Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by subgenius, Sep 28, 2011.
If you're looking for a book and can't find it you're obviously in the
The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
"How to necRomance a thread", by Alan Moore
Thank you. That clarifies everything.
Solving Enigma's Secrets: The Official History of Bletchley Park's Hut 6
The original history of Bletchley Park's Hut 6 was considered so sensitive, it was only declassified in June 2006. For the first time the wider public can read the story of Bletchley Park's epic battle with the Enigma-enciphered messages of the German Army and Air Force, as written by the codebreakers and edited by John Jackson. This momentous struggle is told anonymously by the men and women working in Hut 6 at Bletchley Park, who recorded their experiences in a top secret report at the end of World War 2. Where the German forces went the Enigma machine went with them. The daily changing cipher keys and the continuous security improvements put a continual strain on the quiet heroes of Bletchley Park. This specially edited version of the original three volumes, which includes all of the volume on cryptography, is a lasting tribute to their unrelenting pursuit of the innermost secrets of the Nazi war machine and to their genius in overcoming all the odds.
har har har...
Just started 'The First Eagle' by Tony Hillerman another addition to his Navajo mystery series (there are over 15 in the series as far as I know, and all the ones I've read have been pretty darned good, addicting reads).
Hillerman is amongst the top American mystery writers alive today, well worth checking out for the fiction, but also a fascinating look into native American traditions.
Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers - Wolfe
Dirty Politics, subtitled "How attack politics is poisoning New Zealand’s political environment", is a book by Nicky Hager published in August 2014.
The book is based on emails hacked from Cameron Slater's Gmail account and Facebook chats. This occurred around the same time that his website the right-wing blog Whale Oil Beef Hooked was taken down by a denial-of-service (DOS) attack and features hundreds of items of correspondence in which prominent New Zealanders are criticized and vilified.
It describes a lengthy history of correspondence between Slater and Justice Minister Judith Collins that eventually contributed to her resignation as a Minister. In response to the allegations in the book, Prime Minister John Key said that he talked to Slater on a regular basis. Hager claimed that using bloggers rather than journalists allowed Key to maintain a friendly public persona, while using right wing blogs as a vehicle to attack opponents.
Other bloggers mentioned in the book include Matthew Hooten, Cathy Odgers, who goes by the name of Cactus Kate,and David Farrar.However, Hager reserves his strongest criticism for Cameron Slater, who he says was paid to write attack articles on public figures who opposed or criticized National Party policy – and Dirty Politics identifies those who paid him.
Source - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Politics
Un Fucking Believable ... But so true. A must read ... You be the judge
Download - https://mega.co.nz/#!wAZXjKDa!w5k_KLzz8tYstZ6FW0tJgX-ezr_uOZ9DoV9GqPMSc4I
Thanks, Nicky - You are a true gentleman
Tony Hillerman passed away a few years ago. His daughter Anne has continued his series.
Thanks for the info^^^ that's sad, I did not know he was gone I'll have to keep an eye out for one of his daughter's books.
I am getting this book soon by Stephane Hessel - Time for Outrage.
If you don't know who is Stephane Hessel, you should gööglhim... a very wise guy with allot to say.
Here's a portion of Havel; A Life, by Michael Zantovsky. I just finished it. It's a bit long but well worth it!! This is after the group of hippies and philosophers led by Havel took over Czechoslovakia;
"Some jobs required a professional background. The head of the military office of the president and commander-in-chief had to be a general, but again there were no such officers, otehr than those who had risen through the stages of Communist training and indoctrination. How to choose a loyal and relativtely open-minded professional from among such people? There were four candidates waiting in the corridor with perspiring brows, looking as if they were as scared of winning as of losing the job. Questions about their military record and background elicited monosyllablic answers, which were identical in their lack of information. Finally, it occurred to me to ask the candidates about their bedtime reading. One apparently only read the statutes and the order of battle manuals, the second read all the Marxist classics in Russian, and the third, slightly more enlightened, enjoyed reading histories of battles and campaigns from Hannibal to von Clausewitz. The fourth, an anti-aircraft missile brigade commander, hesitated for a long time, after which he stuttered 'Catch-22.' It was no contest. General Tomecek stayed for most of Havel's time in the Castle." (p. 342-3)
I'm taking the journey through Middle Earth with Mr. Frodo in The Lord of the Rings.
Just started 'The Historian' by Elizabeth Kostova, an interesting take on the Dracula/Vlad genre, really well written, a compelling story teller, not too often I gobble through 60 pages a 2am during a thunder storm
My interests in the deep politics of the 20th century are being thoroughly satisfied with this text:
The Hitler Legacy: The Nazi Cult in Diaspora: How it was Organized, How it was Funded, and Why it Remains a Threat to Global Security in the Age of Terrorism
1984 by George Orwell. If you haven't read it, get it. One of the best books I have ever read. One man's struggle against brutal oppression for his identity and individuality. Every person in these forums must read this book.
So you're reading this again/now? It was required reading in our grade 7 English class while (and I could be mistaken here), it was banned in the US school's curriculum. I much preferred Animal Farm...
1984 was a rip, in a way, from the late 20's movie Metropolis, which is a must see, some good remastered versions on YT, check it out if not familiar with it.
CISP certification book because I'm not that smart on my own.
Stopped reading The Hours because I don't want anything that depressing right now.
Finished The Myth of Homeland Security which was its own special set of depressing.
Reading Wild next
Low life scum who were more than happy to destroy activists lives.
I've uploaded the EPUB file in zip format for y'all. Just add it to your Reader/ Kimble, etc. Enjoy.
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Download - http://www35.zippyshare.com/v/Vm091EKL/file.html
2 back to back
The U.S. entry into WWI was because of the sinking of the Lusitania. Turing has cracked the German code but to keep the Germans from finding out and changing the code, some ships were not warned. Churchil wanted the US to enter WWI and Lusitania was a U.S. Civilian ship carrying supply of arms for Britian. Conspiracy with Churchill
The second is 17 Roses, the story of the duke of Winsor who abdicated the British crown. He then parties across Europe , dropping state secrets while asking the Nazis to let his maid travel to Paris to retrieve his really good linen from his Paris hime. Another conspiracy by the British ruling class to protect themselves from Duke of Winsors treason. It would make the ruling class look bad.
Uh, this doesn't make sense. Turing and Enigma were WWII, not WWI.
It sounds like the author is combining the Lusitania with Coventry.
The German embassy took out ads in the same papers advertising passage on the ship, warning the passengers that the ship was a legitimate target of war.
Sorry the Turing reference was mine. This is what I meant.
17Roses showed an extraordinary British conspiracy- to cover up what the abdicated King of England was up to during WWII. He dropped state secrets during dinner, his wife was close to the German Ambassador and spy, and insisted that he be in their " social set", he was close friends with several fascist/ nazi supporters in Sweden and the U.S. He negotiated with the Germans and Spanish to lead England after a negotiated peace, even publicly saying he wished to be the President of England after the war. This is in addition to asking the Nazis to let his maid fetch Wallis Simpsons linens from Paris.
Thank god he abdicated.
The British attempted to cover all this up when all captured German documents were published. They held this part back as long as they could.
I finished the Silo Series from Hugh Howely. I loved every minutes of it.
I started reading Howely's book Sand and its sort of just ok so far.
Any Travis McGee novel by John D. MacDonald. It will send you to the 1960's with a hard boiled private eye. In A Tan and Sandy Silence someone is buried up to their neck on the beach with a bucket over the head as the tide comes in.
Even THAT is better than LRons Scifi
I read Wool and loved it but couldn't get into the second book that was a prequel. Good info on Sand, I'll leave it on the shelf.
As much as I love the movie version of V for Vendetta, I wanted to go back to the original source material(which I know is going to be different from the movie interpretation), so I bought the graphic novel in a book and mask box set today. I'll be working my way through that, off and on.
Finally finished 'The Historian' the other night,long book, a good read, but far too much history fluff, altogether though, a fun and well written take on another vampire/Vllad thingy, would make a great movie.
Have a stack of unread novels to choose from next... hmmmm.. bbl
Best books of the year time. I'm hoping a few anons on here will post their picks. I'll start with my fav 2 this year, No reviews from me, but lots available by using your google fu.
Is Fat Bob Dead Yet? by Stephen Dobyns (I so want a sequel)
Purity by Jonathan Franzen
Voices of the Arab Spring: Personal Stories from the Arab Revolutions
by Asaad al-Saleh
This collection is of enormous importance. The speakers in these narratives are not specialist scholars but participants in the process of change and, all too often, victims of the regimes in the countries and regions covered. Their accounts provide the reader with vivid images of events that may have already been 'covered' by the world's media but have not, thus far at least, emerged with the kind of crystalline reality and sheer variety that is to be found within the covers of this book.
of blogblogblog.com Baheyya
There's a wonderful, cumulative power to reading these personal narratives. They are gripping, extremely poignant, often heartbreaking, and astonishing. It is long overdue to finally have unmediated access to 'regular' citizens' experiences and recollections.
Eon by Greg Bear. Science fiction of the mind blowing Eon type
Spaces of Hate is an important book. It contains a collection of thoroughly researched and theoretically astute essays on extreme right-wing hate in the United States. The essays sparkle with insight and commitment and, together, they represent a groundbreaking statement on the spatiality of hate.
Coffee and downtime .. I'm reading this in between the chaos.
Reversing: Secrets of Reverse Engineering by Eldad Eilam
Uncle John's Gigantic Bathroom Reader, hardcover, trivia ta melt yer brain into sleepy-ness , over 700 hundred pages of stuff you never even know you cared about, 3-5 pages then~ zzzzzzzzzzz.
Hey, its not scilontology, and it werks fer me!
On page 353~ The top speed an abalone moves... 5 yards per minute.. Uh-huh, cannot lives a proper life without knowing that, gert over it.
I found 4 boxes of pulp sciFi. Color me happy. So far there are no mentions of LRon, but I've only gone back to 1980 and he predates that. There are editorials in pulp SciFi and Robert Heinlein
( wtf spelz)
But no mentions of LRon as a master
It's good that I'm listening to it in disc because if I were reading it I would have slammed the book shut several times. All the rotten stuff the US government and defense contractors came up with is here. UFO reports- most were sightings of the U2 or later model spy plane on test flights but the AirForce/ CIA didn't reveal that because they wanted to keep the planes secret.
We bombed ourselves and the whole world more that any other country. The Atomic Energy Commision urged tests that were crazy- lets bomb the ozone layer! Ok! There was some discussion about the dangers of setting off a atomic bomb in the ozone layer but it was ignored as " not proven".
We spied on the Russians and insulted them by agreeing to limits on testing the day before we tested. This caused the Rusdians to put missiles in Cuba. We are our own worst enemy.
The military and the CIA debunked all UFO reports as a matter of policy. We had fucking Nazi rocket scientists running missile and bomb tests. A missile went off course over a town. The Nazi was supposed to report course changes so it could be aborted but instead watched it with binoculars. Boom.
Btw Rosewell was not Area 51.
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