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Sails.js in Action
Sails.js in Action
Sails.js in Action by Mike McNeil and Irl Nathan. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Art of War: Anthology for Charity
Art of War: Anthology for Charity
Art of War: Anthology for Charity by Petros Triantafyllou , Mark Lawrence, et al.. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 35 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 2204 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The One That Got Away: A Novel
The One That Got Away: A Novel
The One That Got Away: A Novel by Leigh Himes. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 93 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.
Lost
Lost
Lost by James Patterson and James O. Born. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 464 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
MYSTERY CLASSICS Boxed Set - Earl Derr Biggers Edition (Illustrated): Seven Keys to Baldpate, Inside the Lines, The Agony Column, Love Insurance & Fifty Candles (Including the Charlie Chan Series)
MYSTERY CLASSICS Boxed Set - Earl Derr Biggers Edition (Illustrated): Seven Keys to Baldpate, Inside the Lines, The Agony Column, Love Insurance & Fifty Candles (Including the Charlie Chan Series)
MYSTERY CLASSICS Boxed Set - Earl Derr Biggers Edition (Illustrated): Seven Keys to Baldpate, Inside the Lines, The Agony Column, Love Insurance & Fifty Candles (Including the Charlie Chan Series) by Earl Derr Biggers and Frank Snapp. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Advanced Computer Programming in Python
Advanced Computer Programming in Python
Advanced Computer Programming in Python by Karim Pichara and Christian Pieringer. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X
Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X
Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X by Aaron Hillegass. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 42 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett: Twenty Cases (Columbia Business School Publishing)
Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett: Twenty Cases (Columbia Business School Publishing)
If you’re looking for a book that will tell you the story behind the man Warren Buffett and his personal life, then this is not the book for you. But if you are an investor or want a book that provides lots of great primary source material and focuses on business and financial rationale behind Buffett’s investments, then this is a great book for you.

This book takes twenty of Buffett’s most important and impactful investments and uses a wealth of quantitative data and historical information to really build and provide context for each case. From there, the book accurate analyzes each company/investment using current and established metrics (EV/EBITA, PER, etc) and illustrates what made each investment sound in a quantifiable way. You get to see the outcomes for each of these investments and, while each individual case was certainly interesting (my personal favorite was Coca-Cola), the twenty cases together provide great insight into Buffett’s investment strategies and priorities.

The books pulls from source material that isn’t really covered by the host of other Buffett books out there, so it provides some new information and insights you probably won’t find elsewhere. Also, if you read this book you’ll find that it also isn’t just a rehash of Buffett’s annual letters talking about his investing philosophy. Instead, it provides the type of quantitative analysis using techniques and metrics relevant to today’s investors to help define and illustrate those principles in action. On its own, it’s already a great resource, but the book really helps give me context and a deeper understanding of the knowledge I already have.

Finally, I really like that this book was honest when it comes to presenting its goals as well as its limitations. The book sets out to paint a realistic picture of the context for each case and analyze the most important factors for each case, while allowing the reader to draw their own conclusions, and it does exactly that. There are plenty of annual reports, balance sheets, market data, and other primary sources filled with information, and the analysis leaves just enough room for me interpret the findings and lessons in my own way. I found this much more satisfying to read than a few other books which try to establish themselves as the absolute authority.

Overall, while this book was filled with data and graphs, it was a surprisingly easy and pleasant read and provided a lot of great insight and perspective. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in Buffett’s investments.
How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad, Fourth Edition
How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad, Fourth Edition
Don't get me wrong but this is one of the worst books I have ever read.

Let me explain why...
This book is about growth investing and growth investing only. The reason I thought the book is horrible is because the author go against some of the already proven techiniches and consensus already stabilished not only in Wall Street but for great legends like Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, John J. Murphy, Bulkowski, Nison and others.

For instance, he desregards the use of P/E or Discounted Cash Flow as a good metrics, giving exemples about the high P/E ratios found on Microsoft and other Tech Growth stocks and how the investor would have missed those stocks.
But he does not tell the story about the dot com bubble and how this same over valued P/E stocks went from a fortune to nothing, capitalizing on earning growth that even did not existed, more like a future promisse.

He gives other example about Bank of America with low P/E in 2008. For God Sakes a global financial crises and meltdown of stock market should not be a parameter for nothing and pro investor or not, who earned money in that year?

Other point the author dismiss based on his research is about Technical Analysis and some Patterns, saying almost all patterns have a low rate of success. The only pattern that he considers good is cup and handle because he was the first person to spot it and write about it, I guess...

On the final chapters the author have some chapters with titles like When to sell or how to time markets and stuff like that, but he does not give clear clues and techniques and pictures of how to do it and how to do it, he just talk in a shallow way.

He dislikes the idea of buying good and stabilished companys like Coca-Cola and Gillete just because the are too big to generate good profits or because he judges their management team old fellow with no interest to innovate or step out of the box. Also deslikes the idea of buy and hold good companies like Warren Buffett does.

In resume, is almost like he is saying "Go Big or Go Home!" and instigating the new investor to take risks with this unproven enterprises...

Like I said, this is a good for those interested in buy and look for growth stocks and maybe in this matter it can be a useful book, but to dismiss all the common sense and already proven techniques ranging from value investing and technical analysis for me would be madness
LaserKing Elon Musk Smoking Weed On Joe Rogan Experience - Unisex T-Shirt Black
LaserKing Elon Musk Smoking Weed On Joe Rogan Experience - Unisex T-Shirt Black
I ordered this shirt for my brother as a Christmas present. The shipping got here in plenty of time, although it's important to note that the seller has the manufacturer ship the products, not seller directly. The quality of the shirt is great although it is a little bit larger than I expected. Overall, really good buy!
Across The Divide
Across The Divide
Across The Divide by Biswadeep Banerjee. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Larry Page" category.
Bob Dylan: 1978-1989 - Both Ends of the Rainbow
Bob Dylan: 1978-1989 - Both Ends of the Rainbow
As noted by another reviewer, this is the third Dylan documentary in the series produced by UK-based Chrome Dreams. This one is far superior to the first ("Tales from a Golden Age" - which covers the same period, but certainly not as well, as "No Direction Home") and better than the second ("After the Crash"). It benefits from improved filming techniques and access to album versions of several songs being discussed. These are accompanied by music videos, and must reflect easier legal access to those as opposed to the album cuts themselves. In the earlier documentaries, music performances (where they existed) were essentially limited to televised live versions, with notations that the "original version" was on this or that album. This documentary features much less involvement by Clinton Heylin, and his contributions were obviously filmed at the same time as those included in the first two documentaries. That said, this films opens with the same statement by Mr. Heylin that closed "After the Crash," which nicely ties the two together.

The film offers some fascinating insights into the albums. I would not say that I agree with all of the interviewees about the quality of one or another album. Having come to appreciate Dylan much more recently, I have had the advantage of looking at his work as a whole, all at once. Thus, I do not have the visceral reaction to some of the albums that others have. Also, as a child of the `80s, that decade does not offend me, as it seems to have many of the individuals in the film.

The documentary covers, in quite a good depth, a little discussed period in Dylan's biography. However, although segments of it were certainly filmed subsequent to Dylan's Chronicles, Vol. 1, the documentary does not benefit from access to "Tell Tale Signs," as the commentators will occasionally lament the unavailable of other versions of some of the songs that do appear on that collection. That said, it is important to understand that this is a documentary about the process of the making of Dylan's music, the critical response to it at the time of its release, and a reassessment of it with the passage of time. The film touches on Dylan's biography only to the extent that it touches on the songs themselves. If that is what you are looking for, then you will be well pleased with this film. If you are looking for something else, however, then you should look elsewhere.
Bob Dylan's Great American Songbook
Bob Dylan's Great American Songbook
The originals from which the Triplicate issue got its inspirations. I share Mr. Dylan's affection for the songs of the pre-rock n roll generation, and probably sing them about as well as he does now. It is interesting to hear them in earlier versions versus Dylan's more limited arrangements and instrumentation. The face of Bob Dylan on the cover is possibly a selling ploy, or might be a drawback as it does not hint at the wide range of artists actually included on the album. The rating is primarily for affection for the musical generation and its value as a contrast and compare stimulus against the Triplicate album by Dylan.
Wolverine Epic Collection: Inner Fury
Wolverine Epic Collection: Inner Fury
Volume 6 of the Wolverine Epics (Volumes 1, 2, 8, 12 and 13 are already available at this point) takes us to 1992 and 1993, and by this point the character was already popular enough to have specials, spin-offs and guest appearances all over the place. Admirably, the Epics are trying to collate all of them into one place, but in the process the books do end up feeling slightly bitty, jumping around all over the place.

We kick off with Inner Fury, one of the aforementioned specials, which is fairly inconsequential but does feature some typically compelling Bill Sienkiewicz art. Then we get a few issues of the regular Wolverine ongoing, which focus largely on his relationship with Jubilee as they travel to the Savage Land and take on a rogue Sentinel. Then it's Killing, another special that again, does not really add that much to the character, featuring as it does the well-hashed struggle with Logan's propensity for violence.

Interestingly, we then get the Sabretooth miniseries, focusing on Wolverine's nemesis (although the man himself does guest-star) and deepening his ties to a couple of other characters as well as setting up his imminent appearances in the main X-Men book. Then it's one last special, Global Jeopardy, which is an interesting one - the story is once again inconsequential, but as it was a World Wildlife Fund charity book, every other page features a photo and facts on a wild species. It's notable as a curiosity, if nothing else.

And to wrap up the book, an issue of X-Men portrays the VERY consequential events of the Fatal Attractions crossover, returning to the Wolverine ongoing to show the aftermath. It still feels quite weighty, although very strange thrown in a book with all the other stuff.

Extras include a Swimsuit Special pinup, Marvel Age article on the events of the ongoing, and a couple of covers. There are certainly things to enjoy here - the Sabretooth mini and final story are genuinely interesting, and it continues to be great that the Epic Collections are so completist. Just sometimes, as here, it makes for a slightly odd reading flow. One to dip in and out of, perhaps.
Harbor Gardens KUK002B Monterey Pizza Oven with Stone, Stainless/Enamel Coated Steel,51.25" H X 23.5" W X 16.5" D,Black
Harbor Gardens KUK002B Monterey Pizza Oven with Stone, Stainless/Enamel Coated Steel,51.25" H X 23.5" W X 16.5" D,Black
I dont always write a review but this little pizza oven was such a hit I wanted to let anyone that was undecided to go ahead and buy it.
It was easy to put together, box was heavy and a little battered but no damage to pizza oven. A little tip was to not completely tighten the screws on the base until it is put together them tighten everything before setting the oven part on top. It is a little small but we sat as we did the fire and the pizzas so it really worked out to be a great height. It was a nice weight metal and we have used it and it has held up well. We were about to buy a really big, bulky, expensive pizza oven and I bought this just because we couldnt agree which one. We could not be happier with this purchase! it is inexpensive enough that if we tire of making pizzas no big deal. Also if it falls apart in two years we could afford to buy another instead of being stuck with a $4,000 heavy pizza oven. I highly recommend this oven. We were not expecting this oven to be as good as it is. For the cost it just amazed us. If you are looking for an expensive high end pizza oven, this is not it. If you are looking for a really good quality inexpensive fun pizza oven, order this!
The Maine Woods: A Fully Annotated Edition
The Maine Woods: A Fully Annotated Edition
"The Maine Woods" is the first American classic and still the best book in the field of naturalism, mainly because Thoreau writes from the perspective of his own safari-experience while at the same time observing plants, animals, birds, insects and topography scientifically. As a scientist his writing is informed by virtually all the books available on New England naturalism in the 1840s. Jeffrey Cramer's notes are especially helpful in tracking Thoreau's scientific sources. As a traveler interacting with others, Thoreau respects the privacy of others while disclosing his personal foibles. As a writer cognizant of history, he puts Ethan Allen in his place (a self-promoter) while comparing his northern trek to Benedict Arnold's more heroic one in 1775. (Cramer falls short in this regard when he cites Arnold's march toward Quebec as a failure.) As a sign of objectivity, Thoreau avoids the knee-jerk reaction to Benedict Arnold as "traitor." He appreciates his Abenaki and Penobscot guides for their expertise. Stylistically this is Thoreau at his best, better than "Walden," perhaps because he is less self-conscious of a need to say something clever.
Nothing to Eat
Nothing to Eat
Alger normally writes the typical American "Boys Own" stories - tales of the clean cut young man overcoming adversity and making his way in the world. However, this is quite different; it is not a novel, but a lengthy piece of poetry.

It's not the easiest thing to read; instead of the stanzas being laid out on the page in the appropriate way, the lines have just been joined together, so it can be difficult to scan the rhymes. However, the context has quite a useful message if you can stay the course to wade through it all.

I have down graded it slightly simply because it is quite difficult to read and after even a couple of pages, you don't feel the urge to keep going. If it were to be re-done so that the lines were more appropriately spaced, I might mark it up a bit.
Odd Is on Our Side (Graphic Novel)
Odd Is on Our Side (Graphic Novel)
Dean Koontz published five humorous novels about the rather strange but very likable Odd Thomas, who says he got his name Odd when his mother misspelled Todd. But it is descriptive because Odd is incredibly wise, respectful, and unusual; he uses the title "sir" and "ma'am" even to people who are intent on killing him in the most unspeakable manner. His name is also descriptive because, unlike other people, he sees dead men and women, such as Elvis Presley. The dead can gesture to Odd and frequently do so, but although some come to him seeking his help in obtaining justice for them, they are unable to speak. Koontz has also joined with others in writing three graphic novels about Odd Thomas. This is the second of the three and was published in 2010. He wrote this novel with Fred Van Lente, and Queenie Chan did the illustrations.

The plot in this volume focuses on a premonition that Odd has that something awful will happen during his town's Halloween celebration. The ghost of Elvis Presley tries to help Odd and gestures wildly, but since he can't speak, Odd has difficulty discovering what will occur and who is involved.

While I am a fan of Dean Koontz books and enjoy the humor in his tales about Odd, I don't think that this story has much substance and the humor is very weak. However, children may enjoy the book and may be stimulated to read his Odd Thomas non-graphic novels, which are a delight.
Bandai Hobby #73 ORX-005 GAPLANT, Bandai HGUC Action Figure
Bandai Hobby #73 ORX-005 GAPLANT, Bandai HGUC Action Figure
 What a great kit. Looks great but will need a little touch up paint details. A yellow Gundam marker would be a good idea.

It's got a complicated waist section, that isn't detailed all that well in the assembly instructions but if you've got a few kits under your belt, you should be fine.

It's prickly, difficult to pick up but darn if it doesn't look GOOD! Not the most posable ever. Transformation is almost parts free except for one part.
Dragon Ball: Chapter Book, Vol. 2 (2)
Dragon Ball: Chapter Book, Vol. 2 (2)
my 11 year old son loves these series of books he reads one a day and I dont mind ordering more each time its very encouraging for young readers😊
Naruto, Vol. 72 (72)
Naruto, Vol. 72 (72)
Naruto came to an end so soon! Kishimoto's work (Naruto) will always be remembered, we'll always remember the journey you've taken your fans through, ARIGATOU!
This volume, to put it simply, is just great- spoiler alert- by infusing the present Naruto along with the future(time skip) was quite cleverly done. Although it did sort of feel rushed ; Kishimoto had a time limit of finishing Naruto. If you're a Naruto fan, you have to get this VOLUME!!!
The Beatrix Potter Collection
The Beatrix Potter Collection
We have owned these cassettes for years. Mine have finally worn out and I am looking to buy another set, even though they are out of print. The stories are read by Claire Bloom who has a wonderful lyrical way of telling these familiar tales. She has an English accent and just listening to her is a pleasure. She brings the stories to life.
We use these as tapes for our children to go to sleep to. They have a wonderful calming quality that makes going to sleep a peaceful journey.
Debbie Macomber Cedar Cove CD Collection 1: 16 Lighthouse Road, 204 Rosewood Lane, 311 Pelican Court
Debbie Macomber Cedar Cove CD Collection 1: 16 Lighthouse Road, 204 Rosewood Lane, 311 Pelican Court
This was a real find for us. We listen to audios while travelling. I am the Macomber fan in our family (73 and a male) which is a bit unusual.

I think Macomber presents the problems of the average middle class woman in a very inciteful way. I am surprised that more males do not read her especially if either married or contemplating marriage. Every subject that might interest a woman is covered and some are pretty grim, and as a consequence they should interest men.

Ms. Macomber has a deft but no nonsense hand. She has many plots and characters that one could find just by walking in any neighborhood.

These audios are abridged which suited my wife just fine. She wanted to find out what held my interest, and this was as good a way as any. The stories and the reading is very enjoyable.
Clifford's Riddles
Clifford's Riddles
I cannot look at this book without remembering our younger daughter laughing out loud and long as she happily recounted these riddles and their funny answers while looking at the hilarious illustrations. To me, this book is the essential Clifford!
To give you a flavor for the humor, here are a few examples:
"What is black and white and red all over? Clifford dressed up as a zebra."
"What is wet and pink and holds fifty cans of dog food? Clifford's tongue."<P...>As you can see, the lines themselves wouldn't crack up too many people. Add the illustrations though, and suddenly the laughter explodes!
In the case of our daughter, this led her to constantly seek out similar books at higher and higher reading levels as she got older. Few of the books she read as a child helped establish a long-term reading pattern as well as this one did.
After you finish enjoying this story, I suggest that you extend the fun by making up your own Clifford riddles and drawing illustrations for them.
Where do you write about Clifford? A big red play pen.
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice
I must be honest, Dale Midkiff is one of my all-time favorite actors and that's why I bought this DVD. That fact aside, I did enjoy the movie; Midkiff is great as Steve Carella and he & Joe Pantoliano work well together. My favorite scenes are the ones w/ Carella & his deaf girlfriend Teddy, they're sweet together--wish I could remember the actress's name, she's cute and plays her role well. This is a dark movie, in lighting as well as subject matter but the good thing about that for me, is that, even though it's violent, more is implied than actually shown. I do like action movies and there's plenty in this one but I don't like a lot of blood & gore. You know from the dialogue and the acting just what's happened and not seeing the violence carried out doesn't in any way detract from the suspence. One scene has "Teddy" being pursued by a muderer wielding a straight-razor, she does escape & inform Corella of the encounter. I don't want to give too much away, but if you're a fan of cop dramas, you should like this one.
Río sagrado (Novela (Duomo)) (Spanish Edition)
Río sagrado (Novela (Duomo)) (Spanish Edition)
ANTIGUO EGIPTO,TIERRA DE LOS FARAONES.-EN LA CIUDAD DE TEBAS,DURANTE EL FESTIVAL DE OSIRIS ,LA GENTE SE REUNE PARA RENDIR HOMENAJE A SU REY.-TAITA,ASTUTO ESCLAVO EUNUCO, VE EN EL TAN SOLO UN SIMBOLO DE LA DECADENCIA DEL REINO.-
LOSTRIS,JOVEN BELLA Y NOBLE, ESTA DESTINADA A DESPOSAR AL FARAON.-TAUNUS,APUESTO OFICIAL,HA JURADO VENGAR LA MUERTE DE SU PADRE Y LLEVARSE A LOSTRIS COMO BOTIN.-LOS TRES COMPARTEN UN SUEÑO: RESTAURAR LA MAJESTAD DEL FARAON DE FARAONES A ORILLAS DEL RESPLANDECIENTE NILO.-UNA TRAVESIA EPICA.-UNA NOVELA PLENA DE DRAMA ,MISTERIO Y VIOLENCIA,AMBIENTADA EN UN PASADO REMOTO DONDE LA HISTORIA SE CONFUNDE CON LA LEYENDA.-
The Humorous Side of Erskine Caldwell
The Humorous Side of Erskine Caldwell
Several years after Tobacco Road was published, Erskine Caldwell's novels were still generally considered attempts to create a realistic picture of life in the backlands of Georgia. And in somewhat the same way, it was commonly assumed that he was writing autobiographically. He plainly knew Tobacco Road intimately, for he pictured those sagging, weather-beaten cabins with the familiarity that comes from a youthful saturation with a scene, rather than from an adult study of it. And he reproduced the strange and picturesque speech of such characters as Jeeter Lester and Ty Ty Walden with complete mystery.
Angélique - tome 4 Indomptable Angélique (ARCHIP.LITT.FIC) (French Edition)
Angélique - tome 4 Indomptable Angélique (ARCHIP.LITT.FIC) (French Edition)
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The Day of Disaster (Department Z Book 18)
The Day of Disaster (Department Z Book 18)
A barefoot refugee from war-torn France
A equally barefoot heiress found hanging in a secret agent's flat
War maneuvers being held in southern England
Change of leadership of the Secret Service
A nurse in the wrong place at the wrong time

All these pieces and a few more are knitted together into a taut thriller set in the middle years of World War II...

John Creasey wrote over 700 books using over 25 different names to prevent, as he claimed his publishers said, dominating the entire letter C on the book shelves....

This book is one of the middle books of the Gordon Craigie - Department Z series. The main characters have become established but keep changing as life occurs to them during the series. The book can easily be read independently from the rest of the series with no loss of enjoyment as the author lightly touches any earlier events and relationships to bring the new reader into the back story.

It is a bit overdone at the end, but that's the writing style of the time and the author's style changes with the sensibilities of his audience over the years.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Illustrated [Kindle in Motion]: The Illustrated Edition (Illustrated Harry Potter Book 1)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Illustrated [Kindle in Motion]: The Illustrated Edition (Illustrated Harry Potter Book 1)
SPECIAL NOTE: For U.S. customers purchasing the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, you will notice the text has NOT been converted to the "Americanized" version of the original U.S. releases (with the exception of changing all "Philosopher's Stone" mentions to "Sorcerer's Stone"). So far, I have noticed the following: (EU/US) dialling / dialing; Shan't! / Won't!; sherbet lemon / lemon drop; motorbike / motorcycle; and dustbin / trashcan. For many purists of the series who never liked the idea of modifying the original text for an American audience, this is a good thing. Good or bad is naturally for each reader to decide--just know, if you plan to read the books while listening to Jim Dale's audiobooks, you'll notice a few superficial differences.

The quality of this new illustrated edition is phenomenal. I've been excited about the release of this book since it was announced, but I never expected the book as a whole to be so well crafted.

A couple of things to note:
1. Underneath the book jacket, the novel is bound in a sturdy red hardback with gold lettering on the spine.
2. The paper is thick with an eggshell glossy finish.
3. All chapter intros are illustrated.
4. Some images take up full pages or multiple pages. Most illustrations share the page with text.
5. Every inch of the book is illustrated or decorated in some fashion. There are NO white pages in the book. Even the pages without large illustrations have the paper printed and marked with ink blots or paper "stains".

I would highly recommend this for anyone looking to read the series (again, or for the first time), especially if you plan to read this with someone younger. If this book is a demonstration of what is to come with the illustrated editions for the rest of the series, we're all in for six more impeccable treats.
Gary Numan: The Untold Story
Gary Numan: The Untold Story
30 pages of text that is all common knowledge - hardly an intold story followed by 60-plus pages of black and white photos without any explanations.
Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Leadership
Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Leadership
"I doubt that many evangelical leaders would say `It doesn't matter how the U.S. government is structured as long as there is some form of leadership.' Yet, that is precisely what I have heard some evangelical leaders say." (102)

The fact is, many people in the church today do not think about church leadership. As long as something is in place, as long as the church is headed in the right direction, that is good enough. Alexander Strauch has written Biblical Eldership to reveal the truth about church leadership, plainly revealed in God's Word.

Part One defines what Biblical eldership is. "According to the New Testament concept of eldership, elders lead the church, teach and preach the Word, protect the church from false teachers, exhort and admonish the saints in sound doctrine, visit the sick and pray, and judge doctrinal issues. In biblical terminology, elders shepherd, oversee, lead, and care for the local church." (16)

Strauch covers Pastoral Leadership, Shared Leadership, Male Leadership, Qualified Leadership, and Servant Leadership each in a separate chapter. Each chapter is thorough, easy to read, and back up with scripture references throughout.

Part Two is a defense of Biblical Eldership. The average church member is not interested in the leadership structure in the church, but it is hugely important. As Strauch says, the structure of church government will help determine how people think and act in the church. In my experience, people just don't want to talk about eldership for one reason or another, choosing to focus on the "more important" issues. However, "the New Testament offers more instruction regarding elders than on other important church subjects such as the Lord's Supper, the Lord's Day, baptism, or the spiritual gifts." (103)

Obviously, eldership is hugely important in Scripture and needs to be carefully considered by every local church.

Part Three serves as the exposition of Scripture on eldership. It essentially covers the same material as Parts One and Two, but expositionally instead of topically.

Part Four includes two short chapters, one on the appointment of elders and one on the relationship with elders and their congregation.

Biblical Eldership is a great book that covers an underserved area of theology and should serve as an example for other Christian authors who want to cover church topics. It is Biblical, thorough, and well written. Highly recommended for all readers interested in Biblical leadership in the church.
VicTsing mm057 2.4G Wireless Portable Mobile Mouse Optical Mice with USB Receiver, 5 Adjustable DPI Levels, 6 Buttons for Notebook, PC, Laptop, Computer, MacBook (Gray)
VicTsing mm057 2.4G Wireless Portable Mobile Mouse Optical Mice with USB Receiver, 5 Adjustable DPI Levels, 6 Buttons for Notebook, PC, Laptop, Computer, MacBook (Gray)
Being one of the only IT guys in the family and among my group of friends; I often get asked questions on what are good tech products, after all some of these items are usually expensive and no one likes wasting money. With the past holiday season, I helped pick out laptops for nieces and nephews for school, gaming laptops for the friends, a custom made pc, and a slick new Macbook Pro. With all these new systems being bought, everyone’s next question is “What accessories should I purchase??”, I always suggest that anyone buying a laptop at least get a wireless mouse.

I have used wireless mice for years; there are great mice, good mice, and downright awful mice. Most of the choices out there on the market are going to be based on what you personally like, what feels good to you, and what functions well. I do a fair amount of travel for work and I have certain criteria for equipment to make it into my travel bag; after all I will be carrying that equipment around the airport from anywhere between 6-12 hours, so no junk allowed!!

For a wireless mouse I look for the following:
• Use on any surface laser
• Skids that slide well with ease on multiple surfaces
• Long term battery life
• Small USB receiver
• Comfort and size
• And above all else PRICE

The VicTsing MM057 checks off all of my criteria and more! On top of having all the features I require from above it also has:
• six (6) buttons, two of which are custom programmable which means you can make them do whatever you’d like!!
• On the Fly Adjustable DPI – this means you can adjust the sensitivity whenever you’d like, which is great if you like to play video games, this feature can come in handy.
• 2.4GHz wireless with a 15-foot reach, so you can easily use this for a media center pc while sitting comfortably on the sofa.

VicTsing got it right with the MM057, it is super comfortable in the hand, it’s large enough to provide good support to help prevent hand fatigue, and groves for your thumb and ring and pinky fingers (sorry lefties this is right handed only), it has a really soft rubber coating, smooth gliding action, and an ultra crisp scrolling wheel and button clicks. I tested the MM057 on PC and Mac, it was plug and play on both, which means you will be using your new mouse in seconds. I like to carry my laptop around with me throughout the day and the MM057 worked on every surface I put it on which allowed me to be truly mobile and move about how I wanted without having to carry around a mouse pad and worry about a flat surface, the MM057 will work on your jeans just fine if you are so inclined.
Another major plus is using a single AA battery as the power source, not only are these more common to find around the office/home than AAA but in my experience the AA tend to last longer in mice and you only need one versus the two you would usually need for AAA. There is convenient storage for the Micro USB receiver on the bottom of the mouse, so if you choose to unplug the receiver there is a safe place to store it so it does not get lost. The adaptor is a great size, it is slim-line enough to leave plugged in all the time, even when you need to carry your laptop around in your bag or briefcase without fear of it breaking off.

This is one of my favorite mice; I give it 5 out of 5 because it deserves it. It is a great mouse for a great price. I recommend them to friends and family, and VicTsing stands behind their products with a 12-month warranty. Buy with confidence, great product, great price, and fast shipping.
SOTOGO 14 Pieces Walking Animal Balloons Pet Dog Balloons Dog Balloon Air Walkers, Kids Gift Birthday Party Décor
SOTOGO 14 Pieces Walking Animal Balloons Pet Dog Balloons Dog Balloon Air Walkers, Kids Gift Birthday Party Décor
I thought these would be fun to brighten up the covid atmosphere for my daughter who wasn’t able to have a birthday party. I bought these balloons since some reviewers stated the dogs can still walk with regular air blown in the balloons. However that is not true. You can blow them up with your breath and they will stand if you don’t move them. If you try to walk them they go on their side and slide instead. You need the helium if you really want to walk the dog. I took mine to a local vons florist department to get them blown. They only lasted two days before they slowly started to deflate. I am not sure if that was due to the florists fault or not but they were all like that. We were disappointed that the helium didn’t last long. The one I did blow up myself with the straw actually outlasted the helium from the florist. I wished the helium would have stayed in longer.
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (English Subtitled)
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (English Subtitled)
Writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay's beloved fictional Bengali detective, Byomkesh Bakshy, has been adapted to cinema so many times, what's one more for the road? Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is director Dibakar Banerjee's baby, and it's mostly an engrossing if leisurely watch. In inhabiting the celebrated "satyanweshi" (translation: seeker of truth), as Byomkesh was wont to style himself, actor Sushant Singh Rajput affects Byomkesh's trademark unibrow look. Genetics had already given him the lean and lanky build.

As the film opens, everyone in the neighborhood knows Byomkesh Bakshy, never mind that he's yet to make his mark. It's 1943 in Calcutta, a town imperiled daily by the great global war. At the India-Burma border, the Japanese army is itching to overrun Calcutta. Within the border, the downtrodden people chafe under their British overlords and hunker down when the air raid sirens wail away. Within the border, the Chinese Green Gang operates its opium dens. Lives are cheap.

Byomkesh Bakshy, poor fellow, is fresh out of college and doesn't present much in the way of prospects. His darling Leela has just rebuffed him to marry a well-established chemist. So why not take on that missing persons case he'd rejected earlier in the day? His client is Ajit Banerjee (Anand Tiwari) whose father vanished two months ago. Those aware of Byomkesh Bakshy's mythology recognize Ajit for the eventual sidekick he'd become to Byomkesh, and his Boswell, as well. For now, there is understated resentment between them. Maybe Byomkesh shouldn't have conjectured out loud that Ajit's dad may have run off with some wench. He may have deserved Ajit's resounding slap.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is as slick a period production as any the mighty Yash Raj Films has taken on. I'm no historian of India, but seems to me that this movie, presenting an entirely impeccable mise en scène, captures the zeitgeist of pre-Independence Calcutta circa 1940s. I was instantly immersed in the tumult and grit and grime and disposition of 1943 Calcutta.

Why then ruin the ambiance with an unruly, anachronistic heavy metal soundtrack?

It's a tightly-woven mystery, but, omigosh, so many moving parts to it. You really have to pay attention. You must power thru the draggy bits. The plot observes the nucleus of how a whodunit is constructed. The dogged pursuit, the school of red herrings, the gathering of suspects in the drawing room for the grand denouement. For red-blooded viewers like you and me, the movie occasionally splatters blood on the screen, treats us to abrupt acts of savagery, lest we forget that war-torn Calcutta was far from a peaceful haven.

I wasn't sure what to make of our champion at first. He starts out not being so impressive. But, shortly after, he begins piecing things together, uttering these self-assured deductions, merely by having observed some minor detail or catching some person's throwaway remark. Byomkesh has enough of these eruptions of clarity that I got hooked into his character. He's a bold hombre, too. Seeking truths, he doesn't hesitate to impersonate a police officer. Later, he gets even bolder.

One think I wish that were done: I wish there'd been a definitive scene in which Byomkesh is tormented by the fact that it's his persistence that triggers the deaths of those around him. I think there were scenes that did touch on Byomkesh's feeling guilt, but they were more ambiguous than unequivocal. Hey, it would've been an interesting character note. I'm pretty sure he felt bad about it.

A sultry seductress. A terrifying bogeyman. A dangerous wartime conspiracy. Some fun with betel leaves. Blackmail! Disguises! Poisoning! Murder! A girl showing *gasp* forbidden skin! Death metal music! Thru it all, Byomkesh Bakshy presses on, unibrow furrowed mightily as he closes in on the culprit. If you relish Bollywood noir, if you prefer your Hindi cinema atmospheric and absent of musical interludes, if you get stoked when the hero stages a clever, last-minute bit of trickeration to nail a cunning arch-criminal... snag this movie. Divya Menon is simply lovely as Byomkesh's reticent love interest, but you know who should've played her? Kajol. Think about it. Never mind.
Joan
Joan
The other reviewers are RIGHT ON! to say (in so many words) that this album is truly a masterpiece. I think E.A. Poe would have approved of his poetry being put to music such as this (i.e. "Anabelle Lee")! And if your rational side didn't bring you to the realization of how insane the Vietnam war was, "Saigon Bride" would surely make your emotional side realize it. The depth of feeling of this album is incredible! However as a side note, one reviewer's comment that Pete Seeger was a member of the group Peter, Paul and Mary is incorrect. It's true that they made a hit with Seeger's "If I Had a Hammer" (see [...]) but he wasn't actually a member of their group. That was another Peter.
Acer Aspire 5 A515-55-56VK, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display, 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1, 8GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD, WiFi 6, HD Webcam, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 Home
Acer Aspire 5 A515-55-56VK, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display, 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1, 8GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD, WiFi 6, HD Webcam, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 Home
I haven't seen many reviews for this particular CPU/model. I have been using this laptop to work from home for about a week now, which means I keep it plugged in on my desk and on for 8+ hours a day while I work with spreadsheets and email clients. Numerous reviews for the i5-10210 CPU mentioned the terrible fan noise and low sound quality, but I haven't experienced either of those issues with i5-1035G1. The fan does turn on sometimes when I'm not heavily using the laptop, but it doesn't stay on long and it's not very loud. I play workout videos on the laptop and am very pleased with sound and video quality. For reference, I had an i3 Asus laptop for nine years before getting this one, so my standards are kind of low because my old one was so much heavier, clunkier, slower, etc. Nevertheless, this seems fantastic for what I need it to do, which is mainly to facilitate my work-from-home experience. Since it has only been a week my experience is limited, so if anything goes catastrophically wrong I will update my review. Fingers crossed...

**EDIT**November 18, 2020: Still a great laptop. No issues!
star wars trilogía Original colección Rabe figura de acción
star wars trilogía Original colección Rabe figura de acción
Really cool figure. It's hard to find anything for the handmaidens of naboo. And while the costume is amazing and the paint is perfect, the face mold/paint is a little garish. Bright red lips where the handmaidens barely wore makeup, and undefined eye sculpt (at least on mine). But don't let that deter you! Like I said it's hard to find anything about the handmaidens, so this is a super cool find!
Smiling 3 pack Screen Protector for iPhone 12 pro max 6.7inch, Premium HD Clarity, Tempered Glass Screen Protector Easy Installation Alignment,Anti-Scratch,Bubble Free,Case-friendly screen protector
Smiling 3 pack Screen Protector for iPhone 12 pro max 6.7inch, Premium HD Clarity, Tempered Glass Screen Protector Easy Installation Alignment,Anti-Scratch,Bubble Free,Case-friendly screen protector
I upgrade my iPhone every year, and always get a cheap screen protector on Amazon. This protector is definitely the best one I’ve bought so far. It feels no different from the actual screen itself, and isn’t noticeable in the slightest (especially with a case). There is no need to spend a fortune on a Zagg protector, or spend ANY amount more for any others (unless you want one of those privacy ones).

Honestly, those giving it a bad review just aren’t applying it the right way.

Aside from its amazing value, they give you a fantastic kit to apply the screen protector, and give you two extras on top of it. It comes with wet wipes, cleaning wipes, dust stickers, and an application case for easy placement.

To clean the screen, first place the plastic guide on the phone. After this, use the wet wipe, then dry wipe, and then the dust sticker.

Lastly, place the screen protector down on the screen. Naturally, there will be bubbles. I keep a little rubber squeegee in my desk that easily pushes them out — I’m sure you can find one on Amazon for cheap, although it’s not necessary (has come in handy multiple times though). If you down have one, use a credit card.

My only concern is with the 9H hardness — I’m really curious as to how strong this protector ACTUALLY is. Maybe I’ll put it to the test one of these days, but overall, a great protector.
The Mud House
The Mud House
What a great book, so funny and so clever .
A group of friends deciding to build a house with Mud Bricks these were researched through many books.then they had to find a block to build on which they eventually did. Then the trial and error of getting the mud brick mix right
All written with lots of humour. GREAT
Hawkins Pressure Cooker Repair Kit (KIT5L)
Hawkins Pressure Cooker Repair Kit (KIT5L)
While the product itself is original Hawkins and good quality, Cloudtail sent me a used/sent product.
The plastic casing was open partially, spanner and safety valve were out of their compartments, and the spanner seems to have been heavily used before .. heavy scratch marks.
Incidently, I needed only the spanner and safety valve since I have a 2 litre cooker.
The spanner does its job, and the safety value was a new one. I'd rather not go into the hassle of returning this and then waiting again for the replacement to arrive. I could get the job done with this. But .. its disappointing.
Flores de hibisco orgánicas HerbaNordPol | Egipcias | Hibiscus Premium | 1 Kg BIO | Pétalos sueltos grandes para té
Flores de hibisco orgánicas HerbaNordPol | Egipcias | Hibiscus Premium | 1 Kg BIO | Pétalos sueltos grandes para té
I've waited a while to write this review so I'd get a proper chance to 'test drive it'.
The bottom line is that this is a superb product. It makes a strong, full flavoured, vividly coloured (but non-staining) drink. It's well worth leaving a decent time to brew in order to get a really complex, fully flavoured drink. In fact i often ad hot (85C) water and then leave it overnight to make a very strong extract, store that in the fridge and then dilute it with hot (85C) water in my cup.
The 'elephant' in the room is the description 'whole flowers'. I think that there has been a 'lost in translation' moment here and what is meant is 'whole petals'. For the substantial resealable bag is full of whole petals that are of very high quality - plus you can see that there is no dust / fragments.
So, yes, can highly recommend.

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