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A Critique of the NIST WTC Reports and the Progressive Collapse Theory | Seth McVey | 8/10/2022


Aug 10, 2022

This presentation is a comprehensive critique of the reports issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on the destruction of the Twin Towers and of the progressive collapse theory promulgated in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Journal of Engineering Mechanics.

For more information, visit https://AE911Truth.org.

The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain: Maria Rosa Menocal

This classic bestseller — the inspiration for the PBS series — is an “illuminating and even inspiring” portrait of medieval Spain that explores the golden age when Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance (Los Angeles Times).

This enthralling history, widely hailed as a revelation of a “lost” golden age, brings to vivid life the rich and thriving culture of medieval Spain, where for more than seven centuries Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance, and where literature, science, and the arts flourished.

“It is no exaggeration to say that what we presumptuously call ‘Western’ culture is owed in large measure to the Andalusian enlightenment…This book partly restores a world we have lost.” —Christopher Hitchens, The Nation

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“It is no exaggeration that what we presumptuously call ‘Western’ culture is owed in large measure to the Andalusian enlightenment…This book partly restores to us a world we have lost.”―Christopher Hitchens, The Nation

“Engaging and accessible…This study of medieval Spain shows that a powerful Islamic society and its committed Christian opponents were once capable of contending in arms, for mastery of a rich territory, without losing their sense of mutual respect…It is a valuable contribution.”―Stephen Schwartz, National Review

About the Author

MarÌa Rosa Menocal is R. Selden Rose Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Director of the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University. She lives in New York City.

Product details

  • Publisher‏ : ‎ Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (April 2, 2003)
  • Language‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback‏ : ‎ 315 pages
  • ISBN-10‏ : ‎ 0316168718
  • ISBN-13‏ : ‎ 978-0316168717
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.3 ounces
  • Dimensions‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.88 x 8.25 inches

Martin Waldseemuller’s Carta Marina: Its Originality and Diffusion | Chet Van Duzer

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Library of Congress – Feb 13, 2017

Second of four sessions of a two-day conference celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Waldseemüller’s Carta Marina and focusing on some of the most mysterious maps of the Medieval and Early Modern periods.
For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feat…

Trump: One step closer to being prosecuted? | DW News

DW News – Aug 9, 2022

Former US President Donald Trump said on Monday the FBI conducted a surprise “raid” at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. “After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate,” Trump said in a statement. Trump also said that FBI agents had forced open a safe as part of the search. In recent months, Trump has been giving strong hints over another bid for president in 2024. Meanwhile, the US Justice Department has been investigating allegations that classified records were taken to Mar-a-Lago after his presidency ended early last year.

US bill to tackle climate change clears Senate hurdle – BBC News

BBC News– Aug 8, 2022

There were tears of joy among Democrats in the US Senate as the landmark bill to tackle climate change was finally passed. After more than a year of intense wrangling, the sweeping reforms are being seen as a major victory for President Biden. The bill will now be sent to the Democratic-controlled House where it could pass as soon as this week. Its authors say it will reduce US carbon emissions by 40% by 2030.

This Is Not a Climate Solution: Indigenous Land Defender Warns Senate Bill Will Aid Fossil Fuels

Democracy Now! – Aug 9, 2022

We look at ​​the Democrats’ sweeping $739 billion bill just passed by the Senate in part to address the climate crisis. Democrats in the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act on Sunday with votes from West Virginia’s Joe Manchin and Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema, and the House will vote on the package Friday. The reason the bill exists at all is due to Senator Bernie Sanders and grassroots organizing to demand action on climate change, says Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen. Indigenous lawyer Tara Houska says the bill’s climate provisions cede too much to Big Oil companies in pursuit of renewable energy. “Black and Brown people continue to disparately experience the effects of extractive industry,” she adds. Bishop William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, says the bill contains too much compromise. “Part of the bill was putting a pipeline that Black and white and Brown and poor people in frontline communities are fighting right now,” he says.

From Terra to Terabytes: Popular Cartography, Military Cartography (Morning, Day 1)

Library of Congress – Dec 22, 2014

Day One, morning sessions of the annual conference of the Philip Lee Phillips Map Society of the Library of Congress, established in 1995 as an association of collectors, geographers, historians and map enthusiasts, with a shared interest in supporting the programs and activities of the Library’s Geography and Map Division. Speakers (including Mark Monmonier, Stephen Hornsby, James Akerman and Ralph Ehrenberg) presented a sweeping view of the field, as it went from traditional methods of surveying in early years to remote-sensing and computer cartography of more recent years. They also discussed the future of cartography.

For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feat…

Maps and Nautical Charts in the Medieval and Early Modern Ages: Two of a Kind or Different Cartographic Paradigms, Joaquim Gaspar, University of Lisbon

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Library of Congress – Feb 13, 2017

Second of four sessions of a two-day conference celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Waldseemüller’s Carta Marina and focusing on some of the most mysterious maps of the Medieval and Early Modern periods.

For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feat…

Preserving Public Broadcasting at 50 Years


Jan 26, 2018

The Library of Congress and Boston’s WGBH celebrated the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 with a series of panels featuring pioneers and experts in public broadcasting. The symposium included discussions on news and public affairs talk shows, documentaries and educational uses of public broadcasting. Speakers included Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Letitia King, Jon Abbott, Newton Minow, Cokie Roberts, Nicholas Johnson, Bill Siemering, Henry Becton, Judy Woodruff, Jim Lehrer, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, Dick Cavett, Hugo Morales, Patricia Aufderheide, Clayborne Carson, David Fanning, Margaret Drain, Stephen Gong, Jennifer Lawson, Paula Apsell, Lloyd Morrisett and Kathryn Ostrofsky.

Jeffrey Sachs | WEAKNESS of POOR People


Aug 9, 2022

Jeffrey David Sachs is an American economist, academic, public policy analyst and former director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, where he holds the title of University Professor.