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The Book of Death (Bourbon Kid 4)
The Book of Death (Bourbon Kid 4)
Price: 3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic finale to the Bourbon Kid series, 10 Aug 2013
A must read, this one puts the cherry on top nicely. A great little series, can't wait for the movie (a Tarantino-Rodriguez collaboration no doubt).

Authentic RDX Leather Gel Weight lifting Fitness Training Gloves Gym wb, Medium
Authentic RDX Leather Gel Weight lifting Fitness Training Gloves Gym wb, Medium
Offered by B2Fitness
Price: 13.25

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Quite Rubbish - logos peeling off, fiddly wrist-strap..., 1 Oct 2012
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I owned a pair pf RDX leather gloves in the past and was very happy with the product, its durability, look and performance. Hence when they wore out, I reinvested in some again but chose this different design.

I workout 3 x wk which is average for a regular gym-goer. After the 1st wk the RDX logo on the wrist-strap just fell off. By the end of the 2nd wk the double-bar-shaped logo on the middle knuckles are falling off too and the big 'R' in the middle of the back of the glove is peeling. And these rear of the glove don't even come into contact with weights or machine grips.

Thoroughly unimpressed and highly recommend you avoid them.

Neo G MEDICAL GRADE JUMPERS KNEE PATELLA BAND STRAP - Knee Support with 'medical quality silicon pad'
Neo G MEDICAL GRADE JUMPERS KNEE PATELLA BAND STRAP - Knee Support with 'medical quality silicon pad'
Offered by Online Sports Support Store
Price: 14.99

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but a bit itchy!, 10 July 2010
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Product arrived in very good time and was exactly as described and well packaged. The strap does help with my knee which took a battering during a skydive about 9 months ago and sustained a long-term injury. However the strap round the back of the knee does irritate the skin and could have done with maybe being a little softer round the edges. All in all very satisfied with the patella strap.

24: Season Four DVD Collection [DVD]
24: Season Four DVD Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kiefer Sutherland
Price: 9.01

8 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Simply dreadful, cliched and superficial, 1 Jun 2007
I WAS a huge fan of 24, before I sat down to watch Season 4. What rot this is. The program has sunk to the depths of representing such OTT Americano BS. Can we please have some bad guys who are NOT Middle Eastern/Arabic/Islamic for starters ?(They don't all hate the US) Can we also not have the lead charecter running around torturing innocent people willy-nilly and then spending the rest of the episodes justifying it with superficial plot-lines dripping with racial stereotypes? I get it that Keifer Sutherland is a significant contributor to the Republican Party and a supporter of GW Bush and his insane foreign policy agenda, but even as exec producer, he could have refrained from drowining this series of 24 in Republican politics (there's even a subtle anti-gay sentiment in the last few episodes with Sec Heller's son).

Scripting-wise: Too many random and tenuous episode fillers, not enough continuity from earlier episodes, too many expendable extras playing CTU agents (one per episode, who goes out with Jack on a mission and gets shot first - another 70s-style cliche), and finally what a flimsy end - felt like the bad guys actually won.

I'd give it NO stars if that was an option. My advice, 5 sounds's better - skip directly to it from 3 and lets pretend this one doesn't exist.
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Globalization and War
Globalization and War
by Tarak Barkawi
Edition: Paperback
Price: 15.71

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb indepth analysis BUT extremely biased opinions, 12 Dec 2006
This review is from: Globalization and War (Paperback)
This book is fantastic and a must have for any student of International Affairs/Politics (as I am). I even had the good forture of listening to Dr BARKAWI discuss the book in person at one of his student-group seminars.

However, the lack of a 5th star is this -

This book and therfore Dr BARKAWI's opinions in the book came across, to me, as extremely biased and one sided. As a dedicated student of International Affairs I am no fan of the Bush Govt and of American Foreign Policy as it stands today. However, as a student I also know that any such publications and opinions, especially those coming from a professor of International Affair at CAMBRIDGE, have to be unbiased while critical, and explanatory while discriptive and indepth.

Here, I feel that Dr BARKAWI was unable to hold back his emothions and personal feelings against the Bush admionistration while churning out what never-the-less is a remarkable look at the blatant and foolhardy failings of foreign policy initiatives and objectives coming our of the West, based on White House opinion that is unashamedly self-serving, unfounded and dangerously reminiscent of another infamous European administration from the early 1940s.

As mentioned above I was fortunate enough to hear Dr BARKAWI speak about his book -

1. of 'International Interconnection and Mutual Constitution' when discussing overlapping state histories

2. about the 'Clash of Modernity' between the West and Islam;

3. about 'Neoglobalization' which has come to mean 'The threat to the State'

4. the shortcomings of 'Neoliberalism', the 'internationalised power of the state'

5. the growth of modern communications technology and 'Complex Connectivity'

6. illustrations from 'The Sugar trade' and slave labour as well as 'soldiers and armies' from WW2 through to today, on the effects of globalization, and

7. ultimately the relationship between Globalization and War - 'How peaceful is Globalization' (hence the title)

The book finishes with

The conflict between the West and Islam - the presence of West in Iraq, ready to deliver their version of 'Peace and Democracy'; and

An explaination of where the 'Jihadi' originates from.

Here again, though I had a slight problem with Dr BARKAWI's apparent lack of (emotional) bias, especially his dismissive attitude towards other renowned writers and analysts in this field.

Most natable, is his dislike of the HUNTINGTON / B.LEWIS theory of the 'Clash of Civilizations', which to me seems unfounded and rushed, especially if you consider his explainations of the birth of the 'Jihadi' soldier. As I understood him, the origin lies in the historical ever-lasting conflict between Islam and The West. With this he essentially confounds all critisms of HUNTINGTON, which he spends a considerable part of Ch 5 enumerating in detail.

Finally, I was hoping and expecting one last critique from Dr BARKAWI of A.J.BACEVICH's book on the same subject, which I found to so closely mirror this book. However, there was no mention of the theories of the (premature) Western 'export' of Democracy to Iraq, of the forced and rapid transition of a Centrally planned authoritarian govt into a 'democratic' neoliberal open-market economy;

All points, in my opinion, forming the essential basis to the Iraq-debate in GLOBALIZATION & WAR.

The West Wing - Season 2 Part 2 (Episodes 12 To 22) [DVD]
The West Wing - Season 2 Part 2 (Episodes 12 To 22) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Martin Sheen
Offered by marxwax
Price: 8.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Idea Television Ever Had, 28 Dec 2003
I do believe I am the biggest West Wing fan there is alive (I kid you not). I therefore find it not a little irksome that the US is currently televising Series - 5 and I can only talk about the Series 2:2 DVD.
This program is by far the best idea television ever had. Even better was the choice of creator in Aaron Sorkin. The man is a genius (weak words for my lack of Sam's literary skills). His writing is epitomised by the final episode 'Two Cathedrals'. Watching Jed Bartlett stand in front of God and bearing it all out in Latin is by far the best TV I have ever seen. And I don't believe that any one other than Martin Sheen could pull that off. The tensions flaring in '17 People' between Toby and The President, gave me goose-bumps and the introduction of Oliver Platt as new White-House Counsel Babbish was top-notch casting.
I can't believe the Americans have no West Wing DVD's available in their shops.
Some one phone up Warner Brothers and ask them hurry up with Season 3.

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