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Sales of '1984' on Amazon.com skyrocketed more than 5,800% as of Tuesday night.

The revelations about government surveillance have introduced a new generation of readers to Nineteen Eighty-Four, as sales of George Orwell’s dystopian classic soar.


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Sales of the "centennial edition" on Amazon.com had skyrocketed more than 5,800% as of Tuesday night. The novel that introduced the world to the all-seeing, all-knowing "Big Brother" had climbed from No. 7,397 to No. 125 on Amazon's best-seller list, the fifth-best performance.

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Haha!

I wonder why?

Debbie

I quoted

from this book on my twitter and I had thousands of retweets and favorites. The biggest response I ever had on Twitter.

Except when i tweeted RON PAUL 2012 a day before the Primary.

The Island

Today's society reminds me a lot of that movie "The Island", recall how everyone wants to go to the "Island", however, today it is the "POWERBALL"...notice all the coverage of this lottery game.
The build up, the suspense, and now the winners...
The POWERBALL is the Island.

This is a quote from the article

"Several 1984 newbies on Amazon opined, "This should be required reading in high school." (News flash: "Back in the day" it was ...)"

When I was in middle & high school we had required reading lists. Brave New World, 1984, Lord of the Flies, etc. So, sad the students today grow up without reading the classics or anything not considered in the progressive agenda.

Mine too.

Along with Catch-22 and Brave New World.

Guess they told us what they were going to do. LOL

Lord of the Flies

The theme of Lord of the Flies is that without social institutions and government(represented by British schools and the British navy) humans would become savages in one generation.

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Very interesting!

I never read that book, but I learned about it from other grades who did. We did read 1984, in 1984, which I thought was neat at the time.

Interesting to learn that some of "the classics" were merely statist propaganda!

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Apple 1984 Super Bowl Commercial

I'm not giving amazon another

I'm not giving amazon another hit or frn after the CEO was at bilderburg

With copies of '1984'

With copies of '1984' currently flying off the shelves, perhaps it's a good time to borrow from Orwell's use of 'newspeak' (doublespeak) and come up with some words/memes of our own.

Some examples:

A 'truth-teller' is now a 'truth-terrorist'

A 'TV expert' (or 'talking head') is now a 'noble thought-giver' -- I mean everyone knows how rude it is to reject a gift, right?

What are some other doubleplusgood ideas?

Only the acceptance of the truth can defeat systemic evil.
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It's

New Speak and Double Think.

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I find the whole thing doubleplusungood

I'm going to tend the garden.

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i believe

a brave new world is leading us to a 1984

"When the Power of Love overcomes the Love of Power the World will know Peace." ~Jimi Hendrix

Why read it; we are living it.

~

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

I think America is a mix between Brave New World

and 1984.

I wish people would start raiding the publishers for Brave New World as well.

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The 1984 Apple video is "private"

I couldn't watch it. :(

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Thanks!

My feedback was also "check your links" so no need to be snarky. :)

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It is my nature and I dont

It is my nature and I dont really care :)

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We're all learning

In the last year on DP I've changed my behavior. Here's hoping you can improve too! :)

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Well it appeared you were

Well it appeared you were just another tard whom lacked the gumption to go find what you desired. I replied in kind, apparently unaware of your intent. My physic powers stop at the city limits .

Adios,dont take personally. My years online started in 1993.

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Thank you

I agree that it went off the rails when you made assumptions about the reason for my communication.

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If you are looking for an

If you are looking for an apology, you can have it. Is there a lesson here that you learned as well?

Yep, I figured. Thank you for

Yep, I figured. Thank you for your understanding, you are a great person who was terribly wronged when I failed to read your mind.

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Your assumptions are still showing

I'm sorry for you. You said you started communicating on-line in 1993, 20 years ago, yet you have not learned how to communicate civilly.

Thank you for your list of links -- truly. I'm sorry that one of them did not work and you did not take the effort to check the links beforehand.

I'm not "looking for an apology" when I state that your assumptions caused the conflict. I'm stating the facts as I see them, and you are free to disagree.

Have a great day! It's bright sun shining here, we're heading out to the lake. Enjoy.

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Yes, I made assumption, and

Yes, I made assumption, and did not have to reply as such. Be more specific , and maybe the next guy wont have to teach you to use simple common sense when replying.

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"Simple common sense"?

You're not teaching me any common sense, or anything else of the sort, other than you are angry at something and seem to think lashing out is appropriate, when faced with ambiguity.

Good luck living in that skull! Grow up.

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I have seen enough of your

You are like a dog that keeps returning to vomit. Let me guess, your a Christian. Your self righteous aura from word one seems to indicate you are.

I said I dont care, you had to reply again. I said adios, and you had to reply.

Again , you were not specific, you added a negative personal attack based on a simple link and the words search engine. You did not have to add snarky to the first post, nor did you, oh sharer of kindness and good vibes, need to comment at all. Even after I leave an apology, and asked if there was anything you learned, you turn around and continued to cast worthless opinions .

I have now seen enough of your post to know I don't value your opinions.

So spare us both the time wasted.

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Thank you for voting down all my posts, and upvoting yours

That is surely the sign of maturity. It also negatively affects your "Recent Reception" as I learned a week ago, and you just did.

Vomit? No, you keep saying things that I should respond to. I review my posts and comments on a regular basis to see if anyone has responded, and then respond to them. You commented twice in the interval (last night while I was at the pub), and seemed to think that my not commenting meant that I communicated something. So after that, I made sure to respond to your comments, otherwise you would assume I was saying something in my silence.

Christian? Where did you get that from?

To clarify, "word one" was exactly this:

"The 1984 Apple video is "private"
Submitted by TwelveOhOne on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 21:29. Permalink

I couldn't watch it. :("

What is self-righteous about telling you that you posted an erroneous link? (Am I being trolled?)

"Snarky" was in the second post (comment, actually; the page is the post), not the first as you misstated.

To be clear, you did not "leave an apology", you said "If you are looking for an apology, you can have it." -- parsing that statement, the apology is in the future. The question about anything I might have learned is irrelevant, because -- you posted a broken link.

If you would read my posting history (note, that is stories posted, not comments on the stories, but reviewing those will also help you understand who I am), you might change your opinion on my value.

But that's up to you; I've seen good posts of yours, as well as comments, and I am not adding you to my block list. Kids will be kids, no matter how old they are. Hopefully we all grow up, someday.

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