http://www.canadianbusiness.com/lists-and-rankings/most-powerful-people/39-2015-calvin-helin-eagle-spirit-energy/ http://www.amazon.com/The-Economic-Dependency-Trap-Self-Reliance/dp/1932824081http://www.amazon.com/Economic-Dependency-Trap-Self-Reliance-Hardcover/dp/B014N7VIHO/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1459450699&sr=8-10&keywords=calvin+helin Dances with Dependency, Out of Poverty through Self-Reliance. (Book one in the series. Limited Hardcover editions are still available) Helin's `politically incorrect' message, offers key relevance to any taxpaying American, is causing an uproar and is generating heated debates whenever government, poverty and social issues interact this election year. Helin's welfare reforms could jump start our economy freeing up billions to afford health-care for all. What The Press Is Saying............. " Calgary Sun /2007 "This book is filled with hope and written out of deep love and concern for aboriginal people". Toronto Sun /2007, "The book takes the reader on an inspiring 10,000 year canoe journey through the mists of time to an era of indigenous self-reliance where tribal civilizations thrived without welfare, unemployment insurance and government transfer payments." US Department of State article, "Helin wants native people to move forward by reclaiming traditional values of autonomy and self-reliance... ". The Globe and Mail /2007, "What this book says probably should have been said years ago ...I think that all our people should read this book. Even though I am now sixty four years old, reading. " The Province, “Dances with Dependency, is an important new book...while not glossing over the gloom, it offers a refreshing message of hope--and a strong call to action." Michael McCoy, posted, “Brilliant! I was obligated to purchase for a college class. But I learned a lot and hopefully will put it to decent use in the future for reference”.5* Brown Bear, posted, “Brilliant! A must read for everyone, a lot of good common sense, something we seem to be losing.”5*Great ideas & interesting readSerbe posted, “Great ideas and an interesting read. This book is exactly what I had hoped it would be. It provides solid historical facts, straightforward information about the present, and feasible ideas to apply towards the future.” http://www.amazon.com/The-Economic-Dependency-Trap-Self-Reliance/ Summary: This book offers effective strategies to help erase poverty. It advocates self-reliance, policy reform and cultural awareness. Accountability is required from all; the middle class, the trust fund babies and the underprivileged who see themselves as perpetual victims and have fallen into the entitlement trap. True Blue-prints are offered to rescue people from an economic slump and help them improve their life, and re-obtain a sense of self-worth. Reviews:
5.0 out of 5 stars for Calvin Helin's THE ECONOMIC DEPENDENCY TRAP
Top 500 Amazon reviewer, Cyrus Webb, writes, “We all need someone in our lives that will tell us the truth, especially when they see us headed for danger. Through the book The Economic Dependency Trap, Helin shows us how easy it is for us to dig ourselves into an economic mess and what it takes to not only get out of the trap but make positive strides moving forward.”
5.0 out of 5 starsCould the aid that America offers instill dependency in millions?
The Midwest Book Review posts on February 10, 2011, “Could the aid that America offers instill dependency in millions? The Economic Dependency Trap: Breaking Free to Self-Reliance" is an argument from Calvin Helin, stating that the welfare programs that America offers heavily leads Americans into a false sense of entitlement and leaves them unable to push themselves further and above the limits they put on themselves. "The Economic Dependency Trap" is worth considering for those who want more insight on what may be keeping Americans down.”
Books Summaries of Randa Handler's books: (for ages 6-9 even though can be read to younger)
Cubbie Blue and His Dog Dot, Book One: Three multiracial seven-year-old boys befriend a special being, Cubbie Blue. Cubbie and his tiny dog Dot have accidently come, to their area, from an enchanted part of Antarctica. Even though Cubbie is only three inches tall and therefore appears vulnerable, he has supernatural powers; from highly evolved skills in telepathy, to making himself invisible. Throughout the series, this new friendship leads to important discoveries for both the boys and Cubbie. Cubbie and Dot learn the true meaning of friendship and how to solve small and big problems while feeling protected in their scary new environment. What’s Up With Mike? Cubbie Blue Book 2, summary: The boys and Cubbie figure out how to best make a blind friend feel at ease.
Summary: Unable to agree on their ideas about God and religious celebrations, four different ethnic tribes—Greeks, Chinese, Zulus, and Mayans—who live together harmoniously most of the year, combining aspects of each of their cultures to make their kingdom strong and prosperous, suddenly become divisive when religious holidays approach. During such times, they cannot agree on the timing or manner of religious traditions, and they each have their own god who looks and dresses as they do. When Niko, a young Greek boy, has several dreams of God, each tribe interprets the various details of his dreams according to its own view of God, further emphasizing the tribes’ differences in beliefs. Subsequently Niko is shunned for having created even more disharmony and for lying to the tribes, or so they think, as no one believes he dreamed of God. To clear up all the confusion and arrive at the truth, Niko begs God to manifest in one final dream. This time God shows him that the tribes’ beliefs are actually different expressions of the same god. Niko concludes that God is like colorless and formless iridescent light and the beliefs of all tribes about their gods are correct as these gods are like colors of the rainbow that derive from white light. http://www.amazon.com/author/randahandler The Thanksgiving Dinner Platter (Congratulations Randa for Thanksgiving Platter hitting top teens of Kindle bestsellers and super cute for people using its cover as a Thanksgiving card!)
Summary: It’s 1941, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt has just made Thanksgiving a national holiday in the United States. Takari ‘s family is coming from near and far to celebrate together. While helping her mother prepare Thanksgiving dinner eight-year-old Takari breaks a platter that belonged to her Japanese grandmother. The platter had been an important part of her father’s family heritage, used traditionally by Takari’s grandmother to serve chestnut rice on the Japanese day of thanksgiving. Angry, her mother shoos her away, telling her to go visit her best friend, Little Sparrow, whose family is Native American. He is making a special cornbread just like the one served at the first Thanksgiving dinner eaten by the pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians at Plymouth Plantation. In the process, Takari learns about the history of the holiday and that a similar day of gratitude, when people give thanks for their blessings, exists in many countries including in her father’s homeland, Japan. http://randomlyreading.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-thanksgiving-dinner-platter-by.html?spref=tw http://www.bravedaily.com/2015/11/08/thanksgiving-dinner-platter/">http://www.bravedaily.com/2015/11/08/thanksgiving-dinner-platter/bestselling Randa Handler's children's book free 4 teachers ABOUT J NICHOLAS AND CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS In 2015, Ravencrest Publishing released The Conference of the Birds, by J. Nicholas. “We would like to congratulate J Nicholas on the rave reviews for his children’s book. A modern cute twist on a classic tale. We look forward to more books by him,” shares Trent. http://www.prleap.com/pr/235858/ravencrest-publishing-releases-childrensbook Conference of the Birds (listed under the Cubbie Blue Publishing banner)
http://www.amazon.com/Conference-Birds-J-Nicholas/dp/1932824154http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/conf-of-the-birds-reflowable-j Summary: Unhappy with who they are, five unlikely friends—a raven, a canary, an owl, a parrot, and a homing pigeon—embark on a treacherous journey, eventually discovering strength in togetherness, the value of their own unique talents, and a new sense of self-worth. "This book is not only delightful, it has an important message" says Top Amazon Reviewer, Israel Drazin, writes about the Conference of the Birds, “This book with charming primitive-type pictures tells about the sky, the magical realm of the birds and the book teaches children about self-worth. Children will enjoy reading the reaction of the birds to this cryptic advice, how they interpreted it, their adventure, and how they solved their feeling that they should change.” Jessie Marie posts, “Be Yourself! Love it! This is a book that takes you on a journey with different birds. They all wish to be different from what they are. ” “Definitely a lesson in teaching young ones to just be themselves, not try to be like others. I recommend this for any parent who needs to show your child that it's okay for them to be different. Or for those teachers that need to teach this to their students.” 5.0 out of 5 stars "Unique and beautiful" posts Educator Rachel Horon, “The birds learn that about themselves in The Conference of the Birds as will young readers of this book. Each bird from the owl to the canary to the homing pigeon have a trait or a skill that they are not as fond of. My six-year old enjoyed the vibrant illustration colors and the theme of the story.” 5.0 out of 5 starsDelightful story and illustrations shares Top 500 Amazon reviewer,' "Conference of the Birds" just screamed positivity to me. The idea that we each can contribute something unique in this life is an important one for children to hear often and is related so well in this delightful story. The illustrations throughout are simply amazing and add so much to the tale. Well done.” Christiane Hitti writes, “What a very exciting story from a talented writer J.Nicholas. Conference of the birds...The story is about many colorful birds with different personalities going on a journey to find themselves, and find answers to their unhappiness... what they finally find is that real happiness is living in a community when they all rely on one another while appreciating each other's differences.The illustrations are amazingly charming, bright and very appealing to young children. I recommend this book to all parents.”