Beyond Smoke and Mirrors

Author: Douglas S. Massey
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 087154590X
Release Date: 2003-09-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Argues that U.S. immigration policies that were enacted between 1986 and 1996 are harmful to the interests of both the United States and Mexico.

Beyond Smoke and Mirrors

Author: Burton Richter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316124161
Release Date: 2014-11-06
Genre: Science

Global climate change is one of the most important issues humanity faces today. This updated, second edition assesses the sensible, senseless and biased proposals for averting the potentially disastrous consequences of global warming, allowing the reader to draw their own conclusions on switching to more sustainable energy provision. Burton Richter is a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who has served on many US and international review committees on climate change and energy issues. He provides a concise overview of our knowledge and uncertainties within climate change science, discusses current energy demand and supply patterns, and the energy options available to cut emissions of greenhouse gases. Written in non-technical language, this book presents a balanced view of options for moving from our heavy reliance on fossil fuels into a much more sustainable energy system, and is accessible to a wide range of readers without scientific backgrounds - students, policymakers and the concerned citizen.

Leadership Power

Author: Peter J. Daniels
Publisher: Word Alive Press
ISBN: 9781486615506
Release Date: 2018-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

“I am going to take you on a journey that may cause you to reflect on some of your perceptions and earlier understandings of the subject of leadership and, hopefully, may unsettle you enough to inspire deep, intensive thought.” Peter J. Daniels holds nothing back in his latest book on leadership, Leadership Power: Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors. Those in leadership, and those who aspire to leadership positions, will be challenged and inspired by the task set before them. Mr. Daniels shares practical advice and sobering realities from his many decades in leadership positions. He succinctly yet powerfully captures the essence of leadership and the world’s desperate need for leaders of character and determination. “Leadership Power should be required reading for anyone who has a position of leadership in business or in the Church... Get it, read it, and apply it to your life.” —Rick Renner Author, Pastor, Church Founder, and T.V. Broadcaster “Daniels writes with passion, authority, and from a lifetime of experience—anyone who sees themselves as leader, or future leader, needs to read it.” —Dr. Colin Stringer Author of The 800 Horsemen “This book will super charge its reader to take up the leadership role and walk in their divine destiny.” —Chris Greenwood, also known as Manafest “Thank you, Peter J. Daniels... More than just theories, your wise words of experience challenge every one of us to be pragmatic, skilled, and steadfast.” —John Mason President of Insight International/Insight Publishing Group “...a must read for all who are willing to be honest with themselves and with God, those who really benefit mankind through his or her leadership.” —Pastor Kenneth Copeland Kenneth Copeland Ministries

The Death Penalty

Author: Alfred B. Heilbrun
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 0761834729
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Capital punishment attracts strong and opposing moral positions: execution by the state under any condition is wrong versus execution as just retribution for heinous killing. In this book, the author rejects these moral arguments as a basis for determining the social value of the death penalty and considers the issue scientifically by determining whether capital punishment deters willful killing. Using evidence from legal history, the impairment / abolishment of the death penalty between 1968 and 1976 and the right of states to adopt or abolish the death penalty, this book examines the statistical relationship between the death penalty and deterrence. The investigation considers the murder rate during periods with and without the threat of capital punishment, the role of state commitment to its own capital punishment system, and fairness in administering the death penalty.

Healing with Medical Marijuana

Author: Mark Sircus
Publisher:
ISBN: 0757004415
Release Date: 2017-01-23
Genre: Health & Fitness

Imagine that there is an effective treatment for dozens of serious ailments--from cancer and Parkinson's disease to headaches and depression. Now imagine that the government is preventing you from using it because it is derived from a controversial herb. Cannabis, more commonly called marijuana, is still looked upon by many people as a social evil; yet, scientific evidence clearly shows the compounds it contains can reduce, halt, and in many cases, reverse some of our most serious health conditions. In Healing with Medical Marijuana, best-selling author and medical researcher Dr. Mark Sircus has written a clear guide to understanding the power of the cannabis plant in combating numerous disorders. In the early 1930s, cannabis extract was legally available throughout the United States. However, as the public's perception of marijuana was often linked to violence, crime, and deviant behavior, the Federal Government outlawed its use in 1937. From that point on, using marijuana was considered a crime--an illegal offense that carried stiff penalties, including jail time. And yet, although the United States had deemed cannabis an illegal narcotic, many other countries began doing scientific research on this herb, studying its remarkable medicinal qualities. Healing with Medical Marijuana provides a fascinating look at these studies, showing just how effective the compounds found in cannabis can be in treating a wide range of illnesses and conditions. It also examines the laws that continue to prevent its use in the United States. While more and more states are now legalizing medical marijuana as a safe and effective treatment method, the controversy continues to block its use for the majority of the population--in spite of the relief it can provide. For those who may be unable to obtain medical marijuana to treat their individual conditions, this book is designed to provide options that can offer the much-needed help they are seeking.

Die Spiegelstadt

Author: Justin Cronin
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641202569
Release Date: 2016-10-31
Genre: Fiction

Die Zwölf – Wesen der Dunkelheit, Todfeinde der Menschen – sind vernichtet, ihre hundertjährige Schreckensherrschaft über die Welt ist vorüber. Nach und nach wagen sich die Überlebenden aus ihrer eng ummauerten Zuflucht, Hoffnung keimt auf. Auf den Ruinen der einstigen Zivilisation wollen sie eine neue, eine bessere Gesellschaft aufbauen: der älteste Traum der Menschheit. Doch in einer fernen, verlassenen Stadt lauert der Eine: Zero. Der Erste. Der Vater der Zwölf, der den Ursprung des Virus in sich trägt. Einst ein hochbegabter Wissenschaftler, der, seit er seine große Liebe verlor, nur noch von Rachedurst und Wut erfüllt ist. Sein Ziel ist es, die Menschheit endgültig auszulöschen. Seine Truppen sind bereit. Und der Zeitpunkt ist gekommen. Nur Amy vermag ihn jetzt noch aufzuhalten, das Mädchen aus dem Nirgendwo, die einzige Hoffnung der Menschheit. Und so treten sie und ihre Freunde an zum letzten großen Kampf zwischen Licht und Dunkelheit ...

Smoke and Mirrors

Author: Frank P. Harvey
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802089488
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

Frank P. Harvey mounts a powerful case for American unilateralism. He addresses the relationship between globalization, terrorism, and unilateralism, and provides a systematic explanation for, and defense of, Washington's response to threats of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Living Illegal

Author: Marie Friedmann Marquardt
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 9781595589019
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Social Science

In June 2012, President Obama’s executive order enforcing parts of the Dream Act and the Supreme Court’s decision to block components of Arizona’s draconian immigration law propelled the immigration debate back into the headlines once again. Based on oral histories, individual testimonies, and years of research into the lives of ordinary migrants, Living “Illegal” offers richly textured “stories that often get lost in the rhetoric” (Gainesville Sun)—of real people working, building families, and enriching their communities even as the political climate has grown increasingly hostile. Moving far beyond stock images and conventional explanations, Living “Illegal” challenges our assumptions about why immigrants come to the United States, where they settle, and how they have adapted to the often confusing patchwork of local immigration ordinances. This revealing narrative takes us into Southern churches, onto the streets of major American cities, into the fields of Florida, and back and forth across different national boundaries—from Brazil to Mexico and Guatemala. A new preface by the authors frames these stories in light of recent policy developments, as well as the 2012 elections and possible shifts ahead. An unmistakably relevant, deeply humane book, Living “Illegal” will continue to stand as an authoritative guide as we address one of the most pressing issues of our time.

Power Die 48 Gesetze der Macht

Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446435537
Release Date: 2013-01-28
Genre: Political Science

Mit über 200.000 verkauften Exemplaren dominierte „Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“ von Robert Greene monatelang die Bestsellerlisten. Nun erscheint der Klassiker als Kompaktausgabe: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam. Wer Macht haben will, darf sich nicht zu lange mit moralischen Skrupeln aufhalten. Wer glaubt, dass ihn die Mechanismen der Macht nicht interessieren müssten, kann morgen ihr Opfer sein. Wer behauptet, dass Macht auch auf sanftem Weg erreichbar ist, verkennt die Wirklichkeit. Dieses Buch ist der Machiavelli des 21. Jahrhunderts, aber auch eine historische und literarische Fundgrube voller Überraschungen.

After the Stork

Author: Sara Rosenquist
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572248649
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

A New Parent's Guide to Taking Charge of Postpartum Depression Having a baby is one of the most dramatic transitions you will ever make, both opening you to the greatest love you can experience and setting in motion a rollercoaster of emotions you never before thought possible. These feelings are affected significantly by psychological and social factors-in fact, studies reveal that nearly as many new fathers as new mothers exhibit symptoms of postpartum depression. Written by a clinical psychologist specializing in postpartum depression, After the Stork clearly explains this often misunderstood condition and offers a revolutionary approach to stopping depression in its tracks. You'll discover powerful tools for addressing the sleep deprivation, financial tensions, and stress that can cause depression to take hold, and finally be able to make more room for experiencing the joy of welcoming a new child into your life. You'll learn how to: Develop depression-busting habits of thought Reconnect to your family, friends, and community Reignite an intimate relationship with your partner Move past guilt and shame and step into your new role as a great parent

Beyond Walls and Cages

Author: Jenna M. Loyd
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820344119
Release Date: 2013-12-01
Genre: Social Science

The crisis of borders and prisons can be seen starkly in statistics. In 2011 some 1,500 migrants died trying to enter Europe, and the United States deported nearly 400,000 and imprisoned some 2.3 million people--more than at any other time in history. International borders are increasingly militarized places embedded within domestic policing and imprisonment and entwined with expanding prison-industrial complexes. Beyond Walls and Cages offers scholarly and activist perspectives on these issues and explores how the international community can move toward a more humane future. Working at a range of geographic scales and locations, contributors examine concrete and ideological connections among prisons, migration policing and detention, border fortification, and militarization. They challenge the idea that prisons and borders create safety, security, and order, showing that they can be forms of coercive mobility that separate loved ones, disempower communities, and increase shared harms of poverty. Walls and cages can also fortify wealth and power inequalities, racism, and gender and sexual oppression. As governments increasingly rely on criminalization and violent measures of exclusion and containment, strategies for achieving change are essential. Beyond Walls and Cages develops abolitionist, no borders, and decolonial analyses and methods for social change, showing how seemingly disconnected forms of state violence are interconnected. Creating a more just and free world--whether in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands, the Morocco-Spain region, South Africa, Montana, or Philadelphia--requires that people who are most affected become central to building alternatives to global crosscurrents of criminalization and militarization. Contributors: Olga Aksyutina, Stokely Baksh, Cynthia Bejarano, Anne Bonds, Borderlands Autonomist, Collective, Andrew Burridge, Irina Contreras, Renee Feltz, Luis A. Fernandez, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Amy Gottlieb, Gael Guevara, Zoe Hammer, Julianne Hing, Subhash Kateel, Jodie M. Lawston, Bob Libal, Jenna M. Loyd, Lauren Martin, Laura McTighe, Matt Mitchelson, Maria Cristina Morales, Alison Mountz, Ruben R. Murillo, Joseph Nevins, Nicole Porter, Joshua M. Price, Said Saddiki, Micol Seigel, Rashad Shabazz, Christopher Stenken, Proma Tagore, Margo Tamez, Elizabeth Vargas, Monica W. Varsanyi, Mariana Viturro, Harsha Walia, Seth Freed Wessler.

Beyond a Border

Author: Peter Kivisto
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452235875
Release Date: 2009-12-08
Genre: Social Science

The most up-to-date analysis of today's immigration issues As the authors state in Chapter 1, "the movement of people across national borders represents one of the most vivid dramas of social reality in the contemporary world." This comparative text examines contemporary immigration across the globe, focusing on 20 major nations. Noted scholars Peter Kivisto and Thomas Faist introduce students to important topics of inquiry at the heart of the field, including Movement: Explores the theories of migration using a historical perspective of the modern world. Settlement: Provides clarity concerning the controversial matter of immigrant incorporation and refers to the varied ways immigrants come to be a part of a new society. Control: Focuses on the politics of immigration and examines the role of states in shaping how people choose to migrate. Key Features Provides comprehensive coverage of topics not covered in other texts, such as state and immigration control, focusing on policies created to control migratory flow and evolving views of citizenship Offers a global portrait of contemporary immigration, including a demographic overview of today's cross-border movers Offers critical assessments of the achievements of the field to date Encourages students to rethink traditional views about the distinction between citizen and alien in this global age Suggests paths for future research and new theoretical developments

Opening the Floodgates

Author: Kevin R. Johnson
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814743003
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Genre: Law

Seeking to re-imagine the meaning and significance of the international border, Opening the Floodgates makes a case for eliminating the border as a legal construct that impedes the movement of people into this country. Open migration policies deserve fuller analysis, as evidenced by President Barack Obama’s pledge to make immigration reform a priority. Kevin R. Johnson offers an alternative vision of how U.S. borders might be reconfigured, grounded in moral, economic, and policy arguments for open borders. Importantly, liberalizing migration through an open borders policy would recognize that the enforcement of closed borders cannot stifle the strong, perhaps irresistible, economic, social, and political pressures that fuel international migration. Controversially, Johnson suggests that open borders are entirely consistent with efforts to prevent terrorism that have dominated immigration enforcement since the events of September 11, 2001. More liberal migration, he suggests, would allow for full attention to be paid to the true dangers to public safety and national security.

Smoke and Mirrors

Author: Robert Dean Frelow
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452058962
Release Date: 2008-11-14
Genre: Fiction

Narrator Jonathan Sweet, a Santa Fe gallery owner, describes a suspense filled trek from Paris to the shores of Northern California in pursuit of a dedicated group of international art forgers, who have deprived him of his most valuable asset, a painting worth millions. He falls prey to a mysterious woman who appears to blend in and out of the story with unusual deftness. Sweet, a fun loving bachelor, never quite gets the real picture, a picture of Nazi sympathizers and Russian capitalists, who hold the key to the painting’s Holocaust history. There are clues he overlooks from beginning to end. From the start, it has been a story of “Smoke and Mirrors.”