http://www.ted.com When German psychologist Inge Missmahl went to Afghanistan, she saw universal wounds of the human heart -- despair and trauma. She tackled this widespread depression with psychosocial counseling, and in return witnessed remarkable individual and social healing and new hope for families and communities. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate. Watch a highlight reel of the Top 10 TEDTalks at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10
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A discussion of the role of women in the rebuilding of Afghanistan, part of a three day conference in Istanbul, Turkey, on women in the global community co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. For many years, the Library of Congress has collaborated with the Fulbright program (administered by the U.S. State Department under its Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) by briefing Fulbright scholars traveling abroad about the countries they were to visit and describing the Library's holdings in their field. During the three-day conference, more than 80 participants took part in 11 panels and seven discussion groups on topics such as women's roles in education, information and communication technologies, public health, economic policy, civil society, war and peace, and the political role of women. There were also four country-specific panels on Afghanistan, Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey, which covered a variety of issues from reform of personal status laws and women in the media, to assistance to women refugees in countries that experienced prolonged periods of war. Most participants came from Muslim countries such as those represented on the country-specific panels, as well as from other nations such as Morocco, Algeria, Iran and Pakistan. Speaker Biography: Senzil Nawid was born in Kabul Afghanistan. She received her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona in 1987. She has taught courses in history and Persian language and literature at the University of Arizona and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago and New York University. The focus of her research is political, social and cultural history of Afghanistan in the 19th and 20th centuries. She is also interested in Afghan women's history and legal rights. She has conducted archival and library research in Afghanistan, Great Britain, France, India, Pakistan, Switzerland and the United States. She has presented much of her research in national and international conferences. Speaker Biography: Born in Tehran, Iran, Valentine Moghadam received her higher education in Canada and the U.S. In addition to her academic career, she has been a senior research fellow at UNU/WIDER in Helsinki, Finland and a section chief at UNESCO in Paris. She is currently on the faculty of Northeastern University and has served on the faculty of Purdue University, where she directed the Women's Studies Program. Moghadam's areas of research are globalization, revolutions and social movements, transnational feminist networks, and gender, development and democratization in the Middle East and North Africa. Her current research is on prospects for a women-friendly democratization after the Arab Spring. Speaker Biography: Sima Wali is president and CEO of the Refugee Women in Development organization that focuses on re-integrating women living in conflict and post-conflict societies. An Afghan refugee to the United States, she is the recipient of Amnesty International's 1999 third annual Ginetta Sagan Fund Award and served as one of only three women delegates to the United Nations peace talks on Afghanistan. Speaker Biography: Hassina Sherjan was born in Afghanistan but grew up and was educated in the United States. A trip to Afghanistan when she was an adult inspired her to move back to her home country with two missions: The first was to educate young women through a non-profit organization she started called Aid Afghanistan for Education and a for-profit company, Boumi, that manufactures and distributes products for the home such as curtains, cushion covers, tea cozies, coasters, bedclothes and bathroom accessories. The mission of Boumi is to create jobs in Afghanistan, especially for women, based on traditional Afghani designs and using only locally-grown cotton. For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=8178
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We interview Simon from ASJ to showcase us and teach us about some of the products they carry at the JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show. Visit us at: www.jogsshow.com The JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show is known world-wide for its variety of international dealers, and as one of the largest shows at the annual TGMS in Arizona. Every year, JOGS hosts dealers both of finished jewelry from around the world, as well as the manufacturers and producers of every sort of gem and precious stone the world has to offer. At JOGS Southwestern Pavilion, you can find many dealers, including Sunwest Silver offering the widest variety of turquoise available anywhere; Nashaf Khalaf with high-end signed Native American pieces both old and new, and many more silver and turquoise dealers as well. A brief stroll finds you at JOGS Amber Pavilion. Here the organizers work closely with the American Amber Association, Amber Man, and the top dealers of Europe to offer the absolute broadest selection of Amber available anywhere. Each year the success of the shows ensures that Poland Russia and Lithuania bring their best honeyed offerings to JOGS Tucson . With Silver from Indonesia and Mexico, and a dizzying array of rough and cut stones, as well as beads from Africa, Brazil and Thailand; JOGS presents the professional jeweler and the committed hobbyist with everything they need to create works of art. You'll find the best--Straight from the mines, at the JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show!
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This educational resource is a practical time-saver that will enable you to get good at reptiles, weird animals. Watch our tutorial on How To Look After Baby Tortoise from one of Videojug's professionals. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=videojug Check Out Our Channel Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/videojug Like Us On Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/videojug Follow Us On Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/videojug Watch This and Other Related films here: http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-care-for-baby-tortoises
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We ask if the violence in the CAR is turning into a religious war? Sami Zeidan speaks to : Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan African News Wire, Donatella Rovera, senior investigator on crisis response for Amnesty International and recently visited the CAR.
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"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it." Chaired by Mary Kostakidis, this special event features Professor Chomsky answering written audience questions on any 'Problems of Knowledge and Freedom' including linguistics, global politics, human rights, responses to climate change, the nature of democracy and any other issues the audience raise. For more videos from Ideas at the House, check out our channel: http://www.youtube.com/ideasatthehouse Susbcribe to get new videos in your feed: http://www.youtube.com/subscribe_widget?p=ideasatthehouse Get a new talk every week on our podcast: Audio - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640445035 Video - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640444896 For more from Ideas at the House, visit: Ideas Hub - http://sydneyoperahouse.com/ideas Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/IdeasAtTheHouse Twitter - https://twitter.com/ideasatthehouse
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Interesting Facts About Balochistan | Hindi/ Urdu | Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan and its largest city is Quetta. This Province is divided into six divisions which are further subdivided into 32 districts. The word Balochistan means the land of the Baloch in their regional language. Even though it is underdeveloped, there are huge deposits of natural resources which sustain the economy. The following are the ten interesting facts about this place. More Videos: Amazing Facts About New Year Eve https://youtu.be/2C4Q-bY4VoM Interesting Facts About Christmas https://youtu.be/Q_i2dpI-9Ck Top 10 Most Corrupt Police Forces In World https://youtu.be/tp8ZWMAStds Top 10 Biggest Statues In The World 2019 https://youtu.be/HOg0JxWoZHs Top 10 Facts About JAPAN 2018 https://youtu.be/-_6TbRCWMcU TOP 10 Funny Indian Tv Ads 2018 || Hindi / Urdu || https://youtu.be/feew4H3hM4I Top 10 Lies Told About Islam || Hindi / Urdu || https://youtu.be/0jyUN6RygjI Top 10 Interesting Facts About CPEC || Hindi / Urdu || https://youtu.be/V6FkUZ17sjA Top 10 Wars In Game Of Thrones || Hindi / Urdu || https://youtu.be/8iubBu6Akks Top 10 Indian Tv Most Funny Commercials 2018 https://youtu.be/gNyioQHmpq4 TOP 10 Funny Commercial Compilation From China 2018 https://youtu.be/W7m8hk4GKYY Top 10 Bollywood Movies 2018 You Must Watch || Hindi / Urdu || https://youtu.be/AV9DaTBBL7Y Top 10 Pakistani Dramas You Must Watch 2018 || Hindi / Urdu || https://youtu.be/h-oHnQg27lg Top 10 Weird People In The World || Hindi / Urdu || https://youtu.be/T3etmpT5dUk Top 10 Famous Bollywood Star Kids 2018 || Hindi / Urdu || https://youtu.be/drJoe6HOhKM Top 10 Famous Bollywood Star Kids 2018 || Hindi / Urdu || https://youtu.be/drJoe6HOhKM Top 10 Weirdest Airport In The World 2018 || Hindi / Urdu || https://youtu.be/CpiqqGMSqOk Top 10 Highly Paid Actresses In Bollywood || Hindi / Urdu || https://youtu.be/koEa39v-dpY Top 10 Things Banned In China || Hindi & Urdu || https://youtu.be/9u6h6B38820 Top 10 Wondering Places In China 2018 || Mysterious China || Hindi / Urdu || https://youtu.be/XwVgbDk5dFc Top 10 Most Mysterious Places on Earth 2018 || Hindi / Urdu || https://youtu.be/XwVgbDk5dFc Social Media: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TOPXTV Instagram https://www.instagram.com/topxtv/ Google+ https://plus.google.com/107693615624356020252 Twitter https://twitter.com/TOPXTV1
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The VICE Podcast Show is a weekly discussion which delves inside the minds of some of the most interesting, creative, and bizarre people within the VICE universe. This week, Reihan Salam speaks with Michael Wahid Hanna, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation and leading expert on affairs in Egypt and the Middle East. Following the ousting of Morsi, Hanna traces the history and mission of Egypt's key players in an attempt to shed some light on the new wave of violence and bloodshed erupting in the streets of Egypt. Watch more VICE Podcasts here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Podcasts Check out the VICE podcast on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vice-media/id634513189?mt=2 Subscribe to VICE here! http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Ford Oval of Honor interview with John Bultman, a Vietnam War veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps. This collection contains oral history videos and transcripts for interviews with local World War II, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and Iraq War veterans between 2013 and 2016. The interviews were conducted by Chris Reidy of WIPB-TV as part of its Oval of Honor award series sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. Also included are annual Ford Oval of Honor programs about the award recipients for 2013-2015. To access this video in the Ball State University Digital Media Repository: https://dmr.bsu.edu/digital/collection/FordOvalVid/id/0 To access other items in the Ford Oval of Honor Oral Histories collection: https://dmr.bsu.edu/digital/collection/FordOvalVid The Ball State University Digital Media Repository, a project of Ball State University Libraries, contains over 250,000 freely available digital resources, including digitized material from the Ball State University Archives and Special Collections. For more information: http://dmr.bsu.edu/
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James H. Johnston discusses his book about Yarrow Mamout, an educated Muslim from Guinea who was brought to Maryland on a slave ship and gained his freedom 44 years later. For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7305
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September 24th, 2016 4:00 pm Fourth session – “Breaking political boundaries”: Introduction – Laurel Darcy Hackley (Brown University) 4:10 pm Monica Hanna (Arab Academy for Science and Technology) – Breaking Political Boundaries in Egyptian Archaeology Since the events in 2011, a new form of advocacy related to Egyptian heritage has started. Due to the security vacuum and the political events, some of the sites, museums and storehouses were attacked and thousands of objects were stolen, as well as many archaeological sites illegally dug. Regular citizens in several parts of Egypt found themselves responsible for the security of many of the sites. Indeed, what made the difference to the fate of each site was how the local community reacted. For example, when the Armant prison, north of Luxor’s west bank, was opened and convicts were let loose in January 2011, the locals of al-Bu’airat and al-Qurna went out with their sticks and few rifles to protect the archaeological sites in the area. On the contrary, in the Memphite necropolis close to Abu Sir, Saqqara, Dahshur, and Lisht, villagers called in microphones for villagers to go out and loot. The same also happened to the urban heritage in many cities; several early twentieth-century buildings were brought down by contractors to build new constructions. The historic centre of medieval Cairo was also subjected to problems such as looting and thefts, destruction of buildings and illegal digging under the most important monuments. With the government not able to stop the widespread cultural desecration using their traditional methods, many groups have formed on their own to raise awareness of the problems and to put enough pressure on the political agenda of the Egyptian government in order to take action. Despite most of the efforts have had limited success compared to expectations, yet these groups have managed to create a very good public awareness of the different problems. They were even consulted when the new Egyptian constitution was being written in 2013 and were part in drafting article 50, aiming at the protection of Egyptian cultural heritage. The pressure these groups have created now gives them enough clout to change the future of Egyptian cultural heritage through collaborative efforts with the Egyptian government and international institutions. 4:30 pm Gerry Scott (The American Research Center in Egypt) – Addressing Economic and Social Needs through Cultural Heritage Egypt’s recent revolution, with the resulting breakdown in stability, both real and perceived, brought various sorts of stress to different aspects of Egypt’s cultural heritage. Widespread looting of sites and museum break-ins and theft being widely reported. Another significant area of stress was the dramatic downward plummet of Egypt’s tourism sector, both an important component of the Egyptian economy and the major source of revenue for the Ministry of Antiquities. Luxor, in Upper Egypt, a town that relies almost solely on the tourist industry for its survival, was especially hard hit. This paper will examine an innovative project carried out by the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) and supported with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to offer employment, while at the same time continuing ARCE’s tradition of offering training for Ministry of Antiquities staff and conducting monument conservation. It will also describe some other related projects. 4:50 pm Response: Robert Preucel (Brown University) 5:10 pm Discussion 5:30 pm Closing: James P. Allen (Brown University)
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The VICE Podcast Show sits down this week with documentary photographer, filmmaker, and artist Tim Freccia. We discuss his past work, his experience documenting conflict, as well as his most recent project Cowboy Capitalists, which will air on Vice.com June 17th. Watch more VICE Podcasts here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Podcasts Check out the VICE podcast on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vice-media/id634513189?mt=2 Subscribe to VICE here! http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Afghanistan 00:03:28 1 Etymology 00:04:14 2 History 00:05:30 2.1 Pre-Islamic period 00:09:05 2.2 Islamization and Mongol invasion 00:11:32 2.3 Hotak dynasty and Durrani Empire 00:14:21 2.4 British influence and independent kingdom 00:18:45 2.5 PDPA coup d'état and Soviet war 00:22:40 2.6 Proxy and civil war and Islamic jihad 1989–96 00:26:27 2.7 Taliban Emirate and Northern Alliance 00:28:50 2.8 Recent history (2002–present) 00:31:54 3 Geography 00:35:06 4 Demographics 00:36:28 4.1 Ethnic groups 00:36:44 4.2 Languages 00:37:40 4.3 Religion 00:38:32 5 Governance 00:39:51 5.1 Elections and parties 00:41:31 5.2 Administrative divisions 00:43:04 5.3 Foreign relations and military 00:44:44 5.4 Law enforcement 00:46:17 6 Economy 00:50:03 6.1 Mining 00:52:10 7 Transportation 00:52:19 7.1 Air 00:53:15 7.2 Rail 00:54:13 7.3 Roads 00:55:11 8 Health 00:57:00 9 Education 00:59:45 10 Culture 01:02:24 10.1 Media and entertainment 01:04:47 10.2 Communication 01:05:33 10.3 Cuisine 01:06:06 10.4 Poetry 01:06:46 10.5 Sports 01:09:15 11 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Afghanistan ( (listen); Pashto/Dari: افغانستان, Pashto: Afġānistān [avɣɒnisˈtɒn, ab-], Dari: Afġānestān [avɣɒnesˈtɒn]), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within south-central Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China. Its territory covers 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi) and much of it is covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range, which experience very cold winters. The north consists of fertile plains, whilst the south-west consists of deserts where temperatures can get very hot in summers. Kabul serves as the capital and its largest city. Human habitation in Afghanistan dates back to the Middle Paleolithic Era, and the country's strategic location along the Silk Road connected it to the cultures of the Middle East and other parts of Asia. The land has historically been home to various peoples and has witnessed numerous military campaigns, including those by Alexander the Great, Mauryas, Muslim Arabs, Mongols, British, Soviets, and since 2001 by the United States with NATO-allied countries. It has been called "unconquerable" and nicknamed the "graveyard of empires". The land also served as the source from which the Kushans, Hephthalites, Samanids, Saffarids, Ghaznavids, Ghorids, Khaljis, Mughals, Hotaks, Durranis, and others have risen to form major empires.The political history of the modern state of Afghanistan began with the Hotak and Durrani dynasties in the 18th century. In the late 19th century, Afghanistan became a buffer state in the "Great Game" between British India and the Russian Empire. Its border with British India, the Durand Line, was formed in 1893 but it is not recognized by the Afghan government and it has led to strained relations with Pakistan since the latter's independence in 1947. Following the Third Anglo-Afghan War in 1919 the country was free of foreign influence, eventually becoming a monarchy under King Amanullah, until almost 50 years later when Zahir Shah was overthrown and a republic was established. In 1978, after a second coup Afghanistan first became a socialist state and then a Soviet Union protectorate. This evoked the Soviet–Afghan War in the 1980s against mujahideen rebels. By 1996 most of Afghanistan was captured by the Islamic fundamentalist group the Taliban, who ruled most of the country as a totalitarian regime for over five years. The Taliban were forcibly removed by the NATO-led coalition, and a new democratically-elected government political structure was formed. Afghanistan is a unitary presidential Islamic republic with a population of 31 million, mostly composed of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks. It is a member of the United Nations, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, th ...
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Politicians compete to see who can be the toughest on crime, because they think this gets them votes. The public insist that the criminal mayhem that spices up our media needs an appropriate response. So politicians come forward with a war on drugs, zero tolerance, mandatory sentencing and maybe a three strikes law to top it off. But is this political theatre or effective crime-fighting? Do we actually carry out these strategies and do they work? The 'tough on crime' approach assumes that all we can do is lock people up, preferably for profit. But if we look at the reality of drugs and violence, empirical evidence suggests that being soft on crime, or at least softer on criminals, can be a more effective approach. Chair: Hamish Macdonald is an Australian broadcaster and news presenter. He is the host and creator of the Network Ten show The Truth Is...?, for which he travelled to Afghanistan, Chernobyl, and a Norwegian jail to reveal surprising truths about issues that seemed mistakenly settled in public debate. Erwin James is a convicted murderer and Guardian journalist. James was released in August 2004 having served 20 years of a life sentence. Peter Moskos is a former Baltimore Police Department officer and now Assistant Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University of New York. He is the author of In Defense of Flogging, and was named by The Atlantic as one of the "Bravest Thinkers of 2011." David Simon is a journalist, author, and television writer/producer best known as the creator and showrunner of HBO series The Wire and Treme. He spent twelve years on the crime beat for the Baltimore Sun. He also worked on the adaptations of his books Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets and The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood for NBC and HBO respectively. More related videos here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CjjW9rVBdE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlFJ77KfqDw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6uI9spELs4 http://sydneyoperahouse.com/ideas Subscribe and find more videos from Ideas at the House: http://www.youtube.com/ideasatthehouse Get a new talk every week on our podcast: Audio - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640445035 Video - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640444896 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/IdeasAtTheHouse Twitter - https://twitter.com/ideasatthehouse
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Buffett became a billionaire on paper when Berkshire Hathaway began selling class A shares on May 29, 1990, when the market closed at $7,175 a share. More on Warren Buffett: https://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&tag=tra0c7-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=9113f36df9f914d370807ba1208bf50b&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=books&keywords=Warren%20Buffett In 1998, in an unusual move, he acquired General Re (Gen Re) for stock. In 2002, Buffett became involved with Maurice R. Greenberg at AIG, with General Re providing reinsurance. On March 15, 2005, AIG's board forced Greenberg to resign from his post as Chairman and CEO under the shadow of criticism from Eliot Spitzer, former attorney general of the state of New York. On February 9, 2006, AIG and the New York State Attorney General's office agreed to a settlement in which AIG would pay a fine of $1.6 billion. In 2010, the federal government settled with Berkshire Hathaway for $92 million in return for the firm avoiding prosecution in an AIG fraud scheme, and undergoing 'corporate governance concessions'. In 2002, Buffett entered in $11 billion worth of forward contracts to deliver U.S. dollars against other currencies. By April 2006, his total gain on these contracts was over $2 billion. In 2006, Buffett announced in June that he gradually would give away 85% of his Berkshire holdings to five foundations in annual gifts of stock, starting in July 2006. The largest contribution would go to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2007, in a letter to shareholders, Buffett announced that he was looking for a younger successor, or perhaps successors, to run his investment business. Buffett had previously selected Lou Simpson, who runs investments at Geico, to fill that role. However, Simpson is only six years younger than Buffett. Buffett ran into criticism during the subprime crisis of 2007--2008, part of the late 2000s recession, that he had allocated capital too early resulting in suboptimal deals. "Buy American. I am." he wrote for an opinion piece published in the New York Times in 2008. Buffett has called the 2007--present downturn in the financial sector "poetic justice". Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway suffered a 77% drop in earnings during Q3 2008 and several of his recent deals appear to be running into large mark-to-market losses. Berkshire Hathaway acquired 10% perpetual preferred stock of Goldman Sachs. Some of Buffett's Index put options (European exercise at expiry only) that he wrote (sold) are currently running around $6.73 billion mark-to-market losses. The scale of the potential loss prompted the SEC to demand that Berkshire produce, "a more robust disclosure" of factors used to value the contracts. Buffett also helped Dow Chemical pay for its $18.8 billion takeover of Rohm & Haas. He thus became the single largest shareholder in the enlarged group with his Berkshire Hathaway, which provided $3 billion, underlining his instrumental role during the current crisis in debt and equity markets. In 2008, Buffett became the richest man in the world, with a total net worth estimated at $62 billion by Forbes and at $58 billion by Yahoo, dethroning Bill Gates, who had been number one on the Forbes list for 13 consecutive years. In 2009, Gates regained the position of number one on the Forbes list, with Buffett second. Their values have dropped to $40 billion and $37 billion, respectively, Buffett having lost $25 billion in 12 months during 2008/2009, according to Forbes. In October 2008, the media reported that Warren Buffett had agreed to buy General Electric (GE) preferred stock. The operation included extra special incentives: he received an option to buy 3 billion GE at $22.25 in the next five years, and also received a 10% dividend (callable within three years). In February 2009, Buffett sold some of the Procter & Gamble Co, and Johnson & Johnson shares from his portfolio. In addition to suggestions of mistiming, questions have been raised as to the wisdom in keeping some of Berkshire's major holdings, including The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) which in 1998 peaked at $86. Buffett discussed the difficulties of knowing when to sell in the company's 2004 annual report: That may seem easy to do when one looks through an always-clean, rear-view mirror. Unfortunately, however, it's the windshield through which investors must peer, and that glass is invariably fogged. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Buffett
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Interrupt 2019 Shay Lawz, Anna Moschovakis & Claire Donato Shay Lawz is a writer and performer raised in Jersey City, NJ. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Aster(ix), Big Big Wednesday, Winter Tangerine, and elsewhere. She thinks often about the relationship between text and performance, sound and image, the body and everything else that we call home. She is a recent graduate of Brown University’s MFA program and the 2018 Roxane Gay poetry fellow for Jack Jones Literary Arts. Currently, she is at work on an interdisciplinary project. Anna Moschovakis is the author most recently of the novel Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love (Coffee House Press, 2018). Her books of poetry include the James Laughlin award-winning You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake and They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This. Her translations from French include Albert Cossery’s The Jokers, Annie Ernaux’s The Possession, and Bresson on Bresson, and experimental translations of and with the Algerian poet Samira Negrouche. A recipient of grants and fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, The Poetry Fund, the Howard Foundation, and apexart, she has taught in the graduate writing programs at Bard, Pratt, and Columbia. She is a longtime member of the publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse and a co-founder of Bushel, an art and community space in Delhi, NY. Claire Donato writes across genres and is the author of two books: Burial (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2013), a not-novel novel, and The Second Body (Poor Claudia, 2016), a collection of poems. Recent writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Territory, DIAGRAM, Bennington Review, BOMB, Fanzine, and The Elephants. Currently, she teaches in the BFA Writing Program at Pratt Institute, serves as a Mentor for the PEN Prison Writing Project, and lives with one cat and 48 houseplants. About Interrupt V: Celebrating the intersection of writing and new media, Interrupt V involves readings, exhibitions, performances and video screenings, along with discussions that investigate "interruption" in digital language art and performance. In computing, an interrupt is a command sent to the central processor, demanding its attention and calling for the initiation of a new task. The festival’s aim is to not only interrupt trends in the field of literary theory and digital aesthetics, but practice interruption as an applied critique of systemic forces. The festival’s approach to media and authorship casts light on the myriad ways data encrypts the body in late capitalism. As computational media becomes increasingly material, and media is ever more woven into sensation, this conference considers digital writing as an impression on the body. By highlighting performance and new media artists who have used their own bodies as aesthetic tools, and writers who describe embodiment, Interrupt V focuses on the biological as a system of networks. Electronics and computational vernaculars are not outside of the ecological. The notion that meditated text art exists without natural resources, material processing systems, and very human pathologies must be interrupted! https://www.interrupt.xyz/ Saturday, February 9, 2019 Brown University
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In a complex and fast-moving world, if we want to move ahead in leaps and bounds, rather than in small steps, we need to rethink the conditions for making progress in science, business and society in a fundamental way. We need to realise there is no 'right way', lose our fear of failure, embrace opportunity and take risks. We need to stop looking for leaders who can provide us with all the answers, and encourage the search for many solutions - for that is where we will find the 'one in a hundred' that delivers real results. We need to understand that to adapt to the challenges of the future, we must make mistakes, lots of them. Author and "Undercover Economist" for the Finanicial Times Tim Harford joined Festival of Dangerous Ideas to bring us wisdom from his latest best-seller 'Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure.' http://sydneyoperahouse.com/ideas More videos from Ideas at the House: http://www.youtube.com/ideasatthehouse Susbcribe to get new videos in your feed: http://www.youtube.com/ideasatthehouse Get a new talk every week on our podcast: Audio - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640445035 Video - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640444896 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/IdeasAtTheHouse Twitter - https://twitter.com/ideasatthehouse
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Professor Léonce Ndikumana presented a lecture titled- "Capital Flight from Africa: Is the World Genuinely Ready for Action?" on April 9, 2018 as part of the Distinguished Faculty Lecture series at UMass Amherst. UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the largest public research university in New England, distinguished by the excellence and breadth of its academic, research and community programs. Founded in 1863 and home to nearly 30,000 total undergraduate and graduate students, UMass ranks no. 27 in a field of more than 700 public, four-year colleges across the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report's latest annual college guide. UMass Amherst stretches across more than 1,400 acres of land in the historic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, providing a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers - campus sits 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The idyllic college town of Amherst is home to hiking, biking, museums, music, theater, history, food, farms and much more. UMass Amherst also joins a local consortium of five nationally recognized colleges, including Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges. For more information on UMass Amherst, visit: https://umass.edu
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Each year, celebrations of Anzac Day seem to get bigger and better and ten years after the death of the 'last Anzac' there is no sign of this abating, with four years of commemoration planned around the Anzac Centenary. But as a de-facto national day, should Anzac Day's military mateship and 'noble failure' still define Australia in the 21st Century? Or is it something that, with all due respect, we need to lay aside and forget? Speakers - Peter Fitzsimons, Marilyn Lake For more videos from Ideas at the House, check out our channel: http://www.youtube.com/ideasatthehouse Susbcribe to get new videos in your feed: http://www.youtube.com/subscribe_widget?p=ideasatthehouse Get a new talk every week on our podcast: Audio - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640445035 Video - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640444896 For more from Ideas at the House, visit: Ideas Hub - http://sydneyoperahouse.com/ideas Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/IdeasAtTheHouse Twitter - https://twitter.com/ideasatthehouse
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Ever since Balochistan became a part of Pakistan, the province that makes 44% of Pakistan’s total area still remains a mystery to the whole world. The mineral rich ingenierous and gifted lands of Balochistan has a side that trumps its resourcefulness; that side is astonishing and mind-boggling beauty, catering travelers to the top attractions of Balochistan. Since many Pakistanis have traveled to Balochistan or know much about the province, the tourist attractions usually go unnoticed and unseen. However, the locals of the province, make sure they benefit from the picturesque landscapes and mountains of the gold-laden province. Here are the top 10 tourist attractions in the mysterious province that is Balochitan Pir Ghaib Falls, Bolan – This is an awe-inspiring view of Pir Ghaib, Balochistan. Locals here believe in the myth of the Invisible Saint (Pir Ghaib), who was saved by the Almighty, after a wicked King’s men attacked him. The Saint struck a stick in the mountain from which the water still pours out till date, believe it or not. Moola Chotok, Khuzdar – This tourism deprived sight is known as Moola Chotok in Khuzdar, Balochistan. Amidst stronghold of nationalists in the Jhalawan belt, Chotok seemed like a lost cause at first. Ever since the military operations in Khuzdar division, Chotok has been swiped clean of all dangers and is now open to locals and tourists to go and witness the unfathomable beauty. Quaid-e-Azam Residency, Ziarat – Father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohommad Ali Jinnah spent his days of affliction in this wooden cottage in Ziarat, Balochistan. Definitely one of the top tourist attractions of Pakistan. The place holds historic importance and is the perfect place to chill when you’re in Ziarat. The Hannah Jheel, Quetta – This is how the Hannah Lake looks in winters, frozen, frosted and astounding. This is where people from all over Pakistan go first when they visit Quetta. Only about 18km away from the city, the Hannah Lake serves as the perfect escape for the locals. Waadi-e-Bolan, Bolan, Balochistan – Waadi-e-Bolan is a long stretch of a mountain gorge with blue waters running in-between. The place has historical and picturesque importance. It was where the first railway system of Pakistan was established by the British, also the valley that cradles Pir Ghaib and Bibi Naani’s shrine. Hingol Nationa Park, Hingol, Balochistan – Exotic looking mountains, rare and exotic animals including the Markhor and several others of the deer family, surrounded by shallow blue waters. What more could one ask for in a tourist attraction of Balochistan? Kund Malir Beach, Kund Malir, Balochistan – The Kund Malir Beach is one of the most exotic beaches and definitely one of the top tourist attractions in Pakistan. In the last couple of years, a lot of people who started traveling to Kund Malir and companies from Karachi have milked as much money as they could out of it. Still, whatever makes Balochistan a little more unseen helps. Pir Chattal Noorani Gandhawa, Jhal Magsi, Balochistan – An oasis in the middle of nowhere. An astonishing natural habitat amid desert plains with a mythical story to follow. The awe-inspiring oasis caters to thousands of rare fish in the water. Legend has it, that if you catch or eat one of Pir Chattal’s fishes, you’re bound to either die of poisoning or the fish comes out of your mouth alive in one piece. This myth is a huge tourist attraction of Balochistan. Astola Island, Gwadar/Pasni – Astola Island, also known as Jezira Haft Talar Satadip or ‘Island of the Seven Hills’, is a small uninhabited Pakistani island in the Arabian Sea. Also the largest island in Pakistan, it is the epitome of Balochistan’s undermined beauty. A great tourist attraction indeed. Jhal Magsi, Balochistan – Famous for its desert safari and the yearly desert rally, caters huge crowds and sponsors every year. Rally enthusiasts from all over Pakistan round up in one place for stay till the rally ends. The desert like plains of Jhal Magsi offer the best route in Pakistan for people who like to off-road. Definitely one of Pakistan’s top attractions.
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News Program "Khabar Ki Khabar" by Muhammad Umer Khan on Metro1 News TV Channel. Subscribe our channel | METRO1 NEWS |on You Tube and watch more Programs; https://www.youtube.com/user/metrotv2009 Follow us on Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/metro1news.tv/ Visit Our Website:metro one news www.metro1news.tv
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Visit the CORONA Atlas, http://corona.cast.uark.edu CORONA is the codename for the United States’ first photographic spy satellite mission, in operation from 1960-1972. During that time, CORONA satellites took high-resolution images of most of the earth’s surface, with particular emphasis on Soviet bloc countries and other political hotspots in order to monitor military sites and produce maps for the Department of Defense. The more than 800,000 images collected by the CORONA missions remained classified until 1995 when an executive order by President Bill Clinton made them publicly available through the US Geological Survey. Because CORONA images preserve a high-resolution picture of the world as it existed in the 1960s, they constitute a unique resource for researchers and scientists studying environmental change, agriculture, geomorphology, archaeology and other fields. In regions like the Middle East, CORONA imagery is particularly important for archaeology because urban development, agricultural intensification, and reservoir construction over the past several decades have obscured or destroyed countless archaeological sites and other ancient features such as roads and canals. These sites are often clearly visible on CORONA imagery, enabling researchers to map sites that have been lost and to discover many that have never before been documented. However, the unique imaging geometry of the CORONA satellite cameras, which produced long, narrow film strips, makes correcting spatial distortions in the images very challenging and has therefore limited their use by researchers. Thanks to grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies, the University of Arkansas’ Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) has developed methods for efficient orthorectification of CORONA imagery and now provides free public access to our imagery database for non-commercial use. Images can be viewed online and full resolution images can be downloaded in NITF format. IMAGERY This project focuses on the Middle East and surrounding regions, areas where CORONA coverage is abundant and where its value to archaeology and other fields has been well-demonstrated. The large majority of the images we provide come from the KH4B satellites, the latest generation of CORONA missions in operation from September 1967 through May 1972. During this time, there were sixteen successful CORONA missions, designated 1101-1117 which recovered more than 188000 images. These satellites were equipped with two panoramic cameras, one facing forward and another aft with a 30º angle of separation, producing an approximate ground resolution of 6 feet (1.8m) at nadir as well as offering the capability for stereo-viewing and the extraction of topographic data. Images were originally recorded on black-and-white film, copies of which are curated by the USGS EROS Data Center. The USGS has scanned the images at 7 micron (3600 dpi) resolution. Additional technical details regarding the CORONA program and image characteristics can be read here. Cameras on different CORONA missions produced images that vary a great deal in quality, while many images suffer from cloud cover, atmospheric haze or other issues. For imagery which we purchased, we have concentrated on providing the greatest possible regional extent, as opposed to multiple images of the same area, and have also sought to offer stereo coverage wherever possible. Imagery purchased for this project has been supplemented by images purchased for other projects or those shared with us by colleagues, notably the Center for Archaeology of the Middle Eastern Landscape (CAMEL) and the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute. Our work has been largely dedicated to developing methods for orthorectification of CORONA imagery. The technical aspects of this process are described in a forthcoming paper: Jackson Cothren, Jesse Casana, Tuna Kalayci and Adam Barnes, “An efficient method for rigorous orthorectification of CORONA satellite imagery” International Journal of Remote Sensing. Images from our database reproduced in publications, presentations or online should be credited to: Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, University of Arkansas/U.S. Geological Survey
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Moderator: Paul Light, Professor of Public Service, New York University Panel: Diego May, CEO and Founder, Junar; Raphael Majma, Senior Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology; Jason Payne, Philanthropy Engineer, Palantir Technologies The July 2013 data conference hosted by the F.B. Heron Foundation was intended to help find ways to use enterprise-level data to measure both social and financial good as part of the foundation's investment strategy.
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Slovenia Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Slovenia ( ( listen) sloh-VEE-nee-ə; Slovene: Slovenija [slɔˈʋèːnija]), officially the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene: Republika Slovenija , abbr.: RS), is a country located in southern Central Europe at the crossroads of the main European cultural and trade routes. It is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the southeast, and the Adriatic Sea to the southwest. It covers 20,273 square kilometers (7,827 sq mi) and has a population of 2.07 million. One of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia is a parliamentary republic and a member of the United Nations, European Union, and NATO. The capital and largest city is Ljubljana.Slovenia is mostly mountainous with a mainly continental climate, with the exception of the Slovene Littoral, which has a sub-Mediterranean climate, and the northwest, which has an Alpine climate. Additionally, the Dinaric Alps and the Pannonian Plain meet on the territory of Slovenia. The country, marked by a significant biological diversity, is one of the most water-rich in Europe, with a dense river network, a rich aquifer system, and significant karst underground watercourses. Over half of the territory is covered by forest. The human settlement of Slovenia is dispersed and uneven.Slovenia has historically been the crossroads of Slavic, Germanic, and Romance languages and cultures. Although the population is not homogeneous, the majority is Slovene. The South Slavic language Slovene is the official language throughout the country. Slovenia is a largely secularized country, but its culture and identity have been significantly influenced by Catholicism as well as Lutheranism. The economy of Slovenia is small, open and export-oriented and has been strongly influenced by international conditions. It has been severely hurt by the Eurozone crisis, started in the late 2000s. The main economic field is services, followed by industry and construction.Historically, the current territory of Slovenia was part of many different states, including the Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Carolingian Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, the Habsburg Monarchy, Republic of Venice, French-administered Illyrian Provinces of Napoleon I., Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary. In October 1918, the Slovenes exercised self-determination for the first time by co-founding the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs. In December 1918, they merged with the Kingdom of Serbia into the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (renamed Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929). During World War II, Slovenia was occupied and annexed by Germany, Italy, and Hungary, with a tiny area transferred to the Independent State of Croatia, a Nazi puppet state. Afterward, it was a founding member of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, later renamed the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, a communist state which was initially allied with the Eastern Bloc, but later founded the Non-Aligned Movement. In June 1991, after the introduction of multi-party representative democracy, Slovenia split from Yugoslavia and became an independent country. In 2004, it entered NATO and the European Union; in 2007 became the first formerly communist country to join the Eurozone; and in 2010 joined the OECD, a global association of high-income developed countries.
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Pakistani foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations, focusing on the bilateral relationship beyond national security concerns. SPEAKER: Hina Rabbani Khar PRESIDER: Madeleine K. Albright http://www.cfr.org/pakistan/conversation-hina-rabbani-khar-video/p29091
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Allan James Francovich (March 23, 1941 – April 24, 1997) was an American maker of investigative films, including documentaries on CIA covert operations and the Lockerbie disaster. More: https://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&tag=tra0c7-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=93461610f1b320f43d0bf4ee479a9cdc&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=dvd&keywords=allan%20francovich Francovich suffered a fatal heart attack in a Customs area at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, on April 17, 1997 whilst entering the United States from England; he was 56. His father, Aldo Francovich, worked as a mining engineer for Cerro de Pasco mining company in Peru; as a child he lived in high altitude mining towns and witnessed the extreme poverty of the miners. He attended an elite preparatory school in Lima then came to the U.S. to attend Notre Dame University, where he completed a B.A. He lived in Paris for several years, studying free-lance at the Sorbonne before coming to Berkeley. There he finished an M.A. in Dramatic Arts at UC, Berkeley; he also studied film briefly at Stanford and received a grant to study film from the American Film Institute in 1970. He and translator and writer Kathleen Weaver were married in 1970; the two separated amicably and were divorced in 1986. She collaborated on his films during the time of their marriage. His films and papers are archived by the Pacific Film Archive, in Berkeley, California. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Francovich Victor L. Marchetti, Jr. (born December 23, 1929) is a former special assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and a prominent paleoconservative critic of the United States Intelligence Community and the Israel lobby in the United States. While serving as an active-duty American soldier, Marchetti was recruited into the intelligence agencies in 1952 during the Cold War to engage in espionage against East Germany. Marchetti joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1955, working as a specialist on the USSR. He was a leading CIA expert on Third World aid, with a focus on USSR military supplies to Cuba after the end of the Kennedy administration. In 1966 Marchetti was promoted to the office of special assistant to the Chief of Planning, Programming, and Budgeting, and a special assistant to CIA Director Richard Helms. Within three years Marchetti became disillusioned with the policies and practices of the CIA, and resigned in 1969, writing an exposé of the CIA in a book published in 1971 entitled The Rope Dancer. Later Marchetti published books critical of the CIA with author John D. Marks. The books included, The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence (1973). Before this book was published, the CIA demanded that Marchetti remove 399 passages, but Marchetti stood firm and only 168 passages were censored. It is the first book the federal government of the United States ever went to court to censor before its publication. The publisher (Alfred A. Knopf) chose to publish the book with blanks for censored passages and with boldface type for passages that were challenged but later uncensored. The publication of this book was one of the events that led to the establishment of the Church Committee by Frank Church. In 1976 Marchetti published Foreign and Military Intelligence and in 1978 he published an article about the JFK assassination in the far-right newspaper of the Liberty Lobby, The Spotlight. Marchetti, a proponent of the organized crime and the CIA conspiracy theory, claimed that the House Select Committee on Assassinations revealed a CIA memo from 1966 that named E. Howard Hunt, Frank Sturgis and Gerry Patrick Hemming in the JFK assassination. Marchetti also claimed that Marita Lorenz offered sworn testimony to confirm this. In 1981, sued the Liberty Lobby and Marchetti for defamation and won $650,000 in damages. Liberty Lobby appealed the case with lawyer, Mark Lane. Marchetti, Liberty Lobby and Lane won the appeal in 1995. Lane wrote a book, Plausible Denial, to describe the unfolding of that historic trial. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Marchetti
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These testimonies from survivors of homophobic and transphobic discrimination and violence were shown to world leaders during the UN General Assembly 2015 at an event on the importance of not leaving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people behind when the Sustainable Development Goals are being implemented.
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The War on Drugs is a campaign of prohibition and foreign military aid and military intervention being undertaken by the United States government, with the assistance of participating countries, intended to both define and reduce the illegal drug trade. More on this topic: https://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&tag=tra0c7-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=71f1ae6147ca6024fc5ff2a996752468&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=books&keywords=war%20on%20drugs This initiative includes a set of drug policies of the United States that are intended to discourage the production, distribution, and consumption of illegal psychoactive drugs. The term "War on Drugs" was first used by President Richard Nixon in 1971. On May 13, 2009, Gil Kerlikowske, the current Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), signaled that although it did not plan to significantly alter drug enforcement policy, the Obama administration would not use the term "War on Drugs," as he claims it is "counter-productive". ONDCP's view is that "drug addiction is a disease that can be successfully prevented and treated... making drugs more available will make it harder to keep our communities healthy and safe."(2011) One of the alternatives that Mr Kerlikowske has showcased is Sweden's Drug Control Policies that combine balanced public health approach and opposition to drug legalization. The prevalence rates for cocaine use in Sweden are barely one-fifth of European neighbors such as the United Kingdom and Spain. In June 2011, the Global Commission on Drug Policy released a critical report on the War on Drugs, declaring "The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world. Fifty years after the initiation of the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, and years after President Nixon launched the US government's war on drugs, fundamental reforms in national and global drug control policies are urgently needed." The report was immediately criticized by organizations that oppose a general legalization of drugs. In 1986, the US Defense Department funded a two-year study by the RAND Corporation, which found that the use of the armed forces to interdict drugs coming into the United States would have little or no effect on cocaine traffic and might, in fact, raise the profits of cocaine cartels and manufacturers. The 175-page study, "Sealing the Borders: The Effects of Increased Military Participation in Drug Interdiction," was prepared by seven researchers, mathematicians and economists at the National Defense Research Institute, a branch of the RAND, and was released in 1988. The study noted that seven prior studies in the past nine years, including one by the Center for Naval Research and the Office of Technology Assessment, had come to similar conclusions. Interdiction efforts, using current armed forces resources, would have almost no effect on cocaine importation into the United States, the report concluded. During the early-to-mid-1990s, the Clinton administration ordered and funded a major cocaine policy study, again by RAND. The Rand Drug Policy Research Center study concluded that $3 billion should be switched from federal and local law enforcement to treatment. The report said that treatment is the cheapest way to cut drug use, stating that drug treatment is twenty-three times more effective than the supply-side "war on drugs". The National Research Council Committee on Data and Research for Policy on Illegal Drugs published its findings on the efficacy of the drug war. The NRC Committee found that existing studies on efforts to address drug usage and smuggling, from U.S. military operations to eradicate coca fields in Colombia, to domestic drug treatment centers, have all been inconclusive, if the programs have been evaluated at all: "The existing drug-use monitoring systems are strikingly inadequate to support the full range of policy decisions that the nation must make.... It is unconscionable for this country to continue to carry out a public policy of this magnitude and cost without any way of knowing whether and to what extent it is having the desired effect." The study, though not ignored by the press, was ignored by top-level policymakers, leading Committee Chair Charles Manski to conclude, as one observer notes, that "the drug war has no interest in its own results." During alcohol prohibition, the period from 1920 to 1933, alcohol use initially fell but began to increase as early as 1922. It has been extrapolated that even if prohibition had not been repealed in 1933, alcohol consumption would have quickly surpassed pre-prohibition levels. One argument against the War on Drugs is that it uses similar measures as Prohibition and is no more effective. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_drugs
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Just talking about how Osama Bin Laden Finally died haha.
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Thom Hartmann says its time for former President George W. Bush and company to answer to war crimes charges. If you liked this clip of The Thom Hartmann Program, please do us a big favor and share it with your friends... and hit that "like" button! http://www.thomhartmann.com Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thom_hartmann Subscribe to The Thom Hartmann Program for more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thomhartmann
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An alle, die bei 1968 an Oldtimer denke, für die ein Donut nach qualmenden Reifen schmeckt. An alle, die Freiheit am Sound erkennen. Der Job des Prüfingenieurs bietet Vielfalt im Umgang mit Fahrzeugen und Menschen, vom Zweirad bis zum Lkw, von Privatkunden bis Werkstätten. Der Prüfingenieur führt die 2-jährlich stattfindende Hauptuntersuchung durch, Abgasuntersuchung und auch Änderungsabnahmen an getunten Fahrzeugen. Bei der GTÜ wird Servicebereitschaft gelebt. http://www.gtue.de/tv
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In the simple view of the world of nations, there are good guys and bad guys, and rogue states are the worst. Pariah states only abuse their own citizens, but rogue states threaten others with an unholy trinity of bad behaviours: authoritarian regimes that abuse human rights, they are also state sponsors of terrorism and encourage the spread of 'weapons of mass destruction'. But whether we talk about rogue states or the axis of evil, a lot depends on who applies the term, generally one US government or another to regimes they oppose. It is easy to see North Korea as a rogue state, but what about our ally Pakistan? Or countries who are trusted allies? With global power relationships shifting, and cyber terrorism joining other threats, we need to look again at the concept of rogue states. Which are the really dangerous countries in the world, and should we try to contain them, or can we trust them to leave us alone? Chair: Stan Grant is an Australian journalist and former correspondent for CNN, having covered conflicts in the Middle East and in Northern Ireland up close. He is currently International Editor at Sky News Australia. Mustafa Barghouthi is a democracy activist, member of Palestinian Parliament, and former presidential candidate for the Palestinian National Authority. James Fallows is an author, journalist and visiting professor at various universities in the US and China. He has been a national correspondent with The Atlantic for several decades, and was also White House speechwriter for Jimmy Carter. Peter Hitchens is an English journalist and author. His latest book is The War We Never Fought: The British Establishment's Surrender to Drugs. Leonid Petrov is a renowned expert on North and South Korea. He is currently a research fellow at the School of Culture, History and Language at Australian National University's College of Asia and the Pacific. http://sydneyoperahouse.com/ideas Subscribe and find more videos from Ideas at the House: http://www.youtube.com/ideasatthehouse Get a new talk every week on our podcast: Audio - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640445035 Video - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640444896 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/IdeasAtTheHouse Twitter - https://twitter.com/ideasatthehouse
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Beth Stephens is a UCSC Professor, Sex-Ecologist, Artist that came on to Artist on Art to talk about her artist mini series, open to the public, in conjunction with the Material Metaphor class she will be teaching this Winter Quarter. She will also be talking about her JancarGallery.com opening show in LA happening January 12th she is doing in collaboration with her wife, Annie Sprinkle.
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The Obama administration initially continued longstanding American reticence in dealing with Burma after taking over in January 2009, preferring to prioritize broader security threats like Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, and Pakistan. Susan E. Rice, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, called the junta government's hold over Myanmar, known in the West as Burma, "one of the most intractable challenges for the global community". Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton claimed that the Obama administration was "looking at what steps we might take that might influence the current Burmese government and...looking for ways that we could more effectively help the Burmese people", though she echoed Rice's pessimism in noting the junta's historical isolationism and disregard for economic sanctions. At the urging of Aung San Suu Kyi and the US's East Asian partners, the US held the first formal meetings with the junta in late in 2009. In November 2011, Obama spoke with Aung San Suu Kyi on the phone where they agreed to a visit by Secretary of State Clinton to Burma. Obama met with Burmese President Thein Sein at the Sixth East Asia Summit. Clinton made a two-day visit from December 1, 2011. Barack Obama visited Burma on November 18, 2012, becoming the first sitting U.S. President to do so. Obama also visited Aung San Suu Kyi in her home. Aung San Suu Kyi MP AC (born 19 June 1945) is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% (392 of 485) of the seats in Parliament. She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from 20 July 1989 until her most recent release on 13 November 2010, becoming one of the world's most prominent political prisoners. Suu Kyi received the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the government of India and the International Simón Bolívar Prize from the government of Venezuela. In 2007, the Government of Canada made her an honorary citizen of that country; at the time, she was one of only four people ever to receive the honour. In 2011, she was awarded the Wallenberg Medal. On 19 September 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi was also presented with the Congressional Gold Medal, which is, along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in the United States. On 1 April 2012, her party, the National League for Democracy, announced that she was elected to the Pyithu Hluttaw, the lower house of the Burmese parliament, representing the constituency of Kawhmu; her party also won 43 of the 45 vacant seats in the lower house. The election results were confirmed by the official electoral commission the following day. Suu Kyi is the third child and only daughter of Aung San, considered to be the father of modern-day Burma. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Asian_foreign_policy_of_the_Barack_Obama_administration http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aung_San_Suu_Kyi
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Bulletproof Home Defense Program CLICK HERE to Learn More = https://tinyurl.com/BulletproofDefense16 The Bulletproof Home Defense program gathers the collective knowledge of the ultra-preppers I met in my travels through countries devastated by war. These people are uniquely special: They're not the strong badass type you see in Rambo movies. Not the ultra-rich prepper from reality shows. They're simple people, sometimes crippled with arthritis and with just enough money to barely go by, but at the same time, smart, shrewd, and wise enough to survive for months or even years in the world's deadliest places. Look, there's a BIG problems with conventional home defense methods and because of it, your family is vulnerable and exposed. And that problem is many preparedness authors are completely out of touch with reality. They're sitting behind their computers, at their fancy desks, trying to imagine how the world would look like when it hits the fan. And they write the commonsense tactics that they think would work. There's very little difference between this, and watching "The Walking Dead". Unfortunately, life is not like in the movies and definitely not like in the zombie movies. In fact, the only thing you can expect in a civil-unrest situation, is that everything will be unexpected. You got no electricity. You have to leave your home to get fresh water. And you have to keep a much lower profile than you would during peace time. That conventional home defense techniques only work during peace time against "common" thieves. That is, if they work at all. One thing is true though: in a crisis, thieves will indeed be common and so will looters out to steal your food or rapists looking for a little fun. And when there's no police to call and 911 is flooded with desperate calls when law and order are replaced with chaos and desperation that's when the common sense tactics need to be replaced by the wisdom of war-zone preppers. Bulletproof Home Defense Program CLICK HERE to Learn More = https://tinyurl.com/BulletproofDefense16 #bulletproofhome
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In the post-war era, Americans struggled to absorb the lessons of the military intervention. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0871137992/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0871137992&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=d1bb53399f448906b40e7c954de052ac As General Maxwell Taylor, one of the principal architects of the war, noted, "First, we didn't know ourselves. We thought that we were going into another Korean War, but this was a different country. Secondly, we didn't know our South Vietnamese allies... And we knew less about North Vietnam. Who was Ho Chi Minh? Nobody really knew. So, until we know the enemy and know our allies and know ourselves, we'd better keep out of this kind of dirty business. It's very dangerous." Some have suggested that "the responsibility for the ultimate failure of this policy [America's withdrawal from Vietnam] lies not with the men who fought, but with those in Congress..." Alternatively, the official history of the United States Army noted that "tactics have often seemed to exist apart from larger issues, strategies, and objectives. Yet in Vietnam the Army experienced tactical success and strategic failure... The...Vietnam War...legacy may be the lesson that unique historical, political, cultural, and social factors always impinge on the military...Success rests not only on military progress but on correctly analyzing the nature of the particular conflict, understanding the enemy's strategy, and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of allies. A new humility and a new sophistication may form the best parts of a complex heritage left to the Army by the long, bitter war in Vietnam." U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wrote in a secret memo to President Gerald Ford that "in terms of military tactics, we cannot help draw the conclusion that our armed forces are not suited to this kind of war. Even the Special Forces who had been designed for it could not prevail." Even Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara concluded that "the achievement of a military victory by U.S. forces in Vietnam was indeed a dangerous illusion." Doubts surfaced as to the effectiveness of large-scale, sustained bombing. As Army Chief of Staff Harold Keith Johnson noted, "if anything came out of Vietnam, it was that air power couldn't do the job." Even General William Westmoreland admitted that the bombing had been ineffective. As he remarked, "I still doubt that the North Vietnamese would have relented." The inability to bomb Hanoi to the bargaining table also illustrated another U.S. miscalculation. The North's leadership was composed of hardened communists who had been fighting for independence for thirty years. They had defeated the French, and their tenacity as both nationalists and communists was formidable. Ho Chi Minh is quoted as saying, "You can kill ten of my men for every one I kill of yours...But even at these odds you will lose and I will win." The Vietnam War called into question the U.S. Army doctrine. Marine Corps General Victor H. Krulak heavily criticised Westmoreland's attrition strategy, calling it "wasteful of American lives... with small likelihood of a successful outcome." In addition, doubts surfaced about the ability of the military to train foreign forces. Between 1965 and 1975, the United States spent $111 billion on the war ($686 billion in FY2008 dollars). This resulted in a large federal budget deficit. More than 3 million Americans served in the Vietnam War, some 1.5 million of whom actually saw combat in Vietnam. James E. Westheider wrote that "At the height of American involvement in 1968, for example, there were 543,000 American military personnel in Vietnam, but only 80,000 were considered combat troops." Conscription in the United States had been controlled by the President since World War II, but ended in 1973." By war's end, 58,220 American soldiers had been killed, more than 150,000 had been wounded, and at least 21,000 had been permanently disabled. According to Dale Kueter, "Sixty-one percent of those killed were age 21 or younger. Of those killed in combat, 86.3 percent were white, 12.5 percent were black and the remainder from other races." The youngest American KIA in the war was PFC Dan Bullock, who had falsified his birth certificate and enlisted in the US Marines at age 14 and who was killed in combat at age 15. Approximately 830,000 Vietnam veterans suffered symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. An estimated 125,000 Americans fled to Canada to avoid the Vietnam draft, and approximately 50,000 American servicemen deserted. In 1977, United States President Jimmy Carter granted a full, complete and unconditional pardon to all Vietnam-era draft dodgers. The Vietnam War POW/MIA issue, concerning the fate of U.S. service personnel listed as missing in action, persisted for many years after the war's conclusion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
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Pennsylvania College of Technology's May 11, 2018 commencement is featured for students from the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies and the School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications. The student speaker was Hanna Jo Williams, of Marion, New York, who received a bachelor's degree in industrial design and an associate degree in studio arts. The college presented the Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award to Joanna K. Flynn, associate professor of mathematics. Edwin G. Owens, associate professor of mathematics, received an Excellence in Teaching Award. Also during the ceremony, Andrew S. Wisner received the Alumni Achievement Award. All graduates are encouraged to connect with the alumni office at the College http://www.pct.edu/alumni and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/PCTalumni. More Penn College: https://www.pct.edu/ Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_... Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penncollege Twitter: https://twitter.com/penncollege Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penncollege/
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The Great Gildersleeve (1941--1957), initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs. Built around Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve, a character who had been a staple on the classic radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly, first introduced on Oct. 3, 1939, ep. #216. The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed its greatest success in the 1940s. Actor Harold Peary played the character during its transition from the parent show into the spin-off and later in a quartet of feature films released at the height of the show's popularity. On Fibber McGee and Molly, Peary's Gildersleeve was a pompous windbag who became a consistent McGee nemesis. "You're a haa-aa-aa-aard man, McGee!" became a Gildersleeve catchphrase. The character was given several conflicting first names on Fibber McGee and Molly, and on one episode his middle name was revealed as Philharmonic. Gildy admits as much at the end of "Gildersleeve's Diary" on the Fibber McGee and Molly series (Oct. 22, 1940). He soon became so popular that Kraft Foods—looking primarily to promote its Parkay margarine spread — sponsored a new series with Peary's Gildersleeve as the central, slightly softened and slightly befuddled focus of a lively new family. Premiering on August 31, 1941, The Great Gildersleeve moved the title character from the McGees' Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where Gildersleeve now oversaw his late brother-in-law's estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy Forester (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie. Curiously, while Gildersleeve had occasionally spoken of his (never-present) wife in some Fibber episodes, in his own series the character was a confirmed bachelor. In a striking forerunner to such later television hits as Bachelor Father and Family Affair, both of which are centered on well-to-do uncles taking in their deceased siblings' children, Gildersleeve was a bachelor raising two children while, at first, administering a girdle manufacturing company ("If you want a better corset, of course, it's a Gildersleeve") and then for the bulk of the show's run, serving as Summerfield's water commissioner, between time with the ladies and nights with the boys. The Great Gildersleeve may have been the first broadcast show to be centered on a single parent balancing child-rearing, work, and a social life, done with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve's now slightly understated pomposity. Many of the original episodes were co-written by John Whedon, father of Tom Whedon (who wrote The Golden Girls), and grandfather of Deadwood scripter Zack Whedon and Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). The key to the show was Peary, whose booming voice and facility with moans, groans, laughs, shudders and inflection was as close to body language and facial suggestion as a voice could get. Peary was so effective, and Gildersleeve became so familiar a character, that he was referenced and satirized periodically in other comedies and in a few cartoons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Gildersleeve
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: History of women in the United States Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= This is a piece on history of women in the United States since 1776, and of the Thirteen Colonies before that. The study of women's history has been a major scholarly and popular field, with many scholarly books and articles, museum exhibits, and courses in schools and universities. The roles of women were long ignored in textbooks and popular histories. By the 1960s, women were being presented as successful as male roles. An early feminist approach underscored their victimization and inferior status at the hands of men. In the 21st century writers have emphasized the distinctive strengths displayed inside the community of women, with special concern for minorities among women.
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