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guytwo

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Message Posted On Friday, September 26th 2014 at 12:49 pm
Just finished the book “The Kissing Sailor.” Seems the who-are-they mystery has been solved by this interesting book. I recommend it to everyone.

The sailor is George Mendonsa and the nurse is Greta Friedman but knowing that doesn’t make the book less fun.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Sunday, September 28th 2014 at 4:27 pm
Read "Contagious: Why Things Catch On” by Jomah Berger. Pretty interesting look at how anything becomes popular and why. he used Youtube and advertisements as examples.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Sunday, October 5th 2014 at 11:25 am
Hope to finish "American Passage" by Vincent J. Cannato sometimes today.

It's about the history of Ellis Island and immigration to America. The first immigration center was opened in 1855 and run by the state of NY, it was named Castle Garden.

FYI: Castle Clinton, also referred to as Castle Garden, is a fort and national monument located in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan in New York City. The structure has served as a fort, theater, opera house, national immigrant receiving station, and aquarium throughout its long history. Today, Castle Garden is called Castle Clinton National Monument and serves as the ticket center for ferries to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Friday, October 17th 2014 at 11:47 am
“Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You: A Lively Tour Through the Dark Side of the Natural Word.” by Dr. Dan Riskin

and

“Elephants on Acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments” by Alex Boese

Bot finished and were interesting and unusual and fun reads.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 at 8:22 am
Should finish “The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America” by Packer, George sometime today.

A MUST read for anyone the wants to know about the banking corruption and scandals. If nothing else read the chapters titled "Tampa." When a banker and a mortgage broker go to jail then we'll know that the justice system is honest and fair. Until then...
guytwo

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Message Posted On Sunday, November 23rd 2014 at 9:10 am
Last month finished “The battle of the Louvre: The struggle to save French art in World War II” by Matila Simon. And “Chaos: Making a New Science” by James Gleick.

Last week finished “Microcosmos: Four billion years of evolution from our microbial ancestors” by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan.

And “The Betrayal of the American Dream” by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Thursday, December 4th 2014 at 9:04 pm
Yesterday finished “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” by Elizabeth Kolbert. Actually a little scary to realize that so many of animals are on the verge of extinction. Many many more than I realized.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Tuesday, December 16th 2014 at 7:57 am
I finished the book “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban” by Yousafzai, Malala and Lamb, Christina last Saturday.

Malala is from Swat Valley which is east and mostly north of Peshawar about 50 miles. In her book she mentioned that when the Taliban moved into her area the Pakistani Army never found any Taliban even though there was a local radio station broadcasting Taliban propaganda. She questioned the desire of the Pakistani Army to really find any Taliban. Malala also questioned the desire of Pakistani ISI (their CIA) to find the Taliban.

(Apparently) The Tv show “Homeland” on SHO is very accurate in depicting the infiltration of the Taliban sympathizers in all aspects of the Pakistani government.

I wonder how the Pakistani Army sympathizers feel now.
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