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  • GrundleStiltzkinGrundleStiltzkin Posts: 47,742
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    I wondered why we were able to avoid the Spanish flu during the Bush administration

    Seems like forever ago that I read the backstory, so I’m probably going to get this wrong. But W read that book plus a paper by a 16 year old, and it freaked him out. Result was increased pandemic prep by CDC and other agencies. This is part I’m less sure about, I think it also gave rise to the legislative template that many states used to setup their emergency powers, including Washington. That did happen but not certain if on same timeline.
    YellowSnow
  • PurpleThrobberPurpleThrobber Posts: 22,733
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    I wondered why we were able to avoid the Spanish flu during the Bush administration

    Seems like forever ago that I read the backstory, so I’m probably going to get this wrong. But W read that book plus a paper by a 16 year old, and it freaked him out. Result was increased pandemic prep by CDC and other agencies. This is part I’m less sure about, I think it also gave rise to the legislative template that many states used to setup their emergency powers, including Washington. That did happen but not certain if on same timeline.
    Either W read it or the NWO overlords 'strongly suggested' government ramping up as the solution to the upcoming pandemic 'problem'.

    #obk

    GrundleStiltzkinYellowSnow
  • Doog_de_JourDoog_de_Jour Posts: 4,523
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    I’m finally starting to read this...



    I saw the excellent HBO series based on this book when it aired, which I highly recommend also. I appreciate how the author takes EVERYONE.gif to task (even the gay community and medical establishment) on their response to the AIDS epidemic.

    It also showed me (again) how public health issues and science and quickly become political.
    GrundleStiltzkin
  • Doog_de_JourDoog_de_Jour Posts: 4,523
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    Gladstone said:
    That thrilling excerpt was from the sixth installment of the popular “A Song of Ice and Fire” series:



    Available in bookstores now!!!!!!1
    SwayeGladstone
  • SwayeSwaye Posts: 34,197
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    I love books about man vs. nature and building incredible shit against long odds. Great read and a good chunk of it is in the PNW. Plus I'm a complete John Stevens fanboy. To think the guy who conquered the northern passage and got a railroad through where nobody else could followed that up with building the Panama Canal. Civil engineering genius. 'Murica! Back when we built shit that the world envied. Now we sell burgers. FML.

    If you are a John Stevens fan like me, and a fan of the genre of Americans doing great things, check this one out as well:


    Doog_de_JourGrundleStiltzkinRaceBannonYellowSnow
  • Doog_de_JourDoog_de_Jour Posts: 4,523
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    Swaye said:



    I love books about man vs. nature and building incredible shit against long odds. Great read and a good chunk of it is in the PNW. Plus I'm a complete John Stevens fanboy. To think the guy who conquered the northern passage and got a railroad through where nobody else could followed that up with building the Panama Canal. Civil engineering genius. 'Murica! Back when we built shit that the world envied. Now we sell burgers. FML.

    If you are a John Stevens fan like me, and a fan of the genre of Americans doing great things, check this one out as well:


    I’ve been meaning to read “The Path Between Seas” for awhile now. I’ll move it up in the queue.
    Swaye
  • GladstoneGladstone Posts: 15,527
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    wtf when was freme banned
    GrundleStiltzkinCFetters_Nacho_Lover
  • SwayeSwaye Posts: 34,197
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    edited August 17
    Gladstone said:

    wtf when was freme banned

    He, like many others before him, requested to be banned due to The Tug.

    Thunderdome claims another one. Why do people keep going there when they hate it???!!!?!?!?
  • GrundleStiltzkinGrundleStiltzkin Posts: 47,742
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    Swaye said:

    Gladstone said:

    wtf when was freme banned

    He, like many others before him, requested to be banned due to The Tug.

    Thunderdome claims another one. Why do people keep going there when they hate it???!!!?!?!?
    Freemie rage blocked me on teh twatters for a “stay home/stay safe” joke last week. It was a hurtful for a minute. Love the freemie.
    SwayeYellowSnow
  • GrundleStiltzkinGrundleStiltzkin Posts: 47,742
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    Swaye said:



    I love books about man vs. nature and building incredible shit against long odds. Great read and a good chunk of it is in the PNW. Plus I'm a complete John Stevens fanboy. To think the guy who conquered the northern passage and got a railroad through where nobody else could followed that up with building the Panama Canal. Civil engineering genius. 'Murica! Back when we built shit that the world envied. Now we sell burgers. FML.

    If you are a John Stevens fan like me, and a fan of the genre of Americans doing great things, check this one out as well:


    I’ve been meaning to read “The Path Between Seas” for awhile now. I’ll move it up in the queue.
    Added to my list. Thanks Swaye
    Swaye
  • GrundleStiltzkinGrundleStiltzkin Posts: 47,742
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    Swaye said:



    I love books about man vs. nature and building incredible shit against long odds. Great read and a good chunk of it is in the PNW. Plus I'm a complete John Stevens fanboy. To think the guy who conquered the northern passage and got a railroad through where nobody else could followed that up with building the Panama Canal. Civil engineering genius. 'Murica! Back when we built shit that the world envied. Now we sell burgers. FML.

    If you are a John Stevens fan like me, and a fan of the genre of Americans doing great things, check this one out as well:


    Historical picture books of logging, rail, etc are almost good as porn for me.
    SwayeBasemanRaceBannon
  • RaceBannonRaceBannon Posts: 60,032
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    Take Highway 2 instead of the 90 sometime and get a feel for what it took to get that rail in there. Coming from tuff logger stock the family would do a lot of Sunday drives through the old logging haunts

    Lot of good stuff down by Tenino too. The old coal mines and a couple of ghost towns. And a power plant
    GrundleStiltzkinYellowSnow
  • GrundleStiltzkinGrundleStiltzkin Posts: 47,742
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    Take Highway 2 instead of the 90 sometime and get a feel for what it took to get that rail in there. Coming from tuff logger stock the family would do a lot of Sunday drives through the old logging haunts

    Lot of good stuff down by Tenino too. The old coal mines and a couple of ghost towns. And a power plant

    Because I am a nerd, I’ve spent full days in the library reading about this shit, in those books they won’t let you checkout. Fascinating stuff about the rail line that ran from Monte Cristo to Everett, the lodge at Big Four. Maybe it is better than porn.
    Doog_de_JourLebamDawg
  • PurpleThrobberPurpleThrobber Posts: 22,733
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    Take Highway 2 instead of the 90 sometime and get a feel for what it took to get that rail in there. Coming from tuff logger stock the family would do a lot of Sunday drives through the old logging haunts

    Lot of good stuff down by Tenino too. The old coal mines and a couple of ghost towns. And a power plant

    The Throbber has ridden the rails from Seattle all the way to Grand Forks, ND. Some pretty crazy engineering to get that shit done- especially going up and over the Rockies.

    Another interesting stretch of old railroad is The Route of the Hiawathas (blatant cultural appropriation, @swaye) which runs from the Idaho/Montana state line down almost to Avery, ID. The rails have been converted to a gently sloping downward bike path that runs 15 miles including a 1.5 mile long tunnel. The route is also smack dab in the middle of The Big Burn turf for you Timothy Egan fanbois.

    https://www.ridethehiawatha.com/the-trail#:~:text= the Trail 1 THE "CROWN JEWEL",to the public for hikers and... More
    GrundleStiltzkinCFetters_Nacho_Lover
  • Doog_de_JourDoog_de_Jour Posts: 4,523
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    Take Highway 2 instead of the 90 sometime and get a feel for what it took to get that rail in there. Coming from tuff logger stock the family would do a lot of Sunday drives through the old logging haunts

    Lot of good stuff down by Tenino too. The old coal mines and a couple of ghost towns. And a power plant

    Because I am a nerd, I’ve spent full days in the library reading about this shit, in those books they won’t let you checkout. Fascinating stuff about the rail line that ran from Monte Cristo to Everett, the lodge at Big Four. Maybe it is better than porn.
    Damn! I thought I was the only loser that did that sorta thing. Respect!!!

    I miss libraries.
    GrundleStiltzkinCFetters_Nacho_Lover
  • GrundleStiltzkinGrundleStiltzkin Posts: 47,742
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    Fun, breezy book. I’m a sucker for these.
    CFetters_Nacho_LoverYellowSnow
  • GrundleStiltzkinGrundleStiltzkin Posts: 47,742
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    edited August 25

    @UW_Doog_Bot any suggestions for books that explain complicated business/finance shit in accessible form (e.g., Michael Lewis)?

    Everything by Thomas Sowell pretty much. Did you know he was once a marxist?



    At least "I" find his books accessible anyways. YMMV

    I guess, I would ask you what or where you are trying to get to since it's a yugely broad category. Personal finance, market finance, market economics, etc.

    Do you want to make money personally? Do you want to understand Wall Street? Do you want to understand economics? etc.

    Old interviews with great economists are also amazing as a resource in the digital age since often those interviews are aimed at laymen and not stuffy academic works.

    Wall Street stuff, I guess, not from a picking stalks standpoont, but systems & such.
    Autisticpotd.
    but irregardless, A Random Walk Down Wall Street will make you both hate finance but also make you marvel at the efficiency of a decentralized system.
    About halfway through it now. Almost turned it off at first, but enjoying quite a bit now. Thanks.

    Ps, hasn’t done much yet to change my mind that much of stock trading is little different than baseball cards.
    UW_Doog_Bot
  • UW_Doog_BotUW_Doog_Bot Posts: 8,337
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    @UW_Doog_Bot any suggestions for books that explain complicated business/finance shit in accessible form (e.g., Michael Lewis)?

    Everything by Thomas Sowell pretty much. Did you know he was once a marxist?



    At least "I" find his books accessible anyways. YMMV

    I guess, I would ask you what or where you are trying to get to since it's a yugely broad category. Personal finance, market finance, market economics, etc.

    Do you want to make money personally? Do you want to understand Wall Street? Do you want to understand economics? etc.

    Old interviews with great economists are also amazing as a resource in the digital age since often those interviews are aimed at laymen and not stuffy academic works.

    Wall Street stuff, I guess, not from a picking stalks standpoont, but systems & such.
    Autisticpotd.
    but irregardless, A Random Walk Down Wall Street will make you both hate finance but also make you marvel at the efficiency of a decentralized system.
    About halfway through it now. Almost turned it off at first, but enjoying quite a bit now. Thanks.

    Ps, hasn’t done much yet to change my mind that much of stock trading is little different than baseball cards.
    Individually it's not. In aggregate it is.

    That's why I don't pick stocks.
    GrundleStiltzkin
  • GrundleStiltzkinGrundleStiltzkin Posts: 47,742
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    @UW_Doog_Bot any suggestions for books that explain complicated business/finance shit in accessible form (e.g., Michael Lewis)?

    Everything by Thomas Sowell pretty much. Did you know he was once a marxist?



    At least "I" find his books accessible anyways. YMMV

    I guess, I would ask you what or where you are trying to get to since it's a yugely broad category. Personal finance, market finance, market economics, etc.

    Do you want to make money personally? Do you want to understand Wall Street? Do you want to understand economics? etc.

    Old interviews with great economists are also amazing as a resource in the digital age since often those interviews are aimed at laymen and not stuffy academic works.

    Wall Street stuff, I guess, not from a picking stalks standpoont, but systems & such.
    Autisticpotd.
    but irregardless, A Random Walk Down Wall Street will make you both hate finance but also make you marvel at the efficiency of a decentralized system.
    About halfway through it now. Almost turned it off at first, but enjoying quite a bit now. Thanks.

    Ps, hasn’t done much yet to change my mind that much of stock trading is little different than baseball cards.
    Individually it's not. In aggregate it is.

    That's why I don't pick stocks.
    In my simple way of thinking, owning a stock that doesn’t pay a dividend is an abstract.
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