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Kanilina
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Founded: Apr 09, 2021
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Kanilina » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:43 am

Blargoblarg wrote:I'm now re-reading Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey.
Yes! A very good book to re-read!

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Blargoblarg
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Blargoblarg » Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:11 am

I'm now re-reading The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey.
"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." -Dom Helder Camara
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Pax Nerdvana
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Capitalizt

Postby Pax Nerdvana » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:30 am

Mars by Ben Bova
The Internet killed gun control.
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"The universe did never make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract."
-Robert Heinlein

"Affordability
Suitability (.22LR for squirrels, bigger .22s for long range little things, and big-bore for legal hunting reasons, etc)
Ammunition supply-chain (6.5x55 Swede and .303 British, although available, isn't exactly everywhere)
If it's ugly, uncomfortable, and can't shoot straight, but it accomplishes the above, then it's either a Mosin or a Hi-Point."
-Hurtful Thoughts on stuff you want in a gun

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The Grene Knyght
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Grene Knyght » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:35 am

Love and Other Thought Experiments, Sophie Ward
     
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Socialist Women wrote:Part of the reason you're an anarchist is because you ate too much expired food.
Claorica wrote:Go burn down Berkeley again.
What I'm Reading
2015 - x=-8.75, y=-6.56
2016 - x=-8.88, y=-9.54
2017 - x=-9.63, y=-9.90
2018 - x=-9.88, y=-9.23
2019 - x=-10.0, y=-9.90
2020 - x=-10.0, y=-10.0
PRO: Socialism, Communism, Internationalism, Revolution, Leninism.
NEUTRAL: Anarchism, Marxism-Leninism.
ANTI: Capitalism, Liberalism, Nationalism, Fascists, Hyper-Sectarian Leftists.
Portal Nationalist | Proletarian Moralist

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Hubub
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Rereading for at least the 5th time

Postby Hubub » Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:27 pm

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

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The New California Republic
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The New California Republic » Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:21 am

Opposition in the GDR under Honecker 1971-1985 by Roger Woods.
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The Irradiated Wasteland of The New California Republic: depicting the expanded NCR, several years after the total victory over Caesar's Legion, and the annexation of New Vegas and its surrounding areas.

White-collared conservatives flashing down the street
Pointing their plastic finger at me
They're hoping soon, my kind will drop and die
But I'm going to wave my freak flag high
Wave on, wave on
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The Grene Knyght
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Grene Knyght » Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:48 am

Blindsight, Peter Watts
     
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Socialist Women wrote:Part of the reason you're an anarchist is because you ate too much expired food.
Claorica wrote:Go burn down Berkeley again.
What I'm Reading
2015 - x=-8.75, y=-6.56
2016 - x=-8.88, y=-9.54
2017 - x=-9.63, y=-9.90
2018 - x=-9.88, y=-9.23
2019 - x=-10.0, y=-9.90
2020 - x=-10.0, y=-10.0
PRO: Socialism, Communism, Internationalism, Revolution, Leninism.
NEUTRAL: Anarchism, Marxism-Leninism.
ANTI: Capitalism, Liberalism, Nationalism, Fascists, Hyper-Sectarian Leftists.
Portal Nationalist | Proletarian Moralist

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The Macabees
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Founded: Antiquity
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Postby The Macabees » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:55 am

Thomas S. Burns, Rome and the Barbarians, 100 B.C. - A.D. 400

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Disgraces
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Disgraces » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:56 am

Los miserables

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Elwher
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Capitalizt

Postby Elwher » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:21 am

J N Chaney - Sentenced To War
CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.
Ambrose Bierce

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The Grene Knyght
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Grene Knyght » Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:32 pm

This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
     
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Socialist Women wrote:Part of the reason you're an anarchist is because you ate too much expired food.
Claorica wrote:Go burn down Berkeley again.
What I'm Reading
2015 - x=-8.75, y=-6.56
2016 - x=-8.88, y=-9.54
2017 - x=-9.63, y=-9.90
2018 - x=-9.88, y=-9.23
2019 - x=-10.0, y=-9.90
2020 - x=-10.0, y=-10.0
PRO: Socialism, Communism, Internationalism, Revolution, Leninism.
NEUTRAL: Anarchism, Marxism-Leninism.
ANTI: Capitalism, Liberalism, Nationalism, Fascists, Hyper-Sectarian Leftists.
Portal Nationalist | Proletarian Moralist

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Pax Nerdvana
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Founded: May 22, 2017
Capitalizt

Postby Pax Nerdvana » Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:27 am

Return to Marsby Ben Bova
The Internet killed gun control.
Profile
Quotes
Good song
They can’t stop the Signal
"The universe did never make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract."
-Robert Heinlein

"Affordability
Suitability (.22LR for squirrels, bigger .22s for long range little things, and big-bore for legal hunting reasons, etc)
Ammunition supply-chain (6.5x55 Swede and .303 British, although available, isn't exactly everywhere)
If it's ugly, uncomfortable, and can't shoot straight, but it accomplishes the above, then it's either a Mosin or a Hi-Point."
-Hurtful Thoughts on stuff you want in a gun

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The Grene Knyght
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Founded: May 07, 2016
Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Grene Knyght » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:10 am

Troubled Times: the National Question in Ireland, Peter Hadden
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Socialist Women wrote:Part of the reason you're an anarchist is because you ate too much expired food.
Claorica wrote:Go burn down Berkeley again.
What I'm Reading
2015 - x=-8.75, y=-6.56
2016 - x=-8.88, y=-9.54
2017 - x=-9.63, y=-9.90
2018 - x=-9.88, y=-9.23
2019 - x=-10.0, y=-9.90
2020 - x=-10.0, y=-10.0
PRO: Socialism, Communism, Internationalism, Revolution, Leninism.
NEUTRAL: Anarchism, Marxism-Leninism.
ANTI: Capitalism, Liberalism, Nationalism, Fascists, Hyper-Sectarian Leftists.
Portal Nationalist | Proletarian Moralist

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Spooky Candle
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Founded: Apr 04, 2021
Democratic Socialists

Postby Spooky Candle » Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:57 am

the three body problem by liu cixin. it is both fascinating and deeply boring

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Astolfotopia
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Astolfotopia » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:01 am

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith

At Chapter 15 currently
It's rather boring but i do enjoy it
Great United Demokrakyßaion of Montanity

Founding Date: 1202
Current Year: 3144
Capital: Ukqtz Ana (U-ku-kees An-a)
Leader: Dumizzianu Ujakoi
Government Type: Representative Democracy
Official State Language: Traditional Montianitie
Anthem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTLOBC0QBM8
Currency: Montianitie Dollar (MSD)
Timezone: GMT+2

Trans, she/her, 15
DEMOKRAKYßAION #1!!!

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The Macabees
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Postby The Macabees » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:18 am

Spooky Candle wrote:the three body problem by liu cixin. it is both fascinating and deeply boring


3-4 years after reading it for the first time, I realize it's a metaphor for the cold war between China and the US.

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Roegerland
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Corporate Bordello

Postby Roegerland » Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:08 pm

Aldous Huxley's Brave New World
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Blargoblarg
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Blargoblarg » Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:09 pm

I'm now re-reading Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey.
"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." -Dom Helder Camara
I do not support right-wing Democrats or right-wing Republicans. I am a socialist.
Every day I'm more glad that I voted Green. Howie Hawkins/Angela Walker 2020
My SapplyValues results

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Free Las Pinas
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Founded: May 03, 2020
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Free Las Pinas » Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:03 am

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
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"I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things." - Emma Goldman

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The Grene Knyght
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Grene Knyght » Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:51 am

Echopraxia, Peter Watts
     
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Socialist Women wrote:Part of the reason you're an anarchist is because you ate too much expired food.
Claorica wrote:Go burn down Berkeley again.
What I'm Reading
2015 - x=-8.75, y=-6.56
2016 - x=-8.88, y=-9.54
2017 - x=-9.63, y=-9.90
2018 - x=-9.88, y=-9.23
2019 - x=-10.0, y=-9.90
2020 - x=-10.0, y=-10.0
PRO: Socialism, Communism, Internationalism, Revolution, Leninism.
NEUTRAL: Anarchism, Marxism-Leninism.
ANTI: Capitalism, Liberalism, Nationalism, Fascists, Hyper-Sectarian Leftists.
Portal Nationalist | Proletarian Moralist

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Sincluda
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Founded: Feb 05, 2021
New York Times Democracy

Postby Sincluda » Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:33 am

Epic of Gilgamesh
It's a translation of an ancient super-poem. The introduction is very dry and long, but a good read for history and mythology buffs.
Climate change is the biggest threat to every human being and we should make stopping it our largest priority. Fight me.

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Elwher
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Capitalizt

Postby Elwher » Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:59 am

Sincluda wrote:Epic of Gilgamesh
It's a translation of an ancient super-poem. The introduction is very dry and long, but a good read for history and mythology buffs.


Whose translation? Some of them are much better than others.
CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.
Ambrose Bierce

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The Champions League
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Founded: Jul 12, 2018
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The Champions League » Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:13 pm

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Sincluda
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Founded: Feb 05, 2021
New York Times Democracy

Postby Sincluda » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:33 pm

Elwher wrote:
Sincluda wrote:Epic of Gilgamesh
It's a translation of an ancient super-poem. The introduction is very dry and long, but a good read for history and mythology buffs.


Whose translation? Some of them are much better than others.

This one was translated by Andrew George
Climate change is the biggest threat to every human being and we should make stopping it our largest priority. Fight me.

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Postauthoritarian America
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Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Postauthoritarian America » Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:48 pm

Not a book, the last two contributions of Joseph Mitchell to The New Yorker, "Joe Gould's Secret" parts 1 and 2, Mitchell's hail and farewell to published writing. Now somehow I had thought Mitchell had spent like the last half of his "career" going in to work every day and coming home every afternoon, producing nothing and getting paid. I had spun this out to his staying through the Tina Brown era when in fact he was 85 when he wrote his last original published words and died at 87 of lung cancer that had metastasized. His last editor was William Shawn, who was famous for giving unproductive writers office space, salaries and masthead credit. So instead of being a workplace hero who died with the secret to getting paid for doing nothing, Mitchell was just in the right place at the right time when he decided to call it quits.

I ran these down after reading about an Italian hospital worker in his 60s who never showed up to work for 15 years but continued to collect a salary. I've got less than 4 years to go until retirement and was looking for some tips. It turns out the secret is to work in a country where goldbricking is fantastacally simple -- the story included a passage about a security guard who lived in the building he was supposedly working in and often turned up in his briefs to clock in before returning to bed -- threaten your supervisor with violence when she is going to report you, wait a short time for her to retire and get a series of supervisors who are too feckless to pursue the matter any further. Not having any of those advantages it seems I'm just going to have to tough it out until 2025.

Anyway it was a little break in my regular reading noted above, Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer, which is hilarious and profound by turns and often both at once, and Benoit M. Mandelbrot's The Fractal Geometry of Nature, which mostly takes place at some distance above my algebraist's head but has passages in it about condensations and crystallizations that echo some of the best of Miller.

Apropos of nothing I just finished watching George W. Bush plugging his latest book of insipid, jejune "portraits" on the Jimmy Kimmel show. Most of them resemble paint-by-numbers if they were executed by someone who was both colorblind and illiterate. "W" had the brass to joke about Obama hunting down and dealing with Osama bin Laden, having somehow convenientely forgotten his own role in using the Saudi terrorist to launch two unnecessary and prolonged wars that nearly brought the US to its knees and may yet still do so as well as his own statements that dealing with him was suddenly the least important thing on his to-do list. How such a blithering idiot, such a profoundly uncurious and unintelligent moron, ever came to be President of the most powerful, prosperous nation on the face of the globe for eight years would be unimaginable if not for the four years of the just-finished Republican administration. That whelp of Ronald Reagan's offal needs to go down on his knees every night and thank whatever gods may be he will go down in history as only the second most awful chief executive in the nation's history.
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