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    Quote Originally Posted by RMNIXON View Post
    Knowing people who worked at the library in my former community I was pleased to hear that most kids and even teens are still reading books. In fact Young Adult books are big these days. The sad news is that adults aged 20-50 don't seem to read much preferring Wifi computer access and DVD's. Older folks like me still read of course.
    My two youngest were raised in the same house by the same parents - a house with books almost literally everywhere - and were given the same opportunity to own and read books, with the wife and I as role models in that regard. My daughter is now 34 and I was in her house yesterday and seriously don't believe she even owns any books. Not to suggest that the two things are necessarily connected, but although she's been working at one job or another since she was a young teenager and has a very good work ethic, she has never really held a job of any great responsibility, or one that lasted more than a few years. My youngest son, on the other hand, who is 31, has always surrounded himself with books, and has a wide-ranging knowledge of all manner of subjects as a result. He and I frequently text back and forth about the latest books we've found. Since college, he's been a reporter, the Deputy Communications Director for a member of Congress, and now lives in Washington, D.C., where he is a well-positioned researcher and writer for a media watchdog group - a job he loves and is extremely good at.
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    I thought admission was based on skin color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stjames1_53 View Post
    I didn't really have toys as such.
    I more built my toys than purchased all wrapped up. Model aircraft and model boats were our mainstay. At that time, the world was ours because we had a very extensive hobby store in town. He literally had everything in that store.
    Today, it has to come ready to go out of the package. Very few can fix what they break. Junk pile or yard sale.
    Lots of models here.

    We also had a lot of those little green army men. My bother and I would set them up about 100 meters apart and shot bottle rockets into each other's formation. And we were sitting there with our troops. lol

    No humans got hurt in this battles. Some little green army men were KIA and WIA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omar View Post
    I thought admission was based on skin color.
    Harvard? Sure, if you are rich. Poor people at Harvard, of any race, are called token.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    We also had a lot of those little green army men. My bother and I would set them up about 100 meters apart and shot bottle rockets into each other's formation. And we were sitting there with our troops. lol
    Hey, it's more realistic that way.
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    Harvard? Sure, if you are rich. Poor people at Harvard, of any race, are called token.
    This is interesting:
    https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2...tical-leaning/

    Over 82% of Harvard faculty considered themselves liberal, while only 1% considered themselves conservative.
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