Saturday, February 17, 2018


Ed Bemis
8 hrs ·
This is one of the first writings I have seen that takes a *realistic* look at preventing gun, and other, violence.
Ed Bemis
Ed Bemis We can have that discussion. But realistically it would be about as effective as discussing how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. I live in the REAL world. I need to hear real solutions. Even IF assault style weapons were banned, there are enough out there to last at least 30 years. So other than feeling good, what have you really accomplished?
Terry A Travers
Terry A Travers No one I'm aware of in the history of our Republic has ever suggested banning guns from citizens. No serious person.
Ed Bemis
Ed Bemis Terry A Travers than you need to get out more.
Terry A Travers
Terry A Travers Name one.
Ed Bemis
Ed Bemis Terry A Travers there are about 2 or 3 every time I open Facebook. I'm not going to publicly post their names as that wouldn't be fair. But there are many who think that is a reasonable solution.
Terry A Travers
Terry A Travers I'm not talking about people on Facebook. I'm talking about a public figure. A public figure who wants to collect everyone's guns. You don't strike me as someone who is so vested in your own private arsenal of wmds that they will follow the black flag of the NRA.
Ed Bemis
Ed Bemis Terry A Travers then we are speaking of apples and oranges. I was speaking, I thought clearly, of the general populace. You are right. I have no use for the NRA. Pretty disputable organization in my book. But that's just one person's opinion.·
Terry A Travers
Terry A Travers So you can't name one person of substance who has called for all the guns to be called in? Do you read what you're commenting on? Your Facebook friends don't write laws, nor do they enforce them. I watch enough Fox News and I've been listening to Hanni...See More
Ed Bemis
Ed Bemis Terry A Travers you are often far better at talking than at listening. I think finishing with you is a great idea. I do not watch Fox nor listen/watch any of the programs you mention. I also have spent about 100 times longer in the Massachusetts Statehouse than I suspect you have. So I am well aware of the legislative process.
Terry A Travers I bow to no one when it comes to having reached out to and stood up for the insulted and injured in this life. There are plenty of people who I've known and sometimes even befriended who I wouldn't feel comfortable having so much as a sharpened pencil. Adam Lanza's idiot mother who was able to enable her brain damaged son to shoot babies was on many people's radar who could do nothing. Her son should have been institutionalized early and kept there. Third degree sex offenders have their identities broadcast far and wide and are watched intensively. The same should be the fate of those who are a danger to kill indiscriminately. Not compatible with out laws? My life and well being and the lives and well being of my loved ones trumps your Constitution. Our obsession with privacy makes it even harder to "do the right thing" in this life. I agree with opinions I'm hearing on main stream media that the young generation -- today's high school kids will be the ones to lead us out of this miasma. Young people ended the Viet-Nam War and Young People will make America Great for the first time. The times, they are a-changing."

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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House    More Info  Borrow
By Michael Wolff. From Henry Holt and Co..
Amazon rank #7

With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time
The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous―and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself.

In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office.

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When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing    More Info  Borrow
By Daniel H. Pink. From Riverhead Books.
Amazon rank #117

Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home.
Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork.

Timing, it's often assumed, is an art.
Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel    More Info  Borrow
By Jesmyn Ward. From Scribner.
(3,382 reviews)  Amazon rank #128

A searing and profound Southern odyssey by National Book Award–winner Jesmyn Ward.

In Jesmyn Ward's first novel since her National Book Award–winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament, Ward gives us an epochal story, a journey through Mississippi's past and present that is both an intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle.
The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World    More Info  Borrow
By Charles C. Mann. From Knopf.
(7 reviews)  Amazon rank #1,651

From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493--an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's world.
In forty years, Earth's population will reach ten billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be?
Hellbent (Evan Smoak)    More Info  Borrow
By Gregg Hurwitz. From Minotaur Books.
(97 reviews)  Amazon rank #1,936

Evan Smoak―government assassin gone rogue―returns in Hellbent, an engrossing, unputdownable thriller from Gregg Hurwitz, the latest in his #1 international bestselling Orphan X series.
Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.
This Is What Happened    More Info  Borrow
By Mick Herron. From Soho Crime.
(25 reviews)  Amazon rank #3,767

From CWA Gold Dagger winner Mick Herron comes a shocking, twisted novel of psychological suspense about one woman's attempt to be better than ordinary
Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice.
Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar (I Can Read Level 1)    More Info  Borrow
By James Dean. From HarperCollins.
Amazon rank #14,136

Pete the Cat meets a super-cool caterpillar in the first Pete the Cat Level 1 I Can Read tale from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator James Dean!

Pete thinks he found a new best friend. But when his caterpillar goes missing, Pete has to find out what happened to his new friend. Pete is in for one wild surprise at the end!
The Last to Let Go    More Info  Borrow
By Amber Smith. From Margaret K. McElderry Books.
(55 reviews)  Amazon rank #16,075

A twisted tragedy leaves Brooke and her siblings on their own in this provocative new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used To Be.

How do you let go of something you've never had?
Junior year for Brooke Winters is supposed to be about change. She's transferring schools, starting fresh, and making plans for college so she can finally leave her hometown, her family, and her past behind.
Cutting Edge    More Info  Borrow
By Ward Larsen. From Forge Books.
Amazon rank #17,587

A helicopter crash alters a Coast Guard rescue swimmer's life forever in Cutting Edge, a suspense thriller by USA Today bestselling author Ward Larsen
Trey DeBolt is a young man at the crest of life. His role as a Coast Guard rescue swimmer in Alaska offers him a rewarding job and limitless adventure. Then a tragic accident alters his life: during a harrowing rescue, his helicopter goes down.

Severely injured, DeBolt awakens in a seaside cabin in Maine, thousands of miles from where the accident occurred.
Live and Let Swim: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish    More Info  Borrow
By Mo O'Hara. From Square Fish.
(7 reviews)  Amazon rank #28,069

The name's Goldfish. Zombie Goldfish. Fishy mayhem abounds with two more fin-tastic stories from author Mo O'Hara featuring our favorite (New York Times-bestselling!) zombie goldfish.

Frankie was a completely normal pet goldfish . . . until Tom's evil-scientist big brother tried to murder him with toxic gunge!
The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1    More Info  Borrow
By Cassandra Clare. From Yen Press.
(147 reviews)  Amazon rank #43,255

Cassandra Clare's bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments, is adapted into a graphic novel series!
The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary    More Info  Borrow
By Nonieqa Ramos. From Carolrhoda Lab TM.
(22 reviews)  Amazon rank #49,026

Macy's school officially classifies her as "disturbed," but Macy isn't interested in how others define her. She's got more pressing problems: her mom can't move off the couch, her dad's in prison, her brother's been kidnapped by Child Protective Services, and now her best friend isn't speaking to her. Writing in a dictionary format, Macy explains the world in her own termscomplete with gritty characters and outrageous endeavors.
All Things Bright and Strange    More Info  Borrow
By James Markert. From Thomas Nelson.
(48 reviews)  Amazon rank #72,521

In the wake of World War I in the small, Southern town of Bellhaven, South Carolina, the town folk believe they've found a little slice of heaven in a mysterious chapel in the woods. But they soon realize that evil can come in the most beautiful of forms.

The people of Bellhaven have always looked to Ellsworth Newberry for guidance, but after losing his wife and his future as a professional pitcher, he is moments away from testing his mortality once and for all. Until he finally takes notice of the changes in his town . . .
Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World    More Info  Borrow
By Eric Metaxas. From Penguin Audio.
(152 reviews)  Amazon rank #82,243

"A new magisterial biography . . . another epic work [from Eric Metaxas]."
—Hugh Hewitt

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes a brilliant and inspiring biography of the most influential man in modern history, Martin Luther, in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation
On All Hallow's Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew.
Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War (The Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity)    More Info  Borrow
By Lisa Brooks. From Yale University Press.
Amazon rank #140,985

A compelling and original recovery of Native American resistance and adaptation to colonial America
With rigorous original scholarship and creative narration, Lisa Brooks recovers a complex picture of war, captivity, and Native resistance during the "First Indian War" (later named King Philip's War) by relaying the stories of Weetamoo, a female Wampanoag leader, and James Printer, a Nipmuc scholar, whose stories converge in the captivity of Mary Rowlandson.
Beyond Scandal and Desire: A Sins for All Seasons Novel    More Info  Borrow
By Lorraine Heath. From Avon.
(85 reviews)  Amazon rank #143,338

At birth, Mick Trewlove, the illegitimate son of a duke, was handed over to a commoner. Despite his lowly upbringing, Mick has become a successful businessman, but all his wealth hasn't satisfied his need for revenge against the man who still won't acknowledge him. What else can Mick do but destroy the duke's legitimate son—and woo the heir's betrothed into his own unloving arms . . .

Orphaned and sheltered, Lady Aslyn Hastings longs for a bit of adventure.
Mama's Boyz: In Living Color!    More Info  Borrow
By Jerry Craft. From Mama's Boyz, Incorporated.
Amazon rank #258,873

The humorous struggles of Pauline Porter, as she struggles to run the family bookstore. But that's the easy part. The hard part is trying to raise her two teenage sons, Tyrell and Yusuf. She loves to read-- they'd rather play video games. She likes to eat healthy -- they'd rather eat junk food. She loves ol' school music -- they listen to hip hop. But it would all be worth it if they ever came to realize that all she wants to do is to keep them happy and safe. Based on the popular Mama's Boyz syndicated comic strip.
A Ringside Affair: Boxing's Last Golden Age    More Info  Borrow
By James Lawton. From Bloomsbury Sport.
(2 reviews)  Amazon rank #448,682

For nearly three decades--throughout boxing's most engrossing era from 1977 through 2002--James Lawton was ringside, covering every significant bout, spending time with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hitman Hearns, Roberto Duran, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, and many other great fighters.

Lawton found himself captivated by the sport as he followed it around the world.
Unloved, a Love Story    More Info  Borrow
By Katy Regnery. From Katharine Gilliam Regnery.
(547 reviews)  Amazon rank #522,354

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Vixen and the Vet comes an unforgettable story about loss, redemption and the healing power of love.
Junk Beautiful: Furniture ReFreshed: 30 Clever Furniture Projects to Transform Your Home    More Info  Borrow
By Sue Whitney. From Taunton Press.
(3 reviews)  Amazon rank #627,446

Re-using and re-inventing vintage castoffs as home furnishings take center stage in today's home decor, as these one-of-a-kind treasures create uniquely personal spaces.

Best-selling author and junking maven Sue Whitney unleashes her JUNKMARKET Style on furniture and accessories that make a statement, add a little flair, and tell a story. These pieces are coming from many places--the flea market, antique shop, vintage fair, grandmother's attic, and Goodwill store--and all are getting a new lease on life with a little DIY creativity.
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