Category Archives: Government

On This Day in History: 1931: “The Star-Spangled Banner” becomes official

President Herbert Hoover signs a congressional act making “The Star-Spangled Banner” the official national anthem of the United States. On September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key composed the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” after witnessing the massive overnight British bombardment … Continue reading

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Fewer bridges need repairs, but task still monumental

Interesting article. Every day we drive over bridges, not giving them a second thought. Many of these are old and historic. WASHINGTON, February 2016 – Nearly 10% of the country’s bridges – 58,495 out of 609,539 – were considered structurally deficient … Continue reading

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On this day in history; 1952, Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen

On this day in 1952, after a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king’s two daughters and next in … Continue reading

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Meat Labeling Law Repeal Leaves Buyers in Dark About Product Origins

Do you want to know where the meat you are buying was born, raised and processed? I sure do. I am fed up with having to check food labels, so that we can avoid fish and canned produce from China. … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Speech 2015

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On this day in history, December 6th

1865: Slavery in the United States was officially abolished when the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

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AMA Calls for Ban on Direct to Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices

This story is re blogged from a press release on the American Medical Association website. My take: This hopefully will help control prices of proprietary prescription drugs.  AMA Calls for Ban on Direct to Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs and … Continue reading

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