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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1400 on: December 26, 2017, 08:55:35 PM »
^ Shows how screwy the "definitions" have become in the MSM, and why it's done this way.  Love of freedom is where true liberalism comes from.  That's what it is.  (Which, btw, makes it the real enemy of the MSM gang, and why the "liberal" side of it has become so intentionally ridiculous and unbelievable while FOX and the rest are acting to damage and destroy the word itself.)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1401 on: December 26, 2017, 11:38:56 PM »
I'm reading about Jeremy Iron's 400 year-old Irish castle Kilco.

Living in a historical treasure is an enormous pain in the ass...Bigly....

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1402 on: December 27, 2017, 01:10:30 AM »
Broke people who are extremely patriotic (love of guns, bible and freedom) tend to be republican.

Read "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis." by Robert Putnam

No thanks. Like Vince Goodrum, I'm no socialist.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1403 on: December 27, 2017, 05:34:36 AM »
No thanks. Like Vince Goodrum, I'm no socialist.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1404 on: December 28, 2017, 10:35:22 AM »
Other books:




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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1405 on: December 28, 2017, 07:16:24 PM »
Not the most exciting but educational and informational.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1406 on: December 29, 2017, 06:53:45 PM »
I bought my dad Conversations on Consciousness by Susan Blackmore, and tried to read it before I gave it to him for Christmas. I didn't really come close to finishing but I'm looking forward to starting again when he's done with it. It's an easy book to read which gives you the perspectives of various experts exploring this mystery. I'm now reading Liberty In The Age Of Terror by A.C. Grayling. I'm a fan of his writing and I'll begin his book on the life of Descartes when I'm finished with this one.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1407 on: January 11, 2018, 07:11:42 AM »
 About to start reading Fatwa by Pamela Geller.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1408 on: February 09, 2018, 09:26:39 AM »
Just finished "Chernobyl Prayer" by Svetlana Alexievich. It is a collection of monologues from survivors of the disaster and those involved in the disaster relief. A pretty harrowing read and gives a great insight into the Belarusian/Russian psyche.

It was so good infact, that I am jumping straight into her book on the Russian's experience in Afghanistan "Boys in Zinc".

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1409 on: February 09, 2018, 03:26:26 PM »
Read Martin Amis' 'Lionel Asbo.' Guy's smart, a capable writer, but his books are going downhill, despite critic's lauds. Avoid. Reading Natsuo Kirino's 'Grotesque.' Kinda talky, lateral - not sure if lack of narrative is author-ish or translator-ish.   

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1410 on: February 10, 2018, 10:47:59 AM »
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Thanks man, a really timely reminder of this guy's genius - I just went ahead and ordered this on Amazon, because this week, when the New Horizon probe sent back that latest picture of Earth from 3.79 billion miles (6.12 billion kilometers, or 40.9 astronomical units) away

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-horizons-captures-record-breaking-images-in-the-kuiper-belt

it overtook the famous 'Pale Blue Dot' photo, famously used by Sagan to propound on the true physical (and perhaps a touch metaphysical) scale of the vastness of creation....

I expect this to be a good read - thanks again...

And I'll just leave this here for those of you that have a spare few minutes   8)



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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1411 on: February 13, 2018, 05:18:53 AM »
Ursula Le Guin. October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018.

You will die. You will not live forever. Nor will any man nor any thing. Nothing is immortal. But only to us is it given to know that we must die. And that is a great gift: the gift of selfhood. For we have only what we know we must lose, what we are willing to lose… That selfhood which is our torment, and our treasure, and our humanity, does not endure. It changes it is gone, a wave on the sea. Would you have the sea grow still and the tides cease, to save one wave, to save yourself?

We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art - the art of words.

When women speak truly they speak subversively — they can’t help it: if you’re underneath, if you’re kept down, you break out, you subvert. We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains. That’s what I want – to hear you erupting. You young Mount St Helenses who don’t know the power in you – I want to hear you.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1412 on: February 13, 2018, 02:25:08 PM »
Ursula Le Guin. October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018.

You will die. You will not live forever. Nor will any man nor any thing. Nothing is immortal. But only to us is it given to know that we must die. And that is a great gift: the gift of selfhood. For we have only what we know we must lose, what we are willing to lose… That selfhood which is our torment, and our treasure, and our humanity, does not endure. It changes it is gone, a wave on the sea. Would you have the sea grow still and the tides cease, to save one wave, to save yourself?

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We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art - the art of words.

When women speak truly they speak subversively — they can’t help it: if you’re underneath, if you’re kept down, you break out, you subvert. We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains. That’s what I want – to hear you erupting. You young Mount St Helenses who don’t know the power in you – I want to hear you.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1413 on: February 13, 2018, 06:12:24 PM »
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Just quotes to ponder, Taff! Some might make a distinction between the 'free market' ideal of capitalism and how it actually exists in reality, and in many countries today, the struggles young women face are very real. If I ever have a daughter then I hope she's volcanic, not voiceless.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1414 on: February 17, 2018, 11:46:27 AM »
Ursula Le Guin. October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018.

You will die. You will not live forever. Nor will any man nor any thing. Nothing is immortal. But only to us is it given to know that we must die. And that is a great gift: the gift of selfhood. For we have only what we know we must lose, what we are willing to lose… That selfhood which is our torment, and our treasure, and our humanity, does not endure. It changes it is gone, a wave on the sea. Would you have the sea grow still and the tides cease, to save one wave, to save yourself?

We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art - the art of words.

When women speak truly they speak subversively — they can’t help it: if you’re underneath, if you’re kept down, you break out, you subvert. We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains. That’s what I want – to hear you erupting. You young Mount St Helenses who don’t know the power in you – I want to hear you.
I like this, especially the last part.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1415 on: February 17, 2018, 11:58:22 AM »
Would absolutely love to read more... I just can't quiet my mind..

Even with a very interesting book.. my mind drifts, wanders and is constantly so focused on the other 10000 things going on in my life every day that I have no idea what I just read even after 1 paragraph..


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1416 on: March 28, 2018, 03:42:05 PM »
Would absolutely love to read more... I just can't quiet my mind..

Even with a very interesting book.. my mind drifts, wanders and is constantly so focused on the other 10000 things going on in my life every day that I have no idea what I just read even after 1 paragraph..


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This is my every day. Not a unique characteristic. If it is a serious, and serially/ continuously cognitive, debilitating condition please contact a physician and ask for a specific referral. Catching something(!) early is so important, but hey, reading isn't for everybody. Maybe, your brain is more hard-wired for movies? That's a great narrative, too. Enjoy life.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1417 on: March 28, 2018, 04:14:32 PM »
Thanks man, a really timely reminder of this guy's genius - I just went ahead and ordered this on Amazon, because this week, when the New Horizon probe sent back that latest picture of Earth from 3.79 billion miles (6.12 billion kilometers, or 40.9 astronomical units) away

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-horizons-captures-record-breaking-images-in-the-kuiper-belt

it overtook the famous 'Pale Blue Dot' photo, famously used by Sagan to propound on the true physical (and perhaps a touch metaphysical) scale of the vastness of creation....

I expect this to be a good read - thanks again...

And I'll just leave this here for those of you that have a spare few minutes   8)






Thanks for posting

All fascinating subject
Great links.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1418 on: March 30, 2018, 01:43:03 PM »

Thanks for posting

All fascinating subject
Great links.

You are very welcome my friend  :)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1419 on: April 01, 2018, 03:56:48 AM »
Just spent a small fortune ordering John Mikhail's Elements of Moral Cognition: Rawls' Linguistic Analogy and the Cognitive Science of Moral and Legal Judgment. I've wanted it for a while after reading his research paper on the subject, along with Rawls's work. Looking forward to blocking Xhamster and Getbig for a week when it arrives.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1420 on: May 06, 2018, 10:48:18 AM »
I ordered a cheap secondhand edition of Terrorism And The Constitution last week. Opened it today to find it in perfect condition, and with a personalised message written inside by the author, addressed to 'his mentor'. Thought that was quite cool.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1421 on: May 07, 2018, 09:18:57 AM »
Just spent a small fortune ordering John Mikhail's Elements of Moral Cognition: Rawls' Linguistic Analogy and the Cognitive Science of Moral and Legal Judgment. I've wanted it for a while after reading his research paper on the subject, along with Rawls's work. Looking forward to blocking Xhamster and Getbig for a week when it arrives.

My head hurts reading that.... God Bless anyone that can understand a paragraph of that book... wish I could

https://books.google.com/books/about/Elements_of_Moral_Cognition.html?id=qRvLKCIdxLUC&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button#v=onepage&q&f=false

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1422 on: May 07, 2018, 03:11:27 PM »
My head hurts reading that.... God Bless anyone that can understand a paragraph of that book... wish I could

https://books.google.com/books/about/Elements_of_Moral_Cognition.html?id=qRvLKCIdxLUC&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button#v=onepage&q&f=false

It is complex; Mikhail has been incredibly meticulous in his analysis. You'd definitely need to be interested in this stuff and have some framework of understanding from reading the authors he mentions to benefit from it. I haven't finished the book, but I first read his particular research when I learned of the Great Ape Project, and wanted to explore how one could argue in favour of its aims. I am one of these dorks who finds the subjects of rights and legal theory interesting, though.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1423 on: May 07, 2018, 05:24:24 PM »
Would absolutely love to read more... I just can't quiet my mind..

Even with a very interesting book.. my mind drifts, wanders and is constantly so focused on the other 10000 things going on in my life every day that I have no idea what I just read even after 1 paragraph..


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Find the right thing, and it'll turn the other way around for you.  You'll read it at the exclusion of everything else, for a nice change, and you'll feel like a new man when it's done. 

Consider yourself lucky that most stuff doesn't rise to that level for you, requiring you to look hard for it.   Otherwise, you'd be just another Hollywood-watching weirdo with splatted refried brains.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1424 on: May 12, 2018, 05:16:05 AM »
I've been re-reading the Ben Coes books.