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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    this reminds me of my freshman literature class, in which i wrote an essay on An American Tragedy based solely on classroom discussion and managed a B.
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    at the time i read it, i thought tale of two cities was the best book i had ever read. after some separation from the immediate effect of the book, i would still put it in my top 3 for sure.

    as...
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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    that's dikkens with two k's, the well-known dutch author
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    jack london can really tell a story. i got physically cold reading to build a fire.
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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    7) farenheit 451 (there you go, austin)
    8) slaughterhouse five

    (these are still in no particular order, by the way)

    i started to add the godfather, but then i decided no book should be on this...
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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    i must confess i have never read hardy or heinlein (except maybe a couple of hardy's short stories). i'll have to add them both to my list.
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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    i want to replace #7 with i, robot. if you are only going to read one thing by asimov, that needs to be it.
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    dude, the beginning of that book was pure torture. like watching breakfast at tiffany's with french voice-overs and a blindfold. i don't hate myself enough to try that again.
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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    the next few:
    1) lord of the flies
    2) harry potter series (you can probably buy it all in a single volume)
    3) sherlock holmes -- entire collection (the one i read was in a single volume...
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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    my 10 every man should read -- 1st draft for consideration/discussion among the committee (in no particular order):
    1) mere christianity (even if you're not a christian)
    2) huckleberry finn (or...
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    Re: Presidential Election 2020

    my point is it was foolish to try.
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    Re: Presidential Election 2020

    i didn't say anything about facts.

    i agree, but i'm talking about how the tech companies went out of their way to convince everyone there was nothing to see.
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    Re: What are you reading currently?

    i didn't have the patience for that book, but i loved that other fishing story he wrote (old man and the sea). i'm not going to try to slog through the whole book to find the fishing interlude --...
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    Re: Presidential Election 2020

    re-read the whole thing. i wasn't proven wrong. suppression of information fueled this thing just as much as the rhetoric. the rhetoric by itself was too lame to survive on its own.
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    Re: President Trump

    as much as i would love for trump to be barred from future federal office, i just don't see compelling evidence that he incited the riots. maybe i missed something, but everything i've seen just...
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    Re: President Trump

    i love the idea of ranked voting, and i think it is the only practical way to get to a multi-party system, but how do we get there when the major parties know that would be the end of their monopoly?
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    Re: President Trump

    more (viable) parties would force that, no?
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    Re: What are you listening to Today?

    this one's fun (don't believe me just watch)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1F0lBnsnkE&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: What is Systemic Racism?

    guisslapp in a nutshell.
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    Re: What are you listening to Today?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR1-9Qes34v3ePfLl_e6WXA7WteS-8qMkpQ3eXOVeA3eXrOawzR5UPnmLBg&v=-cUz-zAATNI&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: What are you listening to Today?

    it's like you snuck a microphone into my shower...
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    Re: History of LaTech helmets

    the T-state logo looked better on the helmets without the blue outline on the T.
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    Re: What is Systemic Racism?

    right plan; wrong reason...
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    Re: Presidential Election 2020

    dostoevsky.
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    Re: Comments That Don't Warrant A Thread

    never.

    ever read old threads and wonder how some young know-it-all managed to hijack your account and post on here without you knowing it?

    me neither...
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