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The Matrix (3/9) Movie CLIP - Waking from the Dream (1999) HD. Steven Nadler’s Descartes biography, reviewed. Illustration by Jess Fink Philosophers, if they stick around long enough, are likely to stand accused of many sins.

Steven Nadler’s Descartes biography, reviewed.

The most influential—Plato, Aristotle, Locke and co. —naturally attract a crowd of enemies picking through their works for errors or condemning their impact on western thought. These days, René Descartes, the 17th-century French thinker who is often tagged as the founder of modern philosophy, is a favorite punching bag. Untitled. ReplayRemember Not to Die.


Parks and Recreation - Government Shutdown. Lobbying in the United States. Lobbying depends on cultivating personal relationships over many years.

Lobbying in the United States

Photo: Lobbyist Tony Podesta (left) with SenatorKay Hagan (center) and her husband. Lobbying in the United States describes paid activity in which special interests hire well-connected professional advocates, often lawyers, to argue for specific legislation in decision-making bodies such as the United States Congress. Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Camp X-Ray, 2002 U.S.

Guantanamo Bay detention camp

Navy photo by Shane T. McCoy Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay, 2005 U.S. Department of Defense photo by Kathleen T. Rhem, American Forces Press Service. Grover Norquist. Early life[edit] At college, Norquist was an editor at the Harvard Crimson and helped to publish the libertarian-leaning Harvard Chronicle.[13] He was a member of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

Grover Norquist

Norquist has said: "When I became 21, I decided that nobody learned anything about politics after the age of 21. "[12] He attended the Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia,[14] an organization that teaches conservative Americans how to influence public policy through activism and leadership.[15] Political career[edit] Early career[edit] Early in his career, Norquist was executive director of both the National Taxpayers Union and the national College Republicans, holding both positions until 1983.

Norquist traveled to several war zones to help support anti-Soviet guerrilla armies in the second half of the 1980s. Americans for Tax Reform[edit] In 1993, Norquist launched his Wednesday Meeting series at ATR headquarters, initially to help fight President Clinton's healthcare plan. Patriot Act. The USA PATRIOT Act is an Act of Congress that was signed into law by President George W.

Patriot Act

Bush on October 26, 2001. Its title is a ten-letter backronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001".[1] Political action committee. In the United States, a political action committee (PAC) is a type of organization that pools campaign contributions from members and donates those funds to campaign for or against candidates, ballot initiatives, or legislation.[1][2] At the federal level, an organization becomes a PAC when it receives or spends more than $1,000 for the purpose of influencing a federal election, according to the Federal Election Campaign Act.[3] At the state level, an organization becomes a PAC according to the state's election laws.

Political action committee

History[edit] In 1947, as part of the Taft–Hartley Act, the U.S. Congress prohibited labor unions or corporations from spending money to influence federal elections, and prohibited labor unions from contributing to candidate campaigns (an earlier law, the 1907 Tillman Act, had prohibited corporations from contributing to campaigns). In 1971, United States Congress passed the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA).

In its 2010 case Citizens United v. Zoe Graystone. From Battlestar Wiki, the free, open content Battlestar Galactica encyclopedia and episode guide Early Life Zoe Graystone as a vital teenager.

Zoe Graystone

JOHN LOCKE. Zoe Graystone. Victor Frankenstein. History[edit] Victor was born in Naples (according to the 1831 edition of the novel) and raised in Geneva.

Victor Frankenstein

He was the son of Alphonse Frankenstein and Caroline Beaufort, who died of scarlet fever when Victor was seventeen. He describes his ancestry thus: "I am by birth a Genevese; and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic. My ancestors had been for many years counsellors and syndics; and my father had filled several public situations with honour and reputation.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch: “Thine Own Self” “Thine Own Self” Written by Christopher Hatton and Ronald D.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch: “Thine Own Self”

Moore Directed by Winrich Kolbe Season 7, Episode 16 Production episode 40276-268 Original air date: February 14, 1994 Stardate: 47611.2. Data (Star Trek) Lieutenant Commander Data (/ˈdeɪtə/ DAY-tə) is a character in the fictional Star Trek universe portrayed by actor Brent Spiner. He appears in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the feature films Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek: Nemesis.[1] Data is in many ways a successor to the original Star Trek's Spock (Leonard Nimoy), in that the character offers an "outsider's" perspective on humanity.[4] Gene Roddenberry told Brent Spiner that over the course of the series, Data was to become "more and more like a human until the end of the show, when he would be very close, but still not quite there. That was the idea and that's the way that the writers took it.