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Summer’s Coming: Erdogan Issues Emergency Hair Removal Decree

Summer’s Coming: Erdogan Issues Emergency Hair Removal Decree

Since last summer’s coup attempt, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been freed by his...

Memory Lane Monday: Duterte and Daash

Memory Lane Monday: Duterte and Daash

PD hates to kick your off your week with anything dark, pessimistic or chilling, but we do it...

Genius Idea: Air India’s Customer Service

Genius Idea: Air India’s Customer Service

At a time when airline customer service seems to be an archaic concept, Air India, ever the...

Too Many Holidays

Too Many Holidays

Today’s 4/20, and after Easter on Monday, Earth Day over the weekend and Witch Burning Day the...

Adidas and Pepsi Competing to Be New Coke

Adidas and Pepsi Competing to Be New Coke

So far 2017 seems to be the year where top and semi-top tier companies vie to win the PR label of...

April’s Book: The Aquariums of Pyongyang

Published in 2005.We promise to bring you a happier title for May.Our PD Book Club has covered the depravity of tyranny seen through the eyes of a child a few times already with First They Killed My Father and Escape From Camp 14, but with Rodong Sinmun recently writing about citizens of the DPRK needing to prepare to, “Chew the roots of plants,” we feel that it would be a disservice to our PDers to not recommend Kang Chol-Hwan’s autobiography, The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag.

March’s Book: The Tyranny of Silence

Twitter censureship ready.The Tyranny of Silence.Last month, our pick Fahrenheit 451 looked at a world without books.

This month, with Flemming Rose’s The Tyranny of Silence we look at world without free speech, and unfortunately, that world doesn’t seem all that different from today given the strangle hold of political correctness (now joined by Twitter) already fused to our throat.

February’s Book: Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury on his writing.When the Government tells you to strike the match, will you?With Russia back to burning books, our staff couldn’t find a better pick for February than Ray Bradbury’s classic, Fahrenheit 451.

Russia Burns Soros’ Books

He loves himself a foundation. Kindling with Soros. Daash and parts of Africa might still be into burning people, but in Russia the new trend is burning books---if they’re written by George Soros or one of his 10 billion foundations.

January’s Book: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

Your goal weight will be easy to hit in the death camps.Spoiler: She is.Since it is January, the month New-Year-New-Me promises where society tells you to drop 37 lbs and $3,700 on the latest anti-wrinkle serum, we wanted our PD Book Club pick to look at just how unwise that type of thinking can be.

Keeping that in mind, Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? is the exact kick in the pants our staff found.

December’s Book: Survivor’s Club

Being buckled prevents your body from slamming around the cabin.Do you have what it takes?Since December is the time of Hanukkah parties, Christmas parties, or in the Progressive world--- Winter Gaia gatherings, our staff wanted to pick a book that would supply you with many an interesting anecdote and statistic on survival to get you through those agonizing cocktail hours.

Ben Sherwood’s The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life provides all of the above in spades.

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