Fed to regularly forecast interest-rate changes
Can you believe this? Animals.
A mysterious Man sits at a booth at the end of a diner. People approach him because they’ve heard The Man has a gift. He can solve their problems: A parent with a sick child, a woman who wants to be prettier, a nun who has lost her faith. The Man can give these people what they want. For a price. The Man makes a proposition. In exchange for realizing their desires, these individuals must complete a task, return to The Man, and describe every step in detail. The trick is that these tasks are things that would normally be inconceivable to them. But The Man never forces anyone to do anything. It’s always up to the individual to start - or stop. The Booth at the End asks the question: How far would you go to get what you want?
The Booth at the End
This was just too legit
@JJ: AHAHAHAHA ROFL that was awesome!
Where there is no property there is no justice; a proposition as certain as any demonstration in Euclid
Fools! not to see that what they madly desire would be a calamity to them as no hands but their own could bring
How Ron Paul Outplayed Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in Iowa
I can't stand this guy, but this is worth posting
Neurosurgeon talks about Obamacare essential death panels that haven't been intialized yet
Fearing the Constitution’s return, the Washington Post launches a panicky, sophomoric attack on Dr. Paul
Ron Paul not electable? Nets 40+% of the independent vote!
Also note that he wins the "moderate/liberal" score AND the "True Conservative" category. Now what?
60 Minutes is so frustrating right now. First, the whole Chiquita thing. Now, onto sovereign wealth funds.
Is it just me, or is 60 minutes almost entirely state/statist propaganda?
Read the comments re: libertarianism. They are ridiculous.
Gotta appreciate the consistency for the cause of the establishment.
I don't get it. What did he mean?
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."
Haha, JJ, are those videos a series? I'd love to see a saries :P
They appear to done by RonPaul2012Truth...
...Do you get it now, Muff?
Check the videos on this channel out, I think you'll be entertained:
Apparently this is part of/invloved with the Revolution SuperPAC. I really like the Romney one more than I should, ha.
ObamaCare is RomneyCare 2.0
New Hampshire restaurant bans all politicians
@TheFinest: Awesome, thanks.
Ron Paul is so obviously not racist. That radioactive turd Newt Gingrich is dropping snide remarks about the "racist newsletters with Ron Paul's name on them that Ron Paul supposedly didn't write" - I look forward to someone digging up the missing section of page 8 so we can get this buried. (Lew?)
I wonder if this is linked to the friction between Tom Woods and some of the Ron Paul campaign people that Woods has mentioned but is unable to explain at the moment.
Clayton:I wonder if this is linked to the friction between Tom Woods and some of the Ron Paul campaign people that Woods has mentioned but is unable to explain at the moment.
I actually already posted this video in the newsletter thread.
Why Ron Paul, graybeard of GOP race, lights up the youth vote
Check this paragraph out:
"However, young people tend to latch onto such Paul positions with little investigation into the candidate's views as a whole, adds Professor Naison. The young people who endorsed them had little sympathy with, or even knowledge of, Paul's renunciation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, his opposition to Social Security and Medicare, or his intention to dissolve many federal departments, including the Environmental Protection Agency, he says. "
Perhaps the author should do some investigation into these things as well and he might find that these are all legitimate. Any other comments?
What about Ghost boy Sorosand the Koch brothers?
'' The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.'' Stephen Hawking
The aim of libertarianism "is to allow the owners of capital to expand their interests without taxation, regulation or recognition of the rights of other people."
But you should denounce it because it means denying climate change.
Urban Dictionary definition of Ron Paul: Sitting Texas Congressman and one time Libertarian Party presidential candidate. The only honest man left in Washington.
...Used in a sentence: I bet Ron Paul's speeches on the floor of congress are a real annoyance to all the theiving, lying, murdering, slime-dripping scumbags there.
What's even cooler than any of that...that definition was submitted literally 8 years ago...in 2004. How badass is that?
Associated Press Fact Check Excerpt:
PAUL: "I don't see how we can do well against Obama if we have any candidate that, you know, endorsed, you know, single payer systems and TARP bailouts and don't challenge the Federal Reserve's $15 trillion of injection bailing out their friends."
THE FACTS: First, there are no fans of government-run, single-payer health insurance in the Republican field, despite Paul's suggestion otherwise Sunday. Newt Gingrich once endorsed the idea of requiring everyone to have health insurance, and Romney introduced a mandate for health coverage as Massachusetts governor. But that's a far cry from a Canadian-style health system that makes government the primary payer of people's medical bills.
TARP is the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program that was proposed by President George W. Bush and passed by Congress in 2008 to help rescue imperiled financial institutions. Nearly all of the money has been paid back, with interest.
Paul's slam against the Fed ignores the fact that most of the $15 trillion he is talking about involved loans that were quickly repaid, sometimes the next day. And that's if these Fed transactions can even be considered loans in the conventional sense.
When the Fed lends money to banks, it creates the money out of thin air. When the banks pay it back, the money disappears from the system. If a bank borrows $5 billion from the Fed one day, then pays it back the next, and a week later borrows $5 billion more and quickly pays it back, the total would be listed as $10 billion, even though it's just the same money going back and forth and the treasury is in no sense being emptied.
That's how a federal report counted a running total of about $15 trillion in emergency Fed loans to domestic banks and their foreign subsidiaries between 2007 and 2010. The actual loan total, once paybacks are accounted for, is estimated at $1.1 trillion.
@Gero: Even short-duration loans have an inflationary effect on the economy by propping up bad debt, which is what is preventing the housing market from clearing. It is somewhere between difficult and impossible to quantify the inflationary effect of this kind of high-frequency money-creation-and-destruction, but there can be no doubt that the net effect is to alter the money supply in the positive direction. So, the $1.1T number is under-counting by the same token that $15T is over-counting.
The ignorance of voters is not seen as a problem because democracy is not considered an action by individuals. In methodological collectivism, the outcome of an election is not the sum of individual decisions, as libertarians would see it, but rather the purposeful action of an anthropomorphized abstract like "society". That's why you can never explain to a collectivist that democracy is flawed; for him democracy is the will of society and therefore sacrosanct.