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Friday, December 16

  1. page Lauren Cook. Python invasion in Florida edited ... {foooood.jpg} In the 1950’s, a couple brown tree snakesmade their way to Guam from New Guine…
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    In the 1950’s, a couple brown tree snakesmade their way to Guam from New Guinea as stowaways on ships. The snakes ended up repopulating at a rapid rate and eventually started taking out the native bird population. These species of birds were only found in Guam, and are now endangered if not already extinct due to the invasion of the brown tree snake. Many people are afraid that this is what is going to occur in southern Florida if something isn’t done to control the python outburst. Since the python can grow up to 200 pounds within 2-4 years, it is too large for it to have any predators. Therefore, no species can naturally control their population growth. The American alligator has long prevailed at the top of the food chain in this part of Florida, but the gator now has some grand competition. Burmese pythons have been found on multiple occassions entangled with an alligator, and even a disturbing photo has been publicized of an alligator exploding out of a Burmese python. Many pythons have been captured and dissected in order to record what species are being consumed. An array of animals ,some of them endangered, have been discovered inside of their stomachs. This leaves scientists and consevationists feeling weary, as this is a huge problem that can completely change the general make-up of species that call The Everglades their natural home.
    How to control the ever-growing python population is a very controversial issue. The state of Florida took the first step in 2008 by targeting pet owners. “Under captive wildlife rules, anyone possessing one of the nonnative reptiles classified as reptiles of concern–including Burmese pythons, amethystine pythons, reticulated pythons, African rock pythons, green anacondas and Nile monitor lizards–must obtain a $100 reptile of concern permit and adhere to caging requirements based on the size of the reptile. They also must keep a written and approved contingency plan in case of escape or natural disaster.” A couple years later the rules changed significantly, “In 2010, the Florida Legislature adopted a Conservancy-backed measure prohibiting personal possession of seven large constrictors and one large monitor lizard, formerly designated “reptiles of concern.” So now it is against the law to own a Burmese python in the state of Florida. There are also more “hands-on” approaches going on. People are actually getting out and into the wild to capture the pythons themselves. Although you have to have a license to do so, and most likely have to be a biologist or a herpetologist, there is a vague idea of what is happening to the serpents after they have been seized. Many of them are being euthanized and some are kept in captivity for scientific purposes. Many people see an economic opportunity arising from the python, such as selling the skins, and consuming the meat to make a quick profit. On the other hand, animal fanatics are throwing a fit over the killing of these creatures. The general public can also help out by calling the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission whenever they spot a snake. The call will be made and a professional will show up at the scene shortly after to handle the python. There is also a very popular show that aired on National Geographic called “Python Hunters” where cameras follow a group of men as they search and obtain these invasive species.
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  2. page Vianey Lara, Eating Disorders in Teens edited ... Bulimia nervosa entered the English language in 1977. It is a disorder characterized by the ra…
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    Bulimia nervosa entered the English language in 1977. It is a disorder characterized by the rapid consumption of food followed by attempts to purge the body of the food via vomiting, laxatives, or excessive exercise. Bulimia is known by multiple names, such as bulimarexia, binge-purge syndrome, dietary chaos syndrome, and bulimia nervosa...perhaps representing lingering uncertainty about its essence and relationship to anorexia (Gordon 2000). However, it increased in the late 1970s and 1980s and can often be found in the advanced stages of anorexia nervosa.
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    disorder experts offerprovide therapies that addresshelp both the
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    Nearly half of her clients log onto the sites, she said. They go there not just for diet tips but for a sense of community, however skewed it may be.
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    is misguided.
    http://healthland.time.com/2010/10/05/parents-allowed-family-focused-therapy-works-better-for-teens-with-eating-disorders/#ixzz1gSaqR8TI
    Eating Disoders are now very common in teens because of all the celebrity shows ,and advertisements caused by the media. Also, because the world is now filled with criticism , and if one does not fit in into the world of having the perfect body you are departed from this world.
    Works Cited :
    Sarah Viren."New mantra for eating disorders: Log in, get thin".Houston Chronicle 2007
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Wednesday, December 14

  1. page Sallie Estrada, Illegal Abortions edited ... -The video on the bottom is a video trying to reach out to the public; Basically saying, "…
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    -The video on the bottom is a video trying to reach out to the public; Basically saying, "your mother wouldnt do this to you so why would you do this to your own child."
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    serious matter. There have been instances where a fetus has been pulled out with a beating heart and even then the unlicensed doctor continues to destroy and pull apart the fetus untill it's heart is no longer beating. If something
    Work cited:
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002912.htm
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  2. page Nadine, Bottled Waters edited ... Health: Water is of course an essential need. Our bodies need water in order to stay healthy …
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    Health:
    Water is of course an essential need. Our bodies need water in order to stay healthy and function. Did you know that 3/4 Americans drink bottled water on a daily basis and 1/5 Americans only drink bottled water. So of course we would expect that the water we pay a lot for is good for us. Well you wrong. Studies show that bottled water is actually damaging our health.
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    is not pretty.EWGpretty. EWG conductedcomprehensive testing
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    of contaminants, including:**including:
    cancer-causing byproducts of chlorination
    fertilizer residue like nitrate and ammonia
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  3. page Jesse Gonzalez, Hypnosis vs Anesthesia edited ... Although it seems like hypnosis is just talking, its not just that cut and dry. There are diff…
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    Although it seems like hypnosis is just talking, its not just that cut and dry. There are different types of approaches to enter the relaxed state needed to be, such as Traditional which is for people who accept what is being told without questions and just go with the flow. Another form is Ericksonian which is the use of stories to bring up suggestions and ideas to the unconscious mind. The other way, or opposition you could say, is Nuero-Linguistic Programming (NLP)which is instead of using suggestions, the use of same thought patterns that are creating a problem,but instead used to eliminate problems. The last form is Subliminal which can be broken down in two parts, one part contains a cover sound that is heard by the conscious mind, could be anything from music to nature sounds. The other option contains direct suggestions that are heard by the unconscious mind.
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    Testimonials:
    Here are some links to some people who've gone through surgery while in hypnosis
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  4. page Carlos Salazar, New Photography Technology edited ... {Camera.jpg} Summation ... to them.
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