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Books/Literature (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Woolf, Virginia - The Russian Point of View (1925)

    11/18/2019 2:52:01 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    It's of no surprise that Virginia Woolf was well-read in Russian Literature. In fact, Woolf explored Russia through its literature and she went on to write several essays on the subject... Woolf wrote, "... it is the soul that is the chief character in Russian fiction. Delicate and subtle in Tchekov, subject to an infinite number of humours and distempers, it is of greater depth and volume in Dostoevsky; it is liable to violent diseases and raging fevers, but still the predominant concern... The novels of Dostoevsky are seething whirlpools, gyrating sandstorms, waterspouts which hiss and boil and suck us...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 11/10/2019

    11/10/2019 9:17:59 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/10/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says that former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson actively worked to undermine President Trump and tried to enlist her...... Its Monday in Hong Kong with a general strike called by protester for democracy and police officers using live ammunition..... Bolivia's President Evo Morales resigned Sunday afternoon along with his Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera...... Spain's second election this year with the Socialists winners but a few seats under their performance earlier this year. The result is again a deadlock... Israeli politics and the leader of Yisrael Beiteinu...
  • Kim Jong Un is 'fascinated' by Trump, views him as father figure, new book claims

    11/02/2019 6:54:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 2, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    A new book claims to shed light on President Trump's relationship with North Korea and what former President Obama said that Trump could expect when he entered office. Author Doug Wead interviewed Trump on the issue and was able to read some of the personal letters exchanged between the president and his North Korean counterpart, Kim Jong Un. "Kim is fascinated by Donald Trump. He sees him as a unique figure on the stage of world history. And he wants to make history with him," Wead claims in his book "Inside Trump's White House: The Real Story of His Presidency."The...
  • Revealed: Trump wanted to build a mega-church

    11/01/2019 10:02:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 1, 2019 | Paul Bedard
    Of all the projects real estate mogul Donald Trump wanted to build, here’s one that nobody saw. According to his long-time personal pastor, Paula White-Cain, Trump, in 2006 was taking steps to build a glass cathedral. “He wanted to build a house of God,” she told us. “He said, ‘Let’s do this, let’s build this before we’re too old,’” said White-Cain told Secrets. Trump had an architect in place and was eager to have her take charge of the church, but White-Cain said the timing wasn’t right for her. At the time, her ministry was on nine TV networks, and...
  • $175 million Black Belt plant could transform area, leaders say (85 jobs in Alabama)

    10/15/2019 6:04:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | October 5, 2019 | William Thornton
    It may have been in the 90s Friday in Livingston for the announcement of a new $175 million wood pellet plant in Sumter County, but the weather didn’t matter to Livingston Mayor Tom Tartt. “When I heard about a $100 million yearly impact, I got chill bumps,” he said. “Can you imagine what that will mean for this community?” Biofuel company Enviva Friday announced it will build a wood pellet production plant at the Port of Epes, bringing at least 85 jobs and 180 associated jobs in logging, transportation and local services to the Black Belt county. Enviva, which calls...
  • A History Textbook that Inspires, Not Lectures, Students about America

    04/05/2019 6:51:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | April 5, 2019 | Jenna A. Robinson
    From the very beginning, it’s clear that Wilfred M. McClay’s Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story isn’t a typical textbook. The title alone alerts readers that McClay’s book will not be the kind of history text that has become so popular in today’s high school and college courses—a diatribe against America’s many sins. Instead, it is an accurate, but loving, story of our country and our shared culture. McClay describes his book as “a patriotic endeavor as well as a scholarly one.” In his introduction, McClay explains that the purpose of his text is: to offer...
  • Decade Long Epstein Investigative Reporter Calls Bill Clinton a Liar…

    07/09/2019 3:39:07 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    Investigative reporter Conchita Sarnoff has spent over a decade looking at documents and talking to officials and witnesses in/around the Jeffrey Epstein case(s). She authored the book “Trafficking” and joined Fox News host Shannon Bream on Monday night to discuss the background of the Epstein case. When asked about Bill Clinton’s claim that he only traveled with Mr. Epstein four times, Mrs. Sarnoff flat-out calls Clinton a liar based on known documentary evidence, flight logs and witness accounts: good video
  • Must-Read Book on Trump: No Such Thing as Over-Exposure by Executive Biographer Robert Slater (2005)

    10/15/2019 3:20:50 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 9 replies
    It is truly "magic" to watch President Trump negotiate — and to read his moves and counter-moves so thorough exposed on his Twitter feed.  So many teachable moments of leadership and world-shaking strategy in action.  Imagine looking over Patton's shoulder during the Battle of the Bulge. I'm now reading a great book on the Donald, No Such Thing as Over-Exposure published in 2005. I've read a few of Trump's self-authored books and all of them have something special to offer.  However this biography of Trump stands out as a truly must-read portrait for several reasons: The author, Robert Slater,...
  • Fusion GPS founders to release book on Trump’s ties with Russia

    10/14/2019 6:54:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 14, 2019 | Luke Harding
    Book includes how Steele was commissioned to write dossier Robert Reich: Trump is an international mobster The former journalists Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch are to publish a book on Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia, including an account of how they commissioned the British ex-spy Christopher Steele to write his dossier on the future president. Crime in Progress: The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation will be published in December by Penguin Random House in the US and UK. Simpson and Fritsch founded the Washington intelligence firm Fusion GPS. In summer 2015, it began investigating Trump and Moscow. It hired...
  • The Cask of Amontillado (Full Text) by Edgar Allan Poe

    10/06/2019 9:09:58 PM PDT · by vannrox · 58 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 7OCT19 | editorial staff
    For Halloween, this is the full post of the story. This is a full text version in HTML for the short story by Edgar Allan Poe titled “The Cask of Amontillado”. I consider it one of his best stories. The story is set in a nameless Italian city in an unspecified year and is about the narrator’s deadly revenge on a friend whom he believes has insulted him. Like several of Poe’s stories, and in keeping with the 19th-century fascination with the subject, the narrative revolves around a person being buried alive-in this case, by immurement. What is Immurement? Immurement...
  • Politics is Crowding Out Culture and Childhood

    10/01/2019 4:56:26 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    American Greatness ^ | Sept 30, 2019 | Anthony Esolen
    The realm of practical politics is eminently a realm of conflict, if not hatred. It crowds out culture. It relegates the human things to the last remaining cubicles of privacy, but even these are invaded by social media. Many years ago, when I was teaching at Providence College, I showed up for a meeting of the faculty senate. That was rare for me. I loathe campus politics. But a friend of mine had put forward a proposal for a program in Classics, and I attended to lend my support. It turned out that on the same day, a professor of...
  • Dems Shouldn't Write Off Anyone, Warns New Book By Walter Frank

    09/26/2019 5:16:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Cision ^ | September 26, 2019
    In 2008, Barack Obama won 26% of the evangelical vote; in 2012, he won 21%. Hillary Clinton won 16%. If she had simply replicated Obama's performance among evangelicals, she would likely be President. In his new book, Do We Have a Center? 2016, 2020 and the Challenge of the Trump Presidency, Walter Frank, author of Law and the Gay Rights Story and Making Sense of the Constitution, warns that Democrats ignore the many lessons of the 2016 campaign at their peril. "The Democrats," Frank counsels, "are in grave trouble if they don't understand exactly what happened in 2016 and all...
  • Amazon Orders 100,000 Electric Trucks From Rivian As it Aims for Sustainability

    09/26/2019 1:05:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Chicago Inno ^ | September 19, 2019 | Katherine Davis
    To help reduce its climate impact, Amazon is taking some of its first steps in replacing its delivery trucks with electric alternatives. The tech giant announced Thursday that it is ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks from Michigan-based Rivian, which will manufacture its vehicles at a factory in downstate Normal. The Amazon order is the largest Rivian has received to date, and the company says it expects to begin deploying its trucks to Amazon in 2021. Amazon said the commitment is part of the company’s goal to use fully renewable energy by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2040. Amazon’s “Climate...
  • Springfield manufacturers double down with jobs, investments (Hundreds of jobs in Ohio)

    09/21/2019 10:56:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Dayton Business Journal ^ | September 18, 2019 | Tristan Navera
    Springfield’s economy has always had a heavy emphasis on manufacturing, but its latest jobs wins are adding a high-tech twinge to that. The Clark County city hailed new facilities by Topre and Silfex Corp. as economy-shifting in their potential. Japanese auto parts manufacturer Topre and Eaton-based silicon crystal producer Silfex have each committed to tens of millions of dollars in investment and hundreds of jobs. With help wanted signs on the doors, they say the city is ripe for investment. Silfex For its part, Silfex sees Springfield as a prime market to find good production workers. It’s already one of...
  • Texas Tour Oct. 29-Nov. 7

    09/14/2019 6:41:35 AM PDT · by LS · 29 replies
    self ^ | 9/14/2019 | LS
    All, I will be doing a Texas speaking tour in late October/early November. Oct. 29, Tomball (Houston), Tomball Tea Party, Tomball Community Center, 7:00, "Reagan: The American President" Nov. 2, Cypress, Cypress Tea Party, Springcreek BBQ, noon, "Reagan" Nov. 5, Austin, Republican Club of Austin luncheon (location TBD) "Reagan" Nov. 7, Dallas, North Dallas Tea Party, 7:00, location TBD (watch their website) "Reagan" I have some holes in the schedule and am happy to discuss speaking to ANY group on Oct. 30-32 in DALLAS, Nov. 1, 3, 4 in Houston, Austin, or Dallas, and Nov. 7 during the day in...
  • The Time Traveler by Dan Simmons

    09/11/2019 7:49:33 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    Dan Simmons Blog ^ | 2004 | Dan Simmons
    A time traveler returns to the days after 9-11-01 and the start of the Long War.
  • Hiring underway, construction continues: How Wayfair call center is faring along the way (Mass.)

    09/01/2019 11:10:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Berkshire Eagle ^ | September 1, 2019 | Tony Dobrowolski
    PITTSFIELD — Philip Lapointe currently works for a burger joint in Pittsfield but has previous experience in sales that he would like to put to good use. So, it's only natural that the 34-year-old Pittsfield resident would be interested in working for Wayfair, which is currently hiring sales and service consultants for its new Pittsfield call center. "I applied because they have strong wages and seem like an employee-oriented company," Lapointe said Wednesday as he left the MassHire Berkshire Career Center on North Street following an interview with Wayfair representatives. Lapointe has plenty of company in his job search. Wayfair,...
  • “Feminist” Coloring book features usual suspects

    08/28/2019 6:08:41 PM PDT · by Talkwire · 16 replies
    Some lawyer lady ^ | 8/28/2019 | Christina Weed
    Using coloring books to teach kids is a cool fun idea. But why are these female heroes always drawn from the same left leaning pool? Where is Hedy Lamar, Sandra Day O’Connor, Betsy Ross, Ayn Rand.
  • Turning Women Into “Gestators” Is the Way to Abolish Motherhood

    08/13/2019 8:14:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The present manifestations of feminism are mere phases of a process that seeks the annihilation of women. It seems a contradiction. Feminism claims to glorify women and their accomplishments. Women’s Studies departments worldwide are supposedly dedicated to the study of women’s achievements and the denouncing of the “oppression” they have suffered over the ages. However, avant-garde feminists reveal the true nature of their nihilistic creed. They desire the destruction of all that was once considered to be female. They claim the feminine ideal is a social construct that inhibits and restrains women from being whatever they want to be. Central...
  • "Space Relations," 1974 SciFi book on sex slavery by Donald Barr, father of William Barr

    08/11/2019 12:33:19 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 56 replies
    Imgur ^ | August 11, 2019 | Self
    I was just familiarizing myself with and ran across this interesting tidbit. Any truth to this? Freep on!