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Business & Money
by MBodnarczuk
7 years ago
Why Transforming the DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex Is So Difficult (Part I)

The National Research Council's (NRC) February 2012 report on Managing for High-Quality Science and Engineering at the NNSA National Security Laboratories is the latest in a series of studies that lament the state of science and engineering (S&E) and the management of S&E in the Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Weapons Complex. To date, the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) vision for transforming the Nuclear Weapons Complex has focused on site closures, consolidating foot prints, and more recently the consolidation of Management and Operating (M&O) contracts at facilities like the Y-12 National Security Complex, Pantex, and the Savannah River Tritium Operations. This is the first in a series of articles that argues that NNSA's vision of transformation should be broadened to include organizational transformation.

History
by egdcltd
4 years ago
Margaret Jones: Massachusetts' First Witch Executed before the Salem Hysteria

Some years before the mass hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials (in the late 17th Century) one hapless woman, working as a midwife and healer, was put to death for witchcraft.  Hers was the second execution of its type in the New World and the first in the Massachusetts Colony.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
6 years ago
Timothy John Evans & The Serial Murders of 10 Rillington Place

John Reginald Halliday Christie had killed two women in the early 1940s, burying their remains in his back yard. He got lucky in late 1949 when murdering the wife and infant daughter of a mildly retarded man, Tim Evans. He managed to manipulate Evans into confessing to the killings (though Evans hadn't committed them). Christie was never a suspect-as a former Special Constable he was believed beyond reproach. Tim Evans was convicted and executed for serial killer Christie's crimes.

Lifestyle
by yaworsk
9 years ago
Common Criminology Definitions

Below are some common criminological definitions from my University days. These are by no means exhaustive but should give you a good starting point for common subjects / themes in criminology. Eugenics is a concept...

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
6 years ago
Charlotte Corday's Web of Intrigue

Perhaps history's only sympathetic assassin, Charlotte Corday was a beautiful young French woman fired by a desire to end the madness of The French Revolution's Reign of Terror. She managed to gain access to Jean-Paul Marat, a leprous tyrant responsible for the deaths of thousands by the guillotine. She stabbed him to death in his bath, an image fancifully immortalized in a painting by French artist, Jacques Louis David.

Health
by Yindee
6 years ago
Brain fog, Parkinson's, ADD, dementia and why the brain fails to deliver messages

The brain delivers signals via a complex system of both electrical and chemical transmissions. When a message does not reach the target receptor it results in mental fog and physical chaos. Find out why this affects psychiatric disorders and diseases that relate to brain damage.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
Following the Footsteps of Hamelin's Pied Piper

The familiar story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin is considered merely a fairy tale by many. However, as with most fairy tales there may be a factual basis behind the fanciful legend.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Beautiful Cigar Girl Murder Mystery

The unsolved murder of The Beautiful Cigar Girl, Mary Rogers, caught the fancy of macabre short story author, Edgar Allan Poe. He wrote a tale based on her murder that he thought might help catch her killer.

Entertainment
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Carmilla: Le Fanu's Vampiress Before Dracula

Before Dracula was even a glint in Bram Stoker's eye, the erotically-charged Gothic vampiress Carmilla debuted in a novella in 1872.

Lifestyle
by Marlando
4 years ago
Cops and the Law: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Cops and the Law: The Good Bad and Ugly is an article you should read if you are one who thinks about the aspects of society that can and should be changed. You may be shocked, you may not be but you will probably see life a little differently.

History
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Wild Western Women: Calamity Jane

Martha Jane Cannary, better known as Calamity Jane, was perhaps the West's best known female colorful character. During the course of her life she worked as a prostitute, an Indian scout, and performed in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. The legend she left behind includes many exaggerations and outright lies; sorting fact from fiction in the life of Calamity Jane is difficult.

Lifestyle
by Marlando
7 years ago
The Bizarre, the Wicked and the downright Crazy

The Bazaar, the Wicked and the Downright Crazy is an unexpected journey into human action--it is "our" story as a species, as a people and as individuals. If you are a thinker, you will probably relish in this piece as it is a little bazaar, a little wicked and maybe even a little crazy in and of itself. Yet, it finds it way into the promising and positive. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
6 years ago
A Rose by another Name: The Tokyo Rose Story

Tokyo Rose was an appellation thrown out by Allied servicemen during WWII in reference to English-speaking women broadcasting propaganda from Japan.  Tokyo Rose was not a real woman; but one real woman was accused of, and went to prison for, allegedly being this fictional woman.  Her name was Iva Ikuko Toguri d'Aquino.  

History
by crin
6 years ago
Was Dracula A Monster?

At the beginning of the seventies, I was working as a tour guide in Romania, for the only agency which was state-owned. It was a lot of fun, however at times there was a lot of work, and not enough hours to rest, but overall, it was not a bad experience. Here are some stories related to a tour whose main character was... Dracula

History
by egdcltd
6 years ago
Hitler's Best Gal, Eva Braun

In strange male-female pairings one may ask what a certain woman might see in a certain man, believed to be not in the same league as the woman.  Eva Braun's relationship with Adolf Hitler, perhaps history's most reviled man, was one such "Beauty & the Beast"-style relationship.   

Entertainment
by Marlando
6 years ago
Patsy Cline: In Loving Memory

Patsy Cline is a must read for any fan--it is a trip down memory lane and a picture gallery of nostalgic country stars of the past. If you are a music lover, you will probably truly love this piece. It is all about one of the most admired, remembered and cherished American singers to ever record a song and you'll be able to hear her too! 

History
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Bad Man of the "Bounty" Mutiny, Fletcher Christian

History and pop culture can be at odds many times with respect to an event or a certain historic figure.  The name "Bligh" conjures up images of an abusive, megalomaniac British naval captain of the "Mutiny on the Bounty" infamy.  However, it was not Bligh, the commanding officer of "HMS Bounty", who was the wrongdoer in the events leading to the well-known mutiny.  It was the spoiled dilettante, Fletcher Christian, who was the true villain of the "Bounty" Mutiny.

History
by Marlando
7 years ago
Civilization: A Short Unexpected Journey through a Past of Religions

Civilization: A Short Unexpected Journey through a Religious Past is an article I believe will captivate the thinker--not because I have written it so well but because of the subject matter itself--Certainly if you are a member of one of the 3-big world religions, you will discover this article to be thought-prevoking if nothing else. It is after all your history and your future.

History
by Marlando
7 years ago
Georgia O'Keeffe: A Fresh Look

A Fresh Look at Gerogia O'Keeffe is a delving into the artist's life in order to delve into her masterful art. As an ex-art reviewer I can say that most art can be understood by looking at the canvas, paper or board it has been painted on.Not true with Georgia O'Keeffe--to understand her art one mucst first understand the woman--I've attempted to make this possible in this article. If you're an art lover, you ought to like this piece. I do--not because I wrote it but because it is about a most amazing human being.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 years ago
America's First Female Serial Killer

Belle Gunness, a pig-farming black widow, worked lonely suitors for money and their assets. She disappeared under mysterious circumstances but not before killing at least a few dozen people and disposing of their remains on her farm.

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