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u/cosmologicalanomaly · 1 pointr/cringepics

If you're really interested and don't mind dishing out ten bucks for a small dover book I would really recommend this little book. I can not tell you how simple and beautiful this book is. It doesn't get too bogged down with non-trivial explanations, it reads smoothly like a novel and is genuinely one of the few textbooks I could just sit down and relax while reading. Then again I have a lot of physics and mathematics under my belt so I don't know how "simple" it will be for you. Abstract algebra is really a beautiful subject.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/cringepics

First sentence

>The “Miracle of Chile” was a term used by Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman

My second sentence

>Pinochet used Friedmans economic policy and absolutely crippled the economy

Wow, who would have thought that the person who was responsible for the training of the Chicago boys, the people behind the new economic plan, would praise his own plan?

Here's some actual reading for you, right off HIS wiki page

>The economic policies espoused by the Chicago Boys and implemented by the junta caused several economic indicators to decline for Chile's lower classes.[42] Wages decreased by 8%.[43] Family allowances in 1989 were 28% of what they had been in 1970 and the budgets for education, health and housing had dropped by over 20% on average[43] The junta relied on the middle class, the oligarchy, huge foreign corporations, and foreign loans to maintain itself.[44] Businesses recovered most of their lost industrial and agricultural holdings, for the junta returned properties to original owners who had lost them during expropriations, and sold other industries expropriated by Allende's Popular Unity government to private buyers. This period saw the expansion of business and widespread speculation.
Financial conglomerates became major beneficiaries of the liberalized economy and the flood of foreign bank loans. Large foreign banks reinstated the credit cycle, as the Junta saw that the basic state obligations, such as resuming payment of principal and interest installments, were honored. International lending organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Inter-American Development Bank lent vast sums anew.[43] Many foreign multinational corporations such as International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT), Dow Chemical, and Firestone, all expropriated by Allende, returned to Chile.[43] Pinochet's policies eventually led to substantial GDP growth, in contrast to the negative growth seen in the early years of his administration. Foreign debt also grew substantially under Pinochet, rising 300% between 1974 and 1988.

Have some more, about his brutality. You do realise he came to power in a coup and only maintained power through the military government, there was never democracy under him?

Here's more

Have some fucking more

>He shut down parliament, suffocated political life, banned trade unions, and made Chile his sultanate. His government disappeared 3,000 opponents, arrested 30,000 (torturing thousands of them) ... Pinochet's name will forever be linked to the Desaparecidos, the Caravan of Death, and the institutionalized torture that took place in the Villa Grimaldi complex.

You don't know fucking anything about pinochet, chile, friedman or the chicago boys. And don't tell me to read when you clearly haven't. You gonna point me to Atlas Shrugged next?

u/KingRobotPrince · 1 pointr/cringepics

Well I highly recommend People watching by Desmond Morris. It's about body language rather than spoken language, but it's still interesting to see all the universal things we share all around the world. The cool thing is, once you are aware of body language you start to notice it in people.

I would imagine there is something similar for spoken language but I don't have any specifics.

u/kimota68 · -9 pointsr/cringepics

If anybody knows the woman involved, could you please get her to read The Gift of Fear? Her willingness to re-engage after he hits her up x number of times instead of giving an absolute plonk makes me fear for her in terms of future instances of guys like this in her life.

u/twisted_memories · 1 pointr/cringepics

The book is Diana Hacker's "A Pocket Style Manual," 6th Edition. I love this little book and use it for all my papers.

u/divsky · 4 pointsr/cringepics

It's an interesting question and I think for a lot of people they can just take a glance at it and "know". As unscientific as it sounds, it can be more accurate than you think. There's a book called Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman that explains this phenomenon quite well.

u/datsine · 1 pointr/cringepics

$6 Theoretical physics

<3 doverbooks, anyway if you want mathematics + physics that's a good one to intimidate the laity with. Cheap enough that you can lend it out as well.

u/tttruckit · 3 pointsr/cringepics

an anthropologist did an ethnography on those who play this game.

u/GroundhogExpert · 2 pointsr/cringepics

Just flipping through the first pages should make it obvious how much previous knowledge is required just to begin understanding quantum mechanics.

Maybe this one is better:

I just went through the first chapter in the dummies book, it's not much better.

u/meowmixalots · 21 pointsr/cringepics

Yes, I have this one.

It's a little dense, but really eye-opening.

u/IHaveSpecialEyes · 1 pointr/cringepics

It's so bad, people are willing to sell it for a fucking cent through the Amazon marketplace.

u/mnky9800n · 28 pointsr/cringepics

That's from some pick up artist book. The idea behind the book was that you are so cocksure you can put down a girl and she will look up to you and want to have sex with you.

Like this.

You break them down, build them up, then they have sex with you.

edit: I think this is the book.

u/mrballoonhands420 · 3 pointsr/cringepics

I took an anthropology elective at Uni where this ethnography was the case study. There were some real strange discussions in that class. As part of the course, we had to sign up and do participate in a trial, so yes I feel like I can judge. To me, this whole concept is flat out weird.

u/dmkk · 0 pointsr/cringepics

you can read all about it in this book

and i believe they (PUA) had a tv show.

u/StartWatch · -2 pointsr/cringepics

Once 30 hits you usually have a "wtf am I doing with my life" moment. I don't know from experience as I'm 22, but I did read a book about it. this one

u/Fey_fox · 12 pointsr/cringepics

Weird is subjective. Everyone is a little 'weird', we all have our picidillies that someone somewhere would find odd. To me some of the weirdest folk I've met are the ones that are obsessed with normalcy.

It's my guess that this particular dude feels very powerless. He's probably alone and has no friends, so he does what a lot of folks do in this situation, they go inside their head and think so much until their hopes, fears, and perceptions of the world and the relationships they have become delusional obsessions. To right the wrongs they feel the world has (or the wrongs done to themselves), many turn to a doctrine or system where they feel like they can gain control. Religion is one example, especially cult like ones with lots of dogma, but it can be anything really. This dude opted to focus on the occult. He's probably read a lot of books, and the photos he's taken indicate he's looking to gain fear and respect via 'shocking images'. The drawings on the ground look like veve imagery, or maybe some crap from the Necronimicon (which was written as a joke btw) but he's definitely not apart of Voudo (voodoo) or any occult group or alternative religion I know of. He may even believe in what he's doing, if so he's not much different than those Appalachian churches that dance with snakes and drink poision, except he's being public. One thing fosho he ain't no Alister Crowley. At least he wrote some decent poetry.

Anywho, shit like this is what happens when people face a lot of rejection and are alone, and they either further isolate, but a clue and grow out of it, or try to become their own brand of cult leader & continue to try to impress people.

… still though, just a guess

Source: I know of a lot of weird crap