I woke up and for the moment wanted to fall back to sleep until I realized where my bed could have been. This brought about a bit more sunshine toward this morning’s action. I didn’t wake up in a prison cell for some crime I didn’t commit. My alarm wasn’t artillery from a war down the street. Nor did I wake up to an argument that continued from the night before. Yes, the sun wasn’t that bright but at least it wasn’t full of thunder and lightning. It occurred to me that my rest wasn’t disturbed by bed bugs or other creatures of the night and that my mattress although not perfect wasn’t a cold floor. This morning I was able to pull myself out of bed as my usual routine while others depend on assistance to just get that far. Finally, I woke up while many never did.
Any political poll taken today will be biased to those on the left. The reason is that many people from the right don’t trust the media and either refuse to be involved in such a poll (they actually work) or if so tell the liberal pollsters what “they believe they want to hear” just to screw with their findings There also is the “closet Republican’s” who fear giving their opinion will lead to being stigmatized and even harassed. The only problem is that if the polls become so inaccurate that it demoralizes individuals and they don’t show up for the election proving the lying polls accurate in the end.
I have decided to teach my first class on Chocolate by tasting a Criollo Bar . I know this is cruel to my students but supplies aren’t included. The good news is I’m going to keep it very simple and straight forward. There are basically 3 different beans that chocolate is made from they are the Criollo seed which has a distinct flavor (see below) and is very rare, the Forastero (the most common bean) and the Trinitario let’s just say a combo seed of the two. Of course you can continue to break this further up but I believe the notes below will help you get a better understanding.
Criollo- Dark- Artisana bar -For a 75 % bar this chocolate has a distinct bitter ending that you probably won’t find in other bars that don’t contain the Criollo seed. It also has a fruity edge to it that is unique. I didn’t expect to get this bold variety of flavors in a bar that merely contained 75% Cacoa. *** 1/2
Today we will learn about the various ships you will be assigned to and the purpose they perform.
(1) AIRCRAFT CARRIER- 10 in operation . These ships can perform a 150 strikes at once and hitting 700 targets in a day. Here are few others points.
A. Used for search & rescue
B. Protect friendly forces
C. Conduct Electronic Warfare (jamming frequencies etc)
D. Carry Planes & Helicopters aboard
(2) AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT UNIT- 8 in operation. These ships are used by the Marines and are similar to an aircraft carrier but don’t have an angled flight deck.
(3) AMPHIBIOUS COMMAND SHIP- 2 in operation. The Navy utilizes these ships today primarily as a command & control headquarters.
(4) AMPHIBIOUS TRANSPORT DOCK- 9 in operation. These ships are used to transplant soldiers into combat operations utilizes landing aircraft but can use helicopters as well.
(5) DESTROYER- 62 in operations. Destroyers are Swift boats that can quickly come close to a large ship and launch a torpedo, then quickly escape.
(6) FRIGATES- 0 in operations. Frigates are smaller then a Destroyer and were used to protect others ships and can carrier anti submarine equipment. They are scheduled to have a comeback in the near future.
(7) LITTORAL COMBAT SHIPS- 3 in operation. These ships work close to the shore to protect from the shore land from any invasion or attack.
(8) DOCK LANDING SHIP- 8 in operation. These ships are similar to Amphibious Transport docks but have no aircraft aboard.
(9) SUBMARINES- 62 in operation. The Attack submarine is used to gather intelligence, launch cruise missiles and control naval/shipping activity. While the Ballistic submarine deals with nuclear deterrence but some are now equipped with cruise missiles instead.
(10) CRUISERS- 27 in operation. These ships are very versatile since they can conduct anti submarine missions, guided missile attacks, air warfare and even surface warfare.
(11) PATROL SHIPS- 13 in operation. Patrol Ships are designed to protect the coast but can be used for search and rescue missions as well.
(12) MINE COUNTERMEASURE SHIPS –11 in operation. Mine Operations Ships search and destroy any mines in a certain location.
Thank you wikipedia.org for much of this helpful information.
Today Class we are going to learn about a subject that can very touchy especially when it breaks (a little humor before we begin). Any questions?
(1) GLASS RECIPE-
Ingredients -Sand, Sodium Carbonite (Soda Ash) & Limestone (Calcium Carbonite, & Metallic Compounds for color if so desire.
(A) Cook Ingredients at 3000 degrees for 3 days
(B) Rake out air bubbles without rake melting.
(C) Let liquid glass flow on molten Tin
(D) Tin will still stay liquid as glass turns solid in colder temperature and will float on liquid tin which can be cut into sizes.
(2) DIFFERENT TYPES OF GLASS
(A) Bullet Proof Glass- sandwiches of layers of glass
(B) Car Glass- is cooled rapidly
(C) Stained glass has metallic compounds added to glass
(A) Some glass naturally occurred near Volcanoes
(B) Ancient Egyptians- Made beads with it as recorded in 3500 BC.
How Glass is made- Youtube.com , explainthatstuff.com/glass, wikipedia- History of Glass
Students today we will how to sound knowledgeable when we see art. Or as Picasso is quoted to say ” Artist paint not what you see but you know is there”. Yet how do we understand what we “know is there”? Here (below) are some facts that might help.
(1) Is the art Figurative or Abstract? If the subject is discernible you can assume that it is figurative while if the art is arranged in some harmonious pattern but no clear subject then it’s abstract.
(2) Type of Material used. Most common materials (what art is placed on) include canvas, paper and boards.
(3) Medium- What is used to illustrate the image? The most common mediums include oil paint, pen, ink charcoal. If several mediums are used it’s called a mixed medium.
(4) Meaning- What does the painting convey?
(5) Striking- Try to discover what keeps you looking.
(6) Colors, Shades, Patterns,
(7) Types of Art- (A) Expressionism –Seeing the world through someone’s mood
(B) Still Life – Inanimate objects which portray a deeper meaning
through the artists eyes/mood (objects-rotting apple, diamonds etc.)
(8) Look- Observe the materials, whether the art is rough, slick, neat, carefree what is your upfront description.
(9) See- What is the meaning you can see in the art?/
(10) Think- Is there a deeper interpretation of what you see? Does the artist time reflect the painting you are seeing? Is the culture he/she going through reflected in the art you are witnessing? Could the mental state that the artist be portrayed in the art that you are observing?
Every class must have their experiments and our experiment will deal with fall. How long can a leaf maintain it’s composure without decomposing if separated from outside effects? We have taken four leaf’s of different colors, placed them in a sealed Ziploc bag and moved them in a location that shouldn’t have any interference from human or natures effect. Only time will tell the story of the leaf’s and how our experiment will conclude.
After a long break today class we will learn about a subject matter that will probably affect all of us in someway. For in our life we will probably know someone affected by this horrible disease . Yet G-D willing someday may this be a history lesson that our grandchildren read about as we did with Polio.
CANCER – Abnormal cell growth that has the potential to invade or spread throughout one’s body. It’s name was established when the appearance of a cut surface showed a maligant tumor with veins stretching our resembling a Crab.
SIGNS- Lump, Abnormal bleeding, prolonged cough, unexplained weigh loss, & change in bowel movement
COMMON CAUSES- Tobacco Use , Obesity & or Poor Diet. Lack of Exercise, Infection such as Hepatitis & Genetics
DETECTION- Show of signs, screening test, medical imaging, Biopsy
MOST COMMON FORMS FOR MEN IN ORDER – Lung , Prostate , Colorectal , Stomach Cancer
MOST COMMON FORMS FOR WOMEN IN ORDER- Breast, Colorectal, Lung, Cerivical Cancer
COST- 1.6 Trillion dollars a year
1. Chemotherapy– Treating Cancer with one or more cytoxic and neoplastic drugs which kill the cells that divide rapidly. Cancer Cells are cells that rapidly divide.
2. Targeted Therapy– Form of Chemotherapy but it targets the molecular differences between a Cancer Cell and a normal cell. This can be used to cure, reduce or may it easier to perform surgery to remove such cells.
3. Radiation– Uses Ionizing radiation to cure or improve the symptoms of Cancer. The radiation destroys the DNA of Cancer Cells so they die.
4. Antiboiotics – Anticancer Antibiotics which block cell growth while limiting damage to healthy cells are used treat or prevent infections during Cancer Treatment.
4. Surgery– Removes the Cancer cell and or lymph nodes that could spread the disease
5. Immunotherapy– Uses the existing immune system of the individual to fight the disease and recently has been demonstrated to allow donated T Cells to work as well.
6. Alternative Therapy– This process uses unconventional ways that have not been fully vetted to cure or help deal with the disease.
Research was discovered – from WEBMD.COM , WIKIPEDIA.COM , ABCNEWS.COM, CANCERCENTER.COM
At this school there will be no tests, no written assignments and classes will be as short as you could read these blog posts. Yet the information you will receive will be something that you probably never learned in standard schools or were like me never really paid attention to or forgot. My research will be quite limited do to time restraints so please add your own information/knowledge. Classes will meet anytime that I have a free moment. Our 2nd lesson is on basic electricity and this class has a video component as well. Here are your basic notes.
(1) ELECTRICITY- Flow of electrons from one atom to another. When you make an electron leave an atom you get electricity.
(2) ATOM- Smallest known substance (that I know of) which contains an equal amount of electrons (negative charged) and protons (positive charged) surrounding a nucleaus.
(3) CONDUCTORS- Substances that have a fast pace of electrons movement. Best conductor is Silver. Electricity flows smoothly along conductors.
(4) INSULATORS- Substances that prevent conductor movements.
(5) ELECTRIC CIRCUIT- A closed loop which allow electrons to travel around and around so flow continues.
(6) VOLTS & WATTS- Measure electric flow
VIDEO ASSIGNMENT- BELOW
Information was gathered from Sparkfun.com, Dummies.com and the video above.