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  • Branch Davidian Cults

    beliefs regarded by others as weird or sinister. Throughout history there have been different types of cults, some with good intention and some with bad intentions. Although the cults with “good intentions” followed or used part of the bible, they used it in a horrid way of their radical belief. Most cults do extreme things, such as suicide or killing, in the name of their religion. Groups such as, the Branch Davidian and the Peoples Temple used religion as their main point to carry…

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  • Branch Davidians Research Paper

    the compound burning to the ground, and the loss of many lives, including 4 ATF agents – but lets not get ahead of ourselves. Lets look a little closer and dig a little deeper into the events leading up to this terrible tragedy. The Branch Davidians were a cult led by David Koresh, a man claiming to be the Messiah. He took many wives, including several as young as the age of 12. The Davidians lived at the Mount Carmel center near Waco, Texas. They were suspected of weapon trafficking, but this…

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  • The Branch Davidians: A Psychological Analysis

    foot-in-the-door to manipulate individuals and control their thoughts as seen in the cults Jonestown and The Branch Davidians. Cults are defined as an ideology of religious worship and adherence directed toward a particular figure or object. Cults are everywhere. Some are normal and widely accepted. Others are isolationist and hide from investigation. Some cause great suffering while others appear very helpful and valuable. Whichever group it is, the ultimate end is in the leader's discretion.…

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  • Sanctuary Asia Ad Analysis

    in the next twenty-five years as a consequence of deforestation. A print ad, made by a leading wildlife organization in India, Sanctuary Asia, graphically illustrates what it means to cut down forests and jungles. The ad shows a cheetah lying on top of a large tree branch. More importantly, the cheetah and the branch are cut perfectly down the center, leaving half of a dead cheetah corpse on a chopped piece of wood. At the bottom, there is a slogan and the organization’s name. This ad is meant…

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  • Personal Narrative: National FFA Competition

    placing in the top twenty were very slim. We were only given branches to identify at Regions. Now, at State, we needed to be able to identify the samples by looking at the entire tree. To identify a tree or a shrub you are supposed to be able to look at the buds and leaves, which are key characteristics in identifying. Most of these trees were so high up that no one could possibly reach the branches to even look at the buds and leaves. Then came the next problem with the State competition. The…

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  • The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB)

    Each tree will be examined for dieback branch that causes by beetles and fungus. Furasium dieback will be recorded in four levels: Level 0 is when the tree shows no symptoms of branch dieback. If 1% to 25% of branch in the tree shows symptoms for branch dieback, the tree is considered to be in level 1. [2] Level 2 happens when 26% to 50% of branch in the tree shows the symptoms. [2] More than 50% of tree branches of the entire tree shows dieback symptoms will be considered as level 3. [2] An…

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  • The Tree Motif In Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak

    the tree is dead, just like Melinda. The buds represent that some part of Melinda has given up. Near the end of the novel melinda redeems herself. She soon realizes the rape is not her fault.”He’s not chopping it down. He’s saving it. Those branches were long dead from disease… By cutting off the damage, you make it possible for the tree to grow again” (Anderson 187). Melinda’s father says this to a passing child who asks why the tree branch is being chopped down. The branch symbolizes Melinda…

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  • Fernando Monologue

    to make it to adulthood. A hand on my shoulder brought me out of my deep thoughts, looking back to Fernie with tear filled eyes, I was shocked to see Fernie held the same expression. We shared sad smiles as we bid goodbye to the beloved tree. We walked about a mile up the path when we finally decided to take a food break. We spread out the blanket and laid on it looking up at the same canopy of branches above us, the only noise heard now is the running creek and the beautiful soundtrack the…

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  • Personal Essay: The Evolution Of The Cedar Tree

    sprouts, or another branch grows to the foundation of my tree. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie mocks a similar cycle where her life is one big tree, and each new person she meets and place she goes causes her tree to grow. Janie starts off the book in a place called Eatonville, where her seed was planted and her roots and trunk were established. Janie’s life growing up was spent with her grandmother, who was constantly telling her from a young age how important it was for her to marry a…

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  • Gothic Incident Narrative

    That meant it wasn’t going to be seen from inside the compound. The outside, however, was another story. She wasn’t sure if anyone did outside sweeps of the compound, but it would make sense, so she had to cover it up. She’d cashed in a favour from an old friend, to help her drag a tree branch, covered in leaves, to put over the hole. It wasn’t the best cover, if someone were to be suspicious of the fallen tree and moved it, her progress would’ve all been for nothing. But, luckily, it seemed…

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