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    Guess what? It's only 65 more days until Christmas. Better start thinking about what you're going to be putting on that gift list. Then you better get your butt out there and start shopping. Don't get caught short. BTW, don't forget to Big Black Dog at the top of your list!
     
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    We don't do 'gifts'. We do charity donations. And, during this time of hardship for so many of our fellow Americans, I would encourage everyone to consider cutting back on the greed and over-indulgence and give a little more to those who really need help.

    Just once, remember what the meaning of Christmas is.
     
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    It is not considered greed to shower BBD with gifts, however, you should only do so after midnight mass.
     
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    Are you homeless?
     
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    "The wise man reads both books and life itself." Lin Yutang


    While I realize conservatives don't read or they wouldn't be conservatives, conservatives do believe in fairy tales like the 'free market' and 'republicans care for the people', so then they must still believe in Santa Claus. So seeing as they still believe in the 'tooth fairy' as well as libertarianism, ask Santa for the top three books and have mommy and daddy read them to you. ;)


    Conservative reactionary politics. 'The Rhetoric of Reaction'
    The Rhetoric of Reaction - Albert O. Hirschman - Harvard University Press

    Narrative American history 1932 - 1972
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Glory-Dream-Narrative-History-1932-1972/dp/0553345893/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8]Amazon.com: The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of America, 1932-1972 (9780553345896): William Manchester: Books: Reviews, Prices & more[/ame]


    History of Ideas - superb
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Mind-Intellectual-History-Century/dp/0060084383/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8]Amazon.com: The Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century (9780060084387): Peter Watson: Books[/ame]


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    Serious fun, thought provoking.
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/What-Have-Changed-Your-About/dp/0061686549/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8]Amazon.com: What Have You Changed Your Mind About?: Today's Leading Minds Rethink Everything (9780061686542): John Brockman: Books: Reviews, Prices & more[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/What-Believe-but-Cannot-Prove/dp/0060841818/ref=pd_sim_b_3]Amazon.com: What We Believe but Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty (9780060841812): John Brockman: Books[/ame]


    Media / Hate / Ecology ****
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Culture-Make-Believe-Derrick-Jensen/dp/1931498571/ref=pd_sim_b_10]Amazon.com: The Culture of Make Believe (9781931498579): Derrick Jensen: Books: Reviews, Prices & more[/ame]


    Evil
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Evil-Ordinary-Genocide-Killing/dp/0195189493/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8]Amazon.com: Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing (9780195189490): Books: Reviews, Prices & more[/ame]


    Martin Gardner
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Night-Large-Collected-Essays-1938-1995/dp/0312169493/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8]Amazon.com: The Night Is Large: Collected Essays, 1938-1995 (9780312169497): Martin Gardner: Books: Reviews, Prices & more[/ame]


    Economics / Culture
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Culture-Contentment-Penguin-economics-Galbraith/dp/0140173668/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_2]Amazon.com: Culture of Contentment, the (Penguin economics) (9780140173666): John Kenneth Galbraith: Books: Reviews, Prices & more[/ame]


    Ethics - profound and deep
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Reasons-Persons-Oxford-Paperbacks-Parfit/dp/019824908X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8]Amazon.com: Reasons and Persons (Oxford Paperbacks) (9780198249085): Derek Parfit: Books[/ame]


    Renaissance another Manchester gem.
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/World-Lit-Only-Fire-Renaissance/dp/0316545562/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8]Amazon.com: A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age (9780316545563): William Manchester: Books[/ame]


    Middle East / Islam
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/History-Middle-East-Peter-Mansfield/dp/0143034332/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8]Amazon.com: A History of the Middle East (9780143034339): Peter Mansfield, Nicolas Pelham: Books: Reviews, Prices & more[/ame]


    The Rise and Fall of Communism - Archie Brown
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Fall-Communism-Archie-Brown/dp/0061138797/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8]Amazon.com: The Rise and Fall of Communism (9780061138799): Archie Brown: Books[/ame]


    Deer hunting with Jesus ****- excellent picture from a hick on hicks - said with respect.
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Deer-Hunting-Jesus-Dispatches-Americas/dp/0307339378/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books]Amazon.com: Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War (9780307339379): Joe Bageant: Books[/ame]


    some good fiction

    Go Tell It On The Mountain By James Baldwin
    Invisible Man By Ralph Ellison
    Man's Fate, André Malraux
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest By Ken Kesey
    Slaughterhouse-Five By Kurt Vonnegut
    Sophie's Choice By William Styron
    The Fall, The Plague, Albert Camus
    The Heart Of The Matter By Graham Greene
    The Moviegoer By Walker Percy
    The Satanic Verses By Salman Rushdie
    To The Lighthouse By Virginia Woolf
    * Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance By Robert Pirsig



    "A book is a mirror: When a monkey looks in, no apostle can look out." anon
     
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    I see midcant is, again, unable to grasp a fairly simple topic.
     
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    I lived in Philly for two years and the whole time I was there I never encountered anybody who was as fucked up as midcan5 is.
     
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    I've started shopping. Spent $6 on my brother for a 1969 copy of Sad Sack comic book.
    Each year I donate to the Salvation Army and the local food bank.
     
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