Discussion Post A company may finance its operations using debt or equity; or a combination of both. If and when a company increases its debt, what happens to its WACC?
discussion post Horror or Science Fiction?: Frankenstein is often credited with being a founding work of science fiction, while also serving as a classic of horror fiction. Some people argue that it does not really count as science fiction, since the science involved is largely fantastic, non-technological and never described in any detail. It might as well just be magic. Stories of magically created golems go far back into folklore, and this is just one of those. This is really just the story of a big scary supernatural critter chasing people around. Others argue that he novel DOES qualify as science fiction, since it establishes the genre of the artificial human. Works about robots (I Robot) androids (Blade Runner, Terminator) and genetically engineered humans all emerge from Frankenstein. Weigh in on this debate. Do you think the work functions primarily as science fiction or as horror? What themes in the… read more
Discussion post Read the subsections of the risk mitigation security control of the Federal Financial Institution Examination Council (FFIEC) located at http://ithandbook.ffiec.gov/it-booklets/operations/risk-mitigation-and-control-implementation.aspx. Next, infer on the five (5) controls likely to be found in small community financial institutions such as credit unions. Justify your choices.
Discussion Post Please weigh in on each of the 3 questions related to this week’s topics. Remember to review the discussion board rubric for details about scoring. 1. Look at the Death Penalty Chart 4.2 in the text. Why do you think the results look like this? How do the positivist theories of External Restraint or Subculture of Violence theory apply? 2. After reading the article on Marital Rape (Auster, et al). How do the attitudes of the adolescents in the study reflect the Feminist Theory of Rape? What laws would you create on Marital Rape and why? 3. What are your thoughts on Female Genital Mutilation? Is this family violence or a cultural tradition? Do Americans have the right to intervene, why or why not? http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/87/6/07-047423…http://web.a.ebscohost.com.mylibrary.wilmu.edu/eho… Attachments area 20180321103727ch04thio10e
Discussion post Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a relatively new technology that is used to extract oil and natural gas from underground sources. Our text discusses the technology used in fracking as well as some of the problems and benefits associated with its use. Read your text (page 195) and view the video (YouTube #35) on this subject. Maryland recently passed legislation to ban fracking in the state. What is your position on fracking? In your post, address the following: Should fracking be permitted? Would you be ok with fracking if it wasn’t near your home? Should it be allowed anywhere? What about the companies that own land rights and use fracking to increase their profits? Should they be allowed to frack? Should fracking be permitted if it leads to lower energy prices and less greenhouse gas emissions?
Discussion Post In order to meet the learning objectives for this course, you must create and carry out a research design. This week’s discussion is designed to help you create and narrow an appropriate research question. You should choose a political science topic, narrow it, and create an answerable question, using the guidelines in this week’s module readings and lectures. Module 2 Discussion Instructions for this Discussion For this discussion, you will write a 2-3 paragraph post of at least 300 words that: 1. Identifies a research topic and identifies the reasons you find it interesting and important; 2. Narrows and focuses that topic into two alternative research questions; 3. Chooses one of these upon which to focus the research design required for this class. Then, you should respond to at least one of your classmates’ post with a 100-200 word post that: 1. Assesses the research questions that… read more
Discussion post Globalization may have considerable beneficial and detrimental effects on various countries. Using what you’ve learned from this module, share your thoughts on the economic and political impact of globalization on the Russian and U.S. economies. As you address this topic, please also discuss the relationship between U.S. and Russia in the past 10 or so years, and discuss where you see it going.
Discussion Post Part1: Please answer the question in a min of 250 words. When developing a global marketing plan one of the primary considerations to consider is the use of centralized or decentralized control for decision-making authority. Discuss the main advantages and disadvantages associated with command and control at the local country level. Predict the various growth opportunities that will emerge in markets within the global trade arena. Next, speculate on three (3) primary concerns that should be considered when conducting business in emerging countries and possible solutions to overcome these concerns. Justify why these concerns need to be addressed. Part 2: Please comment and give your opinion on the student post below. Please answer the the question in a min of 100 words. (Jasmine) Since centralized (top-down) and decentralized (bottom-down) planning each have their pros and cons, many companies prefer hybrid planning. Centralized planning begins at the top… read more