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The Secret Life of Bees joins the list of great books about black life in the USA. I think it is actually as good as other such great books as The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Roots by Alex Haley, and The Measure of a Man by Sidney Portier. These books should be required reading for those in the world who want to go to a university for further studies.
Yes. It was very helpful for me as an Audible listener. It shows some things that sometimes slip our minds when we exposed to a barrage of opinions every day in the newspaper we have chosen from Audible, such as the opinions of the Wall Street Journal or New York Times. The author says to remember who they work for as we begin to read their material, which is sooo true.
Although in the format of a college great course book, it was short enough (one hour) that I didn't lose attention and abandon it. I have a short attention span when it comes to college courses and college lectures.
Audible should give this book for free as a customer perk, because it is very helpful in selecting the books one will buy and listen to in the future. Customers can come back to this book over and over again, for guidance and inspiration in their reading explorations.
World War II
Before you ever make a comment on a blog or facebook again, about politics, about the USA, about its history of military actions around the world, please, read this book. It will change your mind for the better, and help you understand the USA so much better. Promise.
The things that he says are not healthy for human beings to believe. The author is living in a fantasy world.
The author starts by saying he is comparing C.S.Lewis with Sigmund Freud. He quotes Freud's letters and finds all of his human faults, and says that proves Freud was wrong about his views of God. I have read Freud's books, not his letters, and find his books inspiring of further study in psychology and very descriptive of the processes of the mind and thought, which it was Freud's intent to do. I thought this author's descriptions of Freud extremely irrational and prejudiced. I would not buy or read this book, but, instead, buy and read Freud's books about psychoanalysis and other things, following your curiousity thru all of Freud's books. They are awesome. This author of "The Question of God" is not.
Clearly, the police began murdering striking platinum miners in South Africa, without provocation, and were in the wrong. Clearly, they were ordered to do this by the UK CEO. Clearly USA car makers in Detroit who need the platinum for pollution control devices currently used on all vehicles pressured him into the murders. Yet, the BBC Newshour reported none of this. From the BBC report, which is a mess of confusing statements, the real cause was workers demanding safer working conditions or double their wages. Now the BBC has joined industry in the murder of workers, and I will never listen to its news report again in the same way.
Yesterday, Aug. 20, 2012, The World reported on the slaughter of South African platinum miners protesting their unsafe working conditions and low wages. The slaughter was caused by a UK accountant in charge of the Lonmin Mining Company, and motivated by the pressure of USA and Japanese auto makers for platinum to be cheap so they can use it for devices of vehicles that cut emissions of poisonous materials from their exhaust as they move. The World reported only that the miners fired on police first, which clearly wasn't true, from viewing the pictures and video clips. I will never forgive the World and the USA for this great evil. Let the world's people never forget it.
The USA is doing many grave evils in the world today, as in its past, and if our news media never reports the truth and the true causes of this behavior, it will never end. Human civilization cannot continue on this planet in such a state of suffering. The news media is responsible.
Today the NYT presented the apparent winner of the election July 1, 2012, of the election for President in Mexico, Enrique Pina-Nieto, as a PRI autocrat who would bring dictatorship to the Mexican people. On the contrary, he is not a dictator. He campaigned promising to refocus the work of the government from slaving to the desires of the USA, which is buying street drugs thru Mexico, and, at the very same time, selling the weapons it makes to bad Mexican people who do this and to the government leaders in the Mexico who fight violently with them, and electing leaders in the USA who support the whole process, such as by making street drugs people criminals. The USA continues to abuse Mexican immigrants to do work no American wants to do for the pay, and deports Mexican immigrants who commit any crimes to Mexico to plague that country. These USA behaviors are causing great violence and corruption in Mexican government units and businesses, and thousands of Mexican citizens are being tortured and murdered as a direct result. The NYT is siding with the wrong side in this issue, and, I feel very unhappy with the spin of the articles and editorials it is broadcasting to Americans. I take care of my family, too, but my family is all good people on the planet. alive today and coming soon.
Well-researched, well-written, well-read. The book covers every important area of the USA that is in the current events, every major problem of the existing democracy, every cause of the problems, and gives many good solutions.
The author's treatment is competent, independent, and helpful. It is in a class by itself, far above any other book I have listened to about the most important problems we face in our generation.
Mr. Adams had a good, concerned reading that used pauses and emphasis appropriately. i have no complaints.
Really, folks, I'm not making this up. This is one of the most important books that any author in our generation has produced. It covers over-fishing and global warming in a complete and thorough manner. After listening to this book, you will respect the author's wisdom, understanding, kindness, and goodness, and have a good plan for facing the future, the near future, of mankind on the planet. I hope audible.com promotes this book as a must-read for all its customers.
The people who publish this trash don't realize how many people can see their hidden motives of self-interest in the distortions of news they are reproducing here.
I subscribed to Forbes, too. Same thing.
You will be hurt and insulted by the spin and disrespect the paper shows, and not want to listen to the newspaper ever again, but you can't get your money back from audible for cancelling. Don't even try to subscribe to this trash.
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