Polish Americans Register to Vote
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Just like 100 years ago, Polish Americans register to vote

Polish Americans Register to VoteBrooklyn, N.Y. ..To encourage their participation in the upcoming presidential election, the Polish American Congress took its 2008 Voter Registration Drive to Williamsburg and the members of Our Lady of Consolation Church.

Shown above are some members of the committee as they help the parishioners complete their Board of Elections registration forms Chris Rybkiewicz (left) who heads the registration unit and Frank Milewski (center), president of the Downstate N.Y. Division of the Congress.

As they arrived in New York’s Ellis Island at the start of the 20th Century, many of the immigrants from Eastern Europe chose to settle in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.


Dan Lipinski
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Lipinski Hails Passage of Renewable Energy Legislation

Dan Lipinski[WASHINGTON, DC] Today, Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) helped pass sweeping energy legislation that will revolutionize America’s energy economy by freeing the United States from its dependence on foreign oil, creating millions of new jobs, and reducing the threat of climate change. The Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008 (H.R. 6049) would provide nearly $20 billion in tax incentives for renewable energy, carbon capture and sequestration projects, energy efficiency, and conservation.

America’s current use of energy threatens our pocketbooks, our environment, and our national security,” said Rep. Lipinski. “Americans are ready to chart a new, diverse energy future where we use domestically-produced, clean, renewable fuels in the most efficient manner possible. This bill will get us to that brighter future.”


Marine Salutes over Graves
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What We Owe Our Soldiers

Marine Salutes over GravesEvery Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the American men and women who have died in combat. With speeches and solemn ceremonies, we recognize their courage and valor. But one fact goes unacknowledged in our Memorial Day tributes: all too many of our soldiers have died unnecessarily–because they were sent to fight for a purpose other than America‘s freedom.

The proper purpose of a government is to protect its citizens’ lives and freedom against the initiation of force by criminals at home and aggressors abroad. The American government has a sacred responsibility to recognize the individual value of every one of its citizens’ lives, and thus to do everything possible to protect the rights of each to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. This absolutely includes our soldiers.


Governor of Illinois
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Gov. Blagojevich reminds young internet users of potential online dangers

Governor of IllinoisIllinois State Police kicks off summer NetSmartz training; provides safety tips to protect children while online

SPRINGFIELD – As school children and parents across the state prepare for summer dismissal, Governor Rod R. Blagojevich and Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Larry G. Trent today reminded adolescents and parents of the dangers associated with using the internet. The announcement comes as the ISP kicks off a summer tour of NetSmartz training workshops that combine the newest technologies and current research into high-impact educational activities that teach kids how to stay safe from predators while online.


Hand holding swabs
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Physicians at IBJI Discover Link To Post Op Infections

Hand holding swabsIllinois Bone and Joint Institute (IBJI) physicians associated with Evanston Northwestern Hospital (ENH) have discovered a link between nasal staff bacteria and post-surgical infections.

The study, published in the March issue of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, was conducted by Dr. Lance Peterson, an infection disease specialist, and IBJI surgeons Dr. James Kudrna and Dr. William Robb. 

The study which began in 2003 involved a simple pre-operative nasal swab test for Staphylococcus Aureus or S. Aureus.  S. Aureus is responsible for the majority of post-surgical infections in Total Knee and Total Hip Arthroplasty surgeries. 


Michael Madejeski and Jerzy Walszkowski
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Two Polish Holocaust heroes

Michael Madejeski and Jerzy WalszkowskiMichael Madejski and Dr. Jerzy Waleszkowski Helped free 350 Jews from the Nazis

, N.Y.
.. Michael Madejski (left) and Dr. Jerzy Waleszkowski were Polish boy scouts who found little time for arts and crafts after
Germany invaded Poland in 1939 to start World War II and the Holocaust.

Instead, they joined Poland’s underground resistance, the Armia Krajowa, and spent most of their time fighting the German army of occupation. 


Police on Horses
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Police State Tactics: Tasering Pregnant Women and the Elderly

Police on HorsesIn George Lucas’ film THX 1138 (1970), the police in a futuristic state make citizens compliant by shocking them with “pain prods.” After seeing the movie, I remember thinking that if the police were ever allowed to use implements such as these, we would rapidly move into a police state. This has now happened with tasers.

Tasers are electro-shock weapons that are currently used by more than 11,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States. Designed to cause instant incapacitation by delivering a 50,000-volt shock, tasers are hand-held electronic stun guns that fire two barbed darts. The darts, which usually remain attached to the gun by wires, deliver a high voltage shock and can penetrate up to two inches of clothing or skin. The darts can strike the subject from a distance of up to 35 feet, or the taser can be applied directly to the skin. Although a taser shot is capable of jamming the central nervous system for up to 30 seconds, it can disable the subject for even longer. And because tasers can be aimed anywhere on the body, they can immobilize someone more easily than pepper spray, which must be sprayed in the face.


Polish Numismatics
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Polish numismatics tops charts

[caption id="attachment_26390" align="alignleft"]Polish NumismaticsPolish Numismatics[/caption]Polish numismatics tops charts, landmark sale of rare polish coins to be held by stack’s in Chicago, April 24

NEW YORK – On January 14, a Polish 1621 gold 100 Ducat coin sold for $1.38 Million, setting a world’s record price for a non-U.S. coin. Sold by Stack’s, one of the oldest and most successful rare coin Auction Houses in the U.S., in its Kroisos Collection Sale, the coin was struck to commemorate Poland’s victory over the Ottoman Turks in the famed Battle of Chocim.


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Wizyta Papieża Benedykta XVI w USA

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Poprzednicy Benedykta XVI – Paweł VI i Jan Paweł II – którzy odwiedzali już nowojorską siedzibę ONZ, byli tam zawsze w październiku, „ponieważ w październiku rozpoczyna się Zgromadzenie Generalne, w tym roku jednak, ponieważ w Stanach Zjednoczonych są wybory, podróż była niemożliwa w październiku” – wyjaśnił na specjalnej konferencji na temat najbliższej podróży papieża dyrektor biura prasowego Stolicy Apostolskiej ksiądz Federico Lombardi.