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Revolt in 2100

Revolt in 2100 is a 1953 science fiction collection by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, part of his Future History series; the contents are as follows: Foreword by Henry Kuttner, "The Innocent Eye" "If This Goes On—" "Coventry" "Misfit" Future History chart Afterword: "Concerning Stories Never Written"The short novel, "If This Goes On—", describes a rebellion against an American theocracy and thus served as the vehicle for Heinlein to criticise the authoritarian potential of Protestant Christian fundamentalism. The work is not an attack on religion in general, however, as he has a Mormon community take part in the anti-theocratic revolt. Heinlein rewrote the work for this appearance; the short stories, "Coventry" and "Misfit", describe the succeeding secular liberal society from the point of view of characters who reject it. Paperback editions have paired Revolt in 2100 with Methuselah's Children; the afterword describes three stories which describe the beginning of the theocracy and subsequent beginnings of rebellion against it.

"The Sound of His Wings" would have concerned a televangelist named Nehemiah Scudder who rides a populist, racist wave of support to the Presidency. "Eclipse" describes the subsequent collapse of American society with particular emphasis on the withdrawal from space travel by the new regime. "The Stone Pillow" offers the rise of the rebellion which the protagonists of "If This Goes On-" join. Internal evidence of the series conversations in Methuselah's Children and Time Enough For Love place the Scudder election in the year 2012; the character of Nehemiah Scudder, the "First Prophet" of the regime, appeared in Heinlein's first novel, For Us, The Living. He is used in Spider Robinson's Variable Star, a novel based on an outline of Heinlein's; the novel borrows liberally from Heinlein's Future History, although it does not follow its timeline. Reviewer Groff Conklin described the Shasta edition as "a classic" and the lead story as "a smashing tale of revolution in the United States." Boucher and McComas, described the collection as "mpressive in its time, important in the development of modern science fiction," but found it uneven, "with pages worthy of the mature 1954 Heinlein... followed by passages from the author's literary apprenticeship."

P. Schuyler Miller found Revolt in 2100 to be "a distinctly minor Heinlein contribution... way below the mark Heinlein has set himself in his recent teen-age books." Political ideas in science fiction Religious ideas in science fiction Chalker, Jack L.. The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 594. Revolt in 2100 title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database Revolt in 2100 at Open Library

Thomas Adam

Thomas Adam was a Church of England clergyman and religious writer. Adam was born at Leeds, West Yorkshire on 25 February 1701, his father was a town clerk of the Leeds Corporation. They had six children, he received his first education at Leeds Grammar School under an eminent master, Thomas Barnard. He proceeded to the university of Cambridge, entering Christ's College, he was speedily removed to Oxford, by the influence of its founder, Dr. Newton, he took the degree of B. A. but took no further degree on account of certain scruples imbibed from his friend Dr. Newton's book on ‘Pluralities.’ In 1724 he was presented, through the interest of an uncle, to the living of Wintringham, Lincolnshire. Being under age ecclesiastically, it was ‘held’ for a year for him. Here he remained over the long term of fifty-eight years, never wishing to change and resisting pressure put upon him to look higher, his income exceeded £200 per annum. He married daughter of the neighbouring vicar of Roxby, she died in 1760.

They had one daughter only. He died on 31 March 1784, in his 84th year, he is of the historical ‘Evangelical’ school, but his works are, with one exception common-place examples of the productions of his school. He published Practical Lectures on the Church Catechism' which ran to ten editions, his Posthumous Works and Paraphrase and Annotations on the Four Gospels, were reprinted. The work by which his memory is preserved is a selection from the Posthumous Works, entitled ‘Private Thoughts on Religion.’ These entries from his private diary, which were meant for no eyes but his own, bring before us - according to the Dictionary of National Biography - a man of no common power of analytic and speculative thought. With an intrepidity and integrity of self-scrutiny unexampled, he writes down problems started, questionings raised, conflicts gone through. Since their publication these ‘Private Thoughts’ have exercised a strange fascination over intellects at opposite poles. Coleridge's copy of the little volume —fortunately preserved in the British Library —remains to attest, by its abounding markings, the spell it laid upon him, while such men as Bishop Heber, Dr. Thomas Chalmers, John Stuart Mill, others, have paid tribute to the searching power of the ‘thoughts.’ These ‘Private Thoughts’ are well known in the United States, have been translated into Welsh and several European and Eastern languages.

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Adam, Thomas". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. By Thomas Adam: Private thoughts on religion, 1824 edition with essay by Daniel Wilson The Works of the Rev. Thomas Adam, volume I, 1822 edition The Works of the Rev. Thomas Adam, volume III, 1822 edition An exposition of the four Gospels, volume II, 1827 edition

Encamp

Encamp is one of the parishes of Andorra, located on the Valira d'Orient river. It is the name of the main town in the parish. Other settlements include El Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig, el Tremat, la Mosquera and Les Bons; as of 2004, it has about 11,800 inhabitants. The center of the municipality lies 1,300 metres above sea level; the highest mountain in the parish is Pic dels Pessons. Radio Andorra operated a transmitter at Lake Engolasters in Encamp from 7 August 1939 until 9 April 1981; the antenna still exists at an elevation of 1,600 metres. The economy of the parish is based on its tourism industry skiing and hiking. There is retail industry in the town of Encamp. There is a hydroelectric power station. A road tunnel is being built between Anyós in the neighbouring parish of La Massana. A cable car used to connect the town with Engolasters Lake. However, a 2-stretch funitel built on 1998 connects Encamp with a ridge at 2.500 m within Grandvalira ski resort, thus assuring a lift+ski link with El Pas de la Casa and the rest of the domain.

The Spanish international primary school Escuela Española de la Vall d'Orient is located in Encamp. Josep Carles Laínez is a Spanish writer, has a home in Encamp Verònica Canals i Riba is the current Minister of Tourism Media related to Encamp at Wikimedia Commons Encamp at the Encyclopædia Britannica Encamp photos

Baadrayal

Baadrayal or Badhrayal is a village in Gangapur City, Sawai Madhopur district in the state of Rajasthan, India. Baadrayal is located near to the main railway line from Delhi to Mumbai, accessed via Kota on the rail path from New Delhi; the majority of the region's population settled throughout the Mehar Meena community. The nearest airport is Sanganer Airport in Jaipur and the nearest railway station is Shri Mahabirji railway station and Khandip railway station. Most of the area in the village is agricultural field; the whole village is dependent on ground water, as its only source of water. The village is known in nearby areas for Dhuni; the nearby villages are Rendayal, Mohcha Ka Pura, Nayagaon. Most of the resources are Deep Tubewells. Village is the part of chambal sawaimadhopur nadauti project sawaimadhopur baler schemes

Bloggingheads.tv

Bloggingheads.tv is a political, world events and science video blog discussion site in which the participants take part in an active back and forth conversation via webcam, broadcast online to viewers. The site was started by the journalist and author Robert Wright and the blogger and journalist Mickey Kaus on November 1, 2005. Kaus has since dropped out of operational duties of the site as he didn't want his frequent linking to be seen as a conflict of interest. Most of the earlier discussions posted to the site involved one or both of those individuals, but since has grown to include a total of over one thousand individual contributors journalists, scientists, well known political bloggers, other notable individuals. Unregistered users are able to view all of the videos which are contained on the site, while free registration is required to comment on the individual discussions, or participate in the forums. Bloggingheads discussions are conducted via webcam between two people, can be viewed online in Flash format, or downloaded as WMV video files, MP4 video files, or MP3 sound files.

New diavlogs are posted daily, are all archived for future viewing. The diavlogs are broken up into a series of topics and subtopics a few minutes in length, links to which are placed below the video window to allow viewers to navigate to a given topic if they do not wish to view the whole discussion. Most of the discussions posted to Bloggingheads.tv involve well known journalists, science writers, philosophers, book authors, or other specialists in segments of current world events. Many of the discussions are of a political nature or are related to the current political environment; those with differing points of view are matched against one another. Diavlogs involving guests appearing for the first time take the form of an interview, more than that of a discussion, with a longtime Bloggingheads contributor playing the role of interviewer. Although most episodes and matchups do not occur on any kind of a regular basis, there are a few notable exceptions to this. There is a frequent diavlog matchup between the two co-founders of Bloggingheads.tv, Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus related to politics in some form, that occurs on either Wednesday or Thursday.

While some of the other diavloggers are matched against each other there is not a scheduled time at which they take place. "Science Saturday" was the name given to the weekly episode appearing on Saturday, always science related. Its last episode was released on December 24, 2011, it involved either one or both of the science writers John Horgan and George Johnson. Many well-known people in the science community were a part of Science Saturday, including Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine, biologist PZ Myers, Craig Venter of the Human Genome Project, aging researcher and biogerentologist Aubrey de Grey, philosopher David Chalmers, among many others. However, in September 2009, four high-profile science bloggers who had participated in Bloggingheads.tv discussions publicly distanced themselves from the site and stated they would no longer agree to appear in Bloggingheads.tv segments. The scientists – Sean Carroll, Carl Zimmer, Phil Plait and PZ Myers – all criticized what they claimed was a policy by Bloggingheads.tv to provide a platform for the anti-scientific ideology, Creationism without an opposing point of view for balance.

PZ Myers said: " was setting up crackpots with softball interviews that made them look reasonable, because their peculiar ideas were never confronted." "The Week in Blog" was a weekly segment which appeared on the site on Fridays. Its last episode was released on March 7, 2012; the format was to discuss what has showed up on the past week on both liberal and conservative blogs, from both a liberal and conservative viewpoint. The three regular hosts of "TWIB" were Bill Scher of Liberal Oasis, Kristin Soltis of the Winston Group, Matt Lewis of The Daily Caller. Original host Conn Carroll of The Heritage Foundation stepped aside in early 2009. Guests who appeared on the show are Armando Llorens, Amanda Carpenter, Nate Silver among many others. On November 1, 2005, the site launched, with Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus as the only two initial participants in the video discussions; the site has since featured more than one thousand other diavloggers. On October 18, 2006, a site redesign was launched, with a revised home page and improved functionality: ability to comment on diavlogs was added, to participate in forum discussions.

In January 2007, it was announced that cable TV pioneer and C-SPAN founding chairman Bob Rosencrans, with a loose network of others, would become an angel investor of Bloggingheads.tv. The infusion of cash kicked off a dramatic expansion of the site's content, a corresponding growth in viewers. On March 24, 2007, in a diavlog between Garance Franke-Ruta and Ann Althouse, Althouse became quite animated and angry over a comment Franke-Ruta made referred to as an on-air "meltdown" by some; this led to many blog posts and news stories in the following days on both the initial controversy and Althouse's on air behavior. On October 13, 2007, a conversion to Flash format from the initial Windows Media format took place. On October 24, 2007, Bloggingheads.tv entered into a relationship with The New York Times, whereby selected video segments from

Bracknell (UK Parliament constituency)

Bracknell is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament. It was created for the 1997 general election, replacing the abolished county constituency of East Berkshire. From creation in 1997 until 2010, Bracknell's MP was Andrew MacKay of the Conservative Party, who represented the old seat of East Berkshire from 1983. On 14 May 2009, he resigned from his position as parliamentary aide to David Cameron in the wake of a major scandal over his Parliamentary expenses. MacKay and his wife, fellow Tory MP Julie Kirkbride, had wrongfully claimed over £250,000 from the taxpayer for mortgage payments for second homes, in a case of so-called'double-dipping', they wrongfully claimed for each other's travel costs. At a hastily called meeting with his constituents in Bracknell to explain the "unacceptable" expenses claims, Mr MacKay was jeered and called a "thieving toad". A video of the angry meeting was leaked to the press and, after an urgent phone call from David Cameron the next day, MacKay agreed to stand down at the 2010 general election.

The Conservative Party chose Phillip Lee, a general practitioner, as its new candidate in an American-style open primary, involving seven candidates including Rory Stewart and Iain Dale in a contest open to all registered Bracknell voters. 2010 electionLee went on to become the next MP in an election which saw the share of the vote for the Labour Party fall by 11.1%. The Liberal Democrats saw the biggest rise in support of all the parties, overtaking Labour to gain second place behind the Conservative Party. UKIP saw a slight rise in support to 4.4% of the vote. The 2010 election saw for the first time the Green Party and British National Party vying for the seat. 2017 electionLee held his seat at the 2017 general election. He gained 3.1% of votes, but Labour increased its share by 13.3%. Lee received Paul Bidwell in second place had 16,866 votes. 1997–2010: The Borough of Bracknell Forest wards of Binfield, Central Sandhurst, College Town, Garth, Great Hollands North, Great Hollands South, Harmanswater, Little Sandhurst, Old Bracknell, Priestwood and Wildridings, the District of Wokingham wards of Finchampstead North, Finchampstead South, Wokingham Without.

The Borough of Bracknell wards had formed the majority of the abolished County Constituency of East Berkshire. The two Finchampstead wards were transferred from Reading East, the ward of Wokingham Without was transferred from Wokingham. 2010–present: The Borough of Bracknell Forest wards of Bullbrook, Central Sandhurst, College Town, Crown Wood, Great Hollands North, Great Hollands South, Harmanswater, Little Sandhurst and Wellington, Old Bracknell, Owlsmoor and Garth, Wildridings and Central, the District of Wokingham wards of Finchampstead North, Finchampstead South, Wokingham Without. Northern parts, including Binfield, were transferred to Windsor. Bracknell is based around the town of the Bracknell Forest authority, it is bordered by the constituencies of Wokingham, Windsor, Surrey Heath and North East Hampshire. The Boundary Commission for England submitted their final proposals in respect of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies in September 2018 which would reduce the total number of MPs from 650 to 600.

Although the proposals were laid before Parliament they were not brought forward by the Government for approval. Accordingly, they will not come into effect for the general election due to take place on 12 December 2019, which will be contested using the constituency boundaries in place since 2010; the Commission proposed. List of Parliamentary constituencies in Berkshire Notes References nomis Constituency Profile for Bracknell — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics