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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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"Powerslave" wrote:The education system isn't there to create intelligent individuals and definitely not there to teach, it is there to create useful pawns for the elites, we are all brainwashed from day one. So yes I think they should change,  but they most likely won't. Said Perfectly  
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drowning posted in Debating:
Schools really should change how they do things. It's ridiculous. A student shouldn't be frowned upon because they can't figure out a 3 page formula or make the highest score on his/her SATS when there's questions to topics they don't even remember learning about in the first place. Why don't they teach us more about ways to save money? Or how to balance a check? Why not how to change a busted tire on a car in case of an emergency or how to help your loved one who's suffering from depression? Taxes? How to get a job? I can agree with the above. Besides basic math, spelling, and reading; I haven't used just about anything else in my day-to-day life and I'm going to college soon. School has become nothing more than merely a way of "natural" selection.
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eclipse11 posted in General:
My pic is of Eridan from homestuck.))
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ThePaleWalker636
Smiling with gratitude, Polaris spoke again. “Thank you, kind sir. Our people remember Those who assist us. But, do you swear? Swear that you will leave this December   For our lands, and bring to your skills and wit To save our young heir from the clutches of beasts?” Star Swirl became hesitant when at last he heard The nature of his quest, but he did not cease   In his resolve, and he swore by the Sun and the Moon “By Celestia and Luna’s names, I swear I will rescue your heir, Polaris, and I will depart At the dusk of tomorrow from here.”   “Truly you are a stallion of strength. I will guide to your quest at the time you may. The details I soon will reveal As we continue upon our way.”   The feast was concluded and all fell to sleep, But Star Swirl lingered when Polaris he espied By the fire, watching the flames And the wizard sat down at the unicorn’s side.   “Tell me of this heir you have spoken. What is their name, and by whom were they taken? Or what, should I say? By ‘beast’ mean you dragon?” Polaris sighed. His countenance seemed to be shaken.   “Her name is Royal Blue, and she is my daughter. She was indeed taken by beasts, us beaten and battered, A tribe of savages like never before seen. They are ponies with minds bended and shattered.   So savage are they, we know not how We are to defeat them without harming my child. They do not allow us to approach Without threats of her death by animals wild.”  
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SecretBlogger
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 Right now? An anime girl who I think I kindof look like, except for the fact she looks like she can kick serious butt, where i would just hurt myself trying. (I would definetly try tho....)
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