Casebook on the Men in Black

Author: Jim Keith

Publisher: Illuminet Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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According to the lore, UFO witnesses are sometimes harasses or intimidated by mysterious men dressed entirely in black. Are they government agents, sinister aliens or interdimensional creatures? Known to ufologists as MIBs, Keith chronicles the strange goings on with chapters on the Maury Island Affair, Bender's MIBs, the UMMO case, MIBs in a Test Tube, the Hoaxers, the Black Lodge, Airforce Investigations into MIBs, more.
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Men in Black

Author: Scott Spencer

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453205322

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

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A man struggles to mend his fractured family in the wake of his sudden success as a bestselling author in this masterful novel from Scott Spencer Sam Holland is a pen-for-hire, with nonfiction titles such as Traveling with Your Pet and An Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Pro Football to his name—or rather his pseudonym, John Retcliffe. But when his latest project, Visitors from Above, takes off, Sam is ill-equipped to handle this sudden fame: His marriage is in trouble and, as a result, his teenage son runs away. As he tours the country in support of his book, he must endeavor to put back the pieces of his broken life. At turns funny and moving, Men in Black is Spencer’s insightful take on the pitfalls of fame, and a poignant story of familial love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Scott Spencer, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
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Men in Black

Author: John Harvey

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780230044

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Mr. Pink: "Why can't we pick out our own color?" Joe: "I tried that once, it don't work. You get four guys fighting over who's gonna be Mr. Black." —Quentin Tarantino, Reservoir Dogs Men's clothes went black in the nineteenth century. Dickens, Ruskin and Baudelaire all asked why it was, in an age of supreme wealth and power, that men wanted to dress as if going to a funeral. The answer is in this history of the color black. Over the last 1000 years there have been successive expansions in the wearing of black—from the Church to the Court, from the Court to the merchant class. Though black as fashion was often smart and elegant, its growth as a cultural marker was fed by several currents in Europe's history—in politics, asceticism, religious warfare. Only in the nineteenth century, however, did black fully come into its own as fashion, the most telling witnesses constantly saw connections between the taste for black and the forms of constraint with which European society regimented itself. Concentrating on the general shift away from color that began around 1800, Harvey traces the transition to black from the court of Burgundy in the 15th century, through 16th-century Venice, 17th-century Spain and the Netherlands. He uses paintings from Van Eyck and Degas to Francis Bacon, religious art, period lithographs, wood engravings, costume books, newsphotos, movie stills and related sources in his compelling study of the meaning of color and clothes. Although in the twentieth century tastes have moved toward new colors, black has retained its authority as well as its associations with strength and cruelty. At the same time black is still smart, and fashion keeps returning to black. It is, perhaps, the color that has come to acquire the greatest, most significant range of meaning in history.
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Men in Black

How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America

Author: Mark R. Levin

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9781596980099

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Conservative talk radio host, lawyer, and frequent National Review contributor Mark R. Levin comes out firing against the United States Supreme Court in Men in Black, accusing the institution of corrupting the ideals of America's founding fathers. The court, in Levin's estimation, pursues an ideology-based activist agenda that oversteps its authority within the government. Levin examines several decisions in the court's history to illustrate his point, beginning with the landmark Marbury v. Madison case, wherein the court granted itself the power to declare acts of the other branches of government unconstitutional. He devotes later chapters to other key cases culminating in modern issues such as same-sex marriage and the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill. Like effective attorneys do, Levin packs in copious research material and delivers his points with tremendous vigor, excoriating the justices for instances where he feels strict constit utional constructivism gave way to biased interpretation. But Levin's definition of "activism" seems inconsistent. In the case of McCain-Feingold, the court declined to rule on a bill already passed by congress and signed by the president, but Levin, who thinks the bill violates the First Amendment, still accuses them of activism even when they were actually passive. To his talk-radio listeners, Levin's hard-charging style and dire warnings of the court's direction will strike a resonant tone of alarm, though the hyperbole may be a bit off-putting to the uninitiated. As an attack on the vagaries of decisions rendered by the Supreme Court and on some current justices, Men in Black scores points and will likely lead sympathetic juries to conviction. -
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Men in Black Dresses

A Quest for the Future Among Wisdom-Makers of the Middle East

Author: Yvonne L. Seng

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439104569

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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If we pause long enough, we can hear, above the din of our planet's rapid globalization and technological advancement, the quiet voices of spiritual leaders from ancient faiths. Middle East historian Yvonne Seng asks, What can these modern Desert Fathers with their long history of survival advise us on the future of our planet? Her intellectual quest rapidly becomes a personal journey that turns her Western training and perceptions on their head. Men In Black Dresses takes the reader behind the walls of desert monasteries, Sufi enclaves, ancient cathedrals and mosques -- where the author knocks, uninvited, and waits for the wise men to allow her in. Once inside, they discuss the universal concerns of the environment and the Internet, the building of a global community, and the education of coming generations, as well as the state of the human spirit.
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True Stories of the Real Men in Black

Author: Nick Redfern

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477778381

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 264

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"The Men in Black were elevated to superstar status in 1997 in the hit movie of the same name. Although the Hollywood blockbuster was fiction, the real Men in Black have consistently attempted to silence the witnesses of UFO and paranormal phenomena since the 1950s. In True Stories of the Real Men in Black, author Nick Redfern delves deep into the mysterious world of these mysterious operatives. He reveals their origins and discusses classic cases, previously unknown reports, secret government files, and the many theories that have been presented to explain the mystery."--
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Summary: Men In Black

Review and Analysis of Mark R. Levin's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511001241

Category: Political Science

Page: 44

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The must-read summary of Mark R. Levin’s book: “Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America”. This complete summary of “Men in Black” by Mark R. Levin, a prominent conservative lawyer and writer, explains the author’s criticism towards the Supreme Court. According to Levin, the court corrupts the original ideas of America’s founding fathers and the Constitution, and has too much authority within the government. He includes several pertinent case examples, meaning this book is sure to leave readers questioning the justice system. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the role and power of the Supreme Court in America • Expand your knowledge of American politics and judicial powers To learn more, read “Men in Black” and discover the truth about what the Supreme Court really does for America.
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