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Book of the SubGenius

The Book of the SubGenius: Being the Divine Wisdom and Prophecy of J. R. "Bob" Dobbs, High Epopt of the Church of the SubGenius, Here Inscribed for the Salvation of Future Generations and in the Hope that Slack May Someday Reign on This Earth is seen as the "Bible" of the Church of the SubGenius. It was compiled from the Church's ongoing zine publication The Stark Fist of Removal, it is placed in the humor section of most bookstores, though some SubGenius followers are authorized to move it into the religion section instead. The book has been republished numerous times, by at least two separate publishers; the original edition was published in 1983 by McGraw-Hill, while the re-release of the book in 1987 was by Simon & Schuster's imprint Fireside Books. Revelation X: The'Bob' Apocryphon: Hidden Teachings and Deuterocanonical Texts of J. R. "Bob" Dobbs, ISBN 0-671-77006-3

Jakarta metropolitan area

The Jakarta metropolitan area, known locally as Jabodetabek, Jabodetabekjur, or Jabodetabekpunjur, is the most populous metropolitan area in Indonesia and according to some sources the third most populous in the world. It includes the national capital Jakarta as the core city as well as five satellite cities and four regencies; the original term "Jabotabek" dated from the late 1970s and was revised to "Jabodetabek" in 1999 when "De" was inserted into the name following its formation. The term "Jabodetabekjur" or "Jabodetabekpunjur" was legalised on the Presidential Regulation Number 54 of 2008; the area comprises Jakarta and parts of West Java and Banten provinces the three regencies Bekasi Regency and Bogor Regency in West Java, Tangerang Regency in Banten. The area included Bogor, Bekasi and South Tangerang city; the name of the region is taken from the first two letters of each city's name: Jabotabek from Jakarta, Depok and Bekasi. The population of Jakarta metropolitan area, with an area of 6,343 km2, was 31.6 million according to the Indonesia 2015 Inter-Census, making it the most populous region in Indonesia, as well as the second most populous urban area in the world after Tokyo.

The population share of Jakarta metropolitan area to national population increased from 6.1% in 1961 to 11.26% in 2010. The region is the center of government, culture and economy of Indonesia, it has pulled many people from throughout Indonesia to come and work. Its economic power makes Jakarta metropolitan area the country's premier center for finance and commerce; the region was established in 1976 through Presidential Instruction No. 13 in response to the needs to sustain the growing population of the capital city. Indonesia's government established the Jabotabek Cooperation Body of the joint secretariat of Government of DKI Jakarta and West Java province; the generic term Greater Jakarta refers to the urban region surrounding Jakarta, it is not specific to any official or administrative designations. On the contrary, dependent on context, it may refer to the built-up area around Jakarta. Among the inhabitants 10.135 million lived in Jakarta in January 2014. The population is increasing due to migration from other parts of Indonesia.

The proportion of core city population to the total population of metropolitan area declined significantly. In 2010, the population of Jakarta was only 35.5% of the total population of Jakarta metropolitan area, continuing the trend of decline from 54.6% in 1990 to 43.2% in 2000. And there has been a shift of arrival-destination for incoming migrants, from Jakarta city to other cities in the Jakarta metropolitan area. Today about 20% of Indonesia's urban population is concentrated in the Jakarta metropolitan area. Sources: Census final 2010, Intermediate-Census 2015. Indonesia: Table of all administrative divisions, Citypopulation.de Nowadays, the role of the Jakarta metropolitan area in the national economy is still dominant although the decentralization policy has been implemented since Reformasi in 1998. The region accounts for 25.52% of total national gross domestic product and 42.8% to the total GDP of Java Island in 2010. Central Jakarta, South Jakarta and Bekasi have accounts for 4.14%.

There are three dominant sectors which have high contribution to the total Jakarta metropolitan area's GDP comprising: industrial sector, financial sector as well as trade and restaurant sectors. Based on the contribution of each sector to the total national GDP in 2010, Jakarta metropolitan area contributed 41.87% for finance sector, 33.1% for construction and building, as well as 30.86% for transportation. Prime business and commercial centers is "Golden Triangle" in central Jakarta. There are country's premier financial center, SCBD, Mega Kuningan, Rasuna Epicentrum as well as along Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Jalan M. H. Thamrin, Jalan Jenderal Gatot Subroto and Jalan HR Rasuna Said. Jakarta's Golden Triangle known to expatriates and local populates as a lifestyle center of the metropolis. There are fine restaurants, coffee shops and malls. Kelapa Gading is the newest business district, lifestyle center and residential areas, located in the north-eastern part of Jakarta city, it has several bars and entertainment places.

The development of large scale residential areas and industrial parks in the Jakarta metropolitan area has been induced by infrastructure development toll roads and railways. The Jakarta metropolitan area has been built industrial estate in the outskirts in Cikarang, home to a dozen industrial estates with more than 2,500 industrial companies. Cikarang industrial estate occupied a total land area of about 11,000 hectares and became the largest concentration of manufacturing activities in Southeast Asia. Many foreign companies are located in Cikarang industrial estate, such as from Japan, China, United States and Singapore; the region is defined by the areas from which people commute into the city. All municipality and regencies has access of rail service. At present public transport in Greater Jakarta consists of TransJakarta BRT, KRL Jabodetabek commuter rail, Jakarta MRT. Other transit systems that are under construction are Jakarta LRT, Soekarno-Hatta Airport Rai

Peter Fanta

Peter Joseph Fanta is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters. He is a retired Rear Admiral of the United States Navy, his final active duty assignment was as director of Warfare Integration. He served as Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Five. Fanta is a native a Wisconsin, he holds an M. P. A. from Harvard University and an M. S. from the Naval War College. Fanta graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1983, he has served aboard the USS Rushmore, USS Falcon, USS John Paul Jones, USS Pegasus and the USS Coontz. Other assignments have included serving as an executive assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Awards he has received include the: Legion of Merit Defense Superior Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal Media related to Peter J. Fanta at Wikimedia Commons

5 Manhattan West

5 Manhattan West is a building at 450 West 33rd Street in Hudson Yards, New York City. Known as Westyard Distribution Center, it was designed by Davis Brody Bond and opened in 1969; the 1,800,000 square feet, 16-story building had a beige precast concrete facade with a sloped base, although the facade was cleaned up in 2003, it was seen as out of place with the architecture of the surrounding neighborhood. As of 2014, it contained the headquarters of the Associated Press. In 2014, the brutalist concrete exterior was replaced with a glass facade and its interior and mechanical systems were renovated; when renovation of the building was completed, it was renamed 5 Manhattan West. It houses offices of Amazon and JP Morgan Chase, is anchored by a Whole Foods on the ground floor; the building sits above rail tracks running west from Pennsylvania Station, the portals of the North River Tunnels and Empire Connection are beneath the building

Kingdom Under Glass

Kingdom Under Glass: A Tale of Obsession and One Man’s Quest to Preserve the World’s Great Animals is the first book written by American author and journalist Jay Kirk. It was published by Henry Holt in 2010. Kingdom Under Glass is the biography of Carl Akeley, the American taxidermist and creator of the African Hall in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Kirk first came up with the idea of writing Akeley’s biography when researching a piece he wrote about panthers for Harper’s Magazine, saying in an interview that the paradoxical nature of Akeley’s character and job was what most appealed to him in writing the biography; the Washington Post reviewed Kingdom Under Glass, praising Kirk’s talent and the book’s “daring” narrative. Kirk was featured talking about Kingdom Under Glass on NPR’s All Things Considered podcast. SFGate calls Kingdom Under Glass “an epic display of one man’s life”, while Kirkus says the book narrates the “feral escapades of a creative wunderkind stitched together with novelistic zeal".

The documentary Stuffed, featured at 2019’s SXSW conference, features Kirk talking about Akeley and Kingdom Under Glass

Colored National Convention of 1855

The Colored National Convention of 1855 was held at Franklin Hall in Philadelphia on October 16, 17, 18. It consisted of delegates from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Canada; the delegates ranged from famous African Americans like Frederick Douglass and Mary Ann Shadd to unknowns like Rachel Cliff. There were a handful of female delegates in attendance, although their numbers were incomparable to the number of males. Nonetheless, their presence was striking in an age when women’s rights had begun to be realized. In addition, the female delegates’ husbands were not invited to the convention; the main theme of the convention was social liberty for free African Americans. The delegates recognized that while the abolition of slavery was an important issue, it would be useless if the racial prejudice that had grown up in the North was allowed to persist. Therefore, they discussed ways to help African Americans become economically independent, in order to gain the respect of whites.

First, they brought up the creation of an industrial school for free blacks, but dismissed the idea as being inefficient and costly. They continued to discuss the many merits of apprenticeships, throughout the convention minutes, there is an emphasis on education in the area of mechanical trades. Overall, the convention provides a hopeful message that by increasing the availability of knowledge and opportunities for young, free African Americans, a better reward could await those still suffering under the yoke of slavery upon the advent of their freedom