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The Fairfax County Public Library system in Virginia reportedly destroyed 250,000 books as part of an effort to revamp its system and cut costs.

The Washington Post reports that the books were discarded as part of a plan to reduce costs and bring the county

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Title says "destroyed".  Article says "discarded".  Not quite the same thing.

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we have a budget issue, so throw away books that are still worth money instead of selling them off!!!!!!! makes lots of sense right?

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Title says "destroyed".  Article says "discarded".  Not quite the same thing.

 

^ From the Washington Post:

 

In addition, the library moved to a

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Burning books, what have we come to...........

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What about the environment? Did they even consider using a recycled paper dumpster? :angry:

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Burning books, what have we come to...........

Just thrown in a dumpster -- not burned.

 

 

Who can read these days ... ?

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beginning of the end of civilization in america.

 

the rest of the world will be fine. thank gawd.

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Mind most of those US historical books are probably incorrect anyway.Yes Hum I did make up the term burned but it was meant as an example of wastage and a historical reminder during the dire period of German history where books were burnt by brown shirts.

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Burning books, what have we come to...........

 

Fahrenheit 451 anyone?

 

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There should be a Law passed -- if a book can not be donated to other needy libraries, sold to the public, then it should be digitized and available on the internet. ;)

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What a waste. I hope they find the dumbass responsible and make him pay for them.

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