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For anyone who has not read 1984 from Georges Orwell here is a link to Amazon to purchase and educate yourselves. Just imagine the same story but with a Philip K. Dick twist integrating 21st-century tracking technology on citizens.
There are actually several reasons more security cameras would be a bad idea. Here are some reasons from the ACLU. In addition to that, security cameras are reactive and not proactive. In other words, they do not prevent crime, they only make it easier to catch the criminal (sometimes). They might make you feel safer causing you to let your guard down thereby making you ironically more vulnerable. Security cameras also create an environment of mistrust which divides not only the University from the surrounding community (already a huge issue in Chambana) but also students from the administration which is always watching (George Orwell wrote a great book on this called 1984.) And finally, to expand on a point made by the ACLU, UI already has a surprising number of security cameras (1028 as of 2014, Source) and monitoring all of that video is tedious work which requires hiring new staff and expanding an already bloated administration and/or police force, which is scarcely something the University can afford, especially without a state budget.
It is currently $6.00 on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/1984-Signet-Classics-George-Orwell/dp/0451524934
To anyone that wants to read it, it is probably the best $6.00 you'll spend this year.
1984, Lapham's Quarterly "Home," and Malazan Book of the Fallen: Memories of Ice
"Big Brother is watching you." - George Orwell
I would say I disagree with this and that it's even unnerving but the reality is that is the world we live in now. If you haven't read George's 1984 you should. Very interesting parallels to our society today (globally, not just in the U.S.).
Free link to be put on the NSA metadata watchlist for the lazy:
There's a great peice floating around Facebook right now, about the safety officer on site at a school and how he, with basic training, saved the day with his gun. The piece states no one was harmed thanks to him.
The grain of truth to it is that the guy is real, and the event happened. A kid still died, not just the shooter. And the man was an ex swat member, not just a good guy with a gun.
>Trust big brother. This is what your advocating for.
There was a guy posting on Twitter the other day about how a kid who shot up another school was planning on targeting Disney -- but they have armed guards, so he changed his mind. Fox news had run a story on that same subject.
None of it was true. Not a lick of it. The kid had been to Disney with his family months before - that was it. The guy has over a hundred thousand people following him, and the tweet was retweeted to reach millions. All lies, but the comments were certain it was real.
>Trust big brother. This is what your advocating for.
I'm not suggesting that we trust all censorship, but I am stating unequivocally that there needs to be some. People aren't dumb, they're just extremely likely to believe whatever already fits their narrative.
Exactly what they are training you to say!
I think a society that encouraged/mandated exercise and had no stigma for therapy would be much healthier one. In some cases, I think "freedom of ideas" make people lonely and therefore depressed. But that could easily be fixed by teaching more tolerance for those who have different ideas than yours.
I'm interested to know how old you are. Not to judge your thoughts, but to judge your experiences. As an adult, have you ever sat on your kitchen floor attempting to eat an entire cake just because you could? That's freedom. And yeah, it's not necessarily healthy, but if you only do it once a year, it's not necessarily unhealthy either.
The problem with regulations is - humans are complicated. You will never be able to write a set of rules that encompasses the whole of human complexity. Many people would be severely stressed out by having to follow all the rules. Mandatory anything for people with disabilities would be borderline impossible. Have you read 1984? Or ever read To Kill a Mockingbird how the one family was allowed to not go to school?
Plus, what we learn continues to change. Did you know that organic food is no different chemically from GMOs? You could say coffee and wine serves no nourishing purpose and should be banned, however it's been shown that having a stress-relieving substance like wine can help you live longer when had in moderation.
What about religion? Some people believe the belief in such a delusion is harmful to brains, thought processes, and society. While others take great comfort in their god(s) and it helps them navigate life with less stress. Who gets to make the decision on which is allowed? China's plan isn't working out too well.
We should enable citizens live healthy lives - healthcare, healthy food, mental health services, paid time off for mental health (naps, etc), community centers, limit access to harmful substances. But I do not agree in any way that it would be possible to create a utopia under such strict guidelines.
Just in case you're serious, or for anyone who hasn't read it,
George Orwell's "1984"
Youtube audiobook link
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1984by George Orwell.
NSA gets what they want...
That's too bad - are they obscure books of some kind (which the libraries won't have)? Or are they super popular books (which are likely to be checked out and therefore won't show up)?
If you want to try searching for the books at the library's main search site: here, let me know if any results turn up by searching that way.
My app may not search the way you expect it to: it gets a book's ISBN from Amazon, it looks up related ISBNs (most books have many ISBNs due to different editions, different publishers, etc, 1984 for instance has ~100ish ISBNs), and then feeds those ISBNs into the CPL library search. But, in the README at the github repo I mention the CPL library search fails/times-out if you feed it more than 5-7ish ISBNs at a time. So to mitigate this I only search for 5 at a time, and I don't bother searching for more than 20 - if I searched for every ISBN, 5 at a time, it could take a while to retrieve results, parse results, retrieve more results, etc., so I only use the 20 most recent ISBNs and make the assumption that this is sufficient (it is for my needs) - but it is possible that some or many of your books do exist in the system and may actually be available. (I have ~50 books on my wishlist, roughly 40 of them show up as available by my app, popular items such as the Steve Jobs biography or 1Q84 don't show up because they're always checked out/reserved).
I'm guessing you're looking at the books available from all sellers? In which case sort by price+shipping+tax to get an idea of how much the book will actually cost. A book that's $5.99 with free shipping is cheaper than a book listed at $0.01 + $6.99 shipping. Then just find the cheapest option that is in a condition that you will find acceptable. If you only want new, there is a way to filter for that. Here is a description of what the different conditions mean
For example, here is a link to the book 1984 as available from all sellers. Off to the left you'll see the filters for shipping options ("Prime" or "Free Shipping") as well as the filters for condition. Then just above the listings is the button to sort either by "price + shipping" or "price + shipping + tax." Select the latter to get the true final cost.
> Fiction is just a mirror of reality for the most part. Many things that happen in fiction don’t even happen here. But as far as pain and sadness. Joy and love, life and death, it’s all real here. Here it’s real. - Lucian Bane
Fiction that mirrors reality and challenges the reader is more of what we need, the books i listed below have shaped my view of the world in a very thought-provoking way.
Other stuff out there, the pop-fiction, the garbage or crack cocaine for the brain is as bad as TV. Hollywood panders to the masses. Did you know Hollywood usually has two different versions for films released in America and Europe? Yep, that's right - Hollywood dumbs down movies for American audiences. Everything in media these days is centered around comic books and video games - the modern day opiates of the masses.
Some notable fiction that should be required reading:
Exactly. The prison state wants the people to police themselves, then the state has ultimate control. Hotdogcop, I recomend you read 1984
Just finished Orwell's 1984 about a month ago and I'm close to finishing Ready Player One. Both have been really great. As far as spiritual reading, I'm always reading something by St. Josemaría and am currently reading Chesterton's St Francis.
Quite a few books have been referenced in interviews - here's some of the ones I think I remember. They're all very good books despite any association with Radiohead, by the way.
How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found
The Crying of Lot 49 (also V. and Gravity's Rainbow)
The Hitchhiker Guide
The Divine Comedy
Brave New World
https://www.novelrank.com/asin/0451524934 tracks sales from the different Amazon websites globally. Specifically, you can go to the charts subsection and see a graph of the past two years of 1984's sales rank (not the number of sales, but the actual ordinal position). Yes, it does spike every year around this time, but it's not been in this high position recently. The news shouldn't so much be that it is mymber 1, but that it is the highest it's been in a long time (and in fact cannot get in any higher position). Do not just contradict me without first providing facts and evidence and analysis. Yes it does peak at the beginning of Spring semester, but that obviously is not the only (or significant) reason why
Dystopias that everyone should read:
or this... http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/0451524934/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_0?ie=UTF8&amp;index=0
>we need to start monitoring what people say online and in person
Hey... I know a book about that. Here you go!
My personal favorites are influenced by the most-likely scenario for me, so here they are, if you need some recommendations for similar movies, just ask, I'll be more than happy to help.
Movies: Tomorrow When The War Began (2010), Red Dawn (2012), Goodbye World (2013).
TV Series: The Walking Dead, that's it. Don't even need to link it, we all know it.
Books: Going Home (entire series) by A. American., 1984 by George Orwell.
Games: none, I don't play anything, anywhere. I guess I could say 'I ain't playing', I'll show myself out.
Bonus edit: Full Movie: Tomorrow When the War Began
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1984 by George Orwell. /nod
Both are proper. http://www.amazon.com/1984-Signet-Classics-George-Orwell/dp/0451524934
History is cyclical and it tends to repeat itself. Maybe you should be a little more concerned with educating yourself on what your side of the political spectrum was responsible for in the 20th century. I could care less about your personal experience fallacy, those tend to be extremely bias based on the worldview the person wants to portrait and they tend to ignore what statistics say, and in this case the statistics for Europe are quite damning.
If you don't think that it can happen again you are very naive. You live in a world where it is still happening. Socialism has destroyed Venezuela right before our eyes, plain as day, and there is nothing you or I can do about it and no government that cares to intervene, nor should they. North Korea is a relic from the 20th century and one big Gulag. China, a world superpower is a great example of a country that censors the data in/data out that you are referring to. Read The Will to Power by Nietzsche, The Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn (even if its just the abridged version, it is a masterpiece and changed my life), and Orwell's 1984. Read these and then cross reference what you learn with current political climate regarding political correctism, left wing authoritarian political systems in your countries over there that compel speech and ban certain idea's and criticisms, your governments collectivist policies and your firearm policies. After you read them you should be able to see striking similarities to your current political landscape and you will know just how close you are to the edge. At very least you will escape the ideological bubble you seem to be in.
1.I have indeed.
2.1984 by George Orwell Go for used, please!
3.Delirium by Lauren Oliver. This book, and really just the entire series are addicting. (I read all three in just under a week.) Love is a disease, and falling in love means having your brain scrambled.. It's this whole crazy thing.
4.Christmas is for reading!!
Maybe start by reading the classics ?
The last on the list (and the most important one ! ) is also being developed to series:
For movies themselves, this ones are one of the more obvious choices :
Free pdf, looks to be entirely intact at a glance.
iTunes money-grubbing horseshit.
Amazon overpriced nonsense.
Fair warning, depressing book.
Adult Dystopian Recommendations:
The Catcher in the Rye is a pretty good gateway book for more literary fiction.
1984 and Animal Farm will probably appeal to your SF tendencies.
If you want something more contemporary, maybe try The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. It has to do with comic books...
Put this on his desk.
> we will, for the first time, truly have to work together as a race. it is the only way we can survive getting out of this century,
I'm fairly confident that given historical trend we will emerge from this century just fine. Admittedly if you believe in the notion of the Four Turnings, then we could very well be in a 4th cycle which could mean that we are due for a crisis. This doesn't surprise me considering the current climate we have in socio-geopolitics.
>beyond a bit of cold war propaganda being replaced maybe lol. the individual would influence their education, the community would provide it
This is why I tried my best to qualify my statements with some historical considerations. The cold war propaganda was nothing in comparison to what really happened. The Gulag Archipelago does a good job exposing the "entire aparatus of Soviet repression".
I know it's a bit unfair to throw in references like that (especially a massive book like Gulag Archipelago). At the very least, I think you should at a minimum revisit Orwell's classic 1984. George Orwell himself states that he's a democratic socialist, despite having written one of the greatest book against totalitarian socialism.
Trust big brother. This is what your advocating for.
this one is unabridged and has the newspeak appendix at the back.
I like this physics book for college but it's slightly over 10.00, so if that is too far 1984 happened to have a price drop at the same time as prime day. Good luck all! Which deal should I take?!
Allow me to explain... it's a book. You know, those things made of paper, with pages. You click the linky above, and then you use your eye balls, and you read words on the pages. They are scary words. Words about the darkest parts of human nature. Words that will make your thoughts that you yourself posted here, seem absurd even to you after you've read them. Ask mommy or daddy to buy that book for you.
There, now I was a prick.
Well given the recent events going on in our real politics I suggest "1984"
> Have you seen predictions from long ago about what life in the 2000s would look like? They were usually pretty far off.
Some of them were off. Others got pretty close to the mark.
whiskey in the jar-oh
No. 1984. Ray Franz released his first edition of "Crisis of Conscience" in 1983, so that's probably where you've gotten confused. You can preview "1984" at this link:
Itunes is a bad example as an album on itunes is the exact same price as a physical album.
Amazon is also a bad example, physical books are often the same price, sometimes cheaper than digital (see http://www.amazon.com/1984-Signet-Classics-George-Orwell/dp/0451524934 and http://www.amazon.com/1984-ebook/dp/B003JTHWKU)
For video games, the only network I know (PSN) sells new game at the exact same price as physical media (The last of Us is at 70$ right now on PSN). Old video games have lower prices, exactly just like your local retailer.
Companies make saving on digital market, that does not mean customer make saving as well.
Not if its paperback at least; 1984 is $8 on Amazon.
In more ways than one!
>Words change. Words mean different things in different places.
Nothing creepy and Orwellian about that, nope, nuh uh
no, the book
it's free online. you should read it.