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Sugar, Stamps & Tea: The Objects That Made America (Bite Sized Hi...
by , Lauren Tokarewich

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March 24, 2017

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Most people think of history as a subject they were forced to attend in school or some old guy with wooden teeth and a bad wig. There’s stories about governments passing laws and people making grand speeches, but people don’t really have a connection with that nowadays.<br /><br />When you think back to the American Revolution you’re probably not making connections to an episode of Dr. Who that you saw, or how America was like the little brother that got stuck with all the strict rules just because we moved away.<br /><br />History is more than a series of important dates or dry facts that you were forced to memorize for school. With funny anecdotes, witty comparisons, and creative metaphors, Sugar, Stamps & Tea puts the 50 most important events that led to the American Revolution in a unique modern light.
Meme Magic: How stupid pictures of badly drawn frogs influenced t...
by John Gregoire

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English

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April 03, 2017

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The election for the most powerful person on the planet was determined, in part, by memes.<br /><br />The 2016 presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was the first time both candidates embraced the new media of the internet. The dinosaurs that were the mainstream media found themselves powerless to control the narratives against relentless social media pressures.<br /><br />Yes, those poor quality images that get shared on social media were essential in shaping the future of the world. Don’t believe me? Hillary Clinton herself tried to discredit Pepe, a simple meme.<br /><br />This is Pepe. He’s the star of the book. Hillary Clinton directly called Pepe a hate symbol. Does he look hateful to you?<br />Long, boring statements on policy positions don’t get Liked or shared by millions of people. Memes do. And these memes can spread an idea faster than traditional media. By the time an idea appears on television that evening, the story is already old news in the social space. Newspapers reporting on an event a day or two later look as quaint as a horse and buggy next to a Tesla.<br /><br />Memes are fun, but they can also be propaganda. Seeing a patriotic Donald with the words Make America Great Again can influence decisions just through sheer repetition. Memes can amplify or introduce ideas to millions of people in a short time.<br /><br />Memes can also spread the latest scandals much faster than traditional media. The power of memes is that they can be consumed, felt, and shared within a few seconds. Note that Liking a tweet or post will also share it! In comparison, a traditional TV newscast needs several hours of lead-in time. In 2016, we saw the mainstream media react to news cycles started by social media rather than the reverse. The majority of people now get their news from Facebook or Twitter. And that means anyone can be a journalist. Memes are the new Breaking News update.<br /><br />The trick of spreading memes is that they contain emotion. They can be funny, sad, infuriating, or whatever, but memes that catch on with population are almost always emotional. And Donald Trump is a meme machine. It doesn’t matter if you love or hate him: you will spread his message because he makes you feel. This is why the election was one of the most contentious elections in recent memory. Emotions ran high on all sides.<br /><br />Finally, this book details the bizarre events that you probably didn’t hear about. Hillary Clinton declared war on a cartoon frog. Google, Facebook, and Twitter all modified their platforms to push votes for a candidate. Ted Cruz became the Zodiac Killer. The FBI made a Trump meme. And, of course, Donald Trump was Donald Trump.
TRUMP: How the Rust Belt Went Red and Middle America screwed the ...
by Daniel David Elles

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English

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March 29, 2017

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Blame 3rd Parties? Blame FBI Director Comey? Blame Russia? <br />How about the liberals look in the mirror and blame themselves for playing “identity politics”. They focus on the individual so-called “rights” of a few and project them on the real rights of the many. And Middle America pays for it. The Coastal Elites label Middle America as “Flyover Country” and too often blame the Hillary Clinton defeat on the “white working class” voter. That term, according to Wikipedia, means: <br />1.You’re white and did not graduate from college.<br />2.You’re considered to be an “uneducated voter” in the polls.<br />Hence, are white billionaires (i.e. Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Mark Zuckerberg, etc.) considered to be “white working class” because they dropped out of college and became billionaires? Why not? Okay, I get it. Some are Jewish, right? So are they considered to be “Jewish working class” voters?<br />I am 50% Mexican. What do you consider a Mexican doctor or lawyer to be? An educated Latino? (FYI: I hate that term: Latino). Why does the media and pollsters lump me into some sort of homogenous group with an Argentinian or Brazilian who don’t even speak Spanish? We have nothing in common! <br />Tell me who is a: "black working class” voter? I‘ve yet to hear that term. And, on that note, what does a Nigerian cab driver in New York have with a black Chicagoan on the city’s Southside?<br />Macomb County, my county, is considered to be the Home of “The Reagan Democrats”. We are one of “CNN’s 11 critical counties” that the media references on how the presidential election will go in Middle America. <br />We had previously voted for Obama twice. However, in 2016, we went for Trump….like the 200-plus Middle American counties that flipped from Obama-to-Trump. <br />This very detailed and highly researched paperback – filled with mainstream media quotes and political pundits biased reporting and off-target polls – is the only source of information to demonstrate why Trump won and Clinton lost. As a writer, I concur that you should never judge a book by its cover. However, this cover says it all. So…If you DO NOT WANT to know how: <br />•Hillary Clinton never connected to Middle America and her book tour lost millions.<br />•The real issues of the Clinton campaign’s Russian involvement<br />•The Obama Administration’s Goldman Sachs and Press connections<br />•The actual effect FBI Director Comey’s letter on the voters.<br />•The facts how the Clinton’s profited from Keystone Pipeline, Russia, and Wall Street<br />•The total anti-Trump campaign waged by the mainstream media<br />Then, I guess, this book is not for you. This book purposely does not quote conservatives. Therefore, the quotes – in this quick two-hour read – come from Clinton, Obama, Biden, Schumer, Pelosi, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, etc. to directly put the 2016 Election back onto the liberals who spout out allegations like a broken sink faucet; yet, are never taken to task. <br />Well, this book takes them to task and publically calls them out. I will address every “blame game” from the Clinton camp and those that are perpetuated by “finger-pointing” Democrats to spread “fake news”.<br />I hope you enjoy.<br />Daniel David Elles: INDEPENDENT<br /><br />
Declaration of Independence
by Thomas Jefferson

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English

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March 26, 2017

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The United States Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, announcing that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were no longer a part of the British Empire. Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration is a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The birthday of the United States of America—Independence Day—is celebrated on July 4, the day the wording of the Declaration was approved by Congress.
儒家视野下的政治思想 (政治与法律思想论丛) (Chi...
by 李明辉

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Chinese

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199

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November 01, 2005

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传统儒家以“内圣外王”为理想,原本就包含一套政治思想。但儒家传统自19世纪中叶开始现代化以来,经历了艰辛的自我转化之历程,面临不同问题(尤其是政治转型的问题)之挑战。无论成败,这些经验均有一定的参考价值与现实意义。本书作者长期研究儒学与西方哲学(尤其是康德哲学),特别致力于探讨儒家传统的现代意义。在本书所收的十一篇论文中,他试图从儒家的基本价值观出发,思索儒家传统在现代政治中可能的重新定位,思考的范围包含儒学与民主、人权、现代化、自由主义、社群主义、存心伦理学、责任伦理学等议题,值得关切儒家前途的人士参考。
SPEECH BY FIELD-MARSHAL HERMANN GÖRING. SPEECH AT THE CONCLUSION...
by HERMANN GÖRING

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English

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March 29, 2017

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This eBook reproduces a speech by Field-Marshal Hermann Göring delivered on June 24, 1934. The occasion was the annual competitive flight round Germany. At this early stage of the Third Reich, per the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was not permitted by the Allied Powers to maintain an air force.
Rennes en 1800 (French Edition)
by Denier

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French

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Publication Date

March 29, 2017

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L’an mil neuf cent, le seize octobre,<br />La Cour, réunie au Palais de Justice, sur la convocation et sous la présidence de M. Maulion, Premier Président, s’est rendue à onze heures du matin, en corps et en grand costume, à la chapelle du Palais de Justice, où la Messe du Saint-Esprit a été célébrée, en présence du Tribunal civil, du Tribunal de commerce, de MM. les Juges de paix, du barreau et de MM. les Avoués,<br />Après la Messe, la Cour s’est réunie dans la Grand’Chambre, en Assemblée générale, pour tenir l’audience solennelle de rentrée. <br />Les Corps judiciaires et les Autorités civiles et militaires occupaient les places qui leur avaient été réservées dans l’enceinte.<br />La Cour, ayant à sa tête M. le Premier Président, précédée de ses huissiers, a pris séance, après avoir été annoncée à haute voix.<br />M. le Premier Président, après avoir déclaré l’audience solennelle ouverte, a donné la parole à M. le Procureur Général et M. Denier, Avocat Général, chargé de remplir le devoir prescrit par l’article 34 du décret du 6 juillet 1810, s’est levé et a prononcé le discours suivant : <br />MONSIEUR LE PREMIER PRÉSIDENT,<br />MESSIEURS,<br />Chargé de prendre aujourd’hui la parole par M. le Procureur Général Herbaux, auquel je suis heureux de pouvoir adresser publiquement de nouvelles et respectueuses félicitations pour sa nomination au poste élevé que lui ont valu ses éminentes qualités et ses brillants services, j’ai cru bon, dans le choix du sujet de ce discours, de me conformer au goût marqué du jour pour les choses du passé.
Trump's First One Hundred Days: A Complete Guide to All the Presi...
by RJ Chandler

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March 29, 2017

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As of April 29th, President Donald J. Trump will have been in office for 100 days. In that time he has fundamentally transformed our democracy and political economy. This book takes a look back at all the rules, regulations and laws he has passed in that short period of time. It also lays out how he has carefully laid the groundwork for the even more sweeping changes that are sure to come over the remainder of his term.
Der 300-Millionen-Euro-Skandal: Wie die Arbeitsagentur die Steue...
by Roger Reyab

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German

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26

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March 29, 2017

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<p>Ich hatte bereits im Oktober 2015 als wohl Einziger und Erster in dem Buch der "Asyl-Wahnsinn" darüber berichtet, dass sich bei der Bundesagentur für Arbeit ein riesiges schwarzes Loch ankündigt. Natürlich wollten das nur wenige hören und glauben. In den heutigen Tagen hat sich diese Recherche in vollem Umfang bestätigt. Der Bundesrechnungshof musste jetzt in mühsamer Kleinarbeit herausfinden, dass über 300-Millionen-Euro für sinn- und konzeptlose Sprachkurse für Flüchtlinge verschleudert wurden, in denen sogar Babys von der gierigen Wohlfahrtsindustrie abgerechnet wurden.</p><p>Leider ist das nur die Spitze eines Eisbergs. Lesen Sie meine Recherche zu einem der ersten und vielleicht größten Skandale der Flüchtlingskrise. </p>
PARTICIPACIÓN POLÍTICA DE LAS COMUNIDADES MIGRANTES: LA EXPERIE...
by Luis Miguel Santibáñez ...

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March 29, 2017

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El ser humano por sí solo, tiene la capacidad de manifestarse y organizarse para insertarse en la sociedad y ser aceptado por ella. Por ello, los sistemas democráticos establecidos a lo largo del mundo han estudiado diversas formas de participación de sus ciudadanos, para garantizar una expresión mayor de voluntades y conseguir así, la legitimidad de sus gobiernos. Gobiernos, a los cuales la población considera como un ente de representación, donde sus intereses deben de mantenerse atendidos, escuchados, y resueltos en mejores leyes que garanticen armonía y condiciones de igualdad para todos. <br />La categoría de ciudadanía, concebida a lo largo de la historia como una idea excluyente, que era reservada para los derechos políticos de terratenientes, hombres influyentes y educados. Hoy, la globalización, las cadenas de información y los avances en materia de derechos humanos han abierto las puertas a ciertos grupos que antes se encontraban excluidos y muchas veces aislados. Hay que considerar que tanto en la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos de 1948, como en el Pacto Internacional de los Derechos Civiles y Políticos de 1966 se confirma el derecho a la participación política y se garantizan las libertades de expresión y asociación, entre otras, así como la oportunidad de tomar parte en la conducción de los asuntos políticos de sus respectivos países, en la lógica de votar y ser votado.<br />En la investigación conocimos el origen del voto desde el extranjero, así como cuántos países han establecido este derecho y dimos cuenta de diversas modalidades. Una de ella es la diferenciación entre voto a nivel federal y estatal, en la lógica de cada legislación, o sistemas donde se vota para presidente, gobernadores y hasta diputados “migrantes”. En Europa, es común encontrar que este derecho se garantiza también para las elecciones al Parlamento Europeo. Conocimos la implementación del voto desde el extranjero en Estados Unidos, España, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Francia y Alemania. Analizamos los retos para países como España, que han experimentado procesos electorales con gran afluencia de votantes, el caso de Colombia, que fue el primer país en Latinoamérica en garantizar este derecho, mientras que El Salvador y Guatemala, que inician esta etapa de reconocimiento al voto desde el extranjero. <br />En 2005, las fuerzas políticas en México configuraron un acuerdo para garantizar el voto de los mexicanos en el extranjero para la elección del Presidente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos. En el debate y las razones que lo impulsaron, se destacan siempre a los derechos humanos y políticos, así como a los tratados internacionales en la materia. La investigación aborda las políticas públicas para la implementación del voto extranjero en México, aun conociendo la alta incidencia migratoria, el reconocimiento al voto de los nacionales en el exterior llevó varios años. <br />El texto aborda las experiencias en la implementación del voto desde el extranjero para la elecciones de Presidente de la República en 2006 y 2012. La reforma electoral de 2014 estableció que los mexicanos que radican en el exterior podrían participar para elegir Presidente de la República, Senadores. Gobernadores y Jefe de Gobierno del Distrito Federal –hoy Ciudad de México-, siempre que así lo determinarán las Constituciones locales. <br />Es importante precisar que actualmente 17 de las 32 entidades federativas reconocen en sus legislaciones el voto de los ciudadanos radicados en el extranjero. Estos son: Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, Chiapas, Coahuila, Colima, Ciudad de México, Estado de México, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Yucatán y Zacatecas. <br />Además, la investigación contempla la aportación e influencia que ejercen las comunidades migrantes en las entidades federativas. Remesas, intercambio cultural y comercial, son algunos de los factores más importantes en el fenómeno migratorio.

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