Evil exists in every common place. Town Manager Cabot Anderson experiences the accumulation of that force through the actions of his employer, Town Supervisor April Buhler. A succinct Story of Evil and Tragedy. Public Administrator Cabot Anderson surrenders a promising Federal post to accept a Hometown government office. The good that he performs is swallowed by impending evil. The Town enjoys a new prosperity while Cabot is destroyed. Ignorance breeds confidence more frequently than does knowledge -Charles Darwin Mr. Repp is no stranger to politics, with nearly 50 years of Political/Government Operations. Mr. Repp has taken that experience and is now sharing with his readers. He was first elected to chair a county political organization at the age of 24 and served for 20 years. He was a County Supervisor of Elections, District Manager for the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, appointed by both the Carter and Reagan administrations, candidate for US House of Representatives, 1978, 35th C.D. at the age of 33, Upstate NY Town Manager, Long Island NY Village Administrator on Fire Island and City Economic Development Manager at Lauderhill, Florida. Mr. Repp holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and once taught school at the middle school level.
This multidisciplinary book examines the diverse ways in which environmental disasters with compounding impacts are being governed as they traverse sovereign territories across rapidly urbanising societies in Asia and the Pacific. Combining theoretical advances with contextually rich studies, the book examines efforts to tackle the complexities of cross-border environmental governance. In an urban age in which disasters are not easily contained within neatly delineated jurisdictions, both in terms of their interconnected causalities and their cascading effects, governance structures and mechanisms are faced with major challenges related to cooperation, collaboration and information sharing. This book helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by offering fresh insights and contrasting explanations for variations in transboundary disaster governance regimes among urbanising populations in the Asia-Pacific. Michelle Ann Miller is a Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Trained in political science, her research focuses on intersections between urban and regional governance in the context of human conflict and environmental change. She leads the Disaster Governance theme of the Asian Urbanisms Cluster at ARI. Her interdisciplinary publications speak to contemporary theoretical debates and key policy issues in environmental disaster governance, decentralisation, urban change, and citizenship and belonging. A reoccurring concern throughout her work is with the policy potential and lived experience of decentralisation in generating more inclusive and effective forms of governance, especially in Indonesia but across Asia more broadly. Before joining ARI, she taught at Deakin University and Charles Darwin University in Australia, and she has held visiting research fellowships in Indonesia at both the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta) and Ar-Raniry Institut Agama Islam Negeri (Banda Aceh). She is international advisor of the Varieties of Peace research program, a global initiative of Umeå University, supported by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences. Mike Douglass is Professor at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, where he is Leader of the Asian Urbanisms Cluster. He is Emeritus Professor and former Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii where he was also the Director of the Globalization Research Center. He received his PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA. He previously held positions in the United Nations and taught at the Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands) and the University of East Anglia (UK). Matthias Garschagen is the Head of Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management and Adaptive Planning (VARMAP) at United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Securit y (UNU-EHS). He holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Cologne, Germany. His research focuses on urban vulnerability and social resilience in the context of natural hazard and climate change impacts, particularly in South and Southeast Asia. He is especially concerned with the governance of urban adaptation efforts in dynamically transforming countries and with the question of how shifts in vulnerability can be assessed in a forward-looking manner using novel scenario techniques. Over the last years, he has been taking on a leading role (principal investigator and work package leader) in several international research projects. His research findings have been published (authored and co-authored) in high-ranking international journals. From 2012, Matthias Garschagen has been an invited contributing author to the IPCCs Fifth Assessment Report, in the chapter on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability in Asia (WG2, chapter 24).
Animals seem to manifest tendencies seen in human beings. And, apart from the Darwinian theory, from a spiritual perspective we can say that its not a coincidence. Researches on reincarnation conducted for over 40 years by Ian Stevenson, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia, on nearly 2500 children who reported past life memories, validated the possibility of reincarnation between human beings of different cultural backgrounds but also between humans and animals. Focusing on further hypothesis based on these findings, this book intends to stimulate the reader into thinking about how the instincts of the physical world affect our conscience as human beings. Based on many travelings around the world, and the combination of these experiences with knowledge in spiritual evolution, it was easy to see the correlation between reincarnation and the attitudes observed in animals and humans, just like Darwin saw it, even though in his case while focusing on the physical aspect of it instead of the spiritual. At some point, its likely that everyone on earth has spiritually occupied the body of an animal, and the characteristics of such evidence may prevail, especially if there isnt any responsibility for our human existence as a conscious and creative being. Joseph Yellow Kid Weil, one of the most famous con men in history, said: The desire to get something for nothing has been very costly to many people who have dealt with me and with other con men, but I have found that this is the way it works. The average person, in my estimation, is ninety-nine per cent animal and one per cent human. The ninety-nine per cent that is animal causes very little trouble. But the one per cent that is human causes all our woes. When people learn - as I doubt they will - that they cant get something for nothing, crime will diminish and we shall live in greater harmony. The prevalence of instinctual behavior in so many people leads us to consider different types of bestial manifestations and tendencies. Its interesting to notice that some individuals enjoy the sunshine and activities related to sharing love, like dogs, while others are very independent and emotional, like cats, but we also have a big proportion of individuals that, like monkeys, only care about immediate gaining, even if they have to take it from others, and their whole life is based on that. Its also quite interesting to notice how affiliated we may feel to animals that share similar traits to our own character, and how much most people prefer to be led by their instincts rather than their conscience. With these insights in mind, this topic will be further analyzed taking into consideration its implications and relevancy as a spiritual teaching.