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    I remember liking Pearl Buck's work, and James...

    I remember liking Pearl Buck's work, and James Michener's sprawling tales.
  2. Thread: October Purge

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    I have a red phone and a spare. Redundancy and...

    I have a red phone and a spare. Redundancy and all.
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    City of Joy, Rosemary's Baby, probably Gone With...

    City of Joy, Rosemary's Baby, probably Gone With the Wind...
    Runner up: anything by Agatha Christie.

    But I have a strong preference for non-fiction, so I would recommend a few NF titles.
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    That's pretty depressing--especially the...

    That's pretty depressing--especially the herd-think aspect.
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    Can you offer to do it virtually? I can't imagine...

    Can you offer to do it virtually? I can't imagine why it has to be in person.
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    King County has recorded 789 deaths, for a death...

    King County has recorded 789 deaths, for a death rate of 3% among infected individuals. Most of us are taking it seriously here, even as the federal government has lost interest. I'm laying in...
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    Well in fairness, can you imagine say, Mitch...

    Well in fairness, can you imagine say, Mitch McConnell doing anything so frivolous? Or anything for fun, really?
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    I have no problem at all with fact-checking or...

    I have no problem at all with fact-checking or revealing charlatans. I use Snopes, and I applaud those who out predators no matter what institutions they hide behind. I respect organizations like...
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    Of course there's more to life than we can...

    Of course there's more to life than we can measure with our clumsy tools; any observant person knows that. He got the limelight he sought. I'm not interested in celebrating his life.
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    I'm tremendously impressed with her, her brains,...

    I'm tremendously impressed with her, her brains, her instincts, and her energy. I hope she and her peers represent the future.
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    Ooops. Mind to Matter kind of reminds me of...

    Ooops.

    Mind to Matter kind of reminds me of Bruce Lipton's epigenetics. I've only read a chapter or so. I'll try to report back.
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    I've always thought he and others of his ilk were...

    I've always thought he and others of his ilk were a gaggle of arrogant jerks. People who believe nothing are as useless as people who believe everything, IMO.
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    Yikes--that makes truth of the old chestnut...

    Yikes--that makes truth of the old chestnut therapist=the rapist (if true).
  14. Thread: Value

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    But after the first one, they all taste the same.

    But after the first one, they all taste the same.
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    Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How...

    Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality, by Dawson Church.
    Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth, by Brian Stelter.
  16. Thread: Value

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    That's funny about the "Apple tax." I've long...

    That's funny about the "Apple tax." I've long wondered why people prefer them. I'm pounding away on a nine (?) year-old Gateway/AMD laptop. I've had to add a new keyboard, and it's probably on its...
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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (with Ilhan Omar) was...

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (with Ilhan Omar) was gaming on Twitch the other night, creating quite a stir. I only know because I read about it.

    The only games I play on line are solitary ones. I...
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    I used to work with a woman whose 2nd husband...

    I used to work with a woman whose 2nd husband married her to get to her daughter. What a mess that was.
  19. Thread: Predictions

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    We're quickly getting known for being contentious...

    We're quickly getting known for being contentious and unreliable, which isn't the best reputation to have on the world stage.
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    While it is true the Russians like to sow...

    While it is true the Russians like to sow discord, they are on record (Putin, who controls Russia with an iron fist) as preferring Trump. They certainly worked hard enough on his behalf last time....
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    There was extensive coverage of DeJoy, his new...

    There was extensive coverage of DeJoy, his new draconian regulations (just in time for mail-in voting), his conflicts of interest (ownership of stock in competing companies), and his general...
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    Voting by mail--always good. Sabotaging the...

    Voting by mail--always good.
    Sabotaging the USPS--always bad.
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    And bigots will welcome a reduction in the POC...

    And bigots will welcome a reduction in the POC population.
    And kiss fat people goodbye.
  24. Thread: Webster’s

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    You've got me there; I wouldn't know a gang sign...

    You've got me there; I wouldn't know a gang sign from ASL--honestly. I should investigate...
  25. Thread: Webster’s

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    It's not a mystery; I'm a voracious reader who...

    It's not a mystery; I'm a voracious reader who lives in the land of Proud Boys (sic).
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