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Regular Expressions Cookbook
Regular Expressions Cookbook
Regular Expressions Cookbook by Jan Goyvaerts and Steven Levithan. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 46 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Pro Vue.js 2
Pro Vue.js 2
Pro Vue.js 2 by Adam Freeman. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Harry Potter 2000-2001 Student Planner
Harry Potter 2000-2001 Student Planner
Harry Potter 2000-2001 Student Planner by J.K. Rowling. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Harry Potter og De vises stein: Harry Potter 1
Harry Potter og De vises stein: Harry Potter 1
Harry Potter og De vises stein: Harry Potter 1 by J.K. Rowling, Torstein Bugge Høverstad - translator, et al.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
The Guardian
The Guardian
The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 2644 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
A Melodia De Adeus (Portuguese Edition)
A Melodia De Adeus (Portuguese Edition)
A Melodia De Adeus (Portuguese Edition) by Nicholas Sparks. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Blessing
The Blessing
The Blessing by Jude Deveraux. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 96 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The best of me - filmeditie (Dutch Edition)
The best of me - filmeditie (Dutch Edition)
The best of me - filmeditie (Dutch Edition) by Nicholas Sparks. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Premier regard (Best-sellers) (French Edition)
Premier regard (Best-sellers) (French Edition)
Premier regard (Best-sellers) (French Edition) by Nicholas Sparks and Francine Siéty. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Home Run
Home Run
Home Run by John Grisham, Charles Brauer, et al.. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 38 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
MURDER MYSTERY COLLECTION: 40+ Thriller Novels & Detective Tales (Including Uncle Abner Mysteries, Randolph Mason Schemes & Sir Henry Marquis Cases): The ... The Lost Lady, The Wrong Sign & many more
MURDER MYSTERY COLLECTION: 40+ Thriller Novels & Detective Tales (Including Uncle Abner Mysteries, Randolph Mason Schemes & Sir Henry Marquis Cases): The ... The Lost Lady, The Wrong Sign & many more
MURDER MYSTERY COLLECTION: 40+ Thriller Novels & Detective Tales (Including Uncle Abner Mysteries, Randolph Mason Schemes & Sir Henry Marquis Cases): The ... The Lost Lady, The Wrong Sign & many more by Melville Davisson Post. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Long Walk
The Long Walk
The Long Walk by Stephen King, Kir. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 2031 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Thinner
Thinner
Thinner by Stephen King, Joe Mantegna, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 421 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Coordinate
The Coordinate
The Coordinate by Marc Jacobs. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 236 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Magento PHP Developer’s Guide
Magento PHP Developer’s Guide
Magento PHP Developer’s Guide by Allan MacGregor. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 36 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
WordPress Complete - Sixth Edition
WordPress Complete - Sixth Edition
WordPress Complete - Sixth Edition by Karol Krol. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Objective-C: Visual QuickStart Guide
Objective-C: Visual QuickStart Guide
Objective-C: Visual QuickStart Guide by Steven Holzner. Rated 2.2 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Learn Objective-C on the Mac
Learn Objective-C on the Mac
Learn Objective-C on the Mac by (MEI )DA ER LIN PU ER (Dalrymple.M. ) (MEI )NA SI TE (Knaster.S. )ZHU GAO CHAO QIN DENG YI. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Distributed Event-Based Systems
Distributed Event-Based Systems
Distributed Event-Based Systems by Gero Mühl. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Scala programming category.
Windows PowerShell 6 (IT Pro Solutions)
Windows PowerShell 6 (IT Pro Solutions)
Windows PowerShell 6 (IT Pro Solutions) by William Stanek. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
The Complete Introduction to Node.js
The Complete Introduction to Node.js
I liked this book - such as it was. It appears to be the first in a series of articles (possibly blog posts) that were converted into a Kindle. At 55 pages and 5 chapters, it is clearly not complete. I've perused the author's entries on Medium and he's a qualified expert. I'm hoping this book gets an update. But for now, it's not even close to "complete."
MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
I want to start off by saying that I'm not a follower of Tony's motivational literature. When I was younger my mother purchased some of his books and tapes and while they were somewhat inspiring, I never was one to draw my "passion for life" reading any book other than the Bible. I couldn't tell you what Tony's done or written since his 'Get the Edge' series that was mass marketed on television back in the late 90's.. but I can tell you what I'm pleasantly surprised with, and frankly glad I'm I came across this new finance book because a few of the chapters are "worth their weight in gold." These are Chapters 2 and 5, but please continue reading my review to understand why.

-To give you some background I've been reading personal finance books since the late 90's starting with titles like 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' by Robert Kiyosaki, 'Automatic Millionaire' by David Bach, every Dave Ramsey and Ben Stein title ever written, most of Larry Burkett's scripture based Business and Finance books and Crown Financial information, Random Walk down wall street, etc. etc. To make a long story short let's just say I've read dozens of personal finance or retirement books starting from age 16 up until my present age of 31 so I can tell when something is new or old fluff, or just plain made up. I've also an investor so I have skin in the game.

-Some people are reading these reviews and they just want to know if this book will help them manage their money or make money, and to cut to to the chase yes this book can both make you alot of money and save you even more money. After reading Tony's book I've placed it among the top 10 personal finance titles I've ever read and that list reads like the who's who of books that can actually make a huge impact on the financial future of the average American. If you don't like to read it doesn't matter, just buy the book and read Chapter 2 and 5 and then give it to a friend or delete it, but just read those two chapters.

-What makes this book so valuable and easily worth the price I paid ($12 on Kindle). Let me summarize, and we're going to throw out all the chapters and information that was motivational jargon because I didn't buy this book to be motivated on living life to the fullest and I don't think most of you reading this did either.

1. THE INTERVIEWS. Most of these interviews were not rehash's of what you could find in other books, and a couple of them could be downright life altering if people were to employ some of the advice given by a few of the men or start to follow a few of these men with regard to what they are doing with their investments. The possible life-changing and or interviews that offered terrific advice, tidbits of information that could save you time and money, stock market psychology, and or getting insight into those with your interest at heart. If you browse Yahoo finance and or blogs you can occasionally glean tidbits of gold regarding finance wisdom from some of the best of the best who have both integrity and the average joe investor in mind when they are giving out advice. These are some of the men who realize that most people who need this information are not making a 6 figure income and yet while most of them have wealth in the 7 figure range they don't forget about the rest of us and want to help us to avoid mistakes with our money.

Carl Icahn. Rarely does this man give longer interviews, but Tony Robbins just may have one of the best interviews ever done with Carl Icahn. Carl Icahn is an activist investor. This type of investor attempts to take control of companies they believe are underperforming(usually due to poor management) and then take them over or make changes that will benefit both the shareholder and the activist. As a result in most cases employees and customers benefit also. Carl Icahn is one of the few power brokers on Wall Street who by following you can make quite a bit of money because he will make a poorly operating company do better by holding management accountable, and as a result he has and will continue to help the American People by making our companies more efficient and better which can enrich everyone. After you read this interview you will understand why it's important to follow the moves this man makes.

David Swensen. Great interview, a good overview of asset allocation and risk management, shows why playing it safe for a long time is smart. Great tidbits to learn.

Ray Dalio. Just getting the broken down into easy terms "All Weather Portfolio" is worth the price of the book alone and much more. This information is covered in Chapter 5. He must have owed Tony a huge debt to give out this information. Next to an index fund this is the best portfolio I've ever seen and the results it has brought prove it. You won't find anything better, but most people should have a broad ranged index fund before attempting to copy an allocation like the all weather.

Paul Tudor Jones. Some of the investing psychology(not stock picking advice, but market psychology) he gives in his interview is as if you are sitting in a premier top 10 MBA rated program's class and studying under his stock market tutelage. You simply can't hear these things anywhere else and unless your in a very elite group that are getting MBA's at the very top finance schools you probably never will.

John Bogle. What more can anyone say, he revolutionized investing for the common man by introducing the index fund and if you don't have one you really need one ASAP. Watch every interview with John Bogle you can find on youtube if you want a quick study in long term investing with the best possible outcome for the average person. I personally believe John Bogle has made more of an impact on the finances of the average American than anyone in history ever has or ever will, he truly is both a pioneer and a sort of modern day hero who put the common man above greed and reshaped Wall Street and investing forever.

Warren Buffet. I can tell in this interview Mr. Buffet was just doing Tony a favor by giving a short interview to a friend but he didn't really give any advice you couldn't find anywhere else nor did he dive into any strategies or ideas for the common person. I put him with these others because of his track record. If you purchase a few of his BRK-B stock shares and hold them for a very long time you will probably do pretty well, but Warren Buffet would tell all average investors to get an index fund and not try their hand at picking stocks. He basically will mimic what John Bogle says in most of his interviews but John Bogle goes much deeper, is more interesting, has more integrity, and just does it better.

-Yes a few of the interviews were not very good and I discuss those below. They in my opinion revealed little information, did not know how to convey investment advice to the average person, or just came across as sort of a self pat on the back in my opinion and wouldn't make much impact to the future financial wellness of the reader. Remember, just because someone is ultra wealthy in no way means they have you interest in mind nor can their advice or circumstances be applied to your own life.

-These people from this book in my opinion who you shouldn't listen to include:

Marc Faber(Commodities speculator who is a very shrewd and astute insider, I don't think he can be trusted personally, but when it came to giving advice he came across as a guy just throwing information out there just to give an interview almost as if he wasn't really sure what to say, like he was picking random numbers out of his head and giving them to Tony.)

T. Boone Pickens (Just talks about himself most of the interview, you can find better advice elsewhere.)

Kyle Bass (Made most of his money off an incredible speculation and talks about purchasing millions in nickels with little information given for the regular investor. It's my belief he either isn't very knowledgeable when it comes to investing for regular people or he simply cannot convey the information in a manner with tools he has never used for the average person. He is an algorith based trader and has access to both tools and information most people don't have. I would never listen to his advice based upon his history even though he is successful, his success cannot be repeated.

-I group these next three together because their interviews mainly went through their personal histories and discussed why the success occurred and the importance of integrity and a customer first approach in the finance world:
Mary Callahan Erdoes, Charles Schwab, Sir John Templeton (Mostly discusses the type of work ethic, integrity, and fortitude needed to be successful and also to leave a legacy for your family or people who's money you are investing.

-So what makes this book so valuable, and why am I saying you must include this in your collection if you're a person under 50 looking to improve your finances.

2. Simply because of Chapter 2 and Chapter 5.

-Chapter 2 covers some of the things you've read in other finance books before, usually John Bogle's or Ben Stein's, but it discusses the Myths of the market and advisor fees. It discusses investment broker actual returns and debunks many of the common beliefs among the uneducated majority regarding how to make money with investing or retirement plans. The way this chapter is organized regarding the myths of the market and annuities is invaluable. The information on annuities for anyone under 50 is pure gold, and I have yet to see even a handful of books that ever covered the Annuity, which is starting to grow like wildfire and probably the best option for most of us with less than $500,000-1,000,000 at retirement.

-Chapter 5. This is the best chapter of the book bar none. Ray Dalio's all weather portfolio is simply unmatched and having an in-depth guide of why and how it was designed, and then actually broken down into easy to understand choices is truly incredible. Yes you can and should invest in an Index Fund, and by now we know that 95% of portfolio managers will never beat the stock market over a long time frame such as 20-30 years, but the all weather portfolio created by Ray Dalio's team just may give you better or at least safer returns with less downside risk than even a broad market index fund. I'm still left wondering how Tony got them to do this and give up this much information on this fund. On top of that, there is a larger annuity and retirement information section which goes in depth on the importance of the 3 year window into retirement and how just the stock market return of the first 3 years of a person's retirement can make or break them, and WILL... unless they read the information on annuities.

-On top of all this great information, section after section has Tony giving good links on how to access both more information. Going through this book you can see that Tony actually cares to help the uneducated average investor gain the tools to invest both wisely and and safely. Most finance books give you the what to do(or at least attempt to), but Tony's goes beyond and actually gives you both tools and the where to go to get more information and possibly help.

-To top of these great chapters there is also a chapter on the future of American technology which goes into the advances being made in healthcare and engineering with the creation of 3D printers and how people are continually living longer so what we do with our money today is very important for a potentially long tomorrow. On top of this unlike many finance books, Tony goes into the importance of giving and how it can change a person's life and bring more fulfillment far beyond any dream or desire to be rich. Tony actually explains how and why giving is so important, and it's refreshing to see even a non Christian hold such a high view of giving our time and resources back to those who are less fortunate.

So take my review for what you will, as someone who's read dozens of finance books and will only give applause to something that is both different and worth reading and knowing. I believe this book is very good just for those 2 chapters, especially if you are under 50 and have a long term horizon to invest with and haven't made tons of mistakes yet. For those who ar e older they undoubtedly should discuss retirement with a financial planner and look into insurance/annuities and stable funds. Below I will list my top Finance guru's and what I believe are some of the must read books in this field that all have information that can change your financial future as this book can do.

Best personal finance guru's, the very best of the best who's work you must read and I will include one book from each. These people have care about the common investor above selling books or making money. While some of the information may be a little outdated in one or two of these books, these are still the best of the best by far.

Must reads for personal finance with investment advice also
John Bogle (The Little book of common sense investing, watch his interviews on youtube or yahoo)
Larry Burkett (The complete guide to managing your money, planning for Retirement, Business by the Book)
Ben Stein (How to retire comfortably, The little black book of investing, how to ruin your financial future, most of his books)

Great books on investing that don't cover personal finance
Burton Malkiel (A Random Walk down Wall Street)
William Bernstein (The Four Pillars of Investing)

Honorable Mentions for personal finance, financial lifestyle etc.
Dave Ramsey(We all know about his books, very good for basic advice regarding personal budgeting, not better than the previously mentioned writers or their titles though)
David Bach (Automatic millionaire, Fight for your Money)
Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad)
Ramit Sethi (I will teach you to be rich)
Thomas Stanley (Millionaire next door)

Are there any people you should be watching when it comes to how they are investing their money?
Only two in my opinion. Warren Buffet and Carl Icahn. Both of their basic stock offerings are in the 100's still. I believe Carl Icahn's IEP is up over 1000% since inception and Buffet's BRK-B is up 24% this year alone. Watch what Warren Buffet does because he has insider access to large changes in the economy and the government, and watch Carl Icahn because he creates huge changes in companies by forcing their management to become better in every way and with that usually comes great returns for shareholders.
Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage: Proven Strategies for Arbitrage and Other Special Investment Situations
Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage: Proven Strategies for Arbitrage and Other Special Investment Situations
Ai principianti o a coloro che non utilizzano strumenti finanziari la lettura del libro instillerà la convinzione che in fondo sia semplice diventare miliardari: fare arbitraggio!

Semplice se hai gli strumenti per farlo, che ci vuole? Ti fai prestare i soldi a tassi minimi, acquisti titoli azionari sul mercato e li vendi a chi lancia un'OPA a prezzo superiore.
L'incasso, dedotti i costi e gli interessi, è strabiliante! chiunque potrebbe arrivare a fare il 55% all'anno.
Proprio così: chiunque abbia collaterali da dare a garanzia per ottenere i prestiti (non sanno cosa sia il credit crunch?), abbia informazioni privilegiate (magari in quanto azionista di un paio di agenzie di rating e diriga un team di analisti) operi in un mercato aperto all'investitore come quello americano e sia in grado di sapere in anticipo (chiaroveggente) che su una determinata azione sarà lanciata un'OPA. Il tutto nauralmente senza infrangere le norme in materia di market abuse

E chi ci spiega che è così facile fare soldi non è poi in grado di fare un semplice calcolo di interesse composto annualizzato. Infatti, partendo da un 5% mensile arriva al 60% annuo (5% x 12 = 60%) peccato che uno studente al primo anno delle superiori sappia che la formula dell'interesse composto sia differente e che il tasso annualizzato sia ben superiore.

Il pregio è che, come molti libri del genere scritti da autori americani, è facile da leggere, divertente e dimostra che anche Buffett non disdegna strumenti e metodiche che critica quando sono utilizzati da altri. A livello personale lo considero un libro per rilassarmi
Journal of Field Archaeology Summer 1992 Vol 19 No 2
Journal of Field Archaeology Summer 1992 Vol 19 No 2
Journal of Field Archaeology Summer 1992 Vol 19 No 2 by Various Authors, Crieghton Gabel, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Jeff Bezos" category.
Screw It, Let's Do It: 14 Lessons on Making It to the Top While Having Fun & Staying Green, Expanded Edition
Screw It, Let's Do It: 14 Lessons on Making It to the Top While Having Fun & Staying Green, Expanded Edition
Before picking up this book I really didn't know much about Richard Branson beyond his crazy publicity stunts. I definitely didn't know about his political involvement, his charity work, nor the struggles and challenges he has faced at every corner of his business life.

I didn't really learn 14 lessons from the book, and I am sure that the lessons I did learn won't help me make it to the top as a business person, but this book was a lot of fun to read. It's full of wonderful stories of adventure, success and challenges. I laughed out loud at some of the funny things that happened, and I was excited to read about his businesses as they developed.

When you close the book you will feel inspired, motivated and maybe a bit more interested in seeking out more environmental alternatives in your business.

It's a really enjoyable read, but it's not one I will be keeping around for future reference.
Helping Children with Dyslexia: 21 Super Strategies to Ensure Your Child's Success at School (Paperback) - Common
Helping Children with Dyslexia: 21 Super Strategies to Ensure Your Child's Success at School (Paperback) - Common
I have a 10 year old who is mildly dyslexic and has problems with Maths (dyscalculia I discovered from this book). I haven't finished it all yet but what I have read (about two thirds) is superb. I have struggled to get my daughter's school to take me seriously as she does not have much difficulty with reading; although spelling is a problem area. I feel that she was coping well up until about the age of 7 and is now being left behind. It has been so useful to read practical things we can do to not only help getting the school to pay attention but also ways to support and encourage our daughter while we try. I know that as I don't have any dyslexic tendencies myself; I have not always been as patient as I should have been and I've really gained an insight into how my daughter is thinking and feeling. I know that we will still have hard times ahead; but I can honestly say that I feel empowered now and I cannot sing the praises of this book enough!!!
OPRAH WINFREY: BEYOND BOOBS AND LOOKS (1)
OPRAH WINFREY: BEYOND BOOBS AND LOOKS (1)
OPRAH WINFREY: BEYOND BOOBS AND LOOKS (1) by Jimmy Jimmy. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Oprah Winfrey" category.
Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits
Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits
I came to Plaintiff in Chief with high curiosity. I have followed its author, Jim Zirin, through his writings in Forbes, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Times and through his television program. I have always regarded Jim as brilliant. His distinguished career as an attorney bears out that judgment, as does the quality of Plaintiff in Chief. In the first place, this is an assiduously researched book. The sheer volume of information, fact and detail, is almost overwhelming. The context provided for understanding and appreciating the information is impeccable. Jim writes in extraordinarily clear prose, making legal concepts easy to understand and the facts of the veritable blizzard of Trump lawsuits—those he has filed and those brought against him—embarrassingly clear.

It is not uncommon to say that someone is, “a fabulous character.” Often this is praise, at other times awed disbelief that such a personality can actually carry on in normal society. If, like many, you have thought that Donald Trump is, “a fabulous character,” you may well come away from Plaintiff in Chief realizing that you did not know the half of it.

Jim Zirin has constructed his portrait of Mr. Trump around the man’s extraordinary history in litigation. He develops the portrait in nine titled chapters that take the reader through the background of Mr. Trump’s family, his first lawsuit, and his move from “the provinces” (my term) to the “big time”—ie. from practicing real estate in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn, to breaking out in Manhattan. This move was fateful, as it resulted in Mr. Trump’s meeting Roy Cohn, who became his litigation and strategy guru and, to a notable degree, guiding light. It also produced a veritable carnival of questionable maneuvering, financing, mob interactions and shoddy business practices that left either Mr. Trump or his erstwhile business partners or service providers with ample reason to sue. The suits usually sought damages or other sanctions for Mr. Trump’s allegedly improper conduct. Mr. Trump’s actions were often pre-emptive blandishments, or counter suits intended to intimidate or to head off the outraged claims of an adversary possibly unable to sustain prolonged legal battle. There are chapters on Mr. Trump’s Atlantic City/ casino phase, with its rich harvest of bankruptcy and other filings, his use of litigation to protect the Trump brand, his adventures and misadventures with women, the fraud of Trump University and a closing word.

One comes away from Plaintiff in Chief shaking his head. How can a man of such character and ethics have not only become wealthy beyond most measure, but also risen to claim the highest office in our democracy? As one who appreciates certain of the president’s accomplishments, I feel cheated that his character is not worthy of the good he has occasionally done. It is clear that Mr. Zirin is appalled by Mr. Trump—but he maintains a low-key tone throughout the book. Knowing what he knows both as an attorney and as the prodigious researcher of this effort, that is an accomplishment.

Don’t miss this one. As reader, you get to sit in a comfortable chair and listen to the clear, modest, educated, experienced—and polite—voice of a very smart man. As a citizen, you gain a most unusual understanding of our 45th president.
Third Eye Export Decorative Bob Marley One World Tapestry Wall Decor/Ethnic Wall Hanging Art/Hippie Wall Art/Boho Poster (Bob Marley)
Third Eye Export Decorative Bob Marley One World Tapestry Wall Decor/Ethnic Wall Hanging Art/Hippie Wall Art/Boho Poster (Bob Marley)
So tiny great for a pillow type front possibly. When I washed it the edges all came off due to no finishing seam so I recommend knowing it is a king queen pillow size and to sew a back on it so the beautiful tapestry is front of pillow but edges are finished and threads won’t ruin when washed due to shredding tiny mini tapestry. I have seen this in a very large size hanging and it is lovely. Blesings Jah Rastafari I &I 1 🌎1 people ✌🏽💗✌🏽💗🌈
Hello Dolly
Hello Dolly
Seventeen tracks of Louis Armstrong performing many of his greatest hits in concert for 52 cents? When I saw this collection for that price on 07/11/2010, I was a bit suspicious due to the low price, but the misgivings were unfounded. This is a terrific set of professionally recorded music in good sound quality, with classic performances.

There is no information I am aware of regarding the performance dates, but a lot of factors point to the 1950s and 1960s -- when Armstrong was already established as an American institution. The quality of the stereo recordings and the polite clapping of polite-sounding audiences support this view, as do the songs. Armstrong recorded "Blueberry Hill" in 1949, "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" in 1951, and his famous version of "Hello Dolly" in 1964. The sound and the collection of instruments is a bit different from track to track, so these are probably from a lot of different concerts. (Except "Frankie and Johnny" is a studio, not a concert recording.)

There is a good mixture of vocal and instrumental tracks, and his band is great. The stereo separation is good, making for some nice three dimensional music. Bitrates are 227-234 Kbps. Highly recommended -- passing it up at the current price doesn't seem to make much sense!

If you are interested in the music of the young, revolutionary Louis Armstrong, back when he was literally changing the world of popular music, I can highly recommend The Complete Jazz Collection By Louis Armstrong. That set has everything Armstrong recorded in his own name between 1925 and April 1930 -- 85 tracks, mostly lovingly restored, including all the historic "Hot Five" and "Hot Seven" recordings.

Update 07/12/2010: The one-day pricing wonder has disappeared. This remains a great little set, but choosing between this at $8.99 or the above-referenced set of Louis Armstrong at $5.99 is not really a choice at all. Just my opinion.
Louis Armstrong - Original Keys for Singers
Louis Armstrong - Original Keys for Singers
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Vol. 6 St. Louis Blues
Vol. 6 St. Louis Blues
With Louis Armstrong successfully entering the 1930’s as vibrant and confident as
ever, he deeply impressed both the critics and listeners when his next band recorded
this highly lauded recorded session in 1930 that had took him to another artistic level.
Officially billed as St. Louis Blues, Armstrong have not only scored another important
achievement, but it provide a watershed moment in his music career as he increased
his vocal skills to equal his trumpet playing, as his ensemble offer a powerful serenity
than ever, where he became poised for an additional increase to his superiority in his
artistry as his signing is as integrated and inventive as his trumpet playing. Heralded
by an exhilarating track set beginning with his vocal-instrumental takes on I Ain’t Got
Nobody, this sprawling CD edition procede on his vocal-instrumental takes for Dallas
Blues and St. Louis Blues, as well as fresh new original hits, like Rockin’ Chair, Dear
Old Southland, Dinah, My Sweet, I’m Confessin (That I Love You), and Song Of The
Islands (this one is backed by beautiful humming from the ensemble). Plus you even
a jubilent set of pop and jazz standard takes, like Blue Turning Grey Over You and If
I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight. However, what you will even get to hear on
St. Louis Blues is the first performances of vibraphone master Lionel Hampton in the
band (whose vibraphone solos were showcased on few tracks like Rockin’ Chair and
the romantic Song Of The Islands) while the rest of the music showcases Armstrong
as both instrumentalist and soloist fronting the big band in true expert timing, as they
made ‘recorded session’ a magnificent time-honoured landmark masterpiece.
Bob Dylan: Outlaw Blues
Bob Dylan: Outlaw Blues
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Oh Mercy by Dylan, Bob Original recording remastered edition (2004) Audio CD
Oh Mercy by Dylan, Bob Original recording remastered edition (2004) Audio CD
avevo questo disco ,ci sono circostanze che fanno incontrare due musicisti nel momento giusto ed escono fuori gemme di rara bellezza ,riascoltato dopo un pò di anni fa l' effetto di un buon vino invecchiato bene, è un capitolo a sè nella sterminata discografia di dylan ,una seconda collaborazione qualche anno dopo non ha dato lo stesso risultato , sarebbe stato comunque impossibile , le cose cambiano . il disco suona come deve suonare , c' è quella vecchia sensazione che ti entra sotto la pelle e ci rimane attaccata per sempre .
Garrett ACE 400 Metal Detector with Waterproof Coil Pro-Pointer II and Carry Bag
Garrett ACE 400 Metal Detector with Waterproof Coil Pro-Pointer II and Carry Bag
Long time Metal Detector/Relic Hunter here.
Bought this Garrett ACE400 package from High Plains Prospecting for my birthday as my Whites Spectrum (left at my recycling center for someone else) was getting long in the tooth (20+ years) and could not see buying more $70.00++ battery packs for such an old unit. Plus it was HEAVY. The ACE400 is a highly regarded, simple to learn and light unit- and it runs on 4 AA batteries. It is a great unit. Don't be put off thinking this is some 'beginner' machine- It is a fun and easy to use workhorse for beginner or veteran detectionist alike ! I Know- cause i've been there with moderate to very expensive and advanced units. Just bought the 5x8 DD coil and cover today from High Plains Prospecting as I was pleased with my Garrett purchase from them last month.
If you want to find coins and relics- this machine and your research and grit will take you there.
High Plains has some of the best package prices around.
Happy Hunting !
Amazon Brand - Happy Belly Pizza Sauce, 15 Ounce
Amazon Brand - Happy Belly Pizza Sauce, 15 Ounce
Taste was a bit bland, but the sauce had a nice thickness. I didn't like the ingredients much, had soy in it and some other stuff that I try to avoid in my food. I wouldn't get it again. I feel like this Amazon brand is like the Wal Mart brand, which ok, fine if they want to go that direction, but it would be nice if the had an organic line. . I thought for .71c cents for a can it was a decent deal, but now the price has doubled, which seems to be happening on everything from cucumbers to ice cream after the first time you buy. I avoid Wal Mart bc of their business practices, I hope to not have to do the same to Amazon.
One Piece Vol 24 (Japanese Edition)
One Piece Vol 24 (Japanese Edition)
「人の夢は!!!終わらねェ!!!!」

この一言に尽きるでしょう。

空島編スタートの24巻。空からガレオン船が降ってきた不思議な出来事から、麦わらの一味は次の行き先を伝説の場所、空島へと定める。

空島の情報を調べるために無法地帯、ジャヤの街を訪れるとそこにはハイエナのベラミーを船長とするベラミー海賊団がいた。酒場でナミが空島の話をすると、ベラミー海賊団に馬鹿にされる。

ケンカを売られたルフィは一緒にいたゾロにケンカを買わないように伝える。一方的な攻撃に耐え切った後、酒場で一人呑んでいた男に言葉をもらう。

「人の夢は!!!終わらねェ!!!!」。

この時点では正体不明のこの男は”あの”黒ひげ。はみ出し者の中にある哲学がかいま見えるセリフと姿に心を震わされる。

高みを目指すためには買うべきではないケンカもある。価値の無いケンカはしない。信念がある人間だからこそ、出来る行動。

【キーワード】

3rd LOG 空島・スカイピア編

ビビ

アルバーナ・アラバスタ王国

真の歴史の本文(リオポーネグリフ)

空からガレオン船

ジャヤ

ハイエナのベラミー

ビックナイフ・サーキース

突き上げる海流(ノックアップストリーム)

モンブラン・クリケット

海底探索王ショウジョウ

【引用】

私の夢には…敵が多すぎる

ワタクシはこの町では決して、ケンカしないと誓います

人の夢は!!!終わらねェ!!!!笑われていこうじゃねェか。高みを目指せば、出す拳の見つからねェケンカもあるもんだ!!!!

【手に入れたきっかけ】

Kindleキャンペーン!
Lonely on the Mountain: The Sacketts, Book 17
Lonely on the Mountain: The Sacketts, Book 17
Lonely on the Mountain reaffirms that old scuttlebutt about how when you corner one Sackett, other Sacketts are bound to come running. An urgent note from their cousin, Logan, has William Tell, Orrin, and Tyrel "pushing eleven hundred head of fat steers across the Dakota plains, headed for the gold mines in far western Canada." See, Logan Sackett had given his word to deliver cattle, only he don't have no cows. Ominously, his note's post script reads "You can expect Higginses." As you know, Higgins is the Sacketts' code word for trouble.

Sucks for Tell, Tyrel and grizzled, old Cap Roundtree, seeing as how they just got done selling cattle, and, now, they got to round up a fresh batch. Which they do, spending much of the money they'd just earned. This being an impromptu rescue of sorts, they had to round up some hands in haste, some of whom seemed to be shady characters. But desperate times call for desperate measures. The Sioux lurk in the area, except the Sackett brothers don't think it's the red man what's been stalking them.

Somewhere up ahead, Orrin, the most dapper Sackett sibling, is supposed to meet Tell and Tyrel with fresh supplies and more men. Except, come to find, Orrin runs into his own share of woe and misery. He gets distracted - but not diverted - by a lovely damsel come west seeking her brother. And, yep, this novel is told from Tell's first person narrative and from Orrin's third person narrative.

It's not the best Sackett read, unless you think long cattle drives to British Columbia are the height of excitement. It's no The Daybreakers or Sackett's Land or The Sackett Brand. The excitement comes more from having Tell, Tyrel, and Orrin - whom I feel are the most popular Sacketts - together in the same book, and throw in Logan in the mix, as well, although what we get of him amounts to just a cameo appearance at the end. The best bits are what happens after the stampede and everyone gets scattered to the winds and everyone fears that everyone else may be dead. I love that the Sacketts, every last one of 'em, have a way of keeping track of each other, a way to communicate thru sign. And, of course, when it comes to bracing their enemies, well, there's this colorful quote: "Those who lived 'round about used to say that Sacketts and shootin' went together like hog meat an' hominy."

Laying cards on the table, I admit that Tyrel is my favorite Sackett. Not one to toot his own horn, Tye, notorious as the Mora Gunfighter, quietly remarks in The Daybreakers: "Till the day I hung 'em up, I was the fastest gun alive." It cheeses me that he's relegated to side character status here, what with William Tell and Orrin snagging the leading roles. I mean, c'mon! This'll be the sixth book to showcase William Tell, not to mention the two short stories that featured him, "Booty for a Badman" and "The Courting of Griselda," and the non-Sackett novel, Dark Canyon, in which he was only a minor character. Throw Tyrel a bone, for cripes' sake!

It's 3.5 - or 4 - out of 5 stars for me. It's L'Amour not quite at his best. What really torpedoes the thing is the rushed ending. It's a case of the author failing to deliver the promised showdown. Everything gets wrapped up hastily in just four pages, as if L'Amour abruptly found something else more interesting to do. However, the stuff before is pretty darn good: the death-dealing stampede; a heap of ambushes; wolves and grizzlies and monster mosquitos; how the girl's reunion with her brother plays out; and four asskicking Sacketts for the price of one. That's a good deal.
El hombre llamado Noon: Una novela (Spanish Edition)
El hombre llamado Noon: Una novela (Spanish Edition)
This is the worst book in Spanish I have received from Amazon
The spelling is atrocious.
Many of the words are incorrectly translated
Many words are hyphenated when there is no need to do so
A very poor job
I feel I have been ripped off.
I can read and wrirte fluentaly in Spanish
I cannot finish this book
It is garbage
Cherche Et Trouve Asterix (French Edition)
Cherche Et Trouve Asterix (French Edition)
Pour adulte et enfants à partir de 7 ans je dirais, il s'agit de cherche et trouve d'un bon niveau. Même en temps qu'adulte et connaissant bien cet univers en bd, j'ai du mal à trouver certains personnages.
Très beaux dessins, livre vraiment sympa et amusant. Je recommande. J'ai tous les tomes sorties à ce jour
Zane Grey's Wild West: A Study of 31 Novels
Zane Grey's Wild West: A Study of 31 Novels
I just received my copy yesterday, and have not completed reading it, but I just had to let those who may be interested, that this is a book well worth the price if you are at all interested in Zane Grey and his work. My only wish is: Will Mr. Friesen go ahead and do the rest of the novels? I sure hope he does. My only quibble with the book is his selectiion of novels he does critique. But as he says in the preface: "once one gets beyond a dozen or so obvious choices, gradations in literary worth become debatable....Also, personal taste becomes a factor..." One glaring omission is The Heritage of the Desert which was the first "true" western Zane Grey wrote after traveling out there to see the land for himself in 1907 with Buffalo Jones. Yet, that is my opinion. Otherwise, I congratulate Mr. Friesen on such a wonderful addition to my Zane Grey library, and I think to anyone else's. Anything to keep Zane Grey in the public eye is important. He is still the greatest western novelist of all time!. December 28,I have completed reading the book, and my opinion has not changed in the least. But in re-reading my review I noticed I did not describe how or what Mr. Friesen did in the way of literary discussion. Basically what he does in this book is tell you the story line of each novel, quite in detail, from beginning to end; and relates where Zane Grey most likely received the opinion he is expressing in his work. The most likely candidates are Wordsworth, and Thoreau, with a touch of Darwin when it comes to the "survival of the fittest" and the fact environment affects the characters. There are some references to Zane Grey's personal life, and an extensive bibliography of books referenced in this work, and also a thorough index to help you locate what you might want to know.
Detektiv Conan 76
Detektiv Conan 76
Da ich schon von Anfang an den Conan-Manga verfolge, kann ich hier nicht besonders viel schreiben/meckern
Die Fälle sind wieder spannend gehalten und lässt drei Personen in Verdacht stehen von den MIB zu sein.
Welche das sein sollen werde ich aber an dieser Stelle natürlich nicht verraten ;P
Auf jeden Fall freue ich mich schon auf die nächsten Bände und besonders auf den 78. :)
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers (Peter Rabbit)
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers (Peter Rabbit)
It is a long time since I read the story and this was bought for a child. All Beatrix Potter illustrated stories have wonderful, water colour illustrations, the writing matches the water colour and I believe might give a child a method appreciating that which is fine and that which is less so. The story is good and quite scary for a young child, and as I recall is quite exciting with a good ending. Having had all of the stories read to me when I was small child, has caused me to inflict them upon nieces, nephews and step grandchildren.
Dragon Teeth: A Novel
Dragon Teeth: A Novel
I was surprised that there was no full explanation of how Dr. Crichton, who died in 2008, could be publishing a new book in 2017, with the exception of a brief afterword by his wife. But a little research cleared up the mystery. I learned he had been working, on and off, on this for 15 years before his death. His wife discovered the manuscript when organizing his archives. So while the book is represented as all Crichton, I expect there was some editorial work performed on it before publication.

I have read with pleasure and benefit almost all of Crichton's previous novels. From that perspective, I would say this novel is OK but not striking--it certainly is not a page turner that grabs the reader. It is typical Crichton in that he instructs while entertaining. For example, he once again attaches a bibliography of related books for readers interested in pursuing the topic. He also stops the narrative at several places (107; 116;and 153) to explain the context of what is happening, so that the reader can fully appreciate the story. Since paleontology is the setting for the story, these brief explanatory interruptions are quite helpful. Crichston also attaches an author's note and postscript at the end explaining a few things.

He also adopts the practice of intermixing real figures with the story's characters. This technique requires real skill and discipline in not overdoing it, and Crichton does not abuse the practice. The two central figures in the novel, aside from the young Yale student narrator, are two real professors of paleontology who during 1876 are competing for the academic title of King of Bones. The prize goes to whomever digs up the most important and numerous fossils, generally drawn from the far west. So almost immediately, in effect, Crichton has shifted the story into almost a conventional western--an area I only previously saw him involved with in "The Great Train Robbery" and indirectly in "Westworld." So we have gunfights, Indian attacks, Deadwood, the U.S. Calvary, dance hall girls, stagecoach attacks, and other trappings of a western story. Yet throughout, Crichton keeps the theme of dino fossils first and foremost. Additional real life characters appear, including Collis Huntington (one of the big four founders of the UP railroad) and especially Wyatt Earp, who had come into prominence during the 15 years Crichton was crafting the novel.

So, folks interested in the West and/or paleontology (the title relates to actual fossil dino teeth) should enjoy this book. Its 283 pages pass quickly, and the author thoughtfully has converted the end papers into a detailed map which makes it easy to follow where all the stages of the story occur. It is good to read Crichton once again!
Raise the Titanic! (A Dirk Pitt Adventure Book 4)
Raise the Titanic! (A Dirk Pitt Adventure Book 4)
This is a well written political thriller, concerning Cold War tensions between the USA and the USSR. The story is about a desperate search for a rare radioactive isotope - byzanium - which could change the balance of world power. The only sufficient quantity of the substance was dug up in 1910, and subsequent records of its whereabouts are virtually non-existent. Through detective work, it's discovered that the material was being shipped to the USA from Britain in 1912 ... on board the Titanic! With no other option available, the US President signs off on a major undertaking: raise the Titanic. Amazingly, the plan succeeds ...

This book, written in the mid-1970's, still has a fresh feel to it today. Okay, the Cold War as we knew it is over. And the Titanic simply couldn't be raised in the manner depicted in the novel. But as a work of fiction, this offers intrigue. The only aspect of the story I was mildly disappointed with was the rather incidental aspect of raising the ship - it all seemed somewhat secondary. Such an amazing feat would - in and of itself - be worthy of a novel. Nonetheless, this is entertaining. And I can also recommend the film based on the book: 
Sam's Surrender (Hearts & Heroes Book 4)
Sam's Surrender (Hearts & Heroes Book 4)
Sam’s Surrender by Elle James

Romantic suspense. 4th in the Hearts and Heroes series. Can be read as a stand alone.
These brothers are high octane. They can depend on action and misadventures.
This is Sam’s story.
Sam’s luck in the past hasn’t been gold. He’s under watch by his commander because his last reckless flight put him and his passengers in danger. It was on the anniversary of the death of his former fiancé who had died of cancer (which wasn’t mentioned until half way through the book). His heart had been heavy with grief. Now he’s supposed to spend two weeks relaxing on vacation?
How can these men go from zero to Mock 5 and then back again and not carry it around?

The heroine has been targeted but keeps on smiling. She’s going to make Sam smile. That’s her goal for his vacation. And she succeeds while also falling in love.
An engaging romance that’s action from start to finish.
Fort Everglades
Fort Everglades
Something I saw online made me think of this old Frank G. Slaughter book, which if I remember correctly was written in 1951. I might be able to find my old hardback, but old paper "gets" my sinuses, and I was so happy to find it available on Kindle. LOVE my Kindle. As to the Kindle edition, I wonder how the Amazon techs transfer an old book to Kindle. There were a lot of typos that any decent proofreader would've discovered and fixed. There was only one difference in reading this book, for me. I was born in 1949, in Alabama, mostly white, proudly a bit Native American. The calm references to people owning slaves offended me, as it surely didn't when I was younger - it was just taken for granted that in the early 1800's people "owned" other people. Yes, it's probably historically accurate. Did I like that facet of the story? No. But the adventure was just as absorbing as it was all those years ago, the love story just a poignant. I still love this book. Anyone who loves adventure, romance, and the Florida Everglades will, too.
Department56 Harry Potter Village Hogwarts Hall and Tower Lit Building, 13.07", Multicolor
Department56 Harry Potter Village Hogwarts Hall and Tower Lit Building, 13.07", Multicolor
Where to start... the Department 56 Hogwarts castle I received was a disaster in quality. It came with horribly uneven paint job and two missing windows - we found one window loose in the package, the other window, nowhere to be found. To be clear, the windows are not supposed to be removable at all.

While the castle is designed to have semi translucent walls, because the paint is uneven in parts, the lighting ends up being EXTREMELY uneven. The translucency is so bad on the tower - it makes Hogwarts, looks like a massive ORANGE abomination in the dark. The roof of Hagrids hut (not included), suffered from the same lighting defect - to me it's okay if the roof is semi transparent, but it should be DARKER than the walls of the building. Unlit, they all look better, but...what's the point of that?

If you want to see quality, look no further than Ollivander's wand shop (not included). This is actually a beautiful piece - appropriately lit and begging for other neighboring building from diagon alley to be created.

This set leaves you begging for the Harry Potter winter village that could have been. Department 56, if you're listening - I will open my wallet again if you can fix these problems. PS - Hogwarts could also use a 2nd companion piece to make it feel bigger!
Loungefly x Harry Potter Gryffindor Trifold Wallet, Gray, One Size
Loungefly x Harry Potter Gryffindor Trifold Wallet, Gray, One Size
Wife loves it. Well crafted and looks like it will last quite a while. Made for women not girls meaning it’s not cheap or flimsy like a novelty item. It’s a genuine wallet with well crafted features. Very nice style. Can stand up well with my wife’s Coach and MK purses.
SERVAMP – sa-ヴxanpu – Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban [Blu-ray]
SERVAMP – sa-ヴxanpu – Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban [Blu-ray]
とにかく声優さんがかっこいい声でたまりません。木村さん前から演技派だと思ってたけど、本当に素晴らしいです。
内容は、漫画と違ってたりするところもあるのですが、うまくつながってます。
いいアニメです。こういうのが海外に出ていくべきなのに。見ないともったいないです。
Rubie's Hogwarts Robe Costume - Large,Black
Rubie's Hogwarts Robe Costume - Large,Black
We first stared at the possessed child on the front of the package. Someone call an exorcist, this is Ravenclaw not Slytherin.1,2,3 seconds past and my sister held her breath in anticipation.We unbuttoned the package. 4,5 CRACK. Yup it broke, the cheap little plastic thing that holds the robe together. But, even so, we pulled the second grade polyester out of the package and marveled at the lacking quality of the garment. She put the robe on. I thought it to be inside out, but the logo was on the front. The bottom of it came to her knees. My eyebrows creased, but it was when she pulled the hood up that she died. The hood was so tight that she could not breathe. Her face turned blue and our family wept in agony as she fell to the floor. Do not buy. It is possessed. Lol also cause there was a paper saying to write a good review I like the package.
Kalamel Cell Phone Cleaner,Portable Smart Phone Cleaner Box Suitable for Mobile Phones,Jewelry Watches,Toothbrushes and Other Small Toys
Kalamel Cell Phone Cleaner,Portable Smart Phone Cleaner Box Suitable for Mobile Phones,Jewelry Watches,Toothbrushes and Other Small Toys
 This UV sterilizer is something I'll always have on hand. It ssnitizes and does so in roughly five minutes or so. There's also a spot to add essential oils in order to use the aromatherapy function.
There's absolutely nothing to using this. You simply insert whatever it is you want to sanitize, I did my rings today and they're sparkly and beautiful again. The light has a countdown function which lets you know when you're 25, 50, 75, and 100 percent complete. The aromatherapy function can be used as you wish. The size will fit almost all (if not all) smart phones. There is no noise either except when it starts. I'd buy this again!
The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods
The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods
This book presents some compelling ideas, but the authors obvious and unproven biases and generalizations combined with little proof for their arguments dilute their message and make it hard to take the book seriously. I started reading The Abundant Community very much in agreement with the authors' message, but found myself getting frustrated and annoyed by their writing style and poorly argued ideas. The main idea of this book is that by investing our time, energy, and money back into our communities will have a positive impact on our lives and society. I completely agree with this idea and have seen evidence for it in many places and through other studies and reports I've read. McKnight and Block take this idea to an extreme though, leaving little room for gradual adoption of these principles and offering little understanding for those struggling to simply make ends meet in the difficult economic times we live in.

My biggest issue is what I feel is a blind idealization of the past. They address this attitude later in the book, but it something that comes up over and over again. Similarly there is an odd, and I believe harmful, ideas about paid services- specifically in the field of mental health. They frown upon the "professionalization" of services that might have previously been handled through support from friends and family members and continually bring up paid therapists or psychiatrists as examples of our communities' failures to meet their own needs. I think this reveals a major lack of understanding and empathy for those who deal with serious mental health issues that go far beyond the need to chat with a neighbor about their problems. I understand that all authors write with some kind of bias, I just felt like they kept hammering away at certain ideas without giving any factual information to back them up, besides their own observations and beliefs.

Another problem I had with this book is that is feels like the authors are repeating the same ideas over and over. It is a pretty short book to begin with, but the authors could have easily (and probably better) gotten their ideas across in half as many pages. I chose to read and review this book for a class (it was on a list of approved books) but if I had simply wanted to read about this subject for my own enlightenment, there is no way I would have finished it.
Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus
Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus
This documentary is a classic. It is filmed beautifully and clearly, so that with pleasure we can follow in Mahoney's footsteps, follow his determination to dig deep for the truth, with excitements and disappointments every step of the way. And I appreciate the courtesy Mahoney extended to the many experts he interviewed and consulted – even though he finally concludes he must disagree with all who say there is no evidence for the Israelite Exodus out of Egypt, as described in the Bible.

The evidence for Exodus is a serious matter for all people of faith, as far as I am concerned. For over 70 years now, the mainstream archaeological theories have conspired with all the evidence to show a very thorough *lack* of evidence for the Biblical stories of the Exodus, thus challenging over 3000 years of belief for both Jews and Christians.

But this film has shown me that the Biblical story of Exodus did happen; moreover, it happened exactly as described in the Bible, without the tiniest archaeological detail of evidence being missing or faulty. For if we look for *patterns of evidence*, and put the dates to one side, we discover that every single Biblical detail fits the evidence strongly – strong because the pattern does fit, timewise, only at a different time period; and each piece of evidence is unique, powerful, and unexpected – exactly as the Bible stories themselves convey.

When filmmaker Tim Mahoney discovered that all the mainstream archaeologists said that there was absolutely no evidence for the Exodus ever having taken place as described in the Bible, he could no longer sit comfortably with his Christian faith if it was so strongly rooted in a historical lie. The story of Exodus has, after all, details of such magnitude that it was unthinkable there should be no archaeological record unless Exodus was a complete fabrication. Is it possible that since the earliest times, the Jews, then Jesus, then Christendom, should have fallen for so graphical, so collossal, and so supportive a story if it was only a myth? What was Mahoney going to tell his grandchildren? Unable to let the matter rest, he decided to investigate for himself, armed only with his film-making skills, his innate faith, intelligence and commonsense, and a deep wish to find the truth, wherever that might lead him.

Mahoney's first forays to Egypt seemed to go nowhere. The archaeologists explained that the Exodus took place at the time of Ramesses II (the Late Bronze Age) - and had left no evidence.

He then reasoned that he should put aside any presupposition that we know the exact dates, and he should just look to see if there was evidence at any time of Egyptian history that fitted the pattern of the Bible stories. He figured out there were six parts to the story for which he would hope to find evidence:
* the presence of a Hebrew family of twelve in the Egyptian Delta, one of them serving a very high position under Pharaoh
* a subsequent multiplication of population
* followed by slavery and infanticide of males
* awful things suddenly happening to the Egyptians
* a very sudden departure of all the Hebrews
* Joshua’s conquest of Canaan, starting with Jericho.

Mahoney then created excellent visual aids to chart the progress in his findings, through each of these six stages: a great Wall of Time, marked by pylons every 1000 years, with layers of wall showing the absolute dates, the three principal Egyptian kingdoms, the Biblical date records, and dating from other Near East archaeology eg at Jericho.
The Old Kingdom is when the great Pyramids were built.
The Middle Kingdom is when literature and the arts flourished.
The New Kingdom built massive monuments and a massive empire.
And following each Kingdom were times of weakness and confusion.

Mahoney found unequivocally clear evidence for each of these six parts, exactly in the right time sequence – but it all happened during the Middle Kingdom of Egypt – whereas Ramesses is in the New Kingdom, hundreds of years later. The Ipuwer Papyrus contains graphic Egyptian descriptions of desolation that exactly fits the Israelite description of the plagues as recorded in the Bible. And there is very telling evidence for Joseph and his twelve brothers in Avaris, which lies underneath the later city of Ramesses and is now being excavated.

The destruction of Jericho fits the Middle Kingdom period (= Middle Bronze Age) too, and again the evidence matches the Biblical story detail for detail: a completely fire-damaged city interior, including burnt grain stores that suggest a very short springtime siege; and a single area on the perimeter wall that was not destroyed, that suggests Rahab's house being protected.

In the end it becomes clear that the evidence for Exodus during the Middle Bronze Age actually far exceeds the quantity or quality of the evidence traditionally used to date the Exodus as during the time of Ramesses – but still, mainstream experts put aside each piece of evidence as “coincidence”, without seeming to notice how massive the evidence is when put together. Or rather, some are noticing, but are afraid to speak out, to rock the boat.

Mahoney has done something that takes courage and has left us all a tremendous legacy: he persistently stood up for truth; followed the rocky evidence wherever it would lead; and invites us to do the same, to make no assumptions that any theoretical source, either of biblical or of secular archaeological origin, is correct.

There is a lot more evidence out there that needs similar work and standards to be applied to it. I feel that Mahoney has set a standard the next generation should live up to. This is truly a work of Spiritual Science, the spiritual redemption of Scientific Method that has long been called-for.
Peter Thomas Roth Hydra-Gel Eye Patches
Peter Thomas Roth Hydra-Gel Eye Patches
I gave this product 5 stars because there are a lot of positives to them. However, being truthful, I would give the product only 3 stars for how well they work to reduce puffiness. Let me start by saying I am in my early 30s and have always had a slight puff to my eye. They aren't horrendously baggy but I can notice them. I've tried drinking lots of water, cutting out salt from my diet, you name it. For me, the baggy eyes is likely genetic or from having bad allergies and sinus issues. That being said... this product perhaps slightly helped the look of the puffiness of my eyes. It was not a miracle product for me. However, if you are someone who has occasional puffiness or tired looking eyes due to a night of lack of sleep or drinking then these might work really well for you. I left the patches on for about 30 minutes and keep them chilled in fridge. They are cooling, refreshing and definitely provide a light moisture to the eyes. I have sensitive acne prone skin which is why I chose these cucumber patches because they seemed like the lesser of all the peter Roth eye patches that could protenitally make me break out. These are not greasy and did not cause any breakouts or issues with my skin! They are very calming and I enjoy using them as part of a morning routine to unwind. I read other reviews that said the 24k gold eye patches by peter Roth do more to help the bagginess so I may try them out next. But These were the best price and come with 30 treatments which I felt was a good bag for your buck at around only $1 a treatment it was worth a try. The tub comes with a spatula to help lift the patches and to prevent germs from getting in. My only complaint is with the shape of the actual patches. No matter what way you put them on they seem to cover a lot of my cheek and miss a good part of the under eye area. Perhaps it's just the shape of my eyes but if you see in the picture they don't extend very far over the eye bag area. Overall I think these are the best price out there and would work well for someone who has occasionally tired or puffy eyes. If you have chronic puffiness, like me, these may help slightly but don't expect a miracle.
Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba: Life Teachings and Poetry
Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba: Life Teachings and Poetry
Pure spiritual gem. Short, interesting and very profound. A must for anyone who wish to get in touch with the Spirit of one of the greatest Sufi mystics. Just like one of my favourite artists Cheikh Lo is singing : Bambay Gueej - Bamba is the Ocean. No matter, which religion do you follow (every tradition has it's own wisdom) this is a kind of book you should read!
Quizzer8: Countries of the World
Quizzer8: Countries of the World
This is a fun way to brush up on domestic and world geography. I think it’s important to know the world we live in, and this makes it simple and easy to learn. I wish there was an option to make it timed, just to add an element of excitement. Maybe a tournament mode. On the other hand, the simple multiple choice makes it relaxing and not stressful. I play this for my own knowledge as well as teaching my kids.
Essential Medical Supply The Original Sheepette Synthetic Sheepskin Knee Walker Pad Cover
Essential Medical Supply The Original Sheepette Synthetic Sheepskin Knee Walker Pad Cover
I purchased this scooter because I fractured an ankle and I would have been bedridden without it 😰 I also have a walker that I only use when going to the doctors office. I recommend buying the seat cushion if you have bad knees and want to control the bike by kneeing into the seat. I maneuvered through all of the halls in the house quite easily. I was happy that they included a break because it sure helps to stabilize the bike when you have to lean over and pick something up. Most of my rooms are carpeted and the bike moves comfortably over them. On my floors that are tiled it does move much quicker so I recommend caution until you master this little bike. My ONLY complaint about this purchase is that the directions are in such small print it makes them difficult to read.
Frontier Co-op Licorice Root, Cut & Sifted, Kosher, Non-irradiated | 1 lb. Bulk Bag | Glycyrrhiza species
Frontier Co-op Licorice Root, Cut & Sifted, Kosher, Non-irradiated | 1 lb. Bulk Bag | Glycyrrhiza species
I have become a gin fan, but the craft gins at the liquor stores are kind of pricey, so I decided to try making my own. I found a recipe that uses Juniper berries, licorice root, lemongrass, peppercorns, coriander, cardamom, orange peel and lemon peel. Just add these ingredients to vodka in a jar and let it sit for 24 hours and you have really good gin! My photos show the starting jar with everything added and the second pic is the resulting gin with the solid ingredients filtered out.

What I like about Frontier products is that they try to source from natural and organic sources. This pound bag of licorice root was reasonable in price and gives allows me to make a lot of gin! I also purchased Frontier's juniper berries and lemongrass in the bulk pound packages. They are all great! I already had the other ingredients, so it wasn't long and I was bottling my first gin in an empty bottle I had laying around. Turned out to taste great and I will be looking for other ingredients to make more custom gins, but they will all have juniper berries, licorice root, and lemongrass and then whatever else I want to try. My next batch will have some rosemary from my garden for sure. I like Frontier spices and that is the first brand I look for when searching for ingredients I need for cooking and now making gin.

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