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I was 18 years old when I landed in the kingdom of Bahrain, off the coast of Saudi Arabia, in the winter of 2005. It was the first time I'd ever left the continental United States. My joints ached after more than 24 hours of travel, but I knew that a new life of service and adventure awaited me on the other side of that aircraft door. This was the day I had been dreaming about since I'd enlisted in the Navy a few months before, on my birthday. I loved my country, and I knew that I was ready to prove myself in action.
There are now three editions of , with 1294 titles on all three lists. Titles in have been read. Dates in parentheses are book editions of the 1001 list. Information in brackets is author nationality, language, book award. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (2010) [France, French] The Children’s Book by A.S.
Hadoken-ing: Real-Life Street Fighters Hadoken-ing is a trend from Japan where kids reenact scenes from 'Street Fighter' in photos. Since it has pretty much blown up the internet, here is a fashion shoot we did that takes that idea to the next level, putting our real-life street fighters in pixelated 3D realms. Corpse Brides and Forced Abortions: How China's One-Child Policy Is Still Ruining Lives China's one-child policy has created a long list of horrors that, besides child trafficking, includes infanticide, infant abandonment, and forced abortions, all used by families desperate to meet the set child quotas. Some sources estimate that 10 million state-enforced abortions take place in China every year. Pen Pals Inmates Love Lawsuits A prisoner named Kim Millbrook won a Supreme Court case with a handwritten petition, which is impressive.
One of the best modern sources of information about Fibonacci is the following article: A. F. Horadam , "Eight hundred years young," The Australian Mathematics Teacher 31 (1975) 123-134. With the kind permission of Professor Horadam and the editor of The Australian Mathematics Teacher, the article is reproduced here. ABSTRACT.
It's Fun Friday -- time for some fun for the weekend. Enjoy today's post and I'll see you back here on Monday with more philatelic news and notes. United States, 1938 Scott #803 In 1938, the United States issued a set of definitive postage stamps featuring images of the nation's first 29 presidents.
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Charlie Haughey was drafted into the US Army in October of 1967. He was 24, and had been in college in Michigan before running out of money and quitting school to work in a sheet metal factory. The draft notice meant that he was to serve a tour of duty in Vietnam, designated a rifleman, the basic field position in the Army.