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Washington State Death Records?Fast and Free Washington State Death Records

July 27th, 2016

Washington D.C. which is the capital of the United States of America was known long before as the District of Columbia. Though it has the same name as that of another state, it was founded in July 16, 1790.

Are you looking for someone but you’re afraid to ask in case they’ve died?

If you’re looking for old friends that you haven’t seen for some time you might be worried that they’re no longer with us. If you’re calling up mutual friends and asking them could put you in a very awkward position. I’ve had people burst into tears on me when I’ve made this mistake. You might find that you get a little upset yourself too. Why not find out if they are dead before you start ringing around.

Recording of weddings, births, deaths and other vital statistics in Washington began in the year 1890. Obtaining Washington state death records can be done easily. Social Services and the Department of Health handle the request of the death records. If you have any question regarding the Washington state death records of a family member and your other vital statistics you can also call them. But in many cases, the phone is calling. Even you give them a call successfully; you need to wait a couple of days for their reply. The information you get from there are usually incomplete and not detailed.

The best way to save your time and money is to search Washington State Death Records is to perform it via online public database. There you will have millions of records at your fingertips that you can cross-reference and research from the privacy of your home. You will have to pay a nominal fee, but you will be able to get a full refund if no satisfying records are found which you won’t get if you try writing in.

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Washington Point Out Demise Informationswiftly And Totally Free Washington Express Death Data

July 8th, 2016

Washington D.C. which is the money in the Usa of America was regarded prolonged earlier than because the District of Columbia. Even though it has the exact same term as that of an additional state, it had been founded in July 16, 1790.

Have you been searching for another person but you’re going to be afraid to ask just in case they’ve died?

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Documenting of weddings, births, deaths and other vital statistics in Washington started inside the yr 1890. Obtaining Washington condition passing away records may be performed quickly. Interpersonal Solutions and also the Division of Health and fitness manage the request of your dying records. If you might have any query relating to the Washington state demise records of the household new member and your other crucial statistics it is possible to also get in touch with them. But in many scenarios, the cell phone is calling. Even you give them a contact successfully; you should wait a couple of days and nights for their reply. The knowledge you get from you’ll find generally incomplete instead of comprehensive.

The top approach to preserve your time and cash is always to research Washington Condition Passing away Records is usually to complete it through online public database. There you may have large numbers of information at your fingertips that you can cross-reference and study from your privacy of your residence. You might ought to pay back a nominal charge, but you might be in a position to get a full refund if no satisfying information are found which you won’t get if you attempt composing in.

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The Death and Mourning of Washington Tour

June 2nd, 2016

The Death and Mourning of Washington Tour
Event on 2016-12-14 10:00:00
10:00 am, 2:00 pm Mansion Circle

At stops in selected Mansion rooms, learn more about the people who played a key part in trying to keep Washington alive. After viewing Washington’s deathbed in the Mansion, guests will have the unique opportunity to look inside the Old Tomb where Washington was originally interred in 1799.Learn More Tickets

at Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, United States

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OBAMAS DEATH PANEL—— GUESS WHAT FOLKS IT’S ALIVE AND WELL—“CRAZY PALIN” NOT SO CRAZY NOW

January 9th, 2014

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Berwick Sets Up Death Panels By Fiat
By Jeffrey Lord on 12.28.10 @ 6:09AM

"If they would rather die they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population." — Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Sarah Palin was right.

John Boehner — make that Speaker-elect of the House John Boehner — was right.

While Americans were busy celebrating with family and friends and presumably not paying attention to the news, the New York Times, in a story ironically dated Christmas Day — a holiday celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace — reported the following:

Obama Returns to End-of-Life Plan That Caused Stir

WASHINGTON — When a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning touched off a political storm over "death panels," Democrats dropped it from legislation to overhaul the health care system. But the Obama administration will achieve the same goal by regulation, starting Jan. 1.

In other words, the 2009 charge leveled by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and the then-House Minority Leader Boehner that Obama fully intended to set up what Palin termed government "death panels" — panels that Boehner said would set the government on the road to euthanasia — is no longer a charge.

It’s reality. By executive fiat — in this case a new Medicare rule issued by Obama Medicare chief Dr. Donald Berwick.

Palin, who made the charge on her Facebook page on August 7, 2009 during the health care debates, came under a fusillade of scornful and demeaning political attacks from political opponents after pointedly saying this about the prospect of death panels:

And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s "death panel" so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their "level of productivity in society," whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.

Her famous sharp criticism was enough for the plan to be quickly dropped by Congress.

Now, with Americans absorbed in a festive holiday and ignoring Washington momentarily, the Obama administration has found a way to achieve its death panel goal anyway, as the Times now admits. Says the paper of the new Christmas death panel regulation that replaces medical science and voluntary private judgment with the inevitable pressure of politicized health care :

Congressional supporters of the new policy, though pleased, have kept quiet. They fear provoking another furor like the one in 2009 when Republicans seized on the idea of end-of-life counseling to argue that the Democrats’ bill would allow the government to cut off care for the critically ill.

Which is another way of saying something else:

Governor Palin has been vindicated. Speaker Boehner has been vindicated.
And Palin’s critics in particular now have more than holiday eggnog all over their faces. Obama’s Dr. Berwick has re-ignited one of the most hotly controversial issues of the entire health care debate just as a conservative ascendancy prepares to take power in the next Congress. With no less than Boehner himself taking the gavel from Nancy Pelosi as the new Speaker of the House.

What does this new rule say and do, exactly?

It inserts the federal government in end-of-life planning, precisely as Palin said was Obama’s intention. Not, as was true of its original legislative formulation, every five years. But annually. No one of any sense objects to an individual and doctor having end-of-life discussions about living wills and such whenever they wish. Only the Obama administration and its obsession for control wants the government to incentivize the issue so that doctors must raise it annually, a system that on its face pressures the most deeply vulnerable of Americans in the most Orwellian of terms to end their lives.

Control and pressure. Pressure and control. This is the only two-step philosophical/political dance liberals know. It is, as it were, primal. And the Berwick Medicare rule, constructed in secret and released on Christmas Day when it no one is looking, is a perfect example — if hardly the only example — of how the Obama Administration views its role. Control and pressure. Pressure… and control.

Versus the conservative concept (shorthand version) of liberty and freedom.

Says the Times of the Obama Administration’s justification for its secretive move to mandate death panels by regulatory fiat:

In this case, the administration said research had shown the value of end-of-life planning.

Research? What research could possibly justify a government-sponsored annual attempt to pressure a poor, disabled, or elderly American into believing that they would be better off dead because they’re costing society too much money?

British research. Says the Times:

"Advance care planning improves end-of-life care and patient and family satisfaction and reduces stress, anxiety and depression in surviving relatives," the administration said in the preamble to the Medicare regulation, quoting research published this year in the British Medical Journal."

You read that right.

British research is being cited in the preamble of this Medicare death panel rule as a justification for the new rule — a stunning turn of events that will surely launch a firestorm over trying to remodel the American health care system after the hotly criticized British health care system. A system that makes no pretense of politically rationed health care.

Part of the furor launched over Palin’s remarks was the discovery by millions of frightened Americans that Obama health care bureaucrats admired the British health care system — where the government in fact rations health care on a political basis and decides who should live or die based on what is called the "QALY" — Quality-Adjusted Life Year. This has been discussed previously in this space — in fact just over a week before Governor Palin wrote her Facebook statement. It has also been discussed by health care consultant David Catron here where he explained how the QALY system worked.

In Catron’s words: "A year of perfect health, for example, is given a value of 1.0 while a year of sub-optimum health is rated between 0 and 1. If you are confined to a wheelchair, a year of your life might be valued at half that of your ambulatory neighbor. If you are blind or deaf, you also score low. All that remains is to assign a specific dollar value to the QALY and, voilà, your life has a price tag."

Princeton’s controversial Dr. Peter Singer, a liberal and big believer in the British health care system, happily related the British politicization of medical decisions in a New York Times Magazine article during all of this, an instance in which "Britain’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence gave a preliminary recommendation that the National Health Service should not offer Sutent for advanced kidney cancer." Why? The government said it was too expensive and therefore simply denied the drug. This in turn led to a furious reaction even from stiff-upper-lip Brits with charges their government was "immoral" and willing to let patients die. Grudgingly, the drug was eventually approved. But not before one angry British woman, whose husband’s life was at stake, angrily asked: "What price is life?"
As this is written the Obama Food and Drug Administration is now taking Americans down this same path, rejecting the breast cancer drug Avastin with what many are citing as unbelievable science — but very believable political concerns that the drug is, in the bureaucrats’ view, too expensive. Thereby inserting the judgment of political bureaucrats for medical science — and the freedom of patients to order the drug. Here’s this from the Heartland Institute:

According to Sally Pipes, president of the Pacific Research Institute, the FDA’s decision is not based on the best outcome for patients but instead on the expense of Avastin, produced by Genentech, which can run as high as ,000 per year for a single patient.

The FDA claims its decision had nothing to do with Avastin’s cost and was based solely on the drug’s medical effectiveness," Pipes said. "This isn’t believable. Every year about 40,000 American women die from breast cancer. Avastin is the last hope for many not to meet that fate. While the drug is costly, it often provides immense benefits to patients.

Somewhere an American woman with breast cancer is surely saying the same thing as her British counterpart: "What price is life?"

Singer had an answer. Really. Said the famous Bioethics professor: "Life as a whole has no meaning. Life began, as the best available theories tell us, in a chance combination of gasses; it then evolved through random mutation and natural selection. All this just happened; it did not happen to any overall purpose."

Thus, since life really has no overall purpose, the government should be in the business of using Medicare to pressure the poor, the disabled and the elderly that — nudge, nudge — isn’t it time to bid the planet hasta la vista?

WHICH BRINGS US TO DR. DONALD BERWICK himself, the Obama administration’s Medicare recess-appointed head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Berwick personally issued the Christmas Death Panel Rule, confirming in spades why he received a recess appointment from Obama. It was clear to Senate Democrats that Berwick’s chances of surviving a Senate confirmation battle were iffy at best. Why? Precisely because Berwick was well on record as expressing his deep admiration — make that lust — for the British government run system, saying: "I am romantic about the National Health Service; I love it. … The NHS is one of the astounding human endeavors of modern times."

So Obama waited until he could skip a Senate debate and vote entirely and just recess-appoint Berwick — who in turn is doing exactly what his record suggested he would do.

Sure enough, the philosophy used by the British is precisely what Berwick used to describe the new Berwick Rule. Reported the Times of Berwick:

"Using unwanted procedures in terminal illness is a form of assault," Dr. Berwick has said. "In economic terms, it is waste. Several techniques, including advance directives and involvement of patients and families in decision-making, have been shown to reduce inappropriate care at the end of life, leading to both lower cost and more humane care."

So.

What do we have here?

• The death panels were written into the original version of ObamaCare.

• Governor Palin, speaking out in her famous Facebook post, pulled back the shroud surrounding this horrifying idea. Less noticed at the time — but undoubtedly a headline grabber now — Minority Leader Boehner agreed, citing alarm over government sponsored euthanasia. Said Boehner:

Section 1233 of the House-drafted legislation encourages health care providers to provide their Medicare patients with counseling on "the use of artificially administered nutrition and hydration" and other end of life treatments, and may place seniors in situations where they feel pressured to sign end of life directives they would not otherwise sign. This provision may start us down a treacherous path toward government-encouraged euthanasia if enacted into law.

Obama protested he had no intention of "pulling the plug on Grandma" — but the idea, embodied in Section 1233 of the House version of the bill, was pulled from the final bill in part because of Palin’s — and Boehner’s — focused attention.

• Obama installs Dr. Donald Berwick to head the Medicare program as a recess appointment because Berwick’s controversial enthusiastic embrace of the British health care system and its death panel procedures would have prevented his confirmation.

• On Christmas day 2010, the Times reports the death panel idea will become a Medicare rule on January 1, 2011 — that would be four days from today. How? By fiat. As a government Medicare "rule" or "regulation" as put forth by the government agency now run by Dr. Berwick. The rule is justified because Berwick believes the government must "reduce inappropriate care at the end of life" A Berwick spokesman says the government should be saying to elderly patients, vulnerable patients, disabled patients — patients like Sarah Palin’s famous Down’s syndrome son: "When the time comes, do you want us to use technology to try and delay your death?" Nudge.

• Elizabeth D. Wickham, executive director of LifeTree, a pro-life educational organization, says of the new rule: "The infamous Section 1233 is still alive and kicking. Patients will lose the ability to control treatments at the end of life."

Oh yes. Did we mention no one was supposed to know about all of this?

Congressman Earl Blumenauer, the Oregon Democrat who wrote the original provision in the House version of ObamaCare that was unmasked by Sarah Palin, has put the word out to his allies. Says the Congressman’s office in an e-mail to his allies:

While we are very happy with the result, we won’t be shouting it from the rooftops because we aren’t out of the woods yet. This regulation could be modified or reversed, especially if Republican leaders try to use this small provision to perpetuate the "death panel" myth.

We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists, even if they are "supporters" — e-mails can too easily be forwarded…Thus far, it seems that no press or blogs have discovered it, but we will be keeping a close watch and may be calling on you if we need a rapid, targeted response. The longer this goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it.

No wonder Blumenauer wants to keep this quiet.

Did you catch that word "us" in the sentence from Dr. Berwick’s spokesperson?

Here’s the sentence again:

When the time comes, do you want us to use technology to try and delay your death?

The word "us" refers not to a doctor and his patient. It refers to the government..

When Obama health care adviser Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel was cited by longtime health care expert Betsy McCaughey as discussing the idea that patients with dementia should be denied treatment, Emanuel’s defenders (he is also the brother of ex-Obama White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel) floated a Time magazine story saying Emanuel "only mentioned dementia in a discussion of theoretical approaches, not an endorsement of a particular policy." Oblivious to the fact that that no less than the President himself expressed a version of the same sentiment (as has Berwick) when he went on national television to answer a woman’s observation that at over a hundred her mother was very vital with a lot of spirit, and shouldn’t that be taken into account in any government health care decision? Said Obama: "I don’t think that we can make judgments based on peoples’ spirit. That would be a pretty subjective decision to be making. I think we have to have rules…."

Government rules. Like the rule just issued by Dr. Berwick.
A rule that effectively is now going to bully individuals — doubtless many of them poor, disabled or elderly. Ironically creating a system where you will only escape Obama’s government sponsored Big Chill if you are, say, a rich liberal.

In effect the administration is trying to bully Congress by making an end-run with a regulation because Congress said no to Section 1233.

The Heritage Foundation has accurately noted yesterday that, quite aside from the substance here — the new Berwick death panel rule or the FCC’s new net neutrality rules and so on — the real issue is the Obama administration’s clear intent to govern by executive fiat now that it has lost control of the House and, effectively, the Senate as well. Government-by-Obama fiat will be the subject of a furious struggle in the new Congress.

Says Heritage by way of focusing on a return to government by elected officials rather than a central government of rule-making un-elected bureaucrats:

"There is also the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to review and overrule regulations issued by government agencies."

Which is to say, the Berwick rule can be undone — if the Congress orders it undone.

This episode is a reminder that Governor Palin took a lot of heat for bringing attention to this issue. No one expects her critics — now proven wrong by Berwick — to give her any credit for being right. Or for that matter to the new Speaker Boehner.

But the fact remains that Palin has shown leadership here — one might call it presidential-style leadership — in persisting with an issue that is now coming back to bite the American people in the form of a new Medicare rule on death panels — reported of all days on Christmas day.

No wonder John Boehner will be Speaker of the House.

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Two years after hazing death, FAMU band returns

September 3rd, 2013

Two years after hazing death, FAMU band returns
ORLANDO – Two years after a hazing incident caused the death of a drum major and led to the suspension of the famed band at Florida A&M, fans welcomed the Marching 100's return to the football field Sunday. "It felt good to be back on the field," said …
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Street Rod Show at Ocean City Tabernacle
… Door in Ft. Washington, PA. Both Sunday morning services are inter-denominational. The 8:30 service is traditional, beginning with a hymn-sing at 8:15 a.m. The 10:30 a.m. service is more upbeat and popular style featuring the Cairn University OTW Band.
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Ecuadorean soldier killed in firefight with band of Colombian rebels along
QUITO, Ecuador — Colombian rebels killed an Ecuadorean army lieutenant and wounded a corporal Thursday in more than four hours of combat that spanned a river between the two countries, military leaders said. Such armed encounters are extremely rare …
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2013 Spotlight Award Winner: Peter Mountford
The Ballard-based father of two young girls, whose debut novel, A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism, won the 2012 Washington State Book Award, is baffled by the fact that one subject remains taboo in fiction writing: money. Sitting in his wedge of …
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How to Fix/Repair Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

February 22nd, 2013

I made the video of how to resolve the problem of getting blue screen of death error. i made the video because i had same problem for long time and recently fixed it my self just by doing research and in the process i have learned allot from it, so i thought i upload this video to help you guys out there who’s got similar problem. Please note that in the video am using the graphic driver as an example. if i made mistake or you know a better way or any other questions about the video please let me know. Please Note that in the video i used my graphic driver as an example of getting blue screen of death. Here is the process again: 1.Once you get BSOD 2.Install Bluescreenview 3.Go to C: drive then windows then find the minidump folder 4.Look at the driver thats causing the BSOD 5.Find which hardware uses that driver 6.Go in to safe mode & try to recreate the problem 7.If you cant its likely that its the software 8.If you can then its likely that its the hardware! 9. If its software then update/reinstall the software 10. if its hardware then you will need to buy new hardware for your computer Bluescreenview Download: www.fiberdownload.com You can download Drivers for display adapters from these websites below: NVIDIA Display Drivers website: www.nvidia.com AMD Display Drivers website: support.amd.com INTEL Display Drivers website: downloadcenter.intel.com

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Q&A: How did the band Death Cab for Cutie come up with their name?

December 21st, 2012

Question by Just Me: How did the band Death Cab for Cutie come up with their name?

Best answer:

Answer by People.com
Formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997, Death Cab for Cutie originally started as a solo project of Ben Gibbard, the band’s vocalist and guitarist. Gibbard took the band name from the satirical song Death Cab for Cutie, performed by The Bonzo Dog Band in The Beatles’ 1967 experimental film Magical Mystery Tour.

You can find the full bio of DCFC at:
http://www.last.fm/music/Death+Cab+for+Cutie/+wiki

Add your own answer in the comments!

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Operation Iceberg diary: Entering the “death zone”

July 20th, 2012

Operation Iceberg diary: Entering the "death zone"
"Operation Iceberg" is a five-week mission for our team of scientists and filmmakers to document the life-cycle of Arctic icebergs from their birth to death, hoping to reveal their secrets in a BBC/Discovery co-production. In the second of my BBC …
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Diary dates – updated July 20
Diary dates – updated July 20. Published on Friday 20 July 2012 00:01. Find out what's on if you're out and about in the area. Friday July 20. OAKHAM BRIDGE CLUB – Duplicate bridge (partner needed), 6.45pm, St Joseph's Church Hall, Oakham. Visitors …
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Mike McNeill's Diary for Friday, July 20, 2012: Leadership Magnolia
Mike McNeill's Diary for Friday, July 20, 2012: Leadership Magnolia. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Friday, July 20, 2012 10:00 am | Updated: 2:45 am, Fri Jul 20, 2012.
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Is the Death of Internet Radio Imminent?

July 13th, 2012

As with most things in life, any part of it can come to an abrupt end. The recent decision of the Royalty Copyright Board appears to have threatened to remove a part of many thousands of consumers daily lives. Over the last several years the internet radio following has grown significantly in the U.S. It should come as no surprise considering the very nature of the internet. Due to its musical diversity and lack of corporate influence on what it plays and when, internet radio has flourished. But we must first define flourish in this situation. Has it flourished monetarily? No. The vast majority of independent broadcasters not only do not make a profit, they pay their expenses including royalty payments out of pocket. In terms of listeners, yes it has flourished. So much so that during the recent congressional hearing, The Future of Radio, the sirius/xm reps named it as competition and a reason they needed this merger citing internet radios price structure, free.

Doesn’t sound like a very good business model for internet broadcasters with all costs and little or no profit. Why do it? The bulk of internet broadcasters is made up of hobbyist licensed through a larger company at a somewhat affordable rate. This allows broadcasters that would not otherwise be able to afford the fees entailed by licensing individually to become an internet radio station channel. This very model is what in essence gives internet radio it’s wide diversity of music. Many do not run nor want to run ads or commercials. They extract their payment through the joy of broadcasting and the many listeners that tune in. They merely want to share their interest in music genre with those whom want to listen. Make no mistake, these are usually very professionally programmed broadcasts. These broadcasters take pride in their work.

Some would ask what’s the difference between internet radio and any terrestrial am or fm station. The answer would at first seem to be only that one is on the airwaves and the other is on a wire. This is not true. Much of the music found on internet radio will almost certainly never be heard in the mainstream media outlets. Internet radio has embraced the independent and unknown artists giving them exposure previously reserved for only the top 40 or 50 most popular artists. Many of these indie artist have received national recognition due to play time on internet radio stations. This model gives your favorite local band a chance to be heard worldwide. It leads to cd sales and possible record contracts. Indeed it would seem the playing field between the famous and not so famous has been somewhat leveled, at least in the internet community. It’s also notable that terrestrial am and fm stations do not pay the royalties in question. They are given a free ride in the name of promoting artists therefore considered a benefit to record companies. Just as notable is the fact that 49.9% of all new songs and artists were heard first on the internet in 2006, not am/fm stations, leading to huge song and cd sales.

So why would the large record companies push for these high royalty rates? That is the question on everyones mind. Why indeed. The internet has proven itself to be a viable outlet for new music sales. One would think the music recording industry would grasp this technology with open arms and welcome it into their already existing media outlets. There seems to be some kind of misconception in the music industry, and even with the recording artists themselves, concerning what internet radio is. It is not peer to peer sharing as has been insinuated. Internet broadcasters neither condone nor accept this method. In reality most stations use special programming to deter and stop this activity from their broadcasts, although as we all know, anyone can record music from their favorite am or fm station using their home stereo system. Internet broadcasters do not intend to give away anyones music. They simply, as any other music medium, let their listeners hear some music. If the listener likes it then he or she is enticed to purchase that music. It is a broadcast, no more no less. Most internet stations have a Buy Now button for listeners to immediately purchase the artists music they are listening to generating instant sales. I don’t think am and fm stations, nor satellite radio for that matter can offer the same instant access. The business model is now looking pretty good for the recording industry, and it costs them absolutely nothing. Free advertising, free public exposure to artists, instant purchasing access to the consumer, how much better can it get? Why not embrace it? I am quite puzzled about this line of thinking. The proverbial “Cutting of your nose to spite your face” comes to mind.

Who will be affected if the current rates are not overturned or negotiated to an acceptable rate? The outcry went out from broadcasters all over the U.S. after the subsequent announcement of the new royalty rates. To better understand these rates I’ll use the example in a recent article by RAIN. (Radio and Internet Newsletter) the new rates calculate to be to $ 1.28 per hour per listener taking into consideration an average of 16 songs per hour. This does not include the additional fee of $ 500.00 per year per channel. Anyone using their calculator can easily see with even a 100 listeners at that rate the costs escalate quickly over a 24 hour period. Again, terrestrial am and fm stations do not pay any of these additional royalty fees. These fees are in addition to other royalties paid to ASCAP, BMi and SESAC. At first glance you would think this affects only internet broadcasters. This is far from the truth. The internet broadcast industry is made up multiple small businesses. The broadcasters are the ones that are visible. Take into account the many stream providers that each station must have to send out their stream. Then you have a host of professional voices standing ready to make your internet station professional station ids, jingles and even news broadcasts. Small companies stand ready to promote your station and help drive listeners to tune in. Software companies that are producing professional grade programs to run your internet radio station while instantaneously keeping you compliant with existing DMCA (Digital Millineum Copyright Act) rules.

These are but a few of the small businesses affected by the rate changes. There is also the listener/consumer that chooses to tune in daily to their favorite internet station. 100s of 1000s of listeners tune in every day. They do so for the diversity and easy access of the music. Perhaps they don’t have access to terrestrial am/fm stations. It’s obvious that not only are broadcasters affected, but a complete industry in it’s infancy would be stifled and/or removed if things do not change. A very significant consumer base would be eliminated. You, I and everyone that enjoys this music medium would be robbed of our musical pleasure. I find it hard to swallow that our congress would allow a complete industry to fall prey to this action and die. Our government openly promotes small business and entrepreneurship. Do the wants of the few outweigh the wants of the many?

In my opinion our government should be compelled to step in if negotiations fail to find a reasonable concession between internet broadcasters and SoundExchange (The Recording Industry Association of Americas collection agency). All broadcast mediums should have a more level playing field in regards to royalty payments. The threat to all involved in the internet broadcasting industry should be enough to warrant this in itself. Several websites have been set up for people to contact their congressman and voice their opinion on this controversial decision.

For consumers I recommend http://savenetradio.org and [http://savethestreams.org] For Broadcasters broadcasters I would recommend http://webcastersunite.net

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Washington Birth Records – Washington Death Records

July 3rd, 2011

Washington Birth Records – Washington Death Records

Washington Birth Records & Death Records are now available online. If you are looking to find birth records or death records from Washington, you need to read this article. Washington Birth Records – Washington Death Records

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Finding birth records used to be a difficult and time consuming task. However, you can now search through thousands of Washington Birth Records in seconds to quickly and easily find the specific birth record(s) that you are looking for. Birth records are maintained by federal, state and local governments. If you are looking for birth information from a man or woman from Washington, you need to click on the link above and start searching now! You can often get complete access to detailed and accurate Washington Birth Records for less than , which is a great deal in this tough economy. If you are instead looking for death records from Washington, click on the link below:

** Washington Death Records – Perform A FREE Preliminary Search Now! **

If you are looking for death information on any individual from Washington, the above link can help you find accurate Washington Death Records in less than a minute! Death records are kept by government agencies and it used to take weeks to locate accurate death record information from Washington. However, by clicking on the link above, you can perform a free preliminary search of thousands of Washington Death Records in just a few seconds. You can then choose to purchase a specific death record for as little as . Don’t wait – Start Searching Washington Death Records Today!

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