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Reply #90 - Oct 23rd, 2021 at 7:36pm
 
A new book I recently started is “American Marxism,” by Mark Levin. It talks about how marxism is taking over the United States, how BLM and Antifa are Marxist groups, and that a majority of “progressives,” “Democratic Socialists,” and “social activists” are marxists. It is a pretty interesting book so far and I highly recommend reading it. Mark Levin’s other book “Rediscovering Americanism and the Tyranny of Progressivism” is also a good book.
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Reply #91 - Oct 24th, 2021 at 5:06am
 
A reactionary by any chance ? 

Does he suggest the NHS is a Marxist organisation ?

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Reply #92 - Oct 24th, 2021 at 6:17am
 
I still find it really bizarre how political spectrums differ around the world. For most of Europe, the American Democrats are at least centre if not right  leaning.
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Reply #93 - Oct 24th, 2021 at 8:42am
 
Dont do it guys. Politics will ruin this thread. Learn from my example and change your ways before its too late.
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Reply #94 - Oct 24th, 2021 at 9:55am
 
@Zud: I don’t know I didn’t get too far in the book yet I’m only at chapter two
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Reply #95 - Oct 24th, 2021 at 9:57am
 
Morphy wrote on Oct 24th, 2021 at 8:42am:
Dont do it guys. Politics will ruin this thread. Learn from my example and change your ways before its too late.


It would also help if people stop bringing it up all the time.
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Reply #96 - Oct 24th, 2021 at 11:44am
 
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One quick read you might like is Self Discipline by Ryan James. I read it an online library I wouldn't pay more than 5 bucks. It's quick but some decent ideas that might be up your alley. Nothing hugely novel but possibly useful.

If you want a political book that won't make waves Kissinger's World Order is the best (and fastest) tour of world history and political order I've read. I started an audiobook of his Diplomacy and while I'm struck by his knowledge and intelligence I don't have the time to settle in and chew through it. Not with a crawling baby  Grin
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Reply #97 - Oct 24th, 2021 at 12:32pm
 
Have to admit I don't read much non-fiction.

But one book i did read recently that was based on an act of sheer lunacy.
Gironimo!: Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gironimo-Riding-Very-Terrible-Italy/dp/0224100157/ref=s...

I have no interest in cycling. But a few years back this book was serialised on the radio - an abridged version.
And it was totally brilliant !
One of the funniest books I've read since sir terry passed on.

This idiot set out to ride the route of the worst bicycle race in recorded history. On an old bike from the period with wooden wheels and tubeless tires.
And 'brakes' made from wine bottle corks.

And the thing about riding up italian mountains, is that eventually you have to go back down again. with barely functuional brakes.
How he's still alive is anyones guess.

The audio series would appear to no longer be available and i bought a used paperback.

It's worth anything you pay, if you can find a copy - just brilliantly funny and totally insane. 
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Reply #98 - Oct 26th, 2021 at 10:32am
 
   I mentioned earlier that I was reading this.  I've come to the end now.  I found it to be meticulously documented and very well written. If you like this sort of war documentary this is probably one of the better ones you could read. 
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Reply #99 - Nov 1st, 2021 at 8:51am
 
Reading Rocket Mass Heaters. It's not as...distilled down to principles as I'd like.

I had hoped to make a earthen oven this year but my youngest ate up all that time. So next year I plan on making both an earthen oven for my wife to bake in and I will add a decent rocket stove to it as well.
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Reply #100 - Nov 1st, 2021 at 3:21pm
 
Practical Programming for Strength Training 3rd Edition by Mark Rippetoe and Andy Baker. I've noticed that a lot of what's in the book can be applied to training for slinging. Great read if you want to learn how to effectively train for strength and power though one should read Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training 3rd Edition before reading this one if that's the objective.
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Reply #101 - Nov 1st, 2021 at 3:43pm
 
    I just started reading The Pioneers by David McCullough.  It's about the settling of the Ohio Valley in the late 1700s.  I can already tell it's an excellent book.
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Reply #102 - Nov 10th, 2021 at 3:30pm
 
Finished Everyday Life in Babylon and Assyria by Goerges Contenau.
Well, I gotta admit that it was boring at times.
But also very informative and now I know Assyrians used slings in their military, that they didn't have specific times a day they ate their meals, how the Semitic Akkadians influenced Sumerian religion and that Mesopotamia was overall a REALLY horrible place to live.
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Reply #103 - Nov 11th, 2021 at 2:09am
 
Slyngorm wrote on Nov 10th, 2021 at 3:30pm:
Mesopotamia was overall a REALLY horrible place to live.

why?
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Reply #104 - Nov 11th, 2021 at 2:34pm
 
Their art, with few exceptions, was dedicated to the state bureaucracy and centred around the king, priests or gods with commoners being reduced to cogs working for their ruler. Their writings and sacred texts portrayed humans confused and unable to understand their cruel gods. At night, the streets of their cities were filled with demons. On humans were bestowed complex rules of purity in order to avoid sin. And in the afterlife most people could await nothing but dust and hunger.

In contrast, ancient Egypt often portrayed everyday families going about their agricultural duties. Their texts were filed with jokes. They awaited an afterlife either pleasant or non-existent. Egyptian society didn't rely to the same extend on slavery of the local populace.
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