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Your Questions About If You Choose To Take This Mission

February 16, 2014

Helen asks…

Please help me with this im have trouble finding the answer.?

Apollo 11
Describe how the data gathered during the mission help scientists to better understand the universe. Be sure to include details describing how the mission progressed, the data gathered, and the end of the mission. If your chosen mission is ongoing, provide details on the current state of that mission.

admin answers:

Long years ago I was playing a game Landing on the Moon. It used a line containing the amount of fuel, speed, height. You mustn’t run out of the fuel by consuming it and also avoid lifting up and crashing down.

John asks…

How do I play with Travor again after killing him in the final mission of GTA 5?

I chose to kill Trevor instead of Michael or the No one option on the last mission and I’ve tried to reply the last mission choosing not to kill everyone else and i still cant play with him?

The increase in money was nice that i got from the bank robbery, but i really want to play with him again! This is a serious question, I am desperate for answers!

admin answers:

Nice spoiler alert bro

Mark asks…

Call of Duty World at War freezes at every mission?

Whenever I transition from one mission to another the system freezes on my xbox 360, so I turn it off and turn it back on and choose the mission from mission select and it works fine. Is this problem happening to anyone else, I tried whipping the disk? Is it the Disk problem or the game system’s problem?

admin answers:

Does it happen with other games?if so it’s the system, if not then it’s the game. Contact the store you bought it from and then do an exchange if it is the disk.

I have the same game but, on PS3 and it works fine.

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Your Questions About An Impaired Use Of Language

February 15, 2014

Carol asks…

What is a good book to learn American Sign Language?

I am Deaf/Hearing Impaired with a Cochlear Implant, and English was my first language. I would like to learn ASL since it is so interesting, so I am interested into buying a book.

I was thinking of this book, but not too sure yet:

But do you have any suggestions?

Thanks so much!

admin answers:

That looks pretty good for a book, but, if possible, it would be much better to go to a school or take lessons at some sort of centre.

If taking lessons, private or classes, is possible, then you should start by looking places up in your phone book. Places that have to do with Sign Language, deaf/hearing impaired people might either hold classes or have possible information on where you could go.

If you are unable to take lessons, then that book would probably be an OK start for learning some of the basics, but you won’t be learning how to have actual conversations well.

Ken asks…

How do you deal with your ADD?

I tend to forget to do things like turn off the lights and don’t pay attention to detail sometimes. I was doing rosetta stone to learn another language and I do all 11 lessons at once and it was driving me crazy to concentrate and I would get things wrong that I knew the answer to. So I’m pretty sure I have adult ADD. Is there anything I can do about it besides taking medication?

admin answers:

Is it a disorder? Does it impair your daily functioning? Did you feel that way before you started labeling yourself ADD?

I was diagnosed with ADHD, which means a doctor talked to me for 5 seconds and gave me some meds. I felt like a slug. I couldn’t think, I couldn’t sleep, I lost weight (I’m scrawny by nature so that was really rough) and I felt awful all the time. Even when I used sleep aids which had never made me groggy in the past and remembered to eat, I still felt horrible.

Things that have helped me immensely:

-Take a look at your diet. When I have more magnesium in my diet I am much calmer and happier. I also have an easier time focusing. When I take flax oil regularly I also think more clearly. I don’t take some capsules and feel like Superman two seconds later, rather, after a week or two of regularly taking a few supplements and/or paying more attention to nutrition, I feel better. If you notice something has improved after you;ve taken a supplement for at least a week (mood, focus, etc) then that means you weren’t getting enough of that nutrient before. It’s not magic, it’s just treating your body right.

-Are you getting enough sleep? I need 9-10 hours a night. I rarely get more than 6, but when I get those 9 hours I’m a totally different person. (I’m 17 so I have a really high need for sleep and a really low chance of getting it.) Sleep deprivation makes it harder to focus. If you need 8 hours of sleep and get 7 every night, that sleep debt builds up. You can ‘pay back’ your sleep debt over time, which is good. Sleep is important. Don’t minimize it.

-Work out. Get your heart beating and get sweaty at least every other day. You can do bodyweight exercises which require no equipment. This also makes a huge difference in your ability to focus, and it improves the quality of your sleep.

-Avoid caffeine and other stimulants completely or as much as you possibly can. Your mind doesn’t need any help speeding up.

I also have problems remembering little details sometimes. My mind wanders, I fidget, I forget obvious things, I lose track of time, etc. I’ve done more through what I mentioned above combined with strength of will than I ever did with medication.

Two years ago, I took AP American History, immediately fell behind, and dropped the course two months in. Last year, I took the same course again, got a 5 (that’s a perfect score) on the exam and an A- in the class. According to my teacher, if my final essay hadn’t sucked (it focused on one of my weak points and the prompt was worded strangely) I would have gotten an A. There was no A+ in that class.

Two years ago I was on Concerta and that directly led to my abysmal class performance. Last year I was drug-free and feeling good.

I find that when I can manage it, scheduling to a rather extreme degree is the only way I can stay on track. Establish routines as much as you can, learn to recognize when you start to go off-track, and really engage yourself in everything you’re doing. Yes, I’m an actual ADHD person, though I don’t believe in the disorder myself. (Personality type? Yes. Disorder, like BPD or OCD? No.) You are a self-aware person and as such you’re capable of changing your actions.

But let’s look at this another way. We ADD/ADHD/whatever people have high levels of ideation which we can use to our advantage, if we can tame it. Maybe Rosetta Stone wasn’t right for you- I found it boring. Yes, I have a very low tolerance for boring things though I’ve learned to deal with them. However I consider the fact that my mind leaps around a lot to be a great advantage, since 95% of the time I can control where it goes, or at least direct it. There are plenty of downsides (I’d like it if my brain would just shut up sometimes, I wish I didn’t have to devote so much mental energy to sitting still and not doodling or daydreaming, etc) just like with everything else in life, but why would you take medication to get rid of an advantage?

George asks…

Why would people continue to insist on people first language when the group expresses they don’t want it?

Blind people say that they don’t want to be referred to as “people with blindness” “visually impaired” or “person with a visual impairment.”

Autistic people do not want to be referred to as “people with autism.” They say their autism is part of their identity and “person with autism” separates autism from the person. Yet a university professor takes off 15 points when one of her students use the term “autistic.”

Same goes for the deaf.

Why would people continue to insist on people first language for these groups if the people who have these conditions made it clear they don’t want to be referred to as “person with _____”?
@pioneer_grrrl1979: I am not talking about people with epilepsy. I am talking about the blind, deaf and autistic people.

admin answers:

I have no idea what you’re talking about. I am a person with epilepsy–and notice I did put person first language. I also researched what people with autism/autism rights groups call themselves, since you specifically wanted to know.

Generalizing about ‘the group’ ignores that there are people with disabilities who do use person first language to refer to ourselves.

It’s obvious that you are not one of us. And you’re just an observer. Plus not a very good observer either.

Yes, you are talking about people with various kinds of disabilities. I happen to be among them. And people with autism are another,. We consider ourselves person first. If you can’t deal with our being a ‘person first’. This is your problem. Not ours.

What university would honestly take off 15 points if a person uses a term—without even first giving the person a chance to at least attempt to first explain the utilized term in context of their written paper? .

Some written research papers do require the using of terms which are now considered racially/ethnically stereotypical.

For example ‘To Kill a Mockingbird” is chock-full of now-stereotypical racial terms. We do not hear/use these terms in our current day society. They are considered offensive to contemporary society merely by themselves.

But the terms as printed in the book would have to be printed in a paper to accurately and properly cite certain quotes from the characters in this particular book

Telling me (or other people) what we’re supposed to call ourselves–when you are apparently not even a part of ‘the group’ is absurd. I’ll call myself a person first, thank you very much.

Be honest and just admit if you’re in over your head with the question. .

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Your Questions About For Those In Peril On The Sea

February 14, 2014

John asks…

How does global warming affect wildlife?

admin answers:

These are only a few examples of what global warming can do to wildlife:

How Does Global Warming Affect Wildlife?

The National Wildlife Federation considers global warming to be “the most dangerous threat to the future of wildlife.” Here are just some of the species being dramatically impacted by global warming.

Adelie Penguins-
When many of us think of Antarctica, it is with visions of waddling, tuxedoed penguins. Today, however, these iconic creatures may be in peril as a result of changes to their climate. Rising temperatures are causing the amount of sea ice to diminish, which in turn causes the amount of algae in the water to decrease. Many tiny organisms, including the krill shrimp which forms the foundation of the Adelie penguin’s diet, cannot survive without this important food source.

Almost everyone knows how annoying mosquitoes can be, but if you happen to be a caribou, these common summertime pests can have an even bigger impact. This is because warming Arctic temperatures have caused an explosion in these insects’ populations. As caribou expend more energy shooing the pests away, they decrease the amount of food that they eat and energy that they conserve in preparation for the coming winter months. Female caribou are particularly at risk as the effort of birthing and raising the new generation takes enormous energy.

Monarch Butterflies-
Brilliant orange and black monarchs are among the most easily-recognizable of the butterfly species which call the Americas home. Their migration takes them as far north as Canada and, during the winter months, as far south as Mexico City. It is here that changing conditions could cause their demise if current climatic trends continue into the future. In Mexico, the butterflies amass themselves in fir trees which provide shelter from rain and temperatures which often dip below freezing. As rainfall worldwide continues to increase, the protection that these trees provide may not be enough to shield the butterflies from these hazards. One mass die-off occurred in 2002; scientists fear that this is the first of many similar incidents.

Migratory Songbirds-
The songs of many migratory birds, such as this Western tanager, are welcomed symbols of springtime. Warmer seasons worldwide may mean that you won’t be hearing some of those old familiar songs in years to come, however, as songbirds are particularly sensitive to changes to both temperatures and their habitats.

Polar Bears-
Polar bears, like their favored springtime prey the ringed seal, depend heavily on sea ice for their survival. Polar bears move from ice flow to ice flow in search of the young seals. With rising temperatures, the thinning ice leaves fewer places for both the polar bears to hunt and the seals to raise their young.

Coldwater fish, such as trout, depend on a frigid mixture of spring and glacier water to thrive. As North American temperatures continue to rise, trout stand to lose three-quarters of their current habitat. Before long, an enitre generation of Anglers will have lost the the ability to bond with friends and family while communing with nature.

Coral Reefs-
Coral reefs are colorful underwater forests which teem with life and act as a natural protective barrier for coastal regions. The fishes and plants which call them home belong to some of the most diverse – and fragile – ecosystems on the planet. In one year alone, sixteen percent of the world’s coral reefs were wiped out. A sea temperature change of a mere one degree Celsius would yield similar losses. Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the water cause additional damage to corals, leaving them defenseless against storm damage and erosion.

Arctic Foxes-
The arctic fox is a marvel or environmental adaptation. Its paws are covered with thick fur to protect its feet in winter, and it is an excellent burrower which allows it to dig dens and warm itself against the arctic chill. In recent years, warmer temperatures have driven the arctic fox farther and farther north in search of more suitable, cooler habitat.

Sandra asks…

What are some good books to read for a 10 year old who is in a higher reading level?

I love Mysterys and Fablehaven

admin answers:


Have you read all of the Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Trixie Belden, and Boxcar Children Mysteries? Have you read all of the Encyclopedia Brown Mystery Stories?

Edith Nesbit:
The Railway Children
The Story of the Treasure Seekers

Kate DiCamillo:
Because of Winn-Dixie – A young girl discovers that a stray dog she takes in enables her to meet lots of interesting people in the small town she and her father now call home.
The Tale of Desperaux
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

N. D. Wilson:
Leepike Ridge – His father is dead and his mother is now dating a teacher he doesn’t like. He didn’t mean to run away from home, but things just happened. He has quite an adventure and discovers along the way some answers to questions he had not even asked.

E. L. Konigsburg:
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Marguerite D’Angeli: The Door in the Wall
Mark Twain:
The Prince and the Pauper
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – This classic story is based upon the author’s life and the lives of close friends in Hannibal, Missouri. Everyone should know about the cave and the infamous picket fence.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Some people have attempted to ban this book because it uses a certain word we no longer consider acceptable. Rather than ignoring or re-writing history, perhaps it would be better to explain how attitudes have changed.

Albert Payson Terhune: Lad: A Dog
Anna Sewell:
Black Beauty – This story is told from the perspective of the horse! Caution: It will make you cry, but I highly recommend this book!

Enid Bagnold:
National Velvet – Velvet acquires a spirited horse and sets out to train it for the National Steeple Chase Race. However, her horse needs a jockey and females are not permitted to ride in the National.

Marguerite Henry:
Misty of Chincoteague – This is based upon a true story.
Stormy, Misty’s Foal
Justin Morgan Had a Horse

Wilson Rawls: Where the Red Fern Grows
Jack London:
The Call of the Wild
White Fang
The Sea Wolf

Rudyard Kipling:
Just So Stories
The Jungle Book

Fred Gipson: Old Yeller
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings:
The Yearling – A young boy raises an orphaned fawn, but as the animal matures it becomes more and more of a problem for his family.

George Selden:
The Cricket in Times Square
Chester Cricket’s New Home

P. L. Travers (a.k.a. Pamela Lyndon Travers):
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins Comes Back
Mary Poppins Opens the Door
Mary Poppins in the Park

James M. Barrie:
Peter Pan
Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson:
Peter and the Starcatchers
Peter and the Shadow Thieves
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon

L. Frank Baum:
The Wonderful Wizard of OZ
Lemony Snicket:
The Bad Beginning
The Reptile Room
The Wide Window
The Miserable Mill
The Austere Academy
The Ersatz Elevator
The Vile Village
The Hostile Hospital
The Carnivorous Carnival
The Slippery Slope
The Grim Grotto
The Penultimate Peril
The End

Tony Di Terlizzi and Holly Black:
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Seeing Stone
The Spiderwick Chronicles: Lucinda’s Secret
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Ironwood Tree
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Wrath of Mulgarath

Norton Juster: The Phantom Tollbooth
Lewis Carroll:
Alice in Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass

Hugh Lofting:
The Story of Dr. Doolittle
The Voyages of Dr. Doolittle

Pene du Bois: Twenty-One Balloons
Kathryn Lindskoog and Ranelda Mack Hunsicker, eds.:
Faerie Gold: Treasures from the Lands of Enchantment

Roald Dahl:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
James and the Giant Peach
The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)
The Twits
Esio Trot
George’s Marvelous Medicine
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Fantastic Mr. Fox

Cornelia Funke:
Ingraine the Brave
Dragon Rider
The Thief Lord

Brandon Mull:
Rise of the Evening Star
Grip of the Shadow Plague

Katherine Paterson: Bridge to Terabithia
Carol Kendall:
The Gammage Cup (This was one of my favorites when I was young.)
The Whisper of Glocken

Eoin Colfer:
Artemis Fowl
The Arctic Incident
The Opal Deception
The Lost Colony

Andre Norton:
The Witch World
The Web of the Witch World
Three against the Witch World
Year of the Unicorn
Warlock of the Witch World
Dragon Scale Silver
Dream Smith
The Toads of Grimmerale
Spider Silk
Sword of Unbelief
Sarsthor’s Bane

Ursula K. LeGuin:
A Wizard of Earthsea
The Tombs of Atuan
The Farthest Shore
Tales from Earthsea
The Other Wind

Madeleine L’Engle:
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Many Waters
An Acceptable Time

Howard Pyle:
Story of King Arthur and His Knights – There are several collections of stories about King Arthur.
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Roger Lancelyn Green:
The Adventures of Robin Hood
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

John Bunyan:
Dangerous Journey ( A beautifully illustrated edition of A Pilgrim’s Progress)

C. S. Lewis:
The 7 volume Chronicles of Narnia
The Magician’s Nephew
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Horse and His Boy
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Last Battle

J. R. R. Tolkien: The Hobbit
Jonathan Swift: Gulliver’s Travels
Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe
Johann Wyss: Swiss Family Robinson

Robert Louis Stevenson:
Treasure Island

Jules Verne:
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Around the World in Eighty Days

Maud Hart Lovelace:
Betsy-Tacy Series – Website has a separate page with this list.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Did you know that in addition to the books about Laura’s life there are books about her mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and daughter, Rose? Website below has a separate page which lists all of these.
Little House in the Big Woods
Little House in the Prairie
Farmer Boy – This is the story Laura wrote about her husband, Almanzo’s childhood in Malone, New York.

Johanna Spyri: Heidi
Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden
Lucy Maud Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables
Louisa May Alcott: Little Women

Esther Forbes:
Johnny Tremain (From the Days just prior to the American Revolution)

Elizabeth George Speare:
The Witch of Blackbird Pond (From the time of the Salem Witch Trials)

James asks…

The American Economy – a ship at sea with a busted rudder and with a Captain who has no idea how to fix it?

…… and with absolutely no clue about navigation. Thoughts?

admin answers:

More like a Captain that throws the engineers that can fix it overboard and passes out margaritas to the passengers to make them unaware of the peril they are in.

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Your Questions About For Those In Peril On The Sea

February 13, 2014

Chris asks…

Was American involvement in World War I a mistake?

Scholarly answers only please.

admin answers:

As a country no. The mistake was made by the American passengers who ignored the posted warnings of the munitions aboard that were being shipped to England

As war clouds gathered in 1913, the Lusitania quietly entered dry dock in Liverpool and was fitted for war service. This included the installation of ammunition magazines and gun mounts on her decks. The mounts, concealed under the teak deck, were ready for the addition of the guns when needed.

On May 1, 1915, the ship departed New York City bound for Liverpool. Unknown to her passengers but probably no secret to the Germans, almost all her hidden cargo consisted of munitions and contraband destined for the British war effort. As the fastest ship afloat, the luxurious liner felt secure in the belief she could easily outdistance any submarine. Nonetheless, the menace of submarine attack reduced her passenger list to only half her capacity.

On May 7, the ship neared the coast of Ireland. At 2:10 in the afternoon a torpedo fired by the German submarine U 20 slammed into her side. A mysterious second explosion ripped the liner apart. Chaos reigned. The ship listed so badly and quickly that lifeboats crashed into passengers crowded on deck, or dumped their loads into the water. Most passengers never had a chance. Within 18 minutes the giant ship slipped beneath the sea. One thousand one hundred nineteen of the 1,924 aboard died. The dead included 114 Americans. Before she left New York on 1 May 1915 the German authorities in the USA published warnings that she would be attacked by submarines, and advised passengers not to sail. The warnings were not regarded as serious.

The first clear indication of increased peril to LUSITANIA was the extraordinary notice placed in American newspapers by the German Embassy on 1 May 1915, the day the Cunarder sailed: “Travellers intending to embark on the Atlantic voyage are reminded that a state of war exists between Germany and her allies and Great Britain and her allies; that the zone of war includes the waters adjacent to the British Isles; that, in accordance with formal notice given by the Imperial German Government, vessels flying the flag of Great Britain, or of any of her allies, are liable to destruction in those waters and that travellers sailing in the war zone on ships of Great Britain or her allies do so at their own risk.” However, the American passengers ignored the warnings at their own risk. The sinking of the Lusitania was thought to have made a major impact on America and World War One, but America did not join the war for another two years.


Degree in History (focus Jewish studies) and Spanish, New Mexico State U. 1990

William asks…

how can i make a living saving “to be destroyed animals”?

I’ve always known what i wanted to do in life and that is help animals in need. I’ve always just gone for the idea of being a vet but even though the pay is wonderful and vets are awesome, that just doesnt seem fulfilling to me. I really wanted to be a wildlife rehabilitator but it angers me that those jobs are low pay if you find one that pays at all. Don’t get me wrong, im not in it for the money, but like all of us, i would like to have a job that would allow me to take care of myself, and one day a family. But i dont want a job without purpose. Anyway, I came across this website and it really broke my heart. It’s made me realize that i want to be more involved with saving animals in danger of being killed. Is there a good way to make a career, a living, out of helping homeless cats and dogs in danger of euthanasia? I really want to combine my passion with stability and longevity

admin answers:

You need to separate your career and your compassion for other animals in this context.
It takes money to do anything in a capitalist society. As you can see in the link you posted, it says “donate” all over the place, as such organizations always do. They need money to operate and they still don’t get to save most of the poor cats and dogs.

If you want to make a little difference, you can adopt a dog or a cat.
I adopted a cat from a shelter before, knowing that the rest of them went straight into the gas chambers. It felt good to have saved that cat with whom I still live, but at the same time it was a heart-wrenching and painful experience to know how helpless I was and those poor animals were.

One might be inclined to resort to the anti-abortionist terrorist type of action and burst into those concentration camps and rescue them, like PETA would.
But, you cannot take responsibilities for the fate of the rescued animals because they will be caught and pushed back in the cages on death row.

This is frustration and the current policy is grotesquely anthropocentric.
However, we cannot do much about it through violent or peaceful means.
Even if you take civil actions like petitions and so forth, it will be a lengthy process and you are unlikely to succeed. In the meantime, the animals will continue to get slaughtered.

One little hope is to convince the super-rich and get them in your camp.
Hollywood stars and CEO’s of international conglomerates, for example.
Get them to represent your compassion and boost your camp.
You can also attempt to coax the rich into buying out small islands and release all those pets there for them to live on at their own peril.(though a secondary problem of affecting the island’s biota will rise, but this need not be elaborated here.)

If a terrorist organization like Sea Shepherd and Eco-terrorist like Greenpeace can do it, I don’t see why not for the banner of “save the pets from holocaust”.
At least your cause is clearer and since you are not in for the money or political power, it seems far more legitimate than the former two.(I will not elaborate on their hypocrisies.)

One trap to beware of is this.
Do not mistake donation for your purpose, or you will be like SS and GP.

So, I would suggest you work some kind of a job, related or not to your ambition. Make sure the job allows you sufficient time for your most interested activities.
Good luck.

Thomas asks…

What symbols are there in the old man and the sea? and quotes for them?

i already got the ocean as the world/universe and the marlin as the opponent…do u guys know any quotes for them ??? thanks(:

admin answers:

In the book, Hemingway asks,”Why are the lions the main thing that is left?” The use of lions is symbolic for the old man’s memory of his youth. Much of his struggle with the fish is spent proving to himself he’s still there. He’s still rocking the boat proving his past, including the lions, is not just a distant memory.
Why lions? Lions are strong creatures, predators, hunters just as the old man now hunts the Marlin. Even though lions are at the top, they still must go out everyday and successfully hunt to survive, and prove they still can.
The title itself “The Old Man And The Sea” is symbolic. It wasn’t a young man, an old man, but The Old man and The Sea. Hemingway does not allow us to ever forget the old man IS an old man through description woven into the entire book.
The symbolism of the book is an old man, withstanding pain, enduring suffering, and at sea to do the impossible….catch the huge Marlin! As the old man says,”No man was ever alone on the sea.” He was there alone, but with the Marlin (and “the lions”) and fighting off shark attacks and the perils of the sea.
Some feel the book is a tragedy, but it is actually a quest!

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Your Questions About For Those In Peril On The Sea

February 12, 2014

Steven asks…

Looking for some good emo bands?

Looking for some emo bands. So far I have listened to fall out boy, taking back sunday, say anything, cute is what we aim for and a few others. I am looking for not like sad songs, but like upbeat maybe even sexual songs.
Btw ya some people might disagree that those are emo bands, but bare with me.
Thanks in advance for your help.

admin answers:

Hawthorne hights, escape the fate,i am ghost, bring me the horizon, the red jumpsuit apparatus, saosin, three days grace, afi, alesana, alexisonfire, all time low, the almost, armor for sleep, as i lay dying, atreyu, before their eyes, billy talent, bleeding through, bless the fall, bullet for my valentine, cancer bats, chevelle, chimaira, chiodos, circa surviver, confide, dance gaven dance, darkest hour, a day to remember, destroy the runner, drop dead gorgeus, emmure, envy on the coast, the fall of troy, foo fighters, from autumn to ashes, from first to last, funeral for a friend, green day, halifax, inhale/exhale, killswitch engage, lovehatehero,linkin park, lower definition, mayday parade, matchbox romance, misfits, my chemical romance, norma jean, the offspring, oh sleeper, our last night, pierce the veil, plain white ts, protest the hero, rise against, scary kids scaring kids, seether, senses fail, silverstein, a skylit drive, sixx am, a static lullaby, still remains, story of the year, sum 41, taking back sunday, thursday, underoath, unearth, the used, we are devastation, zebra head, 30 seconds to mars, the absence, abigail williams, the agony scene, aiden, all shall perish, all that remains, anberlin, animosity, annotations of an autopsy, arsonists get all the girls, as blood runs back, as cities burn, at the throne of judgement, august burns red, avenged sevenfold, behemoth, beneath the massacre, beneath the sky, between the buried and me, big dumb face, the black dalhia murder, black tide, born of osiris, breaking benjamin, bullet for my valentine, cannibal corpse, carnifex, the chariot, children of bodom,CKY, coheed and cambria, cradle of filth, darkest hour, a day to remember, dead to fall, demon hunter, despised icon, the devil wears prada, devil driver, diecast, the dillinger escape plan, dimmu borgir, disturbed, emarosa, every time i die, five finger death punch, forever the sickest kids, hawthorne hights, haste the day, HIM, the human abstract, i killed the prom queen, impending doom, in flames, jimmy eat world, job for a cowboy, knights of the abyss, korn, lamb of god, misericordiam, my children my bride, neaera, the number 12 looks like you, opeth, otep, our last night, papa roach, parkway drive, pysrcoptic, psyopus, rage against the machine, see you next tuesday, sea of treachey, shadows fall, slipknot, suicide silence, through the eyes of the dead, trapt, trivium, unearth, whitechapel, winds of plague, with blood comes cleansing, the world alive, zimmers hole,symphony in peril, brokencycle
not all r emo but good enough…

Charles asks…

what is 1 major literary element used in The Odyssey by Homer?

okay so i have to do this assignment for school but first off im not sure what exactly the literary elements are but also where/ how they were used in the odyssey

p.s. ANSWERS NEEDED ASAP ( the essays due the 8th ;) )

admin answers:

I just did the Odyssey Spring quarter. The Spark Notes has a lot of good stuff.
Here are some ideas from the second site:
“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.
Laërtês’s Shroud
The shroud is a symbol of female deception. Because she is a woman, Penélopê doesn’t have much power to resist the suitors (as seen repeatedly by her son’s commands to go back upstairs to the bedroom, since everything else is a man’s affair). So, since she cannot fight them off or throw them out of her house, all she can do is delay the day she must pick a suitor. So she stretches that out as far as she can by prolonging the time it takes her to complete an honorable feminine task – weaving a death shroud for the despairing father of Odysseus. Though she spends all day weaving, she unravels her work each night. The fact that Penélopê does not actually produce the shroud symbolizes her immobility and her helplessness to make any real progress against her enemy suitors.
Odysseus’s Bow
The bow is a symbol of kingship and strength. Whoever strings it is worthy of King Odysseus and can rightfully take the throne. Physical strength was an important quality to the ancient Greeks, not only in warfare, but because psychologically it was tied to political strength and the iron will needed to govern a people who were given to argument and debate.

Not surprisingly, none of the suitors even comes close to succeeding, showing their weakness and folly in vying for Penélopê’s hand. Telémakhos almost strings the bow and might have done it had Odysseus not interrupted him; this shows that Telémakhos has matured into manhood and is almost ready to take the place of his father. Of course, that he stops upon request reminds us that he maintains deference to Odysseus’s will.
Odysseus’s pet dog is a symbol of unconditional loyalty. Though Argos was a puppy when he last saw Odysseus, many years later he still loves him and shows his affection for his master by wagging his tail and trying to move nearer Odysseus when he hears his voice. Though he is ignored and often mistreated by the hands that once fed him, Argos still hangs around the palace hall, waiting only for his master’s return. After seeing him at last, Argos dies happy.
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. “

David asks…

how did the age of exploration help pave the way for the Scientific Revolution?

admin answers:

For starters, those plying the high seas came to need more sophisticated navigation devices.
In daylight, on the open water, by looking at the sun, they would have a generally accurate perspective of where they were when able to work out the angle of the sun as compared to the horizon. At night they used the stars. This was when the weather (sky) was clear.

When travelling in overcast and stormy conditions, those plying the high seas were in great peril of getting lost and even encroaching on a competing colonial power’s territory. They needed such accurate pieces of equipment as a ‘time piece’ which could weather the high seas.

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