We have a lot of laws in the United States. If you include the federal and state laws it is millions and growing at a rapid pace. The fact of the matter is each of them are primarily a way to limit freedom, not protect it.
In the U.S. we had a saying
*Innocent until proven guilty*
This is still what the laws are supposed to be adhering to, but there are plenty of cases where they are not.
There are cases of innocent people doing long periods of time in a jail cell while they wait for their trial.
There are many cases of civil asset forfeiture where property, money, etc is seized by law enforcement because a crime may have been committed nearby. At least this type is primarily centered around the failed War on Drugs that they still are pursuing though it creates the black markets, and it fuels the crime, the asset forfeiture, etc.
A Colorful Essay by Happy Om
Written for History of Rock and Roll
Sierra College Summer 2017
Its 1963, and the United States is in an uproar. The threat of communism and nuclear war have the majority of population walking on eggshells of politeness, while the youth and radical voices crescendo in their rally behind MLK for rights while celebrating the wild joy spreading across the country through the rockin sounds and wild movements of Elvis and Little Richard. The beloved President Kennedy, perhaps the most adored of any who had sat in the oval office in modern times, was assassinated November 22nd of 1963, and even with all the comic relief coming out of the fancy new 10 inch televisions across the country, America was a potent field of feeli
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Anyone who has the privilege of traveling, must, at least once in his life, visit Greece.
One of the most important things to do in Greece is to watch in an ancient theater a comedy or tragedy of ancient drama.
In Epidaurus of Peloponnese you can find the most famous ancient theater of Greece, where every summer you can watch excellent performances from the hellenic festival with subtitles in English.
Actually, it is here, where the whole big thing of theater begun!
Theater is one of the most significant hellenic exported products to the global civilization and a great offer to the humanity!
And as a human being, the man, since the antiquity, has the same fears, the same pas
Getting the most of the best to the greatest number of people for the least. — Charles and Ray Eames
Charles and Ray Eames had a vision for design that was revolutionary and very needed at their time in history. The post war landscape left many in need of lower cost housing and furniture. Often families were forced to live in much smaller quarters than they had before the war. This also necessitated furniture design that focused on maximum functionality with a minimum footprint. The Eames duo were very focused on solving the practical and fiscal problem, while continuing to innovate and dream in the realm of design.
The iconic fiberglass chair was a stroke of genius. This particular material had been used during World Wa
I am not a fan of government, especially big government. I am not a fan of propaganda and any of you that have read my works here on steemit are likely very much aware of this.
For those who may not know I did not vote for Hillary or Trump. I often find myself defending Trump solely due to the blatant hypocrisy and very obvious bias of the media. I believe in accountability. This extends to Trump yes, but it also extends to Hillary, McCain, the Media, and anyone else. I do not endorse a caste system or double standards.
The thing I found myself thinking about today after listening to a few news shows today was
*How long does it take?*. They trot out a new person they are interviewing about Russia on a once a week, or once every other week basis. They still have not found any actionable
evidence. Let's be clear this Russia snipe hunt has been going on for 9 months now. It began within a couple
I really like Elk as a meat. It is my favorite of the various I've had in my life. It is not super common outside of the mountains. There was always a lot of hunting going on where I grew up so I had some Elk every year. I love it. I miss it. I haven't had any for many years.
I only realized that there are people that don't really get what it is in the past few years.
I once told my boss about liking Elk. He said something like
*Venison is too gamey for me*. Where I grew up Venison is what we called Deer meet. Yes, it is gamey.
In fact out of red meats if I listed them in order of preference in flavor from least to most it would be Antelope, Deer, Buffalo, Beef, and Elk. I haven't had moose, or carribou or anything like that so I can't judge them.
Technically Antelope, Deer, Elk, Carribou, and Moose could all be called VENISON.
Yet that is like saying Duck, Chicken, Turkey, Pigeon, Quayle,
Another site I love while traveling around England was Bath. The city is famous for its Roman built baths and are listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The drive to Bath from London is approximately 2.5 hours. Driving around the city was quiet easy and we found a park relatively easy. After we parked our car, we ventured around the city heading towards the famous Roman Bath site.
Some of the new views on the way to the Roman Bath
Have you ever wondered what it is about music that captivates us and binds us together?
Our connection with rhythm and melody begins in the womb and lasts until our last breath. What is it that makes it such a big part of our lives?
Whether you're a musical genius of just someone that enjoys listening to music you'll gain a better understanding and appreciation for music after watching Howard Goodall explain the history of music.
His program focuses on the main elements of music composition and theory.
Music theory and composition can be a bit overwhelming and technical at times but Howell Goodall breaks it down into simple to understand sections.
When you have some time to watch these videos I'm sure you'll have a few revelations about music that will enhance your enjoyment when listening to music for the rest of your life.
The day was hot. I visited the house of the noble family in Choseon Dynasty. The name of the house was Yeom Seon Jae 念先齋. It means that ‘the house of memory on the ancestor’ Yeom Seon Jae was a typical noble family ‘Yangban’ house. In Choseon dynasty, Yangban was the name of the noble family.
Yangban means 2 kinds of noblemen, scholar and warrior. Choseon was built by the warrior. So at first warrior’s power and authority was so strong, but while time is passing by the scholars’ authority was stronger than the warriors.
The house I had visited was representative scholar family. The most important figure was Kim Jang Saeng. He was born in 1548 AD and died 1631 AD. He was very famous scholar in Confucian philosophy. He died in this house.
At first I took some photos from outside
Passing through the front gate you can see the main building. I took this photo with wide angle. It was too wide t
In Italy the Grand Council of the fascist government met July 25 to discuss the future of Italy. Realizing that Italy probably losing the War it was discussed to give more power to the King. The king decided for a new prime minister in Pietro Badoglio. Mussolini was arrested by the police, arranged his personal safety on an island. Mussolini was already tired and sick that time and probably gave up his ambitious plans with his German allies.
Benito Mussolini has been born 1883 and worked as teacher before he started as socialist when he was a young politician. He was very skilled with a impressive reputation for his rhetorical talents. His name came from the Mexican left-wing president Benito Juarez. The Italian attendance at World War I was when he broke with socialism - he thought the war could be a chance for Italy to become a great Power. He
Several yards to the left are detached train wheels in front of a nice restaurant...
View from the other side...
Why are the train wheels here? Absolutely no idea except to point out something was being unloaded here in the past. Will ask around. There are steps leading to the river.
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|Here is the 8. part of my series about the competitors and their successes at the XI Olympic Games in Berlin. The pictures, show rare shots of the athletes in their contest. I will write the corresponding original information about the individual pictures with you, that you know who it is. The Olympic Summer Games 1936 took place from 1 to 16 August 1936 in Berlin, (Germany). 49 teams participated in these games with a total of 3961 athletes (of whom 328 were women). There were a total of 129 competitions in 19 sports. The Olympics were opened by Adolf Hitler (Reichskanzler) in the Olympiastadion Berlin, the Olympic oath was spoken by Rudolf Ismayr (sportsman), and the Olympic torch was worn by Fritz Schilgen.<td|
The wedding procession of the 12-year old tamit moves joyfully through the streets of Thebes. Resplendent in a sparkling white dress and matching shawl. Tamit shyly acknowledges the good wishes of her smiling friends and relations. She is on her way from her father's home to that of her bridegroom, Amenhotep, to whom she now gives her allegiance. She takes with her all her worldly goods such as ornaments, clothing, mirrors and jewelry . There has been no formal marriage ceremony. No rings have been exchanged, Tamit has not changed her name to show her new status, and the dress she is wearing was not specially made for the wedding.
Like all marriages in Egypt in the 15th century BC, Tamit's is a trial marriage. It can be ended by either party at any time- especially if she fails to become pregnant and provide Amenhotep with a son. On the other hand, she can divorce him on grounds such as cr
On that day in history a special king and emperor from Sicily was crowned to King of Romans in the German citiy of achen. Federico as the Italians called him was an ambitious and innovative personality. A leader with charisma, not a common king in his times. He was an avid supporter of literature, poetry, art, spoke 6 languages and was in constant war against the Popes - they even called him the Antichrist.
Sources: YouTube, Wikipedia
The ancient Egyptian medical manual, written around 1600 BC, describes treatment for fractures, dislocations, wounds, tumours and other surgical disorders. The Greek historian Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BC, marvelled at the sheer number of doctors in Egypt, and at their degree of specialization. 'Every physician is for one disease and not several', he wrote, 'and the whole country is full of physicians; for there are physicians of the eyes, others of the head, others of the teeth, others of the belly, others of obscure diseases.'
Hesire, the Chief of Dentists and Physicians in Egypt around the 27th-26th centuries BC, sits at a table at which he makes out his prescriptions. His writing-case is slung over his left shoulder, and his symbolic
The athletes marched slowly down the great way to the grove of Altis at Olympia, the most sacred site of Zeus, the ruler or gods. In to days the Olympic Games would start. So important was the event that a halt was always called to the feuding between the Greeks states. Heralds were sent out around the Mediterranean, giving the official dates of the festival and announcing a truce. This year, 376 BC, the 100th games were to take place.
After the procession, the athletes and their entourages pitched their tents around the Olympic complex, Artists, souvenir sellers and vendors of food and wine shouted their wares; horse-traders made deals; politicians talked peace. As night fell, fires were built up, the smell of spit-roasts filled the air and singers chanted tales of battles won and lost.
The games took place every
For many, school is about to be back in session, and that means a selective history of assorted half-truths await within the confines of common core. When I was in school, I never really took an interest in history, because history lessons were about as bland as a saltine cracker, with a bunch of dates and names of dead people we had to memorize, so that's why today I'm going to spice things up a lil bit, and venture down the rabbit hole of what we were never taught about Washington DC: