Over Population And Zombies2. One of the issues Bartlett clearly feels strongly about is population growth. Summarize his theories on world population growth and discuss whether you agree or disagree with his view of the future of humanity.Dr. Albert Bartlett has a pessimistic if realistic view of the future with regards to population growth and its effect on human society. While the numbers and graphs he presents to us during his lecture are quite evocative, the real blow is administered with the 'Table of Options' segment of his talk on overpopulation.In this segment, in what I, as the viewer, can only assume is an attempt to humanize the recurring graphs and percentages, Dr. Bartlett presents us with a set of causes and solutions to overpopulation, and takes care to emphasize the chilling fact that quenching population growth goes against basic human nature. The 'solutions' for overpopulation negate the most noble undertaking of society; the preservation of human life. The concepts of war,
My Lady - ch 2My Lady With A Monster Is In LoveChapter 2Over Dale"Aerial!"I turned around, and saw Rick running towards me, "Aerial, we need to work the first scene together; Pete said you gotta work on the forgeries of jealousy speech."I sighed and gathered up my text. Titania appeared in only three or four scenes in the entire play, but she talked enough to make up for it. Page long speeches I had to learn by heart. Especially in Rick and mine's first scene, where Oberon and Titania fight over a little Indian boy Titania's found and wants to raise as a son, and Oberon wants as a servant (or in some interpretations as something a bit more sinister).We headed up to the top of the auditorium, the very last row, and sat there, working our lines.Rick gave me a very realistic sneer, "Ill met by moonlight, Proud Titania."I flicked back my hair and gave a small laugh, trying to sound disdainful, "What, jealous Oberon? Fairies, skip hence, I have forsworn his bed and company.""Tarry, rash wanton;"
Passover Knight - ch 9Chapter 9Bugboy Emerges From the MetalThe next day was Friday night dinner, and Steve got a second invasion sorry, invitation. I was grumpy, but only out of habit; I was still riding on the high the shield had given me, so I couldn't really pay attention to mere mortals, like Steve.When Grampa finished the wine prayer, he stood up, holding his goblet high, "I propose a toast; to Mikey, whose virtues will lead him on the path to knighthood." And they all drank to me; I sat there, not managing to keep from grinning. Even Julio smiled at me in approval.It took me a moment to realize there was a silence thundering around the table, as if they were waiting for someone to say something.Everyone had their eyes on me.They were expecting me to say something!
Were they crazy?!
Apparently they were, Kathryn even gave me a little encouraging nod. I gulped and stood up; what could I possibly say? I gave them all a shaky smile and opened my mouth to blurt out whateve
Passover Knight - ch 8Chapter 8FantaphobiaI spent the day doing my best to be charming; it earned me a whole lot of strange-wavering on worried- looks, as well as enough giggles from Roy to last me a lifetime."Will you shut up?!" I squeaked at him after I'd held the door for nearly the whole class, as well as the teacher."What?" He asked, grinning, "I was just wondering if you wanted a tip.""Stuff it. I have to keep doing this crap if I wanna be a knight, which I do, by the way, and you're not helping!" I said, turned towards the door and walked straight into Steve. "Sorry," he said, grinning apologetically, "forgot my paperback copy of The Once and Future King.""Argh!" I shoved past him into the hallway; Roy followed me with his arms folded and his head shaking.At the end of the day I walked tentatively over to Stasheff; sure enough, there was Cal, or Night, or whatever. She looked up at me with big green eyes and mewed a greeting."Hi." I said in a voice that, I admit, sounded strangled.The
My Lady - ch 1My Lady With A Monster Is In LoveChapter 1Over HillI stared at Helen in shock, "Again?!" I squeaked, "what do you mean again?! Was there a pause somewhere in the middle?"She gave me her little self conscience smile-shrug combination. "Little ones." She said."Like when? Between Lunch and Gym?""No, sometimes entire nights; I'd be completely over him for hours at a time
I'd remember what we had together." She gave a sigh that forcefully reminded me of a love-struck Mini Mouse."You had nothing together!" I said, with my signature absence of censoring or tact.Sure enough Helen's face grew very, very pink and her blue eyes started to well up. I'd forgotten how sensitive she was about Dima. Dima the pimple. Dima who had not an inkling of the fact that Helen existed.I didn't know what to say, I never did in these types of situations. I stuttered, "But, oh, well. I don't know," I swallowed, "maybe, maybe you guys do have something and I just can't see it."S