# Zero

The zero is used to determine the positional value of a certain number within the mathematics world and to indicate the absence of quantity. The zero is needed in the positional number system that is used by people today. When you think about the position of any number in the positional numeral system it determines the value of that position. For example, in 567 the 5 stands for five hundred, and the 6 stands for six tens (sixty) and the 7 stands for seven ones or six units. In order to write the number five hundred six dollars you would have to include a zero to show that there are no tens in the number.

In school you learn that when you add a number to zero you get the original number. When you subtract you also get the original number. Multiplying a number by zero will automatically give you a zero. By dividing a number by zero it becomes indefinable. Yes it is just common sense to know these things.

It is believed that the Maya Indians invented the concept of Zero before 300 A.D. Several years later the Hindus developed the concept of the zero independently a few hundred years later after the Maya Indians did.

This ends the A to Z challenge it has been  a fun experience, and I am looking forward to the next challenge of writing. Adding more articles to my blog for the viewer’s to enjoy.

# A List of Reasons Why I Like To Write

3. It brings out moments of your life or someone else’s life.

4. You can recall the important memories and some memories that are hard to bear.

5. It shows you what you have accomplished throughout your life.

6. It allows you to voice your opinions about things that are  going on in the world.

7. It helps improve your ideas and brings out new ideas.

8. I enjoy writing and taking notes of people, places, and things in my life.

10. You can make a difference in other people’s life.

11. It says something about who you are.

12. Notation of important events in your life and the ones surrounded in your life.

# A Goal Achieved

302 Followers

I would like to say thank you to all you amazing people for following this blog. When I started this blog I never thought that I would have such an audience like this. It gives you this warm feeling inside to know that people actually enjoy the articles that you write about on your blog.

I appreciate all the comments, and likes for the posts that I have put on my blog. I hope that in the future of my blogging experience you enjoy the posts and information that I put on this blog.

You are a wonderful audience I should have never stopped writing articles two years ago. However, there were many things going on in life that you just cannot put to the side. Now, I am in that mode of writing for myself because I enjoy it. Now, I have the time to write about the things that interest me as well as other around me.

# Yogurt

Everyone loves yogurt! Well there are some that do not like yogurt because of the texture of it. However, I am one of those people who love it and could eat it all the time.

Yogurt is a product that is made from milk. It is ranked a popular food in many countries throughout the world. People in Turkey, Iran, and other countries have eaten this for many years. It helps with digestive problems, and is a healthy choice compared to the junk food that people eat. People who make yogurt add two types of bacteria to the yogurt they are Lactobacillus bulgaricus, and Streptococcus lactis, which causes the yogurt to ferment. Yogurt comes in many flavors that would satisfy anyone’s appetite for a snack. My favorite is blueberry, strawberry, peach, lemon, and of course chocolate. Many people like the plain yogurt so that they can add their own types of fruit to the yogurt. We would eventually like to make our own yogurt like many people do at their homes. You cannot go wrong with eating yogurt because of the healthy effects that it has on your body.

# Watching the U.S. Tornado Outbreak from Space

Interesting to see something like this happen right before your eyes. I personally, have never witnessed anything like this.

NASA has just released an animation of visible and infrared satellite data from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite that shows the development and movement of the weather system that spawned tornadoes affecting seven central and southern U.S. states on April 27-28, 2014. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured infrared data on the system that revealed powerful storms, high into the troposphere.

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# Drug debate: Will punishing women who take drugs while pregnant – WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

In my opinion I think that they should do this because they are not only hurting themselves; they are making their unborn child addicted to drugs that they should not be addicted to. Come on if a woman is taking drugs while they are pregnant they do not need to have children in the first place.

Putting them in a rehab is not going to solve anything because when they get out they will fall right back into the same problem they were in before. Before you know it they will be pregnant again without regards to what the drugs are doing to the baby growing inside of them.

You cannot help those who do not want to help themselves. Therefore, if it is going to take drug testing them before and after the baby is born so be it. No one can say whether or not they are not going to use after the baby is born. Once you become an addict of drugs that is all you think about and nothing else.

The doctors are the ones prescribing this medication, and drugs except for what they get on the street. They are going to be right back in the line getting more so they can get their fix. They are not going to care what happens to the child and personally I do not think that a woman who is pregnant; doing drugs; and not paying attention to what is happening to the unborn child should be able to keep it after it is born.

Maybe it will be a wakeup call and maybe it will not be a wakeup call. It was their choice to do the drugs and put the baby in danger so they should buck up and take the consequences of their actions.

Drug debate: Will punishing women who take drugs while pregnant – WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

# XYZ~An Undeclared War

During this challenge I have not had that much of a problem finding something to write about for the letters of the alphabet. However, when you get to the last part of the challenge it becomes challenging. Needless to say there is not much in the way of words starting with “X”. There were a couple of things in “The Encyclopedia Britannica” that peaked my interest.

Onto the  actual article!

The XYZ was an undeclared war that happened in 1797 and into 1798. The controversial exchange of diplomatic proposals was between France, and the United States.  The result of this confrontation between France, and the United States was due to strained relations between the nations. Furthermore, they were demanding outrageous amounts of money from France during the XYZ affair. In the midst of the XYZ affair that let the United States, and France to fight at sea even though war was never declared during this time.

The XYZ affair was developing during the war with France and Great Britain. During this time the British captured many of the French ships during the war, which led the French to rely on the American ships to keep trades going between the France, and the United States. In 1796, the “British Jay Treaty” went into effect and this made the French enraged at the United States.  Moreover, the “British Jay Treaty” was a failure because Americans could no longer trade with France. Therefore, the French would seize the American Ships and their cargoes.

During the Adams administration he had appointed two political leaders to join Charles Cotesworth Pinckney to settle the dispute between France, and the United States. he was involved in negotiations that ended in the XYZ Affair (Pinckney, 2008). The two political leaders were John Marshall, and Elbridge Gerry. Furthermore, the three agents explained to the Americans that before they could be seen by Talleyrand that they would have to pay him a bribe of \$250,000 dollars, an apology for pro-British policies, and acquire a loan of \$12 million dollars from France.  He was forced to resign briefly for involvement in bribery scandals, including the XYZ Affair (Talleyrand, 2008).  This war was later called the “Quasi War” and the three diplomats were known as XYZ during John Adams administration. The Convention of 1800 ended a period of undeclared naval warfare between the U.S. and France (XYZ Affair, 2008).

It is interesting what you learn about history.

References:

XYZ Affair. (2008). . Britannica Ready Reference.  Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica.

Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth. (2008). . Britannica Ready Reference.  Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica.

Gerry, Elbridge. (2008). . Britannica Ready Reference.  Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica.

Talleyrand (-Périgord), Charles-Maurice de. (2008). . Britannica Ready Reference.  Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica