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#41
MN C Van, I had seen the term 'yellow journalism' before, but never stopped to look up the definition. It was what I suspected it was, reporting that offers little or no legitimate news while using eye-catching headlines for increased sales, and heavy self-promotion for the 'reporters'. Like the Internet and YouTube.
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#42
(05-20-2018, 07:29 AM)Motrukdriver Wrote: I still think a good Chiltons or Haynes repair manual is fine reading all snuggled up next to a fire with a nice cup of hot chocolate. The suspense, the drama, the happy endings... always brings a tear to my eyes.


I would read my IBM manuals when I had insomnia. They always did the trick.


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  • MN C Van (09-05-2018)
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#43
RUNNER BY PATRICK LEE

TJB
        AND THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT TO SAY ABOUT THAT   "FORREST GUMP"   
           
             JUST SAYING A THING DOES NOT MEAN IT WILL HAPPEN

                         I'M NOT HERE   Cool   YOU DIDN'T SEE ME
                              
                                 
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#44
Creative Collage Techniques by Nita Leland, and Liespotting by Pamela Meyer.

Just finished Tiny Homes on the Move by Lloyd Kahn (GREAT!)
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#45
(09-04-2018, 11:04 AM)TrainChaser Wrote: MN C Van, I had seen the term 'yellow journalism' before, but never stopped to look up the definition.  It was what I suspected it was, reporting that offers little or no legitimate news while using eye-catching headlines for increased sales, and heavy self-promotion for the 'reporters'.  Like the Internet and YouTube.
Sure. Its a little more, too- making the news, i guess.

It's widely held newspapers started the Spanish-American War.

The incentive for the press to start a war is immense- if you spend just a bit of time thinking about it.

But, back to the book! The Press Böll was dealing with was attempting to incite mass hysteria over the Red Army Faction and the Bader Meinhof  gang. And Böll wasn't jumping on their bandwagon.
Sometimes dweller in 236k miles '07 Grand C-van w/ a solar powered fridge and not much else
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#46
Serious loss of integrity in the U.S.A., IMO. From top to bottom.
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#47
Next/last in my books-on-CD pile is Jessica Bruder's
Nomadland: surviving America in the twenty-first century.
I know there's been discussion of this book in the van dwelling community, with mixed opinions.

What do you folks think of it, and has anyone experienced it on CD?
still homeless, tentative progress on a GoodJob, still lots of Newbie Qs

"We are in a car." K9 to Mickey, "School Reunion", Doctor Who
"Cause how you get there is the worthier part." Shephard Book to Kaylee, "Serenity", Firefly
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#48
I read Nomadland and enjoyed it.  Just a bunch of stories about different people; nothing earth-shattering,
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