Psycho-Babble Social Thread 1098573

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library books

Posted by rjlockhart37 on May 6, 2018, at 20:47:11

i've noticed over time, there's less and less books from previous times. I rerember going into a library when i was young, and they so much selection and knowledge, at the time i saw it boring junk that only older people read....now im regretting not reading them. It's 2018, things do go out of style, old ways and knowledge, but i really should of read all those books with knowesge and information about abstract things. Alot of the books from previous time periods, before 1960 are kinda gone

just depends on the location, but i kinda miss and regret missing out on learning random things in library books, everything now it like monitored. One ... people take books and they don't return them, security reasons. second - where in a new generation and older books are taken off the shelf....for more current ones. I just regret not diving in to all that learning, but i hated books when i was young, they so boring to me. Now i'm older and see it differently

baseball55 i wanted to ask, do you see any of the older books, or just in general reduced, you work at university i just wanted to know what you think about it

 

Re: library books

Posted by rjlockhart37 on May 6, 2018, at 23:31:09

In reply to library books, posted by rjlockhart37 on May 6, 2018, at 20:47:11

this may just be a ramble ramble post, i was just thinking about it because couple libraries have decreased in their books

 

Re: library books

Posted by rjlockhart37 on May 7, 2018, at 1:14:29

In reply to Re: library books, posted by rjlockhart37 on May 6, 2018, at 23:31:09

ok nevermind i don't know what i was talking about

i was saying libraries have reduced books in some of them, like alot of them have been removed for unknown reasons -

 

Re: library books

Posted by baseball55 on May 7, 2018, at 16:55:41

In reply to library books, posted by rjlockhart37 on May 6, 2018, at 20:47:11

Libraries definitely carry fewer books, which s**ks from the standpoint of being able to roam through the stacks and just look at things that catch your eye. But, OTOH, you can now order books from most college libraries from libraries all over the world and get digital or physical copies. But you need to do your browsing on-line.

My local library (from which I get mostly novels) has a pretty good collection, but long waits for new books, so you can order e-books, which are available on your computer for two weeks. I read most books on-line now or buy kindle versions. I know some folks who won't do this - want physical books - but I enjoy it just as much as a regular book and so much lighter to carry! But I need to do my browsing on amazon. Which is cool. But not really the same as just wandering the stacks and coming across something that looks interesting.


> i've noticed over time, there's less and less books from previous times. I rerember going into a library when i was young, and they so much selection and knowledge, at the time i saw it boring junk that only older people read....now im regretting not reading them. It's 2018, things do go out of style, old ways and knowledge, but i really should of read all those books with knowesge and information about abstract things. Alot of the books from previous time periods, before 1960 are kinda gone
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> just depends on the location, but i kinda miss and regret missing out on learning random things in library books, everything now it like monitored. One ... people take books and they don't return them, security reasons. second - where in a new generation and older books are taken off the shelf....for more current ones. I just regret not diving in to all that learning, but i hated books when i was young, they so boring to me. Now i'm older and see it differently
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> baseball55 i wanted to ask, do you see any of the older books, or just in general reduced, you work at university i just wanted to know what you think about it
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Re: library books

Posted by alexandra_k on May 10, 2018, at 0:19:20

In reply to Re: library books, posted by baseball55 on May 7, 2018, at 16:55:41

I used to work in the university library as a student shelver. I got to know the books pretty well - the ones that were most frequently borrowed / back on the trolley for reshelving.

Got to the point where I could find books faster from my motor map of the library than from looking up their call number and trying to find their location that way.

Then I'd get to go to a different university because of a conference or simliar and I'd love walking their stacks. Seeing what sections had ballooned (because staff worked on a particular area) or had shrunk.

It was a good way of getting a sense of the interests of the faculty over the history of the department. Since the department was responsible for ordering the books.

Anyway... All that's largely impossible now.

Books are being vanished all the time, over here. Put away in 'storage' apparently. Somewhere where you need a ladder to access them and cannot browse the shelves.

Then they vanish from the online record and poof. You never knew it existed.

Some people have online access to wonderful search engines. Some of the people some of the time...

 

Re: library books

Posted by rjlockhart37 on May 10, 2018, at 21:59:19

In reply to Re: library books, posted by alexandra_k on May 10, 2018, at 0:19:20

yeah college i noticed has fewer books now, even some of libraries its like what the heck happened to all these endless rows of books. I never was a book worm, really .... its just not my thing, but now i've noticed big reduction in books and selection. Not sure if ... we're coming into another generation and all the previous stuff has been done away with. Alot of books are now online through a kindle or on your tablet. But all those massive rows of endless books are gone now. All that knowedge...it went bye bye.....not saying to be sarcastic but thats....yeah major book reductions and selection

 

Re: library books

Posted by rjlockhart37 on May 11, 2018, at 22:21:44

In reply to Re: library books, posted by rjlockhart37 on May 10, 2018, at 21:59:19

but now im regretting not reading them, all that knowledge i should crammed in my head and remember it but now there's a like 1/3 of the books left compared to the huge castle libraries with so much information, i mean how can someone comprehend all that information, the older libraries like you see in movies, and even still some, literally close a million books i just don't see how someone can write that much when all we do is wake up, think for ourselves, and go through the day, its more like imagination, and intellectual creation that makes all those books, and then there's knowledge books with raw information about things, i regret not reading no there all gone

 

Re: library books

Posted by rjlockhart37 on May 11, 2018, at 22:26:21

In reply to Re: library books, posted by rjlockhart37 on May 11, 2018, at 22:21:44

well not gone, just reduced and not easy access anymore, but this is mostly the older books, 1990 and previous

 

Re: library books

Posted by alexandra_k on May 18, 2018, at 1:49:05

In reply to Re: library books, posted by rjlockhart37 on May 11, 2018, at 22:26:21

Yeah. I'm sad about the loss of science fiction classics from the 1950's and 1960's. Brave new World and so on. Dystopia about future technology. Mostly because a lot of it has come into fruition, in these parts.

We have 3 year degrees and courses come in first year, second year, and third year level. Lecturers start trying to teach students their own research (groom them for doing their stats and working in their labs over summer) from second year. So only one year of proper taught instruction at university, really, before it's deviated really rather a lot from the standard textbooks.

What standard textbooks?

We have international edition textbooks. Sometimes they are just old editions of current US textbooks and othertimes they are editions that have been adapted so that diagrams are on different pages from the narrative explaining them and so on. Lots of irrelevant (headachy) colours and so on. You could spend your life trying to show some people the difference between a good and a bad textbook but they've picked the ones who can't tell to lead the rest...

It's about writing yourself in. Making yourself indispensable. The idea is to (we are marketed into believing) the idea is to learn a rare and valuable skill such that you can't be laid off or paid crap because you will have options.

And the computer engineers got too good at making computers to do things like present informational contents of emails and so on. So now they need to get better at making things not quite noticably worse with each new update so things are obsoleted. Because without being obsoleted (intentionally) well... Theres just the opportunity cost of so very much money we can extort out of people ... Just because we can...

But the less people know.. The more you have 'high tech' labs and so on... The Ford assembly line where each individual worker takes this bit and does that and passes it to the next guy... And thats how space ships and missile launchers are actually built.

And all the kids go to the public universities where they learn to do a bit in the assembly line. With the bit of information or two they picked up from First Year.

And social science... Is post-modernist essay generator. You can have a generations-long discussion about how blue text on a yellow background isn't helping the learning disabled kids learn any better. In fact one might be forgiven for thinking...

I worry about this 'sign in and then you can access' because then you can extort people and hold their login over them as blackmail. Who can? We arene't even sure, are we. What if you wake up one day and one or more of your logins don't work. Who would you go and see to complain about that? Would you find a person who speaks meaningful English? Would you find a person who can do anything about that?

Public libraries were about anybody who wants to being able to access books... Now there's no shortage of computer generated monkeys typing all kinds of crap... Don't get me wrong, I've seen an awful lot of awful in print books. They keep them prominent over here so one might be forgiven from thinking all the printed books are awful crap so you don't mind as they get trucked off to the fires of storage.

I suppose that's how come they need a new hospital. All the rooms that are required for storage and then there's nothing left.

No, it's because the district health boards syphoned a bunch of money off to people who have invested in private hospital infrastructure while simultaneously failing to maintain the public infrastructure. Genius. In a psychopathic and short-sighted way.

Still, you can't give people modern medications when (for example) the people working in the hospitals don't have the cognitive capacity to put stuff back into the fridge.

And who hires that guy?

That's what's criminal.

Who hires the guy who hires that guy?

Where does all the money go?

 

Re: library books

Posted by alexandra_k on May 18, 2018, at 18:32:23

In reply to Re: library books, posted by alexandra_k on May 18, 2018, at 1:49:05

What gets me with the login to access books / information is that differnet people have access to different things. In the simplest case - some people simply don't have access to this or that thing. In the slightly more complicated case - different people have access to different versions of what is purported to be the same thing.

You could think of it as a form of intelligent searching. How Google sees what sorts of things you voluntarily click on and what sorts of things you are willing to spend your time reading and prioritises things accordingly. So if you spend your time reading gossipy crap then when you search your searches will start out prioritising gossipy crap and eventually your searches will only present you with gossipy crap. You will (in this way) come to have no option but to live in the gossipy crap world. And (people who are behind such implementations) can pat themselves on the back and reassure themselves that it isn't their fault -- the person created a gossipy crap world for themself of their own making.

That is one implementation that I fear. That people get locked in when they are young and / or while they are vulnerable. That opportunitites to boot-strap out are limited or (worst case) eliminated entirely.

Another implementation I fear is in education. Different people having access to different versions of course contents. That would be one case that would allow integrity of grading. Basically, some students have access to worked examples that actually appear in the examinations while other students have access to different examples. Perhaps ones that are too complicated (time wasting) or perhaps ones that are intentionally confusing. Full of lecturer 'typos' (oopsie!!).

I used to keep my books so I could read them later. For English. Which is perhaps weird, because all I really need is the author name and the book title and I can search for it directly. I don't need to rely on browsing the shelves so I'd notice if it got vanished...

But now I have things like statistics books. They want us to use the online version -- but I know (as well as I'm sure that they do) that our access to the online version will go away either when the course has gone away (e.g., next semester) or when we are no longer enrolled to study with the university.

So... Down the track... When I have some data. From my own experiment or data that other people have collected... And I am seeing about running this and that statistical test and manipulating the data thus and so so I can employ this and that statistical test... Well, about then it when I'll likely find that all my course material has vanished. No longer accessible to me.

So I guess I'll just have to... Uh... Pay the university to take that course again?

I want to apply to Medicine and now they are saying (this stuff changes from year to year until they end up with the people they want, I'm sure) that qualifications expire. In, 5 years. Sure, of course qualifciations expire. Why only get money for people to do one qualification. You could get them constantly paying subscriptions to the university to keep their qualificatoins online...

I mean the opportunity cost of not extorting people thus and so...

I don't know how much of this kind of stuff is going on (probably a lot of it) vs how much the fear of this kind of stuff happening to oneself is supposed to opress and frighten people into the appropriate attitude of supplication and emotional numbness and... You know... Foster (over the years gradually gradually) a hatred of humanity and so on...

Anyway...

I'm just so very tired of being locked out of civilised society, here.

I'm so very tired of these awful people who don't speak meaningful English. Not because they are ESL but because... Something is wrong with them. I'm so very tired of these people being put in charge of kicking the non-persons back.

I'd rather die than join them, of course.

Hence the whole most people wish I'd go away / die, yeah.

I mean the psychopathy profiteering thing... Is the only way to live - right? That's what makes it excusable? Just trying to get buy. Thrust wife and children up for the camera 'I did it for them! Because I love them!' Like any refugee grabbing any infant they can to hold in front of themself out of love / self protection / love / self protection.

That's what love is.

Clearly.

That's why people have kids.

And they shall inherit the earth.

Phew.

I wouldn't want it. Not after what they've done to it...

There are websites that are very legitimate looking indeed. That sell legitimate books. And the sell not so legitimate books, as well. What do I mean by that? I mean books that aren't printed because they are not worth the money they are not even printed on. They are computer generated books. They are post-modernist essay generated books. It might sound like they are legitimte because they have the right proportion of this or that list of technical terminology for this or tht field... But they aren't saying anything meaningful. You can get access to the book for, like $300 or $400 dollars. These books can fill up your book search...

It's about whether you think mutual cooperation wins out over arrangements with unequal benefits.

I have to believe the former.

Most other people in these parts (seems to me) are betting on the latter. Are fighting their way up the hierarchy largely by kicking the peole back kicking the people back kicking the people back. Limiting their opportunities and subjugating tehm wherever possible.

Teh former means you want to see more people develop so they are in positions where they can participate in more complicated cooperative activities...

People talk about 'added value' or getting something for nothing. Like... Getting some chump to buy the post-modernist generated electronic device or getting people to pay insurance by way of extortion... Not because it will protect one against future misfortune but because it will make it less likely you will fall victim to future misfortune...

Toxic waste? Costly to remove? No problem... Just figure out the dose whereby you can get people to actually pay you for the privalege of ingesting it or smearing it on their body or whatever... Then, when they are sick because of what they voluntarily did to themselves (largely encouraged by your marketing) you can get rich looking after them because the government will feed you a constant succession of money for your charitable trust set up for them. I mean... All the data shows they will increase in number going into the future - right? Never has so much money been poured into things that make things worse and worse and worse and worse for a greater proportion of people...

And then flee. Because nobody likes ot live in the sh*t that they've made.

 

Re: library books

Posted by rjlockhart37 on May 19, 2018, at 16:17:52

In reply to Re: library books, posted by alexandra_k on May 18, 2018, at 18:32:23

google has become the main seach engine for many things, the old ways of researching on a library paper card are long gone, there's maybe some libraries around the US and the world that still use that older form of book search, but the main stream of how you read books now is found online or an online library network search

this may be silly thing, do you remember that book fahrenheit 451? it had a prophecy about books being removed.....that definitely is not happening but just noticed reduction in books in school and public libraries, it used to be a wonderland of endless rows of books with all types of knowledge, and now its been narrowed down but we're in a new generation i guess....old things are done away with

even if we had all those books put back into libraries, knowing me i would only read like 10 books and only skip through it, im not a book reader at all, only during research things, not really a open-wonder book fellow, still it sucks wished i was a book worm, I have to discipline myself to read, and make myself do it, i don't relax at the end the day and read a good book

maybe some big habit changes need to be done, and more discipline to read books to learn things on free-time

 

Re: library books rjlockhart37

Posted by alexandra_k on May 19, 2018, at 18:30:10

In reply to Re: library books, posted by rjlockhart37 on May 19, 2018, at 16:17:52

> google has become the main seach engine for many things

yes. and google scholar for academic research. only the quality of google scholar rapidly spirals down as we get more and more and more and more post-modernist generated research papers that often aren't worth the paper they're not even printed on.

you aren't supposed to read any of it, anyway.
you are supposed to go to the subject librarian who will construct search terms for you to feed into google scholar. you will be shown increasingly specific search terms until you get a set of papers that you use as data for your meaningless piece of research. you see how a contribution to research is an equally meaningless piece of research that might be included in someone elses search in future...

that's the increasing way of it.

> this may be silly thing, do you remember that book fahrenheit 451?

i actually don't. i haven't seen any of his movies.

> it had a prophecy about books being removed.....

i see...

that is what has happened, historically. books are burned when you have some kind of totalitarian society where certain opinions or perspectives or options are not allowed to be spoken of.

it used to be that... 'hate speech' against a race of people was banned. holocaust denial. there was a case at my undergraduate university where a PhD student was kicked out because someone thought he was denying the holocaust. All i know about it was that an academic resigned because he thought that the work should be accepted or rejected on the basis of it's academic merit (whether it was biased or unbiased, suitably referenced, suitably supported by evidence etc) and to effectively ban the topic was not good practice. he actually thought that one couldn't really deny the holocaust without producing an obviously biased piece of work that would be obvious... other people didn't seem to have such faith that it would so obviously turn out to be an atrocity... Or maybe that was the point of the work... I don't know. Things like yelling 'bomb' in public places are banned. all these things have in common this idea of riling people up and agitating them to commit acts of violence against groups of people. i guess that is why they are banned. Holocaust denial because it is often associated with hatred and acts of violence against Jewish people and other groups of people, too. Our speech is not totally free there are some limits.

but burning books... i think maybe the Romans did that when they conquered the Greeks? Not sure. it's thought to be a mark of the more barbaric. limiting peoples access to books. by limiting access to literacy (e.g., the church leaders read and interpret the bible) or by limiting access to the actual book (e.g., certain leaders have access only) or by attempting to annihilate the book entirely.

I think the books are being vanished. Only the trajectory is more like 5 - 10 - 2. By which I mean some number of people have access to books (5). And then the books are fed into scanners and so on so you can access them online. And things seem great because more people have better access (10). I mean, before, you had to send away for a bunch of books and articles. It could take weeks for a book or article to come through loan from a different university or a different country. But often the book or article would be accessible online.

But then what happens is the phyiscal stuff goes away. The paper copies are trucked off to the fires of storage. But people don't mind. The people say / think it is nothing like book burning because people have MORE access to books now that everything is online accessible. Anyone who thinks otherwise is an outdated technophobe!

And then...

That's when the logins go away (2).

That was my first thought. You make people pay constant subscription for access. Once you leave university your employer pays for you to access the stuff otherwise you have no access. It is a way of locking people out. You can't walk into a public library anymore. No public access.

But now I think that actually the hierarchy people think that the above is too obvious. People would notice sooner. And it isn't about whether one has access to books it's only upsetting when you see other people accessing books (I want that grape!) Really, the thing to do is all this 'personalised search' stuff susch that different people have different access but they don't even know they have different access or they have been conned into believing that the access they have is the best access for them. It is most responsive for their needs and so on.

And then you think about other software systems, too. Software systems that have been designed for use with business financial reports. Software systems that have been designed for use with hospital patient records. And you think about the different information that is accessable to different people... The researchers keeping things tagged... Or, this or that group of researchers. Different versions for different people. What information is accessible to the patient... What information is accessible to this or that doctor... What information is accessible to insurance companies. And so on...

And then to think that the game that some people like to play is 'just how badly can we oppress just how many people'?

Though, I suppose, it is more of an experiment, really.

NZ has long been an experimental subject for the free world. A nationwide test of NZ has been taken as a good predictor of uptake in other countries... England, Whales, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, USA, Canada... Our laws and least developed. Nobody has access to lawyers even if you volate the laws. And people are getting better at violating the laws without people even knowing.

Some technologies really do hit here, first. The ones you want to try out on other peoples babies. I remember my computer trying to pursuade me to train it to identify my face a while back and now we have face recognition software in supermarkets. They say it's about crime prevention but it's not, at all. They want payments to become something that you don't authorise, anymore. I mean, you give your login to everyone - right? My computer wants me to pay for elapsed virus protection software - but after 14 or so days of warning it would expire it's now offering me a cashback if I 'purchase' it. Because it wants my credit card details, you see.

There isn't really the illusion of bank privacy anymore. Something about Amazon... They say you can walk around the supermarket and you will be billed or not billed depending on what you leave with -- you just need to provide your credit card details on entry, you see.

SO you can lock people out of the supermarket. The people who live in this country who don't have access to supermarkets. People increasingly (genuinely) don't know what food looks like. They will never get to see it...

Already I think about the supermarkets I've been to in this city... Where do the elite people in this city shop? Where do the people who sit on councils for local government and university government do their grocery shopping? I suppose they hire people to do their shopping for them... There are signs up about that in supermarkets now... Click and collect...

That way you don't get to see what some people have. You get your box of bug eaten half rotten fruit while someone else gets their box of this or that chemical sprayed while someone else...

This is how people try and make alpha, beta, gamma... Babies these days. They think it would be too hard to see their little alpha baby locked out even though it turned out to be dull and superficial and annoying and so on... As a parent... Your duty is to kick all those other kids back -- right? Feed them toxins and so on so they are happy with their gamma (or whatever) lot in life that they will be happy with because they never got to see anything different. All they know is 'life is so painful i wish i'd never been born'. And somehow this is supposed to be the lesser of evils. The alpha kid who wakes with night terrors later in life because they have some vague inkling of how their incompetence is ruining things but they simply can't see what to do...

> we're in a new generation i guess....old things are done away with

I think it is a passing thing. I think the libraries have gone private. Private collections with private collectors that arent publically accessible.

I think that future generations will look back and learn about atrocities.

I managed to look at some half-baked storage stuff at the University of Auckland. Apparently an entire set of Grey's Anatomy was donated at one point.. Like, all the editions. Only the earliest ones were vanished even though there was a (hard to find) online accessible record for them... Because the TV series clogs up searches, you see. And then there are so many different editions and versions. Anyway, point is, the ones that were valuable weren't there anymore but the head librarian didn't even notice (or care). Sometimes books are valuable. Some of the books in storage had been defaced with highlighter. The librarian was all like 'see - that's what happens when we put them on the shelves for public access'. That was the justification for taking the books away.

Having the right to do something doesn't mean you are at all obliged to exercise that right. For example, I have the right to have a kid. But I also have the right not to have a kid. It is my choice. That is nice.

It is nice to have the choice to read books because they are accessible to one. Books that have been hailed as really very good (and now people will of course set out to undermine that by making a whole bunch of awards to be determined by people who can't tell the difference between a human authored and computer generated work). Books that get people thinking politically... I see that, now... Because of how the free world is receeding, and all.

YOu know, books that people would keep in their private collections if they had money.

Call number systems are interesting, too. Mostly because you see how they aren't so translatable. From Dewey to Libary of Congres... It isn't just that certain sections or chunks are more or less expanded. It is that certain sections or chunks cease to exist. If you look at how the systems have developed over the years... You start to see what is missing. You start to see the gaping holes. The things you would never have thought to have noticed if you didn't know how things used to be...

I read something in the paper about how the hierarchy thing is a bad game because there are more losers than winners. Only, that's not so. Each step up the hierarchy is thought to be more successful than the step below becaue you increase the number of your subjects. That can't be the reason why... I think it is more that good honest intelligent people... People with means and capacity will not do business with you. Because it is tiresome for them to have to watch their back all the time knowing full well you will stab them in it at the earliest available opportunity. It's just not a very nice way to live for anybody. Apparently the hen who is the head of the hierarchy gets pecked at most of all. Nobody in their right mind would want to be that guy. Not for long.

 

Re: library books

Posted by alexandra_k on May 20, 2018, at 23:01:45

In reply to Re: library books rjlockhart37, posted by alexandra_k on May 19, 2018, at 18:30:10

and now we can consider accessibility of x-rays and so on as we move into the age of onehealthone (i won, i won, i won).

placebo reponse is pretty great when compared to quite a lot of minimally invasive surgery. one could be forgiven for thinking that a lot of minimally invasive surgery is freeriding off of placebo response. i wonder how far that can go? hip replacement, anyone?

in order for that to be convincingly placebo'd you'd need pretty great control over the patients imaging. not just now but into the future... given the patient might travel to a different country and have an accident or something and have imaging work done over there... there would need to be some kind of marker for the people to know what images were to be associated with the patient...

and so on...

you would WANT people to be concerned about such things. you would WANT medicine to be accountable to such concerns. you would WANT medicine to be taking steps to ensure that this sort of thing is not the future of medicine.

you would think...

partly it is about appreciating the value of what you have got... so you know how to bargin with people trying to screw you over. literally.

i wish i had more faith in things... but my experience in nz since coming back here... every year i feel worse and worse and worse abotu the state of things here and about the capacity and morality of the people lin charge of this that and the other thing. the less and less... good... i see in this world.

in a country who seems to prefer to label its capable and ethical people mentally ill, victims, deviants, criminals etc etc... and to hand them over to the psychopaths to occupy themselves with.

 

Re: library books

Posted by alexandra_k on May 22, 2018, at 21:20:37

In reply to Re: library books, posted by alexandra_k on May 20, 2018, at 23:01:45

I learned today that the university of auckland is not participating in the shared library agreement thing that all other universities in new zealand and australia have signed up for. the agreement that allows graduate students (and probably other academics) to borrow books when they are visiting other universities.

that will better hide the fact the top 100 university (lolz) doesn't really have any books...

 

Re: library books

Posted by rjlockhart37 on May 23, 2018, at 1:22:28

In reply to Re: library books, posted by alexandra_k on May 22, 2018, at 21:20:37

that's a cool idea that universities share books, maybe university of auckland doesn't want to be part of the network, rather stay seperate, i don't know much about it

if ever wanted to research project on a major thing i would have to travel to another state or country where certain books are available, or rare books.

 

Re: library books

Posted by rjlockhart37 on May 23, 2018, at 17:26:09

In reply to Re: library books, posted by rjlockhart37 on May 23, 2018, at 1:22:28

plus doing a big research project, i take armodafinil from prescribed, it helps with stay awake, and being alert, but dextroamphetamine used to help me do long researched projects, when im just natural, like i am now, it takes alot of discipline to keep myself on a research projects, and it's difficult

but if got enough determination, like overdrive mode, or beast mode.....i could force myself to read tons of books. Have something called a marathon nights, where i would do nothing but read and study knowledge in books.

 

Re: library books

Posted by rjlockhart37 on May 24, 2018, at 20:14:01

In reply to Re: library books, posted by rjlockhart37 on May 23, 2018, at 17:26:09

i'm kind just afraid that past books may disappear, i had the chance when libraries were full of books, but was not in the mood to study or read.....only have to for a research for class

 

Re: library books

Posted by alexandra_k on May 28, 2018, at 7:43:53

In reply to Re: library books, posted by rjlockhart37 on May 24, 2018, at 20:14:01

It would have been a wonderful thing, for me. To have gotten to travel to some of the wonderful libraries that there are, in the US and in Europe. Medical libraries etc.

But instead my life has been wasted away doing... Uh... Nothing of value. Apparently. Not even capable of writing a passable first year essay for Public Health.

While the people running the country can't even manage to label their axes on their graphs or fix the typos (spelling and grammatical errors) in the massive reports or inquiries that many many many individuals are paid many many many thousands of dollars to write over however many years...

I do despise this country for wasting my life.

 

Re: library books

Posted by alexandra_k on May 28, 2018, at 7:49:05

In reply to Re: library books, posted by alexandra_k on May 28, 2018, at 7:43:53

I do despise all those people put in charge of me who were incapable of being responsive to reason.

I do despise all those people put in charge who lack the capacity to... Do much of anything, at all, except get fat off of depriving more and more and more people of more and more and more of what they needed.

I do despise all those people who will work to defend how the public schools aren't really all that bad. They are culturally friendly in not teaching people reading, writing, or arithmetic! And so on...

While demonstrating the ultimate hypocracy when it comes to what they will effect for their own kids.

And then to see their own kids...

Who also, often, can't kill themselves fast enough. Because their parents have decided they will do this, and they will do that, and they will jolly well do whatever they're f*ck*ng told given what has been invested in them...

And it's just a culture of bullies. A culture of people obsessed with the micro-mismanagement of others. The people who 'stood up!' and 'got in there!' and 'had a go!' at f*ck*ng things up for more and more people...

While those with capacity just got the f*ck out.

Because there's nothing else to be done, really.

This is just the sh*t heap of the world. The wasteland. I'm done trying to use reason to converse with hypocryte psychopaths who are non-responsive to reason. Who selectively lack the capacity.

This is the world that they made.

Well done.


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