Day: May 4, 2020

politic – News – msn



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Contemporary Japan: Society and Culture

The Japanese archipelago — with more than one thousand islands in all — spans diverse living environments: snowy mountains in the northern island of Hokkaido; bustling cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka; tropical rice paddies in southern Kyushu. In the video segments below, Harvard University professors Theodore Bestor (anthropology) and Helen Hardacre (Japanese society and religion) describe the character of both urban and rural life in Japan.  
 
Click to view video segments on the following topics, or click here to read a transcript of all five segments.
· Tokyo · Volunteer Fire Departments · Neighborhood Associations
· Neighborhoods, Crime, and Police · Rural Life  
Although Japanese family roles have changed considerably in the 20th century, aspects of the traditional ie, or “continuing family,” still remain. The Japanese have a saying that even if an extended family does not live together, parents and grandparents should live near enough to
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Free Government Information (FGI) – Because Government information needs to be free

We can’t let Trump roll back 50 years of environmental progress.
“On the first Earth Day in 1970, millions of Americans took to the streets to demand clean air, water and land, and advocate for a healthier and more sustainable environment. By the end of the year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was founded…Over the past four years, the Trump administration has reversed or rolled back many policies that protected Americans’ health and environment. Under this administration, the EPA has been transformed from an agency of environmental protection to an accommodating servant of special interests”

“The Trump EPA has repealed or weakened almost 100 environmental regulations, even when affected industries have not objected to the rules. The number and speed of these repeals puts us in uncharted territory. Critical public health and worker protections are being rolled back solely to maximize corporate

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Northwest Fuchsia Society


 






         







Our mission is

     to inform and educate the
public in fuchsia culture,

     to promote the growing and showing of fuchsias,
and

     to provide the communication link to our member
societies.








American cultivar photos:   L to R


Top- ‘Princessita’- (Niederholzer, 1940); ‘Royal Mosaic’- 
(Garrett, 1991); ‘Golden Anniversary’-  (Stubbs, 1980);  ‘Ada
Perry’  (Stubbs, 1983); ‘Mrs. Lovell Swisher’-


         (Evans &
Reeves, 1942)


Middle-  ‘Roy Walker’-  (Walker, R, 1975);
‘Baby Ann’- (Unknown & Westover, 1976)


Bottom-  ‘Ovation’- (Stubbs, 1981);  ‘Clashing
Beauty’- Monnier, ~2013; ‘Astoria’- Unknown, 1960; ‘Voodoo’- (Tiret,
1953); ‘Bouffant’- (Tiret, 1949)
 

 


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History | The Vegan Society

We’ve come a long way!

The Vegan Society was founded in November 1944 and we’ve made tremendous progress since.

Early vegans

The Vegan Society may have been established 75 years ago but veganism has been around much longer. Evidence of people choosing to avoid animal products can be traced back over 2,000 years. As early as 500 BCE, Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras promoted benevolence among all species and followed what could be described as a vegetarian diet.  Around the same time, Siddhārtha Gautama (better known as the Buddha) was discussing vegetarian diets with his followers.

Fast forward to 1806 CE and the earliest concepts of veganism are just starting to take shape, with Dr William Lambe and Percy Bysshe Shelley amongst the first Europeans to publicly object to eggs and dairy on ethical grounds.

The first modern-day vegans

In November 1944, Donald Watson (right and below) called a meeting

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Law Library Services – CT Judicial Branch



03/16/2020 –
Judicial Branch Law Libraries closed until further notice

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Updated – Frequently
Asked Questions – COVID-19 and Court Business

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April
04/29/2020 – Connecticut Law about
Municipal Taxes

04/24/2020 – Connecticut Law about Answer
to a Complaint

04/24/2020 – Connecticut Law about
Homeschooling

04/23/2020 – Connecticut Law about Death of a Party in a
Civil Action

March
03/12/2020 –

Motion to Dismiss

03/10/2020 –

Child Custody Actions in Connecticut

03/09/2020 –

Collection of Delinquent Property Taxes in Connecticut

03/05/2020 –

Marriage in Connecticut

February
02/27/2020 –
Connecticut Law
about Quarantine (Public Health)

02/21/2020 –

Enforcing Money Judgments

02/11/2020 –

Parental Kidnapping and Custodial Interference

02/03/2020 –

Foreclosure of Condominium Liens in Connecticut

                                                                                                     
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DUI Law – FindLaw

Driving under the influence of alcohol or other impairing drugs is a crime in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Whether your state calls it “driving under the influence (DUI),” “driving while intoxicated (DWI),” or some other name, it is a charge that is taken very seriously and punished accordingly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that roughly 40 percent of all U.S. traffic deaths are alcohol-related to some degree.

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