• MOOC | Confederate Finances | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1865 | 2.5.4
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    MOOC | Confederate Finances | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1865 | 2.5.4

    >>The trouble with this argument of our great scholar McKitrick, again, is that it purely is a political argument. In other words, it argues that a flaw in the political structure of the South is the real problem. But another way of looking at it is the organization of Southern society itself generated policies which were counterproductive, and also created irreconcilable opposition, which a different political structure might not have been able to deal with anyway. Planter control determined how the war would be waged. Start at the very basic, with money, right? How do you finance? A war requires a lot of money, far more money than the federal…

  • Universal Postal Union and mail-order opiates — interview with James Campbell | VIEWPOINT
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    Universal Postal Union and mail-order opiates — interview with James Campbell | VIEWPOINT

    Jim: Customs and security scrutiny of inbound postal packages is much less than is applied to all other packages. The international drug dealers are very well aware of the situation. Richard: Jim Campbell, you’re an internationally recognized postal policy expert and an attorney who’s done a lot of work for Federal Express. And you’re also an expert on international postal policy issues like the Universal Postal Union. So could you tell us a little bit about it? What is the Universal Postal Union? Jim: Well, the Universal Postal Union, or UPU as they say, is an intergovernmental organization that was founded in 1874. It’s actually the second oldest intergovernmental organization.…

  • Introducing PASCO Capstone and the 850 Universal Interface
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    Introducing PASCO Capstone and the 850 Universal Interface

    For almost 50 years, PASCO has been the leading provider of innovative solutions for teaching physics. Over these many years, we had been bringing the best of these modern technologies to physics and engineering programs worldwide. Today we announce our latest innovation. The new PASCO 850 Universal Interface and PASCO Capstone software integrate the electronic instrumentation you use to teach physics and engineering programs today with new and very powerful data-analysis capabilities. Together, this solution will serve as the foundation of your modern lab environment. The 850 Universal Interface is the most powerful interface that PASCO has ever brought to the student classroom. With a maximum sampling rate of 10…

  • Not the Confederate Flag
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    Not the Confederate Flag

    ## Script This is not the confederate national flag: When the United States split in twain during the civil war this was the first flag her rebel half used: The Bonnie Blue which she copied from the Republic of West Florida. No really. This country existed: a border disagreement between Spain and the US over the Louisiana purchase gave some local rebels an opportunity take over a fort in 1810, declare independence, as required with a flag, and run a government — for 78 days until The United States put an end to that. *Anyway*, fast forward to the Civil War and when Mississippi seceded from the Union she adopted…

  • MOOC | The Confederate Nation | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1865 | 2.5.2
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    MOOC | The Confederate Nation | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1865 | 2.5.2

    >>Well, the Confederacy, the Confederate States of America, as a new nation, proclaimed itself in early 1861. They adopted a constitution in February 1861. The Confederate Constitution was largely modeled on the U.S. Constitution with such changes as were thought to be necessary to protect, further protect, slavery. It had some kind of quirky changes. One was that the president served for a six-year term and was not re-electable. The president of the Confederacy was elected for a six-year term and that was it. Now, this is a plan, this is an idea which has been put forward many times over the past hundred years by so-called reformers, political reformers,…

  • Why libertarianism is a marginal idea and not a universal value | Steven Pinker
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    Why libertarianism is a marginal idea and not a universal value | Steven Pinker

    Sometimes people say that in the absence of religion there can be no moral values and, in fact, for that reason, there can never be values that everyone agrees upon. “We are inherently conflictual. The human condition is conflict among peoples because they could just never agree on values.” Well, putting a lie to that are developments like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and the Millennium Development Goals where the nations of the world agreed on a number of milestones that humanity should strive for—having to do with health and longevity and education—and some of which were met years early, such as reduction of extreme poverty, usually…

  • Response to Intervention Framework
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    Response to Intervention Framework

    Hi, my name is Brenda Armstrong. I’m the founder and CEO of AB Evaluations. In the next ten minutes we’re going to talk about How to implement a successful RTI process in your classroom, in your school, and in your district. Let’s start by describing what is RTI. Response to Intervention or RTI is the process of early identification and support in the general education classroom. RTI is not a special education referral process. There are three main components in the RTI process, and we’re going to call them the RTI ABC’s The first component is Instruction. It needs to be research-based, high-quality instruction provided in the general education classroom.…

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    Bullying Road Sign #5 – Critical Interventions for Teenagers

    How to Make a Bully from Scratch Interventions for Road Sign Five (5) – The Brain’s Empathy System is Offline Here are some interventions for road sign number five, the teenage years, when empathy is actually offline in the brain of children. This is the most difficult time to start intervening because the crisis of a lifetime have built within you. With each developmental stage being resolved in a very different, difficult way and accumulating as you got further and further off track in your life. At this point the bully enjoys, gets actual “joy juice” that they were supposed to get when they were little from “round and round…