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    I'm reading the grapes of wrath by John steinbeck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by darea View Post
    I'm reading the grapes of wrath by John steinbeck...
    I am as well, for my humanities class.


    I am also re-reading colbert's I am america (and so can you)
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    I’m reading this. As I type. Weeeewooooooooooooooo….

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flux View Post
    I’m reading this. As I type. Weeeewooooooooooooooo….
    First off, know that this forum is a safe place, where even the most worthless human beings among us that drag their barely-sentient husks across the ground of this planet as they steal my oxygen to continue their worthless, parasitic existences may frolic safe in the encapsulated belief that they, too, have something to say. Know also that they are not welcome in my thread.

    You, I'm talking to you. Do us all a favor and don't again gum up this bastion of semi-intellectualism. Just in case you're capable of making a reply, know that this will be the only time I address you.
    “It is a strange paradox that today’s central banks are generally staffed by economists, who by and large profess a belief in a theory which says that their jobs are, at the best, unnecessary, and more likely wealth-destroying. Needless to say, this is not a point widely discussed among respectable economists. Nevertheless, it is an issue worth pondering.”

    George Cooper, The Origin of Economic Crises

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    I'm reading Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.

    The man is good folks, the man is good. First-rate reporting from the realm of the intellect. This is a man who is geared towards changing your opinions on the world around you. Outliers does it for the common perception of genius and what genius is. Gladwell does a great job of quantifying it. Coming on the heels of reading Ayn Rand, it's like breathing pure oxygen again after... well, after reading Ayn Rand. Good for the soul. Anyway, are you a genius? Or do you hope to become one? Are you at least interested on the subject of genius, be it intellectual or physical? Read this book. It'll do you good.
    “It is a strange paradox that today’s central banks are generally staffed by economists, who by and large profess a belief in a theory which says that their jobs are, at the best, unnecessary, and more likely wealth-destroying. Needless to say, this is not a point widely discussed among respectable economists. Nevertheless, it is an issue worth pondering.”

    George Cooper, The Origin of Economic Crises

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    "Pacific Beat" - T. Jefferson Parker
    I just started it. So far so good. It takes place in Newport Beach, Orange County, California, which is home and fun to read

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    Jaysus, Mota. That said, moving on.

    I'm either stupid or have an ADD-like attention span, so I don't really enjoy reading books too difficult, or books of how to teach yourself skills. I just finished "As the Crow Flies" - I never read it in school, but I could tell when reading it that it was part of the curriculum of many high schools. It was a decent book, in which the main character started out as a child in the poor streets of London pre-WWI, and went on to build a retail empire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mota Boy View Post
    First off, know that this forum is a safe place, where even the most worthless human beings among us that drag their barely-sentient husks across the ground of this planet as they steal my oxygen to continue their worthless, parasitic existences may frolic safe in the encapsulated belief that they, too, have something to say. Know also that they are not welcome in my thread.

    You, I'm talking to you. Do us all a favor and don't again gum up this bastion of semi-intellectualism. Just in case you're capable of making a reply, know that this will be the only time I address you.
    I genuinely hope you do not reprimand individuals in this way in your everyday life. There was no need what so ever for you to be objectionable towards me, I was merely enjoying posting on these forums. I have, as do you, every right to freedom of speech. Even if I do post random drivel or nonsensical words, I’m not impairing nor am I ceasing anyone else’s recreational diversions.

    What makes you superior to anyone else on this forum? I’ll respond to this on your behalf, NOTHING. Therefore stop being so condescending and pompous and allow people to be, even if you do think they’re subordinate to you.

    Could it be that YOU are the worthless human being pilfering OUR oxygen? I believe so.

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    Flux, you're new here; most users tend to frown on pointless posts in worthwhile threads. All you accomplish is making yourself look dumb, and derailing an otherwise intelligent topic; it's simple forum etiquette. There are several "off topic/random" threads where you can get that bullshit out of your system. You made a mistake, learn from it, move on, and you'll become a better poster.
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    Let this be the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacknife737 View Post
    Flux, you're new here; most users tend to frown on pointless posts in worthwhile threads. All you accomplish is making yourself look dumb, and derailing an otherwise intelligent topic; it's simple forum etiquette. There are several "off topic/random" threads where you can get that bullshit out of your system. You made a mistake, learn from it, move on, and you'll become a better poster.
    Yes, I made a pointless post but I wasn’t off topic. I’m leaning and I am moving on. Thank you.

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