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Your Questions About For Those In Peril On The Sea

December 21, 2013

Charles asks…

Should the human race have dominion over the earth?

Genesis 1:28 says, “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

Does this passage give us license to do as we please with everything non-human? Why or why not?

admin answers:

Should the second hand on a watch have dominion over the minute hand? Should the smallest spring or cog on the inside take priority? All parts are needed for the watch to work.

The earth doesn’t have any spare parts. All its creatures have their place, as do humans, but if we disrupt the natural order of things very much, we do so at our own peril.

Our attitude should be one of stewardship rather than dominion, and caretaker rather than master.

Chris asks…

Looking for a song title and album for Jimmy Buffett song?

The lyrics start – I was listening for answers that I could not really hear when the words of a a wise old Indian put a conch shell to my ear and I took off for the ocean I was searching or the coast painting pictures of my vision with words from grandma’s ghost hiding from the dragons riding for the sea singing ballads from my childhood a pirates life for me survivors seem to function best when peril is at hand where the song of the ocean meets the song of a salty piece of land.

admin answers:

A Salty Piece of Land

William asks…

i need a poem or quote something about how rough seas and hard times?

somehow connect, my mother passed away and she loved the ocean so i want something about hard times and rough seas and how me and my family pulled through? if this makes any sense to anyone and could help me out that would be awesome thanks!

admin answers:

I know my own soul, how feeble and puny it is: I know the magnitude of this ministry, and the great difficulty of the work; for more stormy billows vex the soul of the priest than the gales which disturb the sea.
John Chrysostom

Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come.
Thomas Carlyle

Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
Edmund Spenser

Every drop in the ocean counts.
Yoko Ono

A week of sweeping fogs has passed over and given me a strange sense of exile and desolation. I walk round the island nearly every day, yet I can see nothing anywhere but a mass of wet rock, a strip of surf, and then a tumult of waves.
John Millington Synge

Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores.
Charles Caleb Colton

Down below the broad, roaring waves of the sea break against the deep foundation of the rock. But high above the mountain, the sea, and the peaks of rock the eternal ornamentation blooms silently from the dark depths of the universe.
Rudolf Otto

I feel as though I have lived many lives, experienced the heights and depths of each and like the waves of the ocean, never known rest. Throughout the years, I have looked always for the unusual, for the wonderful, for the mysteries at the heart of life.
Leni Riefenstahl

Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end.
William Shakespeare

It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.
Charles Caleb Colton

Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst.
Alvar N. C. De Vaca

No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.
Charles Kettering

The city is the nerve center of our civilization. It is also the storm center.
Josiah Strong

The decision by France to resume nuclear testing in the South Pacific has destroyed this hope and raised a storm of protest at home, in the South Pacific and thankfully around the world.
Jenny Shipley

The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others.
Adolf Hitler

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Vincent Van Gogh

have a nice day!

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Your Questions About For Those In Peril On The Sea

December 20, 2013

Richard asks…

Where does animals and insects go or happen to their souls after death?

I know where people goes, I mean I read and heard about it in the holy Koran and Bible. But haven’t heard or read about the animals and other creatures!!!
Tell me what you know depending on either your religion or information.
Thank you:)

admin answers:

Those huge masses of ice, which we know as icebergs, found floating in the seas of the North and South poles, number amongst the most deceptive and, therefore, the most dangerous phenomena to be found in nature. Their deceptiveness lies in the fact that no matter how huge, or wonderful in configuration, what we see of them amounts to only one tenth of their enormous bulk. What lies below the surface of the ocean spreading far and beyond the visible perimeter, poses tremendous hazard to the unwary. In some ways, our lives are like those floating mountains of ice. The part we spend in this world about a hundred years, or less- is like the part of the iceberg which is visible above the surface. We can see it, touch it, feel it. We can take its measure and deal with it effectively. But the part which comes after death is like the submerged part-vast, unfathomable and fraught with peril. It is something which defies the imagination, but which we must nevertheless try to comprehend, for that is the part of human life which God has decreed should be eternal and, as such, ineluctable.
We are all familiar with the facts of our origin and the course which life takes from the womb until death. But at the end of our lifespan, whether it terminates in youth or in old age, our familiarity with the nature of things comes to an end. It has been surmised that death means total and final annihilation. But this is not so. Death is simply a means of consigning us to a new womb, to the womb of the universe itself. From that point, we are ushered into another world: the Hereafter. While the present, physical world as we know it has a finite time-frame, the Hereafter stretches away from us into infinity. We fondly imagine that there is some parallel between the pleasures and pains of this world and those of the next, but, in truth, nothing that we can experience in this world will ever match the extremes of agony and bliss of the life after death.
It is because life in this world is intended to be a testing ground that the world of the hereafter remains beyond our reach. But all around us, we have innumerable signs which can help us, by analogy, to understand and appreciate the nature of the world to come. Imagine a room which ostensibly consists of four walls, furniture, a few material objects and some human occupants. To all outward appearances, that is what the room adds up to. But the moment we switch on the TV set, we are introduced to a hitherto unsuspected world of colour, movement, and highly vocal human activity. This world with its scenery and very alive human beings had existed all along. It had only needed the flip of a switch to make us aware of it. Likewise, when someone is dreaming in his sleep, everything comes to an end as soon as one opens up his eyes, he bumps back into reality. Similarly, our terrestrial existence is made up of a world within a world. The world we know is concrete, visible, audible, tangible. The ‘other’ world, the world within it, or rather beyond it, is not, however, one which can be apprehended through any of the normal human senses; no switch can be turned on to make us understand what it is really like. Only death can do this for us. And, when we reopen our eyes after death, we find that what had formerly been impalpable, and quite beyond human comprehension, is now a stark, overwhelming reality. It is then that we grasp what had hitherto existed, but had remained invisible.
Once we have become clear in our minds that the afterlife truly exists, we realize that the sole aim of our earthly existence should be to strive for success in the life to come, for, unlike the present ephemeral world, the Hereafter is eternal and real. What we understand by suffering and solace in this world cannot be compared with the suffering and solace of the Hereafter.
Many individuals lead immoral, even criminal existences because they feel that we are free to do as we please in this world. Freedom we do have, but it exists only so that God may distinguish between the good and evil, and determine who deserves a place of honor and dignity in the Hereafter and who should be condemned to eternal disgrace. While there is nothing to prevent the good and the evil from living cheek by jowl in this world, they will be separated in the Hereafter like the wheat from the chaff, and will be judged in strict accordance with their record in this life.

William asks…

My friends and are looking to sail a sailboat from Lake Erie to Wisconsin via Lake Huron. Any suggestions?

I know we need to go through Detroit and up and around the UP of Michigan, but maybe someone could give some more pointers?
The Boat is a 50 ft Beneteau

Crew of 6-8, experience sailing all over Lake Erie, just don’t know what to expect with the journey all the way to Wisconsin
Goal is to for the journey to take 5 days from Put-in-Bay to Door County, WI
Departure date of June-July is anticipated, we aren’t planning to do this during the winter

admin answers:

Don’t do it. Read: The legend of The Edmund Fitzgerald. Refers to Lake Superior, but mind you, Lake Huron can be as rough as any Sea. If you must go, good luck & good sailing!!

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they called ‘Gitche Gumee’
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy
With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more
Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty.
That good ship and true was a bone to be chewed
When the gales of November came early.

The ship was the pride of the American side
Coming back from some mill in Wisconsin
As the big freighters go, it was bigger than most
With a crew and good captain well seasoned
Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
When they left fully loaded for Cleveland
And later that night when the ship’s bell rang
Could it be the north wind they’d been feelin’?
The wind in the wires made a tattle-tale sound
And a wave broke over the railing
And every man knew, as the captain did too,
T’was the witch of November come stealin’.
The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
When the Gales of November came slashin’.
When afternoon came it was freezin’ rain
In the face of a hurricane west wind.

When suppertime came, the old cook came on deck sayin’.
Fellas, it’s too rough to feed ya.
At Seven P.M. A main hatchway caved in, he said
Fellas, it’s been good t’know ya
The captain wired in he had water comin’ in
And the good ship and crew was in peril.
And later that night when his lights went outta sight
Came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Does any one know where the love of God goes
When the waves turn the minutes to hours?
The searches all say they’d have made Whitefish Bay
If they’d put fifteen more miles behind her.
They might have split up or they might have capsized;
May have broke deep and took water.
And all that remains is the faces and the names
Of the wives and the sons and the daughters.

Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
In the rooms of her ice-water mansion.
Old Michigan steams like a young man’s dreams;
The islands and bays are for sportsmen.
And farther below Lake Ontario
Takes in what Lake Erie can send her,
And the iron boats go as the mariners all know
With the Gales of November remembered.

In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed,
In the Maritime Sailors’ Cathedral.
The church bell chimed till it rang twenty-nine times
For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call ‘Gitche Gumee’.
Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early!

Paul asks…

Looking for short but powerful prayer for my Marine?

My boyfriends deploys to Afghanistan soon and as a reminder I am looking to get Military tags made with a prayer on it that I can wear. Does anyone have any or seen any that really stand out?

admin answers:

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm has bound the restless wave,
Who bid the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep:

O hear us when we cry to thee
For those in peril on the sea.

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Your Questions About If You Choose To Accept This Mission

December 19, 2013

Susan asks…

What is the best chose for a girl air foce or national guard?

I`ve been thinking about joining the military , but i dont know which is best for a girl .
i dont want to fight in Iraq or any other places . Maybe a medic but i still dont know .
Is there any jobs in the military that is good for me I would like to know ?

admin answers:


There have been a lot of answers to your question so far, and many of them make some valid points and ask some good questions only YOU can answer.

First of all, you are looking at joining the military, right? You are aware of what the military’s job IS, correct? ANY branch of the service you join (guard, reserves, active) has a chance of being deployed to a war zone. The only job you can have where you can be assured of never deploying is ‘civilian’. The military is not just some other job. It is an honor to serve, and with it comes a great deal of responsibility. Your job, no matter how small you believe it to be in the ‘big picture’ is to defend our country, constitution, and our way of life. Realize WITH that responsibility comes the need to deploy if needed. If you cannot accept that fact first and foremost – do not join.

Friends of mine still in the Air National Guard still deploy. Their unit is assigned a rotation number, and when that number comes up – they deploy. At least right now (and this is Air Guard) they ask for volunteers to fill the rotation slots. However I have known others where the entire unit was activated and they all deployed together. It all depends on the needs of the mission – and you will hear that phrase ad nausea. The Army Guard? Count on it. My sister was active duty air force, and she only deployed once for 7 months over her entire 21 year career. Me? I deployed a LOT. That depends on your military job.

Now then, as for the heart of your question… It is tough to say which direction is best “for a girl”. Leave the gender reference at the door. Whichever service you join, you will be expected to do what everyone else does, men and women. There are certain jobs still off-limits to women, but that is for another discussion (and yes, for those jobs, I support those restrictions).

As far as least physically demanding, ‘nicer looking bases’, more “fluff” and amenities – I would say look at the air force.

As for jobs in the Air Force (or other branches) – it is difficult to get the exact job you want. If you want to join the Air Force, you will likely be given a list of jobs (I have heard the average is 5, but I am sure that number fluxgates) from the area in which you score the best on the ASVAB, and you choose from those jobs – or – you will choose a job once you get to basic training. So if you score well in the mechanical aptitude, you may get a list full of mechanical type jobs. The military has changed in that respect. The service is looking for someone who wants to join the service FIRST, and will do what jobs they need to have done. You mention a ‘medic’, ironically, that is one of the easier fields to qualify for, and those slots fill up fast. Some people who are already trained medics can’t get a job as a medic!

Go sit down with a recruiter to find out what is best for you. Score well on the ASVAB above all else. The higher your score, the more your opportunity.

Also to echo some other posts. Do NOT try to play the “I’m a girl” game. It won’t play in Peoria. All that will do is get you a whole lot of resentment against you and that makes for a long career. You wouldn’t want to be known as “the one that drops the sex card”.

Betty asks…

How does the Air Force Rotc work?

Could someone please explain to me how the Air Force ROTC works? im planning on attending a college next year that offers it and i was just wondering if i can just enlist in it or if i had to be accepted? also please explain how the 4 years will work in it and where i will go when i graduate.

admin answers:

*******IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are seeking a scholarship for the 2010-2011 school year, you have until TOMORROW (Dec 1st) to apply for it!! See below under enrollment!!********

Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) is pretty straight forward for the most part. You will attend college at your chosen university for the 4 years (or possibly 5 if you have a very technical major such as Engineering). Each year you are a different level of cadet. The first two years you are in the General Military Course (GMC) and after attending Field Training you will be in the Professional Officer Course (POC).

Each year you will attend both academic classes which you attend twice a week and a Leadership Laboratory (LLab) that is usually held once a week. The academic courses are fairly easy and teach you the basics of the Air Force that you will use later in your career as an officer. The LLab is the application of personal leadership skills, demonstration of command, effective communication, individual leadership instruction, physical fitness training, and knowledge of US Air Force customs and courtesies. Basically the LLab in your 100 and 200 years will be marching, PT and basic leadership building skills preparing to attend Field Training, a 28 day training course the summer between your 200 and 300 year (Sophomore and Junior year) which is held at Maxwell AFB in Alabama (much like Basic Training just more leadership based).

Here’s the basic of what your academic classes will entail:

1st Year – AS100 – Foundations of the Air Force: Structure and missions of Air Force organizations, officership, and professionalism. Introduction to communication skills.
2nd Year – AS200 – The Evolution of Aerospace Studies: Beginnings of manned flight and development of aerospace power from WWI to current operations.
3rd Year – AS300 – Leadership Studies: Anatomy of leadership, role of discipline in leadership situations, and the variable affecting leadership. Case studies and practical application in Leadership Laboratory (LLAB).
4th Year – AS400 – National Security Studies and Preparation for Active Duty: The role of the professional military leaders in a democratic society, international developments on strategic preparedness, and active-duty assignment preparation
5th Yeah (if needed) – AS700 – No classes required. May have to be involved in LLab.

After Field Training you become a Cadet Officer (POC) and will be and will be given more responsibility, such as training the GMC(100′s and 200′s) or be responsible for some other aspect of running the detachment. You will be required to hold at least one leadership position during your POC time.

There are two basic organizations that can be involved with within your detachment beyond the two required classes. These organizations help build you as a cadet and will make you a more competitive cadet in being selected for summer programs and eventually in job selection (what you will do in the Air Force). Joining these will make you that much more likely for being selected for Pilot Training if you are wanting to become a pilot. Some ROTC detachments will have other opportunities beyond these.

Arnold Air Society – Is a professional, honorary, service organization advocating the support of aerospace power. Basically they do a lot of community service.
Drill Team – Is marching unit that performs routines based on military drill. Military drill teams perform either armed or unarmed.

There are also several summer programs that you can attend called Professional Development Training(PDT) that you can attend during the summer (except during your Field Training summer) – Link below

To be enrolled in ROTC I would suggest contacting AFROTC Recruiter at the university you want to attend. They will help you through the application process. If you are seeking a scholarship to help pay for school there are many different types of scholarships that you can receive from AFROTC. You WILL enlist if you receive and accept a scholarship.
If you want a 4 year scholarship, you have until Dec 1st (TOMORROW) to apply for a 2010-2011 school year scholarship. You can apply by going to the scholarship link below and selecting “Apply/Track Application”

There are 3 types of 4 year scholarships:

Type 1 – Pays full college tuition, most fees and $900 per year for books. Approximately 5%
Type 2 – Pays college tuition and most fees up to $18,000 and $900 per year for books. Approximately 20%
Type 7 – Pays college tuition up to the equivalent of the in-state rate and $900 per year for books

Where you go when you gradate depends completely on what job you are awarded towards the end of your 300 year. They will also give you your duty station unless you are going to Pilot Training, Navigator Training or a few other career fields. After you graduate you will attend the needed training to get you up to the needed level and then head to your duty station. Most officers have a 4 year commitment, Pilots have a 10 year after flight training and Navigators have a 6 year.

If you have any other questions, just ask

1. Yes, I very much enjoyed AFROTC. I was not able to finish due to a medical reason (Sleep Apnea)
2. There are many flight opportunities. Pilot, Navigator and others. They aren’t that difficult to get as long as you are medically qualified and put the work in. You can’t just show up to your classes the 1st and 2nd year and that’s it. Be active. But you have to learn to balance your school with ROTC commitments. You put your package in for a pilot slot in the middle of your third year and what the commander has to say about you makes a big difference. I think I have about 30 or so friends from ROTC that are pilots or navs now. Not bad out of the 80 or so people.
3. I think it’s a better route than the Academy. I think you are more rounded officer if you experience real life while going to school.

Maria asks…

What are your opinions on the organization, Arabs for Israel?

Heres the statement on their website:

“We are Arabs and Moslems who believe:

We can support Israel and still support the Palestinian people. Supporting one does not cancel support for the other.
We can support the State of Israel and the Jewish religion and still treasure our Arab and Islamic culture.
There are many Jews and Israelis who freely express compassion and support for the Palestinians. We Arabs also express reciprocal compassion and support.
The existence of the State of Israel is a fact that we accept.
Israel is a legitimate state that is not a threat but an asset in the Middle East.
Every major World religion has a center of gravity. Islam has Mecca, and Judaism certainly deserves its presence in Israel and Jerusalem.
Diversity is a virtue not only in the USA, but would be beneficial around the world. We support a diverse Middle East with protection for human rights, respect and equality under the law to all minorities, including Jews and Christians.
Palestinians have several options but are deprived from exercising them because of their leadership, the Arab League and surrounding Arab and Moslem countries who have other goals besides seeing Palestinians live in harmony with Israel.
If Palestinians want democracy they can start practicing it now.
It will benefit Arabs to end the boycott of Israel.
We can resolve our conflicts using non-violent means. Sending our young people on suicide/homicide missions as a form of Jihad is a distortion of Islam. We can do better.
We are appalled by the horrific act of terror against the USA on 9/11/2001.
It will be better for Arabs when the Arab media ends the incitement and misinformation that result in Arab street rage and violence. We support the Arab media providing coverage of ways that people of all religions are and can live together in harmony.
We are eager to see major reformation in how Islam is taught and channeled to bring out the best in Moslems and contribute to the uplifting of the human spirit and advancement of civilization.
We believe in freedom to choose or change one’s Religion.
We cherish and acknowledge the beauty and contributions of the Middle East culture, but recognize that the Arab/Moslem world is in desperate need of constructive self-criticism and reform.
We seek dialogue with Israel. We invite you to join us on a path of love.

We are NOT:

Anti-Islam, Anti-Arab, confrontational or hateful.

We remember with deep sadness and respect the brave Arabs, known and unknown, who were killed or severely punished for promoting peace with Israel; a special thanks to President Anwar Sadat of Egypt who was killed at the hands of Militant and Radical Islamists after he signed the peace treaty with Israel.

We salute and commend Arab and Moslem writers, scholars and speakers, who found the strength, commitment and honesty in their hearts to speak out in support of Israel. We thank you for being the pioneers that you are and for holding such sophisticated and advanced views in the realm of Arab and Moslem thinking. You are inspiring us all. “

admin answers:

When “Palestine” was under the control of Muslims – right up through World War I – Arabs and Muslims showed little interest in the land, including Jerusalem.

Suthiano asked about the population of Palestine, enclosing the word Jewish in single quotes because he does not know how to use punctuation.

A travel guide to Palestine and Syria, published in 1906 by Karl Baedeker, illustrates the fact that, even when the Islamic Ottoman Empire ruled the region, the Muslim population in Jerusalem was minimal. The book estimates the total population of the city at 60,000, of whom 7,000 were Muslims, 13,000 were Christians and 40,000 were Jews.

If Suthiano knows how to calculate percentages, he will see that two thirds (or 67 percent) of the population of Jerusalem was Jewish.

Jewish leaders urged the Arabs to remain in Palestine and become citizens of Israel. The Assembly of Palestine Jewry issued this appeal on October 2, 1947:
“We will do everything in our power to maintain peace, and establish a cooperation gainful to both [Jews and Arabs]. It is now, here and now, from Jerusalem itself, that a call must go out to the Arab nations to join forces with Jewry and the destined Jewish State and work shoulder to shoulder for our common good, for the peace and progress of sovereign equals.”

The Arab National Committee in Jerusalem, following the March 8, 1948, instructions of the Arab Higher Committee, ordered women, children and the elderly in various parts of Jerusalem to leave their homes: Any opposition to this order…is an obstacle to the holy war…and will hamper the operations of the fighters in these districts (Morris, Middle Eastern Studies, January 1986). Morris also documented that the Arab Higher Committee ordered the evacuation of several dozen villages, as well as the removal of dependents from dozens more in April-July 1948. The invading Arab armies also occasionally ordered whole villages to depart, so as not to be in their way.

That is the long and short of it.


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Your Questions About An Impaired Use Of Language Is Known As

December 18, 2013

David asks…

How do people with amnesia forget their names but remember the word “amnesia”?

How do they even remember how to speak English (or whatever their first language is)?

admin answers:

Amnesia occurs when the portion of the brain responsible for retrieving stored memories is somehow compromised. This region of the brain is known as the limbic system. It comprises the hippocampus, the amygdala, and portions of the cortex.

People are amnesiac when the memory retrieval portion of the limbic system isn’t working properly but there is otherwise NO CHANGE IN LANGUAGE;, attention span, visual/spatial functioning, or motivation.

Memories are not actually stored in the limbic system or the hippocampus. Rather, several areas of the brain are involved in memory; the type of information being assimilated determines where it is stored. For example, visual and auditory patterns are stored in the temporal lobe, whereas the PARIETAL LOBE stores language, speech, word usage, and comprehension.

There are two types of memory. Short-term or “working” memory stores information one needs to remember in the next few seconds, minutes, or hours (e.g., a telephone number or driving directions).

Long-term memory includes relational and procedural memory. Relational memory is concerned with relationships among objects and depends on the hippocampus. In amnesia, both relational memory and short-term memory may be impaired. Procedural memory represents memory for single objects or tasks (e.g., riding a bicycle) and depends on cortical processors that remain intact in amnesia. This helps explain why amnesiacs often remember basic skills and motor function

To simplify the types of Amnesia:

Anterograde amnesia is the most common. It is characterized by the inability to store, retain, or recall new knowledge AFTER or FOLLOWING the causative trauma or desire to forget. Or events that triggers the onset of amnesia. Patients in this state often cannot remember what they ate for their last meal or events from the immediate past. They may fill in gaps in their memory with fabricated events (confabulation). This is the type of amnesia seen in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Retrograde amnesia is the loss of memories of events that occurred BEFORE the onset of amnesia. This is the form of amnesia most people think of when they hear the word amnesia. It often occurs after a head injury.

Transient global amnesia may be caused by migraine, small seizures in the temporal lobe, or transient ischemic attacks (TIA). Patients with this condition may become disoriented and repeatedly ask WHO THEY ARE; where they are, and what they are doing. Because this form of amnesia typically resolves on its own and only rarely recurs, there is no recommended treatment for it.

Amnesia can be a symptom of several neurodegenerative diseases; however, people whose primary symptom is memory loss (amnesiacs), typically remain LUCID and retain their sense of self. They may even be AWARE that they suffer from a memory disorder.

Research studies of amnesiacs demonstrates that the brain has multiple systems for processing, storing, and drawing on memory. This suggestes that memory loss is probably due to an error in memory retrieval, which explains why amnesiacs can usually recover their memories

There are many possible causes of amnesia. The most common include Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury (head trauma), brain infection (such as encephalitis or meningitis), dementia, seizures, and stroke. Less common causes include a brain tumor or psychiatric disorders (schizophrenia, depression, criminal behavior, or psychogenic amnesia). Psychogenic amnesia usually happens in close association with a stressful event that involves serious threat to life or health. Criminals frequently present with amnesia: reports indicate that 23 percent to 65 percent of murderers claim amnesia for their crimes .

Alcoholics with Wernicke-Korsakoff’s syndrome may sometimes forget who they are, become disoriented, and have hallucinations. During black outs, they forget all of part of what happened while they were drinking. They may have problems with short-term memory.

Sharon asks…

What would be a good topic to cover in a research paper about Deaf culture?

I’m completely ignorant about what are actually considered major aspects of it. On-line, I’ve only found things about oralism and cochlear implants, which are both too politically charged for this paper.

admin answers:

Here are some ideas about writing about that happen to people everyday no matter where in the world. I hope one of these subjects helps you.

1. What happens when a child is born and is deaf and no one knows any sign language or is familiar with anything to do with raising a hearing impaired/deaf child. Just the simple act of singing to a child or catching a child’s attention by calling their name or yelling to warn them of danger. Not all persons can use an implant.

2. Someone of any age becomes deaf in an accident or illness. How do they start back to school? Work?

3. Dogs for the deaf. Trained dogs of all types of breeds and sizes that assist the deaf by “hearing” and alerting the person.

4. The deaf community is very tight and close for all types of reasons but they also consider themselves a society and culture. People who are not disabled but gifted. Outsiders also known as the hearing can be unwelcome.
I have put several links on here that are full of awesome information that will help you with hopefully most of your research. Please don’t worry these are real sites I’ve been on them so don’t worry about viruses or anything they’re legit.
Best of luck on your paper!!!!


Daniel asks…

What can I do to become an air-hostess?

I’m a student in Grade 11 and if I finish with the school I want to do everything to become an air-hostess. I know that I can do this, because I look nice, I can speak four languages, I like to travel and I like to communicate with people.
What can I studing or what can I do to become an air-hostess?

admin answers:

The perks are great, but doing that and raising a family much less being married to someone with any shred of jealousy in their blood will be very hard. That said however, there’s not really a “program” or a school you go to to be a flight attendant, you just find an airline that’s growing and get your resume in. Experience in waitressing is virtually a must–because you’re basically going to be doing that job and more if you end up in the air.

On top of that, I would imagine the ultimate candidate would also have some other level of experience dealing with the public, in particular, difficult people. Jobs of this nature would be …say… Working (or volunteering after school) at a nursing home or a facility for mentally impaired. Get some references together after doing that really well for 4 or 6 months and you’ve got yourself a job. Another option would be lifeguarding at a pool (assuming you have the skill level). That would teach you all the CPR and anything else you’d possibly need to help save a heart attack patient who keels over in your section of the plane mid flight (or worse) an emergency landing over water–may it never happen.

A word from the wise, They train new attendants on 50 passenger planes and you’re the only one in the cabin with the passengers. Normally attendants only have to cover 35 to 40 passengers each so 50 will have you litterally running half the time. Lastly you’ve gotta love crazy hours and jetlag. I have a friend who made it on the Vancouver-Osaka route for Air Canada and she’s flying to Osaka and back twice a week. Its a 14 hour flight each way serving on the way there and deadheading on the way back. Its no vacation that’s for sure. Just playing the devil’s advocate–not trying to doom and gloom you out of it.

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December 17, 2013

Thomas asks…

What is the story to Tomb Raider Legend?

I dont get the background story in it, like what does the sword do and stuff like that. HELP!

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Tomb Raider: Legend is the seventh game in the Tomb Raider series. Published by Eidos Interactive, this is the first game in the series not to be handled by British based Core Design, developed instead by U.S. Studio Crystal Dynamics. The PS2, PC, Xbox, and Xbox 360 versions were released in Europe on April 7, 2006 and in North America on April 11, 2006. The North American PSP version was released on June 20, 2006. The GameCube, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS versions will be released on November 15, 2006.

The DVD-ROM is protected with SecuROM 7.

When Lara Croft was just nine years old, the plane carrying her and her mother crashed into the Himalayas leaving them as the only survivors. After taking shelter in the ruins of an ancient temple, Lara discovers an ornate stone dais holding a sword. Unwittingly activating the ancient artifact, Lara watches in horror as her mother vanishes in front of her eyes.

Years later, Lara travels to the ancient civilization of Tiwanaku in Bolivia, searching for a similar stone dais. However she is not alone as she soon runs into James Rutland and his mercenaries on the edge of Lake Titikaka, where the dais is situated. Old memories are brought back to haunt Lara as Rutland implies that her deceased friend Amanda Evert is still alive.

Lara meets up with university friend Anaya Imanu outside the tomb in Paraiso, where a tragedy befell Lara and her friends many years ago, leaving her as the only survivor. She returns to the tomb and discovers, not only that Amanda did survive, but that the tomb of the Queen of Tiwanaku is linked to Bolivia and also the incident in Nepal when she was a child. To her surprise she realises that the artifact she is hunting has already been discovered, and is in the ‘care’ of Yakuza boss Shogo Takamoto.

Lara’s journey takes her to Japan, where she meets with the murderous Takamoto and demands a stolen sword fragment from him. He refuses and retreats to his penthouse, leaving Lara to deal with his cronies. She wipes them out and follows Takamoto to the roof of his penthouse, where she witnesses for herself its terrifying power. Nonetheless, she manages to overcome Takamoto and retrieve the artifact.

She leaves for Ghana to chase Rutland. He too possesses a sword fragment and he tells her about something called the Ghalali Key, believing Lara to own it. Lara has no idea what he is talking about and this frustrates him and he attacks her. She beats him and takes his sword fragment.

Lara now chases Amanda, who attacked her manor whilst she was in Ghana. She traces her to a Soviet lab that performed experiments on a sword fragment that led to their peril. Lara catches up with Amanda, who is clearly still angry with Lara about being left behind in Paraiso. Amanda now controls, to Lara’s horror, the demon which killed their friends in Paraiso. She fights it off and recovers the sword fragment from the machinery.

Surprisingly, Lara’s adventure brings her home to England, where she discovers the real King Arthur’s tomb in Cornwall hidden under a corny King Arthur tourist attraction, along with the fourth and final sword fragment. After battling a sea creature hundreds of feet underground, Lara returns home to try and figure out how to put the sword back together. Lara realises that the previously unknown Ghalali Key was in fact a pendant that was given to her mother by her father and also the one that her mother took to the Himalayas with her.

Lara is thus forced to return to her past once again, as she tracks the plane wreck she was on and recovers the key before the plane falls off the cliff. She then returns to the temple where her mother lost her life and there she reassembles the sword, Excalibur, and uses its awesome power to escape.

Lara returns to the stone dais of Bolivia and within moments has cut through Rutland’s remaining mercenaries and Rutland himself. Furious, Amanda releases her demon once again and merges with it. With the help of the sword, Lara defeats the creature once and for all. Then she approaches the dais…

At last, Lara understands how her mother died, as she looks into the mirror of light and sees her mother. Lara realises that the mirror spans time and what she is seeing is her mother just moments before she was killed by the artifact. Her mother tells an unseen being in the portal to leave her daughter alone that she “meant no harm”. Amanda wakes up and tells Lara to pull out the sword otherwise the dais she stands on will explode. Believing that Amanda’s advice was meant for her, Lara’s mother pulls out the sword, the same as she did all those years ago and Lara runs from the dais just before it blows up. Furious, Lara shoots her gun at Amanda, accusing her of killing her mother, but Amanda tells Lara that she is not dead but has gone to Avalon. Lara knocks Amanda out, saying that she will allow her to live, despite what she has done. Lara then makes arrangements to make her finds known worldwide.

Steven asks…

Threats to Australia during the World Wars?

Eg – Yellow/Red Perils.

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In World War I, the main threat to Australia lay in the German Indian Fleet, which eluded battle for many months and attacked Allied shipping to and from Australia. Have you ever watched the movie Gallipoli, when the two heroes are travelling through the desert and stumple upon a random? They say they’re going to enlist to fight the Germans otherwise “they’ll end up here!”. The random guy looks around the endless wasteland and says “they’re welcome to it!”. But realistically, there was no threat.

During World War II, the threat was much greater. The cruiser HMAS Sydney was sunk just a few hundred kilometres off the west Australian coast by the German raider Koromann. Darwin and the entire north Australian coast was bombed. Sydney was shelled, and Sydney harbour attacked by Japanese midget submarines.

The Japanese cut off Australia’s supply lines with the rest of the world. They also posed a military threat; the Japanese navy was only turned back at the Battle of the Coral Sea, the battle that “saved Australia”. The fierce fighting along the Kokoda trail in Papua New Guinea also prevented any possible Japanese landings in northern Australia.

The threat from Japan was so high that the Australian government planned to retreat to a defensive line running from Sydney to Melbourne, basically giving up most of the country. The British regarded Australia as lost, but able to be regained during the peace negotiations.

Sandra asks…

Do individuals have a moral obligation to assist?

I’m asking you to take this literally. I’m not asking for whether or not humans should have a moral obligation, I’m asking whether or not they do at this moment. Please give me your opinions. Thank you.

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Generally speaking, the answer is “no” but it’s not as simple as that. There are situations where morality and legality collide. For example, lifeguards on duty or even working as volunteers are told that they must assist a person requiring medical assistance if their training enables them to do so. This isn’t a legal obligation but a moral one that became a rule. Similarly, in the case of vessels at sea: “Mariners have long understood that a moral, if not legal, obligation is upon them to render assistance to persons in peril at sea. The general rubric is that the master or person in charge of a vessel is obliged to assist others in danger unless rendering such assistance would place his/her own vessel, crew or passengers in serious danger. This notion was ultimately placed into positive federal law by Congress, and is now found at 46 U.S.C. §2304(a). That statute sets up a criminal penalty of $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than two years for its violation. The duty does not extend to saving property, but to saving “any individual found at sea in danger of being lost.” Also, in Florida, ANY person who suspects that a child is being abused is required to report their suspicions to the child protection agency. Parents have also been held to have both a moral obligation and legal obligation to protect their children. So, as you can see, the answer to your question might depend on the circumstances of the case. And it appears that in certain types of cases, if society believes that people have a moral obligation to assist and that moral obligation is being ignored, then the law will step in and turn that moral obligation into a legal one.

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