This year’s season of consumerism began on Black Friday, November 26. The message is that the more me consume, the happier we will be. Not so. Sure, we were shopping for other people on Black Friday, but what does it say about our society when stores open at midnight and people stay up all night and wait in line for other stores that open at 4:00 am?

So this is where we are heading.

We are told that consumerism is the “American Dream”. And here all along I thought it was home ownership.

And consumerism comes with a price to our environment and our need for cheap goods creates labor abuse in developing nations.

I have an 11 year old who is incapable of consumerism. I’ll be giving him another beehive for Christmas.

Is anyone else disturbed by the car commercials that suggest you get a Lexus for the holidays? Seriously, when I hear the phrase “War on Christmas”, I think of commercials like that, as well as the barrage of news reports detailing the amount of gift spending vs. previous years.

Aboriginal cultures would let the hearth fire go out each solstice, and sit fasting in the cold and dark for a day and night waiting for the life giving sun to begin again it’s ascent into the sky. This tradition gave appreciation for warmth and light as they rekindled their fires and feasted on the food they had thoughtfully labored to gather beforehand.

Modern culture has it backwards.

They gorge and squander their resources and wake up at the beginning of the new year to maxed out credit and labor the rest of the year to pay it back.

A friend and I were talking over the weekend about wants vs. needs. Our needs are fairly modest. But, our wants (as a nation) are enormous.

Unfortunately, most people use the word “need” when they really mean “want.”

Personally, I’ve been, over the last couple of years, going with the mantra of “less is more.” I came to the conclusion that I have way too much crap. And I’m tired of having all this crap around. Stuff I thought I needed at one time, but clearly if it goes unused, I don’t “need” it.

I spent the last two days “decluttering” a room. I had these “things” that I thought I would do something with and all that I have done with them is move them around the room. They are now on the pile for the “Free” Craigslist posting which I will do in the Spring because there are a few closets that need cleaning.

Outstanding, I hate those Lexus and Mercedes commercials. I find them insulting and demeaning. Actually, I hate car commercials. I do, however, like the “thank you” commercial from GM. Wall Street and the Banks never said “thank you”. All they did and continue to do is try to steal more from us.

Cats, I agree re the GM commercial. I think its the best commercial ever put out by a car company.

Wall Street is addicted to gambling, and the only thanks you’ll ever get from an addict is when you enable their addiction. Their bailout (when Obama took over) came with restrictions, hence, no thanks. That’s why they’re spending so much money to have all regulations removed. If they succeed, they’ll go back to gambling again. They’ll bet the House, and lose it, along with the Senate! (Of course, we’ll be in a global depression by then, but that’s the price we’ll have to pay for Citizen’s United)

Had a bit of a down experience this morning. The “Elmer Fudds” were out shooting deer. I heard several shots while getting ready for work. About 1/4 mile from my home, there was a dead deer on the side of the road. Looked like a relatively fresh kill. Depressing.

Well I used to wonder about all those football players thanking Jesus for their touchdown, the long pass or the last minute field goal. I wondered if the opposing cornerback ever complained about “Yeah, I was all over him, and then this bearded white dude in a flowing robe threw a block from nowhere!”

Well, maybe that’s not so ridiculous, Jesus must have been on the spread favouring the Steelers…

Hunters disgust me. Always have. Always will. I can understand killing for survival, for food, as in the aboriginal sense. I cannot understand it anymore, though, because for all practical purposes, all it amounts to is the male’s urge to overcome his other insufficiencies. And it never works, only adds one more. Insufficiency. Hunting rifles are, I once told a hunter, nothing more than walnut-stocked pecker extenders. Haven’t heard from him since. Thank all gods.

My inlaws go deer hunting every year. Where they go the deer are so thick one of their gang invariably hits one with a car. Fortunately they rarely shoot one.

I’m buying my daughter a NookColor for Christmas and nothing else. Then I won’t have to have a house full of books she’ll never read again and I won’t have to buy her magazines for $5 wasting paper on all of them.

I did my part. I bought a dog from a gun dog breeder and turned him into a big, lazy pet. Although he did steel a turkey leg off the counter the other day.

I saw the NookColor – unfortunately my vision doesn’t allow for that or the kindle. If the font size in large enough to read – there are only a few letters on the screen and that kind of make reading tiresome, not to mention uneasy to follow the plot…

Speaking of plots, Hilary just spoke on the naughtiness of the wikileaks. Apologizing to the world’s leaders who said/wrote things in confidence and that now has been compromised.

Note that (according to Milady, an avid Kindler) documents/books downloaded to a Kindle can also be viewed on your computer screen. That works for me because my crappy vision demands something larger than a four inch screen with huge font. My screen is 19″ across, and even with enlarged font I can still read comfortably with no horizontal scrolling, only vertical.

Shayne, I’ve only seen the Nookcolor ‘in person’ so really can’t speak for the Kindle which I’ve only looked at on line. Although it does show you how large the font can be.

I’m just of the ‘old school’ – the library is my friend – I need to hold a book (sometimes using a magnifying glass) knowing that when I fall asleep not to worry about it breaking – if it accidentally falls on the floor gets rolled over upon!

My mom and my best friend both have Kindles and love them. Mom’s vision is a bit shaky but she says she can get text she can read. My buddy loves his because he can carry a library with him where ever he goes. I’m waiting for the whole idea to go less proprietary which it seems to be doing. Don’t like the idea of having to buy my books from one vendor.

My sympathies to the vision impaired. With me, the eyes are still functioning pretty well but when it comes to books on tape I better have a headset or it becomes a neighborhood event.

I don’t have a problem with real hunters. If someone chooses to hunt for their meat, then they should know how to do a clean kill and not injure the animal so that it runs off and dies somewhere in pain. I know people that never purchase meat from the supermarket. All the meat in their freezer comes from hunting. These hunters usually go to state game lands and not hunt in their own back yards. What worries me is stray bullets or high powered rifles where the bullet passes through the animal and keeps on going. Three acres is not much space between properties for people to be hunting unless is buckshot for squirrels or rabbits.

Cats, I have no problem with people who hunt for their food either. But I have severe problems with those who hunt only to kill something. Anything. Likewise with those who ‘hunt’ simply to show off their gun or guns. That’s a sickness. Same as with those who hunt for trophy only — also a sickness.

OTOH, I’m not very fond of the American meat industry either. Unfortunately, I’m a meat eater and as such have to curtail my anger, because I’m part of the problem. It’s a circular quandary, truth be known.

I agree, frugal. That is one of the reasons I have been shifting all my meat purchases to a local butcher shop. Having spent time as a teen on a farm, I learned how to deal with the entire concept of taking an animal’s life and preparing it for consumption. It was never done brutally and there was always an awareness of, there but for the grace of doG go I.

I quit hunting shortly after that because I wasn’t that hungry.

That’s a great idea Cats. I have a nephew that goes to a wonderful daycare with a Mexican lady who is teaching him Spanish. My daughter took Spanish from second grade through her sophomore year and this two year old speaks better Spanish than she does. I have tons of learning toys so it would be great to go somewhere they’ll use them.

My daughter is a Barnes and Noble junkie and hopes to work there over the summer now that she’s 16 and she picked out the NookColor. That’s all she’s getting so she might as well get what she wants.

I’m a Kindle DX user. This is the unit with the 9.7″ (diagonal) screen, so its pages are actually the size of a book; actually bigger than many. I’ll free-form some comments here, but my posted review at Amazon (5-stars) is here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R121GQ9FJ8G916/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

First things, Kindle is a READER. It is designed and intended to do one thing: read books. The iPad, for example, is designed to do everything a little (and hence, do nothing well). Other readers are likely functional (I’ve not used them), but Kindle is the only device I am aware of that is both a reader AND has a screen large enough to work well natively with .PDF files.

So, one of the things about the Kindle reader vs. the iPad tablet computer, is that the Kindle’s screen is not a back-lit LCD. It is vastly easier on your eyes because it is specifically and exclusively designed for reading. The iPad is a backlit LCD, intended to read a little, play some games, do a bit of web-browsing, etc. It is not a reader, but a tablet computer.

Also, because of the focused functionality of the Kindle, one can easily get 2 or more weeks usage from a single battery charge (provided the wireless is turned off). You might get 3 hours from the iPad.

The Kindle is B&W only, so if you’re interest is in massive art books, it will not serve your purpose. However, very few people who actually read books, select the books they read for their pictures. For all of that, I’ve glanced at some graphic novels downloaded from Wowio, and not been upset by either the resolution or the lack of color. Also, while I’m not a “picture book” person, one of my Kindle books is an edition of Milton’s Paradise Lost that came with the original pencil etchings by Dore. The etchings were already B&W, and the Kindle renders them exquisitely.

One reason why I insisted on the DX is that I find it impossible to read on my computer due primarily to the aspect ratio of the screen. Which is to say, the only way you can get an entire page on the screen is if you reduce the size to something that could only be read with a scanning electron microscope. Because the Kindle page is the size of a page, it is no different than reading a book. This is especially useful with .PDF files, of which I’ve many. Many of the things I read are technical books and articles from the fields of symbolic logic and abstract algebra (wanna make something of it?), so having the formal symbols properly and clearly rendered was extremely important to me.

However, the page orientation of the Kindle is not fixed; rather, one can change to any rectangular setting, or have it shift dynamically with how one is holding the device. (This latter drives me insane, and I fix my orientation in standard portrait mode.)

With native kindle books (i.e., this does not work with .PDF’s) you can adjust the font size a great deal. Since you can also change the orientation (which does work with .PDF’s, and will amplify that part of the text displayed) there is considerable lattitude in the text size and settings.

If you want to try the kindle on your computer, the software for doing so is freely downloadable. Unless requested, I’ll not bother to dig up the links to do so. ‘Tis the season, and Amazon is pushing it, so you ought be able to find it at Amazon.com. A friend of mine with Macular became a friend of mine (rather than just the husband of a friend of mine) when I forwarded along that link; he can read again.

I’m not sure if there are any length limits to posts, but I’ll submit another comment with my current complete Kindle library. It includes 341 books, and some 150 or so longish articles. I should note that amongst those “books” are complete collections that are counted as one. So I have every book or major piece ever written by Dickens, Twain, Wells, Plato, Aristotle, Shakespeare, and some largish collections of Melville, London, and Verne.

Presently, I’m using about 2/3’s of my available storage. But that’s mostly because so many of my collection are .PDF files, which typically run upwards of 10 times as big as a native Kindle file.

Folks were talking about having “stuff” above. I’ve come to understand that a civilized life for me mean having my computer, my cats, and my Kindle.

Refurbished DX’s can be had now for something in the neighborhood of $260.00.

I put 40 boxes of books into storage before commencing the move to my first 1-year position. I wagged another 10 boxes with me. By the time of my 4th move in 4 years, I put another 7 boxes of books in storage and carried 5 with me. Having now moved 5 times in the past 6 years (this is the first year I’ll be staying in one place for more than one year in that time), the thought of moving makes me physically ill.

As much as I love books, I cannot abide the thought of any more wood-pulp in my house.

This is my current Kindle library. It quite obviously betrays my prejudices. One thing to note. When I first got my Kindle, there was no good way to sort or categorize books by topic. With my .PDF files, I fixed that problem by creating special “leading” portions to file name. Once the software on the Kindle was updated to allow categories, this became unnecessary, but changing it was too much trouble. So some of the titles reflect my pre-category naming conventions. Most of those classifications are fairly obvious as to their meaning; none of them (now) are all that relevant.

BOOKS:

1. A Letter Concerning Toleration – Locke, John, 1632-1704.mobi
2. A Pluralistic Universe – James, William, 1842-1910.mobi
3. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge – Berkeley, George, 1685-1753.mobi
4. A Treatise of Human Nature – Hume, David, 1711-1776.mobi
5. Addams – Democracy and Social Ethics.azw
6. AmPhil ]] Boodin – Realistic Universe.pdf
7. AmPhil ]] Boodin – Truth and Reality.pdf
8. AmPhil ]] Bowne – Personalism.pdf
9. AmPhil ]] Bowne – Theory of Thought and Knowledge.pdf
10. AmPhil ]] Brightman – Nature and Values.pdf
11. AmPhil ]] Dewey – Essays in Experimental Logic.pdf
12. AmPhil ]] Dewey – Ethics revised.pdf
13. AmPhil ]] Dewey – Experience and Nature.pdf
14. AmPhil ]] Dewey – How We Think.pdf
15. AmPhil ]] Dewey – Human Nature and Conduct.pdf
16. AmPhil ]] Dewey – Logic the Theory of Inquiry.pdf
17. AmPhil ]] Dewey – Reconstruction in Philosophy.pdf
18. AmPhil ]] Dewey – The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy.pdf
19. AmPhil ]] Dewey – The Quest for Certainty.pdf
20. AmPhil ]] Dewey – Theory of Valuation.pdf
21. AmPhil ]] Mead – Philosophy of the Present.pdf
22. AmPhil ]] Peirce – Chance Love Logic.pdf
23. AmPhil ]] Royce – Loyalty.pdf
24. AmPhil ]] Royce – The Problem of Christianity v1.pdf
25. AmPhil ]] Royce – The Problem of Christianity v2.pdf
26. AmPhil ]] Santayana – Character & Opinion.pdf
27. AmPhil ]] Santayana – Sense of Beauty.pdf
28. AmPhil ]] Santayana – The Life of Reason 1.pdf
29. AmPhil ]] Santayana – The Life of Reason 2.pdf
30. AmPhil ]] Santayana – The Life of Reason 3.pdf
31. AmPhil ]] Santayana – The Life of Reason 4.pdf
32. AmPhil ]] Santayana – The Life of Reason 5.pdf
33. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding – Hume, David, 1711-1776.mobi
34. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding – Locke, John, 1632-1704.mobi
35. ANW ]] 1898 – Universal Algebra.pdf
36. ANW ]] 1906 – On Mathematical Concepts of the Material World.pdf
37. ANW ]] 1906 – The Axioms of Projective Geometry.pdf
38. ANW ]] 1907 – The Axioms of Descriptive Geometry.pdf
39. ANW ]] 1911 – An Introduction to Mathematics.pdf
40. ANW ]] 1917 – The Organization of Thought.pdf
41. ANW ]] 1919 – Enquiry Concerning Principles of Natural Knowledge.pdf
42. ANW ]] 1920 – Concept of Nature.pdf
43. ANW ]] 1922 – The Principle of Relativity.pdf
44. ANW ]] 1925 – Science and the Modern World.pdf
45. ANW ]] 1929 – Process and Reality.pdf
46. ANW ]] 1929 – The Function of Reason.pdf
47. Areopagitica – Milton, John, 1608-1674.mobi
48. Aristotle – The Complete Aristotle.mobi
49. Bacon – The Essays.mobi
50. Bacon – The New Organon.mobi
51. Bergson Creative Evolution.azw
52. Carlyle – The French Revolution.azw
53. Christie – The Mysterious Affair at Styles.mobi
54. Christie – The Secret Adversary.mobi
55. CIA World Factbook 2008.azw
56. CK 12 21st Century Physics.azw
57. CK 12 Advanced Probability and Statistics.azw
58. CK 12 Calculus.azw
59. Classic American Fiction 10 books by Melville.azw
60. Classic American Literature Works of Jack London.azw
61. Classic Philosophy 4 books by Kant.azw
62. Classic Philosophy Complete Dialogs of Plato.azw
63. Collected Poems – Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939.mobi
64. Complete Works of William Shakespeare.azw
65. Conrad – Heart of Darkness.mobi
66. Consolation of Philosophy – Boethius,.mobi
67. Cooper The Last of the Mohicans.azw
68. Darwin On the Origin of Species 6th Edition.azw
69. Del Rey – Badge of Infamy.mobi
70. Del Rey – Police Your Planet.mobi
71. Descartes – Discourse on the Method.mobi
72. Dewey Democracy and Education.azw
73. Discourse on the Origin and the Foundations of Inequality Among Men – Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.mobi
74. Dodsworth – Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.mobi
75. Dostoyevsky – Crime and Punishment.mobi
76. Dostoyevsky – Notes From The Underground.mobi
77. Dracula – Bram Stoker.azw
78. Einstein – Sidelights on Relativity.azw
79. Emerson Essays First Series.azw
80. Emerson Essays Second Series.azw
81. Epictetus – The Golden Sayings of Epictetus.mobi
82. Essays in Radical Empiricism – James, William, 1842-1910.mobi
83. Essays of Schopenhauer – Schopenhauer, Arthur, 1788-1860_.mobi
84. Familiar Quotations.azw
85. Fitzgerald – The Beautiful and the Damned.mobi
86. Fitzgerald – This Side of Paradise.mobi
87. FREE Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements.azw
88. FREE Weights and Measures.azw
89. GenPhil ]] Adler – Science of Living.pdf
90. GenPhil ]] Bergson – Matter and Memory.pdf
91. GenPhil ]] Bergson – Time and Free Will.pdf
92. GenPhil ]] Bohr – Essays.pdf
93. GenPhil ]] Brandom – Articulating Reasons.pdf
94. GenPhil ]] Carnap – Meaning and Necessity.pdf
95. GenPhil ]] Cassirer – Language and Myth.pdf
96. GenPhil ]] Cassirer – Rouseau Kant Goethe.pdf
97. GenPhil ]] Cassirer – Substance and Function.pdf
98. GenPhil ]] Cohen – Intro to Logic.pdf
99. GenPhil ]] Croce – Essence of Aesthetic.pdf
100. GenPhil ]] Croce – Logic as science of pure concept.pdf
101. GenPhil ]] Croce – My Philosophy.pdf
102. GenPhil ]] Durant – Philosophy and the Social Problem.pdf
103. GenPhil ]] Durkheim – Elementary Forms of the Religious Life.pdf
104. GenPhil ]] Eddington – Philosophy of Physical Science.pdf
105. GenPhil ]] Eliade – Cosmos And History.pdf
106. GenPhil ]] Empire.pdf
107. GenPhil ]] Feigl – Minnesota Studies II.pdf
108. GenPhil ]] Fromm – Dogma of Christ.pdf
109. GenPhil ]] Hegel – Lesser Logic.pdf
110. GenPhil ]] Hegel – Philosophy of History.pdf
111. GenPhil ]] Hegel – Philosophy of Mind.pdf
112. GenPhil ]] Herstein – The Measurement Problem of Cosmology.pdf
113. GenPhil ]] Horkheimer – Eclipse of Reason.pdf
114. GenPhil ]] Inequality and Happiness.pdf
115. GenPhil ]] Jaspers – Idea of the University.pdf
116. GenPhil ]] Jaspers – Origin and Goal of History.pdf
117. GenPhil ]] Jaspers – Reason and Existenz.pdf
118. GenPhil ]] Jung – Papers on Analytical Psychology.pdf
119. GenPhil ]] Lamont – Essays.pdf
120. GenPhil ]] Leibniz – Philosophical Writings.pdf
121. GenPhil ]] Lewis – Mind and the World Order.pdf
122. GenPhil ]] Lewis – Survey of Symbolic Logic.pdf
123. GenPhil ]] MacColl – Symbolic Logic and its Applications.pdf
124. GenPhil ]] Merleau-Ponty – Phenomenology of Perception.pdf
125. GenPhil ]] Moore – Principia Ethica.pdf
126. GenPhil ]] Poincare – Last Essays.pdf
127. GenPhil ]] Poincare – Science and Method.pdf
128. GenPhil ]] Polanyi – Personal Knowledge.pdf
129. GenPhil ]] Russell – Inquiry Into Meaning And Truth.pdf
130. GenPhil ]] Russell – Introduction to mathematical philosophy.pdf
131. GenPhil ]] Russell – Principles of Mathematics.pdf
132. GenPhil ]] Schlick – Problems Of Ethics.pdf
133. GenPhil ]] Schlick – Space and Time in Contemporary Physics.pdf
134. GenPhil ]] Toulmin – Philosophy of Science.pdf
135. GenPhil ]] Weyl – Space Time Matter.pdf
136. Get a Life Not a Job.azw
137. Greek ]] Cornford – From Religion to Philosophy.pdf
138. Grey – Riders of the Purple Sage.mobi
139. Grey – The Last of the Plainsmen.mobi
140. Grey – The Lone Star Ranger.mobi
141. H G Wells Collection.azw
142. Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations.azw
143. Harrison – Deathworld.mobi
144. Harrison – Planet of the Damned.mobi
145. Hesse – Siddhartha.mobi
146. Hobbes – Leviathan.azw
147. Holy Bible GOD S WORD Translation.azw
148. It Can’t Happen Here – Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.mobi
149. James – The Golden Bowl.mobi
150. James – The Portrait of a Lady.mobi
151. James – The Turn of the Screw.mobi
152. James Madison – The United States Constitution.mobi
153. James The American Scene.azw
154. James The Varieties of Religious Experience.azw
155. Job ]] Idealist Guide for Sector Switchers.pdf
156. Joyce – Finnegans Wake.azw
157. Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.azw
158. Joyce Dubliners.azw
159. Joyce Ulysses.azw
160. Kafka – The Metamorphosis.mobi
161. Kafka – The Trial.mobi
162. Karl Marx – Manifesto of the Communist Party.mobi
163. Karl Marx Das Kapital Capital.azw
164. Kindle_Users_Guide.azw
165. Laozi – Tao Te Ching.mobi
166. Linguist ]] Sapir – Language.pdf
167. Linguist ]] Saussure – Course in General Linguistics.pdf
168. Linguist ]] Whorf – Language Thought and Reality.pdf
169. Logic-ALG ]] Algebraic Logic.pdf
170. Logic-ALG ]] Algebraic Topology.pdf
171. Logic-ALG ]] Couturat – The Algebra of Logic.pdf
172. Logic-ALG ]] Foundations Of Algebraic Topology.pdf
173. Logic-ALG ]] Graph Theory III.pdf
174. Logic-ALG ]] Homological Algebra.pdf
175. Logic-ALG ]] Set Theory and the Structure of Arithmetic.pdf
176. Logic-ALG ]] Universal Algebra.pdf
177. Logic-CAT ]] Categories and Groupoids.pdf
178. Logic-CAT ]] Categories Types and Structures.pdf
179. Logic-CAT ]] Toposes-Triples-Theories.pdf
180. Logic-CMP ]] A equals B.pdf
181. Logic-CMP ]] Algorithmic Information Theory.pdf
182. Logic-CMP ]] Algorithms and Complexity.pdf
183. Logic-CMP ]] Complexity Theory.pdf
184. Logic-CMP ]] Computational Complexity – A Modern Approach.pdf
185. Logic-CMP ]] Models Of Computation.pdf
186. Logic-CMP ]] Problem Course in ML.pdf
187. Logic-GEO ]] Baer – Unified geometry and groups.pdf
188. Logic-GEO ]] Henkin-Tarski – Axiomatic Method.pdf
189. Logic-GEO ]] Robb – Geometry of Time and Space.pdf
190. Logic-GEO ]] Topology and Geometry for Physics.pdf
191. Logic-GEO ]] Veblen – Projective Geometry I.pdf
192. Logic-GEO ]] Veblen – Projective Geometry II.pdf
193. Logic-GEO ]] Weyl-Wigner formalism and noncommutative geometry.pdf
194. Logic-GEO ]] Whitehead’s Geometric Algebra.pdf
195. Lovecraft The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.azw
196. Lovecraft The Whisperer in Darkness.azw
197. Major Karnage.pdf
198. Masterpieces of American Wit and Wisdom.azw
199. Math-CAL ]] Calculus 1.pdf
200. Math-CAL ]] Calculus 2 Single Var Advanced.pdf
201. Math-CAL ]] Calculus 3 Multi Var Advanced.pdf
202. Math-CAL ]] Calculus applications and theory.pdf
203. Math-Gen ]] Birkhoff – Dynamical Systems.pdf
204. Math-Gen ]] Bridgman – Dimensional Analysis.pdf
205. Math-Gen ]] Intro to Statistics.pdf
206. Math-Gen ]] Introduction To Quantum Mechanics.pdf
207. Math-Gen ]] Keynes – Probability.pdf
208. Math-Gen ]] Klein – Evanston Lectures.pdf
209. Math-Gen ]] Klein – Famous Problems.pdf
210. Math-Gen ]] Markov Chains and Stochastic Stability.pdf
211. Math-Gen ]] Modern Quantum Theory.pdf
212. Math-Gen ]] Ordinary Differential Equations.pdf
213. Math-Gen ]] Quantum Mechanics.pdf
214. Math-Gen ]] Statistics.pdf
215. Math-Gen ]] Stochastic Calculus and Stochastic Filtering.pdf
216. MathHST ]] Polya – Plausible Reasoning.pdf
217. Maugham – Liza of Lambeth.mobi
218. Maugham – Of Human Bondage.mobi
219. Mill – On Liberty.mobi
220. Mill – Utilitarianism.mobi
221. Miyamoto The Book of Five Rings.azw
222. Morse – Benjamin Franklin.azw
223. Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil.azw
224. Nietzsche The Antichrist.azw
225. Nietzsche Thus Spake Zarathustra.azw
226. OpenOffice 3 – Getting Started.pdf
227. OpenOffice 3 – Writer Guide.pdf
228. Painted Darkness.pdf
229. Paradise Lost – Milton, John, 1608-1674.mobi
230. Patterson – Man Eaters of Tsavo.pdf
231. Philosophical Practice Volume 5.2.pdf
232. Poems by Emily Dickinson Three Series.azw
233. Poetry ]] Arnold – Culture and Anarchy.pdf
234. Poetry ]] Arnold – Poems.pdf
235. Poetry ]] Eliot Poems1909 – 1925.pdf
236. Poetry ]] Emerson Poems.pdf
237. Poetry ]] Housman – Shropshire Lad.pdf
238. Poetry ]] Housman Last Poems.pdf
239. Poetry ]] Millay Poems.pdf
240. Poincare – The New Physics and Its Evolution.azw
241. PolEcon ]] Altemeyer – The Authoritarians.pdf
242. PolEcon ]] Arendt – Between Past and Future.pdf
243. PolEcon ]] Arendt – Origins of Totalitarianism.pdf
244. PolEcon ]] Bagehot – Economic Studies.pdf
245. PolEcon ]] Baker – Conservative Nanny State.pdf
246. PolEcon ]] Baker – FalseProfits.pdf
247. PolEcon ]] Baker – Plunder and Blunder.pdf
248. PolEcon ]] Bousquet – The Politics of Information.pdf
249. PolEcon ]] Cohen – Socialism for Students.pdf
250. PolEcon ]] Croce – Historical Materialism and Marx.pdf
251. PolEcon ]] Croce – Philosophy of the Practical.pdf
252. PolEcon ]] Debs – Labor and Freedom.pdf
253. PolEcon ]] Durkheim – Professional Ethics and Civic Morals.pdf
254. PolEcon ]] Durkheim – Socialism.pdf
255. PolEcon ]] Goldman – Anarchism and Other Essays.pdf
256. PolEcon ]] Hayek – Counter-Revolution of Science.pdf
257. PolEcon ]] Keynes – Essays on Liberalism.pdf
258. PolEcon ]] Lamont – You Might Like Socialism.pdf
259. PolEcon ]] Lindsey – Companionate Marriage.pdf
260. PolEcon ]] Marcuse – Reason and Revolution.pdf
261. PolEcon ]] Marx – Econ and Phil Manuscripts 1844.pdf
262. PolEcon ]] Mills – White Collar.pdf
263. PolEcon ]] Mises – Free Market and its Enemies.pdf
264. PolEcon ]] Mises – Marxism from Delusion to Destruction.pdf
265. PolEcon ]] Sanger – Pivot of Civilization.pdf
266. PolEcon ]] Sanger – Woman and the New Race.pdf
267. PolEcon ]] Veblen – Higher Learning in America.pdf
268. PolEcon ]] Weber – Protestant Ethic.pdf
269. PolEcon ]] Woolf – Empire and Commerce in Africa.pdf
270. Pragmatism_ A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking – James, William, 1842-1910.mobi
271. Publius – The Federalist Papers.mobi
272. Russell – Political Ideals.mobi
273. Russell – Proposed Roads to Freedom.mobi
274. Russell Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays.azw
275. Russell The Problems of Philosophy.azw
276. Sabatini Captain Blood.azw
277. Sabatini Scaramouche.azw
278. Sabatini The Sea Hawk.azw
279. Sayers – Clouds of Witness.azw
280. Sayers – Whose Body.mobi
281. Scott – Ivanhoe.mobi
282. Second Treatise of Civil Government – John Locke, 1632-1704.mobi
283. Silverberg – Starmans Quest.mobi
284. Simak – Empire.mobi
285. Sinclair – The Jungle.mobi
286. Smith An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.azw
287. Springsteen – Thoughts on The Promise and Darkness.azw
288. Statistical Analysis with Excel.azw
289. Stendhal – The Red and the Black.mobi
290. Stevenson – Kidnapped.mobi
291. Stevenson – The Black Arrow.mobi
292. Stevenson – The Master of Ballantrae.mobi
293. Stevenson – Treasure Island.mobi
294. Strunk Jr. – The Elements of Style.mobi
295. Studies in Pessimism – Schopenhauer, Arthur, 1788-1860.mobi
296. Sudoku Volume 1 Interactive Sudoku Puzzles.azw
297. Sun Tzu The Art of War.azw
298. Thank You Letter-asin_ThankYouLetter_A1PA6795UKMFR9-type_PSNL-v_0.azw
299. The Analects of Confucius; translated by James Legge – Confucius, 551-479 B.C_.mobi
300. The Assault On Reason – Al Gore.azw
301. The Collected Works of William Butler Yeats.azw
302. The Complete Charles Dickens Collection.azw
303. The Complete Idiot s Guide to Statistics.azw
304. The Complete Mark Twain Collection.azw
305. The Ethics – Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677.mobi
306. The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money – Keynes, John Maynard, 1883-1946.mobi
307. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire – Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794.mobi
308. The Jest Book The Choicest Anecdotes.azw
309. The Meaning of Truth – James, William, 1842-1910.mobi
310. The Meditations – Marcus Aurelius, 121-180.mobi
311. The Monadology; translated by Robert Latta – Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, 1646-1716.mobi
312. The Queen s Fool A Novel – Philippa Gregory.azw
313. The Quran A Pure and Literal Translation.azw
314. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.azw
315. The Theory of the Leisure Class – Veblen, Thorstein, 1857-1929.mobi
316. The Works of Thomas Paine.azw
317. Thoreau – Walden.mobi
318. Thoreau On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.azw
319. Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous – Berkeley, George, 1685-1753.mobi
320. Tolstoy – War and Peace.azw
321. Unlock the Hidden Job Market.azw
322. Welcome to Kindle.azw
323. Wharton – The Age of Innocence.mobi
324. Wharton – The House of Mirth.mobi
325. What is Property_ An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government – Proudhon, Pierre Joseph,.mobi
326. Woolf – A Haunted House.mobi
327. Woolf – Mrs. Dalloway.mobi
328. Woolf – The Waves.mobi
329. Works of Walt Whitman Including Leaves of Grass.azw
330. Works of William Blake 80 Works.azw

ARTICLES:

1. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – abduction.pdf
2. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – Incommensurability.pdf
3. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – interpolation.pdf
4. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – Interrogative inquiry.pdf
5. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – is logic key.pdf
6. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – Meaning of quantifiers.pdf
7. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – Science as model oriented.pdf
8. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – Theory-Ladenness.pdf
9. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – Unification.pdf
10. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – Why questions.pdf
11. Logic-ALG ]] A Survey of Abstract Algebraic Logic.pdf
12. Logic-ALG ]] Goldblatt – Algebraic Polymodal Logic.pdf
13. Logic-ALG ]] History of Modal Logic.pdf
14. Logic-ALG ]] Nonassociative Algebras.pdf
15. Logic-ALG ]] Stability Theory and Algebra.pdf
16. Logic-ALG ]] Tarski – Algebra of Topology.pdf
17. Logic-ALG ]] Tarski – Boolean Algebras with Operators I.pdf
18. Logic-ALG ]] Tarski – Boolean Algebras with Operators II.pdf
19. Logic-ALG ]] Tarski — On the Calculus of Relations.pdf
20. Logic-ALG ]] Tarski_s_work.pdf
21. Logic-ALG ]] Tarskis assumptions.pdf
22. Logic-BUL1-1 ]] GUIDELINES FOR LOGIC EDUCATION.pdf
23. Logic-BUL1-1 ]] HOD Is a Core Model.pdf
24. Logic-BUL1-1 ]] Kurt Godel’s Thought.pdf
25. Logic-BUL1-1 ]] The Mathematical Work of S C Kleene.pdf
26. Logic-BUL1-2 ]] Framework for Priority Arguments.pdf
27. Logic-BUL1-2 ]] Hermann Weyl’s Intuitionistic Mathematics.pdf
28. Logic-BUL1-2 ]] Measures – Back and Forth.pdf
29. Logic-BUL1-3 ]] American Logic in the 1920s.pdf
30. Logic-BUL1-3 ]] Frege’s Theorem.pdf
31. Logic-BUL1-3 ]] How to Compute Antiderivatives.pdf
32. Logic-BUL1-3 ]] Optimal Proofs of Determinacy.pdf
33. Logic-BUL1-4 ]] Complexity of Propositional Proofs.pdf
34. Logic-BUL1-4 ]] Inner Models and Large Cardinals.pdf
35. Logic-BUL1-4 ]] Recent Advances in Ordinal Analysis.pdf
36. Logic-BUL1-4 ]] Singular Cardinals and the pcf Theory.pdf
37. Logic-BUL14-3 ]] A natural axiomatization of computability.pdf
38. Logic-BUL14-3 ]] Cohen and set theory.pdf
39. Logic-BUL15-1 ]] Bernays and set theory.pdf
40. Logic-BUL15-1 ]] Full development of Tarskis geometry of solids.pdf
41. Logic-BUL15-2 ]] When are two algorithms the same.pdf
42. Logic-BUL15-3 ]] Enumerating types of Boolean functions.pdf
43. Logic-BUL15-4 ]] Games for truth.pdf
44. Logic-BUL15-4 ]] Mass problems and measure-theoretic regularity.pdf
45. Logic-BUL16-1 ]] Strong logics of first and second order.pdf
46. Logic-BUL16-1 ]] The Axiom of Infinity and transformations.pdf
47. Logic-BUL16-2 ]] Almost disjoint families and diagonalizations of length continuum.pdf
48. Logic-BUL16-2 ]] An invitation to model-theoretic Galois theory.pdf
49. Logic-BUL16-2 ]] Kleene’s amazing Second Recursion Theorem.pdf
50. Logic-BUL16-2 ]] The senses of functions in the Logic of Sense and Denotation.pdf
51. Logic-BUL16-3 ]] Relative truth definability of axiomatic truth theories.pdf
52. Logic-BUL16-3 ]] The complexity of classification problems.pdf
53. Logic-BUL16-3 ]] What does it take to prove Fermat’s Last Theorem.pdf
54. Logic-BUL2-1 ]] Geometry, Calculus and Zil’ber’s Conjecture.pdf
55. Logic-BUL2-1 ]] Mathematical Development of Set Theory.pdf
56. Logic-BUL2-1 ]] New ? -Stable Groups.pdf
57. Logic-BUL2-1 ]] Two Applications of Inner Model Theory.pdf
58. Logic-BUL2-2 ]] Discovery of My Completeness Proofs.pdf
59. Logic-BUL2-2 ]] Hyperfinite Law of Large Numbers.pdf
60. Logic-BUL2-2 ]] Pure Proof Theory.pdf
61. Logic-BUL2-3 ]] Analytic Ideals.pdf
62. Logic-BUL2-3 ]] Deductive Completeness.pdf
63. Logic-BUL2-3 ]] Linear Logic Proof Games.pdf
64. Logic-BUL2-3 ]] Note on the Completeness etc.pdf
65. Logic-BUL2-4 ]] Almost Everywhere Equivalence.pdf
66. Logic-BUL2-4 ]] Another Use of Set Theory.pdf
67. Logic-BUL2-4 ]] Definability etc.pdf
68. Logic-CAT ]] Categroical Proof Theory.pdf
69. Logic-CMP ]] Computable & invariant.pdf
70. Logic-CMP ]] Computational Complexity.pdf
71. Logic-CMP ]] FO Computable 1.pdf
72. Logic-CMP ]] FO Computable 2.pdf
73. Logic-CMP ]] Relativization of the Theory of Computational Complexity.pdf
74. Logic-CMP ]] Shoenfield – Degrees of Unsolvability.pdf
75. Logic-CMP ]] Soare – computability and recursion.pdf
76. Logic-CMP ]] Soare – Defineability.pdf
77. Logic-CMP ]] Soare – degrees.pdf
78. Logic-CMP ]] Soare – Dif Geom.pdf
79. Logic-GEO ]] Epple – History of Spaces of Constant Cuvature.pdf
80. Logic-GEO ]] Tarski’s System of Geometry.pdf
81. Logic-INT ]] Algebraic Set Theory.pdf
82. Logic-INT ]] An Introduction to ã-Recursion Theory.pdf
83. Logic-INT ]] An Introduction to Forking.pdf
84. Logic-INT ]] An Introduction to Hyperarithmetical Functions.pdf
85. Logic-INT ]] An Introduction to Recursively Saturated and Resplendent Models.pdf
86. Logic-INT ]] An Introduction to —-Extensions of —-Groups.pdf
87. Logic-INT ]] Feferman – Predicative Analysis I.pdf
88. Logic-INT ]] Feferman – Predicative Analysis II.pdf
89. Logic-JSL33-1 ]] An Algebraic Study of Tense Logics.pdf
90. Logic-JSL35-2 ]] Nonstandard Theories of Quantification and Identity.pdf
91. Logic-JSL37-1 ]] Semantic Analysis of Tense Logics.pdf
92. Logic-JSL39-3 ]] Reduction of Tense Logic to Modal Logic.pdf
93. Logic-JSL44-4 ]] Logic and Time.pdf
94. Logic-JSL70-3 ]] Disjunction and Related Properties for Constructive Zermelo-Fraenkel Set Theory.pdf
95. Logic-JSL70-3 ]] First-Order Structure of Weakly Dedekind-Finite Sets.pdf
96. Logic-JSL70-3 ]] Geometry of Non-Distributive Logics.pdf
97. Logic-JSL70-3 ]] Logical Consecutions in Discrete Linear Temporal Logic.pdf
98. Logic-JSL70-3 ]] ?-Powers and Descriptive Set Theory.pdf
99. Logic-JSL74-2 ]] Equivalence structures and isomorphisms in the difference hierarchy.pdf
100. Logic-JSL74-2 ]] Learning correction grammars.pdf
101. Logic-JSL74-2 ]] Model theory without choice.pdf
102. Logic-JSL74-2 ]] Stability and posets.pdf
103. Logic-JSL74-3 ]] Equivalence of consequence relations.pdf
104. Logic-JSL74-3 ]] Intrinsic bounds on complexity and definability at limit levels.pdf
105. Logic-JSL74-3 ]] Lawvere-Tierney sheaves in Algebraic Set Theory.pdf
106. Logic-JSL74-4 ]] Canonical rules.pdf
107. Logic-JSL74-4 ]] Forbidden intervals.pdf
108. Logic-JSL74-4 ]] Functional interpretation and inductive definitions.pdf
109. Logic-JSL74-4 ]] Logical aspects of rates of convergence in metric spaces.pdf
110. Logic-JSL74-4 ]] On computable self-embeddings of computable linear orderings.pdf
111. Logic-JSL74-4 ]] Some remarks on generic structures.pdf
112. Logic-JSL75-1 ]] A phase semantics for polarized linear logic and second order conservativity.pdf
113. Logic-JSL75-1 ]] A proof of completeness for continuous first-order logic.pdf
114. Logic-JSL75-1 ]] A Sacks real out of nowhere.pdf
115. Logic-JSL75-1 ]] Real closed fields and models of Peano arithmetic.pdf
116. Logic-JSL75-2 ]] A computable ?0-categorical structure whose theory computes true arithmetic.pdf
117. Logic-JSL75-2 ]] Schnorr trivial sets and truth-table reducibility.pdf
118. Logic-JSL75-2 ]] Some natural decision problems in automatic graphs.pdf
119. Logic-JSL75-2 ]] Strongly and Co-Strongly Minimal Abelian Structures.pdf
120. Logic-JSL75-2 ]] Towards applied theories based on computability logic.pdf
121. Logic-MER ]] Atomless Gunk.pdf
122. Logic-MER ]] Gerla – Connection Structures.pdf
123. Logic-MER ]] Gerla – Geometry Without Points.pdf
124. Logic-MER ]] Gerla – GRADED INCLUSION AND POINT-FREE GEOMETRY.pdf
125. Logic-MER ]] Gerla – Graded Inclusion.pdf
126. Logic-MER ]] Gerla – Pointless Metric Spaces.pdf
127. Logic-MER ]] Gerla – Whitehead’s point-free Geometry.pdf
128. Logic-MER ]] Gerla – Whitehead’s Point-free Geometry1.pdf
129. Logic-MER ]] Mereotopology1.pdf
130. Logic-MER ]] Slimmest Geometric Lattices.pdf
131. Logic-MER ]] Varzi – Basic Problems of Mereotopology.pdf
132. Logic-MW ]] 1981 – Clarke – Calculus of Individuals.pdf
133. Logic-MW ]] 1985 – Clarke – Individuals and points.pdf
134. Logic-MW ]] 1997 – Pratt – Mereotopology.pdf
135. Logic-MW ]] 1997 – Varzi – Boundaries and Continuity.pdf
136. Logic-MW ]] 1998 – Pratt – Mereotopology.pdf
137. Logic-MW ]] 2000 – Pratt – Mereotopology.pdf
138. Logic-MW ]] 2001 – Borgo – mereogeometries.pdf
139. Logic-MW ]] 2002 – Varzi and Cohn – Mereotopological Connection.pdf
140. Logic-MW ]] Roeper – Regions JPL 26.pdf
141. Logic-RSL03-1 ]] INTENSIONALITY AND PARADOXES IN RAMSEY.pdf
142. Logic-RSL03-1 ]] MODELING OCCURRENCES OF OBJECTS IN RELATIONS.pdf
143. Logic-RSL03-1 ]] PASCH’S PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS.pdf
144. Logic-RSL03-1 ]] RELEVANCE LOGIC AND THE CALCULUS OF RELATIONS.pdf
145. Logic-RSL03-1 ]] THE MODAL LOGIC OF STONE SPACES.pdf
146. Logic-RSL03-1 ]] TRANSFINITE NUMBERS IN PARACONSISTENT SET THEORY.pdf
147. Logic-RSL03-1 ]] TWO OR THREE NOTIONS OF FINITISM.pdf
148. PolEcon ]] King – Letter From Birmingham Jail.pdf

Harry Potter is not entirely available on Kindle yet. Only when the whole thing comes out will I invest in it. Or — more likely, given that I was a cheap bastard even before I was penurious — put it on my wishlist and have a friend give it to me. The wishlist is how I’m going with The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which is available as a set in native Kindle format.

Question time. I know Bart made a showing on Saturday that went less than well. Would it be possible to have a thread set up sometime for a duel between Bart and myself?

By the bye, there is also a piece of freeware called Calibre that allows for translations between different e-book formats. It does not yet work well with .PDF (nothing does), but it does very well with the other types.

Thus, one of my major sources is the electronic source at the U. of Adelaide. Their books are all in .EPUB, which Kindle does not read. However, Caliber will easily turn that .EPUB into an .AZW file, and I’m all set. While I’ve not tested it, given the quality I have seen I am confident that Calibre will work equally well with/for the other e-books.

Bart has agreed. A bit of asshole e asshole…errr mano e mano. Since this is sort of old style Code Duello, I wonder if we need seconds? Oh, I guess first we need an agreement on the venue. Please? I’d really like to duel with Bart. And I can guarantee it will be entertaining.

The individual in question is incapable of doing anything other than repeat himself over and over and over again, and then declare himself the superior intellect for having done so. It is unclear to me how that could ever qualify as a “debate” with anyone. (Which, I might add, is why I wasted no effort in any pretense of debate. My unfortunate native combativeness + just effing tired from a long drive led to some wasted bandwidth for everyone else, for which I apologize.)

I think the entire collection of Edgar Rice Burroughs is in the public domain and available free, Gary.

I’ve been winnowing the book collection down for many years. I had a serious collection of first editions, mostly sf and some mystery novels, that I sold to a trusted book dealer back in the 80s. He paid for all the shipping and took away a single box with books that already had buyers sufficient to pay me for the lot. My collector friends were all horrified and I was massively relieved.

For my last move, I still had about 20 boxes in storage, books that hadn’t been on the shelf for decades. A friend came and took them all away and I’m down to two small bookcases. Most are from my collection of one author, virtually complete, and I’ve been trying to find them a home, preferably at a university. I’d like to see them safe somewhere before I peg out.

I did a quick glance, and you’re right gummitch, ERB is available in Kindle, and for a couple of bucks one can get the active table of contents (absolutely essential in my, er, book).

As an ERB fan, Gary, you know Bart and I will opt for verbal sabers. Dulled edges and buttons it will be about points. The Zoosters will provide the points awarded.

Hooda, be sure to accuse him of being a crack head. Some how if one does that the utterer of said phrase ‘wins’!

It was such a low shot – absurd to the nth degree I didn’t address it.
My only response would have been if I were addicted to ‘hail’ surely I’d not have an electronic device to type on – (for crack-heads anything that can be sold is ).

He’s not that good, Hooda. He delaminates the moment any part of anything he says is challenged, and then proceeds to do nothing but repeat himself ad nauseum prior to declaring himself the “winner”, all the while failing to address any point he himself has made, much less anyone else.

He’s not that good, Hooda. He delaminates the moment any part of anything he says is challenged, and then proceeds to do nothing but repeat himself ad nauseum prior to declaring himself the “winner”, all the while failing to address any point he himself has made, much less anyone else.

This was the “doc” I was referring to above.

Again, there’s only one Doc Shabbit, and I be him.

Unless of course you’re thinking of the original, i.e. Matt Clark.

And in your endless smears of ole doc, you might try producing some evidence of your, let us say “less than honest” revisions of history.

For example, you could start with the comments where I “declare myself the winner”.

: |

Of course, opinionated anecdotal tales are much easier to sell.

Just happened to find a comment a month later. What, a slow week or something? And you were the one asking for all the protection with buttons and plastrons.

And, of course, you weren’t keeping track of anything said here. You are slipping, Bart. Your ego is showing.

I’m not sure stopping in to read the Zoo constitutes “keeping track”.

And given you’re the one “challenging me to a duel”, …(whatever that means, …I mean, what are we supposed to be “debating”? ..the weather?) and setting up a format like the Ali Frasier fight, ……I’d rethink any critiques of someones “ego”.

Just happened to find a comment a month later. What, a slow week or something? And you were the one asking for all the protection with buttons and plastrons.

And as for the “protection” ….you’re saying that when I responded to your “crossing swords duel” with a request for “Feather dusters at 200 yards”….. that you were unaware that was merely more of the Docs jesting?

Here’s a newsflash Zorro.

😐

Half of what I say is in jest, and the other half’s a joke.

Well, I had to wade through quite a bit of … stuff … to speak to Gary. But really Gary you need to stop wasting your time on all that fluff and get down to some serious reading. 🙂

I chose not to mention the monumental infantilism, but only because it is so grotesquely self-evident that mentioning it would have been abusively redundant.

Not at all unlike the individual in question.

But there is obviously no point in pretending to directly engage someone whose only talent is repetitiously screaming is pules and whines as opposed to merely repeating them.

I’ll leave you all to decide how best to deal with Lord Fapper‘s childish megalomania.

You all keep patting each other on the back and your palms are gonna wear out.

I’ve been waiting all night for this “challenge”, and all he keeps doing is insulting my parents, (you guys must have missed that one, where he just got through insulting my dead parents), …and challenging me, but running when I say, bring it on”.

Curious.

I’m supposed to be the crazy one, …but here we see a bunch of clowns talking about me endlessly, even when I’m not around, …obsessed to the point of insanity.

I was in TP this evening, made a few little ON TOPIC, good natured yuk yuks.

In waltzes this two bit hack, calling me out for what he calls a “duel”.

I say bring it on, …and he runs in here, asks his buddies to be the “impartial judges”, …..Zooey tells him to take his nonsense elsewhere, ….and you guys actually think you’re sane?

I’m up late tonight. The wind is fierce and we are under tornado watch until after daylight. I guess I’m up until the front passes, it’s already thundering.

I was watching The Daily Show a bit ago. During a commercial break, I’m informed there is now a class-action against the Extenze ‘male enhancement’ pills. Who’s going to admit they were dumb enough to believe that stuff could work, and bought some of it?

I guess you have to make bill paying as pleasant as possible. I only have a utility bill, cable bill, cell phone bill, house/car insurance, and my Cobra insurance. The Cobra is the only one I mail, the rest are done locally or over the phone.

The guys are calm. They are camped in the bathroom between the toilet and the heater. Looks like the front is breaking up, but it’s still wild outside.

We’ve been having (California) cold weather – actually dipped to freezing and just below the last several evenings.
The days have been crystal clear – cloudless. “Unusual for this time of year.”
There’s an immature Golden Eagle hanging out at the Refuge – interesting fellow to watch.
He’s much bigger than Peregrines, so my cousins keep their distance ;>

————–
I keep wondering how long int will take and how the U.S. government is going to shut down wikileaks.
It’s very intriguing how the leaks have been able to pour out – hemorrhaging as it were and the gvm’t is beside itself on how to staunch the bleeding.

Wikileaks is more than one man, Assange is just the front man. Although he is an accomplished hacker, I’m betting he has many allies, and none of the information is concentrated in one place. Even if he is apprehended, it won’t shut down the leaks, they may begin to appear at other sites. He even may have a retaliatory plan in case he is apprehended.

Oh, no doubt about that House. It totally boggles my mind how that much information has found its way to the surface.
Granted in this electronic age (as China, UAE, Iran, Cuba, ect.) things can be censored or obliterated in a matter of minutes.
I’m sure our government is attempting, as we type, how to make wikileaks go away.

Saw this on Facebook and just had to share it.

I have an 11 year old who is incapable of consumerism. I’ll be giving him another beehive for Christmas.

Is anyone else disturbed by the car commercials that suggest you get a Lexus for the holidays? Seriously, when I hear the phrase “War on Christmas”, I think of commercials like that, as well as the barrage of news reports detailing the amount of gift spending vs. previous years.

Aboriginal cultures would let the hearth fire go out each solstice, and sit fasting in the cold and dark for a day and night waiting for the life giving sun to begin again it’s ascent into the sky. This tradition gave appreciation for warmth and light as they rekindled their fires and feasted on the food they had thoughtfully labored to gather beforehand.

Modern culture has it backwards.

They gorge and squander their resources and wake up at the beginning of the new year to maxed out credit and labor the rest of the year to pay it back.

Painfully true cats, painfully true.

George Carlins take on stuff.

A friend and I were talking over the weekend about wants vs. needs. Our needs are fairly modest. But, our wants (as a nation) are enormous.

Unfortunately, most people use the word “need” when they really mean “want.”

Personally, I’ve been, over the last couple of years, going with the mantra of “less is more.” I came to the conclusion that I have way too much crap. And I’m tired of having all this crap around. Stuff I thought I needed at one time, but clearly if it goes unused, I don’t “need” it.

Too many possessions become a burden.

They take a lot of energy away from simply being.

A clutter of stuff becomes a clutter of the mind.

I spent the last two days “decluttering” a room. I had these “things” that I thought I would do something with and all that I have done with them is move them around the room. They are now on the pile for the “Free” Craigslist posting which I will do in the Spring because there are a few closets that need cleaning.

Outstanding, I hate those Lexus and Mercedes commercials. I find them insulting and demeaning. Actually, I hate car commercials. I do, however, like the “thank you” commercial from GM. Wall Street and the Banks never said “thank you”. All they did and continue to do is try to steal more from us.

Cats, I agree re the GM commercial. I think its the best commercial ever put out by a car company.

Wall Street is addicted to gambling, and the only thanks you’ll ever get from an addict is when you enable their addiction. Their bailout (when Obama took over) came with restrictions, hence, no thanks. That’s why they’re spending so much money to have all regulations removed. If they succeed, they’ll go back to gambling again. They’ll bet the House, and lose it, along with the Senate! (Of course, we’ll be in a global depression by then, but that’s the price we’ll have to pay for Citizen’s United)

Had a bit of a down experience this morning. The “Elmer Fudds” were out shooting deer. I heard several shots while getting ready for work. About 1/4 mile from my home, there was a dead deer on the side of the road. Looked like a relatively fresh kill. Depressing.

Well I used to wonder about all those football players thanking Jesus for their touchdown, the long pass or the last minute field goal. I wondered if the opposing cornerback ever complained about “Yeah, I was all over him, and then this bearded white dude in a flowing robe threw a block from nowhere!”

Well, maybe that’s not so ridiculous, Jesus must have been on the spread favouring the Steelers…

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Steve-Johnson-blames-God-for-his-overtime-drop?urn=nfl-289770

And how come the Steelers weren’t called for having 12 on the field in an illegal formation?

Hunters disgust me. Always have. Always will. I can understand killing for survival, for food, as in the aboriginal sense. I cannot understand it anymore, though, because for all practical purposes, all it amounts to is the male’s urge to overcome his other insufficiencies. And it never works, only adds one more. Insufficiency. Hunting rifles are, I once told a hunter, nothing more than walnut-stocked pecker extenders. Haven’t heard from him since. Thank all gods.

If I knew how to twitter/tweet (no I really don’t need nor want to) it would say: nice pass on the blame game there Steve.

Ron White has the best take on deer hunting.

My inlaws go deer hunting every year. Where they go the deer are so thick one of their gang invariably hits one with a car. Fortunately they rarely shoot one.

And again I don’t know how to put a video up. Woe is me.

I’m buying my daughter a NookColor for Christmas and nothing else. Then I won’t have to have a house full of books she’ll never read again and I won’t have to buy her magazines for $5 wasting paper on all of them.

Shayne, comment above the video – no words below.

If you’ve ever run a deer over and taken him home anyway telling your buds how you bagged him at 200 yards…..

…. you might be a redneck.

They opened a Goodwill store across the street from me. Hopefully they’ll take books and toys because my last garage sale was an epic failure.

Thanks ebb!!!!!

I did my part. I bought a dog from a gun dog breeder and turned him into a big, lazy pet. Although he did steel a turkey leg off the counter the other day.

I saw the NookColor – unfortunately my vision doesn’t allow for that or the kindle. If the font size in large enough to read – there are only a few letters on the screen and that kind of make reading tiresome, not to mention uneasy to follow the plot…

Speaking of plots, Hilary just spoke on the naughtiness of the wikileaks. Apologizing to the world’s leaders who said/wrote things in confidence and that now has been compromised.

ebb, Twitter sucks.

Glad you said that ebb. My mother has really bad vision problems and was wonder if she’d be able to use some kind of reader.

Note that (according to Milady, an avid Kindler) documents/books downloaded to a Kindle can also be viewed on your computer screen. That works for me because my crappy vision demands something larger than a four inch screen with huge font. My screen is 19″ across, and even with enlarged font I can still read comfortably with no horizontal scrolling, only vertical.

Shayne, I’ve only seen the Nookcolor ‘in person’ so really can’t speak for the Kindle which I’ve only looked at on line. Although it does show you how large the font can be.

Gary uses and swears by the Kindle – so perhaps he’d be kind enough to expound on its pluses.

Thanks for that frugal.

I’m just of the ‘old school’ – the library is my friend – I need to hold a book (sometimes using a magnifying glass) knowing that when I fall asleep not to worry about it breaking – if it accidentally falls on the floor gets rolled over upon!

My mom and my best friend both have Kindles and love them. Mom’s vision is a bit shaky but she says she can get text she can read. My buddy loves his because he can carry a library with him where ever he goes. I’m waiting for the whole idea to go less proprietary which it seems to be doing. Don’t like the idea of having to buy my books from one vendor.

My sympathies to the vision impaired. With me, the eyes are still functioning pretty well but when it comes to books on tape I better have a headset or it becomes a neighborhood event.

“I’m just of the ‘old school’ – the library is my friend”

I’m the same. I will admit I’ve had to pay for a library book or two after I fell asleep in a warm bath.

Shayne – the local library might be glad to receive the books and a local day care might appreciate the toys.

I don’t have a problem with real hunters. If someone chooses to hunt for their meat, then they should know how to do a clean kill and not injure the animal so that it runs off and dies somewhere in pain. I know people that never purchase meat from the supermarket. All the meat in their freezer comes from hunting. These hunters usually go to state game lands and not hunt in their own back yards. What worries me is stray bullets or high powered rifles where the bullet passes through the animal and keeps on going. Three acres is not much space between properties for people to be hunting unless is buckshot for squirrels or rabbits.

Cats, I have no problem with people who hunt for their food either. But I have severe problems with those who hunt only to kill something. Anything. Likewise with those who ‘hunt’ simply to show off their gun or guns. That’s a sickness. Same as with those who hunt for trophy only — also a sickness.

OTOH, I’m not very fond of the American meat industry either. Unfortunately, I’m a meat eater and as such have to curtail my anger, because I’m part of the problem. It’s a circular quandary, truth be known.

I agree, frugal. That is one of the reasons I have been shifting all my meat purchases to a local butcher shop. Having spent time as a teen on a farm, I learned how to deal with the entire concept of taking an animal’s life and preparing it for consumption. It was never done brutally and there was always an awareness of, there but for the grace of doG go I.

I quit hunting shortly after that because I wasn’t that hungry.

That’s a great idea Cats. I have a nephew that goes to a wonderful daycare with a Mexican lady who is teaching him Spanish. My daughter took Spanish from second grade through her sophomore year and this two year old speaks better Spanish than she does. I have tons of learning toys so it would be great to go somewhere they’ll use them.

My daughter is a Barnes and Noble junkie and hopes to work there over the summer now that she’s 16 and she picked out the NookColor. That’s all she’s getting so she might as well get what she wants.

I put up a post a few weeks ago about my

experiences in NY near the city.huntingI’m a Kindle DX user. This is the unit with the 9.7″ (diagonal) screen, so its pages are actually the size of a book; actually bigger than many. I’ll free-form some comments here, but my posted review at Amazon (5-stars) is here:

http://www.amazon.com/review/R121GQ9FJ8G916/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

First things, Kindle is a

. It is designed and intended to do one thing: read books. The iPad, for example, is designed to do everything a little (and hence, do nothing well). Other readers are likely functional (I’ve not used them), but Kindle is the only device I am aware of that is both a reader AND has a screen large enough to work well natively with .PDF files.READERSo, one of the things about the Kindle reader vs. the iPad tablet computer, is that the Kindle’s screen is not a back-lit LCD. It is vastly easier on your eyes because it is specifically and exclusively designed for

. The iPad is a backlit LCD, intended to read a little, play some games, do a bit of web-browsing, etc. It is not a reader, but a tablet computer.readingAlso, because of the focused functionality of the Kindle, one can easily get 2 or more weeks usage from a single battery charge (provided the wireless is turned off). You might get 3 hours from the iPad.

The Kindle is B&W only, so if you’re interest is in massive art books, it will not serve your purpose. However, very few people who actually read books, select the books they read for their pictures. For all of that, I’ve glanced at some graphic novels downloaded from Wowio, and not been upset by either the resolution or the lack of color. Also, while I’m not a “picture book” person, one of my Kindle books is an edition of Milton’s

Paradise Lostthat came with the original pencil etchings by Dore. The etchings were already B&W, and the Kindle renders them exquisitely.One reason why I insisted on the DX is that I find it impossible to read on my computer due primarily to the aspect ratio of the screen. Which is to say, the only way you can get an entire page on the screen is if you reduce the size to something that could only be read with a scanning electron microscope. Because the Kindle page is the size of a page, it is no different than reading a book. This is especially useful with .PDF files, of which I’ve many. Many of the things I read are technical books and articles from the fields of symbolic logic and abstract algebra (wanna make something of it?), so having the formal symbols properly and clearly rendered was extremely important to me.

However, the page orientation of the Kindle is not fixed; rather, one can change to any rectangular setting, or have it shift dynamically with how one is holding the device. (This latter drives me insane, and I fix my orientation in standard portrait mode.)

With

native kindlebooks (i.e., this does not work with .PDF’s) you can adjust the font size a great deal. Since you can also change the orientation (which does work with .PDF’s, and will amplify that part of the text displayed) there is considerable lattitude in the text size and settings.If you want to try the kindle on your computer, the software for doing so is freely downloadable. Unless requested, I’ll not bother to dig up the links to do so. ‘Tis the season, and Amazon is pushing it, so you ought be able to find it at Amazon.com. A friend of mine with Macular

becamea friend of mine (rather than just the husband of a friend of mine) when I forwarded along that link; he can read again.I’m not sure if there are any length limits to posts, but I’ll submit another comment with my current complete Kindle library. It includes 341 books, and some 150 or so longish articles. I should note that amongst those “books” are complete collections that are counted as one. So I have every book or major piece ever written by Dickens, Twain, Wells, Plato, Aristotle, Shakespeare, and some largish collections of Melville, London, and Verne.

Presently, I’m using about 2/3’s of my available storage. But that’s mostly because so many of my collection are .PDF files, which typically run upwards of 10 times as big as a native Kindle file.

Folks were talking about having “stuff” above. I’ve come to understand that a civilized life for me mean having

my computer, my cats, and my Kindle.Refurbished DX’s can be had now for something in the neighborhood of $260.00.

I put 40 boxes of books into storage before commencing the move to my first 1-year position. I wagged another 10 boxes with me. By the time of my 4th move in 4 years, I put another 7 boxes of books in storage and carried 5 with me. Having now moved 5 times in the past 6 years (this is the first year I’ll be staying in one place for more than one year in that time), the thought of moving makes me physically ill.

As much as I love books, I cannot abide the thought of any more wood-pulp in my house.

This is my current Kindle library. It quite obviously betrays my prejudices. One thing to note. When I first got my Kindle, there was no good way to sort or categorize books by topic. With my .PDF files, I fixed that problem by creating special “leading” portions to file name. Once the software on the Kindle was updated to allow categories, this became unnecessary, but changing it was too much trouble. So some of the titles reflect my pre-category naming conventions. Most of those classifications are fairly obvious as to their meaning; none of them (now) are all that relevant.

BOOKS:1. A Letter Concerning Toleration – Locke, John, 1632-1704.mobi

2. A Pluralistic Universe – James, William, 1842-1910.mobi

3. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge – Berkeley, George, 1685-1753.mobi

4. A Treatise of Human Nature – Hume, David, 1711-1776.mobi

5. Addams – Democracy and Social Ethics.azw

6. AmPhil ]] Boodin – Realistic Universe.pdf

7. AmPhil ]] Boodin – Truth and Reality.pdf

8. AmPhil ]] Bowne – Personalism.pdf

9. AmPhil ]] Bowne – Theory of Thought and Knowledge.pdf

10. AmPhil ]] Brightman – Nature and Values.pdf

11. AmPhil ]] Dewey – Essays in Experimental Logic.pdf

12. AmPhil ]] Dewey – Ethics revised.pdf

13. AmPhil ]] Dewey – Experience and Nature.pdf

14. AmPhil ]] Dewey – How We Think.pdf

15. AmPhil ]] Dewey – Human Nature and Conduct.pdf

16. AmPhil ]] Dewey – Logic the Theory of Inquiry.pdf

17. AmPhil ]] Dewey – Reconstruction in Philosophy.pdf

18. AmPhil ]] Dewey – The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy.pdf

19. AmPhil ]] Dewey – The Quest for Certainty.pdf

20. AmPhil ]] Dewey – Theory of Valuation.pdf

21. AmPhil ]] Mead – Philosophy of the Present.pdf

22. AmPhil ]] Peirce – Chance Love Logic.pdf

23. AmPhil ]] Royce – Loyalty.pdf

24. AmPhil ]] Royce – The Problem of Christianity v1.pdf

25. AmPhil ]] Royce – The Problem of Christianity v2.pdf

26. AmPhil ]] Santayana – Character & Opinion.pdf

27. AmPhil ]] Santayana – Sense of Beauty.pdf

28. AmPhil ]] Santayana – The Life of Reason 1.pdf

29. AmPhil ]] Santayana – The Life of Reason 2.pdf

30. AmPhil ]] Santayana – The Life of Reason 3.pdf

31. AmPhil ]] Santayana – The Life of Reason 4.pdf

32. AmPhil ]] Santayana – The Life of Reason 5.pdf

33. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding – Hume, David, 1711-1776.mobi

34. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding – Locke, John, 1632-1704.mobi

35. ANW ]] 1898 – Universal Algebra.pdf

36. ANW ]] 1906 – On Mathematical Concepts of the Material World.pdf

37. ANW ]] 1906 – The Axioms of Projective Geometry.pdf

38. ANW ]] 1907 – The Axioms of Descriptive Geometry.pdf

39. ANW ]] 1911 – An Introduction to Mathematics.pdf

40. ANW ]] 1917 – The Organization of Thought.pdf

41. ANW ]] 1919 – Enquiry Concerning Principles of Natural Knowledge.pdf

42. ANW ]] 1920 – Concept of Nature.pdf

43. ANW ]] 1922 – The Principle of Relativity.pdf

44. ANW ]] 1925 – Science and the Modern World.pdf

45. ANW ]] 1929 – Process and Reality.pdf

46. ANW ]] 1929 – The Function of Reason.pdf

47. Areopagitica – Milton, John, 1608-1674.mobi

48. Aristotle – The Complete Aristotle.mobi

49. Bacon – The Essays.mobi

50. Bacon – The New Organon.mobi

51. Bergson Creative Evolution.azw

52. Carlyle – The French Revolution.azw

53. Christie – The Mysterious Affair at Styles.mobi

54. Christie – The Secret Adversary.mobi

55. CIA World Factbook 2008.azw

56. CK 12 21st Century Physics.azw

57. CK 12 Advanced Probability and Statistics.azw

58. CK 12 Calculus.azw

59. Classic American Fiction 10 books by Melville.azw

60. Classic American Literature Works of Jack London.azw

61. Classic Philosophy 4 books by Kant.azw

62. Classic Philosophy Complete Dialogs of Plato.azw

63. Collected Poems – Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939.mobi

64. Complete Works of William Shakespeare.azw

65. Conrad – Heart of Darkness.mobi

66. Consolation of Philosophy – Boethius,.mobi

67. Cooper The Last of the Mohicans.azw

68. Darwin On the Origin of Species 6th Edition.azw

69. Del Rey – Badge of Infamy.mobi

70. Del Rey – Police Your Planet.mobi

71. Descartes – Discourse on the Method.mobi

72. Dewey Democracy and Education.azw

73. Discourse on the Origin and the Foundations of Inequality Among Men – Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.mobi

74. Dodsworth – Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.mobi

75. Dostoyevsky – Crime and Punishment.mobi

76. Dostoyevsky – Notes From The Underground.mobi

77. Dracula – Bram Stoker.azw

78. Einstein – Sidelights on Relativity.azw

79. Emerson Essays First Series.azw

80. Emerson Essays Second Series.azw

81. Epictetus – The Golden Sayings of Epictetus.mobi

82. Essays in Radical Empiricism – James, William, 1842-1910.mobi

83. Essays of Schopenhauer – Schopenhauer, Arthur, 1788-1860_.mobi

84. Familiar Quotations.azw

85. Fitzgerald – The Beautiful and the Damned.mobi

86. Fitzgerald – This Side of Paradise.mobi

87. FREE Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements.azw

88. FREE Weights and Measures.azw

89. GenPhil ]] Adler – Science of Living.pdf

90. GenPhil ]] Bergson – Matter and Memory.pdf

91. GenPhil ]] Bergson – Time and Free Will.pdf

92. GenPhil ]] Bohr – Essays.pdf

93. GenPhil ]] Brandom – Articulating Reasons.pdf

94. GenPhil ]] Carnap – Meaning and Necessity.pdf

95. GenPhil ]] Cassirer – Language and Myth.pdf

96. GenPhil ]] Cassirer – Rouseau Kant Goethe.pdf

97. GenPhil ]] Cassirer – Substance and Function.pdf

98. GenPhil ]] Cohen – Intro to Logic.pdf

99. GenPhil ]] Croce – Essence of Aesthetic.pdf

100. GenPhil ]] Croce – Logic as science of pure concept.pdf

101. GenPhil ]] Croce – My Philosophy.pdf

102. GenPhil ]] Durant – Philosophy and the Social Problem.pdf

103. GenPhil ]] Durkheim – Elementary Forms of the Religious Life.pdf

104. GenPhil ]] Eddington – Philosophy of Physical Science.pdf

105. GenPhil ]] Eliade – Cosmos And History.pdf

106. GenPhil ]] Empire.pdf

107. GenPhil ]] Feigl – Minnesota Studies II.pdf

108. GenPhil ]] Fromm – Dogma of Christ.pdf

109. GenPhil ]] Hegel – Lesser Logic.pdf

110. GenPhil ]] Hegel – Philosophy of History.pdf

111. GenPhil ]] Hegel – Philosophy of Mind.pdf

112. GenPhil ]] Herstein – The Measurement Problem of Cosmology.pdf

113. GenPhil ]] Horkheimer – Eclipse of Reason.pdf

114. GenPhil ]] Inequality and Happiness.pdf

115. GenPhil ]] Jaspers – Idea of the University.pdf

116. GenPhil ]] Jaspers – Origin and Goal of History.pdf

117. GenPhil ]] Jaspers – Reason and Existenz.pdf

118. GenPhil ]] Jung – Papers on Analytical Psychology.pdf

119. GenPhil ]] Lamont – Essays.pdf

120. GenPhil ]] Leibniz – Philosophical Writings.pdf

121. GenPhil ]] Lewis – Mind and the World Order.pdf

122. GenPhil ]] Lewis – Survey of Symbolic Logic.pdf

123. GenPhil ]] MacColl – Symbolic Logic and its Applications.pdf

124. GenPhil ]] Merleau-Ponty – Phenomenology of Perception.pdf

125. GenPhil ]] Moore – Principia Ethica.pdf

126. GenPhil ]] Poincare – Last Essays.pdf

127. GenPhil ]] Poincare – Science and Method.pdf

128. GenPhil ]] Polanyi – Personal Knowledge.pdf

129. GenPhil ]] Russell – Inquiry Into Meaning And Truth.pdf

130. GenPhil ]] Russell – Introduction to mathematical philosophy.pdf

131. GenPhil ]] Russell – Principles of Mathematics.pdf

132. GenPhil ]] Schlick – Problems Of Ethics.pdf

133. GenPhil ]] Schlick – Space and Time in Contemporary Physics.pdf

134. GenPhil ]] Toulmin – Philosophy of Science.pdf

135. GenPhil ]] Weyl – Space Time Matter.pdf

136. Get a Life Not a Job.azw

137. Greek ]] Cornford – From Religion to Philosophy.pdf

138. Grey – Riders of the Purple Sage.mobi

139. Grey – The Last of the Plainsmen.mobi

140. Grey – The Lone Star Ranger.mobi

141. H G Wells Collection.azw

142. Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations.azw

143. Harrison – Deathworld.mobi

144. Harrison – Planet of the Damned.mobi

145. Hesse – Siddhartha.mobi

146. Hobbes – Leviathan.azw

147. Holy Bible GOD S WORD Translation.azw

148. It Can’t Happen Here – Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.mobi

149. James – The Golden Bowl.mobi

150. James – The Portrait of a Lady.mobi

151. James – The Turn of the Screw.mobi

152. James Madison – The United States Constitution.mobi

153. James The American Scene.azw

154. James The Varieties of Religious Experience.azw

155. Job ]] Idealist Guide for Sector Switchers.pdf

156. Joyce – Finnegans Wake.azw

157. Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.azw

158. Joyce Dubliners.azw

159. Joyce Ulysses.azw

160. Kafka – The Metamorphosis.mobi

161. Kafka – The Trial.mobi

162. Karl Marx – Manifesto of the Communist Party.mobi

163. Karl Marx Das Kapital Capital.azw

164. Kindle_Users_Guide.azw

165. Laozi – Tao Te Ching.mobi

166. Linguist ]] Sapir – Language.pdf

167. Linguist ]] Saussure – Course in General Linguistics.pdf

168. Linguist ]] Whorf – Language Thought and Reality.pdf

169. Logic-ALG ]] Algebraic Logic.pdf

170. Logic-ALG ]] Algebraic Topology.pdf

171. Logic-ALG ]] Couturat – The Algebra of Logic.pdf

172. Logic-ALG ]] Foundations Of Algebraic Topology.pdf

173. Logic-ALG ]] Graph Theory III.pdf

174. Logic-ALG ]] Homological Algebra.pdf

175. Logic-ALG ]] Set Theory and the Structure of Arithmetic.pdf

176. Logic-ALG ]] Universal Algebra.pdf

177. Logic-CAT ]] Categories and Groupoids.pdf

178. Logic-CAT ]] Categories Types and Structures.pdf

179. Logic-CAT ]] Toposes-Triples-Theories.pdf

180. Logic-CMP ]] A equals B.pdf

181. Logic-CMP ]] Algorithmic Information Theory.pdf

182. Logic-CMP ]] Algorithms and Complexity.pdf

183. Logic-CMP ]] Complexity Theory.pdf

184. Logic-CMP ]] Computational Complexity – A Modern Approach.pdf

185. Logic-CMP ]] Models Of Computation.pdf

186. Logic-CMP ]] Problem Course in ML.pdf

187. Logic-GEO ]] Baer – Unified geometry and groups.pdf

188. Logic-GEO ]] Henkin-Tarski – Axiomatic Method.pdf

189. Logic-GEO ]] Robb – Geometry of Time and Space.pdf

190. Logic-GEO ]] Topology and Geometry for Physics.pdf

191. Logic-GEO ]] Veblen – Projective Geometry I.pdf

192. Logic-GEO ]] Veblen – Projective Geometry II.pdf

193. Logic-GEO ]] Weyl-Wigner formalism and noncommutative geometry.pdf

194. Logic-GEO ]] Whitehead’s Geometric Algebra.pdf

195. Lovecraft The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.azw

196. Lovecraft The Whisperer in Darkness.azw

197. Major Karnage.pdf

198. Masterpieces of American Wit and Wisdom.azw

199. Math-CAL ]] Calculus 1.pdf

200. Math-CAL ]] Calculus 2 Single Var Advanced.pdf

201. Math-CAL ]] Calculus 3 Multi Var Advanced.pdf

202. Math-CAL ]] Calculus applications and theory.pdf

203. Math-Gen ]] Birkhoff – Dynamical Systems.pdf

204. Math-Gen ]] Bridgman – Dimensional Analysis.pdf

205. Math-Gen ]] Intro to Statistics.pdf

206. Math-Gen ]] Introduction To Quantum Mechanics.pdf

207. Math-Gen ]] Keynes – Probability.pdf

208. Math-Gen ]] Klein – Evanston Lectures.pdf

209. Math-Gen ]] Klein – Famous Problems.pdf

210. Math-Gen ]] Markov Chains and Stochastic Stability.pdf

211. Math-Gen ]] Modern Quantum Theory.pdf

212. Math-Gen ]] Ordinary Differential Equations.pdf

213. Math-Gen ]] Quantum Mechanics.pdf

214. Math-Gen ]] Statistics.pdf

215. Math-Gen ]] Stochastic Calculus and Stochastic Filtering.pdf

216. MathHST ]] Polya – Plausible Reasoning.pdf

217. Maugham – Liza of Lambeth.mobi

218. Maugham – Of Human Bondage.mobi

219. Mill – On Liberty.mobi

220. Mill – Utilitarianism.mobi

221. Miyamoto The Book of Five Rings.azw

222. Morse – Benjamin Franklin.azw

223. Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil.azw

224. Nietzsche The Antichrist.azw

225. Nietzsche Thus Spake Zarathustra.azw

226. OpenOffice 3 – Getting Started.pdf

227. OpenOffice 3 – Writer Guide.pdf

228. Painted Darkness.pdf

229. Paradise Lost – Milton, John, 1608-1674.mobi

230. Patterson – Man Eaters of Tsavo.pdf

231. Philosophical Practice Volume 5.2.pdf

232. Poems by Emily Dickinson Three Series.azw

233. Poetry ]] Arnold – Culture and Anarchy.pdf

234. Poetry ]] Arnold – Poems.pdf

235. Poetry ]] Eliot Poems1909 – 1925.pdf

236. Poetry ]] Emerson Poems.pdf

237. Poetry ]] Housman – Shropshire Lad.pdf

238. Poetry ]] Housman Last Poems.pdf

239. Poetry ]] Millay Poems.pdf

240. Poincare – The New Physics and Its Evolution.azw

241. PolEcon ]] Altemeyer – The Authoritarians.pdf

242. PolEcon ]] Arendt – Between Past and Future.pdf

243. PolEcon ]] Arendt – Origins of Totalitarianism.pdf

244. PolEcon ]] Bagehot – Economic Studies.pdf

245. PolEcon ]] Baker – Conservative Nanny State.pdf

246. PolEcon ]] Baker – FalseProfits.pdf

247. PolEcon ]] Baker – Plunder and Blunder.pdf

248. PolEcon ]] Bousquet – The Politics of Information.pdf

249. PolEcon ]] Cohen – Socialism for Students.pdf

250. PolEcon ]] Croce – Historical Materialism and Marx.pdf

251. PolEcon ]] Croce – Philosophy of the Practical.pdf

252. PolEcon ]] Debs – Labor and Freedom.pdf

253. PolEcon ]] Durkheim – Professional Ethics and Civic Morals.pdf

254. PolEcon ]] Durkheim – Socialism.pdf

255. PolEcon ]] Goldman – Anarchism and Other Essays.pdf

256. PolEcon ]] Hayek – Counter-Revolution of Science.pdf

257. PolEcon ]] Keynes – Essays on Liberalism.pdf

258. PolEcon ]] Lamont – You Might Like Socialism.pdf

259. PolEcon ]] Lindsey – Companionate Marriage.pdf

260. PolEcon ]] Marcuse – Reason and Revolution.pdf

261. PolEcon ]] Marx – Econ and Phil Manuscripts 1844.pdf

262. PolEcon ]] Mills – White Collar.pdf

263. PolEcon ]] Mises – Free Market and its Enemies.pdf

264. PolEcon ]] Mises – Marxism from Delusion to Destruction.pdf

265. PolEcon ]] Sanger – Pivot of Civilization.pdf

266. PolEcon ]] Sanger – Woman and the New Race.pdf

267. PolEcon ]] Veblen – Higher Learning in America.pdf

268. PolEcon ]] Weber – Protestant Ethic.pdf

269. PolEcon ]] Woolf – Empire and Commerce in Africa.pdf

270. Pragmatism_ A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking – James, William, 1842-1910.mobi

271. Publius – The Federalist Papers.mobi

272. Russell – Political Ideals.mobi

273. Russell – Proposed Roads to Freedom.mobi

274. Russell Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays.azw

275. Russell The Problems of Philosophy.azw

276. Sabatini Captain Blood.azw

277. Sabatini Scaramouche.azw

278. Sabatini The Sea Hawk.azw

279. Sayers – Clouds of Witness.azw

280. Sayers – Whose Body.mobi

281. Scott – Ivanhoe.mobi

282. Second Treatise of Civil Government – John Locke, 1632-1704.mobi

283. Silverberg – Starmans Quest.mobi

284. Simak – Empire.mobi

285. Sinclair – The Jungle.mobi

286. Smith An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.azw

287. Springsteen – Thoughts on The Promise and Darkness.azw

288. Statistical Analysis with Excel.azw

289. Stendhal – The Red and the Black.mobi

290. Stevenson – Kidnapped.mobi

291. Stevenson – The Black Arrow.mobi

292. Stevenson – The Master of Ballantrae.mobi

293. Stevenson – Treasure Island.mobi

294. Strunk Jr. – The Elements of Style.mobi

295. Studies in Pessimism – Schopenhauer, Arthur, 1788-1860.mobi

296. Sudoku Volume 1 Interactive Sudoku Puzzles.azw

297. Sun Tzu The Art of War.azw

298. Thank You Letter-asin_ThankYouLetter_A1PA6795UKMFR9-type_PSNL-v_0.azw

299. The Analects of Confucius; translated by James Legge – Confucius, 551-479 B.C_.mobi

300. The Assault On Reason – Al Gore.azw

301. The Collected Works of William Butler Yeats.azw

302. The Complete Charles Dickens Collection.azw

303. The Complete Idiot s Guide to Statistics.azw

304. The Complete Mark Twain Collection.azw

305. The Ethics – Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677.mobi

306. The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money – Keynes, John Maynard, 1883-1946.mobi

307. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire – Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794.mobi

308. The Jest Book The Choicest Anecdotes.azw

309. The Meaning of Truth – James, William, 1842-1910.mobi

310. The Meditations – Marcus Aurelius, 121-180.mobi

311. The Monadology; translated by Robert Latta – Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, 1646-1716.mobi

312. The Queen s Fool A Novel – Philippa Gregory.azw

313. The Quran A Pure and Literal Translation.azw

314. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.azw

315. The Theory of the Leisure Class – Veblen, Thorstein, 1857-1929.mobi

316. The Works of Thomas Paine.azw

317. Thoreau – Walden.mobi

318. Thoreau On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.azw

319. Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous – Berkeley, George, 1685-1753.mobi

320. Tolstoy – War and Peace.azw

321. Unlock the Hidden Job Market.azw

322. Welcome to Kindle.azw

323. Wharton – The Age of Innocence.mobi

324. Wharton – The House of Mirth.mobi

325. What is Property_ An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government – Proudhon, Pierre Joseph,.mobi

326. Woolf – A Haunted House.mobi

327. Woolf – Mrs. Dalloway.mobi

328. Woolf – The Waves.mobi

329. Works of Walt Whitman Including Leaves of Grass.azw

330. Works of William Blake 80 Works.azw

ARTICLES:1. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – abduction.pdf

2. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – Incommensurability.pdf

3. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – interpolation.pdf

4. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – Interrogative inquiry.pdf

5. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – is logic key.pdf

6. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – Meaning of quantifiers.pdf

7. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – Science as model oriented.pdf

8. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – Theory-Ladenness.pdf

9. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – Unification.pdf

10. GenPhil ]] Hintikka – Why questions.pdf

11. Logic-ALG ]] A Survey of Abstract Algebraic Logic.pdf

12. Logic-ALG ]] Goldblatt – Algebraic Polymodal Logic.pdf

13. Logic-ALG ]] History of Modal Logic.pdf

14. Logic-ALG ]] Nonassociative Algebras.pdf

15. Logic-ALG ]] Stability Theory and Algebra.pdf

16. Logic-ALG ]] Tarski – Algebra of Topology.pdf

17. Logic-ALG ]] Tarski – Boolean Algebras with Operators I.pdf

18. Logic-ALG ]] Tarski – Boolean Algebras with Operators II.pdf

19. Logic-ALG ]] Tarski — On the Calculus of Relations.pdf

20. Logic-ALG ]] Tarski_s_work.pdf

21. Logic-ALG ]] Tarskis assumptions.pdf

22. Logic-BUL1-1 ]] GUIDELINES FOR LOGIC EDUCATION.pdf

23. Logic-BUL1-1 ]] HOD Is a Core Model.pdf

24. Logic-BUL1-1 ]] Kurt Godel’s Thought.pdf

25. Logic-BUL1-1 ]] The Mathematical Work of S C Kleene.pdf

26. Logic-BUL1-2 ]] Framework for Priority Arguments.pdf

27. Logic-BUL1-2 ]] Hermann Weyl’s Intuitionistic Mathematics.pdf

28. Logic-BUL1-2 ]] Measures – Back and Forth.pdf

29. Logic-BUL1-3 ]] American Logic in the 1920s.pdf

30. Logic-BUL1-3 ]] Frege’s Theorem.pdf

31. Logic-BUL1-3 ]] How to Compute Antiderivatives.pdf

32. Logic-BUL1-3 ]] Optimal Proofs of Determinacy.pdf

33. Logic-BUL1-4 ]] Complexity of Propositional Proofs.pdf

34. Logic-BUL1-4 ]] Inner Models and Large Cardinals.pdf

35. Logic-BUL1-4 ]] Recent Advances in Ordinal Analysis.pdf

36. Logic-BUL1-4 ]] Singular Cardinals and the pcf Theory.pdf

37. Logic-BUL14-3 ]] A natural axiomatization of computability.pdf

38. Logic-BUL14-3 ]] Cohen and set theory.pdf

39. Logic-BUL15-1 ]] Bernays and set theory.pdf

40. Logic-BUL15-1 ]] Full development of Tarskis geometry of solids.pdf

41. Logic-BUL15-2 ]] When are two algorithms the same.pdf

42. Logic-BUL15-3 ]] Enumerating types of Boolean functions.pdf

43. Logic-BUL15-4 ]] Games for truth.pdf

44. Logic-BUL15-4 ]] Mass problems and measure-theoretic regularity.pdf

45. Logic-BUL16-1 ]] Strong logics of first and second order.pdf

46. Logic-BUL16-1 ]] The Axiom of Infinity and transformations.pdf

47. Logic-BUL16-2 ]] Almost disjoint families and diagonalizations of length continuum.pdf

48. Logic-BUL16-2 ]] An invitation to model-theoretic Galois theory.pdf

49. Logic-BUL16-2 ]] Kleene’s amazing Second Recursion Theorem.pdf

50. Logic-BUL16-2 ]] The senses of functions in the Logic of Sense and Denotation.pdf

51. Logic-BUL16-3 ]] Relative truth definability of axiomatic truth theories.pdf

52. Logic-BUL16-3 ]] The complexity of classification problems.pdf

53. Logic-BUL16-3 ]] What does it take to prove Fermat’s Last Theorem.pdf

54. Logic-BUL2-1 ]] Geometry, Calculus and Zil’ber’s Conjecture.pdf

55. Logic-BUL2-1 ]] Mathematical Development of Set Theory.pdf

56. Logic-BUL2-1 ]] New ? -Stable Groups.pdf

57. Logic-BUL2-1 ]] Two Applications of Inner Model Theory.pdf

58. Logic-BUL2-2 ]] Discovery of My Completeness Proofs.pdf

59. Logic-BUL2-2 ]] Hyperfinite Law of Large Numbers.pdf

60. Logic-BUL2-2 ]] Pure Proof Theory.pdf

61. Logic-BUL2-3 ]] Analytic Ideals.pdf

62. Logic-BUL2-3 ]] Deductive Completeness.pdf

63. Logic-BUL2-3 ]] Linear Logic Proof Games.pdf

64. Logic-BUL2-3 ]] Note on the Completeness etc.pdf

65. Logic-BUL2-4 ]] Almost Everywhere Equivalence.pdf

66. Logic-BUL2-4 ]] Another Use of Set Theory.pdf

67. Logic-BUL2-4 ]] Definability etc.pdf

68. Logic-CAT ]] Categroical Proof Theory.pdf

69. Logic-CMP ]] Computable & invariant.pdf

70. Logic-CMP ]] Computational Complexity.pdf

71. Logic-CMP ]] FO Computable 1.pdf

72. Logic-CMP ]] FO Computable 2.pdf

73. Logic-CMP ]] Relativization of the Theory of Computational Complexity.pdf

74. Logic-CMP ]] Shoenfield – Degrees of Unsolvability.pdf

75. Logic-CMP ]] Soare – computability and recursion.pdf

76. Logic-CMP ]] Soare – Defineability.pdf

77. Logic-CMP ]] Soare – degrees.pdf

78. Logic-CMP ]] Soare – Dif Geom.pdf

79. Logic-GEO ]] Epple – History of Spaces of Constant Cuvature.pdf

80. Logic-GEO ]] Tarski’s System of Geometry.pdf

81. Logic-INT ]] Algebraic Set Theory.pdf

82. Logic-INT ]] An Introduction to ã-Recursion Theory.pdf

83. Logic-INT ]] An Introduction to Forking.pdf

84. Logic-INT ]] An Introduction to Hyperarithmetical Functions.pdf

85. Logic-INT ]] An Introduction to Recursively Saturated and Resplendent Models.pdf

86. Logic-INT ]] An Introduction to —-Extensions of —-Groups.pdf

87. Logic-INT ]] Feferman – Predicative Analysis I.pdf

88. Logic-INT ]] Feferman – Predicative Analysis II.pdf

89. Logic-JSL33-1 ]] An Algebraic Study of Tense Logics.pdf

90. Logic-JSL35-2 ]] Nonstandard Theories of Quantification and Identity.pdf

91. Logic-JSL37-1 ]] Semantic Analysis of Tense Logics.pdf

92. Logic-JSL39-3 ]] Reduction of Tense Logic to Modal Logic.pdf

93. Logic-JSL44-4 ]] Logic and Time.pdf

94. Logic-JSL70-3 ]] Disjunction and Related Properties for Constructive Zermelo-Fraenkel Set Theory.pdf

95. Logic-JSL70-3 ]] First-Order Structure of Weakly Dedekind-Finite Sets.pdf

96. Logic-JSL70-3 ]] Geometry of Non-Distributive Logics.pdf

97. Logic-JSL70-3 ]] Logical Consecutions in Discrete Linear Temporal Logic.pdf

98. Logic-JSL70-3 ]] ?-Powers and Descriptive Set Theory.pdf

99. Logic-JSL74-2 ]] Equivalence structures and isomorphisms in the difference hierarchy.pdf

100. Logic-JSL74-2 ]] Learning correction grammars.pdf

101. Logic-JSL74-2 ]] Model theory without choice.pdf

102. Logic-JSL74-2 ]] Stability and posets.pdf

103. Logic-JSL74-3 ]] Equivalence of consequence relations.pdf

104. Logic-JSL74-3 ]] Intrinsic bounds on complexity and definability at limit levels.pdf

105. Logic-JSL74-3 ]] Lawvere-Tierney sheaves in Algebraic Set Theory.pdf

106. Logic-JSL74-4 ]] Canonical rules.pdf

107. Logic-JSL74-4 ]] Forbidden intervals.pdf

108. Logic-JSL74-4 ]] Functional interpretation and inductive definitions.pdf

109. Logic-JSL74-4 ]] Logical aspects of rates of convergence in metric spaces.pdf

110. Logic-JSL74-4 ]] On computable self-embeddings of computable linear orderings.pdf

111. Logic-JSL74-4 ]] Some remarks on generic structures.pdf

112. Logic-JSL75-1 ]] A phase semantics for polarized linear logic and second order conservativity.pdf

113. Logic-JSL75-1 ]] A proof of completeness for continuous first-order logic.pdf

114. Logic-JSL75-1 ]] A Sacks real out of nowhere.pdf

115. Logic-JSL75-1 ]] Real closed fields and models of Peano arithmetic.pdf

116. Logic-JSL75-2 ]] A computable ?0-categorical structure whose theory computes true arithmetic.pdf

117. Logic-JSL75-2 ]] Schnorr trivial sets and truth-table reducibility.pdf

118. Logic-JSL75-2 ]] Some natural decision problems in automatic graphs.pdf

119. Logic-JSL75-2 ]] Strongly and Co-Strongly Minimal Abelian Structures.pdf

120. Logic-JSL75-2 ]] Towards applied theories based on computability logic.pdf

121. Logic-MER ]] Atomless Gunk.pdf

122. Logic-MER ]] Gerla – Connection Structures.pdf

123. Logic-MER ]] Gerla – Geometry Without Points.pdf

124. Logic-MER ]] Gerla – GRADED INCLUSION AND POINT-FREE GEOMETRY.pdf

125. Logic-MER ]] Gerla – Graded Inclusion.pdf

126. Logic-MER ]] Gerla – Pointless Metric Spaces.pdf

127. Logic-MER ]] Gerla – Whitehead’s point-free Geometry.pdf

128. Logic-MER ]] Gerla – Whitehead’s Point-free Geometry1.pdf

129. Logic-MER ]] Mereotopology1.pdf

130. Logic-MER ]] Slimmest Geometric Lattices.pdf

131. Logic-MER ]] Varzi – Basic Problems of Mereotopology.pdf

132. Logic-MW ]] 1981 – Clarke – Calculus of Individuals.pdf

133. Logic-MW ]] 1985 – Clarke – Individuals and points.pdf

134. Logic-MW ]] 1997 – Pratt – Mereotopology.pdf

135. Logic-MW ]] 1997 – Varzi – Boundaries and Continuity.pdf

136. Logic-MW ]] 1998 – Pratt – Mereotopology.pdf

137. Logic-MW ]] 2000 – Pratt – Mereotopology.pdf

138. Logic-MW ]] 2001 – Borgo – mereogeometries.pdf

139. Logic-MW ]] 2002 – Varzi and Cohn – Mereotopological Connection.pdf

140. Logic-MW ]] Roeper – Regions JPL 26.pdf

141. Logic-RSL03-1 ]] INTENSIONALITY AND PARADOXES IN RAMSEY.pdf

142. Logic-RSL03-1 ]] MODELING OCCURRENCES OF OBJECTS IN RELATIONS.pdf

143. Logic-RSL03-1 ]] PASCH’S PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS.pdf

144. Logic-RSL03-1 ]] RELEVANCE LOGIC AND THE CALCULUS OF RELATIONS.pdf

145. Logic-RSL03-1 ]] THE MODAL LOGIC OF STONE SPACES.pdf

146. Logic-RSL03-1 ]] TRANSFINITE NUMBERS IN PARACONSISTENT SET THEORY.pdf

147. Logic-RSL03-1 ]] TWO OR THREE NOTIONS OF FINITISM.pdf

148. PolEcon ]] King – Letter From Birmingham Jail.pdf

Gary, where’s the Harry Potter collection?

Harry Potter is not entirely available on Kindle yet. Only when the whole thing comes out will I invest in it. Or — more likely, given that I was a cheap bastard even before I was penurious — put it on my wishlist and have a friend give it to me. The wishlist is how I’m going with

The Lord of the Ringstrilogy, which is available as a set in native Kindle format.Question time. I know Bart made a showing on Saturday that went less than well. Would it be possible to have a thread set up sometime for a duel between Bart and myself?

By the bye, there is also a piece of freeware called Calibre that allows for translations between different e-book formats. It does not yet work well with .PDF (nothing does), but it does very well with the other types.

Thus, one of my major sources is the electronic source at the U. of Adelaide. Their books are all in .EPUB, which Kindle does not read. However, Caliber will easily turn that .EPUB into an .AZW file, and I’m all set. While I’ve not tested it, given the quality I have seen I am confident that Calibre will work equally well with/for the other e-books.

Would it be possible to have a thread set up sometime for a duel between Bart and myself?I want rights to the concessions! Somebody else can sell tickets and handle parking, maybe the chimps?

Bart has agreed. A bit of asshole e asshole…errr mano e mano. Since this is sort of old style Code Duello, I wonder if we need seconds? Oh, I guess first we need an agreement on the venue. Please? I’d really like to duel with Bart. And I can guarantee it will be entertaining.

The individual in question is incapable of doing anything other than repeat himself over and over and over again, and then declare himself the superior intellect for having done so. It is unclear to me how that could ever qualify as a “debate” with anyone. (Which, I might add, is why I wasted no effort in any pretense of debate. My unfortunate native combativeness + just effing tired from a long drive led to some wasted bandwidth for everyone else, for which I apologize.)

I think the entire collection of Edgar Rice Burroughs is in the public domain and available free, Gary.

I’ve been winnowing the book collection down for many years. I had a serious collection of first editions, mostly sf and some mystery novels, that I sold to a trusted book dealer back in the 80s. He paid for all the shipping and took away a single box with books that already had buyers sufficient to pay me for the lot. My collector friends were all horrified and I was massively relieved.

For my last move, I still had about 20 boxes in storage, books that hadn’t been on the shelf for decades. A friend came and took them all away and I’m down to two small bookcases. Most are from my collection of one author, virtually complete, and I’ve been trying to find them a home, preferably at a university. I’d like to see them safe somewhere before I peg out.

Its the seconds who negotiate both the weapons and the locale.

Myself, I’m partial to sabres.

Gary, the other Doc, yeah. I wouldn’t extend a challenge to him. Bart, I will give it a shot.

I did a quick glance, and you’re right gummitch, ERB is available in Kindle, and for a couple of bucks one can get the active table of contents (absolutely essential in my, er, book).

Looks like a X-mas present to myself!

As an ERB fan, Gary, you know Bart and I will opt for verbal sabers. Dulled edges and buttons it will be about points. The Zoosters will provide the points awarded.

What is the matter of honor you wish to settle badger?

Outstanding, Bart impugned the honor of several of my friends. Besides, I just love the idea of the challenge.

hooda, are you referring to bartlebee?

Yup, gummitch.

Which “Doc” is bartlebee?

And what other names does he go by?

I FUCKING HATE SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

zxbe, he runs under Doc Shappit on TP right now.

And Zooey, tell us how your really feel. After you get the snow out of your britches.

Hooda, be sure to accuse him of being a crack head. Some how if one does that the utterer of said phrase ‘wins’!

It was such a low shot – absurd to the nth degree I didn’t address it.

My only response would have been if I were addicted to ‘hail’ surely I’d not have an electronic device to type on – (for crack-heads anything that can be sold is ).

Crap, Shabbit, not Shappit.

Which “Doc” is bartlebee?

And what other names does he go by?

zxbe, go to the theZoo’s Watering Hole for the 27th November – there he posted under Gaylord Fokker.

His gravatar id said Waynebro, which is another screenname he has used.

Bartlebee is something of a legend in his own mind. Right now he is posting as Doc Shabbit. He is good. Very good. Just a tad sensitive.

I hadn’t known that, House but it makes sense.

Thanks for the clarification on identity.

That’s right – Waynebro – thanks, House.

‘Just a tad sensitive’That’s the truth –

He’s not that good, Hooda. He delaminates the moment any part of anything he says is challenged, and then proceeds to do nothing but repeat himself

ad nauseumprior to declaring himself the “winner”, all the while failing to address any point he himself has made, much less anyone else.This was the “doc” I was referring to above.

Gary, if that is the case it should be a very short duel. I somehow think it won’t degenerate to your mother wears army boots for a bit.

Where is this “duel” supposed to take place?

Zooey, I asked earlier if it might be possible to set up a thread here at the Zoo for it. Sort of payback for his behavior for last Saturday.

Please?

I’ve heard of this excellent blog called

Story Time…Can I do it on Story Time?

You’re asking me? 😀

The main reason I wanted to do it here is so everyone could watch. Maybe he will bury me but I don’t think so.

I could make sure everyone has the link to your place.

Yes, you are my guru on blogging.

Do you want to do it on something other than a public post?

He blasted you and Wayne and Gummitch here. I wanted to return the favor…hopefully.

Z, are you back home? Is that where it’s snowing?

zxbe,

Yep, I’m home. It’s snowing from the Columbia Gorge all the way to here — and we’re supposed to get about 8 more inches tonight. Ugh.

I was home yesterday, but my internet decided to crap out.

Oddly, I respect Bart. I would like to have this challenge be open and public. Whatever the outcome, I think it would be both fun and informative.

Let me know if you need any help setting up a post, Hooda.

If I hadn’t had family things going on last Saturday, I would have done it then.

I think I can figure it out. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

Make sure you post a link! 🙂

nope…no obsession with the doc here…

Bart has agreed. A bit of asshole e assholeuhh….I agreed to feather dusters at 200 yards.

You trimmed that down to buttons and plastrons at 20 paces.

: \

…and you’re supposed to supply the plastrons.

hoodathunk permalinkNovember 29, 2010 6:16 pm

He blasted you and Wayne and Gummitch here. I wanted to return the favor…hopefully.uhhh, no…..Wayne and Gummitch “blasted” the doc.

Behind his back.

I just happened to find the comment via a google of my handle, and simply made a comment to Zooey about it.

Lets keep the facts straight.

Gary Herstein permalink

November 29, 2010 5:57 pm

He’s not that good, Hooda. He delaminates the moment any part of anything he says is challenged, and then proceeds to do nothing but repeat himself ad nauseum prior to declaring himself the “winner”, all the while failing to address any point he himself has made, much less anyone else.

This was the “doc” I was referring to above.Again, there’s only one Doc Shabbit, and I be him.

Unless of course you’re thinking of the original, i.e. Matt Clark.

And in your endless smears of ole doc, you might try producing some evidence of your, let us say “less than honest” revisions of history.

For example, you could start with the comments where I “declare myself the winner”.

: |

Of course, opinionated anecdotal tales are much easier to sell.

Just happened to find a comment a month later. What, a slow week or something? And you were the one asking for all the protection with buttons and plastrons.

And, of course, you weren’t keeping track of anything said here. You are slipping, Bart. Your ego is showing.

hoodathunk permalinkNovember 29, 2010 6:19 pm

Oddly, I respect Bart. I would like to have this challenge be open and public. Whatever the outcome, I think it would be both fun and informative.Yes, in fact I’m basking now in the warm glow of “respect”.

As for this so called “challenge”, all I can say is “what challenge”?

Mee thinks you put way, way, way too much into the Doc’s blogging.

I’m here for fun. Entertainment. I’m not sure what a “win” constitutes but whatever that is the Doc ain’t in need of it.

FYI: Whatever THIS is, it’s going to be at Hooda’s place. Not here.

I was trying to set up an honorable debate and you just couldn’t resist playing fast and loose, could you? Gotcha!

Bart, you couldn’t do honorable if it meant your life. You have to be sneaky and snide.

Gotcha, Zooey. I’m gone.

And, of course, you weren’t keeping track of anything said here. You are slipping, Bart. Your ego is showing.

I’m not sure stopping in to read the Zoo constitutes “keeping track”.

And given you’re the one “challenging me to a duel”, …(whatever that means, …I mean, what are we supposed to be “debating”? ..the weather?) and setting up a format like the Ali Frasier fight, ……I’d rethink any critiques of someones “ego”.

Bart, you couldn’t do honorable if it meant your life. You have to be sneaky and snide.So now I’m “dishonorable”?

For cracking a few jokes?

😐

Pardon me while I get out my hari kari kit.

Whatever THIS is, it’s going to be at Hooda’s place. Not here.Well when you figure out what it is, ….would you let me know?

Bart, I think you’re well able to find out using Google.

Just happened to find a comment a month later. What, a slow week or something? And you were the one asking for all the protection with buttons and plastrons.uhh, yea, try googling my name D’artanian.

The thread comes up on page 2.

I simply clicked the link.

And as for the “protection” ….you’re saying that when I responded to your “crossing swords duel” with a request for “Feather dusters at 200 yards”….. that you were unaware that was merely more of the Docs jesting?

Here’s a newsflash Zorro.

😐

Half of what I say is in jest, and the other half’s a joke.

Bart, I think you’re well able to find out using Googleso googles going to tell me what Hoodathunk is “challenging” me to?

😐

Gee….hoodathunk it?

Well, I had to wade through quite a bit of … stuff … to speak to Gary. But really Gary you need to stop wasting your time on all that fluff and get down to some serious reading. 🙂

I chose not to mention the monumental infantilism, but only because it is so grotesquely self-evident that mentioning it would have been abusively redundant.

Not at all unlike the individual in question.

But there is obviously no point in pretending to directly engage someone whose only talent is repetitiously screaming is pules and whines as opposed to merely repeating them.

I’ll leave you all to decide how best to deal with

Lord Fapper‘s childish megalomania.Shayne:

Yeah, you got me there, Shayne: no pictures, no time.

Anyway, ‘night all.

Goodnight, Gary!

My apologies. I thought Bart might be rational. My bad.

Hooda, you are a man of integrity – willing to give everyone a fair shot…

my hat is off to you.

You all keep patting each other on the back and your palms are gonna wear out.

I’ve been waiting all night for this “challenge”, and all he keeps doing is insulting my parents, (you guys must have missed that one, where he just got through insulting my dead parents), …and challenging me, but running when I say, bring it on”.

Curious.

I’m supposed to be the crazy one, …but here we see a bunch of clowns talking about me endlessly, even when I’m not around, …obsessed to the point of insanity.

I was in TP this evening, made a few little ON TOPIC, good natured yuk yuks.

In waltzes this two bit hack, calling me out for what he calls a “duel”.

I say bring it on, …and he runs in here, asks his buddies to be the “impartial judges”, …..Zooey tells him to take his nonsense elsewhere, ….and you guys actually think you’re sane?

😐

it boggles the mind.

Like I said big mouth, …..I’m right here.

Bring it on.

My apologies. I thought Bart might be rational. My bad.Whether I was or wasn’t it wouldn’t make you rational.

Insulting my parents, well….showed your utter desperation.

And repeating yourself over and over suggesting I’m “afraid” of you further solidifies your desperation.

See…everyone can see that I’m right here.

Daring you to “bring it on”.

😐

Whatever “it” is supposed to be.

But when your challenge is met, you seem to shrivel.

😐

Bet you have that problem in bed too.

Like I said, this isn’t going to be happening here.

Give it a rest.

Watching, and listening, to this reminded me of zxbe’s fabulous sky/cloud photos..

I really like this guy.. (Chris Hedges)

I’m up late tonight. The wind is fierce and we are under tornado watch until after daylight. I guess I’m up until the front passes, it’s already thundering.

Julien Assange: The Private Sector is next.

I was watching The Daily Show a bit ago. During a commercial break, I’m informed there is now a class-action against the Extenze ‘male enhancement’ pills. Who’s going to admit they were dumb enough to believe that stuff could work, and bought some of it?

Who’s going to admit they were dumb enough to believe that stuff could work, and bought some of it?Thanks for the laugh out loud, House.

I’ve been paying bills listening to music ~ just checked some blogs and this is hilarious.

How are the cats holding up? The weather doesn’t bother them much, does it?

Zooey permalinkNovember 29, 2010 8:51 pm

Like I said, this isn’t going to be happening here.

Give it a rest.I was giving it a rest.

I was giving it a rest.Well done. Please continue to do so.

I guess you have to make bill paying as pleasant as possible. I only have a utility bill, cable bill, cell phone bill, house/car insurance, and my Cobra insurance. The Cobra is the only one I mail, the rest are done locally or over the phone.

The guys are calm. They are camped in the bathroom between the toilet and the heater. Looks like the front is breaking up, but it’s still wild outside.

We’ve been having (California) cold weather – actually dipped to freezing and just below the last several evenings.

The days have been crystal clear – cloudless. “Unusual for this time of year.”

There’s an immature Golden Eagle hanging out at the Refuge – interesting fellow to watch.

He’s much bigger than Peregrines, so my cousins keep their distance ;>

————–

I keep wondering how long int will take and how the U.S. government is going to shut down wikileaks.

It’s very intriguing how the leaks have been able to pour out – hemorrhaging as it were and the gvm’t is beside itself on how to staunch the bleeding.

Wikileaks is more than one man, Assange is just the front man. Although he is an accomplished hacker, I’m betting he has many allies, and none of the information is concentrated in one place. Even if he is apprehended, it won’t shut down the leaks, they may begin to appear at other sites. He even may have a retaliatory plan in case he is apprehended.

Oh, no doubt about that House. It totally boggles my mind how that much information has found its way to the surface.

Granted in this electronic age (as China, UAE, Iran, Cuba, ect.) things can be censored or obliterated in a matter of minutes.

I’m sure our government is attempting, as we type, how to make wikileaks go away.

😀