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Awesome list of banned books

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posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 08:11 AM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
The list includes books that were banned for all of a day decades ago.

I think we'd all be hard-pressed, in America anyway, to find a truly banned book.

Australia has a few that are currently banned like American Psycho. Anything classed as material that may "promote, incite or instruct in matters of crime or violence".

I'd like to know if there are really any that are banned in the US currently. Whole Bill of Rights and all.


I would say there are NO books officially banned in the U.S. (by the U.S. government -- i.e., books that are illegal to own or read).

There are some books that are "banned" by certain local school districts in the United States...
...HOWEVER, "banned" is a misnomer. Those schools have only decided to remove some books from their libraries in the school, but the books are still perfectly legal to own and read.

To be clear, I'm not agreeing with the schools' decisions on all counts, but obviously there may be certain publications (pornography, for example) that a school would rather not have in its library. The only problem is defining what "pornography" is exactly.

Some schools have gone too far in trying to be "politically correct" and had removed "Tom Sawyer" from their libraries and reading lists becuase it contained the "N"-word to describe African people. However, that does not mean that a child in that school system can't own and read a personal copy of Tom Sawyer.




posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 08:44 AM
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I would really like to see the list...

However unfortunately my virus-protection software is REFUSING to let me go on this site. I've made exceptions, turned it off, and it still refuses!

Any other known links to the list?



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 09:25 AM
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Yes , there are truely some interesting reads there . My Favorites of interest ......

PAY NO FINE
A User Guide to Successfully
Fighting Traffic Tickets
January 30, 2005 editiom

Could of used this one a month ago when I got pulled over and Ticketed by a Cop I use to go to School with that Hated me ...........




Twenty-Five Ways To Suppress Truth: The Rules of Disinformation
by H. Michael Sweeney

Thank God ATS is one Website that Fights Against All of those 25 Ways .



Breaking Big Brother
Strategies for Regaining Independence, Freedom, and Privacy in America


How many people here think that Mr. Adachi's Phone is Tapped ?



The Bittorrent Bible
Version 1.1
January 30, 2005 edition


Why would someone try to Ban this one ? Most of it is common knowledge ?



What are some of your Favorites on that List ?

[edit on 22-1-2010 by Zanti Misfit]



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 09:31 AM
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"Banned" books are ANY books that have been by any governmental or civic body right down to municipalities and school boards. Some wackos in Kansas ban "Origin of the Species" and it's considered a banned book.

As much as we rant against the Government's various infringements on free speech, there are very very few truly nationally banned books like we see in places like North Korea, China and even Britain.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 09:34 AM
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Thanks for the list.
For all others who would like to discover books (hundreds/thousands) for free. You don't have to do ANYTHING illegal or you DONT have to use torrents. Just use Google and you will find what you want.

Check it out:

intitle:"Index of /" filetype:pdf

There are other ways. I am just giving a clue, plus I am in a hurry here to get out of the house. Enjoy and thanks.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 03:30 PM
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Perhaps by banned, it means they are illegal to disseminate because they are copyrighted? Many are still for sale, so I won't be downloading them. Stealing a book without paying and shoplifting are the same thing.

My security software let me in once and now won't let me back. Perhaps a Mod should look into that. Probably stolen books through torrents.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 03:37 PM
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It may be a trap. There is a known vulnerability in Acrobat readers that are not updated. I think that's why I can't now open that page.

I just checked recent events and at least one of the .pdf's there is infected. Don't download unless your PDF reader is up to date. I'm betting they are all infected. I use Acrobat Pro and have good protection so it did its job and protected me.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 01:28 AM
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Yes, this is a warning. I am infected with a very nasty virus on one of my computers. One of the things I did today was look at some of those books.

The virus disabled my security, and would not allow me to execute my favorite antivirus program. I tried re-installing twice, and the executable could not be found to the program, very abnormal. I cannot turn my security back on.

Be very cautious of these books.

Moderators, you've got to make sure the users of the site know that these books may very well be contaminated with a very nasty virus.

Troy



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 01:50 AM
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The link below is an awesome resource for free e-books. Not banned and not too modern, but thousands of free on-line books. Fantastic source to fill up the reader and they don't have the graphics and the files are tiny in comparrison to a "real" on-line book.

Worth a look.


www.gutenberg.org...



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 02:01 AM
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Also Banned....

"I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred - INcluding the record, CD, cassette tape and the Sheet Music...in South Korea where it was considered to be too pornographic.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 02:11 AM
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As far as the Anarchist Cookbook goes it isn't banned but the U.S. government puts you on a list if you purchase it.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 11:19 AM
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Do you know the pdf that was tagged? I am in linux using a separate doc viewer. Nothing seemed amiss. Might be able to trace it though.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 11:22 AM
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Just to toss this in...

Not all banned books stay banned, nor do bannings necessarily reach very far afield...



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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Folks I'm not discouraging you from reading these books, but know there may be some infected files in there.

Perhaps you just want to find them on a different site. Unless someone can prove the list is actually clean and I got the infection from somewhere else.

I skimmed a little through David Ike's "The Biggest Secret," and some other(s), one of them being about breaking big brother or something.

I think I may have to reformat. I am not joking on this. I think my computer was being set up to be trashed. When I cannot get Malwarebytes up and running, even after re-installing it, something is badly wrong. I was even in safe mode.

Opening those books was about the only different thing I did yesterday away from my normal sites.

There looks like some good reads in there though.

Troy

[edit on 23-1-2010 by cybertroy]



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 05:46 PM
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Well, I don't know who has led you to believe that they are all banned, except to note that I took the first three which got my attention and discovered I could buy them on Amazon, so they are hardy banned!

Regards



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 06:03 PM
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Anything written by Sarah Palin should be included. For everyone's sake.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 07:20 PM
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The page just seems begging for malicious scripts but perhaps it was also something put there by people who want money for their work. You did mention thumbing through Icke's work. Is it some copyright free pamphlet because he charges for his books.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 09:25 PM
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The list looks like great reading for sure. But the links are a no-no? I'm glad I read the whole thread before I clicked on one of those links. I think a warning should be posted beside the link. On the subject of banned, I'm living in Vietnam, every time a show comes on Discovery, Natgeo, Animal Planet etc about Vietnam the plug is pulled. I know its commie here but shows like the bugs of Vietnam or what ever aren't allowed, odd...



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 09:42 PM
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thanks for the linky. checking them out.



posted on Feb, 8 2010 @ 10:43 AM
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Awesome list. I am collecting it and will spend time reading. I also recommend, if someone hasn't already linked it, though its not banned to my knowledge:

www.scribd.com...

This is revealing.



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