Monthly Archives: January 2014

Your Questions About If You Choose To Accept This Mission

January 31, 2014

Michael asks…

Can I just apply to a university just to be accepted?

So I want to apply to the college I want to attend. But I will be leaving for a 2 year mission. If I apply and say I choose the option to attend Fall 2014 semester, would it be a problem if I didn’t attend until after my mission? The university I want to attend is Utah State University. Can I just apply to be accepted and attend later on? Or would I have to attend Fall 2014? Please let me know.

admin answers:

Most universities will give only a one-year deferment of enrollment if they give deferments at all. You can ask the admissions office if they will give a two-year deferment, which they might, as in Utah your situation is not unique. Otherwise, you will need to apply during your mission and I hope that your mission will include facilities to make application not too burdensome.

If you need letters of recommendation for your university and will not be applying during high school, tell your counselor and teachers that you will need letters in two years and ask if you may request them to write them then. Give them stamped, properly addressed envelopes now and ask them if they would like you to give them summaries which will make it easier for them to remember you when they write the letters. Take the SAT/ACT now if your university requires it. Best wishes.

Paul asks…

Can a Diplomatic Mission refuse to even accept a visa application?

i will be grateful if some immigration lawyer or diplomat or someone with knowledge responds to this query in details- my job is in danger- so please help me.

I know that a Diplomatic Mission can choose not to give a visa. That is OK. But can they refuse to accept a visa application. My boss had to go to country X after attending a meeting in country Y. the embassy of X in India normally takes 4-5 days in giving a visa. But as my boss was travelling and had to also apply for a visa for country Y, we submitted the visa application 2 days before travelling. The embassy refused to accept the application. So i want to know can the embassy do that. I am sure that there is an international law somewhere that states that the everyone has the right to apply for a visa – the host country may choose to decline the application but not even accepting is not fair.

Is there is some sort of a directive from the UN or some sort of agreement betweent the various cou ntries to this effect??

can someone pl guide me urgently on this as my job is on the line of fire. So pleeeeeeease reply.

admin answers:

It’s entirely up to the country of that embassy to decide what its rules are for accepting or issuing visas. There’s no international law that gives people the right to apply for a visa. And for what it’s worth, most embassies have consular sections. Consulates can also have them

Lizzie asks…

Can a Diplomatic Mission refuse to even accept a visa application?

i will be grateful if some immigration lawyer or diplomat or someone with knowledge responds to this query in details- my job is in danger- so please help me.

I know that a Diplomatic Mission can choose not to give a visa. That is OK. But can they refuse to accept a visa application. My boss had to go to country X after attending a meeting in country Y. the embassy of X in India normally takes 4-5 days in giving a visa. But as my boss was travelling and had to also apply for a visa for country Y, we submitted the visa application 2 days before travelling. The embassy refused to accept the application. So i want to know can the embassy do that. I am sure that there is an international law somewhere that states that the everyone has the right to apply for a visa – the host country may choose to decline the application but not even accepting is not fair.

Is there is some sort of a directive from the UN or some sort of agreement betweent the various cou ntries to this effect??

can someone pl guide me urgently on this as my job is on the line of fire. So pleeeeeeease reply.

admin answers:

It’s entirely up to the country of that embassy to decide what its rules are for accepting or issuing visas. There’s no international law that gives people the right to apply for a visa. And for what it’s worth, most embassies have consular sections. Consulates can also have them.

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Your Questions About For Those In Peril On The Sea

January 30, 2014

Jenny asks…

What effect did WW2 have on Australian Identity?

Help greatly appreciated. Thanks.

admin answers:

Beginning as a bit of a re-run of WW1, Australia entered the war with the UK and sent troops to Europe as they had previously. Australian troops fought with distinction in North Africa, but were defeated despite fighting well in Greece and Crete… The Germans were very skilled and a formidable enemy.

However, Japanese aggression became more obvious and threatening in 1940-41. Australia was fearful of the ‘yellow peril’, as a small and weak ‘European’ country. Churchill was determined to use Australian (as well as other Commonwealth) troops to serve his ends- the preservation of Britain. In mid-1941 the Australian government demanded the British take the 9th Australian Division out of Tobruk- the unit had to be kept ‘in being’ and could not be allowed to be captured, in case it was needed to fight Japan.

The Japanese attack in December 1941 was not a surprise, except in its exact timing. With France and Holland, who owned Indochina (Vietnam) and Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), captured, the anti-Japanese position in Asia looked bad. The Japanese captured Malaya and Singapore quickly, in large part because Churchill weakened them to provided troops, planes, naval units and skilled leaders for elsewhere (even sending tanks to Russia rather than Singapore). Singapore was regarded as very strong (though forget the myths about ‘impenetrable’ and ‘the guns pointing out to sea’- these were just stories for the public and senior commanders had other problems.

So Australia’s identity, previously entirely ‘British’, was threatened because Britain was in no position to help Australia, and in fact Churchill tried very hard to undermine Australia to help Britain. This resulted in a very sudden and complete embrace of the United States, as the only country that could save Australia from Japan- whom European Australia would have feared with great terror even if they didn’t happen to actually be a barbaric, rapacious and thoroughly evil people at this time (due to the hijack of their government by military psychopaths and a gutless, nasty little ‘emperor’).

After ww1 Australia saw itself as having done excellent service to the British empire- it showed itself to be loyal and selfless. After WW2, Australia had saved itself without British help, but this was only possible thanks to America. We became America’s satellite/ally, while our relationship with Britain became historic/cultural, but less political and military.

Susan asks…

I need a brief summary about the indian ocean STATES, and how it related to vasco d gama?

please also include the Portuguese relating to this, from the 1500′s thank you sooo much

admin answers:

This is after his African explorations:

Calicut, India
The fleet arrived in Kappad near Calicut, India on 20 May 1498. The King of Calicut, the Saamoothiri (Zamorin), who was at that time staying in his second capital at Ponnani, returned to Calicut on hearing the news of the European fleets’s arrival. The navigator was received with traditional hospitality, including a grand procession of at least 3,000 armed Nairs, but an interview with the Zamorin failed to produce any concrete results. The presents that da Gama sent to the Zamorin as gifts from Dom Manuel—four cloaks of scarlet cloth, six hats, four branches of corals, twelve almasares, a box with seven brass vessels, a chest of sugar, two barrels of oil and a cask of honey—were trivial, and failed to cut any ice. While Zamorin’s officials wondered at why there was no gold or silver, the Muslim merchants who considered da Gama their rival suggested that the latter was only an ordinary pirate and not a royal ambassador![11] Vasco da Gama’s request for permission to leave a factor behind him in charge of the merchandise he could not sell was turned down by the King, who insisted that da Gama pay customs duty—preferably in gold—like any other trader, which strained the relation between the two. Annoyed by this, da Gama carried a few Nairs and sixteen Mukkuva fishermen off with him by force.[12] Nevertheless, da Gama’s expedition was successful beyond all reasonable expectation, bringing in cargo that was worth sixty times the cost of the expedition.


Vasco da Gama lands at Calicut, May 20, 1498.Vasco da Gama set sail for home on 29 August 1498. Eager to leave he ignored the local knowledge of monsoon wind patterns, which was still blowing onshore. Crossing the Indian Ocean to India, sailing with the monsoon wind, had taken Gama’s ships only 23 days. The return trip across the ocean, sailing against the wind, took 132 days, and Gama arrived in Malindi on 7 January 1499. During this trip, approximately half of the crew died, and many of the rest were afflicted with scurvy. Two of Gama’s ships made it back to Portugal, arriving in July and August of 1499.[13]

Vasco da Gama returned to Portugal in September 1499 and was richly rewarded as the man who had brought to fruition a plan that had taken eighty years to fulfill. He was given the title “Admiral of the Indian Seas,”[14] and his feudal rights to Sines were confirmed.[15] Manuel I also awarded the perpetual title of Dom (lord) to Gama, as well as to his brothers and sisters and to all of their descendants.

The spice trade would prove to be a major asset to the Portuguese economy, and other consequences soon followed. For example, Gama’s voyage had made it clear that the east coast of Africa, the Contra Costa, was essential to Portuguese interests; its ports provided fresh water, provisions, timber, and harbors for repairs, and served as a refuge where ships could wait out unfavorable weather. One significant result was the colonization of Mozambique by the Portuguese Crown.

However, Gama’s achievements were somewhat dimmed by his failure to bring any trade goods of interest to the nations of India. Moreover, the sea route was fraught with its own perils – his fleet went more than thirty days without seeing land and only 60 of his 180 companions, on one of his three ships, returned to Portugal in 1498. Nevertheless, Gama’s initial journey opened a direct sea route to Asia.

Lizzie asks…

what is the stem, and derivative of a Latin word?

a worksheet wants the stems and derivatives of latin words whats are those and how do you find them?
(10 points)

admin answers:

Hopefully this is what they meant…
Search ‘words derived from latin roots’

Latin Word – Definition – English Derivatives

villa villa, house
villa, village, villager

tall, high, deep
altitude, altimeter, alto

antique, old
antique, antiquity, ancient

longitude, longevity, long

large, great
magnify, magnificent, magnitude

picture, picturesque, pictorial

novice, novel, novelty, nova, Nova Scotia

land, earth
terrier, terrace, terrestrial, terrain

prime, primary, primitive, primeval

subway, subterranean, suburban

cornucopia, cornet, clavicorn

estate, establish, essence

have, habit, habitual

small house


parval, parvanimity

wide, broad
latitude, lateral, latitudinal

bonus, bonanza, bona fide

copious, cornucopia, copiously

fame, famous, infamous

province, provincial, provincialism

multitude, multiple, multiplex

to name
nominate, nominal, name, nominative

postlude, postgraduate posthumous

nonfction, nonmetal, nonexistent


aquatics, aquarium, aqueduct, aqueous


bestial, bestiality

figure, shape
figure, figurine, figment, figurative

flame, flamboyant, flambeau

herb, herbivorous, herbage

insular, insulate, insularity

language, lingual, linguistics

nautical, nautilus

pirate, piratical

scholar, school, scholastic

albino, albinism albumen

amicable, amicability, amity

beatific, beatify, beatitude


me, my

miracle, miraculous, mirage

noted, note, notice, notable, noticeable

obscure, obscured, obscurity

perilous, peril

near to


quiet, quietude, disquiet

circumstance, circumnavigate, circumspect

filly, filial

Go to the next page of English words derived from Latin.

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Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

January 29, 2014

James asks…

Is it true that ginger is good for flu? How does it work and how to take it?

Do you know any remedies or recipes for ginger?

admin answers:

Ya its really work …..
You make a tea with ginger and some other things

The three secret ingredients to my “Special-Tea” are:

1) Ginger

2) Lemon juice

3) Honey

That’s it!

Why ginger, lemon and honey?

Well, you probably know that lemon is high in Vitamin C. It is also full of phytochemicals. These are plant constituents that help boost the immune system and much more.

Ginger and honey are also well documented to help the immune system. Stephen Buhner does an incredible job of talking about the virtues of these and other herbs in his book, Herbal Antibiotics. It is where I got this great flu home remedy soup.

It’s a real basic and approachable book that will blow your mind with the amazing health giving gifts of some of the most common plants. Garlic, Echinacea, astragalus, shiitake mushrooms, grapefruit seed extract and more… It’s all in there. Recipes as well.

I call this ginger tea with lemon and honey my “Special-Tea!” :)

Here’s what you do: (you may need to experiment with amounts to get the taste that suits you)

1. Fill up your teakettle and get it boiling.
2. Meanwhile, grate a one-inch piece of fresh ginger root.
3. Get a thermos out. I have a quart thermos I use.
4. Put the ginger in the thermos.
5. Put a dash of lemon juice in the thermos. A dash is about 4 tablespoons. Actually, it’s less of a dash and more of a small splash. :)
6. Add a dash of honey as well. A dash in this case is about three tablespoons. Hey, a dash means something different to all of us. Basically, add the honey to taste.
7. When your water is boiled, pour it in the thermos.
8. Cover it up and let it sit for 20 minutes.
9. Strain into a tea cup and enjoy!


If you lack a thermos, you can also just simmer the water in an open pan with the ginger for 15 -20 minutes as well. Add the lemon and honey to the pot AFTER you are finished simmering ginger. Just strain it into your cup. When you want more, just heat it back up. I just like the thermos because when I am sick it’s hard enough just to get up let alone heat something up.

You can vary the amounts as well. Play around so you get a flavor you really like. It tastes great!

Other things I sometimes add:

1. A few cloves of crushed garlic.
2. Cayenne powder to taste (enough to break a little sweat)
3. A few slices of Astragalus root (an important immune system nourisher). Click here to order it. Scroll down the linked page to Astragalus root (not the powder).
4. Seaweed. Seaweed is so packed with vitamins and minerals. It’s literally super food. Click here to order Kelp powder. (There is a link on the order page of this link on how to use it.)
5. A few dropper bottle squirts of Echinacea tincture. Click here for more on that and how to make your own Echinacea tincture!

I don’t add all these at once… They are just variations I’ll use depending on the situation. I added these to show you that there are no rules to these recipes. As you learn more about herbs, feel free to experiment with new ones. If this is all new to you, just stick to the basic recipe.


1. Rest! Most of the time, if I take the day off, my cold gets kicked. When I feel it coming, I basically go to sleep in addition to the rest of the steps below. When I do all these steps right away, over 90% of the time, I don’t get the cold. I know you might be thinking, “Well, I’m busy. I can’t just stop and rest!” Well, if you don’t, you’ll most likely get the cold and have to take off even more days.

For cold and flu prevention, make sure you manage your stress and laugh a lot! Stress impairs white blood cell function. Laughter enchances immune function.

2. Eat Well You don’t feel like eating when you have a cold? Neither do I. But what I do eat is organic chicken broth with miso. Click here to read about my simple, natural cold cure soup recipe.

If you are practicing cold prevention (in other words, you want to eat healthy to stay healthy), then make sure you eat a diet consisiting of whole foods, such as grains, vegetables, meat, and fruits. It’s best if your food sources are local and organic. Avoid processed foods and food with artificial ingredients.

3. Garlic Yes. Garlic. Click here to read more about garlic and how I use it as an essential part of my natural cold and flu cure.

4. My “Special-Tea.” And this tea is my specialty. Most likely, you have the ingredients in your kitchen. Click here for the free recipe. I drink this when I have the flu as well.

5. Echinacea. I know you have all heard of this herb. Did you know it’s a great remedy for strep throat? Despite the recent governement study, does it really work? Click here to find out and learn how to us it as well as HOW NOT to use it.

6. I bundle up. I’ll wear a turtle neck shirt to keep my neck covered, and put on my favori

Nancy asks…

How do you help a slightly bruised knee?

Lastnight I was at a choir concert and I fainted. I got a slightly bruised knee how should I help it?

admin answers:

The time for ice has come and gone, but next time ice up the bruise right away, 10 minutes on, 20 minutes off (because ice is cold and you’ll be freezing and uncomfortable if you leave the ice on continuously). Ice reduces the amount of fluid that leaks out of the broken capillaries and into the surrounding tissue. The blood has had time to clot and stop the capillaries from leaking, so now you want to warm the bruise up and increase circulation to the area. Use a warm washcloth or soak your knee in a warm bath. Increasing the circulation speeds up healing by getting oxygen, nutrients, and immune cells to the area. You might also gently massage your poor knee, to help move the fluid that leaked out last night into the lymphatic system so it can be recycled into something useful.

If it’s very sore, you can take some ibuprofen (not aspirin, aspirin impairs clotting, and you want new clots to form easily in case you reinjure the area and break some of the capillaries open again). Or rub some goop with menthol or salicylate in it (BenGay or Aspercreme) on the injured area. (I prefer menthol, and methyl salicylate smells like wintergreen (mmm!), but some people find it too stinky.)


Ken asks…

When do first HIV symptoms start dissappearing? and how long does it take for half a drop of blood to dry?

I know the HIV symptoms start showing up from 3 weeks to 6 weeks but when do they start to dissapear (average time). and how long does it take for half a drop of blood to dry and destroy HIV particles?

admin answers:

Signs and symptoms
The symptoms of HIV and AIDS vary, depending on the phase of infection. When first infected with HIV, you may have no symptoms at all, although it’s more common to develop a brief flu-like illness two to six weeks after becoming infected. But because the signs and symptoms of an initial infection — which may include fever, headache, sore throat, swollen lymph glands and rash — are similar to those of other diseases, you might not realize you’ve been infected with HIV.

Even if you don’t have symptoms, you’re still able to transmit the virus to others. Once the virus enters your body, your own immune system also comes under attack. The virus multiplies in your lymph nodes and slowly begins to destroy your helper T cells (CD4 lymphocytes) — the white blood cells that coordinate your entire immune system.

You may remain symptom-free for eight or nine years or more. But as the virus continues to multiply and destroy immune cells, you may develop mild infections or chronic symptoms such as:

Swollen lymph nodes — often one of the first signs of HIV infection
Weight loss
Cough and shortness of breath
During the last phase of HIV — which occurs approximately 10 or more years after the initial infection — more serious symptoms may begin to appear, and the infection may then meet the official definition of AIDS. In 1993, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) redefined AIDS to mean the presence of HIV infection as shown by a positive HIV-antibody test plus at least one of the following:

The development of an opportunistic infection — an infection that occurs when your immune system is impaired — such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP)
A CD4 lymphocyte count of 200 or less — a normal count ranges from 600 to 1,000
By the time AIDS develops, your immune system has been severely damaged, making you susceptible to opportunistic infections. The signs and symptoms of some of these infections may include:

Soaking night sweats
Shaking chills or fever higher than 100 F for several weeks
Dry cough and shortness of breath
Chronic diarrhea
Persistent white spots or unusual lesions on your tongue or in your mouth
Blurred and distorted vision
Weight loss
You may also begin to experience signs and symptoms of later stage HIV infection itself, such as:

Persistent, unexplained fatigue
Soaking night sweats
Shaking chills or fever higher than 100 F for several weeks
Swelling of lymph nodes for more than three months
Chronic diarrhea
Persistent headaches
If you’re infected with HIV, you’re also more likely to develop certain cancers, especially Kaposi’s sarcoma, cervical cancer and lymphoma, although improved treatments have reduced the risk of these illnesses.

Symptoms of HIV in children
Children who are HIV-positive often fail to gain weight or grow normally. As the disease progresses, they may have difficulty walking or delayed mental development. In addition to being susceptible to the same opportunistic infections that adults are, children may have severe forms of common childhood illnesses such as ear infections (otitis media), pneumonia and tonsillitis.

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Your Questions About For Those In Peril On The Sea

January 28, 2014

Betty asks…

What are all of romeo’s lines word for word in the famous balcony scene?

“But Soft! What light through yonder window breaks . . .”

Also, what are some other super romantic lines? (Juliet’s and Romeo’s)

admin answers:

SCENE II. Capulet’s orchard.

He jests at scars that never felt a wound.

JULIET appears above at a window

But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou her maid art far more fair than she:
Be not her maid, since she is envious;
Her vestal livery is but sick and green
And none but fools do wear it; cast it off.
It is my lady, O, it is my love!
O, that she knew she were!
She speaks yet she says nothing: what of that?
Her eye discourses; I will answer it.
I am too bold, ’tis not to me she speaks:
Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,
Having some business, do entreat her eyes
To twinkle in their spheres till they return.
What if her eyes were there, they in her head?
The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars,
As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven
Would through the airy region stream so bright
That birds would sing and think it were not night.
See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O, that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek!

Ay me!

She speaks:
O, speak again, bright angel! For thou art
As glorious to this night, being o’er my head
As is a winged messenger of heaven
Unto the white-upturned wondering eyes
Of mortals that fall back to gaze on him
When he bestrides the lazy-pacing clouds
And sails upon the bosom of the air.

O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.

[Aside] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?

‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.

I take thee at thy word:
Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized;
Henceforth I never will be Romeo.

What man art thou that thus bescreen’d in night
So stumblest on my counsel?

By a name
I know not how to tell thee who I am:
My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself,
Because it is an enemy to thee;
Had I it written, I would tear the word.

My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words
Of that tongue’s utterance, yet I know the sound:
Art thou not Romeo and a Montague?

Neither, fair saint, if either thee dislike.

How camest thou hither, tell me, and wherefore?
The orchard walls are high and hard to climb,
And the place death, considering who thou art,
If any of my kinsmen find thee here.

With love’s light wings did I o’er-perch these walls;
For stony limits cannot hold love out,
And what love can do that dares love attempt;
Therefore thy kinsmen are no let to me.

If they do see thee, they will murder thee.

Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye
Than twenty of their swords: look thou but sweet,
And I am proof against their enmity.

I would not for the world they saw thee here.

I have night’s cloak to hide me from their sight;
And but thou love me, let them find me here:
My life were better ended by their hate,
Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love.

By whose direction found’st thou out this place?

By love, who first did prompt me to inquire;
He lent me counsel and I lent him eyes.
I am no pilot; yet, wert thou as far
As that vast shore wash’d with the farthest sea,
I would adventure for such merchandise.

Thou know’st the mask of night is on my face,
Else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheek
For that which thou hast heard me speak to-night
Fain would I dwell on form, fain, fain deny
What I have spoke: but farewell compliment!
Dost thou love me? I know thou wilt say ‘Ay,’
And I will take thy word: yet if thou swear’st,
Thou mayst prove false; at lovers’ perjuries
Then say, Jove laughs. O gentle Romeo,
If thou dost love, pronounce it faithfully:
Or if thou think’st I am too quickly won,
I’ll frown and be perverse an say thee nay,
So thou wilt woo; but else, not for the world.
In truth, fair Montague, I am too fond,
And therefore thou mayst think my ‘havior light:
But trust me, gentleman, I’ll prove more true
Than those that have more cunning to be strange.
I should have been more strange, I must confess,
But that thou overheard’st, ere I was ware,
My true love’s passion: therefore pardon me,
And not impute this yielding to light love,
Which the dark night hath so discovered.

Lady, by yonder blessed

Ken asks…

Why do some Christians deny the forces of good and evil when Christ Himself did not (Isa. 7:15, etc)?

saiah 7:15
Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

also Psalm 34:14, Isaiah 5:20, Rev. 19:11ff. etc, etc.

admin answers:

The first verse that you quoted establishes the goodness of God who is a just Judge who makes allowances for immature ignorance as is also confirmed in this somewhat parallel passage.

Deuteronomy 1:37 The LORD was also angry with me for your sakes, saying, ‘Even you shall not go in there. 38 Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall go in there. Encourage him, for he shall cause Israel to inherit it. 39 ‘Moreover your little ones and your children, who you say will be victims, who today have no knowledge of good and evil, they shall go in there; to them I will give it, and they shall possess it. 40 But as for you, turn and take your journey into the wilderness by the Way of the Red Sea.’

Bible believing Christians do not deny the forces of good and evil, they only recognize that God is sovereign and while He allow the forces of evil to operate in His creation, He makes sure that everything works together to accomplish His overall will.

Romans 8:28-39 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?


37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Lisa asks…

What are some good girl books for young adults?

I’m in 7th grade and just finished the twilight saga and need a book to read. I HATE historical fiction. I like books like Twilight, Perfect, Dreamland, etc. i really need a good book
i also dont like books about death and after life
romances are pretty good
i didnt rlly like stargirl or any other book from jerry spenellii or something like that

sry im being picky

admin answers:

The Truth About Forever: Sarah Dessen
That Summer: Sarah Dessen
Someone Like You: Sarah Dessen
Stargirl: Jerry Spinelli
The Westing Game: Ellen Raskin
Lock and Key: Sarah Dessen
Where the Red Fern Grows: Wilson Rawls
The Mediator Series: Meg Cabot
-Ninth Key
-Darkest Hour
1-800-WHERE-R-U? Series: Meg Cabot
-When Lightning Strikes
-Code Name Cassandra
-Safe House
-Missing You
Pants on Fire: Meg Cabot
How to be Popular: Meg Cabot
Dreamland: Sarah Dessen
Just Listen: Sarah Dessen
This Lullaby: Sarah Dessen
Keeping the Moon: Sarah Dessen
Speak: Laurie Halse Anderson
Labor of Love: Rachel Hawthorne
Carribean Cruising: Rachel Hawthorne
Nightmare: Joan Lowery Nixon
The Haunting: Joan Lowery Nixon
Whispers From the Dead: Joan Lowery Nixon
A Deadly Game of Magic: Joan Lowery Nixon
Rules of the Road: Joan Bauer
Best Foot Forward: Joan Bauer
Maine Squeeze: Catherine Clark
The Alison Rules: Catherine Clark
Frozen Rodeo: Catherine Clark
13 Reasons Why: Jay Asher
13 Little Blue Envelopes: Maureen Johnson
Shadow Children Series: Margaret Peterson Haddix
-Among the Hidden
-Among the Imposters
-Among the Batrayed
-Among the Barons
-Among the Brave
-Among the Enemy
-Among the Free
If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince?: Melissa Kantor
Queen of Babble Series: Meg Cabot
Arihead: Meg Cabot
Avalon High: Meg Cabot
Teen Idol: Meg Cabot
The Host: Stephenie Meyer
I Know What You Did Last Summer: Louis Duncan
The Terrorist: Caroline B. Cooney
The Old Willis Place: Mary Downing Hahn
Time for Andrew: Mary Downing Hahn
The Trap: Joan Lowery Nixon
The Other Side of Dark: Joan Lowery Nixon
Hatchet: Gary Paulsen
Island of the Blue Dolphin: Scot O’Dell
All American Girl: Meg Cabot
Ready or Not: Meg Cabot
The Séance: Joan Lowery Nixon
A Candidate For Murder: Joan Lowery Nixon
Kira- Kira: Cynthia Kadohata
Running Out of Time: Maraget Peterson Haddix
Double Identity: Maragret Peterson Haddix
Alex Rider Series: Anthony Horowitz
Series of Unfortunate Events: Lemony Snickett
-The Bad Beginning
-The Reptile Room
-The Wide Window
-The Miserable Mill
-The Austee Academy
-The Ersatz Elevator
-The Vile Village
-The Hostile Hospital
-The Carnivourous Carnival
-The Slippery Slope
-The Grim Grotto
-The Penultimate Peril
-The End
What My Mother Doesn’t Know: Sonya Sones
No More Dead Dogs: Gordon Korman
Down the Rabit Hole: Peter Abrahams
Behind the Curtain: Peter Abrahams
Into the Dark: Peter Abrahams
Alex Rider Series: Anthony Horowitz
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-Skeleton Key
-Eagle Strike
-Ark Angle

Meg Cabot:
Avalon High 1, 2 and 3.
The Mediator series
The 1-800 series
How To Be Popular
All American Girl and it’s sequel Ready Or Not?
Teen Idol
Nicola and The Viscount
Victoria and the Rogue
The Queen of Babble series
The Boy series

Laura Ruby:
Good Girls

Sarah Dessen:
Lock and Key
Keeping the Moon
Someone Like You
The Truth About Forever
This Lullaby
That Summer

Carolyn Mackler:
Vegan Virgin Valentine
The Earth My Butt and Other Big Round Things
Love and Other 4 Letter Words

e Lockhart
The Boyfriend List
The Boy Book
Fly on The Wall
The disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks

John Green:
Looking For Alaska
An Abundance of Katherine’s
Paper Towns
Let it snow

Sharon Dogar: Wave

Melissa Marr:
Wicked Lovely
Ink Exchange

Melissa De La Cruz:
Fresh Off the Boat
Blue Bloods
Angels on Sunset Boulevard
The Au Pairs series

Melissa Kantor:
If I have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s my Prince?
Not IT girl
The Break-up Bible

Maureen Johnson:
Suite Scarlett
The Key To the Golden Firebird
13 Little Blue Envelopes
The Bermudez Triangle
Girl At Sea
Let it snow

Davida Wills Hurwin:
Circle the Soul Softly
A Time For Dancing
The Farther You Run

Dandi Daley Mackall:
Eva Underground
Crazy In Love

Lauren Myracle:
l8r g8r
Rhymes With Witches
Let It snow

Sarah Mlynowski:
The Bra’s and Broomsticks series
As Seen On T.V
Monkey Business
Me VS Me
Milk Run

Sophie Kinsella:
Can You Keep A Secret?
Remember Me?
The Shopaholic series

Ann Brashares:
The Sisterhood Of the Traveling Pants series
The Last Summer (of you and me)

Libba Bray:
A Great and Terrible Beauty
Rebel Angels
The Sweet Far Thing

Zoey Dean:
The A-list Novels
How To Teach Filthy Rich Girls

Kate Brian:
Lucky T
The V Club
Princess and the Pauper
The Private series
Sweet 16
Megan Meade’s guide to the McGowan boys

Natasha Friend:

Cecil Castellucci:
Queen of Cool
Boy Proof

Debbie Reed Fischer:
Braless in Wonderland

Gabrielle Zevin:
The Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

P.C Cast and Kirstin Cast:

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January 27, 2014

Sandra asks…

overseas chinese had suffer the tragic fate like the jew .but why the western media turned a blind eye to it?

Massacre and Slaughter of the Overseas Chinese

A.D. 1602 – Luzon, Phillipines
At least 30,000 chinese merchants were slaughtered
and in Luzon chinese officials and civilians were killed
without authority by what The Ming Shi-lu (明實錄) describes
as the barbarian(spanish) cheiftain of Luzon during that time.
The surviving chinese fled to Wawa, or what is now known as
Guagua, this atrocity is known in Chinese history as the Luzon
Tragedy (吕宋惨案). The Tsaynese inhabitants of Manila set fire
to Legarda and Binondo and for a time threatened to capture Intramuros.

A.D. 1603 – Manila, Philippines
24,000 massacred by Spaniards when Ming Mandarins
visited the islands sparking fears of Chinese dominance.

A.D. 1662 – Manila, Philippines
30,000 put to sea and expelled from the Philippines.
Those caught outside the Parian (Manila’s Chinese
ghetto) were beheaded immediately.

A.D. 1639-1640 – Manila, Philippines
20,000 die in anti-Chinese violence

A.D. 1686 – Manila, Philippines
Anti-Chinese violence

A.D. 1740 – Batavia, Indonesia (Batavian Fury)
10,000 Chinese slaughtered by Dutch when the Chinese
objected to forced removals to Sri Lanka as slave

A.D. 1792 – Cholon, Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)
10,000 Chinese massacred in the Tay Son movement’s
retaking of Cholon from Nguyen Anh who in 1780 had
proclaimed himself the new Nguyen ruler.

A.D. 1823 – South Borneo
10,000-20,000 Chinese massacred when Chinese “kongsi”
resisted the withdrawal and reselling of mining
concession to the Dutch by local Sultans due to
monetary jealousy and rivalry.

A.D. 1857 – Sarawak, North Borneo
2,000-5,000 Chinese massacred by Raja Brooke

A.D. 1871 – Los Angeles, California, USA
19 Chinese die when white Los Angeles citizens go bezerk
after the accidental killing of a white man by a Chinese

A.D. 1877 – Chico, California, USA
Anti-Chinese violence.

A.D. 1885 – Rock Springs, Wyoming, USA
Anti-Chinese violence.

A.D. 1887 – Snake River, Oregon, USA
31 Chinese miners massacred in a 2-day orgy of violence.

A.D. 1890s – San Francisco & Seattle, USA
Thousands of Chinese were assaulted in “pigtail cutting
parties” by unemployed white vigilantes frightened by
the Yellow Peril frenzy.

A.D. 1965-1966 – Indonesia
500,000 killed in anti-communist violence, many were
local Chinese suspected of communist activities, others
were those who joined the PKI (Parti Kommunis Indonesia)
ignorant of the ideology but attracted by it’s stance for
defending worker rights, while many others were innocent
victims caught in the frenzied bloodletting of racial
jealousy and animosity.

A.D. 1975- Vietnam
Expelled 300 thousand Chinese to sea

A.D. 1975- Cambodia
Killed almost all Cambodian Chinese

A.D. 1997 – Rengasdengklok, Indonesia
Anti-Chinese violence

A.D. 1998 – Jakarta, Solo, Surabaya, Palembang, Lampung – Indonesia
Thousands of Chinese businesses and homes were burnt,
looted and smashed when rampaging youths, chafting
under the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, blamed the Chinese
for their sufferings and rioted in the streets of Jakarta.
Untold numbers of Chinese were killed, Chinese girls were
gang-raped and houses plundered. The Indonesian police,
unable or unwilling to stop the violence, prompted residents
of housing estates to band together to erect barricades,
arm themselves and to employ armed guards to patrol the

A.D. 1998, Phillipines
Anti-Chinese protests against Presidential Candidate Alfredo Lim.

A.D. 2001, Tonga
4000 Chinese assaulted in a racist attack.

A.D. 2006, Tonga
80% of Chinese shops looted and damaged.

A.D. 2006, Solomon Islands
>90% Chinese shops in Chinatown damaged, destroyed and looted.

A.D. 2007, Milan, Italy
Anti-Chinese riot

A.D. 2007, Maseru, Lesotho
Anti-Chinese riot

A.D 2009, Padang, Indonesia
Earthquake at Padang, Indonesia. The indonesian rescue team unwilling
to help around 3000 trapped Chinese people. They will help only if
they pay Rp. 350 000/soul. The media tried to hide this news.

admin answers:

The same reason that the media turns a blind eye now to attacks against Christians

Sandy asks…

What are negative impacts of green house gases on the environment?

I’m jiggz I’m doin a n.s assessment

admin answers:

It’s many. Some of which are

Most scientists believe that the increase in global temperatures will cause the polar ice caps and glaciers to begin to melt. This will cause sea levels to rise. In the past 100 years ocean levels have already risen about one foot. Because we have built our cities right on the coastlines, many of them would be in peril of serious flooding – if not outright collapse.

The rise and expansion of the sea would also allow storm surges and hurricane waves to proceed further inland, causing more damage.

Temperature increases can also lead to changes in weather patterns, precipitating more frequent and severe storms. The costs to protect ourselves from flooding and storm damage could be enormous.

Many aquifers which provide our drinking water could become contaminated with salt water, thus decreasing the available supply.

Weather patterns will definitely be changed by this process. Some areas will become drier while others will become wetter. While some areas will be able to increase (or begin) crop production, some major crop producing areas could fail due to less favorable growing conditions.

If too much drying occurs in areas, droughts could follow. This could lead to more disasters like the Dust Bowl days in the prairie states of the United States earlier in our history.

The rise in temperature is occurring relatively quickly. Many animal species cannot adapt to this sudden fluctuation. It is possible that many species will become extinct because of this stress. Some ecosystems like coral reefs, which are already living at the upper edge of their temperature tolerances, are very usceptible to temperature changes. These ecosystems could suffer severe damage or simply die out altogether.

Diseases which are currently restricted to tropical areas could spread to other areas as they become warmer and more receptive to the agents which carry the diseases.

Susan asks…

Did Odysseus in “The Odyssey” have wanderlust or was he just trying to get home?

I often hear about Odysseus having wanderlust, but from what I remember of the text, he was just trying his best to get back home and did not really want to wander anywhere.

admin answers:

The Odyssey by Homer Written 800 B.C.E

Odysseus: The Universal Man

Although Odysseus possesses admirable qualities—including wisdom, bravery, leadership, craftiness, loyalty, perseverance, and endurance—he is quite human. For example, he frequently takes unnecessary risks to satisfy his insatiable curiosity, imperiling his and his crew’s safety. He also brags about his accomplishments. In this respect, he is like the rest of us: flawed, imperfect. Consequently, we identify with him, and his voyage home from war becomes our voyage through life. Many of his adventures end successfully; some go terribly wrong. All the while, he never loses sight of his ultimate goal: to reunite with his wife and son. MORE…


Major Characters

Odysseus: Odysseus is the main character of the Odyssey, a tale which chronicles his homecoming and his journeys since his departure from Troy. Odysseus was present in the Iliad but not with the same focus as this poem. The story focus on his trials at sea and on land and how, once he gets home, he must avenge his family’s honor from the suitors who have been besieging his house waiting for his wife to choose a new husband. He is aided by Athena in his journeys but thwarted by Poseidon.



The Odyssey Symbolism, Imagery, and Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.

The Sea

Odysseus spends so much time sailing home that the sea really takes up a good chunk of his life. This is fitting, since the sea and its perils work much the same way the Odyssey argues that life does; it is full of suffering, but it can’t be avoided. The sea can send blessings like sea breezes to blow him home or obstacles like storms, Skylla and Charybdis, and treacherous islands. Because the sea is ruled by Poseidon, it is also a manifestation of the superiority of the gods and nature over man.

Disguises and Dreams

In the Odyssey, disguises are usually a sign of divine intervention, manipulation, and sanction. The gods have no qualms deceiving mortals and helping their favorites deceive others. They often use disguises themselves, reminding us that the gods, too, can be devious. Dreams as well are the direct result of divine power, but tend to be more straightforward and often comfort the sleeping mortal.

Food and Banqueting

In a culture that holds hospitality as an all-important test of character, feasting and festivities are a measure of hospitality and human civility. Often, defects in the banquet signal some fundamental flaw in the host. For example, Polyphêmos feasts on human flesh, which makes him, well, an inhuman monster. Kirkê seems hospitable because she serves good food, but proves to be a witch by poisoning that very food with a drug that turns the diners into animals. Odysseus’s men transgress boundaries of hospitality by dining on Hêlios’s sacred cattle and suffer death as a consequence. The most obvious example of a misused banquet is the suitors’ pillaging of Odysseus’s provisions. This shows that the supposedly “noble” men do not have the human qualities of restraint and propriety; they are therefore somewhat less than human and worthy of death (or so the Odyssey argues). On the other hand, Nestor, Meneláos, and the Phaiákians serve proper banquets – full of good food, wine, and singing. They are considered not only good hosts, but great human beings.

Odysseus and Penélopê’s Bed

It turns out that Odysseus carved his bed from the roots of a live olive tree. As such, the bed is unmovable. It’s also growing, but evidently that’s not a problem for anyone. The point is that the bed can’t be moved, altered, or shaken – it’s steadfast and constant, much like the love between this royal couple. Odysseus’s sleeping around seems not to count, but Penélopê’s continuous loyalty is represented by the unmovable bed. More…

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