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Media Bias - If I had a gold coin for every time Wolf asked Ron Paul about 3rd party..

 

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Just came across this old Mises Blog post:

Inflation propaganda video during Great Depression

By MGM:

 

Of course it did not work. The short term improvement was due to the Repeal of Prohibition and all the job it created in the alcohol industry. FDR could not get unemployment much below 15% until he started drafted millions to fight and die in World War II.

HT: Jeff Hummel

 

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Clayton replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 2:25 PM

I guess it's what Wolf thinks passes for a very "hard-hitting" question... if Paul says "maybe", then Wolf makes him seem disloyal to Republicans. If Paul says "no way", loses the Republican nomination and then decides to run 3rd party, Wolf has a video clip of Paul saying "no way" and then "flip-flopping".

That's why Wolf makes a bazillion dollars a year salary... 'cause he asks the really hard-hitting questions!

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I believe it's actually around $3 million...still putting him well into the 1 percent.

 

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Obama Gives Free Cash to Students and Ron Paul Looks to Play the Spoiler

 

 

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You may remember this one, where Fox News whines about "why does Ron Paul have to all in libertarian?"

 

 

Someone (Jack Hunter) finally addresses the "I Like Ron Paul Except on Foreign Policy" phenomenon...

 

 

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Herman Cain vs Ron Paul On Predicting The Economic Collapse

 

 

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Wheylous replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 10:40 AM

That PJ News Break was completely true. After Obama's words I was left thinking "how the hell do you think you 'grow' the economy by removing these promises of loan payments? That screws with the whole system! And it's not like the money is being destroyed by being given to the creditors!" And then the guy did the segment with the dollar and I burst out laughing.

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Anton replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 4:20 AM

A friend of mine has just forwarded me this:

Google Censors War Crimes Video

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Peter Schiff on Fox Business with the redhead (who may or may not have a little crush)

 

They're trying so hard to paint any sort of "good outlook ahead" picture they can and he just won't play ball.

 

 

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Wheylous replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 8:34 AM

Zach Weiner (SMBC) has outdone himself:

 

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Wheylous replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 11:32 AM

I see nice parallels between Colbert's segment on Alabama's immigration law and the Glass-Steagall act:

http://www.colbertnation.com/full-episodes/wed-october-26-2011-taylor-branch

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Gero replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 7:48 PM

Good 60 Minutes Clip

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DanielMuff replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 10:09 PM

Did anyone see tonight's 60 Minutes on Madoff's wife and son? The most important part was the narrator saying that SEC investigated Madoff and found no wrong doing, but that the (economic) bust made it impossible for Madoff to maintain the scheme.

To paraphrase Marc Faber: We're all doomed, but that doesn't mean that we can't make money in the process.
Rabbi Lapin: "Let's make bricks!"
Stephan Kinsella: "Say you and I both want to make a German chocolate cake."

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John James replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 10:20 PM

Even PBS documented the SEC's incompetence (or should I say, ignorance).  This is actually a pretty good overview.  You can watch the full program at the site (or on Netflix streaming):

Frontline: The Madoff Affair

 

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Josh replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 10:24 PM

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="#http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xkM7cdMgcEc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

 

Damn, I have no idea how to link a video. Anyway, the video is great; there are private militia men bearing arms at an occupy protest. 

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Clayton replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 11:19 PM

@Josh: That's really dangerous precisely because of the response it elicits from the police. Unlike private security, the public security apparatus is necessarily territorial. Not only does it maintain a monopoly on the legitimate use of force, it is so jealous of this monopoly that it doesn't even want the idea of peaceful, competiting, private security agencies co-existing with one another crossing the public's mind.

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