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#TheGreatAwakening #Books / #Videos
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Download FREE Behold The Pale Horse by Milton William Cooper: archive.org/details/behold…
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THREAD 1/7 #readercommunity

#Readers who justify #bookpiracy because THEY are poor i.e can buy the latest tech, fashions, daily coffees but cannot 'afford' books, we need to have a talk, and #RealityCheck ...
1. Those who download from #pirate sites wouldn't buy the book anyway.

To justify theft by saying that the thief wouldn't pay for what they stole is ridiculous. Clearly, they wanted the product but didn't think it was 'worth' $4 because they can steal it without consequences.
2. Authors earn lots of money, they're just being greedy.

In the latest @ALCS_UK research "“The median annual income of a professional author is £10,500 (US$11,300), which is well below the minimum wage."

1% of authors earn huge sums, most of us barely scrape a living.
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“The Richest Man in Babylon” (George S. Clason 1926), is full of financial nuggets in a collection of parables set 8,000 years ago in ancient Babylon.
The seven “cures for a lean purse” may be over 90 years old, but the principles are just as important today as they were then:

1. “Start thy purse to fattening”
Pay yourself first

2. “Control thy expenditures”
Live within your means
3. “Make thy gold multiply”
Let your money work for you

4. “Guard thy treasures from loss”
Protect your wealth
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Abro hilo con algunas lecturas -tanto texto académico como ensayo-, para empezar a entender mejor temas financieros y #monetarios. Abro con 4 clásicos contemporáneos de @GeorgeSelgin (#must). #money #libros
Otro clásico contemporáneo y quizás la mejor puerta de entrada a la materia para el lector español es "Dinero, crédito bancario y ciclos económicos" (@UnionEditorial1) de J Huerta de Soto (en inglés disponible PDF en @mises). #money #banking
La temprana Teoría del Crédito y del Dinero de L von Mises (1912), que parte de la base trabajos previos de Bhöm von Bawerk, y especialmente de "Capital & Interest" (1880s), están disponibles en PDF en @mises son los dos grandes pilates Ta moderna crédito y ciclos económicos.
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Do you think we earn this: 21st Century skills intervention & Technical/Vocational Education Intervention as #NGO in schools?
If yes:
Nominate here: tepcentre.com/awards/
Use #TeamYowamca as Name of Implementing Organisation
Email: yowamca@gmail.com
Facebook: O'star Yowamca
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I read this last night & found it so good that I read it twice & thrice & realized it’s #TooGoodNotToShare..

It’s Beautifully written and worth a read for understanding what life is all about..

A man who has gone out of his town comes back and finds that his house is on fire.
It was one of the most beautiful houses in the town, and the man loved the house the most!

Many people were ready to give double price for the house, but he had never agreed for any price and now it is just burning before his eyes.
And thousands of people have gathered, but nothing can be done, the fire has spread so far that even if you try to put it out, nothing will be saved.

He becomes very sad and tears start rolling down his eyes 👀
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Book 5: Be Here Now. Remember. by Baba Ram Dass
A powerful Bluebook which reminds that whatever there is to life, it is in HERE and NOW.
30+ odd tweets 📚🧵 #books #BeHereNow #RamDass #NeemKaroliBaba
1. The Book is divided into 3 parts
The Journey: of How Dr. Richard Alpert transformed to Baba Ram Dass
From Bindu to Ojas: The Core Book
CookBook of Sacred Life: A Manual for a conscious being.
2. A Cult is a shared system of belief. What a cult do is intensifies one’s expectations.
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I have cited AO3's taxonomy and archiving systems as models at academic linguistics conferences because they are IMPRESSIVE as usable, durable, well-designed systems, and frankly academia could stand to learn from fandom here
Here's an example: rights transfer and orphaning

Academic archives are patchy when the original depositor of the data dies or doesn't want to be responsible for it anymore. AO3 has a whole system in place to transfer fic to another user or leave it up without your name attached
I was literally at a conference a few years ago when an academic was like "oh yeah we just don't know how to deal with rights transfer at our archive" and I pulled up AO3's orphaning policy as a model
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"Historic Temples In Pakistan: A Call to Conscience", by Reema Abbasi, Madiha Aijaz, Jawed Naqvi
"Historic Temples in Pakistan makes a case for keeping ancient emblems of faith alive and for pluralism in a land of irony besieged by unpalatable extremism."
amzn.to/2Cy2Lms
"Purifying the Land of the Pure -A History of Pakistan's Religious Minorities", by Farahnaz Ispahani
"This revised edition, including a new preface & a new chapter, brings the story of the persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan up to date."
amzn.to/2CD04Qy #books
"Fallen Angel: The Making and Unmaking of Rajat Gupta", by Sandipan Deb
amzn.to/2OpbFr2
(free via Kindle Unlimited: amzn.to/2CG1hX6) #books
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A heads up to fellow #writers out there, regardless of genre.

You might have heard about #CopyPasteCris. Something that's come to light, or rather been finally spotlighted after some readers & others raised hell that we all need to be aware of AND ACT ON. shilohwalker.com/website/2019/0…
Scammers are buying proliferating on the #KindleUnlimited platform which hurts all authors whether they use @AmazonKDP or not, whether you're traditionally published, with a small press or go the indie route.
These people are literally SELLING & RESELLING manuscripts & copyright only to repackage, recover & release as a brand new book under another author's name (with a shiny, new fake copyright, too). This is deceptive as hell. @AmazonKDP @Amazonhelp has been notified to no avail.
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Kumbh Calling. Will be at Kumbh for the first time in life, traveling solo so no chance of getting lost, but let's see what I find & what finds me. If you are in #prayagrajkumbh for next 4 days, connect on. #travel #KumbhMela #kumbh
My Kumbh journey begins with Triveni Arti - live music, everyone singing along #travel #kumbhmela #Prayagraj
Baba Munna Giri of Ramanandi Juna Akhara, who lives on a 2.5 X 3 feet asana, even sleeps on that. A dhuni is always next to him. #travel #kumbh #prayagrajkumbh
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Thread: Books about #Lahore city, culture, heritage and history
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Inspired by @BillGates, I made a resolution in the beginning of 2018 that I'll read 53 books in the whole year, averaging a book per week. As 2018 ends, I am happy to share that I could meet my target, and hence made this year intellectually stimulating and unforgettable for me.
In addition to my personal preferences, my reading list is influenced by the likes of @rammadhavbjp, @bibekdebroy, @HindolSengupta, @BillGates and @PandaJay. I read the following books this year:
1) The Bitcoin Standard by @saifedean
2) Our Time has Come by @AyresAlyssa
3) China's India War by Bertil Linter
4) Skin in the Game by @nntaleb
5) Factfullness by @OlaRosling et al
6) Enlightenment Now by @sapinker
7) The Future of Humanity by @michiokaku
8) Adi Shankaracharya by @PavanK_Varma
9) Directorate S by @SteveCollNY
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2018, I read 18 solid books ! I already have at least 10 books lined up for 2019. I shall share the titles soon. #books #bookslover #BookWorm
Okay, here is my 2019 reading list, perhaps for the first half of the year.
1. Messenger: Sydney Elton and the making of Penticostalism in Nigeria by @AyodejiAbodunde
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Here's a thread about the books I read this year!

#reading #books #libraries #readingrainbow
1. "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff. Yes, I hate-read this book in a matter of days. Problematically, Bannon comes across as an articulate, insightful source and not an arch nationalist parasite. Will Wolff's depiction be hagiography in the future?
2. "The Invention of the White Race, Volume 1: Racial Oppression and Social Control" and "The Invention of the White Race, Volume 2: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America" by Theodore Allen. Who knew how important Bacon's Rebellion (1676) was to the history of racism?
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My novel #TailoftheBlueBird has a fictional #Kenyan character called #Gawana who has run away from home to escape #British brutality. He's a vital sub character for me, but I'm often asked by Euro-readers who notice him: how is that possible? Nothing bad happened in Kenya! Well..
You can read more about things like the #DilutionTechnique used by the Brits to 'subdue' the #Kikuyu in this @guardian piece: theguardian.com/news/2016/aug/… Other sources reveal varied sexual assaults, which echo in my story Scotch Bonnets from #TheCityWillLoveYou. Writers hide research
Writers hide a whole lot of research, but it's those snippets from history that add ballast to our work. It's why I always say a book is the beginning of a conversation (more on that later) and as readers we can always do more. In fact I think I love being a reader more... #books
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'Tis the season to peddle our wares, so I just updated my "stuff to buy" webpage to include links to my books Whipping Girl (now in audiobook!), Excluded, and Outspoken! plus a special opportunity to purchase a *signed copy* of Outspoken – check it out!
juliaserano.com/buystuff.html
I know people are most familiar with my first book #WhippingGirl – it is now in 2nd edition, with a new Preface! plus it is newly available in audiobook (with me reading) – here's the link for that version:
amazon.com/Whipping-Girl-… #transgender #trans #feminism #LGBTQ #books
if you're interested in my takes on intersectionality, call-out culture, how prejudice works, how to improve activism, plus biphobia, "gender performance", Nature-versus-Nurture debates, "end of gender" arguments, +more, then you should check out Excluded! tinyurl.com/jl8t932
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The book that introduced me to Lila Bard #30DayBookChallenge - Favourite book in a series
Day 2 #30DayBookChallenge
Favourite book by favourite author
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Get a #free copy of Her Deepest Fear here: dl.bookfunnel.com/loxztdnaaq
Hopefully the Amazon glitch will be fixed soon!
#books #reading #suspense
There's an #Amazon glitch. @Regan Black's final book in the Breakdown series WHAT SHE KNEW and her short read, TRUST NO ONE and my Her Deepest Fear were caught up in it and can't be bought so I'm giving away Her Deepest Fear to hold readers over. dl.bookfunnel.com/loxztdnaaq #reading
@PeggyWebbAuthor 's Just One Look is snagged up in the glitch also! Hold tight, readers. They're working on it! #kindle #amazon
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प्रणाम - रघु राम की नगरी अयोध्या से।

#travel #Ayodhya
Journey of #Ayodhya begins with Litti Chokha at Guptaar Ghat #travel #vegetarian #incredibleindia
Sri Ram Paduka at Guptargarhi or Chakrahari Tirth at #Ayodhya #travel #indology
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18. The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can't Do. Edward Tenner (@edward_tenner). #my2018reading #books 1/9
The book is an exploration of technology-enabled efficiency and the many ways that seeking short-term efficiency undermines innovation and, in the long run, efficiency itself. 2/9
Following a similar path to that in earlier work on unintended consequences of tech, Ed reaches the same conclusion as @timoreilly & others: that the best future lies in using technology to augment human abilities, not replace them. 3/9
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The BBC Believes You Only Read 6 of These #Books...How many have you read? bit.ly/2F1jWvB Many have read "To Kill a Mockingbird", but how many have read Emile Zola's "Germinal"?
On a literary basis, at the very least, my @Twitter community rocks! Evidence - tweeted and otherwise - suggests my friends and followers here are "far above average", across many walks of life...
One of the pleasures of @Twitter (sprinkled betwixt the challenges!) is discovering how diverse and inspiring this global community continues to be. Thank you for that! Hoping your weekends give you a moment to curl up with a good book! :)
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1/ Manu (The progenitor of Humankind)
All different races of Mankind are derived from Manu and Shradha. The current Manu is Vaivasvata Manu.
2/ The word Manu literary means man but it is a title given to the progenitor of mankind. According to Hindu Puranas there are many kalpas (One day of Lord Brahma the creator) and each Kalpa has 14 manvantara and each manvatara has one manu. So basically each Kalpa has 14 Manus.
3/ The current manu of the present manvantara is Shraddhadeva or Vaivasvata Manu of this current Kalpa. He is the son of Vivasvat (Probably Surya) and is therefore also known as Manu-vaivasvata.
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