Best political leader biographies according to redditors

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u/Ding84tt · 282 pointsr/politics

>build a fence along the US-Mexico border


>and abolish the Federal Reserve

You say, as if this is a secret part of his platform and as if he didn't write a book about it. Give me a few reasons to keep the Federal Reserve Bank, and maybe I'll consider that a negative on his platform.

>put America back on the gold standard.

Technically false. He does believe in the gold standard, but his position is really to legalize competing currencies to the Federal Reserve note, like gold and silver (which is the Constitutional position). He wants to overturn Nixon's executive order, which would legalize gold as a currency for those who wanted to use it, but would not "put us back on the gold standard" overnight.

>he's against gay marriage

No, he isn't. He has his own views on what marriage means, but he has no will or intent to impose those views on any others.

>is STILL making racist remarks

You say, citing an article from 2006 with no racist quotes, comments, or remarks in it. Show me a current or even old video of Ron Paul saying something racist and derogatory. Show me something that refutes this and I'll believe you.

>believes in New World Order conspiracy theories

You say, as if it isn't becoming increasingly obvious as the days pass that the world is succumbing to the economic control of a few. It doesn't take conspiracy theory to pay attention to the situation with the collapsing Euro after the warnings of those who condemned the European ruling class for attempting to create a European state, or to pay attention to the Trilateral Commission, or the CFR, or to the fact that the President just signed a bill allowing indefinite detention of US citizens, the Occupy movements being met with excessive force for going up against the entanglement of the banksters and the bureaucrats. In fact, anyone who doesn't believe to an extent that there is a blatant conspiracy to concentrate power and wealth out of the hands of the many and into the hands of the few has their head buried in the sand and is in no way prepared for the coming crises that we as a nation and a world face in the coming years.

u/logicalutilizor · 247 pointsr/politics

>build a fence along the US-Mexico border


>and abolish the Federal Reserve

You say, as if this is a secret part of his platform and as if he didn't write a book about it. Give me a few reasons to keep the Federal Reserve Bank, and maybe I'll consider that a negative on his platform.

>put America back on the gold standard.

Technically false. He does believe in the gold standard, but his position is really to legalize competing currencies to the Federal Reserve note, like gold and silver (which is the Constitutional position). He wants to overturn Nixon's executive order, which would legalize gold as a currency for those who wanted to use it, but would not "put us back on the gold standard" overnight.

>he's against gay marriage

No, he isn't. He has his own views on what marriage means, but he has no will or intent to impose those views on any others.

>is STILL making racist remarks

You say, citing an article from 2006 with no racist quotes, comments, or remarks in it. Show me a current or even old video of Ron Paul saying something racist and derogatory. Show me something that refutes this and I'll believe you.

>believes in New World Order conspiracy theories

You say, as if it isn't becoming increasingly obvious as the days pass that the world is succumbing to the economic control of a few. It doesn't take conspiracy theory to pay attention to the situation with the collapsing Euro after the warnings of those who condemned the European ruling class for attempting to create a European state, or to pay attention to the Trilateral Commission, or the CFR, or to the fact that the President just signed a bill allowing indefinite detention of US citizens, the Occupy movements being met with excessive force for going up against the entanglement of the banksters and the bureaucrats. In fact, anyone who doesn't believe to an extent that there is a blatant conspiracy to concentrate power and wealth out of the hands of the many and into the hands of the few has their head buried in the sand and is in no way prepared for the coming crises that we as a nation and a world face in the coming years.


Wow it's sad when the top comment is a spampost, and the only way to refute the spampost is with another spampost. Fucking pathetic /politics.

*edit: lol WTF is wrong with you people, stop commenting on the content! it's flawed, THAT'S THE POINT!

u/poliphilosophy · 157 pointsr/The_Donald

Link to book:

Link to track "Movers & Shakers":



u/fat_osvaldo · 91 pointsr/politics

Link to the Amazon reviews

Hint: They're gold.

Top 5 star review currently:

> Nothing new here. The book is full of lies, just like Hillary. I'm leaving a five star review so I don't get straight up murdered.

u/PanTardovski · 70 pointsr/TrueReddit

Hunter couldn't have been Hunter without Nixon. His finest reporting might have been Hell's Angels, his most entertaining and broadest book might have been Las Vegas, but the most important thing he ever wrote was Campaign Trail '72. The lounge lizards and banal tawdriness of the New America were crystallized in Richard Nixon -- he gave Thompson a white whale on which to train his harpoon.

It's depressing to watch alt-culture misread Fear & Loathing as a "tune in, turn on, drop out"-story and then ignore '72 and the pieces in Shark Hunt. As confused and hopeless as he could feel sometimes the good Doctor believed in Evil and when he could personify it in a monster like Nixon he didn't hesitate to stand to post and face it down.

u/Zenmachine83 · 66 pointsr/politics

>And his endorsement speech was not nearly as full-throated as previous candidates. Stuff like that matters. Sanders misled his supporters for 36 days into thinking he was contesting the convention. That foments division, which was and continues to be a huge problem.

One, Sanders offered to campaign for HRC in rust belt states and was denied. You know, those three states that cost us the electoral college. Two, Sanders campaign staff worked hand in hand with HRC staff to quell the revolt at the convention which could have been far worse than it was. Three, the Sanders camp took down ads that the Clinton campaign thought were too damaging in certain states. Seriously read Shattered and you will get a pretty good feel for the relationship between the two campaigns. Hillary took Sanders campaign personally and therefore wasn't able to put her anger aside and team to campaign in any meaningful way. That and the decision to completely give up on grassroots organizing were huge blows to her campaign in MI, PA, and WI.

u/clarkkent09 · 57 pointsr/The_Donald

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is awesome. I would strongly recommend her book Infidel (and others), especially to any liberal who pretends to care about women's rights.

EDIT: I meant Infidel, although Nomad is great too

u/DrWangerBanger · 43 pointsr/OutOfTheLoop

I was going to write up a big thing, but honestly, I'm not the person to do it. The short version is that, no, they're not joking. Some people on the_donald probably are just trolls who are fucking around, but most of the people who post there are serious. Those posts mostly make it to the front page as a direct result of bots (check out /r/all/rising) but there still is a large population of real people who actively upvote and post on that stuff.

Its a complicated scene that ties in a lot of different threads of people together including 4chan/8chan shit posters, actual conservative americans, and legitimate racists with some serious overlap included between those groups. Although you might traditionally think of reddit users as young, educated, and socially liberal, it's important to remember that this site has long since expanded past the type of audience you might expect out of a similar site like slashdot and - just like in real life - there is now a huge range of people who post here.

If you're at all interested in learning more, I would suggest you read The Elephant in the Room, a short book by Jon Ronson detailing the interaction the Trump campaign has with the alt-right and - in particular - one of its leading members, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (a man who believes Sandy Hook was a fake, orchestrated false flag government operation). Also, Ronson's book Them has some pretty haunting and prophetic stories in it about the KKK attempting to rebrand and mainstream its message starting in the late 90's/early 2000's to gain political influence that really resonates and appears to have really come to term.

u/CareToRemember · 41 pointsr/politics

Amazon's reviews are the best:

my fav:

1.0 out of 5 starsThe Art of the Shakedown by Hill and Tim

ByElaineon September 16, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition

I bought this thinking it would be a how-to book. I wanted "How to set up your own Foundation for fun and profit." Also, would like to have seen a chapter on "Ten easy steps to setting up your own secure server in a bathroom."

I do hear there's going to be a sequel, tentatively called "The Art of the Shakedown." Should be interesting.

u/sportsfan250 · 32 pointsr/The_Donald
u/Choppa790 · 31 pointsr/SubredditDrama

Read In the Garden of Beasts, the account by the U.S ambassador to Nazi Germany. The regime tolerated random street violence in the years prior to the war. It killed some of its best and brightest only because they were Jewish. The Nazi leaders lived in opulent mansions with excess riches while the German people were struggling. The only reason Germany improved economically is because it ignore the debt owed to American bankers and other foreigners.

And Hitler was an ugly little man that had a bunch of psychopaths around him, which made him even worse.

His post is full of shit, "factoring out" the Holocaust is right up there with Holocaust Denial.

Ugh, the /r/niggers and /r/whiterights are leaking.

Edit: Wrong book title.

u/MrShapinHead · 30 pointsr/bestof

I’m sure I’ll be downvoted in this environment for saying this, but there’s a big difference between the Nazi party who hunted and murdered millions of people and Trump and the people who voted for him. Your comment in this context is dramatic and really offensive.

edit: In case you all want to learn something more about the Nazi party and the buildup to what amounted to the Holocaust, I highly recommend that you read Erik Larson's book, In the Garden of Beasts. I think you'll gain a better sense of what the Nazi party was like building up to the war. Also -- if I'm not downvoted to oblivion, please remember that Kristallnacht's 80th anniversary is this week. If you are unfamiliar with Kristallnacht and what it meant to Nazi Germany, THIS is something I encourage you to learn about. It was one of the first outward attacks on the Jewish people by the country they lived in, called home for generations and only a generation ago, fought for in WWI.

u/Dictionary_Roulette · 29 pointsr/politics

I guess there isn't much point in reading it now, but the book is literal.

u/InconvienientFacts · 28 pointsr/hillaryclinton

> Campaigning on the sole basis of "Hey, at least we're not the other guy" and half-hearted centrist policies isn't enough.

She didn't though. The biggest word in the word cloud of her speeches in "Jobs" and there is an actual book you can download called Stronger Together about her gazillion policy proposals that supplements her web page and many many policy oriented speeches.

Which you would know if you went to her web site, read her book, listened to her campaign speeches (hers or her surrogates), or subscribed to her mailing list (which sent me awesome policy videos like this one).

If you don't know these things then you probably got all your news from Bernie and yeah, Bernie did an absolutely horrible job promoting her. After spending all primary slandering her character and record he couldn't wave pom poms for her without admitting he'd been lying himself blue in the face during the primary so instead Bernie pushed the narrative, "At least she's not trump".

And I agree, thats a stupid horrible useless narrative. I'm proud to say that when Hillary lost to Obama in 2016 she showed massively more class than Bernie and honestly supported him with a whole heart.

u/mugrimm · 27 pointsr/politics

I worked for OFA as well as the DCCC and a few other national candidates as well. I can 100% tell you her campaign was significantly worse than average. No matter what you think of Clinton as a person her campaign structure fucked up over and over again, from refusing to campaign in the midwest, to ignoring the server issue until it was too late (she literally had no response or apology for like 6 months), to running a base turnout campaign that somehow focused on moderates instead of the base, to wasting way too much money on ads (ad money that her campaign workers got a cut of just for buying btw), to not having any central vision, and having a completely undefined message and a super obscured political structure. There was like a one month period where she just chilled and didn't campaign publicly at all. I've worked with multiple presidential campaigns and I've NEVER heard of a situation where paid staff can't get through to the candidates inner circle to tell them things like "We're losing our state" or "You need to poll now and stop relying entirely on analytics".

If you haven't read Shattered, I highly recommend you do. The authors are former staff of Debbie Wasserman Shultz. It's not a hit piece on HRC, it's people who were on the ground with HRCs people and saw the same disorder and disarray that was in her 2008 primary campaign as per Game Change. The similarities are STUNNING. Her hating the media and them returning the favor. Her refusal to make decisions when staff disagreed resulting in constant power struggles. Her hiring multiple staff to do the same thing resulting in them working against eachother. The guys who wrote it like HRC but they saw a massive clusterfuck and wrote it down. Much of it was corroborated by the leaked emails.

She's the Tony Romo of the Democrats. She should do amazing, but she always trips over her dick right when she needs to do well.

Trump getting elected required everything to go his way, and many of those things the campaign had direct control over.

Other countries try to interfere in our politics all the time. Nixon and China, Reagan and Iran. For it to work though the other person needs to be fucking up.

u/arrowheadt · 26 pointsr/WayOfTheBern
u/chabanais · 25 pointsr/Conservative

I don't recall them doing this with any Conservative authors.

Take Donald Trump's book where almost all of the 1 star reviews are not from verified purchases.

Seems like Amazon is picking sides... do you see a problem with that?

u/dolphins3 · 25 pointsr/hillaryclinton
u/ohkatherine · 24 pointsr/The_Donald

"Son Of Hamas"

"Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status . . . and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader. In Son of Hamas, Mosab reveals new information about the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization and unveils the truth about his own role, his agonizing separation from family and homeland, the dangerous decision to make his newfound faith public, and his belief that the Christian mandate to “love your enemies” is the only way to peace in the Middle East."

I guess he didn't finish reading the book...

u/ihedenius · 23 pointsr/europe

European authorities should have ensured the 'refugees' actually are refugees and not economical migrants.

Below a list of newspaper articles and swedish government papers dating back to 1989 addressing asylum seekers. In summary since 2002 averaging 90% lack passports. Lack of passports can greatly complicate investigation of true identity and the expulsion process. 'Refugees' are known since 1989 to make up stories (scroll down, it's documented in government papers).


Svenska Dagbladet [one of two major swedish national broadsheets] wrote an opinion piece 2008, noting that 96% lack passports

>The much written of case in Uppsala ... raises many questions about society's control functions. An interesting detail is that charges have not yet been brought against the man because the police can not determine his identity. According to Upsala Nya Tidning [a newspaper] the police investigates three different identities.

>At the time of writing, the Uppsala man could be in principle anyone. He may be a criminal on the run from the law in any other European country. Or a luck seeker in Sweden to milk the social insurance system. Or, of course, he may be a refugee seeking protection from the violent repression of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


>To emphasize the difficult situation that the decision-makers at the Migration Board have to deal with can be mentioned that only four percent of those who applied for asylum in Sweden in 2008 showed valid passports at the time of application.


>It's hard to believe that all these asylum seekers lost their identity documents in civil war or natural disasters. A more reasonable assumption is that behavior has been adapted to the specifically Swedish and probably benevolent migration system, which made it easier to gain access to the country as paperless than with the help of their CV [resume].


The other major national broadsheet Dagens Nyheter wrote a news piece 2013 that 90% lack passports.

>When people come to Sweden and seek asylum, 90 percent lack passports. When they enter Schengen, the refugee-migrant-smuggler is taking care of the passports again,


In Norway, Aftenposten, Norways largest newspaper wrote 2013, that 10% has valid travel documents

>In the past four years, 43,709 asylum seekers have come to Norway. About ten percent of these bring passports or other valid travel documents.


Sweden 2012, video from Rosengård [Malmö]

>"Whoever speaks honestly, tells the truth, is not accepted."

>"... I lied ... you have to lie"


Ayaan Hirsi Ali noted in her book "Infidel" that she lied 1992 on arriving along with lots of others.

>At the end of August, I got an official letter from the Dutch refugee office. My heart sank; this must be my letter of rejection. I would be sent to Canada, or to Nairobi—it amounted to the same thing. I didn't deserve refugee status; it was over. When Mina saw my face, I confessed to her that I had lied to the authorities. She shrugged and said she had lied, too; the camp was full of people with manufactured stories quaking that they would be thrown out.

Quoted from Swedish Government Bill 2003/04:50 (A parliamentary paper proposing legislation).

>"Of those who sought asylum in Sweden in 2002, 88 per cent lacked passports."


The Svenska Dagbladet broadsheet again Feb 2003 writes

>"Nine out of ten seek asylum without a passport"

>"Several important government initiatives are blocked by the fact that we have a very large influx of people without asylum grounds and in some groups 100 percent do not have ID documents," says Lisa Pelling, political expert at migration minister Jan O Karlsson.


>Refugees from Iraq, Bulgaria, the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Somalia almost always lack ID documents.

>The lack of passport makes it very complicated to enforce rejections," says Alicia Bengtsson.


Swedish Parliamentary Protocol, December 1989

>"Most asylum seekers are completely missing travel documents" - Erkki TAMMENOKSA(S).

>Parliamentary Minutes 1989/90:46, Thursday, December 14, Kl. 9:00 to 23:10

The last sane moment in swedish immigration handling, the (in sweden) famous "Lucia Decision" had just been taken, putting a halt to immigration because of the numbers and the documentlessness of 'refugees'.

As early as 1989, the Swedish government tightened the law to counteract "asylum abuse" and "documentlessness".

>"Government letter 1989/90:68 on immigration and refugee policy"

>"The government has also taken action against the increasing abuse of the right to asylum. It is common for persons to seek asylum in Sweden invoking right to asylum despite the fact that the grounds for asylum are very weak. In the case of the individual case, it is often found that such asylum seekers significantly exaggerates their fears about returning to their home country. The applicant does not rarely supply false documents and tells made up stories. This has been established through country knowledge, the applicant's own data and investigations in the individual case. "

>"This is an international problem and partly because asylum immigration is the only door open to people who want to leave their home countries for reasons other than being persecuted. This is part of the explanation for the so-called documentlessness, ie that asylum seekers come here without either identity or travel documents, although they obviously must have had such [travel documents] at the beginning of the trip. As the asylum seekers lacks or withholds their documents, the investigations in the asylum cases are greatly complicated. The processing times are extended and in many cases complicates or make impossible to expulsion to first asylum country."

>"In proposition 1988/89:86 with proposals for foreigner-legislation, etc., are proposals aimed at addressing the increasing problem of documentlessness. This includes incarceration for reasons of investigation and options for police and customs to investigate hand luggage and clothes. These parts of the bill have been suspended by the Riksdag according to Chapter 2, Section 12, third paragraph, of the Government Form. [Swedish 'constitution']"

>"In autumn 1989, the UNHCR Executive Committee adopted recommendations aimed at rectifying the abuse of asylum rights through international and national measures. Therefore on November 2, 1989, the Government has declared in a single asylum case a sharpening in examining a documentless asylum seekers' reasons for obtaining a residence permit in Sweden. The sharpening means that a documentlessness which has a purpose to mislead shall result in reduced confidence in the alleged asylum grounds unless strong reasons is against such an assessment. "


NYTIMES, Australia 2013

>"While we waited to be rescued, the Iranians set about destroying their passports. “So they can’t deport you,”



>Deported: "F_ck Australia Remember 9/11"

April 16, 2015 CNN

>Italian police: Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard


u/chozanwan · 23 pointsr/neoliberal

Has anyone talked about the hypocrisy of his BEZOS act coupled with this information?

That is, how does he reconcile his assertion that Amazon doesn't pay fulfillment workers a living wage while simultaneously leveraging this labor by selling Our Revolution and Where We Go From Here on Amazon? I imagine a substantial portion of his book income came from sales on Amazon.

u/Phi_ZeroEscape · 22 pointsr/hillaryclinton

She had more policy than any other candidate, including during the primaries. The notion that her entire campaign was "Trump bad" is an invention by Bernie Bros who don't like to listen to what women actually say.

u/CawoodsRadio · 21 pointsr/politics

Yea, a good and somewhat scary book to read that gives some insight into Nazi Germany and what it was like is In The Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson.

u/take_5 · 20 pointsr/politics

Except for the part where Hillary literally wrote a fucking book about what she stood for:

u/the_popcorn_pisser · 17 pointsr/subredditoftheday

You guys are being disingenuous. For such defenders of Hillary you really don't seem to know much about the campaign. That very specific phrase didn't come from Hillary, it came from her staffers, another show if the incompetence of her team and her campaign in general. I strongly suggest you read this book.

u/rhinny · 17 pointsr/books

Lighter non-fiction that I have recently loved:

Jon Ronson: Them. Spending time with conspiracy nuts, but quick and self-conscious investigative journalism. It's fun and interesting.

Erik Larson: Devil in the White City. At the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, a serial killer sets up a building to attract and in which to murder stray people who wouldn't be missed. This book reads like a bestseller mass-market paperback murder mystery, but it's based in truth (albeit with some literary embellishments.)

Benjamin Wallace: The Billionaire's Vinegar. Tremendously expensive wine and international wine-sales fraud. Super-rich people are ridiculous.

u/Chartis · 17 pointsr/SandersForPresident

The last chapter of Bernie's book 'Our Revolution' is quite strong is telling this aspect. I encourage users to buy it from a local Mom & Pop if possible, or ask their library to bring in it if they don't already have it.

u/Mikal_Scott · 17 pointsr/The_Donald

I prefer to spend my time reading the Reviews of her book

u/howitzer86 · 16 pointsr/politics

There was a lead up to that point though. When it happens, it won't come out of nowhere and surprise us. Before that point there were regular attacks on Jews and businesses from the SA youth who regularly held marches throughout the country.

Hell, if you didn't salute when they came by, a group at the end of the march would break off, drag you into an alley, and beat you to death. Sometimes they'd beat you in broad daylight, in front of police who would stand by and watch.

I read about these sorts of things in In The Garden of Beasts, which is actually about our Ambassador to Germany in the lead-up to World War II.

u/chadcf · 16 pointsr/TrueReddit

> He did sort of bring out the idiocy that is the Bohemian Grove

Jon Ronson did that (discussed in his book Them: Adventures with Extremists). Jones was just along for the ride and made a crappy movie about it that twisted everything from being a stupid rich person summer camp into human sacrifice and demonic rituals.

u/JohnnyMarrJaguar · 16 pointsr/canada

I think female genital mutilation is an absolute horror. They cut out little girls clitoris with scissors and no anesthetic because it is considered against Allah for them to experience sexual pleasure. This is the stuff of horror movies and nightmares.

I think these references should be in the citizenship guide because it's far too common among the cultures we are tapping for immigration and I think it's essential that those becoming Canadians are informed that we consider these practices to be barbaric and unacceptable.

For further evidence, I look at stories of Canadian Muslim men raping their wives and beating them with hockey sticks and insisting in court that they simply didn't know these things were wrong ... and sometimes being found not guilty because of their ignorance.

u/masetheace64 · 15 pointsr/AskHistorians

Cool Fact. The U.S. ambassador to Germany from 1933 to 1937, William Dodd, saw a lot of Hitlers rise to power and his changes to Germany. He saw a lot of Antisemitism, Anti-American, rise and influence of the Zazi part. His daughter even dated (maybe slept) with some members of the rurssian communist party and Nazi party. He tried to arrange a meeting with FDR and Hitler but I think the Nazi party refused. A whole book called In the Garden of The Beast was written about it.

Here is a handy wiki link about William Dodd too.

u/KopOut · 15 pointsr/Enough_Sanders_Spam

>Some interesting points, but I don't buy it. Bernie is working for a better America without his personal interests being much of a priority. He could have been feeling a bit entitled at one point being caught up in everything, but he's not there anymore.

You can even buy his new book to read all about it...

u/whyenn · 14 pointsr/bestof

Fuff and fuffery.

The fact that Epstein's procurer, Ghislaine Maxwell, was the daughter of a man called, Israel's SuperSpy in the title of a book published 2 decades ago, or
that the source of most of Epstein's billions was a co-founder of a 30 year old group dedicated to advancing the cause of Israel remains.

Quibbling, however validly, about one non-crucial connection out of many relevant connection is pure pettifoggery. The bulk still proves nothing in isolation, but provide a plausible explanation as to why Epstein

  1. had sole access to another man's billions
  2. a reason as to why they would have been engaged in a vast enterprise of blackmail with that man's money
  3. chose the accomplices he consorted with.
u/ruritaji · 14 pointsr/Anarcho_Capitalism

People depict him as some sort of anti-establishment candidate. Just read the description of one of his books. He tries to appeal to people that are skeptical of the government by talking about lobbyists dictating our laws and him shaking up the establishment. That being said, his "solutions" are very statist in nature and he's not much of a free market candidate.

u/pyfrag · 14 pointsr/subredditcancer

Maybe you should read his book where he goes into great detail on those subjects.

u/AwayWeGo112 · 13 pointsr/conspiracy

This is what you want:

Short version on 2012:

Long version 2008 and 2012:

Very big on ending the Federal Reserve. Ending the wars. He is a former Libertarian presidential nominee as well. End the drugs war. End the wars. No dept of Education. Cut spending. Barely any taxes. No Federal reserve. No surveillance. Essentially, no gov't. All individual liberty. Small government. Wasn't hard for him to run as a limited government republican. George W. Bush just got done expanding government like we had never seen before. Ron Paul ran against all that and had a ton of momentum, but was pushed to the side.

They even change the rules so that he couldn't win at the convention. They feared how intense his grass roots campaign was, so they change the rules where delegates couldn't change at the convention.

Guess who got the republican nomination in 2008? John fucking McCain.

Ron Paul got one electoral vote in 2016 when one person defected from Texas and voted for him. God bless.

Here is one of his most famous and moving speeches from 2009:

Here is a famous clip from one of the 2008 debates:

An oh, yeah, and how could I forget. They smeared him as a racist, too.

His son is Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky. Ron Paul was in the House of Representatives from Texas. Both are doctors.



/r/the_randal <--(meme magic)


His book END THE FED:

His youtube channel:


His website:

u/IAM_Awesome_AMA · 13 pointsr/conspiratard

I'm very old, so originally I was gotten, briefly, by that stupid loose change video. There was another video, appropriately titled "Fuck Loose Change", that undid it for me, although I'm not sure how authoritative that one is.

I'm not sure if this'll be any help, since I never really lost myself in the blogspam and other youtub spam.

Recommended reading: Them, by Jon Ronson.

u/Dark_Triad · 13 pointsr/politics

Sanders Trump crossover supporter. The biggest issue with politics is legal bribery where certain industries like Wall Street contribute millions to both Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz's campaign. Sanders and Trump understand that this is a broken system and are fighting for campaign finance reform.

  • Campaign Finance Reform: Doesn't have any special interests groups funding him unlike the other candidates besides Sanders. Has called for all candidates to return the money they're getting back to Super PACs and to remove special interest groups from our election process, including the ban of super PACs.

  • Foreign Policy: No more nation building in the Middle East. He was also calling the Iraq War a mistake way before it was viewed positively to do so. Interested in investing in our crumbling infrastructure instead.

  • Non-interventionist based foreign policy. (e.g. if it is in our interest to let Putin bomb ISIS, so be it, instead of threatening to shoot Russian planes down). Calls for U.S. to stop this hostility against Russia with NATO.

  • Economy: Focus on American middle class jobs. Protectionist and won't allow favorable economic policies that encourage companies to ditch operations in the U.S. to move to China, Mexico for cheap labor. Desire to put America labor first in trade deals instead of pure Wall Street globalism that exploits third world workers abroad and destroys domestic jobs.

  • He's genuinely against TPP, saying the U.S. will lose even more middle class jobs outside of manufacturing to other Asian countries working for pennies on the dollar. Has been critical of our economic policies screwing over Main Street for decades.

  • Testified against Reaganomics, saying it would negatively hurt the Middle and Lower classes. Not only is he very knowledgable in economics and investment, but the tax structure he offers up back in 91' seems relevant even today to help alleviate some of the complaints we have about 1%'ers and wall street.

  • Education: Doesn't want the government charging interest on student loans: "That’s probably one of the only things the government shouldn’t make money off. I think it’s terrible that one of the only profit centers we have is student loans". Open to student loan
    forgiveness programs.

  • Wants complete education reform to let our graduates be competitive in a global market. He cites that we spend the most per student but have the worst results of any developed country.

  • Marijuana: Wants to allow states to legalize marijuana: "Marijuana is such a big thing. I think medical should happen - right? Don't we agree? I think so. And then I really believe we should leave it up to the states."

  • Healthcare: Likes universal healthcare, is open to replacing America's broken system with something similar to Canada by gradually expanding Medicare. In the short term, will increase bidding competition to lower insurance costs.

  • Social Issues: Moderate on social issues (e.g. affirmative action, women's health, gay rights). Socially liberal from life experience as Democrat in New York.

  • Diversity: he employed women in leadership roles before it was popular to do that. And he did it in the construction industry of all places.

  • Immigration He has absolutely nothing against legal immigration, he's encouraged it many times. His grandparents are immigrants, his wife is an immigrant, several of his closest business partners in New York are immigrants. He is against uncontrolled, illegal immigration because it gives cheap labor to exploitative international corporations and stagnates lower class wages and lowers employment of existing U.S. citizens.

  • Successful businessman and job creator, knows how to manage money, how to invest for the future. Always underbudget and ahead of schedule, especially with the campaign. He spent the least amount of money in the political race of any candidate and has the best results. He makes outlandish comments time to time for free press, but through the attention, people look into his actual stances like from his campaign book, Crippled America.

  • Nonpartisan. Has been both a Democrat and Republican. Proven negotiator that can work with both parties to get things done.

  • Not afraid to call out corrupt polticians for puppeting for special interests, especially the Koch Brothers
u/RugerRedhawk · 11 pointsr/worldnews

I think Ron explains it pretty well, take a look, it's only $13. Basically the only way that Obama and McCain differ is in the way that they will waste our money. They will each pick different ways to run the country into the ground. Neither of them is proposing any kind of significant change which is what we actually need.

The Revolution: A Manifesto

u/SantaCruzDad · 11 pointsr/pics

It could be some sick joke where you pay your $2 and get a remaindered copy of "Crippled America" by D. Trump.

u/thermoroach · 10 pointsr/ShitPoliticsSays

Anyone going to buy Hillary's explanation for the 2016 campaign 'What Happened'?

Looks like it'll be really great to read, I'm sure it'll be completely honest and not at all a blame fest.

Better is Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign.

Actually discusses some of the hubris and poor strategy employed during the campaign. Would recommend reading, even if you're pro-Trump (which I think a good portion of this subreddit is, or at least conservative-leaning) it's a good look at what actually happened.

u/MrSups · 10 pointsr/TwoBestFriendsPlay

Also I want to recomend the Book, Them by Jon Ronson

It's about a Journalist who, in the late 90s, was paling around with Extremists and Conspiracy theorist in order to learn what makes them tick. And yes Alex Jones is involved.

u/OhEmGee1 · 10 pointsr/worldnews

His book: Son of Hamas

u/yousirnaime · 10 pointsr/The_Donald

Best Seller Link (updated hourly)

Buy the book

Easily the best $10 you can spend (on trolling HRC)

u/[deleted] · 10 pointsr/atheism

People should be much more upset about the phrase "Federal Reserve Note".

This is what real money looks like.

End the Fed

u/neocontrash · 9 pointsr/Economics

If Microsoft owned the editorial boards of all of the major computer magazines it would be stopped. The Fed? They can get away with it because the people just accept it.

Want the whole picture? Read "End the Fed".

u/kublakhan · 9 pointsr/books

I think David Foster Wallace's books "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again" and "Consider the Lobster" are very interesting and unusual in the context of normal essay collections. If those aren't weird enough for you, try Jon Ronson's "Them: Adventures with Extremists" or Mick Brown's "The Spiritual Tourist". Also, check out Martin Sargeant's "Web Drifter" series, which is not literature per se, but I think it's very similar in tone to Apocalypse Culture, if I remember that book correctly (it's been 10+ years since I've read that).

u/ringthebell2 · 9 pointsr/Epstein

i tend to agree that we wont see her any time soon and that FBI is afraid to issue a search warrant for her,

but my money is on her being in Israel

Israel becoming 'safe haven for paedophiles' with laws that allow any Jews to legally return, activists claim

Jewish Community Watch says 32 paedophiles moved from countries around the world to Israel over past decade


one female jewish pervert Maika Leifer escaped to Israel from Australia and got released on bail in October 2019. Alleged child abuser Malka Leifer released on bail in Israel

Decision by Jerusalem court was a ‘massive betrayal of justice’, says alleged victim. Manny Waks, founder of Kol V’Oz, an Israel-based organisation against child sex abuse in the global Jewish community, said the decision was “an absolute travesty and continues to bring shame on the State of Israel”.


Robert Maxwell, Israel's Superspy Paperback – December 16, 2003

u/deadline247 · 9 pointsr/The_Donald

Be sure to purchase Donald Trump's book "Great Again" today so that it outsells Hillary's new book on the best sellers charts.

u/Jane1994 · 9 pointsr/politics

The reviews on Amazon are hilarious.
Stronger Together: A Blueprint for America's Future

u/IronMaverick · 9 pointsr/HillaryForPrison

Wanna have yourself a laugh? Look at the amazon reviews...

" was going to read this book.....I really was. But just as I got started, I found myself under sniper fire, passed out, and fell and hit my head. After that I got double vision and had to wear glasses that were so damn thick I couldn't even see to read. Then I had an allergic reaction to something and started coughing so hard I spit out what looked like a couple of lizard's eyeballs, my limbs locked up, and I passed out and fell down again, waking up only to find out I had been diagnosed with pneumonia 2 days earlier. It's a good thing I was able to make a small fortune making this random small trade in the commodities market (cattle futures or some such thing) and then, miracle of all miracles, a few banks offered me a few million to just talk to their employees for a few minutes - and all that really helped out because I swear I was dead broke and couldn't figure out how I was gonna come up with the 6 bucks to pay for this book, let alone pay the $1,500 for my health insurance this month. I still want to read it, but, hell, what difference at this point does it make? I hear it sucks anyway."

u/allenahansen · 9 pointsr/politics

Basically, yes (though I'd amend your assessment to encompass remunerative kickback/political payback in some form or another.)

Any discussion of Mrs. Clinton's support for womens' issues has to be weighed against her personal treatment of the numerous actual women who've threatened her ascent to world power.

Here's an admittedly one-sided hatchet job by Roger Stone and Bob Morrow, but it includes extensive end notes and bears careful reading by anyone considering casting their vote for this candidate --and by extension, her retinue and charitable foundations.

u/HillarysGooch · 9 pointsr/The_Donald

His old campaign manager literally wrote a book on it

u/WithForte · 8 pointsr/books
  1. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin - Erik Larson

  2. 7.5/10

  3. History, Politics, Nonfiction

  4. The American ambassador to Berlin arrives in Berlin in 1933, in a strange and terrifying air of antisemitism, militarism, and nationalism. Following ambassador Dodd and the family that he brought with him for his tenure in Berlin, we get a very interesting glimpse at Hitler's Germany prior to the outbreak of WWII.

  5. Amazon
u/NoFunInBand · 8 pointsr/bidenbro

Yep. This is what it looks like.

u/slipstream37 · 8 pointsr/exmuslim

Check out Infidel

She seems pretty smart.

u/KingLudwigII · 8 pointsr/drunkenpeasants

I've got a [book] ( that I know you will absolutely love.

u/Cheesemacher · 8 pointsr/politics

Here's a snippet from the description:

>In these pages, she describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. With humor and candor, she tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. She speaks about the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics.

And here are the reviews on Amazon.

u/Pisoo · 7 pointsr/PoliticalDiscussion

Regarding polling, you're right, it doesn't give a complete picture. Often people will answer polls but not vote, or not answer polls and vote, many polls focused on the PV as opposed to the EC. They're useful tools, no doubt, but they're not perfect.

I haven't read the book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign but from reviews of the book and other analysis, an overemphasis on campaigning based on data relative to campaigning on message, internal campaign politics to stifle constructive change, ignoring calls by Bill to focus on white blue-collar workers were issues, broadly, with the campaign.

And I agree that it's difficult to determine how much of an impact things like campaign mismanagement or Russian interference or whatnot had, but the Comey letter is something you can create a more accurate image of, regarding its impact on the election.

u/tikael · 7 pointsr/atheism

No, [when he says aliens he really means aliens... or lizards... or whatever the hell David Icke is coming up with now]( "OK, so this reference is really obscure just read the damn book")... also the Jews did not build the pyramids.

u/saintodb · 7 pointsr/news

He even has a book about it.
Robert Maxwell, Israel's Superspy

u/GVS03 · 7 pointsr/worldnews

I wonder if he related to the author of this book

u/D4NNY_B0Y · 7 pointsr/The_Donald
u/gizram84 · 7 pointsr/

You do know that there is one candidate that Wall Street is afraid of, right? There is one candidate that receives almost no money from any major corporation, but his donations come from the 99%. He is considered taboo though because he is not part of the democratic party. The media ignores him because, like Wall Street, they are afraid that he will attempt to dismantle the banking industry as we know it. He has been talking about the problems on Wall Street for decades and even wrote a book about it before OWS was cool.

If you haven't figured it out yet, his name is Ron Paul and his book is End the Fed.

Now please excuse me, I must prepare for the massive amount of downvotes I am about to receive. You see, it's not "cool" to talk about politicians who want to fix the problem, it's only cool to be standing around on Wall Street talking about the problems.

u/TheHobo · 6 pointsr/funny

At least you're not Going Rogue.

u/vonHonkington · 6 pointsr/AccidentalRenaissance

amazing book, i'm going to second the recommendation. link

the book has lots of first-hand accounts of what was going on in berlin around 1932 when the nazi party was consolidating control. lots of talk about how hitler is viewed as crazy or incompetent or not really believing what he says, but the conservatives need to support him...

u/libertarian_reddit · 6 pointsr/Libertarian

You strike me as reasonably intelligent person, who just so happened to get caught up by the neo-con/RINO propaganda. I started out as a toe the party line republican myself so I know where you're coming from.
I think a good economics refresher is what's called for first here.
I highly recommend "Basic Economics" by Thomas Sowell and if you're up for it check out r/austrianeconomics.
If you really think Paul's ideas on the Fed are oddball, I encourage to at least skim over his book "End the Fed".For some economic brilliance you can absorb right now, check out Milton Friedman, a nobel prize winner and genius thinker.

u/UncleDan2017 · 6 pointsr/politics

Hey Hillary, I have some reading for you in your retirement

u/atheistcoffee · 6 pointsr/atheism

I said it above in a comment, but while I'm on the topic... you should buy your wife the book Infidel. You won't need to say anything more to change her mind.

u/Celtic_Queen · 6 pointsr/badwomensanatomy

Ayaan Hirsi's excellent book, Infidel talks about when she underwent FGM as a child in Somalia. Her mother was against the procedure but when she was visiting her grandmother one time, the grandmother went ahead and had it done on her. The whole story is horrific, although the book is excellent and I recommend that people read it.

u/SuccessfulOperation · 6 pointsr/Intelligence

more like mossad/russia.

u/PescespadaIsland · 6 pointsr/SandersForPresident

I read/listened to it. A lot of it is narrated by him and Mark Ruffalo (which is pretty cool too).

u/Gameraaaa · 6 pointsr/WayOfTheBern

What you do is buy a copy of Bernie's book - either Our Revolution: A Future to Believe in or his other book Bernie Sanders' Guide to a Political Revolution.

From there I followed the instructions on their Instagram page:

>Send your copy to the office with a note to Bernie and he will sign it. Please include a return envelope with postage paid. Use the media mail postage rate, its cheaper. Send it to Bernie's campaign office called Friends of Bernie Sanders to PO Box 391, Burlington, VT 05402. It takes a while for him to have time to sign, so please be patient, but he would be happy to sign it for you!

I sent my book in a box and included a 10 X 14.5in. self-addressed postage paid bubble envelope so that after Bernie signed it, they could return it to me. Also, it took about 2 and a half months for me to have the book sent back, so it will take a while. But it's worth it for a signed Bernie book if you ask me! <3

u/deadpoetic31 · 6 pointsr/Political_Revolution

I saw this as a graphic in Bernie's book Our Revolution.

From the book on that page:

"It is not a coincidence that the decline of the American middle class virtually mirrors the rapid decline in union membership. As workers lose their seats at the negotiating table, the share of national income going to the middle-class workers has gone down, while the percentage of income going to the very wealthy has gone up. There is no question that one of the most significant reasons for the forty-year decline in the middle class is that the rights of workers to join together and bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions have been severely undermined."

u/throwaway5272 · 6 pointsr/politics

Yes, she wrote this entire very boring book full of very boring policies that would realistically help everyone and not put children in cages or make the market look like a turbulent ocean.

u/Ingenium21 · 5 pointsr/politics from the editorial review from "liberal media washington Post"

"With the aid of Lynn Vincent as her ghostwriter..."

u/3IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID · 5 pointsr/worldnews

And he links to a book on Amazon, but embedded a "breitbart" referral tag. What's with that? Does he really work for Breitbart?

u/w0rldn3ws · 5 pointsr/worldnews

yes the best is to inform yourself well, I would recommend reading Infidel
by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

u/gideonvwainwright · 5 pointsr/OurPresident

Now you're just talking out of your ass. Read his book. Read some articles. Bernie Sanders grew up with his brother in a Brooklyn rent-controlled tenement apartment where he and his brother slept in the living room because the apartment was so small. His father sold paint for a living. His mother died when he was a teenager; his father was dead by the time he was 21. All of his father's family, and some of his mother's were killed in the Holocaust.

Edit - here, I'll help you. Amazon has excerpts of his book

u/K_Lobstah · 5 pointsr/DestinyTheGame
u/MikeSeth · 5 pointsr/worldpolitics

> Nazi-minded and Nazi-hearted Zionists

> pornographic carnage

> evil child killers

> wicked liars

> Israel itself is a crime against humanity


  1. You're lying. Beit Hanoun was an accident, not a "murder". The target was Arab terrorists launching rockets at Israeli civilian population, which is a war crime.

  2. You're lying. Al-Durah incident was staged. Even Arabs themselves thought it was staged at the time, see for example here. It took several years, mistaken admission of guilt by Israeli government, investigations and court battles, but it is now known as a hoax.

  3. You're lying. Jews didn't drive BMWs, shop in malls, or studied in universities in Warsaw ghetto. There's no such thing as "virtual starvation" just as there isn't an "open air prison", "slow genocide" or any other memorable buzzwords invented by Arab propaganda for emotional impact.

  4. You're lying. Nobody is terrorizing schools or orphanages.

    Bottom line is, you're lying, and you're a moron.
u/HeTalksToComputers · 5 pointsr/politics

You mean like the book that she just put out covering all of her policy proposals? Or the hour long speeches she has been giving in recent weeks on americans with disabilities, or education and economic opportunities for millenials. Or you could go to her website.

If all you have is 30 seconds to devote to your research, maybe you don't have time for policy anyways.

u/_NewAroundHere_ · 5 pointsr/neoliberal

No, you're being downvoted but you're 100% right. It's not like she wrote a book about specific policy details from coal mining, pre-k education, to healthcare. If she had done that, I'm sure people would remember it.

I mean, really, when will Democrats start putting forward policy proposals, amirite?

u/carlivar · 5 pointsr/politics

You think Bernanke is concerned with income equality? His monetary policy is designed to keep the "too big to fail" banks as healthy as possible. He is the banks' #1 crony.

I highly, highly suggest you read a couple books:

End the Fed


The Creature from Jekyll Island

The second book is especially interesting. It was the banking elite that wanted the Federal Reserve. Binding money to a commodity like gold restricts any sort of control of monetary policy. That is why Nixon ended Brettan Woods in '71 as well.

u/TheColonel · 4 pointsr/
u/repmack · 4 pointsr/Libertarian

>100% of the fault is with the corporations.

ಠ_ಠ He really should read this. Man he is a retard and so disingenuous. People on the left don't even like this guy, because he lies so much.

u/murphysclaw1 · 4 pointsr/neoliberal

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

It's got a 3.5 star on Amazon because BernieBros don't like how the authors call out the desperation of Bernie to hurt Clinton, even when he had mathematically lost.

Another really good book though is Chasing Hillary. It's a bit less in depth about the campaign but also is very readable and shows what it's like to work in the media chasing an election campaign.

u/-absolutego- · 4 pointsr/Drama

I read it in Shattered, I will see if I can find an article saying the same.

u/der_triad · 4 pointsr/PoliticalDiscussion

> Yes it is
> Here's a great example
> Like did you just not pay attention to the general election at all

This is a single campaign ad. It's not the overarching strategy or theme of the campaign. This strategy I mentioned is spoken about heavily in this book that was written over the course of the campaign. I'm not going to dig through the book again to find an exact source for it, but I found an article that discusses this point about the book here.

> That's less of an assessment and more of a talking point

It's an actual assessment. There were multiple focus group studies conducted of Bernie supporters and the results were abysmal. They couldn't even run ads Bernie did for the campaign since they performed so poorly.

> Is this why they continued to fight to push the DNC to include genuine progressive reforms into the official party platform (literally all of which were summarily voted down by Clinton's committee majority)

This is being misrepresented a bit. Bernie's share of representatives on this committee was disproportionately large in comparison to what the runner up nominee got in prior elections. Your views on this seems a bit odd as well. You're acting as though it's an outrage that the Clinton team did not agree with everything the Bernie people put forward. It's their right to disagree and propose competing ideas, that's not some type of injustice or scandal.

> Like, you can't say that there's nothing that Clinton could have done to court genuine progressive liberals when she not only avoided any attempt whatsoever to do so, but further remained continuously dismissive at best, often reaching the point of blatant condescension for the entirety of her campaign.

This was a leaked outtake of something she said in a fundraiser, not exactly a campaign strategy they implemented. In context I don't disagree with anything she said here.

>Policy was irrelevant
>Are you insane

No, I'm not. The electorate votes on how candidates make them feel and which of the candidates they like more. The reality is policy is utterly irrelevant, the people who care about policy are usually partisan voters that follow politics closely and even those people aren't capable of determining what is a good liberal policy or bad liberal policy.

>Yeah I uh
>I think I already covered this kind of thing
>You seem to be generally out of touch with members of the party over here on the left end of the spectrum, but if you have an authentic desire to reach out in the interest of understanding, and in working towards figuring out how the center-right portion of the party might be able reach some actual, meaningful compromises with the genuine left, then I am more than happy to engage in such a discussion

I've worked with the Democratic party and I've also worked with local grassroots movements like indivisible. I'm not out of touch at all, which is why I know it's hopeless. Your entire post is a great example of why it's utterly hopeless.

u/fun_lover_17 · 4 pointsr/Austin

'worship' is kind of an oversell, but the whole thing is creepy nonetheless. Have you read Jon Ronson's book? He was there with Jones. Pretty interesting stuff.

u/hibryd · 4 pointsr/IAmA

Read "Them", where a reporter sets out to investigate a gaggle of conspiracy theories, including the "ruling order". In the process he slips into a invitation-only gathering in a forest camp and later gets chased by suited men in black cars. He ends up talking to one of the founding members of the Bilderberg Group.

Basically, yes, there are cabals of rich men and business leaders who would like to run the world if they could, but it's not technically feasible: the world is too big and complicated to be centrally controlled. They still have shadowy organizations and a lot of meetings, though.

u/Philip_Marlowe · 4 pointsr/politics
u/cam94z28 · 4 pointsr/The_Donald

and look at Trump's amazing book with a similar number of reviews. Pure WIN!

I downvoted all 15 pages of 1 star comments.

u/where4art · 4 pointsr/WayOfTheBern

I'm glad you linked to this again—looks like some good reviews have been added in the last couple of days! Check out the main page...

>I bought this thinking it would be a how-to book. I wanted "How to set up your own Foundation for fun and profit." Also, would like to have seen a chapter on "Ten easy steps to setting up your own secure server in a bathroom." I do hear there's going to be a sequel, tentatively called "The Art of the Shakedown." Should be interesting.

And 318 people like this:

>This could be the first "book" in history to have more reviews on amazon the actual sales bwwwwaaaahAAHA lol

u/safehome · 3 pointsr/

While you're in Mordor can you destroy these... all of them

u/electric_oven · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

I have mostly nonfiction recommendations, but hope the following are of some use to you! I used these in my classroom in the past year with much success.

I can edit and add more fiction later when I get home, and look over my bookshelf as well.

World War II

"In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin" by Erik Larsen - highly recommend, especially if you are familiar with Larsen's previous book, The Devil in White City

"The Monuments Men" by Robert M. Edsel - highly recommended, especially if you are interested in the juxtaposition of art, war, and espionage.

"Unbroken" - by Laura Hillenbrand, highly recommended. Hillenbrand's command of the language and prose coupled with the true story of Louis makes this a compelling read. Even my most reluctant readers couldn't put this done.

Vietnam War

"The Things They Carried" and "If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up, and Ship Me Home" by Tim O'Brien are quintessential war canon. Must reads.

Iraq/Afghanistan/Modern Military Operations:
"The Yellow Birds" by Kevin Powers was called "the modern AQOTWF" by Tom Wolfe. Pretty poignant book. Absolute MUST READ.

u/impshakes · 3 pointsr/answers

Anti-semitism goes back a long way. Napoleon is sort of recognized at the first person to grant Jewish religious rights.

But with the rise of nationalism in the 19th century came racial antisemitism (rather than just the religious kind). Especially in Germany - sometimes identified as starting with Richard Wagner's weird Jewry in Music in 1869.

After WWI the Jews were in part lumped in with liberals to be blamed for "stabbing in the back" the German nation state.

The Nazi party in general had a faction of socialists early on who also blamed Jews for various social ills (they attributed to "capitalism") and not being part of the German nationalist solution.

Eventually the Nazis started codifying these sentiments into laws in the mid 1930s.

There is a book called In the Garden of Beasts, set in 1933 and 1934 Germany when the codifying was actually taking place for the first time. It's a decent read to try and get a sense of the cultural and political environment as Jews' rights eroded.

EDIT: fixed a few spelling errors.

EDIT2: Link to book I mentioned:

u/thebindingvoid · 3 pointsr/books

Newjack: A journalist spends a year as a prison guard in Sing Sing, and wrote a book about it. Not from the prisoner's perspective, but still has some eye-opening moments.

u/Kaioatey · 3 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Life After Death by Damien Echols, one of the West Memphis Three. 18 years on death row for a crime he didn't commit.
Newjack told from a guard's point of view.

u/TotesNottaBot · 3 pointsr/politics

Thanks for your response. I was wondering if you have the time, if you could elaborate on some of the stuff you said:

>I'm not a typical Trump follower, I do agree with a lot of left p.o.v too, but Trumps "ideas" were more important to me than some of Hillary's.

1a. Firstly I just wanted to say I thought it was pretty funny you put the word 'ideas' in quotes. I'm not sure if you were being cheeky, but I got a chuckle out of it lol.

1b. What exactly did Trump say that drew you to him that wasn't also said and elaborated on by Hillary?

>For me it's not a future shock so much as a strategy and using Trumps good qualities to benefit the USA. Trump does have some toxic negative qualities, but let's hope the good shine brighter than the negative.

2a. What good qualities of Trump's are you referring to and how would you envision those being put to use to benefit the US?

2b. Of the toxic negative qualities that you recognize, can you see how another person would view them as antithetical to their sense of inclusion (which I hope you grant me as being necessary to having societal cohesion) to the group as a whole ("whole group" meaning the US as a nation)?

>As a nation we should be helping him be a good POTUS not turning our backs and letting the country fall apart because we didn't want him. Be the change you wish to see. Fighting and holding grudges isn't going to change anything. Especially for relations. We're still Americans no matter who is president. We have come so far and no matter what anyone says we won't allow ourselves to regress.

3a. If we could turn the clock back to 2009, would you have made the same statement to Republicans who vowed to stymie Obama on anything he would try to bring forth; or in 2010 when Tea Party candidates were elected by their constituents to continue a bloc strategy of political stymie; or in 2013 when Ted Cruz forced a government shutdown over the ACA?

3b. [Similar question to 2b] While disregarding the Democratic abstention to the inauguration, can you see how another person would view the Republican party of last 8yrs as openly hostile to working together toward compromise on the litany of issues we as a nation face, given the premise of 3a?

>Also I disagree with what's happening with journalism. For me journalism has become less about telling it like it is and more about sensationalizing, getting ratings, and playing to the majority. Journalism has a lot more narrating and objective critical thinking than even that to when I was younger. It does feel at times (during the election especially) like propaganda. People are getting tired of it and are looking else were. The places people go may not be the most trustworthy of sites. Leading to this rise in fake news. Most people just want to read the news, form their own opinion (not the journalist's opinion) and go on with their lives. They don't want to sit there and fact check, cross reference and critical think. Most working families don't have time to devote to all that. We need to as people reject the sensationalized news in favor for neutral journalism that makes people form their own conclusions rather than giving out the journalist's personal conclusion. Provoke thought.

4a. In Hunter S Thompson's Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, he says about Objective Journalism:

"So much for Objective Journalism. Don't bother to look for it here--not under any byline of mine; or anyone else I can think of. With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms."

If we grant that Objective Journalism is a contradiction in terms, can we agree that the contradiction exists because of the human factor?

4b. If journalism is inherently subjective and dominated by human motives of what/how/why/when to publish, can we agree that in order for an individual consumer of publications (the voter) to be well informed it's incumbent upon that person to do their due diligence in verifying that what they're consuming is legitimate?

I'd like to hear from you on these points, but I understand if you need time to answer or aren't able to get around to it (these ended up being more in depth than I thought they'd be when I started lol).

u/sandvich · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

it was called the ron paul revolution. I made a stencil for t-shirts and made 200. went to busch gardens and everyone in that park was like fuck yeah ron paul, so I'd toss them a shirt.

everybody I knew voted for Paul. shit was mega rigged as soon as it hit Iowa though.

the big thing I remember though was the MILITARY LOVED PAUL. aka most of his donations came from active and retired military because he ran on the principle we shouldn't be nation building and having 1000s of foreign military bases. he wanted to fix marijuana off schedule 1.

he wrote a good book during this time.

u/citizensnipz · 3 pointsr/ronpaul

He's a smart enough man to know that he can't just end the Fed overnight. You probably haven't read it, but his book on the topic does quite well to give a history of the organization.

Dr. Paul has been a student of economics for 30 years, so it really chides me when people try to write off his opinions at a whiff. It's just that people (both his supporters and his critics) have simply not had enough education on the subject. The Federal Reserve is a terribly corrupt and unfair group.

u/mittensmadefromkitte · 3 pointsr/politics

Read "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign"

u/winksup · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

Good point, you're right. Thanks for clarifying. Well I guess time will tell, I hope it's just some newer policy.

I looked at his 2015 book and it was pretty much the same, tons of 1-star reviews from people that weren't verified purchasers, but hopefully that's because it's 2 years old. I also looked at the book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign and that had a lot of 1-star reviews from people without verification. Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History just came out yesterday I think and has almost 2 pages of 1-star reviews just from unverified people.

In the end I think it's weird they removed any negative comments since it seems like they aren't doing that everywhere, and are still allowing some for the Clinton book being talked about here.

u/randysgoiter · 3 pointsr/JoeRogan

I'm in the middle of Homo Deus currently. Its great so far, Yuval is a great writer and his books are a lot more accessible than traditional history books. I'm sure there are a lot of liberties taken with some of the history but I think Sapiens is a must-read. Homo Deus is more assumption based on current reality but its very interesting so far.

Gulag Archipelago is one I read based on the recommendation of Jordan Peterson. Awesome book if you are into WW1-WW2 era eastern europe. being an eastern european myself, i devour everything related to it so this book tickled my fancy quite a bit. good look into the pitfalls of what peterson warns against.

Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning is another history book discussing that time period and how it all transpired and the lesser known reasons why WW2 went down the way it did. some surprising stuff in that book related to hitler modeling europe around how the united states was designed at the time.

apologies for inundating with the same topic for all my books so far but Ordinary Men is an amazing book chronicling the people that carried out most of the killings during WW2 in Poland, Germany and surrounding areas. The crux of the argument which I have read in many other books is that Auschwitz is a neat little box everyone can picture in their head and assign blame to when in reality most people killed during that time were taken to the outskirts of their town and shot in plain sight by fellow townspeople, mostly retired police officers and soldiers no longer able for active duty.

for some lighter reading i really enjoy jon ronson's books and i've read all of them. standouts are So You've Been Publicly Shamed and The Psychopath Test. Highly recommend Them as well which has an early Alex Jones cameo in it.

u/jarjartwo · 3 pointsr/Libertarian
u/schneems · 3 pointsr/Austin

While I read this as a hilarious hyperbole. Are you aware there are people (lots) who genuinely believe in this? I just read this book and it is a trip

u/jcm267 · 3 pointsr/The_Donald

She's plugging her most recent book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now. I haven't read that one but her first book Infidel was great.

These books should be available at any decent local library.

u/backtowriting · 3 pointsr/worldnews

Just finished reading 'Infidel' by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. You would like that book if you haven't already read it. It describes Islam as it actually is and not how many of us would like it to be.

u/selfprojectionasgod · 3 pointsr/atheism

It is a commonly held opinion in our western countries to give Islam the benefit of the doubt... to be quick to believe that this type of extreme prejudice is not indicative of the religion at large. We do this because we want to be polite and inclusive.. we want to think well of them... we don't want to be seen as racist in any way.

However, if you consider that Islam is one of the largest religions in the world, comprised of more than 1.5 billion people - and that the Muslim majority exists primarily in countries located in South and Central Asia, the Middle East, and sub-saharan Africa where Islam is not only the primary religion - it is the governing and only religion - in these countries, quite often, these bigoted and prejudiced beliefs are the norm.

Check out Ayaan Hirsi Ali's book Infidel.

u/OrwellianIconoclast · 3 pointsr/books

Ayaan Hirsi Ali's two-part autobiography:



u/Autumnsprings · 3 pointsr/WTF

Here's more information.

This book provides an account from a woman who went through it.

u/steve_o_mac · 3 pointsr/onguardforthee

Make an agenda out of something? Welcome to the modern world. And the left is just as guilty as the right. Ever speak with a SJW? The logical fallacies in their arguments abound. Their ability to arrange words in a meaning less catch phrase and then use that phrase as a source in their arguments is dizzying. How much $ did Anita Sarkeesian raise again? As for the right, how did Trump get elected again?

Do I fault the people who practice the Muslim religion for being messed up? Absolutely not. It's difficult to rid one's mind of thought patterns that were beaten into them as a child - and this applies to most religions. Ask me how many beatings I took because I didn't behave properly during mass. It's fucking brainwashing and most religions practice it. Do I hate the practitioners? No. Do I hate the religion (be it muslim, catholic, whatever)? You're goddamned right I do. Call me infidel, baby :)

As to the muslim faith ... One of my core beliefs is that everyone is born equal. I could not possibly care less the colour of one's skin, who they are attracted to, what they identify as, etc ... Now look at a religion that actively discriminates against significant subsets of society. Try being a woman in a muslim state. Read Infidel sometime -
Gay in a muslim state? Good fucking luck with that, friend.

What's my point? Simply, it is not discrimination to criticize that which should be criticized. Is it Anti-Semitic for me to say I think the shooting of a doctor by the Israeli Army abhorrent? Am I a misogynist when I point out gaping holes in a SJW's argument? Criticizing that which should be criticized is how we grow as a society. Otherwise we remain ignorant and retain practice(s) that should have been abandoned ages ago.

How do we, as a society, decide what is worthy of critique? Through open and honest debate. Not through silence - be it in the form of #fakenews bullshit or the SJW who claims that I, a CIS gender white (ish) male do not deserve to have my opinion heard or that it does not count. Fuck that noise.

Oh, and for the record - anyone who claims that islam is the religion of peace is either willfully ignorant or a goddamned liar. Christianity doesn't hold any moral ground there either. Spend 2 minutes reading on the crusades ffs.

One final point. Earlier, I (somewhat) equated race discrimination with discrimination due to sex / sexual orientation / or whatever. I have literally no clue as to how a black man feels hearing some neo-nazi fuck throw the n-bomb around. Does that equate to what a gay man feels when he is called ...? I could not begin to guess. My point is that discrimination is discrimination, regardless of form.

Since I'm obviously somewhat wound up, here's something smile worthy:

edit - missed a word. And here's something that should be interesting, if completely off topic:

u/randall-politics · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

Gislane's father was an Israeli double agent, Epstein isn't a British surname btw. And would MI6 be compromising the Royal Family? No, it is real man. It is-real

u/eightdx · 3 pointsr/WikiLeaks

I never read the book,but here is a synopsis from the Amazon page:

In Our Revolution, Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care for all―and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. For him, the political revolution has just started. The campaign may be over, but the struggle goes on.

They also print his filibuster from 2010 in book form, which was all about corporate greed and the decline of the middle class.

I guess it depends on your definitions for words? I think he spent a lot of time addressing the systemic issues of which corruption is one. In the primary race, he tried to be tactful about invoking corruption in relation to the party and,uh, other candidates.

It's complicated?

u/guspasho · 3 pointsr/politics

That is precisely what he has been doing. It is the biggest reason he ran, and as an observer it was more important to him even than winning the last election. He made a point of saying whenever he stumped. He talks about a political revolution, a movement of young people getting involved in politics, constantly. And lots of people are running for positions all across the country because of it. Go to /r/political_revolution and see all the people he has inspired to run for office. Go to his movement's website, or read his book Our Revolution

He is focused on grooming successors for his ideology, so it's mind-boggling that you'd say he should as if he isn't.

u/miraistreak · 3 pointsr/The_Donald

For those interested in keeping tabs:



As of this writing Clinton is #1 in books, and Trump is #84.

All things considered, having Trump's book crack the Top 100 all from a relatively minor concentrated effort from The_Donald and /pol/ is quite impressive. They are competing in theory with a sizable national population.

The Art of the Deal (which I remember some memes said people should buy instead) is #362 as of this writing

Spez: Great Again is #16 (15:44 EDT)

u/Acisionne · 3 pointsr/The_Donald

Great Again

Edit: haha how the hell did I miss the fact that he already has a book by that title... subconscious... or great minds think alike...

u/WestPalauBestPalau · 3 pointsr/politics
u/20-Gauge · 3 pointsr/The_Donald

OMG, the reviews are brutal and hilarious !

My personal favorite:

"Must have bought a signed copy because I got pneumonia right away. Her plans to destroy America are insulting and picking a beta as her VP gives me as much hope as believing she can't walk up a flight of stairs. Do not buy this book, instead vote for Donald Trump."
Centipedes need to head on over, and join the fun!

u/mnemosyne-0002 · 3 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Archives for this post:

u/neurosisxeno · 3 pointsr/politics

> Did you read the campaign platform??????? It had that in spades.

Clinton and Kaine literally co-authored a 288 page book that explained in insane levels of detail every policy position they held and why it was beneficial to Americans. If you think Policy was the reason the Democrats lost you could not be more wrong...

u/Northeastpaw · 3 pointsr/PoliticalDiscussion

>I blame her loss on the fact she had no real platform and didn't do enough to encourage voters to show up.

That's a bit disingenous. Clinton and Kaine released a book before the election detailing their policies. Clinton had the same policy details on her website. She gave summaries of these policies in the debates.

Her failing wasn't that she didn't have a platform; it was that her platform wasn't expressed in a slogan. Trump had MAGA, "Lock her up!", and "Build the wall!" His slogans were such glittering generalities and he never went into specifics. His voters filled in the gaps and believed that these slogans meant whatever they wanted them to mean.

Don't blame Clinton for rural America's failure to actually research what a politician is proposing and, more importantly, how they plan to implement it.

u/Kelsig · 3 pointsr/badeconomics

Just purchased Hillary's new book. Hopefully there is not good RI material in it.

u/agent_of_entropy · 3 pointsr/politics

Link to reviews.

Top review:

"Nothing new here. The book is full of lies, just like Hillary. I'm leaving a five star review so I don't get straight up murdered."

u/AdChao · 3 pointsr/politics

Interview with attorney Larry Klayman, who represented nearly all of Bill Clinton's best-known accusers, including Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers and Dolly Kyle Browning: The Trashing of Bill's Accusers: What Did Hillary Do -- and Why Did She Do It?

Fairly recent article bringing up all sorts of things: Hillary Clinton’s Long History of Targeting Women

For people arguing that there were never any incidents in the first place: Every [known] Clinton Sex Assault Victim

A documentary about the 1992 presidential election with focus on Bill's sex scandals and Hillary's work to keep it under tabs: The War Room (1993)

Do you want to know more, citizen? You're in luck, Roger Stone and Robert Morrow wrote a book about it: The Clintons' War on Women

Edit: All the downvotes and no replies!!

u/trump-hates-sjw · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

Eh....I think Roger Stone would fiercely disagree with you.

Explain why Trump has brought up Clinton Foundation, Clinton Affairs and a lot more to come.

All well Bernie is being "respectful"....gimme a break, it is called politics of doing business but bringing up the Foundation and Affair is not political at all. Those are the beginning of very vicious truth bombs to come.

u/fredtothedurst · 2 pointsr/AskReddit
u/NukeThePope · 2 pointsr/atheism

I want The Demon Haunted World to be mandatory reading in all US schools! Instead, I'll bet they'll introduce Going Rogue. The goddamn country is doomed!!

u/Jahonay · 2 pointsr/pics

I wouldn't argue that it's not an exercise in writing styles, language, etc... But what of that is specific to books? Could you not argue that the time a person spends reading books would be better spent on the internet reading higher quality information? Would this be just as educational as this?

I mean, I don't think books really have any inherent advantage in education, I think it should be looked at on a case by case basis. Otherwise you have people reading the twilight novels thinking that they're well educated or that they're better than others because they're avid readers.

u/WritingImplement · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

If you're the kinky type, I heard this one is about anal sex. Give it a go.

u/acog · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

This book will seriously fuck you up. It's not horror/gore, it's all just creepy mind games. I never thought a book could actually make me viscerally feel like I was on the brink of insanity. But this did.

u/IFoundTheF · 2 pointsr/books
u/hello-everything · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Thank you! My all-time favorites are pretty par for the course: Harry Potter, LOTR, Jane Austen, Inheritance Cycle, Narnia, etc. I really love historical fiction, especially the Tudors, the Bourbons, and WWII. I'm currently reading In The Garden of Beasts and it is SO good. Everything in quotations is a direct quote, so it's all accurate, but the way he weaves it all together makes it feel more like a story. If that makes sense! A few books ago, I read The Book of Lost Things and it is still bouncing around in my brain! So good.

u/thequietone710 · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

Manhunt by Peter Bergen. This reads like a thriller and tells the tale about the detective work that lead to the killing of Bin Laden.

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. This one is about a diplomat's family who moves to Berlin as Adolf Hitler is rising to power.

u/Junigole · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Have you read The Secret History? I loved it and it looks to be right up your alley. Thing is, I'm betting you've read it.

What about a throwback? Agatha Christie?

The above two, I've read. The next one, I have not, but it just looks like something you would like, based on your wishlist. For that matter, it should probably be on mine, too, next time I get a chance to read. In the Garden of Beasts

Good luck! Hey, I'm a nursing student. I noticed you're a nurse. Fun.

Also, hope you have a great time in the states. What will you be doing here?

u/dronningmargrethe · 2 pointsr/Not1984

Yah sorry its in The Garden of Beasts - direct link:

u/thedazzler · 2 pointsr/seattlebookclub

I nominate In The Garden of Beasts by Erik Larsen.

I have just finished the first chapters and it is incredible. The story of Germany during Hitler's rise to power told through the point of the newly appointed American ambassador and his family. Interesting story, fantastic writing.

u/himmlerite · 2 pointsr/gaybros

What's your general conclusion about the USA/German comparison? I just finished an interesting semi-biographical, semi-dramatic narration about the experience of William Dodd while he was the American Ambassador under FDR. An cool pre-war American perspective of the Third Reich for sure.

I LOVED Adventure of English. Especially the parts around the Norman conquest. Do you remember the part about the French/English contrasting word use concerning meat/animals?

u/PsychologicalPenguin · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A historical fiction book you might enjoy is [In the Garden of Beasts] ( I was never really into historical fiction until recently, love anything around or during WW2

Literature is my Utopia

u/AyYoCO · 2 pointsr/OnTheBlock

Newjack Guarding Sing Sing

This book is great, I’m currently reading it and loving it. Its about a journalist who tries to follow a CO through the academy in the 90’s to be able to write about the CO’s experiences, gets denied and he decides to become a CO himself and recounts his firsthand experiences as a NY State CO. I like it because there’s a lot of similarities to my prison and what I’ve been and currently going through.

Rose Tainted Justice is also another good one i gotta read that was recommended by my instructor at the academy which deals with corruption in Corrections.

u/campoanywhere · 2 pointsr/politics

Highly recommend this book - this guy became a guard at Sing Sing so that he could write a book about it. They wouldn't let him in to do research so he had to get a job there:

u/floresitabonita · 2 pointsr/books

I've not read Jon Ronson, but the phrase long form journalism brings to mind Ted Conover. He's a journalist who takes a very anthropologically minded approach to his works. I recently finished Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing which chronicles his experiences going through training to become and subsequently working as a corrections officer at a maximum security prison in New York. He went through all this trouble because the prison system officials would not grant him any journalistic access, so he went in on the down low.

I'd even more highly recommend his book Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders with America's Illegal Migrants, however. It's probably my favorite non-fiction book ever. Conover lives and works with migrant workers in true ethnographic fashion and tells vivid stories about his time in their world.

u/symphonyintea · 2 pointsr/IAmA

Have you read Ted Conover's Newjack?

u/Craig_Heldreth · 2 pointsr/Anthropology

Newjack by Ted Conover is by a journalist, not an anthropolgist; it might be a good start for you.

u/Hexdog13 · 2 pointsr/OnTheBlock

Have you read this? Different guy, different level of depth, different experience.

u/revchu · 2 pointsr/books

Aesthetics are simply important to me when I am buying a physical product, especially in this day and age. I can buy an ebook without any aesthetic value whatsoever, but if I decide I like something so much that I want a physical copy, be it a movie or a CD or a book, if it applies, attraction will play a factor in my purchase. I've been looking for a non-movie cover version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas for ages, simply because I don't like the glossy, absently considered DVD cover version that is most common. It doesn't need to be beautiful, since I was more than willing to buy the 70s-esque commonplace cover of Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, and there are always exceptions to the movie cover rule. For instance, I bought the 80s movie edition of the Great Gatsby with the Robert Redford cover because it was comically cheesy. I can't even find a picture of it on the Internet.

u/scotteivm · 2 pointsr/AskSocialScience

In that case, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. Not an academic book, obviously, but a very good read.

u/garmonbosia · 2 pointsr/AskHistorians

The Hunter S Thompson book Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 has a very in-depth look at this. I know Thompson does not necessarily meet the academic standard of this subreddit, but I think the book captures the mood of the time and has a pretty in-depth look at the nuts and bolts of politics during that campaign.

u/Fuck_A_Suck · 2 pointsr/politics

Why we end up spending twice as much? Thank you. That is the real issue. The answer isn't what bernie thinks though. The answer is government enforced monopolies of HMOs and pharmaceutical companies.

u/Jonathan_the_Nerd · 2 pointsr/Anarchism

I've been doing something similar with my dad. I've managed to drag him about halfway from staunch Republican to ideologically libertarian. The project continues. (I'm hoping the process will accelerate when my copy of The Revolution arrives.)

u/sharpsight2 · 2 pointsr/politics

you can find it here.

u/MorningLtMtn · 2 pointsr/PoliticalDiscussion

Here is a great place to start:

u/tjh5012 · 2 pointsr/ronpaul

It's alright. That's why you need to educate yourself and be able to stand up for him. If you choose to defend him on facts rather than emotion you will convince people.

A general comment, read his books revolution, end the fed, and liberty defined. You can even buy them in a bundle.

another great book from a great thinker, andrew napolitano

You don't have to agree with everything these people say to support them. If you understand the core principles and believe in the constitution and free, unalienable rights, then we can at least have educated discussions about these ideas and how to deploy them. And I am writing in generalities... I'm using "you" in a very broad, non-descriptive sense.

u/ieattime20 · 2 pointsr/Economics

>there is no attempt to appeal to the common man.

Yeah, most people don't get turned onto Austrian economics (or its pop-vulgar variety, what Phokus is no doubt referring to) via Rothbard or Mises. They read some absurd article or naive Aesop and start thinking, "Hey, not paying taxes means I'd have more money, which is clearly better than paying taxes!" Or they pick up one of Ron Paul's books (go ahead and tell me The Revolution: A Manifesto isn't aimed at the common man).
>It makes strong but respectful argument against Austrian economics.

He certainly states it in a respectful manner, but when he says Rothbard "simply does not understand the position he is attacking," he's not being generous is he?

u/zophieash · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

What do you think would be the best way to shut it down? I know that Ron Paul wrote a book called End the Fed.

Alan Grayson had some pretty excellent grilling of the Fed Reserve Chariman at the time Ben Bernanke:

Other than these two (admittedly fringe guys) I don't know of anyone with political influence trying to shut down the fed. If anyone knows anyone else working to shut down the fed please let me know so I can follow and support them.

u/Sherlock--Holmes · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

And here we have the problem: A complete misunderstanding of the issue. You can't solve the ongoing crisis with more band-aids, it's a completely different philosophical approach that needs taken.

To suggest that Ron Paul "got any amount of what he wanted" in any way means that you don't understand.

Ron Paul's book: "End The Fed"

Read it.

u/jlowry · 2 pointsr/Economics

I have two end the fed tshirts.

There is a reason we have lost 95% of our purchasing power since 1913. Guess what was created that year? Guess who caused and admitted to the Great Depression?

The inflation has hurt the purchasing power of every American who has ever saved money.

You do your homework.

I suggest you pre-order his book "End the Fed"

u/justinmchase · 2 pointsr/BernieSanders

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

A quote from the book:

> That strategy had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech. Mook and Podesta assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.

Also regarding Comey leading the investigation, was he actually leading it?

Peter Zeidenberg was recently quoted by the AP as saying "It is an ongoing investigation; there is no possible way that Comey could a) know that Trump was cleared of any misconduct at this stage of the investigation..."

If Comey couldn't even know whether or not Trump was cleared of misconduct, how closely was he actually involved in the investigation? Similarly why was he out flying around giving speeches to law enforcement recruits if he was so directly involved in these important investigations?

Additionally , the new acting director has said there is "No effort to impede" the Russia investigation. And said that the investigation will continue.

u/jlarrison · 2 pointsr/howardstern

If you want to see how f'ing dysfunctional the HRC campaign was you should read Shattered it is a great book and will scare the hell out of you that the people that advise and run our country are incompetent.

u/FreezinginNH · 2 pointsr/CringeAnarchy

I'm pretty sure it's from this new book:

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

u/thedonuggs · 2 pointsr/Psychonaut

I think it's pretty cool to think/read about, whether it's true or not. My favorite is the idea that the world is ruled by a race of shape-shifting lizard people.

I actually just watched the movie The Conspiracy which talks about NWO a lot, though I don't know if any of it is based on actual facts. Also, Jon Ronson's book Them is all about him talking to conspiracy theorists, mainly about NWO. Interesting stuff

u/Pfmohr2 · 2 pointsr/wikipedia

If you get a chance, Ronson's book Them: Adventures with Extremists is an incredibly interesting read. The documentary was somewhat of a pairing with the book, and the two are very informative and entertaining.

u/undercurrents · 2 pointsr/women

One way to feel slightly more powerful is to arm yourself with knowledge that you can share with others. This week women activists in Iran were sentenced to 15 years or more in jail for removing their hijabs in public. I was able to answer comments on this post because I pay attention. I told you about it, now you know. Now you can tell others. That's why paying attention to what is going on in the world is so important. Two books you can check out are Persepolis and Reading Lolita in Tehran.

I have a whole list of reading material, but two slightly older books that are still applicable today to the plight of women around the world are Half the Sky and Ayaan Hirsi Ali's autobiography Infidel.

Knowledge is power. Even if you can't directly change the lives of those who are suffering, learning about it and making people aware keeps the victims from becoming invisible. Plus, you never know when dominoes might start to fall.

u/btruff · 2 pointsr/TrueAskReddit

I read Infidel about a famous woman who grew up in Somalia. She starts by saying they were taught from the earliest age to know the names of their ancestors going back nine generations. If you ever find yourself with strangers then you both recite these names until you find a common ancestor perhaps years ago. And ffs you are to despise the Sunnis or the Shiites if you are the other. They absolutely have no cares about being Somalian. It was a puppet state set up by the USSR years ago.

u/Frum3ntarii · 2 pointsr/craftofintelligence

Robert Maxwell is Ghislaine Maxwell's father. Ghislaine was Jeffrey Epstein's handler(?). Notice the NXIVM connection?

More on Robert

FO suspected Maxwell was a Russian agent, papers reveal

Robert Maxwell, Israel's Superspy

According to Gideon's Spies, six former Israeli heads of state, as well as high ranking intelligence officials, attended Robert Maxwell's funeral.

Maxwell is buried on The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem

u/metast · 2 pointsr/news

he was not allowed to be an israeli spy, it was exposed after his death, and he died in mysterious circumstances

Robert Maxwell, Israel's Superspy Paperback – December 16, 2003

u/0ccidentalist · 2 pointsr/worldpolitics

Learn about Robert Maxwell here:


u/Rvb321 · 2 pointsr/SandersForPresident

I'm a big fan of the economist Richard Wolff and his podcast, Economic Update.

Some organizations to consider joining or supporting are
Democratic Socialists of America and Socialist Alternative.

I also encourage everyone to read Bernie's book, if you haven't already.

I would also highly recommend everyone read A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn.

Finally, I encourage everyone to watch the Noam Chomsky documentary, Requiem for The American Dream, on Netflix.

u/Velcrometer · 2 pointsr/Political_Revolution

I'm just about to place my pre-order and I thought of this:

Do others here know that Amazon offers a donation to your charity of choice? I chose Democracy Now! because they have such high quality reporting and interviews. You have to set it up and order EVERYTHING through rather than Amazon's regular site. Some items you purchase are eligible for the donation and some are not. But, all must go through Smile. And, no, they don't tell you how much is being donated.

I order a lot from Amazon and figure some donation is better than nothing. I know they are terrible to workers, but most retailers are and until others deliver to my house I know I'll continue ordering.

Bernie's Book on

u/analienableright · 2 pointsr/Anarchism

>I'm almost convinced that they're all reading from playbooks or something.

u/ocean_spray · 2 pointsr/Political_Revolution

That seems to be the case:

EDIT: Amazon also has it for only $16 something instead of $27. -- $13 for the Kindle version.

u/awesomefacepalm · 2 pointsr/worldnews

I do not deny your statements.
But I cannot believe you missed everything about the rockets in schools and mosques and hospitals.
Medial reported it clearly, they also filmed Hamas militants firing rockets near homes of people.
Can you prove that my statements is lies?

I have read numerous reports of Hamas abusing their civilians and hiding weapons. Even UNWRA reported rockets hidden in their facilities. And not to mention the tunnels they dig.

How come Egypt is having a blockade against Gaza and destroying their tunnels?
Israel isn't innocent I agree, but you give the impression that the Palestinians are totally innocent of everything.
They are the biggest reason for not achieving peace in the middle east. The Israeli government in general wish is to have peace with the Palestinians, but Hamas only wish for every Jew in Israel to be killed.

You are totally biased in your way of reasoning.

Like I said, read Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef and you'll get a more fair view of the situation.

Times are different than how it was pre -48 and Israel has indeed changed. There are idiots in israel, like in every nation, but the do not wish to kill every palestinian, like Hamas wants to kill every jew.

Here are some videos of Hamas firing rockets:

u/tayaravaknin · 2 pointsr/Israel

Yes. If you'd like to learn more, he published a book about his experience, called Son of Hamas...hence the name in the title.

It's quite a good book.

u/sjacob16 · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

You should read Mosab Hassan Yousef's Son of Hamas

He worked for Israel's internal intelligence agency.

u/jetez_vos_sabots · 2 pointsr/politics

Crippled America?

I hate myself for even writing that title.

u/BoiseNTheHood · 2 pointsr/askaconservative

> He holds no concrete policy convictions

This meme is based on a false premise. Last election, the self-proclaimed "true conservatives" of the GOP nominated a habitual flip-flopper who ran as a progressive in Massachusetts before pretending to be a conservative, was for a path to citizenship before he was against it, for gun control before he was against it, created Romneycare before bashing Obamacare, etc., etc. Consistency and principles only matter now because the neocons have been overwhelmingly rejected at the ballot box by their own party, and they're lashing out at Trump.

It's easy and popular to claim that Trump has no real policy convictions, but it just isn't true. If you're actually concerned, read through the detailed policy papers on his website and the books that he's written about his political views. There's plenty of information out there about where he stands, you just have to do your own homework instead of expecting Trump to do it for you.

Has Trump changed his opinions before? Sure - for instance, he changed his mind about gun control when he got a gun and a license and saw why people like having them, and he changed his views on abortion when a personal friend decided at the last minute not to have one. But on his bread-and-butter issues, his message has been consistent for decades. You can go back 28 years and hear him saying the same things about trade that he's saying now. You can go back 16 years and read him saying the same things about illegal immigration and national security and foreign policy that he's saying now.

> What is a Trump voter actually voting for?

We're voting for national security, border security, trade deals that actually benefit us (not just our trade partners), and a prosperous economy that works. More importantly, we're voting against a phony strain of "conservatism" that capitulates on every issue, hates its own voters, and has been an embarrassment to our party and our country.

u/Jaime006 · 2 pointsr/SeattleWA

I also do not have a right to health care, nevermind trans specific health care. Nobody does. Nothing that requires a good or service to be provided can be a right because providing it requires coercion through force against other people to provide it. I'm very fortunate that my health insurance covers my unique medical needs and I wish other insurances did to. But it is not a right and the government should not be forcing it on people. On a more practical note, hormones are pretty damn cheap as far as medications go. Synthetic estrogen is roughly $20 per month for example. And if someone is so poor they can't afford it the proper way to provide for them is through private charity, not government mandate.

The left's use of identity politics is a way to divide people into victim groups who will vote for them. They talk a good game about helping people but if the people actually had their life improved they wouldn't have a reason to vote Democrat anymore. And the hypocrisy is astounding! I look at political issues on a case by case basis. Sometimes I agree with the Democrats, sometimes I agree with the Republicans, sometimes I disagree with both. But I've been exiled from multiple LGBT groups and lost several friends because I disagree with the their political agenda. The tolerant left is only tolerant if you believe what they want you to believe. Just because I'm trans doesn't mean I agree with all of the progressive agenda. And it certainly doesn't mean I owe them my vote.

The Democrats are the ones who campaign to specific sub groups based on their fundamental identity. They court the black vote and the hispanic vote and the woman vote and the LGBT vote. And their message is often a riff on "you have it so hard, vote for me and I'll give you political favors!" It's divisive and I reject it. Have you watched any of Trump's rally speeches personally? Or read his book? I have and it's much different than the cherry picked soundbites and opinion pieces the media gives out. Listen to him directly and with an open mind then make your own decisions. His message struck me a being aimed at all Americans. He's not pandering to specific groups, he welcomes everyone regardless of race, gender, or gender/sexual minority status. He campaigned on unity as a country by rejecting identity politics.

And just in case it wasn't clear let me give the a bit of disclaimer. I'm not a huge fan of Republicans either. I severely dislike their establishment and I disagree with many of their policies. And right wing media has a lot of crazy shit in it that really bothers me like their insistence that trans people are just mentally ill. But I don't have a place to belong in our political landscape. Both groups reject me for some reason or another, I'm stuck as an outsider. I don't agree with Trump on absolutely everything but I agree with him on a lot and he is a huge disruption in the political status quo and I'm optimistic it will be for the better.

As for cars, dude (I'm assuming dude based on user name) Prius was the right call. Didn't you get the memo that Subarus are lesbian cars? :-P

Anyway, I'm spending far too much free time writing this stuff up. Tell you what, if you're interested in talking more we can meet up for coffee or something and chat in person.

u/toubrouk · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

I understood earlier in life than being honest doesn't make your life easier but allows to sleep soundly at night. This is why I don't own the (already iconic) MAGA baseball cap; it would be an infraction to US election code. On the other side, I brought a audiobook copy of Trump's Great Again: How to fix our crippled America. Great book by the way.

I hope it helped.

u/5aculu5 · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

/pol/ is pushing this book on twitter and its doing better,

Its currently in the 2000s rank while the book posted OP is in the mid 6Ks, check for yourself.

This threads book,

spez: spelling

u/VampireInitiative · 2 pointsr/politics

Probably this book, and maybe this one.

u/Scopejack · 2 pointsr/Drama

> I honestly don't know a single living writer more well known than Stan Lee.

Burger King sends his regards.

u/Panda2010 · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

Omfg the reviews and customer pictures are fucking amazing on Amazon for her book. Stronger Together: A Blueprint for America's Future

u/tseanlaws · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

Pretty deplorable reviews, just check it out on amazon:

Feel free to leave your input!

This shameless bitch actually gave plugs for her book yesterday too, said she won't explain what she's running for, but to buy her book, it will tell you everything.

u/httpsocool · 2 pointsr/amazon

You won't believe the answer:

I am using number of reviews as proxy for popularity. OK, that was actually number 2, number one is SimCity (

u/g6mrfixit · 2 pointsr/AmericanPolitics
u/Treedodger · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

Go check the reviews for her book on Amazon. It's become sport. I'd say we are winning.

u/MAGAtonnage · 2 pointsr/The_Donald
u/Triggered_N_Unhinged · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

Roger Stone's here to screw bitches and destroy presidential candidates' campaigns, and he's already done screwing...

The canadian got destroyed by the sex scandal and Cruz-Oswald JFK assassination plot stories, all thanks to Roger.

Good luck, Hillary.

u/tellman1257 · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

Trump will unleash all that stuff about Bill, and much more--I base that on what his sometime adviser Roger Stone has been saying Stone is the guy who got Trump to appear on Alex Jones' radio show in December, and he recently published a whole book about the Clintons (published in October 2015)-

u/Satan_Rulez · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

I did that, though. So far the results all cite the same conversation in 1984, but it seems to be complete heresay, I didn't even once see "When asked about this conversation that occurred in 1984, Bill Clinton went on the record to confirm that it is true."

And she looks JUST LIKE BILL. The photographs given that are meant to support the theory that Webb is her father are all awkward angled pictures in which she is lowering her mandible in a sort of frown, making her lower jaw appear rounder and 'chubbier' like Webb's.
Robert Morrow and Roger Stone are anti-clinton, and have made this abundantly clear.
Every source I read (and I read many) was another National Enquirer type of tabloid.
In none of the videos where he confronts chelsea or Webb did it look like they had been 'caught' in anything, in fact Webb merely said 'no comment' which means 'I am not acknowledging this stupidity'. Chelsea just smiled and promoted her book. She has obviously had to deal with this asshole before.

u/adammm22 · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

There are websites that calculate the integrity of these reviews. Here are a couple (hint: they both fail). (ReviewMeta, Fakespot) Looks like they have deleted more reviews than they have kept.

u/Azrael11 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

> buy a non-fiction book

well, alright, if I have to

u/readcommentbackwards · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/AL3XCAL1BUR · 1 pointr/politics

Remember when Republicans thought Going Rogue was a good thing?

u/lengau · 1 pointr/books
u/jumblebutt · 1 pointr/pics

Actually I think they're all this.

u/Ziac45 · 1 pointr/SeattleWA

Here are two books that I would really recommend to know a bit more about what actually happened. I am done debating this issue because as I said above I am tired of being called nasty things.

In the Garden of Beasts

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

This one has some very outdated social views in there about gays but it is still a very good book to understand Hitler and Germany.

u/ReggieJ · 1 pointr/books

Yes I did! And it was likewise excellent. You mean In the Garden of Beasts, right?

u/kickstand · 1 pointr/history

Pretty good account of it in Erik Larson's "In the Garden of Beasts"

u/MissMaster · 1 pointr/pics

Read In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. It's a non fiction book that reads like a novel about an American ambassador and his family getting caught up in the early years of Hitler's rule. Gives a good perspective of how people got sucked in.

u/citysex · 1 pointr/books

NewJack: Guarding Sing Sing

It's one of the few greats that hasn't been mentioned yet.
> Conover, a journalist and university professor, recounts his experience of learning about the New York State correctional system by becoming a correctional officer for nearly a year. The author went to such lengths after being repeatedly denied cooperation by the New York State Department of Correctional Services. In the book, he divulges the inner-workings of the system.

u/dareads · 1 pointr/AskReddit

A Short History of Nearly Everything basically what the title says;

Where Men Win Glory about the Afganistan War and Pat Tillman, or really anything by Jon Krakauer (I loved his Everest book and the one on radical Mormon religion);

Newjack by Ted Conover, Conover became a corrections officer at Sing Sing prison and wrote about his experiences,

The Ghost Map about the start of epidemiology and how we started tracking viruses.

All of them are great reads where you also learn.

u/Japan_Four · 1 pointr/books

I think the best political journalism I've ever read is Hunter Thompson's Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72.

I love being a journalist, good luck with it.

u/callumgg · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/Petronius_Jablonski · 1 pointr/gratefuldead

Consider Playing in the Band: An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead by David Gans. This had an almost scriptural quality for me on a bus ride from Wisconsin to Texas in October 88 (first Built To Last!!) You could smoke on buses then. No one knew what the nitrous dispenser was.

HST's book on the 72 campaign can't be recommended too highly for perspective' sake: US politics, batshit then, batshit now.

u/BolshevikMuppet · 1 pointr/politics

>He will actually honor his oath of office (to defend and protect the U.S. Constitution) via a strict constructionist/Jeffersonian interpretation

It's worth noting, of course, that every President honors the oath of office to protect and defend the constitution according to their interpretation of what the constitution means. To say Ron Paul is different in this regard is to claim that his interpretation is somehow "more right" than others, which is debatable at best.

So, the irony is that from my perspective, Ron Paul would not be honoring his oath of office by writing laws to make it impossible to bring federal suit over state violations of privacy, equal protection, or religious freedm. So, let's stop this whole "he's great because he'll actually protect the constitution" crap, when the entire argument is whether we agree with his interpretation of the constitution.

>If you want a good starting place for understanding who Ron Paul is and what he believes, check out his book "The Revolution - A Manifesto" - [1]

If you want to know what a man believes, don't listen to what he writes as a way of garnering support for himself. Look for what he does. Look at the laws he's written. Look at the causes he's championed. Ron Paul doesn't stand for anything close to individual liberty; he stands for state power, plain and simple.

u/smallgovisbest · 1 pointr/politics

This is an example of intentionally selective representation of his support in order to portray those the actually defend constitutional governance as "wackos".

Doug Mataconis has spent a inordinate amount of time and effort into advance a dishonest portrayal of Ron Paul and of his followers.

It is starting to have the appearance that Doug is being paid to to smear Ron Paul and the freedom movement that has ignited.

Today, it is widely acknowledged that Barry Goldwaters' failed candidacy for President in 1964 marked the beginning of a movement that culminated in the ascendancy to power of the GOP.

Ron Paul's support comes from those that truly desire to save this country from imploding upon itself due to a unsustainable empire building as a well as an unsustainable, no matter how well meaning it may be, welfare system and a corrupted to the monetary system intentionally designed to steal the wealth of the poor and middle classes in favor of the wealthy and politically well connected.

Barry Goldwater, Jr. has a new book:

Ron Paul's new book is now available:

Ronald Reagan's famous nominating speech for Barry Goldwater shows that Ron Paul's ideas represent true conservative values:

u/shopcat · 1 pointr/

Thanks, I just ordered the book.

u/wjackson · 1 pointr/business

The timing of this development is interesting, as Ron Paul addresses the move to corn syrup from sugar in his latest book. Specifically, he talks about the corruption and incentive to deal with it.

I won't spoil it for you any further, but suffice it to say that this article is a bit more interesting to me because of the history of which I'm now aware. Ron Paul '08?

u/jeremiahs_bullfrog · 1 pointr/Libertarian

> healthcare used to only be economically viable through an employer

And employers offered healthcare, costs were lower. Now that everyone has insurance, true costs are hidden and thus have been allowed to skyrocket.

Personally, I think we should:

  • eliminate incentives for businesses to offer healthcare, and encourage salary as the primary means of competing for employees (WW2 wage controls caused high health care prices; here's the history of health insurance benefits)
  • disallow group plans and force insurance to be bought by each individual/family to level the playing field
  • reform the patent system to reduce prices of drugs
  • limit awards to medical malpractice suits

    To make healthcare cheaper, we need to make it more transparent and competitive. If patients don't see the true cost of insurance (e.g. costs are hidden behind insurance premiums), they won't look for a cheaper solution, so they'll take whatever the doctor recommends. Insurance should only cover real emergencies (e.g. you don't insure your car for oil changes), which means that they'll pay cash for routine procedures, which will allow smaller clinics to specialize and drive down prices.

    Ron Paul has a good section on this in The Revolution: A Manifesto (here is his stance on his website). A quote from Gary Johnson:

    > “We want Stitches-R-Us,” he said. “We would have Gallbladders-R-Us. We would have advertised pricing with advertised outcomes.”

    Now, after we've opened up competition in health care and made everything more transparent, we can talk about what to do with the poor. I think that having something like Basic Income would work out because it doesn't play favorites in the market and it allows people to choose how to allocate their money (e.g. how much health care they want vs other things in their lives).

    > what the ideal healthcare situation would look like in the US

    The ideal situation is inexpensive, world class healthcare without government interference. The less than ideal situation is to help the poor afford inexpensive healthcare.
u/xLittleP · 1 pointr/politics

Really? I downvoted it for the following reasons:

>On the federal level, he sounds great -- he's against the federal government doing pretty much anything.

I'm glad that you agree that this is a great thing. This happens to be why I most like RP.

>But instead he wants to give the individual states vastly more power than the current federal and state governments combined.

False. He wants to take away power from the Federal government (for example, education), and give it back to the states. He's not advocating the creation of new powers, but if States wanted to create them, then that would be for them to decide.

>I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in the south under a Ron Paul presidency.

So don't, then; no one is asking you to. Do you live in the South now? If not, why the hell do you care whether it is a livable place (in your mind)? I personally think the South is a great place to live. If you don't, that's fine by you.

> [From a later post in the thread]Right now the Bill of Rights removes a lot of state rights and grants a lot of individual rights. Paul wants to remove most of those individual rights and let the states decide on which of them they should implement on a piecemeal basis.

This just couldn't be more wrong. The Bill of Rights cannot be taken away. They are part of the US Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land. All other powers not explicitly mentioned in it are granted to the States, or to the People. This means no criminalizing marijuana, no criminalizing abortion, no DOMA, no Federal Assault Weapons Ban, and on and on for a whole host of other issues over which there is a split consensus. Most importantly, it means no using tax dollars to subsidize businesses. If the whole population of the US decides that something is worth enacting on a national level, the Constitution can be amended. It's my understanding that this is how the Constitution was intended.

Seriously, please read Ron Paul's book, The Revolution, to find out where he is really coming from. The paperback version is 10 bucks at Amazon.

u/TheSelfGoverned · 1 pointr/Bitcoin

This one is excellent for beginners and highlights modern libertarian ideology

Mises literature often strays into an-cap areas, and can scare away people who are new to the idea of pure liberty.

u/anarkhosy · 1 pointr/Libertarian

> Let's say I offer a man a thousand dollars to shoot an innocent person, and then he does.

The problem is the man with the gun, not the briber. Take away the gun, and no one will care how much people give in bribes.

Take away the power of government to print trillions of dollars and bailout firms, and the malfeasance goes away with infringing on our liberties.

In other words: this

u/zerosp4c3 · 1 pointr/atheism

Ron Paul means what he says on this issue. I guess writing a book isn't enough. I guess if you can't sum up this position in a paragraph or a 30 second sound clip or whatever then you're not being clear enough.

What will it take for you to consider this as a serious and reasonable position if you don't understand the first thing about it? You're not an economic expert and neither am I, but I can read enough on the subject to get an understanding of why this isn't an "insane" idea. Educate yourself about the topic.

> going back to the gold standard and abolishing the Fed seem unworkable.

"Seems"... sure. If you understand how and why we might abolish the Fed then we can have a discussion about the details involved. Until then, you can keep your ad hominem attacks to yourself if you please.

u/conn2005 · 1 pointr/Libertarian

> What I don't hear about much though is what will happen once the Federal Reserve Bank is acually abolished.

If this topic interests you, I highly suggest you read Ron Paul's End the Fed, used copies go for as little as a penny on Amazon. The last chapter he talks about how the entire system is built on the Fed and we can't just dismantle it cold turkey, so he gives some suggestions on how to phase it out over time.

> What will my paycheck look like?

The fed is the master of inflation. Inflation is one of the cruelest of taxes. It helps the rich get richer while it destroys the savings of the middle and lower class. Without the Fed, currencies would only inflate at a rate of how fast gold and silver could be mined, which is a very low rate. Most likely savings in increased productivity would outpace inflation meaning your paycheck would have more purchasing power. This is what happened from most of the post-civil war era till the end of the 19th century.

> What will my investments look like?

There would be less booms and busts in the market place making investing more lucrative.

> What will minimum wage be?

Ending the Fed wouldn't change the minimum wage, only congress can set that rate, however as mentioned above, productivity would outweigh inflation making the purchasing power of the dollar worth more.

> Will there be competong currencies, and if so won't that complicate evem the simplest financial transaction?

If congress allows competing currencies with in the US then sure, but more than likely the government will want to keep their monopoly on "coining" (more like printing) money. In this case they will convict people who try to use competing currencies, which they already have. BitCoin is out of government's jurisdiction so it will be interesting to see how that pans out. As mentioned in another comment, credit card companies can easily perform currency transactions with east at little or no cost to the consumer- CapitalOne already does on an international scale for free.

> but a century or so of economically leading the planet is a pretty tough trend to beat. How will ending the fed improve that trend?

The booms and busts of the 20th century are bigger and greater than ever. I wouldn't consider this an improvement over the 19th century business cycle. Pretty much you need to choose your damage. Enormous booms and busts that occur every 7-12 years and devastates an entire economy (as the US has shown since 1913 when the Fed was created), or smaller more frequent (3-5 years) booms & busts that are more industry specific and don't detriment the entire economy. I don't know about you but I'd rather end the fed and deal with smaller industry specific booms that occur more often than the big ones fueled by the Fed that cripple the economy.

u/gustoreddit51 · 1 pointr/politics

Running around telling people they need a math course is the surest sign you're missing the bigger picture. I'll pass on returning your ignorant insults and instead try to help.

Here, educate yourself. And I'd be happy to entertain any info you have that supports the view the Federal Reserve is acts in best interest or the American people rather than in their owners best interest (hint: it's not owned by us or the USA)

Warren Buffet's "Squanderville"

Republican Congressman Ron Paul's book. "End The Fed" tell him he needs a math course.

And a litany of documentaries on the the history, unconstitutionality, and shady dealings of the Federal Reserve. Just go to Google video and type in "Federal Reserve"

u/aGorilla · 1 pointr/politics

I'll give you one quick example of why I support Ron Paul, and particularly, his move to End the Fed.

I was recently reading about the release of Ronnie Biggs, who was involved in "the great train robbery". When I saw this line, in the article...

> The (1963) robbery netted 2.6 million pounds – worth more than $50 million today.

In 1963, it took approx. $3 to buy 1 British Pound (pdf). So they stole $7.8 million 1963 dollars, and due to inflation (from our friends at the fed), that's $50 million in today's dollars.

With a bit of math, that means that today's dollar, is worth 15.6 cents of 1963 money.

So... the Brits are going crazy over a guy who stole less than $8 million dollars, but in my lifetime (born in 1964), the Fed has stolen 85 cents worth of every dollar in the country.

Lovely, ain't it? It's all a matter of perspective.

ps: Yes, I did read Atlas Shrugged, and started reading Lew Rockwell's blog not long after - both of which happened before the conversion was complete.

I still hate Reagan, and both Bush's (I despise Jr.), but I've begun to at least believe in some of the things that Reagan stood for - if only he had actually practiced them.

u/akuzin · 1 pointr/

Ok. You are certainly entitled to your opinion. If you are really interested, he does have a new book out End The Fed and goes way deeper into how our government operates and how it was ment to operate than this small article presents. Anyhow, I am a fan of his and believe that he brings up important issues and sometimes his ideas catch on bigger platforms.

u/veoeluz · 1 pointr/AskReddit

End the Fed - Ron Paul :) It was a fascinating read.

u/dumky · 1 pointr/Economics

The problem is there is no way of knowing what is high enough or too high when it comes to the inflation of the money supply (thru the FED interest rate).

The only interest rate which is always right in a meaningful sense and is self-correcting is the natural interest rate, that which the market determines by individuals exchanging IOUs for future money in exchange for current money (ie. borrowing and lending).

Different people have different time preferences, some are more thrifty and "savers", whereas some would rather borrow to achieve their plans. The mix of savers and borrowers keeps changing, and the result of this supply and demand is the natural rate.

The problem is that with central banks controlling the money supply and the interest rate they provide to other banks, there is no way to know the actual natural interest rate anymore. In a way, the FED by its very existence makes its own task impossible.

The only solution is to end the FED ...

u/theleftisinsane · 1 pointr/politics
u/PracticalKey · 1 pointr/politics

Thanks for taking the time to put this together and continue the discussion. I'll be the first to admit that my knowledge of the precise sequence of events regarding the discovery of Clinton-related emails on Weiner's laptop is very shallow, your comment from pre-election raises strong points to consider.

I checked out your sources (minus the NPR episode) and I think the ProPublica piece in particular offers a great, balanced account. I want to respond to a few of the points you brought up by countering with my take on Clinton's (far greater) role in these events compared to Comey.

There is little question in my mind that Clinton is completely culpable for the repercussions of the email issue, although I concede that the FBI could have handled large aspects of the investigation in better ways. There are two aspects that I feel strongly affirm Clinton's responsibility for the issue and its repercussions: 1) her willful decisions to mishandle data, and 2) her misleading statements on the issue, whether they were intentional lies or not.

  1. Mishandling data. I think this NPR analysis from April 2015 addresses the policy considerations very well. A reading of the relevant policies outlined here establishes clearly that the ethical responsibility was solely on Clinton to conserve all work-related emails even though her choice to use personal email was not illegal. It's a matter of common knowledge that she did withhold numerous work-related emails, as the FBI retrieved thousands of the deleted emails from various sources.

    > "The final arbiter of what's public or what's turned over to Congress shouldn't be private staff working for Hillary Clinton. It should be State Department employees who are bound by duty to the public interest."

    There was a fundamental conflict of interest in having her privately hired lawyers review the emails before turning them over to the government. By doing so, she created a situation where on the surface it was impossible to determine whether or not she broke the law, leaving an investigation as the only means of making that determination. This is an outcome that Clinton could have easily anticipated and prevented by being more forthright with the data.

  2. Her misleading statements. The American Prospect piece you linked suggests her statements were "misstatements without the intent to deceive," but this characterization falls flat when considered with the established data trail. The crucial piece here is that she made those statements after her lawyers had reviewed all the emails. If she genuinely did not know at that stage that there were classified-marked emails, that is negligent on her part and she should have ensured that she knew. If she did know, then her statements were intentionally deceptive. Neither possibility absolves her from responsibility for creating the situation. If you have any other potential explanations that can reconcile her lack of knowledge despite her internal legal review, I'd like to hear them.

    I take the opposite position as you and argue that the burden on Clinton to account for unintended consequences and take adequate precautions is greater than Comey's burden at every step of the way. From her decision to use a single blackberry and store emails on a private server, to her withholding of emails, to her handling of the fallout, the burden was on her to take responsibility for her actions and control the narrative.

    I'd encourage you to read Shattered if you haven't already. The book is extremely thorough and well-vetted, and comes from authors unbiased on the issue who had written positively about Clinton in the past. The accounts from her associates and campaign staff of her conduct as candidate leave little doubt as to her complete responsibility for the outcome.
u/Sigma__Phi · 1 pointr/OurPresident

If you wanna talk about Occam's Razor:

  • "Idiot" Donald Trump conspired with Russia to hack the election and covered it up well enough that the only documentation remaining was enough to fill a blackmail dossier that says he hired hookers to pee on a bed Obama may have slept in.
  • Hillary's campaign advisors used "Russian hacking" as an excuse for why they lost, to keep their base agitated and convinced of his supposed illegitimacy.

    You somehow find the first scenario more likely. Despite insider testimony supporting the second scenario. (here's an archive with direct quotes [link])

    And before you ask (because of course you will): no, Shattered was not written by right-wing conspiracy theorists, the authors write for the NYT, The Hill, and Politico.

    Speaking of conspiracy theories: relevant xkcd.
u/66_Chevelle_SS · 1 pointr/MarchAgainstTrump

That's wikileaks twitter account, tweeting an excerpt from a book.

This is the source:

Written by Jonathan Allen.

"Jonathan Allen is an award-winning political journalist and New York Times bestselling author. He is the head of community and content at Sidewire, a columnist for Roll Call, and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University. He is also the host of the DC/BS podcast and can be booked for speaking engagements through the Bright Sight Group."

u/errantventure · 1 pointr/neoliberal

I prefer my reading material lightly salted.

u/nx_2000 · 1 pointr/AskThe_Donald

The only book about the election I have read thus far is Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. The authors are sympathetic to Hillary of course, but it comes across as an even-handed account of the Clinton campaign and its operators. I don't know that I'd recommend it, unless you're genuinely interested in all the ways they screwed up. I read it because it's the one aspect of this whole election voracious consumers of news like me were not exposed to. Throughout the campaign, there was nothing in the media coverage about the dysfunction in Brooklyn. I don't need to read a book about the Trump campaign apparatus or why people voted for him. I already know all that.

u/GingerJack76 · 1 pointr/AskThe_Donald

>I disagree strongly. I voted for Clinton because I liked her platform and I thought she would have been a great president.

That's great and all, but that doesn't exclude the fact that when asked why she would make a good president, she said it was because she was a woman. Not only that, but the multiple comments degrading people who were voting for Trump as deplorable. There were even admissions within her own campaign staff that she didn't seem like she stood for anything, and that the only real thing to go on was the fact that she was a woman. But all we really have to look at is the fact that you didn't even bother to list examples of why you supported her.

>but memes aren't a great start to a respectful conversation so I decided to not respond.

Then why are you talking to me now? It's really clear you didn't have a proper answer for it.

u/NonchalantRevelation · 1 pointr/The_Donald

Ah! I didn't see it at first but here you go!

u/Usdom · 1 pointr/Political_Revolution

>BLATANT lie right here. Fucking slimy.
Did you read the book Shattered? It's in the book.

>How do you know? We know they tried. But NO ONE HAS EXAMINED THE VOTING SYSTEMS.

Actually, there were audits done after the 2016 primary and they found that if you counted the paper ballots and compared them with the machine count the machines always erred in favor of Hillary Clinton, almost like the voting machines were rigged to guarantee she won. But don't worry, the board of elections for that state promised they would look into it after the November election.

But don't take my word for it, let the video speak for itself.

If anyone was cheating for anyone, it was the establishment cheating for Clinton and that makes her defeat even more embarrassing.

u/angrylibertariandude · 1 pointr/AskAnAmerican

Sigh, the way Hillary's campaign ran like after reading the book Shattered(by Jonathan Allen and Arnie Pines, ), I'm convinced it was THAT bad. I really don't know why she didn't campaign harder in swing states like Michigan, Wisconson, etc.

Another Redditor said Democrats often are notorious for screwing up general election campaigning, and sadly I'd say that's true.

u/CykoNuts · 1 pointr/POTUSWatch

>Just look at how the Democratic party is blaming their loss on Russia.

>The first sentence I disagree with. I don't see anyone besides some off-kilter people using this as an excuse.

WashingtonPost - Hillary Clinton Blames Russian Hackers and Comey

Hillary Clinton and President Obama increasingly pointing to Russia to help explain her loss

New book where Hillary staffers reveal that the DNC Chair Podesta & Hillary campaign manager Mook devised a plan to blame Russia within 24 hours of her loss. [Shattered:Inside Hillary's Doomed Campaign]

It's just how the game is played. Politics is all about reputation. You never see a politician offer up any confession or say sorry. Even when some evidence surface, they say things like "I did not inhale" or "I'm not a crook". Just look at the refugee crisis caused by the bombing of Libya. Hillary says Obama made the decision, while he said she went there and did all the negotiating. They blame each other and no one admits fault, so I don't see why Trump should be held to a higher standard. Would I like him to be able to admit fault? Yes. But because he didn't, doesn't make him any worst than Obama or other past president.


>I mean, I don't think I can convince you to consider Trump negatively nor do I necessarily want to.

I agree, that's why this sub exists to discuss to come closer to the truth. I'm not here to convince you, but to provide you some of the information I've come across and to hear what you've come across. I'm not here to win a debate, but to find out things I didn't know.


>It may be easy for you to lock this away in the back of your mind and say he was just "doing what he needed to do,"

That's not my thoughts at all. I always try to put myself in Trump's shoes, and figure out what his thoughts were. I personally haven't come across any evil or ill-intent message. I don't believe he was "doing what he needed to do", as in the end justifies the means. If you have any specific quote you're referring to, let me know. To give you an idea of my thoughts. Here's a doctor's blog. He dislikes Trump, but admits that his campaign rhetoric actually was "feel-good pro-diversity rhetoric", he wrote this blog to get people away from false accusations against Trump, and focus on real things to be upset at Trump. Btw, some of the things the doctor writes about, he doesn't have the full picture. For example, he believes Trump was really mocking a disabled reporter, but after my research, that's most likely not the case. Let me know if you want more details.


>Regarding how Trump is with staff and people who he doesn't need to necessarily cozy up to for his own benefit

I read through the sources:

  1. First article - only staff named with a bad experience was Bernard Goupy. He said he was fired after 6 months because a customer didn't like his ceaser salad. Trump confronted him, Groupy insults Trump, then Trump furiously storms off and fires him the next day. Theres obviously another side to this story. How could he insult Trump and Trump just storms off? Sounds like this guy has a grudge against Trump (being fired then tried suing but lost). Sounds like he might have been rightfully fired. This article even says Trump doesn't like to fire people, and his VP said he never heard Trump say the words. He always wants someone else to do it. I'm not sure what that means, maybe he doesn't find pleasure from firing people? Also, they mentioned Corey Lewandowski in here, as an example that Trump doesn't hire experienced people. Trump trusted him and supported him dispite other staffers not liking him. The article claimed his kids orchestrated his dismissal. How is this Trump mistreating his staff?

  2. Second Article - this is about Trump asking around to get a feel for how others think his staff is doing. I'm not a businessman, but it kind of sounds like what you should do. One criticism of Trump is that he doesn't listen or get advice from others. But here he clearly does. The article doesn't mention any unfair treatment of any staff. It's just merely the fact that he's getting other people's opinions which is considered disrespectful, and he should fire people secretly based on his own personal opinion without input from others.

  3. Third Article - this article isn't really about Trump treating staff bad. They are mainly talking about micromanaging. Randall Pinkett says Trump micromanaging, not caring about diversify or his low level staff. Says he hires people that look like Trump (I'm assuming he means 'white' due to his earlier statement about diversify.) Note that Randall is a Democrat. Served as chairman for a Democrat's transition team. Almost selected as lieutenant governor by another Democratic candidate. And chair of the NJ State Democratic Committee. He sounds very biased, especially since he stands to gain power for his political party by defaming the Republican Candidate. Blanche Sprague says Trump treated her like a nanny. Blanche fired an employee for being pregnant. Resulting in the employee suing Trump's organization, Trump in turn fired Blanche, and she sued Trump as well. However she admits that she's still I'm awe with Trump. Sounds like there's a grudge here, with the firing and lawsuit. Louise Sunshine says Trump wants to build a wall because he can relate to construction. This is just speculation. Justin Goldberg says Trump negotiated deals down to the smallest details. (This is an argument that he micromanages). Aaron Sigmond says Trump picked out every cover photo for their magazine (Another argument for micromanaging). The rest of the article is about people who thought Trump was great, he treated men and women equally. His friends mother made breakfast for Trump one morning, and instead of sugar on the cereal, she poured salt.
    >Trump, trying to mind his manners, ate the whole salty, soggy breakfast. “I thought that was pretty impressive,” said Goldberg.

    >“He’s a billionaire without being elite,” said Stone

    Honestly, the third Article made me like Trump more. To summarize my thoughts on the three articles - they are mainly hit pieces and don't really show any mistreatment of staff. You can start seeing why I started liking Trump. I initially trusted these types of articles, didn't like Trump, but after I started doing deeper research, I started to find out how misleading they were and Trump's not that bad of a guy. They want you to hate Trump. From my experience, first two news sites are heavily anti-Trump, last one tends to have an Anti-Trump lean. They found people who has some type of grudge or something to gain (they represent Democrats), or twist something to try to paint a negative picture of Trump.


    >Either way, Trump shows a history of dehumanizing people he doesn't need on his side

    I have not found this to be true. There's an abundant history of him treating many people with dignity, from his senior execs down to low level staff like his driver. The media cherry picks people who've been fired or Democrats running for office. I've already given you examples of many neutral sources, people who don't stand to benefit in any way. Like askReddit, those people have nothing to gain to tell us that Trump provides them with free room and treats them with respect. When Rosie O'Donnell got a heart attack, he even wished her well dispite their feud. She said she was shocked and thanked him. There are tons of stories like this. Like the salt in the cereal. He's willing to eat salty cereal, would you be willing to do that? Can you imagine a billionaire doing that?


    >Interestingly, I trust a lot of Trump's cabinet

    Even John Kerry said Trump was very thoughtful in his cabinet selections. I like Tillerson and Sessions alot. I know Devos has experience with education, but I have no personal opinion. I've read some articles that says she's actually a good pick, but most articles say she's bad.


    >Anyway, I can tell we'll probably never reach an agreement about Trump

    Personally, I don't think that's the point. I feel it's about digging for truth, and based on those truth, everyone will have their own opinions. Let me just throw out a wild example. I think Trump never killed anyone, and you think he's killed many people. Obviously what we think of him will be different. But let's say, after we both presented facts, we've come to the conclusion that Trump fell asleep at the wheel, crashed, and killed his passengers. We still can have different opinions, but at least we both are working off of the same information now. I might think, he didn't mean to kill. You might think, driving while tired means he purposely put his passenger's lives in danger.

    That's why I want to get the information you've been viewing, to see if we have the same information, and if not, how does it affect my views.
u/dablya · 1 pointr/AskReddit

One of Them

u/drwicked · 1 pointr/wikipedia

Them: Adventures with Extremists by Jon Ronson is an exceptionally fun read if you'd like to learn more about this.

u/Bellamoid · 1 pointr/IAmA

Jon Ronson said that he was pretty convinced that David Icke literally believes in lizard men and that he describes all the different species and what dimensions they come from. Is it possible Icke started to believe his own bullshit?

u/try_new_stuff · 1 pointr/books

I really enjoyed Infidel. It was such an amazing book about an amazingly strong woman.

u/storyplus · 1 pointr/worldnews

right on the money, it's their responsibility also. Rarely do they go to the root of why they tolerate this shit

recommended: Infidel

u/top28 · 1 pointr/worldnews

ok, good that you are researching

Here is a fantastic source: "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali , who came all the way from a Sudanese village trough genital mutilation and arranged marriage to Dutch parliament. She also did a movie Submission with Theo van Gogh who was butchered for this by a muslim

u/theanswar · 1 pointr/news

There's a book called "infidel" by Aayaan Hirsi Ali. It covers (in brutal detail and honesty) what this life truly is like. Worth a read

u/lunabright · 1 pointr/books

Infidel. Nonfiction, but so moving and a perspective that is so raw and real.

u/mgm-survivor · 1 pointr/worldnews

That isn't entirely accurate. I suggest you read the book "Infadel" by Ayaan-Hirsi-Ali where she describes the cultural motivations of her grandmother when she underwent FGM, against the will of her father. All too often FGM is characterized as men's attempts to control women's sexuality, when that is fairly inaccurate. It is largely done, just as male circumcision in the US, as a form of social conformity. She even describes how other girls would call her names (kintirleey) because she had not been mutilated. Liken unto such name calling in the USA, "anteater dick", for example.

Ultimately, both procedures appear to most often be motivated by a form of elitism, where the mutilated person is placed above the intact person in some way or another. In her case, she described mutilated girls as being made "pure", while in the USA uncircumcised men are stereotyped as "dirty".

u/TheRevengeOfJosh · 1 pointr/The_Asylum

Her book Infidel is interesting.

u/pplswar · 1 pointr/SocialDemocracy

I have both editions of the book and there's nothing in there (sadly) that is outdated. The Kindle or electronic edition of OR will be roughly the same price of Outsider in the House also.

u/frby7resyg · 1 pointr/conspiracy

His book was released on November 15, 2016.

Because all politicians are bad it's okay that Bernie is the same?

If more people voted for Bernie, the DNC wouldn't've stolen the election? Bernie wouldn't've bent over for them and come out in support of Hilary?

The guy is a crooked tool just like the rest of them.

u/FrostyFoss · 1 pointr/television

Of course! That's just the cover price, real price is $16.

u/FitQuantity · 1 pointr/technology

My article cited his cash advance on his “book” a book which although it retailed for $27, sold at an average price of $9.35 a copy:

The sales on the ghost written book were lack luster, some 200,000 copies:

This puts Bernie’s advance at a ridiculous 42% of sales.

A typical earnings out for a book is 10% of which 33% is paid as an advance and 11% on delivery with the remaining 66% paid out in royalties. This would be 1% on signing, 3.3% on delivery and 6.6% of royalties as a portion of total sales.

Bernie got 42% on signing.

Connect the despotic dots.

u/fulltimegeek · 1 pointr/Israel

>Holy racism, Batman!

Holy political correctness Karl Marx! Guess I'm also a racist against freemasons, because that's another cult that destroys the sovereignty of nations.

I recommend you read some literature to help you understand the militant Islam threat and read Son of Hamas. It was written by Mosab Hassan Yousef son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader.

u/Allthewaylive215 · 1 pointr/pics

i read "Son of Hamas"

he too was replaced

u/AndyBea · 1 pointr/worldnews

>I do not deny your statements. But I cannot believe you missed everything about the rockets in schools and mosques and hospitals. Medial reported it clearly

Some media reported the most ridiculous pro-Israel lies - as they do constantly.

There were no rockets fired from either hospitals or mosques. Some rockets were found in unused UN buildings (almost certainly there because people had emptied them from bunkers in order to use them as shelters).

>they also filmed Hamas militants firing rockets near homes of people.

No they didn't. One set of rockets was fired on an open patch of land not far from a hotel. Couldn't possibly justify using precision weapons to target civilians - as Israel boasts and threatens that it will do - and as we've seen them do repeatedly.

>Can you prove that my statements is lies?

I can't prove a negative - whereas you do have to prove your claims.

Shouldn't be difficult - Gaza must be the most intensively surveilled place on earth!

>I have read numerous reports of Hamas abusing their civilians and hiding weapons.

They're lies. Especially stupid lies when we know that the Zionists did much worse things themselves.

>Even UNWRA reported rockets hidden in their facilities.

What do you mean "even UNWRA"? They're pretty much agents of Israel, forced to comply with Israel's demands or lose their jobs.

>And not to mention the tunnels they dig.

They're fully entitled to dig tunnels. Its completely legal - unlike most everything Israel does, which is completely illegal.

>How come Egypt is having a blockade against Gaza and destroying their tunnels?

Because the US pays them to seal off the concentration camp (and also, of course, vast numbers of Palestinians in Gaza are mentally ill and have never had a job of work to go to, hence they must be kept out).

>Israel isn't innocent I agree, but you give the impression that the Palestinians are totally innocent of everything.

The Palestinians have homes to go back to and they're a proper menace anywhere else in the region.

While the Israelis are acting like armed squatters, in total non-compliance with the most solemn promises they made.

>The Israeli government in general wish is to have peace with the Palestinians

That's a lie - and a very stupid one. When Hamas held a 4 month ceasefire in late 2008, Israel smashed it with the biggest massacre yet.

Furthermore, they murdered some 250 of the very policemen who had delivered that ceasefire - those are not the actions of anyone who wants peace, they're the actions of people who want an excuse for an extermination.

>Hamas only wish for every Jew in Israel to be killed.

The Palestinians are the Jews of Israel. The same people were there 2000 years ago (and almost certainly the Canaanites of 3000 years ago).

Whereas many of the Israelis are up to 99% converts ... indeed, a lot of them are 100% converts.

>You are totally biased in your way of reasoning.

I'm with the fireman against the arsonist.

>Like I said, read Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef and you'll get a more fair view of the situation.

Its a load of artfully contructed nonsense - he's a Judenrat, a collaborator who deserves to die for what he's done to his family and his people. But its paid him handsomely - the book came out in March 2010, in June he was granted asylum in the US.

>Times are different than how it was pre -48 and Israel has indeed changed.

Stolen property (at least 93% of Palestine) remains stolen property and must be returned.

>There are idiots in israel, like in every nation, but the do not wish to kill every palestinian

They clearly do wish to kill every Palestinian - 1.5 million of them in Gaza were already wading in sewage before Israel blew up all their sewers.

>Here are some videos of Hamas firing rockets:

You simply prove that you're a hasbarist - blurry videos with no location information - what is the "Abu Nur School in Gaza" and how can Israel not know if its UN or not?

Those videos are actually proof that Israel has none of what it claims to have!

And their response could never be justified anyway. Israel does the kind of thing that the Nazis did at Lidice.

u/1Pantikian · 1 pointr/worldnews

You don't know much about Hamas. Your metaphor would work if the "little kid" also went home and beat his younger siblings and used them like a sociopath to get back at the "bully".

For a good look into Hamas read Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef.

u/conspirobot · 1 pointr/conspiro

sjacob16: ^^original ^^reddit ^^link

You should read Mosab Hassan Yousef's Son of Hamas

He worked for Israel's internal intelligence agency.

u/derekthebarbaric · 1 pointr/funny

People who bought this:
also bought a rope and a stool.

u/contrarianism · 1 pointr/energy
u/Kon_EL77 · 1 pointr/pics

already read it, great book. this one is good too,

u/worldwide69 · 1 pointr/The_Donald


u/bombcart · 1 pointr/The_Donald

Crippled America by the KING

u/beebeebeebeebeep · 1 pointr/politics

Well, this family does have a history of poorly written books.

u/SonofSaxon79 · 1 pointr/The_Donald
u/MAGAguitar · 1 pointr/The_Donald

High quality brick and steel, with solar panels to charge your phone and complimentary copies of Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America

u/Agnos · 1 pointr/conspiracy

You may be right, but I looked for other books for comparison, Obama for example, only came at 59%: The Audacity of Hope, same with Dreams from my father, Trump with Great Again, came at 74%. Occam razor tells me that Hillary book was brigaded by all sides and Amazon decided only to remove the negative comments.

u/ronintetsuro · 1 pointr/conspiracy


Anyone have any guesses what book that is?

EDIT: Found it. I don't think the book is important.

u/IDFSHILL · 1 pointr/SRSsucks

>> Not really.

That's TV ads, not discussion of policy.

Clinton literally released a book with detailed policy points and how she wanted to put them in place.

>> Even if we take Trumps stance on illegal immigration and terrorism as an attack on people. Which we shouldn't for so many reasons. Trump didn't attack the voter base, Clinton did. Which is why I say Democrats won the election for Trump.

Yeah, Breitbart spamming about the "coastal elites" and trying to make it seem as if urban voters were less valuable than rural voters clearly isn't an attack on voters.

>> Source? Also attacks on voters is not the same as attacks on other candidates. At least when it comes to winning elections.

So for example, when Trump tweeted fake black crime stats, that wasn't insulting black people?

When he tried to claim a Mexican judge couldn't rule on his case, that wasn't insulting to Mexicans?

The constant attacks on cities, often lying about them wasn't attacking voters?

>> I didn't, I just explained to you why people say "Literally the reason Trump is President."

No, you listed the bullshit reasons delusionals run around the internet spamming. Any look at any of the reasons that motivated a Trump voter in 2016 would paint a very different picture.

u/JumpingJigglypuff · 1 pointr/worldnews

You asked for sources and I pointed you to her book. That is the source for her policies. The book she wrote about her policies. If you can't think of a single policy she has you should do some reading. I am not brushing you off and I telling you where to go to find the information you asked for.

If you are as open minded as you say you are check it out.

I am sure you can find a copy at the library.


There is also a campaign website if you don't care about an indepth look at how the policies would have been implemented (I voted for Hillary Clinton because she had the most realistic plan on actually implementing policies);


u/MrRIP · 1 pointr/Blackfellas

The fuck? Obama released a book two months before the election in 08. Hillary released a book in 2016 two moths before the election. People release books before elections. It’s a thing. You see what I mean about reaching?

Edit: here’s the links to the books. Check the release dates

u/nichef · 1 pointr/politics

>That's the problem: the centrists think they don't don't need the leftists to win.

To quote myself "Until we can fix our current conundrum we need to figure out a way to meet in the middle because it is in both of our best interests."

>All they do is talk about "values", without any policies to back it up.

Here is a link to Hillary Clinton's book outlining all of her prescription policies. If you think that lady didn't have actually policies to help fix problems most Americans face you weren't even trying to look. Also what about Obama do you think he didn't have policies or do you think that he just fucked off the last eight years? I don't know if you noticed, but when he took over the economy was in free fall and his centrist Keynesian policies helped right the ship. You know who didn't have specifics Bernie, he spoke in platitudes and made promises there would have been no way to keep. His policies would have burnt up to little pieces of nothing on the Hill.

>You can't be pro-corporate and be pro-worker at the same time.

We fundamentally disagree on this. I believe you can be pro business and pro worker there is an ethical middle, where all sides are met.

Again we fundamentally disagree with each other and but if I am forced to choose between the far left and the middle I will take my chances with the middle. I would prefer that we compromise but it seems the far left has no desire to compromise in which case fuck you. I would rather compromise with those I disagree with than be strong armed by those I disagree with. The state that I live in, New York, is far more centrist than far left. You might be able to win Oregon with far left policies but tbh there aren't that many electoral votes in Oregon.

u/ReynardMiri · 1 pointr/politics

There is so much counterfactual information in your post that I don't know where to start. Let's start with her public agenda that she spoke about at length but no one listened to. She even went so far as to write a book on the topic: And to say she has no passion is to ignore her passion for helping women and children.

Then let's go on to Bernie: We have no reason to believe he would have won. Every pre-convention poll of Clinton vs Trump had years of concentrated attacks from across the aisle already baked in, where as the Bernie vs Trump polls did not. And the GOP had plenty of as-yet-unused oppo on Bernie. The kind of stuff that looks a lot worse than it actually is, but requires a more nuanced approach than the electorate apparently has to realize that. Bernie might have won, but that is an unknown.

But the most ridiculous part of your post is the suggestion that Trump is in any way whatsoever straightforward and truthful. I would say that he lies all the time (about everything), but the truth of the matter is that he says things without any regard for whether they are true or not. What hasn't he changed positions on in the last 5 years? Even the last year-and-a-half? His self-aggrandizement is the only thing that comes to mind.

u/Ziapolitics · 1 pointr/Political_Revolution

I'm still not keen on Bernie leading the party nor Warren. Folks like Keith Ellison would make a great DNC Chair. People like Tim Ryan need to go somewhere else. I like replacing the establishment, but Tim Ryan is less liberal than even Hillary Clinton.

I think that what Hillary wrote in Stonger Together is great! But we need a better messenger, and we need a better emphasis on economics.

I have no clue who should lead tho.

u/wytxcook · 1 pointr/The_Donald

Speaking of Hillary and her authenticity - member this?


u/Rugby8724 · 1 pointr/politics
u/Harvickfan4Life · 1 pointr/HillaryForPrison
u/Hail_the_IT_Goddess · 1 pointr/funny


>I bought this thinking it would be a how-to book. I wanted "How to set up your own Foundation for fun and profit." Also, would like to have seen a chapter on "Ten easy steps to setting up your own secure server in a bathroom."

>I do hear there's going to be a sequel, tentatively called "The Art of the Shakedown." Should be interesting.


>[ Reviewer was assassinated by Hillary Rodham Clinton ]


>Started reading it in the park in cool 77-degree temperatures, but got "overheated" after 90 minutes and had to finish it indoors in secrecy. And don't be thrown by the poor sales. It's way too early to know whether or not this book is "bombing."

Amazon Link Here

u/paleho · 1 pointr/rupaulsdragrace

This has nothing to do with RuPauls Drag Race.

Now if you want to discuss Rapist Bill Clinton and his rape supporting wife who destroyed the lives of all his victims, you probably want to take that shit elsewhere.

The Clintons' War On Women

u/snoopy3210 · 1 pointr/The_Donald
u/thebrightsideoflife · 1 pointr/IAmA

It's all right here... and you're way off from what he is proposing.

u/CuentasSonInutiles · 1 pointr/pics
u/notreallyhereforthis · 1 pointr/politics
u/superiority · 0 pointsr/politics

The Wall Street Journal says that that is what happened:

> Senior officials in the Justice Department and the FBI didn’t think much of the evidence, while investigators believed they had promising leads their bosses wouldn’t let them pursue, they said.

The FBI agents must have decided it was time to go rogue.

u/frEmn · 0 pointsr/politics

Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate with a consistent voting record. I honestly believe if elected, he will do what he says he will. I can't say this for any other candidates, R or D. He will actually honor his oath of office (to defend and protect the U.S. Constitution) via a strict constructionist/Jeffersonian interpretation. He will drastically reduce the size of the federal government starting with the executive branch (the only branch he actually has authority to act over) and urge congress to do the same for the areas they have authority over.

I've only known about Ron Paul for about 3 years, but in that time my politically philosophy has been turned on it's head (well, I really had NO political philosophy prior). In that same time frame, I have seen his support grow by leaps and bounds. I'm very encouraged by what I'm seeing as this campaign gets into gear, and the political data that's been coming in.

If you want a good starting place for understanding who Ron Paul is and what he believes, check out his book "The Revolution - A Manifesto" -

I hope this helps.

u/Crazywilly333 · 0 pointsr/outside

What you're talking about is a real system error. The solution you're suggesting however, goes against some deep player made code (which would require a very damaging reboot to change and that might just make it worse). Most people think that re-distributing gold will work if we get high-level (aka. "Gov.") players to do it. However, this is actually what those same high-level players want us to believe so that they still have the power to control the gold.

I could go into allot more detail, but I think this The_Real_Ron_Paul guy says it better. He wrote a player guide book that essentially explained why the two major factions in the server are both abusing or misunderstanding the original code and that either methodology just kind of fucks things up.

You really need to look past the fact that he associates with certain clans, factions, and admin followings because, if you listen to him, he's kind of above it.

u/IndustrialEngineer · 0 pointsr/politics

You should read End the Fed.

u/Trumptron3000 · 0 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

>This is a false equivalence.

Your honor, I rest my case.

People like to compare this to Watergate because they want the same end result: to have the current president out of office ahead of schedule. That is very unlikely, but it was made to seem so because two things (one real and one fake) were conflated as being just one thing: Russian Manipulation and Russian Collusion.

As Comey himself testified, the actual investigation the FBI began last year was into Manipulation, and by Comey's own statements Flynn's contact with any of that was vaguely tangential and came up clean, and Trump wasn't a part of it at all. The Collusion narrative (not real) was tacked onto the Manipulation investigation (real) to provide convenient ammunition to try to salvage the disaster of November 8th for the DNC. In fact, it's even remarked on in a NYT Bestseller. It's no secret that the Collusion narrative was fake, it's just that a lot of people desperately want it to be true or at least to not have been so wrong. Sort of like how some people react after falling for a prediction of the Rapture.


>Besides, these two investigations are happening 40 years apart. Investigative methods for the FBI as well as resources available to a special counsel and their team are vastly different from the Nixon era. Thus, to use the Watergate timeline as an exact match for the investigation in the present day is a fool's errand.

You're right. They can work faster today, which puts yet another hole in the story.

u/Shaper_pmp · 0 pointsr/WikiLeaks

>The article provides no evidence, and little reason to suspect that this was the case... The article provides no evidence of this claim either.

But it does refer you to a book on Amazon with a Breitbart affiliate link[1] generating them referral fees for anything you buy after following the link.



[1] , in case they change it.

u/blindcomet · 0 pointsr/ukpolitics

It's in the book Shattered. Go and read it for yourself

u/shotgunlewis · 0 pointsr/technology

ooooh burn! I get it, you're in "argument on the internet" mode. But self-righteous sass and personal attacks don't get us any closer to fixing America's broken political system.

I never said I'm the only woke person, or even that I am woke. Just that you're making some ignorant statements with a lot of conviction

Her foundation does do good things. However, people's donations could instead go to a charity that doesn't embezzle money.

In the Obama administration, Hillary approved the sale of Uranium to a Russian company who conveniently donated $2.35 million to the foundation. One of several examples of her using the foundation as a "pay-to-play" proxy.

It's good that you have your finger on what sucks about today's American politicians.

Did you realize that Bernie is against all of those evils? Campaign finance reform was a pillar of his platform and he doesn't have a scandal to his name. He's there because he wants to serve, unlike Hillary, who is there for herself.

I encourage you to read some excerpts from Shattered, written by people inside Hillary's campaign. A really telling insight was that she was never able to articulate why she even wanted to be president or what she wanted to accomplish if she won. Just that it seemed like the next logical step in her career. Actually not unlike Trump, in that respect

edit: reopening the Bernie would've won if he had been nominated point since I'm always happy to drop some knowledge. Besides the fact that Hillary was a scandal-ridden, wet-noodle of a candidate:

a) Bernie beat Hillary in the rust belt: Michigan, Ohio, West VA, PA, all states that swung the election for Trump

b) Bernie appeals to the anti-establishment voters who went Trump or 3rd party (myself included)

I'm no fortune teller but he probably would've beat Trump. Bringing it back to my original point which you took exception to: we're stuck with a mad clown in the White House because the DNC rigged the primaries in favor of a weak candidate due to her party connections

u/today9142017 · 0 pointsr/CringeAnarchy

Excellent point. And I appreciate any allegory that uses fruit.

May I suggest some important offerings from some of the most prominent Socialists in the USA, Past and present. Good reading my friend.

u/kantmarg · 0 pointsr/LibDem

It's because your premise is nonsensical. "Only a quarter of X" is a random figure — what's the baseline? Please tell me, how many of Trump's adverts or speeches or slogans were about policy? How many voters were swayed by Trump's policy who would've voted for Clinton "if only she had shared her policy"?

Her campaign literally released [A BOOK of policy proposals] ( Her slogan was never "I'm With Her" — that was a Twitter hashtag started by her supporters: women (and men) standing up FOR women. Her slogan was "Stronger Together" — never about her, but about strength and inclusivity and positivity.

u/LowShitSystem · 0 pointsr/metametacanada

Hillary isn't going down, she's going high. You should buy Stronger Together, on sale for only $9.59! It's completely changed my life.

u/devilwearspantsuits · 0 pointsr/politics

Hillary Clinton does not represent me as a woman. At all. Handing out a "woman card" doesn't make you a feminist.

You do realize your entire second paragraph is exactly what Clinton will do (or lack thereof), correct? She is the one getting paid for $225k+ speeches from big banks, big pharma, and other massive industries. What makes you think she won't provide them a return on their investment for donating to her?

Your argument is literally what Clinton is to the rest of the country -- a powerful elite looking to change nothing about the status quo.

And Did you know there were third party candidates?

I'm guessing not?

edit: this is a great book that talks about how the Clinton's receive tons of foreign donations from countries who treat women like second-class citizens:

u/tiredofyouidiots1 · 0 pointsr/politics

Lost the password to the original account.

I don't have to care about people who make bad decisions. I don't expect you to pay my bills if I make bad decisions. She could have had an abortion, could have used birth control, could have given the kid up for adoption. And, on top of that - TO HAVE ANOTHER FUCKING KID AND TELL ME ABOUT IT LIKE I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HAPPY FOR HER - THAT'S INSANE.

I don't know if you're aware of where babies actually come from, but they don't just happen. Decisions lead to babies. People who think they have a right to food or water or healthcare or to have society support their kids are wrong. You cannot have a right to "things" in a world of limited resources.

It's one thing to ask for my help personally or the help of a charity, but she just expected the government to be there to support her. She just expected other people to pay for her bad choices. People like that just take us all down with them. That's why social programs cannot work - it's known as the free-rider problem. The only reason America's social programs have lasted this long is because of our great wealth, abundant resources, and the initiation of the GREATEST PONZI SCHEME ever when Nixon closed the gold window and made it so the rest of the world had to use the American Dollar - keeping its demand high.

I'm actually not angry because I know that THE GREAT COLLAPSE is well under way. That will get rid of all the useless people. I think like 7 million or so die during the Great Depression, and the country wasn't nearly as over-populated and people actually knew how to take care of themselves then. THE GREAT PURGE will be refreshing. Humanity can start over. America can start over.

Maybe I am angry. But, I think it's just more annoyance. People in this nation, and everywhere feel they are entitled. By this time next year, they're all going to find out just how entitled they really are.

Human beings are not special. They are the only species that doesn't reach some type of balance with the planet. Mother Nature is just getting its revenge with climate change and the fact that oil (which is absolutely necessary to feed 7 billion people) has peaked - at least conventional production.

If this all ends up leading to another World War (Germany experienced a hyperinflation and the world had experienced a terrible economic collapse leading to WWII - although, the Federal Reserve enabled the speculation that lead to the Great Depression, anyway), I'm just going to overdose and leave this world. Gerald Celente expects another world war. That's not a world I want to live in.

The root of many of our problems is the Federal Reserve, combined with the Sixteenth Amendment and fiat currency which allows the top to suck the wealth up from the bottom.

I do come on here to rant and rave. I don't know why. It doesn't make me feel better. I just pity these people on here who seem to have no clue about the terrible economic collapse from America to the UK to the EuroZone to Japan to China that is coming. There's no way to save them all. No way to save most of them. And, they're all in denial and refuse to make even the most basic preparations.

Oh well.

Good luck to you, sir or madame. As soon as Bernanke is forced to start QE3 or Italy or Spain needs a bailout or Greece defaults or Japan has to print more money or China's inflation gets out of hand or there is another terrorist attack (if I were Gaddaffi, I'd blow up another plane - just proves Iran and North Korea shouldn't give up their nuke programs like Gaddaffi did), everything will spin out of control. Within a week or two of things spinning out of control, store shelves will be empty. Civil unrest. Maybe civil war or martial law.

Good luck to you and your family.

u/MisterBernanke · 0 pointsr/politics

We have already defaulted. Bernanke is printing money, although we use the phrase 'money printing' loosely because he is really just pressing buttons on a computer and increasing balances at the Fed.

Taxes have already been raised - it's called inflation. The CPI is a flawed calculation. It used to be based on maintaining a certain standard of living. It no longer is. The real inflation rate is at least 5% - 10%.

World conventional oil production has peaked. The COLLAPSE is imminent. Every time the real economy starts growing, it runs into $90/bbl oil.

It doesn't matter if you raise the debt ceiling or not. We either default literally or experience a hyperinflation.

The jobs data on Friday was a gain of only 18,000, after last month's abysmal 55,000. Using 'The Economist' is hilarious. It's like citing Krugman. The consensus by "mainstream" economists for Friday's jobs number before it was released was a gain of 90,000. Bernanke will have to initiate a QE3 and then a QE4, etc. (QE = money printing).

Yes, it is true that during the Great Depression, the Fed tightened too quickly. However, the Fed's policies enabled the speculation that caused the Great Depression, and the inflation under Carter, and the tech bubble in the 1990s, and the housing bubble. If you keep interest rates artificially low and make it clear that the government will bail out banks (moral hazard) you get bubbles. Bubbles pop.

I come here and just laugh at people arguing about raising taxes and cutting spending. The debt isn't containable. If you subtract the deficit from the GDP calculation, you see that the recession is still full-on. But, it's not actually a recession in the traditional sense - it's a collapse.

Because the real economy cannot grow out of its debt, the only way to "save" the country would be to make drastic cuts to spending in next year's budget (like $2 trillion) and deliberately go into a depression for a few years. We shouldn't have bailed out the banks, either.

The problems in 2008, in the EU, in Japan, and in all the heavily indebted nations of the world are not problems of liquidity. They are problems of insolvency. Until we allow the bad debts to be dissolved and defaulted upon (the Fed's balance sheet is $2.78 trillion), there will be no recovery of any kind.

A gold standard forced fiscal discipline. That's why we got rid of it. The bankers don't like having to be disciplined. The politicians know they can just string people along with spending promises to pacify them. The Federal Reserve, the government, and their Keynesian policies are the root of all of our problems.

But, Krugman tells liberals what they want to hear - just spend more money, so you all follow him. If the planet had infinite resources, Keynesian economics would actually work.

End The Fed

Now, I doubt anyone will even read this far, and that's fine. Or, I'll just be labeled as a crazy libertarian, and that's fine too. It's not like I want the country to collapse, though. That's just what the facts show.

In a way, I'm kind of looking forward to the COLLAPSE, actually. We can completely get rid of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and all that social spending nonsense in one swoop. And, we can repeal the Sixteenth Amendment. We can restore actual, genuine, authentic free-market Capitalism where bad banks and union destroyed companies like GM fail. I have my gun for the next civil war. Do you have yours?

/rant off

u/trampus1 · -1 pointsr/funny

Unfortunately, it was this future classic.

u/heystoopid · -1 pointsr/politics

Now let me guess ?

But who in their right mind would want to write such trash unless high on illicit drugs or magic mushrooms ?

NB nearly 50% off RRP already , on a hard cover book to go on sale mid November , 2009 and a mini WW3 has broken out in the readers comments already.

A decisive astute intelligent political leader , she is not and never will be in this life line or any other future one , given the total shambles she left behind in a box store town called Wasilla !

u/troymcdavis · -1 pointsr/politics

I guess this is something you don't obsess over, but it's already happened.

u/ohxten · -1 pointsr/politics

Palin is no longer relevant. I think she was probably somewhat of a good political move for McCain, but Presidential candidate? No thanks.

We need someone who will bring real change -- get rid of/severely cut income taxes, stop policing the world (see: blowback), get rid of needless spending, and really cut the size of government. I hope Ron Paul runs in 2012.

If you're interested in freedom, prosperity, and peace, try to find this book at your local library. A short read but straight and to the point.

u/GudSpellar · -1 pointsr/politics

That's not the author's opinion. That's the title of this book review for a book chronicling Clinton's 2016 campaign. The full title of the review is:

Why Hillary Clinton Really Lost;
An insider book on Campaign 2016 reveals a paranoid Hillary Clinton who spied on staff emails after losing in 2008 and carried her political dysfunction into her loss to Donald Trump

The book is written by campaign reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes and is called "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign"

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who wrote “Game Change” in 2010 and “Double Down” in 2013 have their book coming next year.

u/SpiceAndEvNice · -1 pointsr/pics

With that I mind I really suggest this book:

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

It wasn't only muhh Russia or muhh Assange: HRCs campaign was an absolute disaster to the point it lost to Trump of all people.

It's really impressive that after a couple of years some of you can't even reconcile with this simple fact.

u/deong · -1 pointsr/books

It's not fiction, but Infidel was very good, and Hirsi-Ali is certainly strong.

u/American-Negro · -1 pointsr/islam

I agree with much of it, and I just finished the author's book. She's the ex-Muslim who wrote Infidel. I believe she has 24/7 security as she was threatened with death, and one of her collaborators was killed and her death threat was on his dead body.

u/good_guy_submitter · -1 pointsr/PoliticalHumor

For getting started on government crime I've got a great book you can read, it just came out.

u/no1name · -2 pointsr/books

Then you need to read this piece of contemporary fiction

u/Rimacrob · -2 pointsr/worldnews

Again, sorry to say, but it takes more than a few paragraphs of internet comments to explain. If you want to actually learn the answers to your questions and not just confirm biases bordering on obsession, crack a fucking book.

u/coinaday · -2 pointsr/TumblrInAction

That's true for both genders actually, and really is an example where women have it worse. But it's racist if you criticize brutally mutilating little girls.

See also: Infidel And holy shit, spoiler alert: she was stripped of her citizenship? W.T.F. Holland is fallen.

Edit: Blocked and not going to respond directly to the apologist for the abuse of little girls. But no, these are not comparable procedures. The comparable procedure would be cutting off the penis and testicles. Girls have their genitals cut away and vaginas sewn shut and the silence is deafening. These practices have been brought by immigrants to Western countries, but it's racism to point it out or mention it. We have "feminists" who organize campaigns about "manspreading", but can't be bothered to give a shit about actual abuse of girls because it's problematic if one claims that bad things can be done by anyone other than a white man.

Yeah, I think male circumcision is not the greatest thing ever, but the practices are not comparable.

But oh, well, it's not (yet) as common? Well, by all means then, let's just ignore it! Fuck off. Again, I highly recommend people read the book I link. I was ignorant of how absolutely inhuman these practices were as well, until I read the first-hand account of her experiences and how widespread of a practice it is in certain communities. There is no excuse for these practices and it should absolutely be considered criminal behavior and international pressure applied to stop it.

u/TheSon0fDad · -2 pointsr/politics
u/webconnoisseur · -2 pointsr/politics

They can't say much because Trumps book doesn't seem to have faced the wrath of funny reviewers yet: Seems too clean.

u/Th3JourneyMan · -2 pointsr/PoliticalDiscussion

Read The Clinton's War on Women for an in depth look at those cases. I think you'll be surprised.

u/plantfood623 · -3 pointsr/changemyview

Trying to prove Trump is not gaslighting us in a reddit post to someone that has already made their mind would take a TON of time. I do however, invite you to do a few things if you're truly seeking to understand the other side(doubtful).

  1. Read his book "great again" In fact, if you're serious enough I'll even buy it for you. I recommend the Audio version. It details most of his policies

  2. Sign up to r/The_Donald 50& of it is just memes, but you'll also get a lot of great information. For example right now, we're talking a lot about the Florida election and how it's attempted at being stolen. The left is just saying "we're just counting votes" it's not that simple, and there is massive evidence of real fraud.

  3. If you ever have specific questions about why we think or feel this way. Feel free to message me anytime and I'll explain our stance on a specific viewpoint.

    Like most things in life, there are two sides and both sides are credible.
u/Vita4Life · -3 pointsr/politics

Are you kidding me? Tim Kaine is literally giving a Nazi salute on the cover of this book:

u/Toava · -3 pointsr/todayilearned

Exactly. You need someone well-read in political theory.

Ron Paul for example has written and published a number of books, mostly on monetary policy and foreign policy:

A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship

Pillars of Prosperity

The Case for Gold

Gold, Peace, and Prosperity

End the Fed

Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom

He provides READING LISTS to his political opponents, like Rudy Giuliani:

Educating Rudy: The Ron Paul reading list

u/Top_Poppy · -4 pointsr/The_Mueller

>“Within 24 hours of her concession speech, [campaign chair John Podesta and manager Robby Mook] assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.”

From the book "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign"

u/LeftDetroitThrowAway · -4 pointsr/Detroit

Have you considered reading Them: Adventures with Extremists? It's a great read. From the author's description:

> A wide variety of extremist groups -- Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis -- share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, journalist Jon Ronson has joined the extremists to track down the fabled secret room.

u/laxt · -5 pointsr/politics

She did cry though. What Happened -- $14.99 on Amazon.

Complainers don't make effective leaders, by the way. Extreme Ownership -- also $14.99 on Amazon.

u/jscoppe · -8 pointsr/funny

As an aside, the one on the left is great. I highly recommend it.

u/h82saytolduso · -11 pointsr/politics

He made $391,000 from the sale of his book "Our Revolution"

> “It was a bestseller, it sold all over the world, and we made money. So if anyone thinks I should apologise for writing a bestselling book, I’m sorry I’m not going to do it.”

How much did one of these books cost? between $7.73 and $10.00

So he either sold between 39,100 copies to 50,000 copies all over the world. And the fucking thing is 464 pages.

A moment of honesty...nobody but Bernie acolytes read this damn thing.

And he only paid a 23% effective tax rate. Sad.