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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    You're heading down the dangerous road that leads to logic geekness.

    If you want to see whole fistfulls of these techniques in use, watch the Stephen Miller news conference about immigration reform...
    I don't know if I want to be able to lable the smarminess. Isn't it enough to just know that it is smarmy and blegh?
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    I don't know if I want to be able to lable the smarminess. Isn't it enough to just know that it is smarmy and blegh?
    I dunno. I scratch my head and say "Uhm... OK."

    But I also have to teach people how to reason, so that's where the headache gets through my fence of mental health.
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Finished the real cannibals book. Wow. It's apparently quite prevalent in nature.

    And now onto something out of my norm. An audiobook called Fever Dream, a novel by Samanta Schweblin. It's actually translated from the original Spanish (Argentina). An odd story done in a vague setting. A woman in a hospital. A child next to her, who isn't her child. And the story of how she got there. Let's give it a go!
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    "On Tyranny", by Timothy Snyder.

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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Back on the zombie train! (omg, what an awesome name for a zombie novel!)

    Listening to War of the Undead Day one (The Apocalypse crusade #1). Some cheese of the undead variety.
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    "The Breakdown" by B.A. Paris. Love it so far - creepy and good.

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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Reading the Black Jewels series no my partners. Reading Penzack and Dancing with Dragons for religious material. Been reading adult content for the fun of it. Cherise Sinclair is the bomb.
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    Listening to Scott Siggler's Earthcore. More importantly it's narrated by Ray Porter! *fan girl swoons
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Ravensbruck by Sarah Helm. It's about the only all-woman concentration camp under Himmler during WWII. Captivating so far.
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    this: https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...the-resistance

    ...having heard Antifa’s elevator pitch in person, I must acknowledge that their analysis of ingrained injustice gets more than a little bit right.
    Corporate power ought to be challenged. Racial hierarchies are deep and powerful and must be uprooted. The criminal justice system perpetuates mass incarceration while doing little – or nothing – to address police violence.

    States captured by corporate interests routinely run roughshod over democratic, Indigenous and local control of land, water and resources, as witnessed at Standing Rock. Ours has become a land of inequity and injustice aplenty.

    But in their flirtation with political violence, Antifa ends up hurting the progressive groups it stands with and claims to protect.
    They play into the cartoon-image of the left sketched by Fox News and Breitbart. Though violence may not be their dominant tactic, it is inevitably their hallmark. And though the group may not always incite violence, their presence invites it, putting others in danger.

    (snip)

    Violent tactics, even if they are only deployed sparingly and defensively, undermine the resistance, damning progressive values of freedom, equality and justice by association.
    ...pretty much sums things up for me, though given the length of the piece, I think there's some missed nuance she glossed over with her over use of imagery.
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    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
    ~~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    "We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes--one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximal freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way."
    ~~Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

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