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The category of the United States refers to work which mention its political, economical, geographical, historical or cultural way of life. The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington, D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent, with Canada to the east and Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also possesses several territories in the Pacific and Caribbean. It has a short history compared to many other countries.

 
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Guide to Newspapers of Hawaii, 1834-2000

By: Helen G. Chapin

The newspapers of Hawaii form a unique role in the history of Hawaii and of American journalism. In a period of 165 years, from 1834, when American Protestant missionaries introduced the Hawaiian language Lama Hawaii (Hawaiian Luminary), to the present, newspapers have spanned the history of Hawaii from its status as an independent nation, a republic, and a U. S. territory, to its position as a state. By newspapers, I mean publications that have titles and mastheads,...

There are several ways to classify newspapers. In Shaping History: The Role of Newspapers in Hawaii (University of Hawaii Press, 1996), I placed newspapers within four major categories: establishment, opposition (or alternative), official, and independent. Establishment papers represent the mainstream or dominant power. Alternative or opposition publications voice anti-establishment or countervailing views. Official papers, the third type, are sponsored by government...

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Ka Buke Moolelo O Hon. Robert William Wilikoki

By: Thomas K. Nakanaela

I na Mamo o ka Ili i eha ai i ka Ihe a na Makua i makee ai i ka Laumeki, a i ka pua hoi no lakou ka hikimua o ke Ahonui a me Makahehi e hoomau ia ka holo-mua, ka maluhia a me ke Kuokoa o Hawaii nei:—

Alana Ia No Wilikoki. "kuahiwi nani o haleakala ka home o ka malamalama noeau, No laila ka ukiu,he ua nohenohea Ke iho mai le e hoonani ia piiholo. Heleuluulu ke ao Naulu e paio ana Me ka makani kipi o ka Akau, Ola na iwi o Kupuna ia oe He ewe, he io, he koko no Hawaii. He lei kou e pawehi ai E ohu ai ka oiwi maloeloe, O ke aloha hiipoi a ka Lahui O ke ala ia me ke onaona. Makee au ia oe e Wilikoki He Iholena oe, he Makahulu, No ke kiowai oe o ka Maemae O ko?u makee...

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Heroes of Unknown Seas and Savage Lands

By: J.W. Buel

Thrilling narratives of voyages, discoveries, adventures, battles, darings and sufferings of the heroic characters, bold explorers and dauntless spirits who have made ocean history and established christian supremacy over the most savage lands of the earth. Reciting astonishing incidents and perilous undertakings among wild beasts and savage people in heroic efforts for a reclamation of all lands to civilization, and recording a description of the riot of murder, pillage...

The Rolling Stone of History. -- Surprising revelations -- Ancient Cities that are now no more -- Effects of Cataclysms upon the human race -- The rise and fall of nations -- Cave dwellers who became masters of the world -- The first boats -- Building a strong nation -- The earliest navigators -- Evolution of the ship -- Discoveries of the ancients -- Islands of the long ago -- Changes in the earth's surface -- Commerce of Troy with India -- Expeditions sent out by Menel...

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An Alternative US Tax Code

By: Mick Hoeltzel

Income up to $50,000 per individual is not taxed on the federal level with the exception of the flat fee tax of 0.001. So that $50k of income represents $50 in transaction tax for the transfer to the individual. Any purchases or other financial transactions are also subject to that transaction fee. A voluntary additional transaction fee of another 0.001 would cover the liability for reporting cash transactions. Another component is that income over $50k per individua...

The US tax code is complicated and misleading. The following proposal has a flat tax rate as well as a progressive tax rate. The progressive tax rate is on normal earned income. There is a violation of the double taxation standard in regard to the transaction tax. This is bypassed by considering each financial transaction as conveying an item of worth and each transaction is a single entity. The transaction tax is 0.001 x the total value of the transaction. The vice...

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Recipes from the Kitchen of a Frugal Non-Cook USDA Edition

By: Ms. Ria Stone, Compiler

About 80 Recipes selected using USDA's Build My Cookbook software. Contains recipes from Appetizers to Desserts. I use some of these recipes as a base recipe and make revisions and adaptations for use in my kitchen based on my budget, appliances, and supplies.

Sample of recipes included: Basic Custard, Cafe Mocha, Dutch Apple Yogurt Dessert, Easy Greek Salad, Fruit Cole Slaw, One Pan Spaghetti, Quick Tuna Casserole and more.

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Favorite Family Recipes : The American Family Insurance Back to th...

By: Ms. Isabel Laessig, Co-Author

Featuring dishes shared by American Family Insurance employees and policyholders – plus bloggers from across the U.S., the cookbook offers convenient, family-friendly meal ideas and time-saving tips for making the most of time spent together. From savory suppers to decadent desserts, Favorite Family Recipes brings mealtime traditions to life through the belief that dreams – and dreamers - are made around the family table.

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Neutrosophic Dialogues

By: Florentin Smarandache; Feng Liu

A book on the contrasts between the eastern Asian culture versus the western culture on topics such as education, medicine, science, and politics.

Is oriental culture a kind of science? There lies a crucial difference in that Western science seeks the exterior solutions outside the heart. However, our ancient sages illustrated that humans are an integral part of the universe, and all the phenomena never skip out of the heart. And very fortunately, many wise men did succeed in cultivating their hearts to testify to the profound truth. So our Eastern classics focus on our inner cultivation. However people, in...

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A History of U.S. Communications Security : (Volumes I and II), Vo...

By: David G. Boak

A History of U.S. Communications Security by the US National Security Agency. This 1973 publication was released to the public domain, but is heavily redacted especially in the beginning.

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Air Force Research Institute Papers 2012-2 : The Next-Generation E...

By: Jeffrey Hukill, Kristal Alfonso, Scott Johnson, John Conway

In this study, we discuss five issues for change, and our recommendations provide the framework needed to produce the project’s desired end state of a measurable and sustainable expeditionary process that meets combatant commanders’ requirements across the range of military operations. The Air Force continues to support CCDR requirements around the globe. However, the stresses in today’s operating environment have revealed weaknesses in the way the Air Force presents for...

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Air Force Research Institute Papers 2012-1 : Air Force Leadership...

By: Dr. Karen Currie, Dr. Adam Lowther, Lt Col Brian Landry, Scott Johnson, John Conway

After describing the type of visionary senior officers needed to lead the Air Force of the future, the study team recommends the identification of “high potential” officers upon selection for field-grade rank. This special designation allows the Air Force to focus education and assignment opportunities on those officers most likely to attain flag rank and senior joint billets. Subsequent recommendations are designed to provide additional leadership development opportunit...

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The Walker Papers : The Credibility of America's Extended Nuclear ...

By: Colonel William G. Eldridge, USAF

An extended nuclear deterrent for protecting allies may also contribute significantly to nonproliferation efforts—the nuclear umbrella provides allies an assurance so they do not perceive the need to develop nuclear weapons arsenals for themselves. This study explores the impact of US nuclear weapon policy on the current and future effectiveness of extended nuclear deterrence for the Republic of Turkey. It concludes that the credibility of US extended nuclear deterrence ...

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Safe Heavens : Military Strategy and Space Sanctuary Thought

By: Major David W. Ziegler, USAF

National leaders are debating the merits of American weapons in space. A decision to operationally deploy such weapons would reverse the United States’s long-standing commitment to space as a sanctuary. That sanctuary—the idea that space should remain relatively unthreatened by weapons—has been challenged in the past but for the most part still exists today. Further weaponizing space, though, could change that and introduces important issues. The political, military, soc...

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Aerospace Strategy for the Aerospace Nation

By: Major Stephen E. Wright, USAF

This study analyzes the need for a national aerospace strategy that encompasses the two aspects of aerospace power: the aerospace industry and military aerospace. The author assesses the aerospace industry as to its importance to the United States. The conclusion is that this industry provides the kind of high-technology, high-wage jobs necessary to improve the nation’s standard of living in the future. Next, the writer evaluates current military strategies against a set...

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Information as a Weapon : Reality versus Promises

By: Major YuLin G. Whitehead, USAF

The study investigates whether information as a weapon can achieve the purposes of war. Specifically, can the use of the “information weapon” diminish an adversary’s will and capacity to fight. The results indicate that while information may be considered a weapon, it is one that must be used with caution. The more enthusiastic proponents of the information weapon tend to overestimate its ability to diminish enemy will and capacity to fight.

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Targeting for Effect : Analytical Framework for Counterland Operations

By: Major Scott G. Walker, USAF

This study analyzes the use of airpower against enemy ground forces. Maj Scott G.Walker assesses current doctrinal definitions of the close air support and interdiction missions as seen by the Air Force and Army, comparing and contrasting the two. The themes that recur throughout are the need for planning to remain flexible, using the speed and firepower of air attack to concentrate force where needed, and the requirement for good operational and tactical intelligence.

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The Organization and Training of Joint Task Forces

By: Major Daniel R. Walker, USAF

The United States continues to challenge its military forces to provide maximum capability with minimum resources. In order to meet that challenge effectively, the US must take full advantage of the synergy provided by the unified action of joint forces. Those forces are employed in a wide variety of missions that change during development and execution. Formation of the joint task force (JTF) is one of several options to organize our military forces. This thesis exami...

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Balancing the Trinity : The Fine Art of Conflict Termination

By: Major Susan E. Strednansky, USAF

This study analyzes the role of the military commander in termination planning during operations other than war. First, the author assesses past and present political guidance, such as the Weinberger doctrine and the presidential directive on peace operations, as well as conditions that affect exit strategy planning. The conclusion is that most of the guidance is vague and that internal and external influences make the process of transforming political goals into viable ...

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Third World Traps and Pitfalls : Ballistic Missiles, Cruise Missil...

By: Major William C. Story, JR., USAF

Two examples from twentieth-century conflicts demonstrate the potential that missiles possess to disrupt an opponent’s land-based airpower and achieve significant political consequences. Iraq’s use of Scud ballistic missiles in the 1991 Persian Gulf War produced nearly instantaneous political effects. The Scuds did not threaten the coalition military forces opposing Saddam Hussein, but instead threatened the existence of the coalition itself by nearly bringing Israel int...

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Planning Airpower Strategies : Enhancing the Capability of Air Com...

By: Major Charles K. Shugg, USAF

This study attempts to determine whether air component commands are capable of developing an effective airpower strategy. It examines US Central Command Air Forces (CENTAF) because of its recent experience in developing and executing a sizable airpower contribution to a theater campaign. The author sets the background by describing CENTAF’s role in the Persian Gulf War theater campaign strategy. The conclusion is that the commander in chief (CINC) of Central Command did ...

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The Airship’s Potential for Intertheater and Intratheater Airlift

By: Lieutenant Colonel Donald E. Ryan Jr., USAF

This paper asserts there exists a dangerous GAP in US strategic intertheater transportation capabilities, propounds a model describing the GAP, and proposes a solution to the problem. Using the Gulf War logistics flow as a model, the three phase points are shown and their airlift/sealift tradeoffs discussed. Other logistics support options, which figured in the war, such as prepositioning and host nation support, are discussed and the Kuwaiti Theater of Operations shown ...

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