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  1. Jan 2017
    1. "My rule is to behave equally toward all of my wives," he said. "But the first wife was very, very jealous when the second wife came. When the third arrived, the first two created an alliance against her. So I have to be a good diplomat."

      Women do not like multiple wives, as they get quite jealous.

    2. Many men in this region are forced into marriages when they are as young as 13

      In our society 13 is pretty young to be getting married.

    3. Ottoman period, when harem culture abounded and having several wives was viewed as a symbol of influence, sexual prowess and wealth.

      This was when polygamy gave you benefits like looking wealthy.

    4. Because polygamous marriages are not recognized by the state -- imams who conduct them are subject to punishment -- the wives have no legal status, making them vulnerable when marriages turn violent.

      I find that this is a good way to get people to stop polygamy.

    5. his struggle to remember all of his children's names.

      This is kinda sad because he can't even remember all of his children's names.

    6. With his 5 wives, 55 children and 80 grandchildren, 400 sheep, 1,200 acres of land and a small army of servants, Aga Mehmet Arslan would seem an unlikely defender of monogamy.

      This is very very different from our society today.

  2. Nov 2016
    1. Henry Fuseli’s famous “Nightmare

      A famous painting

    2. Many Latin American countries hold similar celebrations, with some colorful regional differences:  In Ecuador, the Day of the Dead is observed with ceremonial foods such as colada morada, a spiced fruit porridge, and guagua de pan, a bread shaped like a swaddled infant

      Different traditions in many places for the same holiday.

    3. I was particularly fond of the sugar skulls; I always tried to bite into them, but they tend to be so hard that I would have to ask my father to break mine with a hammer

      In honor of the dead people tend to get sugar skulls and decorate them.

    4. Mexico is known as Día de los Muertos, “Day of the Dead,” and celebrations take place on the first two days of November, when family and friends gather to remember loved ones who have died.

      The Day of the Dead is a holiday in which you honor loved ones that have died.

    5. The evening before All Saints Day was referred to as All Hallows’ Eve, which eventually

      Makes sense seeming that Day of the Dead is on November 1st, and Halloween is on October 31st.

    6. Some blocks in my neighborhood are getting downright spooky – front yards are filling with spider webs and tombstones, and ghosts peek through the bushes.

      The american way for setting up for the holiday known as Halloween.

  3. Oct 2016
    1. allowing it to offer dual-language instruction in Spanish and English from kindergarten through fifth grade.

      I find this pretty cool because it gives people more of a variety to what they can learn.

    2. are parents seeking a quality education for their children and the real-life costs of English-only education.

      Parents should seek the best education for their children, especially if you want them to succeed.

    3. allows public schools to bypass Proposition 227 if parents sign a waiver

      Why are they making parents sign a waiver for learning a language? Its only a language, not like it can do anything to hurt you.

    4. “a substantial spillover effect”—higher math and reading scores—for children from English-only homes who were enrolled in schools with bilingual education programs.

      These statistics make me wonder why california hasn't reversed their decision yet.

    5. abolish bilingual education in California

      This seems very bizarre to me because why would they want children to learn less? I thought the point of school was to push your children, not restrict them.

  4. Sep 2016
  5. online.salempress.com.lacademy.idm.oclc.org online.salempress.com.lacademy.idm.oclc.org
    1. Education for school age children between the first and ninth grades is free and compulsory in El Salvador. After the ninth grade, students can study for three more years towards an academic diploma, or choose vocational training.

      This may not be as much schooling as America, but that is still pretty good compared to other countries.

    2. Freedom of speech is guaranteed by the constitution of the republic and the government respects these rights, leading to a diverse selection of independent media outlets.

      This is great, because Freedom of speech just makes the people in the country even more free, because they can say what they want to.

    3. There are also a variety of magazines available in El Salvador, in both Spanish and English.

      This is pretty good for salvadorians who want to practice their english, if they are choosing to learn it. It is also nice for the visiting americans, to read the news if they can't read/speak spanish.

    4. There are approximately 65 airports in El Salvador. However, only Aeropuerto Internacional de El Salvador, located 44 kilometers (27 miles) outside of San Salvador, handles international traffic.

      I find that this weird, seeming that is a ton of airports, but there still is only 1 international airport.

    5. Public buses are the most common form of public transportation in El Salvador.

      This is pretty cool, seeming that not a lot of places actually have public transportation.

    6. and it is more common to serve single plates with a number of dishes mixed.

      I find that this is also pretty common in the US.

    7. Most Salvadorans eat three meals a day.

      This seems like most salvadorans have the money to afford 3 meals a day, which not all countrys can do

    8. Spanish is the official language of El Salvador. Among the more educated, English is the most common second language.

      If u were to visit El Salvador, this would be very useful seeming English is the most common second language. It would be a good idea to learn some Spanish survival sayings first though.

    9. Land Area: 20,721 square kilometers (8,000 square miles)

      This is really small compared to the united states land area. The land area for the united states is 3.806 Million Square Miles

    10. Currency: United States dollar

      I find that this is weird because El Salvador is actually pretty far away from the US. It is in the middle of central america, so u would expect for them to use a different currency.

    11. (In 2011, the estimated population of the San Salvador metropolitan area was unofficially 2.44 million.)

      This is about 1/3 of the population for the entire country. Thats a lot of people in one place at one time for a country that small.

    12. The average population density is approximately 299 persons per square kilometer (774 per square mile).

      This means that El Salvador is clearly a small country, because if there is about 6 million people for the population, and there is 774 people per square mile, the amount of land is small.

    13. El Salvador's population growth has slowed, with a decline in the number of youths and a slowly aging population. Life expectancy is 71 years for men and 78 years for women (2014 estimate). Over one million Salvadorans, or approximately 20 percent of the population, live abroad, mainly because of economic and social hardship within their native country. During the civil war, an estimated 75,000 Salvadorans were killed.

      I found this interesting because El Salvador has quite a small population, so 75,000 people is a lot of people to die in a civil war.

    1. El Salvador's population growth has slowed, with a decline in the number of youths and a slowly aging population. Life expectancy is 71 years for men and 78 years for women (2014 estimate). Over one million Salvadorans, or approximately 20 percent of the population, live abroad, mainly because of economic and social hardship within their native country. During the civil war, an estimated 75,000 Salvadorans were killed

      I find that the last part of this is pretty interesting. Seeming that El Salvador doesn't have that big of a population, a civil war where 75,000 people died is pretty huge.

    1. Census Bureau

      I don't think the census should be allowed to do some of the things that they do. Like this story about Latinos, they seemingly can be pretty racist.

    2. because, as the census guide notes, “people of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin may be of any race,” and more than a third of Latinos check “other.”

      This is pretty racist, seeming that Latinos can be either Hispanic, Spanish, or Latino.

    3. “Whenever you have people who can’t find themselves in the question, it’s a bad question,”

      This is very true

    4. More than 18 million Latinos checked this “other” box in the 2010 census, up from 14.9 million in 2000.

      This just shows how many more Latinos now a days thing that the census is racist

    5. Erica Lubliner, who has fair skin and green eyes — legacies of her Jewish father and her Mexican mother — said she was so “conflicted” about the race question on the census form that she left it blank.

      I agree with this because what she looked like might have actually been different than her race. She isn't necessarily 1 race either.

    1. Ethnography

      Ethnography is the work of describing a culture. The work that cultural anthropologists do.

    2. the almost universal belief that all people define the real world of objects, events, and living creatures in pretty much the same way.

      The definition of naive realism.