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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

    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms launched a raid on the Davidian Compound just outside of Waco, Texas, not knowing that it would lead to a 51 day standoff, 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…

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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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  • The Importance Of Blame

    One of the ways he achieved this was by fostering a negative idea of those from the outside. The technical term is called splitting. It changes the perception and reaction to people, objects, and situation from the outside; it makes cult members “fearful or hostile towards those on the outside, but often there is an air of pity or even condescension towards those “unenlightened” individuals who are not part of the group (Perkins and Salande 387). Most of these members believe that they are a…

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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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  • 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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  • Killing Tree Descriptive Writing

    Malicious A twisted tree trunk protrudes out of the silt like earth, covered in crude knots and lanky dead branches; the trunk hovers over the small stretch of land it sits upon. The rough, callous bark of the foreboding tree a dark hazel splattered with sections of sunken grooves. A shadow casts upon the intruding tree, darkening the bottom section of the once splendid trunk to a sinister shade of black. The upper top half on the trunk splintered, as if its own structure and size had betrayed…

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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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