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    I don't know if anyone reads books these days, I still do. Anyhoo on a recommendation I picked up a book called The One-eyed Poacher of Privilege and the Maine Woods. It's about this old Maine hunter and his adventures outwitting the game warden, it is hilarious. I couldn't put it down. I found copy on abesbooks for 25 dollars, it is worth it
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?


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    That's for the head up.....
    I like paper reading material.
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    WOW....Just checked out Amazon ....LOL $467 for a used paper back copy...Hard backs for $125....Randy do you ever loan out your books?

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    lol, yea I had to shop around, nope never lend my books out.
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    Dang....I have references...The lady on the local book mobile does not count. I think I scared her with some of the books I asked for....I will let you keep my library card...
    I did find one for $40 but i am still debating.

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    maybe get it through a library loan exchange
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    Yes I am exploring that possibility Monday when I go by the library I think. Thank you for the heads up. I really enjoy reading books, so I am always on the look out for a good read.

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    I love books. Unfortunately, I'm dyslexic and it takes me forever to work through one, so I will almost always download a digital copy and have my computer read it to me.

    Also, when I moved to Colorado from Alabama, I got rid of my banjo and almost all my hard copy (I left 90% of all I owned with a guy that had a booth at a flea market) and transferred all the media I didn't want to give up into digital copy. There were only a few books - field guides, user guides, handbooks, signed copies, gifts, etc. - that I kept. Now I have 32 DVD holders full of DVDs.

    Heh. I once knew a guy that suggested that, if the s ever htf, we could get together all the DVDs, use a microscope to read the 1s and 0s, and retranslate them into words. That way, we could start society back up.....
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    It would be my luck to get through all the 1s and 0s. I'd be something like 96 and find out I'd just decoded Dick and Jane.

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    LOL....but just think of the great benefit you would have done mankind- the discovery of a real classic.

    I'm not saying it isn't technically feasible - but 4600000000 1s and 0s would take some time to figure out. I wonder if the battery on my laptop would hold out that long......
    True enough, my final home is still out there, but this is most certainly my home range and I love it. I love every rock I fall off and tree I trip over. Even when I am close to dying from exhaustion, a beautiful sunset doesn't lose it's power to refresh and inspire me and that, in itself, is enough to save me sometimes.

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