What is the purpose for the formation rules?


The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), or the North Atlantic Alliance, was established in 1949 as a bulwark against the spread of communism and, ultimately, the Soviet Union - the leader of the Eastern bloc, often perceived as NATO’s binary opposite during the Cold War. However, it was also created to unify the West and prevent another world war, though this role has been taken up by the European Union in recent years as it attempts to keep European countries together.

During the Cold War, NATO served as the primary national security and defence alliance of the North American and Western European allies, and the North Atlantic Treaty states that if any NATO member where to be attacked, then its NATO allies would come to its aid. It prevented the spread of communism into Western Europe and parts of Asia, and would often come into direct dispute with the Soviet Union.

Today, NATO continues to serve a familiar purpose but, in the wake of the War on Terror, has...

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There are rules in the class room so kids don't get hurt. If we don't have rules in our classrooms kids someone may get hurt. True story example:if a person runs and bumps another child he might fall and someone steps on the finger. That finger is twisted and the bone moved and it broke .Then the child is rushed to the hospital and your parents have to pay the medical bill. There are other stories and explainations why we have rules in school.This story is one of those explainations.We should always have rules!!! To keep you safe and others too!!you should always listen to your teacher or gaurdian,when they insruct rules to you. No mather wether you like the rules or not you have to listen to the rules.If you don't something bad may happen and you wouldn't want that. So always listen to rules!!!!!! Thank you and have a nice safe day!!

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Internal purposes for Declaration of Independence

1. Lets the general population know the reason why they were separating from the established government.
2. To inspire others to side with them.
3. To inform the Crown the with the grounds for the separation.

External Reasons
1. To inform the rest of the world that a new government was being established and hopefully gain the recognition of other world powers.
2. To formally be know as a nation in rebellion and the government of the rebellion.
3. To invoke the rules of war, rebels we soldier of a government and should be considered POW and not traitors or spies.
4. This allowed for the rebel government to establish letters of credit to purchase good and materials, borrow money, establish Ambassadors in counties that recognized the rebel government.
5. Grant Rebel ships ports access to foreign harbors. Etc.
There is a myriad of International and legal privileges that come...

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Sunday 10-March-13

The Purpose of Art

What is the purpose of art? Why do we like it? What does it do for us? It does not keep us alive or safe. It does not find us a mate or help us succeed. So why do we seem so enamoured by it? (Art in the question here may include a range of artistic productions including paintings, sculptures, plays, novels, photographs, etc.).

A simple response is that the purpose of art is to give pleasure, and this is partly right. Indeed we can stand in front of a grand master's painting or listen to Mozart and be delighted. Yet we may also weep at paintings of death or sorrowful dirges which are also, surely, art.

A better definition, perhaps, is that art should move us, stimulating emotions. Of course not everything that makes us happy or sad is art, but art and emotion are causally connected. Good art is reliable in this, while weaker art is not. If nobody ...

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APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing).

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notes on - "Philosophy and Logical Syntax"

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by Rudolf Carnap


These lectures are concerned with explaining the method of philosophising being practiced by the Vienna Circle in 1934. This is the method of the syntactical analysis of scientific language.

Lecture 1 - The Rejection of Metaphysics

Section 1 - Verifiability

Philosophy is considered as having three components, Metaphysics, Psychology and Logic, the present work falling into the latter category and being characterised as Logical Analysis.

The purpose of Logical Analysis is to analyse assertions and make clear their sense, which involves determining their method of verification. Some propositions can be directly verified, others are to be verified indirectly, by directly verifying propositions deduced from them. Indirectly verifiable propositions cannot be conclusively verified. Propositions which have no verifiable consequences are without sense,...

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In addition to the historical reasons, the reason that not only do you have to have 7 men on the line, but you have to have a particular seven men, is to avoid confusion about who is eligible to catch a pass. From the rulebook, rule 7 section 5:

Section 5 Position of Players at the Snap Article 1: Offensive Team. The offensive team must be in compliance with the following at the snap: (a) It must have seven or more players on its line (3-19-1); and (b) Eligible receivers must be on both ends of the line, and all of the players on the line between them must be ineligible receivers. (c) No player may be out of bounds.

Thus, not only must seven men be on the line, but those seven must be the 5 ineligible receivers (the offensive line, who may not be the first to touch a pass, and must stay behind the line on passing plays prior to the pass being thrown) with one eligible receiver on each side of them. You'll hear fouls periodically saying "The receiver was covering up the...

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The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

As more and more first-time investors turn to the markets to help secure their futures, pay for homes, and send children to college, our investor protection mission is more compelling than ever.

As our nation's securities exchanges mature into global for-profit competitors, there is even greater need for sound market regulation.

And the common interest of all Americans in a growing economy that produces jobs, improves our standard of living, and protects the value of our savings means that all of the SEC's actions must be taken with an eye toward promoting the capital formation that is necessary to sustain economic growth.

The world of investing is fascinating and complex, and it can be very fruitful. But unlike the banking world, where deposits are guaranteed by the...

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Luke Burgess (rightmost player in black) introduces the ball into the scrum.

A scrum (short for scrummage) is a method of restarting play in rugby that involves players packing closely together with their heads down and attempting to gain possession of the ball.[1] Depending on whether it is in rugby union or rugby league, the scrum is utilized either after an accidental infringement or when the ball has gone out of play. Scrums occur more often, and are now of greater importance, in union than in league.[2] Starting play from the line of scrimmage in gridiron football is derived from the scrum.

In both sports, a scrum is formed by the players who are designated forwards binding together in three rows. The scrum then 'engages' with the opposition team so that the players' heads are interlocked with those of the other side's front row. In rugby union the initiation of the process is verbally coordinated by the referee who calls 'crouch, bind, set' as of 2013 (formerly...

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On the offensive side, there are two basic types of players: 1) linemen, who line up on the line of scrimmage and protect their teammates, and 2) ball handlers.

The five linemen consists of the "center" (in the middle of the line) who "hikes" the ball to his quarterback, two "guards" on either side, and two "tackles," who are "wide" protectors. These five linemen are not eligible to receive passes.

The six ball handlers include the quarterback, who receives the ball from the center, a big full back, who can run with the ball up the middle, a fast half back who can run with the ball to the sides, and three pass receivers, posted at the end of the line "outside" the tackles. Any of these men can receive a forward pass, and are "eligible receivers." That is, depending on the situation, the quarterback may send his halfback and fullback forward to try to catch passes instead of run with the ball.

On the defense side, there are typically four linemen (opposing five...

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an intergovernmental organization which regulates international trade. The WTO officially commenced on 1 January 1995 under the Marrakesh Agreement, signed by 123 nations on 15 April 1994, replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which commenced in 1948.[5] The WTO deals with regulation of trade between participating countries by providing a framework for negotiating trade agreements and a dispute resolution process aimed at enforcing participants' adherence to WTO agreements, which are signed by representatives of member governments[6]:fol.9–10 and ratified by their parliaments.[7] Most of the issues that the WTO focuses on derive from previous trade negotiations, especially from the Uruguay Round (1986–1994).

The WTO is attempting to complete negotiations on the Doha Development Round, which was launched in 2001 with an explicit focus on developing countries. As of June 2012, the future of the Doha Round remained...

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Coming Together

It takes time for any new team to get its act together. In this stage, there's lots of exploration as group members get to know one another. There's a focus on similarities and differences and first impressions are key as people try to figure out the similarities and differences. Because everything is new there is a fair amount of confusion and anxiety as people try to put their best foot forward. As a result, productivity will be lower. Issues that arise are questions of whether each person feels like they belong to the group, whether members can be trusted and who is in charge.

The individual tends to wonder whether he or she will be accepted and is careful and polite in order to make that happen. The leader's task is directing so that the group can get coordinated in their efforts. Orientation is an important task in the forming stage.

This is also a good time to look at how the group is organized. Because the group has not...

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