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Utah's online library. On Pioneer, the SIRS Knowledge Source should prove especially helpful. (Note that you can access Pioneer Library from home if you have the following information: login name: pioneer and password: look .) In addition to Pioneer Library, you may also want to find relevant websites that have pertinent information for your research. If you go this route, keep in mind issues of website credibility that we have discussed in class. Also, immediately below is a list of Internet sites, which you might find helpful, that provide links and information relevant to a variety of controversial issues. As you find ...
in 2006-2008. During his long reign he has seen over 15 coups, 16 constitutions, and 27 changes of prime ministers. He has also used his influence to stop military coups, including attempts in 1981 and 1985. Bhumibol is revered by many Thais and is legally considered "inviolable". He has no right to charge anyone who insults or defames him, but anyone can file charges for him; the penalty is three to fifteen years in jail. While Bhumibol has said in his 2005 birthday speech that he would not take lèse majesté seriously, and that the king can have flaws, the lèse majesté laws remain in place and have led to numerous ...
Transformers v. Decepticons - Petitioner's Brief In Bilski ...
last week in what could be this decade's watershed patent ruling. The patent at issue relates to a method for managing risk when buying or selling energy commodities. The law at issue is whether a process must be tied to: 1) a machine or 2) a transformation of a particular article into a different state to be patentable (the “machine-or-transformation”/“MOT” test). The Brief breaks the case down into five issues: 1)      No New Limits On §101 Petitioners note §101 covers “any … process” and argue court's limits on patentable subject matter, should not exceed limits outlined by Congress. Citing Benson market research, surveys and trends
2010: January - April Political Notes - Richard Stallman
My intention is to make links only to publicly accessible, stable URLs. If you find a link to a page that requires subscription, please report that as you would report any other broken link. 30 April 2010 ( Urgent: stop fascist racism in Arizona ) US citizens: sign this petition calling on the Attorney General to take action against Arizona's "show us your papers" law. 30 April 2010 ( Late term abortions threatened in Nebraska ) Nebraska is trying to overturn Roe v Wade and shut down the US' last late-term abortion facility. Late-term abortions are lawful only under rather strict limits. I think only medical ... market research, surveys and trends


Environmental Issues - Environmental Law & Environmental Policy
Learn about key national and international environmenal policies that affect the earth, and the pros and cons of environmental laws in the U.S. and other countries. Find out what you can do to make your voice heard. On May 19, 2009, President Barack Obama announced a new national policy and some tough new standards that will increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States beginning in 2012, and achieve a combined average fuel-efficiency standard of 35.5 mpg by 2016. Van Jones is special advisor to President Barack Obama on green jobs, enterprise and innovation. A ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
anti-Israel - The Volokh Conspiracy - -
The most affecting part of John McCain’s acceptance speech was also the most surprising: McCain’s admission that he was broken by torture. I had read a little about this before on the internet – suggesting that McCain had illegally collaborated with the enemy. More generally, I had heard that virtually no one is actually able to resist extreme physical torture; eventually everyone breaks down. But McCain admitting it seemed both heartfelt and somewhat shocking. A lot of prisoners had it worse than I did. I'd been mistreated before, but not as badly as others. I always liked to strut a little after I'd been roughed up ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Showdown: Will Obama recognize Indian Nation sovereignty and Haudenosaunee ...
The US State Department issued a last minute, one-time waiver for the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team to travel on their Haudenosaunee passports, but the UK rejected it on Wednesday afternoon. The team was unable to board their rescheduled flight that would have placed them in England just in time for the game. US Rep. Dan Maffei, D-NY, brought the issue to Congress twice Wednesday. Rep. Maffei demanded that Britian issue the visas, stating that it will be an international embarrassment if the team is not allowed to compete. On Saturday, July 17, the team said in a statement that the passports reamin under review by the UK. ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
BODINE: Always A Contender At Gateway
Gateway International Raceway is a bright spot on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule for the No. 30 Tundra team. The team has one win at the Madison, Ill., race track, and knows how to be a fixture at the top of the running order there. "Gateway is a track I've always enjoyed racing because it's a challenge for drivers and crew chiefs to find a perfect balance in the setup. It's critical to get your race truck to handle the differences in both ends of the track," said driver Todd Bodine. "The Tundra is always a contender at Gateway and that's because our team ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Is It Ethical To Patent Human Genes?
significant and controversial right, and may be sufficient to turn what, previously, would .... patents to people if this would prove embarrassing. ..... not look especially democratic when contrasted with tax-breaks, election to public ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
U.S. Senate: Reference Home > Constitution of the United States
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. The Preamble explains the purposes of the Constitution, and defines the powers of the new government as originating from the people of the United States. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Ethics and the Patenting of Human Genes
*Visiting Professor of Political Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Lever has a doctorate in political science from MIT. Her doctoral thesis is called "A Democratic Conception of Privacy" and she has also published articles on privacy and sexual equality, and on feminism and rights. �   Human gene patents are patents on human genes that have been removed from human bodies and scientifically isolated and manipulated in a laboratory. � The U.S. Patent Office has issued thousands of patents on such genes and it is generally believed that their legality is well-established, although no court has yet ruled on ...
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Google Answers: Need someone to evaluate "Merlin Project"
citizena-ga, Thanks for a very interesting question. In asking whether the work of the Merlin Project is science or pseudoscience, it helps to lay out some of the markers that can used to distinguish the two. What makes science, science, afterall? Two things stand out in this regard: 1. Adherence to the scientific method. We can turn to the ever-useful Wikipedia for a reminder of our school-book lessons on the scientific method: ----- The scientific method or process is considered fundamental to the scientific investigation and acquisition of new knowledge based ...
What the advantages and disadvantages of globalization in foreign ...
In certain industries such as diamond mining, logging, farm labour, plantation work and other hard industries with manual labour, there must be a balance between the interests of the workers and the capitalist owners and their backers. This balance exists in most Western First World countries. For many Third World countries, capitalism is a new venture as they only know small-scale merchandising, sales of food at the marketplace and independent cottage industries. So the large foreign corporations with people who speak another language and are from another culture trouble them. They do not have minimum standards in regards ...