Feb
24
2011
2

Is Creationism Treason?

creationism as treasonA growing movement in the U.S. is stemming from the concept of “creationism.” Creationism holds two premises. 1 is that science does not hold all the answers to the questions we have about our universe and 2 the teaching of science in schools should be augmented or replaced by literal passages from the Christian Bible. [&hel[more...]

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Jan
12
2011
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What is Columbia, South Carolina city profile?

columbia city profileColumbia is the capital of South Carolina and the state’s largest city.  The city was specifically created to be the state capital by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1786.  Prior to that The Congarees, a frontier fort on the west bank of the Congaree River, was the site of a ferry established in 1754 [&hel[more...]

Jan
08
2011
3

Who and What is Quezi?

what is quezi?Who and what is Quezi? Well, first of all, Quezi is an attempt to ‘open the world to the world’ with a variety of articles, not only about the world, its geography, great cities, etc, but about topics within that world many have never even heard or thought of.  Have you ever heard of the [&hel[more...]

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Dec
20
2010
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How is Bodhi Day celebrated?

bodhi dayBodhi Day is celebrated on the 8th day of the 12th lunar month which is December 8. Bodhi Day is the Buddhist holiday that marks the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautauma (Shakyamuni) received his awakening (enlightenment). Tradition has it that on the night of his awakening he was given three temptations by the [&hel[more...]

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Dec
07
2010
3

What is the origin of holiday trees?

holiday treeFirst you might notice the wording of the question asking about ‘holiday’ trees rather than Christmas trees but I am not being anti-Christmas about it. The concept of a decorated tree to celebrate the shortest days of winter is a universal phenomenon and not just a “copy of Christmas” as many in the West want [&hel[more...]

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Dec
03
2010
2

Why are Qatar and the World Cup good for each other?

qatar world cupWell, first of all, the choice of Qatar puts a solid cap on buy cheap cialis online the legacy of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who has taken the Cup around the globe in an effort to broaden the game’s social and political legacy.  Qatar is the smallest nation to host a World Cup with only [&hel[more...]

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Nov
28
2010
2

What is Lions Clubs International?

lions clubs internationalLions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization, with 45,000 individual clubs in more than 200 countries where they meet the needs of local communities. Service has been the corner stone of Lions Clubs International since its founding in 1917.   The organization became international March 1920, when the first club in Canada was [&hel[more...]

Nov
24
2010
0

What is Christmas vs Xmas?

chi-rhoWell folks, it is the Christmas Season again and the annual argument about the spelling of the holiday, Christmas vs Xmas is well underway. I actually support the more widespread use of Xmas over Christmas as it is more traditional and has the weight of history behind it. The annual argument often goes along the [&hel[more...]

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Nov
24
2010
0

What is California's "City of the Dead?"

california city of the deadCalifornia’s City of the Dead has a little over 1.5 million residents.  About 1500 of those residents are alive. Near the beginning of the 20th century, San Francisco politicians began a campaign to move the cemeteries out of town by promoting the idea that cemeteries spread disease, the more important reason being that they wanted [&hel[more...]

Nov
17
2010
0

What is Providence, Rhode Island city profile?

providence city profileProvidence is the capital of Rhode Island and the state’s largest city.  Providence, founded in 1636, is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. The area was previously occupied by the Narragansett Indians.  Opposition to the Sugar Act, a tax that affected Providence’s international rum trade led to the first violence of the American [&hel[more...]

Nov
10
2010
0

How do you overwinter geraniums?

overwinter geraniumsThere are a few good ways to overwinter geraniums even where the weather is coldest. 1 – Geraniums (Pelargoniums and true geraniums alike) are expensive.  A large display of geraniums generally means some real money has been spent on gardening.  And sadly, most people re-buy every spring. 2 – Geraniums are ridiculously easy to overwinter.  [&hel[more...]

Nov
07
2010
1

What is the Great Thurible?

great thuribleWhat is the Great Thurible? A – A long lost uncle by marriage that just left you wealthy. B – A Norse godling. C – A new super-hero with the ability to throw lighting bolts. D – None of the above. The answer is D.  I’m sure most of you knew from the beginning that [&hel[more...]

Nov
03
2010
6

What is a glass harmonica?

glass harmonicaWhat would you think of a musical instrument variously accused of causing nervous disorders, domestic squabbles, premature deliveries, ‘fatal disorders’, and convulsions in animals? The musical instrument was even banned from a German town by orders of the police for ruining the health of people and disturbing public order (a child died during a concert).  [&hel[more...]

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Nov
01
2010
0

What is Harrisburg city profile?

harrisburg city profileHarrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania and the states 9th largest city.  Harrisburg was incorporated in 1791, and became the Pennsylvania state capital in 1812. Harrisburg, well, actually two miles west at Sporting Hill, is the site of the northernmost battle of the American Civil War.  And speaking of the Civil War, the National Civil [&hel[more...]

Oct
28
2010
0

What is Salem, Oregon city profile?

salem oregon city profileSalem is the capital of Oregon and the state’s third largest city.  It was founded in 1842. Then it became the capital of the Oregon Territory in 1851, and was incorporated in 1857.  The area of Salem has been inhabited for over 10,000 years. The Kalapuya peoples would gather on the plateau east and south [&hel[more...]

Oct
24
2010
0

What is Oklahoma City city profile?

oklahoma city city profileOklahoma City is the capital of Oklahoma and the state’s largest city.  Oklahoma City was settled on April 22, 1889, when the region known as the “unassigned lands” was opened in an event known as “The Land Run,” one of seven such ‘runs’ to open the state. The city is the nation’s third largest city [&hel[more...]

Oct
21
2010
0

Who are the Mandan Indians?

mandan indiansThe Mandans are Native Americans historically living next the Missouri River and two of its tributaries which are the Heart and Knife Rivers located in present-day North and South Dakota.  Unlike other Plains Indians, they established permanent villages and farms growing corn, beans, squash and tobacco.  Though like other Plains Indians, they did participate in [&hel[more...]

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Oct
20
2010
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What is Rock Art?

rock artArchaeologically, “rock art” is a term applied to any human made marking on a ‘natural’ stone surface.  Relief carvings on a temple wall, for example, cannot be included regardless of how primitive they seem as the stone surface has been ‘prepared’ to receive the sculpture and is no longer ‘natural.’ Rock art is divided into [&hel[more...]

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Oct
18
2010
0

What is Columbus Ohio city profile?

columbus city profileColumbus is the capital and largest city in Ohio and the state’s third largest metropolitan area behind Cincinnati and Cleveland.  Prior to the state legislature’s decision about the location of a capital in 1812, Columbus did not exist. The city was designed from the first to be the state’s capital.  Before that Ohio’s capital cities [&hel[more...]

Oct
18
2010
0

What is Bismarck North Dakota city profile?

bismarck city profileBismarck is the capital of North Dakota and the state’s second largest city.  Bismarck was founded in 1872 and known as Edwinton.  In 1873 the name was changed to Bismarck, in honor of the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck, in an effort to attract German investment.  But the investment was little if anything.  What gave [&hel[more...]

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