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John Austen’s Haunting Illustrations of Hamlet: Masterpiece of Aesthetic Movement (1922) https://goo.gl/78gzJh 
We’ve popularly come to think of the Victorian era as one in which a prudish, sentimental conservatism ruled with imperial force over the arts and culture.
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The Star Spangled Banner and the War of 1812
History we've chosen to ignore


Territorial expansion, and linkage of Native Americans with British on the western frontier were major causes of the declaration of war. Issues of "Manifest Destiny" and an expanding western frontier (then places like Ohio) were far more relevant to the average American setters than sea trade issues. And note that the first thing that Americans did was to attack the British by invading Canada with the aim of annexing Canadian territory. The British retaliated by alliances with Native Americans as well as by burning down Washington DC. The British, of course had a strong navy but less ability to resupply the western frontier. The Star Spangled Banner was written during the naval bombardment of Baltimore. See: http://harpers.org/archive/2014/09/washington-is-burning/2/

"The British understood very well that slavery was their enemy’s Achilles’ heel, and when Cockburn and his fleet returned to the Chesapeake in the spring of 1814 after wintering in Bermuda, he was determined to take full advantage. His orders read:

Let the landings you make be more for the protection of the desertion of the Black Population than with a view to any other advantage. . . . The great point to be attained is the cordial Support of the Black population. With them properly armed & backed with 20,000 British Troops, Mr. Madison will be hurled from his throne. ”

On May 29, horrified planters had their first look at the next stage of the British scheme. A raid on Pungoteague, on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, featured the Colonial Marines, a regiment of former slaves now armed and trained on Tangier Island, Cockburn’s base in the middle of the bay. The rags in which their owners clothed them had been replaced by bright red uniforms, and they were eager for battle, rapidly putting the defending militia to flight. “I was highly pleased with the conduct of the Colonial Marines,” reported the raid’s commander, “every Individual of which Evinced the greatest eagerness to come to Action with their former masters.””

So yes indeed, the lines below are exactly about slavery:
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave.

It is important to recognize that the ending of the War of 1812 left the naval issues unresolved. In that regard, the War of 1812 ended in failure. Why is it that Americans chose to bury this part of the historical record? Naval issues remained. But additionally, slavery continued. Genocidal attacks against Native Americans continued. Americans chose not to recognize or deal with these serious human rights issues. The US vaulted Andrew Jackson to the Presidency as a hero. Hopefully we can look back at the historical record with clearer eyes now.
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Do you think it's fair that corporations can move their offices offshore to avoid tax bills?
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[...] 6. They [neurotypicals] speak in code. They say one thing, but mean something completely different. They use strange body language to communicate to each other. They sign e-mails with kisses. Yet, if you go to kiss them next time you see them they are freaked out. I never kiss anyone but I know this is true.
7. They may ask unnecessary questions that they don’t want an honest answer to.
8. They like eye contact. Yes can you believe it and they may even feel that you are dishonest if you don’t give them eye contact. I find it best to look at their forehead and pretend I am giving eye contact.
9. They like having really loud music and dance around doing strange stereotypical movements. The name they give for this movement is ‘clubbing it’. Some NT’s say that this behaviour helps them to relax after a hard days working. How?????? It has been suggested that therapy could be used to help NT’s find a more socially acceptable way to relieve pressure.
Here is a guide on understanding Neorotypicals (NT's). I hope it helps. pottrry 1. Neurotypicality is a spectrum condition it can vary greatly all the way from a person who needs to socialise all the time and can't stand being alone even for 5 minutes right up to a shy quiet person.
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First we need to eliminate the electoral college and allow the popular vote to actually elect the president.

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Why not disrupt our broken political system?

The political center is the single biggest unserved consumer market of any kind in the United States of America today. The idea that we are a deeply divided nation – Google that phrase and see how many tens of thousands of times pundits say it – is a myth.

The reality is that, on most issues, the distribution of public opinion is normal, with the greatest numbers of us bunched right under the main part of the bell curve. It’s easy to see how you could redefine the market for policy and philosophy in a way that targeted the center 60 percent of voters instead of anchoring in the distribution’s tails.

Let the the disrupters of the Valley disrupt for political good. The world will thank you.

via +VentureBeat via +Moshe Vardi 
How is it that the big, bad Valley – 48 miles worth of growling, industry-eviscerating talent, ambition, and money – has become a compliant lap dog for the anti-competitive overlords of the most astonishingly broken consumer market in American society today: politics?
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Problem is, that won't happen. The small states have the power to block it. That can't be the first step.
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As usual, the devil is in the details. Not so impressive when you find out it's only 2% from wind turbines. Headlines can be deliberately misleading.

To begin with, it’s Costa Rica’s electrical grid that’s been running on renewables, but not the transportation system — cars and buses — which accounts for nearly 70% of the country’s energy consumption.
How Costa Rica achieved 100% renewable energy, and what it means.
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Here are the areas that I have interest in where you can circle me into:
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I'm good with Mac computers, customer service, maps, languages. I have over 6 years experience of various types of customer service.
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  • Phoenix College
    Geography, AGEC-A, 2004 - 2005
  • Sunnyslope High School
    General Diploma, 1995 - 1999
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David John MacKinnon
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Customer Care Professional for United Healthcare
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6 yrs of various kinds of customer service; out of those 6 yrs, I have 2.5 yrs experience in a retail environment, money handling; as well as these skills: modern linguistics, ancient linguistics, ethnic cultural research, cartographic research.
Employment
  • Circle K
    Retail Clerk, 2014 - 2014
    Everything from facing the shelves, to helping customers find the items they need, to cashing out the customers in line at the counter, till out the register at the end of the shift.
  • National Mortgage Relief Agency, LLC
    Loss Mitigation Junior Manager, 2009 - 2010
  • Safeway Inc.
    Courtesy Clerk, 2007 - 2008
  • Fry's Food and Drug
    Deli Clerk, 2006 - 2007
  • KFC
    CSTM (left at All-STAR rank), 2002 - 2004
  • United States Postal Service
    Christmas Casual, 2001 - 2001
  • Suncoast Motion Picture Company
    Christmas Seasonal Clerk, 2001 - 2001
  • United States Air Force
    Security Forces Helper/3P011/E-3/A1C, 2001 - 2001
  • Messianic Jewish Movement International
    Catalog Entry Clerk, 2001 - 2001
  • Maricopa County STAR Call Center
    Customer Service Agent, 2000 - 2000
  • Maricopa County Assessor's Office in the Records Management Deparment
    Support Trainee, 2000 - 2000
  • Peter Piper Pizza
    Pizza Cook/Prep, 1999 - 2000
  • Convergys
    Customer Save Professional - AT&T , 2015 - 2016
    Helping to save AT&T customers money by offering customers discounted phone plans.
  • TeleperformanceUSA
    Customer Care Professional, 2016 - present
    Help insurance members with their questions.
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