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Books/Literature (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Does Bible Prophecy Say North Korea Could Trigger World War III?

    08/18/2017 12:04:59 PM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 7 replies ^ | August 18 2017
    The North Korean crisis is boiling. As the nation makes rapid advances in its nuclear and missile programs, its leader is also making increasingly frequent, belligerent and specific threats to use those weapons against the United States and other targets. These developments—and U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to retaliate—have many onlookers concerned that the North Korean situation could soon erupt into World War iii. On August 9, the National Interest published a piece titled “How North Korea Could Start World War III.” A few days earlier, the Catholic Online said, “North Korea may start World War iii in days with...
  • The ANTIFA Manual - Found on the campus of The Evergreen State College

    08/18/2017 9:56:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Antifa booklet ^ | August 18, 2017 | jebediah88
    The ANTIFA Manual - Found on the campus of The Evergreen State College
  • Harper’s Bazaar urges women to divorce husbands if they support Trump

    08/13/2017 8:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Gears of Biz ^ | August 14, 2017
    According to an August 11 article published by #Harper’s Bazaar, anyone who is married to a supporter of President Trump needs to file for divorce immediately. That’s the advice given by the article’s author, #Jennifer Wright, who cites two recent high-profile divorce cases in which a wife filed for divorce on grounds of irreconcilable political differences. In July, a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader by the name of Lynn Aronberg split from her husband, Florida state attorney Dave Aronberg. The wife, who identified herself as a staunch Republican, claimed that she felt “increasingly isolated” in her marriage to a Democrat. More...
  • Interview with Matt Bracken (My new counter-jihad novel is out: "The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun.")

    08/01/2017 2:38:28 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 67 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | August 1, 2017 | Matt Bracken
    WRSA: What does the title of your new novel refer to? Red sandstone cliffs are common to the coastal region of Morocco I’m writing about, and they feature in the story. All the Dan Kilmer novels are going to contain a geographical feature in their titles. So far I’ve used up “Cay” and “Cliffs”, so I don’t anticipate running out soon. WRSA: I couldn’t find Cape Zerhoun or Port Zerhoun on any maps of Morocco. It’s a composite of a few different locations, but is largely based on the historical pirate port of Salé from the corsair era but relocated...
  • Piers Morgan calls JK Rowling ‘lying hypocrite’ over Trump tweets

    07/30/2017 12:11:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | July 30, 2017 | Angus Howarth
    Piers Morgan has called JK Rowling “a shameless, lying hypocrite” on Twitter following the author’s tweets about US President Donald Trump’s alleged refusal to shake a disabled child’s hand. Footage emerged on social media on Friday appearing to show Mr Trump ignoring a child in a wheelchair, prompting the author to send a series of critical tweets, calling the president a “monster of narcissism”. (TWEET-AT-LINK) However, another clip showed Mr Trump leaning down towards the child and speaking to him, while the Monty’s mother, Marjorie Kelly Weer, took to Facebook to confirm that the president did not ignore her son....
  • Hillary Clinton’s Memoir Will Be an Unapologetic Roast of Patriarchal Politics

    07/28/2017 9:49:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 28, 2017 | Kylie Cheung
    For many female supporters of former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, it seemed like more was riding on her victory than matters of policy. Climate change, reproductive rights, health care, the Supreme Court — so much was on the table, but there should be no shame in acknowledging that the symbolic value to other women, of a woman who had devoted decades to public service, whose devotion was constantly met with the backhanded sexism that’s all too familiar to any woman in the workplace or in the public spotlight, becoming president. But of course, we all know what happened next, and...
  • 47 Years of Racial Healing

    07/25/2017 5:37:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-25-17 | MOTUS
    I’ve decided to reread a Tom Wolfe book during my week away from fake news. But which one? He’s such a prolific writer and the choices span both genres and generations: Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, From Bauhaus to Our House…since I just reread - and reported on - The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test last year, during The Occupation, so that’s out: Interestingly, what was “new” journalism then – injecting yourself into the story and relating the facts as you  fancifully see fit, is now just journalism. Once the purview of Fine Arts and English programs, non-fiction today...
  • New comic Calexit sees California rebelling against President Trump

    07/12/2017 7:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | July 12, 2017 | Christian Holub
    The presidency of Donald Trump has certainly been eventful so far. The day after Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, millions of Americans took to the streets to make the Women’s March one of the biggest protests in the country’s history — and that energy has not yet subsided. Liberal opponents of Trump proudly declare themselves “The Resistance,” as if they were fighting the Nazi occupation of France. Constituents have been storming Republican town halls and Congressional offices to protest the Trump-led Republican Party’s new health care proposal, while so-called “antifa” protestors have more violently...
  • Zuckoevsky: The Grand Inquisitor Protects the Peasants from Freedom and Truth

    07/10/2017 7:13:07 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 8 replies
    Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was a famous Russian novelist.  His most recognized work was Brothers Karamazov, a long -- and tedious -- story about a family feud that Dostoevsky finished only 4 months before his death at the age of 60. However, chapter 5 of the novel is The Grand Inquisitor, one of the most stirring philosophical, religious, and political tales in all of literature. In the tale, Christ comes back to Earth in Seville, Spain at the time of the Inquisition.  Christ performs some miracles and the people recognize and adore him, but he is arrested by Inquisition leaders...
  • Canada’s Parliament wants to fight Islamophobia by killing free speech

    06/30/2017 8:19:52 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07 March 2017 | Andrew Lawton
    Islamist terrorism may threaten the Western world, but Canada’s Parliament is more concerned with Islamophobia. Last month, Canadian lawmakers debated a motion put forward by a Liberal member of Parliament — part of the governing party — to condemn Islamophobia and study its effect on society. Though a number of Conservative MPs have pledged to vote against it later this year, the motion, M-103, is guaranteed to pass. The motion’s sponsor, MP Iqra Khalid, said we “need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear.” Khalid has called for a “whole of government approach” on the matter, which...
  • Brave New World: A Book Review

    06/18/2017 10:39:53 AM PDT · by pcottraux · 19 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | June 18, 2017 | Philip Cottraux
    By Philip Cottraux When I reviewed 1984, at least a dozen people told me that I should read Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World next. The two novels apparently serve as twin companion pieces in the “negative utopia” genre, where the ideal of a hopeful future for man is turned on its head into a dark dystopian warning for us all. 1984 was published in 1949 as the world was still reeling from the Second World War. Orwell’s totalitarianism was a combination of Soviet Russia mixed with the fear of the kind of power emerging technology would bring. Brave New World...
  • I'm looking for an Editorial Service for my Fiction Novel

    06/15/2017 6:06:26 AM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 32 replies
    Huskrrrr | June 15, 2017 | Vanity
    I have finished my first fiction novel, and I am requesting the names of editors that might help me with a developmental edit. My goal is to submit a polished manuscript (or sample) to potential literary agents. Any advice from experienced authors will be greatly appreciated. The genre is fantasy/romance. An adult or possibly young adult audience is my focus.
  • ‘You Don’t Need Your Eyes for Vision’

    05/26/2017 3:00:44 PM PDT · by TBP · 1 replies
    Glenn Beck Program ^ | May 24, 2017 | Glenn Beck and Friends
    To say Isaac Lidsky has an impressive resume would be a massive understatement. A child actor from Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Lidsky graduated Harvard at 19 and then clerked for Sandra Day O’Conner and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He then started his own tech company which sold for $230 million. By any measure, his accomplishments have been remarkable — even without the knowledge that he’s blind. Lidsky’s lost his sight as a teenager — a curse that ultimately transformed his view on life. “Sight is this masterful illusion,” Lidsky said. “And as that illusion sort of shattered for...
  • Book Released!

    05/26/2017 5:54:14 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 53 replies
    Amazon ^ | 26 May 2017 | Jon Judson
    Hey everyone! A follow up to my announcement earlier this week. My book is available today on Amazon. If you like quirky, satirical, historical fiction with a bit of a western flavor, it'll make great beach reading this weekend and for the summer. I think you'll find it timely, too, as it's an allegorical tale about fake news and the gullibility of some folks to drink it up. If you want to take a look, check the link out.
  • New Book Coming This Weekend For You History Buffs -- DIME NOVEL

    05/22/2017 7:35:10 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 9 replies
    26 May 2017 | Jon Judson
    I'm not sure if this is allowed, but I'll try and the mods can take it down if it's not. I have a new book coming out on Amazon this Memorial Day weekend, just in time for summer reading. If you like quirky, funny, historical fiction, take a look. I think you'll find the book timely as it is an allegorical tale on fake news and media bias -- and its impact on a gullible public. I'll post a link for the book, which will be initially available on Kindle, later this week when it goes live. Meantime, here...
  • The New York Times prefers Fake Obama over Real Obama

    05/10/2017 10:44:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/10/17 | Tina Trent
    Thoughts on David Garrow’s new book, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama Although we haven’t spoken in years, Garrow and I became friends in the later 1990s when I was a graduate student and he was a professor at Emory University. I was also at the time a Democratic state lobbyist, nonprofit director, and community organizer. We socialized: he is a gracious host. I took no classes from him, but I read his books and his scholarly articles, and his door was always open to me. David Garrow taught me a great deal about what it takes to be...
  • A New Novel Will Imagine Hillary Clinton's Life if She hadn't Married Bill

    05/10/2017 12:35:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 9, 2017 | Tufayel Ahmed
    What if Hillary Clinton had never met Bill? A new novel will posit how the former presidential candidate’s life may have turned out had she spurned former President Bill Clinton’s marriage proposals. Publisher Random House announced Monday that it will publish author Curtis Sittenfeld’s fictionalized story about Hillary Rodham “in which (as she does in real life) she turns down marriage proposals from Bill Clinton, then ultimately turns him down once and for all, and how her life spins out from there.” In an interview with Girls creator Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter newsletter in 2015, Clinton revealed that she declined...
  • Reform of Presidential Pensions Proposed [semi-satire]

    05/08/2017 11:01:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are planning to introduce legislation that would take a former president's other sources of income into account in determining the size of his or her pension. "Look, the $207,800 per year currently awarded to the nation's ex-presidents is there to ensure that someone who has served can live comfortably," Chaffetz argued. "However, as things currently stand, ex-presidents are cashing in when they retire. They write books and give speeches and make millions every year. The pension is tiny in comparison. What our bill would do is reduce the pension by the...
  • Stop Eventbrite from fueling the new wave of hate groups!

    05/05/2017 3:28:52 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 15 replies ^ | 5-5-2017 | Brandi Collins
    Eventbrite ... has a hate group problem. Eventbrite is ... selling tickets to events ... featuring enablers of white supremacy like Milo Yiannopoulos and Richard Spencer. Just this past Saturday, white nationalists hosted a sold-out gala featuring some of the biggest names in the white nationalist movement. ... The event page hosted by Eventbrite even contained a cartoon image of Trump making a hand gesture that is increasingly being used as a white supremacist symbol. ... Eventbrite continues to fail to take action that ensures their platform is not used to spread and fund hate ... they create tangible dangers...
  • 1984: A Book Review

    04/29/2017 5:20:06 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 47 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | April 29, 2017 | Philip Cottraux
    I’ve quoted it many times; but until last week, I’d never actually sat down and read George Orwell’s 1984. Now I want to share my thoughts on this literary masterpiece. Calling a novel from the past “amazing in its relevance” is pretty cliché; but still true. First published in 1949, the vast majority of 1984’s frightening predictions have come true in some way. Much of it has described the trajectory of the Western world. But the book gives an almost-certain window into what life is like in North Korea. I also cannot recommend it enough for any Christian interested in...