Desertphile

Biography

When I was 22 years ago I took a road trip from Orange County, California, to Las Vegas. Along the way I got caught in the awe that is known as the East Mojave Desert; I never got to Las Vegas on that trip--- around Death Valley I stopped my pickup on the side of the highway, picked a point far across the desert to walk towards, and I set out on foot without proper boots, no hat, and no water.... and I kept walking for the rest of the day, the entire night, another day, and another night. Eventually I turned around and found my way back to the highway, tennis shoes in tatters and more dead than alive--- and I was happy to have had the experience.

Since that time I have learned all that I can about the East Mojave: the biology, the geology, and the history (pre-written, military, and contemporary). My passionate love affair with the desert is unrequited, since it has tried to kill me a few times (never with malice), and I keep returning to the desert every chance I get.

My work history: machine shops running a drill press and turret lathe; a city garbage collector; an electrical assembler building wire harnesses for medical diagnostic machines; wafer fabrication in a clean room; AS400 IBM computer operator and programmer; Visual BASIC Microsoft Windows programmer; able bodied sea man; boat delivery crew; gold prospector and miner; and cattle ranch hand.

Currently, I kill people for a living. As the USA economy continues to improve, I will have to kill fewer and fewer people to make ends meet.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I sit at my keyboard, take a deep breath, and slit my wrist open with a razor blade. I then bleed for a few hours.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No, I have no idea what the first story I read was: does anyone remember what they first read? I doubt it. "The Monkey's Paw" was one of the most notable stories I read as a child. "Desert Solitaire" also.
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High Tech on a Stick; or, Luddite with WiFi
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Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Data transmission systems / wireless
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Long distance WiFi does not have to be a pain in the ass to achieve: the basics are covered in this pamphlet. For about US$220 you can extend your wireless network several miles if your distant site is in line of sight; for about US$80 more each you can get around each obstruction.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Twenty-One: Multiple Counties (see "long descriptions")
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Price: Free! Words: 64,490. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers several California Counties.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Twenty: San Diego County
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Price: Free! Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
-Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only San Diego County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Nineteen: Madera County
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Price: Free! Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Madera County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Eighteen: Mono County
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Price: Free! Words: 12,740. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Mono County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Seventeen: Riverside County
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Price: Free! Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Riverside County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Thirteen: Butte County
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Series: The California Gold Location Handbook, Book 13. Price: Free! Words: 23,610. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Butte County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Sixteen: Inyo County
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Series: The California Gold Location Handbook, Book 16. Price: Free! Words: 21,410. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Inyo County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Fifteen: Shasta County
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Series: The California Gold Location Handbook, Book 15. Price: Free! Words: 23,330. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Shasta County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Fourteen: Plumas County
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Series: The California Gold Location Handbook, Book 14. Price: Free! Words: 23,430. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Plumas County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book One: Calaveras County
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Series: The California Gold Location Handbook, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 69,350. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Calaveras County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Two: El Dorado County
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Series: The California Gold Location Handbook, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 73,040. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only El Dorado County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Twelve: Kern County
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Series: The California Gold Location Handbook, Book 12. Price: Free! Words: 25,160. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Kern County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Eleven: Amador County
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Series: The California Gold Location Handbook, Book 11. Price: Free! Words: 31,160. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Amador County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Ten: Trinity County
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Series: The California Gold Location Handbook, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 38,150. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Trinity County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Nine: Tuolumne County
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Series: The California Gold Location Handbook, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 37,700. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Tuolumne County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Eight: Sierra County
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Series: The California Gold Location Handbook, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 39,610. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Sierra County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Seven: Placer County
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Series: The California Gold Location Handbook, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 43,770. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Placer County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Six: Mariposa County
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Series: The California Gold Location Handbook, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 48,740. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Mariposa County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Four: Siskiyou County
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Series: The California Gold Location Handbook, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 71,970. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Siskiyou County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Three: Nevada County
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Series: The California Gold Location Handbook, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 79,400. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only Nevada County, California.
The California Gold Location Handbook, Book Five: San Bernardino County
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Series: The California Gold Location Handbook, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 57,630. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Gold: it's still out there waiting for you to find, and claim. The best place to find gold is, of course, where someone else has found it: this Handbook series will tell you where gold has been found in the state of California, United States--- providing latitude and longitude, and other information about the past find. This edition of the Handbook covers only San Bernardino County, California.
Restless Leg Syndrome (Willis-Ekbom Disease) : The Very Basics
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Price: Free! Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Category: Essay » Technology
Restless Leg Syndrome; Willis-Ekbom Disease; "Jimmy Legs:" the uncontrollable need to move one's legs and feet (some times arms) during periods of rest, to relieve discomfort. This pamphlet describes how RLS feels, how it is diagnosed, and offers suggestions on what you will wish to discuss with your health care provider if you suffer from the disorder.
Soliloquy: One Sociopath's Opinion
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Price: Free! Words: 10,310. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Category: Essay » Political
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In a world full of homicidal sociopaths, it takes an anti-social desert hermit to explain how to live a decent life. These are my opinions: they damn well ought to be yours! These political essays were written during the Bush2 Regime and they do not reflect my opinions regarding the Obama Administration.

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Smashwords book reviews by Desertphile

  • Make fantastic returns on your Money at the Casino playing on Feb. 27, 2014

    This is the typical "double your wager" system, which is known to fail always, every time. The system is explained on many hundreds of web sites. =YAWN!=
  • Climate Myths: The Campaign Against Climate Science on Feb. 28, 2014

    This book is an excellent primer regarding the denial and disavowal of science in the United States among pseudo-conservatives and Free Market Fundamentalists: the hysterical conspiracy-mongering paranoia that has swept through what is now the dregs of the Republican Party (a vastly different party than in the time of Lincoln and Ingersoll). As the author clearly documented in this book, that hysteria has been and is being fueled by the fabulously wealthy corporate interests that own and run the country, and the American citizenry on the whole are not mentally and educationally equipped to defend themselves against the greed-driven and well-funded disinformation campaign. The science behind human-caused climate change is almost 200 years old, and among scientists the issue of if it has happened and is happening has been settled for over 50 years: among scientists, the skeptics were swayed by the facts and evidence long ago, before most of us now living were even born (see, for example, the Johnson Administration's warnings to the American citizenry on the pending crisis)--- and the evidence showing humans have caused and are causing climate change has only gotten stronger since then. The fact that a large minority of Americans still do not know this fact is largely due to disinformation and misinformation being spewed chiefly by political ideologues, over 170 of whom are currently members of the United States Congress: a frightening and chilling fact. In this book are a tiny few examples of the myths being told about science by the anti-science paranoid alarmists that rule and own the USA media, the Corporate America Government, and the pseudo-conservative movement. There are literally hundreds of lies and falsehoods being spewed by these people and their "think tanks," all of which are designed to generate doubt among the ignorant regarding the conclusions of science and scientists. Polls in the USA consistently show that among conservatives, moderates, and the few remaining liberals left in the country, support to mitigate the crisis by changing our energy behavior is overwhelming; only among the pseudo-conservatives (currently, the USA Republican Party) is there opposition. The "will of the people" is very clearly that of ACTING NOW, DECISIVELY, is what the large majority want their government employees to do; sadly, those employees have ignored that mandate, in exchange for wealth being showered down upon them by the wealthy corporations that perceive a loss of profit (in most cases, imaginary) by the change of energy consumption behavior.
  • From the Hillside on March 01, 2014

    I read about 20% before giving up. The author does not state why someone should believe in the gods, but takes it as granted that there is a benefit in believing the gods exist. If more time and effort were put into making the points clear, perhaps I would read the whole thing.
  • A Creation Myth on March 01, 2014

    A very fine tale, and I'm sure it happened exactly as explained in this story.
  • God's Glorious Symphony on March 01, 2014

    This pamphlet is a testament to the laws of nature being able to awe and inspire someone into believing there are gods in nature: gods in clouds, gods in grass, gods in trees, gods in thunderstorms. It is more trite and vacuous than a Hallmark card.
  • The Creation on March 01, 2014

    This little indoctrination tract offers advice to parents about how to oppose attempts by sane people to educate children. The author calls sane people "skeptics." Well at least I got what I paid for: it was free, and not worth even that much.
  • Horse Vet - Chronicles of a Mobile Veterinarian on March 02, 2014

    I love this book. No, I mean that I *LOVE* this book. I do not pass out "five 'stars'" very often, but this book deserves them, and more. The book is funny at times, and sad, and disgusting--- and a "must read" for people who are considering entering the profession. The stories about interacting with clients and their charges (the doctor's patients) are always informative even when amusing. Ignorance is the human default condition: there is no shame in being ignorant about a subject such as equine medical care, unless a person is deliberately working hard at remaining ignorant. Sadly, a great many owners and care takers of horses are vastly ignorant about horses and their medical needs. (I have found the same to be true for cattlemen and -women, whom one local veterinarian was induced to call, affectionately and well-meaningfully, "A sub-culture of morons.") Far too many horse care takers believe in magic and superstition as treatments for what ails their charges. Homeopathy for example (that is, placebos and the placebo effect) does not work for human animals, let alone horses, dogs, pigs, goats, rabbits, cows, gold fish, etc. Unfortunately animals (that includes humans) "treated" with homeopathy instead of real, effective treatments can suffer and die--- while the sellers and promoters of the fraudulent, useless "treatment" are handsomely paid, and risk no attention from law enforcement for their behavior. I very heartily recommend this book.
  • Bob Makransky's Magical Sampler on March 02, 2014

    So crammed full of falsehoods, it sucks photons out of the very air due to its idiocy density. This booklet contains every insane, silly, superstitious, and wrong assertion that has been spewed by crooks, swindlers, con men, and charlatans for over 300 years, offering nothing new and nothing of value. The writer insists that demonic possession happens and is very common, as one example of the limitless insane falsehoods found in the book. The book is currently free: that's far more than it's worth.
  • What is Soul Energy? (I'll Put 3 Chips On God) on March 02, 2014

    The writer wishes people to believe that an argument from ignorance is valid; the writer assumes, without evidence that something called "soul energy" (which is not explained nor defined nor provided with a metric of any kind) exists, and the writer then casts about desperately for any and all rationalizations to convince herself or himself that it exists---- and failed miserably. As the writer admitted in the booklet, sane people will not understand the text--- and I agree 100%.
  • Essay: Evolution? Creation? on March 02, 2014

    The writer insisted, without evidence, that the gods exist and that they are responsible for the Solar System. The pamphlet then gets even sillier, if you can believe it (yeah, hard to imaging: see for yourself, since it's priced "Free!" at the moment). The writer then insisted that there is a basis of "fact" about Creationism, but then forgot to offer any evidence supporting that odd and highly unlikely claim. The writer also wrote about live "above the human," which makes no sense at all in science, biology, and evolutionary theory: there is no such things as life "above" or "below" other forms of life. In other words, the writer doesn't know anything about the subject.
  • Something to Believe In on March 02, 2014

    This neo-Christianity pablum was inspired by the writer Dante Alighieri, and I bet the writer doesn't even know that fact. The myths about the gods in this pamphlet are "modern" ones which evolved over the past 800 years. The writer confused Jesus with the Canaanite god Yahweh, confused the Latin name for the planet planet Venus ("Lucifer") with a "fallen angel," and mixed up three of the five Creationism accounts in the King James Revision of the Hebrew Testament. The result is a vast confusion of words that lack any meaning at all, let alone a dialogue worth reading. It's garbage.
  • "GreenCapitalism!" How it can save our planet. on March 02, 2014

    Much of what is in the book is common knowledge; the book however is valuable in that it presents the data, and the arguments given, clearly and concisely. In my opinion the author is absolutely correct about capitalism being one tool to address social and environmental ills, when wielded sanely and with philanthropy. I live in the American Southwest, and I have seen what the expanding population has done to the land, the biosphere, the hydrosphere, and the people. Violence among the human population continues to increase as the population increases (like one observed in rats in a cage), while the amount of fresh water has been decreasing sharply. Yet an increase in the human population is encouraged, as an "economic necessity:" without more humans, we are told that economies will not "grow." Sane people understand that economies cannot constantly grow, and sane people also understand that such a belief is the ideology of a cancer cell: growth for the sake of growth. I recommend this book.
  • Meaning of Genesis on March 02, 2014

    The writer did a good summation of how the Hebrew Testament, in its many hundreds of different versions that currently exist, came about. Nothing new that is not already on many hundreds of web sites, however.
  • The Science of Faith on March 02, 2014

    The writer first sought to redefine what "truth" means (turning it into "I believe it, therefore it is true"), and then redefine was "science" means (consensus among scientists regarding what can be summed up as "confirmation bias"). That's my paraphrase, and not an actual quote, but it describes the book correctly. The arguments presenting in these new definitions are spurious and silly, often utterly incomprehensible to sane people not seeped in occult superstition and mysticism. Skip this.
  • Big Speech or Big Bang. on March 02, 2014

    Hysterical occult superstition under the pretense of "science." =YAWN!= 10,000 madmen wrote the same thing. Skip this book.
  • The Programming Model Of Creation: How God Can Speak the Worlds into Being on March 02, 2014

    Trite puerile occult superstitious pablum. This book offers nothing new that has not already been said many hundreds of thousands of times over the past 300 or 400 years. The writer has not even a basic understanding of geology, cosmology, and biology, and yet the writer insisted upon lecturing people on the subjects as if it was authoritative. Well, at least it was free: nobody should pay for this silly nonsense.
  • The observer of Genesis. The science behind the creation story. on March 02, 2014

    No science: just occult superstition and mysticism. I am disappointed.
  • 3 Days to a Healthier, Stronger You: A Guide to Cleansing on March 02, 2014

    I thought at first that the writer was joking, since human bodies automatically detoxify themselves constantly over the span of about 30 hours, and they need no magical treatments or "processes" to do it. It is hyper rare for anyone to need to be detoxified: maybe 1 on 100,000 people, once in a life time, and after being exposed in very unusual and rare circumstances to a toxin that their bodies cannot handle. "Toxic cleansing" happens every time one drinks a glass of water and every time one uses a toilet; the only toxins that a person has to worry about are a few metals such as mercury and lead, and no amount of "cleansing" will remove those toxins. In other words, the writer of this pamphlet has no knowledge at all about the subject. Skip this one.
  • Technological Cures for Global Warming on March 02, 2014

    This books is excellent, well-written, and the writer is very well-informed. The writer covered all of the most likely ways that humanity can mitigate against the effects of human-caused climate change, as well as the pluses and minuses involved. I recommend this book to anyone interested in the subject of geo-engineering to solve the crisis.
  • Fifty Years of Global Warming on March 02, 2014

    This collection of essays is an excellent primer for all topics regarding human-caused climate change. I heartily recommend it.
  • Climate Change and Peak-Oil on March 02, 2014

    This book is excellent; it gets the science behind human-caused climate change exceptionally correct, and it explains why the world's scientists have agreed that Earth's climate has changed, why it is changing, and why they know humans are the cause.
  • Some Techniques For Becoming More Aware on March 03, 2014

    Well golly, I was vastly disappointed: I wanted to become more aware, but after reading 33% of this pamphlet the opposite happened: a flood of brain cells committed suicide from the acidic inanity. Do your brain a favor: skip this.
  • The Bible From Start to Finish on March 04, 2014

    This will not interest any adult. It is not suitable for children, as it contains genocide, rape, and murder.
  • Asvanasien- A handbook to your own divinity on March 04, 2014

    The book consists of a bunch of disjointed, incomprehensible "stream of consciousness" vomit that no rational, sane mind will be able to wrap their heads around. Nobody will be able to read it. Skip this one.
  • Four elements of prayer on March 05, 2014

    It's kind of... freaky. The writer wants people to believe that the gods pay attention to prayers, but there appears to be no evidence they do.
  • A Brief History of Perpetual Motion on March 05, 2014

    A very fine, and indeed very brief, over view of the belief in "perpetual motion." Thank you.
  • Free Energy Here and Now and then: Velocity power sources on March 05, 2014

    No. Magic is impossible. "Free energy" ("over unity") is therefore impossible. Energy is defines as a number: a value for how much work a system can perform. It is illogical, irrational, and wrong to assert that a system can perform more work than a system can perform. The writer also added into the lunacy mix the "HHO" scam, where crooks sell worthless electrolysis devices and claim these devices improve an automobile's fuel economy: they do not, and the sellers know they do not.
  • The Magnificent Horses of Myth on March 05, 2014

    I like it! But I also love horses, so this is a great pamphlet anyhow. :-)
  • Harold Creeny's Unfortunate Day on March 06, 2014

    This story is awesome! Very well done. Worth ten times what I paid, even! Thank you.
  • A Light on Islam on March 08, 2014

    I was a bit disappointed by this pamphlet. The author had the opportunity to point out some of the many horrors and falsehoods of Islam, yet instead the author focused on what he perceives to be "theological errors" (my phrase: not his). The result is an occult superstitious harangue about how the writer's version of Christianity is better than Islam--- though any and all Islam Supremacist would make the exact same complaints about Christianity. For example, the author complained that Islam teaches that the Hebrew Testament has been perverted by redaction. But that's an observed fact, not disputed by anyone intelligent and educated. But worse, the author failed to point out that the Christian Testament has been redacted many thousands of times also. For another example, the Koran is known to be the compilation of teachings attributed to Mohammed, long after his death. The writer noted that fact as if it detracts from legitimacy of the Koran. But the Christian Testament is known to be the compilation of teachings attributed to Jesus and Saul of Tarsus, long after their deaths (if Jesus existed at all: nobody knows for sure). Pot to Kettle: "You're black!"
  • A Call from Cthulhu on March 09, 2014

    Much fun! I can hardly wait for The Ancient Ones to take over the planet. I for one welcome our new dark overlords!
  • Guide To God on March 09, 2014

    A fine explanation! It still amazes me that billion of people worship gods that no sane person would want as their neighbors, let alone worship. The most popular gods at the moment have the personality traits of homicidal sociopaths.
  • One 2 One on March 09, 2014

    When Saudi Arabia attacked targets in the United States on September 11, 2001, most people saw that as a crime and an abomination; some people, like the author of this pamphlet, saw it as a business opportunity.
  • The Golden Age Detective on March 09, 2014

    I like it! I like it a lot. The writing is excellent, the editing is very good, and the story is interesting and well-told. I have added "Chuck Fair" to my "Favorite Authors" list here on Smashwords.
  • Organic Cancer Cure on March 11, 2014

    No: there are no cures for cancer. Please also note that in many countries, including the United States, it is against federal law to claim tere is a cure for cancer: one of the extremely few laws that limit the First Amendment.
  • What Christians Believe on March 11, 2014

    One one person calling herself a Christian believes. Skip this.
  • Should Christians Keep Old Testament Laws? on March 11, 2014

    If I understand the occult superstition correctly, people who call themselves "Christians" are those who follow the teachings attributed to Jesus in The Christian Testament. The writers in this book insist that Christians must follow the teachings of Saul of Tarsus instead of Jesus. In The Christian Testament one reads that Jesus said one must follow The Law: the laws of the priests, judges, and tyrants of Judah (found in The Hebrew Testament). Oddly enough, the writers of this book have ignored what Jesus is said to have taught, by stating the laws of Judah are obsolete. Jesus is reported to have said his followers must keel "Old Testament" laws; the writers of this book, calling themselves "Christians," said Jesus was wrong. Golly. Whom should I believe.....
  • What is Hell Like? Biblical Record Confirmed by Personal Narratives on March 12, 2014

    When one cherry-picks stories about space aliens abducting people and performing medical examinations on them, the stories all sound the same--- which leads some people to conclude the abductions are real. The same is true about dreams of "visiting Hell."
  • Is Jesus for the Jewish on March 12, 2014

    The author assumed Jesus actually existed, and that the myths told about him are true, and then concluded Jews should follow the teachings attributed to Jesus---- even though Christians almost never do that. Funny!
  • The Socialist Myth of the Greedy Banker on March 12, 2014

    When someone starts talking about mythical, imaginary "socialists," one can assume that person is confused. One can read this Free Market Fundamentalist religious tract and get the same conclusion. When the writer tried and failed to draw an analogy between brokering real estate (a physical property) with brokering money (an imaginary belief in tokens being the same value as what the tokens represent), I gave up reading this tract in disgust. When the Bush2 Regime deregulated the banking industry, bankers engaged in predatory money fabrication: offering real wealth in the form of real estate, goods and services, in exchange for imaginary money that would represent future wealth generated by the borrower. The bankers knew fully well that the borrowers could never pay back the imaginary money with real wealth, so the bankers took out insurance against the day when the borrwers would default--- in most cases they reported to the underwriters risk rates far lower than the true risk. The bankers thus bled the banking industry of TRILLIONS of dollars, which the USA government Federal depositor's insurance was forced to put back into the system. The writer of this tract wishes people to believe that all of this never happened, and that the Bush2 Recession was caused by the Bush2 Regime, not the bankers.
  • The Socialist Myth of Economic Monopoly on March 12, 2014

    Once a Free Market Fundamentalist starts writing about imaginary "Marxists," one can stop reading.
  • Two-Minute Warning The Young Invincibles: What The 18 - 34 Age Group MUST Know By March 31, 2014 To Get, Or Keep, Health Insurance on March 12, 2014

    This is a fine essay on why Americans should enroll in the Affordable Care Act, and do so as soon as possible. The United States of America does not have a health care system. This abominable lack has yet to be addressed by Congress, and given the fact that Congress works only for corporations and not citizens, the USA will likely never have a health care system. Instead we have the Affordable Care Act, created by the neofascist Heritage Foundation (a far-right "think tank"), which regulates the health care market in the USA. This was to prevent the USA from having a health care system, but it is still better than what the USA had before: a safety-oriented regulated health care market, but not an economic-oriented regulated heath care market. As it now stands, the ACA will reduce health care costs for at least 99% of American citizens and their employers--- and provide vastly superior coverage, with lower "out of pocket" limits on what citizens must pay for. Everyone, including people who have health care insurance, should enroll in the ACA and look over their options on the exchanges.
  • Disharmony of the Gospels on March 16, 2014

    I have never understood how someone can worship paper, but many hundreds of millions of people do. But what astonishes me is that the paper-worshipers often insist their paper god is "inerrant:" without errors. In the Hebrew Testament, who is said to have killed the Philistine giant Goliath? Ooops! In the Christian Testament, is Jesus recorded as saying those who are not for him and his cult against them? Or is he recorded as stating those who are not against them, for them? Ooops again! Theists frighten the shit out of me.
  • Stanley Says, Picture The Word (Volume 1) on March 17, 2014

    A few years ago I took a Continuing Education class, for adults, on abnormal psychology. My interest was specifically a subset of abnormal psychology that deals with religion. After much study, I am still baffled by religious lunacy, but on the plus side I see that every other sane person on the planet is also.
  • Holy Mass: In Defence of Transubstantiation on March 17, 2014

    Too much cult language loading to understand.
  • Dreams, Visions and Seers on March 17, 2014

    The gods do not communicate to people, let alone in dreams.
  • Faithbook - A Guide to Discover God in times of Smartphones. on March 17, 2014

    It freaks me out how someone can talk themselves into believing that which is insane.
  • The Kingdom of God on March 17, 2014

    Jesus would be utterly horrified by this religious tract. According to the Bible, Jesus is said to have taught that the "kingdom of Yahweh" was going to replace Roman rule over the Levant in the life time of the people who heard him: some 1,940 years ago. Jesus would also be utterly irate at how people have made him into a god: the ultimate blasphemy.
  • Planetary Hours, VOC Moons, Via Combusta and the Zodiac on March 19, 2014

    Much assertions, not facts, no evidence.
  • Walking with the Father on March 19, 2014

    ".... a Christian Fiction author from North Alabama that enjoys writing books that inspire, edify and educate readers." None of which this occult superstition tract does. If the gods wanted people to be "closer" to them, why are the gods still hiding from us?
  • Every Moment Is The Best Moment: The Essence of Enlightenment on March 20, 2014

    This is silly. "Enlightenment" is for people who have nothing better to do.
  • 1 John Group Bible Studies on March 20, 2014

    Incomprehensible.
  • Prayer: Teach Us to Pray on March 20, 2014

    Hilarious, in a spooky, freaky sort of way.
  • 耶稣简介 (Jesus. An Introduction) on March 21, 2014

    No.
  • Who Do You Say That I Am? on March 26, 2014

    Yet another occult superstition tract that tells us what the gods want us to believe. Why?
  • Trouble Insurance on March 28, 2014

    This is an excellent book, and I highly recommend it.
  • Solar Power: Economic Disaster on March 29, 2014

    The math is sound; the sources are sound; the numbers are sound; but the writer excluded several massive costs of using nuclear energy and coal-fired energy. The "cost of coal" quoted in the pamphlet does not include the economic and social costs of human-caused climate change. The global labor production continues to increase (due to the increase in human population), even as the global GDP has been decreasing, and that is chiefly due to human-caused climate change: that change in climate is due chiefly to burning coal and gasoline. It does not matter is coal provides one watt at $3 (building the power plant and infrastructure), and solar costs $4 a watt--- the cost of human populations being displaced, the costs of mitigating against human-caused climate change, and the cost of decreased food and water production must also be included in the use of fossil fuels. The same is true of nuclear power. If a power plant and infrastructure costs $3.36 a watt for nuclear power, the cost of storing the waste, and the cost of nuclear accidents (economic and social) must also be added.
  • Relationship with God: The Eternal Benefits Session 1 on March 30, 2014

    The typical ravings of a lunatic. A sane person will be able to read a few sentences before giving up.
  • RELIGION AND SCIENCE, BIBLE AND SCIENCE, QURAN AND SCIENCE 2014 BY FAISAL on April 01, 2014

    Post hoc fallacy.
  • How to Be Ready When Jesus Returns on April 04, 2014

    I gave it eight minutes of my attention before giving up. According to the much-redacted, most-recent versions of the Christian Testament, Jesus claimed he would "return" within the life times of the people he was talking to. Oops!
  • On the Interstellar Travel: A book on Information Physics on April 05, 2014

    There is no such thing as "information physics."
  • Just My Opinion Some Old and New Ideas on April 08, 2014

    When I read in this pamphlet that the USA government has "gotten bigger under the Obama administration," I wondered if the writer was joking. Then the writer offered a few suggestions on how to improve the federal government which the Obama administration has already done, and I thought the pamphlet is a parody. If the writer is serious, however, then the writer has not been paying attention to the past six years of vital and necessary improvements. Such as a vastly stronger set of regulations mandating fiscal responsibility within government; re-regulating Wall Street to prevent another Bush2 Recession, and avoiding a depression; stronger consumer protection; making government more transparent to voters; helping provide access to health care for many millions of people who did not have access to healthcare.
  • Healing from Abortion, Miscarriage & Adoption 从流产 流产 收养愈合 on April 08, 2014

    "Abortion is a doorway for grief and demonic bondage...." ... in the same sense that monkeys fly out of one's ass.
  • Secrets of Hell Revealed on April 08, 2014

    An amazing drug-induced "automatic writing" example. Students of abnormal psychology will like this pamphlet.
  • Alternative to Darwinism and Creationism Based on Free Will on April 09, 2014

    The first "red flag" is that the writer does not know what "Darwinism" is (hint: it ceased to exist almost 100 years ago). The second "red flag" is the the writer assumes there is something called "free will," without demonstrating that this "free will" thing exists. If any reader can get past these absurdities, then that reader is heartier than I am.
  • Why I Do Not Believe in a World-wide Flood on April 10, 2014

    It is a mark of shame in the USA (and in other uncivilized countries) that people still believe a world-wide flood happened. In a world where humans have sent space craft to the farthest planets, and indeed out of the Solar System entirely (Voyager 2 is almost at the heliopause), it is shocking and shameful to find that many people still believe the mythology found in the Bible is true. Note that if the world-wide flood myth in the Bible was true, Christians and Jews would be worshiping the wrong gods: the mythology would be evidence that the Assyrian gods exist, since a world-wide flood violates many laws of physics as well as is contrary to observed reality.
  • Oneness of God & The truth about Islam on April 10, 2014

    Some how the author forgot to mention that Islam mandates the death of defenseless, harmless people. I wonder why.
  • Cosmic Delusions: How Darwin and Huxley Changed Science (Book I) on April 13, 2014

    Typical idiotic asinine occult superstition. Nothing here worth reading. The writer does not know what evolution is, nor does the writer know what evolutionary theory is. Nor does the writer know what creation is (Big Bang cosmology); the writer conflates the word "creation" with his occult superstition (i.e., Creationism). As is usual among the occult-befuddled superstitious, the writer asserted many falsehoods about science, then attacked those falsehoods---knowing that no scientists defend the falsehoods the writer created.
  • In Censorship We Trust: The Obama Administration's Attack on Freedom of Speech on April 13, 2014

    Racist bigots do not belong in law enforcement. The writer is blaming everyone except himself for the loss of his job (calling the Republican Party member court judges "the Obama administration" and "liberals"). PER CURIAM. The United States Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) hired Douglas P. Sczygelski as an Agricultural Specialist in 2006, through a paid internship program, and his job duties included interacting with the public at a border crossing. In 2008, CBP terminated Sczygelski's internship after learning that he had been sending hundreds of unsolicited letters to college students expressing negative opinions about African-Americans. Sczygelski unsuccessfully sought administrative review. He then filed this lawsuit, claiming that CBP violated his First Amendment rights by terminating him, and that his firing was illegal because CBP did not comply with its own personnel policies. The district court1 dismissed the non-constitutional claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, and granted CBP's motion for summary judgment on the First Amendment claim. Sczygelski appeals. We conclude that the non-constitutional claims were properly dismissed, because the nature of Sczygelski's internship excluded him from the protections of Chapter 75 of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, see 5 U.S.C. §§ 7511-7513 (governing adverse personnel actions against federal employees), which in turn prevented him from obtaining judicial review of his termination, see United States v. Fausto, 484 U.S. 439, 447-50, 455 (1988); Graham v. Ashcroft, 358 F.3d 931, 933-35 (D.C. Cir. 2004). We also conclude that summary judgment was proper on Sczygelski's First Amendment claim. Applying the balancing test articulated in Pickering v. Board of Education, 391 U.S. 563, 568 (1968), we agree with the district court that CBP's interests in maintaining the public's respect and trust, its reputation for enforcing the law without regard to race, and its operational efficiency outweigh Sczygelski's interest in publicly expressing his racial views. See Locurto v. Giuliani, 447 F.3d 159, 179 (2d Cir. 2006) (recognizing that when "Government employee's job quintessentially involves public contact, the Government may take into account the public's perception of that employee's expressive acts in determining whether those acts are disruptive to the Government's operations" and "may legitimately respond to a reasonable prediction of disruption"); Pappas v. Giuliani, 290 F.3d 143, 146-47 (2d Cir. 2002) (concluding that termination of police department employee for anonymously mailing racist and anti-Semitic flyers was constitutionally permissible because employee deliberately sought to publicize his views, which would tend to promote perception that police department shared his views, undermining its ability to perform its mission); Tindle v. Caudell, 56 F.3d 966, 971 (8th Cir. 1995) ("Because police departments function as paramilitary organizations charged with maintaining public safety and order, they are given more latitude in their decisions regarding discipline and personnel regulations than an ordinary government employer."); see also United States v. Nat'l Treasury Emps. Union, 513 U.S. 454, 465-66 (1995) (applying Pickering to federal employees). Accordingly, we affirm. FootNotes 1. The Honorable Ralph R. Erickson, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, adopting the report and recommendations of the Honorable Karen K. Klein, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of North Dakota.
  • "The Gospel in 30 Minutes" on April 14, 2014

    It's free, and still not worth that price.
  • Faultless Fuel on April 14, 2014

    Golly, yet another "it's a revolution!" claim for an ancient idea. Tidal energy captured and used to convert abundant elements into fuel. =YAWN!= The USA Navy has been doing this for decades even though it is extremely energy inefficient. The idea is asinine because it is grossly wasteful of energy. It is far, far more efficient to use the energy extracted from ocean waves (chiefly tidal and wind energy) to power a system (a turbine for example), than to add the needless extra step of storing that energy chemically in a fuel: that is exactly why it isn't being done and has not been done by the private enterprise sector--- it's a bad idea because economically it is much more logical to use wind, solar, and hydrological transports for energy. Converting energy into a fuel makes no sense, when electric motors can be made to be better 5than 90% energy efficient. Sheeeish.
  • Out of the Box on April 15, 2014

    It is a pamphlet about a mentally ill person who insisted there is no such thing as mental illness.
  • The Mystery OF God's Evidence They Don't Want You To Know OF on April 15, 2014

    This pamphlet forgot to include any evidence the gods exist. Damn. Well, looks like "they" are still hiding it.
  • The Universal Mind Hypothesis on April 15, 2014

    The writer made up new (and private) definitions for words already in use, then based irrational arguments on the new definitions. Skip this pamphlet.
  • Nuts And Bolts: Taking Apart Special Relativity on April 15, 2014

    Yet another "I'm much smarter than Albert Einstein" book.
  • Green State Dynamics on April 15, 2014

    A "new theory" that is contrary to observed natural phenomena. Skip this one.
  • The Book of Answers on April 15, 2014

    Imaginary "answers" to imaginary problems. There is no evidence that the gods exist, yet the writer insists upon fabricating irrational and often bizarre thoughts and behaviors and then projecting them on to these gods--- and calls them "answers." That is, the writer assumes without evidence that the gods exist, and then the writer "explained" why those gods do what they do. This is then presented as "truth."
  • Preliminary Model for Grand Unified Theory (GUT) on April 15, 2014

    There is no evidence that an "electric universe" exists; there is excellent evidence our 3-braine universe does not in any way conform to how the writer of this pamphlet suggests it does, nor is mass a product of a non-3b dimension (though there is evidence that a portion of gravity might be).
  • Why You Can't See God on April 15, 2014

    "Why You Can't See God" Because There Is No Reason To Think They Exist. Sheeeish. And this pamphlet gives no reason to conclude they exist--- certainly no evidence that shows they exist. Also, there is no evidence there is such a thing as a "supernatural:" why, then, pretend that there is?
  • THE NEW LAWS OF MOTION AND HEAT BY DATTATREY BAHULEKAR on April 15, 2014

    No.
  • Parallel Worlds and Future of Mankind on April 15, 2014

    When reading this pamphlet I was struck with just how much it is like a drug-induced hallucination I experienced when I was seriously injured. The writer wants the reader to turn off the reader's brain, stop thinking, and believe in non-evidenced, insane, irrational, known-false nonsense: knowing that the nonsense will be rejected by anyone and everyone not a moron.
  • The End Times Alert on April 17, 2014

    Occult superstition.
  • Fee Sweep on April 17, 2014

    spam
  • Earth To Eternity on April 17, 2014

    The pamphlet description promised evidence that the gods exist. It also promised evidenced that observed reality is wrong... somehow. Imagine my disappointment when no such evidence for the writer's claims was presented.
  • False Gods (The Deceivers) and Their Flock on April 18, 2014

    Now and then it still astonishes me that some people believe $cientology is a religion, and not the international crime syndicate that it is. The writer of this pamphlet falsely believes the crime syndicate is a religion ("cult," which means "religion") even though all of the evidence shows it is not a religion, but a hyper-abusive marketing scam. The writer's calling $cientology a religion is just as silly as calling the Italian Mafia a religion.
  • The Gospel — It’s Not Fair! And Other Essays About the Gospel on April 19, 2014

    I found this pamphlet to be more than a little spooky. The writer wants people to believe that the gods he believes in are homicidal sociopaths for "good reasons" (paraphrasing), and that their evil behavior is "justified." It is like writing a pamphlet explaining why it is okay for vampires and zombies to run around and slaughter people: according to the writer, their victims *DESERVE* it. I hope that the local law enforcement in the writer's area is keeping an eye on him.
  • The Woman In Islam on April 20, 2014

    The writer stated the exact opposite of reality. Why?
  • Mark, There's a Beagle in My Bedroom! on April 20, 2014

    Good gods I love this book! Humor is beyond amazing. Excellent writing. Thank you.
  • (Chapter 2) The Lord's on April 20, 2014

    No "prophesies" in this book: just a case for better access to mental health care.
  • A Candid Examination of the Scofield Bible on April 25, 2014

    This is a very fine essay, though the writer (Albertus Pieters) objected to the fact that Scofield actually corrected many of the false translations of the Greek manuscripts that the King James Authorized Version deliberately mis-translated. That is, Pieters complained because Scofield correctly translated more than 6,000 words that the redactors of the KJV fraudulently and with deliberation had rendered false translations. The best part about the Pieters essay is that people who are interested in the history of the Bible can know what is false by finding what Pieters claimed is false.
  • The Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself on April 26, 2014

    No.
  • The River of God on May 01, 2014

    I found the pamphlet unreadable. The writer is dictating orders to his gods, expecting the gods to obey him. Kind of.... freaky.
  • Astrological Psychology on May 01, 2014

    The pamphlet appears to be in English, but it is very poor English---- utterly unreadable.
  • Come To Jesus on May 01, 2014

    No thank you: I'm not homosexual.
  • The Book of Mormon~ Colorfully Illustrated on May 03, 2014

    "this is a religious based historical account of ancient Americans." No.
  • Gay Marriage: An Equality Too Far on May 09, 2014

    "Marriage is the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others." No, it is not. Note also that for almost 100% of human history, marriage was not voluntary, and not among merely two people. Sheeeish.
  • G-TRAX Devo's-Old Testament Snapshots: Book of Exodus on May 11, 2014

    Stop spewing irrational dicta under the pretense of the gods are the ones doing it: nobody is fooled.
  • Time Travel: An Approximate Mathematical Solution on May 11, 2014

    No.
  • Broke Again? on May 11, 2014

    The writing is sub-sub-sub-standard English, much of which appears to have been written by a six-year-old.
  • Cthulhu - Something in the Mud (short story) on May 11, 2014

    A very fine short story, well-written. Thank you.
  • The Bible, the Qu'ran and Science: The Holy Scriptures Examined in the Light of Modern Knowledge: 4 books in 1 on May 11, 2014

    The usual false and fraudulent bullshit.
  • The End Times 2014 on May 11, 2014

    The usual pile of crap.
  • What Does the Bible Say About the Holy Spirit? on May 11, 2014

    Crazy people should be medicated.
  • Forgive Or Hell on May 11, 2014

    Stephen King writes better.
  • Good News for Ordinary People: What Was the Message of Jesus Christ? on May 11, 2014

    The plot is simple, stupid, asinine, and unbelievable.
  • The Non-Diet Way to Health: Confessions of a Former Fruitarian on May 11, 2014

    If a person wants to be well, she or he should see a doctor. Skip this pamphlet.
  • How To Kill Your Doctor For Fun And Profit on May 11, 2014

    The plot, what little there is of it, is silly, stupid, unbelievable, and infantile. The writing is crap. Skip this.
  • The Mind Reader's Guide on May 11, 2014

    Lousy plot, chiefly because it is not believable, and because it makes no sense.
  • The Mystery of the Will of God on May 12, 2014

    Jesus told his followers to not write things like this in public.
  • The Gospel Is Better Than Most People Think It Is on May 14, 2014

    It's the usual "I'm telling you what the gods want you to do" religious tract. Nothing new here.
  • Spiritual Power on May 14, 2014

    It is the usual not-evidenced, irrational, known-false claims repeated over and over and over again. Only a seriously immature reader would find this pamphlet of any value.
  • Spiritual Growth on May 15, 2014

    The usual false and insane beliefs. Nothing new. Skip.
  • How America Does It on May 16, 2014

    The plot is too unbelievable to be enjoyed.
  • Who Is - Jesus Christ on May 18, 2014

    The usual false and insane assertions.
  • Easter from a Different Angle on May 18, 2014

    Easter of course was and is a Pagan fertility holy day, which had and has nothing to do with anyone called "Jesus."
  • The Power of One Verse Exodus 23:25 on May 19, 2014

    The pamphlet reminded me of someone writing while intoxicated on drugs. If this is the best humans that the gods can find to write about them, then the gods should try finding a better way.
  • Sage's 2014 Psychic Almanac on May 19, 2014

    There is no such thing as a "psychic."
  • How To Pray Like Jesus on May 22, 2014

    This is year 2014, not year 214.
  • Spiritual Enlightenment on May 22, 2014

    The pamphlet does not define what "spiritual" is with any methodology that makes any sense to a rational, healthy-minded human being.
  • The Power of One Verse Exodus 34:6 on May 22, 2014

    Not worth reading.
  • GOD is NO Delusion on May 22, 2014

    "God is real and alive in many lives on earth." This astounding assertion is not supported by any evidence, and the religious tract just assumes the gods are "real and alive." No sane human being thinks the gods are real: we need evidence that they are real. Have any?
  • Islamic Education for Youths on May 24, 2014

    A very freaky religious tract meant to harm children.
  • Who created the universe: If God is the answer, what is the question? on May 24, 2014

    "Who created the universe?" No.
  • The Gospel: Your Invitation to the Kingdom on May 27, 2014

    Spooky mental illness.
  • Psychic on May 29, 2014

    This is just.... silly and puerile. (By the way, Ms. Brown was not psychic.)
  • 10 Things You Absolutely Must Know Before Joining A MLM or Home Based Business Company on May 30, 2014

    A scam, and also against the law.
  • Death to Einstein! 2: Exposing the Fatal Flaws of Both Special and General Relativity on May 30, 2014

    No,
  • Angels on May 31, 2014

    Published as "non-fiction." LOL!
  • GOD'S COUNTRY on May 31, 2014

    It's a fictional parody (of what the writer thinks is a right-wing lunatic), but placed in the "nonfiction" category.
  • THE REAPING: What the O.J. Simpson Murder Case Did to America on June 01, 2014

    Seems to have been written by a mentally ill eight-year-old.
  • A Viking Moon on July 01, 2014

    I very much enjoyed this book, and the main character has massive potential--- so does the writer. I very much encourage people to download this book and read it. However, the writing is horrid; the writing is worse than horrid. I apologize for putting this so bluntly, but it is the job of writers to know the craft before they present their work to readers. For starters, the punctuation is abominable. At least 20% the book's sentences are "run-on sentences," filled with seemingly random punctuation, and a great many of these sentences are dangling participles. Commas are used where colons are necessary; commas are used when parenthetical elements ("---") are meant. For another example, the writer appears to not know what the two words "than" and "then" mean. (Hint: two totally different things.) Another example: many sentences are missing words. An editor's job is to find those, and fix the gaps; it's the job of the writer to find them first. Another example, in several places the tense changes. Most of the book is in (proper) past tense, but several sentences show up in present tense. The story became incomprehensible when the tenses changed. It is my hope that the writer will continue to write, and that people will read her work. David
  • The Nexus on July 01, 2014

    I enjoyed the book, except it seemed strange to me that a decent human being would switch from being a courier for criminals, to being a willing participant in a fascist police state and then consider her switch a good (i.e., ethical and moral) one.
  • Murder in D-Minor on July 06, 2014

    Very fine; excellent, in fact. I recommend the story.
  • Nothing Altered: A Short Story on July 06, 2014

    Avery fine short story. It always baffled me, even as a child, that women were some how considered not good enough (or too good) to kill and die for whoever pretended to be "the government" at the time. But then, I was a child during the USA invasion of Vietnam, so such thoughts were common to most people.
  • The Corporate Executive Guide To Getting The Best From Your Team on July 11, 2014

    Idiotic, asinine, insulting, and false. Skip this.
  • 5000 Praises To GOD on July 11, 2014

    Appears to be schizophrenic.
  • God May Pity All Weak Hearts on July 13, 2014

    A very fine short story, reminiscent and worthy of Poe. This story is about rage being mirrored by mystery, reflected back as fear.
  • False Christ: Will the Antichrist Claim to Be the Jewish Messiah? on July 16, 2014

    It still amuses me when I read someone who writes about "the antichrist" under the false pretense of "writing authoritatively," yet not knowing that "the antichrist" has already come and gone long ago (around year +68 Gregorian Calendar). It shows the writer (or speaker) has no idea about the history involved, and it also shows the writer has no interest in learning about the subject. The antichrist died 1,946 years ago: get over it already.
  • A Feminist's Response to the Antifeminist Movement on July 17, 2014

    A very fine essay on the still vital need for feminism (i.e., the conviction that girls and women should be treated equally as boys and men) to flourish. Thank you.
  • The Bible, The Qur'an and Science The Holy Scriptures Examined In The Light Of Modern Knowledge Reinvented 2014 on July 18, 2014

    Occult superstition. Skip this.
  • Meaningful Islam on July 18, 2014

    Occult superstition death cult. Skip this.
  • Paranormal Investigations on July 18, 2014

    This is a very amusing book, well worth reading. Within its "pages" we find just how sinister fairies are (and thanks: I now lay awake at night, terrified of the Tooth Fairy making a visit), and we learn how handy trolls can be when push comes to shove. I want to read more!
  • 99 Obama Blogs on July 19, 2014

    Paranoid superstitious conspiracy lunacy. Don't bother with this.
  • Apostolic Spark! on July 22, 2014

    The usual occult superstition. =YAWN!=
  • The Muslim Prayer book How to Pray Step-by-Step and the Rewards of Islamic prayers on July 22, 2014

    The usual death cult occult superstition. =YAWN!=
  • Thirty Prayer Points For Unrepentant Enemies on July 22, 2014

    This person's gods are like ATM machines, spewing endless wealth and happiness. Skip.
  • The Phase. A Practical Guidebook for Lucid dreaming and Out-of-Body Travel on July 22, 2014

    Hypnopompic and hypnogogic states ("out of body events") are to be avoided, not encouraged, for mental health. People who experience hypnopompic and hypnogogic states ("out of body events") need medical care--- not encouragement.
  • The Truth About Eczema on July 24, 2014

    This odd pamphlet is a mixture of anti-science conspiracy mongering and spam, with illegal medical advice added to the mix. Note that there are no cures for eczema: there are only treatments. The causes of eczema are many: this pamphlet lists incorrect (wrong) causes for the disease.
  • Christianity of Blasphemy: A New Gnostic Lie on July 28, 2014

    I tried to give this sermon my full attention, but the writing is so poor, and the "arguments" so.... irrational is the word... that I gave up after reading about 12% of the content. The writer's contention is that he, and apparently he alone, is the only One Real True Christian on the planet, and all other Christians are going to one of his god's Hell because another one of his gods deceived those Christians. Or in other words, if readers do not believe the falsehoods that the writer believes, those readers are deceived, delusional, gullible, and stupid--- and he is here to set us all straight. There is only one criteria who who is and who is not a Christian: the person follows the schizophrenic teachings attributed to Jesus in the Christian Testament. (That is, Christians must be liberal, poor, and Jewish.) Readers will find nothing of value in this sermon.
  • The Alien in Your Kitchen -Dangerous Plastic Food Containers on July 28, 2014

    While reading, I kept hoping some actual, valid evidence for the claims being made would be produced. I waited in vain. Anecdotal evidence is worthless.
  • To God Be the Glory: A Personal Testimony of God's Healing Power on July 28, 2014

    The writing is very poor, with atrocious grammar and punctuation (and "its" does not mean "it is!" Sheeeish!). The content is typical of the genera, and I am sad to say it does not add anything new to what has not already been written many hundreds of thousands of times (literally) elsewhere. I am also sitting here in astonishment at how someone can attribute a miracle to the gods after receiving medical care from physicians (most of whom lack belief in the gods). And... if the gods can and do cure illnesses, why don't they heal amputees?
  • IDEOLOGY OF RELIGIONS. Scientific Proof Of Existence Of "God": The Catalog Of Human Population. on July 30, 2014

    I was disappointed by this book: I had hoped that finally there would be evidence that the gods exist--- as the book's title and description promised. My hopes were dashed alas: the book offers nothing in the way of evidence that the gods exist, nor evidence that "souls" exist, nor evidence that anything magical or supernormal exists. In other words, the book's marketing claims are false. Oh, well.
  • The Electronic Spirits on July 30, 2014

    It is estimated that 1% of the human population will experience a schizophrenic episode in their lives. There are medications that help mitigate the effects, but as far as I know there is no cure. It is some times therapeutic for schizophrenics to write, and most of them write about religion: there appears to be a link between schizophrenic and what is called "spirituality." This pamphlet is typical of what schizophrenics tend to write. As for the universe being a simulation, the answer is "No."
  • Paranormal Investigations 3: Don't Open After Dusk on July 30, 2014

    My favorite Leo Fae book so far! :-) In this fine series we follow Ms. Fae in her efforts to disentangle herself from her fate... and enjoy her getting deeper and deeper into trouble. That trouble comes in the form of sinister faeries, lawn gnomes, fallen angels, and assorted extraordinary beings. Thrown into the mix is an absent father who has a rock solid reason for his brief visits and prolonged absences. MUCH FUN! I'll be buying the series as long as they are being written.
  • Assassin in the Abbey - a short story on July 30, 2014

    A fine story, but with a disturbing ending.
  • You are God on July 30, 2014

    No, I am not a god, and this pamphlet did not convince me otherwise. The writer also seems to have failed to note how environment, disease, and genetics tend to dictate human behavior. There are no such things as people who control their fate, and that seems bloody obvious to anyone and everyone who has lived.
  • Premarital Sex is Not Logical on Aug. 02, 2014

    In other words, people should make a life-long commitment to someone whom they might not be sexually compatible. That's "logical?" I don't even buy shoes without trying them on first.
  • Gay Marriage is not Logical on Aug. 02, 2014

    This bizarre occult superstition tract would have victims (er, I mean "readers") believe that sexual attraction follows logic: something no sane human being would agree with. If you object to homosexuals getting married, then don't get married. Sheeeish.
  • Abortion is Not Logical on Aug. 02, 2014

    An illogical occult-based rant against abortion. It will not convince anyone who thinks rationally.
  • The metaphysical field on Aug. 03, 2014

    "The metaphysical field surrounds us all. It is the field of life, of consciousness." The pamphlet made many such baseless assertions, but offered no evidence at all for those assertions. I was greatly disappointed. Ship this pamphlet.
  • God on Aug. 13, 2014

    I was looking for anything and everything I could that would make this pamphlet worthy of praise; I looked in vain, since there is nothing new here that has not been said about dozens of gods over the past 4,000+ years. If you have the time you might find the sermon worth few minutes of your life to waste.
  • The Truth About Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources: A Biography of the Prophet from A to Z by Faisal on Aug. 13, 2014

    The claims found in this weighty book do not match what very, very little is actually known about Muhammad: close to 100% of what is found in here is mythological (i.e., fictional) based upon "pious fraud" stories attributed to Muhammad's followers. If you want to know that actual facts about Muhammad (which is not much), there are far superior sources.
  • The Teaching of Djwhal Khul - Astronomy and cosmology on Aug. 13, 2014

    No astronomy was found in this booklet: the subject isn't even mentioned. Nor is there any cosmology in this booklet. I am therefore at a loss to know why the writer claimed there is.
  • Quran English Translation. Clear, Easy to Read, in Modern English. on Aug. 26, 2014

    The usual death cult spam.
  • The Right Way? Republicans Rethink, Reload 2014 on Aug. 26, 2014

    It is an excellent summary, as presented in various WSJ opinion pieces, regarding why the USA Republican Party is seen, in the USA and everywhere else, as "the raving lunatic party" and how to improve that image both domestically and abroad. As noted in a few of the articles, the major problem that faces the USA Republican Party is that it has been appealing to what the USA Republican Party has called "low-information voters:" people who are ignorant about what USA Republican Party has done against them and their country in the past. In the Information Age, some of the articles suggested, appealing to idiots for their votes is a losing strategy in the long term. The USA Republican Party needs to become the liberal, progressive, reason-driven Party that it used to be 100 years ago.
  • What Is Christianity? on Aug. 26, 2014

    One person's opinion regarding what"Christianity" is, and it excluded 99% of Christianity.
  • You Can Live above Sin on Aug. 26, 2014

    The writer of this pamphlet assumed that people know what the word "sin"(if it is a word) means, and then offered his opinions on the subject. The opinions are irrational, confused and confusing, and unsupported by reason. Skip.
  • Peace The Message of Islam on Aug. 26, 2014

    The pamphlet mentions that a small percentage of Islamists don't kill people, therefore the death cult is harmless. Yesterday members of the Islam Death Cult ("the religion of peace") murdered a harmless, defenseless, innocent journalist just because their death cult required them to--- and yet this pamphlet insists such acts are committed in the "name of peace." Sheeeish.
  • The 6 Proven Steps to Wealth & Success on Aug. 29, 2014

    Spam, reported.
  • American Theodicy: An Essay on Aug. 29, 2014

    The arguments only hold up if the specific god being discussed is all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-compassionate. I am not aware of any of the gods matching all three traits, so the issue of theodicy is superfluous: it doesn't exist. Natural evil happens because the laws of physics dictate that it must: the gods have no say in the matter. Human evil exists because humans are greedy, and evolved that way: the gods have no say in that evil either, since it is human nature to occasionally behave (or fail to behave) in a way that spawns evil. If the gods had anything at all to say in the matter, they would have done so by now---- they have had a few hundred thousand years to speak up and complain. Theodicy: it is a nonsense word, and will remain so until the gods come out of hiding.
  • Tapping Into Business Success on Sep. 09, 2014

    Spam.
  • Date Farming: Forbidden Online Dating Secrets for Men That Women Love (Absolute Alpha Male 4) on Sep. 09, 2014

    Spam
  • The Gift Of Prophecy (Text Message From Jesus Book 40) on Sep. 10, 2014

    The usual occult superstition, repeated in literally hundreds of thousands of other places on the internet. It's designed for people who already believe in the occult. Skip.
  • Essential Oils for Beginners: A proven Guide for Weight Loss, Skin Care, Haire Care, Stress Relief with the Use of Essential Oil Recipes on Sep. 12, 2014

    Spam
  • The Instant Gospel on Sep. 15, 2014

    It's a funny sermon, for people who have no time to think for themselves. Heh! Funny!
  • Holy Spirit's Gifts In Manifestation (Text Messages From Jesus Book 34) on Sep. 17, 2014

    Cult spam.
  • Everything You Need to Know About Personal Finance in 1000 Words on Sep. 17, 2014

    Spam
  • Superluminal: Traveling Faster than Light on Sep. 29, 2014

    No. The universe is not "blinking on and off."
  • An Introduction to The Five Abilities of Incredibly Successful Salespeople on Sep. 30, 2014

    Spam
  • A Tale of Two Christians on Sep. 30, 2014

    Nothing new: the usual occult superstition, posted in many hundreds of thousands of places on the 'net already. Big yawn.
  • White Christmas - a short story on Sep. 30, 2014

    A very fine story, but I found the ending disturbing.
  • Food-Free at Last: How I Learned to Eat Air on Sep. 30, 2014

    The story has made me a fan. Thank you.
  • COLOSSUS on Sep. 30, 2014

    Excellent. Worth reading, very much so.
  • The Twenty Seven Murders of Henry H. Holmes on Sep. 30, 2014

    Very find, and interesting. I would have not enjoyed meeting the murderer, however. :-)
  • YouTube For Business: Set-up The Foundation For Long Term YouTube Marketing on Oct. 02, 2014

    Spam
  • Who is the Antichrist on Oct. 05, 2014

    The writer never got around to stating who "the anti-christ" was (Nero, son of Agrippina the Younger). Considering that lack, one can see why this pamphlet deserves one "star."
  • Every Baby Is a Blessing on Oct. 05, 2014

    Surveys taken from all around the world show that more than 60% of all babies were and are unplanned and unwanted. In most cases, the babies are a major hardship for their parents, as the parents cannot feed nor shelter nor cloth themselves, let alone do those things for their infants. Surveys also show that the more babies a woman produces, the worse off she is in life: poorer health, greater poverty, less education, lower quality of life. For that vast majority of people on Earth, babies are an unwanted burden that ignorance and poor planning, including lack of birth control and no access to affordable abortion services, have inflicted upon them. If the gods really meant for babies to be "blessings," the gods would not allow many hundreds of millions unwanted and unplanned of babies to be produced.
  • Anyone Can Be Catholic on Oct. 13, 2014

    It starts out very humorous (the first paragraph had me guffing with laughter; I even bit my own face), like a good joke, but then it fell flat.
  • The Atheism Paradox on Oct. 15, 2014

    Writer has no idea what the word "atheism" means, nor does he know how to spell it correctly, nor how to spell "atheist" correctly---- and yet he insists that he is qualified to dictate authoritatively about atheism (the lack of belief in the gods) and atheists (people who lack belief in the gods). The writer started out by the assertion that people must be introduced to the belief that the gods exist before people can lack the belief that the gods exist: an absurdity. Since atheism is the default human condition (everyone is born an atheist), not being an atheist is something that happens to a person---- atheism does not. Sheeeish. But then, the sermon was free so you get what you pay for here.
  • Recounting Bougainville: The Japanese Counterattack on Oct. 15, 2014

    Very fine narrative, and much worth reading. Thank you.