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…
Carbon in air and in water is absorbed by plants and becomes carbon compounds in their tissues when they photosynthesise. The carbon, from these plant tissues, is passed on to primary consumers when they eat the plants, and then onto secondary, tertiary etc consumers when they eat the consumers lower down. When they die, as all living things do, saprobiontic nutrition is carried out by microorganisms as the carbon compounds are digested by decomposers which, as they respire, produce…
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…
Nitrogen, Carbon, and Phosphrous Ecosystem Cycles
April 23rd, 2013
There is no denying that humans have an impact on the various cycles. However some of those impacts can be good, and unfortunately some of those impacts can severly hurt the way the cylcles in the ecosystem functions. The effects can be a result of the activity that humans elect to engage in, and some of those activities unfortunately impact the cycles of the ecosystem negatively. This is why it is…
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....…
The current stage of the economy's business cycle is Expansion. According to the book, there are four stages in the business cycle: Peak, Recession, Trough and Expansion. The peak is when business activity has reached a maximum, the recession is when the economy is slowing down, the trough is when it hits bottom, and expansion is when the economy starts growing again (p. 521).
As the economy slows down in a recession, the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth rates usually slow to 1-2% before turning…
BY EDWARD SALMON - SMITH
Types of rock.
There are three types of rocks. Sedimentary, for example chalk,
limestone, sandstone and shale. Igneous, for example basalt and
granite. Finally, Metamorphic, for example slate and marble.
What is the rock cycle?
The Earth's rocks do not stay the same forever. They are continually
changing because of processes such as weathering and large earth
movements. The rocks are gradually recycled over millions of years. This
is called the rock cycle.
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…
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…
Phosphate Cycle Reflection
In this cycle, I found interesting that phosphate cycle’s starting point is from the mining and rock erosions. Also, while researching about phosphorus cycle, I learned that phosphorus was essential for plant growth.
It was interesting how phosphate came from mining and also from dead decayed animals. When they go back to the soil, the cycle begins again. The phosphorus cycle occurs slower than any other biochemical cycles because the processes that move the phosphorus…