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          An Overview Of State Abortion Laws      Cache   Translate Page      
Scott Simon talks to Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, about new abortion laws in state legislatures across the country.
          GRADUATE LAW ROLE       Cache   Translate Page      
Sharma Harrison are looking for a LAW Graduate to work for an Enterprenur if you have graduated in LAW and would like to have International Travel and work within a fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. Responsibilities: Drafting of legal documents Diary Management Stakeholder Management International Travelling Assisting in key meetings Understanding of current Laws If you would like to find out more about this fantastic opportunity then please feel free to apply then someone from our team will be in touch
          Pegasus Class      Cache   Translate Page      

The Hydromancer posted a photo:

Pegasus Class

Sized for Mobile Frame Zero: Intercept Orbit, a Lego based tabletop tactical game. Based on the Pegasus Class from Mobile Suit Gundam.

The Pegasus Class capital ship is the epitome of the modern mobile frame carrier. 15 by 15 studs, this class jams everything a first tier naval captain could dream of into one elegant package; two hangars with sheltered launch catapults, eight missile tubes, two dual barreled compressed particle cannons, a state of the art command bridge with the latest in electronic warfare protection, two clusters of four powerful engines, and the ability to operate at the bottom of a gravity well due to its advanced anti-grav skirt system that's as expensive to maintain as it is to produce.

The Pegasus class operates as the core of a carrier strike group, often leading sizable groups of frigates and even occasionally other capital ships against the Solar Union's most grave challenges. If there is a system that must absolutely be retaken at all costs, or an enemy fleet forming to strike at a crucial transit gate, nothing draws the line in the proverbial sand like deploying one of the pride and joys of the Solar Union naval forces. Most often seen flying the colors of a Terran Expeditionary Marine flag admiral, rumors suggest that lone Pegasi are known to transit dangerously close to critical facilities for surgical mobile frame strikes with frightening effect. Shadowy and possibly illegal trials for prototype mobile frames, or the actions of an independent and desperate ship trapped behind enemy lines? The distinction, if even these rumors are true, often little comfort to the hulks of enemy ships and mobile frames surely left in it's wake.

For when elite mobile frames are assigned to a Pegasus, woe be unto any who dare cross under the shadow of its wings.


          Re: tax strategy for minimizing Social Security taxes in returement      Cache   Translate Page      
With 20k SS, her IRA and interest income would need to be no more than $13300 to avoid any tax. Not likely. For years my inlaws have flirted with paying no federal or state income taxes, just having to pay once in the last five years. Several years we cashed out savings bonds, other times taken extra out of IRAs or 401ks, sold some personal items for substantial personal gains. Generally as a couple their income would be just high enough that their a very small portion (about 5- 10%) of their SS would be taxable, but their taxable income fall just short of the 10% bracket due to deductions/exemptions. With the passing of my FIL, I started looking at next years taxes. My MIL situation will not be a whole lot different than your situation. With your stated incomes of $30k plus $20k SS, I estimate that she would only have about $9600 of her SS taxed (48%) and owe about $2900 in Fed income taxes. Less than 6% of her total income.



As others suggested, if she supports charities, a QCD of $1000 reduces the tax owed by over $220.



edit: I see sawdust has already done a similar calculation. good agreement.
          Re: I'm worried about my pension      Cache   Translate Page      
Carl53 wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:12 pm

Grt2bOutdoors wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:55 pm

Difference between a public and private plan. A municipality can enact by act of legislative body laws that institute taxes, special assessments, fees and if needed, can raise a bond issue. While 52% is not ideal, if you were PBGC (you’re not), you’d be in the yellow zone. If it drops into the 40% range, red or brink of insolvency/ reduction in benefits without further immediate contributions. There was an example of a town, I believe in California or was it Detroit where the retired members of a fire department had to take a 50% haircut in the value of their monthly pension because the local municipality was bankrupt.


In 2013 the Detroit public pension went under. Got big state and foundation bailout but employees and retirees were hit hard particularly with health care costs and cola adjustments.

https://www.freep.com/story/money/perso ... 759446002/



http://www.michiganradio.org/post/detro ... cipalities


She is controlling her expenses in other ways, such as taking one vacation a year, when in the past she might have taken two or three trips



I guess "hit hard" depends on your perspective.
          Software Development Manager - Amazon Connect - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Software Development Test Engineer - Amazon Connect - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Software Development Engineer, Amazon Connect - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Senior Software Development Engineer - Amazon Connect - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Software Development Engineer - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Front-End Engineer II - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Amazon Connect - Software Development Manager - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Senior Manager, Software Development - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Sr. Technical Program Manager, Amazon Connect - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Sr. Product Manager, Technical - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Telecom Engineer - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
With Amazon Connect you can leverage the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda,...
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          Web Development Engineer - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Develop custom integrations with other AWS services such as Rekognition, Lex, and Polly. Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field....
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          HRSS, Sr. Product Manager - Amazon Services LLC - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
With Amazon Connect you can leverage the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda,...
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          Sr. Product Manager - AWS AI - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Today, the team delivers multiple services such as Rekognition, Lex, Polly, as well as ML Engines and SageMaker....
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          Principal Technical Product Manager - AWS AI - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Today, the team delivers multiple services such as Rekognition, Lex, Polly, as well as ML Engines and SageMaker....
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          Senior Software Development Engineer - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Comment on The FairFax Test by Leo Beilin      Cache   Translate Page      
As a male I can conceptualise a male using overwhelming force that a female is unable to defend against w/r vaginal rape ,,,but forced oral sex ? Even a toothless female's jaws are strong enough to conceiveably gum down hard enough to cause enough pain to make her assailant desist. So far in all the published cases none of the aggressors have required emergency care for a lacerated penis. The female friends I have asked (all feminists) refuse to answer
          Two cars collide in Linbro Park      Cache   Translate Page      
Paramedics from Emer-G-Med responded to an MVA on the N3 North London on ramp. On arrival we found that there were two cars involved. One patient was trapped while the people from the bakkie escaped with no injuries. We treated the patient who was trapped and the “jaws of life” had to be used to […]
          Comment on World’s newest island is covered in mysterious mud and vegetation by Herrnhut      Cache   Translate Page      
In Christ, our Father is more liberal than you can pray and think. Otherwise we are all doomed. Now the devil like to enforce all the laws of God to steal, kill and destroy on the world he still rules. Most people mixed up the two. (I used to also and still do not fathom His depth of grace. )
          Re: Are AWS Fargate vCpu minutes reserved minutes or actual minutes?      Cache   Translate Page      
With Fargate, you pay for the amount of vCPU and memory resources that your containerized application requests. vCPU and memory resources are calculated from the time your container images are pulled until the Amazon ECS Task* terminates, rounded...
          How Red Flag Laws Could Save Lives and Reduce Gun Violence      Cache   Translate Page      
Red flag laws are clearly lifesavers, so why aren't more states putting them in place?
          New UK laws will block China’s Huawei from sensitive state projects: The Sun      Cache   Translate Page      
(Reuters) - New laws on foreign investment in the UK will block Chinese firm Huawei from sensitive UK tech projects, The Sun newspaper reported on Friday.
          Loss Prevention Representative - Loblaw Companies Limited - Whitehorse, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. 2270-2nd Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A1C8....
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          Full Time Pharmacist - Whitehorse, British Columbia - Loblaw Companies Limited - Whitehorse, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. 2270-2nd Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A1C8....
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          Truck Driver - Coastal Chemical Company, a Brenntag Company - Gillette, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
Obey traffic laws & hours of service rules per DOT. Salary commensurate with experience. Work and think safety 1st....
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          cashier - Loblaw Companies Limited - Whitehorse, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. 2270-2nd Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A1C8....
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          Re: How many hours do you work and what do you outsource      Cache   Translate Page      
stoptothink wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:37 pm

Senior leadership role as well. I'm at the office at 7am and head home about 4pm. I usually work about an hour each night at home and a few hours on weekends. I do work from home on Wednesdays - I actually have a lot of autonomy to work remotely - so I can spend some time with my 3yr old son. I also travel pretty frequently, about 45-50 days total a year. My wife also has a full-time career, works 7am-3pm each day but virtually never works at home. She does travel a little, 15-20 days a year. Magically, only once have we had to travel at the same time, and my in-laws happened to be living with us at the time so we had an easy solution. Wife is also a full-time student (and has yet to get a "B" with 3 semester left to finish her degree). Two kids, 6 and 3; older daughter is in gymnastics and son is wrestling. Yep, we're insanely busy by most standards, but it is just life for us and we don't regularly feel overwhelmed (though it does happen). We outsource absolutely nothing. We have a system for everything; we've got cooking, laundry, grocery shopping, etc. down to a science. Honestly, I'm a control freak and have exacting standards, I would have a really difficult time trusting someone else to clean my house, cook, do my yard work or laundry even if it was at no cost.


Very impressive! You both would really need to be super organized and on the same page for this to work.
          Ocasio-Cortez Campaign Film Draws Top Dollar From Netflix      Cache   Translate Page      
Netflix Inc. acquired rights to the award-winning documentary “Knock Down the House,” about the election campaigns of U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other women from the Democratic Party, reportedly paying the most ever for... Read More
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          Loss Prevention Representative - Loblaw Companies Limited - Whitehorse, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. 2270-2nd Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A1C8....
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          Full Time Pharmacist - Whitehorse, British Columbia - Loblaw Companies Limited - Whitehorse, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. 2270-2nd Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A1C8....
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          The Real Problem With Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Kai Weiss via The Mises Institute,

“America will never be a socialist country,” President Donald Trump proclaimed in this week’s State of the Union Speech. Regardless of how much truth we see in this statement, there is little question who these words were directed at. As the Democratic Party has shifted continuously to the left over the last years, it has welcomed politicians to its club who dub themselves as flat-out socialists. Today’s stars of the Democrats are not the Clinton’s and Pelosi’s anymore, but Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Kamala Harris.

All of them have their own grand, ready-made solutions to all of America’s problems. The newest is the idea of a wealth tax, which Elizabeth Warren presented and heavily promoted in recent days. The general idea of her plan is that the value of the wealth of the extremely-rich (or, in her sense, the “too-rich”) should be taxed, for households with over 50 million dollars by two percent, for those with over one billion dollars by three percent. In total, 75,000 households, a proud figure, would be affected, and it is this wealth tax that Warren sees as one of her centerpieces in, as she says, levelling the playing field.

A wealth tax is not a new idea, though it certainly has come out of fashion recently – in 1992 twelve OECD countries had one, now there are only four.

One of the central issues of a wealth tax is that it is difficult to actually implement and enforce. As Nicole Kaeding and Kyle Pomerleau from the Tax Foundation write, “the uber wealthy tend to have very hard-to-value assets,” such as ownership in real estate holdings, trusts, and most importantly, businesses.

Calculating the overall value of the wealth of a household would cost an immense amount of time and effort. Jeffrey Levine notes that wealthy households own “one of a kind works of art, ‘priceless’ jewelry, expensive cars … the list goes on and on. And now imagine the need to have all these assets valued each and every single year. It would be a total disaster show.” What effect such a measurement would have on a tax code which already comes in at 2.4 million words can already be presumed. The only ones profiting from such additional complications would be appraisers and lawyers, who will have the privilege to find out what the value of one’s wealth even is approximately.

Considering that wealth is not homogenous in kind, it would also lead to some households being hit much harder than others. It is one thing to sacrifice the least bad items of your investment portfolio or use inherited money to pay the tax. It is tougher to obtain the same amount of money if you are a business owner, who needs profitable returns year in, year out. In contrast to higher income tax rates, a wealth tax would also have a much more significant effect on one’s tax burden, since an annual tax on wealth would affect ones entire wealth every year, rather than “just” the newly accumulated income.

Of course, Elizabeth Warren not only wants to implement a wealth tax for being on the search for new funding of her costly projects, but also because “the rich” don’t pay their “fair share.” Disregarding the questionable assumption that letting those who are successful pay a much bigger share than the others would be fair, “the rich” already pay much more than the rest of the population anyway. Even Warren is admitting that when shesays that the top 0.1 percent pay 3.2 percent of total taxes, which is more than six times the share as the bottom 50 percent. The top 1 percent, meanwhile, pays a greater share of income taxes than the bottom 90 percent combined.

All of this is not to say that Elizabeth Warren is wrong when she says that “Washington is broken.” She is right when she says, like in a recent Bloomberg interview , that the system is stacked against the Average Joe, that “right now it works if you are a billionaire” or a “giant multinational corporation” or someone who is “wealthy” and “well-connected.” That the system is broken is one of the main reasons why someone like Donald Trump could ever become President (or even have a chance).

But the reason for this is not that government isn’t doing enough so far. It is instead that the government is doing too much, regardless of whether we talk of regulations and laws that are influenced by politically well-connected corporations and lobbyists, of a political elite that is wholly disconnected from their voting population, and certainly also of a financial system from which, every day, some profit from, while normal people further down the ladder lose out.

Not only that Washington is broken, however – it is broke as well at the tune of 22 trillion dollars. Warren’s wealth tax would raise 2.75 trillion dollars over the next ten years which she intends to not use on paying off debt, but on more spending on child care, lowering the student loan debt, and the “ Green New Deal .” Indeed, no confiscation from “the rich” of any kind could finance any programs for long. As Antony Davies noted , confiscating, for instance, the entire wealth of the 550 billionaires in the US, which would raise 2.5 trillion dollars, would be just enough to run the federal government for less than eight months. Washington’s problem is not revenue then, but spending.

So while Elizabeth Warren may be correct that the system is broken, she is quite wrong in how and why it is broken, and how to fix it. Instead of intervening even more in people’s affairs as she proposes, fixing the system would mean taking the state out of the system and, when not feasible, at least decentralize it away from Washington to state and local governments.

“Capitalism without rules is theft,” Warren says.

But instead of financing “the Swamp” even more, real capitalism (i.e., a free market system based on private property rights and voluntary exchange) might just be the way to fix the system.


          "SOTU Speech, my Favorite Parts" by Terity - 2.8.19      Cache   Translate Page      
Entry Submitted by Terity at 11:05 AM EST on February 8, 2019

Following are my favorite parts from the SOTU speech. During most of it I was moved to tears. For me this would have to be the best SOTU speech ever.

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We meet tonight at a moment of unlimited potential. What an awesome opening line!

(The agenda I will lay out this evening....) It is the agenda of the American people.

There is a new opportunity in American politics, if only we have the courage to seize it.

Victory is winning for our country.

These could be alluding to an RV...

In the 20th century, ..... redefined the middle class standard of living for the entire world to see.

...and we must create a new standard of living for the 21st century. An amazing quality of life for all of our citizens is within our reach.

We can make our communities safer, our families stronger, our culture richer, our faith deeper, and our middle class bigger and more prosperous than ever before.

...and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise, and the common good.

Together, we can break decades of political stalemate. We can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions, and unlock the extraordinary promise of America's future. The decision is ours to make.

We must choose between greatness or gridlock, results or resistance, vision or vengeance, incredible progress or pointless destruction.

Tonight, I ask you to choose greatness.

In just over 2 years since the election, we have launched an unprecedented economic boom -- a boom that has rarely been seen before.

We have unleashed a revolution in American energy.

Our country is vibrant and our economy is thriving like never before.

Now is the time for bipartisan action.

...and after four decades of rejection, we passed VA Accountability so we can finally terminate those who mistreat our wonderful veterans.

This legislation (First Step Act) reformed sentencing laws that have wrongly and disproportionately harmed the African-American community.

Now is the time for the Congress to show the world that America is committed to ending illegal immigration and putting the ruthless coyotes, cartels, drug dealers, and human traffickers out of business.

Legal immigrants enrich our Nation and strengthen our society in countless ways. I want people to come into our country, but they have to come in legally.

Tolerance for illegal immigration is not compassionate -- it is cruel. One in three women is sexually assaulted on the long journey north.

Smugglers use migrant children as human pawns to exploit our laws and gain access to our country.

Human traffickers and sex traffickers take advantage of the wide open areas between our ports of entry to smuggle thousands of young girls and women into the United States and to sell them into prostitution and modern-day slavery.

Simply put, walls work and walls save lives. So let's work together, compromise, and reach a deal that will truly make America safe.

Both parties should be able to unite for a great rebuilding of America's crumbling infrastructure.

To help support working parents, the time has come to pass school choice for America's children. I am also proud to be the first President to include in my budget a plan for nationwide paid family leave -- so that every new parent has the chance to bond with their newborn child.

To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother's womb. (That we, as a humanity, are even discussing this issue is madness to me. This is murder. Plain and simple. But we know what's behind it...)

Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children -- born and unborn -- are made in the holy image of God.

Under my Administration, we will never apologize for advancing America's interests.

Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence --- not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.

What will we do with this moment? How will we be remembered?

We must choose whether we will squander our inheritance -- or whether we will proudly declare that we are Americans. We do the incredible. We defy the impossible. We conquer the unknown.

This is the time to re-ignite the American imagination. This is the time to search for the tallest summit, and set our sights on the brightest star. This is the time to rekindle the bonds of love and loyalty and memory that link us together as citizens, as neighbors, as patriots.

This is our future -- our fate -- and our choice to make. I am asking you to choose greatness.

No matter the trials we face, no matter the challenges to come, we must go forward together.

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We must keep freedom alive in our souls.

Freedom for all!
Terity
          Hawaii Considers Raising Legal Smoking Age To 100 Years Old      Cache   Translate Page      

Sky News:-  Hawaii is considering raising the minimum age to legally buy cigarettes to 100 years old. The proposed law would effectively amount to a cigarette ban on the US island by 2024. Hawaii already has some of the toughest laws on cigarette sales, but Democrat politician Richard Creagan – who is a doctor – believes […]

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          Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs      Cache   Translate Page      
Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs
author: Tomie dePaola
name: Josiah
average rating: 4.31
book published: 1973
rating: 5
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date added: 2019/02/08
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There is nothing in literature like the books that Tomie dePaola has written about his family when he was growing up. Speaking for myself in all sincerity, his picture-book family histories have welcomed me into the life he has led as warmly as if I were a part of the family. I feel as if I know Tom, and Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs, and all the rest of Tomie's wonderful family as well as if they were my kin, too, and that is truly a special feeling that is hard to fully put into words.

This book steps so delicately upon the walkway of Tomie's youth that its construction is equal to that of the magnificent spiderweb spun by nature's surest architect. The anecdote about Nana Upstairs having to be tied to a chair to keep from falling out and Tommy asking Nana Downstairs to tie him in a chair, too, is one of the best things that I have ever read. The whole experience of knowing Nana Upstairs is made a blessing to us just as it was for young Tomie, and I am amazed by how perfectly he is able to make it all come so vividly alive.

As the hands of time erode the older hierarchy of Tommy's family—including his two Nanas—the story becomes very poignantly emotional, defying the spare number of words to gracefully weave itself around the reader's heart. No one who reads this book will ever forget the older Tommy looking out the window and seeing the shooting star, and the last thought that crosses his mind as the book draws to its close.

Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs belongs in rarified air, among the best picture books that I have ever read. It is a marvelous example of the height to which such a simple story can soar, and how an author's honest emotion can fill our hearts and minds even when few words are used. Tremendous.

          Popular Sumatran Tiger Melati Killed By Intended Mate At London Zoo      Cache   Translate Page      
Melati (right) walks with her previous mate Jae Jae at the zoo.

London Zoo workers and visitors were devastated Friday after popular Sumatran tiger Melati was killed by a new male picked to be her mate. Melati, 10, was fatally mauled when she was introduced to the 7-year-old male, Asim, who had been brought to the zoo just 10 days ago from a Danish Safari Park, the BBC reported.

The two spent days within sight of each other but in separate adjacent enclosures so they could get used to each other. They had shown “obvious positive signs,” and zookeepers believed the time was right to introduce the animals, said a statement by the zoo.

The  big cats were initially cautious but the meeting quickly became aggressive.

“Zoo staff immediately implemented their prepared response, using loud noises, flares and alarms to try and distract the pair, but Asim had already overpowered Melati,” the zoo statement said.

“Zookeepers were eventually able to secure Asim in a separate paddock so that they could safely get to Melati where our vets confirmed that she had sadly died.”

As with “all big cats, introductions, however carefully planned, are always considered to be high risk,” the zoo said.

Staff members are “heartbroken by this turn of events,” officials said.

After Asim — whose name, ironically, means “protector” in Arabic — arrived at the zoo last month, head tiger keeper Kathryn Sanders described him as “a handsome, confident cat who is known for being very affectionate with the ladies in his life. We’re hoping he’ll be the perfect mate for our beautiful Melati.”

The zoo’s previous male, Jae Jae fathered seven cubs with Melati, but he was moved to a French zoo last month. 

The Sumatran tiger is classified as critically endangered, and there are believed to be only 300 in the wild.

They can live 20 years in captivity.

Asim was moved to ZSL London Zoo as part of the European-wide conservation breeding program.


          Apple To Pay Teen Who Uncovered FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug      Cache   Translate Page      

Apple will pay an Arizona teenager who revealed a major security flaw on its devices last month, it was reported.

According to The Washington Post, 14-year-old Grant Thompson’s family will be rewarded with a payout in addition to money for his education as a thanks for his discovery of an eavesdropping bug on the FaceTime app. 

Thompson realized the issue by accident when creating a group call with his friends in which he was able to listen in on the first individual he called despite the fact that he hadn’t answered the phone. The bug also enabled callers to see through front-facing cameras, meaning it allowed for both audio and visual spying.

On Thursday, Apple released a fix in the form of a software update to solve the problem. 

While it’s unclear how much of a monetary reward the teen may receive, Apple has previously offered experts $25,000 to $200,000 for finding security lapses, according to a 2016 CNBC report. The initiative is part of a wave “bug bounty programs” in which big tech companies seek “white hat” or ethical hackers to attempt safety breaches in an effort to identify loopholes and further secure products.

That same year, Uber advertised an award of up to $10,000 for hackers who discovered flaws within its software. The same has also been done by Google and Facebook.


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QUINTE WEST — Winter is a time to spend outdoors. Or so it seemed at the Batawa Community Centre Saturday when up to 800 people took part in the 14th Annual Frostfest. The event featured Ffee entertainment all day, such as facepainting, Olaf from Frozen, Mirror Me Quinte (people get their photos taken), crafts with […]
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February 09, 2019Mexican plum and redbud may be blooming at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center by now. But last Sunday afternoon the gardens were still in the “grip” of an unusually mild winter. Flowers were few, but the tawny … Read More

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          Milwaukee Sen. Carpenter a bulwark v. GOP/Walker Toxic Touch      Cache   Translate Page      
This is a story about Milwaukee south side state senator Tim Carpenter, and how he should get more credit for protecting public trusts - - from water and wetlands to taxpayer dollars and transparency - - 
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- - when those resources are threatened by special interests and their GOP bellhops.

And it's also about the politicians whom Carpenter has been standing up to years, and when don't do their jobs and protect our resources simply figure out how to monetize their failures and stupidity - - again at our expense.

* It was Carpenter, as a board member the WEDC controlled by Walker appointees, whose whistle-blowing about flaws in the Foxconn contract led to language rewrites that may help save millions and even billions of taxpayer dollars should the already-shale Foxconn project collapse.

I will add today's post to the 20-month-long Foxconn blog archive, maintained here.

*  Similarly, it was Carpenter, along with his moderate, then GOP senate colleague Dale Schultz, saved miles of the Penokee Hills and the Bad River watershed from at least 35 years of blasting and polluting to extract iron ore for which there was no market.

Both of these boondoggles were pushed by Walker and his legislative marionettes despite the obvious financial or environmental flaws.

Other similarities: GOP leaders have already spewed a false narrative about why the Foxconn project is wobbling, and when the mining company pulled out it did some fake finger-pointing even though its own analyses showed that the project site was too saturated to be mined, as the Bad River tribe and other critics had been say for months.

You begin to see the pattern. Hurry through a flawed plan. Employ secrecy. Hurry up with the phony excuses when all the b.s is exposed.

So props to Carpenter for years of strong public policy advocacy - - seen also in his effort to minimize spending on the Walker/special-interest driven highway expansions that have sapped those budgets, too.


Including the very segment to which GOP Assembly Speaker and Foxconn-booster Robin Vos has helped maneuver more than $250 million while other big projects like the Zoo Interchange are stalled and Walker's legacy Scottholes are re-emerging in the current thaw-freeze cycle.

Fascinating, also, that some of the promoters of the mine were rewarded with promotions, positions and perks:

Then-State GOP Rep. Jeff Stone, after apologetically refusing Native American input on the mining project's enabling bill which the mining company had played a key role in drafting was later appointed by Walker to head the water section of the Public Service Commission.

A key mining project spokesman was also named to a PSC post. Those appointments are documented, here
Soft landings for high-profile GTac mine personnel
And GOP State Senator Glenn Grothman, after traveling to the mining region and assuring people that any damage to their wells from 35 years of trucking and blasting could be fixed with caulk moved up to a congressional seat his party had made available through ultra-partisan gerrymandering Grothman had supported while a state legislator.

And let's not forget the pro-mining Cathy Stepp, Walker's hand-picked inside-and-atop the-DNR-wrecker, who parlayed her obeisance to the wetland-fillers into the directorship at Donald Trump's Great Lakes US EPA regional office.

And speaking of failure rewarded, let's not forget that Walker is heading for the speakers' circuit, where, for at least $15,000, he will own up to absolutely nothing about his toxic touch.


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          How Merkel's Germany is legally ALLOWED TO IGNORE EU rules all other nations cave in to      Cache   Translate Page      

EUROPEAN Union bosses show a flagrant disregard for their own rules by allowing Germany to ignore the bloc’s laws that other weaker countries are forced to abide by, Express.co.uk can reveal today.

Germany has established back-door legislation which overrules the EU’s laws on SUPREMACY. Under these supremacy laws all member nations must subjugate their own courts and laws to the over-arching powers of the European Union. Supremacy is supposed to be the bedrock of the EU. However the Germans have found a way around it, according to an EU lawyer and legal expert. Last year, a shock report revealed that Berlin is the EU’s top rule breaker despite efforts by Angela Merkel, the bloc’s most influential leader, to lecture her colleagues on their wrongdoings. 

Legal expert Dr Gunnar Beck argues that German lawmakers have fiercely fought to stop the EU from acquiring control over their country’s legislature like no other member of the Brussels project.

Dr Beck claims the German Federal Constitutional Court has longed prevented Brussels eurocrats from implementing its true integration strategy.

Under EU 'supremacy' laws Euro-legislation trumps national legislation in almost all cases.

But Germany has fiercely protected its own sovereignty thorough shrewd and uncompromising legal moves.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1084402/EU-news-Germany-Angela-Merkel-European-Commission-law-rule-Court-of-Justice



          So PC that you're retarded? -Democrat Ilhan Omar Calls For Investigation Of Transgender Powerlifting      Cache   Translate Page      

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN), like her fellow freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), has hit the ground running with all kinds of radical causes — and, as reported by The Daily Caller, she's got a new one that's about as social justice-friendly as you get: Allowing biological males to compete against females in powerlifting because, she insists, the notion that "trans women have a 'direct competitive advantage' over women" is a "myth."

In a letter sent to Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, a fellow far-left Democrat, Rep. called for an investigation of USA Powerlifting for what she said is a violation of human rights laws by not allowing biological males to compete in women's events. Here's the letter posted on Instagram and confirmed to TheDC as legitimate by Omar's representatives.

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"I am writing to express my concern over a recent decision by USA Powerlifting to bar participation by my constituent Ms. JayCee Cooper, because she is transgender," begins the letter posted online by Cooper, a biological male who identifies as a female, OutSports reports.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/43213/democrat-rep-ilhan-omar-calls-investigation-james-barrett


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KTFA:Don961:  Parliamentary Planning: The government sent 40 laws to parliament for approvalIt revealed that the Planning Commission and the follow - up to the parliamentary government program to send the government about forty law to the House of Representatives issued during the next legislative term.Member of the Committee MP Raed Fahmi explained that the most prominent laws are the Federal Law Council and retirement and traffic and other laws affe [...]
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Flood the tunnels with tear gas. or worse then destroy them. Yes, they should kill them but that only escalates it. Eventually they will be at full out war. Illegals and Hezbollah tunnel like rodents - moles. https://ferrebeekeeper.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/06_12_digging_side.jpg
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They are just like the rodents we have tunneling in at our southern border. I hope we also have the capability to stop that too. We should have it. I laughed at this - "but (Israel) was apparently content to let Hezbollah <b> complete its expensive and exhausting task before destroying them. </b>
          What Does The Crisis In Venezuela Mean For LGBTQ People?      Cache   Translate Page      

Venezuela’s long-running political crisis appears to be reaching a critical point.

President Nicolás Maduro is still holding onto power, but there is growing international support to recognize Juan Guaidó – the leader of the legislature – who declared himself President on 23 January 2019.

Venezuela’s ongoing political discontent has been further fueled in recent months by skyrocketing hyperinflation, power cuts, and shortages of food and medicine. The BBC reports that over three million Venezuelans have emigrated from the country in recent years.

This crisis in Venezuela is affecting everyone in the country, but it’s worth remembering that the LGBTQ community in Venezuela is particularly vulnerable.

Homosexuality is not illegal – the last laws that could be used to persecute LGBTQ people were declared unconstitutional by the country’s Supreme Court in 1997. However there are no legal protections against discrimination based on sexuality.

But Venezuela is a very socially conservative country, and homophobia appears to be widely entrenched as a daily part of life.

I spoke with Luis – a young gay guy who left Venezuela to move to London.

We’re raised in a very macho culture.  If you’re a gay man and you seem to others to be a little camp, you could be in great danger. You could be harassed by other ‘manly’ men, and you could also get beaten-up for being too feminine.

Venezuelan artist and activist Daniel Arzola – who left Venezuela to live in Chile – confirms that his experience was similar.

The most common homophobic format used by Venezuelans is mockery.   Over the last 50 years, the media has been responsible for mocking LGBTQ people. In addition to this, the lack of sexual education creates a society that limits you to a ghetto, where you’re criticized if you express affection in public or act in any way outside of the sexist norm.

As Venezuela’s economy continues to implode, and tensions rise, it’s predictable that the most vulnerable people in society are most at risk.


Content of What does the crisis in Venezuela mean for LGBTQ people? republished with permission from Gareth Johnson

Gareth Johnson

Originally from Australia, Gareth now lives in London. A non-smoker who loves to laugh, Gareth writes about all aspects of the LGBTQ experiences, with a particular passion for travel, sport, and films.


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          Installing Multiple WordPress Sites On Same Domain To Section Off Uses      Cache   Translate Page      

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So I have already done this but I’m curious what pros and cons others see in this setup and interested in other perspectives. I have a site in mind, its to have an information area and blog, a customer support and client dashboard area, a forum and a directory…with possible growth of other areas.

I built a centos cpanel server on AWS …
I started making it and decided that I didnt want more than 25 or so plugins cause I didnt want a ton of requests on each page load. But each plugin seemed to push the js and css files through the roof. I didnt want a multisite cause thats just making one site look like more, I wanted the opposite of multisite I want people to see one site but its actually several. Then the plugins for one area are just in one area, and it keeps all the SEO value in one domain.
So I settled on three sites one main domain two in 2 subfolders, installed the same theme and while each has its own table they all three share the same user table…that way you join one you are in all three. Same cookies are set up in them.
I just have to be mindful to manually custom interlink the sites. And thats been alright. Now I also had some redundancy with having to install the same security plugin in each of the three but that seems to be working fine. Statistics is alright cause I can just use the same Google Analytics.

Do you think this configuration is going to work out? What problems do you forsee? Like I know I have 3 sites basically to watch out for but I think they’ll run faster for users….tables are smaller, plugins for X arent involved in other areas…I have been debating combining the wp-content folder so that media and theme is shared but still want plugins totally separate so may just get over that plan. I had some .htaccess oddities but got passed those after redoing the ones in the subfolders.

Site homepage gets an A from gtmetrix. Loads in 2.2 seconds with 41 requests…WP Statistics shows 480 users made 1311 visits yesterday. Didnt seem to slow it down, 4804 users in a week…14,000 visits. Most is bot traffic probably but thats still useful for my testing. Each site is developed and there are 900 indexed pages…each site has its own xml and the main one has links in it to the other sitemaps on the other installs.

Google search is trending higher and higher for visitors and keywords. So the SEO aspect seems taken care of…

So my cons I can come up with are…
Users upload something and its not available somewhere else, not a biggie cause each area is kinda function and audience based. I dont know if the added tables are a strain on the database or if that help it by sectioning things off more? Is it more secure with 3 compartments or is it more dangerous. Than if I have just used one site with everything…each has its own admin area … I suppose if the database becomes sluggish I can move to a dedicated one….it will probably be more trouble if I need to migrate the site as each site just sees itself…

Any thoughts? Warnings?


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          The caffeinated "man of means" turns out to be jerk. Surprise.      Cache   Translate Page      
The caffeinated "man of means" turns out to be jerk. Surprise.

by digby




The billionaire Howard Schultz (excuse me "man of means" Howard Schultz) turns out to be different than his public persona:

Though he stepped down last year as Starbucks’ chairman and CEO, Schultz’s political pitch is deeply rooted in the company’s carefully cultivated image as a progressive, benevolent employer that cares for its employees, which it calls “partners,” and acts as what he calls a “gathering spot, a Third Place that draws people together.” He presents himself as a rare combination of archetypes: a visionary entrepreneur who’s built an $84 billion global empire on pricey lattes, and a bleeding-heart do-gooder who lavishes health coverage, college tuition and other benefits on those 330,000 “partners,” has them undergo racial-bias training and write “Come Together” on customers’ coffee cups. In response to President Donald Trump’s immigrant-bashing, the company promised to hire 10,000 refugees.

This pitch is also steeped in the mystique of progressive, affluent Seattle, Starbucks’ hometown, celebrated around the world as a capital of coffee culture, innovation and progressive policy. In an op-ed in the Seattle Times last week, Schultz praised his adopted home effusively, oddly crediting its “diversity of thought” with helping inspire him to (maybe) run as a centrist independent.

But there’s a disconnect here, one that will become increasingly evident as national media outlets dig harder into Schultz’s history than 60 Minutes did. His “come together” pitch may ring weakest here in Seattle, where he’s proved a singularly divisive figure and left a long, unhappy trail of civic and community disengagement. The rest of the world might know him as the father of the Frappuccino, but here he’s known for treating a public park like private property and throwing away the city’s NBA team. Schultz acknowledged in his op-ed that “Seattle and I have had a complicated relationship.” But that was putting it mildly.

He’s instinctually defensive and self-protective. … He’s not an honest person.”

One of Starbucks’ founders, speaking publicly about Schultz for the first time, has scarcely a good word to say. Gordon Bowker, who helped Schultz launch his first espresso bars before selling Starbucks to him, and whom Schultz has hailed as a mentor, says he was shocked to find himself and the other founders the subjects of vicious gossip and, after they started a small, competing coffee roaster, effaced from the company’s official history.

Schultz, who slams the Republican and Democratic parties for engaging in “revenge politics,” is himself “vindictive,” says Bowker. “He’s instinctually defensive and self-protective. … He’s not an honest person.” Schultz’s office did not respond to requests for comment on this and other accusations arising from his decades in Seattle.

That's from a devastating Politico profile of the MOM that really rips the mask off this fellow. It's well worth reading.

It's certainly not impossible for "men of means" to be good leaders. Franklin Roosevelt comes to mind. The Kennedys had their moments. There have been countless other wealthy people who did public service with decency and fairness.

But billionaire businessmen are a special breed, and they require a very, very close look before anyone should put their faith in their ability to run government or even understand the basic tenets of democracy. They don't operate under the same rules.

It's easy to dismiss Trump as an anomaly because he's such a dolt and really got where he is because of his celebrity more than any business success. But however much of a phony he is, the man spent his life as a very rich man trying to get richer, which is what most of these guys do. Hopefully we can at least all now agree that "private sector" experience is wildly oversold as a qualification for president.

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Voter ID as electoral eugenics

by Tom Sullivan

It's a wonder more voting rights advocates haven't been charged with sedition. It was an accusation leveled at Joseph Mulloy, Alan McSurely and Carl Braden by the state of Kentucky in 1967. It was Braden's second sedition charge. The first was in 1954 for helping an African American couple buy a home in Louisville. Kentucky treated that as an attempt to overthrow the commonwealth. Braden served eighteen months in prison before the Supreme Court in another case ruled state-level sedition charges unconstitutional.

That made the 1967 charges in Pike County, KY illegal, historian Elizabeth Catte writes in "What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia (2018)." But legal, schmeagal. None of that mattered to the sheriff and local power brokers put out with anti-poverty and anti-coal activists they accused of attempting to "take over Pike County from the power structure and put it in the hands of the poor." That was just over blocking Puritan Coal Company bulldozers. Heaven forbid they helped poor people vote.

Catte's fierce little book rebuts myths perpetuated about “Greater Appalachia” by J.D. Vance ("Hillbilly Elegy") and others. Catte's Appalachia is more than "Trump Country." Her Appalachia includes dogged organizers like Braden, the United Mine Workers of the Battle of Blair Mountain, and communities organized against mountaintop-removal mining. The Knoxville native argues the hollow-eyed, barefoot-and-impoverished, black-and-white images from federally funded photo essays dating from the Depression to the War on Poverty amount to a "willful representation of a community" as backward, violent, and chronically dependent. All the more reason for extractive capitalism imposed from without (and supported by elites within) to retain its monopoly on power.

Selling the 1960s War on Poverty to the rest of the country meant giving white, middle-class Americans images they would find relatable. Photographers sought images of white poverty and portrayed them as representative of an entire region, Catte argues. They eschewed photographs of "more 'modern' residents who owned gas stations and restaurants." Or of African Americans. Or of Native Americans. Vance is simply the most recent popularizer of the hillbilly stereotype that enabled coal barons to spin wholesale destruction of the land, air, water, and the exploitation of a people as modernization.

But something darker, Catte believes, lies beneath the established narrative Vance perpetuates of hillbillies as a genetically distinct (read: inbred), white Scots-Irish monoculture. Catte traces the efforts of outsiders to improve the region's "less-evolved" human stock through relocation or sterilization:

Virginia was already at the forefront of the American eugenics movement thanks to the efforts of the Eugenics Records Office in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. The New York collective helped Virginia's politicians draft sterilization and racial integrity laws. In 1927 the fruits of their labor blossomed when the infamous Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell effectively legalized compulsory eugenic sterilization nationwide which was practiced in Virginia until 1979.
Seen as unresponsive after years of War on Poverty assistance landed Appalachians among the ranks of the undeserving poor. Conservatives painted them as born into a culture of poverty. The hillbilly myth "allows conservative intellectuals to talk around stale stereotypes of African Americans and other nonwhite individuals while holding up the exaggerated degradations of a white group thought to defy evidence of white privilege." Scots-Irish heritage is there, Catte acknowledges. But exaggerating its influences in Appalachia and blaming Appalachians for their own exploitation provides cover for explaining persistent poverty among nonwhites elsewhere as a function of defective genes rather than entrenched systems of power.

Vance hopes readers will take from "Elegy" an understanding "of how class and family affect the poor without filtering their views through a racial prism.” Catte counters that race is exactly the point. The National Review's response to "Elegy" was "positively gleeful," Catte writes, telling its readers, "The white working class has followed the black underclass and Native Americans not just into family disintegration, addiction, and other pathologies, but also perhaps into the most important self-sabotage of all, the crippling delusion that they cannot improve their lot by their own effort." Vance proposes bringing in venture capitalists to show hillbillies how it's done.

Catte punches back, arguing the hillbilly narrative "would retroactively vindicate [conservatives] for viciously deploying the same stereotypes against nonwhite people for decades."

Catte tells Guernica, "For those who like to indulge in that brand of self-righteousness, it is always the poor who fail our country, never a country that has failed the poor, and race and class work together in that regard to make poverty seem innate among certain populations."

As for popular depictions of a region populated by hillbillies, Catte writes, "It turns out that if you create and sell a version of Appalachia as a place filled with defective people, eugenicists start paying attention to your work." She introduces readers to Charles Davenport of the Eugenics Records Office, to writer, attorney and eugenicist Henry Caudill, and to Stanford scientist William Shockley's Foundation for Research and Education of Eugenics and Dysgenics.

What is striking in Catte's exploration of their influences in Charles' Murray's "The Bell Curve" and J.D. Vance's account of Greater Appalachia is the matter-of-factness about eugenicists' efforts at improving the gene pool of the undeserving poor. In addition to sterilization, Caudill suggested moving in army camps. Caudill believed soldiers impregnating mountain women would be "to the everlasting benefit of the region as a whole."

More striking for voting rights activists are the parallels Catte does not draw between efforts to improve the Appalachian gene pool and lofty-sounding efforts "to clean up the voter rolls" in the name of election integrity. Purging voter rolls, erecting registration hurdles, denying voting rights to ex-felons, demanding photo IDs for voting — those efforts to purify the voter pool are not about race either(!), but enacted under the public rationale of strengthening American democracy as a whole.

To extend Catte's account of American eugenics, manipulation of voting laws to retain a monopoly on power appears as simply another manifestation of a racial stratagem that resurfaces decade after decade in cunning variations.


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by digby

Peanut!



The baby Tamandua born December 20, 2018 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden now has a name! Although the pup’s sex is yet-to-be-determined, the Zoo announced that it would be called “Mani”.

“We wanted to give the pup a Spanish name, since Tamanduas are primarily from Spanish speaking countries, and both of its parents have Spanish names. We chose the name Mani, which means “peanut,” because we were able to watch Mani grow from the size of a peanut via weekly ultrasounds on mom, Isla,” said Cincinnati Zoo Interpretive Animal Keeper Colleen Lawrence. “We fell in love with the pup when it was only a blip on a screen.”






Five-year-old Isla, a first-time mom, has taken care of the pup exactly the way she should, so it is healthy and growing fast. Care team members think the baby is a boy, but it’s difficult to be 100% certain of the sex of Tamanduas when they’re this young.

Keepers report that little Mani can be seen through the windows of the Zoo’s Animal Ambassador Center (AAC), clinging to Isla.

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Introduction

More than thirty years ago, Professor Peter Checkland of the University of Lancaster, raised the question whether information systems (IS) and systems thinking could be united (Checkland, 1988). Almost twenty years later, Ray J. Paul, senior lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science also raised the disciplinary status of the subject, as editor the European Journal of Information Systems (Paul, 2007). These two papers are both illustrative of several others (e.g., Banville and Laundry, (1988)., George et. al., (2005)., Firth et. al., (2011)., Annabi and McGann, (2015)) from information systems as it attempts to find its own disciplinary boundaries among the crowd of academia, research, and vocational activities (c.f., Abraham et. al., (2006)., Benamati et. al., (2010).

The two papers are selecting not only to provide an at-a-glance illustration of the time-period of foundational issues within Information Systems as a discipline, but also the temporal context of each paper, and the differences in their views which, at least in part, is reflective of those different times. Drawing from these illustrative comments and from other source material mentioned, some critical issues facing the field of information systems is identified. Rather than attempting to enforce a niche for information systems, a philosophical reconstruction is carried out using formal pragmatics, as developed by the philosopher Karl-Otto Apel (1980) and the social theorist Jurgen Habermas.

Checkland and Paul: A Review

Checkland argues that human beings are "unique" in converting data into information and attributing meaning. Whilst recent studies in animal studies suggest that a more relative term would be more appropriate (c.f., Pika, et. al, (2018)), the point is made. Information Systems are defined as "organized attempts" by institutions to provide information, dominated by the use of computers as the dominant means to carry this into effect. For Checkland a potential conflict between technical experts who avoid the social aspect, and agents of social change who side-step technical expertise, with the discipline lacking in a "Newton" to bring the field together.

In elucidating how this situation came about Checkland notes that the recent history of Information Systems begins with the approach of engineers and statisticians of the 1940s (e.g., Fisher, Wiener, Weaver, Shannon) were primarily concerned with signal-transmission of messages and their distortion, with no reference to meaning. This would be developed in a "semantic information theory" by Stamper et. al., at the London School of Economics, to include semantic analysis. Nevertheless Checkland argues that information systems have "tacitly followed the systems thinking of the 1950s and 1960s". In taking up this argument Checkland applies a phenomenological epistemology where the system is derived from concepts which themselves are a "mutually-creating relationship between perceived reality .. and intellectual concepts (which include 'system')".

Generalized approaches as systems to entities as an "autonomous whole" applies in a variety of fields as diverse as biology, ecology, engineering, economics, sociology etc, from the 1940s to the 1960s and beyond. Checkland argues that this approach correlated with the information technology systems at the time, where such "hard" systems theory where "organizations are conceptualized as goal-seeking machines and information systems are there to enable the information needs associated with organizational goals to be met". In the 1980s new technologies were making it increasingly possible to view organizations as"discourses, cultures, tribes, political battlegrounds, quasi-families, or communication and task networks", where functionalism was being replaced with "phenomenology and hermeneutics", which correlates with the development of Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), meaning-attribution, and emergent properties, and where SSM is a learning system as a whole, and which makes system models.

With this transformation in technology and systems methodology, Checkland argues in the future computer projects will rarely use a project life cycle, except for when "relatively mechanical administrative procedures are computerized". Instead, projects will be increasingly orientated around tasks of perception and meaning where processes and information flows "increasingly need a social and political perspective", which places computing in the hands of the end-user, and where systems are developed so that they can learn and build their own information system. Checkland concludes that this "process orientation offers help with some of the crux problems of information provision in organizations in the 1990s".

Paul's editorial is quite different from Checkland's paper, with the most notable differences being between the difference of twenty years in time and the size of the publication; the editorial is a mere three pages compared to Checkland reaching just over ten. Despite this Paul managed to raise a great number of critical issues with both brevity and power, and with a great deal of hindsight wisdom when compared to the zeitgeist optimism of Checkland. Thematically Paul is concerned with the two topics of challenge and change, noting a variety of past editorials that are concerned with these matters, and notes a connection between them: It is clear to me that there are challenges to IS, and that it is time to address them – it is time to change.

Five challenges are identified which strike at the very core of Information Systems as a discipline and research project highlighting its continuing problematic status. Specifically, Paul states the following: "Nobody seems to know who were are outside the IS community", "Demand from students to study IS is generally dropping", "Research publications in IS do not appear to be publishing the right sort or content of research". In addition. Paul identifies "journal league tables" as being particularly troubling for the discipline, and finally, noting that what are information systems is still subject to significant debate.

Initially referring to the first four challenges, which are less elaborated, Paul suggests that the lack of IS's public recognition is because of its lack of distinct identity, often being located either within business studies or computer science, and suggests that a stronger IS community could provide the strength to overcome these barriers. Whilst the second challenge is an empirical measure it is suggested that community strength would overcome also help with declining enrolments. The third challenge is one of real-world applications versus pure research, with Paul strongly leaning towards the former. As for "journal league tables" Paul makes a case for journals to have a diversity of roles and fitness of purpose.

The final matter is the definition of IS. It is obviously difficult for a discipline to find its place in academia when it is unsure of its own core subject matter, Paul addresses this last point as a matter of major concentration. Taking an approach of via negativa, Paul tries to define information systems by what it is not. Thus, information systems are not information technology, which are the devices that provide the delivery mechanism for information systems. Nor is information systems the processes being used, and nor is the people using the technology and the processes. Instead, to Paul, information systems are the combination of these contributing factors. "The IS is what emerges from the usage and adaptation of the IT and the formal and informal processes by all of its users."

Critique and Reconstruction

Despite the differences in time, size, and even approach, both the papers from Checkland and Paul refer to the issue of identity for IS as a discipline and research project. Checkland provides a historical and philosophical approach to describing this matter and concludes with an optimistic zeitgeist of transformation, partially developed from a degree of technological determinism. Paul's editorial, in contrast, is more concerned with immediate issues and context, although this too is ultimately grounded in ontological and epistemological issues that confront Information Systems.

Checkland's historical argument of the transformation from "hard systems" approaches to SSM are largely accepted within the discipline, although the argument that this correlates with organisations moving from goal-seeking institutions to some sort of extended family is pretty speculative to say the least. Likewise is the claim of processes moving away from functionalism to more phenomenological and hermeneutic approaches, as if these are at variance to each other. After all, functionalism has both phenomenology and hermeneutics as a philosophical foundation. Whilst Checkland is close to transcending these subject-centred approaches with references to speech-act theory and the generation of meaning, they have not engaged in the core principle of linguistic philosophy which notes that shared symbolic values cannot be systematically generated on account of their intersubjectivity (Apel, 1980., Habermas, 1984).

Likewise, Paul's five challenges are not without problems. Two at least are not exactly IS unique problems but rather universal to all academic disciplines, that is the matter of conflict between pure research and practical application (see also Benamati et. al., (2010)) and the issue of journal league tables and fitness to purpose. The matter of IS lacking its own distinct disciplinary identity is certainly a challenge however as Paul's definitional conclusion indirectly notes, this is because it is a multi-disciplinary subject that draws together the organisational requirements in business studies with the technology of computer science. Finally, Paul takes a fairly idealistic approach in arguing that the drop in IS enrolments is due to a lack of an IS community. As Abraham et al (2006) point out, there were particularly historical macroeconomic issues as a major factor, specifically the "dot.com" crash of 2000-2002.

A reconstruction of the disciplinary identity of IS is founded on the philosophy of formal (or universal) pragmatics. Initiated by the "linguistic turn" of Wittgenstein (1953), this approach identifies language and meaning as something that is generated between people, and rather than taking a subject-centered view of the world elaborates this to an intersubjective approach. Uniting epistemological considerations with ontological ones formal pragmatics takes a rationalisation of world orientations with specific verification claims.

Unverifiable Metaphysics Physicalist, Symbolist, Idealist Theology
Verifiable Reality Logical and Empirical Philosophy
Orientations/Worlds (verification) 1. Objective or External World 2.Intersubective or Social World 3. Subjective or Internal World
1. Statements of Truth - Sciences (correspondence) Scientific facts Social facts Unverifiable
2. Statements of Justice - Laws (consensus) Unverifiable Legal Norms Moral Norms
3. Statements of Beauty – Arts (sincerity) Aesthetic Expressions Unverifiable Sensual Expressions

Table 1: Elaborated from Habermas (1984), illustrating the pragmatic complexes

In doing so, IS is placed within multiple complexes; not only does it have to deal with the world-orientation of objective facts (information technology), it is equally involved in the world-orientation of social facts (business processes); whereas earlier IS focussed more on the former, SSM was focussed more on the later. Both of these are part of DIKW hierarchy, which refers to the relationship between data, information, knowledge, and wisdom (Rowley (2007). IS is thus a subset of the wider body of knowledge management, which contains all the specific academic disciplines and world-orientations. Whilst the importance of IS will continue to grow due to the increased development of business processes, information technology, and their integration, it will always be a multi-disciplinary subject as it crosses pragmatic boundaries.

One sociological effect of formal pragmatics refers to an understanding of society as a combination of institutional systems and a lifeworld of communities. Procedural action occurs through institutional systems, whereas meaning generation occurs through the lifeworld. In this sense, a system cannot generate meaning and, despite the best efforts of public relations experts, cannot determine the response of communities to their slogans, neologisms, etc. It is very much asystematic, and the best that organisations can hope for is that they have sufficient inputs from the wild world of external communities to be attentive to communities think of them. In this sense, the hopes of Checkland that somehow institutional systems will transform themselves from procedural to meaning-generating bodies is implausible.

Conclusion

Taking the divergent papers of Checkland and Paul a common theme was noted as both attempted to find a foundation on which to base Information Systems as a discipline and research project. Checkland's approach was to apply philosophical considerations to the history of IS and in particular note the transformation of the engineering and biological perspectives of the 1950s and 1960s to the Soft Systems Methodology of the 1970s and 1980s with the possibility of institutional transformation aided by changes in technological devices. In contrast, Paul noted difficulties of identity within IS as it crossed disciplinary boundaries and lacked a referential ability to define itself in distinction to other fields of inquiry.

Both these papers contribute to an ongoing debate on the nature and function of IS. A contribution is made here using contemporary pragmatic and linguistic philosophy with the identification that the challenges confronting IS are actually required for the existence of IS. As long as there is data that is stored in a structured manner as information and that that information is utilised by institutions, then it is inevitable that IS will be crossing the boundaries of instrumental and social technologies. Likewise, as long meaning is generated intersubjectively then there can be no way that an external body can enforce and define the interpretation of shared symbolic values.

By way of conclusion, it must be said that formal pragmatics is obviously not just applicable to IS. As a theory that looks at whether statements of affairs are even verifiable in a pragmatic sense it must incorporate the entirety of the knowledge of our species; not in the content of course, but rather in the categorisation of what sort of statements are possible in the first place. Certainly, there is many things in the universe which we do not know yet, but at least formal pragmatics provides the tools of what sort of questions can be asked, and when propositions are made, whether or not that content seeks verification of truth, justice, or beauty. There are, perhaps further questions outside these areas of verification, but for them, perhaps it is best to refer to two aphorisms of the early Wittgenstein (1922). "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world"; "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent."

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Annabi, H., McGann, Sean T., (2015), MIS-Understood: A Longitudinal Analysis of MIS Major Misconceptions, Proceedings of SIGED: IAIM Conference 2015

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Benamati, J. H., Ozdemir, Z. D., and Smith, H. J. (2010), Aligning Undergraduate IS Curricula with Industry Needs, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, (53)3, p. 152-156

Banville, C., Landry, M., (1989) Can the Field of MIS be Disciplined?, Communications of the ACM, 32 (1), p48-60

Checkland, P.B., (1988) Information Systems and Systems Thinking: Time to Unite?, International Journal of Information Management, 8, p239-248

George, J. F., Valacich, J. S., and Valor, J. (2005), Does Information Systems Still Matter? Lessons for a Maturing Discipline, Communications of the Association for Information Systems (16)8, pp. 219-232

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Firth, D., King, J., Koch, H., Looney, C. A., Pavlou, P., and Trauth, E. M. (2011), Addressing the Credibility Crisis in IS, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, (28)13, p. 199-212

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Pika, Simone., Wilkinson, Ray, Kendrik, Kobin H., Vernes, Sonja C., (2018), Taking turns: bridging the gap between human and animal communication, Proceeedings of the Royal Society B, 285(1880)

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Wittgenstein, Ludwig (1953), (trans. G. E. M. Anscombe), Philosophical Investigations, Macmillan Publishing Company.


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On the front page of Amazon Prime Video, "Loose Change" appears as a "recommended Documentary Movie" for some users.

The 9/11 conspiracy film fits into the larger "puppet master" theme found in most conspiracy media, and generally spreads assertions based on pseudoscience that have been largely discredited.

According to the anti-Semitism watchdog Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the film "draws from the American Free Press, a wellspring of anti-Semitic 9/11 propaganda, as well as the work of anti-Semitic writer Christopher Bollyn, as sources to bolster its claims about the alleged government cover-up of the 9/11 attacks."

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The conspiracy films available on the streaming platforms go beyond kooky tales about alien abductions (though they have those too), and present arguments framed as truth that have largely been debunked as misinformation or even been shown to be derived from hateful ideology.

"Zeitgeist: The Movie", which proposes that 9/11 was a conspiracy orchestrated by bankers to better leverage control over the masses, is also available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, and is labeled a "documentary."

In 2011, Tablet Magazine described the film as "steeped in far-right, isolationist, and covertly anti-Semitic conspiracy theories." ABC News interviewed a former friend of Gabrielle Giffords' shooter Jared Loughner who said the film had "a profound impact on Jared Loughner's mindset and how he views the world that he lives in."

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"A Conspiracy To Rule: The Illuminati," which is featured on Amazon and Hulu, traces the roots of a supposed global, elite conspiracy to control the world through coded messages.

Andre Oboler, law lecturer and CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute, told INSIDER that streaming services offering such films boosts interest in the conspiracy theories they promote.

"The underlying antisemitic conspiracy theory at play here is that of Jewish power, be it accusations about controlling governments, banks and financial markets, news and media, or international events," he said.

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"A Conspiracy To Rule," which traces a vague conspiracy that supposedly continues to this day, finds the origins of the conspiracy in "system of Jewish philosophy," Jewish mysticism, and Kabala.

"There haven't been any Illuminati for over 200 years, any suggestion that any Illuminati existed after the mid-1780s is absurd, and if there is such a suggestion, then we're talking about fantasy," Michael Barkun, an expert on conspiracy theories at Syracuse University, told INSIDER.

"It's always dangerous when false ideas are presented as fact," Barkun added. He said the biggest risk associated conspiracy theories is "people taking action on the basis of false and dangerous beliefs."

Amazon Prime Video streams numerous other documentaries connecting Jewish history and the Rothschilds to world domination, including "One World Agenda: The Illuminati" and "Illuminati: The Grand Illusion."

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ADL extremist expert Mark Pitcavage told INSIDER that while movies such as "A Conspiracy To Rule" may not be explicitly anti-Semitic, they still pose a danger.

"Conspiracy theories lure in the credulous and can sometimes make them not merely believe but act on their beliefs," he said. "Over the years we have seen a number of violent incidents ... that were the result of people being motivated to take violent action as a result of conspiracy theories."

Barkun also noted a more subtle risk of conspiracy theory media — disillusionment.

"People may draw the conclusion that conventional politics is meaningless. If they genuinely believe that what happens in the world is a result of the hidden hand of some mysterious elite, then presumably ordinary political activity is meaningless as are the decisions of lawmakers and officeholders," he said. "This kind of material may alienate people from the political process and political participation."

Amazon and Hulu stand apart as platforms that have continued to feature conspiracy theories

Loose Change Amazon Prime Video

Amazon and Hulu's hosting and recommendation of conspiracy theory media are becoming increasingly unique.

In January, YouTube announced that it would work to prevent conspiracy theory videos or those containing misinformation from being included in its recommended videos, to avoid serving users conspiracy content users weren't seeking out. They continue to host plenty of conspiracy content, however. 

The makers of "Loose Change" said in September that they had to remove the film from YouTube, but that it was still available on Amazon Prime Video and Google Play.

Amazon shows the potential echo chamber that recommendation algorithms can create.

Alongside "Loose Change," a series of other 9/11 conspiracy films are promoted for streaming, including "Conspiracy of Lies: Flight 3370 to 911", and "9/11: Ten Years of Deception."

Amazon recommendation conspiracy films

Hulu similarly suggests its conspiracy offerings after you consume any film in the category. 

In August 2018, numerous tech companies took a step toward clamping down on conspiracy content, effectively removing the accounts of InfoWars and Alex Jones, who was one of the most popular conspiracy theorists on the internet.

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple, Spotify, and others moved to remove Jones' accounts from their platforms in quick succession, with many saying his content violated their hate speech policies.

Amazon, on the other hand, continues to host numerous videos from Jones that it classifies as documentaries, including "The Obama Deception," and "Police State 4: The Rise of FEMA."

Conspiracy films could violate Amazon's hate speech policy

Amazon Prime

Out of the major streaming platforms, Amazon appears to recommend the most conspiracy material. A cursory search of "Illuminati," "New World Order," and "9/11" yielded over 35 results that suggested conspiracy, compared to 14 films in Hulu's conspiracy section, and 4 Netflix films that focus on aliens and the moon landing. Amazon's issue could be due in part to its Prime Video Direct service, which allows content creators to directly upload content.

Amazon, like many platforms, has a loose set of guidelines dictating what users are allowed to upload to its platform. "Graphic sexually explicit or violent acts" and content featuring "gratuitous nudity and/or erotic themes" is not allowed.

The company also has a hate speech policy that could potentially be applied to certain conspiracy films. "Content that promotes hate speech, incites racial or gender hatred, or promotes groups or organizations that support such beliefs," is not eligible according to Amazon.

Hulu does not have a publicly accessible policy against hate speech.

When Alex Jones and InfoWars were kicked off of numerous platforms, Apple, Facebook, and YouTube referenced similar hate speech policies as their basis for doing so.

Read more: Apple, Facebook, Spotify, and YouTube shut down Infowars' Alex Jones

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Amazon has faced scrutiny in the past for lax enforcement of rules on Prime Video and on its general site, and for allowing users to sell items like neo-Nazi children's books and swastika pendants on its marketplace before they were removed.

"Unfortunately, platforms tend to be reluctant to remove such content or to accept that it is a breach of their hate speech policies," Oboler said. "The bottom line is that such content attracts eyeballs, which translates into revenue."

Jennifer Grygiel, a communications professor at Syracuse University who specializes in emerging media and corporate social responsibility, told INSIDER the user-driven nature of Prime Video makes it dangerous, especially if users design content that is "at the edge" of the policy.

"Some viewers might be viewing this through Prime not realizing that it's another user, and they might give it more weight as a documentary than if it were on YouTube. It could actually give the air of more legitimacy if they assume it's being produced by an actual studio," Grygiel said. "There's potential even for state actors to go in and create this stuff — this could become targeted."

Grygiel said that without proper moderation, conspiracy theories and the latent hate within them could spread.

"They're tapping into memetic frameworks. As they're shared, they get strengthened over time," said Grygiel. "Not engaging in moderation makes it worse. It will grow and spread and become problematic."

SEE ALSO: Amazon is hawking bizarre conspiracy-theory films by the likes of David Icke and Alex Jones

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@ajwalters wrote:

Apologies if this is more of an AWS/CloudFormation issue that SLS, but thought somebody might be able to provide some insight.

In my SLS config, I define a Elasticache cluster resource and provide a ClusterName. Because i’m in development, I want to delete the Elasticache cluster when i’m done so as not to incur unnecessary charges. However, when I perform subsequent deploys, the Elasticache cluster is not created and the deploy succeeds. I was wondering if there was a flag or setting needed to force recreation of the Elasticache cluster if it it was deleted

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@eduardoferrari wrote:

Hello guys, I have a gitlab-runner to deploy my projects on AWS and for some reason the command “${file(…)}” is not working into the runner… I’m getting this error message form AWS about the CloudFormation in wrong format:

undefined resource {file(config.{self:provider.stage}.json):iamRole}

I have 3 files:

  • confg.dev-test.json
  • confg.pre-prod.json
  • confg.prod.json
    All of than have the iamRole property with the correct ARN for environment.

It is working normally locally to deploy, but not on the runner.

The full line on the serverless.yml is:
role: {file(config.{self:provider.stage}.json):iamRole}

And I’m getting the correct stage, because I’m using it in order places on the same file… and I checked also, the file exists during the runner execution.

Tks a lot for help me.

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@rlr0329 wrote:

I am using serverless framework 1.36.3. In my AWS serverless function, I am getting the following error:

An error occurred (AccessDenied) when calling the PutObject operation: Access Denied

Here is the Python3 code snippet:

tmpfilename='/tmp/'+filename
csvfile=open(tmpfilename,'w')
writer = csv.DictWriter(csvfile, fieldnames=fieldnames,quotechar='"')
writer.writeheader()
for row in data:
    csvrow={}
    for f in fieldnames:
        csvrow[f]=getFieldValue(row[f])
    writer.writerow(csvrow)
csvfile.close()

myObj=s3.Object(myBucket, filename)
s3response=myObj.put(Body=open(tmpfilename, 'rb'))

I verified that the csvfile is getting created and populated with data

This is what is generated in the IAM inline policy for the lambda role:

    {
        "Action": [
            "s3:*"
        ],
        "Resource": [
            "arn:aws:s3:::myBucket"
        ],
        "Effect": "Allow"
    }

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@karthikprom wrote:

We are currently using API Keys to secure access to our API Gateway. However, we are moving to an IAM model with access/secret key. I understand that swagger does not allow us to do this (we currently have api_key set in swagger to enable API Key authentication).

I have created the policy needed for the various operations as:

  SvcAccountPolicy:
    Type: AWS::IAM::ManagedPolicy
    Properties:
      ManagedPolicyName: !Sub 'iam-${EnvTag}'
      PolicyDocument:
        Version: 2012-10-17
        Statement:
          - Effect: Allow
            Action:
              - 'execute-api:Invoke'
            Resource:
              - !Sub 'arn:aws:execute-api:${AWS::Region}:${AWS::AccountId}:${SomeApi}/*/GET/*'
              - !Sub 'arn:aws:execute-api:${AWS::Region}:${AWS::AccountId}:${SomeApi}/*/POST/*'
              - !Sub 'arn:aws:execute-api:${AWS::Region}:${AWS::AccountId}:${SomeApi}/*/PUT/*'
              - !Sub 'arn:aws:execute-api:${AWS::Region}:${AWS::AccountId}:${SomeApi}/*/DELETE/*'
      Users:
        - !Ref userSvcAcct

My lambda function is shown below. I am still new to cloud formation, and would love some help on what I can do to add a lambda authorizer to this ( I believe it will be in the Events->ApiPost/Get etc section), that would allow me to use secret/access key.

  FtpUserMgmtLambda:
    Type: AWS::Serverless::Function
    Properties:
      Description: Lambda handler function for FTP user management
      Handler: 'handler.UserManagementHandler::handleRequest'
      Runtime: java8
      MemorySize: 512
      Timeout: 300
      FunctionName: !Ref LambdaFunctionName
      Role: !GetAtt UserMgmtLambdaRole.Arn
      CodeUri:
        Bucket: !Ref LambdaCodeS3Bucket
        Key: !Ref LambdaCodeFileName
      VpcConfig:
        SomeConfig stuff here
      Environment:
        Variables:
          dbPort: !Ref UserStoreDbPort
          dbUser: !Ref UserStoreDbUserId
          dbName: !Ref UserStoreDbName
          environment: !Ref EnvTag
          basepath: 'somepath'
      Events:
        ApiPost:
          Type: Api
          Properties:
            RestApiId: !Ref SomeApi
            Path: /path
            Method: POST
            Auth: <<Dont know what to do here! HELP>>
        ApiGet:
          Type: Api
          Properties:
            RestApiId: !Ref SomeApi
            Path: /path
            Method: GET
            Auth: *<<Dont know what to do here! HELP>>*
      Tags:
        Name: !Ref LambdaFunctionName
        function: lambda function that manages ftp users

I looked at https://forum.serverless.com/t/solved-api-gateway-how-to-set-authorization-in-method-request-to-aws-iam/ but don’t think it solves my conundrum. If it does, I am unsure how to apply. Appreciate any help…

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          Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) Market Estimated to Exhibit 9.0% CAGR Through 2025      Cache   Translate Page      

Future Market Insights has announced the addition of the “Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2015-2025"report to their offering

Valley Cottage, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/09/2019 -- Future Market Insights (FMI) delivers key insights on the global laboratory information systems market in its latest report titled, 'Laboratory Information Systems Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2015 - 2025'. In terms of revenue, the global laboratory information systems market is projected to register a healthy CAGR of 9.0% over the forecast period owing to various factors, regarding which, FMI offers detailed insights and forecasts.

The market has been segmented on the basis of end user, component, mode of delivery and regions. On the basis of end user, the market has been segmented into hospitals, clinics, independent laboratories and others. Clinics are usually installed with well-supported laboratory information systems for better information about both patients and indications at hand. The segment has been estimated to account for maximum revenue share in the global laboratory information systems market in 2015. Revenue contribution of the clinics segment is expected to increase at a CAGR of 10.0% during the forecast period. Hospitals segment is expected to be the second largest revenue contributor to the global market accounting for US$ 824.9 Mn by 2025 increasing at a CAGR of 8.5% over the forecast period.

The report further segments the market on the basis of components into software, hardware and services. Services segment is expected to account for largest market share over the forecast period due to adoption of new pricing model strategies by major players in the market. However, software segment is projected to account for significant absolute $ opportunity during 2015–2025, owing to rise in product enhancements and advent of innovative LIS systems over the forecast period.

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In terms of mode of delivery, the laboratory information systems market is expected to witness substantial growth in the next few years. Executing database maintenance, back-up and retention services through cloud-based delivery mode and increasing customisation and standardisation of data by way of dedicated IT skilled persons in on premise delivery mode are major factors expected to drive revenue growth of the cloud-based and on-premise segments respectively over the forecast period. Currently, cloud-based delivery mode segment accounts for major share of the global laboratory information systems market.

The primary barriers in the market include high costs related to LIS software and services and lack of skilled labour, for day-to-day operations and maintenance of information. In spite of substantial investments in the field of laboratory information systems, lack of qualified professionals is expected to slow down growth of the LIS market during the forecast period. Moreover design flaws in software can tamper test results generated through LIS and is expected to adversely affect the global laboratory information systems market to a certain extent. These factors are expected to affect adoption of laboratory information systems (LIS) over the forecast.

The primary trend in the laboratory information systems market is an increase in development of healthcare information systems, rising healthcare per capita spending and increasing demand for integrated medical systems and precise handling of patient data. Other trends include increasing demand for LIS from smaller hospitals with less than 100 beds in developed nations for faster market capitalization and to provide quality care for patients. This is mainly attributed to LIS enabling systematic documentation, eliminating paper work and chance of errors associated with clinical tests report writing, and thereby enables a streamlined workflow.

This report assesses trends driving growth of each segment on global as well as regional levels. North America has been estimated to dominate the laboratory information systems market with maximum market share in 2015. Among emerging markets, Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), Japan and Eastern Europe are estimated to witness high CAGRs over the forecast period.

Some key players identified in the global laboratory information systems market are CompuGroup Medical, Cerner Corp, McKesson, Evident, Medical Information Technology, LabWare, Sunquest Information Systems Inc., SCC Soft Computer, Epic Systems Corporation, etc. The report also provides individual strategies followed by these companies in terms of enhancing software products portfolios, market consolidation and software innovations. The report concludes with strategic recommendations for players in the market and also new players planning to enter the market, which could help them in the long run.

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February 8, 2019
Organic Consumers Association
Ronnie Cummins

Thank you for asking your members of Congress to support the Green New Deal (GND) resolutions introduced in the U.S. House and Senate.

Could you take the next step, and join others at a meeting at your Congress members’ offices? Please use this map to find and sign up for a meeting in your district. Then download this Fact Sheet and hand it to your Congress member (or their staff person) and other meeting attendees.

The GND twin resolutions were unveiled yesterday. Already, some lawmakers and media outlets are calling the GND  “unrealistic” and “unaffordable,” despite plenty of evidence to the contrary.

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@The Irish Punk … You work for the teacher's union? Really? With your distaste for teachers? Who hired this poseur? I Quote: grudznick 2018-12-17 at 21:00 Me. And I have explained the SILT (Seven Indisputable Levels of Teacher) many times. Mr. H, he hisownself, has often pointed out the really good and the really really good teachers, so it’s not that tough to pick them out. And in any group, there is always an average. Law of the maths. So if you have an average, which we have, and we know there are below average and above average, we have at least 3 levels of teachers. If we take Mr. H’s word about the really good and the really, really good ones, and the great ones he was talked about and is one himself, we have at least 3 levels if not 4 above the average so that’s 5 levels. We know there are below average, by the laws of the maths again. And we know that there are really bad teachers, again, based on some of Mr. H’s bloggings where he points out really bad ones. So we have Really Bad Bad Average Good Really Good Really Really Good Great SILT. It is, of course, indisputable.
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Conservatism & the politics of prudence: On Edmund Burke, Russell Kirk & the conservative ethos. (Daniel J. Mahoney, January 2019, New Criterion)

As Kirk was careful to note, Burke never made natural right the direct foundation of political life and political judgment. That was too revolutionary and too doctrinaire, and it risked separating the rights of man from one's equally important duties as a human being and member of the social order. But he defended a traditional system of morals indebted to Aristotle, Cicero, the Fathers of the Church, and Hooker and Milton. Burke claimed no originality in this regard, as Kirk points out. But through his eloquence and fiery Irish spirit, he "put new warmth into their phrases, so that their ideas flamed above the Jacobin torches." He thus renewed old and enduring wisdom, what Kirk, following Eliot, called the "permanent things." It is in this limited sense that Burke's politics of prudence perfectly coheres with the "natural law," understood as moral verities that largely transcend historical change and cultural variation. As Greg Weiner argues in an impressive forthcoming book on Burke's and Lincoln's views on prudence, Burke believed that political judgment was essentially circumstantial but that moral truths came closer to reflecting unchanging truths about human nature and the divine and natural "constitution of things." So understood, Burke is both a partisan of prudence (not to be confused with fearful timidity or "the false, reptile prudence" that Burke denounced in the Letters on a Regicide Peace) and the moral law as articulated by the moral traditions of the Christian West and by other civilized peoples. This moral consensus is related to "the universal constitution of peoples" mentioned above. To affirm a politics of prudence is not to deny a common "moral constitution" that belongs to man as man. In that limited sense, Burke is as "universalist" as Aristotle or St. Thomas Aquinas. And Burke adds, as Kirk is right to observe, a note of Christian humility before the moral inheritance which is among the great gifts of classical and Christian civilization.

Kirk made two additional contributions to Burke studies, both of some significance. Kirk stressed that Burke was among the first to see the limits, all the limits, of social contract theorizing. Choice and consent play some legitimate role in politics (guided by humane and prudent judgment), but they should never obscure obligatory duties that are not a "matter of choice." Parents, citizens, neighbors, and children all have "burdensome duties" (as Burke puts it in An Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs) that they are obliged to carry out with grace and a sense of responsibility. Likewise, Kirk noted, Burke believed that every member of a political community was "obliged to obey the laws and sustain the state." Choice plays an important role in politics (and marriage), but it cannot be the basis of every aspect of life. Duty is as fundamental as consent. Kirk stresses the multiple ways in which Burke's conservative liberalism was decidedly un-Lockean: while defending the rights of property, Burke never believed that civil society arose from a pre-political "state of nature." Men and women are not truly born "free and independent," and the only true social contract is "between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born." That is the great primeval contract that Burke so eloquently invokes in the Reflections on the Revolution in France. In the quarrel of the ancients and the moderns, he sides with the classics and the Christians against full-blown modern "individualism." [...]

For Kirk, Burke was above all the prudent and humane advocate of ordered freedom. Liberty entails limitation, order demands respect for the liberty and dignity of human beings, especially those long rooted in the social and political life of a free people such as the English.


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          Lawmakers’ Clairton Coke Works hearing draws suggestions, criticism over fire response      Cache   Translate Page      

Steelworkers and residents near U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works packed a hearing Thursday afternoon that Democratic state lawmakers convened over recent air quality problems stemming from a December fire at the facility near Pittsburgh.

The fire damaged pollution control equipment, and a nearby air monitor has since detected several spikes of sulfur dioxide, an irritant that can cause respiratory issues.

Dr. Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Health Department, told lawmakers that her agency is installing several new monitors in the area.

“We all are entitled to clean air,” she said to the panel, which was a joint Senate-House Democratic Policy Committee that met in Clairton.

She offered a host of recommendations to legislators and said her office is already working on them with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and legislative staff.

Among her suggestions are new policies to allow for the immediate shutdown of facilities whose emissions exceed air quality standards at monitors, as well as requiring that coke plants and other industrial facilities reduce production on days with bad air quality. She also asked for rules requiring  industry officials to notify communities affected by problems that could impact public health, and ones increasing monetary penalties for air quality violations.

“That’s precisely what we’re trying to get to, ways in which we can make it easier for you to do your work and be able to do what needs to be done to make sure these facilities are in compliance,” said Sen. Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills.

Jim Kelly, the county’s deputy director for environmental health, said the health department will levy an enforcement action against U.S. Steel once it has finished analyzing the recent air quality problems.

Lawmakers on Thursday also heard from union members, U.S. Steel representatives and environmental and health advocates.

Dr. Deborah Gentile, a local pediatric allergy and asthma expert, said Mon Valley residents have spent a month under an alert from the county health department urging them to limit outdoor activity. She has monitored local children’s health during that time, and she called for more specific guidance.

“Sports seasons are around the corner,” she said. “It’s going to be baseball season, track season, and these kids aren’t going to be able to go outside and play and do what they should be able to do.”

Other advocates renewed calls for Clairton Coke Works to go on “hot idle.” The facility would remain running, but it would not produce any coke, which is the product of heating coal at high temperatures. Coke is then used to make steel.

Michael Rhoads, plant manager of Clairton Coke Works, said if officials ordered the plant to idle, it would take several months to prepare. He said workers would need to install significant amounts of scaffolding and piping, as well as go through many detailed procedures.

“If you don’t do it right, the potential for an explosive atmosphere in the piping is significant, so it’s a big deal and we’ve got to make sure it’s done safely,” he said.

Union members expressed concern about the economic toll idling would place on steelworkers and others in the surrounding communities.

Don Furko, president of United Steelworkers Local 1557, represents 1,200 workers at Clairton. He said the coke produced at the plant feeds every U.S. Steel blast furnace.

“Simply put, if U.S. Steel ends up idling batteries, our members will lose their jobs,” he said. “This will begin a chain of events that will have a devastating impact on them, their families and our communities across the Mon Valley.”

Legislators said they want to better communication and collaboration from U.S. Steel. Several expressed disappointment that it took two weeks between the fire on Dec. 24 and a notice from the Allegheny County Health Department on Jan. 9 letting the public know about air quality concerns. Lawmakers themselves were in the dark.

U.S. Steel representatives did notify the health department the day of the fire, but health officials say it wasn’t clear how the incident was affecting air quality until days later.

“I’ll take the responsibility,” U.S. Steel director of governmental affairs and public policy Chris Masciantonio told the legislators. “I should be notifying each of you, and we’ll set up a system in the future to do that.”


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OTTAWA—The Liberal government appears likely to block opposition efforts to probe allegations of political interference in the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, while insisting that discussions on the matter with former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould were above board.

Justin Trudeau’s government will not yet waive solicitor-client privilege, which would give Wilson-Raybould latitude to speak about the allegation, nor will it permit a parliamentary committee to proceed with its own investigation, the Star has learned.

Wilson-Raybould has remained silent since the Globe and Mail reported Thursday that senior officials in the Prime Minister’s Office pressed her to seek mediation instead of pursuing criminal charges against SNC-Lavalin.

The former justice minister — who was moved from her post in January — has refused to confirm or deny the allegations, saying she is bound by solicitor-client privilege.

A senior government official, speaking to the Star on the condition they not be named, said Saturday that the government will not waive the privilege — as demanded by opposition MPs — because SNC-Lavalin’s potential criminal trial remains before the courts. A second government source confirmed that the potential criminal trial, as well as SNC-Lavalin’s appeal of prosecutors’ denial of a mediation deal, makes waiving privilege unlikely.

Nor will the government agree to demands by the Conservatives and New Democrats for an emergency meeting of the Commons justice committee to summon Wilson-Raybould and Trudeau’s top political aides to testify publicly on the affair, the senior source said.

Read more:

Jody Wilson-Raybould maintains silence on SNC-Lavalin allegations

Opinion | Hébert: Jody Wilson-Raybould owes Canadians some answers

Opinion | Delacourt: Jody Wilson-Raybould’s silence over Trudeau’s SNC-Lavalin woes speaks volumes

Justice Minister David Lametti told CTV’s Question Period that he believes nothing about the affair so far merits an investigation.

“The prime minister has said that these allegations are false. We haven’t had any corroborating evidence there. There hasn’t been anything to my mind that justifies a committee investigation,” said Lametti, who is also on the listed of proposed witnesses.

Lisa Raitt, deputy Conservative leader, said she was “horrified” by Lametti’s claim that he had satisfied himself there was no improper influence based solely on the prime minister’s public statements.

“That’s insane … that’s not upholding the independence of the attorney general’s office,” Raitt said in an interview.

Any hint that of political interference in criminal prosecutions should spark an investigation into “what the hell happened,” she said.

“It’s a serious enough issue that this needs to have clear light on it and we need to understand exactly what happened,” said Raitt, MP for Milton and a lawyer.

She said the Conservatives will seek to pressure the Liberals to agree to the committee hearings, though she conceded the effort will likely be voted down.

Lametti was not available to speak Saturday. His spokesperson, David Taylor, said the minister will appear before the committee if called to testify. Wilson-Raybould, through a spokesperson, said she was unavailable for an interview.

From the initial hours after the allegations broke, Lametti has echoed the prime minister’s denial that no direction was given to Wilson-Raybould on the issue.

“We don’t know what evidence or facts he has. Maybe he has spoken to the people in the PMO. Maybe he has facts such that he is very confident in what he is saying,” said former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant.

“Or he sees this as part of his political role and he doesn’t need to be quasi-judicial and independent,” Bryant said.

The justice minister also serves as Canada’s attorney general. The ministerial guide sets out the two roles for the cabinet post: The justice minister is responsible for federal laws and development of new policies and programs. The attorney general is chief law officer for the federal government and has responsibility to uphold the “Constitution, the rule of law, and respect for the independence of the courts.”

Trudeau has denied “allegations” that PMO officials put pressure on Wilson-Raybould to abandon criminal charges against SNC in favour of what’s called a “deferred prosecution agreement” — a new tool introduced by the Liberals last year that allows corporate wrongdoers to avoid a criminal trial in favour of fines and corporate governance reforms.

Montreal-based engineering company SNC-Lavalin has been facing criminal fraud and corruption charges based on allegations it paid millions in bribes to win government business in Libya between 2001 and 2011. It has argued that the individuals behind the charges have left the company and that punishment to the firm, resulting in a ban on government infrastructure contracts, would result in major job losses in Canada — and Quebec in particular.

Wilson-Raybould was involved in the internal debates about how to deal with the SNC situation last fall, the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed Saturday. A government source would not say at what level those discussions were held — whether with Trudeau’s entire cabinet, with a subcommittee, or informally between ministers. It’s not clear who initiated the discussions.

The PMO also confirmed that Gerald Butts, Trudeau’s principal secretary and close friend, discussed the matter with Wilson-Raybould in December 2018, but said Butts suggested Wilson-Raybould bring it up with Michael Wernick, the clerk of the Privy Council and Canada’s top bureaucrat.

The question of undue influence and political interference hinges on the nature of the discussions Wilson-Raybould had on the options for the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.

Some discussions are permitted. The Privy Council’s rules for Open and accountable government state the attorney general may consult “cabinet colleagues … in order to fully assess the public policy considerations relevant to specific prosecutorial decisions.”

Craig Forcese, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, says that clear political advice is “one thing.”

“But a political executive ‘direction’ to the (attorney general) in a criminal justice matter would exceed” judicial standards and dictate that the attorney general refuse and resign, Forcese said.

“The murk lies where discussions fall short of ‘direction,’” he wrote in a blog post.

Bryant said the involvement of the prime minister’s aides — the very people he said have power over a minister’s political future — in such discussions would not be appropriate.

“It creates the perception and the reality that if she doesn’t do what they tell her to do, then there will be political consequences for her, and that means that you are politicizing the prosecution,” Bryant said in an interview Saturday.

“These are the most political animals in the country, the PMO … They advise the prime minister, who controls the fate of a cabinet minister,” said Bryant, who is now the executive director and general counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

With files from The Canadian Press

Bruce Campion-Smith is an Ottawa-based reporter covering national politics. Follow him on Twitter: @yowflier

Alex Boutilier is an Ottawa-based reporter covering national politics. Follow him on Twitter: @alexboutilier


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Ha-Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Manafort sold Trump down the river to Kilimnik. The polling data was so "detailed" Manafort and Gates had to go to Madrid to brief Kilimnik on it. The polling data was NOT "mostly public". But most mostly private in-house Trump polling data. And they didn't give it to Kilimnik in the Spring of 2016. They gave it to Kilinmik on August 2nd at the Madrid briefing meeting. When Trump finds out what Manafort really did, Manafort can kiss his pardon hopes goodbye. When Mueller connects the polling data that Manafort and Gates gave to Kilimnik with the DNC data analytics that the GRU hacked from the AWS cloud storage, the case in chief against members of the Trump campaign knowingly receiving, accepting and soliciting an illegal foreign campaign contribution from the Russian hack and leak operation will be ready to present in the form of a speaking indictment. Ha-ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
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This is moral leadership, one that Trump actually demonstrated when calling out the Left during his SOTU speech. Meanwhile, Peter Shill and his employer David “whataboutisms” Brock want to change the subject when it comes the irreligious left and their immorality NIMBY ### Governor Cuomo, Cardinal Dolan continue war of words over abortion https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2019/02/08/governor-cuomo-cardinal-dolan-continue-war-of-words-over-abortion/ NEW YORK - More than two weeks after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law expanding legal protection for abortion, his battle with New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan continues in the op-ed pages of New York newspapers. In a Feb. 6 op-ed in the New York Times, Cuomo accused President Donald Trump and the “religious right”, including Dolan, of “spreading falsehoods about abortion laws to inflame their base.” “Activists on the far right continue to mislead with the ridiculous claim that the act will allow abortions up to a minute before birth,” he wrote. According to the law’s wording, the Reproductive Health Act will allow for abortions “within 24 weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, or (when) there is an absence of fetal viability, or at any time when necessary to protect a patient’s life or health.” The bill also removes act of abortion from the criminal code, and instead places it in the public-health code, and strips most safeguards and regulations on the procedure. Non-doctors will now be permitted to perform abortions. “While Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, and the Catholic Church are anti-choice, most Americans, including most Catholics, are pro-choice,” Cuomo said. “While governments may very well enact laws that are consistent with religious teaching, governments do not pass laws to be consistent with what any particular religion dictates.” Cuomo, himself a Catholic, said he signed the Reproductive Health Act “to protect against” the “extreme conservatives” who want to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the U.S. “The decisions I choose to make in my life, or in counseling my daughters, are based on my personal moral and religious beliefs,” Cuomo said, but the “oath of office is to the Constitutions of the United States and of the State of New York - not to the Catholic Church. My religion cannot demand favoritism as I execute my public duties.” New York has consistently been one of the most pro-choice states, and was the first to legalize abortion in 1970, three years prior to the passing of Roe v. Wade. It currently has the highest abortion rate in the nation. In a post to his personal blog, Dolan shot back, accusing Cuomo of “hiding behind labels” like the “religious right” to malign those opposed to abortion when it was convenient for him. “This is something new from the governor,” Dolan wrote. “He did not consider me part of the ‘religious right’ when seeking my help with the minimum wage increase, prison reform, protection of migrant workers, a welcome of immigrants and refugees, and advocacy for college programs for the state’s inmate population, which we were happy to partner with him on, because they were our causes too. I guess I was part of the ‘religious left’ in those cases.” Quoting former Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Robert Casey, Dolan noted that abortion is not about “right versus left, but right versus wrong.” Dolan also rejected Cuomo’s attempt to cast abortion as a “Catholic issue” instead of a human rights issue. “The governor also continues his attempt to reduce the advocacy for the human rights of the pre-born infant to a ‘Catholic issue,’ an insult to our allies of so many religions, or none at all. Governor Casey again: ‘I didn’t get my pro-life belief from my religion class in a Catholic school, but from my biology and U.S. Constitution classes,’” Dolan noted. Responding to Cuomo’s remarks that religion is personal, Dolan said: “Yes, religion is personal; it’s hardly private, as the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and struggle for civil rights so eloquently showed. Governor Cuomo’s professed faith teaches discrimination against immigrants is immoral, too. Does that mean he cannot let that moral principle guide his public policy? Clearly not.” “Debate abortion on what it is. Don’t hide behind labels like ‘right wing’ and ‘Catholic,’” the cardinal concluded. It is not the first time Cuomo and Dolan have exchanged words over the Reproductive Health Act, as well as the Child Victim’s Act, which extended the statute of limitations for reporting childhood sexual abuse. At a late January press conference, Cuomo slammed the Catholic Church over the sex abuse crisis: “Tell the truth. Jesus Christ teaches about truth and justice - social justice - and that’s not what the church did here,” he said. In a January 28 op-ed in the New York Post, Dolan criticized Cuomo for insulting the Church and for signing the “ghoulish radical abortion-expansion law.” “All this in a state that already had the most permissive abortion laws in the country,” the cardinal wrote. “Those who once told us that abortion had to remain safe, legal and rare now have made it dangerous, imposed and frequent.” Responding to Dolan’s criticism, as well as calls from several other bishops for his excommunication, Cuomo doubled down on his defense of separating his religion from his politics in comments to reporters: “I have my own Catholic beliefs, how I live my life. … That is my business as a Catholic…I don’t govern as a Catholic. I don’t legislate as a Catholic.”
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Newly relaxed laws on selling alcohol in Pennsylvania has retailers like Giant and Sheetz pushing towns to allow beer and wine sales.
       

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Most Americans want tougher gun laws but have little confidence their lawmakers will take action, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday ahead of the one-year anniversary of the country's deadliest high school shooting.
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It's interesting to consider the possibility that a legal mind may not be the best thing to work out what would be the best thing to work out what systemic response is required. Legal thinking tends towards the forensic and the arguable, that is their training. That doesn't provide the tools for systems analysis, or the most complex of all, human systems. Like an engineer whose answer is always 'more bracing / concrete / steel, or a dumb economist whose answer to a problem is always 'free markets', a legal mind will just see the problem requiring more laws and enforced laws. It's something I've pondered for some time, that legal minds can be very bright but fatally structured. Analysis, apart from laws and language, is a blind spot and creative thinking is a bit of a non- starter. Just a thought.
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          8 GB (2x4 GB) G Skill Ripjaws DDR3 PC 1600 memória kit - Jelenlegi ára: 4 267 Ft      Cache   Translate Page      
Eladó egy használt 8 GB DDR3 memória kit eredeti dobozában. Tökéletesen működik, hibátlan állapotban van. Gyártói élettartam garancia van a termékre.
További termékinformáció :
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Kérem a nyertes licitálót, hogy 5 napon belül vegye fel velem a kapcsolatot és 7 napon belül rendezze a vételárat.
Kérem tekintse meg további aukcióimat
8 GB (2x4 GB) G Skill Ripjaws DDR3 PC 1600 memória kit
Jelenlegi ára: 4 267 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2019-02-16 18:00
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Actively reaching out to customers within the store to drive traffic to the location. Proven people development skills and ability to assess talent....
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When I was younger, I had a Computer teaching lesson and they taught me to use JAWS. Because of this I'm quite used to working with JWS, but I sometimes use NVDA because in some cases it just works better than JAWS.
Fun fact: I go to a Boarding School for the blind where the People get Laptops when they reach 7th grade. Each and everyone (including the PCs they have for the younger students who are not allowed to have a Laptop) have JAWS professional (on my School there are a bit more than 300 students, and at least 10 or 20 reach 7th grade every year) that must be so expensive...


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141522 24 > 16 - HASH same @ Lossless Legs

Grateful Dead

June 21, 1984
Kingswood Music Theater at Wonderland,
Maple, Ontario, CAN
Set II (only)

Ackerman Archives

Ray Ackerman’s Master Audience Cassettes;
2 Nakamichi CM-300's w/ CP-4 shotguns capsules + 1 Nakamichi CM-300 w/ CP-1 cardioid capsule blend mic > Nakamichi MX-100 mixer > passed thru Sony TC-D5M > Sony TC-D6. Located behind the SBD dead center.

Transfer info;
Master Cassettes (Nakamichi 700 MKii) > Oade modified Grace Design Lunatec V3 > M-Audio MicroTrack II > WAV 24/96

Edited & Mastered by Joe Noel;
WAV > Audacity > FLAC 24/96
March 30, 2018

Patch info
- shnid 32640 (Sennheiser 441) supplies;
- s1t06; 02:57 - end
- s1t07; start - 00:03
- s2t07; 00:34 - 00:56
- s2t08; 07:12 - end
- s2t09; start - 00:19

Notes:
- Thanks to Ray for his generosity
- Thanks to Charlie for aiding & abetting
- significant upgrade to shnid 32640
- The Band opened for The Band or was it The Band
- SEVA Benefit & Summer Solstice.
- "Thus the ancient kings made music in order to honor merit and offer it with splendor to the supreme deity inviting their ancestors to be present from a memorial times the inspiring effect of the invisible sounds that moves all hearts and draws them together as mystified mankind. Are you ready for the rainbow makers?? Romney
- "I guess this is The Dead in Wonderland." Weir
- ten count BIODTL
- "I can stroke em, but I can't make em come." Kesey
- last New Orleans; 11/11/70
- last Big Boss Man; 12/31/83
* w/ Rick Danko and Levon Helm
- This file set is 16 bit @ 44.1

- Set I -
s1t01 - Wavy Gravy Intro
s1t02 - Hell in a Bucket
s1t03 - They Love Each Other
s1t04 - CC Rider ->
s1t05 - Birdsong
s1t06 - Beat It on Down the Line ->
s1t07 - Dupree's Diamond Blues
s1t08 - Looks Like Rain ->
s1t09 - Might as Well

- Set II -
s2t01 - Ken Kesey Intro
s2t02 - Scarlet Begonias ->
s2t03 - Fire on the Mountain
s2t04 - Good Time Blues
s2t05 - Samson & Delilah ->
s2t06 - Terrapin Station ->
s2t07 - Drums ->
s2t08 - Space ->
s2t09 - The Wheel ->
s2t10 - Throwing Stones ->
s2t11 - Not Fade Away
encore
s2t12 - New Orleans -> *
s2t13 - Big Boss Man -> *
s2t14 - Iko Iko *
s2t15 - Wavy Gravy Deadication

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          United Kingdom-London: Research and development services and related consultancy services      Cache   Translate Page      
Department of Health 39 Victoria Street London SW1H 0EU +44 2072104850 Callie.Barry@dhsc.gov.uk https://dh.bravosolution.co.uk Support for Enforcing Tobacco Control Legislation National (England) support for local authority regulatory activities on tobacco control is intended to ensure aconsistent and proportionate approach to tobacco enforcement and compliance building across the country, working with businesses and local authority enforcement officers to better understand and effectively implement the laws as intended. This approach is consistent with the better regulation agenda and is supported by tobacco retailers, in particular those with businesses across a number of different local authority areas. Holding enforcement powers is not requirement for this role as enforcement is a matter for individual local authorities. 590000.00 England National (England) support for local authority regulatory activities on tobacco control is intended to ensure aconsistent and proportionate approach to tobacco enforcement and compliance building across the country, working with businesses and local authority enforcement officers to better understand and effectively implement the laws as intended. This approach is consistent with the better regulation agenda and is supported by tobacco retailers, in particular those with businesses across a number of different local authority areas. Holding enforcement powers is not a requirement for this role as enforcement is a matter for individual local authorities. Quality 70 % Price 30 % 30 % 2018/S 120-273545 2018-12-13 2 2 ITSA Ltd Basildon 580000.00 High Court London 2018-12-18
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS
General Information
Document Type:
Combined Solicitation/Synopsis
Solicitation Number:
36C24419Q0296
Posted Date:
1/31/2019
Original Response Date:
2/15/2019
Current Response Date:
2/15/2019
Product or Service Code:
H
Set Aside (SDVOSB/VOSB):
VOSB
NAICS Code:
541380
Contracting Office Address
The Department of Veterans Affairs
Network Contracting Office 4
1010 Delafield Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Description
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued. The Government reserves the right to make no award from this solicitation.

This solicitation is a Request for Quote (RFQ). The government anticipates awarding a fixed price indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract resulting from this solicitation. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-01 Effective 20 Dec. 2018.

This solicitation is set aside 100% for Veteran Owned Small Businesses.

The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541380 with a small business size standard of $15,000,000.00.

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 4, 1010 Delafield Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215 is soliciting offers from Small Veteran Owned Businesses to provide RADIATION PHYSICIST SERVICES for the Wilkes Barre Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Allentown Outpatient Clinic, and Sayre Outpatient Clinic. Respondents to this solicitation must fully demonstrate their capability by supplying detailed quote information along with any other documents necessary to support the requirements below.

All interested companies shall provide quotations for the following Schedule of Services:
Schedule is attached as a separate document. (A1)

Services:
Performance Work Statement is attached as a separate document. (A2)

The period of performance is: five years as follows:
Year 1: April 01, 2019 through March 31, 2020
Year 2: April 01, 2020 through March 31, 2021
Year 3: April 01, 2021 through March 31, 2022
Year 4: April 01, 2022 through March 31, 2023
Year 5: April 01, 2023 through March 31, 2024
Place of Performance:
Address:
Wilkes Barre Veterans Affairs Medical Center (WBVAMC) located at 1111 East End Boulevard, Wilkes Barre, PA
Allentown Outpatient Clinic (OPC) located at 3110 Hamilton Boulevard, Allentown, PA
Sayre Outpatient Clinic (OPC) located at 1537 Elmira Street, Sayre, PA.

The Government will select the quote that represents the best benefit to the Government at a price that can be determined reasonable. The Government will evaluate price, technical capabilities, and past performance. Specific quote requirements are detailed below in ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items .

Following receipt of quotes, the Government will perform an evaluation using a comparative evaluation of the services quoted in accordance with FAR 13.106-2(b)(3). The Government will compare quotes to one another to select the quote that best benefits the Government by fulfilling the requirement.

Contractors may submit more than one quote; however, contractors are strongly encouraged to submit their best technical solutions and prices in response to this request for quote.

Once the Government determines there is/are a contractor(s) that can provide a service that meet(s) the requirements of this request for quote, the Government reserves the right to communicate with only those contractors quoting the best-suited service to address any remaining issues.

CLAUSES AND PROVISIONS
The full text of FAR and VAAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html and http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/index.asp.

The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition:
FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (OCT 2018)
(ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items )

All offers must include:
Request for Quote number for this requirement: 36C24419Q0296
Name, address, telephone number, DUNS number of offeror
Offeror POC information to include: name, title, telephone number and email.
The Offeror shall submit a capability statement demonstrating their technical capability, experience, and ability to meet the full scope of the performance work statement. The capability shall include information as to the key personnel and their qualifications to include proof that the Radiation Physicist: shall meet the following requirements:
Possess at least a Bachelor s Degree in physics or a related field
Have at least five (5) years experience performing radiation physicist duties in a health care facility
Board certification in diagnostic radiologic physics or radiologic physics by the American Board of Radiology, or in Diagnostic Imaging Physics by the American Board of Medical Physics, or in Diagnostic Radiological Physics by the Canadian College of Physicists in medicine, or meet all of the following requirements:
A graduate degree in physics, medical physics, biophysics, radiologic physics, medical health physics, or a closely related science or engineering discipline from an accredited college or university
College coursework in the biological sciences with at least one course in biology or radiation biology and one course in anatomy, physiology, or a similar topic related to the practice of medical physics.
Documented experience in a clinical CT environment conducting at least 10 CT performance evaluations under the direct supervision of a board certified medical physicist.
iv. HHS/OIG:  To ensure that the individuals providing services under the contract have not engaged in fraud or abuse regarding Sections 1128 and 1128A of the Social Security Act regarding federal health care programs, the contractor shall check the Health and Human Service Office of Inspector General, List of excluded individuals/entities on the OIG website (www.hhs.gov/oig) for each person providing services under the contract.  Further the contractor shall be required to certify in its proposal that all persons listed in the contractor s proposal have been compared against the OIG list and are not listed.
All contract employees must be United States citizens or permanent residents. Contractor personnel shall read, understand, speak, and write English well enough to effectively communicate with patients.
Capability statements that are merely an overview of what the contractor offers will be determined incomplete.
Completed Price Schedule (attached A2) to include Unit Price, Total Price, and Grand Total. Failure to provide complete pricing, including pricing for each CLIN, will result in the contractor s package being determined to be incomplete.
The Offeror may submit up to three (3) past performance references, including both reference information and details of the work performance. The Contracting Officer may utilize all available records (e.g. PPIPRS and FAPIIS) as well to evaluate a contractor s past performance.
Acknowledgement of any solicitation amendments
A statement specifying the extent of agreement with all terms, conditions, and provisions included in the solicitation.
Offers that fail to furnish required representation or information, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation, may be excluded from consideration.

The following provisions are incorporated into 52.212-1 as an addendum to this contract. Provisions that are incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date), have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text.
52.204-7 System for Award Management (OCT 2018)
52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (JUL 2016)
52.216-1 Type Of Contract (APR 1984)
The Government contemplates award of a Fixed-Price, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract resulting from this solicitation.
852.270-1 Representatives of Contracting Officers (JAN 2008)
(END OF ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-1)
FAR 52.212-3, Offerors Representations and Certifications Commercial Items OCT 2018

Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website located at https://www.sam.gov/portal in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, Offerors Representations and Certifications Commercial Items. If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required.

The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition:
FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (OCT 2018)
(ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS)
Clauses that are incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date), have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text.

The following clauses are incorporated into 52.212-4 as an addendum to this contract:

52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998)
http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html (FAR) and http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/index.asp (VAAR)
52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (JAN 2011)
52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (OCT 2018)
52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (JUL 2016)
52.204-21 Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems (JUN 2016)
52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013)
52.232-18 Availability Of Funds (APR 1984)

52.216-18 ORDERING (OCT 1995)
(a) Any supplies and services to be furnished under this contract shall be ordered by issuance of delivery orders or task orders by the individuals or activities designated in the Schedule. Such orders may be issued from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2024.
(b) All delivery orders or task orders are subject to the terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of conflict between a delivery order or task order and this contract, the contract shall control.
(c) If mailed, a delivery order or task order is considered "issued" when the Government deposits the order in the mail. Orders may be issued orally, by facsimile, or by electronic commerce methods only if authorized in the Schedule.
(End of Clause)
52.216-19 ORDER LIMITATIONS (OCT 1995)
(a) Minimum order. When the Government requires supplies or services covered by this contract in an amount of less than 15,000.00, the Government is not obligated to purchase, nor is the Contractor obligated to furnish, those supplies or services under the contract.
(b) Maximum order. The Contractor is not obligated to honor
(1) Any order for a single item in excess of $50,000;
(2) Any order for a combination of items in excess of $50,000; or
(3) A series of orders from the same ordering office within 365 days that together call for quantities exceeding the limitation in paragraph (b)(1) or (2) of this section.
(c) If this is a requirements contract (i.e., includes the Requirements clause at subsection 52.216-21 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)), the Government is not required to order a part of any one requirement from the Contractor if that requirement exceeds the maximum-order limitations in paragraph (b) of this section.
(d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the Contractor shall honor any order exceeding the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b), unless that order (or orders) is returned to the ordering office within 60 days after issuance, with written notice stating the Contractor's intent not to ship the item (or items) called for and the reasons. Upon receiving this notice, the Government may acquire the supplies or services from another source.
(End of Clause)

52.216-22 INDEFINITE QUANTITY (OCT 1995)
(a) This is an indefinite-quantity contract for the supplies or services specified, and effective for the period stated, in the Schedule. The quantities of supplies and services specified in the Schedule are estimates only and are not purchased by this contract.
(b) Delivery or performance shall be made only as authorized by orders issued in accordance with the Ordering clause. The Contractor shall furnish to the Government, when and if ordered, the supplies or services specified in the Schedule up to and including the quantity designated in the Schedule as the "maximum." The Government shall order at least the quantity of supplies or services designated in the Schedule as the "minimum."
(c) Except for any limitations on quantities in the Order Limitations clause or in the Schedule, there is no limit on the number of orders that may be issued. The Government may issue orders requiring delivery to multiple destinations or performance at multiple locations.
(d) Any order issued during the effective period of this contract and not completed within that period shall be completed by the Contractor within the time specified in the order. The contract shall govern the Contractor's and Government's rights and obligations with respect to that order to the same extent as if the order were completed during the contract's effective period; provided, that the Contractor shall not be required to make any deliveries under this contract after contract expiration.
(End of Clause)
52.217-8 OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES (NOV 1999)
The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 15 days.
*The specified rates under this clause will be those rates in effect under the contract each time an option is exercised under this clause.
(End of Clause)

852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (MAY 2008)
852.219-11 VA Notice of Total Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (JUL 2016)
852.219-74 Limitations on Subcontracting Monitoring and Compliance (JUL 2018)
852.219-75 Subcontracting Commitments Monitoring and Compliance (JUL 2018)
852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (NOV 2018)
852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities (APR 1984)
(END OF ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-4)

FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders (OCT 2018)

The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable:
(b)(14)(i), 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011)
(b)(22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (JUL 2013)
(b)(25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (JUNE 2003)
(b)(27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015)
(b)(28)(i) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (SEPT 2016)
(b)(29)(i) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (OCT 2015)
(b)(30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014)
(b)(31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016)
(b)(33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015)
(b)(42) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011)
(b)(45)(i), 52.224-3, Privacy Training (JAN 2017)
(b)(49) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUNE 2008)
(b)(55) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management (OCT 2018)
(c)(2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (AUG 2018)
(c)(3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 2014)
(c)(4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards Price Adjustment (AUG 2018)
(c)(8) 52.222-55 Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2015)
(c)(9) 52.222-62 Paid Sick Leave Under Executive Order 13706 (JAN 2017)

This is an open-market combined synopsis/solicitation for services as defined herein.  The government intends to award a contract as a result of this combined synopsis/solicitation that will include the terms and conditions set forth herein. To facilitate the award process, all quotes must include a statement regarding the terms and conditions herein as follows:
"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition."
OR
"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:"
The offeror shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s).

All quotations shall be sent via email to Brandi Shellhammer, Contracting Officer, brandi.shellhammer@va.gov. Submission shall be received not later than 2:00 PM EST on February 15, 2019. Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f). Only e-mailed quotes will be accepted. It is the responsibility of the vendor to ensure the Government s timely receipt of their quote.

Contractor shall comply with all applicable wage & hour laws and is responsible for the correct wage titles. The following Wage Determination is applicable and is attached. It can also be obtained online at: https://www.wdol.gov/

Wage Determination No: 2015-4240, Revision No.: 8, Date of revision: 1/1/2019, Counties of: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming. Attached (A3)
Point of Contact
Any questions or concerns regarding this solicitation should be forwarded in writing via e-mail to the Contracting Officer, Brandi Shellhammer, at Brandi.Shellhammer@va.gov no later than 2:00 PM EST February 5, 2019.
Set-aside code: Veteran-Owned Small Business Contact: Brandi L Shellhammer Contract Specialist (814) 942-8164 x7273 Email: brandi.shellhammer@va.gov
 (brandi.shellhammer@va.gov)
          Provoked By Trump, The Religious Left Is Finding Its Voice      Cache   Translate Page      
Religious conservatives have rarely faced much competition in the political realm from faith-based groups on the left. The provocations of President Trump may finally be changing that. Nearly 40 years after some prominent evangelical Christians organized a Moral Majority movement to promote a conservative political agenda, a comparable effort by liberal religious leaders is coalescing in support of immigrant rights, universal health care, LGBTQ rights and racial justice. "We believe that faith has a critical role to play in shaping public policies and influencing decisionmakers," says the Rev. Jennifer Butler, an ordained Presbyterian minister and founder of the group Faith in Public Life . "Our moral values speak to the kinds of just laws that we ought to have." I think religion helps people understand who they should be. - Jennifer Butler, Faith in Public Life Her group, part of what could be considered a religious left, says it has mobilized nearly 50,000 local clergy and faith
          General Manager - Sonic Corporation - Shallowater, TX      Cache   Translate Page      
Develop and implement a marketing plan. Knowledge of federal and state labor laws as well as local health and sanitation laws and regulations....
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          Multi-Unit Leader - Sonic Corporation - Shallowater, TX      Cache   Translate Page      
Knowledge of federal and state labor laws as well as local health and sanitation laws and regulations. You will also be responsible for training and supporting...
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          BREXIT PLAN: Theresa May to snatch VICTORY from the jaws of defeat 3 days before March 29      Cache   Translate Page      


THERESA May plans to secure her Brexit deal just three days before March 29, according to former Government chief whip Mark Harper
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Ensures all Mikes manuals are updated. Ensures compliance with Mikes employee manuals, labour laws and regulations,....
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          PANAGO PIZZA-Delivery Driver Full-time/Part-time - Panago Pizza #230 Whitehorse - Whitehorse, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
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          BWW Review: Folger Theatre's NELL GWYNN Features Starpower Galore      Cache   Translate Page      

First, a brief polemic: there are times, dear reader, when your intrepid theatre critic sits at the laptop, head in hands, despairing over the utter cluelessness of his colleagues.

Witness the wittily written and astonishingly-acted production of Jessica Swale's Nell Gwynn, which will grace the Folger Theatre stage well into March. Designed as a vehicle for talented actors, and chock-full of knockout performances, one of my number chose to grouse about Swale's work not measuring up to his expectations.

The performance of Alison Luff in the title role, alone, is nothing short of miraculous; her transformation from a trash-talking orange-monger to a star of the stage is unforgettable, and to neglect this rare gem borders on criminal negligence.

Instead, my esteemed colleague pines away for the good old days of Tom Stoppard's Shakespeare in Love and Jeffrey Hatcher's Stage Beauty, not realizing that it is precisely because Stoppard and Hatcher have already trod this old turf, that Ms. Swale is free to approach the career of Ms. Gwynn-one of the first women to appear on the legitimate British stage in the 1660's-with fresh eyes, and offer her own unique perspective.

He seems to have neglected the interview in the Folger program, in which Swale makes clear the play is an homage to Nell's hard-fought career, not a documentary. Obviously, in order to merit praise, one must anticipate that critic's arbitrary tastes in historical fiction.

Fortunately, dear reader, we can look with our own eyes and delight in the wit and pathos of Swale's Olivier-award-winning work. So, having left my colleague's review adrift in ether where it belongs, let's review the actual show, shall we?

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Director Robert Richmond has done Ms. Swale proud, assembling a highly talented cast with a keen sense of comic timing, and makes full use of the entire Folger space. You're taken straight back to the period known as the Restoration, the heady years when England got its royal family back and the theatres reopened after nearly 20 years' absence. It was also a time when you went to a show to be seen, not just to see; gossip columnists needed do little more than attend a matinee to have enough material for a month (Take That, David Pecker).

The 1660's (like the 1960's) was a time of sexual license, but made all the more sweet by the end of Puritan rule. Having endured the Protestant equivalent of the Taliban under Oliver Cromwell for years, everyone was ready to enjoy themselves without Cromwell's secret vice squad throwing them into jail for every nod or wink. The hitch being that in both cases, the 60's are remembered as a time of exclusively male license and increasing female frustration, leading to loud demands that women receive the respect that is their due, onstage and off.

Into this milieu steps Nell Gwynn, of obscure origin but very likely the daughter of a brothel-owner, selling oranges in one of the London's newly-opened theatres. Famous for her ability to put down the rowdies in the audience, Nell catches the eye of the company's lead actor, Charles Hart (played with great, egotistical bravado by Quinn Franzen). Hart, recognizing Gwynn's talent, draws her aside for some training, and with the ban on female actresses lifted, she soon displaces the resident female impersonator, Edward Kynaston (the hilarious, over-the-top Christopher Dinolfo, the drama queen to end all drama queens).

After some hesitation and wild panic, Gwynn becomes a star. The sequence at the end of Act 1, where Luff shows us Nell's transformation from paralyzing stage fright to timid first peeps onstage, to full-blown stardom, is one of the most memorable experiences I have had in many years.

Nell's triumph, however, comes amidst a stiflingly chauvinistic culture that, for all her talent, still regarded her as so much meat on a hook. She is most remembered today for being the longtime lover of King Charles II-played here by R. J. Foster, who rules the eye with every entrance. Swale acknowledges the sacrifice that this entailed-Nell Gwynn became estranged from both family and theatre company alike-but rather than wallow in self-pity, Swale chooses to show us how Gwynn survived her affair and remained a star.

There isn't a single supporting role here that was neglected or left underdone; so I have the unfortunate task of only selecting a few among the company, with the understanding that all were outstanding: DC veteran Catherine Flye positively revels in the twin roles of Nell, the backstage dresser, and Ma Gwynn, whom Nell sadly neglects; Caitlin Cisco, as Nell's sister Rose, offers a quiet but powerful counterpoint in this family threesome. As the play's responsible elders, Nigel Gore and Jeff Keogh square off as company manager Thomas Killegrew and Lord Arlington respectively. The generation gap is never so gaping as when these two try to rein in their younger, more worldly charges. And Alex Michell's turn as Ned Spigget is priceless-without a word he can have you in stitches.

Composer Kim Sherman provides us with lush, period musical motifs in which the cello figures prominently-a nice touch, given the vogue for the viol da gamba during this period. Tony Cisek's scenic design is equally rich, with burgundy velvet curtains to remind us that the action takes place in King Charles II's own theatre, complete with a finely-embossed royal box above. Andrew W. Griffin's lighting, meanwhile, not only offers the traditional switch from scene to scene, but throws blue onto burgundy, creating an equally rich, royal purple.

Mariah Anzaldo Hale's costumes are a study in historical fashion, a delight for the eye; the only odd detail here is the decision to put Gwynn in knee-breeches-traditional male dress of the time-without so much as a word. Women of the period wore full-length skirts, as if they had no legs at all, while the men sported knee-breeches and showed off their legs to advantage 24/7. The fact that putting an actress in knee-breeches was the next best thing to pornography, and was hardly as liberating as it might seem, goes unremarked. This is a missed opportunity if there ever was one, given that Swale reminds us how powerless actresses like Gwynn were to preserve their integrity.

Richmond's production is a joyful visit to our theatrical past, and it is so brilliantly crafted it would be a crime to miss it-get thee to the Folger, make haste.

Production Photo: Allison Luff as Nell Gwynn. Photo by Brittany Diliberto, Bee Two Sweet Photography.

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission.

Performances of Nell Gwynn run through March 10 at the Folger Theatre, 201 E. Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC. For tickets call 202-544-7077, or visit: www.folger.edu/theatre


          New Mexico sheriffs take defiant stand against state's new gun control legislation      Cache   Translate Page      


Twenty-nine sheriffs in New Mexico oppose new gun law proposals under consideration by the state legislature, KOAT-TV reports.

What are they saying?

"You're just taking guns out of law-abiding citizen's hands," Lea County Sheriff Corey Helton told the TV station. "This is not going to affect the criminals out there. They're going to be able to get guns and they do not follow the law."

Helton is one of the sheriffs who signed a statement by the New Mexico Sheriff's Association that says that four proposed and related gun bills would be ineffective.

They include:

  • House Bill 83, which would allow law enforcement to temporarily take away guns from people who are considered an imminent threat.
  • House Bill 87, a plan to prohibit people under a protective order from buying guns.
  • House Bill 130, a mandate for gun owners to store guns safely around children or face penalties.
  • Senate Bill 8, which would require background checks for private firearms sales.

State Rep. Joy Garratt (D) believes HB83 could have prevented, for example, the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre.

Although Garratt believes the bills do not violate the Second Amendment, Helton disagrees. He told media the laws are either redundant or unconstitutional. Existing laws already provide enough protection, he said.

"I'm proud to say I'm a constitutional sheriff and I'm just not going to enforce an unconstitutional law," Helton said. "My oath prevents me from doing that."

How many counties are in the state?

New Mexico has just 33 counties, so that means just four counties are not represented by the group, the website BearingArms.com reported.

The state legislature's proposal and others like it in other states simply penalizes people who were not responsible for a law enforcement failure in one county in Florida, BearingArms.com stated.

An editorial on the website praised the New Mexico sheriffs for taking a stand and stated that more people need to do the same.


          Art Photo Abstract PRINT, 11 X 14 handsigned, College Dorm Wall Art, Art for Teens' Room,Black and White,Fantasy,Surrealism,Pop Art by WildWeedStudio      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Mobilist (Wireless Sales Associate)- Loblaws - The Mobile Shop - Sarnia, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
Actively approach customers within the store to drive traffic to the location. Great employee referral program....
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          Fields and box draws announced for Temlee, Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top      Cache   Translate Page      
The fields and box draws for the Group 1 Temlee (525m), Rookie Rebel (600m) and Zoom Top (725m) have been finalised, setting up a massive night of racing to launch this year’s $1.3 million Australian Cup Carnival.
          Marketing + Communications Director - PAWS Chicago - Chicago, IL      Cache   Translate Page      
Be a great copywriter yourself and an arbiter of best practices in grammar, messaging, writing and style. Marketing + Communications Director....
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          Offer - blank atm card - Tucson      Cache   Translate Page      
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          2/10/2019: Sport Cricket / Epl: Liverpool rise to the top with easy victory      Cache   Translate Page      
● Liverpool regained top spot in the Premier League as goals from Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth yesterday. Back-to-back draws against Leicester and West Ham had seen Jurgen Klopp’s men...
          AKC Miniature Schnauzer (Advertigo)      Cache   Translate Page      
AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB Mini Schnauzer Pups born on September available for their new homes November male phantom female phantom female salt and pepper each vey small female phantom . These pups have had their dewclaws removed and their tails docked by the veterinarian. They have been dewormed and have received their 1st set of shots. Willing to hold until Christmas for an additional . Please or call -- with any questions. These precious babies will go fast Pictures and contact information on Advertigo website.

          Beautiful miniature schnauzer (Advertigo)      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Bella BS/F (PuppyFind) $1,600      Cache   Translate Page      
Stunning Black & Silver female, Charting to be large toy/small mini size - super coated - very playful, but precious and loving All dew claws are removed and her tail is docked to breed standards. She is started on house breaking. She is nicely proportioned with short legs, and a compact square body. Please see my personal web sitelisted below, for more info. All babies will come to you with up-to-date puppy vaccinations and wormings, following a well-puppy protocol, reflecting my 26+ years of experience. They are raised with love, & are happy, healthy, & well socialized. We breed for personality & temperament, as well as the standards for the breed. My t-cup babies average 3-7 pounds, and my toys average 8-11 pounds at maturity. My web sitecan be viewed at xxxxxxxxxx.xxx You can contact me at XXXX@xxxx.xxx or call/text me at xxx-xxx-xxxx. You can come see your baby in person, near Merced, before you purchase. All prices are for pet only, no breeding.

          Mocha M Pend (PuppyFind) $1,500      Cache   Translate Page      
PENDING - This is a stunning toy, liver & tan, super coated male. Charting to be a large toy/small mini size, extremely gorgeous - very playful, but super cute and loving. Current weight on 12/31/18 - 10 pound. All dew claws are removed and his tail is docked to breed standards. He is started on house breaking. He is nicely proportioned with short legs, and a compact square body. Please see my personal web sitelisted below, for more details. All babies come with shots & worming current, a lifetime written good health guarantee (subject to terms), their food, dish, toys, vitamin samples, & instructions on how to care for them. They are raised with love, & are happy, healthy, & well socialized. We breed for personality & temperament, as well as the standards for the breed. All babies will come to you with up-to-date puppy vaccinations and wormings, following a well-puppy protocol, reflecting my 26+ years of experience. My t-cup babies average 3-6 pounds, and my toys are 7-eleven pounds at maturity.

          Mocha Bgr F (PuppyFind) $1,500      Cache   Translate Page      
Gorgeous liver female, Charting to be large toy/small mini size - super coated - very playful, but precious and loving - Current weight on 12/31/18 - 10 pounds 9 ounce. All dew claws are removed and her tail is docked to breed standards. She is started on house breaking. She is nicely proportioned with short legs, and a compact square body. Please see my personal web sitelisted below, for more info. All babies will come to you with up-to-date puppy vaccinations and wormings, following a well-puppy protocol, reflecting my 26+ years of experience. They are raised with love, & are happy, healthy, & well socialized. We breed for personality & temperament, as well as the standards for the breed. My t-cup babies average 3-seven pounds, and my toys average 8-eleven pounds at maturity. My web sitecan be viewed at xxxxxxxxxx.xxx You can contact me at XXXX@xxxx.xxx or call/text me at xxx-xxx-xxxx. You can come see your baby in person, near Merced, before you purchase. All prices are for pet only, no breeding.

          Mocha F Pend (PuppyFind) $1,500      Cache   Translate Page      
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Black female, Charting to be toy size - super coated - very playful, but precious and loving - Current weight on 11/22/18 - 7 pounds 4 ounce. All dew claws are removed and her tail is docked to breed standards. She is started on house breaking. She is nicely proportioned with short legs, and a compact square body. Please see my personal web sitelisted below, for more info. All babies will come to you with up-to-date puppy vaccinations and wormings, following a well-puppy protocol, reflecting my 26+ years of experience. They are raised with love, & are happy, healthy, & well socialized. We breed for personality & temperament, as well as the standards for the breed. My t-cup babies average 3-seven pounds, and my toys average 8-eleven pounds at maturity. My web sitecan be viewed at xxxxxxxxxx.xxx You can contact me at XXXX@xxxx.xxx or call/text me at xxx-xxx-xxxx. You can come see your baby in person, near Merced, before you purchase. All prices are for pet only, no breeding.

          2/10/2019: Business Newsmaker: Sibanye draws a line in the sand      Cache   Translate Page      

● Neal Froneman, the CEO of gold and platinum miner Sibanye-Stillwater, says the outcome of its three-month standoff with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) at its three gold mines will have significant consequences for the...
          Bella B&S (PuppyFind) $1,200      Cache   Translate Page      
Stunning black & silver female, Charting to be toy size - super coated - very playful, but precious and loving. Current weight on 11/22/18 - 7 pounds. All dew claws are removed and her tail is docked to breed standards. She is started on house breaking. She is nicely proportioned with short legs, and a compact square body. Please see my personal web sitelisted below, for more info. All babies will come to you with up-to-date puppy vaccinations and wormings, following a well-puppy protocol, reflecting my 26+ years of experience. They are raised with love, & are happy, healthy, & well socialized. We breed for personality & temperament, as well as the standards for the breed. My t-cup babies average 3-7 pounds, and my toys average 8-eleven pounds at maturity. My web sitecan be viewed at xxxxxxxxxx.xxx You can contact me at XXXX@xxxx.xxx or call/text me at xxx-xxx-xxxx. You can come see your baby in person, near Merced, before you purchase. All prices are for pet only, no breeding.

          Cognitive, Consultant - Agile Analytics - Deloitte - Hartford, CT      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Cognitive, Manager- Agile Analytics - Deloitte - Hartford, CT      Cache   Translate Page      
At least 6 months experience in implementing IBM Watson, CognitiveScale, AWS ML, GCP ML, Azure ML, Einstein or Holmes. Work you’ll do....
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          Cognitive, Senior Manager - Agile Analytics - Deloitte - Hartford, CT      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Cognitive, Sr. Consultant - Agile Analytics - Deloitte - Hartford, CT      Cache   Translate Page      
At least 6 months experience in implementing IBM Watson, CognitiveScale, AWS ML, GCP ML, Azure ML, Einstein or Holmes. Work you’ll do....
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          Seasonal Instructor- Summer 2019 - Yellowstone Forever - Yellowstone National Park, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Registered Nurse - RN - Big Horn Basin Regional Cancer Center - Cody, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
Posted on: 2019-02-09

You.

 

You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Clinic Registered Nurse.

 

Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.

 

You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.

 

Youre generous with your thoughts, your knowledge and especially your voice because your opinion matters.

 

Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.

 

Us.

 

Big Horn Basin Regional Cancer Center, located in Cody, Wyoming, is the only facility in the region offering both radiation and medical cancer treatments. Our radiation oncology services, a collaboration between St. Vincent Healthcare and West Park Hospital, feature the latest radiation technology so patients can receive the same level of care in Cody that they can at the largest hospitals in the United States.

 

SCL Health Medical Group is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. With locations throughout Colorado and Montana, we offer a wide variety of primary and specialty care services.  

 

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.

 

We.

 

Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.

 

Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

 

Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

 

Your day.

 

As a Clinic RN you need to know how to:

 

        Perform general nursing care to patients by following established standards and procedures.

        Obtain patient consent for care and ensure patient confidentiality.

        Obtain and document health history, information on chief complaint, vital signs, and health risk factors and assess disease condition.

        Provide patient care based on practice guidelines, standards of care, and federal/state laws and regulations.

        Execute prescribed treatments and medical interventions, administer prescribed medications, and monitor and document treatment progress and patient response. Refer to/consult with physicians, other health providers, and community resources to prevent/resolve problems or concerns.

        Educate patients and families about health status, health maintenance, and management of acute and chronic conditions.

        Document patient assessment and intervention data using established medical record forms/automated systems and documentation practices.

        Participate in multidisciplinary teams to improve patient care processes and outcomes.

        Track quality assurance data and monitor for acute and chronic care management.

 

Your experience.

 

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

 

        Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, required

        Bachelor of Science in Nursing, preferred

        Current/valid Registered Nurse license from the state licensing board, required

        Current Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) certification, required

        Minimum of one (1) year of related experience in a clinic or acute hospital nursing setting, required

 

Your next move.

 

Now that you know more about being a Clinic RN on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.



          Entertainment Centre in White Oak: For Sale $ 260.00      Cache   Translate Page      
Sliding shelf for 26" tv (tv not included) Doors pull out to cover tv when not in use. Draws & shelving, tinted glass doors. 51"L x20.5"W x48"H
          Adopt CeeCee a Gray or Blue Russian Blue / Mixed cat in Canonsburg (Adopt-a-Pet.com)      Cache   Translate Page      
I have had CeeCee for thirteen years. I adopted her as a kitten from Green County animal rescue shelter. She is a very wonderful and loving cat. She is small, super soft, and her fur is a lovely grey. We have another cat and large dog that she gets along with. She is also tolerant of our toddler. She is a nervous cat and can be very shy around people. She would probably do best in a 1 person, one animal home or a couple looking for a single pet just to keep her less anxious. She does not have her front claws and we don't think she would do well or even survive outside. We really want her to go to a loving home.

          Production Cook Full Time - Advanced Recovery Systems - Ridgefield, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          A Beginner's Guide To Dressing For Cold Weather      Cache   Translate Page      


It was rainy and disappointingly cold on day two of NYFW, but that doesn't mean anyone wore a boring old trench coat to match the disgusting day; quite the opposite, actually. Everyone brought their A game in terms of rainy day wear, and matched the rest of their outfit to their outerwear. Most people didn't abandon the bright colors from yesterday, either. As a wearer of the same fluffy black coat each winter, I have a thing or two to learn about dressing for the weather from the street style stars of day two.

Below, learn how to appropriately dress for the weather with me, and get some major jacket envy with our favorite street style looks from NYFW day two.

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Our Editor in Chief Gabrielle Korn making me seriously consider sneaking into her office and stealing this jacket...

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Who says you can't wear two bright colors at once? Literally no one.

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All red everything.

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Baby pink and baby blue have never gone together so well.

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Mary V making me wish it was the '70s again (not that I was alive).

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Futurism is in.

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Our Managing Editor Irina Grechko pulling off what we like to call around the office "Big Bird Chic."

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Special attention really needed to be paid to this coat's details.

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A leopard print coat can be the focal point of your outfit, or it can just be one of many.

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Best rain coat I've seen this year.

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"All black everything" can still be cool, even if everyone around you is wearing bright colors.

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I'm not sure whether this is a scarf or a drape-y vest, but, regardless, I need it.

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This marshmallow-y jacket draws all the attention to the wearer's face, which is where you should be looking, anyway. Those accessories!

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Nothing else matters except this futuristic trench.

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The butteriest leather I've ever seen.

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Our Fashion and Beauty Editor Jenna Igneri's coat and sunglasses are making Irina's pink earrings pop. I'd like to also thank Jenna's leather jacket for existing.

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You don't have to worry about matching your coat to your dress if they're made from the same fabric.

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The perfect way to show off your jacket but also make sure the rest of your outfit doesn't go unnoticed.

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This jacket may make me officially stop associating fringe with Western wear. And the bag matching the head scarf? Amazing.

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Make a monochromatic look stand out by combining different textures. Baby blue faux fur is a cozy dream.

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Who needs an umbrella when you have the best weatherproof hat I've ever seen?


          What We Can Learn From Frida Kahlo Today      Cache   Translate Page      


I'm not particularly fond of the way that Frida Kahlo has been commercialized; it's gotten to the point where I feel like I can't walk down the street without seeing her (now iconic) likeness emblazoned on any number of tote bags or phone cases or T-shirts. Even when I knew very little about Kahlo, I was aware that the artist—a known communist—would have hated the commodification of her image and work.

Walking into the Brooklyn Museum's retrospective "Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving," though, I found the antithesis of any hollow appreciation: an actual, thorough, personal understanding of the artist.

This show is the most extensive exhibition of her work in the United States in over a decade, featuring both Kahlo's classic works and some of her sketches—of which there are only a few—on display. Aside from these, what's most notable about the show is that her clothes and personal artifacts are publicly displayed for the first time in the United States since her death in 1954. When Kahlo died, her husband (fellow artist Diego Rivera) demanded these things be locked away in her family home, Mexico City's The Blue House, until 15 years after his own death. Though he died in 1957, the possessions were forgotten and not unearthed until 2004.

Through seeing how Kahlo both presented herself to the world and created her own world within her home, we're given an intimate, incredibly personal account of the artist. Then too, as Claire Wilcox, one of the curators of the exhibition, notes, Kahlo talked about being "a contradictory person and a complex person" while she was still alive, and this duality is embraced within the exhibition. Also, Wilcox notes, Kahlo's "self-fashioning became a very political statement. She wanted to be seen as embracing Mexican nationalism; she saw herself as a child of the revolution."

Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum

The exhibition is organized thematically into 10 sections, each of which focuses on a particular aspect of Kahlo's identity. We see her childhood and how it molded her into the person she became, her marriage to Rivera, her life in the Blue House, and her debut exhibition in the United States. More than her personal history, we see how Kahlo interacted with several aspects of her own identity, from her support of the Mexican Revolution, which took place when she was a child, to her complex understanding of gender, to her creative interactions with her own physical disability. Her clothes and personal items are dispersed throughout each theme, showing the myriad ways in which she formed and showed her identity.

Kahlo was a woman, Mexican, bisexual, disabled, and communist—all identities that marginalized her in different ways and at different points of her life. They are also all identities she refused to hide, even if they made people around her uncomfortable. It's a way of being I aspire to; Kahlo exuded a type of confidence and disdain for the opinions of others that I wish I could achieve. Wilcox says this is probably why so many people love her: "I feel she was unabashedly who she was, and that, also, is what I think attracts people to her."

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Though this exhibition has been planned for some time, the timing of its launch is notable, as Donald Trump blathers on and on about building a wall along the U.S-Mexico border, wallowing in racist rhetoric against Mexicans.

And so perhaps this is why such a huge celebration of Kahlo's art and heritage and beliefs—of every aspect of her life—is the perfect antidote to the Trump era. "We need as much as we can find in the current political climate that points to complexity, that points to the artificiality of borders, that points to the need to have conversation rather than walls," says Wilcox.

Kahlo's intersectionality, particularly in terms of her sexuality, is also something that feels very pertinent right now. "It's such a contemporary conversation," agrees Wilcox. "It's not a conversation or language that she ever would have used, just that notion of intersectionality, the notion of gender fluidity, the sort of disability theorizing, but it is fascinating to me that she opens up space for that kind of conversation, and I think it's what draws people to her and her biography."

Maybe most importantly, though, this exhibit takes a figure that we've all seen on tote bags and T-shirts, and reminds us that she is more than just an icon—Frida Kahlo was a person. This is exactly what the curators wanted, says Wilcox: "One of the things we hope happens in this exhibition is that maybe people will have a moment where they see her as the human being that she was rather than just the flash on Instagram."

Then, too, Wilcox hopes that in learning more about Kahlo, we realize something new about ourselves. "I feel like what we can learn from her is to acknowledge that the way we frame her or what we see in her says a lot more about us than it actually does about her," she says. "And that's okay. I think it's really interesting to think about why so many people, right now, feel like they need Frida Kahlo."

And as for the resulting proliferation of merchandise with her face emblazoned on it? "Sometimes I think she would have hated it; sometimes I bet she would have laughed."

"Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving" is on view at the Brooklyn Museum, now.


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"For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6)

THERE is a vast difference between a conviction of the Doctrine of Grace in the head and an adoring the Grace of the Doctrine in the heart. A speculative knowledge of Gospel Truth, that goes no further than a mere outward notion of it, may be found in a natural man. This knowledge of Truth is a cold, unaffecting and unattractive knowledge that leaves the will and affections just where it found them. A natural man, indeed, may have some natural pleasure in getting some new notions of Truth, but he experiences no soul-attraction to the things known.

A Spiritual discernment of Gospel Truth is very different from a bare speculative knowledge of them; in that the glory of Truth shines into the mind, which produces a sweet and strict adherence thereto, by all the inward powers of the soul. The understanding discerns the Truth in its beauty, glory, and excellency; the judgment approves it; and the will and affections embrace and clasp about it. In a word, the whole soul unites with the Truth and is changed into the image of it.

Oh! When the least beam of Gospel Truth shines in upon the mind with such a ravishing beauty and majestic glory as draws the heart to love it and makes the soul bow down before it, this is a saving illumination, set up in the soul of a vessel of Mercy, which is the very beginning of its future glory. It is God’s shining into our hearts by a new creating efficacy to give the Light, not only of the knowledge of God, but of the Glory of God, in the face of Jesus Christ; which Word imports the ravishing beauty and all-attracting efficacy of Gospel Grace darting in upon the mind as a supernatural revelation, which unites the soul to the things beheld, to the Object revealed. From this saving illumination the soul feels a sweet and strong attraction, by which, being drawn with cords of Love, it comes unto Christ in its desires after Him, as beheld, altogether lovely. Wherever the Truths of the Gospel are known and so known in their beauty and excellency as to knit and unite the heart to them, or to draw out the soul into desires after and adoration of the glories beheld – that man is a regenerate man.

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Don961 » February 9th, 2019

Parliamentary Planning: The government sent 40 laws to parliament for approval


It revealed that the Planning Commission and the follow - up to the parliamentary government program to send the government about forty law to the House of Representatives issued during the next legislative term.

Member of the Committee MP Raed Fahmi explained that the most prominent laws are the Federal Law Council and retirement and traffic and other laws affecting the citizen as well as legislation that contribute to strengthen the performance of the government.

He pointed out that the next legislative term will see the passing of a number of outstanding laws in cooperation with the executive branch in order to support the implementation of the government program. link

Samson » February 9th, 2019

Economist offers a way to maintain the strength of the local currency


9th February, 2019

The economic expert, Baqir Kazim, Saturday, presented an effective way to maintain the strength of the local process.

"It is necessary to maintain the balance of the monetary mass in circulation by withdrawing the Iraqi dinar surplus from the need of the domestic market and the stability of the exchange rate," Kazim told Mawazine News. "The importance of providing foreign currency liquidity needed for traders and businessmen to meet the needs Iraqi market".

He added that "the Central Bank of Iraq represents a part of the system of economic solution to the value of the Iraqi dinar and not the whole solution, especially as he was the only contender in the economic arena has achieved monetary achievements in the context of the duty of monetary and his quest to reduce the value of the Iraqi dinar exchange rate against the US dollar in the market Local ".

"The stability of the value of the currency can not be studied in isolation from the facts of economic reality and its basic components," he said.

He stressed that "the most important elements of the value of the currency based on four pillars of the basic and is like a square building, which is based on four pillars or pillars of leverage, represented by monetary and financial policies and development policy, in addition to political skills, ie political stability, social and security and administrative capabilities in the management of the country and the employment policies and wealth Material and human ".

"In economics, they are called policies, which must be integrated and harmonized as a single package in their growth and development so that these policies contribute to the pace of their coherence in raising and enhancing the value of the currency (purchasing power),"Kazem said. LINK

Don961 » February 9th, 2019

Thank you Economist Kazim ... keep building this strong structure by following the blueprint laid out for you ... do not deviate from the plan.. nor use cheap material .. nor take shortcuts that may weaken its integrity .... to build a prosperous present and future for all to enjoy ...

Sunkissed » February 9th, 2019

I'm sure everyone realizes how PREGNANT this article is with ASSURANCE of all of the interpretations that we had about every article and intel to date!!!!!!

This could very well even be considered THE ANNOUNCEMENT to RAISE THE VALUE of the Dinar... bring SMALLS into circulation.. and a mechanism to maintain a proper note count in circulation (which is probably, depositing 000 notes into their bank accounts, using ATMs and M/C cards, rather than cash -- all already in place tasked and set to GO!!!).

Needing foreign CURRENCY LIQUIDITY ----- THAT right there is telling us that the Dinar will be FULLY CONVERTIBLE... that is exactly what foreign liquidity IS!!

The wording "to reduce the value of the currency" could throw people off, because they may not understand that to reduce the "value" in-country/locally, is actually increasing the value for the Iraqi Citizens... and us internationally.

At the end of the article they revisit the value in a summary statement to make sure everyone understands: "RAISING AND ENHANCING THE VALUE OF THE CURRENCY ([which is the] PURCHASING POWER"

~ Sunkissed

Don961 » February 9th, 2019

Will Iraq be able to uncover the truth of the loss of $ 12 billion in the Bremer era?


2/9/2019 5:58:29 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq can submit a request to the United Nations to intervene in the recovery of $ 12 billion lost in the era of former US civil administrator Paul Bremer, the legal expert said.

Al-Tamimi said in an interview with Al-Masalla on Saturday, February 9, 2019, that "the dealings of the international judiciary need proofs of evidence, especially in financial files that need documents and receipts and people who testify to it."

Paul Bremer, an American diplomat appointed by former US President George W. Bush, was appointed US administration chief in Iraq on May 6, 2003, instead of retired general Jay Garner.

And demanded Iraqi political parties to work for the recovery of 12 billion dollars, lost in the era of US civil administrator in Iraq, former Paul Bremer after 2003, according to the Guardian.

"In case of Iraq, the evidence can bring the file to the United Nations because the American presence in Bremer was under a UN Security Council resolution and the United Nations is responsible and monitoring the decision," al-Tamimi said.

Al-Tamimi said that "if Iraq has the evidence and documents to be submitted to the United Nations through the representative of Baghdad in the United Nations and requests intervention to recover money."

Tamimi said: There is an international agreement issued in 2005 that requires the return of money smuggled by money laundering.

And monitored the "obelisk" movement in the House of Representatives to investigate the report of the British newspaper, on the responsibility of Bremer in the loss of 12 billion dollars of Iraqi funds.

Iraqi public opinion is concerned with the issue of the recovery of Iraqi funds and deposits in foreign countries, such as Jordan, which still maintains financial deposits for Saddam Hussein's regime.

The newspaper said in a report published that the United States transferred about $ 12 billion in the form of packages worth $ 100 US to Iraq, and then distributed without control over the expenditure.

According to sources of money and legal experts, the government of Iraq must verify the authenticity of the newspaper, and if this is true, Washington should be asked to recover the money. link

Samson » February 9th, 2019

Vietnam's supporting industries strive to be best in ASEAN


5th February, 2019

Việt Nam has only 21 per cent of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) participating in global value chains

Vietnamese enterprises have the potential to participate in regional and global production value chains on par with the leading countries in ASEAN, because Việt Nam has been a top priority choice of multinational corporations.

However, in order to realise this goal, in addition to their own efforts, businesses also need the support of the State.

In the draft plan for sustainable development of Vietnamese private enterprises, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) aims to raise the rate of enterprises participating in regional and global production networks and value chains, equal to the leading countries in ASEAN 4 by 2030.

In fact, it is not easy to achieve this target. Statistics from the MPI show that Việt Nam has only 21 per cent of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) participating in global value chains, while this figure in Thailand is over 30 per cent and Malaysia is 46 per cent. Therefore, in order to improve rankings in ASEAN, it is certain that Vietnamese enterprises must "go faster".

However, that does not mean that businesses need to be afraid because Việt Nam has a number of opportunities. Evaluating the opportunities for Vietnamese enterprises to participate more deeply in the global value chain, Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh said that the recent change in global value chains has placed Việt Nam in a more important production base. Full Post Here: LINK

Vietnam : Prime Minister approves plan to implement CPTPP

30th January, 2019

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved a plan to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

He required ministries, ministerial-level and governmental agencies, and People’s Committees of centrally-run cities and provinces increase the dissemination of information about the CPTPP and participating countries among the public, particularly groups likely to be affected by the deal such as farmers, fishing communities, cooperatives, and businesses, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The PM asked for focus to be placed on training officials from State management agencies in fields related to commitments under the CPTPP – such as investment, services, customs, government procurement, trade protection, intellectual property, agriculture, forestry and fishery, labour, and the environment – so that they clearly and precisely understand the specific content in order to implement the deal fully and effectively.

He made the order that information on CPTPP and other FTAs that Việt Nam has joined be made available for domestic firms; along with forecasts about import-export markets, technical requirements, and regulations on goods trade management of participating countries. Full Post here: LINK

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Society ... must repose on principles that do not change" -- wrote Montesquieu in Book 24 of The Spirit of the Laws. Montesquieu was a French political philosopher whose books were read by Catherine the Great of Russia, praised in England, and banned by Louis XV of France. He greatly influenced America's founders, with Thomas Jefferson even translating Destutt de Tracy's Commentary on Montesquieu, August 12, 1810. In 1984, the American Political Review published "The Relative Influence of European Writers on Late 18th-Century American Political Thought," written by Donald S. Lutz of the University of Houston, and Charles S. Hyneman. After reviewing nearly 15,000 items written between 1760 and 1805, Lutz and Hyneman discovered that the writers of the Constitution quoted Montesquieu more than any other source except the Bible. Montesquieu divided governments into three categories, describing what motivating force, or "spring," as in a wind-up clock, each relied upon: -Republics, most prevalent in northern European Protestant countries, relied on Virtue; -Monarchs, most prevalent in southern and western European Catholic countries, relied on Honor; and -Despots, most prevalent in Islamic countries, relied on Fear. "Republic" is a "popular government" where the people rule themselves, being conscious that each citizen will be held accountable to a God who wants them to be fair. "Monarch" is a king with strings attached, having a conscience and being limited by laws, traditions, Judeo-Christian beliefs, and a class of powerful noblemen. "Despot" is a king with no strings attached, who rules without a conscience, according to his whims and caprices, exercising absolute and arbitrary power: -absolute, meaning the moment he says something it is the law; and -arbitrary, meaning no one can predict what he will say next. Montesquieu understood that man's nature was inherently selfish and, opportunity provided, any person could be tempted to accumulate power and become a despot. St. Augustine called this "libido dominandi" -- the lust to dominate. Montesquieu explained that once virtue is gone, a republic will become lawless. Power will gravitate from the many to the few, "popular" government will be replaced by a despot, who will usurp power and rule through fear: "It is the nature of a Republican government that ... the collective body of the People ... should be ... the Supreme Power ... In a Popular state, one spring more is necessary, namely, Virtue ... The politic Greeks, who lived under a Popular government, knew no other support than Virtue ... When Virtue is banished, ambition invades the minds of those who are disposed to receive it, and avarice (greed) possesses the whole community ... When, in a Popular government, there is a suspension of the laws, as this can proceed only from the corruption of the republic, the state is certainly undone." Montesquieu continued: "As Virtue is necessary in a Republic ... so Fear is necessary in a Despotic government: with regard to Virtue, there is no occasion for it ... Fear must therefore depress their spirits, and extinguish even the least sense of ambition ... Of a Despotic government, that a single person ... rule according to his own will and caprice ... He who commands the execution of the laws generally thinks himself above them, there is less need of Virtue than in a popular government ..." Montesquieu added: "Such are the principles ... of government ... in a particular Republic they actually are ... Virtuous ... in a particular Despotic government by Fear." In contrasting which religion supports a moderate Monarch or Republic, and which supports a Despot, Montesquieu wrote in The Spirit of the Laws, 1748: "A moderate Government is most agreeable to the Christian Religion, and a despotic Government to the Mahometan ... The Christian religion is a stranger to mere despotic power. The mildness so frequently recommended in the Gospel is incompatible with the despotic rage with which a prince punishes his subjects, and exercises himself in cruelty. As this religion forbids the plurality of wives, its princes are less confined, less concealed from their subjects, and consequently have more humanity: they are more disposed to be directed by laws, and more capable of perceiving that they cannot do whatever they please. While the Mahometan princes incessantly give or receive death, the religion of the Christians renders their princes ... less cruel. The prince confides in his subjects, and the subjects in the prince. How admirable the religion which, while it only seems to have in view the felicity of the other life, continues the happiness of this! ... It is the Christian religion that ... has hindered despotic power." Montesquieu continued: "From the characters of the Christian and Mahometan religions, we ought, without any further examination, to embrace the one and reject the other: for it is much easier to prove that religion ought to humanize the manners of men than that any particular religion is true. It is a misfortune to human nature when religion is given by a conqueror. The Mahometan religion, which speaks only by the sword, acts still upon men with that destructive spirit with which it was founded." Of the Christian religion, Montesquieu examined: "When the Christian religion, two centuries ago, became unhappily divided into Catholic and Protestant, the people of the north embraced the Protestant, and those of the south adhered still to the Catholic. The reason is plain: the people of the north have, and will forever have, a spirit of liberty and independence, which the people of the south have not; and therefore a religion which has no visible head is more agreeable to the independence of the climate than that which has one ... When a religion is introduced and fixed in a state, it is commonly such as is most suitable to the plan of government there established." Montesquieu compared Lutheran and Calvinist countries: "In the countries themselves where the Protestant religion became established, the revolutions were made pursuant to the several plans of political government. Luther having great princes on his side ... an ecclesiastical authority ... while Calvin, having to do with people who lived under republican governments ... Each of these two religions was believed to be perfect; the Calvinist judging his most conformable to what Christ had said, and the Lutheran to what the Apostles had practiced." Warning of the abuse of power when concentrated, Montesquieu introduced the revolutionary concept of separating the powers of ruling into three branches: -legislative, -executive, and -judicial. These three branches would selfishly pull against each other to prevent one from overpowering the others -- thus using selfish power to selfish check power. The brilliance of this is equivalent to a Sunday school teacher giving an assignment -- "design a system of government where sinners keep other sinners from sinning." Montesquieu wrote: "Nor is there liberty if the power of Judging is not separated from Legislative power and from Executive power. If it were joined to Legislative power, the power over life and liberty of the citizens would be arbitrary, for the Judge would be the Legislator. If it were joined to Executive power, the Judge could have the force of an oppressor. ALL WOULD BE LOST if the same ... body of principal men ... exercised these three powers." James Madison echoed this in The Federalist No. 51: "Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place ... If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on government would be necessary." In The Spirit of the Laws, 1748, Montesquieu wrote: "I have always respected religion; the morality of the Gospel is the noblest gift ever bestowed by God on man. We shall see that we owe to Christianity, in government, a certain political law, and in war a certain law of nations -- benefits which human nature can never sufficiently acknowledge. The principles of Christianity, deeply engraved on the heart, would be infinitely more powerful than the false Honor of Monarchies, than the humane Virtues of Republics, or the servile Fear of Despotic states." In his Considerations on the Causes of the Grandeur and Decadence of the Romans, 1734, Montesquieu wrote: "It is not chance that rules the world. Ask the Romans ... There are general causes, moral and physical ... elevating it, maintaining it, or hurling it to the ground ... If the chance of one battle -- that is, a particular cause -- has brought a state to ruin, some general cause made it necessary for that state to perish from a single battle. In a word, the main trend draws with it all particular accidents." In the beginning of The Spirit of the Laws, 1748, Montesquieu wrote: "God is related to the universe as Creator and Preserver; the laws by which He created all things are those by which He preserves them ... But the intelligent world is far from being so well governed as the physical ... Man, as a physical being, is like other bodies governed by invariable laws. As an intelligent being, he incessantly transgresses the laws established by God, and changes those of his own instituting. He is left to his private direction, though a limited being, and subject, like all finite intelligences, to ignorance and error ... hurried away by a thousand impetuous passions. Such a being might every instant forget his Creator; God has therefore reminded him of his duty by the laws of religion." Baron Montesquieu died on FEBRUARY 10, 1755. Montesquieu wrote in The Spirit of the Laws, 1748: "The Christian religion, which orders men to love one another, no doubt wants the best political laws and the best civil laws for each people, because those laws are, after (religion), the greatest good that men can give and receive."
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by narrativium

I played a four-player game of Highlander earlier today, and a number of draws occurred, and we wanted to check we got the principles right.

In each of these scenarios, 3+ immortals are duelling and the Behead fate card is the only one left to draw.

Scenario 1: three immortals roll 5, 5, 2. As there's a tie for highest roll, neither draws the fate card and the lowest roller isn't beheaded.

Scenario 2: four immortals roll 5, 5, 2, 2. Again, the highest rolls tie, neither draws the fate card and the two low rollers aren't be beheaded.

Scenario 3: three immortals roll 5, 2, 2. As there's a clear highest roller, that immortal draws the Behead card and kills both low rollers simultaneously.

Are all of these correct?
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Hello everyone! Here's a big ol' list of rules questions that me and my playgroup have managed to stumble across during the last few months of playing this awesome game. I apologize if any of them are particularly obvious or answered somewhere in the rules already, I've looked through the rulebook so many times now that it's all starting to blur together!

1. What archetype does "Summon Companion" count as? Is it always trickster or is it the same as the card it is copying?

2. In endless mode, how are any encounter cards that refer to opponents resolved? "Devil's Choice" seems the most baffling in this respect.

3. In endless mode, are royalty cards revealed prior to finding their encounter? If they aren't, are the jack and queen abilities simply not used in this mode?

4. Can players "Waste" usage cubes by activating encounter cards with abilities that they can't pay for? For example, a player with no effort to spend activates "The Healer" encounter just to prevent another player from activating it.

5. Similarly, can a player activate an encounter and pay for its ability cost even if they cannot fully resolve it? For example, a player activates "The Forge" encounter just to destroy a curse in their hand even though there are no 2-cost cards in the dealer's row.

6. How does "Hood of Night" interact with minions with "When this minion is revealed" effects? Do minions that get replaced still trigger their abilities?

7. How do the hard mode pain cards that cause additional life loss interact with pain reduction effects? Do they effectively cause 4 life loss if the effort is not paid, or is it 2 life loss twice?

8. If you die from the pain card drawn during the "Demon Trader" encounter, do you still get a relic?

9. Are cards in the dealer's row replaced between floors in cooperative mode?

10. Are cards bound to weapons shuffled together with the deck and discard pile between floors in cooperative mode?

11. After moving to a new floor in cooperative mode, who takes the next turn? The first player or the next player in turn order?

12. Do relic draws still occur in cooperative mode?

13. Do cards bound during the strike phase count as played? It's relevant for a variety of trickster cards, "Shadow Cleavers" and "Skeleton King's Helm".

14. Does the "Smith's Care" card cover all instances of discard? Namely; Discarding bound cards at end of combat, discarding cards from your hand at end of turn, discard 1 card to draw 1 card effects & minion and encounter effects?

15. Can Colbjorn's inspire ability be used to move players onto unrevealed encounters? If so, what happens if it is an ambush or a mandatory encounter and it isn't that player's turn?
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by Michel13

In the Rules, in the Senate section, we can read the following "If the player's total does not exceed the opposing Faction's total (including ties), the Law does not pass the Senate. The player may place the card in Reserve (11.3) or may Discard it as she chooses and is able". Does it mean that the Law cards can be added to the Reserve exceeding their Organizational Capacity?
With cards of Public Opinion, Organizational Capacity is mentioned: "Upon resolving the action, the acting player may—but is not required to—place the card directly into their Reserve provided their Organizational Capacity allows this". But it doesn't in Laws.

If I use a Public Opinion card like an Active Support and I add it to my Reserve. Can I use this same card in a Passive Support in the same turn?
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Seeing on twitter a defeatist sour mood among those activists from SDLP Youth. These younger members of the SDLP, are more likely to have had their baptism & political teeth cut, more within university campuses & reinforced by membership in professional circles seen as careers adjunct to their political activism. Every political party needs a professional corps. The back office support staff that can churn & mull policies & investigate new political techniques that might widen margins for candidates in the field. Unfortunately, this utility & functionary service can get out of control & begin dictating an unnatural & counterproductive service to the party & its elected representatives. The SDLP once dominated the city side of Derry. Its impregnable fortress. It once sent a multitude of councilors to the Guildhall from wards all across the city, whether from wards with predominately more housing executive estates or those with more private housing. It was able for many years to defy the socio-economic divide that is often the schism at the heart of most party systems. That is now a thing of the past. The SDLP is no longer angel like, able to defy the laws of physics that apply almost everywhere else, or at least to varying degrees everywhere else. In the council estate I grew up in as a child the SDLP dominated. They had activists on the ground. These were working class people. The were involved in other organisations as well, community groups of all various kinds. The generational divide was not as pronounced then as it is today. The most dominate age cohort were those in their 40's & 50's. These people were not largely university educated, neither were many of the elected representatives either, at least not many of the elected councilors. These elected representatives lived in council estates were most of the population of these wards also lived. So they had a coalface to the immediate concerns & needs of their constituents, indeed, their concerns were shared ones. So things would get done. People felt an immediacy & intimacy. That was then. The SDLP today is an organisation in retreat. Its cordoned off in middle class enclaves. Its the preserve of the professional classes. Its the sons & daughters of the professional classes that are going apoplectic at the partnership with Fianna Fáil. A generation of young professionals who could tell you & get rather animated about the intricacies of party politics in Great Britain, but are rather unmoved & aloof about party politics in the Republic. There's an element within the middle class in NI, regardless of whether unionist or nationalist, that is saturated in the output of content culturally, socially, & politically, from Britain. With this immersion by middle class nationalism, comes a tin-ear & aloofness which now grates more than ever in working class nationalist areas. A genuine alienation that goes beyond the lack of ground play that the SDLP now has in these areas. What I would have hoped for in a genuine merger with Fianna Fáil, who also in the post Bertie Ahern era are struggling in working class areas, is that the impressible earthiness that remains a hallmark - although a damaged one - of the Fianna Fáil brand might make a welcome appearance in the north.
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          Front-End Engineer II - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Amazon Connect - Software Development Manager - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Senior Manager, Software Development - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Sr. Technical Program Manager, Amazon Connect - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Sr. Product Manager, Technical - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Telecom Engineer - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
With Amazon Connect you can leverage the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda,...
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          Web Development Engineer - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Develop custom integrations with other AWS services such as Rekognition, Lex, and Polly. Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field....
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          HRSS, Sr. Product Manager - Amazon Services LLC - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
With Amazon Connect you can leverage the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda,...
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          Sr. Product Manager - AWS AI - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Today, the team delivers multiple services such as Rekognition, Lex, Polly, as well as ML Engines and SageMaker....
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          Principal Technical Product Manager - AWS AI - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Today, the team delivers multiple services such as Rekognition, Lex, Polly, as well as ML Engines and SageMaker....
From Amazon.com - Tue, 08 Jan 2019 09:37:57 GMT - View all Seattle, WA jobs
          Senior Software Development Engineer - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Jakob (PuppyFind) $800      Cache   Translate Page      
Hey! My name is Jakob and I'm small, but ready for you to pick me, so that I can brighten up our home! I'm small and full of life and fun. I can be the best movie, walking, and cuddle buddy that you will ever come across! Both of my parents are exceptional examples of our breed. I will arrive to you healthy and with my vaccinations up to date, before wiping my paws on our welcome mat

          NEW California Laws 2019 (Part 14)      Cache   Translate Page      

California New Laws Series Sacramento, CA – Part 14 in a series of New California laws for 2019 includes health care coverage, toll evasion, female inmates and male correction officers, parking penalties, and more. For complete details regarding individuals laws and the effective dates, please click on the bill number below for access to the […]

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          Woman in first abortion case fails in claim for compensation      Cache   Translate Page      
The Government has refused compensation to one of three Irish women who took international cases challenging the State's abortion laws - even though it has paid €30,000 to the other two.
          Certified Dietary Manager - Healthcare Services Group - Sheridan, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
Complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities....
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          Food Service Worker/Kitchen Helper/Dietary Aide - Healthcare Services Group - Sheridan, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
Complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities....
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          Chris Hedges: Many US Citizens Are Currently Denied The Right To Vote Due To State Laws That Disenfranchise Citizens Who Have Been Convicted Of A Felony      Cache   Translate Page      
Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Feb 9, 2019 More than 6 million United States citizens are currently denied the right to vote due to state laws that disenfranchise citizens who have been convicted of a felony. More than 75 percent of these disenfranchised citizens are not in prison, and more than half […]
          Idle Apocalypse v1.30      Cache   Translate Page      
Ever wanted to run a cult? Summon legendary demon gods? Or… destroy the world?Ever wanted to run a cult? Summon legendary demon gods? Control hordes of unwashed monsters? Craft a tower so tall it defies all laws of physics? Or… destroy the world?

No? Well, why not give it a try anyway?

Idle Apocalypse is the best cult, clicker apocalypse simulator of 2018! Craft your tower and build it high into the sky and deep underground. Tap to create hordes of goblins, demons and beasts to do your bidding. Cast spells on any brave heroes foolish enough to get in your way. Summon the legendary Idols – a feared group of gods – and bring about the End Times in this novel idle tapper game.

Idle Apocalypse is a game about resource management, strategy and evil!

- Features -

Craft Your Tower
- Collect materials to unlock over 40 new rooms!
- Unlock research stations to discover technologies.
- Tap generators to accelerate progress!
- Build mines, juicers, kitchens and factories.

Create Monsters
- Craft over 20 unique monsters to do your bidding.
- Evolve, upgrade and improve them.
- Collect goblins, beasts and demons.

Incremental Action
- Play as much or as little as you like!
- Your monsters keep fighting even while you’re offline!
- Resource management gameplay. Watch as your tower evolves with just a few taps!

Endless Idle Game
- Summon Idols to bring about the Apocalypse!
- Prestige to unlock valuable chants and grow your tower higher.
- Evolve and craft your tower on multiple play-throughs, unlocking new mechanics!

Lovers of simulation games and incremental clickers won’t be able to put down this idle monster breeding RPG. And if you do you’ll pick up again a few hours later, because it’s an idle game and there’s loot to collect!Idle Apocalypsehttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/SasV8GapA1fvnZ7j5jK-xwunB60uvU69l1TNLsoUVr9Psm36h0Cjc0gcCZfMW9aEA1g=w200https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/2Cze9wnKwFgnoBYIbNHK6-k3XZuKHhVSgEIBlKSxbpq0sfLvAg_gUsiBqG9GZ6wBxGU=w700https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grumpyrhinogames.idleapocalypseIron.Horse.Games.LLCIron Horse Games LLCSimulationSimulation1.30February 8, 20194.1 and up44.06M4.7Rated for 7+1,000,000 - 2,000,000+ Added the Lovers + Haters event. The event runs through to the 21st of Feb (although the store will remain open 3 days longer)
+ Added confirmation before you start the apocalypse.
+ Renamed "Bounty Chant" to "Plenty Chant", to avoid confusion with "Bounty"... no idea how I missed that all this time.
+ Fixed bug where the "Aqua Adventure" event showed the wrong icon when choosing to replay it.
+ Time creature's skin pop up now says the correct boosts54,14940,74110,5811,674411742https://www.youtube.com/embed/SgZyfSOqemcDOWNLOAD APK
          Tap Tap Axe - Timberman Champ v3.74.01      Cache   Translate Page      
A fun, addictive, clicker idle game for FREE!Tap Tap Axe is a unique clicker idle game that let you relax and have fun. This is the ideal game for any fan of the idle & clicker game genre.

Cut trees, upgrade your skills, acquire new weapons and battle with monsters. Sounds fun? It is! Go on and try it. We bet you’ll be hooked within seconds!

There are so many idle & clicker games out there. Cookie Clicker is one of the oldest idle games that so many people around the world love. Since then people have created so many variations of this game: Idle Heroes, Idle Miners, Tap Titans, and many other classic games. But this game, Tap Tap Axe, will be something different! You can play it until you’re having a meltdown and you will still enjoy this game a long time later. The mastermind behind this idle & clicker game is surely a genius!

▣ Top Features of Tap Tap Axe

- Tap screen to cut trees, gain firewood and use them to upgrade your axe.
- Use chainsaws and woodpeckers simultaneously to collect firewood more quickly.
- Enhance the ability of the axe through the upgrade menu.
- When proficiency reaches 100%, the next tree will be found automatically.
- We’ve got all kind of axes. Gotta collect’em all!

▣ Game Tips of Tap Tap Axe

- When axes and trees are upgraded, be sure to get reward for mountain ginseng.
- Challenge high level blow of chainsaw and woodpecker buff skill.
- Maximize your firewood harvest with an efficient combination of skills.
- Harvest large amounts of wild ginseng through achievement rewards.

▣ Note: If you delete the game, all data will disappear.

So, what are you waiting for? Take your axe and play this relaxing but addictive idle clicker game now!

Who says timberman cannot be a hero? You can become the all-time best timberman hero in the world!

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Do you love Tap Tap Axe? If you do, please take a moment to leave a rating and review to support us. We promise to continue improving our game to add new exciting features and to make it free from any bugs and errors.


For more details, please check the official Facebook of Tap Tap Axe:
http://www.facebook.com/TapTapAxe

Developer contact:
support@bunkervil.com
Tap Tap Axe - Timberman Champhttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3I5puuxKzJi9VKl6aArM92MhLI0nzU3QOQ6BjBXfloU9FNuDVyKiP9Dtzy6MuGzyZBFk=w200https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pDrGYLE2md8hoRwUuKiUSjsHARIIsMcnwgbl_GD_3Nnf7R7UqYHHSGssEa-kVM_P0Ayb=w700https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.App.WoodManBunkervilBunkervilSimulationSimulation3.74.01February 8, 20194.2 and up80.88M4.6Rated for 3+100,000 - 200,000[Update contents]

  - Improvement14,03411,4231,164789166492https://www.youtube.com/embed/uUPfzO8Z4P8DOWNLOAD APK
          More states adopting gun-seizure laws after Parkland tragedy      Cache   Translate Page      
(AP) — In the year since the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, more and more states have passed laws making it easier...
          AWS Cloud Engineer - Summit Technologies, Inc. - Providence, RI      Cache   Translate Page      
Create Amazon Machine Images. Design and build secure AWS EC2 instances based on Red Hat Linux and Windows platforms....
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          74位:Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir: Santa Claws Christmas Special      Cache   Translate Page      
著者名:Jeremy Zag/Thomas Astruc/出版社名:ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT INC/発売日:2018年/1,088 円(税込)/送料無料
          'Biggest shake-up in building laws in our state's history' follows Opal Tower debacle      Cache   Translate Page      
The government will also tighten protections for homeowners and owners’ corporations, to help ensure they receive compensation if builders or engineers have been negligent.
          Watch Atlético Madrid Vs Real Madrid Live Stream: Start Time, Preview, Watch La Liga Madrid Derby Live Online      Cache   Translate Page      

Atlético Madrid vs. Real Madrid

The two major Madrid La Liga sides, Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid, have yet to score a goal against each other this season, grinding to a 0-0 draw back on September 29, according to the BBC. In fact, they have not reached a decision in any La Liga match since November 19, 2016, playing to a 1-1 draw and a pair of goalless draws since then. But the rivals from the Spanish capital will not only try to break the stalemate, but will decide who occupies second place on the league table, in the Madrid derby match that will live stream from the Metropolitano.

To find out how to watch a live stream of the Atlético Madrid vs. Real Madrid Sunday La Liga match, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is set for 4:15 p.m. Central European Time on Saturday, February 9, at the iconic, 68,000-seat Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain.

Click here to continue and read more...


          Marketing + Communications Director - PAWS Chicago - Chicago, IL      Cache   Translate Page      
Be a great copywriter yourself and an arbiter of best practices in grammar, messaging, writing and style. Marketing + Communications Director....
From PAWS Chicago - Fri, 01 Feb 2019 08:48:42 GMT - View all Chicago, IL jobs
          What's so bad about the pay to avoid ads model?      Cache   Translate Page      

A lot of people have come up with the idea of a system that lets readers of a web site pay to avoid the advertising. This is obviously bad, wrong and dangerous, for several reasons.

  1. The model assumes that advertising is unredeemably awful, and walks away from future revenue that would be made possible from fixing advertising. (So far, Online Ads Haven't Built Brands, but what if they could?)

  2. The model creates incentives to make advertising worse. Ever since we started running the auto-playing video campaign for MIRACLE ASS FUNGUS CURE, our subscriptions are through the roof! Bonuses for all!

  3. Because the ads on news sites will keep getting worse and worse, non-subscribers will get more and more of their news from biased sources that re-report and spin it. (The most common sound effect on Rush Limbaugh's radio show, last I heard it, was him flipping the pages of the New York Times as he selectively quoted from news stories.)

  4. As soon as site owners realize that number 3 is growing, and won't go away, they'll start lobbying for extensive copyright expansion laws that limit fair use, or create new exclusive rights. Freedom-hostile companies will repurpose these laws for censorship.

Bonus links

‘A daily, hourly fight’: Digital ad fraud is worse than ever

NOT Predictions for Digital Ad Fraud in 2019

Advertising Activism Has Impact

Journalists are rightly suspicious of ad tech. They also depend on it.


          Working 4 days a week would seem to be an advantage for health, productivity, and the environment      Cache   Translate Page      

Those who live in the modern era consider the classic workweek - from Monday to Friday and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - absolutely normal.

However, many people ignore the fact that this lifestyle was instead a conquest obtained after a long and difficult struggle during a period when factory shifts were exhausting and safety and protection laws for employees were inadequate. 

In fact, for those who lived at the beginning of the last century the simple idea of working "only" 5 days a week for 8 hours a day seemed to be practically an absurdity.

Now, today history seems to repeat itself, regarding the discussion regarding the possibility of working for only 4 days a week.


          Luggage Tag - Kangaroo - 2.5 inch or 4 Inch Large Round Plastic Bag Tag by ebonypaws      Cache   Translate Page      

12.00 USD

♥ This tag features my original artwork

♦ Luggage tags are extra thick and extremely durable

♦ 2 DIFFERENT SIZES
• Small - 2.5 inches in diameter
• Large - 4 inches in diameter

♦ TAG DETAILS
• Made of FPR (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) - Not Laminated
• Manufactured in the USA
• 2.4mm thick (2 pennies stacked)

♦ BACK OF TAG OPTIONS and INFO
• At check out there will be a note/message box or send me a message
• Tags with Custom Names on the front are automatically personalized
• For the BLANK option, see 'Quick Note' below

♦ PLASTIC LOOP ATTACHMENT INCLUDED

♦ PRINTED
• With high quality ink
• The process keeps the ink permanently on the tag
• Waterproof

LOOKING FOR MORE DESIGNS?
- Check out my pet tag designs at ebonypaws.com
- ALL designs are also available for luggage tags

FACEBOOK • facebook.com/ebonypawscreative

TWITTER • twitter.com/ebonypaws

INSTAGRAM • instagram.com/ebonypaws

EBONYPAWS.COM

♦ A QUICK NOTE ABOUT CHOOSING BLANK OPTION
It is always best to have me print your info on the backs of the tags. They are printed with high quality ink and a special process that keeps the ink permanently on the tag. However, if you are planing on leaving the back blank so you can fill out your information later - ONLY Sharpie Metallics (Silver, Gold, Bronze) seem to be permanent on these tags. I also have clear stickers available to protect your writing

Because they are handmade the placement varies a little bit

Please remember the colors you see here vary depending on your monitor

All designs are © Ebonypaws Creative


          Luggage Tag - Space Dog - 2.5 inch or 4 Inch Round Plastic Bag ID Tag by ebonypaws      Cache   Translate Page      

12.00 USD

♥ This tag features my original artwork

♦ Luggage tags are extra thick and extremely durable

♦ 2 DIFFERENT SIZES
• Small - 2.5 inches in diameter
• Large - 4 inches in diameter

♦ TAG DETAILS
• Made of FPR (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) - Not Laminated
• Manufactured in the USA
• 2.4mm thick (2 pennies stacked)

♦ BACK OF TAG OPTIONS and INFO
• At check out there will be a note/message box or send me a message
• Tags with Custom Names on the front are automatically personalized
• For the BLANK option, see 'Quick Note' below

♦ PLASTIC LOOP ATTACHMENT INCLUDED

♦ PRINTED
• With high quality ink
• The process keeps the ink permanently on the tag
• Waterproof

LOOKING FOR MORE DESIGNS?
- Check out my pet tag designs at ebonypaws.com
- ALL designs are also available for luggage tags

FACEBOOK • facebook.com/ebonypawscreative

TWITTER • twitter.com/ebonypaws

INSTAGRAM • instagram.com/ebonypaws

EBONYPAWS.COM

♦ A QUICK NOTE ABOUT CHOOSING BLANK OPTION
It is always best to have me print your info on the backs of the tags. They are printed with high quality ink and a special process that keeps the ink permanently on the tag. However, if you are planing on leaving the back blank so you can fill out your information later - ONLY Sharpie Metallics (Silver, Gold, Bronze) seem to be permanent on these tags. I also have clear stickers available to protect your writing

Because they are handmade the placement varies a little bit

Please remember the colors you see here vary depending on your monitor

All designs are © Ebonypaws Creative


          Luggage Tag - Dog Driving in the Counrty - Round Plastic Bag Tag by ebonypaws      Cache   Translate Page      

12.00 USD

♥ This tag features my original artwork

♦ Luggage tags are extra thick and extremely durable

♦ 2 DIFFERENT SIZES
• Small - 2.5 inches in diameter
• Large - 4 inches in diameter

♦ TAG DETAILS
• Made of FPR (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) - Not Laminated
• Manufactured in the USA
• 2.4mm thick (2 pennies stacked)

♦ BACK OF TAG OPTIONS and INFO
• At check out there will be a note/message box or send me a message
• Tags with Custom Names on the front are automatically personalized
• For the BLANK option, see 'Quick Note' below

♦ PLASTIC LOOP ATTACHMENT INCLUDED

♦ PRINTED
• With high quality ink
• The process keeps the ink permanently on the tag
• Waterproof

LOOKING FOR MORE DESIGNS?
- Check out my pet tag designs at ebonypaws.com
- ALL designs are also available for luggage tags

FACEBOOK • facebook.com/ebonypawscreative

TWITTER • twitter.com/ebonypaws

INSTAGRAM • instagram.com/ebonypaws

EBONYPAWS.COM

♦ A QUICK NOTE ABOUT CHOOSING BLANK OPTION
It is always best to have me print your info on the backs of the tags. They are printed with high quality ink and a special process that keeps the ink permanently on the tag. However, if you are planing on leaving the back blank so you can fill out your information later - ONLY Sharpie Metallics (Silver, Gold, Bronze) seem to be permanent on these tags. I also have clear stickers available to protect your writing

Because they are handmade the placement varies a little bit

Please remember the colors you see here vary depending on your monitor

All designs are © Ebonypaws Creative


           Comment on The Scandal of Voter Suppression by William John Cox + 16 States Face New Voting Restrictions by Chris Hedges: Many US Citizens Are Currently Denied The Right To Vote Due To State Laws That Disenfranchise Citizens Who Have Been Convicted Of A Felony – Dandelion Salad       Cache   Translate Page      
[…] The Scandal of Voter Suppression by William John Cox + 16 States Face New Voting Restrictions […]
           Comment on Who Voted and Who Couldn’t–Don’t Blame Jill Stein by Drew Robert Winter by Chris Hedges: Many US Citizens Are Currently Denied The Right To Vote Due To State Laws That Disenfranchise Citizens Who Have Been Convicted Of A Felony – Dandelion Salad       Cache   Translate Page      
[…] Who Voted and Who Couldn’t–Don’t Blame Jill Stein by Drew Robert Winter […]
           Comment on Abby Martin and Greg Palast: The Hidden Purging of Millions of Voters by Chris Hedges: Many US Citizens Are Currently Denied The Right To Vote Due To State Laws That Disenfranchise Citizens Who Have Been Convicted Of A Felony – Dandelion Salad       Cache   Translate Page      
[…] Abby Martin and Greg Palast: The Hidden Purging of Millions of Voters […]
          Certified Dietary Manager - Healthcare Services Group - Sheridan, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
Complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities....
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          The 3 Golden Rules Of Texting...      Cache   Translate Page      


 


You're staring at your phone, wondering if you should send that text..

Driving yourself crazy with anxiety..

Will it make her laugh? Is it too boring? Smiley face or winky face?

Those are the wrong questions.

===> Discover the 3 "Golden Rules" of Texting..

My friend Christian Hudson, (the master-texter I told you about yesterday) came up with a super handy 3-step chеcklist to let you know if a text is worth sending or not.

No more uncertainty..

No more wishing you could take it back..

No more asking your buddies what they think..

===> If Your Text Doesn't Do 1 Of These 3 Things, Don't Send It..

Plain and simple.

Follow this guide, and you'll never go wrong or send a "bad text" again.

Jesus  McHone







UnSub_Here
























 

In all countries where the Berne Convention standards apply, copyright is automatic, and need not be obtained through official registration with any government office. Once an idea has been reduced to tangible form, for example by securing it in a fixed medium (such as a drawing, sheet music, pograph, a videotape, or a computer file), the copyright holder is entitled to enforce his or her exclusive rights. However, while registration isn't needed to exercise copyright, in jurisdictions where the laws provide for registration, it serves as prima facie evidence of a valid copyright and enables the copyright holder to seek statutory damages and attorney's fees. (In the US, registering after an infringement only enables one to receive actual damages and lost profits.)
A widely circulated strategy to avoid the cost of copyright registration is referred to as the poor man's copyright. It proposes that the creator send the work to himself in a sealed envelope by registered mail, using the postmark to establish the date. This technique has not been recognized in any published opinions of the United States courts. The United States Copyright Office says the technique is not a substitute for actual registration. The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office discusses the technique and notes that the technique (as well as commercial registries) does not constitute dispositive proof that the work is original or establish who created the work. Fixing The Berne Convention allows member countries to decide whether creative works must be "fixed" to enjoy copyright. Article 2, Section 2 of the Berne Convention states: "It shall be a matter for legislation in the countries of the Union to prescribe that works in general or any specified categories of works shall not be protected unless they have been fixed in some material form." Some countries do not require that a work be produced in a particular form to obtain copyright protection. For instance, Spain, France, and Australia do not require fixation for copyright protection. The United States and Canada, on the other hand, require that most works must be "fixed in a tangible medium of expression" to obtain copyright protection. U.S. law requires that the fixation be stable and permanent enough to be "perceived, reproduced or communicated for a period of more than transitory duration." Similarly, Canadian courts consider fixation to require that the work be "expressed to some extent at least in some material form, capable of identification and having a more or less permanent endurance


          7 First Texts Proven To Get A Good Response      Cache   Translate Page      


 


You're staring at your phone, wondering if you should send that text..

Driving yourself crazy with anxiety..

Will it make her laugh? Is it too boring? Smiley face or winky face?

Those are the wrong questions.

===> Discover the 3 "Golden Rules" of Texting..

My friend Christian Hudson, (the master-texter I told you about yesterday) came up with a super handy 3-step chеcklist to let you know if a text is worth sending or not.

No more uncertainty..

No more wishing you could take it back..

No more asking your buddies what they think..

===> If Your Text Doesn't Do 1 Of These 3 Things, Don't Send It..

Plain and simple.

Follow this guide, and you'll never go wrong or send a "bad text" again.

Jesus  McHone







UnSub_Here
























 

In all countries where the Berne Convention standards apply, copyright is automatic, and need not be obtained through official registration with any government office. Once an idea has been reduced to tangible form, for example by securing it in a fixed medium (such as a drawing, sheet music, pograph, a videotape, or a computer file), the copyright holder is entitled to enforce his or her exclusive rights. However, while registration isn't needed to exercise copyright, in jurisdictions where the laws provide for registration, it serves as prima facie evidence of a valid copyright and enables the copyright holder to seek statutory damages and attorney's fees. (In the US, registering after an infringement only enables one to receive actual damages and lost profits.)
A widely circulated strategy to avoid the cost of copyright registration is referred to as the poor man's copyright. It proposes that the creator send the work to himself in a sealed envelope by registered mail, using the postmark to establish the date. This technique has not been recognized in any published opinions of the United States courts. The United States Copyright Office says the technique is not a substitute for actual registration. The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office discusses the technique and notes that the technique (as well as commercial registries) does not constitute dispositive proof that the work is original or establish who created the work. Fixing The Berne Convention allows member countries to decide whether creative works must be "fixed" to enjoy copyright. Article 2, Section 2 of the Berne Convention states: "It shall be a matter for legislation in the countries of the Union to prescribe that works in general or any specified categories of works shall not be protected unless they have been fixed in some material form." Some countries do not require that a work be produced in a particular form to obtain copyright protection. For instance, Spain, France, and Australia do not require fixation for copyright protection. The United States and Canada, on the other hand, require that most works must be "fixed in a tangible medium of expression" to obtain copyright protection. U.S. law requires that the fixation be stable and permanent enough to be "perceived, reproduced or communicated for a period of more than transitory duration." Similarly, Canadian courts consider fixation to require that the work be "expressed to some extent at least in some material form, capable of identification and having a more or less permanent endurance


          Bullet Points: Hunkered Down Edition      Cache   Translate Page      
It’s been more than a couple of months since I’ve taken on the task of  compiling crime-fiction news bits that don’t necessarily merit posts of their own ... which means I have a lot of information to impart. Fortunately, Seattle is heavily socked in with snow today, so I have little interest in spending much time outside in the cold. Better to snug in with a cup of coffee and my computer keyboard. Let us begin ...

• Lisbeth Salander fans, take note: BookRiot reports that “An unseen investigation by Stieg Larsson, the late journalist and author of the Millennium Trilogy, has come to light and will be revealed in a new true-crime book. Larsson was a leading expert on antidemocratic, right-wing, extremist organizations.” The site goes on to synopsize the plot of the new book, which is due out from AmazonCrossing in October:
On February 28, 1986, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot dead in Stockholm. The crime is still unsolved today. It’s now known that Larsson began his own investigation into the assassination—continuing the search until his own death. In 2014, journalist and documentary filmmaker, Jan Stocklassa gained access to the 20 boxes of Larsson’s research into the case.
To quote from an associated press release:
In The Man Who Played with Fire: Stieg Larsson’s Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin, Stocklassa reveals new facts about the case and reveals the hitherto unknown research of the best-selling author in a fascinating true crime story. For the first time in many years, the police in Sweden have taken active measures to investigate a new suspect in the murder case and are pursuing leads based on the research revealed in Stocklassa’s book.
• What matters most is making money, right? The New Yorker reported recently that Dan Mallory, the book editor turned author who—as “A.J. Finn”—penned last year’s best-selling The Woman in the Window, has made a variety of false assertions regarding his health, his education, and his career achievements. Mallory has since sought to excuse his actions, but his deceptions have left many folks in the publishing industry wary of the author. In The Washington Post, critic Ron Charles wrote: “If James Frey taught us anything with his infamous memoir, it’s that autobiographical claims can collapse into a million little pieces of exaggeration and deception. Mallory’s situation is different, though, if more bizarre. How do we reconsider a work of fiction—or any work of art—when confronted with troubling information about its creator?” Despite all of this controversy, Mallory’s publisher, HarperCollins, says it is holding firm on plans to bring out his sophomore novel in January 2020—a San Francisco-set yarn The New Yorker describes as “a story of revenge … involving a female thriller writer and an interviewer who learns of a dark past.”

Julie Adams, an Iowa-born actress who co-starred opposite an amphibious “Gill man” in the 1954 movie The Creature from the Black Lagoon before going on to a long and prolific TV career, passed away in Los Angeles on February 3 at age 92. Among her many television roles were appearances on Hawaiian Eye, Perry Mason, Darren McGavin’s The Outsider, Ironside, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Ellery Queen, Mannix, Cagney & Lacey, Murder, She Wrote, and Diagnosis: Murder. An interesting tidbit: Adams’ fleeting first marriage was to Leonard B. Stern, a screenwriter and producer responsible for such memorable series as Get Smart, McMillan & Wife, and The Snoop Sisters.

Via Shotsmag Confidential comes news that Karin Slaughter’s 2018 novel, Pieces of Her, will be turned into an eight-episode Netflix series starring Lesli Linka Glatter. “The story,” explains the blog (quoting from a press release), “follows as an adrift young woman’s conception of her mother is forever changed after a Saturday afternoon trip to the mall together suddenly explodes into violence. As figures from her mother’s past start to resurface, she is forced to go on the run and on that journey, begins to piece together the truth of her mother’s previous identity and uncovers secrets of her childhood.”

• With Series 6 of Endeavour scheduled to debut in Great Britain tomorrow, February 10, ITV Magazine—a consumer periodical just launched last month by the show’s principal broadcasting network—has published a rather satisfying article about what viewers can expect from Endeavour’s latest four episodes. Chris Sullivan has posted scans of that piece in his blog, Morse, Lewis and Endeavour. Meanwhile, he has embedded a new morning TV show interview with a bushy-bearded Roger Allam, who plays Detective Chief Inspector Fred Thursday on the program opposite Shaun Evans, starring as Detective Sergeant Endeavour Morse.

From B.V. Lawson’s In Reference to Murder:
USA Network has picked up to series its drama pilot Dare Me, based on Megan Abbott’s 2012 novel of the same name. Set in the world of competitive high school cheerleading, it follows the fraught relationship between two best friends (Herizen Guardiola and Mario Kelly) after a new coach (Willa Fitzgerald) arrives to bring their team to prominence. While the girls’ friendship is put to the test, their young lives are changed forever when a shocking crime rocks their quiet suburban world.
• Lawson also reportsthat “ABC has ordered the drama pilot Stumptown, inspired by the graphic novels published by Oni Press. It follows Dex Parios, a strong, assertive, and unapologetically sharp-witted Army veteran working as a P.I. in Portland, Oregon. With a complicated personal history and only herself to rely on, she solves other people’s messes with a blind eye toward her own.”

• As an unflagging fan of Lou Grant, the 1977-1982 CBS-TV series starring Ed Asner as the sometimes crusty city editor of a fictional Southern California daily newspaper called the Los Angeles Tribune, I was pleased to discover at least the vast majority of that show’s episodes are available for free on YouTube. The picture quality is sometimes less than ideal, but until I drop the dough for Shout! Factory’s DVD releases of all five seasons, it’s probably the best I can expect. If you want to learn more about this drama series—which was a spin-off from The Mary Tyler Moore Show—check out The Canonical Lou Grant Episode Guide. And I’ve added the main title sequences from the first three seasons of Lou Grant to The Rap Sheet’s YouTube page.

• Speaking of vintage shows, The Spy Command alerts me to the fact that La-La Land Records will soon release “Jerry Goldsmith[‘s] music to a mostly forgotten 1975 TV show, Archer.” Wikipedia explains that this is “a limited-edition soundtrack containing the one episode … Goldsmith scored (paired with a re-issue of the score to the film Warning Shot, from newly discovered better elements).” If you, too, have difficulties remembering Archer, let me point out that it was a short-lived NBC mid-season replacement series starred Brian Keith (Family Affair) as L.A. private investigator Lew Archer, the character so masterfully developed over three decades by Ross Macdonald. Keith’ show wasn’t awful, without ever being really good; I much preferred Peter Graves’ portrayal of the same protagonist in an unsuccessful 1974 TV pilot based on one of Macdonald’s later yarns, The Underground Man. And though, as one TV critic observed, Keith was mustered up “weary cynicism” enough to play Archer, he did not seem to respect the source material. In fact, Keith even had visions of moving the series’ setting from the City of Angels to Honolulu! Regardless, I’d like to get my hands on the six episodes of Archer that were originally broadcast, if only for nostalgic reasons. I might even be willing to purchase La-La Land’s presumably high-quality cut of Goldsmith’s Archer theme, if only because the version I have—and which is featured in The Spy Command’s post—is terrible.


(Above) J. Kingston Pierce and Chelsea Cain enjoy a bit of fun at Bouchercon 2011, high above St. Louis’ Gateway Arch.

• I have many fond memories of attending Bouchercon 2011, which took place in St. Louis, Missouri. But one of the few captured on film was my meeting with Portland, Oregon, author Chelsea Cain, who turned out to be personable, downright funny, and nowhere near as dark-spirited a woman as her fiction might suggest. So I was pleased to read that her 2014 novel, One Kick, has been adapted as a 12-part TV series titled Gone, scheduled for broadcast on WGN America, beginning on 9 p.m. ET/PT on Wednesday, February 27. Deadline Hollywood sums up the plot this way: “Gone follows the story of Kit ‘Kick’ Lannigan ([played by] Leven Rambin), survivor of a highly publicized child-abduction case, and 20-year veteran Frank Novak ([Chris]Noth), the FBI agent who rescued her. Years later, he recruits her to join a special task force dedicated to solving abductions and missing-persons cases. Paired with former Army intelligence officer John Bishop (Danny Pino), Lannigan uses her intuitive wit and martial arts skills to solve cases and bring victims home.”

• Yet another Agatha Christie yarn appears due for big-screen treatment, with a possible 2020 release date. The Killing Times reports that UK screenwriter Sarah Phelps (The A.B.C. Murders, Murder by Innocence, And Then There Were None) “has signed up to adapt Christie’s [1961] stand-alone novel, The Pale Horse.”

• Also to be filmed: Stephen King’s Mile 81.

• Ann Cleeves closed out her nine-volume Shetland Islands/Jimmy Perez series with last year’s Wild Fire. Fear not, though, for EuroCrime says she’s “turning her hand to a new series set in Devon.” The first of those new books, introducing Detective Matthew Venn, will be The Long Call, due out from Minotaur in September.

• Two other far-off releases to watch for: Kate Atkinson’s Big Sky (Little, Brown), her fifth novel starring Cambridge private eye Jackson Brodie, is scheduled for publication on both sides of the Atlanticin June; and Anne Perry will inaugurate a brand-new, pre-World War II series, starring “intrepid photographer” Elena Standish, with the September release Death in Focus (Ballantine).

• Before we leave Ann Cleeves too far behind, a reminder should be issued that Series 5 of Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall as Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez, will debut in the UK on BBC One next Tuesday, February 12. There’s no word yet n when those six new episodes will become available to Netflix users in the States.

• Among the digital audio series CrimeReads contributing editor Emily Stein showcases on her list of the “8 True-Crime Podcasts to Listen to in 2019” is The Murder Book, which premiered on January 28, and which Stein says “is the first podcast produced by bestselling crime novelist Michael Connelly.” She continues:
In Season 1, “The Tell Tale Bullet,” Connelly returns to his roots as a crime beat reporter to investigate a real, 30-year-old cold case of a fatal carjacking in Hollywood, and of a murderer who walked free. Connelly promises that every season of Murder Book will end with a crime solved; to get there, he employs a wide array of sources, including court recordings, wiretaps, and interviews with witnesses and detectives.

Complete with hardboiled narration and a jazzy soundtrack,
Murder Book is the perfect podcast both for fans of true crime, and fans of classic noir. It also takes a serious look at the limitations and flaws of our criminal justice system, which leaves the listener with the unavoidable impression that in the past three decades, far too little has changed.
Listen to Connelly’s episodes on the Murder Book Web site or via Apple Podcasts. Full transcripts of each installment are also available on the Web site. New episodes drop every Monday for 10 or 12 weeks.

• One podcast that isn’t mentioned in Stein’s wrap-up is We Never Solved Anything. No, I’d never heard of it either, until its hosts e-mailed me an invitation to listen. As they explain, “It is a funny podcast where we explore a new unsolved mystery theme each week such as serial killers, spontaneous human combustion, and medical mystery stories.” Find the 11 existing episode here.

• Literary Hub’s Emily Temple chooses10 Contemporary ‘Dickensian’ Novels,” including Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch (2013), Sarah Waters’ Fingersmith (2002), and Peter Carey’s The True History of the Kelly Gang (2001).

• “A great teacher is a gift. A great line editor is a miracle,” declares Nick Ripatrazone, a staff writer for The Millions.

• The Winter 2018/2019 edition of Mystery Readers Journal—built around the theme “Mystery in the American South—“is available now as a PDF and will shortly be available in hardcopy …,” writes editor Janet Rudolph. “We had so many articles, author essays, and reviews, that we had to split this themed issue into two.” A list of contents for this new issue, plus info on buying a copy, can be found here.

• I periodically like to revisit episodes from the classic NBC Mystery Movie series Columbo. Knowing whodunit, and sometimes remembering exactly how the rumpled Los Angeles police lieutenant pins the blame, doesn’t spoil the re-watching one iota. Not long ago I came across this piece The Columbophile, revealing which four among the almost 70 episodes of that show were star Peter Falk’s favorites. “It might come as a surprise to fans,” writes the blog’s anonymous editor, “that pivotal episodes ‘Etude in Black’ and ‘Murder by the Book’ don’t feature here—particularly ‘Etude,’ which starred Falk’s BFF John Cassavetes. Instead, all of Falk’s personal favourites come from Seasons 3 or 5, when the show was more firmly established. Notably, three of the four are from Season 5 alone. What does this tell us? Well for one thing it suggests that Falk was at his happiest in the crumpled raincoat once he had a couple of full seasons under his belt.”

• As we prepare for the June release of James Ellroy’s This Storm (Knopf)—book two in his “Second L.A. Quartet” (following 2014’s Perfidia)—Steve Powell, a British student of that author’s work, feels compelled to ask, “is James Ellroy losing his touch?” Writing in his blog, The Venetian Vase, Powell continues: “I’ve decided to broach the subject as the critical response to Ellroy’s last novel Perfidia was mixed, as were the reviews for his novel before that Blood’s a Rover. … I’ve sensed a certain weariness about Ellroy’s recent efforts when I talk with fans of the author. … So Ellroy cannot expect his new novel, This Storm, to be met with universal acclaim as critical opinion has started to shift. In fact, the opposite may be the case. Ellroy may have to win back some critics who are getting cynical about the author’s once unassailable reputation.”

• What a terrific couple of short-story titles, from classic crime-fiction magazines found here and here. On top of that, both of these publications feature cover art by the great Norman Saunders.

• Mystery Tribune chooses the “45 Best Cozy Mystery Novels.”

• New York bookshop proprietor and anthologist Otto Penzler continues to count down what he contends are the “Greatest Crime Films of All-Time.” Most recently he has considered The Ipcress File (1965), The Kennel Murder Case (1933), and The Glass Key (1942). Keep track of this developing series here.

• While we’re on the subject of Penzler, it should be mentioned that he will be partnering with Pegasus Books to launch Scarlet, an imprint “specializing in psychological suspense aimed at female readers.” Publishers Weekly explains: “The new venture has [tapped] Luisa Smith, longtime buying director at Book Passage, a Corte Madera, Ca., bookstore, to be Scarlet editor-in-chief. Nat Sobel, founder of the Nat Sobel Associates literary agency, will act as a consultant to the imprint. Scarlet will launch in winter 2020 with six to eight titles. The Scarlet list will be distributed by W.W. Norton, which also distributes the titles of its parent companies, Penzler Publishing and Pegasus Books.” Although there’s been some grumbling about the name Scarlet being applied to a literary line intended to promote women’s fiction and female authors (shades of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter!), and Penzler’s heated objections to the Mystery Writers of America’s decision to deny Linda Fairstein a Grand Master Award due to her involvement in a 1990 New York City rape-case prosecution left some authors questioning his compassion toward women, I look forward to seeing what Scarlet can contribute to the already rich field of psychological suspense novels.

• A similarly promising venture comes from Polis Books, which has announced the creation of Agora, an imprint designed to “focus on diverse voices, putting out between six and ten books per year.” Chantelle Aimée Osman will serve as the editor of this line, which plans to begin releasing books in the fall of 2019. Read more here.

• I’m not a big social-media user, but over the years I have established a Rap Sheet presence on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Google+. Now it appears that last page is set to vanish forever. I was recently given this warning:
In December 2018, we announced our decision to shut down Google+ for consumers in April 2019 due to low usage and challenges involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers’ expectations. We want to thank you for being part of Google+ and provide next steps, including how to download your photos and other content.

On April 2nd, your Google+ account and any Google+ pages you created will be shut down and we will begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts. Photos and videos from Google+ in your Album Archive and your Google+ pages will also be deleted. You can download and save your content, just make sure to do so before April. Note that photos and videos backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.

The process of deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts, Google+ Pages, and Album Archive will take a few months, and content may remain through this time. For example, users may still see parts of their Google+ account via activity log and some consumer Google+ content may remain visible to G Suite users until consumer Google+ is deleted.
I don’t remember when I signed up for Google+, but I know I only did so because fellow blogger Bill Crider already had. Thankfully, my contributions to The Rap Sheet’s page there have been minimal. I’ll keep updating it for as long as possible, but if you notice that the Google+ link available from the right-hand column of this blog disappears in the next couple of months, you’ll know why.

• In its latest look back at Edgar Award winners of the past, Criminal Element revisits one of my favorite private-eye novels of the past: 1958’s The Eighth Circle, by Stanley Ellin. Sadly, critic Joe Brosnan is too rigid in applying our modern social and sexual sensibilities to a work that was penned more than six decades ago.

• TV fandom is no crazier today than it’s always been. According to this 1959 newspaper report, overenthusiastic followers of the 1958-1964 ABC private-eye series 77 Sunset Strip flocked to the Los Angeles site that stood in for the agency’s offices.

• Finally, here are a few author interviews worth checking out: Jane Harper talks with The New York Times about her new Australia-set crime novel, The Lost Man; Christobel Kent chats with CrimeReads about What We Did; Speaking of Mysteries host Nancie Clare goes one-on-one with H.B. Lyle (The Red Ribbon), Val McDermid (Broken Ground), and James Rollins (Crucible); Ronald H. Balson answers questions from Crimespree Magazine’s Elise Cooper about The Girl from Berlin; and Laura K. Benedict discusses The Stranger Inside with Criminal Element’s John Valeri.

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The Southern landowners still owned the land, and the only thing the black slaves knew how to do was grow cotton and other crops; thus was born the sharecropper system, which managed to keep Southern blacks in bondage for almost 100 years after slavery was abolished. In order to facilitate the sharecropper system, Jim Crow laws were passed to further subjugate the blacks, denying them the right to vote, denying them an equal education, denying them the use of public facilities, etc., etc., etc.

When I hear Southerners bragging about their ancestors, I want to tell them, and sometimes do, that they got where they got climbing on the backs of poor people, and that this does not constitute a glorious past.
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The southern plantation owners who could not function without their slaves. They were afraid the xslaves would create their own wealth and power leaving them as simple paupers. Jim Crow laws were passed specifically for the purpose of curtailing this change in economic and political upheaval.
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Skipper’s Cupboard is producing PAWS 4 PAWS to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The event will raise funds to feed hungry animals and develop public interest and support for community art.

Area artists are asked to donate talent for the event. An entry form can be found on the PAWS 4 PAWS Facebook page. Pictures of two original pieces of art must accompany it. Deadline to enter is February 15. Selected artists will be notified by February 22.

Artists will receive broad public recognition through media outlets and promotional materials as well as opportunity to acquire future commissionable projects at public events.

Skipper’s Cupboard will provide the artists with either a “16” or 36” tall “dog icon” or “bare canvas” for painting. A Nebraska business is manufacturing the realistic, three-dimensional poly-resin “dogs”.

Artists, sponsors, media, and public will greet the “dog pack” to the Valley at a “Cake and Ice Cream Get Acquainted Social” at Weborg 21 Centre on March 14, from 6:30 pm until 8:00pm. While viewing the dogs, artists and sponsors can share creative theme and design ideas.

Thereafter, artists will have two months to paint the dogs. In May, the “painted pack of dogs” will be revealed to the public at a reception” at Weborg 21 Centre. Then for two months, they will tour and make public appearances at festivals and parades, special summer events, ballgames, public buildings, and sponsor locations throughout the area.

PAWS 4 PAWS will culminate in late July with a public auction of the dogs. Throughout this six-month event, artists will receive multiple opportunities to show case their talent while helping Skipper’s Cupboard raise funds to feed hungry animals.

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He strikes her all over her breasts. Juliette screams loudly and thrashes about on the frame. She rolls her head from side-to-side and opens then closes her fingers, screaming all the time. After a while he stops and asks her if she want to talk. Juliette shakes her head, “No”. The man picks up a pair of clothespins and lays them between Juliette’s breasts. He picks up one of the clothespins and shows it to Juliette, snapping the jaws. He asks her if she want to talk because it will be very painful on her nipples. She will not talk. The man plays with one of her nipples and then slides the jaws over Juliette’s nipple and releases them. Juliette screams. The man then applies the other clothespin to Juliette’s other nipple. Juliette writhes and screams. The man now brings the rod over again. Juliette shakes her head and screams even before it hits her chest. The man strikes her often, sometimes rapidly in succession and other times slowly and rhythmically. From time to time he puts his hand on Juliette’s rib cage to hold her still while he uses the rod. Finally, the man stops and Juliette begins to calm down. The man puts a small stool by her head between her arms. He is holding a leather breather gag. Her eyes grow wide with fear when she looks at it. The man puts the breather gag over her arm and slowly removes the harness and ball gags. Juliette cries out, “Please have mercy on me!” The man holds the bulb over her face and says, “Well, Juliette, first you must tell me what you know and then I shall have mercy. What do you say?” Juliette shakes her head and the man holds her nose closed. She opens her mouth to breathe and the man pushes the bladder into her mouth.

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          Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog - Bubsy Kickstarter at 43%, rated "M", and other crap - February 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

So some fun events happening as Bubsy continues to build support in the kickstarter for more features in Bubsy: Paws on Fire (to be released in April).
 
Here are the tweets:



 

In the kickstarter video one viewer was able to translate the binary code shown...
 

 
Also apparently in the initial kickstarter video Bubsy was rated "M" for Mature which sparked a lot of talk for a few days:


 
Apparently the original video was taken down and now the new Bubsy game images are showing "E" for "Everyone".  :P
 
Also last year we saw Bubsy wear pants for the first time, and this year we get to hear Bubsy say a cuss word on twitter, though not a big one...
 


 
I had a fun discussion with the Bubster along the way...
 



 
And here are some other comments about Bubsy as of late, again all of these from Twitter...
 


(A armadillo eating a bobcat?   About like a parakeet eating a hawk but, ok...)

 
And fellow Bubsy Bobcat Blog staff, SpongeFox, sends us a few art pieces as well...
 

 
And a fan mash up for Bubsy which SpongeFox likes to do from time to time...
 

 
So once again an exciting time for Bubsy fans.  The release of Paws on Fire is set for April, but the added excitement of if the kickstart will reach the $25K goal?   Personally I hope so because I want to see my name and the names of other Bubsy fans in the credits of the new game for all eternity.  :D   So we'll see.  
 
And speaking of fans, I completely 100% agree with Johnny Vila when he said:

 
Yep, ready to add Paws on Fire to the line up!  :D
 
More Bubsy news soon.  - Doctor Clu
 
 
 

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This is a great opportunity for starting and growing a career in the restaurant field. Comply with state and federal laws governing safety and food handling....
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          News Weakly - 2/9/19      Cache   Translate Page      
Racism Run Amok
A local "opinion contributor" to the Arizona Central news outlet offered the opinion that an historic photo in a Phoenix restaurant of coal miners was offensive because he thought it looked like they were in blackface and, as we all know, blackface is evil. He was offended and that picture had to come down even after he knew that it was not blackface. Not to be outdone, Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner (apparently an Associate Professor of English at Linfield College in McMinnville, OR) wrote a piece in the New York Times about how that whole Mary Poppins "chimney sweep" "Step in Time" piece was racist because the characters were in blackface ... you know, as chimney sweeps would be.

The first opinion piece was written by an African American. The New York Times piece was a white guy. We'll allow that the African American has a right to be miffed about racist miners covered in coal dust, but doesn't that New York Times writer know that he's part of the problem of racism simply because he's white? Apparently he ain't woke yet. But, seriously, do we really need to dig into the obscure, innocuous stuff to find racism where it isn't? Don't we have enough real racism to deal with? Hey, we can't even agree on the definition of the term. (Current society argues that a minority who hates a white person for being white is not racist because the minority is not in power. A whole new version of "racism.")

Kill 'Em All
Americans live in a republic, not a democracy. We have a representative government, not a one-to-one vote. So our government reflects our people. This is one of the reasons I am so disturbed at the current trend in Democratic candidates for president in 2020. Virginia's new abortion bill allows for abortion "all the way up to 40 weeks" according to its instigator, Kathy Tran. Most Democratic candidates favor the right of women to kill their babies unrestricted. Most states have a "viability" cutoff -- typically about 24 weeks. If science can keep that baby alive outside the womb, it shouldn't be killed. The Democrats support the attempt to kill babies up to and even beyond birth. And the Democratic party would like to mandate via the Women's Health Protection Act that all states be required to invalidate their fetal viability laws in favor of "the pregnant woman's life or health" where "life or health" can be loosely translated as "if she feels okay about it." (After all, it is harmful to her "life or health" if she is sad about having the child, isn't it?)

So we have a significant portion of Americans who would like to kill babies if the mom feels like it. I'm wondering if there is any public servant willing to put out a bill to protect the lives of babies. The logical progression of this "women's choice" issue is looks like "They should be allowed to kill 'em before viability" ... "Oh, they should be allowed to kill 'em before birth" ... "Oh, why not allow them to kill 'em after birth?" ... "Hey, what kind of age limit should we put on this?" People are up in arms over states requiring voters to prove their residency in their state. Less are up in arms over this concept of the non-person human being. Maybe we can erase these kids until they can prove they're persons?

As an aside, the rising tide of "We need to be allowed to kill our babies whenever we want!!!" is really disturbing. The "conservative" Supreme Court struck down provisions that could curb it. While we tend to refer to people who defend abortion as "pro-choice" or "pro-abortion", the public in general and the media in particular refuses to acknowledge that we are "pro-life" and wrongly demands that we are "anti-abortion" like there is something sacred about a woman maintaining a pregnancy or something. The quantity of those who think that murdering babies is no big deal and the fact that they don't realize the "unintended consequences" of such a position makes me deeply concerned for our country. The growing spread of "We have the right to kill them if we want" to more and more places around the world makes me deeply concerned for the world. The number of pro-life people that don't understand what's at stake doesn't ease those concerns. Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus.

The Green New Deal
The darling of the Socialists ... oh, sorry, Democratic Socialists ... Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has released her Green New Deal on the 116th Congress. Things like converting to 100% renewable (not clean) energy within 10 years to prevent losing out on our "last-chance opportunity" of saving the world from human-caused end-of-the-universe global climate change. A lofty goal of "Decarbonizing electricity, transportation, and industry, restoring natural ecosystems, and upgrading buildings and electricity grids within a 10-year timeframe." Eliminate fossil fuels. Refit or rebuild all structures to be eco-friendly. (Still curious ... why solely "renewable" and not "clean"? Odd.) How do we pay for it? (Because, trust me, this is really going to suck someone's pocket book dry.) Tax billionaires at 70%. That ought to do it. Right? (Hint: No.) What should concern you is the popularity of this kind of plan (take the money from the rich and ... well, you too ... to force their social agenda). If "popular" wins votes and votes make laws, we could be in for trouble.

Defining Evil
Breaking news. If you hold to biblical morality, you are evil and need to leave. At least that's what Richard Cohen of the Washington Post believes. Follow the Bible? You're the purest form of bigotry. Blaming biblical morality for the murder of Matthew Shepard and the attack on Jussie Smollett and the like, he made it clear that those with a biblical worldview are not welcome here. Starting with the Pences. You think the top three in Virginia's government are bad? They don't even hold a candle the evil that is Christianity. You think you have the right moral code just because you believe God's instructions? Think again. Genuine good is only defined by the elitists of modern society. They know what's right. On what basis? Well ... because they know. Come on! You have to see that!

Just 10 People
God has issued a stunning statement that if they can find just 10 Democrats in Virginia who haven't worn blackface or a KKK costume or harbored racist thoughts, He will spare the state.

Must be true; I read it on the Internet
          Fiddlin' and Diddlin' Celtics Daily Links 2/9/19      Cache   Translate Page      
 

Herald Celtics not in hurry to sign a buyout player

Sunday NBA notebook: Celtics may have made the best move for themselves

Globe Celtics have options with extra roster opening

These players could interest the Celtics on buyout market

Celtics Green Preview: Clippers (30-26) at Celtics (35-20) Game #56 2/9/19

CelticsBlog With the buyout market developing, who are the best candidates for the Celtics’ open roster spot?

Jeff Goodman ranks the East following active NBA trade deadline - The Garden Report

Lex Nihil Novi C’s weren’t built in a day

CLNS Media Manipulation or Motivation? Why Kyrie Irving May Be Upset with the Media

Celtics .com 2/9 Game Preview: Clippers at Celtics

NBC Sports Boston The NBA’s post-deadline pecking order in the East

NESN Danny Ainge Uses Great Analogy To Explain Kyrie Irving’s Celtics Status

Marcus Morris Discusses Possibility Of Twin Brother Joining Celtics

NBA Rumors: This Tactical Change Vs. Lakers Made Some Celtics ‘Very Upset’

Which NBA Buyout Candidates Might Make Sense For Celtics To Pursue?

The Athletic Now Danny Ainge gets his shot. Can he work his trade magic once again?

Hardwood Houdini Marcus Smart is turning into a sharpshooter for the Boston Celtics

Chowder and Champions Boston Celtics: Jaylen Brown continues sturdy play off bench

Boston Celtics: 5 buyout targets who can help team reach NBA Finals

Boston Sports Journal NBA Notebook: What type of competition do the Celtics have in the buyout market?

Bleacher Report NBA Trade Rumors: Breaking Down Post-2019 Deadline Buzz and More

Concord Monitor O’Sullivan: No trade for Davis at deadline puts Boston in win-win situation

Newburyport News Celtics quietness at trade deadline shouldn’t cause much concern for this year

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SL Trib Some NBA talent finally moved from West to East in this year’s trade deadline — but it might just be a temporary reprieve

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247 Sports Tony Bennett shares hilarious rivalry with Brad Stevens

Bleacher Report Anthony Davis Didn’t Play 4th Quarter vs. T-Wolves Due to Minutes Restriction

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L2M report says Tyson Chandler fouled Kyrie Irving before Rajon Rondo’s game-winner

Lakers Nation Celtics’ Kyrie Irving Praises Brandon Ingram, Lakers’ Defense For ‘Closing Down The Lane’

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          Erekat calls Arab normalization with Israel a "stab in the back" for Palestinians. (Get used to it.)      Cache   Translate Page      


Once again the Arab League met and offered platitudes of support for Palestinians.

The Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the PLO, Saeb Erekat, spoke there are railed against the normalization of relations between Arab nations and Israel.

Erekat said that the prerequisites for any relations with Israel are "when Israel withdraws from the occupied Arab territories and ends its occupation, including East Jerusalem, the occupied Arab Golan, the rest of Lebanese territory and solves the refugee issue."

Which is pretty much full Israeli surrender.

He said, "normalization with the occupation authority is a stab in the Palestinian blood and a reward for the occupation authority, which practices terrorism of all kinds against our people, in addition to field executions, colonial settlement and arrests and closure."

Erekat added: "We hope that no Arab-Israeli meetings will be held on the sidelines of the upcoming Warsaw Conference. What President Trump's administration wants is to change the Arab peace initiative and to reward Israel with normalization. This is totally unacceptable. We hope that our Arab brothers will speak the language of interests. 3 resolutions issued by previous Arab summits, namely, Amman, Baghdad and Cairo, stipulated that the Arab countries sever their relations with any state that recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transfers its embassies to it and what is required to implement it."

Of course, all of these Arab resolutions are roundly ignored by the Arab world. Not one Arab country, as far as I know, has severed relations with any country that recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. And, remember, Russia does as well, at least part of Jerusalem.

The Arab League will talk a good game of support for Palestinian aspirations but in reality they are sick of the issue, sick of the Fatah/Hamas split and sick of the Palestinians refusing all Israeli initiatives for peace. They still cannot say this quite so publicly but op-eds in official Arab media are starting to change their tune from being gung-ho pro-Palestinian.

Erekat better get used to being stabbed in the back.




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          The Luxury of Accessible Design      Cache   Translate Page      
The Luxury of Accessible Design kcarsella Fri, 02/08/2019 - 09:46
Despite the passage of legislation to make home design more accessible to residents with disabilities decades ago, building investigation testers find 

Despite the passage of legislation to make homes more accessible to residents with disabilities decades ago, building investigation testers find "mixed" compliance in expensive New York City markets.

Accessibility testing in New York City has prompted federal prosecutors to bring cases against a "who’s who of New York City developers," such as the Durst Organization, Equity Residential, Glenwood Management, Related Companies, and TF Cornerstone. In most cases, settlements include developer promises to improve units and pay fines, and in other settlements, court-ordered complete retrofitting of occupied buildings have been required. Fred Freiberg, executive director of nonprofit Fair Housing Justice Center which leads building investigations with testers tells The New York Times that accessibility still has a long way to go in NYC, “Compliance is more the exception than the rule."

Developers say the laws are outdated, confusing and overly broad. But while they may not always be installing bedroom doors that are wide enough or easy-to-reach electrical outlets, their high-rises often are nonetheless informed by accessibility design.

The open kitchens, stall showers and spacious baths found in so many pricey new towers often have accessibility laws to thank for their existence. “The requirements, in a way, create more luxurious spaces,” said Brett Harris, a founding principal of AKI, a developer of Queens rentals. “The idea has been to use them to our advantage.”

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          DevOps Engineer - Docker - AWS - Kubernetes - Microservices      Cache   Translate Page      
NY-New York City, *Remote role Based just outside of the Nation's Capital, we are a young, rapidly growing company specializing in IT Security technologies. We're looking to hire a DevOps Engineer who can come in and hit the ground running, with a track record of building and shipping reliable and maintainable software and supporting deployed cloud security platforms and solutions. If this sounds like you, read on!
          Small Engine Mechanic - Ajac'sEquipment (1982) Inc - Nanaimo, BC      Cache   Translate Page      
Successful candidate must have some experience in small engine repairs, lawn tractors, chainsaws etc. Must be able to to self motivate and organize repairs in... $15 an hour
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          Truck Driver - Coastal Chemical Company, a Brenntag Company - Gillette, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
Obey traffic laws &amp; hours of service rules per DOT. Salary commensurate with experience. Work and think safety 1st....
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          Comment on Photo: Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv’s Certificate Of Exemption From The IDF Circa 1948 Is Up For Auction by Torah is true      Cache   Translate Page      
So many untruths Many of the grands & great grands of R. Elyashuv have exemptions from IDF, laws have not changed much for those who Torah learning is thier parnassah.
          Gun-seizure laws grow in popularity since Parkland shooting      Cache   Translate Page      
In the year since the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, more and more states have passed laws making it easier to take guns away from people who may be suicidal or bent on violence against others, and courts are issuing an unprecedented number of seizure orders across the country. Supporters say these "red flag" laws are among the most promising tools to reduce the nearly 40,000 suicides and homicides by firearm each year in the U.S. Gun advocates, though, say such measures undermine their constitutional rights and can result in people being stripped of their weapons on false or vindictive accusations.
          Editorial: California’s tough gun laws to face US Supreme Court test - San Francisco Chronicle      Cache   Translate Page      
Editorial: California’s tough gun laws to face US Supreme Court test  San Francisco Chronicle

California is seriously tough on gun safety, piling up 109 state restrictions and rules over the decades. Gov. Gavin Newsom came to office proclaiming he'll ...


          1870s Antique Dinnerware Set, 6 Victorian Brown Westhead Moore and Co BWM&C plate set by CabArtVintage      Cache   Translate Page      

450.00 USD

Here is a Fabulous and RARE Antique Victorian English Blue Aesthetic Transferware Dinnerware set from BROWN WESTHEAD MOORE & Co circa 1870
It is exceptional to find six matching plates from this long ago and with this highly unusual border with a French Theme
These plates were made in England for a famous French retailer .

Six Fantastic 9" ( 23 cm ) antique Dinner plates in a blue pattern called Rose and Ivy .

3 Backstamps :
The registration diamond.
During the period 1842-1883 the British Patent Office issued a diamond mark along with the registration number when a design was registered.
As well as showing that the design had been registered, diamond mark offered the buyer the reassurance of knowing an item was of British design. It also assured the person registering the design a degree of protection from copying. The protection was dependent on the type of material and the class in which the product was placed.
The centre of registration diamond is occupied by the abbreviation Rd signifying that this is a Patent Office mark standing for Registered Design.

The second stamp is the manufacter : 1 Egraved stamp BROWN-WESTHEAD, MOORE & CO
and one blue stamp
Manufacturers of high grade earthenware and porcelain located in Cauldon Place Hanley England

BWM& Co exported items via foreign retailers, and then put their stamp on them as well

The other stamp is the name of the French Retailer : Grand Depot Porcelaine et Faience rue Drouot Paris


Condition :
Perfect antique condition !! ( 150 years old !!! ) on plate has the back that begins to brown with age, but nothing wrong
The decoration is very crisp and bright . No chips , no cracks !!!

The engraved letter at the right hand corner of the diamond mark is X and H which would allow to date the plates from 1868 and 1869 :
http://www.thepotteries.org/mark/reg.htm#1868

I have the large matching platter in my shop !!


To continue shopping in our main shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CabArtVintage


All my items are vintage or Antique which are used or aged so my items are sold "AS IS ". My pictures and my description aren't doctored to hide flaws so please use photos as part of the description. My items have been loved through the years and most likely will show such. . I do my very best to list the condition of my items as well as show pictures.

Sorry for my english ;)))) looking at photos is better to understand my poor english ;)

Each Item will be very carefully protected , very carefully packed and shipped in 2 or 3 business days .
This item will be send all over the world with number tracking and signature on delivery to add security

Payment is accepted via PAYPAL, or CREDIT CARD


Customer satisfaction is very, very important for me and I answer to any questions :)


Thank you so much for visiting my shop , et un petit bonjour de France ;)


          XXL Vintage Lourdes Protect My Familly oversized wooden rosary. Religious Chaplet by CabArtVintage      Cache   Translate Page      

54.00 USD

Here is a great large Lourdes wooden Rosary with hand carved wooden beads and crucifix on the bottom. Rosaries this size about 45 inches ( 114 cm ) are usually called a "Nun's Rosary".
The crucifix is engraved in French : MARY, OUR LADY FROM LOURDES I GIVE YOU MY FAMILLY ( Protect my familly )

Condition:
This lovely piece is in good antique condition although there are signs of age.

Measurements:
This rosary is approximately 45 inches in length ( 114 cm ) when hanging. The crucifix is 3.5 inches in length ( 9.5 cm)

To continue shopping in our main shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CabArtVintage


All my items are vintage or Antique which are used or aged so my items are sold "AS IS ". My pictures and my description aren't doctored to hide flaws so please use photos as part of the description. My items have been loved through the years and most likely will show such. . I do my very best to list the condition of my items as well as show pictures.

Sorry for my english ;)))) looking at photos is better to understand my poor english ;)

Each Item will be very carefully protected , very carefully packed and shipped in 1 or 2 business days .
This item will be send all over the world with number tracking .

Payment is accepted via PAYPAL, or CREDIT CARD


Customer satisfaction is very, very important for me and I answer to any questions :)


Thank you so much for visiting my shop , et un petit bonjour de France ;)


          XXL Vintage Lourdes Protect My Familly oversized wooden rosary. Religious Chaplet by CabArtVintage      Cache   Translate Page      

48.00 USD

Here is a great large Lourdes wooden Rosary with hand carved wooden beads and crucifix on the bottom. Rosaries this size about 40 inches ( 102 cm ) are usually called a "Nun's Rosary".
The crucifix is engraved in French : MARY OUR LADY FROM LOURDES I GIVE YOU MY FAMILLY ( Protect my familly )

Condition:
This lovely piece is in good antique condition although there are signs of age, ( one bead was burned with a candle !! please see photo number 6 ) needs a good cleaning !!

Measurements:
This rosary is approximately 40 inches in length ( 102 cm ) when hanging. The crucifix is 3.5 inches in length ( 9.5 cm)

To continue shopping in our main shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CabArtVintage


All my items are vintage or Antique which are used or aged so my items are sold "AS IS ". My pictures and my description aren't doctored to hide flaws so please use photos as part of the description. My items have been loved through the years and most likely will show such. . I do my very best to list the condition of my items as well as show pictures.

Sorry for my english ;)))) looking at photos is better to understand my poor english ;)

Each Item will be very carefully protected , very carefully packed and shipped in 3 or 4 business days .This item will be send all over the world with number tracking .

Payment is accepted via PAYPAL, or CREDIT CARD


Customer satisfaction is very, very important for me and I answer to any questions :)


Thank you so much for visiting my shop , et un petit bonjour de France ;)


          Vintage Snow Shoes. Ski decor. Chalet decor . Ski lodge and cabin wall hanging decor by CabArtVintage      Cache   Translate Page      

135.00 USD

Here is a vintage pair of snow shoes made in Canada by Canadian Lacrosse Mfg. 110A
Animal hide body with aluminum frame and leather shoe straps.
These snowshoes could be used as intended or would make a great addition to your Mountain cabin, ski lodge, farmhouse, Christmas or fixer upper decor.

Condition :
Good vintage condtion with wear appropriate to age ( please see photo number

Measurements :
30 inches ( 76 cm ) long x 10 inches ( 25.5 cm ) at the largest part


To continue shopping in our main shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CabArtVintage


All my items are vintage or Antique which are used or aged so my items are sold "AS IS ". My pictures and my description aren't doctored to hide flaws so please use photos as part of the description. My items have been loved through the years and most likely will show such. . I do my very best to list the condition of my items as well as show pictures.

Sorry for my english ;)))) looking at photos is better to understand my poor english ;)

Each Item will be very carefully protected , very carefully packed and shipped in 3 or 4 business days .This item will be send all over the world with number tracking .

Payment is accepted via PAYPAL, or CREDIT CARD


Customer satisfaction is very, very important for me and I answer to any questions :)


Thank you so much for visiting my shop , et un petit bonjour de France ;)


          Substitute Custodian - Sheridan County School Disctrict 2 - Sheridan, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
Comply with local laws and procedures for the storage and disposal of trash, rubbish, and waste. Must demonstrate ability to recognize and maintain a clean...
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          Comment on More than 1,000 New California Laws Take Effect in 2019 by H D      Cache   Translate Page      
Henry hit the nail on the head ... there no way in hell could you are I keep up with 23,000 pages of laws , sounds like the kings man laws but just for us all not the high uppers
          Human Trafficking of a Vulnerable Adult in Utah      Cache   Translate Page      

Utah Human Trafficking laws up for amendments involving a vulnerable adult may cause legal trouble to those who are caring for a friend with mental illness or addiction. The Utah Human Trafficking laws are meant to catch and prosecute those who are practicing a modern version of slavery, but it can be misapplied to something […]

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          Marketing + Communications Director - PAWS Chicago - Chicago, IL      Cache   Translate Page      
Be a great copywriter yourself and an arbiter of best practices in grammar, messaging, writing and style. Marketing + Communications Director....
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          Black and White Straw Wreath - Large Bird Toy - Shredding toy - Macaw Toy - Silly Sid Straw Wreath - Cockatoo Toy - Parrot Toy by MichellesVarietyShop      Cache   Translate Page      

17.99 USD

Lots of shredding fun with 400- 4" (approx) straw pieces strung on 3' ss wire. NO quick link,if your like me you have a lot laying around from old toys,why pay any extra for something you don't need. A great toy for plucking birds. Approx. 15" x 15". Straws are made in the USA!!!

Looking for more large bird toys? Check out our large bird toy section:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MichellesVarietyShop?section_id=6121522

Spend $75.00 on bird toys, after your items are in your cart convo us and we will pay the shipping.


          Shift Leader - Bob Evans Restaurants - Wapakoneta, OH      Cache   Translate Page      
(All state and federal labor laws apply). Use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. At least 19 years of age....
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          Offer - Mayoral Candidate Millie Finch Wants Fair Oaks in Order To The Dogs - Rostov-on-Don      Cache   Translate Page      
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          PCSO SUERTRES LOTTO FEBRUARY 10, 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
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          PCSO EZ2 LOTTO FEBRUARY 10, 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
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          AP Top News at 12:48 a.m. EST      Cache   Translate Page      

Trump’s Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals Virginia lieutenant governor wants accusations investigated Black Virginia voters feel betrayed, left in no-win scenario Warren makes presidential bid official with call for change Snowstorm buries Pacific Northwest, with more on the way Pelosi shows pragmatic streak in pursuit of border deal Gun-seizure laws grow ...

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          CU Boulder professor finds flaws in data supporting rules on female athletes      Cache   Translate Page      
New research from a University of Colorado scientist argues that the data used to support new regulations requiring some female athletes to medically lower their testosterone is "fatally flawed.
          Flower power play by Duchess of Cambridge      Cache   Translate Page      

The Duchess' design will include a high platform tree house, clad in stag horn oak that 'draws inspiration from a bird or animal nest'.
          Childs leads BYU over Pacific 69-59      Cache   Translate Page      

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lift Brigham Young to a 69-59 win over Pacific on Saturday night. Connor Harding had 13 points for Brigham Young (16-10, 8-3 West Coast Conference). TJ Haws added seven assists. Roberto Gallinat had 15 points for the Tigers (13-13, 3-8). Anthony Townes […]
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          Liverpool regain Premier League top spot      Cache   Translate Page      

Liverpool regained top spot in the Premier League by getting back to winning ways as goals from Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday. Back-to-back draws against Leicester and West Ham had seen Jurgen Klopp’s men usurped by Manchester City on goal difference in midweek. But […]

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          Will The Graphic Novel Adaption Of Richard Wagner's 'The Ring Of The Nibelung' Live Up To The Expectations?      Cache   Translate Page      
Siegfried's Death, from the cycle The Ring of the Nibelung, by Wilhelm Ernst Ferdinand Franz Hauschild (1827-1887). Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen, Germany. 

I visited the German town of Bayreuth a couple of years ago, for the same reason that thousands of others have done for over a century—the music of Richard Wagner. This is a difficult thing to admit because the composer (1813–1883) has always attracted admirers and detractors in equal measure, his life-affirming music jostling for attention alongside his racism and antisemitism. What everyone can agree upon, presumably, is that Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), his cycle of four epic music dramas, is the biggest challenge for any opera company or listener.

Wagner’s Ring, which is what the four-headed beast is most commonly referred to, took him over a quarter of a century to create. Its four parts — Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold), Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), Siegfried and Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods) — were inspired by the epic poem Der Nibelunge Liet written by an anonymous poet around 1200, and continue to amaze, inspire and infuriate those who choose to grapple with it.

As with anything so monumental, there have been all kinds of treatments, adaptations and readings, inspired or influenced by the original. There have been condensed orchestral versions, as well as satirical takes for stage and film. It takes a brave artist to attempt a graphic version of The Ring Cycle and Philip Craig Russell has always displayed that particular virtue. This month saw the publication of his 448-page

The Ring Of The Nibelung series for the first time in a collected trade paperback edition. It made me very happy because the 2002 hardcover edition of his Eisner Award-winning series had long been out of print, with only second hand copies available at ridiculous prices.

There are a number of reasons why this graphic novel deserves to be called an epic, starting with the story of the ‘Ring’ itself. It is a complicated, convoluted tale that draws from myth, folk tales and Wagner’s personal belief systems to become a potent mix that, like all great art, will always be open to interpretation.

It opens with maidens in the river Rhine who have been tasked with protecting gold of great power. That precious hoard is stolen by a dwarf named Alberich and forged into a magic ring that enables the wearer to rule everything. All comparisons with Tolkien end at this point because the ring is stolen by Wotan, chief of the Gods (also called Voton, the All-Father). He, in turn, is forced to hand it over to two giants as payment for the building of Valhalla, a suitable home for the gods. One of the giants is eventually killed by Voton’s grandson Siegfried, who is mortal and will inadvertently destroy the world. This is when Brünnhilde, a Valkyrie or female Norse warrior, who also happens to be Voton’s daughter, comes into the picture. She falls in love with Siegfried but is condemned for saving his father’s life. She then gets the ring and returns it to the Rhine maidens, before killing herself on her lover’s pyre. Valhalla is destroyed, along with the gods, and the opera closes with the Rhine flowing calmly again. With sub-plots, unexpected twists, and a host of major and minor characters, it really is the sort of tale begging for a CGI-enhanced four-film blockbuster helmed by Peter Jackson (who directed The Lord of The Rings series).

Siegmund and Sieglinde, scene from The Valkyrie, from The Ring of the Nibelung by Richard Wagner, illustration from the weekly Rivista Illustrata (Illustrated Magazine), No 227, May 6, 1883.

As an opera — or ‘music drama’ as Wagner preferred to call it — this is not for the fainthearted. It traditionally occurs over four nights and has been known to stretch for almost 16 hours depending upon who the conductor is. I approached it with trepidation only in my late twenties, starting with a translation of the epic poem, graduating to Wagner’s libretto, immersing myself in reams of academic criticism, before feeling confident enough to listen to the Ring Cycle itself. The standard waiting list for tickets to the Bayreuth Festival is around 10 years, so I had to be satisfied with a walk around the famous Festspielhaus and recordings on DVD.

I mention this because it is only by understanding how overwhelming the work is that one can appreciate Craig Russell’s interpretation. He has long been more qualified to do this than most other artists working in the medium, given the history of opera adaptations in his portfolio. The list includes Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Richard Strauss’s Salome, and Wagner’s Parsifal, all of which must have engendered their own challenges before spurring Russell towards the Ring Cycle. The art is his, but the book employs a translation of Wagner’s libretto by Patrick Mason, and colour by the legendary Lovern Kindzierski.

In all honesty, it shouldn’t work. The Ring Cycle is such a masterful blend of music, drama and visual spectacle that a comic book adaptation cannot help but be underwhelming. Wagner himself was routinely disappointed by any attempt at staging it, even though his Festspielhaus was built specifically for that reason. Advances in technology now make every Ring Cycle on stage more compelling than the last one, and yet, Russell succeeds by tapping into a crucial aspect — the story itself. Valkyrie on horses silhouetted against blood-red skies, swords that clash and shatter within wide expanses of white, the retro hues of Valhalla — they all appear in ways impossible to emulate on stage. It’s almost as if Wagner knew how well his libretto would work when placed alongside comics about superheroes and supervillains.

It must be said that this is not the first graphic interpretation. The writer Roy Thomas and illustrator Gil Kane published their own four-issue version in the late 1980s, which edited the libretto down to its bare bones and focused more on bosoms than the powerful myth about death and resurrection. In 2007, the French cartoonist Alex Alice published a trilogy called Siegfried, which referenced the opera only tangentially, emphasizing awe-inspiring art at the expense of the story.

Russell’s expertise reveals itself in his understanding of a key Wagnerian element: the leitmotif. The word refers to Wagner’s usage of clues in the form of melodic fragments associated with specific characters or events. These gradually accumulate meaning with every recurrence. He cleverly replicates the essence of these individual themes, sometimes using sparse panels to emphasise the appearance of the ring, or relying on repetitive visual clues to create a visual map for readers unfamiliar with the music. Where Wagner created threads that run parallel to each other by combining and contrasting these motifs, Russell’s art sometimes carries on independently of the dialogue.

In all honesty, it shouldn’t work. The Ring Cycle is such a masterful blend of music, drama and visual spectacle that a comic book adaptation cannot help but be underwhelming.

It is impossible to review any work by Wagner without acknowledging his antisemitism. This becomes more imperative while considering the Ring Cycle because the composer published his most virulent attack on Judaism just a few months before embarking upon a prose sketch for Siegfried. To separate the man from his art is a cop-out because it condones so much that ought to be dragged into the light and shamed. It must be said, however, that the Ring Cycle in particular has always been a vessel for all kinds of contradictory views. While George Bernard Shaw saw it as a critique of capitalism, Thomas Mann assumed it was a socialist work, and Hitler famously had his own ideas of what it was meant to convey.

Russell’s work avoids the most common criticism about The Ring Cycle, specifically its depiction of the dwarf blacksmith Mime, brother of Alberich. The composer Gustav Mahler saw Mime as a stereotype and a figure of intentional ridicule, an assessment the critic TW Adorno concurred with. Russell, wisely or inadvertently, eschews extraneous comments or political statements and sticks to the work’s more blatantly cinematic elements of romance, tragedy, lust, and betrayal.

According to official reports, Bayreuth is home to a little over 70,000 residents today. It continues to attract tourists for Wagner alone, and one can safely assume this will be the norm a century from now as well. I like to believe our collective relationship with the composer and his music will evolve, the way it did for Friedrich Nietzsche, who started out as an admirer but came to see the Bayreuth Festival as a symptom of societal decay.

An epic, like any work of art, must initiate questions. The act of questioning becomes easier through adaptations and reinterpretations. If the answers call for a dismantling of heroes and a reevaluation of our cultural icons, Russell’s graphic novel is already part of a worthy tradition. I’m just glad it’s finally affordable.


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          When Britain leaves the European Union      Cache   Translate Page      
by Victor Cherubim

A No Deal Brexit is on the cards. But not everyone is ready for it. Many believe it is no longer a remote possibility. The implications of leaving the EU without an agreement has always been contemplated, contingency planning has started late, but it does exist.


If you really known Britain, you will understand that nothing has come to Britain without prior thought and planning, but it is most often under the radar, without much ado or boast.

If Britain leaves the EU without ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration, trade between the two would revert to rules under the WTO (World Trade Organisation Rules).

The flow of goods and services would most likely slow down. In some cases, goods may be blocked, perhaps denting business and consumer confidence and in worst case scenario, slowing down economic growth.

But, Britain is accustomed to varying rates of growth over years, if not decades. Contingency measures have been in place all along. They could well be activated at short notice.

What are the Contingency Arrangements?

Businesses have been factoring contingency arrangements in their pricing calculations, over months. In normal times, this process is called Risk Assessment. They prioritise the potential risks which are most significant, or most likely. Markets always discount bad news well ahead of time.

There are four areas of risk and they are:
1. Contractual Risk
2. Employment Risk
3. Data Availability and Access Risk
4. Intellectual Property Risks.

Contractual Risk is very likely to be a priority issue in business dealings with the EU. As Britain has been over 40 years accustomed to European Union Law, longstanding contracts would unlikely have taken account of a Brexit eventuality or a possibility. The pricing of goods and services and the obligations on delivery schedules may still apply. It is no comfort for a business in Bremen to be told that deliveries may be delayed through no fault of the supply chain, but frustrated by “force majeure”.
In simple language, contract performance is beyond the ambit of business decisions, legal minds and Courts will have to be resourced, causing disputes, unavoidable expense and business frustration. Cross border dispute resolution will become more complicated.

Employment Risk will have also been taken into consideration in contingency planning. A No Deal Brexit might put thousands of UK jobs at risk, the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) has warned, with GDP shrinking by up to 8%,particularly noticeable in the Car industry. Besides, farmers warn they could be hit by a six month export ban to the EU.

Contingency Measures not explained

Nobody has ever mentioned, how much Paris and Frankfort have enticed British businesses to move to their countries, with inducements hidden “under the carpet.” British business also wanted to move abroad to get cheaper labour to be more competitive and Brexit was a blessing in disguise.

Among the Contingency measures, we are not told about, are how the Bank of England will inject liquidity into the banking system and establish swap lines with other Central Banks for the rights of UK and EU citizens to remain protected.

Air transport contingency will probably operate unhindered and lorries and rail continuing to “mask” and transport goods and people, on a pre-ordained plan.

Both the UK and the EU have said they will activate some, if not all of these contingency measures in case of a “No Deal Brexit.”

Data Risk is also likely to be a heartache, if not a headache for business. Once UK leaves the EU without a deal from the EU, UK will become a third country and transfers of personal data from EU to UK could be restricted. UK will have to obtain “Adequacy Decision” from EU which would allow the free flow of personal data from EU to UK. This exchange of Data is the lifeblood of business.

But, in today’s world the right to restrict and manage effective data flow and comply with regulations like GDPR, are already in place. HM Government Paper “The Exchange and Protection of Personal Data” is already coded. Besides, supported technologies like Manta Flow already crunches programming Code, safeguarding shared interests and values.
Should anyone doubt that Data Flows are important for both the UK and EU economies? Restriction on Cross border Data Flows could harm both economies?

Intellectual Property Rights may well be restricted. Intense regulation is a constant in IP rights. The owners of most EU IP rights will however not lose protection when the UK leaves the EU. Businesses will file for both UK and EU regulations with UK giving EU applicants a nine month grace period.

Last but not the least are Contingency Plans for the movement of People across EU borders. The Chapter in the Withdrawal Agreement on Citizens Rights will not take effect and there will be no Transition Period. British citizens residing across the EU will have to regularise their Immigration Status under the domestic Immigration laws of the country in which they are residing. Each EU country has its own rules, thus it could get complicated.

Of course business confidence has hit a 10 year low in Britain. But we live in a world full of uncertainty. We have managed to live despite all this turbulence. Business are poised to prioritise cutting costs and boosting cash flow with defensive balance sheet strategies. People have also psychologically accepted a “No Deal Brexit” as a possibility and are making plans to adjust to reality.

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I feel two strong ways about this. On one hand I do feel that the antiquated laws which are applied to topless women versus topless men are of no use to a modern society. Here in America, We are hardly the puritans we once were, despite the closed-mindedness demonstrates by most of our society. We need to stop shaming women for having breasts and covering them up while men can walk around unfettered. That is discrimination, no matter how those puritanical lawyers and judges feel about it. All they are doing is showing their bias. My other feeling is that the person in the story WAS trying to assert her male privilege while presenting as female. Which is why I see so many transwomen being critical of crossdressers. They resent the fact that CDs maintain some level of male privilege, and can assert it at Will, while transwomen willingly give it up to enter the unprivileged ranks of womenhood. And it is not a mere assumption that women as a whole, including transwomen, would prefer that women could also assert a similar level of privilege. The “problem” being that once both genders are on equal footing, it’s no longer privilege, it is birthright. Although, Once it is birthright, antiquated laws as mentioned above are no longer valid as what’s good for one is good for all. It’s just no surprise that men fight tooth and nail to keep women just a few steps behind and below men in the male dominated hierarchy of society. Ever & Always, Cadence
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          Mental Health and Mitzvot: A Source Sheet      Cache   Translate Page      
Yes, I know I haven't posted here in forever. It's not for lack of things to say...

In any case: I'm scheduled to give a shiur this Monday evening on "Mental Health and Mitzvot". Specifically, I expect to look at four ways in which halachah addresses mental illness as a reason for exemption from the Torah's obligations. Because I'm including some material which people may not be familiar with, I thought I would post the source sheet here, for those who still frequent these cobwebbed webpages. I expect to post a recording of the shiur on YUTorah.org.


Cases
(1)   Susan, age 14, is undergoing nutritional rehabilitative therapy for life-threatening anorexia; her treatment team helps her develop healthy eating habits through regular meals, while she works on her underlying emotional issues. Yom Kippur is coming; must Susan fast?
(2)   David, age 55, has been in counseling for 30 years for anxiety attributed to lifelong emotional abuse by his father. The abuse was largely verbal, through criticism and insults, from early childhood through the present. David’s father passes away; is David obligated to sit shivah?
(3)   Samantha, age 25, is hospitalized with schizophrenia; her doctors believe that her delusions place her at risk of self-harm. Is Samantha’s family obligated to arrange kosher food for Samantha?
(4)   Avraham, age 18, experiences severe OCD, with a particular manifestation in the area of prayer. He cannot complete key lines, like the Shema, without hesitation and repetition which drag on for more than an hour at a time. During the treatment process, Avraham’s psychologist would like to try ERP, instructing Avraham to recite prayers just one time, even if the pronunciation or level of concentration are halachically inappropriate, and keep going. Is this acceptable?

Argument 1 for Overriding Halachic Imperatives: Halachah Endangers Health
1.   Talmud, Taanit 22b; Rashi’s commentary
יחיד שנרדף מפני נכרים או מפני לסטין ומפני רוח רעה על כולן יחיד רשאי לסגף את עצמו בתענית
מפני רוח רעה - שנכנס בו רוח שידה, ורץ והולך, ושמא יטבע בנהר או יפול וימות.
If someone is pursued by non-Jews, bandits or ruach raah, for any of these someone [else] may cause himself suffering by fasting [on Shabbat].
Rashi: The spirit of a sheid enters him, and he runs about; [one prays] lest he drown in a river or fall to his death.

2.   Rabbi Moshe Feinstein (20th century USA), Igrot Moshe Yoreh Deah 2:59
אולי יש לדון מצד מחלתו אם יאמרו הרופאים שיש בזה ענין פקוח נפש, כגון דעלול מזה להרוג את עצמו באם יהיה לו איזה צער, או דיעבור על דברים שאסורים גם בדיני המדינה ולא ישמע להפאליס ויריב עמם עד שיבא מזה שיהרגוהו, או שיאמרו דעצם המחלה היא סכנה שבאה לו מקלקול שבמוחו וא"א לרפאותו אלא במקום ההוא
Perhaps there is room to debate regarding his illness: If doctors were to identify a life-saving issue, such as that he might respond to pain with suicide, or that he might violate civil law, not listen to the police, and resist such that they might kill him, or that the illness itself is dangerous such that his brain is damaged, and he can only be healed there…

3.   Rabbi Moshe Feinstein (20th century USA), Igrot Moshe Even haEzer 1:65
באשה שנשתטית אחר הלידה בשני הילדים שהולידה והרופאים אסרו לה להתעבר אם יש להתירה לשמש במוך י"א תמוז תשכ"א.
הנה ודאי צדק כתר"ה ששטות הוא ענין סכנה לא רק לעצמה אלא גם להילדים הקטנים שאף מי ששטותו אינו לעשות רע, אפשר להתהפך שתרצה לעשות רעה לעצמה ולהילדים ח"ו ואי אפשר להעמיד שומרים על זה. ולכן יש להתיר לה לשמש במוך...
Regarding a woman who became insane after the birth of her two children, such that the doctors forbid further pregnancy. May she use contraception?
Certainly, his honour is correct; insanity is dangerous not only for herself, but also for her small children. Even one whose insanity does not currently incline toward harm could still change, wanting to harm herself or her children, Gd forbid, and one cannot stand guard for this. Therefore, one should permit her…

4.   Rabbi Isser Yehudah Unterman (20th century England, Israel), HaTorah v’HaMedinah 4 pp. 26-27
ובהעמק שאלה מפרש כי פלוגתתם תלויה בפלוגתת בן פטורא ורע"ק... ונפלאים בעיני הדברים מאד, כי אי אפשר לומר דכאן מיירי בסכנת נפש ממש שהאחרים ימותו בצמאון, דהאיך יתכן הדבר שר' יוסי יאמר כי כביסתן קודמת לחיי אחרים? ואעפ"י דערבוביתא דמאני מביאה לידי שעמום, מ"מ אין זה כלל וכלל בגדר סכנה קרובה ולא נחשבה אפילו לספק סכנה אלא לדבר שיכול להסתעף ולבוא לסכנה...
And in Haameik She’eilahhe explains that their debate depends upon the debate of Ben Petura and Rabbi Akiva [regarding choosing between saving one’s self and saving others]… This is very shocking for me, for one could not say that this case involves actual danger to life, that the others would die of thirst! How could Rabbi Yosi say that their laundry precedes the survival of others? And even though dirty clothes can trigger depression, still, this is not at all “imminent danger” and it is not even considered potential danger, but something which could evolve into danger…

5.   Rabbi Moshe Sofer (18th century Pressburg), Chatam Sofer Orach Chaim 83
מ"מ בהא סלקינן דלרוב הפוסקים משמע בפשיטות דבמה שמעמידו אצל נכרים אינו כמאכילו בידים... א"כ הכי שרי ובתנאי שכשיגיע לבן י"ג שנים ויום א' יוציאוהו משם עכ"פ.
Still, we conclude that from most authorities it seems clear that keeping him with non-Jews is not the same as personally feeding him [non-kosher food]… If so, one may do this, so long as they remove him when he reaches 13 and one day.

6.   Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein (19th-20thcentury Lithuania), Aruch haShulchan Orach Chaim 320:26
ודורס האדם שלג ברגליו ואינו חושש ואף על פי שלא ימלט דדרך דריכתו נימס מעט שלג מ"מ כיון דזהו דרך הלוכו לא שייך לאסור בזה וא"כ נהיה סגורים בבתינו כל ימי החורף ולא גזרו בזה...
One may trample snow without concern, even though some snow must melt when he walks. Still, since this is the way of walking, prohibiting this is not relevant; we would be locked inside all winter, and they did not make such decrees…

7.   Rabbi Ovadia Yosef (20th century Israel), Yabia Omer 3:Yoreh Deah 23
ראיתי להגרא"י אונטרמן שליט"א בשבט מיהודה (עמ' שיד) שאחר שחילק בין סומא לנכפה כאמור כתב בזה"ל, שוב התבוננתי כי אין לחלק בין זל"ז ויש סכנה ממשית גם לסומא, ולכן מקרי פקוח נפש לרפאתו מעיורון, משום שלא יתכן שהסומא ישב תמיד בבית, וכשעובר ברחוב אורבות לו סכנות שונות, וגם צריך לעלות ולרדת במדרגות ואין הסכנה נמנעת...
I saw that Rabbi Isser Yehudah Unterman wrote the following, after distinguishing between [the levels of danger involved for] a blind person and an epileptic: I then thought that one should not distinguish between them, and there is substantive danger for the blind person as well, such that healing him of blindness would be called 'saving a life'. It would be impossible for the blind person to stay at home eternally, and various dangers would lie in wait for him on the street. Further, he must ascend and descend stairs, and danger is not absent…

8.   Rabbi Yitzchak Weiss (20th century England, Israel), Minchat Yitzchak 4:8:2
אמנם נתעוררתי מת"ח גדול אחד, דאם מניעת התפילין יוכל לגרום צער להחולה, שנפשו עגומה עליו, לאיש ירא וחרד, על האי אפשרות לקיים מצוות תפילין, וחושש שלא להיות בכלל קרקפתא דלא מנח תפילין ח"ו, וחלישת הדעת הזו, תוכל לפעול ג"כ חלישת בהבריאות של החולה, אז יש להקל להביא עמו התפילין, - והראה לי שכה"ג כתב לו הגה"צ מליובאוויטש שליט"א, בנדון חולה אחד, שהי' שאלה בדבר אם מותר לו להתפלל וללמוד...
In truth, a great scholar pointed out to me that if withholding tefillin could pain the patient, as he is depressed about [missing] the chance to don tefillin, and he is intensely Gd-fearing, and he is concerned about being in the category of “the head that does not don tefillin”, Gd forbid, and this depression could catalyze weakness of the patient’s health, then one may be lenient to bring tefillin with him. And he showed me that the Lubavitcher Rebbe wrote thus to him regarding a patient where there was a question of permitting him to learn and study…

Argument 2 for Overriding Halachic Imperatives: Halachah Imposes a Great Burden
9.   Talmud, Berachot 19b-20a
אמר רב יהודה אמר רב המוצא כלאים בבגדו פושטן, אפילו בשוק. מאי טעמא? אין חכמה ואין תבונה ואין עצה לנגד ד' - כל מקום שיש חלול ד' אין חולקין כבוד לרב.
מתיבי "קברו את המת וחזרו, ולפניהם שתי דרכים אחת טהורה ואחת טמאה, בא [האבל] בטהורה באין עמו בטהורה, בא בטמאה באין עמו בטמאה, משום כבודו," אמאי? לימא אין חכמה ואין תבונה לנגד ד'! תרגמה רבי אבא בבית הפרס דרבנן...
Rav Yehudah said, citing Rav: One who finds shaatnez in his own garment should remove it, even in the market. "There is neither wisdom nor understanding nor counsel opposite Gd (Proverbs 21:30)" – where there is desecration of Gd, we do not give honour to the great.
But we have learned, “After burying the body, when returning, if they have two paths, one tahor and one tamei, if [the mourner] takes the tahor path then they escort him on the tahor path, if he takes the tamei path then they escort him on the tamei path, for his honour.” Why? Cite Proverbs 21:30! Rabbi Abba explained: This is a beit hapras, which is only impure rabbinically.

10. Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan (Chafetz Chaim, 19th-20thcentury Poland), Shaar haTziyun 322:12
עיין בפרי מגדים שמצדד דהוא הדין דמותר לקטום הקיסם ביד כדי לחצות בו שיניו אם אי אפשר לו לחצות בו בלא זה, וכפי מה שכתבנו מקודם דקטימת הקיסם ביד הוא רק משום שבות
See the Pri Megadim, who contends that the law permits cutting the splinter by hand to pick one's teeth where he has no other way to pick his teeth. It is as we have written, that cutting the splinter by hand is only rabbinically prohibited.
11. Rabbi Moses Nachmanides (Ramban, 13thcentury Spain), Laws of Niddah 9:25
ומדיני החציצה לא טוב היות האדם מחמיר יותר מדאי ומחפש אחר הספיקות לפסול טבילתה בדבר הקל, כי אם כן אין לדבר סוף... לא יכניס אדם ראשו בספיקות החמורות אשר אין להן קץ וסוף.
With the laws of chatzitzah, one should not be overly strict, seeking doubts with which to disqualify immersion for minor matters. There would be no end to this… One should not insert his head into seriou