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Giovanna_X

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PostedNov 24, 2012 7:31 am
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/Queen_Boudica_by_John_Opie.jpg
You said "a link."

Boudica of the Iceni.

She sought revenge against those who had flogged her, had violated her daughters, and had ensnared her tribe with predatory loans. She stood against imperialism and the machine of the Roman military.

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Selynar

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PostedNov 24, 2012 9:41 am
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Amanda Tapping
First SG1, then SGA, followed by Sanctuary and now in Supernatural Embarassed  


Dang, and somebody beat mine. Sad Good choice. Wink

<a><img src="http://i49.tinypic.com/2rpp3d0.jpg" border="0" </a><br><p>Kill one, you're a murderer. Kill thousands, you're a King. Kill them all... you're a GOD!</p>

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PostedNov 25, 2012 10:17 am

Fatmawati

Fatmawati (5 February 1923 – 14 May 1980) is a National Hero of Indonesia (Indonesian: Pahlawan Nasional Indonesia). As the first Indonesian First Lady, She was the third wife of Sukarno, the first president of Indonesia, and the mother of the first female president. She constructed the first flag flown by Indonesia.

miagatameskulo

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PostedNov 25, 2012 10:33 am
.....intresting

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PostedNov 25, 2012 1:31 pm

Marie Curie

Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist who lived between 1867-1934. Contributed greatly to our understanding of radioactivity and the effects of X-rays


cyanreid

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PostedNov 25, 2012 10:44 pm
Samantha Smith (June 29, 1972 - August 25, 1985)


There are a lot of female heroes and inspirational leaders out there in the world. Although most are admirable and have performed actions that resonated through history, many of them made their impacts later on in life; or well into their younger adult years. A number of them (just like 'heroes' of any gender, really) have an accomplishment that was limited to one part of the world, or were ushered in mostly by their peers. My question is this - what, exactly, did these people do when they were still children?

Did they, for instance, make a major contribution in stopping the cold war? At the age of 10?

A good way to envision the US and the USSR in the eighties was, well, that both sides hated each other with such passion that they were boycotting each other in the Olympics. Basically, the situation was tense; one could almost say that the nukes on the two sides were the only thing keeping the two powers from outright going to war with each other. Still, there probably aren't very many people in the United States that think of the Russian leadership as anything more than warmongers and evil overlords. For reference, think about your opinion of terrorists or Kim Jong-Il are today, and...yeah, that's about what it's like.

Samantha did one thing when she was 10. She asked her mother 'why does Russia want to start a war?', and then wrote a letter to the Soviet Union's new president, Yuri Andropov. This was the letter:

Samantha Price's letter wrote:
Dear Mr. Andropov,

My name is Samantha Smith. I am ten years old. Congratulations on your new job. I have been worrying about Russia and the United States getting into a nuclear war. Are you going to vote to have a war or not? If you aren't please tell me how you are going to help to not have a war. This question you do not have to answer, but I would like to know why you want to conquer the world or at least our country. God made the world for us to live together in peace and not to fight.

Sincerely,
Samantha Smith  


It was something very simple, but Andropov responded to the letter; he invited Samantha to the Soviet Union as a special guest, and from there, she started dismantling the hostility between the two nations. She didn't do anything grand - she simply chose to stay with Russian children rather than in the accommodations provided to her; she befriended Russian kids, learning not only Russian culture but also that the very children of the USSR, like the children of the US, did not want a war to happen.

She brought all of this insight back to the United States through the media's eyes and became an American ambassador, visiting Japan in 1983 and proposed what would quickly become a foreign exchange program between the US and the USSR. She wrote a book about her experiences, and went on multiple media outlets to exclaim that the Soviet people were 'just like us'. She eventually died from a plane crash at the age of 13, and became a champion of peace in Moscow with Gorbachev and Reagan themselves honoring her passing with their own messages of condolences.

In short, Samantha Price was the girl that paved the way for the end of the Cold War, and she did it all at the age of 10. She might not be astonishingly wealthy, gifted with a scientific mind, or had been backed by great military might, but she showed us how one person and a single letter could, quite literally, change the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samantha_Smith

echoeseternal

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PostedNov 26, 2012 2:21 pm


Nichelle Nichols (Uhuru from Star Trek) was a role model for young black children during the times of American segregation. She was one of the first black women on a television show that was not a servant, but actually a major respected supporting role in the series Star Trek. She is also known for being a part of the first inter-racial kiss on US TV.

After Star Trek, she worked with NASA to recruit female staffing, four of which went on to become astronauts who flew successful missions.

GMPaladin

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PostedNov 27, 2012 3:44 pm
Event has now ended and been rewarded!

Nice choices everyone!

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