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NEFA Helps The Maine Arts Commision Present a Work Shop On Intellectual Property Rights

In the News- Or Should Be               Tweet This: Maine Arts Commission sponsors The National Endowment for The Arts is an early model for a government "instrumentality" which transfers taxpayer wealth to special interests. The federal funds made available through the National Endowment for the Arts generated the creation of state art bureaucracies across the nation, serving as redistribution centers for NEA funds and other capital resources.  The NewEngland Foundation for the Arts is a regional non-governmental organization that has a draw on a larger pool of wealth than any of of the individual New England states. It is a given that laws governing private sector and government sector are not identical, accounting for the growing popularity of "private public relationships", which when left unexamined for long periods of time, encourage an "identity fluidity", advantageous to both sides of the partnership. The state art bur

Second Generational Blues

This is our personal story told in a way that it hasn't been told before and of course it is not just personal because everything is everything. None the less I wasn't sure what to do with it, so I posted it on my blog called Sitting On A Log, which was the first blog I ever created but has been mostly dormant for years until now. I envisioned Sitting On A Log as a blog that allows for the free flow of though that occurs when one goes for a walk in the woods and sit on a log in the middle of the forest and think about anything and everything. This link also discusses the development of ideas for a new crowd-funding project, which we need to succeed this time. To that end, I am trying to plan a better marketing strategy in advance and looking for evangelists to help with promotion.   Second Generational Blues

Lepage's Sudden Concern For Main Street As he Signs Unconstitutional Internet Sales Tax Law

This is a link to an article about the federal unconstitutionality of Governor Lepage's internet tax law by Brian Daugherty  describing the way it affects the income of ordinary Maine people. Why Maine’s New Internet Tax is Bad For Business Michelle Anderson from Millinocket, Maine, has been an Amazon affiliate for close to 12 years.  On Thursday she received a letter from the Amazon Associates Program explaining why she will no longer be welcome to participate and why she will be losing over 20% of her yearly income. “ We’re writing from the Amazon Associates Program to notify you that your Associates account will be closed and your Amazon Services LLC Associates Program Operating Agreement will be terminated effective October 6, 2013. This is a direct result of the unconstitutional Maine state tax collection legislation passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor LePage on June 5, 2013, with an effective date of October 9, 2013.” For more th

Those who Benefit from the Closure of St Andrews Are Those Who Benefit From Relocating Boothbay's Retirement Community

Tweet this : The Boothbay Peninsula's Emergency Room will close its doors on October 1st. When the decision was first announced in the Boothbay Register it was stated that it was not a decision based on money. If memory serves me right, a claim was made that it was about quality of service. Since then the story has been perpetuated by some that St Andrews was not making a profit, with others claiming that it is profitable. I asked the opinion of someone familiar with the inner circle. He claimed that the appearance that St Andrews did not make a profit was created by the way that medicare presents bills. I believe he said it was in the year 2007 that all the books had been closed when after that fact medicare presented a sizable bill. This gave the appearance that St Andrews was not making a profit but that since then the hospital had caught up on those payments.This is a reasonable explanation for a controversy over whether the hospital is or is not prof

University of Maine's New "Confucius Institute" Creates Global Partnership with Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, China

The University of Maine, which already sponsors a course in Marxist and Socialist Studies which can be taken as a minor along with any major is now using taxpayer dollars to create a new institute handily called the Confucius Institute , as if it were about ancient Chinese wisdom, which may be partly true but also significant is that it is in partnership with the new fundamentally transformed China and Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China which includes such departments as The Global Institute of Management And Economics . USM Confucius Institute USM is partnering with Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China to host Maine’s first Confucius Institute (CI). From the website of the UniversityOf Souther Maine, Confusius Institute Contemporary China with it's polluted lands and its plans to relocate millions of the rural populous in order to create a home grown consumers market has very little resemblance to the philosophy of C

Transference of Wealth from Corporate Welfare to General Welfare

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State Capitalism VS Crowd Funding

I am not a professional journalist or researcher. I work independently as an avocation rather than a vocation in part because I feel that allows me to retain my freedom in expressing what I have to say. For instance "incentives" and "bribes" mean the same thing in the way that they are being implemented by the state but If I were employed by another organization I might be encouraged to use the word "incentive" instead of "bribe", but to my point of view "bribe" is closer to the truth than "incentive" which rings as though there were a fair exchange involved. In the case of usage by Maine State Inc- there is no fair exchange involved. The only thing the taxpayers are getting in exchange for the transference of their hard earned dollars is rhetoric about job creation but if the article in Bangor Daily News by the Center for Public Interest Reporting points out anything, it points out that there is no evidence that jobs are be