Institute for the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics - About - Joel van der Reijden Purpose The Institute for the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics is a project that ran from 2004 to 2013. It was a surprisingly successful attempt to analyze the various establishments of the western world and to see how they interact with both each other and national governments. ISGP has been a unique project for some of the following reasons: It put together a list of about 1,000 important privately-funded non-government institutes (NGOs) and the key persons who form an international "permanent establishment". In the recent past not even a dozen of these organizations were mentioned on one site or in one book, let alone studied to any significant degree. It published the first detailed articles on the Pilgrims Society and the 1001 Club, based on never before seen membership lists of both groups.
30+ Crazy Photographers Who Will Do ANYTHING For The Perfect Shot Getting the angle and perspective for a photo just right can sometimes be very tricky, but these crazy photographers don't mind – when it comes to taking the perfect shot, they will do whatever it takes. The acts of devotion to their craft that some of the world's best photographers perform can be truly outstanding. Wildlife photographers have spent weeks camped out in the wild, allowing animals to get accustomed to their presence so that they can get the rare or intimate glimpses at their lives that others only dream of.
Explore the Ancient Web! Under founding of denmark the picture of a statue is not gorm the old, but holger danske/ ogier the dane. Holger Danske is normally regarded as a Danish national symbol. He is first mentioned in literature as one of the French king Charlemagne’s warriors in La Chanson de Roland from around 1060. In this Chanson he is called Oger le Danois, his name being the only link to Denmark. In the later epos La Chevalerie d’Ogier de Danemarche (1200-1215) he is portrayed as the main character and is described as a son of the Danish king Gudfred (d. 810), an enemy of Charlemagne. This-n-That Thursday: How I Conquered My Fear of Research I have a confession. After years of focusing on writing contemporary romances and being totally convinced that I would never author a historical romance, I’m not only writing one—I’m loving it! How did this happen? You see, even though I’ve been drawn to reading historical fiction for years, the type of research that goes into writing a historical has always felt rather daunting.
NYPD: Muslim spying led to no leads, terror cases By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO Associated Press Posted: 08/20/2012 11:47:54 PM PDT0 Comments|Updated: about a year ago NEW YORK—In more than six years of spying on Muslim neighborhoods, eavesdropping on conversations and cataloguing mosques, the New York Police Department's secret Demographics Unit never generated a lead or triggered a terrorism investigation, the department acknowledged in court testimony unsealed late Monday. The Demographics Unit is at the heart of a police spying program, built with help from the CIA, which assembled databases on where Muslims lived, shopped, worked and prayed.
Eight Norwegian Photographers You Need to Follow The Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP) has released the latest issue of its biennial survey of the Scandinavian country’s contemporary documentary photography scene, showcasing the work of eight photographers. The publishers — photographers and photo editors Rune Eraker, Laara Matsen and Espen Rasmussen — combed through close to 100 applications and submissions to arrive at its final list of eight photographers, using funding from the Fritt Ord Foundation, a non-profit devoted to freedom of expression, to produce the high-quality book. “We look for strong voices,” Espen tells TIME, “and we also look for photographers who challenge the term ‘documentary photography’. Do they have a style, something to tell us, do they surprise us or challenge us?
maps home page Down to: 6th to 15th Centuries | 16th and 19th Centuries | 1901 to World War Two | 1946 to 21st Century The Ancient World ... index of places Aegean Region, to 300 BCE Tips for writing a historical romance novel - by Megan Hart Megan Hart's image for: "Tips for Writing a Historical Romance novel" Caption: Location: Image by: Tips for writing a historical romance novel The Chinese Art of the Crowd After viewing news photographs from China for years, one of my favorite visual themes is "large crowd formations." Whether the subject is military parades or world-record attempts, mass exercises or enormous performances, the images are frequently remarkable. The masses of people can look beautiful or intimidating, projecting a sense of strength and abundance. Individuals can become pixels in a huge painting, or points on a grid, or echoes of each other in identical uniforms or costumes. I've gathered some of these images below, taken around China over the past several years.
THE CHINESE RAILROAD MEN Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum © 2014 CPRR.org. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the User Agreement which permits personal use web viewing only; no copying; arbitration; no warranty. Tips on Organizing Your Research Last night, I had a marvelous dream. I went back in time five years and smacked 21-year-old me upside the head. Bewildered, young-me rubbed her head and said, “Ow! What was that for?” I answered, “Will you please organize your research?
Oversight of United States covert operations Since 1954, oversight of United States covert operations has been carried out by a series of sub-committees of the United States National Security Council. Oversight of United States covert operations NSC 5412/2 Special Group The NSC 5412/2 Special Group, often referred simply as the Special Group, was an initially secret, but later public, subcommittee of the United States National Security Council responsible for coordinating government covert operations. Presidential Directive NSC 5412/2, issued December 28, 1954, assigned responsibility for co-ordination of covert actions to representatives of the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, and the President respectively.