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This Made My Day

This is a very small thing but it made my day. I was reading "The Creature From Jekyll Island" on the subway this morning while heading to work when I saw a finger wagging by my book trying to get my attention. I looked up and it was a (probably college aged) dude saying "that's good book". I was like "yeah, it's an excellent book".

We got off at the same stop to transfer trains and I lost track of him in the shuffle for a little bit but then saw him again and noticed he was carrying a book bag with a pin that said "Investigate 9/11". At that point I actually wanted to chat with the guy but I guess I felt weird about talking to a complete stranger about Sept 11th at around 9AM in a very crowded subway station stop. In retrospect I feel like probably should've anyway and at least exchanged emails with the guy or something. In any case, it was still pretty cool to feel like there's a certain camaraderie amongst people in the "liberty movement". I've gone up to people in bars who have Ron Paul hats or shirts and talked to them. It's pretty interesting how you can bring up any number of issues (e.g. gold, the federal reserve, Peter Schiff, etc) and it's very likely they know exactly what you're talking about.

As an aside, the guy actually looked somewhat similar to Luke Rudowski though I don't think it was him.

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That IS a great book!!! I

That IS a great book!!!

I think it's the single greatest book (non-philosophy) there is (IMO).

New Yorkers, why are you like

New Yorkers, why are you like this? Nobody looks people in the eye, just straight ahead. I've been on the subway a few times and it feels kind of dead.

If that had happened out West it would've been a completely different scene. Not knocking your interaction, really. Just observing. Are most big city folks desensitized?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Heh

NY is just a really crowded city. That causes people to get irritated. You don't want to get someone angry by looking directly at them. Also, you don't want to look at a lot of people because a lot of strangers come up to you looking for something.

OK. I'm just saying in LA it

OK. I'm just saying in LA it would've been a lot different, IMHO. Or maybe I'm just a country bumpkin....

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Good book:

I have gotten a lot of people started because of that book.
Then I can get them on to other things. Especially people at my bank.

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I love my country
I am appalled by my government

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LOL!!

"Especially people at my bank." :)