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Re: Latest book you've read
« Reply #100 on: December 08, 2017, 02:21:40 PM »
Still not reading any more of Vince Flynn, but the one I'm reading for my 'project' just had some thing interesting, at least for me --

To explain the circumstance - 1800 issue of slavery;
 "Southerners who had been saber-rattling, now returned their rhetorical blades to their scabbards, and everything calmed down.  It is hushed, indeed for the moment, concluded Jefferson to Holmes; but this is a reprieve only"...... The slavery issue would remain so volatile, in fact, that by tacit gentlemen's agreement it was not mentioned on the floor of either chamber.  Until Now [now being just prior to the Civil War], and some feel the War could have been avoided, had Congress done their job.

 Sounds like early training and continuation of Congress to me - and the 'beat goes on' -- don't do today what you can put off 'til tomorrow.
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Re: Latest book you've read
« Reply #101 on: December 10, 2017, 11:17:33 AM »
The Founders one big miss...though at the time I can understand them not wanting to undo what they just brought together, but certainly an opportunity was missed to put something in place to resolve the issue once and for all at a date certain...I would have favored repatriation back to Africa...
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Re: Latest book you've read
« Reply #102 on: December 18, 2017, 02:09:01 PM »

I recent times.

SJWs Always Double Down (Vox Day) - OK
SJWs Always Lie (Vox Day) - OK
Cuckservative (Vox Day) - OK.
The Cave and the Light, audiobook,  about Plato vs. Aristotle. Good.
Zero to One (Thiel) - audiobook. Good. better than expected.
The Missionaries (Owen Stanley) -OK satire against PC
The Promethean (Owen Stanley) -Good. satire against PC

The New Leviathan (David Horowitz) - the ratio of liberal to conservative foundation money is about 10 to 1.
Hitlerland - first hand contemporaneous accounts of people who met Hitler way back when. Very good.

Backlisted by History - about Joe McCarthy. Audiobook. Great!
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Re: Latest book you've read
« Reply #103 on: December 18, 2017, 02:14:33 PM »
I'll have to add that one to my list.

I've just downloaded "Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook" and "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance".

Should keep me occupied for a while.

I read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance long ago. I kept seeing it  in some book lists about software quality so I finally bought it. I really understood what the guy was saying. By the end of the book I wondered if that meant I was crazy.  The author is a Minnesota boy. His dad was a law prof.
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Re: Latest book you've read
« Reply #104 on: December 18, 2017, 03:27:49 PM »
The Founders one big miss...though at the time I can understand them not wanting to undo what they just brought together, but certainly an opportunity was missed to put something in place to resolve the issue once and for all at a date certain...I would have favored repatriation back to Africa...

Interesting piece of research in my 'project' [ might be long, but who'd a thonk it ???];
According to colonial records, -- the first slave owner in the United States {'colonies 1655'} was a black man - Anthony Johnson.
His story -  A negro from modern day Angola - he was brought to the US to work on a tobacco farm as an indentured servant, in 1619.  In 1622 he was almost killed when Powhatan Indians attacked the farm.  52 of the 57 people on the farm perished.  He later married a female black servant and later [date unknown] was released from his indentured status, sometime by1645.  By 1651 he held 250 acres and five black indentured servants.  In 1654 it was time for Anthony to release John Casor one of his black indentured servants.  Instead he told Casor he was extending his time.  Casor left and became employed by the free white man Robert Parker.  Johnson sued Parker in the Northhampton Court in 1654.  The court ruled in 1655 that Johnson could hold Casor indefinitely, giving judicial sanction for blacks to own slaves of their own race.  Thus Casor became the first permanent slave and Johnson the first slave owner .  Whites could not legally hold a black servant as an indefinite slave until 1670.  The colonial assembly passed legislation that year permitting whites, blacks and Indians the right to own blacks as slaves.
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Re: Latest book you've read
« Reply #105 on: December 18, 2017, 05:00:25 PM »
That is interesting, rb.
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Re: Latest book you've read
« Reply #106 on: December 19, 2017, 06:58:04 AM »
Wow, so...a black man started the chain reaction of the ownership of humans in North America...

So, they owe reparations...to themselves!   ::hysterical::

Congratulations, it's called "employment".   ::laughonfloor::
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Re: Latest book you've read
« Reply #107 on: December 19, 2017, 07:03:29 AM »
As far as books go, started working thorough some light reading...

Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson, about half way through.  Pretty detailed, interesting dude, gifted with many talents...though I care not for his personal habits, but I admire his artistic, scientific and mechanical genius.

First Founding Father, Richard Henry Lee and the Call to Independence by Harlow Giles Unger

Grant by Ron Chernow

Churchill by Roy Jenkins
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Re: Latest book you've read
« Reply #108 on: December 19, 2017, 08:36:33 PM »
A friend lent me a book for my project and unfortunately it's filled with great info, but I can't highlight it.  So I ordered my own copy and now am waiting.  Good thing it's of a different era than the time I'm working on now so not in a hurry.  Earlier today worked on the Higginson group of 6 ships with the flagship 'Lyons Whelp', that brought supplies along with armament and powder.  Up to the 'Winthrop Fleet", 11 ships sailing to different ports on the Eastern seaboard.   Today finished the passenger list of 793 for all the ships, now starting on those 200+ that lost their lives.  Bottom line - what an undertaking those brave of crazy souls, that risk it all coming to the 'New World" - gives me less patience for those prima donnas today in congress crying over their 'paper cuts' and having to put in 137 days a year.
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Re: Latest book you've read
« Reply #109 on: December 20, 2017, 06:47:46 AM »
A friend lent me a book for my project and unfortunately it's filled with great info, but I can't highlight it.  So I ordered my own copy and now am waiting.  Good thing it's of a different era than the time I'm working on now so not in a hurry.  Earlier today worked on the Higginson group of 6 ships with the flagship 'Lyons Whelp', that brought supplies along with armament and powder.  Up to the 'Winthrop Fleet", 11 ships sailing to different ports on the Eastern seaboard.   Today finished the passenger list of 793 for all the ships, now starting on those 200+ that lost their lives.  Bottom line - what an undertaking those brave of crazy souls, that risk it all coming to the 'New World" - gives me less patience for those prima donnas today in congress crying over their 'paper cuts' and having to put in 137 days a year.

Same dynamic at play among our so-called "poor" in this nation, not picking on the legitimately struggling mind you, but you want to see "poor", go overseas!

People today have no idea how hard life really was or can be.

Way things are going though, people are going to rediscover it...the hard way.
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Re: Latest book you've read
« Reply #110 on: December 20, 2017, 08:28:06 PM »
Rereading 'The Devil's Delusion, Atheism & It's Scientific Pretensions', by [non-Christian] David Berlinski - in which he obliterates anti-Christian science mumbo-jumbo as a pseudo-basis for argumentation.

On Darwin:
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Susppicions about Darwin's theory arise for two reasons. The first: the theory makes little sense. The second: it is supported by little evidence.

On computer models simulating Natural Selection (and, by extrapolation, Climate Change):
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What these computer experiments do reveal is a principle far more penetrating that any that Darwin ever offered:

There is a sucker born every minute.

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Re: Latest book you've read
« Reply #111 on: December 20, 2017, 09:28:23 PM »
Rereading 'The Devil's Delusion, Atheism & It's Scientific Pretensions', by [non-Christian] David Berlinski - in which he obliterates anti-Christian science mumbo-jumbo as a pseudo-basis for argumentation.

On Darwin:
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Susppicions about Darwin's theory arise for two reasons. The first: the theory makes little sense. The second: it is supported by little evidence.

On computer models simulating Natural Selection (and, by extrapolation, Climate Change):
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What these computer experiments do reveal is a principle far more penetrating that any that Darwin ever offered:

There is a sucker born every minute.



I may read this.
BTW, David Berlinski has a daughter Claire Berlinski who wrote a very good piece recently
https://www.the-american-interest.com/2017/12/06/the-warlock-hunt/
The Warlock Hunt.
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Re: Latest book you've read
« Reply #112 on: December 20, 2017, 09:41:12 PM »

BTW, David Berlinski has a daughter Claire Berlinski who wrote a very good piece recently
https://www.the-american-interest.com/2017/12/06/the-warlock-hunt/
The Warlock Hunt.

Thanks - just pasted it into Word to save when I can tackle it over the break.  :D
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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but of power & of love and of calm, a well-balanced mind, discipline and self-control.