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Christmas Books

Charles3662 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 1:22 AM
I have purchased several books recommended by Thomas Sowell in the past and been both pleased and informed from reading them. Some have led me to search for others and opened some doors. Sadly I know of no one who would appreciate the books recommended that interested me. Even my wife clams up when I try to discuss them with her. In a strange way, Thomas Sowell has demonstrated to me why Obama was reelected. Not everyone wants to learn and grow. Sad, but many of life's truths are sad and that is why we need to be forced to consider them.
tibby2 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 6:20 AM
Many will not speak of those things that interest you out of fear of defending their position or fear of being looked upon unfavorably by others. People want to be accepted and that is a stronger feeling than being curious and exploring ideas. Perhaps your wife fears being rejected by you if you have different beliefs. How you speak of others with whom you disagree is noticed by your wife. Consider this when voice your opinions.

"Five things in life aline the road that leads to that far border: to live, to learn, to serve, to earn, to set one's house in order."
Charles3662 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:04 AM
My experience is my wife and almost everyone I meet wants to go with the popular flow. They are also bitter later and want to blame someone else for what happens. No Obama supporter I have met wants his policies or the effects of those policies. But, they all want to have a Negro elected to show they are "free thinkers." Yes, I shouldn't voice opinions, even to my wife and children. I should let them go over the cliff. However, I care, so I pick up nails in the streets, hold the door for women and struggle to protect those around me--even when they think I am "square" and don't really understand.
tibby2 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:10 AM

I am not saying to hold your opinions. Just a reminder of what you may already know. It is not enough to be right, you have to be effective. Good luck to you and may you have a Merry Christmas. (It's a Christian thing or happy Hannukah if you prefer)

During the holidays, a shopping mall can be more like a shopping maul. One way to avoid that scene is to give books as Christmas gifts, since books can be bought on-line, painlessly.

A book that fits in with the holiday spirit is "No, They Can't!" by TV show host John Stossel. It is written with a light touch, but gets across some pretty heavy stuff about economics. The title is a take-off on Obama's old slogan, "Yes, we can!"

It is the first book I have read that asks a question about electric cars that should have been...