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    Jim Ross.BUSINESS IS ABOUT TO PICKUP!


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    Quote Originally Posted by R1Letterman View Post
    Has anyone ever heard of this book and know if it came out or when will it be coming out?
    Frenchie by Jason Theriot

    https://www.nationalww2museum.org/ab.on-theriot-phd
    An interesting note on that, something some of you already know. The reason the Cajuns were such great assets wasn't just because they were fluent in French.

    It's also because, even though they were three-and-a-half centuries removed from the Anjou and Poitou regions of France, with very minimal training (e.g., if I remember correctly, the Cajuns say barre la porte, literally 'bar the door,' but the French in that area say barre à clé 'bar it with a key', the result of newer technologies), they could drop them in the middle of those two départements and the locals couldn't tell they were American.

    For those of you who dabble in languages, that is really weird. The languages should have begun diverging, but they didn't.

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    Just finished "Hillbilly Elegy" by Congressman J.D. Vance. A pretty gripping story of a kid born into a poor, country family who worked his way out of it into Ohio State University and then Yale Law School. A real American Dream story.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunFun View Post

    For those of you who dabble in languages, that is really weird. The languages should have begun diverging, but they didn't.
    You would expect a divergence on par with the divergence we see since the King James Bible till now. 1612

    Since the Cajuns left France. 1604.

    I'm going pick up some bouidin at the "shambles."

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOCajun View Post
    Just finished "Hillbilly Elegy" by Congressman J.D. Vance. A pretty gripping story of a kid born into a poor, country family who worked his way out of it into Ohio State University and then Yale Law School. A real American Dream story.
    For a book with a similar story line, check out Rick Bragg's All Over but the Shoutin'. Man, can he write; there are just stunning passages throughout (including a heart-breaking story he filed from New Orleans, an interview with the mother of a child who had died from a stray bullet in a gunfight).

    There's a reason he won a Pulitzer. Great read.

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    Brian Shannon's Maximizing Trading Gains with Anchored Vwap - a real barn burner I tell ya


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    Quote Originally Posted by NOCajun View Post
    Just finished "Hillbilly Elegy" by Congressman J.D. Vance. A pretty gripping story of a kid born into a poor, country family who worked his way out of it into Ohio State University and then Yale Law School. A real American Dream story.
    ….Our next VP is a Hillbilly…lot better than our present smiley

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunFun View Post
    PS: I just finished Pat Frank's Alas, Babylon. It was one of several nuclear apocalypse books that came out about 1960, which also include Neville Shute's On the Beach, and Eugen Burdick's Failsafe; all three were best-sellers, and subsequently made into movies. After reading them, I have wondered how much of the protests of the '60's and '70's were a reaction to the stark, dark future kids were facing at that time.

    Babylon was fascinating because there is not a lot of action (a great ambush shootout late in the book), but he keeps your interest up. A really good read, there's a reason it's considered a classic.
    One Second After is in this same vein. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/.nav_sb_ss_1_16
    Alas, Babylon is probably the standard bearer for this genre IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Tyme View Post
    One Second After is in this same vein. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/.nav_sb_ss_1_16
    Alas, Babylon is probably the standard bearer for this genre IMO
    I’m enjoying working through that series. Not the best by any means but I like the post apocalyptic world building.

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    I’m enjoying working through that series. Not the best by any means but I like the post apocalyptic world building.
    The Postman was pretty good as was The Dog Stars. As a matter of fact, I think I would put The Dog Stars at the top of the list instead of Alas Babylon. Much more personal story concentrated on the two guys who survived together. I might have to re-read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Tyme View Post
    The Postman was pretty good as was The Dog Stars. As a matter of fact, I think I would put The Dog Stars at the top of the list instead of Alas Babylon. Much more personal story concentrated on the two guys who survived together. I might have to re-read.
    Going to add to my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    ….Our next VP is a Hillbilly…lot better than our present smiley
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillbilly_Elegy

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