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The DP Bookshelf is Awesome!

Have you guys seen this? Joη built this while I was away on vacation:

http://www.dailypaul.com/bookshelf

The display of data is incredible.

See Joη speaks Computer a little better than the rest of us.

That link brought be to this page, to be able to immediately start a forum topic.

Nice.

He're a book from that page:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/145075063X?tag=bullnotbull20

That is a good book. A DPer sent it to me. Summary: The Greatest Superstition is - and "superstition' defined as an irrational belief with no basis in reality - the Greatest Superstition is the idea that any other man, or man-made power structure, has authority over us. The idea of Authority itself is the Greatest Superstition.

In other words, we're living in a collective hypnotic state of disreality, and we need to break the spell that is the superstition.

Its deep, man. This stuff will blow your mind. Stuff so basic that you never thought to challenge it. Like air. It just is. That's what slavery must have been like - as basic as the air at one time. Times change in ways unpredictable and unforeseeable by the immediate participants.

Being able to speak Computer is a tremendous advantage for the world we're living into. Things are going to be changing so fast from here on...

It is the acceleration of the acceleration, like Kurzweil says.




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Michael Nystrom's picture

I'm a book worm

Ask Samantha.

Sadly, not enough room for all of my books in the new place.

This is an incredibly helpful representation of information for me.

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There is a cafe / bookstore in Beijing called the Bookworm. It is the kind of place you visit once, and miss forever - for the rest of your life. And when I was there, it looked like an institution - like it had been, and forever would be there. Bookstore with attached cafe - the way it should be. But not a corporate, Barnes & Nobel Job. Something authentic. Something real. With thought and care and love.

I have a picture, I mean to show it - especially for our friend jrd3820, who is going off to China soon. My thoughts are with here, because I did something similar at her age, and it isn't a trivial thing to do - to pick up and go live in another country.

So my thoughts and prayers are with her.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

If the links to DP discussions mentioning the book remained...

never mind, figured it out.

scroll over a book and a list of DP conversations referencing it will appear below the enlarged image of the cover

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

I think it's just ducky.

:)

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

Best book on Liberty not on the list!

http://www.amazon.com/Equitable-Commerce-Development-intelle...

That book not only identifies The Most Dangerous Superstition, it also offers an obvious way out of the whole mess of lies caused by that one lie, and it did so back in 1852.

http://tmh.floonet.net/pdf/jwarren.pdf

Simple stuff really, like math.

1. Money Monopoly Power is a Problem

2. Competition in Money Markets is the Solution

Legal Crime is Monopoly of Force, or Crime made Legal, so what is the solution?

Competition.

Why is that not simple?

Thanks for the Bookshelf, nice work.

Joe

Joη's picture

and then poof

it was on the list!

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

Thanks

Again great work!

Joe

Wow

That is a lot of books.

Has anybody read all of those lol

2014 Liberty Candidate Thread: http://www.dailypaul.com/287246/2014-liberty-candidate-thread

2016 Potential Presidential Candidates: http://alturl.com/mt7tq

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

deacon's picture

how can it be called a bookshelf?

there are no books,just links to books
and w/b MN,did you have fun?
deacon

setting your expectations to high,can cause depression

I'm the evil one who sent you that book

but you got the title wrong!

It's "The Most Dangerous Superstition."

Glad you liked it, Michael.

Jon's new feature is down for repair right now; I'm looking forward to seeing it. There have been several good threads for the bookworms among us; it will be nice to have everything in one place. Worth noting:

Fiction

Nonfiction

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

Michael Nystrom's picture

Yes thank you dabooda

Your screen name slipped my mind at the lateness.

It was a great book. But it seems like it requires a mass shift in consciousness to work. What are your thoughts on it now?

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Sorry Jon - I guess I jumped the gun!

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

It wasn't a huge shift for me.

I read David Friedman's book, The Machinery of Freedom, over twenty years ago, and his essay "Why Anarchy?" in that volume has always made perfect sense to me. Larken Rose gave me some very persuasive new arguments and insights, but that was icing on a cake that was already baked.

What do you mean by "to work", Michael? Larken correctly identifies a basic truth in our lives. I have no faith whatsoever in politics ever moving the world toward freedom -- but truth is powerful stuff. The more people who understand it, the harder it is to suppress. I figure that's worth working for.

Further thoughts: I don't think of voluntaryism or anarchism as some kind of "system" that can be imposed on the world. It's primarily an ethical concept, not a new kind of Authority or New World Order. Your life belongs to you as a matter of moral right, and no other person may -- morally -- deprive you of your life, justly acquired property, or restrict your freedom of action, unless you first violate someone else's equal rights to the same. In other words: no one has a right to boss you around or steal your stuff. "Anarchy" is one word for this principle. "Freedom" is another. Ya think?

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

TwelveOhOne's picture

I see you at Amazon!

Clicked the link to the book, and I see your Customer Review:

"If that sounds silly to you, YOU need to read the book."
Dabooda | 5 reviewers made a similar statement

It is one of the highest-ranked comments!

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
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Actually,

my review of TMDS is THE highest-ranked review of the book, by a wide margin. I am enormously proud of that. Thanks for noticing it.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

TwelveOhOne's picture

Yes, I noticed that after I posted

After I posted, I went back to that page and read all the reviews, and noticed that yours was the first. I purchased the book today (well, today in terms of not sleeping :). Thank you for the reference! I am sure that I will enjoy the additional input and programming of liberty -- I have seen some of his videos and have greatly enjoyed them. Freedom is refreshing. You are welcome.

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
http://fija.org - Fully Informed Jury Association
http://jsjinc.net - Jin Shin Jyutsu (energy healing)