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StraightLineLogic's new book--Prime Deceit--A must read for Objectivists

Posted by  $  Zenphamy 11 months, 2 weeks ago to Books
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An author that can generate the phrase “Blow it out your ass, Mr. President. Send in Vice President Winslow.” and make it believable gains my immediate applause and appreciation. To do so within a novel that so explicitly describes the pure evil wielded by the power brokers and administrators of our world and the degradations heaped on the rest of mankind with no thought of their own moral depravity, is genius.

The read is fast paced and the plot very well established and extremely believable. The possibilities should serve to frighten all of us.

I highly recommend this book for all Gulchers.


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  • Posted by mia767ca 11 months, 1 week ago
    i agree...loved the book....although i flew for a living for 40+ years with automation...i never flew an aircraft that i could not punch off the automation and hand fly...
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    • Posted by  $  straightlinelogic 11 months, 1 week ago
      Literary license.
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      • Posted by mia767ca 11 months, 1 week ago
        I know...just a comment...I am not comfortable with the move to driverless cars that could be controlled by govt...
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        • Posted by  $  straightlinelogic 11 months, 1 week ago
          Cars have already been hacked, and although I said literary license, I don't see why a plane couldn't be hacked. They are, as I said in the book, just a flying computer.
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          • Posted by mia767ca 11 months, 1 week ago
            I need to be more specific....even if an airplane computer was hacked, I would only fly airplane that you could punch off the autopilot and take manual control...same for a car...i.e., I would be able to pull the circuit breaker right there in the cockpit...
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            • Posted by  $  straightlinelogic 11 months, 1 week ago
              I see. What I know about airplane cockpits wouldn't fill a small size Post-It note.
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              • Posted by mia767ca 11 months, 1 week ago
                for the airlines, you do a week of computer lessons with proficiency advancement...then you have a 4 hour oral with an FAA designee checkpilot...it is in a small room with a mockup of the entire cockpit...you have to answer questions about all switches, circuit beakers, and must be able to reach each switch and circuit breaker from memory and move or pull it in conjunction with verbal commands...you are allowed 4 minor mistakes or you retake the problem area lessons and re-test on those areas...

                once you pass everything, you move onto the simulators...the first time you actually fly the airplane is with passengers...
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  • Posted by  $  ObjectiveAnalyst 11 months, 1 week ago
    Hello Zenphamy,
    I concur with your appraisal and also recommend this intriguing and satisfying story.
    Regards,
    O.A.
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    • Posted by  $  straightlinelogic 11 months, 1 week ago
      O.A. also wrote a great review which was featured here on GG but apparently got overlooked. The link:
      https://www.galtsgulchonline.com/post...

      In fact, just so you don't have to click the link and leave the page, here's O.A.'s review:

      Prime Deceit: What if the Fountain of Youth Fell Into the wrong Hands? (OA's Book Review)
      Book review, 12-5-16 Political satire, fiction
      Author, Robert A. Gore (A.K.A. straightlinelogic) 139 pages, ISBN 978-0-692-78335-1

      I really enjoyed this well written, short novel. It was a real page turner, compelling and short enough that I would have read it all the way through in one sitting, were it not for an unavoidable interruption.

      The premise of the story is very alluring, but not unimaginable and neither are the characters. It seemed all too plausible and terrible. I found it quite easy to suspend disbelief, root for the heroes and despise the villains. After only a few brief chapters into the story all I wanted, no, NEEDED, was a satisfying ending and it delivered! I would definitely recommend it.

      Happy Reading,
      O.A.
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