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  1. -06-07-06 Barriers to Adoption in Iraq (MSNBC News)
      "So many viewers have written wanting to open their homes and offer Iraqi children new lives. Unfortunately, Iraqi lawyers, international child care agencies, officials at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. State Department in Washington all tell us adoption is not possible." 06-06

  2. Adoption Resources (AdoptionNetwork)
      Provides information for birth parents, adoptees, and parents.

  3. Single Parenting Resources (
      Provides more than a dozen articles. 03-06

  4. Characteristics of Successful Single Parenting (
      Describes characteristics of single parents doing well. 03-06

  5. Single Parents and Academic Achievement (
      "Although growing up in a single-parent family is frequently viewed as a risk factor for a child, single-parent families are now fairly common. Of children born since 1984, more than 60% will spend an average of 5 years of their childhood in a single-parent family.... Moreover, 30% of all children in the United States spend their entire lives with single parents [6]. Many people have questions about the influence of single-parent families on a child's academic achievement and the ways single parents can help their children succeed in school."

      "Studies that consider the influence of both family configuration and income find that there is little difference in the academic performance of children from two-parent and single-parent homes when family income is equal...." 03-06

  6. Ten Tips for Single Dads (
      Provides 10 suggestions. 03-06

  7. Foster Parenting (
      Provides over a dozen articles. 03-06

  8. Adoption Resources (
      Provides articles, legal information, and more." 03-06

  9. Adoption Checklist (
      Provides information on subsidies for adoptive parents. 03-06

  10. Landmark Case - Pollock v. Farmer's Loan and Trust Co. (
      "Was the income tax a direct tax in violation of the Constitution (Article I, Section 9)?"

      "The Court held that the act violated the Constitution since it imposed taxes on personal income derived from real estate investments and personal property such as stocks and bonds; this was a direct taxation scheme, not apportioned properly among the states. The decision was negated by the adoption of the Sixteenth Amendment in 1913." 01-06

  11. -05-15-07 Vista's Lessons for Microsoft (
      "Microsoft says Windows Vista, the newest version of its franchise product, is a roaring commercial success. Perhaps. It's also been a model in bad public relations. Vista has come under withering criticism across the Internet, with consumers hurling complaints about incompatible hardware and software, suspected bugs, and design mistakes. Independent polls suggest the negative buzz could stall Vista's adoption and encourage consumers to consider alternatives to what in the past has been an inevitable march to a new Windows version." 05-07

  12. Amish (
      "They are often best known for their simple living, plain dress and their resistance to the adoption of many modern conveniences. The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Southern German Mennonites, in 1693."

  13. Earth Mound Kiln (
      "The charcoal iron industry of Sweden (2, 23) brought the design and operation of large mound type furnaces to a high stage of perfection. The main improvements were the use of an external chimney connected to a flue constructed beneath the pile and adoption of a circular ground plan for the pile which reduced heat loss during carbonization and improved gas circulation." 07-09

  14. -08-23-09 The Law: Can Atheists Be Parents? (
      "In an extraordinary decision, Judge Camarata denied the Burkes' right to the child because of their lack of belief in a Supreme Being. Despite the Burkes' 'high moral and ethical standards,' he said, the New Jersey state constitution declares that 'no person shall be deprived of the inestimable privilege of worshiping Almighty God in a manner agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience.' Despite Eleanor Katherine's tender years, he continued, 'the child should have the freedom to worship as she sees fit, and not be influenced by prospective parents who do not believe in a Supreme Being.' "

      "If they fail in their appeal, Eleanor Katherine may have to leave the only family she has ever known and await adoption by another couple whose religious convictions satisfy the State of New Jersey." 08-09

  15. Using a High Definition TV as a Computer Monitor (
      "With the rise of high definition video content with the adoption of HDTV, the need for a standard unified connector was needed. The DVI interface was originally developed for computer systems and was placed on early HDTV units, but there are a number of limitations with it that manufacturers looked to put together a newer connector. From this, the High Definition Multi-media Interconnect or HDMI standards were developed." 06-10

  16. Requirements for Biochar Production (
      "When the possibility of USDA/Rural Development funding for fabrication of a farm-scale retort (an Adam-Retort fabricated by New England Biochar, LLC) presented itself, NESFI requested that MassDEP provide formal guidance on pyrolysis system requirements. The result was the “MassDEP Interim Requirements for the Installation and Operation of Biochar/Charcoal Production Units,” a document approved and signed by Assistant Commissioner James Coleman on 11/30/2010. Essentially an expanded articulation of the May 2010 communication, the document specifies thresholds for energy input (expressed in MMBtu/hour) and air contaminant emissions – sufficient to enable design and fabrication of a farm-scale retort (Adam-Retort) that can meet MassDEP regulatory concerns."

      "Throughout the process, it has become apparent that communication between MassDEP and the NESFI/PVBI has proven pivotal in achieving an interim regulatory framework. The value of this achievement is that all parties now posses a clear understanding of what is allowed, what is not allowed, and which regulations apply to a variety of scales of biochar production equipment. Notably, the November 2010 document issued by MassDEP contains specific references for determining the thresholds for compliance on the air emission limitations without resorting to cost-prohibitive stack testing of individual devices."

      "Based on the experiences of the group in New England, it is recommended that if you are operating a pyrolysis unit anywhere in the United States and have questions regarding your area's environmental requirements in regard to biochar production/utilization, you should contact the local Department of Environmental Protection for more information. It may be that your local DEP will also be starting this process from a zero baseline, as in Massachusetts, but by working with your DEP you can help to foster a positive dialogue and lay the groundwork for additional adoption and uptake of relevant guidance in other states." 04-11

  17. Types of Energy Storage Sytems (RenewableEnergyWorld.ocm)
      "Energy storage has long been touted as the silver bullet needed for widespread renewable energy adoption but costs have remained high. Today, several projects hold promise." 06-12

  18. National Resources Defense Council (
      "Climate change is the single biggest environmental and humanitarian crisis of our time. We must act now to spur the adoption of cleaner energy sources at home and abroad."

      "America's dependence on fossil fuels threatens our national security and is a major contributor to global warming and toxic air pollution. By investing in renewable energy sources such as the sun, wind and biomass, we can help solve the energy and climate crises." 02-14

  19. Longevity - Aubrey de Grey's View (
      "The central goal of his biogerontology work is to expedite the development of a true cure for human aging. In his view, the main obstacle to developing such technology is the position of biogerontology at the boundary between basic science and medicine: the fundamental knowledge necessary to develop truly effective anti-aging medicine mostly exists, but the goal-directed frame of mind that is best suited to turning research findings into tools is very different from the curiosity-driven ethos that generated those findings in the first place. As a scientist with a training in an engineering discipline (computer science), he is unusually well placed to bridge this gap. He attempt to do so in three main ways: basic biogerontology research, identify and promote specific technological approaches to the reversal (not merely the prevention) of various aspects of aging, and argue in a wide range of fora (extending well beyond biologists) for the adoption of a more proactive approach to extending the healthy human lifespan sooner rather than later. Provides an article related to preventing aging and improving longevity." 2-5

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