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  • Wave Members
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    A BOOK REVIEW of The Wave by Morton RhueThis story, based on a true incident that occurred in a high school in California, demonstrates how easily a group can lose its freedom without even realising it. It all began when their history teacher, Mr. Ben Ross, let them watch a movie on how the Nazis in World War 2 tortured the people who opposed them. To give them a clearer picture, he decided to them in the situation itself. He then introduced an organisation, The Wave, and its motto, "Strength th...
  • Payments To Miss Bryant
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    Thomas Edward Lawrence was a British archaeology scholar, military strategist and author best known for his legendary war activities in the Middle East during World War I, and for his memoir about them, 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom. ' During the conflict, he helped lead Arab guerrillas fighting Turkish forces allied with the Germans. Lawrence was wounded many times, captured, and tortured. He endured hunger, the extremes of desert life, and disease. Disappointed with his country's strategies in ...
  • Handgun Miss Miller
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    More Women and Children Killed By The Brady Bill The following stories represent examples of what happens when political power brokers like Sarah Brady start to define the parameters of "public safety". There is nothing public or safe about the process that culminates in lethal legislation such as the Brady Bill. President William Jefferson Clinton shares equally in being responsible for the deaths of these Americans. Sadly, these examples are examples of "disposable" women and children. That is...
  • Betsy Ross
    445 words
    Elizabeth Gris com was the eighth child out of seventeen. She was born on New Years Day, 1752. She met John Ross on a November night in 1773 and was married in New Jersey. From then on people had known her as Betsy Ross. It just so happened that; John died after three years of their marriage (1776). In 1777, she wed Joseph Ashburn. Ashburn died in Old Mill Prison in 1782 after the British captured his boat during the American Revolution. Ross married again a year later, this time to John Claypoo...
  • Betsy Ross
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    Betsy Ross lived from 1752 to 1836. She was born to Elizabeth Gris com in Philadelphia. In 1773 she ran away with John Ross to get married. But her husband died three years after they got married so Betsy took over his upholstery business. In 1777 there was a great revolt between colonies, which was called the Boston Tea Party. Since her job was a seamstress at her former husband's upholstery business, it was tradition that George Washington call on her to ask her to design and sew a national fl...

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