Sunday, December 17, 2017

Togo 2007

The soil from Togo was collected by Idamou N'Tcha close to his home in the Tamberma Valley on September 15th 2007.  Ambassador Dunn and Peace Corp volunteer Charlie Gillig made the contact and collection possible.
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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Here is a model on a 30 to 1 scale presenting populations within Gross Domestic Product (GDP) categories.  The full scale structure would measure 50 feet by 90 feet. There are 34 squares each representing populations within GDP per capita levels of $2,000.

Viewing from the top, each square foot (within each square)  equals about
3,000,000 people.  For example,  218,017,976 people are in countries with a GDP per capita between
$12,000 and $14,000.  The square measures 8.5' by 8.5' or 72.5 square feet ( 72.5 x 3,008,000 or about
218 million people).

The height of the square (oblong) represents the GDP per capita : each .75 feet =  $2,000.  So for this population of 218,017,976 the square rises nearly 5 feet ( 7 x .75 = 5).

The largest square measures 29 feet per side or 850 sq feet ( population @ 2,558,366,717 ).  The structure is only 9 inches high or GDP per capita under $2,000.  This is 35% of the planet's population, a dismal number indeed.  In fact nearly 75% of the people on Earth live in countries with a GDP per capita under $8,000.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Freed slaves from America

Florence Dukuly writes about our collection from Liberia : " In 1822, the first 86 voluntary Black emigrants landed on Cape Montserrado, on what was then known as the Green Coast (now Providence Island). They arrived with the White Agents of the American Colonization Society."

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Death in Tunisia

Karen Schoppl, Allyson Cornish and David Ballard helped in the gathering of soil September 12th, 2006 from the American Battle Cemetery at Carthage.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

9-11 06 at The Chellah, Morocco

The U.S. Embassy in Morocco arranged for this collection from The Chella at Rabat on September 11, 2006.  Thank you Ambassador Riley and collector Hassan Chaabi.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Oman soil collection on fifth anniversary of 9/11

Derek Hoffmann helped gather soil close to the United States Embassy in Muscat on the fifth anniversary of history's most devastating terrorist attacks, September 11, 2006.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sao Tome & Principe 2006

Sao Tome & Principe's soil was collected on September 2nd, 2006 at Roca Sao Joa, Sao Tome , thanks to Michael Garcia.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Paraguay collection 2006

The soil from Paraguay was collected September 1st, 2006 at Ita Pyta Punta, Asuncion by Bruce Kleiner.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Gabon soil collection

The soil from Gabon was collected in Lamarene at the Albert Schwseitzer Hospital site by Michael Garcia on August 31, 2006.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Kiribati 2006

Bonnie McQuiston gathered soil on August 25, 2006 from Kariatebike Village, Abemama Island.

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