minority opinion on the redress was split along the lines of the more reactionary justices voting in favor of Bush and the more liberal justices voting in favor of Gore....   [tags: election, recount, rights]

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Bush Versus Gore

- The U.S Supreme Court’s decision in Bush vs Gore, which effectively awarded the presidency to George Bush, was widely foreseen to diminish public respect for the U.S. Supreme Court. The Courts speaking of itself into a political disagreement and the perfect connection between the Justices votes and their supposed one-sided commitments raised widespread accusations that the Court had reduced a deliberately political decision. The willingness of Justices who ordinarily defended states rights to enforce severe constitutional limits upon Florida’s election trials made the decision particularly hateful to many of the Courts critics....   [tags: court, election, recount]

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Organizational Structure At Wl Gore & Associates

- ... Bill gore was always committed to finding innovative solutions to the problems with persistence an example for this is making of ribbon cable coated with PTFE which was discovered in the basement lab at 4AM and also the number of patents the company held .W.L Gore valued importance of confidentiality. The financial information as well as product and processes information was closely guarded proprietary information. The instrumental values can be seen in the organization structure at W.L Gore as it didn’t have any formal layers of management, the belief was around promoting individual creativity and responsibility....   [tags: Organizational culture, Organizational structure]

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Movie Analysis : Horror / Gore Films

- The topic I have chosen for my investigation is horror/gore films. The hypothesis I am trying to show is the desensitisation audiences have adopted from films such as Carrie and The Human Centipede. What I have noticed over the years is the competition within the film industry over who can produce the most thrilling, spine-tingling and downright mortifying horror films that will still attract audiences. There are always reams of people who are dismayed by the copious amounts of blood and gore they find in most horror/thriller films, so why are productions like these still being made....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Horror films, Time]

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Gore Vidal's Lincoln

- In the historical novel Lincoln, Gore Vidal depicts how Lincoln would have reacted to certain situations that happened while he was president. The book is never told from Lincoln’s point of view, but instead from the views of his loved ones and rivals. Vidal implies that Lincoln was in fact a “political animal” and not simply a monolithic figure. Some of the biggest events Vidal discusses in the novel were the Battle of Fort Sumter- a battle near Charleston, South Carolina, on April 12-14, 1861....   [tags: historical novel, literary analysis]

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W.L. Gore & Associates Marketing Analysis

- INTRODUCTION This research seeks to reveal the importance of marketing strategies in today’s complex and competitive business world. For this reason, this study will discuss various theories, issues and approaches of the marketing linking them with W.L. Gore & Associates and thereby propose the best options, ideas, strategies and techniques for the improvement of the company. To reach the points, this study will especially collect secondary and qualitative data and information. Marketing is the process of searching for options for accumulating profits by identifying the demands of the people and satisfying their needs with appropriate products....   [tags: Marketing]

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In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Constance

- ... He compares Eva to a gazelle because she was tall and he thought she was graceful and elegant, like a gazelle. We can assume that when Yeats says “The light of evening, Lissadell” he is referring to that time in their life was over for the girls and it is coming to the end of the day. We know that the two girls were brought up in an aristocratic family but gave it all up to live different and fervent lifestyles, this could be the 'light of evening' or the end of their lives as aristocrats. This poem is a stretched sonnet in that it still feels and sounds like a sonnet but pushes the boundaries of a sonnet because it is out of sync with a regular 14 line, iambic pentameter....   [tags: strike and match, poem analysis]

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Gore and Bush

- Gore and Bush Bush Attacks Gore, Citing 'Pattern of Embellishments' By ALISON MITCHELL ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 23 — At the end of a campaign swing that was intended to focus on issues, Gov. George W. Bush stepped up his personal criticisms of Vice President Al Gore today, accusing him of "misleading Americans" through a "pattern of embellishments and sudden reversals." Mr. Bush assailed Mr. Gore in a speech he delivered by satellite to the state committee of the Pennsylvania Republican Party. He cited a series of incidents involving the Gore campaign last week that he said provided telling insights into the vice president's character....   [tags: Papers]

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Political Life of Al Gore

- Political Life of Al Gore The life of Al Gore on his way to the presidential candidate was a long and fulfilling path leading from his beginnings as a young man working on his families farm in Tennessee to his strong leadership as a congressman and Vice Presidency to Bill Clinton. The man that many people now respect as a true leader grew up like most ordinary citizens of America, growing up on his parent’s farm in Tennessee he learned the importance of caring for the environment and the value of hard work....   [tags: Papers]

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Biography of Albert Arnold Gore

- Biography of Albert Arnold Gore On March 31, 1948 Albert Arnold Gore Jr. was born in Washington D.C. He was born into a highly political family. Albert Gore Sr. was serving his fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Tennessee's fourth Congressional District. His mother Pauline worked side by side with her husband in the office. Al was their second child. He had an older sister Nancy who was ten years older than him. Albert Gore Jr. lived two different lives while growing up....   [tags: Papers]

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The Killing Cousins: David Alan Gore and Fred Waterfield

- David Alan Gore and Fred Waterfield are also known as the killing cousins, these men were two of the most brutal killers of their time. Not only did they kill their victims but they would brutally rape and torcher them before ending their lives. Throughout this paper I will discuss their biography, the crimes they committed, their criminal cases, and a theory of why the committed the crimes that eventually led to the death of one of these men. David Alan Gore was born in Florida in 1953 on August 21st....   [tags: Murder, Women, Rape]

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Case Analysis of W.L. Gore

- W.L. Gore 1. What is it about the Gore organizational culture that keeps it a leader in innovation and creativity.      Since they are hiring the person and not to fill a specific job position, it keeps the people flexible and innovative. 2. What problems would a newly hired person have working for Gore.      A newly added employee is not given specific direction of where to go and what to do. Instead the Gore Company promotes creative thinking and the employee places himself where he thinks he needs to be....   [tags: Business Management Case Study, solution]

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The Presidential Candidates Bush and Gore

- The Presidential Candidates Bush and Gore Albert Gore is the 45th vice president of the United States. He was educated at Harvard University and Vanderbilt University Law school. In 1977, Gore was elected to the office of US representative from Tennessee. After seven years he became the state's US senator. He lost the election in 1988 when running for presidency. Apparently he won several primaries but his campaign appeared to be unfocused and unorganized. In 1993 he was nominated as Bill Clinton's running mate for that presidential election....   [tags: Papers]

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The Reflections Of Gore Vidal

- The Reflections of Gore Vidal There are many people in today's society that would love to have their views published for the whole world to view, but few can match the wit and originality of Gore Vidal. Vidal is the author of many short stories, novels, playwrights, and movie scripts. Gore Vidal has been and continues to be an influential figure in American literature. One of Vidal's most effective strategies as a writer has been to make the public aware of his opinions through his very popular and controversial works....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Blood, Violence And Gore As Entertainment

- Blood, Violence and Gore As Entertainment The Texas Chainsaw massacre, Braineaters from outer space and Bloodfeast are all films were the title can speak for itself. The are films were violence, blood and gore play an important role. It is obvious that someone has to action, but who. Since the dawn of man people have used violence for entertainment. In Rome they had the Colluseum, nowadays we have the cinema. Violent films are being produced all the time, no one seems to care. Even though there aren't many people who are harmed from these films, there are a lot of children who do....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Al Gore: Presidential Candidate

- Al Gore: Presidential Candidate The candidate I chose to do my paper on was Al Gore. Al Gore is the current Vice President of the United States. He is for the Democratic party and is now running for President for this 2000 election. I chose to do my paper on Vice President Al Gore because I believe that he will be the next president to be in office. With his support on certain issues and policies and also his experience, I know that Al Gore will be able to handle the presidency. I will discuss Al Gore’s brief history and background, his qualifications, and where he stands on certain issues....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fear, Death and Gore in Edgar Allan Poe's Writing

- Throughout the human history, there have been writers that have altered the way society thinks about certain occurrences. Edgar Allan Poe, one of the most prominent writers of the English literature, has the honor of being the one, who smartly linked societal and individual distress to fiction. Poe, because of being the pioneer of the detective fiction, is seen as an influential writer of the nineteenth century. Poe's writing was mostly influenced by his childhood and the societal happenings of the time....   [tags: English Literature, Character Traits]

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Women Directors of Horror Films

- Women love gore too. Since the beginning of time people have always been intrigued by storytelling especially ones that scare them. Stephen King the master of horror once said people love watching horror films simply because it keeps their sanity. “It may be that horror movies provide psychic relief on this level because this invitation to lapse into simplicity, irrationality and even outright madness is extended so rarely” (King). When people see a slasher film it gives them a chance to kill off “Annoying Bob” from the office in their heads....   [tags: cinematography and gore]

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Bush Gore

- · ASHINGTON -- The storm over his campaign finance practices has thrust Al Gore into what his advisers concede is by far the most perilous moment of his political career, leaving his aides scrambling to contain the damage. The growing nervousness results from the announcement last week that Janet Reno, the attorney general, is reviewing whether the vice president's fund-raising activities may have been improper for such a high-ranking official. The inquiry could lead to the appointment of a special prosecutor....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gore Vs. Bush

- Gore vs. Bush Foreign Policy Ø CHINA Bush would like to redefine the relationship between China and the United States to become one of competitors, not partners. Both Bush and Gore feel that the free market will most likely produce more individual freedom in China and he also supports increased trade with them. They also agree on defending Taiwan against aggression from the mainland, supporting the One-China Policy that has defined our relationship with them for a number of years. Gore believes that china should be encouraged to be a prosperous society by inducting them into various international institutions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bush v Gore

- Bush v. Gore Bush v. Gore was a controversial case that was heard on December 11, 2000. This case decided the outcome of the 2000 presidential election between Vice President Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush. The election took place on Nov 7, 2000. Under our electoral college system each state votes for our new president separately, a winner is then declared in each state and is awarded “electoral votes” that is equal to the states number of representatives in the House and Senate. Gore led Bush 266-246 and 270 votes are required for victory....   [tags: essays research papers]

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W. L. Gore Case Analysis

- W. L. Gore Case Analysis Although the name W. L. Gore & Associates may not seem familiar to the ear, in all actuality, its products are some of the most well-known in existence. W. L. Gore is famous for its pioneering work with the polytetrafluoroethylene polymer, which lies as the backbone for many of Gore’s products, including its most famous, Gore-Tex. Founded on January 1, 1958, by the husband and wife team of Bill and Vieve Gore in the basement of their home, W. L. Gore & Associates has expanded internationally to a workforce of over 6,000 associates in 45 locations, with sales volume of over $1.84 billion last fiscal year....   [tags: Business Analysis]

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Comparing Gerald Ford and Albert Gore

- Comparing Gerald Ford and Albert Gore As a truly beaten Richard Nixon sat in the Oval Office the walls of his presidency closed all around him. The Watergate Scandal had been so exhausting to President Nixon that some feared that he might take his own life. Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski was closing in on Nixon, he had received White House tape recordings and transcripts that Nixon knew would put him in jail. Several Months earlier Vice President Spirow Agnew resigned and Nixon nominated long time friend and Congressman Gerald Ford....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing George Bush and Al Gore

- Comparing George Bush and Al Gore George Bush has seven principles of reform, only four of which I will elaborate on, for a better quality education in our nation’s schools: (1) Achieve Equality; Just as Bush is closing the achievement gap in Texas, he plans to do so across the states (2) Promote Excellence; Bush believes in clearly defined standards of basic skills plus crucial knowledge. The states should devise tests to ensure that the standards are met (3) Ensure that Every Child Can Read; Statistics show that 70% of 4th graders in low income schools cannot read....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Stretching Facts On Syrian Refugees ' By D ' Angelo Gore

- By remaining objective, writers are able to provide facts for their audience without swaying their opinions. In the article “Stretching Facts on Syrian Refugees,” D’Angelo Gore and his fellow authors explore the misconceptions that many politicians have regarding the situation with the Syrian refugees. Throughout the article, the authors prove their claim by focusing solely on providing facts and demographics about the refugees. Gore and his fellow authors do not offer their own opinions or political affiliations....   [tags: Democratic Party, Barack Obama, United States]

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W. L. Gore & Associates - “100 Best Companies to Work For”

- W. L. Gore & Associates - “100 Best Companies to Work For” Every year Fortune Magazine lists the 100 best companies to work for. Who wouldn’t want to work at one of these companies. However for many, me included, just having a job is a relief. The current economic crisis has had a serious effect on unemployment and many people are looking for a job to make ends meet and they’ll take what they can get right now. Those of us who are lucky enough to be employed feel lucky to still have a job in this economy....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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A Complete Shit Hole By Gore Vidal And Flannery O ' Connor

- ... A lot more addiction in drugs could be seen. Individual freedom is a difficult topic to even discuss. But if someone 's individual freedom affects your own in a negative way, should it really be allowed. Vidal also relates to historical ignorance through prohibition. He talks about when alcohol was forbidden and because of it being stopped, crime started to happen a lot more. People sold it secretly, despite the law that was forbidding it. It was still being made and sold to many people. This gives me the feeling that if we as a society decide to keep drugs illegal, people will still sneak it and hide it....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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Topics Covered by Ian Frazier, Leslie Silko, and Gore Vidal

- ... Well his article demonstrates that not all people are mean and that even the effort to help someone you don’t know can really be appreciated. This topic I have heard on the news many of times before how people who take the time to help someone they don’t know and just so happened to save that person’s life. We don’t recognize these people enough, but Ian Frazier does, he thanks them and shows how appreciative the woman must’ve felt. I think the students next year should read this article as I did, it is a heartwarming thing to know that there are people who will do random acts of kindness, and it also opened my eyes and made me realize that you don’t even have to do much but just try to...   [tags: herois, weapon, drugs, legal]

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A Convenient Appeal: The Image of Urgency in an Inconvenient Truth

- ... An accompanying graph depicts rapid population growth. But perhaps more crucial to the logical appeal is its direct connection and impact to the audience. The audience feels the pressure of the situation. Through appeals to logic, Gore exemplifies the apparent danger and urgency of global warming to his audience. To underscore the imminent calamity of global warming, Gore appeals to his audience’s sadness and distress. He wants to reveal the bleakness of a world which becomes increasingly warmer....   [tags: Al Gore documentary]

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Global Warming Essay: An Inconvenent Truth

- Former United States Vice President Al Gore became interested in global warming during his years at Harvard University studying under Professor Roger Revelle. During the Clinton Administration Al Gore pushed and encouraged energy efficiency and alternate fuel resources. After Al Gore’s presidential election defeat to Georgia W. Bush in 2000, Gore focused his full attention back on global warming. Al Gore Traveled across the United States and around the world presenting a slide show featuring the concerns of global warming....   [tags: Global Warming, Al Gore]

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The Unhinged Election of 2000

- Every four years, The United States holds an election in order to find the new president whom is to run the country. The elections are important to Americans because it can change the future for many generations. In 2000, the two candidates were: George W. Bush for the Republican Party and Al Gore, former vice president, for the Democratic Party. This Presidential Election was one of the most suspenseful and unclear presidential elections for more than a century. To make it even burrier than it already was, the media declared prematurely that Al Gore was the winner, then a few hours later that George Bush had won, and then retracted both statements before the election had even ended....   [tags: Bush vs Gore]

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Al Gore versus George Bush Debate Styles

- Al Gore versus George Bush Debate Styles On October 11, 2000, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush, Jr., participated in the second presidential debate for Decision 2000. These two men went head to head on public issues. The candidates answered questions for the sole purpose of showing the people of the United States who was the stronger leader. After reviewing the debates one can easily state Mr. Gore won by strongly and directly answering questions posed, of an avoidance of red herrings and a firm, correct use of facts....   [tags: Papers]

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The Presidential Candidates Al Gore versus George Bush

- The Presidential Candidates Al Gore versus George Bush The United States is in a very unusual situation right now as most people know. We still haven’t come up with a president. The effects of the candidate we elect for our next president may change my life and may not. If Bush is elected, everything I believe and stand up for will stay the same. I really hope he will become the next president because he will ensure the protection of my rights. If Gore were elected as our next president, my life could seriously be effected....   [tags: Papers]

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What Was Learned From the 2000 Presidential Election?

- The 2000 President Election isn’t considered to be the typical election that occurs every four years in our society. I am opening up the discussion of this important topic in American presidential history by first sharing a fact that not many people may know: there have been three previous presidential elections in which one candidate won the popular vote but not the electoral vote and lost the election. The 2000 Presidential Election was considered to be one of the most highly contested elections in presidential election history (Summary)....   [tags: Bush vs Gore Election Essays]

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The Electoral College in The United States

- Historical overview As the first Democrat in nearly 20 years to hold the position, Bill Clinton saw a successful, yet embattled tenure in the office of the presidency. As he looked to pass the torch to his Vice President Albert Gore Jr, a virtually unchallenged bid in the Democratic primary, as he carried all of the delegates, with the stance and platform of being a more moderate alternative to the liberal Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey. The Republican Party was locked in a more challenged series of primaries with the two frontrunners being Senator John McCain of Arizona, and Governor George W....   [tags: bush, al gore, clinton, votes]

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Visit to a Small Planet

- The theater is a remarkable place where people leave their everyday lives and take a break. They take an opportunity to go and see the works of art that are referred to as plays. Visit to a Small Planet was written by the playwright Gore Vidal in 1956. One must review a theater piece thoroughly before fully understanding what message the author tried to get across. Gore Vidal’s life must be explored to understand why he wrote his plays. Criticisms play a very significant in part in considering these masterpieces....   [tags: Gore Vidal, criticism, US military]

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American Health Care: Gore And Bradley One Problem Two Solutions

- The nation's economy has produced 9.5 million jobs in the last four years and raised wages for even the lowest-paid workers. As Americans buy more homes, cars and other consumer goods, the number buying health insurance has not budged. Now, the 44 million Americans without insurance are taking a prominent place in the national spotlight, thanks to the Democratic presidential primary. And in Vice President Al Gore and former senator Bill Bradley, the nation has a chance to sort out how far it is willing to go, if at all, toward promising health care for everyone....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore

- Ever since man first made contact with the moon in 1969, there has always been a continuous eagerness to gain more knowledge about the unknown realm of the universe. This has lead to countless endeavors in the dynamics outside of earth. On a study that was done in 2011, space shuttles flew around earth in a total of “135 missions starting with the Colombia in April 1981 and ending with Atlantis on July 21” (, 2011). It is also recorded that NASA had conducted space trips that amounted to 542,398,878 miles traveled, or 21,156 orbits around earth, have spent a total of 1,332 days, 20 hours, 1 minute, and 34 seconds, and have flown 355 individuals between this span of time (scien...   [tags: truth, fiction, documentary]

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Do the Friday the 13th films have more to offer than just gore?

- Do the Friday the 13th movies have more to offer then just gore. -=-=-=-=-=-=- If you have ever been to a Friday the 13th movie and thought that it was nothing more than ninety minutes of tasteless gore, you are not alone. However, the movies do have more to offer. In this horror series, there are many hidden messages. Although not everyone chooses to analyze them, they do play a role in the feeling people get when leaving the theatre or taking the video back to the rental store. The hidden messages in the films are presented differently, and have different meanings....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Presidential Debate Between Governor George W. Bush

- ... I want to give robust support to the groups that are trying to overthrow Saddam Hussein.” An action that is not supported by the current administration. Gore successfully distinguished himself from the work of the current administration, a task Bush failed to do. By distinguishing himself from the work of the Clinton administration Gore answered the concerns of voters who did not support the current administration’s foreign policy, as it pertains to the Middle East. This is a position that Bush should have adopted, but rather allowed Gore to use and in the process determinately harm the claims of Bush throughout the debate....   [tags: George W. Bush, Al Gore, Bill Clinton]

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Learning about Global Warming through "An Inconvenient Truth"

- An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim that depicts Al Gore’s campaign to increase awareness of global warming. I have always heard of global warming, but have never taken the time to look at the available evidence and develop my own opinion. This documentary not only helped me achieve a greater understanding of the causes of global warming, but especially allowed me to comprehend the consequences humans face if nothing is done. The film consists of Al Gore giving a slideshow presentation to an audience with additional scenes that emphasize the impacts and consequences of our actions that have led to global warming....   [tags: Al Gore, Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]

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Presidential Election of 2000

- The United States of America is divided on many issues. This country’s main issues, which the divide the people, usually revolve around the president and the presidential elections. There are two main parties that have presidential candidates; the Democrats and the Republicans. Most Democrats are more liberal than Republicans. They want to help the people that live in the country more than Republicans and are pro-abortion, usually. Republicans are more conservative, on most occasions. They want to keep the government out of personal lives as much as possible and are anti-abortion....   [tags: Al Gore vs George W. Bush]

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The Politics Of Climate Change

- Climate change is a worldwide issue that has been raised for decades but which is yet often relegated to a position of secondary importance. However, the attention given to the politics of climate change has been increasing over time, as the consequences of decades of inaction are about to be experienced. Nevertheless, for many, politicians and the media have failed to underline concretely the importance of addressing climate change. It is not the case of numerous novels, films and plays, as well as photographs and other art forms, that have aimed to depict global warming....   [tags: Global warming, Al Gore, Climate change]

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Commentary on the Film "Braveheart"

- Brave heart, truly entertains us with eccentricity by showing us amid colors, pageantry, and the violence of medieval Scotland. The resplendent tale of the legendary William Wallace (Mel Gibson), a farmer by birth, a rebel by fate, who banded together his valiant army of Scottish peasants to crush the cruel tyranny of the English king Edward Longshanks (Patrick McGoohan). Mel Gibson digs deep into the roots of mythology and iniquity to grab a hold of his audience. The optimistic three hours presents us with action sequences and a mix of romance without the nostalgic gauche that we commonly see nowadays....   [tags: Family, Gore, Violence]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Altar Call Of True Believers '

- Reputable environmentalist Janisse Ray in her narrative “Altar Call to True Believers” uses pathos, logos, and ethos efficiently to create a convincing kyros for her essay. To start off she uses ethos. She admits her own faults, capturing the reader’s attention as well as “playing” upon the readers trust and understanding. Next she uses pathos. Ms. Ray identifies with her audience and displays her own background to gain more of the reader’s empathy. Lastly, she capitalizes on logos. Janisse logically forges an ideological circumstance for what, how, and why the people of planet earth should be doing to help the environment....   [tags: Rhetoric, Logos, Al Gore, The Reader]

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An Inconvenient Truth, by Davis Guggenheim

- The evidence that we have reached an ecological tipping point is incontrovertible. Davis Guggenheim’s An Inconvenient Truth presents the current situation of our environment, as well as its potential future, by utilizing footage from Al Gore’s traveling slideshow presentation interspersed with interviews of the man who “used to be the next president of the United States of America.” While Gore may give this self-description jokingly, this is undoubtedly a political film, not lacking political bias....   [tags: Irreparable Ecological Damage]

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Examining the Economic Platform of a Political Party

- Examining the Economic Platform of a Political Party Al Gore and the Democratic Party have many plans for the Tax Reform and Social Security issues. These two very important issues play a very big part in the upcoming presidential Election of 2000. The Economic issues are very crucial in his bid to become our countries next president. The following things discussed in my paper show us how Al Gore and the Democratic Party stand on very important issues for the future. Gore proposes that people buying and selling Social Security records should be charged with a federal crime....   [tags: Papers]

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The Election of 2000

- The election of 2000 was the closest and most controversial election in all U.S. history. This event was the fierce competition full of irregularities and unfairness between George W. Bush and Al Gore to become the first president elected in the 21st century that turned into an intense political and legal battle to decide the presidency. It was such an interesting and unique election because unlike how elections are supposed to work, the election of 2000, for many unique reasons, did not end with a clear winner....   [tags: US history, controversy]

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Analysis Of ' An Inconvenient Truth '

- Make a Change Americas freedom was accomplished by the 13 colonies working together, and fighting together. Slaves were freed by rallying and doing marches.Great acts and challenges have been overcome by people working together. If there is a will there is a way. People think that a challenge known as Global Warming is too big to overcome. A man named Al Gore “used to be the next President of America”(Al Gore) has made many claims and arguments in how people are the main reason of global warming....   [tags: Global warming, Earth, Rhetoric, North Pole]

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A Brief Biography of George Orwell

- Al Gore was the first son of Albert Gore Sr.. He had an older sister Nancy was ten years older than Al but unfortunately she died in 1984 from lung cancer. Politics ran in the family and Al’s father served as a U.S senator for the state of Tennessee. Al’s mothers name was Pauline and she graduated from Vanderbilt Law school. When Al was in school they lived in the Fairfax hotel in Washington D.C. However, during the summer time he would live on his families’ farm in Carthage, Tennessee. He would spend a majority of his day helping out on the farm and then spend most of his nights hunting....   [tags: notorious US Vice-presidents ]

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The 2000 Presidential Election

- Democratic candidate Al Gore and Republican candidate George W. Bush have been in a too-close-to-call race for the presidency since the campaigning began. With the distinct differences of the candidates how could this be. Al Gore's position on the major issues, political experience, knowledge and America's economic growth and prosperous state in the last eight years should have the given Gore the winning votes. However, in Gore's campaign he focused largely on changing the qualities viewed by the public as negative to a positive view....   [tags: Papers]

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The Convenient Truth From Abraham Lincoln

- The Convenient Truth From Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama, all politicians have the same mindset. They all want to convince the public of their ideas and beliefs. These people are so good at what they do, they may convince citizens of beliefs they never thought they ever would. Most people will never understand how Germans could agree with what their own country was doing during World War 2, however, they never had the personal influence of Adolf Hitler. Not many people want to have King Jong-un as their leader, but the people in North Korea love him....   [tags: Global warming, An Inconvenient Truth]

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The Presidential Election Of 2000

- ... Bush’s dominance in these small states exactly cancelled out his loss of the largest state, California. The election of 2000 also eliminated many of the divisions between parties. Republicans moved away from previous unattractive positions. On the economic side, Republicans were no longer opposed to all government programs and Bush put forward new policies to improve education, expand health care, and add funds and programs to Social Security and Medicare. Bush’s “compassionate conservative” position was created to reduce the emphasis on moral issues associated with the Republican Party....   [tags: George W. Bush, President of the United States]

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The Media and the 2000 Campaign

- The Media and the 2000 Campaign For much of the 2000 campaign for the Presidency, Vice President Al Gore has been seen the candidate who will win this year’s Presidential Election. The polls show Gore as leading, political analysts have been saying “Gore all the way,” and most of the general public seem to be in agreement that Gore will succeed President Bill Clinton. But recently, the past two Presidential debates have seemed to abolish the idea that Vice President Al Gore will easily be elected President over Texas Governor George W....   [tags: Papers]

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And the Winner Is? A Look at How Bush Unfairly Won the 2000 Presidential Election

- There is quite a bit of controversy involved in the presidential election of 2000. There is evidence to support that Al Gore would have in fact won the election, if it were fair to both parties. This is not to say that the outcome was necessarily to George W. Bush’s fault, but the final result was improperly and unjustly swayed in his direction. The nation was held in the balance for nearly an entire month to learn the outcome of the election and who would be the next president of the United States of America....   [tags: American politics analysis]

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The 2000 Presidential Campaigns

- The 2000 Presidential Campaigns The 2000 Presidential campaigns are going to be a very close according to the recent poles made by CNN with Gore in the lead with 43 percent and Bush with 42 percent. The main Presidential candidates are Vice President Al Gore representing the democrats and Governor of Texas, George W. Bush representing the Republicans. The candidates disagree on some issues including abortion, healthcare and education. However they do agree on some things but they have different methods of obtaining their goals....   [tags: Papers]

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Why vote for George Bush

- Candidate Letter Dear Ms Latourell, When you vote I think you should vote for George Bush. George Bush doesn't have as much experience as Gore, but He is highly educated and does still have a lot of political experience. George Bush’s plans on certain subjects such as social security and Medicare, gun control and education are better that Gores and are more realistic. George Bush was born on July 6, 1946, in New Haven, CT. His religion is Methodist. George Bush went to Harvard or Yale, for four years each....   [tags: persuassive essays]

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Campaigning for the Presidential Election of 2000

- Campaigning for the Presidential Election of 2000 The 2000 Presidential campaigns were a very close call according to the poles made by CNN with Gore in the lead at 43 percent and Bush with 42 percent. The main Presidential candidates were Vice President Al Gore representing the Democrats and the Governor of Texas, George W. Bush, representing the Republicans. The candidates disagreed on some issues that included abortion, healthcare, and education. However, they did agree on some things but had very different methods on obtaining their goals....   [tags: Presidential Election Politics Presidents Essays]

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Humor of South Park

- Manbearpig: Half Man, Half Bear, Half Pig, but All Global Warming. South Park is a popular animated comedy series written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. While the episodes of South Park are always humorous on the surface, each show usually has a deeper, much more profound meaning and moral. One episode of South Park entitled Manbearpig, named after the monster in the episode, has a particularly potent deeper meaning. On the surface, the episode pokes fun at monster stories, politics, and specifically Al Gore....   [tags: TV Review]

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Who I Think Should be the Next President

- Currently our nation is having a hard time choosing whom to elect for our next President. There are certain issues, in my opinion, that point me towards Presidential Candidate Al Gore. Al Gore would make a promising President because of his background in politics, and I prefer his standing on education and abortion to the other possible contenders. He grew up with strong family values and has been involved in politics his entire life. Because Gore understands that our nation has problems with education and abortion, he developed many new programs to help each issue....   [tags: Papers]

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Presidential Campaign of 2004

- Each presidential election overview has always been similar to a three-ring circus, but in the 2000 Election with Al Gore and George W. Bush, was by far one of the biggest circuses ever. Democrats had reason to worry about the election. Republicans held the White House for three consecutive terms from 1980 to 1992, voters often grow tired of one party after two terms. They were hoping to win control, yet there was a lot at stake with the election at the time. And even though it came to be a quite chaotic election, it was by far the closest election ever in history....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Public Opinion and Polling

- Public Opinion and Polling Americans are showing signs of disaffection with a presidential campaign that is just beginning. The public thinks the press and large campaign contributors are having too much influence on who gets nominated, and a 60% majority thinks voters themselves have too little say. The latest Federal Election Commission, conducted on the heels of protracted controversy about coverage of alleged cocaine use by George W. Bush, found public reservations about news coverage of most "character issues" ranging from youthful drug use to psychological counseling....   [tags: Papers]

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Global warming: the human-accelerated assassin of Mother Earth

- There is an old proverb in Kabati, Kenya claiming that people should strive to be like the moon. This means that people should always be on their best behavior and be good to others. We complain when there is too much sun and it gets unbearably hot, or when it rains too much or is cold. But, no one grumbles when the moon shines. Maybe this saying should not be so limited as to only pertain to being good to people. Maybe we, as a people, should be on our best behavior when caring for the planet, our only home....   [tags: climate, atmosphere, earth]

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Global Warming And Its Impact On The World

- ... Gore approached a few aspects on this issue: more efficient electrical appliances, higher mileage cars, other transport efficiency, renewable technology, carbon capture sequestration – “they all add up and pretty soon we are below our 1970 emission.” The government can have impact on reducing pollutants in the atmosphere. In the film, Gore talked about the ice core drills that were taken in Antarctica for studding carbon dioxide levels in preceding years. “When the snow falls it traps little bubbles of atmosphere....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Global warming, Earth, Atmosphere]

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A Good Job Campaigning

- ... Al Gore received over 540,000 more votes than George W. Bush and lost by a difference of only 5 electoral votes. In Florida, the election was close, with less than a 2,000 vote count in favor of Bush. Due to the small margin, Florida law allowed for a recall. This recall run by the county canvassing board found that there were no errors in counting the ballots. Gore’s campaign wanted counties with confusing and troublesome ballots to count their votes by hand. This process was going to take longer than the Florida law allowed, and so began a long legal battle....   [tags: Elections, Voting, George W. Bush]

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The Best Candidate for the Presidency

- The Best Candidate for the Presidency As this election 2000 is coming, each candidate is working very hard. They are doing debates, electoral campaigns all over the country in order to get more popular votes and therefore get the electoral votes they need to be the next president of the United States. In all of the inquiries that the media did in most of the states, Al Gore seems to be the favorite one, because he knows what he is doing, he has enough experience to rule our country, and he also has very interesting positions in the issues that he proposed to the American people....   [tags: American America History]

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The Presidential Election of 2000

- The Presidential Election of 2000 Presidential election cycles are always three-ring circuses, and the 2000 election has become one of the biggest circuses ever. With a two-term president unable to seek re-election, the House of Representatives clearly up for grabs, and Democrats counting on major Senate gains -- even hoping to win control -- there is a lot at stake in this year's elections. Republicans' optimism is based on their view that they will take back the White House after an eight-year hiatus....   [tags: Politics Political]

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Transformational Leadership Vs. Transactional Leadership

- Transformational leadership in contrast to transactional leadership is based on being visionary, inspirational with specific goals, ideals and be able to engage at the emotional level with followers. Al Gore was criticized for adopting a populist theme and by distancing himself from Clinton (who was a charismatic leader himself) and portrayed him as an untruthful, disloyal in terms of democratic views. At a Democratic convention, during a fund raising event in which Al Gore did not allow fellow congress women to speak at the convention, he claimed to be his own man, morally superior and was propagating his self of agendas which has silenced the voices of many people who were supporting democ...   [tags: Motivation, Leadership]

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The Guardian Put It Very Well When They Say

- ... Looking back in history though there and many examples of elections that were won by only a few thousand votes. Actually one does not have to look any further than the 2000 United States presidential elections between Governor of Texas George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore. !!!!As the end election is creeping up closer and closer there still is no clear winner, they are very close, infact they are only a few 1,000 votes away from each other. Every state is keeping the score even, state by state there is no way to tell what is going to happen....   [tags: George W. Bush, President of the United States]

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