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« Reply #1400 on: February 21, 2016, 11:35:17 pm »
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The Almost Nearly Perfect People:  The Myth Behind the Scandinavian Utopia

http://www.amazon.com/The-Almost-Nearly-Perfect-People/dp/0224089625

I mean... Minnesota is not Scandinavia... but many of hte cultural tendrils are still guiding the culture in MN so I kinda know a lot of what is already being said... but it's a good read.
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« Reply #1401 on: February 22, 2016, 04:56:44 am »
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Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West by Don Lopez. Great read by who's apparently a great guy.
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« Reply #1402 on: February 22, 2016, 08:19:57 am »
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Richard Nixon's Memoires.
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« Reply #1403 on: February 22, 2016, 07:08:05 pm »
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Richard Nixon's Memoires.
Are you related to Xahar?
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« Reply #1404 on: February 26, 2016, 05:22:36 am »
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Władysław Szpilman, "The Pianist"

It became a basis for Polański's movie, as you probably might have guessed.
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« Reply #1405 on: February 26, 2016, 06:48:42 am »
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Richard Nixon's Memoires.
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No, who ever that is.
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« Reply #1406 on: February 26, 2016, 06:57:39 am »
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It's a nom de guerre of a notorious Bangladeshi insurgent, aiming at violently overthrowing Sheikh Hasina's government.
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« Reply #1407 on: February 27, 2016, 09:23:08 am »
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Kurt Vonnegut's "Jailbird"
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« Reply #1408 on: February 28, 2016, 05:42:36 am »
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I had two two and a half hour flights and Inferno by Dan Brown fit in nicely.
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2016 PVI map of the Electoral College, with each state's size proportional to its vote in the EC. Grey states are even (PVI 0 or 1), pale states are lean-likely (PVI 2 through 5), dark states are solid (PVI 6 or more).
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« Reply #1409 on: March 03, 2016, 09:32:12 pm »
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Picked up "The Roots of Evil" by Christopher Hibbert. Any good?
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« Reply #1410 on: March 11, 2016, 05:46:39 pm »
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Joseph Heller, Good as Gold
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« Reply #1411 on: March 11, 2016, 09:44:27 pm »
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Robert Reich's Saving Capitalism
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« Reply #1412 on: March 11, 2016, 10:05:53 pm »
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I just finished up Why the Right Went Wrong by E.J. Dionne. It's an ideologically slanted but comprehensive overview of how the Republican Party got where they are today.
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« Reply #1413 on: March 11, 2016, 10:11:11 pm »
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I just finished up Why the Right Went Wrong by E.J. Dionne. It's an ideologically slanted but comprehensive overview of how the Republican Party got where they are today.

"Where the Right Went Wrong" by Pat Buchanan wasn't enough!? Tongue
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« Reply #1414 on: March 11, 2016, 10:36:59 pm »
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I just finished up Why the Right Went Wrong by E.J. Dionne. It's an ideologically slanted but comprehensive overview of how the Republican Party got where they are today.

"Where the Right Went Wrong" by Pat Buchanan wasn't enough!? Tongue

I might have to try "how," "when," and "what" next.
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« Reply #1415 on: March 19, 2016, 03:48:45 pm »
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« Reply #1416 on: March 23, 2016, 06:24:53 pm »
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« Reply #1417 on: March 24, 2016, 10:09:56 am »
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Karl Barth, The Humanity of God. 'The HUMANITY of God?!' one of my floormates cried at one point earlier this semester. 'That's a strange title for a book!' She is in her fourth semester of seminary. You'd think she'd grok the Incarnation by now.
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« Reply #1418 on: March 25, 2016, 05:54:16 pm »
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« Reply #1419 on: March 27, 2016, 10:30:42 pm »
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Doing a partial reread of The Birth of Tragedy for a paper.
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« Reply #1420 on: April 15, 2016, 09:28:44 am »
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A good read so far, and the first of Spong's books I've ever opened. I think he overstates his premise, but there do seem to be some genuine nuggets of golden insight.

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What will happen if a hen impregnates an asteroid? Certainly, this will result in a snow storm over the Canary Islands, which will guarantee an FDP landslide in the next Nigerian election. Do you get me?
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« Reply #1421 on: April 16, 2016, 07:56:39 am »
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Just finished:



Now I started this:

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« Reply #1422 on: April 25, 2016, 10:57:30 am »
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« Reply #1423 on: May 01, 2016, 07:42:25 am »
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Read that ages ago. Thoughts?
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« Reply #1424 on: May 01, 2016, 10:42:00 am »
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The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz.  It's a great book about the flimsy scientific data used to prop up the idea that saturated fat causes obesity and heart disease, which is now accepted as gospel truth.  I'm reading it to kill time on the Sabbath just because I can.  If SDAs can present its pro-vegetarian health info on the Sabbath, then there's no reason they can't read health books during that time.

I'm also trying to spend the Sabbath hours reading Did God Kill Jesus, which is supposedly a critique of penal substitution, but I currently have that on hold until I finish with Teicholz.
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