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Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie is an American musician, songwriter, voice actor, filmmaker. He is a founding member of the heavy metal band White Zombie, releasing four studio albums with the band, he is the older brother of Spider One, lead vocalist for American industrial metal band Powerman 5000. Zombie's first solo effort was a 1996 song titled "Hands of Death", written and performed with Alice Cooper, which went on to receive a nomination for Best Metal Performance at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards. In 1997, he began working on his debut solo studio album, Hellbilly Deluxe, released in August 1998. A month Zombie disbanded White Zombie. Hellbilly Deluxe spawned three singles. Zombie directed the horror film House of 1000 Corpses in 2000, though the controversial project was not released until 2003, his second studio album, The Sinister Urge, became his second platinum album in the United States. Zombie directed a direct sequel to his prior film House of 1000 Corpses; the project received a more positive reception than its predecessor.

His third studio album, Educated Horses, was a departure from his earlier recordings. The album became his third to enter the top ten of the Billboard 200, though saw a decrease in sales when compared to his previous releases. Deciding to focus on his directing career, Zombie directed the horror film Halloween, a remake of the 1978 horror classic of the same name; the film became Zombie's highest-grossing film to date, though was met with a negative critical reception. He directed Halloween II, which failed to match the success of its predecessor, he released the animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto that same year. Zombie returned to music with the release of his fourth studio album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2; the album sold over 200,000 copies in the country. In 2012, Zombie released a second remix album and directed the horror film The Lords of Salem, released the following year, he released his fifth studio album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor the following year. He directed the horror film 31.

Since the beginning of his music career, Zombie's music and lyrics have featured notable horror and sci-fi themes. His live shows have been praised for their elaborate shock rock theatricality. Since beginning his solo career, Zombie has sold an estimated fifteen million albums worldwide. Robert Bartleh Cummings was born in Haverhill, United States, on January 12, 1965, he is the oldest son of Louise Cummings. His younger brother, Michael David Cummings, is the lead singer of the band Powerman 5000. Growing up, Cummings had a fascination with horror films and has stated that he always "wanted to be Alice Cooper, Steven Spielberg, Bela Lugosi and Stan Lee." His parents worked in a carnival, but they chose to leave after a riot broke out and tents were set on fire. Cummings recalled the experience in an interview, stating, "Everybody's pulling out guns, you could hear guns going off. I remember this one guy we knew, he was telling us where to go, some guy just ran up to him and hit him in the face with a hammer – just busted his face wide open.

My parents packed up real quick, we took off." Cummings graduated from Haverhill High School in 1983. He moved to New York City and began attending Pratt Institute, where he met eventual bandmate Sean Yseult. Before the success of White Zombie, he was a production assistant for the television series Pee-wee's Playhouse. Cummings and Yseult co-founded the band, they continued to work in the band together. The band released three extended plays to little success, with their debut studio album Soul-Crusher following in 1987 through the band's own record label, Silent Explosion, they released. Yseult and Zombie ended their relationship in 1991 and Zombie began dating Sheri Moon shortly afterwards; the band caught the attention of Geffen Records following the release of their fourth extended play. Although the album did not enter the Billboard 200 chart until about a year after its release, it became the band's breakout hit, going on to sell over two million copies in the United States. Two singles, "Thunder Kiss'65" and "Black Sunshine", were released to promote La Sexorcisto.

White Zombie's fourth and final studio album, Astro-Creep: 2000 – Songs of Love and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head, became their first and only to enter the top ten of the Billboard 200. Cummings directed the music video for the album's single "More Human than Human" and would go on to direct all subsequent videos for the band. In 1996, Cummings changed his name to Rob Zombie. White Zombie released a remix album that year, marking their final release before their eventual disbandment. Zombie collaborated with Alice Cooper on the song "Hands of Death" for Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by the X-Files; the song was nominated in the category of Best Metal Performance at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards, though lost to Rage Against the Machine. White Zombie broke up in September 1998, with Zombie stating, "Sometimes a band just breaks up because the band has run its course and the best days are behind them. White Zombie went through a lot together and did tons of great stuff, but it was time

Aoyate drought

The Aoyate drought was an acute meteorological drought that according to Turkana tradition affected much of the Rift Valley region of Kenya during the late 18th century or early 19th century. The word aoyate means long dry time, it is the word. Lamphear noted that chronological reckonings based on the Turkana age-set system suggested a date in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth centuries, he notes that concurrent drought traditions suggested in the chronological reconstruction of neighboring communities indicates that the drought affected much of the Rift Valley region. Records of Nile River flood stages date back to the 7th century AD and an analysis of the flood patterns and comparison with water levels in Lake Chad revealed a correlation between high Nile discharge and greater rainfall in equatorial East Africa; the analysis of Nile flood stages indicates a'Minor Low' for the period 1800 to 1830, this was preceded by a'Minor High' during the years 1725 to 1800 and was followed by a'Minor High' which lasted between 1830 and 1870.

Studies in Ethiopia by Pankhurst indicated major famines in 1880–1881, 1835 and in 1829. These studies are significant in. Meanwhile, Samburu historians interviewed by Straight et. al state that the Samburu separated from a society known as Burkineji in the wake of the 1830s Mutai. According to a Samburu Laibon interviewed by Fratkin, the Sambur'Il Kipkeku' age-set were warriors during the period c.1837-1851. The various narratives and reports thus point to a long dry period starting about 1800 peaking with an intensely arid time during the mid-1830s; this would be congruent with Krapf's mention of a "great famine of 1836". There are a number of oral traditions from various communities across much of southern Africa that point to the region having experienced declining rainfall levels from about 1800 to about 1830; this saw the progressive desiccation of lakes and springs, a phenomenon observed by an employee of the East India Company in the 1820s who noted. The traveler meets with houses and farms that have been deserted by their owners on account of a permanent failure in the supply of water which they once enjoyed.

The drought decimated the herds of the Chemwal, thought to have been cervicothoraic-humped Sanga crossbreeds, leading to the disintegration of the community. Sengwer folklore has it and there was great hunger; the Siger went away to the east to Moru Eris, where most of them died of starvation. So many died that there is still a place there called Kabosan". Full scale war flared up between the Chemwal. Bands of Turkana warriors forced some Chemwalin northwards to the head of Lake Turkana where they formed the Inkabelo section of the developing Dassanech community. Other Chemwalin were pushed back onto the Suk hills, to the south to be incorporated by the Chok leading to the rise of the ritually important Kachepkai clan while others yet were assimilated by the Turkana where some became a new clan known as Siger; the victorious Turkana took possession of the water resources of Moru Assiger. Other Chemwalin were forced to abandon their highland abodes and fled eastwards where they ran into drier conditions and a great many died.

The Aoyate destroyed the lives and livelihoods of many inhabitants of the Rift Valley region

Sac County, Iowa

Sac County is a county located in the U. S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,350; the county seat is Sac City. Both were named for the Sauk people, Native Americans who controlled this region before the European Americans. In February 2007, in its third annual list of the “Best Places to Live in Rural America”, Progressive Farmer magazine placed Sac County as #7 in the overall rankings. In 2009, the magazine ranked Sac County as the tenth "Best Place" in the Midwest Region. On January 13, 1846, the legislative body of the Indiana Territory authorized creation of twelve counties in the Iowa Territory, with general descriptions of their boundaries; this brought the number of counties in the Iowa Territory to 22. By the end of 1846, the Iowa portion of the Indiana Territory had been accepted into the Union as the State of Iowa. By 1851, the new state had grown to the extent that the original 22 counties needed to be divided into smaller, more accessible units. Accordingly, on January 15, 1851, the Iowa General Assembly enacted an omnibus bill which created 43 new counties by reducing the previous counties.

Sac County was named at that time called the Sac Indians. It took some time for the new organization to function. Sac City was designated the county seat in 1856, construction of the first county courthouse was complete in 1862. By 1873 the burgeoning population had outgrown that structure and a larger building was authorized to replace it; the new courthouse, complete with impressive bell tower, was placed in service in January 1874, was used until 1888 when it burned. To replace that structure, the present courthouse was built, it was remodeled in the 1980s. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 578 square miles, of which 575 square miles is land and 3.3 square miles is water. US Highway 20 – runs east–west through the northern part of the county, through Early and north of Sac City. US Highway 71 – from its intersection with US 20, runs south, turns 4 miles east to Auburn continues south into Carroll County. Iowa Highway 39 – from its intersection with Iowa 175 at Odebolt, runs south into Crawford County.

Iowa Highway 110 – from its intersection with US 20, runs north into Buena Vista County. Iowa Highway 175 – enters west side of county at Odebolt, runs east to intersection with US 71, east of Lake View. Buena Vista County – north Calhoun County – east Carroll County – south and southeast Cherokee County – northwest Crawford County – south and southwest Ida County – west Pocahontas County - northeast The 2010 census recorded a population of 10,350 in the county, with a population density of 17.974/sq mi. There were 5,429 housing units; as of the census of 2000, there were 11,529 people, 4,746 households, 3,198 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile. There were 5,460 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 98.53% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, 0.57% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,746 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.60% were non-families. 29.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.92. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, 22.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $32,874, the median income for a family was $40,504. Males had a median income of $26,183 versus $19,753 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,902. About 6.80% of families and 9.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.00% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over.

Three public school districts are based in Sac County: East Sac County School District is the largest school district in Sac County, with the Schaller-Crestland School District serving the northwestern portion of the county and Odebolt-Arthur School District serving the southwest part. Successful completion of the curriculum of these schools leads to graduation from East Sac County High School, OA-BCIG High School, or Ridge View High School respectively. Only ESC HS is located with OA-BCIG HS in Ida Grove and Ridge View in Holstein. Residents outside the three Sac County-based districts are within either the South Central Calhoun School District in areas around Lytton. A small part of northwestern Sac County is within the Galva-Holstein School District, which shares Ridge View High School with Schaller-Crestland SD. Sac County is a rich area for geocaching; the county was "put on the map" when geocachers hid a series of caches a mile wide and 8 miles high to spell "SAC" along rural roads between Sac City and Lytton in August 2011.

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Sac County.† county seat The Democrats have only carried Sac County a total of 5 times since 1912: 1932 and 1936 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1948 by Harry S. Truman, 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson, 1988 by Michael Dukakis. Most of these in Democratic landsl