Regulatory Action Center Review - October 7, 2019   

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Welcome to FreedomWorks Foundation’s nineteenth regulatory review of 2019! Our Regulatory Action Center proudly updates you with our favorite tidbits from the swamp. We want to smash barriers between bureaucracy and the American people by delivering regulatory news straight to FreedomWorks activists. Check back in two weeks for the next edition.

1) Video of the Week: Unsurprisingly, the United States is not the first country to experience ballooning budgets and astronomical deficits. In the mid-1990’s, Canada’s debt grew to as high as 70% of GDP, similar to our current debt situation. In this weeks video, John Stossell sits down with Canadian economist David Henderson to discuss how Canada managed to tackle their debt problem by cutting government spending and reducing waste.

2) Why Is the CDC Still Fostering Potentially Deadly Confusion About Vaping and Lung Disease?: “Media outlets, following the lead of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), continue to blame recent cases of severe respiratory illnesses among vapers on "vaping" and "e-cigarettes" in general, falsely implying a link to legal nicotine products. This misinformation is fostering public confusion that may lead to more disease and death, both from smoking and from the black-market products that have been implicated in the lung disease cases.” https://reason.com/2019/09/24/why-is-the-cdc-still-fostering-potentially-deadly-confusion-about-vaping-and-lung-disease/

3) FBI using Facebook ads to gather Russian intelligence: report: “The FBI is reportedly using Facebook ads to gather intelligence on Russia, specifically targeting those who may be or know Russian spies. The FBI is running ads in the Washington, D.C., area, CNN reported on Wednesday, that direct to the FBI field office's website that describes its counterintelligence team and encourages visitors to meet "in person." https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/fbi/464069-fbi-using-facebook-ads-to-gather-russian-intelligence-report

4) Federal Court Upholds FCC Decision to Roll Back Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules: “Today, by a 2-1 vote, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided largely with the FCC, upholding the primary regulatory rollback as a valid exercise of its authority. In the nearly 200 page opinion, which is heavy on technical detail, the court wrote that while the challengers raised "numerous objections" aiming to show that the FCC's reclassification is "unreasonable," the judges found them "unconvincing." https://reason.com/2019/10/01/federal-court-upholds-fcc-decision-to-roll-back-obama-era-net-neutrality-rules/

5) Trump to issue executive order ‘protecting’ Americans from ‘Medicare for All’ campaign proposals pushed by Democrats: “The executive order, which he is scheduled to discuss at a speech in Florida later Thursday, is intended to bolster Medicare Advantage, private Medicare insurance for seniors that currently covers 22 million people, senior administration officials said on a call with reporters. The plan would also offer more affordable plan options, increase use of telehealth services and bring payments in Medicare fee-for-service program in line with payments for Medicare Advantage, officials said.” https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/03/trump-to-issue-executive-order-protecting-americans-from-medicare-for-all.html

6) Treasury to create tool to help people redeem billions in unclaimed savings bonds: “Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) on Wednesday said that the Treasury Department will create an online tool to help people redeem billions of dollars in savings bonds. About $26 billion in matured savings bonds are in the U.S. Treasury and have yet to be redeemed. Using the department's forthcoming tool, people will be able to verify against Treasury Department records if they have any savings bonds dated after 1974 that can be redeemed, Kennedy's office said in a news release.” https://thehill.com/policy/finance/464057-senator-treasury-will-create-tool-to-help-people-redeem-billions-of-dollars-in

7) Trump takes heat from right over vaping crackdown: “The Trump administration is under fire from conservative groups and some GOP lawmakers, who are pushing back over its planned crackdown on e-cigarette flavors. They say the administration is overreaching, and the flavor ban will harm small businesses, a violation of core Republican free market principles.” https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/464470-trump-takes-heat-from-right-over-vaping-crackdown


          

Training Facilitator - Silvera for Seniors - Calgary, AB   

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Apply knowledge of adult learning principles and modern learning tools and techniques to design clear, concise, engaging, effective and interactive learning…
From Silvera for Seniors - Wed, 02 Oct 2019 19:12:03 GMT - View all Calgary, AB jobs
          

RN Clinical Educator - Pacific Reach Seniors Housing Management - Langley, BC   

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Clinical Educator will apply their knowledge of geriatric clients, care environments, and adult learning techniques to promote a positive learning culture and…
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LPN Clinical Educator - Pacific Reach Seniors Housing Management - Langley, BC   

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The Clinical Educator will apply their knowledge of geriatric clients, care environments, and adult learning techniques to promote a positive learning culture…
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Antidepressant Use Soars in Seniors Even As Number of Depressed Unchanged   

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Senior Man Suffering with Depression

The proportion of people aged over 65 on antidepressants has more than doubled in two decades — according to new research led by the University...

The post Antidepressant Use Soars in Seniors Even As Number of Depressed Unchanged appeared first on SciTechDaily.


          

Social Worker - Louis Brier Home and Hospital - Vancouver, BC   

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As innovative leaders in eldercare, our vision is to enrich the quality of life of Jewish seniors in everything we do. $66,807 - $83,324 a year
From Indeed - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 22:38:33 GMT - View all Vancouver, BC jobs
          

Lower Merion’s Philip Monos is Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week   

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Monos, a senior midfielder, leads the Aces (13-0-1 as of Oct. 8) in points scored with a dozen assists and seven goals. He scored the game-winner in a 1-0 win against West Chester Rustin and dished out a trio of assists in a 5-2 victory against Strath Haven. One of only five seniors on the […]
          

Defense shines, seniors score as Plymouth Whitemarsh tops Abington   

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WHITEMARSH >> When Plymouth Whitemarsh and Abington met earlier this season the Colonials lost a game that they led 1-0 at halftime. They weren’t going to do it again Monday afternoon. The Colonials doubled their one-goal lead in the second half and played shut-down defense to pick up a 2-0 Suburban One League American Conference […]
          

Reception - Concierge - Amica Senior Lifestyles - Newmarket, ON   

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Amica Senior Lifestyles offers retirement living options and care services to 3600 seniors in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. What we are looking for:
From Amica Senior Lifestyles - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:17:44 GMT - View all Newmarket, ON jobs
          

Registered Practical Nurse - Amica Senior Lifestyles - Newmarket, ON   

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Amica Senior Lifestyles offers retirement living options and care services to 3600 seniors in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. What we are looking for:
From Amica Senior Lifestyles - Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:16:57 GMT - View all Newmarket, ON jobs
          

Dining Room Server - Amica Senior Lifestyles - Newmarket, ON   

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Amica Senior Lifestyles offers retirement living options and care services to 3600 seniors in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. What we are looking for:
From Amica Senior Lifestyles - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:17:30 GMT - View all Newmarket, ON jobs
          

Director of Culinary Services - Amica Senior Lifestyles - Whitby, ON   

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Amica Senior Lifestyles offers retirement living options and care services to 3600 seniors in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. What we are looking for:
From Amica Senior Lifestyles - Sun, 06 Oct 2019 06:17:16 GMT - View all Whitby, ON jobs
          

Registered Practical Nurse - Amica Senior Lifestyles - Thornhill, ON   

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Amica Senior Lifestyles offers retirement living options and care services to 3600 seniors in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. What we are looking for:
From Amica Senior Lifestyles - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:16:40 GMT - View all Thornhill, ON jobs
          

Maintenance Assistant - Amica Senior Lifestyles - Thornhill, ON   

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Amica Senior Lifestyles offers retirement living options and care services to 3600 seniors in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. What we are looking for:
From Amica Senior Lifestyles - Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:16:53 GMT - View all Thornhill, ON jobs
          

Community Relations Director - Amica Senior Lifestyles - North York, ON   

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Amica Senior Lifestyles offers retirement living options and care services to 3600 seniors in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. What we are looking for:
From Amica Senior Lifestyles - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 06:16:22 GMT - View all North York, ON jobs
          

Project Manager - Construction - Amica Senior Lifestyles - Greater Toronto Area, ON   

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Amica Mature Lifestyles offers retirement living options and care services to 3,000 seniors in Ontario, Alberta and BC. In general, the PM is required to:
From Amica Senior Lifestyles - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:16:39 GMT - View all Greater Toronto Area, ON jobs
          

Registered Practical Nurse - Amica Senior Lifestyles - Greater Toronto Area, ON   

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Amica Senior Lifestyles offers retirement living options and care services to 3600 seniors in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. What we are looking for:
From Amica Senior Lifestyles - Wed, 28 Aug 2019 18:16:56 GMT - View all Greater Toronto Area, ON jobs
          

Trophy triumphs for Evesham aces   

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EVESHAM Golf Club's seniors competed for the Michael Morris Foursomes Trophy with Mike Brumage and Mark Adams winning thanks to a stableford total of 37.
          

Buying The cognitive benefits of playing cards for seniors   

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Buying The cognitive benefits of playing cards for seniors A number of people are convinced that credit cards are found fun plus video game titles, nonetheless the fact is you will find a lot of benefits to figuring out your drive round decking from cards. Additionally elementary cards can continue ...
          

Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group: November 21, 2019   

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Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | large print

 

It isn't paranoia if it's really happening. Anna Fox lives alone-- a recluse in her New York City home, drinking too much wine, watching old movies... and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move next door: a father, a mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble-- and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this gripping Hitchcockian thriller, no one and nothing are what they seem.

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Active Aging Tech   

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As Baby Boomers are expected to live much longer than previous generations, high-tech innovations can help them live more independently. The latest technology is allowing seniors to monitor their medi
          

Seniors Need Network Of People They Trust As Checks On Each Other To Prevent Fraud Say Experts   

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The problem for financial professionals and other who rely on a one trusted individual to watch out for a senior is that that one son or daughter or neighbor or broker could turn out to be a victimizer, cautioned experts warned.
          

Senior Discounts for Travel, Dining, Entertainment, and More   

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Émission « Libre à vous ! » sur radio Cause Commune (8 octobre 2019) - Logiciels libres et seniors - DRM - Stone From The Sky   

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8 Octobre 2019 - 15:30
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La trente-neuvième émission Libre à vous ! de l'April sera diffusée en direct sur radio Cause Commune sur la bande FM en région parisienne (93.1) et sur le site web de la radio, mardi 8 octobre 2019 de 15 h 30 à 17 h 00. Le podcast de l'émission et les podcasts par sujets traitées sont disponibles dès que possible, quelques jours après l'émission en général.

Notre sujet principal portera sur les logiciels libres et les seniors. Au programme également : interview du groupe Stone From The Sky et la première chronique de Hoga qui portera sur les DRM (« menottes numériques »).

Si vous souhaitez poser une question en direct, pendant la diffusion de l'émission, vous pouvez appeler le 09 50 39 67 59 ou vous connecter sur le salon web.

Écouter le direct mardi 8 octobre 2019 de 15 h 30 à 17 h 00   S'abonner au podcast

Les ambitions de l'émission Libre à vous !

La radio Cause commune a commencé à émettre fin 2017 sur la bande FM en région parisienne (93.1) et sur Internet. Sur le site de la radio on lit : « Radio associative et citoyenne, les missions de Cause Commune sont de fédérer toutes les initiatives autour du partage et de l’échange de savoirs, de cultures et de techniques ».

Nous avons alors proposé de tenir une émission April intitulée Libre à vous ! l'émission pour comprendre et agir avec l'April — d'explications et d'échanges concernant les dossiers politiques et juridiques que l'association traite et les actions qu'elle mène. Une partie de l'émission est également consacrée aux actualités et actions de type sensibilisation. L'émission Libre à vous ! est principalement animée par l'équipe salariée de l'April mais aussi par des membres bénévoles de l'association et des personnes invitées. Donner à chacun et chacune, de manière simple et accessible, les clefs pour comprendre les enjeux mais aussi proposer des moyens d'action, tel est l'objectif de cette émission hebdomadaire, qui est diffusée en direct chaque mardi du mois de 15 h 30 à 17 h.

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Intellectual Environments   

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We've been having another successful season of research in the Lexomics Lab this summer: discoveries made, complex things figured out, methods invented, tools created.  And most of all, it has, once again, been really, really fun.  Much more fun, and much more intellectually exciting, than anything I ever did in grad school (or in undergrad or as a professor, for that matter).

I've been wondering why.

Probably the simplest reason is that English students don't naturally work in a lab environment. Our ideal seems to be lots of solitary time with books and a computer and then a quick chance to show off what we've written in a seminar or at a conference.  It's not that we're not social, but that our socialization comes after the fact, not during the research.  The daily give and take, the continuously social nature of the lab, isn't really part of our experience. So we get all the way through our studies never knowing that we're missing out on the most intellectual fun you can have. 

We were lucky to have the use of a single big room, with one wall of white-board, desks and monitors around the other walls, and moveable smaller tables, which we configured as a "library table" and a work table around which we put our laptops. Since we all worked together, we talked a lot, working through ideas out loud, overhearing the challenges various parts of the project faced (i.e., the Beowulf-focused people hearing the discussions of the Cynewulf-focused people and the Shakespeare-focused people and the Old Norse-focused people and the software people, etc.).

So it was all shared and cross-pollinated and social and fun.

But also there was another factor in play, I think. Because my students are undergraduates ranging from  freshmen to seniors and ranged in major from English to Computer Science to Chemistry to Philosophy, there was always more than one person in the audience who didn't know something. And so it was always ok to ask for more explanation.

We completely avoided that most damaging of statements a teacher or mentor can make: "What! You don't already know that!"

It's a damaging statement, because it encourages the student, in the future, to bluff, to hide ignorance or cover it up.  And when you do that, you never end up learning what you need to learn.

Intellectual bluff is such an important part of grad school, and the job market, and the tenure game, that it's absolutely ingrained throughout academic culture. And it's debilitating, because people aren't willing to ask questions that would expose their ignorance, and so they don't get answers or explanations that could enable them to solve particular problems and make real contributions.

But in a room with as many computer-scientists as medievalists, everybody is ignorant about lots of stuff and so, over the course of the summer, we've gotten to the point where we can confess that ignorance, get an explanation, and then learn more.  It's exhilarating.

Quick example: I was trying to derive some kind of measure of comparative vocabulary homogeneity for different segmentations of a text.  I had an elaborate formula that I thought made sense, but I couldn't get the numbers out that were consistent with what we thought we knew. Finally, my student research partner (the chemistry major) just plotted a bunch of data on a graph, and, uh-oh, it made a straight, diagonal line. I didn't have enough variables in my equation, so x+y always equalled one. So I was being a math doofus. But by doing so, in front of all my students and some colleagues and the computer science students, who were half listening in, I modeled, I think, the way to approach such a problem: take a stab at it, fail, take another stab, fail better, get some help (I dragged a physics professor in from the hallway), take another stab, fail even better, and maybe finally get somewhere.

And hopefully what the students learned--and their amazing contributions suggest that they did--was that being a scholar is about seeking the answers, not already having them (or pretending to).



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