The Hutus commenced a second campaign of ethnic extermination, which led to another outbreak of war and the death of tens of thousands of refugees. 1) Afghan bombs A boy in Afghanistan had his head blown off after mistaking a cluster bomb for an emergency food parcel. When the US air force began bombing Afghanistan in October 2001, they also dropped thousands of emergency food parcels for civilians. However, the bombs and food parcels were similar in size and both wrapped in yellow plastic, making them almost indistinguishable. Children picked up the brightly colored bombs, mistaking them for the humanitarian aid
According to the transcription of his speech provided by the New York Times, Obama says, “we’re going to have to forge a new social compact to guarantee all our kids the education they need, to give workers the power to unionize for better wages. To update the social safety net to reflect the way we live now,” (“President Obama’s Farewell Address”). Obama stated points in his address such as healthcare, racism in present-day America, etc. All of which were points which he and Trump disagree on. During his speech, Obama’s audience chanted, “Four more years!” His crowd trusted him so much, and was so loyal, that they couldn’t bare to see him not in office.
Since 1979, the federal government in the U.S. has recommended daily flossing, but by law these dietary guidelines, which are updated every five years, have to be supported by scientific evidence. Surprisingly and without any notice the federal government dropped flossing from its dietary guidelines this year (2016), telling the Associated Press that "the government acknowledged the effectiveness of flossing had
Ambrose tells an in depth story of Meriwether Lewis’ journey from childhood to becoming Thomas Jefferson’s choice as leader of the expedition to the Pacific. Meriwether Lewis was Virginia born, “...in a time of independence and where the West provided exploration and East provided education and knowledge.” Lewis grew up in a family of explorers and land owners which made them particularly rich. His father died from pneumonia when he was 5 years old and his mother remarried Captain John Marks. Lewis always had a very close relationship with his mother. Whenever he was traveling throughout the new America, he would always take time to write letters to her, especially when he knew he wouldn’t be able to send more letters for a while.
However, the full scope of contamination will remain unknown due to the drifting of herbicides during the military spraying and the unaccounted-for stockpiles of herbicides that remained in the country after the war. The herbicides contained lethal doses of dioxins and were sprayed on thousands of villages in levels 25 or higher than normal ranges of agricultural use in the US. This toxin has a half-life of
What is life’s most extraordinary pleasure? For many, money, power, and/or fame come to mind, and the idea of helping others does not register. It seems for every person eager to help, there are millions ready to hurt or disregard those in need. Nevertheless, the world is not beyond salvation; there are numerous individuals willing to give their time and labor to transform the world into a better place for all. These devoted people are volunteers, and they believe life’s most extraordinary pleasure is the joy of helping others.
In the Vietnam War, U.S. used Agent Orange to destroy the forest in Vietnam. In the First and Second Gulf Wars, oil caused many oil spills and oil fires, which destroyed many areas. Japan Army buried thousands of unused weapons, which eventually leaked into the soil and destroyed fields, lakes, and streams. Many died from the deadly pollution. Which included livestock, people, plants, and animal life.
For over 40 years, Family Place provides 180 shelter beds each night for safe housing, counseling and skills to create independence whilst constructing community engagement as well as advocating for social change to stop family violence. Subsequently earning the title as one of the largest family violence service provider in North Texas. Serving 10,049 clients with 130,996 hours of service last year alone (Family Place Inc). This organization is driven with passion in pursuance to restore humanity, wanting to see their clients thrive and prosper. By
This causes heavy disease to spread around the environment due to unwholesome and unnatural confinement of living creatures. As US farming industries kill more than 30 millions bird each day and 10 billions bird in a year, this animal carnage can pollutes a land, air, and water that contains variety of diseases including bacteria, chemicals and viruses. Also, poisoned well water is a major issue on the Delmarva Peninsula which kills about 600 million chickens per year and it results 3.2 billion pounds of raw waste, 14 million pounds of phosphorous and 49 million pounds of nitrogen. Another situation happened in southeastern part of us which areas are being turned into fly-infested places by the poultry industry. The wildlife habitat is destroyed to erect new poultry houses, slaughtering plants and worker’s trailer parks.
Many pesticides take a long time to breakdown and are called Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). They can have half-life of anywhere from a few days to many years. DDT is a pesticide that was once widely used. DDT is banned for the past 40 years but it is still found in food and accumulated in 99% of the bodies of Americans. What other environmental implications of pesticide use are?
Weirick said those in need are also referred to People to People Ministries, Community Action Wayne/Medina and Job & Family Services. There is collaboration with other organizations to make sure those who need help receive help. Wiggam said he liked the collaboration so money is available for those who truly need it. For more information about services provided by the Veterans Service Commission, call (330)
Sherman and his forces tore up tracks burnt down the town of Meridian, crippling the main supply hub and rail depot for the Confederates, Sherman also showed compassion for the civilians along the route by saving some of the homes from the farmers that where just trying to survive. Sherman had Hurlbut and McPherson destroy tracks in four different directions, heading away from Meridian for up to 120 miles; the troops
My core program is Early Childhood Education. During the most recent live lecture (week 4), you stated we were allowed to present out final project on any current event. I am deeply dedicated to ECE, however, the recent accusations against the Wounded Warrior Project has influenced my decision to choose this subject, over my core program. Being the daughter and wife of career servicemen, I am devoted to the interest of our American Veterans. Both my father and husband were disabled American Veterans, both served during war times and both died too young (58 & 54, respectively), due to service connected disabilities.
On March 16, 1968, US Army soldiers from the Company C of the 23rd Americal Division marched into the village of My Lai in Vietnam on a search and destroy mission. Although the US soldiers intended to conduct a “combat assault”[ Michal R. Belknap, The Vietnam war on Trial (Lawrece, Kansas: the University Press of Kansas, 2002), 57] on the village which was thought to be the location of the 48th Vietcong Battalion after a tip off, it turned into a mass-killing of hundreds of innocent civilians and noncombatants. After the slaughter at My Lai, the Americal Division deemed the event a success[ Belknap, 78], however once word got out of the massacre a year later, it was met with outrage by the public. Although the killing of civilians during
4. The Vietnam War saw the use of many controversial military tactics used by both the United States and their allies, as well as the Viet Cong and NVA. On the American side, one of the most prevalent and well known missions was Operation Ranch Hand, a decade long herbicidal warfare campaign that is still causing terrible birth defects to this day. The herbicides used in Agent Orange were contaminated with an even worse chemical, known as TCDD, which is a heavy carcinogen and teratogen. In the period that it was used, agricultural lands were sprayed with Agent Orange in an attempt to starve the enemy by destroying the main crop in the region, rice.