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No one, I hope, can doubt my wish to see… all mankind exercising self-government, and capable of exercising it.  But the question is not what we wish, but what is practicable.”
— Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) to Lafayette
 1817. ME 15:116

Propaganda

Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position by presenting only one side of an argument. Propaganda is usually repeated and dispersed over a wide variety of media in order to create the chosen result in audience attitudes.
As opposed to impartially providing information, propaganda, in its most basic sense, presents information primarily to influence an audience. Propaganda often presents facts selectively (thus possibly lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or uses loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented. The desired result is a change of the attitude toward the subject in the target audience to further a political or religious agenda. Propaganda can be used as a form of political warfare.
While the term propaganda has justifiably acquired a strongly negative connotation by association with its most manipulative and jingoistic…

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Notice of Meeting

Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council. The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of

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Offender Tracking Systems Market Survey

Information Sought: The NIJ RTE Center seeks input to its upcoming “Market Survey of Location-based Offender Tracking Technologies.” This technology, consisting of hardware and software component, is designed to determine and report at programmed intervals the geographic location at a particular time of an individual who is subject to criminal justice system supervision. Whether an agency faces a mandate to track domestic violence or s*x offenders, has a need to more closely monitor higher risk

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Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact Process

On September 19, 2014, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs published a notice announcing the renewal of this information collection and provided a 60-day comment period in the Federal Register (79 FR 56397). There were no comments received in response to this notice. The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have

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Georgia: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions

Georgia initially received final authorization on August 7, 1984, effective August 21, 1984 (49 FR 31417), to implement the RCRA hazardous waste management program. EPA granted authorization for changes to Georgia's program on the following dates: July 7, 1986, effective September 18, 1986 (51 FR 24549); July 28, 1988, effective September 26, 1988 (53 FR 28383); July 24, 1990, effective September 24, 1990 (55 FR 30000); February 12, 1991, effective April 15, 1991 (56 FR

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Establishment of an Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 2015

On May 19, 2009, FRA published a direct final rule addressing the establishment of ERDs and the procedures for handling petitions for emergency waivers of safety rules, regulations, or standards during an emergency situation or event. 74 FR 23329. That direct final rule became effective on July 20, 2009, and made minor modifications to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 211.45 in FRA's Rules of Practice published at 49 CFR part 211. Paragraph (b)

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Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Registration: Boehringer Ingelheim Chemical, Inc.

By notice dated May 28, 2014, and published in the Federal Register on June 4, 2014, 79 FR 32321, Boehringer Ingelheim Chemical, Inc., 2820 N. Normandy Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23805-9372, applied to be registered as a manufacturer of certain basic classes of controlled substances. No comments or objections were submitted to this notice. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has considered the factors in 21 U.S.C. 823(a) and determined that the registration of Boehringer Ingelheim Chemical,

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Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) Agricultural Science Committee: Additional Time to Nominate

Background: The chartered SAB (the Board) was established in 1978 by the Environmental Research, Development and Demonstration Authorization Act (42 U.S.C. 4365) to provide independent advice to the Administrator on general scientific and technical matters underlying the Agency' policies and actions. Members of the SAB and its subcommittees constitute a distinguished body of non-EPA scientists, engineers, economists, and social scientists that are nationally and internationally recognized experts in their respective fields. Members are appointed by

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