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Zemnian Nights | Critical Role | Campaign 2, Episode 11
 
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The Mighty Nein finally make it into the Tri-Spire, exploring the upper echelon of Zadash and investigating the Knights of Requital’s claims of corruption within the government... Thanks to Pacific Rim Uprising and D&D Beyond for sponsoring this episode of Critical Role! Pacific Rim Uprising is in theaters, RealD 3D and IMAX right now! Go to http://bit.ly/pacrimcr to pick up your tickets. D&D Beyond is offering a 25% discount on any item purchased within their store! Go to https://www.dndbeyond.com/ and use code “INVISIBLEWAND” at checkout to apply the discount. Watch Critical Role Live Thursdays at 7pm PST on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/geekandsundry You can pick up Critical Role merch at http://shop.geekandsundry.com For more RPGs we love, go to http://bit.ly/GS_RPG Follow the cast of Critical Role on Twitter! Ashley: https://twitter.com/TheVulcanSalute Laura: https://twitter.com/LauraBaileyVO Liam: https://twitter.com/VoiceOfOBrien Matthew: https://twitter.com/matthewmercer Marisha: https://twitter.com/Marisha_Ray Taliesin: https://twitter.com/executivegoth Travis: https://twitter.com/WillingBlam Sam: https://twitter.com/samriegel Visit us on http://geekandsundry.com Subscribe to Geek and Sundry: http://goo.gl/B62jl Join our community at: http://geekandsundry.com/community Twitter: http://twitter.com/geekandsundry Facebook: http://facebook.com/geekandsundry Instagram: http://instagram.com/geekandsundry Thanks to @CRTranscript and all the critters for closed captions!
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Nero - Guilt
 
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BETWEEN II WORLDS is available now: po.st/iTB2W Music video by Nero performing Guilt. (C) 2011 MTA Records Limited under exclusive licence to Mercury Records Limited Download ‘Guilt’ on itunes now http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/guilt-ep/id427014382
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Archaeology supports the Bible (Creation Magazine LIVE! 7-06)
 
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Archaeological discoveries provide powerful support for the accuracy of Scripture. Today we highlight fascinating portions of an interview with a leading archaeologist. Special Thanks: John DeLancey – Tel Gezer footage https://youtu.be/B5mSvnAD_RQ?t=4m17s biblicalisraeltours.com (Life-Transforming Israel Tours & Teaching in the Context of the Land of the Bible) The Mental Metal Channel – sifting footage https://youtu.be/9DcZfqT5f-A?t=2m27s Lia Lapithi Shukuroglou – footage of small gods https://youtu.be/c-qOcWfwkS8?t=10m38s Gabriel Colodro – Hebrew Torah Writing https://youtu.be/x5Ppuy_T0dQ?t=1m4s Other footage sources: Hunter McLaughlin - more of Tel Gezer https://youtu.be/Xq-yp5CTy3Y?t=42s Bible Vision HD – even more of Tel Gezer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPjnHo8H-HY TheJerusalemCenter – Timeline of Israel https://youtu.be/2mR2W43t6tI?t=28s Philistine Pots from Gezer haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.739358.JPG 20th Century Fox – Exodus footage https://youtu.be/wpwqEv-0XF0?t=4s Ruth Martin – mud (earth) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYcaNY3q-WI New York Times - Ebla Map https://nyti.ms/2t3iBmq Pinterest – Lugal-kisal-si, king of Uruk https://pin.it/ydrycwp7swoagz Ebla Tablets gazeteduvar.com.tr/kultur-sanat/2016/08/13/tanrilarin-laneti-tabletleri-calanlarin-ustunde-olsun/ PHD Comics – Dead Sea Scrolls https://youtu.be/SLQB-Y97bxk?t=2m39s Narak Saron – monkeys https://youtu.be/hSBE-yS5H3w?t=1m48s TWI/Granada Television – Hitler in Colour https://youtu.be/OEerqYY8N4U?t=3m34s Related Articles: Archaeologist confirms creation and the Bible (https://creation.com/archaeologist-confirms-creation-and-the-bible) Where does history begin? (https://creation.com/where-does-history-begin) Related Products: The Creation Answers Book (http://creation.com/s/10-2-505) Christianity for Skeptics (http://creation.com/s/10-2-585) Creation magazine (free sample copy) (http://creation.com/free-mag)
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Board of County Commissioners: Regular Meeting - 04.17.19
 
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Welcome to the Board of County Commissioners: Regular Meeting - 04.17.19 Click "SHOW MORE" to view the agenda as well as other information. [00:03:40] RECOGNITION -2019 Theodore Roosevelt Hillsborough Forever Conservation Award [00:21:40] PROCLAMATION-April is Child Abuse Prevention Month [00:29:30] COMMENDATION-2019 Hillsborough County Women's Hall of Fame [00:40:30] COMMENDATION-Tampa Bay Technical HS Girls Basketball Team [00:47:35] Changes to Agenda [00:52:10] Public Comments [01:36:34] Consent Agenda Approval [01:37:45] Item D-1: To Amend the Animal Services Fee Schedule Policy [01:38:23] Item D-2: Animal Control Ordinance [01:39:23] Item D-3: Creek Preserve Subdivision [01:40:32] Item D-4: Belmont Townhomes Parcel C Subdivision [01:42:00] Item F-10: Tampa Bay Estuary Program Director Ed Sherwood [01:50:33] Item F-4: Hillsborough County's State Legislative Program [02:09:33] Item F-6: 6th % Tourist Development Tax [02:33:50] Item F-2: Authorize a pilot cat rescue sterilization program [04:30:39] Item F-9: Pilot Awareness Training Program by the US Institute Against Human Trafficking [04:55:30] Item F-5: Institute of Applied Engineering [05:25:30] Item E-1: Martine Collier, Executive Director, Arts Council of Hillsborough County [05:37:30] Item F-11: Little Manatee South area [05:44:30] Item F-12: New Interstate 75 interchange affecting the Little Manatee South Community [05:48:30] Item B-1: Approve a Funding Agreement with Florida Housing Coalition, Inc [05:51:30] Item B-2: Approve Board of County Commissioners' Rules of Order [06:26:30] Item B-3: Hillsborough County Budget Development Process Study Report [06:28:30] Item B-4: Approve the East 131st Avenue Improvements Project [06:32:30] Item B-5: Allocating up to $75,000 to Housing First Steps Forward, Inc [06:33:30] Item B-6: Realign Public Utilities Department FY 2019 Capital Improvement Program [06:34:30] Item C-1: Presentation on the Reorganization of the County Administrator's Office FY 2019 [06:49:30] Item C-2: Presentation to the BOCC on the FY 20 - 21 Budget Process. [07:22:30] Item F-1: Arts Council of Hillsborough County [07:24:30] Item F-3: Policy for BOCC consideration [07:38:30] Item F-7: Zero Tolerance for Human Trafficking [07:47:30] Item F-8: Health in All Policies Resolution [07:50:30] Item G-1: To address hourly lodging rentals in an effort to curtail human trafficking [07:52:30] Item G-2: Report from the Department of Head Start/Early Head Start [07:54:30] Item G-3: Naming a playground at All People's Life Center for Becki Forsell [07:56:30] Item G-4: Receive a report on residential solid waste collection services [08:01:30] Future Items [08:04:30] Public Comments
Annual Conference 2017 - Tuesday Morning
 
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Full coverage of all activity from conference floor from Tuesday morning. Watch all the action from Conference floor, as it happens - http://www.labour.org.uk Subscribe to our channel – http://bit.ly/1EE0m0n Join our growing movement today ↓ Join the Labour Party – https://join.labour.org.uk Like us on Facebook – https://facebook.com/labourparty Follow us on Twitter – https://twitter.com/uklabour
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Auburn Coach Wife Kristi Malzahn Agrees with Match & eHarmony: Men are Jerks
 
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My advice is this: Settle! That's right. Don't worry about passion or intense connection. Don't nix a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling "Bravo!" in movie theaters. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastructure in place to have a family, settling is the way to go. Based on my observations, in fact, settling will probably make you happier in the long run, since many of those who marry with great expectations become more disillusioned with each passing year. (It's hard to maintain that level of zing when the conversation morphs into discussions about who's changing the diapers or balancing the checkbook.) Obviously, I wasn't always an advocate of settling. In fact, it took not settling to make me realize that settling is the better option, and even though settling is a rampant phenomenon, talking about it in a positive light makes people profoundly uncomfortable. Whenever I make the case for settling, people look at me with creased brows of disapproval or frowns of disappointment, the way a child might look at an older sibling who just informed her that Jerry's Kids aren't going to walk, even if you send them money. It's not only politically incorrect to get behind settling, it's downright un-American. Our culture tells us to keep our eyes on the prize (while our mothers, who know better, tell us not to be so picky), and the theme of holding out for true love (whatever that is—look at the divorce rate) permeates our collective mentality. Even situation comedies, starting in the 1970s with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and going all the way to Friends, feature endearing single women in the dating trenches, and there's supposed to be something romantic and even heroic about their search for true love. Of course, the crucial difference is that, whereas the earlier series begins after Mary has been jilted by her fiancé, the more modern-day Friends opens as Rachel Green leaves her nice-guy orthodontist fiancé at the altar simply because she isn't feeling it. But either way, in episode after episode, as both women continue to be unlucky in love, settling starts to look pretty darn appealing. Mary is supposed to be contentedly independent and fulfilled by her newsroom family, but in fact her life seems lonely. Are we to assume that at the end of the series, Mary, by then in her late 30s, found her soul mate after the lights in the newsroom went out and her work family was disbanded? If her experience was anything like mine or that of my single friends, it's unlikely. And while Rachel and her supposed soul mate, Ross, finally get together (for the umpteenth time) in the finale of Friends, do we feel confident that she'll be happier with Ross than she would have been had she settled down with Barry, the orthodontist, 10 years earlier? She and Ross have passion but have never had long-term stability, and the fireworks she experiences with him but not with Barry might actually turn out to be a liability, given how many times their relationship has already gone up in flames. It's equally questionable whether Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, who cheated on her kindhearted and generous boyfriend, Aidan, only to end up with the more exciting but self-absorbed Mr. Big, will be better off in the framework of marriage and family. (Some time after the breakup, when Carrie ran into Aidan on the street, he was carrying his infant in a Baby Björn. Can anyone imagine Mr. Big walking around with a Björn?)
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Acoustic Bliss 17/8  - The Late Show
 
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BRRRR ! As icy weather overtakes us here, the celtic blood still runs hot here - Celtic Connections is well underway in Glasgow and tonight we make some of our own as we welcome & feature a trio who are playing the Danny Kyle stage this weekend - from Cornwall ...Kris Lannen, composer & songwriter on guitar and vocals, Lizzie Pridmore and her haunting fiddle (and award winning bass player David Bowden from Glasgow Kris' song-writing could be said to be mining the rich veins of inspirational ore that course through his now home turf of Cornwall where he adds a sense of his own ties to the region and especially its deep Celtic heritage. His last band, The Grenaways, won Kan Rag Kernow (Song For Cornwall) in 2017, with a song Kris wrote called, Ster Kosel, which means, Quiet Stars, in the Cornish language. The Grenaways have also toured extensively around the UK and Ireland and represented Cornwall at the Interceltique Festival De Lorient in 2017. He recently formed, Brother Sea, a collaboration with the acclaimed Devon based folk duo, Harbottle & Jonas, and, Richard Trethewey, a prolific Cornish song-writer and multi-instrumentalist. They are touring Scotland together in March this year. https://www.facebook.com/brotherseamusic/ @brotherseamusic Lizzie Pridmore is an accomplished gigging fiddle player, who has brought together her love of folk music and the Cornish culture Lizzie is great at developing complex harmonies and has an ear for things that shouldn’t sound good, but do… http://www.lizziepridmore.com/ David Bowden is David Bowden is an award-winning bass player and composer based in Glasgow, working primarily in the field of jazz and contemporary improvised music. Originally from London, David moved to Glasgow in 2011 to study on the Jazz course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating with first class honours and the 2015 Yamaha Jazz Scholarship award. He has also spent time studying abroad in Amsterdam and Ghana. In February, David became BBC Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2017 and has led ensembles at the Glasgow Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Jazz festival and London Jazz Festival. https://www.davidbowdenmusic.com/what-we-do/ Acoustic Bliss is an open mic which welcomes players of all ages, abilities and genres .It is now in it's 13th year and over 700 different artists have shared their music with local audiences, and now a global one via the internet. Each week an original act is featured as well as a spot for everyone who turns up to play ...there are no plans, rehearsals soundchecks or running order.. in the true spirit of live music, each night is made by those who turn up... a bit of mayhem but a lot of heart and soul, No two nights are ever the same thanks to the fantastic musical community of Ayrshire on the West Coast of Scotland...and beyond... hosted & broadcast by Carol and Mark of Bailey Guitars, who make beautiful, hand crafted instruments in the rolling hills of South Ayrshire, Scotland ALL with renewable energy... ..their guitars really are Made to be Played www.news.baileyguitars.co.uk Read our fantastic blog -(BIG thanks Chloe McKee) https://seasidesunblog1.wordpress.com/ Special thanks to amazing couple Red Beard and LJ for taking some awesome photos over the last couple of years, https://www.facebook.com/james.gillespie.39794 and now to Lorraine T for her black & white classics (thanks to John Duffy for uploading...x) AND massive thanks to the inimitable Moyra Turner for creating Bliss social media & the gallery and keeping the messages coming..and also to Ruth Collie for helping our with pretty much everything when she can GuitarMaking ON-line Courses https://guitarmaking.co.uk/ Acoustic Bliss at the Twa Dugs is Carol & Mark - hosts, sound and cameras Moyra Turner - live online banter Chloe McKee Blogger and gin specialist Lorraine Kennedy - papparazzi Ruth Collie - invite/SM RedBeard & LJ putting in guest appearances Gemma & Caroline behind the bar xxx THANK YOU ALL
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Albanian resistance during World War II | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Albanian resistance during World War II Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= In Albania, World War II began with its invasion by Italy in April 1939. Fascist Italy set up Albania as its protectorate or puppet state. The resistance was largely carried out by Communist groups against the Italian (until 1943) and then German occupation in Albania. At first independent, the Communist groups united in the beginning of 1942, which ultimately led to the successful liberation of the country in 1944. The Center for Relief to Civilian Populations (Geneva) reported that Albania was one of the most devastated countries in Europe. 60,000 houses were destroyed and about 10% of the population was left homeless.
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Shopping chez SoapandtheCity : YEAHHHHHH !!!
 
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Suivez moi en plein Paris, au cœur d'un shopping bien-être exceptionnel dans un magasin aux multiples facettes : Soap and the City Plus d'infos sur la boutique SoapandtheCity : https://www.facebook.com/soapandthecity Site de vente en ligne : http://www.soapandthecity.com/ Article sur mon blog : http://www.emmymakeuppro.com/shopping-chez-soap-city/ Vous avez aimé ce shopping bien-être chez SoapandtheCity ? ♥ Cliquez sur J'AIME ♥ Ajoutez cette vidéo à vos FAVORIS et/ou partagez-là sur votre Facebook. ♥ Abonnez-vous à ma chaine maquillage (C'est gratuit !). ► Vous pouvez venir donner votre avis sur : ma page facebook : https://www.facebook.com/#!/EmmyMakeUpPro mon twitter : https://twitter.com/#!/EmmyMakeUpPro mon site officiel : http://www.emmymakeuppro.com/ N'hésitez pas !
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Calling All Cars: Disappearing Scar / Cinder Dick / The Man Who Lost His Face
 
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The radio show Calling All Cars hired LAPD radio dispacher Jesse Rosenquist to be the voice of the dispatcher. Rosenquist was already famous because home radios could tune into early police radio frequencies. As the first police radio dispatcher presented to the public ear, his was the voice that actors went to when called upon for a radio dispatcher role. The iconic television series Dragnet, with LAPD Detective Joe Friday as the primary character, was the first major media representation of the department. Real LAPD operations inspired Jack Webb to create the series and close cooperation with department officers let him make it as realistic as possible, including authentic police equipment and sound recording on-site at the police station. Due to Dragnet's popularity, LAPD Chief Parker "became, after J. Edgar Hoover, the most well known and respected law enforcement official in the nation". In the 1960s, when the LAPD under Chief Thomas Reddin expanded its community relations division and began efforts to reach out to the African-American community, Dragnet followed suit with more emphasis on internal affairs and community policing than solving crimes, the show's previous mainstay. Several prominent representations of the LAPD and its officers in television and film include Adam-12, Blue Streak, Blue Thunder, Boomtown, The Closer, Colors, Crash, Columbo, Dark Blue, Die Hard, End of Watch, Heat, Hollywood Homicide, Hunter, Internal Affairs, Jackie Brown, L.A. Confidential, Lakeview Terrace, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Life, Numb3rs, The Shield, Southland, Speed, Street Kings, SWAT, Training Day and the Lethal Weapon, Rush Hour and Terminator film series. The LAPD is also featured in the video games Midnight Club II, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, L.A. Noire and Call of Juarez: The Cartel. The LAPD has also been the subject of numerous novels. Elizabeth Linington used the department as her backdrop in three different series written under three different names, perhaps the most popular being those novel featuring Det. Lt. Luis Mendoza, who was introduced in the Edgar-nominated Case Pending. Joseph Wambaugh, the son of a Pittsburgh policeman, spent fourteen years in the department, using his background to write novels with authentic fictional depictions of life in the LAPD. Wambaugh also created the Emmy-winning TV anthology series Police Story. Wambaugh was also a major influence on James Ellroy, who wrote several novels about the Department set during the 1940s and 1950s, the most famous of which are probably The Black Dahlia, fictionalizing the LAPD's most famous "cold case", and L.A. Confidential, which was made into a film of the same name. Both the novel and the film chronicled mass-murder and corruption inside and outside the force during the Parker era. Critic Roger Ebert indicates that the film's characters (from the 1950s) "represent the choices ahead for the LAPD": assisting Hollywood limelight, aggressive policing with relaxed ethics, and a "straight arrow" approach. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAPD
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New Deal | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: New Deal Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms and regulations enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the United States between 1933 and 1936. It responded to needs for relief, reform and recovery from the Great Depression. Major federal programs included the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the Civil Works Administration (CWA), the Farm Security Administration (FSA), the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933 (NIRA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). They provided support for farmers, the unemployed, youth and the elderly. The New Deal included new constraints and safeguards on the banking industry and efforts to re-inflate the economy after prices had fallen sharply. New Deal programs included both laws passed by Congress as well as presidential executive orders during the first term of the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The programs focused on what historians refer to as the "3 Rs": relief for the unemployed and poor, recovery of the economy back to normal levels and reform of the financial system to prevent a repeat depression. The New Deal produced a political realignment, making the Democratic Party the majority (as well as the party that held the White House for seven out of the nine presidential terms from 1933 to 1969) with its base in liberal ideas, the South, traditional Democrats, big city machines and the newly empowered labor unions and ethnic minorities. The Republicans were split, with conservatives opposing the entire New Deal as hostile to business and economic growth and liberals in support. The realignment crystallized into the New Deal coalition that dominated presidential elections into the 1960s while the opposing conservative coalition largely controlled Congress in domestic affairs from 1937 to 1964.
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Strom Thurmond | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Strom Thurmond 00:03:20 1 Early life and education 00:05:06 2 Early career 00:07:18 2.1 World War II 00:08:14 2.2 Governor of South Carolina 00:09:38 2.3 Run for President 00:13:35 2.4 Early runs for Senate 00:15:07 3 Elected to the Senate and 1950s 00:19:22 3.1 iBrown v. Board of Education/i 00:20:31 4 1960s 00:22:23 4.1 Kennedy administration 00:28:14 4.2 Johnson administration 00:33:17 4.2.1 1964 presidential election and party switch 00:34:20 4.2.2 Supreme Court 00:38:00 4.2.3 1968 presidential election 00:40:58 4.2.4 1966 re-election campaign 00:41:43 5 1970s 00:46:31 5.1 Domestic policy 01:00:24 5.2 Foreign policy 01:06:23 5.3 Nixon resignation 01:08:40 5.4 Carter nominees 01:09:49 5.5 1978 re-election campaign 01:11:26 5.6 1980 presidential election 01:14:41 5.7 Post-1970 views regarding race 01:16:22 6 1980s 01:20:53 6.1 Domestic policy 01:29:50 6.2 Anti-crime and drug policies 01:34:08 6.3 Reagan nominees 01:38:13 6.4 Foreign policy 01:42:02 6.5 1984 re-election campaign 01:43:38 6.6 Antonin Scalia nomination 01:44:58 7 1990s and 2000s 01:48:18 7.1 1990 re-election campaign 01:48:59 7.2 Clarence Thomas nomination 01:50:18 7.3 Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee 01:53:12 7.4 1996 re-election campaign 01:54:05 7.5 Last term 01:57:44 8 Personal life 01:57:53 8.1 Marriages and children 02:00:26 8.2 First daughter 02:02:30 9 Death 02:03:10 10 Electoral history 02:03:20 11 Legacy 02:06:36 12 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= James Strom Thurmond Sr. (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) was an American politician who served for 48 years as a United States Senator from South Carolina. He ran for president in 1948 as the States Rights Democratic Party candidate, receiving 2.4% of the popular vote and 39 electoral votes. Thurmond represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 until 2003, at first as a Southern Democrat and, after 1964, as a Republican. A magnet for controversy during his nearly half-century Senate career, Thurmond switched parties because of his support for the conservatism of the Republican presidential candidate Senator Barry Goldwater. In the months before switching, he had "been critical of the Democratic Administration for ... enactment of the Civil Rights Law", while Goldwater "boasted of his opposition to the Civil Rights Act, and made it part of his platform." Thurmond left office as the only member of either chamber of Congress to reach the age of 100 while still in office, and as the oldest-serving and longest-serving senator in U.S. history (although he was later surpassed in the latter by Robert Byrd and Daniel Inouye). Thurmond holds the record as the longest-serving member of Congress to serve exclusively in the Senate. He is also the longest-serving Republican member of Congress in U.S. history. At 14 years, he was also the longest-serving Dean of the United States Senate in U.S. history. In opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957, he conducted the longest speaking filibuster ever by a lone senator, at 24 hours and 18 minutes in length, nonstop. In the 1960s, he opposed the civil rights legislation of 1964 and 1965 to end segregation and enforce the constitutional rights of African-American citizens, including basic suffrage. Despite being a pro-segregation Dixiecrat, he insisted he was not a racist, but was opposed to excessive federal authority, which he attributed to Communist agitators.Starting in the 1970s, he moderated his position on race, but continued to defend his early segregationist campaigns on the basis of states' rights in the context of Southern society at the time. He never fully renounced his earlier positions.Six months after Thurmond died at the age of 100 in 2003, his mixed-race, then 78-year-old daughter Essie Mae Washington-Williams (1925–2013) revealed he was her father. Her mother Carrie Butler (1909–1948) had been working as his family's maid, and was either 15 or 16 years old when a 22-year-old Thurmond ...
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