Kevin Pankonien Pinki Charkrabati ENG 107-13 March 12, 2014 Compare and Contrast Many debate whether PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs) such as HGH and steroids have had a negative impact on Major League Baseball over the past twenty years. For instance, the article “Performance Enhancing Drugs” by Jarred Tynes argues that steroids must be removed from the MLB. He states that “The MLB must strictly adhere to a new policy to ensure its effectiveness” (Tynes, p. 15). Tynes argues that PEDs are ruining the game of baseball and could be fatal to the players using them. On the contrary, a study performed by professors from California Berkley suggests that PEDs increase offensive production and make the game more exciting (Grossman, pg.
The use of performance enhancing drugs in the sport of American football has been an ongoing issue since the late 1980s, especially in the National Football League (NFL). The NFL began to test players for steroid use during the 1987 season, and started to issue suspensions to players during the 1989 season.  The NFL has issued as many as six random drug tests to players, with each player receiving at least one drug test per season.  One notable incident was when in 1992, when player Lyle Alzado died from brain cancer, which he attributed to the use of anabolic steroids, however, Alzado's doctors stated that anabolic steroids did not contribute to his death.  The use of performance enhancing drugs has also been found in other levels of football, including play at college level, and even high school play.
Since decades ago, there have been a lot of publications and special reports about how bad is alcohol for the body and how it increase the risk for many deceases, and many people still drink a lot. In addition, the license is supposed to be a strong argument to consider before drinking and driving. But reality is that it won’t prevent accidents from beginners at drinking. It only will prevent future accidents commited by the same person who already has been involved in one. It could help but it won’t prevent all accidents related to alcohol.
Research has shown that these steroids can harm kids who are developing. Some of the negative side effects begin to show up in later years. One of the main reasons they are so controversial is because steroids are also illegal. Therefore the question that arises as steroid use increases is “Should anabolic steroids be legalized?” Discussion In this whole anabolic steroids issue, lots of people are involved. There are a number of parties that are all affected by this issue.
There is an ongoing debate on whether drug testing of welfare recipients is legal in many of the local state governments. This paper hopes to expand on some of those topics in a pro vs. con setting. The Pros and Cons of Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Pros - Most jobs require drug testing before and during employment Testing poor and working people for drugs is not a new idea. It’s a trend that picked up significant steam during the war on drugs when in 1986, President Ronald Reagan issued an executive order requiring all federal job applicants to pee in a cup. The order was quickly followed by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, which required employers with federal grants to keep their businesses drug-free.
Kaitlynn Kaslow English 122-801 Professor Maslanka 11 March 2012 Cheating William Moller’s essay “We, the Public, Place the Best Athletes on Pedestals,” and, “Cheating and CHEATING,” by Joe Posnanski talk about baseball and the use of amphetamines (very controversial in the world of baseball). Both authors talk about use of drugs and steroids to get ahead in the game has been done for years and years. Not being a huge fan of baseball sort of distanced me from these articles. I know nothing of any of the all- stars, percentages, or averages mentioned in either of these essays. But both Joe and William are confronting the issue of cheating (using drugs) in baseball.
Random workplace drug testing has been used in the United States since the late 1980’s. There are many different methods of drug testing such as urine drug testing, hair drug testing, and saliva drug testing. There was another drug testing method called Spray (sweat) drug screening, this is a patch that is applied to the skin, and collects sweat over a long period, usually ten to fourteen days; if a person does drugs in this time period, the patch will be able to detect it. This method was used by social workers and parole officers, but was stopped by government agencies because of problems and difficulties with the patch. This just goes to show that there is drug-testing going on all over the United States in many different ways.
America must restore its rights and responsibilities. Prohibition does not work. There would not be a criminal market place if drugs, all drugs including designer drugs, were legal. In an article titled, “10 Reasons to Legalize Drugs” it stated that “The market for drugs is demand-led and millions of people demand illegal drugs.” Crime would be reduced tremendously. Most of the violence associated with Lind 2 illegal drug dealing is caused by its illegality.
10/18/11 Thesis Even though many people would disagree: Today’s gun owners should not only register their guns new and old, but they should also be required to take an extensive gun safety class that they would be required to pass before they could carry a weapon. Gun owners should be held responsible for any crimes or actions that were taken do to the use of their registered fire arms regardless of how it was used. In the State of Arizona with the “Department of Public Safety “, it is a requirement for a gun owner to have a permit before carrying a concealed weapon. Arizona has the most leniencies on the registration of guns. I feel if we had stricter gun laws that our crime rates would plummet.
Others do drugs due to mental illness or dependence. It’s alienation caused by capitalist exploitation and atomized culture is what drives so many people to not only use drugs, but to become addicted to them. Utilizing the example of the ‘Rat Park’ by Bruce Alexander, if a rat’s environment actively meets both their social and physical needs, there’s no reason for the rat to choose the cocaine water over the regular one. In contrary, without the engagement and socialization, without the needs being met, the rat will resort to the cocaine water actively over regular water. Moreover, drug cartels cannot compete with government owned substances for free.