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  • Political fiction book beta-readers needed

    10/15/2018 1:48:21 PM PDT · by siberianheat · 8 replies
    10/15/2018 | Self
    I'm not sure where else to put this. I'm the kind of person who writes numerous letters to the editor of my local paper. I just love to beat down liberal lunacy with facts and hard data. Eventually, however, it feels like an impossible task because Leftists just never get it. I decided to take the fight wider and write a modest-sized book that uses a fictional story to convey my conservative philosophy as it pertains to the President of the United States. The story is about a woman who goes undercover as a transgender man during a much-hyped Leftist...
  • Dennis Prager with Ann McElhinney on New Movie Gosnell

    10/10/2018 1:14:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Townhall Review ^ | October 10, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    Dennis Prager with Ann McElhinney on New Movie Gosnell podcast only on link
  • Is Hillary Clinton’s cough a curse?

    10/09/2018 8:10:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/09/18 | Judi McLeod
    Where do we go from here? The Clintons call it Utopia. We call it Hell. During an epic 2016 presidential election campaign whose results were to dump Hillary Clinton further back into the nether regions of Never Never Land, histrionic-geared Hillary coughed and went Whoopsie! falls the whole way through. Never before had a presidential candidate coughed their way all the way through a campaign.
  • WHO'S BOOK WOULD YOU BUY?

    10/05/2018 9:38:29 AM PDT · by BEJ · 30 replies
    BEJ
    Many of today's TV pundits have written books on Trump. Many are positive and respect Trump's accomplishments. Some possible favorites are books by Victor David Hanson, Newt Gingrich, Alan Dershowitz, Roger Stone, Gregg Jarrett and Jeanine Pirro. I'm curious if many people do buy them and what book would they recommend? Non TV pundits can be included. What would be a great Christmas gift this year?
  • Struggling Malawi school gets 1.4 million books from Melania Trump

    10/04/2018 1:32:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    News 24 ^ | October 4, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Melania Trump got a different view of educating children as she visited an African primary school on Thursday that has benefited from US assistance but struggles with an enrollment of more than 8 500 students. Some children learn lessons outdoors, seated shoulder-to-shoulder on loose, red dirt. Mrs Trump toured several outdoor classrooms at Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, the second stop on her four-nation tour of the continent. The school is among those in the landlocked country that receive education assistance from the US Agency for International Development, including textbooks. Mrs Trump was on hand as...
  • God's Addiction Recovery Plan: The Biblical Path to Freedom

    10/01/2018 11:33:32 AM PDT · by evangmlw · 33 replies
    Amazon ^ | 09/26/2018 | Michael Wrenn
    Addiction is one of the many works of the devil that Jesus came to conquer and overcome. Through the nightmare of addiction, evil seeks to destroy those who find themselves in its awful throws of torment. The addict can experience complete recovery by adhering to God's Addiction Recovery Plan and following The Biblical Path to Freedom.
  • MDI adds 100 jobs in Hibbing (Minnesota)

    09/19/2018 2:02:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Business North ^ | September 18, 2018 | Manja Holter
    MDI, producer of standard and custom corrugated plastic packing containers, is adding 160 jobs across its four locations, with the majority to be filled at its new Hibbing facility. One hundred jobs became available in the Northland this summer in the area of material handlers, maintenance and quality technicians, production workers and hand assemblers. Many positions are contract hires with potential to become full-time jobs. Consistent with the mission of the organization, MDI has a particular interest in creating employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The hiring spree is being driven by an order increase placed by the United States...
  • Woodward said looked 'hard' for collusion, didn't find it, thinks Mueller has 'something' on Trump

    09/14/2018 12:39:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 14, 2018 | John Haltiwanger
    Veteran reporter Bob Woodward on Friday told radio host Hugh Hewitt he looked "hard" for evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia but didn't find anything. But he still thinks the special counsel Robert Mueller has "something" on the president. Woodward suggested Mueller possibly has "a secret witness or somebody who has changed their testimony." Trump has firmly rejected allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russia in the 2016 US presidential election and often refers to the Mueller probe as a "witch hunt." Veteran reporter Bob Woodward on Friday told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt he looked...
  • The next book on Trump may be the steamiest (Stormy Daniels)

    09/12/2018 7:31:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | September 12, 2018 | William Goldschlag
    Chapters and worse With all his merchandising ventures — steaks, vodka, clothes, deodorant — why didn't Donald Trump ever start a book-of-the-month club? Though he's not much of a reader himself, the Trump name is showing Oprah Winfrey-like power in the publishing world. Even with a million copies printed, Simon & Schuster is struggling to keep up with demand for Bob Woodward's "Fear: Trump in the White House." Amazon ran out of hardcover copies after Tuesday's first day of sale. Now Stormy Daniels has announced she will have a book out on Oct. 2 that will include details of her...
  • Amazon hiring in cities it shortlisted for HQ2. Guess who's last?

    09/07/2018 6:45:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Philadelphia Business Journal ^ | September 7, 2018 | Natalie Kostelni
    Amazon has been ramping up hiring in the 20 cities it shortlisted for its HQ2 search and Philadelphia is dead last in those efforts while Virginia, Boston and New York rank in the top three, according to a GeekWire report. One can only wonder whether Amazon's hiring has anything to do its HQ2 search and the city it ultimately selects. ▪“A GeekWire analysis of Amazon job data provided by a third-party firm found that of the HQ2 finalists, offices in the Washington D.C. area — which includes three of the 20 regions on the short list in D.C. proper, Northern...
  • Do you plan to read 'Fear: Trump in the White House' by Bob Woodward?

    09/05/2018 3:33:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 129 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    The book, Fear: Trump in the White House, will be available September 11, 2018, but it's already creating a stir. Do you plan to read it? You can check it out from your local library, or you can purchase it. The price is #18.00 at Amazon and $19.26 at Barnes and Noble. I'm not sure if I'll read it or not. I already have many books stacked up to read.
  • After the Bombs Fell: Imagining nuclear war with North Korea.

    09/02/2018 4:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 2, 2018 | Ethan Epstein
    Works of fiction that purport to be collections of documents—let’s call them “assemblage novels”—are hard to pull off. The Scottish writer Graeme Macrae Burnet succeeded in 2015—and ended up on the Booker Prize shortlist—with His Bloody Project, a novel that was supposedly a collection of documents relating to a 19th-century murder. Max Brooks’s Zombie Survival Guide, a clever fake manual for enduring the zombie apocalypse, is another recent entry in the genre. Now comes Jeffrey Lewis, an arms control expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a prolific tweeter (he’s @armscontrolwonk), and his 2020 Commission Report on the...
  • Jack Ryan (Tom Clancy) Series on Amazon Prime [Vanity]

    08/31/2018 4:14:26 PM PDT · by Boomer · 83 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/31/2018 | Self
    Just finished binge watching the new series. I thought it was pretty well done. Sure made me want to kick some radical fundamental Muslim butt. Scenes from Paris with entire neighborhoods overrun with Muslims made me angry too. I recommend watching it if you get time.
  • Starting new website: need Freeper help

    08/28/2018 10:28:36 AM PDT · by LS · 31 replies
    self | 8/28/2018 | LS
    For many years people have told me "you need a website." This is above and beyond our www.patriotshistoryusa.com which is oriented toward teachers. I am starting what, for now, will be called "Patriot Pillars" that will launch before Christmas. It will NOT be a typical "ads & banners" site but a subscription site featuring me doing video courses on my books, US history, politics, . . . sort of like a live version of "Prager U" but a little different. Anyway, if you would like to participate in a focus group, I'd like to hear from you. It would really...
  • Trump anxiety spreads through South Korea ("Rubbish Reporters")

    08/25/2018 1:17:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 25, 2018 | Cory Bennett
    SEOUL — South Koreans are growing more anxious about President Donald Trump’s commitment to the North Korean nuclear deal, fearing he could simply walk away, having already declared victory back home. The president has earned the respect of many people here for his unconventional diplomacy in meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even among those who otherwise deride Trump as a “merchant” who lacks the “class” of his predecessor. But behind the surprising goodwill and relentlessly upbeat pronouncements from Seoul officials, there are creeping doubts, according to interviews this summer with current and former government advisers, a leading...
  • Nat'l Enquirer boss & longtime Trump friend David Pecker gets federal immunity in Michael Cohen case

    08/23/2018 11:22:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 23, 2018 | Kevin Breuninger and Jacob Pramuk
    • AMI chairman David Pecker gave prosecutors information about President Donald Trump's knowledge of payments his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen made to women alleging affairs with Trump. • Pecker, along with both his company and the Trump Organization, had reportedly been subpoenaed by federal investigators in April. • Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight criminal charges including tax fraud and campaign finance violations, and could face years in prison....
  • This Luxury Resort in the Maldives Is Hiring a Bookworm to Sell Beach Reads to Its Celebrity Guests

    08/21/2018 9:02:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Travel & Leisure ^ | August 21, 2018 | Elizabeth Preske
    If running away to a desert island and spending your days surrounded by books sounds like a dream, we may have found the job for you. Philip Blackwell, founder of Ultimate Library, is sending one lucky bookworm to the Maldives to manage a pop-up bookstore inside luxury resort Soneva Fushi....
  • The Miracles of Jesus Explained [book]

    08/21/2018 10:20:55 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 2 replies
    National Archives ^ | August 21, 2018 | self
    Miracles of Jesus Christ : explained according to their spiritual meaning, in the way of question and answer / by the Rev. J. Clowes ... by Clowes, J. (John), 1743-1831 Publication date: 1867 Topics: Jesus Christ Publisher Manchester : Published by the Manchester Printing Society of the New Jerusalem Church Collection university_of_illinois_urbana-champaign; americana Digitizing sponsor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Contributor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Language English Notes No copyright page found. Damaged and loose pages and cover. Barcode 30112107396407 Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II Identifier miraclesofjesusc00clow Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t3b033529 Invoice 1111 Ocr ABBYY FineReader 11.0 Page-progression lr Pages 282 Ppi...
  • Book about Filipino women taken offline in Korea

    08/20/2018 5:19:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | August 20, 2018
    MANILA - A book about Filipino women written by a Korean man has been removed from online book retailers after complaints that it is "obscene and racist." According to The Korea Times, the e-book "How to Treat Bar Hostesses in the Philippines" received flak after a tweet about it spread earlier this month. Many expressed concern about the book's content, which talks about how to deal with Filipino women from a Korean man's perspective. The book's author, identified only as "Kevin Cho," urged his readers to "make the best use of Filipinas, who can give unforgettable memories." "Even if you...
  • The game changers: meet the creatives shaking up the gaming world

    08/19/2018 1:14:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 19, 2018 | Simon Parkin
    Just as the kaleidoscopic dramas of Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina, the pseudo-non-fiction murk of Alan Moore’s comic From Hell and the domestic pragmatism of Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals meet under the fat banner of prose, so the body of video games becomes an ever broader church. It is impossible to enforce orthodoxy in a medium where shifting technology defines the canvas. The artform now embraces work from a dizzying spectrum. A challenging time, then, for the Victoria and Albert Museum to stage its first major video game exhibition. Rather than reach into the primordial digital soup of the...