That, we ought to and of right be recognized when we stand and seek a peaceful resolution and settlement to international claims and disputes regarding our own cultural and socioeconomic international affairs and foreign policy. 924_21239_The_Vancouver_Declaration.pdf. About Co-ops - National Cooperative Business Association. Association Services Pat Brownell Sterner, Chief Operating Officer Click Here To Email Pat 202-638-6222 Bryan Munson, Director, Membership Click Here To Email Bryan 202.442.2318 Tom Decker, Director, Cooperative Development Click Here To Email Tom 202.442.2318 The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA (NCBA CLUSA) represents a cross-sector co-op community of 29,000 businesses that control over $3 trillion in assets.
We unite co-ops by promoting the cooperative business model, driving cross-sector collaboration, and being the national ‘voice’ for cooperatives to raise the profile of co-ops everywhere. Cascadia. Real estate investment trust. A real estate investment trust (REIT) /ˈriːt/ is a company that owns, and in most cases, operates income-producing real estate.
REITs own many types of commercial real estate, ranging from office and apartment buildings to warehouses, hospitals, shopping centers, hotels and even timberlands. Some REITs also engage in financing real estate. The REIT structure was designed to provide a real estate investment structure similar to the structure mutual funds provide for investment in stocks. REITs can be publicly or privately held.
Public REITs may be listed on public stock exchanges. REITs can be classified as equity, mortgage, or a hybrid. The key statistics to examine in a REIT are net asset value (NAV), funds from operations (FFO), and adjusted funds from operations (AFFO). History Creation REITs were created in the United States when President Dwight D. Since then, more than 20 countries around the world have established REIT regimes, with more countries in the works.
Index of /Transition_Relocalisation_Resilience/Transition_Network. W.H. Petition Calls for Stripping Citizenship and Exile for Anyone Who Signs Petition to Secede. A White House petition gathering force calls for citizenship to be stripped and exile for anyone who signs a petition in favor of a state's secession.
"Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported," the full petition reads. The title of the petition is, "WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them.
" As of this writing, 2,205 have signed the petition; 22,795 more signatures are needed for the issue to be addressed by the White House. The Washington Times reports on the numerous petitions to secede on the White House's website: It’s traditional for Americans to threaten to move to France or Canada when their candidate loses, but this year some disappointed voters are implementing a different plan.
About Compassionate Seattle - Compassionate Seattle. In 2008, the City of Seattle welcomed His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and other luminaries to an event called Seeds of Compassion.
The purpose of the five-day gathering was to nurture kindness and compassion in children and all those who touch their lives. One outcome of the event is the Compassionate Action Network (CAN) that makes it easier for you to make a difference! How did Compassionate Seattle come into existence? This short video offers an overview of the history of Compassionate Seattle: If you're new, please see Get Started! Vision To awaken compassion in our children, ourselves, and our world. Mission To build a global network for self-organizing groups to connect, collaborate, and take action to awaken compassion in our children, ourselves, and our world. How Does Compassionate Seattle Accomplish its Mission? 1. 2. 3. Do you need help? Leadership TeamJohn Hale, Board Treasurer Andrea Brenneke Susan Partnow Contact Us 1. For the Land and its People: Celebrating 150 Years of Land Grant Universities. The Land Grant Idea and the Evolving Outreach University.
January 1998 To be published as Chapter 2 in University-Community Collaborations for the Twenty-First Century: Outreach to Scholarship for Youth and Families, eds.
Richard M. Lerner and Lou Anna K. Simon, New York: Garland, 1998. Garland Publishing, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group, New York. I used to believe that neither society nor university faculty understood the Land Grant Idea. In fact, different faculty play very different roles. The basic argument of this chapter is unremarkable but not well understood by most academics: the university has survived for nearly a millennium by creating new roles and adapting its mix of roles to fundamental changes in the nature of society and its practical needs. This chapter first addresses the historical development of the university and the accumulating roles in which the university has served society over the centuries. The modern university has many roles. The Land Grant Idea So what is the land-grant idea? US Housing Crisis - Negative Equity Infographic.
Money. Jevons paradox. The Jevons paradox has been used to argue that energy conservation may be futile, as increased efficiency may increase fuel use.
Nevertheless, increased efficiency can improve material living standards. Further, fuel use declines if increased efficiency is coupled with a green tax or other conservation policies that keep the cost of use the same (or higher). As the Jevons paradox applies only to technological improvements that increase fuel efficiency, policies that impose conservation standards and increase costs do not display the paradox. History The Jevons paradox was first described by the English economist William Stanley Jevons in his 1865 book The Coal Question. Jevons observed that England's consumption of coal soared after James Watt introduced his coal-fired steam engine, which greatly improved the efficiency of Thomas Newcomen's earlier design. Cause Rebound effect Khazzoom–Brookes postulate Energy conservation policy See also
Community energy cooperatives take on the 'Big Six' The Big Six energy companies control 99 percent of the UK market, but energy cooperatives -- democratically run community renewable energy programmes -- are springing up in the fight against the "fossil fuel economy" When we think of community energy projects, we often look to the developing world.
From Brazil to Indonesia, local schemes bring energy by the people, for the people, often to areas that have never had access to electricity before. These projects bring jobs in construction, operation and maintenance, often with caveats that say any surplus is shared or invested in local business or schools. But surely, the same thing isn't necessary or possible in the UK? Guy Shrubsole, energy campaigner at Friends of the Earth, believes community energy is vital to wrestle control from what he describes as the "dirty polluting cartel", the Big Six energy companies who control 99 per cent of the UK energy market: Scottish Power, British Gas, EON, Npower, Southern Electric and EDF.
Indigenous Affairs (3-01.pdf) Building Alliances of Indigenous Nations. The Nations of Turtle Island. Liquid Democracy. The Icelandic Revolution. Theodore Roosevelt - Jamestown Exposition. Universal Recognition of Inalienable Right to Self-Determination Most Effective Way of Guaranteeing Fundamental Freedoms. Sixty-seventh General Assembly Third Committee 30th & 31st Meeting (AM & PM) Hears from Some 35 Speakers in Day-Long Debate, With Focus on Eliminating Racism, Self-Determination, Human Rights Protections Universal recognition of the inalienable right to self-determination was the most effective way the global community could guarantee protection of fundamental freedoms, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) was told today, as it concluded discussion on several human rights issues.
“Whether this right is taken away by military intervention, aggression, occupation, or even exploitation, the world cannot condone its deprivation from any peoples in any region,” the Maldives representative said. The racial and religious discrimination faced by South Sudan for more than six decades should not have happened, with the Charter and the watchful eyes of the United Nations to guard against such indignities, he said. The Committee will reconvene at 10 a.m.
Why I believe one should not hire an attorney. “Should I hire an attorney?”
Is a question that each one must answer for themselves. To make a quality decision, consider the following: 1. An attorney's first duty is to what or to whom? If We consult the latest Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.) legal encyclopedia, volume 7, section 4, We will find that an attorney's first duty is to the courts and the public; not the client: 2. 3. Are you an infant or person of unsound mind? 4. In My opinion, these are the conclusions I would make: 1. 2. 3. Therefore, should one hire an attorney? In My opinion, ABSOLUTELY NOT! Immunities of Prosecutors & Judges Evolves. We hear and see the same scenario all too often.
A prosecutor and/or judge tamper with or completely disregard the evidence of a criminal proceeding where an innocent person facing charges could be fully exonerated, but at a moment's notice court officials sign a life away to prison at the command of a gavel with little to no concern for the defendant. An expression in the legal field is that "law is ever evolving. " It has been known for decades that prosecutors and judges alike enjoy the full immunities their occupations provide. Per Ashelman v. Pope, 793 E.2d 1072 (1986): "Prosecutors are immune from lawsuit for conspiring with judges to determine outcome of judicial proceedings.
" Additionally and according to Norton v. "Prosecutors may knowingly file charges against innocent persons for a crime that never occurred. " The enjoyment of these immunities are now under scrutiny. Robert Nelson of the State of Missouri has also been recently exonerated after spending 30 years in prison.
General Immuinties Pertaining to Prosecutors, Judges, and Government Agents. The United States of America. Patrick Henry - "The Powers of a King" (Argument VII against direct federal taxation) America: Civilization of Crisis. E Pluribus Unum. The theme for the Department of the Treasury's 2007-2012 Strategic Plan is E Pluribus Unum - Out of many, one. Just as the 13 colonies came together to form our Union, the many Treasury departmental offices and bureaus operate in unity to serve the American people. The Latin phrase E Pluribus Unum is found in the Journals of the Continental Congress, June 20, 1782, where it was used to describe the Great Seal adopted that day (1). From the Great Seal's earliest depiction (2), E Pluribus Unum has appeared on coins since 1795 (3) and has graced the back of $1 notes (4) since 1935.
The phrase has been required on all U.S. coinage by law since February 12, 1873 (5). The Treasury Department produces all U.S. legal tender coins and notes for both public and private debts. Return to image The Treasury Building - Symbol of Steadfastness To Americans there is no more impressive symbol of the Treasury Department than the magnificent building itself. Return to image Treasury Vaults Return to image.
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