Running Head: GOVERNMENT SPENDING: FOREIGN AID AND MILITARY 1
Government Spending: Foreign Aid and Military
GOVERNMENT SPENDING: FOREIGN AID AND MILITARY 2 Abstract
In this paper we discuss how the government squanders too much money in military and foreign aid endeavors and doesn’t focus on its own problems here in the United States. We first look at how effective the government was to responding to Katrina. Then we compare Katrina to Haiti and the Iraq Reconstruction to show that our government needs to put its natural disaster needs first and not another countries. Next we discuss the military squandering’s in the wars with both Afghanistan and Iraq. I point out that the reasons we went to war with both countries have been addressed and that we should no longer continue to be in either country. I also point out that our presence in either country is not effective in helping them progress and therefore we should pull out of the Middle East. I go on to say that most of the public criticizes both wars. I also suggest better ways the government could spend money on projects here at home.
GOVERNMENT SPENDING: FOREIGN AID AND MILITARY 3 Government Spending: Foreign Aid and Military
In recent years many have been feeling the effects of the recession, some more than others, but its presence is known to everyone. The United States debt grows larger everyday like the fast growing bamboo that is strong enough to penetrate a human body within a matter of days. (The bamboo was actually rumored to be used as a torture device in Japan during WWII. People were strapped over bamboo shoots and the bamboo would grow through them). The more it grows the more we are tortured. Looking at our history within the past decade or so it seems our government likes to go to war, rebuild the helpless war torn country, give aid to other countries (even when it means borrowing more to give away more), and ignoring our own problems; so long as we can continue to flex our big army guns and show off our powerful abs to the rest of the world. What about our bamboo, how good will we look when it has fully penetrated us? Why not end the suffering and cut back the bamboo. It’s only logical. The already in debt United States government needs to take hedge cutters to spending in the foreign aid and military departments (especially with an ailing economy) and express more interest in our own problems here at home. August, 29 2005 hurricane Katrina hits the gulf coast as a category three hurricane, killing a confirmed 1836 people and racking up 75 billion GOVERNMENT SPENDING: FOREIGN AID AND MILITARY 4 dollars worth of physical damage (Discovery Channel, n.d.). New Orleans, with bowl-like geography dips below sea level and was unprotected by weak, unmaintained levees. Eighty percent of New Orleans was flooded, up to 20 feet in some places (Discovery Channel n.d.). The Bush administration including the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is highly criticized for its response before and after Katrina hit. There was a delay in the call for evacuation especially when it was known that the levees weren’t satisfactory. Blanco, the governor of Louisiana, requested 900 buses from the FEMA to aid in the evacuations and only received 100 (ThinkProgress, 2005). Blanco also constantly updated the president on the levee situation and asked the president for help: “Mr. President, we need your help. We need everything you’ve got.” –two days after Katrina hit and after a second plea for help by Blanco was made, the president finally started to organize help (ThinkProgress, 2005). National troop guards didn’t arrive until two days after requested (ThinkProgress, 2005). The government’s response to its own disaster was sluggish, but when disaster strikes Haiti, it took our government one day to pledge aid...
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ARTS & CRAFTS
Assam has been a centre for art since ancient times. The people of Assam have traditionally been craftsmen from time immemorial. The earliest record of their love towards art can be found in the 7th century Harshacharitra.
Rich with cane and bamboo forests, Assamese have both the raw material and also the skills of making the cane furniture which are highly appreciated all over the world.
Brass and Bell metal products are famous or their beauty, strength and utility.
Assam's villages are filled with artisans who are very talented. The terracotta industry of (Goalpara) bears a testimony to the sheer handiwork of these village sculptors and craftsmen.
Though Assam is mostly known for its exquisite silks and the bamboo and cane products, several other crafts are also made here. Different regions of Assam are known for their different forms of art and handicrafts.
Cane and Bamboo
Cane and bamboo have remained inseparable parts of life in Assam. Grown in abundance here and hence most of the household articles in the homes of Assamese are made of cane and bamboo.
The Jappi, the traditional sunshade continues to be the most prestigious of bamboo items of the state, and it has been in use since the days when the great Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang came to Assam, that visitors are welcomed with a jaapi.
Bell-metal and brass...
...Exploring the new applications of structural bamboo
Bamboo is versatile group of grass, belonging to the subfamily Bambusoideae of the family Poaceae in Asia. It is fast growing, highest yield, low cost, and a renewable natural resource with excellent mechanical properties. To explore its potential as a building and structural material, further research on its properties is needed. In the following, the structure and mechanical properties ofbamboo will be introduced. Then, a comparison of the mechanical properties between bamboo and other materials will be made. Previous literature on structural bamboo will be reviewed. In addition, practical considerations in construction uses, defects and protective treatments, and applications of bamboo will be described. Finally, the future development of structural bamboo and the objectives of this study will be stated.
Structure of bamboo
Macrostructure: Bamboo culms are tapered and hollow in shape. The diameter of culm and the internode length vary along the culm. The wall thickness decreases from bottom to up.
Microstructure: Bamboo culm is made up of parenchyma cells and vascular bundles consisted of thick-walled fibers and vessels, similar to fiber-reinforced-matrix composite material. Bamboo fibers are parallel to the axis of internode culm, and more...
...have yeilded declining plant populations. It appears very resistant to manipulation!" -- (source: Christopher Mc Mahon)
A forest product is any material derived from a forest for commercial use, such as lumber, paper, or forage for livestock. Wood, by far the dominant commercial forest product, is used for many industrial purposes, such as the finished structural materials used for the construction of buildings, or as a raw material, in the form of wood pulp, that is used in the production of paper. All other non-wood products derived from forest resources, comprising a broad variety of other forest products, are collectively described as non-timber forest products.
Bamboo i/bæmˈbuː/ is a group of perennial evergreens in the true grass family Poaceae, subfamily Bambusoideae, tribe Bambuseae. Giant bamboos are the largest
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| Go backUses of forests People began life on this planet as forest dwellers. They were food gatherers and depended on the forest for all their needs: food, clothing, and shelter. They gradually became food growers, clearing a small patch in the forest to grow food. But they continued to depend on forests to meet a lot of their needs. Even today people depend on the forest for paper, timber, fuelwood, medicine, and fodder. Fuelwood | Fodder |
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Growing Conditions for Bamboo
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Bamboo, the fastest-growing plant in the world, has become increasingly common in home gardens, in part because it is so easy to grow. There are about 1,000 species of bamboo, many native to East Asia, but it can be grown just about anywhere as long as the proper conditions are met. In addition to being ornamental, they are becoming popular as a flooring material in the West. In the East it is used as both a food source, famously for giant pandas, and a common building material. Does this Spark an idea?
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BAMBOO baskets and related products
Development and Marketing
Bamboo is the most important non-wood forest product in India. It is known as the ‘Poor man’s timber’. During the last 15-20 years, bamboo has developed as an exceptionally valuable and superior substitute for wood.Bamboo has replaced wood in many industrial applications and thereby contributes to the savings and restoration of the world’s forests. It has a tremendous potential for economic and international development.
Bamboo products industry broadly consists of bamboo furniture, bamboo flooring, bamboo pulp, bamboo housing, bamboo mat boards and misc products consisting of baskets, mats, pots etc.
The bamboo misc.products category in India is expected to reach INR 600 crore by the year 2015.
Despite severe degradation of resources in the past, India still has a considerable growing stock of bamboo, and comparative annual harvest figures still place India at the top of the global league. It is important to realize the considerable latent potential that bamboo has to contribute to economic growth, poverty alleviation, generating employment, rehabilitating vast tracks of degraded land generated due to past agricultural...
...INTRODUCTION TO BAMBOO CHARCOAL
Bamboo charcoal is made up from pieces of bamboo, which are taken from plants three to four years old, and burned inside an oven at temperatures over 800° C. It not only provides a new way to utilize bamboo, but also benefits to environment protection by reducing the residues pollution. Bamboo charcoal is an environmentally functional material which has excellent absorption properties.Bamboo charcoal is made of bamboo by pyrolysis process. According to the types of raw material, bamboo charcoal can be classified as raw bamboo charcoal and bamboo briquette charcoal. Raw bamboo charcoal is made of bamboo body such as culms, branch, and root. Bamboo briquette charcoal is made of bamboo residue, such as bamboo dust, saw powder, etc. by compressing the residue into certain shape sticks and carbonizing the sticks.
Bamboo briquette charcoal
Bamboo culm charcoal
Fig. 1 Different Bamboo charcoals
Fig.2 Bamboo culm charcoal – cylinder charcoal, slice charcoal, particle charcoal片炭、颗粒炭
Fig. 3 Bamboo briquette charcoal
According to the function of...
...PLIANT LIKE A BAMBOO I.V. Mallari
There is a story in Philippine folklore abouta mango tree and a bamboo tree. Not being ableto agree as to which was the stronger of thetwo, they called upon the wind to make thedecision. The wind blew its hardest. The mango treestood fast. It would not yield. It knew it wasstrong and sturdy. It would not sway. It was tooproud. It was too true to itself. But finally itsroots gave way, and it tumbled down.
Thebamboo tree was wiser. It knew it wasnot as robust as the mango tree. And so everytime the wind blew, it bent its head gracefully. Itmade loud protests, but it let the wind have itsway. When finally the wind got tired ofblowing, the bamboo tree still stood in all itsbeauty and grace. The Filipino is like the bamboo tree. Heknows that he is not strong enough to withstandthe onslaughts of superior forces. And so heyields. He bends his head gracefully with manyloud protests.
And he has survived. The Spaniards cameand dominated him for more than three hundredyears. And when the Spaniards left, the Filipinosstill stood – only much richer in experience andculture. The Americans took the place of theSpaniards. They used more subtle means ofwinning over the Filipinos to their mode of livingand thinking. The Filipino embraced theAmerican way of life more readily than theSpaniard’s vague promise of the hereafter.
Then the Japanese came like a storm, like aplague of...
...EFFICACIES OF BAMBOO (Bambusa spinosa)
CHARCOAL AS A FACIAL MOISTURIZER AND CLEANSER SOAP
A Research Study Presented
To the Faculty of
Tarlac State University
Laboratory School and
Mrs. Razelle Hamol
In Partial Fulfilment
Of the Requirements for
Science Research 1
Venazir Hannah Martinez
Karl Benedict Banag
Graciela Faye Salak
Enrico Paolo Co
Alyssa Marie Mamuyac
Bea Alouisa Marlean Muldong
We, the Researchers would like to express our sincere gratitude to our teachers; specifically Ma’am RazelleHamol for her unfolding support and high expectation.
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
As the turning of page of calendar and, as the ticking of clock; the technology continuously rise up and the number of face problems rises. And it is the researchers’ reason why we have come to a decision to conduct a study regarding this research.
Bambusa spinosa, commonly known as bamboo is not just a simple plant but it also plays a major role in the life of thousands of people and animals. People use it as common necessity for everyday living. Bamboo plants enjoy increasing popularity. Its advantages are compelling. It grows extremely fast and needs no care. It is the fastest growing grass which makes it to a very cheap resource. Bamboo plants are not just building houses or producing furniture but also be a source...