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The 50 Most Influential Jews of the Current Era

The 50 Most Influential Jews of the Current Era

Influential people come in all shapes and sizes in all generations throughout history. Such people can be grouped together by shared affiliations and backgrounds, for whatever purposes people are drawn to make lists. This list offers some interesting biographical tidbits about 50 people of Jewish...

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What Does Rbst Free Mean?

Many commercial dairies make use of a special hormone called “Recombinant bovine somatotropin” which is often abbreviated  to rBST or BST. This hormone is known to increase the amount of milk production.  The use of rBST is controversial and has elicited a lot of reactions from both animal rights...

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What Was the Marshall Plan?

The Marshall Plan, which is also known as the European Recovery Plan, was a plan enacted by the United States after the end of World War II in 1947. The aim of the plan was to help in the rebuilding efforts in Europe, which was devastated by the war. The proponent of the plan was George Marshall,...

The 14 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits Filed by the RIAA and the MPAA

The 14 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits Filed by the RIAA and the MPAA

Nine years ago the RIAA won a groundbreaking suit against Napster.com in what would become the beginning of a nearly decade-long flood of litigation. The incident seemed to be a tipping point for the Entertainment Industry, as both the RIAA and MPAA up until then had enjoyed little success in...

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Police in Athens Use Tear Gas on Teens

Police in Athens, Greece used tear gas on a small group of teens as demonstrators marched through Greece. The strike grounded flights, "disrupted services" and even had Greek youths hurling rocks into crowds of demonstrators. Authorities shot back with teargas to thwart the stone throwing. The...

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EU Committee to Examine Horsepower Caps on Motorcycles

Despite the defeat of earlier proposed bans, the EU is once again considering a ban on motorcycles producing more than 100 horsepower. Currently, France is the only EU member with a 100 horsepower limit on motorcycles sold in country. Other EU countries have a stepped rider education system that...

20 Best James Monroe Quotes

20 Best James Monroe Quotes

James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States and considered the last Founding Father of America from the Virginia Dynasty and Republican generation. Monroe was born on April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Spence Monroe, a planter and carpenter, and Elizabeth Jones, an...

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10 Interesting Facts About Tennessee

Tennessee is a state with a very rich history and vast resources. Not only is Tennessee home to mountain ranges, lakes and plateaus put it is also often credited as the birthplace of country music and several well known historical figures. Below we've listed ten interesting facts about the state of Tennessee.

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What Was the Iron Curtain?

The Iron Curtain is a term that has been employed as a way of describing the boundary that basically separate the countries that are part of the Warsaw Pact and those that are part of NATO (North Atlantic Treat Organization). The Iron Curtain was basically in existence from 1945 up until 1991 when...

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What Is a Central Bank?

A central bank is a government institution that is tasked with regulating a country’s money supply, issuing the country’s currency, and controlling the country’s interest rates. The central bank can be called different names, such as, reserve bank and monetary authority. The central bank also...