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by Deborah CupplesA nonpartisan and plain-language guide, this book covers basics about American Government and includes a copy of the United States Constitution. Understanding your government will make you (1) less likely to be misled by agenda-driven politicians or media figures and (2) more likely to have a say in how government affects your life. The following concepts are among those covered in this book: the Rule of Law; checks and balances; separation of powers; types of laws; people’s rights and the g... more
by Fabrice Jaumont
The Bilingual Revolution is a collection of inspirational vignettes and practical advice that tells the story of the parents and educators who founded dual language programs in New York City public schools. Convinced that bilingual education is a public good that should be offered to all students, these pioneers illustrate how these programs can positively transform a community, a school, and even a country. The book doubles as a "how to" manual for setting up your own dual language... more
by Mark Derrick BoisvertBook explains world Governments, Organized crime, What happens to your body when you smoke cigarettes and use illegal drugs. The two main systems that keep our bodies alive with out thinking. Plus what all religions are in the world. Then how we would be better off with science. Then the final is the space race.
by Mark Derrick BoisvertAuthor has been associated with a psychiatric hospital for 40 years and has a different outlook on everyday life than most people
by Dr. E. Beverly YoungVolume 3?The ?Clothing? of Effective Policing: Cultural Competency, Spirituality and Ethics continues my discussion about the humanity of policing. For this writing, I give attention to the spiritual, intellectual, and emotional dimensions of humankind. I use clothing metaphorically to describe more than something to cover body parts. Clothing refers to preparation of the heart, soul, and mind for tasks associated with policing. I came up with the idea while studying scripture, substituting the ... more
by Nancy E. AlbertThis book lays out, in everyday language, landmark rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court governing police-citizen encounters. Taken together, these decisions provide a road map to understanding the behavior required of ordinary citizens and law enforcement officers alike. Written in a lively, sometimes whimsical, narrative poetic style, it is designed to leave the reader not only entertained, but also empowered by a better understanding of one's rights and responsibilities. Extensive end notes, writ... more
by Michael Caster“You are now under residential surveillance at a designated location. Your only right is to obey.” With these words, Chinese lawyer Xie Yang was introduced to the brutality of Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL), China’s rapidly expanding system for enforced disappearances. Little is known of RSDL, or what happens inside. The People’s Republic of the Disappeared will change that. RSDL facilities, often secret, custom-built and unmarked prisons, are run by police or St... more
by Kay ForgioneHappiness—the goal of human life—is dependent on the degree of the cultivation of virtue, the practice of goodness developed by the intellectual part of the soul. If we agree that happiness is the aim of the individual, then the government’s aim is to ensure the happiness of every citizen of a nation by exercising civic virtue and reviving Aristotle’s idea of human society. More specifically, in our modern societies the role of government should be to curb the excess capitalistic greed of the ri... more
by Alison BossertThink Before You Ink And Other Cautionary Tales is a collection of humorous essays and stories which explore the life, travels and oftentimes kooky thoughts of its writer, Alison Bossert. An entertaining blend of universally appealing, smart, satirical observations on life, food and the all too often cultural misstep. Whether thinking the worst-case scenario while standing in the customs and immigration line at the Moscow Airport, deciding on a tattoo, or offering advice after a job layoff, her ... more
by Steven McFadden
Taking inspiration from John F. Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize winning Profiles in Courage, Steven McFadden presents the stories and thinking of 17 contemporary Native American spiritual elders in this widely acclaimed book. As our existing culture shifts, what to the ancient ones who have been trained in the sacred Traditions of Turtle Island (North America) have to say to us? With this question and others, journalist McFadden begins his quest to speak with contemporary Native American ... more
by Charles D. Appelstein, MSWWritten specifically for professionals who guide kids with emotional and behavioral challenges, this empowering handbook is packed with principles and techniques to help child-guiders tap the potential for greatness that exists in every young person. It opens by portraying misbehavior as a call for help; provides a wealth of insight into “decoding” those messages; and presents hands-on, neurologically sound tips for effectively revolutionizing adult interactions with highly vulnerable kids in a ... more
by Robert J. ThayerCurrent research on a modern definition of a human right on healthcare or wellbeing (total integrated health) as it might appear under very modern bioethics, epigenetic and purely molecular or quantum levels of homosapien beings. Much more difficult than originally defined in Constitutional contexts of Justice, Liberty and our Posterity.
by Robert J. ThayerChronicle TL of 2014 describes the American political 'entity' of 2014 concerning the possibility of a Second Constitutional Convention. A timeline for various history, culture and election factors analyzes the Preamble's six covenants of Justice, Tranquility, Common Defense, General Welfare, Liberty and our Posterity in terms of what it would take to hold a Second Convention on healthcare or wellbeing (total health enhancement) and the ramifications of current health 'systems'. Many small ite... more
by AHMED RASHEDThere are many books that teach Islam, preach it, criticize it, or academically explain it. This book is different. This book is a compilation of actual conversation transcripts, showcasing everyday people asking real questions and getting straight answers about Islam. What Would a Muslim Say is a series of books documenting my experiences as an interfaith volunteer. Since 2009, I have facilitated dialogue with many different people, answering questions about Islam and addressing misconceptio... more
by Will GoodThis book traces the formation of the ideologies of the modern Republican and Democratic Parties through the actions and policies of their political leaders, from William Jennings Bryan and Theodore Roosevelt up to Barack Obama and John Boehner. A strong case is made for the formation of an Independent Part whose platform would be ?common sense solutions for the common good?, and be ably led by many prominent persons that are the true independents of today.
by Dr. Samuel White, IIIThe Capitalist-Christian Contradiction exposes the political, economic, and spiritual contradictions in our society and the church. It points out how America?s capitalist system creates and maintains economic inequality, political corruption, economic exploitation , racial oppression, and spiritual poverty to worship the almighty dollar bill. Furthermore, the love of money has transformed many churches into a den of thieves that promulgates a prosperity gospel, enriching its clergy and impoveris... more