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Great Sledding Hills in the Washington DC Area

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Sledding in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia, there are plenty of good places to play in the snow on a wintery day in the Washington DC area
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Jonas has an interesting sledding experience in The Giver. He might enjoy taking some time to sled with others at some well known sledding locations in the area.

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Species List | Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Animals | WWF

WWF is committed to saving endangered species. Learn more about the species we are working to protecting from becoming endangered or extinct.
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The children in The Giver are given comfort objects. Jonas calls them by their proper names but really has not reference point about animals since they have been extinct in his community.

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Animal Farm - Book Review

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Is Animal Farm OK for your child? Read Common Sense Media's book review to help you make informed decisions.
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Why Is 'Hunger Games' On Banned Book List? - Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV

Why Is 'Hunger Games' On Banned Book List? - Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV | Jonas Page | Scoop.it

In honor of Banned Books Week, Hobnobbing turns the page of other controversial novels turned into movies.

 

This article mostly explains why books can be banned and how books become banned. In the past 2 years "The Hunger Games" has been one of the most banned books. The novel is not unlike a book calle "Fahrenheite 451" which also speaks out against societies that do not advocate "thinking". "The Hunger Games" was made into a movie which is why it was placed on this list. "The Hunger Games" was banned because of anti-ethnic, anti-family, intensity, offensive language, occult/satanic, violence. Towards the end of the article a few other novels that had made into movies were included, which were "Harry Potter"," Bridge to Terabithia", "The Perks of Being a Wallflower", "The Golden Compass", "My Sister's Keeper", and "Twilight". The reasons cited were extensive and included most things from unsuited for age group to sexism, homosexuality to religous viewpoint, occult/satanism to offensive language.


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Ian Seal's comment, October 29, 2012 12:16 PM
I disagree with the banning of books. I feel that censoring is not only bad on the writer, but on the reader. Most of the books that are banned are non-fiction, an example Hunger Games. Taking out these books is harmful on the reader and writer because it limits what the reader can read, and limits the audience of the writer. Most of the reasons behind the banning of books are unreasonable, i. e. the reason why the hunger games is banned. So that is why I don't like the idea of banned books.
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Meaning of The Scream (1893) Painting by Edvard Munch: Art Analysis

Meaning of The Scream (1893) Painting by Edvard Munch: Art Analysis | Jonas Page | Scoop.it
What is the meaning of The Scream 1893 painting by Edvard Munch? Art analysis and interpretation.
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Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson

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Richard Cory - by Edwin Arlington Robinson. Whenever Richard Cory went down town, We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favored, and imperially slim.
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Richard Cory, like Jonas, presents himself to his fellow citizens in a false way. Though he seems pleasant and happy, he obviously, like Jonas, has a lot of internal struggles going on- hence the outcome.

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The Roman Catholic Church's Views on Euthanasia

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This article describes different religion's view on euthanasia, mainly focusing on the Roman Catholic Church. Catholocism is said to be the group the protests euthanasia the most. According to the church, suicide is absolutely forbidden, unlike many other religions. This seems to be a road block to many parts of the world regarding the legalization of euthanasia, as this a a very popular religion around the world. The article leaves us with a quote which somes up the church's views,

...For it is a question of the violation of the divine law, an offense against the dignity of the human person, a crime against life, and an attack on humanity." - Roman Catholic Declaration on Euthanasia.


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Banned book list excludes those banned by libraries themselves

Libraries refuse books on ex-gay issues while carrying explicit “gay” books The American Library Association's banned book list features two books promoting the “gay” lifestyle, including one with graphic imagery, while ...

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Are We Doomed to Food Insecurity?

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New study shows billions more people reliant on food imports in 2050- Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Half the world's population—5.2 billion people—could be doomed to an insecure and greenhouse gas-causing reliance on food imports by 2050, according to a new study.

In the study appearing in Environmental Research Letters, Marianela Fader of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and her team looked at water and land constraints affecting national food self-sufficiency, and investigated how cropland expansion and increased productivity could create the potential for greater national food self-sufficiency.

As the