PARAPHRASES Was the meat roadkill? No--it died in the backyard. * If one law could be repealed or amended for Indians, it would be Public Law 280. * On our reservation, the presence of the special agent for the FBI was a statement of our toothless sovereignty. * Ancient artists and writers left behind their works--ancient musicians took their music to the grave * The Round House, a novel by Louise Erdrich
Public Law 83-280 (18 U.S.C. § 1162, 28 U.S.C. § 1360) http://dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/ocp/nalb/Images/PublicLaw280.pdf
Louise Erdrich's name is pronounced er-drik (means rich earth) Link to biography and interview at
https://www.bookbrowse.com/authors/author_pronunciations/detail/index.cfm/author_number/613/louise-erdrich Find other pronunciations of authors at https://www.bookbrowse.com/authors/author_pronunciations/index.cfm/author_last_name_starts_with/A
Obviate derives from Late Latin obviare (meaning "to meet or withstand") and Latin obviam,which means "in the way" and is also an ancestor of our adjective "obvious." "Obviate" has a number of synonyms in English, including "prevent," "preclude," and "avert"; all of these words can mean to hinder or stop something. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obviate
Barbra Streisand sings 'When the Sun comes Out' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv0QsZpQCBU 3:10 Actor and singer Jonathan Drew Groff says he based his portrayal of King George in the musical Hamilton on Streisand's interpretation of When the Sun Comes Out, a song composed by Harold Arlen, with lyrics written by Ted Koehler, in 1941.
A-Z List of Flightless Bird Species by MELISSA MAYNTZ Flightless birds still have wings, but their wings are typically smaller or less fully developed than birds that fly. The feather shapes may be different, such as looking fluffy like fur or being tiny and compact for insulation while swimming. Birds that don't fly usually have fewer wing bones or the bones may be fused together, making the wings much less mobile than is needed for flying. Most flightless birds are missing the keel of the breastbone, the part of the bone that attaches to flight muscles. To compensate for not having wings, these birds often develop better plumage camouflage, stronger legs for running, specialized feet for swimming or other adaptations that help them survive on the ground in their native habitat. Their wings may also develop for different uses, such as streamlining into flippers for swimming, helping provide balance or acting as brakes or rudders for swift runners. Some flightless birds, such as the kakapo and kiwi, have even evolved strong odors that may deter predators or help attract mates. Flightless birds are found throughout the world, though the largest concentration of flightless species is in New Zealand. Until the arrival of humans on the islands of New Zealand roughly 1,000 years ago, there were no large land predators in the region. Flightless birds face many threats that can be more dangerous to them than to flying birds. Invasive predators such as cats and rats can stalk flightless birds more effectively, including invading nests. Birds that don't fly are more susceptible to poaching, traps and other man-made threats such as litter, pollution or fishing line. Because they cannot fly to a new range, habitat loss is also a critical threat to non-flying birds. Today, more than 50 percent of flightless bird species are considered threatened or vulnerable, an additional 20 percent are endangered and one is even extinct in the wild. In total, then, more than 80 percent of these birds have a grave and uncertain future. Many flightless birds have already gone extinct, such as the moa, New Zealand goose, Jamaican ibis, Hawaiian rail, great auk, dodo and dozens of others. Many domestic birds such as turkeys, ducks and chickens have been bred to be flightless to make it easier to raise them for agricultural purposes. Alternatively, they may have their wings clipped as a control measure to keep them from flying while in captivity, just like pet birds may have their wings clipped. Their wild ancestors, however--the wild turkey, mallard and red junglefowl--are all accomplished fliers. Because domestic species are not counted among the roughly 10,000 species of birds in the world, and because their lack of flying ability is through artificial means, these birds are not considered truly flightless. https://www.thespruce.com/why-some-birds-dont-fly-385428
A bight is a long, gradual bend or recess in the shoreline that forms a large, open bay. Bights are shallow and may pose hazards to navigation, so their depths, in addition to any submerged features like sand bars and rock formations, are clearly marked on nautical charts. A number of bights can be found on both the U.S. West and East Coasts. The Southern California Bight, for example, is the curved coastline between Point Conception and San Diego, and encompasses the Channel Islands. The New York Bight refers to the coastal area between Long Island and the New Jersey coast. It is part of a larger geographical area called the Middle Atlantic (or Mid-Atlantic) Bight, which extends from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, north to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. One of the world's largest bights is the Great Australian Bight on the continent's southern coast. https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/bight.html
Change in Household Wealth 2016-2017 by region Source: James Davies, Rodrigo Lluberas and Anthony Shorrocks, Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook 2016 and 2017 Comparing wealth gains across countries, the United States is an unquestionable leader. The country continued its remarkable unbroken spell of gains after the financial crisis and added USD 8.5 trillion to the stock of global wealth. In other words, the US generated more than half of the total global wealth aggregation of USD 16.7 trillion of the past 12 months. "So far, the Trump Presidency has seen businesses flourish and employment grow, though the ongoing supportive role played by the Federal Reserve has undoubtedly played a part here as well, and wealth inequality remains a prominent issue," commented Michael O'Sullivan, CIO for International Wealth Management at Credit Suisse. "Looking ahead, however, high market valuations and property prices may curb the pace of growth in future years." In line with global wealth growth, wealth in Europe increased by 6.4 percent thanks to stability spread across the continent. From Europe, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain made it into the top ten countries with the biggest gains in absolute terms. Converted into percentage terms, the biggest household wealth gain globally was recorded in Poland. The increase of 18 percent was driven mainly by rising equity prices. Switzerland continues to lead the ranking in terms of both average and median wealth per adult in 2017, the latter favoring countries with higher levels of wealth equality. Since the turn of the century, wealth per adult in Switzerland has risen by 130 percent to USD 537,600. In the 12 months to mid-2017, significant rises in wealth were evident throughout the world, driven not only by robust equity markets, but also by substantial increases in non-financial wealth. It may signal that we are reverting to the pre-crisis pattern of growth. The remaining negative heritage of the financial crisis is wealth inequality. It has been rising in all parts of the world since 2007. As calculated by the report authors, the top 1 percent of global wealth holders started the millennium with 45.5 percent of all household wealth, but their share has since increased to a level of 50.1 percent today. https://www.credit-suisse.com/corporate/en/articles/news-and-expertise/global-wealth-report-2017-201711.html
While there is no consensus on how Lemon Chess pie got its name, there is Splendid Table consensus that this Lemon Chess Pie belongs on the Thanksgiving table. The recipe is from America: The Cookbook by Gabrielle Langholtz. Bright and light, it is exactly the counterpoint we need at the Thanksgiving feast. See full recipe for ingredients and instructions. Don't forget to join hosts Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Francis Lam for our annual Turkey Confidential live call-in show on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 12-2pm Eastern. Lynne and Francis will take your calls, and they'll visit with guests Lidia Bastianich, Marcus Samuelsson, Amy Sedaris, and Dan Souza from America's Test Kitchen. Listen to the show live on your favorite public radio station or online at The Splendid Table website .
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite--only a sense of existence. Well, anything for variety. I am ready to try this for the next ten thousand years, and exhaust it. How sweet to think of! my extremities well charred, and my intellectual part too, so that there is no danger of worm or rot for a long while. My breath is sweet to me. O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.” ― Henry David Thoreau https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/thanksgiving
10 writers I'm most grateful for this Thanksgiving by Danny Heitman https://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2014/1127/10-writers-I-m-most-grateful-for-this-Thanksgiving