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    “White Awareness: Handbook for Anti-Racism Training”

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    What bothers me, is that this book was written in 1978. Seems like not much as changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    I enjoyed James McFarlane's
    On it, thanks.

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    If I remember correctly first heard of this book when happynz posted about it on Ajarn Forum years ago. I finally got around to reading it after finding it in a discount book catalog I receive. Released in 2007 during the Bush Jr. years it is still on point today. IMO helps explain Trumptardism as well. The book is a cracker...and right on the money.



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    Thanks for the tip.

    I'm now reading one of Stephen King's latest, Outsider.

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    What book are you reading right now?-20200421_211924-1-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Another dead on accurate book that's making my blood boil.



    bsnub likes to go on about lemmings and oligarchs. Read Chapter 4 of this book snub and tell me who the lemmings are. Has to do with oligarch sports team owners and the lemming fans who subsidize them.
    Just ordered it as well as Deer Hunting With Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper View Post
    Just ordered it as well as Deer Hunting With Jesus.
    Good reads...I think you'll like them. Just started on this one...not the audio book though. I had my own pic of this book somewhere but can't locate it ATM.


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    Been sitting next to my bed for more than a year...its time has come.

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    I had the Skids "In to the valley" on coloured vinyl, sadly it went out with my whole punk collection after i left home - bless her, there was some real collectors stuff £'000 now looking back.


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    ^^ Now worth about 20 - 30 quid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoganInParasite View Post
    Been sitting next to my bed for more than a year...its time has come.

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    A quote from the book

    "The experience was not entirely mystical: on Apollo 8’s epic flight to the dark side of the moon, the one that captured the famous image of “Earthrise”, Borman also became the first astronaut to vomit and suffer diarrhoea: the crew had to chase the floating globules of vomit and faeces with paper towels. Crewmate Bill Anders described one globule “shimmering and pulsating in three dimensions … in some kind of complex fluid vibrations made possible in zero gravity”. It was the size of a tennis ball, and it splashed on to
    Jim Lovell."
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    Enjoying this at the moment.

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    Life in Russia under the Bolsheviks.

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    Just finished The Room Where It Happened by former National Security Advisor to Trump, John Bolton.

    Have not read a White House biography before.

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    Very interesting to get the low down on how things work.

    Especially interesting since Bolton has served under the last 3 republican presidents and is able to contrast their approaches authentically.

    The book gets more heavily critical of Trump in the 2nd half. The most worrying aspects of the account are the apparent complete replacement of national-interest strategic thinking with self-interested political re-election-oriented manoeuvring, the short attention span, volatile position changing on crucial matters of strategic security and the refusal to take advice from people who are much more experienced in complex matters of state and foreign affairs.

    Interesting times between now and November for sure.

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    Sounds entertaining

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    the refusal to take advice from people who are much more experienced in complex matters of state and foreign affairs.
    Say what you want about Trump, but that he refuses to take advice from Bolton, seems ...........kind of .............sane.

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    J. Edgar was a real piece of work...



    Quote from the Prologue:

    "For the habitual truth-teller and truth-seeker, indeed, the world has very little liking. He is always unpopular, and not infrequently his unpopularity is so excessive that it endangers his life . . . In no field can he count upon a friendly audience, and freedom from assault. Especially in the United States is his whole enterprise viewed with bilious eye. The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth."

    __ H.L. Mencken

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    What book are you reading right now?-9781895837186-jpg

    In 1960, 18-year-old Wayne Carlson was convicted for stealing cars, and spent his twenties and thirties in penetentiaries and prisons across Canada and the U.S. But Carlson was no ordinary inmate -- what set him apart was his penchant for escaping from captivity. From Saskatchewan to Vermont, Carlson broke out of jail 13 times, making him the most-escaped prisoner in modern North American history. More than just a skillful escape artist, ever since gaining his freedom in 1998, Carlson has become one of Canada's most respected activists for prison reform. He is a member of the Samaritans of Southern Alberta and a founding member of The Prison Sams Program, a group that brings attention to the correlation between prison and suicide.
    Lang may yer lum reek...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Thanks for the tip.

    I'm now reading one of Stephen King's latest, Outsider.

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    Don't be fooled by the first 2 episodes of the series, the rest of it's utter garbage.

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    'Jim Thompson The Unsolved Mystery' by William Warren.

    An interesting story in itself but what's more interesting for me is the background information about his life.
    It illuminates the Thailand of the thirties, forties, fifties and sixties - the politics, the expatriates in Bangkok, the culture of the times etc etc.
    Which for someone learning about such things from a very limited base is fascinating.

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    This arrived in the post yesterday...


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    I just finished Narcos Mexico (the best show ever)
    So I picked up this book El Narco. All about the Mexican drug cartels. So far it's great

    Just finished re reading The Fall of Berlin by Antony beevor. It's the best ww2 book. The red army didn't let any kraut off. They even raped 70 year old women. It's so interesting to get the detailed history of this. Nazis vs Soviets was the most savage conflict in human history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Sounds entertaining



    Say what you want about Trump, but that he refuses to take advice from Bolton, seems ...........kind of .............sane.
    He hired the sick whoor

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre. Really good read so far.
    10/10 book

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    A long time ago, when I was in the second year of secondary school, our maths teacher introduced us to a little bit of history and a man called Jakow Trachtenberg. After a brief history of his life, including time in a Nazi concentration camp, he went on to explain some of the Trachtenberg system of arithmetic, which he devised during his imprisonment.

    I still remember some of the arithmetic checks and was asked recently where I learnt them as they were not familiar with such trickery. I had a quick search, based on memories and lo and behold his book is now in pdf form, free on the internet.

    https://drtayeb.files.wordpress.com/...erg-system.pdf

    Fascinating stuff if anyone is interested. It changed many a schoolboy's attitude to maths when I was a kid.

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    And Penguins Stopped Play by Harry Thompson

    a well written travelogue of a group of English village cricketers as they tour every continent for a game or two of cricket. Exceedingly well written, a little quirky and quite funny at times. Recognize more than a few characters in the book, including Anul who will protect his average instead of running singles even at the cost of the game.

    Probably only cricketers will find it interesting.
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