Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tragedy in Haiti

In Haiti there have been very serious earthquakes in a short period of time leaving disastrous situations to clean up. Up to 100,000 people may have died and many others are still hidden away by the debree. At the moment there is a need for $550 million dollars of food needed to feed the ones that were lucky enough to survive the quakes but have had no luck in being able to feed themselves. The earthquake caused a very poor country to became even more poor. These people are defenceless at the moment and need help. This earthquake was known as a 7.0 which is a very dangerous earthquake. Obama says the U.S.A. will do anything to help this country back on its feet because it is a horrible tragedy that this happened. He tries to tell the people in Haiti that he will help them but the people in Haiti are getting tired of waiting and being hungry. They need help. All they want is some pure water and it would make the days seem a little bit better.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

True or False

Ishmael beah is being said to be lying about his book. There was a man named Lloyd that had read Ishmaels book A Long Way Gone. He had read the part were supposedly Ishmael's parents died by the rebels in a village. This man named Lloyd has found Ishmael's father or so he thinks. When he messages Ishmael's editor the editor seems to ignore the messages then finally tells Lloyd to leave them alone and that they did not wish to here it. He was also asked to keep it quite.

Lloyd decided one day that he wanted the truth to be out so he contacted a television producer in Sydney named Anita Jacoby. Lloyd was hoping that Jocoby would pass the word along and she did.The Australian couldn't Wait to here of these things they were already trying to say he lied about fighting for two excruciating years. They were saying he could only have been in there for a couple months if at all.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Quote From Carl Schurz

Carl Schurz once said " From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking out a dangerous blow at your own." I chose this quote because I believe that what he is saying is true. Once you start to take away other peoples rights you will also be taking away your own. I believe in equal rights just like Carl Schurz the once young German that came to New York in 1852 with his wife. He became a republican and was a general. He fought for the emancipation of the slaves. Although he became famous by being a political writer. He was against slavery and segregation in every way.

The way this relates to now is that there are still people out there that judge others by the color of there skin and relgion. Although it is illegal to have slaves now some people still hate others, because of the way they look.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Single Slices of Life

"A Single Slice Reveals Them"

An apple on the table
hides it's seeds
so neatly
under seamless skin

But we talk and talk and talk
to let somebody

By: Naomi Shihab Nie

I think this poem describes Ishmael and his friends because right now they are trying to find themselves yet they are not sure on how to do so. They are starting to get better but are still traumatized by the war. Reliving all the horrible scenes that was once known as their lives. They are hiding so much in themselves and don't know exactly how to get out of a hole that other people put them in. The place that they are living in they have friends to talk to but since they hardly know themselves they don't know what to say. So they waste their breath on hate and violence and that is so difficult to let go. They cling to it like it's all they have because that's all they know anymore. The seeds of life are planted within them, they just need to let them grow.

Monday, January 4, 2010

"Green Snake"

Greed is his game green snake is his name
Reality is never near when this boy has his gear
Eyes are red from to many drugs
Everything just falls apart
Never forget the pain they caused

Sneaking under bushes and covering there tushes
Naked with fear at first
AK 47 strapped to his side during the worst
Kill is what they were told
Evil is among us