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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Learn A New Language On Your Own Time With This Creative App

Languages are one of the last great barriers to international communication. While technology and improved transportation have made the means of talking with and traveling to far-off lands so much easier, there’s still a giant hurdle when two people literally speak different languages.

Become a true citizen of the world and help make for a smaller planet with a lifetime of access to uTalk Language Education courses, which you can get right now for as low as $29.99 (a 90 percent savings) in The National Memo Store.

uTalk’s innovative techniques help you learn real world vocabulary and syntax in the world’s most widely-spoken languages from your smartphone, tablet or other favorite device.…

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Would You Believe It? TSA Is Requiring You To Pull Out Every Piece Of Paper In Your Bags

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

The Transportation Safety Administration is considering implementing a new national policy that would require passengers to remove books from their bags at airport checkpoints, like they do laptops. And given the administration’s reputation for religious profiling, the procedure could be used to violate passengers’ First Amendment rights.

“[B]ooks raise very special privacy issues,” Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union, wrote in response. “There is a long history of special legal protection for the privacy of one’s reading habits in the United States, not only through numerous Supreme Court and other court decisions, but also through state laws that criminalize the violation of public library reading privacy or require a warrant to obtain book sales, rental, or lending records.”

One week after implementing a restriction on large electronic devices, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly previewed changes travelers may experience going into the summer.…

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Creationists Who Built Failing Noah’s Ark Park Blame Media

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

A Noah’s ark-themed museum in Williamstown, Kentucky was supposed to bring in a deluge of tourists to flood local businesses and leave owners awash in profits. Instead, a local news outlet reports business proprietors overwhelming say their bottom lines have remained unchanged. That’s particularly bad news considering that Answers in Genesis, the ministry behind the Ark Encounter, was given huge financial breaks, from state tax incentives to generous reductions in property taxes. Now Ken Ham, the Creationist head of AiG, says the blame for the park’s failures should be laid at feet of atheists and the press.…

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