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#51714 - 11/24/18 09:46 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I enlisted in the Marines before my 18th birthday, so my Dad had to sign for me and he was proud to do it. So, I never received a draft notice. grin But birthdays were used for the draft.
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#51715 - 11/25/18 07:33 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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About half way into the Rocky Marciano book, I'm totally interested in it.
It mentions mob control throughout the boxing industry. It was a dirty sport, probably still is.

Though I've always been interested in the heavyweight boxing division in America and here in Australia, I've never really read the in depth research that's obviously gone into writing this book, only magazine articles.
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#51716 - 11/26/18 11:43 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I believe that with just about any kind of gambling the mob is involved.
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#51717 - 11/27/18 04:53 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Yeah, it would be no different here.
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#51718 - 11/27/18 03:34 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Funny how the government prohibits gambling, yet all the states are involved in several lotteries. Al Capone is probably rolling over in his grave! laugh And the biggest and wealthiest crooks are politicians! smirk


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#51724 - 11/28/18 01:41 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Tom, here they don't prohibit gambling!
They are just working really hard on providing counselling and any help they can to the gamblers...

Apparently (I can't verify, I don't think I'd qualify after doing it in 5 minutes flat...) the Sydney Casino is feeding and entertaining those who lost everything while gambling in their establishment for the rest of their lives...

Gambling industry will outlast the tobacco and alcohol industries (here at least) by a really wide margin...
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#51725 - 11/28/18 03:15 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Aussies would find a way to gamble on two flies crawling up a wall.

Not a vice I've ever taken up though. grin
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#51728 - 11/28/18 04:41 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I'm too cheap myself. blush
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#51759 - 12/13/18 04:34 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I've started on the mother load. grin

My Kiwi mate gave me two DVD's of books sent over from his cousin in NZ.
There's just about every type of book in over 8 gigabytes, I might not survive this, actually this is where I got all of the Stephen King's collection.

Going through them I found a western author named Ralph Compton, 33 of his.
I'm onto the second of his "Death Rides a Chestnut Mare"



If I ever get through a fraction of these I'll be doing well. grin
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#51760 - 12/14/18 04:15 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Slow and steady. wink
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