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    Some threads are too good to lose.

    Almost done with American Savior by Roland Merullo. Good for all religious beliefs, even non beliefs. It's a modern day fiction of what would happen if Jesus ran for president.

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    "Negotiating to Win" by Patrick Collins. Teaching how to deal with almost any situation in negotiating. Learn to negotiate for anything.
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    Reading the Steve Jobs biography on my iPad, which seems appropriate. What an arrogant dick he was. Brilliant and visionary, but still quite a d-bag.

    I highly recommend the book, by the way.

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    I know you were excited about the book coming out, so are you surprised to read he was a dick? I didn't get the feeling you thought he was when you wrote about his death, so I'm just curious if you were somehow let down.

    I now have this vision of a disappointed Flop staring into his iPad with a single tear running down his cheek, as he mumbles, "Say it ain't so Jobs, say it ain't so."

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    I know you were excited about the book coming out, so are you surprised to read he was a dick? I didn't get the feeling you thought he was when you wrote about his death, so I'm just curious if you were somehow let down.

    I now have this vision of a disappointed Flop staring into his iPad with a single tear running down his cheek, as he mumbles, "Say it ain't so Jobs, say it ain't so."
    No, not a disappointed Flop. I had heard about his temper tantrums so I wasn't totally surprised. But there were things I wasn't prepared for, like the fact that he had a daughter that he didn't acknowledge for many years, and then he named a computer after her - Lisa. He named the computer after her but he still didn't acknowledge her until later. That's freaking weird, imo.

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    The Federal Siege of Ruby Ridge By Randy and Sara Weaver.

    I was just graduating HS when all of this happened. I always wondered but never knew what the deal was. This family got screwed. Normally anyone who shoots a 14yr old boy in the back is sent to death row. Then the fact that they shot an unarmed woman with an infant in her arms, IN THE BACK OF HER HEAD, is enough to not give a person even an appeal. But instead, the family were the ones who had to fight to stay out of prison. Absolutely stunning.

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    Glad to see you reading some parts of American History which will disappear in the next 50 years .Ask anyone who has heard of the incident and they will say Weaver was a nut job.
    You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    Glad to see you reading some parts of American History which will disappear in the next 50 years .Ask anyone who has heard of the incident and they will say Weaver was a nut job.
    I've heard that he was a nut job. The book I'm reading is him and his daughter writing it. I have another that is written by someone else. I am anxious to read how that author tells the story. In the end, they and the kid who shot the agent were all found not guilty so "nut job" or not, he didn't break the law. I will be interested to know how the other author explains the letter telling him of the changed court date. He ended up guilty of failing to appear, but had a letter sent to him from the court telling him of the wrong court date, which basically set this whole thing off. I'm wondering if the other author believes the letter or not.

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    Weaver was a retired green beret -his wife was a fundamentalist who believed in the coming apocalypse so Weaver bought some land in a very remote area and home shooled their kids and learned to live off the land .Just wanted to be left alone .
    You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.

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