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International Women's Day (pg. 3)

Clara Baron (1821 - 1912) :: Humanitarian

This shy woman is known as the "Angel of the Battlefield" because during the Civil War, she cared for the wounded on both sides - something that was unheard of at that time. Clara founded the American Red Cross after she became familiar with its European counterpart. As president of the American Red Cross, she made many trips around the world to help others - even in her late 70s.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968) :: Humanitarian

When she was almost two, Helen had an illness that left her blind and deaf. She overcame these handicaps and pushed the limit for disabled people. As an author and lecturer, Helen traveled the world campaigning for civil rights. She also became a powerful spokesperson for others with disabilities.

Mother Teresa (1910-1997) :: Humanitarian

Born in the former Yugoslavia, Mother Teresa spent the majority of her life in India teaching and working in the slums of Calcutta. She established her own Christian order called The Missionaries of Charity, which continues to take on projects around the world helping children's groups, medical clinics, homes for the dying and leper colonies. Mother Teresa won the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in 1971, the Nehru Prize for her humanitarian work in 1972 and both the Balzan and Nobel Peace prizes in 1979. Mother Teresa's life was dedicated solely to helping others, never needing the limelight to make her happy.

Princess Diana (1961-1997) :: Humanitarian

Not only did Princess Diana give birth to two of the hottest boys to grace Buckingham Palace, but she also contributed to a ton of charities. Wanting to open the minds of her two boys, Princess Di took them to visit homeless shelters and people dying of AIDS. She spent tons of time and money to bring more awareness to both AIDS and leprosy, a disease that attacks your skin and nerves, often causing major disfiguration. Princess Di was the spokesperson and activist in the global campaign to eliminate land mines.

Liliuokalani (1838 - 1917) :: Leader

She was the last reigning queen of Hawaii, just before the United States took control of the islands. She fought bitterly with the Americans to keep rule of Hawaii, but was arrested and sentenced to house arrest for over a year. In 1898, Hawaii officially became part of the United States, despite Liliuokalani's efforts.

Pocahontas (1595-1617) :: Leader

Pocahontas, whose name means "little, wanton, playful, frolicsome child," did much more than have a Disney movie made about her life. Pocahontas kept the peace between the Algonquian Indians of Virginia and the British in the early 17th century. In essense, Pocahontas was the first Native American diplomat. She was baptized and given the Christian name Rebecca, and then married a Christian explorer named John Rolfe in 1614. She moved to Britain with her husband and never made it back to Virginia. Pocahontas died on a voyage to the US when she was 22 and was buried in England.

Hilary Clinton (1947 - present) :: Leader

Her husband was the President of the United States for eight years, and in that time, Hilary Clinton made the best of her status of the First Lady. She got involved in humanitarian organizations, supporting women's issues around the world. Hilary has since gone on to become a senator of New York, making her the first woman to be elected statewide. You can expect to see a lot more of Hilary in the politcal future as well - she tossed her hat into the ring as a Democratic candidate for presidency in 2008!

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Before I get started with the prologue I just want to  let you guys know this has not been completely edited yet. I'm going to be posting them in chapters/sections. Prologue The air was still crisp, though the explosion had happened weeks ago. But then again, nothing seemed like it was a few weeks ago. The explosion had come out of nowhere; nobody really knew what happened. Some say somebody left their stove on. Others say somebody made it happen on purpose. I don’t know what to believe, I don’t even know if anyone else is alive. All I know is that my parents died in the explosion. I don’t know if I have any sibling, aunts, uncles. I’m surprised I’m alive, my clothes are still singed from the fire. I haven’t found any supplies. I don’t even know which way I’m supposed to go. I doubt you would want to know my name, but in case you were wondering it’s Blake...Blake Hensworth.
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inkdeath posted in Debating:
"AnnaOfExquizurd" wrote:Somewhat along the lines of what @inkdeath said is my philosophy, Lol, what? but put into my own words, I think real-life bullying is worse because there's really not a way to escape it if it happens in a place you need to go to every day; meanwhile you can block/delete/report cyberbullies and they'll be dealt with easily. Totally agreed. But it is true @Sophieex_ that cyberbullying can be worse in that sense.Worse in what sense? As you said, you can block or report people and the situation will be dealt with. What sense??? It is not worse than real life bullying.
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"Sophieex_" wrote:Cyber-bullying is a real form of bullying, and in fact, it's probably worse than real-life bullying, because they exploit the anonymity that the Internet gives them, and they say more hurtful and cruel things.Yes, and you can block or ignore them. 
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friendly posted in Debating:
I think that both are horrible but bullies are in real life so they physically hurt people
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A quote I dedicate to Powerslave, farewell. "No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth."
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