Max Ehrmann, "Desiderata" Poem Animation

December 25, 2009

Heres a virtual movie of the American poet Max Ehrmann reading his exquisite inspirational poem "Desiderata" (from Latin: "desired things") .. The poem is read definitively by the brilliantly talented YouTuber David Buchalter doctoral student at the University of Arizona. It focuses on medieval and early modern English literature, especially Chaucer and Shakespeare, maintains, and has a very nice voice for poetry. Its very interesting channel for its music and poetry, etc etc can …


Michael Dowd – Air date: 08-19-08

December 25, 2009

The Making of an evangelist Evolutionary Michael summa cum laude from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri (with the Assemblies of God belongs), where he received a BA in biblical studies and philosophy. He graduated with honors from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Seminary) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (with the American Baptist Church-related), where he completed a Master of Divinity degree. Rev. Dowd

"Because people die," Jane Goldberg interviews Ted Rockwell

December 25, 2009

Foundation, and the first Lifetime Contribution Award, now known as Rockwell Award, by the American Nuclear Society. One of his patents has drawn out in a selection of [27] landmark U.S. atomic energy patents from all the patents to this day. He was the only non-medical member of the Advisory Group for the National Artificial Heart Program (1966) and a member of the Advisory Council, Princeton University Department of Chemical Engineering (1966-72). From 1965 to 1968 he was …

History of British Military Uniforms

December 25, 2009

The color red was the standard color by the first permanent regiment of the British Army, the Yeoman of the Guard, the Beefeaters, during the reign of Henry VIII passed. In 1645 the color was adopted when the first permanent army was raised. Red was not used to hide the blood stains. Rather, each army has certain colors than their national colors. French soldiers more likely to wear blue, Russians wore green, the British wore red.

With the infantry with a luminousred color, were crossbelts white and shiny brass, they are not easier to achieve goals? But in the 1860's tactics were very different from those used today. Before 1866 were British Longarm muzzle-loading weapons. To load these weapons to a soldier in need:

1) sustained load a cargo of gunpowder and ball down into the muzzle.

Received 2), very close to the enemy to beat them, because of the inaccuracy of the musket.

3) are closely related to VolleyballFire.

It was a lot of bullets, which count, not camouflage.

By 1867, however, were war and the times are changing. With the advent of the closure load guns to the British army in 1866, the
Quality of small arms has changed considerably. Faster rates of fire,
a much more accurate weapon that could be loaded into the prone position, sat down slowly in the tactical doctrine of the Army change. The change in tactics was not as fast as he could have been becauseduring the last half of the 1800s, the British army not to fight a modern army equipped similarly. In essence, the tactics were those that make sense with the older type of firearms, yet to develop the tactics to take advantage of the newer weapons.

It was surprising that recently, the lessons of the new weapons
shown in the American Civil War (1861 – 1865), which is not absorbed by the British. Although most European nations had observers on both sides,Lessons learned have, would have been dismissed because it was felt that this war was an isolated case of a geography determined differently than all of Europe. In addition, it was considered an "unseemly brawl between undisciplined armies."

It was not until late in the 1800s that a khaki uniform was issued to recognize the British army, finally, that drab colored camouflage uniforms, improved in response to precise, fast firing weapons with smokeless gunpowder. Again tactics satResidue and it was the carnage of World War I to convince the authorities that there is an obligation to provide coverage of, and remain hidden, to find standing in battle formation, in contrast to.

Women's Uniform

Women of the crew had a uniform, but less legitimate one, that the class structure and social order of the time of exposure. The wives of the men in the ranks wore a simple cotton dress with apron and a hair part called "frost." Her shoes were plain leather made commonthe period. It was worn in sharp contrast to the more ornate dress of the wife of an officer, in accordance with its status as a citizen of the upper class.

Similarly, the civilians had to bear by the army in 1867, employed their own kind of clothes that determines their role within the army. The teacher wore a black knee-length coat, while the teacher a skirt, blouse and jacket cut, worn in a style known as "Zouave" jacket, similar to the uniforms of the "Zouave" units contributedserved in the American Civil War.

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Slavoj Zizek, Judith Butler and Larry Rickels. Psychoanalysis. 2006 2 / 3

December 24, 2009

in Honor of Richard Exner. Königshausen Neumann, The Case of California. Reprinted with the University of Minnesota Press, Gottfried Keller, youth dramas. Ammann Verlag, looking for Nietzsche. State University of New York Press, iVoice Over: On Technology, Substance 61, The unbetrauerbare death. Edition passages, and aberrations of mourning: Writing on German Crypts. Wayne State University Press, 1988. … Slavoj Zizek, Judith Butler, Larry Rickels Lacan EGS European Graduate School …

Katyal on Medellin v. Texas

December 24, 2009

Neal Katyal, John Carroll Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, the international criminal law / executive in Medellin v. Texas. On 26 September 2007, the American Constitution Society hosted a panel discussion at the National Press Club at which leading scholars and practitioners offered their insights on the life of the Supreme Court that, on 1 Opened in October. They discussed the most important cases the Court's docket and suggested areas, given the great attention is drawn as to …

Latin Pulse: Colombia and rescue the hostages

December 24, 2009

American Studies. Previously, he taught and served as managing director of Latin American Studies program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and earlier as deputy director of the Institute of Latin American and Iberian Studies at Columbia University. He also worked for many years as a professor at the University of Los Andes and Universidad Nacional de Colombia, both in Bogotá, and was a Visiting Professor / Researcher at FLACSO-Ecuador in Quito …

BZ Contemporary Class – Mike Esperanza – Solo

December 23, 2009

on the stage. His works have been commissioned by OCHSA, Mt SAC, Saddleback College, Santa Ana College, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, Chapman University and Loyola Marymount University in order. In 2004 his play "Cell" has been selected to run at the national gala of America's College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC in 2005 took place, Mike was presented with the "Dance: Creation for Performance" by Dance / grant U.S. and …

Podesta's Opening Remarks

December 23, 2009

Our national security, economic security and stability of the environment need to change a, how we produce and use energy in America. We must become more efficient in our use of energy. We know that the status quo brings higher energy costs to go stagnant job, vast sums of money abroad, and the destruction of the environment. We need to invest in clean and renewable energies. There are economic advantages for investment in clean energy. We can not, do fall behind the rest of the world. …

Book Review on War of Words – Language, Politics and 9-11

December 23, 2009

• Book details:

Author: Sandra Silberstein

Paperback: 197

Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Place of Publication: London

Publication Year: 2002

Language: English

ASIN: B000OT8284

Price: USD $ 22.95

• About the author:

Sandra Silberstein is Professor of English at the University of Washington, Seattle. So far it has on women and language, the choice of reading and technology and focusedResources in teaching reading through most of their books.

• Book Analysis:

The book "War of Words" is 197 pages long, divided into 8 chapters. The introduction to the first part of the book is a comprehensive summary attached an entire book in three pages.

This book can be recommended to all whose interests are in linguistics, even those who are not experts in this matter.

Sandra Silberstein focuses on the creation of nationalTransformations, including changes in American national identity and belief in post-9/11 by illustrating some examples of the situation in the U.S. is a time of crisis point after 9 / 11 events.

the author does not go deeply into the details of the field of linguistics, and to declare they do not, as is evident in linguistics to the many records she has cited can be used to convince, but the sentences and examples of readers to continue his reading,End.

Sandra Silberstein noted in her book "A War of Words: Language, Politics and 9 / 11" to the speeches of George W. Bush in the post-9/11 only because of linguistic analysis, so it is difficult to determine their political tendency, . She tries to focus more on the words created national transformations and the new American identity in post-9/11 when everything happened. As a result, Silberstein focuses on the representation of the terrorist attacks in the speeches of the President, MediaTexts and eyewitness accounts

The most interesting part of the book is in my opinion the coverage, the implementation of many important meanings and messages. For example, a sentence means in Persian about the image of two Afghans, that Iran is a supporter of terrorism.

"It is important to consider the diction of the special atmosphere surrounding the consequences, like Sandra Silberstein, in her book" A War of Words: Language, Politics and 9 / 11 (Routledge, 2002)

The initial rhetoricArea 9 / 11 was comforting to law, allowing Americans to heal. President Bush's reassuring words were Silberstein of the words of President Roosevelt in comparison to lay on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The exercise of trying to create is both a necessity and urgency. For example, Bush said the war on terrorism: "These measures are important. But the only way to defeat, terrorism as a threat to our way of life is to stop it, eliminate it and destroy it where it grows . He was inEffect lasts for a war rally, just as Roosevelt said in 1941: "… I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. I believe I interpret the will of the people … when I say that we do not defend us only to the limit, but will ensure that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again to do. "(Dunkin, journalism after 9 / 11 review)

"This is vital reading today. At a time when hysteria is brewing beneath the surface, is Sandra Silberstein coolanalytical, highly readable – and healthy "
The Guardian, UK

• Summary:

The book's introduction is an imaginary window Silberstein, drawn, by which it shows as an applied linguist, that helped as "words a lot of things happen." (XIII) and also "how language can be used to make national policies …."( xiii)

From the introduction can be interpreted, requires that the writer feels on her shoulder, like a person born in New York to explain about the events thatoccurred on 11 September 2001 not only on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, but also affected American national identity under attack.

In the first chapter tries Sandra Silberstein, discuss in detail how to build a nation at war. To obtain their goal of a writer in the second chapter focuses on all speeches and statements by President George W. Bush made in the first moments after the terrorist attacks, changed his position as president, "the candidate with theperfect bloodlines [who came] the office under allegations that his presidency was a bastard, sired not by voters but by the courts "(p.40) to an American hero. The writer compares Bush speeches on the statements of President Roosevelt in the history of Pearl Harbor.

In chapter 3, which is the language of the book Silberstein focuses on the testimonies tried, "the role of television in the creation of September 11 stories and the establishment of socialIdentities. "(P. 61) by credit welcoming two linguistic tools:" The methodical analysis of News Discourse by Ron Scollon, the standards of the TV coverage issue, and the oral narrative structure of William Labov, the narratives observed as an eyewitness to the production of news of entertainment. "(He Xuelin, 2003)

She also stressed on skills of journalists in the definition of the events that had unfolded at Ground Zero. For example, in one of the interviews, journalistasked one witness the following questions: "Was there screaming? Was there violence? Was it scary? Are you scared?" Do you have people bleeding? " (P.79-80).

The book, in Chapter 4 also shows that, like New York to convert America (n) and Rudy Giuliani, an "America's Mayor" by exploring the rhetorical reconstruction in American culture in post-9/11.

By Chapter 5, "Selling America" and Chapter 6 "The New McCarthyism", turns the patriotism as aIssue. In the former chapter Silberstein ads analyzed in the context of the ongoing terrorist attacks, revealing that mourn in post-9/11 American people supported the government and showed their patriotism by shopping like the way lost to their fellow countrymen.

In the latter one, the author criticizes the emergence of McCarthyism, which can be exaggerating patriotism post-9/11. According to their opinion was of the ACTA, the "cultural wars" to a new level, transforming a "warthe words "to the" war on words "by the publication of 100 examples of unpleasant voices of American universities.

The next chapter is a comparative study on the ABC documentary, "The Minefield: The United States and the Muslim Word," by Peter Jennings and CNN documentary on Islam by Christiane Amanpour. Although in a former documentary Islam is a global problem, try the latter to the clashes between the two types of cultures to be avoided. "For the vast majority of Muslims, the terroristAttacks on the United States was a violation of the teachings of Islam. "(P. 155)

"Despite the claims of the militants," nothing justifies the Koran, the Islamic holy book, this kind of crime against humanity. … In fact, the Koran forbids suicide. "(P. 155)

And the final chapter, Chapter 8, deals with the new series of rhetorical transformations of the second anniversary, and then follows the march of civil discourse from New York to Baghdad. In this part of the book the authorextends to the war in Iraq and accusations against the U.S. president and former heroes for their mendacity.