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101795 No. 101795 ID: e45b11 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Turns out Acidman was actually an FBI agent/informant. That explains his manifestos about fighting the federal government.

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Be advised:

There have been posts on this site from IP addresses near an FBI HQ in the past. IIRC, they were on /w/ and /stem/.
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so they were watching/trolling acidman as he was going all domestic terrorists on making explosives
>> No. 102201 ID: f2c4ed
...And? Like, it's not like I'd discuss anything actionable here. Fuck, if I was going to have a discussion with anyone about doing anything, I even wouldn't do it with 100 yards of a cell phone, let alone over the damned internet.
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The fact that this must be asked is rather telling.

We've had a few run-ins with the law, I believe someone was trying to sell full auto conversions for Glocks or something once and he got fucked, and then there is this shit...

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102085 No. 102085 ID: a77741 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>California Gov. Jerry Brown canceled the state capitol's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Wednesday night following a mass shooting in San Bernardino that left at least 14 people dead and 17 wounded.

>"Out of respect for Californians affected by today's tragedy, this evening's annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be canceled," Brown said in a statement Wednesday.

>Even without a ceremony, the Christmas tree was still illuminated at 5 p.m.. Brown said that capitol flags will be lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims and their families.


theres already been dozens of citys around the US that have cancelled christmas events, because some people might be offended or not agree with it.
theres no conspiracy against christians or against christmas,.. rrrright?
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>> No. 102161 ID: cfe73e
  But this bullshit outrage machine finds other things to complain about, such as not having any snowmen and snowflakes on Starbucks Christmas coffee cups.
Stephen Puts The Christ Back In C(hrist)offee
Published on Nov 12, 2015 https://youtu.be/ypFGaW4eXj0
Starbucks wants to de-Christmas the holiday season with its bland red and green cups? Not on Stephen's watch.
>> No. 102162 ID: b075d5
>such as forced prayer and Christmas carols in schools

that would make sense, if it was forced.
keyword being Forced.

>Don't like it?
what? having the option to celebrate a religious holiday in schools? I have nothing against that, jewish, muslim, christian, catholic whomever. it doesn't bother me.

feel free to copy & paste more talking points and talk out of you're ass like you always do.
>> No. 102164 ID: 963c4b
Feel free to improve your reading comprehension.
I stated that those who are upset that the church does not run the state can move to a theocracy to experience it.
Five Stupid Things About the War on Christmas
Published on Dec 24, 2014 https://youtu.be/LDkLal0NZI4
This has nothing to do with the video,but did you ever stop to think that maybe there should be a war on Christmas? If we don't take a stand, sooner or later it's going to conquer the entire calendar. Christmas must be stopped!
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99592 No. 99592 ID: ba8d75 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
What it says in the title. My understanding is that both were way lower than the U.S. but I don't have citations for it. Can anyone hook me up with non-infowars tier sites?
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>A massive spike in the 1970s to the 10.4 height in the 1980s
This is due to the gun sale ban of 1968 which disarmed millions of americans, and the creation of the ATF which terrorized gun owners out of business

The only reason homicide started coming back to normal is that following the NRA push for the reform in 1986 everyone started loading up on and carrying semiautomatics, in the recent years the carry law has completely changed
In fact this rise in semiatuomatic armed citizen presence on the streets is what prompted the liberals to freak out and try to ban semiautos in the 90s
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Here's a final infographic just to drive the point home.

Say it with me now:
Civilian ownership of guns is the only thing which has ever lowered homicide rates!
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>only looking at homicide rates
I specifically said the 50s was very crime-free. Looking at numbers without any context doesn't tell you how much crime there was.

Consider how much avoidance behavior has changed since then. People used to hitchhike from coast to coast, relying solely on mutual unspoken trust between the driver and passenger that both were good decent human beings. The last thing to try hitchhiking like that was a totally unarmed lol I make pun :DDD robot. Look how well that ended. People also kept their front doors unlocked and women could walk the streets alone at night. Treating bars on a chart as if the environment was controlled and constant throughout the 60 year scope is positively silly.

Aaaand the Mongols are still constantly killing each other over nothing at all. The more things change, man.
>> No. 102204 ID: 963c4b
The context is homicide rate. The numbers show how many per 100,000 residents at the time. How much spin you want on this? If data is irrelevant to this discussion, then it just boils down to irrational feelings, prejudices, nostalgia and hysteria.

The hysteria is the worst part. Nonstop fear media endlessly drumming on how things are flying out of control. The groups of people you should fear, the groups of people you should hate, the groups of people our nation should be killing. But look at the homicide rates. And terrorist attacks are counted as crimes not acts of war.

All this obsession about ISIS? Are you kidding me? A bunch of retarded violent religious fanatics in the Middle East? We could have just ignored them like we ignored Boko Haram and they kill more people than Islamic State. IS is committing countless atrocities in Syria? You want the USA to intervene in a Syrian civil war? No, thanks. IS invades Iraq and the Iraqi army flees like craven scum? That's their problem. The Iraqi government happily threw us out of their nightmare country. They can impress the world on how well they can defend themselves.

The Truth About Crime Rates In America https://youtu.be/L8yIKiY79ms
>> No. 102206 ID: b075d5
>All this obsession about ISIS? Are you kidding me? A bunch of retarded violent religious fanatics in the Middle East? We could have just ignored them like we ignored Boko Haram and they kill more people than Islamic State. IS is committing countless atrocities in Syria? You want the USA to intervene in a Syrian civil war? No, thanks. IS invades Iraq and the Iraqi army flees like craven scum? That's their problem. The Iraqi government happily threw us out of their nightmare country. They can impress the world on how well they can defend themselves.

still talking out of you're ass I see.

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102090 No. 102090 ID: 1aea9c hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Are all scientists atheists? Do they believe religion and science can co-exist? These questions and others were addressed in the first worldwide survey of how scientists view religion, released today by researchers at Rice University.

"No one today can deny that there is a popular 'warfare' framing between science and religion," said the study's principal investigator, Elaine Howard Ecklund, founding director of Rice University's Religion and Public Life Program and the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences. "This is a war of words fueled by scientists, religious people and those in between."

The study's results challenge longstanding assumptions about the science-faith interface. While it is commonly assumed that most scientists are atheists, the global perspective resulting from the study shows that this is simply not the case.

"More than half of scientists in India, Italy, Taiwan and Turkey self-identify as religious," Ecklund said. "And it's striking that approximately twice as many 'convinced atheists' exist in the general population of Hong Kong, for example, (55 percent) compared with the scientific community in this region (26 percent)."

The researchers did find that scientists are generally less religious than a given general population. However, there were exceptions to this: 39 percent of scientists in Hong Kong identify as religious compared with 20 percent of the general population of Hong Kong, and 54 percent of scientists in Taiwan identify as religious compared with 44 percent of the general population of Taiwan. Ecklund noted that such patterns challenge longstanding assumptions about the irreligious character of scientists around the world.

When asked about terms of conflict between religion and science, Ecklund noted that only a minority of scientists in each regional context believe that science and religion are in conflict. In the U.K. - one of the most secular countries studied - only 32 percent of scientists characterized the science-faith interface as one of conflict. In the U.S., this number was only 29 percent. And 25 percent of Hong Kong scientists, 27 percent of Indian scientists and 23 percent of Taiwanese scientists believed science and religion can coexist and be used to help each other.

In addition to the survey's quantitative findings, the researchers found nuanced views in scientists' responses during interviews. For example, numerous scientists expressed how religion can provide a "check" in ethically gray areas.

"(Religion provides a) check on those occasions where you might be tempted to shortcut because you want to get something published and you think, 'Oh, that experiment wasn't really good enough, but if I portray it in this way, that will do,'" said a biology professor from the U.K.
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>> No. 102091 ID: 50cd85
"No, not all scientists are Atheists "

Many would be shocked(or not) to learn how many involved with aerospace/NASA, nuclear related fields, or GUT are while not devout or following an organized religion, very solidly convinced that "There is a God".

One of the more interesting conversations I heard at a frend's doctorate party, was someone proclaiming their atheism, only to be verbally bitchslapped by someone I later learned was a very high up NASA physicist with the response of "Oh, You're an atheist.How precious. I was too, when I was 12, then I grew up".
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>One of the more interesting conversations I heard at a frend's doctorate party, was someone proclaiming their atheism, only to be verbally bitchslapped by someone I later learned was a very high up NASA physicist with the response of "Oh, You're an atheist.How precious. I was too, when I was 12, then I grew up".

Kinda sounds like two dicks being dicks. The former being a dick by making his lack of religion everyones business and the latter being a dick for equating having a lack of religion with being a child when everyone knows uneducated trendy atheists are teens and young adults.

Anyway, while there is probably more damn dirty devil worshipping atheists in science then normal society its not surprising there would still be plenty of believers.

Science and religion can co-exist if one does not take everything said by the bible and religious people in fancy hats as the complete truth. Evolution can still exist with God (though it works just as well without him, so theres that). The stars and the heavens and a round earth all aren't allergic to a God existing.

When one takes the bible literally and cannot interpret certain things or cannot use the brain Allah gave them to understand that maybe the person who wrote that the Earth is 10,000 years old maybe misheard God or made shit up, then there is problems. But for reasonably intelligent people they can have faith but still have logic.

I know some people get into science because it confirms their faith. If an all knowing, all powerful god created the world he would create if flawlessly. Everything can be explained, everything have an origin, nothing you'd have to just say "God did it". FSM would not create a shallow world like some computer game where if you scratch the surface its hollow. Showing how well made the world is shows Buddha's glory, seeing that no matter how much you magnify the world it is still logical and consistent shows that Goddess did her work.

Of course all thats built of faith. None of that is proof of Money....I mean God, all of that works just as well without a divine bean. But thats were faith comes in.

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>> No. 102173 ID: 8ae717
I can't speak for the other sciences but as a physicist: physicists (especially tend to become theorists) tend to become very philosophical as they age. A lot of it is probably down to the fact that the universe has some very elegant and beautiful underlying mathematics, the philosophical implications of which, no one really understands.

Sorry if that's incoherent: working on my second pot of coffee.
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e^(iπ) + 1 = 0

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101646 No. 101646 ID: 38cc19 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I want to name my daughter Katyusha.

I figure she can go by Kat, Katya, or Katherine.

I'm a dirty slav ancestrally and I've always liked the name.

Wife hates it...what do?
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>> No. 102042 ID: 82a3e8
I smell what youre cooking. You jabroni.

>Rolls off the tongue.
Yeah my middle name flows well. But like all americans I only ever heard my middle name when I fucked up. Vid related.

Name your kid John Moses Browning Colt Winchester Lastname
>> No. 102080 ID: fd0828
My wife's family and my family are both big on family names so I can't speak from a place of having a weird first name. That said, as a person who works in customer service and has to listen to my uniquely-named coworkers introduce themselves at the beginning of each call, get asked to repeat their first name, clarify the pronunciation of their first name, spell their first name, then carry on with the call, I encourage you to just go with Catherine/Katherine. If you want to explain to all of your wife's friends and loved ones that you insisted on naming the child she carried for 9 months and delivered after a piece of Soviet rocket artillery at dinner parties in 2016, that's all you.
>> No. 102147 ID: 67d391
Look, the proper form for that name, anglocised such that it will work in America (instead of direct transliteration), would be Katerina. Could go with Yekaterina or Ekaterina if you want to be authentic about it but she'll have a hell of a time getting anyone to spell it correctly. Either way will end up getting called Katie or something by people here.

Katyusha is just a dimunitive for Ekaterina anyways. Personally, I always preferred Katinka as a pet form.

Katya is also a pet form, but is generally associated with cheap whores in reference to the 100 ruble bill with Yekaterina II's likeness on it. A 100 ruble whore is a very cheap whore. Rubles are not like dollars.
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and I think I know a thing or two about 100 ruble whores
>> No. 102155 ID: 1e7925
lol that's a bit harsh . But he makes the point, OP. Just name her Katherine, that's what Katyusha means, basically.


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102140 No. 102140 ID: da2d21 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Any Cascadian bros know of a place where I can cast a small aluminum sculpture on short notice for under $50 or so? I'm happy to set the mold up, just need shop space.

Fish loaf unrelated.

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101937 No. 101937 ID: 841197 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
So I've got my Texas CHL and come January 1st, open carry is legal. Now I'm a fat man for now. Concealed and fatness don't mix well. I'm very seriously considering open carrying my 75BD.

I don't go to many places where there's a whole lot of "vibrancy" but I've run some drills with my brother about preventing the gun being stolen. Right now all I've got for it is a Triple-K leather holster with a strap over the hammer.

It's a good tight fit and I've boned the leather such that you can only draw it straight up. A Basketball-American who just grabs it and tries to pull sideways won't get it out, even with the strap undone, and they sure as hell aren't breaking my real leather belt. That leather holster just locks onto it, as our somewhat violent drills have shown. Still, I've only had about 80% retention rate in practice when I knew it was coming.

What's the next level of retention, or alternatively, what's a good concealment option for full size guns on fatties? Also, what are yall's opinions on front carry, just offset of center on the belly? Retention rates go up with that position of carry, and I bet the odds of an attempted robbery go down as well.
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>> No. 102139 ID: 649f2c
that would look comicaly ridiculous with a jacket over it.
if fatsos want to CC they should just keep it between the rolls.
that guy could carry a pair of deagles under his belly with nobody noticing easy.

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101985 No. 101985 ID: a34477 hide watch quickreply [Reply]

>If Donald Trump were demanding comedians stop making fun of him – even demanding videos be removed from the Internet and asking for personal phone numbers to intimidate the comedians to cease and desist – would that be a news story? Odds are very high. But the Judicial Watch blog says Hillary Clinton’s people have demanded the comedy club the Laugh Factory take down a brief video of Hillary jokes and asked for phone numbers of the comedians. Will the media breathe a word?

>This is no laughing matter for club owner Jamie Masada, a comedy guru who opened Laugh Factory more than three decades ago and has been instrumental in launching the careers of many famous comics. “They threatened me,” Masada told Judicial Watch. “I have received complaints before but never a call like this, threatening to put me out of business if I don’t cut the video.”

>The Laugh Factory titled it “Hillary vs. The First Amendment.”


Video in question:

Obligatory Onion article on Hillary making a case for why she is fun:
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>asked for phone numbers of the comedians


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101926 No. 101926 ID: 0cc2d3 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

Remember the whiny, insecure kid in nursery school, the one who always thought everyone was out to get him, and was always running to the teacher with complaints? Chances are he grew up to be a conservative.

At least, he did if he was one of 95 kids from the Berkeley area that social scientists have been tracking for the last 20 years. The confident, resilient, self-reliant kids mostly grew up to be liberals.

The study from the Journal of Research Into Personality isn't going to make the UC Berkeley professor who published it any friends on the right. Similar conclusions a few years ago from another academic saw him excoriated on right-wing blogs, and even led to a Congressional investigation into his research funding.

But the new results are worth a look. In the 1960s Jack Block and his wife and fellow professor Jeanne Block (now deceased) began tracking more than 100 nursery school kids as part of a general study of personality. The kids' personalities were rated at the time by teachers and assistants who had known them for months. There's no reason to think political bias skewed the ratings � the investigators were not looking at political orientation back then. Even if they had been, it's unlikely that 3- and 4-year-olds would have had much idea about their political leanings.

A few decades later, Block followed up with more surveys, looking again at personality, and this time at politics, too. The whiny kids tended to grow up conservative, and turned into rigid young adults who hewed closely to traditional gender roles and were uncomfortable with ambiguity.

The confident kids turned out liberal and were still hanging loose, turning into bright, non-conforming adults with wide interests. The girls were still outgoing, but the young men tended to turn a little introspective.
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>> No. 101938 ID: 798a48
Some additional reading. If it wasn't for the fact this stuff took three decades and the Blocks were in a prominent position in the Department of Psychology, it comes off to me as a 100-level survey starter kit, but then I never took a psych course.


His list of nursery-school criteria are on page 7
1. Participants self-identifed their position on a 5-point continuum ranging from “very liberal,” “liberal,” “middle of the road,” “conservative,” to “very conservative.” No reli-
ability estimate could be calculated for these liberalism/conservative Ideological Self-ratings but test–retest correlations of similar measures attest to the dependability of such measures.

2. Participants indicated their direction of agreement regarding 10 issues generally viewed as then distinguishing the Democratic and Republican parties: abortion rights, amount
of money spent on welfare, national health insurance, income tax rates, environmental protection, affirmative action, extent of funding for national defense, support of use of military force to remove a hostile foreign government, government job guarantees, and civil rights for suspected criminals. The x reliability of this measure was .63.

3. Participants indicated their position regarding Political Rights (via an updated version of McClosky’s Dimensions of Political Tolerance approach (1958)): 12 stands were
taken regarding freedom of political expression (e.g., flag-burning, TV appearances of Nazi and Ku Klux Klan), opposition to various kinds of censorship (of books in high
school libraries, of speakers), the right to remain silent, etc. The x reliability of this measure was .54.
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The problem with alot of those indicators of liberatism and conservatardism is for alot of people, especially young whipper-snappers with the skateboarding shoes riding their bikes on the sidewalks, is even conservative ones tend to be fairly socially liberal.

A large amount of people nowadays, especially young people, don't really mind gay marriage, gay rights, women and gays serving in infantry, and transgendered monsters doing their thing. Its just not a bother. They've met enough people like that to know they ain't different, aren't actually monsters, and hold true to the once conservative ideal of equal rights.

Things get even more muddled when supposedly "hot button" issues for liberals like the environment are very important to most any non-libertarian RAR FREE MARKET WILL PROTECT TEH ENVIRONMENT THRUGH DUH COURTS conservative.

Plus looking at shit like the Romney/Obama problem we had were the former was considered a conservative.......somehow and the latter isn't despite being nearly identical to the point you'd wonder if they were grown in a cloning lab but Obama was left to bake too long, shit becomes even more muddled.

But anyway, this study was flawed anyway just because of its setting. Its fucking Berkeley, the cancer of the world, a worse hive of scum and villainy then Mos Eisley, a liberal paradise meaning its a shithole. The "whiner" kids were probably the kids that weren't conforming to the Berkeley creed properly and were given shit for it, making them turn into hardcore conservatives.

You see similar shit all the time. People in hardcore christian families will be pushed into atheism, people in overbearing conservative communities will become liberal shitbags, daughters with overbearing fathers will fuck a bunch of black guys, kids from liberal families with no boundaries and alot of creepy experimentation will turn into straight up conservatives, and some people who were pushed into their birth gender role might turn gay or go full on tranny.

Some people just chaff against their family/society and will believe the grass is greener on the other side. And if there is grass on the field play ball. And if balls are touching its gay.
>> No. 101958 ID: 3254ec
>The more confident kids are eager to explore alternatives to the way things are, and find liberal politics more congenial.

The way things are is Democratic socialism with a dash of Corporatism made possible by Keynesian inspired economic interference promoting government spending, even into deficits, to boost the economy.

tldr young people are stupid. Conservatism, well at least fiscal conservatism, is the counter culture now
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>fiscal conservatism

federal deficits have increased in every republican administration since 1980
federal deficits have decreased in every democratic administration since 1980
>> No. 102007 ID: 38cd6f
more abortion = less liberals and minorities
how is this bad again?

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Kindle Paperwhite, 3rd gen. I had a kindle 1st gen, the white one with all the buttons I bought from a friend years ago. Need some good recommendations from OPCHAN for good books.

Mainly read historical nonfiction like combat memoirs and military memoirs, historical fiction like Horatio Hornblower and the Master and Commander series, hard and soft sci-fi, scientific books like Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking and such; fantasy is ok but I like more of a focus on medievil combat over magic, fantasy races and steampunkstuff. Thrillers/suspense novels are good too, in the veins of the Silence of the Lambs series, James Bond, Tom Clancy stuff.

Tend to stay away from most visual and video-game media tie-in novels because 1)the authors are generally terrible and fall into mary sueing their characters and plot armoring too much 2)most of the properties are shit anyway so the books won't be any better 3)i much prefer hard sci-fi from authors like Crichton or Clarke, or realistic military sci-fi like Forever War or the StarFIST series, because there is much less propensity to fall into stupid unscience bullshit to explain away point #1.
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>> No. 101944 ID: 3a57dc
Kim Stanley Robinson, Greg Bear, Arthur C Clarke, Harry Turtledove
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For an old list, that I really should get around to updating, check >>99588 (and that whole thread for that matter.

>Kindle Paperwhite, 3rd gen.

What annoys me most about e-readers is that:
1) Books tend to be more expensive than online paper versions WITH delivery.
2) The books can be recalled or updated by the seller at any given time and for any given reason.

In my eyes, ebooks should be cheaper and should allow the user to decide if he wants to update the book or not.
>> No. 101950 ID: 79b400
Let me know how it handles PDF files.

I'd love something with the battery life of a ebook reader if it could handle PDF files without fucking it up.
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>hard and soft sci-fi
>but I like more of a focus on medievil combat over magic
>)i much prefer hard sci-fi from authors like Crichton or Clarke, or realistic military sci-fi like Forever War or the StarFIST series, because there is much less propensity to fall into stupid unscience bullshit to explain away point #1.

Look up an author called David Weber, especially his safehold series. It has everything from galley battles, swordfighting, it get's more technologically advanced as the books go by. It even has an 800 year old android who can cleave a man in half.
>> No. 101965 ID: 06a0fb
>In my eyes, ebooks should be cheaper and should allow the user to decide if he wants to update the book or not.

I agree wholeheartedly. main reason I wanted the paperwhite now is ease of taking books with me when I travel, no need for a tablet, and I am currently in a ~600sq foot studio apartment with my wife with no room for bookshelves beyond the two I have.

Turtledove is good, depending on his works. I really liked... American Empire? The series of books where the South won the Civil War, and the Union sided with the Austro-Hungarians and they won WWI. Confederte states were doing a Nazi Germany style buildup in the south and were going to attack the North like Pearl Harbor. Packed the books away when I moved off to college and forgot the books IU had and needed to finish that up.

Some of his other stuff, I didn't like as much.

I have an old PDF copy of a few books I got off sites years ago during college. I'll upload them here soon and give you a report on it. I will say, if anyone likes audio books, this Paperwhite has no headphone ports or speakers. audio books are not supported at all by current Paperwhite or the more expensive e-ink Kindle.

Any books you can reccomend on COIN are cool. A topic of interest to me. I picked one up not too long ago, about COIN in East Timor by an Aussie officer.
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