Allies and Enemies: Fallen (Series Book 1) – Amy J. Murphy

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Allies and Enemies: Fallen (Series Book 1)

Amy J. Murphy

Genre: Science Fiction

Publish Date: March 18, 2018

Publisher: Amy J. Murphy

Seller: Smashwords, Inc.

Fight. Survive. Repeat. The rules of a soldier are simple. Born into service of the Regime, Commander Sela Tyron is about as subtle as a hammer. To hammers, any problem can look like a nail, but things aren't always that easy. When Sela is abandoned with her team on a planet full of insurrectionists, things get complicated. A daredevil rescue by her commanding officer reaps deadly consequences, forcing Sela to choose between loyalty and the life of the man she's duty-bound to protect. Her whole life was a lie. And that's the good news. Shirking a life of privilege, Erelah Veradin dreamt of building spaceships and exploring the stars in the service of the Regime. When a monstrous truth about her true heritage is revealed, Erelah finds herself at the unwilling center of a scheming mastermind's bid for power. Suit up. Time to join the fight. If you love gritty, epic space opera like The Expanse or Firefly, this first title in the Allies and Enemies series launches you on the ride of a lifetime. Voted a Dragon Award Finalist for Best Military Science Fiction Novel by Dragon Con and a Kindle Book Award Finalist.

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The Best of Enemies – Robin Bissell

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The Best of Enemies

Robin Bissell

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 14.99

Release Date: April 5, 2019

Based on a true story, The Best of Enemies centers on the extraordinary relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), a fearless and outspoken civil rights activist who faced off against C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader, to blaze the way for school desegregation in Durham, North Carolina, in 1971.

© © 2019 STX Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Future “Xanax Damage,” “Government Official,” “Love Thy Enemies” & More | Daily Visuals 6.11.19

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It’s Future day today but not in the typical “the future is now” sense but in the “Future done dropped a few music videos unexpectedly today” manner.

In support of his recently released Save Me EP, the ATLien dropped a trio of visuals in “Xanax Damage, “Government Official,” and Love Thy Enemies” in which Future Hndrxx goes from singing and pleading into a telephone (not to be confused with a cellphone) in “Xanax Damage” to politicking with models in “Love Thy Enemies.”

From somber feelings to sunny weather, Chaz French and Rich The Kid link up to enjoy the company of bikini rocking young women and swimming pool activities in the visual for “Handful.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Tee Grizzley, YBN Nahmir, and more.









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The Gentle Art of Making Enemies – James McNeill Whistler

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The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

James McNeill Whistler

Genre: Art & Architecture

Publish Date: December 31, 1902

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain

The book was in part a response to, in part a transcript of, Whistler's famous libel suit against critic John Ruskin. Ruskin, in a review of the inaugural showing at the Grosvenor Gallery, had referred to Whistler's painting Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket as flinging a pot of paint in the public's face. The book contains Whistler's letters to newspapers chronicling his many petty grievances against various acquaintances and friends.

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The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies Opens Friday, Apr 5, 2019

Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battle over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971.

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Insults were tossed and shade was thrown on this week’s ‘Catfish’ — get a recap on the drama-filled episode.

Cows: Our Greatest Enemies

I hate cows.

My uncle owned a dairy farm. My siblings and I often worked on that farm. My chores included shoveling cow manure, cleaning the milk storage tanks, and herding the cows. One time I befriended a calf and gave it a cute name. A few weeks later my grandmother served it to me for dinner. It wasn’t the best way to hear the news. 

I will always remember the day my brother and I were invited to watch the hog slaughter. My uncle slit each hog’s necks in front of us and we watched the hogs scream and bleed out.

I’m a vegetarian now (mostly) but not because of that childhood farming horror. I don’t digest meat well. I tell you this background so you understand my bias.

I recently watched a documentary called Cowspiracy. Leonardo DiCaprio executive produced it. The filmmakers are vegans, so take their point of view with the usual skepticism. The film’s claim is that science supports their notion that perhaps half of the problem with climate change is caused by livestock flatulence and the decimation of the rain forest for livestock farming.

The more interesting claim is that the cow-fart portion of climate change is the type that can be quickly reversed. Once the cows are gone, the gases dissipate relatively quickly. The film claims that even if we stopped using all carbon fuels for transportation, the chemistry of the atmosphere is such that we would not get a meaningful improvement in a short time frame. But getting rid of livestock has a quick benefit, they say.

According to the documentary, it’s either the cows (and other livestock) or us. If we keep eating animals, and the animals keep turbo-charging climate change, we’re all deeply screwed.

The movie suggests that Big Meat might kill people for mentioning this topic. So if I die under suspicious circumstances, please reduce your meat consumption. Karma demands it.

One assumes the Cowspiracy film has some bias. And I expect that critics are questioning the science and assumptions in the film. I’ll let you rip the documentary apart in the comments. But I think the basic premise that livestock is a big contributor to climate change is true. Fact-check me on that. 

This week we heard that cured meats cause cancer. Sheesh.

Now add the economics of using a zillion acres of land to feed cows instead of humans. That can’t be a good use of resources in a crowded world. 

I would like to avoid a debate on the benefits of a vegetarian diet, as I find that unproductive in this sort of forum. But I am interested to know if any of you are meat-eaters and also climate change worriers. I don’t see how you can be both, assuming the Cowspiracy folks are right, or somewhat right.

Is there anyone reading this blog who is both worried about climate change and also a meat-eater? If so, how do you rationalize it?

P.S. It was nice knowing you.

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Best of Enemies – Morgan Neville & Robert Gordon

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Best of Enemies

Morgan Neville & Robert Gordon

Genre: Documentary

Price: $ 14.99

Release Date: July 31, 2015

In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other’s political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult-their explosive exchanges devolving into vitriolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed, and a new era in public discourse was born.

© © 2015, Sandbar, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Sick World – EP – My Enemies & I

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Sick World – EP

My Enemies & I

Genre: Metal

Price: $ 6.99

Release Date: September 25, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Fearless Records

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Public Enemies – Michael Mann

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Public Enemies

Michael Mann

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 9.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: July 1, 2009

From award-winning director Michael Mann (Heat, Collateral) comes the film inspired by one of the country’s most captivating and infamous outlaws — John Dillinger. Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean series) stars as the charismatic and elusive bank robber marked by the FBI as America’s first “Public Enemy Number One.” Academy Award®-winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose) plays Billie Frechette, the only woman capable of capturing his heart. Hunted relentlessly by top FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale, The Dark Knight), Dillinger engages in an escalating game of outrunning and outgunning the FBI, culminating in an explosive legendary showdown. “It’s a landmark crime saga” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone).

© © 2009 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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The Best of Enemies (Unabridged) – Jen Lancaster

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The Best of Enemies (Unabridged)

Jen Lancaster

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 23.95

Publish Date: August 4, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Penguin Audio

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