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My story on The University of Main eis Hot Off The Press on Medium My article titled How The Morrill Act gave birth to Public Ownership of Private Intellectual Property in the USA.makes the "Hot off the Press" section of Medium's Dialogue * Discourse. This is a history which begins with a  Morrill Land Grant from the federal government which caused controversy because the federal policy of free higher education conflicted with"The New England Idea" “The New England Idea” embodied the belief that the individual rather than the state pays for the cost of higher education and professional training. I followed history through books and legislative records and enacted statutes, to the transformation of the New England Idea into the Communist Idea regarding  intellectual property rights, entrenched at The University of Maine . I know of the intellectual property rights policy implemented by the University of Maine. a land grant college, given birt

How Are We Doing with Free Speech in the USA?

How “The New England Idea” became “ the Communist Idea” ” at the University of Maine   "The Communist Idea" being that authors do not own the rights to their intellectual creations Clement Clay Photo Attribution Mathew Brady [Public domain] I recently published this history of the University of Maine on Medium , selecting the same publication that published my story on IDEXX,Dialogue and DiscIourse.   When i posted my recent stories, I used the drop down menu but I did not get the confirmation that either story had been submitted to the publication, instead they are published outside of a publication where they receive minimal exposure. This is nothing new in my experience. Note : 12 15 2019 Since I published this, I have discovered that the corruption of my publishing function, may be due to having registered under same name twice. This is not yet confirmed, but in the meantime, I have deleted the University of Maine post so that I can resubmit it. Lic

IDEXX Becomes First Corporation to Exploit Maine’s Global Corporate Welfare Act

IDEXX Becomes First Corporation to Exploit Maine’s Global Corporate Welfare Act I am now publishing on Medium, a place where over 10000 writers from around the world contribute, and where there are many publications to which one can submit one's work, or create one's own publication. Readers can follow writers and publications. By so doing one creates a personally curated network  displayed in a section on Medium's home page, There is original writing on every topic, from cooking to quantum physics. Many well known magazines are on Medium, At five dollars a month it is a good bang for the buck. I have been accepted as a writer for three publications to date, The Start Up  is the most active Media publication, Be Unique , which is a smaller and growing publication, and Dialogue & Discourse , my favorite Media publication, thus far. As I joined Medium was undergoing a policy change whereby writer compensation is no longer built on applause, but on th

It Takes Hatching Many Butterflies to Diversify an Economy- Part Two!

Broken Platter.The Owl and the Pussy Cat by Brenda Andersen circa 1960's Part One A Call to Action! I first began  blogging about political matters  because I observed that there was a missing diversity of reporting and opinion in the Maine media. My purpose in writing my own blog is to create an alternative voice. I have likewise found this to be true in terms of access to economic development support in the Boothbay Region despite the existence of organizations which call themselves economic development councils and resources. The economic development council is as unapproachable as the Boothbay Planning Board, which despite language found in T itle Thirty of the Maine Statutes  stating that the public "shall" have a hearing in regards to town planning, inclusive of comments submitted in writing, the Boothbay Planning Board  does not provide contact information on the town website , also true for the Joint Economic Development Planning Council. When I appro

Deconstructing Centralization Requires So Many Butterflies!

One of a Kind Bowl by Weston Neil Andersen Early Fifties or Late Forties . The bowl appears to be thrown suggesting that Weston may have created it when he was in Ohio. It is decorated in a wonderfully organic abstract pattern, identifying the decorator as Weston, rather than Brenda. The white rim on the outside of the bowl is uneven giving the work a humanistic appeal .The pattern is intuitive taking on a resemblance to a hieroglyphic alphabet arising from the personal sub conscience of the creator. Story narrated by Susan Mackenzie Andersen Introduction Andersen Design is not only the products which we make, we are also a brand. Brands become characters in our collective drama. The persona played out by the Andersen Design brand in the national and global drama is that of natural American individualism. free enterprise, and microeconomics. These traits are written into our history but what does that mean in today's world ? and why does it matter if the Andersen Desi