The difference between rice and rice pilaf …
Steamed rice is just that – steamed rice. It makes an ideal side dish because it is essentially a blank canvas. It can be flavored with any seasoning, cheese or vegetable to mold to your specific taste. Rice can be made into different kinds of rice like fried, or Mexican or dirty.
Rice pilaf is steamed rice with built-in flavor, usually from a seasoned broth. Pilaf provides a flavor that is strong enough to be eaten as is, or can be the starting point for a side dish full of vegetables and other seasonings.
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We all loved the Lion King. Awesome movie, awesome graphics but NOT disney at it’s finest.
Disney seems to have ‘aquired’ the story from Tezuka ‘Kimba the White Lion’.
Allegedly based on the Hamlet (Shakespeare) the similarity to Tezuka seem all too close.
Wait till you read this…you’re gonna regret that Jedi training down payment
The Dorklyst: 6 Reasons Why the Empire is Better Than the Old Republic
By Jacob Chen / February 29, 2012
They weren’t always the nicest guys, but the Empire got sh*t done. Sometimes you’ve got to crack a few Alderaans to make a space omelet. The Empire turned a sand-hating drama queen into the galaxy’s most notorious badass. And at the very least, we can all agree that the movies were way better when they were in charge. With that in mind, here’s our tribute to the glorious Galactic Empire.
6. Technological Innovation
Well before Anakin picked up his first lightsaber, the galaxy was under the rule of the Old Republic. During its 25,000 year reign, there were startlingly few technological innovations. The Jedi still use the same sh*tty lightsabers, soldiers use the same sh*tty blasters, and ships travel using the same sh*tty hyperdrive systems.
Now compare that to the Empire. In less than 20 years, the Empire revolutionized space warfare with the creation of the Death Star, making all large warships functionally obsolete. They also invented the AT-AT, making all ground fortifications equally obsolete. They created the Executor, Sun Crusher, and cloaking technology. The Empire did more in a couple decades than the Republic did in several thousand.
5. Religious Freedom
During the reign of the Old Republic there was only 1 religion: the Force. Everywhere you went, you had to deal with self-important, self-righteous Jedi prattling about how the Force is everywhere and binds the galaxy together. And not only were they everywhere, they were indoctrinating children!
And then came the Clone Wars, the Empire, and the eradication of the Jedi. Suddenly, the galaxy got its first real taste of religious freedom. As Han Solo best said, “Kid, I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field that controls my destiny.” People all across the galaxy were finally free to believe that they controlled their own destiny.
4. Abstinence Only Education
Don’t get me wrong, if I was a kid I’d probably want to become a Jedi too. Lifting objects with my mind and waving a sword of light sounds pretty awesome. But there’s one tiny problem. JEDI ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE SEX. Can you believe that? The Jedi Temple takes in children from all across the galaxy and then gives them an abstinence only education – teaching them that if they have sex they will turn to the dark side. The Jedi aren’t allowed to marry or have children, or love. That might be fine when you’re a 12-year-old kid, but it probably gets depressing by the time you’re a teenager, say nothing of a lonely 40-year-old.
3. Recession Ending Public Works Projects
In the thousands of years of the Old Republic, the biggest public works project ever taken on by the government was probably a touch up of the Jedi Temple. Maybe a new paint job or something. If you’re poor and unemployed without connections in the Galactic senate, you’re kinda out of luck.
But not so in the Empire. The Empire is always tackling a new public works project to make sure there is plenty of economic redistribution to go around. Whether they’re recruiting stormtroopers (given their aim, clearly anyone was allowed to become one) constructing the Death Star, or building the Emperor a new palace, there was always work to be found and credits to be made.
2. No More Bureaucratic Absurdity
The Old Republic was ruled by the galactic senate. There were 1024 senators. Currently there are 100 senators in the US senate and we already can’t get anything done. By the time every senator has finished making a speech, the last senator would’ve already forgotten what the first senator said. The senate couldn’t even take action to punish the Trade Federation after it illegally started a war and attacked an allied planet while occupying its capital city.
The Empire had none of these shenanigans. There was one Emperor. And each sector had a Moff. The Moffs ruled efficiently and effectively. If a Moff misruled, the Emperor’s agents would report it to the Emperor who would come and kick some Moff ass.
1. Human Supremacy Over Alien Jerks
Besides the occasional furry sidekick, almost every alien in the Star Wars universe is a complete dick. There’s Jabba the Hutt (big fat dick), the Jawas (little dicks), the Sand People (robed dicks) and the Neimoidians (rich dicks). And I’m not even stereotyping here. Literally all Hutts were selfish megalomaniacs interested only in self-aggrandizement even at the expense of other sentient beings. All Neimodians were greedy traders willing to resort to the use of force and extortion to squeeze revenues from other member planets. All Sand People were exceptionally prone to violence and willing to kidnap and attack innocent moisture farmers.
Just ask yourself where you’d rather live: A world run by Darth Vader or one that would permit Jar Jar Binks to hold a position of power?
Someone watched a little to much Heathcliff growing up, i mean the car is even orange. This car can travel on land and see…um this vehicle can travel on land and sea….just like in Heathcliff…only that vehicle was a mobile home and submarine too. Crazy cartoon car. I don’t think this is the first land and sea car. The first one i think was in 1964 Amphicar
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Colleges and Universities in the U.S.
In the U.S., the word “college” can refer to any school in the higher ed universe, from the Big 10 to the two-year community college right in your home town. Most people think that the university vs. college debate has to do with the size of the campus or student enrollment. While it’s true that there are many U.S. universities that are much larger than colleges, it’s not always the size that matters. What does matter are the resources and programs the school has to offer.
As you may have already learned during your college search, colleges are made up of different academic departments, while universities are made up of different colleges or schools that are separate entities from each other. For example, if you go off to a college, you might declare a major in the Business department. But if you go to a university, such as the very large Texas A & M in College Station, Texas—more than 38,000 undergrads alone!–you will eventually find yourself a student in one of the 10 smaller colleges on campus, like the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Science.
Of course, there are exceptions to every rule. Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA is very much a university, but since there already is a Boston University, the moniker remains. Also, Depauw University in Greencastle, IN has just around 2,400 students despite having earned university distinction. So does that mean it’s possible to grow from a college into a university? Sure—just ask the good people at Quinnipiac University, known as Quinnipiac College up until 2000.
Colleges and Universities in Canada
This explanation is more cut and dry: If you hear a Canadian friend say that he or she is off to university in the fall, it’s not a matter of opting for the bigger word. In Canada, universities are degree-granting institutions, while colleges award only career diplomas and certificates. So while American students group colleges, universities, conservatories, and other degree-granting institutions under the name umbrella term “college,” there is an actual difference in the Great White North.
So there you have it. Should you make a decision based on whether or not your school is a college or university? Absolutely not. Your decision needs to be made based on your own goals and interests, not on whether a school is a college or a university.