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  • List three easy to read books that you feel smarter after reading

    04/27/2024 5:41:12 PM PDT · by MNDude · 156 replies
    Sometimes you can feel like you can get more out of reading a single book then you have an entire semester of college. Some of these books might be surprisingly simple to read. Which three books made you feel much more educated and enriched after reading them?
  • Harry Bosch arrives on You Tube.

    04/21/2024 10:26:35 AM PDT · by circlecity · 37 replies
    Books ^ | 4/21/2024 | Michael Connelly
    Suddenly almost all the Michael Connelly detective novels featuring Harry Bosch have appeared on You Tube.
  • "Hitler remained to the end a socialist"; the Führer "was totally irreligious and" wanted to hang the Pope in St Peter's Square

    04/20/2024 5:11:17 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 50 replies
    No Pasaran ^ | 25 Nov 2023 | Anonymous
    There is much to learn from Paul Johnson's history of the 20th century, not least the appalling truth about the "Republican" camp during the Spanish Civil War; some unpalatable facts about FDR and his "vanity … compounded by an astonishing naivety"; and, most importantly, the many ways in which the autocrats of the left (Lenin, Stalin, Mao, etc…) and of the right (Hitler, Mussolini, Pétain, etc…) inspired, complemented, and even conspired with, one another. Much of what we have learned turns out to be myths. What explains the rise of rightist fascism, and how does it differ from leftist communism?...
  • American goes missing in Russian-controlled eastern Ukraine, police say

    04/12/2024 8:15:25 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 45 replies
    VOA ^ | 4/12/2024 | Reuters
    Russell Bentley, an American who fought against Ukrainian forces, is missing in the Russian-controlled Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, police there said Friday, adding that a search was underway. Bentley went missing on April 8, according to police. The online news outlet Mash said he had disappeared after a district in the city of Donetsk was shelled by Ukrainian forces. Mash cited his wife as saying he had gone to see if anyone needed help but had not returned. She was quoted as saying she had found his car with his baseball cap in it along with his smashed mobile...
  • Bill to Prohibit Public Libraries From Banning Books Passes Assembly Committee

    04/11/2024 2:12:46 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    California Globe ^ | April 11, 2024 | Evan Symon
    A bill that would prohibit public libraries from banning books or other materials because of topic or content passed the Assembly Education Committee in a 5-1 vote with 1 abstention on Wednesday. Assembly Bill 1825, authored by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), would specifically require the governing board or body of each public library to establish a written policy for the selection of library materials and the use of library materials and facilities. The bill would require the policy to establish that library materials shall not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to the creation...
  • Check Out Some of These Queer Books You Might Find at Your Child’s School Book Fair

    04/09/2024 4:47:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Disntr ^ | April 9, 2024 | staff
    Scholastic is both a publisher and a distributor of books. It’s well-known for publishing educational material for schools, teachers, and parents, as well as books and resources for children. Scholastic’s publishing arm is responsible for producing a wide range of content, including books, magazines, and digital products and includes popular series and titles that cater to children and young adults. Scholastic is also well-known for its book fairs in schools where it children can attend and purchase books without direct parental supervision—and some of the stuff you might find at these book fairs is rather disturbing. So parents, beware. First...
  • If you believe that sociopaths are in charge, you’re right

    04/05/2024 11:33:36 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5 Apr, 2024 | Andrea Widburg
    For sociopaths, their end always justifies the means, and it turns out that the most powerful people in America have no brakes. Anyone with a brain knows that there was epic cheating behind Biden’s “win” in 2020, ranging from official cheating (e.g., mail-in ballots, drop boxes, and ballot harvesting) to unofficial cheating (e.g., delayed vote counts, faked ballots, and illegal registrations). Pollster Scott Rasmussen has discovered something very disturbing about all that cheating: While ordinary Americans want fair elections, the “elite”—that is, the rich, powerful, and connected—don’t. They want only to win. According to the Issues and Insights editorial board:...
  • 1828: William Dyon and John Dyon, all in the family

    04/02/2024 11:33:16 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 2 replies ^ | April 2, 2017 | Meaghan Good
    On this date in 1828, William Dyon, 45, and his son, John, 23, were hanged for the murder of William’s brother, who was also named John. The brothers had fallen out over their father’s inheritance; William Dyon Sr. had favored John’s family over William Jr.’s. Writing dramatically of the case in his book Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Doncaster, Stephen Wade described the brothers as sons of a Lincolnshire farmer, and the two boys were so different that this tale almost attains a biblical resonance, with jealousy, brooding and resentment, and finally a deathly hatred that led one brother...
  • Book Review: The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 by Timothy Snyder

    03/29/2024 4:09:38 AM PDT · by Cronos · 1 replies
    The Reconstruction of Nations consists of three novella-length histories tracing the divergent paths taken by the nations that comprised the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth of 1569-1795. The examines changing nationalist ideas among the diverse people who inhabited, idealized, or sought to annex the mostly Polish/Jewish city now known Vilnius, Lithuania. The second story begins in 16th century Galicia and Volhynia, tracing the fortunes of these lands as they experienced Polish, Austrian, Russian, Ukrainian, Nazi German, and Soviet control. While tracing the map's shifting borders, Snyder brings attention to the shifting conceptions of nationalism that accompanied political change. The third vignette examines Poland's...
  • Old Joe Biden Says He Took Train Across the Collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge “Many Times” ...

    03/26/2024 2:20:59 PM PDT · by blueyon · 98 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/26/24 | Jim Hoft
    ""Old Joe Biden Says He Took Train Across the Collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge “Many Times” – That’s Odd, Considering the Bridge Does Not Have a Rail Line!""" Joe Biden told reporters on Tuesday that he hade taken the TRAIN over the Francis Scott Key Bridge “many times.” Joe Biden: “About 1:30 a container ship struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge which I’ve been over many, many times commuting from the state of Delaware either by train or by car.” That’s odd, considering their is no rail line on the bridge. The bridge was built for automobiles and trucks.
  • Don't want your kids reading FILTH at school? DOCTOR Jill Biden says that makes you a Nazi (watch)

    03/25/2024 5:58:04 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 21 replies ^ | 3/25/2024 | Sam J.
    Remember when Democrats made a big deal about how Joe and Jill Biden were putting 'decency' back on the ballot? Like Trump had been this villainous, grotesque monster stomping out decency during his presidency because he sent mean tweets. Or said mean things. We'd imagine if Trump had compared Democrats to Nazy Germany because they want abortion up to and including birth they would have said that wasn't DECENT. But it's ok for DOCTOR Jill Biden to compare parents who don't want their kids reading sexually explicit content in elementary schools to Nazy Germany. Watch this: Jill Biden, Ed.D., compares...
  • Nolte: RuPaul’s Anti-Censorship Bookstore Already Banning Books

    03/08/2024 1:35:50 PM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 8, 2024 | JOHN NOLTE
    Aging drag queen RuPaul gave the corporate media joy spasms after opening an “anti-censorship” bookstore in Florida. But… RuPaul’s bookstore is already banning books. “Drag superstar RuPaul co-founds new bookstore, sends Rainbow Book Bus to bring banned books to Florida,” cheered the far-left USA Today. “RuPaul Is Sending a Rainbow Bus to Give Away Books Targeted by Bans,” hailed the far-left New York Times. Two things… First, no books are banned. That’s a lie. Claiming Florida or any place is banning books is like saying movies are being banned because porn isn’t allowed in schools. -snip Second, the fascist RuPaul...
  • RuPaul to Send a Rainbow Bus to Give Away Books Barred By Anti-Grooming Legislation

    03/06/2024 10:28:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/06/2024 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    Drag queen RuPaul is reportedly sending a “rainbow school bus” from the West Coast to the South to give away the very books that have been banned under anti-grooming legislation. RuPaul, who co-founded the online bookstore, Allstora, says that this type of book website will fill an important gap in “these strange days we’re living in,” according to a report by the New York Times. n saying “strange days,” RuPaul was referring to anti-grooming efforts to prevent children from undergoing transgender-related medical procedures, being exposed to drag shows, and finding gender ideology propaganda on the shelves of their local libraries.
  • March 2024: Anyone read any good books lately?

    03/06/2024 7:09:18 AM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 75 replies
    3/6/2024 | Tanniker Smith
    Back in January, I posted a thread about Reading Any Good Books and it got over 200 responses. It's been two months. What have you been reading?
  • How To Destroy the American Legal System

    03/03/2024 1:19:29 PM PST · by CFW · 26 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/3/24 | Victor Davis Hanson
    How To Destroy the American Legal System By either listening to testimonies or reading transcripts of the various 2024 Trump election-related court cases and testimonies, what we are left with is an epidemic of lies. 1) Hunter Biden’s current testimonies are contradicted by his own text messages, bank records, phone records, and testimonies of some of his associates. Anytime he is trapped in inconsistencies, he falls back on his addiction. Translated, that means we are sometimes supposed to believe he is a Yale-trained lawyer, experienced corporate grandee, and skilled negotiator, and thus carefully avoided involving his father in the family’s...
  • Melania Trump went to war with Ivanka over her office and constantly had lawyers in the White House to discuss her prenup, new book reveals

    02/24/2024 8:25:11 AM PST · by libh8er · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2.24.2024 | Emily Goodin
    Melania Trump spent her four years in the White House in an epic internal battle with her step-daughter Ivanka, met repeatedly with her lawyers about her pre and post-nups, and used her clothing - including that jacket - to speak for her. The Slovenian-born first lady spent her time in the role 'bucking expectations,' notes Katie Rogers in her forthcoming book 'American Woman: The Transformation of the Modern First Lady, from Hillary Clinton to Jill Biden.' She was rarely seen in public, gave few interviews and even her signature initiative 'Be Best' left people wondering exactly what it meant (and...
  • Boys Reportedly Sent Home With Condoms, Wooden Phalluses, and Gay Pornography From Canadian School

    02/22/2024 12:15:14 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    Reduxx ^ | 02 20 2024 | Reduxx and The Publica
    A mother in Manitoba, Canada, has revealed that teenage students at her son’s school were being provided with wooden phalluses, condoms, and a cartoon flip book featuring gay sex art as part of their “sex education.” On February 19, Janine Stephanie Penner took to Facebook to express outrage that her teenage son had been provided a number of inappropriate “sex education” aides. In the post, Penner claimed that her son, who is currently in grade 10, had been provided with a “gay porn graphic flip book at school as a method of learning how to use condoms and in addition,...
  • "Bookfind of the century" sells for $2.23 million

    02/21/2024 8:37:41 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    New Atlas dot com ^ | February 02, 2024 | Mike Hanlon
    Purchased cheaply at auction as a second edition with extensive Latin "marginalia" by an unknown hand, this copy of "De humani corporis fabrica" was found to have been Andreas Vesalius' personal copy, and the thousands of autograph notes were his revisions for a third edition that never saw publication, offering rare insight into the mind of one of history's most important scientists and teachers.Purchased cheaply at auction as a second edition with extensive Latin "marginalia" by an unknown hand, this copy of "De humani corporis fabrica" was found to have been Andreas Vesalius' personal copy, and the thousands of autograph...
  • 2/16/24 Glenn Beck show, question about mentioned book

    02/17/2024 4:32:04 AM PST · by chajin · 21 replies
    Glenn Beck program | February 17, 2024 | Vanity
    I was running errands with adult daughter Friday. Around 10:15 AM ET I was alone in the vehicle, and turned on the Glenn Beck program, something I hadn't listened to in a long time. He was interviewing pastor James Macpherson, and at one point the pastor mentioned a book he was reading by a lesbian author about the time-lines of civilizations, and how we are near the end of ours. Just then daughter returned and I got distracted. I'd like to see the book myself: if it interested a clearly strong Christian, I want to know what truth might be...
  • 30 of the Best Fantasy Novels of All Time

    02/16/2024 4:00:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 95 replies
    The Standard (U.K.) ^ | SASKIA KEMSLEY
    Not all those who wander are lostJust like the otherworldly maps which often grace the inner covers of these wondrous books, the realm of fantasy novels is surprisingly wide-ranging, with numerous sub and hybrid genres existing within. From full-blown fantasy featuring witches, dragons, magic and mayhem, to dystopian takes that offer an almost satirical commentary on contemporary reality – the choices are endless and rather daunting, making it difficult to know where to start. An enduring genre nonetheless, it’s particularly fascinating that so much of our adoration for fantasy novels comes from our experience of them as children. When reread...