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What DPers are Reading - January 2014

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Here is a list of the books purchased so far this month.

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VeggieTale Nabokov.

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

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Are you kidding?

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Michael - have you considered a similar arrangement

with Overstock.com? I am trying to shift my purchasing to them since their acceptance of Bitcoin.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

More Info Plz.

for example if i use the gateway to search for something and then open a a link to a product in a new tab does the DP still get that commission? how direct do i need to be in my searching to make sure we get the cut? i ask bc i bounce around alot comparing and what not.


Calculus - another expensive book

Calculus was invented about 300 years ago and it is now a closed chapter! Do you thing that another expensive book will give you something new about it? Well, if you want to learn Calculus ... look for old books that were used 50 -- or even 80 years ago, when it was not necessary to make math books easy and idiot-friendly. Check out this link for good calculus books.... http://lib.freescienceengineering.org/ or http://lib.freescienceengineering.org/search.php?search_type...
Please never forget ... Education is costly but getting knowledge is easy and free. Costs nothing!!!!
Good luck

The basic problem is that one believes that everything is real, and thus everything is treated as such.
---Kalu Rinpoche

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson (1910)

As it so happened, I'd be taking a third year of calculus many years after I took pre-Calculus and Calculus I. I'd never used calculus in the interim and didn't remember...
*a thing*. I'd be in a course with those who'd taken the prerequisites one & two semesters earlier, not two decades earlier. Hmm. I needed to quickly get myself up to speed.

Over at B&N, I decided on a little pocket-size thing, Calculus Made Easy. 1) I liked the cover (esp. the title); and 2) despite some intimidating-looking problems relating to Electrical Engineering, glancing through I could see that Silvanus P. Thompson had a sense of humour. Those turned out to be good parameters. As I nicely worked my way through the book I'd periodically frown recalling that he was dead - had *been* dead for some 80 years. It didn't make sense. I felt like he was my teacher.

I was going to recommend seeking out this timeless book. But here it is, free, thanks to Project Gutenberg. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33283

P.S. I was aware Thompson was an electrical engineer, president of Britain's Electrical Engineering association. Until now, I wasn't aware of his many other endeavors. Interesting character. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvanus_P._Thompson

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Calculus Made Easy

is also available in a bona-fide bound, page-turning book through Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Calculus-Made-Silvanus-Phillips-Thomps...

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

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can you post this somewhere on this site, ill remember it that way. Is it only for books?

Here is another list


I think you can click the Amazon link at the top right of the DailyPaul to order these other books.


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MAJOR BUMP for Supernatural by Graham Hancock!

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

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On this cold icy day, I am

reading Seed to Seed by Suzanne Ashworth. http://www.amazon.com/Seed-Growing-Techniques-Vegetable-Gard... This was recommended by the Head biologist and seed tester at Baker Creek Farms when Susan and I visited them last May.

The new greenhouse is heating as I type and we will try to venture out there to start planting in a few hours. Doubled the size this year to 14x24x10 1/2. Must admit it seems huge when standing in the middle. Finished getting it put together the day before the snow fall last week. Most unusual weather this year.

Sorted through the thousands of seeds we removed from the freezer last weekend. Looks like we are going to have a great variety from Great White tomatoes to Spaghetti Squash and Banana Passion Fruit. Between veggies and flowers, we should start roughly 6,000 plants.

Will skim through the Vegetable Gardener's Bible by Edward C Smith before beginning to plant. This is my most valued book. http://www.amazon.com/The-Vegetable-Gardeners-Bible-Edition/...


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Baker creek is awesome

Seed to seed is an excellent book! Seed saving can be difficult but is very rewarding. I am trying out grafting tomatoes and peppers this year, should be interesting.

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Mix 1 tablespoon of epsom salt to

1 gallon of water. Pour 8 ozs. at base of each pepper once per week. The results are astounding. A friend mentioned this to me last year and the results were great. Healthier larger plants and peppers.

Experiment with it and let me know what you think.


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.


I had read that before, I think I'll try it out.

It never dawned on me that i could stream video through the


I am sure they don't give you much of a commission a few bucks here and there, but I will definitely think of going through here from now on.


Wow – Almost All Nonfiction

I only saw three fiction books in the whole list. 1984, Fight Club, and Veggie Tales something. I thought Fight Club was just gratuitous violence but after seeing it mentioned on the DP on multiple occasions I'm going to have to watch the movie. The other two I would classify as educational fiction.

No wonder there are so many smart folks here on the Daily Paul.

This has inspired me to start a free book vine. See http://www.dailypaul.com/311240/free-book-vine-none-dare-cal...


I had no idea the DP's Amazon gateway gave a return commission to DP until now. Btw, the List is AWESOME! Amazon is AWESOME! the DP is AWESOME!

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

holy shit,

I find this list interesting..already getting a bunch of new ideas

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Reading Jared Diamond's "Collapse"

His popular book, "Guns, Germs, and Steel", is the evidence of everything we know from the beginning of earth's history to now regarding what made people successful.

This book is the evidence of everything we know from the beginning of earth's history to now regarding the people who disappeared due to an unsuccessful survival strategy and what we can learn from them. Think Easter Island, Anasazi, Mayas, Greenland's Vikings, etc.

Really enjoying it and recommend it for others that are prepared for a heavy dose of anthropology.

You might be interested in

You might be interested in books by Daniel Quinn, sort of similar to Diamond but more broad and philosophical.

For some historical fiction on Afghanistan...

I read The Kite Runner first by Khaled Hosseini, which they made a movie adaptation out of. I suggest reading the book because you miss some important details if you decide to just watch the movie.


Then there is A Thousand Splendid Suns by the same author. This is more of how a female has been treated there throughout the past few decades.


They both start before the '79 revolution, move through the Taliban regime, and end near present time. Both are books with happy endings, but are filled with many trials. They are hard to put down and can be read in a week or two.

-Matthew Good

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The Brothers

A recently released book by Stephen Kinzer. A biography of the Dulles brothers and the beginnings of the CIA and the shadow Government. It has put many of the pieces of the puzzle together for me that I had been unaware of. History based on fact.

"I just want to live in a free country" - Dr. Ron Paul

Currently reading 1984

Just waiting on my copy of "They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45" and "It couldn't happen here" to arrive.

My Political Awakening: I Wanted to Change the World...
I am NOT Anti-America. America is Anti-Me - Lowkey
How to Handle POLICE STATE Encounters

I've read Earth

I've read

Earth Abides
Economics in One Lesson
Fingerprints of the Gods
Market Wizards

I will read

Albion Seed
Propaganda (two books: Jacques Ellul, and Edward Bernays)
Complete Shakespeare (maybe)
War is a Racket

Let me guess/ask...

Those highlighted are the ones you
- have purchased this month
- have read, at some point
- like or recommend
- randomly or in a blackout...
- none [or all :D] of the above

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All of the above.

Most of them I've read (though not this month)
Some of them look interesting, so they're really a reminder to me.
If I read them, and I liked them, they're definitely highlighted

Did you see what our friend jrd had to say on the Matrix thread?

Any good books that I should highlight?

He's the man.

Deschooling Our Lives

I personally found the book "Deschooling Our Lives" to be very beneficial. This is not just for raising children. It helps in understanding the process of learning... not as we have been 'trained' to perceive what is 'learning'. As such, it is for all who are driven to learn and expand our perception of reality.

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Deschooling Our Lives

Thanks. Looks interesting. If you paste an Amazon link in, like this:


It automatically adds the book to the DP Bookshelf. (FYI)

Thank you again for the recommendation.

He's the man.

I did not know about this...

I'm sorry. I purchased two books in the past two weeks through Amazon: Living Nonduality by Robert Wolfe and Gateless Gatecrashers by Ilona Ciunaite and Elena Nezhinsky.

I may be ordering a weather radio through Amazon; does that count also?