S.517

On July 29, 2014, in Library Of Congress-Thomas, by admin



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S.517

Latest Title: Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act

Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT]
(introduced 3/11/2013)
     Cosponsors (10)

Related Bills:
H.R.1123

Latest Major Action: 7/28/2014
Presented to President.

Senate Reports:
113-212


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Bare Knuckle

On July 29, 2014, in Free Documentries, by admin

Bare Knuckle

Common British stereotypes might conjure images of attractive chaps sipping tea, though a white linen gloves come off in this display of a UK’s unclothed knuckle fighting (BKB) culture. Conversations with some of a scene’s many princely fighters exhibit a softer side of a people behind a sport with a heartless reputation.

Fighter-turned-promoter Andy Topliffe gives us a outline on his B-BAD fighting company, a code that strives to legitimize BKB fighting by orderly matches that are kept comparatively clean. While socking your competition comatose is encouraged, things like unwashed moves and gambling won’t be tolerated during a B-BAD event. Topliffe is driven by his adore of a competition and a enterprise to see it grow.

We join James “Gypsy Boy” McCrory, a bear of a male and self-described “softie” who loves his mom and cuddling, as he stuffs his face during a diner. McCrory is make-up on a pounds in expectation of an arriving quarrel opposite American aspirant Jason Young in what will be a initial UK/US BKB compare given a late 1800s. As a McCrory/Young compare draws nearer McRory shares some-more about a purpose of unclothed knuckle fighting in his life and we accommodate Young, a self-important male assured he’ll turn his competition with ease.

We learn that many unclothed knucklers have aroused backgrounds of travel crime and are now reformed, means to concentration their aroused appetite in a tranquil manner. One such BKB fan is 46 year-old barrister Seth Jones, who gave adult a life of drug slinging to investigate law while remaining an active warrior in his gangling time.

In an talk with James “Mr. Happy” Lambert, we hear a box for giving adult assault totally instead of stability to opening it in a tranquil setting. An undefeated BKB champ, Lambert now refuses to strike anything, not even a punching bag he keeps as a sign of his past; nonetheless his scrappy, shaken movements misuse his everlasting fighter’s instinct, as his friends note when articulate about him.

These are usually a few of a personalities profiled in this demeanour during a BKB subculture that asks us to cruise either a controlled inlet of a violence legitimizes a sport, or if it usually serves to continue a turn of machismo taken to a extreme.

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Zone of Nonbeing: Guantanamo

On July 27, 2014, in Free Documentries, by admin

Zone of Nonbeing: Guantanamo

The opening voice-over of Zone of Nonbeing: Guantanamo cuts right to a chase, seeking off a bat “What white people do we have here in Guantanamo Bay? This is a place for Muslims.” Seeking to display a tellurian rights violations perpetuated by post-9/11 Islamophobia, a filmmakers inspect a miss of ethics behind a operation of a Guantanamo Bay Detention Center.

UC Berkeley ethicist Ramon Grosfoguel elaborates on a tenure “zone of non-being” as a place where those deemed “below a line of human” are managed with methods of assault and inhumane treatment. Interview subjects bring chronological instances of colonial enlargement as a pushing force behind formulating these zones, dating behind to 1492 with a defeat of Granada and stability by a US’s story of tellurian rights violations from a genocide of Native Americans to a Civil War and a continued secular separation of a mid-20th century.

Massoud Shardjareh, a Chair of a Islamic Human Rights Commission, explains a ways in that societies have historically combined definitions of “otherness” to emanate targets of inhumane treatment, with African slaves, Jews during WWII and, many recently, Muslims being distinguished examples.

Michael Ratner of a Centre for Constitutional Rights expresses his opinion that stripping prisoners of their right to illustration and hearing is a tellurian rights defilement that sets us behind some 900 years. Civil rights profession Clive Stafford Smith elaborates on a pomposity of a republic claiming to urge democracy by environment adult an offshore jail in a seductiveness of trimming tellurian rights laws, and states that Guantanamo is worse than many genocide rows. Whereas genocide quarrel inmates face possibly a finality of genocide or a wish of appeal, Guantanamo prisoners are incarcerated indefinitely but charge, with no judgment of what a destiny might hold.

Interviews with former Guantanamo detainees yield a assembly with first-hand accounts of a conditions within a prison. Detailing their days of being cumulative to a wall and incurring aroused beatings, many of that finished in fatalities, a group who have managed to recover their leisure explain a earthy and psychological repairs they will lift for a rest of their lives.

As a film draws on, a subjects continue to inspect a indeterminate justifications for US actions in a name of anti-terrorism, from woe to a use of drones, and doubt how destiny generations will courtesy these methods.

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Still Life

On July 25, 2014, in Free Documentries, by admin

Still Life

In this documentary we are taken to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, an area tormented by aroused crimes and a towering murder rate. Until 2009 it hold a tip mark as a many dangerous city in a world. As a outcome of a crime rate a area has also seen a bang in debate studies, with many scientists operative with unclear bodies to move approval and assent to a families of a dead. The film focuses on a work of Dr. Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas, a debate dentist with a singular routine for identifying such poser corpses.

Working good outward of a area of dentistry, Dr. Cárdenas uses a chemical regulation able of rehydrating corpses behind to a tangible state, reinvigorating identifying outlines such as moles, scars and even tattoos. Many of a bodies Cárdenas works with come from mass graves and are almost, if not totally, mummified from being likely of in dull dried conditions. Taking twenty years to ideal his technique, Cárdenas began by rehydrating only fingers and worked his approach adult solemnly before advancing to whole bodies.

Using a stays of a hit-and-run plant that happened dual years prior, Cárdenas demonstrates a efficacy of his routine by submerging a defunct into a tank he refers to as “the Jacuzzi.” He explains that in a few days a fingertips should be renewed adequate to obtain prints and presumably identify a victim, and other specifying facilities such as a figure of a nose, lips, face and ears will start to benefaction themselves as well. In some cases it might even be probable to emanate a stays respectable for an open box funeral.

It is tough for Cárdenas to know because some-more debate labs opposite a universe aren’t creation identical efforts. While a routine is still patent-pending Cárdenas stays decorous about a accurate mixture his rehydration resolution is stoical of, though insists it is impossibly elementary and mostly water. But while Cárdenas has a few American counterparts that use identical techniques on specific physique parts, typically fingertips, nothing have committed their efforts to full stays rehydration.

The film portrays Cárdenas as a modest, amicable male encouraged by a enterprise to move closure to a families of those likely in open graves and gives viewers a look during what might really good turn a subsequent vital growth in debate science.

Warning: Contains scenes that some viewers might find disturbing.

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H.R.1528

On July 24, 2014, in Library Of Congress-Thomas, by admin



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H.R.1528

Latest Title: Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of 2014

Sponsor: Rep Schrader, Kurt [OR-5]
(introduced 4/12/2013)
     Cosponsors (185)

Related Bills:
S.950, S.1171

Latest Major Action: 7/23/2014
Presented to President.

House Reports:
113-457 Part 1


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How a Corporate Titan Rocked Wall Street

Henry Kravis is an American billionaire and co-founder of private equity organisation Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Co. (KKR). Placing a high value on privacy, Kravis declined to seem in a module himself, withdrawal a filmmakers to talk business magnates and Wall Street heavyweights to benefit discernment into a male behind a reputation. Considered an idol in a universe of financial for defining a private equity industry, his purpose in frame Wall Street is described here by his peers and competitors in a financial world.

The son of a successful petroleum engineer, Kravis was innate into resources and mirrored his father’s success in his possess life, study economics and relocating to New York in a sixties, where he interned in financial and enrolled in Columbia’s MBA program. Along with his cousin George Roberts, Kravis supposed a position with Bear Stearns where they began creation deals famous as “bootstrapping,” now famous as leveraged buyouts. Exceptionally skilled, intelligent and daring, Kravis was raking in income and done a partner during Bear Stearns by a age of 30.

By a mid-seventies Kravis and Roberts left Bear Stearns with their co-worker and coach Jerry Kohlberg to settle their possess firm, KKR Investments, to continue their concentration on bootstrap acquisitions. Convincing investors to support this try formed on his prior success with Bear Stearns, Kravis was means to build a association and his standing with a buyout of Houdaille automotive for $106 million. The continued expansion of KKR propelled Kravis’ value into a multi-millions.

After Kohlberg left KKR in a late eighties, a organisation finished a leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco. The thespian dispute between Kravis and Nabisco CEO F. Ross Johnson was popularized by a book Barbarians during a Gate, that documented a behest fight that eventually ensued between a two, with Johnson eventually losing.

Despite occasional obstacles including a failure of certain land and personal tragedies such as a detriment of his teenage son, Kravis continued to urge increase and strengthen himself as an aggressive, effective dealmaker with billion dollar bank accounts to infer it. Giving usually glimpses into a personal life and celebrity of Kravis, a film focuses instead on his repute as a deceit businessman and financial tycoon.

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The Cleveland Captives: What Really Happened?

The BBC examines a now-infamous rescue of 3 kidnapped women who were hold serf in a populated Cleveland area but rescue for 10 years. Host Rick Edwards questions how these women could be blank for so prolonged but showing by interviews with a family and neighbors of a women and their captor, Ariel Castro.

Many viewers will remember the box that done inhabitant news when plant Amanda Berry managed to giveaway herself to a grade that she could get a courtesy of neighbor Charles Ramsey who responded to her cries for help, enabling her to call 911. In a romantic audio recordings Berry, who had prolonged been reputed dead, calls rescuers to her jail of over a decade, pardon herself, a child she unwittingly gimlet with Castro, and a dual other women whom Castro had imprisoned.

Building a timeline of a kidnappings, we learn that any immature lady was taken from Lorain Avenue, a initial being Michelle Knight in 2002, followed by Amanda Berry in 2003, and Gina DeJesus, a youngest plant during only 14 years old, in 2004. In an generally unfortunate revelation, we learn that a DeJesus family was utterly tighten to a Castros, with Ariel Castro participating in commemorative events and hunt efforts for Gina when she was, in fact, cumulative adult in his possess basement.

Turning a courtesy to Castro himself, Edwards questions how someone regarded as a friendly, normal man could accidentally go about vital his life while harboring such a sickeningly dim secret. Coming from a tight-knit family that were deliberate reputable members of a internal Puerto Rican community, a news of Ariel Castro’s impasse in a kidnappings came as a harmful startle to his friends and family. Initially described as a normal man who gathering a propagandize bus, desired cars and played drum in a salsa band, it is also prove that his aroused tendencies were clear in his marriage. He was famous to abuse his wife and mom of his 4 children, eventually ensuing in divorce and detriment of custody.

In a harrowing overview of a life lead during their chains we learn of a vital conditions, aroused intimidations and steady rapes any lady faced during a hands of Castro. Following-up with interviews with a medical staff that cared for them in a days immediately after their rescue, their presence is deliberate by many to be zero brief of a miracle.

Despite a outcome of a women being freed, a assembly is left doubt what a suitable punishment will be for Castro, how he could have been left to commit his crimes undetected for so long, and how his victims will pierce into a destiny with so most dark in their past.

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H.R.697

On July 19, 2014, in Library Of Congress-Thomas, by admin



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H.R.697

Latest Title: Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act

Sponsor: Rep Heck, Joseph J. [NV-3]
(introduced 2/14/2013)
     Cosponsors (3)

Related Bills:
S.343

Latest Major Action: 7/17/2014
Presented to President.

House Reports:
113-137; Senate Reports:
113-147


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Cannabis Inc.

On July 19, 2014, in Free Documentries, by admin

Cannabis Inc.

ABC Australia presents a brief documentary concerning a advancements of ratified pot in America with a concentration on corporate interests in a burgeoning mainstream pot industry.

We are initial introduced to Michael Blue and Brendan Kennedy, founders of Privateer Holdings, a initial private equity firm dedicated to cannabis.

Giving a coming of normal immature business group with suits and Ivy joining degrees, Blue and Kennedy benefaction themselves as operative in a seductiveness of studious rights and polite liberties, with Kennedy expressing his doubt that he could ever work for tobacco or alcohol.

Blue explains that a attention is flourishing and will usually continue to enhance as attitudes towards pot turn some-more usurpation with 85% of Americans ancillary ratified marijuana, during slightest for medical purposes. “You can’t get 8 in 10 Americans to determine on anything,” Kennedy explains. “But we can get them to determine on this.”

Marijuana romantic John Davis provides a story of a governmental opinion towards cannabis, and how it was once a valued stand before breach derailed a mainstream potential. Acknowledging that pot continues to be a mainstream piece notwithstanding a ongoing standing as an bootleg one, Davis indicates a intensity for impassioned distinction in not usually a sale of cannabis, though a outfit concerned as well.

On a other side of a emanate is Representative Patrick Kennedy (of a Kennedys) who is adamantly fighting opposite a legalization of marijuana. Citing his possess knowledge as a former addict – despite to cocaine, opiates and ethanol – Kennedy recounts a chagrin and contrition concerned in his actions while underneath a change of drugs. In light of his past personal troubles his pet electioneer is now opposite “Big Marijuana” and what he perceives to be a fervour and profiteering behind it.

Giving perspectives from both a pro- and anti-cannabis sides of a aisle, this film gives viewers a satisfactory volume of information to cruise – are complicated strains of cannabis stronger than they were in a past and does that make them some-more fascinating or some-more dangerous? If pot is regulated will it turn safer or will corporate interests hurtful a peculiarity by introducing contaminants as happened with tobacco? Either approach a film suggests a answers will certainly exhibit themselves in genuine life shortly enough.

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Murder, Mayhem, and Meditation

On July 17, 2014, in Free Documentries, by admin

Murder, Mayhem, and Meditation

Vice News match Kaj Larsen takes viewers inside California’s Salinas Valley State Prison, one of a many scandalous limit confidence prisons in a nation. Home to several dangerous gangs, it is estimated that 700 assaults will start this year alone, a series that viewers are told is indeed an alleviation over years past.

In a singular spin of expectations, it is suggested that Salinas is exploring on-going options to urge a reconstruction expectations for prisoners. In an choice proceed to handling a squad assault within a prison, there is a new concentration being put on practices of imagining and mindfulness.

However, outward of a pacific atmosphere of a imagining sessions a reality of jail life continues uninterrupted. In a arrangement of a ever-present squad assault that permeates a efforts to urge a mindset and function of a prisoners, atmosphere medics arrive to collect a creatively shanked prisoner.

The graphic energy of a jail gangs is described as Larsen asks about a standard initial day for a white man like himself. It is explained that he would be asked for his paperwork by a squad leaders, and segregated into a organisation formed on race. The classification and change of a gangs is radically equal to that of a jail administration.

Offering an instance of a success story, Larsen speaks to a paroled ex-gang member who explains a “debriefing” routine of extracting prisoners from their gangs and environment them on a path to rehabilitation, and his service to be out of a complement and divided from jail life.

With a US jail complement during limit ability a need to recover prisoners is larger than ever, and prisons like Salinas are creation efforts to revoke a risk to a public. The film addresses a emanate of a sustainability of a American jail complement – with usually 5% of a world’s race we are home to 20% of a world’s prisoners – and explains that a efforts being done during Salinas are in a seductiveness of rehabilitating aroused prisoners for contingent reintroduction into a ubiquitous community.

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H.R.3110

On July 16, 2014, in Library Of Congress-Thomas, by admin



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H.R.3110

Latest Title: Huna Tlingit Traditional Gull Egg Use Act

Sponsor: Rep Young, Don [AK]
(introduced 9/17/2013)
     Cosponsors (None)

Related Bills:
S.156

Latest Major Action: 7/15/2014
Presented to President.

House Reports:
113-393


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H.R.2337

On July 16, 2014, in Library Of Congress-Thomas, by admin



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H.R.2337

Latest Title: Lake Hill Administrative Site Affordable Housing Act

Sponsor: Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2]
(introduced 6/12/2013)
     Cosponsors (None)

Related Bills:
S.1305

Latest Major Action: 7/15/2014
Presented to President.

House Reports:
113-196; Senate Reports:
113-173


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H.R.1813

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H.R.1813

Latest Title: To redesignate a trickery of a United States Postal Service located during 162 Northeast Avenue in Tallmadge, Ohio, as a “Lance Corporal Daniel Nathan Deyarmin, Jr., Post Office Building”.

Sponsor: Rep Ryan, Tim [OH-13]
(introduced 4/26/2013)
     Cosponsors (14)

Related Bills:
S.2320

Latest Major Action: 7/15/2014
Presented to President.


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H.R.1376

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H.R.1376

Latest Title: To appropriate a trickery of a United States Postal Service located during 369 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Jersey City, New Jersey, as a “Judge Shirley A. Tolentino Post Office Building”.

Sponsor: Rep Payne, Donald M., Jr. [NJ-10]
(introduced 3/21/2013)
     Cosponsors (11)

Latest Major Action: 7/15/2014
Presented to President.


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H.R.1216

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H.R.1216

Latest Title: To appropriate a Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center in Prescott, Arizona, as a “Dr. Cameron McKinley Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Center”.

Sponsor: Rep Gosar, Paul A. [AZ-4]
(introduced 3/15/2013)
     Cosponsors (8)

Latest Major Action: 7/15/2014
Presented to President.


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H.R.1158

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H.R.1158

Latest Title: North Cascades National Park Service Complex Fish Stocking Act

Sponsor: Rep Hastings, Doc [WA-4]
(introduced 3/14/2013)
     Cosponsors (None)

Latest Major Action: 7/15/2014
Presented to President.

House Reports:
113-68; Senate Reports:
113-151


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H.R.876

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H.R.876

Latest Title: Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act

Sponsor: Rep Simpson, Michael K. [ID-2]
(introduced 2/27/2013)
     Cosponsors (None)

Related Bills:
S.1430

Latest Major Action: 7/15/2014
Presented to President.

House Reports:
113-76; Senate Reports:
113-150


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H.R.803

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H.R.803

Latest Title: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Sponsor: Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5]
(introduced 2/25/2013)
     Cosponsors (23)

Related Bills:
H.RES.113, S.1911, S.2038

Latest Major Action: 7/15/2014
Presented to President.

House Reports:
113-14 Part 1


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H.R.507

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H.R.507

Latest Title: Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act

Sponsor: Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-3]
(introduced 2/5/2013)
     Cosponsors (8)

Latest Major Action: 7/15/2014
Presented to President.

House Reports:
113-27; Senate Reports:
113-148


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H.R.356

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H.R.356

Latest Title: Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act

Sponsor: Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1]
(introduced 1/23/2013)
     Cosponsors (3)

Related Bills:
S.27

Latest Major Action: 7/15/2014
Presented to President.

House Reports:
113-57


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