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  • Help! Need Help With German Translation

    12/15/2017 6:11:21 AM PST · by notdownwidems · 48 replies
    15 DEC 2017 | David Kielek
    Freepers: I am in the process of translating, for the first time, a non-fiction book from it's original German into English. As a non-German speaker, I am attempting to use Google Translate, and a painstaking paragraph-by-paragraph mode. However, there are some letters in the original text that are not present on an English keyboard. Particularly a letter that resembles a stylized capital B. Not knowing what sound this iteration represents, I have been using guesswork to try to overcome my ignorance, with only mixed results. For instance, the sentence "Junge Burgersohne, die bisher Sportseglermutzen getragen hatten, lie(stylized B)en sie jetzt...
  • Appearance on the John Batchelor Show

    I was on the John Batchelor Show last Thursday talking about Project Vanguard, GPS and my book GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones.
  • "Saving K-12" -– Why you may want this book

    12/09/2017 3:02:39 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 30 replies
    Bruce Deitrick Price ^ | Dec. 8, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    1) Good Christmas present for smart people. Somewhat complex sophistries are explained in simple terms. It’s fun knowing how this stuff works. 2) This book is a guidebook to what’s really going on in our public schools. Weird, unproven theories and methods are commonplace, such as Sight-words to teach reading, Constructivism to teach knowledge, Common Core Math to teach arithmetic, and so on. Once you understand these gimmicks, then you can fight back more successfully against the school system. 3) A group, whether 2 people or 20 people, can use this book to initiate and focus discussions. You can pick...
  • Animal Farm, SJWs, and Identity Politics

    12/08/2017 8:48:22 AM PST · by Discoshaman · 4 replies
    Byte-Size Politics ^ | 12/8/2017 | J. Wesley Bush
    Many social justice activists have become the very thing they originally hated -- racist, sexist, marginalizing, and bigoted.
  • Travis McGee (Matt Bracken) making his books free on Kindle beginning Sunday

    12/02/2017 4:53:40 PM PST · by Travis McGee · 92 replies
    Amazon kindle store ^ | December 2, 2017 | Matthew Bracken
    Starting tonight at midnight California (Amazon) time, my books will be free to download on Kindle. One title per day through all six of them, including my new counter-jihad novel The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun. Merry Christmas, Freepers!
  • Joe Klein, Author Of ‘Primary Colors’: I Was A Bill Clinton Enabler

    11/21/2017 1:54:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    WBUR-FM ^ | November 21, 2017
    The journalist Joe Klein, a leading Bill Clinton chronicler in the 1990s, said Tuesday that he was an “enabler” for defending the then-president. Klein said in an interview with the NPR show On Point that he didn’t think Democrats today would stand by Clinton the way they did in the 1990s as the cultural landscape has shifted on sexual misconduct. “I must confess to having been a Clinton enabler during that time,” Klein told guest host Jane Clayson. “In that I defended him, and we all knew that he was a cad. There's no question about that. But it was...
  • Clinton supporters cheer, cry at book signing in downtown Austin

    11/19/2017 6:33:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | November 17, 2017 | Johnathan Silver
    For Lulu Flores, it still hurts. “I really feel for her,” Flores said as her eyes welled. “She did not let anybody down. I felt like we let her down.” On Nov. 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. His opponent, Hillary Clinton, had been considered the favorite in the race. Clinton won the popular vote, but Trump bested her in the Electoral College. Clinton — who met with hundreds of supporters and readers at BookPeople on Friday to sign copies of her book, “What Happened,” about the 2016 campaign — seems to have moved on....
  • Chelsea Has Announced An International Companion To Her Best-Selling Children's Book 'She Persisted'

    11/16/2017 9:02:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Bustle ^ | November 17, 2017 | Kerri Jarema
    After Chelsea Clinton's mother, Hillary Rodham Clinton, lost a historical, and contentious, presidential campaign, women everywhere were responding to sexism not only in politics, but across our culture. Senator Elizabeth Warren launched a feminist rallying cry around "Nevertheless, She Persisted," a statement used against her by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when she tried to speak up against Jeff Sessions' confirmation as Attorney General. For her part, Chelsea Clinton announced that she would be foraying into picture books, and it seemed like just the right move for the advocate and author. Already the author of It's Your World, a middle...
  • For Hillary Clinton, dreams die hard

    11/15/2017 6:24:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | November 15, 2017 | Carl Golden
    Nothing, it seems, energizes Bill and Hillary Clinton's dedicated band of camp followers faster or with greater intensity than suggestions that responsibility for her devastating loss last November lay with the campaign itself. Democratic Party apparatchiks and sympathizers in the media who cling to the Clintons like barnacles to the hull of a garbage scow spring into action at the first hint of accusations that the campaign team was grotesquely dysfunctional, beset by power struggles and populated by egomaniacal backstabbers. Their latest target is longtime Democratic Party activist and former national chair Donna Brazile, whose recently published book "Hacks" is...
  • Donna Brazile: I should have 'channeled' Michelle Obama instead of telling critics to 'go to hell'

    11/09/2017 10:36:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 8, 2017 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile said she should have “channeled” former first lady Michelle Obama instead of telling her critics “go to hell” earlier this week after Brazile revealed "proof" that the Hillary Clinton's campaign had made inroads to take over the DNC during the 2016 campaign. “I want to channel another woman who I admire so much, and that is Michelle Obama, who said when they go low, you go high,” Brazile told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night. “And perhaps what I did on Sunday when I told some of my detractors to...
  • Hillary Clinton Guest-Edited a Special Issue of Teen Vogue

    11/08/2017 8:14:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | November 8, 2017 | Sam Reed
    "Teen Vogue takes teen girls seriously and understands that style and substance aren’t mutually exclusive," says the former Democratic presidential nominee. Teen Vogue's "woke" coverage of sociopolitical issues over the past two years has drawn ire from critics (Tucker Carlson among the most vocal), but with its latest cover star, the glossy just proved that its expanded focus is more than just a phase. The title secured Hillary Clinton as a guest editor and cover star for a special edition of the Conde Nast publication, which hits newsstands Dec. 5. Additionally, it was announced that she will serve as the...
  • Tuesday: A November Sort of Day

    11/07/2017 5:13:19 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-7-17 | MOTUS
    It’s a November sort of day…A good day for raking leaves and making soup. The leaves are easy, but what kind of soup? Beef barley?Borscht?(the only way MOTUS will eat beets, as many of you know)Split pea?Carrot ginger?Aren’t the colors and textures of fall awesome?  Today I’m just going to enjoy them, and when the early darkness creeps in I’ll dine on whatever soup emerges from my simmering pot before curling up to re-read Ann of Green Gables. “We couldn't enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.” Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #695 Brings STEVE to 'America's Heartland' (& Out of HYDRA's Shadow)

    11/05/2017 2:50:45 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 91 replies ^ | October 31, 2017 | George Marston
    This week, the fan-favorite Daredevil creative team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee bring Captain America out of Secret Empire and into “Legacy.” And despite the initiative’s focus on the past, Waid and Samnee are all about moving Steve Rogers forward - out of Hydra, and out of New York. Starting with November 1’s Captain America #695, Rogers will leave the big city to get back in touch with the heartland of America. Newsarama spoke to Waid and Samnee on the eve of the issue’s release to find out what it takes to get Steve Rogers back in America’s good...
  • 2016 Democratic Primaries Rigged [semi-satire]

    11/03/2017 11:05:12 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    This week, an excerpt from former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile's forthcoming book asserted that the DNC conspired with Hillary Clinton to rig the Party's primary system to cheat Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders out of the presidential nomination. Ironically, Brazile lost her gig at CNN when Wikileaks revealed that she abetted the cheating by giving Hillary Clinton an advance peak at debate questions. Brazile expressed shock that in exchange for a $20 million cash payment, the DNC under her predecessor Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (Fla) sold controlling interest to Hillary Clinton. "I don't know whether that was illegal, but it...
  • Newent students meet Hillary Clinton

    10/30/2017 8:51:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Worcester News ^ | October 30, 2017 | Gary Bills-Geddes
    NEWENT Community School students relished the chance to put Hilary Clinton under pressure at the recent Cheltenham Literature. And they left the event inspired. Hillary Clinton came to Cheltenham to discuss, among other things, her hatred of Donald Trump and why she lost the election. In the audience were forty students from nine surrounding schools and students studying journalism from Gloucestershire University, but Newent pupils had questioned lined up too. A spokesman said: "The talk was based around an interview with Mariella Frostrup who asked questions regarding her book 'What Happened'; which is her in-depth study of the 2016 presidential...
  • What is Halloween ComicFest?

    10/28/2017 2:15:51 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies ^ | Oct 20, 2017 | Halloween ComicFest
    Celebrating its sixth year, Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating local comic shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season by giving away free comics to fans. The event takes place the Saturday on or before Halloween each year (October 28th, 2017) and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many reasons why comics and comic shops are great! Comic shops are the perfect location to get into the spooktacular season: from zombies, vampires, monsters, and aliens to costumes and more, comic shops have it all when it comes to Halloween fun!...
  • If Only… Hillary Clinton’s account of the election tells us more about her than about why she lost.

    10/26/2017 6:57:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Nation ^ | October 26, 2017 | Elizabeth Drew
    Some time ago, I called on Murray Chotiner, Richard Nixon’s first political mentor and storied practitioner of dirty tricks. (In Nixon’s 1950 run for US Senate against the liberal actress and activist Helen Gahagan Douglas, Nixon’s campaign printed her voting record on pink paper, earning the future president the sobriquet “Tricky Dick.”) Chotiner, whom the Nixon people had stashed away in an office in the East Wing to keep him out of sight, told me: “I always tell my clients, ‘If you’re going to lose, lose big.’” The point, of course, was that the losing candidate would then be spared...
  • Hillary Clinton sounds off on Trump's campaign and the presidency in Ann Arbor

    10/25/2017 8:21:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Ann Arbor News ^ | October 25, 2017 | Lauren Slagter
    As Hillary Clinton reflected on her 2016 presidential campaign in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, Oct. 24, President Donald Trump inevitably came up a few times. Clinton was in town as part of her tour promoting her new book, "What Happened," which examines what she sees as the main factors that contributed to her loss of the presidential election. Scroll down for a look at five things Clinton had to say about Trump’s campaign and his performance so far as president, including how Trump has responded to the issues she brought up. 1. Alternative facts Clinton said the presidential campaign showed...
  • Novelist Cheryl Strayed on #MeToo, the horror of election night, and identity politics

    10/24/2017 8:36:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Vox ^ | October 24, 2017 | Hope Reese
    The pain and disbelief many women felt the morning of November 9, 2016, when they learned that Donald Trump would be president, was visceral. Novelist Cheryl Strayed was one of these women. “I knew the American electorate was divided politically, but I also knew something else: For all our flaws, we were not a people who’d choose a man to be our president who was so plainly, so essentially, so completely, a disrespectful brute,” Strayed said over the phone from her home in Portland, Oregon. “I was wrong.” Strayed is the author of the best-selling novel Wild and the woman...
  • Amazon finally makes a waterproof Kindle, after 10 years of Kindles

    10/24/2017 1:01:01 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 59 replies ^ | Oct 11, 2017 | Lauren Goode
    Amazon has been selling Kindles for 10 years now, but “waterproof” hasn’t appear on its list of incremental technological advancements until now. The company just announced a new version of its popular e-reader that builds on last year’s Kindle design and now has an IPX8 waterproof rating. The new Kindle Oasis — the same name as last year’s premium Kindle — has jumped up in size, moving from a 6-inch screen to a 7-inch screen. It has an aluminum back, which gives it a more premium look and feel than the Kindles with soft-touch plastic. Unlike last year’s Kindle Oasis,...