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Re: books to read
« Reply #180 on: October 16, 2009, 09:14:10 PM »
well, this is not the place to get into this debate nor do i really want to. but i do disagree that birth control was invented for eugenic purposes. just because one of its largest supporters was a eugenist, doesn't mean the invention itself existed for that reason.

yah think about it for a minute. if we didn't have birth control we would have even more oyrish and italians running around. they are white folk with big families. maybe we could have white washed the world without birth control

besides, i think the main point of that chapter of freakanomics was that legalizing abortions in the early 70's resulted in less crime during 90's

Ironically that's exactly what Darwin said in Descent of Man: That the Irish were all evolutionary dead ends and that if the preferred breeding stock mixed with the common stock that history would, "March backwards into the swirling mists of the dawnless past."

Why do people revere as some great scientific leader a man who only ever earned a degree in THEOLOGY, anyway? Maybe it's because they've been indoctrinated into a religious belief without even realizing it.

And, as for reducing crime, maybe if we hadn't been herded into artificial civilizations (the "beehive" as Plato called it, and was consequently criticized by the brothers of his particular order of the Orphic mystery cults for revealing the true meaning of one of their symbols) via the dialectic process and then given a grotesque and barbaric mass culture we wouldn't be in this mess to begin with. Last i checked the bushmen haev been the same for millenia and they don't kill, steal, or rape each other.



lol you keeping score?

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Re: books to read
« Reply #181 on: October 16, 2009, 10:25:49 PM »

ps. newspeak, stop posting, you're giving me a headache with all your mumbojumbo doodoo talk.
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« Reply #182 on: October 16, 2009, 10:38:13 PM »

ps. newspeak, stop posting, you're giving me a headache with all your mumbojumbo doodoo talk.

"doodoo talk"

talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

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« Reply #183 on: October 16, 2009, 11:12:59 PM »
no not at all.

you're straight doodoo kid.
 and don't quote someone who posted right above you, it's bad etiquette.
 better yet, don't post at all.

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« Reply #184 on: October 16, 2009, 11:26:38 PM »
no not at all.

you're straight doodoo kid.
 and don't quote someone who posted right above you, it's bad etiquette.
 better yet, don't post at all.

oh boo hoo I'm not strictly adhering to unwritten social rules that don't exist outside of an artificial construct. I forgot skateboarding was all about following rules. If I'm as full of "doodoo" talk (which last I checked qualifies as anything vulgar or obscene, which this forum obviously has in droves and whcih I seem to be the only one not partaking in) as you claim then I challenge you to present a legitimate refutation of any of the information I have provided in the several posts I have made.
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« Reply #185 on: October 17, 2009, 02:16:24 AM »
and the republic, while somewhat eye-opening, is nowhere near a "must read." plato and his ideal/absolutism is one of the worst philosophies ever.

I must congratulate you though, Oyolar, on not being blinded by the rhetoric surrounding a figure like Plato in our modern culture. I have a bunch of friends just getting back from the four year college thing and they are all SO sold on Plato it's ridiculous. None of them can accept it when I try to explain to them that he was essentially the grandmaster of his local Masonic lodge, hence the belief in socialism and eugenics. But it's just ridiculous because none of them have even read any of his dialogues in their entirety and they all just assume that he was some saint or visionary because their teachers painted a fancy mental picture of the guy for them. I picture all these college kids standing around at a kegger, having a race to shotgun beers, and then afterword smashing the can on their heads and screaming, "PLATOOOOOOOOO! WOOOOO!!!" lol

But look at this terrible Yale open courseware propaganda I stumbled across recently...



Listen to this shill bastard trying to enchant these poor naive college kids with communism and eugenics. How shameful. And the whole time you can tell that not even he believes what he's trying to sell. If someone were to ask either of us about the book I am more than willing to bet that you'd be able to just speak fluently on subject without glancing at a pre-written speech every other sntence, judging from your post here, and I know for a fact that I would be able to as well because neither of us would be fooling ourselves. This guy has to fool himself to be able to fool everyone else. What truly disturbs me is that this is a school for the rich elite who will undoubtedly grow up to become the managerial class of the world, and he claims that there will always be at least one person who will keep referring back to Plato's Republic. Now THAT is disconcerting. But it's just terrible the way he tries to characterize horrific concepts it in a positive light by saying things like, "Plato envisioned a world in which children would work closely with each other in life far from the supervision of their parents," undoubtedly resulting in a lot of the freshly liberated college kids who are on their own two feet for the first time being brainwashed with some sort of rhetoric akin to, "Awww! Freedom for the youth," when, in reality, PLATO says that NO CHILDREN WILL EVER BE ALLOWED TO KNOW THEIR PARENTS AND NO PARENTS ALLOWED TO KNOW THEIR OWN CHILDREN. I can't believe that people seriously think they're getting a legitimate "education" when it's being given to them by some of the richest people in the world who STILL charge an arm and a leg for it, not to mention the fact that all the textbooks are printed by the same handful of elite, aristocratic families. But hye, let's not forget that Yale is home to one of the most influential publicly-visible mystery cults: The Skull and Bones

Check out thsi video my friend Prentice uploaded to his myspace of some crazy asses who climbed up on the wall of "the tomb" as they call it and filmed part of the initiation ritual of the Bonesmen...

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=23565125

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Re: books to read
« Reply #186 on: October 17, 2009, 02:50:32 AM »


it came with a cd where someone reads the book fo you, in case you don't like reading that much

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Re: books to read
« Reply #187 on: October 23, 2009, 03:40:32 PM »
Im really into biographies right now. Also skimming through made for skate alot

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« Reply #188 on: October 23, 2009, 03:49:21 PM »

started out slow, but I'm really getting into it now.

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« Reply #189 on: October 23, 2009, 04:29:54 PM »
i was sick a week or so ago and my friend bought me this from the thrift store as a get better faster so we can skate sort of thing.


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Re: books to read
« Reply #190 on: October 23, 2009, 05:03:23 PM »
the Invisible Pyramid by Loren Eiseley
say they ain't no gravity up there....mean we could get high and never come down....

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« Reply #191 on: October 23, 2009, 09:59:29 PM »
Reading this right now:



Its dope and might increase your chances of survival once the inevitable occurs.

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« Reply #192 on: October 23, 2009, 11:49:54 PM »
Reading this right now:



Its dope and might increase your chances of survival once the inevitable occurs.
I'm reading this right now too.

 You and the D00D have turned this thread into a horrible head-on-collision between a short bus full of retarded kids and a van full of paraplegics.



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Re: books to read
« Reply #193 on: October 24, 2009, 12:30:58 AM »
don quixote is a pretty good read.
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Re: books to read
« Reply #194 on: October 24, 2009, 01:04:00 PM »
I didn't go through this whole thread yet, but here's a few I read this summer that I would recommend



Just finished The Call of Cthulhu by Lovecraft.  I wanna read more.  Any recommendations on what to read next??

Yea dude, my favorite story in that book was "The Whisper in Darkness" and its about these Crab-like aliens in the hills and caves of Vermont that Mine our planet for resources and kill any humans who interfere, It's seriously badass and the ending is epic.

Also the first story "Rats in the Walls" is cool as fuck.

Read the whole thing, every story is worth reading. Not a huge fan of the ghost type stories, I'm way more into his alien/monster stories but they are all good.


started out slow, but I'm really getting into it now.

If you like Tom Clancy read "Without Remorse" It's about an ex special forces badmon who decides to get revenge on a drug ring that killed his girlfriend. Non stop action and ass kicking. Also you gotta read Rainbow Six , it's really good if your into the whole swat team thing.


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Re: books to read
« Reply #195 on: October 24, 2009, 01:27:43 PM »
i have a phantom tollbooth tattoo.

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« Reply #196 on: October 25, 2009, 08:17:40 AM »
Reading this right now:



Its dope and might increase your chances of survival once the inevitable occurs.
I'm reading this right now too.

My girlfriended texted me today saying zombies had arrived... there's a zombie walk going in Toronto. I saw a couple. At first I tripped out and starting planning our escape from the city to the Great White North...

Which brings me to my next point, it would fucking suck being in a zombie outbreak in Canada... due to our tight guns laws.

our gun laws aren't really too tight, it's pretty easy to get your liscence and ownership, you just have to do a weekend course or something.

On the other hand, finding automatics in the event of a zombie outbreak would be hard to come by around here.

Fortunately, I think if you had a decent shotgun for close range and a hunting rifle for mid to long rang you'd be just fine.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #197 on: October 27, 2009, 12:46:38 AM »
Reading this right now:



Its dope and might increase your chances of survival once the inevitable occurs.
I'm reading this right now too.

My girlfriended texted me today saying zombies had arrived... there's a zombie walk going in Toronto. I saw a couple. At first I tripped out and starting planning our escape from the city to the Great White North...

Which brings me to my next point, it would fucking suck being in a zombie outbreak in Canada... due to our tight guns laws.

our gun laws aren't really too tight, it's pretty easy to get your liscence and ownership, you just have to do a weekend course or something.

On the other hand, finding automatics in the event of a zombie outbreak would be hard to come by around here.

Fortunately, I think if you had a decent shotgun for close range and a hunting rifle for mid to long rang you'd be just fine.

haven't you guys learned anything from the guide? guns are only so useful.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #199 on: December 26, 2009, 09:55:49 AM »


Reading this right now.  I'm about half-way through.  It seems so fitting for a young college male to read.  I love it, makes me wish I was alive during the WW1 era.

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« Reply #200 on: December 26, 2009, 10:13:56 AM »
mother night was amazing, vonnegut kills


this is probably the greatest contemporary philosophy book:


just started on the myth of sisyphus, albert camus:
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« Reply #201 on: December 26, 2009, 10:33:28 AM »
Camus is sick. You living the absurd life yet?

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« Reply #202 on: December 26, 2009, 10:41:45 AM »
got this book for Xmas...psyched:


this dude killed it at life like few others, for sure...

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« Reply #203 on: December 26, 2009, 11:05:31 AM »
xmas? carbonite, i thought you were jewish. my world just ternt upside down.

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« Reply #204 on: December 26, 2009, 11:16:36 AM »
xmas? carbonite, i thought you were jewish. my world just ternt upside down.

it's cool bro, i am indeed still a jew.

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« Reply #205 on: December 26, 2009, 11:17:41 AM »
if you like history i'm halfway through nixonland right now and it's awesome. for nonfiction i just finished blood meridian and it's one of the best books i've ever read.

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« Reply #206 on: December 26, 2009, 04:12:41 PM »
read the hobbit for the first time about one month ago and was enraptured. I'm halfway through the first book in this set, it's awesome. I noticed today that Stephen King's stories about Roland the Gunslinger and his Dark Tower are a well crafted, but serious pull on Tolkein's character Strider and the Rangers. Anyways, these stories are great.   



This is a good one that i'm reading right now. It's concerning the plight of the Nez Perce tribe and the calculated destruction of Amerindian culture.




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« Reply #207 on: December 26, 2009, 04:22:44 PM »

In the middle of this one right now
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« Reply #208 on: December 26, 2009, 05:14:38 PM »
No holds barred, til labias say "free us"
then its straight to your kids' school, wine coolers in the Prius

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« Reply #209 on: December 26, 2009, 07:52:35 PM »

started out slow, but I'm really getting into it now.

tom clancy has some damn good books...  "without remorse" is probably my favorite.  they're supposed to be coming out with a movie based on it next year.  it could be an excellent movie depending on how well they stick to the plot. 

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if anyone here wants any of his books in audiobook form i've got them all...  it's hard to find the torrent and when you do find it it's the slowest shit ever.  took like three weeks to finish.  most of his audiobooks if you try to buy them are only on cassette.