"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Saturday, September 12, 2009

When Did The Media Die?

You might not have noticed lately, because you might still be watching MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC and CNN. But the Media is dead. None of these outlets reported on the Van Jones story until after he resigned. And there were only 3 mentions of the ACORN scandal on those 5 stations combined! Yes the media, as we knew it growing up, is dead. R.I.P! But we're lucky! We have an alternative. It's called Fox News. Have you watched it, or do you just dismiss it as right-wing propaganda? I ask you, were the Van Jones and ACORN stories real news? If you say yes, then why didn't the media, outside of Fox, cover it while it was breaking? If you say no, then why did they cover it after the fact? Let's face it, there are only two reasons. First, the media outlets outside of Fox are inept. I happen to hope it's that one, because the next one is unthinkable in America. But even though I hope it's the first reason, I fear it is the second. Here it is. The second reason is because the media is just a propaganda arm of the government - you know, like they have in Cuba and China and North Korea and places like that. God help us if that's the case! What do you think? Wake Up America!

For All Of You Who Haven't Found This Site Yet,

I ask that you review it. I really like it. http://theblacksphere.net/

Congress, Listen Up!

You have been irresponsible - for decades. You continue to pass pork infested bills - so that your constituents will think you are working for them, when actually you are working only for yourself and the insidious corruption that surrounds you. You have enabled a system that allows for legal "conflict of interest" through the lobby industry and PACS. You have, in an obvious manner through the Stimulus Bill, paid bribes to constituent groups (big labor), for their support in terms of money, muscle and resources. That is despicable! In every session more and more new bills and issues are addressed, while existing problems are forgotten and neglected. To do the job of "preserving and protecting" the Constitution of the United States forget about ANY new legislation, and fix the problems we have. The unfunded liability for Social Security ($10.7 Trillion), Medicare/Medicaid ($39.7 Trillion) and prescription drugs ($8.6 Trillion) is currently over $59 Trillion dollars! That's money we owe to Americans, money that was supposed be be held in a protected fund, but money we don't have any longer - money we'll need to print if we're going to support the programs in the future - BECAUSE YOU SPENT IT ON PORK!!. That means HUGE inflation! Fix That Problem! The Current Tax Code is over 60,000 pages long. It's so complex that even members of Congress can not get their taxes figured properly. Change that tax system to a Flat Tax or Fair Tax system. Fix That Problem! And Fix the deficit! When Obama came into office we had the largest deficit ever - nearly a trillion dollars. It is now Trillions and Trillions of dollars. What are you doing??????? What could possibly be going through your collective mind? Secure our Borders - Immediately! Do you think all the issues that involve illegal immigration - health care, voting, entitlement programs, etc, etc can EVER be fixed before you do that? Regardless of how many congressional sessions are required, fix these problems before you address any other issues. That is what you are elected to do - and yet Congress after Congress after Congress has neglected that responsibility. Congress after Congress after Congress has hidden their collective heads in the sand, hoping some miracle will occur that will make these issues disappear. Not gonna happen in our lifetime. My view? If you aren't going to do the job that's required, step away from the table and STOP RUNNING FOR A SEAT!!! Wake Up America!

America Is Me - You Don't Want To Miss This One

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXAcHtdU3nY This is powerful - perhaps the best "Anthem Song" I have heard that portrays the views of all the people - from all political affiliations, from all walks of life, from all religions, and from all races who are awakening to the fact that our country has been taken from us. And we want it back. If you haven't gotten involved yet - for whatever reason - I urge you to rethink that position, and do whatever you can to engage in this process. Non action is as harmful to America as being a social progressive looking to continue the process of deterioration that has been occurring for 50 years. America is YOU, and YOU are We the People - don't forget that! God Bless You All, And God Bless America!

Friday, September 11, 2009

9/11, A Day Of Rememberance

How do you feel today? Melancholy? Patriotic? Angry? United? Solemn? And why do you feel that way? Do you remember 9-11-2001? Are you old enough? Do you understand the magnitude of the events of that day? Do you understand the forces fighting against the preservation of our freedom? Why those forces are fighting liberty? And what we must do to thwart all efforts to undermine our freedoms - foreign and domestic? Do you know that every Congressman swears this oath "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God"? The President swears a similar oath. Do they believe it? Do they live it? Do you understand how important our security organizations are? Is it treasonous to take actions to minimize their effectiveness? That's what's being done. Why?

So on this day, put aside your partisanship. Stand independently for just a minute. Forget whether you are a Democrat, a Republican or an Independent, and affirm that you are an American - above all else. That you also take a solemn oath to preserve and protect and defend the Constitution of the United States - against ALL threats, foreign and domestic. Do it for your country, but most importantly, do it for yourself. And then watch this...

Recently Declassified 9/11 Aerial Photos on Bordom.net Shared via AddThis

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The National Anthem The Way It Should Be Sung

. Does this make you feel patriotic? Does this mean anything to you? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ETrr-XHBjE Wake Up America!

President Obama Says 'Sin Tax' On Sodas Is Food For Thought

From the Blog Crumbs From The Loaf
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So, are you comfortable with "big brother" dictating your life? Think about it carefully...
Wake Up America!

2012 - The End Of The World?

Both ancient Mayan and Chinese calendars predicted the end of a "time period" - calculated to be December 21 or 23, 2012. This has been interpreted by some as meaning the end of the world, as catastrophic events were foretold. The Bible talks about the "end times" as well. There is mention of "fire from the sky". Many Biblical scholars interpret that to be a literal reigning down of fire - perhaps asteroids, perhaps more than that. The bible talks about increased natural disasters as well. But let's put that into current day context for a minute. What if the interpretation was wrong - after all it came decades ago and was created from a world perspective far different from today's. Can these two lines of thought actually coincide? What if the "catastrophic events" aren't about a sun flare that will create a magnetic reversal on the earth - affectively changing the north and south magnetic poles - which many believe is imminent. What if the "end period" isn't the end of the world, but the end of the world as we know it? And what if the "catastrophic event" and the "fire from the sky" isn't a solar flare, but a nuclear war? That seems pretty plausible to me given the events occurring around the world. Both Iran and North Korea are just a very short time from acquiring nuclear technology and/or the delivery systems required to use nuclear weapons offensively. Both countries espouse hate. The Obama administration, for some obscure reason, has recently decided to dismantle the missile shield in Poland and Czechoslovakia, which effectively leaves Israel unprotected. As for natural disasters? We've already seen an increase in natural disasters - there have been 8-10 earthquakes in the past 2 months around the globe. The Swine Flu pandemic is about to hit us; there is global recession. In America alone wild fires are out of control and recently people have been swept into the sea by rogue waves. What else is occurring around the globe that we don't know about? Here's a link to "2012 Phenomenon". Take a look, and then decide... Is nuclear war on our horizon? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon Wake Up America!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

YouTube - Constitutional Showdown

YouTube - Constitutional Showdown

If You Have Nothing Nice To Say About Obama...

. . . Sit right down here next to me! And Barack, don't yank my feeding tube, bro... Wake Up America!

The Party Of "No"

The Republicans have been labeled (there's that word again) by the Democrats as the "Party of No". They seem to take umbrage with that label; why, I'm not sure. To illustrate my point here's an example. Consider that you are a parent. You are responsible for the care, well-being, education and morals of your 9-year-old child. Your spouse discusses the two of you smoking pot, even though your child is home. You say no. Your spouse offers your child a small amount of alcohol before Sunday dinner. You say no. Your spouse wants to give your child more freedom in the form of staying out late with his friends, some you don't even know. You say no. Your spouse offers your child ice cream before dinner. You say no. Your spouse buys an Eminem album for your child because your spouse likes Eminem. You say no. Your spouse wants to watch the latest HBO late night comedy special with your child. You say no. And on and on it goes. Does this mean that you are the "parent of no"? Or, does it just mean that you love your child enough, and care enough about your child's well being, to tell your child no? So, what's scaring the Republicans so much? Maybe they aren't really scared at all. Maybe its just an excuse they can throw at us to justify their voting records. Makes you think, doesn't it? What other reason would there be for them to abandon conservative principles given the ideological war we're embroiled in? Republicans are not necessarily our friends, anymore than Democrats are. There are progressives in both parties. All progressives need to be voted out. It's that simple. Wake Up America!

Don't Underestimate The WILL of The American People

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The Democratic Socialists of America

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International. DSA's members are building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in American communities and politics.At the root of our socialism is a profound commitment to democracy, as means and end. We are activists committed not only to extending political democracy but to demanding democratic empowerment in the economy, in gender relations, and in culture. Democracy is not simply one of our political values but our means of restructuring society. Our vision is of a society in which people have a real voice in the choices and relationships that affect the entirety of our lives. We call this vision democratic socialism — a vision of a more free, democratic and humane society. For some disturbing reading follow this link: http://www.dsausa.org/about/index.html There is an article in AmeriPac that alleges they have documentation that President Obama was a member of the DSA throughout the 90's. Now isn't that just great! Here's that article: Obama An Active Marxist-Socialist in the 1990's Socialist Energy CZAR Friend of Obama Jones Resigns An inept, inexperienced and dangerous Obama White House was caught skipping around the safe guards for cabinet positions when a self avowed communist Van Jones was appointed by his friend Obama as Energy CZAR. Jones has now been forced to resign from self inflicted wounds. The White House hid Jones' extremist history until it was exposed and now continues inexplicably stand by him. The last straw for Jones was being caught on tape in an expletive-packed rant, directly attacking Republicans in the Senate who he said abused their majority position in the past to push legislation through. He admitted after the statements were released that the comments were "inappropriate" and "offensive." Was this just an amateurish mistake by a White House that is just getting its feet wet or part of the Socialist agenda that Obama signed on for in 1996? Not hardly and AmeriPAC has been sounding the alarm for a year. Is Obama hiding a socialist or communist agenda? In spite of all the evidence Obama has denied or minimized these affiliations with hard-left figures, denied his membership in these Marxist political parties, and denied holding these beliefs. Obama's friend Jones did not get off the hook when he flatly said in his statement that he did not agree with reports about him and said "it certainly does not reflect my views, now or ever." Obama was an active member of the Chicago Democratic Socialist Party. Web Bloggers Unearthed the Evidence Buried Deep by a Liberal Media that Calls Obama God. Socialist "New Party" Connections to Obama included in this document: Obama member of the Socialist Party Obama contract with the Socialist Party Obama support of and by the Socialist Party Obama Socialist Party connection to ACORN Obama Connection to ACORN Obama Connection to Castro William Ayers Connection to the Socialist Party William Ayers Connection to Castro President Barack Obama was a member of the socialist New Party during the 1990s, according to new evidence unearthed by web bloggers. Obama received the Socialist party's endorsement for his state Senate run in 1996. Everything is documented at websites within the Chicago Democratic Socialist Party archives. There is no conjecture; no guessing the fact is that as recently as 1996 Senator Obama was an active member of the Chicago Democratic Socialist Party. Will the mainstream media cover what once were allegations but which now appear to be proven facts? WE MUST FORCE THEM TO DO IT! The Media refuses to cover the Story we Must Send Emails do Video Ads and Full Page Ads in National Newspapers. Reports last summer in 2008 that Obama was associated with the New Party were vigorously denied by the Obama campaign and the New Party, but researchers examining internet archives have found New Party documents clearly indicating Obama was a member of the party, received its endorsement and encouraged Party members to work with him in the Illinois statehouse. "Progressive Populist" a socialist magazine, in November 1996 recognized that Obama was indeed an acknowledged member of the Socialist Party. "New Party members and supported candidates won 16 of 23 races... New Party member Barack Obama was uncontested for a State Senate seat from Chicago. " The Democratic Socialist Party of America published in their July/August Edition of New Ground 47 Newsletter. "The Chicago New Party is increasingly becoming a viable political organization... The New Party has continued to solidify this base..." "winning electoral primaries. All four candidates attended the NEW PARTY membership meeting on April 11th 1996 to express their gratitude. Barack Obama, victor in the 13th State Senate District, encouraged NPers to join in his task forces on Voter Education and Voter Registration." Part of the ACORN connection described later. Senator Obama Signed a CONTRACT WITH THE CHICAGO SOCIALIST PARTY agreeing to maintain a relationship with the Marxist-led party during his senate term. In the March - April, 1996 Edition of New Ground 45 in an article entitled, A Town Meeting on Economic Insecurity: Employment and Survival in Urban America By Bob Roman clearly states the Obama New Party connection. Written in the article is that Obama accepted NEW PARTY support and must sign a contract with the NEW PARTY where "the contract mandates that they (Obama) must have a visible and active relationship with the NEW PARTY". The NEW PARTY's political strategy is to support progressive candidates in elections only if they have a concrete chance to "win". This has resulted in a winning ratio of 77 of 110 elections. Candidates must be approved via a NEW PARTY political committee. Once approved, candidates must sign a contract with the NEW PARTY. The contract mandates that they must have a visible and active relationship with the NEW PARTY. Obama was an approved and supported NEW PARTY candidate. On the Democratic Socialist of America (DSA) website is a description of their political perspective called Where We Stand. It says, in part, *We are socialists because we reject an international economic order sustained by private profit, alienated labor, race and gender discrimination, environmental destruction, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo. *We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane international social order based both on democratic planning and market mechanisms to achieve equitable distribution of resources, meaningful work, a healthy environment, sustainable growth, gender and racial equality, and non-oppressive relationships. The New Party was active in the United States from 1992 to 1998. The Party's Chicago chapter included a large number of Maoist and communist members, and a large number of members of the leftist organizing group ACORN. (There's a surprise!) Yes the same ACORN and Obama that have helped to create the largest financial crisis since The Great Depression are figures at the center of the high-risk subprime mortgage social engineering community service experiment by left-wing ACORN to apply socialism to the free market and redistribute housing wealth. Yes, Mr. Obama knows a great deal about the mess. He is a central figure in the left-wing ACORN exploitation of financial institutions and pressuring them to make high risk loans. The very same left-wing ACORN was guilty of voter fraud in the last presidential election and appears to be involved in voter Obama voter fraud all across the US in Ohio, Indiana and Nevada where according to the Wall Street Journal state election officials raided the offices of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as Acorn. There will be whining and crying from the socialist liberal left about McCarthyism and guilt by association but we are entitled to know the political affiliations of a candidate for the nation's highest office. The American people have a right to know what their presidents truly espouse, and we have a right to know the truth about what our presidents have done in their lives it goes strait to the issue of character and principles that go into leading as the President of the United States. We are told to ignore the past and to simply trust him on Obama's intentions for the future. I would have a hard time mustering that trust for any political figure; to extend that trust to a figure with a track record of belonging to socialist political groups and lying about that membership would be a dangerous folly. At best Obama is just unaware and being used, but how can we have a president that is dumb enough to get involved with a bunch of radical socialists sign a contract and not know what it means. Even worse Obama is smart knows exactly what he is doing and has adopted the Marxist-Socialist agenda of NEW PARTY and organizations like it. We must not fool with the office of the president there is too much at stake. Even the bomber William Ayers brother John Ayers is associated with NEW PARTY? Carl Davidson associated with Tom Hyden is associated with NEW PARTY and "Venceremos Brigades" went to Cuba trained in explosives by Castro. Then William Ayers turns into a domestic bomber. Take a look at some of the history some of the friends of Obama that follows. Davidson and Tom Hayden take credit for having launched in 1969 the "Venceremos Brigades," which covertly transported hundreds of young Americans to Cuba to help harvest sugar cane and interact with Havana's communist revolutionary leadership. (The Brigades were organized by Fidel Castro's Cuban intelligence agency, which trained "brigadistas" in guerrilla warfare techniques, including the use of arms and explosives.) Many years later, Davidson would reflect on his SDS days when he, along with Dave Dellinger and Tom Hayden, had taken advantage of an opportunity to converse at length with President Castro. Said Davidson: "He [Castro] is a remarkable man, with a photographic memory, wide knowledge and keen insights.... We should all wish Fidel and Cuba well, and double our voices against the blockade." (Makes sense now why Obama wants to lift the Trade Embargo with Cuba) In the mid-1990s Davidson was a major player in the Chicago branch of the New Party, a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials. Most New Party members hailed from the Committees of Correspondence (the Marxist coalition cited in the preceding paragraph), the Democratic Socialists of America, and the militant leftist organization ACORN. Davidson first met Barack Obama through the New Party, which endorsed the latter in his run for the Illinois state senate in 1996. Obama had actively sought this endorsement, and he used a number of New Party volunteers as campaign workers. For more information, visit www.ameripac.org Defend Freedom, Alan Gottlieb AmeriPACPresident and Founder www.ameripac.org American Political Action Committee (AmeriPAC) PO Box 1682 Dept Code 2949 Bellevue, WA 98009-1682 Wake Up America

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Stifling Freedom Of Speech Through Fear - That's All It Takes?

Yale criticized for nixing Muslim cartoons in book By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press Writer – Tue Sep 8, 6:40 am ET NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale University has removed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad from an upcoming book about how they caused outrage across the Muslim world, drawing criticism from prominent alumni and a national group of university professors. Yale cited fears of violence. Yale University Press, which the university owns, removed the 12 caricatures from the book "The Cartoons That Shook the World" by Brandeis University professor Jytte Klausen. The book is scheduled to be released next week. A Danish newspaper originally published the cartoons — including one depicting Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban — in 2005. Other Western publications reprinted them. The following year, the cartoons triggered massive protests from Morocco to Indonesia. Rioters torched Danish and other Western diplomatic missions. Some Muslim countries boycotted Danish products. Islamic law generally opposes any depiction of the prophet, even favorable, for fear it could lead to idolatry. "I think it's horrifying that the campus of Nathan Hale has become the first place where America surrenders to this kind of fear because of what extremists might possibly do," said Michael Steinberg, an attorney and Yale graduate. Steinberg was among 25 alumni who signed a protest letter sent Friday to Yale Alumni Magazine that urged the university to restore the drawings to the book. Other signers included John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, former Bush administration speechwriter David Frum and Seth Corey, a liberal doctor. "I think it's intellectual cowardice," Bolton said Thursday. "I think it's very self defeating on Yale's part. To me it's just inexplicable." Cary Nelson, president of the American Association of University Professors, wrote in a recent letter that Yale's decision effectively means: "We do not negotiate with terrorists. We just accede to their anticipated demands." In a statement explaining the decision, Yale University Press said it decided to exclude a Danish newspaper page of the cartoons and other depictions of Muhammad after asking the university for help on the issue. It said the university consulted counterterrorism officials, diplomats and the top Muslim official at the United Nations. "The decision rested solely on the experts' assessment that there existed a substantial likelihood of violence that might take the lives of innocent victims," the statement said. Republication of the cartoons has repeatedly resulted in violence around the world, leading to more than 200 deaths and hundreds of injuries, the statement said. It also noted that major newspapers in the United states and Britain have declined to print the cartoons. "Yale and Yale University Press are deeply committed to freedom of speech and expression, so the issues raised here were difficult," the statement said. "The press would never have reached the decision it did on the grounds that some might be offended by portrayals of the Prophet Muhammad." John Donatich, director of Yale University Press, said the critics are "grandstanding." He said it was not a case of censorship because the university did not suppress original content that was not available in other places. "I would never have agreed to censor original content," Donatich said. Klausen was surprised by the decision when she learned of it last week. She said scholarly reviewers and Yale's publication committee comprised of faculty recommended the cartoons be included. "I'm extremely upset about that," Klausen said. The experts Yale consulted did not read the manuscript, Klausen said. She said she consulted Muslim leaders and did not believe including the cartoons in a scholarly debate would spark violence. Klausen said she reluctantly agreed to have the book published without the images because she did not believe any other university press would publish them, and she hopes Yale will include them in later editions. She argues in the book that there is a misperception that Muslims spontaneously arose in anger over the cartoons when they really were symbols manipulated by those already involved in violence. Donatich said there wasn't time for the experts to read the book, but they were told of the context. He said reviewers and the publications committee did not object, but were not asked about the security risk. Many Muslim nations want to restrict speech to prevent insults to Islam they claim have proliferated since the terrorist attacks in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International, a world affairs columnist and CNN host who serves on Yale's governing board, said he told Yale that he believed publishing the images would have provoked violence. "As a journalist and public commentator, I believe deeply in the First Amendment and academic freedom," Zakaria said. "But in this instance Yale Press was confronted with a clear threat of violence and loss of life." Keep headed down this road America, and you'll rue the day... Wake Up!!

How Many Answers Do You Know?

How and why did our education field start failing us? Did it have to do with the introduction of unionism, do you think? You know, same pay for every teacher regardless of effectiveness? And then tenure after so many years on the job. Yeah, that's a good system, isn't it? And this president wants to continue to strengthen unions! What a moronic position for the leader of the country to take. This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina , Kansas , USA . It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina , and reprinted by the Salina Journal. 8th Grade Final Exam: Salina , KS - 1895 Grammar (Time, one hour) 1. Give nine rules for the use of capital letters. 2. Name the parts of speech and define those that have no modifications. 3. Define verse, stanza and paragraph 4. What are the principal parts of a verb? Give principal parts of 'lie,''play, ' and 'run.' 5. Define case; illustrate each case. 6 What is punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of punctuation. 7 - 10. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar. Arithmetic (Time,1 hour 15 minutes) 1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic. 2. A wagon box is 2 ft. Deep, 10 feet long, and 3 ft. Wide. How many bushels of wheat will it hold? 3. If a load of wheat weighs 3,942 lbs., what is it worth at 50cts/bushel, deducting 1,050 lbs. for tare? 4. District No 33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals? 5. Find the cost of 6,720 lbs. Coal at $6.00 per ton. 6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7 percent. 7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft.. Long at $20 per metre? 8. Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent. 9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance of which is 640 rods? 10.Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt U.S. History (Time, 45 minutes) 1. Give the epochs into which U.S. History is divided 2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus 3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War. 4. Show the territorial growth of the United States 5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas 6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion. 7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton , Bell , Lincoln , Penn, and Howe? 8. Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, 1865. Orthography (Time, one hour) [Do we even know what this is??] 1. What is meant by the following: alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, syllabication 2. What are elementary sounds? How classified? 3. What are the following, and give examples of each: trigraph, subvocals, diphthong, cognate letters, linguals 4. Give four substitutes for caret 'u.' (HUH?) 5. Give two rules for spelling words with final 'e.' Name two exceptions under each rule. 6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each. 7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: bi, dis-mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, sup. 8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: card, ball, mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last. 9. Use the following correctly in sentences: cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane , vain, vein, raze, raise, rays. 10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication. Geography (Time, one hour) 1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend? 2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas ? 3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean? 4. Describe the mountains of North America 5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia , Odessa , Denver , Manitoba , Hecla , Yukon , St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall and Orinoco 6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S. 7. Name all the republics of Europe and give the capital of each. 8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude? 9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers. 10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give the inclination of the earth.