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Recruit for Andromeda by Stephen Marlowe

Posted by timon at February 16, 2016, 8:44 pm in Ebooks » Science Fiction

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Stephen Marlowe

Born
in Brooklyn, NY, The United States
August 07, 1928

Died
February 22, 2008

Genre
Mystery & Thrillers, Science Fiction & Fantasy



Aka Milton S. Lesser, Adam Chase, Andrew Frazer, Jason Ridgway, C.H. Thames.

Stephen Marlowe (1928–2008) was the author of more than fifty novels, including nearly two dozen featuring globe-trotting private eye Chester Drum. Born Milton Lesser, Marlowe was raised in Brooklyn and attended the College of William and Mary. After several years writing science fiction under his given name, he legally adopted his pen name, and began focusing on Chester Drum, the Washington-based detective who first appeared in The Second Longest Night (1955).... read more

Hidden Influence: The Rise of Collectivism

Posted by jurgen at February 6, 2016, 7:40 pm in Movies » Documentary - Conspiracy

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Collectivism is the moral stance, political philosophy, ideology, or social outlook that emphasizes the significance of groups—their identities, goals, rights, outcomes, etc.—and tends to analyze issues in those terms. Collectivism is a basic cultural element that exists as the reverse of individualism (in the same way high context culture exists as the reverse of low context culture), and in some cases stresses the priority of group goals over individual goals and the importance of cohesion within social groups (such as an ingroup, in whichever specific context it is defined).

Collectivists usually focus on community, society, or nation. It is used and has been used as an element in many different and diverse types of government and political, economic and educational philosophies throughout history and... read more

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

Posted by fredy at January 29, 2016, 8:26 pm in Ebooks » Literary

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The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, normally known simply as Doctor Faustus, is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the Faust story, in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge. Doctor Faustus was first published in 1604, eleven years after Marlowe's death and at least twelve years after the first performance of the play.


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.......Enter MEPHISTOPHILIS.

I charge thee to return, and change thy shape;
Thou art too ugly to attend on me:
Go, and return an old Franciscan friar;
That holy shape becomes a devil best.
[Exit MEPHISTOPHILIS.]

I see there's virtue in my heavenly words:
Who would not be proficient in this art?
How pliant is this Mephistophilis,
Full of obedience and humility!... read more

The Yes Men Fix the World

Posted by Courtney2 at January 23, 2016, 7:24 pm in Movies » Documentary - Society

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THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world's most outrageous pranks.

From New Orleans to India to New York City, armed with little more than cheap thrift-store suits, the Yes Men squeeze raucous comedy out of all the ways that corporate greed is destroying the planet.

Brüno meets Michael Moore in this gut-busting wake-up call that proves a little imagination can go a long way towards vanquishing the Cult of Greed.... read more

INSANE ELECTRIC BAIT BIKE PRANK IN THE HOOD!!

Posted by koula.koula at January 15, 2016, 1:52 pm in General » Misc

A City Near Centaurus by Bill Doede

Posted by Taylor1 at January 13, 2016, 8:34 pm in Ebooks » Science Fiction

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The city was sacred, but not to its gods.
Michaelson was a god—but far from sacred!


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Crouched in the ancient doorway like an animal peering out from his burrow, Mr. Michaelson saw the native.

At first he was startled, thinking it might be someone else from the Earth settlement who had discovered the old city before him. Then he saw the glint of sun against the metallic skirt, and relaxed.

He chuckled to himself, wondering with amusement what a webfooted man was doing in an old dead city so far from his people. Some facts were known about the people of Alpha Centaurus II. They were not actually natives, he recalled. They were a colony from the fifth planet of the system. They were a curious people. Some were highly intelligent, though uneducated.

He decided to ignore the man for the moment. He was far down the ancient street, a mere speck against the sand. There would be plenty of time to wonder about him.... read more

Let's Make Money

Posted by sandoval at January 8, 2016, 8:25 pm in Movies » Documentary - Economics

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Most of us don't know where their money is. However, one thing is for certain, it's is not in the bank to which we entrusted it.

The bank and our money is already a part of the cycle of the global money market.

Let’s Make Money is an anti-capitalist Austrian documentary by Erwin Wagenhofer released in 2008.

It is about aspects of the development of the world wide financial system, focusing on how elitists economically exploit the rest of society, especially in the developing world, but also in western nations.

The film starts by ... read more

The Soul of Man under Socialism by Oscar Wilde

Posted by ayala at January 3, 2016, 9:03 pm in Ebooks » Social science

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In The Soul of Man under Socialism Oscar Wilde expounds on an anarchist world view. Wilde argues that under capitalism the majority of people spoil their lives by an unhealthy and exaggerated altruism-are forced, indeed, so to spoil them: instead of realizing their true talents, they waste their time solving the social problems caused by capitalism, without taking their common cause away. Thus, caring people seriously and very sentimentally set themselves to the task of remedying the evils that they see in poverty, but their remedies do not cure the disease: they merely prolong it because, the proper aim is to try and reconstruct society on such a basis that poverty will be... read more

The Bitcoin Gospel

Posted by barrios at December 28, 2015, 7:57 pm in Movies » Documentary - Economics

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The Bitcoin Gospel is a documentary film that talks about the power of Bitcoin in today's world. When the financial world collapsed in 2008, a mysterious genius under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto presented the architecture for the perfect, bankless currency. Bitcoins can’t be forged, and can be transferred worldwide with one click of a button, without transaction costs. Up till today, nobody knows who Nakamoto is, but his invention of the first decentralized cryptocurrency became world-famous within a couple of years. Bitcoin was initially dismissed as unsafe and only interesting to criminals. But in fits and starts, the exchange rate kept going up, and more and more banks and governments are realizing that bitcoin is an invention they can’t ignore.... read more

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