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  • 'Time is elastic': an extract from Carlo Rovelli's The Order of Time

    04/20/2018 2:21:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4/14/18
    What does it really mean to say that time ‘passes’? Why does time pass faster in the mountains than it does at sea level? The physicist explains in this extract from his latest book I stop and do nothing. Nothing happens. I am thinking about nothing. I listen to the passing of time. This is time, familiar and intimate. We are taken by it. The rush of seconds, hours, years that hurls us towards life then drags us towards nothingness ... We inhabit time as fish live in water. Our being is being in time. Its solemn music nurtures us,...
  • Vanity - No one shows to buy Comey book, in Washington, DC....Kramerbooks, Dupont Circle District

    04/17/2018 10:54:49 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 50 replies
    Lookee, lookee, The famed, long term small bookstore, Kramerbooks, located in the Dupont Circle District of Washington, DC, opened its doors for business at 12:01 AM, Tuesday morning expecting an onslaught of excited customers with money in hand to get the "hot sell", James Comey book. Opps.....no one showed...not one customer. Nothing more needs to be said!!!
  • Clinton World fumes over Comey book tour: 'He's now lying'

    04/17/2018 8:18:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 17, 2018 | Judson Berger
    The release Tuesday of James Comey’s highly anticipated memoir has rekindled the simmering feud with top Clinton family advisers, who still blame the fired FBI director for President Trump’s 2016 election victory.
  • It's all downhill for Comey now

    04/15/2018 7:39:40 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/15/18 | Thomas Lifson
    The day that James Comey cashed the multi-million dollar advance check from MacMillan Publishers will turn out to mark the date that we can call “Peak Comey.” It was all downhill from the instant the ink started drying on his signature on the back of the check. He and his ghost writer suddenly faced the unenviable task of making him look like the righteous warrior he had always portended to be, but with the need to fill 300 pages with something. Self-serving rationalizations can’t sustain reader interest over that many words, so apparently they decided that prose about physical appearances...
  • Risks loom for Comey's book blitz

    04/14/2018 7:36:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 04/14/2018 06:39 AM EDT | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    James Comey’s new memoir is already a pre-publication media hit, but the former FBI director’s tell-all assault on President Donald Trump also poses major risks—not only for Comey’s personal reputation but for the wider Russia investigation he helped launch. Trump and his allies bombarded Comey with insults Friday, targeting his credibility and seeking to undermine his image as a nonpartisan law enforcement professional. On Twitter Friday, Trump called Comey an “untruthful slime ball,” while White House press secretary Sarah Sanders branded him a “discredited partisan hack.” Other critics accused Comey of cashing in on his celebrity to an unseemly degree....
  • Comey's book tour is a colossal mistake

    04/01/2018 10:46:37 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/01/18 | JAMES GAGLIANO, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    He continues to diminish himself and the cherished office he once held.
  • McCain book promises ‘no-holds-barred’ take on Trump

    03/27/2018 7:37:10 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03-27-2018 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is set to offer a "no-holds-barred" assessment of the Trump administration in a new memoir. The book's publisher, Simon and Schuster, said Monday that the title, "The Restless Wave," will begin with McCain's 2008 White House run against now-former President Barack Obama, and will reflect on his time in the Senate during Obama's tenure in office, according to AFP. But he will also "share his experiences during the divisive 2016 election and his no-holds-barred opinions on the current developments coming out of Washington," the publisher said.
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - 40th Anniversary

    03/09/2018 11:52:38 AM PST · by Da_Shrimp · 73 replies
    BBC Radio 4 ^ | BBC Radio 4
    "I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say "Hang the sense of it" and just keep yourself occupied. - Slartibartfast, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy"
  • New Book Outlines Trump's Supposed Threat to Democracy

    03/04/2018 6:29:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    Two political scientists specializing in how democracies decay and die have compiled four warning signs to determine if a political leader is a dangerous authoritarian. The leader shows only a weak commitment to democratic rules.He or she denies the legitimacy of opponents.He or she tolerates violence.He or she shows some willingness to curb civil liberties or the media. “A politician who meets even one of these criteria is cause for concern,” Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, both professors at Harvard, write in their important new book.“With the exception of Richard Nixon, no major-party presidential candidate met even one of these...
  • Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

    02/25/2018 11:29:32 AM PST · by bgill · 71 replies
    wcvb ^ | Feb. 25, 2018 | AP
    <p>The former first lady tweeted Sunday that the book is called "Becoming." She is calling her memoir a "deeply personal experience."</p> <p>The former first lady and her husband, former President Barack Obama, last year reached a joint agreement with Penguin Random House for their respective books. The deal is believed to be well in excess of $30 million.</p>
  • Andrew McCabe “SET UP” Trump White House - STARTED The Fake News ‘Obstruction Of Justice” Charge

    01/31/2018 6:40:26 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1-31-2018
    A new book on the media’s relationship with the Trump White House has revealed a FBI operation to specifically set up a senior member of the Trump administration in a move that eventually led to the original claims of obstruction of justice against the president.According to the book, “Media Madness,” by Howard Kurtz, then deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe called White House chief of staff Reince Priebus shortly after the release of a fake news report in the New York Times to ask to speak to him privately, telling him that “everything” in the article was “bullsh*t” and not to...
  • Didn’t Everyone Know Sloppy Steve Was the Leaker?

    01/05/2018 3:00:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 5, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Trump has been busy tweeting. Last night just before midnight, Trump, “I authorized zero access to the White House. I actually turned down this author many times. I never spoke with him for the book. It’s full of lies, misrepresentations, and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve.” So Bannon has now earned a Trumpian nickname. When that happens to you, that’s not good. I mean, Crooked Hillary will always now forever be known as Crooked Hillary. To a certain extent, Lyin’ Ted. I mean, he’s always gonna...
  • Trump book author Michael Wolff made a damaging admission on the ‘Today’ show

    01/05/2018 2:42:40 PM PST · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5 Jan 2018 | Callum Borchers
    Author Michael Wolff bolstered President Trump's effort to discredit the new book “Fire and Fury” on Friday when he acknowledged in a “Today” show interview that he had been willing to say whatever was “necessary” to gain access at the White House. Wolff's admission does not directly undermine the veracity of his reporting, but it creates the appearance that he might have approached some members of the president's team under false pretenses, leading sources to believe that when they opened up they were speaking to a sympathetic ear. That's a bad look — one which the White House can use...
  • Green Tyranny: Exposing the Totalitarian Roots of the Climate Industrial Complex

    12/17/2017 2:38:43 PM PST · by iowamark · 19 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 11/28/17 | Rupert Darwall
    Rupert Darwall is a strategy consultant and policy analyst. He read economics and history at Cambridge University and subsequently worked in finance as an investment analyst and in corporate finance before becoming a special adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He has written extensively for publications on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Wall Street Journal, National Review, the Daily Telegraph and The Spectator and is the author of the widely praised "The Age of Global Warming: A History" (2013). Climate change was political long before Al Gore first started talking about it. In Green Tyranny, Rupert Darwall...
  • "Saving K-12" -– Why you may want this book

    12/09/2017 3:02:39 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 32 replies
    Bruce Deitrick Price ^ | Dec. 8, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    1) Good Christmas present for smart people. Somewhat complex sophistries are explained in simple terms. It’s fun knowing how this stuff works. 2) This book is a guidebook to what’s really going on in our public schools. Weird, unproven theories and methods are commonplace, such as Sight-words to teach reading, Constructivism to teach knowledge, Common Core Math to teach arithmetic, and so on. Once you understand these gimmicks, then you can fight back more successfully against the school system. 3) A group, whether 2 people or 20 people, can use this book to initiate and focus discussions. You can pick...
  • ‘I’ve Got a Crook Running My Campaign’ (Lewandowski on Manafort and Trump)

    12/04/2017 5:11:04 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    The following is an excerpt from Let Trump Be Trump by Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, to be published on December 3. We were somewhere over New Jersey, on our way to an event in Delaware, on the Trump helicopter when all hell broke loose. On board were Mr. Trump, the campaign’s press secretary Hope Hicks, security chief Keith Schiller, one Secret Service agent and me. Paul Manafort had been part of the campaign for a few weeks, his job to secure enough delegates to push Trump over the top at the Republican National Convention. When the boss originally asked...
  • TIME Magazine Names Hillary Clinton’s ‘What Happened’ Top Non-Fiction Book of 2017

    11/22/2017 5:02:18 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 58 replies
    freebeacon ^ | November 21, 2017 | Conor Beck
    Time magazine released a list of 2017's best non-fiction books Tuesday, and the winning author is the candidate who finished second in the presidential election. Hillary Clinton's election memoir What Happened grabbed Time‘s No. 1 spot. The blurb accompanying the book's position on the list reads, "Clinton offers one answer to the question that rang collectively from more than half the country on Nov. 9, 2016. The writing is frank, reflective and a piece of modern history." Clinton tweeted that she was honored for her placement the list. ✔ Wow. I wasn’t sure how letting my guard down would go...but...
  • Kids’ book called ‘P is for Palestine’ is stirring up outrage among moms

    11/19/2017 9:55:49 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 19, 2017 | Sara Dorn and Stephanie Pagones
    A children’s book titled “P is for Palestine” is infuriating some New York Jewish mothers — who charge that it’s nothing but anti-Semitic propaganda disguised as a kids’ alphabet book. “Omg. Crazy. I’m livid at this,’’ one woman wrote on Facebook. “I can’t believe it’s real and in NYC!” Another post reads, “You have gall advertising your incredibly politically insensitive book on this site. “You must have known you would be igniting a political firestorm by posting that in the hopes of drumming up sales for your ridiculous book . . .It’s disgraceful.’’ And still another Facebook user wrote, “A...
  • Juanita Broaddrick Coming Out With New Book On Surviving Bill Clinton's Alleged Rape

    11/18/2017 9:13:08 AM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 17, 2017 | Peter Hasson
    Juanita Broaddrick is coming out with a new book detailing her rape allegations against former President Bill Clinton. "The time has come for me to talk about my life and abuse in full," Broaddrick wrote on Twitter. "I am working on a book with [journalist Nick Lulli] to set the record straight on what Bill Clinton did to me." The book’s title, "You'd Better Put Some Ice On That," is a reference to what Broaddrick says Clinton told her after he allegedly raped her in an Arkansas hotel room in 1978. The book's subtitle: "How I survived being raped by...
  • He’s baaack! Joe Biden hits the road peddling a book

    11/13/2017 2:29:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 13, 2017 | Andrew Malcom
    Stand by for more Joe Biden than you knew you wanted. Two months’ worth.The aging VP, who turns 75 this month, begins his book tour today. I said, HE’S STARTING A BOOK TOUR TODAY! So, you’ll see and hear the loquacious retiree on the TV and radio shows of all the usual sympathetic suspects. Everyone will ask him about running for president in 2020. That’s the plan.Biden likes people talking about him running for president. He ran twice, quite unsuccessfully, as you may recall. One time he had a plagiarism problem. Then came 2008.Barack Obama, who had much more ambition...