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Jitsi Configuration and Review – Callcentric

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Aug 302015
 

This setup guide is based on the Jitsi stable version 1.0-beta1-nightly.build.3593 on the Windows platform. Other platforms should have a similar infterface. This setup guide assumes you have properly installed the application on your operating system of choice and have gotten any audio issues resolved before attempting to configure Jitsi for use with Callcentric.

Help / Support: Jitsi documentation

***If this is not the first time running Jiitsi then on the main interface, please click on Tools > Options (on Mac OSX, please click on Jitsi > Preferences):

Then choose Add to add a new account. Select SIP from the dropdown list and continue to Step 2.

Username: This is either the default extension 1777MYCCID OR 1777MYCCIDEXT, where 1777MYCCID is the 1777 number assigned to you by Callcentric and EXT is the three digit extension you are trying to register this UA to.

For example: 17770001234101 would register to extension 101 on account 17770001234.

You cannot register to your account using only the extension number.

Password: Enter your extension SIP Password here. Your extension SIP password is the password you created for the extension you are trying to use. You may edit the SIP password you wish to use in by logging into your My Callcentric account and clicking on the Extension menu link and then modifying the appropriate extension.

After specifying your username/ password, click on the Sign in button on the bottom of the Sign in screen.

On the main interface, please click on Tools > Options (on Mac OSX, please click on Jitsi > Preferences). From there, please select your Callcentric profile and click on the EDIT button on the bottom of the Options page:

Keep alive method: REGISTER Keep alive interval: 60 Disable/uncheck: Enable support to encrypt calls

Click on the Next button, which should bring you to the Summary window.

Click on the Sign in button to finish.

PCMU/8000 telephone-event/8000

Once you have made these changes, please click on the Video tab and disable all video codecs.

After making the above changes, please close out the Options window, and go back to the main interface.

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Free SEO tools from SEO chat

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Aug 302015
 

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7th Circuit Court: Illegal Immigrants Have Second …

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Aug 292015
 

In a wordillegal immigrants have Second Amendment rights too.

The case was titled United States v. Meza-Rodriguez, and the decision was handed down on August 20.

The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reports that the decision was written by Judge Diane Wood for a panel that included Judges Frank Easterbrook and Joel Flaum.

As for the background to the case, Wood explained that Mariano Meza-Rodriguez, a citizen of Mexico, was arrested in August 2013 [and found to be] carrying a .22 caliber cartridge. Because he did not have documentation to show that he was in the United States lawfully, he was charged as being in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5), which forbids illegal immigrants from possessing firearms in the United States.

Meza-Rodriquez was indicted. He then challenged the indictment by claiming 922(g)(5) impermissibly infringed on his rights under the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin rejected Meza-Rodriquezs claim, thereby upholding the indictment. He appealed the District Courts decision, thus bringing the case to the 7th Circuit.

In working through the case, Wood indicated that certain aspects of the language inDistrict of Columbia v. Heller (2008) support the view that all people, including non-U.S. citizens, whether or not they are authorized to be in the country, enjoy at least some rights under the Second Amendment.

She elaborated:

In a post-Heller world, where it is now clear that the Second Amendment right to bear arms is no second-class entitlement, we see no principled way to carve out the Second Amendment and say that the unauthorized (or maybe all noncitizens) are excluded.No language in the Amendment supports such a conclusion, nor, as we have said, does a broader consideration of the Bill of Rights.

Yet the 7th Circuit upheld the District Courts rulingwhich upheld Meza-Rodriguezs indictmenton the grounds that the Second Amendment does not preclude certain restrictions on the right to bear arms, including the one imposed by 922(g)(5).

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Aug 272015
 

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Genetic engineering is any process by which genetic material (the building blocks of heredity) is changed in such a way as to make possible the production of new substances or new functions. As an example, biologists have now learned how to transplant the gene that produces light in a firefly into tobacco plants. The function of that genethe production of lighthas been added to the normal list of functions of the tobacco plants.

Genetic engineering became possible only when scientists had discovered exactly what is a gene. Prior to the 1950s, the term gene was used to stand for a unit by which some genetic characteristic was transmitted from one generation to the next. Biologists talked about a “gene” for hair color, although they really had no idea as to what that gene was or what it looked like.

That situation changed dramatically in 1953. The English chemist Francis Crick (1916 ) and the American biologist James Watson (1928 ) determined a chemical explanation for a gene. Crick and Watson discovered the chemical structure for large, complex molecules that occur in the nuclei of all living cells, known as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).

DNA molecules, Crick and Watson announced, are very long chains or units made of a combination of a simple sugar and a phosphate group.

Amino acid: An organic compound from which proteins are made.

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid): A large, complex chemical compound that makes up the core of a chromosome and whose segments consist of genes.

Gene: A segment of a DNA molecule that acts as a kind of code for the production of some specific protein. Genes carry instructions for the formation, functioning, and transmission of specific traits from one generation to another.

Gene splicing: The process by which genes are cut apart and put back together to provide them with some new function.

Genetic code: A set of nitrogen base combinations that act as a code for the production of certain amino acids.

Host cell: The cell into which a new gene is transplanted in genetic engineering.

Human gene therapy (HGT): The application of genetic engineering technology for the cure of genetic disorders.

Nitrogen base: An organic compound consisting of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen arranged in a ring that plays an essential role in the structure of DNA molecules.

Plasmid: A circular form of DNA often used as a vector in genetic engineering.

Protein: Large molecules that are essential to the structure and functioning of all living cells.

Recombinant DNA research (rDNA research): Genetic engineering; a technique for adding new instructions to the DNA of a host cell by combining genes from two different sources.

Vector: An organism or chemical used to transport a gene into a new host cell.

Attached at regular positions along this chain are nitrogen bases. Nitrogen bases are chemical compounds in which carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen atoms are arranged in rings. Four nitrogen bases occur in DNA: adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), and thymine (T).

The way in which nitrogen bases are arranged along a DNA molecule represents a kind of genetic code for the cell in which the molecule occurs. For example, the sequence of nitrogen bases T-T-C tells a cell that it should make the amino acid known as lysine. The sequence C-C-G, on the other hand, instructs the cell to make the amino acid glycine.

A very long chain (tens of thousands of atoms long) of nitrogen bases tells a cell, therefore, what amino acids to make and in what sequence to arrange those amino acids. A very long chain of amino acids arranged in a particular sequence, however, is what we know of as a protein. The specific sequence of nitrogen bases, then, tells a cell what kind of protein it should be making.

Furthermore, the instructions stored in a DNA molecule can easily be passed on from generation to generation. When a cell divides (reproduces), the DNA within it also divides. Each DNA molecule separates into two identical parts. Each of the two parts then makes a copy of itself. Where once only one DNA molecule existed, now two identical copies of the molecule exist. That process is repeated over and over again, every time a cell divides.

This discovery gave a chemical meaning to the term gene. According to our current understanding, a specific arrangement of nitrogen bases forms a code, or set of instructions, for a cell to make a specific protein. The protein might be the protein needed to make red hair, blue eyes, or wrinkled skin (to simplify the possibilities). The sequence of bases, then, holds the code for some genetic trait.

The Crick-Watson discovery opened up unlimited possibilities for biologists. If genes are chemical compounds, then they can be manipulated just as any other kind of chemical compound can be manipulated. Since DNA molecules are very large and complex, the actual task of manipulation may be difficult. However, the principles involved in working with DNA molecule genes is no different than the research principles with which all chemists are familiar.

For example, chemists know how to cut molecules apart and put them back together again. When these procedures are used with DNA molecules, the process is known as gene splicing. Gene splicing is a process that takes place naturally all the time in cells. In the process of division or repair, cells routinely have to take genes apart, rearrange their components, and put them back together again.

Scientists have discovered that cells contain certain kinds of enzymes that take DNA molecules apart and put them back together again. Endonucleases, for example, are enzymes that cut a DNA molecule at some given location. Exonucleases are enzymes that remove one nitrogen base unit at a time. Ligases are enzymes that join two DNA segments together.

It should be obvious that enzymes such as these can be used by scientists as submicroscopic scissors and glue with which one or more DNA molecules can be cut apart, rearranged, and the put back together again.

Genetic engineering requires three elements: the gene to be transferred, a host cell into which the gene is inserted, and a vector to bring about the transfer. Suppose, for example, that one wishes to insert the gene for making insulin into a bacterial cell. Insulin is a naturally occurring protein made by cells in the pancreas in humans and other mammals. It controls the breakdown of complex carbohydrates in the blood to glucose. People whose bodies have lost the ability to make insulin become diabetic.

The first step in the genetic engineering procedure is to obtain a copy of the insulin gene. This copy can be obtained from a natural source

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(from the DNA in a pancreas, for example), or it can be manufactured in a laboratory.

The second step in the process is to insert the insulin gene into the vector. The term vector means any organism that will carry the gene from one place to another. The most common vector used in genetic engineering is a circular form of DNA known as a plasmid. Endonucleases are used to cut the plasmid molecule open at almost any point chosen by the scientist. Once the plasmid has been cut open, it is mixed with the insulin gene and a ligase enzyme. The goal is to make sure that the insulin gene attaches itself to the plasmid before the plasmid is reclosed.

The hybrid plasmid now contains the gene whose product (insulin) is desired. It can be inserted into the host cell, where it begins to function just like all the other genes that make up the cell. In this case, however, in addition to normal bacterial functions, the host cell also is producing insulin, as directed by the inserted gene.

Notice that the process described here involves nothing more in concept than taking DNA molecules apart and recombining them in a different arrangement. For that reason, the process also is referred to as recombinant DNA (rDNA) research.

The possible applications of genetic engineering are virtually limitless. For example, rDNA methods now enable scientists to produce a number of products that were previously available only in limited quantities. Until the 1980s, for example, the only source of insulin available to diabetics was from animals slaughtered for meat and other purposes. The supply was never large enough to provide a sufficient amount of affordable insulin for everyone who needed insulin. In 1982, however, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved insulin produced by genetically altered organisms, the first such product to become available.

Since 1982, the number of additional products produced by rDNA techniques has greatly expanded. Among these products are human growth hormone (for children whose growth is insufficient because of genetic problems), alpha interferon (for the treatment of diseases), interleukin-2 (for the treatment of cancer), factor VIII (needed by hemophiliacs for blood clotting), erythropoietin (for the treatment of anemia), tumor necrosis factor (for the treatment of tumors), and tissue plasminogen activator (used to dissolve blood clots).

Genetic engineering also promises a revolution in agriculture. Recombinant DNA techniques enable scientists to produce plants that are resistant to herbicides and freezing temperatures, that will take longer to ripen, and that will manufacture a resistance to pests, among other characteristics.

Today, scientists have tested more than two dozen kinds of plants engineered to have special properties such as these. As with other aspects of genetic engineering, however, these advances have been controversial. The development of herbicide-resistant plants, for example, means that farmers are likely to use still larger quantities of herbicides. This trend is not a particularly desirable one, according to some critics. How sure can we be, others ask, about the risk to the environment posed by the introduction of “unnatural,” engineered plants?

The science and art of animal breeding also are likely to be revolutionized by genetic engineering. For example, scientists have discovered that a gene in domestic cows is responsible for the production of milk. Genetic engineering makes it possible to extract that gene from cows who produce large volumes of milk or to manufacture that gene in the laboratory. The gene can then be inserted into other cows whose milk production may increase by dramatic amounts because of the presence of the new gene.

One of the most exciting potential applications of genetic engineering involves the treatment of human genetic disorders. Medical scientists know of about 3,000 disorders that arise because of errors in an individual’s DNA. Conditions such as sickle-cell anemia, Tay-Sachs disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Huntington’s chorea, cystic fibrosis, and Lesch-Nyhan syndrome result from the loss, mistaken insertion, or change of a single nitrogen base in a DNA molecule. Genetic engineering enables scientists to provide individuals lacking a particular gene with correct copies of that gene. If and when the correct gene begins functioning, the genetic disorder may be cured. This procedure is known as human gene therapy (HGT).

The first approved trials of HGT with human patients began in the 1980s. One of the most promising sets of experiments involved a condition known as severe combined immune deficiency (SCID). Individuals with SCID have no immune systems. Exposure to microorganisms that would be harmless to the vast majority of people will result in diseases that can cause death. Untreated infants born with SCID who are not kept in a sterile bubble become ill within months and die before their first birthday.

In 1990, a research team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) attempted HGT on a four-year-old SCID patient. The patient received about one billion cells containing a genetically engineered copy of the gene that his body lacked. Another instance of HGT was a procedure, approved in 1993 by NIH, to introduce normal genes into the airways of cystic fibrosis patients. By the end of the 1990s, according to the NIH, more than 390 gene therapy studies had been initiated. These studies involved more than 4,000 people and more than a dozen medical conditions.

In 2000, doctors in France claimed they had used HGT to treat three babies who suffered from SCID. Just ten months after being treated, the babies exhibited normal immune systems. This marked the first time that HGT had unequivocally succeeded.

Controversy remains. Human gene therapy is the source of great controversy among scientists and nonscientists alike. Few individuals maintain that the HGT should not be used. If we could wipe out sickle cell anemia, most agree, we should certainly make the effort. But HGT raises other concerns. If scientists can cure genetic disorders, they can also design individuals in accordance with the cultural and intellectual fashions of the day. Will humans know when to say “enough” to the changes that can be made with HGT?

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Despite recent successes, most results in HGT since the first experiment was conducted in 1990 have been largely disappointing. And in 1999, research into HGT was dealt a blow when an eighteen-year-old from Tucson, Arizona, died in an experiment at the University of Pennsylvania. The young man, who suffered from a metabolic disorder, had volunteered for an experiment to test gene therapy for babies with a fatal form of that disease. Citing the spirit of this young man, researchers remain optimistic, vowing to continue work into the possible lifesaving opportunities offered by HGT.

The commercial potential of genetically engineered products was not lost on entrepreneurs in the 1970s. A few individuals believed that the impact of rDNA on American technology would be comparable to that of computers in the 1950s. In many cases, the first genetic engineering firms were founded by scientists involved in fundamental research. The American biologist Herbert Boyer, for example, teamed up with the venture capitalist Robert Swanson in 1976 to form Genentech (Genetic Engineering Technology). Other early firms like Cetus, Biogen, and Genex were formed similarly through the collaboration of scientists and businesspeople.

The structure of genetic engineering (biotechnology) firms has, in fact, long been a source of controversy. Many observers have questioned the right of a scientist to make a personal profit by running companies that benefit from research that had been carried out at publicly funded universities. The early 1990s saw the creation of formalized working relations between universities, individual researchers, and the corporations founded by these individuals. Despite these arrangements, however, many ethical issues remain unresolved.

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NSA Spying | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Aug 272015
 

The US government, with assistance from major telecommunications carriers including AT&T, has engaged in massive, illegal dragnet surveillance of the domestic communications and communications records of millions of ordinary Americans since at least 2001. Since this was first reported on by the press and discovered by the public in late 2005, EFF has been at the forefront of the effort to stop it and bring government surveillance programs back within the law and the Constitution.

History of NSA Spying Information since 2005 (See EFFs full timeline of events here)

News reports in December 2005 first revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been intercepting Americans phone calls and Internet communications. Those news reports, combined with a USA Today story in May 2006 and the statements of several members of Congress, revealed that the NSA is also receiving wholesale copies of American’s telephone and other communications records. All of these surveillance activities are in violation of the privacy safeguards established by Congress and the US Constitution.

In early 2006, EFF obtained whistleblower evidence (.pdf) from former AT&T technician Mark Klein showing that AT&T is cooperating with the illegal surveillance. The undisputed documents show that AT&T installed a fiberoptic splitter at its facility at 611 Folsom Street in San Francisco that makes copies of all emails web browsing and other Internet traffic to and from AT&T customers and provides those copies to the NSA. This copying includes both domestic and international Internet activities of AT&T customers. As one expert observed, this isnt a wiretap, its a country-tap.

Secret government documents, published by the media in 2013, confirm the NSA obtains full copies of everything that is carried along major domestic fiber optic cable networks. In June 2013, the media, led by the Guardian and Washington Post started publishing a series of articles, along with full government documents, that have confirmed much of what was reported in 2005 and 2006 and then some. The reports showed-and the government later admittedthat the government is mass collecting phone metadata of all US customers under the guise of the Patriot Act. Moreover, the media reports confirm that the government is collecting and analyzing the content of communications of foreigners talking to persons inside the United States, as well as collecting much more, without a probable cause warrant. Finally, the media reports confirm the upstream collection off of the fiberoptic cables that Mr. Klein first revealed in 2006. (See EFFs How It Works page here for more)

EFF Fights Back in the Courts

EFF is fighting these illegal activities in the courts. Currently, EFF is representing victims of the illegal surveillance program in Jewel v. NSA,a lawsuit filed in September 2008 seeking to stop the warrantless wiretapping and hold the government and government officials behind the program accountable. In July 2013, a federal judge ruled that the government could not rely on the controversial “state secrets” privilege to block our challenge to the constitutionality of the program. On February 10, 2015, however, the court granted summary judgment to the government on the Plaintiffs allegations of Fourth Amendment violations based on the NSAs copying of Internet traffic from the Internet backbone. The court ruled that the publicly available information did not paint a complete picture of how the NSA collects Internet traffic, so the court could not rule on the program without looking at information that could constitute state secrets. The court did not rule that the NSAs activities are legal, nor did it rule on the other claims in Jewel, and the case will go forward on those claims.This case is being heard in conjunction with Shubert v. Obama, which raises similar claims.

In July, 2013, EFF filed another lawsuit, First Unitarian v. NSA, based on the recently published FISA court order demanding Verizon turn over all customer phone records including who is talking to whom, when and for how longto the NSA. This so-called metadata, especially when collected in bulk and aggregated, allows the government to track the associations of various political and religious organizations. The Director of National Intelligence has since confirmed that the collection of Verizon call records is part of a broader program.

In addition to making the same arguments we made in Jewel, we argue in First Unitarian that this type of collection violates the First Amendment right to association. Previously, in Hepting v. AT&T,EFF filed the first case against a cooperating telecom for violating its customers’ privacy. After Congress expressly intervened and passed the FISA Amendments Act to allow the Executive to require dismissal of the case,Hepting was ultimately dismissed by the US Supreme Court.

In September of 2014, EFF, along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, joined the legal team for Anna Smith, an Idaho emergency neonatal nurse, in her challenge of the government’s bulk collection of the telephone records of millions of innocent Americans. In Smith v. Obama, we are arguing the program violated her Fourth Amendment rights by collecting a wealth of detail about her familial, political, professional, religious and intimate associations. In particular, we focus on challenging the applicability of the so-called third party doctrine, the idea that people have no expectation of privacy in information they entrust to others.

First Unitarian v. NSAEFFs case challenging the NSAs phone metadata surveillance Jewel v. NSAEFFs case challenging the NSAs dragnet surveillance Hepting v. AT&TEFFs case that challenged AT&Ts complicity in illegal NSA spying Smith v. ObamaEFF’s appeal with the ACLU of an Idaho nurse’s challenge to the NSA’s phone metadata surveillance.

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Aug 272015
 

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NJ SEO Company – New Jersey Seach Engine Optimization

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Aug 262015
 

Looking for NJ SEO Services? The Simple Truth

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Aug 252015
 

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NSA Tournaments – NSA Florida Fastpitch Softball

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Aug 252015
 

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Bitcoin Charts

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Aug 252015
 

Major Magazine Publisher to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Time Inc., publisher of e. g. for People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle and Time, now accepts bitcoin as a payment.

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It can be used to buy apps, games, and other digital content from Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music, or Xbox Video stores. Be aware, that Money added to the Microsoft account using Bitcoin cannot be refunded.

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Mozilla, the community behind Firefox and Thunderbird, now accepts Bitcoin donations.

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PayPal does first steps for a integration of bitcoin.

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The Wikimedia Foundation now accepts Bitcoin. They will work together with coinbase.

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The German Newspaper “taz”, also called “die tageszeitung”, now accepts Bitcoins as donations. All the content on taz.de/ is available for free, based on their model of donations. So far, more then 10 BTC got donated, which is a lot, compared to the approx. 10 000 donations (in German), received in June.

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Latvian airline airBaltic has become the worlds first airline to accept Bitcoin as payment for its tickets to 60 destinations in Europe, Middle East, Russia and the CIS.

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Dell is now accepting bitcoin payments from consumers and small business shoppers across the U.S. for all items available on Dell.com, including the Alienware line of products.

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Tulsa Seo Web Design Search Engine Optimization Tulsa

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Aug 252015
 

SEO Tulsa is ranked number one by Google for keywords such as Tulsa Search Engine Optimization and Tulsa SEO and theres a reason for that. We are extremely good in our profession. Do you want your website to rank high on search engines such as Yahoo, Google and Bing? The fact is that a website is of no good if your existing clients or prospective clients cannot find it on the World Wide Web. We can help you optimize your site so that it appears in the top results of search engines. This process of reaching for the top of search engine results is known as search engine optimization (SEO for short). SEO plays an important part in directing potential clients to your website. Some additional tactics we utilize to achieve the greatest possible results in a relatively short time period include: online reputation management, social media marketing, and the creation of e-newsletters, press releases as well as other high-quality marketing content.

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First, you will need to decide whether to optimize your marketing activities for the international market, for only the local Tulsa market or for both. Whichever one you choose, we can help you achieve your objectives. Our local Tulsa search engine optimization services are specially designed to maximize your chances of being listed within the local section of a Google search listing. The objective of Tulsa SEO is to get your website to rank high in the search page results when a prospective client uses the internet to search for a local supplier of the products or services that you offer. A few examples of pertinent search terms include: automobile repair in Tulsa, Tulsa dentist, Tulsa realtor, or if you are searching for an SEO service provider, SEO Tulsa or Search Engine Optimization Tulsa.

Aside from providing quality and highly effective SEO services, we also utilize Google My Business as well as other far-reaching online platforms to get to your targeted client base directly. Some of the tools we employ include directory listings, customer reviews and local mapping. Also, we adopt a community-centric tactic to web reputation management by concentrating on things such as email marketing, press releases designed for local media outlets and social media presence. All these are specially designed to reach as well as engage your target clients or audience.

If your business is located within the Tulsa area, then your main priority should be localized leads. Since Tulsa has one of the fastest growing populations as well as strongest economies in the country, local Tulsa businesses are generally the most valuable; also they have a very high inbound lead conversion rate. This means greater returns on marketing investment.

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Companies that sell products in various parts of the globe require efficient and comprehensive international search engine optimization services and strategies. For companies that presently have (or are trying to setup) an ecommerce site, geography is certainly not a problem. Consumers can order for the products they require from anywhere on the planet via the internet. Whether you are looking to optimize your present website or want to create a new website for your ecommerce business, SEO Tulsa can help you.

As soon as your site has been optimized for the international market, it will appear in the search results when a prospective client searches for the kind of products that you provide without indicating a particular location. Bear in mind that your site will be competing with millions of other websites in different parts of the world, and not merely with businesses or websites that are within your locality. This is where international search engine optimization services can help you achieve competitive edge. You can even compete with corporate giants such as Coca-cola and Nike.

When considering Local Tulsa SEO versus International, do not forget that you dont have to sell globally merely because you have the capability to do so. It might be much simpler to sell to consumers within your locality compared to selling to consumers located six thousand miles away. If you are operating on a low budget, you should consider optimizing your site for the local audience first, before you venture into the international scene and compete globally.

Please get in touch with us so we can analyze your sites current SEO requirements whether international or local. This analysis is completely free of charge.

We do not provide a one size fits all solution at SEO Tulsa. We custom produce a marketing campaign that is distinctly suited to meet the needs and expectations of individual clients. Some of the strategies as well as services that we include within our comprehensive marketing campaigns include:

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At SEO Tulsa, we do not only focus on improving your rankings in search engine results. We also depend upon a comprehensive and all-inclusive marketing tactic which utilizes both traditional and digital mediums for optimum exposure across various channels. The result is established, measurable outcomes as well as greater returns on marketing investment. In addition to delivering excellent results, SEO Tulsa also carries the customer along by promising complete transparency via a highly progressive and advanced method of lead tracking, reliable reporting as well as high-level business development tools which place campaign analytics within the hands of customers directly.

If you own a business, be aware that there are several web hosting firms that provide services which can ultimately damage your rankings in search engines. You should also not forget that the average website designer may likely have little or no knowledge about internet marketing or search engine optimization. For these professional services, you should be working with a reliable and experienced marketing communications company such as SEO Tulsa and SSD Fair Marketing (our parent company).

One very common mistake that business owners and managers make is purchasing several domain names and using all of them to promote one website. This strategy is flawed in that most search engines including Google will regard the extra sites as duplicate content and may remove your site from search engine results or impose heavy penalties. Having multiple domain names is fine provided that you have unique and original content on each website.

For additional assistance and to start improving your business online brand via strategic search engine optimization services as well as established online marketing tactics, contact and schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable consultants now.

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What this means is that we will never be dishonest regarding what can be reasonably expected from a personalized comprehensive marketing strategy for your business. Also we will give you detailed and accurate reports about the progress we are making. SEO Tulsa is committed to helping your business achieve online success as well as industry recognition. This, in turn, will help attract more clients thus generate more sales.

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Urban Dictionary: Illuminati

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Aug 232015
 

the Illuminati is a secret orginazation of the most powerful and influential elite in the world.They go back for centuries and maintain the same bloodlines.They set up the council on forign relations,the bilderberg group and the tri-laterial commission.those 3 groups all meet to plan the fate of the world.They consists of international bankers,top government officials,leaders in the energy cartel and media monopoly owners and have control over the U.N. and unesco.their subdivisions reach into everyones daily life without most sheeple even being aware of it. They also have ties to the freemasons,skull and bones, and the knights templar.their ultimate goal is for a one world government which they will control,also a one world currency,and they want control and ownership of all land,property,resources and people.Also they manipulate political parties,and the legal and illigal drug trade and federal agencies related to all matters listed above.

rockefeller foundation,ford foundation, carlysle group,J.P.Morgan,oppenhiemer,kuhn leub,federal reserve system and many others involved. check out bloodlines of the illuminati and new world order

The Bastards who killed Michael Jackson to prevent him from Revealing the truth about the New World Order on July 8th,2009 during his concerts.

The Illuminati has also killed Tupac, Bob Marley, and John Lennon.

Elite masters of deception who want to control your mind, soul, and your body, and rule the entire world.

“Illuminati want my mind, soul, and my body. Secret society, tryin to keep they eye on me.” – LL Cool J

Something ignorant people deny exists.

conspiracyarchive.com is a great website where you can find out more about the illuminati.

If you don’t have a girlfriend, don’t have a real job, spend at least 90% of your waking life in front of a monitor at least one hundred times your dick length, and run a blog.

Man 1: “The first black President in history has just entered the White House.” Man 2: “”HE’S NOT BLACK! THAT’S WHAT THE ILLUMINATI _WANT_ YOU TO BELIEVE!!!!!!!”

a product of human fear based dellusion. A theory for those that need somthing to blame for the state of the world rather than admit it be the simple result of centuries of human stupidity.

“oh no, it cant can’t possibly be that human habits force us to blame anyone but ourselves for everything that is bad in the world,.. there must be a big, bad, mean organisation conspiring to fuck things up for us. Lets call it ‘the illuminati'”

The rulers of this realm and many others like it. They are completely unseen, highly influential and possibly dangerous. Their ultimate prime directive: To reduce the surface population as much as possible so that control of the entire world can be easily administered and consolidated into one government. All this will be done through fear, over consumption, death from unnatural causes, man made (Hurricane Katrina) natural disasters, famine, Economic Disorder,Civil and Domestic Disorder, International Disorder,and ceaseless war.

War On Terrorism- 6,000,000,000.00

Hurricane Katrina- 100,000,000,000.00

Milk- $5.65

Getting Drafted For World War 3 because of Illuminati Prime Directive- Priceless

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Best SEO Companies | SEO Services Agency Reviews

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Aug 202015
 

Looking for the best SEO agency for your business? Then look no further. Our experts have spent hours researching the best agencies by client satisfaction, rankings, and the overall results. Our SEO professionals compile our lists based on proven results for organic placement for their clients.

Finding the right SEO agency can be a difficult and lengthy task. Not every business can benefit from every company. At SEO Agency Ratings, we are a group of SEO industry veterans that will take into account exactly what type of business you have and what results that you will need. We know that many people need help sailing the murky waters of SEO. There are many organizations and companies that do not stand by what they claim to guarantee. Its easy for people to be taken advantage of when they do not have an advocate looking out for what is best for them.

Businesses of all sizes can have problems finding the best SEO firm to help them in their rankings. Although there are a lot of consulting agencies out there that can help, many of them do not consider the client longevity of the SEO agency and the methods that they use to rank. While every business likes to see a big jump up in the rankings, it wont mean much if you fall from the first to the fourth page because the SEO Agency you hired used unethical methods. You have to find an SEO company that has a slow steady climb that will help you maintain your status and keep your website out in front of your customers.

We know that SEO is not your primary focus in your business and it shouldnt have to be. Your time is better spent working on improving your business and providing support for your customers. You shouldnt have to spend hours and days trying to find the best internet marketing agency for you. Our team is comprised of industry experts that have worked for decades in the SEO industry. We want the visitors to this site to recognize that SEO is not a one size fits all standard but that you can find the right company at the best price to work towards the goals that you have in mind for your website. We can help steer you in the right direction so that you can get the results that you need. We can even provide you a customized suggestion based on our experts reviewing your site.

At SEO Agency Ratings, we are constantly reviewing each organization on our lists on a weekly and a monthly basis. We work comparing and contrasting their different values, client retention rates, client satisfaction checks, and most importantly the quality of their SEO strategies and campaigns. Its because of our rigorous rating system that so many businesses have seen their website rankings improve. We use our expert opinion to assist you in finding the best company for your needs. Let us help you find which agency is best for your business.

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Washington Beaches – Chiff.com

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Aug 202015
 

MAIN Beaches US Washington State Beaches

Although the changeable climate of the Northwest doesn’t give coastal areas the reputation it deserves, the summer can be like a day at the beach in the state of Washington.

When the weather’s fine, sandy beaches on Puget Sound and swimming lakes in the Cascades and the Pacific coast offer visitors a chance to enjoy the beach and water sports of all kinds.

And there’s so much to do along the Northern Pacific coast besides swimming. Try beachcombing, clamming, prime Washington State whale watching, and more. It’s all right here — including the top Seattle summer extravaganza at Seafair in July.

Oh, and did we mention the wilderness beaches of Olympic National Park?

Have fun!

DID YOU KNOW? Washington State beach fun facts:

Stretching 28-miles long, Long Beach, WA is the largest and longest sandy beach in the Northwest.

After missing the entrance to what was later named the Columbia River, English explorer John Meares dubbed the headland jutting out into the Pacific Ocean “Cape Disappointment.” Today, Cape Disappointment State Park happily features 27 miles of ocean beach, two lighthouses, camping and spectacularly scenic hiking trails.

Deception Pass State Park (Whidbey Island) was named by early explorers who mistakenly assumed Whidbey Island was a peninsula. Today, the island encompasses one of the most popular state parks in Washington, and its miles of sandy beaches is considered some of the most beautiful in the Puget Sound area.

The area around Alki Beach was named by the Chinook tribe meaning “eventually” or “by and by.” Today, Alki Beach is considered one of Seattle’s hippest, laid-back beach scenes.

More about Washington State beaches around the Web:

– This is the official city Parks and Recreation site with locations, beach hours and amenities, maps and directions for Green Lake Park, Matthews Beach, Seward Beach, Pritchard Island and more.

Welcome to Ocean Shores Washington – Find places for surfing, clamming, swimming, boating and sailing, and other diversions for landlubbers, as well.

The Best Washington State Beaches to Collect Beach Glass – Want to add to your beachcombing collection? You’ll find plenty to explore in this review of top locations for beach treasure at Alki Beach, Port Townsend, Deception Pass, and more.

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Maumee Bay State Park, an Ohio park located near Maumee …

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Aug 182015
 

MAUMEE BAY STATE PARK

Tesla Anne making dad proud

View of pond from Parking Lot 6 in Maumee Bay SP

Tesla and her 30 in 6 lb blue cat named King Kong 10-16-2010

View looking south from bridge at Maumee Bay SP

Canada Goose preens at the inland lake in Maumee Bay State Park, Sept 28, 2014

View looking west from the beach at Maumee Bay State Park, Oct. 15, 2014

Wind surfer takes advantage of strong winds in Maumee Bay. Oct. 18, 2014

Fall colors at Maumee Bay State Park. View of the bay looking west. Oct. 15, 2014

Fall colors at Maumee Bay State Park. View looking south from the beach area. Oct.18, 2014

Rainbow over the beach at Maumee Bay State Park after a storm blew in from Lake Erie. Taken Sept. 21

Maumee Bay State Park offers not only the finest of recreational facilities in the Midwest, but also a unique natural environment created by the convergence of the land and Lake Erie. The lodge, cottages and golf course are nestled among the scenic meadows, wet woods and lush marshes teeming with wildlife. The balance of recreational facilities with the natural world gives visitors a diverse experience in a coastal environment.

The history of Lake Erie began with the glacial period known as the Pleistocene. Massive sheets of ice gouged and scoured the bedrock of Ohio. Testimony of the ice’s force is found throughout the lake area. Small scratches in the rock surface known as glacial striations are common, while major grooves are rare but awesome.

The wetlands of the Maumee Bay area offer a vivid array of natural wonders. Wetlands contain more species of wildlife than any other habitat type, including: fox snake, northern water snake, painted turtle, chorus frog, green frog, spotted salamander, raccoon, muskrat, dragonfly, caddis fly, and water striders. Over 300 species of birds have been recorded with shorebirds such as snipe, great blue heron, common gallinule and ring-billed gulls residing with waterfowl including Canada geese, pintails, redheads, and ruddy ducks. Songbirds include the red-winged blackbird, yellow warbler, killdeer and swamp sparrow. Spring migration brings many others including the colorful warblers. The plant life is diverse as well. Cattails, buttonbush, phragmites, bur-reed, cottonwood and black willow are just a few examples of the marsh plants at the park.

Several prairies exist in the park that offer interpretive experiences for those visitors interested in the various species and ecosystems found there. Ring-necked pheasants densely populate the meadow areas of the park.

The Lake Erie shoreline sets the stage for the comeback of the bald eagle in Ohio. Nesting pairs have been reported recently in Ohio with the majority being in the western basin of Lake Erie.

For many years, the swamp was a tremendous barrier to western settlement. Most settlers traveled by boat on Lake Erie to reach southern Michigan. Major cities of the area circled the perimeter of the swamp; none lay within it except Bowling Green. In 1859, a law was passed providing for a system of public ditches to drain the land. By 1870, the swamp was still only half cleared. Eventually, after a period of intense lumbering and draining, the swamp had nearly vanished and the area became a major agricultural region.

Acquisition of park lands began in 1974 with matching funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Maumee Bay officially became a state park in 1975.

FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW

GeneralLand, acres1336

Water, acresGreat Lake

Day-UseFishingyes

Huntingyes

Hiking Trail, miles10

Picnickingyes

Swimming Beachyes

Beach Concessionyes

Nature Centeryes

Nature Programsyes

BoatingBoat Rentalyes

Boating Limits-1

CampingElectric Sites, #252

Pets Permittedyes

Flush Toiletsyes

Dumpstationyes

Showersyes

Rent-A-Camp Sites, #3

Rent-A-Yurt, #1

WinterSleddingyes

Cross-Country Skiingyes

Ice Skatingyes

AccommodationsLodge Rooms, #120

Family Cottages, #24

Game Roomyes

Indoor Swimming Poolyes

Tennisyes

Outdoor Swimming Poolyes

Golf Courseyes

Restaurantyes

The deluxe cottages at the park are nestled among scenic wetlands and a picturesque golf course. The cottages are equipped with a gas fireplace, heating and air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, living area, two bedrooms with a loft, or four bedrooms. Cottage guests may use all lodge facilities.

Ohio’s newest state park lodge opened in May of 1991. Quilter Lodge overlooking the Maumee Bay of Lake Erie offers 120 guest rooms each with balcony. Lodge features include racquetball courts, game room, saunas, whirlpools, indoor and outdoor pools, conference and meeting rooms, dining room and lounge, and a snack bar.

The park boasts a modern family campground with 256 sites. The campground is equipped with showerhouses, flush toilets, electricity and playground equipment. The campsites are open and spacious and border natural meadows and ponds which are open to fishing for campers only. Pet camping is also permitted. Rent-A-Camp units consisting of a tent, dining fly, cooler, cook stove and other equipment can be rented during the summer months. Five miles of asphalt “bicycle/pedestrian” trails provide access to most of the day-use areas.

Maumee Bay’s unique 18-hole “Scottish Links” style golf course has low, rolling mounds, bent grass fairways, greens and tees, numerous sand bunkers and ponds. A golf pro-shop is in operation with a PGA certified professional on staff. Lessons and golf outings can be arranged.

August 14 – August 16

Hawaiian Weekend – Maumee Bay

Join us for Hawaiian Weekend at Maumee Bay. Pig Roast, limbo, dance and more…. book your campsite early!

September 6

Monarch Butterfly Festival – Maumee Bay

Monarch Butterfly Festival at Maumee Bay Nature Center. Monarch presentation, butterfly tagging and releasing, crafts, games and more. for more info, please call 419-836-9117.

September 19

Coastweeks Cleanup and Adopt-a-Beach – Maumee Bay

For more info, please call 419-836-9117.

October 16 – October 18

Halloween Weekend – Maumee Bay

Decorate your campsite, costume judging, game and activities, luncheon, dances and more…. Book your campsite early!

In addition to the lodge’s pools (for lodge and cottage guests), the park boasts two sand beaches. One beach is located on the Lake Erie shore while the other lines the park’s inland lake. A concession area and changing booths are provided. A large lakeside amphitheater lies between the two beaches.

Lake Erie offers unlimited opportunities for boaters. A 57-acre inland lake in the park is suitable for sailing, canoeing and other non-motorized boat use. Canoes, paddle boats and row boats are available for rent. Waverunners can be rented on the Lake Erie beach.

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Suffer The Little Children, Pennhurst State Home: Eugenics …

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Aug 152015
 

Suffer The Little Children: A Peek into the History of Eugenics and Child Abuse by the State – Pennsylvania Pennhurst. (Full Documentary) The ground-breaking 1968 NBC10 Expose on Pennhurst State School by Bill Baldini. Haunting Similarities to current horrors of CPS Shelters + Group Homes (abuse, money benefits contractors, children worse off). Once called the shame of the nation, Pennhurst was the epicenter of a civil and human rights movement that changed the way the world saw people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The atrocities of neglect at Pennhurst resulted in Supreme Court litigation that sounded the death knell for institutionalization worldwide. Pennhurst was the battleground in a monumental struggle to secure basic human rights for the last group of Americans to attain privileges assumed to be the natural freedoms of all persons. Pennhurst’s historic and beautiful campus is, like Valley Forge and Independence Mall to the east, hallowed ground in the struggle for dignity and self-determination, a western anchor to a freedom corridor, that, though stretching but a few miles, reaches all the way around the world. Pennhurst Memorial and Preservation Alliance seeks to ensure that those achievements won at Pennhurst are neither lost nor forgotten. http://www.preservepennhurst.com/defa…

PA & EUGENICS – In 1913, the legislature appointed a Commission for the Care of the Feeble-Minded which stated that the disabled were unfit for citizenship and posed a menace to the peace, and thus recommended a program of custodial care. The Commission desired to prevent the intermixing of the genes of those imprisoned w the general population. In the Biennial Report to the Legislature submitted by the Board of Trustees, Pennhurst’s Chief Physician quoted Henry H. Goddard, a leading eugenicist:- “Every feeble-minded person is a potential criminal. The general public, although more convinced today than ever before that it is a good thing to segregate the idiot or the distinct imbecile, they have not as yet been convinced as to the proper treatment of the defective delinquent, which is the brighter and more dangerous individual.”

More on Eugenics in Pennsylvania – — In 1857 the Supreme Court handed down the Dred Scott decision while it held session at Bedford Springs in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Dred Scott and his family walked into the Supreme Court as free people and walked out as slaves. Transferring authority from the parent to the state produced profound subservience and slavery into the entire culture. Millions of American families are now experiencing the very same fate as the Dred Scott family, as “family courts” and bureaucratic slave-makers are committing the very same atrocities in eugenics “kangaroo courts.” http://bedfordsprings.blogspot.com/ — Eugenics in America, Began in Bedford, Pennsylvania and Continues to Destroy through CPS Fraud, Abuse, False Accusations. http://robertscourt.blogspot.com/2009…

— Cases — PENNHURST STATE SCHOOL V. HALDERMAN, 465 U. S. 89 (1984). The Court of Appeals affirmed, holding that the MH/MR Act required the State to adopt the “least restrictive environment” approach for the care of the mentally retarded, and rejecting petitioners’ argument that the Eleventh Amendment barred a federal court from considering this pendent state law claim. The court reasoned that, since that Amendment did not bar a federal court from granting prospective injunctive relief against state officials on the basis of federal claims, citing Ex parte Young, 209 U. S. 123, the same result obtained with respect to a pendent state law claim. HELD: Eleventh Amendment prohibited the District Court from ordering state officials to conform their conduct to state law. Pp. 465 U. S. 97-124. (a) The principle of sovereign immunity is a constitutional limitation on the federal judicial power established in Art. III of the Constitution. The Eleventh Amendment bars a suit against state officials when the State is the real, substantial party in interest, regardless of whether the suit seeks damages or injunctive relief. The Court in Ex parte Young, supra, recognized an important exception to this general rule: a suit challenging the federal constitutionality of a state official’s action is not one against the State. Pp. 465 U. S. 97-103. http://supreme.justia.com/us/465/89/

EX PARTE YOUNG, 209 U.S. 123 (1908), Whether a state statute is unconstitutional because the penalties for its violation are so enormous that persons affected thereby are prevented from resorting to the courts for the purpose of determining the validity of the statute, and are thereby denied the equal protection of the law, and their property rendered liable to be taken without due process of law, is a Federal question and gives the Circuit Court jurisdiction. http://supreme.justia.com/us/209/123/…

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NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers …

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Aug 082015
 

The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials.

By tapping those links, the agency has positioned itself to collect at will from hundreds of millions of user accounts, many of them belonging to Americans. The NSA does not keep everything it collects, but it keeps a lot.

According to a top-secret accounting dated Jan. 9, 2013, the NSAs acquisitions directorate sends millions of records every day from internal Yahoo and Google networks to data warehouses at the agencys headquarters at Fort Meade, Md. In the preceding 30 days, the report said, field collectors had processed and sent back 181,280,466 new records including metadata, which would indicate who sent or received e-mails and when, as well as content such as text, audio and video.

The NSAs principal tool to exploit the data links is a project called MUSCULAR, operated jointly with the agencys British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters . From undisclosed interception points, the NSA and the GCHQ are copying entire data flows across fiber-optic cables that carry information among the data centers of the Silicon Valley giants.

The infiltration is especially striking because the NSA, under a separate program known as PRISM, has front-door access to Google and Yahoo user accounts through a court-approved process.

The MUSCULAR project appears to be an unusually aggressive use of NSA tradecraft against flagship American companies. The agency is built for high-tech spying, with a wide range of digital tools, but it has not been known to use them routinely against U.S. companies.

In a statement, the NSA said it is focused on discovering and developing intelligence about valid foreign intelligence targets only.

NSA applies Attorney General-approved processes to protect the privacy of U.S. persons minimizing the likelihood of their information in our targeting, collection, processing, exploitation, retention, and dissemination, it said.

In a statement, Googles chief legal officer, David Drummond, said the company has long been concerned about the possibility of this kind of snooping and has not provided the government with access to its systems.

We are outraged at the lengths to which the government seems to have gone to intercept data from our private fiber networks, and it underscores the need for urgent reform, he said.

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Jitsi Tutorial 1 – Installation – Top Windows Tutorials

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Aug 082015
 

If you want a secure, open source and free alternative to Skype that takes your privacy seriously, then you should definitely give Jitsi a go. Jitsi is an instant messaging, video and voice chat client with super strong privacy safeguards. Using Jitsi, you can chat wherever you are in the world without worrying about eavesdroppers listening in.

To get started using the program, we first need to install it. Visit this page to download the latest version. The page should look like the one shown in the picture below.

Look for a link that says jitsi-latest-x86 if you have a 32 bit version of Windows or jitsi-latest-x64 if you have a 64 bit version. If youre unsure, see this link to find out which version you are running.

Click the appropriate link and choose Open or Run in your browsers download manager. After Jitsi has downloaded, the following window should appear.

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How Laissez-Faire Made Sweden Rich | Libertarianism.org

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Aug 082015
 

October 25, 2013 essays

Sweden often gets held up as an example of how socialism can work better than markets. But, as Norberg shows, Swedens history in fact points to the opposite conclusion.

Once upon a time I got interested in theories of economic development because I had studied a low-income country, poorer than Congo, with life expectancy half as long and infant mortality three times as high as the average developing country.

That country is my own country, Swedenless than 150 years ago.

At that time Sweden was incredibly poorand hungry. When there was a crop failure, my ancestors in northern Sweden, in ngermanland, had to mix bark into the bread because they were short of flour. Life in towns and cities was no easier. Overcrowding and a lack of health services, sanitation, and refuse disposal claimed lives every day. Well into the twentieth century, an ordinary Swedish working-class family with five children might have to live in one room and a kitchen, which doubled as a dining room and bedroom. Many people lodged with other families. Housing statistics from Stockholm show that in 1900, as many as 1,400 people could live in a building consisting of 200 one-room flats. In conditions like these it is little wonder that disease was rife. People had large numbers of children not only for lack of contraception, but also because of the risk that not many would survive for long.

As Vilhelm Moberg, our greatest author, observed when he wrote a history of the Swedish people: Of all the wondrous adventures of the Swedish people, none is more remarkable and wonderful than this: that it survived all of them.

But in one century, everything was changed. Sweden had the fastest economic and social development that its people had ever experienced, and one of the fastest the world had ever seen. Between 1850 and 1950 the average Swedish income multiplied eightfold, while population doubled. Infant mortality fell from 15 to 2 per cent, and average life expectancy rose an incredible 28 years. A poor peasant nation had become one of the worlds richest countries.

Many people abroad think that this was the triumph of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, which somehow found the perfect middle way, managing to tax, spend, and regulate Sweden into a more equitable distribution of wealthwithout hurting its productive capacity. And so Swedena small country of nine million inhabitants in the north of Europebecame a source of inspiration for people around the world who believe in government-led development and distribution.

But there is something wrong with this interpretation. In 1950, when Sweden was known worldwide as the great success story, taxes in Sweden were lower and the public sector smaller than in the rest of Europe and the United States. It was not until then that Swedish politicians started levying taxes and disbursing handouts on a large scale, that is, redistributing the wealth that businesses and workers had already created. Swedens biggest social and economic successes took place when Sweden had a laissez-faire economy, and widely distributed wealth preceded the welfare state.

This is the story about how that happened. It is a story that must be learned by countries that want to be where Sweden is today, because if they are to accomplish that feat, they must do what Sweden did back then, not what an already-rich Sweden does now.

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Benefits of Human Genetic Engineering – Popular Issues

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Aug 042015
 

QUESTION: What are the benefits of human genetic engineering?

ANSWER:

The benefits of human genetic engineering can be found in the headlines nearly every day. With the successful cloning of mammals and the completion of the Human Genome Project, scientists all over the world are aggressively researching the many different facets of human genetic engineering. These continuing breakthroughs have allowed science to more deeply understand DNA and its role in medicine, pharmacology, reproductive technology, and countless other fields.

The most promising benefit of human genetic engineering is gene therapy. Gene therapy is the medical treatment of a disease by repairing or replacing defective genes or introducing therapeutic genes to fight the disease. Over the past ten years, certain autoimmune diseases and heart disease have been treated with gene therapy. Many diseases, such as Huntington’s disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), and cystic fibrosis are caused by a defective gene. The hope is that soon, through genetic engineering, a cure can be found for these diseases by either inserting a corrected gene, modifying the defective gene, or even performing genetic surgery. Eventually the hope is to completely eliminate certain genetic diseases as well as treat non-genetic diseases with an appropriate gene therapy.

Currently, many pregnant women elect to have their fetuses screened for genetic defects. The results of these screenings can allow the parents and their physician to prepare for the arrival of a child who may have special needs before, during, and after delivery. One possible future benefit of human genetic engineering is that, with gene therapy, a fetus w/ a genetic defect could be treated and even cured before it is born. There is also current research into gene therapy for embryos before they are implanted into the mother through in-vitro fertilization.

Another benefit of genetic engineering is the creation pharmaceutical products that are superior to their predecessors. These new pharmaceuticals are created through cloning certain genes. Currently on the market are bio-engineered insulin (which was previously obtained from sheep or cows) and human growth hormone (which in the past was obtained from cadavers) as well as bio-engineered hormones and blood clotting factors. The hope in the future is to be able to create plants or fruits that contain a certain drug by manipulating their genes in the laboratory.

The field of human genetic engineering is growing and changing at a tremendous pace. With these changes come several benefits and risks. These benefits and risks must be weighed in light of their moral, spiritual, legal, and ethical perspectives. The potential power of human genetic engineering comes with great responsibility.

What is your response?

Yes, today I am deciding to follow Jesus

Yes, I am already a follower of Jesus

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