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Voodoo
Voodoo
Voodoo Fon is spoken by over half the people of Benin and it is the mother tongue of voodoo. In Fon the root word for voodoo is vodoun that means spirit or god. Voodoo had its origins over 350 years ago in West Africa. In fact Allada, a small town in Benin, is often called the 'cradle of voodoo'. In 1996, January 10th became National Voodoo Day in honor of its followers that make up 65% of Benin population. The religion Vodoun was a by-product of the slave trade. This Yoruban religion was carri
Monasticism in the Middle Ages
Monasticism in the Middle Ages
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Hawaiian Goose
Hawaiian Goose
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Prologue of History
Prologue of History
Prologue of History Until statehood, Hawaii was ruled economically by a consortium of corporations known as the Big Five: C. Brewer and Co., sugar, ranching, and chemicals, founded in 1826; Theo. H. Davies & Co., sugar, investments, insurance, and transportation, founded in 1845; Amfac Inc. (originally H. Hackfield Inc.-a German firm that changed its name and ownership during the anti-German sentiment of WW I to American Factors), sugar, insurance, and land development, founded in 1849; Castl
Fossil Fuel Consumption CO2 and its impact on Global Climate
Fossil Fuel Consumption CO2 and its impact on Global Climate
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Volcanoes
Volcanoes
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Hawaii
Hawaii
Hawaii Out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean there lies a chain of islands called Hawaii. The isolated location of the Hawaiian Islands has caused the people who live there to develop a highly unique culture as well as a fascinating history. Hawaii is situated near many different countries such as Japan, the United States, and the group of islands called Polynesia. Because of this, the island’s ethnic background is very diverse. Its location relative to other very large and powerful nations has
Volcanoes
Volcanoes
Volcanoes The countries with the highest volcanic risk are those which contain explosive volcanoes, such as Italy, Indonesia, New Zealand, New guinea, the Philippines, Japan, Russia, he U.S., Mexico, and the countries of Central America. Some of these countries cannot afford to develop effective risk mitigation programs and must look upon industrialized nations for concrete examples of effective risk reduction. The 1902 eruption of Mont Pele’e which destroyed the town of Saint Pierre occurred be
HISTORY
HISTORY
HISTORY Early Explorers Spanish, Dutch or Japanese explorers may have stopped at the Hawaiian Islands as early as the 1500’s. But the rest of the world did not hear of the islands until Captain James Cook of the British Navy discovered them on January 18, 1778. Captain Cook named the Hawaiian Islands “The Sandwich Islands” in honor of the Earl of Sandwich who was the first Lord of the British admiralty. The island people treated Captain Cook very well because they thought he was a god. In l779,
MASTERS OF DECEPTION
MASTERS OF DECEPTION
MASTERS OF DECEPTION RUSSELL MEEK BOOK ANALYSES 10TH SUMMARY Paul lived in New York City. He had his first encounter with a computer when he was about nine of ten. He was at his dad's office Christmas party. One of his father's colleagues turned one on for him and he became emideatly obsessed. From then on he read every kind of books, magazine, or panflets he could find. He mastered the skill of the computer language BASIC. Then he learned machine language, which is communicating with the com
Voodoo also called Vodoun and Hoodoo is a culmination of the West Afri
Voodoo also called Vodoun and Hoodoo is a culmination of the West Afri
Voodoo, also called Vodoun and Hoodoo, is a culmination of the West African religions and Catholic beliefs brought to Haiti during the French settlement. Voodoo is a direct result of the slave trade. The whites forbade the slaves to practice their traditional rituals which involved the abuse of one's body. Because they disapproved of these practices, they imposed Catholicism by baptizing new members of society as Catholics. Voodoo rituals center around the belief in loa, which are the deities o
On the Various Means for the Reanimation of Dead Tissue
On the Various Means for the Reanimation of Dead Tissue
On the Various Means for the Reanimation of Dead Tissue As the above picture shows many people do have dead tissue on their body and need to have it fixed. The man above, who suffers from Bell's Palsy, a disease which paralyzes the face and kills the tissue, is being treated by Doctor James Sharpe. The process for repairing the dead nerves involves lifting out the damaged portions and replacing them with newer, healthy tissue from other parts of the body. After that, a series of lasers will m
THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HACKING AND PHREAKING
THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HACKING AND PHREAKING
THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HACKING AND PHREAKING BY REVELATION LOA--ASH Written: 08/4/96 Volume: 1 This document was written in Windows 95 Word Pad. The title above, and some of the text looks a little screwed up when read in anything else, so read it in Word Pad. Anyway, for those of you who are wondering what do the letters LOA under his handle stand for? Well, LOA stands for Legion Of the Apocalypse, which is a group of elite hackers and phreakers in my area. The current members of
The United States of America
The United States of America
The United States of America The United States of America is usually referred to as the United States or America. It is a federal republic on the continent of North America, which has 50 states. The U.S. includes Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin Islands as territories. America is bordered by Canada, the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean. In America the basic unit of currency is the United States dollar. The U.S. decimal currency consists of paper
William Gibson and The Internet
William Gibson and The Internet
William Gibson and The Internet Introduction The words Internet and world wide web are becoming everyday use these days, it has exploded into the mass market of information and advertising. There are bad points about the net as well as good points, this relatively new medium is growing at such a rate that the media have to take it seriously. This new form of communication was mainly populated by small groups of communities, but now that it is getting much easier to access the web these gro
Carbon Dioxide In Beverages
Carbon Dioxide In Beverages
Carbon Dioxide In Beverages Carbon dioxide is a colorless gas, it has a small but sharp odor and a slightly sour taste. Each molecule of carbon dioxide consists of one atom of carbon and two atoms of oxygen. Its chemical formula is CO2. Carbon Dioxide is about 1.5 times heavier than air. The specific volume at atmospheric pressure (101.3 kilopascals) and 70 F (21 C) is 8.74 ft3/lb. Under normal conditions it remains stable, inert and non-toxic. To liquefy CO2 it must be under 300 pound per inch
Lt Colonel Jay R Jensen's Six Years In Hell
Lt Colonel Jay R Jensen's Six Years In Hell
Lt. Colonel Jay R. Jensen's Six Years In Hell Brandon Emerson AP American History Period five Due 10/21/96 The book I have chosen to read for this review is one entitled SIX YEARS IN HELL. It is a book written by one Lt. Colonel Jay R. Jensen in a first person manor. He was a military pilot who flew over Vietnam and was captured and taken as a POW. This book covers his time in the military before hand describing the daily procedures etc. of his military life. The author graduated from Jordan