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Memorial Day – Dia Commemoratiu 2017

MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.

U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS

U.S. ARMY
U.S. MARINES

U.S. NAVY

Veterans Day – Dia dels Veterans 2016

VETERANS DAY

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS

U.S. ARMY
U.S. MARINES

U.S. NAVY

Cánovas del Castillo i la independència de Cuba

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Un lector de Nació Digital ha tingut l’encert d’enllaçar una pàgina de La Vanguardia de fa més de cent anys: és l’edició del dissabte 21 de novembre de 1896, que es fa ressò d’unes declaracions de Cánovas del Castillo, aleshores president del Consejo de Ministros de España, en relació amb la guerra d’independència de Cuba. N’hi ha per sucar-hi pa. Ningú diria que han passat cent vint-i-set anys. Les mateixes paraules que ara, la mateixa retòrica, les mateixes mentides, la mateixa ceguesa, el mateix fanatisme. Vegeu-ho:

“Yo creo saber, yo sé, que en los Estados Unidos no hay un sólo hombre de Estado serio é influyente, que desee, en realidad, la independencia de Cuba, pues se dan perfecta cuenta de que la isla independiente vendría á ser en seguida una nueva República dominicana: una segunda Liberia, que retrogradaría de la civilización á la anarquía. Si el ejército español abandonara…

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Privacy Rights in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire has an abnormally strong regime for the protection of privacy rights. It extends from strong wiretapping laws to laws prohibiting the retention of personal information in government databases against the consent of the individual. While getting my driver’s license in Claremont, N.H. yesterday, I snapped this photo, which got memed by the Free State Project and is now going viral on Facebook:

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Too bad every state doesn’t have the same protections.

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