Climbing Mount Everest (Photos)

This is the only way many of us will see a panoramic view from Mount Everest. 


Mt. Everest Journey : Everest Avalanche Tragedy : Discovery Channel


Participation in the US Armed Forces

The graph shows the decline in size of the US Military relative to the population of the United States. Over 2 percent of the population was in the military during Korea. Even with the buildup during Vietnam participation was less than 2 percent of the population.

Today only about .5 a percent of the US Population is in the military.  This refutes two assertions:

The left says we have too large a military, but it is much smaller today as a percent of total population.

The right says we have too any people working for government, but the US Military is much smaller than before.



Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold (January 11, 1887 – April 21, 1948) was an American author, scientist, ecologist, forester, conservationist, and environmentalist. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin and is best known for his book A Sand County Almanac (1949), which has sold more than two million copies.

Leopold was influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and in the movement for wilderness conservation. His ethics of nature and wildlife preservation had a profound impact on the environmental movement, with his ecocentric or holistic ethics regarding land. He emphasized biodiversity and ecology and was a founder of the science of wildlife management.

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    Aldo Leopold is acknowledged by some as the father of wildlife conservation in this country, but is best know as author of 'A Sand County Almanac.'
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    Short article about the career and contributions of the namesake of the Aldo LeopoldWilderness Research Institute.
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    Aldo Leopold was born in Burlington, Iowa, on January 11, 1887, the son of a prominent manufacturer of finest-quality walnut desks and grandson of a ...
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    Aldo Leopold is considered by many to have been the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th Century. Leopold's legacy spans the disciplines of forestry ...
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    Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) had lasting impact on natural resource management and policy in the early to mid-twentieth century and his influence has continued ...
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Peoria Sculpture Walk

Solstice, Galactic Spiral by Mark Richey

The Sculpture Walk is a great addition to Peoria. The sculpture on the right is my favorite sculpture on the walk.

Enjoy your visit to Peoria, and check out the great sculptures, the new visitor center, the Caterpillar Visitor Center, the riverfront, and the rapidly improving Warehouse District just south of downtown and I-74, just west of the Illinois River.



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