Free politics and current events Kindle books for 25 Feb 15

The Beginner’s Survival Guide – How to Survive a Natural Disaster: DIY Survival Hacks and Tips (Surviving a Disaster in Your Home)

by Elias Rizvi

A natural disaster can strike at any time, and when it does, it leaves only destruction in its wake. In that moment, the overwhelming feeling that engulfs us is that of panic and fear. Thinking clearly becomes exceedingly difficult when you are put into a high stress situation, which only increases when your family is depending on you for guidance. That is why it is absolutely critical to be properly equipped with the knowledge to be able to deal with any situation. Regardless of the type of disaster, the basics of survival always remain the same.

With this comprehensive and easy to read guide, you will learn exactly what to do in a disaster situation, step by step, regardless of your level of preparedness. Surviving a disaster does not mean simply making it through the initial event, but also being able to hold out until rescue can arrive or be affected. By utilizing items found around your house, you can salvage all of the necessary materials for survival and sustenance. This knowledge will give you the ability to act in a calm and decisive manner, should the need ever arise.

When disaster strikes, don’t be another statistic. Learn the skills necessary to ensure that you, and your loved ones, make it out alive and unscathed. Never be caught unprepared for any emergency again!

Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science

by Stephen Euin Cobb

This collection of six articles–written by an experienced futurist who has interviewed over 300 people for their opinion about the future–describes several of the far future scientific and technological innovations which will transform our civilization from what it is now into an exponentially larger, faster, stronger and more dynamic civilization than can be contained on this planet, or in this solar system, or within this universe. These technologies will allow us to expand through those boundaries and find new unimagined boundaries beyond them to break through. (Six Articles: 9,000 Words)

Article Titles — We Will Transmute the Elements; We Will Develop Many Completely New Physics; My Father’s Watch; Hidden-Life May be More Common on Planets than Non-Hidden: And Earth May be No Exception; The Universal Diagram; Engineering Space: Altering This Universe and Making New Ones.

The End of Democracy?

by Richard Thorne

Athens gave us the word democracy (literally translated as “people power”) and for them it really did mean people power. The public themselves took responsibility for their own governance and those who qualified as fully fledged citizens; would vote on the creation of laws or participate in carrying out justice. The system of democracy meant that anyone could propose new laws or decisions. Even the civil servants who made sure that government ran smoothly were either elected from among the public or chosen at random using a lottery.

Fast forward thousands of years to the 21st century and “people power” appears to be experiencing something of a renaissance. The US elected its first black president; dictatorships across the world have fallen like dominoes in the face of popular uprisings from Tunisia all the way through to Myanmar. Most of the former communist states have shaken off their tyrants and the European Union continues to bring former soviet states into the fold of democratic nations.

Yet there is something wrong with this picture. Under closer scrutiny, the future of democracy is actually rather more fragile than it may first appear. For a start, only about 1 in 10 of us actually lives in a functioning democracy. Moreover, the process of democratization seems to have stalled, with the proportion of people living within a functioning democracy largely unchanged over the last few years. In other words, despite all the progress that has been made since the defeat of fascism and communism, the vast bulk of humanity still has little or no say in the way that they were governed.

Democracy is under assault even within democratic countries from the USA and UK to France and Canada. The populations of most so called democracies are increasingly feeling marginalized and left out by out-dated and out of touch governments. Many people are disengaging from the political process altogether, while others are bypassing the ballot box and taking to the street.

While playing lip-service to democracy, a handful of dominant political parties monopolize government, pursuing their own agendas and the agenda of few with the resources to fund and lobby politicians.

This book is set against the backdrop of mass surveillance by ‘democratic’ governments, economic crisis, growing inequality and sponateous uprisings.

Richard Thorne demonstrates that Democracy is failing and power is shifting from the electorate into the hands of an elite few. He sets out the urgent need for wholesale reform of the current democractic model, to rebalance power back to where it belongs – The People.

Requiem for Society: The Return to the Original Plan

by Ars E. Blade

In the months prior to December 21, 2012, we were virtually flooded by books, magazine articles and blockbuster movies about “the End of the World”. The date had been adopted by religious fans of the Book of Revelation in the Bible and by followers of the New Age theories, based on the fact that the Mayan calendar that had covered thousands of years, ended exactly on that winter solstice.

The evident failure of this prediction would suggest that this theme has lost its credibility and that it now belongs to the Science Fiction genre. It is logical to expect that any new book about an immediate and drastic change on Earth will generate a few smirks, maybe resentment in those who felt decieved or exhibited after 2012, and definitely a deep skepticism in most people.

And yet, now comes to light this essay that has the potential to redeem lost faith for those who long for the end of evil and suffering on Earth, those sensitive souls who feel sad and powerless at witnessing the dramas that spring endlessly all around the world.

In Requiem for Society, Ars E. Blade discuss – using a rare common sense -the real possibility of an impending glorious transition for humanity. Instead of using apocalyptic trumpets or gimmicky interpretations of strange symbols, the author uses stories and messages from the Bible to support his personal elucidation of the current humanity dilemmas.

The stories he uses are all well known and a little worn out by repetition over time, but these are now presented in a different way; it is as if they had been read before under the dim light of an old oil lamp and now are being reviewed under the sunlight.

In this his first work, the author states that Society has imposed over mankind a perverse manipulation of our core beliefs, and that it has controlled and directed our lives for the benefit of a few powerful people who have proclaimed themselves “masters of the world”.

The thesis that this book offers, is that this manipulation has been finally exposed by the technology of interpersonal communication and by some other metaphysical factors. He affirms that an ancestral control has been surpassed, opening an historical space for humanity to rediscover their true origin, their true essence and to recover sovereignty over their lives.

“If enough people accomplish this” – the author affirms -, “we’ll escape the virtual prison called Society to return to the Original Plan that was suspended thousands of years ago and we will witness a new Heaven and a new Earth”.

Sick of Healthcare

by Chaz Yorick

Trapped in a job with limited advancement potential, Sick of Healthcare takes the reader inside a health insurance call center where the employees care more about casual day dress code options than talking to the callers.

Chaz Yorick has been writing and performing poetry for over a decade and has been working soul crushing jobs for longer than that. Sick of Healthcare is his first published non-poetry work.

The Great Awakening – A Diary Journal – Book 1 (The Great Awakening A Diary Journal)

by Burning Bush

These books are a creation from a new author that publishes under the name of: Burning Bush. In Chapter 9 you will find out how she got that name. Nothing you have ever read in life compares to the content of these books that she is writing.

These books go beyond most everything that man has ever thought or taught as possible in life. With the release of these books and the ones to follow, the author has opened her life up to the world and placed her head on a chopping block in doing so. You cannot even imagine what lies beneath the cover of these books! Get ready for a GREAT READ that is going to rattle the religious sector of life.

A Post Mortem on the 2014 Elections: Implications for 2016 and Beyond

by David Bernstein

The performance of the Democratic Party in 2014 was one of the most pathetic in the history of elections. The Democrats were swamped at the polls two years after President Obama won reelection despite an improving economy and progress in implementing the Affordable Care Act.

The Party made four major mistakes:

First, President Obama did not actively campaign in many states. President Obama’s vote totals far exceeded the vote totals of 2014 Democrats. It is likely that appearances by President Obama could have made a difference in several races.

Second, the Democrats spent a lot of money on unwinnable races especially but not exclusively the Senate race in Kentucky and Georgia and the gubernatorial race in Texas. Republicans have successfully nationalized red-state elections. Democrats need to recognize this reality and reallocate resources towards states and Districts where their efforts have proven successful in recent elections.

Third, (and possibly most importantly) the Democrats are not committing enough money or political capital to competitive House contests. Many political analysts claim that most House Seats are safely in Republican or Democratic hands and that turnover in the House is unlikely to occur. This claim is erroneous. The data presented in this paper indicates that the Democrats are not putting forward the effort needed to retake the House.

Fourth, several Democratic nominees picked by party leaders were ineffective on the campaign trail and unpopular with he base. The Democratic Party needs more intra-party competition and debate prior to nominating people at all levels of office.

Simplicity: The Basic Concepts in Philosophy Series

by Somparn Promta

A book deals with the Eastern way of thinking. The author tries to give a theory of simplicity as an Eastern, with special emphasis on Buddhist, way of reasoning. The theory is not intended to be complete, but as the starting point for the new insight in alternative logic.

Yawning: The Real Causes and Science Behind a Yawn (What makes You Yawn, Why is it Contagious, How it Benefits Life as a De-Stresser)

by Judith Walker

Contagious yawning occurs in humans in response to thinking, seeing and hearing another organism yawn. Contagious yawning differs from spontaneous yawning that happens when you are bored, stressed or feeling sleepy. Although contagious yawning begins in early childhood, spontaneous yawning starts when an infant is in the mother’s womb. While it’s not clear why some individuals are more susceptible to contagious yawning, researchers are yet to provide an explanation why we yawn and what our bodies achieve after yawning. The eBook vividly demonstrates why a child yawns when he/she witness her mother or a close relative yawn. Despite the fact that yawning is an irritating behavior, chapter 3 outlines how yawning can help relieve stress.

10 Top Hits in History of Writing

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Man is a rational being.

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The human being is one of the most fascinating animals on Earth. Since the Greek philosopher Aristotle defined it as a rational animal, this idea of humanity has lasted until today.

Some people will argue that Aristotle’s famous statement, “Man is a rational being”, is not entirely true because people are sometimes irrational. Others will tell you that the emotional component of people, or even the subconscious mind, if you like, is more important than the intellectual one.

But what is your opinion on this? Somehow I agree with Aristotle’s definition of human being. If you notice, no other animal on Earth unless we humans can write. So in my humble opinion, one possible definition of writing could be: Something essentially human inside us that makes us communicate with others.

This topic is so exciting and philosophical, right? However, and this is a big however, we don’t want to bore you with any philosophical dissertation. In fact it’s the opposite, this ebook is going to be fun and interesting!

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