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    does anyone here read serious books like about philosiphy and how the government works? just wondering...

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    Guillaume's Avatar Kentish old lady BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
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    Well, I'm trying to read a 17th century japanese swordfight manual... By Miyamoto Musashi.

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    I do.....Russel, Frege, Sartre, stuff like that I like a lot.
    I also read books about language and grammar....

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    I used to, about anything from Nuclear Submarines to parenting, however as my chosen profession has required vast reading of boring acronym filled text books I have tapered off on the real stuff and focused on sci-fi and or fantasy for the most part. It is very nice to sort of leave this planet or least this time frame now and again.

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    Yeah. Everything from music and art to history and science, philosophy, technology, parenting, marketing, many types of manuals - oh, and encyclopedias of useless information (does that count?).

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    Well I mean things like Rogue Nations that speak about the attrocities in made by countries.....like Hiroshima.........September 11 etc that speak about in what world you live in not useless info

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    That's kinda what I'm talking about (even though it was a joke which followed all of the relevant topics I posted ). Useless information is a figure of speech, meaning information that most people really don't care about...like the example you just gave me. Another example - reading things like the history behind the fact that an unwitting inventor named Eli Whitney was indirectly the cause of the Civil War. He invented the Cotton Gin just as the slave trade was finally dying out in America, which created a massive demand for slaves again, and that begot the Civil War.

    Definitely serious. Useless to most. Very useful to me in that it is very relevant history, as well as an amazing example of sociological correlation and conceptual thinking.

    Anyway, the question was "does anyone here read serious books like about philosiphy and how the government works? just wondering... "

    The answer here is yes.

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    I only read books with big bright pictures. And small words.


    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Isnt that what the newspapers are for?

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    What is this new spaper you speak of?






    I'm hoping the on my previous statement conveyed the gentle kidding properly.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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