"This list should be books to avoid (with exceptions to Michael Jackson and Jaime Oliver).
Pickup artist BS is...BS. I think most men here are more interested in building real relationships with women rather than just having sex with as many as…"
"If I had to recommend just one book, it would be Bill Bryson's 'A short history of nearly everything'. Mind you, it's a science and evolution based book, so parts of it might not be for the 'creationists' among us…"
"Completely agree. I started out reading his book in the mindset that 'this must be a laugh, just kiddin' around and such', and it quickly turned around in: 'This is a really vile peace of work, and this guy is actually proud of…"
"Disclaimer: I have fuck all to do with business, or the author.
Start It Up: Why Running Your Own Business is Easier Than You Think, Luke Johnson.
His column in the Financial Times is blunt and to the point, and not for the delusional. The book is…"
"You can also look it up on pod cast. The author tried to publish the books and no one would. So he pod cast them and after a million+ downloads he got a publishing contract. We got signed first addition for our son when he grows up."
I wanted originally to bring it to one issue but I guess we could talk about anything really that has changed in the the public's general mindset.I wanted to talk about LGBT issues. I reckon it started in earnest in the 1960s. Then it started getting noticeably more open about twenty years later. However, even in the 1980s it was common for homosexuals to be shunned or even beaten, by citizens and not by a law. Now there are laws in some places against simply stating your opinion on it. In…See More
What do you guys think about the idea being described by Frank Herbert in one of the later Dune novels?"All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted."See More
Currently the chat, and active member list do not appear to be functioning on any browser, for any users. I have notified Brett, and did not see anything on Ning's site regarding an issue, so I don't know what to expect regarding a resolution, but wanted to push out a general notice. Hopefully they'll get things running again soon. I'll post updates here, if I learn of any. See More