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Legal Eagles Fun Fact: Alaska

Alaska is a state that does not have sales tax or income tax. According to the June 2018 issue of National Geographic, in Alaska: “The oil and gas industry funds 90 percent of the state budget- plus an annual dividend of over $1,000 to each Alaskan- mostly through a tax of North Slope oil flowing […]

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Legal Eagles Fun Fact: Russia

Russia is the largest country on Earth.  Russia spans 11 time zones and stretches halfway around the world.  Russia contains one of the world’s last wilderness that is home to very rare species. Russia has almost every type of terrain and climate. It has deserts, dense forests, and Arctic tundra. Tweet

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Under Surveillance: Face-Scanning Technology

The February 2018 National Geographic features an article entitled, “The New Big Brother.” This article, which is subtitled, “In our surveillance society, satellites, cameras, and phones are tracking us more than we eve imagined,” details the capabilities of face-scanning technology. The article reveals that CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras contain face-scanning technology, and has the capability […]

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The Perilous Aftermath Of Daylight Savings Time

On Sunday, many people across the country turned their clocks an hour forward for Daylight Savings Time. Daylight Savings Time, originally implemented in Germany during World War II as a means to save energy, is currently observed in the United States, except for in Hawaii and Arizona. Reportedly, for the reasons stated below, Massachusetts and […]

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How Big Is America’s Opioid Problem?

According to the September 2017 edition of National Geographic magazine: • In the United States, every 25 minutes, a baby is born addicted to opioids. • In 2015, there were 33,000 deaths due to opioid overdose. A 16% rise from the year before. According to a recent New York Daily News article: • In 2016, […]

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Is Knowledge Really Power?

“Knowledge, general in nature and unorganized, is not power; it is only potential power- the material out of which real power may be developed. Any modern library contains an unorganized record of all the knowledge of value to which the present stage of civilization is heir, but this knowledge is not power because it is […]

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Scientific Fun Fact: Sound, Heat, and Light

“The human ear can detect only the sound which is produced through from 32,000 to 38,000 vibrations per second. As the rate of vibrations per second increases above that which we call sound, they begin to manifest themselves in the form of heat. Heat begins with about 1,500,000 vibrations per second. Still higher up the […]

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Gil Noble On Growing Up In Harlem & Racism Past And Present

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Neely Fuller Jr. On The Antidote To Confusion

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Neely Fuller Jr. On Constructive Behavior and Justice

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