The Conquest of the Red Calculator Shifa Somji Language Arts Mrs. Benzinger 15 April 2014 The Red Calculator Death had invaded Odle Middle School for some time now. The horrific disease had spread quickly through the classrooms in no time. It would cause lunch food to smell and taste like rubber. In the history of fatal diseases, none compared to its atrocity and brutality. Like an epidemic, the disease took over the body of the infected student in a mere five minutes.
They let him go, but his name was added to their blacklist. Eventually, he came out of hiding and sneaked back home. He was met by a local section chief and an attaché. They beat him again and what was left of him absolutely appalled Farmer. Paul recorded all his wounds and eventually wrote a report called “A Death in Haiti” for Amnesty International.
About 42 percent of the amount of Agent Orange that we used was devoted to crop destruction; the products of hours of hard work were demolished within seconds. Agent Orange caused many people to starve to death. It has been reported, by the New York Times, that the herbicide destroyed 75 percent of the rice crops. Because people’s homes and crops were being destroyed, they were left homeless and hungry on the
They are shocked when it turns out to be most closely related to Ebola Zaire which is bad news because they are 15 miles from Washington D.C. After many more monkeys die and the virus seems to be traveling through the air Dan Dalgard hands over the entire facility to the Army. The army team led by Gene, Nancy, and Jerry close down the building and fit the monkey rooms with level 4 bio containment precautions. They decide that as far as they know no one has been infected yet and sense they don’t want anyone to become infected they “Nuke” the building. “Nuking” the building means they kill all the monkeys leaving not even the healthy looking ones behind. Many obstacles get in their way while doing this
People actually just packed up their life and moved away. Mark Sauer, a Polio Survivor is quoted with saying that Polio ‘was the robber of hope for a generation, several generations of children, there were many other diseases that were bad for America, but Polio broke its heart.’ The disease did not seem to have rhyme or reason and acted much like a tornado, affecting some but not others. With the absence of any concrete knowledge on how to stop the spread of Polio, panic and hysteria took over. Sunday schools closed and children under the age of 16 were not allowed to attend local theaters. Medical professionals and scientists initially blamed the spread on the filth and overcrowding in the immigrant neighborhoods.
On May seventh 1915 there was a very sad tragic day for 128 Americans and families. A “merchant” ship known as the Lusitania was sailing close to the shore where German U-boats like to hang around and was torpedoed and had many people die from an explosion. The British still to this day blame it all on the Germans. But as I go on in my paper you will realize that Germany was justified to sink the boat. Fist off, the Germans had warned them weeks maybe even months back, that if any ships consulting or flying the British flag will be torpedoed after all passengers are off the ship; and this was published in the NEW YORK TIMES and all newspapers throughout the country.
This particular phase in history of the United States is referred to as either ‘The Red Scare’ or ‘McCarthyism’ because of the government-initiated propaganda against Communism. This era’s anti-communist hearings destroyed lives and friendships as paranoia swept America, according to Arthur Miller (Miller “Are You”). “The Crucible” evokes a lethal brew of illicit sexuality, and a fear of the supernatural and political manipulation, a combination that was similar to McCarthyism. When Miller wrote it, Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Committee on Un-American Activities wanted him to sign an anti-communist declaration because the object was to destroy the least credibility of any and all ideas associated with socialism and communism (Miller “Why I”). Whether McCarthy was right or wrong, people can learn some important lessons from the past, present, and future.
The Black Plague Ring around the Rosies pocketful of posies, ashes, ashes we all fall down. These are the words to the famous nursery rhyme about the Black Plague. Many people perished and many more people mourned for those unlucky enough to die. For about thirty years the Black Plague reined the earth leaving behind a trail of despair for the survivors to cope with. Firstly there are many ways the Plague was said to have begun and how to cure it.
These lines are about what the plague did to the body and how fast the disease acted upon its victims. Nobody wanted to waste time to retrieve them with the chance of them catching the plague also. Beginning in the 1900’s, funerals and burials were delayed to make sure that their dead were actually dead. Before this time, people wrote books on how to determine if someone was dead of not. French physician Jacques Benigne Winslow wrote “The Uncertainty of the Signs of Death.” Dr. Winslow wrote that he was mistaken for dead twice and put into a coffin, which made him in his, words “An expert in the field.” His thesis was “a body can be called a corpse only when signs of putrefaction were obvious.” Which meant don’t bury them until you can basically smell
On the night of February 15, an explosion tore through the ship’s hull, and the Maine went down. Sober observers and an initial report by the colonial government of Cuba concluded that the explosion had occurred on board, but Hearst and Pulitzer, who had for several years been selling papers by fanning anti-Spanish public opinion in the United States, published rumors of plots to sink the ship (Bob Erkinson). When a U.S. naval investigation later