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    ReReading Lost Discoveries.

    a broad secular review of the trail of scientific discoveries and influences from around the ancient world
    It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. The freeman of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise, and entangled the question in precedents. James Madison
    Live as free people, yet without employing your freedom as a pretext for wickedness; but live at all times as servants of God.
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    The Music of the Primes: Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics
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    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F Buckley, Jr

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    If the freedom of speech is taken away
    then dumb and silent we may be led,
    like sheep to the slaughter.


    George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the USA.

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    While i'd like other people to have read many of the books I've read.
    this one is one I almost wish I could force folks to read.

    Eugenics and Other Evils

    By: G. K. Chesterton (kath-cough-aGoodCatholic-cough)

    There is SO MUCH in his analysis and dismantling of the Eugenics programs of the 1920s that applies to things going on to today.
    From vaccines, transgender transitioning, & banning of large soft drinks.
    Often with a backhanded humor he attacks the mindset that gives people the idea that they SHOULD do it.
    His use of principals, logic and common sense is devastating.

    wow





    Text here online.
    https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2530...-h/25308-h.htm
    and here
    https://archive.org/details/cu319240...ge/n9/mode/2up
    Free Audio Here
    https://archive.org/details/eugeniccs_0810_rc_libirvox7
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    Live as free people, yet without employing your freedom as a pretext for wickedness; but live at all times as servants of God.
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    Iam reading now, The Well Of Memory , first edItion copy of 100 copies signee by author E.E. Speight, PUBLISHED in Hyderbad INDIA IN 1926...
    Number 1 signed, of a hundred copies. None of the others are known to exist.--Tyr
    18 U.S. Code § 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

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    https://www.jamesgmartin.center/2023...abandon-merit/


    What Happens When Schools Abandon Merit?A new book by Heather Mac Donald should serve as a national wake-up call.
    SEP 15, 2023


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    America’s educational institutions used to adhere to objective standards of excellence. Students and faculty members had to strive and were rewarded (or not) according to their performance. What their background might be or where their ancestors lived didn’t matter.


    That was true until a corrosive idea called “disparate impact” began taking hold in the country some 50 years ago. What that meant was that objective standards were objectionable if they resulted in poorer performance by certain racial groups. The obsession with disparate impact was kick-started by the Supreme Court’s 1971 Griggs v. Duke Power decision and has been growing in destructive force ever since.


    In her latest book, When Race Trumps Merit: How the Pursuit of Equity Sacrifices Excellence, Destroys Beauty, and Threatens Lives, Heather Mac Donald surveys the landscape and sees profound changes in crucial institutions: our schools and colleges, law-enforcement, medicine, and the fine arts. Everywhere, merit is being eroded due to the acceptance among “progressive” elites of what Mac Donald calls the bias fallacy—namely, that any underrepresentation or outcome disparities for blacks and Hispanics must be caused by bias against them.

    ...


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    A bit pricey, but I love reading Sowell. Chances of reading many more original works diminishing, he's 93 years old!




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    The man is a treasure.
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    The Abyss Trilogy

    #1 Below Us
    #2 Before Us
    #3 After US

    Mad scientist harnesses ocean energy to provide free energy to the world. Wakes up alien worlds and portals. Oh ... and we lose 92% of the population on earth. Sound familiar?
    If the freedom of speech is taken away
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    I don't read much fiction anymore (my fiction is usually via movies & comics... & CNN) but this caught my eye.
    I'm almost done. it seems like the kind of thing some folks here might like.
    from Amazon
    "The Lost Order continues renowned New York Times bestseller Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone series with another riveting, history-based thriller.

    The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of that immense wealth has ever been found.

    Now, one hundred and sixty years later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure—one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it.

    Thrust into this battle is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone, whose connection to the knights is far deeper than he ever imagined. At the center is the Smithsonian Institution—linked to the knights, its treasure, and Malone himself through...
    "

    Apparently this "Lost Order" group was (is?) real, I'd never heard of it before.
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    Audio Book available below.. I don't think this is the whole thing though






    Thomas J Watson, CEO of IBM at the time even received a medal from Hitler for his services to the Third Reich.
    Watson himself directly profited from the Holocaust, taking 1% on all IBM profits.
    IBM have named one of their current AI projects 'Watson' in honour of him.⁣
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    Responses to critics[COLOR=var(--color-subtle,#54595d)][[/COLOR]edit[COLOR=var(--color-subtle,#54595d)]][/COLOR]

    In an "IBM Statement on Nazi-era Book and Lawsuit", IBM responded in February 2001 that:
    It has been known for decades that the Nazis used Hollerith equipment and that IBM's German subsidiary during the 1930s – Deutsche Hollerith Maschinen GmbH (Dehomag) – supplied Hollerith equipment. As with hundreds of foreign-owned companies that did business in Germany at that time, Dehomag came under the control of Nazi authorities prior to and during World War II. It is also widely known that Thomas J. Watson, Sr., received and subsequently repudiated and returned a medal presented to him by the German government for his role in global economic relations. These well-known facts appear to be the primary underpinning for these recent allegations.[7]
    Richard Bernstein, writing for The New York Times Book Review in 2001, pointed out that "many American companies did what I.B.M. did. ... What then makes I.B.M. different?" He states that Black's case in his book IBM and the Holocaust "is long and heavily documented, and yet he does not demonstrate that I.B.M. bears some unique or decisive responsibility for the evil that was done."[8] IBM quoted this claim in a March 2002 "Addendum to IBM Statement on Nazi-era Book and Lawsuit," after the publication of Black's revised paperback edition:
    Mr. Black is asserting that IBM is withholding materials regarding this era in its archives. There is no basis for such assertions and we deplore the use of such claims to sell books.[9]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_and_World_War_II
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    Big tech corp, always wrong.

    Hey, I've no doubt that most any company at one time or another has done things wrong, intentionally or not. Sort of like the humans that make such decisions. Not always wrong. Not always right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathianne View Post
    Big tech corp, always wrong.
    Hey, I've no doubt that most any company at one time or another has done things wrong, intentionally or not. Sort of like the humans that make such decisions. Not always wrong. Not always right.
    Big tech always right?
    Most any companies helped NAZIs round up Jews, Gypsies etc to be sent to the camps?
    And since they all do it, it's ..not that bad? not always wrong? or should be given a pass? Not sure of the point you're trying to make.

    What other companies have I called out as helping NAZIs kill people? All of them?
    Or are you just being hyperbolic?

    I try not to broad brush, but people seem to take what I say that way for some reason.


    from wiki as well
    "In early 2021, Black published the 20th anniversary edition with special public events and a syndicated article stating that in twenty years, "not a comma has been changed", adding that "IBM has never requested a correction or denied any facts in the book."[15][16][17]"


    If folks haven't read the book how would anyone know if said anything new historically or not.
    The fact that the book became the basis for several lawsuits against IBM show that some folks found the info new.
    Concerning the take over by NAZIs of the German division the book documents how the plant was run from afar by IBM, and how the profits still went out.
    Nationalising it did not mean the people actually running the company changed it just meant there was a new partner.
    Part of what Watson did to conceal his management was to run all details through their Swiss offices into Germany. according the evidence presented in the book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revelarts View Post
    from wiki as well
    "In early 2021, Black published the 20th anniversary edition with special public events and a syndicated article stating that in twenty years, "not a comma has been changed", adding that "IBM has never requested a correction or denied any facts in the book."[15][16][17]"


    If folks haven't read the book how would anyone know if said anything new historically or not.
    The fact that the book became the basis for several lawsuits against IBM show that some folks found the info new.
    Concerning the take over by NAZIs of the German division the book documents how the plant was run from afar by IBM, and how the profits still went out.
    Nationalising it did not mean the people actually running the company changed it just meant there was a new partner.
    Part of what Watson did to conceal his management was to run all details through their Swiss offices into Germany. according the evidence presented in the book.
    There's a difference between, "hey, this is the book I'm reading" vs intimating that Watson was essentially gassing Jews.
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