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New York State

Famous New Yorkers

Rosie O'Donnell: The Queen of Nice is the middle of five siblings. She always wanted to be an actress. She's been in several movies and once hosted her own talk show.
Sarah Michelle Gellar: Born in New York City, Sarah began her acting career when she was four. One of several movies she's been in is I Know What You Did Last Summer and she stared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Tom Cruise: Tom, who was born in Syracuse, wanted to become a wrestler but a knee injury stopped him. Instead, he headed to the city and gave himself 10 years to make it as an actor. Since then, he's been cruising from one star role to another.

Brief History of New York

The Italian navigator Giovanni da Verazano discovered New York Bay in 1524. Henry Hudson also reached the bay 84 years later and sailed up the river. Several years afterwards it is said that Manhattan Island was bought from the Indians for trinkets worth about $24. The Dutch made the state of New York their home in 1624 and for 40 years they were in charge of the colony they called New Netherland. The English took it from them in 1664 and named it New York after the Duke of York. The state was a colony of Great Britain until it became independent on July 4, 1776.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty (a gift from France) was put up in the harbor in 1886. She has America's mission written on her: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." New York is one of the wealthiest states and after the New York Stock Exchange started it became the center of world finance. New York State has 62 counties, 62 cities, 553 villages and 932 towns.

New York - Did U Know?

  • The apple has been the State fruit since 1976. In the 1600s European settlers brought apple seeds with them to New York.
  • New York was the first state to require license plates on automobiles.
  • New Yorkers produce about 26,400,000 pounds of garbage a day.

New York Critters

Eastern Bluebird: Blue in color like the name says, this bird is the state bird.
Mink: When this animal is wet it looks like a smaller version of its cousin, the otter. Opossum: Although this nocturnal animal is not considered the smartest of animals it does have a knack for survival. The Virginia opossum is North America's only marsupial.

Cool Things to See and Do in New York

  • The Bronx Zoo is the largest zoo in North America and has over 6000 animals including snow leopards, American bison, Chinese alligators and pink pigeons.
  • Go to Niagara Falls! Besides checking out the magnificent falls, there's tons of other things to see - the Daredevil Museum of Niagara Falls, Whirlpool State Park, Ransomville Speedway and Airborne Adventures. You won't be bored here.
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"Capitalism can be summed up in three words: Power from profit, while this isn't always the intention of capitalism, it is always the result. Communism can be summed up in one statement: Poverty for everyone. I think Socialism - In an authoritarian, conservative sense of course, is a good middle ground. The socialism you see liberals pushing for is not the socialism we want, we want an authoritarian, nationalist, militaristic, state. We want a strong leader, we want conservative and right-wing values instilled in children, we want a religion for the people to follow, we want strong morales, we want a high living standard for the people and a government that will help them when times are hard. We most importantly want to preserve mother nature and our beautiful lands. We need borders, when the world has borders everyone is happier, this is our land that is their land. You see my friend, totalitarianism is the evil you speak of, we are certainly against the red regime and anyone who supports Marxist tyrants. Our racial and cultural identity must be protected from the beast that lurks in the east."
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Today's schedule: 7:40 am - send my sister off to school 7:50 am - eat breakfast 8:26 am - send my dad off to work 9:00 am - start homeschooling 10:45 am -  piano lessons 12:00 pm - lunch break 1:00 pm - start schoolwork again 2:50 pm - pick my sister up from school with my mom and other sister 3:30 pm - snack time 5:00 pm - eat a very early dinner 5:20 pm - take my sister to volleyball practice with my other sister and mom 6:20 pm - arrive home 6:30 pm - do a little bit of schoolwork again 7:45 pm - take a shower 8:15 pm - welcome my dad and sister back home 9:00 pm - get a snack (either ice cream or chocolate) 9:30 pm - get ready for bed 10:30 pm - slack off and mess are with my tablet till my sisters are ready too 10:45 pm - get in bed and mess around with my tablet even more And the time i sleep depends on how long i stay on my tablet. Usually around 2:00 am. Well thats my schedule when there's no volleyball practice for my team. My day is usually pretty boring so most days usually suck XD. Soo thats it 
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