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Nathan L. Miller

Nathan Lewis Miller was an American lawyer and politician, Governor of New York from 1921 to 1922. Nathan Miller was born on October 10, 1868, the son of Samuel Miller, a tenant farmer, Almira Russell Miller, he attended Groton Union School, graduated from Cortland Normal School in 1887. He studied law in Cortland, New York, was admitted to the bar in 1893. Miller entered politics as a Republican, started his political career in Cortland as corporation counsel, he moved to corporate law, his rise in politics was helped by his relationship with Andrew Carnegie and the United States Steel Corporation. Miller helped to effect the mergers; the merger helped Carnegie get out of the steel business and make him the richest man in the world at the time. Miller was New York State Comptroller from 1901 to 1903, first appointed to fill the unexpired term of Erastus C. Knight, elected Mayor of Buffalo, in November 1902 elected to a full term, he resigned the comptrollership in 1903, was appointed to the New York Supreme Court, where he served from 1903 to 1915.

In 1904, he was designated to the Appellate Division. On January 13, 1913, he was designated an associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals under the amendment of 1899, but resigned from the bench on July 30, 1915, he served as President of the New York State Bar Association in 1920. He nominated Herbert Hoover for president at the 1920 Republican National Convention. Miller was Governor of New York from 1921 to 1922, elected in 1920; as governor he instituted numerous economy measures, he estimated that he had saved taxpayers $20 million. Against opposition from New York City Mayor John F. Hylan, Miller fashioned the law creating the New York City Transit Commission, he found the death penalty necessary, was against its abolition. In 1922, he was defeated in a bid for re-election by his predecessor Al Smith, whom he had unseated in 1920. Miller was a strong supporter of the Roman Catholic Church, his wife's religion, converted to Catholicism on his deathbed. From 1925 on he served as general counsel for U.

S. Steel. He, like his old adversary Smith was active in the American Liberty League, a bipartisan anti-New Deal group founded by wealthy conservatives. While Miller was still the leading partner at his law firm in 1938, Carnegie's Pittsburgh Steamship Company named a ship "Governor Miller" in his honor. On November 23, 1896, he married Elizabeth Davern, they had seven daughters, they resided at the Elmcroft Estate in New York. Miller died in 1953 at his New York hotel residence after fracturing his hip following a vacation in Arizona, he was buried in Cortland at the historic Cortland Rural Cemetery. In January 1952, the New York State Bar Association awarded Miller its first gold medal for "distinguished service to the legal profession." Appointment as Comptroller, in New York Times Appointment to the Supreme Court, in NYT Political Graveyard His opinion on the death penalty, in NYT History of Court of Appeal Nathan L. Miller at Find a Grave, biography, Pat's Presidential Places

Anastasy Vonsiatsky

Anastasy Andreyevich Vonsyatsky, better known in the United States as Anastase Andreivitch Vonsiatsky, was a Russian anti-Bolshevik émigré and fascist leader based in the United States from the 1920s. He became a naturalized American citizen while leading a splinter far-right organization, the Russian National Revolutionary Labor and Workers Peasant Party of Fascists; the headquarters of the RFO were based in Connecticut. Vonsyatsky was charged with the support of secret contacts with agents of Nazi Germany and arrested by the FBI in 1942, following the United States' entry into war with Germany and Japan. Released early from prison in 1946, Vonsyatsky lived out the remainder of his life in the United States, he died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1965. Anastasy Andreyevich Vonsyatsky was born in Poland, his family, though Polish in origin, was known for its long devotion to the Russian czars. His father, Andrei Nikolaevich, was an army officer assassinated at a Radom office of the Imperial Gendarmes by a Polish revolutionary in 1910.

His mother was Nina Anastasievna Plyuschevskaya. Vonsyatsky was educated at a military prep school in Moscow and the Emperor Nicholas II Cavalry Academy in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Vonsyatsky embarked upon a military career in the Imperial Russian Army during the reign of Nicholas II. After the revolutionary events of October 1917, which brought the Leninist Bolsheviks to power and climaxed in the protracted Russian Civil War of 1917-1923, newly admitted to St. Petersburg as a military cadet, took part in the anti-Bolshevik opposition and served in the counter-revolutionary White movement, first seeing action against the Red Army at Rostov. Leaving the White Army's stronghold in the Crimean Peninsula with the departing forces of General Wrangel, he was evacuated to western Europe in 1920. Traveling through Constantinople and France, Vonsyatsky arrived in the United States in 1922. In March 1930, Vonsyatsky was given an American reserve officer's commission and appointed a first lieutenant of the United States Army Reserve.

Forming political connections within the émigré circles after establishing himself outside Russia, Vonsyatsky was, at one point in the interwar period, a leader of the Russian Fascist Organization, an independent movement that became associated with the Manchuria-based Russian Fascist Party. Vonsyatsky split from the RFP in 1933. On March 10, 1933, he founded the Russian National Revolutionary Labor and Workers Peasant Party of Fascists, another anti-Soviet and anti-communist organization; the headquarters were established at the Vonsyatsky estate in Connecticut and published a newspaper called Fashist. Despite earlier publications supplemented by photographs of German soldiers beneath such titles as "The Army of the Holy Swastika" and continuing collaboration with the German-American Bund elements during World War II, in public appeals amid the growing anti-German sentiment of the early 1940s, Vonsyatsky's addresses to his target audience struck a different tone. Among other statements, Vonsyatsky wrote: Fascisms are different.

The German and Russian Fascisms are different in many respects. The Russian Fascist Party is just a united movement of Russians against Communism, Fascism is the only political society on the earth at the present time that can wipe out Communism. Force is the only thing. In 1934, Vonsyatsky's organization merged with the Russian Fascist Party, another fascist political organization led by Konstantin Rodzaevsky and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. However, they soon parted ways. In summer 1940, Vonsyatsky's publications declared the following: The Russian National Revolutionary Party, of which I am the leader, does not support either Germany's or Japan's ambition for hegemony in Europe or the Far East; the Germans and the Japanese have never made clear their attitude toward a replacement of the present Stalinist rule by a Russian National Government. The sole aim of our organization is to return Russia to a free people with a government elected by the people, of the people and for the people. Our intention is to form in Russia a DEMOCRATIC government.

Our Party is not anti-Semitic. Our Party has no membership dues, it is not subsidized by foreign individuals. Our organization is BANNED in Japan. Only in the United States can we thought within the laws of the country. I HEREWITH STATE EMPHATICALLY THAT THE ACTIVITIES OF OUR ORGANIZATION ARE AGAINST THE PRESENT SOVIET GOVERNMENT ALONE AND THAT IN NO WAY WHATSOEVER DOES IT ACT AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OR VIOLATE ITS LAWS WHICH WE LOYALLY SUPPORT. ANASTASE A. VONSIATSKY. Thompson, Conn. July 4, 1940 Vonsyatsky became a subject of FBI investigation and was indicted in 1942 for connections with proxies for German interests, including key participants in the pro-Nazi German-American Bund, whose leader, Fritz Kuhn, had been assisted by Vonsyatsky's bail money in 1939. Among other contacts was the American Hitler admirer and anti-semite William Dudley Pelley was found. Indicted for conspiring to assist Hitler's Germany in violation of the Espionage Act alongside fellow conspirators Wilhelm Kunze, Dr. Otto Willumeit, Dr. Wolfgang Ebell, Reverend Kurt E.


Robert Carter (ballet dancer)

Robert Carter is an American primo donna ballet dancer for Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, or "Trocks". As a lead dancer and its most senior member, Carter is the public face of the all-male dance troupe, granting many interviews and garnering significant international reviews. A full time dancer, he is "paid enough" as a lead dancer, despite being non-union, to avoid having a "side job." Carter has performed female roles under the name of "Olga Supphozova" a "glamorous" and "feisty platinum blonde" who is, in his own words, "fastidiously delicate and pretty." He performs under the male persona known as Yuri Smirnov. As Olga, he claims to have started in a KGB lineup, as Yuri, he was in the Kirov Ballet; these personas use "cod-Russian stage names," according to one British critic. The names used by the "Trocks" are "fake ballerina names". Carter was raised in Charleston, South Carolina, he started dancing at age eight, first saw the Trocks at age ten, which inspired him to dance like them, en pointe, at age eleven or twelve.

He trained at the Joffrey Ballet School. He performed with a number of dance groups, including the Florence Civic Ballet, Bay Ballet Theater, the Dance Theater of Harlem. Carter joined the "Trocks" in 1995, he started with "the easier stuff" like Go for Barocco, followed by "harder stuff" such as Paquita and Swan Lake works by Balanchine. Dancing with the Trocks, was his life dream, says Carter: I didn't want to be a girl, but I knew I could do a lot of the same stuff and some of the stuff they couldn't do because I had the strength being a boy.... I could do the stuff en pointe and it's fun. Carter has received many kudos from significant critics; these include Jennifer Dunning and Gia Kourlas of The New York Times, Robert Gottlieb of The New York Observer, Joan Acocella of The New Yorker, Sanjoy Roy of The Guardian, Susan Reiter of Newsday. ABC News said, "And it's more than just hilarious -- it's hilariously impressive."


The Stellinga or Stellingabund was a movement of Saxon frilingi and lazzi between 841 and 845. These were the middle two Saxon castes, above the unfree; the aim of the Stellinga was to recover those rights the two castes had possessed before their conversion from Germanic paganism in the 770s. At that time they had still possessed political privileges, but Charlemagne, having won over to his cause the Saxon nobility, had reduced them to mere peasants; the Stellinga thus despised the Lex Saxonum, codified by Charlemagne, preferring to live in accordance with ancient and unwritten tribal custom. The movement was violently resisted by the uppermost caste, the nobiles, not always with the support of the Frankish kings. During the civil war of 840–843 in the Carolingian Empire, between the heirs of Louis the Pious, the Stellinga had the support of Lothair I, who promised to grant them the rights they had had when pagan and whom they in turn promised to support for the throne of East Francia. Saxony, on the eve of the Stelling uprising, was divided into two noble factions: the Saxons supportive of Hattonid influence and the Saxones sollicitati, who were allied with Louis the German in his invasion of Alemannia in 839.

When Louis the Pious died, the German Louis deposed the Hattonid leader Banzleib from his royal offices and bestowed them on the Abbey of Corvey. Among Louis's chief supporters in Saxony were the Bardonids. Having patronised new families and removed from power old ones, Louis the German made the Saxon aristocracy his organ of government there and forced his foes, such as Lothair, to look to the lower classes for support in Saxony; the chief sources for the Stellinga are the Annales Xantenses, Annales Bertiniani, Annales Fuldenses, the Historiae of Nithard. Gerward, author of the Annales Xantenses, wrote under the year 841 that "throughout all of Saxony the power of the slaves rose up violently against their lords, they usurped for themselves the name Stellinga... nd the nobles of that land were violently persecuted and humiliated by the slaves." Both Nithard and the Annales Bertiniani indicate that an anti-Christian reaction was prevalent among the Stellinga. At Speyer late in 841, Lothair and his young son Lothair II met the leaders of the Stellinga uprising, among other Saxon notables who were loyal to him.

Louis the German, marched against the Saxon "freedmen seeking to oppress their lawful lords" and "crushed ruthlessly by sentencing the ringleaders to death". The Saxon nobilies themselves disarmed the movement with a brutal action in 843. Modern historiography has seen parallels between the Stellinga uprising and earlier Saxon resistance to Charlemagne, the near contemporary self-defence league formed by the peasantry of the Seine basin and crushed by the nobility in 859, the Liutizi uprising in 983 in favour of Slavic paganism, it was the only popular revolt recorded in Europe between the sixth century, when Gregory of Tours records several riots in protest of Merovingian taxation, the tenth century and the 983 rebellion. The Stellinga uprising has been studied extensively and in detail by Marxist historians in East Germany; the Marxists formed two camps, those who saw the Stellinga as feudal dependents trying to free themselves from their obligations and those who saw them as free men seeking to ward off the Feudalisierungsprozeß, the feudalisation of Germany.

According to scholar Eric Goldberg, Marxist analysis has tended to ignore the simultaneous civil war in the Carolingian kingdoms and has failed to explain why "exploitation" or "oppression" did not incite more revolts during the Middle Ages

Buy and hold

Buy and hold called position trading, is an investment strategy where an investor buys stocks and holds them for a long time, with the goal that stocks will increase in value over a long period of time. This is based on the view that in the long run financial markets give a good rate of return while taking into account a degree of volatility. Buy-and-hold says; this viewpoint holds. Passive management is most common on the equity market, where index funds track a stock market index, but it is becoming more common in other investment types, including bonds and hedge funds. Today, there is a plethora of market indices in the world, thousands of different index funds tracking many of them. Passive management is an investment strategy, used by the two firms with the largest amounts of money under management, Barclays Global Investors and State Street Corp; the antithesis of buy-and-hold is the concept of day trading, in which money can be made in the short term if an individual tries to short on the peaks, buy on the lows with greater money coming with greater volatility.

One argument for the strategy is the efficient-market hypothesis: If every security is valued at all times there is no point to trade. Some take the buy-and-hold strategy to an extreme, advocating that you should never sell a security unless you need the money. Others have advocated buy-and-hold on purely cost-based grounds, without resort to the EMH. Costs such as brokerage and bid/offer spread are incurred on all transactions, buy-and-hold involves the fewest transactions for a given amount invested in the market, all other things being equal. Taxation law has some effect. Warren Buffett is an example of a buy-and-hold advocate who has rejected the EMH in his writings, has built his fortune by investing in companies at times when they were undervalued; the strategy was less popular in early 2009. For a single event firm T-month BHAR is defined as: B H A R i = ∏ t = 1 T ∗ − ∏ t = 1 T ∗ where: BHARi - the buy-and-hold abnormal return for rm i in the period between months t and T Ri,t - the return of the rm i in month t RB,t - the return on the matched portfolio in month t In order to test the statistical significance of the results the average BHAR needs to be calculated and t-test needs to be applied.

The formulations are as follows: A B H A R = ∑ i = 1 N w i ∗ B H A R i t = where: ABHAR - average BHAR wi - value weight based on the market capitalization of the event firms n - the number of observations σBHAR2 - the variance of BHAR A buy and hold strategy can apply to real estate. According to this concept, a person will buy a property, such as a house, not sell it; this is done with borrowed money, although part of the plan is that the loan will be paid off, it is not a leveraged investment. It contrasts with a trading strategy. Passive management Sell in May, an alternative strategy Hodl Never Sell: Buy and Hold Forever The Buy and Hold Apocalypse: Motley Fool article John Bogle, Bogle on Mutual Funds: New Perspectives for the Intelligent Investor, Dell, 1994, ISBN 0-440-50682-4 Mark T. Hebner, Index Funds: The 12-Step Program for Active Investors, IFA Publishing, 2005, ISBN 0-9768023-0-9 Interactive Java Applet "'Buy and Hold' - How much can you make over longer time periods?"

Artificial Funk

Artificial Funk was a Danish production duo formed in 2000 by Rune Reilly Kölsch and his half brother Johannes Torpe. The pair achieved some notoriety by being signed to Skint Records in 2002. In 2003, Artificial Funk released the track "Together", written by Rune Reilly Kölsch and Nellie Ettison, nominated for the Top 10 tracks of the year by DJ Mag, it reached #67 on the Dutch Singles Chart. Still in 2003, they released the track "Calabria", an instrumental house tune with a synthesized saxophone riff, on Credence, a sublabel of Parlophone Records, for which he received the Danish Music Award in 2004. Following the remakes of "Calabria" by Drunkenmunky and as "Destination Calabria" by Alex Gaudino featuring Crystal Waters, a veritable international hit in many countries and Torpe remade the track with new ragga vocals provided by Danish singer Natasja Saad; this version credited to "Enur featuring Natasja" peaked at #9 in France, as well becoming a hit in Canada and the United States making it one of the most popular reggae fusion songs.

The song appeared in a commercial for Target. Rune and Torpe have founded the labels ArtiFarti Records, and Nightology Records. In addition, Johannes Torpe runs a design company through Johannes Torpe studios in addition to Toolroom Records. Together they have won five DJ awards plus a Danish Grammy Award. 2008: Sleep Less, Live More 1995 "Real Funk" 1996 "Zone One" 2000 "Use It" 2001 "People Don't Know" 2002 "Together" 2005 "Never Alone"