All the great bills we remember, like Social Security and the National Industrial Recovery Act, were voted for by Southern Democrats, supported by Southern Democrats, often written in committees chaired by Southern Democrats. And so with the fight against Nazism, the buildup of our armed forces, the national security state. In all, the main outcomes of the full New Deal era were deeply influenced by the preferences of Southern members of Congress.
In 1992, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,the Satyajit Ray Society and funding agencies such as the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the India Foundation of the Arts, and other organisations came together to try preserving and restoring Ray heritage. Part of this archiving effort has been preserving Ray paper archives, for he left extensive of each of his productions. These have draft storylines, scenarios, draft dialogue, character outlines, musical annotations, story boards, detailed pictures of costumes, shot breakdowns etc in short, the entire visual and aural creative process of one of India foremost artistes, in detail.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays real life New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who ended up in jail for white collar crime. Martin Scorsese film is based on Belfort own tell all book about his fradulent exploits in a get rich scheme he cooked up in the 1990s. We would all like to believe that this is a cautionary tale that will prevent future crime, but everyone knows it will happen again and again.
Two Orlando lawmakers want Florida to ban assault style weapons in the wake of the shooting massacre at Pulse nightclub seven months ago, but in a conservative leaning Legislature, their idea is unlikely to get any traction.State Sen. Linda Stewart and state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, both Democrats, introduced legislation Thursday for lawmakers to consider in the upcoming 2017 session; the bills (SB 254 / HB 167) both include a detailed list of specific guns and “parts that convert a firearm into an assault weapon” such as large capacity magazines which would be prohibited under their proposed law.The plan would make it a third degree felony, with some exceptions, to sell or possess an assault weapon or large capacity magazine, among other restrictions imposed.
BEST BOONDOGGLE Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust The People’s Transportation Plan, approved by Miami Dade voters in 2002, was supposed to deliver on a lot of promises in exchange for a half penny surtax. Key to the measure’s passage was the Citizens Independent Transportation Trust. The original idea was that the trust would have real autonomy and teeth to oversee disbursement of the $15 billion the tax would generate.