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- Persian Empire Maps (About.com - Gill)
Provides ancient maps of the Persian Empire. 11-01
- Asia Minor and the Ancient Persians 1 (HyperHistory.com)
Provides maps of Asia Minor during 1000 B.C. to 400 B.C., including the rise and fall of the Persian Empire. 11-01
- Asia Minor and the Ancient Persians 2 (HyperHistory.com)
Provides maps of Asia Minor (Middle East) during 500 B.C. to 1 A.D., including the fall of the Persian Empire and the rise of Macedonian, Greek, and Roman Empires. 11-01
- News in Persian (BB News)
Provides news in Persian.
- Persian Encyclopedia (Wikipedia.org)
Provides over 1,000 articles in the language. 12-04
- Ancient Civilizations (About.com - Gill)
Provides information on the art, mythology, laws, and daily life of ancient Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Illyrians, Celts, Phoenicians, and Persians. 6-99
- Cats by Breed (Planet-Pets.com)
Provides information on cats by breed. Click on the name of the cat (on the left side of their Web page) for additional information on each breed. Includes Abyssinian, American Curl, American Shorthair, American Wirehair, Balinese, Bengal, Birman, Bombay, British Shorthair, Burmese, Burmilla, Chartreux, Colorpoint Shorthair, Cornish Rex, Cymric, Devon Rex, Egyptian Mau, Exotic Shorthair, Foreign Burmese, Havanna Brown, Himalayan, Japanese Bobtail, Javanese, Kashmir, Korat, Maine Coon, Manx, Norwegian Forest Cat, Ocicat, Oriental Longhair, Oriental Shorthair, Persian, Peke-faced Persian, Ragdoll, Russian Blue, Scottish Fold, Siamese, Siberian, Singapura, Somali, Sphynx, Tonkinese, Turkish Angora, and Turkish Van. 8-00
- Maps of the Middle East Maps (University of Texas)
Provides maps of Israel, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Jerusalem, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria, Egypt, Jericho, Persian Gulf, Strait of Tiran, Palestinian Refugee Camps, Strait of Hormuz, Kurdish Lands, and more. 10-00
- Cheney, Dick - Former Secretary of Defense and Current Vice-President (The Center for Public Integrity)
"As secretary of defense, Cheney saw the fall of the Soviet Union, helped conduct the Panama invasion to oust Manuel Noriega, and sent the first American troops to Somalia with the Unified Task Force (UNITAF) to help provide relief assistance. But his greatest challenge was the Persian Gulf War."
"The former White House chief of staff, congressman and secretary of defense quickly added to his resume. While working a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, Cheney served on the board of directors for such prominent companies like US West, Procter and Gamble, and Lockheed Martin and still managed to lecture widely across the United States."
"But it wasn't until 1995 that his career really took off when he became the CEO of the Dallas-based oil services firm, Halliburton Co. Cheney's arrival was a watershed event that brought the company an unprecedented level of profitability. During Cheney's tenure at Halliburton revenue more than doubled, thanks in part to Cheney's ability to secure overseas business for the firm. By the time Cheney left the firm, in the summer of 2000, overseas operations accounted for 68 percent for total revenues, up from 51 percent when he arrived. By the time the 2000 Presidential election was gearing up, Halliburton had become the world's largest diversified energy services company of its kind."
"In the April 2000, Cheney agreed to chair then-Gov. George W. Bush's vice-presidential selection committee. In May, he assured Halliburton stockholders that he had no intentions of leaving his position for another Bush administration. But this proved to be a promise that he wouldn't keep."
"In July 2000, Bush announced that Cheney would be his running mate. Cheney prepared for the campaign and pledged to forfeit his interests in the private sector, specifically in Halliburton."
"In January 2001, Bush was inaugurated as the 43rd President after the closest election in U.S. history, with Cheney serving as his vice president." 1-04
- Energy and Oil: Kerry (Issue2000.org)
"I support updating CAFE standards to 36 miles per gallon by 2015. This proposal will reduce America's dependence on oil by saving 2 million barrels of oil per day -- almost as much as we currently import from the Persian Gulf. It will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, smog and ozone pollution."
"We have to encourage the use of hybrid vehicles and invest in research and development. We have to set a goal by 2020 that 20 percent of our energy will come from renewable fuels. I am going to create an energy efficient trust fund to look for news sources of energy and we are going to create tens of thousands of jobs doing that. We can't drill our way out of this."
"We only have 3% of the world's oil reserves. There is no physical way for the US to drill its way out of this problem. We have to invent our way out of this problem. The sooner that we commit America to the science & discovery of renewable alternatives, the better off America will be, the better our health will be, the more effective our economy would be, the better our national security will be, and the better world citizen we will be. We need to commit ourselves to energy independence now." 2-04
- Arafat, Yasser - Biography (NobelPrize.org)
"Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat As Qudwa al-Hussaeini was born on 24 August 1929 in Cairo**, his father a textile merchant who was a Palestinian with some Egyptian ancestry, his mother from an old Palestinian family in Jerusalem."
In a speech at a special United Nations session held in Geneva, Switzerland, Arafat declared that the PLO renounced terrorism and supported 'the right of all parties concerned in the Middle East conflict to live in peace and security, including the state of Palestine, Israel and other neighbours.' "
The prospects for a peace agreement with Israel now brightened. After a setback when the PLO supported Iraq in the Persian Gulf War of 1991, the peace process began in earnest, leading to the Oslo Accords of 1993."
"This agreement included provision for the Palestinian elections which took place in early 1996, and Arafat was elected President of the Palestine Authority."Arafat won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with Israel and the United States toward peace in the Middle East. 1-05
- -06-23-05 General: Iraqi Insurgency Not Weakened (MSNBC News)
"The top American military commander in the Persian Gulf disputed a contention by Vice President Dick Cheney that the Iraqi insurgency was in its 'last throes' and told Congress on Thursday that its strength was basically undiminished from six months ago."
"Furthermore, Gen. John Abizaid told the Senate Armed Services Committee, 'I believe there are more foreign fighters coming into Iraq than there were six months ago.' ”
"Iraqis are to vote on the proposed constitution in a referendum by Oct. 15. It must be ratified by a two-thirds majority of voters. If approved, elections for a permanent government would be held by Dec. 15." 6-05
- Cyrus the Great (Wikipedia.org)
"As leader of the Persian people in Anshan, he conquered the Medes and unified the two separate Iranian kingdoms; as the king of Persia, he reigned over the new empire from 559 BC until his death. The empire expanded under his rule, eventually conquering most of Southwest Asia, much of Central Asia, and much of the Indian frontier to create the largest nation the world had yet seen." 01-07
- Cyrus the Great (IranChamber.com)
"Cyrus (580-529 BC) was the first Achaemenid Emperor. He founded Persia by uniting the two original Iranian Tribes- the Medes and the Persians. Although he was known to be a great conqueror, who at one point controlled one of the greatest Empires ever seen, he is best remembered for his unprecedented tolerance and magnanimous attitude towards those he defeated." 01-07
- PowerPoint Presentations and Lessons (Pete's PowerPoint Station)
Provides lessons by topic area. 1-07
- 01-15-07 Kuwaiti Royal Sentenced to Death (MSNBC News)
"A court has convicted a member of Kuwait’s ruling family for drug trafficking and it condemned him to death, according to a ruling obtained Monday."
"It is believed to be the first time that a member of a ruling family in one of the Persian Gulf Arab states has received the death sentence for a drug offense." 01-07
- -Editorial: Most Underrated President: George H.W. Bush (U.S. News)
"Of course my vote goes to 41, not only for the courage it took to sign the 1990 budget deal and his handling of the first Persian Gulf War, but also for his leadership on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Points of Light movement. What a life of public service—from teenage war hero to member of Congress, U.N. ambassador, head of the Republican Party, director of the CIA, U.S. liaison to China, vice president, president, and now a point of light himself. So he's got my vote, but let me know who your choice would be." 02-12
- -The Myth of a "Surgical Strike" Against Iran's Nuclear Program (Time.com)
"At a 20% release, the IDLH plume will travel 9 miles covering 41 square miles and could expose some of the 352,000 residents, mainly in districts 13, 4, and 6, as well as residents in the region north of district 4. If we assume a conservative casualty rate of 5 to 20% among these populations, we can expect casualties in the range of 12,000-70,000 people."
"The environmental degradation due to the spread of airborne uranium compounds, and their entry into water, soil and the food chain, would likely introduce long-term, chronic health risks, including spikes in cancer rates and birth defects."
"Not only that: an attack on Iran’s nuclear sites could prove contagious. “An attack on the Bushehr nuclear power plant would pose a grave environmental and economic threat to civilians in Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Saudi Arabia,” the report said. “It would not only devastate the important business centers and fishing communities of the Persian Gulf, but also contaminate desalination plants, port facilities and oil fields.” 10-12
- Biomass Usage (NRDC.org)
"Biomass energy comes from plants -- things like wood waste, corn kernels, or non-food 'energy' crops, which can be used to make liquid fuels, heat or electricity. Biomass accounts for roughly half of all the renewable energy produced in the United States, and we use more of it than any other country in the world."
"Our challenge is to ensure that biomass energy is produced in ways that reduce global warming pollution, protect the environment, and do not impact the global food market. In other words, biomass energy should do the job better than the fossil fuel energy it replaces."
"Setting standards for how we can maximize the benefits of biomass energy will help the industry continue to grow and develop profitably and sustainably. Simply turning existing waste from farms and forests into biomass energy could produce about 7,500 megawatts of power each year -- enough for every home in New England. And aggressive action to develop the best biofuels could allow America to produce the home-grown equivalent of all the oil we import from the Persian Gulf by 2050." 12-12
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