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Free Books

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CRC, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You can download FREE BOOKS, from 04 July 2006 to 04 Aug 2006.
    Free Access to the public from July 4th to August 4th, in celebration of Project Gutenberg's 35th Birthday
    After that the fees will be reinstated.

    For more info go here:

    World eBook Fair Home Page
    Free Access to the public from July 4th to August 4th, in celebration of Project Gutenberg's 35th Birthday


  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    well, I just may grab them ALLLLLL....

  3. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    There's just too many of them. Ahhhhhh. Haha.
  4. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I already have a few...and got hung up reading last night...and I like books..I like to hold them...feel them....I have a gazillion books..(it's why I hate moving so much) ...but couldn't stop reading a few old friends here last night...

    Pretty cool that they do this...

    You know ..out of ALL my son's and my daughter's friends? Each of them only has ONE friend that reads????

    what in the hell is up with that???

    How can you NOT read???

    How do they expect to learn? Don't they do it for pleasure? Or to learn about new things? Other lands? Other cultures? Politics? Poetry? Or just for the sheer pleasure of being taken away for a little while??

    I cannot imagine...and I see it more and more....

  5. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    CRC, the name of the game is 'I don't want to let my child feel like an idiot so I'm going to promote that he goes along with the current wave of lowered expectations for the educational state of the people who live in America and not allow him to read books or do anything that might set him apart from his electronically addicted friends that graduate college and still don't know how to read, write or tie their shoes. (I know a great big run on sentence.) I'll just lower my standards of the teachers at the school so that the teachers don't put too much pressure on my son or daughter and make them come up with some kind of psychological complex'.

    You know when I was younger they were discussing having school almost twelve months of the year and I as a kid thought that was great. I was going to get behind that and hope I could get our schools to do the same thing. This however did not happen as I'm sure everyone is aware. This educational system is a joke. People joke about it and wonder how China could ever beat a World Power like us. Simple, they are more determined and disciplined. You let some chinese come to invade and our little French people are going to go with the flow and accept their rule just like the little 'Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys' that we are training them to be. I cannot have children, something for another time, however I will see the extinguishment of my blood line when I leave this world, I can't imagine bringing a child into this world and subjecting them to that failing institute of stupidity which is the school system. If I had children I would home school them and that would be that. They would learn about the stuff that I have in my head, not the air that is in the majority of people in this country that call themselves teachers. This is one of the big problems with the country now. What can you expect them to learn in a country led by a guy who can't complete a whole sentence without making up some kind of new word so he sounds intelligent when everyone knows that he has been kicked in the head by a mule one too many times? He is an okay president, and what he says I will follow until such time as it changes or I can help it change, though you should be tested before you get elected. Then again in this society I'm sure he would have passed with flying colors. The question may have been, 'While you are in McDonalds burger joint, and you order a McDonalds burger for 79cents, what is the name of the place you are in?' He would have passed. That is depressing. Oh well, gonna get off the soapbox.
  6. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Don't even get me started on "Leave No Child Behind"...


    Nah...I'm in a good mood tonight , and prefer to stay that way for now..

    I'll save the dumbing down of America for another time....:D
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