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GingerAntics

GingerAntics

Joined February 2018

Neurodivergent Hot Mess 🖖🏻 Literati. Historian. Scholar. Semi-Autodidact. Shakespeare addict. Whovian. Ravenclaw. Spockian. Former Christian.
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This is the first book I‘ve heard this word that didn‘t have Luc and Oliver. It made me smile like an idiot on the bus! The more I think about it, this is probably a book Oliver has read somewhere along the way. 😂
#GodIsNotOne #StephenProthero #busbook #LondonCalling #BoyfriendMaterial #HusbandMaterial #Oliver #Lucien #OliverAndLuc

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I haven‘t really listened to any books since last Tuesday. My mom had her knee replaced and I just haven‘t felt up to it. Maybe after my PT and chiro appt this afternoon.

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Starting this new audiobook this morning.
#GodIsNotOne #StephenProthero #audiobook #busbook

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I really loved this book. I don‘t agree with everything in here, but I did get a lot out of it. I started meditating again and it really helped me to decide to choose a different response to other people‘s drama and anger.
#JayShetty #ThinkLikeAMonk #audiobook #busbook

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This is certainly a much different version of events, a much different story than what was presented in Catholic school and by my devoutly Irish Catholic grandmother. Honestly, if my grandmother had actually known about some of these things, she would have explained them away or seen it as Catholic persecution. Sadly, this is how most people will take this entire book.
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GingerAntics The same actions by anyone else would be swiftly condemned by these same people, which should tell you everything you need to know.

The evidence here is sometimes sparse because of the short nature of this book. I would have loved a longer book with the proper evidence Hitchens is known for digging up.
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I just can‘t with this book anymore. If you are into martial arts for the sport, the exercise, the community - if you‘re more into forms than sparring - this book is absolutely NOT written for you. If you‘re into martial arts to win fist fights (street fights is Christensen‘s preferred term), to beat people up, to find new, unique, inventive, and technical ways to hurt people…
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GingerAntics then this is just the book you need to do all those things better than ever before! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 1mo
GingerAntics He repeatedly and at length waxes poetic about all the fist fights he got into as a police officer, even advocating dealing with a person who is upset by elbowing them repeatedly in the face (complete with pictures). 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 1mo
GingerAntics This is like a manual on everything that is wrong with police officers and everything that makes good and decent cops look like monsters. It‘s also a manual on all the negative stereotypes about martial arts and martial artists and how to make them seem like a reality. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 1mo
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GingerAntics Some of the drills assume you have martial arts equipment in your home that smaller martial arts schools don‘t even always have. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 1mo
GingerAntics Some of the exercises and/or techniques make no sense as they are described (how do you do a front kick starting with your knee facing the ground, your foot “as close to your rear as you can get it,” pointing at your target but still a FRONT kick - this isn‘t even physically possible unless you‘ve dislocated your hips and can somehow kick through your body?) 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 1mo
GingerAntics and they have no photos (but we get photos of him elbowing a person who is upset - good choice). To make this entire thing even more nonsensical, no videos are available of these techniques even in the vast world of YouTube, so are they really that great? YouTube has dozens (hundreds, thousands, innumerable) tutorials on every move ever used in an MMA fight, but it doesn‘t have a single video of an “upside down front kick” or a “cobra kick.” 👇🏻 1mo
GingerAntics MAKE IT MAKE SENSE!!! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 1mo
GingerAntics This book is a total waste of time and money for any real martial artist. Ask for home drills from your instructors or from martial artists online. This book is a nightmare for any real martial artist. 1mo
Dilara Oh dear! That sounds awful. 1mo
Bookwomble Oh! 😱 Sounds like everything that's wrong with martial arts. Thank goodness the author's no longer a police officer. 1mo
GingerAntics @Bookwomble that‘s the thing, that‘s NOT martial arts. Every teacher I‘ve ever had has been very clear that they will not tolerate people with this mentality in their schools. They would kick out an adult like this, and they would never allow a kid becoming this to belt test until they stopped doing this. This is all of the stereotypes that aren‘t even true. This doesn‘t match the tenants of any martial art. 1mo
GingerAntics @Dilara this guy is a piece of work 1mo
quietlycuriouskate Ugh, that sounds beyond terrible! Re your comment, MAKE IT MAKE SENSE: seconded, as an all-purpose principle. 1mo
Bookwomble I get it: he's Cobra Kai! 🐍 1mo
GingerAntics @Bookwomble I haven‘t seen that show. I don‘t get it. Is that just people beating up other people for the sake of beating them up? He‘s supposedly this greatly respected martial arts instructor, if YouTube and articles about him can be believed. I‘m just glad he‘s not a cop anymore. Police brutality much? 1mo
GingerAntics @quietlycuriouskate right? None of it makes sense. This is not how martial arts is taught, nor should it be. 3w
GingerAntics @Bookwomble he claims it‘s from kajukenbo… of which I can find nothing of this kick anywhere. It‘s a combination of karate, judo, kendo, and boxing, none of which have this kick. Karate has a cobra kick, but it‘s a type of side kick, not a front kick. I swear, he‘s just making this 💩 up as he goes. 🙄 3w
Bookwomble Less "Mr Miyagi", more "Mr My Arse"! ? 3w
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Again, this is in stark contrast to the childhood inflicted upon millions of children by religions and their negative view of human beings, especially children.
#UnconditionalParenting #AlfieKohn #children #childhood #haven #refuge #religion #GodIsNotGreat #ChristopherHitchens

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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It‘s amazing how many quotes popped up on Readwise today that fit with the book I finished this evening.
#TheTestaments #MargaretAtwood #GodIsNotGreat #ChristopherHitchens #sexism #antiwoman #rebellion #religion

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Martyr or evangelical revival circuit faith healer. Just saying. My last read (God is Not Great) has me wanting to watch the documentary “Marjoe” now.
#TheDarkeningAge #CatherineNixey

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I greatly enjoyed this book. Some of this information was absolutely revolutionary to me. Some of it I already knew, but he took those a step or more - further than I dared take them previously - to their logical end. There is nothing shocking about this book, honestly.
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GingerAntics If one has thought critically about all the stories one has been told as a child and compared them with the actions of the story tellers, this falls right in line with what you already know, but adds more to broaden that understanding. I can definitely see this as a conversation starter for the open minded, and would gladly read it again with a good group. 1mo
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And yet, those with the greatest faith never realise they are NOT part of any group reasonably and logically referred to as “men and women of real conscience.”
#GodIsNotGreat #ChristopherHitchens #conscience #faith #religion #philosophy #humanism

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TheBookHippie Yes!!!! 1mo
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie this was such a great read. History, philosophy, religion, no holds barred. We could have so much fun with this book! 1mo
TheBookHippie Must read. 1mo
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GingerAntics @TheBookHippie would LOVE to do this as a buddy read. Maybe this is how we should kick off 2024 in the dead philosophers society! 1mo
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics yes. I‘m in 1mo
kspenmoll Sounds good! I think my hubby has it. 1mo
GingerAntics @kspenmoll I had a feeling you might be on board! I‘ll put a post up today see who else wants to read this one. There is another book that just came out late last year about free will that might be right up our alley, too. 1mo
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This is, of course, assuming organized religion HAS a conscience, which we all know they do not.
#GodIsNotGreat #ChristopherHitchens #religion #conscience #women #children #criticalthinking #freeinquiry #tribalism #racism #bigotry #ignorance #contempt #coercive

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Anyone else see a problem here? This guy goes on and on about how he was a cop and all the fist fights he got into. A motorist is angry, so your response is to elbow him in the face repeatedly? This guy is straight up obsessed with beating people up. He doesn‘t give a crap about sport, his in it to beat people up. I don‘t feel like this is what martial arts are supposed to be about these days.
#SoloTraining #LorenWChristensen

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GingerAntics @kspenmoll yeah, I haven‘t read any more of this one. I think it‘s going to be my first DNF of 2024! 1mo
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Is there ANY religion that protects children?!
#ChristopherHitchens #GodIsNotGreat #religion #children #logic #ethics

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It‘s has been a crazy few days/week here, but this is really bringing my mind down from all that overstimulation and helping me find a sense of calm.
#JayShetty #ThinkLikeAMonk #audiobook #busbook

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2023: World War III | Carl Berryman
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Over all, I read 61 books for the year (not great, but not terrible). Here‘s to more great reads in 2024!
#2023 #booklog #endofyear #audiobook #ebook #paperback #hardcover

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2023: World War III | Carl Berryman
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I‘m a bit late to the party on this. I spent the entire weekend fighting the flu. I finished 52 books in Apple Books last year. #2023 #endofyear #applebooks #ebooks #audiobooks #abookaweek

kspenmoll I hope you are feeling better now! 2mo
GingerAntics @kspenmoll Monday will be my first day back at work. I finally went to the walk in clinic on Friday and they put me on basically a Z pack. It‘s just going to be working on increasing my stamina again. I still can‘t stand up for more than a few minutes without sitting down. Officially not COVID or the flu, but whatever it is has really knocked me on my butt. 2mo
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SO EXCITED FOR THIS… it is officially preordered! I‘m not sure what I‘m going to do with myself until next September, though.
#tjklune #somewherebeyondthesea #houseintheceruleansea #preorder

ju.ca.no Saaaaame😍😍😍 2mo
GingerAntics @ju.ca.no apparently I‘m just going to be waiting until late 2024 for EVERY next instalment. I don‘t know if I can make it. 2mo
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Love this quote. This speaks to me on a spiritual, soul deep level.
#AlixEHarrow #TheOnceAndFutureWitches #equinox #solstice #moonlight #wildwomen #wildheartedwomen #outdoors

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Loved this book. The last sentence here seems to get more important every year since I first read this in 2020.
#TaraWestover #Educated #yourvoicematters #youarestrongerthanyouknow

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The fact people are okay with, even happy with, a time widely and opening known as “post truth” is troubling… and shows that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
#allanbloom #theclosingoftheamericanmind #inalienablerights #americansociety #truth #relativetruth #posttruth #whatistruth #ourrightsarenomore

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Somehow music expression is humanising… so long as it‘s not Mick Jagger. Someone make that make sense? How closed minded of him. This dude needs to read Alfie Kohn and redo the assignment.
#allanbloom #theclosingoftheamericanmind #music #selfexpression #humanity

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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This is one of my favourite quotes from Good Omens. You have no idea how happy I was to see it included in the show.
#TerryPratchett #NeilGaiman #sirterrypratchett #goodomens #god #dice #odds #davidtennant #michaelsheen #amazon #amazonprime #amazonprimevideo

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I think there are American lawmakers that would recreate this law, and a surprising number of citizens that would support it, if they were smart enough to word it in a way that kept it constitutional. Religious freedom has NEVER been a Christian idea.
#catherinenixey #thedarkeningage #christianity #religiousfreedom #freedomofspeech #freedomofthought #angryandreligious #christiansarewhatswronghere #christiandestructionoftheclassicalworld

GingerAntics Notice, you can find a christian school in every flavour, you can find a classical school, but you can never find a christian classical school. Gee, I wonder why? 3mo
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LoverOfLearning One of my top 5 books!! Ioved the characters so much. 3w
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This book was a real eye opener. I mean, I already thought that the folks who can‘t complain about millennials or gen z enough were full of hot air, but here is the scientific proof.
If you work with young people (or old people), this book is a must read. The author in general is a must read, too.
#alfiekohn #themythofthespoiledchild #dontcomplainread #readthis

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This connects amazingly well to the book Laziness does not exist. It also explains why intellectuals are not valued in American society.
#susanwisebauer #thewelleducatedmind #devinprice #lazinessdoesnotexist

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#susanwisebauer #thewelleducatedmind #readwise
I‘ve started using an app called Readwise, that shows you the things you have highlighted in books you have read. It helps you remember what you‘ve read and review them. It‘s actually kind of cool.

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Iron Flame | Rebecca Yarros
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I died when I read this. I straight up, literally laughed out loud when Maren pops this out with ZERO hesitation. Talk about some comic relief!
#rebeccayarros #ironflame #theempyreanseries

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Iron Flame | Rebecca Yarros
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I inhaled this one. I couldn‘t get enough. I was a little annoyed with Vi in the first few chapters, but it was completely worth pushing through. The cliffhanger at the end was painful! I need the next book. I will tape her together, I will alternately ice her and heat her, I will feed her, whatever it takes to help her get book three finished! Also, I will never look at a throne the same way again. 🤯
#rebeccayarros #ironflame #theemperianseries

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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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A friend recommended this book and said she was dying for the second book, so I waited until the second book came out so I could listen to them back to back, and I am SO glad I did! I am absolutely in love with this book. I love dragons, and this did not disappoint.
#rebeccayarros #fourthwing #theempyreanseries

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TheBookHippie I think by us reading this or these we are reading what is without the extremist views, mostly and I think it is really smart to do. I think we have pre conceived notions about all people and religions and when reading we see there is not much different in any religion and also how far extremist take it...if that makes sense..... 4mo
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TheBookHippie The Prophet (SAAS) says: 'Women are the (equal) sisters of men'. Women make up half of society and they are responsible for the nurturing, guidance and reformation of the subsequent generations of men and women. It is the female who imbues principles and faith into the souls of the nation.
I remember reading this and thinking how close it is to Judaism and how far it is from Christianity .........

This was my understanding before reading this
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TheBookHippie I believe we are a soul, first. But that's my hippie side I am sure. 4mo
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TheBookHippie Let's try and see what happens???
Seriously though, yes to say that you can cloud judgement. gain an unwanted addicted......
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From this point onwards, these questions have been on my phone for a week now (10/28) and I totally forgot to post. Sorry guys. I promise I have a brain in here somewhere… I just have to… find it…
#PhilosophyInTheIslamicWorld #PeterAdamson #Philosophy #AdventuresInPhilosophy #DeadPhilosophersSociety
@TheBookHippie @ravenlee @JaclynW @RavenLovelyReads @AlaSkaat @Chrissyreadit @kspenmoll @bnp

TheBookHippie AHA. It is good and bad... HAHAHAHA. Just because it feels good doesn't mean it is okay. There are rules. NOT the rules of the far right religious idiots but common decency consent etc.... 4mo
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TheBookHippie Could I make an appointment please? Is the Divine all knowledge or is all knowledge the Divine? AND if Eve ate of the tree of knowledge why didn't she gain it all? 4mo
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TheBookHippie IT is like fate, destiny, kismet yes? 4mo
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TheBookHippie Good grief no. Some are intellectual and some are not. Some have capability for it some do not. I think I think this because it keeps me sane. HA. 4mo
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TheBookHippie I do think there are multiple layers of knowledge ... I think you can know in differing ways as well: heart-mind-soul-body...
I do think that is what people do not understand or pay attention to or honor.
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TheBookHippie No worries! I‘ll get to these soon! 4mo
TheBookHippie Apparently it is NOT. OY VEY.
I do not think so... should be though.
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TheBookHippie Exist possibly for whom seems to be the question and in what form....... 4mo
TheBookHippie Coincidently my reading Rumi everyday has made me think even more.....that I just do not know ... 4mo
bnp I am behind, just starting reading about eternity today. Maybe I'll have more comments in a day or two. 4mo
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GingerAntics @bnp that‘s okay! I haven‘t read Chapter 5 yet. lol How did I end up in charge here? 4mo
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics 😂😵‍💫🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🙃 we all get it done eventually 4mo
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie lol I finished it last week… then completely forgot to post. 4mo
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TheBookHippie Possibly so. I still am stuck on my own thoughts. 4mo
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TheBookHippie Ah, here in lies the rub............. What makes time?
Time as we understand it is not how others have always, time is relative I believe.
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