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Billy Martin

Alfred Manuel Martin Jr. called "Billy", was an American Major League Baseball second baseman and manager who, in addition to leading other teams, was five times the manager of the New York Yankees. First known as a scrappy infielder who made considerable contributions to the championship Yankee teams of the 1950s, he built a reputation as a manager who would make bad teams good, before being fired amid dysfunction. In each of his stints with the Yankees he managed them to winning records before being fired by team owner George Steinbrenner or resigning under fire amid a well-publicized scandal such as Martin's involvement in an alcohol-fueled fight. Martin was born in a working-class section of California, his skill as a baseball player gave him a route out of his home town. Signed by the Pacific Coast League Oakland Oaks, Martin learned much from Casey Stengel, the man who would manage him both in Oakland and in New York, enjoyed a close relationship with him. Martin's spectacular catch of a wind-blown Jackie Robinson popup late in Game Seven of the 1952 World Series saved that series for the Yankees, he was the hitting star of the 1953 World Series, earning the Most Valuable Player award in the Yankee victory.

He missed most of two seasons, 1954 and 1955, after being drafted into the Army, his abilities never returned. Martin bitterly resented being traded, did not speak to Stengel for years, a time during which Martin completed his playing career, appearing with a series of also-ran baseball teams; the last team for whom Martin played, the Minnesota Twins, gave him a job as a scout, he spent most of the 1960s with them, becoming a coach in 1965. After a successful managerial debut with the Twins' top minor league affiliate, the Denver Bears, Martin was made Twins manager in 1969, he was fired after the season. He was hired by a declining Detroit Tigers franchise in 1971, led the team to an American League East title in 1972 before being fired by the Tigers late in the 1973 season, he was hired by the Texas Rangers, turned them for a season into a winning team, but was fired amid conflict with ownership in 1975. He was immediately hired by the Yankees; as Yankee manager, Martin led the team to consecutive American League pennants in 1976 and 1977.

The 1977 season saw season-long conflict between Martin and Steinbrenner, as well as between the manager and Yankee slugger Reggie Jackson, including a near brawl between the two in the dugout on national television, but culminated in Martin's only world championship as a manager. He was forced to resign midway through the 1978 season after saying of Jackson and Steinbrenner, "one's a born liar, the other's convicted", he was fired at season's end by Steinbrenner. From 1980 to 1982, he managed the Oakland Athletics, earning a division title with an aggressive style of play known as "Billyball", but he was fired after the 1982 season, he was rehired by the Yankees, whom he managed three more times, each for a season or less and each ending in his firing by Steinbrenner. Martin died in an automobile accident in upstate New York on Christmas night, 1989, is fondly remembered by many Yankee fans. Alfred Manuel Martin Jr. was born on May 1928, in Berkeley, California. He was given his father's name.

Al Martin had been born in Kauai, the son of Portuguese immigrants, had moved to Oakland. Billy Martin's mother's birth name was Juvan Salvini, but she went by the first name Jenny for most of her life; the daughter of Italian immigrants who had lived in San Francisco, but who moved across the Bay about the time of the 1906 earthquake, she changed her last name, first when she married Donato Pisani around 1918, by whom she had a son, nicknamed Tudo, before the marriage broke up—Jenny claimed Donato was unfaithful. There is some doubt that Jenny and Al married, but they lived together as a wedded couple for a time, during which Billy Martin was born at his maternal grandmother's house in West Berkeley. Billy Martin acquired his name because his grandmother, who never mastered English, would croon bello over the baby, who only learned his birth name when a teacher used it at school; the Martin couple broke up soon after Billy was born, each accused the other of infidelity. In any event, Billy Martin would have no further contact with his father until he was in his thirties, the conflict between the parents left him with emotional wounds.

With Al Martin having returned to his native Hawaii, Jenny no longer used his name, either in conversation or as part of hers, before Billy's first birthday had met John "Jack" Downey, a laborer and jack-of-all-trades, whom she married in late 1929, whose name she took for herself, but not for her sons. Billy Martin called his stepfather a "great guy". Jenny always regretted. Billy was an indifferent student once he started school, from the age of about 12, was in trouble with teachers or the principal, his unusual home situation, his small size and large nose, his residence in poverty-stricken West Berkeley caused other children to mock him, leadin


Alphapets is a series of children's books by Ruth Lerner Perle, Deborah Colvin Borgo, Judy Blankenship and Richard Max Kolding. They are similar to the Sweet Pickles books in that each letter of the alphabet is represented in a separate book with an animal representing each letter; each story was filled with words and objects that begin with the letter of the alphabet featured in that book. A special word page at the end of each book provided extra practice in identifying letters and words; the series was published in the early 1990s. Each story followed a similar formula in that each animal has a distinct personality trait; this trait was used to impart a moral lesson to the reader. For example, in Justin's Just Joking, Justin is always playing jokes on his friends, making them feel sad. At the end of the book, Justin's friends play a joke on him to make him understand how much his jokes hurt; these books are appropriate for beginning readers of all ages. Aa - Albert the Absent-minded Alligator Bb - Bradley the Brave Bear Cc - Connie the Cuddly Cat Dd - Delilah the Demanding Duck Ee - Emmy the Exaggerating Elephant Ff - Fenton the Fearful Frog Gg - Gertie the Grungy Goat Hh - Herbie the Happy Hamster Ii - Ivy the Impatient Iguana Jj - Justin the Joking Jackal Kk - Katy the Kind Koala Ll - Lizzy the Lazy Lamb Mm - Monty the Mimicking Mouse Nn - Nelly the Naughty Newt Oo - Ollie the Obedient Ostrich Pp - Perry the Polite Porcupine Qq - Queenie the Quiet Quail Rr - Rupert the Resourceful Rhinoceros Ss - Sylvester the Stubborn Squirrel Tt - Tina the Truthful Tiger Uu - Una the Unhappy Unicorn Vv - Vinnie the Vocal Vulture Ww - Wendy the Wise Woodchuck Xx - Xavier the X-ploring Xenops Yy - Yori the Yucky Yak Zz - Ziggy the Zippy Zebra A - Albert's Special Day B - Bradley and The Great Swamp Mystery C - Connie, Come Home D - Delilah's Delightful Dream E - Emmy, You're The Greatest F - Fenton and the Magic Bag G - Gertie's Great Gifts H - Herbie's Happy Day I - Ivy Can't Wait J - Justin's Just Joking K - Katy's Surprise L - Lizzy at Last M - Monty See Monty Do N - Nelly, That's Not Nice O - Ollie's Folly P - Perry's Not So Perfect Day Q - Queenie's Secret R - Rupert to the Rescue S - Sylvester and the Sand Castle T - Tina Tells the Truth U - Una Cheers Us Up V - Vinnie Takes a Bow W - Wendy's Clubhouse X - Xavier and the Laughing Xoxos Y - Yori and Yetta Z - Ziggy and the Zig-Zag RaceThere are several additional "Take One Home Free" books, which complement the publications, Emmy the Elephant and Money Doesn't Grow on Trees.

Friendly Fascism (book)

Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America is a book written by Bertram Gross, American social scientist and professor of political science at Hunter College, published on June 1, 1980 by M. Evans & Company as a 419-page hardback book containing 440 quotations and sources; the book examines the history of fascism and, based on the growth of big business and big government, describes possible political scenarios for a future United States. According to a 1981 review in the journal Social Justice, the book is described as "timely" on a subject requiring serious consideration and is about the dangers of fascism, focusing on the United States, but being aware that monopoly capitalism needs to be understood internationally since capitalism "is not a national mode of production". In 2016, the book prompted the following response right after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States: "The next wave of fascists will not come with cattle cars and concentration camps, but they'll come with a smiley face and maybe a TV show.

That’s how the 21st-century fascists will take over". According to Jason Epstein, editor and book reviewer for The New York Review of Books, "Friendly Fascism reflects what seems to be a widespread feeling among liberals as well as conservatives that democracy in America has played itself out: that soon Americans won’t be able to govern themselves". According to Gaddis Smith, professor emeritus of history at Yale University and an expert on American foreign relations, the book is an "insightful lament over the growth of centralized power by business and government in alliance under the direction of faceless managers who are replacing democracy with a form of benevolent fascism". Writing on behalf of Eclectica Magazine, reviewer Dale Wharton comments that the book offers "faint hope of averting neofascism", but as a possible offset suggests raising aspirations, notably by "setting forth clear lofty goals, broad enough to embrace a great majority". Help may come from insiders since "bubbling upward from all levels of the Establishment are longings for fulfilling employment disconnected from consumer exploitation, environmental degradation, or militarism".

Reviewer Dennis Phillips notes in the Australian Journal of Law & Society that Gross wrote Friendly Fascism before Ronald Reagan had become President of the United States, but Reagan's United States, presumed in part to be a result of neofascist techniques described in the book, had "proven Bertram Gross to be an amazingly astute prophet. The evidence for this is stunning". According to a book review in the journal Social Justice by Gregory Shank of the Institute for the Study of Labor and Economic Crisis, "Friendly Fascism is written to alert readers to a clear and present danger in the current trajectory of American politics". More in 2016, the book prompted the following response from Michael Moore right after Donald Trump was elected President: "The next wave of fascists will not come with cattle cars and concentration camps, but they'll come with a smiley face and maybe a TV show. That’s how the 21st-century fascists will take over". Fascism has been perceived to be a last resort weapon of the privileged to ensure the maintenance of wage slavery: C.

W Mills. "The Structure of Power in American Society". British Journal of Socoiology. Vol. 9. No. 1. "The Doctrine of Fascism". Complete text of the essay "Dottrina". A translation of the Benito Mussolini "Doctrines" section of the "Fascism" entry in the 1932 edition of the Enciclopedia Italiana. From the publication Fascism: Doctrine and Institutions by Benito Mussolini, Ardita Publishers, Rome. Footnote numbers inserted in the text and a footnote appendix are found in this 1935 publication; the footnotes contain excerpts from his speeches. "Benito Mussolini: What is Fascism?". Video - Fascism in the USA


Jikawo is one of the woredas in the Gambela Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Nuer Zone, Jikawo is bordered on the south by the Anuak Zone, on the west by the Alwero River which separates it from Wentawo, on the north by the Baro River which separates it from South Sudan, on the east by Lare. Towns in Jikawo include Telut; the terrain in Jikawo consists of grasslands. According to the Atlas of the Ethiopian Rural Economy published by the Central Statistical Agency, around 10% of the woreda is forest. A notable landmark in Jikawo is Gambela National Park, which occupies an area south of the Baro on the eastern side of the woreda, covering about a third of its area; the economy of Jikawo is predominantly agricultural. There are no agricultural cooperatives, no documented roads, little other infrastructure. Along with Akobo, Jikawo becomes flooded during the rainy season, requiring the people to migrate to the highlands with their cattle until the waters recede. At the start of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Jikawo was part of the Administrative Zone 3.

Subsequently, between 2001 and 2007, Jikawo became part of the Nuer Zone. Prior to 2007, the eastern kebeles were split from this woreda to create Lare. On 14–15 April 2006 members of the Murle attacked the Pal Buol in Jikawo, 16 people were killed and 9 wounded; the attackers stole more than 500 head of cattle. A week the Murle made another raid in Jikawo, on Ngor village, in which 27 Nuer were killed and about 39 wounded, while 11 Murle were killed in the fighting. Based on the 2007 Census conducted by the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia, this woreda has a total population of 35,556, of whom 19,134 are men and 16,422 women. While 2,261 or 6.36% are urban inhabitants, a further 2,314 or 6.51% are pastoralists. A total of 5,864 households were counted in this woreda, which results in an average of 6.1 persons to a household, 5,723 housing units. The majority of the inhabitants said they were Protestant, with 84.11% of the population reporting they observed this belief, while 9.08% practiced traditional religions, 4.48% were Catholic, 1.71% of the population practised Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity.

According to the 1994 national census, the woreda's population was reported to be 42,925 in 7,746 households, of whom 22,260 were men and 20,665 women. The two largest ethnic groups in Jikawo were the Nuer, the Anuak. Nuer is spoken as a first language by 98.08%, Anuak by 1.88%. The majority of the inhabitants said they were Protestant, with 56.25% of the population reporting they held that belief, while 19.04% practiced traditional religions, 4.37% professed Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity

Dream Hunter Rem

Dream Hunter Rem is an anime OVA series released from 1985 to 1992. Rem Ayanokōji is a "dream hunter", a person capable of entering the dreams of sleeping people and fighting the demons causing nightmares; the stories have their base in supernatural and standard horror, with action scenes and mystery thrown in. The first episode was released as a hentai OVA which contained a few pornographic scenes. Due to high popularity, the production team decided to release subsequent videos in the non-hentai anime market; the first video was re-released as "Special Version", removing all pornographic scenes and adding a new episode. Rem Ayanokōji Voiced by: Naoko Matsui While appearing to be a typical junior high school age girl, Rem's age is unclear and her family situation unknown, she never discusses these matters. Rem has the psychic ability to enter the dreams of other individuals, she is a descendant of a long line of people with the ability to be "Dream Guardians," those who hunt down the demons who try to steal the life force of humans by invading their dreams.

She makes her living as a private detective investigating supernatural matters. Her headquarters, the Ayanokōji Detective Agency, is located on a side street off Aoyama in Tokyo; as her investigations are limited to supernatural and bizarre phenomenon, her advertising is limited to word of mouth from grateful clients. Alpha Voiced by: Masumi Gotō and Sanae Miyuki Rem's pet kitten, who acts as support by transforming into a large wild cat during confrontations with Rem's opponents. Beta Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta Rem's pet puppy, who acts as support by transforming into a large wild dog when needed. Beta has the ability to track spirits. Enkō Voiced by: Show Hayami A mysterious ascetic monk who, while unable to enter dreams and confront dream demons there, he is able to offer strong assistance when Rem is fighting outside the dream world, he has powerful abilities due to his strong faith. In the real world, he is able to use powerful martial arts techniques in order to fight the demons in their true form.

He has strong feelings of love toward Rem. Detective Junichirō Sakaki Voiced by: Kenji Utsumi An inspector from police headquarters, he became acquainted with Rem during a demon nightmare incident involving his daughter Yukari. While he was decorated for meritorious service during the incident, he has come to think of himself as incompetent and been involved in many bizarre occurrences. Umimaru Kidō Voiced by: Shūichi Ikeda A dedicated student of psychology, assistant professor at Genjōsai University, Kidō is a computer expert, he has strong romantic feelings toward Rem, battles Enkō for her attention. Dr. Shinigami / Mephisto Voiced by: Tamio Ōki His real name is Shimura, he has the same Dream Guardian ancestors as Rem. However, he uses his power in order to murder people in their dreams. Tokiko Ozu Voiced by: Kazuko YanagaSaeko Asuka Voiced by: Masako KatsukiYōko Takamiya Voiced by: Sumi ShimamotoKyōko Takamiya Voiced by: Sumi Shimamoto and Kei TomiyamaKyoko is Yoko's twin sister, Yoko states Kyoko was mature and outgoing, unlike her.

Kyoko fought back against Saeko, Yoko told her. Everyone began to hate Kyoko, Yumi and Akane bullied Kyoko. Saeko punished Kyoko with a locked her in a room in the Clock Tower. Akemi Katsuragi Voiced by: Miki TakahashiElizabeth Voiced by: Emi ShinoharaSources: Dream Hunter Rem 0. Dream Hunter Rem Dream Hunter Rem Special Version: Sanmu! Yomigaeru Shinigami Hakase Dream Hunter Rem II: Seibishinjo Gakuen no Yōmu Dream Hunter Rem III: Yumegakushi, Kubinashi Musha Densetsu New Dream Hunter RemNew Dream Hunter Rem: Yume no Kishi-tachi New Dream Hunter Rem: Massacre in the Phantasmic Labyrinth Dream Hunter Rem Original Soundtrack: Special Dream Hunter Rem: Dennō Kūiki no Meiro Dream Hunter Rem: Minami Azabu Mahō Club New Dream Hunter Rem Image Album: Yume no Kishi-tachi New Dream Hunter Rem Voice Movie: Yume no Kishi-tachi New Dream Hunter Rem: Sōtō no Mercedes New Dream Hunter Rem Voice Movie: Massacre in the Phantasmic Labyrinth Dream Hunter Rem DVD-BOX 1 Dream Hunter Rem DVD-BOX 2 Dream Hunter Rem V: Yume Circus Bishōjo Jigokuhen Dream Hunter Rem: Floyd-jō Genmutan Dream Hunter Rem XX Dream Hunter Rem Alternative Party of Rem Fiesta of Rem Dream Hunter Rem I Dream Hunter Rem II Dream Hunter Rem III Dream Hunter Rem SP Additional release sources: Rem appears as a playable character in the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita simulation RPG, Super Heroine Chronicle.

Mujigen Hunter Fandora, a similar anime OVA trilogy released in the same year Dream Hunter