By Aser Tolentino, Assistive Technology Instructor Mindful of the fact that Cyber Week is behind us, many of the staff at Society for the Blind are still Googling away – on our breaks of course – for the right gifts to surprise friends and loved ones. And of course, we’re all hoping to find something […]
By Aser Tolentino, Assistive Technology Instructor The speed with which technology evolves can really boggle the mind. Even now, scientists are struggling to understand the way in which the shift in how we access information may alter the workings of the human brain. In the space of a lifetime, making a phone call went from […]
By Aser Tolentino, Assistive Technology Instructor When working in the accessibility field, there’s nothing truly as fulfilling as seeing something just work the way it’s supposed to for people who never thought they’d be
We all know our political system is “broken” — but what if that’s not true? Some say the Republicans and Democrats constitute a wildly successful industry that has colluded to kill off competition, stifle reform, and drive the country apart. So what are you going to do about it?
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A few weeks ago, the Michigan congressman Justin Amash announced that he was leaving the Republican Party to become an independent.
I did not like government intervention at all because I liked people having complete free will over their lives without intervention.
You may be involved in a government intervention and will have no choice to just do what they say until they get out of it.
The Republicans and the Democrats disagree strongly regarding the nature of government intervention in the lives of the lower class.
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The Labyrinth Society, a U.S. nonprofit 501c3 organization, is an international group of labyrinth enthusiasts whose mission is to support all those who create, maintain, and use labyrinths, and to serve the global community by providing education, networking, and opportunities to experience transformation. Read more…
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At the 2019 Annual Meeting, the site and theme for the 2020 Annual Gathering was revealed. The next Gathering will be held at The Casa – Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ, September 25-27, 2020. The Theme is “Weaving Our Stories.” More information about the venue and featured presentations can be found on the Annual Gathering webpages.
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Exploring the burgeoning interest in labyrinths, The Labyrinth Society presents Many Paths, Many Visions, a
As Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, Gen Eisenhower announced the D-Day landings at Normandy to the people of France and Western Europe. Warning them of further loss and tragedy ahead, he advised the Resistance to be patient and wait for orders. Eleven months later, the Germans surrendered. “Great battles lie ahead. I call upon all who love freedom to stand with us. Keep your faith staunch – our arms are resolute – together we shall achieve victory.”
Full speech: D-Day broadcast to the people of Western Europe
23 Nikita Khrushchev, February 25, 1956
Delivered in secret before a rapt audience of Communist apparatchiks, this remarkable speech by a Soviet leader helped destroy Stalin’s reputation. Khrushchev launched a full blooded attack on the pillar of the Soviet system, who had been venerated for much of his life. Speaking three years after Stalin’s death, Khrushchev dwelt on his paranoia and brutality. “Stalin
Many people are confused about the difference between the two concepts of Society and Culture as they think they are the same and often use them interchangeably. However, there are differences between the terms Society and Culture. These two terms are commonly encountered in the writings of sociologists and are used in daily life too. First let us define the terms of society and culture. Society is where a group of individuals lives and interact with others. Culture, on the other hand, is the way of life of these people. This includes the norms, values, mores, customs and traditions, etc. This is the basic difference between a society and culture. Through this article, readers can better appreciate these words after getting a better understanding of the difference between the two terms.
Society refers to the population, civilization, or
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All Department of Justice employees are subject to the Hatch Act, 5 U.S.C. 7323(a) and 7324(a), which generally prohibits Department employees from engaging in partisan political activity while on duty, in a federal facility or using federal property. Political activity is activity directed toward the success or failure of a political party, candidate for partisan political office, or partisan political group. The statute carries serious penalties including REMOVAL from federal employment.
The Hatch Act applies to all federal employees; however, application of its restrictions is broken down into two groups, based on position.
“Less restricted” employees, including most career employees in the executive branch, are able to participate actively in political management or partisan political campaigns,
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