The smiling Buddha, or the Buddha of laughter, was a vagabond monk in the 10th cenury. Known as Pu Tai in China and Hotei in Japan, he found supreme happiness one stormy day under a bridge after a loud thunderclap illuminated his purpose. From that day forward, he traveled throughout China sharing his wisdom with laughter and good humor. 1. Spanish. Fernando Flores. http://samples.audible.de/bk/rbal/000040/bk_rbal_000040_sample.mp3.
Christopher G. Nuttall’s novel of human fear and survival, set in the thrilling world of his Angel in the Whirlwind series. A year after the Commonwealth won the war with the Theocracy, the interstellar cruise liner Supreme is on its maiden voyage, carrying a host of aristocrats thrilled to be sharing in a wondrous adventure among the stars. The passengers include the owner and his daughters, Angela and Nancy. Growing up with all the luxuries in the world, neither sister has ever known true struggle, but that all changes when a collision with a pirate ship leaves the cruiser powerless and becalmed in hyperspace. And they’re not alone. Now, the mysterious force that’s living on this floating graveyard is coming for Supreme’s crew and passengers. As madness starts to tear at their minds, they must fight to survive in a strange alien realm. And there’s no way out... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Jelsema. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010364/bk_brll_010364_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Comedian George Carlin's definitive monologue was delivered on this 1972 album, his third, in the form of Seven Dirty Words You Can Never Say on Television. The FCC and Supreme Court cited the routine as the epitome of tastelessness and threatened to yank the license of any station that dared to play it over public airwaves. So you know it has to be funny. Buy it today and shock your parents! Tracks: 1. Class Clown 2. Wasting Time: Sharing a Swallow 3. Values (How Much Is That Dog Crap in the Window?)4. I Used to Be Irish Catholic 5. The Confessional 6. Special Dispensation: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, and Limbo 7. Heavy Mysteries 8. Muhammad Ali / America the Beautiful 9. Seven Words You Can Never Say on TelevisionExplicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/lcom/000006/pf_lcom_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Eyes Wide Open, Isaac Lidsky draws on his experience of achieving immense success, joy, and fulfillment while losing his sight to a blinding disease to show us that it isn't external circumstances but how we perceive and respond to them that governs our reality. Fear has a tendency to give us tunnel vision - we fill the unknown with our worst imaginings and cling to what's familiar. But when confronted with new challenges, we need to think more broadly and adapt. When Isaac Lidsky learned that he was beginning to go blind at age 13, eventually losing his sight entirely by the time he was 25, he initially thought that blindness would mean an end to his early success and his hopes for the future. Paradoxically, losing his sight gave him the vision to take responsibility for his reality and thrive. Lidsky graduated from Harvard College at age 19, served as a Supreme Court law clerk, fathered four children, and turned a failing construction subcontractor into a highly profitable business. Whether we're blind or not, our vision is limited by our past experiences, biases, and emotions. Lidsky shows us how we can overcome paralyzing fears, avoid falling prey to our own assumptions and faulty leaps of logic, silence our inner critics, harness our strength, and live with open hearts and minds. In sharing his hard-won insights, Lidsky shows us how we, too, can confront life's trials with initiative, humor, and grace. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Isaac Lidsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003047/bk_peng_003047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a journalist for the Independent, Emma Bamford is swept along with the London rat race, lost amongst the egos of Fleet Street. Surrounded by budget cuts and bullies, the thrill of a breaking news story is no longer enough. And at 31, still struggling to get to a fourth date and surrounded by friends settling down to married life and babies, Emma decides to grasp her life by the roots and reclaim her freedom...by running away to sea and joining a complete stranger (and his cat) on a yacht in Borneo. Reflective yet humorous and self-deprecating, we share Emma’s excitement and fear at leaving a good job for an unknown adventure, and join her as she travels to some of the most exotic places in the world and starts to realise what really matters in life. She discovers the supreme awkwardness of sharing a tiny space with total strangers, the unimaginable beauty of paradise islands and secret jungle rivers, glimpses lost tribes, works all hours for demanding superyacht owners, and has a terrifyingly near miss with pirates. Fending off romantic propositions from a Moldovan pig farmer and a Sri Lanken village chief amongst others, Emma finds adventure and happiness in the most unlikely places. From planning each day meticulously to learning to let go and leave things to chance, Emma’s story shows that it is possible to break free and find happiness - and love - on your own terms. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicola Barber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018149/bk_adbl_018149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In True Believers, Kurt Andersen—the New York Times best-selling and critically acclaimed author of Heyday and Turn of the Century—delivers his most powerful and moving novel yet. Dazzling in its wit and effervescent insight, this kaleidoscopic tour de force of cultural observation and seductive storytelling alternates between the present and the 1960s—and indelibly captures the enduring impact of that time on the ways we live now. Karen Hollander is a celebrated attorney who recently removed herself from consideration for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her reasons have their roots in 1968—an episode she’s managed to keep secret for more than forty years. Now, with the imminent publication of her memoir, she’s about to let the world in on that shocking secret—as soon as she can track down the answers to a few crucial last questions. As junior-high-school kids back in the early sixties, Karen and her two best friends, Chuck and Alex, roamed suburban Chicago on their bikes looking for intrigue and excitement. Inspired by the exotic romance of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, they acted out elaborate spy missions pitting themselves against imaginary Cold War villains. As friendship carries them through childhood and on to college—in a polarized late-sixties America riven by war and race as well as sex, drugs, and rock and roll—the bad guys cease to be the creatures of make-believe. Caught up in the fervor of that extraordinary and uncanny time, they find themselves swept into a dangerous new game with the highest possible stakes. Today, only a handful of people are left who know what happened. As Karen reconstructs the past and reconciles the girl she was then with the woman she is now, finally sharing pieces of her secret past with her national-security-cowboy boyfriend and Occupy-activist granddaughter, the power of memory and history and luck become clear. A resonant coming-of-age story and a thrilling poli 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003137/bk_rand_003137_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Technological development of our country suffered a lot as it is affected in several ways. Technical Education has a supreme importance for the economic and industrial development. Hence there is some distinction between vocational education, industrial education and technical education, and distance education is that which emphasizes on the learning of techniques is needed to the proper tapping of utilizing the human resources. Poor countries-and poor people differ from rich ones not only because they have less capital but because they have less knowledge. Knowledge is often costly to create and that is why much of it is created in industrial countries. Knowledge also illuminates every economic transaction, revealing preferences. gMng clarity to exchanges, informing markets. The new information and communications technology, from e-mail to cellular telephony to Tele conferencing let more and more people share knowledge without having to be in the same place. Sharing information through computers interlinked by telephone lines is quickly becoming common-place in Industrial countries and developing countries.
Judicious balancing of the competing interests of civil liberties and public safety/security measures is essential to reducing terrorism. Yet, some scholars decry judicial review as an illegitimate and undemocratic exercise in a representative democracy, while others laud judicial review as an essential function to advance peace, public participation in governing and legitimating democracy s quest to reduce terrorism in regions where terrorist originate. This book seeks to transcend the debate over judicial review by sharing the views of State Supreme Court Chief Justices on what factors they consider essential to consider when balancing the competing interests. It invites the reader to engage a global discourse within the political spaces judges operate, to accept that judicial review offers an alternative to the sword and is material and relevant to reducing terrorism. By focusing on the signals the Chief Justices send hopefully the public response will be to demand of leaders the preservation of human dignity during the global war on terror and beyond.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Paulette Frankl is an American courtroom artist. Frankl was born in California, and attended Stanford University, where she majored in art and languages. Frankl exhibited her first artwork in Los Angeles at age 7 in a joint show with her father, Paul T. Frankl, an Art Deco furniture designer and architect. She worked with author Christopher Long, sharing documents, photos and family background for a 2007 biography of her father. Her courtroom sketches, drawings and paintings from both federal and superior cases have aired on CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, WGN-TV and "Talk America" and have taken her to the U.S. Supreme Court.