Simo Hayha is the world's greatest sniper. He was a Finnish man who served a mandatory one year in the service, after his time there, he became a farmer. However, during the Winter War, he decided to take his rifle (a Finnish variant, M/28), sit in a tree, while it was snowing and kill the Russians. The Russians got scared after hearing of the man known as the "white death", (Hayha's knickname) and they sent troops after him. Eventually, he was shot in the jaw with an exploding bullet; but he survived, he was found by another solider and he regained consciousness the day the war ended.
He was credited with 500+ kills with his rifle and another 150+ kills with a SMG. He did it all in less than 100 days.
Russian # 1: The men said to be careful in this area.
Russian # 2: Why?
Russian # 1: They said something about the "white death".
Russian # 2: The "white death", isn't that Simo Hayha?
Russian # 1: .....
Russian # 2: Sir? Sir, what happ....
A name that is generally used as a nickname for the 26th president of the united states. He disliked being called teddy and prefered that people adress him by his rank. While growing up, Mr. Roosevelt had severe asthma, to the point where he had to sleep standing up sometimes. He was picked on for this, and his father encouraged him to take up boxing for self defense, he became experianced and practiced it in college, at Harvard.
He decided to retire to the badlands after his fall through with politics and his first wife's death. He became a deputy sheriff, and one time, he hunted down 3 men who had stolen his river boat. After a particularly bad winter where he lost most of his cattle he decided to move back east.
He married again and became interested in politics once more. In the 1900 election he was put on the republican ballot as v-p to McKinnley (the republicans feared him, for even though he was a part of their party he was too radical, so they decided to let him be v-p one time to quench his desire to hold office, they belived that he would step down afterwards). Unfortunatly for the republicans, McKinnley was shot in 1901 by some anarchist.
Mr. Roosevelt quickly started to change the way things ran, he started breaking up trusts; he was the first president to do so, which resulted in his nickname the "trustbuster". Whenever he did not get his way in congress, he would give a speech to the public, then the public would complain to their senators and representitives until Mr. Roosevelt got his way. He labled the white house a "bully pulpit" which was the perfect place for him to give his speeches.
Quick things about Mr. Roosevelt:
-one of the first presidents to have his voice recorded
-first predient to settle a labor dispute
-first,(and I believe only) president to win the nobel peace prize
-he set up a group of soliders known as the "rough riders" during the Spanish American War and they kicked ass
-he got the rights for the Panama Canal to be built
-he set off huge acres of land in America for conservation
-he liked to hunt wild animals for sport, he killed mountain lions with knives ocasionally
His presidency lasted from 1901-1909. His hand picked sucsesor, Taft, became the next president. Many of Taft's decisions enraged Mr. Roosevelt, which caused him to create the bull moose party and run for re-election in 1912. During one of his speeches Mr. Roosevelt was shot in the chest, but a folded copy of his 50 page speech and his glasses case in his chest pocket slowed the bullet. He hypothisized that the bullet did no major damage based on the fact that he was not coughing up blood. He continued the speech with, "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose."; he decided not to have the bullet removed and he lived with it for the rest of his life.
Theodore Roosevelt was one of the countries greatest preidents and is currently ranked as number 5-6 on many surveys.
qoute about Teddy Roosevelt after his death: "Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake there would have been a fight"
The concrete ceiling is the barrier associated with minority women that prevents them from making it far in the office work place. While some majority women are able to break through the glass ceiling, it is increadibly difficult for minority women to break through the concrete ceiling because they have to deal with both racism and sexism.
Many African American women encounter the concrete ceiling in the work place, which makes it difficult for them to be promoted to higher positions.
one who seeks to break up trusts. Trusts are corporate monopolies organized under a trusteeship for the sole purpose of eliminating compitition in the market place. This was used as a nickname for Theodore Roosevelt because he was the first president to break up trusts. He invented a sort of gentlemen's agreement with the trusts. He would notify any company if he thought their actions were illegal then he would give them time to change while looking at their records. If they did not change, then he would bring them to court.
While Taft broke up more trusts than Roosevelt, Roosevelt was the first trust buster.
1) Cotopaxi is a volcano in the Andes Mountains located in Ecuador. It is one of the tallest active volcanos in the world.
2)A song off of the Mars Volta's fifth studio album "Octahedron" (set to be released on June 26, 2009). The song was released on the internet as a promotion for the album.
1) Cotopaxi is known for its violent and semi-frequent eruptions.
2) Guy 1: Hey, I just bought Octahedron.
Guy 2: That's so cool, let's go listen to Cotopaxi.