Book Review Time To Lie by Phil Taylor

phile taylor a time to kill read booksHave you ever wanted a future version of yourself but that it could come back and be a force working against you? Time to Lie by Phil Taylor is a thought provoking novel to show you how your truth is I just a lie chosen to believe and everyone has this choice.  The book starts out when the main character is Landon a man who is rushing to run down the stairs to catch his first kiss with a girl, but the first kiss is just looking with his eyes.  Landon will get the opportunity to studying physics in college under a renowned professor.  Landon misses the bus ride.  He has two friends in college and loves the college life of independence.  His father was a firefighter and has passed away whom Landon misses.  Doctor Kuroda plays a role in Landon’s life and at the first meeting Kuroda hands Landon a worn card first edition of Joe Namath rookie card, it was just like the one his dad gave him on his tenth birthday, the one he thought was in his wallet, which he would for years pull it out and reminisce about his father and his love of the JETS team. How did that happen?  I think that this is where the reader wants to keep reading!  It was interesting to learn that Landon has Asperger a which is a syndrome that is on the high functioning end of the spectrum. Affected children and adults have difficulty with social interactions and exhibit a restricted range of interests and/or repetitive actions. Therefore Landon, I believe is a geeky nerd type of personality which others judged him. This was a unique take on the “time traveling” concept, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Book Review by Jackie Paulson @ 2017 All Rights Reserved
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5 Reasons Veterans Should Not Support Donald Trump

SOURCE: Constantine, J. (2016). 5 Reasons not to listen to Donald Trump. Time. [online] Available at: http://time.com/4489574/veterans-donald-trump/ [Accessed 18 Nov. 2017].

5 Reasons Veterans Should Not Support Donald Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a Purple Heart, given to him by veteran Louis Dorfman, during a campaign event at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, Va., on Aug. 2, 2016.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a Purple Heart, given to him by veteran Louis Dorfman, during a campaign event at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, Va., on Aug. 2, 2016.

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By Justin Constantine 

September 15, 2016

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Justin Constantine is a leadership consultant, entrepreneur, Fellow with the Truman National Security Project, a Presidential Leadership Scholar, White House Champion of Change and the author of My Battlefield, Your Office

As a Marine officer, I learned to embrace diversity, follow the chain of command and listen to experts. As a Purple Heart recipient, I came to value the importance of dignity and respect, especially when it comes to those who have sacrificed. Those values lead me to an inescapable conclusion: military veterans should think long and hard before voting for Donald Trump.

Veterans could prove decisive in this election. Currently, the Republican nominee enjoys less support among veterans than John McCain and Mitt Romney did at this point in their campaigns. John Noonan, national security adviser for Romney said: “Trump will have to over-perform with veterans to overcome his deficiencies with Hispanics, African-Americans, women, and college-educated whites.”

Here are five reasons why I think veterans shouldn’t support Trump.

1. His personal record and public comments make a mockery of our military service.

Trump deferred the draft for the Vietnam War four times while in college. When he graduated in the spring of 1968, earning his eligibility to be drafted and sent to Vietnam, he received a diagnosis of bone spurs in his heels, making him unfit to serve. Trump failed to mention his medical deferment when he asked by ABC Newslast July.

Trump has also said that avoiding contracting a sexually transmitted disease was his own “personal Vietnam,” that Senator John McCain was not a war hero and that he “always felt that [he] was in the military” because of his education at the New York Military Academy.

2. He knows nothing about sacrifice.

Trump crossed a red line when he chose to attack Gold Star parents who appeared at the Democratic National Convention. The Khans are a Muslim family, and although their son died in service to our country defending what we stand for, Trump took this opportunity to throw more red meat to his supporters. Trump summed up his faulty understanding of sacrifice when he said: “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures.”

3. He knows very little about our military and overarching national security apparatus.

Wall Street Journal reported last month that Trump refuses to read position papers. In a world of complex diplomatic relationships, nuclear weapons, competing national interests and deadly enemies, his inexperience could have severe consequences for our country. He also has publicly admired Vladimir Putin, claimed to know more about ISIS than the generals do and even said numerous times that President Obama was the founder of ISIS. Fifty of the most noted Republican national security experts dating back to President Nixon’s administration, including Michael Chertoff, Tom Ridge, John Negroponte and Michael Hayden recently signed an open letterexplaining why none of them will vote for Trump.

Trump displayed his ignorance of our military most obviously when he recently accepted a Purple Heart medal from Army Lieutenant Colonel Louis Dorfman and said: “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier.” All veterans should really stop and think about that response. When I was awarded my Purple Heart, given to those wounded or killed in action, the presenting officer said that it was a medal that nobody really wants, and he was right.

4. Trump does not provide straight answers based on serious thought.

There seems to be no issue on which Trump has not flip-flopped his opinion, including his position on gun control, his proposed ban on Muslims and his view on sending in U.S. troops to defeat ISIS. He also constantly says that he never supported the war in Iraq. As it turns out, professional fact checkers can find no such statement from Trump before the war, and, in fact, he told Howard Stern six months before the war started that he supported it.

5. He is no Ronald Reagan.

Many veterans supported President Reagan, and Trump has periodically likenedhimself to Reagan. Unlike Trump, when Reagan ran for president, he had a proven conservative track record after eight years as the governor of California, our nation’s most populous state; Trump has absolutely no public experience and a checkered private-sector career. Reagan was a great communicator and it was easy to understand his vision and how we could get there; Trump relies consistently on empty expressions devoid of meaning such as “I will be so good at the military that your head will spin.”

I understand that many veterans do not like Hillary Clinton because of her involvement in the Benghazi tragedy and her email scandal. The tragic deaths in Benghazi are terribly sad, but I hope voters make their opinions based on the findings of the recently released House Republican committee report that did not blame Clinton and actually highlighted critical failures by our military. And Clinton’s server issues are disturbing to me, especially after working in the intelligence community for several years. But her faults pale in the face of Trump’s complete lack of understanding of our military and our national security.

http://time.com/4489574/veterans-donald-trump/

Life After Heaven by Steven R. Musick Book Review

 

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Life After Heaven by Steven R. Musick

Mark Twain wrote, “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.”  Do you ever wish you knew what it’s like for people to die, go to heaven and be sent back by God?  This is a true story written by Steven R. Musick.  I was impressed by how he shows God is at work in the world.  What you will learn is the secret of bringing heaven to earth in your everyday world, and how to nurture a relationship with God so real and intimate that you’ll feel his nearness as strongly as Steve did.  I was given this book from blogging for books for an unbiased review.  @ 2017 Jackie Paulson

How to make time to read by Jeyran Main Guest Post

 

Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, book editor, book promoter and a freelance book translator. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and works.

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How to make time to read?

 

I have been asked numerous amount of times regarding my reading habits and how I get to read so many books and still manage to juggle everything else in my life.

 

Reading induces creativity and helps you mature your conception regarding complex problems. You grow intellectually and at the same time it comforts you in so many ways, which you may have never experienced.

 

Studies have shown that every year the average number of books being read in the United States decreases. This I believe is due to the hectic lifestyles we are modernizing into. Making time for such a rewarding thing, in my opinion, is crucial for your mental stability, growth and mood. Hence, I am going to share my secrets on how I read so many books a year with you, for it is just as beneficial as exercising every day.

 

Secret Number One: Set a goal when you start

 

When you start to read a book. Pick how many pages you wish to indulge in before setting it aside. For instance, promise yourself that no matter what, you will read 50 pages before you get up to do anything else.

 

You can increase the amount of pages, as you become a more regular reader.

 

Secret Number Two: Practice Speed Reading

 

This is a technique that is taught and is very effective. Speed-reading is especially beneficial if you are in university and you have piles of books (over 300 pages) you need to read in a short amount of time.

 

These techniques include things like reading in-group words instead of word by word or forcing your eyes to move faster by using a ruler or pen across the page.

 

Secret Number Three: Read before you sleep

 

Reading before you sleep relaxes you and tires your eyes in assisting you to sleep better. It allows you to put everything you have done aside during the day and just sweep you away into the world of which your book takes you into.

 

Next time you feel that you have no time to read, think again. You have more time than you think.

 

Written by Jeyran Main

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The Kindness Challenge Book Review

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The Kindness Challenge that takes 30 days is a great challenge for any spouse or relationship to test how you can sweep away your negative biases. The author introduces you to a host of people from around the world that she has tested  in her research to prove this challenge works.  The author addresses the denial most of us are in about how we treat other people. Just being kind to others will help change our culture.  This is a very inspirational book.  Thank you to “Blogging for Books” for my advanced copy for an unbiased review to be posted.  @ 2017  JACKIE PAUJLSON

Book Review of The Kind of Torts by John Grisham

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Can a drug which was tested on human subjects make them commit random and senseless killings?  Do pharmaceutical companies want to pay settlements to cover it up?

This couldn’t be more perfect to read as I am in college and learning all about legal issues.  This is one of my favorite authors now that I have read this legal and suspenseful book.  I was surprised how much I already knew in the legal issues with regarding how pharmaceutical company’s make bad drugs with so many side effects that it is easier to make the drugs and settle out of court and still make a profit for drugs that should not be given to consumers. D1.jpg

The Character of Clay Carter is very realistic!  The book opens with Clay being a Public Defender with a law degree working in Washington D.C. in a police department.  Yes, his pay being very poor, who would rather practice law at a much higher pay rate.

Clay is given a case to defend Tequila Watson, a man accused of a random street killing.  But to his surprise, he is visited by a mysterious man named Max Pace.  He wants to arrange a series of large pay-offs to a bad drug nicknamed “Tarvan.”

Tequila Watson and others are recovering drug addicts and were experimented on illegally by an unnamed pharmaceutical company.  This was a total page turner!  Pace pays Clay a lot of money to set up his own law firm to handle the victims.  Clay got enough money to specialize in the litigation of torts and he hired his friends who he knew could handle such a task in a fast manner.

Of course the book has a romance with a twist.

As fast as Clay earns the top ten highest paid lawyer in the country he later becomes reckless and is subject to investigations for various crimes, including insider trading.  In the end Clay is beaten up by men from Reedsburgh, which send him to the hospital.  He loses a huge case against Goffman and previous clients sue him.  To that end, Clay loses his wealth, his dreams, and flies to London on the private jet, to start a new life, with his girlfriend only to sell his jet to keep afloat financially in his future.  I would recommend this book to anyone with a passion to learn about law.  Of course this is a fast read and total entertainment.  @ 2017  Jackie Paulson

Book Review:The history of new innovations in modern Medicine by James Okun, MD and Evangelita Goodwell

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New thought and the threat to traditional Medicine
The history of new innovations in modern Medicine by James Okun, MD and Evangelita Goodwell

The history of Medicine includes the history of discoveries.  In this book, the author will give detailed information on the Dialysis machine, penicillin, the Foley Catheter, a new way of seeing the world, important and new innovation discoveries, as well as what these pioneer had in common as they came to discover the knowledge and tools those in medicine needed to prolong lived.

The reason I wanted to read this book is back in the day my real mom died of penicillin shot because she was allergic to it.  I also wanted to learn about cancer since my dad recently died of it.

If it were not for the inventions made by doctors in medicine many would have died in WW II.  The author would of become a Board Certified in Ophthalmology if it were not for his two types of disease that prevented him for obtaining it.  Who discovered Penicillin?  Dr. Alexander Fleming.  If it were not for the doctors the author would have died at a very young age from his diseases.  This is a book every American should hold in their hands, read, learn, and absorb.  This is my all-time favorite book in 2017!  @ 2017 Jackie Paulson