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    Wonder what book Bulgar is reading!


    "Some have learnt many Tricks of sly Evasion, Instead of Truth they use Equivocation, And eke it out with mental Reservation, Which is to good Men an Abomination."

    I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray
    Wonder what book Bulgar is reading!
    Philosophy 101 followed by Philosophy For Dummies and I Was A Teenage Philosopher
    "To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are."-Sholem Asch

    "I always turn to the sports page first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures."-Earl Warren

    "I didn't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs."-Nancy Reagan, when asked a political question at a "Just Say No" rally

    "He no play-a da game, he no make-a da rules."-Earl Butz, on the Pope's attitude toward birth control

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatsLiberal
    Philosophy 101 followed by Philosophy For Dummies and I Was A Teenage Philosopher
    teenage mutant ninja philosophers

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    It Was A Real Book!! I had no idea!
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    Last edited by THL; 18 Nov 05, at 02:45.
    "To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are."-Sholem Asch

    "I always turn to the sports page first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures."-Earl Warren

    "I didn't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs."-Nancy Reagan, when asked a political question at a "Just Say No" rally

    "He no play-a da game, he no make-a da rules."-Earl Butz, on the Pope's attitude toward birth control

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    You sure have gored the bull and have started a tetonic clash!
    Bullgoretetonic!


    "Some have learnt many Tricks of sly Evasion, Instead of Truth they use Equivocation, And eke it out with mental Reservation, Which is to good Men an Abomination."

    I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.

    HAKUNA MATATA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunatock
    Is it any different than copies for sale in book stores?
    No, just the Gunny's autograph. It's rather silly in a way, but hey, who cares?
    Far better it is to dare mighty things, than to take rank with those poor, timid spirits who know neither victory nor defeat ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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    I bought this book..



    Its about the Upanishads which are part of the Hindu Shruti scriptures which primarily discuss meditation and philosophy and are seen as religious instructions by most schools of Hinduism.

    Dont worry, I'm not going to read them any soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray
    You sure have gored the bull and have started a tetonic clash!
    Bullgoretetonic!
    Ole' !!!

    "To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are."-Sholem Asch

    "I always turn to the sports page first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures."-Earl Warren

    "I didn't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs."-Nancy Reagan, when asked a political question at a "Just Say No" rally

    "He no play-a da game, he no make-a da rules."-Earl Butz, on the Pope's attitude toward birth control

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    I'm about halfway through Guns Germs and Steel, but having to read Robbins Pathology and hundreds of pages of course notes has pretty much halted my recreational reading. Its a shame but by the end of the day all I can do is veg with the TV.

    Its really cool that you guys read so much. If you have time, I recommend reading 2001: A Space Odyssey. Yeah, I know I know, the movie is boring, trust me the book isn't. Its very short, and is different from the movie. You will like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrowaj
    I'm about halfway through Guns Germs and Steel, but having to read Robbins Pathology and hundreds of pages of course notes has pretty much halted my recreational reading. Its a shame but by the end of the day all I can do is veg with the TV.

    Its really cool that you guys read so much. If you have time, I recommend reading 2001: A Space Odyssey. Yeah, I know I know, the movie is boring, trust me the book isn't. Its very short, and is different from the movie. You will like it.
    Read it a long time ago, and I loved it. Really made me think.

    Most influential book in my life has been 'Atlas Shrugged', by Ayn Rand. Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesman
    Most influential book in my life has been 'Atlas Shrugged', by Ayn Rand. Wow.
    I was given that book before I left IL for FL. Never got around to reading it.

    I've just received 3 books from Amazon.com

    First up is Shattered Sword, a fresh look at the Battle of Midway.
    I've written a review on the History Forum

    After that is Operation K: The Second Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Finally, a brand new book on the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot.
    Far better it is to dare mighty things, than to take rank with those poor, timid spirits who know neither victory nor defeat ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter
    I was given that book before I left IL for FL. Never got around to reading it.

    I've just received 3 books from Amazon.com

    First up is Shattered Sword, a fresh look at the Battle of Midway.
    I've written a review on the History Forum

    After that is Operation K: The Second Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Finally, a brand new book on the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot.
    Well, 'Atlas' is a helluva big commitment, but I've never gotten as much from a book before or since. If you can commit to it...go ahead and start it. Amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrowaj
    I'm about halfway through Guns Germs and Steel, but having to read Robbins Pathology and hundreds of pages of course notes has pretty much halted my recreational reading. Its a shame but by the end of the day all I can do is veg with the TV.
    Don't waste your time with that garbage, it ignores the cultural elements in the advancement of the west. I recommend reading Victor Davis Hanson's Carnage and Culture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesman
    Most influential book in my life has been 'Atlas Shrugged', by Ayn Rand. Wow.
    Me too! It takes a long while to read the one thousand page book, but it is well worth it.

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