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Wesker1982 replied on Sun, Dec 25 2011 12:43 AM

Kindle Fire + Mises.org = WIN. I will now consume as much Austrian Economics as my brain can handle. 

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Has the no-3G been a problem for you?

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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What if there were no government? (Video series)

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No. I just transfer the books from my PC. I got it mainly for reading, so the lack of 3G doesn't really matter. 

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Ha, I found this on the People's Cube:

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Jargon replied on Mon, Dec 26 2011 11:05 PM

RothbardsDisciple:

What if there were no government? (Video series)

 

RD is this yours? You go to UVM?

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RD is this yours? You go to UVM?

Nope, just a video from an online friend of mine. I can, however, get you in touch with him if you like.

 

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Clayton replied on Tue, Dec 27 2011 12:39 AM

Interesting interview of a defected KGB agent, dating from 1985. I somehow strongly doubt that he was really a defector but in any case I don't think he's bullshitting in this interview. I believe there is and will continue to be a policy to bring the American public to heel. America was too free for too long and this created a serious crisis for the ruling Elite in every part of the world. If such a small government is good enough for Americans and consistent with the highest levels of productivity and prosperity, why isn't a small government good enough for everyone else?

But I think the process has been underway since long before the Soviets were around, since at least the founding of the Federal Reserve but the intent has been there from day one (consider the failed first and second central banks of America). I think we are currently in the Demoralization stage and on the brink of the Crisis stage. We'll see what happens next. I think the issue will be forced to crisis or resolved ("normalized" without a crisis) by 2013.

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Wheylous replied on Tue, Dec 27 2011 8:48 AM

Too soon, too soon. Some books will be cooked, some men paid off, and the crisis will be averted and kicked down the road until some bigger crisis happens in maybe 20 or 30 years. Maybe even more. Who knows.

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CBS Evening News: Ron Paul #1 In Iowa Poll...May Not Be The Frontrunner

 

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They really should be trying to find something new.  The caucus is less than a week away and Paul's at more than 50% on Intrade.

You'd think someone would have realized by now that a fairly large number of people don't have landline phones...especially young people, whom the news reports are all too happy to point out make up a lot of Paul's most enthusiastic base.  435 people who will respond to a political survey from a landline phone do not an accurate caucus prediction make.

The crowd knows much better...caucuses are for dedicated, involved people, which even Paul's worst enemies won't deny make up his supporter base.  Mark my words, Paul will win Iowa and take at least second in New Hampshire.

More on Intrade:

 

 

 

 

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Wheylous replied on Tue, Dec 27 2011 2:31 PM

JJ, the same young people-cell phone argument was made last time but the polls were actually pretty close to the turnout.

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DanielMuff replied on Thu, Dec 29 2011 12:34 AM

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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Is that meant to be Murphy?

http://www.economist.com/node/21542174

 

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Clayton replied on Thu, Dec 29 2011 10:12 PM

And Krugman's not exactly and underwear model... why is he the only that gets to keep his shirt on??

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Wheylous replied on Thu, Dec 29 2011 10:31 PM

What are you talking about? Look at Murphy's pecs devil

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Dec 30 2011 3:22 AM

Brilliant quote from user "_red" from Reddit:

If there existed a company whose business model resulted in killing millions of people and was now 15 trillion dollars in debt, very few people would have trouble pointing out that it was a completely failed idea.

However, due to the power of indoctrination, they can't use the same level of rationality when talking about the state.

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TheFinest replied on Fri, Dec 30 2011 3:26 AM

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TheFinest replied on Fri, Dec 30 2011 3:46 AM

 

CSL's video.

 

I must say it was much funnier than I expected, good job.

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Thank you TheFinest, I really appreciate it. I'm new to this forum, but I'm assuming given everyone's viewpoint of economics, I am amongst Ron Paul supporters. I just wanted to say lets do what we can to support our convictions and share our ideas.

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Lotta good stuff here.  They say Ron Paul's the "frontrunner" (finally) and they do it more than once.  Then they call out Newt Gin-grinch for being aggressive and extreme in his attacks on Paul, and basically chalk it up to the fact that the lizard is fading and needs some attention.

 

 

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Dec 30 2011 1:31 PM

Powerful new tool in the fight against trolls:

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Dec 30 2011 1:33 PM

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Autolykos replied on Fri, Dec 30 2011 1:43 PM

On one level, that's funny. On another level, it's decidedly not funny.

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Dec 30 2011 2:06 PM

Haha, this is amazing:

Google "stupid fat radio host":

http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GGGE_enUS391US392&aq=f&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=stupid+fat+radio+host

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The first hit is this very thread. Which means you cracked Google.

"They all look upon progressing material improvement as upon a self-acting process." - Ludwig von Mises
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Wheylous replied on Fri, Dec 30 2011 2:53 PM

Goddamnit :P Second hit, then

WAIT. DUDE. I got this off of the main Reddit page! This means that anyone who searches the words due to reddit will see this forum! :P Do I see a new strategy for getting our word out? cheeky

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MaikU replied on Fri, Dec 30 2011 2:58 PM

Atheist statist to a christian: "LOL, you seriously buy this tosh! You've been reading too many LaHaye books and watching too much Kirk Cameron. Continue believing in a perfect being that believes in killing for no reason, and that endorses slavery -- I, for one, have slightly higher standards."

Anarchist to atheist statist: LOL, you seriously buy this tosh! You've been watching too many CNN and FoxNews and reading too little in your teens. Continue believing in a perfect utopia called Liberal Democracy that tortured, caged and killed millions for no reason. -- I, for one, have slightly higher standards.

"Dude... Roderick Long is the most anarchisty anarchist that has ever anarchisted!" - Evilsceptic

(english is not my native language, sorry for grammar.)

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Autolykos replied on Fri, Dec 30 2011 3:01 PM

Clayton:
Interesting interview of a defected KGB agent, dating from 1985. I somehow strongly doubt that he was really a defector but in any case I don't think he's bullshitting in this interview.

There's more to it than that video shows. The guy's name is Yuri Bezmenov, and he was interviewed by G. Edward Griffin (who wrote The Creature from Jekyll Island). I've watched the whole thing - 30 minutes or more, IIRC. It gave me chills.

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Fed Secretly Bailing Out Europe

 

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Dec 30 2011 5:56 PM

Former Citigroup VP? Hm, Idk...

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just in case you hadn't heard...

 

 

Here's a news story.  And then get this...

After this guy defected over to the Paul campaign, Bachmann immediately accused him of being on the take.  He and the Paul campaign deny he received any financial compensation, and the Iowa political director for the Bachmann Presidential campaign, Wes Enos, came to his defense as well.  Enos issued a statement saying Sorenson's decision was, "in no way financially motivated" and that he "cannot, in good conscious watch a good man like Kent Sorenson be attacked as a ‘sell-out’".  Soon after this statement was released, Bachmann fired him.

 

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Dec 30 2011 7:30 PM

Hadn't heard the entirety of the second part. Nice.

And about the corporate crossovers - I like the info gained, but I'm afraid it could be used to justify "we just need the right, non-market regulators!"

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AJ replied on Fri, Dec 30 2011 9:11 PM

Wheylous:

Goddamnit :P Second hit, then

WAIT. DUDE. I got this off of the main Reddit page! This means that anyone who searches the words due to reddit will see this forum! :P Do I see a new strategy for getting our word out? cheeky

Holy shit! Was it the fact that you put it in quotes?

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I wanted to make sure everyone had seen this.  I've been waiting for this since I saw the first one last year.  I really enjoy films like this.  They've done an excellent job.  Interestingly though, this current one has only been out a couple of weeks and already has twice the views as last year's...

 

 

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Dec 30 2011 9:36 PM

Aw, made me cry crying

I like how one of the pictures on Google was my avatar :)

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Dec 30 2011 10:24 PM

Also, I totally thought that was part of the Zeitgeist movie thing initially when I saw the name... :P

 

Anyway, I found this pretty crazy:

Kelly Clarkson sales spike 440% on Amazon after Ron Paul endorsement

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