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I am reading some Jeremy Clarkson in his book, "Really?". He's very funny.
This is the Renault Espace, probably the best of the people carriers. Not that that's much to shout about. That's like saying “Ooh good I've got syphilis, the BEST of the sexually transmitted diseases.”
The Suzuki Wagon R should be avoided like unprotected sex with an Ethiopian transvestite
“Speed has never killed anyone - suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you.”
― Jeremy Clarkson
Pants-of-dog wrote:I very rarely skip parts of books. I consider it disrespectful to the author.
I skipped Galt’s 150 page radio monologue. No regrets.
Pants, tell me honestly, did you hate this novel? I can’t imagine you having much time for it at all
Rugoz wrote:After finding this excellent podcast, I've read two recommended books on democratic reform in the United States:
Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America by Lee Drutman.
Let the People Rule: How Direct Democracy Can Meet the Populist Challenge by John G. Matsusaka.
Both are ambitious enough to be interesting (unlike low hanging fruit such as abolishing the electoral college) and at the same time realistic in the sense that they are based on existing institutions in the US and abroad. The first book focuses more on history and the latter more on scientific evidence. Both are very US-centric, which I think is a problem for the first book, since the US has little recent experience with multi-party democracy.
I pretty much agree with the reform proposals of the first book (namely multi-member districts with ranked-choice voting). The second book however recommends to start with advisory referendums (i.e. referendums initiated by the legislative majority) because bottom-up binding referendums would require a constitutional amendment. That seems like a bad idea to me. Advisory referendums can be problematic by themselves, but could be especially bad within the US system in the current political climate.
Potemkin wrote:Brexit started out as an advisory referendum. 'Nuff said.
Pants-of-dog wrote:It was not that bad. 6/10, maybe?
fuser wrote:It was highly recommended everywhere and yet just after reading the introduction, it feels like that its going to be shit. Author is just shoehorning geographical determinism to a ridiculous degree.
Drlee wrote:Historians have the annoying habit of trying avoid admitting that our historical "heroes and villains" were frequently people of remarkable ambitions and abilities.
@ness31 This is Going to Hurt - Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
So far, very funny. I’ve had some genuine lolz. It’s also quite graphic. I don’t know how medical folk do what they do. Bleh.
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