The Cycle As I ran toward cover, I could feel the .50 caliber bullets whizzing by at jet-fighter speeds and impacting everything behind me. Two seconds of frantic running and dodging later, I dove behind the concrete wall of the next building, joining my comrades. They were yelling at each other, talking about the war, how much ammo we still had, and whether or not anyone had any crackers. It was surprising how quickly the fight had escalated. Just a few minutes ago, we were having a nice time in our camps talking about the progress of our revolution, and then out of nowhere, we were being attacked by a tank and thirty troops. It happened so fast that people were shot while trying to run to the armory with food still in our mouths. Thankfully, I had finished early and was already in the armory cleaning equipment. While I was remembering what started all of this mayhem, our little group of fighters was hit with an RPG. It wasn’t a direct hit, but it was really close. The explosion knocked us all over the place and instantly killed about three of us (there were eight of us behind the wall). I was thrown six feet into the air and straight into the adjacent wall. My head hit the wall, and I was instantly knocked out. All I remember though was the sound of trumpets and fireworks. In the flashback, was 1979, thirty years before a revolution was even thought of. The people of the country were in joyous celebration, for a new President had been elected. He was the first democratically elected President to be elected in the nation’s history. He was a relief, an escape from the civil war that had been going on for a decade. After the fighting had ended, the people decided to try this democracy. The result was a President who had won on promises to fix the economic and social problems caused by the civil war and bring back the country’s prosperity. As I got older, I began to understand the true ramifications of these promises. However, I was only an infant. So, instead of going into deep psychoanalysis and going over the facts of his election, I chose to chew on toys and get my parents up at ungodly hours of the morning. Our family was relatively wealthy. One important result of this was that I could go to school and learn to be a member of the international community. As I progressed through my years of schooling, I learned more and more about previous dictatorships of our country, the cycles of revolution and freedom, and how revolution relates to, but not always creates, freedom. I began to see patterns of how revolutions occur, (sometimes) freedom follows, and then freedom is taken again, starting the whole cycle again. I realized that, however long or hard the revolution is, no revolution can change how human nature works, can change how humans strive for power and control, and how humans never change. I saw that, even if a regime or government starts out as benevolent and well-meaning, human nature always kicks in, and freedom is taken. I found that two scenarios can happen that lead to a revoking of freedom. One scenario that can happen is that the government slowly starts to enact programs that limit free expansion, trade, and thus the economy. These programs, initially enacted to combat some economic happening or just to keep things going, start to hurt, not help, the economy. As things go downhill and the masses begin to lose hope, some magical-seeming group or person comes along and promises change, prosperity, and national strength. Of course, the public immediately latches on to these groups, even though they are proposing extreme ideas and solutions. In the end though, this group or person is brought to power (peacefully) and his true intentions are revealed to be not-so altruistic. The other scenario is basically the same, but much more forced and (possibly) violent. In this scenario, there is a government that is doing okay. They aren’t perfect, but they aren’t doing too much wrong. After a while though, extremists
BREAKING THE CYCLE
Breaking the Cycles within Welfare
FS1500 Foundations for Accelerated Learning
October 20, 2013
BREAKING THE CYCLE
The Pennsylvania welfare system is built upon the premise of assisting individuals and families
in a temporary time of need. The goal is for the recipient to become self-sustaining beyond the
need for public assistance. However, as the welfare system currently operates, there…
successful or not. Project management is an important element to every organization because it provides a detailed plan of action for employees to follow in order to achieve organizational goals.
Phases of the Project Life Cycle
There are four main phases to the project life cycle, each with its own underlying requirements. These phases include initiation, planning, execution, and closure. The first phase, initiation, involves identifying the problem an organization is facing, as well as identifying…
* Cell cycle: life cycle of a cell, continuous sequence of cell growth and division
* Somatic cells: any of the cells of a multicellular organism except those that form gametes
* Parent cell: original cell that divides to produce two new daughter cells during cell division (mitosis)
* Daughter cell: any one of two cells produced from the division of a parent cell
* DNA: deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA): double-stranded nucleic acid molecule that governs the processes of heredity…
The Cycle of Poverty and the Negative Effects it has on Children
With the economy constantly fluttering up and down the one thing that remains the same is the existence of poverty and the cycle that so many people are in because of it. Children are negatively affected by this because they are born into poverty and suffer from the mistakes that their parents made which automatically puts them at a disadvantage in schooling and affects their physical health. Children that are born into rich homes…
The Carbon Cycle
Carbon is an element. It is part of oceans, air, rocks, soil and all living things. Carbon doesn’t stay in one place. It is always on the move!
Carbon moves from the atmosphere to plants.
In the atmosphere, carbon is attached to oxygen in a gas called carbon dioxide (CO2). With the help of the Sun, through the process of photosynthesis, carbon dioxide is pulled from the air to make plant food from carbon.
Carbon moves from plants to animals.
Through food chains, the carbon…
The Accounting Cycle
Accounting has three basic activities; it identifies, records, and communicates the numbers to the interested parties of the company. The internal users who rely on accounting information are the people who plan, organize, and run the business. The most common external users that rely on the accounting information are investors and creditors, because neither of the two would invest into a business with inaccurate accounting information…
Cycle of War & Political Economy
Copyright Martin Armstrong all Rights Reserved January 8th, 2013
At our conferences around the world, we have discussed the Cycle of War and how this too has been incredibly accurate demonstrating that what may appear to be random, is really highly ordered chaos. This turns in 2014. To set the record straight, so far there appears to be no WORLD WAR that will begin. This appears to be separatism and civil unrest on the rise…
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As a large company or any organization it is required that the work be completed by tasks of what is called the accounting cycle. The name came from the idea that the workflow of the accountant is a circle aspect of events done during a month ("The Eight Steps Of The Accounting Cycle", n.d.). This essay is going to explain the accounting cycle and the purpose of each step. It will also go into some…
The cell cycle is also known as cell division which is the continuity of life based on the reproduction of cells. The stages of the cell cycle include interphase (which is made up of three stages: G1, S & G2), mitosis and cytokinesis.
The first stage of the cell cycle is interphase. Interphase consists of three stages: G1 (first gap), S (Synthesis), and G2 (second gap). During these three sub-phases, the cell grows by making proteins and organelles. But during the S phase is the only time when chromosomes…
rivers or it may end up on land. When it ends up on land, it will either soak into the earth and become part of the “ground water” that plants and animals use to drink or it may run over the soil and collect in the oceans, lakes or rivers where the cycle starts all over again,
Evaporation is when the sun heats up water in rivers or lakes or the ocean and turns it into vapor or steam. The water vapor or steam leaves the river, lake or ocean and goes into the air. Do plants sweat? Well, sort of....…