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Is there a population problem Let me show you an example I'm just goin
Is there a population problem? Let me show you an example. I'm just going to do some simple timing. Everybody can count down with me is they wish. (Count down 10 seconds) During the 10 seconds that passed, the human population on Earth increased by 27 people according to the Population Reference Bureau. It's not just a statistic but a fact - This means that 27 more people were born than died in that 10 seconds. Hopefully these 27 new people will be able to find food and shelter. Actually overpo...

Benjamin Franklins autobiography was to serve as a precedent for his s
Benjamin Franklins autobiography was to serve as a precedent for his son. His admiration and venerability for his ancestors inspired his life and hopped it would do the same for the future generations. Franklin was interested in the past actions and lives of his ancestors, from whos experience he was to learn and make future judgments in his life. He believed in historys reoccurrence and studied its events intensively: that is to be learned a lesson from by all. Benjamin Franklins ancestors...

Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur Every so often in cinema history there is a movie which supersedes all those before it. Only a select few films actually advance the quality of the overall cinematic world. Ben-Hur is a movie which dared to do so. Near the end of 1959 this film crashed on to the entire world. The budget and subsequent special effects of Ben-Hur made it a movie which can, and continues to, stand the test of time. MGM films dumped an unprecedented $15,000,000 into the production of this epic tale. (Bene...

World War I
World War I Twenty-seven countries on five continents were involved in World War I. This war was also called the Great War or The War to End All Wars. World War I was the bloodiest and most costly of all the previous wars. The total casualties numbered thirteen million with another thirteen million wounded. The cost of this war was estimated to be more than $337 billion (Young World Book 364). World War I was different from previous wars because of the new types of weapons and methods used on t...

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston grew up in Richmond Virginia and in
Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and in his many restless moves, lived in half a dozen Eastern cities. His true home was always in the misty mid region of Weir of his own fertile and troubled imagination. His father was David Poe, a Baltimore actor. His actress mother, Elizabeth, born of English parents, had come to the United States as a child. The two were not notably talented; they played minor roles in rather third-rate theatrical companies. Between them ...

THE HOLCAUST THE WAY IT WAS
THE HOLCAUST, THE WAY IT WAS Definition of the Holocaust What does Webster's dictionary defines the Holocaust as? holocaust \'hO-l&-kost, 'h- also -kstor'ho-l&-kost\ noun 1 : a sacrifice consumed by fire, 2 : a thorough destruction especially by fire. (i.e. a nuclear holocaust) 3 a often cap. : the mass slaughter of European civilians and especially Jews by the Nazis during World War II -- usually used with the b : a mass slaughter of people; especially genocide. Beyond the Definition The...

Platinum symbol Pt is a relatively rare chemically inert metallic elem
Platinum, symbol Pt, is a relatively rare, chemically inert metallic element that is more expensive than gold. The atomic number of platinum is 78. Platinum is one of the transition elements in group 10 of the periodic table. Platinum is the most important of the group of elements called the platinum metals, also included in this group is the metals: ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, and iridium. Platinum metals were probably used in alloyed forms in ancient Greece and Rome and were first ...

The Planet
The Planet Our world is 30% land and 70% water. It consists of five different land masses. Each piece of land is inhabited by a different creature. Kate Land is inhabited by the Bizo's, Anderland is the home of the Breeders, the Creepers live in Bogle Land, Sutherland belongs to Furby's, and Twin Falls to the Glow Worms. Each piece of land is very much different from the other. Although they all seem to have very warm weather. Kate Land Kate Land is a very beautiful land. The weather is tropica...

The Punic Wars
The Punic Wars The Punic Wars were three wars fought in the first and second centuries BC, between Rome and Carthage. Out of these three wars the second war had the biggest effect of the future in Rome and Carthage. The Carthaginians were lead by the great general Hannibal, one of the great military leaders of antiquity (Notes). The city of Cartage was founded hundreds of years before these wars started by the people from Phoenia, which is why the word Punic, or Phoenician, was used to describe...

Washington George 1732-1799 first president of the United States 1789-
Washington, George (1732-1799), first president of the United States (1789-1797) and one of the most important leaders in United States history. His role in gaining independence for the American colonies and later in unifying them under the new U.S. federal government cannot be overestimated. Laboring against great difficulties, he created the Continental Army, which fought and won the American Revolution (1775-1783), out of what was little more than an armed mob. After an eight-year struggle, ...

During the 1960s drug use was common and widespread in the United Stat
During the 1960s drug use was common and widespread in the United States. While still illegal, the punishments were not nearly as severe as they are today. Beginning in the early 70s society struggled with the idea of such heavy drug use and responded with a war on drugs, making drug use an illegal activity. Americas war on drugs has continued until today, and despite our governments efforts drug use is still widespread. The war on drugs is an ineffective way to curb drug use. America shoul...

The Vietnam War was the war that divided the inseparable country The
The Vietnam War was the war that divided the inseparable country. The United Sates was considered by many to be the most powerful county in the world, yet they felt the need to become involved in a war that many considered to be none of our business. The following pages will discuss the causes of the war that divided a country. The Vietnam War was a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959-1975, involving the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front in conflict with the Unite...

Ban Personal Watercraft No Way
Ban Personal Watercraft? No Way! The ban on Personal Watercraft or Jet-Skis has been a controversial issue over the past decade. Some feel that Personal Watercraft are too dangerous and noisy, injuring, and sometimes killing inexperienced riders while creating a nuisance wherever they are. On the other hand, I and other avid Jet-Ski riders feel that being able to ride Jet-Skis is a right and that the injury and death rate is made out to be a lot worse than it actually is. Advocacy groups are ...

Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan This movie is about World War 2. It starts out on D-Day where their storming the beach. When they open up the doors to their boats most are killed and if you jumped into the water you sank because your packs were to heavy. We won the beach, and when we were walking up the beach they found a house were the enemy was and they opened the door and shot a flame thrower into it and on the other side were all of our men and they jumped out through this crack in the top of the build...

Brown George 1818-80 Canadian journalist and statesman born in Alloa S
Brown, George (1818-80), Canadian journalist and statesman, born in Alloa, Scotland, and educated in Edinburgh. In 1838 Brown accompanied his father to New York City and then to Toronto, where they began to publish a newspaper, the Banner, in 1843. The following year Brown founded the Toronto Globe, which became one of the most influential political newspapers in Canadian history, as the voice of the Reform, or Liberal, Party in Upper Canada (now Ontario Province). After election to the Canadia...

A Social Illness In An Enlightened Society
A Social Illness In An Enlightened Society Social discrimination has been a major problem in the entire world. Many countries may have faced that social illness but when it comes to Britain ,this fact becomes weird!. Thats because Britain is considered as a developed country with an enlightened society where a social problem like this must be considered as a barbaric and irrational thinking . but sadly the social discrimination and the division of people according to the problems facing this c...

The History of Rope
The History of Rope Our project is on the history and uses of rope. Ropes have been used for more than 10,000 years and were originally constructed from vines and strips of animal hide. A rope is made up of fibers that are twisted together into many small yarns. The yarns are gathered together into strands, or hanks, that are usually twisted into three or four strand ropes. Rope fibers usually come from plants, but the fibers may be of almost any material that can be cut or combed into strips a...

It seems as if the message of this ballad was hidden under the portray
It seems as if the message of this ballad was hidden under the portrayal of courage of Patrick Spens. Courage is only one of the representations that were hidden in the story of Sir Patrick Spens. In addition to courage, the story was suggesting that nature can not be defied. Courage and the fact that nature can not be defied are identified from lines 21 to 24 in which Sir Patrick Spens crew (A.K.A Merry Men) predetermined that they would encounter a heavy storm on their way to Aberdour. Altho...

What is the History of Magic Mountain
What is the History of Magic Mountain? Viper, Superman - The Escape, Batman: The Ride - on a daily basis these rides thrill us, excite us, and scare us. They are all located within Six Flags: Magic Mountain, and yet the history of this incredible place is hardly known. Was it originally a jelly stand that grew into a local fun-park like Knott's? Or was it originally a cartoon production studio like Disneyland? In this essay, I will show you how the amazing place we know as Magic Mountain grew...

Life in Fiji
Life in Fiji Hello. My name is . I live in Fiji.actually, it is an uncharted island a couple hundred miles from Fiji. Life in Fiji as a hermit isn't too bad. I prefer the term nomad, however. Fiji is in a tropical climate, so I see a lot of heat and even more rain. My house is in the trees to keep the local wildlife from moving in. I do, however have a pet goat, which I use for milk and, I would like to add, I caught myself. I use palm leaves as my roof on my house, and it is mostly made f...

Coast Salish People
Coast Salish People Before the arrival of Europeans in the 1800's, B.C.'s coastal Natives had no cars or electricity or any of our everyday things that alienate us from our natural environment. Pacific coast Aboriginals thrived here for hundreds of years by creating a way of life which was in harmony with the unique Northwest coast habitat. On the B.C. coast, there were 6 main peoples or groups. These groups were not tribes, as these people identified only with their village as well as perhaps ...

Slave Life
Slave Life The warm climate, boundless fields of fertile soil, long growing seasons, and numerous waterways provided favorable conditions for farming plantations in the South (Foster). The richness of the South depended on the productivity of the plantations (Katz 3-5). With the invention of the cotton gin, expansion of the country occurred. This called for the spread of slavery (Foster). Slaves, owned by one in four families, were controlled from birth to death by their white owners. Black men...

Sea cucumbers in the Galapagos are being fished out illegally in spite
Sea cucumbers in the Galapagos are being fished out illegally in spite of a four-year ban that is unsuccessfully enforced by the Ecuadorian government. Most sea cucumbers are dried and exported to Taiwan and Hong Kong. The waters off of mainland Ecuador have already been stripped of commercially valuable sea cucumbers. The controversy in the Galapagos involves the inability to sustain sea cucumber harvesting, and that the removal of millions of sea cucumbers will have detrimental effects on the...

Introduction
Introduction Lazio, also known as Latium, is a region in west central Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea. There are many beautiful provinces, or cities, in the region. Some include Rome, Latina, Frosinone, Viterbo, and Rieti. In Lazio there is also an important river, the Tiber, which runs right through Rome. The capital of Italy is Rome, which is also an important industrial city in the region, Lazio, and the capital of Lazio as well. Another important city is Civitavecchia, the Vatican City, the cen...

Heart Ache at Home
Heart Ache at Home Here I am the one place I have always wanted to live! The Karn Island. It is the most secludes place in the world. All by myself and having the time of my life. My name is XI Hing and ever since I was four, back in 1986, I wanted to live alone. I am now 15. My mom and dad died when I was three and never had much feeling for my foster parents. My life has been hard and I am dealing with it the best I can now. I try to relax on my porch and just look at the night sky. The stars...

LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION Little was known about western America when
LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION. Little was known about western America when the Lewis and Clark Expedition set out in 1804. Twelve years earlier Captain Robert Gray, an American navigator, had sailed up the mouth of the great river he named the Columbia. Traders and trappers reported that the source of the Missouri River was in the mountains in the Far West. No one, however, had yet blazed an overland trail. President Thomas Jefferson was interested in knowing more about the country west of the Mis...

THE BATTLE OF CHATTANOOGA
THE BATTLE OF CHATTANOOGA By Colby Payne April 7, 1999 Mr. Hopkins 4th Hour The Battle of Chattanooga Thesis Sentence: The Battle of Chattanooga, one of the most important battles of the Civil War, was fought to determine who had access to strategic passage and water ways surrounding the city. I. Introduction II. Events leading up to the Battle of Chattanooga. A. The Union Army 1. President Lincoln chooses a leader. 2. Grant gathers his troops. B. The Confederate Army 1. The Battle of Chickam...

THE GREAT GATSBY
THE GREAT GATSBY NAME: XXXXXXXX DATE: 3/20/97 PERIOD: 1 TOPIC: In a well-developed essay, demonstrate how the following passage conveys the theme of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. And as I sat there, brooding on the old unknown world, I thought of Gatsby's wonder when her first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy's dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn and his dream must have seemed so close that he would hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already ...

The title Lies My Teacher Told Me Everything Your American History Tex
The title, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, is a quite shocking. To most students, textbooks are the bibles of that study, whether it is science or history. To think that a writer would knowingly put false statements in his book is almost unthinkable. After reading James W. Loewen's book, I now think otherwise. He points out many details that the standard textbook either forgot or got wrong. In this report, I will review chapters 2 and 4, and analy...

Benjamin Franklin-Scientist and Inventor
Benjamin Franklin-Scientist and Inventor American Studies May 20, 1996 Benjamin Franklin has influenced American technology, and indirectly, lifestyles by using his proficiencies and intelligence to conduct numerous experiments, arrive at theories, and produce several inventions. Franklin's scientific and analytical mind enabled him to generate many long lasting achievements which contributed to the development and refinement of modern technology. Few national heroes, including George Washington...

The Battle of Bunker Hill
The Battle of Bunker Hill I Boom, Bang, Crack! The sounds of muskets being fired, its ammunition ricocheting off rocks and splintering trees are heard all around. The pungent smell of gun powder stings the nose, and its taste makes the mouth dry and sticky. The battle is still young, but blood soaked uniforms and dead or dying men can already be seen, causing the fear of death to enter many of the soldiers' minds. It is remembered that freedom is what the fight is for, so we must continue to gai...

Atlantis We will never know
Atlantis: We will never know Atlantis Fantasy is a tough sell in the twentieth century. The world has been fully discovered and fully mapped. Popular media has effectively minimized the legend and the fantastic rumor, though to make up for this it has generated falsities not as lavish but just as interesting. Satellites have mapped and studied the earth, leaving only a space frontier that is as yet unreachable. But standing out is a charming fantasy the modern world has yet to verify or condemn:...

Absolute
Absolute An elephant was brought to a group of blind men who had never encountered such an animal before. One felt a leg and reported that an elephant is a great living pillar. Another felt the trunk and reported that an elephant is a great snake. Another felt a tusk and reported that an elephant is like a sharp ploughshare. And so on. And then they all quarreled together, each claiming that his own account was the truth and therefore all the others false (traditional parable). None of the accou...

Archimides
Archimides Archimedes (287-212 BC), preeminent Greek mathematician and inventor, who wrote important works on plane and solid geometry, arithmetic, and mechanics. Archimedes was born in Syracuse, Sicily, and educated in Alexandria, Egypt. In pure mathematics he anticipated many of the discoveries of modern science, such as the integral calculus, through his studies of the areas and volumes of curved solid figures and the areas of plane figures. He also proved that the volume of a sphere is two-t...

Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment By: Troy Baldwin E-mail: [email protected] D-Day D-Day is the most well-known, gruesome day in the history of WWII. Out of the five landings, the landing on Omaha Beach was, by far, the worst for the U.S. and The Allies. Paratroopers who had landed the night before came up behind the Germans and aided the U.S. and The Allies. Eventually they pushed through and invaded Hitlers Europe. Even though D-Day was considered a massacre, the invasion aided the USs ultimate victory...

Evolution of Goaltending in the NHL
Evolution of Goaltending in the NHL Today, the term hockey describes differing games in various parts of the world, but specifically in North America it refers to as ice hockey. In its origin, hockey is one of the oldest games played. The earliest mention of the sport of hockey dates back to 1572, when it was on a list of prohibited games. Hockey's birthplace is believed to be in Asia and authorities credit Persia with having devised it about 2000 BC. People who perfected the game of polo must h...

Foreshadowing And Flashback
Foreshadowing And Flashback Two Writing Techniques That Make Fitzgerald A Great Writer by Jonathan Werne 'Suppose you met somebody just as careless as yourself.' 'I hope I never will,' she [Jordan] answered. 'I hate careless people. That's why I like you.' (Fitzgerald, pg. 63) Jordan is explaining to Nick how she is able to drive badly as long as everyone else drives carefully. This quote represents the writing technique of foreshadowing, which is being used in one of its finest form. Fitzgerald...

Festivals and Holidays of India
Festivals and Holidays of India There are many holidays and festivals in India. In my report I will explain what the holidays of Holi, Diwali, Dussera, and Basanto commemorate. I will give details about their dates and customs. ****************************** Holi: The Fire Festival The Hindu Fire Festival, called Holi or Basaat is celebrated in India on the fifteenth day of the Light Half of the Moon, in the Hindu month of Phalguna (March). Holi is a spring festival for Hindus. It is celebrated ...

Immigration Paper
Immigration Paper American Immigration Policy Immigration has held a major role in shaping our country. Immigrants have provided many things such as customs, manufacturing, inventions, and entertainment. Many people today don't realize how greatly we have been affected by immigration. A survey was given to ten people. The survey contained a list of people who were all immigrants. When asked how many actually were, only one person got the question right. Old Immigration occurred between 1840-1890...

M Ms - Miners and Mercury
M & Ms - Miners and Mercury Most miners of the Amazon lead a very polluted way of life. They pollute the environment they live in and they pollute themselves. The, garimpeiros as the miners are called in Brazil are independent farmers of the gold that flows beneath the rivers of the Amazon rain-forest. Their daily routine of early mornings, long hard days, and late nights drinking and taking cocaine contribute to their way of life. Their only goal in life is to drill for the gold dust which seem...

Moby Dick
Moby Dick Moby Dick is an extremely long novel written by Herman Melville. This book is an epic tale of a crazed sea captain hunting the whale that bit off his leg told through the eyes of a school teacher. As the story begins Ishmael is at the local boating dock looking for work. Ishmael being a school teacher has allot of time off as of the moment because the school is at recess, for what reason i don't know. He is in a tavern talking amongst the whalers. He asks if they know of any ships on w...

Ned Kelly- Castles
Ned Kelly- Castles This is a brief paragraph or two on each of the major siege weapons. For the not just the besiegers but also the defenders. Please note most of these weapons were not used alone and often had many different versions of the same weapon. KNIGHT At age seven a son of a noble family was sent to a nobleman or lord, often who was a relative. Here he was a page and taught how to ride a horse, and his manners. At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to a knight. As the squire to the...

Platinum
Platinum Platinum is a relatively rare, chemically inert, metallic element. It symbol is Pt, atomic number is 78, and its atomic weight is 195.09. Platinum is one of the heaviest substances known. One cubic foot of Platinum weighs 21 times as much as a cubic foot of water. A grayish-white metal, Platinum has a melting point of 1772 degrees C and a realatively high boiling point of 3827 degrees C. It has a high fusing point, is ductile and malleable, expands slightly upon heating, and has high el...

Polar Bears
Polar Bears Polar bears are big, white bears (sometimes darker fur) that live in very cold regions like around the artic poles. There are 21,000 to 28,000 Polar bears alive that are known. Polar bears swim in water and are carnivores, they eat fish . Polar bears feed mainly on ringed seals and bearded seals. Depending upon their location, they also eat harp and hooded seals and eat carcasses of beluga whales, walruses, narwhals, and Bowhead whales. A polar bears' stomach can hold up to 15% to 20...

Public Information
Public Information Ever wonder how a person not known obtains critical information once unavailable to the public? Nowadays, the easy access of computers makes it almost impossible for citizens to completely be out of the risk of privacy invasion. Anything we do is being monitored discreetly or publicly by others. Yet, there are different ways in which this issue can be viewed. It is harmful in the way that we do not know exactly what is being monitored by others, nor the way it is being used. P...

The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights How many rights do you have? You should check, because it might not be as many today as it was a few years ago, or even a few months ago. Some people I talk to are not concerned that police will execute a search warrant without knocking or that they set up roadblocks and stop and interrogate innocent citizens. They do not regard these as great infringements on their rights. But when you put current events together, there is information that may be surprising to people who have...

The Creator Speaking Through His Creation
The Creator Speaking Through His Creation Prosperos epilogue at the conclusion of The Tempest provides interesting parallels to its authors life. Written near the end of his career, numerous scholars suggest that it is Shakespeares written farewell. Just as Shakespeare sculpts a world from nothing, Prospero authors the events on the island. Prosperos monologue flows naturally with they story and provides a natural ending to the work. He describes the loss of his magical power at the ...

The Old Man And The Sea
The Old Man And The Sea In The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway describes an old fisherman and the unfortunate trials he faces as his luck runs out. Through the novel, the fisherman, Santiago, replicates Hemingway's ideal man, a noble hero. Hemingway had a Code of Behavior that he himself followed. He had morals that were strict and an appreciation for instinct and human nature. He had a specific way of living life and an understanding of time. He believed in taking risks and acting upon in...

Us Supplies In Wwii
U.s. Supplies In Wwii Some people say that the most devastating war in the history of the world has been World War II. First of all, what is a war? Websters Dictionary says that the definition of war is an armed contest between states or nations any contest or strife, such as a war of words. As one can see, World War II was a contest between states or nations. It began with a simple little conflict in Europe in 1939. This conflict involved Germany and an Anglo-French coalition but eventually ...

Utopia
Utopia Secluded in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is a place called Sashy, a wonderful, perfect society. It is always peaceful and nothing bad ever happens on the island. The island's air is always fresh and free of any toxins or pollution. Temperature on the South side of Sashy is always warm with no humidity present. On the North side of Sashy the weather is always perfect for winter activities, the temperature is just cold enough for the snow to fall. The North side of the island is full o...