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Space Exploration and Commerce
 
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Download at http://wp.me/p1xl3X-3fS Dr. Joseph Resnick's résumé is nothing short of intimidating. A graduate of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Electromechanical Engineering School Apprentice Program and the University of Pittsburgh, he also holds a graduate degree in Earth and Space Health Systems Management, and was a NASA Scholar-in-Residence at the Military College of Vermont. Additionally, he holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies with concentration in bioremediation and biodefense from the Union Institute and University at Cincinnati. A monumental applied scientist and inventor, Dr. Joseph Resnick holds numerous US and foreign patents for what he calls "exotic technologies". Patent #5807724 allowed Dr. Resnick to "retire" in 1993, and led to the development of the BioBoom, BioSok, Micro-Sorbe, Poly-Sorbe, Oil-Buster, and PRP (Petroleum Remediation Product), now re-branded as KONTAK™. Dr. Joseph Resnick is the CEO and Chairman of RMANNCO, a specialist in product and process reformulation. Dr. Resnick also works in RMANNCO's Science and Technology Division as the Senior Chief Scientist for Microencapsulation Technologies, and oversees the Future Soldier Systems Division, the Vehicle Up-Armor and Visual Mitigation Division, the Earth & Space Biodefense Divisions, and the Materials Sciences R&D Laboratories. Dr. Resnick is a Life Member of the National Defense Industrial Organization and the founder of the National Anti-Terrorism Technology Development and Training Center and the National Eco-Counter Terrorism Institute. For the last thirty years, he has worked with NASA, HAARP, and other aerospace and defense organizations in the public and private sectors. Seven of his discoveries were showcased at NASA's Kennedy Space Center from 1985-1995, and he was featured in Techbriefs Magazine in 1994 for developing new bioremediation products to clean up oil spills. The avid environmentalist has been nominated for the Tyler Environmental Prize (2012-2014). In 2007, Dr. Joseph Resnick founded Vans For Vets, a non-profit corporation that provides handicap-equipped vehicles and watercraft, mobile homes, and mental health and outreach services to veterans and family members free of charge. Along with former guest Guy Cramer and Lt. Col. Timothy O'Neill, Ph.D., Dr. Resnick is a member of ROC, a North American team safeguarding the loophole in space law that allows individuals to hold mineral rights on moons and other planets. Dr. Resnick was structuring a new organization called the Universal Mineral Leases Registry (UMLR) when a group of predominant scientists proposed a parks project on Mars. Guy Cramer proposed that ROC obtain mineral rights to the specified regions through the UMLR before going public. ROC has acquired the mineral rights for Mars, designating the regions as "extraterrestrial nature preserves", as well as 8.9 million acres around the Apollo 11 Lunar landing site, currently designated as a "World Heritage Site". The ROC team holds mineral rights for 95% of the side of the moon facing Earth, the polar regions, and 50% of the far side of the moon. They plan to oversee the extraction of Helium-3 and other minerals for the advancement of space exploration, science, and energy production. Join us with Dr. Joseph Resnick for an out-of-this-world interview that touches on his extraordinary life and career.
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SpaceX and Blue Origin scrappy competitor Relativity Space’s giant leap for future space rockets!
 
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SpaceX and Blue Origin scrappy competitor Relativity Space just scored a crucial and historic launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida SpaceX and Blue Origin scrappy competitor Relativity Space’s giant leap for future Space rockets Relativity Space, an aerospace startup based in Los Angeles, has secured a historic home in Florida from which to launch its 3D-printed rockets — and the site is sandwiched among the company's biggest competitors SpaceX and Blue Origin. The company was founded in 2015 by Jordan Noone and Tim Ellis, two young defectors from more-established SpaceX and Blue Origin respectively. Relativity's big gamble is to use cutting-edge "Stargate" 3D-printing technology to simplify the construction of complex rocket parts and engines by about 100-fold. Relativity's first make-or-break goal is to build, test, and launch a 100-foot-tall orbital rocket that it calls Terran 1. But to prove Terran 1 works — not to mention Relativity's overall 3D-printing approach — the startup needs a place to launch the rocket. On Thursday, Relativity announced that it has won a competitive contract from the US Air Force to retrofit and exclusively use Launch Complex 16 (or LC-16) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. SpaceX has the rights to Launch Complex 40, located just north of Relativity's new site, and Blue Origin is leasing Launch Complexes 11, 36A, and 36B to the south. United Launch Alliance— a daughter company of Boeing and Lockheed Martin — also leases launch complexes in Cape Canaveral. If Relativity can successfully launch a Terran 1 rocket and send a payload to orbit within five years, it will get the chance to lease LC-16 for perhaps 20 years. In this video, Engineering Today will discuss about Relativity Space and its giant leap for future Space rockets with 3D-printed Aeon rocket engines. How a scrappy competitor to SpaceX and Blue Origin just scored a crucial and historic launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida? Let’s get started. A GIANT LEAP FOR RELATIVITY SPACE Depending on how each Terran 1 rocket is outfitted, SpaceX's larger, more powerful, and partly reusable Falcon cheaper per pound. But Ellis says, Terran 1 is just a starting point. "Relativity can capture several billion dollars' worth of payloads in that class." Relativity has already gotten a lot done since its founding in 2015. Stargate 3D-printing technology. Relativity is using the Mississippi site to test-fire its 3D-printed Aeon rocket engines. He added that the company has hired about a dozen senior leaders from other private space companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin. Not only that Relativity will launch rockets to orbit, but [the USAF] The Terran 1 vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station." TERRAN 1- 3D PRINTING AEON ENGINE Ellis is a 3D printing guru who worked for Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin space company on the BE-4 engine, which will power Blue Origin’s planned New Glenn rocket and United Launch Alliance’s next-generation Vulcan booster. Noone worked on the propulsion systems on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. VIDEO The Aeon engine that will power the Terran 1 rocket The Terran 1’s first stage for a total of nearly 140,000 pounds of thrust at liftoff. The Terran 1 will contain 100 times fewer parts with 3D printing. I feel like we’re Tesla plus SpaceX put together. I feel like we really have two products. One is the rocket, and the other is this totally new process for building rockets — the factory itself. Relativity has several managers with experience developing launch pads for other companies, including Chris Newton, a former SpaceX engineer who helped develop the Falcon 9 rocket’s launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and prepared pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center for Falcon launch operations. Another recent hire was Tim Buzza, who is advising Relativity Space after long stints at Boeing, SpaceX and Virgin Orbit. Buzza led teams that developed SpaceX’s Falcon 1 launch pad at Kwajalein Atoll and the Falcon 9’s Complex 40 launch pad at Cape Canaveral, and served as SpaceX’s vice president of launch. Conclusions Companies like Rocket Lab, which already has declared its commercial Electron rocket operational after three straight successful flights to low Earth orbit last year. Rocket Lab has flown all its missions. Virgin Orbit’s air-launched rocket could make its first orbital test Ellis said the Terran 1 rocket, which is one of the larger light-class launchers in development The company hopes to launch its first Terran 1 rocket by the end of 2020, then start launching a growing manifest of commercial and government satellites thereafter. When asked about SpaceX's recent 10% reduction in its workforce, Ellis hinted it may be helpful to Relativity Space. "We're getting flooded with applications," he said.
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EAGLE ROOST RANCH
 
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https://www.haydenoutdoors.com/land-for-sale/eagle-roost-ranch Featuring large herds of white-tailed and mule deer, abundant migratory and resident waterfowl, multiple flocks of wild turkey and excellent fishing on the Missouri River, the 2,154± acre Eagle Roost Ranch is among the richest, most diverse properties that we have had the privilege to represent. The Karl E Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1974 for the primary purpose of bald eagle conservation, borders the ranch on both the North and South sides. The ranch consists of 1854± acres deeded and approximately 300± acres of accretion land. The Missouri River flows for over 1.5 miles on the eastern border of the ranch and provides extensive riparian habitat. Other prominent water resources include a four-acre pond fed by a flowing artesian well, six smaller ponds, rural water, springs and wetlands. The property consists of approximately 500± acres of productive bottomland and timber flanked by broad, tree lined river breaks and a plateau elevated above the valley floor. The agricultural component of the ranch is leased to a local rancher who runs 200-225 cow/calf pairs on the property for approximately 5 months. The ranch has approximately 146± acres irrigated using a Valley center pivot irrigation system. Another 177± acres of alfalfa are sub-irrigated along the river bottom along with additional 90 acres of dryland crop. Now, the Eagle Roost Ranch is poised to be the foundation to build your dream and legacy. It is highly regarded for its privacy, careful management, extensive grazing resources and diverse wildlife populations. The property ranges in elevation from 1.250 feet at the lower end to 1700 feet on top and encompasses a variety of landforms, from cedar lined river breaks and high meadows to tree lined hay meadows with sweeping views of The Missouri River. Eagle Roost Ranch offers enticing possibilities for the discerning buyer seeking a wise investment or a beautiful place to call home with its stunning views. It offers the best of South Dakota recreation as well as an opportune ag investment. Dozens of species of songbirds native to the cottonwood-willow-dogwood habitat zone can be found on the refuge. During spring migration and nesting season, the woods seem ablaze with the striking colors as warblers, orioles, cardinals, grosbeaks and blue jays dart through the treetops. Each spring, well-known songsters such as brown thrashers, mockingbirds, meadowlarks and song sparrows fill the woods with nature's harmony. Acreage and Current Operation: The acreage consists of 1854± acres deeded and approximately 300± acres of accretion land. The property is presently rented through the 2019 season. A copy of the lease is available upon request. The agricultural component of the ranch is leased to a local rancher who runs 200-225 cow/calf pairs on the property for approximately 5 months. Water for livestock is supplied by 7 ponds and rural water piped to 4 tanks. The large four acre pond is fed by a flowing artesian well. The ranch has approximately 146± acres irrigated using a Valley center pivot irrigation system. The center pivot is an eight tower, 1336 foot long 1998 Valley with upgraded digital controls. Irrigation water is supplied by a 94 foot well with a static water level of 14 feet and pumps 1000 gallons per minute. Another 177± acres of alfalfa are sub-irrigated along the river bottom along with additional 90 acres of dryland crop. Climate: In Pickstown, average annual precipitation is 22.6 inches, with most of that falling between March and September. Winter days are generally sunny with the coldest month being January with an average high temperature of 30.2 degrees. Summers consist of warm days and cool evenings. Average high temperature in July is 87.8 degrees and the average low is 62.6. The growing season is approximately 141 days. Elevation at the Eagles Roost Ranch ranges from 1.250 feet to 1700 feet. Recreation: Lake Francis Case attracts more than 1 million visitors each year to its shores. Recreation opportunities around the lake include camping, fishing, hunting, boating, sailing, swimming, skiing, bird-watching and photography. Campgrounds managed by the State of South Dakota are located above and below Fort Randall Dam. Amenities include electricity, potable water, modern bathrooms, playground equipment, trailer dump stations and boat ramps. A select few campgrounds also have camping cabins available. Mineral Rights: Any mineral rights appurtenant to the property owned by the sellers will not transfer with the real estate.
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Andy Weir: "Artemis and The Martian" | Talks at Google
 
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ANDY WEIR built a career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, THE MARTIAN, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full time. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California. Moderated by Jason Gessner.
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Penalty For Illegal Mining In Odisha To Be Decided Today
 
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Words at War: Mother America / Log Book / The Ninth Commandment
 
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On 1 September 1939, Germany and Slovakia—a client state in 1939—attacked Poland.[46] On 3 September France and Britain, followed by the countries of the Commonwealth,[47] declared war on Germany but provided little support to Poland other than a small French attack into the Saarland.[48] Britain and France also began a naval blockade of Germany on 3 September which aimed to damage the country's economy and war effort.[49][50] On 17 September, after signing a cease-fire with Japan, the Soviets also invaded Poland.[51] Poland's territory was divided between Germany and the Soviet Union, with Lithuania and Slovakia also receiving small shares. The Poles did not surrender; they established a Polish Underground State and an underground Home Army, and continued to fight with the Allies on all fronts outside Poland.[52] About 100,000 Polish military personnel were evacuated to Romania and the Baltic countries; many of these soldiers later fought against the Germans in other theatres of the war.[53] Poland's Enigma codebreakers were also evacuated to France.[54] During this time, Japan launched its first attack against Changsha, a strategically important Chinese city, but was repulsed by late September.[55] Following the invasion of Poland and a German-Soviet treaty governing Lithuania, the Soviet Union forced the Baltic countries to allow it to station Soviet troops in their countries under pacts of "mutual assistance."[56][57][58] Finland rejected territorial demands and was invaded by the Soviet Union in November 1939.[59] The resulting conflict ended in March 1940 with Finnish concessions.[60] France and the United Kingdom, treating the Soviet attack on Finland as tantamount to entering the war on the side of the Germans, responded to the Soviet invasion by supporting the USSR's expulsion from the League of Nations.[58] In Western Europe, British troops deployed to the Continent, but in a phase nicknamed the Phoney War by the British and "Sitzkrieg" (sitting war) by the Germans, neither side launched major operations against the other until April 1940.[61] The Soviet Union and Germany entered a trade pact in February 1940, pursuant to which the Soviets received German military and industrial equipment in exchange for supplying raw materials to Germany to help circumvent the Allied blockade.[62] In April 1940, Germany invaded Denmark and Norway to secure shipments of iron ore from Sweden, which the Allies were about to disrupt.[63] Denmark immediately capitulated, and despite Allied support, Norway was conquered within two months.[64] In May 1940 Britain invaded Iceland to preempt a possible German invasion of the island.[65] British discontent over the Norwegian campaign led to the replacement of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with Winston Churchill on 10 May 1940.[66] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
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Private spaceflight | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_spaceflight 00:02:05 1 History of commercial space transportation 00:06:22 1.1 American deregulation 00:11:28 1.2 Russian privatization 00:12:32 1.3 Launch alliances 00:13:15 1.4 Spaceflight privatization 00:15:44 2 Companies 00:16:23 2.1 Funding 00:17:32 2.2 Commercial launchers 00:18:23 2.2.1 US government commercial cargo services 00:20:28 2.3 Emerging personal spaceflight 00:23:00 2.4 Private foundations 00:23:56 3 Plans 00:24:48 3.1 Private orbital spaceflight, space stations 00:27:12 3.2 On-orbit propellant depots 00:28:04 3.3 Asteroid mining 00:28:35 3.4 Space elevators 00:29:13 4 Venture capital investment 00:30:35 5 Non-launched efforts 00:30:45 5.1 Failed spaceflight ventures 00:34:06 5.2 Private space stations 00:34:48 5.3 Lunar private ventures 00:34:58 5.3.1 Robotic Lunar-surface missions 00:35:25 5.3.2 Private Lunar-surface crewed expeditions 00:36:27 5.4 Mars ventures 00:38:12 6 See also 00:38:21 6.1 Manned Spacecraft 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. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Private spaceflight is flight beyond the Kármán line (above the nominal edge of space at 100 km (62 mi) Earth altitude)—or the development of new spaceflight technology—that is conducted and paid for by an entity other than a government agency. In the early decades of the Space Age, the government space agencies of the Soviet Union and United States pioneered space technology in collaboration with affiliated design bureaus in the USSR and private companies in the US, entirely funding both the development of new spaceflight technologies and the operational costs of spaceflight. The European Space Agency was formed in 1975, largely following the same model of space technology development. Later on, large defense contractors began to develop and operate space launch systems, derived from government rockets. Private spaceflight in Earth orbit includes communications satellites, satellite television, satellite radio, astronaut transport and sub-orbital and orbital space tourism. In the 2000s, entrepreneurs began designing—and by the 2010s, deploying—space systems competitive to the national-monopoly governmental systems of the early decades of the space age. These new offerings have brought about significant market competition in space launch services after 2010 that had not been present previously. Successes to date include flying suborbital spaceplanes, launching orbital rockets, flying two orbital expandable test modules (Genesis I and II), and the successful development of first-stage orbital launch vehicles that are able to vertically land after a launch so as to enable reuse. The most powerful rocket in operation as of 2018, the Falcon Heavy, was privately developed. Planned private spaceflights beyond Earth orbit include personal spaceflights around the Moon. Two private orbital habitat prototypes are already in Earth orbit, with larger versions to follow. Planned private spaceflights beyond Earth orbit include solar sailing prototypes (LightSail-3).
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You Bet Your Life: Secret Word - Car / Clock / Name
 
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Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx (October 2, 1890 -- August 19, 1977) was an American comedian and film and television star. He is known as a master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era. His rapid-fire, often impromptu delivery of innuendo-laden patter earned him many admirers and imitators. He made 13 feature films with his siblings the Marx Brothers, of whom he was the third-born. He also had a successful solo career, most notably as the host of the radio and television game show You Bet Your Life. His distinctive appearance, carried over from his days in vaudeville, included quirks such as an exaggerated stooped posture, glasses, cigar, and a thick greasepaint mustache and eyebrows. These exaggerated features resulted in the creation of one of the world's most ubiquitous and recognizable novelty disguises, known as "Groucho glasses", a one-piece mask consisting of horn-rimmed glasses, large plastic nose, bushy eyebrows and mustache. Groucho Marx was, and is, the most recognizable and well-known of the Marx Brothers. Groucho-like characters and references have appeared in popular culture both during and after his life, some aimed at audiences who may never have seen a Marx Brothers movie. Groucho's trademark eye glasses, nose, mustache, and cigar have become icons of comedy—glasses with fake noses and mustaches (referred to as "Groucho glasses", "nose-glasses," and other names) are sold by novelty and costume shops around the world. Nat Perrin, close friend of Groucho Marx and writer of several Marx Brothers films, inspired John Astin's portrayal of Gomez Addams on the 1960s TV series The Addams Family with similarly thick mustache, eyebrows, sardonic remarks, backward logic, and ever-present cigar (pulled from his breast pocket already lit). Alan Alda often vamped in the manner of Groucho on M*A*S*H. In one episode, "Yankee Doodle Doctor", Hawkeye and Trapper put on a Marx Brothers act at the 4077, with Hawkeye playing Groucho and Trapper playing Harpo. In three other episodes, a character appeared who was named Captain Calvin Spalding (played by Loudon Wainwright III). Groucho's character in Animal Crackers was Captain Geoffrey T. Spaulding. On many occasions, on the 1970s television sitcom All In The Family, Michael Stivic (Rob Reiner), would briefly imitate Groucho Marx and his mannerisms. Two albums by British rock band Queen, A Night at the Opera (1975) and A Day at the Races (1976), are named after Marx Brothers films. In March 1977, Groucho invited Queen to visit him in his Los Angeles home; there they performed "'39" a capella. A long-running ad campaign for Vlasic Pickles features an animated stork that imitates Groucho's mannerisms and voice. On the famous Hollywood Sign in California, one of the "O"s is dedicated to Groucho. Alice Cooper contributed over $27,000 to remodel the sign, in memory of his friend. In 1982, Gabe Kaplan portrayed Marx in the film Groucho, in a one-man stage production. He also imitated Marx occasionally on his previous TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. Actor Frank Ferrante has performed as Groucho Marx on stage for more than two decades. He continues to tour under rights granted by the Marx family in a one-man show entitled An Evening With Groucho in theaters throughout the United States and Canada with piano accompanist Jim Furmston. In the late 1980s Ferrante starred as Groucho in the off-Broadway and London show Groucho: A Life in Revue penned by Groucho's son Arthur. Ferrante portrayed the comedian from age 15 to 85. The show was later filmed for PBS in 2001. Woody Allen's 1996 musical Everyone Says I Love You, in addition to being named for one of Groucho's signature songs, ends with a Groucho-themed New Year's Eve party in Paris, which some of the stars, including Allen and Goldie Hawn, attend in full Groucho costume. The highlight of the scene is an ensemble song-and-dance performance of "Hooray for Captain Spaulding"—done entirely in French. In the last of the Tintin comics, Tintin and the Picaros, a balloon shaped like the face of Groucho could be seen in the Annual Carnival. In the Italian horror comic Dylan Dog, the protagonist's sidekick is a Groucho impersonator whose character became his permanent personality. The BBC remade the radio sitcom Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel, with contemporary actors playing the parts of the original cast. The series was repeated on digital radio station BBC7. Scottish playwright Louise Oliver wrote a play named Waiting For Groucho about Chico and Harpo waiting for Groucho to turn up for the filming of their last project together. This was performed by Glasgow theatre company Rhymes with Purple Productions at the Edinburgh Fringe and in Glasgow and Hamilton in 2007-08. Groucho was played by Scottish actor Frodo McDaniel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groucho
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Words at War: The Veteran Comes Back / One Man Air Force / Journey Through Chaos
 
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Major Dominic Salvatore "Don" Gentile (December 6, 1920 - January 28, 1951) was a World War II USAAF pilot who was the first to break Eddie Rickenbacker's World War I record of 26 downed aircraft. Gentile was born in Piqua, Ohio.[2] After a fascination with flying as a child, his father provided him with his own plane, an Aerosport Biplane. He managed to log over 300 hours flying time by July 1941, when he attempted to join the Army Air Force. The U.S. military required two years of college for its pilots, which Gentile did not have, therefore Gentile originally enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was posted to the UK in 1941. Gentile flew the Supermarine Spitfire Mark V with No. 133 Squadron, one of the famed "Eagle Squadron" during 1942. His first kills (a Ju 88 and Fw 190) were on August 1, 1942,[3] during Operation Jubilee.[4] In September 1942, the Eagle squadrons transferred to the USAAF, becoming the 4th Fighter Group. Gentile became a flight commander in September 1943, now flying the P-47 Thunderbolt. Having been Spitfire pilots, Gentile and the other pilots of the 4th were displeased when they transitioned to the heavy P-47. By late 1943 Group Commander Col. Don Blakeslee pushed for re-equipment with the lighter, more maneuverable, P-51 Mustang. Conversion to the P-51B at the end of February 1944 allowed Gentile to build a tally of 15.5 additional aircraft destroyed between March 3 and April 8, 1944.[5] After downing 3 planes on April 8,[6] he was the top scoring 8th Air Force ace when he crashed his personal P-51, named "Shangri La", on April 13, 1944 while stunting over the 4th FG's airfield at Debden for a group of assembled press reporters and movie cameras. Blakeslee immediately grounded Gentile as a result, and he was sent back to the US for a tour selling War Bonds. In 1944, Gentile wrote One Man Air Force an autobiography and account of his combat missions with well-known war correspondent, Ira Wolfert. His final tally of credits was 19.83 aerial victories and 3 damaged,[5] with 6 ground kills, in 350 combat hours flown. He also claimed two victories while with the RAF. After the war, he stayed with the Air Force, as a test pilot at Wright Field, as a Training Officer in the Fighter Gunnery Program, and as a student officer at the Air Tactical School. In June 1949, Gentile enrolled as an undergraduate studying military science at the University of Maryland. On January 28, 1951, he was killed when he crashed in a T-33A-1-LO Shooting Star trainer, 49-905, in Forestville, Maryland, leaving behind his wife Isabella Masdea Gentile Beitman (deceased October 2008), and sons Don Jr., Joseph and Pasquale. Gentile Air Force Station in Kettering, Ohio was named in his honor in 1962. The installation closed in 1996. Winston Churchill called Gentile and his wingman, Captain John T. Godfrey, Damon and Pythias, after the legendary characters from Greek mythology. He was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1995.[7] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_S._Gentile
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Kyrgyzstan | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrgyzstan 00:02:31 1 Etymology 00:03:45 2 History 00:03:54 2.1 Antiquity 00:05:33 2.2 Russian colonial era 00:06:45 2.3 Soviet Kyrgyzstan 00:11:06 2.4 Independence 00:21:52 3 Politics 00:27:27 3.1 Human rights 00:28:40 3.2 Military 00:29:53 3.3 Administrative divisions 00:30:58 4 Geography 00:33:47 4.1 Climate 00:34:41 4.2 Enclaves and exclaves 00:37:10 5 Climate Action 00:38:03 5.1 Climate change contributions 00:38:13 5.1.1 Greenhouse gases 00:40:09 5.2 Climate change impacts 00:40:19 5.2.1 Agriculture 00:41:12 5.2.2 Energy sector 00:42:05 5.2.3 Forestry 00:42:46 5.2.4 Natural disasters 00:43:37 5.3 Climate action strategies and plans 00:43:48 5.3.1 Glacier monitoring 00:45:13 5.3.2 Hydro power rehabilitation projects 00:45:47 5.3.3 Emergency disaster risk management 00:46:42 6 Economy 00:51:47 7 Demographics 00:52:22 7.1 Ethnic groups 00:54:13 7.2 Languages 00:55:57 7.3 Population centres 00:56:06 7.4 Religion 01:00:13 8 Culture 01:00:42 8.1 Traditions 01:01:28 8.2 Flag 01:02:14 8.3 Horse riding 01:03:40 8.4 Public holidays 01:04:51 8.5 Tourism 01:06:11 8.6 Sports 01:07:41 8.7 Science and technology 01:08:09 9 Education 01:09:24 10 Transport 01:10:31 10.1 Airports 01:11:52 10.2 Banned airline status 01:12:22 10.3 Railways 01:13:28 10.3.1 Rail links with adjacent countries 01:14:00 10.4 Highways 01:15:19 10.5 Waterways 01:15:36 10.6 Ports and harbours 01:15:52 11 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. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8360473510479836 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Kyrgyzstan ( KUR-gih-STAHN; Kyrgyz: Кыргызстан Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz pronunciation: [qɯrʁɯsˈstɑn]); Russian: Киргизия [kʲɪrˈɡʲizʲɪjə] or Кыргызстан [kɨrɡɨˈstan]), officially the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyz: Кыргыз Республикасы, translit. Qırğız Respublikası; Russian: Кыргызская Республика, tr. Kyrgyzskaya Respublika), and also known as Kirghizia, is a country in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country with mountainous terrain. It is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west and southwest, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan's recorded history spans over 2,000 years, encompassing a variety of cultures and empires. Although geographically isolated by its highly mountainous terrain, which has helped preserve its ancient culture, Kyrgyzstan has been at the crossroads of several great civilizations as part of the Silk Road and other commercial and cultural routes. Though long inhabited by a succession of independent tribes and clans, Kyrgyzstan has periodically fallen under foreign domination and attained sovereignty as a nation-state only after the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since independence, the sovereign state has officially been a unitary parliamentary republic, although it continues to endure ethnic conflicts, revolts, economic troubles, transitional governments and political conflict. Kyrgyzstan is a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Eurasian Economic Union, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the Turkic Council, the Türksoy community and the United Nations. Ethnic Kyrgyz make up the majority of the country's 6 million people, followed by significant minorities of Uzbeks and Russians. Kyrgyz is closely related to other Turkic languages, although Russian remains widely spoken and is an official language, a legacy of a century of Russification. The majority of the population are non-denominational Muslims. In addition to its Turkic origins, Kyrgyz culture bears elements of Persian, Mongolian, and Russian influence.
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House Session 2012-05-15 (17:06:48-18:07:46)
 
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1) H.R. 365 - National Blue Alert Act of 2011, as amended, Rep Grimm 2) H.R. 1864 - Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2011, as amended, Rep Coble 3) H.R. 3534 - Security in Bonding Act of 2011, as amended (Rep. Hanna) 4) H.R. 4119 - Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2012 5) H.R. 2621 - Chimney Rock National Monument Establishment Act 6) H.R. 2745 - To amend the Mesquite Lands Act of 1986 to facilitate implementation of a multispecies habitat conservation plan for the Virgin River in Clark County, Nevada, as amended (by Rep. Joe Heck ) 7) H.R. 3874 - Black Hills Cemetery Act 8) H.R. 205 - HEARTH Act of 2011 9) H.R. 4240 - Ambassador James R. Lilley and Congressman Stephen J. Solarz North Korea Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2012, as amended. 10) H.Res. 568 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the importance of preventing the Government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability, as amended. 11) H.R. 4045 -
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The Shadow  by Arthur Stringer | Audiobook with subtitles
 
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A manhunt for a bank robber takes a determined and fixated New York City detective on a gripping, globe-spanning adventure, with many plot twists along the way. Arthur Stringer was a novelist, screenwriter and poet. He published 45 works of fiction and 15 other books in addition to writing numerous film scripts and articles. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Stringer_(writer) This book is unrelated to the 1930s and 1940s pulp magazine and radio series of the same name. (Lee Smalley) Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction The Shadow by Arthur STRINGER Our Custom URL : https://www.youtube.com/c/AudiobookAudiobooks Subscribe To Our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/AudiobookAudiobooks?sub_confirmation=1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Audio Book Audiobooks All Rights Reserved. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer visit librivox.org.
Words at War: Faith of Our Fighters: The Bid Was Four Hearts / The Rainbow / Can Do
 
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Wanda Wasilewska (21 January 1905 -- 29 July 1964) was a Polish and Soviet novelist and communist political activist who played an important role in the creation of a Polish division of the Soviet Red Army during World War II and the formation of the People's Republic of Poland. She had fled the German attack on Warsaw in September 1939 and taken up residence in Soviet-occupied Lviv and eventually the Soviet Union. Wasilewska was born on 25 January 1905 in Kraków, Austria-Hungary. Her father was Leon Wasilewski, a Polish Socialist Party politician. She studied philosophy at the Warsaw University and Polish language and Polish literature at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. After she graduated she remained at her alma mater and passed her doctorate exams in 1927. While studying she started cooperation with the Union of Socialist Youth and Society of Workers' Universities. Soon after she finished her studies she started working as a school teacher and a journalist for various left-wing newspapers, among them "Naprzód", "Robotnik", "Dziennik Popularny" and "Oblicze Dnia". She also became the chairperson of the "Płomyk" and "Płomyczek" monthlies for children, where she introduced Soviet propaganda. Although she was often criticised for her radical left-wing opinions, she joined the PPS instead of the communist party, where she was soon promoted to a member of the main party council. In her early political career she supported an alliance of all the left-wing parties with the communists against the ruling Sanacja. She was also an active supporter of many strikes in Poland. During one of the demonstrations in Kraków she met Marian Bogatko, whom she later married. After the Polish defeat in the Polish Defensive War of 1939 and the partition of Poland into Soviet and German occupied zones, she moved to Lviv where she automatically became a Soviet citizen. The Gestapo — acting at the request of the NKVD — helped to transfer her daughter and her furniture from Warsaw to Lviv.[1] She became a member of various communist organisations uniting local Polish and Ukrainian communists. She was also a journalist for the Czerwony Sztandar (Red Banner), a Soviet propaganda newspaper printed in Polish language. In early 1940, Joseph Stalin awarded her a seat in the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. She also became the chair of the Dramatic Theatre in Lviv. After the German invasion of the Soviet Union Wasilewska fled advancing Nazi army and joined the Red Army as a war correspondent and a functionary of the Political Commandment (Politupravleniye) of the Red Army. She held the military rank of a colonel.[2] She was also one of the founders (together with Jerzy Putrament) of the "Nowe Widnokręgi" monthly. After consultations with Stalin (and most probably by his direct order) she became the head of the newly formed Związek Patriotów Polskich (Society of Polish Patriots), a Soviet-created provisional government that was to control Poland. In 1944 she also became the deputy chief of the Polish Committee of National Liberation (PKWN), another provisional government which was also sponsored by the Soviet Union and opposing the Polish government in exile as the legal government of Poland. She favoured the incorporation of Poland as a republic of the Soviet Union. After most of Poland was occupied by the Red Army she decided to stay in the Soviet Union. She also became involved in a relationship with Ukrainian playwright Oleksandr Korniychuk, with whom she moved to Kiev. Although both her Russian and Ukrainian language abilities were very limited, she remained a member of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union for several decades. She did not return to public life, however. She died on July 29, 1964 in Kiev. She is buried in the Baikove Cemetery. She was triple recipient of the Stalin prize for literature (1943, 1946, 1952). During the life of Joseph Stalin she was considered a classic writer of Soviet literature and her works were included into the school curriculum throughout the Soviet Union, but she was almost completely forgotten after his death.
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The Industrial Revolution | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_Revolution 00:04:56 1 Etymology 00:07:08 2 Important technological developments 00:10:09 2.1 Textile manufacture 00:10:19 2.1.1 British textile industry statistics 00:12:37 2.1.2 Cotton 00:15:06 2.1.3 Trade and textiles 00:16:38 2.1.4 Pre-mechanized European textile production 00:18:57 2.1.5 Invention of textile machinery 00:26:49 2.1.6 Wool 00:27:17 2.1.7 Silk 00:28:12 2.2 Iron industry 00:28:22 2.2.1 UK iron production statistics 00:30:46 2.2.2 Iron process innovations 00:42:39 2.3 Steam power 00:48:58 2.4 Machine tools 00:54:50 2.5 Chemicals 00:58:46 2.6 Cement 00:59:48 2.7 Gas lighting 01:01:00 2.8 Glass making 01:01:52 2.9 Paper machine 01:02:50 2.10 Agriculture 01:05:05 2.11 Mining 01:07:38 2.12 Transportation 01:09:01 2.12.1 Canals and improved waterways 01:12:38 2.12.2 Roads 01:14:17 2.12.3 Railways 01:18:47 2.13 Other developments 01:19:19 3 Social effects 01:19:29 3.1 Factory system 01:22:35 3.2 Standards of living 01:25:15 3.2.1 Food and nutrition 01:27:22 3.2.2 Housing 01:30:11 3.2.3 Sanitation 01:31:00 3.2.4 Water supply 01:31:30 3.2.5 Increase in literacy 01:31:59 3.3 Clothing and consumer goods 01:32:57 3.4 Population increase 01:34:06 3.5 Urbanization 01:34:57 3.6 Impact on women and family life 01:37:54 3.7 Labour conditions 01:38:04 3.7.1 Social structure and working conditions 01:39:43 3.7.2 Factories and urbanisation 01:43:06 3.7.3 Child labour 01:47:28 3.7.4 Organisation of labour 01:51:42 3.7.5 Luddites 01:53:37 3.7.6 Shift in production's center of gravity 01:54:21 3.7.7 Effect on cotton production and expansion of slavery 01:56:19 3.8 Impact on environment 01:59:44 4 Industrialisation beyond the United Kingdom 01:59:56 4.1 Continental Europe 02:01:01 4.1.1 Belgium 02:03:38 4.1.1.1 Demographic effects 02:06:44 4.1.2 France 02:07:50 4.1.3 Germany 02:10:01 4.1.4 Sweden 02:12:14 4.2 Japan 02:13:52 4.3 United States 02:21:51 5 Second Industrial Revolution 02:24:06 6 Causes 02:29:33 6.1 Causes in Europe 02:36:42 6.2 Causes in Britain 02:46:23 6.3 Transfer of knowledge 02:49:40 6.3.1 Protestant work ethic 02:52:27 7 Opposition from Romanticism 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. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.800584232794365 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-D "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in Europe and the US, in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. This transition included going from hand production methods to machines, new chemical manufacturing and iron production processes, the increasing use of steam power, the development of machine tools and the rise of the factory system. The Industrial Revolution also led to an unprecedented rise in the rate of population growth. Textiles were the dominant industry of the Industrial Revolution in terms of employment, value of output and capital invested. The textile industry was also the first to use modern production methods.The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain, and many of the technological innovations were of British origin. By the mid-18th century Britain was the world's leading commercial nation, controlling a global trading empire with colonies in North America and the Caribbean, and with some political influence on the Indian subcontinent, through the activities of the East India Company. The development of trade and the rise of business were major causes of the Industrial Revolution.The Industrial Revolution marks a major turning point in history; almost every aspect of daily life was influenced in some way. In particular, average income and population began to exhibit unprecedented sustained growth. Some economists say that the major impact of the Industrial Revolution was that the standard of living for the general population began to increase consistently for the first time in history, although others have said that it did not begin to mean ...
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Ethiopia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopia 00:04:28 1 Nomenclature 00:06:49 2 History 00:06:58 2.1 Prehistory 00:09:18 2.2 Antiquity 00:11:59 2.3 During Muhammad's era 00:12:46 2.4 Middle Ages 00:14:44 2.5 Aussa Sultanate 00:15:37 2.6 Zemene Mesafint 00:18:10 2.7 From Menelik II to Adwa (1889–1913) 00:20:40 2.8 Haile Selassie I era (1916–1974) and Italian Ethiopia 00:24:30 2.9 Communist era (1974–1991) 00:28:13 2.10 Federal Democratic Republic (1991–present) 00:32:48 3 Politics 00:34:21 3.1 Governance 00:38:07 3.2 Human rights 00:41:10 4 Military 00:41:19 5 Administrative divisions 00:43:02 6 Geography 00:44:43 6.1 Climate 00:46:58 7 Environment 00:47:07 7.1 Wildlife 00:49:01 7.2 Deforestation 00:50:42 8 Economy 00:53:07 8.1 Energy and hydropower 00:55:14 8.2 Agriculture 00:56:29 8.3 Exports 00:59:22 8.4 Transportation 01:02:01 9 Demographics 01:04:42 9.1 Languages 01:06:55 9.2 Script 01:07:49 9.3 Religion 01:12:57 9.4 Urbanization 01:14:44 9.4.1 Rural and urban life 01:17:50 10 Health 01:23:54 11 Education 01:26:03 12 Culture 01:26:12 12.1 Naming 01:26:53 12.2 Calendar 01:28:46 12.3 Time 01:29:23 12.4 Cuisine 01:30:45 12.5 Media 01:32:16 12.6 Music 01:33:10 12.7 Sport 01:34:35 13 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. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Ethiopia (; Amharic: ኢትዮጵያ, ʾĪtyōṗṗyā, listen ), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ, yeʾĪtiyoṗṗya Fēdēralawī Dēmokirasīyawī Rīpebilīk listen ), is a country in the northeastern part of Africa, popularly known as the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. With over 102 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent. It occupies a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi), and its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa.Some of the oldest skeletal evidence for anatomically modern humans has been found in Ethiopia. It is widely considered as the region from which modern humans first set out for the Middle East and places beyond. According to linguists, the first Afroasiatic-speaking populations settled in the Horn region during the ensuing Neolithic era. Tracing its roots to the 2nd millennium BC, Ethiopia's governmental system was a monarchy for most of its history. In the first centuries AD, the Kingdom of Aksum maintained a unified civilization in the region, followed by the Ethiopian Empire circa 1137. During the late 19th-century Scramble for Africa, Ethiopia was one of two nations to retain its sovereignty from long-term colonialism by a European colonial power. Many newly-independent nations on the continent subsequently adopted its flag colours. The country was occupied by Italy in 1936 and became Italian Ethiopia (part of the Italian East Africa) until 1941. Ethiopia was also the first independent member from Africa of the 20th-century League of Nations and the United Nations. In 1974, the Ethiopian monarchy under Haile Selassie was overthrown by the Derg, a communist military government backed by the Soviet Union. In 1987, the Derg established the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, but it was overthrown in 1991 by the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, which has been the ruling political coalition since. Ethiopia and Eritrea use the ancient Ge'ez script, which is one of the oldest alphabets still in use in the world. The Ethiopian calendar, which is approximately seven years and three months behind the Gregorian calendar, co-exists alongside the Borana calendar. A majority of the population adheres to Christianity (mainly the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and P'ent'ay), whereas around a thir ...
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Ethiopia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Ethiopia 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 ======= Ethiopia (; Amharic: ኢትዮጵያ, ʾĪtyōṗṗyā, listen ), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ, yeʾĪtiyoṗṗya Fēdēralawī Dēmokirasīyawī Rīpebilīk listen ), is a country in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. With over 102 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent. It occupies a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi), and its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa.Some of the oldest skeletal evidence for anatomically modern humans has been found in Ethiopia. It is widely considered as the region from which modern humans first set out for the Middle East and places beyond. According to linguists, the first Afroasiatic-speaking populations settled in the Horn region during the ensuing Neolithic era. Tracing its roots to the 2nd millennium BC, Ethiopia's governmental system was a monarchy for most of its history. In the first centuries AD, the Kingdom of Aksum maintained a unified civilization in the region, followed by the Ethiopian Empire circa 1137. During the late 19th-century Scramble for Africa, Ethiopia was one of two nations to retain its sovereignty from long-term colonialism by a European colonial power. Many newly-independent nations on the continent subsequently adopted its flag colours. The country was occupied by Italy in 1936 and became Italian Ethiopia (part of the Italian East Africa) until 1941. Ethiopia was also the first independent member from Africa of the 20th-century League of Nations and the United Nations. In 1974, the Ethiopian monarchy under Haile Selassie was overthrown by the Derg, a communist military government backed by the Soviet Union. In 1987, the Derg established the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, but it was overthrown in 1991 by the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, which has been the ruling political coalition since. Ethiopia and Eritrea use the ancient Ge'ez script, which is one of the oldest alphabets still in use in the world. The Ethiopian calendar, which is approximately seven years and three months behind the Gregorian calendar, co-exists alongside the Borana calendar. A majority of the population adheres to Christianity (mainly the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and P'ent'ay), whereas around a third follows Islam (primarily Sunni). The country is the site of the Migration to Abyssinia and the oldest Muslim settlement in Africa at Negash. A substantial population of Ethiopian Jews, known as Bete Israel, also resided in Ethiopia until the 1980s. Ethiopia is a multilingual nation with around 80 ethnolinguistic groups, the four largest of which are the Oromo, Amhara, Somali and Tigrayans. Most people in the country speak Afroasiatic languages of the Cushitic or Semitic branches. Additionally, Omotic languages are spoken by ethnic minority groups inhabiting the southern regions. Nilo-Saharan languages are also spoken by the nation's Nilotic ethnic minorities. The nation is a land of natural contrasts, with its vast fertile west, its forests, and numerous rivers, and the world's hottest settlement of Dallol in its north. The Ethiopian Highlands are the largest continuous mountain ranges in Africa, and the Sof Omar Caves contains the largest cave on the continent. Ethiopia also has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa. Additionally, the sovereign state is a founding members of the UN, the Group of 24 (G-24), the Non-Aligned Movement, G-77 and the Organisation of African Unity. Its capital city Addis Ababa serves as the headquarters of the African Union, the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the United Nations Economic ...
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You Bet Your Life: Secret Word - Name / Street / Table / Chair
 
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Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx (October 2, 1890 -- August 19, 1977) was an American comedian and film and television star. He is known as a master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era. His rapid-fire, often impromptu delivery of innuendo-laden patter earned him many admirers and imitators. He made 13 feature films with his siblings the Marx Brothers, of whom he was the third-born. He also had a successful solo career, most notably as the host of the radio and television game show You Bet Your Life. His distinctive appearance, carried over from his days in vaudeville, included quirks such as an exaggerated stooped posture, glasses, cigar, and a thick greasepaint mustache and eyebrows. These exaggerated features resulted in the creation of one of the world's most ubiquitous and recognizable novelty disguises, known as "Groucho glasses", a one-piece mask consisting of horn-rimmed glasses, large plastic nose, bushy eyebrows and mustache. Groucho Marx was, and is, the most recognizable and well-known of the Marx Brothers. Groucho-like characters and references have appeared in popular culture both during and after his life, some aimed at audiences who may never have seen a Marx Brothers movie. Groucho's trademark eye glasses, nose, mustache, and cigar have become icons of comedy—glasses with fake noses and mustaches (referred to as "Groucho glasses", "nose-glasses," and other names) are sold by novelty and costume shops around the world. Nat Perrin, close friend of Groucho Marx and writer of several Marx Brothers films, inspired John Astin's portrayal of Gomez Addams on the 1960s TV series The Addams Family with similarly thick mustache, eyebrows, sardonic remarks, backward logic, and ever-present cigar (pulled from his breast pocket already lit). Alan Alda often vamped in the manner of Groucho on M*A*S*H. In one episode, "Yankee Doodle Doctor", Hawkeye and Trapper put on a Marx Brothers act at the 4077, with Hawkeye playing Groucho and Trapper playing Harpo. In three other episodes, a character appeared who was named Captain Calvin Spalding (played by Loudon Wainwright III). Groucho's character in Animal Crackers was Captain Geoffrey T. Spaulding. On many occasions, on the 1970s television sitcom All In The Family, Michael Stivic (Rob Reiner), would briefly imitate Groucho Marx and his mannerisms. Two albums by British rock band Queen, A Night at the Opera (1975) and A Day at the Races (1976), are named after Marx Brothers films. In March 1977, Groucho invited Queen to visit him in his Los Angeles home; there they performed "'39" a capella. A long-running ad campaign for Vlasic Pickles features an animated stork that imitates Groucho's mannerisms and voice. On the famous Hollywood Sign in California, one of the "O"s is dedicated to Groucho. Alice Cooper contributed over $27,000 to remodel the sign, in memory of his friend. In 1982, Gabe Kaplan portrayed Marx in the film Groucho, in a one-man stage production. He also imitated Marx occasionally on his previous TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. Actor Frank Ferrante has performed as Groucho Marx on stage for more than two decades. He continues to tour under rights granted by the Marx family in a one-man show entitled An Evening With Groucho in theaters throughout the United States and Canada with piano accompanist Jim Furmston. In the late 1980s Ferrante starred as Groucho in the off-Broadway and London show Groucho: A Life in Revue penned by Groucho's son Arthur. Ferrante portrayed the comedian from age 15 to 85. The show was later filmed for PBS in 2001. Woody Allen's 1996 musical Everyone Says I Love You, in addition to being named for one of Groucho's signature songs, ends with a Groucho-themed New Year's Eve party in Paris, which some of the stars, including Allen and Goldie Hawn, attend in full Groucho costume. The highlight of the scene is an ensemble song-and-dance performance of "Hooray for Captain Spaulding"—done entirely in French. In the last of the Tintin comics, Tintin and the Picaros, a balloon shaped like the face of Groucho could be seen in the Annual Carnival. In the Italian horror comic Dylan Dog, the protagonist's sidekick is a Groucho impersonator whose character became his permanent personality. The BBC remade the radio sitcom Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel, with contemporary actors playing the parts of the original cast. The series was repeated on digital radio station BBC7. Scottish playwright Louise Oliver wrote a play named Waiting For Groucho about Chico and Harpo waiting for Groucho to turn up for the filming of their last project together. This was performed by Glasgow theatre company Rhymes with Purple Productions at the Edinburgh Fringe and in Glasgow and Hamilton in 2007-08. Groucho was played by Scottish actor Frodo McDaniel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groucho
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The Great Gildersleeve: The Bank Robber / The Petition / Leroy's Horse
 
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Aiding and abetting the periodically frantic life in the Gildersleeve home was family cook and housekeeper Birdie Lee Coggins (Lillian Randolph). Although in the first season, under writer Levinson, Birdie was often portrayed as saliently less than bright, she slowly developed as the real brains and caretaker of the household under writers John Whedon, Sam Moore and Andy White. In many of the later episodes Gildersleeve has to acknowledge Birdie's commonsense approach to some of his predicaments. By the early 1950s, Birdie was heavily depended on by the rest of the family in fulfilling many of the functions of the household matriarch, whether it be giving sound advice to an adolescent Leroy or tending Marjorie's children. By the late 1940s, Marjorie slowly matures to a young woman of marrying age. During the 9th season (September 1949-June 1950) Marjorie meets and marries (May 10) Walter "Bronco" Thompson (Richard Crenna), star football player at the local college. The event was popular enough that Look devoted five pages in its May 23, 1950 issue to the wedding. After living in the same household for a few years with their twin babies Ronnie and Linda, the newlyweds move next door to keep the expanding Gildersleeve clan close together. Leroy, aged 10--11 during most of the 1940s, is the all-American boy who grudgingly practices his piano lessons, gets bad report cards, fights with his friends and cannot remember to not slam the door. Although he is loyal to his Uncle Mort, he is always the first to deflate his ego with a well-placed "Ha!!!" or "What a character!" Beginning in the Spring of 1949, he finds himself in junior high and is at last allowed to grow up, establishing relationships with the girls in the Bullard home across the street. From an awkward adolescent who hangs his head, kicks the ground and giggles whenever Brenda Knickerbocker comes near, he transforms himself overnight (November 28, 1951) into a more mature young man when Babs Winthrop (both girls played by Barbara Whiting) approaches him about studying together. From then on, he branches out with interests in driving, playing the drums and dreaming of a musical career. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Gildersleeve
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Chaco Culture National Historical Park | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Chaco Culture National Historical Park 00:01:56 1 Geography 00:03:36 2 Geology 00:05:05 3 Climate 00:06:35 4 Flora and fauna 00:08:32 5 History 00:08:41 5.1 Archaic–Early Basketmakers 00:09:47 5.2 Ancestral Puebloans 00:12:36 5.3 Athabaskan succession 00:13:18 5.4 Excavation and protection 00:18:38 6 Management 00:21:01 7 Sites 00:21:25 7.1 Central canyon 00:25:01 7.2 Outliers 00:28:41 8 Ruins 00:28:50 8.1 Great houses 00:31:02 8.2 Uses 00:33:49 9 Archaeoastronomy 00:33:58 9.1 Sun Dagger 00:36:12 9.2 Alignments 00:39:06 10 Gallery 00:39:15 11 See also 00:39:49 12 Notes 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 ======= Chaco Culture National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park hosting the densest and most exceptional concentration of pueblos in the American Southwest. The park is located in northwestern New Mexico, between Albuquerque and Farmington, in a remote canyon cut by the Chaco Wash. Containing the most sweeping collection of ancient ruins north of Mexico, the park preserves one of the most important pre-Columbian cultural and historical areas in the United States.Between AD 900 and 1150, Chaco Canyon was a major center of culture for the Ancient Pueblo Peoples. Chacoans quarried sandstone blocks and hauled timber from great distances, assembling fifteen major complexes that remained the largest buildings in North America until the 19th century. Evidence of archaeoastronomy at Chaco has been proposed, with the "Sun Dagger" petroglyph at Fajada Butte a popular example. Many Chacoan buildings may have been aligned to capture the solar and lunar cycles, requiring generations of astronomical observations and centuries of skillfully coordinated construction. Climate change is thought to have led to the emigration of Chacoans and the eventual abandonment of the canyon, beginning with a fifty-year drought commencing in 1130.Comprising a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the arid and sparsely populated Four Corners region, the Chacoan cultural sites are fragile – concerns of erosion caused by tourists have led to the closure of Fajada Butte to the public. The sites are considered sacred ancestral homelands by the Hopi and Pueblo people, who maintain oral accounts of their historical migration from Chaco and their spiritual relationship to the land. Though park preservation efforts can conflict with native religious beliefs, tribal representatives work closely with the National Park Service to share their knowledge and respect the heritage of the Chacoan culture.The park is on the Trails of the Ancients Byway, one of the designated New Mexico Scenic Byways.
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Ethiopia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopia 00:05:22 1 Nomenclature 00:08:09 2 History 00:08:18 2.1 Prehistory 00:11:04 2.2 Antiquity 00:14:16 2.3 During Muhammad's era 00:15:10 2.4 Middle Ages 00:17:30 2.5 Aussa Sultanate 00:18:31 2.6 Zemene Mesafint 00:21:32 2.7 From Menelik II to Adwa (1889–1913) 00:24:28 2.8 Haile Selassie I era (1916–1974) and Italian Ethiopia 00:28:57 2.9 Communist era (1974–1991) 00:33:23 2.10 Federal Democratic Republic (1991–present) 00:38:52 3 Politics 00:40:42 3.1 Governance 00:45:12 3.2 Human rights 00:48:51 4 Military 00:49:00 5 Administrative divisions 00:51:02 6 Geography 00:53:02 6.1 Climate 00:55:42 7 Environment 00:55:51 7.1 Wildlife 00:58:07 7.2 Deforestation 01:00:06 8 Economy 01:02:56 8.1 Energy and hydropower 01:05:27 8.2 Agriculture 01:06:56 8.3 Exports 01:10:22 8.4 Transportation 01:13:30 9 Demographics 01:16:40 9.1 Languages 01:19:39 9.2 Script 01:20:44 9.3 Religion 01:26:48 9.4 Urbanization 01:28:56 9.4.1 Rural and urban life 01:32:39 10 Health 01:39:53 11 Education 01:42:26 12 Culture 01:42:35 12.1 Naming 01:43:24 12.2 Calendar 01:45:39 12.3 Time 01:46:23 12.4 Cuisine 01:47:59 12.5 Media 01:49:49 12.6 Music 01:50:53 12.7 Sport 01:52:32 13 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. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8748126118911796 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Ethiopia (; Amharic: ኢትዮጵያ, ʾĪtyōṗṗyā, listen ), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ, yeʾĪtiyoṗṗya Fēdēralawī Dēmokirasīyawī Rīpebilīk listen ), is a country in the northeastern part of Africa, popularly known as the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northwest, to the northeast Somaliland, and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. With over 102 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent. It occupies a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi), and its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa.Some of the oldest skeletal evidence for anatomically modern humans has been found in Ethiopia. It is widely considered as the region from which modern humans first set out for the Middle East and places beyond. According to linguists, the first Afroasiatic-speaking populations settled in the Horn region during the ensuing Neolithic era. Tracing its roots to the 2nd millennium BC, Ethiopia's governmental system was a monarchy for most of its history. In the first centuries AD, the Kingdom of Aksum maintained a unified civilization in the region, followed by the Ethiopian Empire circa 1137. During the late 19th-century Scramble for Africa, Ethiopia was one of two nations to retain its sovereignty from long-term colonialism by a European colonial power. Many newly-independent nations on the continent subsequently adopted its flag colours. The country was occupied by Italy in 1936 and became Italian Ethiopia (part of the Italian East Africa) until 1947. Ethiopia was also the first independent member from Africa of the 20th-century League of Nations and the United Nations. In 1974, the Ethiopian monarchy under Haile Selassie was overthrown by the Derg, a communist military government backed by the Soviet Union. In 1987, the Derg established the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, but it was overthrown in 1991 by the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, which has been the ruling political coalition since. Ethiopia and Eritrea use the ancient Ge'ez script, which is one of the oldest alphabets still in use in the world. The Ethiopian calendar, which is approximately seven years and three months behind the Gregorian calendar, co-exists alongside the Borana calendar. A majority of the population adheres to Ch ...
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Industrialism | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_Revolution 00:03:37 1 Etymology 00:05:16 2 Important technological developments 00:07:31 2.1 Textile manufacture 00:07:39 2.1.1 British textile industry statistics 00:09:21 2.1.2 Cotton 00:11:12 2.1.3 Trade and textiles 00:12:21 2.1.4 Pre-mechanized European textile production 00:14:03 2.1.5 Invention of textile machinery 00:19:48 2.1.6 Wool 00:20:11 2.1.7 Silk 00:20:52 2.2 Iron industry 00:21:01 2.2.1 UK iron production statistics 00:22:47 2.2.2 Iron process innovations 00:31:27 2.3 Steam power 00:36:04 2.4 Machine tools 00:40:20 2.5 Chemicals 00:43:15 2.6 Cement 00:44:01 2.7 Gas lighting 00:44:54 2.8 Glass making 00:45:34 2.9 Paper machine 00:46:17 2.10 Agriculture 00:47:58 2.11 Mining 00:49:50 2.12 Transportation 00:50:52 2.12.1 Canals and improved waterways 00:53:30 2.12.2 Roads 00:54:44 2.12.3 Railways 00:58:01 2.13 Other developments 00:58:26 3 Social effects 00:58:35 3.1 Factory system 01:00:53 3.2 Standards of living 01:02:51 3.2.1 Food and nutrition 01:04:26 3.2.2 Housing 01:06:30 3.2.3 Sanitation 01:07:07 3.2.4 Water supply 01:07:31 3.2.5 Increase in literacy 01:07:54 3.3 Clothing and consumer goods 01:08:37 3.4 Population increase 01:09:30 3.5 Urbanization 01:10:10 3.6 Impact on women and family life 01:12:20 3.7 Labour conditions 01:12:28 3.7.1 Social structure and working conditions 01:13:43 3.7.2 Factories and urbanisation 01:16:13 3.7.3 Child labour 01:19:24 3.7.4 Organisation of labour 01:22:29 3.7.5 Luddites 01:23:54 3.7.6 Shift in production's center of gravity 01:24:28 3.7.7 Effect on cotton production and expansion of slavery 01:25:56 3.8 Impact on environment 01:28:27 4 Industrialisation beyond the United Kingdom 01:28:38 4.1 Continental Europe 01:29:27 4.1.1 Belgium 01:31:23 4.1.1.1 Demographic effects 01:33:41 4.1.2 France 01:34:32 4.1.3 Germany 01:36:09 4.1.4 Sweden 01:37:49 4.2 Japan 01:39:02 4.3 United States 01:44:53 5 Second Industrial Revolution 01:46:34 6 Causes 01:50:34 6.1 Causes in Europe 01:55:47 6.2 Causes in Britain 02:02:50 6.3 Transfer of knowledge 02:05:17 6.3.1 Protestant work ethic 02:07:20 7 Opposition from Romanticism 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. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.9732251377638184 Voice name: en-AU-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in Europe and the US, in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. This transition included going from hand production methods to machines, new chemical manufacturing and iron production processes, the increasing use of steam power, the development of machine tools and the rise of the factory system. The Industrial Revolution also led to an unprecedented rise in the rate of population growth. Textiles were the dominant industry of the Industrial Revolution in terms of employment, value of output and capital invested. The textile industry was also the first to use modern production methods.The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain, and many of the technological innovations were of British origin. By the mid-18th century Britain was the world's leading commercial nation, controlling a global trading empire with colonies in North America and the Caribbean, and with some political influence on the Indian subcontinent, through the activities of the East India Company. The development of trade and the rise of business were major causes of the Industrial Revolution.The Industrial Revolution marks a major turning point in history; almost every aspect of daily life was influenced in some way. In particular, average income and population began to exhibit unprecedented sustained growth. Some economists say that the major impact of the Industrial Revolution was that the standard of living for the general population began to increase consistently for the first time in history, although others have said that it did not begin to mea ...
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Kyrgyzstan | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Kyrgyzstan 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 In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Kyrgyzstan ( KUR-gih-STAHN; Kyrgyz: Кыргызстан Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz pronunciation: [qɯrʁɯsˈstɑn]); Russian: Киргизия [kʲɪrˈɡʲizʲɪjə] or Кыргызстан [kɨrɡɨˈstan]), officially the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyz: Кыргыз Республикасы, translit. Qırğız Respublikası; Russian: Кыргызская Республика, tr. Kyrgyzskaya Respublika; Uzbek: Qirg'iz Respublikasi), and also known as Kirghizia, is a sovereign state in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country with mountainous terrain. It is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west and southwest, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan's recorded history spans over 2,000 years, encompassing a variety of cultures and empires. Although geographically isolated by its highly mountainous terrain, which has helped preserve its ancient culture, Kyrgyzstan has been at the crossroads of several great civilizations as part of the Silk Road and other commercial and cultural routes. Though long inhabited by a succession of independent tribes and clans, Kyrgyzstan has periodically fallen under foreign domination and attained sovereignty as a nation-state only after the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since independence, Kyrgyzstan has officially been a unitary parliamentary republic, although it continues to endure ethnic conflicts, revolts, economic troubles, transitional governments and political conflict. Kyrgyzstan is a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Eurasian Economic Union, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the Turkic Council, the Türksoy community and the United Nations. Ethnic Kyrgyz make up the majority of the country's 6 million people, followed by significant minorities of Uzbeks and Russians. Kyrgyz is closely related to other Turkic languages, although Russian remains widely spoken and is an official language, a legacy of a century of Russification. The majority of the population are non-denominational Muslims. In addition to its Turkic origins, Kyrgyz culture bears elements of Persian, Mongolian, and Russian influence.
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