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    (Original post by Swing)
    I don't read much, been reading LotR since about September, though I'm nearly finished, whey! I only want A's in GCSE english really, and I wont be doing it for AS; history is definitely my favourite subject, it's what I'm planning on doing at uni, though a lot can change before then.
    yeah, I'm planning on going for my teaching license in history.
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    (Original post by drago di giada)
    yeah, I'm planning on going for my teaching license in history.
    I want to be a teacher when I'm older.
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    (Original post by Swing)
    I want to be a teacher when I'm older.
    yup yup. I have 2 more years.. am a Junior this year. Senior next, and uni after that.
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    (Original post by drago di giada)
    yup yup. I have 2 more years.. am a Junior this year. Senior next, and uni after that.
    I don't really know your system very well, how old are you, I think you're 16...yeah? Or am I totally wrong?
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    (Original post by Swing)
    I don't really know your system very well, how old are you, I think you're 16...yeah? Or am I totally wrong?
    lol, you're right. I've found that alot of English people don't know our educational system so you wouldn't be the only one.. although judging by the fact that you knew I was 16 from the whole.. junior/senior thing you've shown you know more than most.
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    (Original post by drago di giada)
    lol, you're right. I've found that alot of English people don't know our educational system so you wouldn't be the only one.. although judging by the fact that you knew I was 16 from the whole.. junior/senior thing you've shown you know more than most.
    Yeah, well that explains why you has to do maths and science, so do we up until that stage of out education, and it's only now we have the choice. (I'm also 16.)
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    (Original post by drago di giada)
    lol, its a required course here. I HAD to take it. We disected frogs, I was ___ this far from throwing up. My best friend who was my partner was like.. SWEET!! So I let her do the cutting! Eck.. I can still smell the preservatives! We were supposed to disect baby pigs, thankfully we didn't, because I would've taken a 0 on it.. I told my teacher that its against my morals.. heh. But if I go into AP-Bio I'll have to disect cats! eck!
    Aww! The science labs at my school were decorated with jar after jar of different animals floating in preservative...but the closest I got to dissecting one was opening a sheep's heart in GCSE Biology I don't think I'd mind really, I'm not squeamish about dead animals, just when they're alive *shudders* like spiders.
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    I never got to discect anything, but my teacher did a pigs lung in front of us, and I swear she poked it and then licked her finger, ergh!
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    I'm studying A2 History next year and I'd like to join pwease

    Particularly interested in Weimar and Nazi Germany, also becoming increasingly interested in the Cold War.

    Hopefully studying these will eventually help me fulfill my dreams of becoming an Evil Dictator.
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    (Original post by Swing)
    I never got to discect anything, but my teacher did a pigs lung in front of us, and I swear she poked it and then licked her finger, ergh!
    lmao, my teacher brought in a deer heart and we got to play with the big central artery.. heehee.. it was fun. Only 4 people in my class would touch it, 1-the teacher, 2-me, 3- one of my friends (a girl btw), and 4-another girl in my class.. none of the guys would touch it.. I found that funny.
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    Hopefully studying these will eventually help me fulfill my dreams of becoming an Evil Dictator.
    lmao! Welcome to Ukl hist/soc.
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    Aww! The science labs at my school were decorated with jar after jar of different animals floating in preservative...but the closest I got to dissecting one was opening a sheep's heart in GCSE Biology I don't think I'd mind really, I'm not squeamish about dead animals, just when they're alive *shudders* like spiders.
    lol, I'm not squeamish either, but I didn't like the smell of the preservative... they can't use fermaldahide(or however you spell it) anymore.. Its "Proven to cause cancer!" *rolls eyes*
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    (Original post by drago di giada)
    lmao, my teacher brought in a deer heart and we got to play with the big central artery.. heehee.. it was fun. Only 4 people in my class would touch it, 1-the teacher, 2-me, 3- one of my friends (a girl btw), and 4-another girl in my class.. none of the guys would touch it.. I found that funny.
    I would have and I'm a bloke, my sister wouldn't though, shes a veggie and hates blood and things.

    (Original post by Hazza_CPFC)
    Particularly interested in Weimar and Nazi Germany, also becoming increasingly interested in the Cold War.

    Hopefully studying these will eventually help me fulfill my dreams of becoming an Evil Dictator.
    Hello, just remember; don't invade Russia until you've taken over western Europe properly.
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    [QUOTE=Swing]I would have and I'm a bloke, my sister wouldn't though, shes a veggie and hates blood and things.[QUOTE]

    lol. I thought veggies just refuse to eat meat.. or does she do the same thing my mom does?..."BAMBI!"
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    Well seeing as you guys are all History buffs, I thought I'd post my Coursework which got an E here, to see if you guys think that's what it was worthy of.

    Any comments would be welcome.
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    (Original post by pikaboo)
    Aww! The science labs at my school were decorated with jar after jar of different animals floating in preservative...but the closest I got to dissecting one was opening a sheep's heart in GCSE Biology I don't think I'd mind really, I'm not squeamish about dead animals, just when they're alive *shudders* like spiders.
    I remember when my Biology teacher brought in a part of am animal(can't remember what it was)and my friends cousin throw up on the girl in front of her.
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    (Original post by drago di giada)
    lol. I thought veggies just refuse to eat meat.. or does she do the same thing my mom does?..."BAMBI!"
    She cried last time we watched bambi, but to be fair she was about 7....

    (Original post by jonnymcc2003)
    Well seeing as you guys are all History buffs, I thought I'd post my Coursework which got an E here, to see if you guys think that's what it was worthy of.
    Can't say since I haven't done that bit of work yet but for a start you should drop the huge font.

    (Original post by LittleMissShine)
    I remember when my Biology teacher brought in a part of am animal(can't remember what it was)and my friends cousin throw up on the girl in front of her.
    ERGH! We were warned that if anybody didn't want to see it they should leave the room; to prevent that happening.
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    ERGH! We were warned that if anybody didn't want to see it they should leave the room; to prevent that happening.
    Some girls wanted to leave but my biology teacher would not let them.I'm just glad I didn't have to disect anything in Biology like they do in the US.
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    This has very little to do with history.. but I found it quite interesting.. so I figured I'd spread the awareness! Enjoy.
    ________________________________ ________________________________

    Love him or loath him, he nailed this one right on the head.............

    By Rush Limbaugh:

    I think the vast differences in compensation between
    victims of the September 11 casualty and those who die
    serving the country in Uniform are profound. No one
    is really talking about it either, because you just
    don't criticize anything having to do with September
    11. Well, I just can't let the numbers pass by
    because it says something really disturbing about the
    entitlement mentality of this country. If you lost a
    family member in the September 11 attack, you're going
    to get an average of $1,185,000. The range is a
    minimum guarantee of $250,000, all the way up to $4.7
    million.

    If you are a surviving family member of an American
    soldier killed in action, the first check you get is a
    $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is taxable..
    Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are
    the surviving spouse, you get $833 a month until you
    remarry. And there's a payment of $211 per month for
    each child under 18. When the child hits 18, those
    payments come to a screeching halt.

    Keep in mind that some of the people who are getting
    an average of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are
    complaining that it's not enough. Their deaths were
    tragic, but for most, they were simply in the wrong
    place at the wrong time. Soldiers put themselves in
    harms way FOR ALL OF US, and they and their families
    know the dangers.

    We also learned over the weekend that some of the
    victims from the Oklahoma City bombing have started an
    organization asking for the same deal that the
    September 11 families are getting. In addition to
    that, some of the families of those bombed in the
    embassies are now asking for compensation as well.

    You see where this is going, don't you? Folks, this
    is part and parcel of over 50 years of entitlement
    politics in this country. It's just really sad.
    Every time a pay raise comes up for the military, they
    usually receive next to nothing of a raise. Now the
    green machine is in combat in the Middle East while
    their families have to survive on food stamps and live
    in low-rent housing. Make sense?

    However, our own U.S. Congress just voted themselves a
    raise, and many of you don't know that they only have
    to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that
    is more than $15,000 per month, and most are now equal
    to being millionaires plus. They also do not receive
    Social Security on retirement because they didn't have
    to pay into the system.

    If some of the military people stay in for 20 years
    and get out as an E-7, you may receive a pension of
    $1,000 per month, and the very people who placed you
    in harm's way receive a pension of $15,000 per month.
    I would like to see our elected officials pick up a
    weapon and join ranks before they start cutting out
    benefits and lowering pay for our sons and daughters
    who are now fighting.

    "When do we finally do something about this?" If this
    doesn't seem fair to you, it is time to forward this
    to as many people as you can.If your interested there
    is more........................

    This must be a campaign issue in 2004. Keep it going.
    SOCIAL SECURITY: (This is worth the read. It's short
    and to the point.)

    Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during
    election years. Our Senators and Congressmen do not
    pay into Social Security. Many years ago they voted
    in their own benefit plan. In more recent years, no
    congressperson has felt the need to change it. For
    all practical purposes their plan works like this:

    When they retire, they continue to draw the same pay
    until they die, except it may increase from time to
    time for cost of living adjustments. For example,
    former Senator Byrd and Congressman White and their
    wives may expect to draw $7,800,000 - that's Seven
    Million, Eight Hundred Thousand), with their wives
    drawing $275,000.00 during the last years of their
    lives.

    This is calculated on an average life span for each.

    Their cost for this excellent plan is $00.00. These
    little perks they voted for themselves is free to
    them. You and I pick up the tab for this plan.

    The funds for this fine retirement plan come directly
    from the General Fund--our tax dollars at work! From our own Social
    Security Plan, which you and I pay (or have paid) into
    -- every payday until we retire (which amount is
    matched by our employer) --we can expect to get an
    average $1,000 per month after retirement. Or, in
    other words, we would have to collect our average of
    $1,000 monthly benefits for 68 years and one month to
    equal Senator Bill Bradley's benefits!

    Social Security could be very good if only one small
    change were made. And that change would be to jerk
    the Golden Fleece Retirement Plan from under the
    Senators and Congressmen. Put them into the Social
    Security plan with the rest of us and then watch how
    fast they would fix it.

    If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of
    awareness will be planted and maybe good changes will
    evolve. WE, each one of us... can make a difference..
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    (Original post by drago di giada)
    This has very little to do with history.. but I found it quite interesting.. so I figured I'd spread the awareness! Enjoy.
    ________________________________ ________________________________

    Love him or loath him, he nailed this one right on the head.............

    By Rush Limbaugh:

    I think the vast differences in compensation between
    victims of the September 11 casualty and those who die
    serving the country in Uniform are profound. No one
    is really talking about it either, because you just
    don't criticize anything having to do with September
    11. Well, I just can't let the numbers pass by
    because it says something really disturbing about the
    entitlement mentality of this country. If you lost a
    family member in the September 11 attack, you're going
    to get an average of $1,185,000. The range is a
    minimum guarantee of $250,000, all the way up to $4.7
    million.

    If you are a surviving family member of an American
    soldier killed in action, the first check you get is a
    $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is taxable..
    Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are
    the surviving spouse, you get $833 a month until you
    remarry. And there's a payment of $211 per month for
    each child under 18. When the child hits 18, those
    payments come to a screeching halt.

    Keep in mind that some of the people who are getting
    an average of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are
    complaining that it's not enough. Their deaths were
    tragic, but for most, they were simply in the wrong
    place at the wrong time. Soldiers put themselves in
    harms way FOR ALL OF US, and they and their families
    know the dangers.

    We also learned over the weekend that some of the
    victims from the Oklahoma City bombing have started an
    organization asking for the same deal that the
    September 11 families are getting. In addition to
    that, some of the families of those bombed in the
    embassies are now asking for compensation as well.

    You see where this is going, don't you? Folks, this
    is part and parcel of over 50 years of entitlement
    politics in this country. It's just really sad.
    Every time a pay raise comes up for the military, they
    usually receive next to nothing of a raise. Now the
    green machine is in combat in the Middle East while
    their families have to survive on food stamps and live
    in low-rent housing. Make sense?

    However, our own U.S. Congress just voted themselves a
    raise, and many of you don't know that they only have
    to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that
    is more than $15,000 per month, and most are now equal
    to being millionaires plus. They also do not receive
    Social Security on retirement because they didn't have
    to pay into the system.

    If some of the military people stay in for 20 years
    and get out as an E-7, you may receive a pension of
    $1,000 per month, and the very people who placed you
    in harm's way receive a pension of $15,000 per month.
    I would like to see our elected officials pick up a
    weapon and join ranks before they start cutting out
    benefits and lowering pay for our sons and daughters
    who are now fighting.

    "When do we finally do something about this?" If this
    doesn't seem fair to you, it is time to forward this
    to as many people as you can.If your interested there
    is more........................

    This must be a campaign issue in 2004. Keep it going.
    SOCIAL SECURITY: (This is worth the read. It's short
    and to the point.)

    Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during
    election years. Our Senators and Congressmen do not
    pay into Social Security. Many years ago they voted
    in their own benefit plan. In more recent years, no
    congressperson has felt the need to change it. For
    all practical purposes their plan works like this:

    When they retire, they continue to draw the same pay
    until they die, except it may increase from time to
    time for cost of living adjustments. For example,
    former Senator Byrd and Congressman White and their
    wives may expect to draw $7,800,000 - that's Seven
    Million, Eight Hundred Thousand), with their wives
    drawing $275,000.00 during the last years of their
    lives.

    This is calculated on an average life span for each.

    Their cost for this excellent plan is $00.00. These
    little perks they voted for themselves is free to
    them. You and I pick up the tab for this plan.

    The funds for this fine retirement plan come directly
    from the General Fund--our tax dollars at work! From our own Social
    Security Plan, which you and I pay (or have paid) into
    -- every payday until we retire (which amount is
    matched by our employer) --we can expect to get an
    average $1,000 per month after retirement. Or, in
    other words, we would have to collect our average of
    $1,000 monthly benefits for 68 years and one month to
    equal Senator Bill Bradley's benefits!

    Social Security could be very good if only one small
    change were made. And that change would be to jerk
    the Golden Fleece Retirement Plan from under the
    Senators and Congressmen. Put them into the Social
    Security plan with the rest of us and then watch how
    fast they would fix it.

    If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of
    awareness will be planted and maybe good changes will
    evolve. WE, each one of us... can make a difference..
    I know,it probably should have gone in to the Biology society.But I like the post especially the last paragraph.
 
 
 

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