If you think about it, poets are kind of like Yoda (don't pretend you don't love Yoda.) They’re the custodians of deep knowledge, they have a profound understanding of the role words play in human history, they speak in brief and non-linear sentences, and they’re the kind of people you want cheering you on when it seems like the world might actually be coming to an end. Like now, for example. And now, following a presidential election that seems to have done nothing but validate all that is wrong and closed-hearted about the world, poetry can help you heal ...
And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead is a documentary about the American Beat poet Bob Kaufman
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Whistleblower Protection: Additional Actions Would Improve Recording and Reporting of Appeals Data, GAO-17-110: Published: Nov 28, 2016. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 2016: “How can we better protect federal whistleblowers? The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 seeks to strengthen the rights of and protections for federal whistleblowers. We found that the Merit Systems Protection Board—which rules on whistleblower appeals—received more of these appeals after the act was enacted. We also found weaknesses in their recording and reporting of these appeals. We recommended that MSPB update its data entry user guides and add a quality check to ensure accurate reporting of whistleblower appeals…”
Ten years ago there were only three distillers in Tasmania. Now there are 22, and with sales growing by more than 50 percent in the two years to June 2015, that number is expected to double over the next five years. Still, total revenue from the industry reached just A$20 million last year, a drop in the whisky world’s ocean. Scotch whisky, by comparison, generates 3.95 billion pounds ($4.9 billion) a year, accounting for about a quarter of U.K. food and drink exports.“The only negative is volume — we can’t keep up with demand,” State Premier Will Hodgman said in an interview in Tasmania’s capital Hobart. “But we want to preserve the integrity of the brand. The bar has been set high and if they want to be competitive, the new entrants will need to prove to be equally high grade.”