government’s greatest achievements of the past half century, religious dress codes, bamboo wall

Government’s Greatest Achievements of the Past Half Century

All but a handful of the 50 endeavors involve tight collections of laws organized around a consistent strategy for addressing a focused problem such as crime, water quality, or arms control and disarmament. Hence, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 fits naturally with the Age Discrimination Act of 1967 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 in the effort to end workplace discrimination; the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 and its 1970, 1984, and 1994 amendments fit tightly with the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 in the effort to reduce crime; the Bretton Woods Agreement of 1945 fits well with the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984, and the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1993 in the effort to expand foreign markets for U.S. goods.

Of course there will be some disagreement. Many people think of NAFTA as a terrible mistake, while others think it was the best thing since seedless grapes. The top thriteen out of the fifty are 1. Rebuild Europe After World War II, 2. Expand the Right to Vote, 3. Equal Access to Public Accommodations, 4. Reduce Disease 5.Reduce Workplace Discrimination 6. Ensure Safe Food and Drinking Water 7. Strengthen the Nation’s Highway System ( With the convient knowledge of 20/20 hindsight I think we did an awful job of highway planning and city development) 8. Increase Older Americans’ Access to Health Care 9. Reduce the Federal Budget Deficit
10. Promote Financial Security in Retirement 11. Improve Water Quality 12. Support Veterans’ Readjustment and Training. 13. Promote Scientific and Technological Research.

Third, government’s greatest endeavors involved a mix of policy strategies. Twenty-six of the 50 endeavors focused primarily on federal spending as a policy tool, including programs to provide health care to the elderly, increase home ownership, and stabilize agricultural prices. Another 20 focused primarily on regulatory strategies, including programs to improve air and water quality, end workplace discrimination, and make government more transparent to the public. The final four involved a mix of both spending and regulation.

black and white dahlia

In this blog’s ongoing and modest efforts to help people, a very good excuse to indulge in that cold brew or chilled white wine ( from California of course), Regular moderate alcohol intake has cognitive benefits in older adults. On the other hand if you’re a woman visiting the Sudan, Sudan women ‘lashed for trousers’. Sharia law is shares the spirit if not the punishment of  some of the scripture Americans evangelicals use to define appropriate for women and men,

Exodus 28:2: “And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty. 3: And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office. 4: And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.”

Exodus 28:39: “And thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen, and thou shalt make the mitre of fine linen, and thou shalt make the girdle of needlework. 40: And for Aaron’s sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty. 41: And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.

Would it be worth risking eternal damnation for a man to walk about without his girdle. Modern culture and strict biblical code have clashed and it would seem that modern culture scores again. And we have, as far as I know, done away with the nude bathing in the tabernacle,

Leviticus 16:23 “And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there: 24: And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place, and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the people, and make an atonement for himself, and for the people.”

Fox’s Scott misled on Bush’s “job gains” while suggesting media unfairly saying “this is the Bush economy” – Ordinarily a new president shouldn’t start to be blamed for the economy until the end of his second year, but since Obama inherited George W. Hoover’s economy, a little more lead time might be appropriate in this case.

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