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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a 1939 American political comedy-drama film directed by Frank Capra, starring Jean Arthur and James Stewart, featuring Claude Rains and Edward Arnold; the film is about a newly appointed United States Senator who fights against a corrupt political system, was written by Sidney Buchman, based on Lewis R. Foster's unpublished story "The Gentleman from Montana"; the film was controversial when it was first released, but successful at the box office, it made Stewart a major star. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, winning for Best Original Story. Considered to be one of the greatest films of all time, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1989, deeming it "culturally or aesthetically significant"; the governor of an unnamed western state, Hubert "Happy" Hopper, has to pick a replacement for deceased U. S. Senator Sam Foley, his corrupt political boss, Jim Taylor, pressures Hopper to choose his handpicked stooge, while popular committees want a reformer, Henry Hill.

The governor's children want him to select the head of the Boy Rangers. Unable to make up his mind between Taylor's stooge and the reformer, Hopper decides to flip a coin; when it lands on edge – and next to a newspaper story on one of Smith's accomplishments – he chooses Smith, calculating that his wholesome image will please the people while his naïveté will make him easy to manipulate. Junior Senator Smith is taken under the wing of the publicly esteemed, but secretly crooked, Senator Joseph Paine, Smith's late father's friend. Smith develops an immediate attraction to Susan. At Senator Paine's home, Smith has a conversation with Susan and bumbling, entranced by the young socialite. Smith's naïve and honest nature allows the unforgiving Washington press to take advantage of him tarnishing Smith's reputation with ridiculous front-page pictures and headlines branding him a bumpkin. To keep Smith busy, Paine suggests he propose a bill. With the help of his secretary, Clarissa Saunders, the aide to Smith's predecessor and had been around Washington and politics for years, Smith comes up with a bill to authorize a federal government loan to buy some land in his home state for a national boys' camp, to be paid back by youngsters across America.

Donations pour in immediately. However, the proposed campsite is part of a dam-building graft scheme included in an appropriations bill framed by the Taylor political machine and supported by Senator Paine. Unwilling to crucify the worshipful Smith so that their graft plan will go through, Paine tells Taylor he wants out, but Taylor reminds him that Paine is in power through Taylor's influence. Through Paine, the machine in his state accuses Smith of trying to profit from his bill by producing fraudulent evidence that Smith owns the land in question. Smith runs away. Saunders, who looked down on Smith at first, but has come to believe in him, talks him into launching a filibuster to postpone the appropriations bill and prove his innocence on the Senate floor just before the vote to expel him. In his last chance to prove his innocence, he talks non-stop for about 25 hours, reaffirming the American ideals of freedom and disclosing the true motives of the dam scheme, yet none of the Senators are convinced.

The constituents try to rally around him, but the entrenched opposition is too powerful, all attempts are crushed. Owing to the influence of Taylor's machine and radio stations in Smith's home state, on Taylor's orders, refuse to report what Smith has to say and distort the facts against the senator. An effort by the Boy Rangers to spread the news in support of Smith results in vicious attacks on the children by Taylor's minions. Although all hope seems lost, the senators begin to pay attention as Smith approaches utter exhaustion. Paine has one last card up his sleeve: he brings in bins of letters and telegrams from Smith's home state, purportedly from average people demanding his expulsion. Nearly broken by the news, Smith finds a small ray of hope in a friendly smile from the President of the Senate. Smith vows to press on until people believe him but collapses in a faint. Overcome with guilt, Paine leaves the Senate chamber and attempts to commit suicide by gunshot, but is stopped by onlooking senators.

He bursts back into the Senate chamber, shouting a confession to the whole scheme. The President of the Senate observes the ensuing chaos with amusement. Cast notes: Among the unbilled veteran character actors seen in the film are Guy Kibbee's brother, Milton Kibbee, who has a bit as a reporter. In the film in minor roles are Dub Taylor and Jack Carson well-known actors. Silent film star Hank Mann played a photographer. Columbia Pictures purchased Lewis R. Foster's unpublished story, variously called "The Gentleman from Montana" and "The Gentleman from Wyoming", as a vehicle for Ralph Bellamy, but once Frank Capra came on board as director – after Rouben Mamoulian had expressed interest – the film was to be a sequel to his Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, called Mr. Deeds Goes to Washington, with Gary Cooper reprising his role as Longfellow Deeds; because Cooper was unavailable, Capra "saw it as a vehicle for Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur", Stewart was borrowed from MGM. Capra said of Stewart: "I knew he would

Philippe Lamberts

Philippe Lamberts is a Belgian politician and Member of the European Parliament from Belgium. Lamberts graduated as an engineer at the University of Louvain in 1986. From 1987 to 2009 he worked at IBM in a variety of positions as a manager. Carrying out the function of councillor between 1994 and 2006, Lamberts represented the French-speaking Green Party Ecolo in the local council of Anderlecht. Between 1999 and 2003 he was an adviser of the Vice-Prime Minister Isabelle Durant on foreign affairs and defence. Lamberts was the co-spokesperson of the European Green Party between 2006 and 2012. and has been a Member of the European Parliament for the Ecolo party since 2009. He has been leading the Greens–European Free Alliance in the European Parliament since 2014, alongside co-chair Rebecca Harms and Ska Keller, he is a member of the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Committee for Industry and Energy. As a member of ECON, Lamberts was credited with an amendment to the Fourth Capital Requirements Directive that capped bonus payments in the financial services to no more than 100% of their salary, or 200% with shareholder approval.

In 2015, he led calls for a special committee of inquiry into how EU Member States give special tax treatment to “national champions. Since 2017, Lamberts has been serving on the Parliament's so-called Brexit Steering Group, which works under the aegis of the Conference of Presidents and to coordinates Parliament's deliberations and resolutions on the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Philippe Lamberts' personal website Lamberts' official page on the European Parliament website

Heinie Smith

George Henry "Heinie" Smith was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played for the Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Giants and Detroit Tigers. In his best season in 1902, Smith hit.252 and posted career-highs in games, runs batted in, doubles and stolen bases. During that year, Smith took over as interim manager of the New York Giants and recorded a 5–27 record before being replaced by John McGraw. Smith returned to being a full-time player. In his career, Smith posted a.238 batting average with three home runs and 91 RBIs in 311 games played. Following his majors career, Smith played and managed in the International League for the Buffalo Bisons and coached the University at Buffalo baseball team in 1915 and 1916. Smith died in Buffalo, New York at the age of 67. "Heinie" was a common nickname for German baseball players in the early part of the 20th century. Smith was one of 22, they include Heinie Groh, Heinie Zimmerman, Heinie Beckendorf and Heinie Schuble.

In the 60-plus years since the end of World War II, there has not been a single Heinie in Major League Baseball. List of Major League Baseball player–managers Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference University at Buffalo Libraries – U. B. Sports History Collection

Dopamine (Third Eye Blind album)

Dopamine is the fifth studio album by American rock band Third Eye Blind, released on June 16, 2015. It is the band's first studio album since 2009's Ursa Major; the album's first single, "Everything Is Easy", was released on May 8, 2015, along with a cover version of the Beyoncé song "Mine". The album debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard 200. The band spoke of a fifth album as early as 2009, upon releasing their fourth studio album, Ursa Major. Material had been written and recorded sporadically over the course of six years since their third album, Out of the Vein, resulting in such a wealth of material that the band considered releasing it as a double album, Ursa Major being the main album, Ursa Minor being a fifth album, containing leftover tracks. Plans went from releasing them as a double album, to releasing them as two separate but companion type fourth and fifth albums, to not releasing Minor at all, as by 2012, frontman Stephan Jenkins announced that the entire idea had been scrapped in favor of writing new material.

The change in plans had been a result of changes in band members. Fredianelli had many of the claims dismissed, but still won over $400,000 from the band for lost wages in touring in support of Ursa Major, he was replaced by Irish guitarist Kryz Reid. The band recruited new bassist Alex LeCavalier—the position had been filled by various session and touring members—and Alex Kopp, a dedicated keyboardist for the first time in the band's history; the band started writing and recording new material for the fifth album as early as 2010 aiming for an early 2011 release date. The release date slipped into 2012, later, by late 2012, Jenkins conceded that he was again suffering from writer's block and was struggling to finish lyrics for songs, he announced at that time that it would be the band's last album. The only work released from the sessions was the track "If There Ever Was A Time", a track released for free in 2011 in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement happening at the time. In 2012, the band traveled to India to play a four city spanning tour, to "get inspired" for the new album, to record a music video for a track titled "All the Soul".

The video, to capture playing the song live on top of a double decker bus in Mumbai traffic, never surfaced, though work on the album did start increasing the following year in 2013, when Jenkins reported he had written 40 to 50 new songs since the band had begun working on new material. Despite this, progress on the album continued to be slow, with the album being delayed from 2013 to 2014 to 2015; the slow pace was attributed to writer's block and the band's extensive touring schedule during the same timeframe. Drummer Brad Hargreaves noted that their past success had led to many opportunities to take breaks in the music creation process to follow other ventures, that "if you were to add up all the days we worked on the record, it would've taken about a year to make the record." One of Jenkins' efforts to overcome his writer's block was to do a "life swap" with a fellow musician, living in a small dorm-like apartment in a dangerous part of a city, an environment Jenkins had been in while writing the band's self-titled debut album prior to any of the band's fame in the late 1990s.

The experience inspired the lyrical content for the track "Back to Zero". The track was written lyrically at this time, but reworked sonically in the studio on, in collaboration with Hargreaves. Jenkins was lyrically inspired by the Beyoncé song "Mine"; the band started playing a cover version of the song live at concerts and dress rehearsals in 2014, in response to positive fan reception, proceeded to record a studio version of the song during the Dopamine sessions. Jenkins put special care into making it sound like a Third Eye Blind song; the back and forth first verse of the track "Say It" is based on a real conversation Jenkins had with someone else. The track features a spoken word piece in the bridge by K. Flay; the lyrics to that part, written by Jenkins, were meant to represent his own self-doubts regarding the music creation process. The "Get Me Out of Here" lyrically represented Jenkins' anxiety towards live performance shows, with the composition being made to sound similar to rock operas such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The song "Blade" was written and performed live under the name "Dream Sequence", as it was inspired by Jenkins' recurring dreams about cutting through the tension of his nightmares. The song describes a dream where Jenkins attempts to stab someone out of jealousy in a dreamlike state, but the other person is unaffected. "Rites of Passage" was inspired by the David Bowie track "Changes", contains several direct allusions to Bowie's work. After the album's release, Jenkins referred to the album collectively as being about "a search for authenticity and connection in this isolated and isolating culture."The band wrapped up their final recording sessions for the album on May 12, 2015, with Jenkins and Reid putting the final touches on the track "Dopamine". The album entered the mixing phase on the same day. Six songs recorded in the Dopamine sessions were left unmixed and not released on the album, with Jenkins planning on releasing them separately upon having time to finish vocals and mixing them after wrapping up touring in support of Dopami

Robert Enrique Muller

Robert Enrique Muller sometimes credited as Enrique Muller, Jr. and as E. Muller, was an official photographer for the United States Navy, an author, he took photos of military ships in action. He was born in New York City in September 1881 or 1882 to photographer Enrique Muller and his wife, Mary, his father had worked in the post office in Kiel in Germany, migrated to the United States and lived New York City. Father, Enrique Muller and his two children and Theodore operated a photographic studio in New York City; the family lived in Brooklyn, New York City in 1900. He photographed the 1901 America's Cup and sent copies of his photographs to Wilhelm II, German Emperor; the Kaiser thanked the photographer, by sending him a pair of gold cufflinks. Robert married Caroline around 1912 and they had two children, Virginia C. Muller and Robert T. Muller. In 1912 he published Battleships of the U. S. Navy, in 1913 Risks of Photographing Battle-Ships in Action, he was declared bankrupt on December 23, 1915 by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

In 1917 he published The United States Navy. By 1920 they had moved to California, he died in 1921. The United States Navy Risks of Photographing Battle-Ships in Action Battleships of the U. S. Navy

Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan

Shelby is a village in Oceana County in the U. S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,065 at the 2010 census. Shelby Public Schools operate within the village boundaries. There are four schools which serve the village: Shelby High School Shelby Middle School Thomas Read Elementary Shelby Early Childhood Center According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.70 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2010, there were 2,065 people, 689 households, 496 families living in the village; the population density was 1,214.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 772 housing units at an average density of 454.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 68.7% White, 0.4% African American, 1.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 25.5% from other races, 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 45.6% of the population. There were 689 households of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 28.0% were non-families.

24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.56. The median age in the village was 30.1 years. 33.2% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 52.1 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,914 people, 698 households, 504 families living in the village; the population density was 1,098.8 per square mile. There were 749 housing units at an average density of 430.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 81.35% White, 0.10% African American, 1.41% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 15.41% from other races, 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.27% of the population. There were 698 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.7% were non-families.

24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.26. In the village, the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males. The median income for a household in the village was $28,710, the median income for a family was $36,607. Males had a median income of $28,875 versus $21,300 for females; the per capita income for the village was $13,468. About 13.9% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over. Larry Paul Kelley Shelby Gem Factory