General Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/category/general/ Second Vermont Republic Tue, 16 Mar 2021 10:56:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://vermontrepublic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cropped-LogoSample_ByTailorBrands-1-32x32.jpg General Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/category/general/ 32 32 What is a Casino Reload Bonus https://vermontrepublic.org/what-is-a-casino-reload-bonus/ Sat, 22 Aug 2020 10:40:36 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=4111 If you are a new player, unfamiliar with casino customs, you must be wondering what is a casino reload bonus? Luckily you have us, and we’ll dedicate a couple of lines to this subject in an effort to provide you with the best answer. This bonus is, as its name suggests – a bonus from …

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If you are a new player, unfamiliar with casino customs, you must be wondering what is a casino reload bonus? Luckily you have us, and we’ll dedicate a couple of lines to this subject in an effort to provide you with the best answer. This bonus is, as its name suggests – a bonus from casino to you. But, this is not an ordinary one. This particular bonus is intended for players who already made a deposit to a casino. Not all reload bonuses are the same, as casinos look to make them available to players in moments that would make their betting experience better.

Having a bonus in a casino is nothing new, and casinos have been applying them for a long time, since their inception. If you take a welcome gift, for example, its intention is to attract new players and to show them what’s the casino is like. Moving on and you have VIP bonuses that are aimed at loyal players to keep them happy and to demonstrate the commitment that a casino has for them due to their loyalty. All of them are great, but in this article, we’re going to focus on the one from our title: how it works, rules surrounding it, and casinos that offer the best conditions in using it.

What is a reload bonus?

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To make it as simple as we can, it is a reward intended for those people who are already players at a named casino. What this means is that they need to have made a deposit or more of them already. Welcome bonuses are rewarded for new players. Once you become a regular player who doesn’t play on a welcoming reward but uses his own money, you’re already in line for a reload bonus. This is something you can conclude from the given name, as once your account is loaded once, you get rewarded with a reload. goodluckmate.com digs deep into this subject, so you can also see their explanation if you’re not satisfied with ours. But, in the end, it all comes down to the same: yes, casinos are prepared to give you free money on two separate occasions. In some cases, it could come even more often.

Now, this reward can have different shapes. In most cases, it consists of bonuses casinos already have installed so that you won’t get real money, but rater free spins, chips, loyalty points, and in some cases, even cashback or something similar. Of course, there’s a chance that it’s none of the above, as casinos love to get innovative. New players can get particularly surprised. This is why we’ll try to explain everything that this reward can bring your way. You can check out some of these on betbigdollar.com.

Reload bonus in a welcome offer

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This is something that’s familiar to all players that even only gave a thought of gambling in an online casino. Welcome bundles or packages are something that’s almost a tradition in casinos. Rare are those who do not offer them. It consists of a bonus that lies down on your account with your first payment, and the one after that. So, you get bonus-ed twice. A welcome bonus is what you get with the first payment, and it happens only once. But, in the case of packages, you can get a gift with first, second, and even third payment. A genuinely fascinating custom. How in the world do casinos earn money, after so much giving away? Joking aside, we all know the answer. Anyway, this is why we call it a package; it has more elements. There are casinos that offer bonuses with every deposit you make. Check this site.

This brings us to the reload bonuses. If you are following us attentively, then you already know that we mentioned them in the passage above, as everything after the first deposit can be considered a reload bonus. The reason is simple, your payments got reloaded, and it fits the definition.

Standalone reload bonus

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Some casinos offer this reward to players regardless of their repeating deposit. It’s aimed for players who are returning to the game after being absent for a while, in order to make them more eager to play. This is a developed system, and in accordance with this, some casinos offer to reload bonuses in coincidence with days, weeks, months, in amounts they already pre-set. This is one of the reasons players remain focused and attentive with their respected casinos. Casinos are known for their creativity, which is a trait they need to possess in order to stay competitive. It also serves the players as they can have more funds at their disposal while playing.

Important to note

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If you are relatively new to casinos and their rewards, you should know that they do not come without boundaries. Each casino has a set of rules surrounding the funds they provide to your free of charge. If you are an Internet user even for a day, you’ll encounter at least one terms&conditions form. Casinos have them, and they also regulate deposits, welcome, and reload bonuses. This is why you need to get familiar with t&a as they differ from casino to casino.

If you look at wagering requirements, for example, they do not apply the same for welcoming and reload bonuses. You need to know what refers to what, to avoid any misunderstandings. There’s also a date set on the time when you can spend each bonus, and they can also be different. If you have dug deep into terms&conditions of any casino, you probably noticed that they keep the explanation separated for a welcome and reload bonuses.

Conclusion

So if you are in for a portion of good old gambling after taking a break or are eager to continue with a second deposit, you’re in for a treat. If these rewards are what you love about online casinos, be sure to choose the one that offers reload bonuses on a more frequent basis. To be sure that you are selecting the right one, be sure to read terms and conditions carefully to avoid confusion later.

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Things that every electrician needs to have https://vermontrepublic.org/things-that-every-electrician-needs-to-have/ Fri, 17 May 2019 09:59:53 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=918 If you are a jack of all trades meaning you possess a number of different skills, and are considering becoming an electrician, you should keep reading this text. There are a number of courses you can sign up for where you will learn everything you have to know regarding this profession. We are going to …

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If you are a jack of all trades meaning you possess a number of different skills, and are considering becoming an electrician, you should keep reading this text. There are a number of courses you can sign up for where you will learn everything you have to know regarding this profession. We are going to tell you about some basic pieces of equipment that electricians use in their line of work.

Firstly, we are going to discuss the pliers. There are many different types and pliers, and yes, you will need them all and you will use them all.

  • Pump pliers – you will encounter countless springs, nuts, bolts or clips that have to be loosened up, and that’s when this tool comes in handy
  • Side (or Lineman’s) and diagonal cutters – the former ones are convenient for twisting, bending and cutting wires, while the latter ones are created only for cutting them
  • Long Nose Pliers are designed for grabbing cables that are hardly accessible
  • Wire strippers – as you can imagine, electricians use them to strip the insulation from wires

There are many kinds of screwdrivers that electricians use such as a square tip or stubby screwdrivers. If you don’t want to carry a large number of these in your toolbox, you can opt for an adaptable screwdriver with interchangeable bits.

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Other smaller items that you should get are measuring tape (the ones with magnetic tips are easier to use), a level, hammer and other essentials such as rubber grommets that protect cables when they need to be pulled through a drilled hole. If you want to learn more about a variety of these grommets, check this.

Electricians also use power tools, right? The first on our list is an electrical drill. You should invest in cordless one because you will use it constantly and move it frequently. In addition to a power drill, you will obviously need a set of drill bits. A device that is absolutely necessary in your toolbox is a voltage tester. This instrument will show if outlets are active after having turned off the power, and you have to use it before starting your work, it the matter of your own safety.

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The last thing we are going to discuss is the gear that will guarantee your safety. As you know, this work brings many risks, so you have to protect yourself and you can do that with the following pieces of equipment.

  • Insulated gloves will protect you from electrocution. When purchasing these you have to find a perfect pair because they have to fit you and allow you to perform the work without any trouble
  • Cut resistant gloves will shield you from numerous cuts and nick that may occur
  • Flame resistant clothing will guard your whole body against sparks and potential fire and injuries
  • Safety glasses are an important part of your work gear because they will protect your eyes and sight from electric arcs that appear during your work

All in all, these are some basic instrument that you will need. Some you will use on an everyday basis, others not so often, but it is always a good idea to be equipped.

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A Step-By-Step Guide on How A Non-US Citizen Can Get A Social Security Number https://vermontrepublic.org/a-step-by-step-guide-on-how-a-non-us-citizen-can-get-a-social-security-number/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 20:06:12 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=561 Ever wondered how, where, and when a non-US citizen can acquire a social security number? Well, it’s not as easy as it sounds. The process itself can be quite daunting if you don’t know how to go about getting it. For the most part, you only need an American social security number if interested in …

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Ever wondered how, where, and when a non-US citizen can acquire a social security number? Well, it’s not as easy as it sounds. The process itself can be quite daunting if you don’t know how to go about getting it. For the most part, you only need an American social security number if interested in working in the US. Your social security number is what the United States government uses to track and report your wages and use it to determine your eligibility to receive social security benefits. You must have a social security number to have work done in the US and collect any social security benefits. You can also enjoy other government services provided you have a social security number.

Defining a social security number

Mostly called an SSN. It is a nine-digit identification number that the US government gives to its citizens. The US government can offer the SSN to both the permanent residents and the non-immigrant working residents in the US. Social security numbers come in three different types which include:

Social Security Number
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  • The most common ones have the owner’s name and social security number. It is typically given to the US citizens and other legal permanent residents.
  • One designated for the temporary workers and ones in the non-immigrant status
  • Another one is issued for tax purposes and isn’t used toward employment.

The lawfully admitted US noncitizens stand a chance of getting much more benefits and services even without a social security number. Take attaining a driver’s license, for example, getting private health insurance, and even registering for school. Non-US citizens can also enjoy subsidized housing without necessarily having a social security number. Take it, therefore, that you cannot be assigned a social security number just because you wish to get a driver’s license or some other service that involves a credit check. But even still, other companies like banks and credit companies will always request for your social security number. However, you are not obliged to provide them with one if you don’t have.

Regarding work, some organizations can use your number to gather records and other document filing processes to identify you. Most, however, can identify you by other means if you wish.

How to get a social security number and card

Obtaining a social security number in the United States takes different steps depending on your situation. You will have to be 18 years or older to be eligible to get a social security number.

Immigrants can apply for social security numbers in one of two ways which include:

Visiting a social security office in person

Asking for an SSN in your home country before moving to the United States. In most instances, going this route relinquishes you from visiting the social security office in the US.

The non-immigrants also have two ways of applying for a social security number:

  • Being lawfully present in the US with a visa that allows you to work. This website provides additional info about the work visa. 
  • Being legally present in the US and intend to apply for work authorization

What you need to apply for an SSN as a non-US citizen

First, you must prove your identity to the social security officers and valid work-authorized immigration status. You will need to provide your current US immigration documents and unexpired foreign passport to the security office for document filing.

Before you acquire a social security number in the United States, you must verify your age by presenting your foreign birth certificate. If, however, you do not have it in your possession at the time, then you are required to submit it within ten business days after application. If not, then the SSN office can consider assessing other documents which may include your unexpired passport or any other document that has been issued by the DHS as evidence to prove your age.

How to complete your SSN application

The only way of attaining a social security number in the United States is by completing the application. Most people fill their SSN application forms at the social security office. However, you can also download a copy of the form on the website and print it out, fill it, then take it with you to the social security office.

While presenting your completed application form, it is essential that you have all the documents either as originals or as copies that are certified by their issuing agencies. The agency does not accept any photocopies or notarized copies of these documents. The agency will also not take any receipt/s showing that you applied for the document.

In some instances, the agency may use one of your documents for two or multiple purposes. Your passport or birth certificate can, for example, be used to show proof of age. However, it is still essential that you provide these two separate documents to avoid any inconveniences during the application process.

When to apply for a social security number

If you plan on applying for a social security number in the united states as a noncitizen, the agency recommends that you wait at least ten days upon arriving in the US. This helps to make it easier for the agency to verify your DHS documents which can speed up the whole SSN application process.

After verification, the agency will then mail you your social security card number provided all the information you provide the issuing office checks out.

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Can you apply for a social security number and card for other reasons?

Yes! You can apply for an SSN in the United States even if it is not for work-related reasons. You, however, need to provide a valid reason on why you need the SSN provided it is non-work related. It is possible especially if a state requires that you have a social security number to enjoy any of the social security benefits. Provided you’ve already established entitlement of these benefits, then you are eligible to apply for and obtain a social security number and card.

If, however, you need the SSN for tax purposes but are not authorized to work in the US, you can apply for the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number instead from the Internal Revenue Service. In such a case, you will also need to contact the IRS or visit them in person and request for Form W-7.

If a government agency or some other business asks for your social security number but you do not have any, you can ask them if they can identify you by other means. In most instances, you will get the license or service that you need without the social security number.

How to contact social security

There are numerous ways that you can use to contact social security in the United States. However, the most convenient way of contacting the agency anytime is by visiting their main website, www.socialsecurity.gov. If you cannot access the internet at that time, then you can contact the agency through an automated telephone service which is available 24/7. You can also call the agency if you want to speak in person with one of the customer service agents. Either way, the agency will always try its best to get back to you.

The answer to your question; yes, you can apply for and get a social security number and the card even as a non-US citizen.

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Obituary Notice for Vermont/National Press Outlets Thomas H. Naylor, Founder of the Second Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/obituary-notice-for-vermont-national-press-outlets-thomas-h-naylor-founder-of-the-second-vermont-republic/ Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:22:58 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=30 Dubbed “Tom Paine for the 21st Century” by Utne magazine’s Jay Walljasper, Thomas H. Naylor (1936-2012) of Charlotte, Vermont was Professor Emeritus of Economics at Duke University, as well as a writer and a political activist. He passed away on December 12, 2012, after complications resulting from a stroke, and is survived by his wife Magdalena Naylor, his son Alexander, …

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Dubbed “Tom Paine for the 21st Century” by Utne magazine’s Jay Walljasper, Thomas H. Naylor (1936-2012) of Charlotte, Vermont was Professor Emeritus of Economics at Duke University, as well as a writer and a political activist. He passed away on December 12, 2012, after complications resulting from a stroke, and is survived by his wife Magdalena Naylor, his son Alexander, and his daughter Susanne Powell.

Thomas H. Naylor grew up in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1950s where his father’s admonishments to always be concerned about “what people will think” fell on deaf ears. He earned a B.S. in mathematics from Mississippi’s Millseps College, a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University, an M.B.A. from Indiana University, and Ph.D from Tulane University. Upon completing his doctoral work, Naylor joined the faculty of Duke University, where he taught economics, management science and computer science for 30 years. While at Duke, Naylor also co-founded the L.Q.C. Lamar Society in 1969, a bi-racial organization whose goal was to foster political leadership among progressive young Southerners, among whose members included Jimmy Carter, Julian Bond, Andrew Young, Winthrop Rockefeller, Maynard Jackson and Terry Sanford by the early 1970s.

In 2003, shortly after moving to Vermont, Naylor founded the Second Vermont Republic (SVR), arguing that the United States had become an ungovernable Empire, much like its former nemesis the Soviet Union. He described SVR as “a nonviolent citizens network and think tank opposed to the tyranny of Corporate America and the US government and committed to the return of Vermont to its status as an independent republic, as it had been between 1777 and 1791.” Naylor labeled himself “a left-leaning libertarian with strong anarchist tendencies,” suggesting that Americans faced two enemies, the US government and Corporate America, the latter of which owns the former.

Naylor was vehemently anti-war, arguing that wars are always fought about money, power, wealth, size and greed, and are designed to serve the interests of political elites pretending to be patriots, who demonize their alleged enemies so as to manipulate their minions into sacrificing their lives for false ideals. Thomas published three books on decentralism and secession: Downsizing the USA (1997), The Vermont Manifesto (2003), and Secession (2008), and provided insights into the relationship between individual will, secession, and the state, writing:

The decision to secede necessarily involves a very personal, painful process. By far the most difficult step in the process of deciding to embrace secession is the emotional one of letting go of one’s images of America as “the home of the free and the brave” and “the greatest nation in the world.” These images have been ingrained in most of us since early childhood. The decision to secede involves reaching the point where you are unwilling to risk going down with the Titanic and must seek out other options while there are still other options on the table. Secession is one such option. It may very well be the only viable option available to us.”

This entry was posted in Obituary on October 5, 2015.

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Obituary Thomas H Naylor Dec 2012 Charlotte News https://vermontrepublic.org/obituary-thomas-h-naylor-dec-2012-charlotte-news/ Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:27:58 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=33 Thomas Herbert Naylor died unexpectedly on Dec. 12, 2012, at FAHC, after suffering a stroke. He was 76. Born on May 30, 1936, in Jackson, Mississippi to Thomas Hector and Martha (Watkins), Naylor earned a BS in Math., from Millsaps College, a BS in Indsl. Engineering from Columbia University, an MBA in Quantitative Bus. Analysis from …

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Thomas Herbert Naylor died unexpectedly on Dec. 12, 2012, at FAHC, after suffering a stroke. He was 76. Born on May 30, 1936, in Jackson, Mississippi to Thomas Hector and Martha (Watkins), Naylor earned a BS in Math., from Millsaps College, a BS in Indsl. Engineering from Columbia University, an MBA in Quantitative Bus. Analysis from Indiana University, and a PhD in Economics from Tulane University. He was Professor of Economics at Duke University from 1964 until 1993, teaching economics, management science, and computer science. While at Duke, Naylor was also an international management consultant advising major corporations and governments in over thirty countries. Naylor later left business and turned to political and social analysis and activism. He was executive director and founder of the L.Q.C. Lamar Society. The society’s 1972 publication “You Can’t Eat Magnolias” was s stirring manifesto for change and growth in the modern South. His book entitled “Computer Simulation Experiments with Models of Economic Systems” was translated into Russian in 1975 and sold more copies in the Soviet Union than in USA. As an expert on Soviet economy he predicted the collapse of Soviet Union in early 80s, years before the actual collapse. In 2003 he founded the Second Vermont Republic advocating Vermont’s secession from the Union as well as the dissolution of the American Empire. Naylor was not only an extraordinarily accomplished economist and academic but also visionary, innovator, independent thinker and a prolific writer. He published over 30 books; his articles appeared in major American and international newspapers and magazines. Naylor moved to Vermont in 1993 with his wife, Magdalena Naylor, professor of psychiatry at UVM and FAHC, and their son Alexander. He was a devoted husband and father to son Alexander and daughter Susanne Powell, wonderful friend, and conversationalist. He was never afraid of changing the course of his life or the thought that guided it. In Naylor’s words, “We may simply take leave of life with these cogent words, ‘I rebel, therefore, I am.’”

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