The Pamphleteer

During colonial times in America, if you wanted to convince or inform people about some issue that you considered important, you went to the local printer and got some pamphlets printed. You then handed them out, read them to anybody that was interested, nailed them to the town bulletin board, or the nearest tree. The first amendment was specifically written to protect this type of activity and the writers or "pamphleteers".

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Sunday, December 03, 2006
The Refdesk Sites of the Day are:

Guide Star

Interested in learning how to access, give to, or help out a charity or non-profit
organization? This site is a complete guide to helping you sort out, find, and learn
everything you need to know in order to best give back to your community and to make a difference in the world.


Monterey Bay Aquarium

The mission of this award-winning web site is to inspire, enrich and extend a visit to the aquarium, while fostering a deeper commitment and connection to the institution and ocean conservation.


FDA Centennial: 1906-2006

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2006. In addition to a nation-wide program of commemorative events being held throughout the year, FDA has launched a special Web page at The January-February 2006 issue of FDA's bimonthly publication, FDA Consumer, traces the agency's history from the passage of pure food and drug laws at the turn of the last century to the challenges posed today by cutting-edge sciences such as genomic and proteomics, and new initiatives like 'personalized medicine'.