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John James Posted: Wed, Feb 1 2012 12:32 AM

In this thread we post short things that don't require a seperate thread.

 

Previous low content threads:

January 2012
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/27526.aspx

December 2011
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/27178.aspx

November 2011
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/26855.aspx

October 2011
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/26422.aspx

September 2011
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/26084.aspx

August 2011
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/25783.aspx


July 2011
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/25323.aspx

June 2011
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/24987.aspx

May 2011
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/24393.aspx

April 2011
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/23834.aspx

March 2011
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/23166.aspx

February 2011
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/22523.aspx

January 2011
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/21877.aspx

December 2010
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/21375.aspx

November 2010
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/20722.aspx

October 2010
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/20457.aspx

 

 

 

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Obviously you can recognize a couple of good talking heads...but it sounds like some of the others might actually contradict them.  I'll be interested to see this one and find out if it's actually worth sharing...

 

 

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For more on Nigel Farage, see here.

 

 

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Venezuela Announces “Irrevocable” Withdrawal from World Bank’s Arbitration Body

According to an official statement released by Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday this week, the move has been taken on the grounds of defending national sovereignty and “to protect the right of the Venezuelan people to decide the strategic orientation of the social and economic life of the nation”.

Czech Rejection of EU Fiscal Pact

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The presentation is quite good:

http://musicisthevirus.com/

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Anton replied on Thu, Feb 2 2012 11:13 AM

Peter van Uhm is the Netherlands’ chief of defense, but that does not mean he is pro-war. At TEDxAmsterdam he explains how his career is one shaped by a love of peace, not a desire for bloodshed -- and why we need armies if we want peace.

http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_van_uhm_why_i_chose_a_gun.html

Peace and stability do not come free of charge. It takes... good equipment and well-trained, dedicated soldiers. [...] I hope you will support the efforts of our armed forces to train soldiers like this young captain and provide her with a good gun, instead of the bad gun my father was given.

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http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/02/01/ron-paul-exposed-as-white-supremacist-by-anonymous/

 

http://pirasec.com/

 

If this is true, goodbye Ron Paul

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"Ron Paul’s racist politics and affiliations are already well known, being viciously anti-immigrant, anti-abortion and against gay marriage" (emphasis added)

**rolls eyes**

 Also, there's the guilt by association.

And since when does Anon have a moral compass?

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Rabbi Lapin: "Let's make bricks!"
Stephan Kinsella: "Say you and I both want to make a German chocolate cake."

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Against gay marriage huh?  That's interesting...you know, considering there were robo-calls made to let everyone know Ron Paul wanted to destroy marriage by letting the gays get hitched...

 

Like I said, if you listen to the media, Ron Paul is a homophobic homosexual-lover who thinks gay people should be executed (but also allowed to marry), a racist who does pro bono work for interracial couples, a pro-abortionist who argues for anti-abortion ideals, and a Democratic party double agent RINO Republican candidate who lives by libertarian principles.

 

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Daniel Muffinburg:
"Ron Paul’s racist politics and affiliations are already well known, being viciously anti-immigrant, anti-abortion and against gay marriage" (emphasis added)

**rolls eyes**

America isn't ready for a liberal president.

"They all look upon progressing material improvement as upon a self-acting process." - Ludwig von Mises
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http://www.naturalnews.com/034848_Microsoft_Merck_eugenics.html

Global vaccine program = global depopulation program

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UN says world is running out of resources

More reason to start thinking about a SHTF plan.

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Freedom4Me73986:

This is dangerous nonsense. Resources being used up doean't mean they eventually  have to run out. "Resources" is different stuff over time. Resources have been "running out" for a long time, yet still reserves are growing.

Secondly, humanity escaped the malthusian trap some two hundred years ago. The notion that population just grows at some exponential constant, which resource production has to keep up with, has been discredited a long time ago. People have kids because they can afford it, and we can afford it because we have more people producing resources. Population growth is not a danger to material abundance, but a prerequisite for it.

I'm not surprised that the UN would be urging this, environmentalism is a fast track to international statism. We shouldn't trust the UN on this issue at all. I mean, they were the leading entity behind the global warming scam. Even if their forecasts were accurate, their solution is counter-productive. Have people learned nothing from the history of the soviet union? The market is vastly better than (inter)national socialism at providing anything. State planning isn't actually better at getting shit done! If resources actually were running out, we should quickly liberalize resource production instead of nationalizing it.

"They all look upon progressing material improvement as upon a self-acting process." - Ludwig von Mises
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MaikU replied on Fri, Feb 3 2012 10:49 AM

 

 

"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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Bert replied on Fri, Feb 3 2012 12:41 PM

People have kids because they can afford it, and we can afford it because we have more people producing resources.

Actually, this isn't absolute.  Plenty of people mess up, get pregnant, and decide to keep the child when they can barely take care of themselves.  I know of plenty of people in exactly these scenario's, and what they think is the right or moral decision, but they'll realize how much they f'd up when they decided to not get an abortion for whatever reason (religion, "morals", or something else).

I agree with the view that our planet is overpopulated and using up more resources than we should (as well as not taking care of anything).

I had always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way. - Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols
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Bert replied on Fri, Feb 3 2012 1:31 PM

Old news, but I believe this counters the belief of the pro-IP crowd, that if it's free and openly available to everyone, you can't make a return on it.

The much-hype album was offered as a free download on the NIN website and was initially and intentionally leaked to BitTorrent sites such as the Pirate Bay in advance of the album's physical release.

But that didn't stop NIN fans from scoop up legally-purchased, paid versions of the album in record numbers. Estimates put Reznor's early sales of Ghosts I-IV at $750,000 — but that figure shot up to $1.6 million, in only its first week of release.

A while back it seems that Jeffrey Tucker posted an article (or on the Mises blog thingy) a 20 or so minute video about NIN/Reznor's marketing techniques; like leaving flash drives in the bathrooms at his concerts with his albums and other fan based material as well as free downloads, and to some people's surprise it worked in promoting his music and sales.

Anyway I came across that article from here.

I had always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way. - Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols
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F4M, since when are you a UN guy?

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Ah, socialists of the progressive era never fail to surprise me:

 

 

I'm sure it's not all of them (the book indeed lists others who are against this), but the more I read, the more I see how special interests played a role in the Progressive movement.

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Bert replied on Fri, Feb 3 2012 9:16 PM

What's that from?

I had always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way. - Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols
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tunk replied on Sat, Feb 4 2012 1:04 AM

Obama: I Pushed Dodd-Frank And Health Care Reform Because Of Christ

b-b-b-b-but ron paul is a creationist guise

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tunk replied on Sat, Feb 4 2012 1:21 AM

"Criticizing Ron Paul for not passing bills in Congress is like criticizing a nun in a whore house for not turning tricks. He was there to stop the "whoring," not become one!" ~ Blake Buffington

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Rothbard destroys a common statist argument.

 

 

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New bill would decriminalize marijuana in a certain New England state. But it would be regulated and taxed so not 100% legal.

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HB1705.html

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The Non-Ron Paul Political Commercial

 

 

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Gero replied on Mon, Feb 6 2012 12:15 AM

Why French Parents Are Superior

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I finished Economics in One Lesson today. Does this site have any economics texts anyone here would recommend after reading that (and only that so far)? I've seen the reading list, but a lot of those books aren't on this site.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-16852326

A group of independent traders in Bristol are launching their own currency, with the backing of the council and a credit union.

The "Bristol Pound" will be printed in notes, and also traded electronically.

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Ark de Grande:
I finished Economics in One Lesson today. Does this site have any economics texts anyone here would recommend after reading that (and only that so far)? I've seen the reading list, but a lot of those books aren't on this site.

What list might you be talking about?  There's actually a list of lists.

Check out the thread where you asked about this before for

my recommendations

 

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Gotta love it.  Guy sounds exactly the same.  Could have just as easily been recorded yesterday.

 

Ron Paul on Sexual Freedom and AIDS

 

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http://freestateproject.org/

1000th Free Stater moves to New Hampshire.

-- --- English I not so well sorry I will. I'm not native speaker.
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Sorry Chyd3nius, but you're right.  I'm all but completely turned off of this thing thanks to your friend who just won't go off to the woods already.  I saw your post and my eyes automatically began to roll, like a gag reflex.

 

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