Is any of this taught at U.S. schools or universities nowadays, since it is part of our history?

Question by : Is any of this taught at U.S. schools or universities nowadays, since it is part of our history?
While reading from the true life story “Seven Came Through” by Captain Edward Rickenbacker I decided to look him up on Wikipedia, and found, as usual, a wealth of information, including the story of William Lendrum “Billy” Mitchell who was among other things an aviator before and during WWI and was court-martialed, apparently for going too strongly against the obsolete visions of the Navy back then….I still have a lot of reading to do but one thing which greatly surprised me was the Matewan Massacre in West Virginia and which comes into the story by way of President Harding having “dispatched” Billy Mitchell to stop the warfare between all the groups there. The paragraph on this is rather small and I can’t see the connection between Mitchell who was a genius 100 years ahead of his time and a sort of prophet concerning the use of air craft bombardment, having anything to do with sorting out the disaster that took place in West Virginia!!!

When I was in grammar school few decades back we were shown a short documentary about police fighting and shooting with protesters, apparently before unions came to being, but I doubt it had to do with Matewan. Since English was my second language I know I missed out on a lot of things, but seeing how everyone protests about poor education in the U.S. now it makes me think that every subject should at least be touched upon so everyone at an earlier age can begin understanding more. I guess the end result of poor education is shouting matches between Democrats and Republicans, and every issue going unresolved.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matewan_Massacre

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mitchell

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Vernon_Rickenbacker#Marriage

Best answer:

Answer by cjvw622
The topic is too specific for high school history, but it could certainly be taught in a college history or political science course that deals with those particular years.

What do you think? Answer below!

Can I activate a Verizon cell phone on the U.S. Cellular network?

Question by Shay: Can I activate a Verizon cell phone on the U.S. Cellular network?
I live in Southwest Virginia and U.S. Cellular is the only company around here. I busted my cell phone and want to buy a new one online. I noticed some of the phones on Ebay say Verizon/US Cellular. Are the phones compatible with both companies?

Best answer:

Answer by speedoboy01
yes as us cellular and verizon don’t use sim cards. it just needs to be unlocked which can be done at a cell shop. beware that if you get a verizon phone you will not be able to use us cellular exclusives such as easyedge.

Add your own answer in the comments!

help plaease nedd help on u.s. question?

Question by ashley: help plaease nedd help on u.s. question?
Johnson H. Carruthers, an architect, enters into a legal binding agreement with the
Board of Education in Harrington County, West Virginia, to design a new high school.
Carruthers used a contract form provided to him by his professional association, the
American Institute of Architects. Their standard form has been tested and upheld or
modified in various courts of law. Carruthers eventually wound up suing the Board of
Education for nonpayment. What type of law is involved?

A. Substantive law C. Procedural law
B. Evidentiary law D. Workers’ compensation law

Best answer:

Answer by Robert Wilkins
D) Worker’s compensation law.

Do your own homework, kid.

Add your own answer in the comments!

Starting and Operating a Business in Virginia (Starting and Operating a Business in the U.S.)

Starting and Operating a Business in Virginia (Starting and Operating a Business in the U.S.)

Starting and Operating a Business in Virginia is the most complete tax and legal guidebook in existence for Virginia small businesses. The author, a retired attorney and CPA and a Harvard Law graduate, provides you with a detailed but easy to read explanation of the tax and legal “ground rules” you need to know to navigate successfully through the complex maze of federal and Virginia tax and business laws and regulations.

The roughly 500 pages (if printed) of each state edition in this e-book series offer far more than a dry description of the applicable business laws and taxes, however. The lively text is peppered
throughout the book with key points to consider, including “Cautions,” “Planning Points,” “Important Points,” and “Update Notes” that are highlighted to get your attention.

FEDERAL LAWS AND TAXES

Federal tax and legal coverage includes individual income, self-employment, estate, gift, and excise taxes, federal payroll taxes, withholding of various taxes; securities laws and regulations; the Americans with Disabilities Act; environmental laws; minimum wage/overtime and child labor laws; anti-discrimination and HealthCare Reform laws that apply to employers; immigration laws affecting hiring; OSHA job safety and health requirements; ERISA (employee benefits) compliance; the Family and Medical Leave Act rules; mail order sales and telemarketing regulations; consumer credit laws; Internet taxation and regulation; and much more.

VIRGINIA LAWS AND TAXES

Virginia tax and legal coverage includes the Virginia state income tax, corporate income tax, sales and use tax, property taxes, state unemployment tax, withholding of employment taxes, and other state and local business taxes; state fair employment laws that may differ from the federal; the Virginia minimum wage, overtime, and child labor laws; mandatory workers’ compensation insurance and new hires reporting; wage payment requirements; when/if registration of fictitious business names (trade names) is required; and much more.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND ADVICE

In addition to extensive, up-to-date coverage of federal and Virginia business laws and taxes, you will also find this e-book to be a gold mine of other useful information and advice for running your business. It includes topics such as an entire chapter on site selection for your business; guidance for obtaining financing and choosing accounting methods; do’s and don’ts when buying an existing business, acquiring a franchise, or signing a lease; pros and cons of corporations, LLCs, and other business entities, as well as Virginia filing fees and taxes for each type of entity. Other chapters deal with subjects such as how to protect your assets from creditors; whether to incorporate in a state other than Virginia; international ISO-9000 standards and certification of your business; use of Universal Product Codes and RFID tags; electronic data interchange; how to classify workers as either employees or independent contractors; advice about joining a multilevel marketing program; exporting tips; cash flow management and fraud detection; and estate planning, to name a few covered topics.

FREE STUFF!

The e-book also contains a link to the author’s web site, where purchasers of this publication can download (FREE!) the Small Business Advisor software program (Windows), which will create a customized version of this book on your PC, based on a series of questions it will ask you about your business. The software (which sells for up to ), also creates a customized “Small Business Checklist” on your computer, extensively listing various federal and Virginia tax and business regulations that will apply to your particular business. In addition, it contains a number of “consulting sessions” that use Artificial Intelligence to help you answer technical tax questions like whether you can deduct office-in-home expenses or elect S corporation status.

List Price: $ 9.99

Price: $ 9.99

Woodrow Wilson (U.S. President 1913 – 1921) Sarcophagus

Woodrow Wilson (U.S. President 1913 – 1921) Sarcophagus
Virginia Lawyers
Image by Tony the Misfit
Born: Dec. 28, 1856, Staunton, Virginia

Died: Feb. 3, 1924, Washington, District Of Columbia

28th US President. Wilson began his career as a lawyer and was later a professor of political economy at Wesleyan University and then Princeton. He was elected president in 1912 and served until 1921. A democrat, Wilson was a strong advocate of anti-trust laws and voting rights for women. He first defended the position of neutrality in the First World War (WWi), but later was forced to declare war on Germany. He is best known for his "Fourteen Points" and for his advocacy of the League of Nations.

Wilson’s sarcophagus is located inside the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC. He is the only President whose remains lay inside a church, in this case, the National Church of the United States. He is the only President laid to rest in Washington, D.C.

Wilson’s wife, Edith (1872-1961), is buried under the cathedral floor, next to her husband’s sarcophagus.

some good sources:

www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/woodrowwilson

nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1919/wilson-b…

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson

www.woodrowwilson.org/

13% of all U.S. homes are vacant

13% of all U.S. homes are vacant
High residential vacancies are killing many housing markets, as foreclosed homes sit on the market and depress sale prices and property values.
Read more on CNN Money

Census: 13% of U.S. homes are vacant
The national vacancy rate crept up to just over 13 percent according to last week’s decennial census report. That’s up from 12.1 percent in 2007. Maine had the highest proportion of empty housing stock, at 22.8 percent.
Read more on Chicago Tribune

Brookfield Homes Reports Stockholder Approval of Merger and Contribution Agreement
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA–(Marketwire – March 25, 2011) – Brookfield Homes Corporation (“Brookfield Homes”) (NYSE:BHS) today announced that at its special meeting of stockholders held on March 25, 2011, Brookfield Homes’ common stockholders voted to approve and adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger and Contribution dated as of October 4, 2010, among Brookfield Homes, Brookfield Residential Properties …
Read more on Marketwire