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April 29, 2017

River Dams

The study of the Snake River dams gives us a perfect example of how dam improvements can make a difference in the environment, as well as provide valuable knowledge that the rest of the world can apply to other dam projects.

It is interesting to note that civilizations have used dams as early as the Mesopotamian and Egyptian eras BCE. They used dams for flood control as well as to irrigate their crop fields.

According to Lt. Col. Vail, the study done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the four lower Snake River dams provides valuable data that is very important to take into consideration.

April 23, 2017

Fundraising Dos and Don’ts

What I learned from my fund raising class really opened my eyes wide. I had this misconception that when one fundraised, one had to appeal to the donor’s apathy to give for a good cause.

Well, the good cause part is okay, but what I did not really realize is that nonprofit leadership is the service to do good in our society.

Our society has accepted open market capitalism for the  reason that other systems have failed to provide a good living to all people. So, in a capitalist system, citizens are free to accumulate wealth.

April 19, 2017

Essay "The Cove"

The Cove

The documentary, “The Cove,” represents the abject, inexcusable cruelty of humans in depicting the large-scale slaughtering of marine mammals, namely dolphins and whales by Japan. A group of passionate activists banded together and, over several years, tried to make the public aware of what was and is taking place. The sadness of this is that dolphins are not only intelligent beings, but also self-aware beings like humans.