Free politics and current events Kindle books for 04 Feb 19

QANON & TRUMP EXPOSED: Donald Trump, Q and the Secret War Against the Deep State. Conspiracy Theory or Truth?

by K.S. Knight

You Are Being Lied To About Qanon, Donald Trump and the Deep State - Do You Know How?

Not long after the Donald Trump presidential run was successfully completed, many a conspiracy theory â?? from every segment of the political spectrum â?? flooded the internet. Most of these quickly came and went, but one which gained increasing strength and even mainstream media coverage was the “Q drops,” also known as the Qanon (alternately “Q anon” or “Q-anon”) disclosures or revelations.

Millions of people have since become devoted â?? if not fanatic â?? followers of the mysterious “Q,” a supposed high-level government insider working hand-in-glove with POTUS to take down the so-called “Deep State.” This last is nothing less than a network of powerful insiders working together against the United States of America and free peoples everywhere.

In QANON & TRUMP EXPOSED, You’ll Learn the Answers to Many Troubling Questions Vexing Millions of Americans!

- What kind of criminal evidence exists against Chelsea, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, former and current congress members Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Jerry Nadler and many other prominent Democrats, liberals and politicians?

- How is it that conservatives and Republicans manage to escape similar charges?

- Is the mainstream media (TV, newspapers and even establishment web sites) engaged in a massive disinformation campaign and coverup to protect a global Satanic conspiracy?

- Are big-name Hollywood figures like popular star Tom Hanks, famous director Steven Spielberg, entertainer John Legend, actor Seth Green, comedian Patton Oswalt and TV show host Ellen DeGeneres actually involved in the works of a traitorous cabal?

- What are famous politicians and public figures like recently deceased Senator John McCain, philanthropist George Soros, John Podesta, former FBI Director James Comey, one time head of the DOJ Jeffery Holder, Assistant Attorney General Ron Rosenstein and many others covertly a part of, according to “Q”?

- What is “The Storm” and “The Great Awakening,” and how will they effect you (if at all)?

Will Qanon and Donald Trump Change The World, And Change It For The Better?

Perhaps the “mother of all conspiracy theories,” Qanon assures us that Republican Donald Trump â?? known draft dodger and philanderer, proven fraudster, clear pathological liar and probable asset of Russian intelligence â?? is the super patriot and protector of traditional American virtues and values, whilst “evil liberals,” socialists and Democrats are out to destroy the country from within and without.

These vile monsters are supposedly either engaged in horrifying activities and insidious plots against humanity, or traitors who aid and abet same. The purported illicit acts range from relatively prosaic, though wide-scale, financial and drug crimes, to large scale human trafficking, sex crimes, child sacrifice, cannibalism and more. Extreme claims require extraordinary evidence. Is there any? 

You’ll Know More About Qanon (and Trump’s Role In It) Than Most Die-Hard Supporters!

Now you and yours can find out the veracity of the horrendous claims and incendiary accusations without having to wade through all the confusing, contradictory and dubious nonsense online. Pierce the propaganda, gaslighting, obfuscation and falsehoods, learn the truth, see the proof and reach the heart of the mystery in QANON & TRUMP EXPOSED.

Get it now, before the forces of darkness disappear this book â?? perhaps it’s author too â?? and triumph over American freedom and liberty for good!

The Everyday Life of an Algorithm

by Daniel Neyland

This open access book begins with an algorithm-a set of IFâ?¦THEN rules used in the development of a new, ethical, video surveillance architecture for transport hubs. Readers are invited to follow the algorithm over three years, charting its everyday life. Questions of ethics, transparency, accountability and market value must be grasped by the algorithm in a series of ever more demanding forms of experimentation. Here the algorithm must prove its ability to get a grip on everyday life if it is to become an ordinary feature of the settings where it is being put to work. Through investigating the everyday life of the algorithm, the book opens a conversation with existing social science research that tends to focus on the power and opacity of algorithms. In this book we have unique access to the algorithm’s design, development and testing, but can also bear witness to its fragility and dependency on others.

Not From Here, Not From There: A Point of View Between Neighboring Countries

by Fabian Alexander Ortega

A world divided by walls… Identification… Perception… Emigration… Immigration… An unexpected journey… leading to reflection & understanding…

The Hackable City: Digital Media and Collaborative City-Making in the Network Society

This open access book presents a selection of the best contributions to the Digital Cities 9 Workshop held in Limerick in 2015, combining a number of the latest academic insights into new collaborative modes of city making that are firmly rooted in empirical findings about the actual practices of citizens, designers and policy makers. It explores the affordances of new media technologies for empowering citizens in the process of city making, relating examples of bottom-up or participatory practices to reflections about the changing roles of professional practitioners in the processes, as well as issues of governance and institutional policymaking.

Volcanic Unrest: From Science to Society (Advances in Volcanology)

This open access book summarizes the findings of the VUELCO project, a multi-disciplinary and cross-boundary research funded by the European Commission’s 7th framework program. It comprises four broad topics:

1.     The global significance of volcanic unrest

2.     Geophysical and geochemical fingerprints of unrest and precursory activity

3.     Magma dynamics leading to unrest phenomena

4.     Bridging the gap between science and decision-making

Volcanic unrest is a complex multi-hazard phenomenon. The fact that unrest may, or may not lead to an imminent eruption contributes significant uncertainty to short-term volcanic hazard and risk assessment.  Although it is reasonable to assume that all eruptions are associated with precursory activity of some sort, the understanding of the causative links between subsurface processes, resulting unrest signals and imminent eruption is incomplete. When a volcano evolves from dormancy into a phase of unrest, important scientific, political and social questions need to be addressed. This book is aimed at graduate students, researchers of volcanic phenomena, professionals in volcanic hazard and risk assessment, observatory personnel, as well as emergency managers who wish to learn about the complex nature of volcanic unrest and how to utilize new findings to deal with unrest phenomena at scientific and emergency managing levels.

This book is open access under a CC BY license.


by Amelia Jane

As an active feminist, Amelia Jane has often encountered backlash and a very narrow, negative perception of feminism. Puzzled by the vitriol of anti-feminists, they hope Feminazi can provide a more nuanced, humanising perspective through the lense of personal experiences. As a deeply personal journey, the book discusses the emotional complexities of being raised as a girl and relays experiences with topics like body image, gender identity and sexual orientation. It contains discussion of eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, sexual violence, and detailed descriptions of sexual assault. Make sure to be safe and comfortable while reading.

Transmedial Narration: Narratives and Stories in Different Media

by Lars Elleström

This open access book is a methodical treatise on narration in different types of media. A theoretical rather than a historical study, Transmedial Narration is relevant for an understanding of narration in all times, including our own. By reconstructing the theoretical framework of transmedial narration, this book enables the inclusion of all kinds of communicative media forms on their own terms.

The treatise is divided into three parts. Part I presents established and newly developed concepts that are vital for formulating a nuanced theoretical model of transmedial narration. Part II investigates the specific transmedial media characteristics that are most central for realizing narratives in a plenitude of different media types. Finally, Part III contains brief studies in which the narrative potentials of painting, instrumental music, mathematical equations, and guided tours are illuminated with the aid of the theoretical framework developed throughout the book. Suitable for advanced students and scholars, this book provides tools to disentangle the narrative potential of any form of communication.

Maritime Spatial Planning: past, present, future

This open access book is the first comprehensive overview of maritime or marine spatial planning. Countries across the globe are beginning to implement maritime spatial plans; however the authors of this collection have identified several key questions that are emerging from this growing body of MSP experience. How can maritime spatial planning deal with a complex and dynamic environment such as the sea? How can MSP be embedded in multiple levels of governance across regional and national borders – and how far does the environment benefit from this new approach? This book actively engages with the problems encapsulated in these questions, and explores possible solutions.
Situated at the intersection between theory and practice, the volume draws together several strands of interdisciplinary research, reflecting on the history of MSP as well as examining current practice and looking towards the future. The authors and contributors examine MSP from disciplines as diverse as geography, urban planning, political science, natural science, sociology and education; reflecting the growing critical engagement with MSP in many academic fields. This innovative and pioneering volume will be of interest and value to students and scholars of maritime spatial planning, as well as planners and practitioners.

Social Inequality, Childhood and the Media: A Longitudinal Study of the Mediatization of Socialisation (Transforming Communications â?? Studies in Cross-Media Research)

by Ingrid Paus-Hasebrink

This open access book presents a qualitative longitudinal panel-study on child and adolescent socialisation in socially disadvantaged families. The study traces how children and their parents make sense of media within the context of their everyday life over twelve years (from 2005 to 2017) and provides a unique perspective on the role of different socialisation contexts, drawing on rich data from a broad range of qualitative methods. Using a theoretical framework and methodological approach that can be applied transnationally, it sheds light on the complex interplay of factors which shape children’s socialisation and media usage in multiple ways.  

Representations of Transnational Human Trafficking: Present-day News Media, True Crime, and Fiction

by Christiana Gregoriou

This open access edited collection examines representations of human trafficking in media ranging from British and Serbian newspapers, British and Scandinavian crime novels, and a documentary series, and questions the extent to which these portrayals reflect the realities of trafficking. It tackles the problematic tendency to under-report particular types of victim and forms of trafficking, and seeks to explore both dominant and marginalised points of view. The authors take a cross-disciplinary approach, utilising analytical tools from across the humanities and social sciences, including linguistics, literary and media studies, and cultural criminology. It will appeal to students, academics and policy-makers with an interest in human trafficking and its depiction in the modern day.

Evidence Use in Health Policy Making: An International Public Policy Perspective (International Series on Public Policy)

This open access book provides a set of conceptual, empirical, and comparative chapters that apply a public policy perspective to investigate the political and institutional factors driving the use of evidence to inform health policy in low, middle, and high income settings. The work presents key findings from the Getting Research Into Policy (GRIP-Health) project: a five year, six country, programme of work supported by the European Research Council. The chapters further our understanding of evidence utilisation in health policymaking through the application of theories and methods from the policy sciences. They present new insights into the roles and importance of factors such as issue contestation, institutional arrangements, logics of appropriateness, and donor influence to explore individual cases and comparative experiences in the use of evidence to inform health policy. 

Development, Sexual Cultural Practices and HIV/AIDS in Africa

by Samantha Page

This open access book introduces the theoretical frameworks and academic debates concerning sexual cultural practices and HIV/AIDS in Africa. It shows how these frameworks have been applied in a practical sense in Africa to investigate sexual cultural practices and their link with HIV/AIDS. The author provides an overview of both the field of study and the methods used during fieldwork. Finally, it assesses the implications of the findings for the conceptualization and provision of current and future HIV/AIDS policies and programs in Africa. This monograph will appeal to policy makers and practitioners working in the field of HIV/AIDS in the Global South as well as academics and students.

Wellbeing and Devolution: Reframing the Role of Government in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (Wellbeing in Politics and Policy)

by Jennifer Wallace

It has been over twenty years since the people of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland voted for devolution. Over that time, the devolved legislatures have established themselves and matured their approach to governance. At different times and for different reasons, each has put wellbeing at the heart of their approach – codifying their values and goals within wellbeing frameworks. This open access book explores, for the first time, why each set their goal as improving wellbeing and how they balance the core elements of societal wellbeing (economic, social and environmental outcomes). Do the frameworks represent a genuine attempt to think differently about how devolved government can plan and organise public services? And if so, what early indications are there of the impact is this having on people’s lives?

Renegotiating the Welfare State: Flexible Adjustment through Corporatist Concertation (Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State Book 2)

Why have some countries have been more successful in welfare state reform than others?
This book examines the experiences of various countries in reforming their welfare states through renegotiations between the state and peak associations of employers and employees. This corporatist concertation has been blamed for bringing about all the ills of the welfare state, but lately corporate institutions have learned from their bad performances, modified their structures and style of operation, and assumed responsibility for welfare state reform.
Consensual bargaining is back on the agenda of both policy makers and of social science. This topical volume with its internationally respected panel of contributors will appeal to all those interested in the welfare state and labour relations. It includes chapters focusing on the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Ireland as well as a section looking at the role of corporatist concertation in the European Union.

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