Do you like to read non-fiction?

United States
June 12, 2007 9:14pm CST
Wouldn't it be nice if the mainstream media would give us some non-fiction, or at least some real news? Here's a whole lot of documented, cited news that has been censored from mainstream American media: http://www.projectcensored.org/censored_2007/index.htm Have fun reading the non-fiction: 1. Future of Internet Debate Ignored by Media 2. Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran 3. Oceans of the World in Extreme Danger 4. Hunger and Homelessness Increasing in the US 5. High-Tech Genocide in Congo 6. Federal Whistleblower Protection in Jeopardy 7. US Operatives Torture Detainees to Death in Afghanistan and Iraq 8. Pentagon Exempt from Freedom of Information Act 9. The World Bank Funds Israel-Palestine Wall 10. Expanded Air War in Iraq Kills More Civilians 11. Dangers of Genetically Modified Food Confirmed 12. Pentagon Plans to Build New Landmines 13. New Evidence Establishes Dangers of Roundup 14. Homeland Security Contracts KBR to Build Detention Centers in the US 15. Chemical Industry is EPA’s Primary Research Partner 16. Ecuador and Mexico Defy US on International Criminal Court 17. Iraq Invasion Promotes OPEC Agenda 18. Physicist Challenges Official 9-11 Story 19. Destruction of Rainforests Worst Ever 20. Bottled Water: A Global Environmental Problem ...and that's just the top 20 documented, cited news stories that we should be hearing, seeing, and reading in our media.
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13 Jun 07
I don't really read. When I do it's a good horror book or a classic from the past. I don't read many other genres with exceptions but I mainly stick to that. I do read the news but only when it's not full of silly stories. ~Joey
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• United States
13 Jun 07
I hear ya, Paris and her latest are more important than what's really going on? Gimme a break. I'm reading Christopher Moore (the book is enthralling, but the title escapes me) right now, what are you reading? Thanks for stopping by.
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@waynet (2650)
13 Jun 07
I'm still reading the lord of the rings... I started it way back when I was 12 years old and am still reading it now!! Tolkiens descriptions are a tad too wordy!!
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@waynet (2650)
14 Jun 07
oh hellhounds my favourite I'm doing a hellhound painting on a huge canvas and it's shaping up pretty well!!
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• United States
13 Jun 07
I absolutly can not read nonfiction. It is to boring for me, I have a creative mind so I need creativity in my books. That's why I go fiction all the way baby! :)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Nothing wrong with fiction for pleasure reading. I'm digging on some fiction around bedtime myself, lol. If you ever want to know what the news isn't telling you, tho, feel free to come back and check out the rest of the topic. Lots of news they aren't letting us know on TV, Radio & in newspapers or magazines these days. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)
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• United States
13 Jun 07
Oh okay. I def. will keep checking this discussion! :) If you need a really good fiction book to cuddle up with try Contest by Matthew Reilly. It is really good. It's long and I finished it in under 2 days! I could not put it down! :)
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• United States
14 Jun 07
What kind of fiction does he write? I'm reading Christopher Moore's "A Dirty Job" right now, it's sort of a comedic-horror, if there is such a thing. I'm nearly finished with it.
@CatNPK (461)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I almost exclusively read non-fiction. I find most fiction too flimsy and sadly, repetitive. While I enjoy various topics, I definitely enjoy the Project Censored line of books and have browsed most of them these past several years. I especially enjoy travel accounts, which are both non-fiction yet subjective - I think anyone who is turned off by non-fiction should try it. There is a huge trend toward writing "pop" non-fiction, in a good sense. These books read much smoother than your typical "each sentence referenced to 5 sources" types of non-fiction (which I read as well, as I do wear the hat of academia), some so well that you can swallow it down as fast and easily as a novel. To me, there is nothing boring about knowledge. Call me a nerd...
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• United States
14 Jun 07
Nothing wrong with nerds...if it weren't for us nerds, people would still be communicating through Pony Express and carrier pigeons, lol. Thanks for stopping by, I share your opinion about non-fiction, except for the part about not enjoying fiction--I choose my fiction carefully, if it is supposed to be far-out, then I'm not disappointed in the lack of realism (i.e. Stephen King, Anne Rice, Dean Koontz, Christopher Moore--all far-out, a break from reality to me). Non-fiction is something everyone should pay attention to at least to the extent of what will effect them directly--like the goings on in the world, etc. If you have any links to share concerning non-fiction and other facts, you're more than welcome to come back and leave them. I'd be interested in taking a look.
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• United States
13 Jun 07
Some of this stuff sounds like a horror movie, only trouble is it's all really happening, real life horror.
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• United States
13 Jun 07
That's true, Free, but I refuse to be afraid.
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• United States
13 Jun 07
Thats some pretty interesting stuff visitorinvasion.
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• United States
13 Jun 07
Interesting & ugly at the same time, but people have right to know.
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@FSCAries (881)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Non-fiction would definitely be a lot more useful to read, however it seems most everything out there nowadays is about war, crime, and other atrocities that exist in this world, and that is just too depressing.
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• United States
13 Jun 07
Sure, it's depressing, and it's no wonder so many people ignore the truth. I can't though. I worry a lot about the future and the present state of things. Thank you for stopping by.
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@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
15 Jun 07
Censored? If there were a concerted effort to censor this stuff, it wouldn't be seen... It wasn't censored it was screened through a capitalist media machine that deemed it unprofitable. Bigger news and more damaging news is on the media all the time, so what happened there? It must be hard to live in so much paranoia, but I guess if it makes you think you're better than everyone else in your own little world, it might be worth it.
• United States
16 Jun 07
Ms nice guy, you must be blind in one eye and can't see out of the other if you can't see what they are up to. There is a thing called a New World Order a one world government not under a constitution, but under a rule of law and that law will be what ever they say it is. Do you want to live that way? Do you want your kids or grand kids to have to live that way? Do you want them to say to you some day " why " what were you thinking, why did you set back and just let this happen. Just look at the mess you have left behind for us to clean up. Why grampa why.
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• United States
16 Jun 07
Here about the new world order write here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CWBTL33MpA&mode=related&search=