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#121    Big Bad Voodoo

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:59 PM

Short post on my recent reads.

If you are interesting in modern history, thriller and perhaps horror read this AMAZING author F.William Engdahl. Great reads.


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http://www.amazon.co...64511245&sr=1-8

Century of war I and II.
Plus if you are interested in growth population and GMO then read his "Seed of destruction",



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:53 PM

Just now got the pdf version of "Maps of Ancient Sea Kings" by Charles Hapgood.
I know its all baloney. but i am reading  it for the maps.
Its got lots of them,  rare ones too.
looking up the maps on google, and reading the actual material about the maps rather than the mish mash pseudo trash that hapgood writes about.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:59 AM

I am reading The Bible and a book called The Enchantress by Michael Scott that is part of a book series.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:39 AM

I guess I'm a fantasy guy too, can get enough of it :yes:
Currently, I'm on the third book in the series " A Song of Ice and Fire, A storm of swords" by George R,R Martin
I find it to be brilliant, the storyline, the characters, everything
And the way he turned the chapters into characters is amazing.
I know it's kinda "mainstream" but i really enjoy reading it :whistle:

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:58 AM

View PostThe_Spartan, on 28 March 2013 - 11:53 PM, said:

Just now got the pdf version of "Maps of Ancient Sea Kings" by Charles Hapgood.
I know its all baloney. but i am reading  it for the maps.
Its got lots of them,  rare ones too.
looking up the maps on google, and reading the actual material about the maps rather than the mish mash pseudo trash that hapgood writes about.

Hapgood book is great book. Its pseudo trash to you because you never heard of term revisionist/historian.
You probably even think that Bering discover Bering strait.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:23 AM

If you fancy a novel about alien visitation and UFOs with a few conspiracy theories thrown in check out ASIN B006HFTX0K on Amazon.com


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:56 AM

View PostBorisIWantToKnow, on 29 March 2013 - 01:39 AM, said:

I guess I'm a fantasy guy too, can get enough of it :yes:
Currently, I'm on the third book in the series " A Song of Ice and Fire, A storm of swords" by George R,R Martin
I find it to be brilliant, the storyline, the characters, everything
And the way he turned the chapters into characters is amazing.
I know it's kinda "mainstream" but i really enjoy reading it :whistle:

The fantasy genre is one I least enjoy and it's rare that I'd spend any time on its books. Just the same, some time ago I rented the first season of Game of Thrones from the HBO production because watching fantasy material on the screen (big or little) is more palatable to me. Little did I know what I was in for.

I was so hooked by the TV adaptation that I plunged in and bought the first book. Within several chapters I was hooked. I am now a self-admitted Game of Thrones addict. It took some time, given how long the books are (they seem to get longer with each publication), but I plowed through all five that have been published so far. I'm itching for the next installment, whenever that might happen. Martin is a great writer but has a poor track record with publishing in a timely manner. I think it was between the fourth and fifth books (?) that a decade passed before publication.

In any case I recently bought season two of the HBO production and am only more hooked now. Season three starts tomorrow but I do not have HBO, so I'll be itching for that to come out on DVD, too.

Hat's off to George Martin.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:02 AM

Finished reading The Third Gate by Lincoln Child. Now I'm reading The Sanctuary by Raymond Khoury.
Still need to read Two Graves to finish the Pendergast series.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:16 PM

View Postthe L, on 29 March 2013 - 07:58 AM, said:

Hapgood book is great book. Its pseudo trash to you because you never heard of term revisionist/historian.
You probably even think that Bering discover Bering strait.


Historian? maybe. he was a professor/lecturer in history.
But that doesnt make him an authority on plate tectonics. does it?
Or does it make him a cartographer? does it?
Acquired knowledge maybe.


Of course. pseudo trash, it is. because he has been disproved many times.
Care to disagree?

Of course i dont think that Bering discovered bering strait, it was named in his honour.
Havent you heard of Vitus Bering???
Did george Washington discover Washgington?


and what the heck is the point you are trying to make???

As for my post, i stated the book i am reading and my take on it. This not a topic on hapgood, but books, of which hapgood  have written many, mainly on pseudo sciences.
and your point???

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:16 PM

View PostThe_Spartan, on 31 March 2013 - 01:16 PM, said:



My point is that he made MANY valuble points in the book you called pseudo trash. Well thats probably because you learn in school that Culombus discovered America and you still believe in that. And the fact that you didnt read whole book.

What he wrote in that book is just collection of historian dilemas. Ofcourse he didnt gather them all. There are many maps which are interesting and could change history.
Meaning-he didnt invent hot water. Its what many historians argued about. He just collected them and gave his view.

So to call his book pseudo is kind a wrong.

If I have more time I could gave you account for atleast 7 maps which he mention in his book who are kind a mystery.
Map of Australia and America before discovery, Map of Antartica before discovery. Map of non existing islands, And so on.

Bottom of line- he gave EVIDENCES for knowledge before knowledge and to call him pseudo either put you in ignorant shoes or you still didnt get to the parts where he gave evidences. Meaning that you just start reading book and you already made judgement that you are reading pseudo book. That is my point.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:46 PM

i have read the hard print years ago.
i am broswing the soft copy in pdf for the maps. Not the trash he writes about. period.

and your point?

every tom dick and harry has his views about everything sundry.
So did Hapgood. and many and almost most of his views were wrong.

anything else?

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:53 PM

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:54 PM

View PostThe_Spartan, on 01 April 2013 - 07:46 PM, said:

i have read the hard print years ago.
i am broswing the soft copy in pdf for the maps. Not the trash he writes about. period.

and your point?

every tom dick and harry has his views about everything sundry.
So did Hapgood. and many and almost most of his views were wrong.

anything else?

Yes. Your name is either Tom or Harry?

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:03 PM

I just finished reading a fantasy novel, DRINKER OF SOULS by Jo Clayton. I am currently working on WAR: A DEFINITIVE HISTORY by Saul David. I never read two fiction books in succession.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:00 AM

View Postthe L, on 01 April 2013 - 07:54 PM, said:

Yes. Your name is either Tom or Harry?

Oh my god. How did you guess. Of course my name is Tom and harry.
Since tom and harry are my names, the remaining name must be yours ..right??

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