The Muslim Brotherhood, or Ikhwan, has engaged in terrorism, assassinations, and anti-Western, anti-Semitic rhetoric and violence for almost a century - yet few Americans realize how powerful they really are. While we focus on al Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah, it's actually the Muslim Brotherhood, the world's oldest, most influential, and most anti-American Islamist group, that has become the preeminent voice and power in the Muslim world. Hiding behind a cloak of respectability and expensive Western suits, the Muslim Brotherhood is installing vehemently anti-American governments and power structures throughout the Middle East and the world, as we sit back and cheer for the "democracy" of the Arab Spring. In his new book, The Brotherhood: America's Next Great Enemy, Erick Stakelbeck teaches us the frightening truth about this dangerous group, from his first-hand experiences investigating the Brotherhood for eleven years, interviewing its members and visiting its mosques and enclaves. In The Brotherhood, Stakelbeck: Reveals how the Obama administration has put the Brotherhood on the threshold of power at every turn Examines the alarming ramifications for America, Europe, and Israel of the Brotherhood's rapid rise Warns against the West's-particularly the Left's-shortsighted, naïve, and deadly embrace of the Ikhwan and Traces the group from its violent roots to its current strategy of "stealth jihad" With Middle Eastern unrest only growing hotter, and saber-rattling at the West only growing louder, the Muslim Brotherhood's growing global clout will remain on the front burner of American national security challenges. Revealing and disconcerting, The Brotherhood is a must-listen for every American hoping to remain in a free America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/003255/bk_tant_003255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, President Obama reminds us that he intends to end combat operations in Iraq by August 31, 2010 as we spend this hour surveying just what the troops are coming home to, and what it has all meant. Major Steve Beck is a Marine Casualty Notification Officer. Journalist Jim Sheeler wrote his book, Final Salute, about him. Sheeler tells Anne Strainchamps that a Marine family's worst fear is seeing Major Beck at their door. Next, Iraq War veteran Sergeant John McCary reads an e-mail he sent his family in 2004 about the brutal nature of the insurgency. Then, Kyle Haussmann-Stokes, like many returning Iraq War veterans, struggled alone with his PTSD. Eventually he got help and made a film called Now, After. He talks with Jim Fleming. Stokes is currently a film student at USC. After that, we hear the Commanding Officer of Fort Campbell, home of the Army's 101st Airborne Division, recorded when the based closed down for three days following a rash of eleven suicides. Following that, Brigadier General Loree Sutton is the military's top-ranking psychiatrist and Director of the Pentagon's Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. She talks with Steve Paulson about what the military is doing to combat the alarming statistics concerning suicide, alcoholism and PTSD in returning vets. And finally, Anne Strainchamps talked with Colby Buzzell over 4 years ago after he returned from his first tour of duty in Iraq. At that time, having seen a lot of heavy combat, Buzzell wanted to sort out what had happened, get himself back together and take advantage of the GI bill for college. Now, Buzzell has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and struggles with addiction. He and Anne talked again. A collection of Colby Buzzell's Iraq War blog entries can be found in his book, My War. [Broadcast Date: May 28, 2009] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/100528/rt_tbon_100528_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! "About Last Night " is the twelfth episode of the twelfth season of the animated series South Park. The episode was first broadcast on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 12:00 AM EST, exactly one hour after Barack Obama was declared the winner in the 2008 presidential election. Excerpts from speeches given by Obama and John McCain the night before are included in the episode. In the episode, Obama wins the 2008 Presidential Election, setting off mass uncontrollable partying by Obama supporters and driving McCain supporters to desperation and suicide, a guise of chaos and that serves as misdirection for the presidential candidates to set off their true plot: an intricately planned jewel heist. This is one of the few episodes in the modern time of South Park that does not feature Eric Cartman or Kenny McCormick as major characters. The episode was written and directed by series co-founder Trey Parker, and was rated TV-MA L in the United States. The episode parodies heist movies, in particular Ocean's Eleven.
In the spring of 1999 NATO made history by conducting an eleven week bombing campaign with the declared intent of stopping ethnic cleansing in Kosovo. The intervention also entered the annals of history as the good case' of humanitarian intervention, earning praise from one of the leading philosophers of our time: Jürgen Habermas. The aim of the book is to take a critical look at Habermas's positive assessment of the Kosovo case. The approach is to review how celebration of the bombing is at odds with both the messy facts on the ground and the Western documentary record. It demonstrates, for instance, that Habermas misses crucial facts, the understanding that KLA rebels in Kosovo purposely incited a brutal Serb response and NATO intervention. With much in the news about the strenuous efforts by the Obama administration to halt bloodshed in Libya, this work also critiques faith in the normative credentials of Washington to intervene. It serves as a cautionary tale against unflinching endorsement of humanitarian bombing by powerful states.
On April 20th 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico had failed impeccably, leading to the deaths of eleven British Petroleum (BP) workers and an oil spill that Obama called "the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced." This environmental catastrophe impacted the entire Gulf ecosystem upon which directly affected the livelihoods of the local people. BP, as a result was faced with the huge task of delivering a crisis communication strategy towards not only the American people, but to the global audience. Since this disaster was an environmental one, caused by oil drilling engineering and technologies, much of the engagement by BP was of a science communication nature. However, BP was too late to respond to the crisis, since they were not able to catch up with the high speed technological culture we now live in. This is a case study of how the communication of the disaster was handled by BP, what went wrong with their strategy and how to better manage the scientific crisis communication strategy through social media platforms, such as YouTube, in the future.
Chris Camillo is not a stockbroker, financial analyst, or hedge fund manager. He is an ordinary person with a knack for identifying trends and discovering great investments hidden in everyday life. In early 2007, he invested $20,000 in the stock market, and in three years it grew to just over $2 million. With Laughing at Wall Street, you'll learn how to find financial success, even in a tough market. You'll see: How Facebook friends helped a young parent invest in the wildly successful children's show, Chuggington - and saw her stock values climb 50% How an everyday trip to 7-Eleven alerted a teenager to short Snapple stock - and tripled his money in seven days How $1000 invested consecutively in Uggs, True Religion jeans, and Crocs over five years grew to $750,000 How Michelle Obama caused J. Crew's stock to soar 186%, and Wall Street only caught up four months later! Engaging, narratively-driven, and without complicated financial analysis, Camillo's stock picking methodology proves that you do not need large sums of money or fancy market data to become a successful investor.
A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda. Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation. HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages--'since before this was even a show,' according to Miranda--traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here. Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.
From the award-winning reporter and go-to source on Cuban-Miami politics Ann Louise Bardach comes a riveting, eye-opening account of the last chapter in the life of Fidel Castro: his near death and marathon finale, his enemies and their fifty-year failed battle to eliminate him, and the carefully planned succession and early reign of his brother Raúl. Ann Louise Bardach offers a spellbinding chronicle of the Havana-Washington political showdown, drawing on nearly two decades of reporting and countless interviews with everyone from the Comandante himself, his co-ruler and brother Raúl, and other family members, to ordinary Cubans as well as officials and politicos in Miami, Havana, and Washington. The result is an unforgettable dual portrait of Fidel and Raúl Castro &#8212;arguably the most successful and enduring political brother team in history. Since 1959, Fidel Castro has been the supreme leader of Cuba, deftly checkmating his foes, both from within and abroad; confronting eleven American presidents; and outfoxing dozens of assassination attempts, vanquished only by collapsing health. As night descends on Castro's extraordinary fifty-year reign, Miami, Havana, and Washington are abuzz with anxious questions: What led to the lightning-bolt purge of key Cuban officials in March 2009? Who will be Raúl's heir? Will the U.S. embargo end? Bardach offers profound and surprising answers to these questions as she meticulously chronicles Castro's protracted farewell and assesses his transformative impact on the world stage and the complex legacy that will long outlive him. She reports from three distinct vantage points: In Miami, where more than one million Cubans have fled, she interviews scores of exiles including Castro's would-be assassins Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles; in Washington, DC, she reports on the Obama administration's struggle to formulate a post-Castro strategy; in Havana she permeates the bubble around the fiercely private and officially retired Castro to ascertain the extent of his undisclosed medical condition. Bardach delivers a compelling meditation on one of the most controversial, combative, and charismatic rulers in history. Without Fidel includes never-before-published reporting on Castro, his family, and his half-century grip on the largest country in the Caribbean while assessing how his departure will forever transform politics and policy in the Western Hemisphere &#8212;and the world.
$20,000 to $2 million in only three years&#8212; the greatest stock-picker you never heard of tells you how you can do it too Chris Camillo is not a stockbroker, financial analyst, or hedge fund manager. He is an ordinary person with a knack for identifying trends and discovering great investments hidden in everyday life. In early 2007, he invested $20,000 in the stock market, and in three years it grew to just over $2 million. With Laughing at Wall Street, you&#8217;ll see: &#8226;How Facebook friends helped a young parent invest in the wildly successful children&#8217;s show, Chuggington&#8212;and saw her stock values climb 50% &#8226;How an everyday trip to 7-Eleven alerted a teenager to short Snapple stock&#8212;and tripled his money in seven days &#8226;How $1000 invested consecutively in Uggs, True Religion jeans, and Crocs over five years grew to $750,000 &#8226;How Michelle Obama caused J. Crew&#8217;s stock to soar 186%, and Wall Street only caught up four months later! Engaging, narratively-driven, and without complicated financial analysis, Camillo&#8217;s stock picking methodology proves that you do not need large sums of money or fancy market data to become a successful investor.