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what NXIVM gaslighting looked like

2020.10.28 01:55 blueinkedbones what NXIVM gaslighting looked like

i think it’s a good time to look back on what keith/NXIVM-style gaslighting looked like, and how effective it was at keeping victims misunderstood and isolated even in an extremely close-knit community. daniella (the woman keith trapped in a room for two years for kissing a boy who wasn’t him) testified about it in depth. even with her parents right there, even with her brother starting to question keith, everyone was played and convinced that she was choosing to or needed to be there for her own good. that if anything, she was a troublemaker who was taking too long to get over her issues. of course, they didn’t know her ‘issue’ was consensually kissing a boy.
the testimony is extremely sad and disturbing, but i think it’s really important for understanding how much this system functioned on triangulation and gaslighting, how much leverage keith had over dani without her ever having done anything worth punishing, and how much it took for her to escape despite the door never being locked.
first up, keith lying about kristin keeffe’s pregnancy.
Daniela noticed that Kristin’s belly looked swollen. She asked Keith if Kristin was pregnant, and Keith said no. One day Kristin couldn’t be found, and she was discovered in a pool of blood. She was brought to the hospital. Daniela took the call from the hospital, informing her that Kristin was pregnant. Kristin ended up having the baby. Only a small circle of people knew that it was Kristen and Keith’s baby. A cover story was crafted about the baby’s origins. This was to protect Keith’s image as a celibate living a monk-like existence.
it was also because keith was promising his very spiritually significant "avatar child" to multiple women, including lauren salzman, for years. he'd gotten women pregnant before and forced them to have abortions.including daniella:
She described the pain — emotional and physical — that came from learning she was pregnant at age 20. She said Raniere falsely claimed that they had previously discussed the possibility of her becoming pregnant and had already agreed she would have an abortion.
She said she did not want to have anyone's baby, let alone Raniere's, who was sleeping with her sisters. She said she felt a lot of shame.
She was nervous, she said, but Raniere was calm and collected. He explained to her that he had impregnated her older sister and Cafritz.
"He told me that this was no big deal, that Pam was going to take care of it," she testified. She said Raniere said he would pay for the abortion.
She said the only people aware of her pregnancy were her, Raniere and Cafritz, who crafted a "cover-up" story and prepared answers for her.
After the procedure, she added, Raniere was not by her side.
"Keith didn't visit me — not once," she testified. "I was all alone. I was all alone throughout the entire process."
She said her younger sister, whom she previously said had been in a sexual relationship with Raniere since the age of 15, also later became pregnant by Raniere. Her sister was 18 at the time of the abortion.
She said her older sister became pregnant twice by Raniere and had two abortions.
but when she kissed a boy, keith called it an "ethical breach" and had her kept in a room for two years.
More emails before 2010 were shown in evidence. Daniela was living at her parents’ house, but under severe restraints.
In another email exchange, Keith accuses Daniela of self-pity because she wants to stop living a monk-like existence. He said: You are not living this life because you are told to. It’s the best happiest alternative to fix your breach. You should be grateful there is a way to undo this wrong.
In another email Keith writes: Anyone with a conscience does not look to make things better until the breach is healed.
Keith did not want Daniela on Facebook. He wanted her to have no visibility.
Daniela had baked a special bread for a Mexican holiday. She emailed Keith for permission to attend the party for a short time, saying that it would look odd if she did not attend, since she had baked the bread. But she could not reach Keith. When he found out she attended the party, he said she made the wrong decision. Wanting to go was a ploy for attention. Daniela says Keith wanted her to stay completely isolated. At volleyball her brother Adiran, nicknamed Fluffy, had implied that Daniela needed Keith’s permission to attend volleyball. Keith lied to him, saying, “It’s up to her.” Keith emailed Daniela, “This belief of your imprisonment is your direct doing.” (Within the family, Adrian had already begun to show signs of disloyalty to Keith. For instance, not agreeing with the special treatment accorded him.) Keith did not want people to think he was imprisoning Daniela, and he said it was Daniela’s fault for giving this impression.
In an email dated March 1, 2009, excerpts of what Daniela wrote: I no longer see you in the same way. I want to create a life for myself. I would like to sustain myself, but I can’t because of restraints. I don’t want to keep doing this. My life now has no value. I’m caught in an impossible cycle. I want to work, make money, become self-sufficient. I want to go to school. I don’t miss you anymore. I almost feel I want to break away. I’m the wrong person for this. I’m not ethical enough. I feel lost. The illusions have been shattered. I don’t want a romantic relationship with you or anyone else. I want to go back to before I met you.
Daniela now says she was having a moment of lucidity. It was rare. “I knew what I wanted and it wasn’t Keith. I wanted to move on.”
Keith’s response to this email was to say things like: You need to repair and restore your feeling about what is right. This is the biggest mistake of your life (not wanting Keith). Your sick pride must be destroyed. Your life needs to be worse, you are too comfortable. You need more pain. Keith wrote, “I need your WHOLE (Keith’s caps) life, this is the only way.”
In another email chain, Daniela confessed to Keith that she had broken a fast she was on. In his reply, Keith called her “tubby.” Daniela had to look up the word.
Daniela took Benadryl for a rash. But Keith said her rash was generated by her unwillingness to fix her breach.
Keith asked Daniela to send him photos of her genitals. She did so, but balked when he asked for photos that included both her privates and her face. Keith kept pushing for these photos, he wrote that he wanted Daniela to be totally vulnerable, said he wished she loved him enough to send him the pictures he wanted.
that's a lot of textbook gaslighting, but what really makes it stick is the triangulation.
from wikipedia:
Triangulation is a manipulation tactic where one person will not communicate directly with another person, instead using a third person to relay communication to the second, thus forming a triangle. It also refers to a form of splitting) in which one person manipulates a relationship between two parties by controlling communication between them.
Triangulation may manifest itself as a manipulative device to engineer rivalry between two people, known as divide and conquer[1]#citenote-1) or playing one (person) against another.[[2]](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangulation(psychology)#cite_note-2)
and
In the context of narcissism, triangulation occurs when the narcissist attempts to control the flow, interpretation, and nuances of communication between two separate actors or groups of actors. Ensuring communications flow through, and constantly relate back to the narcissist provides a feeling of importance. Common scenarios include a parent attempting to control communication between two children, or an emotionally abusive partner attempting to control communication between the other partner and the other partner's friends and family. A narcissistic person wants to ensure the other actors communicate through them but remain otherwise isolated. In some cases narcissists will use control of communication to drive a wedge between the other parties. This can be done by falsely making one of the actors or groups of actors into a scapegoat for problems that the narcissist is actually responsible for or that are otherwise unrelated. In addition the narcissist may falsely credit the other actor with saying or thinking something hurtful, or may put too much emphasis on an aspect of something that was said to them that ignores the wider context.[9]#cite_note-9)
Alternatively, the narcissist may attempt to use triangulation to put a third actor between them and someone with whom they are commonly in conflict. Rather than communicating directly with the actor with whom they are in conflict, the narcissist will send communication supporting his or her case through a third actor in an attempt to make the communication more credible.[10]#cite_note-10)
keith does all of this, but the most relevant part in this context is the way he convinces other people that it is their responsibility to help him help someone else. in this case, daniella's parents:
Dani did not leave her parents’ house without permission. The family felt it was their responsibility to “help” her. First her computer, then her music, then her bed, was taken away. Dani was writing to Keith incessantly and doing her every 15 minute checks. “Every waking hour was about my ethical breach.”
Her parents did not know she had had sex with Keith. She did not tell them, because she thought they would not believe her. She was already not acting normal, because she felt trapped. Her life was constant harassment and confusion, being told she was bad. She told her parents, “You don’t understand.” Her parents were not on her side, they were on Keith’s side. Keith told her parents about the money she had stolen years ago. Dani thinks he did this to justify his treatment of her. He couldn’t tell them the real reason, that it was all about Ben.
the money was money she was owed that keith was putting off paying her. she had no money and was a teenager in the US illegally because of keith. he left some money out, likely as a trap, and eventually she took some of it as her payment. she felt bad about it and told him and he used it as a manipulation tactic for years afterward.
back to the testimony:
Her weight was still a focus. She was supposed to be under 120 lbs. There was a lock on the fridge. Then one day, they locked her out of the house. Dani doesn’t remember what she did, but they told her she needed a consequence. She walked around, came back, but they didn’t let her in. It was winter in Albany. She was cold and hungry. She went to a laundromat to be inside, and a man, thinking she was homeless, gave her five dollars. She bought the cheapest food she could find. She slept outside. She kept moving, not wanting to attract the attention of police and be thrown in jail because of her immigration status. In a couple of days, her parents let her back in, and she said she was grateful and sorry, all the right things.
One day it was arranged that she would apologize to Keith. Dani was allowed to walk by herself to Hale Drive. Keith answered the door. There he was, after over 2 years. Dani looked at him. She said nothing. She just could not apologize. Eventually Keith closed the door and Dani left.
This only confirmed that she was a horrible person and she should be punished more. All her things were taken away, her documents along with them. They took everything. She now had no documents. Dani said she never got them back. Punishments escalated, and Dani told her parents she wanted to go back to Mexico and live a simple life. Because of her immigration status, to go to Mexico Dani would have needed someone to drive her. Her parents, Karen (Unterreiner) and Lauren presented Dani with a horrifying idea. Dani going back to Mexico, would be on their terms. Go into a room, and heal your ethical breach. If you don’t do that, if you go back to Mexico, you will lose your family. Dani asked how long she would be in the room. She was told, “As long as it takes.” Dani said no, she was not going in the room! But it was clear her parents were on board with the idea, and Dani’s parents were all she now had. That night she slipped out and called Ben from a pay phone. “Ben will get me out of here,” she thought. But Ben never picked up. The next day Dani realized, “I had no choice.” She tried to convince everyone it was not necessary, but no one listened.
Now she was in a bedroom on the second floor of 12 Wilton Court. There were the four walls, a door to the staircase, and a door to a shared bathroom. There was a foam mattress on the floor, and a pen and paper, for her to write to Keith and heal her ethical breach. The window was papered over. She only had the clothes she came in with.
now lauren becomes part of the triangulation. it's her job to visit dani and try to "fix" her.
Lauren was supposed to look in on her. Sometimes it was a week before she came. Once Lauren did not come for three months. Except for Lauren, Dani saw no one. Her meals were left outside the door. Sometimes there were no meals. In her isolation, she crouched by the door to try to hear people’s voices. She became food obsessed. If her meal came late, she ‘went crazy.’ She was writing every day. She thinks she did go crazy. She lost perception of things, became numb. Some packages of food, the shampoo in the bathroom, had words. She made a dictionary of these words, to keep herself busy. In her mind, she would go outside, and try to re-create every detail, so she wouldn’t go crazy. When she went crazy, she lost it. She lost control of herself, lying on the floor and scratching her arms. Wanting to scream but not allowed to. There were a lot of hours in the day.
She hated Lauren. Lauren didn’t visit enough, and was mean to Dani when she came. But when Lauren did visit, Dani strangely felt that she loved her and didn’t want her to leave.
Dani took down the paper and looked out the window.
Dani tried to find the ‘code,’ the right combination of words to fix the breach. She wrote sincere sounding love letters. None of it worked.
At a breaking point, Dani cut her waist-length hair. Keith had not allowed her to cut her hair, but this was something she could control. At Lauren’s next visit, Lauren said it was a huge ethical breach. The scary part was that the only way she could heal this breach was to stay in the room till it grew back. That would take years. Dani felt enraged, impotent. It made no sense.
At an early point, Dani wanted to be let out, saying this is not healing the breach. But she was told the only way to heal the breach was for her to want to be in the room. That’s why she wrote that she wanted to be in the room.
of course, you can bet keith shared that as proof that dani wanted all of this and knew she deserved it.
Once, when no one was there, she went out the front door. She remembers the crisp air, the brightness. She walked around, but came back. If she didn’t return, she would lose everything. She was desperate to read. One day she discovered two books in a box in the house. She read them over and over, but she eventually confessed to this.
One day, more than a year in, Dani sneaked downstairs and went online. She checked her email. Except for a year old birthday message from Ben, she had no other messages. No one had emailed her. Nobody wrote to her, nobody missed her. She was gone from the world and nobody noticed. She cried for days and days. In contrast to the cerebral style of all of her earlier testimony, Dani became emotional as she recounted this.
This was getting harder and harder. She was losing her strength, losing her sense of self. When Ms. Penza asked her to describe her mental state, Dani said it was hard to explain. She would get crazy, lose control of her mind. Nothing made sense. She second-guessed all her thoughts. She had the awareness that “Nobody cares about me.” Now Dani was crying on the witness stand, saying her mother didn’t come, her sister didn’t come. Now sobbing, “Somebody come get me! Please let me out! Nobody cared, nobody cared. Nobody cares that I’m losing my life.”
Dani made a decision. It was on a day that was like any other day in her captivity. She wanted to end her life. She caught sight of a red bird out the window. It was from a family of birds whose nest she had watched. She had seen the bird babies. This bird had grown up and left, but now it came back. Dani felt, “I want to live.” There was a sense of freedom. She wanted to live like everybody else. She didn’t care about her family anymore. “Fuck you all! I want to live.”
She wanted to tell Keith. She left the house and walked to volleyball, after almost two years. The look on everybody’s face. Keith was there. When he saw her, Keith ran to hide. Dani was grabbed and pulled outside.
End of day 14.
a few things here. first, how keith got her to feel guilty and confess to reading books. second, how it took completely giving up on her family and community before she was able to leave. even so, she was second-guessing herself constantly.
now more triangulation:
Also in evidence, a recording of Keith speaking with Daniela’s mother. Keith had a trope that he kept using to describe how Daniela was in so much trouble, and referring to Daniela’s training for a triathlon: “If you killed a child with a car, would you think about going on a triathlon? Dani knows what she has to do, Keith would say.
Penza asked Daniela, have you killed a child?Daniela: No.Penza: What did you do?Daniela: I kissed Ben Myers.
There was plenty more manipulation in the notes. He was gaslighting Daniela’s parents.
And it sounded like Keith successfully got across to the mom what he wanted her to do. His point was sometimes you have to do a very hard thing. But you have to do it. “I know this is scary, I know this is hard but you’ll feel better about it”: Keith.
Daniela described going to Mexico after finally getting out of the room. She was accompanied by Kristen Keeffe and Daniela’s father, Hector.
She was on her way back to Mexico with no money and no papers. And she wasn’t allowed to go to her home town. She had to go somewhere where nobody knew her.
Keeffe made sure she was never alone with her father on the trip.
Her father’s accountant met her at the border and took her to the a station.
She was alone for a moment with her dad. He gave her 1500 pesos. They cried. Please do everything you need to to get back to us, he told her.
he still believes and defends keith now.
More than 50 people wrote letters to Garaufis urging leniency for Raniere, including Camila’s and Daniela’s father, Hector. Many said NXIVM classes, which could cost thousands of dollars, had greatly improved their lives.
“I find Hector’s letter in support of the man who abused his own daughters a disgrace,” Garaufis said.
back to the testimony:
She took the bus to her destination city, which was left unnamed. She looked for a job, and got one at a computer store. She also went to the library to get a library card, because she was still expected to write book reports for Raniere.
She got additional jobs, as an English language teacher, and the manager of hotel restaurant. She was also giving tennis lessons, including to the child of a human rights lawyer. When she told the lawyer that she had no documents, the lawyer helped her get her birth certificate.
That made it easier to get other documents she needed. She also got a boyfriend and began thriving.
She says she realized that she was not going to change the world, but she she just wanted to live her own life.
Eventually her mother found her, and they had an emotional reunion. But Daniela also screamed at her: Why didn’t you come get me? They talked it out.
Then, it turned out that the hotel where she worked (running its restaurant) was going to be the location for Emiliano Salinas’s wedding.
NXIVM people were coming to the wedding. At one point Daniela met with Lauren. Daniela said this meeting with Lauren was two worlds clashing.
Lauren said, “How are you doing in your program?
But Daniela didn’t care about that anymore.
lauren also testified about it, so you can look there for more examples of keith's triangulating, and to see how so many people had a completely distorted understanding of what was happening.
in particular:
Keith presented Lauren with a project. Daniella was not doing the work she committed to. Daniella would be given an ultimatum to fix it or go back to Mexico.
Lauren asked Keith, what did Danny do? He said, she knows what she did.
Lauren didn’t want to do it, but Keith said, some day you might have a child and somebody may call you saying we have your child held for ransom, give us a million dollars. You can deal with that kind of personality now, or later when it happens. That personality meaning Daniella, a psychotic person.
So Lauren agreed to take on the project: to keep Daniella in a room until she had healed whatever the “breach” with Keith was. Nothing would be in the room except a bed on the floor, pen and paper, and her meals would be brought to her.
Daniella was supposed to be in the room a week to ten days, but she was in there for almost two years.
The family agreed that they wouldn’t communicate with her, but some of them did. Daniella wrote up plans to rectify the situation, but they were never good enough for Keith. And at some point he stopped looking at her new letters.
Lauren said she bought into Keith’s idea that Daniella was a game player. Lauren was mad at Daniella for not figuring out what she was supposed to be doing to make things right.
Lauren was unkind, and she said that the situation was jeopardizing her own situation to have children with Keith.
Prosecutor Tanya Hajjar asked her, how do you feel about this now?
Lauren was crying. In 20 years working with Keith, this was the worst thing she had ever done.
Not only had they kept Daniella in a room for about 2 years, but the relationships in Daniella’s family were severed. Lauren now thinks this is terrible.
At one point, Daniella wrote a message, begging to be let out, saying that she was coming undone. Her sister intercepted the message, not allowing their parents to see it.
Camilla asked to speak to Daniella. But Lauren said no. The family shouldn’t speak to Daniella, because then she would learn that she could get upset and get what she wants. Asking to leave the room was the opposite of “healing the breach.”
After that call for help, Daniella was in the room for an additional three or four months.
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2020.08.29 01:24 tengrrl CFP for 2020 [email protected] Virtual Preconference on Social Justice

Hello colleagues!
I'm writing with a reminder about next week's Friday, Sep. 4 deadline for [email protected] preconference proposals.
In lieu of a traditional preconference, we are holding a virtual half-day preconference with a mix of traditional and non-traditional elements. In addition to Q&A sessions about submitted papers that will be available to read in advance, we'll have a 90-minute keynote session with 3 extremely accomplished speakers: - Dr. Iris Davis, a practicing medical doctor in North Carolina, who has worked on community-based approaches to addressing racial health disparities. - Dr. Les Hutchinson, whose work on technology, privacy, and Indigenous feminist research methods and community engagement is critically reimagining multiple fields, including rhetorics of technology and technical communication, and challenging scholars in those fields to face and amend racist practices.
Please check out the CFP, read my blog post for some more context on the format of the preconference, and email me with any and all questions. (Full CFP below to save you the click-through!)
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If you are interested in serving as a reviewer for conference proposals (reviewers will each get 3-4 individual papepresentation abstracts of no more than 300 words), please fill out this [email protected] 2020 reviewer form.
Thank you all and happy Friday!Cagle
Lauren E. Cagle, PhD
Assistant Professor Writing, Rhetoric, & Digital Studies, University of Kentucky
Program Faculty Environmental and Sustainability Studies, University of Kentucky
First Vice-President Association for Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Director & Co-Founder Kentucky Climate Consortium
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University of Kentucky
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[email protected] 2020 Virtual Preconference on Social Justice

Abstract submission deadline: Thursday, September 4, 2020 at 11:59pm ET
Decision notification: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Papers/presentations due for upload: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 11:59 ET
Preconference date: 12:00-6:30pm ET, Wednesday, November 18, 2020
The Association for Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine (ARSTM) will host its annual preconference prior to the National Communication Association conference. We will meet online via a video conferencing platform on November 18, 2020, the day before the 106th Annual Convention of National Communication Association.
The preconference will be a half-day virtual gathering of RSTM scholars presenting about, reflecting on, and planning actions related to the theme of social justice. All sessions will be live-captioned by professional CART captioners.

What is the virtual [email protected] 2020 preconference about?

For this [email protected] 2020 preconference, we invite you to consider how the rhetorical and social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine (STM) intersect with (in)justices of all kinds. Rhetoricians are well positioned to consider how STM discourses might enable or preclude just social processes and outcomes. The inextricable social and material threads of STM’s many onto-epistemological systems have real consequences for real people. And rhetoric offers multiple tools for making sense of these consequences and striving to bend these systems towards justice.
Social justice, as concept, study, and practice, resists reduction. Natasha Jones, Kristen Moore, and Rebecca Walton describe social justice as “the bridge from diversity to inclusion” (2016, p. 219). It is the messy, complex, and constant work of “redressing inequities and acknowledging harm” in service of dismantling systems of oppression (Jones et al., 2016, p. 219). The ongoing nature of social justice work is reflected in the fact that this is a repeat theme from the 2014 [email protected] preconference, which took up social justice as a key concern in and of science.
As rhetoricians of STM, we can use our expertise to address the particular ways rhetoric, science, technology, and medicine are intertwined with (in)justice and people’s experiences of injustice. Rhetoricians have shown injustice’s ubiquitous entanglement with RSTM topics, from disease (see, e.g., Raquel Robvais’s work on Sickle Cell Anemia) to metaphor (see, e.g., Leah Ceccarelli’s work on the frontier metaphor in science) to medical theories (see, e.g., John Lynch’s work on genetics and race) to technological interpellations of minoritized people (see, e.g., Chris Gilliard’s work on surveillance and racial profiling). These examples illustrate how rhetoricians can theorize, circulate, and act on ideas about rhetoric and justice in order to make sense of the scientific, technological, and medical strands undergirding historical and contemporary systems of oppression.
And not only can we do this work. We should do this work. As the ARSTM leadership wrote in our June 8, 2020, “Statement on Anti-Black Racism and the Murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, David McAtee, and Others”:
As rhetoricians of science, technology, and medicine, it is our ethical responsibility to acknowledge and reckon with the injustices central to the topics we study. And it is our responsibility to critique and resist the use of science, technology, and medicine as tools for the oppression of Black, Brown, and Indigenous People. We can and should use the rhetoric of science, technology, and medicine to call out and address institutional racism and to amplify and support those who are already doing that work, from #BlackInSTEM advocates to anti-surveillance community groups to reproductive justice activists and beyond.
In service of this ethical responsibility, we envision the [email protected] 2020 preconference as a place to tease out, share, and deliberate on the connections to social justice that unquestionably exist in all our work. We also envision the preconference as an opportunity to reflect on how we can acknowledge harms and redress inequities in our professional communities.
For the 2020 [email protected] Preconference, we invite individual papers that address or embody the following questions:
  • What does “social justice” mean in the context of your research questions, research sites, methodologies, and teaching of RSTM? What frameworks for justice can and/or do you bring to your RSTM work?
  • How have science, technology, and medicine contributed to injustices, both historical and contemporary? How has science, technology, and medicine been used in the pursuit of justice, both historically and today?
  • How can engaged RSTM contribute to social justice efforts? How can RSTM amplify the work of practitioners and activists?
  • How do our professional RSTM spaces and practices contribute to (in)justice? What social justice actions should institutional leaders and privileged members of the field in particular take to acknowledge harms and redress inequities?

How will the virtual [email protected] 2020 preconference work?

The preconference will have some traditional elements, such as keynote speakers, prepared papers and/or presentations, Q&A with paper and/or presentation authors, and networking opportunities. However, to make this work in a virtual format, we’ll be approaching these traditional elements in a somewhat non-traditional fashion. Here’s the process:
  1. Applicants submit abstracts.
Interested authors are invited to submit individual papepresentation abstracts for anonymous peer review.
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On the day of the preconference, we will begin with a traditional keynote panel with accomplished speakers and audience Q&A.Following that, we will have a series of paper discussion sessions in which a session chair briefly introduces 3-4 papers and then the remaining synchronous meeting time is dedicated to Q&Awith the audience. Attendees will be able to come and go as needed based on their schedules.

How do I submit a proposal to give a papepresentation at the [email protected] 2020 preconference?

In an individual abstract of 300 words or fewer, detail how your paper and/or presentation will further our understanding of social justice in relation to rhetoric of science, technology, and medicine as a research site and/or as a professional space. Individual abstracts may have multiple authors. Because of this year’s abbreviated virtual format, we are not inviting panel proposals.
Send your abstract as an attachment without any identifying information to [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) by September 4, 2020. Please use “ARSTMPreconference Submission” as your email subject, and provide your preferred contact information and the contact information for any co-authors in the email body. Any questions about this CFP and the [email protected] 2020 preconference may be addressed to [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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2020.08.08 12:00 tengrrl CFP: 2020 [email protected] Virtual Preconference on Social Justice

Hello colleagues!
I'm truly excited to share this year's [email protected] preconference CFP with you. It's a strange, long year, and I am already missing the energy and imagination and insights I usually get from convening with you all.
In lieu of a traditional preconference, we are holding a virtual half-day preconference with a mix of traditional and non-traditional elements. Please check out the CFP, read my blog post for some more context on it, and email me with any and all questions. (Full CFP below to save you the click-through!)
If you are interested in serving as a reviewer for conference proposals (reviewers will each get 3-4 individual papepresentation abstracts of no more than 300 words), please fill out this [email protected] 2020 reviewer form.
Thank you all and happy Friday!Cagle
Lauren E. Cagle, PhD
Assistant Professor Writing, Rhetoric, & Digital Studies, University of Kentucky
Program Faculty Environmental and Sustainability Studies, University of Kentucky
First Vice-President Association for Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Director & Co-Founder Kentucky Climate Consortium
Pronouns: she/hehers
University of Kentucky
1351 Patterson Office Tower
[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])

[email protected] 2020 Virtual Preconference on Social Justice

Abstract submission deadline: Thursday, September 4, 2020 at 11:59pm ET
Decision notification: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Papers/presentations due for upload: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 11:59 ET
Preconference date: 12:00-6:30pm ET, Wednesday, November 18, 2020
The Association for Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine (ARSTM) will host its annual preconference prior to the National Communication Association conference. We will meet online via a video conferencing platform on November 18, 2020, the day before the 106th Annual Convention of National Communication Association.
The preconference will be a half-day virtual gathering of RSTM scholars presenting about, reflecting on, and planning actions related to the theme of social justice. All sessions will be live-captioned by professional CART captioners.

What is the virtual [email protected] 2020 preconference about?

For this [email protected] 2020 preconference, we invite you to consider how the rhetorical and social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine (STM) intersect with (in)justices of all kinds. Rhetoricians are well positioned to consider how STM discourses might enable or preclude just social processes and outcomes. The inextricable social and material threads of STM’s many onto-epistemological systems have real consequences for real people. And rhetoric offers multiple tools for making sense of these consequences and striving to bend these systems towards justice.
Social justice, as concept, study, and practice, resists reduction. Natasha Jones, Kristen Moore, and Rebecca Walton describe social justice as “the bridge from diversity to inclusion” (2016, p. 219). It is the messy, complex, and constant work of “redressing inequities and acknowledging harm” in service of dismantling systems of oppression (Jones et al., 2016, p. 219). The ongoing nature of social justice work is reflected in the fact that this is a repeat theme from the 2014 [email protected] preconference, which took up social justice as a key concern in and of science.
As rhetoricians of STM, we can use our expertise to address the particular ways rhetoric, science, technology, and medicine are intertwined with (in)justice and people’s experiences of injustice. Rhetoricians have shown injustice’s ubiquitous entanglement with RSTM topics, from disease (see, e.g., Raquel Robvais’s work on Sickle Cell Anemia) to metaphor (see, e.g., Leah Ceccarelli’s work on the frontier metaphor in science) to medical theories (see, e.g., John Lynch’s work on genetics and race) to technological interpellations of minoritized people (see, e.g., Chris Gilliard’s work on surveillance and racial profiling). These examples illustrate how rhetoricians can theorize, circulate, and act on ideas about rhetoric and justice in order to make sense of the scientific, technological, and medical strands undergirding historical and contemporary systems of oppression.
And not only can we do this work. We should do this work. As the ARSTM leadership wrote in our June 8, 2020, “Statement on Anti-Black Racism and the Murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, David McAtee, and Others”:
As rhetoricians of science, technology, and medicine, it is our ethical responsibility to acknowledge and reckon with the injustices central to the topics we study. And it is our responsibility to critique and resist the use of science, technology, and medicine as tools for the oppression of Black, Brown, and Indigenous People. We can and should use the rhetoric of science, technology, and medicine to call out and address institutional racism and to amplify and support those who are already doing that work, from #BlackInSTEM advocates to anti-surveillance community groups to reproductive justice activists and beyond.
In service of this ethical responsibility, we envision the [email protected] 2020 preconference as a place to tease out, share, and deliberate on the connections to social justice that unquestionably exist in all our work. We also envision the preconference as an opportunity to reflect on how we can acknowledge harms and redress inequities in our professional communities.
For the 2020 [email protected] Preconference, we invite individual papers that address or embody the following questions:
  • What does “social justice” mean in the context of your research questions, research sites, methodologies, and teaching of RSTM? What frameworks for justice can and/or do you bring to your RSTM work?
  • How have science, technology, and medicine contributed to injustices, both historical and contemporary? How has science, technology, and medicine been used in the pursuit of justice, both historically and today?
  • How can engaged RSTM contribute to social justice efforts? How can RSTM amplify the work of practitioners and activists?
  • How do our professional RSTM spaces and practices contribute to (in)justice? What social justice actions should institutional leaders and privileged members of the field in particular take to acknowledge harms and redress inequities?

How will the virtual [email protected] 2020 preconference work?

The preconference will have some traditional elements, such as keynote speakers, prepared papers and/or presentations, Q&A with paper and/or presentation authors, and networking opportunities. However, to make this work in a virtual format, we’ll be approaching these traditional elements in a somewhat non-traditional fashion. Here’s the process:
  1. Applicants submit abstracts.
Interested authors are invited to submit individual papepresentation abstracts for anonymous peer review.
  1. Accepted authors upload a full paper and/or video recording of a presentation.
Authors with accepted abstracts will submit a 1000-1500 word paper and/or 5-10 minute video-recorded presentation to a secure cloud platform 2 weeks prior to the preconference.
  1. Attendees read/view papers/presentations in advance.
Attendees will have 2 weeks to read and watch uploaded papers and presentations prior to the preconference.
  1. Attendees and authors join the live preconference for a keynote panel followed by Q&Asessions with papepresentation authors.
On the day of the preconference, we will begin with a traditional keynote panel with accomplished speakers and audience Q&A.Following that, we will have a series of paper discussion sessions in which a session chair briefly introduces 3-4 papers and then the remaining synchronous meeting time is dedicated to Q&Awith the audience. Attendees will be able to come and go as needed based on their schedules.

How do I submit a proposal to give a papepresentation at the [email protected] 2020 preconference?

In an individual abstract of 300 words or fewer, detail how your paper and/or presentation will further our understanding of social justice in relation to rhetoric of science, technology, and medicine as a research site and/or as a professional space. Individual abstracts may have multiple authors. Because of this year’s abbreviated virtual format, we are not inviting panel proposals.
Send your abstract as an attachment without any identifying information to [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) by September 4, 2020. Please use “ARSTM Preconference Submission” as your email subject, and provide your preferred contact information and the contact information for any co-authors in the email body. Any questions about this CFP and the [email protected] 2020 preconference may be addressed to [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
For more details about the preconference, please be sure to subscribe to the ARSTM listserv, where we'll share a series of blog posts with announcements about keynote speakers, membership costs, and other details over the coming weeks.
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2020.04.22 23:00 Geminiraptor Library of Paleontology Books

A frequent question posted to this specific subreddit is “What are some good paleontology focused books?” Or something to that effect. To avoid having to answer said question in a monotonous cycle, it would be far more efficient to compile the information in one place.
Why Dinosaurs Matter by Kenneth Lacovara. This books details why and how dinosaurs are important and relevant in multiple facets to modern and even everyday life, and does so with wit to boot.
How to Build a Dinosaur by John Horner. This book focuses on the sub field of molecular paleontology, and how dinosaur DNA may be more readily at hand then previously thought.
The Tyrannosaur Chronicles by David Hone. Tyrannosaurid expert, David Hone, provides a truly panoramic view of the most well known clade of dinosaurs.
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte. A new history of a lost world seamlessly blends personal experience and paleontological inference for a unique worldview on dinosaurs and their relatives, the pterosaurs.
Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs by Philip Currie. Not to be confused with the countless children’s books of the same moniker, this tome is a college level text book on paleontology, brimming with contributions by late 90s scientists worldwide.
Jurassic West by John Foster. The unequivocal field guide to the Morrison Formation.
Flying Dinosaurs by John Pickrell. Using feathers as a starting point, Pickrell tackles a number of paleontological topics with expertise and finesse.
Feathered Dinosaurs by John Long. If you can’t wait to smack the next person who tells you birds aren’t dinosaurs with some good old fashion science, then this is your guide.
All Yesterdays by Conway, Koseman and Naish. An important book that reminds us that dinosaurs are not monsters, not to shrink wrap our favorite animals, and that speculation is the foundation of science.
Paleontology Vertebrata by Micheal Benton. Another wonderful text book, dinosaurs aren’t the only thing worth researching in paleontology.
Dinosaurs: How they lived and evolved by Naish and Barrett. An encyclopedic book on dinosaurs for paleogeeks of all ages.
Dinosaurs Rediscovered by Michael Benton. In this fascinating and accessible overview, renowned paleontologist Michael J. Benton reveals how our understanding of dinosaurs is being transformed by recent fossil finds and new technology.
Raptor Red by Robert Bakker. While not exactly a documentary book, Raptor Red is an account of dinosaurs during the Cretaceous Period, told from the point of view of Raptor Red, a female Utahraptor. Despite it not being strictly non fictional, this book is accurate to a fault, and endorsed by paleontologists worldwide.
Wonderful Life by Stephen Gould. The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History is a 1989 book on the evolution of Cambrian fauna by Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould.
Dinosaurs, the Grand Tour by Keiron Pim. We live in a golden age of paleontologica discovery—the perfect time to dig into the spectacular world of dinosaurs. From Aardonyx, a lumbering beast that formed a link between two‐ and four‐legged dinosaurs, to Zuniceratops, who boasted a deadly pair of horns, Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour, Second Edition details everything worth knowing about more than 300 dinosaurs. The important discoveries and gory details touch on topics from geology, anatomy, and evolution to astronomy and even Native American and Chinese myth
Ancient Wyoming by Johnson, and Clyde. ancient wyoming from www.amazon.com Merging paleontology, geology, and artistry, Ancient Wyoming illustrates scenes from the distant past and provides fascinating details on the flora and fauna of the past 300 million years.
A Dynasty of Dinosaurs by Poole, and Shein. For the more artistically inclined, Jason Poole and Jason Shein combine make-your-own scientifically accurate paleoart with educational facts about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals
Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin. In Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin tells the story of evolution by tracing the organs of the human body back millions of years, long before the first creatures walked the earth.
Sabertooth by Anton Mauricio. DescriptionWith their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. This book is a remedy to that problem.
After the Ice Age by Amelia Pielou. Glacials are colder phases within an ice age in which glaciers advance; glacials are separated by interglacials. Thus, the end of the last glacial period, which was about 11,700 years ago, is not the end of the last ice age since extensive year-round ice persists in Antarctica and Greenland.
Giant Sloths and Sabertooth Cats by Donald Grayson. Donald K. Grayson is a professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Quaternary Research Center at the University of Washington. He is a recipient of the Nevada Medal for scientific achievement and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. His publications include The Desert's Past and The Great Basin: A Natural Prehistory.
Life by Richard Fortey. Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth is a book about natural history by British paleontologist Richard A. Fortey. It was originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers, under the title Life: An Unauthorised Biography.
Survivors by Richard Fortey. An excellent foray into biological history- the living facsimiles of ancient phyla for starters, then delving into the survivors of various mass extinctions.
Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys by Darin Croft. After a general introduction, the book consists of chapters each organized around a specific site where mammal fossils have been found. A few pages describe the geological context of the site, then a series of two-page spreads each present one, or occasionally two, species found there, with a life reconstruction by palaeo-artist Velizar Simeonovski. Alongside the mammals there's a few reptiles and birds, incl Argentavis, possibly the largest flying bird ever.
When Life Nearly Died by Micheal Benton. The focus is the most severe mass extinction known in earth's history .The science on which the book is based is up-to-date, thorough, and balanced.
Fossil Frogs and Toads by J Alan Holman. DescriptionDespite being among the most versatile and interesting amphibians in North America, frogs and toads (otherwise known as anurans) have not traditionally received enough attention from science.
Fossil Salamanders of North America by J Alan Holman. Call them "mudpuppies," "hellbenders," or "mud eels," salamanders are puzzling animals to most people. They come in forms that look like flattened fish with legs, like eels, like slimy lizards, or like lizards with toad-like skins. Their life history imitates the ancient evolutionary transition from aquatic to terrestrial vertebrates, though several groups remain permanently aquatic. Until now, no one has written about their ancient ancestors.
Dogs and Their Fossil Relatives by Xiaoming Wang. This book offers a "holistic picture of canid evolution" and an overview of existing and extinct taxa, also detailing the evidence for the domestication and evolution of domestic dogs from their wolf ancestors. It has received particular praise for its in-depth coverage of Chinese canids
Spying on Whales by Nick Penson. Nick Pyenson studies whales--all cetaceans, in fact. Whales include the largest animals that have ever lived on Earth. We've interacted with them for much of our history. But because they spend most of their lives underwater, and mostly don't have any regular need to be close to shore, we know surprisingly little about them. Which whales have the most oil or blubber is important for whale hunters, but not exactly a deep scientific insight, taken by itself. It doesn't tell us anything about how whales evolved, where they are and what they're doing in the great majority of their time that isn't spent anywhere near humans, or what their likely future in a changing world may be. Nick Pyenson has spent his professional life trying to answer those questions.
Terrestrial ecosystems through time by Damuth, DiMichele, and Behrensmyer. Breathtaking in scope, this is the first survey of the entire ecological history of life on land—from the earliest traces of terrestrial organisms over 400 million years ago to the beginning of human agriculture.
Paleobiogeography by Bruce Lieberman. Biogeography relates the evolution of the Earth's biota to major episodes in the Earth's history such as climatic changes and plate tectonic events. Furthermore, biogeographic patterns have played a prominent role in the development of the theory of evolution.
Evolution of the Tertiary Mammals of North America by various. This book is a unique compendium and synthesis of the cumulative knowledge of more than 100 years of discovery and study of North American tertiary mammals.
Pterosaurs by Mark Witton. Pterosaurs, despite two centuries of study, have never really been given the scientific or public attention they deserve. In Pterosaurs, Witton takes the reader under his wing, to divulge his knowledge about this fascinating animals.
Sea Dragons by Richard Ellis. In the days when dinosaurs dominated the earth, their marine counterparts - every bit as big and ferocious - reigned supreme in prehistoric seas. In this book, Richard Ellis takes us back to the Mesozoic era to resurrect the fascinating lives of these giant seagoing reptiles.
Paleobotany by Taylor, Krings and Taylor. Paleobotany is a severely under-appreciated science and is necessary to understanding ancient ecosystems. Paleobotany, the Biology and Evolution of Fossil Plants, provides encyclopedic insight on the subject.
Sapiens by Yuval Harari. Sapiens is a short telling of the entire human history, from pre-anatomically modern humans through the agricultural and scientific revolutions and to the present.
Foundations of Paleoecology by Lyons, and Behrensmeyer. Approximately 99% of all life that has ever existed is extinct. Fortunately, these long dead species have left traces of their lives and interactions with other species in the rock record that paleoecologists use to understand how species and ecosystems have changed over time.
Paleoecology: Past, Present, Future by David Bottjer. Paleoecology is a discipline that uses evidence from fossils to provide an understanding of ancient environments and the ecological history of life through geological time.
The Armored Dinosaurs by Kenneth Carpenter. Armored dinosaurs were some of the earliest dinosaurs named, including the ankylosaur Hylaeosaurus in 1833 and Stegosaurus in 1877.
Sea Monsters by Micheal Everhart. From giant sharks and fierce reptiles to the fossil-hunters who proved that today's land-locked Great Plains were once submerged, to the cutting-edge Large Format Film technology that made Sea Monsters possible, this book and the movie behind it will forever change how we think about marine predators—and make us look at the oceans of our world with new eyes and a shivery mix of wonderment and ancient, instinctive fear.
Dinosaurs, the Most Complete, Up to Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages by Thomas Holtz. As the name would imply, this book is one of the best dinosaurian encyclopedias on the market. Filled to the brim with both general and specific knowledge on different subjects of dinosaur paleontology.
Rex Appeal by Kristen Donnan. Unraveling the fascinating puzzle of who the Tyrannosaurus rexes were and how they lived, this book shares the amazing story of the uncovering and painstaking restoration of prehistory’s most popular dinosaur.
The Dinosauria by Weishampel, Dodson, and Osmólska. Once called “The Bible of Dinosaur Paleontology”, The Dinosauria was first published more than a decade ago, it was hailed as "the best scholarly reference work available on dinosaurs" and "an historically unparalleled compendium of information." This second, fully revised edition continues in the same vein as the first but encompasses the recent spectacular discoveries that have continued to revolutionize the field. A state-of-the-science view of current world research, the volume includes comprehensive coverage of dinosaur systematics, reproduction, and life history strategies, biogeography, taphonomy, paleoecology, thermoregulation, and extinction. Its internationally renowned authors―forty-four specialists on the various members of the Dinosauria―contribute definitive descriptions and illustrations of these magnificent Mesozoic beasts.
Oceans of Kansas by Micheal Everhart. Oceans of Kansas remains the best and only book of its type currently available. Everhart's treatment of extinct marine reptiles synthesizes source materials far.
Dinosaur Systematics by Currie, and Carpenter. In recent years dinosaurs have captured the attention of the public at an unprecedented level. At the heart of this resurgence in popular interest is an increased level of research activity, much of which is innovative in the field of paleontology.
The Horned Dinosaurs by Peter Dodson. The horned dinosaurs, a group of rhinoceros-like creatures that lived 100 to 65 million years ago, included one of the greatest and most popular dinosaurs studied today: Triceratops.
Dinosaur Eggs and Babies by Horner, and Carpenter. In the last couple of decades the study of dinosaur eggs and babies has proved to be one of the most exciting and profitable areas of dinosaur research.
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species, in which he writes of his theories of evolution by natural selection, is one of the most important works of scientific study ever published.
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins. DescriptionThe Selfish Gene is a 1976 book on evolution by the biologist Richard Dawkins, in which the author builds upon the principal theory of George C. Williams's Adaptation and Natural Selection.
A Short History of Everything by Bill Bryson. A Short History of Nearly Everything by American-British author Bill Bryson is a popular science book that explains some areas of science, using easily accessible language that appeals more to the general public than many other books dedicated to the subject.
Why Big Fierce Animals are Rare by Paul Colinfaux. Here is one of the most provocative, wide-ranging, and delightful books ever written about our environment. Paul Colinvaux takes a penetrating look at the science of ecology, bringing to his subject both profound knowledge and an enthusiasm that will encourage a greater understanding of the environment and of the efforts of those who seek to preserve it.
Some Assembly Required by Niel Shubin. Over billions of years, ancient fish evolved to walk on land, reptiles transformed into birds that fly, and apelike primates evolved into humans that walk on two legs, talk, and write. For more than a century, paleontologists have traveled the globe to find fossils that show how such changes have happened.
We have now arrived at a remarkable moment--prehistoric fossils coupled with new DNA technology have given us the tools to answer some of the basic questions of our existence: How do big changes in evolution happen? Is our presence on Earth the product of mere chance? This new science reveals a multibillion-year evolutionary history filled with twists and turns, trial and error, accident and invention.
Paleoartist’s Guide by Mark Witton. Extinct worlds live again in palaeoart: artworks of fossil animals, plants and environments carefully reconstructed from palaeontological and geological data. Such artworks are widespread in popular culture, appearing in documentaries, museums, books and magazines, and inspiring depictions of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals in cinema. This book outlines how fossil animals and environments can be reconstructed from their fossils, explaining how palaeoartists overcome gaps in fossil data and predict 'soft-tissue' anatomies no longer present around fossil bones. It goes on to show how science and art can meet to produce compelling, interesting takes on ancient worlds, and it explores the goals and limitations of this popular but rarely discussed art genre.
Fossils for Kidsby Ashley Hall. While made with kids in mind, this book is a great primer to paleontology; written by Science Communications expert and paleo anthropologist, Ashely Hall.
Fossil Plants by Paul Kendrick. DescriptionFossil Plants is the first book of its kind to provide an overview of the development of plant life through time focusing on key events and periods. Beginning with the origins of plant life in the sea, the book traces the evolution of land plants, ferns, conifers and their relatives, and flowering plants.
Paleobotany and the Evolution of Plants by Rothwell and Stewart. Originally published in 1993, this second edition of a successful textbook describes and explains in a refreshingly clear way the origin and evolution of plants as revealed by the fossil record and summarises paleobotanical information relevant to our understanding of the relationships between the major plant groups, extant and extinct. As in the first edition, the text is profusely illustrated with line illustrations and half-tones. For those students with little knowledge of plant structure and morphology there is a brief resumé of those features of extant plants that will be needed to gain a better understanding of the fossil record. Summarising charts are also used to help students visualise the interpretative material.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Quick thanks to Lady_Naturalist (Ashley Hall), Katy Brook, u/evolving_dore, u/tytoalba2 and u/AndysBrotherDan for helping me to assemble this library by suggesting books!
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  91. Electronic Media: Then, Now, and Later,3rd Edition: Norman J. Medoff & Barbara Kaye
  92. Federal Income Taxation, 13th (Concepts and Insights Series): Marvin Chirelstein and Lawrence Zelenak
  93. American Education,18th Edition:Joel Spring
  94. Elementary Linear Algebra,8th Edition:Ron Larson
  95. Speak Up!: An Illustrated Guide to Public Speaking,3rd Edition: Fraleigh, Douglas M. & Tuman, Joseph S.
  96. Introduction to Logic Design,3rd Edition:Marcovitz, Alan B;
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  98. Textiles: Basics (Fashion Series), 1st Edition:Sara J. Kadolph
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  100. Human Resource Management,15th Edition;Gary Dessler
  101. Working with Words,9th Edition: Brian S. Brooks & James L. Pinson
  102. The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication,5th Edition; Robert Trager & Susan Dente Ross
  103. Practical Argument: Short 3rd Edition; Laurie G. Kirszner & Stephen R. Mandell
  104. Prelude to Programming,6th Edition; Stewart Venit & Elizabeth Drake;
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  106. The Koreas,2nd Edition:Charles K. Armstrong
  107. Cengage Advantage Books: The American Past, Volume I: To 1877, 9th Edition:Joseph R. Conlin
  108. Human Motor Control,2nd Edition:David A. Rosenbaum
  109. Criminal Procedure (Justice Series),3rd Edition:John L. Worrall
  110. Understanding Nutrition,15th Edition:Eleanor Noss Whitney
  111. The Social Organization of Work,5th Edition:Randy Hodson
  112. Il tempo degli stregoni. 1919-1929:Wolfram Eilenberger
  113. Depressione: Quando non è solo tristezza,Italian Edition:C. Di Agostino and M. Fabi
  114. On Epistemology,1st Edition;Linda Zagzebski
  115. Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings,11th Edition; Robert C. Solomon & K athleen M. Higgins
  116. Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting: Concepts and Practices,7th Edition:Michael H. Granof; Saleha B. Khumawala; Thad D. Calabrese; Daniel L. Smith
  117. Leadership and Nursing Care Management, 6th Edition:Diane Huber
  118. Classroom Assessment,1st Edition:Dr Craig A Mertler
  119. Ritratto di uno stalker (Omero), Italian Edition:Cinzia Piccoli
  120. Project Management Case Studies,5th Edition:Harold Kerzner
  121. The Politics of Canadian Foreign Policy, 4th Edition,:Kim Richard Nossal & Stéphane Roussel & Stéphane Paquin
  122. Health and Wellness for Life With Online Study Guide (Health on Demand) 1st Edition:Human Kinetics
  123. HOW 13: A Handbook for Office Professionals,13th Edition: James L. Clark & Lyn R. Clark
  124. Discovering the Internet: Complete,5th Edition:Jennifer Campbell
  125. An Introduction to Community & Public Health,9th Edition: James F. McKenzie & Robert R. Pinger & Denise Seabert
  126. The Brief American Pageant: A History of the Republic, Volume I: To 1877,9th Edition: David M. Kennedy & Lizabeth Cohen
  127. Technical Drawing with Engineering Graphics,15th Edition: Frederick E Giesecke & Alva Mitchell & Henry C Spencer
  128. Solid Waste Engineering: A Global Perspective,3rd Edition: William A. Worrell & P. Aarne Vesilind
  129. Strategic Marketing, 10th Edition:David Cravens & Nigel Piercy
  130. South-Western Federal Taxation 2018: Individual Income Taxes,41th Edition: William H. Hoffman & James C. Young
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  132. Working in Groups (6th Edition): Isa N. Engleberg & Dianna R. Wynn
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  136. The Norton Anthology of English Literature,Vol. 1, 9th Edition:Stephen Greenblatt
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  140. The Call to Write, Brief,6th Edition:John Trimbur
  141. Human Nature and the Evolution of Society,1st Edition:Stephen K. Sanderson
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  155. Toward a Moral Horizon,2nd Edition: Janet L. Storch & Patricia Rodney & Rosalie Starzomski
  156. Dynamics of Mass Communication: Media in Transition,12th Edition: Joseph Dominick
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  158. Principles of Microeconomics (Second Edition): Lee Coppock & Dirk Mateer
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  171. Intermediate Algebra,7th Edition:Elayn Martin-Gay
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  173. Entrepreneurship, Canadian Edition,1st Edition: William D. Bygrave & Andrew Zacharakis & Sean Wise
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  193. Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research,6th Edition: Howard S. Friedman & Miriam W. Schustack
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  202. Concepts in Federal Taxation 2018,25th Edition:Kevin E. Murphy
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  204. Medical Terminology Quick & Concise: A Programmed Learning Approach,1st Edition: Marjorie Canfield Willis
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  207. Canadian Business And The Law,6th Edition: Dorothy Duplessis & Shannon O'By
  208. Public Speaking: Strategies for Success (8th Edition):David Zarefsky
  209. Practicing Texas Politics, 2017-2018 Edition,17th Edition: Lyle Brown & Joyce A. Langenegger
  210. A Course in Ordinary Differential Equations, 2nd Edition: Stephen A. Wirkus & Randall J. Swift
  211. Managerial Economics and Strategy,2nd Edition: Jeffrey M. Perloff & James A. Brander
  212. Great Groups: Creating and Leading Effective Groups,1st Edition:David R. Hutchinson
  213. Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, and Culture,4th Edition:Andrew M. Pomerantz
  214. Empowerment Series: Research Methods for Social Work,9th Edition: Allen Rubin & Earl R. Babbie
  215. Human Sexuality Today,8th Edition: Bruce M. King & Pamela Regan
  216. Introduction to US Health Policy,4th Edition:Donald A. Barr
  217. IT Strategy: Issues and Practices (3rd Edition): James D. McKeen & Heather A. Smith
  218. Lifelong Motor Development,7th Edition:Carl Gabbard
  219. GMAT Prep Plus 2018: 6 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online + Video + Mobile:Kaplan Test Prep
  220. 5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems,2nd Edition:Manhattan Prep
  221. GMAT Prep Guide 2017-2018:GMAT Advanced Review Strategy Team
  222. GRE Prep Plus 2018: Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online + Video + Mobile:Kaplan Test Prep
  223. Prebles' Artforms (11th Edition): Duane Preble Emeritus & Sarah Preble & Patrick L. Frank
  224. The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America's Top Traders: Jack D Schwager
  225. Statistical Methods for Engineers,3rd Edition: G. Geoffrey Vining & Scott Kowalski
  226. Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture,8th Edition:Stanley Baran
  227. Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management,12th Edition:Jay Heizer & Barry Render & Chuck Munson
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  232. How to Write and Present Technical Information, 4th Edition:Charles H. Sides
  233. How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing, 1st Edition:Paul J. Silvia
  234. Sound Systems: Design and Optimization,3rd Edition:Bob McCarthy
  235. Dental Instruments: A Pocket Guide, 4th Edition:Linda R. Bartolomucci Boyd
  236. Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician,2nd Edition:Richard Cadena
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  238. Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist,4th Edition: Jill S. Gehrig & Donald E. Willmann
  239. Sound System Engineering, 4th Edition: Davis, Don & Patronis, Eugene & Brown, Pat
  240. Master Handbook of Acoustics, 6th Edition: F. Alton Everest & Ken C Pohlmann
  241. University Calculus: Early Transcendentals (3rd Edition): Joel R. Hass & Maurice D. Weir & George B. Thomas
  242. Design Concepts for Engineers,5th Edition:Mark N. Horenstein
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  244. ITIL For Dummies,1st Edition:Peter Farenden
  245. 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People , 1st Edition:Susan Weinschenk
  246. The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition:Don Norman
  247. Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management,10th Edition:Don M. Chance
  248. Japanese from Zero! 2:George Trombley & Yukari Takenaka
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  250. Strategic Management and Business Policy,14th Edition: Thomas L. Wheelen & J. David Hunger &, Alan N. Hoffman & Chuck Bamford
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  252. Readings about the Social Animal,11th Edition: Aronson, Joshua & Elliot Aronson
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  254. Organizational Behavior,10th Edition: Robert Kreitner & Angelo Kinicki
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  275. Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum,13th Edition:Laurence M. Behrens & Leonard J. Rosen
  276. Sociology,14th Edition:John J. Macionis
  277. Why Civil Resistance Works:Erica Chenoweth & Maria Stephan
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  279. Western Attitudes toward Death: Professor Philippe Ariès
  280. Beginning Behavioral Research: A Conceptual Primer (7th Edition): Ralph L. Rosnow & Robert Rosenthal
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  282. Muscles: Testing and Function, with Posture and Pain,5th Edition: Kendall, Florence Peterson & McCreary, Elizabeth Kendall,
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  284. Tourism: Principles, Practices, Philosophies,12th Edition:Charles R. Goeldner & J. R. Brent Ritchie
  285. The Video Game Debate,1st Edition: Rachel Kowert & Thorsten Quandt
  286. Nutrition Assessment: Clinical and Research Applications, 1st Edition: Nancy Munoz &, Melissa Bernstein
  287. Handbook of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 1st Edition: Jerry M. Suls & Karina W. Davidson & Robert M. Kaplan
  288. The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View,3rd Edition:Laura A. King
  289. The Rehabilitation Specialist's Handbook; 4th Edition:Serge H. Roy & Steven L. Wolf & David A. Scalzitti
  290. The Reluctant Fundamentalist:Mohsin Hamid
  291. Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness,: Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley
  292. The Purposeful Argument: A Practical Guide,2nd Edition:Harry Phillips & Patricia Bostian
  293. Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences,4th Edition:Brigitte Baldi & David S. Moore
  294. The Practice of Public Relations , 13th Edition:Fraser P. Seitel
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  297. The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles:Padraic Colum
  298. The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets, 6th Canadian Edition,:Frederic S. Mishkin
  299. Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team,:Prendergast, Heather
  300. The Psychology Major's Companion,: Dana S. Dunn & Jane S. Halonen
  301. The European Culture Area,6th Edition:Alexander B. Murphy & Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov
  302. Perspectives on International Relations: Power, Institutions, and Ideas,5th Edition:Henry R. Nau
  303. Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources, Volume I,3rd Edition:Strayer, Robert W.
  304. Pierson and Fairchild's Principles & Techniques of Patient Care, 6th Edition: Sheryl L. Fairchild & Roberta Kuchler O'Shea & Robin Washington
  305. Modern Management,14th Edition: Samuel C. Certo & S. Trevis Certo
  306. Microeconomics (The Pearson Series in Economics), 5th Edition:R. Glenn Hubbard & Anthony P. O'Brien
  307. Managers and the Legal Environment: Strategies for Business,9th Edition:Constance E. Bagley
  308. The American Promise, Value Edition, Volume 2: A History of the United States,7th Edition:James L. Roark & Michael P. Johnson & Patricia Cline Cohen & Sarah Stage & Susan M. Hartmann
  309. Technical Communication, MLA Update , 14th Edition:John M. Lannon & Laura J. Gurak
  310. Survey of Economics , 9th Edition:Irvin B. Tucker
  311. Learning to Program with Alice,3rd Edition:Wanda P. Dann
  312. Strategic Management: Text and Cases,9th Edition:Gregory Dess
  313. Gerontological Nursing Competencies for Care,4th Edition:Kristen L. Mauk
  314. Secrets of Analytical Leaders:Wayne Eckerson
  315. The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business: Timothy Fort & Stephen Presse
  316. Mathematics for the Trades , 8th Edition:Robert A. Carman & Hal M. Saunders
  317. Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership,6th Edition:Lee G. Bolman & Terrence E. Deal
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  324. Construction Accounting & Financial Management,3rd Edition:Steven J. Peterson
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  326. Essentials of Physical Geology,5th Edition:Reed Wicander
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  66. Family Conflict: Managing the Unexpected,1st Edition: Heather Canary & Daniel Canary
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  68. Parent-Child Relations: An Introduction to Parenting (9th Edition):Jerry J. Bigner & Clara Gerhardt
  69. Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions,9th Edition: Edward P. Sarafino & Timothy W. Smith
  70. Macroeconomics: 5th Canadian Edition - Study Guide and Workbook:N. Gregory Mankiw & William Scarth
  71. Exploring Strategy: Text and Cases (11th Edition):Gerry Johnson & Richard Whittington & Patrick Regnér & Kevan Scholes & Duncan Angwin
  72. Nursing Theorists and Their Work,8th Edition: Martha Alligood
  73. Republican Like Me:Ken Stern
  74. Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction, 1st Edition:P. H. Matthews
  75. Pharmacology (Lippincott Illustrated Reviews Series),5th Edition:Richard A. Harvey & Michelle A Clark & Richard Finkel & Jose A. Rey & Karen Whalen
  76. Real Essays Interactive: A Brief Guide to Writing Essays, Updated Edition:Susan Anker
  77. Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study,10th Edition:Paula S. Rothenberg
  78. IT Strategy: Issues and Practices (3rd Edition): James D. McKeen & Heather A. Smith
  79. Windows Server 2016: Server Infrastructure (IT Pro Solutions):William Stanek
  80. Human Development: A Cultural Approach, 1st Edition:Jeffrey J. Arnett
  81. Diversity in Families,10th Edition:Maxine Baca Zinn; & D. Stanley Eitzen & Barbara Wells
  82. A Novel Approach to Politics: Introducing Political Science through Books, Movies, and Popular Culture, 4th Edition:Douglas A. Van Belle
  83. Julien's Primer of Drug Action - Claire D. Advokat,13th Edition:Advokat, Claire D.& Comaty, Joseph E. & Julien, Robert M.
  84. Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America:Matthew Frye Jacobson
  85. Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles,:George J. Sanchez
  86. Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing, 9th Edition: Carol J. Huston & Bessie L. Marquis
  87. Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America: Erika Lee & Judy Yung
  88. Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life,11th Edition:David M. Newman
  89. The Business Writer's Companion,8th Edition: Gerald J. Alred & Charles T. Brusaw
  90. Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Researcher,6th Edition:Geoffrey E. Mills
  91. Electronic Media: Then, Now, and Later,3rd Edition: Norman J. Medoff & Barbara Kaye
  92. Federal Income Taxation, 13th (Concepts and Insights Series): Marvin Chirelstein and Lawrence Zelenak
  93. American Education,18th Edition:Joel Spring
  94. Elementary Linear Algebra,8th Edition:Ron Larson
  95. Speak Up!: An Illustrated Guide to Public Speaking,3rd Edition: Fraleigh, Douglas M. & Tuman, Joseph S.
  96. Introduction to Logic Design,3rd Edition:Marcovitz, Alan B;
  97. How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines:Thomas C Foster
  98. Textiles: Basics (Fashion Series), 1st Edition:Sara J. Kadolph
  99. Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications,2nd Edition:Fred Van Dyke
  100. Human Resource Management,15th Edition;Gary Dessler
  101. Working with Words,9th Edition: Brian S. Brooks & James L. Pinson
  102. The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication,5th Edition; Robert Trager & Susan Dente Ross
  103. Practical Argument: Short 3rd Edition; Laurie G. Kirszner & Stephen R. Mandell
  104. Prelude to Programming,6th Edition; Stewart Venit & Elizabeth Drake;
  105. Philosophy: A Historical Survey with Essential Readings,9th Edition: Samuel Enoch Stumpf & James Fieser
  106. The Koreas,2nd Edition:Charles K. Armstrong
  107. Cengage Advantage Books: The American Past, Volume I: To 1877, 9th Edition:Joseph R. Conlin
  108. Human Motor Control,2nd Edition:David A. Rosenbaum
  109. Criminal Procedure (Justice Series),3rd Edition:John L. Worrall
  110. Understanding Nutrition,15th Edition:Eleanor Noss Whitney
  111. The Social Organization of Work,5th Edition:Randy Hodson
  112. Il tempo degli stregoni. 1919-1929:Wolfram Eilenberger
  113. Depressione: Quando non è solo tristezza,Italian Edition:C. Di Agostino and M. Fabi
  114. On Epistemology,1st Edition;Linda Zagzebski
  115. Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings,11th Edition; Robert C. Solomon & K athleen M. Higgins
  116. Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting: Concepts and Practices,7th Edition:Michael H. Granof; Saleha B. Khumawala; Thad D. Calabrese; Daniel L. Smith
  117. Leadership and Nursing Care Management, 6th Edition:Diane Huber
  118. Classroom Assessment,1st Edition:Dr Craig A Mertler
  119. Ritratto di uno stalker (Omero), Italian Edition:Cinzia Piccoli
  120. Project Management Case Studies,5th Edition:Harold Kerzner
  121. The Politics of Canadian Foreign Policy, 4th Edition,:Kim Richard Nossal & Stéphane Roussel & Stéphane Paquin
  122. Health and Wellness for Life With Online Study Guide (Health on Demand) 1st Edition:Human Kinetics
  123. HOW 13: A Handbook for Office Professionals,13th Edition: James L. Clark & Lyn R. Clark
  124. Discovering the Internet: Complete,5th Edition:Jennifer Campbell
  125. An Introduction to Community & Public Health,9th Edition: James F. McKenzie & Robert R. Pinger & Denise Seabert
  126. The Brief American Pageant: A History of the Republic, Volume I: To 1877,9th Edition: David M. Kennedy & Lizabeth Cohen
  127. Technical Drawing with Engineering Graphics,15th Edition: Frederick E Giesecke & Alva Mitchell & Henry C Spencer
  128. Solid Waste Engineering: A Global Perspective,3rd Edition: William A. Worrell & P. Aarne Vesilind
  129. Strategic Marketing, 10th Edition:David Cravens & Nigel Piercy
  130. South-Western Federal Taxation 2018: Individual Income Taxes,41th Edition: William H. Hoffman & James C. Young
  131. Human Resource Management,14th Edition: Robert L. Mathis & John H. Jackson
  132. Working in Groups (6th Edition): Isa N. Engleberg & Dianna R. Wynn
  133. Working in Groups: Communication Principles and Strategies, 7th Edition: Isa N. Engleberg & Dianna R. Wynn
  134. Media & Culture: Mass Communication in a Digital Age,10th Edition: Richard Campbell & Christopher R. Martin & Bettina Fabos
  135. Government Policy Towards Business,5th Edition:James A. Brander
  136. The Norton Anthology of English Literature,Vol. 1, 9th Edition:Stephen Greenblatt
  137. Violence and Maltreatment in Intimate Relationships,1st Edition: Cindy L. Miller-Perrin & Robin D. Perrin & Claire M. Renzetti
  138. Introduction to Linear Algebra (5th International Edition):Lee W. Johnson
  139. The New Leadership Challenge, 5th Edition: Sheila C. Grossman & Theresa M. Valiga
  140. The Call to Write, Brief,6th Edition:John Trimbur
  141. Human Nature and the Evolution of Society,1st Edition:Stephen K. Sanderson
  142. Public Administration: An Action Orientation,7th Edition: Robert B. Denhardt & Janet V. Denhardt & Tara A. Blanc
  143. Phlebotomy: A Competency Based Approach,4th Edition: Lillian Mundt & Kathryn Booth
  144. The Legal Environment of Business: Text and Cases,10th Edition:Frank B. Cross
  145. Charlotte Huck's Children's Literature: A Brief Guide,2nd Edition: Kiefer, Barbara & Tyson, Cynthia
  146. Clinical Assessment Workbook: Balancing Strengths and Differential Diagnosis,2nd Edition:Elizabeth Pomeroy
  147. Korea's Online Gaming Empire:Dal Yong Jin
  148. Sensation and Perception, 1st Edition:Steven Yantis
  149. Elementary Statistics in Social Research,12th Edition: James Alan Fox & Jack A. Levin & David R. Forde
  150. Procedures in the Justice System (11th Edition): Cliff Roberson & Harvey Wallace
  151. MLA Handbook, 8th Edition,:The Modern Language Association of America
  152. El bilingüismo en el mundo hispanohablante,1st Edition:Silvina Montrul
  153. The Norton Anthology of English Literature ,Vol. 2,9th Edition:M. H. Abrams & Stephen Greenblatt
  154. The World of Psychology, Eighth Canadian Edition,8th Edition: Samuel E. Wood & Ellen Green Wood & Denise Boyd
  155. Toward a Moral Horizon,2nd Edition: Janet L. Storch & Patricia Rodney & Rosalie Starzomski
  156. Dynamics of Mass Communication: Media in Transition,12th Edition: Joseph Dominick
  157. Empowerment Series: Essential Research Methods for Social Work,4th Edition: Allen Rubin & Earl R. Babbie
  158. Principles of Microeconomics (Second Edition): Lee Coppock & Dirk Mateer
  159. Seeking Food Rights: Nation, Inequality and Repression in Uzbekistan,1st Edition: Nancy R. Rosenberger
  160. Organizational Behavior: Human Behavior at Work,14th Edition:John Newstrom
  161. Business Communication Today,14th Edition: Courtland L. Bovee & John V. Thill;
  162. Canadian Social Policy: A New Introduction,5th Edition: John R Graham & Micheal L. Shier& Roger Delaney
  163. Program Evaluation for Social Workers,7th Edition Richard M. Grinnell & Peter A. Gabor & Yvonne A. Unrau
  164. Design of Buildings for Wind,2nd Edition:Emil Simiu
  165. Macroeconomics (2nd Edition): Daron Acemoglu and David Laibson
  166. The Architecture of Computer Hardware and System Software: An Information Technology Approach,5th Edition:Irv Englander
  167. The Fundamentals of Ethics,3rd Edition: Russ Shafer-Landau
  168. How Children Develop,5th Edition : Robert S. Siegler & Jenny Saffran & Nancy Eisenberg & Judy S. DeLoache
  169. Buildings across Time: An Introduction to World Architecture,4th Edition: Fazio, Michael & Moffett, Marian & Wodehouse, Lawrence
  170. Comparative Employment Relations in the Global Economy,1st Edition:Carola Frege
  171. Intermediate Algebra,7th Edition:Elayn Martin-Gay
  172. American Government and Politics Today: Essentials 2017-2018 Edition:Barbara A. Bardes
  173. Entrepreneurship, Canadian Edition,1st Edition: William D. Bygrave & Andrew Zacharakis & Sean Wise
  174. Digital Media Law,2nd Edition:Ashley Packard
  175. Laboratory Manual for Anatomy and Physiology,4th Edition: Connie Allen & Valerie Harper
  176. The Religion Toolkit: A Complete Guide to Religious Studies,1st Edition: John Morreall & Tamara Sonn
  177. Microeconomics,4th Edition: Paul Krugman & Robin Wells
  178. Digital Media Ethics, 2nd Edition:Charles Ess
  179. Investigating Terrorism: Current Political, Legal and Psychological Issues,1st Edition:John Pearse
  180. The Psychology of Terrorism 2nd Edition:John G. Horgan
  181. Religions of the World (13th Edition): Lewis M. Hopfe & Mark R. Woodward & Brett Hendrickson
  182. Precalculus Enhanced with Graphing Utilities (7th Edition): Michael Sullivan & Michael Sullivan III
  183. Data Abstraction & Problem Solving with C++: Walls and Mirrors (7th Edition): Frank M. Carrano & Timothy M. Henry
  184. Business Communication Essentials,Global 7th Edition: Courtland L. Bovee & John V. Thill
  185. China's Innovation Challenge: Overcoming the Middle-Income Trap: Arie Y. Lewin & Martin Kenney
  186. Politics in China: An Introduction, 2nd Edition:William A. Joseph
  187. Interpersonal Conflict,10th Edition:William Wilmot
  188. Data Structures and Algorithms Using Java, 1st Edition:William McAllister
  189. Word Power Made Easy:Norman Lewis
  190. The Journey of Adulthood (8th Edition):Barbara R. Bjorklund
  191. Statistics for The Behavioral and Social Sciences,5th Edition: Arthur Aron & Elliot J. Coups & Elaine N. Aron
  192. Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game: Andrew Hodges
  193. Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research,6th Edition: Howard S. Friedman & Miriam W. Schustack
  194. Age of Opportunity: Laurence Steinberg
  195. Introduction to Econometrics, Update (3rd Edition): James H. Stock & Mark W. Watson
  196. Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice, 6th Edition: David L. Weimer & Aidan R. Vining
  197. International Trade, Fourth Edition: Robert C. Feenstra & Alan M. Taylor
  198. Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics 11th Edition: Ferdinand P. Beer & E. Russell Johnston Jr. & David Mazurek
  199. Brief Principles of Macroeconomics,8th Edition: N. Gregory Mankiw
  200. Mass Media and American Politics,9th Edition: Doris A. Graber & Johanna Dunaway
  201. Auditing & Assurance Services , 7th Edition: Timothy J Louwers & Allen Blay & David Sinason & Jerry R Strawser & Jay C. Thibodeau
  202. Concepts in Federal Taxation 2018,25th Edition:Kevin E. Murphy
  203. Developmental Psychology: The Growth of Mind and Behavior:Frank Keil
  204. Medical Terminology Quick & Concise: A Programmed Learning Approach,1st Edition: Marjorie Canfield Willis
  205. Organizational Behaviour: Understanding and Managing Life at Work,10th Edition: Gary Johns & Alan M. Saks
  206. Casebook for DSM-5™: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: Elizabeth Ventura
  207. Canadian Business And The Law,6th Edition: Dorothy Duplessis & Shannon O'By
  208. Public Speaking: Strategies for Success (8th Edition):David Zarefsky
  209. Practicing Texas Politics, 2017-2018 Edition,17th Edition: Lyle Brown & Joyce A. Langenegger
  210. A Course in Ordinary Differential Equations, 2nd Edition: Stephen A. Wirkus & Randall J. Swift
  211. Managerial Economics and Strategy,2nd Edition: Jeffrey M. Perloff & James A. Brander
  212. Great Groups: Creating and Leading Effective Groups,1st Edition:David R. Hutchinson
  213. Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, and Culture,4th Edition:Andrew M. Pomerantz
  214. Empowerment Series: Research Methods for Social Work,9th Edition: Allen Rubin & Earl R. Babbie
  215. Human Sexuality Today,8th Edition: Bruce M. King & Pamela Regan
  216. Introduction to US Health Policy,4th Edition:Donald A. Barr
  217. IT Strategy: Issues and Practices (3rd Edition): James D. McKeen & Heather A. Smith
  218. Lifelong Motor Development,7th Edition:Carl Gabbard
  219. GMAT Prep Plus 2018: 6 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online + Video + Mobile:Kaplan Test Prep
  220. 5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems,2nd Edition:Manhattan Prep
  221. GMAT Prep Guide 2017-2018:GMAT Advanced Review Strategy Team
  222. GRE Prep Plus 2018: Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online + Video + Mobile:Kaplan Test Prep
  223. Prebles' Artforms (11th Edition): Duane Preble Emeritus & Sarah Preble & Patrick L. Frank
  224. The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America's Top Traders: Jack D Schwager
  225. Statistical Methods for Engineers,3rd Edition: G. Geoffrey Vining & Scott Kowalski
  226. Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture,8th Edition:Stanley Baran
  227. Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management,12th Edition:Jay Heizer & Barry Render & Chuck Munson
  228. Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology: Essentials of Respiratory Care,6th Edition:Terry Des Jardins
  229. Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology, 9th Edition:Douglas S. Gardenhire
  230. Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance, 7th Edition: Jean M. Williams & Vikki Krane
  231. Infants and Children: Prenatal through Middle Childhood (8th Edition): Laura E. Berk & Adena B. Meyers
  232. How to Write and Present Technical Information, 4th Edition:Charles H. Sides
  233. How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing, 1st Edition:Paul J. Silvia
  234. Sound Systems: Design and Optimization,3rd Edition:Bob McCarthy
  235. Dental Instruments: A Pocket Guide, 4th Edition:Linda R. Bartolomucci Boyd
  236. Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician,2nd Edition:Richard Cadena
  237. Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist,7th Edition:Haveles, Elena Bablenis
  238. Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist,4th Edition: Jill S. Gehrig & Donald E. Willmann
  239. Sound System Engineering, 4th Edition: Davis, Don & Patronis, Eugene & Brown, Pat
  240. Master Handbook of Acoustics, 6th Edition: F. Alton Everest & Ken C Pohlmann
  241. University Calculus: Early Transcendentals (3rd Edition): Joel R. Hass & Maurice D. Weir & George B. Thomas
  242. Design Concepts for Engineers,5th Edition:Mark N. Horenstein
  243. Passing the PRINCE2 Exams For Dummies:Nick Graham
  244. ITIL For Dummies,1st Edition:Peter Farenden
  245. 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People , 1st Edition:Susan Weinschenk
  246. The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition:Don Norman
  247. Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management,10th Edition:Don M. Chance
  248. Japanese from Zero! 2:George Trombley & Yukari Takenaka
  249. Management of Information Security,5th Edition:Michael E. Whitman
  250. Strategic Management and Business Policy,14th Edition: Thomas L. Wheelen & J. David Hunger &, Alan N. Hoffman & Chuck Bamford
  251. Why We Work (TED Books): Barry Schwartz
  252. Readings about the Social Animal,11th Edition: Aronson, Joshua & Elliot Aronson
  253. Statistics for Business and Economics,13th Edition: James T. McClave & P. George Benson
  254. Organizational Behavior,10th Edition: Robert Kreitner & Angelo Kinicki
  255. Business & Society: Ethics, Sustainability & Stakeholder Management,10th Edition: Archie B. Carroll & Jill Brown & Ann K. Buchholtz
  256. Organizational Behaviour: Concepts, Controversies, Applications, Seventh Canadian Edition: Nancy Langton & Stephen P. Robbins & Timothy A. Judge
  257. Japanese from Zero! 1,6th Edition: George Trombley & Yukari Takenaka
  258. Survey of ECON,3rd Edition:Robert L. Sexton
  259. Creating Country Music: Fabricating Authenticity,1st Edition:Richard A. Peterson
  260. Experimental Organic Chemistry: A Miniscale & Microscale Approach,6th Edition;John C. Gilbert
  261. Psychology and the Challenges of Life: Adjustment and Growth,13th Edition: Jeffrey S. Nevid & Spencer A. Rathus
  262. Strategic Management: Concepts: Competitiveness and Globalization,12th Edition:Michael A. Hitt
  263. Essentials of International Relations,7th Edition:Karen A. Mingst & Ivan M. Arreguín-Toft
  264. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Enlarged Edition:Bernard Bailyn
  265. Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different:Gordon S. Wood
  266. Struggle for Democracy, The, 2014 Elections and Updates Edition (11th Edition): Edward S. Greenberg & Benjamin I. Page
  267. Anderson's Business Law and the Legal Environment, Comprehensive Volume,23th Edition: David P. Twomey & ‎Marianne M. Jennings & ‎Stephanie Greene
  268. College Algebra and Trigonometry,6th Edition:Margaret L. Lial & John Hornsby
  269. Julie Taboulie's Lebanese Kitchen: Authentic Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Mediterranean Home Cooking:Julie Ann Sageer & Leah Bhabha
  270. Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, Sixth Edition:Benjamin A. Pierce
  271. Abnormal Psychology and Life: A Dimensional Approach,2nd Edition: Christopher A. Kearney & Timothy J. Trull;
  272. Foundations of Economics: A Christian View:Shawn Ritenour
  273. Eleventh Hour CISSP®,3rd Edition: Eric Conrad & Seth Misenar & Joshua Feldman
  274. Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies (Aspen Student Treatise), 5th Edition:Erwin Chemerinsky
  275. Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum,13th Edition:Laurence M. Behrens & Leonard J. Rosen
  276. Sociology,14th Edition:John J. Macionis
  277. Why Civil Resistance Works:Erica Chenoweth & Maria Stephan
  278. Primate Behavioral Ecology, 5th Edition:Karen B. Strier
  279. Western Attitudes toward Death: Professor Philippe Ariès
  280. Beginning Behavioral Research: A Conceptual Primer (7th Edition): Ralph L. Rosnow & Robert Rosenthal
  281. PostgreSQL: Up and Running,2nd Edition:Regina O. Obe
  282. Muscles: Testing and Function, with Posture and Pain,5th Edition: Kendall, Florence Peterson & McCreary, Elizabeth Kendall,
  283. Secrets: On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation:Sissela Bok
  284. Tourism: Principles, Practices, Philosophies,12th Edition:Charles R. Goeldner & J. R. Brent Ritchie
  285. The Video Game Debate,1st Edition: Rachel Kowert & Thorsten Quandt
  286. Nutrition Assessment: Clinical and Research Applications, 1st Edition: Nancy Munoz &, Melissa Bernstein
  287. Handbook of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 1st Edition: Jerry M. Suls & Karina W. Davidson & Robert M. Kaplan
  288. The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View,3rd Edition:Laura A. King
  289. The Rehabilitation Specialist's Handbook; 4th Edition:Serge H. Roy & Steven L. Wolf & David A. Scalzitti
  290. The Reluctant Fundamentalist:Mohsin Hamid
  291. Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness,: Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley
  292. The Purposeful Argument: A Practical Guide,2nd Edition:Harry Phillips & Patricia Bostian
  293. Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences,4th Edition:Brigitte Baldi & David S. Moore
  294. The Practice of Public Relations , 13th Edition:Fraser P. Seitel
  295. Functional Anatomy for Physical Therapists,1st Edition:Jutta Hochschild
  296. The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham:Esther Hicks & Jerry Hicks
  297. The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition:John W. James & Russell Friedman
  298. The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles:Padraic Colum
  299. The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets, 6th Canadian Edition,:Frederic S. Mishkin
  300. Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team,:Prendergast, Heather
  301. The Psychology Major's Companion,: Dana S. Dunn & Jane S. Halonen
  302. The European Culture Area,6th Edition:Alexander B. Murphy & Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov
  303. Perspectives on International Relations: Power, Institutions, and Ideas,5th Edition:Henry R. Nau
  304. Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources, Volume I,3rd Edition:Strayer, Robert W.
  305. Pierson and Fairchild's Principles & Techniques of Patient Care, 6th Edition: Sheryl L. Fairchild & Roberta Kuchler O'Shea & Robin Washington
  306. Modern Management,14th Edition: Samuel C. Certo & S. Trevis Certo
  307. Microeconomics (The Pearson Series in Economics), 5th Edition:R. Glenn Hubbard & Anthony P. O'Brien
  308. Managers and the Legal Environment: Strategies for Business,9th Edition:Constance E. Bagley
  309. The American Promise, Value Edition, Volume 2: A History of the United States,7th Edition:James L. Roark & Michael P. Johnson & Patricia Cline Cohen & Sarah Stage & Susan M. Hartmann
  310. Technical Communication, MLA Update , 14th Edition:John M. Lannon & Laura J. Gurak
  311. Survey of Economics , 9th Edition:Irvin B. Tucker
  312. Learning to Program with Alice,3rd Edition:Wanda P. Dann
  313. Strategic Management: Text and Cases,9th Edition:Gregory Dess
  314. Gerontological Nursing Competencies for Care,4th Edition:Kristen L. Mauk
  315. Secrets of Analytical Leaders:Wayne Eckerson
  316. The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business: Timothy Fort & Stephen Presse
  317. Mathematics for the Trades , 8th Edition:Robert A. Carman & Hal M. Saunders
  318. Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership,6th Edition:Lee G. Bolman & Terrence E. Deal
  319. An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics: Theory and Cases,2nd Edition:Bernard E. Rollin
  320. A First Course in Probability (International ed of 9th revised ed) ,9th Edition:Sheldon Ross
  321. Argumentation and Critical Decision Making,8th Edition:Richard D. Rieke
  322. Reason and Responsibility: Readings in Some Basic Problems of Philosophy,16th Edition:Joel Feinberg
  323. BRS Physiology,7th Edition:Linda S. Costanzo
  324. Financial Accounting, 6th Canadian Edition:Walter T. Harrison Jr. & Charles T. Horngren & C. William Thomas
  325. Construction Accounting & Financial Management,3rd Edition:Steven J. Peterson
  326. Experiences in Movement and Music,5th Edition:Rae Pica
  327. Essentials of Physical Geology,5th Edition:Reed Wicander
  328. The West: Encounters and Transformations, Volume 1 (5th Edition):Brian Levack and Edward Muir
  329. The Ultimate Job Hunter's Guidebook,7th Edition:Susan Greene
  330. The American Promise, Value Edition, Combined Volume: A History of the United States,7th Edition:James L. Roark & Patricia Cline Cohen & Sarah Stage & Susan M. Hartmann & Martin P. Johnson
  331. Biological Psychology, 11th Edition:James W. Kalat
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  20. Climate Change: The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future ,1st Edition:Edmond Mathez & Jason Smerdon
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  23. Business and Administrative Communication, 11th Edition:Kitty O. Locker & Donna S. Kienzler
  24. Communicating in Small Groups: Principles and Practices ,11th Edition:Steven A. Beebe & John T. Masterson
  25. MCSA Guide to Configuring Advanced Microsoft Windows Server 2012 /R2 Services, Exam 70-412,1st Edition:Greg Tomsho
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  27. Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice, and Research,5th Edition:Joanna Rowe Kaakinen & Deborah Padgett Coehlo
  28. Evidence-Based Nursing,4th Edition:Sarah Jo Brown
  29. Developmental Biology,11th Edition: Scott F. Gilbert & Michael J. F. Barresi
  30. Understanding Wine Chemistry,1st Edition: Andrew L. Waterhouse & Gavin L. Sacks & David W. Jeffery
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  32. Basic College Mathematics,8th Edition:John Tobey Jr.
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  34. Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics,7th Edition: Fawwaz T. Ulaby & Umberto Ravaioli
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  38. How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You,1st Edition:Leil Lowndes
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2019.12.02 23:38 annadpk Javanese Islamization and Fragmentation (Part II)

Javanese History Matrix and Trend in Javanese History (Part I)

ISLAMIZATION AND FRAGMENTATION / DIVERSIFICATION

This is a very complicated topic. For much of history, Javanese looked at religion and beliefs from an Eastern perspective. Prior to becoming Muslims, all Javanese didn't distinguish between agama and adat, there was only "agama". Adat is an Arabic term for customs. Agama in Sanskrit means teaching / precepts that have come down or literally means tradition. In Hinduism, Agama text are divide into 3 branches Shaivism (Shiva), Vaishnavism (Vishnu), and Shaktism (Devi). They are separate from Vedas. Vedic form of worship requires no shrine and ritual. Agama involves puja (rituals) to idols. Best way to describe it is Vedas are "pure science" and Agama "applied science" It is more complicated, but it is the best way to describe the difference. Some Agamas are pre-vedic, some are post-vedic, some are separate from the vedas, others aren't.
Most Indians can tell you that a lot of Malay/Javanese wedding rituals are very similar to Indian ones. What reformist Muslim and the Dutch did during the 19th century was separate adat from agama.
To illustrate this further, the Javanese believe that Agama is like Agemen, or clothes in Javanese Krama. It is different from what is inside. So the ritual (Agama) can change, but what is inside is more immutable. What is interesting is how close the words Agama and Ageman are, which isn't coincidence, because agama in Sanskrit can also mean to appear or to be present.
The Javanese also viewed beliefs syncretically. This means while they treated Hinduism and Buddhism as separate, individuals can worship Hindu deities and the Buddha. Javanese Buddhism were Mahayana Buddhism like in East Asia rather than Theravada Buddhism like in Mainland SEA, there are more similarities with Japan/China than countries in Mainland SEA. Majapahit Queen Regents could rule as Hindus, and retire to a Buddhist nunnery, similar to the way some Japanese emperors would retire to a Buddhist monastery. This is different from India, where there was significant tension between Hinduism and Buddhism. The the verse in Kakawin Sutasoma, where Bhinneka Tunggal Ika comes from, symbolizes this syncretism.

GEERTZ VS RICKLEFS

Clifford Geertz in his famous work "Religion of Java" divides Javanese society into three groups - Abangan, Santri and Priyayi. While many consider Geertz outdated, its still relevant today, because many Indonesians still use these terms when talking about the Javanese approach to religion. While Ricklefs share some of the common criticism of Geertz like romanticizing beliefs of abangan and down playing the role of Islam. Ricklefs main criticism of Geertz is Geertz assumes the abangan and priyayi have always existed without putting it in a historical context. Ricklefs in his book Mystic synthesis in Java: A history of Islamisation from the fourteenth to the early nineteenth centuries (2006) argues by early 19th century, Javanese society had adopted a mystic synthesis
I argue in my book Mystic synthesis in Java (Ricklefs forthcoming, especially 204-5, 214-17) that by the early nineteenth century a synthesis of 1. firm Islamic identity, 2. observation of Islam’s five pillars, and 3. acceptance of indigenous spiritual forces, all within the capacious boundaries of what Javanese understood Sufism to be, was found not only among the elite but also – so far as we can see from the limited evidence – among Javanese commoners
While I have criticism of Geertz, Ricklefs theory has more problems than answers, among them being:
However, it wasn't clear to Javanese scholars and courtiers in the late 18th century that Islam had achieved the Ricklef's mystical synthesis. In Serat Cabolek, supposedly written by Raden Ngabehi Yasadipura I, the famous Surakarta court poet of 18th century, highlights the tensions between orthodox Islam and Javanese beliefs. Yasadipura I views
The Shari’a as a container, not as the contents of the spiritual life. Shari’a is essential as a guide that is central to human outward life, but more important is the spiritual content. The ultimate goal of the human spiritual life is to know ‘from where’ and ‘where’ life is. In other words, it is to know himself that in reality is a manifestation of God. For Yasadipura I the greatest contribution to humanity in the quest for life perfectness, namely: the teachings of Dewa Ruci. It provides answers to the problem of ‘from where’ and ‘where’ of human existence. From the perspective of Javanese tradition, the change of the container by declaring itself a Muslim who upholds that the Shariah creates no obstacles. Provided that the person maintains his Javanese belief in his efforts to achieve ma’rifat, which in Javanese is called “pamoring kawula Gusti” (unity between the Servant and God)
This interpretation of Serat Cabolek accepted by most Indonesian scholars is based on S. Soebardi 1975 translation and interpretation of Serat Cabolek. Ricklefs in his 1998 work The Seen and Unseen Worlds in Java, 1726-1749: History, Literature and Islam in the Court of Pakubuwana II disputes Yasadipura I authorship and believes that Serat Cabolek was about the dangers of Kyai with a poor understanding of Islam propagating it.
In this section I will provide a brief overview of the development of Islam in Tanah Jawa for the four periods.

SULTAN AGUNG (1613) TO JAVA WAR (1825-30)

The presence of Muslims was already seen in the Majapahit court by the mid-15th century by burial markers with Arabic writing on them. In the early 1500s there were well established communities of foreign Muslims in the North Coast of Java (Pesisir) - Malays, Arabs, Chinese. By the end of 1400s, the Majapahit was on its last legs; however, Muslims Sultanates that came after it, like Demak and Pahang were short lived and weak. The conversion of Javanese to Islam during from the fall of the Majapahit (1526) to the Peace of Gayatri (1755) can be characterized by several attributes.
  1. It was ad hoc, haphazard and multifaceted. Sometimes people converted because their lord converted, sometimes because of traveling preachers and later on concerted efforts by pesantrens. By the time, Sultan Agung established the Javanese Islamic Calendar in 1634, only pesisir was Islamized and the majority of the peasantry in the interior were most likely still non-Muslim. The reasons why I suspect this was the case was when Sultan Agung attacked Wali stronghold in Giri, written accounts talk about non--Javanese troops defending the stronghold, but little mention surrounding Javanese rising up and defending Giri. Also under Sultan Agung there were religious villages were given tax breaks, meaning it was rare enough that it had to be encouraged..
  2. Conversion of the Javanese to Islam was slow because of the following three reasons a) The Javanese made up more than 50% of the population of Maritime SEA in the 1600s. Most of the missionaries or preachers were either foreign (Arab, Indian or Chinese) or from ethnic groups like the Malays. Minang that were much smaller in number than the Javanese b) They were most Dharmic influenced region in Indonesia much more so than the Sundanese c) For more than two hundreds years after the collapse of the Majapahit, Tanah Jawa was beset by constant warfare.
  3. Javanese rulers both advanced and curbed Islam's spread. Unlike, rulers in other parts of the archipelago, the Javanese rulers conversion to Islam didn't necessarily mean his subjects followed. The Javanese rulers didn't gain their legitimacy through their association with Islam. From end of Sultan Agung reign in 1645, it wasn't for another hundred years that a Mataram leader took the title of Sultan. During this period from 1613-1755 there were two periods of strong Islamization, one under Sultan Agung from 1634-1645, and under Ratu Pakubuwana 1690-1732. Some scholar believed Islamization continued after Sultan Agung, I believed there was a pause for fifty years until the reign of Ratu Pakubuwana.
  4. The majority of Javanese prior to 19th century most likely still saw religion in Eastern syncretic terms than a defined Western / Abrahamic view of religion. The problem is we don't know much about Islam in Java prior to 19th century. In Adrian Vicker 1987 work Hinduism and Islam in Indonesia: Bali and the Pasisir World he describes communities in Bali in the 19th century that used Islamic incantations and called upon Allah and other prophets. The Balinese attitude toward Islam was varied, and it was largely among the priestly caste were it was antagonistic. I assume the Javanese farmer in 18th century would have a similar view of belief, he might visit Muslim Kyai for a blessing, but also a dukun.
By the beginning of the 19th century the vast majority of Javanese identify with Islam; however, they still believed there were tensions between Javanese culture and Islam, and being Javanese didn't equal being Muslim. The intervening period from Sultan Agung's death in 1649 to rule of Ratu Pakubuwana in 1690. Islamization stalled as a result of Amangkurat I purge of 6000 ulama and their families in 1648. Thus, in the interior of Java, there was only a century of strong Islamization between 1600-1800 (The last decade under Sultan Agung and after 1700). Secondly, the Hindu Blambangan in East Java only fell in 1771. Its nobility converted to Islam after 1770s, and there there were still Hindu communities in the Blambangan (outside the Tenggar region) well into the 19th century. Thirdly, in the Javanese epic Serat Centhini released in 1814, the characters Jayengsari and Rancangkapti visit Hindu societies in the Tenggar region. They discuss religion with the Hindu figure Ki Ajar Satmoko, who replies "My son, while the practice of Islam, Buddhism and Brahmanism are different, the aim is the same - to worship the God Almighty"

END OF JAVA WAR (1830) TO 1965 PURGES

The second period, between the end of the Java until the anti-Communist purges in 1965, was a period of deep changes in Javanese society as you can see from the previous sections, not just in religion, but economics, society and language. Ricklefs in his work Polarising Javanese society: Islamic and other visions c.1830-1930 (2007), where he argues that Javanese society became more polarized. Ricklef notes the principals features of this polarization are
Unfortunately, what he is describing above isn't polarization but fragmentation of Javanese society, with some components entering into a life and death struggle in the Javanese countryside (PKI and NU Muslims). Polarization is defined as the act of dividing something, especially something that contains different people or opinions, into two completely separate groups. What Ricklef is trying to draw parallels to Westerns societies like Netherlands and Germany from end of the Wars of Religion to the 19 to 20th century, where societies were divided between Catholics and Protestants, Catholics would go to their own schools, live in certain neighborhoods and later extend their support to political parties and even football clubs. Javanese society wasn't as polarized and civil society organizations were weaker relative to the state. The pesantren only begun educating a noticeable number of nobility and courtiers in late 17th century. and by 1840s they were already facing competition from colonial and missionary schools Whereas in Europe, the Catholic Church had been operating educational institutions for 400-700 years before the state involved itself in education in 19th century.
A society with a more established and cohesive Muslim identity like West Sumatran society during the Padri Wars 1808-1830 was polarized. What Javanese society experienced in the 19-20th century was cornucopia of ideologies and processes of the 19th and early 20th century - Islamic Modernism, Christianity, Socialism, Hindu-Buddhist Revival, Nationalism, plantation agriculture and industrialization. What you get in such a scenario is fragmentation or more positively diversification
Starting from the early 19th century there was increased contact with the Middle East, and this was noted by the exponential growth in the people traveling on the Hajj from Java from the 1850s to 1920
In 1850, the colonial regime recorded forty-eight such departures and in 1851 only twenty-three. By 1858, however, the figure was 2,283. Similar numbers were found throughout the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with particularly high figures in some years: 5,322 were reported in 1898, 4,530 in1908, 7,614 in 1911 and 15,036 in 1921(in the last case including pilgrims from Madura).
Usually the people who could afford to travel to Mecca were the santri, who were often middle men between the Dutch and the typical abangan villager. One also saw a rapid expansion in students enrolled in the pesantren from 93000 in 1863 to 270,000 in 1890s.
Muhammadiyah was formed in 1912 in Yogyakarta by Ahmad Dahlan. belongs to modernist school, with Dahlan being very much influenced by the Egyptian scholar, Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905). First, Muhammad Abduh believed that Muslims couldn't just rely on medieval interpretations, but should use the two gifts that God had given man - independence of thought and independence of will. Secondly, believed that Islamic religious teachings could be reasoned and rationalized.Thirdly, he believed the Muslims should look forward, and not be held down by tradition and superstition. Some scholars like Mark Woodward have tried to group Islamic modernist organizations like Muhammadiyah with Salafism, because both seek a return to the teachings of the first generation of Muslims (Salaf). But this association is disputed by Muhammadiyah
Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) was formed in 1926 as a traditionalist response to the rise of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia and Islamic Modernism in Indonesia (Muhammadiyah). Many believe NU represents the traditional syncretic Javanese Islam. Generally that is true, however, there are some NU clerics that are very orthodox and more "conservative" than many Muhammadiyah members. To get a clearer understanding, NU should also be seen as a traditional Islamist movement within the wider Muslims world. What does that mean? NU follows Sunni orthodoxy in accepting Shafi'i jurisprudence, Ash'ari or Maturidi theology and Sufism of al-Junayad and al-Ghazali
I would like to briefly elaborate on the differences between NU vs Muhammadiyah within a broader Islamic framework, rather than the usual traditionalist-syncratic vs modernist-orthodox arguments one usually finds in the media, by describing the differences in three key areas. First is the veneration of saints (ie Walisongo), most traditionalist organizations like NU and FPI, veneration of Saints is acceptable for Muslims. For Muhammadiyah and other Islamic modernist is they foster superstition and goes against Tawhid (oneness of God). The difference between Muhammadiyah and Wahhabist in this regard, Muhammadiyah and other modernist organization won't allow followers to worship at shrines of Saints, but won't try to destroy as a Wahhabist would. In addition, for Muhammadiyah, worshiping at shrine/artefacts devoted to Muhammad is consistent with Tawhid, while for many Wahhabist it is not. The second aspect is interpreting the Quran. NU belongs to Ashʿari, the foremost school of theology in Sunni Islam, which believes that interpretations of the Quran (Tafsir) and the Hadith should keep developing with the aid of older interpretations. It was founded by Abu al-Hasan al-Ashʿari. Puritanical critics of Ash'ari (ie Wahhabist) have accused it of lack of literalism and speculative interpretation. Most early Muhammadiyah thinkers saw themselves as rationalist Ash'aris. Lastly, is Muhammadiyah sought to limit the importance of Taqlid. Taqlid is an Islamic terminology denoting the conformity of one person to the teaching of another. Ideally for Islamic Modernist, people should reach their own conclusions about the Quran and not "blindly" follow the interpretations of others. This is where most of the early conflicts between NU and Muhammadiyah, because many of the Javanese Kyai had developed what Ahmad Dahlan saw as often heretical interpretations of the Quran. There was also the practice of Kyai offering blessings for money, which Dahlan saw as abuse of religious authority.
However, this increasing orthodoxy of Islam in Java in the 19th century, led to the gradual development of a abangan and santri identity, The first mention of abangan was by the Dutch missionary, W. Hoezoo in 1855, in which he translated the abangan (the reds), as being profane or secular. This was further followed by Ganswijk who reported from Kediri in 1856
Whoever among ordinary Javanese is, for whatever reasons, attracted to religion then takes himself to a school where an aged Javanese teacher reading, praying, singing etc in Arabic. Then goes goes to the mosque and lo longer belongs to the lay "red population" (bangsa abangan, ' the stupid multitude who don't know the law, but rather to the bangsa putihan (the white stocks, the holy ones)
Until the first decades of 20th most abangan were not conscious of their identity, since it was term used by the santri to describes those less religious. For example, most Javanese who had converted to Christianity were abangan, and the main reason for converting was to gain higher social status, education, money, rather than a dissatisfaction with Islam. The same could be said of the priyayi like Albertus Soegijapranata, the first native bishop of the Dutch East Indies.
However, by the 1830-60s, small number of Javanese began to declare Islam as incompatible with being Javanese, and "anti-Islamic" works begin to emerge, calling for the Javanese to return their original religion of Hindu-Buddhism or as some argue a rejection of a purer less Javanese versions of Islam. The three works are Babad Kedhiri (1873), Suluk Gatholoco (1872 latest) and Serat Dermagandhul (1873). The dates shown are the published dates or were first noticed by Dutch missionaries. Scholars suspect these three text were written sometime after Java War, 1830 to 1860s. All three texts were met with protest in 1910-20 and banned under Order Baru; however, since 1998 all three works have been republished. The authorship of the works is unknown, for example, some have attributed Darmagandhul to Ronggawarsita or to Tunggul Wulung.
Babad Kediri claims to reveal the secret his­tory of the triumph of Islam in Java. The fall of Majapahit, the last and greatest of the pre-Islamic kingdoms, was ascribed to the treachery of the first Sultan of Demak and his close advi­sors from the wall. A crucial figure in the story is Sabda Palon, who advises the king of Majapahit, Brawijaya V, to persevere in his Hindu-Buddhist faith, and is later revealed to be Semar. Suluk Gatoloco describes the journey of a talking penis (gato-penis, loco - masterbate) in a mystical-dystopian Java travelling between opium dens, brothels and pensatren. He has multiple sexual adventures, makes fools of the kiai, proclaims Muhammad to be an opium smoker, religion of Islam is a religion for Arabs. The confes­sion of faith is explained as a metaphor for sexual intercourse, and Kala­mullah (the word of God) is interpreted as sexual penetration, Serat Darmagandhul (Darma - together and gandhul - hanging testicle) combines the historical revisionism of Babad Kediri with the ribald iconoclasm of Suluk Gatoloco. Islamisation is again a great mistake perpetrated upon the Javanese by dishonourable Sultan of Demak and the Wali, Upon their victory, these traitors burn all the buda books to prevent Javanese from reverting to their old faith. The poem ends with a prophecy that Java will revert back to the old religion from Islam.
There are many interpretation of these works, and even though the works are fictional, they ended up impacting how some Javanese view religion, history and society well into the 20th century. . Alot of New Javanese literature (Sastra Jawa Baru) which covers Javanese literature written from 18th to 19th century, even those which have mystical / historical settings are often political and social commentary of the period in which the work was created. There are three major social and political themes
Zeman Eden
The three works can be seen within the context of Ranggawarsita 's Zaman Eden theme in his Serat Kalatidha (1860), particularly Suluk Gatholoco and Serat Darmagandhul. A journey of walking and talking penis having debates with the ulema, in between visiting opium dens and having sex pretty much expresses the craziness. The most likely period in which the works were written (1830-60s) was the low point in Javanese civilization. Diponegoro's rebellion had failed and Java was controlled by the Dutch with the Javanese peasants working under the Cultivation System with the Santri, Chinese and Priyayi all playing a hand in the colonial machinery. As they were being exploited, little money they had left was often was spent on Opium being sold by the Chinese with proceeds collected by both the Dutch and Sultanates.
Knowledge and Learning
In Darmagandhul the author constantly plays with the words buda (what he refers to as the old religion of Java - Hindu Buddhism) and budi (culture/ knowledge), While some have accused the Dermagandhul of advocating for conversion to Christianity, the author praises Christianity because they put knowledge and learning as their Gods. The Javanese epic Serat Centhini (1814) setups the discourse in Suluk Gatoloco. In Serat Centhini the nobility and priest don't have magical powers, and knowledge (ngelmu) is in the hands of skilled professional and compilers. Gatoloco special ability is his matchless skill in langauge and argument. In the Suluk Gatoloco the protagonist wins debates with the Kyai not through magic, but through wit and worldly knowledge and street smarts, Gatococo mocking of the Santri in his debates could be seen an attack on orthodox forms of Islam, but its also an attack on Islam in Java with its esoteric sufi interpretations. This focus on knowledge and learning should be seen within the context of the Cultivation System and interaction with the Dutch, where Javanese society was taught the importance of working based on production and against the clock 2) The presence of Western education brought by missionary and colonial government introduced the native elite to Western science and learning.
This criticism of pensatren amd Santri should be seen in the context of much greater choice in education opportunities for the Javanese upper classes in 1860-70s. In the early 19th century, for Javanese nobility, education either meant being educated by tutors at home or going to a pesantren. Now they had the choice of schools setup by the colonial government and missionary schools (Protestant and Catholic). Moreover, for Javanese girls of noble birth, the missionary schools provided their first opportunity for a formal education. NU didn't setup schools for girls until the 1930s.
Javanism and Returning to Buda
All three works have an anti-Islamic theme, and in Kediri and Darmagandhul they also call for Javanese society to revert back to its Javanese-Hindu-Buddhist roots (referred to as Buda), and to turn away from Islam. Sabdo Pulon's denouncing of Brawijaya conversion to Islam in the Serat Darmagandhul makes clear that Islam was a civilization mistake. Both Gatoloco and Darmagandhul are also works of Javanese chauvinism, and makes repeatedly attacks on Arabs and Chinese, the first public criticism of Darmagandhul were from the Chinese Indonesian community in 1920s, Muslims follow shortly thereafter.
Since the fall of the Majapahit, rulers have used the mantle of restored Majapahit to rally support. However, Javanese revivalism of the 19th century shouldn't just been seen is Majapahit restoration or anti-Islam, but within a broader Asian Hindu-Buddhist revival created in part by European excavation and restoration of archaeological sites, and Western interest in Eastern religions (Buddhism and Hinduism). Lastly, while there had been contact between Java and Bali during 17-18th century, but on the Javanese side it was limited to hiring Balinese as advisors and mercenaries. The reduced rivalry after the fall of the Blambangan and Dutch control of parts of Bali in 19th century, saw greater contact between the Javanese elite and Bali. Ronggawarsita (1802-1873), the last great court poet of the Javanese Kraton, in his youth went to Bali to study Old Javanese works. By the 1870s, one version of the Darmagandhul was found in Bali
Some of the theme touched upon by these works manifest directly or indirectly later in social and political movements. The Javanese nationalism/chauvinism and desire for Western knowledge form the basis for Taman Siswa and Budi Utomo. These works foreshadow the coming tensions between the santri and abangan dominated PKI in the 1960-60s, down to sexual themes. The story of Sabdo Palon in Darmagandhul is taken seriously among Kejawen Javanese, Hindu Javanese and Balinese, and helps forms the basis for Hindu revivalism in Java

ANTI COMMUNIST PURGES 1965 TO FALL OF SUHARTO 1998

The Anti-Communist purges while being labelled by some as a "genocide", were by Javanese standards not the most catarophic event in terms of lives lost as % of the population, that would belong either to the Java War of 1825-30 and the Japanese occupation between 1942-45. Secondly, the religious impact on Javanese society was just as profound as the political impact, brought about by Indonesian government's religious policies which have been closely associated with the 1965 events. The impact of these religious policies fall into two interlinked processes. the Bureaucratization of Religion and the Abrahamization of Religion.
Bureaucratization and Abrahamization of Religion
In January 27, 1965, Sukarno signed PENETAPAN PRESIDEN REPUBLIK INDONESIA NOMOR 1/PNPS TAHUN 1965 (1/PNPS/1965) after pressure from conservative Muslim leaders. The contents of the law itself talks about making sure religions aren't misinterpretation. But it was explanation at the back of the law, that provided as to why it was passed
Telah ternyata, bahwa pada akhir-akhir ini hampir di seluruh Indonesia tidak sedikit timbul aliran-aliran atau organisasi kebatinan/kepercayaan masyarakat yang bertentangan dengan ajaran-ajaran dan hukum Agama. Diantara ajaran-ajaran/perbuatan-perbuatan pada pemeluk aliran-aliran tersebut sudah banyak yang telah menimbulkan hal-hal yang melanggar hukum, memecah persatuan Nasional dan menodai Agama. Dari kenyataan teranglah, bahwa aliran-aliran atau Organisasi-organisasi kebatinan/kepercayaan masyarakat yang menyalah-gunakan dan/atau mempergunakan Agama sebagai pokok, pada akhir-akhir ini bertambah banyak dan telah berkembang kearah yang sangat membahayakan Agama-agama yang ada.
At the time Sukarno was being pressured by Conservative Muslim to restrict the activities of people who practised indigenous faiths. Further in the explanation section of the law it elaborated the six main religions followed by Indonesians Islam, Buddhism, Protestantism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism. However, it doesn't mean other religions can't be practiced, but they don;t get any official support.
The law had three effects on Indonesian religious life, and of all the Muslim majority ethnic groups, the Javanese were impacted the most. First, it "forced" many nominal Muslims or follower of kejawen to pick one of the five officials religions (Confucianism have been removed in 1967). While most put down Islam, many of them picked Christianity An estimated two million nominal Muslims (mostly Javanese) converted to Christianity from 1965-70. In East Java, Gereja Kristen Jawa Timur baptized 10,000 from July to August 1966 People did so out of fear of being accused of being a PKI member for not having a religion.. They choose Christianity, because the path to becoming a Christian was clear and relatively quick. The reason for this speed at which people converted was because by 1967, the government added a religion column to identification papers, which none had existed before.
Secondly, in line with the law there was renewed effort to Abrahamize religion in Indonesia by laying down the religious doctrine of each of the five official religions and than controlling them through a Directorate General in the Department of Religious Affairs. All of the five religions were supposed to have a set of religious text (kitab). For Balinese Hindus the process had begun in the mid-1950s. In addition, the two Eastern religions of Buddhism and Hinduism, where made more monotheistic so to be in line with the first Sila of Pancasila, Ketuhanan Maha Esa. The first President of the Indonesian Buddhist Organization, Bhikku Ashin Jinarakkhita, proposed that there was a single supreme deity, Sanghyang Adi Buddha, In Buddhism, the question of whether there is a supreme being or not, is not an important question.
Thirdly, the New Order government enforced this clearer religious divide, by increasing the number of teachers of religion, and the number of religion classes. Each student was supposed to be taught his assigned religion. Under Sukarno,, a teacher might show up once a month or often not at all.

The Modern Javanese Identity (Part III)

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2019.12.01 06:12 annadpk Javanese Islamization and Fragmentation (Part II)

ISLAMIZATION AND FRAGMENTATION / DIVERSIFICATION

This is a very complicated topic. For much of history, Javanese looked at religion and beliefs from an Eastern perspective. Prior to becoming Muslims, all Javanese didn't distinguish between agama and adat, there was only "agama". Adat is an Arabic term for customs. Agama in Sanskrit means teaching / precepts that have come down or literally means tradition. In Hinduism, Agama text are divide into 3 branches Shaivism (Shiva), Vaishnavism (Vishnu), and Shaktism (Devi). They are separate from Vedas. Vedic form of worship requires no shrine and ritual. Agama involves puja (rituals) to idols. Best way to describe it is Vedas are "pure science" and Agama "applied science" It is more complicated, but it is the best way to describe the difference. Some Agamas are pre-vedic, some are post-vedic, some are separate from the vedas, others aren't.
Most Indians can tell you that a lot of Malay/Javanese wedding rituals are very similar to Indian ones. What reformist Muslim and the Dutch did during the 19th century was separate adat from agama.
To illustrate this further, the Javanese believe that Agama is like Agemen, or clothes in Javanese Krama. It is different from what is inside. So the ritual (Agama) can change, but what is inside is more immutable. What is interesting is how close the words Agama and Ageman are, which isn't coincidence, because agama in Sanskrit can also mean to appear or to be present.
The Javanese also viewed beliefs syncretically. This means while they treated Hinduism and Buddhism as separate, individuals can worship Hindu deities and the Buddha. Javanese Buddhism were Mahayana Buddhism like in East Asia rather than Theravada Buddhism like in Mainland SEA, there are more similarities with Japan/China than countries in Mainland SEA. Majapahit Queen Regents could rule as Hindus, and retire to a Buddhist nunnery, similar to the way some Japanese emperors would retire to a Buddhist monastery. This is different from India, where there was significant tension between Hinduism and Buddhism. The the verse in Kakawin Sutasoma, where Bhinneka Tunggal Ika comes from, symbolizes this syncretism.
GEERTZ VS RICKLEFS
Clifford Geertz in his famous work "Religion of Java" divides Javanese society into three groups - Abangan, Santri and Priyayi. While many consider Geertz outdated, its still relevant today, because many Indonesians still use these terms when talking about the Javanese approach to religion. While Ricklefs share some of the common criticism of Geertz like romanticizing beliefs of abangan and down playing the role of Islam. Ricklefs main criticism of Geertz is Geertz assumes the abangan and priyayi have always existed without putting it in a historical context. Ricklefs in his book Mystic synthesis in Java: A history of Islamisation from the fourteenth to the early nineteenth centuries (2006) argues by early 19th century, Javanese society had adopted a mystic synthesis
I argue in my book Mystic synthesis in Java (Ricklefs forthcoming, especially 204-5, 214-17) that by the early nineteenth century a synthesis of 1. firm Islamic identity, 2. observation of Islam’s five pillars, and 3. acceptance of indigenous spiritual forces, all within the capacious boundaries of what Javanese understood Sufism to be, was found not only among the elite but also – so far as we can see from the limited evidence – among Javanese commoners
While I have criticism of Geertz, Ricklefs theory has more problems than answers, among them being:
However, it wasn't clear to Javanese scholars and courtiers in the late 18th century that Islam had achieved the Ricklef's mystical synthesis. In Serat Cabolek, supposedly written by Raden Ngabehi Yasadipura I, the famous Surakarta court poet of 18th century, highlights the tensions between orthodox Islam and Javanese beliefs. Yasadipura I views
The Shari’a as a container, not as the contents of the spiritual life. Shari’a is essential as a guide that is central to human outward life, but more important is the spiritual content. The ultimate goal of the human spiritual life is to know ‘from where’ and ‘where’ life is. In other words, it is to know himself that in reality is a manifestation of God. For Yasadipura I the greatest contribution to humanity in the quest for life perfectness, namely: the teachings of Dewa Ruci. It provides answers to the problem of ‘from where’ and ‘where’ of human existence. From the perspective of Javanese tradition, the change of the container by declaring itself a Muslim who upholds that the Shariah creates no obstacles. Provided that the person maintains his Javanese belief in his efforts to achieve ma’rifat, which in Javanese is called “pamoring kawula Gusti” (unity between the Servant and God)
This interpretation of Serat Cabolek accepted by most Indonesian scholars is based on S. Soebardi 1975 translation and interpretation of Serat Cabolek. Ricklefs in his 1998 work The Seen and Unseen Worlds in Java, 1726-1749: History, Literature and Islam in the Court of Pakubuwana II disputes Yasadipura I authorship and believes that Serat Cabolek was about the dangers of Kyai with a poor understanding of Islam propagating it.
In this section I will provide a brief overview of the development of Islam in Tanah Jawa for the four periods.
SULTAN AGUNG (1613) TO JAVA WAR (1825-30)
The presence of Muslims was already seen in the Majapahit court by the mid-15th century by burial markers with Arabic writing on them. In the early 1500s there were well established communities of foreign Muslims in the North Coast of Java (Pesisir) - Malays, Arabs, Chinese. By the end of 1400s, the Majapahit was on its last legs; however, Muslims Sultanates that came after it, like Demak and Pahang were short lived and weak. The conversion of Javanese to Islam during from the fall of the Majapahit (1526) to the Peace of Gayatri (1755) can be characterized by several attributes.
  1. It was ad hoc, haphazard and multifaceted. Sometimes people converted because their lord converted, sometimes because of traveling preachers and later on concerted efforts by pesantrens. By the time, Sultan Agung established the Javanese Islamic Calendar in 1634, only pesisir was Islamized and the majority of the peasantry in the interior were most likely still non-Muslim. The reasons why I suspect this was the case was when Sultan Agung attacked Wali stronghold in Giri, written accounts talk about non--Javanese troops defending the stronghold, but little mention surrounding Javanese rising up and defending Giri. Also under Sultan Agung there were religious villages were given tax breaks, meaning it was rare enough that it had to be encouraged..
  2. Conversion of the Javanese to Islam was slow because of the following three reasons a) The Javanese made up more than 50% of the population of Maritime SEA in the 1600s. Most of the missionaries or preachers were either foreign (Arab, Indian or Chinese) or from ethnic groups like the Malays. Minang that were much smaller in number than the Javanese b) They were most Dharmic influenced region in Indonesia much more so than the Sundanese c) For more than two hundreds years after the collapse of the Majapahit, Tanah Jawa was beset by constant warfare.
  3. Javanese rulers both advanced and curbed Islam's spread. Unlike, rulers in other parts of the archipelago, the Javanese rulers conversion to Islam didn't necessarily mean his subjects followed. The Javanese rulers didn't gain their legitimacy through their association with Islam. From end of Sultan Agung reign in 1645, it wasn't for another hundred years that a Mataram leader took the title of Sultan. During this period from 1613-1755 there were two periods of strong Islamization, one under Sultan Agung from 1634-1645, and under Ratu Pakubuwana 1690-1732. Some scholar believed Islamization continued after Sultan Agung, I believed there was a pause for fifty years until the reign of Ratu Pakubuwana.
  4. The majority of Javanese prior to 19th century most likely still saw religion in Eastern syncretic terms than a defined Western / Abrahamic view of religion. The problem is we don't know much about Islam in Java prior to 19th century. In Adrian Vicker 1987 work Hinduism and Islam in Indonesia: Bali and the Pasisir World he describes communities in Bali in the 19th century that used Islamic incantations and called upon Allah and other prophets. The Balinese attitude toward Islam was varied, and it was largely among the priestly caste were it was antagonistic. I assume the Javanese farmer in 18th century would have a similar view of belief, he might visit Muslim Kyai for a blessing, but also a dukun.
By the beginning of the 19th century the vast majority of Javanese identify with Islam; however, they still believed there were tensions between Javanese culture and Islam, and being Javanese didn't equal being Muslim. The intervening period from Sultan Agung's death in 1649 to rule of Ratu Pakubuwana in 1690. Islamization stalled as a result of Amangkurat I purge of 6000 ulama and their families in 1648. Thus, in the interior of Java, there was only a century of strong Islamization between 1600-1800s (The last decade under Sultan Agung and after 1700). Secondly, the Hindu Blambangan in East Java only fell in 1771. Its nobility converted to Islam after 1770s, and there there were still Hindu communities in the Blambangan (outside the Tenggar region) well into the 19th century. Thirdly, in the Javanese epic Serat Centhini released in 1814, the characters Jayengsari and Rancangkapti visit Hindu societies in the Tenggar region. They discuss religion with the Hindu figure Ki Ajar Satmoko, who replies "My son, while the practice of Islam, Buddhism and Brahmanism are different, the aim is the same - to worship the God Almighty"
END OF JAVA WAR (1830) TO 1965 PURGES
The second period, between the end of the Java until the anti-Communist purges in 1965, was a period of deep changes in Javanese society as you can see from the previous sections, not just in religion, but economics, society and language. Ricklefs in his work Polarising Javanese society: Islamic and other visions c.1830-1930 (2007), where he argues that Javanese society became more polarized. Ricklef notes the principals features of this polarization are
Unfortunately, what he is describing above isn't polarization but fragmentation of Javanese society, with some components entering into a life and death struggle in the Javanese countryside (PKI and NU Muslims). Polarization is defined as the act of dividing something, especially something that contains different people or opinions, into two completely separate groups. What Ricklef is trying to draw parallels to Westerns societies like Netherlands and Germany from end of the Wars of Religion to the 19 to 20th century, where societies were divided between Catholics and Protestants, Catholics would go to their own schools, live in certain neighborhoods and later extend their support to political parties and even football clubs. Javanese society wasn't as polarized and civil society organizations were weaker relative to the state. The pesantren only begun educating a noticeable number of nobility and courtiers in late 17th century. and by 1840s they were already facing competition from colonial and missionary schools Whereas in Europe, the Catholic Church had been operating educational institutions for 400-700 years before the state involved itself in education in 19th century.
A society with a more established and cohesive Muslim identity like West Sumatran society during the Padri Wars 1808-1830 was polarized. What Javanese society experienced in the 19-20th century was cornucopia of ideologies and processes of the 19th and early 20th century - Islamic Modernism, Christianity, Socialism, Hindu-Buddhist Revival, Nationalism, plantation agriculture and industrialization. What you get in such a scenario is fragmentation or more positively diversification
Starting from the early 19th century there was increased contact with the Middle East, and this was noted by the exponential growth in the people traveling on the Hajj from Java from the 1850s to 1920
In 1850, the colonial regime recorded forty-eight such departures and in 1851 only twenty-three. By 1858, however, the figure was 2,283. Similar numbers were found throughout the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with particularly high figures in some years: 5,322 were reported in 1898, 4,530 in1908, 7,614 in 1911 and 15,036 in 1921(in the last case including pilgrims from Madura).
Usually the people who could afford to travel to Mecca were the santri, who were often middle men between the Dutch and the typical abangan villager. One also saw a rapid expansion in students enrolled in the pesantren from 93000 in 1863 to 270,000 in 1890s.
Muhammadiyah was formed in 1812 in Yogyakarta by Ahmad Dahlan. belongs to modernist school, with Dahlan being very much influenced by the Egyptian scholar, Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905). First, Muhammad Abduh believed that Muslims couldn't just rely on medieval interpretations, but should use the two gifts that God had given man - independence of thought and independence of will. Secondly, believed that Islamic religious teachings could be reasoned and rationalized.Thirdly, he believed the Muslims should look forward, and not be held down by tradition and superstition. Some scholars like Mark Woodward have tried to group Islamic modernist organizations like Muhammadiyah with Salafism, because both seek a return to the teachings of the first generation of Muslims (Salaf). But this association is disputed by Muhammadiyah
Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) was formed in 1926 as a traditionalist response to the rise of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia and Islamic Modernism in Indonesia (Muhammadiyah). Many believe NU represents the traditional syncretic Javanese Islam. Generally that is true, however, there are some NU clerics that are very orthodox and more "conservative" than many Muhammadiyah members. To get a clearer understanding, NU should also be seen as a traditional Islamist movement within the wider Muslims world. What does that mean? NU follows Sunni orthodoxy in accepting Shafi'i jurisprudence, Ash'ari or Maturidi theology and Sufism of al-Junayad and al-Ghazali
I would like to briefly elaborate on the differences between NU vs Muhammadiyah within a broader Islamic framework, rather than the usual traditionalist-syncratic vs modernist-orthodox arguments one usually finds in the media, by describing the differences in three key areas. First is the veneration of saints (ie Walisongo), most traditionalist organizations like NU and FPI, veneration of Saints is acceptable for Muslims. For Muhammadiyah and other Islamic modernist is they foster superstition and goes against Tawhid (oneness of God). The difference between Muhammadiyah and Wahhabist in this regard, Muhammadiyah and other modernist organization won't allow followers to worship at shrines of Saints, but won't try to destroy as a Wahhabist would. In addition, for Muhammadiyah, worshiping at shrine/artefacts devoted to Muhammad is consistent with Tawhid, while for many Wahhabist it is not. The second aspect is interpreting the Quran. NU belongs to Ashʿari, the foremost school of theology in Sunni Islam, which believes that interpretations of the Quran (Tafsir) and the Hadith should keep developing with the aid of older interpretations. It was founded by Abu al-Hasan al-Ashʿari. Puritanical critics of Ash'ari (ie Wahhabist) have accused it of lack of literalism and speculative interpretation. Most early Muhammadiyah thinkers saw themselves as rationalist Ash'aris. Lastly, is Muhammadiyah sought to limit the importance of Taqlid. Taqlid is an Islamic terminology denoting the conformity of one person to the teaching of another. Ideally for Islamic Modernist, people should reach their own conclusions about the Quran and not "blindly" follow the interpretations of others. This is where most of the early conflicts between NU and Muhammadiyah, because many of the Javanese Kyai had developed what Ahmad Dahlan saw as often heretical interpretations of the Quran. There was also the practice of Kyai offering blessings for money, which Dahlan saw as abuse of religious authority.
However, this increasing orthodoxy of Islam in Java in the 19th century, led to the gradual development of a abangan and santri identity, The first mention of abangan was by the Dutch missionary, W. Hoezoo in 1855, in which he translated the abangan (the reds), as being profane or secular. This was further followed by Ganswijk who reported from Kediri in 1856
Whoever among ordinary Javanese is, for whatever reasons, attracted to religion then takes himself to a school where an aged Javanese teacher reading, praying, singing etc in Arabic. Then goes goes to the mosque and lo longer belongs to the lay "red population" (bangsa abangan, ' the stupid multitude who don't know the law, but rather to the bangsa putihan (the white stocks, the holy ones)
Until the first decades of 20th most abangan were not conscious of their identity, since it was term used by the santri to describes those less religious. For example, most Javanese who had converted to Christianity were abangan, and the main reason for converting was to gain higher social status, education, money, rather than a dissatisfaction with Islam. The same could be said of the priyayi like Albertus Soegijapranata, the first native bishop of the Dutch East Indies.
However, by the 1830-60s, small number of Javanese began to declare Islam as incompatible with being Javanese, and "anti-Islamic" works begin to emerge, calling for the Javanese to return their original religion of Hindu-Buddhism or as some argue a rejection of a purer less Javanese versions of Islam. The three works are Babad Kedhiri (1873), Suluk Gatholoco (1872 latest) and Serat Dermagandhul (1873). The dates shown are the published dates or were first noticed by Dutch missionaries. Scholars suspect these three text were written sometime after Java War, 1830 to 1860s. All three texts were met with protest in 1910-20 and banned under Order Baru; however, since 1998 all three works have been republished. The authorship of the works is unknown, for example, some have attributed Darmagandhul to Ronggawarsita or to Tunggul Wulung.
Babad Kediri claims to reveal the secret his­tory of the triumph of Islam in Java. The fall of Majapahit, the last and greatest of the pre-Islamic kingdoms, was ascribed to the treachery of the first Sultan of Demak and his close advi­sors from the wall. A crucial figure in the story is Sabda Palon, who advises the king of Majapahit, Brawijaya V, to persevere in his Hindu-Buddhist faith, and is later revealed to be Semar. Suluk Gatoloco describes the journey of a talking penis (gato-penis, loco - masterbate) in a mystical-dystopian Java travelling between opium dens, brothels and pensatren. He has multiple sexual adventures, makes fools of the kiai, proclaims Muhammad to be an opium smoker, religion of Islam is a religion for Arabs. The confes­sion of faith is explained as a metaphor for sexual intercourse, and Kala­mullah (the word of God) is interpreted as sexual penetration, Serat Darmagandhul (Darma - together and gandhul - hanging testicle) combines the historical revisionism of Babad Kediri with the ribald iconoclasm of Suluk Gatoloco. Islamisation is again a great mistake perpetrated upon the Javanese by dishonourable Sultan of Demak and the Wali, Upon their victory, these traitors burn all the buda books to prevent Javanese from reverting to their old faith. The poem ends with a prophecy that Java will revert back to the old religion from Islam.
There are many interpretation of these works, and even though the works are fictional, they ended up impacting how some Javanese view religion, history and society well into the 20th century. . Alot of New Javanese literature (Sastra Jawa Baru) which covers Javanese literature written from 18th to 19th century, even those which have mystical / historical settings are often political and social commentary of the period in which the work was created. There are three major social and political themes
Zeman Eden
The three works can be seen within the context of Ranggawarsita 's Zaman Eden theme in his Serat Kalatidha (1860), particularly Suluk Gatoloco and Serat Darmagandhul. A journey of walking and talking penis having debates with the ulema, in between visiting opium dens and having sex pretty much expresses the craziness. The most likely period in which the works were written (1830-60s) was the low point in Javanese civilization. Diponegoro's rebellion had failed and Java was controlled by the Dutch with the Javanese peasants working under the Cultivation System with the Santri, Chinese and Priyayi all playing a hand in the colonial machinery. As they were being exploited, little money they had left was often was spent on Opium being sold by the Chinese with proceeds collected by both the Dutch and Sultanates.
Knowledge and Learning
In Darmagandhul the author constantly plays with the words buda (what he refers to as the old religion of Java - Hindu Buddhism) and budi (culture/ knowledge), While some have accused the Dermagandhul of advocating for conversion to Christianity, the author praises Christianity because they put knowledge and learning as their Gods. The Javanese epic Serat Centhini (1814) setups the discourse in Suluk Gatholoco. In Serat Centhini the nobility and priest don't have magical powers, and knowledge (ngelmu) is in the hands of skilled professional and compilers. Gatoloco special ability is his matchless skill in langauge and argument. In the Suluk Gatholoco the protagonist wins debates with the Kyai not through magic, but through wit and worldly knowledge and street smarts, Gathococo mocking of the Santri in his debates could be seen an attack on orthodox forms of Islam, but its also an attack on Islam in Java with its esoteric sufi interpretations. This focus on knowledge and learning should be seen within the context of the Cultivation System and interaction with the Dutch, where Javanese society was taught the importance of working based on production and against the clock 2) The presence of Western education brought by missionary and colonial government introduced the native elite to Western science and learning.
This criticism of pensatren amd Santri should be seen in the context of much greater choice in education opportunities for the Javanese upper classes in 1860-70s. In the early 19th century, for Javanese nobility, education either meant being educated by tutors at home or going to a pesantren. Now they had the choice of schools setup by the colonial government and missionary schools (Protestant and Catholic). Moreover, for Javanese girls of noble birth, the missionary schools provided their first opportunity for a formal education. NU didn't setup schools for girls until the 1930s.
Javanism and Returning to Buda
All three works have an anti-Islamic theme, and in Kediri and Darmagandhul they also call for Javanese society to revert back to its Javanese-Hindu-Buddhist roots (referred to as Buda), and to turn away from Islam. Sabdo Pulon's denouncing of Brawijaya conversion to Islam in the Serat Darmagandhul makes clear that Islam was a civilization mistake. Both Gatoloco and Darmagandhul are also works of Javanese chauvinism, and makes repeatedly attacks on Arabs and Chinese, the first public criticism of Darmagandhul were from the Chinese Indonesian community in 1920s, Muslims follow shortly thereafter.
Since the fall of the Majapahit, rulers have used the mantle of restored Majapahit to rally support. However, Javanese revivalism of the 19th century shouldn't just been seen is Majapahit restoration or anti-Islam, but within a broader Asian Hindu-Buddhist revival created in part by European excavation and restoration of archaeological sites, and Western interest in Eastern religions (Buddhism and Hinduism). Lastly, while there had been contact between Java and Bali during 17-18th century, but on the Javanese side it was limited to hiring Balinese as advisors and mercenaries. The reduced rivalry after the fall of the Blambangan and Dutch control of parts of Bali in 19th century, saw greater contact between the Javanese elite and Bali. Ronggawarsita (1802-1873), the last great court poet of the Javanese Kraton, in his youth went to Bali to study Old Javanese works. By the 1870s, one version of the Darmagandhul was found in Bali
Some of the theme touched upon by these works manifest directly or indirectly later in social and political movements. The Javanese nationalism/chauvinism and desire for Western knowledge form the basis for Taman Siswa and Budi Utomo. These works foreshadow the coming tensions between the santri and abangan dominated PKI in the 1960-60s, down to sexual themes. The story of Sabdo Palon in Darmagandhul is taken seriously among Kejawen Javanese, Hindu Javanese and Balinese, and helps forms the basis for Hindu revivalism in Java
ANTI COMMUNIST PURGES 1965 TO FALL OF SUHARTO 1998
The Anti-Communist purges while being labelled by some as a "genocide", were by Javanese standards not the most catarophic event in terms of lives lost as % of the population, that would belong either to the Java War of 1825-30 and the Japanese occupation between 1942-45. Secondly, the religious impact on Javanese society was just as profound as the political impact, brought about by Indonesian government's religious policies which have been closely associated with the 1965 events. The impact of these religious policies fall into two interlinked processes. the Bureaucratization of Religion and the Abrahamization of Religion.
Bureaucratization and Abrahamization of Religion
In January 27, 1965, Sukarno signed PENETAPAN PRESIDEN REPUBLIK INDONESIA NOMOR 1/PNPS TAHUN 1965 (1/PNPS/1965) after pressure from conservative Muslim leaders. The contents of the law itself talks about making sure religions aren't misinterpretation. But it was explanation at the back of the law, that provided as to why it was passed
Telah ternyata, bahwa pada akhir-akhir ini hampir di seluruh Indonesia tidak sedikit timbul aliran-aliran atau organisasi kebatinan/kepercayaan masyarakat yang bertentangan dengan ajaran-ajaran dan hukum Agama. Diantara ajaran-ajaran/perbuatan-perbuatan pada pemeluk aliran-aliran tersebut sudah banyak yang telah menimbulkan hal-hal yang melanggar hukum, memecah persatuan Nasional dan menodai Agama. Dari kenyataan teranglah, bahwa aliran-aliran atau Organisasi-organisasi kebatinan/kepercayaan masyarakat yang menyalah-gunakan dan/atau mempergunakan Agama sebagai pokok, pada akhir-akhir ini bertambah banyak dan telah berkembang kearah yang sangat membahayakan Agama-agama yang ada.
At the time Sukarno was being pressured by Conservative Muslim to restrict the activities of people who practised indigenous faiths. Further in the explanation section of the law it elaborated the six main religions followed by Indonesians Islam, Buddhism, Protestantism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism. However, it doesn't mean other religions can't be practiced, but they don;t get any official support.
The law had three effects on Indonesian religious life, and of all the Muslim majority ethnic groups, the Javanese were impacted the most. First, it "forced" many nominal Muslims or follower of kejawen to pick one of the five officials religions (Confucianism have been removed in 1967). While most put down Islam, many of them picked Christianity An estimated two million nominal Muslims (mostly Javanese) converted to Christianity from 1965-70. In East Java, Gereja Kristen Jawa Timur baptized 10,000 from July to August 1966 People did so out of fear of being accused of being a PKI member for not having a religion.. They choose Christianity, because the path to becoming a Christian was clear and relatively quick. The reason for this speed at which people converted was because by 1967, the government added a religion column to identification papers, which none had existed before.
Secondly, in line with the law there was renewed effort to Abrahamize religion in Indonesia by laying down the religious doctrine of each of the five official religions and than controlling them through a Directorate General in the Department of Religious Affairs. All of the five religions were supposed to have a set of religious text (kitab). For Balinese Hindus the process had begun in the mid-1950s. In addition, the two Eastern religions of Buddhism and Hinduism, where made more monotheistic so to be in line with the first Sila of Pancasila, Ketuhanan Maha Esa. The first President of the Indonesian Buddhist Organization, Bhikku Ashin Jinarakkhita, proposed that there was a single supreme deity, Sanghyang Adi Buddha, In Buddhism, the question of whether there is a supreme being or not, is not an important question.
Thirdly, the New Order government enforced this clearer religious divide, by increasing the number of teachers of religion, and the number of religion classes. Each student was supposed to be taught his assigned religion. Under Sukarno,, a teacher might show up once a month or often not at all.
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Mac eyeshadow-ish products:
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Primers

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$15 Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Creme in Opal full size - used 2x
$8 Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in Opal mini (6mL/0.2oz) w/box - new
 
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$29 NARS Blush/Bronzer Duo in Orgasm & Laguna Standard Size (0.35/10.5g) - used 3x
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$12 Tarte True Love blush - swatched 1x
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$3 Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips in Miami Strip w/box - swatched 1x
$6 Essence Moonlighter Cushion - used 1x
$5 Ofra x Nikkietutorials Highlighter in Everglow - swatched 1x
$7 Tarte Tarlette Pro Glow Liquid Highlighter in Exposed - new
$3 Coverfx Enhance Click Cream Highlighter in Bubbly - swatched 1x
 
 

Powders & Setting Mists

https://imgur.com/a/zvUlQiR
$7 Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Powder mini 5g/0.17 - used 2x
$5 Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Translucent small (3.5g/0.12oz) - used 1x
$10 Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder (9.07g/0.32oz) - about 85% left
$4 Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder mini (2.2g/0.07oz) - new
$22 Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray full size - new
$3 Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist mini 7ml/0.24oz - used 3x
$3 Urban Decay Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray mini 15ml/0.5oz - used 3x

Lips

 
https://imgur.com/a/Ck6303i
L to R
$16 Kylie Lip Kit in Kristen (lipliner + liquid lipstick) w/ box - swatched 2x
$9 Kylie Cosmetics Gloss in Literally - used 3x
$2 Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Zurich - used 2x (photo looks shrink wrapped but it's actually used)
$12 Marc Jacobs Enamored High-shine lip gloss in Boom w/box - swatched 1x
$8 Anastasia Beverley Hills Liquid Lipstick in Kathryn w/box - swatched 1x
 
https://imgur.com/a/GSRxGtP
$2 Sleek Major Matte Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream in Regal mini (3mL/0.1oz)- swatched 1x
$2 Sleek Major Matte Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream in Velvet Slipper mini (3mL/0.1oz)- swatched 1x
$3 Buxom Full on Lip Polish in Jill mini (2mL/0.07oz) - swatched 1x
$12 Nars Lip Gloss in Super Orgasm - used 2x
$9 Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien mini (0.05oz/1.7g) - swatched 2x
$9 Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella mini (0.06oz/1.8g) - swatched 2x
$5 Clinique Almost Lipstick in Flirty Honey - used 1x
$5 Tarte Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Namaste mini (3mL/0.1oz) - swatched 1x
 
https://imgur.com/a/yHH4hWv
$12 Nars Audacious Lipstick in Mona mini (0.08oz/2.3g) - new
$12 Nars Audacious Lipstick in Rita mini (0.08oz/2.3g) - new
$18 Nars 2018 holiday Spiked Audacious Lipstick in Sioxsie (full size - 0.12oz/3.6g) - new
$7 Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in Starwoman mini (0.06oz/2mL) - new
$7 Nars Velvet Lip Glide in Le Palace mini (0.07g/2mL) - new
$12 Nars Velet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl mini (0.06oz/1.8g) - new
$4 Girlactik Lip Paint in Blossom mini (0.13oz/4mL) - new
$4 Girlactik Lip Paint in Starlet mini (0.13oz/4mL) - new
$8 Mac Ruby Woo w/ box (full size) - new
 
https://imgur.com/a/9LFqq6B
$14 Marc Jacobs Enamored High-Shine Lip Lacquer in Some Girls w/box - used 2x
$12 Anastasia Beverley Hills Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood w/ box- new
$12 Nars Lip Gloss in Chuwawa - used 2x
$18 Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anita - used 1x
$9 Mac Lipstick in Sweet Experience - used 2x
$15 Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Do Me Baby mini (0.06oz/1.8g) - new
$10 Kylie High Gloss in Oh You Fancy - swatched 1x
$20 - YSL Volupte Liquid Colour Balm in 6 Undress Me Coral - swatched 1x
 
Mac Lipsticks  
https://imgur.com/a/50E0Sgi
L to R first tow, then L to R second row
$9 All Fired Up w/box - swatched 1x
$4 Angel - see photo for usage
$9 Hue - used 5x
$9 Lickable w/box - used 2x
$9 Please me w/box - used 5x
$18 Riri Woo in special LE pink packaging that has Rihanna's signature carved onto the lipstick - w/ box - used 1x
$9 Ravishing w/box -side nicked by my nails as shown on photo - used 3x
$9 Sweet Experience w/box - used 2x
 
https://imgur.com/K9eXCY2
$9 Creme Cup - used 5x
$9 Steady Going w/box- used 1x
$9 Crosswires - swatched 1x
$4 Red mini in special LE packaging - used 2x -can't find exact size, see photo for product.
$13 Lavender Jade in special LE Bao Bao Wan packaging - used 1x
$13 Forbidden Sunrise in special LE Bao Bao Wan packaging - used 1x
 
Mac Lip glosses All Full sizes
https://imgur.com/a/j8a8dTY
L to R
$5 Dazzleglass Creme in Julia - swatched 2x
$7 Lipglass in Snob w/box (swatched 2x)
$7 Lipglass in Oyster Girl (swatched 2x)
$7 Lipglass in Nymphette w/box(used 4x)
$7 Lipglass in Pink Lemonade (swatched 2x)
$7 Lipglass in Lychee Luxe (swatched 2x)
 
Some other Nars stuff
https://imgur.com/a/I1lur4y
$18 Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard w/box - used 3 times
$9 Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla mini (0.05oz/1.4mL) - new
$6 Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base mini (0.09oz/2.8g) - new
$6 Nars Larger than Life Longwearing Eyeliner in Via Veneto (black) mini (0.01oz/0.3g) - new
 

Brushes & Beautyblenders

Sigma Eye Brushes
https://imgur.com/a/F46ZTY3
$7 Sigma E55 - Eye Shading - new
$7 Sigma E70 - Medium Angled Shading - new
$7 Sigma E05 - Eyeliner - new
$7 Sigma E36 - Blending - new
$7 Sigma E75 - Angled Brow - new
$4 Sigma E16 - Tightline Liner - new
 
Sigma Face Brushes + Luxie Brushes
https://imgur.com/a/PvatQjU
$10 Sigma F30 - washed once
$10 Sigma F50 - washed once
$10 Sigma F86 - washed once
$10 Sigma F84 - washed once
$10 each Luxie 516 x2 - new
$10 Luxie 504 - new
 
Mac Brushes
https://imgur.com/a/3tcTTH8
$8 Mac 187SE limited edition mini - Synthetic Duo Fiber Face Brush - new
$5 Mac 168SE limited edition mini - Large Angled Contour Brush - new
$5 Mac 190SE limited edition mini w/ plastic - Foundation Brush - new
$3 Mac 194SE limited edition mini (red) - Concealer brush - new
$3 Mac 194SE limited edition mini (black) - Concealer brush - new
$3 Mac 275SE limited edition mini Medium Angled Shading Brush - new
$6 Mac 224SE limited edition mini - Tapered Blending Brush - new
$3 Mac 266SE limited edition mini - Small Angle Brush - new
$8 Mac 266 full size - Small Angle Brush - new
 
More Brushes https://imgur.com/a/eQq873E
$2 Morphe blending brush (R35 I think? It came in a kit...) - new
$2 each: 2 nameless Crown brushes - new
 
Set of Matto Brushes
https://imgur.com/a/XNMVVmA
$12 for the set of 10 Matto Brushes - new
 
More Brushes & Beautyblenders
https://imgur.com/a/k4hY1hc
$12 each Beauty Blender Pro x2 new - ONE LEFT
$7 each Beauty Blender mini x2 one light pink, one green - both new.
$2 each: 2 Alamar brushes - new
$3 Ecotools brush - new
$3 Anesthetica P12 brush - new
$6 Sephora Collection Pro Mini Flawless Face Brush 56.5 new - Rouge 2017 gift
$6 Sephora Collection Pro Mini Flawless Face Brush 55.5 new w/ plastic - Rouge 2018 gift

Some other makeup stuff that I forgot to put in their respective sections

  https://imgur.com/a/ytUFuJY
$15 Zoeva 126 Luxe Cheek Finish Brush in Rose Gold Vol 2 - new in package
$2 Nyx Lip Lingerie in 24 Cabaret Show - new shrink wrapped
$5 Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon in Blacquer 42 mini ("0.37g/0.01oz") - new - According to Sephora.com, the full size is 0.01 oz/ 0.5 g, but I don't know why my mini size also has 0.01oz on the package when it is obviously not full size. This product was purchased from sephora in a kit. Please see photo for relative size.
$6 Pretty Vulgar Gel Liner in 01 Black List - new
$2 each Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black x2 (one of them has a box) - new - Please take these away from me. I will absolutely lose it if Boxy/Ipsy/whoever sends me another one of these things.
 
https://imgur.com/a/dhYTAd9
$15 Mac 239S - new
$8 Natasha Denona Eyeshadow in Morgana (2.5g/0.08oz) w/ box- new
 
https://imgur.com/a/AldJHY7
$4 Dior Poison Girl Eau De Toilette mini (5mL/0.17oz) - new

Skincare

 
Sunday Riley Good Genes
https://imgur.com/a/c8dn6M9
$28 each Sunday Riley Good Genes small (0.5 oz) x2 - new
$15 Sunday Riley Good Genes mini (0.27oz) - new
$8 each Sunday Riley Good Genes smaller than mini (0.17oz) w/ box x2 - new
 
Other Sunday Riley Stuff
https://imgur.com/a/P1XcTkt
$7 each Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser mini (1oz/30mL) x2 - new
$9 each Sunday Riley Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil smaller than mini(0.17oz/5mL) x2, one with box the other without - both new ONLY THE ONE WITHOUT BOX IS LEFT
$15 Sunday Riley Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil mini w/ box (0.25oz/7.5mL) - new
https://imgur.com/a/xchx9x8
$18 Sunday Riley CEO Glow Vitamin C + Tumeric Face Oil (0.5oz/15mL) - used 1x
 
Drunk Elephant
https://imgur.com/a/I6VctUu
$10 Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil mini (8mL/0.27oz) - new
 
Luna
https://imgur.com/a/7hjHyvd
$20 Foreo Luna Play (the NON-RECHARGEABLE one) - light pink - new sealed
$5 Foreo Luna Play (the NON-RECHARGEABLE one) - hot pink - I used it don't remember how many times. I tested it today and it still has battery, but I don't know how much battery it has left. Good for people who just want to try it before possibly committing to a full-size.
 
https://imgur.com/a/TjyODJA
$29 Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer w/box - new
$20 Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive Exfoliating Mask w/box - new
$7 each It Cosmetics Confidence In A Cleanser mini (1.7oz/50mL) x2 - new
$17 dr. brandt Needles No More No More Baggage Eye De-puffing Gel - new
$8 each Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum mini (10mL/0.33oz) x2 - new
$8 Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet mini (15mL/0.5oz) - new
$15 each Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment mini (0.5oz/15g) x2 - new
 
https://imgur.com/a/VomSaw4
Top L to R, then bottom L to R
$8 St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse 50ml/1.69oz new
$9 Paula's Choice Resist Skin Firming Line Minimizer w/box - used 2x
$19 Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil Shimmer Full Size (100ml/3.3oz) - 70% remaining
$10 Sulwhasoo Herbal Soap - new w/box
 
https://imgur.com/a/YWoBP2M
$25 LJH TeaTree 90 Essence (discontinued) - new sealed w/ box - Expiration date: May 24 2020
 
https://imgur.com/a/IaKPbnY
$28 La Mer Creme de la Mer small (0.24oz/7mL) - new w/ box
$25 La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream small (0.24oz/7mL) - new
$14 Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask mini (30mL/1oz) - new
 
https://imgur.com/a/aAQ80oD
$20 each SKI Facial Treatment Essence small (30mL/1.0oz) x7 - new
 
https://imgur.com/a/BMOxGwL
$25 each SK-II RNA Power Radical New Age Cream small (15mL/0.5oz) x5 - new
 
https://imgur.com/a/VYWQ2lc
$6 Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30 mini (10mL/0.33oz) - new - expiration date 2021 July 19
$6 boscia Cactus Water Hydrating Cream mini (15.71mL/0.53oz) - new
 
https://imgur.com/a/qfziqRk
$5 each Avene Eau Thermale Spring Water mini (50mL/1.6oz) x2 - new & sealed inside plastic wrap
$20 Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm - new
 
https://imgur.com/a/MFXNhAf
$8 Tiam My Signature C Source Vitamin C Serum (used to be called O.S.T C20) w/box, Manufactured 2018 Mar 9, Exp 2019 Mar 9 - 80% remaining. please note that the condensation on the bottle is from me keeping it in the fridge to ensure the Vitamin C stays active
 
https://imgur.com/a/Lujh8FJ
$3 each L'Occitane Foot Cream mini x2 - Can't find exact size. See photo for products.
$15 Darphin Aromatic Purifying Balm - Usage as shown

Hair

 
https://imgur.com/a/vu9Qrky
$4 each Briogeo Don't Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask mini (1oz/29ml) x2 - new (one left)
$3 Briogeo Rosarco Blow Dry Perfection & Heat Protectant Creme mini (0.75oz/22ml) - new
$3 Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Spray mini (0.75/22mL) - new
$4 each Living Proof Night Cap Overnight Protector mini (30mL/1oz)x2 - new
$4 Living Proof Fresh Cut Split End Mender mini (30mL/1oz) - new
 
https://imgur.com/a/auPVRXN
$8 Redken Fashion Waves Sea Salt Hair Spray - new
$12 Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil mini (50ml/1.7 oz) - new
$2 Frederic Fekkai The One Dry Texturizing Spray mini (15ml/0.4oz) - new
$2 R+Co Cactus Texturizing Shampoo mini (30mL/1oz) - new
$5 AG Remedy Apple Cider Vinegar Leave On Mist mini (56mL/1.9oz)- used 3x
$2 Matrix Total Results Color Obsessed Antioxidant Conditioner mini (50mL/1.7oz) - new
$2 Matrix Total Results Color Obsessed Antioxidant Shampoo mini (50mL/1.7oz) - new
 
https://imgur.com/a/qYjDuZ0
$2 each SGX NYC The Do-It-All 3-in-1 Dry Texture Spray mini (1.0oz/28g) x2 - new
$4 Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray mini (1.5oz/50mL) - new
$3 Redken Fashion Waves Sea Salt Spray mini (1.7oz/50mL) - new
$12 Tigi Bed Head After-Party full size (3.4oz/100mL) - new
$5 Tigi Bed Head After-Party mini (1.7oz/50mL) - new
$16 Kenra Silkening Mist - new wrapped
$3 each St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist mini (14mL/0.47oz) x2- new
$6 St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse mini (50mL/1.69oz) - new
 
https://imgur.com/a/UdpzzHk
$2 Rusk W8less Hairspray mini (49oz/43g/1.5oz) - new
$2 Kenra Heat Block Spray 22 High Hold Heat Protecting Spray mini (42.5g/1.5oz) - used 1x
$3 Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray mini (1oz/30mL) - new
$2 Kenra Dry Oil Control Spray 14 mini (34g/1.2oz) - new
 
https://imgur.com/a/PDYuvSZ
$5 It's A 10 Miracle Leave-in Plus Keratin (59.1mL/2oz)
$3 Sexy Hair Smooth and Seal mini (1.3oz/50mL)

Nails

https://imgur.com/a/lQJMFtV
$2 each Nutra Nail High Gloss Top Coat x2 new
$6 Adesse Age Defying Nail Treatment new/box
$3 OPI Lights of Emerald City - used 1x
$3 OPI Swimsuit...Nailed It! - used 1x
 
https://imgur.com/a/AdqcYZM
$3 OPI Samoan Sand x2 - one of them was used 1x. Sorry I don't know which one I used...
$3 OPI DS Indulgence - used 1x
$3 OPI Where Did Suzi's Man-go? - used 1x
$3 OPI Stay The Night Liquid Sand - used 1x
$3 OPI You're A Pisa Work - used 1x
$3 Orly Lift The Veil - new

Bags

https://imgur.com/a/SvoIeJf
Top row L to R, then bottom row L to R, then R corner (Nars)
$3 each except the Morphe which is $1 (just kidding the Morphe is practically free, just ask to add onto your order!)
Sephora PLAY! SMARTS Skincare By Age Bag x2 one left
Glow Recipe Watermelon Jelly Tote Bag
Ipsy Glam Bag Plus 1st edition Bag
Sephora Play Luxe skincare bag (I don't remember the exact name of the kit that the bag came in, but it's the same hard exterior material as the green Skincare By Age bag)
Too Faced Bag
Morphe Bag (the gold one)
NARS Bag

Old/expired:

https://imgur.com/a/uGAHQdZ
$5 Makeup Forever High Definition Primer 15ml/0.5oz ~4 years old but still smells the same - used 2x
 
https://imgur.com/a/yEKXXr0
$12 Chanel Mat Lumiere Teint Compact Poudre in shade 30 Aurore (about NC30) w/ dust cover: ~4 years old - used 3x, can still see the Chanel logo on the product
$6 Murad Oil Control Mattifier SPF 15 - used 3x - 3 years old

Freebies

Pick one for every $20 spent before shipping. Bonus extra freebie for every $100 (get 6 freebies for every $100 spent before shipping)
 
https://imgur.com/a/bSORqyj
Top row L to R, then bottom row L to R
L'oreal 24hr Infallible Eyeshadow in Midnight Blue - used 1x
L'oreal 24hr Infallible Eyeshadow in Ultimate Black - new
Sephora collection Moonshadow Trio in Dusk till dawn - used 1x
Urban Decay Mushroom - swatched 1x
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cashmere - new, shrink-wrapped
Lancome Color Design Single Eyeshadows in Sultry Violet & Silver Twilight. Each used 4x
 
https://imgur.com/a/apKOJEx
Ulta Gel Liner in Charcoal - used 1x
Boxycharm Matte Lip Gloss in Sweet Heart by Beauty Creations full size w/box - swatched 1x
Adesse High Definition Liquid Lipstick full size - Got this from Boxycharm earlier this year and honestly don't remember whether I've tried this.
Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12 hr Wear in Flirting Game mini - swatched 1x
Maybellie Masterdrama Eye Liner in Taupe Takeover - used 2x - twist up style, but the twisting mechanism is broken. If I remembered correctly, it doesn't twist back down once you twist it up, but I'm not 100% sure.
 
https://imgur.com/a/UDzClMB
Wet n' wild black eyeliners mini x2 - one was used 1x, don't remember if I used the other one. This is a surprisingly good eyeliner. One left.
Benefit They're real remover mini
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in 01 - I'm almost sure I've never used it.
Sleek I'm Conditional Mascara mini - new
Wet n Wild MegaLiner in Dark Brown - new
Wet n Wild Sweet as Candy quad - pink shade broke during shipping (see photo). I used it once.
 
https://imgur.com/a/bOHfzo5
Top row L to R, then bottom row L to R
Urban Decay single shadow in Dashiki w/box: ~5 years old - honestly don't remember if I swatched it. Definitely never used it.
Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte in 105 - swatched 1x
Lorac Alter Ego Lip Gloss in Goddess - may have swatched (I don't remember)
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Shine in Fuchsia Shock - used 1x
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Matte in Pink Pout - used 3x
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Creme in Primrose - used 8x
Kat Von D Mirror
 

THANK YOU FOR READING UNTIL THE END XD

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2019.05.29 23:13 NealKenneth In retrospect, Agents of SHIELD was probably the biggest missed opportunity of the whole MCU

Back in 2013 I remember being really excited for this show, but after the first few episodes were so underwhelming I moved on and just sorta forgot about it completely. There was also a few times where they tried to get people back into it - like The Winter Soldier twist and Ghost Rider, but those episodes were way too little, way too late.
I think a lot of people had a similar experience. But what most people don't realize was how big THE POTENTIAL was for this series.

The potential of the series

Agents of SHIELD premiered with the highest viewership of a new drama series in four years, with 12.1 million viewers in the US audience alone. These are the type of numbers most shows would dream of for a series finale, and Marvel got them for Season 1, Episode 1. More importantly, it scored a 4.7/14 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic, the key demographic for advertising.
This means the show had the potential to have a high budget. A very high budget.
For comparison's sake, look at The Big Band Theory. In Season 11, they scored a 4.4 rating for that demographic which was enough to justify a budget of $10 million per episode.
But The Big Bang Theory is only a half hour show. Agents of SHIELD is a full hour long, which means double the ad breaks and thus potentially double the budget. Which means if Agents of SHIELD had been able to maintain viewership from its premiere, it would have been able to justify a budget of up to $20 million per episode.
This is an insane amount.
For reference, the typical Daredevil episode costs about $3 million and Game of Thrones in season six was about $10 million - and these are 55 minute shows (the typical network show is 44 minutes per hour.) That means Agents of SHIELD started with a floor of around $500,000 production budget per minute - even for a movie, that's a respectable budget but for television that's incredible!

What the show could have done with the money

At $20 million an episode, a lot of options open up that, again, most shows could only dream of.
For example, anything $5 million or higher and you start to see movie-tier actors on the main cast. Usually, movie-tier actors are only affordable as a guest character for an episode or two. You see some examples of this with the earlier seasons of Agents of SHIELD, that's why most of the major crossovers like Nick Fury and Lady Sif are early on - but by later seasons viewership for Agents of SHIELD had fallen too low to be able to afford guest appearances like that anymore.
With a higher budget, the effects/CGI obviously could afford to be very ambitious as well. One show I think of is Supergirl, which was able to afford some spectacular effects because it had an effects budget of a few million per episode.

Was $20 million per episode really possible?

Realistically...no.
$20 million would be an absurd budget for a television show, only event mini-series like Band of Brothers ever really reach those numbers. Instead, the studio would be much more likely to range episodes somewhere between $8 million and $12 million and keep the rest as profit (until syndication and later seasons where the cast would demand more money.)
It's impossible to say the exact number, but the show would be able to have a very high budget, which Agents of SHIELD definitely does not.
In reality, the viewers weren't sticking around. Agents of SHIELD fell to just 8.66 million viewers for its second episode, a drop of nearly 30%. By the end of the season, Agents of SHIELD had lost about 55% of its original audience. These days the show averages under 2 million, having lost at least 85% of the potential audience.
It wasn't the show people were hoping it would be.

The potential in perspective

Agents of Shield so far totals about 77 hours of television. This is massive. All twenty-two MCU films so far together total about 45 hours. So Agents of SHIELD alone is about 70% longer - and there's more seasons on the way.
Now imagine all the side stories that could have been told about the MCU...and then look at what we got instead.
The show has its fans, and they are very vocal sometimes. But the fact is that viewership is averaging under 2 million people per episode, and even in the MCU fan community it ranks as only the fourth best show, according to the official subreddit survey.
For being the show that is by far the first, the biggest, and the longest that's a big fail.

So what went wrong?

I don't think Marvel expected it to be so big.
The most debilitating problem with the show is that the studio clearly didn't anticipate that it could be such a hit. If they had realized how big the audience would be, they would have expanded the budget and been truly ambitious.
For example, there are a lot of supporting characters in the MCU who do television shows: Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, Jaime Alexander, Chris Pratt, Zachary Levi, Idris Elba, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan and Sebastian Stan are all MCU actors who took a main role in an ongoing television series between 2010 and 2015, and probably could have been convinced to star in a show like this. Heck, even Jeremy Renner did one season of a show on ABC in 2009. So you'd think something called "Agents of SHIELD" could have at least had Agent Sharon Carter or Agent Hill as a main character.
A minimum of two characters from the films should have been on the main cast, and many others should have been in the show for at least a few episodes. For example, for all the praise it got for its connections to The Winter Soldier, Bucky himself never appeared on the show and that's very underwhelming.
The peak goal for the show should have been getting a solo star like Scarlett Johansson or RDJ to do an arc of five or six episodes. Getting Jaime Alexander to show up for two should never have been considered a major achievement.
It didn't feel like a superhero show.
A big appeal of the MCU is the character-driven stories about superheroes.
Agents of SHIELD on the other hand doesn't even have a clear main character. Most of the cast takes a long time to get interesting, and the series is very much plot-driven. This might work but the plot itself is very generic: a sci-fi ensemble show with villain of the week episodes, like Star Trek or Fringe, but not as clever or focused. The plot goes from all over the place - time travel, going to space, alternate dimensions etc.
There seems to be a lack of focus around what the show wants to do, and it rarely feels grounded or connected to our real world. This is another major appeal of the MCU: they do their best to make it feel like you could look out your window and really see Iron Man flying by or open the newpaper and see pictures of Spider-Man. Agents of SHIELD never feels like that. It doesn't feel like the real world at all, just an endless series of studio sets and backlots.
If the show centered around a superhero, and that character felt like they were part of our real world, it would have appealed more to the audience that originally wanted to watch the show.
There was a severe lack of crossover and connection with the rest of the MCU.
The death knell for this series is that people really thought it was going to matter - that it would be an integral cog in the clockwork of the overall MCU. Instead it feels almost completely unconnected. For all the world-saving the characters do, The Avengers never seem to show up and you know if the Agents failed that it would never actually change what happens in the movies.
It doesn't even react to the films most of the time, which could have been fun too. For example, there was a series concept by Marvel for a show called Damage Control where it centered on a group of people who are sent to clean up the mess after The Avengers have a battle. Instead, we've got a show where we frequently have to debate whether it's even in the same continuity.
One simple way to make it feel like it mattered could have been to use it to flesh out the villains.
Lee Pace, Frank Grillo, Christopher Eccleston, Tim Roth, and Mads Mikkelsen are all MCU villains who took multi-season roles as a main cast member on a television show between 2010 and 2015. These are the actors would played Ronan, Crossbones, Malekith, The Abomination and Kaecilius. So wouldn't it have been really interesting if these characters showed up on Agents of SHIELD for a few episodes before or after their film appearances?
The show did sorta try this with Baron von Strucker, by having his son be a character. But why not von Strucker himself? And why not go all out and hire an A-tier actor like Bryan Cranston to play that role?
The resurrection of Agent Coulson really rubbed people the wrong way.
People forget how small the MCU was back in 2013.
Phil Coulson was probably the biggest death by the point in the series. He was the only non-mentor (like Erskine or Yinsen) to die in Phase 1, and also the only character to die who had been in multiple films. It was a major moment.
That alone would make undoing his death a questionable call. But it goes further than that. Don't forget that the main audience for this show was fans of The Avengers. That had been the biggest hit of the MCU so far, and it was Coulson's death that brought The Avengers together.
So imagine trying to sell a series to people...which reverses the biggest moment of the thing they like. Then imagine that the entire season revolves around that reversal at the core of its plot.
Not a great idea, right?
But it goes even further than that because Phil Coulson had been the everyman. The reason people liked Phil Coulson in Phase 1 is that, in a room full of superheros, he was the normal guy. By bringing him back, especially under mysterious circumstances, the show immediately changed the character into something that had lost his original charm.

So what should the show have been instead?

Throughout this, I've already given a few basic ides of what would have worked better:
  • Create a character-driven story about one superhero
  • Make the world of the show feel as grounded and normal as possible
  • Build the show around having a very high budget - $8 million per episode or more
  • At least two characters on the main cast should have been characters from the films
  • Use the show to flesh out the villains and the conflicts shown in the films (like SHIELD v HYDRA, AIM, Kree etc.)
Of these five essential ingredients, Agents of SHIELD only really touched on the final one and even then it did so very weakly.

Ms Marvel

One of the tricky problems with designing this show is that you'd need the superhero at the center to feel worthy of having their own show.
Looking back at 2013, I think that character was Carol Danvers.
You might think Daredevil would be the best pick, because obviously in retrospect he's really the only character so far who's proven that he could have great success with his own long-running show. And it is a great show, but the problem there is that you need HBO levels of violence to do it properly. Daredevil just wouldn't be appropriate for ABC at all.
In comparison, Carol has so many factors that make her ideal:
  • She's not that expensive for special effects
She can fly, shoot blasts and is really strong. So if Supergirl could do it on TV, so could Marvel.
  • Carol's conflicts can span the entire world, they're not just focused on NYC.
This would make it relatively easy to relate her to any film being made at that time. Carol can go to space, she can fight HYDRA, she can get trained by Asgardians. Unlike someone like Daredevil, she fits everywhere.
  • There's a built-in explanation for why she's not an Avenger.
Like Rhodey, Carol's part of the US military, which is separate from The Avengers.
So it would solve those "Where is Carol during this? Where are The Avengers during this?" questions which are important for the immersion of continuity. By being part of the military, Carol and Rhodey are both in that sweet spot where the question is answered naturally.

What would it look like?

This is where I go full fan-fiction.
I think the over-arching story would be set in the desert air force base in Phoenix, AZ.
Skrulls have invaded the air force base, the city of Phoenix, and are staging a wider invasion of the entire world from there. But the military and SHIELD are fighting back. The Skrulls are a good enemy for television because they create a mid-budget conflict that you can keep going for season after season. They don't need much CGI at all - just people in masks and makeup. Lots of twists could happen as people are revealed to be Skrulls. There's the occasional fight in space. And as subplots can you address whatever is happening in the films, for example:
  • As a prequel to Guardians 1, Yondu and The Ravagers might show up at the base looking for Peter Quill. Or the military could have Ronan as an ally in the fight against the Skrulls, and Drax could arrive to attack him.
  • After Loki takes the throne in Thor 2, The Warriors Three and Lady Sif and other characters from Asgard could be exiled to Earth, where they join the fight against the Skrull invasion.
  • When SHIELD is revealed to be compromised by HYDRA, it causes a ripple effect across the show because the military and SHIELD had been working together until that point.
The main characters are Carol Danvers and Rhodey. Yes, these characters do date in the comics, but my reason for choosing these two goes beyond that.
For these characters, you'd keep Cheadle but I would cast Kristen Bell as Carol. Cheadle and Bell were co-leads of a comedy called House of Lies around this time (2012 to 2016.) So it's easy to picture them doing this show together for Marvel instead. If you would want to keep Larson instead, that also works. I just think Bell would be a better choice.
For the supporting cast, you should have a few more movie characters like Agent Carter, Agent Hill, and Lady Sif.
The big crossover for these characters happen in Civil War, when Carol and Rhodey are both at the airport battle. This would happen roughly between seasons 3 and 4 of the show.
With this basic outline, I think Marvel would have had a much more successful show than Agents of SHIELD. Millions of people would still be watching now, particularly if they bring in guest stars like Tony Stark (who was Carol's sponsor for Alcoholics Anonymous in the comics.)
It would have felt like it mattered. It would have felt like a superhero show. And it would have been more connected to the movies.
Thanks for reading.
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2019.02.14 03:20 NealKenneth What if the MCU had started a few years earlier?

The year is 1998.
Marvel, having sold film rights to many of their characters in the early 90s, were frustrated that no films had yet arrived. Most of these deals were 7 years old, and were going to expire soon.
FOX was approaching them for renewal of the deal. Meanwhile, SONY was about to sue, claiming that they still had rights to Spider-Man - despite the rights having expired already. Not seeing any other way to bring their characters to screen...Marvel renewed these deals.
Marvel didn't know it at the time, but it would be over 20 years until they had the rights to all of their characters again.
The purpose of this post is to explore an alternative history - a history where Marvel realized that they were on the edge of greatness, and got off to an earlier (and better) start.
The point of divergence is 1998 or 1999. In our timeline, this is when Marvel delayed greatness - renewing their contracts with FOX, and settling their lawsuit with SONY. I will be trying to keep things as realistic as possible. I will be considering the history of CGI/special effects, so no, there won't magically be a convincing Thanos in 2002. I will be considering the budgets of studios and their release schedules - every single release on this timeline will replace a different one. The money to make the film won't magically appear, and the studio won't suddenly have new releases on the schedule. I will be considering the histories of key actors - Tom Holland won't be Spider-Man in 2005, when Holland was 9 years old.
All of this will propagate from a single, seemingly simple change: Marvel has more confidence at the negotiation table. Starting in 1998, when Marvel renewed deals, they reduced the expiration date to 4 years (down from 7 years.)
Having been frustrated by studios for decades, their hope was that the reduced time limit would help a studio to finally get a film out there, rather than letting it languish in development for years on end. As we will see, this tactic paid off.
Let's get started.
For the first few years, things are about the same. The year 2000 sees the release of X-Men, followed in 2002 by X2, Blade 2 and the big one: Spider-Man.
But the success of Spider-Man triggers another success.
Since 1998, Avi Arad and Kevin Feige had been attempting to secure funding to produce their own films under a new entity named Marvel Studios. But it wasn't until Spider-Man broke box office records that the banks caught on. So it was in the summer of 2002 that Marvel Studios is granted a loan of about $525 million to produce 10 films, about four years earlier than they were able to do so in reality.
This is a more assertive Marvel.
Noticing that Universal's deal had expired, Marvel demands production cease on the wayward Hulk film, bringing the character home. Ang Lee's Hulk (2003) is never released. Daredevil, however, hits its deadline and sees release. But Marvel, having already secured independent funding, is not as helpful during it's difficult reception and therefore Elektra (2005) is never filmed. The same happens to other smaller budget films like The Punisher (2004) and Ghost Rider (2007) - with Marvel busy working on their own films, and without Avi Arad executive producing - they simply don't happen.
Hulk is now the most popular character in Marvel's roster.
Due to the timing of their latest round of renewals, Marvel still does not have access to Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, or X-Men. So their strategy is exactly the same as in real life - to build a series of solo films before a massive crossover with The Avengers. Here is the rough outline for their release schedule:
  • May 2004 - Hulk
  • July 2004 - Captain America
  • Nov 2005 - Thor
  • May 2006 - Iron Man
  • May 2007 - Hulk 2
  • July 2007 - Ant-Man
  • May 2008 - The Avengers
  • Nov 2008 - Thor 2
Without the damage done by the 2003 film, Hulk is now by far the safest character to premiere the series - not Iron Man. So the character is fast-tracked for a solo film for release in May 2004. Marvel, very happy with his work on Blade 2, hires Guillermo del Toro to direct. Instead of Hellboy (2004), del Toro directs Hulk for the MCU - with Mark Ruffalo as the lead instead of Edward Norton.
Unfortunately, despite this film being a great success, Marvel is unable to work through their distribution problems with Universal (just like real life.) They make the controversial decision to cancel Hulk 2, tentatively moving Thor 2 up a year earlier instead.
For Captain America, Marvel approaches Paul Greengrass. Known mostly for his period pieces and war films, Greengrass sees potential for the series and accepts Marvel's offer.
These two films (Hulk and Captain America) are able to start the MCU off with a much tighter one-two punch than Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk were able to in reality (2008.)
For the first Thor, Marvel hire director Andrew Adamson, who takes on the project instead of The Chronicles of Narnia films. As with the Narnia films, these are co-produced with Disney. Unlike Prince Caspian however, there is no release schedule conflict with Walden Media, and Thor 2 is therefore able to release on time for Christmas 2007.
Meanwhile, despite Hulk 2 being cancelled, del Toro is not left on the bench. With the mediocre profits from Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005), the producers and distributors are looking at possible sequel options, with Jackson suggesting del Toro may be able to help. Rather than attempting a direct sequel, however, the studio decides that art and set assets can be re-purposed for a project with Marvel. Mid budget ($60 to 90 million) with eyes on one of the less competitive release windows like October or January.
After reading an early script for Captain America 2, del Toro concepts an expedition to Wakanda by Peggy Carter and Howard Stark at the start of WW2, prior to recruiting Steve Rogers and creating the super-soldier serum. In this concept, Wakanda has dinosaurs and Welsey Snipes stars as a WW2-era Black Panther. The release ends up roughly replacing the budget and release date of Ghost Rider (2007.)
Due to issues with Edgar Wright, Ant-Man is delayed until Phase 2. Captain America 2 takes its release date, with Paul Greengrass returning to direct. His Captain America duology ends up taking the place of his award-winning work on Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) - the first film set in The Pacific Theatre of WW2, and the second split between The European Theatre and modern times.
So, with all the changes to the schedule, here is what Phase 1 actually ends up looking like:
  • May 2004 - Hulk
  • July 2004 - Captain America
  • Nov 2005 - Thor
  • May 2006 - Iron Man
  • Jan 2007 - Agent Carter
  • July 2007 - Captain America 2
  • Nov 2007 - Thor 2
  • May 2008 - The Avengers
The riskiest release ends up being Iron Man. Just like in real life, director Jon Favreau had met with Avi Arad on the set of Daredevil (2003) and had gained clout for his huge hit Elf...but still, the pick is out of left field. Paramount is not sold on the project until production on Mission Impossible 3 becomes too problematic. Paramount decides to delay it and release Iron Man instead. Favreau convinces the studio to hire Don Cheadle instead of Terrence Howard.
As for The Avengers, Joss Whedon is hired to direct, alongside his common collaborator Drew Goddard. Both are hired partly because Marvel is also interested in developing property for television.
But unlike in our timeline, Whedon's being hired to direct The Avengers does not cause very much controversy within Marvel. This is because Favreau was not the one who debuted the MCU this time around, and he wasn't rushed to pump out Iron Man 2 in just two years...so when Phase 2 comes around, Favreau is still happy to direct for Marvel. Iron Man 2 is scheduled for May 2009.
Around this time, two things have happened already that cause significant change moving forward.
First, the Thor series has been a surprise hit with teen girls. In this timeline, Hemsworth and Hiddleston were both in their early 20s when they debuted their roles and, working on a budget, the relatively unknown (but much younger) Kristen Stewart was cast instead of Natalie Portman. So unexpectedly the god/teen girl relationship has triggered the otherwise Twilight fans, and the sequel had used this to their advantage - hinting at a love triangle possibility between Thor, Jane and Loki in the future.
Deciding to maximize on this idea, the Thor films get put on an annual release schedule. For distribution, Marvel partners with Summit Entertainment, targeting November and February (Valentine's Day) release dates. This has the butterfly effect of delaying the Twilight films by just long enough that they miss their window...Thor mostly takes their billion-dollar box office earnings instead.
The second major change is that the rights to Daredevil have reverted to Marvel much earlier. With four years passing since the 2003 film, no sequel was made.
Drew Goddard is now at Marvel pitching a Daredevil film in 2007, at least five years earlier than he did in our timeline. Back then, Netflix was still in your mailbox, and there's not really anything at all like a streaming studio. But Marvel doesn't want to just sit on the property when Goddard has such a good pitch. So Marvel makes a call...to HBO.
Daredevil premieres on HBO in September 2008, replacing True Blood on their release schedule.
Moving forward into Phase 2 gets trickier to predict. The MCU has been a lot more successful so far, so they have more options in this timeline than in ours.
But, here's my best guess:
  • Feb 2009 - Thor 3
  • May 2009 - Iron Man 2
  • Aug 2009 - Ant-Man
  • May 2010 - Avengers 2
  • Jul 2010 - Captain America 3
  • Nov 2010 - Thor 4
  • May 2011 - Iron Man 3
  • Aug 2011 - Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Nov 2011 - Thor 5
  • Jan 2012 - Black Widow
  • May 2012 - Avengers 3
  • Aug 2012 - Ant-Man and The Wasp
  • Nov 2012 - Thor 6
By 2012, the MCU has expanded to four films a year. Besides coasting on sequels, three new series have debuted.

Ant-Man

Edgar Wright's first draft for the Ant-Man movie is from 2003. As noted earlier...Marvel is much more assertive in this timeline. By 2009, they had waited long enough and decided to film it without Wright.

Guardians of The Galaxy

The release date for Guardians is changed a few times. After Rise of The Silver Surfer, FOX continued to attempt a third Fantastic Four film, but Marvel would counter-respond by moving Guardians to the same weekend.
After this happened three or four times, FOX surrendered, giving up on their shaky sequel. But by this point Guardians was already filming so, by a happy accident, the Guardians enter the MCU in 2011, at just about the exact same time the rights to Fantastic Four revert to Marvel.

Black Widow

This one wasn't originally announced with the rest of Phase 2. Instead, once Marvel heard about Steven Soderbergh's desire to make a female action flick, they convinced him out to adapt it into a Black Widow movie (for a huge director's fee.)
On television, Marvel is just as busy.
Following the huge success of season 1, Daredevil is renewed for season 2, and Marvel pushes forward with other offers - teasing a mini-series each for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Punisher. The only major re-casting needed here is Elektra. Elodie Yung was way too far under-the-radar until 2013 or so...I recommend Tania Raymonde.
Using their partnership with HBO, Marvel also explore other options.
Agents of SHIELD is deemed too similar to Fringe, so that idea is shelved. Instead, noticing that Jeremy Renner is also thinking about network television, he is approached about a possible Hawkeye series.
At first, Marvel is unable to convince HBO to help them expand in time for the fall 2009 schedule, but after the success of Daredevil season 2 and the lukewarm reception to FlashForward, ABC orders 8 to 13 episodes of Hawkeye from HBO/Marvel to round out their Spring 2010 schedule.
One final possibility is Captain Britain. HBO and BBC have partnered together several times, it's not out of the question that they might pursue a comedy series starring someone like Simon Pegg. Think of a show like Chuck, but with a much higher budget. With the super-soldier, espionage, and medieval elements, a Captain Britain series would be a fun way to parody the MCU as a whole.
I'm skipping ahead a few years at this point, because I am now building guesses on top of guesses. Here are some general assumptions for Phase 3 and beyond:

Infinity War is a true two-parter

Unlike with our timeline, Marvel put the team front and center, with a film every two years allowing them to quickly outpace all solo series. Because of this, Civil War is the fourth Avengers film (instead of Captain America 3) and Thanos debuts two years early (2016) with the fifth Avengers film.
But rather than releasing a year apart, Infinity War part 1 and 2 are released more traditionally - May and November of 2016 - only six months apart. This is similar to how many major franchises have done it before, like The Matrix, Twilight, and Harry Potter.

Spider-Man is a series

SONY misfires with their follow-up to Spider-Man 3. Just as with our timeline, they keep going back and forth with Raimi on Spider-Man 4, debating whether or not to reboot. The difference is, in this timeline, this ends up causing them to wait too long to make a decision.
After 3 years of production, SONY realizes they will miss the 4-year deadline and ask Marvel for an extension. Marvel declines and the rights revert in 2011.
By 2013, Marvel has Holland on set filming scenes for a potential series. He also films his scenes for Civil War. The schedule is a serious problem by now, with five or six films a year...it's hard to find room for all of them. Unsure of what to do, Marvel gets their answer the next year when ABC officially orders 22 episodes of Spider-Man for the fall 2014 season.
It is the most expensive television show of all time, only possible because of toy sales and profits from the films.

Daredevil continues to dominate

By 2015, when in reality Daredevil debuted his first season, Daredevil is on his seventh season. The rest of the HBO shows are much more interconnected with the overall MCU. Captain America crosses over with a season of Luke Cage to fight The Serpent Society, War Machine vs The Punisher, Black Widow and Daredevil have a romance etc.
Each of the other street heroes besides Daredevil have had 2 to 4 mini-seasons (6 to 12 episodes.) As the first to debut, and the most popular, Daredevil is the only one who maintains an annual release of a full season (10 to 13 episodes.)
And with that, I'm going to wrap it up. This has gone on a long time, and I do have more thoughts if anyone has questions...it's just that past this point we are getting so far away from what's really happened that it's basically fan-fiction.
Let me know your thoughts. I hope you enjoyed reading!
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2018.12.29 04:09 dem0n0cracy World Carnivore Month is January 2019! Info dump inside!

Hey all!
Our subreddit has grown CONSIDERABLY in the last year - 2018 was a huge year for the zerocarb carnivore movement, and it started through the success of World Carnivore Month at the beginning of 2018! Tens of thousands of people joined Facebook groups, and 50,000 people subscribed to this subreddit! Hundreds are talking about the carnivore diet on Twitter - you can see if someone is a carnivore by checking if they have ©️ in their name, like mine! hyper©️arnivore
Surprisingly, this is a very old diet that has centuries of history.
http://highsteaks.com/carnivores-creed/owsley-the-bear-stanley/
We have multiple doctors not only suggesting that people try a carnivorous zerocarb diet, but are even doing it themselves and realizing they too have been conned by the health and nutrition establishment.

Doctors such as:

Supporting evidence that the following doctors recommend Carnivore Diet or close to it. https://www.reddit.com/usedem0n0cracy/comments/addz0l/doctors_discuss_the_carnivore_diet/
https://www.reddit.com/usedem0n0cracy/comments/ade16i/more_doctors_pharmacists_researchers_phds/
Dr. Shawn Baker - u/shawnbaker1967 https://twitter.com/SBakerMD
Dr. Ken D Berry https://twitter.com/KenDBerryMD
Dr. Jay Wrigley https://twitter.com/KetoDocCLT
Dr. Anthony Jay https://twitter.com/anthonygjay
Dr. Kevin Stock https://twitter.com/kevinstock12
Dr. Christian Assad https://twitter.com/ChristianAssad
Dr. Paul Saladino https://twitter.com/MDSaladino
Dr. Robert Pastore https://twitter.com/RP5hydroxy
Dr. David Unwin https://twitter.com/lowcarbGP
Dr. Michael Eades M.D. https://twitter.com/DrEades
Dr. Tro Kalayjian - u/DoctorTro https://twitter.com/DoctorTro
Dr. Paul Mason https://twitter.com/DrPaulMason
Dr. Csaba Toth https://twitter.com/paleoketogenic
Dr. Anthony Chaffee https://twitter.com/anthony_chaffee
Dr. Georgia Ede diagnosisdiet.com https://twitter.com/GeorgiaEdeMD
Dr. Ted Naiman https://twitter.com/tednaiman
Dr. Gary Fettke https://twitter.com/FructoseNo
Dr. Ben Bikman https://twitter.com/BenBikmanPhD
Dr. Peter Ballerstedt https://twitter.com/GrassBased
Dr. Nevada Gray https://twitter.com/GrayNevada
Dr. Gabrielle Lyon https://twitter.com/drgabriellelyon
Dr. Bret Scher https://twitter.com/bschermd
Dr. Paul Mabry
Dr. Darren Schmidt - D.C. https://twitter.com/realfoodcures
Dr. Steven Horwitz - D.C. https://twitter.com/DrHorwitz
Dr. Cameron Sepah https://Twitter.com/DrSepah
Dr. David Baldes M.D. https://twitter.com/ketoshrink/status/1081763193536634881?s=21
Nutritionist Amy Berger https://twitter.com/TuitNutrition
Professor Timothy Noakes https://twitter.com/ProfTimNoakes
Professor Stuart Phillips https://twitter.com/mackinprof
Journalist Nina Teicholz https://twitter.com/bigfatsurprise
Ph.D candidate Miki Ben-Dor https://twitter.com/bendormiki

Facebook Groups have grown substantially!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/worldcarnivoretribe/ - World Carnivore Tribe started by Dr. Shawn Baker
https://www.facebook.com/groups/zioh2/ - Zeroing In On Health started by Charles Washington 8 years ago
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PrincipiaCarnivora/ - Principia Carnivora started by Michael Frieze 3 years ago
https://www.facebook.com/groups/160488851347176/ - 100% Carnivore...and Beyond! started by Phil Escott this year
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1685052231589351/ - Carnivore Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet Support Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/482045862179951/ - Carnivore/Keto Diet
https://www.facebook.com/groups/509414366151670/?ref=group_header - Autistic Carnivores
https://www.facebook.com/groups/animalfatrx/ - Animal Fat RX
https://www.facebook.com/groups/191667651770756/ - RAW-some Zero Carb Carnivore Sanctuary
https://www.facebook.com/groups/womencarnivoretribe/ - Women Carnivore Tribe
https://www.facebook.com/groups/meathealth/ - Carnivore Corner
https://www.facebook.com/groups/KetoCarnivoreIF/ - Keto Carnivore IF
https://www.facebook.com/groups/zerocarbdoc/ - Zero Carb Doc started by Dr. Paul Mabry
https://www.facebook.com/groups/661617567520427/ - Zero Carb: Living the Good Life

Images

The Carnivore Diet for Mankind - HD - Star - Emoji Advice of what to eat / drink, Polls, Podcasts, Books - Zoom in to see the small text in this HD photo https://i.redd.it/qftzcf3if4k11.png
Homo Carnivorus - Part 1 : https://i.redd.it/xnmqrewisd221.png
Homo Carnivorus - Part 2 : https://i.redd.it/z7vjpfcksd221.png
StarChart - https://i.redd.it/789n61b45e221.png
CarnivoreDietAdvice - https://i.redd.it/31ud3dj65e221.png
Podcasts - https://i.redd.it/0rw60z785e221.png
Books - https://i.redd.it/k0074of95e221.png
Polls - https://i.redd.it/yqeribea5e221.png

Websites

http://highsteaks.com/carnivores-creed/owsley-the-bear-stanley/ - Read about The Bear - who coined the 'zerocarb' nomenclature and did the diet for 53 years until his untimely death in a car accident.
https://justmeat.co - Michael Goldstein @bitstein
https://meat.health/ - Dr. Kevin Stock
https:///meatheals.com - N=1 Anecdotes (@bitstein and @sbakermd run it)
https://zerocarbzen.com/testimonials/
https://ketogenicendurance.com/category/carnivore-diet-success-stories/
http://www.empiri.ca/p/eat-meat-not-too-little-mostly-fat.html - L Amber O'Hearn
http://www.diagnosisdiet.com/ - Dr Georgia Ede
http://highsteaks.com/f/index.php/board,5.0/sort,views/desc.html - Tons of old forum posts about various topics!
http://mikhailapeterson.com/ - Don't Eat That! Blog
A history of Nutrition Science
Part 1 (1785-1885): --> http://jn.nutrition.org/content/133/3/638.abstractPart 2 (1885-1912): --> http://jn.nutrition.org/content/133/4/975.fullPart 3 (1912-1944): --> http://jn.nutrition.org/content/133/10/3023.fullPart 4 (1945-1985): --> http://jn.nutrition.org/content/133/11/3331.full" I like to go back and re-read these articles on occasion to refresh my understanding of the Keto lifestyle. Many people aren't aware there there is a long unbroken string of professionals that have been using low carbohydrate interventions to combat obesity dating all the way back to the 1860s. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but rather shows a "lineage of thinking" that got us to where we are today. Some of these publications are hard to find now, so I leave them here for you to enjoy:

Books

Giant Booklist! https://www.reddit.com/ketoscience/wiki/index
New Books!

YouTube Channels

Frank Tufano https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIEiE-hnAUXUZNNeMJsZBYA/videos
Shawn Baker https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5apkKkeZQXRSDbqSalG8CQ/videos
HVMN https://hvmn.com/podcast/
Low Carb Down Under https://www.youtube.com/uselowcarbdownundevideos
Primal Edge Health https://www.youtube.com/usePrimalEdgeHealth/videos
Dr. Eric Berg DC https://www.youtube.com/usedrericberg123/videos
Ancestry Foundation https://www.youtube.com/useAncestryFoundation/videos
The Raw Primal Family https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZx7e6GWv49UiSBkpzpqoUA/videos
Daphne Reloaded https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOkEtmLmlugiPN9hH8u9Zyg/videos
Thomas DeLauer https://www.youtube.com/useTheTdelauevideos
The Weston A Price Foundation https://www.youtube.com/useTheWestonAPrice/videos
Dr. Darren Schmidt https://www.youtube.com/useNutritionalHealingA2/videos
PrimalBro https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2e2i4dJgsl0cB5PFjTDBZw/videos
Phil Escott https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcHEYrfmQH-5RxiFL5RD08g/videos
Ketogeek https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClBAXCB3f0vUzj9wwKJeoOQ/videos
Ken D Berry MD https://www.youtube.com/useKenDBerry/videos
Physicians for Ancestral Health https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCijY61FN3AtDWSbrRj9nYqA/videos
Public Health Collaboration https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZO0WD6hn02_6b0_MNTKPgQ
Fat Fueled Family - Danny Vega https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBWrXQozj8I
Crohn's Colitis Vitality https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfnYhj9llnBS78vM8jwtNCA
Vegetable Police https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFuLNktnqqBEF_9ZcmjC_bw
What I've Learned https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqYPhGiB9tkShZorfgcL2lA
sv3rige https://www.youtube.com/usesv3rige
KasumiKriss https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp4_eaWIdkiW37Fg4Moi9Ag
SHREDucated https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTQ5VXO6E9iVdMT5WJwuqHA
Tuit Nutrition - Amy Berger https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmDz-SYYhoerycynsCm7L8g
Keto Connect https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzRYivTpUQ0r2qPPjfLoQiA
Carneval https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCngtlLz7xTfiEAsDU-HrnBg
Full Range Strength - Don Matesz https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZHoeDSpHN1bBWXsqSgaeuw
Dr. Nick Zyrowski https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o_WpYz0gso
Dr. Paul Saladino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg1P0buUrv4
Autism and the Carnivore Diet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5ME6nGWxcQ&t=1s
Rob Stuart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk5R_invOWQ

Podcasts

CarnivoreCast http://www.carnivorecast.com/Human Performance Outliers (Dr. Shawn Baker and Zach Bitter) http://humanperformanceoutliers.libsyn.com/Peak Human https://www.peak-human.com/BioHackers Lab https://www.biohackerslab.com/
Fitness Confidential https://vinnietortorich.com/tag/fitness-confidential/
Low Carb Cardiologist with Dr. Bret Scher https://lowcarbcardiologist.com/
Diet Doctor Podcast (has video) https://www.dietdoctor.com/the-diet-doctor-podcast-is-now-on-itunes-apple-podcasts
Dr. Peter Attia - The Drive https://peterattiamd.com/podcast/
2 Keto Dudes http://2ketodudes.com/
The Keto Savage http://ketosavage.com/podcasts/
Low Carb MD http://www.lowcarbmd.com/
Zero Carb Journal https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/zero-carb-journal/id1328453741
InnerFirePodcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/innerfirepodcast/id1249685753
STEM-Talk https://www.ihmc.us/stemtalks/

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In the News!

ABC News Good Morning America : What to know about the trendy, meat-only 'carnivory' diet By ABC NEWS Jul 27, 2018, 8:51 AM ETSFChronicle - Tech workers seeking an edge on peers turn to all-meat ‘carnivore diet’
INC: Steak Is the New Salad: Why These Techies Are Embracing an All-Meat Diet Your Coinbase account should be accompanied by steak and bacon, according to these cryptocurrency luminaries. Sept 22, 2017
Vice : Inside the World of the 'Bitcoin Carnivores' Why a small community of Bitcoin users is eating meat exclusively. Sept 29th, 2017
Global News Canada : Danielle Smith: If you want to improve your health, eat more meat January 12, 2018
INC: I Ate Nothing but Meat for 2 Weeks. Here's What It Was Like @sonyaellenmann
The Guardian: They mock vegans and eat 4lb of steak a day: meet 'carnivore dieters' An extreme, all animal-based diet is gaining followers in search of heightened productivity, mental clarity, and a boosted libido. But experts express doubts @oliviasolon Fri 11 May 2018 04.00 EDT
National Post: Meat, meat, and more meat: Extreme, animal-only 'carnivore diet' gaining followers Enthusiasts of the all-meat diet include a group of self-proclaimed 'bitcoin carnivores' May 15, 2018
Healthline : This Woman Says Meat-Only Diet Eased Her Autoimmune Disease Symptoms Mikhaila Peterson took the keto diet one extra step by eliminating veggies and eating only meat. She says it cured several illnesses. Experts aren’t convinced. Written by Gigen Mammoser on June 3, 2018
PureWow : What Is the Carnivore Diet (and Should You Try It)? By ALEXIA DELLNER JUN. 27, 2018
'Vegans Are Sacks Of Sh*t But They Are Winning' Carnivore Ex-Doc Blasts Jul 18, 2018
NYPost : New diet claims you can lose weight eating only steak and burgers July 24, 2018
Eggs and bacon for breakfast, burgers for lunch, steak for dinner: Man says ‘carnivore diet’ has helped him lose weightPOSTED 8:50 PM, JULY 29, 2018, BY FOX NEWS WIRE SERVICE,
BuzzFeed News : Jordan Peterson Says Meat Cured His Depression. Now His Daughter Will Tell You How It Healed Her Too — For A Fee. Posted on July 31, 2018
PopSci : Please do not try to survive on an all-meat diet By Sara Chodosh August 2, 2018
The Daily Meal: The Carnivore Diet Is the Wildest Weight Loss Craze of All Time August 3, 2018 By Holly Van Hare
Repost to News.Com.Au : New diet claims you can lose weight eating only steaks and burgers AUGUST 5, 2018
PETA Takes Life Insurance Policy Out On A Carnivore Dieter, Hopes To Turn Him Vegan
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2018.09.29 14:13 Oblique9043 The HUGE Significance of 11/14 or 11/5

After my last post about Regulus and bringing up the Nov 14th date spoken about in the Trackdown - End of the World Episode again, I started doing some more digging. It's important you read that post before you can understand this one. You can find it here.

The name of the asteroid that occulted the star Regulus for 14 seconds on March 20, 2014 was called 163 Erigone.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/163_Erigone
163 Erigone is an asteroid from the asteroid belt and the namesake of the Erigone family of asteroids that share similar orbital elements and properties. It was discovered by French astronomer Henri Joseph Perrotin on April 26, 1876, and named after one of the two Erigones in Greek mythology.
Erigone is a relatively large and dark asteroid with an estimated size of 73 km. Based upon its spectrum, it is classified as a C-type asteroid, which indicates that it probably has a carbonaceous composition.
2014 occultation of Regulus
In the early morning hours of March 20, 2014, Erigone occulted the first-magnitude star Regulus as first predicted by A. Vitagliano in 2004. This would have been a rare case of an occultation of a very bright star visible from a highly populated area, since the shadow path moved across New York state and Ontario, including all five boroughs of New York City. Observers in the shadow path would have seen the star wink out for as long as 14 seconds.
However, heavy clouds and rain blocked the view for most if not all people on the shadow path. The website of the International Occultation Timing Association does not list any successful observations at all.
Two single chord Asteroid Occultation events have been observed, in 2013 and 2014

The fact that no one actually witnessed it is REALLY interesting and must play some sort of dynamic to all of this.

The name Erigone seems to refer to 2 different Greek goddesses

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erigone_(daughter_of_Icarius))
Icarius was cordial towards Dionysus, who gave his shepherds wine. They became intoxicated and killed Icarius, thinking he had poisoned them. His daughter, Erigone, and her dog, Maera, found his body. Erigone hanged herself over her father's grave. Dionysus was angry and punished Athens by making all of the city's maidens commit suicide in the same way. Erigone was placed in the stars as the constellation Virgo.
According to Ovid, Dionysus "deceived Erigone with false grapes", that is, assumed the shape of a grape cluster to approach and seduce her.

Dionysus was the god of winemaking. He was responsible for the growth of the vines.

John 15
"I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful."

Sounds like this one is associated with an Antichrist like Figure pretending to be Jesus since wine represents his blood.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erigone_(daughter_of_Aegisthus))
Erigone would have been slain by Orestes along with her brother Aletes if not for the intervention of Artemis, who rescued her and made her a priestess in Attica. In some stories, she hangs herself after the child is born, though this may be a confusion with Erigone, daughter of Icarius. Also, after Hermione died, she is said to have married Orestes and gave birth to Penthilus. Or it is said she sued Orestes to murder of her parents.

Orestes murdered his own mother then went crazy. Satan/Yahweh have other gods related to them where they are rejected by their mothers or don't have one, which is why they are narcissists who hate women and why we he kicks Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden (Mother Nature) and curses women to be subservient to men (read more about this idea here). Revelation speaks of the Red Dragon trying to kill a newborn baby and the woman who birthed him. She then goes somewhere in the wilderness, where God held a place for her until its time. God in this story apparently, is Artemis or Diana. She's not dead, she's just hiding until Orestes (humanity) attones for what he did. This stuff correlates to so much more, I might have to make another post just about this.

I came across this date (11/14) towards the beginning of my journey and I never went back looking into it because it felt like a dead end besides a couple of VERY key significances. Nov 14th is both the day the "Great Comet" is discovered in 1680 and the day that Einstein presented his Quantum Theory of Light in 1908. Looking at this list now, I see WAY more correlations with this to the point it's getting ridiculous. And it seems this date is a sort of pendulum point in time because we have instances of people winning their freedoms, overtaking governments and rulers being killed and we have instances of enslavement, attacks and new kings getting crowned. I wonder which way Earth is going to go in this timeline. Also important to note 11/14 = 1 + 4 = 5 = 11/5 = 1 + 1 + 5 = 7

"Remember, Remember the 5th of November"

Transitions and Abuses of Power


1380 King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12
1698 Spanish king Carlos appoints grandson prince Jozef Ferdinand as heir
1863 Nathan Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee
1881 Charles J. Guiteau put on trial for the assassination of US President Garfield
1881 Leon Gambetta forms French government
1907 The Third Duma (Parliament) meets in Russia; following Tsar Nicholas II's limiting of the franchise, a conservative majority holds sway and suppresses the radical elements
1908 Liberal candidate Jose Miguel Gomez wins national elections for president in Cuba
1915 Tomáš Masaryk demands independence for Czechoslovakia
1918 Republic of Czechoslovakia created with Tomáš Masaryk as its 1st president
1919 Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia
1920 The Russian Bolshevik army occupies Sebastopol, ending anti-communist attempts to regain the government of Russia
1921 The Communist Party of Spain is founded
1922 German Reichs Chancellor Joseph Wirth's term ends
1935 FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth
1935 Nazis deprive German Jews of their citizenship
1942 Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender
1945 Java: Sutan Sjahrir appointed as forming government
1952 Greek General Alexander Papagos wins elections
1954 Egyptian President Naguib resigns, state of emergency declared
1956 Hungarian revolt put down by Soviet invasion
1957 The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested
1965 US government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam
1966 Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title
1971 Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria
1980 Guinee-Bissau Premier Vieira fires President Luis Cabral
1984 Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
2001 War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters takeover the capital Kabul
2017 Armed forces drive through streets of Harare, Zimbabwe a day after military says its prepared to step in after removal of vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa

1959 "Girls against the Boys" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 performances

This seems to imply we'll be at union with both the masculine and the feminine. But all of these events seem to be polar opposites so who knows. It almost seems like women are going to take over and we're trading places. Like Dumuzid and Inanna. If this is the coming of the True Antichrist, then it won't be good and balance will not be achieved through them.

Disasters and Attacks


1775 -15] Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces
1927 World's largest gas tank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, explodes; 28 die
1938 Dutch DC3 crashes at Schiphol, 6 die
1939 Oil refinery fire kills 500 & destroys Lagunillas, Venezuela
1940 During WW II, German planes destroy most of Coventry, England
1941 British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sank in Mediterranean, having been torpedoed by a German submarine the day before
1941 Governr-General Wouters of Dutch Antilles refuses Jews refuge
1942 -Nov 15th) Japanese/US sea battle at Savo-Island in Guadalcanal
1946 Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11
1959 Kilauea's most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii)
1960 2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 (Czech)
1960 Riot due to school integration in New Orleans
1970 Marshall U football team wiped out in DC-9 air crash at Kenova, West Virginia, killing 75
1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 Volcano Nevado del Ruiz Colombia erupts, 1000s killed
1990 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
1990 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1990 Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die
2016 7.8 earthquake cuts off town of Kaikoura, New Zealand, raising sea bed by 4m, and killing 2 people


Currency Issues


1931 Ottawa Mint Act is proclaimed in Britain
2002 Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.
2008 Italy plunges into recession, its first since the start of 2005, after GDP contracts a steeper-than-expected 0.5% in the third quarter
2008 Hong Kong becomes the second Asian economy to tip into recession, its exports hit by weakening global demand
2008 Eurozone officially slips into recession for the first time since its creation in 1999, pushed down by recessions in Germany and Italy
2008 Elizabeth Warren is appointed to chair a Congressional Oversight Panel for the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act
2009 The National Statistical Service of Greece states that the country has been in recession since the beginning of the year
2012 A series of protests against austerity measures occur across Europe including Spain, Portugal, and Greece


TV Shows/Movies/Plays/Books


1851 "Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville first published by Harper and Brothers in the US
1883 "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson is first published as a book by Cassell & Co.
1894 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Golden Pince-Nez" (BG)
1905 David Belasco's "Girl of Golden West" premieres in NYC
1908 Oscar Strauss' musical "Der tapfere Soldat" premieres in Vienna
1945 H Lindsay and R Crouse's "State of the Union" premieres in NYC

"The play's events... allude to Wendell Willkie, the utility company head who became the surprise Republican candidate for president in 1940. 'This is a play about a businessman who is a dark-horse candidate.'

1952 First regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express
1960 Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" reaches #1

I said Georgia, GeorgiaA song of you (a song of you)Comes as sweet and clearAs moonlight through the pine

1964 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 199 performances
The show spoofs some of the great film stars of the era, such as Shirley Temple and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, and Governor is based on MGM honcho Louis B. Mayer, known for his roving eye for pretty starlets and deep-seated nepotism.

1964 "Folies Bergere" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
1964 "Oliver!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 774 performances
A workhouse in Dunstable, England is visited by the wealthy governors who fund it. While a sumptuous banquet is held for them, the barefoot orphan boys who work there are being served their daily gruel. They dream of enjoying the same "Food, Glorious Food" as their masters. While eating, some boys draw straws to see who will ask for more to eat, and the job falls to a boy named Oliver Twist. He goes up to Bumble and Widow Corney, who run the workhouse and serve the gruel, and asks for more. Enraged, Bumble takes Oliver to the governors to see what to do with him ("Oliver!"). A decision is made to have Oliver sold into service. Bumble parades Oliver through the snow, trying to sell him to the highest bidder ("Boy for Sale"). Oliver is sold to an undertaker named Mr. Sowerberry, who intends to use him as a mourner for children's funeral
1965 "Baker Street" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 313 performances
1965 George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) at 152 W 54th NYC, demolished
1968 U.S. premiere of film version of Morris L. West's best seller "The Shoes of the Fisherman"
1973 "Good Evening" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 438 performances
1976 "Network", directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch and William Holden, premieres in Los Angeles and New York City (Finch - Academy Awards Best Actor 1977)

This one warrants reading the entire plot as it fits too perfectly. Even ending with the assassination of the main character.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_(1976_film))
Network is a 1976 American satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings
1981 "Raise!" 11th studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1982) Event of interestEvent of Interest
1987 "La Cage aux Folles" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 performances

La cage aux folles literally means "the cage of mad women". However, folles is also a slang term for effeminate homosexuals (queens).

1991 Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV
1993 "Kentucky Cycle" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 34 performances
1993 "Twilight of the Golds" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 29 performances
1993 Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st US state
1996 "Chicago" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC
1997 Disney's "Lion King" sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale
2000 Geddy Lee releases his first solo album, “My Favourite Headache”
2002 Film "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" is released, based on the second book by J. K. Rowling
2006 "Casino Royale", 21st James Bond film premieres in London, starring Daniel Craig for the 1st time and Eva Green, premieres in London
2012 "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Bill Condon, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, is released
As ridiculous as this sounds, this might be the most relevant of all. I can't fit it all here, so just go here and read about the plot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twilight_Saga:_Breaking_Dawn_%E2%80%93_Part_2#Plot

Her daughters name literally means "born again". Someone gets told they don't live in the world they think they do. Her child get persecuted and they gather "witnesses" to testify for her. The 2 witnesses in Revelation? The correlations here are crazy. Especially with the idea I've heard that everything man exalts, God hates and vice versa. So Pagan and witches seem to be implying something here.

2016 "Moana" animated Disney film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker with voices by Auli'i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson premieres in Los Angeles
On the Polynesian island of Motunui, the inhabitants worship the goddess Te Fiti, who brought life to the ocean, using a pounamu stone as her heart and the source of her power. Maui, the shapeshifting demigod and master of sailing, steals the heart to give humanity the power of creation. However, Te Fiti disintegrates, and Maui is attacked by Te Kā, a volcanic demon, losing both his magical giant fishhook and the heart to the depths.
A millennium later, Moana, daughter of Motunui's chief Tui, is chosen by the ocean to return the heart to Te Fiti. However, Tui arrives and takes Moana away, causing her to lose the heart.

Space & Exploration Related


1524 Francisco Pizarro begins his 1st great expedition, near Colombia
1792 Captain George Vancouver is first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay

Something to do with Pope Francis? Either Jesuit takeover of America or destruction of the Catholic church would be my guess.

1910 1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Virginia

Another first involving flying vehicles

1922 BBC begins daily radio broadcasts from the 2LO transmitter at Marconi House

Implying contact

1923 Kentaro Suzuki completes his ascent of Mount Iizuna.

1969 Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing

We just announced we're sending people back to the moon

1981 2nd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 2-returns to Earth

The 2nd space shuttle, Lady Liberty, RETURNS to Earth

1983 First cruise missile placed at Greenham Common, England

Those missiles were guided by light

1984 Astronauts aboard "Discovery" pluck a 2nd satellite from orbit

More references to a 2nd moon or "satellite". With "Discovery" plucking one from orbit.

1984 NASA launches NATO-3D

Implying this 3D world was "launched" or created?

1994 Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), lands

Atlantis? 13 is the mother again.

2012 CFBDSIR 2149-0403 is discovered, the closest rogue planet to earth (100 light-years away)

This is a giant indicator.


Scandals


1550 Pope Julius III proclaims new seat on Council of Trente

Apparently he was fucking his "adopted nephew" which was a big scandal for the Catholic Church

1943 J Postma, C Schalker, D Goulooze arrested for leading illegal CPN

CPN scams involve social security numbers and escaping bad credit.

1991 American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103

Russia downed a flight and I don't think anyone has indicted them yet

1986 SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky

Fined for insider stock trading, the highest fine ever at the time for a single person.

2002 The United States House of Representatives votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks

Now this is VERY interesting. Trump has repeatedly said he would expose 9/11 and I've had this theory for a while that he would use this information to end the investigation and take complete power.

1976 War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing

He was a Nazi. A Dutch writer was involved in his capture. I'm noticing a lot of references to the Dutch. Apparently they were very complicit in atrocities of Nazi Germany and they had the highest percentage of Jewish deaths in Western Europe, 75% of them died. A lot of Nazi's actually hid out in these areas to avoid capture. The Little Baron Trump books say he changed his name to a Dutch name. Trump himself lied and said his father was Swedish. I think it's pretty obvious what this means.


Miscellaneous


1666 Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)

Almost seems like an illusion to genetic manipulation. The Greeks called the city where they worshiped the Egyptian god of the Underworld Anubis, the "city of the dog". Jesus referred to a Canaanite woman as a dog once. Trump also called Omarosa a "dog". Keeping with my theory that almost 100% of the negative things Trump says about a person are projection, which means he's really talking about himself, this is very interesting. Especially with his love for Black and Gold color schemes on his "Towers" which is very Egyptian. Ramses II also had red hair. Which means he was an Edomite. Ramses II is mentioned specifically on Cleopatra's Needle, one of which is a mile away from the black inverted obelisk that is Trump Tower. Ramses II sounds an AWFUL lot like Trump. Loved to build monuments to himself and over exaggerated his accomplishments. He is very revered though and thought of as a great Pharaoh, according to what was written about him at least.

1675 Pope Clemens X declares Gorcumse martyrs divine

They were 19 Catholics who were killed for being Catholics

1832 First streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents rode on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Sts

The Mars Rover was literally just driven around NYC


1896 Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation

Implying a new power or power source is coming?

1967 The Congress of Colombia in commemoration of the 150 years of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as "Day of the Colombian Woman"

Columbia was originally a name for the goddess of America, which is essentially Lady Liberty. If the Messiah really is coming, this is implying it's a woman.

1969 2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US

This was a sit in to protest the Vietnam war

1972 Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)

This seems to be a good thing

1973 Canada begins production of Olympic coins

The Olympics was the celebration of the Triumph over the first gods, the Titans. Although its just a sham to fool the people into thinking they are free now when the old gods just changed shape into new ones. Like the Phoenix being reborn.

1975 Spain, Morocco and Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara

Spain gave up land due to pressure from the UN

1976 "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" closes at Playhouse NYC after 16 performances

This is a play about Israel. Olive branches represent peace

1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Walter Cronkite

Interesting. Egypt is a metaphor in the Bible for a place of struggle as well as being a real place.

1981 Old Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park repaired and working again

Apparently this is just one of 2 different ones. The other one called Murphy which is on the west side of the GOLDEN GATE Park.

1982 Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Wałęsa freed

Just gonna have to read about this one for yourselves, it's very relevant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lech_Wa%C5%82%C4%99sa

1990 Michael Heseltine contests Margaret Thatcher's leadership of the British Conservative Party

A challenge to the conservative party

1991 Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile

13 is associated with the mother principal of the soul. She's been in exile, represented by getting kicked out of the Garden of Eden.

2001 OPEC announces that it intends to cut its crude oil output quotas by 1.5 million barrels per day effective, but only if non-OPEC producers cut their output by 500,000 barrels per day as well

Oil shortage coming?

2007 the last direct-current distribution by Con Edison was shut down.

Is this indicating the power will be cut off or is it a metaphor for humanity itself?

Children's Day is celebrated on the 14th of November in India as a tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru, who was born on November 14, 1889. Jawaharlal Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru or simply Chachaji, was known for his love for children. On this day, chocolates and gifts are often distributed among children, while schools organize different events such as debates, and music and dance performances. It is also a common practice to distribute gifts like clothes, toys and books to orphan children on this day.
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2018.08.03 18:54 BackgroundAct WWE Network Chronological Watch #4: All Star Wrestling 09-13-75, or "Have you ever wondered what Jesse Ventura and Hulk Hogan's love child would look like? Look no further!"

Because I have too much time and not enough to do (and also a weird interest in the history of wrestling, but mostly too much time) I'm watching the more or less complete WWE Network in more or less chronological order. And because misery loves company, you're going to watch along with me, because I'm recapping the whole thing. I hope we're going to have less Nazis and more funny stuff this week, even though Waldo Von Erich makes an appearance at AWA (sorry, I fucked that up) WWWF All Star Wrestling. And sorry for not posting earlier, but I had to deal with a bunch of medical-related BS during the last two days (like... freaking out about new meds and their side effects, then running around like a bunny on speed and eating everything without legs to flee as a result of those side effects. Good Times!) Bonus content: Unqualified comments on wrestling, remarks on the differences to today's WWE, grammatical errors and prepositions all over the place because English isn't my first language, bad jokes and general smart-ass-ness.
If you missed my earlier posts, you can find them here:
WWE Network Chronological Watch #1: MSG 3/17/75, or "Mutual Biting is a Thing in 1975"
WWE Network Chronological Watch #2: MSG 4/14/75, or "Who doesn't love to hate Nazi heels?"
WWE Network Chronological Watch #3: Champion vs. Champion, or "Bruno Sammartino was a Real-Life Badass!"

All Star Wrestling 09-13-75, or "Have you ever wondered what Jesse Ventura and Hulk Hogan's love child would look like? Look no further!"

Date September 13, 1975 (nothing entertainingly interesting happens on that day, sorry)
Venue Hamburg Fieldhouse, Hamburg, Germany Pennsylvania (or so I read)
WWE Network Link All Star Wrestling 09-13-75

Card

Tom Stanton vs Superstar Billy Graham (with Grand Wizard)
Buddy Porter, Buzz Sawyer (not this Buzz Sawyer, though) vs Blackjack Lanza, Blackjack Mulligan (with Captain Lou Albano)
Manuel Miranda vs Baron Mikel Scicluna
Frank Monte vs Francisco Flores
Louis Cerdan, Tony Parisi vs Bugsy McGraw, Waldo von Erich (with "Classy" Freddie Blassie AND Captain Lou Albano)
We start the program with a PSA about "discretionary viewer participation" in this wrestling program. Whew, I'll better take a seat, I feel faint already! The All Star Wrestling intro is rather grainy (as is the rest of the recording), but interesting, because it does the exact opposite of modern slow-mo clips of wrestling moves - it stops at the moment of impact, instead of speeding up. The next view is very familiar though, because we have Vince on commentary again, alongside Antonino Rocca, who was a big deal in the 50s and 60s, but should probably stay away from microphones, and not only because as a non-native speaker I have trouble understanding his accent ("Well, they impress me very well!"... erm what?).
\"Superstar\" Billy Graham. He looks like Jesse \"The Body\" Ventura and Hulk Hogan's time-travelling love child, down to the receding hairline, and unsurprisingly had a huge influence on their presentations and styles.
The opening bout is Tom Stanton vs Superstar Billy Graham, who's appearing in WWWF for the first time around this time and who's going to become quite a big deal later. Tom Stanton seems to be the 70s Kristen Stewart, because he has only one facial expression and can't even be arsed to raise his hand or... you know, DO something, during his introduction, even though he's supposed to be the babyface. Superstar Billy Graham is managed by the Grand Wizard of Wrestling, is billed from "Paradise Valley, Arizona", which is a real place, contrary to everything I expected, and looks like he's roughing up guys like Tom Stanton as light exercise. Before Breakfast. With one arm tied behind his back. He also makes a huge show of having the Grand Wizard help him pull off his shirt, because he's so muscular he can barely fit it over his biceps. Judging from the amount of whistling, the audience appreciates the look. Graham proceeds to beat up Tom Stanton, pulling him up twice at a two-count, which is kind of a dick move, because this match is so fucking boring that I want it to be over. Graham finally wins via submission in 3:57, which was about two and a half minutes too long, then beats up Stanton some more and jiggles his pecs.
Thank God it's over, the amount of \"not giving a fuck\" was really high in this one, especially on Tom Stanton's part. Makes you appreciate good enhancement talent.
Up next are Buddy Sawyer and Buzz Porter vs Blackjack Mulligan (whom you might know as Barry Windham's dad or Bo and Bray's grandad) and Blackjack Lanza with Captain Lou Albano. The Blackjacks are the WWWF Tag Team Champions, and they're really committed to this weird partner look thingy, even though Blackjack Mulligan drew the line at getting an upper body hair toupet. The crowd seems a bit confused as to who they're supposed to cheer for, but they really don't like "Albano the Bum" and chant against him while the Blackjacks resthold the shit out of their opponents, interspersed with a few blows. At least they're looking mean and like they really want to hurt those dudes, but also like casually beating them up is just another day at the office for them. We see Heel!Barry Windham's Black Claw, complete with black leather glove, and Lou Albano just casually choking Buddy Sawyer (I think?) while the ref isn't looking. Good times, or at least better times than the last match! Antonino Rocco's voice is about as annoying as young Jim Cornette with his tennis racket, minus the part where you want Cornette to walk into a door or fifteen before he leaves. You just want Rocco to LEAVE. Right NOW! Doors or no doors, just have him GONE! Unfortunately, the only thing that happens is the Blackjacks winning (unsurprisingly), but Rocco stays. Damn it.
Blackjack Mulligan (aka Bo and Bray's gramps) to the left, Blackjack Lanza to the right. Also, refs are already wearing striped shirts here!
When we return after the commercial, there's an interview with the Grand Wizard of Wrestling and Superstar Billy Graham, and wraparound sunglasses and golden turbans be damend, the guy can TALK! "Superstar Billy Graham has muscles he hasn't even flexed yet, and now, out of the goodness of his enlarged, big, mammoth heart, Superstar Billy Graham has consented, just this one time, depending on how your demeanor is, he has condescended to personally speak to you." Honestly, I think the Grand Wizard might be my favourite heel manager so far, even more so than Blassie and Albano. Graham proceeds to extol his many... ahem... virtues (99,5% of them physical), trashes Vince, then talks about how every wife wants to fuck him and how every husband is jealous that his wife wants to fuck him. Personally, I'm more into less spray tan and less steroids, but, whatever makes you sleep at night, Billy. And then we get to the salient point here, because Graham wants to get "fat, pot belly, out of shape, white-skinned" Bruno Sammartino out of his "overstuffed easy chair" and into the ring for a WWWF World Heavyweight Championship match. Uh... Billy? Have you been watching the same tapes that I've been watching? Are you talking about a different Bruno Sammartino? Because I don't know anyone who fits that description... But damn, one hell of a promo. I don't know how well Sammartino's and Graham's styles mash, but I really want to watch their match (which took place on October 13, 1975 in MSG from what I can gather, but hasn't made it to the WWE Network yet - it's available on YouTube though, if any of you want to take a look). Instead we have the historic Sammartino-Graham match on April 30, 1977 to look forward to in a couple of weeks! (WWE Network Link for those who don't want to wait)
We also have the first entry on our Vintage Wrestling Bullshit Bingo Card, brother! I'd make this a drinking game, but I'm kinda afraid for my liver...
\"Tell me the truth, are you not mesmerized?\" - He seems mesmerized to me!
The next match is Manuel Miranda (who might also have wrestled as "Law Man" in the WWF at some time?) vs Baron Mikel Scicluna, who was a big deal in the 60s and early 70s. Scicluna proceeds to trash Miranda to crickets from the crowd and a couple of people leaving for or returning from bio breaks, while Vince talks about the possibility of a Graham-Sammartino match. At least it's over mercifully fast when Sciculuna wins by unspectacular three-count, and I don't have to pretend this is a big deal, because nobody else does, either.
If that pose doesn't say \"I'm a dick, please hit me!\" then I don't know what does. Unfortunately, he wins. Also, sorry for the abysmal picture quality. I swear it's the video!
The penultimate match of the broadcast is "Fabulous" Frank Monte (sometimes also Mike Monte, I think?) vs Francisco Flores and I really hope it's going to be more entertaining than the last one, because otherwise, I'll need a lot of coffee. Franciso Flores looks like, if he went and applied for a role as just about any Mexican guy in any movie today, he'd be sent home with a lot of scathing comments about clichés and typecasting. He also hasn't figured out yet that "approximately skin-coloured" isn't the best look for wrestlers' trunks for obvious reasons. First impressions can be quite deceiving, however - these two put on a way better match than Miranda and Scicluna, and it's clear from the moment the bill rings, when they pull out the fancy moves, like armdrags and turnbuckle-whips and extremely insincere (but entertaining) heel begging. The crowd appreciates the change of pace, too, and is actually, audibly invested in this match, something that was absent from most of the other matches. The pace picks up a bit after Monte throws Flores out of the ring (no mats on the floor in that era) and they start brawling on the apron, until the ref has enough of their bullshit and calls for a double countout for some reason. I can't find it in me to be angry about the bullshit-y finish, though - "better" doesn't necessarily mean "good" here, especially when considering the matches before.
A+ theatralics to be seen here! (Flores to the left in the invisible pants, Monte clutching the ropes)
It's getting crowded in the ring for the last match of the broadcast. Louis Cerdan (from Paris) and Tony Parisi (NOT from Paris - also, did you know that "Pariser" is a German slang term for condom?) vs Bugsy McGraw and Waldo Von Erich (who has his right arm under control this time), with managers Captain Lou Albano and "The Fashion Plate of America" Freddie Blassie. Urgh. If he's the fashion plate, I'd hate to see what everyone else is wearing. Everyone takes their sweet time getting out of the ring and into their respective corners before Von Erich and Tony Condom Parisi start things off. I also feel like I'm not up to date on the finer points of 70s face-heel dynamics, because Parisi rakes Von Erich's face and gets a huge pop from the crowd, which kinda confuses me? Cerdan and Parisi are aware that the numbers are stacked against them, and they... leave (WTF?), while Albano destroys a wooden chair just because he... can, I guess? Blassie seems quite convinced that McGraw and Von Erich have won by countout even though nobody's counting yet for some reason, but suddenly, the crowd goes wild and Ceran and Parisi return from the dressing room with... André the Giant? This is getting stranger and stranger! The heels vacate the ring in a hurry - can't fault them, I'd be in a hurry too if André was coming after me, and especially a young-and-healthy-looking André! Blassie tries to get in a shot or two with Von Erich's signature riding crop, but finally, they return to something resembling an actual wrestling match, even though it still is a four-on-two-handicap match despite André trying his best to scare off Albano and Blassie. Finally Cerdan and Parisi have their comeback and start to beat the snot out of Blassie and Albano, to a huge pop from the crowd, who was getting as sick of their bullshit as I was. However, I could've done without hints of Blassie's buttcrack. Some things just cannot be unseen. André then almost casually bashes Blassie's and Albano's heads together, then proceeds to just... sit on them and the broadcast ends without an actual finish to the match. Erm... what. The. Actual. Fuck?
WTF?

TL;DR

Superstar Billy Graham doesn't know what size of tee to buy, cowboys really like matching outfits, Billy Graham needs new glasses, these bullshit finishes are really getting out of hand and André the Giant enjoys sitting on people.

What to watch?

Billy Graham's promo right after the Blackjacks' tag team match. I think it's even more fun with the benefit of hindsight. Maybe the last tag team match if you want to see the insane amount of WTF? for yourself. If you're looking for good wrestling, though... look elsewhere.

What does the cat think?

\"I remain supremely unimpressed by your silly human antics.\" I guess she likes her wrestling with a bit more... wrestling?
Up next: The Cowboy and a Texas Bronco, or "Terry Funk was young-ish once!" (WWE Network Link) "Cowboy" Bill Watts defends the (NWA Tri-State - there were about a gazillion NA Championships around back then) North American Championship against - yay! - Terry Funk! I'm excited about this!
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2018.04.30 16:06 ABMBadman Releases of the Week 4/30 - 5/6

This post will be updated throughout the week as releases are announced. If there is a release from any artist or gallery that you are aware of that has not been posted please contribute in the comments below.

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Last Week's Releases
This Week's Releases:
Date Release Artist Gallery Release Time
5/2 Solo: A Star Wars Story Payoff 1-Sheet Disney Movie Rewards
5/2 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off AJ Masthay BNG 12PM ET
5/2 Child's Play Gary Pullin 12PM ET
5/2 Mary and the Witch’s Flower 7-Inch Single and pins MONDO 1PM ET
5/2 Lake Clark National Park (timed release through 5/16) Kristen Boydstun 59 Parks
5/3 Wind River APs Matt Ryan Tobin
5/3 Hellraiser APs Matt Ryan Tobin
5/3 Nien Nunb (timed release through 5/6 1PM ET) Mike Mitchell MONDO
5/3 Sandtrooper (timed release through 5/6 1PM ET) Mike Mitchell MONDO
5/4 Star Wars: A New Hope APs Matt Taylor 6AM ET
5/4 Bounty Hunters Joshua Budich
5/4 Darth Maul Robert Bruno
5/4 Star Wars Original Trilogy Collection Ty Mattson Dark Ink Art
5/4 Star Wars OGs Jason Edmiston 12PM ET
5/4 Princess Leia Tracie Ching 12PM ET
5/4 Colossus Aground Aaron Horkey 3PM ET
5/4 Black Osprey Capsule Collection Aaron Horkey 3PM ET
5/4-6 Texas Frightmare Weekend
5/4 Child's Play (available at Texas Frightmare Weekend) Gary Pullin MONDO
5/4 Child's Play 2 (available at Texas Frightmare Weekend) Matt Ryan Tobin MONDO
5/4 Phantasm (available at Texas Frightmare Weekend) Randy Ortiz MONDO
5/4 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (available at Texas Frightmare Weekend) Robert Sammelin MONDO
5/4 Nightbreed (available at Texas Frightmare Weekend) Sara Deck MONDO
5/4 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (available at Texas Frightmare Weekend) Mike Saputo MONDO
5/4 A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (available at Texas Frightmare Weekend) Mike Saputo MONDO
5/4 Big Trouble in Little China (available at Texas Frightmare Weekend) PCC MONDO
5/4 Texas Frightmare Enamel Pins (available at Texas Frightmare Weekend) Matt Taylor & Gary Pullin MONDO
5/5-6 Avengers: Infinity War (Captain America/Hulk) (free giveaway poster at Odeon screenings) Matt Ferguson
Future Releases:
Date Release Artist Gallery Release Time
5/? Texas Frightmare leftovers online release Jason Edmiston TBA
5/? Texas Frightmare leftovers online release MONDO TBA
5/12-13 Avengers: Infinity War (Thanos) (free giveaway poster at Odeon screenings) Matt Ferguson
6/5 Brachiosaur (Jurassic Park) Sam Gilbey Zavvi
7/16 T. rex Breakout (Jurassic Park) Chris Christodoulou Zavvi
7/18-22 San Diego Comic Con
7/18-22 SDCC 2018 Megathread
9/17-23 Thought Bubble UK
9/17-23 Thought Bubble 2018 Megathread
11/9 Laurent Durieux Gallery Show Laurent Durieux MONDO TBA
?/? Star Wars Original Trilogy Matt Ferguson TBA TBA
?/? The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Ise Ananphada BNG TBA
?/? Wallace & Gromit TBA Vice Press TBA
?/? Batman Beyond #1 Martin Ansin BNG 12PM ET
?/? Star Wars: The Last Jedi Mark Englert BNG TBA
?/? The Last Guardian Kilian Eng Cyclops Print Works TBA
?/? Zootopia Tom Whalen Cyclops Print Works TBA
?/? Winnie the Pooh TBA Cyclops Print Works TBA
?/? Coco TBA Cyclops Print Works TBA
?/? Guardians of the Galaxy Rockin' Jelly Bean BNG TBA
?/? Titanic Laurent Durieux TBA TBA
?/? Blade Runner Tula Lotay TBA TBA
?/? Modern Times Ken Taylor Nautilus Art Prints TBA
?/? Future Batman: The Animated Series Figures MONDO TBA
?/? Jurassic Park Matthew Woodson TBA TBA
?/? Westworld TBA BNG 12PM ET
?/? Star Wars portrait (Original Trilogy/new character to series/likely timed) Mike Mitchell MONDO TBA
?/? Akira Raid71 BNG 12PM ET
?/? Cinderella Eri Camijo Cyclops Print Works TBA
?/? TBA Francesco Francavilla MONDO TBA
?/? Jurassic Park Gallery Show TBA MONDO TBA
?/? Jaws 3 Jay Shaw MONDO TBA
?/? Jaws 4: The Revenge TBA MONDO TBA
?/? Rogue One Companion Piece Kilian Eng BNG 12PM ET
?/? Drive Boris Pelcer MONDO TBA
?/? Indiana Jones TBA MONDO TBA
?/? Fight Club Card Game MONDO TBA
?/? Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Jock MONDO TBA
?/? Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene Board Game MONDO TBA
?/? Jurassic Park Mondoids MONDO TBA
?/? Raptor Hatching Tiki Mug MONDO TBA
?/? T-Rex Tiki Mug MONDO TBA
?/? Jaws Tiki Mug MONDO TBA
?/? Creature from the Black Lagoon Tiki Mug MONDO TBA
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2017.12.31 19:35 SoutheastKes /u/SoutheastKes's 2017 In Reading: A Summary

Introduction & Brief Stats
In April this year, I discovered my library had Overdrive. I therefore started reading again, with almost every book I read this year having been borrowed through my library. (The downside: I’m having difficulty filling up my bingo square for self-published books.)
According to Goodreads, I read 454 books and 168,671 pages this year (~462 pages a day). It's slightly incorrect. The number includes novellas, short stories, and anthologies. When I read multiple novels bound together as one book, Goodreads also treats it as one book. The number of pages might also be slightly low: it treats audiobooks as 1 hour = 1 page.
Of these 454 books, 3 were borrowed from a friend, some were Tor Online Short Stories, and the remainder would have been from my library.
I think I read >400 books this year (counting novellas but not short stories). I welcome any corrections to this number (my goodreads is here if you want to count). I get quite a few questions on how I managed to hit this number: I read fast and I read at every opportunity (on the way to work, at work, during the lunch – e.g. I slowed down towards the end of the year and realised that I could spend an hour surfing reddit instead of reading).
My most read authors this year would be Katherine Kerr with 15 books (due to the 15-book Deverry series) and Naomi Novik with 10 books (due to the 9-book Temeraire series and Uprooted).
My average rating is 2.9 – quite a bit lower than other redditors. I’m a little picky about the books I like, and a lot of books actually fall into the “meh” or 2.5 star category for me.
An abbreviated list of the books I enjoyed this year is below. These are all subjective. I did lengthier reviews for books I read later in the year (as I got the hang of reviewing), and they’re also available on Goodreads. I hope /fantasy forgives me for including non-fantasy books in this summary.
Top fiction books of the year (in order)
  1. The Shadow Campaigns by Django Wexler – I was reading Napoleon: A Life around the time I read this series, and the first book made me stop and say: “hey, this guy cribbed very obviously from actual history!” It explained why Janus’s large grey eyes are often mentioned during the Shadow Campaigns – Napoleon’s piercing eyes are similarly mentioned in contemporaneous accounts.
  2. Empire Trilogy by Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts – I loved this series. It’s a great political fantasy, set in a Japan-inspired culture. Basically, Mara’s family is killed, and she unexpectedly becomes her Clan Head. This is about her rise to power and features a lot of political manoeuvring. (After reading it, I tried the prequel series of Riftwar Saga by Raymond Feist. It's not as good.)
  3. And I Darken and Now I Rise by Kiersten White: this is an amazing alternate history fiction novel where Vlad the Impaler is born a girl. Worth reading – I loved female!Vlad’s (known as Dragwlya’s) struggles.
  4. Codex Alera by Jim Butcher: It’s been recommended on /fantasy a lot, but it’s basically Pokemon meets Roman Legions. I loved this series – I have a weak spot for scenes like spoiler.
  5. The Divine Cities (City of Stairs, City of Blades, and City of Miracles) by Robert Jackson Bennett: definitely one of my top reads this year. I liked the setting (industralisation), and that it deals with issues like colonialism and religion.
  6. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: Blue is told that her first kiss will kill her first love. I love the author’s writing: it’s deliciously subtle, and her description of friendship is great. (I also read The Wolves of Mercy Falls by the same author – it was much better than the goodreads summary made it sound.)
  7. Kings of the Wyld by Nicohlas Eames – I loved the humour in this. It’s well-justified in its increasing prominence in /fantasy.
Epic Fantasy (not in order)
  1. The Acacia Trilogy by David Anthony Durham: epic fantasy, spanning multiple POVs. Centres around four royal children whose father is killed. I loved the sibling relationship described.
  2. Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear, and The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss – one of fantasy’s favourite books to talk about (i.e. controversial). Without wading into the debate, I enjoyed the first two.
  3. Inheritance Trilogy, Dreamblood Duology, and The Broken Earth Trilogy by NK Jemisin –another author often recommended in /fantasy. The author has a very distinct style. It was not a style that I particularly enjoyed. But I did appreciate the subtlety in her writing. I also liked The City Born Great, which features anthropomorphised city landmarks.
  4. Shades of Magic by V E Schwab: an imaginative fantasy about travelling between alternative Londons. I do think it’s not mentioned often enough here, but it was a fun read.
  5. Heartstone Trilogy (Heir of Autumn, Mistress of Winter, and Queen of Oblivion) by Giles Carwyn and Todd Fahnestock: this is a debut trilogy and it shows. As with most epic fantasy novels, it’s follows a boy being sent from home (unfairly) and his journey of redemption.
  6. Seven Realms Quartet and Flamecaster (first book of Shattered Realms, the sequel trilogy) by Cinda Williams Chima: YA fantasy. This would be a series that I would recommend to people just getting into fantasy. Extremely easy read. (I also started The Heir Chronicles, but I stopped after the first two books because I wasn’t into the series.)
  7. Sorcery Ascendant Sequence by Mitchell Hogan: I felt that this book could have better pacing, but I liked the description of magic. It’s an incomplete series, however – the ending will determine whether it’s actually good.
  8. Black Wolves by Kate Elliot – I love the way it deals with different cultures and different religions coming into supremacy over time.
Light Fantasy (not in order)
  1. Uprooted and Temeraire series by Naomi Novik: she’s got a distinctive writing style.
  2. Crown Duel (Crown & Court #1-2), A Posse of Princess, and Sasharia en Garde! duology by Sherwood Smith: if you ever want to curl up with a light, fun book, look for Sherwood Smith. (Inda is highly recommended around here, but my library doesn’t have it yet, so I’ll wait.)
  3. The Memoirs of Lady Trent by Marie Brennan – history of a woman studying dragons. I liked how humorous and self-aware the writing is. I read this around the same time I was going through Reading the Rocks by Brenda Maddox (non-fiction book about the history of geology), and the two complemented each other. I also read Marie Brennan’s other books/novellas, including Lies and Prophecy - it’s a great read set in a fantasy version of American colleges.
  4. Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley – a boy and his dragon. I love Robin McKinley’s writing style – her descriptions of the mundane are great. I also enjoyed The Door in the Hedge, which is a short story collection by the same author.
  5. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: a /fantasy book of the month; features Russian folklore. I love the fairy-tale writing style.
  6. The Queen’s Thief series (The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, A Conspiracy of Kings and Thick As Thieves) by Megan Whalen Turner – I loved all five books. The main strength is really the execution: the worldbuilding isn’t special, and nor are the characters, but the way the author writes is great.
  7. Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner: retelling of Thomas the Rhymer. It was recently recommended here and I liked that there's a bit where the main character thinks about composing.
  8. Every Inch A King by Harry Turtledove: light, funny, and slightly absurd novel.
  9. The Phoenix Guards by Steven Brust: fantasy of manners. The writing style is definitely not for everyone.
(All of the listed authors were originally women, so I’ve added two men in.)
New Weird/Weird
  1. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins: I read this book and told myself: “if this counts as weird fiction, I can see myself enjoying the genre”. I loved it, especially the ending.
  2. Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft: the author has a great name. This is another /fantasy favourite. I particularly liked the way the book centred around/described the bustle of cities.
  3. Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer: I love the descriptions, and the way the words are used. I would read this just to appreciate the writing. This was too weird for me.
  4. The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley: all-female science fantasy. Not for those who are squicked by pregnancy. It took a while to get the hang of what was going on, but it was worth it. This was too weird for me.
Fantasy
  1. Deverry Series by Katherine Kerr: if this isn’t a cult classic, it should be. I loved how intricate the series was! It's a series that feels like it rewards rereading.
  2. The Hound and the Falcon (The Isle of Glass, The Golden Horn, and The Hounds of God) by Judith Tarr – underrated medieval fantasy featuring a monk. The author studied this time period, and it shows. I like how fresh it is and I loved that Christianity was a big part of his life.
  3. The Powder Mage trilogy (Promise of Blood, The Crimson Campaign, and The Autumn Republic) by Brian McClellan – flintlock fantasy; again, inspired by French revolution. Not sure I bought the wider political situation laid out in the books – in Europe, the French revolution brought anxiety from neighbouring monarchies that they would be next to face revolt. Slightly subverted in that the “good” monarchies don’t seem to oppress their people? I also finished the first book of the sequel trilogy, which is Sins of the Empire.
  4. Gentleman Bastard Series by Scott Lynch: fun read, good use of humour.
  5. Green Rider Series by Kristen Britain: girl becomes a member of the Green Riders, who are officially the King’s Messengers but also function as his rangers (and sometimes spies) etc. I would rather magic be more structured system – this felt rather handwave-y and I hated the romance. I am surprised that it isn’t more popular, though.
  6. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke: fantasy of manners. This is a rather fun book.
  7. Island in the Sea of Time trilogy by S. M. Stirling: I read this for my time travel bingo. It’s not really my kind of book – this was basically military fiction.
  8. Six of Crows duology (Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom) by Leigh Bardugo – fun book; I loved the relationships between the characters.
  9. World of the Five Gods: The Curse of Chalion, Paladin of Souls, and The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold: European fantasy; I liked the worldbuilding. I think it’s slightly underrated and should be recommended more, but it does feel a little like generic fantasy.
  10. The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence: another /fantasy favourite. I liked reading it - I liked the momentum to the writing, but I’m not into dark fantasy, so I don’t think I’ll read subsequent books set in the world.
  11. The Gold Seer Trilogy (Walk on Earth a Stranger, Like a River Glorious, and Into the Bright Unknown) by Rae Carson: this is set during the American Gold Rush. The story follows an American girl who can sense gold. Another series I think is underrated.
  12. Dominion of the Fallen (The House of Shattered Wings and The House of Binding Thorns) by Aliette de Bodard: angels walk France in a post-apocalyptic setting following a major magical war. I liked the sequel a lot better, as it spends more time on the Vietnamese in France.
  13. The Crown’s Game and The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye: set in Russia, the first book is about a girl and a boy fighting over who will be Russia’s next Imperial Enchanter. Ignore the love triangle – I loved the magic of the setting. Another underrated book.
  14. The Half-Bad Trilogy by Sally Green – there are white witches and black witches. Nathan is the son of a white witch and an infamous black witch. Raised in white witch society, he suffers discrimination as black witches fight for the opportunity not to be killed for their existence. Features an unreliable narrator and child abuse.
  15. Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal: /fantasy book of the month. Set in an alternative Britain during World War II, when mediums get intelligence from deceased men. I also read her novella, Forest of Memory, which is a nice take on the nature of memory.
  16. The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo: Malaysian Chinese fantasy – girl receives an offer to become a ghost bride, which she declines. She's then haunted by her would-be husband. This is a story about her freeing herself. I really enjoyed her independence.
  17. Thessaly trilogy (The Just City, The Philosopher Kings, and Necessity) by Jo Walton: The series felt like a dialogue with Plato’s The Republic. I liked that people talked things out, and it felt quite reasonable. I read a few other of Jo Walton’s books, and she has a very good grasp of writing relationships or dealing with current social justice issues through the medium of fiction. I particularly liked Sleeper, a short story dealing with pain.
  18. Heartstone by Elle Katharine White – fantasy retelling of Pride & Prejudice involving fairy folk and battles.
  19. Wayward Children: Down Among the Sticks and Bones and Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire: I love her writing style, and I liked that it was well-seasoned with social commentary (e.g. why it’s usually girls who disappear). I also read Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day, and that’s great.
  20. Chasing the Dragon by Nicholas Kaufmann – Sir George slew the Dragon – or at least, that’s what he told people. Only, he didn’t, and since then, his descendants have continued fighting the dragon. The last of his line is addicted to heroin. A great look at addiction. Leans a little towards horror.
  21. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison: well recommended in /fantasy for a reason. Fantastic coming of age story. This book did a good job of dealing with people not-in-power, from the perspective of someone who came into power later in his life.
  22. An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms #1) by Curtis Craddock: another /fantasy book of the month. I really enjoyed the worldbuilding for this book - I liked that the geography of this world is based on sky-islands, which is an additional layer of change. I liked the brief descriptions of the different gases, which are done in a way that do not overwhelm the plot, but add flavour to it.
  23. The Black Company by Glen Cook: this is not a book that dwells in emotions (or description), and at first, it felt a little abrupt when I read it. I enjoyed how the author managed to make this writing style work.
  24. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho: fantasy of manners; I loved how it dealt with racism.
  25. Alex Verus by Benedict Jacka: urban fantasy. I liked how the protagonist uses his power in a battle capacity.
YA
  1. Nemesis by Anna Banks – coming of age YA novel where the protagonist is the only one that can create spectorium. This was unexpectedly good; I’ll be looking out for the sequel.
  2. Unwind series by Neal Shusterman – science fiction series about children trying to change a society that doesn’t regard them as human. I also read Scythe, which deals with a world where death has been eliminated.
  3. Prom Date from Hell and Hell Week by Rosemary Clement-Moore: YA horror series. This is a fun read, but not memorable.
  4. The Vampire’s Promise by Caroline B. Cooney (three books collected into one): YA horror series, but stronger on the horror than the YA (compared to Rosemary Clement-Moore). Caroline B. Cooney has a gift for writing gripping fiction.
  5. Zeroes and Swarm by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti: Six teenagers have powers. This feels like a take on the superhero genre. I loved that the main characters had problems that felt real.
  6. His Fair Assassin trilogy by Robin LaFevers: I hope you like romance featuring capable but damaged women and interchangeable handsome men set in fake!medieval times, because I did.
  7. Magic of Blood and Sea: The Assassin’s Curse #1 and #2 by Cassandra Rose Clarke: YA coming-of-age novel. It covers both desert and seafaring, if you’re looking for the bingo square. I enjoyed the romance here.
  8. Exordium #1 & #2 (The Phoenix in Flight and Rule of Naught) by Sherwood Smith: I have a weakness for identity reveal scenes (see: Codex Alera) and the second book features a scene like that. I liked how the characters also reveal their depths/concerns slowly.
  9. The Diabolical Miss Hyde (Electric Empire, #1) and The Devious Dr. Jekyll (Electric Empire, #2) by Viola Carr: steampunk YA detective fiction.
  10. Hunter trilogy (comprising of Hunter, Elite, and Apex) by Mercedes Lackey: I appreciated reading this trilogy because though the main character is special, but she didn’t feel like a Mary Sue. I also liked reading about mature protagonists. Basically: humans can summon hounds to fight otherworldly invaders.
  11. The Queens of Renthia (Queen of Blood and The Reluctant Queen) by Sarah Beth Durst – only the Queens have control over the harmful elemental spirits. The people elect the queen to control them. I liked that the second book features a mother as a main character.
  12. Updraft by Fran Wilde: I loved the worldbuilding.
Elemental Novels
I have a huge weakness for elemental stories and happily welcome recommendations. This year, I read:
  1. Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep – urban fantasy with elements like fire, ice, and stone.
  2. Blood of Earth series (comprising of Breath of Earth and Call of Fire) by Beth Cato: alternative history America which incorporates minorities. I liked the way it added to my understanding of Japanese immigration in early California.
  3. The Vespertine trilogy (The Vespertine, The Springsweet, and The Elementals) by Saundra Mitchell – set in late 1800s to early 1900s America, this deals with people who have the power over elementals. It’s got a very poignant writing style.
  4. The Elemental Trilogy (The Burning Sky, The Perilous Sea, and The Immortal Heights) by Sherry Thomas – there is only one main elemental character. It’s a fun, epic fantasy novel.
Historical Fiction
  1. The Risen: A Novel of Spartacus by David Anthony Durham: if you like reading about idealistic, charismatic leaders and the people who follow him.
  2. Glory and the Lightning: A Novel of Ancient Greece by Taylor Caldwell: set in Greece, this is about a woman who wants empowerment and the man who loves her. I loved the rich vocabulary.
  3. Shogun and King Rat by James Clavell: basically about Europeans in Asia. I enjoyed King Rat, but Shogun felt a little too dense for me. It’s interesting to read about the distinctions between Europeans instead of seeing them as one homogenous “white” - especially in King Rat.
  4. Memnon by Scott Oden: if you want to read about war, this is the book for you.
  5. Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Crystal King: this is a book about food and cooking. It centres around a famous Roman guy known for his cooking.
Literary fiction
  1. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: set in World War II, as Germany occupies France. I loved the descriptions.
  2. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray – this functioned as a good social commentary; not so well as a novel. Basically, female version of Lord of the Flies.
  3. Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente – retelling of Snow White set in American West with cowboys; I love the fairy-tale style.
  4. Us by David Nicholls: Just before a family trip to Europe, Douglas Peterson’s wife, Connie, tells him that she wants a divorce. The trip’s already been paid for, though, and they decide to go as a family. This is a very funny, lighthearted book.
  5. Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan: Singapore girl on the hunt for a white boyfriend. This rang very true to me.
Science Fiction
  1. Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress: Leisha is genetically modified not to need sleep (aka Sleepless). Through her eyes, we see how this affects the world. I liked the way that this novel dealt with human jealousy and pettiness. I also enjoyed Tomorrow’s Kin by the same author.
  2. Too Like The Lightning and Seven Surrenders by Ada Palmer – extremely innovative and dense book. Set some time in the future, I love the way the author reimagines the family unit.
  3. Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation edited by Ken Liu and Galactic Empires edited by Neil Clarke: these are two short story anthologies, and it’s worth reading the two back-to-back to appreciate the culture differences (and similarities) between them.
Non-fiction
  1. Writing books: The Elements of Expression: Putting Thoughts into Words by Arthur Plotnik, The Elements of Story: Field Notes on Nonfiction Writing by Francis Flaherty, The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase by Mark Forsyth: the first book felt like a primer to the rest. I recommend The Elements of Eloquence, but they’re all very readable books.
  2. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly: this is about African Americans in NASA; presumes some background knowledge on general knowledge of 20th century American history. This was an easy read and doesn’t quite read like non-fiction. There’s a line there observing how black middle class professional moved out from certain neighbourhoods, causing those neighbourhoods to become worse; Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates deals with the aftermath.
  3. If you’re looking at American history, I also finished Drunks: An American History by Christopher M. Finan (talks about the Prohibition), White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg, and Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. The last two ought to be read together – Hillbilly Elegy provides the first person experience that White Trash lacks.
  4. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua – I recommend this book, especially just after Hillbilly Elegy. At one point, Vance talks about culture in his hometown in relation to “making it”; Amy Chua’s perspective struck me as similar. To be fair: they both know each other.
  5. Furry Nation by Joe Strike: this is a book about furries. Reading this… didn’t really change where I place them in the Geek Hierarchy. Oops. Nevertheless, interesting description about the history of (pre-Internet) fandom in the US.
  6. Attached by Amir Levine: I highly recommend this book; it’s a great look at relationships.
  7. Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts by David Baggett: this is a book I would use for Secondary School students to try to teach them philosophy.
  8. Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts: listened to this as an audiobook. I highly recommend it – it’s an extraordinarily detailed history of Napoleon, and incorporates many references.
  9. The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell: /fantasy book of the month. This is a transcript of an interview, and is best listened to as an audiobook.
  10. Walking the Kiso Road: A Modern-Day Exploration of Old Japan by William Scott Wilson – I now want to go trekking in Japan.
  11. Scandinavia: A History by Ewan Butler: a good summary/introduction to Scandinavian history.
  12. One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul – the author basically writes a series of essays about her life, especially as a Canadian immigrant. It’s rather funny and poignant.
Personal Biases / Analysis
I love reading about how authors demonstrate their craft: in Southern Reach, the descriptions in the first book (about nature) was all related to nature, for example. (At the same time, I did feel that the descriptions bogged down the book.) On the other end of the scale, we have Black Company (minimal descriptions), which still worked. Then there are authors who you don't read to admire each sentence or paragraph, but who you appreciate because of the way they string the words together (The Queen's Thief). Language-wise, it feels like older books have a richer vocabulary.
How much I enjoy reading romance/romance subplots really depends on my mood - I don't have much patience for "will they or won't they" or "our romance is doomed because of duty but let me just ignore my obligations because my feelings are more important", but I do enjoy romance if I'm in the mood for it. This ambivalence is partly why I don't have much urban fantasy in my read list (but I'm totally down if you recommend me some). It's also why I vastly prefer the first three books of Wolves of Mercy Falls (featuring a settled relationship) than the fourth book.
I also notice a distinct trend with fantasy novels that the books move away from Western?Euro-centric fantasy and increasingly dealing with people who are not in positions of power. That phenomenon has been discussed in another thread. I also feel that there's a trend towards structured magic systems: how magic works, and why it does. I enjoy that aspect of fantasy novels, although I do have a bias against Japanese!inspired fiction (probably due to how poorly done they can be).
Looking forward
I won’t be reading as much next year, due to a change of circumstances and a decision to focus on other priorities. My current aim is for 150 books, of which 52 must be non-fiction, though I might be taking a month off starting in late January to focus on a new schedule.
Lastly: a very happy new year to /fantasy, and may we all find books we enjoy. :)
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2017.06.19 19:04 ray-annegraff [Unresolved Murder] As the Molly Bish case moves forward, another local crime remains unsolved. Who murdered 10-year-old Holly Piirainen?

Hi everyone! This is my first real writeup for this sub. I grew up in rural Massachusetts in the shadow of the Molly Bish murder. I remember being photographed and fingerprinted as a child for ID booklets made by the foundation started by Molly's parents. Recently, investigators have made exciting progress in her case that will hopefully lead to a resolution. Molly and Holly are often discussed in tandem with each other, as they vanished in the same region, were born the same year, and, most interestingly, Molly wrote a letter to the Piirainen family after Holly's disappearance. However, I haven't found any discussion on just Holly's case in this sub. I have tried to cite my sources as much as possible, but due to the age of the case I got lots of information from archived newspaper articles that are behind a paywall. If anyone would like screenshots of those articles, please PM me. Warning: this gets a little long.
About Holly
Holly Kristen Piirainen was born January 19, 1983 to Richard ‘Rick’ Piirainen, a machinist, and Christina Harrington. She was a normal, happy girl on the cusp of her preteen years. She had celebrated her 10th birthday with a slumber party, liked The Simpsons, and decided she wanted to be a marine biologist after a visit to Mystic, CT’s aquarium. In the fall of 1993, she would have entered the fifth grade. She lived in Grafton, MA, with her parents and two brothers, Andrew and Zachary. In the 1990 census, Grafton’s population was approximately 13,000. Sturbridge, MA, the town from which Holly disappeared, is a rural town on the border of Connecticut. In 1990 its population was just under 8,000 residents. Sturbridge is most known for Old Sturbridge Village, a living museum that recreates life in rural New England in the early nineteenth century. It was, by all accounts, a safe and quiet place to raise children.
Abduction
On Thursday, August 5, 1993, Holly, her brothers, and her father were vacationing at her grandparents’ summer cottage in Sturbridge, MA, about a half-hour drive southwest of Grafton. At approximately 11:45 am, Rick last saw Holly walking down rural South Shore Drive alongside her five-year-old brother Zachary. They were on their way to visit a neighbor, Elizabeth St. Jean, whose pet collies had recently had puppies. However, Zachary became frightened by a different neighbor’s dog along the way and ran back to his grandparents. By the time Rick sent both of Holly’s brothers back down the road to fetch her, she was gone. The only potential witnesses to her disappearance were the collie puppies waiting for her by St. Jean’s fence. On the day of her disappearance, Holly was approximately 4’6” and 60 pounds, with shoulder-length blond hair and blue eyes. She was wearing black pants and a light blue shirt with the words “Camp Marshall.” The only trace of Holly at the time of her disappearance was a single one of her red sneakers, left at the roadside. At 12:50 pm, the family called police.
The Search
Immediately, police and volunteers from three states began searching for Holly. Initially, police were unsure if Holly had been abducted, or was lost or injured. Two canines were brought in by Connecticut State Police to look for Holly, focusing on the heavily wooded area near where her shoe had been found. Divers searched the nearby South Pond, and helicopters covered a 3-5 mile radius overhead. As the weekend stretched on, however, police announced they believed she had been a victim of foul play.
Authorities continued to interview residents, question local sex offenders, set up a roadblock, and sorted through the 100+ tips called in about Holly. Police, volunteers, and Holly’s family distributed hundreds of missing-person flyers and hung pink ribbons across town. Just a week after her disappearance, Holly’s case was featured on an episode of America’s Most Wanted. Around 3:15 pm on September 7, a woman reported that she saw a child fitting Holly’s description on the New York State Thruway. She was in a brown Dodge Omni or Chrysler Horizon with possible Vermont license plates, driven by a white man in his mid- to late-20s with receding brown hair, a bushy mustache, and “wide, buggy eyes.” She stated that the car was about 10 years old, with rust along the bottom of one side, and exited the thruway in Waterloo, NY. The Seneca County sheriff spent days checking motels, state parks, and roads for Holly without any luck. Holly’s case quickly went cold.
Remains Recovered
On Saturday, October 23, 1993, approximately 2.5 months after she disappeared, Holly’s skeletal remains were discovered in the woods off Five Bridge Road in Brimfield, MA. The area had not been searched after her disappearance. She was found by two hunters, near the leaf-strewn banks of the Quinebaug River. Her remains were recovered just five miles from where she had disappeared.
Hundreds of people attended Holly’s funeral, held at St. Philip’s Church in her hometown of Grafton. The pews were decorated with the same pink ribbons that had been local symbols of hope after her disappearance. Holly was “a joy and blessing to all of us,” her parish priest, Rev. Anthony Marteka, said at her service. “God did not will Holly’s death. Man abused his capacity to love and chose to be evil.” Police continued to look for Holly’s killer even at her funeral. State police scrutinized the crowd and searched through the footage shot by local television stations. At the time of her funeral, no arrests had been made, no suspects had been named and the District Attorney had not released her cause of death.
Persons of Interest
In 2012, undisclosed evidence collected near Piirainen’s body in 1993 was reexamined using “enhanced forensic techniques.” It was “indisputably” linked to a man named David E. Pouliot, who died at 49 in 2003. He lived in Springfield, MA, with his mother. Though the District Attorney repeatedly said that Pouliot was not a suspect, he called it a “very significant lead.” Pouliot was an avid hunter and fisher and was known to frequent the Brimfield area where Holly’s remains were found. Pouliot was a Vietnam veteran who worked at a juvenile detention center and as a carpenter. He had previously been arrested for cocaine by Springfield police in 1999, but had never been arrested for any sex crimes. Though Holly’s father said Pouliot was “the lead we’ve all been waiting for…the beginning of the end of this case,” there have been no updates on Pouliot’s link to Holly since 2012.
Gerald Battistoni, who died in Jamaica Plain, MA in 2012 at the age of 52, has been linked to Holly by private investigator and former state trooper Daniel Malley. Battistoni died in prison while serving a 10-to-12 year sentence for repeatedly raping the 13-year-old daughter of a woman he was dating in the early 1990s. Malley says that Battistoni can be linked to the Brimfield area where Holly’s remains were recovered, as well as the area in Warren where Molly Bish was found in 2003. In 1993, the rape victim’s mother, a real estate agent, displayed her name and photo on a sign in the yard of a home for rent. This home was near Holly’s grandmother’s home. In 2011, after local news began reporting on Malley’s claims, Battistoni was hospitalized after cutting his throat. A source said he was “troubled” by the reports.
Holly’s grandmother, Maureen Lemieux, noted in 2012 that “five or six” suspects had "come and gone" in relation to her granddaughter's murder.
In 2012, it was reported that police believe a pickup truck was used to abduct Holly, but it is unclear how they came to this conclusion. David Pouliot was known to drive a pickup truck.
Holly's Legacy
Holly’s murder occurred around the same time as the disappearances of other preteen girls in the northeast. Sara Anne Wood, 12, disappeared on August 18 from Utica, New York while riding her bike a mile down the road to her church. On September 3, Cassie Lynn Pennington, 11, was abducted while waiting for the school bus in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Cassandra escaped after two days, having been tied to a tree by convicted kidnapper and rapist Richard Franklin Grow. In October 1996, Lewis Lent Jr. pled guilty to sexually assaulting and murdering Sara Wood. He told police that Wood was buried in the Adirondack Mountains, but refused to tell police the location of her remains because they were buried with at least one other child. Lent later recanted his confession, but remains in prison for the 1990 murder of 12-year-old Jimmy Bernardo in Pittsfield, MA.
Though they were ultimately found to be unrelated, the abductions of three young girls in the Northeast stoked national fears about sex offenders and child predators. Shortly after Holly's abduction, authorities compared notes with the New York investigators of Wood's disappearance, but were unable to find any link between the two.
Molly Bish, who was born the same year as Holly and lived in nearby Warren, MA, wrote Holly’s family a letter following her disappearance. It said, “I am very sorry. I wish I could make it up to you. Holly is a very pretty girl. She is almost as tall as me. I wish I knew Holly. I hope they found her.” On June 27th, 2000, Molly disappeared while lifeguarding at Comins Pond in Warren. Her remains were found three years later in the woods, about five miles from her family home. Investigators have found no links between Molly and Holly’s murders. In 2002, Holly’s family gifted the Bish family with two kittens, named Hope and Justice. The county District Attorney has said there is no direct link between the Piirainen and Bish murders.
On the anniversary of her abduction each year, her family hangs missing-person posters around the area. There is still a $40,000 reward to anyone that provides information that leads to the conviction of Holly’s killer.
Discussion
Looking on Google Maps, South Shore Drive in Sturbridge is a dead end road. As someone that grew up on a dead end in a rural area, you tend to be familiar with nearly all of the cars that drive down the street because they belong to your neighbors. If Holly was abducted by car, the kidnapper would have at some point had to turn around and loop back down the road in order to exit the area. What are the chances this happened, and the car went unnoticed? How did the police come to the conclusion she was abducted in a pickup truck?
I only found one newspaper article that mentioned Holly’s cause of death: a Hartford Courant article from July 7, 2000 about the disappearance of Molly Bish. Near the end of the article, Holly’s case is mentioned, including that her cause of death was strangulation. Is it possible to determine this from skeletal remains? Is there another source for Holly’s COD?
What do you think happened to Holly? Do you think Pouliot or Battistoni may be responsible, or a yet-unknown suspect? Do you think there's any likelihood of this crime being solved?
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2017.06.11 17:11 feedreddit BREAKING: TRUMP to delay UK trip -- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Aug. recess in jeopardy -- ISENSTADT: MITT shows signs of political revival -- SPOTTED at Mike Shields/Katie Walsh engagement party -- B’DAY: Greta van Susteren

BREAKING: TRUMP to delay UK trip -- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Aug. recess in jeopardy -- ISENSTADT: MITT shows signs of political revival -- SPOTTED at Mike Shields/Katie Walsh engagement party -- B’DAY: Greta van Susteren
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
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FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- WE HEAR … There is a chance Congress will stay in session for part of August. There has been political pressure from some members of the House and Senate to stay in town and try to get some things done instead of take a five-week recess. The pressure will only increase if the Obamacare repeal and replace isn’t done in the next few weeks. Congress has just 27 days in session until the summer break. Maybe it's a blessing in disguise: many lawmakers have had to face angry constituents on trips home.
STATEMENTS FROM PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey -- at 8:22 a.m.: “The #FakeNews MSM doesn’t report the great economic news since Election Day. #DOW up 16%. #NASDAQ up 19.5%. Drilling & energy sector......way up. Regulations way down. 600,000+ new jobs added. Unemployment down to 4.3%. Business and economic enthusiasm way up- record levels!” … at 8:29 a.m.: “I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very ‘cowardly!’” … at 8:49 a.m.: “The Democrats have no message, not on economics, not on taxes, not on jobs, not on failing #Obamacare. They are only OBSTRUCTIONISTS!”
-- TWO QUICK THINGS: Many Democrats will privately agree with Trump that they oftentimes lack a coherent message. But Trump’s presidency has unified Democrats for the first time in a long time … Trump has majorities in the House and Senate, and he’s blaming Democrats for obstructing him.
**SUBSCRIBE to Playbook:http://politi.co/2lQswbh
BREAKING OVERSEAS -- TRUMP PUTS OFF U.K. VISIT -- THE GUARDIAN: “Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain put on hold: U.S. president told Theresa May he did not want trip to go ahead if there were large-scale public protests”: “Donald Trump has told Theresa May in a phone call he does not want to go ahead with a state visit to Britain until the British public supports him coming. The U.S. president said he did not want to come if there were large-scale protests and his remarks in effect put the visit on hold for some time. The call was made in recent weeks, according to a Downing Street adviser who was in the room. The statement surprised May, according to those present.” http://bit.ly/2reskVQ
Good Sunday morning. Jake will be on Steve Hilton’s new Fox News show “The Next Revolution” live from Los Angeles tonight at 9 p.m. East Coast time.
TRUMP stopped by a wedding at his country club in New Jersey last night. http://bit.ly/2t98Uhy
YOU’LL HEAR THIS QUOTE A LOT -- Donald Trump Jr. on Fox News, via the Washington Post: “‘When he tells you to do something, guess what? There’s no ambiguity in it, there’s no, ‘Hey, I’m hoping,'’ Trump said. ‘You and I are friends: ‘Hey, I hope this happens, but you’ve got to do your job.’ That’s what he told Comey. And for this guy as a politician to then go back and write a memo: ‘Oh, I felt threatened.’ He felt so threatened -- but he didn’t do anything.’ Trump also said that Comey’s testimony ‘vindicated’ the president and that everything in it was ‘basically ridiculous.’” http://wapo.st/2t9eJf5
ALEX ISENSTADT in DEER VALLEY, UTAH -- “Romney stokes speculation he’s weighing another political run: The 2012 GOP nominee is plotting how to help Republicans in the midterms, and he’s being coy about his own political future”: “Mitt Romney is once again testing his political power — critiquing President Donald Trump, raising money and campaigning for fellow Republicans, and not ruling out another run for office for himself. The 2012 GOP nominee is returning to the spotlight, six months after Trump -- the man Romney once savaged as unfit for the presidency -- nearly picked him to be secretary of state. …
“Spencer Zwick, a longtime Romney adviser and political gatekeeper, said he’d been inundated with appeals from Republican candidates asking the former GOP nominee to help them. Last week, Romney held his first fundraiser for a 2018 hopeful, an event benefiting Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican who has been fiercely critical of the president. Over the coming days, Romney is also expected to release a robo-call boosting Georgia Republican Karen Handel, who has been losing ground in a high-stakes June 20 special House election she had once been favored to win.
“‘All I can tell you is that the number of requests that Mitt has gotten in the last month to come to a district or to come to a state for a sitting senator — it’s like he’s a presidential candidate again, which I was surprised by,’ said Zwick, who doubles as a top political aide to House Speaker Paul Ryan. ‘There are only so many people in the party that can headline these things.’” http://politi.co/2rZkZ9X
-- THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE between Republicans wanting to take advantage of Romney’s fundraising prowess, and his running for office and garnering the support he needs to win.
SUNDAY BEST -- JOHN DICKERSON speaks with SEN. JAMES LANKFORD (R-OKLA.) on CBS’S “FACE THE NATION” -- DICKERSON: “On the question of influencing the investigation, again, thinking about the scale, on the one hand the president might have done something that was a little bit crossing a line but he’s a new guy to the job all the way to this question of obstruction of justice. Where do you put, knowing what you know about the president’s behavior, where do you put what he did on that scale?” LANKFORD: “I would say it’s very inappropriate. As Jim Comey said, it’s awkward to be able to have the president of the United States sitting down with someone in the F.B.I., the leadership of the F.B.I., to be able to have direct questions. And for the issue to come up about the Michael Flynn investigations, inappropriate. But the way that it was handled, with no follow-up, with no other press, with no other return to that topic, it looks like what I called a pretty light touch. If this is trying to interfere in a process of any investigation, it doesn’t seem like it was number one, very effective, and number two, came up more than once in a conversation. So this looks more like an inappropriate conversation than obstruction.”
-- SEN. JACK REED (D-R.I.) tells CHRIS WALLACE on “FOX NEWS SUNDAY” that Trump needs to be deposed on all Russia-related questions -- “[T]he deposition is not just about his conversations with Mr. Comey. There are issues with respect to his conversation with director of national intelligence Dan Coats, Admiral Rogers, the NSA director, his relationships with Manafort. By the time the special prosecutor Mr. Mueller is ready to depose or ask the president to speak under oath, there are a myriad of questions. So what I don’t want to see is simply, we’ll I just said I talk about Comey, I’m not talking about anything else. To resolve this situation he has to be prepared to speak on all these matters.”
-- PREET BHARARA speaks to GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS on ABC’S “THIS WEEK” -- STEPHANOPOULOS: “The president’s defenders, like Alan Dershowitz, say there’s no grounds for obstruction. You talked about that. And he, in fact, says that presidents have the constitutional right to fire FBI directors and investigations as much as they want. One of the president’s attorneys, Jay Sekulow, is coming up next. He says there’s no there there, no basis for obstruction. You’re a former prosecutor. Are -- is there evidence there ... to begin a case for obstruction?” BHARARA: “I think there’s absolutely evidence to begin a case. I think it’s very important for all sorts of armchair speculators in the law to be clear that no one knows right now whether there is a provable case of obstruction. It’s also true I think from based on what I see as a third party and out of government that there’s no basis to say there’s no obstruction.”
-- SEN. SUSAN COLLINS (R-Maine) talks to BRIANNA KEILAR on CNN’s “STATE OF THE UNION” -- KEILAR: “I want to ask you about something the president has been cagey about, and that is these tapes, of course. So, I wonder if you would support issuing a subpoena to the White House. Right now, it’s just a request coming from Congress. Would you support issuing a subpoena for the recordings or any documents that might come from that?” COLLINS: “This is an issue that the president should have cleared up in his press conference. He should give a straight yes or no to the answer -- to the question of whether or not the tapes exist. And he should voluntarily turn them over not only to the Senate Intelligence Committee, but to the special counsel. So, I don’t think a subpoena should be necessary. And I don’t understand why the president just doesn’t clear this matter up once and for all.”
THE NEXT MAIN EVENT -- “Sessions will testify before Senate in Russia investigation,” by Kyle Cheney and John Bresnahan: “In a letter to his former colleagues in the House and Senate, Sessions canceled a planned appearance before Congress’ appropriations committees. Sessions said he instead plans to appear on Tuesday before the Intelligence panel to respond to questions stemming from FBI director James Comey’s bombshell testimony last Thursday. …
“If this is an open session ... Sessions will likely face a barrage of questions over his role in Comey’s dismissal, his independence from President Donald Trump, and allegations of additional unreported meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Sessions has already recused himself from the Russia probe after failing to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation of two meetings with Kislyak, and there have been reports of additional sessions.” http://politi.co/2rOVc5P
-- SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CALIF.) told Brianna Keilar on “State of the Union” that she didn’t know if the hearing will be open.
INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW -- “What’s next for Comey? Maybe law, corporate work, politics,” by AP’s Eric Tucker: “So what’s next for James Comey? The former FBI director boldly challenged the president who fired him, accused the Trump administration of lying and supplied material that could be used to build a case against President Donald Trump. But after stepping away from the Capitol Hill spotlight, where he’s always seemed comfortable, the 56-year-old veteran lawman now confronts the same question long faced by Washington officials after their government service.
“His dry quip at a riveting Senate hearing that he was ‘between opportunities’ vastly understates the career prospects now available to him — not to mention potential benefits from the public’s fascination with a man who has commanded respect while drawing outrage from both political parties.” http://apne.ws/2sQlkMb
EYE-POPPING NUMBERS FROM WAPO’S KAREN TUMULTY in SANDY SPRINGS, GEORGIA -- “Trump looms over Georgia special election, a proxy battle for 2018”: “It is an arms race of money and organization. The latest fundraising report, filed Thursday, showed Ossoff raising an additional $15 million in the past two months, nearly quadruple what Handel brought in. With outside groups weighing in, the race has thus far cost more than $40 million -- far outpacing the previous record for a congressional race of nearly $30 million for a Florida contest in 2012.
“Polls indicate there are few voters still undecided. ‘The next 10 days are about turning out the base. There are more of us than them in the district. The more people who vote, the better,’ said Corry Bliss, who heads the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC affiliated with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.). That organization alone plans to spend about $7 million in the race.” http://wapo.st/2rjhPM4
FASCINATING READ -- “Palantir goes from Pentagon outsider to Mattis’ inner circle,” by Jacqueline Klimas and Bryan Bender: “The Trump era has brought a change of fortune for a Silicon Valley software company founded by presidential adviser Peter Thiel — turning it from a Pentagon outcast to a player with three allies in Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' inner circle. At least three Pentagon officials close to Mattis, including his deputy chief of staff and a longtime confidante, either worked, lobbied or consulted for Palantir Technologies, according to ethics disclosures obtained by POLITICO. That’s an unusually high number of people from one company to have such daily contact with the Pentagon leader, some analysts say.
“It also represents a sharp rise in prominence for the company, which just months ago could barely get a meeting in the Pentagon. Last year, Palantir even had to go to court to force its way into a competition for a lucrative Army contract. Thiel was one of the only Silicon Valley titans to openly support Trump during the campaign, a role that gave him a prime speaking slot at last summer’s Republican convention. He has since acted as a key adviser arranging meetings among the president and other tech executives. While there's no evidence he had a direct hand in these specific Pentagon hires, analysts say they absolutely show his growing influence in the administration, where he holds no formal role.” http://politi.co/2sqMdbS
DEMOCRATS’ NEW PLAYBOOK -- “Democrats bet on Trump in Virginia governor’s race,” by Kevin Robillard: “Virginia’s Democratic primary on Tuesday is shaping up to be the first real test of liberalism in the Trump era, with both candidates lurching for increasingly leftward policies to position themselves in contrast with President Donald Trump. …
“Virginia’s gubernatorial elections often develop into contrasts with a new president, but there’s a stark difference between now and how Republican candidate Bob McDonnell handled then-President Barack Obama in 2009. While critical of the Obama's economic record, the future governor also regularly praised Obama for supporting school choice, straddling the partisan divide. The Democrats have felt no need to do the same with the less popular Trump, whose approval rating was at 36 percent in a recent Washington Post-George Mason University poll of Virginia.” http://politi.co/2rjHzYJ
THE LATEST ON HEALTH CARE -- “Fate of Planned Parenthood funding tied to Senate moderates,” by Jen Haberkorn: “Two female Senate Republicans could stop the anti-abortion movement from achieving its most significant win against Planned Parenthood in decades. Most Republicans want to eliminate the group’s $555 million in federal funding as part of their bill to repeal Obamacare. But as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tries to solve the legislative Rubik’s Cube of finding 50 votes for repeal, he may have to drop the Planned Parenthood cut to win the support of the two Republican moderates, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.” http://politi.co/2sbbpTf
WHAT SILICON VALLEY IS READING -- “Uber Board to Discuss CEO Travis Kalanick’s Possible Leave of Absence: Board also set to vote on recommendations from a report of an investigation into workplace issues,” by WSJ’s Greg Bensinger: “Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Travis Kalanick will discuss taking a possible leave of absence when the board of directors of the embattled ride-hailing company meets Sunday morning, according to a person familiar with the matter.
“Also on the agenda when the seven-person board convenes is a vote on a series of recommendations from a report prepared by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder regarding its workplace. It was uncertain whether Mr. Kalanick would ultimately take the leave or whether the board would approve of such a measure, which would require finding a temporary replacement in short order.” http://on.wsj.com/2r7Ram8
THE JUICE …
-- SPOTTED at Mitt Romney’s E2 Summit in Deer Valley, Utah: New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, Spencer Zwick, Matt Waldrip, Corry Bliss, Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Kristen Soltis Anderson, Ron Kaufman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Anthony Scaramucci, Bianna Golodryga, Will Ritter, Mary Bono Mack, Lanhee Chen, Leah Malone and Andrew Liveris.
RIP -- @SecondLady: “Rest in peace Oreo. You touched a lot of hearts in your little life. Our family will miss you very much.” http://bit.ly/2sgQOxR
‘WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT WEEK’ AT THE WHITE HOUSE -- “Donald and Ivanka Trump head to Wisconsin for jobs push,” by ABC News’ Jordyn Phelps: “President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump are set to travel to Wisconsin Tuesday to join Gov. Scott Walker to tour a technical college, as the administration puts a renewed focus on its goal of job creation. The trip is just one event in a week full of activities built around promoting technical skills training and apprenticeships. [They are d]ubbing it ‘workforce development week’ ...
“The president is expected to make what the administration is billing as a ‘major policy speech’ at the Department of Labor on Wednesday, in which he’ll lay out steps the administration will take to encourage workforce development and also call for Congressional action. Ivanka Trump will also lead a roundtable with some 15 CEOs. On Thursday, the president will also host a roundtable discussion, where he will welcome eight governors from states with successful workforce development programs to the White House.” http://abcn.ws/2r7tOwT
THE NEW U.K. POLITICAL REALITY -- “For Britain, Political Stability Is a Quaint Relic,” by NYT’s Steven Erlanger in London: “In a little more than two years, Britain has had two general elections and a nationwide referendum. Each time, the politicians, pollsters, betting markets, political scientists and commentators have got it wrong.
“Once considered one of the most politically stable countries in the world, regularly turning out majority governments, Britain is increasingly confusing and unpredictable, both to its allies and itself. Far from settling the fierce divisions exposed by last year’s referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union, or Brexit, the election on Thursday only made them worse.” http://nyti.ms/2shhy1i
-- THE POLITICO EUROPE TICK TOCK: “How Theresa May lost it: A reluctance to delegate, hubris and campaigning ineptitude ruined British prime minister’s grand plan to secure a mandate,” by Tom McTague, Charlie Cooper and Annabelle Dickson in London: “Halfway through Britain’s seven-week snap election campaign, some in Theresa May’s team came to the conclusion that they had a problem — the candidate. At a gathering of senior staff in Conservative campaign headquarters in central London, one of May’s top operatives told the sitting prime minister that she risked crashing and burning like Sarah Palin did in 2008. ... To the operative, May was overly controlling and her inexperience would tell during a short, intense campaign. May listened with good grace ... [but] changed nothing.” http://politi.co/2t8VuSG
ACTUAL FAKE NEWS – NYT A22, “A Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorist, a False Tweet and a Runaway Story,” by Jeremy Peters: “A pro-Trump activist notorious for his amateur sleuthing into red herrings like the ‘Pizzagate’ hoax and a conspiracy theory involving the murder of a Democratic aide, Mr. Posobiec wrote on May 17 that Mr. Comey, the recently ousted F.B.I. director, had ‘said under oath that Trump did not ask him to halt any investigation.’ …
“But as the journey of that one tweet shows, misinformed, distorted and false stories are gaining traction far beyond the fringes of the internet. Just 14 words from Mr. Posobiec’s Twitter account would spread far enough to provide grist for a prime-time Fox News commentary and a Rush Limbaugh monologue that reached millions of listeners, forging an alternative first draft of history in corners of the conservative media where President Trump’s troubles are often explained away as fabrications by his journalist enemies.
“In this fragmented media environment, the spread of false information is accelerated and amplified by a web of allied activist-journalists with large online followings, a White House that grants them access and, occasionally, a president who validates their work. The right-wing media machine that President Bill Clinton’s aides once referred to as ‘conspiracy commerce’ is now far more mature, extensive and, in the internet age, tough to counter.” http://nyti.ms/2sbduPm
DEEP DIVES -- NYT A1, “Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail: Anonymous online sales are surging, and people are dying. Despite dozens of arrests, new merchants — many based in Asia — quickly pop up,” by Nathaniel Popper (print headline: “Drug Trade Rises in Dark Corners of the Internet”): “As the nation’s opioid crisis worsens, the authorities are confronting a resurgent, unruly player in the illicit trade of the deadly drugs, one that threatens to be even more formidable than the cartels. The internet. In a growing number of arrests and overdoses, law enforcement officials say, the drugs are being bought online. Internet sales have allowed powerful synthetic opioids such as fentanyl — the fastest-growing cause of overdoses nationwide — to reach living rooms in nearly every region of the country, as they arrive in small packages in the mail.” http://nyti.ms/2t91CdL
--“China’s New Bridges: Rising High, but Buried in Debt: China has built hundreds of dazzling new bridges, including the longest and highest, but many have fostered debt and corruption,” by NYT’s Chris Buckley: “The eye-popping structures have slashed travel times in some areas, made business easier and generated a sizable slice of the country’s economy, laying a foundation, in theory at least, for decades of future growth. But as the bridges and the expressways they span keep rising, critics say construction has become an end unto itself. Fueled by government-backed loans and urged on by the big construction companies and officials who profit from them, many of the projects are piling up debt and breeding corruption while producing questionable transportation benefits.” http://nyti.ms/2t9er7I
BONUS GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman:
--“Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture”: “Some of these same things have happened to you. You too have had drugs dropped into your wine. You too have shared a bed with the wrong woman. You too have been spellbound by sweet voices with strange melodies. You too have come so far and have been so far blown back.” http://bit.ly/2rULMnO
--“How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned” – in the August 1944 issue of Popular Mechanics: “Every one of the thousands of men landed in France required about 10 ship tons of overall equipment, and an additional ship ton every 30 days. The number of separate items needed was about a million. Some of these million items had to be accumulated in millions, resulting in astronomical totals.” http://bit.ly/2smaY97
--“Eternal Champions,” by Sam Borden in ESPN: “Seven months ago, Brazilian underdogs Chapecoense boarded a plane to play in the game of their lives. Instead, their biggest moment turned into a tragedy no one can forget.” http://es.pn/2r9Y3aB (h/t Longform.org)
--“Inside Trump’s secretive immigration court: far from scrutiny and legal aid,” by The Guardian’s Oliver Laughland in Jena, Louisiana: “[T]he remote LaSalle detention facility is part of Trump’s attempt to fast-track deportations. A visit reveals a hastily arranged setup beset by flaws.” http://bit.ly/2scNvHQ
--“Rolling Stone at 50: How Hunter S. Thompson Became a Legend,” by Patrick Doyle in Rolling Stone – per The Browser’s description: “Sports Illustrated asked Hunter S. Thompson for 250 words about a Las Vegas motorbike race. He gave them 2,500 words — and when they spiked the piece he took it to Rolling Stone, which wanted more. The result was Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, published in 1971. Thompson’s coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign ‘reshaped what it meant to write about politics’. But ‘getting work out of him was becoming difficult”. Editing him ‘was a bit like being a cornerman for Ali.’” http://rol.st/2smiHEk
--“Weddings of the 0.01 Percent,” by Julia Rubin in Racked: “Cristal! Caviar! Chris Martin! How the rich (and sometimes famous) get married.” http://bit.ly/2smtvCz
--“The truth about tarot,” by James McConnachie in Aeon Magazine: “Whether divining ancient wisdoms or elevating the art of cold reading, tarot is a form of therapy, much like psychoanalysis.” http://bit.ly/2sL1XDY (h/t ALDaily.com)
--“The Worst Ever First Day on the Job -- Punching In: My Life as a Long Haul Trucker,” by Finn Murphy in Literary Hub: “Moving companies perform four categories of moving work: local, commercial, long-distance, and international. Callahan’s work was mostly local moving, loading up someone’s house in the morning and then unloading in the afternoon at the new house. It takes the greatest toll on the body because you are handling stuff every working day. It’s the local stuff that eventually kills you or drives you to drink; more commonly, both.” http://bit.ly/2s4Nuoy
--“There Were Once Jews Here,” by Lucette Lagnado, author of “The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World,” in Tablet Magazine: “During the Six-Day War, some of the Arab countries at war with Israel -- Egypt, Tunisia, Libya -- treated their Jewish populations terribly, causing them to leave en masse.” http://bit.ly/2t92OOk ... $10.01 on Amazonhttp://amzn.to/2sbmAeT
--“Dear Brazilian Government, Thanks for the Contracts,” by Michael Smith, Sabrina Valle, and Blake Schmidt on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek: “There’s graft, and then there’s the graft machine perfected by Odebrecht, one of the world's biggest construction companies.” https://bloom.bg/2rOEHqr … The coverhttp://bit.ly/2rjKL6H
--“‘Kill them, kill them, kill them’: the volunteer army plotting to wipe out Britain’s grey squirrels,” by Patrick Barkham in The Guardian: “The red squirrel is under threat of extinction across Britain. Their supporters believe the only way to save them is to exterminate their enemy: the greys. But are they just prejudiced against non-native species?” http://bit.ly/2re8OE6
--“This County Switched From Backing Obama to Trump. Here’s What Happened,” by Josh Siegel in The Daily Signal: “In 1980, manufacturing jobs comprised 38 percent of all jobs in Coos [New Hampshire]. In 2014, only 7 percent of jobs in the county were in manufacturing. Payroll wages from manufacturing have dropped from 49 percent to 9 percent since the mid-1980s.” http://bit.ly/2sL2A0v
SPOTTED: Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly enjoying “DHS Night” Friday night at the Nats game along with members of DHS’ workforce – pic http://bit.ly/2rjyfUM... Anson Kaye, partner at GMMB, in New Orleans last night, accepting a Gold ADDY award (and also a Mosaic Award) for the ad “Mirrors” (http://bit.ly/2sbAIEM) he created for Hillary for America
SPOTTED at State Department senior White House adviser Matt Mowers’ birthday party at Wet Dog Tavern last night (which coincidentally also hosted RNC alum Anna Epstein’s birthday party at the same time): Cassie Spodak, Ryan Williams, Zeke Miller, Ben Sparks, Jill Barclay, Phil Elliott, Ethan Zorfas, Ben DeMarzo, Maren Kasper, Michael Kratsios, Kailani Koenig, Tom Dickens, Elise Dietsch Dickens, Eric Jones, Alan He, Andy Polesovsky, Corey Ershow, Kelly Klass, Britt Carter.
SHIELDS/WALSH ENGAGEMENT PARTY -- THE BRITISH EMBASSY hosted an engagement party last night for Mike Shields, former RNC chief of staff and founder and partner at Convergence Media and Katie Walsh, former WH deputy chief of staff and former RNC chief of staff who is now senior advisor at America First Policies. Amb. Kim Darroch toasted the pair and called them the “ultimate political couple” and told the crowd how the couple got engaged in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street, where the prime minister has met with his or her cabinet every week for 250 years. He also needled Mike, who has a British mother and is a big soccer fan, for supporting Ipswich, who he cast as much inferior to Chelsea in the Premier League. The food at the party included: herb-crusted fillet of lamb, goat’s cheese and beetroot, terrine of pork, and chili shrimp while desserts included mini Bakewell tart, strawberry tartlet and passion fruit mousse. Pics of the couplehttp://bit.ly/2sbk3Bphttp://bit.ly/2saWbhk … Reince Priebus taking a pic of the couple as they thanked friends for coming http://bit.ly/2rOGmfz … The crowdhttp://bit.ly/2rOzjDs
SPOTTED: Reince and Sally Priebus, Sean and Rebecca Spicer, Steven Mnuchin and his chief of staff Eli Miller chatting on a walk around the gardens of the embassy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Rob and Cindy Simms, Cara Mason, Jessica Ditto, Sarah and Dave Armstrong, Tim Pataki, Richard Walters, Rob Jesmer chatting with Sean Cairncross (Sean and Rob have been friends since they were 5 years old growing up in Minnesota), Brian O. Walsh, Josh Pitcock, Mike’s 15-year-old son Aidan Shields-Eads, Molly Donlin, Steven Law, Sam Feist, Mike Allen, Andrew Bremberg, Lew Eisenberg, Madeleine Westerhout, Johnny DeStefano, Renee Hudson, Michael Hoare, Lindsay Walters, Vanessa Morrone and Mike Ambrosini, Zach and Mallory Hunter.
ENGAGED --Andrew Feldman, principal of the progressive communications firm Feldman Strategies, proposed to his longtime girlfriend Megan Salzman Saturday night during Country Music Fest in Nashville. Megan is a communications manager at the early education advocacy group The First Five Years Fund. “Andrew and Megan met on OKCupid nearly four and a half years ago. Andrew points out that the ring has extra significant because the center stone was Megan’s mother’s engagement stone and she is no longer with us.” Pics http://bit.ly/2r7KrIZ ... http://bit.ly/2rOFJTb … The ringhttp://bit.ly/2rjzLGh
-- Jessica Huff, social media director for McClatchy in Dallas and a Politico alum, and Spenser Walters, an area sales rep for Duvel USA, got engaged on Friday night in Austin, Texas. She emails us: “We met in college at UT-Austin after he came back from Afghanistan. He was serving in the Marines. We had the same group of friends but I hadn’t met him yet since he was overseas. Once he was back, one of our first dates was at a restaurant in the hill country in Texas overlooking the lake, and so while visiting Austin he took me back there and proposed during sunset. It’s a very special place to us so it was perfect!” Picshttp://bit.ly/2shqCmX … The ringhttp://bit.ly/2t9rnKO
WEEKEND WEDDINGS -- Travis Considine, communications manager at Uber Texas and a John McCain and Rick Perry alum, married Morgan Smith, a reporter with The Texas Tribune, on Saturday evening at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Guests enjoyed a bluegrass band and flawless weather at the outdoor ceremony and reception. Pichttp://bit.ly/2t9jc1c … Travis’ speechhttp://bit.ly/2sQLqi2
SPOTTED: Tucker and Alexia Bounds, Brittany Bramell, Trevor Theunissen, Chris Miller, Allie Brandenburger and Ryan Mahoney, Kevin Benacci, Emily Ramshaw, Matt and Jen Hirsch, Evan Smith, Perrylanders Rob Johnson, Mark Miner, and Andy Hemming.
OBAMA ALUMNI – Meredith Carden, head of partnerships at Sidewire, got married this weekend to Micah Fergenson, law clerk at U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in a small ceremony at Four Follies Farm in Tiverton, Rhode Island. The couple first met in 2009 when they were working for President Obama. Micah worked in the WH Counsel’s Office, and Meredith worked for FLOTUS in the East Wing. They lost touch, but were reintroduced by a mutual friend in 2015. Pichttp://bit.ly/2sb3PIq
--“Lily Rothman, Elihu Dietz” – N.Y. Times: “Ms. Rothman, 31, is the history and archives editor at Time magazine, overseeing its history coverage, Life.com and the magazine’s digital archive. She also wrote ‘Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook.’ She graduated magna cum laude from Yale and received a master’s degree in journalism from the City University of New York. ... Mr. Dietz, 32, is a candidate for a master’s degree in environmental management at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke, where he studies the integration of renewable energy into the grid. He graduated from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M. ... The groom is a great-great-grandson and a namesake of Elihu Root, who was President Theodore Roosevelt’s secretary of state and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912. He is also a direct descendant of President Ulysses S. Grant. The couple met on a blind date arranged by friends in Brooklyn in 2011.” With pic http://nyti.ms/2rZpO2N
--“Alison Kenworthy, Michael Koenigs”: “The bride and groom work at ABC News in New York, where they met. She is a news producer for ‘Good Morning America.’ He is a senior coordinating producer, creating content that is used on-air and on the website. He was also the host of ‘Election Cycle,’ a series in 2016 that featured him bicycling through swing states and interviewing voters along the way. The bride, 33, graduated from Rutgers. ... Mr. Koenigs, 30, graduated cum laude from Harvard.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2t8GB2L
--“Julia Pudlin, David Wishnick”: “Ms. Pudlin, 32, worked until earlier this year at the United States Treasury Department as a deputy executive secretary in the chief of staff’s office and a senior adviser to the general counsel. On July 10 she is to begin working as the assistant deputy general counsel for government investigations at Comcast in Philadelphia. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale, and received a law degree magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. ... Mr. Wishnick, also 32, was until recently an associate in the Washington office of Jenner & Block, a Chicago law firm. On July 12 he is to begin a fellowship, conducting research in contract law, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown, and received a law degree from Yale. ... The couple met in April 2013 through the dating app Hinge.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2rOZSIV
--“Victoria St. Martin, Richard G. Jones”: “The bride, 36, is a general assignment reporter on the local desk of The Washington Post. She graduated from Rutgers and received a master’s degree in journalism from American University. ... The groom, 46, is to become the director of the journalism program at Notre Dame. Until recently, he was an associate editor in news administration for The New York Times, as well as the director of the newspaper’s Student Journalism Institute. He graduated from the University of Delaware and has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia. ... The couple were introduced in 2006 by a mutual friend in Yardley, Pa.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2rOtYMA
BIRTHDAYS: Greta Van Susteren, the pride of Appleton, Wisconsin (hat tip: Tammy Haddad) ... Tad Devine, the pride of Providence who lives on Block Island, is 62 ... Kim Oates of the House Radio/TV gallery … Carrie Budoff Brown’s older sister, Jennifer Budoff, budget director for the D.C. City Council ... former Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) is 87 … Lindsey Williams Drath ... Jennifer Rubin ... Michael Timmeny, SVP for government and community relations at Cisco ... Jeremy Ben-Ami, president at J Street (h/ts Jon Haber) ... POLITICO’s Reid Pillifant, Emily Dobler and Juliette Medina ... South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is 64 ... Treasury alum David Cohen ... TJ Adams-Falconer, associate director of external affairs at Axios ... Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Tex.) is 69 ... Cesar Gonzalez, COS for Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart ... former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) is 59 ... DNC comms staffer and former HRC campaign media booker Lucas Acosta (h/t Crystal Carson) ...
... Will Rahn, managing editor for politics at CBS News digital, is 3-0 ... Jessica Franks, gov’t affairs representative for Halliburton ... Politico Europe’s Tanit Parada Tur ... Chris Campbell, Republican staff director at Senate Finance ... Kristina Edmunson ... Rachel Ruskin ... Obama alum Jonathan McBride, now a managing director at BlackRock … Mike Schoenfeld, the Blue Devils’ master of public affairs/Duke’s other Mike … Betsy Gotbaum, former NYC public advocate, is 79 ... Matt Chaban, policy director at Center for an Urban Future ... Mary Kate Cunningham ... Salesforce’s Tom Gavin, an Obama WH OMB alum … Michael Froehlich ... Caroline Barker ... Matthew Campbell ... Vanessa Chan, corporate comms. at Facebook ... Kelly Danielka Peirson ... Google’s Ramya Raghavan ... Tom Alexander, COO at 1871 Chicago and a Rahm alum ... Jacque Vilmain, the pride of Eagle Grove, Iowa(h/t Teresa) ... animal rights activist Ingrid Newkirk is 68 ... Power Playbooker Dr. Oz is 57 ... actor Hugh Laurie is 58 ... Shia LaBeouf is 31 (h/ts AP)
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2016.09.19 10:18 clearliquidclearjar WEEKLY EVENTS 9/19 – 9/26

Starting on this early so I can get it all in. Hey, what is something you wish you could find in Tally?
Florida Jazz & Blues Festival is this Friday – Sunday in Cascades Park. Check here for all the details.
Tally’s Independent Cinema and Theater Offerings:
Also
MONDAY 9/19
  • Club Downunder: Volunteer Interviews. “Union Productions plans and executes over 100 events a year, many of which are hosted at our on-campus venue Club Downunder located in the Oglesby Union. We have positions in event planning, public relations, light and sound production, and hospitality. You may interview for as many departments as you are interested in, so please come out and get involved!” 7pm/FSU students only
  • BFF Haus: Shakusky / Alumine / Orangesoda/ Sarah Morrison/ Lucifer Sam. 8pm/$5
  • Wolf’s Den: iji (WA), Euglossine (FL) + more. 8pm/$5/all ages
TUESDAY 9/20
  • Junction @ Monroe: Live Rehearsal Tuesdays. “Tuesdays are Live Rehearsals at [email protected]. Sponsored by the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild. Utilize our complete backline and PA for rehearsals, jams, or hold auditions. Up to one hour slots (or more depending on number of signups) per artist/group.” 4pm
  • Madison Social: Trivia Social. They do half and half theme and miscellaneous, so check their FB every week for an event page. 7pm
  • Brass Tap in Midtown: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Northside Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank. 50 questions of sweet, sweet trivia. This is a great geeky date night option. If you’ve got teens or kids that want to go to trivia (hey, nerds come in all sizes), this is a PG/PG-13 night. 8pm/free
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Trivia With John Carpenter. Lively and fun. 7:30pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: Trivia Factory. 7:30pm
  • Fourth Quarter: Trivia With Professor Jim. AUCE wings. Truly a trivia favorite. 8pm
  • Krewe de Gras: Karaoke With Pete. 8:30pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Karaoke with DJRah. 9pm
  • Atmosphere Pub: Open Mic "SingeSong Writer" Edition. 9pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Trivia Tuesday! 9:30pm
  • Applebees on the Parkway: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Pockets Pool: Karaoke with Dwight. 10pm/21+
  • Capital City Amphitheater: Alabama Shakes. (Good luck, pretty sure this is sold the fuck out.) 7:15pm
  • Aloft: Old Soul Revival. 8pm
WEDNESDAY 9/21
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Wednesday Night Lab Session With Jim Crozier, featuring Frank Jones. 6pm-8pm/free
  • Fermentation Lounge: Quizmaster General Knowledge Trivia. “Quizmaster is hosted by Bennett Miller from 7-9pm every Wednesday, and features three rounds of general knowledge trivia (and a weekly food special). It is free to play and teams of up to 6 are welcome. The winner of each round receives a sample flight, and the Quizmaster for the night receives a $25 gift card and serious credit on Geek Street.” 7pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Trivia With Greg. 7pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: BYOBG! Bring Your Own Board Game. “Our gracious host, Trevor Bond, will be featuring one game each week. Feel free to bring your own games to play & share.” 7pm/21+
  • Proof: Bar Trivia With Hank. Drink delicious brews and show off all those random factoids you thought you’d never use. Local beer, local trivia in the heart of Tally’s Art District. A food truck is always out front for this, too, or you can order and pick up something great at the Crum Box Gastgarden (the caboose in RR Sq). Bar tab for 1st and 2nd place teams. 7:30pm/21+/no cover
  • The Warehouse: Open Mic. “There is a lottery for time slots. Now smoke free!” 8pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Bike Night. “Live music on the deck featuring Tim Russell of the Whiskey Bandits and Karaoke inside. $2 Bud Light drafts, $3 domestic bottles, and Food Truck onsite.” 8pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Karaoke with Nathan. He’s got all the songs. All the songs you want to sing. If you see me there, don’t make too much fun. 9pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Bird’s: Comedy Night. I’m pretty sure this is both a performance and an open mic. 9:30pm/free
  • Oglesby Union Green: eBay is coming to Florida State University! “Visit eBay’s Campus Hub to claim an eBay 2 Ways-To-Use Kit with fun product hacks and enter to win featured eBay products including smartphones, tablets, designer sunglasses and other gear! And of course, free popcorn. Find our team on campus all day to find out more and walk away with an eBay gift card. #ebay2ways combines eBay products high and low, new and used in unexpected ways every day.” 9am-5pm
  • Louis Shore Building FSU: Free Headshot Event. “The College of Communication & Information (CCI) will be offering a free headshots on Wednesday, September 21st from 3-5 PM outside the Shores Building. Students are encouraged to wear business professional attire. Photos will be edited and available for download via FB album within two weeks following the event.” 3pm
  • Momos at Market Square: Blues & Brews w/Brett Wellman. 6:30pm
  • Crum Box Gastgarden: Sex Trivia! "Are you a SEXPERT? Come test your knowledge about all things sex at Sex Trivia!! Hosted by Tallahassee's Leadership Action Team and Generation Action. Find out how you can get involved with local reproductive justice work and win some great prizes! Invite a friend (or four!), since it’s COMPLETELY FREE to play! PRIZES for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from Rick's Toy Box, X Mart Adult Supercenter, Gaines Street Pies, and Sweet Pea Cafe. We will also have TONS of goody bags filled with condoms, candy, SWAG and important information about how you can support and volunteer with Planned Parenhood!" 7pm
  • Aloft: Christon Birge and Katie Spillman. 8pm
  • TENN: Late Night Radio / Flamingosis / Blix. 10pm/18+
THURSDAY 9/22
  • Lake Ella Area: Food Truck Thursday with Deja Blu. 6pm
  • Beef O’Brady’s: AJ Johnson Trivia. 6:30pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Open Mic. “The only open mic that pays the performers! Bring your instruments and play an open slot or just come and be entertained in Tallahassee's best sounding room! Free draft beer for performers.” 7pm/$10
  • Gaines Street Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank @ Warhorse Whiskey Bar. With a picture round! Sound round! Speed round! Hoarder’s Delight drawing! And all the other trivias! Win a delicious 18” pizza! 8pm
  • Dux (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Big Bob. $25 bar tab given away every week. 8:30pm-12:30pm
  • Midtown Caboose: Trivia Factory. 8:30pm
  • Unique Wonders: Live Comedy with Big Hou! 8:30pm/$5
  • Pockets: Karaoke Dance Party with Keith Welch. 9pm/21+
  • Applebees on Cap Cir: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Birds: Karaoke. I hear they have a new DJ. Anybody have details on that? 10pm
  • Kleman Plaza: Birthday Brews and BBQ. “TCC is turning 50, and we're inviting the whole community to celebrate with us! First 100 guests will receive a free craft beer. BBQ from 4Rivers Smokehouse and beer from Madison Social available for purchase. Free birthday cake and t-shirts, a selfie booth, and a bounce house and face painting for kids. Live music from Tallahassee-based band Low Flying Planes. Tour TCC's Center for Innovation. Meet TCC athletes and have your photo taken with the Eagle. Thanks to Madison Social, $1 for every beer sold will go to support TCC alumni scholarships and programs. Plus, the first 50 guests that buy a brick to support classroom enhancements and scholarships will receive a free BBQ dinner from 4Rivers Smokehouse. Come celebrate with us!” 6pm-9pm
  • Southern Public House: Science of Speed Athlete Social. “Every good training plan includes a little rest and relaxation. Join us for a bite or a beer as we bring together our SoS community. Whether you're a current SoS Athlete, or are simply interested in chatting about endurance sports training, we invite you to come down to Southern Public House.” 6pm
  • Southern Regional Technical College (T’ville, GA): Author Lecture with Janisse Ray. “One of the joys of One Book programming is welcoming award-winning authors to our neck of the woods. On Thursday, September 22, author Janisse Ray will deliver a lecture and Q&A session at Southern Regional Technical College in Thomasville. Come hear all about ECOLOGY OF A CRACKER CHILDHOOD and its lasting legacy! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at The Bookshelf and the Thomas County Public Library.” 7pm/$10
  • B-Sharps Jazz: Ray Nelson and The Quasi Collective. 7pm
  • CORE Aspirations Pilates and Fitness Studio: Final Aerial Yoga Class with Yoga Pop. “Aerial yoga is great for all bodies and ages (even my mom has taken a class with me). You don't have to be familiar with yoga, but you do need to be ready to move and laugh. Please bring a mat and water bottle.” 7pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Liars Tongue / Dismal Dream / Easy Money / Mindfield / Guttwrench / LiveWire. 7:30pm
  • BFF Haus: Hardcore Show 69 feat. DRUGCHARGE w/ Protocol / Myakka / En Ami. 8pm/$5/all ages
  • Club Downunder: Cymbals Eat Guitars w/ Field Mouse and Wildhoney. 8:30pm/$10 GP/18+
FRIDAY 9/23
  • Parlay Sports Bar: Karaoke with Big Bob. 8pm
  • Hobbit South: Karaoke. 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Paul. 8:30pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Skyzone: GLOW- Featuring DJ LooseKid. “Grab all of your friends and get your jump on with live music featuring Dj Loosekid, glow lights & laser beams! Check in early to take advantage of the full 2 hours of jumping! Each jumper must wear a reflective shirt, or purchase a shirt in the park. Due to the popularity of this event and early sell outs- we highly suggest you reserve your tickets online beforehand. We cannot guarantee tickets for GLOW will be available in the park at the time of the event.” 9pm-11pm/$25/no one under 5yo
  • 926 Lounge (Formerly Pugs): The Friday Night Party. “Get your pre-game on at Happy Hour with Tom from 4-9 and the dance party getting rolling at 10 pm with our favorite house DJs slinging sound all night long. At midnight, join our talented Queens for an amazing show!” 9pm/$5, $7 under 21/18+
  • Stetsons @ The Moon: Karaoke with Johnny Ray. 10pm/$5/18+
  • TLeaf Glass: 7 Year Anniversary Block Party. “Huge Yearly Parking Lot Party. Festivities include: Live Glassblowing, Live Music, Free Beer (21+), Aerial Silks Acrobatics, Fire Breathing, Fire Jugglers & Spinners, Live Arts & Art Vendors, Food Trucks & food vendors, and Store wide Promotions.” 6pm
  • The Studio @ 2957 Capitol Park Dr: Mesmerizing MermaidGrace Elsen’s DEBUT ALBUM Release/signing/performance PARTY. “come be mesmerized by the mesmerizing mermaid (grace elsen). Live performance, cute costumes, dancing, free champagne, snacks, signing, and party dance floor!” 10pm
  • Union Green: I Don't Wanna Grow Up Night. “College may be starting up again but that doesn't mean that the little kid in you has to die. Join us as we forget the responsibilities of adulthood and strive to keep the little kid in us alive. There will be free food (Lofty Pursuits, Street Chefs, a candy bar), games (potato sack races, four square, macaroni art), giveaways and MUCH more! Don't forget to bring your favorite teddy bear to join in on the fun!” 7pm/free for all
  • American Legion: The RockitZ. 7:30pm/$10
  • Junction @ Monroe: Tall Combo with Coral Park. 8pm/$10
  • Aloft: McCall Chapin. 8pm
  • Side Bar: Brightside w/ 4:35 On A Thursday, Paul Dinho, The Good Little Chickens & Emerson. 8pm/$10
  • Atmosphere Pub: Nomadic / Carrion Curse / Last True Evil / Untomoria. 8pm
  • Club Downunder: Megan Koester. “Megan Koester is a writer and comedian (obviously) who resides in Los Angeles (somewhat less obviously). A columnist for VICE and a Billy on the Street contributor, she's performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen, and on VICELAND'S Flophouse. She was one of LA Weekly's "Top 10 Comics to Watch in 2015."” 8:30pm/GP $5/18+
  • Bird’s: Dadburn Varmints. 8:30pm
  • The Bottom in Quincy: Three Billy Goats Gruff. 9pm
  • Krewe de Gras: Freak Andy. 9pm
  • Crum Box Gastgarden: Filmcrashers presents Teen Witch. “It's time for another riffing by the Film Crashers! This time they tackle the 1989 teen fantasy comedy cult classic...Teen Witch. Come see why it only grossed $3,875 in its opening weekend at the box office, and only $27,843 in its entire run. It's going to be a fun night of comedy riffing!” 9pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Little G Weevil. 9pm/$20
  • Movies 8: Cheap Thrills Tallahassee presents: The September Thing. Rocky Horror Picture Show. “Join us as we celebrate 41 years of doing the Time Warp on Sept 23rd and 24th at Movies 8. Doors at 11, pre-show at 11:30, and the show starts, in the grand tradition, at midnight. $6 in advance, $8 day of show at Movies 8. Tickets are available at Movies 8 (cash only), $6 advance, $8 day-of-show. We will also have prop bags for sale ($3 or 2 for $5), also cash only, so bring yo' singles!” 11:30pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Florida Jazz & Blues Fest After Party. “Official after-party of theFlorida Jazz & Blues Festival. Music from HighTest, Heather Gillis, Brett Wellman, and more.” 11:30pm/$10
SATURDAY 9/24
  • Park at Monroe: The Downtown Marketplace. 9am
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “The Frenchtown Heritage Market offers a wide variety of fresh, naturally grown produce. Live music, cooking demos, fruits vegetables, and honey sold directly by farmers.” 9am – 1pm.
  • Wakulla Springs Lodge: Bob Carey on Piano. “Come on out and bring along your vocal chops, browse through my lyrics book, pick up one of my pass-around mics and sing your heart out, or just grab a stool and enjoy a fun filled evening of music and dancing. Full bar open til late.” 7pm
  • Salty Dawg: Karaoke with Paul. Family friendly! 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Cowboy Chris. 9pm
  • El Patron: Pasion Latina. Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton. 9pm
  • 926 Lounge: Sanctuary (formerly Blue Monday). “Tallahassee's Longest Running Dark Dance Night is here again! Wear your finest for Darkwave, EBM, Industrial, and some of your other favorites with some of the best and weirdest people in town. Fetish Friendly.” 10pm/$5/18+
  • Tallahassee Senior Center: Fourth Annual Coin Show. “The Tallahassee Numismatic Club will be hosting their Annual Spring One Day Coin Show on Saturday. This meet is an unique opportunity to congregate and trade materials. Kindly, attend the show and encourage numismatics in Tallahassee. There is no admission charge and parking is free. Dealers from the surrounding states will be on hand to buy, sell and trade coins, currency and other numismatic items.” 9am-5pm
  • Camp Folks: Fall 2016 Gear Swap! “Looking for new gear?! Here's your chance to barter for the best deals in town!! Is your gear closet overflowing?! Clean it out and make some $$$! “ 10am/3pm
  • The Sharing Tree: Kids Day. “An awesome, fun for the whole family event... To celebrate our young artists & environmentalists! This will be the 4th annual Kids Day that we have FREE art project stations, community organizations, FREE healthy snacks and special deals for our famillies. This year we will add some games sponsored by local businesses, giveaways, and MORE!!!!” 10am
  • Proof: September Yoga & Brew. “Join us for a 21 and up yoga experience at the wonderful Proof Brewing Co. in Railroad Square. Enjoy a yoga class to celebrate the slow return of fall! What you get: 1 hour yoga class, A delicious flight of Proof brews following class, memories, and new friends!” 11am/$25
  • Carrabelle History Museum: Film Screening of "A Tale of Tate's Hell". “Come learn about the fate of Cebe Tate and how Tate's Hell State Forest got its name. This legend and folklore of the Forgotten Coast was preserved in a short film created by Florida State University's Dept of Communications in 1983. “ 11am/free
  • FSU Coastal & Marine Lab in Sopchoppy: Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta. “It’s time once again for you to challenge your friends, your family, and your colleagues to build boats out of stuff that any normal person would take to the dump and enter them in the Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta at the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory. Boats can be as artistic or as whacky as you want to make them. Just build ‘em and they will float . . . more or less. [Details.](https://marinelab.fsu.edu/outreach/regatta/” Noon
  • Athena’s Garden: Pagan Pride / Mabon Ritual. “Come on out and show off your Pagan Pride. We will be having workshops, information on Paganism. There will be tarot readers on site. Crafts on site, a good time to be had, come show your pride, meet new people. There will be baked good for sale. Ritual afterwards to bring in the harvest and welcome Fall. We will be hosting a clothing and canned food drive at the event also. Please bring a nonperishable item and /or a piece of clothing that someone else can find of use. Let's come together as a community as pull off an amazing drive for those that are less fortunate than ourselves!” 2pm-6pm
  • The Brass Tap: TAPtoberfest 2016. Live music, German stuff. 4pm/free
  • Panhandle Pioneer Settlement (Blountstown): Peanut Boil. “"Easy Company" is back and better than ever. Come listen to some good music and enjoy some FREE Peanuts.” 5:30pm
  • Monticello Opera House: Lee C. Payton & the Gangbusters. 6:30pm/$12 show only/ $32 dinner & show
  • Pavilion at the Centre of Tallahassee: Rascal Flatts with special guest Chase Bryant. 6:30pm/all ages
  • Hurricanes: Invented Truths. 7pm
  • Atmosphere Pub: Dyneside / A Dying Breed / Storm the Gates / Under the Alliance. 8pm
  • Fathoms in Carrabelle: The Bill Pandolfi Trio. 8pm
  • Side Bar: Neil Alday and Further South w/ Wanderfoot, Lil' Grizzly (ex-Syrup) & Pat Puckett. 9pm/$7
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: TC Carr & Bolts of Blue. 10pm/$25
  • Play Sports Bar: WEBBIE. 10pm
  • Movies 8: Cheap Thrills Tallahassee presents: The September Thing. Rocky Horror Picture Show. “Join us as we celebrate 41 years of doing the Time Warp on Sept 23rd and 24th at Movies 8. Doors at 11, pre-show at 11:30, and the show starts, in the grand tradition, at midnight. $6 in advance, $8 day of show at Movies 8. Tickets are available at Movies 8 (cash only), $6 advance, $8 day-of-show. We will also have prop bags for sale ($3 or 2 for $5), also cash only, so bring yo' singles!” 11:30pm
SUNDAY 9/25
  • Lake Ella: Sunday Brunch with McCall Chapin and Katareen Mohammed! “Come out to Lake Ella every Sunday for food trucks and live music! Brunch specialties will be served up by the food trucks from 11am-2pm.”
  • Salty Dawg Pub & Deli: The Famous Acoustic Jam w/ Wayne, Glenn, and Bo. Open mic, free beer for performers. 6pm
  • Atmosphere Pub: Something New Sundays "Alternative Night" hosted by Fendi & Destiny Iman Valentino. I’m really pretty sure this means gay night. 9pm
  • Lafayette Heritage Trail Park: Ales & Trails 2016: Grasslands Brewing Co. 9am
  • Fifth & Thomas: Allijah Motika. 11:30am-2pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: The New Orleans Suspects. 7pm/$25
  • Movies 8: Cheap Thrills Tallahassee presents: The September Thing. Rocky Horror Picture Show. “Join us as we celebrate 41 years of doing the Time Warp on Sept 23rd and 24th at Movies 8. Doors at 11, pre-show at 11:30, and the show starts, in the grand tradition, at midnight. $6 in advance, $8 day of show at Movies 8. Tickets are available at Movies 8 (cash only), $6 advance, $8 day-of-show. We will also have prop bags for sale ($3 or 2 for $5), also cash only, so bring yo' singles!” 11:30pm
MONDAY 9/26
  • Burrito Boarder: Bar Trivia With Hank. $30 food & bar tab for first place. Specials on shots and $2 margaritas. 7:30pm
  • Waterworks: Patio Theater. 8:30pm/21+
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Karaoke with Nathan. He’s got all the songs. All the songs you want to sing. If you see me there, don’t make too much fun. 9pm
  • Side Bar Theater: Open Mic Mondays with Karaoke and Games. “Open Mic: Drums, Guitar Amp, and Bass Amp will be provided. (Bring your own guitars and various instruments!) Karaoke, Nintendo 64 ( Mario Kart, Starfox, and more!), Foosball, Cornhole.” 9pm/free/18+
  • Atmosphere Pub: Hip-Hop Open Mic Monday's // Dj T Wixx on site // Bring your Tracks. 10pm
  • 621 Annex: “Disney” Feat. Jamison Williams & Noise Ordinance. 7pm
  • Club Downunder: INTER ARMA w/ Call of The Void and Myakka. 8:30pm/GP $10/18+
Keep checking back, sometimes I update. Got anything to add?
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2015.05.01 19:11 Killatrap Essential Album of the Week #15: Björk - Homogenic

Welcome to the Indieheads Album of the Week discussion thread!
Every Friday, we will select an album from our Essentials and make a thread for discussion on the album!
Having done 10 modern albums, we are now making the switch to classics! We will switch back to modern for the #21-30.
The write up today comes from MercuryAdept, who did a really good review for us today on Bjork's classic. Show them some love!
Album: Björk - Homogenic
Listen to the Album!
Last.fm
Key Tracks
(They're all key, honestly)
Joga
Unravel
Alarm Call
All Is Full Of Love
Background by MercuryAdept
Björk is a singer-songwriter originally from Reykjavík, Iceland known for her incredibly distinctive voice, imaginative music videos, and “quirky” personality (exemplified by her 1998 BRIT Awards acceptance speech: “I am grateful grapefruit,” and of course the infamous 2001 Oscars swan dress). She first achieved limited success in Iceland when she released her self-titled album in 1977 as a child. As she grew older, she performed in various Icelandic bands, including the post-punk group Kukl, who released two albums before disbanding. She first achieved international fame as part of The Sugarcubes, who garnered critical and commercial success throughout their six-year career with singles such as “Birthday” and three albums. During this time, Björk also recorded a jazz and pop album entitled Gling-gló (1990) with the jazz group Trió Guólmundar Ingolfssonar.
After fulfilling her final obligations with The Sugarcubes, Björk decided to pursue a solo career beginning with her debut solo album, aptly titled Debut (1993). Working mainly with producer Nellee Hooper, Björk crafted what is probably the most straightforward pop album of her career. She moved into more experimental pop sounds with the highly eclectic Post (1995), which included signature songs like “Army of Me” and her biggest crossover hit, “It’s Oh So Quiet.” She released her next album, the volcanic beats-and-strings opus Homogenic in 1997, which was met with huge critical acclaim and is now generally regarded as her finest work. She looked inward with the introverted Vespertine (2001), which focused on domestic intimacy through microbeats often crafted with found sounds (crunching snow, shuffling cards) and intensely personal lyrics devoted to her flourishing relationship with artist Matthew Barney. Her next album, Medúlla (2004), was composed almost entirely out of a capella and manipulated vocals and found her collaborating with artists like beatboxer Rahzel and Inuit throat-singer Tanya Tagaq. The electronic/industrial Volta, released in 2007, had Björk working with producers Timbaland and Mark Bell; it's since developed a reputation as the least beloved of her albums. After a quick detour collaborating with the Dirty Projectors on Mount Wittenberg Orca (2010), Björk released her eighth studio album Biophilia (2011), which had a corresponding app for every song; as the title indicates, Biophilia focused lyrically and musically on nature and natural phenomena. She also had instruments like the “gameleste” and pendulum harp built specially for this monumental project. Her most recent studio album, Vulnicura (2015), was released just a few months ago, ahead of schedule (another casualty of the Year of Leaks). Working with Arca and The Haxan Cloak, Björk chronicles her emotional state as her relationship with Matthew Barney disintegrates, resulting in what is her most transparently personal and moving album to date.
Review by Mercury Adept
Homogenic is a masterpiece, plain and simple. My personal favorite Björk record will forever and always be Vespertine, but even I can admit that, objectively, Homogenic remains Björk’s greatest achievement. Musically adventurous yet pleasingly melodic, lyrically both epic and intimate, and perfectly sequenced (seriously, every song here is placed for maximum effect), Homogenic is the perfect intersection between Björk’s later experimental tendencies that culminated in Biophilia and the more accessible early work of Debut and Post. Beginning with the propulsive synth and drum machine beat of opening song “Hunter,” we’re immersed in the distinctive electronics-plus-strings palette Björk intended to mimic the chilly landscapes of Iceland. “Hunter” sets the stage for the musical and lyrical adventurousness to come, establishing the soundscapes that will develop throughout the album. “Jóga” emphasizes the strings half of the instrumentation that colors Homogenic, with grand orchestration and volcanic beats that I think best captures the “sound of Iceland” Björk was going for. It truly sounds as if she is singing from the top of a mountain, overlooking the sparse beauty of Iceland’s natural world in her “state of emergency.” The third track, “Unravel,” famously beloved by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, is the most intimate song on the record. Beginning with a simple synthesized horn call and electronic scalar flourishes, Björk sings of unraveling love, begging her lover to come back to her as “[they] have to make new love.” Its simple beauty is perfectly situated between the two grander songs that bookend it.
With its lush strings accompaniment, crunchy beats, and moving piano bass line, “Bachelorette” is probably the most epic song on Homogenic. Amidst this massive instrumentation, Björk just wails in a grand vocal performance, singing poetic lyrics written with frequent collaborator Sjón in which she speaks directly to suitors as she searches for love, the eternal titular bachelorette. The closing that fades out into a single accordion is truly inspired, a perfectly odd ending to the bombast of the rest of the song. The love song “All Neon Like” emphasizes an almost constant electronic beat over ambient electronic tones as Björk sings of weaving webs and cocoons for her lover, healing him with a “luminous beam.” In terms of lyrical and musical content, it’s probably the least distinctive track on the album, but even the least distinctive Björk track possesses a unique beauty, and it sets the stage for the next song, “5 Years.” Supposedly documenting her breakup with musician Tricky, this confrontational track is as literal as “Bachelorette” and “All Neon Like” are metaphoric. Björk dares her subject to “take [her] on” over crunchy beats and falsetto strings. The breakup theme extends into the next track, “Immature.” Here, Björk repeats the same four-line stanza over and over, lamenting her immaturity in thinking her significant other could complete her. The lyrical transparency of these songs is refreshing for someone who seems as distant as Björk can be at times, otherworldly being that she is. “5 Years” and “Immature” are emotionally relatable to everyone who’s been through relationship troubles, amplified and interpreted through Björk’s unique point of view.
The final three songs are my personal favorite sequence of tracks on the album. “Alarm Call” is probably the most accessible, poppiest record on the album. Björk sings “a joyous tune,” espousing happiness and hope over a mid-tempo beat, rubbery synth lines, and alarm call onomatopoeia “beeps.” Moving straight from the most accessible track to the least accessible, we’ve arrived at the driving industrial freakout “Pluto.” Battling a completely electronic and frighteningly unstoppable beat, Björk sings of exploding and becoming “brand new.” Her vocals eventually devolve into a series of screams and shrieks, with the track finally fading out in a repetition of the final sequenced beat. “Pluto” can seem daunting at first listen, but I think this track steps just enough over the edge of insanity, and it remains one of Björk’s most intense vocal performances. Rebirth from the ashes of “Pluto” arrives in one of the most devastatingly beautiful songs ever recorded, “All Is Full Of Love.” The album version is actually a remix by Howie B that does away with any drums or beats, focusing instead on ambient orchestrated synth sounds, harp-like flourishes, and Björk’s gorgeous melody. After the emotionally fraught content of the rest of Homogenic, “All Is Full Of Love” asserts that love is everywhere, representing a new beginning. I consider it the greatest closing track of all time to one of the greatest albums ever made.
Favorite Lyrics by MercuryAdept
I’m a fountain of blood
In the shape of a girl
You’re the bird on the brim
Hypnotized by the whirl

Drink me, make me feel real
Wet your beak in the stream
Game we’re playing is life
Love’s a two-way dream
  • Bachelorette
I dare you
To take me on
I dare you
To show me your palms
I’m so bored with cowards
That say they want
Then they can’t handle
  • 5 Years
I want to go on a mountaintop
With a radio and good batteries
And play a joyous tune and
Free the human race
From suffering

I’m no fucking Buddhist
But this is enlightenment

This is an alarm call
So wake up, wake up now
Today has never happened
And it doesn’t frighten me
  • Alarm Call
You’ll be given love
You’ll be taken care of
You’ll be given love
You’ll have to trust it

Maybe not from the sources
You have poured yours
Maybe not from the directions
You are staring at

Twist your head around
It’s all around you
All is full of love
All around you
  • All Is Full Of Love
Talking Points by MercuryAdept
  • What’s your favorite song?
  • What are your favorite lyrics?
  • Do you like the cover art? It spooks the editor.
  • Do you have a different favorite Björk album, and if so, why?
  • What are your thoughts on Vulnicura?
  • Do you prefer the video version of “All Is Full Of Love” that has more trip-hop elements, or the album version?
  • Björk has a ton of iconic music videos, which are your favorites? (Hint: The “Triumph of a Heart” video is the origin of the “I should buy a boat” cat meme)
  • Thoughts on Kristen Wiig’s impersonation of Björk?
  • Have you been to the Björk exhibition at the MoMA?
  • Björk live: greatest show of all time?
Thanks again to MercuryAdept, great write up and great to work with!
If you are interested in making a write up, go ahead and shoot me a PM, we can get you a date and an album!
Also, don't forget to be polite! Try to either discuss the album (or the band) or share your own critical analysis of it!
Thanks for reading guys, we'll see you next Friday (hopefully)!
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2013.07.26 22:10 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: Hi, I'm Kristen Christian & I started Bank Transfer Day. AMA!

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Date: 2013-07-26
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What were some of the greatest challenges you faced when setting up Bank Transfer Day? Did any of the banks retaliate against you personally? The time commitment that was required that first month was a huge challenge. I ended up putting my life completely on hold to give the campaign the effort it deserved. There have been a handful of banking executives who have tried to discredit me, but they haven't gotten very far. There was one side effect I didn't expect— the FBI has apparently added my name to the Selectee List. I can still travel, but I'm scanned, patted, swabbed, searched & interrogated every time I fly.
That is sickening to hear. Meh. I try to keep a sense of humor about it. All you can do.
Well you annoyed the big players in the world, its a shame they have to use such tactics rather than making there companies better. Sadly, I think a sense of entitlement may be preventing these corporations from taking a hard look at how they could be more appealing to the average person.
Think of it as a pre-flight massage. Haha. Next time they pat me down I'm going to mention that I have a kink in my neck that I'd love for them to work on.
They are not entitled to anything, people can vote with their money! But you are right though. The sooner bankers realize that no one is entitled to anything he or she doesn't earn, the sooner they may be able to salvage their organizations' public image. Companies must be mindful of how their actions impact communities if they hope to receive patronage from this new civic-minded generation of consumers.
People are getting more savvy with there money. And people wont stand for any crap these days! I am from the UK and have just found one in my city that i am interested in. Thanks for doing this IAma! I didnt even knew they existed. Glad to hear from an international supporter! If you're in the UK, you may be interested in Cooperative Trust. I've been following their work since Bank Transfer Day, and it's really impressive! James Marshall, the leader of this fantastic group is based in London.
Thank you for answering this (again) I wanted it in the main Thread so everyone can see the answer. I am reviewing my options now. I am very excited to move to a Credit union and take my money away from these greedy banks. You're very welcome! Let me know if you need anything else.
Do you own or have the rights to "Bank Transfer Day?" Who owns or has rights to "Move Your Money?" CUNA owns "Everyday is Bank Transfer Day," but those other pieces? Relatedly, who maintains the Bank Transfer Day social media outlets (e.g. twitter, facebook)? Although I originated the name "Bank Transfer Day" and "Every day is Bank Transfer Day," a credit union league filed for copyright of the latter phrase without my knowledge or permission. I asked that it be turned over to CUNA so that it might be used for a national level campaign, but that never happened. I've never filed for copyright because I wanted this movement to belong to every person who supported it. Attorneys have advised that should anyone else attempt to copyright, there's adequate proof of origination. There are a couple of volunteers help curate content. They've asked to remain nameless due to the threats I've received for my involvement. I remain personally active in the social media channels as well.
Glad to hear your decision to not go the IP route. Do you have plans to formalize any sort of organizational structure? Not in the financial sector. I see access to data as a service Americans desperately need but co-operatives currently can't provide so I'm putting together a steering committee to start a national-level telecommunications co-operative. Anyone who's interested in joining the steering committee can send me a private message via Facebook.
I'm involved in an attempt to mutualize our fiber-based municipal telecom in my hometown. Are you talking about that sort of telecom, or is the aim more at the wireless market? Sort of similar. There are a handful of region-based telecommunications co-ops, but I'd like to see one on the national level to compete with the "big guys." I really like the Phone Co-op's model, and they've been kind enough to offer guidance.
What do you think about the Big Bank's lobbying Congress to remove the non-profit tax exemption from credit unions? If passed, this will crush the credit union's ability to compete against the banks. Check out Link to www.donttaxmycreditunion.org. I've been very supportive of the "#DontTaxMyCU" campaign. I think bankers must have a big brass pair to try for something like this. At the end of the day, our votes put candidates in office; no amount of campaign contributions can do that. They might have money, but 1/3 of all Americans are members of a co-operative... and that number's growing every single day.
What's it like having your first name and last name being remarkably similar? It's actually pretty awesome! People don't seem to easily forget it, telemarketers struggle to pronounce it, and people randomly sing Night Ranger at me.
Is that your married name? Or did your parents choose that combination for you? Please read back through the comments to any of the 100 times I answered this before. Thanks! :)
Why was this removed? has it been moved? I'm not sure why reddit has removed the text for other users. It's still viewable on my screen. Trying to contact moderators now.
Well when you get it figured out please let me know. Looks like they've sorted it. Phew!
Real quick, I currently have Chase, I hate them and get charged on an average of $40 in fees just to bank . How do I find a credit union to move my money to ? I am Queens , NYC I've found that the best resource for finding a credit union in America is A Smarter Choice. If you'd like, you can also comment on the Facebook wall & I'd be glad to ask for personal recommendations from other supporters.
You are super awesome , Thank you. I am looking into the A Smarter Choice now. if needed I have your Facebook added already and will post there (Facebook is how I found out about the AMA ) Glad to hear it! Please don't hesitate to ask if you need any help finding the perfect credit union for you.
Have a "big bank" contacted you and try to change your mind on your cause? I think most bankers were smart enough to know I wasn't going to change my mind or back down. The CEO of a "big bank" did call to apologize for the online behavior of one of his executives. This was after I'd emailed screenshots of the posts and proof of the person's employment to the CEO & members of major media.
Do you have a financial background? If you had a $100,000 in cash and your house was paid for, how would you invest that money? I don't have a background in finance. It seems to me that the three most important services for the next several decades will be food, finance & data access. We're blessed to have great credit unions & food co-operatives, but lack a national-level mobile phone co-operative. I would use the $100,000 to fund such an endeavor.
I don't think you have much of a concept of how little a dent 100k would make on a project like that... I don't think you realize how far I'm capable of stretching a dollar. The entire Bank Transfer Day campaign was run on $10. :)
YAY for credit unions! I used to be the marketing manager for a big single-seg credit union. Loved our members, and loved the credit union philosophy even more. Question for you... how do you feel about the idea that credit unions are starting to act more like 'banks' and the ABA's lobby to start taxing credit unions? In which ways do you feel credit unions are beginning to act more like banks? The efforts to eliminate the tax exemption status are ridiculous, at best. I see it as a last minute (and incredibly desperate) attempt to strong arm consumers into banking with them. If Senate allows this, there will be a lot of lawmakers out of work next election.
How did the experience of orchestrating BTD change you personally? I hardly recognize the person I was two years ago! I've found myself becoming more & more aware of how the simple choices I make can have a significant impact. Being in the public eye has made me appreciate every ounce of privacy I still have. Overall, I feel as if I've found my calling... to promote co-operation both as a business model & a way of life.
Hi Kristen. As you know my company did a lot of quantitative & qualitative research on the impact of Bank Transfer Day. One conclusion reached by both research methods was that many people (even the unhappier ones) ultimately stay with a large bank because the mobile or other technology is simply more advanced there. In your work with credit unions or community banks, what do you advise them about meeting the needs of people-and especially younger people-who want the convenience of advanced digital 'banking' methods? Technology is going to play a huge role in acquiring & keeping members. I recommend that credit unions take advantage of the services many of their great vendor companies offer to provide resources like shared branching, mobile banking, remote check deposit to members. With a completely branchless model, I think PSECU is a great example of the banking model of the future.
The lack of technology, remote deposit and poor shared branching (especially internationally) is what keeps me away from CUs. That's a common misconception. Many credit unions have embraced mobile banking & remote deposit as part of the frills offered. I travel internationally fairly frequently & have yet to have an issue anywhere I've gone.
It's not a "misconception", its my personal experience. Show me a CU that offers the equivalent to BofAs mobile banking app (check deposit, bill pay, xfers, etc) and doesn't require me to be a former military member or something. Off the top of my head, PSECU offers everything you mentioned.
Yep, PSECU does all of that as well as provides your credit score for free each month. Just when I think I can't love PSECU any more...
Which the average person isn't eligible for. I have no relations to higher Ed in PA. This is one of the problems of CUs in my opinion - the requirement to be part of some subset. Banking lobbyists have successfully prevented credit unions from offering small business loans or expanding membership fields beyond the last inclusion of the relative/live/work/worship clause.
Either way - regardless of how it happens. This is one of the reasons CUs don't work for many people. Instead of complaining about the symptom, why not help fix the problem?
Nothing is ever 100% positive. In your opinion, what advantages do the big banks have over the average CU? The only advantage banks seem to have currently is their ability to sway lawmakers through campaign contributions. As for my personal experiences— Banking with BofA was a nightmare, at best. It's been nothing but smooth sailing at my credit union. I have access to more conveniently located ATMs than I had with BofA, lower interest rates on my lines of credit and the profits from my banking business is used to invest in my community. All around win.
So CUs are always better for all people? Come on. I know you are an advocate, but even you can't be so naive as to think that. I believe nearly every American would benefit both for themselves & their communities by joining a credit union.
OK - nearly isn't every. What kind of American wouldn't? I've yet to come across an American who wouldn't benefit from co-operative membership, but if I do meet one I'll let you know.
What is this? A credit union for ants?... Hey, even insects deserve equal access to affordable financial services! Haha.
Do you think that the "Big" banks are starting to get the message, that the power lies with the people, or are they still on a path that is not good for most Americans long term? TRANSLATION: Do they really not give a crap about the average Joe and Jane 6-pack working hard for a living and still scraping by? Link to www.facebook.com. I think "big banks" have heard the message, but I don't think they're ready to admit that their business practices led to the largest consumer shift in American history. Instead of improving the business model, bankers are pressuring Senate to eliminate the tax exemption status of credit unions.
You are more powerful than sarah kerrigan? Quite possibly. If only there was a way to know for sure...
Funny you mention that, the CU's have been running a student loan consolidation through the cuGrad program. You know SoFi is Morgan Stanley right? I met Ian Brady from SoFi at the G8 Summit Innovation Conference. He assured me that the lending was coordinated through donations by alumni, but I will definitely dig further into this.
Very innovative group there, I will send you some info. Also, check your FB for some info I just sent on our Google Hangout series, very exciting interviews planned. Awesome! Will do.
Do I still celebrate Bank Transfer Day if I dont pay any fees to bank? What day is Bank Transfer Day anyway? It wasn't so much the fees themselves that set me into motion, but the principle behind them. To me, the policy was symptomatic of an overall problem within for-profit banking structures. Bank Transfer Day began as a Facebook event & quickly became the largest consumer migration in American history. You can learn more about it on Wikipedia or Facebook.
You don't honestly believe you've changed anything, right? I don't believe that I singlehandedly changed anything. I believe that working together millions of Americans changed a few things. First, their transfers allowed credit unions to continue offering responsible loans with low interest rates to small business owners. Second, these loans combined with how many employees were hired by credit unions, Americans saw the unemployment rate drop. Finally, we illustrated that if a girl with a laptop and $10 can reach millions of Americans then campaign funding is no longer as vital to a candidate as it might have been in previous elections.
I live in the Las Colinas neighborhood of Irving, TX near Dallas. Do you know of any credit unions in my area that would be the best to check out? I am middle class and will use direct deposit several times monthly. I do not own a home or any large assets and usually use online banking. I'm with Chase currently and want to get away from them. My credit is not the best either. I am not really sure where to start or where to find out which credit unions in my area are the best. Any suggestions? I found several credit unions near you on A Smarter Choice, but I'm not personally familiar with any of them. If you'd like, I'd be glad to ask Bank Transfer Day's supporters for a personal recommendation; they're great about that. Just send me a private message via Facebook.
When you first created the Facebook event, the location of the event was listed as "Occupy Wall Street." How important do you think the Occupy movement (which was peaking in OctobeNovember 2011) was to the success of Bank Transfer Day? It's a common misconception that the Facebook event page had listed the location as "Occupy Wall Street." The best answer I can think of is that there were several factions of OWS that created secondary event pages that people may have seen. While I appreciated the support that was received from various groups across the political spectrum, I wish that leaders of groups like OWS hadn't chosen to cause disruption & break laws in the name of Bank Transfer Day.
Now who will step up and create a bank or credit union that has LEED platinum buildings powered by renewable energy that also invests in renewable energy? There will be bike parking and the thermostat will be set to save power (my CU has it at a frigid 73 F and when I asked what they invest in they told me T bills.) ??? are you the one? Speak to your credit union about their energy usage. Start with the branch manager. If he/she doesn't listen, go up the chain of command until someone does. On the off chance no one listens, take it to the next board meeting. You're part owner of your credit union. Speak up.
How mad are you that you parents named you Kristen Christian? Not at all. Besides being memorable, it's a great way to screen telemarketers... they can never pronounce it.
Oh, and it's more than a little satisfying to overhear a FOX reporter practice your name over & over. MUAHAHAHAHA.
Haha, it is very unique! I like it :-) Me too. :)
I have a friend who is thinking about switching from a Credit Union over to Chase because "they're more convenient" with regard to locations and teller hours. What can I do to sway her back to responsible banking? It sounds to me like maybe she didn't choose a credit union that suits her needs. There's a credit union out there for every single person. I bet she'd be happy as a lark if she joins one with shared branching, online/mobile banking & remote check deposit. If she'd like help finding such a credit union, I'm always glad to point consumers in the right direction. Either of you is welcome to send me a private message on Facebook for personalized help.
How do you feel about regional banks -- specifically (if you know of it) Umpqua bank in the Pacific NW? While some smaller banks do invest in their communities in amazing ways, I'm still wary of for-profit banks for a couple of reasons. First, I want to have a say in how my financial institution is run. Unless I'm a shareholder at a bank, I have no say. Secondly, a corporate bank can buy out a community bank without customers even being informed. I believe wholeheartedly that co-operatives are the best option for consumers.
Why was the original bank transfer day on a saturday? November 5th 2011 was just a deadline goal. I chose the date as a goal because it was about a month away when I created the event & Eddie Colla had just sent his icon image of an American flag superimposed over a Guy Fawkes mask. The stars seemed to be aligning, so I went with it.
Some argue that there is no escaping shadow banking. How much impact does moving retail account money into credit unions make on the shadow banking industry? I can't give you a definitive answer, but I will say that I started the campaign with no expectations & a belief that every dollar can make a difference on the local level so I've already far surpassed my own desires for the results of BTD. Every little bit helps.
I used your organization in the advocacy section of my thesis, "Financial Speak: Unmasking the Criminal Discourse of Wall Street." Your work is a big part of the consciousness raising effort needed in finance. Thank you. That's really awesome! How was it received?
Will do. I'm looking forward to continuing our conversation. Same here!
Did you change your name for the publicity value, or are your parents totally unaware? If I was going to pick a "stage name," do you honestly think I'd choose this?
What are your thoughts on Public Banks? There is a few state level legislatures in my state that are keeping the idea a alive in the WA State congress. I think they sound great for state, county, and municipal banking needs. I think they could be of benefit to particular communities and definitely better than a "big bank," but I still believe wholeheartedly that co-operatives are the overall best option.
Did you marry into the name Christian, or did your parents not think through the mouthful that is 'Kristen Christian'? It's my given name. Funny thing is, I never realized how strange my name was until I moved to LA a few years ago & everyone asked if it was fake.
Why use a bank? They are all scum in the end. Use cash or bitcoin as much as possible. A credit union isn't a bank, but rather a not-for-profit member-owned financial co-operative... so each is only as "scummy" as its members.
They still have employees to pay, CEO's still take huge salaries. They are just slightly different than a normal bank. I'm confused. Are you advocating that people not be compensated for their time & labor? The difference between the salaries of CEOs at banks & credit unions is staggering! Check out this CUTimes article.
Wow. You sound like you are trying to do a commercial. That's a great idea! We should do a commercial to reach even more people.
Facepalm. At least you are positive. Have a good day. You too!
Do you have any examples you can point me toward? Off the top of my head, PSECU.
Why did your parents pick a first name so similar to your last? When I was adopted at a young age, my birth name had been "Cristin." My folks decided that the best option would be to change the spelling of my first name to minimize confusion & allow me to keep a part of where I'd come from. Nearly 30 years later, I think they made the right choice. I've come to really love my strange little name.
I am very pleased with your response as most people would ignore such a question but I don't know anything about banking and I was curious. Enjoy your weekend! If someone takes the time to ask a question, surely I can take time to respond. Have a great weekend too!
You are a wonderful person Kristen! When is the next bank transfer day? Thank you! I like to think that everyone is wonderful in their own way. I feel so very blessed to have this experience, but due to the violence perpetuated by groups that supported the first deadline goal, I won't be coordinating another event like the first Bank Transfer Day. I do plan to continue commemorating the original date both publicly & personally. Last year I spent November 5th speaking for Credit Union Legislative Action Committee before returning to the privacy of my hotel room to read letters & posts from supporters. It really is so touching how so many of you take the time to reach out & encourage me along the way. Something like this is too much for one person to take on alone. I really couldn't have done it without each & every single person who lent their time & talent.
I have huge commitments with a bank which include a mortgage for over a hundred thousand dollars. Can a credit union take on that kind of debt or is it just where you deposit money to get around banking service charges? Credit unions offer all of the same services that traditional banks offer. The main differences the average consumer would notice is reduced interest on loans, higher interest on checking/savings, profits from your banking business are put to work in your community and as a member-owner you have a vote in how the institution does business. On the back end that a consumer may not notice, CEOs are typically paid far less and front line staff are paid more than for-profit counterparts. If you have huge account balances or business loans, it could be tricky, but I can put you in touch with your state's league & ask them to help you find a credit union to suit your needs. Just let me know.
Just pick a credit union with branches all over the country. Both Veridian and Collins Community have branches all over Iowa, I assume they're nationwide as well. John Deere is pretty much only in Waterloo / Cedar Falls, I assume that's who you went with? My credit union has a limited number of branches. I like that their focus is specifically on the community that made me the woman I am today. Yet... I can bank anywhere in the country & even have no issues traveling outside of the US because my credit union participates in shared branching.
Cool story broah. Shared branching is pretty cool, huh?
Why do you have two first names? Why don't you?
I'm not special =[ Maybe you just haven't found that special place where your talents & passions meet. Don't stop looking!
[NEFCU 2.5% interest on checking account. ](Link to www.mynefcu.org Credit Unions are the best. They really, really are. How long have you been a member?
Switching to a local credit union is among one of the best decisions I've made in my adult life. I'm so glad to hear that! How has membership changed your life?
I don't believe they do. As a member-owner, you can ask them to! It's made banking so much easier for me.
"... people can vote with their money!" How dare you! You are now subscribed to lifelong mandatory TSA searches. In fairness, it was a bit more complex. The hacker group Anonymous claimed credit for Bank Transfer Day... effectively saying I was a member of Anonymous, which I'm not. I understood being initially investigated & even being put on the list. It bothers me that they haven't figured out yet that I'm not a risk.
Big bank employee checking in. Keep doing what you do. I really do work for the devil. Thanks for stopping by & having a sense of humor. If you ever feel like leaving the dark side... CU Insight posts about credit union jobs.
Just wanted to stop by and say hi Kristen. Bank Transfer Day is an awesome concept, There is something in it for all, regardless of political affiliation. And that the person behind it all, is one special human being who cares! Other than that.. you inspired me to join Reddit today! Hi! Thank you! You're too kind. I think a lot of people care, but just aren't sure what they can actually do to impact positive chance. I'm glad you joined reddit too! It's a great community full of thoughtful people sharing fantastic ideas.
I haven't banked with an evil big bank since I was in high school . . . and I'm not young anymore. ;-) That's great! Have any of your family or friends made the switch because of your recommendation?
No question here, just support and solidarity. I participated in the first Bank Transfer day as a part of my local Occupy encampment, and switching to a local credit union has been a decision I've only been happier for doing! Thank you for your organizing efforts! Thank you! It's been amazing to see how this simple & direct action was appreciated by so many people. There are a lot of things Americans disagree on, but I think the vast majority of us believe that our communities need & deserve our support.
I feel the same way. I feel like a total geek sometimes because if anyone ever asks anything about banks, I effuse wildly about my c.u.. That evangelism is so common amongst co-operative members, but relatively unheard of in any other sector! Kind of makes you feel all warm & fuzzy.
You do realize that the big banks are probably thrilled that they are losing a lot of accounts with small balances. If the "big banks" were thrilled, I doubt they wouldn't have rescinded the new policy two days before the original deadline goal, nor would they now be lashing out by pressuring lawmakers to eliminate the tax exemption stays of credit unions.
Is your middle name Cristian. No. No, it's not.
Quick! Say your name 5 times fast! Okay, but only if you join a credit union. Bribery.
I'm 21 and have no clue what a credit union is! =D. Check out this awesome video explaining the differences between banks & credit unions: CLICK HERE
So glad you could do this, Kristen. There's a lot of misinformation out there, but we're gaining ground! A big 'Thank You' from your friends at Alliance Credit Union in St. Louis... Thank you! I hope everyone at Alliance is having a fantastic day!
2 years ago I saw your Bank transfer day Facebook page and it encouraged me to abandon my crumby BofA account and join a credit union. Huge thanks! No, thank you! Without the support of so many folks, the Facebook event could never have turned into a full-blown movement. I'm so glad to hear you're still happy with your choice!
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