Saturday, August 23, 2008

Why isn't there a white history month?

ok now i understand that blacks didnt get their full rights until the '60s and im probably going to get answers like "every month is white history month" and "kids learn about european history"
yes, our school curriculum does focus on european history, but why? its because europeans and asians made the most contributions to this world. in italy the renaissance began and brought prosperous times to italy and the rest of europe. that is just 1 example of european history.
and we do learn about africa. if people were smart, you would know that egypt is part of africa. and i dont know about other freshman in the US but from september to november, i learned about egypt and its contributions.
ok so we dont learn about the "black" part of africa, but that is because they left no written records or even attempted to make their lives as great as the people in the european countries. its not just because out global textbooks just "excluded" africa, its because there really is no information to put about africa in our textbooks. i mean i dont even learn about america until junior year!
and honestly, i find it a little racist when people people say that "every day is white history month" because it really isnt. when do you see on the TV "white history" "george washington" yada yada yada.?exactly! you never hear of it!! so i kind of find black history month a bunch of BS because if us whites dont get a special month, then why should any other nationality? (and i say this for irish, italian, spanish, etc.)

*NOTE: im not trying to be racist; i am in the 9th grade and i just want a decent answer please :)

Answer on Why isn't there a white history month?

Your people killed deliberately their own people in wars just because they had different customs, or hair color or considered Semi- whites. Millions black of women raped only in the americas, for 400 years, indigenous killed and reduced 9% it's total population in all americas, the rest mixed up throw rape or with slaves.

All of it to put someone like you to say stuffs like that for other people

Cool, great achievement ;)

Italy - customs, fashion, school, etc.?

In a few months I'll be an exchange student in Northern Italy.
I was just wondering about all the general things like what high school will be like there, what teenagers wear, how hard it will be to blend during the first few months because it will take a while for me to perfect my Italian (I know a little now)... anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated.

Answer on Italy - customs, fashion, school, etc.?

Hi! I'm an italian student from Bergamo (northern Italy). I'm 15. Here we wear jeans, t-shirt, jumper... like the others countries. But the general customs depends where are you going.
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Is this anorexia? Is it because she's sick?

I talked to my girlfriend about her sudden weight loss, and this is what I got:

She exercises everytime to she eats because it makes her feel like she counteracted everything. She also says it makes her 'normal' cuz she can exercise even though her heart's failing, but she's always out of breath and shaky afterwards so I think she's kidding herself with that...
She feels good when she's hungry. The more hungry she feels, the more sure of herself she is, and she'll cry when she 'ruins' this by eating. Therefore, she hardly eats unless I or her family makes her.
She told me she can't control being ugly or having a failing heart, but she can at least try to be skinny.

Is this her way of feeling in control of life? Is it anorexia?

Answer on Is this anorexia? Is it because she's sick?

It sure sounds like annorexia!! Need to burn calories as soon as they are consumed, calling herself ugly... I'd be VERY concerned. A person has to eat 1500 calories MINIMUM every day. If she isn't take her to the doctor ASAP!!

Can someone please tell me how I can loss weight and keep it off without taking diet pills or Lap ban.?

I am 27 and done having kids. Now I would like to know a real way to get this weight off me. I have nerver been skinny always think now I am extra think. I have big hips and a**. I have walked and ran ate small meals, but nothing happened to my hips or a**.

Answer on Can someone please tell me how I can loss weight and keep it off without taking diet pills or Lap ban.?

The real keys for burning fat and staying healthy and thin are the following:

**NEVER starve yourself, do not do fasting, and do not forget breakfast (eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking-up)
**Eat more and more often.. about 5-6 meals per day, about every 2-4 hours, healthy and rasonable size meals, intead of huge and messy meals... This will help you increase your metabolism, which in turn will help you burn more fat in less time...
**Cardio burns fat and any other exercise will only help you get stronger...

Now.. here is a quick list of ultimate foods you should be sticking to... If you eat from this food only, you can be 100% sure you will burn fat, even if you don't exercise...

1) Almonds and Other Nuts
2) Beans and Other Legumes
3) Spinach and Other Green Vegetables
4) Dairy Products (the non-fat ones ONLY!!)
5) Instant Oatmeal (without sugar and flavor!!)
6) Eggs (in moderation unless you exercise a lot!)
7) Turkey and Other Lean Meats (only lean meats... forget the pork and duck)
8) Peanut Butter (sugar free)
9) Olive Oil (moderation)
10) Whole-Grain Breads and Cereals (moderation, limit to 2 serving per day... MUST be WHOLE-WHEAT)
11) Extra-Protein (Whey) Powder
12) Raspberries and Other Berries

**Have green vegetables in every meal!
**Have proteing in every meal, which will help you burn fat but not lose muscle...
**More muscle means higher metabolism... then try some strengh routines about 3 days per week resting one day in between workouts...

Here is the ultimate cardio routine, that will help you burn 3 times as much fat as regular running:

Easy Jog for two minutes... then do some stretching (THIS IS HIGHLY IMPORTANT!).. and after stretching do the following:

You run at your 50% effort for 1 minute, then rest by easy jogging for 1 minute... now run at your 75% for 1 minute and then rest 1 minute... finally run at your 100% effort for 30 seconds and then rest for 90 seconds.... and repeat the last one 3-6 times...

All the workout will take you about 12-18 minutes

Do this workout 3 days the first week with a day of rest between workouts.. and then 6 times per week thereafter resting one day...

You can do this cardio workout with any other cardio exercise such as cycling, swimming, stairs, etc...

Remember to stay active even on your resting days, by avoiding TV, the couch, elevator... and intead walking, going up the stairs, and etc...

Hope that helps!