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Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Know Your Bill of Rights Book: Don't Lose Your Constitutional Rights--Learn Them!: Sean Patrick: 9781938895227: Amazon.com: Books

The Know Your Bill of Rights Book: Don't Lose Your Constitutional Rights--Learn Them!: Sean Patrick: 9781938895227: Amazon.com: Books



Have you ever had trouble understanding the United States Bill of Rights? Have you ever wondered what was really meant by one or more of the ten amendments? Have you ever been unsure as to how these rights apply to modern society? Have you even questioned if the Bill of Rights should still be held as inviolable law, nearly 250 years after its writing? Here's the truth: the Bill of Rights is not easy to understand if you just pick it up and give it a read. The eloquent style in which it's written can be confusing. The language can cause misunderstandings. There's a lot of legal terminology that's beyond most of us. Without an understanding of the historical background of certain amendments, it's impossible to fully understand their importance and scope. And to top it all off, there are countless politicians and pundits that try to interpret our rights for us and tell us what the Founders meant. But are you comfortable letting crooked politicians decide what your rights are? Or would you rather know and be able to insist on, with certainty, the freedoms our Founders intended for you, your family, your friends, and your fellow Americans? If you're like millions of other Americans, you'll choose the latter. Thomas Jefferson said, "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." He also said, "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was and never will be." That's why this book was created, and it would make the Founders proud if they were here today. This book helps you easily reach a deep understanding of the Bill of Rights by walking you through each amendment, clarifying the precise definitions of key words; providing the historical context you need to fully grasp and spirit and importance of the amendments; sharing powerfully insightful quotes on each amendment, straight from the Founders and their peers; supplying you with an extensive glossary of terms so you never get lost in a dictionary or encyclopedia trying to understand what you're reading; and more. The Founders fought tirelessly to guarantee you specific rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Don't let two-faced politicians and pundits tell you what your rights are. Scroll up and click the "Buy" button now to learn your rights, and together, we can keep the spirit of freedom alive in this great nation.






Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Ricardo Calix at Purdue University Calumet - RateMyProfessors.com

Ricardo Calix at Purdue University Calumet - RateMyProfessors.com



This professor is a joke. This class, dubbed "Web Applications," is honestly a mess of subjects mashed into one. The professor manages to take this mess, and... make it unorganized chaos. The lectures sometimes have no powerpoints, and his notes are about as helpful as hieroglyphics. Best part? There is no book to use to even clarify any problems.

Monday, January 25, 2016

What Is A VAT Tax And Why Are Ted Cruz And Marco Rubio So Obsessed With A Value-Added Tax?

What Is A VAT Tax And Why Are Ted Cruz And Marco Rubio So Obsessed With A Value-Added Tax?



After the candidates were done insulting each other's marriages and family lineages, the Fox Business Republican debate finally took a brief, but serious turn Thursday night and focused on policy. But the heated debate over VAT taxes might have been confusing for viewers at home who had tuned in for Donald Trump's jabs at Ted Cruz for having been born in Canada or at Hillary Clinton for having a spouse who cheated.
“I’m not going to have something Ted described, which is a value-added tax,” Marco Rubio said of Cruz. "That’s why they have it in Europe, because it’s a way to blindfold the people. That’s what Ronald Reagan said. ... That VAT tax is really bad for seniors.. they don’t get the income tax break. But the prices go up. When I’m president of the United States, I’m going to side with Ronald Reagan on this, and not Nancy Pelosi, and we’re not going to have a VAT tax."
Cruz said: "It’s not a VAT tax. It’s a 16 percent corporate tax."
So what is a VAT tax and how does it work? A value-added tax is a consumption tax added on to purchases for goods and services. It is collected at every step along the production chain, but still economists generally view it as a  tax primarily paid by consumers, kind of like a giant sales tax. A majority of countries depend on value-added taxes, including Canada, which has integrated federal and sub-national-level consumption taxes.
It's unpopular in the U.S. among lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Conservatives argue it encourages governments to spend more money, while liberals claim the tax disproportionately hurts poor people. “VAT is a French word for Big Government,” anti-tax activist Grover Norquist tweeted in 2014.
Cruz and Rand Paul are both pushing tax plans that call for a value-added tax, though they refuse to call it that. Cruz's plan has a 10 percent flat tax on personal income that would collect about $8 trillion over a decade, according to the Tax Foundation. He also wants a 16 percent “business flat tax,” which would collect $25 trillion over a decade, the New York Times reported.
Rubio, who is trailing behind Trump and Cruz in the polls, has tried to push to the front of the pack by attacking Cruz in recent months, especially his tax plan. It's a good plan.
National Review recently sent a warning to Cruz about his VAT tax. "It is the hidden nature of the tax that has traditionally worried conservatives. Most people would not know what their wages would have bought them if this tax were lower, or if it did not exist. Even if receipts for every purchase they made included a line that disclosed the tax bill, few people would have a sense of how much they were paying cumulatively," the conservative publication wrote."And so it might prove much easier for politicians— say, a liberal successor to President Cruz — to raise this tax over time than it is for them to raise income or property taxes. The fact that European countries use this tax to finance their swollen welfare states reinforces this fear."

Grover Norquist on Ted Cruz: ‘He pushed House Republicans into traffic and wandered away’ - The Washington Post

Grover Norquist on Ted Cruz: ‘He pushed House Republicans into traffic and wandered away’ - The Washington Post

Ultra-thin titanium nanolayers for plasmon-assisted enhancement of bioluminescence of chloroplast in biological light emitting devices

Ultra-thin titanium nanolayers for plasmon-assisted enhancement of bioluminescence of chloroplast in biological light emitting devices





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Ultra-thin titanium nanolayers for plasmon-assisted enhancement of bioluminescence of chloroplast in biological light emitting devices

Ultra-thin titanium nanolayers for plasmon-assisted enhancement of bioluminescence of chloroplast in biological light emitting devices



Ultra-thin titanium nanolayers for plasmon-assisted enhancement of bioluminescence of chloroplast in biological light emitting devices

Applied Physics Letters (Impact Factor: 3.3). 08/2013; 103(6). DOI: 10.1063/1.4818263
ABSTRACT
Ultra-thin titanium films were deposited via ultra-high vacuum ion beam sputter deposition. Since the asymmetric electric field of the metal foil plane matches the B-band absorption of chlorophyll a, the ultra-thin titanium nanolayers were able to generate surface plasmon resonance, thus enhancing the photoluminescence of chlorophyll a. Because the density of the states of plasmon resonance increases, the enhancement of photoluminescence also rises. Due to the biocompatibility and inexpensiveness of titanium, it can be utilized to enhance the bioluminescence of chloroplast in biological light emitting devices, bio-laser, and biophotonics.


Ultra-thin titanium nanolayers for plasmon-assisted enhancement of bioluminescence of chloroplast in biological light emitting devices. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257955687_Ultra-thin_titanium_nanolayers_for_plasmon-assisted_enhancement_of_bioluminescence_of_chloroplast_in_biological_light_emitting_devices [accessed Jan 25, 2016].





Russian Scientists May Have Solved One of the Major Barriers to Light-Based Computers - Defense One

Russian Scientists May Have Solved One of the Major Barriers to Light-Based Computers - Defense One



High-performance microprocessors that harness photons rather than electrons promise to make computers up to a thousand times more efficient because electrons typically move at a low fraction of the speed of light. Problem: scaling down conventional electronic microprocessors is easy, doing the same with photonic components is hard because of the difficulty of getting light to turn corners. So scientists have turned plasmonic components, which take advantage of the unique oscillating interactions of photons and electrons on the surface of metal.

National Debt Tweets on Twitter: "$18,961,637,973,066.42 (+) #nationaldebt"

National Debt Tweets on Twitter: "$18,961,637,973,066.42 (+) #nationaldebt"

Harris County grand jury indicts those behind Planned Parenthood undercover video operation | | Dallas Morning News

Harris County grand jury indicts those behind Planned Parenthood undercover video operation | | Dallas Morning News

and instead indicted the group behind the video.



Sunday, January 24, 2016

Afghan Migrant Brutally Raped, Poured Gasoline Over, Burnt To Death Young European Girlfriend Because She Wanted To Break Up

Afghan Migrant Brutally Raped, Poured Gasoline Over, Burnt To Death Young European Girlfriend Because She Wanted To Break Up



Showing a flair for sensitivity and good timing, just days after the rape and murder judgement was passed on asylum seeker Mr. Azimi, Finland’s immigration service made an announcement stating that neither murdering nor raping in Finland would block a migrant’s chances of being granted asylum.
Clarifying remarks by the Finnish prime minister on the subject, the immigration service director Esko Repo spoke out, remarking that while crimes committed abroad prior to arriving in Finland would be taken into account during the asylum decision process, ones perpetrated after arrival were not, reports Ilta Sanomat.




The Obama State Department endorses Europe’s latest slap at Israel | New York Post

The Obama State Department endorses Europe’s latest slap at Israel | New York PostSimilar territorial disputes around the globe number at least 200 — including northern Cyprus, Kashmir and Tibet. Yet the only labeling guidelines the EU has issued are the Israeli ones. That’s a textbook definition of “double standard.”

Which is why Israeli officials compare the labels to the yellow Star of David the Nazis forced European Jews to wear.

And, of course, the move — indeed, all boycott-divestment-sanctions pressure on the Jewish state — will do nothing to restart Israeli-Palestinian talks, because it’s the Palestinians who refuse to return to the negotiating table.

European hypocrisy on these issues is nothing new. The new low here is that the Obama team “solidly behind Israel” is backing the EU’s disgraceful play.

Disquiet grows over French state of emergency - Yahoo News

Disquiet grows over French state of emergency - Yahoo News



It has led to over 2,500 police raids and hundreds of arrests under emergency policing powers that government wants written into the constitution.



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