Comment on Koliko posao shvatate lično? by Preporuke na zanimljive i korisne tekstove koji su mi se svidjeli - Cyber Bosanka        
[…] Nikola Pećko Pivo u svom tekstu pita koliko posao shvatamo lično. Pročitam i zamislim se jer on pita da li bismo prije prihvatili posao iz snova u firmi koju ne volimo ili manje atraktivan posao u firmi koja nam se sviđa? Ja se sa Nikolom slažem 100% – nikad ne bih mogla raditi u firmi koja ne odražava moje ideje i stavove i to mnogi ne razumiju, ali svi smo različiti i imamo pravo izbora, zar ne? Ali eto, možda i vama bude zanimljivo da razmislite, pa pogledajte njegov tekst na http://peckopivo.com/2016/11/01/koliko-posao-shvatate-licno/ […]
          2 Tricks to Find Free Old Photos at LOC.gov (Also: Ancestors' Silly Cat Photos)        
Sometimes you just need a cheerful cat photo. So because today is National Happiness Happens Day, and because at least one place says it’s International Cat Day (other sources give that honor to Oct, 29), here are some cute vintage cat photos I came across in the Library of Congress online collection of digitized photos, maps and more.



They were taken in 1914 by Harry Whittier Frees.



Would you believe the Library of Congress has a subject line for “Animals in Human Situations”? Searching the Library of Congress Digital Collections (get Library of Congress photo search tips here) helps you find old photos related to places and events in your family history. And once you find a photo you like, here are two good ways to find more pictures like it:

1. Subject search
Just scroll down on the catalog listing of the picture you like to the part that says Subjects, which lists all the subject terms assigned to that photo in the library catalog. Click on the subject that fits your needs to bring up all photos categorized with that same subject.


Chances are, you’re not researching old cat photos. But subject terms also might be the name of a city, county or neighborhood where your ancestor lived; an event (such as Civil War); an activity (sewing); a type of item (map or daguerreotype); or something else (sod houses, churches, domestic life).




2. See more like this
And if you keep scrolling down on the page with a photo you like, you’ll see a lineup of other, thumbnail-size, photos that are similar to the one you’re viewing.



You can see the all the Animals in Human Situations photos here. Good news! If you’re not a cat person, Frees photographed dogs doing people things as well.

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          Sačuvao oÅ¡ljački govor od ubrzanog izumiranja        
O Anti Tonu Valčiću govorili su prof. dr. Robert Bacalja i njegov prijatelj iz Kukljice, čakavski pjesnik Tomislav Meštrić
          Ante Gregov predstavio roman Pilot s Jadrana        
Pjesnik i prozaik, autor priča i dramskih tekstova, četiriju zbirki pjesama te nagrađenog romana prvijenca „Čovjek koji je razgovarao s krijesnicama", Prečanin Ante Gregov, Jurin predstavio je u POU Dom na žalu u Preku svoje drugo prozno djelo - roman „Pilot s Jadrana"
          DEP ROMANELLI VIABILIZA R$ 400 MIL REAIS PARA O MUNICÍPIO DE CAMBARÁ JUNTO AO GOV DO PR        
Através do Deputado Luiz Cláudio Romanelli, o município de Cambará irá ser contemplado com R$ 400 mil reais, verba essa, junto ao Governo do Estado.

Os recursos serão destinados para a construção de academias ao ar livre, mini-arenas esportivas, para a aquisição de veículos de transporte, caminhões e máquinas para a realização de obras.

 Outros 13 municípios, que tiveram recursos liberados anteriormente, receberam editais para licitar obras, no valor de R$ 9,9 milhões.

Para Cambará, por meio do deputado estadual Luiz Cláudio Romanelli(fotos) foram liberados R$ 400 mil(para aquisição de dois caminhões caçamba).

“Esses investimentos têm sido constantes e mostram que o Paraná segue em frente”, declarou o líder do governo.
“Agradecemos, mais uma vez, a atenção do governador com os cambaraenses”, adicionou o prefeito Haggi Neto.



          Public support for strike        
The government may not be on the side of our nurses, teachers and civil servants but at least the public are.

Despite what you might be led to believe when you pick up the majority of papers this weekend, judging by a string of opinion poll results, it seems that the majority of the public is supportive of last week's strike.

A poll conducted by the BBC ahead of the strike showed that 61% of those responding said that they supported it.

Interestingly that was relatively low support compared to support on the actual day of the strike.

A Sky News twitter poll had 72% in support on Wednesday and even the vehemently anit-union Daily Mail ran a poll where 84% of respondents said that they supported the action.

Perhaps what sparked increased support was Osborne's latest attack on the workers who were striking in his autumn statement on Tuesday. If those further cuts were meant as a show of muscle against the public sector it only seems to have made strikers more determined in their cause and even provoked added sympathy from the wider public.

It's a shame for Osborne that the same can't be said of public support for his autumn statement. The latest YouGov poll shows that the majority of voters think that the government are handling the economy badly.

Maybe he would gain a little more credibility if he stopped seeking to punish public sector workers with extra taxation through increased pension contributions and pay cuts and instead accepted proposals to tax the banking sector.
          Key Vote YES on H.J.Res. 111 to Cancel CFPB’s Giveaway to Trial Lawyers        

On behalf of FreedomWorks’ activist community, I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to vote YES on H.J.Res. 111. FreedomWorks Foundation drove more than 15,000 responses to the CFPB against the rule during the comment period.

This resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) would cancel the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) arbitration rule. The final rule was published on Regulations.gov on July 19. While the CRA isn’t a panacea, it does provide a means for Congress to act as a check on out-of-control federal agencies.

The CFPB’s arbitration rule is, in reality, a giveaway to trial lawyers. The rule ostensibly bans contractual arbitration clauses related to consumer financial products offered by banks and other financial sector firms. This severely limits consumers’ ability to enter into arbitration during disputes.

Arbitration is an easier and quicker process for consumers to resolve issues, but lawyers don’t make much money from this process. The rule, however, will encourage trial lawyers to pursue more class-action lawsuits, which take longer and result in smaller payouts to consumers. But class-action lawsuits do bring in big dollars for trial lawyers.

Class-action lawsuits can take two to five years to resolve, and the average payment is $32.35 per individual. These class-action suits, for which trial lawyers are paid an average of roughly $1 million, also drive up costs to consumers. By comparison, arbitration typically takes two to five months, with an average payment of thousands of dollars. It’s clear which process truly protects consumers.

FreedomWorks will count the vote on H.J.Res. 111 on our 2017 Congressional Scorecard. The scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the FreedomFighter Award, which recognizes Members of the House and Senate who consistently vote to support economic freedom and individual liberty.

Sincerely,

Adam Brandon, President, FreedomWorks


          The Hump Day Hump: Football Free Edition!        
LOL Jeff Rimer fart cloud
Unless something major happens during the course of the day, let's stick with a football free day here.  Starting this evening, I begin my 5 day run as a goodwill ambassador for the city of Columbus at the NHL All Star Fan Fair.  Could you possibly think of a better representative?  I think not.  I have no idea what I'll actually be doing but should find out more tonight at our little orientation meeting.  I'm hellbent on getting a selfie with the Stanley Cup and pretty sure that I will try to steal something (not a kiss from Sidney Crosby, dicks), too.  It should be a good time.  And if not, well, at least the work shifts are only 4-5 hours at a time.  I thought that I heard somewhere that Dan Gilbert wanted to bring the All-Star Game back to The Q so maybe I can let some of you northern jerks know if doing something like this for them is worth your time.  I'll probably have stories on Monday to go along with my Pro Bowl live-blog.

Football has dominated the talk around here for months now but since that is ending, we should check in on the other sports to see what it going on.

*College Basketball! - I'm really struggling to get into it this year.  My alma mater is terrible and the game seems to be lacking ELITE white males and thus my interest is at an all-time low.  When boring ass Virginia is the #2 team, that isn't helping.  Plus, Ohio and WE ON don't appear to be have a big run in them.  Dullsville, bruh.

*Hockey! - I pretty much only follow the Jackets but I do have to say that the goddamn Islanders are really fucking impressive.  Them and Nashville are the two teams that just obliterated the CBJ from start to finish and that doesn't happen often.  As for the CBJ, the early season injuries killed them and they won't be able to dig out of the hole this year.  The rest of the East got way better while we spent most of the first half averaging 7 guys on the shelf PER GAME.  I still love these guys because they play their asses off and won't quit and additional gritty sports cliches, but they need to play .700 hockey the rest of the way and I don't see that being possible.  Carry It nonetheless!

*Golf! - Outside of Tiger Woods' hilarious meth teeth, the big story from the weekend was the Hawaiian abduction of Robert Allenby from a wine bar.  Cowherd was questioning the truth behind this odd tale yesterday and I'm starting to poke holes in this as well.  I'm calling this guy out as a liar.  Pretty sure that Allenby is a serial rapist of homeless people and finally met one that fought back IMO.  Also: LOL Tiger's missing tooth.

*Baseball! - We briefly touched on the Max Scherzer signing on Monday but the parameters of this deal are fascinating.  Baseball people are saying that paying him 15 million a year for 14 years is smart but that seems pretty dumb to me.  Then again, I'm no nerd.  I would try to front-load as much of that as possible just to get it out of the way.  I hope that the Reds fans are paying attention to this because you should start preparing for no more Cueto.  He isn't going to make Max money, but it is definitely going to be more than what you offer.  And now that teams are doing this deferred money plan, the rich are only going to get richer.

*NBA! - Last but not least, let's talk about my rejuvenated Cavs who look like an entirely different team now.  Mozgov and JR Smith have been fantastic additions (TIMOFEY has been well worth the low first round picks if he keeps playing like this).  LeBron looks focused and is actually trying.  Kyrie and Love are slowly playing a little bit better defense.  Blatt is setting on player rotations.  Shumpert should be back any day now to bolster the perimeter defense.  Things are trending up for sure.  I know that Lacey will chide me for cocking off about a game in January, but they beat the piss out of the Bulls the other night.  It was never close.  I've always said that I'm OK with losses as long as the effort is there.  When the Cavs play with the kind of effort that they showed against the Bulls and Clippers, no one in the East can beat them in a series.  No one.  Sorry, Dawg, but your Hawks are peaking too early.  I'm feeling good about this team now and they are starting to become pretty fun to watch.  THE DIFF!  Also, we made Derrick Rose's pussy lips cry after the game...LOLZ!

I got through everything that I wanted to today but feel free to discuss anything and everything non-football.  This is my final post for the week as you get a BONUS ICEMAN RANT on Friday.  He's had this one locked and loaded for months so you know that it is bad.
          Employment: Hawaii!!        
We would like to announce a new job position opening as a Research Ecologist in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center PIFSC), located in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The person in this position will conduct research in support of the PIFSC Cetacean and Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Programs. Research activities will include characterizing species' distribution and terrestrial/marine habitat use and predictive modeling for population assessment and recovery efforts.

Duties include: analyzes marine mammal spatial information; submits manuscripts for publication and works with other scientists to produce reports and scientific publications on the population assessment of Hawaiian monk seals and cetaceans; conducts and writes analysis to support permit applications for marine mammal conservation efforts; designs and develops studies on aspects of spatial distribution and other elements of Hawaiian monk seal ecology; conducts field studies as needed; works with other scientists and stakeholders to produce reports and presentations to inform the general public on the spatial ecology of Hawaiian monk seals and Pacific cetaceans.

This is a Permanent full time federal position. You must be a US Citizen to be accepted for this job.

For more details on job duties, application process and more please go to usajobs.gov and search for job number NMFS-PIC-2010-0012.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact the individual listed on the job announcement at the USAJobs website.

Applications close on April 2, 2010.

Charles Littnan
Lead Scientist, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
NOAA Fisheries Service

           POLITICAL JUJITSU: NOW’S THE TIME FOR MEDICARE FOR ALLAs...        


POLITICAL JUJITSU: NOW’S THE TIME FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL

As Republicans in Congress move to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are moving toward Medicare for All – a single-payer plan that builds on Medicare and would cover everyone at far lower cost.

Most House Democrats are already supporting a Medicare for All bill.

With health care emerging as the public’s top concern, according to recent polls, the choice between repeal of the Affordable Care Act and Medicare for All is likely to be the major domestic issue in the presidential campaign of 2020 (other than getting Trump out of office, if he lasts that long).

And the better choice is clear. Private for-profit insurers spend a fortune trying to attract healthy people while avoiding the sick and needy, filling out paperwork from hospitals and providers, paying top executives, and rewarding shareholders.

And for-profit insurers are merging like mad, in order to make even more money.

These are among the major reasons why health insurance is becoming so expensive, and why almost every other advanced nation – including our neighbor to the north – has adopted a single-payer system at less cost per person and with better health outcomes.

Most Americans support Medicare for All. According to a Gallup poll conducted in May, a majority would like to see a single-payer system implemented. An April survey from the Economist/YouGov showed 60 percent of Americans in favor of “expanding Medicare to provide health insurance to every American.”

That includes nearly half of people who identify themselves as Republican.

If Republicans gut the Affordable Care Act, the American public will be presented with the real choice ahead: Either expensive health care for the few, or affordable health care for the many.


          NOW’S THE TIME FOR MEDICARE FOR ALLAs Republicans in Congress...        


NOW’S THE TIME FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL

As Republicans in Congress move to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are moving in the opposite direction, toward Medicare for All – a single-payer plan that builds on Medicare and would cover everyone at far lower cost.

Most House Democrats are already supporting a Medicare for All bill. Senator Bernie Sanders is preparing to introduce it in the Senate. Both California and New York state are moving towards single-payer plans.

With health care emerging as the pubic’s top concern, according to recent polls, the choice between repeal of the Affordable Care Act and Medicare for All is likely to be the major domestic issue in the presidential campaign of 2020 (other than getting Trump out of office, if he lasts that long).

And the better choice is clear. Private for-profit insurers spend a fortune trying to attract healthy people while avoiding the sick and needy, filling out paperwork from hospitals and providers, paying top executives, and rewarding shareholders. 

And for-profit insurers are merging like mad, in order to make even more money. 

These are among the major reasons why health insurance is becoming so expensive, and why almost every other advanced nation – including our neighbor to the north – has adopted a single-payer system at less cost per person and with better health outcomes. 

Most Americans support Medicare for All. According to a Gallup poll conducted in May, a majority would like to see a single-payer system implemented. 

An April survey from the Economist/YouGov showed 60 percent of Americans in favor of “expanding Medicare to provide health insurance to every American.” That includes nearly half of people who identify themselves as Republican. 

If Republicans gut the Affordable Care Act, the American public will be presented with the real choice ahead: Either expensive health care for the few, or affordable health care for the many.


          Bomber homme beige fashion - 59,99 €         
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Misez sur ce blouson fashion pour homme. Bomber zippé, coloris beige uni. Poche zippé sur la manche et deux à pression sur le devant. Finition côtelé sur le col les manches et le bas. Collection GOV DENIM.


          Governor, school district offended by 18-year-old's cranky tweet        
Kansas high school student Emma Sullivan took a field trip to see Governor Sam Brownback speak. She didn't like what he had to say, and tweeted about what she wished she could do: "just made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot." Clearly, this kind of insubordination could not stand. Someone from Brownback's office sent the tweet to someone from the Shawnee Mission School District who sent it to Sullivan's principal, who has demanded that Sullivan write the governor an apology. (Via Chad Manspeaker)
          Energy consumption by states        
SUBHEAD: Texas consumes the most energy, Vermont the least. Per capita New York the least. Hawaii close.

By Mickey Francis on 2 August 2017 for EIA.gov -
(https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=32312)


Image above: Mountain of damaged oil drums near Exxon refinery. From (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_MOUNTAIN_OF_DAMAGED_OIL_DRUMS_NEAR_THE_EXXON_REFINERY_-_NARA_-_546000.jpg).

EIA’s State Energy Data System (SEDS) recently released 2015 data estimates for all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The estimates include data on both total energy consumption and energy consumption per capita, which is calculated by dividing total consumption by population.

In 2015, Texas consumed a total of 13 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), or about 13% of total U.S. energy consumption. Texas has consumed the most energy in every year since 1960, the earliest year for which EIA has data. California ranked second in energy use, with a total consumption of 8 quadrillion Btu, about 8% of U.S. total energy use.

Louisiana, Florida, and Illinois round out the top five energy-consuming states, which together account for more than one-third of total U.S. total energy use. Total energy consumption by the top 10 states exceeded the combined energy use of the other 41 states (including the District of Columbia).

Vermont was the lowest energy-consuming state in 2015 at about 132 trillion Btu; it was the only state with a lower consumption level than the District of Columbia’s 179 trillion Btu. Historically, Vermont has used less energy than any other state since 1961. Rhode Island, Delaware, Hawaii, and New Hampshire round out the top five lowest energy-consuming states, which together accounted for only 1% of total U.S. energy use in 2015.

Overall, total U.S. energy consumption in 2015 was about 97 quadrillion Btu, a decrease of about 1% from 2014. In percentage terms, the states with the largest year-over-year percentage changes in energy use ranged from Minnesota, with a 7.6% decrease from 2014, to Florida, with a 3.7% increase from 2014.

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia had less energy consumption in 2015 than in 2014, led by states in the Midwest.

The seven largest percentage decreases in energy use all occurred among Midwestern states: energy consumption in Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri decreased by a total of 704 trillion Btu from 2014 to 2015, accounting for nearly half of the total decline among states that had lower energy use in 2015 than in 2014.


Image above: Total BTU consumption by state. From original article.

In terms of total energy consumption per capita, Louisiana ranked the highest of any state, totaling 912 million Btu (MMBtu) per person in 2015. These rankings reflect the total consumption across all sectors in the state: residential, commercial, transportation, industrial, and electric power. Wyoming ranked second with 893 MMBtu, followed by Alaska (840 MMBtu), North Dakota (802 MMBtu), and Iowa (479 MMBtu).

High per capita energy consumption in these states is largely attributable to industrial sector energy consumption, which accounts for more than 50% of all consumption in those five states.

High production in the energy-intensive fossil fuel industry contributes to the high industrial sector consumption: Louisiana, Alaska, and North Dakota are all among the top ten states in crude oil production, while Wyoming is a leading producer of coal and natural gas. Iowa’s agriculture and manufacturing industries contribute to its relatively high consumption of energy in the sector.


Image above: Total BTU consumption per capita by state. From original article.

In 2015, New York had the lowest total energy consumption per capita at 189 MMBtu, followed by Rhode Island, California, Hawaii, and Florida. Again, relatively low per capita consumption reflects the relatively low industrial sector energy consumption in those states. Overall, the 2015 U.S. national average total energy consumption per capita was 303 MMBtu in 2015, about 2% lower than in 2014 and 1.6% lower than in 2000.

EIA’s State Energy Data System contains a complete set of state-level estimates of energy production, consumption, prices, and expenditures through 2015.

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          By: kamaaina808        
It looks like Ige is doing his job - no fault in that. It sounds like he's moving toward a solution, not playing politics. Anyway, Souki is right: they need some time for discussion and the Gov should know better than to foist it onto the committee at the last second.
          YouGov Pays Cash for Surveys        
Earn cash, and win prizes with YouGov. Take short and sweet surveys, usually under 10 minutes, to earn your way to a nice £50 payment!
          NASA was hacked 13 times last year        

Washington: NASA said hackers stole employee credentials and gained access to mission-critical projects last year in 13 major network breaches that could compromise US national security.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Inspector General Paul Martin testified before Congress this week on the breaches, which appear to be among the more significant in a string of security problems for federal agencies.

The space agency discovered in November that hackers working through an Internet Protocol address in China broke into the -network of NASA`s Jet Propulsion Laboratory,

Martin said in testimony released on Wednesday. One of NASA`s key labs, JPL manages 23 spacecraft conducting active space missions, including missions to Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.

He said the hackers gained full system access, which allowed them to modify, copy, or delete sensitive files, create new user accounts and upload hacking tools to steal user credentials and compromise other NASA systems. They were also able to modify system logs to conceal their actions.

"Our review disclosed that the intruders had compromised the accounts of the most privileged JPL users, giving the intruders access to most of JPL`s networks," he said.

In another attack last year, intruders stole credentials for accessing NASA systems from more than 150 employees. Martin said the his office identified thousands of computer security lapses at the agency in 2010 and 2011.

He also said NASA has moved too slowly to encrypt or scramble the data on its laptop computers to protect information from falling into the wrong hands.

Unencrypted notebook computers that have been lost or stolen include ones containing codes for controlling the International Space Station, as well as sensitive data on NASA`s Constellation and Orion programs, Martin said.

A NASA spokesman told Reuters on Friday the agency was implementing recommendations made by the Inspector General`s Office.

"NASA takes the issue of IT security very seriously, and at no point in time have operations of the International Space Station been in jeopardy due to a data breach," said NASA spokesman Michael Cabbagehe.

AIR FORCE SCRAPS IPAD PURCHASE

In a separate development, the U.S. Air Force said on Friday

it had scrapped a plan to outfit thousands of personnel with second-generation iPad tablet computers from Apple Inc, but denied the reversal was because some of the software it wanted on the devices had been written in Russia.

Two days ago, news website Nextgov raised questions about a requirement that the 2,861 iPad2s come equipped with GoodReader, an electronic document display program written by an independent Russian developer.

The devices were to be used to store and update flight information, regulations and orders, according to procurement documents.

"The cancellation was not the result of any concern about GoodReader," said Matt Durham, a spokesman at the Air Force Special Operations Command.

He said the cancellation of the six-week-old order followed a decision that the procurement should not have been reserved for small businesses.

The military and other branches of government have been putting an increased emphasis on "supply-chain security" as they try to make sure that hardware, software and other components have not been tampered with by other nations.

This has proved challenging because so many parts come from overseas. Even American companies often contract for programming work abroad.

Mike Jacobs, who headed the National Security Agency`s program for defending U.S. equipment, said in an interview he had killed a major procurement of encryption software within seconds after learning that a U.S. supplier had included a small amount of Russian-made code.

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          Online Marketing        
Online marketing Or how to make your business more profitable even in a recession. 62.8% of all business fail within 6 year source National statistics.gov Ok shocking statement but true if you don’t want to be one of those statistics then read on because I will show you by utilising online marketing how not only […]
          Američani podpirajo napad na Severno Korejo, ne vedo pa, kje sploh leži        
Ameriški predsednik Donald Trump in njegov severnokorejski kolega Kim Jong Un z različnimi grožnjami zadnje dni zaostrujeta že tako napete odnose med državama. Ker ne vedo, do kod sežejo korejske balistične rakete, so Američani dodatno na trnih,...
          Legendo mehiÅ¡kega nogometa povezujejo s preprodajo drog         
Ameriška vlada je mehiško nogometno legendo Rafaela Marqueza obtožila povezanosti z mehiškim narko kartelom, ki ga vodi njegov dolgoletni prijatelj Raul Flores Hernandez. Finančno ministrstvo je nekdanjemu nogometašu Barcelone zamrznilo premoženje,...
          Roseanne 20 let pozneje, kot da se ne bi nič zgodilo        
Ko se bo prihodnje leto vrnila komedija Roseanne, se bo z njo vrnil tudi John Goodman. Nič zato, če je njegov lik v zadnji epizodi serije pred 20 leti umrl.
          Severna Koreja iz zapora pogojno izpustila kanadskega pastorja        
Severnokorejske oblasti so danes zaradi zdravstvenih razlogov iz zapora pogojno izpustile kanadskega pastorja Lim Hyeon-sooja, ki so ga pred dvema letoma zaradi »zločinov proti državi« obsodili na dosmrtno zaporno kazen s prisilnim delom. Pastor v...
          Arheologi na sledi skriti sobi v Keopsovi piramidi        
Mednarodna skupina arheologov je s pomočjo najnovejše laserske tehnologije na sledi skrivnostni skriti sobi v notranjosti Velike piramide v Egiptu.
          GOP Gov Appoints Obama Conspiracy Theorist to Georgia Public Broadcasting        
It seems Big Bird just can’t catch a break. Thanks to Governor Nathan Deal, Chip Rogers, the disgraced former Georgia Senate Majority Leader and former treasurer of ALEC, just became the second highest paid employee at Georgia Public Broadcas
          Pesma o Jovu        

Knjiga o Jovu, zajedno sa Solomonovim pričama, Knjigom propovednikovom i Pesmom nad pesmama, pripada starozavetnoj, hebrejskoj književnosti. O njenom autoru/autorima se ništa ne zna, a pretpostavlja se da je sastavljena u V ili VI veku pre nove ere.

U njoj se govori o poreklu zla, patnji i nesrećoj ljudskoj sudbini. Iako Jov "bijaše dobar i pravedan, i bojaše se Boga", Bog okleva da mu pomogne. Zbog toga Jov ima vrlo neprijatan problem: zna da je nevin, a i pored toga ispašta. Njegov svet je urušen, a patnje postaju besmislene. Zbog toga proklinje dan kada je rođen i dovodi u pitanje božansku pravednost...

Kako onda da se jedna arhaična priča spakuje u pesmu, ma koliko to bilo čudno?

E, za to je potreban majstorluk.

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          Learn to find Government Information on the Web        

USA.gov logoInterested in finding out about govenment jobs?  Wonder where you can find the latest consumer product safety information? Ever wanted to look at surplus government property, and maybe bid on some of it? Want to get information on financial planning?  On October 21st there will be a free workshop on how to access all of this information and more through the premier government web portal - USA.gov.

Led by Government Documents Librarian Teresa Loeffler, this workshop will help you search and find the specific information you want, by showing you some concrete examples, and then letting you search the web site yourself, with supervision and assistance.

The workshop takes place at Central Library's Tech Center, and is limited to 15 people, so that everyone will have their own computer for searching for the information that interests them.   Call the library Reference Desk at 428-8218 to sign up, or IM us via the AskEVPL page and let us know that you'd like to sign up for the Finding Government Information workshop.

 


          Little Suzie Newsykins remembers to forget        
Happy New Year from Little Suzie Newsykins!  Find out what Little Suzie is resolving to forget this New Year.  She’d like to make sure that Benghazi story keeps feeding the right wing storyline in 2014.  She also is resolving to forget anything positive resulting from Obamacare. I’ll gladly criticize Obamacare and the Healthcare.gov rollout, but
          By: Vegas_T        
Your analysis seem to only skim Yahoo's research capabilities but should also look closely at their SEC filings. However, what Intellectual Property(IP) is Microsoft(MS) going to gain by buying Yahoo!. How is MS going to use it to insure their current or increase the merged companies economic position in the global market. I took a brief look at USPTO.gov and did a search for assignee "yahoo" and it listed appx 100 patents. I skimmed though a few of them, some of the patents there could easily be found some prior art as a similar "inventions?" have been used and published using other web/application languages. Therefore, probably some patents could be invalidated , though some are most likely valid. I would think, as part of due diligence both companies have looked at what is gained/lost from the IP assets. So why buy/sell the IP if some patents could be invalid? ...
          The Abraham Lincoln Logs #174        
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Abe is BACK from his travels and once again ready to do his part. Learn of the Internet-less back country and the things he saw there. Also FISA,(Faux)Bama, and asking if anyone has noticed that the US Gov is apparently corrupt and terrible?

Links


Glen Greenwald talks about FISA sensibly.

Betrayed by Obama

7 in 100 laptops seized by US Govt.

How to protect your data better than you protected your fourth amendment rights. SNAP!


          The Abraham Lincoln Logs #138        
Abe talks about what's going on (Election and Halliburton concentration camps) , speculates on how to alleviate the problem and mentions something to be glad about. Open up for your spoonfull of sugar...

Links


1) Stop the Gov from spying on Americans...

BACKSTORY: A Tale of Two Constituencies

BACKSTORY: Amnesty Day for Bush and lawbreaking telecoms

BACKSTORY: Democratic Lawmaker Pushing Immunity Is Newly Flush With Telco Cash

ACTION: Support the House in the Last Stand Against Telecom Immunity!

ACTION: Tell House Members to Stand Firm Behind the RESTORE Act!

2) Learn about the empty Halliburton concentration camps in America San Francisco Chronicle: Concentration camps in the US

Google Maps - find YOUR closest FEMA detention center.

Bush to veto Senate ban on waterboarding.

3) Miscellany and Hufflepuff Rove strikes out against McCain (who hurt his feelings)

POW John McCain Votes In Favor Of Torture

McCain Stumbles on H.I.V. Prevention.

New Mexico Clinton Endorser "Borrowed" Ballot Boxes Full o' Votes.

Cuba demands US gives back Guantanamo Bay.

Obama's second Grammy.

87-Year Old NH State Rep Will Not Eat, Willing to Die for Impeachment

New Bill To Allow Police Misconduct Be Hidden From Public


          (USA-CA-Merced) Licensed Vocational Nurse (Telehealth)        
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary **Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):** 1991434 **OUR MISSION:** To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The **Department of Veterans Affairs** (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. **The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.** The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are** I**ntegrity, **C**ommitment, **A**dvocacy, **R**espect and **E**xcellence ("**I CARE**"). **America's Veterans need you!** To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. **NOTE:** Current permanent VA Central CA Health Care System (VACCHCS) employee or current, permanent VA nationwide employee, you must apply under internal announcement number NP-17-AGC-1991438-BU. 1st Area of Consideration - Current permanent VA Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS)/CBOC employees; 2nd Area of Consideration - Current permanent VA Nationwide employees. This position does not require the filing of a financial disclosure report. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is not authorized. PCS/Relocation Allowances are not authorized. ### Duties This Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) position is located in our Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) with the VA Central California Healthcare System (VACCHCS), in Merced, CA. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) expands the provision of patient care to various institutional and non-institutional settings, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs), Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), State Veteran Homes, Vet Centers, homeless shelters, Indian Health Services (IHS), Department of Defense (DOD) and other affiliated organizations by utilizing innovative telecommunication technologies to enhance care coordination, access to care, and to routinely and proactively manage diseases to prevent healthcare crises. These programs may include, but are not limited to, Video Conferencing, Learning Management System, My Health E Vet, Care Coordination Home Technology (CCHT), Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) and Store and Forward (CCSF) technologies. The Telehealth Clinical LVN serves in a generalist role to support (but not limited to): *video conferencing and staff training *learning management systems *telehealth clinical encounters from the patient and provider locations and *the site Telehealth Clinical LVN for telehealth store and forward applications *CCHT technology support *clinical presenter/facilitator for real time telehealth events, including patient education activities, technical support, training, help desk, business processes, and scheduling support *other program duties as needed **Designated Drug Testing Position:** Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received. **Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm **Functional Statement Title:** GS-06 LVN (Telehealth Clinical) FS-023080 This position is not eligible for telework. ### Supervisory Status No ### Promotion Potential 06 ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… U.S. Citizens and current permanent Federal employees of other Agencies Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination * Must be proficient in written and spoken English * Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required * Background and-or Security Investigation required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications **Basic Requirements:** **Citizenship:** Citizen of the United States. Non-Citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. **Education:** Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed by the applicant. **Licensure:** Full, active, current and unrestricted licensure as a licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or District of Columbia. **English Language Proficiency:** Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in both spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). **Preferred Experience:** * Experience in Outpatient Clinic Care * Experience with Telehealth technology Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Note:** A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. **Grade Determinations:** **GS-6:** * Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN. * Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations. * Knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' conditions; to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and to accurately recognize, report and record relevant] patient information. Completed work should need only a general review by a registered nurse (RN) or physician (MD/DO) for appropriateness and conformity with established policies/procedures. * Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patient's needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education. In organizing and delivering care, the LPN/LVN recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and age-related factors. * Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes, and reporting any deviations from normal to RN or MD/DO. * Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed. * Knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations and reactions to situations, and ability to appropriately utilize this knowledge in working effectively with patients, family members, and other staff. * Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or other internal/external customers. * Knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during, and following the procedure. Serves as a preceptor in orienting, educating, and training less experienced LPNs/LVNs or NAs/HTs related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures. * Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice. **References:** VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G13. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **PLEASE NOTE:** Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:** Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (7 to 8 hours); Pushing (7 to 8 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (7 to 8 hours); Standing (1 hour); kneeling (1 hour); Repeated bending (7 to 8 hours); both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); emotional/ mental stability. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications. ### Security Clearance Other Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS **Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:**Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. ### Other Information * It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. * This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. * This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/475310200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 2017-07-26 to 2017-08-15 *Salary:* $52,820 to $68,671 / per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 06 *Series:* 0620 Practical Nurse *Appointment type:* Excepted Service Permanent *Work schedule:* Full Time *Job announcement number:* NP-17-AGC-1991434-BU *Control number:* 475310200
          (USA-CA-Merced) Licensed Vocational Nurse (Telehealth)        
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary **Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):** 1991438 **OUR MISSION:** To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The **Department of Veterans Affairs** (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. **The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.** The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are** I**ntegrity, **C**ommitment, **A**dvocacy, **R**espect and **E**xcellence ("**I CARE**"). **America's Veterans need you!** To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. **NOTE:** If you are not a current, permanent VA Central CA Health Care System (VACCHCS) employee or current, permanent VA nationwide employee, you must apply under external announcement NP-17-AGC-1991434-BU. **NOTE:** Fee Basis, WOC, Contract, Volunteer, Resident/Trainee, and Temporary personnel must apply to the external announcement in order to receive consideration.* This position does not require the filing of a financial disclosure report. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is not authorized. PCS/Relocation Allowances are not authorized. ### Duties This Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) position is located in our Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) with the VA Central California Healthcare System (VACCHCS), in Merced, CA. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) expands the provision of patient care to various institutional and non-institutional settings, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs), Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), State Veteran Homes, Vet Centers, homeless shelters, Indian Health Services (IHS), Department of Defense (DOD) and other affiliated organizations by utilizing innovative telecommunication technologies to enhance care coordination, access to care, and to routinely and proactively manage diseases to prevent healthcare crises. These programs may include, but are not limited to, Video Conferencing, Learning Management System, My Health E Vet, Care Coordination Home Technology (CCHT), Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) and Store and Forward (CCSF) technologies. The Telehealth Clinical LVN serves in a generalist role to support (but not limited to): *video conferencing and staff training *learning management systems *telehealth clinical encounters from the patient and provider locations and *the site Telehealth Clinical LVN for telehealth store and forward applications *CCHT technology support *clinical presenter/facilitator for real time telehealth events, including patient education activities, technical support, training, help desk, business processes, and scheduling support *other program duties as needed **Designated Drug Testing Position:** Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received. **Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm **Functional Statement Title:** GS-03 LVN (Telehealth Clinical) FS-023080 GS-04 LVN (Telehealth Clinical) FS-023270 GS-05 LVN (Telehealth Clinical) FS-023280 GS-06 LVN (Telehealth Clinical) FS-023080 ### Supervisory Status No ### Promotion Potential 06 ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… 1st Area of Consideration - Current permanent VA Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS)/CBOC employees; 2nd Area of Consideration - Current permanent VA Nationwide employees. Questions? This job is open to 3 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination. * Must be proficient in written and spoken English. * Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required. * Background and-or Security Investigation required. * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications **Basic Requirements:** **Citizenship:** Citizen of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. **Education:** Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed by the applicant. **Licensure:** Full, active, current and unrestricted licensure as a licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or District of Columbia. **English Language Proficiency:** Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in both spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). **Preferred Experience:** * Experience in Outpatient Clinic Care * Experience with Telehealth technology Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Note:** A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. **Grade Determinations:** **GS-3:** * None beyond the basic requirements **GS-4:** * Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; **OR** * Graduation from an approved school and one year of experience that involved nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures; **OR** * Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration. **GS-5:** * Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent. * Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. * Demonstrated ability to serve as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact in an appropriate manner with patients, family members, professional and other supportive personnel involved in the delivery of patient care, incorporating acceptable, established customer service standards into practice. * Knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific to commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravenous medications as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures. Observation and documentation will include patient's response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO. * Knowledge and ability to recognize the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest. * Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action. * Completed work is under the general supervision of an RN or MD/DO. Individuals at this grade level are expected to have a broad working knowledge of practical nursing procedures. However, completion of more complex practices or procedures may be subject to closer higher-level review. **GS-6:** * Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN. * Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations. * Knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' conditions; to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and to accurately recognize, report and record relevant] patient information. Completed work should need only a general review by a registered nurse (RN) or physician (MD/DO) for appropriateness and conformity with established policies/procedures. * Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patient's needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education. In organizing and delivering care, the LPN/LVN recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and age-related factors. * Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes, and reporting any deviations from normal to RN or MD/DO. * Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed. * Knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations and reactions to situations, and ability to appropriately utilize this knowledge in working effectively with patients, family members, and other staff. * Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or other internal/external customers. * Knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during, and following the procedure. Serves as a preceptor in orienting, educating, and training less experienced LPNs/LVNs or NAs/HTs related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures. * Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice. **References:** VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G13. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **PLEASE NOTE:** Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:** Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (7 to 8 hours); Pushing (7 to 8 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (7 to 8 hours); Standing (1 hour); kneeling (1 hour); Repeated bending (7 to 8 hours); both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); emotional/ mental stability. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications. ### Security Clearance Other Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS **Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:**Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. ### Other Information * It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. * This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. * This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/475305200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 2017-07-26 to 2017-08-15 *Salary:* $37,727 to $68,671 / per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 00 *Series:* 0620 Practical Nurse *Appointment type:* Agency Employees Only *Work schedule:* Full Time *Job announcement number:* NP-17-AGC-1991438-BU *Control number:* 475305200
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A

A/B Testing - See Content (A/B) Testing.

Admin Level - Google Analytics has two basic levels of access - View Reports Only and Account Administrator. Users with View Reports Only access can view their Profiles' reports and view and edit their own language preferences. All Account Administrators have complete administrative control of the system.

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B

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Browsers - A browser, or more accurately, user agent, is the software used to access a website. Examples of user agents are "Explorer" (for Microsoft Internet Explorer), "Netscape" (for Netscape Navigator) and "Googlebot" (an automated robot that scours the web for website content to include in its search engine).

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C

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Click - In Google Analytics, a click refers to the process of moving from one page in a site to the next via clicking the mouse button on a hyperlink (a slightly narrower definition than what is normally used). In the Click Through report, the term Clicks is used to describe the movement from the "previous" page to the page being analysed and from there to the "next" page.

Click Through Rate (CTR) - The percentage of known impressions that result in clicks.

Click-Fraud - The act of repeated clicking on a pay-per-click referral, with the intention of depleting the advertiser's budget and/or lowering their rankings in the sponsored links listing.

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Content (A/B) Testing - Testing the relative effectiveness of multiple versions of the same advertisement or other content in referring visitors to a site. Multiple versions of content can be uniquely identified by using a utm_content variable in the URL tag.

Content (Campaign Tracking) - Content is the label for each version of an advertisement. The UTM variable for content, utm_content, indicates the version of a link on which the visitor clicked to reach a website - for example, utm_content=graphic_version1a.

Content is one of the five dimensions of campaign tracking; the other four are source, medium, campaign and term.

Content-targeted advertising - An advertising model in which the publisher displays related advertising and content together.

Conversion - A conversion is said to occur when a visitor completes an activity that you have identified as important. This activity could be a purchase, an email list registration, a download or viewing an online presentation. When you sign up for Google Analytics, you have the opportunity to specify your goal pages -- pages that a visitor can only reach by completing a conversion activity. If you use Urchin Software, you set your goal pages within a profile.

Cookie - A small amount of text data given to a web browser by a web server. The data is stored and returned to the specific web server each time the browser requests a page from that server. The main purpose of cookies is to pass a unique identifier to the website so that the website can keep track of the user as he/she steps through a website. For example, a protected site may store a temporary identifier in a cookie after you successfully log in, indicating that you are an authorised user.

The name cookie derives from UNIX objects called magic cookies. These are tokens that are attached to a user or programme and change depending on the areas entered by the user or programme. Cookies are also sometimes called persistent cookies because they typically stay in the browser for long periods of time.

Cost-per-click (CPC) - An advertising model in which the advertiser (sponsor) pays the publisher a certain amount each time the sponsor's ad is clicked. Also sometimes referred to as PPC (pay-per-click).

Cron Job - A "cron job" is a scheduled task under a UNIX-type operating system. "cron" is a daemon or programme that is always running. Its function is similar to the Windows Scheduler.

D

Daemon - A daemon is any programme under a UNIX-type operating system that runs at all times. Common daemons are servers (such as Apache or an FTP server) and schedulers (such as "cron").

Date Range - Google Analytic's Date Range feature allows you to view report data by an arbitrary time frame, from one day up to more than a year. The Date Range feature is available in most reports.

Default Page -The default page setting should be set to whatever the default (or index) page is in your site's directories. Usually, this will be 'index.html' but on Windows IIS servers, it is often 'Default.htm' or 'index.htm'. This information allows Google Analytics to reconcile log entries such as 'http://www.example.com/' and 'http://www.example.com/index.html', which are in fact the same page. Without the Default Page information entered correctly, these would be reported as two distinct pages. Only a single default page should be specified.

Directory - A directory is a virtual container for holding computer files. It is not merely a list of items, as the name would imply, but rather a key building block of a computer's storage architecture that actually contains files or other directories.

DNS Lookup - (Reverse DNS Lookup) The process of converting a numeric IP address into a text name, for example, 63.212.171.4 is converted to www.Googleanalytics.com.

Domain - A domain is a specific virtual area within the Internet, defined by the "top level" of the address or URL (Uniform Resource Locator). The top level is the end of the address; example: "whitehouse.gov". In this example, the top-level part of the domain is ".gov", indicating a US government entity. The "whitehouse" part is the second-level domain, indicating where the information in question is to be found within the ".gov" domain. Other common top-level domains include ".com", ".net", ".uk", etc.

Domain Name System - (DNS) An Internet addressing system that uses a group of names that are listed with dots (.) between them, working from the most specific to the most general group. In the United States , the top (most general) domains are network categories such as edu (education), com (commercial) and gov (government). In other countries, a two-letter abbreviation for the country is used, such as ca ( Canada ) and au ( Australia ).

Download - To retrieve a file or files from a remote machine to your local machine.

E

E-commerce - The buying and selling of goods and services and the transfer of funds through digital communications. Buying and selling over the internet, etc.

Encryption - The process of encoding information so that other Internet users cannot access it.

End User - The final user of the computer software. The end user is the individual who uses the product after it has been fully developed and marketed.

Error - Errors are defined as pages that visitors attempted to view but returned an error message instead. These errors often occur because of broken links (links to pages that do not exist anymore) or when an unauthorised visitor attempts to access restricted pages (for example, if the visitor does not have a password to access the page).

Error Code - Please see the definition of Status Code.

Exclude - "Exclude" is a filter type available in the Google Analytics Filters configuration. If an Exclude filter is applied to a Profile, all log file lines (hits) that match the Exclude string will be discarded prior to the creation of the corresponding Google Analytics reports.

F

File Type - A File Type is a designation, usually in the form of an extension (such as .gif or .jpeg), given to a file to describe its function or the software that is required to act upon it. More generally, file types can be grouped into image file types (such as .gif, .png, .jpeg), text file types (such as .doc or .txt) and many others.

Filter - A filter is a text string or regular expression that is used to either exclude certain hits or only include certain hits from a Google Analytics report. Filters are commonly used to filter out certain content, such as internal company traffic or javascript libraries or to set up special reports for only certain types of content, like a subsection of a website.

Filter Field - A filter field is the number of the field on which to apply a filter. In a log file line or hit, there are several distinct fields, each one holding a different piece of data. To apply a filter to a log file, you must first identify which field you wish to apply the filter to. This is the filter field.

Filter Name - The Filter Name is intended to be a descriptive title for a filter. It is used only as an organisational aid and may contain spaces.

Filter Pattern - A Filter Pattern is the actual text string against which Google Analytics will attempt to match log file lines. If a match is found, the log line (or "hit") will be either excluded or included, depending on the Filter Type. Patterns can be specific text to match or use wildcards as part of a "regular expression". NOTE: Filter Patterns are case-sensitive, so to filter out the Googlebot spider, for instance, use "Googlebot", not "Googlebot" (do not use quotes).

Filter to Apply - The filter to apply is the actual text string to be used to either filter in or filter out content. The Filter to Apply can be either a plain text string or a regular expression.

Filter Type - A filter must be of one of two filter types, either an Include (filter in) or Exclude (filter out). If an inclusive filter (Include) is used, only hits containing the filter string will be represented in the Google Analytics report. If an exclusive filter (Exclude) is used, no hits containing the filter string will be represented in the Google Analytics report.

Firewall - A security device placed on a LAN (local area network) to protect it from Internet intruders. This can be a special kind of hardware router, a piece of software or both.

First Time Sessions - The number of times unique visitors came to your website during a specified time period, not having visited before that period. These visitors are identified by cookies.

First Time Unique Visitor - The number of Unique Visitors to your website that had not visited prior to the time frame being analysed.

Form - In the context of the web, a form is a data-entry mechanism generally created out of HTML in conjunction with a CGI script. A form is usually a static HTML page that presents the visitor with blanks or fields . Upon entering data into the fields, the form is submitted and a script of some sort performs some type of action on the data, such as writing it to a file.

Frame- A rectangular region within the browser window that displays a web page alongside other pages in other frames.

FTP - (File Transfer Protocol) The basic method for copying a file from one computer to another through the Internet.

G

GET Method - The GET method is a way of passing parameters of an HTTP request from the browser to the server. This method puts the parameters usually separated by special characters such as ampersands ("&") in the URL itself, which is viewable to the person using the browser. The other method is POST, which is used when the site does not want to pass the parameters in the URL. This is desirable when there is a large quantity of text to send to the server or when the information is sensitive.

GIF - A graphics file type -- Graphics Interchange Format -- a compressed, bitmapped format often used on the web because of its good quality/compression ratio when used on certain image types, particularly those with large flat areas of colour.

Goal Conversion Rate - In the context of Campaign Tracking, the percentage of sessions on a site that result in a conversion goal being reached on that site.

Graphic User Interface - (GUI) Pronounced "gooey". A method of controlling software using on-screen icons, menus, dialogue boxes and objects that can be moved or resized, usually with a pointing device such as a mouse.

H

Hardware - A computer and the associated physical equipment directly involved in the performance of data processing or communication functions.

Hit - A hit is simply any request to the web server for any type of file. This can be an HTML page, an image (jpeg, gif, png, etc.), a sound clip, a cgi script and many other file types. An HTML page can account for several hits: the page itself, each image on the page and any embedded sound or video clips. Therefore, the number of hits that a website receives is not a valid popularity gauge but rather an indication of server use and loading.

HTML - Hyper Text Markup Language is used to write documents for the World Wide Web and to specify hypertext links between related objects and documents.

HTTP - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol is a standard method of transferring data between a web server and a web browser.

I

IIS - Microsoft Internet Information Server or IIS as it is commonly called, is a popular web server software system for Windows operating systems. It is currently unavailable for other operating systems. For more information, see Microsoft.com.

Impression - A display, on a search engine or other source, of a referral link or advertisement.

Include - "Include" is a filter type available in the Google Analytics Filters configuration. If an Include filter is applied to a Profile, only the log file lines (hits) that match the Include will be used in the creation of the corresponding Google Analytics reports.

Initial Session - This is the first Session conducted by a trackable Unique Visitor during the current Date Range. This value is equal to the total number of Unique Visitors during the same Date Range (each Unique Visitor has at least one session). This value is provided in contrast to Repeat Sessions.

IP Address - An identifier for a computer or device on a TCP/IP network. Networks using the TCP/IP protocol route messages based on the IP address of the destination. The format of an IP address is a numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods. Each number ranges from 0 to 255.

ISP - Internet Service Provider. A company which provides other companies or individuals with access to, or presence on, the Internet. Most ISPs are also Internet Access Providers -- extra services include help with design, creation and administration of WWW sites, etc.

J

Java - An object-oriented programming language invented by Sun Microsystems. Java is designed to run on any type of computer hardware through an intermediary layer called a virtual machine, which translates Java instructions into native code for that particular computer.

JavaScript - Small element of code embedded on web pages and executed by the browser when the page is viewed by a visitor.

K

Keyword - A keyword is a database index entry that identifies a specific record or document. Keyword searching is the most common form of text search on the web. Most search engines do their text query and retrieval using keywords. Unless the author of the web document specifies the keywords for his/her document (this is possible by using meta tags), it is up to the search engine to determine them. Essentially, this means that search engines pull out and index words that are believed to be significant. Words that are mentioned towards the top of a document and words that are repeated several times throughout the document are more likely to be deemed important.

L

Last Run - This is the time the task in question last ran, whether successfully or not. As soon as the same task is run again, this value will change to the new start time.

Log file - A file created by a web or proxy server which contains all of the access information regarding the activity on that server. Each line in a log file generated by web server software is a hit or request for a file. Therefore, the number of lines in a log file will be equal to the number of hits in the file, not counting any field definitions line(s) that may be present.

M

Medium (Campaign Tracking) - In the context of campaign tracking, medium indicates the means by which a visitor to a site received the link to that site. Examples of mediums are "organic" and "cost-per-click" in the case of search engine links and "email" and "print" in the case of newsletters. The UTM variable for medium is utm_medium.

Medium is one of the five dimensions of campaign tracking; the other four dimensions are source, campaign, term and content.

Meta Tag - A special HTML tag that provides information about a web page. Unlike normal HTML tags, meta tags do not affect the way the page is displayed. Instead, they provide information such as who created the page, how often it is updated, what the page is about and which keywords represent the page's content. Many search engines use this information when building their indices.

Multihome - A multihome, or load balanced, network means distributing processing and communications activity evenly across a computer network so that no single device is overwhelmed. Load balancing is especially important for networks where it is difficult to predict the number of requests that will be issued to a server. Busy websites typically employ two or more web servers in a load-balancing scheme. If one server starts to get swamped, requests are forwarded to another server with more capacity.

N

Navigation - Describes the movement of a user through a website or other application interface. This term also indicates the system of available links and buttons that the user can use to navigate through the website.

NCSA - NCSA stands for the National Centre for Supercomputing Applications. The NCSA developed several important web protocols and software systems, including the standard logging type used by Apache -- NCSA Extended Combined.

Network - A set of computers connected so that they can communicate and share information. Most major networks are connected to the global network-of-networks, called the Internet.

No Referral - The "(no referral)" entry appears in various Referrals reports in the cases when the visitor to the site got there by typing the URL directly into the browser window or using a bookmark/favourite. In other words, the visitor did not click on a link to get to the site, so there was no referral, technically speaking.

O

Online - A general term referring to anything connected to or conveyed through a communication network.

Organisation - The classification to which a Domain Name belongs. Typical Suffixes are: .com = Commercial, .org = Organisation, .edu = Educational, .int = International, .gov = Government, .mil = Military, net = Network

OS - (Operating System) Software designed to control the hardware of a specific data-processing system in order to allow users and application programmes to employ it easily. (MacOS, Windows 95)

P

Page - Also known as a web page, a page is defined as a single file delivered by a web server that contains HTML or similar content. Any file that is not specifically a GIF, JPEG, PING, JS (javascript) or CSS (style sheet) is considered a page.

Page View - A page is defined as any file or content delivered by a web server that would generally be considered as a web document. This includes HTML pages (.html, .htm, .shtml), script-generated pages (.cgi, .asp, .cfm, etc.) and plain-text pages. It also includes sound files (.wav, .aiff, etc.), video files (.mov, etc.) and other non-document files. Only image files (.jpeg, .gif, .png), javascript (.js) and style sheets (.css) are excluded from this definition. Each time a file defined as a page is served, a page view is registered by Google Analytics.

Password - A password is the word or code used to authenticate a user on the Google Analytics administration or reporting system, or any other protected system. It is advisable to use passwords that are difficult to guess, such as those containing numbers or symbols.

Path - A Path is defined as a series of clicks resulting in distinct page views. A Path cannot contain non-pages, such as image files. Each step in a path will have a name, such as "index.html".

Pay-per-click - An advertising model in which the sponsor (advertiser) pays a certain amount to the publisher each time the sponsor's ad is clicked. Also referred to as cost-per-click.

PDF - Portable Document Format. File format developed by Adobe Systems to allow for display and printing of formatted documents across platforms and systems. PDF files can be read on any system equipped with the Acrobat Reader software, regardless of whether or not your computer has the software that the document was created in.

Platform - A platform is a specific computer hardware and software operating system combination that represents a specific user's configuration and method of accessing the Internet. Common platforms include Windows NT/x86 (Microsoft Windows NT on a standard Intel-type PC), Mac PPC (Macintosh with Power PC processor), Red Hat Linux 6.1 x86 (Linux on a standard Intel-type PC).

Post - There are two methods to send HTML form data to a server. GET, the default, will send the form input in an URL, whereas POST sends it in the body of the submission. The latter method means you can send larger amounts of data and that the URL of the form results does not show the encoded form.

Prior Unique Visitor - A Prior Unique Visitor is defined as a unique visitor to the website that returned during the specified Date Range after previously visiting your site, as identified by tracking devices such as cookies.

Profile - A Profile is a set of rules governing the production of a set of Google Analytics reports from log file data. Generally, there will be one Profile per domain/URL (e.g., www.Googleanalytics.com). However, there can be any number of Profiles for any one source, as each may have different rules for exclusion or inclusion of certain log data elements. Google Analytics provides up to 50 Profiles per account.

Protocol - An established method of exchanging data over the Internet.

Q

Query Token - A query token is a special character in URL that differentiates the main URL from the specific query. For example, in this URL:

http://www.Google.com/search?q=analytics

the query token is the question mark.

R

Referral Errors - A referral error occurs whenever someone clicks on a link that points to your site but that contains a reference to a non-existent page or file. This action usually results in a "404 Not Found"-type error.

Referrals - A referral occurs when any hyperlink is clicked on that takes a web surfer to any page or file in another website; it could be text, an image or any other type of link. When a web surfer arrives at your site from another site, the server records the referral information in the hit log for every file requested by that surfer. If a search engine was used to obtain the link, the name of the search engine and any keywords used are recorded as well.

Referrer - The URL of an HTML page that refers visitors to a site.

Regular Expressions - Regular Expressions are tools defined by the POSIX specification used to match text strings based on rules invoked by special characters, such as asterisks ("*"). Regular Expressions are powerful tools and should be fully understood before use. For more information, please see the IEEE Sites.

Repeat Session - This is a session for which the visitor could be tracked as unique and as having been to the site before this session during the current Date Range.

Report - A report set is a distinct Google Analytics report about one particular website, part of a website or content group. A report set will have all Google Analytics' reporting features dedicated to the analysis of itself only. Generally, one report set is defined for each website, though more than one can be configured.

Returning Sessions - Returning Sessions represent the number of times unique visitors returned to your website during a specified time period.

Revenue - In versions of Google Analytics that support e-commerce reporting, the term Revenue is used in place of whichever local currency is being used, since Google Analytics supports currencies other than the US dollar. Revenue tabs appear on several reports as a data display option when appropriate.

Reverse DNS It performs the opposite function of the DNS server, which turns names into IP addresses.

ROI (Return on Investment) - (Revenue - Cost)/ Cost, expressed as a percentage.

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Scalable - Quality of an implementation that allows it to grow as the use of the service increases.

Script - A short computer programme written in a simplified programming language, such as JavaScript, VBScript or Perl.

Search Engine - A Search Engine is a programme that searches documents for specified keywords and returns a list of the documents where the keywords were found, ranked according to relevance (or at least that is the intent). Although a search engine is really a general class of programmes, the term is often used to specifically describe systems like Google and AltaVista that enable users to search for documents on the World Wide Web.

Session - A Session is a defined quantity of visitor interaction with a website. The definition will vary depending on how Visitors are tracked. Some common visitor tracking methods and corresponding Session definitions:

  • IP-based Visitor Tracking: A Session is a series of hits from one visitor (as defined by the visitor's IP address) wherein no two hits are separated by more than 30 minutes. If there is a gap of 30 minutes or more from this visitor, an additional Session is counted.
  • IP+User Agent Visitor Tracking: A Session is a series of hits from one visitor (as defined by the visitor's IP address and user-agent, such as Netscape 4.72) wherein no two hits are separated by more than 30 minutes. If there is a gap of 30 minutes or more from this visitor, an additional Session is counted.
  • Unique Visitor Tracking (cookie-based, such as Google Analytics' UTM): A Session is a period of interaction between a visitor's browser and a particular website, ending upon the closure of the browser window or shut down of the browser programme.

Shell Archive - A shell archive is a collection of files that can be unpacked by using the Unix Bourne shell command interpreter/bin/sh.

Site Domains - Site Domains are all the valid domains (URLs) that point to a given websites. For example, the Site Domains for Google.com are: www.Google.com and Google.com.

Software - The programmes, routines and symbolic languages that control the functioning of the hardware and direct its operation. Written programmes or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory.

Source (Campaign Tracking) - In the context of campaign tracking, a source is the origin of a referral. Examples of sources are the Google search engine, the AOL search engine, the name of a newsletter or the name of a referring website. The UTM variable for source is utm_source.

Source is one of the five dimensions of campaign tracking; the other four dimensions are campaign, medium, term and content.

Source - Also know as source code. The actual text and commands stored in an HTML file (including tags, comments and scripts) that may not be visible when the page is viewed with a web browser.

Status Code - A status code, also known as an error code, is a 3-digit code number assigned to every request (hit) received by the server. Most valid hits will have a status code of 200 ("ok"). "Page not found" errors will generate a 404 error. Some commonly seen codes are shown below in bold .

  • 100 Continue
  • 101 Switching Protocols
  • 200 OK
  • 201 Created
  • 202 Accepted
  • 203 Non-Authoritative Information
  • 204 No Content
  • 205 Reset Content
  • 206 Partial Content
  • 300 Multiple Choices
  • 301 Moved Permanently
  • 302 Moved Temporarily
  • 303 See Other
  • 304 Not Modified
  • 305 Use Proxy
  • 400 Bad Request
  • 401 Authorisation Required
  • 402 Payment Required
  • 403 Forbidden
  • 404 Not Found
  • 405 Method Not Allowed
  • 406 Not Acceptable
  • 407 Proxy Authentication Required
  • 408 Request Time-Out
  • 409 Conflict
  • 410 Gone
  • 411 Length Required
  • 412 Precondition Failed
  • 413 Request Entity Too Large
  • 414 Request-URL Too Large
  • 415 Unsupported Media Type
  • 500 Server Error
  • 501 Not Implemented
  • 502 Bad Gateway
  • 503 Out of Resources
  • 504 Gateway Time-Out
  • 505 HTTP Version not supported

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Task - A Task is a log-processing event of any type programmed into the Scheduler. Tasks can be set to execute at virtually any frequency desired, but are generally set to run at a daily interval.

Term (Campaign Tracking) - In the context of campaign tracking, term refers to the keyword(s) that a visitor types into a search engine. The UTM variable for term is utm_term. Term is one of the five campaign dimensions; the other four are source, medium, content and campaign.

Top-Level Domain For instance, the TLD of Google.com is ".com" and the TLD of Google.co.uk is ".uk".

Total Unique Visitor Sessions - The total number of Sessions from identified Unique Visitors during the time period ( Date Range ) being analysed.

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Unique Visitor Session - A Unique Visitor Session is a quantity of visitor interaction with a website for which the visitor can be tracked and declared with a high degree of confidence as being unique for the time period being analysed.

Unique Visitors - Unique Visitors represent the number of unduplicated (counted only once) visitors to your website over the course of a specified time period. A Unique Visitor is determined using cookies.

Untrackable Session - A period of visitor interaction with a website for which the visitor cannot necessarily be distinguished as unique or not.

URL - Uniform Resource Locator is a means of identifying an exact location on the Internet. For example, http://www.Googleanalytics.com/support/platforms.html is the URL that defines the use of HTTP to access the web page platforms.html in the /support/ directory on the Google Analytics website. URLs typically have four parts: protocol type (HTTP), host domain name (www.Googleanalytics.com), directory path (/support/) and file name (platforms.html).

User - As it pertains to Google Analytics, a user is defined as a person who has specific report set access, a username and password. To set up a user in Google Analytics' administrative system, click on the Access Manager tab at the top of the screen. Then click "Add" in the Existing Access table on the right.

User Agent - A user agent is a generic term for any programme used for accessing a website. This includes browsers (such as Internet Explorer or Netscape), robots and spiders and any other software programme that acts as an "agent" for a someone or something seeking information from a website.

Username - A Username is a name used to gain access to a computer system. Usernames and usually passwords are required in multi-user systems. In most such systems, users can choose their own usernames and passwords.

UTM - The UTM is the Google Analytics Traffic Monitor, a system whereby unique visitors can be accurately tracked using a combination of server and client-side technology including cookies. Please see the UTM white paper for more information.

V

View Total - The View Total is the tally of items currently shown in the report. This total does not include items that are not shown. For example, if the report in question is showing 10 items out of 45, the View Total number represents the total for only the 10 items shown. Below the View Total listing is the Total, which represents the tally of all items in this report for this Date Range.

Visit - See Session.

Visitor - A Visitor is a construct designed to come as close as possible to defining the number of actual, distinct people who visited a website. There is of course no way to know if two people are sharing a computer from the website's perspective, but a good visitor-tracking system can come close to the actual number. The most accurate visitor-tracking systems generally employ cookies to maintain tallies of distinct visitors.

Visitor Session - A Visitor Session is a defined period of interaction between a Visitor (both unique and untrackable visitor types) and a website. The definition of a Sessionvaries depending on the type of visitor tracking employed.

Visitor Sessions - Visitor Sessions represent the number of times individual users visited your website over the course of a specified time period. This is a sum of First-time, Returning and Unknown Sessions.

Visitors Total - Visitors is the number of Total Unique Visitors plus the number of Untrackable IP-based Visitors, which represents all individual visitors to your website over the course of a specified time period.

W

W3C - The W3C, or World Wide Web Consortium, is a standards body dedicated to ensuring interoperability between all the varied system and network types that comprise the World Wide Web part of the Internet. The W3C log format is commonly used by several web server software systems, such as Microsoft IIS. For more information.

Web Server - This is a vague term whose meaning must be determined by the context in which it is used. It will mean one of two things: The physical computer that acts as a server. This is a computer just like any other. It is called a server because its main function is to deliver web pages. There is often nothing particularly special about a server's hardware, it is only a server because of the software.



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This event is open to the public, but there is a cost of $25 per person. Contact Brian Rogers by Friday, June 2, at (573) 526-1981 or brian.rogers@sos.mo.gov to reserve your place. Payment should be mailed to the Friends of the Missouri State Archives at P.O. Box 242, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
          Utovar nedeljom, 27. novembar 2016.        
¡Hasta la victoria siempre! In memoriam: Fidel Castro 1926-2016 U petak uveče je na Neko Bolje Mesto otišao poslednji političar na svetu koji je bio prava ikona. Voleli ga ili ne, slagali se sa njegovim načelima ili ne, za Fidela Kastra ste mogli da kažete svašta, ali jednu stvar nikako: da je bio folirant. Ne: sve što je govorio, bilo je ne zato što je to bilo tačno ono što slušaoci u tom trenutku treba da čuju (kao što rade političari iz moćnih zemalja) niti zato što mu je neko programirao epizodu koju u tom času treba da odigra (kao što rade... dabome), nego zato što je tako mislio da treba – u tom času i uvek. Fidel Castro Sad kad je otišao, budite slobodni da potražite nekog vođu koji je na tom nivou. Ako ga nađete, javite nam, jer mi za drugog takvog ne znamo. I zato, bili vi za ili protiv Fidelovih ideja, priznaćete da je to bio nivo principa koji jeste funkcionisao u siromašnoj zemlji od 11 miliona stanovnika. Da, jednoumlje. Ali Fidel je pre svih drugih prepoznao da je alternativa bila u bezumlju. Rasprave o tome šta je Fidel uradio Kubi ne bi mogle da idu bez toga šta je prethodno Kuba učinila njemu. Ali, to je prostor za priču u kojem mi, iz pozicije salonskih komentatora, udobno zavaljenih u svoje fotelje pred konzolama računara, ne bismo umeli da se snađemo. Pedeset godina izolacije, pri čemu je izolacija iznutra možda bila veća od one spolja, učinilo je da trulež nametanja jednoumnog političkog mišljenja učini stanovnike Kube na neki čudan način mekim, dragim i gostoljubivim. Neki naši prijatelji su svedočili kako su se na Kubi osećali bezbedno kao u svojoj ulici, te da nisu videli namršteno lice za tri nedelje boravka, uključujući ulaske u one kvartove gradova koje turistički vodiči ni ne pominju, a kamoli da u njih vode. Kuba, 21. vek Naš prijatelj, književnik nagrađivan za literaturu napisanu na jeziku koji mu nije maternji, koji je na Kubi bio, rekao je povodom Fidelove smrti (u slobodnom prevodu sa engleskog): Najveći problem koji su američki predsednici imali sa Kastrom je taj da on nije ubio milione ljudi, nije organizovao montirane procese i bio je pravi i iskreni marksist i žestok kubanski nacionalist. Da, Kuba je siromašna, ali to je možda jedino mesto na svetu gde zapadnjaci neizbežno moraju da postave sebi neka vrlo duboka pitanja o kvalitetu sopstvenog života i da li su odabrali pametno. Na Kubi postoji koncentracioni logor. Gvantanamo. Ali to nije njegov logor. Fraza o tome da je Fidel Kastro bio otelotvorenje Kube ima težinu, ali i utemeljenje u stvarnosti. Dok je većina srećnika koji su Kubu videli svojim očima pričala o tome kako se na ulicama mogu videti brojni američki automobili stari 60 godina i više (i poneka Lada godišta do 1990), samo malobrojni bi se setili da skrenu pažnju kako su svi ti automobili još uvek u voznom stanju. Možda bismo mogli na čas da mislimo baš u tom smeru: hajde da se na nekoliko sekundi zapitamo o tome kako ko obezbeđuje vozno stanje svog automobila, kao i šta je toj metodi uzrok, a šta posledica. I možda se baš tu nalazi odgovor na pitanje "šta je to Kuba iz ere Fidela Kastra". FidelKako će izgledati svet posle poslednjeg čoveka koji je iskreno mislio i govorio da je zapadna demokratija samo maska većih igara i to zdušno objašnjavao svetu? Na globalnom planu, isto kao i do sada; inercija neoliberalnog kapitalizma je već tolika da samo neka kataklizma može da je zaustavi. A kako će izgledati Kuba? Videćemo. Gotovo je sa nevinošću anahronih slika koje su nam dolazile sa egzotičnog karipskog ostrva. Slike sa Kube više neće biti one na koje smo navikli. Nastavite sa čitanjem >>
          Utovar nedeljom, 6. novembar 2016.        
Ne samo da su izmišljali neprijatelje, nego su ih i naoružavali.

Vesna Denčić

Valjalo bi da raščlanimo zašto mislimo da nije neophodno pominjati Njega i Njegove baš uvek, nakon što je jedan naš pažljivi čitalac prokomentarisao svoje čuđenje što u prošlom utovaru nismo pomenuli ujdurmu sa nekakvim vozilom punim oružja pronađenim na mestu na kojem može da se dovede u vezu sa Njim i Njegovima. Stvar je jednostavna i hajde da jednom za svagda raskrstimo sa tim. PrirodaPrvo: On je činovnik. Vrhunski činovnik, politikom obojen i politikom vođen, ali činovnik. Ili bi barem to trebalo da bude. Njegov posao je da vodi logistiku države. Da li On taj posao radi i kako ga radi, drugo je pitanje o kojem treba da raspravljate na nekom drugom mestu sa nekim drugim, a ne ovde sa nama i ostalim posetiocima Suštine pasijansa. Drugo: činovnik ili ne, On (ili bilo ko drugi da vodi logostiku države) ima način, pa i mandat, da radi i neke stvari o kojima se ne priča. Može i treba ponekad baš tako: bez galame i prašine obaviti ponešto. A to znači da galama o stvarima koje nisu završene predstavlja neki loš znak. Koji je to loš znak: nesigurnost, prikrivanje nečeg drugog ili, prosto, manija veličine? O tome treba da raspravljate na nekom drugom mestu sa nekim drugim, a ne ovde sa nama i ostalim posetiocima Suštine pasijansa. Treće: sa gorepomenutim mandatom da neke stvari radi sa galamom ili tiho, besno udaranje u talambase u času kad nije vreme za talambasanje nego za hitru i efikasnu istragu budi sumnju svake iole inteligentne osobe. Sad, da li je to talambasanje sredstvo spinovanja (skretanja medijske pažnje sa jednog područja na drugo), da li je sredstvo estradne politike u času kada treba odigrati neki valcer, kolo ili kazačok (u svakom slučaju: plesati kako drugi svira), te da li je možda galama ipak samo pojavni oblik manije veličine, teško je pitanje na koje ovde nećete naći odgovor, jer se mi tim pitanjem ovde ne bavimo, što bi reklo da nismo u potrazi ni za kakvim odgovorom te vrste. Osim toga, tim pitanjem i proisteklim odgovorima svi mi treba da se bavimo na glasačkom mestu, a ne na jednom rock'n'roll blogu koji se drsko obraća prevashodno onima koji su u životu pročitali barem stotinu knjiga. Knjige Da li smo se razumeli? Ne prisiljavajte nas na kolokvijalni rečnik iznad crte preloma. I ne prisiljavajte nas da se izjašnjavamo zašto danas nema reči o kretanjima u svetskom tenisu. Takođe, ne mislimo da je važno šta je rekao Mario Vargas Ljosa. Nastavite sa čitanjem >>
          Carmelo Anthony Traded to Knicks        
Finally, Carmelo Anthony will now be a Knick.

Reports are abound that the Denver Nuggets, the New York Knicks and in lesser extent, the Minnesota Timberwolves all agreed in a multi-player mega deal that finally put an end to the Melo-drama trade speculations.


Though the deal is yet to be formalized, the Denver Nuggets let go Carmelo Anthony to his favored city to play at [Knicks] along with Chaucey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman. In return, the Nuggets will get Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler and Timofey Mozgov plus draft pics. Minnesota, as part of this deal, will get Eddy Curry and Anthony Randolph. There are other things involved but those are said to be the player movements.

Melo probably feels like leaping for joy at the top of the Empire State Building no less with this development. He has long given signs that New York is where he wants to play. Not to mention, he also get the $65 million extension.

For the price of giving four NBA starters for Anthony's talents, the New York Knicks are clearly following the blue print of the Miami Heat. And New York can still add another star come 2012.

With Melo, playing alongside Amar'e Stoudemire, the Knicks should be a shoo-in to make the playoffs in the next three seasons at least. And MSG can stand for Melo-Stoudemire Garden.

But to win a championship? they need solid bench play and, of course, defense.


          Zelim        
Zelim njegov zagrljaj
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Njegov zagrljaj
          Midday open thread: Most sustainable U.S. cities—San Jose, Seattle, Provo; Benghazi emails return!        

Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is Twitter bots sticking with Trump:

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• Study of most sustainable cities put San Jose, Calif.; Provo, Utah; and Seattle at the top of the  list:

Today, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which co-produces the Global SDG Index, released the first-ever U.S. Cities SDG Index. The Index ranks the 100 most populous U.S. cities, using Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), based on their performance on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Results show that all U.S. cities, even those at the top of the Index, have far to go to achieve the SDGs.

The U.S. Cities SDG Index uses 49 indicators from 16 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – goals that were agreed upon by all countries at the United Nations in September 2015. The Index provides a more holistic and comprehensive assessment of sustainable development challenges faced by U.S. cities than available through other metrics.

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• As transit ridership nationwide falls, Los Angeles is bucking the trend:

We’ve seen a general decline in transit riders around the country as the economy has improved, gas prices have fallen, and public transport systems have aged. But Los Angeles is bucking that trend.

Take the Expo line, which opened in May 2016 and runs from downtown L.A. to the beach. It carried an average of 64,000 riders each weekday in June 2017 — an increase of almost 20,000 riders from a year earlier. Officials had predicted the line wouldn’t get that popular until 2030.

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• Elon Musk once fired his assistant of 12 years because she asked for a raise.

• Oh, thank goodness, a judge wants State Dept. to get to bottom of Benghazi emails:

Adding a new wrinkle to litigation over the 2012 U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, a federal judge put a spotlight Wednesday on emails sent by three aides to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“This matter is a far cry from a typical FOIA case,” the ruling by U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta says, abbreviating Freedom of Information Act. “Secretary Clinton used a private email server, located in her home, to transmit and receive work-related communications during her tenure as secretary of state.” [...]

He agreed with [the right-wing Judicial Watch] Tuesday that the agency must search the state.gov email accounts of three former Clinton aides: former chief of staff Cheryl Mills, former deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin, and former director of policy planning Jacob Sullivan.

• Trump’s having trouble keeping his promise to kill birth control benefit:

President Donald Trump boasted in Maythat the lawsuits challenging the birth control benefit accommodation in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were over because the challengers, groups of religiously affiliated nonprofits, had “won.”

The basis of Trump’s claim? His religious imposition executive order, which he suggested had the force of statutory law and could relieve those groups of their obligations to comply with the ACA. Last week, a federal appeals court reminded Trump he doesn’t actually have the power to unilaterally change the birth control benefit, no matter how many promises he makes.

On Friday, a split panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Real Alternatives, a so-called crisis pregnancy center, must provide all employees with non-discriminatory health insurance benefits, including birth control. The ruling is the most recent in a series of cases stalled out in the federal courts while Republicans try to find a way—any way—to undo both the ACA and its corresponding reproductive health benefits.

On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: Things may not be normal, but at least the polling is. And Greg Dworkin can prove it. Armando is bummed that the most stupid president is getting advice from the most stupid TV show. And even if we survive, will internal Dem tribalism cost us our bench?

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          Your Obamacare insurance premiums went up? Thank Trump and the Republicans        

All those threats of Obamacare sabotage from popular vote loser Donald Trump have actually been sabotage in and of themself, a new study shows, and the only people being punished by that are the people on Obamacare. The administration's actions have trigged double-digit premium increases in Affordable Care Act policies, the study concludes.

The analysis released Thursday by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that mixed signals from President Donald Trump have created uncertainty "far outside the norm," leading insurers to seek higher premium increases for 2018 than would otherwise have been the case. […]

Researchers from the Kaiser foundation looked at proposed premiums for a benchmark silver plan across major metropolitan areas in 20 states and Washington, D.C. Overall, they found that 15 of those cities will see increases of 10 percent or more next year.

The highest: a 49 percent jump in Wilmington, Delaware. The only decline: a 5 percent reduction in Providence, Rhode Island.

About 10 million people who buy policies through HealthCare.gov and state-run markets are potentially affected, as well as another 5 million to 7 million who purchase individual policies on their own.

Most of the people who buy their policies through the ACA exchanges will be insulated from those premium hikes because of the federal subsidies provided to them under the law. It's those 5-7 million who have their own individual policies who are going to be hit the hardest. There will also be less choice for individual market shoppers—there will be an average of 4.6 insurers participating in the states studied in 2018, as opposed to 5.7 insurers this year.


          OCTOBER COMING!        
patutnya entry nie dpublish smlm lg..tp ntah apa mslahnya..bila dah publish x kuar sprtmana yg aku nk..grrrr!

sibuk! 2 ja ayt bleh aku ckp sepanjang bulan sept. nie..minggu lepas aku g jb ada urusan..urusan apakah?? arie ahd dah tolak g sana..n arie rabu balik kedah..3hari aku b'cuti ok..bess! wat mcm tmpt aku keja nie bapak i pnya..keh3..

28hb aku dpt interview kt JB..sbb 2 terpaksa ambik cuti lama..klu hari isnin mngkin x dak mslah..tp hari selasa..nk p jb 2 plak bkn 2 3 jam..10 jam okeh? penat sgtt..plak interview dr pg sampai ptg..mula pg dgn ujian fizikal..lari 4 5 round padang..tekan tubi..lompat jauh diri n sgala bagai yg b'kaitan..ptg 2 plak tnggu turn nk interview..so bayangkan badan yg penuh melekat dgn wangian semulajadi 2 kena tukar pakai baju kurung plak..haihh..sabar ja la..sehari kat tmpt tmdga 2 wat kepala aku jd pening sgt..balik hotel terus pengsan n dera enchek husben massage 1 badan smpai lega..tp yg geramnya beliau plak yg lebih2 penatnya..kesudahan malam 2 aku yg massage lebih kat beliau..ee.. x aci betul!

muka penat n lapar..dr pukul 7.00am sampai 6.30pm..pinggan bersih dr sgla makanan..;)

bulan september nie bulan yg agk sibuk + kepala otak jd serabut sbb kena bnyk wat kptsan besar yg melibatkan masa dpn..mungkin rezki aku agknya..bulan nie ada 3interview gov yg aku dpt..1 dah reject x dpt nk pegi yg mana interview pada 30hb sept kt kl..so nex wek plak aku n enchek husben akan b'gerak ke kl utk 2nd interview..semoga dpermudahkan segala urusan..amin..

26-09-2010 hari 2 besday aku..yeayy! dah umo 22..tengq utk suma yg dah wish besday samada kat blog mahupun di fb..toche2! 26hb dah otw g jb..ada 1 bnda yg jd yg akn aku ingt sampai bila2..omg! malu nk ingt balik..x nk cita kat blog..takut m'aibkan diri sndri..haha..;D

so dpt hadiah spesel dr enchek husben..jeng3..mari kita lihat step by step..;p

cantik sgt balutan hadiah nie..tp syg..pekerja kedai yg balut..bkn enchek husben..;p


cute card..comey sgt kad 2 dgn cat yg sgt melucukan..;)




kan dh ckp..cute..pink gtu..n yg paling "bes" x dak satu apa pun hasil tulisan tangan dr enchek husben..silap2 kad nie nti aku bg balik kt enchek husben..haha..;D

and hadiahnya ialah..jeng3...

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kotak lg besar dr barang..penuh dgn kertas2...;)

doakan moga sy berjaya utk 2nd interview nie..n yg paling pntng klu ada rezki dpt kat jb..semoga dpermudahkan segala kesulitan nti..aminn..

semoga bulan Oktober nie akan m'berikan kita suma lebih kebaikan dan kebahagiaan dr yg lepas2..insyaAllah..

notaakhirentry :- maaf sbb lama x jenguk kwn2..saya sgt sibuk spanjang bulan september nie..insyaAllah bila segalanya selesai dan keadaan kembali pulih sprti biasa..sy akn jenguk kalian semua..;')


          Ditemukan di Bulgaria: Reruntuhan Kota Tertua di Eropa Berusia Lebih Dari 4000 Tahun Sebelum Masehi        

Vasil Nikolov mengatakan dinding batu yang digali oleh timnya sampai saat ini diperkirakan berumur antara 4.700 dan 4.200 tahun sebelum masehi, dan beberapa kerangka manusia dikubur dengan cara yang aneh dan misterius, yaitu: dipotong menjadi dua bagian!
Beberapa orang arkeolog dari National Institute of Archaeology berhasil menemukan reruntuhan yang diperkirakan adalah sisa-sisa bangunan kota tua di Bulgaria.
Bulgaria adalah sebuah negara di semenanjung Balkan berpenduduk 7,3 juta, memiliki banyak situs zaman Neolitik, Chalcolithic dan gundukan-gundukan dari pemukiman di Zaman Perunggu serta sisa-sisa Helenistik, pusat-pusat kota Romawi dan Bizantium.
Salah satu dari puing-puing tersebut terkubur di kota Provadia, Bulgaria. Sekitar 25 mil dari pantai Laut Hitam negara itu. Diperkirakan reruntuhan itu adalah sisa-sisa bangunan kota yang dibangun sekitar 4.700 sampai 4.200 tahun Sebelum Masehi!
Apabila analisa yang dilakukan para arkeolog tersebut benar maka dapat dipastikan bahwa kota tersebut adalah kota tertua di Eropa, wow!
Profesor bidang arkeologi Vassil Nikolov memimpin penggalian. Dan dalam penggaliannya, para arkeolog menemukan dua pondasi bangunan, tembok dan beberapa gerbang.
Perkiraan awal menyebutkan bahwa bangunan tersebut berfungsi sebagai benteng pertahanan yang digunakan sebagai tempat penimbun garam kota.
Para peneliti mengungkapkan bahwa garam pada saat itu mempunyai nilai lebih tinggi dibandingkan minyak atau emas di zaman sekarang ini.
“Pada era tersebut, masyarakat yang mendiami tempat ini belum mengenal apa yang disebut pedati dan roda. Mereka secara manual mengangkut satu demi satu batu-batu besar yang disusun menjadi tembok raksasa.
Untuk melindungi kekayaan mereka, kota mereka dikelilingi oleh dinding batu setinggi tiga meter dan tebal dua meter yang peneliti percayai bahwa itu adalah benteng paling awal dan paling besar dari pra sejarah Eropa.
Untuk apa mereka membuat tembok ini? Apa yang mereka sembunyikan? Jawabannya adalah garam,” ungkap Vasil Nikolov, salah seorang peneliti seperti yang dikutip oleh Allgov (02/11/2012).

Kota prasejarah tertua di Eropa ditemukan. Kota tersebut diperkirakan dihuni oleh 350 orang pada masa lebih dari 4000 tahun lalu. (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Institute of History)
Nikolov juga menambahkan bahwa garam mempunyai nilai komoditi yang tinggi di zaman itu. “Seperti yang banyak peneliti lain ungkapkan, garam adalah salah satu alat pertukaran dimulai dari milenium ke-6 sampai 600 tahun Sebelum Masehi,” lanjutnya.
Vasil Nikolov mengatakan, dinding batu tinggi 3 meter (10 kaki)  dan tebal 2 meter (6 ½ kaki), yang diyakini sebagai benteng awal dan paling besar dari prasejarah Eropa.
“Kami mulai pekerjaan penggalian pada tahun 2005, tetapi baru setelah musim ini arkeolog kita dapat mengumpulkan cukup bukti untuk mendukung klaim ini,” kata Nikolov pada The Associated Press.
Tim sejauh ini telah menemukan sisa-sisa pemukiman rumah bertingkat dua dengan diameter sekitar 100 meter (328 kaki) dikelilingi oleh dinding benteng.

Sisa-sisa seorang pria dan dua anak di pekuburan dari sebuah kota kuno di dekat kota Provadia, beberapa 410 km (255 mil) timur laut dari Sofia. Sebuah tim ilmuwan yang dipimpin oleh arkeolog Bulgaria Profesor Vassil Nikolov telah menemukan penyelesaian yang tanggal kembali ke 4,700-4,200 SM (AP Photo / Handout Bulgarian National Institute of Archeology / V. Nikolov)
Penggalian juga menemukan serangkaian lubang yang digunakan untuk ritual serta bagian dari gerbang. Analisis karbon telah tanggal mereka untuk usia Chalcolithic menjadi antara 4.700 dan 4.200 SM, ataulebih dari satu milenium sebelum dimulainya peradaban Yunani kuno.
“Sampel baru dari penggalian telah dikirim ke Universitas Cologne, Jerman, untuk evaluasi lebih lanjut,” kata Nikolov. Sebelumnya Nikolov telah mengatakan pemukiman dekat Provadia adalah rumah bagi sekitar 350 orang yang cenderung menghasilkan garam dari batu-garam deposit di dekatnya.
“Mereka merebus air garam dari air asin dalam teknik yang berbeda, dimasukkan ke mangkuk keramik, lalu dikeringkan dan dipadatkan menjadi mirip batu bata, yang kemudian ditukar dengan komoditas lain dengan suku-suku tetangga,” kata Nikolov, mengutip sebagai bukti kemungkinan ditemukannya perhiasan emas dan tembaga dari artefak yang telah digali di wilayah tersebut.

Sebuah mayat utuh: Para peneliti belum mengetahui dan belum ada teori tentang mengapa beberapa mayat dimutilasi sebelum penguburan sedangkan kerangka lainnya dimakamkan secara keseluruhan. (CNN)
Yang paling berharga adalah koleksi dari 3.000 keping emas yang digali 40 tahun lalu di dekat kota Laut Hitam, Varna. Hal ini diyakini sebagai harta karun emas tertua di dunia.
“Selama ribuan tahun, garam adalah salah satu komoditas yang paling berharga, garam adalah uang,” kata Nikolov, menambahkan bahwa dinding batu besar yang dimaksudkan adalah untuk menjaga garam tetap kering dan  aman.
Rumah dua lantai, serta jarum tembaga dan tembikar yang ditemukan di kuburan pada sebuah situs, ini membuktikan komunitas orang-orang kaya yang bekerja dan memproduksi garam yang sangat menguntungkan.
Nikolov mengharapkan lebih menemukan banyak bukti pada musim panas mendatang disaat timnya akan  kembali lagi ke situs tersebut dan memuji Gipson New York-based foundation, yang mendanai sebagian besar penggalian di tahun ini. “Kami tidak akan mampu untuk melanjutkan penggalian tanpa sumbangan dari pihak luar,” katanya.
Kerangka Manusia Dikubur Dengan Ritual Yang Misterius
Pemukiman dari apa yang dianggap kota tertua di Eropa ini ada sebuah misteri aneh yang belum terpecahkan. Dari situs-situs kuburan yang ditemukan, ada yang menguburkannya jenazah dengan cara memotong jenazah.

Ritual aneh: Beberapa mayat ditemukan di pekuburan kota tertua di Eropa terlihat kerangka yang terbelah dua dari pinggul ke atas yang dimakamkan di pemakaman tersebut. (CNN)
Menurut arkeolog, jenazah dipotong menjadi dua bagian atau  setengah, dan menguburkan mereka dari panggul ke atas.
Ini adalah suatu cara penguburan yang aneh dan kompleks.
Belum ada petunjuk mengapa beberapa mayat telah diiris atau dipotong setengah dan dikubur dari panggul ke atas.
Para peneliti juga menemukan bukti yang menunjukkan beberapa warga dari daerah penghasil garam adalah orang kaya.
Kota terdekat Provadia tetap menjadi pusat garam penting hingga masa kini, dengan banyak investasi asing yang ditujukan untuk penggaliannya. (dailymail.co.uk/abc.net.au/merdeka)

Penduduk kota tinggal di rumah berlantai dua dan menambang garam di daerah sekitarnya, garam adalah sumber daya penting pada zaman kuno (CNN)

Keamanan: Untuk melindungi kekayaan mereka, maka kota mereka dikelilingi oleh dinding batu setinggi tiga meter dan tebal dua meter (CNN)

Penemuan jarum berbentuk spiral dari tembaga telah memberikan petunjuk kepada arkeolog mengenai gaya rambut dari penduduk kuno kota itu (CNN)

Kerangka: ilmuwan Inggris, Jepang dan Jerman sejauh ini mengkonfirmasikan temuan tim Bulgaria, yang dilakukan selama penggalian dua bulan selama musim panas (CNN)

Terlihat kerangka sedang memegang mangkuk keramik yang digali dekat kota Bulgaria Provadia pada bulan September 2012, dalam sisa-sisa pemukiman yang di klaim menjadi kota prasejarah tertua di Eropa. Sisa-sisa runtuhan tersebut dari masa lima milenium sebelum masehi. (Bulgarian National Institute of Archaeology/AFP)
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          U.S. Chamber points out problems with FATCA website        

The Next Obamacare? FATCA Roll Out Flounders

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 8:45am — Written by David Kinkade

Website Woes Raise Concerns
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is responsible for the law’s implementation and enforcement, has faced serious technological difficulties in launching the FATCA online registration portal, where foreign financial institutions are required to register and report information on their account holders. The IRS estimates that between 200,000 and 400,000 financial institutions will register.
The initial Foreign Financial Institution Registration System (FRS) was developed and near deployment in 2012 at a cost of $8.6 million—then summarily terminated in November 2012 due to regulatory changes and policy issues arising amid the law’s implementation, the Wall Street Journal reports.
A modified and expanded registration site launched in August. The new release entailed an additional cost of $8 million, according to a September report from the IRS Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The TIGTA report suggests the new FRS is improved, but still faces potential problems. The TIGTA audit found that the redesigned FRS suffers from “poor management controls,” including inadequate planning, potential security flaws, and cost overruns, which “puts the system at risk of not functioning as intended once it is moved into production.”
The portal’s questionable security safeguards are particularly troubling, given that the site will be used to share sensitive information on account holders. James Jatras, a Washington, D.C., attorney who spearheads a movement to repeal the tax law notes that financial institutions and their clients should be concerned about how their data will be protected and used.
“There is nothing about the security protection of the data in the regulations,” Jatras tells Thomson Reuters in an assessment of how FATCA’s implementation woes are affecting stakeholders. “FATCA data is not treated as private and the data will be passed on to the intelligence agencies. If I was the [National Security Agency], I would love to get information on American accounts elsewhere, and what other account information looks like.”
While the FATCA technological challenges haven’t been a debacle on the scale of the botched launch of the Healthcare.gov site this fall, it’s worth wondering why the IRS should have such difficulty in launching a well-performing website with three years’ lead time. 
Hurry Up and Wait: More FATCA Delays
The numerous delays to the law’s implementation raise additional questions about the law’s soundness. Initially slated to take effect in January 2013, the start date has been pushed back repeatedly—it’s now set for July 1, 2014.
But even that date could be a moving target. The IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), an advisory council to the agency composed of tax professionals, just this month proposed delaying FATCA implementation to January 2015, a view shared by various banking and financial organizations. 
Some say the repeated delays are fostering additional uncertainty about the law.
“The law is very broad, with many moving parts. It is evolving as Treasury (rightly or wrongly) changes its implementation by using [intergovernmental agreements (IGAs),” tax analystJeremy Scott writes at Forbes. “If IRPAC and the financial industry want Treasury to wait for all the significant guidance to be finalized before the withholding regime is put into force, FATCA will be waiting a very long time to become law.”
Scott concludes that financial services providers will never be satisfied with FATCA, and argues the Treasury Department should let the law take full effect without delays. However, an equally strong case can be made that the endless delays and revisions are evidence that the law was poorly conceived and likely to suffer shoddy implementation.
Full text in https://www.uschamber.com/blog/next-obamacare-fatca-roll-out-flounders



          Muzej v spominu        
Medtem ko s plastično žličko, nepočesana, Å¡e v spalni srajci, s pliÅ¡asto čapljo v naročju, hranim Lucijana, ki sedi v svojem stolčku, online berem kolumno Renate Salecl Prazen stol in popisan list. O filozofih, med drugim, seveda zaradi AleÅ¡a Debeljaka; le enkrat sem brala nekaj njegovega, ne preveč navduÅ¡ena. Pa zelo zoprn glas je imel. Zmrazilo me je, naježena koža. Saleclova piÅ¡e o profesorju Žvanu, ki je bil tudi Njegov profesor. Ne samo AleÅ¡ev, njegov, ki je zaznamoval moj Å¡tudij. Večkrat mi je pripovedoval o Žvanovih predavanjih, očitno je na mnoge nadobudne Å¡tudente naredil močan vtis, pred prvim izpitom NKF pri Kobetu mi je celo skopiral svoje zapiske z Žvanovih predavanj. In privrejo spomini. Na čas, tako zelo drugačen zdaju, pa Å¡e ni tako oddaljen. Vsega se Å¡e plastično spomnim, kak vonj, beseda, Å¡um, me sempatja spomijo na ta čas, a ga skuÅ¡am ne preveč dolgo zadržati s seboj. Ker zdaj živim tu, drugače, brez vseh tistih knjig, misli, občutij. No, nekatere imam tudi tu s seboj, na policah, a jih ne vzamem več v roke. Zelo zelo redko. Potem o Barthesu, Barthes, fiju, že ime je tako krasno, da se naježim. Strukturalizem je bil zame kot poezija. Goltala sem teorijo, jo po svoje živela. Spomnim se, da sem takrat zelo redko gledala televizijo, ker se mi je zdela prebedasta. Futer za ovce. Filme sem si zloadala, in tisto, kar me je zanimalo, dnevnega programa nisem spremljala. Zdaj spet ga, vsaj včasih, vedno razočarana. Nad bedo, ki nas obdaja, slabo artikulacijo ljudi, ki brez zadržka nastopajo pred ekrani, slaboumnimi koncepti oddaj. V bistvu se ni skoraj nič spremenilo, le da se je. Čas zase sem zamenjala za čas za otroka, ki pomeni več kot karkoli, to že, ampak okoli mene je vse Å¡e enako. V meni ni več enako, je pa Å¡e, vedno bo. In prazni stoli bodo vedno asociirali z vabljivimi nepopisanimi listi. Ki hote ali nehote nase priklicujejo spomine in popolnoma navaden dan, mrko siv in nenačrtovan, pridobi malo trÅ¡i okvir. Pogledala sem skozenj, spomini, vsebina s časa malo nazaj, bo z mano Å¡la  skozi dan. Lucijan bo kakÅ¡no žlico vanilijeve kaÅ¡ice namesto v usta dobil na lice. Razmazal si jo bo po čelu in laseh, skrbna mami ga bom mirno, smehljaje obrisala in mu dala Å¡e eno. Malo z zamudo, pa vendar. Ne bo lačen. Å e lubčka bo dobil, za vse nazaj in naprej. Za potrežljivost z mano, za ljudi, ki so, a ne več tu. Malo Å¡e v meni, a vse postopoma izzveni, ne?

Ko bova Å¡la z vozičkom do knjigarne, po knjigico s plastičnimi platnicami za dojenčke, se bom z mislimi sprehajala po jezikovni koži. Po spominu, ki zadrhti, ko ga pobožaÅ¡  ...



          KSENIJA PAVIĆ ODVJETNICA PODRŽAVA LOPOVE        
PREDSTAVNICI ZAKONA STAVILI SU SE NA STRANU ODMETNIKA! Priča broj: 3. Policajac se napio na kramu Velike Gospe u Novoj Rači Jedan čovjek ne može promijeniti svijet, ali jedan čovjek može prenijeti poruku koja će promijeniti svijet. U svojoj priči, ja detaljno dokazujem i otkrivam kako su neki određeni policajci zloupotrebljavali svoju službu. Umjesto toga da štite zakon, oni su radili, i nalazili se izvan zakona. Ako ste se ikad zapitali što je teror i zavjera u policiji, u kojoj ima svega, od kršenja ljudskih prava i građanskih sloboda, do proganjanja, montiranih procesa, maltretiranja, itd. U skladu Statuta i programa MUP-a tj. Zakona i Ustava Republike Hrvatske, ova priča, potpuno oslikava suštu suprotnost, koja izaziva gađenje svakog poštenog građanina. Hrvatska javnost nije upoznata sa tehnikama i metodama policijskog prikazivanja i interpretiranja istine. Sumrak sumanutog policajca Dana 14. kolovoza 2005. godine, odnosno nekoliko minuta iza ponoći, tj. 15. kolovoza, u Novoj Rači totalno je pijani policajac Vlado Matinović iz Bjelovara, sa svojim vozilom Fiat Bravo kojemu je izmjereno 1,47 promila alkohola u krvi, naletio na dvoje pješaka koji su se propisno kretali kolnikom. Zadobivene ozljede su dobili Ž.R. (15) iz Stare Rače, teško je ozlijeđena i V.D. (20) iz Drljanovca. Policajac Vlado Matinović skrivio je nesreću, on je izletio sa svog pravca kretanja na suprotnu stranu kolnika. Mladić i djevojka prevezeni su kolima hitne pomoći u Opću bolnicu Bjelovar, gdje su zadržani na liječenju kirurškog odjela. Vlado Matinović isto je zadržan na bjelovarskom psihijatrijskom odjelu, gdje mu se ukazuje preventiva. O ovom događaju javnost baš nije bila upoznata. Pitam: zašto se to sve prešućuje Vandalski čin pijanog policajca na kramu je izazvao sveopće zgražanje Ali priči ovdje nije kraj. Krivotvorio kaznenu prijavu Na Branka Stojkovića, fizički su nasrnuli, bez ikakvog povoda skupina redara na gradskom bazenu, te mu nanesli sa palicama ozljede. I to pred njegovih petero maloljetne djece. Istog dana, u četvrtak 26. lipnja 2003. godine, B. Stojković je u Policijskoj upravi odnesao na zapisnik Kaznenu prijavu protiv počinitelja. Vlado Matinović, tadašnji inspektor, vršio je istragu, i prikupljao dokaze Za vrijeme tih mračnih događanja, Matinović ne samo da nije proveo istragu do kraja, nego ju je i blokirao dva i pol mjeseca kaznena prijava stajala je kod njega u ladici. Kad sam krenuo u potragu gdje je kaznena prijava, tj. prozvao sam njegove šefove: Prvoslava Kulića, zapovjednika i Dražena Štajduhara, načelnika PP. Oni su poslije tri dana otpremili kaznenu prijavu Općinskom državnom odvjetništvu u Bjelovaru. Inat umjesto pomoći U Kaznenoj prijavi potpuno su izmijenjeni dijelovi i smisao, te se mene u njoj ocrnilo. Predsjednica Državnog odvjetništva u Bjelovaru Ksenija Pavić odbacila je kaznenu prijavu. Prijestupnici koji su me napali, sad su bili ovdje u svojstvu svjedoka. Dobro sam osjetio i policijski teror tih dana. Sve je to mogao raditi Matinović, jer su mu to njegovi šefovi dozvoljavali. Prijestupnici su svi bili oslobođeni za nasilje, i napad na mene. A ja sam, na kraju, završio kod sudca za prekršaje. Što je još trebalo dočekati da Vlado Matinović napravi Od portira u Sigurnosti do inspektora u Policiji Policajac i njegovi istomišljenici pljuvali su po dostojanstvu čovjeka. Mislim, da je sad policijski odmetnik poražen, iako je bio privilegiran. Ta pijandura od policajca me je proganjala po nalogu svojih šefova. Takve određene grupe ljudi u policiji ugrožavaju Ustavni poredak Republike Hrvatske. Upravo je tužno gledati takvog policajca, koji predstavlja Zakon, a tako totalno pijan automobilom gazi ljude. Ali, nikakvo čudo Matinović je svašta radio, njegov grijeh je do neba dopro. Uistinu se je pokazivao kao (ne)civilizirani čovjek kako je takav mogao uspjeti Neki nisu trebali ni doći raditi u Policiju Dana 04. rujna 2003. godine osobno sam predao predstavku MUP-u i Unutrašnjoj kontroli policije u Zagrebu. Predstavku sam naslovio na ruke ministra Šime Lučina: da šefovi u PU Bjelovar šalju mi teroriste na vrata mog stana, a ne policajce. Dva inspektora koja su došla 02. rujna 2003. godine, jedan od njih bio je Vlado Matinović, a drugi Josip Gavranović, koji su došli bez ikakvog pismenog naloga. Te mi je Matinović prijetio: odnosno, zapazio sam da Matinović drži uzdignutu ruku gore raširenih prstiju te govori kroz zube nemoj se ti s nama zajebavati! Moram ovdje priznati da je Josip Gavranović smirivao Vladu Matinovića jer je vidio, da je ovaj pretjerao. Moje prijave su opovrgavane. Neka sad vide, svi oni koji su odgovorni, i koji su se oglušili na moje pisanje i usmeno žaljenje. Bjelovarski policajac na rubu samoubojstva Vlado Matinović poznat je prije svega kao portir u bivšoj tvrtki Sigurnost. Posebno je važnu ulogu istakao kao inspektor u Policijskoj upravi Bjelovar, iako nije imao odgovarajuću stručnu spremu. Bio sam užasnut kad sam čuo, kakva je sudbina pogodila mlade ljude i tko ih je pogazio. Policajac je sad na psihijatriji nije samo najgore, što je on izluđivao svoju glavu, nego što je on svoje žrtve mučio. Sjećam se kad sam bio kod njega na obavijesnom razgovoru u policiji, tada je Vlado Matinović lupao šakom u stol i vrata, te agresivno vikao: Jebem ti Gospu, krv Isusovu!. Već onda sam shvatio da čovjek nije kako treba. Ili bolje rečeno da s nekim sumnjivim imam posla. Što sam ja bio kriv I opet nam je Viša sila odlučila pokazati svoju moć sud pravde. Rastrojeni policajac ničeg se ne sjeća svojih strašnih grozota i zabluda Te kako je mene stavljao u robski položaj, i od mene radi taoca Uzimao mi pravdu. Služio se nasiljem i lažima On je bio slika i odgoj kolektiva u kojem je radio. Tako sam se tog zla dovoljno ružno nauživao. Policajac je doslovno (sad) raskrinkan, za njega su odgovorni oni koji su ga na to dopeljali. Nesporna je činjenica da u policiji rade patriote nižeg ranga, pod zaštitom značke, šerifi rade što hoće! Kriminal u policiji Već se dugo vrlo sustavno radi na (de)kriminalizaciji policije. Tko će meni nadoknaditi štete, što mi je napravio Matinović i njemu slični U Hrvatskoj je pošten rad postao nacionalna sramota, a kriminal i lopovluk herojstvo. Čovjek na ovo nemože ostati ravnodušan, s obzirom na sve, što sam preživio, kako mi maskirana prava čini nepravdu. I to ljudi koji nose plavu policijsku uniformu plaćeni za pravdu a oni čine nepravdu. Kako je uopće moguće nešto postići, na takav način, kad na zdravu kritiku, ustaje se harangom i progonom Ja nikog nisam dirao, a činjenica je da policija ne štiti mene ni moju obitelj. Sve ovo su proizveli korumpirani policajci. Moralni kolaps u policiji mora se zaustaviti. Svijest je način razmišljanja o temeljnim pitanjima, prvo: dobro, a onda potom: lošeg. Temeljem ovog mišljenja, očekujem da će razumni ljudi uzeti na dnevni red priču koju upravu čitaju. Kako bi se zaustavila samovolja, međutim i otvorile se brojne teme i mogućnosti, da se što uspješnije tako nešto zaustavi. Tragedija i propast iluzije Predstavnici zakona su se stavili na stranu prestupnika. Osilili se. Odnosno, policajci sa ruba kriminaliteta, iskoristili su događaj, da bi mene proganjali i podmetali mi. Dana 13. kolovoza 2005. u 11.35 sati na špici Gradskog korza na Trgu Eugena Kvaternika kroz prozor svog automobila Audi 8 (PU 636 JH), obratio mi se je Miroslav Levak, glavni akter napada na mene na Gradskom bazenu u Bjelovaru. Rekao je: da je stvarno pogriješio i da mu nije trebao taj sukob s menom, te da ponekad ima problema sa živcima, i na bazenu, da mu se taj put smračilo i da nije znao šta radi Ja sam ga pitao: zašto je to napravio On je rekao da sam ga mrko pogledao. Odgovorio sam mu da nemože nekome on braniti da gleda. Da ja nisam kriv što imam mrki pogled. Pitao sam ga: zašto je to učinio pred djecom Levak je rekao: da je pogriješio i da već jednom treba biti mir između nas. Pružio mi je ruku pomirenja. Ja sam ga upitao: zar samo tako Prigovorio sam mu da sam zbog njega bio i medijski klevetan, i proganjan policijom. Jer oni, koje sam prozivao, iskoristili su taj slučaj. Gledao sam jedno vrijeme u njegovu ruku, ispitivajući svoju nutrinu, da li da mu pružim ruku pomirenja ali vidio sam da se je Levak iskreno kajao, i da je njegova priča zvučala pošteno, sve je priznao i rekao je da je kriv. Dao sam mu ruku pomirenja. Na sjedalu do njega u automobilu, sjedio je njegov otac Branko Levak. Brutalno suprotstavljanje istini Očita je diskriminacija u području policijske službe. A Vlado Matinović, policajac, je žrtva Velikog Molaha kralja žrtve vragova. To je bilo njegovo štovanje. E, pa bilo bi vrijeme da se prestane sa očitom diskriminacijom u području policijske službe. Neka ispitaju (svoj) policajce, umjesto da oni podmeću meni Zapanjujuće je, sa kolikom latentnošću se ignoriraju prljavštine policajaca i koliko se o istini mora šutjeti. U ovom mom slučaju, nije ovdje to nastalo samo od sebe, nego sve su to uzrokovali i fingirali policajci koji ne poštuju Zakon. I na kraju moram spomenuti, da sam ja istinoljubiv čovjek, koji ima pravo na svoje gledište, što ih jasno pokušavam i sad izreći. Oni su mi ovo priuštili, da ovo moram pisati i da se na ovakav način moram braniti. Ovo je moj zavičaj u kojem sam rođen, u kojem sam odrastao i u kom živim Normalno je, da me smeta nepravda! Istina je! I nije laž! Ova predstavka (u obliku priče) biti će upućena na sve adrese odgovornih institucija u Republici Hrvatskoj. U Bjelovaru, 18. kolovoza 2005. godine S poštovanjem! Predsjednik Udruge ŠTIT: Branko Stojković www.stit-bjelovar.hr Tel: 091/797-65-56
          New Fears For Public Service Loan Forgiveness        
A legal motion the Department of Education filed yesterday could have big ramifications for half a million teachers, social workers, police officers and other public servants. The motion asserts that there has been no final decision on whether these people will have their student debt forgiven, as they had believed. Public Service Loan Forgiveness was created a decade ago. A 2016 blog post , which still appears on the official ed.gov website, describes it as a "broad, employment-based forgiveness program for federal student loans." Anyone who works for the government or a nonprofit can have their loans erased after 10 years of on-time monthly payments, the post explains. If you're doing the math, that means the first group of borrowers should have their loans forgiven this fall. Seems pretty simple, but yesterday's filing suggests otherwise. A group of lawyers and the American Bar Association are currently suing the Department of Education , for allegedly changing its position on
          Mali dječak sa Downovim sindromom 6 mjeseci nije vidio tatu! Kada se okrenuo, njegova radost je neopisiva!        

Iznenađenje koje je vojnik John Grieten napravio za svoju djecu za prekrasno. Njegov sin Joshua koji ima Downov sindrom pola godine nije vidio svoj tatu. Kada se okrenuo i ugledao tatu nije mogao sakriti oduševljenje i radost. Ali, i njegova kći je dobila posebno iznenađenje… Pogledajte i podijelite video s prijateljima:

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          NY Gov Was Joking About Prizes For Cities, Office Says        
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office says he was joking when he said the state would give millions more in funding to help struggling cities revitalize their downtowns.
          Test Administrator - Department of the Army - Great Bend, KS        
Conducts quality control checks to ensure that all forms are properly completed, and makes corrections as needed.... $28,886 - $37,551 a year
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          Politics - USA        
 LordofHats wrote:
If it were so simple, then no one would need a Lobby to advocate for them in government, yet everyone has one and actively lobbies. It looks bad yes, and people are right to notice I think. It is however important to remember that it's not that simple.


From the standpoint of something like Sprint vs. Verizon, it is that simple. But you are right that it isn't simple. I think part of the problem, and one that Sanders was trying to address was that in having this huge, professional lobbying apparatus in the country, those of us nowhere near the top don't really have a voice for our actual concerns. I mean, sure, petition.whitehouse.gov or whatever the website is, is nice and all... but how many people actually use it? IIRC, the "Death Star" petition is about the only one that I've ever heard of coming from that website, that the president has publicly commented on. Naturally, I'm not suggesting that the POTUS needs to publicly comment on every single petition that meets his viewing criteria, but if it's on an issue that would require actual debates and writing of new laws, it might be nice for the people to hear him/her say, "I saw this petition asking for the monday after the Superbowl to be named a national holiday... I gotcha, and we're gonna work on it, figure something out"
          Politics - USA        
 Ensis Ferrae wrote:
 LordofHats wrote:
If it were so simple, then no one would need a Lobby to advocate for them in government, yet everyone has one and actively lobbies. It looks bad yes, and people are right to notice I think. It is however important to remember that it's not that simple.


From the standpoint of something like Sprint vs. Verizon, it is that simple. But you are right that it isn't simple. I think part of the problem, and one that Sanders was trying to address was that in having this huge, professional lobbying apparatus in the country, those of us nowhere near the top don't really have a voice for our actual concerns. I mean, sure, petition.whitehouse.gov or whatever the website is, is nice and all... but how many people actually use it? IIRC, the "Death Star" petition is about the only one that I've ever heard of coming from that website, that the president has publicly commented on. Naturally, I'm not suggesting that the POTUS needs to publicly comment on every single petition that meets his viewing criteria, but if it's on an issue that would require actual debates and writing of new laws, it might be nice for the people to hear him/her say, "I saw this petition asking for the monday after the Superbowl to be named a national holiday... I gotcha, and we're gonna work on it, figure something out"

How do you stop the lobbiest revolving door?


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 djones520 wrote:
 hotsauceman1 wrote:
So, something im seeing among my Facebook Feed.
People Writing Bernie Sanders in. Now Im a realist and I know he will now not be president.
But I think that is how Trump might win, because the base for democrats is splitting.


The base for both parties is. I'd expect the Libertarian party to see it's biggest turn out ever this year.

If the Libertarian party gets 5% of the vote, then I believe they'd qualify for federal funding in 2020, which could be a meaningful start.
          Politics - USA        
 whembly wrote:
 kronk wrote:


“At some point, he could be the tax-collector-in-chief. He’d supervise the IRS, making sure all of us live up to our own tax responsibilities,” said Joe Thorndike, a director at Tax Analysts, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that specializes in tax policy. “People deserve to know . . . how a person like that plays the game.”

I agree with this guy I've never heard of.

Here's what I have trouble understanding...

Are you asking for these tax returns to see if he filed a valid tax return?

Or, is it he paid his 'fair share'?

Or, is it to authenticate that he's truly worth as much as he campaigned on...

... or?

Furthermore, let's say that he legitimately filed his taxes and strategically (legally mind you) minimize his tax liabilities.

Does that hurt Trump? Does it matter that he's really worth 1 Billion... rather than the 10 Billion he's claiming?

He's still fook'n rich.



In a sense it does matter because for one thing, part of his story is being a super-successful businessman. Actually this is the only bit of his CV that supposedly looks good, apart from being a reality TV star. Though, saying that, Ronald Reagan was a film star, although compared to Trump, Reagan had a fair bit of political experience as Gov of California, etc.

Anyway, not only are there indications that he isn't nearly as successful at business as he claims, but also, if he is worth 1 bill or 10 bill, it's a lot easier and therefore less impressive to scale those heights if you don't pay any tax.

That's why.

          Politics - USA        
 Kilkrazy wrote:
 whembly wrote:
 kronk wrote:


“At some point, he could be the tax-collector-in-chief. He’d supervise the IRS, making sure all of us live up to our own tax responsibilities,” said Joe Thorndike, a director at Tax Analysts, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that specializes in tax policy. “People deserve to know . . . how a person like that plays the game.”

I agree with this guy I've never heard of.

Here's what I have trouble understanding...

Are you asking for these tax returns to see if he filed a valid tax return?

Or, is it he paid his 'fair share'?

Or, is it to authenticate that he's truly worth as much as he campaigned on...

... or?

Furthermore, let's say that he legitimately filed his taxes and strategically (legally mind you) minimize his tax liabilities.

Does that hurt Trump? Does it matter that he's really worth 1 Billion... rather than the 10 Billion he's claiming?

He's still fook'n rich.



In a sense it does matter because for one thing, part of his story is being a super-successful businessman. Actually this is the only bit of his CV that supposedly looks good, apart from being a reality TV star. Though, saying that, Ronald Reagan was a film star, although compared to Trump, Reagan had a fair bit of political experience as Gov of California, etc.

Anyway, not only are there indications that he isn't nearly as successful at business as he claims, but also, if he is worth 1 bill or 10 bill, it's a lot easier and therefore less impressive to scale those heights if you don't pay any tax.

That's why.


I agree but at this point, based on all of the ridiculous things he has already said, do you think there is anything he could really say or any new revelations that come forth for people who are supporting him to not do so? I guess it comes down to how many of those people haven't really been paying any attention thus far and so have no idea what he has all said.
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I now we know what happens if some rank-file States employee who voiced concerns about Clinton's personal email system:
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/hillary-clinton-emails-state-report-223574
The 9 biggest revelations in the State IG report on Clinton's emails
The 83-page document provided fresh details about whether the private server was authorized and concerns about hacking attacks.

The State Department's inspector general report on Wednesday offered little absolution for Hillary Clinton or several of her top aides who refused to cooperate with the investigation into the former secretary of state's exclusive use of a private email server.

The 83-page document, which was given to lawmakers and leaked to the press, noted systemic problems with records at the State Department, but zeroed in on Clinton, concluding that she had violated federal rules with her private email server.

In addition to creating another headache for a campaign already struggling to fend off a spirited fight from Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders as it looks toward a general election battle with Donald Trump, the report provided fresh details about whether the private server was authorized and concerns about hacking attacks.
Here are 9 of the biggest revelations in the report:

1. Clinton's email setup was never approved by State security agencies

Even though department policy mandated throughout Clinton's tenure at Foggy Bottom that day-to-day operations should be conducted via authorized means, the IG report found no evidence that the secretary of state "requested or obtained guidance or approval to conduct official business via a personal email account on her private server."

According to interviews with officials in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and the Bureau of Information Resource Management, Clinton would have had to "to discuss using her personal email account to conduct official business with their offices, who in turn would have attempted to provide her with approved and secured means that met her business needs."

But those officials said they approved no such setup because of department rules and the inherent security risks.

The report said those departments "did not—and would not—approve her exclusive reliance on a personal email account to conduct Department business."

2. Clinton never sought assistance to set up her email system to transmit certain sensitive information

The department's policy also mandated that employees use approved and secure devices to transmit information known as SBU—"sensitive but unclassified"—outside State's OpenNet network, and that if they did so on a regular basis to non-department addresses, they should reach out to the Bureau of Information Resource Management.

"However, OIG found no evidence that Secretary Clinton ever contacted IRM to request such a solution, despite the fact that emails exchanged on her personal account regularly contained information marked as SBU," the report states.

3. The arrangement made staffers nervous—and management told them to keep quiet

The IG report noted that two Information Resources Management staffers had communicated their concerns with their departmental boss in late 2010.

"In one meeting, one staff member raised concerns that information sent and received on Secretary Clinton’s account could contain Federal records that needed to be preserved in order to satisfy Federal recordkeeping requirements," the report noted.

The staff member recalled that the director said Clinton's personal system had already been reviewed and approved by legal staff "and that the matter was not to be discussed any further," according to the report's language.

"As previously noted, OIG found no evidence that staff in the Office of the Legal Adviser reviewed or approved Secretary Clinton’s personal system," the next line of the report reads.

The other staff member who raised concerns said the director stated that the department's mission is to "support the Secretary and instructed the staff never to speak of the Secretary’s personal email system again."

4. Clinton's chief of staff suggested setting up a separate computer

Speaking with senior officials in the Office of the Secretary and its Executive Secretariat, as well as with Patrick F. Kennedy, the department's under secretary for management, Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills in January 2009 suggested that a separate stand-alone computer might be set up for the secretary of state "to enable her to check her emails from her desk."

That discussion came as Clinton expressed her desire to take her BlackBerry in secure areas. Kennedy called it a "great idea" and "the best solution," although the IG report found that no such arrangement was ever made.

5. Clinton worried about 'the personal being accessible'

The report's next bullet point recalls a November 2010 conversation between Clinton and top aide Huma Abedin, her deputy chief of staff for operations. According to the report, the email discussion centered around emails from Clinton's account not being able to be received by State employees. Abedin suggested, "we should talk about putting you on state email or releasing your email address to the department so you are not going to spam.”

Clinton responded: "“Let’s get separate address or device but I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible.”

The former secretary of state declined the OIG's request for an interview, while Abedin did not respond, according to the report.

6. Abedin rejected the idea for Clinton to use two devices

State Department officials in August 2011 discussed providing Clinton with an agency-issued BlackBerry to replace her "malfunctioning" personal BlackBerry because "her personal email server is down." Then-Executive Secretary Stephen D. Mull suggested that he would provide Clinton two devices—“one with an operating State Department email account (which would mask her identity, but which would also be subject to FOIA requests), and another which would just have phone and internet capability.”

Abedin shot down the proposal because it “doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.” The IG did not find any evidence that Clinton received a new device or address after the discussion.

7. Clinton's email system needed troubleshooting

According to emails the OIG said it reviewed from between "2010 through at least October 2012," messages between State Department staff and two individuals who provided technical support for Clinton's email server showed operational issues. "For example, in December 2010, the Senior Advisor worked with S/ES-IRM and IRM staff to resolve issues affecting the ability of emails transmitted through the clintonemail.com domain used by Secretary Clinton to reach Department email addresses using the state.gov domain," the report states.

Staffers with the office handling information technology for the Office of the Secretary met with a Clinton top technology staffer to resolve the situation. "The issue was ultimately resolved and, on December 21, 2010, S/ES-IRM staff sent senior S/ES staffers an email describing the issue and summarizing the activities undertaken to resolve it," the report stated.

The unnamed Clinton technology staffer also met with staffers in Cyber Threat Analysis Division on another occasion, the report said. The third interaction occurred in late October 2012 when Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the New York City area. An email exchange between Abedin and another member of Clinton's staff "revealed that the server located in Secretary Clinton’s New York residence was down."

The Clinton technology staffer then met with Office of Information Resources Management staffers to see whether State could provide support. According to the report, S/ES-IRM staff said they told the Clinton aide they could not because the server was private.

8. The server was briefly shut down over hacking concerns


The report noted that on Jan. 9, 2011, a non-State technical adviser retained by former President Bill Clinton informed Abedin that he had shut down the server because he thought there was "someone was trying to hack us and while they did not get in i didnt [sic] want to let them have the chance to."

The same person wrote Abedin later the same day, stating, “We were attacked again so I shut [the server] down for a few min.”

"On January 10, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations emailed the Chief of Staff and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning and instructed them not to email the Secretary 'anything sensitive' and stated that she could 'explain more in person," the report stated, with Abedin being the person who sent the email.

9. Clinton and her staffers worried about being hacked but didn't report to security personnel

On May 13, 2011, the IG report states that "two of Secretary Clinton’s immediate staff discussed via email the Secretary’s concern that someone was 'hacking into her email' after she received an email with a suspicious link."

Hours after that discussion, an email William Burns, the then-Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, appeared in Clinton's inbox, carrying a link to a suspect URL and nothing else in the message.

“Is this really from you? I was worried about opening it!” Clinton responded hours later.

The IG report referenced pre-existing department policy requiring employees to report suspicious incidents to Information Resources Management officials when it comes to their attention, including that it is also "required when a user suspects compromise of, among other things, a personally owned device containing personally identifiable information."

"However, OIG found no evidence that the Secretary or her staff reported these incidents to computer security personnel or anyone else within the Department," the report states.

So... when the issue was raised as a concern by staff tasked with Information Resource Management (IRM), HRC's crew within the State Department:
1) lied through their teeth and
2) told them to shut up. Not just shut up but NEVER.SPEAK.IT.AGAIN.

This country is so boned.

(note: man, politico really doesn't like the Clintons... makes me think they're staffed largely by Bernie Bros )
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Yeeeeeeup.
Game Over: EmailGate Just Crippled the Clinton Express
Spoiler:
This isn't a right-wing conspiracy—the FBI will unravel it all

Running for president this year, after her abortive 2008 effort against Barack Obama, has not worked out quite as planned for Hillary Clinton. This was supposed to be her year, at long last. After enduring a quarter-century on the national stage—including tough years by the side of her gifted but scandal-prone husband—2016 finally lined up as Ms. Clinton’s best shot at moving back into the White House, this time with her in the Oval Office.

That outcome is looking less likely by the day. First, Hillary can’t manage to finish off Senator Bernie Sanders, despite his far-left politics that until recently resided quietly on the fringe of the Democratic party. They are fringe no more, and Bernie’s sincerity and authenticity offer an appealing contrast to the often awkward and stilted Ms. Clinton. This summer’s Democratic convention in Philadelphia, where Mr. Sanders will show up with legions of adoring fans who display a passion altogether lacking in the ranks of Team Clinton, promises to be quite a show—maybe even a madhouse.

Then there’s the troubling matter of EmailGate, the long-running scandal that this column has covered in great detail. That Ms. Clinton and her senior staff misused email during her tenure as secretary of state has long been crystal-clear. Refusing to use government email for government work was a violation of policy, while Team Clinton’s routing of said emails through a private server, then putting classified information on it—including above top secret information from the Intelligence Community—looks like a violation of several federal laws.

Early denials from the Clinton camp tried to make the entire matter go away, insisting there was no “there” there. Once that folded in the face of massive evidence that something indeed had gone very awry with Secretary Clinton’s emails at Foggy Bottom, the excuses shifted to ones familiar to those who experienced the 1990s. Everybody does it. It’s not really a big deal. Above all, this is politically motivated. These false accusations are the machinations of a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.

Such dodges held water for months among Hillary fans, aided by parts of the mainstream media which, long accustomed to running interference for the Clintons, continued to do so, attempting to muddy waters that to those familiar with laws and regulations on the handling of classified materials are actually decidedly clear.

That all fell apart yesterday with the release of the long-anticipated State Department Inspector General’s special report on how Foggy Bottom handles email records and cybersecurity. A shoe has dropped for Team Clinton—a very big shoe—and there will be no going back now.

The Office of the Inspector General at State, as in all federal departments, exists to ferret out internal fraud, waste and illegalities. However, State had no real IG boss from 2009 to 2013, with an acting director heading up the office. Neither Barack Obama nor Hillary Clinton were in any hurry to find a permanent director for State’s IG shop. Now we know why.

The State IG report, weighing in at over 80 pages, is crammed full of bureaucratese yet paints an indelible and detailed portrait of things going very wrong at Foggy Bottom—especially under Hillary Clinton. It can charitably be termed scathing, and it leaves no doubt that Team Clinton has lied flagrantly to the public about EmailGate for more than a year.

That the State Department’s IT systems were a mess for years was hardly a secret, and the IG report makes painfully clear that State has had a difficult time transitioning into the electronic age. Several recent secretaries of state used email in a manner that would be judged inadequate, and perhaps improper, by today’s standards, including Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, who served under President George W. Bush.

That said, only Hillary Clinton simply refused to use government email for government work—she repeatedly denied requests from State security and IT to use state.gov email—and she systematically dodged federal regulations on electronic communications and records preservation by setting up her private email server of bathroom infamy. Damningly, while several former secretaries of state cooperated with the IG in this important investigation, Ms. Clinton refused to.

As secretary of state, Ms. Clinton attempted a novel experiment of trying to avoid using any information systems that create records that can be subject to the Freedom of Information Act. The IG report includes painful details, including how she flatly refused to use state.gov email for anything, ever, citing privacy grounds. State IT was concerned because Ms. Clinton’s work emails—all being sent via her clintonmail.com address—were winding up in the spam folders of State officials. Important information was not getting where it needed to go. She needed to use official email for official business. Except she refused.

What was so important, so sensitive that Hillary had to dodge FOIA altogether? Clearly protecting her private life—whatever that might be—was valued more highly by Ms. Clinton than actually heading the Department of State.

Then we have the repeating warnings from State officials about the incredibly vulnerable nature of her ramshackle private email system from any cybersecurity perspective. These, too, were blown off by Ms. Clinton and her staff, despite several hacking efforts that staffers were aware of. Guccifer, the Romanian hacker who illegally accessed Ms. Clinton’s email during her tour at Foggy Bottom, has just pleaded guilty, and there can be little doubt that hackers more adept than he penetrated Hillary’s communications.

Any foreign intelligence service worth its salt would have had no trouble accessing Ms. Clinton’s emails, particularly when they were unencrypted, as this column has explained in detail. Yet Hillary was more worried about the American public finding out about what she was up to via FOIA than what foreign spy services and hackers might see in her email.

What she was seeking to hide so ardently remains one of the big unanswered questions in EmailGate. Hints may be found in the recent announcement that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, the former head of the Democratic National Committee and a longtime Clinton intimate, is under FBI investigation for financial misdeeds, specifically dirty money coming from China. In fact, Mr. McAulliffe invited one of his Beijing benefactors over to Ms. Clinton’s house in 2013. Not long after, Chinese investors donated $2 million to the Clinton Foundation.

That an illegal pay-for-play-scheme, with donations to the Clinton Foundation being rewarded by political favors from Hillary Clinton—who when she was secretary of state had an enormous ability to grant favors to foreign bidders—existed at the heart of EmailGate has been widely suspected, and we know the FBI is investigating this case as political corruption, not just for mishandling of classified information. That certainly would be something Ms. Clinton would not have wanted the public to find out about via FOIA.

As is their wont, Hillary’s loyal defenders are denouncing the State IG report as yet another “nothingburger,” adding with customary conspiratorial flair: “there are some real questions about the impartiality of the IG.” In this take, we are supposed to believe that the head of State’s IG office, appointed by President Obama, is a clandestine GOP operative.

Such escapism masquerading as hot takes won’t work anymore. Even The Washington Post, hardly a member of the VRWC, has conceded that EmailGate is a certifiably big deal, and “badly complicates Clinton’s past explanations about the server.” Its editors went further, issuing a blistering statement castigating Ms. Clinton’s “inexcusable, willful disregard of the rules.” They minced no words: “Ms. Clinton had plenty of warnings to use official government communications methods, so as to make sure that her records were properly preserved and to minimize cybersecurity risks. She ignored them.”

Although Post editors were at pains to state that Ms. Clinton had not broken any laws with her gross negligence at Foggy Bottom, the issue remains open. The FBI is investigating that complex matter now. As this column has previously reported, Hillary’s “unclassified” emails included above top secret information about undercover CIA operatives serving overseas as well as extremely sensitive NSA reports about Sudan—all information from special access programs that’s supposed to be tightly guarded.

What sort of impact those compromises will have on the investigation into EmailGate remains to be seen. We won’t know until the FBI submits its findings to the Department of Justice, probably this summer, with a recommendation to prosecute (or not). The key figure in this whole matter is Patrick Kennedy, a longtime Clinton protégé and State’s undersecretary for management (hence his nickname, “M”), who oversaw the department’s IT and security offices. Mr. Kennedy is widely believed to have enabled Hillary’s irregularities—and apparent illegalities—with email and ran internal interference for her when questions became loud and frequent. The FBI will want to unravel this all.

Hints are now emerging that Ms. Clinton’s neglect of basic security may have damaged more than her political reputation. A new report suggests several U.S. counterterrorism operations went awry thanks to Hillary’s slipshod communications security. This serious accusation is unsubstantiated yet plausible, given how easy it would have been for foreign spies to access Ms. Clinton’s email—as well as how much classified information she and her staff routinely put in “unclassified” emails. Counterintelligence officers will be investigating EmailGate for years, searching for clues about clandestine operations that went wrong, possibly due to Hillary’s IT misdeeds at Foggy Bottom.

For now, Team Clinton has plenty of problems to deal with. Their proffered excuses—that everybody does it, it’s no big deal, it’s just a fake scandal ginned up by the VRWC—have been blown apart by the State Department itself. If Hillary wants to be our next president, she needs to come up with better answers to what she was doing with her email—and why.

So far, Bernie Sanders has treated EmailGate with kid gloves, refusing to go after Ms. Clinton with gusto on the issue. Donald Trump will show no such reticence. What the State IG has revealed plays directly into Mr. Trump’s #CrookedHillary narrative. Large swathes of the public have never liked the Clintonian view that rules are for little people—not Bill and Hillary or their friends. Ms. Clinton’s misconduct as our nation’s top diplomat, including compromising our national security in order to hide her private deals, raises serious questions about her fitness as commander-in-chief. We can be sure The Donald will ask them.

Clintonistas got nuth'n left.
          Straus for governor?        
At the end of this Jon Tilove/First Reading blog post, he speculates that the Speaker of the Texas House might be the only person who can defeat Greg Abbott in 2018.


[...] Joe Straus could conceivably run for governor or lieutenant governor in 2018, and win.

He just can’t do it as a Republican, because he would never survive a Republican primary. But he could do it as an independent in which the Democrats, who really have no prospects of winning for either governor or lieutenant governor next year, simply stand down.

Straus would run as an independent – in the name of saving Texas and his Grand Old Party from the extremists – pick up most of the Democratic vote, and win just enough of the independent and Republican vote to defeat Abbott or Patrick who would be in the unnatural position of having to pivot to the center.

I don't think Texas Democrats, with at least two candidates mentioned and one running full tilt already, would be willing to quit on the Lite Gov race at this juncture.  But nobody wants to take on Hot Wheels and his $41 million; consequently I find a Straus indy gubernatorial bid a highly plausible scenario ... at least here at the start of the special session.

Joe Straus and his band of Democrats and moderate Republicans, frankly, is the reason why we didn't get an anti-sanctuary law two (or four) years ago.  Straus, et.al., is the reason why we don't already have an anti-transgender bathroom law in this state.  Joe Straus is -- reach for your butthurt ointment, Donks -- as much a Democrat as Sylvester Turner is, for Pete Laney's sake.  If we're going to have anything resembling two political parties in Texas in the foreseeable future, they're going to be comprised of this kind of cobbled-together Straus House Caucus, and the Right Wing Freaks.

If Straus can beat Patrick and Abbott over the next thirty days -- perhaps even if he can't -- his political future might very well lie elsewhere than on the House dais, wielding the gavel.  It's sure not going to be on Pennsylvania Avenue; that's a bad joke.

In the Mansion, he can veto any and all of the BS legislation that Patrick and the next House Speaker, who will without question be selected by Tim Dunn and Mucus, pass up his way.  It strikes me as the best plan available if sane leadership is your goal.

(Boy, have we lowered the bar over the past twenty-five years.  I suppose that's what happens when you cut funding for public education down to the bone.)

          MAGI - What It Is and What It Isn't.        
> Guest Author, A.Marshall, is a retired attorney whose blog, [An Ad Hoc Guide to the Affordable Care Act](http://obamacareguide.wordpress.com), seeks to make sense of buying health care under Obamacare. A. Marshall has been a frequent commenter on our Q&A Advice blog under the name, *Freelancer*. MAJI.jpeg **We Are Confused** Many individuals and families with complicated income situations are confused about how to calculate their MAGI (modified adjusted gross income) for purposes of determining eligibility for premium support under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Official web sites such as the Healthcare.gov site or IRS.gov tend to focus only on earned income and do not provide much guidance as to how to handle other forms of income or various tax deductions. Much of the information posted on other internet sites is mistaken or misleading. Part of the confusion stems from the fact that the tax code uses the phrase "modified adjusted gross income" to mean different things for different purposes. Some web sites or blogs have posted worksheets based on IRS forms developed for very different purposes. In fact, MAGI is defined in different ways in well over a dozen different sections of the tax code. Although this statutory framework is confusing, it does leave one thing clear: the definition of "modified adjusted gross income" varies depending on the purpose of the income calculation, and it is always clearly stated within the particular statute which defines a particular income-related tax or benefit. The term is defined for purposes of the Affordable Care Act in [26 USC 36B](http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/36B). **Adjusted Gross Income Plus** The term "modified adjusted gross income" means adjusted gross income increased by-- 1. any amount excluded from gross income under section 911, 2. any amount of interest received or accrued by the taxpayer during the taxable year which is exempt from tax, and 3. an amount equal to the portion of the taxpayer's social security benefits (as defined in section 86(d)) which is not included in gross income under section 86 for the taxable year. This means that MAGI is the combined total of: 1. the adjusted gross income of the taxpayers within a household, plus 2. any amounts excluded from taxation by section 911 (the exclusion from gross income for citizens or residents living abroad), 3. any tax-exempt interest received or accrued during the tax year, and 4. any portion of the taxpayer's social security benefits that are excluded from gross income. **Tax Deductions Not Included** Other than the items specified by the statute, there are no other add-backs to the calculation. That means that the various types of tax deductions listed in the Adjusted Gross Income sections of the IRS 1040 or 1040A forms are also income reductions for purposes of the ACA. This means that in determining subsidy eligibility, taxpayers can continue to benefit from a variety of tax deductions, including the following: - Deductions related to college expenses (student loan interest and college tuition deductions - Deduction for contributions to a traditional IRA - Health Savings Account (HSA) deduction - Self-employment deductions, including: - One-half of the amount of self-employment tax - 100% of the amount of self-employed health insurance premiums - Contributions to a qualified retirement account, such as a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan. Keep in mind that these rules are subject to change - in fact, the definition of MAGI in the Affordable Care Act has already been changed by Congress twice since the law was first written. Taxpayers with complex profiles should seek the advice of a tax preparation professional
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Four stages scattered throughout the park allowed for two artists to perform at any given moment. Timing was precise; as one band finished, another began on another stage. On all three days this year, the first bands performed for 30 minutes, the afternoon …


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Good thing HRC signed an affidavit that she turned in all work related emails to Dept of State...

Oh... wait... no?
CLINTON FAILED TO HAND OVER KEY EMAIL TO STATE DEPARTMENT
Spoiler:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday. The disclosure makes it unclear what other work-related emails may have been deleted by the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

The email was included within messages exchanged Nov. 13, 2010, between Clinton and one of her closest aides, Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin. At the time, emails sent from Clinton's BlackBerry device and routed through her private clintonemail.com server in the basement of her New York home were being blocked by the State Department's spam filter. A suggested remedy was for Clinton to obtain a state.gov email account.

"Let's get separate address or device but I don't want any risk of the personal being accessible," Clinton responded to Abedin.

Clinton never used a government account that was set up for her, instead continuing to rely on her private server until leaving office.

The email was not among the tens of thousands of emails Clinton turned over to the agency in response to public records lawsuits seeking copies of her official correspondence. Abedin, who also used a private account on Clinton's server, provided a copy from her own inbox after the State Department asked her to return any work-related emails. That copy of the email was publicly cited last month in a blistering audit by the State Department's inspector general that concluded Clinton and her team ignored clear internal guidance that her email setup violated federal standards and could have left sensitive material vulnerable to hackers.

"While this exchange was not part of the approximately 55,000 pages provided to the State Department by former Secretary Clinton, the exchange was included within the set of documents Ms. Abedin provided the department in response to our March 2015 request," State Department spokesman John Kirby told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said she provided "all potentially work-related emails" that were still in her possession when she received the 2014 request from the State Department.

"Secretary Clinton had some emails with Huma that Huma did not have, and Huma had some emails with Secretary Clinton that Secretary Clinton did not have," Fallon said.

Fallon declined to say whether Clinton deleted any work-related emails before they were reviewed by her legal team. Clinton's lead lawyer, David Kendall, did not respond to a request for comment Thursday.

The November 2010 email was among documents released under court order Wednesday to the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch, which has sued the State Department over access to public records related to the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's service as the nation's top diplomat between 2009 and 2013. The case is one of about three dozen lawsuits over access to records related to Clinton, including one filed by the AP.

Before turning over her emails to the department for review and potential public release, Clinton and her lawyers withheld thousands of additional emails she said were clearly personal, such as those involving what she described as "planning Chelsea's wedding or my mother's funeral arrangements, condolence notes to friends as well as yoga routines, family vacations."

Clinton has never outlined in detail what criteria she and her lawyers used to determine which emails to release and which to delete, but her 2010 email with Abedin appears clearly work-related under the State Department's own criteria for agency records under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.

Dozens of the emails sent or received by Clinton through her private server were later determined to contain classified material. The FBI has been investigating for months whether Clinton's use of the private email server imperiled government secrets. Agents recently interviewed several of Clinton's top aides, including Abedin.

As part of the probe, Clinton turned over the hard drive from her email server to the FBI. It had been wiped clean, and Clinton has said she did not keep copies of the emails she choose to withhold.

On Wednesday, lawyers from Judicial Watch, a conservative legal organization, questioned under oath Bryan Pagliano, the computer technician who set up Clinton's private server. A transcript released Thursday shows Pagliano repeatedly responded to detailed questions by invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, as he did last year before a congressional committee.

Dozens of questions Pagiliano declined to answer included who paid for the system, whether there was technical help to support its users and who else at the State Department used email accounts on it. Pagliano also would not answer whether he discussed setting up a home server with Clinton prior to her tenure as secretary of state, according to the transcript.

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said the November 2010 email cited in the inspector general audit was one of more than a dozen work-related emails that his group identified that Clinton sent or received but later failed to turn over the State Department.

"Contrary to her statement under oath suggesting otherwise, Mrs. Clinton did not return all her government emails to the State Department," Fitton said. "Our goal is to find out what other emails Mrs. Clinton and the State Department are hiding."


Hil gots some 'splaining to do...
          Just under a month ago, 32 teams started out on a path to join the eli in Ajutor și asistență tehnică : Instalare, dezinstalare, actualizare, update. upgrade ...        
Topic: Just under a month ago, 32 teams started out on a path to join the eli Message: Just under a month ago, 32 teams started out on a path to join the elite club of World Cup Champions. Two teams remain in pursuit of that goal, but both nations – Germany and Argentina – have multiple titles to their credit. Germany reached the Final with the most unpredictable of performances, piling goal after goal on a stunned Brazilian team en route to a 7-1 thrashing. The Argentinian team, meanwhile, snuck by a powerful Dutch side by the slimmest of margins: waiting out 120 minutes of cautious, scoreless play and settling things in penalty kicks. So, with the Final looming on the horizon, which nation do you like to capture its first title in over two decades? Germany started their campaign in Brazil with authority, drubbing Portugal 4-0 in their group stage opening and providing the margin of victory that would inevitably send Cristiano Ronaldo and his compatriots home before the knockout stage. A 2-2 draw to Ghana would provide the only blemish on Germanys record thus far but the team would clinch the top of Group G by edging out former coach and World Cup hero Jurgen Klinsmann and his American side 1-0 in their opening round finale. The Algerians would give Germany a scare in the round of 16, forcing extra time before Andre Schurrle and Mesut Ozil put away what would stand as a 2-1 victory. They would then ride an early header from defender Mats Hummels past a high-scoring French side in the quarters to set up their drubbing of the host Brazilians in the semis. Along the way the Germans have seen one man write his name in the annals of World Cup history and another serve notice that he may be next in line. Miroslav Kloses mark in the semifinal thrashing put him in sole possession of the all-time World Cup goal scoring record, one ahead of Brazilian great Ronaldo with 16. Not to be outdone, however, is 24-year-old Bayern Munich striker Thomas Müller. After earning a share of the Golden Boot in South Africa with five goals, Müller has piled on another five and enters the Final one shy of an unprecedented second straight. Argentinas performance has been a study in doing just enough to win. Though they have won all six of their contests in Brazil, they have done so by just a single goal in each match. The team emerged from a group devoid of titanic opposition, edging out Bosnia and Herzegovina in part thanks to a third-minute own-goal and Iran thanks to an unforgettable Lionel Messi free kick in second half stoppage-time. With the group hanging in the balance, the Argentines went back and forth with Nigeria in the opening round finale, eventually outlasting their African opposition in a 3-2 victory. In the knockout round, however, the Argentinians have used lone goals to get past highly-ranked European opposition. Switzerland – the top seed in Group E entering the tournament – held them scoreless through nearly two hours before Angel di Maria broke through in the 188th minute. Against Belgium it was the opposite, with Gonzalo Higuain finding the back of the net eight minutes in to provide the matchs lone goal. The question begs whether the team can find the firepower to match the German machine. Messi enters the Final tied for third in the competition with four goals and all eyes will be on the Little Magician to see if he can step up and add to his “Best Player in the World” argument when it matters most for his country. A double-sided historical note to help you make up your mind: Germany has lost just once to Argentina at the World Cup and has ended Argentinas tournament at each of the last two. However, Germanys one loss came in the 1986 Final, the last time the nation was crowned World Champions. So, who do you like? Will the balanced German attack find its way through the Argentine defence to earn a first World title as a unified nation? Or, will Messi heed Diego Maradonas claims as the future of Argentinian football and continue the trend of European World Cup futility in the Americas? As always, its Your! Call. Adidas Shoes Clearance .J. -- The New York Jets have promoted Tony Sparano Jr. Adidas Shoes Online . -- Aaron Rodgers isnt out for revenge in Green Bays season opener. http://www.originaladidasshoe.com/ . Harrison Barnes had 15 points and Reggie Bullock scored 11 for the Tar Heels (17-3, 4-1 ACC), who took the court for the first time without starter Dexter Strickland. The junior guard tore his right ACL last Thursday at Virginia Tech and will miss the rest of the season.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Heat stopped a four-game losing streak last time out and thats the same length slide their opponents Wednesday night, the Denver Nuggets, will try to halt when the two teams meet at the Pepsi Center. The Heat marched into Phoenix on Tuesday night and left with a 103-97 victory. That ended a four-game slide, a three-game road losing streak and got the Heat a win on this five-game trek, which ends Friday against the Utah Jazz. Chris Boshs personal seven-point run late in regulation carried the Heat to victory. Miami, which had lost four in a row all by double digits, trailed 91-90 after Marcus Morris drained a 3-pointer with 3:17 left in the fourth quarter. Bosh, though, hit a 14-footer, scored in the lane and drained a dagger 3-pointer on consecutive possessions to give the Heat the lead for good. I wanted to win really bad tonight, said Bosh. We played together and things worked out great. After being limited to 12 points in Sundays loss to Memphis, Bosh poured in 34 on 14-of-21 shooting. Luol Deng chipped in with 23 points and Dwyane Wade netted 16 for Miami, which shot 53.8 percent from the floor and forced 23 turnovers. The Nuggets have dropped four in a row, inccluding three straight on the road.dddddddddddd. They had the Toronto Raptors on the ropes Monday night, but fell in overtime, 112-107. Denver led in the fourth quarter after it overcame a 16-point deficit. The 35-point first quarter set us back, Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw said. Thats been our problem, not only on this trip, but this entire season. We dig a hole for ourselves. Arron Afflalo and Ty Lawson combined to score 47 points for the Nuggets. Lawson had 12 assists to go with his 22 points. Wilson Chandler scored 18 in the loss and Timofey Mozgov had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Denver had a chance to win in regulation but turned the ball over on a shot- clock violation, giving Toronto possession with 4.3 seconds left, but Lowry missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Chandler knocked down a 3 for Denver to start overtime, but the Nuggets didnt score again until Alonzo Gees bucket in the final seconds. The Nuggets visit the Houston Rockets on Saturday, then play four straight at home. The Nuggets ended a three-game series losing streak with a win in March, but the Heat have won two in a row in Denver. Prior to that mini streak, the Nuggets were 10-0 as the host against Miami. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
          Benefits of Social Media Engagement for Municipalities        
By Gina Rubel

I recently spoke at the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs annual conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania on the “Effective and Ethical Use of Social Media for Municipalities.”

Social media offers municipalities efficient and cost-effective ways to engage and inform residents, community visitors and businesses on a myriad of topics. But, in order to be effective, municipal leaders must understand the benefits and manage the risks of social media use without crossing into certain gray areas. The post will address the benefits only.

What is social media and why does it matter?

Many leaders in smaller municipalities shy away from using social media for official purposes. The common barriers to entry are budget, buy-in, the time commitment and a general lack of understanding of what social media is and how it can be beneficial.

Social media describes the online technologies and practices that people use to share opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives. Social media content can take many different forms, including text, images, audio, and video.

The term “social media” refers to forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages and other content. Social media provides new and capable ways for governments to communicate the value they provide to their residents. It offers cities/towns/boroughs a way to create added value by providing more targeted, useful, and detailed information and opportunities.

Questions to ask when deciding to participate in social media for municipalities. 

Several questions need to be answered before engaging in social media activities – which should not be ad hoc, a more common than not approach.

  • Does your municipality and its leaders understand the benefits of social media? 
  • Does your municipality and its leaders understand the pitfalls, risks and liabilities of managing a social media presence? 
  • What protocols can be implemented to manage the risks and liabilities of social media engagement? 
  • What best practices and training programs can be implemented for successful use of social media?  

Benefits of social media engagement for municipalities. 

Among the many benefits of an effective social media presence with relevant and regular content is that it can boost resident loyalty and engagement for municipalities. Thousands of elected officials in all aspects of government are using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn and YouTube to communicate with their audiences. And yet, many boroughs, townships, cities, and other types of municipal entities are either not engaging or not engaging properly.

Here are some of the most notable benefits that we discussed at the conference:


  • Citizen participation, communication and data gathering such as surveys
  • Crime watch and safety alerts
  • Crisis and reputation management
  • Improves efficiency
  • Increases trust and confidence with transparency
  • Marketing cost savings
  • Media relations and news dissemination
  • Polls and election forecasting
  • Promotes economic development
  • Real-time communications
  • Supports mission, objectives and message management


Examples of positive engagement on social media platforms include:

Doylestown Township, Bucks County, PA, which maintains active profiles on Twitter and Facebook with a prominent social media policy on their website.

Easttown Township in Chester County, PA, maintains social media profiles which can be followed from their website for their township, police and library.

The City of Philadelphia maintains a social media policy and profiles on various social media platforms including City of Philadelphia Government on Facebook, @PhiladelphiaGov on Twitter, and many government-sponsored videos on YouTube.

What examples do you know of that demonstrate a positive and effective use of social media by municipalities? Please share your examples below.




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I know the need for great employees, and the difference between those that establish your business and the ones and am a company owner. They may be the face of your business - and your standing can be trusted by you to both of these gentlemen. Only in packing the truck their outstanding work, prevented a second trip - something which we couldn't manage. An excellent method to research for a moving company is by looking.

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After receiving references from moving companies that are prospective, never proceed with hiring a company without checking references. Picking out a median bid may be a safer approach to ensure that you do not pick a low quality moving company who underbid everyone else. A moving company who seems unprofessional and disorganized may not supply quality moving services. A firm who does not keep appointments in a timely fashion or doesn't return voicemail messages may not be a good mover. Although it takes effort and time, locating a great mover may be an important measure for making the moving process easier and less stressful.

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We cannot speak highly enough of Tyron and Keenan, our movers. They provided great customer service and worked quickly, were organized. The only exception to the rule is if the moving company advertises that they bill the job by the hour, no matter what you've got to move. Of course there are lots of good moving companies out there-but it is an industry that has its share of consumer grievances.

According to the severity of the grievance, you may choose not to pursue this business. Should youn't have anyone to ask, the best place to start your research is on MovingScam.com This is a site dedicated to revealing moving scams before they happen to you. Consumers put a lot of confidence in professional movers, which is why good ones are as prized as a competent and honest machinist.

It's finally the movers the consumer who mainly dictate the client experience. There are several points to consider, when selecting a moving company. This really is always advisable, as all parties then understand where they stand. For instance, you have the right to be present when your goods are weighed to assess the correctness of the process and you'll be able to request a reweigh if you aren't confident - make sure that the business agrees to this upfront.

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All you really need to do now is get prepared for your own day that is moving - simply do not forget to give your movers beforehand to confirm your arrangements! A great moving company will describe a professional appearance and demeanor. Selecting the finest moving company isn't easy. At Master Movers old cartons will never be used by us to transfer your items. The goal of most of us here at Master Movers will be to attempt to save you cash.

Leave it too long and you will find the businesses that are great are fully booked and you'll have less choice in the issue. It is far better reserve your business as much in advance as possible and to pick. And do not use household-goods brokerage services that find moving companies for youthey are not controlled by the laws.

Once you pick a business, book the company through Red beacon and the project can begin. A good moving company will be easily evident when you perform basic research about the company. The procedure for hiring a moving company requires careful thought, however. The in-home appraisal is a great time to get a feel about the company you're thinking of hiring -- a quality estimator likely represents a quality business.

When relocating and hiring a moving company to take you across the country, keep these do's and do not's in mind. The movers would not leave without payment. Friends and asking family is the simplest thing you can do in order to find a great moving company and easy. Here's a link to enable you to find out who controls movers in your state. Movers generally do not expect a suggestion but is valued when given. Furthermore, there aren't many people in the service industry that work as hard as movers. By taking all these factors into consideration, the good movers can be found by you more readily while steering clear of the poor ones.

It's also great to inquire how many people will be delegated to your move - the quicker it'll go, the more there are. Most folks usually find that 3 is an ideal number - this gives you 2 folks unloading and 1 to sort the vehicle out. Most sources, like the sales associate we discussed to at TransAmerican Van Lines, a national moving company, suggested that tipping movers had not been expected and was up to the customer.

Bear in mind that movers are generally active at the close of the month, at weekends and on Fridays and may bill for these times that are premium. If you decide that finding your own moving company is too much work or demands a lot of time, consider using the assistance of look at these guys Http://www.williestransfer.com/west-palm-beach-movers-2/ instead. Peruse the quotes carefully and choose the company that fits your budget and style. For best results, strive for at least three bids to let you compare various moving companies to select the one that meets your needs.

The business may have moving gear and professional trucks to handle any job demanded of the move. The USA.gov supplies significant details about the issues to take into account when hiring a mover. If an approximation is way out of whack in comparison with the others, it's probably too good to be true -- and you more likely you're to get hit up by an unscrupulous mover later for more prices.

Don't get quotes over the telephone; the only solid approximation is one which you get after you have a moving company representative in your home looking at your stuff. The moving business is quite complicated, and you have to put in some legwork, to make sure you get a quality moving company. Another step would be to request all the moving companies for moving quotes.

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Get their view on which moving companies are great, or moving companies you should avoid. Phone that office and see if the business you want to hire has any grievances.

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Better yet, before you start packing, now's an ideal time to start planning the easiest way and an easy move to achieve that is to hire a moving company that is reputable and amazing. Your choice on which merchandise supplier or service provider to use can only just be informed if you know the fixings required to make a great mover. With fewer enforcement officials operating to catch unscrupulous household goods agents nowadays and rogue movers, it is becoming increasingly dangerous to shop for move providers in a virtual marketplace.

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Movers that display its ProMover brand have already been through a training program and received certificate in the organization. You'll be surprised at just how helpful they will be - many will send estimators by weight for your home particularly if they price, to come up with a quote.

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After you narrow down your chances question them about their experience and services and phone or meet with each moving company. While you'll want to save just as much money as you can during a move, you also have to make sure you can trust the company moving your cherished belongings. Don't forget to look a mover up here and see if it has any complaints, before you hire they to do that. But when you realize the secrets to locating a mover that is reputable, movers do exist!

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Find out what running authority the work be performed under -- While the professional appearing pictures and well-scripted explanations in the sales easel may seem and seem appealing, demand the firm you hire shows proof of their professional qualifications issued by local, state or national regulatory offices before you allow them into your house.

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          You Got Pranked! Conor McGregor's Kazakh ‘Twin’ Convinces Everyone He’s UFC Star        
Just recently, street workout athlete Islam Badurgov created a sensation online after taking to the streets of L.A. looking like Conor McGregor. Badurgov told Sputnik how (and why) he convinced crowds of the Irish champion’s fans that he was McGregor. By the way, he’s back at it again, only this time in New York!
          New Warriors Arena to be Slightly Lower, Assuming It Gets Built in the First Place – Artist’s Conception        
TweetSo, unlike the disastrous America’s Cup and 8 Washington campaigns, the Golden State Warriors project is based around stuff that San Franciscans can actually benefit from. So that’s a good sign. Remember, the more you complain now, the better this deal gets for San Francisco. You the public are the bad cop and genial SFGov […]
          Talk Is All Health Care at the Art Fair        
Kathleen Vinehout

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Senator Kathleen Vinehout

“My father-in-law is losing his health insurance,” Pam told me. She stopped to chat as we perused the booths at the Stockholm Art Fair.

Stockholm, population 66, has one of the best art fairs in western Wisconsin. Judging by the license plates, the fair is high on the list for Minnesotans too.

The 44th annual fair was held on the grounds of the city park overlooking Lake Pepin, the widest spot in the Mississippi River. Over 100 artists were eager to share their health care stories and sell their creations. There were few bugs. Weather was warm, but not too hot. Colors were everywhere.

The air smelled of fresh roasted nuts, gyro meat and kettle corn. Organic beef, wood-fired locally sourced pizza and maple ice cream kept hunger at bay.

Talented regional musicians kept folks entertained as neighbors sat on straw bales under a tent. Many shared treasures and pointed out favorite artists.

Under the surface, though, folks worried. My conversations were almost exclusively about health care.

Pam told me how a local health plan, La Crosse-based Health Tradition is quitting the federal marketplace Healthcare.gov next year. Others shared how loved ones recently received letters from Anthem or Health Tradition dropping coverage next year.

Recently, Wisbusiness.com reported roughly 23,000 will be affected by the pull out of Anthem and Health Tradition. Insurers blame the “uncertainty in federal operations, rules and guidance including cost sharing reduction subsidies.” This statement translates into: as Congress debates cutting help to people who need it, companies realize they may not have the customers to make a plan work.

In the insurance world, the larger the pool, the lower the risk. But if folks don’t have help buying insurance and younger people get cheaper plans, the folks that are left – sicker and older – end up with more expensive plans and, maybe, none at all.

The Affordable Care Act is not perfect. But it was carefully balanced to share the risk – the basic element of keeping health care affordable for all.

Many artists and musicians are self-employed. The Affordable Care Act and Healthcare.gov created a way for self-employed and small business owners to buy health coverage. Many artists I spoke with are older, coming to the profession later in life. Many of us over fifty have pre-existing conditions and need regular health care.

Artists expressed concerns about the limited health coverage available in Buffalo and Pepin counties. These counties recently joined the dubious ranks of counties with only one health plan under the Healthcare.gov marketplace. Because of federal uncertainty, five counties, include La Crosse, are down to only one provider next year under the marketplace.

Farmers feared losing health coverage or changing long-standing relationships with providers.

The fear of losing health care is stressful – I heard and felt it as conversation after conversation shifted to health insurance.

As I watched the vibrantly dressed people soaking in the imaginative art, I thought about how experiencing the art fair provided a balm for our stressful lives.

Gazing at the pottery I nearly bumped into a retired physician and his wife. He also saw the attraction people found to art as a way to heal our stressed world. He shared his experiences over the years.

“When I ask ‘How are you?’ what do you think is the number one complaint I get?” he asked.

“Patients say to me ‘I’m stressed, Doctor.’ When I open up the hood and look inside, I see stress.”

“Art brings beauty. It softens the heart,” the doctor shared. The art fair helps make it better.

I watched men in florescent orange with camo, a woman in sheer black lace with her back covered in tattoos and another in a brightly colored African Dashiki.

People came together creating their own art among all the wares for sale. In all of this diversity was a beautiful harmony.

Somehow, we must take this approach to health care. A plan unique for each person. Respecting our own individuality and needs. Also, in harmony with others. Sharing the risk. Working for all.


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          Governor Pat Quinn Proclaims March 1-8, 2014 "Get Covered Illinois Week"        
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          AIDAN LANG INTRODUCES MADAME BUTTERFLY        

Listen to or read this downloadable podcast by General Director Aidan Lang. Puccini’s powerful Madame Butterfly returns to Seattle this August (eight performances, August 5-19). Aidan considers Madame Butterfly Puccini’s greatest tragedy and, in this podcast, explains both its human story and its anti-imperialist indictment of the politics of colonialism.

Hello, everyone! This is Aidan Lang, and here I am again to talk about our summer opera, which is Puccini’s Madame Butterfly.

Madame Butterfly is, according to those lists of ‘most-performed operas,’ always in the top three most-performed operas in any given year around the world. That’s perfectly understandable: it has everything on the surface which an opera needs. It has romance, it has tragedy, it has incredibly beautiful music, and it’s normally depicted in a very attractive, visually appealing fashion.

Everyone loves Puccini. Puccini’s music, it’s very easy to sit back and let it wash over you. Of course it is glorious music. But he was also a very acute dramatist. Undoubtedly, Puccini’s skill is to manipulate his viewer to come to exactly the emotional response that he wants. He leaves very little room for ambiguity compared to, say, Mozart. Mozart’s great operas are full of choices and decisions and can go in many, many different directions. We’re doing Così fan tutte later this season, and if ever there was an opera which can go in multiple directions, it’s Così fan tutte. Puccini, generally speaking, not so. But as I say, Puccini was much more acute as a dramatist than I think he’s given credit for.

Let’s look at Madame Butterfly for a moment in the context of the three operas he wrote with Illica and Giacosa, that is La bohème, Tosca, and Butterfly: they’re all very different pieces, but it’s worth thinking for a moment, how the audience goes on a different emotional journey with each of them. Tosca is essentially a thriller. In an awful way, we enjoy the pain, the suffering, the fact that death is just around the corner (and probably feel a bit guilty for doing so). It works in exactly the same way that we respond to a thriller, today.

Now, La bohème for me is not a tragedy, in the formal sense of the word. La bohème is a story in which circumstance causes Mimì’s demise. She is sick with tuberculosis; she can do nothing about that. Yes, you could take a socio-economic viewpoint and say, it’s the poverty which causes her death, and causes the conditions in which she lives; but I don’t think you can really mount a production around that concept! Fundamentally, she’s doomed to die because she’s sick. It’s very, very sad. But formally, it’s not a tragedy. Tragedies are formed by human decision and human behavior. So, of the three of them, I would hold that Madame Butterfly is the one which has a true tragic nature. She is deceived; but she makes a decision which is her undoing.

We the audience know at the very beginning of the piece, when we meet Pinkerton and the Consul, Sharpless; we know right from the start that Pinkerton has no intention of making this a permanent arrangement. The entire drama is framed by that moment. Butterfly takes a very different viewpoint. She believes everything that Pinkerton has told her. She misunderstands his cruel jape about the robins, that he’ll be back when the robins return to the nest. She’s innocent, and she sticks to her belief in the love which Pinkerton has shown her for a very brief moment. Every other character in Act Two in some way advises her to be pragmatic and to forget: Goro, the marriage broker; she’s visited by Prince Yamadori, the suitor; Sharpless, the Consul, tries in his weak way to turn her around; and one suspects that Suzuki, her servant, has said this many times in the past (although she doesn’t do so in the opera). But Butterfly sticks to her guns, and is ultimately undone by not only the actions and behavior of Pinkerton, but also by her misguided belief in his honor. Honor is of course the operative word, and in the final scene she returns to the customs of her own people and takes her own life. Indeed, on the dagger, her father’s dagger, is engraved “It is better to die with honor than to live with dishonor.”

So to return to the tragic rhythm of the piece, Butterfly makes a conscious decision, in between Acts One and Two, while Pinkerton is away, to remain true to an essentially dishonorable man. The nobility she finds at the end, to take her life, I think gives her a genuine tragic status. Yes, she’s a victim of callousness, in the same way Mimì is a victim of illness; but whereas Mimì can do nothing about it, and death is an inevitable consequence of tuberculosis, Butterfly makes a conscious decision, and in her death achieves honor, she achieves nobility, and our response is more than just sadness at her death. It’s a response of respect and understanding, and as such I think that’s why for me, Butterfly is the one of the three great Puccini operas which might be termed a genuine tragedy.

Now, Butterfly is an opera I remember seeing when I was relatively young, in a standard version. But the production with which I can say I grew up is one I first saw when I was a student, in Birmingham, in the UK, given by the Welsh National Opera. What was unusual about this production is that it played the hard-hitting first version of the opera. So what am I talking about here? I’m talking about a piece which was changed radically between its disastrous premiere, its one-night stand in Milan, in February of 1904, and the version which is commonly performed today.

The director of the [WNO] production, Joachim Herz, was one of the great East German directors whose work became available to the West in the 1970s. This production in fact had originated in the Komische Oper in Berlin, ten or twelve years before the fall of the Berlin wall, and then Welsh National Opera put it in their repertoire in the late ‘70s, and it remained there for about 30 years. I worked at Welsh National Opera between 1985 and 1990, and we had it on our stage many, many times. I saw it since, about ten years ago, with Nuccia Focile, our beloved soprano who’s sung so many times here at Seattle Opera. So, what was different about it? Well, it presented the opera as Puccini originally wrote it, before the piece got changed radically over the course of the next two years.

Madame Butterfly had a disastrous one-night stand premiere at La Scala; it was booed, and Puccini set about making a number of revisions. What did the audience not like about it? Well, basically, they found some of the scenes a bit long; they found the second act hugely long; and above all, they hated the fact that the tenor was a deeply unpleasant character. In other words, the opera didn’t suit the expectations of an Italian, early twentieth-century audience. So what Puccini did, he turned the long second act into two separate acts, so it became a three-act opera; he gave the tenor an aria of remorse at the end, to soften his character; and he (and I think wisely) cut some of the longer sequences within the wedding scene in Act One, and I have to say I think the cuts he made are no loss. Certainly Act One, in the original version, does outstay its welcome a little bit.

This production stayed with me because what I saw was an incredibly hard-hitting piece; uncompromising in the way it portrays the arrogant, imperialist attitudes to the Japanese people as exemplified by Pinkerton. Once I’d entered the profession, I always saw it performed it in what’s known as the standard version, the version which Puccini (or rather, his publisher Ricordi) settled on after performances in Paris in 1906. There’s no doubt about it: it’s not the same. It’s much softer. So what we’re doing here in this production at Seattle Opera: we’re not doing the 1904 original version in its entireity, but we have inserted a couple little moments which remind one how tough a piece this is.

For example, to take a small thing at the very end of the opera, we meet Pinkerton’s American wife, Kate Pinkerton. Now, in the original, she’s come with one purpose in mind: to take away that child. She’s unsparing in her cruelty, really, to Butterfly, whom she considers like a plaything. In the Paris version—and this is the version which is now accepted as the ‘standard’ version—her part is reduced to almost nothing, and lines which were allocated to her are given to the Consul, Sharpless. She comes across as a rather sympathetic character, who’s blameless and there to give a bit of moral support to Butterfly. That’s not what Puccini intended. So in our production, we are going to play the original La Scala version of this short scene, because it reminds us, at the very end, of the essential conflict which lies at the heart of this piece.

The genesis of this piece is very interesting. It started with a short story written by a Frenchman called Pierre Loti, called Madame Chrysanthemum. Loti was a sailor, and his tale in many ways captures the core essence of the story, that is that Americans, or overseas visitors to the treaty ports, coming to have a quick arranged ‘marriage’ with a local bride, purely for the duration of their stay. The tone of his book is cynical, and he’s exceedingly disrespectful to the Japanese wife, who he considers conniving and out for as much money as she can get.

The most important source to the opera is a short story by John Luther Long, which was turned subsequently into a play by David Belasco, a play which Puccini saw and which inspired him to write the opera. Long is much more critical about the imperialist powers. Whereas in Loti’s little novel, the criticism is of the behavior and attitude and planning of the Japanese bride, Long in his novel inverts this 180 degrees. His criticism is of the imperialist attitudes of the Western powers, who traded and exploited Japan at the end of the nineteenth century.

The character of Pinkeron, in Long, is an absolutely appalling man. He is patronizing, he’s arrogant, he’s rude; he asks Butterfly to give over her religion and her culture. In other words, it is a metaphor for the way an imperialist power runs roughshod over the civilization with which they have obstensibly come merely to trade. It could be said that the novel, the play, and the opera works at a metaphorical level, to underline this strong social point that Long was making.

Puccini’s opera started with the same intense social critique as derived from Long’s short story. But within two years it’s been sanitized out of all recognition. Consequently the new Paris version, which becomes the standard performing version, is a shadow of the work’s original intent. I think this is compounded to a certain degree by the very nature of Puccini’s music. Consider the glorious love duet between Pinkerton and Butterfly which closes Act One. It’s very hard not to be seduced by its charm, by its beauty, by the way it’s structured, and its logical conclusion. The more involved we get with that duet musically and emotionally, the more we tend to leave our critical faculties behind, and forget the fact that this, from Pinkerton’s point of view, is simply a one-night stand, he’s gonna be off in two or three days; whereas for Butterfly it’s a commitment for life, and this of course is the very heart of the story. Now, the danger is that we begin to react purely in an emotional way, and not also retaining our critical faculties.

I spoke earlier about the way the piece itself over the course of two years morphed into something very different from its original purpose and intention. And in addition to this, I think that as so often with the standard repertoire pieces which get performed over and over and over again throughout the world, a certain laziness of performance tradition kicks in. Gustav Mahler (who not only was a great composer but was a great, great opera conductor and, amazingly, never wrote an opera himself) once said that “Tradition is just laziness.” And I think one of the problems I think Butterfly faces today is that it’s done so often, and it’s done—I have to be honest with my listeners!—that it’s often done with perhaps less rehearsal than is desirable, often performed by people who have done their roles many, many times. And so a performance tradition kicks in. Even new productions I have seen have made no real effort to think about this piece afresh. Productions tend to do what is always done. And that’s where some bad performance tradition kicks in. One of the challenges for an opera company today is to think very seriously about this piece, to find a way that its hard-hitting heart can come over, but without appearing like a political lesson.

I decided to bring this production by Kate Cherry, which was first done in New Zealand in 2013, because I looked around at other productions and couldn’t find one which captured this fine balance between making you think but at the same time respecting the exquisite nature of the piece itself. At first glance, the production seems to fulfill all the standard requirements of the work. But actually, it’s been thought out in a very, very careful way. Visually—and it’s incredibly beautiful to look at—it takes the viewpoint that the restrained visual language of Japanese art is itself being desecrated by the arrival of Pinkerton. The production shows little nods to things like kabuki theater. You’ll see a deliberately painted backdrop to the garden which appears from time to time, which is two-dimensional, in the way that if you visit kabuki theater you see definitely a painted backdrop rather than a realistic backdrop. The setting itself takes the idea of a butterfly caught in a lantern; so lanterns play an important part, and of course any insect caught in a lantern is going to die at some point, as they get burnt. And so Butterfly is metaphorically burnt by the experience with Pinkerton. So it’s exquisitely beautiful to look at, but it’s exquisitely beautiful for a very important dramaturgical reason.

At the risk of hammering this home, all art works at a metaphorical level; and although on the surface Butterfly appears to be a realistic piece about real people, it’s not dealing with archetypes or myths, but nevertheless there is a metaphorical lesson being delivered within the piece: the ravishment of Butterfly by Pinkerton is effectively a symbol for the way that the Western powers—and it wasn’t just the States! It was Britain, it was France, it was Russia, it was the Netherlands—all exploited and took advantage of their trading partner, the emerging Japanese nation.

Certainly in Europe and in New Zealand, the character of Pinkerton is emblematic not just of the States so much as of the Western powers as a whole. One of my colleagues here at Seattle Opera made the interesting observation to me. She said that in performances here in the US, audiences tend to see Pinkerton as a bad apple. And therefore not symbolizing something greater than just the individual, which I think is crucial to an understanding of the piece.

Madame Butterfly is one of the absolute great roles of soprano repertoire, and it needs a formidable singer. It needs a singer who can play a 15 year-old, and yet has the vocal weight to carry some very dense orchestration. It’s an incredibly long role. Once she’s made her entrance, which is pretty soon in Act One, she’s onstage for the entire time, except a short sequence at the beginning of the Third Act (or the second part of the second half). It carries an emotional challenge: to be resilient in the face of opposition, as the characters oppose her steadfastness; and then to find at the end of the opera both the vocal guns for the final scena and the acting ability to find the nobility in the character as well, is a huge challenge. I’m very pleased to say that we have two singers, in Lianna Haratounian and Yasko Sato, two singers who are specialists in this role, and both capture beautifully the many facets which this role requires.

Our two Pinkertons, the Russian Alexei Dolgov and the young American singer, Dominick Chenes, are both actually quite different singers, and I think that’s one of the beauties of having a double cast, is that we’ll get a different tone from each of them. This production does include Pinkerton’s short Act 3 aria, “Addio, fiorito asil,” but it doesn’t have to be done in a sentimental way. What was interesting in New Zealand was the way the Italian singer who sang it found a sort of epiphany, a moment of self-understanding, in the aria, rather than simply an appeal to the audience for forgiveness. So I’m looking forward to seeing that, slightly different tone, repeated once more again on our stage.

We decided not to double-cast either Sharpless or Suzuki, because we felt that the two performers we engaged were very capable of singing the back-to-back performances which we have on a couple of occasions. So it’s my great pleasure to welcome back Weston Hurt as Sharpless, and also Renee Rapier, who was in Mary Stuart, who’s going to sing the role of Suzuki. Throughout the season we are seeing quite a lot of Daniel Sumegi, a Seattle Opera favorite; he’s going to make a brief appearance as the Bonze, before he takes on a bigger role as Basilio in The Barber of Seville. And also, hot off the success and the wonderful impact he made in The Magic Flute as Monostatos, Rodell Rosel returns instantly to sing the role of Goro.

Even in my short time it’s been my huge pleasure to have worked with Carlo Montanaro on more than one occasion, and it’s great to see him return to the pit to conduct this production. Carlo is such a wonderful colleague; he understands what makes opera tic in a brilliant way, and I know this is a piece which he loves dearly. Also he brings an incisiveness and a freshness to his interpretation. I know he will really get his teeth into this thoughtful production.

I’ve mentioned Kate Cherry, the director, but the designer plays an important part in any Madame Butterfly. This production represents the US debut of the Australian designer Christina Smith. Christina’s designs were hailed on both occasions the production played in New Zealand, and I know you’ll enjoy the really fine and beautiful aesthetic which we’re putting on our stage.

So at the end of the day, we always have to ask ourselves, what constitutes the success of a production? Madame Butterfly has a lot going for you: it’s one of the great operas, and one cannot fail to be moved by it. But for me, what differentiates art from entertainment is that art contains a balance between emotion and thought. And I think a great performance of Madame Butterfly should leave the audience with a difficult sensation in their mind. So the audience should leave a performance of Madame Butterfly not only moved by the individual tragedy of Butterfly herself, but I think also outraged at the behavior of the exploiting Western powers which have brought that tragedy into being in the first place.


          Asian American partners inspire new understanding of Madame Butterfly        
Panelists for Seattle Opera's upcoming panel: "Asian American Arts Leaders Respond to Madame Butterfly" include (clockwise from top, left): The Shanghai Pearl, Matthew Ozawa, Angel Alviar-Langley, Karl Reyes, Roger Tang, LeiLani Nishime, Frank Abe, moderator, and Kathy Hsieh
With stylized sets inspired by Japanese theater and lush, colorful kimono worn by singers, Seattle Opera’s grand production of Madame Butterfly coming this August may seem like business-as-usual. But there’s a dramatic difference that sets this Butterfly apart: the broader conversation taking place on cultural appropriation, yellowface, and Asian American representation. While certainly not new to many Asian and Pacific Islanders, these conversations have permeated the Puget Sound theater scene for the past several years following a production of The Mikado that made national news. 

In many ways, this dialogue is a direct challenge to how opera has been done in the past—especially an opera like Madame Butterfly, where Asian characters are frequently portrayed by white performers. (Seattle Opera’s production will not attempt to change a given singer’s race through wig or makeup). As seen by The Metropolitan Opera’s 2015 decision to drop the use of blackface in its Otello and other events, the opera world is just beginning to reevaluate its tradition of color-blind casting and starting to have more conversations about how the art form is changing. Considering General Director Aidan Lang’s vision of serving the diverse people of Washington State, Seattle Opera will not shy away from critical voices in the community,

Seattle Opera presents Madame Butterfly Aug. 5-19, 2017. Unlike how the opera has traditionally been presented, the company will not attempt to change a given singer's race with wigs or makeup. Neil Mackenzie photo
“We have work to do in order to become a company that truly stands for racial equity,” Lang said. “Ultimately, we aim to preserve the awe-inspiring universal qualities of our art, while changing Eurocentric inequities. We know from our community-engagement works such as As One, a transgender story, and An American Dream, depicting the incarceration of Japanese Americans, that opera has the power to serve diverse groups. It’s our responsibility to help make it happen.”

In an attempt to listen and learn surrounding Butterfly (August 5-19), Seattle Opera has organized three community-engagement events, including performances of the opera An American Dream, and two panels featuring exclusively Asian American artists and leaders. In addition, during the performance run of Butterfly, large-scale lobby exhibits will provide greater context for what the audience member is about to see. The viewer will learn about Puccini’s intentional criticism of American imperialism, and rampant anti-Japanese attitudes in the early 20th century when he was composing. Such attitudes would continue to have devastating consequences for people of Japanese ancestry, including the mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, which is where An American Dream picks up.

Seattle Opera will pair  Madame Butterfly with its community-engagement opera An American Dream to provide a more complete picture on how cultural imperialism and anti-Japanese attitudes in the West would impact people of Japanese ancestry well into the 20th century and beyond. Philip Newton photo
In a heartbreaking tale of cultural imperialism, Butterfly depicts a trusting Japanese maiden who is abandoned by a reckless American naval officer. Four internationally acclaimed artists make company debuts in this exciting production. They include: Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian and Japanese soprano Yasko Sato (also her U.S. debut) as Cio-Cio-San, with Russian tenor Alexey Dolgov and American tenor Dominick Chenes as Pinkerton. (Alexia Voulgaridou, who was originally scheduled to sing Cio-Cio-San, is now expecting her first child and has withdrawn). Returning artists for Butterfly include Weston Hurt (Sharpless), Renée Rapier (Suzuki), Sarah Mattox (Kate Pinkerton), Rodell Rosel (Goro), Ryan Bede (Prince Yamadori), and Daniel Sumegi (The Bonze). Carlo Montanaro returns to conduct, and director Kate Cherry makes her Seattle Opera debut with a production hailed as “sublime, visually fantastic, must-see” (stuff.co.nz).

An American Dream composed by Jack Perla with libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo returns in fall 2017 as part of the company’s community-engagement work to introduce opera to new audiences. Presenting partners include Densho and Seattle’s Japanese American Citizens League chapter, who, through post-show discussions, will help take attendees deeper into the civil-rights implications of this story and its themes of wartime hysteria, racism, and xenophobia. Inspired by true stories from Puget Sound’s history, Dream depicts two intersecting narratives during World War II: a Japanese American family facing incarceration, and a German Jewish immigrant preoccupied by those she left behind. Details regarding the performance will be announced on seattleopera.org in the coming weeks.

Seattle JACL and Seattle Opera are partnering together for An American Dream, a community-engagement opera depicting the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. 
The other activities surrounding Butterfly include two panels. The first, “Asian Arts Leaders Respond to Madame Butterfly” on July 9 at SIFF Cinema Uptown 2, is moderated by Frank Abe, co-founder of Seattle’s Asian American Journalists Association. Angel Alviar-Langley, a queer Filipina American street-styles dancer, will perform and also serve on the panel, which will include Kathy Hsieh, a celebrated actor and arts leader; LeiLani Nishime, an Associate Professor of Communication whose research focuses on Asian American representation among other topics; Matthew Ozawa, opera stage director; The Shanghai Pearl, internationally-beloved burlesque artist; Roger Tang, the “Godfather of Asian American theatre” (A. Magazine); and Karl Reyes, a frequent performer in Seattle Opera mainstage productions, as well as a longtime member of the Seattle Opera Chorus. 

Later in the month, “Reversing the Madame Butterfly Effect: Asian American Women Reinvent Themselves Onstage” will take place on July 28 at Cornish Playhouse Studio Theatre. The evening will include three short plays by Asian American women playwrights as well as conversations on reclaiming Asian female representation in art and entertainment. The event is curated by Kathy Hsieh and presented in partnership with SIS Productions.

Celebrated Seattle actor and arts leader Kathy Hsieh will serve as both a panelist on July 9 and is curating "Asian American Women Reinvent Themselves Onstage" on July 28. 
Of course, these plans are simply a start toward greater equity and inclusion, and creating a more welcoming environment for everyone to be able to experience opera. 

“I can’t speak for all people of Japanese or API ancestry—some of whom love opera and love Madame Butterfly,” said Sarah Baker, President of Seattle’s Japanese American Citizens League. “But I can say that Butterfly is frequently a hurtful and problematic work to many in our community. Seattle JACL hopes you will let your voice be heard at Seattle Opera’s panel discussions. Let’s help create a better future for the arts. Ultimately, Asian Americans and all people of color need to see our own narratives onstage, brought to life by performers, storytellers, and directors who include people from our own communities.”


          BAHIA: TOPA completa dez anos com sessão especial na Assembleia Legislativa        
Foto: ASCOM GOV BA
Alfabetizandos e alfabetizadores do Todos pela Alfabetização (TOPA) lotaram a sessão especial no plenário da Assembleia Legislativa, nesta sexta-feira (4), em homenagem aos dez anos do programa que já beneficiou mais de 1,5 milhões de pessoas em toda a Bahia, graças à parceria do Estado com prefeituras municipais e entidades dos movimentos sociais e sindicais, bem como universidades públicas e institutos de Educação sem fins lucrativos. A sessão, proposta pela deputada estadual Neusa Cadore, contou com as presenças dos secretários da Educação, Walter Pinheiro, e de Desenvolvimento Econômico da Bahia, Jacques Wagner.

O secretário Walter Pinheiro destacou a importância da implantação do TOPA, na Bahia, e o que representa uma década do programa. “O TOPA foi um desafio pautado pelo governo estadual que se instalou em 2007, tendo à frente o governador Jacques Wagner. A Bahia ainda está precisando fazer muita justiça ao ex-governador baiano, porque ele teve a coragem de plantar um planejamento para o nosso Estado até 2035 e um dos pilares é, justamente, a Educação. Ele teve a percepção de que não é possível falar em avanço na Educação, tanto em nível estadual como no Ensino Superior, sem se resolver um gravíssimo problema acumulado, que é o analfabetismo”.
Foto: ASCOM GOV BA
O TOPA, completou Pinheiro, teve a proeza de atingir a milhões de baianos e o desafio, agora, é dar sequência à base implantada pelo programa. “O governador Rui Costa teve a sábia decisão de unir o programa ao Pacto pela Educação, em um regime de colaboração entre o Estado e os municípios, dando a essas pessoas, que foram vítimas durante anos e anos ao não acesso à Educação na idade certa, mais dignidade para que sejam reinseridas na sociedade. O nosso novo desafio é pegar essas pessoas que foram alfabetizadas e fazê-las voltar à escola para aprender e aprimorar técnicas de suas atividades profissionais para que possam, efetivamente, dar o passo seguinte em suas vidas”. O secretário também criticou a postura do governo Federal, que cortou verbas do programa, este ano, diminuindo o alcance e o atendimento ao público-alvo do TOPA.

O secretário de Desenvolvimento Econômico, Jacques Wagner, também falou sobre os dez anos do TOPA. “Este momento em que o programa completa uma década de existência representa uma importante caminhada na busca pela dignidade e cidadania, porque era uma vergonha que a terra de Cosme de Farias, Castro Alves e Anísio Teixeira e tanta gente mais dedicada à Educação tivesse o maior número de analfabetos do Brasil. Então, não podíamos manter essa marca e lançamos o programa. Estamos aqui para celebrar algo que é fundamental na vida de qualquer pessoa, que é o acesso ao conhecimento. Hoje, comemoramos os mais de 1,5 milhões de alfabetizados, até 2016, e os 32 mil professores que, enfrentando todas as dificuldades inimagináveis, venceram o desafio proposto pelo TOPA, que considero muito emocionante porque estamos falando não de números, mas de vidas”.

Fonte:ASCOM/Secretaria da Educação do Estado da Bahia
          Email of the day 2        

I really enjoyed this email which is also very informative, and you certainly have made some astute calls on our elections.

Davros is certainly scary, as is Corbyn’s track record, although my imagination does not reveal to me the spitting image resemblance. Surprisingly, at least to me, he has run the most successful campaign. Under constant attack from May he has shown amazing self-control, presenting himself as a gentle, respectful and even kindly moderate figure, above criticism, rather than the hard-line Marxist his track record reveals.

Thanks for introducing me to Electoral Calculus by Martin Baxter. It is reassuring and also interesting, although they show a Conservative gain of only 30 seats – a far cry from the 100 or more seats which many pundits were forecasting when the campaign commenced. Worryingly, Baxter respects the YouGov polling methodology, while disagreeing with its prediction that the Conservatives will lose their majority. If that happens we are in trouble.

(See also: General election: Polls and odds tracker in final week of campaigning, from The Telegraph)


          Der Handspielreport – So masturbiert Deutschland!        
Erstens kommt es anders und zweitens als man denkt… Gerade eben habe ich noch geschrieben, dass sintimate in eine Sommerpause geht und genau dann stolpere ich über den Handspielreport. Der Sex Toy-Hersteller TENGA – einigen von euch vielleicht bekannt durch die TENGA Eggs – hat zusammen mit YouGov in einer repräsentativen Umfrage mehr als 2000 […]
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          Marine Protected Areas (Episode 78)        
In this video episode, we take a look at the National Marine Protected Areas Center and preview one of four new videos available on the MPA.gov website.
          Marathon Training: Respect the Heat        
Image via Nasa.gov I’m at the two week countdown to marathon day and my confidence heading into the race is at the lowest point that it has been this training cycle. My major goal for last week was to get in a final, solid 20+ mile training run. Well, I ran 20 miles last Tuesday, […]
          'Repeal the NFA' Petition surpasses 100k signature target        

Following the leaked ATF whitepaper suggesting suppressors be deregulated, gun enthusiasts have created a petition on petitions.whitehouse.gov and just surpassed the require 100k signatures

The NFA or National Firearms Act, is a regulation passed by the 73rd Congress under suspicious conditions that imposes an excise tax on the manufacture and transfer of specific types of firearms and accessories. This act arbitrary restricts the purchase and manufacture of machine guns, short-barreled rifles and shotguns, handguns with vertical foregrips and other nebulous types of firearms.

For the manufacture or transfer of most of the items, the tax is $200 every time the item changes hands with exceptions dealing with inheritance and transfers within a trust or organization.

The National Firearms Act is the reason ‘transferable’ machineguns or those registered before the amnesty, fetch prices upwards of ten times their true value.

Gun owners for years have lamented the NFA’s existence, but popular opinion, politicians in fear of losing their position and general ignorance have prevented them from having a real chance of repealing the act. But, with the election of President Trump, and both the House and Senate enjoying Republican majorities, there is a very real, albeit small chance.

With this in mind, an individual listed on the Repeal the NFA petition page on the Government’s petition page listed only as ‘A.Z.’ created a petition to repeal the NFA on January 20th. In order for the petition to be seen by the President, it requires at least 100k signatures. A few days ago, the petition surpassed that metric, and now rests at 138,000 signatures.

https:///petition/repeal-nfa

Countless blogs and Youtube pages have reposted links to the petition, while offering their own thoughts on the matter. There’s even a Facebook page dedicated to the topic - https://www.facebook.com/Repeal-the-National-Firearms-Act-258249720877394/

Iraq Veteran

While the result of all this attention is yet to be determined, it will be interesting to see how President Trump handles his first firearms issue after pledging support to the NFA during his campaign.


          National Nutrition Month, 2017        
Look to U.S. government web sites and documents for healthy guidelines on diet and nutrition this National Nutrition Month. ChooseMyPlate.gov has tons of tips for choosing foods wisely, paring down the fat and sugar in your meals, and even redesigning a healthier alternative for your morning coffee drink. Interactive tools from the U.S. government include a […]
          Welcome to the new KGOV store!        

Welcome to the new KGOV Store!


          GOV RUTO BRUISED IN BOMET, MUTUA PUTS UP A FIGHT IN MACHAKOS        
Machakos Gubernatorial candidates Dr Alfred Mutua (left) and Wavinya Ndeti. PHOTOS | NATION GOV RUTO BRUISED IN BOMET, MUTUA PUTS UP A FIGHT IN MACHAKOS Bomet gubernatorial candidate Joyce Laboso took an early lead garnering 74,595 votes as the incumbent Isaac Rutto had 33,279 votes in 321 out of 728 polling stations. In Machakos, Alfred Mutua
          !!! POZOR - ZMENA TRÉNINGOV - mladší žiaci, starší žiaci, dorastenci a juniori !!!        
V kategóriách mladší žiaci, starší žiaci, dorastenci a juniori dochádza od 21.09.2015 k naseldovným zmenám v tréningovom procese:
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          !!! AKTUALIZOVANÝ ROZPIS TRÉNINGOV 2015/2016 !!!        

 Oznamujeme hráčom, členom, rodičom a záujemcom, že v hornej záložke bol aktualizovaný rozpis tréningov v sezóne 2015/2016 a kontakty na trénerov a vedenie klubu.

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          How to get a parking spot in Yosemite Valley        
Here's how to get a guaranteed parking spot in Yosemite Valley and leave the headache behind.
          Americans Are Overpaying for Insurance Because Obamacare Is Too Confusing        

Millions of Americans who would qualify for financial help to buy health insurance under Obamacare seem to be leaving that money on the table by purchasing coverage that's ineligible for assistance, according to a new paper published in the journal Health Affairs.

Why are so many people turning down government help? In short, we don't know for sure. But the study, authored by researchers from the Urban Institute and Michigan State University, raises a familiar issue with the health law. For many insurance shoppers, Obamacare may just be too confusing.

If you're reading this article, chances are you're familiar with the Affordable Care Act's online insurance exchanges—the state and federal websites, like healthcare.gov, where Americans can compare plans and buy coverage every open enrollment season. Most Americans who buy insurance on the individual market now use these portals, and for good reason: In order to qualify for Obamacare's coverage subsidies, you have to get your insurance through an official exchange.

Nonetheless, there are still millions of Americans who have continued to buy their coverage off the exchange. Often, the plans they choose are identical to what's offered on ACA's marketplaces. The running assumption among health care experts I've talked to over time was that the vast majority of those customers probably made too much money to receive any government help, since only families that earn between 100 and 400 percent of the poverty line are eligible for Obamacare's tax credits. For those not getting a subsidy, it might be easier and less of a time suck to buy directly from an insurer, rather than log on to healthcare.gov and fill out a long form. They may also be able to find insurance options with slightly wider networks or other advantages.

Except, it turns out that a lot of those Americans shopping off the exchanges would qualify for subsidies. Using the data from the National Health Interview Survey, the Michigan State and Urban Institute team estimated that 6.3 million nonelderly adults bought their insurance coverage outside Obamacare's marketplaces in 2015. Almost 41 percent of them reported incomes between 100 and 400 percent of the poverty line—meaning they should have been tax credit eligible. Almost 19 percent earned less than 250 percent of the poverty line, meaning they would have qualified for special subsidized plans that lowered their out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and co-pays.

But for some reason, they said no thanks.

For a number of consumers, that may have been a rational choice. Many younger, healthier Americans, for instance, have chosen to skip the exchanges and buy inexpensive, short-term health plans that don't meet Obamacare's regulatory standards. These policies don't cover pre-existing health conditions and can include lifetime caps on coverage. As a result, the federal government doesn't actually consider them insurance, and those who buy them still have to pay the individual mandate's tax penalty for the uninsured. Even with that added cost, short-term plans may be more affordable for some.

Still, it seems fairly obvious that some people are simply overpaying for coverage because they don't know any better. "I have to think a lot of them just aren't aware they could get better deals buying through the exchange," the study's lead author, Michigan State economist John Goddeeris, told Modern Healthcare. "Probably a good number of people are making a mistake."

This is not the first study to suggest that millions may be unwittingly forgoing Obamacare's financial assistance. A January Health Affairs study found that 31 percent of Californians who bought insurance on the individual market in 2014 missed out on the ACA's premium tax credits or cost-sharing subsidies either because they bought insurance off the exchange, or chose the wrong kind of plan. One clue about what might have gone wrong: People who qualified for aid but bought off-exchange coverage anyway were less likely to have gotten help from an insurance counselor. Meanwhile, in a 2015 survey by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 59 percent of the uninsured said they either did not know about Obamacare's tax credits, or didn't understand them.

The ACA has done an enormous amount of good by helping millions obtain health insurance they otherwise couldn't afford. But it's also a complicated policy contraption that assumes a relatively savvy consumer, and without extensive public education, many people are simply going to miss out on its benefits. Even the Obama White House seems to have failed at adequately spreading the word, which may well have hurt the law politically; it's easy to imagine that some voters who were enraged by rising premiums didn't realize the government was there waiting to give them a tax credit. Now, the ACA is being run by an administration that has spent months gradually sabotaging the law for political gain, and will almost surely cut back on outreach. I'm guessing the number of people paying more than they should for coverage is about to rise even higher.


          Who Am I?        
You've seen this disaster of a profile before in Bottomless Pit 2. That post featured the events on the profile. This one has the list of alternate names. Over 6000 of them. Six THOUSAND!
This profile has given me nightmares. What if there's a profile somewhere on all of our trees that, because of a computer glitch, has every name and every event attached to it?
There are also a couple dozen "alternate name" facts with no name on them at all. See the horror after the jump.

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NAME
MARY HANSON

ALTERNATE NAME
Mary A Noonan
Michael Kenney
Bernice S Kenniston
Evelyn M Sweeney
Cordelia Pierce
Phineas Scott
Russell R Costello
Edwin Augusta Kenney
Anna Trapschuh
Herbert Pierce
Harold E Johnston
Millard Kelley Austin
Catherine McDonald
Alexander Joseph McDonald
Barbra Kenney
Annabella McQueen
John McQueen
Neill McQueen
Robert Carl Trapschuh
Bernice A Marsh
Bertha Weanhold
William Weanhold
Levi Holden
Louis Irving Marsh
Charles E Marsh
Clarence A Marsh
Carrie B Marsh
Dennis Noonan
Patricia J Roberts
Phyllis
Hiram Pierce
Marylen Kenney
Ann E Butler
Warren E Bodwell
Henry W Bodwell
Grace W Bodwell
Daniel Lewis Bodwell
Richard Kelley Bodwell
Evelyn M Sweeney
Mathew C Sweeney
James Kenney
Ambrose Mcneil
Martin Kenney
Florence L Kenney
Bryan Chas Kenney
Albert Lesley Kenney
Mary Bell MacEachern
Robert Macinnis
Grace Trapschuk
William McQueen
John McQueen
James Macqueen
Archibald McQueen
Murdoch McQueen
Helen S Macneil
Donaldina MacDonald
John Kenney
Elsie Helena MacKenzie
Ralph Brenton Mackenzie
Roxanne Or Lydia Harris
John James Mc Donald
Ellen Maher
Phillip Blaine Kenney
Roberta Emmela Kenney
Lenora E Willis
Rosetta M Lenataman
Mary L Bodwell
Margaret Mcneil
Norman E MacNeil
Betty MacNeil
Harry R Roberts
Jessie E Roberts
Gladys P Mackenzie
Mary L Bodwell
Grace W Bodwell
Henry W Bodwell
Howard J Willis
Ennola Willis
Albert B Willis
Walter Mc Kenzie
Louis Mc Kenzie
Wm.H.G Salter
Agnes C Costello
John E Costello
Herbert Weinhold
Mary A Kane
Katherine MacQueen
Ann MacRae
Jessie P Kenney
Raymond A Kenney
Florence A Kenney
Leonard N Kenney
Beulah L Kenney
Ann Mcneil
Mary Hudson
Kenneth Hudson
Delbert Hudson
Willard A Hudson
Mary L Bodwell
Warren E Bodwell
Donald L Bodwell
Mary Hardy
Joan Bodwell
Harvey W Marsh
Rachael L Bodwell
Richard K Bodwell
Mary L Bodwell
Bertha G Kenniston
Joseph D Tripp
Cora Mckenzie
Janet Fraser
Flora Ann MacDonald
John Alasdair Maceachern
Minnie S Weinhold
Richard K Bodwell Junior
George Francis Mulvey
Hattie Trapschuh
Clara A Royce
Philip S Royce
John Kane
Warren E Bodwell
Donald L Bodwell
Peter Kane
Jennie M Kenney
Chap Weinhold
Lena Weinhold
Doris Foland
Richard K Bodwell
Mary L Bodwell
Rachael L Bodwell
Daniel L Bodwell
Melvin Francis Marsh
Linabelle Kenney
Kathryn L Kenney
Violet W Fenn
Florence Trapschuk
Joan Bodwell
Grace W Bodwell
Richard W Bodwell
Daniel L Bodwell
Ann E Bodwell
Geo R Pierce
Genevieve A Trapschuh
Ophelia C Kenney
Elmon Lewis
ARCHIBALD MACQUEEN
M Mary Mcdonald
B Elisabeth Mcdonald
Opal Macneil
Charles Weanhold
Helen E Bodwell
Kay Mc Neil
Gurney Mc Neil
Mary Mc Neil
Annie Mc Neil
Walter McKensie
Donald McDonald
Donald D Maclellan
Janet Sleat Macdonald
Marion Macleod
Alice A Costello
Walter Samuel Mcneil
Margaret Mcneil
Walter Marsh
Wallace Marsh
Alice E Marsh
Ellen C Marsh
Charles E Marsh
Abba F Marsh
Gracie M Marsh
Mary E MacDonald
Robert John MacEachern
Henry Pierce
Ethel R Costello
Donald A Mcdonald
Ida D Scott
Hiram Pierce
George D Tripp
Ruben Mc Kenzie
Ann E Bodwell
Gladys Perrien MacKenzie
John W Willis
Kalph Mc Kenzie
Julen Mc Kenzie
John Mc Kenzie
Malone Mc Kenzie
John Kane
Maude Kenney
Lucinda Sargeant
Mairon McKinnon
Edward J Costello
Norbert Costello
Dorothy F Sweeney
Francis L Sweeney
Margaret L Sweeney
Edmond McQueen
Sarah McQueen
Margaret McQueen
Flora Macdonald McQueen
Archibald McQueen
Rachael L Bodwell
Richard K Bodwell
Prichelle Marsh
Mary Kenney
William Salter
John Salter
George Austin
Lucy Austin
Lillie W Tripp
Mercie E Tripp
Barbara E Bodwell
Barbra Kenney
Tom Kenney
Lions Mcneil
Elizabeth Crowley
Lydia V Kenney
William Blaine Kenney
George Alvin Kenney
Kenneth MacQueen
Margaret McQueen
Alexander McQueen
Isabelle McQueen
Polly McQueen
Nepsey McQueen
Mary McQueen
Angus Mcqueen
Alexander McQueen
George A Kenney
Jessie Kenney
Emma M Kenney
Ida Trapschuh
Jerard F Cohan
Dennis Francis Cohan
James T Cohan
George R Cohan
rachel McNeil
michael McNeil
Amy Elizabeth Phillips
Rachel L Bodwell
Julia Cohan
Mary J Cohan
Margaret Cohan
James Cohan
Margaret Cohan
Nora Cohan
Arthur R Costello
John Costello
Helen Costello
Gertrude Weinhold
Helen Weinhold
Anna Kenney
Mary Kenney
Mike Kenney
Beth P Kenney
Nellie R Kenney
Gustave Trapschuk
Emma Trapschuk
Margaret F Sweeney
Daniel MacEachern
Alexander MacEachern
Sarah MacEachern
Jessie MacEachern
Jessie MacEachern
Hugh Maceachern
Mary Gillis
Ellen
Nathan R Bodwell
Rachael L Bodwell
Lucy M Bodwell
Helen E Bodwell
Daniel L Bodwell
Richard K Bodwell
William Mcneil
John Mcneil
Patrick Cohan
Hazel M Kenniston
Albert C Kenniston
Frank E Kenniston
Millard K Austin
Malcolm Mckenzie
Ida Mckenzie
John E McKenzie
Aubrey Mckenzie
Daniel L Bodwell
Ivan Clifford Mckenzie
Rachael L Bodwell
Benjamin Pierce
helen tigges
James Mulvey
Rachel Mcneil
Mary McNeil
John McNeil
annie catherine McNeil
Eliza A Austin
John Austin
Lewis Mc Kenzie
Marie Mc Queen
James Hugh McQueen
Duncan Maceachern
Jessie Allan Macdonald
Carl Grover Trapschuh
Edwin Hudson
Erick Maclean
Donald Maclean
Hugh Maclean
Hugh Mc Isaac
Angus McIssac
Sarah MacInnis
Alexander MacEACHERN
Stephen Maclean
Alexander Maclean
Hugh McIsaac
Flora MacRae
Donald Angus McIsaac
Mary Maclean
Angus Joseph Mc Isaac
Alex Mc Isaac
Mary Kate McIsaac
Sarah McIsaac
Mary McIsaac
Ann McIsaac
Elizabeth Maclean
Elizabeth Ann McNeil
C. Mabel McNeil
Patricia Ann McNeil
Edward Allen McNeil
Mary Matilda McNeil
Margaret Matilda Nash
Private
Private
Private
Private
Clara Mae McNeil
Private
John Warren McNeil
Gordon Francis McNeil
Private
Malcolm Arthur Macneil
Mary B MacNeil
Mabel C McNeil
Hector J McNeil
Christine R McNeil
Agnes Mc Neil
Malcolm Francis Macneil
Maggie A Mcneil
Annie Maud Macneil
John James Macneil
Harry Macneil
Stephen Francis McNeil
Stephen F McNeil
Ann Mcneill
Dora Macneil
Catherine A McNeil
Margaret Connor
Simon La Noue Capet
Catherine Gordon of Huntly
Henry Robinson
Catherine Carter
Isabella Taillefer
Rev Samuel Kendall
Mehetabel Green
Mehetabel Green
Annie McLellan
Patience Reed
Ann Macdougall
Patience Hatch
Maria Barbara Schweitzer
Hazel Heston
Hans Georg Zimpelmann
John Fiske
John FISKE
Hector Roy (Eachuiinn Ruodh) MacLean
Norman Lewis
Jonathan BUTTERFIELD
Richard Leveson
28 MAUD Matilda Primrose
Sarah Adams
Robert Kendall
John Thomas
Lord Robert VI Earl of Carrick De Brus
John DeBruce
Rebekah Reed
Margaret Leach
Jennetta Gordon
Hurnodius Rennes DeBretagne
Alasdair Ruadh (12Th of Glencoe) Macdonald
Robert deRos
CONRAD SCHMITT
Stephen Greenleaf
Eleanor Plantagenet
Charles Macdougall
Mary E Sweeney
Mary E Cohan
Mary E Cohan
Mary Cohan
Mary E Cohan
Isabel Macdonald
John Stewart
Hector Maceachen Macdonald
Elizabeth Thompson
John Fuller
Philinda Streeter
Samuel Haven
Hugh Macdonald
Llewfer"Lleiffer"Mawr"Lucius the Great" Ap COELLYN cousin
Margaret Drummond
Edward Leeds
Sarah Streeter
Abraham Foster
Alexander
Catherine Lemmon
Jonathon Kendall
Wulgrin Ii C Angouleme Taillefer
Gruffydd Thomas Robin
Mary Tidd
Niall Carrick
Margaret Donavan
Margaret Robinson
William Heywood Head
William HEYWOOD
Isabell Matilda Erskine Queen of Scots MAR
Susannah Blodgett
Elizabeth Fiske
Jacob PIERCE
Elizabeth Crichton Countess Huntly
Mary G Brooks
Herman I Andrews
King of France Philippe Iii Capet
Gruffydd Ap Meurig Lloyd
Gille Comgain MacRory Moray
Gillacomgan of Moray
Gillacomgain Earl of Moray MacRory
Gille Comgain MacRory Earl of Moray
Beatrice Adair
Anne
Hubert Besat Botelle
Catherine Ann MACISAAC
Catherine MacIsaac
Edward T Dowden
Edward T Dowden
Elizabeth Leith
Joseph Brooks
Hanger Taylifer
Hanger Taylifer (ie: taylor)
Alfred Rounds Tripp
Alexander 4th High Steward of Scotland
Alexander Stewart 4th High Steward of Scotland
Alexander Stewart Thomas High Steward of Scotland
Marjory Fiske
Anne Barnard
Eliza Robinson
James Harold Smith Jr.
Rachel Raymond
Simon Stone
Mary Marcella McKay
Samuel Blodgett
Samuel Blodgett
William deRos
David Stone
Samuel Kendall
Gwen verch Cunedag
Mary Mcneil
Hephzibah Reed
Nathen Mcneil
Elizabeth Reed
Charles F Beck
Elizabeth Richardson
Abram Adair
Charles Leslie Lyons
Samuel Kendall
John Leach
Rebecca Coffin
Ingram DeGunn 5th Chief of the Gunn
William Reed
Jenny Burd
Susanna Haven
Elizabeth Woodstock
Hugh MacEachern
Dennis J Crowley
Mary Scoirribheil McNeil
Mary Gillis
Hannah Reed
Catherine Isabella Chisholm
Sir James Bruce
Annie MacDonald
THOMAS DeBruys
Elizabeth Kendall
John Robinson
NACHTAN MacGILMORY
Richard Leveson
RICHARD 1378 LEVESON
Peter Coffin
Horace Paul Williams
Paul Horace Williams
Elene Sinclair
Dorcas Spofford
Abigail BUTTERFIELD
Ethel D Kendall
Donald Macdougall
Thomas de Ros Sir Kendal
Thomas de Ros Sir of Kendal
Mary Roos
Alice DeRos
Thomas DeRos
Neil Campbell
Jacob Kendall
Mary Kendall
Allan nan Sop Gigha Tarbert Mclean
Anne (Of Appin) Stewart
John William Power
John R MacKenzie
Sarah D Cameron
Nancy Davis
William Nichols
Adam Gordon
Lucy Brooks
James KENDALL
Margaret Halliday
John (Angus) MacNeil
John"The Post" Macfarlane
John Taylor
Rebecka Kenney
Alexander Duncan Macdonell
Betty Stiles
Bethoc MacFergus Countess Moray
Bethoc De Scotland
Bethoc MacFergus
Margaret Mc Donald
Jonathan Bradstreet
Joseph Stevens
Philip Hatch
James Th Dunnyveg The Macdonald
Margaret E Macdonald
Dan A Mceachern
Joanna Stevens
Sadie J Cohan
Margareat K Schmitt
Agnes S MacEachern
John Bruce
Mehitable Smith
Margaret Princess of Scotland Dauphine of France Heiress of Scotland Stewart
Samuel Edward Robinson
Cecilia Baynham
Harold C Kendall
John Flint
Johann Leonhardt Haller
Ponce Demontgomery
Ponce Sire
Philipp Jacob Schenckel
DONALD DOUGALD SMITH
Angus Innis McDougall
Dorothea Vernetta Haller
Lemuel Rea
George Gordon
Thomas Kane
Ann Lockhart
Reginald FOSTER II
Reginald FOSTER
Hester Streeter
Mercy Streeter
Thomas Kendall
Lord Peter of Hamlake DeRos
Peter De Ros
Anna C Smith
Eleanore Jean Haller
Lydia Ballard
Francis Wyman
Elizabeth Jennison
Anna Anne Stone
Mrs Christopher Codman
Christina DeBruce
Charles W Stayman
Judith Greenleaf
John Goodwin
Lucy Mckenzie
Hannah Coffin
Benjamin Taylor
King Arthur Dalriada of the Roundtable
Arthur Aurelius Aruthur Camelot Pendragon
Ellen Chisholm
Hugh Maclean
Allan Maceachern
Robert Burnap
Catherine MacKinnon
Elizabeth (Bessie) Maceachern
James Crichton
Mary Dixey
John Burnap
James I"Lord of Lorn""The Black Knight"King of Scotland Stewart
Lady Margaret (Duncan) of Lamberton De Lindsay
Emily Saunders
Eller L Williams
Herbert II 2nd Lord of Blaen Llyfni FitzHerbert *
Elizabeth Thompson
Agnes Smith
Margaret DeMar
Isobel Gordon
Mary MacDonald
Mary Fiske
William Lebrune Devalence Lord Valence Montignac
Elizabeth Kendall
Sir Gillespie Archibald Campbell
SIR ARCHIBALD GILLESPIC CAMPBELL
Sir Gillespic Archibald Campbell
Gillesperic Archibald Campbell
Elizbath Botelle
Alexander Kenneth MacKinnon
Thomas Bartlett
Elizabeth"Usell" George
Helen McKenzie
Sarah Stevens
John Bachymbyd Salisbury
Marshall Alling
Roxana Washburn Tyler
Fonia Moray
Fonia Of Moray
Frederick Steinmetz
Rebecca Reed
Sitric or Sigtrygg Sigtrygsson King of York"Squinty" Caoch
Duncan Allan McNeil
Ann Witt
Havoise Bretagne
John Macdonald ^
Laughin'Donald Big Marsh' Gillis
Jallus R Perreault
Rachel Rory MACDONALD
Lydia Stone
John Alonzo Dickerman
Francis Kendall
Sir William Harper
Godfred I Haroldsson
arcilla De Courson
John Macdonald
Chas. B Lyons
Leslie James Lyons
Gruffudd"y Glyn"ap Dafydd
Samuel Nichols
Daniel MacDonald
Stephen MACEACHERN
Mary Coffin
Johann Adam Haller
Edmund Greenleaf
Persis Kendall
Dorothy H Kendall
Elizabeth FULLER
James Douglass
angus macisaac
Robert Crichton
Angus Macdonald
Elizabeth Lizzie MacKenzie
Alida Williams V
Alida Williams V
Alida Hull
David Thompson "The First Yankee"
Juliette Williams
Helen Kane
Richard Jundon
Almodis Taillefer
Mary Miles
Elizabeth Largie Kintyre MacDonald
Joseph Kendall
Conn O Neill
Guillaume Taillefer
Constance Ireland
Robert Fuller
Adelaide Tiefenbach
Burnett Dobson
Donald Hugh Maceachern
Joanna Osgood
William Douglas
Catherine Green
Karl Merlin Severin
Carl Merlin Severin
Karl Merlin Severin
Karl Merlin Severin
Euphemia De Balliol
Thomas Dobson
Jedediah Haven
Maria Eva Bernhard
Solomon Kendall
Constantia Coffin
Isabel DAubigny
Samuel Leach
Elizabeth Shinkle
Margaret Graham Buchanan
Arthur Herbert Woodstock
Arthur Woodstock
Arthur H Woodstock
John McLean
Joseph Kendall
William Liebruh
Isabella Plantagenet
Llewellyn (Spouse 1) Ap Howel Ddu
Gilbert Earl of Angus deComyn
Benjamin Reed
Maj Benjamin Reed
Maj. Benjamin Reed
Joanna de Rushall
Mary Ann Bishop
Edmund Johnson
Albert E Gard
Eva Margaretha Faessy
Alexandra II Maccabee
Nancy Kendall
John Master Isles MacDonald
Donald Maceachern
William Angouleme
Maria Barbara Schenckel
Elizabeth Coffin
Mary Ann Gillis
Phillip Schmidt
Deliverance Stevens
Nathaniel Adams
Samuel IV Gatchell
John Kendall
Allan MacDonald (Clanranald) [Donald Ruadh 1787]
Harald of Islay
Gwlandys av SILURIA cousin
Daniel A Dimond
Christian Gordon
DENNIS Getchell
Janet Prestone
Martha Jo Haller
Rebecca Alling
Alexander Macdonald
Malcolm MacDUIBHN
William De Meschines
William DeMeschines
Ann Leech
Stephen Greenleaf
Howard E Camp
Daniel Walter Power
Joseph Fairbanks Kendall
John Peabody
Tabitha BUTTERFIELD
Joseph Fay
Anna Barbara Bernhard
Wendell Maceachern
Beatrice Debruce
Margaret Maceachern
Samuel Stone
Neil MACDOUGALL
Mildred Cooke
Laurence Wallace Haller
Lawrence Wallace Haller
Lawrence W Haller
Naughton MacGillivail
Donald Maceachern
Anne MacDonald
Maurice H Smith
Philip Hatch
Mary Preston
Jean Erskine
Anne McDonald
Bevrona McTeiga
Agnes COLLIER
Ezekiel Waters
Johann Konrad Haller
Hephzibah Brooks
Elizabeth Kendall
Christiana deBruce
Sarah Streeter
Adam GORDON
John MacDonald
John Macdonald
John Donald MacDonald
Robert Ulf Brus Brusi
Arlogia of Orkney
Joan DeRos
Hildegarde Archaic
Elizabeth M Power
Isabel Scotland
John Kendall
Frances Miles KENDALL
John MacEachern
Lucille M Coughlin
Isabella Taillefer
Anna of Britain
Benjamin Thompson
Nathaniel Wyman
Adam M Hatley
Alma Wolgamott
Margaret Moubray
Angus Griminish MacDonald
Marion McKinnon
Jessie Allan Macdonald
Jessie Allan Macdonald
Janet Seton
Jonas Reed
Elisabetha Berg
Joseph Cohan
Robert 2nd Lord of Warkworth Sheriff of Northumberland FitzRoger
Capt John Peabody
JOHN (Capt) PEABODY
James H Sweeney
Jessie MacEachern
Margaret Chesney
Mary Ann MacKenzie
Mary A Mckenzie
Louis Capet
Catherine Carter
Angus Macdonald
Marin Boudreau
Mary Fiske
Edward Joseph Farrell
Nathaniel Haven
Elizabeth Baroness Countess of Huntley Gordon
Winifred Power
Woulgrin Of Agen
Alex A MacDonald
Nathan Stevens
Samuel Leach
Samuel Flint Leach
Elizabeth Sims
Robert deRos
Richard CAUNTON
Richard Hubbard
Hugh Mcdonald
Hector Duncan Macisaac
Catherine MacNeil
Dubhgall Dugall Argyll MacSomerled
Isabell McDougall
Timothy Taylor
Ruth Kendall
Hubert Besat Botelle Jr
Rebecca Streeter
Sir David III Laird of Crawford Lindsay
Dougal MacDonald
Sally Kendall
Lillian E Wilbur
Robert Debraine Dreux
Sarah FULLER
Maggie B Mckinnon
Christina Ann MacNeil
Christina Ann McNeil
Christy
Christie Mc Kenzie
Christy McNeil
Christie Mc Kenzie
Thomas Smith
Mary BUTTERFIELD
Lydia Elvira Pierce
Joseph H Perreault
Ann Reid
Dorcas Stone
Thomas Fuller
Jeffrey Fiske
Jeffrey FISKE
Abigail Raymond
Mercy Dickinson
Robert de Bruce II
Robert De Brus
Hermann E GAUDES
Hermann Gaudes
Ernest H Goudes
Hermann Gaudes
Mary Kendall
Christina Macdonald
Angus Mckinnon
Timothy X Kendall
Lydia Mckinnon
Gunni Andresson
Gwenllian ferch Rhys
Thomas Raymond
Benjamin Butterfield
Anna Barbara Haller
Theobald Valoines
Dougald Cooper MacEachern
Beatrix FitzPiers
John 3rd Lord of Warkworth&Sheriff of Northumberland FitzRobert
Ann MacKinnon
Herbert FitzPiers
Lucy de Gloucester *
Margaret Tyndale
Abby M Kenney
Angus MacEachern
Samuel Jones
Eva O'Duibhne
Eva Na MacDuibhn
Elizabeth S Kendall
John Bonaventure MacEachern
Alexander Bruce
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Helen Ralston Paterson
Alexander Oig MacDonald
Ragnvald Rognvald II Brusesson
Ragnvald II"Jarl of Orkney" Brusisson
Ragnvald (Rognvald) Brusisson II
Ragnvald II Brusisson
Ivetta DeRos
Winfield D Sargent
Beatrix Stewart
Archibald Douglas
Betsy Woodstock
Beatrix DeAngus
Beatrix De Angus
Robert Colie Re
Mary Kenney
Johanna of Scotland Stewart
Lady Christina Of DIRBY
Elizabeth Kendall
Robert Robinson
Lady Maud DeVaux Baroness deRos
Maud DeVaux
Susanna Streeter
Lady John Margaret Welmote Willmote
Margaret Welmote
Margaret Willmote
William Seton
Hugh MacDougall
Isabel Elizabeth Bawle
William Philip Robinson
Jonas Blackman
Elizabeth Fyske
Elizabeth Dutton
Zachariah Boynton
Knight Gruffudd Goch ap Dafydd Grand Nephew last true Prince of Wales
Robert Fiske
Humberge Angouleme Taillefer
Crovan Godfrey
Louis Schmitt
Johannes H Shinkle
Deborah Kibbe
Herbert F Kendall
Allinor Taylor
Mabel Kendall
Mary MacDonald
Catherine Carter
Jome Chisholm
Mary Beck
ALFHILD QUEEN OF DENMARK and NORWAY GANDOLFSDattir, RANDVERSSON
Olov Basilius Severin
Sir Duncan MacDurine Campbell
Sir Duncan MacDurine 3RD Knight of Lochow Campbell
Sir Duncan MacDurine 3rd Knight of Lowchowe Campbell
Mary Raymond
Hamiliana of Orkney
Lady Anna Mawgawse Pendragon de Britons
Clara Louise Bennett
Euphemia Queen Consort of Scots, Moray Ross
Jane COLLIER
Sarah Hubbard
Olof"Alof" Ragnarsdatter
Cecilius Calvert
Joseph Wolgamott
Gregory Stone
Dudley Davis
Isabelle MacNeil
Simon Schmidt
Abigail Leach
Joseph Wyman
Wulgrim DE ANGOULEME
Henry E Botelle
Thomas Stanhope
Sarah BRAYNE
Thomas Kendall
FRANCES ROBINSON
Arthur A Tripp
Mainard LeRiche de Archaic
Eleanor Braose
Daniel Joseph Gannon
Dinah Coffin
William 4th Baron Topcliffe De Percy
Bethia Rea
Samuel Hatch
Elizabeth M Chisholm
George Raymond
Wendell Maceachern
Madonna Joan Maceachern
Nathaniel Haven
Thomas Kendall
Alexander Earl of Buchan Stewart
Guillaume Taillefer De Angouleme
Guillaume Taillefer dANGOULEME
John Leach
Robert G Williams
Prince Robert
Enoch Davis
Sophia Sheely
Symon Barnard
Agnes Crichton
Robert Vowell Hooker
Clara Kendall
Margarita Brusisdatter
Alice Maria Dobson
Sarah Alling
Margaret M Kane
Mary S Sweeney
Susan M Kenney
Duncan Joseph MacEachern
Annie Sweeney
Enoch Greenleaf
Charles C Murray
Sabina ONEILL
Sabina O'Neill
John Sir of Menteith Stewart
Bertha C Kendall
Angus Macdougall
Hannah Green
Caroline Volmiller
Joshua Tidd
James H Carr
Trevor Christian McEachern
Florence Flora Coffin
Barbara Elizabeth Dort
Margaret Coppin
Alexander MacDonald
Rolf Ketling
James Kendall
Walter Stewart XXII
Edward P Fay
Elizabeth Hildreth
Alvin Kenney
Countess Emma Delimoges
Emma De Limoges
Countess Emma De Limoges
Margaret Campbell
Heman PIERCE
Joshua Kendall
Alexander McLean
Susanna Thompson
Philip Jacob Shinkle
Mileham
Elsbeth Conwy
Allan MacNeil
Addison F Kendall
Nathan Reed
Samuel Paterson
Eunice Putnam
Avelina Campbell
Amos Richardson
Bernadette
Daniel Leo Power
George Reed
Laura
John Kendall
Archibald Douglas Earl of Douglas
Archibald Maceachern
Nancy Jones
Lady Elizabeth Somerset
Dorothy Stevens
Samuel Fuller
Ursula
Marion Wickwire
William Wormall
Anna Katherine Lang
Anna Katherine"Ann" LANG
Samuel FULLER
John Fiske
Edmund Smith
Twin Boys Kenney
Daughter Fiske
Margaret Robinson
Robert III 36th King of Scotland Stewart
Mary Coffin
Elizabeth Barnard
Foulques Fulk Taillefer Bishop Angouleme
William Taillefer d Angouleme
Mary Ann MacKinnon
Mary A MacKinnon
Katherine Barnes
Lady Jean Countess Bute Marchioness MacRory
Jean MacRory MacDonald Marchioness de Buidhe Heiress of Bute Arran
Timothy Paul McEachern
David Taylor
Stanley Crawshaw
Isabella Taillefer
Margaret A"Maggie" Fitzgerald
John A. or Ian Macdonald
Joseph Streeter
Grace Ann Ballard
Lucy M Kenney
Foulque (Fulk) Taillefer De Angouleme
Lodisca Harriett Kendall
William Jones
Roricon COUNT of Maine
Mary Macdonald
Nathaniel Getchell
Alexander (Sandy Malcolm) Maceachern
Elizabeth Leeds
♥ Elizabeth Leeds
Pierre"Peter"Count of Angouleme Prince of France&Emperor of Constantinople De Courtenay
Eliza
Robert John III Duke of Albany King of Scotland Stewart
William Clement
Alasdair Og Macdonald
Beli Heli Ap Bran
Mary E Kendall
John Osgood
Sarah F Coffin
Sarah Coffin
Michael T Power
Michel Power
Abigail Alling
Deborah Streeter
Mary Maceachern
Jane Robinson
Floyd Frances Mc Neil
Arthur Abbott
Hugh Xi Lamarche Lusignan
Florence Hooke
Catherine Macdonald
John MacEachren
Richard Fiske
Comfort Streeter
Deborah Smith
Sir James 2nd Earl of Douglas and Mar
Elizabeth Savage
Donald Andrew Power
Polly Davis
Southwick
Richard WATERS
Edward Coughlin
Robert STEWART
William Harper
William Harper
Thomas Harper
Walter R Kinsman
Catherine Stewart
Hugh Angus Maceachern
Audrey
Daniel Wood
Jessie Macvarish
Duncan Campbell
Catherine Duart Maclean
Mary Power
Abigail Alling
Margaret Power
Beverly
Adelmode Countess Lamarche
Vulgrin Taillefer
bartholomew Raymond
Susanna Smith
John Taylor
Margaretia Haller
Jane Gard
Edward Flint
John Thomas
Margaret Defairsted
Jabez Kendall
Peter DeRos
Alaxander De Ros
William Sir Lord Ingmanthorpe DeRos
Robert IV 1st Baron Hamlake de Ros
William VI de Braose
Emma Kaufman
Mary M Curran
Mary Cohan
Robert DePlumpton
William Osgood
Peter Shinkle
Ellen Julia Kendall
Ellen J Kendall
Ellen J Kendall
Thomas Innes Dobson
Tabitha Stone
William I Lion Scotland
Isabel Avenal
Thomas Gethin ab William
Viamia L Kendall
Mary Ann Gannon
Frederick George Hughes
Frederick George Hughes
Lady Reignaldsdatter Somarlidasson
Alice Flint
Ottar DeGunn
Gilbert Graham
Elizabeth Larina Power
Lena Power
Mary E Dimond
James Coffin
Elizabeth Kibbe
Michael Mckinnon
Robert C Kendall
Alexander DeBruce
Augustine Fiske
Mary Ros
Louis Vii King of France Capet
Rowland Taylor
Dr. Rowland Taylor
Harlevin de"Burgo""Chevalier"Vicomte CONTEVILLE
Harlevin de Burgo Chevalier Vicomte CONTEVILLE
Dubhn Doun Mac Duibhn
Piers DeRos
Experience Haven
Mary Lilly Ann MacEachern
Margaret Jessie MacEachern
Elizabeth Gray
Rebecca Kenny
Betty Macbournie
Abraham Taylor
Lawrence B Power
Charles McIntosh Keeney
Mary E O'Brien
Elizabeth Comey
Sir Archibald Gillespicth Knight Loch Campbell
Sir Archibald Gillespic7th Knight of Loch Awe Sheriff of Argyll Campbell
Sir Archibald Gillespic7th Knight of Loch Awe Sheriff of Argyll Campbell
Sir Archibald 7th Knight of Lochow Sheriff of Argyl Campbell
Ferither Finruo
James P Carr
William Coffin
Eleanor Brooks
Elizabeth Brooks
Samuel Brooks
Thomas Brooks
Stephen Streeter
Princeess Isabel Avenal Stewart of Scotland
Isabel of Scotland
William GITCHELL
Sally Williams
Clifford Myron Overstrom
Clifford M Overstrom
Mary De Braose
Giles de Braose
Margaret MacDonald
William COLLE
John Stevens
Donald MacDonald
Sigurd Hlodversson
Jane Taylor
Sigrid Helgesdotter
John De Bruce
Stephen Jennings Kendall
Rebecca Eaton
James Robinson
Cysleye JESSE
Robert Maceachern
Robert Smith
Anne Hooker
MARGARETHA SCHMITT
Princess Marjory Bruce of Scotland
Marjorie Princess of SCOTLAND
Marjorie Margaret Bruce Princess of Scotland
Margery Bruce
Sarah Davis
Adam Adelm Brus De Bruce
John Raymond
Vulgri Ii Taillefer
Henry Robinson
John Gunn
Adhemar V Boson Delimoges
Edmund Boynton
Matcholm McLean
Henry Plantagenet King Of England II
Chloe
Heinrich Shinkle
Huw Conwy (formerly Huw apRobin)
Duncan Campbell
Elizabeth Isabel Campbell
Flora Gillis
Erastus H Kenney
Hull Abbott
William (Guillaume) II Angouleme de Taillefer
John ROBINSON
Han Philip Schenckel
Sarah Taylor
Sitric II Sigtryggrsson
Robert Fuller
Alice Kinge
George Taylor
Nicholas Leveson
Archie Macfarlane
Michael Joseph Silver
Dougal Campbell of Lochow
Benjamin Reed Jr
Isabel D Aubigny
Baroness Isabel D'Aubigny
Alisdair Carrach MacDonald
Margaret Woodhead
Mercy Haven
Hannah Stone
Hannah Boynton
Aymar Ademar Taillefer
Sarah Chedsey
John Boynton
Bethia Raymond
Bertha E Fitzgerald
Christian MacGregor
ANN GOODALE
Lachlan Catanach XI Of Maclean
Lachlan Catanach XI Maclean
Lachlan Catanach XI Maclean
Hannah Backus
Duina MacDiubhn
Priscilla Getchell
Gardner Boynton
Lillian M Strunz
John Coffin
Penardin Ben Joseph
Donald Mcneil
Elizabeth JACKSON
Bernie MacEachern
Walter Stewart Dundonald Richard 3rd High Steward of Scotland
James I King of Scotland Stewart King
Ranald MacDonald
Angus'IV of Milton'Captain Macdonald
Arthur Streetor
John Johnson
Edward Bernard MacEachern
Zachary Taylor
Hillary Leveson
Sir Robert Kendall
Lydia Leach
Captain Thomas Flint
Sarah Stephenson
Elizabeth Boynton
Joan Stewart
Josephine Terciak
Josephine Parda
Armand Manzer Taillefer
Simeon P Stevens
Prinzvon Silesia Konrad
Nellie Robinson
John Reed
Prince Robert Count of Artois Capet
Jonathan Stone
Margaret DeBruce
Susanna Richardson
Richard Larry Overstrom
Sarah Somerby
JOHANN DAVID SCHMITT
Silas Kendall
Mabel Stiles
Isabel Maceachern
Benjamin Butterfield
David Thompson
Daniel A Dimond
George Christian Beck
Johann Anthon Bernhard
Joseph Stone
Peter Jakob Scherer
SIR Jordan De Kendale
Sir Jordan Kendall
Sarah FLINT
William D Eu I
James Coffin
Bessie Todd Williams
Edward Leeds
Mary N Fetch
Esther Walker
Lady Elizabeth Mure of Rowallan
Elizabeth Mure
Lady Elizabeth"Queen of Scotland" Mure Rowallan
Mary Peasley
Daryl Myron Overstrom
Margeret Mcneil
Samuel Reed
Arthur T Kendall
Arthur Kendall
Arthur Kendall
Alice Macdonald
Nancy Ann MacDougall
Flora Ann CAMPBELL
Margaret Kendall Stephyns
Lucy deRos
Alexander deRos
Alice de Ros
Ralph Spratley
Donald McDonald
Enygeus Ann Ben Joseph
Obadiah Kendall
Martha Waters
Hannah Woodstock
Ephraim H Murray
Jane Kendall
Joseph Jones
Guthorm Ivarrsson
Edmund Boynton
Euphemia DeAumale
Euphemia of Scotland
Margaretha Cunningham
Catharine E Crowley
Mardgallach
Donald CAMPBELL
Deborah Streeter
Joshua Reed
Anna Coffin
Countess Bilichilde De Anjou
Catherine Josephine Power
Catherine C McEachern
Rebecca Williams
Samuel Reed Kendall Sr.
Grace A Williams
Dorothy Hooker
William Iv Count of Angouleme De Taillefer
Guillaume IV Taillefer
Guillaume IV Taillefer
Richard De Braose
Elisabetha Haller
Nathaniel Coffin
Edward Crichton
William DeCrichton
Mary Sarah Sullivan
James E W Adair
James E Adair
Emma of Brittany
Emma De Brittany
Anne Stanhope
Simon Thompson
Aldrien or Andrew ap Selyfan King of Brittany
Hannah Taylor
Janet Barbara Haller
King Harald Ddu The Black of Islay
Harald Ddu Black Islay
Harald The Black Godred
William Boynton
Angus Bernard Maceachern
Alix De Dreux
Martha Boynton
Catherine Macdonald
Catherine
George J Coughlin
ELIZABETH Coffin
Elizabeth None 1 COFFIN
Man Olafr Guorosson
Johanna O Neill
Joanna ONeill
Joanna O Neill
Robert Meysnyll r
Isabella
Richard Scrope
Stephen LeScrope
Isabella Scrope
Henry LeScrope
Henry Joseph Bourquin
Alice Louise Chisholm
Alick Prentice
Alice Fitzrobert
Stephen Scrope
Sir John LeSCOPE
Isabel Avenal
Sir Knight William I5th Baron of Hamlake Baron of Helmsley deRos
Evelyn Botell
Catherine Carter
Elroy Ralph Krestensen
Elroy R Krestensen
Hwyel Ap Llewellyn
Thomasin Hathey
Robert GITCHELL
Robert Getchell
Robert Getchell
Nathaniel Getchell
Daniel James Power
Isabella of SCOTLAND
Anna Barbara Haller
Ruth Peabody
Margaret Kendall
Ranald Milton MacDonald
Angus Macdonald
Angus 3Rd of Milton Macdonald
Flora (The Heroine) MacDonald
Simon Fiske
Jeff D Kenney
William Joseph MacDonald
Mary Celine MacLellan
Thomas MacEachern
Alesta de Mar
Infant Kendall
Mary A Volmiller
Olavus MAN
David Getchell
Ruth Getchell
David GITCHELL
Ruth Getchell
Andrew Macdonald
Ralph FitzHugh
Archibald Paterson
Helen Ralston
Allan MACEACHERN
Sadie C Mceacheran
Henry George Haller
Henry G Haller
Donald MacAdam
Daniel Donald Fitzgerald
George Lewis
Jonathan Raymond
Jonathan Raymond Jr
Issac Reed
Fannie May Duval Howes
Hepsibah Reed
Ephraim Pierce
Mary Woodstock
Robert Salusbury
William Harper
ann isabel macisaac
Robert Wood
Hannah Robinson
Mary MacEachern
Raimond Taillefer
William Le Hardi De Douglas
Elizabeth Ann Maceachern
elizabeth ann mceachern
Florence McEachern
Sarah Green
Countess Ascrida Ragnvaldsdottir Oppland
Elizabeth Mcneil
Robert Kendall
William Wyman
Thomas Fiske
Catherine Carter
Katherine
Ursula COLLIER
Annie J Kendall
WLLIAM WYMAN
Barbara McNabb
Sarah Spratley
Elizabeth M Power
Robert Fuller
Enoch Coffin
Joan Fiske
William Boynton
Innes Spotts Keeney
Joseph Pierce
Johann Heinrich Haller
Gilbert Fraser
Joan Osgood
Timothy Crowley
Margaret Flint
Theadore Mcdougall
Maire Inghean Countess Mentheith Mary Monteith Menteith
Ethel Spotts Keeney
William Gordon
Florence Catherine MacDonald
Orletta Jane Hadley
John Taylor
Mason M Robinson
Mason Robinson
James Thompson
george henry white
Dougald McDougall
Hannah Leach
Ranald MacDonald
Gilbert DeRos
Jonet ferch John Llwyd LLWLYD
Angus Beaton MacEachern
Mary MacDonald
JEAN Comwyn CONTEVILLE
Elizabeth Frances Woodstock
Maria Magdalena Haller
Lucy S Kenney
Ellen Fisher
Alvin Kenny
Alvin Kenney
Alvin Kenney
Alvin Kenney
Walter"The Freckled" Stewart
Gertruda of Silesia
Joseph Streeter
Isabel Fitz William
William"Joseph" Power
Jean STEWART
William Ros Lord deHelmsley
John Stewart of Burley Lord of Burley Stewart
Alexander ("The Wolf of Badenoch"-Earl Buchan) Stewart
Tristram Coffin
Keziah Hubbard
Abigail Merriman
Dougald Maceachern
Daniel Streeter
David Stiles
Edwin Sterns
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John Conwy
Arthur S Adair
CATHARINA SCHMITT
John McDonald
Sarah MacKenzie
Living Robinson
Living Robinson
Donald Robinson
Theodore McDougall
Mary Adelia Cranston
Mary C Unknown (Chamberlin)
Thomas Barnard
Thomas Barnard Jr
Margaret MacDonald
William Joseph Haller
William J Haller
William J Haller
Geoffrey I Taillefer Comte D Angouleme
Geoffrey I Taillefer Angouleme
Timothy Ross
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          Comment Fatigue Can't Mask Special Interest Nature of MOU Program        
Given the short (7 day) comment period over the July 4th weekend, CPO is not too surprised that there were so few comments posted on the regulations.gov website concerning a proposed MOU with Libya:  https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOS_FRDOC_0001-4160

After eliminating duplicates and a few unclear comments, it appears that only 19% or 7 of the commentators supported the MOU with the remaining 34 opposed in whole or part.

Four of the proponents represented group interests.  Of these, one was a University and another was an archaeological group that also is a State Department contractor.  Six trade associations or collector advocacy groups were among those opposed to any MOU in whole or in part.  Most of the individual comments came from coin collectors or dealers.

No doubt some proponents will spin these the low numbers as a lack of public opposition to any MOU.  But what really should be asked is whether the whole enterprise is really nothing more than a special interest program for archaeological groups either tied to source countries where they excavate or the State Department which funds them.  Maybe there needs to be a rethink whether scarce State Department resources should be earmarked for other programs that further our national interest or promote American business abroad.
          Ask CPAC to Limit or Table the Problematic Libyan MOU request Rather than Rush it Through        
The State Department has announced an exceptionally short comment period for a proposed MOU with Libya ending on July 10th.  The exceptionally short time frame for public comment as well as the timing of this request to coincide with a raft of highly exaggerated reports claiming that the antiquities trade funds terrorism emanating from the Antiquities Coalition, a well-funded and politically connected advocacy group with ties to MENA authoritarian governments, suggests that the Libyan MOU is yet another done deal.  

Still, if one feels strongly about their continued ability to collect ancient artifacts and/or historical coins, CPO believes they should comment on the regulations.gov website here: 

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOS_FRDOC_0001-4160


Why? Because silence will only be spun as acquiesce by US and Libyan cultural bureaucracies as well as the archaeological lobby with an ax to grind against collectors.

A.    The Law

The Cultural Property Implementation Act (“CPIA”) contains significant procedural and substantive constraints on the executive authority to impose import restrictions on cultural goods. 

“Regular” restrictions may only be applied to archaeological artifacts of “cultural significance” “first discovered within” and “subject to the export control” of a specific UNESCO State Party.  They must be part of a “concerted international response” of other market nations, and can only be applied after less onerous “self-help” measures are tried.  They must also be consistent with the general interest of the international community in the interchange of cultural property among nations for scientific, cultural, and educational purposes.

“Emergency restrictions” are narrower.  They focus on material of particular importance, but no “concerted international response” is necessary.  The material must be a “newly discovered type” or from a site of “high cultural significance” that is in danger of “crisis proportions.” Alternatively, the object must be of a civilization, the record of which is in jeopardy of “crisis proportions,” and restrictions will reduce the danger of pillage.

 The Cultural Property Advisory Committee (“CPAC”) is to provide the executive with useful advice about this process.
   
The CPIA contemplates that CPAC is to recommend whether import restrictions are appropriate as a general matter and also specifically whether they should be placed on particular types of cultural goods.  In the past, CPAC has recommended against import restrictions on coins.  Initially those recommendations were followed, but beginning with the renewal of Cypriot import restrictions in 2007, this has changed.  Now, there are restrictions on coins made in Cyprus, China, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Syria and Egypt.  
  
Import restrictions make it impossible for Americans to legally import collectors’ coins widely and legally available worldwide.   Foreign sellers are typically unwilling or unable to certify the coin in question (which can retail as little as $1) left a specific UNESCO State Party before restrictions were imposed as required by the CPIA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection rules.   Restrictions have drastically limited Americans’ abilities to purchase historical coins from abroad and have negatively impacted the cultural understanding and people to people contacts collecting fosters. 

B.     The Request

The Committee for Cultural Policy has written a good analysis of the request: https://committeeforculturalpolicy.org/libya-requests-us-to-send-artifacts-back-to-war-torn-libya/ 
I quote that analysis in pertinent part here:

The Public Summary of Libya MOU Request that has been made available is actually written by the Department of State, and “authorized” by the Libyan government. The Department does not provide copies of actual requests, which makes it impossible to know if the request itself complies with Congressional criteria.

No Central Government Control

It is important to note that this request comes from the current Government of Libya, which holds only a portion of Libyan territory at this time. Libya is divided and ruled by two competing governments and its territory is controlled by six major militia factions, and many smaller parties and entities. There is no single effective Government of Libya that controls Libyan territory.

As part of every US agreement on cultural property, the US agrees to send any art that enters the US back to the source country. This policy applies even to art that has poor prospects of surviving in conflict-ridden nations, and art from oppressed ethnic or religious minorities that have been forced out of the source country. The CPIA does not provide for return of embargoes art to anyone but a source country government.

The Request is Over Broad

The request for the imposition of U.S. import restrictions covers the entire history of the geographic region that is Libyan territory from the Paleolithic through the Ottoman Era (12,000 B.C.-1750 A.D.). and on its ethnological material dating from 1551 to 1911 A.D. That is – virtually everything – up to 1911.

The material covered would be “archaeological material in stone, metal, ceramic and clay, glass, faience, and semi-precious stone, mosaic, painting, plaster, textile, basketry, rope, bone, ivory, shell and other organics. Protection is sought for ethnological material in stone, metal, ceramic and clay, wood, bone and ivory, glass, textile, basketry and rope, leather and parchment, and writing.” That is, everything one can think of.

No Cultural Administration

The cultural administrative staff of Libya appear in the request to have been scattered and in considerable disorder. The request fails to demonstrate that there is currently a government hierarchy capable of administering cultural heritage in much of the country, even if it wished to do so. The request provides numerous examples of failure by the Libyan government to address cultural heritage issues. It notes that

  • “[A]rtifacts, which had been excavated from temples, were also stolen from the storerooms.”
  • “Museums have also been vandalized and looted by invading militias.”
  • “There are also reported thefts from museums and storerooms of documented and undocumented objects.”
  • “[A]ll of the country’s twenty-four museums are closed.”
  • Lacking government support, Department of Antiquities staff “continue to take personal responsibility for the objects housed in their institutions.”
No US Market for Illicit Artifacts

The Libyan request’s description of the U.S. market for ancient artifacts in Libyan style does not claim that any came recently from Libya or that any were not legally acquired.

The Tuareg materials and Islamic objects of the 18th and 19th century for which “protection,” i.e. embargo is sought were legally available for trade in Libya for many decades and are widely and legally available in European, Asian, and US markets. The request does not even claim that ethnographic materials were restricted in export from Libya in the past.

No Access for US Citizens, No Study, No Sharing of Excavated Materials

The request fails to meet criteria set by Congress that require that US citizens have access to Libyan culture through museum exhibitions or other venues. There is not a single traveling exhibition mentioned in the request.

Although the request acknowledges that foreign institutions and missions have done extensive archaeological work in Libya, these archaeological agreements do not allow sharing or even permanent export from Libya of any objects for study.

Based on the written request as presented by the Department of State, Libya’s recent governments have done little or nothing in the last decade to protect Libyan sites. Nor has any Libyan government made any effort to ensure that US citizens were able to access Libyan art and artifacts through traveling exhibitions, museum loans, or even through providing digital online access to art in Libya itself.

US Organizations with Middle East Ties are Promoting the Libyan Request

This request appears timed to coincide with a raft of recent presentations about the trade in looted Middle Eastern art by the Antiquities Coalition and its various partners – much of it based on discredited data. The presentations have focused on the evils of the international trade in looted art from these regions, and by wholly unsubstantiated statements that looted artifacts from the crisis areas in the Middle East have entered the US market or are being sold here. In these presentations, the value of the legal market in provenanced antiquities, especially the auction market, are used to justify claims about a supposed illicit market. In the view of the Antiquities Coalition, agreements under the CPIA with authoritarian Middle Eastern governments are seen as positive because they will end the art trade.

C.     What You Can Do

Admittedly, all the evidence points to the matter being already decided—no matter what the CPIA says, what the facts really are, and what American citizens or others interested in collecting Libyan artifacts may think.  Still, to remain silent is to give cultural bureaucrats and archaeologists with an ax to grind against collectors exactly what they want-- the claim that any MOU is not controversial. 
So, to submit comments concerning the proposed MOU, go to the Federal rulemaking Portal and enter Docket No. DOS-2017-0028 and by all means speak your mind.  For a direct link, try here:  https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOS_FRDOC_0001-4160 and click on the “comment here” button to make your case.
 

What should you say?  Provide a brief, polite explanation about why the request should be denied or limited.  Indicate to CPAC how restrictions will negatively impact your business and/or the cultural understanding and people to people contacts collecting provides.   Coin collectors should add that it’s typically impossible to assume a particular coin was “first discovered within” and “subject to the export control” of  Libya and that Libyan historical coins while not as common as others, are widely and freely available for sale elsewhere, particularly in Europe.  And, of course, feel free to mention any concerns you might have about government transparency, whether this is a real “emergency” of “crisis proportions,” and how the State Department has generally handled this request.   Finally, you don’t have to be an American citizen to comment—you just need to be concerned enough to spend twenty or so minutes to express your views on-line.  

          Short Comment Period for Proposed MOUs with Belize, Guatemala and Mali        
Regulations.gov is now accepting public comments for the Cultural Property Advisory Committee's review of proposed renewals of MOUs with Belize, Guatemala and Mali.  Simply click on the above link, read the background information and then click on the blue "Comment Now" button to make your views known.
          USKORO/ DONOSIMO: KAKO JE NOVINARČIĆ VANJA ELEZ POKUÅ AO RAZVALITI MOST21 I PREOTETI MU VIDEO PRODUKCIJU        

Uskoro vam donosimo priču kako je novinarčić Vanja Elez pokuÅ¡ao razvaliti pokret MOST21 i istom preoteti Video Produkciju (koju je Amir Reko i MOST21 dobili na koriÅ¡tenje od prijatelja iz Slovenije) ajući je staviti,naravno,podlo i podmuklo, u službu zavađanja rukovodstva MOST21  i TREĆEG BLOKA NjegoÅ¡a Tomića… Do tada na miru pročitajte  njegov tekst o mojoj […]

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          Steve Wozniak: 'I Don't Want One Of Those' (And Other Quotes Of The Week)        
Markets put in a third straight week on the green side, amid much Apple news and continued focus on Healthcare.gov issues.
          Projekt-Informationen        

DES-Adressbücher

Neue Adressbücher wurden zur Online-Erfassung ins DES gestellt:

* Hof (an der Saale) 1936-37
* Köthen (Anhalt) 1947 Stadt und Land
* Kreis Grevenbroich 1906

Die jeweiligen Besonderheiten, die zu beachten sind, werden auf der Projektseite beschrieben.

Die Erfassung folgender Adressbücher wurde mit Hilfe des DES beendet:

* Husum 1900. Die restlichen 155 Seiten des bereits teilerfassten Buches mit 6.887 Einträgen wurden erfasst.
* Heidelberg 1914. Innerhalb von 3,5 Monaten erfassten 15 Freiwillige 531 Seiten mit 32.791 Einträgen.
* Vaihingen auf den Fildern 1938. 6 Freiwillige erfassten innerhalb einer Woche 148 Seiten mit 6.564 Einträgen.

DES-Laborvorstände

Das Erfassungsprojekt für die Berichte des Verbandes der Laboratoriumsvorstände (siehe auch hier) wurde nun auch im offiziellen Newsletter der GDCh veröffentlicht, so dass der Interessentenkreis u.U. gesteigert werden kann. Weiterhin teilte die Redaktion der 'Nachrichten aus der Chemie' (Fachjournal der GDCh) mit, dass eine Ankündigung des Projekts auch in der September-Ausgabe aller Voraussicht nach enthalten sein wird. (Tim Peppel, Rostock)

Grabstein-Projekt

Im Monat Juli 2017 wurden die Grabsteine von rund 70 Friedhöfen neu dokumentiert. Diese Friedhöfe befinden sich u.a. in folgenden Kreisen/Landkreisen: Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Steinburg, Stormarn, Verden, Oberspreewald-Lausitz, Oder-Spree, Dahme-Spreewald, Elbe-Elster, Neckar-Odenwald, Main-Kinzig, Lahn-Dill, Rhein-Hunsrück. Des Weiteren sind ehemalige deutsche Friedhöfe in der heutigen Tschechischen Republik neu in der Datenbank. Vielen Dank an alle Fotografen und Datenerfasser für die geleistete, unermüdliche Mitarbeit im Grabstein-Projekt! (Holger Holthausen)

GOV-Workshop

In zwei GOV-Workshops werden Anfänger und zukünftige Bearbeiter in das Geschichtliche Ortsverzeichnis (GOV) eingeführt. Zu den Terminen siehe weiter unten. Das GOV ist wie alle CompGen Projekte als Mitmachprojekt ausgelegt. Ein Bearbeiter muss neben dem Fachwissen oder entsprechender Literatur über die Ortsstrukturen ebenfalls über Grundwissen über die Bearbeitung in der GOV Datenbank verfügen. Im Rahmen eines Workshops wollen wir die verfügbare Literatur über Ortsstrukturen und Methoden zur Bearbeitung der GOV Datenbank zeigen. Die Teilnehmer des Workshops lernen neue und fehlende Eingaben ihres Forschungsgebietes anzulegen und fehlerhafte Eingaben zu korrigieren. Der Workshop wird als Grundlage die lokalen Orte verwenden, wobei die Systematik auf andere Regionen in Deutschland angewendet werden kann. So finden Familienforscher Angaben wie geographische Lage des Ortes, verschiedene Schlüsselzahlen, andere oder frühere Namen und historische Zugehörigkeit. Im GOV sind Kirchen, Kirchenkreise, Orte, Landkreise, Regionen u. ä. enthalten.


          Gelesen und gehört         
Spiegel Daily

"Familienforschung. Ahnenkunde für Anfänger. Noch nie war es so einfach, seinen Vorfahren auf die Spur zu kommen. Ein Service für Einsteiger". Unter diesem Titel bieten Arno Makowsky und Timo Lokoschat auf der Seite Spiegel Daily eine kurze Anleitung zur Ahnenforschung an. Verweise gibt es auf Genealogienetz.de, Ahnenforschung.net, FamilySearch und die beiden kostenpflichtigen Seiten von Ancestry und Namenberatung.eu in Leipzig. Der Zugang zu Spiegel Daily ist zwar kostenpflichtig, aber der erste Monat ist frei.

Südkurier Friedrichshafen

23.07.2017 13:43 Karin Kehlert, Friedrichshafen: Ailinger Grund- und Realschüler gestalten gelungenes Fest. Schüler der Ailinger Grund- und Realschule haben am Freitag ein gemeinsames Schulfest gefeiert. Realschüler stellten Arbeiten vor, die während Projekttagen entstanden sind. Als eines der Themen wurde das Projekt "Ahnenforschung" vorgestellt, bei dem die Stammbäume einzelner Familien von Schülern recherchiert und aufgeschrieben wurden.

Germanic Genealogy Conference

Die erste deutsch-amerikanischen Genealogie-Tagung fand vom 28. bis 30. Juli 2017 in Minnesota, USA, statt. Die Konferenz wurde von einem 40köpfigen Team der Germanic Genealogy Society Minnesota organisiert. Die Konferenz wurde von mehr als 700 Teilnehmer aus Nord- und Südamerika, Europa und Australien besucht, wobei über 30 Personen aus Deutschland anwesend waren. Über die drei Tage gab es 74 Vorträge, wovon bis zu fünf Vorträge gleichzeitig abgehalten wurden. Die Pausen zwischen den sehr gut besuchten Vorträgen wurde für einen Rundgang durch die Ausstellerhalle mit 40 Ausstellern, darunter Archion, Ahnenforscherstammtisch Unna und DAGV aus Deutschland, genutzt. Insgesamt war die Konferenz hervorragend organisiert und hatte ein ausgesprochen angenehmes Klima unter den Teilnehmern und Vortragenden. Es gab neben den Vorträgen viele Möglichkeiten sich auszutauschen - dazu dienten spezielle Räume mit den einzelnen Forschungsregionen. Weiterhin gab es Schulungsräume, in denen man Unterstützung beim Lesen alter Schriften oder Übersetzungen bekommen konnte.

Der CompGen-Vortrag über das Geschichtliche Ortsverzeichnis GOV war gut besucht und wurde gut angenommen. Dem Vortrag über die Aufgaben und Ziele des Vereins für Computergenealogie folgten besonders viele Teilnehmer. Der größte verfügbare Raum war bis auf den letzten Sitzplatz gefüllt und einige haben gestanden oder auf dem Boden gesessen. Auf die Frage, wieviele der Teilnehmer die CompGen-Seiten schon genutzt haben, hoben nicht einmal 10% der Teilnehmer im Saal die Hand. Insgesamt gab es viel positives Feedback zu unseren Seiten und zum Vortrag. Die Teilnahme hat sich auf jeden Fall gelohnt. Für den Verein haben sich neue Kontakte ergeben und ich würde uneingeschränkt empfehlen, bei der nächsten Konferenz 2019 in Sacramento, Kalifornien mit einem Stand und Vorträgen dabei zu sein. Timo Kracke

Jüdische Genealogie

Dick Eastman berichtete in seinen Blog über seine Eindrücke vom einwöchigen Kongress des Internationalen Dachverbands der Jüdischen Genealogischen Vereinigungen vom 23. bis 28. Juli 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Die Tagung war riesig: 225 Vorträge und Plenarveranstaltungen, 33 Filme, 42 Spezialtreffen verschiedener Interessengruppen, 19 Computer-Workshops und einer kleineren Austellung von Anbietern und Sponsoren. Über 60 Vorträge waren live (gegen Gebühr) im Internet zu sehen, sie sind noch bis zum 1. November 2017 zugänglich. Die Vorträge fanden in meist parallel in neun Vortragsräumen statt. Neben der jüdischen Genealogie reichte das Themenspektrum von der DNA-Genealogie über Computer- und Anfängerthemen bis zur Aufzeichnung der Familiengeschichte per Video.

Aus Deutschland war u.a. Bettina Joergens vom Landesarchiv NRW, Abteilung Ostwestfalen-Lippe mit einem Vortrag über die Suche in deutschen Archiven vertreten. Dabei verwies sie auch auf die Crowdsourcing-Projekte zu den Juden- und Dissidentenregistern. Die nächste Konferenz wird vom 6. bis 10. August 2018 in Warschau, stattfinden, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem POLIN-Museum für die Geschichte der polnischen Juden und dem Warschauer Jüdischen Historischen Institut.

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13.07.2017 Irene Jung: Nachlass des Ehepaares von Taube im Historischen Archiv der Stadt Wetzlar. Im Oktober 2010 starb Georg Baron von Taube (* 1924 in Rostock) und im Oktober 2015 seine Witwe Brigitte Elisabeth Schulze (* 1923 in Ehringhausen). Das Ehepaar hatte sich mit genealogischen Forschungen beschäftigt und sich nicht nur den Taubes, sondern auch der Familie der Ehefrau gewidmet. Von Seiten der Familie Schulze hat sich beispielsweise ein Gästebuch des Waldhofs Elgershausen erhalten, in dem sich der Maler Wilhelm Thielmann aus dem Willingshäuser Künstlerkreis mit einer Zeichnung nach seinem Besuch im Jahre 1917 bedankt. Von der großen Familie von Taube sind Stammbäume, Briefe und andere Dokumente, Fotoalben und eine "Ahnengalerie von Taube" mit Bildern und Stichen vorhanden. Aus einem Zweig der Familie von Taube stammte Graf Ernst Dietrich (1661 bis 1694), kursächsischer Kammerherr und Reichspfennigmeister des obersächsischen Kreises. Unter den zahlreichen Dokumenten zur Familienforschung findet sich eine Auflistung "Unsere Taube'schen Familienschätze" ebenso wie ein Ordner "Entschädigung für das in Lettland zurückgelassene Restgut Fehren".
          laporan akhir internet dasar        
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Internet adalah jaringan komputer yang saling terhubung ke seluruh dunia tanpa mengenal batas teritorial, hukum dan budaya. Secara fisik dianalogikan sebagai jaring laba-laba (The Web) yang menyelimuti bola dunia dan terdiri dari titik-titik (node) yang saling berhubungan. Node bisa berupa komputer, jaringan lokal atau peralatan komunikasi, sedangkan garis penghubung antar simpul disebut sebagai tulang punggung (backbone) yaitu media komunikasi terestrial (kabel, serat optik, microwave, radio link) maupun satelit . Node terdiri dari pusat informasi dan database, peralatan
komputer dan perangkat interkoneksi jaringan serta peralatan yang dipakai pengguna untuk mencari, menempatkan dan atau bertukar informasi di Internet.

walaupun secara fisik Internet adalah interkoneksi antar jaringan komputer namun secara umum Internet harus dipandang sebagai sumber daya informasi. Isi Internet adalah informasi, dapat dibayangkan sebagai suatu database atau perpustakaan multimedia yang sangat besar dan lengkap. Bahkan Internet dipandang sebagai dunia dalam bentuk lain (maya) karena
hampir seluruh aspek kehidupan di dunia nyata ada di Internet seperti bisnis, hiburan, olah raga, politik dan lain sebagainya.

sejarah Internet bermula pada akhir dekade 60-an saat United States Department of Defense (DoD) memerlukan standar baru untuk komunikasi Internetworking. Yaitu standar yang mampu menghubungkan segala jenis komputer di DoD dengan komputer milik kontraktor militer, organisasi penelitian dan ilmiah di universitas. Jaringan ini harus kuat, aman dan tahan kerusakan sehingga mampu beroperasi didalam kondisi minimum akibat bencana atau perang.
Tahun 1969 Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA) dibentuk tugasnya melakukan penelitian jaringan komputer mempergunakan teknologi packet switching.
Jaringan pertama dibangun menghubungkan 4 tempat yaitu : UCLA, UCSB, Utah dan SRI International. Hingga tahun 1972 jaringan ini telah menghubungkan lebih dari 20
host dan disebut sebagai ARPANet. ARPANet kemudian menjadi backbone Internetworking institusi pendidikan, penelitian, industri dan kontraktor terutama yang berkaitan dengan jaringan militer (MILNet).
Tahun 1986 ARPANet mulai dikomersialkan dengan mengisolasikan jaringan militer. National Science Foundation (NFS) kemudian membiayai pembongkaran backbone ARPANet menjadi backbone Internet komersial dan dikelola oleh Advanced Network Service (ANS). Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1996) : andil besar dalam perwujudan Internet adalah tergabungnya jaringan regional seperti SPAN (jaringan fisika energi tinggi), BITNET (jaringan mainframe IBM), EARN (jaringan akademis Eropa dan digunakan pula di Eropa Timur) dan ditambah dengan sejumlah link.

Sebuah website memerlukan sebuah nama. Nama domain (domain name) adalah nama unik yang diberikan untuk mengidentifikasi nama server komputer seperti web server atau email server di jaringan komputer ataupun internet. Nama domain berfungsi untuk mempermudah pengguna di internet pada saat melakukan akses ke server, selain juga dipakai untuk mengingat nama server yang dikunjungi tanpa harus mengenal deretan angka yang rumit yang dikenal sebagai IP address. Nama domain ini juga dikenal sebagai sebuah kesatuan dari sebuah situs web seperti contohnya “wikipedia.org”. Nama domain kadang-kadang disebut pula dengan istilah URL, atau alamat website.
TLD merupakan akhiran pada suatu nama domain yang mengindikasikan pemilik Tingkatan Tertinggi Domain tersebut dan jenis domain tersebut. Domain seperti ini terbatas, beberapa contohnya adalah:
gov – Government agencies (Pemerintah)
edu – Educational institutions (Institusi pendidikan)
org – Organizations (Organisasi nonprofit)
mil – Military (Militer)
com – commercial business (Organisasi Profit/Komersil)
net – Network organizations (Organisasi Network)
ca – Canada (Negara Kanada)
tv – Television (Televisi)

Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD). Bagian terakhir ini (ccLTD) adalah kode yang diperuntukkan bagi masing-masing negara, sama seperti kode telpon yang berupa nomor (+62 untuk Indonesia), tapi di ccLTD ini kita tidak menggunakan angka sebagai kodedomain negara, tetapi dengan menggunakan . (dot) diikuti dengan kode negara. Misalnya Indonesia kode domain negaranya adalah ID, So, kalau ada domain dibelakangnya ada .co.id atau .net.id atau .or.id berarti domain itu domain Indonesia. Ini dia daftar kode domain negara yang lainnya:
KODE NEGARA
Kode negara = “US” ::: Nama negara = UNITED STATES
Kode negara = “CA” ::: Nama negara = CANADA
Kode negara = “AF” ::: Nama negara = Afghanistan
Kode negara = “AL” ::: Nama negara = Albania
Kode negara = “DZ” ::: Nama negara = Algeria

Teknologi Informasi dan Telekomunikasi (Information and Communication Technology/ICT) merupakan tulang punggung aplikasi Web 2.0. Perkembangan Teknologi Informasi dan Komunikasi yang fenomenal dan menjadi awal munculnya aplikasi web adalah Internet. Internet yang berawal dari riset untuk pertahanan dan keamanan serta pendidikan berkembang menjadi perangkat pendukung bisnis yang sangat berpengaruh. Dalam kaitan dengan aplikasi Web 2.0 ini, terdapat beberapa peristiwa penting dalam sejarah internet.

aplikasi - aplikasi internet
WORLD WIDE WEB (WWW)

World Wide Web atau www merupakan aplikasi yang paling banyak digunakan dan merupakan aplikasi yang paling penting. Aplikasi www clapat dimanfaatkan untuk berbagai hal. www adalah dokumen-dokumen internet yang disimpan di server-server yang terdapat di seluruh dunia. Dokurnen web tersebut dibuat dengan menggunakan format hypertext dan hypermedia, yaitu Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). HTML mempunyai kernampuan untuk menghubungkan (link) sebuah dokumen dengan dokumen yang lain. Halaman-halaman web yang dibuat dengan menggunakan HTML digunakan untuk menyimpan informasi. Dokumen yang dibuat dengan HTML tersebut dapat memuat teks, gambar, animasi, audio, dan video.

ELECTRONIC-MAIL (E-MAIL)

E-mail atau surat elektronik adalah aplikasi internet untuk sarana komunikasi surat-menyurat dalarn bentuk elektronik. Mengirim e-mail sama persis dengan mengirimkan sebuah surat biasa. Kita dapat bercerita, mengirimkan pesan, atau apa saja. Melalui e-mail, kita juga dapat mengirimkan file dokumen, gambar, dan sebagainya.

E-mail merupakan alat komunikasi yang murah dan cepat. Kita dapat mengirimkan surat ke seluruh dunia dengan biaya yang sangat murah. Karena komunikasi melalui internet dilakukan dengan sangat cepat, maka e-mail yang kita kirim akan sampai dengan sangat cepat pula, yakni sesaat setelah dikirim.

MAILINGLIST (MILIS)

Mailing List atau sering juga disebut milis adalah aplikasi internet yang digunakan sebagai sarana diskusi atau bertukar informasi dalarn satu kelompok melalui e-mail. Setiap e-mail yang dikirim ke alamat milis akan dikirimkan ke seluruh alamat e-mail yang terdaftar sebagai anggota milis tersebut.

Milis sebenarnya bentuk lain dari e-mail. Fasilitas ini digunakan oleh kelompok-kelompok untuk bertukar informasi dan berdiskusi sesama anggota kelompok. Milis mempunyai sifat yang sama dengan e-mail.

NEWSGROUP

Newsgroup adalah aplikasi internet yang digunakan untuk berkomunikasi satu sama lain dalam sebuah forum. Biasanya, anggota forum newsgroup mempunyai kepentingan dan ketertarikan yang sama serta membahas topik-topik tertentu. Newsgroup dapat dianggap seperti sebuah bulletin board, di mana setiap orang bebas memaparkan pendapatnya untuk dibaca oleh orang lain yang tergabung dalam kelompok tersebut.

Sarana yang mungkin digunakan dalam newsgroup dapat ber-upa multimedia (audio-visual) dengan menggunakan fasilitas konferensi video, dapat berupa teks saja atau teks dan audio dengan menggunakan fasilitas chat (IRC).

Newsgroup juga memungkinkan kita dapat menyampaikan informasi dengan cepat kepada orang-orang yang tergabung dalam sebuah kelompok.

INTERNET RELAY CHAT

IRC adalah aplikasi internet yang digunakan untuk bercakap-cakap di internet. Bercakap-cakap di internet dikenal dengan istilah chatting. Chatting dilakukan dengan cara mengetik apa yang ingin kita katakan kepada teman chatting kita, kemudian mengirimkannya dalam bentuk teks. Saat ini beberapa layanan chatting di internet telah dilengkapi dengan sarana untuk menampilkan gambar yang diambil melalui webcam. Dengan menggunakan fasilitas ini, kita dapat "bercakapcakap" sambil melihat gambar orang yang sedang chatting dengan kita.

Tahap - Tahap Untuk Pembuatan Account Pada Yahoo :

1. Masuk ke alamat www.yahoo.com
2. Biar lebih mudah, klik menu bendera indonesia (pojok kiri atas)
3. Klik Menu Daftar, isikan menu-menu tersebut sesuai perintah.
Pada No.3(Jika anda lupa kata sandi atau ID anda...)
  1. Email Alternatif adalah email kedua ato email orang lain yg kita kenal dan bisa dipercaya, fungsinya, jika kita lupa password ato ID kita, kita bisa mengklarifikasikan ke email alternatif itu agar password ato ID kita bisa kita dapatkan lagi. (untuk deq ami, email alternatifnya diisi aja make email abg : jufongatana@gmail.com)
  2. Pertanyaan Keamanan adalah suatu pertanyaan yg dapat kita pilih dan kita yg menentukan jawabannya. Fungsinya, untuk mencari password ato ID kita yg ilang ato lupa. tidak perlu mengisi kedua pertanyaan, cukup satu saja.
  3. pada kolom "Tinggal Beberapa Data Lagi", ketikkan tulisan yg bengkok - bengkok tersebut dikolom yg sudah disediakan.
  4. klik kotak (anda setuju), lalu klik kotak (buat account saya).

Portal web. Kadangkala disebut dengan portal atau portal internet (internet portal). Di dalam dunia internet istilah ini dimaksudkan untuk website yang menyediakan beraneka ragam informasi untuk para pengunjungnya. Salah satu contohnya adalah layanan yang disediakan oleh American Online, yang beralamat di http://www.aol.com/, dimana di situs ini tersedia beraneka ragam informasi, seperti: belanja secara online (e-Commerce), breaking news, dll. Sedangkan salah satu portal dari Indonesia adalah DetikCom (http://www.detik.com) yang disebut dengan portal berita dan dikelola oleh Agrakom.


Search engine adalah sebuah database elektronis yang berisi jutaan hingga miliaran alamat-alamat situs dan informasi yang berserakan di jagad Internet ini.
Cara penggunaan search engine adalah dengan mengetikkan kata kunci (keyword) yang hendak dicari dan setelah itu akan ditampilkan sejumlah link yang akan mengarahkan kita kepada situs atau informasi yang ada relevansinya dengan keyword yang kita masukkan.
Dari sekian banyak pilihan search engine di Internet, berdasarkan hasil riset situs situs Searchenginesshowdown.com pada awal Maret 2002, terdapat tiga besar situs search engine yang tengah bersaing menduduki posisi teratas berdasarkan kriteria jumlah ketersediaan informasi, keunikan (ketidak-samaan) informasi yang tersedia di dalam database dan jumlah aktifitas peng-klik-an link informasi oleh pengguna dari yang ditawarkan oleh masing-masing search engine.
Kedudukan tiga besar tersebut sementara ini , dipegang oleh situs Google.com pada posisi pertama, posisi kedua oleh situs Wisenut.com dan ketiga adalah situs Alltheweb.com
Jadi, fungsi search engine adalah untuk mencari alamat-alamat website yang berisi berbagai bentuk informasi seperti tulisan, gambar, video, dsb. dengan mudah dan cepat.

browser adalah perangkat lunak untuk berselancar/menjelajah di internet. Perangkat lunak  yang digunakan untuk mengakses world wide wab. Kemampuan dari sistem ini diantaranya adalah menampilkan informasiyang terdapat pada suatu alamat di internet serta menuju halaman lain yang terkait yang disediakan oleh halaman tersebut.
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          Gavin Newsom: Legalize marijuana        
Christmas came early to marijuana activists — and please, no open flames close to their tree — in the form of a big fat present from California Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom. Did you catch what Gavin, who said he is not a pot smoker himself, said in Friday..
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          APPSC Recruitment Notification 2015 - 2016 Online Application        
APPSC popularly called as andhra pradesh public service commission official website apspsc gov in stated that the process of recruiting through appsc recruitment notification s has been stopped from now on wards . It is caused by the telangana state separation . So in order of that until the both state governments formed there will be no any recruitment's made by appsc and its associated boards .

Full details of this on yesterday appsc director Mrs Charu Sinha came to puttaparthi in Anantapur District to visit Shri Puttaparthi Sai Baba Temple. In that occasion at the media point she told that appsc board has  to recruit more than 20000 jobs from various departments . But now it is not time to recruit. Due to the telangana separation of we proceeded in telangana area people will raise any issue about the recruitment process so that appsc is not going to release any notifications until the both state governments formed .
What about VRO Notification :
Ap Vro Vra results 2015 - 2016 Merit list has been released according to the merit list govt will call those people for certificate verification and then training programme who have qualified in that training will get jobs.

What About Panchayat Raj Results 2015 - 2016  :
Ap Panchayat Raj recruitment notification 2015 - 2016  has released in few months back and the written exam of panchayat raj has been finished recently. And the AP Panchayat Raj Results 2015 - 2016 also been ready to release in few days. Already Ap Panchayatraj exam Key Paper 2015 - 2016 out and available in eenadu  pratibha , sakshi websites . To come up for the main issue wha about the process of panchayat raj answer is no worry about the process it will finish in soon.

This is very happy news to the candidates who have not applied for the some of previous appsc notifications and sad news to the candidates who already applied for the recruitment 2015 - 2016  notification. I hope this will solve in few days. Dont worry friends we have another wasy to get jobs. Government jobs only not choice to live there are lakh of private jobs more than govt job salary. So just hit the private jobs. All the best

          AP Inter Intermediate 1st / 2nd year Hall Tickets 2015 - 2016 Download        
Bieap - AP Inter / Intermediate First / Second / Junior / Senior / 1st / 2nd year Hall Tickets 2015 - 2016 Download At Manabadi :  
Andhra pradesh board of intermediate education has declared that ap inter / intermediate 1st 2nd year hall tickets 2015 - 2016  will be available after March 5th at their collages. This is an official information released by the Bieap officials . Generally before march 1st week Intermediate board will pass the hall tickets to the collages. But unfortunately this year some more time will be taken to  reach collages. It seem there is a late in distributing hall tickets. So w request every intermediate and inter 1st , 2nd year student to be aware until handover the admit card.

Generally Bieap examination hall tickets may need to collect from their collage only . But some students who may not properly attended and who may discontinue for the collages have hopes to download their inter 2nd year hall tickets2015 - 2016 and inter 1st year hall tickets 2015 - 2016 from internet . But this is their dream it is not possible . Why because board of intermediate is not supporting online hall ticket download option . It is in progress . May be from next academic year it will come existence .

AP Inter Intermediate Hall Tickets 2015 - 2016 Download is a simple process why because the option is not available in anywhere . We advise you to do not trust this type of fake words . inter 1st year hall tickets 2015 - 2016  and Inter 2nd year hall tickets 2015 - 2016  and intermediate 1st year hall tickets 2015 - 2016
 and intermediate 2nd year hall tickets 2015 - 2016 are only available download at bieap gov in website and then manabadi website . If you want to download bieap inter intermediate hall tickets 2015 - 2016  just visit bieap.gov.in website . So you can download your Manabadi inter Intermediate 1st 2nd year Hall tickets 2015 - 2016 by checking manabadi inter hall tickets 2015 - 2016 download
 link . By the way only you can download manabadi inter hall tickets 2015 - 2016  After enabling the Online procedure. Thanks for being with us .

          APTET 2015 - 2016 Recruitment Notification        
Andhra pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test popularly known as APTET 2015 - 2016  is looking like cancelled . As so many days back ap state education minister announced that they are going to fill State wide teacher jobs with AP DSC 2015 - 2016 Recruitment Notification. But almost the govt has not taken interest to conduct and release notification . From the day 1 we observing the whole process of APTET , in first days education ministry department of andhra pradesh created a suspense on conducting APTET exam and after that again suspense in aptet  syllabus . Finally taken decision about conducting tet examination .

From a few days of decision about ap tet exam , again Ap dsc notification 2015 - 2016 suspense. Some analysts are express their feelings negatively about the mistaken taken by govt of ap education department . In order of conducting andhra pradesh teacher eligibility test examination 2015 - 2016 on one day education ministry announced the online application filling date and application submission date. According to the notification made by govt all students have applied in online for the aptet .

Finally at few days back the written examination date has been declared . So all candidates checked the aptet cgg gov in which is well known as aptet official website for to download aptet hall tickets 2015 - 2016  . In first the website not responded , by coming articles in media about the issue education minister Mr. Pardha saradhi has taken action on it. So its started working for to clean students eyes water . When its going on finally examination date came existence . On last minute the exam has been postponed .. Why whats happen ??? Govt has shown a petty issue for this .

Now its turn to Telangana issue. And its time for prime minister rule in whole andhra pradesh. So No examinations and no recruitment will be process now . It seems that i guess no aptet 2015 - 2016  exam date , no aptet 2015 - 2016 hall ticket , no aptet 2015 - 2016  syllabus details.  This is my opinion only express your feelings also Thanks for visiting us. Please stay with us .

          www.ccla.cgg.gov.in - AP VRO Results 2015 - 2016         
Manabadi VRO Results 2015 - 2016 / www.ccla.cgg.gov.in VRO Results 
www ccla cgg gov in popularly known as ap revenue department recruitment board website announced that Ap Vro Results 2015 - 2016 coming in this month at 20th Feb at evening 4pm . This is officially confirmed by the AP Land and revenue department Minister Mister Raghu Veera Reddy / According to this announcement manabadi , schools9 , eenadu , eenadu pratibha , sakshi , sakshi education blogs ready to offer the marks with their results pages.

More details of this Ap Vro exam held on yesterday at 2 to 5 pm . For these written exam more than 11.5 lakh students have attended and finished their written exam. So its time for the AP VRO EXAM ANSWER KEY PAPER 2015 - 2016  . We know all of you been checked the official key paper released on this month 10th . Almost you have an idea about how much marks you are gong to get after checking that vro exam answer key paper so we dont need t say congrats again who have dare about willing job . If you may not check that key paper just check your keys with that key paper and after that come and check your results.

Here we giving the detailed websites links . By this below links you will directly check your marks by the links you will ale t check your marks with ot going to their blogs. So use the great opportunity offered by www.manabadiresult.org

ccla.cgg.gov.in VRo Results 2015 - 2016 - Direct Link 
Manbaadi.co.in - Manabadi Vro Results2015 - 2016
Schools9.com - Schools9 Vro Results 2015 - 2016
eenadu.net - Eenadu Vro Results 2015 - 2016
Sakshi.com - Sakshi VRO Results 2015 - 2016
Sakshi education.com - Sakshi Education VRO Results 2015 - 2016
Eenadupratibha.net - Eenadu Pratibha VRo Results2015 - 2016 

          Eenadu Pratibha VRO Exam Answer Key 2015 - 2016         
Eenadu Pratibha VRO Exam Answer Key 2015 - 2016
Eenadu Pratibha has updated their website with andhra pradesh - AP VRO Exam Answer Key paper 2015 - 2016  Results. This is officially confirmed b the eenadu pratibha portal and also declared in their electronic and printing media channel which is well known as eenadu news channel & Eenadu epaper . So dear candidates who have finished Ap VRO exam are requested to check your tentative vro exam key paper in eenadu pratibha website.

More details of this Andhra pradesh land revenue department examination board well known as ccla.cgg.gov.in conducted written examination to the 14 lakh candidates who have applied for VRO VRA recruitment notification in last month. For that at yesterday from morning 9 to 12 and evening 2 pm to 5 pm the examination held at 3452 centers at state wide. Almost 12.50 lakh students have attended for the both examinations. The exact value of figure attended for the exam will be declared on today after noon.

In order of this , After finishing examination students feel that so happy about the question paper. In this time there is no mistakes in question paper and almost all attended students saying the same word which is Question paper is very easy. Lets see how many people will qualify for the interviews. Lets see who are the winners . Now eenadu partibha is offering you the Guessed ap vro exam answer key paper 2014 in their website for both vro and vra exams. Not only key paper but also along with question paper and answers . So we requesting every candidate to use this great opportunity to know how many marks you will get.  This tool is suggesting you to check your idea only.

Tentative AP VRO Key is coming  on 5th February at www ccla cgg gov in page. The final VRO Key will be available on 10th Feb . AP VRO Results 2015 - 2016  Date is this month 20th. Sakshi Education and eenadu pratibha is also going to offer vro results , vra results after releasing the results officially. You .  Manabadi AP VRO Results will be available in our manabadi results 2015 - 2016 website after the announcement of results. So please stay with us.
Eenadu Pratibha VRO Key 
Eenadu Pratibha Final VRO Answer KEY 
Eenadu Pratibha VRO Results  2015 - 2016 (Available At 20th Feb @5pm )

          Sakshi Education VRO Exam Answer Key 2015 - 2016        
Sakshi Education VRA / VRO Exam Answer Key 2015 - 2016
Andhra pradesh revenue department - AP Vro Exam Key 2015 - 2016  Results have been released in few minutes back at sakshi education website which is well known as sakshieducation.com This is officially confirmed by the sakshi educational portal. According to the notification informed in electronic media on today after 4pm they will release state wide conducted VRO exam key . In few minutes back the mentioned has been finished when we searched their website i found the vro answer key nd vro exam key paper  in their website home page. So we informing this useful information to all our valuable visitors.

Full details of this sakshi education is an famous educational blog from sakshi epaper and sakshi paper& Sakshi TV So many people mostly known that Sakshi is an electronic media and a printing media. That famous sakshi group has started a website for education information namely sakshi education . That website has releasing every competitive exam result and key papers fastly on every time. Like in the same way this year also sakshi education portal ready to offer VRO exam key ,  VRA exam key , AP Panchayat Raj exam Key , And Eamcet key  , Icet Key  Apcet key  and more. Now its time for the VRO exam key so just a minutes back the group portal updated the links of AP Vro answer key  .

 So all dear applicants who have finished the examination conducted by ap revenue department popularly known as ccla.cgg.gov.in department , are advised to check your andhra pradesh village revenue officers exam answer key  and knwo how much percentage of marks will you get. Please be note that the tentative key of vro  exam will be releasing in this month 5th And the final vro exam key paper ill coming on 10th , Not only keys but also VRO Results  also coming on 20th February. This official AP VRA VRO results date  has been released by www ccla cgg gov in website. Thanks for being with us
Sakshi Education VRO Question Paper
Sakshi Education VRO KEY 
Sakshi Education VRO Results  (Available After 20th Feb @4pm)

          AP VRA VRO Exam Key 2015 - 2016 With Answers        
Andhra pradesh - AP VRA VRO Exam Key along with VRO VRA Question Paper  has been released in few minutes back At sakshi education and eendu pratibha websites. This is very happy news to all  candidates who are waiting for the AP VRA VRO Tentative Key  and AP VRA VRO Final Key  . We all known that at every competative examination eenadu pratibha and sakshi education websites may release their key papers after finishing the exam . Like in the same way this year also after finishing the both VRA Exam , VRO Exam eenadu pratibha website popularly known as www eenadupratibha.net declared that they are going to release the key paper in few minutes in their notification bar. After a few minutes of time which means a second of minutes back eenadu pratibha released Eenadu VRA Key  & exam Paper , Eenadu Pratibha VRO Key  & exam Paper.

More details of this Andhra pradesh revenue department released a recruitment notification in the month of december. After releasing that notification more than 14 lakh applications have been registered in online for the vacancies of vro vra . This is all well known issue. Finally on today that vro vra notification 2015 - 2016 examination has been held at state wide 3825 examination centers. In all examination halls the video recording has been recorded. Its been finished right now. Now the main news is ccla.cgg.gov.in declared that 13lakh students have been finished their written exam and on 5th VRO tentative exam key , vra exam key will be going to release by ap revenue department official website which is popularly called as www ccla cgg gov in . On 10th February Ap VRA VRO Final Exam key  will be coming. Like in the same way at 20th February Ap VRA VRO Results are coming.

So dear students just check the eenadu pratibha vro key  , sakshi education vro key  and get an idea about your marks and expected result. Please note that eenadu VRO Key  , sakshi VRO Key  is not an official key paper for vra vro exam  . So just check your idea. It is reffering to you to make an idea only. Please stay with us we will be back  with official vro key paper  Thanks for being with us.
Sakshi Education VRA & VRO Key Paper  & eenadu Pratibha VRA & VRO Key paper 

          AP VRO VRA Question Papers 2015 - 2016        
www ccla cgg gov in - Ap Vro Vra question papers  has been sent to district head quarters police stations. We all well know that on february 2nd state wide village revenue officer and village revenue assistant examinations going . So that the written exam question papers has been sent to examination center nearest police stations. According this , the question papers will be secured by police department. At the date of examination morning at 8am question papers will come to examination centers on police security middle .

At first the question papers has been delivered on 27th january to karnool district . APPSC Examination board sent all question papers bundles to karnool dist. From there all district bundles has been divided . Remaining question papers are saved in treasury department strong room at karnool. These papers will be sent to exam centers at morning of the examination date.

By the news of appsc board vro exams are going to held at 266 examination centers in 14 mandal . So at 30th appsc department officials will come to every mandal and check the corresponding details. vro question papers with answers will be available after finishing the written exam . In this time specially we are going to offer vro question papers and answers in telugu & english. All the best to every candidate who are going to arrempt ap vro vra exam.

          IRS Says That Cash Gifting Programs Are Legal        


Most are wondering about the legality of cash gifting Programs and whether or not they are a legitimate business venture.

In a nutshell, perhaps. The 1st order of business is not to expect anything in return.

The legal definition of Cash Gifting Programs is like this : it is the act of secretly or in public giving another entity or person a sum of cash or item of real value that may be readily exchanged for money, without any prior or future consideration and without duress in any form or fashion.

According to Internal Revenue Service Publication number 525, cash Gifts and Inheritances are outlined as the following :

However, if property you receive this way later produces income like interest, dividends, or leases, that income is taxable to you. If property is given to a trust and the revenue from it is paid, credited, or distributed to you, that income is also taxable to you. If the gift, bequest, or inheritance is the income from the property, that revenue is taxable to you.

The link to the Internal Revenue Service Publication is : http://www.irs.gov / publications / p525 / ar02.htmld0e8567

This is important to realise. The first gift under $12,000.00 isn't income taxable by the central government. Only the interest or dividends that are produced from the gift would be taxable.

It is very easy to see why the different programs have failed in the past.

first, cash gifting Programs should be simple to realise. There are levels to get involved, from as little as $500 greenbacks to $10,000 $. As well as that if the program is set up properly, there is an administration fee that goes along with the gift to the 3rd party director or company sponsoring the program.

Legal cash gifting Programs have been falsely charged during the past as a Pyramid or Ponzi Scheme. If you may remember what rule first rule is, a cash gifting program is designed with no expectation or promise of any sort of result or revenue.

There are no recruiting demands in a correctly set up program. Usually it is set up so that the first person that agrees to get involved with the program is referred to your sponsor and then all folks that you refer are passed to you.



Selling online can be quite a difficult and tricky business to set up if you don't know what you do.

You should be ready to talk to your sponsor if you'd like to chat or require assistance getting started. Your sponsor should be able to lead you down the path of a good promoting program or lead generation system.

Remember as with any program Massive action = massive results. If you are willing to tell others about your program, or at least direct others to your webpage, you should be able to do well with Legal cash gifting Programs.

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          Is Cash Gifting Legal? Prosperity 2 People Answers The Question        


In reviewing the business of cash gifting, the oldest I have found on the Internet makes a claim to have been around for fourteen years. The other older programs have been operating for 5 to a decade.



The principles legally apply to the IRS licensed gifting codes. "The cash gifting rules do say "For calendar year 2009, the 1st $12,000 of gifts to any person ( other than gifts of future interests in property ) is not included in the total amount of taxable money gifts made during that year". The official IRS.gov Internet site gives lots of detail per tax free cash gifts to any one individual in any given calendar year, there seems to be no limit to the number of gifts any one individual can receive from different giftors in a calendar year.

All of the cash gifting programs that I looked at seem to comply with the rules of the IRS and several of the cash gifting programs go through great lengths to clarify to visitors to their sites that the entire process is legal and not a con.

The most compelling reason I can find for believing it is legitimized is that these cash gifting programs have not been shut down by the IRS.

After researching many cash gifting systems I have looked at Prosperity 2 People to be the most well thought of site out there. To See their program go to http://www.cashgiftingtoday.com

http://aldencooley.vox.com/library/post/dont-get-scamed-by-cash-gifting.html


          HVAC Tax Credits        

Time is running out to take advantage of this year's tax credits on qualifying hvac equipment, both residential and small business!  Roughly half of all energy used in an average household goes to heating and cooling, so why not upgrade to take advantage of the savings?  At Environmental Heating & Air, great financing is available to help offset your total cost, couple that with the above mentioned tax credit, and you can be well on your way to some very beneficial savings!  It is important to note that the available tax credits being offered by the government are only for QUALIFYING system upgrades, so it's important to check and make sure the equipment you're going to purchase will qualify.  Here is the link to the official energystar.gov website with all the proper information to help you make your decision:

https://www.energystar.gov/about/federal_tax_credits/heating_ventilating_air_conditioning

Also, here is an informative link about write-offs for self-employed / small business's that includes heating and air conditioning:

http://quickbooks.intuit.com/self-employed-center/10-tax-deductions-every-freelancer-needs-to-know/

Remember, time is running out quick so if you've been on the fence about upgrading, don't delay!



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          SPC MD 1467        
MD 1467 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE FOR SOUTHERN WI...FAR EASTERN IA...NORTHWEST IL
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Mesoscale Discussion 1467
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0207 PM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

Areas affected...Southern WI...Far Eastern IA...Northwest IL

Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible 

Valid 101907Z - 102100Z

Probability of Watch Issuance...40 percent

SUMMARY...Increased storm coverage is anticipated over the next few
hours with some hail and damaging wind gusts possible. Trends will
be monitored for potential watch issuance.

DISCUSSION...Latest surface analysis places an eastward-progressing
cold front from near LNR (in southwest WI) southwestward to CID (in
east-central IA), continuing southwestward into the central Plains.
Thunderstorms have recently developed along the leading edge of this
frontal zone over east-central IA. Lift along the front is being
augmented by increased large-scale forcing for ascent attendant to
the shortwave trough moving through WI. Thunderstorm coverage is
expected to increase over the next few hours as this increase
forcing for ascent interacts with the destabilizing airmass over the
region. 

Some increase in the intensity of these storms is possible as well,
largely supported by increased bulk shear resulting from the
stronger mid-level flow attendant to the shortwave trough. The
linear forcing along the cold front and veered surface winds favor a
quick transition to a linear mode. Additionally, long, predominately
straight hodographs suggest both left and right splits could have
some longevity if they can remain discrete. However, close storm
proximity will result in frequent storm interactions and a largely
linear or cell-in-cluster mode. Hail and damaging wind gusts are
possible with the strongest storms and convective trends will be
monitored closely for possible watch issuance.

..Mosier/Goss.. 08/10/2017

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

ATTN...WFO...LOT...ILX...MKX...DVN...ARX...

LAT...LON   42479073 42909010 43308932 43028854 41988863 40808986
            40539096 41099196 42479073 

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          SPC MD 1466        
MD 1466 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE FOR NORTHWEST INTO CENTRAL KS
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Mesoscale Discussion 1466
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0158 PM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

Areas affected...Northwest into central KS

Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible 

Valid 101858Z - 102100Z

Probability of Watch Issuance...60 percent

SUMMARY...At least isolated severe storms capable of hail or wind
are expected throughout the day. One or two of the cells could
produce large amounts of hail.

DISCUSSION...Isolated severe storms with large hail threat persist
along the front across northwest KS. Severe wind gusts were also
measured recently in Sheridan county KS where the largest storm
continues to develop southeastward.

Surface analysis shows outflow has temporarily stabilized much of
western and southwestern KS with that surge now expanding into OK.
Some influence from this outflow may affect areas downstream of the
ongoing northwest KS storms. However, a corridor of undisturbed air
exists across north central KS, where surface winds remain light out
of the southeast. Given the long-lived nature of the Sheridan county
storm, and hodographs that are quite favorable for a prolific hail
storm (characterized by a deep layer of low-level easterlies beneath
increasing westerlies aloft), a small watch ahead of this activity
may be needed.

..Jewell/Goss.. 08/10/2017

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

ATTN...WFO...TSA...ICT...OUN...DDC...AMA...

LAT...LON   34789731 34909899 35019996 35500072 35960070 36300046
            36709967 37059867 37389804 37489748 37399708 37079694
            35029676 34789731 

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          SPC MD 1465        
MD 1465 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH LIKELY FOR MUCH OF WESTERN INTO CENTRAL OK...EASTERN TX PANHANDLE...FAR SOUTH CENTRAL KS
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Mesoscale Discussion 1465
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0142 PM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

Areas affected...Much of western into central OK...eastern TX
Panhandle...far south central KS

Concerning...Severe potential...Watch likely 

Valid 101842Z - 102045Z

Probability of Watch Issuance...80 percent

SUMMARY...Storms are expected to increase in coverage this
afternoon, with large hail and damaging winds possible.

DISCUSSION...An outflow boundary continues eastward into south
central KS, extending southwestward across far northwestern OK and
into the eastern TX Panhandle. An isolated severe storm currently
exists along this boundary into the eastern OK Panhandle, with large
hail likely. Additional storms are likely along this outflow as the
air mass continues to destabilize. Strong heating will persist over
western OK, and surface obs show lower 70s F dewpoints and
southeasterly winds across central OK. Tall, moist CAPE profiles
with precipitable water values approaching 1.75" along with
sufficiently long hodographs will favor southeastward-propagating
cells and/or bows capable of damaging hail or wind.

..Jewell/Goss.. 08/10/2017

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

ATTN...WFO...TSA...ICT...OUN...DDC...AMA...

LAT...LON   34789731 34909899 35019996 35500072 35960070 36300046
            36709967 37059867 37389804 37489748 37399708 37079694
            35029676 34789731 

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          Jedan happy post o knjigama i najdražem umjetniku        
Pustiti mene među knjige je kao pustiti malo dijete u tvornicu slatkiša. Da, bila sam na Interliberu :)
Otišla bi ja i ranije, ali sam htjela baš 16.11. jer je Marčelo potpisivao svoj novi roman :)
Rekla sam vam u prošlom postu da je bog (skromno, jašta) :)
tako da mi je današnji (odnosno jučerašnji s obzirom u koje sitne sate ovo pišem) Interliber bio posebno drag.





Mislim da sam najduže od svih zadržala onaj ogroman red jer sam se raspričala s čovjekom, and I'm not even sorry! :)

Roman se zove Malterego koji je zapravo trilogija, izašao je tek prvi dio 'Rubikova stolica' i jedva čekam da ju krenem čitati! Moram dovršiti Hessea prvo, a preuzbuđena sam zbog ove knjige. I CAN'T I CAN'T! Hesse će pričekati. Da. Sori čika Hermann.

Marčelo je inače talentiran glazbenik, pisac i profesor srpskog jezika, ja ga sluÅ¡am od svoje 15. godine i sa svakim novim albumom i knjigom je sve bolji i bolji. Napisao je do sada dva romana (Zajedno sami, 2008. i Malterego, 2012.) i jednu zbirku raznih kratkih priča (O ljudima, psima i miÅ¡ima, 2009.)  naravno da ih imam sve, i naravno da ih je sve potpisao :D





Nisam neki zagorjeli fan, ne volim tu riječ, samo iznimno volim i cijenim njegov rad, i uvijek ću. Jedan je od umjetnika koji me, odrastajući uz njegov rad, formirao u osobu kakva jesam i proširio vidike. I još uvijek to čini :)






No nisam stala samo na kupnji Šelićevog novog romana, nope, Selma je potrošila previše para, ali izašla sretnija no ikad iz paviljona :)

Kupila sam ukupno 8 knjiga, 8 novih ljubavi za koje nemam mjesta na polici igdje u sobi. Majka me se htjela odreći kad je čula cifru koju sam potrošila na, kako ih ona zove 'budalaštinje'.

Mene briga, ja presretna :)

          PRAVILNIK O LISTI STRUČNIH, AKADEMSKIH I NAUČNIH NAZIVA (Sl. glasnik RS br. 53/17)        
Na osnovu člana 11. stav 1. tačka 14) Zakona o visokom obrazovanju ("Službeni glasnik RS", br. 76/05, 100/07 - autentično tumačenje, 97/08, 44/10, 93/12, 89/13, 99/14, 45/15, 68/15 - autentično tumačenje, 68/15 i 87/16),
Nacionalni savet za visoko obrazovanje, na sednici održanoj 27. marta 2017. godine, utvrdio je

PRAVILNIK
O LISTI STRUČNIH, AKADEMSKIH I NAUČNIH NAZIVA

(Sl. glasnik RS br. 53/17)
Osnovni tekst na snazi od 07/06/2017 , u primeni od 07/06/2017

Član 1.

(1) Ovim pravilnikom utvrđuje se Lista stručnih, akademskih i naučnih naziva sa naznakom zvanja odgovarajućeg stepena studija iz odgovarajućih obrazovno-naučnih i obrazovno-umetničkih oblasti i skraćenice tih naziva.
(2) Lista stručnih, akademskih i naučnih naziva odštampana je uz ovaj pravilnik i čini njegov sastavni deo.

Član 2.

(1) Stručni, akademski, odnosno naučni naziv utvrđuje se studijskim programom, u skladu sa ovim pravilnikom i sadržan je u diplomi i dodatku diplomi koje izdaje visokoškolska ustanova koja izvodi studijski program.
(2) U dodatku diplomi može biti sadržano i bliže određenje stručnog, akademskog, odnosno naučnog naziva, dodavanjem crtice iza tog naziva i reči kojima se naziv bliže određuje.

Član 3.

(1) Utvrđivanje stručnog, akademskog, odnosno naučnog naziva interdisciplinarnih, multidisciplinarnih i transdisciplinarnih studijskih programa (u daljem tekstu: IMT) vrši se metodom kombinovanja celina ili delova dve najvažnije obrazovno-naučne, odnosno obrazovno-umetničke oblasti (u daljem tekstu: oblasti) studijskog programa.
(2) Najvažnije oblasti IMT i njihov redosled utvrđuju se na osnovu relativne veličine nastavnog gradiva i broja ESPB bodova oblasti sadržanih u IMT.

Član 4.

Lista stručnih, akademskih i naučnih naziva usklađuje se sa relevantnim međunarodnim klasifikacijama obrazovnih profila i naučnih disciplina i Nacionalnim okvirom kvalifikacija.

Član 5.

Nacionalni savet za visoko obrazovanje proširuje listu stručnih, akademskih i naučnih naziva i utvrđuje nazive kvalifikacija za priznate strane visokoškolske isprave sa posebnom oznakom, na osnovu polja iz člana 27. Zakona o visokom obrazovanju.

Član 6.

Danom stupanja na snagu ovog pravilnika prestaje da važi Pravilnik o Listi stručnih, akademskih i naučnih naziva ("Službeni glasnik RS", broj 100/16).

Član 7.

Ovaj pravilnik stupa na snagu osmog dana od dana objavljivanja u "Službenom glasniku Republike Srbije".
Nacionalni savet za visoko obrazovanje
Predsednik,
prof. dr Dejan Popović, s.r.

LISTA
STRUČNIH, AKADEMSKIH I NAUČNIH NAZIVA

Polje 1: PRIRODNO-MATEMATIČKE NAUKE

VRSTA STUDIJASTRUČNI, AKADEMSKI I NAUČNI NAZIVSKRAĆENICA

Oblast: BIOLOÅ KE NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- biolog
- ekolog
- Biol.
- Ekol.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani biolog
- diplomirani ekolog
- Dipl. biol.
- Dipl. ekol.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master biolog
- master ekolog
- master profesor biologije
- master profesor ekologije
- Mast. biol.
- Mast. ekol.
- Mast. prof. biol.
- Mast. prof. ekol.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista biolog
- specijalista ekolog
- Spec. biol.
- Spec. ekol.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - biološke nauke
- doktor nauka - ekološke nauke
- Dr
- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni biolog
- strukovni ekolog
- Struk. biol.
- Struk. ekol.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni biolog
- specijalista strukovni ekolog
- Spec. struk. biol.
- Spec. struk. ekol.

Oblast: GEO-NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- geograf
- geolog
- Geogr.
- Geol.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani geograf
- diplomirani geolog
- Dipl. geogr.
- Dipl. geol.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master geograf
- master geolog
- Mast. geogr.
- Mast. geol.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista geograf
- specijalista geolog
- Spec. geogr.
- Spec. geol.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - geo-nauke- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni geograf
- strukovni geolog
- Struk. geogr.
- Struk. geol.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni geograf
- specijalista strukovni geolog
- Spec. struk. geogr.
- Spec. struk. geol.

Oblast: MATEMATIČKE NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- matematičar
- astronom
- Mat.
- Astron.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani matematičar
- diplomirani astronom
- Dipl. mat.
- Dipl. astron.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master matematičar
- master astronom
- master astrofizičar
- Mast. mat.
- Mast. astron.
- Mast. astrofiz.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista matematičar
- specijalista astronom
- Spec. mat.
- Spec. astron.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - matematičke nauke
- doktor nauka - astronomske nauke
- Dr
- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni matematičar- Struk. mat.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni matematičar- Spec. struk. mat.

Oblast: NAUKE O ZAŠTITI ŽIVOTNE SREDINE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- analitičar zaštite životne sredine- Analit. zašt. živ. sred.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani analitičar zaštite životne sredine- Dipl. analit. zašt. živ. sred.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master analitičar zaštite životne sredine- Mast. analit. zašt. živ. sred.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista analitičar zaštite životne sredine- Spec. analit. zašt. živ. sred.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - nauke o zaštiti životne sredine- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni analitičar zaštite životne sredine- Struk. analit. zašt. živ. sred.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni analitičar zaštite životne sredine- Spec. struk. analit. zašt. živ. sred.
master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master analitičar zaštite životne sredine- Struk. mast. analit. zašt. živ. sred.

Oblast: RAČUNARSKE NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- informatičar- Inform.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani informatičar- Dipl. inform.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master informatičar- Mast. inform.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista informatičar- Spec. inform.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - računarske nauke- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni informatičar- Struk. inform.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni informatičar- Spec. struk. inform.
master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master informatičar- Struk. mast. inform.

Oblast: FIZIČKE NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- fizičar
- meteorolog
- Fiz.
- Met.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani fizičar
- diplomirani meteorolog
- Dipl. fiz.
- Dipl. met.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master fizičar
- master meteorolog
- Mast. fiz.
- Mast. met.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- Specijalista fizičar
- Specijalista meteorolog
- Spec. fiz.
- Spec. met.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - fizičke nauke
- doktor nauka - meteorološke nauke
- Dr
- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni fizičar
- strukovni meteorolog
- Struk. fiz.
- Struk. met.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni fizičar
- specijalista strukovni meteorolog
- Spec. struk. fiz.
- Spec. struk. met.

Oblast: FIZIČKO-HEMIJSKE NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- fizikohemičar- Fiz.-hem.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani fizikohemičar- Dipl. fiz.-hem.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master fizikohemičar- Mast. fiz.-hem.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista fizikohemičar- Spec. fiz.-hem.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - fizičkohemijske nauke- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni fizikohemičar- Struk. fiz.-hem.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni fizikohemičar- Spec. struk. fiz.-hem.

Oblast: HEMIJSKE NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- hemičar
- biohemičar
- Hem.
- Biohem.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani hemičar
- diplomirani biohemičar
- Dipl. hem.
- Dipl. biohem.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master hemičar
- master biohemičar
- Mast. hem.
- Mast. biohem.
integrisane (300 ESPB)- master profesor hemije- Mast. prof. hem.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista hemičar
- specijalista biohemičar
- Spec. hem.
- Spec. biohem.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - hemijske nauke
- doktor nauka - biohemijske nauke
- Dr
- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni hemičar
- strukovni biohemičar
- Struk. hem.
- Struk. biohem.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni hemičar
- specijalista strukovni biohemičar
- Spec. struk. hem.
- Spec. struk. biohem.
AKADEMSKE
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - metodika nastave- Dr

Polje 2: TEHNIČKO-TEHNOLOŠKE NAUKE

VRSTA STUDIJASTRUČNI, AKADEMSKI I NAUČNI NAZIVSKRAĆENICA

Oblast: ARHITEKTURA

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer arhitekture- Inž. arh.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer arhitekture
- diplomirani inženjer urbanizma
- Dipl. inž. arh.
- Dipl. inž. urb.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer arhitekture
- master inženjer urbanizma
- Mast. inž. arh.
- Mast. inž. urb.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista inženjer arhitekture
- specijalista urbane obnove
- Spec. inž. arh.
- Spec. urb. obnov.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - arhitektura- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer arhitekture
- strukovni inžinjer unutrašnje arhitekture
- Struk. inž. arh.
- Struk. inž. unutr. arh.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni inženjer arhitekture- Spec. struk. inž. arh.
master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master inženjer arhitekture- Struk. mast. inž. arh.

Oblast: BIOTEHNIČKE NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer poljoprivrede
- inženjer šumarstva
- Inž. polj.
- Inž. šum.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer poljoprivrede
- diplomirani inženjer šumarstva
- diplomirani inženjer pejzažne arhitekture
- diplomirani inženjer tehnologija, menadžmenta i projektovanja nameštaja i proizvoda od drveta
- Dipl. inž. polj.
- Dipl. inž. šum.
- Dipl. inž. pejz. arh.
- Dipl. inž. teh., menadžm. i proj. nameš. i proizv. od drv.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer poljoprivrede
- master inženjer šumarstva
- master inženjer pejzažne arhitekture
- master inženjer tehnologija, menadžmenta i projektovanja nameštaja i proizvoda od drveta
- Mast. inž. polj.
- Mast. inž. šum.
- Mast. inž. pejz. arh.
- Mast. inž. teh., menadžm. i proj. nameš. i proizv. od drv.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista inženjer poljoprivrede
- specijalista inženjer šumarstva
- Spec. inž. polj.
- Spec. inž. šum.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - biotehničke nauke- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer poljoprivrede
- strukovni inženjer šumarstva
- strukovni inženjer pejzažne arhitekture
- strukovni inženjer tehnologija nameštaja i proizvoda od drveta
- Struk. inž. polj.
- Struk. inž. šum.
- Struk. inž. pejz. arh.
- Struk. inž. teh. nameš. i proizv. od drv.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni inženjer poljoprivrede
- specijalista strukovni inženjer šumarstva
- specijalista strukovni inženjer pejzažne arhitekture
- Spec. struk. inž. polj.
- Spec. struk. inž. šum.
- Spec. struk. inž. pejz. arh.
master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master inženjer poljoprivrede- Struk. mast. inž. polj.
master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master inženjer šumarstva- Struk. mast. inž. šum.

Oblast: GRAĐEVINSKO INŽENJERSTVO

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer građevinarstva- Inž. građ.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer građevinarstva- Dipl. inž. građ.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer građevinarstva- Mast. inž. građ.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista inženjer građevinarstva- Spec. inž. građ.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - građevinarstvo- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer građevinarstva- Struk. inž. građ.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni inženjer građevinarstva- Spec. struk. inž. građ.
Master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master inženjer građevinarstva- Struk. mast. inž. građ.

Oblast: GEODETSKO INŽENJERSTVO

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer geodezije- Inž. geodez.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer geodezije- Dipl. inž. geodez.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer geodezije- Mast. inž. geodez.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista inženjer geodezije- Spec. inž. geodez.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - geodezija- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer geodezije- Struk. inž. geodez.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni inženjer geodezije- Spec. struk. inž. geodez.
master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master inženjer geodezije- Struk. mast. inž. geodez.

Oblast: ELEKTROTEHNIČKO I RAČUNARSKO INŽENJERSTVO

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer elektrotehnike i računarstva
- inženjer softvera
- inženjer informacionih tehnologija i sistema
- Inž. elektr. i računar.
- Inž. softv.
- Inž. inf. teh. i sist.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer elektrotehnike i računarstva
- diplomirani inženjer softvera
- diplomirani inženjer informacionih tehnologija i sistema
- Dipl. inž. elektr. i računar.
- Dipl. inž. softv.
- Dipl. inž. inf. teh. i sist.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer elektrotehnike i računarstva
- master inženjer softvera
- master inženjer informacionih tehnologija i sistema
- Mast. inž. elektr. i računar.
- Mast. inž. softv.
- Mast. inž. inf. teh. i sist.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista inženjer elektrotehnike i računarstva
- specijalista inženjer softvera
- specijalista inženjer informacionih tehnologija i sistema
- Spec. inž. elektr. i računar.
- Spec. inž. softv.
- Spec. inž. inf. teh. i sist.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - elektrotehnika i računarstvo
- doktor nauka - softversko inženjerstvo
- doktor nauka - informacione tehnologije i sistemi
- Dr
- Dr
- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer elektrotehnike i računarstva
- strukovni inženjer softvera
- strukovni inženjer informacionih tehnologija i sistema
- Struk. inž. elektr. i računar.
- Struk. inž. softv.
- Struk. inž. inf. teh. i sist.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni inženjer elektrotehnike i računarstva
- specijalista strukovni inženjer softvera
- specijalista strukovni inženjer informacionih tehnologija i sistema
- Spec. struk. inž. elektr. i računar.
- Spec. struk. inž. softv.
- Spec. struk. inž. inf. teh. i sist.
master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master inženjer elektrotehnike i računarstva
- strukovni master inženjer softvera
- strukovni master inženjer informacionih tehnologija i sistema
- Struk. mast. inž. elektr. i računar.
- Struk. mast. inž. softv.
- Struk. mast. inž. inf. teh. i sist.

Oblast: INDUSTRIJSKO INŽENJERSTVO I INŽENJERSKI MENADŽMENT

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer industrijskog inženjerstva
- inženjer menadžmenta
- Inž. industr. inž.
- Inž. menadžm.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer industrijskog inženjerstva
- diplomirani inženjer menadžmenta
- Dipl. inž. industr. inž.
- Dipl. inž. menadžm.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer industrijskog inženjerstva
- master inženjer menadžmenta
- Mast. inž. industr. inž.
- Mast. inž. menadžm.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista inženjer industrijskog inženjerstva
- specijalista inženjer menadžmenta
- Spec. inž. industr. inž.
- Spec. inž. menadžm.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - industrijsko inženjerstvo/inženjerski menadžment- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer industrijskog inženjerstva
- strukovni inženjer menadžmenta
- Struk. inž. industr. inženj.
- Struk. inž. menadžm.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni inženjer industrijskog inženjerstva
- specijalista strukovni inženjer menadžmenta
- Spec. struk. inž. industr. inženj.
- Spec. struk. inž. menadžm.
master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master inženjer industrijskog inženjerstva
- strukovni master inženjer menadžmenta
- Struk. mast. inž. industr. inženj.
- Struk. mast. inž. menadžm.

Oblast: INŽENJERSTVO ZAŠTITE ŽIVOTNE SREDINE I ZAŠTITE NA RADU

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer zaštite životne sredine
- inženjer zaštite na radu
- Inž. zašt. živ. sred.
- Inž. zašt. na radu
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer zaštite životne sredine
- diplomirani inženjer zaštite na radu
- diplomirani inženjer zaštite od katastrofalnih događaja i požara
- Dipl. inž. zašt. živ. sred.
- Dipl. inž. zašt. na radu
- Dipl. inž. zašt. od katastr. dog. i pož.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer zaštite životne sredine
- master inženjer zaštite na radu
- master inženjer zaštite od katastrofalnih događaja i požara
- Mast. inž. zašt. živ. sred.
- Mast. inž. zašt. na radu
- Mast. inž. zašt. od katastr. dog. i pož.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista inženjer zaštite životne sredine
- specijalista inženjer zaštite na radu
- specijalista inženjer zaštite od katastrofalnih događaja i požara
- Spec. inž. zašt. živ. sred.
- Spec. inž. zašt. na radu
- Spec. inž. zašt. od katastr. dog. i pož.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - inženjerstvo zaštite životne sredine
- doktor nauka - inženjerstvo zaštite na radu
- Dr
- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer zaštite životne sredine
- strukovni inženjer zaštite na radu
- strukovni inženjer zaštite od katastrofalnih događaja i požara
- Struk. inž. zašt. živ. sred.
- Struk. inž. zašt. na radu
- Struk. inž. zašt. od katastr. dog. i pož.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni inženjer zaštite životne sredine
- specijalista strukovni inženjer zaštite na radu
- specijalista strukovni inženjer zaštite od katastrofalnih događaja i požara
- Spec. struk. inž. zašt. živ. sred.
- Spec. struk. inž. zašt. na radu
- Spec. struk. inž. zašt. od katastr. dog. i pož.
master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master inženjer zaštite životne sredine- Struk. mast. inž. zašt. živ. sred.
- strukovni master inženjer zaštite na radu- Struk. mast. inž. zašt. na radu
- strukovni master inženjer zaštite- Struk. mast. inž. zašt. živ. sred. i zašt. na radu
- strukovni master inženjer zaštite od katastrofalnih događaja i požara- Struk. mast. inž. zašt. od katastrof. događ.i pož.

Oblast: MAŠINSKO INŽENJERSTVO

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer mašinstva- Inž. maš.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer mašinstva- Dipl. inž. maš.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer mašinstva- Mast. inž. maš.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista inženjer mašinstva- Spec. inž. maš.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - mašinsko inženjerstvo- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer mašinstva- Struk. inž. maš.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni inženjer mašinstva- Spec. struk. inž. maš.
master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master inženjer mašinstva- Struk. mast. inž. maš.

Oblast: ORGANIZACIONE NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer organizacionih nauka
- inženjer informacionih sistema
- Inž. organizac. nauk.
- Inž. inf. sist.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer organizacionih nauka
- diplomirani inženjer informacionih sistema
- Dipl. inž. organizac. nauk.
- Dipl. inž. inf. sist.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer organizacionih nauka
- master inženjer informacionih sistema
- Mast. inž. organiz. nauk.
- Mast. inž. inf. sist.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista inženjer organizacionih nauka
- specijalista inženjer informacionih sistema
- Spec. inž. organiz. nauk.
- Spec. inž. inf. sist.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - organizacione nauke
- doktor nauka - informacioni sistemi
- Dr
- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer organizacionih nauka
- strukovni inženjer informacionih sistema
- Struk. inž. organizac. nauk.
- Struk. inž. inf. sist.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni inženjer organizacionih nauka
- specijalista strukovni inženjer informacionih sistema
- Spec. struk. inž. organizac. nauk.
- Spec. struk. inž. inf. sist.
master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master inženjer organizacionih nauka- Struk. mast. inž. organizac. nauk.
- strukovni master inženjer informacionih sistema- Struk. mast. inž. inf. sist.

Oblast: RUDARSKO-INŽENJERSTVO

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer rudarstva- Inž. rud.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer rudarstva- Dipl. inž. rud.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer rudarstva- Mast. inž. rud.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista inženjer rudarstva- Spec. inž. rud.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - rudarsko inženjerstvo- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer rudarstva- Struk. inž. rud.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni inženjer rudarstva- Spec. struk. inž. rud.
master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master inženjer rudarstva- Struk. mast. inž. rud.

Oblast: GEOLOŠKO INŽENJERSTVO

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer geologije- Inž. geol.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer geologije- Dipl. inž. geol.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer geologije- Mast. inž. geol.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista inženjer geologije- Spec. inž. geol.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - geološko inženjerstvo- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer geologije- Struk. inž. geol.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni inženjer geologije- Spec. struk. inž. geol.
master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master inženjer geologije- Struk. mast. inž. geol.

Oblast: SAOBRAĆAJNO INŽENJERSTVO

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer saobraćaja- Inž. saobr.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer saobraćaja- Dipl. inž. saobr.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer saobraćaja- Mast. inž. saobr.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista inženjer saobraćaja- Spec. inž. saobr.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - saobraćajno inženjerstvo- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer saobraćaja- Struk. inž. saobr.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni inženjer saobraćaja- Spec. struk. inž. saobr.
master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master inženjer saobraćaja- Struk. mast. inž. saobr.

Oblast: TEHNOLOŠKO INŽENJERSTVO

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer tehnologije- Inž. tehnol.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer tehnologije- Dipl. inž. tehnol.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer tehnologije- Mast. inž. tehnol.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista inženjer tehnologije- Spec. inž. tehnol.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - tehnološko inženjerstvo- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer tehnologije- Struk. inž. tehnol.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni inženjer tehnologije- Spec. struk. inž. tehnol.
master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master inženjer tehnologije- Struk. mast. inž. tehnol.

Oblast: METALURŠKO INŽENJERSTVO

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer metalurgije- Inž. metalurg.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer metalurgije- Dipl. inž. metalurg.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer metalurgije- Mast. inž. metalurg.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista inženjer metalurgije- Spec. inž. metalurg.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - metalurško inženjerstvo- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer metalurgije- Struk. inž. metalurg.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni inženjer metalurgije- Spec. struk. inž. metalurg.
master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master inženjer metalurgije- Struk. mast. inž. metalurg.

Polje 3: DRUŠTVENO-HUMANISTIČKE NAUKE

VRSTA STUDIJASTRUČNI, AKADEMSKI I NAUČNI NAZIVSKRAĆENICA

Oblast: BIBLIOTEKARSTVO, ARHIVARSTVO I MUZEOLOGIJA

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- bibliotekar
- arhivar
- muzeolog
- Bibliot.
- Arhiv.
- Muzeol.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani bibliotekar
- diplomirani arhivar
- diplomirani muzeolog
- Dipl. bibliot.
- Dipl. arhiv.
- Dipl. muzeol.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master bibliotekar
- master arhivar
- master muzeolog
- Mast. bibliot.
- Mast. arhiv.
- Mast. muzeol.
specijalističke (300+60=360 ESPB)- specijalista bibliotekar
- specijalista arhivar
- specijalista muzeolog
- Spec. bibliot.
- Spec. arhiv.
- Spec. muzeol.
doktorske (300+180=480 ESPB)- doktor nauka - nauke o bibliotekarstvu/arhivarstvu/muzeologiji- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni bibliotekar
- strukovni arhivar
- strukovni muzeolog
- Struk. bibliot.
- Struk. arhiv.
- Struk. muzeol.
specijalističke (180+60=240 ESPB)- specijalista strukovni bibliotekar
- specijalista strukovni arhivar
- specijalista strukovni muzeolog
- Spec.
          PRAVILNIK O LISTI STRUČNIH, AKADEMSKIH I NAUČNIH NAZIVA(Sl. glasnik RS br. 100/16), u primeni od 21/12/2016         
Na osnovu člana 11. stav 1. tačka 14) Zakona o visokom obrazovanju ("Službeni glasnik RS", br. 76/05, 100/07 - autentično tumačenje, 97/08, 44/10, 93/12, 89/13, 99/14, 45/15, 68/15 - autentično tumačenje i 68/15),
Nacionalni savet za visoko obrazovanje, na sednicama održanim 29. oktobra 2015. godine, 22. decembra 2015. godine, 25. februara 2016. godine, 22. juna 2016. godine, 14. septembra 2016. godine i 24. oktobra 2016. godine, utvrdio je

PRAVILNIK
O LISTI STRUČNIH, AKADEMSKIH I NAUČNIH NAZIVA

(Sl. glasnik RS br. 100/16)
Osnovni tekst na snazi od 21/12/2016 , u primeni od 21/12/2016

Član 1.

(1) Ovim pravilnikom utvrđuje se Lista stručnih, akademskih i naučnih naziva sa naznakom zvanja odgovarajućeg stepena studija iz odgovarajućih obrazovno-naučnih i obrazovno-umetničkih oblasti i skraćenice tih naziva.
(2) Lista stručnih, akademskih i naučnih naziva odštampana je uz ovaj pravilnik i čini njegov sastavni deo.

Član 2.

(1) Stručni, akademski, odnosno naučni naziv utvrđuje se studijskim programom, u skladu sa ovim pravilnikom i sadržan je u diplomi i dodatku diplomi koje izdaje visokoškolska ustanova koja izvodi studijski program.
(2) U dodatku diplomi može biti sadržano i bliže određenje stručnog, akademskog, odnosno naučnog naziva, dodavanjem crtice iza tog naziva i reči kojima se naziv bliže određuje.

Član 3.

(1) Utvrđivanje stručnog, akademskog, odnosno naučnog naziva interdisciplinarnih, multidisciplinarnih i transdisciplinarnih studijskih programa (u daljem tekstu: IMT) vrši se metodom kombinovanja celina ili delova dve najvažnije obrazovno-naučne, odnosno obrazovno-umetničke oblasti (u daljem tekstu: oblasti) studijskog programa.
(2) Najvažnije oblasti IMT i njihov redosled utvrđuju se na osnovu relativne veličine nastavnog gradiva i broja ESPB bodova oblasti sadržanih u IMT.

Član 4.

Lista stručnih, akademskih i naučnih naziva usklađuje se sa relevantnim međunarodnim klasifikacijama obrazovnih profila i naučnih disciplina i Nacionalnim okvirom kvalifikacija.

Član 5.

Nacionalni savet za visoko obrazovanje proširuje listu stručnih, akademskih i naučnih naziva i utvrđuje nazive kvalifikacija za priznate strane visokoškolske isprave sa posebnom oznakom, na osnovu polja iz člana 27. Zakona o visokom obrazovanju.

Član 6.

Danom stupanja na snagu ovog pravilnika prestaje da važi Pravilnik o Listi stručnih, akademskih i naučnih naziva ("Službeni glasnik RS", broj 100/15).

Član 7.

Ovaj pravilnik stupa na snagu osmog dana od dana objavljivanja u "Službenom glasniku Republike Srbije".
Nacionalni savet za visoko obrazovanje
Predsednik,
prof. dr Dejan Popović, s.r.

LISTA STRUČNIH, AKADEMSKIH I NAUČNIH NAZIVA

Polje 1: Prirodno-matematičke nauke

VRSTA STUDIJASTRUČNI, AKADEMSKI I NAUČNI NAZIVSKRAĆENICA

Oblast: BIOLOÅ KE NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- biolog
- ekolog
- Biol.
- Ekol.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani biolog
- diplomirani ekolog
- Dipl. biol.
- Dipl. ekol.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master biolog
- master ekolog
- master profesor biologije
- master profesor ekologije
- Mast. biol.
- Mast. ekol.
- Mast. prof. biol.
- Mast. prof. ekol.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista biolog
- specijalista ekolog
- Spec. biol.
- Spec. ekol.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - biološke nauke
- doktor nauka - ekološke nauke
- Dr
- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne
(180 ESPB)
- strukovni biolog
- strukovni ekolog
- Struk. biol.
- Struk. ekol.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni biolog
- specijalista strukovni ekolog
- Spec. struk. biol.
- Spec. struk. ekol.

Oblast: GEO-NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- geograf
- geolog
- Geogr.
- Geol.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani geograf
- diplomirani geolog
- Dipl. geogr.
- Dipl. geol.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master geograf
- master geolog
- Mast. geogr.
- Mast. geol.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista geograf
- specijalista geolog
- Spec. geogr.
- Spec. geol.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - geo-nauke- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne
(180 ESPB)
- strukovni geograf
- strukovni geolog
- Struk. geogr.
- Struk. geol.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni geograf
- specijalista strukovni geolog
- Spec. struk. geogr.
- Spec. struk. geol.

Oblast: MATEMATIČKE NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- matematičar
- astronom
- Mat.
- Astron.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani matematičar
- diplomirani astronom
- Dipl. mat.
- Dipl. astron.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master matematičar
- master astronom
- master astrofizičar
- Mast. mat.
- Mast. astron.
- Mast. astrofiz.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista matematičar
- specijalista astronom
- Spec. mat.
- Spec. astron.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - matematičke nauke
- doktor nauka - astronomske nauke
- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne
(180 ESPB)
- strukovni matematičar- Struk. mat.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni matematičar- Spec. struk. mat.

Oblast: NAUKE O ZAŠTITI ŽIVOTNE SREDINE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- analitičar zaštite životne sredine- Analit. zašt. živ. sred.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani analitičar zaštite životne sredine- Dipl. analit. zašt. živ. sred.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master analitičar zaštite životne sredine- Mast. analit. zašt. živ. sred.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista analitičar zaštite životne sredine- Spec. analit. zašt. živ. sred.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - nauke o zaštiti životne sredine- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne
(180 ESPB)
- strukovni analitičar zaštite životne sredine- Struk. analit. zašt. živ. sred.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni analitičar zaštite životne sredine - specijalista- Spec. struk. analit. zašt. živ. sred.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
- strukovni master analitičar zaštite životne sredine- Struk. mast. analit. zašt. živ. sred.

Oblast: RAČUNARSKE NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- informatičar- Inform.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani informatičar- Dipl. inform.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master informatičar- Mast. inform.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista informatičar- Spec. inform.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - računarske nauke- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne
(180 ESPB)
- strukovni informatičar- Struk. inform.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni informatičar- Spec. struk. inform.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
- strukovni master informatičar- Struk. mast. inform.

Oblast: FIZIČKE NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- fizičar
- meteorolog
- Fiz.
- Met.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani fizičar
- diplomirani meteorolog
- Dipl. fiz.
- Dipl. met.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master fizičar
- master meteorolog
- Mast. fiz.
- Mast. met.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista fizičar
- specijalista meteorolog
- Spec. fiz.
- Spec. met.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - fizičke nauke
- doktor nauka - meteorološke nauke
- Dr
- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne
(180 ESPB)
- strukovni fizičar
- strukovni meteorolog
- Struk. fiz.
- Struk. met.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni fizičar
- specijalista strukovni meteorolog
- Spec. struk. fiz.
- Spec. struk. met.

Oblast: FIZIČKO-HEMIJSKE NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- fizikohemičar- Fiz.-hem.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani fizikohemičar- Dipl. fiz.-hem.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master fizikohemičar- Mast. fiz.-hem.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista fizikohemičar- Spec. fiz.-hem.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - fizičkohemijske nauke- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne
(180 ESPB)
- strukovni fizikohemičar- Struk. fiz.-hem.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni fizikohemičar- Spec. struk. fiz.-hem.

Oblast: HEMIJSKE NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- hemičar
- biohemičar
- Hem.
- Biohem.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani hemičar
- diplomirani biohemičar
- Dipl. hem.
- Dipl. biohem.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master hemičar
- master biohemičar
- Mast. hem.
- Mast. biohem.
integrisane (300 ESPB)- master profesor hemije- Mast. prof. hem.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista hemičar
- specijalista biohemičar
- Spec. hem.
- Spec. biohem.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - hemijske nauke
- doktor nauka - biohemijske nauke
- Dr
- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni hemičar
- strukovni biohemičar
- Struk. hem.
- Struk. biohem.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni hemičar
- specijalista strukovni biohemičar
- Spec. struk. hem.
- Spec. struk. biohem. - spec.
AKADEMSKE
doktorske- doktor nauka - metodika nastave- Dr

Polje 2: Tehničko-tehnološke nauke

VRSTA STUDIJASTRUČNI, AKADEMSKI I NAUČNI NAZIVSKRAĆENICA

Oblast: ARHITEKTURA

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer arhitekture- Inž. arh.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer arhitekture
- diplomirani inženjer urbanizma
- Dipl. inž. arh.
- Dipl. inž. urb.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer arhitekture
- master inženjer arhitekture
- master inženjer urbanizma
- Mast. inž. arh.
- Mast. inž. arh.
- Mast. inž. urb.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista inženjer arhitekture
- specijalista iz oblasti urbane obnove
- Spec. inž. arh.
- Spec. iz oblasti urb. obnov.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - arhitektura- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne
(180 ESPB)
- strukovni inženjer arhitekture- Struk. inž. arh.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni inženjer arhitekture- Spec. struk. inž. arh.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
- strukovni master inženjer arhitekture- Struk. mast. inž. arh.

Oblast: BIOTEHNIČKE NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer poljoprivrede
- inženjer šumarstva
- Inž. polj.
- Inž. šum.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer poljoprivrede
- diplomirani inženjer šumarstva
- diplomirani inženjer pejzažne arhitekture
- diplomirani inženjer tehnologija, menadžmenta i projektovanja nameštaja i proizvoda od drveta
- Dipl. inž. polj.
- Dipl. inž. šum.
- Dipl. inž. pejz. arh.
- Dipl. inž. teh., menadžm. i proj. nameš. i proizv. od drv.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer poljoprivrede
- master inženjer šumarstva
- master inženjer pejzažne arhitekture
- master inženjer tehnologija, menadžmenta i projektovanja nameštaja i proizvoda od drveta
- Mast. inž. polj.
- Mast. inž. šum.
- Mast. inž. pejz. arh.
- Mast. inž. teh., menadžm. i proj. nameš. i proizv. od drv.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista inženjer poljoprivrede
- specijalista inženjer šumarstva
- Spec. inž. polj.
- Spec. inž. šum.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - biotehničke nauke- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer poljoprivrede
- strukovni inženjer šumarstva
- strukovni inženjer pejzažne arhitekture
- strukovni inženjer tehnologija nameštaja i proizvoda od drveta
- Struk. inž. polj.
- Struk. inž. šum.
- Struk. inž. pejz. arh.
- Struk. inž. teh. nameš. i proizv. od drv.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni inženjer poljoprivrede
- specijalista strukovni inženjer šumarstva
- specijalista strukovni inženjer pejzažne arhitekture
- Spec. struk. inž. polj.
- Spec. struk. inž. šum.
- Spec. struk. inž. pejz. arh.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
- strukovni master inženjer poljoprivrede- Struk. mast. inž. polj.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
- strukovni master inženjer šumarstva- Struk. mast. inž. šum.

Oblast: GRAĐEVINSKO INŽENJERSTVO

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer građevinarstva- Inž. građ.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer građevinarstva- Dipl. inž. građ.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer građevinarstva- Mast. inž. građ.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista inženjer građevinarstva- Spec. inž. građ.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - građevinarstvo- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer građevinarstva- Struk. inž. građ.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni inženjer građevinarstva- Spec. struk. inž. građ.
Master (180+120=300 ESPB)- strukovni master inženjer građevinarstva- Struk. mast. inž. građ.

Oblast: GEODETSKO INŽENJERSTVO

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer geodezije- Inž. geodez.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer geodezije- Dipl. inž. geodez.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer geodezije- Mast. inž. geodez.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista inženjer geodezije- Spec. inž. geodez.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - geodezija- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer geodezije- Struk. inž. geodez.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni inženjer geodezije- Spec. struk. inž. geodez.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
- strukovni master inženjer geodezije- Struk. mast. inž. geodez.

Oblast: ELEKTROTEHNIČKO I RAČUNARSKO INŽENJERSTVO

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer elektrotehnike i računarstva
- inženjer softvera
- inženjer informacionih tehnologija i sistema
- Inž. elektr. i računar.
- Inž. softv.
- Inž. inf. teh. i sist.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer elektrotehnike i računarstva
- diplomirani inženjer softvera
- diplomirani inženjer informacionih tehnologija i sistema
- Dipl. inž. elektr. i računar.
- Dipl. inž. softv.
- Dipl. inž. inf. teh. i sist.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer elektrotehnike i računarstva
- master inženjer softvera
- master inženjer informacionih tehnologija i sistema
- Mast. inž. elektr. i računar.
- Mast. inž. softv.
- Mast. inž. inf. teh. i sist.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista inženjer elektrotehnike i računarstva
- specijalista inženjer softvera
- specijalista inženjer informacionih tehnologija i sistema
- Spec. inž. elektr. i računar.
- Spec. inž. softv.
- Spec. inž. inf. teh. i sist.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - elektrotehnika i računarstvo
- doktor nauka - softversko inženjerstvo
- doktor nauka - informacione tehnologije i sistemi
- Dr
- Dr
- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer elektrotehnike i računarstva
- strukovni inženjer softvera
- strukovni inženjer informacionih tehnologija i sistema
- Struk. inž. elektr. i računar.
- Struk. inž. softv.
- Struk. inž. inf. teh. i sist.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni inženjer elektrotehnike i računarstva
- specijalista strukovni inženjer softvera
- specijalista strukovni inženjer informacionih tehnologija i sistema
- Spec. struk. inž. elektr. i računar.
- Spec. struk. inž. softv.
- Spec. struk. inž. inf. teh. i sist.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
- strukovni master inženjer elektrotehnike i računarstva- Struk. mast. inž. elektr. i računar.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
- strukovni master inženjer softvera- Struk. mast. inž. softv.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
- strukovni master inženjer informacionih tehnologija i sistema- Struk. mast. inž. inf. teh. i sist.

Oblast: INDUSTRIJSKO INŽENJERSTVO I INŽENJERSKI MENADŽMENT

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer industrijskog inženjerstva
- inženjer menadžmenta
- Inž. industr. inž.
- Inž. menadžm.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer industrijskog inženjerstva
- diplomirani inženjer menadžmenta
- Dipl. inž. industr. inž.
- Dipl. inž. menadžm.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer industrijskog inženjerstva
- master inženjer menadžmenta
- Mast. inž. industr. inž.
- Mast. inž. menadžm.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista inženjer industrijskog inženjerstva
- specijalista inženjer menadžmenta
- Spec. inž. industr. inž.
- Spec. inž. menadžm.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - industrijsko inženjerstvo/inženjerski menadžment- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer industrijskog inženjerstva
- strukovni inženjer menadžmenta
- Struk. inž. industr. inženj.
- Struk. inž. menadžm.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni inženjer industrijskog inženjerstva - specijalista
- specijalista strukovni inženjer menadžmenta
- Spec. struk. inž. industr. inženj.
- Spec. struk. inž. menadžm.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
- strukovni master inženjer industrijskog inženjerstva- Struk. mast. inž. industr. inženj.
- strukovni master inženjer menadžmenta- Struk. mast. inž. menadžm.

Oblast: INŽENJERSTVO ZAŠTITE ŽIVOTNE SREDINE I ZAŠTITE NA RADU

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer zaštite životne sredine
- inženjer zaštite na radu
- Inž. zašt. živ. sred.
- Inž. zašt. na radu
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer zaštite životne sredine
- diplomirani inženjer zaštite na radu
- diplomirani inženjer zaštite od katastrofalnih događaja i požara
- Dipl. inž. zašt. živ. sred.
- Dipl. inž. zašt. na radu
- Dipl. inž. zašt. od katastr. dog. i pož.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer zaštite životne sredine
- master inženjer zaštite na radu
- master inženjer zaštite od katastrofalnih događaja i požara
- Mast. inž. zašt. živ. sred.
- Mast. inž. zašt. na radu
- Mast. inž. zašt. od katastr. dog. i pož.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista inženjer zaštite životne sredine
- specijalista inženjer zaštite na radu
- specijalista inženjer zaštite od katastrofalnih događaja i požara
- Spec. inž. zašt. živ. sred.
- Spec. inž. zašt. na radu.
- Spec. inž. zašt. od katastr. dog. i pož
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - inženjerstvo zaštite životne sredine
- doktor nauka - inženjerstvo zaštite na radu
- Dr
- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer zaštite životne sredine
- strukovni inženjer zaštite na radu
- strukovni inženjer zaštite od katastrofalnih događaja i požara
- Struk. inž. zašt. živ. sred.
- Struk. inž. zašt. na radu
- Struk. inž. zašt. od katastr. dog. i pož.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni inženjer zaštite životne sredine
- specijalista strukovni inženjer zaštite na radu
- specijalista strukovni inženjer zaštite od katastrofalnih događaja i požara
- Spec. struk. inž. zašt. živ. sred.
- Spec. struk. inž. zašt. na radu
- Spec. struk. inž. zašt. od katastr. dog. i pož.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
- strukovni master inženjer zaštite životne sredine- Struk. mast. inž. zašt. živ. sred.
- strukovni master inženjer zaštite na radu- Struk. mast. inž. zašt. na radu
- strukovni master inženjer zaštite- Struk. mast. inž. zašt. živ. sred. i zašt. na radu
- strukovni master inženjer zaštite od katastrofalnih događaja i požara- Struk. mast. inž. zašt. od katastrof. događ. i pož.

Oblast: MAŠINSKO INŽENJERSTVO

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer mašinstva- Inž. maš.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer mašinstva- Dipl. inž. maš.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer mašinstva- Mast. inž. maš.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista inženjer mašinstva- Spec. inž. maš.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - mašinsko inženjerstvo- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer mašinstva- Struk. inž. maš.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni inženjer mašinstva- Spec. struk. inž. maš.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
- strukovni master inženjer mašinstva- Struk. mast. inž. maš.

Oblast: ORGANIZACIONE NAUKE

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer organizacionih nauka
- inženjer informacionih sistema
- Inž. organizac. nauk.
- Inž. inf. sist.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer organizacionih nauka
- diplomirani inženjer informacionih sistema
- Dipl. inž. organizac. nauk.
- Dipl. inž. inf. sist.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer organizacionih nauka
- master inženjer informacionih sistema
- Mast. inž. organiz. nauk.
- Mast. inž. inf. sist.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista inženjer organizacionih nauka
- specijalista inženjer informacionih sistema
- Spec. inž. organiz. nauk.
- Spec. inž. inf. sist.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - organizacione nauke
- doktor nauka - informacioni sistemi
- Dr
- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer organizacionih nauka
- strukovni inženjer informacionih sistema
- Struk. inž. organizac. nauk.
- Struk. inž. inf. sist.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni inženjer organizacionih nauka
- specijalista strukovni inženjer informacionih sistema
- Spec. struk. inž. organizac. nauk.
- Spec. struk. inž. inf. sist.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
- strukovni master inženjer organizacionih nauka- Struk. mast. inž. organizac. nauk.
- strukovni master inženjer informacionih sistema- Struk. mast. inž. inf. sist.

Oblast: RUDARSKO INŽENJERSTVO

AKADEMSKE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- inženjer rudarstva- Inž. rud.
osnovne (240 ESPB)- diplomirani inženjer rudarstva- Dipl. inž. rud.
master
(180+120=300 ESPB)
(240+60=300 ESPB)
- master inženjer rudarstva- Mast. inž. rud.
specijalističke
(300+60=360 ESPB)
- specijalista inženjer rudarstva- Spec. inž. rud.
doktorske
(300+180=480 ESPB)
- doktor nauka - rudarsko inženjerstvo- Dr
STRUKOVNE
osnovne (180 ESPB)- strukovni inženjer rudarstva- Struk. inž. rud.
specijalističke
(180+60=240 ESPB)
- specijalista strukovni inženjer rudarstva- Spec. struk. inž. rud.
master
          Researching relatives of Missourian's.        
A great resource is the Mo. Death records, death certificates that is online.
sos.mo.gov has death certificate for people dying in MO. from 1910-1964-65!!
          Study says Trump moves trigger health premium jumps for 2018        

WASHINGTON — Actions by the Trump administration are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many people, according to a nonpartisan study.

The analysis released Thursday by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that mixed signals from President Donald Trump have created uncertainty "far outside the norm" and led insurers to seek higher premium increases for 2018 than would otherwise have been the case.

Republicans in Congress have not delivered on their promise to repeal and replace the Obama-era Affordable Care Act. Trump is insisting that lawmakers try again and that the health overhaul is collapsing. At the same time, he's threatened to stop billions of dollars in payments to insurers. Some Republicans are considering fallback measures to stabilize markets.

Kaiser researchers looked at proposed premiums for a benchmark silver plan across major metropolitan areas in 20 states and Washington, D.C. Overall, they found that 15 of those cities will see increases of 10 percent or more next year.

The highest is a 49 percent jump in Wilmington, Delaware. The only decline: a 5 percent reduction in Providence, Rhode Island.

About 10 million people who buy policies through HealthCare.gov and state-run markets are potentially affected, as are 5 million to 7 million more who purchase individual policies on their own.

Those in the government-sponsored markets can dodge the hit with the help of tax credits that most of them qualify for to help pay premiums. But off-marketplace customers pay full freight, and they face a second consecutive year of steep increases. Many are self-employed business owners.

The report found insurer participation in the ACA markets will be lower than at any time since they opened for business in 2014. The average is 4.6 insurers in the states studied, down from 5.1 insurers this year. In many cases insurers do not sell plans in every community in a state.

The researchers analyzed publicly available filings through which insurers justify their proposed premiums to state regulators. Insurers are struggling with sicker-than-expected customers and disappointing enrollment, and an industry tax is expected to add 2 to 3 percentage points to premiums next year.

On top of that, researchers found that mixed signals from the administration account for some of the higher charges. Those could increase before enrollment starts Nov. 1.

"The vast majority of companies in states with detailed rate filings have included some language around the uncertainty, so it is likely that more companies will revise their premiums to reflect uncertainty in the absence of clear answers from Congress or the administration," the report said. Once premiums are set, they're generally in place for a whole year.

Insurers that assumed that Trump would make good on his threat to stop billions in payments to subsidize copayments and deductibles requested additional premium increases ranging from 2 percent to 23 percent, the report found.

Insurers that assumed the IRS under Trump would not enforce unpopular fines on people who remain uninsured requested additional premium increases ranging from 1.2 percent to 20 percent.

"In many cases that means insurers are adding double-digit premium increases on top of what they otherwise would have requested," said Cynthia Cox, a co-author of the Kaiser report. "In many cases, what we are seeing is an additional increase due to the political uncertainty."

That doesn't sound like what Trump promised when he assumed the presidency.

In a Washington Post interview ahead of his inauguration, Trump said, "We're going to have insurance for everybody."

"There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can't pay for it, you don't get it," he added. "That's not going to happen with us."

People covered under President Barack Obama's law "can expect to have great health care," Trump said at the time. "It will be in a much simplified form. Much less expensive and much better."

But the White House never produced the health care proposal Trump promised. The GOP bills in Congress would have left millions more uninsured, a sobering side-effect that contributed to their political undoing.

The administration sidestepped questions about its own role raised by the Kaiser study.

Spokeswoman Alleigh Marre said rising premiums and dwindling choices predate Trump.

"The Trump administration is committed to repealing and replacing Obamacare and will always be focused on putting patients, families, and doctors, not Washington, in charge of health care," Marre said in a statement.

The turmoil for people who buy individual health insurance stands in sharp contrast to relative calm and stability for the majority of Americans insured through workplace plans. The cost of employer-sponsored coverage is expected to rise about 5 or 6 percent next year, benefits consultants say.

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This article has been corrected to show that the average number of insurers in the states studied is 5.1 in this year, not 5.7.

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Associated Press Health Writer Tom Murphy in Indianapolis contributed to this report.

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          Thanks to the NDAA, FBI Says Activists Who Investigate Factory Farms Can Be Prosecuted as Terrorists        
Well, it did not take long for gov to start identifying normal Americans as TERRORIST!!! John McCain should be arrested for being a TERRORIST himself when he co-wrote the NDAA bill.


          HERE IT IS! THE US GOV PATENT ON MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES!        
The US gov has know since 1974 that Marijuana cures cancer and many other ailments. They now own the patent on marijuana for the purpose of medical treatments yet publicly they continue to say marijuana has no medical benefits. You cannot grow your own chemo drugs in your back yard. You MUST buy them from big pharma. You can however grow your own marijuana making the drug companies unable to PROFIT from this cure. Government can legally stop you from growing your own cure as they own the patent on marijuana and force you to buy very expensive and highly toxic drugs from their friends at big pharma. TIME TO WAKE UP AND SMELL THE WEED!


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          Hello, my friend        



Hello, my friend, hello
It's good to need you so
It's good to love you like I do
And to feel this way
When I hear you say, hello





Ok, kinda corny, but I've missed my friends here, even though you've probably all faded away to more interesting (certainly more active places). It's the first Sunday of Advent, however, and that means we are starting a new year -- a start over. I certainly wish I could start this entire year over, but it is what it is and I can't change anything except tomorrow.

Our homily today started with a joke -- "Happy Advent!" Is that what we say at the beginning of Advent? Merry Advent? Penitential Advent? This is the liturgical season in which we wait for the coming of Our Savior. We try to repair in ourselves what needs to be repaired to be our best selves for Him. But, we're fighting our culture which says Christmas starts the day after Thanksgiving. We wait, however -- wait in joyful hope. So I say "Blessed Advent!" I look forward to Advent traditions, and put off Christmas as long as I can.

Frankly, this year I wish we could skip Christmas. I love Christmas. I love celebrating the coming of the Infant God, but when times are really tough, and all you want to do is hang onto your home, Christmas is depressing. We have to make explanations to family -- we can't exchange gifts, but family want to do it anyway, so we feel like hiding away and just holding onto each other, and our Newborn Lord.

I haven't been at this place in so long that many of you who aren't on FB don't have updates. Doug applied for a position at the diocese. It was what seemed to be the perfect job for him -- chief of development and planning for the diocese. But he was not even called back for a second interview. Someone way up the ladder, I suspect, already knew who he wanted for the job, and it wasn't Doug.

So we're back to where we were months ago, starting a business. He put most of what he was doing on hold  when he applied for the job because he didn't feel it was right to start work with pastors, when as chief development person at the diocese he would be in a position to help pastors and principals at no cost to them. (Big mistake.) 

Not to get too much into finances, but we're as low as we've been since I quit work to stay home with our firstborn back in 1990. We might actually be lower. So never take anything for granted. We are losing our insurance because UHC is pulling out of Ohio, and I am finding that a lot of insurance companies are pulling out of healthcare.gov entirely. So we're stuck with insurance that covers one or no hospitals, and none of our doctors, AND we're paying through the nose for it. Hey, but the government said it would be a GOOD thing, right?

~~~~~~~

So, back to where I was at the beginning of this post -- new starts.

Today I got out our Advent candles. Due to fires I'm not allowed to have a wreath anymore, so here is my simple Advent "wreath" with our first candle lit and our simple turkey soup dinner.

I thought I'd share the prayer we pray every year at dinnertime during Advent, if you feel the need to do something different. 


Advent Dinner Prayer

Leader:
Blessed are you, Lord, God, of all creation: in the darkness and in the light.
Blessed are you in this food and in this sharing.
Blessed are you as we wait in joyful hope, for the coming of Our Savior Jesus Christ.

Response:
For the Kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever.

Leader:
Come, Lord Jesus!

Response:
Come, quickly!


          Tell the USTR: The TPP Is Bad for Jobs!        

flush the TPP balloon

Today is the last day to tell the U.S. Trade Representative what you think of the TPP (civility preferred!). We have until 11:59 p.m. to submit public comments at the following link: to the regulations.gov page: http://tinyurl.com/hmv5moc
The USTR is specifically asking about the effect of the [...]

          Carmelo Anthony To New York        
The New York Knicks landed Carmelo Anthony in a three-team trade including the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Denver Nuggets sent Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Sheldon Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman to the Knicks in exchange for Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov and a 2014 first round pick. In order to clear some cap-room space, the Knicks got the Minnesota Timberwolves involved in the trade as well, sending Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry (who the Nuggets refused to take) for Corey Brewer. I personally feel like the overall trade is good enough to satisfy Denver. New York definitely came out on the better end of the trade. I believe that the Nuggets should have tried to receiver more first-round picks than the 2014 pick that they received in the trade. I'm very interested in seeing what Denver's new starting line-up is going to look like. Denver will still be a .500 + team and New York is now a Eastern Conference contender, but still does not have enough talent to compete against the very competitive Eastern Conference.
          Odlazak gospodina pevača        

Cune je snimio prvu Zlatnu ploču na Balkanu i na njegovom repertoaru bilo je viÅ¡e od 2.000 narodnih pesama, romansi, starogradskih pesama i zabavnih Å¡lagera * Cune je bio poslednji član zlatne generacije pevača Radio Beograda podjednako uspeÅ¡an u svim žanrovima popularne muzike „Cune je pesma, pesma jeste bila njegov život”, rekla je Merima NJegomir ...
          Here Is An Absurdly Detailed Bridgegate Chronology        
Last updated February 6, 2014 6:30am PST

Note: As of now, there is no direct evidentiary proof that Christie himself was aware of the lane closures. However, there is evidence that top Christie staffers including Bridget Kelly and Michael Drewniak were aware, and were in close contact with David Wildstein (who orchestrated the closures) before and during the entire fiasco. Indeed, it appears that Bridget Kelly directed David Wildstein to get the closures done. So its entirely possible that Christie knew. As we wait for more evidence, reporters keep trying to parse Christie's various statements on what he knew, but unless he gets entirely tripped up, it seems likely he can plead ignorance unless written proof of his knowledge appears.

YOUR PRIMARY CAST

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References to Exhibit numbers are to documents produced by the NJ Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee unless otherwise noted.

PRE-AUGUST 2013 EVENTS AND BACKGROUND

  • 1931: The George Washington Bridge (GWB) opens between Fort Lee, New Jersey, and northern Manhattan

  • 1962: Lower deck lanes are added at GWB

  • Since at least 1981:Three tollbooths are coned off in the morning to handle local traffic entering the bridge from Fort Lee. (This is per Fort Lee police, Deputy Chief Timothy Ford said in December 2013 that its been that way the entire time of his 33 year tenure. (WSJ cite))

  • January 19, 2010: Republican Chris Christie takes office as Governor of New Jersey, replacing Democrat Jon Corzine.

  • February 19, 2010: Republican NJ State Senator Bill Baroni is appointed by Chris Christie to be Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Traditionally the Governor of NJ appoints the Deputy Director, and the Governor of New York appoints the Executive Director.

  • May 2010 - David Wildstein is hired as Director of Interstate Capital Projects, the 2nd highest ranking Christie official at the Port Authority. Wildstein was a long-time behind the scenes political operative in NJ, and was the founder and anonymous head of the PoliticsNJ (later PolitickerNJ) website, and was not outed until he took this new position. (See March 2012 Bergen Record profile of Wildstein, in depth).

  • June 5, 2010: David Wildstein outed as Wally Edge. (Timing here is unclear, vs. prior entry, as to exactly when Wildstein started at Port Authority). PolitickerNJ's tightly guarded secret is out (NJ.com, June 5, 2010)

  • 2010 - Bridget Anne Kelly, longtime staffer for NJ Assemblyman David C. Russo, take position with Christie administration as Director of Legislative Relations.

  • Late 2010, maybe 2011:: Wildstein makes comments to Cedrick Fulton, head of Bridges, Tunnels, and Terminals for the Port Authority, about the three local lanes. "What about the three lanes? How long have the three lanes been in effect?" This is according to Fulton's testimony on December 9, 2013. (Fulton Testimony, p. 20). Robert Durando, General Manager for the GWB recalled similar comments. (Durando Testimony, p. 83)

  • November 1, 2011: Patrick Foye becomes Executive Director of Port Authority, Cuomo appointee. Former high powered lawyer from Skadden Arps law firm

  • December 2011: Bridget Kelly files for divorce from husband of 16-years, local golf pro Joe Kelly. They share custody for their four children (Ages 17, 14, 10, 7 as of January 2014).

  • September 2012: Kelly turns 40. Shot of Gov Christie attending birthday party is tweeted by Christina Renna Genovese, another Christie staffer.

  • November 25, 2012: Christie announces he will run for second term as Governor. (link)

  • April 2013: Kelly moves up to position as Deputy Chief of Staff (for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs) to the Governor. (Good Jan 8, 2014 profile of Bridget Anne Kelly at nj.com)

BRIDGEGATE EVENTS

    August 2013

  • Tues Aug 13, 7:34am: Bridget Kelly (from private yahoo account bridgetannekelly@yahoo.com) emails David Wildstein (to his private gmail account, david.wildstein@gmail.com): "Time for some traffic problems in fort lee."

  • 7:35am: one minute later, Wildstein responds: "Got it". Note that the very nature of this communication, using private email accounts, shows that Wildstein and Kelly are familiar with each other, and seem to understand what is being contemplated.

  • Mon Aug 19, 7:23 - 7:35pm: Wildstein texts a photo of Rabbi Mendy Carlebach to Bridget Kelly. In exchange of texts, Kelly comments "We cannot cause traffic problems in front of his house can we?" Wildstein responds "Flights to Tel Aviv all mysteriously delayed." (ADDED to this timeline on Feb 27, 2014, when this document was publicly released)

  • Wed Aug 21: Wildstein talks to Robert Durando, Gen'l Mgr for GWB. Wildstein asks whether there was any documentation in place for the segregated local lanes, with the intent of going to one lane, but Wildstein wanted to know if there was any agreement counter to that. (Durando testimony, p.85-86)

  • Wed Aug 28, 2013, 5:08pm: David Wildstein email to Bridget Kelly: "Call when you have a chance re: Ft. Lee - can wait for tomorrow"

  • 6:11pm: Jose Rivera, Chief Traffic Engineer for the Port Authority, emails Peter Zipf (Chief Engineer of the Port Authority) with a 3 page pdf showing three scenarios for handling George Washington Bridge local lane traffic. The first shows normal mid-day operations, where no lanes are coned off. The second shows normal morning operations, where three lanes are coned off for local traffic. The third options shows the three local lanes merged into two lanes. (Exhibit A, p. 2) (Peter Zipf started with the Port Authority in 1985 and was appointed Chief Engineer in Nov 2010 (Aritcle on Zipf)) (Jose Rivera joined the Port Authority in 1983 and became Chief Traffic Engineer in 2007, per his linkedin profile.)

  • 6:19pm: Peter Zipf emails the above Rivera email and pdf to David Wildstein, cc'ing Rivera. Zipf writes that "As requested, here is a suggested modification. Jose will certainly work out the details/further development with GWB as needed. One additional scenario could be a merge down to one lane, if needed." Note: The last sentence shows Zipf seems to anticipate that Wildstein really wants to squeeze down the local lanes as much as possible.

  • Thur Aug 29 12:54pm: Continuing above email thread, Jose Rivera emails Zipf and Wildstein an updated pdf with a fourth scenario: squeezing down local traffic to one lane. (Ex A p. 11) At 6:09pm, Zipf thanks Jose by email for the updated pdf.

  • Fri Aug 30, 2013, 3-3:30pm: Emails exchanged between Kelly and Wildstein Re planning to talk later that day, in followup to the Ft. Lee email of Aug 28.

    Friday September 6, 2013

  • 8:11am: Peter Zipf emails Jose Rivera, continuing thread of their Aug 29 email: "Jose, I was advised that on Monday TBT [Tunnels, Bridges, and Terminals] plans to implement the plan per sheet 4 (neck down to one lane)." Asks whether Traffic can be in touch with what ramifications will be. (Ex A, p. 900)

  • 8:22am: Peter Zipf forwards thread and email immediately above to Cedrick Fulton (Port Authority's Director of Tunnels, Bridges, and Terminals (TBT)), "This is what I called about - I just wanted to make sure that you were aware of the below plan. ..." (Ex A, p. 900)

  • 8:31 am: Email from Cedrick Fulton to Peter Zipf and others, following chain immediately above. Says he "just spoke to Bob Durando. He will involve Jerry Quelch." (Ex A, p. 899-900) (Gerrard Quelch is Supervisor of Planning & Operations for Port Authority) (Robert Durando is General Manager for the GWB, has been in that position since July 2002. Has been with Port Authority since 1997.)

  • 8:51am: Mark Muriello (Assistant Director of TBT Dept) response to above email.

  • 9:39am: Gerrard Quelch email, from Blackberry (he was on vacation) to above thread. "If this configuration is during the peak hour it will have a direct impact on the local approach. We typically give 3-4 toll lanes to Ft. Lee in the AM." (Ex A. p. 898-99)

  • 10:00am: Muriello responds to above thread. "It will affect peak hour significantly."

  • 11:02am: Gerrard Quelch email responding to above, only to Mark Muriello. Gerard says he got an "email and long string" from Raheel about the issue, says "TE" is involved already, and he had responded that Victor should work with Raheel. "Don't know why the 15th floor is involved?" (meaning the executive suite of the Port Authority).

  • 11:18am: Email from Gerard Quelch to Victor Chung, Mark Muriello, and Daniel Jacobs: Re what traffic count data may exist. (EX A, p. 884)

  • 11:24am: Victor Chung (GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Coordinator for Port Authority) email responding to above email: "Assuming best case scenario of this one lane only implementation, there will still be substantial queuing just by the Fort Lee demand." (Ex A, p. 884)

  • 2:50pm: David Wildstein (private) email to Bridget Kelly: "We are ready to do this," then reference to Mayor Springfield, another project.

  • 3:17pm: Victor Chung email followup to 11:18am email above -- Says 2011 EB (eastbound traffic?) study did not include local count, and that Traffic Engineering is aware of that. (Ex A, p. 879)

  • 3:44pm: Victor Chung email to Mark Muriello et al. Says he just got a call from Raheel Shabih at Traffic Engineering, who says Jose Rivera just spoke by phone with Bob Durando, who says one lane modification will be implememented Monday morning. (Ex A.p, 878)

  • 3:59pm: Port Authority of Port Authority Police Department emails Asst Chief Norma Hardy (cc to others) informed that the Robert Durando had informed her that Wildstein has directed change in traffic on Monday, and that Wildstein will visit on that date. "This measure could impact the volume of traffic from the local street." At 4:04pm Asst Chief Gloria Frank responds to Licorish only: "Thank you, I will keep you updated with any information regarding his visit." (Ex F, p. 9)

  • 4:14pm: Daniel M. Jacobs (General Manager for Transportation & Revenue at Port Authority) reply to 3:44pm email above: "Is there really no way to convert this plan into a two lane configuration, one cash and one E-ZPass? The volumes are such that we could probably handle this volume in just two lanes with only limited spill-back ... What is driving this?"

  • 4:37pm: Gerald Quelch reply to email thread: "This is my question as well. A single toll lane operation invites potential disaster. Even with a three lane operation, motorists experience 5-10 min each morning. It seems like we are punishing all for the sake of a few. Very confused." (Ex A, p. 878).

  • 5:01pm Victor Chung email to Mark Muriello, attaching summary for one lane analysis. (Ex A, p. 875-76) The analysis show that the three toll lanes at issue, on May 7, 2013, handled over 400 cars per hour every hour between 5am and midnight. With over 1000 per hour during rush hour. But the maximum capacity of a one lane operation will be 400 cars per hour. Even if only Fort Lee originating cars used the lanes, demand is going to far exceed capacity. In other words, it was pretty clear exactly what was going to happen.

    September 7 - 8, 2013

  • Sat Sep 7, 2013, 9:43am: Wildstein email to Bridget Kelly "I will call you Monday AM to let you know how Fort Lee goes." Bridget responds at 10am: "Great I called you yesterday to talk PATH." Wildstein responds at 10:09am: "Will call you in 5 minutes."

  • Sun Sep 8, 10:09am: Wildstein emails Robert Durando, "Will be at bridge early Monday am to view new lane test." (Ex A, p. 13.)

  • 10:22am: 13 minutes later, Durando responds to Wildstein email immediately above. Durando says he will be there too ("So Will I."). He says "Police are aware that they will be controlling traffic in the intersections for the extended rush." This must mean Port Authority police, since Fort Lee police did not know of lane change in advance. Also, Durando advises they will have a collector in on overtime in case the collector in the one lane "needs a personal." (Note: Normally if a toll collector needs a break, its not a problem, but if only lane is going to be open, it would be a complete shutdown during the break.) (Ex A p. 14.)

  • 10:48am: Wildstein responds to email immediately above "Thanks". Wildstein also forwards Durando's email at the same time to Bill Baroni, without any comment. (Ex A, p. 15-16).

  • 10:53am: Email from Robert Durando to Cedrick Fulton, forwarding his 10:22am email to Durando, and adding "Took a shot. He didn't bite." (EX A, p. 831.) Seems like Durando was trying to get Wildstein to back down?

  • 12:19pm: Liet. Thomas Michael of Port Policy emails Darcy Licorish "Is there going to be a new traffic pattern installed for Monday the 9th?". At 12:23, Licorish replies: "This is to compled by the maintenance personnel." At 12:23 Micheals replies: "Understood. Will this affect our normal rush hour operations?" Licorish response at 12:26: "Most likely. Concerns were made to no aval locally." (Ex. F, p. 8)

    D-DAY: Monday September 9, 2013

  • 6:00am: Fort Lee local lanes are reduced to one lane only. (Durando testimony, p. 91-92)

  • 6:52am: Text message: "Want to meet in parking lot?" (Ex A, p. 903), response "Come in lobby I'm with bob"

    Note: This probably means Bob Durando.

  • 8:14am:: Robert Durando email to Cedrick Fulton et al. "Traffic remains heavy on all approaches." Note s two irate calls so far. "They were advised that we're testing a new traffic pattern and referred to the General PA as per DW. [David Wildstein]" (Ex A, p. 832)

  • 8:31am: Robert Durando email to Cedrick Fulton: "DW has left the building. He'll be 'checking back' with me later to discuss how this morning went." (EX A, p. 873)

  • 8:45am: text message, "I may have idea to mak this beter."

  • 8:57am: Port Authority police alert email: "GWB reports there are delays on local streets due to heavy bridge volume." (Ex. A. p. 17)

  • 9:10am: Robert Durando emails David Wildstein, cc to Cedrick Fulton and Dianneae Ehler. (EX A, p. 18). Reports that he just got off phone with Fort Lee police department chief. Says no one told them or mayor "about testing a new traffic pattern." Was advised to have mayor call Bill Baroni. Durando "also, at their request, met with them at the facility and advised them of the same in person. They advised that the mayor would be calling Bill this morning."

  • 9:29am: Matthew Bell at PA emails Bill Baroni re Mayor Sokolich calling about "urgent matter of public safety in Fort Lee." At 9:41am, Baroni forwards this to Wildstein's private email account. At 9:48am, Wildstein sends it to Bridget Kelly's private email account. At 10:06am, Bridget replies "Did he call him back?" At 10:13am Wildstein replies: "Radio silence His name comes right after mayor Fulop". Bridget reply at 10:14am "Ty" (Thank you). Note: Steven Fulop is the Democratic mayor of Jersey City. Fulop has since claimed the Christie administration cancelled meetings with him after he refused to endorse Christie's re-election bid.)

  • 10:50am: Text message, "Hudson terr south traffic has broke. Ft lee from martha wash still heavy" (Ex A, p. 903)

  • 11:24am: Tina Lado (Director of Government & Community Relations at PANYNJ) emails Bill Baroni and David Wildstein from her Blackberry, cc to Cedrick Fulton subject "Ft Lee". Says Peggy Thomas, [Fort Lee] Borough Administrator, called her about increased volume and congestion of AM rush traffic due to lane adjustment. Peggy says two incidents occurred that Ft Lee PD and EMS had difficulty responding to "a missing child (later found) and a cardiac arrest." Peggy also noted that the Borough and police department had no advance notice. (Ex A, p. 19, copy at p. 834)

  • 12:06pm: Lisa Herrera emails Robert Durando re "Angy Patron" -- a wife complaining about husband being 40 minutes late to new job after being out of work for a year. (EX A, p. 874)

  • 12:09pm Durando forwards email above to Cedrick Fulton and others. "Fyi, so you get a flavor of the complaints. We've gotten a half dozen calls + or -" More Durando emails follow. (Ex A, p. 801-802)

  • 12:53pm: Mark Muriello responds to email 12:09 pm above "Is the operation still in effect?"

  • 12:55pm: Robert Durando responds to above: "It is, no delays at this time. DW is supposed to check in with later to talk traffic numbers." (EX A, p. 874).

  • 1:08pm: Cedrick Fulton responds to above email: "I am sorry. Is there a plan for tomorrow?" (EX A p. 836)

  • 1:13pm: Robert Durando responds "DW is supposed to call [m]e later to discuss ...." with more details. Notes Ft Lee police noting grave concerns about safety. (Ex A, p. 836).

  • 2:05pm: Robert Durando email to Cedrick et al forwarding "raging mad" email and commenting that Wildstein advised him that the Mayor Sokolich had called Bill Baroni. "BB will get back to the Mayor 'at some point.' " Wildstein has directed operation to continue "so that we can make a business decision with regard to how to proceed. Mark's folks are looking at numbers." (Ex A, p. 837)

  • 2:23pm: Darcy Licorish of Port police emails Asst Chief Gloria Frank, that Robert Durando had just told her the traffic pattern would continue. At 2:35pm, Frank responded to tell Licorish to let the Ft. Lee Inspector know that the traffic pattern will remain in place. "I contacted the chief earlier and will provide him with an update." (Ex F, p. 11)

  • 5:24pm: Robert Durando email to Cedrick Fulton asking whether he'd talked to Wildstein about advising Fort Lee that test will continue. (Ex Ap. 839)

  • 6:03pm: Cedrick Fulton responds to above email: "We spoke. The test will continue. Good luck." at 6:04pm Robert responds: "Ok. I'll make the necessary notification." at 6:07pm Cedrick writes: "Just to your staff -right?" And Robert responds at 6:09pm: "Yes. All my staff are aware." (EX A, p. 839)

  • 6:07pm: Cedrick Fulton forwards an email to David Wildstein "that Bob's field staff fielded." The email below appears to be from Fulton to "Bob" says "Dr. Fried called asking to speak to you regarding the change in traffic" notes he is demanding an explanation. This is Dr. Richard Fried, a northern Bergen County resident. (Fried was intereviewed in Bergen Record story on Dec 18, 2013 about his call: article)

  • 8:46-47pm: Text: Wildstein texts Bill Baroni: "911" "call me"

    DAY 2: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

  • 8:04am: Text messsage. Copies Sokolich text to Baroni. Follows at 8:05am "Is it wrong that I am smiling"
    8:05 Person 2 response: "No"
    8:05 Person 1" "I feel badly about the kids."
    8:06 Person 1 "I guess"
    8:11am Person 2: "They are the children of Buono voters"
    8:13am Person 2: "Bottom line is he didn't say safety." (EX A. p. 906)

  • 8:33am: Text message "Rt 95 trafic broke", response 8:33am: "At 8:30?", 8:39am: reply: "Yup." "Local ft lee trafic disaster."

  • 11:25am: Email from Robert Durando to Cedrick Fulton, "Just got off the phone with DW. He'd like to continue the test of tl 24 through tomorrow." (EX A, p. 840)

    DAY 3: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

  • 9:20am: Email from Robert Duranddo to Mark Muriello, Cedrick Fulton, et al. Comes up with annual cost of overtime toll collectors - about $600K. Will also try to get sense of additional police coverage cost. (Ex A, p. 823)

  • 12:13pm>: Robert Durando email to Cedrick Fulton et al: "Just spoke with DW and we will be continuing the test tomorrow." (EX A, p. 826.)

    DAY 4: Thursday, September 12, 2013

  • 11:45am: Emails regarding more customer complaints (Ex A, p. 816)

  • 12:44pm: Mayor Sokolich sends letter to Baroni pleading for end to closures. Three minutes later, 12:47pm, Baroni forwards it to David Wildstein's private email account. Five minutes after that, 12:52pm, Wildstein forwards the letter to private yahoo accounts of Bill Stepien and Bridget Kelly (EX A, p. 646-49)

  • 1:17pm: John Cichowski, Road Warrior reporter for the Bergen Record, emails Chris Valens, a Port Authority spokesman, forwarding an email complaint he got about the closures, and asking for a response. Complaint appears to date from same day, and notes that for the past two days the commuter had driven to another GWB entrance to avoid the lane closures. (EX A., p. 21)

  • 1:40pm: Chris Valens forwards above email to Robert Durando and others, asking for "details on the inquiry from our good buddy below?" (Ex A., p. 21)

  • 1:58pm: Cedrick Fulton forwards Road Worrier inquiry to David Wildstein. (EX A, p. 21).

  • 3:11pm: Wildstein forwards to Bridget Kelly and Michael Drewniak the 1:17pm inquiry from Cichowski. (EX A, p. 702)

  • 3:18pm: Wildstein email to Bridget Kelly and Michael Drewniak - press statement on lane closures. (Ex A, p. 703)

  • 6:27pm: Ron Marisco, Assistant Director/Media Relations for Port Authority, sends "Nightly Media Activity Report" for the day to senior Port execs. One of the bullet points is Cichowski's inquiry from the Bergen Record. Report says "We told the reporter that the Port Authority is reviewing traffic safety patterns at the GWB and that PAPD has been in contact with Fort Lee PD throughout the transition." This is probably how New York side executives found out about the problem.(Ex A, p. 22)

    DAY 5: Friday, September 13, 2013

  • 6:01am: Patrick Foye emails Robert Durando, "Please call me after 6am". At 6:04 am, Durando fowards this as an FYI to David Wildstein. Wildstein responds at 6:13am "Let's me know what he says, thanks."

  • 6:46am: Robert Durando email to David Wildstein: "He asked about the test. He asked why he wasn't told." At 7:01am, Wildstein responds: "His staff knows, but bb will to him." (Ex A, p. 790)

  • 7:44am: Patrick Foye email to Cedrick Fulton, Robert Durando, cc to Bill Baroni and others. This is the long mail where he reverses the test and complains strongly about it, saying it is illegal and very wrong. (Ex A, p. 784-85).

  • 8:04am: Robert Durando responds to Foye declaration saying that 3 lanes have been restored to Fort Lee. (Note: Only 20 minutes after Foye ordered the test ended, it was over!)

  • 8:11am: Port Police Inspector Darcy Licorish emails Asst Chief Glorida Frank (and others) that she has just learned via Robert Durando that he had received instructions to return traffic pattern to normal. (Ex F, p. 4)

  • 9:05am: Bergen Record Road Warrior story "Closed tollbooths a community disaster" goes live. Reporter John Cichowski notes that people calling him were speculating it was punishment to Sokolich either for failing to endorse Christie for re-election, or for promoting a 47-story highrise near the bridge, or not supporting the last round of toll hikes. An unnamed source is quoted: "Those two tollbooths were purposely closed without notice to anyone." "There is absolutely no legitimate traffic-safety rationale for this change."

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  • 11:24am: Daniel Jacob emails powerpoint based on "Fort Lee Trial" to Mark Muriello (Ex A, p. 858). Among other interesting observations, including that the traffic delays were as they predicted, he notes that annual revenue loss would be $250K by keeping configuration, because Fort Lee delays will cause more people to pay off-peak toll rates.

  • 11:44am: Wildstein emails Bridget Kelly: "The New York side gave Fort Lee back all three lanes this morning. We are appropriately going nuts. Samson helping us to retaliate." At 11:47am, Kelly responds "What??" At 12:07pm Wildstein responds "Yes, unreal, Fixed now."

  • 1:30pm: Steve Coleman emails Patrick Foye, Bill Baroni, others including David Wildstein re media inquires on Fort Lee toll booths, and requests guidance "on how we can address these inquiries". (Ex A. p. 51).

  • 1:36pm: Bill Baroni responds to group on email above, "Steve I shall get guidance and get back to you" (Ex A p. 52)

  • 1:37pm: Port Police Inspector Darcy Licorish sends email to Louis Koumoutsos, Chief of the Port Authority. Email outlines chronology of what happened as she knows it. (Ex F, p. 3)

  • 3:10pm: Bill Baroni further responds to email about press inquires (see 1:36pm email) with short press statement about it being a traffic study. Statement says: "The Port Authority has conducted a week of study at the George Washington Bridget of traffic safety patterns. We will now review those results and determine the best traffic patterns at the GWB. We will continue to work with our local law enforcement partners." (Ex A. p. 53).

  • 4:02pm: Tina Lado gets email letter from U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell re lane closures. (Ex A, p. 23-24). Pascrell references Bergen Record Road Warrior report "Road Warrior: Closed tollbooths a commuting disaster."

  • 4:05pm: Tina Lado forwards above email/letter to Bill Baroni and David Wildstein. (Ex A, p. 25)

  • 5:00pm: David Wildstein forwards above two emails to his gmail account (Ex A. p. 25)

    Monday, September 16, 2013

  • 12:19pm: Steven Coleman emails Patrick Foye, Bill Baroni and others (including Wildstein) re inquiry from Wall Street Journal reporter Ted Mann. Ted claims some WSJ editors were caught in delays last week, and didn't know what was happening until they read John Cichowski's stories in the Bergen Record. (Ex A, p. 36).

  • 12:19pm: (within one minute of above email): Wildstein fwds above email to Baroni with comment "I call bullshit on this" (Note: Guessing he thinks Foye or other enemies are putting press on the story.) (Ex A, p. 36)

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013

  • 9:45am:Text message between Bill Baroni and David Wildstein. Wildstein: "....someone in the face. Right now you are taking punches." Baroni: "That's not helpful." Wildstein: "I don't know what to tell you." Further texts redacted.

  • 1:33pmBaroni sends message from Mayor Sokolich (referred to as "From Serbia") to Wildstein: "We should talk. Someone needs to tell me that the recent traffic debacle was not punitive in nature. The last four reporters that contacted me suggest that the people they are speaking with absolutely believe it to be punishment. Try as I may to dispel these rumors I have am having a tough time. A private face-to-face would be important to me. Perhaps someone can enlighten me as to the errors of my ways. Let me know if you'll give me 10 minutes. Regards Mark"
  • 1:34pm: Wildstein sends Sokolich information to Bridget Kelly. (Ex A, p. 755)

  • 1:57pm: Text from Wildstein to Baroni "Have not heard back fr Bridget" Baroni responds: "Fck" (EX A, p. 779)

  • 1:57pm: Wildstein texts Bridget Kelly: "Please let me know instructions." (Ex A, p. 755)

  • 1:58pm: Wildstein forwards to Baroni a text from Bridget: "Just finishing a meeting" Wildstein follows with "So we will speak soon." At 1:59pm Baroni responds to Wildstein: "We could sched a meeting to stave off reporters then pull a faps." (Note: What is a faps? This was among the questions later asked Wildstein by the legislative committee, though Wildstein took the 5th and did not respond.). Wildstein responds "Like for Monday?" Baroni responds: "Too cute. Tuesday or later next week." (Ex. A, p. 779).

  • 2:28pm-2:34pm: Wildstein texts to Bridget Kelly "Baroni crazed so let me know when to call" and "WSJ just called my cell so I need to speak with you" (Ex A, p. 755)

  • 2:42pm: Bridget Kelly to Wildstein: "I am calling your office. No answer" at 5:13 she writes "I spoke to Mike" (Probably Mike Drewniak) (Ex A, p. 755)

    Rest of September

  • September 18, 2013, 4:54am: Wildstein emails Bill Stepian, Christie's campaign manager, a copy of Ted Mann's WSJ story "Bridge Jam's Cause A Mystery"

  • 5:16am: Stepian responds to Wildstein: "It's fine. The mayor is an idiot, though. When some, lose some."

  • 5:30am: Wildstein responds: "I had empty boxes ready to take to work today, just in case." "It will be a tough November for this little Serbian," referring to the Fort Lee Mayor.

    October 2013

  • October 2, 2013 3:45pm: Baroni text to Wildstein: "Comella, didn't think much of the story. Said nobody paying attention. Oh lol." Wildstein responds 3:45: "Bridget same." (Christie's communications director is Maria Comella)

  • October 4, 2013 7:25pm: Wildstein text to Baroni: "Did you hear from Charlie?" (Ex A, p. 780). (Charles McKenna = Christie's chief counsel, and helped lead Christie's internal investigation of bridgegate)

    November 2013

  • November 5, 2013: Christie re-elected governor in a landslide.

  • November 25, 2013: Baroni testifies before a New Jersey legislative committee to justify lane closure "Study".

    December 2013

  • Mon Dec 2: Christie jokes at a press conference that he moved the cones, but that seriously he had nothing to do with it.

  • Wed Dec 4: David Wildstein and Michael Drewniak (Christie staffer) have dinner. (Ex A, p. 651)

  • Thur Dec 5, 8:26am: Wildstein emails Drewniak "Thanks again for all your sound advice last night, I always appreciate your friendship. Spoke with O'Toole this morning and he will talk with you later today." Drewniak responds at 8:59am, "Same to you, David, and thanks for a great dinner." (Note: O'Toole is Kevin O'Toole (R-Essex), Senate Republican and Christie ally)

  • Fri Dec 6: David Wildstein resigns. "“My plan was to leave the agency at some point next year, but the Fort Lee issue has been a distraction, and I think it’s better to move on earlier" (Bergen Record report)

  • Mon Dec 9:: Democrats call for Baroni's resignation. Patrick Foye, Cedric Fulton, and Robert Durando testify.(Bergen Record story)

  • December 12, 2013: Bill Baroni resigns.

  • December 13, 2013: Print date on released version of of Aug 13, 2013 email, "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee." This must be when Wildstein was gathering materials in response to the subpoena directed to him.

    January 2014

  • Tues Jan 7:Bill Stepian, Christie's campaign manager, announced as pick to lead state GOP.(NJ.com story, Jan 7)

  • Wed Jan 8:: Intial public records including "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee" email are released. (Bergen Record Jan 8 story)

  • Thurs Jan 9:: Christie gives two hour press conference about scandal. Bridget Kelly fired. Bill Stepian nomination rescinded. (NJ.com Jan 9 story)

  • Thurs Jan 9 later: David Wildstein takes 5th amendment when called to testify before NJ Assembly Transportation Commitee.(link>)

    February 2014

  • Feb 2: Christina Genovese Renna, director of governmental relations for Christie, and who had reported to Kelly, resigns.

  • Feb 3: Bridget Kelly invokes fifth amendment (And fourth amendment), refuses to testify or turn over documents.

  • Feb 5: Port Authority eliminates position that David Wildstein held (so that he is the only person ever to hold it).


          Joe Bloggs on the EDL Jewish Division affair        
Dymphna just closed the comments to the post An Open Letter to Pamela Geller and deleted some of the comments (relating to Jews). And while I have recently expressed strong sympathy for the idea of staving off discussions in this way, before they go out of bounds, I found that some of those deleted comments were worth saving. Here follows the comment by Joe Bloggs. He was the one setting up the Jewish Division of EDL: "...JewishEDL set up by the wondrous Joe Bloggs who set up the LGBT EDL." His GoV comment appears authentic to me, and in accord with what he is writing in the EDL forum, so I post it here:
Joe Bloggs said...

I will show you how unreasonable some of the people involved in this have been.

A non-jew, I met several jews on EDL demos, and on talking to them realised that they had been fighting islamisation in ones and twos for up to 7 years (and in my opinion, getting nowhere). They were angry about a specific event, and I suggested to them that if they joined EDL and headed up a jewish division they would have a far more effective platform to crush that event (the event was crushed), And their Division would serve to flush out any hidden Nazis in EDL (the rump neo-nazis groups have been circling EDL from the beginning and have been rebuffed with extreme violence from EDL, but that didn't mean there were not some inside pretending to be borderline moderate). EDL hierarchy welcomed the creation of the Jewish Division, and whilst I was sharing some admin functions at the start, within weeks the Division was run only by jews.

Over the following 12 months I have had an unimpeachable record in supporting jews, Israel and that Division (I'm proud to have become a believer in zionism.) However, upon the resignation of Roberta Moore, one of the remaining admins of the Jewish Division denounced me as a "retarded, dhimmi, kapo, Nazi turd". It is that type of insane response that leads others to be hostile to the Jewish Division. And if Pamela Geller was getting her information from someone with such a distorted grasp on reality, then no wonder Geller has been misled. On an individual level, there are different opinions about Israel, and that issue divides our conventional parties, student politics, and even friends. Yet one cannot name someone "Nazi" just because they disagree with one about the morality of some Israeli actions. Even worse, in the context of an organisation that must constantly be on the lookout for infiltration by undesirables, spraying the term "Nazi" around permits any real Nazis (should they be there) to conceal themselves amongst all the innocent people wrongly being called Nazi.. There may be no Nazis in EDL, but there are undoubtedly government agents who are planted in such organisations to manipulate, spy and disrupt. As in such stories (google '"Mark Kennedy" police'), these agents go undercover for up to a decade (maybe longer). No matter if an apparent Nazi is genuine or a government destablising agent, calling all those you disagree with "Nazi", just provides cover and makes the leadership's job harder.

It is quite clear that the EDL leadership take steps (often unannounced) to render powerless those who they suspect of being against the mission statement - 6 months ago it looked like some dodgy people (not conclusively Nazi) were attempting disloyal activities against Tommy - they were neutralised (they weren't killed, but their power was greatly diminished).

The job of rooting out enemies. is made harder the more such terms are bandied about in a totally unfounded manner. Pamela Geller served nobody but the Nazis (real or government) by making her unfounded claims. Whoever fed Geller those claims must admit fault and recognise the stupidity of providing cover for any real Nazis, or should simply leave the EDL, since that person has no confidence in the leadership's abilities and sincerity.

Geller should admit that her actions were wrong, and that she has simply invited Nazis to join EDL, and have made the EDL's job of neutralising such enemies more difficult. No-one gained from Geller's actions except her enemies and ours.

7/02/2011 3:34 AM

The admin of the Jewish Division mentioned by Joe Bloggs is Robert Bartholomeus. Also Armance had a comment on him and other aspects of the affair (before it was deleted):

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What's interesting regarding the resemblance between EDL and the Tea Party is not only their grassroot movement traits, but also the fact that, it seems, their leaders' and members' main fear consists in being called "racists" or "fascists". Thus, when they have minority members they pamper and spoil them to no end, always ready to meet their demands, to the point of endangering the very premises on which the organization was founded. As far as I understand, Roberta Moore and a few others were basically like Herman Cain in the Tea Party: she was listened to with religiosity and fear and paraded around as a trophy member, no matter how adsurd her stances were (well, unlike the Tea Party, some people couldn't stand it anymore).

But an organization based on the fear of being called names will implode at some point, or it will be transformed into something unrecognizable. The Tea Party is on the point of becoming the popular branch of Neocon Central or the WASP worshippers of MLK, and EDL has just avoided, after many hardships, the fate of being transformed into the English division of Kahanism (I don't know for how long).

The funny thing is that probably the "robertamoores" share the same contempt for the British "hooligans" (the basis of EDL) as the British liberal upper class: they've just believed that the "drunk idiots" (as an angry pro-Jewish Division poster called them these days on Atlas Shrugs - finally, he admitted what he thought about his colleagues in all these years) would be easy to manipulate. But the "drunk idiots" proved to be a nut harder to crack than initially believed. Their common-sense was underestimated and they refused to let their organization to be transformed into something unrecognizable. That's where the "neo-fascists, anti-Semites" atlashrug-ish outburst came from. Basically, it can be translated as "Stay in line, drunk idiots! What, do you dare to THINK? You were supposed just to go in the streets, there are others who can think for you".
Here is where Robert Bartholomeus talks about "drunk idiots". And in the EDL forum he said to a female EDL member: "I hope a muslim rapes you", among other things.

          Over at Mangan's        
Well I haven't been posting much here, have I?

But since last time around I have been making some comments over at GoV and even more at Mangan's place. Today Dennis Mangan brought up one of my comments and made a blog post of it.

This month I have commented in several threads over at Mangan's: here, here, here, here and here.

I have written there about things that will interest anyone fond of following my blog.

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          "Intellectual subtlety"        
I was just told over at Gates of Vienna "But teaching some intellectual subtlety is impossible, once we get an impatient student" -- the impatient students being me and Felicie. The intellectual subtlety, which came from Czechmade, was a two-step accusation against me and Felicie: i) you are racists, and ii) therefore you are like Muslims.

Gates of Vienna is an excellent place for the most essential discussions. But nevertheless there are quite a number of hopelessly liberal people -- deeply invested in all sorts of liberal myths, while clueless about our dire situation -- commenting there. In fact, many of the most talkative and frequent commenters at GoV are.

This is not the first time Czechmade got the PC rash. In fact, he's rather easy to trigger. Felicie and I were discussing the situation in Russia, and as part of that we discussed the relation (in numbers and otherwise) between white people (with whom we identify) and other ethnic minorities. This triggered a comment by Czechmade where he said to us "Your concept appears to be rather islamic - if you read this:" referring to an article with the title Hautfarbenrassismus – ein Import aus dem Islam (Skin-colour racism – an import from Islam). I.e. "our concept" being "skin-colour racism" (that's the first accusation) according to Czechmade, and by implication (and by the power of the provided link, as imagined by Czechmade) me and Felicie are acting in an Islamic way (that's the second accusation). So much for subtlety.

Once again we see someone identifying as a right-winger -- who is only animated by fighting leftists, collectivism etc. -- not being part of the solution to the problem, not even being aware of the problem, but being exactly part of the problem. In fact, among the so-called right-wingers we find the worst cases of universalist dreaming. If Marxism had been our biggest problem, then George Soros would have been our greatest friend, having been such a staunch anti-Marxist for decades. But it isn't. Our biggest problem is this right-wing universalist dreaming (all based in French Revolution ideals), which by being more accepted than opposed by the left, therefore beomes all-encopmassing in our societity's value system.

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          Geza: "The Austerites value Christianity over Europe"        
[This ended up as a rather long post. Make sure to read all of what I have written after Geza's comment.]

Lawrence Auster has made this and this post in comment to my expositions in the famous long GoV thread. Here is Geza's reaction to those posts by Auster. My own comments follow below.

Geza:

I grow tired of the paranoia over at VFR. According to Auster you are on the path towards Nazism! Well, to be more specific, M. Mason is saying that but Auster apparently agrees with him. After reading his post and comments, I now realize that European self-hatred cannot be blamed entirely on liberalism, it has deep roots within Christianity. Pre-Christian Europe is seen as something as evil, something of little to no value with pagan Germans obviously being the worst of the bunch because they are Germans of course. This is reminiscent of jahiliya in Islam but with a Christian traditionalist twist. To Auster, the original religion of the Germanic race, that foul cult that sees a cosmic significance of the Germanic people as opposed to the multiracial paradigm of Christianity, would have been better off if it never existed because according to Auster it is Christianity that defines us, all else is bunk. Auster used to make a big deal about how liberals would bemoan America's non-liberal (in their minds) past and indict pre-60's America as evil. Well, he is doing the same thing here, he is indicting pre-Christian Europe, and by extension, Europeans as evil. Europeans in his mind need Christianity in order to be not-evil and due to his Abrahamic bias, he might even prefer a Muslim future for Europe over an organic pagan one.

Now I would like to spend some time with some of the comments Auster's peanut gallery have made concerning Germanic paganism.

"A person who truly embraces the old pagan Norse and Germanic gods and that cosmology is also going to gravitate toward some level of involvement in the pagan rites and practices associated with it, which includes occultism, spiritism and magic. Which isn't merely "weird" or "icky"--it's far worse than that. From an evangelical Christian perspective, it cannot be overly-stressed that any connection to this sort of thing is extraordinarily dangerous spiritually."

This is rich coming from a fundie. Speaking in tongues, "miracle" healings, and exorcisms are somehow not considered magic because it's Christian magic and therefore good. Meanwhile, non-Christians, specifically Nordic pagans are somehow conjuring up demons and sacrificing little animals or something. M. Mason needs to drop the whole "evil magic" pretense because it is quite obvious that he would find define any pagan practice as evil due to his bias as an evangelical Christian.

"I would argue that the telos of such a revived, volkish ideology rooted in the old paganism and incarnated on a national level will be absolutely sinister. We've already seen how this plays out. It was early Romanticist interest in the Old North that gave rise to Germanic neo-paganism, mysticism and occultism in the 19th and early 20th centuries; other sects centered around Theosophy and Ariosophy also began to proliferate and these esoteric societies had a massive influence on Hitler and the theoreticians of National Socialism."

Hitler was interested in a wide variety of non-Christian and non-Jewish traditions ranging from Hinduism to even, yes, Islam. His spiritual guru was a white woman who converted to Hinduism and saw him as the reincarnation of Vishnu. To say Germanic paganism is an important part of the "mystery" of why Germany went down the dark path of Nazism is ludicrous when its contribution to Nazi ideology was negligible at best.

"It's even more shocking when we consider that those Germans, taken as a whole, were very intelligent. Many of them were well-educated and well-versed in the arts and high culture; in fact, they seemed to typify just the sort of individuals that non-Christians could point to with pride and say: "See, we told you man was inherently good, and that, if you educated him, exposed him to the better things of life and gave him a philosophy of enlightened self-interest, he would naturally evolve and progress toward human perfection". They were very sure of themselves in that assessment. Over one hundred million casualties in two bloody world wars and the horrifying evidence of Belsen and Buchenwald proved otherwise."

I particularly like how he begins with a compliment. Germans are intelligent... intelligent monsters! It is really difficult to determine what he sees as evil here, secularism or paganism. Well, I doubt that it matters, as long as Germans fail to become evangelical Christians, M. Mason will continue to see them as a fallen race.

"Paganism (in all its various manifestations) is now the fastest-growing religion in the Western world. The widespread embrace of an occult worldview has become an acceptable social position. Sometimes in the endless discussions at VFR about the all-pervasive liberalism, menacing Islam and the fringe (but very vocal) proponents of militant atheism it's easy to overlook this"

It's easy to overlook because there is no pagan threat except in your fevered imagination and I find it particularly disgusting how you would equate Germanic paganism with the threat of Islam. One religion is foreign and will destroy Europe forever while the other will not.

James P. wrote:
"we should note that Christianity was once a central force in the defense of the West (along with the educational system and many other institutions that have been subverted) and even the "offense" of the West, i.e. spreading Western ideas throughout the world."

Yes, Christianity once was a defender of the West, but those days are gone because once it left the confines of Europe, it ceased it be a European religion any longer. Spreading the gospel to the Third World did not help Europe, it castrated it and Europe became beholden to the world. This is now irreversible because as Conservative Swede has said, your Christian ethics demand you to love the Christian Nigerian, Christian Mexican, and Christian Indian as you would love your fellow Christian Americans. Since the Austerites have made it clear that they value Christianity over Europe and since there is neither Jew nor Greek in Christianity, then their racialist complaints about Nigerians, Mexican, Indians are irrelevant and I might even say evil. Their living standards will inevitably decline but that is okay because you can comfort them by telling them they are imitating Christ in their suffering. I'm sure that will make them happy.

I agree with much of what you say here, Geza. The sad thing with the discussion over at VFR is that it is entirely based on a distorted image of what I said, given by M. Mason, by use of snippet quotes out of context, and his consistently twisted characterization of what I said. There's too much twisting and distortion to bring it up all. But I will take up a few. The best way to get a fair idea of where I stand is to read the long thread at GoV.


My supposed denigration of Christianity

In his second post, Auster characterizes what I have written, by using M. Manson's words, "Conservative Swede called Christianity a silly 'myth' along with its ethics that you must let go of in order fully to embrace ConSwede's glorious 'New Paradigm.' "

First of all I'm not describing Christianity as a "silly myth". Unlike most people I take myths, and their importance for human societies, fully seriously, in fact my whole reasoning is based on that! To miss that is to miss entirely what I'm saying. Here is an example of how I see things:

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The Western Christian civilization is what happened when Germanic people met Christianity. But nothing lasts forever. Quite as the Roman Empire it can be compared with a fruit, going through all the stages: bud, flower, incipient fruit, green fruit, ripe fruit, overripe fruit, rotten fruit. With this I'm saying: i) indeed Western Christian civilization has meant many good things, and ii) it's all over now.
(Read this and the several following comments to see what I mean by that.)
So what I'm saying is that Christianity has blossomed in Europe, and lead to many good things. But that those days are over. But even so I'm not the one throwing away hundreds of years of tradition, since I take our historical legacy seriously. Thus I persist that our Christian legacy should be treated with respect. E.g. here when my thoughts had been compared with Nietzsche's anti-Christian attitude:
Mussolini was much wiser. He treated Christianity with respect. We cannot erase our history, we must treat our traditions with respect. In Sweden 90% of cultural history buildings are churches. Imagine a lunatic anti-Christian leader who would tear them down, what would be left of our historical memory?

I would use the churches for Pagan ceremonies. I understand that would not be considered respectful in the view of some Christians, but that problem is in their head.
In another exchange Roman from Poland says:
Anyway, it is also imaginable that some hybrid crusader Christianity version arises, something like new Reconquista spirit burning in the hearts of Northern Avengers?
My answer to this shows how I look widely for possible solutions. How I'm not against Christianity as such, it still serves the Russians well. It's the Christianity taken through the Enlightenment by the Germanics that I find problematic, which is today a rotten fruit:
Well, anything that solves the problem is fine. But after Western Christianity went through the Enlightenment etc. I cannot see this happening. Christianity cannot even affirm it's position within the Western societies, it effectively excuses for itself. How could it then be used to affirm anything externally?

However, in the case of Russia they do not have this problem. They can still use Christianity in this way.

Maybe we will all be taken over by the Russians, and remain Christians in that way? That's another thought...
And regarding my supposed "glorious 'New Paradigm'". Anyone who reads what I have actually written knows that I see this whole thing as the greatest tragedy. There's nothing glorious about it. The Western Christian civilization (which I define as "Germanics meet Christianity") has reached the end of the road. The situation is most dire for the Germanic people. The only thing we can know for sure is that there will be a major catastrophe and trauma, and from this there will necessarily come a paradigm change. I'm merely speculating about what it could be. There's nothing glorious about it. In fact, most of our advanced industrialized society will fall at the same time. No one will perceive this as glorious. What I'm speaking of is the most fundamental matter of live or death for us as a people. This will become our focus once the Western Christian civilization has fallen.

So we need a functioning great mythological narrative to make things work for us. Is it really impossible to use Christianity? No, it's not. As I have already pointed out:
First of all, White Nationalism is a stance of people who feel victimized. And it's something white people would turn to while still inside the mental box of Christian ethics, and the weakness it implies. Also White Nationalism is more typical of Americans than Europeans, but that is another discussion.

White Nationalism is a weak concept for weak and defeated people. What we need is something strong. To find what that is we should look at Russia. Russia is a multiethnic country, but still entirely Russian. This since Russian culture is dominant, normative and nobody questions it, and it does not blink. Therefore the different peoples within Russia (and the old Russian empire) do not question this, not any more than most Westerners today question their quest for "universal goodness". As described at this site by e.g. Russkiy, Khazars, Tartars, etc. obey and submit to this. Even Muslims find it natural to convert to Christianity in this context.

That's the way!
I.e. it still works for Russia. But for Germanic people it's way passed expiry time, for reasons I have expleined at lenght in the long thread. Western Christianity has turned into a rotten fruit. And there's no return after having let the genie out of the bottle.


The Nazi association

Indeed it is not only at VFR that the idea of Europeans returning to a European ethnocentric religion is associated with Nazism. This is an idea deeply rooted and animated by the post-WWII mythology, and thus ranging all the way from the left-wing and into VFR. But this view is upside down. Hitler was to Germany what Stalin was to Russia, both putting their horrific ideologies at the center, without any regard for their own people. Hitler essentially tried to conquer the whole world. He was not acting in the interest of the German people. Instead he destroyed for them at a pyramidal level. And that was not due to "bad luck". His actions were reckless by design. As I have written in the long thread:
I cannot help but thinking of Joseph Goebbels when I saw the Untergang. How he killed himself and his whole family, since without National Socialism there was no longer anything to live for. The fact that Germany and the German people (his own ethnic group!) were still around didn't mean a thing to Goebbels. In fact this was never important to the Nazis in the first place. Their adulation was for Hitler and National Socialism. Germany and the German people were just expendable tools for their ideological escapades, quite as Russia was for Stalin. There was no love or respect for their ethnic group.
Something that strikes anyone watching the Triumph of the Will from 1934, is how the whole show is an idolization of Hitler and National Socialism, but not of Germany and German people. By the end of the movie we hear Rudolph Hess saying "Hitler is the Party, Hitler is Germany, Germany is Hitler". It cannot be put more clearly than that.

Any responsible leader, with the slightest shred of love for his own country and his own people, would have negotiated peace with the Russians in 1943 or at least in 1944. But Hitler had no such concerns. Even in 1945 when the Soviet tanks were just outside of Berlin, he was prepared to sacrifice millions of German lives in the name of his ideological quest. He didn't care the least if the result of his war meant to utterly destroy Germany and German people. And it did. Any responsible leader, with love for his country and people, would have made sure Germany had not been overrun by Soviet tanks, and their women raped. But Hitler didn't care for his country or his people. It was all about him and his National Socialism.

Had I lived in Germany in 1934, seeing where things were going, I would have felt the same sort of despair as I feel today. Due to where things were going (which could be clearly seen from the start), and the blindness of the people (combined with how they had been scared into silence). The reaction by the true German nationalists (as in loving their country and people) was to try and assassinate Hitler. There were 17 such attempts. Very much to our regret, these failed. And in today's situation there is not even such a simple solution in reach.

With the post-WWII mythology, everything that could be associated with Nazism was considered evil. In this way of thinking, European nationalism was the root of the problem. That's why any form of European ethnocentrism is considered evil. These myths are the root and the core of PC mythology. The demonization of the Germans is the blueprint for the demonization of European and white people in general. As I have written:
Funny thing. In the liberal mindset, the Muslims are seen as the first victims of Islam (for those liberals who's woken up about Islam). But the Germans are never seen as the first victims of National Socialism, even though the situations are exactly parallel. Instead ethnic Germans get demonized (and by extension all people of European descent).

These sort of things are at the very fundament of the current paradigm. And it's not until these knots are untied that the paradigm can fall over. People think that they can get anywhere with combining an anti-Islam position with hate/despise/fear of Germans, in accordance with the great mythological narrative since WWII, that our current paradigm is built upon. They can't. By their hate/despise/fear of Germans their feet are still firmly stuck in the mud of the current paradigm. And furthermore, hate of Germans is the blueprint for hate of white people in general in this prevailing mythology. So by continuing to hate/despise/fear Germans, the Westerners continue to gravitate towards white guilt and self-hate. These myths strike people at the sub-conscious level, which makes them defenseless against this gravity. It's not until the Westerners thoroughly revise their view on WWII that a change of paradigms can take place. Another trauma is required for this to take place.
These Nazi associations are at the core of the PC mythology. All such Nazi associations has to be evaporated, like a Gordian Knot, before we can be free. This is the very hang-up that makes us all march into our living hell. Indeed there are even people who cling to neo-Nazism. They are of course the greatest losers (and not only for explicitly adhering to the big loser in WWII). However, the point is that they are animated by the very same post-WWII mythology of all the rest, i.e. that European ethnocentrism equals Nazism. It's only that they have opted for the "bad side" of the equation, which makes it even worse. This is not a matter of choosing sides, given the theater presented by the mythology. It's a matter of scattering this mythology into pieces. And as I said, this will only happen through a major trauma.


On race-based Christianity

I'm not fond of race-based identity. In fact it's a trap that could even lead us into the arms of Islam (cf. also Hitler). As I write in my exchange with Takuan Seiyo:
Some race-obsessed people (and often antisemitic) think that we should adapt a narrative about the Arabs instead of the Jews, i.e. Islam. In their view this would boost the white race, with breeding and fighting spirit. However, what would be the point of the survival of the white race if it has lost its soul? Race isolated is completely uninteresting in my view. To me it's all about ethnicity (of which race is integral, of course). Islam is a peg that would effectively erase our ethnicity, and make us into pseudo-Arabs. Compare with Christianity, which indeed makes our ethnicity unimportant, but does not erase it for us.
In the long thread, Baron Bodissey wrote one of the most important things:
Part of the modern Liberal ideal is the foolish notion that we can simply abolish by fiat millions of years of evolution, thousands of years of culture, and centuries of tradition.
I.e. life as we know it is based on millions of years of evolution, thousands of years of culture, and centuries of tradition. But not only the liberals, but also many anti-liberals, who see the fall of the current world order, and fear that it will be the end of all, have forgotten that these things cannot be erased. Neither the rise nor the fall of liberalism can take away millions of years of evolution, thousands of years of culture, and centuries of tradition. It can only happen if we literally perish as a people (and how to avoid that is very point, the only point, that I tried to address in the long thread).

Especially in America, where the ethnic experience is weak, different sorts of ideologal positions based on white race are common as opposition to the current order (while ethnic identification is the common thing in Europe). Race takes the millions of years of evolution in account, but might miss the thousands of years of culture and centuries of tradition, so we find White Nationalists falling into neo-Nazism, and even, in some extreme cases, Islam.

VFR is promoting a race-based Christianity, and thereby takes the centuries of tradition in account. But by rejecting our traditional Pagan religion and customs, much of thousands of years of culture is also rejected. And we get a big hole in our existential pyramid, as described by Baron Bodissey. As I have already described, the Western Christian civilization has respected most of our thousands of years of culture. But a race-based Christianity, so hostile against our traditional Pagan religion and customs, is a bigger threat to these thousands of years of culture. It becomes hostile to a vital part of our identity.

          Takuan Seiyo as Takuan Seiyo as Kevin MacDonald        
As Baron Bodissey put it: the reader response to “Road Rage” post at GoV prompted Takuan Seiyo to write this: Critique of the Culture of Kevin MacDonald. Rather surprising choice to be "promted" to criticize Kevin MacDonald based on that thread, since i) Kevin MacDonald didn't participate, and ii) no one in the thread came of with ideas like MacDonald's. Instead the many intelligent commenters of GoV in that thread sounded like Takuan Seiyo in what he writes in his very good article, most of which I agree with, especially his criticism of Kevin MacDonald, something I brought up several times myself.

So Seiyo's article is good, but the rather tone-deaf aspect of it was how it was "prompted". Since the commenters in that thread sounded like Takuan Seiyo himself. Except for the ones, of course, that thought that the ones sounding like Takuan Seiyo reminded them of Kevin MacDonald. Curuiously enough, Takuan Seiyo himself belongs in both these catatgories:
  1. Takuan Seiyo sounds like Takuan Seiyo
  2. Takuan Seiyo thinks that people that sound like Takuan Seiyo reminds him of Kevin MacDonald.

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          Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Urinary Tract Infection After Midurethral Sling: A Randomized Controlled Trial        
imageObjective: Because of the reported high percentage of bladder infections after placement of a midurethral sling (8.9%–34%), this study was undertaken to determine if a 3-day postoperative course of a urinary antibiotic would significantly lower the incidence of urinary tract infection (UTI) among treated women. Methods: Women who were planning outpatient vaginal surgery for stress incontinence were enrolled, after informed consent, and randomized to receive placebo or nitrofurantoin (100 mg 2 times a day) for 3 days after surgery. Research subjects and investigators were blinded to the randomization. Women were observed for signs and symptoms of UTI until 6 weeks after surgery. Sample size was calculated to have 80% power to detect a 15% difference in the primary outcome (α = 0.05). The primary outcome was analyzed using a χ2 analysis. Results: Data were analyzed from 149 subjects (placebo, n = 75; drug, n = 74). Overall, 37 women (24.8%) were diagnosed with a UTI during the study period. The incidence of postoperative UTI was significantly lower in the treatment arm (17.6%) then in the placebo arm (32%; P = 0.04). Conclusions: A short (3-day) course of nitrofurantoin after outpatient sling surgery significantly reduces the incidence of postoperative bladder infection in the first 6 weeks after sling surgery. (clinicaltrials.gov registration number: NCT00734968).
          Comment on A provocation on Burundi by Burundistory        
Good points here. High time that the Intl community swallow its pride & do what is best for the stability of Burundi. The CNDDFDD perceive themselves as the defenders of democratic principles against those who would accede to power via coup d'état. They kept Burundi on the democratic path. How, do you say? Before the 3rd term controversy, way back in 2011 the radical opposition (Alexis Sinduhije & Co) made statements to the effect that after their poor showing in the 2010 elections, they would do all they could to disrupt the 2015 elections and force a transitional gov. Knowing the radical opposition was going to attempt this sort of undemocratic maneuver (force transitional gov) CNDDFDD was expecting the worst, and so the person with the best ability to withstand the coming storm was put forth as their candidate. CNDDFDD viewed that the potential of controversy over a barely legal candidacy would be less of a risk overall than possibly loosing everything. And they were right. And they picked the right man: Nkurunziza survived violent protests and a coup attempt to organize successful elections, and form a Multiethnic, multiparty gov, even convincing the main opposition leader Rwasa to put country first and join the government. The radical opposition were hoping Tessa's numerous followers would assist them in inciting violence & instability in order to force a transitional gov. (Rwasa opted for the long game rather than an attempt at a "quick win" that could potentially destroy the country.) Rwasa's move effectively undercut the radical opposition's chances of any success at toppling Nkurunziza by rebel force, as without him, the radical opposition represent only about 6% at the polls and not all these are willing to take up arms as there is more to loose than gain. The only thing that the CNDDFDD grossly miscalculated was the international community's fierce reaction, lack of understanding and support for the protest movement. This was followed by aid cuts and sanctions after the successful elections. It is crazy to think that the West still wants to force CNDDFDD to form a transitional gov with those who tried to topple the legitimate elected gov! The West's plan for Burundi... Talk about a step back in Democratic gains: radical opposition disrupts election cause they can't win it, yet they fail and it goes thru. Then they start using violence and then West pushes for them to get rewarded for it by being included in the transitional gov! Who even needs elections if that works. Ever five years just rise up and force a re-carving up of the pie. That will help Burundi become a more modern, democratic, & prosperous state. NOT! CNDDFDD also underestimated the radical opposition's ability to get a PR machine rolling in order to control the narrative and manipulate the Intl community by playing on their fears of there being "another Rwanda." The goverment is trying to play catch-up diplomatically, but as you pointed out, the Intl community needs to adjust its position because if they are going to have any dealings with Burundi at all (and the Burundian people do not deserve to be abandoned) they will have to deal with Nkurunziza and the CNDDFDD. You can't circumvent the deFacto gov that is not going anywhere and has the 50-50% Tutsi-Hutu army& Police behind it. As for the "rebels," they are mostly radicalized Urban youths disappointed that things didn't turn out the way the fat cat politicians paying them and instrumentalising them said it would. The "rebels" have the ability to carry out small scale terror attacks such as throwing grenades onto crowded sidewalks but no ability to organize, regroup, hold territory, or actually fight the professional army. As organized rebellions, they exist only on Facebook & Twitter. Back to your main point: All these measures of the Intl community against the CNDDFDD-led gov will continue to be counterproductive, pushing them into defensive mode. As you pointed out, CNDDFDD has the legitimacy to rule (they have the votes. Around 70%), so the Intl Community needs to quit treating gem like the enemy, but rather engage with them, as the ones with the best chance and ability to restore stability (vs the radical opposition). One more point: the gov has already been able to successfully contain and isolate most of the instability and violence go just portions of four neighborhoods in the capital, allowing daily life & commerce to go on uninterrupted for millions of Burundians:a remarkable achievement already. Thanks again for your analysis from a political theory perspective. I hope the Intl community will listen to your sound advice, but I fear they will not. As for Burundi, it will be OK and life will go on either way. I don't even think that the radical opposition can sustain the kind of indiscriminate violence they are engaged in 1. Without a backlash from their own sympathizers (killing women with babies on their back to oust CNDDFDD? that is not what they signed up for.) 2. Because of the Army & Police's clear stance of backing the elected gov (for the sake of stability) the "rebel" ranks are shrinking as the Police & Army effectively engage them. Joining the "rebels" at this point is pretty much suicide: not too many new recruits want to sign up for that.
          Sci di fondo: gli azzurri convocati per le gare di Coppa del Mondo di Dobbiaco        
Otto giorni dopo la tappa valevole per il Tour de Ski, il circuito di Coppa del mondo torna alla Nordic Arena di Dobbiaco per un doppio appuntamento con la velocità. Sulla pista della Val Pusteria sono in programma sabato 14 gennaio una sprint a tecnica libera e domenica 15 gennaio una team sprint sempre in pattinato, il direttore sportivio Sandro Pertile ha convocato i sguenti atleti: Federico Pellegrino, Dietmar Noeckler, Enrico Nizzi, Simone Urbani e Maicol Rastelli fra gli uomini e Gaia Vuerich, Greta Laurent, Ilaria Debertolis, Francesca Baudin e Debora Roncari fra le donne. Alle gare sprint parteciperanno anche Giacomo Gabrielli, Sebastiano Pellegrin, Mirco Bertolina, Stefan Zelger, Francois Vierin, Sergio Rigoni, Daniele Serra, Fabio Pasini, Claudio Muller, Michael Hellweger, Alice Canclini, Sara Pellegrini, Ilenia Defrancesco ed Erica Antoniol. Ricordiamo che a classifica di specialità vede attualmente al comando Sergey Ustiugov con 182 punti davanti a Finn Krogh con 165 e Paal Golberg con 154, Federico Pellegrino occupa la settima posizione a quota 109 punti.
          Sci di fondo: in Val di Fiemme arriva l’11° Tour de Ski. Domenica il Cermis        
Sabato 7 e domenica 8 gennaio Tour de Ski in Val di Fiemme (TN). Fra il Centro del Fondo di Lago di Tesero e l’Alpe Cermis l’epilogo dell’undicesima edizione. Nordic Ski Fiemme ha in serbo una miriade di iniziative per gli appassionati. Stina Nilsson e Sergey Ustiugov protagonisti in vista del gran finale. Il Tour de Ski è uno degli eventi sportivi più spettacolari al mondo ed il prossimo weekend raggiungerà l’epica conclusione sulle rampe della pista Olimpia III dell’Alpe Cermis, in Val di Fiemme (TN). Sabato 7 e domenica 8 gennaio assisteremo ad uno dei finali più elettrizzanti per una competizione agonistica, all’esaltazione della fatica e delle capacità umane, all’apoteosi dello sci di fondo. Da sempre, sin dal giorno dell’ideazione del Tour de Ski da parte delle menti perspicaci di Vegard Ulvang e Jürg Capol, i quali pensarono ad un evento che ricalcasse la celebre corsa a tappe del ciclismo ma in versione fondistica, la Val di Fiemme ne rappresenta l’epilogo, ‘dolce’ per tutti gli appassionati che vi assistono, più che mai faticoso per gli atleti che vi partecipano. E dopo tanti anni sono solamente tre gli atleti che hanno preso parte a tutte le undici edizioni del Tour de Ski: ovvero [...]
          The CoolDads of the Inner Richmond – A Pied Piper Teaching Our New Generation About Electric Skateboards and Push Scooters        
TweetAs seen above the 8400(!) block* of Geary *So Geary ends on the 8300 block way out there in the West Bay, but some SFGov worker labeled the Geary Expressway underneath Masonic (aka the Geary Tunnel) the 8400 block? As per Wiki
          DVA BRATA        

Rekoh da vas malo nasmejem,iako vam mozda do smeha nije,nije vic,vec kratka prica o meni dragom malom rodjaku.On za sve nestasluke ima izgovor a posto je najmladji clan nase familije i velika maza.
Njegov stariji brat ove godine zavrsio gimnaziju sa odlicnim uspehom i vredno se priprema za prijemni ispit na fakultetu,a on,glavni junak ove pricice,zavrsio sesti osmogodisnje.
On nije glup ali ne voli skolu i,s teskom mukom savladava zadatke,kad ga roditelji primoraju,mada nemaju puno vremana za rad sa njim, jer kao sto mozda predpostavljate jure karijere....
Svi ga savetujemo pa i ja,da ne sme tako,da mora da se…
          Razvojni put Opel Astre        
Opelovi koreni datiraju iz perioda pre više od jednog veka. Njegov strastveni, nemački inženjering je sažet pod sloganom “Wir leben Autos” i predstavlja novi vodeći princip. Pomenuti slogan obuhvata mnogo više od reference na nemačku autoindustriju. Karakterišu ga ljubav, velika strast i snažne emocije koje su usmerene na svaki automobil ovog brenda. Opel nije samo [...]
          Missouri Psychiatric Building to be Named After Gov. Nixon         
A new maximum-security psychiatric building in Fulton, Missouri will be named after outgoing Gov . Jay Nixon. A three-person board composed of Nixon, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and Attorney General Chris Koster approved the naming during a Wednesday meeting at the governor's Capitol office. Nixon abstained from the vote. Construction of the new facility is underway at Fulton State Hospital, which was built in 1851. During the meeting, state officials also named a St. Louis state office building on Chouteau Avenue after Michael Keathley, who died in 2008. Keathley served as administration commissioner under former Gov. Matt Blunt. He previously was Senate administrator.
          Missouri Governor Blocks Budgeted Medicaid Spending         
Missouri Gov . Jay Nixon is blocking millions of dollars of planned Medicaid spending in a budget-balancing move near the end of his term. The Democratic governor said Wednesday that he was restricting $51 million of budgeted spending, including nearly $43 million for the Medicaid health care program and nearly $9 million in bonding authority. In both cases, Nixon said the budgeted spending wasn't needed because of savings achieved by his administration. He also cited declining corporate tax revenues as a reason for the cuts. Nixon simultaneously announced that he was releasing $4 million that he had previously restricted, including nearly $2 million for building renovations at Missouri State University and $1 million in transportation aid for K-12 schools. Nixon is to be succeeded Jan. 9 by Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens.
          Two Arrested for Murder of Missing Portland Man (Photo)        
Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail have taken 23-year-old Jessika L. Atkinson and 34-year-old Peter Jirasek into custody in relation to a missing person case that started on Friday April 7, 2017.

On April 7, 2017 Portland Police received a report that 30-year-old Daniel Cohen of Portland had not been seen or in contact with his family.

During the investigation Portland Police detectives learned that a deceased person was located in Lane County. The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the body and determined the cause of death to be homicidal violence. Portland Police detectives worked with the medical examiner and identified the deceased as Cohen.

Based on information learned during the investigation and for unrelated warrants, Atkinson and Jirasek were taken into custody in the Beaverton area. Atkinson and Jirasek were lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on Wednesday August 9, 2017. Atkinson was booked on charges of Murder and a Probation Violation. Jirasek was charged with Murder.

More information will be shared at the conclusion of the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696 or brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov

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          Suspect Arrested After Friday Evening Shooting in Roseway Neighborhood (Photo)        
On Friday August 4, 2017, at 8:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Northeast 81st Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street.

Multiple people contacted 9-1-1 to report the shooting. Officers arrived and found evidence of gunfire, but did not locate a victim or the suspects involved in the shooting.

The Tactical Operation Division's Gang Violence Response Team (GVRT) responded to the location to assist with the investigation. Investigators with GVRT gathered information about the vehicles and people involved in the shooting. The information was shared with officers throughout the Portland metropolitan area.

At 12:48 a.m. on Saturday August 5, 2017 an East Precinct sergeant observed one of the vehicles suspected to be involved in Friday evening's shooting in the 12600 block of Southeast Division Street. Additional officers from East Precinct and the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the location. Once on scene, officers contacted a man associated with the vehicle. Based on evidence learned during the investigation, the occupant of the vehicle, 29-year-old Kevin C. Ford was arrested. Officers also located and seized a firearm as evidence after Ford was taken into custody.

Ford was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt Murder, Theft in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (two counts), and Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts).

Anyone with information about this case should contact Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092 or Meghan.Burkeen@portlandoregon.gov

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Portland, Oregon 97204


          Suspect Arrested for Multiple Vandalisms in Portland's Ladd's Addition Neighborhood        
On Friday August 4, 2017, at 4:15 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 1500 block of Southeast Holly Street on the report of a naked man turning on a water faucet.

As officers responded to the area, the caller informed officers he believed the suspect was responsible for a string of incidents that had caused thousands of dollars of damage to homes in the Ladd's Addition Neighborhood.

Officers established a perimeter and searched for the suspect. The suspect, 30-year-old Moyhijah Widger-Chongo, was located and taken into custody in the 1500 block of Southeast Holly Street.

During this morning's investigation officers contacted detectives from the Portland Police Bureau Detective Coordination Team (DCT) and officers with the Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT). Information was gathered during an investigation that began on Tuesday August 1, 2017, when the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) contacted Central Precinct NRT and informed officers of multiple acts of vandalism in the Ladd's Addition Neighborhood. Based on the investigation, Widger-Chongo is suspected of vandalizing over 40 homes that caused nearly $50,000.00 in damage.

Investigators learned that at the beginning of July 2017, Widger-Chongo began turning on the exterior water faucets at homes in the Ladd's Addition Neighborhood. Widger-Chongo would leave the water faucets running, which flooded basements of some homes.

Widger-Chongo was also linked to a May 2017 burglary.

Widger-Chongo was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on 14 felony and misdemeanor crimes. Upon lodging Widger-Chongo at the Multnomah County Jail, officers requested that Multnomah County Jail Mental Health Services contact and assess Widger-Chongo.

Investigators believe there may be additional victims. Anyone who has information or was a victim is asked to contacted Central Precinct NRT Officer Shaun Sahli at 503-823-0076 or Shaun.Sahli@portlandoregon.gov

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          Health Tech Hatch Serves as User Testing Platform and Crowdfunding Resource for healthfinder.gov Mobile App Challenge        

Company’s Testing Capability Allows Developers to Work with End Users to Improve Usability of Application and Site for Consumers

(PRWeb December 17, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/12/prweb10240243.htm


          Beshear's Tax Reform Proposal in House Budget Committee Today, A Behind-The-Scenes Look         
Lt. Gov Jerry Abramson presented a draft of Governor Steve Beshear's proposed tax code changes to the House budget committee today, which was first...
          ESRT @uscert_gov - Google Releases Chrome 140835202: Google has released Chrome 140835202 for Linux, Mac, Windows ...        
ESRT @uscert_gov - Google Releases Chrome 140835202: Google has released Chrome 140835202 for Linux, Mac, Windows http://www.secuobs.com/twitter/news/254342.shtml
          GOV Ziyaretci Mesajlari        
GOV Dosyası hakkında Ziyaretçi Mesajları bu konuya eklenir.GOV:Govermentgov ile ilgili detaylı açıklama için şuraya bakabilirsiniz: gov Nedir
          LV= Car Insurance review        
LV= (formerly Liverpool Victoria) is currently the third largest car insurer in the UK. LV= is a Which? Recommended Provider for car insurance and the UK’s Most Recommended Insurer (YouGov BrandIndex Nov '15-Oct '16). It operates a UK-based call centre.
          Former Republican Gov Mitch Daniels Has Legit Purdue Buy And Integrate For-Profit Kaplan University        
[+4] Question by Blickers on 04/30/17 9:47 AM Replies: 32 Views: 1,097
Tags: Politics, Science, Education
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          Community spaces come up gold in design awards        
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A transformed historic community centre in Woolloomooloo and a state-of-the-art early learning centre in Darlinghurst have both been honoured with prestigious government design awards. The City of Sydney community spaces were named gold winners as part of the 2017 GOV … Continued
          Test Administrator - Department of the Army - Great Bend, KS        
The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the... $28,886 - $37,551 a year
From usajobs.gov - Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:48:06 GMT - View all Great Bend, KS jobs
          SURFACE MAINTENANCE MECHANIC, D1194000, WG-5801-10 - Department of the Army - Mayagüez, PR        
ARMY TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Permanent technicians Enlisted members currently employed in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard. About the Agency.... $15.95 - $18.65 an hour
From usajobs.gov - Mon, 07 Aug 2017 08:38:17 GMT - View all Mayagüez, PR jobs
          Customize Your Dashboard        
By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, you can create a login for CentreCountyPA.gov or you can use your Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, you can choose the modules, features and keywords that you would like to see most often, including calendars, news items and emergency alerts. You can also save favorite pages within MyDashboard, encouraging more-frequent visits and making important information even easier to find!  Check out MyDashboard and customize your own page!
          BOOM! Federal Court Orders New Searches For Hillary Benghazi Emails        
Cristina Laila TheGatewayPundit.com Aug 10th, 2017 Conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch announced that on August 8, 2017, D.C. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ordered the State Department “to search the state.gov e-mail accounts of Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and Jacob Sullivan” for emails relating to the Benghazi scandal. This is a major victory. The […]
          310,000 Healthcare.gov Enrollees Must Provide Proof Now or Lose Insurance        
Government claims eligibility info missing, but insurance agents say online glitches preventing information from being received by CMS
          Srpska vijagra :)        
Mileta Đurić zatvorio seks-šop i počeo da proizvodi afrodizijak „s garancijom“
Ariljska vijagra diže iz mrtvih

U kom se god gradu pojave moje suve šljive sa orasima prelivene medom, tu odmah raste i stepen - švaleracije


"Deda Mileta Đurić iz Arilja proizvodi suve šljive punjene orasima, prelivene medom i na svoj proizvod daje garanciju: ko pojede deset suvih šljiva može dva puta za dvanaest sati sa dve različite! Garancija, dodaje deda Mileta, važi za - njegove vršnjake, sedamdesetogodišnjake, za mlađe toliko suvih šljiva i oraha može da bude i više nego - opasno, i navedenu garanciju može da produži u - nedogled!

- Proizvod sam, kao što sleduje, najpre isprobao na sebi. Da nisam, ne bih ni davao garanciju - kaže deda Mileta.
NJegov proizvod, koji se nedavno pojavio u Arilju, a i šire, svuda po Srbiji, i po Hrvatskoj, gde su ga god probali, posle temeljno izvršenih provera, nazvali su - jedni - srpska, drugi - ariljska vijagra!

Pre nego što je izmislio ariljsku vijagru, deda Mileta držao je u sred Arilja seks-šop. Posle, šop zatvorio, i prešao na punjenje šljiva orasima.
- Shvatio sam da nijedan artikal u mom seks-šopu nema dejstvo kao kad naše, srpske šljive, napunim domaćim orasima, pa ih posle prelijem medom! Brzo su to shvatili i Ariljci i komšije. Oni koji su do skora u seks-šop dolazili kradom, po mraku, pa kupovali za - koleginice sa posla i komšinice, kao komšinice stid da dođu, sada kupuju suve šljive na veliko u po bela dana, a rezultati - kud i kamo bolji - kaže deda Mileta."


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          Srpska vijagra :)        
Mileta Đurić zatvorio seks-šop i počeo da proizvodi afrodizijak „s garancijom“
Ariljska vijagra diže iz mrtvih

U kom se god gradu pojave moje suve šljive sa orasima prelivene medom, tu odmah raste i stepen - švaleracije


"Deda Mileta Đurić iz Arilja proizvodi suve šljive punjene orasima, prelivene medom i na svoj proizvod daje garanciju: ko pojede deset suvih šljiva može dva puta za dvanaest sati sa dve različite! Garancija, dodaje deda Mileta, važi za - njegove vršnjake, sedamdesetogodišnjake, za mlađe toliko suvih šljiva i oraha može da bude i više nego - opasno, i navedenu garanciju može da produži u - nedogled!

- Proizvod sam, kao što sleduje, najpre isprobao na sebi. Da nisam, ne bih ni davao garanciju - kaže deda Mileta.
NJegov proizvod, koji se nedavno pojavio u Arilju, a i šire, svuda po Srbiji, i po Hrvatskoj, gde su ga god probali, posle temeljno izvršenih provera, nazvali su - jedni - srpska, drugi - ariljska vijagra!

Pre nego što je izmislio ariljsku vijagru, deda Mileta držao je u sred Arilja seks-šop. Posle, šop zatvorio, i prešao na punjenje šljiva orasima.
- Shvatio sam da nijedan artikal u mom seks-šopu nema dejstvo kao kad naše, srpske šljive, napunim domaćim orasima, pa ih posle prelijem medom! Brzo su to shvatili i Ariljci i komšije. Oni koji su do skora u seks-šop dolazili kradom, po mraku, pa kupovali za - koleginice sa posla i komšinice, kao komšinice stid da dođu, sada kupuju suve šljive na veliko u po bela dana, a rezultati - kud i kamo bolji - kaže deda Mileta."


Pa, vi vidite! Wink
          Nonviolence Youth Summit Part 10        
Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Honorable Mike Beebe – Governor of Arkansas DuShun Scarbrough – Executive Director/Agency Spokesperson 501 Woodlane Avenue, Ste 122 South, Little Rock, AR 72201-1023 Phone: 888-290-KING (5464) • Fax: (501) 683-1310 DuShun.Scarbrough@Arkansas.Gov TO:                 Partners … Continue reading
          SPC MD 1468        
MD 1468 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH LIKELY FOR MUCH OF SOUTHEAST CO INTO SOUTHWEST KS AND SOUTHWARD INTO THE PANHANDLES
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Mesoscale Discussion 1468
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0350 PM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

Areas affected...Much of southeast CO into southwest KS and
southward into the Panhandles

Concerning...Severe potential...Watch likely 

Valid 102050Z - 102245Z

Probability of Watch Issuance...80 percent

SUMMARY...Storms will increase across the Front Range and near a
stationary front, with cells possibly merging into an MCS. Damaging
wind and hail are likely and a watch is expected in the next 1-1.5
hrs.

DISCUSSION...Air mass recovery continues across southwest KS and
southeast CO with strong heating. An east-west oriented boundary
currently extends from east central CO into west central KS, with
northeasterly upslope flow behind the front and into CO. Cells near
the CO Front Range and toward the Sangre de Cristo mountains should
gradually become more numerous as convective inhibition is reduced
over the lower terrain, with northwesterly winds aloft helping to
push development southeastward. A substantial area of theta-e and
instability is already in place over southeast CO and northeast NM,
and this will support upscale growth.

..Jewell/Goss.. 08/10/2017

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

ATTN...WFO...DDC...GLD...AMA...PUB...BOU...ABQ...

LAT...LON   36050236 36280423 36870502 37660504 38500501 38930416
            39030378 38720249 38330121 37850048 37240031 36610039
            36070084 36050236 

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          Fed gov preparing: large-scale 10-day terrorism-drills this month Denver, Portsmouth, N.H., Wash, D.C. area. ABCNews        
Weapons of mass destruction drills... lets hope they get it right... "looking for realism" .. preparing for world war?

Beginning sometime between May 7 and May 29, local, state and top level federal authorities will respond to simulated weapons of mass destruction attacks in three cities — Denver, Portsmouth, N.H., and the Washington, D.C.-area.

Denver or Portsmouth will face either a simulated biological or a chemical weapons attack. 

The D.C. metropolitan area will respond to a radiological attack drill — which could range from simply an exposed container of radioactive material to a small nuclear detonation.

Preparing for Major Terrorism Exercises Three Cities - ABC News

“The goal of the exercise is to assess the nation’s crisis consequence management capacity under extraordinarily stressful conditions,” the Department of Justice said in a statement released Thursday.

Volunteers and professional actors will play the roles of victims, who will be rescued, diagnosed, decontaminated and treated over the 10-day period. 

A “virtual news network” will be created that will broadcast on the exercises every hour on the hour.

But the exercises will not be too realistic, authorities say. 
No weapons or agents will be released and, to minimize the risk of public panic or real-life accidents, emergency responders will not be speeding with lights and sirens blaring to the scenes of attack.



          Managing Your Online Privacy        
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              Blaming me for JNU protest proof of how Indian govt fools its own people: Hafiz Saeed         

    New Delhi: Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed on Sunday said that alleging him for JNU protests “based on a fake twitter account is a prime example of how Indian government fools its own people”.

    A twitter account with his name HafizSaeedLive has posted: “Alleging me for #JNU protest based on a Fake account in my name is a prime example of how Indian government fools its own people.”

    Another post from the same twitter account said: “Reality of all Indian allegations, including 26/11 is evident from this fake twitter account scandal. Indeed a new low for Indian govt.”

    One of the posts also said, “Pakistan's ideology is resonating from Srinagar to Delhi, can't hide reality. Kashmiris are writing history with their determination.”

    Earlier in the day, Home Minister Rajnath Singh claimed that the event organised in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru had received "support" from Pakistan-based terror outfit LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, sparking a political storm.

     

    "The incident at JNU has received support from Hafiz Saeed. This is a truth that the nation needs to understand," Singh told reporters in Allahabad, adding, "What has happened is very unfortunate."

    After his remarks, the opposition parties have demanded him to provide evidence of his claim.

    National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said it is a "very serious charge" to level against the students and that the evidence must be shared with all.

    In a series of tweets, Omar said the Home Minister must go public with the evidence collected that enabled him to level the charge against the JNU students.

     

    CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the Home Minister has to come out and share the evidence he has with the country to back up his "serious allegation". CPI leader D Raja also demanded that the evidence be made public.

    Police on Friday arrested JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges over the protest organised in the campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

     

    The students protest over his arrest continued to rage on Sunday with the teachers and the opposition parties demanding his immediate release.

    (With Agency inputs)

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              Pelosi, Smith Resolution to Help Human Rights Giant Liu Xiaobo Passes House        
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              Thanks to Gov Gregoire, parents can sleep well tonight        
    Last week, I was in a local toy store shopping for Banana's second birthday (wahoo, she's 2!) As I searched through the shelves, I tried to find toys that I could *be sure* didn't have lead or phthalates or bisphenol or anything like that. But, I had no assurances, and it was a little scary.
              NI PREKRÅ AJNA PRIJAVA: Dosijei muža i devera ubijene pevačice Jelene Marjanović – bez mrlje! (INFO)        
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              Video Available for Princeton Open Government Workshop Panels & Law.gov        
    Videos are now available for all of the workshop panels and the Law.gov panel from Open Government: Defining, Designing, and Sustaining Transparency (POGW), a workshop held 21-22 January 2010 at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP). Click here … Continue reading
              Legal Information Issues at POGW: Princeton Open Government Workshop        
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              Your Assignment Will Be Challenging, Gov Orji Warns New Commissioners        
    The African Examiner Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji has urged the newly appointed commissioners in the state to ensure that they provide fresh ideas and a new drive to facilitate the realisation of his administration’s legacy projects across the state. The governor said it is expected that they come up with new insights and […]
              Avtoreferencialnost in Aphex Twin        
    Ko v glasbi iščemo najočitnejše primere uporabe avtoreferencialnosti, ne moremo mimo hiphopa. V osrednji vlogi so tu kakopak MC-ji, katerih besedila pogosto slonijo le na opisovanju sebe, svojega sloga, statusa, življenja. Skozi vzorčenje prepoznavnih zvočnih sekvenc se avtoreferencialnost odpira tudi skozi prizmo instrumentalnih podlag, iz enačbe pa ni izvzet niti poslušalec, tako ali drugače obravnavan oziroma nagovorjen v besedilih. Toda če v rep glasbi izročilo veleva neko razmeroma predvidljivo obravnavo tovrstnih elementov, se sorodnih idej v mnogo bolj subtilnih, premišljenih formah, lotevajo kreativci v polju abstraktnejših elektronskih muzik, med katerimi nedvomno prednjači nekoliko nerodno poimenovani IDM ali Intelligent Dance Music. Ta izraz je vsled introvertiranih, do kamere sramežljivih ustvarjalcev in za obsežno kritično obravnavo ter interpretacijo nehvaležnih materialov, nekako zbežal mimo mainstreamovskega dogajanja, dasiravno je zvočnost, ki jo je gojila peščica glasbenikov, zbranih okoli založbe Warp, močno narekovala smernice popularni glasbi v zadnjih petnajstih, dvajsetih letih.

    Če bi iskali glasbenika z največjim vplivom na to majhno, a zelo vplivno sceno, bi se najprej bržkone ustavili pri Richardu D. Jamesu alias Aphex Twinu, ki je pravzaprav postal nekakšen sinonim za IDM, pa čeprav se je sam vselej distanciral od tega termina. Kakorkoli že, s strani obsesivnih privržencev je bil potisnjen v vlogo nekakšnega rešitelja sodobne elektronske glasbe, kar je bržkone vplivalo na njegovo pogosto skrivanje za ironijo in cinizmom, s čimer pa je pravzaprav le varoval svojo glasbo. Svoj zvezdniški status je James spretno izoblikoval skozi premišljeno samopromocijo, pogosto opirajočo se na številne mite, pa tudi čisto oprijemljive dosežke. Med slednjimi kakopak izstopa glasba, za katero pravi: »Všeč mi je ideja umika iz realnosti. Glasba izraža, predstavlja stvari, ki jih jezik in slika ne moreta, najbolj všeč pa mi je tip glasbe, ki ustvari razpoloženja s katerimi se lahko identificiram a jih ne znam pojasniti«. Še en producent, ki je zaznamoval IDM dogajanje, Mike Paradinas, je za Jamesovo glasbo nekoč dejal, da je v njej zaznavna močna pastoralna nagnjenost, kar sovpade z njegovim odraščanjem v ruralnem Cornwallu. In te svoje korenine James, ki sicer že dobrih petnajst let živi v Londonu, redno obeležuje v svoji glasbi, videospotih in »artworku«.


    Tisti, ki so ga imeli priložnost spoznati, pravijo, da je hkrati najbolj resna in neresna oseba. Ta njegova, že kar pregovorna protislovnost, se odpira tako skozi prizmo glasbe, kot tudi skozi njegovo javno podobo, ki jo sicer spretno kreira prek redkih intervjujev, grotesknih upodobitev (avto)portretov na naslovnicah plošč, prek promocijskega materiala ter prek raznih drugih domislic. Na eni strani je ves čas prisotna njegova sumničavost in prezir do pasti, ki jih nastavlja zvezdništvo, na drugi strani pa je s kreiranjem svoje medijske podobe sam pomagal izoblikovati svoj kultni status. Ko se je singel 'Come to daddy' sredi devetdesetih »nevarno« vzpenjal na lestvici najbolj popularnih skladb v Veliki Britaniji, ga je za nekaj tednov vzel iz prodaje le zato, da bi ohranil neko anonimnost. Menda se je počutil grozno ob misli, da bi se ljudem ob omembi njegovega imena v očeh pojavljal njegov obraz. A kako si potem razložiti njegovo večno recikliranje svojega popačenega obraza, naj si bo to na naslovnicah, plesalcih oblečenih v medvedje kostume, plesalkah z njegovimi maskami, igralcih v teh istih maskah v videospotih (Donkey Rhubarb, Come to daddy, Windowlicker)? Kot subverzijo? Ironijo? Najbrž predvsem kot izvrsten občutek za samopromocijo in postavljanje meje med fiktivnim in realnim.

    Če avtoreferencialnost v najosnovnejšem pojmovanju ureja razmerja med ustvarjalcem, njegovim delom in občinstvom, je v primeru Aphex Twina to razmerje precej uravnoteženo. Ob fiktivnem grafičnem pojavljanju v »artworku«, videospotih in številnih avtobiografskih namigih, avtoreference redno vpenja tudi v svojo glasbo. Pa naj si bo to v obliki naslovov skladb, ki so bodisi anagrami njegovega psevdonima, imena njegovih družinskih članov, reference na Cornwall ali pa v uporabi posnetka rojstnodnevnega voščila njegovih staršev, ki ga zabeleži telefonski odzivnik. Tu so seveda še neštete različice oziroma vedno vnovično recikliranje skladb, prepoznavnih sekvenc, motivov, ter nenazadnje reference na njegovo antološko zbirko sintetizatorjev, ki buri tehniki naklonjene duhove sledilcev nekonvencionalnih plesnih muzik.

    O tem, da nagovarja predvsem specifično, »geekovsko« publiko ni nobenega dvoma. Kdo drug bi denimo poslušal skladbo skozi spektrogram le zato, da v grafičnem zapisu zagleda Jamesov avtoportret (Mathematical Equation)? Z vsemi temi bolj in manj bizarnimi domislicami je močno zaznamoval, (so)oblikoval sceno, v svoji podstati sicer razmeroma zaprto, po svojem vplivu na sodobno popularno glasbeno produkcijo pa nedvomno izjemno učinkovito. Kultnega statusa pa Aphex Twinu niso skovali le feni, temveč mu hvalospeve pišejo tudi njegovi glasbeni kolegi in mnogi med njimi, predvsem iz elektronskih vrst, mu sledijo tudi v njegovih idejah uporabe avtoreferencialnosti.


    Goran Kompoš


              Damjanova soba – družba kot usoda        

    Dvajsetletni Damjan se po odsluženi zaporni kazni v celjskem zavodu za mladoletne prestopnike vrne v svoje domače okolje. V filmu spremljamo zadnjih nekaj mesecev pred izpustitvijo iz zavoda, kamor so ga zaradi umora zaprli pri šestnajstih. Druga polovica filma prikazuje Damjanovo življenje po vrnitvi domov, ki se zdi neizbrisno zaznamovano s preteklostjo. Sinopsis bi se dalo zapisati tudi drugače, saj gre v prvi vrsti tudi za lokalno zgodbo, poznano predvsem iz vesti črne kronike, katero senzacionalno naravo film v celoti presega in njene odmevnosti ne eksploatira. Damjanova soba (La chambre de Damien, 2008) je drugi celovečerni dokumentarec v Celju rojene Jasne Krajinović, ki dela in ustvarja v Bruslju. Po študiju angleščine in francoščine na ljubljanski Filozofski fakulteti je študirala režijo na AGRFT ter študij režije nadaljevala v Belgiji. Posnela je še filma o bosanskih begunkah z naslovom Saya & Mira (Saya et Mira, reves perdu?, 2002) ter film Sestri (Deux soeurs, 2006) o sestrah s Kosova, ki se soočata s posledicami vojne in bombardiranja. Pri svojih filmih redno sodeluje s producentskim in režiserskim dvojcem Dardenne. Brata Jean-Pierre in Luc Dardenne sta kot znanilca sodobnega belgijskega filma, znana predvsem po socialno angažiranih dokumentarnih in igranih filmih, tokrat sta pri Damjanovi sobi sodelovala kot producenta.


    Najbolj osnovna definicija dokumentarnega filma se vselej opira na njegovo nasprotje – igrani oz. fikcijski film. Mesto dokumentarnega filma v filmski zgodovini, po definiciji Andreja Špraha, v delu Dokumentarni film in oblast (1998), zaznamuje sposobnost, da »čeprav je še vedno izhajal iz podobe, se je odvrnil od iluzornosti igranega in se usmeril v zgodovinsko realnost ter se pričel soočati s problematiko njene dejanskosti« (Šprah 1998, 141). Podana okleščena definicija je brez pretenzij, da bi zajela vso kompleksno klasifikacijo dokumentarnega filma v delitvi fikcije in resničnosti, saj lahko s pomočjo Baudryjevega koncepta predhodne identifikacije s kamero dvomimo celo v »dozdevno objektivnost kamere«. V tem diskurzu nekakšne trezne presoje uživa dokumentarni film moralno superiornost nasproti igranemu filmu. Film Damjanova soba zaznamuje prehod iz institucije represije in nadzora na svobodo, kjer se skozi glavnega protagonista izrisuje resnična stiska posameznika na navidezni svobodi. Dejanskost usode zaznamovanega pripornika je dokumentirana s tenkočutno obliko bližine, ki je tudi glavnega protagonista prelevila iz filmskega objekta v subjekt. Rezultate dela na filmski delavnici s priprtimi mladoletniki v celjskem zavodu je režiserka kot vodja projekta spretno vpletla v dokumentarni film. Damjanovi kratki posnetki z 8-milimetrsko kamero so dobili svoje mesto v portretu, kar daje zgodbi pridih intimnejšega ustvarjanja pri nastanku filma. Narativni in vizualni presežek sta s statično kamero posneta prizora dveh monologov: Damjanova neposredna in grozljiva izpoved o umoru klošarja ter življenjska pridiga njegove mame. Iskrenost obeh izpovedi prisotnost kamere očitno ni skazila, kar kaže na veliko mero zaupanja protagonistov v ustvarjalko dokumentarca.


    Rutinski vsakdanjik v celjskem zavodu popestrijo Damjanova sanjarjenja o življenju zunaj rešetk ter travmatične izpovedi, ki so ga kot mladega človeka zaznamovali za celo življenje. Tako Damjan kot njegov cimer se v svojih sanjarjenjih ne razlikujeta od svojih vrstnikov z druge strani zidu. Kljub temu je življenje sina heroinskega odvisnika, kot ugotavlja tudi Damjan, ko pogovor steče v nekdanji očetovi sobi, z zgledi zapečateno že od samega začetka. Navideznemu začaranemu krogu življenja zunaj in znotraj institucij ni videti konca. Po vrnitvi iz zavoda v stanovanje svojih starih staršev postane Damjanova soba nekdanja očetova soba. Nov začetek v življenju zaznamujejo tudi novi izzivi. Vključitev v družbo, iskanje dela in šolanje. Po tako dolgem spremljanju in skrbno posnetem Damjanovem portretu se izkaže, da si je novo življenje lažje zamisliti kot uresničiti. Zaznamovano življenje zunaj zavoda je težje kot prostost na navidezni svobodi. Film brez nepotrebne sentimentalnosti pokaže na čisto življenjske težave pri ponovnem vključevanju v družbo, hkrati pa odstre pogled na nekaj podob iz slovenske techno subkulture. Odlika filma je neobremenjeno tematiziranje življenja znotraj in zunaj institucionalne oskrbe, a je v svojem resigniranem koncu daleč od prikaza dejanskosti sistemskega nasilja, katerega nad posameznikom izvaja institucija, ki naj bi po definiciji opremljala zapornike za ponovno vključitev v družbo. Film Damjanova soba je odgovor, kako se prav pogosto zgodi ravno nasprotno. Sleherni dokumentarec je torej konstrukcija dejanskosti v danem problemskem okviru. Prikaz primera mladostniške kriminalitete ostane brez odgovora, ko bi bilo k odgovornosti potrebno vključiti širšo družbo – v filmu vidimo in slišimo le mamo in stare starše, ne pa tudi sodnikov, delodajalcev, vzgojiteljev ali učiteljev. V tem pogledu je Damjanova zgodba prikazana kot družbena usoda in ne iskanje vzroka ali posledice. V filmu ni iskanja odgovorov na vprašanja, dobimo zgolj odgovore, ki pa so dovolj jasni, da se začno postavljati prava vprašanja.

    Dare Pejić

              Discerning Drinkers: Consumers demand clarity on who is brewing their craft beer        

    New research published today shows the majority of beer drinkers want greater clarity over who is brewing the beer they drink, following an increase in the popularity of craft beer and a number of buyouts of independent craft breweries by global brewers. The independent YouGov survey of more than 1,000 beer drinkers was commissioned by […]

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              Comment on Engage your neighbors by Carl Wester        
    Help SAVE Evans Pool & Green Lake Community Center. What you can do: =>Attend the Green Lake Community Center Advisory Council meeting on Tuesday, March 14 at the Green Lake CC (gym) at 7 p.m, with seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) Superintendent Jesus Aguirre and SPR Budget and Development Director Michael Shiosaki. Tell them NO PRIVATIZATION! Tell them to make immediate major repairs to our buildings and to start planning to replace the facilities, using public money. Let’s pack this meeting! =>Call City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, at (206) 684-8800 and Susan Golub at SPR, (206) 684-7046, or Susan.Golub@seattle.gov Tell them NO PRIVATIZATION! Tell them to use the money they have on hand to repair and renovate our pool and community center. Also tell them to use the funding authority we gave them in 2014 to pay for a new pool and community center. =>Join our public Facebook group, “Save Evans Pool & Green Lake Community Center" for updates and to view studies and other documents related to our Evans Pool & Green Lake Community Center facilities.
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    Vremeplov...

    Škola u godinama 1981 i 2011

    Situacija 1: Petar i Marko su se potukli u školi.

    1981: Okruže ih druga deca. Petar pobedi. Jedan drugome stegnu ruke i
    postanu najbolji prijatelji.
    2011: Direktor škole pozove policiju koja sasluša oba dečaka i njihove
    roditelje. Oba dečaka, zajedno sa roditeljima, moraju čitavu godinu
    posećivati program za sprečavanje nasilja.



    Situacija 2: Roman je nemiran u razredu i ometa druge učenike.

    1981: Učiteljica ga pošalje kod direktora i taj mu prilepi nekoliko
    vaspitnih. Roman se nakon toga vrati u razred gde je miran najmanje
    sedam dana i ne ometa časove. Nakon toga se lekcija ponavlja. Kroz
    nekoliko godina postane pametniji, umiri se i postane cenjeni kuvar.
    2011: Romana pošalju kod školskog psihologa koja ga uputi dalje kod
    psihijatra koji mu prepiše tablete koje su moćni sedativi. Romanovi
    roditelji počnu dobijati dodatak za dete sa posebnim potrebama. Roman
    dobije potvrdu da je dete sa posebnim potrebama. Uđe u ulogu bolesnika
    tako da godinama posećuje psihijatrijske ustanove.



    Situacija 3: Miloša boli glava i ponese nekoliko aspirina u školu.

    1981: Od učiteljice dobije čašu vode da može da popije tablete.
    2011: Učiteljica obavesti školskog psihologa da Miloš uzima nekakve
    tablete, ova obavesti direktora koji pozove policiju. Ova sasluša
    Miloša zbog mogućeg posedovanja ilegalnih droga. Kod njega kući
    naprave raciju. Nakon toga se još dugo govori da se Miloš "sigurno
    drogira" i da je "narkoman".



    Situacija 4: Neoprezno se igrajući sa loptom mali Ivan razbije
    susedima prozor. Zbog toga ga njegov otac presavije preko kolena i
    kaišem mu "nacrta" nekoliko kobasica po goloj guzici.

    1981: Ivan postane pažljiviji u igri. Izraste u normalnog dečaka,
    završi škole i postane uspešan poduzetnik.
    2011: Ivanovog oca zatvore zbog zlostavljanja deteta. Ivana daju u
    hraniteljsku porodicu, a tokom vremena postane član lokalne bande
    maloletnih krimilnalaca. Psiholog uveri Ivanovu sestru da je i ona
    morala biti zlostavljana, tako da njihov otac tri godine provede u
    zatvoru.



    Situacija 5: Mihajlo napuni konzervu sa barutom koji je izvadio iz
    nekoliko petardi i sa tom napravom raznese mravinjak.

    1981: Mravi izgrade novi mravinjak.
    2011: Zbog eksplozije pozovu policiju, vojsku i specijalne jedinice.
    Mihajla osumnjiče za teroristički akt. Služba državne bezbednosti se
    pridruži istrazi i počene detaljno da istražuje njegove roditelje,
    zaplene im računare, a ostalu decu privremeno stave u sigurne kuće.
    Mihajlov otac bude stavljen na listu državnih neprijatelja i dobije
    tajnu zabranu zapošljavanja u državnoj službi.



    Situacija 6: Tokom igre Dušanka padne i odere kolena. Dok plače priđe
    joj učitelj, zagrli je i pomiluje je kako bi je utešio.

    1981: Dušanki je odmah bolje i ubrzo nastavi sa igrom.
    2011: Učitelja optuže za nepoštovanje detetovog prava na telesni
    integritet i neprimereno dodirivanje maloletnog deteta. Pojavi se
    sumnja da je pedofil. Saslušaju se druga deca da bi se ustanovilo da
    li ih je neprimereno dodirivao. Privremeno ga suspenduju do okončanja
    istrage. Posle višegodišnjeg procesa ga na kraju osude uslovno. Nakon
    neuspešnih pritužbi, slučaj završi na evropskom sudu. Dušanki kao
    žrtvi zlostavljanja predlože da redovno posećuje psihoterapeuta.
              ajd ovde pishite viceve ;x))        
    Mujo se zaposlio u velikoj robnoj kući u New Yorku, i posle prvog radnog dana poslovođa ga upita koliko je prodao. 1.557.752,20 $ odgovori Mujo, a poslovođa samo što se nije onesvestio. Ni najiskusniji trgovci nisu u jednom danu uspevali da prodaju robe za više od 50.000$, a Mujo prvi dan trideset puta više .Upita on Muju kako mu je to pošlo za rukom?
    "Pa lijepo", odgovori Mujo. "Prvo sam čovjeku prodao jednu udicu i onda ga nagovorio da kupi barem još jednu za rezervu. Zatim sam mu prodao i nekoliko komada olova. Onda sam ga podsjetio da mu treba i najlon, ali ne bilo kakav već kvalitetan najlon koji može izdržat' veliku ribu. E, onda sam mu rekao da pravu ribu bez obzira na kvalitet pribora neće moći loviti iz ruke i neka uzme i štap s rolom. Kad je uzeo štap, predložio sam mu da razmisli o kupnji glisera... Nakon što sam mu prodao Boston Whalera s trajlerom, objasnio sam mu da njegov stari auto jednostavno ne može vući taj gliser i na moj nagovor odlučio se za Grand Cheerokee. Eto kako sam zaradio 1.557.752,20 $".
    "Još ne mogu shvatiti kako ti je to uspjelo", reče poslovođa,a čovjek je došao samo da kupi udicu ?"
    "Ma jok' ", reče Mujo, "došao je kupit samo tampone za ženu, pa sam ga upit'o zašto ne ide na pecanje, kad ionako neće jebavat' ovaj vikend !?"
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    Hvali se devedesetogodisnji deda svom doktoru kako mu
    je zena koja je 65 godina mladja od njega zatrudnela te kako ce ubrzo
    postati otac.
    Doktor ga saslusa, potapse dedu po ramenu, pa mu kaze:
    -Da ja tebi deda ispricam jednu pricu.
    Bio jednom jedan lovac I on ti jedno jutro krene u lov na medvede. Setajuci sumom naleti na
    velikog medveda, potegne za puskom I tad primeti da je umesto puske
    poneo kisobran.
    Nemajuci kud on uperi njegov kisobran u medveda I na njegovo
    veliko iznenadjenje kisobran opali a medved ostade na mestu mrtav...
    Deda: -To je nemoguce! Mora da je tu bio jos neko. Sigurno
    je neko opalio iza njegovih ledja a da on to nije primetio!
    Doktor: -Upravo tako deda, upravo tako!
              ajd ovde pishite viceve ;x))        
    Dosadio ginekologu njegov posao i odluči da postane automehaničar. Dođe kod automehaničara i zatraži posao, a ovaj mu veli da će mu dati 1000 evra ako pravilno rastavi motor i 1000 evra ako ga pravilno sastavi. Kad je ginekolog završio posao dođe mehaničar i da mu 3000 evra uz obrazloženje da mu je 1000 dao jer je pravilno rastavio motor, 1000 jer ga je sastavio i još 1000 evra jer je to sve uradio kroz auspuh
              ajd ovde pishite viceve ;x))        
    Oženilo se Ciganče sa 12 godina, mlada nešto starija i dobro razvijena. Tata Ciga gleda snajku, ne može oči da odvoji, oblizuje se i razmišlja kako bi se udenuo, smatrajući da njegov junoša još nije sposoban za ozbiljan “posao”.
    - Sine, ako nešto treba samo se tati obrati. Ja sam tu da pomognem.
    Došlo veče, mladenci krenuli u prvu bračnu noć, a Cigo će opet.
    - Sine ! Tata će biti ispred vrata, pa ako zapne viči. Ja sam tu da pomognem.
    Iz sobe se čuje komešanje i iznenadni sinov glas.
    - Tata ! Tata !
    Ciga kao munja ulete.
    - Šta sine tata treba da uradi ?
    - Ma, ova moja ne zna da puši, pa da joj pokažeš !!!

    lol lol lol
              ajd ovde pishite viceve ;x))        
    Zašto su muškarci kao jastozi?
    Sve valja osim glave.


    Zašto su muškarci kao dupini?
    Zato što se priča da su inteligentni, ali to još uvijek nitko nije dokazao.


    Zašto su muškarci kao puževi?
    Imaju rogove, sline, vuku se ....i misle da je kuća njihova.


    Zašto su muškarci kao mikrovalna pećnica?
    Zagriju se za 15 sekundi.


    Zašto su muškarci kao spermatozoidi?
    Jer je samo jedan od milijun od neke koristi.

    Zašto muškarac ne može biti i lijep i inteligentan u isto vrijeme?
    Bio bi žensko.



    Zašto su baterije bolje od muškaraca?
    Zato što imaju najmanje jednu pozitivnu stranu.


    Kakva je razlika između šalice kave i muškarca?
    Nema razlike, unervoziš se i nakon jednog i nakon drugog.


    Muškarac je kao videorekorder: naprijed, nazad, naprijed, nazad......eject!


    Zašto mozak muškarca vrijedi više od mozga žene?
    Zato što je rjeđi..

    Muškarci se dijele na neodgovarajuće, zauzete i nedostižne.


    Muškarci su kao WC. Ili su zauzeti, ili su posrani.


    Muškarac je najpametniji za vrijeme seksa, jer je direktno spojen na izvor inteligencije!


    Zašto su muškarci uvijek zabrinuti za veličinu svog penisa?
    Zato što bi trebalo da budu.


    Zašto muškarci nikad ne pokazuju svoja prava osjećanja?
    Zato što ih nemaju.

    Zašto muškarci vole oženiti djevice?
    Zato što ne vole kritiku.


    Kako znaš kad ti je muž mrtav?
    Seks je na istom nivou, ali možeš slobodno uzeti daljinski.


    Zašto muškarci nemaju krizu srednjih godina?
    Zaglave u adolescenciji.


    Što je Bog rekao nakon što je stvorio čovjeka?
    Mogu ja i bolje...


    Kako muškarci zamišljaju predigru?
    Mole pola sata.

    Što klitoris, godišnjica braka i WC školjka imaju zajedničko?
    Muškarci ih uvijek promaše.


    Što je muškarčeva definicija romantične večeri?
    Seks.


    Zašto samo 10% muškaraca odlaze u raj?
    Ako bi odlazilo više, to bi postao pakao.


    U čemu je razlika između svinje i muškarca?
    Svinja ne postane muškarac kada se napije.


    Što je za muškarca "prava ljubav"?
    Erekcija.


    Koji je najbolji način da izgubiš 80 kila odvratne masnoće?
    Razvod.

    Zašto muškarci ne peru veš?
    Zato što mašina za veš ne radi na daljinski.


    Kako se zove žena koja radi kao muškarac?
    Lijena kučka.


    Koje riječi žene najviše mrze za vrijeme odličnog seksa?
    Dušo, stigao sam!


    Koja žena svake noći zna gdje joj je muž?
    Udovica.


    Koji je jedini način da natjeraš muža da zapamti datum godišnjice braka?
    Udaš se na njegov rođendan.


    Što je to: Ima 8 ruku i IQ od 60?
    Četiri muškarca gledaju prijenos utakmice.

    Muškarci od 40-ak godina obično imaju problema da nađu partnera njihove zrelosti.
    Zato i izlaze sa duplo mlađim djevojkama.


    Ako bi muškarci imali menstruaciju, hvalisali bi se oko veličine tampona.


    Zašto je Bog prvo stvorio muškarca pa onda ženu? Učio je na greškama!
    Što je muškarac u kadi punoj solne kiseline? Riješen problem !!!!!!


    Nikad ne vjeruj sjaju u očima muškarca!
    To je vjerojatno svjetlo što prodire kroz njegovu šuplju glavu.


    Muškarci su kao enciklopedija: debeli, dosadni i misle da sve znaju!!!

    lol Tongue lol
              ajd ovde pishite viceve ;x))        
    Posle časa veroispovesti Perica kleci u ispovedaonici...

    - Sinko, što si zgrešio ?

    - Oce , u sredu sam posle škole iza šupe imao s jednom devojkom intimne odnose !

    - Sinko , to je smrtni greh . Koja je to devojka bila ?

    - Oce , ne smem vam reci ...

    - Je li to bila Ivanka Markova ?

    - Ali oce, obecao sam ...

    - Je bila Marica Miloradova ?

    - Oce , ćutim kao grob ...

    - Da nije slucajno bila udovica Jovanka ?

    - Oce , moja su usta zašivena ...

    - Pa nisi valjda sa Brankom ili Milankom ?

    - Oce molim vas , poštujte moje obecanje ...

    - Je li to možda bila Svetlana Zeljkova ?

    - Oce, pre cu se ubiti ...

    - Sinko , tebi nema pomoci ! Za kaznu , tri meseca ne smeš u crkvu .

    Idi sad ...

    Vrati se Perica natrag u klupu gdje ga ceka njegov najbolji prijatelj.

    - I , koliko si dobio?

    - Tri meseca poštede i pet novih imena seoskih radodajki !
              ajd ovde pishite viceve ;x))        
    Mujo se zaposlio u velikoj robnoj kući u New Yorku, i posle prvog radnog dana poslovođa ga upita koliko je prodao. 1.557.752,20 $ odgovori Mujo, a poslovođa samo što se nije onesvestio. Ni najiskusniji trgovci nisu u jednom danu uspevali da prodaju robe za više od 50.000$, a Mujo prvi dan trideset puta više .Upita on Muju kako mu je to pošlo za rukom?
    "Pa lijepo", odgovori Mujo. "Prvo sam čovjeku prodao jednu udicu i onda ga nagovorio da kupi barem još jednu za rezervu. Zatim sam mu prodao i nekoliko komada olova. Onda sam ga podsjetio da mu treba i najlon, ali ne bilo kakav već kvalitetan najlon koji može izdržat' veliku ribu. E, onda sam mu rekao da pravu ribu bez obzira na kvalitet pribora neće moći loviti iz ruke i neka uzme i štap s rolom. Kad je uzeo štap, predložio sam mu da razmisli o kupnji glisera... Nakon što sam mu prodao Boston Whalera s trajlerom, objasnio sam mu da njegov stari auto jednostavno ne može vući taj gliser i na moj nagovor odlučio se za Grand Cheerokee. Eto kako sam zaradio 1.557.752,20 $".
    "Još ne mogu shvatiti kako ti je to uspjelo", reče poslovođa,a čovjek je došao samo da kupi udicu ?"
    "Ma jok' ", reče Mujo, "došao je kupit samo tampone za ženu, pa sam ga upit'o zašto ne ide na pecanje, kad ionako neće jebavat' ovaj vikend !?"
              Comment on Who allowed wholesale killing of Australia’s iconic animals, Kangaroos? by Madhu Mangalah        
    When you drive the out back in Australia, it can easily be seen how many roos are around, I counted 50 per kilometre while driving the Hi way, these were the dead ones hit by cars over the week or so. At an estimate, 500 a day hit by cars. The gov has no reason to kill, but you will find the people shooting are related in some way, its about the contract , big money
              Benedikt XVI.: Via pulchritudinis - Put ljepote        
    Draga braćo i sestre,

    više sam puta u ovome razdoblju podsjetio na potrebu da svaki vjernik, usred mnoštva svakodnevnih poslova, pronađe vremena za Boga i molitvu. Sam Gospodin nam nudi mnoge prilike da ga se sjetimo. Danas bih se htio kratko zadržati na jednom od tih kanala koji nas mogu dovesti do Boga i biti nam od pomoći u susretu s njim: to je put umjetničkih izraza, sastavni dio onog "via pulchritudinis" - "puta ljepote" – o kojem sam govorio u više navrata i čije bi dublje značenje današnji čovjek morao iznova otkriti.

    Možda vam se koji put dogodilo da pred nekim kipom ili slikom, pred nekim recima pjesme ili glazbenim ulomkom osjetite neko duboko čuvstvo, osjećaj radosti, da, naime, jasno zapazite kako pred vama nije samo tvar, komad mramora ili bronce, oslikano platno, niz slova ili hrpa zvukova, već nešto veće, nešto što "govori", što je kadro dotaknuti srce, prenijeti neku poruku, uzdići duh. Svako umjetničko djelo je plod stvaralačke sposobnosti ljudskog bića, koji se propitkuje pred vidljivom stvarnošću, pokušava otkriti njezin dublji smisao i saopćiti ga uz pomoć jezika oblika, boja, zvukova. Umjetnost je kadra izraziti i predočiti čovjekovu potrebu da se izdigne iznad onoga što se vidi, očituje žeđ i traženje beskonačnog. Štoviše, ona je poput vrata otvorenih prema beskonačnosti, prema ljepoti i istini koji natkriljuju svakodnevicu. Umjetničko djelo može isto tako otvoriti oči uma i srca i uzdići naš duh prema gore.

    No postoje umjetnički izrazi koji su pravi putovi prema Bogu, najvišoj Ljepoti, štoviše oni nam, u molitvi, pomažu rasti u odnosu s njim. Riječ je o djelima koja se rađaju iz vjere i koja izražavaju vjeru. Primjer za to možemo imati kada posjetimo neku gotičku katedralu: upravo nas ostavljaju bez daha vertikalne linije koje se uzdižu prema nebu i privlače u vis naš pogled i naš duh, dok se, istodobno, mi sami osjećamo maleni, a ipak željni punine… Ili kada uđemo u neku romaničku crkvu: spontano smo tada pozvani na sabranost i molitvu. Zamjećujemo kako je u tim čudesnim zdanjima obuhvaćena vjera mnogih naraštaja. Ili kada slušamo svetu glazbu od koje naše srce ustrepta, duh nam se nekako širi i lakše mu se obratiti Bogu. Pamtim jedan koncert Johanna Sebastiana Bacha, održan u Münchenu, pod ravnanjem Leonarda Bernsteina. Na kraju posljednjeg dijela, jedne od kantata, osjetio sam, ne razumski, već u dubini srca, da mi je ono što sam slušao prenijelo istinu, istinu toga glazbenog velikana i to me potaknulo uzdići hvalu Bogu. Pored mene je sjetio luteranski biskup Münchena i spontano sam mu rekao: "Slušajući ovo shvaća se slijedeće: istina je, prava je vjera tako snažna, a ljepota tako nezadrživo izražava prisutnost Božje istine". Ali koliko nas put slike ili freske, koje su plod umjetnikove vjere, u svojim oblicima, u svojim bojama, u svojem svjetlu, potaknu da upravimo misao k Bogu i da u nama poraste želja da se napajamo na izvoru svake ljepote. Potpuno je istinito ono što je napisao veliki umjetnik Marc Schagall da su umjetnici stoljećima umakali svoj kist u onu šarenu abecedu koja je Biblija. Koliko, dakle, puta umjetnički izrazi mogu biti prilike da se sjetimo Boga, da potpomognu našu molitvu ili također obraćenje srca! Glasoviti francuski pjesnik, dramaturg i diplomat Paul Claudel godine 1886., upravo dok je slušao himan Veliča na božićnoj misi, osjetio je Božju prisutnost. U crkvu ga nije dovela vjera, ušao je u nju da pronađe argumente protiv kršćana, međutim milost je Božja djelovala u njegovu srcu.

    Dragi prijatelji, pozivam vas da ponovno otkrijete važnost toga puta također za molitvu, za naš živi odnos s Bogom. Gradovi i sela u čitavom svijetu sadrže umjetnička blaga koja izražavaju vjeru i podsjećaju nas na povezanost s Bogom. Neka posjet umjetničkim mjestima ne bude samo prigoda za kulturno obogaćivanje – neka bude i to – već neka prije svega postane trenutak milosti, poticaja za jačanje naše povezanosti i našeg dijaloga s Gospodinom, da se zadržimo u razmišljanju – u prijelazu s jednostavne izvanjske stvarnosti na dublju stvarnost koju izražava – o zraci ljepote koja nas pogađa, koja nas malne "ranjava" duboko i poziva nas vinuti se k Bogu. Završavam molitvom iz Psalma 27: "Za jedno molim Jahvu, samo to ja tražim: da živim u Domu Jahvinu sve dane života svoga, da uživam milinu Jahvinu i Dom njegov gledam" (r. 4). Uzdamo se da će nam Gospodin pomoći da promatramo njegovu ljepotu, bilo u naravi bilo u umjetničkim djelima, tako da budemo dotaknuti svjetlom njegova lica, da i mi uzmognemo biti svjetla za našeg bližnjega. Hvala!

    (Benedikt XVI., Opća audijencija, 31. kolovoza 2011.)

              Governor Brownback to veto tax hike        
    IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2017 For more information: Melika Willoughby 785.368.7138 media@ks.gov Governor Sam Brownback issues statement on legislative tax hike Topeka – Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement regarding Senate Bill 30: “I appreciate the efforts of legislators as they continue to work towards balancing the budget, building a school funding formula […]
              Neznáme kozmické žiarenie        

    Neznáme kozmické žiarenie

       Prognózy renomovaných klimatológov sa zhodujú na tom, že ustálené počasie, hlavne v období letných mesiacov, bude pre naÅ¡e podnebné pásmo minulosÅ¥ou. Globálny nárast teploty v zemskej atmosfére o jeden stupeň Celzia zvyÅ¡uje totiž pravdepodobnosÅ¥ živelných katastrof až o 6%. V prípade zvýšenia globálneho oteplenia o 4 - 5 stupňov bude tisíce ľudí v trvalom ohrození života.

       Zamerajme sa vÅ¡ak teraz na iný dôležitý jav, s ktorým treba v nastávajúcom období klimatických zvratov počítaÅ¥. A síce, že na Zem bude prichádzaÅ¥ v zosilnenej miere neviditeľné kozmické žiarenie , ktoré bude zásadne ovplyvňovaÅ¥ psychický stav drvivej väčšiny ľudí. Pritom sa vÅ¡ak práve psychický stav jednotlivcov stane kritériom prežitia v nastávajúcich časoch Å¥ažkého prežívania.

       Akého pôvodu bude toto žiarenie?

       Túto otázku si môže položiÅ¥ v budúcnosti mnoho ľudí. Nájdenie správnej odpovede vÅ¡ak bude vyhradené výlučne tým ľuďom, ktorí budú akceptovaÅ¥ duchovný rozmer ľudského bytia a stali sa vnútorne slobodnými. Spomenuté kozmické žiarenie nebude totiž fyzikálneho pôvodu, ako by sa dalo predpokladaÅ¥, ale pôvodu nadpozemského , a nebude ho možné stotožniÅ¥ so žiadnym fyzikálnym javom, ktorý ľudstvo doposiaľ poznalo. Práve preto nedokážu mnohí ľudia akceptovaÅ¥ reálnu prítomnosÅ¥ tohto žiarenia na svoju vlastnú Å¡kodu. K týmto ľuďom môžu patriÅ¥ aj mnohí uznávaní vedci, ktorí sa natoľko upriamili na analýzu jednotlivostí, že celkom stratili schopnosÅ¥ vnímaÅ¥ bytie ako viacúrovňový celok. Paradoxom môže byÅ¥, že práve jednoduchí, prostí, ba i nevzdelaní ľudia sa ukážu v tomto smere omnoho zrelšími a schopnejšími vysporiadaÅ¥ sa so životom.

       Ako sa bude toto žiarenie prejavovaÅ¥?

       Ako bolo spomenuté, účinky kozmického žiarenia sa budú prejavovaÅ¥ hlavne na ľudskej psychike. Preto bude v dôsledku toho zasiahnuté hlavne ľudské myslenie, ktoré je v súčasnosti hlavným nositeľom väčšiny psychických procesov človeka.

       ÄŒlovek, ktorý sa usiluje o povznesenie svojej mysle v každodennom živote a úprimne sa snaží prekonaÅ¥ túžbou po vlastnom zušľachtení vÅ¡etky myÅ¡lienky závisti, žiadostivosti, žiarlivosti či zúfalej skleslosti, bude kozmickým žiarením nesmierne posilnený. Dokonca bude preto uschopnený prežívaÅ¥ stav neopísateľného psychického upevnenia, a môže sa staÅ¥ veľkou posilou pre svoje okolie. To samozrejme len za predpokladu, že v záťažových životných okolnostiach za žiadnych okolností neklesne na mysli a nebude sa snažiÅ¥ chápaÅ¥ zmysel života skrze čisto rozumové myÅ¡lienkové pochody.

       Takýto človek tiež nadobudne vnútorný pokoj, vďaka ktorému môže vnikaÅ¥ hlboko do jadra vÅ¡etkých podstatných dejov, ktoré sa budú v jeho okolí odohrávaÅ¥. Tento prehľad mu umožní prenikavo účinkovaÅ¥ v zmysle najčistejÅ¡ej a najprenikavejÅ¡ej pomoci blížnym.

       Psychika takéhoto človeka je podobná opevnenej nárazníkovej zóne z tvrdej gumy, ktorá dokáže zniesÅ¥ a rozložiÅ¥ aj najsilnejÅ¡ie tlaky doliehajúce zvonku. Ba dokonca ich odrazí späť.

       Ä½udia temného myÅ¡lienkového zamerania budú kozmickým žiarením doslova zahnaní do kúta, a stanú sa psychicky labilnými. A to až do takej miery, že i najmenÅ¡ie duÅ¡evné otrasy ich dokážu doslova rozhodiÅ¥. Týmto ľuďom sa môžu v dôsledku toho rúcaÅ¥ vzÅ¥ahy s blízkymi ľuďmi, a môže dôjsÅ¥ k vážnemu naruÅ¡eniu sociálnych Å¡truktúr.

       ZjednoduÅ¡ene povedané, ľuďmi nepoznané kozmické žiarenie bude výrazne umocňovaÅ¥ ten druh duÅ¡evného naladenia, ktorý bude u človeka prevažujúci a dominujúci. Je a zostane preto vždy len v rukách každého jednotlivca, ako sa na ňom účinky kozmického žiarenia budú musieÅ¥ prejavovaÅ¥. Žiadny sebaklam nepomôže. Rozhodujúce bude samotné duÅ¡evné naladenie človeka.

       Už i v súčasnosti je možné vnímaÅ¥ účinky spomínaného kozmického žiarenia každému, kto vidieÅ¥ chce. V blízkej dobe sa vÅ¡ak bude vÅ¡etko eÅ¡te viac zosilňovaÅ¥ a zostrovaÅ¥.

       Je možné niečo na pôsobení vesmírneho žiarenia zmeniÅ¥?

       Ani najsilnejÅ¡ie technológie, ktorými disponuje moderná veda, nedokážu na pôsobení kozmického žiarenia zmeniÅ¥ vôbec nič. Je vÅ¡ak možné, že každý človek premenou svojho vnútra vytvorí v sebe takú pôdu, aby ho účinky žiarenia naÅ¡li čo najviac pripraveného, a tým mohlo byÅ¥ zabránené mnohému neÅ¡Å¥astiu.

       Toto je stále v rukách človeka.

       Je to zároveň jeden z najväčších darov, ktorým človek disponuje v otázke svojej budúcnosti a svojho bytia.

       TroÅ¡ka dobrého chcenia môže urobiÅ¥ nevídaný zázrak na ceste k lepÅ¡ej budúcnosti. Je potrebné, aby sme tomu uverili a dokázali toto dobré chcenie v sebe priviesÅ¥ k životu vo forme skutku. Nastáva čas, kedy sa nebudú meniÅ¥ vonkajÅ¡ie okolnosti pôsobiace na život človeka, ale musí sa zmeniÅ¥ človek, ak bude chcieÅ¥ obstáť v nastávajúcom období veľkých zmien.

       M.Å . v spolupráci s www.pre-slovensko.sk


              Katastrofálny stav spoločnosti a hľadanie východísk z neho        

    Katastrofálny stav spoločnosti a hľadanie východísk z neho


       Súčasná spoločnosÅ¥ sa nachádza v nesmiernom úpadku. Môžeme si ho ilustrovaÅ¥ jedným, možno banálnym, ale výstižným príkladom, poukazujúcim na hlboký hodnotový prepad, ku ktorému doÅ¡lo v pomerne krátkom časovom horizonte 10 –15 rokov.

       Keď sme sa totiž pred 10 – 15 rokmi spýtali nejakého malého dieÅ¥aÅ¥a, čo robí jeho otec, spravidla odpovedalo: Môj otec je murár, lekár, Å¡ofér, učiteľ a podobne. Inými slovami, zaoberá sa činnosÅ¥ou, ktorou prináša do spoločnosti určité užitočné hodnoty.

       Keď vÅ¡ak túto otázku položíme menším deÅ¥om dnes, mnohé z nich odpovedia: Môj otecko zarába peniažky. O čom to svedčí?

       O nesmierne hlbokom posune smerom nadol, v ktorom sa pre mnohých ľudí stáva nepodstatným vytváranie užitočných hodnôt pre spoločnosÅ¥, ale za jednu a jedinú hodnotu považujú iba peniaze. Peniaze, ktoré sa koniec koncov dajú získaÅ¥ aj inak, ako poctivou prácou. Len nech sú a nech ich dosÅ¥.

       Uvážme vÅ¡ak, že ak sme takto hodnotovo hlboko posunuli smerom nadol v pomerne krátkom časovom rozmedzí 10 – 15 rokov, čo dokážu deti svojim pozorovacím talentom reflektovaÅ¥ v jednej jedinej výstižnej vete, ako hlboko asi duchovne upadlo ľudstvo v dlhÅ¡om časovom horizonte 30. 40. 50., alebo 70. rokov?

       Iba postupné zužovanie duÅ¡evného obzoru, ktoré kráča ruka v ruke s takýmto katastrofálnym duchovným pádom nám neumožňuje vnímaÅ¥ jeho hroznú hĺbku. To je tiež dôvod, prečo mnohí ľudia odmietavo krútia hlavami, ak sa im začne niečo hovoriÅ¥ o duchovnom úpadku.

       Väčšina z nich totiž spravidla vníma veci iba povrchne a preto, vidiac pred sebou najmodrenejÅ¡ie autá, neobmedzené možnosti cestovaÅ¥, krajÅ¡ie bývanie, internet a iné technické vymoženosti a eÅ¡te mnoho iného, na základe trblietavého lesku týchto vonkajších vecí nie sú jednoducho ochotní pripustiÅ¥, že by to snáď mohlo byÅ¥ až také zlé. Naopak, oproti minulosti sa im to javí ako pokrok.

       Ak sa vÅ¡ak pozrieme na veci troÅ¡ku hlbÅ¡ie pod povrch, nemožno si nevÅ¡imnúť onen spomínaný, obrovský hodnotový prepad v každodenných medziľudských vzÅ¥ahoch a to vo vÅ¡etkých oblastiach života. Ľudia síce kedysi mali hmotne naozaj menej, ale boli oveľa srdečnejší, vzájomne ústretovejší a ochotní si pomôcÅ¥, jednoducho povedané, boli oveľa lepší. Za hmotný pokrok platíme príliÅ¡ vysokú daň, ktorou je strata ľudskosti. Je potom naozaj takýto pokrok možné vôbec nazvaÅ¥ pokrokom?

       Ãno, ľudská civilizácia budí pri povrchnom pohľade zdanie rozkvetu, ale vo svojom vnútri je zasiahnutá rozkladom, nadobúdajúcim doslova tragické rozmery. NaÅ¡a civilizácia sa v skutku podobá nabielenej, honosnej a majestátne navonok pôsobiacej hrobke, ktorá je vÅ¡ak vo svojom vnútri plná hniloby a najrôznejÅ¡ej nečistoty.

       Tak napríklad konkrétne Å¡kolstvo sa stalo iba bezduchým vymývaním mozgov informáciami, z ktorých sa v praktickom živote využije iba zlomok. Zdravotníctvo sa zvrhlo na tupé potláčanie dôsledkov, bez poznania skutočných príčin. Jeho osobitou kapitolou je farmaceutický priemysel, ktorého úlohou v skutočnosti nie je liečiÅ¥ a vyliečiÅ¥, ale čo najdlhÅ¡ie udržiavaÅ¥ pri živote potencionálnych klientov, ktorí sa nastavením na určitý druh udržiavacej „liečby“ stávajú istým zdrojom príjmov po celý ich ďalší život.

       Ale poďme ďalej: Bankovníctvo sa snaží bezpracne zarobiÅ¥ čo najviac tým, že sa iným požičiavajú požičané peniaze. Podnikateľská sféra je skrivená snahou väčšiny takzvaných podnikateľov vyžmýkaÅ¥ zo svojich zamestnancov čo najväčší výkon za čo najmenej peňazí. Právne služby sa stali sofistikovaným zlodejstvom, kde sa namiesto službe pravde a spravodlivosti slúži tomu, kto viac zaplatí. A tak ďalej a tak ďalej. Pokrivené, znetvorené a základného rozmeru človečenstva sú v skutočnosti a vo svojej skrytej vnútornej podstate zbavené vÅ¡etky odvetvia ľudskej činnosti. Takéto niečo je vÅ¡ak istou cestou do záhuby.

       Ako teda zastaviÅ¥ tento úpadok a nasmerovaÅ¥ spoločnosÅ¥ nahor? Ja osobne vidím dve cesty. Prvou z nich je cesta osvieteného vládcu. Nie je tomu totiž tak dávno, kedy sa Tomáš Garique Masaryk snažil vybudovaÅ¥ spoločnosÅ¥ na reÅ¡pektovaní Zákonov Božích. A ak odhliadneme od vÅ¡etkých chýb, ktoré sa v danom období urobili, úplne rovnaké tendencie mal aj prvý Slovenský Å¡tát.

       SnažiÅ¥ sa vybudovaÅ¥ spoločnosÅ¥ na reÅ¡pektovaní Zákonov Božích! To je čosi nevídaného a v dneÅ¡nej dobe priam neuveriteľného! Žiaľ, odvtedy ľudstvo nesmierne hlboko duchovne upadlo, takže je skutočne otázkou, nakoľko reálnou je objavenie sa osvieteného vládcu v dneÅ¡nej dobe. Každopádne ale táto možnosÅ¥ zostáva naďalej jednou z možností.

       Druhou, omnoho reálnejÅ¡ou cestou je cesta zdola, spočívajúca v žití skutočných, pravých a budujúcich hodnôt, ako je spravodlivosÅ¥, česÅ¥, ľudskosÅ¥, srdečnosÅ¥, ústretovosÅ¥ a snaha pomáhaÅ¥ iným. Jedine život v súlade s týmito hodnotami môže totiž, ako to jediné, zastaviÅ¥ súčasný úpadok spoločnosti a nasmerovaÅ¥ ju nahor.

       Lebo aj napriek spomínanému úpadku, ktorý zhubne zasiahol vÅ¡etky odvetvia ľudskej činnosti, v každom z nich sa predsa len nachádzajú ľudia, ktorí dokázali zostaÅ¥ vnútorne verní vyÅ¡Å¡ie spomínaným ideálom. Ľudia, ktorí sa cítia sa vo svojom okolí osamotení, pretože sa nemôžu stotožniÅ¥ s tým, čo sa deje vôkol nich.

       Sú to ale práve oni, čo tuÅ¡ia veľkú pravdu, spočívajúcu vo fakte, že iba život, v ktorom sa ľudia riadia vyššími hodnotami, môže nasmerovaÅ¥ spoločnosÅ¥ k výšinám, k skutočnému, reálnemu a dlhodobo udržateľnému rozvoju a pokroku. Že jedine takýto život má skutočný význam a skutočnú hodnotu.

       Ãno, je to presne tak! SpravodlivosÅ¥, česÅ¥, ľudskosÅ¥ a snaha pomáhaÅ¥ iným majú pre vzostup spoločnosti omnoho väčší význam, ako ten najprevratnejší vedecko technický rozvoj bez elementárnych mravných zásad.

       A ak sa život podľa vyÅ¡Å¡ie spomínaných, morálnych zásad spojí s poznaním Zákonov stvorenia, takéto vzájomné prepojenie vytvorí pevný základný kameň novej, zdravej, prosperujúcej a trvalo sa rozvíjajúcej spoločnosti. Pod poznaním Zákonov stvorenia nie je vÅ¡ak myslená prísluÅ¡nosÅ¥ k nejakej konkrétnej cirkvi, alebo inej duchovnej organizácii. Je tým myslené objektívne, jasné a vecné poznanie Zákonitostí, ktoré hýbu univerzom.

       Jednoducho povedané, obrodenie naÅ¡ej spoločnosti, obrodenie každého jednotlivého odboru ľudskej činnosti spočíva v rukách jednotlivcov, ktorí sú ochotní žiÅ¥ svoj život podľa vyšších morálnych zásad. Z nich, z týchto jednotlivcov sa totiž skladá spoločnosÅ¥. Čím ich bude viac, tým bude spoločnosÅ¥ lepÅ¡ia a zdravÅ¡ia. Je to naozaj veľmi jednoduché.

       V súvislosti s hospodárskou krízou odznelo napríklad z úst mnohých politikov, dokonca na tých najvyšších postoch  a nie len u nás, ale aj v zahraničí, že súčasná kríza je predovÅ¡etkým krízou hodnôt. To je skutočne pravda!

       Ako sa ale táto kríza na celom svete vo vÅ¡eobecnosti rieÅ¡i? Iba čisto ekonomickými a hmotnými opatreniami, napríklad Å¡rotovným a podobne. To znamená, dielčím, nekomplexným a teda nedostatočným spôsobom. 

       Ak je totiž dneÅ¡ná kríza naozaj krízou hodnôt a ak by bol vskutku záujem o jej komplexné a úspeÅ¡né rieÅ¡enie, toto rieÅ¡enie by malo vyplynúť z veľkej celonárodnej diskusie o nevyhnutnej zmene hierarchie hodnotového rebríčka spoločnosti. Lebo práve tie hodnoty, ktoré sme doposiaľ uznávali a preferovali krízu  v skutočnosti spôsobili.

       K niečomu podobnému vÅ¡ak nikde na svete nedoÅ¡lo. VÅ¡etky opatrenia proti kríze boli iba ekonomické a svet vo vÅ¡eobecnosti ďalej žije a verí tým hodnotám, ktorým veril a ktorým žil doposiaľ. A hoci ekonomické opatrenia môžu priniesÅ¥ určité čiastočné, či už krátkodobé, alebo hoci aj dlhodobejÅ¡ie rieÅ¡enia, podobný prístup je v podstate iba zárodkom novej, budúcej a pravdepodobne eÅ¡te omnoho väčšej krízy.

       Na teraz nám teda naozaj nezostáva nič iného, ako spomínaná cesta zdola, ktorá vÅ¡ak ani zďaleka nie je tak bezvýznamná a tak bez možnosti vplyvu na dianie v spoločnosti, ako by sa mohlo zdaÅ¥. Veď napríklad i Kristus, ktorý chcel svojim učením taktiež obrodiÅ¥ vtedajÅ¡iu spoločnosÅ¥, neÅ¡iel cestou zhora, čiže cez elity a vládne posty spoločnosti, ale považoval za omnoho efektívnejÅ¡iu cestu zdola, vedúcu cez prostých a jednoduchých ľudí, ktorí by svojim osobným, čestným a spravodlivým životom dokázali obrodiÅ¥ spoločnosÅ¥ zdola. Táto cesta je aktuálnou i dnes. Treba ňou iba vykročiÅ¥.   

       M.Å . priaznivec stránky : www.ao-institut.cz


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              Comment on U.S. State Department Buys 2500 Kindles ($16.5 Million No-Bid Contract) For Libraries and Ed Centers by Why is the U.S. State Department paying Amazon $16.5 million for 2,500 Kindles? — paidContent        
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              Harry Reid Now Spreading Baseless Claim that Koch Brothers Don't Pay Corporate Taxes        
    Senate majority leader Harry Reid has a whole page on his official Senate.gov website devoted to revealing "THE FACTS ABOUT THE KOCH BROTHERS." One of the alleged facts promoted on Reid's website is that the Kochs do not pay any corporate taxes: “They are known for bankrolling conservative, Libertarian and Tea Party causes and became poster boys for corporate tax reform last year when an Obama Administration official suggested Koch is organized as an S Corp. and so pays no corporate level taxes.” The claim that the Koch brothers don't pay corporate income taxes was first made by former White...
              DavNor gov pushes for development of Samal Island as investment haven        
    DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 October) — Smarting from the fallout of the Sept. 21 kidnapping in Samal Island, Davao Del Norte governor Rodolfo del Rosario has pushed for development plans that will position the province’s main tourist attraction as an investment haven in Mindanao. In his message during the Brunei, Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area Trade […]
              Tarun Gogoi sworn in as the Assam Chief Minister for third term        
    PTI, Guwahati, 18 May : Congress leader Tarun Gogoi was today sworn in as the Chief Minister of Assam for the third successive term by Governor J B Patnaik at the Raj Bhawan here.
    The Governor administered the oath of office and secrecy to 75-year-old Gogoi in Assamese at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhawan.
    Union DoNER Minister Bijoy Krishna Handique, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and Assam Pradesh Congress President Bhubaneswar Kalita were among those who attended the swearing-in ceremony.
    Gogoi, wearing white kurta and pyjama and a waistcoat, came with wife Dolly, son Gaurav and daughter Chandrima at the function.
    He is scheduled to visit Delhi to get his list of ministers finalised by Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
    77 newly-elected Congress MLAs, 12 MLAs of ally Bodoland Peoples'' Front''s led by Hagrama Mohilary, senior civil, police and army officials attended the event.

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    More banks in the North East soon, says RBI Gov Subbarao
    Agartala, 18 May : Villages in the North East states, with population of more than 2000 would be covered under banking service soon, RBI Governor D Subbarao said here today.
    Most of the rural areas in the country, especially the North East are out of the cover of banking service, he said, adding that the number of banks in the region was very less.
    "Twenty five per cent of the banks in the country should be rural areas but only 5 per cent of rural habitations in the country come under the banking service, which is not good for the banks, for governments or people," he said at the inaugural programme of a RBI sub-office here.
    "The banks in the country are facing a big challenge of financial inclusion without which banks cannot be stable.
    Financial inclusion is necessary for poverty alleviation and financial stability. န Photo : Parthajit Dutta

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    Justice M Muzammel Hossain sworn in as new Chief Justice
    Dhaka, 18 May : Justice Md. Muzammel Hossain was sworn in today as new Chief Justice of Bangladesh. President Zillur Rahman administered the oath to newly appointed Chief Justice Md. Muzammel Hossain at a simple ceremony at Bangabhaban.
    Earlier, President Zillur Rahman appointed Justice Md. Muzammel Hossain as the 20th Chief Justice of the country to replace Justice ABM Khairul Haque who went on retirement.

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    'Bangla Tuli'- an exhibition by B'deshi artists opens in Delhi
    ANI, New Delhi, 18 May : As part of the joint celebrations commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, an exhibition of paintings by eight artists from Bangladesh was inaugurated in New Delhi today at the Lalit Kala Akademi.
    Secretary Culture, Government of India Jawhar Sarkar inaugurated the exhibition Bangla-Tuli in the presence of Mahbub Hassan Saleh, Deputy High Commissioner, Bangladesh High Commission.
    Speaking on the occasion, Sarkar said, the whole idea of jointly celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Tagore is that he is part of the common heritage between the two countries- India and Bangladesh.
    "Tagore was the first non-white human being to get the coveted Nobel Prize from the sub-continent," he added.
    Remembering Tagore as a voice against oppression, Sarkar said with a view to break free the bondage of alphabet, Tagore took up paintings at a later stage.
    Describing Rabindranath as the greatest cultural icon in the world, Hassan Saleh said: "The cultural bondage between the two countries are inseparable as it was deeply rooted in our hearts that cannot be divided.
    He thanked the Lalit Kala Akademi for holding such camp and hope more such camps would be held in future to bring the artists of Bangladesh and India closer.
    The exhibition will continue till 23 May.

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    Speaker Meira Kumar unveils Tagore's bronze bust in Seoul
    PTI, Seoul , 18 May : Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar unveiled a bronze bust of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in Seoul today, marking the growing Indo-Korean relations.
    Kumar, who is in Seoul for the G20 Speakers' Conference, conveyed India''s appreciation to President of Republic of Korea Lee Myung-bak for the friendly gesture on the 150th anniversary of the poet-philosopher.
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    B'desh, Bhutan signs air service modernization agreement
    UNB, Dhaka, 18 May : Bangladesh and Bhutan Wednesday signed an agreement relating to the modernization of the air services between the two countries.
    Chairman of the Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority Air Commodore Mahmud Hossain and Director General of Bhutan’s Civil Aviation Phala Dorji signed the deal at the Civil Aviation Head Office here on behalf of their respective governments. Civil Aviation Minister GM Qader speaking on the occasion said so long Bhutan used to operate four flights a week from Paro to Bangkok via Dhaka. After the agreement Bhutan Airlines will enjoy the facilities to use any airport of Bangladesh. Similarly, Bangladesh will also enjoy the same facilities.
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    Several top officials of Left Front regime resign their posts
    Kolkata, 18 May : A number of top officials of the Left Front regime have resigned from their posts with the Trinamool Congress-led government coming into power in West Bengal.
    Among those who have already put in their papers are Subrata Sen, vice-chairman of 'Nabadiganta Industrial township', Nikhil Ranjan Banerjee, 'WEBEL' chairman, Sanat Chattopadhyay, 'Bangla Academy' secretary, Tarun Majumder, advisor of 'Nandan' (West Bengal film centre) and Niranjan Saha, director of 'Calcutta State Transport Corporation'.
    Besides, 'West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation' director Sudhangshu Sil, chairman of 'Calcutta Tramways Company' Rajdeo Goala and Director of 'Higher Secondary Council' Subimol Sen have also resigned, according to special secretary in the information and cultural affairs department Niloy Ghosh.
    Niloy Babu said among those who have expressed their desire to resign include Satyajit Ray state archive' curator Partha Raha, and Director of 'Mass media Centre' Krishna Dhar.

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    Sonia unlikely to attend Mamata''s swearing-in ceremony
    PTI, New Delhi, 18 May : Congress President Sonia Gandhi is unlikely to attend the swearing-in of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee as West Bengal Chief Minister in Kolkata on Friday, party sources said today.
    Home Minister P Chidambaram is expected to represent the Congress at the function along with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and CWC member Shakeel Ahmed, who is in-charge of party affairs in West Bengal, the sources said. The decision on the issue of Congress participation in the government will be taken by tomorrow, they said, adding the indications are positive.

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    Binayak gets Korean award, says he always "anti-violence"
    PTI, New Delhi, 18 May : Civil rights activist Dr Binayak Sen today said he condemns violence by all agencies but opposes branding under the single category of Maoism the multi-hued resistance to "forced takeover of indigenous land" in India.
    In his acceptance speech after receiving the 2011 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights in South Korea, he also said he was "never disloyal" to the people of his country.
    "I condemn, unequivocally, all violence by any and all individuals and agencies. I believe that violence is an invalid and unsustainable approach to achieving goals, whether these are the goals of the state or the goals of individuals operating outside the law," he said. "Because the state is sworn to uphold the Constitution, I believe we are entitled to hold agents of the state to a higher standard than we hold outlaws," Sen, recently freed on bail by the Supreme Court in a sedition case, said.
    He said India is considered around the world as a rapidly developing country. But eight Indian provinces alone have more poor people than 26 African nations put together. "As a physician what concerns me is that such absolute poverty among such large numbers of people really translates into a major health disaster the proportions of which can only be called genocidal," he said.
    Sen said the same section of people who are victims of poverty-induced malnutrition now face the threat as global finance capital embarks on its latest phase of expansion.
    "The forced takeover of indigenous land is being met with resistance that is multi-hued, yet the state has chosen to brand it under the single category of Maoist, and has met it with brutality and human rights violations," he said.
    Dr Sen also said he was determined to fight the case against him till it is finally established that his actions were always in the interest of justice with equity and were "never seditious in nature".
    He also appealed to the people of South Korea to oppose the Posco steel project in Orissa, which he said, "threatens the livelihood of thousands of agriculturists, workers and small businesses in the area besides devastating the local environment and ecology."
    The Gwangju prize, which carries a sum of USD 50,000, is awarded each year on May 18 - anniversary of the May 1980 Gwangju democratic uprising - to a person or organisation who has made significant contributions in the field of human rights and democracy. Among past awardees were Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. န File Photo : AP
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    Qatar airways launch daily Kolkata-Doha flights from 27July
    PTI, New Delhi, 18 May : Premier UAE airline Qatar Airways would launch daily flights between Kolkata and Doha from July this year, taking the number of Indian cities it operates to 12.
    The daily flights to Kolkata would begin from 27 July, taking the total number of flights to 95 per week from the present 88 from 11 Indian cities, an airline spokesperson said. The airline''s decision to fly to Kolkata is part of its overall expansion plans for this year when it would launch services to several new routes.

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    Ghai wants to work again with Rituparno after 'Noukadubi'
    PTI, Kolkata, 18 May : After producing Rituparno Ghosh''s film on Rabindranath Tagore''s Noukadubi, to be released on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of the poet, Subhash Ghai said he would like to work with the filmmaker again.
    "I am happy with the way Rituparno, undoubtedly one of the most talented filmmakers of the country, has weaved magic with Tagore''s story on celluloid. I also like the rich imagery the director employed," Ghai told PTI.

    Speaking after the music launch of the Bengali version of the film aboard a boat in the Ganga ahead of its release next Friday, Ghai said as part of his endeavour to promote "culturally rich cinema" he would like to work with Rituparno again.
    Ghai even hinted that talks were already on with the National Award winning director for another film.
    "Yes, things can even start by the end of this year or in another year''s time, but I can''t shed more light on the subject or anything else. That will be too premature," said Ghai. He said he was ready to collaborate if approached with good scripts and work with the directorial talents of Bengal and encourage creative efforts. "I want to take good Bengali cinema to a global scale," Ghai, producer of acclaimed films like ''Iqbal'' by Nagesh Kukunoor, said.
    Coming to ''Noukadubi'', Ghai recalled that he first saw the film after shooting was over at studio and the imagery, the execution of the complex tale of cross-wired lovers, the boatwreck and the haunting music impressed him immensely.
    As for the Hindi version of the film ''Kashmakash'', Ghai said Gulzar had beautifully transliterated the Bengali lyrics of Tagore which he described as one of his best works till date.

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              New Trump web page asks Americans if they want to ax National Park Service, other key land agencies        
    A new White House web page asks Americans which agencies they'd like to dismantle. Among the choices: the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other critical environmental departments. Here's how we should respond.

    The Trump administration has again shifted its war on conservation, this time taking aim at the pillars of America's public lands: the National Park Service and other agencies. 

    Lost amid the furor over the White House's attacks on national monuments, the EPA and the Arctic, a recent executive order asks the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to "eliminate unnecessary agencies" in the name of streamlining government. 

    Shockingly, the White House's first step is simply...asking people which agencies they want to get rid of. Rarely do we see attacks on lands, waters and wildlife in such a stark and unmediated light. But sure enough, the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and numerous others are among those you can select to "eliminate" through a new whitehouse.gov portal between now and June 12.

    See how to tell the White House you REJECT its attack on public land agencies

    Why would we eliminate the agency that protects places like Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park? Credit: Mason Cummings (TWS).

    This survey is in keeping with the worldview of an administration that has previously advised starvation-diet funding for conservation agencies and programs, even though they are considered to provide a great return on taxpayer investment. 

    As Americans we need to get involved in this survey and let the Trump administration know that we would never want to eliminate any of the critical agencies that protect our wildlands and our clean air and water.

    Eliminating our environmental agencies goes hand-in-hand with Trump and Congress' agenda to give more of our public lands away to fossil fuel companies and other developers. Anti-conservation members of Congress are already working with Trump to undo protections for wildlands across the nation. These efforts have included shutting the public out of decisions about drilling, mining and logging on our public lands; and opening the Arctic Ocean to drilling.

    Among many other consequences, if land agencies are eliminated or severely cut, it could...

    • make understaffed parks vulnerable to crime and vandalism
    • further hamper the ability of the Forest Service to fight wildfires while still running crucial conservation programs
    • starve recovery efforts for endangered species in national wildlife refuges
    • leave trails and roads in a state of disrepair

    The Trump administration keeps moving the goalposts on what is considered extreme behavior, but we can't afford to let outrageous anti-public lands attacks become the new normal. Please take a minute to tell the White House you REJECT its attack on public land agencies


    Leave a comment for the Trump White House: Don't kill our land agencies

    1) Go to this White House page and select "-NONE-" for which agencies to cut or eliminate

    2) When you're asked for your reasoning or other comments or ideas, select "-NA-" and let the Trump administration know that they should not only keep our land agencies whole—but give them much-needed and long-delayed funding to do the critical conservation work our public lands need.  


    Stay tuned for more on this developing threat.  

     

    A recent executive order could "eliminate unnecessary agencies" in the name of streamlining government. 

    Photo illustration; Trump photo by Matt Johnson, flickr.


              MRS 014 My Ruby Story Noel Rappin        

    MRS 014 Noel Rappin

    Today's episode is a My Ruby Story with Noel Rappin. Noel talked about his contributions to the Ruby community and how they explore new technologies like Elixir. Listen to learn more about Noel!

    [00:01:40] – Introduction to Noel Rappin

    Noel is in episodes 30, which was about Software Craftsmanship. He was also on episode 185, which was about Rails 4 Test Prescriptions. And then, the latest one was 281, which was about Take My Money.

    [00:02:45] – How did you get into programming?

    Noel is a stereotypical nerdy kid so he started programming when he was young. He had afterschool classes in Applesoft BASIC at a place near their house. He had TRS-80 and Texas Instruments, and a couple of other things.

    [00:03:35] – Computer Science degree

    Noel has a Computer Science degree and a Ph.D. from the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, which was in the intersection of user interface design and Ed tech. He was designing interfaces for teaching, specifically for teaching engineers and developers.

    [00:04:15] – How did you get into Ruby?

    Noel came out of grad school immediately and went to a small web development company. He started hearing about Rails in about 2005. Having been one of the people who have done a lot of the Java-Struts web development that Rails was created in opposition to, Noel searched it up pretty quickly. But he started using it in 2005 or 2006 for some internal tools for his team.

    He built a test tracker and other things that his team is using internally. He built a couple of web apps for them to collaborate because they were working with some developers in Poland. And as he got comfortable with it, he contracted to do a Ruby on Rails book and got a full-time professional Ruby job.

    [00:06:30] – What is it about Ruby that got you excited?

    Noel has always like scripting languages and dynamic languages. He did a lot of work on Python for a while. It was extraordinary how quickly you do things in Rails compared to Java tools, even compared to Django, which was more or less contemporaneous. Ruby emphasized testing and Rails was very similar to some of the tools that he was building in Python.

    [00:08:50] – Books and contributions to the Ruby community

    Noel had a book which was out of date, 30 to 40 seconds after it was published. It’s normal in this industry. Sometime after that, he started publishing Rails Test Prescriptions and submitted it to the Pragmatic Bookshelf, and they purchased it. They published Rails Test Prescription 6 years. After that, he did a series of self-published JavaScript books called Master Space and Time with JavaScript.

    They are also out of date but they’re free now. He also did a self-published book about projects called Trust-Driven Development that you can still get. He did a book about purchasing, handling money and web purchases, and mostly this API called Take My Money, which came out last summer.

    Noel is currently working on a Rails 5 Test Prescriptions, which will include all the new Rails 5.1. It will come out this fall.

    [00:10:35] – Table XI

    Noel works at Table XI, which is a web consulting firm in Chicago with about 35 people. They do Rails development, websites, mobile development and a lot of React Native development. They build websites for companies that are not web software companies but companies that need web pages like non-profit or start-ups. They like to focus on solid business problems in software, rather than technology problems in software.

    [00:11:15] – What are you working on these days?

    Noel has his own podcast called Tech Done Right. The latest episode was with Michael Feathers. There is also an episode with somebody who is in charge of the Medicare Program under President Obama, who was actually the person who was called in to fix healthcare.gov and had some interesting stories about what that was like from a software manager perspective.

    From the development side, Noel has been doing a lot of Rails development, some JavaScript development, building purchase-sides for nonprofit, and doing a lot of upgrade work recently.

    [00:12:40] – Rails upgrades story

    This upgrade was for a Rails 2 application that was still in active development. The Rails community, at one point, was so bad at managing upgrades. And now, it does seem like the community has gotten better at managing new tools without breaking old ones. The security needs have pushed people towards the best practices.

    [00:14:15] – Ruby and Elixir

    Like a lot of Ruby companies, they’ve been exploring what the next tools are. They ran an Elixir project. It’s originally an internal prototype, which is a great way to get new technologies into the company. They wound up building a small project that was largely API focused. That’s the kind of thing that Rails is not super great at. They’re exploring what to do with front-end because there’s a sharp understanding of what Ruby on Rails is good for and what might be the purview of other tools. Elixir does a couple of things that Ruby doesn’t do very well. A lot of people who start with Ruby can learn a lot from going off to a functional language like Elixir or something that has a pattern-matching type of language like Elixir.

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              Rock-ansambel KRUIZ / Легендарная рок-группа КРУИЗ 21.10.2017 - 22.10.2017 -         

    Rock-ansambel KRUIZ

    Legendaarse rock-ansambli „KRUIZ“ asutas 1980.aastal produtsent Matvei AnitÅ¡kin ansambli „Molodõje golosa“ („Noored hääled“) baasil. 
    “KRUIZ” - esimene Venemaa rock-ansambel, mis suutis oma loomingus ühendada professionaalse liv-kõla, stiili ja karismaatilisuse. 
    „KRUIZ“ kompositsioonidele on omane tekstide lüürilisus ja kitarrisoolo elementidega karm saade, üldkokkuvõttes sarnane meloodilisele rockile.  
    Ansamblil oli mitu epohhi: kuldne koosseis, trio (heave metal) ja nagu räägib Matvei Anitškin „KRUIZ“ heade ja erinevate aegade epohh.
    Kuldsesse koosseisu kuulusid: Aleksandr Monin – vokaal, Valeri Gaina – kitarr, Matvei AnitÅ¡kin – klahvpillid, seejärel Sergei SarõtÅ¡ev – klahvpillid, Aleksandr Kirnitski – basskitarr, seejärel Oleg KuzmitÅ¡jov – basskitarr, Vsevolod Koroljuk  (teises versioonis Nikolai TÅ¡unussov) – trummid. 35 aasta vältel on ansambli koosseis pidevalt muutunud.
    Täna eksisteerib üks „KRUIZ“. Ansambel levitab 80-datel aastatel kirjutatud muusikat, mil ilmusid sellised hitid kui: „Krutitsja voltÅ¡ok“ («Крутится волчок» - Keerleb vurr), „Muzõka Nevõ“ («Музыка Невы» - Neeva Muusika), „Kto-to že dolžen“ («Кто-то же должен» - Keegi ju peab), â€žViza dlja Kruiza“ («Виза для Круиза» - Viisa Kruizile), „Stremlenije“ («Стремление» - Püüdlus) ja paljud muud, kuid juba teise kõlaga.  
    Kaasaegse „KRUIZ“ meeskonda kuuluvad: produtsent Matvei AnitÅ¡kin (vahest ka klahvpillid), heliprodutsent, virtuoosist kitarrist – Dmitri TÅ¡etvergov, Valeri Anohhin – vokaal (paljudele muusikaarmastajatele tuntud rockooperi „Jeesus Kristus superstaar“ ja paljude teiste peavokalist), Oleg KuzmitÅ¡jov – basskitarr, Mihhail SauÅ¡ev – klahvpillid, Nikolai TÅ¡unussov – trummid. Antud etapil tegi Dmitri TÅ¡etvergov suure töö „KRUIZ“ klassikaliste trekkide kohandamisel kaasaegse kõlaga.   

    „KRUIZ“ täna – armastatud trekkide uus kõla
    „KRUIZ“ täna – unustamatute hittide uus energia!
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              How Health Information Technology Helps Family Caregivers        



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    Health Information Technology (HIT) assists family caregivers to organize care for their child with special needs.  Find out what HIT is, how it works, and the pros/cons of consent. 

    Defining HIT 
    In a nutshell, health information technology means to use health information in an electronic form on the computer/flash drive, app., etc.  Doctors can use HIT to prescribe medications, share information with other physicians and hospitals etc.  Families may be able to set appointments and store information.  Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are medical records available online to doctors, or through patient portals that families can access.


    Source http://www.intelichart.com/blog/himss-report-on-patient-engagement-highlights-patient-portals

     
    Why using HIT is important 
    HIT can share information between doctors, and also between doctors and families.  This is especially important for children who need complex care.  Complex medical care means that one condition, or medication, could affect others.  Tracking healthcare by using HIT also means the child may not have to go through the same test or procedure twice.  It is essential that family caregivers make sure that the information is correct, or ask for a correction, so everyone has the same information.  Please note that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) contains protections to avoid unauthorized access to private health information.


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    Consent-Pros & Cons 
    Family caregivers should know that they must agree whether or not to share medical information.  It is important that all doctors have access to needed information.  But at times only part of a record is needed by certain providers, like a school nurse.  Family caregivers can decide to share with one doctor or a health “system” such as a hospital or clinic, particularly if they see a different doctor each time.  Also family caregivers can withdraw consent at any time.  Parents can also “opt out” from sharing information from the start.  They need to remember, though, if something happens and a patient can’t communicate, having an EHR will help.   
     
    HIT has been shown to reduce medication errors, medical errors, and result in better outcomes.  Having all of a child’s health information in one place helps coordinate care.  Most importantly, this results in better overall healthcare for children with disabilities. 
     
     Resources:
    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) – how information is protected
     
    Health Information Technology Tools & Resources
     

    The Office of Civil Rights “Your Health Information Privacy Rights” www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/consumer_rights.pdf
     
     
     
     
    Healthcare.gov - tips on preventing fraud
     
     
     
    Statewide Parent Advocacy factsheet
     
     

    Remain Hopeful,
     
    Lauren   
     
    Lauren Agoratus is a parent/advocate who works for the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network and serves as the NJ Coordinator for Family Voices (www.spanadvocacy.org), a national network that works to “keep families at the center of children’s healthcare” at www.familyvoices.org or FB www.facebook.com/pages/Family-Voices-Inc-National/137783182902269.  She also serves as NJ representative supporting caregivers across the lifespan for the Caregiver Action Network (formerly National Family Caregivers Association) in a volunteer capacity at http://caregiveraction.org/ or FB www.facebook.com/CaregiverActionNetwork.


              FIB 2009 – Sábado- Balanço Geral – Saldo Negativo        
    Podia se esperar tudo, menos a ausência dos Titãs. Boatos vão, boatos vem, ninguém sabe o que realmente aconteceu, e talvez nunca saibamos. É fato: sem Titãs a animação mudou pra todo mundo. Até eu pensei em não ir mais (seria a segunda vez que eu não iria pra um dia de FIB nos 5 anos de evento, a primeira vez foi no dia de Charlie Brown Jr., na terceira edição, eu acho).
    Mas, resolvemos ir. Não tínhamos nada a perder além da noite de sono e doisrreal de inflamação na garganta.

    Achamos que iríamos encontrar ingresso de 10, 5 reais. Mas não. Hélio comprou o dele de 20, “na promoção” ainda. Tinha mais cambista do que gente querendo entrar, o que já me deixou preocupada porque comecei a prever que iria ser a pior noite de todos os tempos.

    A entrada estava esculhambada ontem: a revista era a base do sorteio, o pessoal que trabalhava nos portões estavam perdidos, confusos e eu pensei: “essa porra não vai dar certo”.

    Pra quem reclamou do frio, TOMA! Acho que nunca senti nada congelante daquele jeito na minha vida (exceto uma vez que voltamos a pé do lendário Agosto de Rock).

    Ontem eu não apareci na tenda. Não soube de nada que me atraísse ate lá.

    Chegamos nas duas últimas músicas da Formidável Família Musical. De longe, achei um saco, mas é uma opinião beeem superficial, já que não consegui ver quase nada.

    D2 entrou no palco e o som não parou um minuto. Minhas expectativas foram superadas: o show não chegou nem perto de ser irritante (e eu não estava bêbada), a set list era tudo que eu esperava, ótimos momentos relembrado o Planet Hemp, interação com o público foi sensacional. Vi gente reclamando que as músicas pareciam todas iguais e que era a maioria playback. Discordo com as duas opiniões. D2 brinca com vários ritmos, coloca ginga nas canções... além disso, valorizar o DJ, abusar do sampler, do scratch, não é fazer playback. E o cara cantou muito. Destaque para a performance solo de Fernandinho Beat Box que foi looonga, mas muito divertida, incluindo a brincadeira com a Seven Nation Army, do White Stripes. A recepção do público foi calorosa, a arena encheu, mas foi inevitável pensar como seria muito melhor se tivesse Titãs. Enfim, nota 10 pro show do D2.


    Aí entra Carlinhos Brown, e com ele a grande tensão: “o que vai vir agora?” Eu ainda não entendi qual ideia de trazer Carilnhos Brown. Com certeza transcede o fato de ser mais uma atração a ser chamada para o FIB, penso que existem interesses comerciais com a Rede Bahia por trás de tudo isso. Isso porque existem infinitas bandas de pop, pop rock, MPB no país, e qual seria a razão de trazer uma pessoa que o repertório de músicas cantadas é, em sua maioria, de axé? Aí ele começou relambrando Tribalistas (que a galera gosta), tocou a música interpretada pelos Paralamas, “Uma Brasileira” que foi um ponto alto do show e apresentou algumas músicas da banda dele, o Mar Revolto. Aí a galera “morreu”, baixo astral total, ninguém conhecia nada, interação começou a ser forçada e unilateral e se não tivesse nada pra esquentar o frio a coisa ia ficar ainda mais feia. O jeito foi pedir o axé, a carta na manga de Brown. Não adianta dizer que a produção pediu pra não tocar, todo mundo sabia que isso ia acontecer porque Brown não tem condições de sustentar um show só com MPB e Pop e manter o público preso. É dificil admitir: o show dele só começou a fazer sentido depois que mandou o povo ir pra direita e esquerda e tocou Faráo, Agua Mineral, Dalila e etc. A galera se esbaldou, até porque quem tava debaixo daquela garoa não tinha outra opção: ou ia embora ou caia na folia. Ao mesmo tempo, foi triste ver o FIB se rendendo ao axé music. Triste e desesperador, mas diante as todas circustâncias, foi o jeito. Nota 5.


    Moinho até então era a banda que menos me interessava, mas as coisas mudaram. O frio apertou quando Emanuelle Araujo disse que a banda enfrentou aeroportos “sem teto” e 10 horas de ônibus pra chegar aquela hora (lá pelas 4 da manhã). Mostrou respeito e compromisso com o público, tocou com vontade e eu comecei a ver a banda com outros olhos. E as músicas, apesar de desconhecidas para mim, não eram ruins e rolava uma energia boa no palco. Pena que depois que tocou “Esnoba” todo mundo começou a ir embora, em massa. Foi triste porque a banda tinha começado a 5 músicas e teve que ver o esvaziamento nitido e rápido na arena. Não conseguimos ficar até o fim também, o cansaço bateu de vez. Para Moinho: nota 9.


    Observações:

    Ano que vem, a organização do evento vai ter que trabalhar muito sua imagem. Sim, o FIB já é consolidado, mas a maré de azar foi forte esse ano e a edição de 2010 vai ter que surpreender.
    Ontem comemos uma massa (ao lado da Casa da Sopa) que não estava ruim, mas também eu não indico.


    D2 chamou Conquista de Conquista, mas justamente o baiano Carlinhos Brown chamou conquista de Vitória umas 20 vezes, sem brincadeira. Foi a coisa mais irritante da noite, parecia até provocação. #failtotal. Até o apresentador tava falando "Vitória", vergonha total!

    Eu acho, sinceramente, que a organização deveria dar uma explicação mais detalhada para o público sobre a nçao vinda dos Titãs. Poderia ter sido feita lá mesmo, com esse apresentador, uma nota, um texto de desculpas, uma justificativa. Sei lá, qualquer coisa. Achei desrespeituoso o silêncio.



    Como eu me sentia com febre e com a garganta inflamada, e sem beber não dava pra encarar o frio, optei por beber a tal da Cachaça na Cana com mel e limão. Com 10 reais fiquei bem, esquentou na hora e ainda economizei. Tem que tomar um Engov antes, claro, mas como disse Luiz, com duas doses da cachaça o Festival de Inverno virou o Festival de Verão. Muito melhor do que pagar 10 reais numa dose de whisky, 5 reais numa cerveja ou numa ice. Passei todo o show do D2 com uma dose de cachaça de 5 reais. Beba com moderação e não dirija.
    O pessoal gosta mesmo de Lordão, né? Tava entupido o barracão do forró ontem!


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