The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man [Audiobook]
15 February 2016, 19:33
2016 | M4B@64 kbps | 12 hrs 22 mins | 340.33MB
The New York Times best seller, updated and expanded, featuring 15 explosive new chapters.
The previous edition of this now-classic book revealed the existence and subversive manipulations of "economic hit men". John Perkins wrote that economic hit men (EHM) "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder". In Perkins' case, the tool was debt - convincing strategically important countries to borrow huge amounts of money for enormous "development" projects that served the very rich while driving the country deeper into poverty and debt. And once indebted, these countries could be controlled.
In this latest edition, Perkins provides revealing new details about how he and others did their work. But, more importantly, in an explosive new section, he describes how the EHM tools are being used around the world more widely than ever - even in the United States. The cancer has metastasized, yet most people still aren't aware of it.
Fear and debt drive the EHM system. We are hammered with messages that terrify us into believing that we must pay any price, assume any debt, to stop the enemies who, we are told, lurk at our doorsteps. The EHM system - employing false economics, bribes, surveillance, deception, debt, coups, assassinations, and unbridled military power - has become the dominant system of economics, government, and society today. It has created what Perkins calls a "death economy". But Perkins offers hope: He concludes with dozens of specific, concrete suggestions for actions all of us can take to wrest control of our world away from the economic hit men and help give birth to a life economy.
Wired for Dating: How Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate [Audiobook]
15 February 2016, 19:10
2016 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 20 mins | 201.34MB
Everybody wants someone to love and spend time with, and searching for your ideal partner is a natural and healthy human tendency. Just about everyone dates at some point in their life, yet few really understand what they're doing or how to get the best results.
In Wired for Dating, psychologist and relationship expert Stan Tatkin - author of Wired for Love - offers powerful tips based in neuroscience and attachment theory to help you find a compatible mate and go on to create a fabulous relationship. Using real-life scenarios, you'll learn key concepts about how people become attracted to potential partners and move toward or away from commitment and the important role the brain and nervous system play in this process. Each chapter explores the scientific concepts of attachment theory, arousal regulation, and neuroscience. And with a little practice, you'll learn to apply these exercises and practical techniques to your dating life.
If you're ready to get serious (or not!) about dating, meet your match, and have more fun, this book will be your guide.
Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations (with DVD), 5th Edition [PDF + ISO]
15 February 2016, 09:44
2016 | PDF + ISO | 4.33GB
Updated with the latest advances from the field, GUIDE TO COMPUTER FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIONS, Fifth Edition combines all-encompassing topic coverage, authoritative information from seasoned experts, and real-world applications to deliver the most comprehensive forensics resource available. This proven author team's wide ranging areas of expertise mirror the breadth of coverage provided in the book, which focuses on techniques and practices for gathering and analyzing evidence used to solve crimes involving computers. While other books offer more of an overview of the field, this hands-on learning text provides clear instruction on the tools and techniques of the trade, introducing readers to every step of the computer forensics investigation-from lab set-up to testifying in court.
It also details step-by-step guidance on how to use current forensics software and provides free demo downloads. Appropriate for learners new to the field, it is also an excellent refresher and technology update for professionals in law enforcement, investigations, or computer security.
Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West [Audiobook]
15 February 2016, 08:55
2013 | M4B@64 kbps | 18 hrs 12 mins | 496.94MB
In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a new window onto our national past. This is the story of city and country becoming ever more tightly bound in a system so powerful that it reshaped the American landscape and transformed American culture. The world that emerged is our own.
World without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B17 [Audiobook]
15 February 2016, 08:45
2014 | M4B@64 kbps | 13 hrs 20 mins | 378.5MB
Mr. Griffin marshals the evidence that cancer is a deficiency disease like scurvy or pellagra aggravated by the lack of an essential food compound in modem man's diet. That substance is vitamin B17. In its purified form developed for cancer therapy, it is known as Laetrile.
Why has orthodox medicine waged war against this non-drug approach? The author contends that the answer is to be found, not in science, but in politics, and is based upon the hidden economic and power agenda of those who dominate the medical establishment.
Health Improvement: How To Optimize Your Health in 30 days [Video]
15 February 2016, 08:19
MP4, AVC, 770 kbps, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 2 hours | 453.68MB
Improve Your Health and Boost Your Energy by Following This Master Guide. Includes Nutrition, Stress and Exercise Tips.
Do You Want To Have Boundless Energy?
In this course I will teach you all about creating more energy. In comparison with other courses I will NOT limit myself to one topic. This course is all about creating more energy choosing the right foods, supplements, exercises and behaviour. You will also find secret tips about how stay fit and healthy.
Maybe you are an athlete? Maybe you are an office worker, a housewife or a student. Or maybe you have a disease like fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. This is the best course for you all!
In comparison with other course this course will cover ALL the necessary knowledge and steps for creating more energy in your body. It's not only covering healthy foods. No, this is a complete course. Because there are more things to do then only taking the right nutrition. The ultimate goal is that this will help you to live a fit and happy life.
After following this course you will be able to make that positive change in your life.
- Start now and notice that you can lose weight easily and responsible
- Start now and notice that you are less tired during the day
- Start now and notice that you can better sustain your work
- Start now and notice that you can better sustain your sport
- Start now and get more control over diseases like fibromyalgia and chronic fatique syndrom
- Start now and live a healthy life with less chance of getting injured or sick
- Start now! Learn about your body, the right food, bad food, supplements, stress, exercise, sleep and much, much more.
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 26 lectures and 2 hours of content!
- Learn how to become more ENERGETIC and FIT
- Learn how to create more ENERGY
- Learn how to effectively BURN FAT
- Learn which food is providing you with ENERGY
- Learn which supplements create the MOST ENERGY for you
- Learn how to DETECT DEFICIENCIES within your body
- Learn the BASICS about ENERGY PRODUCTION in your body
- Learn why some people DON'T BURN FAT anymore
- Learn what NUTRIENTS deliver you with the most ENERGY
Authentic Yoga Experience Series 1 - 3 [Video]
15 February 2016, 08:12
MP4, AVC, 1500 kbps, 768x576 | AAC, 48 kbps, 2 Ch | 27.5 hours | + PDF | 1.22 GB
Immerse Yourself, Learn Yoga Online FROM SCRATCH, into the most authentic Yoga Experience
Learn yoga online with Perumal for personal growth, health, energy optimisation and stress reduction.
The video courses are easy to follow since the cameras provide detailed viewing from 3 different angles, all asana (postures) are realized in a lateral, frontal and overhead perspective. The combined video courses are complete with pranayama, preparatory exercises for joints, sun salutation, strength, stretching and relaxation/meditation to feel refreshed, relaxed and simultaneously energized.
A step by step progressive course approach to learn yoga online allows the student to achieve the right state of flow in order to improve mobility, breathing and circulation while strengthening muscles, tendons and ligaments leading to genuine mental and physical well being. Those following these video courses feel results of calm and clarity along with highly increased energy while experiencing stress reduction.
The most important aspect of Yoga with Perumal video courses is the ability to grow progressively from yoga forms and a sequence that may be followed at one’s own pace from beginner through advanced. These courses are thorough with easy to comprehend video edits and supportive text enabling the realization of the hidden aspects of yoga from videos to supportive manuals.
Now, you have the opportunity to learn yoga online, get started with the most authentic yoga experience today!
What are the requirements?
- Yoga mat, rug or warm non-slip clean surface
- Clothing that is stretchable and comfortable
- A litte discipline, enthusiasm and open-mindedness
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 70 lectures and 27.5 hours of content!
- 15.5 hours of yoga video routines and sequences realized in 3 camera angle for truly easy to follow video lessons
- 702 pages of supportive text to all video routines and sequences
- Learn to settle into the practice and let go of the outside world. Open the breath and unite breath and movement through 4 different Sun Salutations while aligning the skeletal system, relieving constipation, improving digestion and detoxifying the body. Protect your joints through the practice of preparation sets that move synovial fluid, “PROPERLY” warm-up the tendons and ligaments enabling better mobility. Create core strength, synergistically increase blood flow to the muscles preparing muscle fibers for deep stretching in order to release muscle and spinal tension enabling a more oxygenated body. Build up concentration, calm and restore your body and mind, balance your hormonal levels leading to deeper meditation/relaxation at the end of the practice. Eventually begin to feel energised, yet calm and clear. Return to your true self.
The Art of Work [Audiobook]
15 February 2016, 08:05
2015 | M4B@64 kbps + AZW | 4 hrs 55 mins | 138.88MB
Jeff Goins, a brilliant new voice counting Seth Godin and Jon Acuff among his fans, explains how to abandon the status quo and live a life that matters with true passion and purpose.
The path to your life's work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life's work, that treasure of immeasurable worth we all long for. It's about the task you were born to do.
As Jeff Goins explains, the search begins with passion but does not end there. Only when our interests connect with the needs of the world do we begin living for a larger purpose. Those who experience this intersection experience something exceptional and enviable. Though it is rare, such a life is attainable by anyone brave enough to try.
Through personal experience, compelling case studies, and current research on the mysteries of motivation and talent, Jeff shows listeners how to find their vocations and what to expect along the way.
The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge [Audiobook]
15 February 2016, 08:00
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 13 hrs 9 mins | 359.16MB
The New York Times best-selling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.
The Evolution of Everything is about bottom-up order and its enemy, the top-down twitch - the endless fascination human beings have with design rather than evolution, with direction rather than emergence. Drawing on anecdotes from science, economics, history, politics, and philosophy, Matt Ridley's wide-ranging, highly opinionated opus demolishes conventional assumptions that major scientific and social imperatives are dictated by those on high, whether in government, business, academia, or morality. On the contrary, our most important achievements develop from the bottom up. Patterns emerge, trends evolve. Just as skeins of geese form Vs in the sky without meaning to and termites build mud cathedrals without architects, so brains take shape without brain makers, learning can happen without teaching, and morality changes without a plan.
Although we neglect, defy, and ignore them, bottom-up trends shape the world. The growth of technology, the sanitation-driven health revolution, the quadrupling of farm yields so that more land can be released for nature - these were largely emergent phenomena, as were the Internet, the mobile phone revolution, and the rise of Asia. Ridley demolishes the arguments for design and effectively makes the case for evolution in the universe, morality, genes, the economy, culture, technology, the mind, personality, population, education, history, government, God, money, and the future.
As compelling as it is controversial, authoritative as it is ambitious, Ridley's stunning perspective will revolutionize the way we think about our world and how it works.
The Steep Approach to Garbadale [Audiobook]
15 February 2016, 07:51
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 13 hrs 45 mins | 310.84MB
The Wopuld family built their fortune on a board game called Empire, now a wildly successful computer game. So successful, in fact, that the American Spraint Corp wants to buy the Wopulds out. Alban, who has been evading the family tentacles for the last few years, thinks Spraint should be treated with suspicion, but he also has other things on his mind. What drove his mother to take her own life? And is he yet over Sophie, his teenage love, who'll be present at the forthcoming family gathering - part birthday party, part Extraordinary General Meeting - in their highland castle?
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind [Audiobook]
15 February 2016, 07:40
2015 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 16 hrs 1 min | 437.37MB
At the heart of this classic, seminal book is Julian Jaynes' still-controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution but instead is a learned process that came about only 3,000 years ago and is still developing. The implications of this revolutionary scientific paradigm extend into virtually every aspect of our psychology, our history and culture, our religion - and indeed our future.
Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography [Audiobook]
15 February 2016, 07:32
2007 | M4B@64 kbps | 12 hrs 41 mins | 346.37MB
Charles Schulz, the most widely syndicated and beloved cartoonist of all time, is also one of the most misunderstood figures in American culture. Now, acclaimed biographer David Michaelis gives us the first full-length biography of Schulz: at once a creation story, a portrait of a hidden American genius, and a chronicle contrasting the private man with the central role he played in shaping the national imagination.
The son of a barber, Schulz was born in Minnesota to modest, working class roots. In 1943, just three days after his mother's tragic death from cancer, Schulz, a private in the army, shipped out for boot camp and the war in Europe. The sense of shock and separation never left him. And these early experiences would shape his entire life.
With Peanuts, Schulz embedded adult ideas in a world of small children to remind the reader that character flaws and childhood wounds are with us always. It was the central truth of his own life, that as the adults we've become and as the children we always will be, we can free ourselves, if only we can see the humor in the predicaments of funny-looking kids. Schulz's Peanuts profoundly influenced the country in the second half of the 20th century. But the strip was anchored in the collective experience and hardships of Schulz's generation: the generation that survived the Great Depression and liberated Europe and the Pacific and came home to build the postwar world.Michaelis brilliantly weaves Schulz's story with the cartoons that are so familiar to us, revealing a man we've never fully known and shedding new light on a touchstone of American life.
The Lessons of History [Audiobook]
15 February 2016, 06:43
2004 | M4B@64 kbps | 5 hrs 39 mins | 157.31MB
The authors devoted five decades to the study of world history and philosophy, culminating in the masterful 11-volume Story of Civilization. In this compact summation of their work, Will and Ariel Durant share the vital and profound lessons of our collective past. Their perspective, gained after a lifetime of thinking and writing about the history of humankind, is an invaluable resource for us today. The rare archival recordings of the Durants in conversation, made from 1957-1977, illuminate our present condition and offer insightful guidance for the future.
Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States [Audiobook]
15 February 2016, 06:39
2016 | MP3 VBR V5 | 8 hrs 24 mins | 245.93MB
Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. An anthropologist and MD in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, Seth M. Holmes shows how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care. Holmes' material is visceral and powerful. He trekked with his companions illegally through the desert into Arizona and was jailed with them before they were deported. He lived with indigenous families in the mountains of Oaxaca and in farm labor camps in the US, planted and harvested corn, picked strawberries, and accompanied sick workers to clinics and hospitals. This "embodied anthropology" deepens our theoretical understanding of the ways in which social inequalities and suffering come to be perceived as normal and natural in society and in health care.
Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature [TTC Video]
15 February 2016, 06:34
Course No 2192 | WMV, WMV3, 640x360 | WMA, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 24x30 mins | + PDF Guidebook | 10.59 GB
Heroes hold a special place in our imagination. Names such as Odysseus, Beowulf, and Queen Guinevere summon up mythic legends, while Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, and Huckleberry Finn are some of the most recognizable figures in all of world literature. Robinson Crusoe and Elizabeth Bennet are as real to us today as they were when Daniel Defoe and Jane Austen first created them. Meanwhile, Frodo Baggins, Harry Potter, and Lisbeth Salander are heroes for our age and the legends of the future.
What do these memorable characters have in common? Why do we turn to certain stories again and again? And what impact have they made on world history? The answers to these questions tell us more than you might think. Great heroes have lasting power because they offer templates for behavior by showing us models of courage and fortitude. Whether by reinforcing traditional values or challenging values in flux, heroes reflect the mores of society. Some, such as Uncle Tom from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s abolitionist novel, have changed the course of history, while others have inspired countless leaders, writers, and artists.
Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature is an incredible opportunity to study some of the most memorable and important characters ever created. Taught by Professor Thomas A. Shippey of Saint Louis University—one of the most well-known scholars of J.R.R. Tolkien—these 24 eye-opening lectures give fresh insight into familiar characters and a generous survey of characters we may be less familiar with. We think we know Robin Hood, for instance, but where does his story originate? What made the medieval outlaw popular, and how has he been rewritten for modern times?
Delve into original sources and explore the notable impact of these characters on world history. Get an inside glimpse into the writer’s process and see how authors “write into the gap” to flesh out—or, in some cases, reimagine altogether—old stories, making them new for new readerships with changing cultural values. In Professor Shippey’s words, you’ll “trace the buried power lines of great and successful fiction.”
What does it mean to be a hero?
The word “hero” might bring to mind a strong, fearless warrior who swoops in to save the day. You’ll investigate several of these “traditional heroes,” and by examining what makes them such compelling characters, you’ll see how they provide a window to better understand ourselves.
- Beowulf, the oversized monster slayer, is a model for the modern-day superhero, yet as he ages—and weakens—the epic poem treats us to a poignant look at vulnerability and the process of attaining wisdom.
- Sherlock Holmes has a narrow-minded, self-centered, addictive personality, but he also gives us a new sense of human potential. He gives us the chance to outguess him—to see more clearly, to gather more information, to deduce faster.
- James Bond allows us a certain kind of wish fulfillment: Men want to be him, and women want to date him. But beneath the charisma is a wounded and complex character.
Beyond these traditional heroes—strong, smart, glamorous—this course introduces you to other models of heroism. Characters who are meek, frail, or poor might run counter to our expectations for what makes a hero, but they play an important role in our imaginative world. For instance, you will
- study Chaucer’s Wife of Bath, whose sexual autobiography perhaps makes her the first complex woman in literary history;
- see how Sancho Panza’s role as an “antihero” deepens the story of Don Quixote;
- consider the heroic qualities in Celie, the impoverished and abused protagonist of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple; and
- reflect on what Harry Potter has to teach us about heroism.
What do heroes tell us about our culture?
Heroes and Legends gives you the chance to study a diverse spread of characters from the beginnings of world literature through today’s bestsellers. In addition to exploring the core of what makes a character successful, the breadth of this course provides a window on our shifting cultural values—and the way historical circumstances pave the way for certain heroes.
Perhaps the best example is Frodo Baggins, the meek hobbit hero of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. In his opening lecture, Professor Shippey explains how, after the horrors of global war, the world was waiting for a down-to-earth hero, someone called to duty rather than born strong and fearless.
Throughout the course, you will analyze stories through the lens of culture and find out how our changing culture and values affect our sense of what makes a good hero, and how our heroes reflect the mores of our society.
- Trace the way different cultural eras have viewed Guinevere’s affair with Lancelot, from medieval admiration through Victorian prudery to modern sympathy.
- Look at the relationship between love and romance on one hand and money and social class on the other in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
- Reflect on Robinson Crusoe and the geography of undiscovered lands.
- Revisit the American frontier and see what heroes such as Natty Bumppo (from Last of the Mohicans) and Woodrow Call (from Lonesome Dove) tell us about the myth of the Wild West and Manifest Destiny.
Just as history shapes heroes, so, too, do heroes shape history. From creating narratives that define a nation to redefining our sense of self and our relationships, great heroes have changed the course of history. Professor Shippey surveys a wealth of memorable stories, helping us understand why such heroes were necessary and how they continue to influence us today.
- The mythical journey of Aeneas created a cultural history for ancient Rome and helped define its new imperial image.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe furthered the abolitionist cause with her saint-like Uncle Tom.
- Winston Smith, the unlikely hero of George Orwell’s 1984, reinforced the need for vigilance against state control.
- Writers such as Angela Carter who rewrote fairy tales in the 1970s constructed a new morality better suited for modern times.
Storytelling at Its Finest
One of the most enjoyable aspects of the course is that it covers the high and the low. Rather than employing the traditional academic approach to “theme” and “symbolism” and dense critical language, Professor Shippey is interested in story, with its entertainment value and memorable characters.
As such, he covers some canonical favorites—Homer, Virgil, Chaucer—but he also gives considerable attention to characters often ignored in academia, such as the “New Romancers” of the late 19th century and the fantasy writers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The result is an enjoyable approach to the great stories across the ages.
At the heart of the course is Professor Shippey himself, a charming, top-notch storyteller who is as engrossed in (and moved by) these stories as we are. But as a true authority on his subject, he offers a unique viewpoint and fresh insights to every lecture, making this course a memorable—and moving—experience.
A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts [Audiobook]
15 February 2016, 06:26
2015 | MP3@64 kbps | 22 hrs 59 mins | 661.68MB
On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when two Americans, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, walked on the moon. Now the greatest event of the twentieth century is magnificently retold through the eyes and ears of the people who were there.
Based on in-depth interviews with twenty-three of the twenty-four moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, science journalist Andrew Chaikin's A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the missions with breathtaking immediacy, from the rush of liftoff, to the heart-stopping lunar touchdown, to the final hurdle of reentry.
This acclaimed portrait of heroism and ingenuity captures a watershed moment in human history. The astronauts themselves have called Chaikin's A Man on the Moon the definitive account of their missions.