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Special Commentary No. 1430
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March 23rd, 2020
• Financial-System Insolvency Laid Bare by the Pandemic, as Circumstances Accelerate Towards a Hyperinflationary Great Depression
• Federal Reserve Moves Towards Unlimited Currency Creation, While the Federal Government Promises Unfettered Deficit Spending, All Looking to Bailout Wall Street and the Banks, and to Provide Some Consumer Liquidity Relief
• Extraordinarily Unstable Circumstances Continue in the Global Markets; Economic, Financial-Market and Political Turmoil Likely Have Just Begun, Despite Ongoing, Massive Systemic Manipulations and Interventions
• Holding Physical Gold Remains the Primary,
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Globalization of Politics



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Traditionally politics has been undertaken within national political systems. National governments have been ultimately responsible for maintaining the security and economic welfare of their citizens, as well as the protection of human rights and the environment within their borders. With global ecological changes, an ever more integrated global economy, and other global trends, political activity increasingly takes place at the global level.

Under globalization, politics can take place above the state through political integration schemes such as the European Union and through intergovernmental organizations such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization. Political activity can also transcend national borders through global movements and NGOs. Civil society organizations act globaly by forming alliances with organizations in other countries, using global communications systems, and lobbying international organizations and other actors directly, instead of working through their national governments.


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Finding Prospects + Bidding Tips

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To bid on government contracts, start by searching the Federal Business Opportunities website for contracting opportunities. Next, choose small contracts to apply for that you are confident your business can fulfill. Then, create a profile for your business in the System for Award Management database. Finally, draft a one-page compatibility statement that provides an overview of your business and submit any documents required to start the bid. For tips on what to do if your bid is rejected, read on!

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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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