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Your use of this web site constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth below.  You must not access our web pages, and you must refrain from further use of this web site if you do not agree to all the following terms.  By accessing this web site you affirm that you are an individual of at least 18 years of age, or, if under 18, that you are accessing this web site with the full consent of your parent or guardian.  akdart.com (referred to hereinafter as "The Dart Web Site" or "the site" or "this site" or "this web site" or "our web site" or "our site" or "we" or "us" or perhaps even "akdart.com") is gratuitously provided as a public service for your personal and non-commercial use, and is intended for your amusement, education and entertainment only.  If at any time you choose not to accept these terms and conditions of use, please discontinue the use of this site.  If you are dissatisfied with any of the material on akdart.com, or with any of our terms, conditions, rules, policies, guidelines or practices in operating the site, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this web site.

If you have not already done so, please take some time to familiarize yourself with these terms and conditions.  Note that these terms and conditions may change from time to time and it is your responsibility to check for such updates.  We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, amend, remove, or add to these terms and conditions at any time without notice.  Such modifications shall be effective immediately upon their appearance on this page.  Your continued use of the site following such changes shall mean that you accept the changes.  Your use of this site will be subject to the most current version of this Disclaimer at the time of such use.  This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between akdart.com and you with respect to the subject matter contained in this agreement and supersedes all previous and contemporaneous agreements, proposals and communications, whether written or oral.

We reserve the right to change the content, presentation, performance, user interface and availability of any part of this web site at our sole discretion, at any time, (including these terms and conditions of use, as outlined in the preceding paragraph), and you should therefore check these terms and conditions of use regularly for any changes.

OPINIONS EXPRESSED HEREIN

Views expressed on this web site and all editorial comments or other statements of opinion linked to and from this web site are presented for your consideration only and are not necessarily the views of Andrew K. Dart, his employer, his family members, or any other person.  This web site provides certain information that is, at the time presented, believed to be an accurate portrayal of facts.  Expressions of opinion on this web site are protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, and will be defended on that basis.

As they say at the pharmacy, "If irritation develops, discontinue use."

ACCURACY, SUITABILITY AND TIMELINESS

This web site contains numerous facts, views, opinions, statements and recommendations of third party individuals and organizations.  Ideas and issues discussed on these pages generally reflect the opinions of the editor, made on the basis of information found at sites and locations which are all referenced and linked, as well as conversations and correspondence with people whom we believe to be well meaning, honest and accurate, but may not be completely objective.  Information provided on this web site is believed to be reliable, truthful and accurate when posted, and most of it has been obtained by us from sources believed to be very reliable.  While we have used reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information found here, and while we intend for the information contained in this web site to be accurate, beneficial and informative, we do not guarantee that this information is without error, nor do we make any other representation, certification, warranty or guarantee that the information is accurate, complete, understandable, verifiable, correct, true, up-to-date, and completely free of technical inaccuracies or factual or typographical errors, or that the information will always be timely.  After all, errors sometimes occur, and sometimes the best information becomes outdated.  We will from time to time revise the information in this web site, and reserve the right to make such changes without notice.  We reserve the right to remove or alter, for any reason, or for no reason, any contents of this web site without notice.

The site is intended to be "family friendly," that is, suitable for viewing by general audiences; however, you should be aware that a number of unsavory topics are discussed on this web site, including abortion, violent criminal behavior, lies, corruption, same-sex marriage, and the atrocities found in Islamic cultures.

By proceeding you hereby agree to assume all liability and risk for your use or the results of your use of any graphics or written materials.  The information on this web site is provided "as is" with all its faults and without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied.  Any actions you take based on whatever you saw, or think you saw, on this site are entirely your own responsibility.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Any copyrighted material on these pages is in "fair use" for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be promptly removed at the request of copyright owner(s).  All graphics used on this web site are believed to be in the public domain, or are used with express or implied permission.  From time to time we may display text or graphics on this web site which have previously appeared elsewhere on the internet.  For example, most of the words and phrases in this disclaimer are those found in various other web sites' disclaimers.  If you are the owner of copyrighted graphics or other materials in use at this web site, and you wish to have them removed, please right away.  Use of trademarks, copyrighted graphics or text are all presented in strict accordance with First Amendment rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and 17 USC 107:  "The fair use of a copyrighted work ... for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright."
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Each and every page on this web site is protected as a collective work or compilation under U.S. copyright and other laws and treaties.  Except as stated below, you may not use, copy, reproduce, modify, transfer, create derivative works from, distribute, republish, download, store, display, post or transmit in any form or by any means, including electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or other means, all or part of the information, data, logos, graphics, music, sounds, slogans, indicia, images, photographs and other elements and materials found on this web site, in any form, without our prior written permission.  The information contained in this web site including this Disclaimer is being gratuitously provided to you but remains the property of Andrew K. Dart.

You agree to use this web site solely for your own noncommercial use and benefit, and not for resale or other transfer or disposition to, or use by or for the benefit of, any other person or entity.  You agree not to use, transfer, distribute or dispose of any information contained in this web site in any manner that could diminish the value of akdart.com or adversely affect its reputation.  You recognize that akdart.com has been developed, compiled, prepared, revised, selected and arranged through the application of methods and standards of judgment developed and applied through the expenditure of substantial time, effort and money and constitutes valuable intellectual property and trade secrets of akdart.com.

The use of akdart.com to sell a product or service, or to attract, increase or divert traffic to your own web site for commercial reasons, such as advertising sales, is expressly forbidden.

The information, content, graphics, text, sounds, images, buttons, trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos contained in this web site — and their selection and arrangement — are protected by copyright, trademark, database right, sui generis rights and other intellectual property laws, under national laws and international treaties.  The content provided on this web site may be displayed and printed for your personal, internal and non-commercial use only.  You are granted a limited license solely for your own personal, non-commercial use to refer to, bookmark or point to any page within this web site, and to download the materials contained on this web site to a single personal computer, and to print a single hard copy of the materials contained on this web site for your own personal reference, provided however that all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices are left intact.  You may not distribute such copies to others, whether or not in electronic form, whether or not for a charge or other consideration, without prior written consent of the owner of the materials.  Visitors or users are not permitted to modify, copy, frame, reproduce, sell, distribute, publish, display, transmit or create derivative works from any material found on this site for any public or commercial purposes without our written consent.

You may not "mirror" any materials contained on this web site on any other server without our prior written permission.  Framing of the content of akdart.com in any way, or any other activity that may create a misimpression or confusion among users with respect to sponsorship or affiliation, is expressly prohibited.  We retain the intellectual property rights to the information created by us, including all text, slogans, HTML code, multimedia clips, images, graphics, indicia, icons, Java code, Javascript, procedures, programs, methods of presentation, screen formats, all source code, and the selection and arrangement of the contents of akdart.com.

Materials appearing on or underlying this website may not be linked copied, stored, transmitted by any means, including but not limited to electronic, mechanical, scanning, photocopying, or recording, without the prior express written permission of Andrew K. Dart.

You may, on an occasional and irregular basis, disseminate an insubstantial portion of the content of this web site, for a legal and noncommercial purpose, without charge, if it is transmitted in non-electronic form to a limited number of individuals, provided you include all copyright and other proprietary rights notices with such portion of the content in the same form in which the notices appear in this web site, original source attribution, and the phrase "Used with permission from akdart.com".  The grant of this limited license is conditional on your agreement to, and compliance with, all of these terms and conditions of use.  No other use of the materials appearing on or underlying this website may be made.

The phrase "Intellectual Property Rights" refers to all inventions, discoveries, trademarks, patents, trade names, copyrights, jingles, slogans, indicia, musical arrangements, know-how, intellectual property, software, shop rights, licenses, developments, research data, designs, technology, trade secrets, test procedures, processes, route lists, computer programs, source code, computer discs, computer tapes, literature, reports and other confidential information, intellectual and similar intangible property rights, whether or not patentable or copyrightable (or otherwise subject to legally enforceable restrictions or protections against unauthorized third party usage), and any and all applications for, registrations of and extensions, divisions, renewals and reissuance of, any of the foregoing, and rights therein, including without limitation (a) rights under any royalty or licensing agreements, and (b) programming and programming rights, whether on film, tape or any other medium now in existence or yet to be invented.

Users are not granted a license or any rights under any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right in the material or the products, services, or technology described herein.  All such rights are retained by us; moreover, any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by us.

The legal analysis of any situation depends on a variety of factors which cannot be properly represented or accounted for on a web page.  The information in this Disclaimer is intended as general information only, and is not intended to serve as legal advice or as a substitute for legal counsel.  No advice or counsel is provided in or by this web site.

RELIABILITY

As a user of the internet, you understand and agree that temporary interruptions of this web site may occur as normal events, and you understand and agree that we have no control over third party networks you may access in the course of the use of this web site, and therefore, delays and disruption of other network transmissions are completely beyond our control.  From time to time, akdart.com may be temporarily unavailable due to maintenance or for many other reasons.  Because of the number of possible sources of information available through this web site, and the inherent hazards and uncertainties of electronic distribution, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in such information.  We are not responsible for extraordinary and unreasonable interruptions of service, or for mistakes, omissions, delays, errors and defects (including, but not limited to, interruption of service, deletion of files, loss of or damage to data, and damages resulting from computer viruses) in gratuitously providing this web site for your amusement, education and entertainment.  Due diligence is to be measured by our proprietary standards of reasonableness and prudence.

In no event will akdart.com be liable to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, for any reason whatsoever.

We do not warrant that this web site is compatible with your computer equipment or that our web site is free of errors or viruses, worms, trojans, or any other harmful, invasive, or corrupted files, and is not liable for any damage you may suffer as a result of such destructive features.  You accept that akdart.com has the right to change the content or technical specifications of any aspect of this web site at any time at our sole discretion.  You further accept that such changes may result in your being unable to access this web site.

We do not warrant that any functions contained in this web site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this web site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.  This disclaimer is clear and conspicuous (that is, the disclaimer is written so that a reasonable person against whom it is to operate ought to have noticed it) and fully relieves us from any liability for any infection by computer virus, bug, tampering, unauthorized access, intervention, alteration or use, fraud, theft, technical failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay, or any event or occurrence beyond our control, which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness and integrity or proper conduct of any aspect of this web site.  We specifically exclude all liability which we may otherwise have to you as a result of any technical, factual, textual or typographical inaccuracies, errors or omissions on or relating to the content of akdart.com.

FORCE MAJEURE
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Under no circumstances shall we be liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, any of the following:  NATURAL DISASTERS:  acts of God, epidemics, blight, infestation, crop failure, pestilence, famine, plague, killer bees, over-exploitation of natural resources, volcanic eruption, landslides, earthquakes, failure of a dam or levee, subsidence, sink holes, erosion, supernovae, eclipses, planetary alignment, geomagnetic storms, sunspots, solar flares, extraordinary electromagnetic radiation from the sun, asteroid impact or other space calamity; ATMOSPHERIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:  wind storm, rain storm, ice storm, snow, hail, graupel, thunderstorm, dust storm, sand storm, haboob, tropical storm, hurricane, chinook, derecho, sirocco, high tides, tornado, blizzard, thunder, lightning, sonic boom, floods, tidal wave, seiche, squall, williwaw, avalanche, drought, mudslide, greenhouse effect, stratospheric ozone depletion, global warming whether real or imaginary, first- or second-hand smoke; CHEMICAL AND ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS:  grass fire, brush fire, electrical fire, wildfire, conflagration, explosion, nurndation, electrical power failure, nuclear accident, energy shortage, brownout, power surges, ruptured pipes, loss of (or fluctuations in) heat, light, or air conditioning, telephone line noise, electrostatic discharge; COMPUTER PROBLEMS:  computer hardware or software incompatibility or miscalculation resulting from time or date storage format (e.g., Y2K, leap year, leap seconds, daylight saving time), internet failures, failures of computer equipment, telecommunications equipment or other equipment; LABOR DIFFICULTIES:  labor unrest, strikes, lockouts, work stoppages or other labor disturbances, critical shortages of labor or materials; CIVIL UNREST:  riots, civil disturbances, civil disobedience, civil unrest, demonstrations, arrests, rebellion, sabotage, blockades, vandalism, burglary, malicious mischief, acts of terrorism or other terrorist activities, lockout, insurrection, revolution, jail breaks, the actions of prison escapees or fugitives, hostage incidents, political unrest, armed conflicts, militia actions, ethnic clashes, road rage; GOVERNMENT ACTION:  conventional war, nuclear war, biological war, electronic warfare, or act of war (whether declared or not), embargoes, unlawful or unconstitutional government actions, extraordinary government intervention, orders of domestic, foreign or international courts or tribunals, requirement or restriction of any government or judicial entity, national emergency, restraint by court order or public authority, the use of one or more weapons of mass destruction (WMD), including atomic weapons or nuclear fusion or fission, radioactive contamination; or OTHER UNFORESEEABLE CIRCUMSTANCES:  non-performance of third parties, hazardous materials incident, building or bridge collapse, the crash of any aircraft whether intentional or otherwise, toxic spills, train derailments, marine oil spills, a "Black Swan" event, any unavoidable accident, inability to obtain or delay in obtaining adequate labor, contracts, equipment, materials, transport or supplies, export delays in producing countries, insolvency on the part of a subcontractor, archeological site discoveries, industrial disputes or civil commotion, failure of third parties to deliver goods, invasion by extraterrestrials, and any other cause beyond our reasonable control and which we are unable to overcome by the exercise of reasonable diligence and at reasonable cost.

PERSONAL INJURY

We are not responsible for any physical or mental injury to any person or persons as a result of using this web site, including but not limited to, headache, eye strain, fatigue, sleep deprivation, internet addiction, tendonitis, cumulative trauma disorder, writer's cramp, musculoskeletal disorders, repetitive stress injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, sciatica, chronic fatigue syndrome, static exertion, loss of balance or coordination, radiation exposure, attention deficit disorder, numbness or tingling in the extremities, caffeine addiction, hair loss, indigestion, loss of appetite, dry mouth, sweating, dizziness, paresthesia, fatigue, malaise, agoraphobia, search engine dependence syndrome, hallucinations, hostility, hypokinesia, lightheadedness, changes in sexual function, obesity, paranoia, phobia, obsessive compulsive disorders, or social ostracism.

Tell your doctor if you experience amnesia, euphoria, hallucinations, psychosis, seizures, coma, or death, as these may be signs of serious side effects.

SPONSORS AND AFFILIATIONS

This web site accepts no advertising, sponsorships, grants, donations, royalties, gifts, finder's fees, commissions, reimbursement, inducements, or corporate subsidy of any kind; is not compensated for listing products and services; and is not sustained, endorsed or approved by any political, special interest or parent organization.

Nothing on this web site shall be construed as an attempt to influence the passage of legislation or to influence any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office or any political party.

OUTGOING LINKS

Many pages of this web site contain numerous links to other web sites.  Such links are provided for your reference and convenience only.  Once you leave our site, you're on your own.  We do not comprehensively review or monitor all the web sites linked to or from this web site.  Linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the content of any linked site, including, without limitation, any link contained in a linked site, or products purchased from a linked site, or any modifications made to a linked site.  Links to third party sites do not imply partnerships, relationships or affiliations with such third parties.  No judgment or warranty is made with respect to the accuracy, timeliness, veracity, appropriateness or suitability of the contents of any web site to which akdart.com may link, including information on such other web site regarding akdart.com.

The inclusion of a link to an external web site and any comments about the contents thereof should not be construed as either endorsement, approval or disapproval of the external site or its contents, even if that appears to be the purpose of such comments, nor do such links and comments imply any association with other web site operators.  Any mention of (and links to) third party companies and commercial products are for informational purposes only, simply to be inclusive.  The mere mention of specific product, service or company names does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by akdart.com.  In most cases, links to other web sites will open in a new browser window, just to emphasize that we are not responsible for their content.  While every effort is made to remove outdated links, or links to defunct sites, we cannot guarantee that the hyperlinks set out on this web site will be accurate and valid at the time of your access.

Additionally, if you arrived at this web site by following a link from someone else's web site, you should not infer any endorsement of the referring web site.  In most cases it is an honor to be mentioned on other people's web sites, but there are a few sites (linking to this one) with which we want no association.

Other web sites and internet resources are occasionally characterized in our Links pages as "Good" or "Excellent"; however, this is a superficial recommendation and is not intended to cause anyone to believe that a complete and continual review of any other web site has been undertaken, or that we necessarily agree with everything stated on any other site.  Furthermore, the designation "New" signifies nothing other than the recent appearance of this item in our lists (i.e., it's new to akdart.com, even if it was published long ago).

Naturally, these terms and conditions apply only to akdart.com, and not to the sites of any other companies or organizations, including those to which this web site may link.

INCOMING LINKS

We encourage you to link to our site.  (Many thanks to those who have already.)  There is no need to ask our permission before linking; however, certain restrictions apply.  You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of akdart.com so long as the link does not portray akdart.com in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter.  We ask that you link to top level pages rather than pages deep in the site structure, because we reserve the right to change the organization of our site without notice.  You are free to establish a hypertext link to this site from your home page, as long as the page containing the link properly attributes the linked site to akdart.com and does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by ours or vice versa.  Please LINK to the information rather than copying the information into a page at your site.  In the case of specific individual graphics, please do not "hot link" from this web site.  Graphics appearing on this site may not be used on any other web site without the express permission of akdart.com and/or the original copyright holder.  Mirroring and/or serving this information from your local site is not allowed.  You may not copy our indexes or lists of links.  Original compilations of indexes, links, and other introductory material on this web site, including all the design and organization of the pages themselves, are Copyright © 1999-2016 by Andrew K. Dart.

NO GUARANTEES

All content available through this web site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.  We make no warranty that this web site will meet your requirements, or that its operation will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor do we make any warranty as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the this web site.  No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you through or from this web site shall create any warranty.

VIRAL CONTAMINATION

We assume that you understand and agree that any material and/or data uploaded, downloaded, or otherwise obtained through the use of this web site is done at your own risk, and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the upload or download of such data.  Because of the marked increase in the fabrication and proliferation of computer viruses affecting the internet, you should beware of infections or viral contamination on your system.

While every reasonable effort is made to ensure that information provided through this web site does not contain computer viruses, you should take reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses and should ensure that you have a complete and current backup of important or irreplaceable information contained on your computer system.

WEB SITE SECURITY

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of this web site, including, without limitation, (a) using this web site for any illegal purpose, (b) accessing data not intended for your viewing or logging into a server or account which you are not authorized to access, (c) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization or (d) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network.  Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability.  We will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

We expressly reserve the right to monitor any and all use of this web site.

AMENDMENTS AND MODIFICATIONS

The information and materials contained in this web site and these terms and conditions of use are subject to change without notice.  We suggest that you check these terms periodically for changes.  We may amend this agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on the web site and such terms shall be effective for all use of this web site and services once they are posted.

COUNTER

We may or may not feature a counter, or something that appears to be a counter, on various pages of akdart.com.  These counters may or may not keep an accurate count, may not necessarily start at zero, may or may not be visible, and may or may not even be a counter.  Information is occasionally collected from these counter values to determine which pages are the most frequently visited, which enables us to concentrate our efforts on those pages.

PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY

You acknowledge and confirm that the internet is not a secure medium where privacy can be ensured, and that complete security and complete confidentiality over the internet is not currently possible without the use of encryption.  We do not recommend use of the Internet, including e-mail, for the transmission of confidential, proprietary, and/or otherwise sensitive information.  Internet e-mail is vulnerable to interception, especially by the US government, and is susceptible to forgery unless protected by a product like PGP.  Your confidential use of this web site cannot be guaranteed and you acknowledge that your use of this web site (including information you transmit to us) may be subject to access by, or disclosure to, other persons.  We will not be responsible or liable for any harm that you or any other person may suffer in connection with any such breach of confidentiality or security.

COOKIES

We may or may not use cookies to track user areas of interest.  So far, we have made no great effort to identify or track visitors to this site, although Quantcast is doing some work in that regard, and of course the United States government is believed to be sifting through all internet traffic.  (They do not rely on cookies for what they're doing.)  You do not need to have cookies turned on to use any area of this web site.  If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence.  You can also refuse all cookies through the use of an option in your browser.  However, sometimes cookies may be necessary in order to provide features such as race-based redirection or customized delivery of certain information.

If you're interested in this topic, be sure to read A Brief Explanation of Cookies.

YOUR COMMENTS

We look forward to communicating with you and have provided many places on this Web site for you to contact us, and welcome your comments about akdart.com.  For example, we would appreciate it if you would if and when you have set up a link to our site, learned something from our site, or if you find any aspect of it especially informative or entertaining.

UNSOLICITED CREATIVE SUBMISSIONS

We will not review or consider any unsolicited creative submissions.  We hope you will understand that this policy is intended to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings in the event that projects developed by our professional staff might seem to be indistinguishable from other people's creative work.  However if you do send us any unsolicited creative idea, suggestion, information, data or other material, it shall immediately become our property.  This means that you grant us the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, distribute, import, broadcast, transmit, publish, translate, create derivative works from, license, sell, offer to sell, rent, lease or lend copies of, communicate to the public, publicly perform and/or display the submission (in whole or in part) worldwide, and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or yet to be invented, as well as the rights to the development, manufacture and marketing of products using such information.  All rights in this paragraph are granted to us without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you.

PROHIBITIONS AND TERMINATION

As a condition of your use of this web site, you warrant to us that you will not use this web site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices.  We now reiterate, as forcefully as possible, that you may not use this web site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair our web site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of this site.  You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided through this site.  Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of this web site is restricted to authorized users only.

We may cancel or terminate your right to use this web site or any part of this web site at any time without notice, for any reason or for no reason.  In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access the part of this web site affected by such cancellation or termination.  However the restrictions imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from this web site, and the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in these terms of service, shall remain unaffected by the cancellation or termination.

HEADINGS

The captions and section headings used herein are inserted only as a matter of convenience, and in no way define, limit or in any other way describe or constrain the scope of this disclaimer or the intent of any provision hereof.

ENFORCEMENT OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

If any part of these terms and conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of remaining provisions.

FREE ADVICE ABOUT FREE ADVICE

All content on this web site (including the information relating to medical, financial, construction, scientific experimentation or other activities that could result in damage, injury or death) is for informational purposes only.  You should not act or rely upon any information shown at this web site without seeking the advice of a professional.  The information contained in or made available through akdart.com including, but not limited to, newsletters, articles, comments, remarks, jargon, buzzwords, opinions and views, is provided for non-commercial news reporting, educational, entertainment, discussion and information purposes only, and cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to, financial, medical, legal, political, engineering, accounting or tax matters, and should not be relied upon in that respect.  In particular, you should regularly consult a doctor in all matters relating to physical or mental health, particularly concerning any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.  The information on this web site is not specific medical advice for any individual.  The content of this site should not substitute medical advice from a health professional.  If you have a health problem, speak to your doctor or a health professional immediately about your condition.  This information should not be considered complete and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, call, consultation or advice of your physician or other professionals, or any information contained on or in any product packaging or labels.  We do not recommend the self-management of health problems, and we especially do not recommend the duplication or emulation of any activity, device or process described on any page of our web site.  We do not render legal, medical, engineering, investment, spiritual, or other professional services or advice.  Persons needing such advice are advised to seek private and personal counsel with a well-trained and heavily insured professional.

LANGUAGE

The English language is used throughout this web site, to the exclusion of all others, except for the infrequent use of Latin, French or Spanish words and phrases, where such phrases are part of a quotation or are deemed necessary by the Editor.  Service in languages other than English is not available at this web site, and any misunderstandings arising from your own translation from English to another language are entirely your responsibility.

Please note that special interest web sites like akdart.com do not set the stage for the English language, nor is the editor an authority on the correct usage of English.

OTHER PROVISIONS

Every aspect of this disclaimer applies to the disclaimer itself, except for this sentence.  Any waiver of any provision of these terms and conditions, in order to be valid, must be made in writing and personally signed in permanent ink by Andrew K. Dart, using his usual and customary signature.

We control, operate and publish this site from our offices in the United States of America.  We do not represent that materials on this site are appropriate or available for use in other locations.  Persons who choose to access this site from locations outside the United States do so on their own initiative, at their own risk, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.  Because the international political climate is somewhat volatile, you are not welcome to visit this web site if you are located in, a resident of, or a citizen of, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods.  You are also unwelcome here if you are listed on the United States Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders.  Additionally, if you are a non-immigrant national or citizen of Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Eritrea, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates or Yemen, please browse elsewhere on the internet.

Some material on this web site may lack serious literary, artistic, political, educational or scientific value; however, we make every effort to adhere to customary standards for material suitable for public display.  Every page on this web site contains remarks and comments within the HTML source code and, in some cases, steganographic messages which are not immediately apparent to the average internet user.  Nevertheless you should be aware that these remarks and messages are transmitted through the internet and into your computer whenever you visit our site.  Such remarks and messages usually fall within the "customary standards for material suitable for public display" as mentioned above; however, the standards are understandably less stringent for material which is ordinarily invisible.  Fictitious names of companies, products, people, characters and/or data mentioned herein are not intended to represent any real individual, company, product or event.

The information on this web site is not intended for trading purposes.  Any assertion about classified intelligence programs based on material found on this web site is wholly speculative.  Nothing contained herein should be construed as an attempt to aid or hinder the passage of any legislation before Congress.

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