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calicow
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Message Posted On Friday, July 9th 2010 at 12:31 pm
And didn't that one cop (I believe his name was Officer Reggie) who grew up in the projects say in Gang Leader that it was better to a certain extent to not arrest the established dealers because that way there wouldn't be a power vacuum of people trying to take their place?

Can't say that I've ever seen it. I'll have to look for it one of these days.

Edit: Finished Of Mice and Men a little while ago. While it was interesting, it was also a tad on the depressing side as well.

Now I'm starting to read Superfreakonomics. I wonder if it'll be as interesting as the first one.
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Message Posted On Friday, July 9th 2010 at 1:34 pm
On Friday, July 9th 2010 12:31 pm, calicow wrote:
And didn't that one cop (I believe his name was Officer Reggie) who grew up in the projects say in Gang Leader that it was better to a certain extent to not arrest the established dealers because that way there wouldn't be a power vacuum of people trying to take their place? ...
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I believe he did say that and his rational was that then their would be no gang wars to establish a new leader.


I've been thinking about reading Super Freakeconomics, let me know how you like it.
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Message Posted On Wednesday, July 14th 2010 at 2:35 pm
I'm about halfway through Super Freakonomics (yeah, I know I take my time reading my books), and so it's pretty interesting.

One of the chapters compares street prostitutes to department store Santas (according to their research "both take advantage of short term job opportunities brought about by holiday spikes in demand").

Another chapter discusses how the ACLU and the invention of television can increase the crime rate around the country, and in the case of the television, help with women's rights in India.
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Message Posted On Wednesday, July 14th 2010 at 3:47 pm
Going through the Matthew Reilly books. Check out the Scarecrow/Schonfeld series, and the 7/6/5 wonders/Jack Rush books if you want a laugh. Guy uses italics like nobody's business, and does insane action sequences.
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Message Posted On Monday, July 19th 2010 at 7:57 am
Just finished the book "Wreck of the Medusa" and it was ok. I couldn't pronounce any of the names because it was a French ship. The wreck became a very big political to-do back in the 1820's because it represented French corruption and incompetence. Medusa was a snake-haired female Greek monster, but also the name of a French sailing ship.
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Message Posted On Monday, July 19th 2010 at 10:07 pm
Reading House Rules by Jodi Picoult now.
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Message Posted On Saturday, July 24th 2010 at 12:53 pm
Just finished this book about a typhoon and if you like WWII Navy stuff you'll like it also. "Halsey's Typhoon: The True Story of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue"

What a horrible ordeal it was, and so unnecessary.
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Message Posted On Friday, July 30th 2010 at 6:56 pm
Finished SuperFreakonomics last week and started The Princess Bride today. Can't wait to see how different the movie is from it.
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Message Posted On Tuesday, August 3rd 2010 at 8:45 pm
Star Trek New Frontier's: Excalibur Book 2: Renaissance
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Message Posted On Thursday, August 5th 2010 at 1:38 pm
Just finished my second book by Michael Perry. The first was "Population 485" and the second was "Off Main Street." Both were very good except that he seems to use a $10 word when a $3 word will do. Keep your dictionary close by.

obduracy = stubborn for example, and avuncular = a kind uncle.
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Message Posted On Thursday, August 5th 2010 at 1:55 pm
Yeah, he seems to do that a lot Guy. Can't wait to see how many words like that will be in his most recent book (Coop).
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Message Posted On Thursday, August 5th 2010 at 7:56 pm
On Thursday, August 5th 2010 1:38 pm, guytwo wrote:
avuncular = a kind uncle.


I just love the word avuncular! I use it whenever I can, and there aren't many opportunities. I get to use autumnal more often.
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Message Posted On Thursday, August 5th 2010 at 8:08 pm
On Thursday, August 5th 2010 1:55 pm, calicow wrote:
Yeah, he seems to do that a lot Guy. Can't wait to see how many words like that will be in his most recent book (Coop).


I wasn't sure if I was just stupid or what. He does love them fancy words don't he.
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Message Posted On Thursday, August 5th 2010 at 8:16 pm
On Thursday, August 5th 2010 7:56 pm, cjhtwo wrote:
On Thursday, August 5th 2010 1:38 pm, guytwo wrote:
avuncular = a kind uncle.


I just love the word avuncular! I use it whenever I can, and there aren't many opportunities. I get to use autumnal more often.


Honey, you ain't right.
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Message Posted On Thursday, August 5th 2010 at 9:25 pm
Oh well. I guess the 10--14 hour days are getting t me.
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