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John Green’s New Teen Book Coming Soon

 

Turtles All the Way Down begins with a fugitive billionaire and a cash reward. It is about a lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

October 10th 2017

Comdey Central’s The Daily Show Opening Donald Trump Twitter Library For 2 Days; Whats Next?

 

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The pop up library is scheduled to open this Friday @ 3 West 57th Street near Fifth Avenue, a few blocks from Trump Tower,  admission is free and open to the public between 11 AM-7 PM ET. The library will exist only for a weekend. The pop-up library in Manhattan will  close Sunday

It will contain several exhibits, including a short documentary about Trump’s Twitter usage and a video retrospective called “Sad!” that “will solemnly display a collection of people, places and things that the President has deemed ‘SAD!’”

 

It is SO SAD & SHAMEFUL how some can JOKINGLY  take politics and politicians only to incite humor or even danger in this day and age when there is so much turmoil and power hungry leaders worldwide SHAMEFUL with everybody across the globe watching ONLY IN NEW YORK!

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National Librarian Workers Day

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Here’s what Newsday had to say

The Country Of Georgia Will Have A Library On Their Trains

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Georgian Railway is going to have libraries in the trains. the idea is to create comfort and joy while  traveling  because passengers will be able to access and read books.

Collecting books for the trains started on the scale of whole Georgia: Volunteers, authors and publishing houses brought books to the train stations in Kutaisi, Batumi, Ozurgeti.

National Parliament Library of Georgia is actively involved in the project. It will offer passengers interesting books. There will be electronic system created, which will help them find the book they want to read.

 

 

CIA Put 12 Million Declassified Documents Online

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There are almost 12 million pages of its records online, from the CIA, allowing anyone with an internet connection to browse 50 years worth of declassified intelligence reports, briefings, and other once-secret documents. The database contains US discussions about assassinating Fidel Castro, details of Nazi war crimes, reports of UFO sightings, and a study into human telepathy dubbed “Project Star Gate,” and Mind Control.

Best Books Of 2016

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8. You Are Having a Good Time, by Amie Barrodale
It’s fascinating to watch people do awful things to each other, especially when you can’t quite tell why they’re doing them, and neither can they. In this debut collection of stories, Barrodale senses that muddle is more common than motive. As one of her less-explosive failures puts it, “We are people who never get it right.”

 

 Sweet Lamb of Heaven, by Lydia Millet
A paranoid thriller about a mother and daughter in flight from a sociopath husband, the novel is a frightening performance of vertigo. Millet delivers a narrator growing aware of her own unreliability

“The North Water…is a great white shark of a book ― swift, terrifying, relentless and unstoppable.” … A nineteenth-century whaling ship sets sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard in this dark, sharp, and highly original .

The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

The audacious new novel about family and ambition from “one of the best living mystery writers” (Grantland) and bestselling, award-winning author of The Fever, Megan Abbott.

3Private Citizens, by Tony Tulathimutte
It’s a rare and bracing thing to see a debut novelist confident enough to pour acid on an entire system (in this case, the one we call meritocracy). The millennials have teeth. 

 

President Obama To Preserve Senate Torture Report In His Presidential Library

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The Senate Intelligence Committee’s 6,700-page history of the CIA torture program will be kept among Barack Obama’s presidential papers — safe from the Republicans on the committee who have attempted to have it destroyed.The executive summary of the report, which was released in December 2014, contained shocking description of brutal torture tactics like waterboarding, and other types of torture.

Following the election of Donald Trump, Senate Democrats have urged Obama to make the full report public, fearing that it could be destroyed.

The public will still have to wait to see the report, however. In a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, White House Counsel Neil Eggleston wrote that “the President has informed the archivist that access to classified material, among other categories of information, should be restricted for the full twelve years allowed under the act.”After the report was completed, the Intelligence Committee sent copies to the White House, the CIA, the Department of Justice, and several other federal agencies, hoping to dissuade the agencies from practicing or authorizing torture in the future.

While the Obama administration has not complied with Burr’s request, executive branch policy remains that the report should not actually be read by anyone. A year after it was released, government lawyers confirmed that at the Department of Justice, it had not even been taken out of its package, and that the CIA had made “very limited use of it.” The administration has also refused to make the report available under the Freedom of Information Act. Anti-torture advocates argued that a full public accounting of the facts would keep the CIA from using torture in the future.

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