Alexandria, VA Registered user features are being discontinued. Please click here for more info. Top Alexandria Cameras[?] I-395 @ 14th St Bridge I-95 s/o Rt -234 The Rocker Box: Ghost Towns Here is a repository for ghost towns, almost ghost towns, stories of lost treasures, lost mines, and buried treasure, and other treasure information. Pick your state to find treasures and ghost towns in your area. Unlinked states will be added soon, so... Check back often! Do you know of other ghost towns or treasure stories?
Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: A Brief Account The claim that Thomas Jefferson fathered children with Sally Hemings, a slave at Monticello, entered the public arena during Jefferson's first term as president, and it has remained a subject of discussion and disagreement for two centuries. Based on documentary, scientific, statistical, and oral history evidence, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (TJF) Research Committee Report on Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings (January 2000) remains the most comprehensive analysis of this historical topic. Ten years later, TJF and most historians believe that, years after his wife’s death, Thomas Jefferson was the father of the six children of Sally Hemings mentioned in Jefferson's records, including Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston Hemings. Historical Background In September 1802, political journalist James T. Callender, a disaffected former ally of Jefferson, wrote in a Richmond newspaper that Jefferson had for many years "kept, as his concubine, one of his own slaves."
50 U.S. Health Care Statistics That Will Absolutely Astonish You The U.S. health care system has become one gigantic money making scam, and you are about to see the statistics that prove it. Today, the United States spends more on health care per person than any other country in the world by far. The health insurance companies and the big pharmaceutical corporations are raking in gigantic mountains of cash and yet the quality of the health care that we receive in return is rather quite poor. People living in Puerto Rico have a greater life expectancy than we do. Residents of Cuba have a lower infant mortality rate than we do. We are the most medicated population on the planet and yet we are also one of the sickest.
Coop We know that submitting timely, accurate tax returns is a tremendous challenge for any business, whether you work out of your home or run a corporation. Yet it is a necessity. Many new and existing entrepreneurs are confused or nervous about filing their self-employment taxes correctly. Other entrepreneurs who have found success and wish to expand, often discover that almost every type of existing small business loan requires recent tax returns as part of the loan application. Not having tax returns means that these business owners either cannot grow, or must resort to high-priced credit cards or loan sharks to find working capital. Finding a trustworthy business tax preparer is difficult, but it is crucially important to ensure that the businesses we build in our communities are not lost due to noncompliance or to errors in tax reporting.
Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States A spectacular historical atlas refashioned for the 21st century Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright's Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas's nearly 700 maps. Many of these beautiful maps are enhanced here in ways impossible in print, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data—remarkable maps produced eight decades ago with the functionality of the twenty-first century.
Yahoo Sells All Its Users Private Email Contents to U.S. Agencies for Small Price (Mathaba) Yahoo isn’t happy that a detailed menu of the spying services it provides to "law enforcement" and spy agencies has leaked onto the web. After earlier reports this week that Yahoo had blocked an FOIA Freedom of Information release of its "law enforcement and intelligence price list", someone helpfully provided a copy of the Yahoo company’s spying guide to the whistleblower web site Cryptome.org. The 17-page guide, which Yahoo has tried to suppress via legal letters to the Cryptome.org site run by freedom of information champion John Young, describes Yahoo’s policies on keeping the data of Yahoo Email and Yahoo Groups users, as well as the surveillance and spying capabilities it can give to the U.S. government and its agencies.
Advocates ask Congress to stop dangerous Kiger Mustang roundup in Oregon GENETIC VIABILITY THREATENED AT PENDING KIGER ROUNDUPAdvocates ask Congress to stop the roundup and save treasured mustangs THE CLOUD FOUNDATION has issued the following Press Release: PORTLAND, Ore. (June 30, 2011) — The Cloud Foundation opposes the Kiger mustang helicopter roundup scheduled to begin Friday, July 1st for five days outside Burns, Oregon. The herd is famous around the globe for their quality horses with genetic roots to the Spanish Conquistador horses. Despite More College Grads US Workforce Needs Even More Despite more college grads, U.S. workforce needs even more. The number of adult Americans who have earned college degrees has been increasing, but not fast enough to keep up with workforce demands, according to a report released Monday. At the current rate, employers in 2025 will need about 23 million more degree-holders than the nation's colleges and universities will have produced. "We are nowhere near at the pace that we need to be says," Jamie Merisotis, president of the non-profit Lumina Foundation, which released the report. "Look at it as an alarm, an urgent call to action." The foundation wants to increase the percentage of working-age Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% in 2025 — a goal similar to one set by President Obama in 2009.
Scout: History & Heritage 2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings About the Park: Welcome to Quechee State Park. Its location along US Route 4, and its proximity to many Upper... vtstateparks.com Cryptome Hosted documents Cryptome hosts over 70,000 files, including suppressed photographs of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq, lists of people believed to be MI6 agents, detailed maps of government facilities (based upon publicly available mapping and aerial photography), a list of Stasi workers at the time of its dissolution on December 8, 1989, and 4,000 photos of the Iraq War. Cryptome subsites Cryptome also has subsites that focus on specific topics: Recent events On April 20, 2007, the website received notice from its hosting company, Verio, that it would be evicted on May 4 for unspecified breaches of their acceptable use policy.
VIDEO: Constituents Confront Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) For Holding Debt Negotiations Hostage Over Tax Cuts For Rich By Lee Fang on July 2, 2011 at 3:55 pm "VIDEO: Constituents Confront Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) For Holding Debt Negotiations Hostage Over Tax Cuts For Rich" Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) Slavery in America Slavery in America Slavery in America began in 1607 and continued until 1865. These links tell you more about this controversial but, for a long time, legal practice. Slavery It's hard to imagine that people did these things to each other, but different times allowed different ideals. Your About Guide to African-American History reveals the terrible tragedy of slavery. Foes of Slavery These African-Americans are famous for fighting against slavery.