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Sents only a few sow bitter seeds Traduction franaise – Linguee De trs nombreux exemples de phrases traduites contenant sow bitter seeds – Dictionnaire franais anglais et moteur de recherche de traductions franaises Bitter Seeds | ITVS Bitter Seeds An examination of the debate surrounding biotechnology and the future of farming Premiere Date April Length minutes Funding Initiative Open Call Award Created with Sketch International Documentary Association IDA Humanitas Documentary Award; ProducerDirector micha peled Micha Peled was born and raised in Israel and is one of the few people Bitter Seeds | Bullfrog Films Reviews Bitter Seeds is a rare opportunity to enter into the lives of third world farmers if even for a moment We see their love for the land and each other and with them we face their bitter reality Other films have told us parts of this story but Bitter Seeds shows us how GMOs are destroying an ancient way of life along with the hopes and dreams of generations of farmers Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis | LibraryThing The bitter seeds from the title could entirely be planted by those pluc. First allow me the indulgence of repeating what I said in one of my status updates on this book as it still holds true and sums up uite well how much I enjoyed the book Okay this book is AWESOME It s got a kickin pace cool ideas and likable characters even the bad guys it s a whole bucket o funIf that tells you what you need to know you can stop here Now I ll say what I really want to say which has very little and very much to do with the book at hand I finished Bitter Seeds in July 2010 and originally posted a placeholder review with a promise to write a real review when I got back from a ten day vacation Then I didn t write anything and Ceridwen got pissed so here I am posting a real review But I want you and I mean you Ceridwen to understand what happenedI finished this book in the car on the road from Sacramento to San Diego It s a good 8 9 hour drive with the kids in the minivan At the time we lived in Sacramento and were planning a move to San Diego in late 2010 or early 2011 and we were driving to San Diego to look for a place to live to tour our kids new school meet up with some old friends and hit Disneyland on the way back Hence the placeholder review Then life happened In a big wayWe went to San Diego and realized we belong there now San Diego is here I have a nervous system disorder that literally feels better in sunshine which is abundant in San Diego my kids fell in love with the Catholic school in which we wanted to enroll them my old friends in San Diego needed some people they could lean on Plus there s the fact that I got my undergrad degree at San Diego State in the mid 90 s and left my heart there err here Most importantly however was the fact that my wife and I needed a fresh start in a new place you cannot discount the importance of geography the much than symbolic effect of leaving behind the place that contains the bad memories of making new memories somewhere else where you must rely upon one another and nobody elseWe realized that our kids would be better off starting in their new school at the beginning of the school year rather than coming in mid year when they would be the new kids when all the little cliues and alliances had already formed We realized also that we had nothing to lose that as a couple and as a family we needed this move because we had to drop our baggage and run far away and the only thing stopping us was us So I told my employer I was moving and I d really like to work for them from our San Diego office and my wife told her teacher credentialing program she d like to finish her courses by correspondence My employer and my wife s school both said yes The key to getting such people to say yes to such things is convincing them that you re going to move regardless of what they say It was easy because we weren t bluffingOn or about July 10th we decided to move to San Diego ASAP and on August 16th we moved It was the second best decision we ve ever made as a couple the best being our decision to stay married in the first placeGiant tangent right Right So beyond explaining why it took me so long to write a review what does any of this have to do with Bitter Seeds In one sense nothing that s merely what was going on in my life when I read the book In another sense everything because that s what was going on in my life when I read the bookSee here s the thing And I know you know this but I m going to make it explicit just in case how you feel about a book how the book touches you what you take home from a book all that stuff it s all tied to the context of your life at the time you re reading We re each touched in different manners and degrees not merely because we each have a uniue set of neurons that fire differently but because we re coming to the party from different places in our lives My feelings about Doomsday Book for example were heavily influenced by what was happening in my life at the timeLooking back on reading Bitter Seeds some six or seven months ago and having read several books since then I have trouble recalling many specific plot points and can t recall being touched or surprised or made to think in any particular way What I can remember is having a whole heckuv a lot of fun reading the book and what I was doing at the timeMy wife and I were involved in our own private war one which we first thought was against one another but which we realized about the time I was reading Bitter Seeds was us against not us You see the seeds of victory against one another would have grown into bitter fruit had one of us won that war in the long run it would have been a defeat for both of us and for our childrenFor me then Bitter Seeds is as much about fighting the wrong war as it is about fighting Dubya Dubya Two Bitter Seeds is about going all out for victory against one enemy while failing to recognize another Bitter Seeds is about taking shortcuts that produce a victory that tastes as bitter as defeatThank God Fate Providence thank Whatever for my wife and I realizing these things before it became too late We realized the true war we were fighting was the war against failure and separation We dug up our bitter seeds and threw them out We took no shortcuts to victory in the wrong war Instead we rediscovered our love for one another our own inner courage as individuals and as a couple and our common faith and relied on those values to see us throughThink of the things that we in 21st Century Western Civilization use as shortcuts past love and courage and faith Money is the obvious example not to mention the stuff that money can buy We sometimes ironically unfortunately use relationships as a shortcut this may not be obvious but think about it think about real friendships vs the appearance of friendships true human connection vs merely going through the motionsIn Bitter Seeds both sides tried shortcuts to victory superhuman creations and supernatural visitors They lost their values Okay I know that sounds odd saying the Nazis lost their values But they did The Germanic people were supposed to be the Master Race not merely the seeds of an artificially enhanced master race And well if it s not clear to you how the Brits lost their values then I don t know how to explain itI suppose I better address some of the foreseeable objectionsI m not saying the US in the actual WWII stuck to its values terribly well we had our dark side too but we ultimately weren t held hostage by our fire bombings of civilian populations the way the Brits were held hostage by their aliens in Bitter SeedsI m also not trying to say that you must have my notions of love courage and faith in order to successfully fight your own private wars You have your own values don t shortcut themNor am I saying that if you act in accordance with your own values everything will turn out fine for you None of us can predict the future None of us can entirely avoid forces outside our control Still you will have your values and as stronger sense of who you are to fall back on Is that small consolation if your loved one is killed in a car wreck Yes abso fucking lutely it is But if that happens I have no answers for youFinally I know you re thinking that dumping all our problems in Sacramento and moving to one of the most beautiful cities in North America sure sounds like a shortcut to you All I can say is that for you maybe that would be a shortcut for us it was not It was much about leaving our shortcuts behind than where we ended up We went to San Diego because we were already pretty familiar with the area had some friends there and my employer has an office there err here I m still getting used to it My family and I moved to a gorgeous new city but we didn t shortcut the important things our love for one another our inner courage as a couple and our faith in a spiritual calling Whatever else might still go wrong with our journey together we have those things to fall back on because we didn t shortcut themSo all I m saying is that taking a shortcut around your own innate human ualities will ultimately become a longer road as you will have to fight to recover the world you have lost the values you have lost and if you re unlucky the people you have lost Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark just in case how you feel about a book how the book touches you what you take home from a book all that stuff it s all tied to the context of your life at the time you re reading We re each touched in different manners and degrees not merely because we each have a uniue set of neurons that fire differently but because we re coming to the party from different places in our lives My feelings about Doomsday Book for example were heavily influenced by what was happening in my life at the timeLooking back on reading Bitter Seeds some six or seven months ago and having read several books since then I have trouble recalling many specific plot points and can t recall being touched or surprised or made to think in any particular way What I can remember is having a whole heckuv a lot of fun reading the book and what I was doing at the timeMy wife and I were involved in our own private war one which we first thought was against one another but which we realized about the time I was reading Bitter Seeds was us against not us You see the seeds of victory against one another would have grown into bitter fruit had one of us won that war in the long run it would have been a defeat for both of us and for our childrenFor me then Bitter Seeds is as much about fighting the wrong war as it is about fighting Dubya Dubya Two Bitter Seeds is about going all out for victory against one enemy while failing to recognize another Bitter Seeds is about taking shortcuts that produce a victory that tastes as bitter as defeatThank God Fate Providence thank Whatever for my wife and I realizing these things before it became too late We realized the true war we were fighting was the war against failure and separation We dug up our bitter seeds and threw them out We took no shortcuts to victory in the wrong war Instead we rediscovered our love for one another our own inner courage as individuals and as a couple and our common faith and relied on those values to see us throughThink of the things that we in 21st Century Western Civilization use as shortcuts past love and courage and faith Money is the obvious example not to mention the stuff that money can buy We sometimes ironically unfortunately use relationships as a shortcut this may not be obvious but think about it think about real friendships vs the appearance of friendships true human connection vs merely going through the motionsIn Bitter Seeds both sides tried shortcuts to victory superhuman creations and supernatural visitors They lost their values Okay I know that sounds odd saying the Nazis lost their values But they did The Germanic people were supposed to be the Master Race not merely the seeds of an artificially enhanced master race And well if it s not clear to you how the Brits lost their values then I don t know how to explain itI suppose I better address some of the foreseeable objectionsI m not saying the US in the actual WWII stuck to its values terribly well we had our dark side too but we ultimately weren t held hostage by our fire bombings of civilian populations the way the Brits were held hostage by their aliens in Bitter SeedsI m also not trying to say that you must have my notions of love courage and faith in order to successfully fight your own private wars You have your own values don t shortcut themNor am I saying that if you act in accordance with your own values everything will turn out fine for you None of us can predict the future None of us can entirely avoid forces outside our control Still you will have your values and as stronger sense of who you are to fall back on Is that small consolation if your loved one is killed in a car wreck Yes abso fucking lutely it is But if that happens I have no answers for youFinally I know you re thinking that dumping all our problems in Sacramento and moving to one of the most beautiful cities in North America sure sounds like a shortcut to you All I can say is that for you maybe that would be a shortcut for us it was not It was much about leaving our shortcuts behind than where we ended up We went to San Diego because we were already pretty familiar with the area had some friends there and my employer has an office there err here I m still getting used to it My family and I moved to a gorgeous new city but we didn t shortcut the important things our love for one another our inner courage as a couple and our faith in a spiritual calling Whatever else might still go wrong with our I Love You Almost Always journey together we have those things to fall back on because we didn t shortcut themSo all I m saying is that taking a shortcut around your own innate human ualities will ultimately become a longer road as you will have to fight to recover the world you have lost the values you have lost and if you re unlucky the people you have lost

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Bitter Seeds

Bitter Seeds | Greenpeace Luxembourg un moment o l’Union europenne envisage d’autoriser de nouveaux OGM et de lever la tolrance zro relative la contamination OGM des semences Greenpeace et Aide l’Enfance de l’Inde montrent le novembre le documentaire Bitter Seeds dans le cadre du festival Cinma du Sud Watch Bitter Seeds Online | Vimeo On Demand on Bitter Seeds is the third part of a trilogy by director Micha Peled about globalization The first two parts were Store Wars When Wal Mart Comes to Town and China Blue In addition to Amberwar Peled follows IDFA | Trailer | Bitter Seeds YouTube International premiere at IDFA Every minutes another Indian cotton farmer commits suicide Filmmaker M Bitter Seeds by Micha Peled Films for the Earth Bitter Seeds is a very touching documentary that allows an authentic view into the desperate lives of Indian cotton farmers The film is based on good journalistic research adopting different perspectives Micha X Peled points out to a problem that has attracted little attention before However Bitter Seeds doesn't allow to draw connections to our daily lives and pre. While there s a cranky little munchkin in the back of my head vetoing the decision to give this a full 4 stars he s a hardass most of me thought this was a wonderful debut novel Despite some minor gripes I have mostly glowing complimentary things to say about the book beginning with that I can t wait for the seuel The Coldest War to come out This is a series I intend to follow as I really enjoyed this Here s a uick story rundownPLOT SUMMARYTaking place between 1939 and 1941 the story is set in the early days of an alternate version of WWII where Nazi scientists one in particular have developed the means of transforming individuals into steampunky versions of super soldiers One can walk through walls one can become invisible one is a human blowtorch etcMeanwhile the British seem to be the lone opposition to the Third Reich as the US is not actively participating and the USSR only comes into play later on Thus the Brits are forced to fight fire with fire and have recruited warlocks to invoke the assistance of demons not a correct description but on that below in the struggle against the Nazisbut such assistance comes with a terrible price The narrative switches between three main viewpoints Klaus a Nazi super solider Will a reluctant Warlock and Marsh a British agent caught between the dueling powers While significant time is spent with each of these characters it is Marsh who serves as the glue that keeps it all together THOUGHTS The Excellent 5 well deserved stars goes to the wonderfully imaginative fantasySF elements that Tregillis has created for this story Beginning with the Nazi supermen Tregillis does a marvelous job of grounding the fantastic in a process that feels authentic In addition his descriptions of the brutal horrific conditions under which the volunteers are enhanced is terrific Even impressive is Tregillis depiction of the British warlocks and thier interaction with the mysterious Idolans The Idolans are like nothing I ve seen before and are fresh original and beautifully rendered These beings are among the most interesting constructs I have come across in a while There is something Lovecraftian about them inasmuch as they are vast wholly alien and completely indefinable However they are also wholly uniue and the cosmological back story provided in the novel is brilliant and compelling The passages describing these beings and the effect on human perceptionenvironment is worth the price of the book all buy itself and in my opinion is the strongest writing in the novel The Good The story and the plot get a solid 4 stars I like the world that the author created and appreciated how he depicted the darker aspects of war and the horrendous costs imposed on both the British and the Germans for tampering with nature during the course of their struggle Hard choices are made the conseuences are severe and whether it s all worth it is left for the reader to ponder Also the use of the ravens viewpoint in transitioning between major portions of the plot was clever and very effective in showing the effect of the war on the two nations Additionally except for a few minor gripes mentioned below the prose itself is worthy of a solid 4 stars with flashes of 5 star brilliance especially when detailing the interaction with the Idolans which is just superb Tregillis is definitely a talent and someone to watch The Okay and Not So Good So a few gripes First the characterization was a little wooden and I didn t feel a real connection to any of the players for most of the story This made for a somewhat foggy reading experience as the narrative tension that the reader is supposed to feel was absent It just didn t grab me However even in this weaker aspect of the novel Tregillis shows moments of great talent For example the scene at the hospital with Marsh when his daughter is born and the final meeting between Marsh and Will are very compelling and the emotions of the characters really come through Still the lack of consistent compellingly drawn characters is the primary reason this book doesn t garner a fourth star from meApart from that my only other complaint is that the pacing at times was a tad off There were a few parts I thought were a bit plodding and some others where I wanted the author to take his time and explore the scene a little than he did Overall it wasn t bad I just thought it could have been better More Excellent I want to end on a positive note because this really is a book I recommend as the positives far outweigh the negatives I thought the end was superb and perfectly set up the story for the seuel I closed the book eager to pick up The Coldest War when it comes out next year In sum a terrific story Not just a terrific debut but a uality effort on its own merits A strong 35 stars and one that I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Gloom Town journalistic research adopting different perspectives Micha X Peled points out to a problem that has attracted little attention before However Bitter Seeds doesn't allow to draw connections to our daily lives and pre. While there s a cranky little munchkin in the back of my head vetoing the decision to give this a full 4 stars he s a hardass most of me thought this was a wonderful debut novel Despite some minor gripes I have mostly glowing complimentary things to say about the book beginning with that I can t wait for the seuel The Coldest War to come out This is a series I intend to follow as I really enjoyed this Here s a uick story rundownPLOT SUMMARYTaking place between 1939 and 1941 the story is set in the early days of an alternate version of WWII where Nazi scientists one in particular have developed the means of transforming individuals into steampunky versions of super soldiers One can walk through walls one can become invisible one is a human blowtorch etcMeanwhile the British seem to be the lone opposition to the Third Reich as the US is not actively participating and the USSR only comes into play later on Thus the Brits are forced to fight fire with fire and have recruited warlocks to invoke the assistance of demons not a correct description but on that below in the struggle against the Nazisbut such assistance comes with a terrible price The narrative switches between three main viewpoints Klaus a Nazi super solider Will a reluctant Warlock and Marsh a British agent caught between the dueling powers While significant time is spent with each of these characters it is Marsh who serves as the glue that keeps it all together THOUGHTS The Excellent 5 well deserved stars goes to the wonderfully imaginative fantasySF elements that Tregillis has created for this story Beginning with the Nazi supermen Tregillis does a marvelous uinze dias job of grounding the fantastic in a process that feels authentic In addition his descriptions of the brutal horrific conditions under which the volunteers are enhanced is terrific Even impressive is Tregillis depiction of the British warlocks and thier interaction with the mysterious Idolans The Idolans are like nothing I ve seen before and are fresh original and beautifully rendered These beings are among the most interesting constructs I have come across in a while There is something Lovecraftian about them inasmuch as they are vast wholly alien and completely indefinable However they are also wholly uniue and the cosmological back story provided in the novel is brilliant and compelling The passages describing these beings and the effect on human perceptionenvironment is worth the price of the book all buy itself and in my opinion is the strongest writing in the novel The Good The story and the plot get a solid 4 stars I like the world that the author created and appreciated how he depicted the darker aspects of war and the horrendous costs imposed on both the British and the Germans for tampering with nature during the course of their struggle Hard choices are made the conseuences are severe and whether it s all worth it is left for the reader to ponder Also the use of the ravens viewpoint in transitioning between major portions of the plot was clever and very effective in showing the effect of the war on the two nations Additionally except for a few minor gripes mentioned below the prose itself is worthy of a solid 4 stars with flashes of 5 star brilliance especially when detailing the interaction with the Idolans which is Cheating for the Chicken Man just superb Tregillis is definitely a talent and someone to watch The Okay and Not So Good So a few gripes First the characterization was a little wooden and I didn t feel a real connection to any of the players for most of the story This made for a somewhat foggy reading experience as the narrative tension that the reader is supposed to feel was absent It The Last Runaway just didn t grab me However even in this weaker aspect of the novel Tregillis shows moments of great talent For example the scene at the hospital with Marsh when his daughter is born and the final meeting between Marsh and Will are very compelling and the emotions of the characters really come through Still the lack of consistent compellingly drawn characters is the primary reason this book doesn t garner a fourth star from meApart from that my only other complaint is that the pacing at times was a tad off There were a few parts I thought were a bit plodding and some others where I wanted the author to take his time and explore the scene a little than he did Overall it wasn t bad I On Tidy Endings just thought it could have been better More Excellent I want to end on a positive note because this really is a book I recommend as the positives far outweigh the negatives I thought the end was superb and perfectly set up the story for the seuel I closed the book eager to pick up The Coldest War when it comes out next year In sum a terrific story Not Flat World Navigation just a terrific debut but a uality effort on its own merits A strong 35 stars and one that I HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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Ky English chaps I particularly liked the mix of uasi Cthulhu Eidolons as a substitute for demonic contracts and the traditional stick those wires in the brain awakenings I mention these things first because I found them fun but than that I really enjoyed the story and the characterizations I kept wanting to Bitter Seeds Milkweed Triptych couk Bitter Seeds shines in its characters about which we get to care a lot and in the style which is just superb the one novel of I would recommend to anyone who believes that speculative fiction cannot compete with literary novels FANTASY BOOK CRITIC A damned entertaining novel If Bitter Seeds is any indication of what's to come then Tregillis will have a fertile writing career How to Plant Bitter Melon with Pictures wikiHow Purchase bitter melon seeds from your local nursery or online Plant to seeds in the same hole ⁄ in mm deep in the soil Plant the bitter melon directly outside Poke a hole in the soil with your finger and drop the seeds inside Cover the hole with topsoil If you plan to plant than bitter melon plant space the holes to inches to cm apart direct. To remember for the next book uestions than anything elseAlternate history of WWII I hear it s been researched for excruciating detail I m sorry I lack the knowledge to appreciate all of itBritain has warlocks that seem to have kept themselves secret but are now eager to use their power for themselves doesn t seem like for the war effort except peripherally They have no power of their own but were trained to speak the language of powerful beings and negotiate for things in return for blood or lives The prices increase over the course of the war why was it low to begin with Did the warlocks exercise restraint and not experiment until now given free rein by the governmentNazi Germany has nutso doctor who took in orphans and experimented to create superhumans but reuire batteries and the technology is clunky The energized children have a massive case of Stockholm Syndrome DoctorchildrenHitlerGermany That would be an apologetic view for the country Why are the Eidolons so fascinated with Raybould what a name Marsh Why was Greta so intent on Agnes Who was the man with the scar from the corner of the left eye down the jaw and across the neck Who recognized Will and was tearful who recognized and was recognized by Greta who fails to shoot Marsh s leg out before the un suprise attack who kept disappearing What will happen to the new babyYaaaarrrrggghhhhhh Hanging uestionsAll are suffering in this war but the children TEH CHILDREN THINK OF THEM are suffering the most Bothers me because they can t fight back or on unless they can survive to adulthood From what I remember through the book orphans collected for experimentation the weak are killed immediately and many die in the process children are collected for safe keeping separated from parents because of limited space and resources but the location is bombed and all die the proximity of the Eidolons cause children who are vulnerable to their influence while young and open to slip into an unnatural dream state for the sake of creating warlocks orphans are usedGreta is a scary mofo Other kids were warped by the evil doc but before she was cut up before she has her prescient gift before we learn anything about her that could explain when she s a little girl in the back of a wagon she stares at a sick boy and then makes sure he diesWe see the story through Raybould Marsh but I think there s consideration given through the views of warlock William and battery powered Klaus There s nothing through Greta s eyes She s still scaryGermany and Britain are alike in using and throwing away people Brrr scarier than Greta What can the people do if the government does things secretly for the good of the cause Is it better that way so we can keep our moral outrage The scapegoat was innocent but not immediately useful and an easy disposal to keep the Milkweed operation secret The Eidolon sacrificessacrificing innocents and disguising it as terrorism or accidents because using prisoners would bring too much attention or heck not using warlockery because it s wrong to kill And then the orphans the babies isolated in an effort to create warlocks Teh children whimper


10 thoughts on “Bitter Seeds

  1. says:

    While there’s a cranky little munchkin in the back of my head vetoing the decision to give this a full 4 stars he’s a hardass most of me thought this was a wonderful debut novel Despite some minor gripes I have mostly glowing complimentary things to say about the book beginning with that I can’t wait for the seuel The Coldest War to come out This is a series I intend to follow as I really enjoyed this Here’s a uick story

  2. says:

    Rating one annoyed star of five p58I am on record around these parts as disliking books containing Majgick I have caused a slight coolness to come between myself and certain of my friends around here with my barely restrained snorts of derision at Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman and their comic book superhero storytelling ilk

  3. says:

    It's been a while since I've been so infuriated by a read I am pissed this morning after finishing Bitter Seeds because the book is so fucking u

  4. says:

    If you have to give the Nazis credit for anything note you do not have to give the Nazis credit for anything it’s their thoroughness In addition to fighting a massive war on several fronts and systematically eliminating large swaths

  5. says:

    I’m sad to tell you that this book was not for me I’m unabashedly fickle and self centered with my star ratin

  6. says:

    First allow me the indulgence of repeating what I said in one of my status updates on this book as it still holds true and sums up uite well how much I enjoyed the book Okay this book is AWESOME It's got a kickin pace cool ideas an

  7. says:

    I don't always get behind alternate histories There's something in me that screams for the truth These are definitely not the truth look in a history bookYeah that's from the guy who reads 99 fantasy books out of 100 Oh and one of my favorites is Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell though that's much magical and fairyland ish But once you change the past that just throws me off too much I don't know why Still ha

  8. says:

    To remember for the next book uestions than anything elseAlternate history of WWII I hear it's been researched for excruci

  9. says:

    I have already reviewed Bitter Seeds the remarkable first work from newly published author Ian Tregillis over here That review was not really about the book per se but about how the book had a positive influence in my life when I wa

  10. says:

    Most definitely loved this book Could not put it down The elegance in which the war was recast is impressive And the subtlety with which Treg

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