What's Everyone Reading?

Mockingbird
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#1441
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Were they writing about me?

Ya know, I've yet to see a reference to you in the book, but I'll let you know if I do.
 
JLM
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#1442
Quote: Originally Posted by Mockingbird View Post

Ya know, I've yet to see a reference to you in the book, but I'll let you know if I do.

You have me in suspense now- the chances of two stable geniuses is just about nil, but I can't imagine there being another one.
 
JLM
#1443
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/bo...9780735236899?


An excellent book about all aspects of aging and how to improve the process. I just wish it would have been available for reading 30 years ago.
 
Walter
#1444
Past Tense, the 24th book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child.
 
Avro52
#1445
The bible.

Incest, murder, betrayal.....it’s got it all.
 
NZDoug
#1446
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Started reading Future Shock again. Read it quite a few years ago. It explains this forum quite nicely

Me too.
Now,
Number one international bestseller
“SAPIENS”
A brief history of humankind
by
Yuval Noah Harari
 from the back cover,
Fire gave us power.
Gossip helped us cooperate.
Agriculture need is hungry for more.
Mythology maintained law and order.
Money gave us something we can really trust.
Contradictions created culture.
Science made us deadly.
This is a thrilling account of our extraordinary history-from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.
So I’m half way.
Tbones, its “Future Shocky”
Ocean breeze,
It’s up your alley
��
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a fun, engaging look at early human history..... you’ll have a hard time putting it down-Bill Gates
Interesting and provocative...
It gives you a sense of perspective on how briefly we been on this earth, how short things like agriculture and science have been around, and why it makes sense for us not to take them for granted.
Barack Obama.

 
Roberthew
#1447
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Walter
#1448
Quote: Originally Posted by Roberthew View Post

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Phuk off.
 
Mowich
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#1449


One of the best written and documented books by an FN that I have read. Mr Helin has concrete ideas on how FNs can get off the government tit and actually improve their lives.
 
JLM
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#1450
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post



One of the best written and documented books by an FN that I have read. Mr Helin has concrete ideas on how FNs can get off the government tit and actually improve their lives.


Which brings to mind Clarence Louie, chief of the Osoyoos Reserve.
 
Mowich
+2
#1451
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Which brings to mind Clarence Louie, chief of the Osoyoos Reserve.


From what I have read about Chief Louie, JLM - he espouses much of the same thinking as that of Mr Helin. Quit complaining about your life and do something positive to make changes. Show up on time or don't bother coming at all. Get a job. Work hard. And work to rid FNs of the Indian Act and the AFN - both of which only work to keep FNs from achieving their goals while aiding and abetting corrupt band chiefs and councils. All very laudable but rarely discussed or heard as the MSM prefers the whingers, complainers and wanna-be-significants.
 
gerryh
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#1452
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

From what I have read about Chief Louie, JLM - he espouses much of the same thinking as that of Mr Helin. Quit complaining about your life and do something positive to make changes. Show up on time or don't bother coming at all. Get a job. Work hard. And work to rid FNs of the Indian Act and the AFN - both of which only work to keep FNs from achieving their goals while aiding and abetting corrupt band chiefs and councils. All very laudable but rarely discussed or heard as the MSM prefers the whingers, complainers and wanna-be-significants.


He is one of the greatest. It's too bad his own people don't realize it.
 
JLM
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#1453
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

He is one of the greatest. It's too bad his own people don't realize it.


I have nothing but utmost respect for Clarence Louie.
 
Mowich
+1
#1454
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I have nothing but utmost respect for Clarence Louie.

I have the utmost respect for all FNs who think and act like Mr Helin and Chief Louie, JLM. That they don't get more national coverage is shameful and a perfect example of how our media has sold out to the virtue-signalling so-called 'woke' crowd who prefer to bitch, complain and march in our streets yelling at buildings as they DEMAND government money/support rather than buckling down and simply getting to work.

Here's another success story you will NEVER hear about from our national media.

"In 1996 the Membertou First Nation had $1 million dollar deficit and a budget of $4.5 million. According to lawyer and former band CEO Bernd Christmas, the rate of unemployment was 95%, health and social pathologies rampant. As the result of hard work and strategic community planning, current revenues generated are $65 million, and they have 450 employees. Membertou also contributes approximately $165 million annually to the maritime economy. Between 1996 to 2005, community reliance on government support decreased from 100% to 10%, with their operations making them the largest employer in the region. Mr. Christmas notes that of the approximately $9 billion in Federal Transfer payments to First Nations in 2005, most of the monies are earmarked as social 'handouts' with only approximately $640 million available for economic development. Given the number of First Nations in Canada, this amounts to a paltry $1 million a year for the most critical area of development for First Nations.

Membertou clearly acknowledged that rather than chase welfare dollars, their efforts would be better spent pursuing the enormous business opportunities available. In 2001, Membertou achieved Official International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000 certification, making it the first Indigenous government in Canada, and likely the world, to meet internationally recognized business standards. Membertou, as far as the writer is aware, is the only First Nation in Canada that posts its community audited financial statements on its website for the world to see."

There is more to the Membertou success story but I chose to stop there and suggest that anyone interested in that community and the numerous other First Nation's communities mentioned therein who have improved their lives and welfare, get a copy of the book.

Also, Dances with Dependency was published in 2006 so there may be even more such communities who have thrived and are now solidly standing on their own two feet. I am search of their stories too.
 

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