Download or read book Gone Into If Not Explained written by Greg Kuzma and published by . This book was released on 1976 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book It s Not Funny If I Have to Explain It written by Scott Adams and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 2011-08-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Office workers, cubicle squatters, and corporate drones everywhere read Dilbert in their morning papers and see their own bosses and coworkers in the frames of the strip, enacting on newsprint the weird rituals and bizarre activities that are conducted each day in the American workplace. The characters' names and hairstyles have been changed to protect their identities, but Dilbert's readers aren't fooled. After all, they spend every day with these idiots and lunatics. Jargon-spewing corporate zombies. The sociopath who checks voice mail on his speaker phone. The fascist information systems guy. The sadistic human resources director. The technophobic vice president. The power-mad executive assistant. The pursed-lip sycophant. The big stubborn dumb guy. They're Dilbert's coworkers, and chances are they're yours, too. If you know them, work with them, or dialogue with them about leveraging synergies to maximize shareholder value, then you'll recognize this comic strip as a day at the office, only funnier! Since 1989 Dilbert has lampooned not only the people but also the accepted conventions and practices of the business world. Office politics, management trends, business travel, personnel policies, corporate bureaucracy, irrational strategies, unfathomable accounting practices, unproductive meetings, dysfunctional organizations, oppressive work spaces, silly protocols, and inscrutable jargon are all targets of Adams's darkly goofy satirical pen. Dilbert strikes a deeply resonant chord with fans because it casts such a dead-on reflection of the realities of the white-collar workplace, even with its off-the-wall delivery. It's Not Funny If I Have to Explain It, features Adams's personal all-time favorite selections, along with his own handwritten commentary about the strips.
Download or read book The Bible Is it Believable If not what then written by Dr. Tyrone Bennett and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2014-10-02 with total page 52 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “One of the most beautiful things anyone could experience in this life is becoming a Christian. For when men and women become once again in union with God we are complete, both in body and spirit.” Using this message as the core platform of his book, Tyrone Bennett addresses the issue of bitter discrepancies between different religions and anoints the Bible as the sole provider of the truth about the relationship between God and Man. Through his interpretations of passages and messages from the Bible, Bennett encourages devout Christianity, instilling the idea that true Christianity is more than attending church and celebrating holidays. He explains that it is a lifestyle that requires a lifelong devotion and has specific guidelines. Through sharp perception and uplifting wisdom, Tyrone Bennett reaffirms faith in those who don’t allow God’s saving grace into their lives.
Download or read book If Not Empire What written by Berry Friesen and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2015-02-20 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this thoughtful and systematic exploration, Friesen and Stoner understand the Bible to be an extended argument about life, love and power. In the various biblical texts, this argument presents two versions of the Hebrew god, one who aligns with kings and the religious establishment, the other who makes a fool of kings and aligns with everyday people. Through discussion of each biblical text, the authors highlight how this argument plays out in the history of the Israelites, the prophetic attempts to articulate an alternative to the nation-state, the life and teachings of Jesus, and the multi-ethnic community that emerged after Jesus' death. Written in a popular style, the book serves as a concise and sometimes irreverent introduction to the entire Bible while demonstrating its immediate relevance to the problems of violence, insecurity and injustice.
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Download or read book Changing Minds If Not Hearts written by James M. Glaser and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2013-08-21 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Americans preach egalitarianism, but democracy makes it hard for minorities to win. Changing Minds, If Not Hearts explores political strategies that counteract the impulse of racial majorities to think about racial issues as a zero-sum game, in which a win for one group means a loss for another. James M. Glaser and Timothy J. Ryan argue that, although political processes often inflame racial tensions, the tools of politics also can alleviate conflict. Through randomized experiments conducted in South Carolina, California, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and New Jersey, Glaser and Ryan uncover the racial underpinnings of disputes over affirmative action, public school funding initiatives, Confederate flag displays on government buildings, reparations, and racial profiling. The authors examine whether communities rife with conflict endorse different outcomes when issues are cast in different terms—for example, by calling attention to double standards, evoking alternate conceptions of fairness and justice, or restructuring electoral choices to offer voters greater control. Their studies identify a host of tools that can help overcome opposition to minority interests that are due to racial hostility. Even in communities averse to accommodation, even where antipathy and prejudice linger, minorities can win. With clearly presented data and compelling prose, Changing Minds, If Not Hearts provides a vivid and practical illustration of how academic theory can help resolve conflicts on the ground.
Download or read book If Not for You written by Linda Steinberg and published by Linda Steinberg. This book was released on 2021-10-08 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She's always played by the rules. E.R. doc Elizabeth Carr studied hard in school, became a doctor, and married the chief of surgery. She's checked every box in the Success column except Happiness. Now in the midst of a contentious divorce, struggling to find her own way, she's treating a patient who refuses to obey her orders and seems to think life is all about having fun. He challenges her to say yes instead of no to opportunity, and develop a new attitude. Can Liz open her outlook enough to take a chance--with him? He believes rules are for other people. Born with a bad ticker, Jack Hardy spent most of his childhood in and out of hospitals. Since receiving a new heart and tasting freedom, he's indulged in every dangerous sport and daredevil opportunity activity presented him. But a life heavy on adventure has left him light on relationships. As he becomes less thrilled with thrills, he yearns to settle down with someone who will love and accept him for who he is. Has he played around too long to make a serious relationship work? Women empowering women--and the Men who love them If Not For You is the third book in the Rainy Day Women series. In a converted warehouse near downtown Dallas, Texas, a group of strong, professional women come together to volunteer their services to women of an under-served community. They name their facility the Rainy Day Women's Center. Each book is a stand-alone romance about competent, independent women and the equally competent, independent men they can't ignore--or live without.
Download or read book When Growth Is Not Enough written by Francisco Galrao Carneiro and published by World Bank Publications. This book was released on 2017-05-31 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Dominican Republic stands out as a fast growing economy that has not been able to generate a commensurate reduction in poverty. Three reasons have been raised before to explain this conundrum: (i) a labor market that does not translate productivity gains into salary increases; (ii) a domestic economy with weak inter-sectoral linkages; (iii) and a public sector that does not spend enough nor particularly well to reduce poverty. In addition, the country remains largely exposed to natural disasters and exogenous shocks that, if not mitigated properly, may affect the sustainability of growth in the medium and longer terms. This book assembles a collection of empirical analyses that explore three complementary hypotheses that could help understand why the Dominican Republic continues, to this date, experiencing high economic growth rates with limited poverty reduction. The first hypothesis is concerned with testing whether the observed pattern of fast economic growth cum persistent poverty in the DR is partly driven by a poverty methodology that does not account for price variation that affects distinctly the consumption patterns of low-income and better-off households. If that hypothesis holds, the DR may face a situation in which household income for households at the bottom of the distribution is underestimated. The second hypothesis tests whether the pattern of specialization in the DR might be such that it does not favor unskilled labor. If that hypothesis holds, then returns to capital are probably much higher than returns to labor which would be an indication that the DR has had a comparative advantage in products that are capital intensive instead of labor-intensive. The third hypothesis investigates whether poverty and wage inequality in the DR are affected not only by immigration but also by emigration. The contribution of the volume, therefore, lies in precisely offering a more careful exploration of specific issues around common explanations for the shortcomings of the DR in reducing poverty on a faster basis.
Download or read book If Not Now When written by Primo Levi and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-06-20 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based off a true story, a group of Jewish partisans fight the Nazis behind enemy lines during the final year of World War II. Primo Levi’s powerful novel is equal parts suspenseful and philosophical. World War II is in its final throes. As the Nazis retreat from the Red Army, much of Europe is left in total devastation. Against this backdrop, the watchmaker Mendel, who lost his wife and entire village to the Nazis, meets Leonid, a teenage escapee from a concentration camp. Stranded behind German lines, the pair makes their way through a desolate landscape to join a group of resistance fighters intent on sabotaging the enemy and liberating Jewish prisoners. An epic story stretching from Eastern Soviet Union to Northern Italy, If Not Now, When? is a novel about acts of resistance—both small and large—against impossible odds. Along with Elie Wiesel and Hannah Arendt, Primo Levi is remembered as one of the most powerful and perceptive writers on the Holocaust and the Jewish experience during World War II. This is an essential book both for students and literary readers. Reading Primo Levi is a lesson in the resiliency of the human spirit.
Download or read book If Not Pre Trib Rapture Then What written by Teri Sue Riddering TH.D. and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2020-01-22 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a careful attempt to explore and “fill in the picture” of the eschatological puzzle using the entire Biblical Scripture cohesively within a conceptual framework of two peoples, Jew and Christian, who are His people of the New Covenant (Jer. 31:31; Matt. 2:28) united under one Messiah as “one new man” (Eph. 2:15). Using solid hermeneutical practices, the author attempts to disprove some major aspects of the Pretribulational “Rapture” theory because it produces a distorted picture of future events regarding the relationship between Jews and Christians. She has organized prophetic past, present, and future events into a logical and coherent sequence that more closely resembles historical reality and God’s eternal plans. At the end, she highlights some of the similarities between Christian and Jewish eschatologies, and then describes the final outcome of God’s purposes with mankind while offering some suggestions as to what Christians can do as they await victoriously for the converging of both eschatologies and the fulfillment of all things.
Download or read book If Not This Dream written by Larry D. Clark and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2015-08-06 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If Not This Dream is an 1134-page fast-paced novel presented in three books. The night before Zaki, his family, Safiyah Hadejia, and Thomas depart for Nigeria, Africa, to search for Màdawwàri, Biggs shows him where his family has buried sixteen giant black-iron cauldrons full of gold coins, now worth billions. When the group arrives at Lagos, Nigeria, they board a Sikorsky S-92, a five-blade helicopter, and fly northeast. When they land at Hadejia, Ahmadu Hadejia, Safiyah’s father, and his men surround the machine, all pointing assault rifles at it. The group exits the helicopter, all inspected by Ahmadu. After taking the group into his modern home, Ahmadu gives permission for his daughter to accompany them to the village of the circle, charging Zaki’s mother with her safety. Three weeks later, the group returns, this time Safiyah asking her father if she can return to America with the family. When he learns that his daughter has lost her virginity to Zaki, an infidel, he goes into a rage, threatening to behead his daughter and Zaki. Safiyah’s mother pleads for mercy from her husband. He finally bans Safiyah from his home under curse, never to see her again. They escape in their chartered Sikorsky S-92, a five-blade helicopter. The young pureblooded American Hausa fulfills his ancestor’s dream and embarks on his own dream, building a self-sustaining all-black private school and town outside Charleston, South Carolina. Tragedy propels Zaki into national spotlight. Interviews on Larry King Live, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and an overnight stay in the Obama White House on the fourth of July facilitate the acceleration of phase two of his dream. Phase three of the dream is for all African American people to return to their roots to rebuild their culture in the original Dixie states of America. Phase three will shake America’s foundation.
Download or read book Nothing If Not Critical written by Robert Hughes and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2012-02-22 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Holbein to Hockney, from Norman Rockwell to Pablo Picasso, from sixteenth-century Rome to 1980s SoHo, Robert Hughes looks with love, loathing, warmth, wit and authority at a wide range of art and artists, good, bad, past and present. As art critic for Time magazine, internationally acclaimed for his study of modern art, The Shock of the New, he is perhaps America’s most widely read and admired writer on art. In this book: nearly a hundred of his finest essays on the subject. For the realism of Thomas Eakins to the Soviet satirists Komar and Melamid, from Watteau to Willem de Kooning to Susan Rothenberg, here is Hughes—astute, vivid and uninhibited—on dozens of famous and not-so-famous artists. He observes that Caravaggio was “one of the hinges of art history; there was art before him and art after him, and they were not the same”; he remarks that Julian Schnabel’s “work is to painting what Stallone’s is to acting”; he calls John Constable’s Wivenhoe Park “almost the last word on Eden-as-Property”; he notes how “distorted traces of [Jackson] Pollock lie like genes in art-world careers that, one might have thought, had nothing to do with his.” He knows how Norman Rockwell made a chicken stand still long enough to be painted, and what Degas said about success (some kinds are indistinguishable from panic). Phrasemaker par excellence, Hughes is at the same time an incisive and profound critic, not only of particular artists, but also of the social context in which art exists and is traded. His fresh perceptions of such figures as Andy Warhol and the French writer Jean Baudrillard are matched in brilliance by his pungent discussions of the art market—its inflated prices and reputations, its damage to the public domain of culture. There is a superb essay on Bernard Berenson, and another on the strange, tangled case of the Mark Rothko estate. And as a finale, Hughes gives us “The SoHoiad,” the mock-epic satire that so amused and annoyed the art world in the mid-1980s. A meteor of a book that enlightens, startles, stimulates and entertains.
Download or read book The Big Book about Nothing If Not Now When written by S. F. Pfister and published by Wheatmark, Inc.. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 387 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We are all on a quest to find something that will fulfill us. But what if what we are looking for isn't a thing at all? What if we already hold all that we need within ourselves? "The Big Book about Nothing" will open you to the wisdom of the Soul, directing your attention beyond your thoughts to the sacred Source of those thoughts. Through the gateway of silence, allow this book to guide you to the eternal "no-thing-ness" of your inner essence . . . here, God alone is real. If not now . . . when?
Download or read book Report of the Chief Astronomer written by and published by . This book was released on 1910 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book When Chicken Soup Is Not Enough written by Ralph E. Retherford and published by Frederick Fell Publishers. This book was released on 2002-06 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This common sense guide to health and well-being explains, in non-nonsense language, what makes us people sick and what keeps them well. This indispensable bestseller teaches readers how to unlock the door to permanent wellness through the mind-body connection. The book includes: A crossover the best of Western and Eastern medicine and hypnotherapy. Clear concise, readable and commonsense advice. Featuring new information on the integration of western medicine, mind-body healing and Chinese medicine. An expanded section on how to permanently cure panic disorder. Man new case histories on a variety of common health problems stemming from the mind-body connection.
Download or read book When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans written by John V. A. (Jr.) Fine and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2010-02-05 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This is history as it should be written. In When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans, a logical advancement on his earlier studies, Fine has successfully tackled a fascinating historical question, one having broad political implications for our own times. Fine's approach is to demonstrate how ideas of identity and self-identity were invented and evolved in medieval and early-modern times. At the same time, this book can be read as a critique of twentieth-century historiography-and this makes Fine's contribution even more valuable. This book is an original, much-needed contribution to the field of Balkan studies." -Steve Rapp, Associate Professor of Caucasian, Byzantine, and Eurasian History, and Director, Program in World History and Cultures Department of History, Georgia State University Atlanta When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans is a study of the people who lived in what is now Croatia during the Middle Ages (roughly 600-1500) and the early-modern period (1500-1800), and how they identified themselves and were identified by others. John V. A. Fine, Jr., advances the discussion of identity by asking such questions as: Did most, some, or any of the population of that territory see itself as Croatian? If some did not, to what other communities did they consider themselves to belong? Were the labels attached to a given person or population fixed or could they change? And were some people members of several different communities at a given moment? And if there were competing identities, which identities held sway in which particular regions? In When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans, Fine investigates the identity labels (and their meaning) employed by and about the medieval and early-modern population of the lands that make up present-day Croatia. Religion, local residence, and narrow family or broader clan all played important parts in past and present identities. Fine, however, concentrates chiefly on broader secular names that reflect attachment to a city, region, tribe or clan, a labeled people, or state. The result is a magisterial analysis showing us the complexity of pre-national identity in Croatia, Dalmatia, and Slavonia. There can be no question that the medieval and early-modern periods were pre-national times, but Fine has taken a further step by demonstrating that the medieval and early-modern eras in this region were also pre-ethnic so far as local identities are concerned. The back-projection of twentieth-century forms of identity into the pre-modern past by patriotic and nationalist historians has been brought to light. Though this back-projection is not always misleading, it can be; Fine is fully cognizant of the danger and has risen to the occasion to combat it while frequently remarking in the text that his findings for the Balkans have parallels elsewhere. John V. A. Fine, Jr. is Professor of History at the University of Michigan.