"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."                  ---  C. S. Lewis
Sid's Collection of References and Resources
TOP REF and RES
The HEAVY HITTERS
A select compilation of links to the biggest and best LISTS-of-LISTS
and REFERENCE / RESOURCE PORTALS
American Government: The Owner's Manual From John Armor
What is an Imperial President?
A change of pace from today's whackiness.

Since 1882
DO YOU HAVE THE TIME?
via N.I.S.T.
World Population Counter
via ibiblio.org
The Public Debt
To The Penny
LOCAL TIME
 AROUND THE WORLD
LEGAL SEARCH
NUTHIN' BUT MAPS
Date and Time Gateway
SITES- OF-THE-DAY
FARAWAY PLACES
Consumer Assistance Information
CLICK for Earth Observatory
HERITAGE QUEST   An excellent tool for genealogical research.

Here is what they say:

" Heritage Quest Online is available to patrons of authorized institutions. Your institution will assign you a barcode or other membership ID to access online resources like HeritageQuest Online. If you don't know what your barcode or ID is, please consult your institution's Web site for help. Only your institution can provide this information."

Sid Note (2008)
I am able to gain full access to Heritage Quest by entering the barcode from the back of my local library card (aka my "institution"). Check the back of your library card and try it. If a no-go, then I suggest that you inquire at your local library for assistance to utilize this excellent research tool.
Endeavors magazine from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

About Endeavors:

"Endeavors engages its readers in the intellectual life of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by conveying the excitement of creativity, discovery, and the rigors and risks of the quest for new knowledge.

Endeavors magazine takes you places ó inside a blood cell, to the top of a volcano, behind the door of an artistís studio. As the research magazine of UNC-Chapel Hill, we tell the stories of faculty, staff, and students working in all fields, including arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine, physical sciences, and more."

THE ENGINES OF OUR INGENUITY

INDEX OF ALL EPISODE TRANSCRIPTS

From their website:

    "Written and hosted by John Lienhard and KUHF-FM, Houston, The Engines of Our Ingenuity tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity. The program uses the record of history to reveal the way art, technology, and ideas have shaped us. Episode topics range from cable cars to Civil War submarines, from the connection between Romantic poets and Victorian science to the invention of the bar code. 

    The series is broadcast five days a week by over thirty National Public Radio affiliates nation-wide. It was first aired on NPR member station KUHF-FM Houston on Jan. 4, 1988. It was made available nationally, three months later. As of May 30, 2001, 1620 new episodes have been aired. The producers of the show have been Don Ham during 1988, Ron Russak until Oct., 1994, Rick Nelson until the Fall of 1995, and Capella Tucker thereafter. Engines airs in Houston on KUHF- FM 88.7 at 7:35 AM and 3:55 PM, Monday through Friday. The theme music for the Radio series was created by Andrew Lienhard."

The Night of Broken Glass - Germany - 9 November 1938
THE WHITE ROSE
Resistance Against Tyranny
THE MUSEUM OF COMMUNISM
United States Public Law 103-199
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
The GREAT IDEA Finder
Useful Web Sites via USA Today
Plant Answers
Kelly's Blue Book  Car prices and values
THE ENGLISH SERVER
Country Studies   Area Handbook Series (Library of Congress/Federal Research Division) 
County Extension Publications  Very Large Collection of Resources from Mississippi State
Official Yesterday USA 
Publications Index   Nat'l Geographic
Midway   Nat'l Geographic
Highway Signs
Signalfan's Home Page
International Signs Online
Welcome to the Mary Rose
Grey Company: The Mary Rose
Intro to Sacred Harp singing
Sacred Harp and Shape-Note
Music Resources
Confessions of a Deep Linker
Library Resources
Connecticut Society of The Sons of The American Revolution
Aw Shucks! - Southern News
Ariadne - UK    Sources and services available on the Internet, and of potentia use, to librarians and information professionals
The Competitive Enterprise Institute
Committed to advancing the principles of free enterprise and limited government.
PATENTS on the Net - a .gov website
Digital Librarian
University of Virginia Library
El Dorado County Library's What's Hot on the Internet This Week
ResearchBuzz!    Great Internet Research News and Information.
LIBRARY SPOT   The best of libraries, newspapers, encyclopedias, maps and more in one Spot.
LIBRARIES INDEX via SUNY Potsdam    Although some of the links require a SUNY Potsdam password, there are still plenty of external resource links that make this portal worth checking out.  (What's a SUNY? Its the State University of New York)  The libraries of SUNY Potsdam include the CRUMB and CRANE libraries  Crumb Library: the general library for the college   Crane Library: serving the Crane School of Music

ALL MAPS
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Welcome To MapQuest!
Maps On Us: A Map, Route and Yellow Pages Service
Yahoo! Maps and Driving Directions
U.S. Gazetteer
Mapblast! BlastOff
Map Collection via UT Library Online
Maps, World Maps, Satellite Maps, World Atlas, Print Maps, Buy Maps - Nat'l Geog.
Color Landform Atlas of the United States
Consumer Assistance Information:
  • Consumer World
  • MrConsumer 
  • MousePrint
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    On Academic Freedom
    CHARACTER COUNTS
    STATISTICAL RESOURCES ON THE WEB  A most impressive and huge collection via University of Michigan
    Archival Research Catalog (ARC)
    An online catalog of NARA's nationwide holdings in the Washington, DC area, Regional Archives and Presidential Libraries
    Convert dollars w/ inflation adjustment
    National Fraud Info Center
    Internet Disaster Info Center
    College Dropout Alumni Assoc.
    Trebuchets
    The real "Hoosiers" 1954 Team
    Crystal Radio: The Xtal Society
    National Phobics' Society
    Botany.Org
    "The American 1950s"
    Earth View
    Albert Einstein Online
    Q and A about Nuclear Energy
    Oddens' bookmarks    The Fascinating  World of Maps and Mapping
    PlanetDiary
    NANPA More than you ever wanted to know  about the N.America phone system.
    National Food Safety Database 
    Biographical Dictionary
    Internet Business Library
    Ron Wise's World Paper Money 
    Are You A MELUNGEON?   Resources
    ISO homepage
    QUALITY DIGEST
    Federation of American Scientists
    Smithsonian Institution
    Law Library Research Xchange
    The UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LIBRARY  A SUPER RESOURCE
    Invention and Technology
    Librarians' Subject Index to the Internet
    CyberAngels.org The Largest Online Internet Safety Program, Since 1995
    EarthStation1!    Beamin' The Sights and Sounds of the Known and Unknown Universe.  The Internet's #1 Sound and Picture Archive Wavs, Sounds, Pictures and Video of the Media Age

    The Annual John Bonython Lecture  via the Centre for Independent Studies  (Australia)  Many topics on the Lecture archive
    Examples:
        Has History Restarted Since September 11?
              Francis Fukuyama
        The Modern Mask Of Socialism
              Antonio Martino
        Endangered Freedom
              Thomas Sowell    LOCAL COPY
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    About (CIS)     The Centre for Independent Studies is the leading independent public policy 'think tank' within Australasia. The CIS is actively engaged in support of a free enterprise economy and a free society under limited government where individuals can prosper and fully develop their talents. By critical recommendations to public policy and encouraging debate amongst leading academics, politicians and journalists, the CIS aims to build a better society.

    In April 1976, Greg Lindsay the founder of The Centre for Independent Studies, wrote to Professor Lauchlan Chipman of Wollongong University regarding his plans to form a centre to 'promote the study of liberty'. Months later Chipman delivered the Centre's inaugural seminar Liberty, Justice and the Market, and the CIS was up and running.

    Since then, the Centre has produced valuable research work which has shaped and influenced public policy. We are proud to be associated with some of the greatest leaders in business and academia as visiting lecturers or as CIS members, staff and Board of Directors. This section contains information on CIS membership, staff and other information

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