Thoughts On Nuclear Power As A Source Of Emission Free Energy

on 2014-12-20

For decades, the terms nuclear power have sent feelings of fear in those hearing them. We have all been influenced by the movies and reports on the devastating impact that nuclear power can have on our Nation. However, nuclear power can also be a positive thing for our Nation, offering as an alternate source of emission free energy. Used properly, nuclear reactions can be used to generate energy in the forms of heat and electricity. Few people realize that many countries, including the United ...
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Irish History , Irish Politics ...

on 2014-12-19

Irish history , Irish politics : from today and yesterday - all 32 Counties ! After 830 years of conflict , the Irish quest for a trouble-free island continues . We have endured countless 'treaties' and 'agreements' , all of which have , to date , failed us . Some of the stories , 'happenings' , tragedies , events etc which we Irish have suffered and lived through are recorded in a 'weblog' , which I help to run . If you share the interest in our history - please have a read of the 'blog' ...
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The Nature of Hate Crime Legislation

on 2014-12-18

The Nature of Hate Crime Legislation By Punkerslut "The FBI defines a hate crime (AKA bias crime) to be 'a criminal offense committed against a person, property or society which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientatio, or ethnicity/national origin.'" ["Hate Crime definition," FBI (http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/Cius_98/).] Is the government justified in making an emotion illegal? Is it at all a creed of liberty that conscience ...
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The Governable Person

on 2014-12-17

‘The examination combines the techniques of an observational hierarchy and those of a normalising judgment. It is a normalising gaze, a surveillance that makes it possible to qualify, to classify and to punish. It establishes over individuals a visibility through which one differentiates them and judges them.’ (Foucault 1975: 184) Going to work is no longer as simple as doing a particular job in a particular place. By taking part in the hierarchical system of the office, the worker also ...
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Voters are to Blame for Bad Politics

on 2014-12-16

When I was growing up, I actually considered a career in politics. I quickly changed my mind, though, when I discovered that there was way too much politics involved in it. Obviously, that's a play on words, but I get funny looks from people when I tell them that. However, I am completely serious. The politics of running for and holding elective office is influenced too much by the politics of power, influence, and money. But whose fault is it that such a condition exists? I believe voters ...
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Politics in New Jersey

on 2014-12-16

Politics in New Jersey Joshua J. Bunton August 16, 2004 Have you been paying attention to the National News lately? No? Then, you haven’t heard about Governor Jim McGreevey. For those who aren’t familiar with the story we’ll begin with the beginning. On Thursday, August 12, 2004, Governor Jim McGreevey held a press conference to announce he was •resigning” effective November 15, 2004. Accompanied by his wife, Vanessa, Governor Jim McGreevey further announced that he was a ...
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Tales Of Hollywood And Politics

on 2014-12-16

Arnold Schwarzenegger's surprise announcement that he was seeking the California Governorship brought to mind the many times Hollywood figures have been involved in politics. Here are some related anecdotes: When actors first came to Hollywood there were signs put up in front of hotels and apartments that said no dogs or actors allowed, with the performers ruefully complaining about not getting top billing. The insecurity of the profession has come through in political campaigns. When Ronald ...
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