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301 Anthropology, (Cultural anthropology), (Social anthropology), (Physical anthropology), (Archaeology), (Linguistics), (Ethnology), (Ethnography), (Indigenous peoples)
301.45 Afro-Americans - Segregation - Southern States - History, (Jim Crow Laws), Southern States - History - 1865-1951, Southern States - Race relations, (Race discrimination - United States)
301.55 Mass Media, (Popular Culture), (Flash Mob)
302.2 Signs and symbols, Communication
302.23 Mass media, (Mass communication), (Media), (TV), (Magazines), (Radio), (Newspapers)
302.3 Bullying, Bullying - Prevention, Bullies
303.3 Public opinion polls, Quality of life, Social values, Values, (Best employers)
303.6 Terrorism, Terrorists - Biography, (9/11)
304.6 Population, Birthrate, Mortality, Vital statistics, Human fertility, (Death rate), (Mortuary statistics), (Demography), (Birth rate), (Marriage statistics)
305.23 Children, Children and adults, Child development, (Child rearing), (Child abuse), (Child welfare), (Teenagers), (Teenage pregnancy)
305.26 Aging, Retirement, (Senior citizens), (Seniors), (Aged), Elderly, Gerontology, Old age, (Older adults)
305.4 Women, Women - Identity, (Women - History), (Women - Social Conditions)
305.896 Blacks, African Americans, (Afro-Americans), (Blacks - United States), (Black History Month), Blacks - Canada, Blacks - Great Britain
307.76 City life, Cities and towns, Urban sociology, (Town life), (Urban life)
314.1 Great Britain - Census, United Kingdom - Census, Great Britain - Statistics, United Kindgom - Statistics, (Scotland - Census), (Northern Ireland - Census)
317.1 Canada - Census, Canada - Statistics
317.3 United States - Census, United States - Statistics
319.4 Australia - Census, Australia - Statistics
320.1 Political science, Political ethics
322.4 Ku Klux Klan, (K.K.K.)
323 Human rights, Civil rights, United States - Civil rights, Blacks - Civil rights, African Americans - Civil rights, (Basic rights)
323.3 Women's rights, Women's movement, Feminism, (Women - Civil rights), (Women - Emancipation), (Women - Equal rights), (Women - Suffrage)
323.44 Freedom of action, Freedom of information, Freedom of religion, Freedom of speech, Freedom of the press, Intellectual freedom, Books - Censorship, (Banned books), (Social justice), (Equality)
323.6 Citizenship, Citizenship - Australia, Citizenship - Canada, Citizenship - United Kingdom, Citizenship - United States, (Passports)
324.271 Political parties - Canada, Conservative Party of Canada, Liberal Party of Canada, New Democratic Party, (Canadian Federal Political Parties)
324.273 Political parties - United States, Democratic Party (U.S.), Republican Party (U.S.), Third Parties (United States politics)
325 Immigrants, Immigration and emigration
326 Underground railroad, Slavery, (Slave trade), Abolitionists, (Abolition of slavery)
327.1 Peace, Peace movement, Arms control, Arms race, (Disarmament)
330.1 Lost and found possessions, (Lost pets), (Lost articles), (Found items)
331 Labor market, (United States - Bureau of Labor Statistics)
331.25 Pensions, Retirement income, Military pensions, Old age pensions, (Social security), (Naval pensions), (War pensions), (Old age insurance), (Compensation), (Survivor's benefits), (Disability benefits), (Children's benefits), (Retirement pension)
331.3 Age and employment, Children - Employment, (Child labor)
331.5 Apprentices, (Employees - Training), (Occupational training), (Labor)
331.7 Occupations, (Jobs), (Careers), (Job search), (Employment), (Trades), Vocational guidance
332.024 Personal finance, Estate planning, Saving and thrift, (Financial planning, Personal), (Finance, Personal), (Budgets, Personal), (Registered Retirement Savings Plans - RRSP), (Registered Retirement Income Fund - RRIF), (Retirement income - Planning), (Tax-Free Savings Account - TFSA)
332.1 Banks and banking, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
332.10971 Banks and banking - Canada
332.10973 Banks and banking - United States
332.4 Money, Coinage, Mints, Paper money, Gold, Inflation (Finance), (Currency), (Standard of value), (Legal tender), Exchange, Foreign exchange, (Exchange rates)
332.63 Stocks, (Stock market), (Stock quotes), Bonds, Mutual funds, Securities, (Investments), (Foreign investments)
332.64 Stock exchange, (Securities exchange)
332.7 Credit cards, (Bank credit cards), (Banks and banking - Credit cards), Loans, Mortgages, Consumer credit
332.8 Interest (Economics), Interest rates, (Prime rates)
333.33 Real estate business, Houses - Buying and selling, (Home buying), (Home purchase), (Real property), (Realty), (Apartments), (Rentals)
336.2 Taxation, (Income tax), (IRS), (CRA), (CCRA), (Revenue Canada), (Tax returns), (Taxes)
336.3 Public debts, (Government debts), (National debts)
338 Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, (Home-based business), (Small business), Businesspeople, (Business people), (Self-employed), (Freelancers)
338.1 Farm produce - Marketing, (Farmers markets), (Agricultural products), (Farm crops)
338.4 Consumer goods, (Consumer products), (Merchandise)
338.5 Consumer price indexes, (Cost of living indexes)
338.7 Business enterprises, Corporations (Business organizations), (Businesses), (Firms), (Companies)
338.9 Subsidies, Economic policy, (Grants), (Federal aid), (Business and government), (Economic planning)
340 Law, (Jurisprudence), (Laws), (Statutes), (Case law), (Legal forms), Law - Directories
Governments: (See countries, e.g.: 971 Canada, 973 USA)
341.3 Embassies and consulates, Diplomacy, Diplomatic and consular service, International relations
345 Trials (Homicide), Criminal law, Trials (Murder), (Manslaughter), (Crime), (Offenses against the person), (War crime trials), (Courts martial and courts of inquiry), (Poisons and poisoning)
345.052 Wiretapping - Law and legislation
346.0434 Landlord and Tenant
346.05 Estate planning, Inheritance and transfer tax, (Tax planning), (Personal finance)
346.4 Copyright, Fair use (Copyright), (Intellectual property), (Literary property), (International copyright), (Cyberlaw), Trademarks, (Logos), (Company symbols), (Corporate symbols), (Trade marks)
347.053 Class actions
349.71 Law - Canada
349.73 Law - United States
352.230941 Prime ministers - Great Britain
352.230971 Prime ministers - Canada
352.230973 Presidents - United States
353.8 School boards, (Boards of education) - See 371.2 Schools - Administration
355 Military readiness
358.38 Biological warfare, (Bacterial warfare), (Germ warfare)
361.3 Volunteer work, (Volunteers), (Volunteering)
361.6 Social policy, (Government policy), (National planning), (Social planning)
361.7068 Fund raising, (Fundraising)
361.8 Charities, (Charity organization), (Charitable institutions), (Humanitarianism), (Philanthropy), (Endowments)
362.1 Hospitals, Hospitals - United States
362.2 Mentally ill, (Insane), (Insanity), (Sanity), (Mentally deranged)
362.204251 Emergency and rescue operations, (Acts of Kindness), (Real life heroes), (Rescue)
362.29 Alcoholism, Drug abuse, Substance abuse, (Addiction to alcohol), (Drug addiction)
362.4 Handicapped, (Disabled), Deaf, Deafness, Hearing impaired, Physically handicapped, Blind, Blindness, People with visual disabilities
362.7 Child support, Child abuse, Child welfare, Abandoned children, (Deadbeat dads), (Deadbeat moms), (Deadbeat parents)
362.8297 Missing children
363.1 Accidents - Prevention, Safety education, (Safety measures), (Water safety), (Safety - Road safety)
363.12 Aircraft accidents, (Aeronautics - Accidents), (Air crashes), (Airplane accidents), (Aviation accidents), (Plane crashes)
363.1251 Drunk driving, (Driving while intoxicated), (Driving under the influence of alcohol)
363.17 Poisons and poisoning, Hazardous substances, (Toxic substances)
363.2 Police, Law enforcement
363.25 Fingerprints, Fingerprints - Identification, Criminal investigation, Criminals - Identification, Forensic sciences
363.28 Secret Service 363.33 Gun control, (Firearms - Law and legislation), (Right to bear arms) 363.34 Disaster relief, (Disaster preparedness), (Emergency preparedness) 363.7 Environment, Environmental protection, Noise pollution, (Pollution - Prevention), (Pollution control), (Conservation movement), (Green movement), (Ecological movement)
363.72 Hazardous wastes, (Toxic wastes)
363.738 Acid rain
363.739 Pollution, Air pollution - Measurement, (Atmosphere - Pollution), Water pollution, (Soil pollution)
364.1 Computer crimes, Impostors and imposture, (Hoaxes), (Charlatans), (Pretenders), (Chain letters)
364.16 Fraud, False personation, Credit card crimes, Swindlers and swindling, (Identity theft), (Con artists), (Con game)
364.6 Capital punishment
369.4 Scouts and scouting, (Boy Scouts), (Girl Scouts), (Girl Guides)
370.19 Foreign study, Foreign students, (College students), (Overseas study), (Study abroad)
371 Schools (K-12), (K12), (Education), (Homework)
371.04 Home schooling, (Home-based education), (Home education), (Home instruction), (Home teaching by parents), (Homeschooling)
371.102 Teaching, (Art of teaching), (Methods of teaching)
371.12 (Teacher qualifications), (Professional qualifications of teachers), (Certification of teachers)
371.2 Schools - Administration, (School management and organization), (Acceptable use policy - AUP)
371.26 Educational tests and measurements, Examinations, Intelligence tests, Psychological tests, Ability - Testing, (Tests), (Achievement tests), (Objective tests), (Educational measurements), (Intelligence testing), (Mental tests), (IQ tests), (I.Q. tests)
371.3 Teaching - Aids and devices, Teaching machines, Programmed instruction, Computer assisted instruction, (Instructional materials), (Teaching materials), (Lesson plans)
See also WebQuests - Web-based lesson plans (Internet activities for educational purposes)
371.3028 Homework, Study skills, (Art of learning), (Method of study), (Study strategies)
371.39 Tutors and tutoring, (Tutorial), (Tutorials), (Learning), (Education at home), (Home instruction), (Courses of study)
371.42 Vocational guidance, (Vocational education), (Career education)
371.7 Safety education, School violence, (Student violence), (School vandalism), (Violence in schools), (Accidents - Prevention)
372 Elementary schools
373 High schools
374 Discussion groups, Voice chat
377.2 Character, Moral education, (Character education)
378 Colleges and universities
378.13 Alumni and alumnae - Directories
378.3 Scholarships, Student aid, Student loan funds, (Bursaries), (Fellowships), (Scholarship funds), (Student financial assistance)
379.158 School standards and accreditation, (Educational standards)
380 Commerce, communications, transportation
380.1 Markets, and 381 Telemarketing (See 658.8 Auctions, Direct selling, Telemarketing, Online bookstores)
380.106 Chamber of commerce, (Boards of trade)
381.13 Franchises (Retail trade)
382 International economic relations, International trade, (International organization), (Internatioal cooperation), (World economics), (Economic planning), (Social policy)
383 Postal service, Postal code, Zip code, Postage stamps, (Mail service), (Post office), Postcards
384 Electronic mail systems (E-mail or email addresses), Telephone (Telephone directories), Video telephone, Chat dictionaries, Data transmission systems, Telecommunication, (Wireless)
384.54 Radio stations, Radio broadcasting, Radio programs, Amateur radio stations, (Ham radio stations), (High-frequency radio), (Citizens band radio)
384.55 Television, Television broadcasting, Public television, Television and youth, Television and children, (Educational television)
387.5 Merchant marine, (Sailors), (Seamen)
388.4 City traffic, Traffic engineering, Local transit, (Street traffic), (Urban traffic), (Highway transportation)
391 Costume, Fashion, Clothing and dress
391.413 Shoes, (Footwear), (Boots)
391.6 Perfumes, Tattooing
392.1 Female circumcision
392.5 Weddings, Marriage customs and rites, (Bridal customs), (Honeymoon)
394.26 Holidays, Festivals, (Christian holidays), (Religious holidays), (Chinese New Year), (Valentine's Day), (Easter), (Halloween), (Veterans' Day), (Thanksgiving Day)
394.268 Christmas, Christmas customs, Christmas cards, Christmas cookies, Christmas decorations, (Santa Claus), (St. Nicholas), (St. Nick), (Xmas)
398 Folklore, (Folk lore), (Folk tales), (Traditions) 398.2 Fables, Fairy tales, Legends, Urban legends (Hoaxes)
398.22 Arthurian romances, Grail, (King Arthur), (Holy Grail), (Arthur, King - Romances), (Knights of the Round Table)
398.24 Mythical animals, Animals - Folklore, Dragons, (Monsters)
398.8 Nursery rhymes
Gordon Brown from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The Legacy of Tony Blair, Prime Minister, 1997-2007 by Gary Gibbon, Channel 4 News.
List of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom from Wikipedia.
Prime Ministers of Canada
Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada's second youngest prime minister ever. 5 Nov. 2015. "The 43-year-old Trudeau, a former schoolteacher and a member of parliament since 2008 ... became the second youngest prime minister in Canadian history ... He is the son of late prime minister Pierre Trudeau, who swept to office in 1968 on a wave of support dubbed 'Trudeaumania'.
● Prime Minister of Canada: Justin Trudeau. Official website.
● The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau from Parliament of Canada. Political Affiliation: Liberal. Constituency: Papineau. Province / Territory: Quebec. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Preferred Language: French / English. Hill Office: House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Canada. Telephone: 613-995-0253. Fax: 613-947-0310. Constituency Office: 529 Jarry Street East (Main Office), Suite 302, Montréal, Quebec H2P 1V4 Canada. Telephone: 514-277-6020. Fax: 514-277-3454.
● Justin Trudeau Biography. Prime Minister, Author, Teacher (1971 - ) from Biography.com.
● Justin Trudeau from Wikipedia.
● Justin Trudeau from Canadian Encyclopedia. "Justin Pierre James Trudeau, 23rd prime minister of Canada (2015 - present), Liberal Party leader, teacher (born 25 December 1971 in Ottawa, ON). The eldest son of prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Justin Trudeau initially trained as a teacher in British Columbia. After a short teaching career, he entered politics, winning the riding of Papineau in Québec in 2008. Trudeau became leader of the Liberal Party on 14 April 2013, winning on the first ballot with nearly 80% of the vote. On 19 October 2015, the Liberals under Trudeau won a majority, defeating Stephen Harper's Conservatives."
● Meet Justin Trudeau: Teacher, Father, Advocate, Leader. Canada's 23rd prime minister, from Liberal Party of Canada.
● Justin Trudeau -- Patrick Brazeau Charity Boxing Match -- English Coverage of Complete Fight. YouTube video, 16:13 min. Published on Apr 1, 2012 by FactPointVideo. Live coverage. "The fight took place at the Hampton Inn Convention Centre in Ottawa on March 31, 2012. It was a bout for the cancer charity Fight for the Cure."
● Justin Trudeau gets some boxing practice in ahead of first leaders debate. YouTube video, 1:35 min. Published on Aug 6, 2015 by Global News.
The Canadian federal election, 2015 from Wikipedia. (Formally, the 42nd general election) was held on October 19, 2015, to elect members to the House of Commons of the Canadian parliament. Including Summary Results.
Justin Trudeau from Wikipedia.
From Ted Cruz to hockey: Best cross-border quips from White House dinner by Sean Davidson, CBC News, Mar 11, 2016. "May my grey hair come in at a much slower rate than yours," Trudeau said to Obama at State Dinner, 10 Mar. 2016.
Canadian Prime Ministers Since 1867 from infoplease.
First Among Equals - The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics. Detailed information on all Prime Ministers of Canada, e.g. Dates of birth, Term(s) of Office, Quick Facts, Biography, Anecdote, Bibliography, Speeches, Other References, The Path to Power, Private Life, Afterwards, etc. See also First Among Equals: Children's Version for Grades 4-6, includes profiles of Canadian Prime Ministers, Games and Teacher Resources.
Prime Ministers of Canada: 1867 to Date. Contents: About Prime Ministers of Canada, Gallery, Biographical Information, Political Information, Electoral Information, Glossary of Acronyms.
Prime Ministers of Canada. Biographies of Canadian Prime Ministers Since Confederation in 1867, from CanadaOnline.About.com.
Prime Ministers of Canada. Biographies and photos of all the Prime Ministers of Canada since Confederation.
Prime Ministers of Canada from National Film Board. Discover Canada's Prime Ministers - Playlist. "In addition to its compilation of films ... the playlist features these comprehensive and engaging resources: downloadable fact sheets, archival records, biographies and an assortment of images."
The Buck Stops Here:
of the United States
by Alice Provensen
Our Country's Presidents:
All You Need to Know
About the Presidents,
From George Washington
to Barack Obama
by Ann Bausum
Team of Rivals:
The Political Genius
of Abraham Lincoln
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The 44 Presidents of the United States of America. YouTube video, 3:40 min.
44 U.S. Presidents. A seamless transition of images of presidents from one portrait to another. 44 US Presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama morphed to the music (Boléro) Bolero by Ravel. YouTube video: 3:58 min.
Amazing President Facts. YouTube video, 2:55 min. presented by Zack Scott. 21 amazing facts about U.S. presidents you may have never known.
American Presidents: Life Portraits - Portrait Gallery. Presidential Portraits by Chas Fagan.
Ballotpedia. All States of the United States of America - Info about each state and its ballot - laws, history, statewide ballot measures, ballot access, and more.
Biography: Barack Obama. YouTube video, 45:16 min.
A LONG List of President Obama's Accomplishments (with Citations) by Milt Shook, Feb. 15, 2013.
From George Washington To Barack Obama - A Long Way - Original Video. 44 Presidents of the United States. YouTube video, 3:58 min.
Barack Obama Biography from America's Election HQ. "Current Job: Attorney. Birth Date: August 4, 1961. Religion: Christian."
● Barack Obama's Hawaii Childhood Landmarks. YouTube video, 1:16 min.
● Barack Obama - MAHALO AMERICA. YouTube video, 4:18 min.
● Barack Obama: the formative years (1961-1991) by Don Keko.
● Barack Obama (1961- ) from Wikipedia: "A graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he served as president of the Harvard Law Review, Obama worked as a community organizer and practiced as a civil rights attorney before serving in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004."
The Speech that Made Obama President. YouTube video, 6:12 min. Published on Aug 30, 2012 by THNKR. In 2004, a one-term senator from Illinois took the stage to deliver the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. By the time Barack Obama had finished speaking, Democrats across the country knew they had seen the future of their party.
Obama's mother: Stanley Ann Dunham (1942-1995) B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Hawaii in 1992. At age 52, she died of ovarian cancer.
● Stanley Ann Dunham, Dr. Profile: Birthdate: November 29, 1942. Birthplace: Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States. Death: Died November 7, 1995 in Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. Place of Burial: Hawaii, United States.
● Five Unordinary Facts About President Obama's Mother [Stanley Ann Dunham] by Amy Bingham, 12 May 2012, ABC News. "She lived in five states and three countries.
She was 18 when Barack Obama was born
It may have taken her two decades and countless trips back-and-forth between Indonesia and the University of Hawaii to complete, but in 1992 Ann Dunham was awarded her Ph.D. in anthropology.
Her 1,000-page dissertation explored the indigenous craft of blacksmithing in Indonesia, a topic she had studied for more than 20 years. She died two years after completing it.
She had instilled in her son the importance of education, making him rise before the sun came up to do his homework."
● Ann Dunham biography from Biography.com
● Obama's father, Barack Obama, Sr.: Barack Hussein Obama (1936-1982). Studied economics at University of Hawaii in 1959. In 1962, he pursued a Ph.D. in economics at Harvard, but finished with a Masters Degree in Economics from Harvard University in 1965. At age 46, he died of a car accident.
Barack Obama Speeches posted on this site:
1 Obama's Victory Speech 4 Nov. 2008
2 Obama's Inaugural Address 20 Jan. 2009
3 Obama's Cairo Egypt Speech 4 June 2009
4 Obama's Moscow Speech 7 July 2009
5 Obama's Eulogy for Ted Kennedy 29 Aug. 2009
6 Obama's Speech at United Nations General Assembly 23 Sept. 2009
7 Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, Oslo, Norway 10 Dec. 2009
8 Obama's Arizona Memorial Speech, Tucson AZ, 12 Jan. 2011
9 Obama's Speech on the Death of Osama bin Laden 1 May 2011
10 Obama's Speech on Middle East and North Africa 19 May 2011
11 Obama's Victory Speech 6 Nov. 2012
12 Obama's Myanmar Speech 19 Nov. 2012
13 Obama's Second Inaugural Address 21 Jan. 2013
14 Obama's State of the Union Address 12 Feb. 2013
15 Obama's Eulogy for Nelson Mandela 10 Dec. 2013
16 Obama's State of the Union Address 28 Jan. 2014
Books by Barack Obama:
Barack Obama in His Own Words
Dreams from My Father:
A Story of Race and Inheritance
The Audacity of Hope:
Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
OBAMA: Biography Video/Convention Intro Video from YouTube, 9:52 min. A Biography on Barack Obama from days of his childhood, through adolescence and adulthood. Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School; his late father Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. attended the University of Hawaii and also received a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University; his late mother, Stanley Ann Dunham received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Hawaii.
● Barack Obama from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
● Barack Obama Biography from Biography.com.
● Biography Channel: Real Lives: Barack Obama Biography."Barack Obama - Mini Biography (TV-14; 5:04) Born in Honolulu, Barack Obama went on to become President of the Harvard Law Review. In 2008, he was elected President of the United States, becoming the first African-American commander-in-chief."
From Revolution to Reconstruction: Presidents. Index on Presidents of the United States. Contains information and documents of their speeches (including inaugural addresses), writings, biographies and anything else related to their person or the office they are holding. From #1 George Washington to #43 George W. Bush.
"I Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations. Collection of approximately 400 items or 2,000 digital files relating to inaugurations from George Washington's in 1789 to George W. Bush's inauguration of 2001. Presentation includes diaries and letters of presidents and of those who witnessed inaugurations, handwritten drafts of inaugural addresses, broadsides, inaugural tickets and programs, prints, photographs, and sheet music.
The Inauguration of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America.
● The 56th Presidential Inaugural Weekend Schedule.
● President-elect Obama Asks You to Be a Part of the Inauguration.
● Inaugural Blog: Watch the Swearing-in Ceremony on the Web, 8,500 Service Events on USAservice.org: Sign Up to Attend One Near You.
● Text HISTORY to 56333 for the Latest Inauguration Info - resources via SMS text message, whether you'll be in Washington, DC, or at home in your community, text updates will keep you in the know about inaugural activities.
Inauguration of the President - Inaugural History. Inauguration Day Events. Facts and Firsts. Inaugural Videos.
Meet Amazing Americans: U.S. Presidents. John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Dwight D. Eisenhower, William Henry Harrison, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, James Madison, James Monroe, Theodore Roosevelt, John Tyler, Martin Van Buren, and George Washington.
POTUS - Presidents of the United States from the Internet Public Library. Site provides background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.
Presidents: 13 collections - American Memory from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Images and List of names in alphabetical order. List of names in chronological order by presidential term.
Presidents as Poets: Poetry Written by United States Presidents from Library of Congress. Include samples of poems by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, John Tyler, Abraham Lincoln, Jimmy Carter.
Presidents of the United States. Selected Images from the Collections of the Library of Congress.
Presidents of the United States. Internet Resources from Utah Education Network, Themepark: Liberty.
Presidents of the United States Hotlist - hotlist of Internet resources about the Presidents of the United States. Presidents' Day Hotlist - hotlist of Internet resources about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. President's Day.
Presidents of the United States: Resource Guides. Digital collections from the Library of Congress - large selection of primary source materials associated with presidents of the United States, including manuscripts, letters, broadsides, government documents, prints, photographs, sheet music, sound recordings, and films.
Australia: Department of Defence - Official Site of Australian Military.
Canada: National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF).
Military Fact Files from BBC News, UK edition. BBC News Online looks at military forces.
United Kingdom: Ministry of Defence - Official Site of UK Military.
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) - Official Site of United States Military.
U.S. Weapons Systems from GlobalSecurity.org. Contents: U.S. Military Aircraft, U.S. Warships, Munitions, and Ground Systems.
Biological warfare from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Biological warfare, also known as germ warfare, is the use of any organism (bacteria, virus or other disease-causing organism) or toxin found in nature, as a weapon of war. See also Sarin from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Sarin is a human-made chemical warfare agent classified as a nerve agent. It is extremely toxic.
Ecosource. An Ontario-based environmental education non-profit serving youth, adults, and families. Work began in Mississauga and has expanded throughout the Region of Peel. Ecosource also works with many high school students to provide volunteer opportunities that assist in the completion of the 40 hour volunteer mandate.
International Volunteer Day (IVD) - December 5 is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
One Brick is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer organization that brings volunteers together to support other local non-profit organizations. Includes links to: One Brick SF Bay Area, One Brick New York, One Brick Chicago, One Brick DC, One Brick Mpls/St Paul, and coming soon on April 9, 2009: One Brick Seattle.
Passport in Time (PIT) is a volunteer archaeology and historic preservation program of the USDA Forest Service (FS). PIT volunteers work with professional FS archaeologists and historians on national forests throughout the United States.
Single Volunteers, Inc. Where a single person can make a difference.
Volunteer from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Volunteer MBC - Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon. "A volunteer centre to foster and develop volunteerism in the Region of Peel, Ontario, Canada, serving the cities of Mississauga and Brampton, and the Town of Caledon, by raising awareness of the power of service."
Volunteering in the United States. Volunteerism in the United States, 2001-2002. Volunteer.gov. America's Natural and Cultural Resources Volunteer Portal - Find a Volunteer Opportunity. Search and apply for volunteer opportunities that suit your interests and availability.
VolunteerMatch: Where Volunteering Begins. A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping everyone find a great place to volunteer. Many thanks to Megan, the lead Intern at EducatorLabs, Cary, NC for providing the following related links:
● Direct Relief: Humanitarian Medical Aid
● Guide for Prospective Medical Volunteers
● GoEco - Volunteer Abroad for Ecological & Humanitarian Projects
● Architecture for Humanity
CCPA. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is a national economic and social policy think tank.
Social Policy on the Web. An introduction to Social Policy. Links to resources.
Fundraising Ideas for Fundraisers from Fundraiser Help. Includes a fundraising directory for thousands of fund raising companies, products, and ideas.
The 200 Largest U.S. Charities by William P. Barrett, from Forbes.com. The 200 Largest U.S. Charities: All figures in U.S. $ (mil). Click on any charity's name for more information: Name, Total Revenue, Total Expenses, Surplus/Loss, Net Assets.
Charitable organization from New World Encyclopedia. "There is no statutory definition of a charitable organization, but case law in England and Wales has identified four principal charitable purposes, namely trust for: 1. the relief of poverty; 2. the advancement of education; 3. the advancement of religion; 4. other purposes beneficial to the community . . . Charities are generally exempt from paying income or property taxes, since they lessen the government's burdens. To qualify for such tax exemptions, though, charities must be non-profit organizations."
Charitable Registration. Contents include: Why register as a charity? What is the difference between a non-profit organization and a charity? Site includes Non-profit Incorporation, Volunteer Resources, Funding Sources, Fundraising Tips, and more.
Charities Directorate - Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) with a List of Canadian Registered Charities, Newly Registered Charities, Recently Revoked Charities, Recent Annulments, updated daily. Check out the charitable organization before you donate, or find out afterwards if you have been scammed. Guidelines for Registering a Charity.
Charities Listings from Canada Revenue Agency. A searchable list of Canadian charities, which can be used to: 1) confirm whether a charity is registered under the Income Tax Act and is therefore eligible to issue official donation receipts; and 2) view a charity's contact information and Registered Charity Information Return, which includes financial information and activities.
Charity Commission for England and Wales. FAQs on Registering a Charity. Charity Requirements and Guidance.
Charity Navigator: Your Guide to Intelligent Giving from Charity Navigator. Top Ten List, Hot Topics, and Tips for Donors.
Charity Navigator - America's largest charity evaluator. FAQs. Site provides information on over 3400 charitable organizations and evaluates the financial health of each of these charities. Tips and Resources include: A-Z Directory of Charitable Organizations, 4-Star Charities, Top 10 Lists, 6 Questions to Ask Charities before Donating, Giving Statistics, Protecting Yourself from Online Scams, and more.
CharityVillage Directories. For 20 years, CharityVillage has been the HR partner for recruitment in the Canadian nonprofit sector. Find and Post Event Listings, Funders - links to online databases and directories of funding agencies and foundations of interest to Canadian individuals and organizations, Search Organizations (A-Z), Find Volunteer Listings across Canada.
Givology from Wikipedia. "Givology.org is an online giving marketplace through which any Internet user can browse and sponsor students and education projects in the developing world. Founded in 2008 by undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania, Givology currently has 501(c)3 tax-exempt status (in the United States)." Includes information on Internet Microphilanthropy and Online Giving Marketplaces, as well as How Givology Works.
Humanitarian aid from Wikipedia. What is International Humanitarian Law? From Canadian Red Cross.
International humanitarian law from Wikipedia.
IRS - Internal Revenue Service: Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits.
Mississauga Furniture Bank (MFB) is a registered charity which recycles new and gently used household furnishings from individuals and corporate donors. Clients include women and children, refugees, the homeless, families living below the poverty line and victims of domestic violence. MFB also helps the elderly, disabled and those who have lost all to fire, a natural disaster or personal tragedy. Tax receipts will automatically be issued for all donations over $25. For donations less than $25, tax receipts will be issued upon request. MFB will issue an in-kind receipt for donated value of furniture - Fair Market Value as per Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Official charitable receipt will be sent via email or mailed to you within 90 days from pickup or drop-off day.
Philanthropy from Wikipedia.
Recycling for Charities. Donate your old cell phone, PDA, digital camera, iPod, ink or toner cartridge to be recycled and benefit the charity of your choice. Recycling for Charities is a non-profit organization helping other charities.
Hospital Directory. The U.S. News/American Hospital Association National Directory has facts and figures on over 6,000 hospitals.
Hospitals in the USA and Canada. Database has contact information for hospital and medical facilities across the USA and Canada, with links to Doctors and other nearby facilities.
Hospitals - Listings A-Z by Country from Afghanistan (2 Hospitals) to Zimbabwe (4 Hospitals) plus Without Assignment [No-Name] (37 Hospitals).
List of Hospitals in Toronto, ON Canada. Including:
● Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.
● Hospital for Sick Children - Sick Kids Hospital.
● Mount Sinai Hospital.
● Scarborough Hospital.
● St. Michael's Hospital.
● Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
● Women's College Hospital.
Ontario Hospitals. A-Z Listings. Including:
● Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga ON.
● Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington ON.
● Kingston General Hospital.
● Ottawa Hospital.
● Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, ON
● Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga ON Canada. Currently, the Trillium Health Centre and the Credit Valley Hospital.
● William Osler Health Centre: Etobicoke General Hospital, Peel Memorial Hospital, Brampton Civic Hospital.
The Insanity Test. Try this test to see how sane you are. If you score 0% you are very sane. Score 10% you are 10% insane. The higher the score, the more insane you are. Not to be taken too seriously, of course.
Here's to the Kind-Hearted. Restore your faith in humanity in 4 minutes flat. YouTube video, 3:53 min.
The Hug of the Century. Lion hugs and kisses the lady who rescued him 5 years earlier. YouTube video, 1:17 min.
People come to the rescue (Die Leute kommen zu Hilfe) posted by Alexandr Mish. YouTube video, 4:19 min.
Real Life Heroes [ Good people ] part 1. Restoring Faith in Humanity. YouTube video, 7:10 min. Part 2: 7:59 min. Part 3: 6:31 min. Part 4: 6:24 min. Note: You may have to sign in to confirm your age before YouTube will allow you to view the videos.
Restore your faith in humanity in 4 minutes flat. YouTube video, 3:53min.
Restoring Faith in Humanity 2013. YouTube video, 5:20 min.
Restoring Faith in Humanity 2014 YouTube video, 3:49 min.
Addiction and Recovery. "It takes courage and strength to face up to any type of addiction, whether it's alcohol, drugs, nicotine, gambling, the internet, or self-injury." HelpGuide.org: Help yourself to greater health and happiness. Site provides help for drinking problems, teenage drinking, Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse and Addiction, Smartphone Addiction, Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling, How to Quit Smoking, Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Includes Emotional Intelligence Toolkit to help you: Change your moods and attitudes, Eliminate self-defeating habits, and Master the skill of quick stress relief.
Addiction as a Disease, Animations: How Drugs Work in the Body, in the Brain, and much more.
The Addiction Web Site of Terence T. Gorski: "Addiction is not a crime, it's a treatable illness. Addicted people are not criminals who need to be punished. They're sick people who need to get well."
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Resources from ProjectKnow.com, Understanding Addiction. Including: Drugs, Alcohol, and Behavioral Health Q&A., Addiction Glossary of Terms and Phrases - Definitions, Statistics, Alcohol and Drug Rehab Hotlines, Behavioral Health Hotlines; plus info on Sex Addiction, Gambling Addiction Treatment, and Links to Useful Resources.
Alcohol: Problems & Solutions. Contents: Alcohol Information, Alcohol Issues, Drinking & Driving, Alcohol & Youth, Alcohol & Health.
Alcohol Screening.org - How Much Is Too Much? If you consume alcoholic beverages, it's important to know whether your drinking patterns are safe, risky or harmful. Answering these questions will take only a few minutes, and will generate personalized results based on your age, gender and drinking patterns. Your responses are completely confidential and anonymous. Learn More About Alcohol and Health - A project of the Boston University School of Public Health.
AlcoRehab. Alcohol Rehab and Recovery - A free online guide to alcohol addiction, treatment, and recovery. Resources include:
● Alcoholism Statistics
● Alcoholism Resources
● Rehab F.A.Q.
● Alcohol Detox Guide
● 20 Ways to Help an Alcoholic Heal and Live Once More
● Alcohol Addiction Awareness Essay Contest. AlcoRehab.org is proud to award $6,000 in scholarships each year to three students, who share their vision on the dangers of alcohol abuse and addiction.
The Best Marijuana Documentary (Canadian). YouTube video, 1 hr. 44:13 min. See also: Canada's War on Weed. YouTube video, 40:36 min. The Future of Weed: HIGH COUNTRY. YouTube video, 43:34 min. True History of Marijuana Full Movie . YouTube video, 1 hr. 17:34 min.
The Dangers of Binge Drinking from the-alcoholism-guide.org.
● Signs of Alcoholism. Alcoholism Signs. Am I an Alcoholic?
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA). A non-profit organization working to minimize the harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Topics include: Aboriginal issues, Policy and Research, Law Enforcement and Crime, Prevention and Education, Treatment, Youth, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Information Service, Statistics, Cannabis Quick Facts, Gambling in Canada, HIV / AIDS and Injection Drug Use, and more.
The Cool Spot - Alcohol, Peer Pressure and Underage Drinking Info for Young Teens. Resources, information, and support on alcohol use and abuse among teenagers. Topics include: underage drinking, teen drinking, peer pressure, alcohol statistics, alcohol abuse, and more.
Drug Dangers. Information about Dangerous Drugs. Drug Dangers provides information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications. It was developed to educate the public and lend a hand to people who have been affected by defective drugs and medical devices. The goal at Drug Dangers is to keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are currently available on the market in the United States. Contents: Drugs and Devices, Recent Lawsuits, Consumer Safety, Latest News.
Drug Information from U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
DrugRehab.com. Understanding Addiction: Alcohol Addiction, Drug Addiction, Prescription Addiction, Co-Occurring Disorders, Eating Disorders, Teen Drug Abuse.
Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit. From Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Contents include: Breaking News, Dr. Ann P. Streissguth Biographical Sketch, Research Projects, Legal Issues, Publications, Order Reprints, FAS/FAE Resources, and more.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) from KidsHealth.
Safe & Drug-Free Schools Program. U.S. Federal government's vehicle for reducing drug, alcohol, tobacco use and violence, through education and prevention activities in American schools.
The Science Behind Drug Abuse from National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens. Contents include: Facts on Drugs (Anabolic Steroids, Ecstasy, Marijuana, Nicotine, and others), Ask Dr. NIDA with answers to most FAQs, Real Stories of teens who have struggled with drug addictions, resources for Parents and Teachers, and more.
Street Terms: Drugs and the Drug Trade. Drug Facts from the United States Office of National Drug Control Policy. Terminology database consists of over 2,000 current drug-related street terms that refer to specific drug types or drug acitivity. Search drug terms alphabetically by commonly known drug names, e.g. Amphetamine, Benzocaine, Crack Cocaine, Designer Drugs, Ecstasy, Heroin, Marijuana, Nicotine, Opium, Peyote, Ritalin, Steroids, etc. or by topic: Costs & Quantities, Drug Trade, or Drug Use. All terms are cross-referenced.
Web of Addictions - Fact Sheets developed by many different authors. Factsheets on Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs, and General Substance Abuse are free to copy and use.
World Drug Report presents the most comprehensive statistical view of today's illicit drug situation. From United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The Amazing Typewriter Art of Paul Smith. American artist Paul Smith (September 21, 1921 - June 25, 2007) created all of his artwork using a typewriter.
The Amazing Woman from Shandong Province, China. Video from YouTube entitled: "Can You Do It Too?" - 9 min. 50 sec. - from a 1985 documentary movie. Watch Ren Ji Mei, born without arms, cook a meal for her family, earn a living gathering live crabs, make noodles and dumplings, write a letter, embroider, play cards, etc. with her feet.
America's Favorite One Handed Pianist - The Lord's Prayer by Brian Arnold. YouTube video, 2:51 min. Uploaded on Oct 9, 2007. "With his left arm paralyzed in an auto accident with a semi, Brian Arnold, America's Favorite One Handed Pianist, plays masterfully "The Lord's Prayer."
Blind Quilter: Diane Rose, Waco Texas. YouTube video, 5:41 min.
Burns survivor Turia Pitt joins the ranks of Australian Women's Weekly cover stars in inspirational photo shoot by Sarah Dean and Lucy Chesterton. "The Australian runner, who once worked in front of the camera and as a mining engineer, was caught in a ferocious fire that left her with burns to 64% of her body in 2011."
● This Women's Magazine Chose a Burn Victim to Be the Cover Model for Their Inspirational New Issue by Jenna Mullins. "The woman on the cover is 26-year-old Turia Pitt, a burn victim and an inspirational speaker ... Three years ago , Turia was caught in a brushfire while she was running an ultra-marathon in Western Australia. She suffered burns on 64 percent of her body and doctors gave her a very slim chance of survival. But Turia overcame her tragedy and defied expectations with her recovery ... Since then, the mining engineer (who is currently studying for her masters degree) has biked from Sydney to Uluru, swam a 20 kilometer race (over 12 miles) and walked the Great Wall of China, all to raise funds for Interplast, a reconstructive surgery charity. Basically, Turia is a truly incredible human being."
Children of the Coal - China. YouTube video, 22:59 min. Pollution in China causes over a million birth defects annually.
Chinese Farmer Builds his own Bionic Arms. YouTube video, 2:40 min.
Creating a Home Where Your Child Can Thrive with a Disability from HomeCity Real Estate.
Dance: Hand in Hand from China, CCTV (China Central Television). Video from YouTube entitled: "She without arm, he without leg - ballet - Hand in Hand." 5 min. Beautiful and amazing stage performance by Ma Li and Zhai Xiaowei, choreography by Zhao Limin.
Disability Resources from United States Department of Labor.
Disabled Accessibility: The Pragmatic Approach. Author offers suggestions on Pragmatics: Get Top Priorities Fixed First.
Disaster Safety & Assistive Technology: Protection for Seniors & the Disabled from Insurance Zebra, 10 June 2017.
Emmanuel Kelly The X Factor 2011 Auditions Emmanuel Kelly FULL. YouTube video, 8:26 min. Emmanuel from Iraq, adopted orphan with no hands, sings "Imagine" by John Lennon, including judges' comments.
Girl play piano with no finger on one hand. Uploaded on Jan 31, 2011 by George Ju. "A chinese girl playing piano with no fingers on one hand. She has never seen a piano until 3 years ago, because she lives in a very small town. The video makes me realize how lucky we are. God bless her. Her name is Gui-Gui Zheng."
Goalball from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Goalball is a team sport designed for blind athletes. It was devised by Hanz Lorenzen (Austria), and Sepp Reindle (Germany), in 1946 in an effort to help in the rehabilitation of visually impaired World War II veterans. How to Play Goalball. Goalball USA vs Japan. YouTube video, 3:27 min.
Half Man Half Price Shop. See also Half Man and Half Price Store: Inspirational Story of Peng Shuilin, China.
How Being Disabled Hurts Your Credit: What to Know and Where to Find Help from High Risk Pay, 12 Sep. 2017.
How to Plan (and Provide) for a Child with Special Needs by Brian Robson, The Simple Dollar, 14 Sep 2017.
Jennifer Bricker. She is the sister of gymnast Dominique Moceanu. Born without legs, she was placed for adoption by her parents. "Don't Ever Say You Can't" - YouTube video, 4:54 min.
Jessica Cox. YouTube video, 3:14 min. "Jessica Cox is recognized internationally as an inspirational keynote speaker. Born without arms, Jessica now flies airplanes, drives cars and otherwise lives a normal life using her feet as others use their hands. She holds the title of the first person without arms in the American Taekwondo Association to get a black belt and the Guinness World Record for being the first armless person in aviation history to earn a pilot's certificate." With links to other Jessica Cox videos.
● Limb-itless: Pilot Born Without Arms Defies All Odds. YouTube video, 5:41 min. Published on Jun 29, 2015 by Barcroft TV.
● Jessica Cox Weds.mov . YouTube video, 2:43 min. Published on May 17 2012 by TFCBalitangAmerica.
Keeping Seniors and Special Needs Individuals Safe Around Construction by Lior Zitzman, BigRentz, July 25, 2017.
Legal Resources and Considerations for Seniors and Persons with Special Needs from Just Great Lawyers.
Nick Vujicic is a giant of a man . YouTube video, 6:18 min.
● I Love Living Life. I Am Happy. YouTube video, 7:03 min. Nick Vujicic and his attitude serve as a great example of the celebration of life over limitations. The human spirit can handle much more than we realize.
● Testimony Nick Vujicic Extraordinary. YouTube video, 8:11 min.
The Power of Words. YouTube video, 1:48 min. "This short film illustrates the power of words to radically change your message and your effect upon the world . . . The Story of a Sign by Alonso Alvarez Barreda, Music by: Giles Lamb, Filmed by Director Seth Gardner. Cast: Bill Thompson, Beth Miller."
Richie Parker: Drive -- SC Featured. YouTube video, 7:56 min. Amazing story of engineer Richi Parker (born without arms). Richie Parker designs NASCAR components with his feet.
She without arm, he without leg - ballet - Hand in Hand. YouTube video, 5:01 min.
Special Needs - Teacher Resources from TeacherVision.
Special Needs Seniors - Planning for the Future of this Vulnerable Population. Retiring Wise Blog, from One Reverse Mortgage.
● CHIP Reverse Mortgage: Resources to Help You Make the Right Decision. Canadian Seniors: Retirement Planning and Renovations, from CHIP, 15 Dec. 2016.
Tips to Declutter and Organize Your Home for Seniors and Individuals with Special Needs from Your Storage Finder.
Typewriter Artist. Typewriter art by Paul Smith. YouTube video, 4:26 min.
The Ultimate Fire Safety and Disabilities Guide from Contractor Quotes.us. This fire safety guide for people with disabilities was made especially for people and caregivers of persons living with either blindness or low vision, hearing loss, physical disabilities or cognitive impairments.
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. Recommendation from W3C - World Wide Web Consortium. Goal of the WAI may be summarized by a quote from Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web: "The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."
ANCPR. Alliance for Non-Custodial Parents Rights. Information on family law, child support and father's rights. This volunteer organization is dedicated to promoting and protecting the civil rights of non-custodial parents (NCP's). Learn about men in poverty. Many deadbeat dads are homeless, and an even greater percentage are poor.
Child abuse from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Child Abuse from MedlinePlus. Includes: Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect: Signs and Symptoms.
Deadbeat dad, Deadbeat mom from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Deadbeat Dads and Moms from Criminal Watch. Includes links to: The Office of Child Support Enforcement from the Administration for Children and Family. State Links.
Deadbeat Parent from Wikipedia.
Deadbeat Parents and Unpaid Child Support from Single Parents, About.com.
Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act.
Good Parents Pay from Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services. "The purpose of this section is to ask for the public's help in locating missing defaulting payors. The individuals posted on this website are registered with the Family Responsibility Office (FRO), have not made their court-ordered support payments and cannot be found."
● Ontario website features first batch of deadbeat dads from CBC News.
In Defense of 'Deadbeat' Dads by Wendy McElroy, FoxNews.com.
Canada - Missing Children Website.
Child CyberSearch. Contents: Search the Missing Children Database, Missing Children's Hotline - 1-888-326-5352 Answered 24 hours-a-day OR 1-800-843-5678, The History of Child Crisis Network (Formerly known as Child CyberSearch), and more.
Child Find Canada from Child Rights International Network (CRIN).
Child Find of America. See also Missing Children.
Child Quest International: Keeping Hope Alive.
Missing Children Society of Canada.
Missing Minors - Teaching Children Personal Safety. Child Safety Information: Child Safety Basics, Cell Phone Safety, Child Safety Game, Child Safety Rules, Halloween Child Safety, Preventing Child Abduction, Online Child Safety Tips, Childproofing Your Home. Site lists Missing Children as well as Found Children, with photos and details.
Beach Safety from American Red Cross. Beach Safety Tips: How to be Safe at the Beach. Sun, Sand and Safety, Beach Safety, Rip Currents.
● Beach Safety from Mailsports.co.uk.
● Beach Safety Tips from Kaua'i Explorer. Swim at lifeguarded beaches, Heed warning signs posted by lifeguards, Monitor closely constantly changing conditions, Waves come in sets, Hazards can exist in ANY coastal area - not just in the water, Do not fight a rip current, Use the buddy system - never swim alone & know your limits, When in doubt - don't go out!
● Watch How to survive beach rip currents. YouTube video, 4:42 min.
● How to beat rip currents. YouTube video, 3:46 min.
● Hawaii Beach Safety from Hawaii Lifeguard Association, City & County of Honolulu, County of Maui, Hawaii Department of Health, Hawaii Tourism Authority, and the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. Includes: Rip Current Safety, Why Rip Currents Form, Basic Rip Current Mechanics (illustrated), and What to do if you find yourself in a rip current.
● Keeping safe at the beach from Kids' Health.
● Stay Safe at the Beach - 13 Tips for Preventing Injury and Illness by Kate Morin, Greatist.com.
● USLA's Top Ten Beach and Water Safety Tips from United States Lifesaving Association (USLA).
Canadian Red Cross: Water Safety Quiz. How much do you know about water safety? Take the Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Quiz to test your knowledge!
The Dangers of Drugged Driving from QuitHeroin.
Dry Ice Safety. What is Dry Ice? Dry Ice is frozen carbon dioxide. First of ten dry ice safety rules states: KIDS: Never use dry ice without adult supervision. Dry ice can cause serious injury if not used carefully.
Fire Safety Guides from United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Fireworks Fact Sheet, Household Extension Cords Can Cause Fires, Certain Older Gas Connectors May Be Dangerous, Smoke Alarms Can Save Your Life, Smoke Alarms - Why, Where, and Which? Smoke Detectors Can Save Your Life, Upholstered Furniture Fires.
Fire Safety Publications from Town of Milton Fire Department, Ontario, Canada.
Home Safety Tips: Are Your Children Safe? from Peel Public Health. In Canada, more than 75% of injury-related emergency room visits among children from birth to 4 years are for injuries occurring at home. Includes a Home Safety Checklist.
How to get up from the floor (after a fall) - MacGyver style! YouTube video, 9:45 min. Watch a Homeability therapist demonstrate both traditional and unconventional ways to get up from the floor after a fall.
A Parents Guide to First Aid from Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Training Center. Useful links on: How to Keep Your Home Safe, How to Teach Your Child About First Aid and Emergencies, and First Aid for a New Parent.
Safety is no game. Keep your family safe from preventable njuries from Healthy Canadians. Is Your Child Safe? A publication for parents and caregivers containing safety information on products that may pose a danger to children under 6 years of age.
Teen Summer Job Safety. Teen Workers: Construction. Build a safe work foundation for: Construction, Landscaping, Life Guarding, Parks and Recreation, Restaurants, Farm Work, Safe Driving.
When Luck is On Your Side. Lucky People Compilation. YouTube video, 4:35 min. Published on Mar 16, 2014 by TAHSEEN HASSAN.
100 Worst Aviation Accidents from PlaneCrashInfo.com.
Accident & Incident Data from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Include: Reports, Accidents, Aviation Accident Reports and Statistics, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and more.
Aircraft Crashes from Infoplease.
Fact Sheet - Safer Skies from U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) aims to reduce the commercial aviation accident rate by 80 percent by 2007. See also: Safer Skies Through Education from FAA Safety Team.
AirSafe.com - Airline safety and security information from the passenger perspective, other useful information for the traveling public as well as information on recent fatal plane crashes.
Historic Aircraft Crash Sites. Find out more about how these crashes occurred and see what the crash sites look like today.
How Aircraft Crash. Accident Reports and Causal Explanation from Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld, Germany.
How Black Boxes Work from How Stuff Works.
Ben Franklin's 200+ Synonyms for "Drunk"  about 280 years ago, from Mental Floss.
Boating Under the Influence [USA]. "All states have laws against boating under the influence (BUI), which make it a crime to operate a boat or personal watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. And just like DUI or DWI offenses committed on dry land, the legal consequences of BUI can include steep fines, boating license penalties and prison time for injuries or deaths caused by BUI accidents."
The Dangers of Drinking and Driving from QuitAlcohol.com, an initiative with the Alcohol Abuse Counsel and a trained group of volunteers. Site includes links to related Resources and Organizations.
Department of Justice Canada - Mandatory Sentences for Impaired Driving.
Drunk Driving Overview from Drunk Driving Lawyers. Other resources include DUI Overview and Definition - Driving under the influence (DUI), DWI Overview and Definition - Driving while intoxicated (DWI), DUI / DWI Laws, Frequently Asked Questions About Drunk Driving, and more.
Drunk Driving vs High Driving from OMQ Law. Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs is a crime, but what defines a DUI (Driving under the influence) or DWI (Driving while intoxicated)? The infographic (on this page) explains what is considered illegal in both Canada and the USA, and what are the differences. OMQ=O'Neill Moon Quedado LLP, Toronto based law practice.
Impaired Driving - Facts from CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Impaired Driving. Fact Sheet from Department of Justice Canada. Impaired Driving from Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), includes Impaired Driving Programs and Campaigns such as Drinking and Driving: Reduced Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE).
Fact Sheets from Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Drinking and Driving Trends, Blood Alcohol Concentration, Roadside Licence Suspensions.
● Impaired Driving: Drinking and Driving, Drugs and Driving, Tips to Remember.
● Impaired Driving: Get the Facts. Impaired driving means operating a vehicle (including cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles) while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
● Impaired Driving Consequences. Learn about Ontario's impaired driving laws and the penalties you could face if you drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
● Snowmobile Safety
● Drinking and ORV. Changes to Ontario's Off-Road Vehicles (ORV) Legislation/Regulations.
● Know the Facts about Drinking and Boating in Canada!
● Back On Track. Ontario's Remedial Measures Program for Impaired Drivers. Please register with Back on Track after you have been to court and received a conviction. Registration for Convicted Impaired Drivers. This site is for drivers who have a criminal code conviction.
MADD Canada - Mothers Against Drunk Driving - Research Library. Includes: Alcohol, Trauma and Impaired Driving (PDF) 92 pages, Canada-Wide Statistics.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
SADD - Underage Drinking, Impaired Driving, and other topics.
YAERD - Young Adults Educating Responsible Drinking. Contents include: Cost of DUI, Breathalysers, Alcohol Facts, Statistics and Resources.
16 Common Product Combinations You Should Never Mix. Chemistry is an insane thing. And what you don't know could kill you. From Buzzfeed DIY.
Common Poisons from Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS).
Emerging Contaminant - 1,4-Dioxane Fact Sheet from United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Sep. 2009. See also: Technical Fact Sheet - 1,4-Dioxane. Jan. 2014.
Guide to Less Toxic Products from Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia.
Hazardous Substances Databank - Search, Household Products Database: Health & Safety Information on Household Products, and other links from National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Household Products - Household Chemicals, Harzardous Waste, Accidental Poisoning from MedlinePlus.
Index of Poisionous Plants, Poisons & Antidotes - Stedman's Shorter Medical Dictionary (1942) from Botanical.com.
Poisoning, Toxicology, Environmental Health from MedlinePlus.
Poisons & Overdoses Index from AllRefer Health.
Poisons Information Monographs (for advanced students) from IPCS INCHEM - a tool for those concerned with chemical safety and the sound management of chemicals. Produced through cooperation between International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) and Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
Prevention of Poisoning, First Aid, Information Sheets, Bites & Stings from Victorian Poisons Information Centre, Australia.
Protect Your Child from Poisons in Your Home from U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Officer.com: The Source for Law Enforcement and Police. Law enforcement Website. U.S. and Federal Laws, International Laws, Criminal Justice Issues, Computer Laws, Search and Seizure, Prisons, Firearms Laws.
Toronto Police Service: To Serve and Protect. A-Z Index, 9-1-1, Investigative Units, Victim Services, Info for Seniors, Missing Children, Links to Police Services across Canada. Includes FAQ on About the TPS, Careers, Court, Reporting a Crime, Tags and Tickets, Web Site - News Releases, and Professional Standards.
Fingerprint Identification - An Overview. Training Information includes: Fingerprint and Criminal History Training, Taking Legible Fingerprints, FBI Identification Record Request. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS).
Fingerprinting from CyberBee® by Linda C. Joseph and Linda D. Resch. Contents include: History of Fingerprints, Fingerprinting: A Lesson in Classification - Lesson plan for Later Elementary or Middle School, Fingerprinting Identification. Fingerprint Identification is the method of identification using the impressions made by the minute ridge formations or patterns found on the fingertips - an FBI Educational Web Publication, Taking Prints - What are fingerprints? and how to take a fingerprint, Classifying Prints - Arch, Loop, or Whorl, Dusting - Fingerprints at the Crime Scene.
Forensic Science Service to be wound up from BBC News. The government-owned Forensic Science Service, which employs 1,600 people, is to be wound up - closing by 2012.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fingerprints from Onin.com. Latent Print Examination: Fingerprints, Palmprints and Footprints: The Reliability of Fingerprint Identification - A Case Report by Andre A. Moenssens, Douglas Stripp Professor of Law, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Legal Challenges to Fingerprints, What is a Daubert Hearing? and more.
Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). A government agency dedicated to protecting the national security interests of Canada and safeguarding its citizens. Main objective is to investigate and report on threats to the security of Canada while respecting the law and protecting human rights.
FBI. Federal Bureau of Investigation. FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, Wanted by the FBI, Major Investigations, FBI Library, Uniform Crime Reports, Kids and Youth Educational Page: K-5, Grades 6-12, Freedom of Information Act, FAQs About the FBI, and more.
United Kingdom Intelligence Agencies. Links to Central Intelligence Machinery, Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), and others.
Australia data shows gun controls a huge success 20 years after mass shooting by Byron Kaye and Wayne Cole, Sydney. World News, 28 Apr 2016. "Australia on Thursday marked the 20th anniversary of a mass shooting which led to strict gun controls that have in turn led to a huge decline in gun murders, undermining claims in the United States that such curbs are not the answer.
The chances of being murdered by a gun in Australia plunged to 0.15 per 100,000 people in 2014 from 0.54 per 100,000 people in 1996, a decline of 72 percent, a Reuters analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showed."
The Australia Gun Control Fallacy by Varad Mehta, The Federalist, 25 Jun 2015. "When someone says the United States ought to adopt Australia’s gun laws, he is really saying that gun control is worth risking violent insurrection ... Now that we see what is required for an American buyback scheme to work on an Australian scale, we can at last confront the question gun-control advocates never ask, let alone answer: how do you take 60 to 105 million firearms from 105 to 160 million Americans?"
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Includes a multi-part online critique of the D.C. Circuit's recent Parker opinion, the only federal appeals court decision in American history to strike down a gun law as a violation of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
A Case for Gun Control by Jason Gottlieb. Gun violence in America and what can be done.
Fundamentals of Firearm Safety. Firearm and Ammunition Safety from FirearmsID.com. Contents include: 3 Basic General Rules of Safe Gun Handling, Safety Rules Related to the Shooter and His Behavior, Safety Rules Related to Your Target, Safety Rules Related to Your Firearm, Safety Rules Related to Ammunition, Safety Rules Related to Your Firearm's Holster and Ammo Carrier, Miscellaneous Safety Rules (At a range, obey the commands of the range officers, or any individual calling 'cease fire,' at once ... Never climb a tree with a loaded firearm, Never cross a fence with a loaded firearm ...), Safe Gun Storage.
Girl, 9, kills Arizona shooting instructor with Uzi in accident by Brad Poole, Reuters, Yahoo! News, 26 August 2014.
Gun control: Data suggest guns do in fact kill people. From Democracy in America, American politics, The Economist. "It's really not terribly shocking that making it harder to get your hands on machines designed to kill people results in fewer people being killed. But we've worked very hard over the past few decades to convince ourselves otherwise."
GunCite: contro and Second Amendment Issues. Site quotes from two Founding Fathers "that the right to self-defense is a natural right, it cannot be justifiably taken away by any governing body." Includes numerous links to Gun Control related sites.
Gun Control from Just Facts. U.S. Gov Info / Resources including: Gun Control and the Second Amendment - Articles and links on gun control, the Second Amendment, and gun control laws.
Gun Control. Almanac of Policy Issues. Summary: "Congress continues to debate the efficacy and constitutionality of federal regulation of firearms and ammunition. Various federal laws have been enacted since 1934 to promote such regulation..." Background and Analysis. Gun-Related Statistics.
Gun Control. Pros and Cons Information for Gun Control.
Gun control from Wikipedia.
Gun Control - Just Facts. Contents include:
● In 2014, the United States had a population of 319 million people.
● Based on production data from firearm manufacturers, there were roughly 371 million firearms owned by private citizens and domestic law enforcement in the United States in 2014. Of these, about 146 million were handguns.
● According to market research, private citizens accounted for 80% of non-military gun industry revenues in 2012.
● Handguns comprised 52% of all new guns sold to U.S. civilians and law enforcement in 2014, as compared to 35% in 2000.
● Roughly 14,249 murders were committed in the United States during 2014. Of these, about 9,675 or 68% were committed with firearms.
● Based on survey data from the U.S. Department of Justice, roughly 5.9 million violent crimes were committed in the United States during 2014. These include simple/aggravated assaults, robberies, sexual assaults, rapes, and murders. Of these, about 600,000 or 10% were committed by offenders visibly armed with a gun.
● At the 2014 homicide rate, roughly one in every 285 Americans will be murdered in the course of their lives.
● If an FBI background check takes longer than three days, the gun sale is approved by default. This is how Dylann Roof, the killer of nine people at a black church in South Carolina in 2015, was able to buy a gun despite having a police record that included drug possession.
● To undergo a background check, prospective gun buyers are required by federal regulations to present photo-identification issued by a government entity.
● Using fake driver's licenses bearing fictitious names, investigators with the Government Accountability Office had a 100% success rate buying firearms in five states that met the minimum requirements of the federal background check system. A 2001 report of this investigation states that the federal background check system "does not positively identify purchasers of firearms," and thus, people using fake IDs are not flagged by the system.
● "A gun show is an exhibition or gathering where guns, gun parts, ammunition, gun accessories, and literature are displayed, bought, sold, traded, and discussed." Roughly 2,000 to 5,200 gun shows take place in the United States each year.
● In January 1996, Texas's right-to-carry law became effective. The law requires that licensees be at least 21 years of age (or 18 years of age if a member or veteran of the U.S. armed forces), have clean criminal/mental health records, and complete a handgun proficiency course and examination. At the end of 2015, Texas had 937,419 active concealed-carry licensees, constituting roughly 5% of the state's population that is 21 years of age or older. On January 1, 2016, Texas became an open-carry state, permitting licensed handgun owners to openly carry a holstered handgun.
● Firearms are generally classified into three broad types: (1) handguns, (2) rifles, and (3) shotguns. Rifles and shotguns are both considered "long guns."
● A semiautomatic gun is a firearm in which a shell is ejected and the next round of ammunition is loaded automatically from a magazine or clip. The trigger must be pulled for each shot. Semiautomatic guns may be classified as handguns, rifles, or shotguns.
● A machine gun is an automatic gun which, if the trigger is held down, will fire rapidly and continuously. It is not a semi-automatic gun for which the trigger must be pulled for each shot.
Gun Control: Myths and Realities by David Lampo, Cato Institute.
Gun Policy.org. Facts - Compare gun facts by country. Global Impact of Gun Violences.
● United States - Gun Facts, Figures and the Law.
● Canada - Gun Facts, Figures and the Law.
● United Kingdom - Gun Facts, Figures and the Law.
● China - Gun Facts, Figures and the Law.
● Mexico - Gun Facts, Figures and the Law.
● Denmark - Gun Facts, Figures and the Law.
● Germany - Gun Facts, Figures and the Law.
● Japan - Gun Facts, Figures and the Law.
● Venezuela - Gun Facts, Figures and the Law.
Gun politics in the United States from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
List of Pros on Gun Control by David Arnold, eHow Contributor.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns is committed to working toward simple objectives: keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and punishing criminals who use guns. Member Mayors come from across the United States.
Pros and Cons of Gun Control from Buzzle.com.
Pros & Cons of Gun Ownership & Use Laws for Individuals by Deborah White, U.S. Liberals About.com.
Research Paper Topics on Gun Control from eHow.
Should civilian possession of handguns and other non-hunting guns be banned or severely restricted? From BalancedPolitics.org.
U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons. Backgrounder by Jonathan Masters, 12 Jan. 2016. "Why do mass shootings occur more frequently in the United States than other major democracies?
Youth Gun Safety: A Smart Parent's Guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Ammo.com.
Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness from U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Provides current and up-to-date disaster preparedness information. Hazards covered: Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Thunderstorms and Lightning, Winter Storms and Extreme Cold, Extreme Heat, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Landslide and Debris Flows (Mudslide), Tsunamis, Fires, Wildfires, Hazardous Materials Incidents, Household Chemical Emergencies, Nuclear Power Plant, and Terrorism (including Explosion, Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, and Radiological hazards).
Coping with Disaster from FEMA. Disaster survivors information regarding dealing with emotional effects of the event. Understand Disaster Events, Recognize Signs of Disaster-Related Stress, Easing Disaster-Related Stress, Helping Kids Cope with Disaster, A Child's Reaction to Disaster by Age.
Disaster Links from CBS News.
Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Mobility Disabilities from BrainLine. Preparedness - Assessment
Learn about hazards that may impact your community (blizzards, earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, floods, etc.), Don't expect rescue at the height of an emergency: first responders cannot risk their own lives driving into a chemical cloud or against hurricane-force winds. Long before the evacuation order, set aside money and supplies. Evacuation - Fire - the Deadliest Threat, Cautions and Concerns About Evacuation Devices, Areas of Refuge. Sheltering, Ready Kit and Go Bag, Additional Resources.
●Floods: People with Disabilities - Disaster Safety from Flash, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes. People with disabilities often require assistance and additional lead time in order to prepare for a disaster. Site provides some practical tips for those with special needs.
Disasters - Federal Disaster Declarations from U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Emergency Preparedness: Flood Water Safety from Louisiana Department of Health. Topics covered: Fears that filthy water from floods could trigger a health crisis, If you have swallowed some floodwater, If you have been in contact with flood water, Immunizations after exposure to flood water, Flood and Mold Cleanup, Food Safety Resources, Private Water Well Safety.
Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities / Special Needs from Government of Canada. Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities /Special Needs from Emergency Management Ontario.
Emergency Preparedness and Response - Natural Disasters and Severe Weather from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Contents include:
● Extreme Heat
● Floods & FloodSmart.gov
● Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms
● Landslides and Mudslides
● Power Outages
● Winter Weather
Flood Preparedness & Safety Guide from ServicePros Local. Before a Flood, Official Warnings, Build a preparedness kit, Other things to do before a flood, During a flood, Leaving the home, After the flood, Preparing an insurance claim, Cleaning up ... Flood Preparedness for Kids, Flood Preparedness for People With Disability, and Flood Preparedness for Pets, plus useful links.
The Homeowner's Ultimate Guide to Natural Disaster Safety by Redfin Guest Blogger, June 20, 2016, Refin Real Estate. How to prepare for every type of natural disaster. Earthquakes, Floods, Hurricanes, Fires, Wildfires, Winter Storms, Tornadoes, Volcanic Eruptions.
Hurricanes for Kids - Safety Resources, Facts & Projects from HomeAdvisor. 9 Hurricane Facts for Kids, Hurricane Katrina Facts, Hurricane Safety for Kids, Hurricane Projects & Experiments for Kids.
Natural Disasters: A Guide for Emergency Preparation from Ammo.com.
Natural Disasters from Guardian Unlimited, the online version of The Guardian newspaper in UK, covering news about recent natural disasters worldwide.
Preparing for Disasters in Your Hom: What to Buy What to Skip from Retailmenot.com. First Aid Kit, Food, Power, Packing a Go-Bag, Tools, Personal Care Items, Disaster Preparedness for Children, Disaster Preparedness for Seniors or Disabled Individuals, Disaster Preparedness for Pets.
Saving the Whole Family: Disaster Preparedness for Small and Large Animals. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has developed this booklet to help you avoid having to leave your animals stranded in the event of a disaster or an evacuation. Some common hazards include: Flooding, Fires, (structure fires and wild fires), Earthquake, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Other severe weather (windstorms, lightning, hail, blizzards), Man-made disasters (chemical spills, nuclear incidents), Terrorism. It is best to be overly cautious when a disaster advisory or warning has been issued. Preparing ahead of time and acting quickly are the best ways to keep you and your family, including your animals, out of danger. Includes Evacuation and First Aid Kits.
50 Simple Things You Can Do
to Save the Earth
by John Javna, Sophie Javna,
and Jesse Javna
The New 50 Simple Things
Kids Can Do
to Save the Earth
by Sophie Javna
Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) Do Not Contact Service for Do Not Mail, Do Not Call, and/or Do Not Fax Services. See also: Printable No Flyer Signs, Reducing the Amount of Physical "Junk" Mail You Receive by Scott W. Ambler, Dump the Junk Mail Campaign from GreenCalgary.org.
Forest Ethics: Salon -- Stop junk mail for good. Annual greenhouse-gas emissions from the production of junk mail are equal to those of 3.5 million cars. ... each year junk mail production in the U.S. consumes more than 96.7 billion gallons of water and more than 100 million trees, ForestEthics estimates.
Markets Initiative.org. Recycling one ton of newspaper: Saves 17 trees, Saves enough energy to power an average home for 6 months, Eliminates 3 cubic metres of landfill material, Saves 31,780 litres of water, Creates 75% less air pollution, Takes 43% less energy than producing a ton of paper from virgin pulp, Creates 35% less water pollution. (Source: Environment Canada 1992 and PaperCalculator.org 2006).
National Do Not Call List - National DNCL at www.lnnte-dncl.gc.ca. From CRTC (Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission). "If you are a consumer you can choose to reduce the number of telemarketing calls you receive by registering your residential, wireless, fax or VoIP telephone number on the National DNCL. You can also check your registration, find out how to remove your number from the National DNCL, and file a complaint about telemarketing calls."
Reduce.org. How you can reduce trash and conserve resources. How to compost your organics. How to reduce waste at home, at school, at work, when you shop, or when traveling. How to grow a healthy no-waste lawn and garden. How to reduce junk mail. How to reduce toxic chemicals in your home.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Student Center. Here you can learn about your environment and how you can help protect it for the future. Categories: Air, Conservation, Ecosystems, Human Health, In Your Neighborhood, Waste & Recycling, and Water.
Hazardous Waste Fact Sheets from Hazardous Waste Management in B.C.
Hazardous Waste Program from Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
Hazardous Waste Publications from Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Household Hazardous Waste Management - Guide from Brown County, WI. A service provided for Northeast Wisconsin residents. Many products contain hazardous materials. Improper disposal of these products can cause harm to humans and the environment. This guide will help you identify hazardous products around your home.
Safety and Health Topics: Hazardous Waste from U.S. Department of Labor.
Acid Rain from Environment Canada. "Acid deposition is primarily the result of emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) ... Damage caused by acid deposition affects lakes, rivers, forest, soils, fish and wildlife populations and buildings." Acid Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head: Investigating Acid Rain from APES (Pace Ap Environmental Science).
Acid Rain from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Acid Rain. What is acid rain and what causes it? How do we measure acid rain? What are acid rain's effects? How do we reduce acid rain? Science Experiments, Learning Activities, Glossary.
● Acid Rain Educational Resources - Science Experiments.
● Acid Rain Students Site.
● Acid Rain Kids Site
Children of the Coal - China. YouTube video, 22:59 min. Pollution in China causes over a million birth defects annually.
Choking to Death:Health Consequences of Air Pollution in China from the Diplomat. Lu Guang. Free lance photographer who took photos about the human cost of pollution in China. Interview of Photographer Lu Guang.
Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) - A rule that will achieve the largest reduction in air pollution in more than a decade from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). See also Clean Air Act, Six Common Air Pollutants, Ozone, Clean Water Act.
The Green Lane from Environment Canada. Contents include: Air - Acid Rain, Air Pollution, Air Quality, Atmospheric Science, Ozone, Smog, Contaminants, Environmental Protection, Pollution Prevention. Managing and Reducing Waste.
Lead Free Wheels. "On May 17, 2005 the Ecology Center filed a previous citizens petition ... asking EPA to develop rules which would ban the sale of lead wheel weights in the U.S." What Is the Problem With Lead Wheel Balancing? "Dr. Root's findings indicate that this lead is rapidly abraded into fine dust particles ... These conversions make lead more soluble, and increase the risk that lead will contaminate surface, groundwater, and drinking water supplies." National Lead Free Wheel Weight Initiative (NLFWWI) encourages the transition from the use of lead for wheel weights to lead-free alternatives.
Pesticides and Water Quality from Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California. Find out how pesticides applied in your home and landscape affect our creeks, lakes, and rivers.
Pollution Watch from The Guardian. See also Environment - Pollution.
America's Most Wanted Criminals. Find out where sex offenders are located, review information on missing persons, and look at the most wanted criminals by organization.
The Crime Library from Crime Museum. True stories of famous crimes. Categories covered: Classic Crime Stories, Gangsters, Outlaws and G-men, Terrorists, Spies and Assasins, The Best Crime Fiction, plus New Crime News updated daily.
Crime Stoppers: Ottawa: National Capital Area Crime Stoppers. Ottawa area: crimestoppers.ca or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) to submit a tip.
Crimes Against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. Facts and statistics about crimes against children in the United States. Topics include: Bullying, Exposure to Domestic Violence, Homicide, General Child Victimization, Impacts of Child Vicimization, Internet, Juvenile Prostitution, Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire (JVQ), Kidnapping, Missing Children, Physical Abuse, Polyvictimization (multiple victimizations of one child), Prevention, Privacy, Sexual Abuse, Statistics, Trends in Child Victimization.
Criminal Justice Links from Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary.
● Indian County Criminal Justice Links from Indian Country Criminal Jurisdiction.
● Criminal Justice Links by Tom Ross.
● Criminal Justice Links Annotated from World Criminal Justice Library Network (WCJLN). Site provides links of criminal justice agencies, institutes, or organizations of each country. International, Africa, Asia, Europe, and alphabetically by country from Afghanistan to Yemen.
Criminal Justice Web Links. Criminal Justice Resources from Point Park University Library.
The Cybrary's Top 100 Criminal Justice Sites on the Web from Prentice Hall.
Megan's Law from Wikipedia.
● California Megan's Law Website. Summary of Megan's Law - California's Megan's Law was enacted in 1996 Penal Code Article 290.46. It mandates the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) to notify the public about specified registered sex offenders. Megan's Law also authorizes local law enforcement agencies to notify the public about sex offender registrants found to be posing a risk to public safety. Megan's Law is named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, who was raped and killed by a known child molester who had moved across the street from the family without their knowledge."
● Megan's Law in Vancouver by Rebecca Chaster, Antony Kwok and Michael More, Copyright, UBC Geographical Biogeosciences 479, 2010. A Spatial Analysis of Sex Offender Restrictions in Residential Areas.
"Although Canada has yet to enact any such legislation (beyond a confidential central registry of all convicted sex offenders), we were interested in examining how such geographic restrictions might hypothetically apply in Vancouver. Many studies have been conducted in the United States on the 'no-live' zones proposed by much of sex offender legislature, showing that such restrictions often create exclusion areas making it difficult (if not impossible) for sex offenders to find housing. Due to the overlapping nature of these exclusionary zones, in many cities the only acceptable sites for sex offender residency is in high-crime neighborhoods or commercial zones."
● Megan's Law Website from Pennsylvania State Police.
Organized Crime: Transnational Organized Crime(TOC) from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Countering Transnational Organized Crime, Glossary of Terms. Inside Crime Groups: Italian Organized Crime / Mafia, Eurasian Criminal Enterprises, Asian Criminal Enterprises, African Criminal Enterprises, Sports Bribery Program. See also FBI's Ten Most Wanted, Ten Most Wanted History Pictures, and Ten Most Wanted Fugitives FAQ.
See also 341.7 Copyright, Cyberspace law, Cyberlaw and Anti-Virus
7 Tips for Avoiding Counterfeit Items Online from ScamBusters.org. Site also includes: Online Auctions: Deal or Steal? SCAM: The Nigerian Advance Fee Scheme, and Credit Card Fraud.
AVG Free Advisor. Free antivirus and anti-spyware downloads, free version of Grisoft's anti-virus programs, for personal use with Windows or Linux.
Chain Letters by Donald Watrous of Rutgers University. What are chain letters? Why can't chain letters work? A brief analysis of the Dave Rhodes chain letter, plus links to further reading.
● Break the Chain - BreakTheChain.org - Stop Junk E-mail and Misinformation. The first step to reducing the amount of junk out there is to stop sending it yourself. The more junk you send, the more you will get.
● How dangerous can chain letters be? From BullGuard ... nowadays, a chain letter may take the form of an e-mail, an instant message, a posting on a friend's social network profile or a text message. If you learn how to recognize them and what threats they pose, you can go a long way in protecting your internet security, both at home or while mobile. What does a chain letter look like? 5 internet security threats and privacy threats posed by chain letters. How to avoid these internet security threats and keep yourself, your kids and your friends safe.
Cybercitizenship.org. The Cybercitizen Awareness Program educates children and young adults on the danger and consequences of cyber crime. Topics: What is Cyber Ethics? What is Cyber Crime? Teaching Cyber Ethics. Understanding the Internet, and Just for Kids.
Museum of Hoaxes: The Hoax Photo Database. 1840-1900 | 1900-1919 | 1920-1939 | 1940-1959 | 1960-1979 | 1980-1999 | 2000-2004 | 2005-Present. Includes Famous Hoaxes Throughout History, Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time, Hoax Photo Gallery, and more.
Virus Hoaxes and Netlore. A site designed to debunk e-mail hoaxes. Contents include: Virus Hoaxes Chain Letters, Fear Mongering, Real Virus Update & Advice, Potential Effects of Forwarding Email, and more.
100 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft from Elite Personal Finance. Other Identity Theft articles include:
How to Recover from Identity Theft: The Complete Guide
How to Avoid Tax Identity Theft, Credit Freeze Laws by State
Identity Theft Victim Rights Handbook
10 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft (Infographic)
Business Identity Theft
6 Tips for Veterans to Prevent Identity Theft
What is a Credit Freeze?
What is a Fraud Alert?
Types of Identity Theft
Celebrity Identity Theft
Types of Social Engineering Identity Theft and How They Work
Criminal Identity Theft
How Does Identity Theft Affect Your Credit Score?
What Is Phishing?
What Is Synthetic Identity Theft and How to Prevent It
How to Protect Your Social Security Number from Identity Theft
Vishing Scams Attacks
SMiShing Scam Is Real
6 Crazy but Obvious Ways Your Identity Can Get Stolen
4 Tips to Prevent and Avoid Identity Theft on Social Networks
● Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
● Fraud Types: Telemarketing scams, Online scams, Email and text message scams, Identity theft, Business scams, Mail scams.
● 6 Tips to Prevent Fraud and Identity Theft for Your Kids by Laura Adams, Guest Contributor, H&R Block, 25 Sep 2015.
● 7 ways to avoid getting counterfeit money by Jacob Pucci, Syracuse.com.
● 8 Tips for How Seniors Can Protect Themselves from Money Scams from National Council on Aging.
● 9 steps to protect against credit card fraud now from Consumer Reports, 23 Sep 2014.
● 9 Ways to Prevent Fraud from Canadian Bankers Association (CBA), 1 July 2016.
● 11 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft While Traveling from Independent Traveler.
● 16 Tips for avoiding online fraud and identity theft from Norton by Symantec, 29 June 2012.
● Fraud Prevention Tips Everybody Should Know (But Doesn't) by Ori Eisen, 41st Parameter, Business Insider, 20 Mar 2012.
● What's risky behaviour on social media? Learn the don'ts of social networking. What is safe behaviour on social networks?
● Mobile Money vs. Mobile Security. 5 mobile security practices to use mobile money safely. How to prevent crooks from stealing your mobile money?
● Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction Scams.
● Credit Card Fraud Alert - 4 Crazy New Credit Card Scams and Protection from Becoming a Victim from MoneyCrashers.
● "Tap to Pay" Card Security - An FAQ.
● Debit Card Fraud from Canadian Bankers Association (CBA).
● Get Scam Smart from CARP.
● Investment Scams: Binary Options
● Intellectual Fraud. Deceptive Marketing of Counterfeit Goods - 'Project Chargeback'. Fraudsters have become proficient in producing websites that have the same look and feel as the legitimate manufacturer.
● iTunes Scams. If you are asked to pay for any service or product with an iTunes gift card, don't do it, it's a scam.
● Tax Scams. Fraudsters impersonate the real Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) by telephone or by email.
● Romance Scams.
● W5 investigates scams that prey on those seeking online romance.
● How to Avoid an Online Romance Scam.
● Faking it - scammers' tricks to steal your heart and money by Aditi Jhaveri, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC.
● Tips for Choosing Secure PINs and Passwords.
● How to Bank Safely Online.
● How to Detect Counterfeit Money: 8 Ways to Tell if a Bill is Fake by Jason Rueger, Fit Small Business.
● Counterfeit Prevention from Bank of Canada.
● How to Detect Counterfeit US Money from wikiHow. Four Methods: Judging by Touch, Judging by Sight, Examining Security Features, Handling Counterfeit Money Correctly.
● How to protect yourself from check fraud by John Egan, Bankrate.
● Frauds and Scams from Halton Regional Police Service. Home Improvement, Apartment Buildings/Rental Units, Contracts, Phoney Bank Inspector, Debit Card Fraud, Credit Card Fraud, Internet Over-Payment Fraud, Lottery Scams, How Criminals Get Your Information, Brochures and Factsheets on Safety and Security.
● Vishing and smishing: The rise of social engineering fraud by Marie Keyworth, Business reporter, BBC World Service.
● Protect yourself against Real Estate Fraud from Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO).
● Fighting Real Estate Fraud from Law Society of Upper Canada.
● Top 6 real estate scams - and how to avoid them by Christopher Myrick, The Globe and Mail.
● Emergency or "Grandparent" Scam from RBC.
● What is malware and how can we prevent it? From PC Tools, by Symantec.
● 10 Warning Signs that Your Computer is Malware-Infected from Heimdal Security.
● WiFi Hotspot Scam from Canadian Bankers Association (CBA).
● E-mail Fraud/Phishing from Canadian Bankers Association (CBA).
● E-mail Fraud/Phishing from Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
● Protect While You Connect - How to Stay Safe Online from Get Cyber Safe, Government of Canada.
● 10 Tips to Stay Safe Online by Robert Siciliano, McAfee.
ID Theft: Has some clown taken over your good name? from The Police Notebook. Contents include: Introduction to Identity Theft, Preventing Identity Theft, Internet Scams, Identity Theft Resources, News - Recent Legislation in the United States, and more.
Identity Theft. How Not to Get Hooked by a Phishing Scam, Fraud Hotline: 1-800-876-7060, Mon.-Fri. 9-5, EST.
Identity Theft and Identity Fraud from Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
Identity Theft: What It Is, How It Happens & the Best Protection by Odysseas Papadimitriou, WalletHub CEO, Nov 29, 2016. How Common Is Identity Theft? How Does Identity Theft Happen? Identity Theft Protection. What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen. Ask The Experts: Tips and Future Outlook. Bottom Line: Identity theft and fraud are terrifying prospects for consumers, as they can lead to financial losses and credit score damage. However, these types of crime are far less common than you might think, and you can further reduce the likelihood of falling victim to them by taking a few commonsense measures to protect your personal information.
National Fraud Information Center. To Call from Canada or the United States, including Puerto Rico, use the toll free number: 1-800-876-7060. Topics covered: Telemarketing Fraud, Internet Fraud, Scams against Businesses, Fraud against the Elderly, How to Report Fraud and Ask Questions, Fraud Alerts, Links, and more.
Protect Yourself from the Three Biggest Types of Homebuyer Fraud by Redfin Guest Blogger, 28 Oct 2016.
Scams and Fraud from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Identity Theft and Identity Fraud, Payment Card Fraud (Debit Card Fraud, Credit Card Fraud), E-Mail Fraud / Phishing, Mass Marketing Fraud (Charitable donations, Advance Fee Fraud, Prize Pitch (Lottery), West-African letter, Telemarketing Fraud), Internet-related Fraud (Email Fraud / Phishing, Advance Fee Fraud, Online Shopping, Technological Crime [Cyber Security Tips]), Investment and Securities Fraud (Counterfeit), Counterfeit Currency.
Capital Punishment: All Points of View on the Death Penalty from Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance.
CACP - Catholics Against Capital Punishment. Frequently asked questions about the Catholic Church and the death penalty.
Death Penalty: The Ultimate Denial of Human Rights from Amnesty International.
Death Penalty Information Center. Includes searchable Execution Database (United States), Crimes Punishable by the Death Penalty by State, and more.
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Stuart Mill: Overview from Internet Encyclopedia of Philosopy. John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) includes Utilitarianism and On Liberty. Speech In Favor of Capital Punishment by John Stuart Mill.
3 things that will drive your life insurance premiums through the roof by Les Christie, CNNMoney.
6 Ways to Capture the Cash Value in Life Insurance by Amy Bell, Investopedia.
Anonymous Life Insurance Quotes - Canada. Request a free, instant, anonymous, online life insurance quote. Anonymous quotes also available for Americans at Anonymous Life Insurance Quote - USA.
Auto Insurance Learning Center from Esurance. FAQs, Auto Insurance Glossary, Interactive Auto Insurance Coverage Counselor, and Esurance Insights.
Auto Insurance Quotes Canada from Kanetix.ca - Compare car insurance rates online. Include: Canadian Insurance Directory, Critical Illness Insurance Quotes, Term Life Insurance Canada, Motorcycle Insurance Quotes, Home Insurance, House Insurance, Property Insurance Quotes, Travel Insurance Quotes.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) - Health Insurance Information. List of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies. See also: How to Spot Health Fraud from FDA Consumer magazine.
Canadian Banks - Insurance: Note: Read and understand ALL fine print before signing anything!
• BMO - Bank of Montreal Insurance Solutions. Life Insurance, Mortgage Insurance, Loans and Lines of Credit Insurance, Mosaik MasterCard Balance Insurance, Accident and Illness Insurance, Travel Insurance.
• HSBC. Creditor Insurance - Mortgage Insurance, Line of Credit Insurance, Personal Loan Insurance, Travel Insurance.
• RBC Insurance (Royal Bank of Canada). Property Insurance, Auto Insurance, Life & Health Insurance, Travel Insurance, Loan & Mortgage Protection, Credit Card Insurance.
• TD Canada Trust - Products & Services - Insurance. Free Online Quotes. Auto Insurance Quote, Term Life Insurance Quote, Home Insurance Quote, Critical Illness Insurance: Survivor's Financial Plan, Motorcycle Insurance Quote, Travel Medical Insurance Quote.
Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA): Consumer Assistance Centre (CAC). CAC provides information about industry practices, life and health insurance companies, and their products; assists family members to locate lost policies of a recently deceased, and more. Call toll free: 1-800-268-8099. In Toronto: 416-777-2344. Contact info. Contact the Ombudservice for Life & Health Insurance, Offices in Toronto, Ottawa, or Montreal.
CLUE and You: How Insurers Size You Up from Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, Nonprofit Consumer Information & Advocacy Organization. Claims you file can appear in a database called CLUE (Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange). Your insurance "score," which is largely based on your credit rating, can determine how much you pay for homeowner's or automobile insurance. The CLUE report and the insurance scoring system are tools insurers use to decide your risk profile, i.e. how likely you are to file a claim against your policy.
C.L.U.E. Reports - In Compliance with FACT Act. ChoiceTrust.com provides free C.L.U.E.® Personal Property Report providing a five year history of losses associated with an individual and his/her personal property; and free C.L.U.E.® Auto Report providing a five year history of automobile insurance losses associated with an individual. Must open a ChoiceTrust account to order free reports.
The History of Insurance from FindLocalInsurance.com. In 2100 BC, traders in Babylonia assumed the risks of the caravan trade through loans that were repaid after the goods had arrived safely. The Romans used burial clubs as a form of life insurance, providing funeral expenses for members and payments for survivors.
Home Insurance Claims - Four Traps and How to Deal with Them. Posted by InsurEye under Ask the Pros, Guest Posts, Zoocasa.com, 29 Mar 2017.
Insurance 101 from Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). How to Buy Insurance, Buyer Beware - Read your policy carefully, How Insurance works, How Premiums Are Calculated, Insurance Myths, Insurance Premium Allocation, Re-Insurance.
● 11 Car Insurance Myths Debunked from InsuranceHotline, updated September 24, 2015.
QuickQuote. Get a quote online for Life Insurance (Term Life, Final Expense Life), Auto Insurance (Automobile), and Health Insurance (Individual Health, Small Group Health, Dental/Vision, Medicare Supplement, Short Term Health, and Travel Health). U.S. only. For more information, estimators and calculators, media presentations, and articles on life, health and auto insurance, visit the Resource and Information Centers.
Quoteserv.com. Get Quotes online for Auto Insurance, Health Insurance, Home Insurance, Life Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, Renters Insurance, Boat Insurance, as well as Financial Services, Home Equity Loan, Debt Consolidation, Personal Loans, Home Mortgage, and Refinancing. U.S. residents only. Site provides a handy Amortization Calculator for loans.
Scouting from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Council. Fact Sheets - Scouting programs, awards, history, practices, and more.
Girl Guides of Canada. History, Mission, Vision, Values, Promise & Law, Girl Guide Cookies.
Girl Scouts. Who We Are: Girl Scout History. See also: History of Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts-Lone Star Council. Girl Scouts: Building Confidence, Courage & Character, providing Girl Scouting opportunities to girls, ages 5-17, in 19 counties in Central Texas.