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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Spartan26 » Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:09 pm

Zero Fail: The rise and Fall of the Secret Service by Carol Leonnig

While the book brings up the formation of the Secret Service in the wake of the Lincoln assassination and touches on its function to combat counterfeiters and protect the president, it really starts in the early 1960 with the leadup to the Kennedy assassination and goes through the scandals suffered over the past 10 years and runs through Trump's time in office. It's a big book and I'm not very far in. I'm sorta amazed by the details included. I mean, the color that often gets looked over or cut due to space. I'm just through Kennedy's assassination and there's quite a bit that I never knew or maybe had heard when I was younger and it never resonated. Though I can't say I've held too strong of beliefs around the notion of who killed JFK. The more I have thought about it, the more upset I with how private the investigation was or lack of accountability that grew from the Warren Commission. Maybe it's just rousing my ire of Texan arrogance. ANYWAY, that's neither here nor there. As a kid, I do remember seeing some clips and pics of Jackie next to LBJ being sworn in and how I thought how remarkable mood and stature were. Not so much stoic but it was almost like she was there but maybe going through an outer-body experience. I didn't realize she suffered a miscarriage earlier that summer. That and sort of the extent of the young president's escapades she had to suffer helped me identify what I was seeing in all of those photos. Also quotes of her emotion, details about missed assignments and key people being out help shape a different picture for me.

I'm curious to see what she'll refer to as the downfall. Technology and practice has definitely helped combat counterfeiting and the fact they were able to keep President Obama alive makes me think they deserve nothing short of an A- despite what scandals may've come out of central America. But I'll be interested in learning the stories behind some headlines that came and were forgotten.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Catoptric » Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:53 am

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma by Pete Walker
https://web.archive.org/web/20210530083 ... riving.pdf

EMDR Toolbox: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation
https://archive.org/details/EmdrToolbox

Spartan26 wrote:
Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:09 pm
Zero Fail: The rise and Fall of the Secret Service by Carol Leonnig

https://fb.watch/dUKiA3csrd/
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Retired FBI agent and Police chief Don Adams was one of the original investigators in Dallas examining the #JFKassassination. He discovered original reports he filed were doctored. During his investigation he claimed to have learned and can prove that Oswald did not kill JFK
and I posted something in the previous page suggesting an agreement with the video.

An article about what the video mentions.
https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/new ... 653575007/




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The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel: Literature of the Yucatan Mayans; the Religion, Calendar and Legends of the Maya Civilization by Ralph L. Roys
https://krishnamurti.abundanthope.org/i ... umayel.pdf


Why it's on an Asian Indian website, I have no idea, but I was playing a Japanese-exclusive game based on this (Libros de Chilam Balam for PC-9800)


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A 2013 article that could just as well apply to every generation.

Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation
https://time.com/247/millennials-the-me ... eneration/
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Senseye » Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:32 am

Madrigal wrote:
Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:34 pm
.. I think it's just too plot-based. I like things that sound nice throughout. Maybe I'm just too used to old writers.
Oh dear, we can't have novels that go and tell a story.

I suppose you should stick to the classics. If long rambling diatribes that use 800 pages to wrap about 40 pages of plot are your thing, they are definitely the ticket. Get thee to a Dostoevsky!

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Post by Catoptric » Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:23 am

Book: 'Dimensions: A Casebook of Alien Contact by Jacques Vallee'
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B17t2Hh ... 60GYaeI8rQ

Article -'Incommensurability, Orthodoxy and the Physics of High Strangeness: A 6-layer Model for Anomalous Phenomena. Jacques F. Vallee'
https://bdigital.ufp.pt/bitstream/10284 ... 2002-8.pdf


The Chronicle of Lanercost, 1272-1346 : Translated, with notes
https://archive.org/details/chronicleoflaner00maxwuoft



THE CASE OF JAMES LEININGER: AN AMERICAN
https://med.virginia.edu/perceptual-stu ... 000331.pdf

The Science of Reincarnation
https://uvamagazine.org/articles/the_sc ... ncarnation


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Understanding human perception by human-made illusions
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10 ... 00566/full


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Jeffrey Schwartz's book you are not your brain (full pdf)
https://www.booksfree.org/wp-content/up ... e.org_.pdf

It reminds me a bit of Daniel Amen's book change your brain change your life (50 page summary without MRI images pdf)
https://globalioc.com/wp-content/upload ... r-Life.pdf


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A crazy amount of info on UFO sightings (PDF available to save)

UFOs and Intelligence: A Timeline. By George M. Eberhart
https://www.academia.edu/43868466/UFOs_ ... M_Eberhart

Dr. Barry Taff website articles (click the titles.) This guy is also facing a lot of health issues (https://www.gofundme.com/f/437q9j-survival-assistance)
https://barrytaff.net/


Air Force UFOs and Related Subjects (huge pdf file.)
https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/pdfs/AD0688332.pdf
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Post by Catoptric » Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:18 am

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman
https://monoskop.org/images/d/d5/Colema ... nymous.pdf


Finnegans Wake by James Joyce pdf
http://www.rosenlake.net/fw/Finnegans-W ... r-1975.pdf


Behind the Seven Veils of Inequality. What if it's all about the Struggle within just One Half of the Population over just One Half of the National Income?
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/ful ... dech.12505

What the Devil? Prince of Darkness Is Misunderstood, Says UCLA Professor (Satan: A Biography", Henry Ansgar Kelly)
https://phys.org/news/2006-08-devil-pri ... -ucla.html

A pretty cool list of books
https://english.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/HAK-CV.pdf
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Ferrus » Thu Aug 18, 2022 6:09 pm

I was reading some linguistic topics and came across the concept of backslang, reversing words to encode them:

https://victorianweb.org/history/slang2.html

I'd heard of verlan in France and lunfardo in Argentina but I didn't realise there was a similar phenomenon in late 19th century England, one of those topics that has been wiped out of popular conscientiousness, even when things like rhyming slang have remained there. It seems the word 'yob' - boy backwards - is a fossil of this, whose origin is now lost in the mysts of time to most people.
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Post by Catoptric » Sun Sep 04, 2022 7:44 pm

The fair reward problem: the illusion of success and how to solve it (Didier Sornette, Spencer Wheatley and Peter Cauwels)
https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1902/1902.04940.pdf


Sensory-processing sensitivity in social anxiety disorder: Relationship to harm avoidance and diagnostic subtypes
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2174907/

Schizoid PD linked to unbearable and inescapable loneliness
https://scielo.isciii.es/pdf/ejpen/v24n1/original4.pdf



Bigfoot Believers Uncovered a Lost Manuscript About the ‘Soviet Sasquatch’
https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjk3jm/ ... -sasquatch
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by puerile_polyp » Sat Sep 10, 2022 8:05 pm

Earthlings: a Novel

It's about a girl growing up in Japan I guess. She and her cousin believe they are aliens. She sees the human society on Earth as a factory in which the humans are components used to produce babies. As she grows up she finds a couple of kindred spirits and they become more and more dissociated from society and from their own bodies, the experience of being human. The feelings of alienation really, really resonated with me. I'm glad it ended where it did but I also feel it was kind of a cop out, because it's at the point where human society is finally going to force its way back in and subjugate the wills of these individuals.

Bastard Out of Carolina

This is one of those beautifully written books that really brings the characters to life and makes them feel like people I've met. And it's terrible because I'm watching this girl grow up in all this shit and becoming scarred by it, the way it happens. It's not a new story, it's poverty and the cycle of abuse, but it's just told so well.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by aether » Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:48 am

Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential
by Tiago Forte

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