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William Jennings Bryan's Cross of Gold Speech
By the early 1890s, the Populist Party and figures within the
Democratic and Republican Parties advocated "free silver" (a
silver-standard currency at a high price for silver that would bring
inflation). The Populists represented an alliance of rural interests
and silver mining interests. Free silver advocate William Jennings
Bryan became the Democratic presidential candidate of 1896, delivering
the famous "Cross of Gold" speech denouncing the gold sta

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Venezuela is currently going through its worst crisis in history, replete with an endless list of interesting problems. Foremost among these are severe shortages in even the most basic of necessities. Economists have used these shortages as textbook examples to illustrate the pernicious effects of price controls.

Few people, however, are aware that many of the country’s problems are caused by a complex monetary arrangement that makes use of four different exchange rates simultaneo
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Le Cormoran huppé - Observations éthologiques de Phalacrocorax, a. aristotelis (L)

L'île de Houat (Morbihan) et ses falaises granitiques est, avec les îlots qui l'entourent, le site le plus méridional du littoral atlantique français où se reproduisent les cormorans huppés. On y observe les parades prénuptiales, le comportement de défense du territoire et de formation du couple, les parades nuptiales et la construction du nid, enfin l'accouplement, avec le cérémonial et
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Aug. 19 - PIMCO's Bill Gross says the likelihood of the U.S. falling back into recession is great, and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke could take steps to help the economy - but don't expect him to act in August.
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At the time of writing (2004) 20% of the adult population of the UK is classified as obese. The number of obese children has doubled since 1982, 10% of six year olds and 17% of fifteen year olds are now classified as obese. As shown in Table 4, obesity is recognized when the BMI exceeds 30 and occurs quite simply wh
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This is a series of video clips taken when visiting the Hoover Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant back on December 28, 2008. Hoover Dam is located at Lake Mead at the Arizona and Nevada State line and just East of Las Vegas on US Highway 93. The highway goes over the dam, but a by pass bridge is being built across the Colorado River just down stream from the dam due to be completed in September of 2009.
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This course examines why water shortages are predicted as a result of the world's growing population and the importance of access to clean and safe drinking water in public health. It looks at the distribution of water throughout the world and problems with contamination, topics of wide general interest.

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'Привет', my old friends, and 'Здравствуйте', my new listeners! Welcome to Lesson 22 of 'A Spoonful of Russian with Natalia'. I am Natalia, your host and instructor. And today we are going to finish the Russian Cursive Letters series.
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