Day: March 27, 2020

NSA Spying | Electronic Frontier Foundation

 The US government, with assistance from major telecommunications carriers including AT&T, has engaged in massive, illegal dragnet surveillance of the domestic communications and communications records of millions of ordinary Americans since at least 2001. Since this was first reported on by the press and discovered by the public in late 2005, EFF has been at the forefront of the effort to stop it and bring government surveillance programs back within the law and the Constitution.

History of NSA Spying Information since 2005 (See EFF’s full timeline of events here)

News reports in December 2005 first revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been intercepting Americans’ phone calls and Internet communications. Those news reports, combined with a USA Today story in May 2006 and the statements of several members of Congress, revealed that the NSA is also receiving wholesale copies of American’s telephone and other communications records. All of

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Cuban Americans – History, Slavery, Revolution, Modern era, Significant immigration waves

Overview

Cuba is an island nation located on the northern rim of the Caribbean Sea.
It is the largest of the Greater Antilles islands. To Cuba’s east
is the island of Hispaniola, shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Off the southeastern coast of Cuba lies Jamaica, and to the north is the
state of Florida. In 1992 Cuba had an estimated population of nearly 11
million. Since 1959, Cuba has been led by President Fidel Castro, whose
socialist revolution overthrew dictator Fulgencio Batista. In the years
before the breakup of the Soviet Union, Cuba maintained a close political
and economic relationship with that nation. Cuba has had a distant and
antagonistic relationship with the United States. Sugar is the principal
export of Cuba, but the Cuban economy, by most accounts, is weak.

The Cuban people are descendants of Spanish colonizers and of

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Government Gazette Home – Trove

Government Gazette Home – Trove


About Government Gazettes

A gazette is an official publication for the purpose of notifying the public of government business. All Australian governments (Commonwealth, State and Territory) publish official gazettes.

Information published in government gazettes covers all aspects of government, including:

  • Appointments and employment (includes transfers and retirements)
  • Budgetary papers (reports relating to government budgets)
  • Freedom of Information (only for years covered by Acts)
  • Index and Contents (cumulative indexes and content listings for individual issues)
  • Government notices (including registers of medical professionals, licencing, honours, electoral notices, trade registrations and population statistics)
  • Private notices (legal notices including bankruptcies, company registrations and local government matters)
  • Proclamations and legislation (includes some Acts and regulations)
  • Tenders and contracts (including requests for tender and notifications of approved contracts)

You can search the gazettes using key

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NYS Division of Local Government Services

elcome to the New York Department of State’s Division of Local Government Services. The Division of Local Government Services is a principal resource for New York’s local governments by providing training and technical assistance to local governments and community organizations throughout the state, and helps local officials to solve problems involving basic powers and duties, public works, municipal organization, planning, land use and regulatory controls, and community development. Services provided by the Division reflect New York’s commitment to strengthening state and local partnerships to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers.

The Department is a key resource for local government leaders to foster cooperative and collaborative solutions to the challenges they face. We offer assistance in three specific areas:


  • Local Government Efficiency ProgramLocal Government Efficiency, including government consolidation and dissolution and shared services. The Department’s Local Government Efficiency (LGe) program provides technical and financial assistance to help municipalities identify opportunities
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The Edith Wharton Society

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Edith Wharton and the Modern Privileges of Age

Melanie V. Dawson

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Providing a counterpoint to readings of modern American culture that focus on the cult of youth, Edith Wharton and the Modern Privileges of Age interrogates early twentieth-century literature’s obsessions with aging past early youth. Exploring the ways in which the aging process was understood as generating unequal privileges and as inciting intergenerational contests, this study situates constructions of age at the center of modern narrative conflicts.

Dawson examines how representations of aging connect the work of Edith Wharton to writings by a number of modern authors, including Willa Cather, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Zora Neale Hurston, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Floyd Dell, Eugene O’Neill, and Gertrude Atherton. For these writers, age-based ideologies filter through narratives of mourning for youth lost in the Great War, the trauma connected to personal change, the

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International Socialist Review


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ISR Issue 57, January–February 2008


The politics of identity

SHARON SMITH argues that identity politics can’t liberate the oppressed

FIGHTING AGAINST oppression is an urgent issue in U.S. society today. Racism, sexism, and homophobia have all reached appalling levels—that seem only to rise with each passing year. White students in Jena hang nooses, and Black students end up in prison.1 Squads of Minutemen vigilantes patrol the Mexican border with impunity, for the sole purpose of terrorizing migrant communities.2 College campuses across the U.S. commemorate “Islamo-fascism awareness week” as if it were just another legitimate student activity.3 Fred Phelps and his Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church congregation regularly picket outside funerals of gay soldiers killed in Iraq, proclaiming that they belong in hell.4

To be sure, the problem extends way beyond the extremist fringe. Media pundits barely comment on the outrages described above, while

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2018 Platform | Libertarian Party

Libertarians want all members of society to have abundant opportunities to achieve economic success. A free and competitive market allocates resources in the most efficient manner. Each person has the right to offer goods and services to others on the free market. The only proper role of government in the economic realm is to protect property rights, adjudicate disputes, and provide a legal framework in which voluntary trade is protected. All efforts by government to redistribute wealth, or to control or manage trade, are improper in a free society.

2.1 Property and Contract

As respect for property rights is fundamental to maintaining a free and prosperous society, it follows that the freedom to contract to obtain, retain, profit from, manage, or dispose of one’s property must also be upheld. Libertarians would free property owners from government restrictions on their rights to control and enjoy their property, as long as their

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Tesla Memorial Society of New York

“Tesla Collection” – the greatest source of original newspaper articles on Nikola Tesla is now available on teslacollection.com

Tesla Memorial Society of New York - 33 Years

Nikola Tesla - The Genius Who Lit the World

  • Rotating Magnetic Field – Discovered 1882 in Budapest, Hungary
  • Alternating Current – Lighting the Whole World Today
  • AC Motor – One of the Ten Greatest Discoveries of All Time
  • Tesla Coil
  • Tesla Unit T =W/m²
    All MRI machines are calibrated in Tesla Units
  • Radio
  • Neon Lights
  • Robotics
  • Free Energy
  • Columbian Exposition – 1893 – Chicago, Illinois
    The World’s Fair
    America Celebrates 400 Years Since Discovery
    Victory of Alternating Current Electricity
  • Niagara Falls Power Plant – 1896
  • Colorado Springs Laboratory – 1899
  • Wardenclyffe Tower (Tesla’s Wireless World System) 1901 – 1905
  • Transmission of Electrical Energy without wires
  • Use of Ionosphere for scientific purposes

Tesla Links to other Tesla Websites

Globe
Above: Tesla’s Alternating Current is lighting the entire globe and providing electricity for industry and progress.

Tesla Corner

Above: Nikola Tesla Street Corner on West 40th

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