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Nevada used to have a lot of petroleum as well as gold and silver. The obsession to mine brought riches to Nevada. Now investors around the world are excited again. Oil in Nevada means that oil would be discovered in a state where corporations have tax incentives. There is no better state in nation to save taxes than Nevada. Oil companies are making plans with accountants. The desert is vast. Locals who have lived in Nevada their entire lives had no clue the oil companies came here. Not unlike Area 51, there are hidden secrets throughout the Nevada wasteland. Cities like Las Vegas hold deep secrets. There is a network of underground worlds. In the Dune novel, Frank Herbert writes, “Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.­” This is not to say that oil industry leaders are corrupt, but with common sense we realize that open environments open the door to leaders that want to earn power at any cost. Psychologist like Freud saw the homicidal . . .

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Thoreau wrote his famous essay, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, as a protest against an unjust but popular war and the immoral but popular institution of slave-­owning. He did more than write-­he declined to pay his taxes, and was hauled off to gaol in consequence. Who can say how much this refusal of his hastened the end of the war and of slavery ? At the present day, intellectual detachment from the State, and individual defiance of its behests when these are opposed to conscience, are more difficult, and apparently more futile, than in Thoreau's time. The unit seems of less im­portance in the mass. It is all the more impera­tive, therefore, that the facts that the mass is composed of units and the conscience of the mass is the aggregate conscience of the units, and that the individual is still the sole responsible guardian of his own conscience and the co-­guardian of the public conscience, should be fully recognized.

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Professor Donald Gutierrez's essays and reviews on social justice have been collected in a passionate appeal for sensitivity, change, and most importantly action in confronting government abuses and social inequity. Vol.­2 focuses on problematic areas of America's democracy such as militarization, war, prisons, and political rhetoric. It includes the book-­title essay "Feeling the Unthinkable.­"

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Some of our cultural leaders have decided, ominously, to pick up the club of censorship to deal with words, such as "bossy", that offend them. They make the mistake of believing that words engender feelings, not the other way around; and they commit the ethical crime of proposing attempts at vocabulary control. Are the PC's (authoritarian lefties) going too far again? I let the reader decide. 18+

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According to Wikipedia: "The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles or essays promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-­seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788. A compilation of these and eight others, called The Federalist; or, The New Constitution, was published in two volumes in 1788 by J. and A. McLean. The series' correct title is The Federalist; the title The Federalist Papers did not emerge until the twentieth century. The authors of The Federalist wanted both to influence the vote in favor of ratification and to shape future interpretations of the Constitution.­"

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A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades daz­zled readers with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column is a must-­read in Washington and across the country. Now, finally, the best of Krauthammer’s intelligence, erudition and wit are collected in one volume. Readers will find here not only the country’s leading conservative thinker offering a pas­sionate defense of limited government, but also a highly independent mind whose views—on feminism, evolution and the death penalty, for example—defy ideological convention. also features several of Krautham­mer’s major path-­breaking essays—on bioeth­ics, on Jewish destiny and on America’s role as the world’s superpower—that have pro­foundly influenced the nation’s thoughts and policies. And finally, the collection presents a trove of always penetrating, often bemused re­flections on everything from border collies to . . .

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This ebook presents a plot by extreme conservatives to take over America and remake it into a completely different country. This plot will end the great experiment of American democracy. This plot is slow-­moving and controlled in secret. There are many players and moving parts. This ebook deals with the ideas of the plotters as opposed to the plotters themselves. This is a warning to America.

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Il Principe (titolo originale in lingua latina: De Principatibus, lett. " Sui Principati") è un trattato di dottrina politica scritto da Niccolò Machiavelli nel 1513, nel quale espone le caratteristiche dei principati e dei metodi per mantenerli e...

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Decades ago, the idea of collective fear had a tangible face: the atom bomb. Today our shared anxiety has become far more complex and insidious, arising from tyranny, terrorism, and the invisible power of the “quasi state.­” As Wole Soyinka suggests, the climate of fear that has enveloped the world was sparked long before September 11, 2001. Rather, it can be traced to 1989, when a passenger plane was brought down by terrorists over the Republic of Niger. From Niger to lower Manhattan to Madrid, this invisible threat has erased distinctions between citizens and soldiers; we’re all potential targets now. In this seminal work, Soyinka explores the implications of this climate of fear: the conflict between power and freedom, the motives behind unthinkable acts of violence, and the meaning of human dignity. Fascinating and disturbing, is a brilliant and defining work for our age.

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De Proudhon on a retenu la théorie de la propriété : «La propriété, c’est le vol». Il était un socialiste austère, pourfendant la licence débridée de l’époque de Napoléon III, et voyait dans la société bourgeoise une «pornocratie», c’est-­à-­dire un règne des putains. Le lien qu’il dénonce entre capitalisme et pornographie est toujours d’une actualité brûlante.

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