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Poor and dependent.  That's what they'd like...

 

‘Government Has Our Best Interests At Heart!’ Oh, Shut Up

This is simply unbelievable.

For a long time, a very wealthy friend of mine who is an extremely good money manager had been sharing his IRA portfolio, and every buy or sell action he took, with anyone who asked to be added to his email list. He is the kind of guy the EMH (efficient markets hypothesis) assures us cannot exist, who pretty consistently and very impressively beat the market. His lifetime return on the account is in excess of 40% annually, and that includes the years of the recent financial crisis.

So if you wanted to invest exactly the same way he was, you could easily do so.

Not anymore. Now the government has chosen to protect us from people like him. From his email to friends:

This list began many years ago and grew out of my desire to help others who are friends but are not professional investors.  The list started as...

 

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Gero replied on Mon, Feb 6 2012 11:08 PM

Ludwig von Mises's Letter to Rand on Atlas Shrugged

Funny line: I plead the Fifth, but if you get pushy with me I'll plead the Second.

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Stephen Coleman: The moral dangers of non-lethal weapons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X31eYIhoMNQ
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owards the end he references this as an example:

http://www.tulsaworld.com/site/printerfriendlystory.aspx?articleid=20100627_12_0_ELRENO190369
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Police officers here are being sued for using a Taser last December to subdue a disabled grandmother, then 86, in her apartment bed. "

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

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Since you probably won't hear about this anywhere else, there was actually a case going on in Georgia in which Obama's citizenship was being contested.  Obama actually had a lawyer and everything.  He was even subpoenaed.  Guess what happened when he skipped court?

 

Georgia Judge: “Barack Obama Is A Natural Born Citizen”

Courtroom play by play

 

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Gero replied on Tue, Feb 7 2012 11:42 PM

After listening to this interview, how much history do you think is nonsense?

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Anton replied on Wed, Feb 8 2012 2:08 AM

Epic post from Zero Hedge:

Believe In A Return To The Gold Standard? You Are Now Officially An Extremist According To The FBI

[...] From Reuters: "Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday. These extremists, sometimes known as "sovereign citizens," believe they can live outside any type of government authority, FBI agents said at a news conference." And the most epic line ever written: "The extremists may refuse to pay taxes, defy government environmental regulations and believe the United States went bankrupt by going off the gold standard." [...]

 

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http://www.metro.co.uk/news/889691-plain-clothes-police-officer-chases-himself-after-cctv-burglar-bungle

Where there is no property there is no justice; a proposition as certain as any demonstration in Euclid

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Re: obama eligibility. I can't believe they used the already proven fraudulent birth certificate as evidence. Maybe someone just took a picture of it. It was found on the whitehouse website. Only to be proven as fake within the hour.

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Gero replied on Wed, Feb 8 2012 1:50 PM

I’m not an adobe expert, but this piece disputes the video.

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Did you watch all four parts ?

 

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Did you watch all four parts ?

There was an entire thread about this when it came out.  (Here's a playlist with the videos)

And it sounds to me like you didn't read the court proceedings.  It was entered into evidence so that the prosecution could have an expert say it was fake.  Obama's attorney didn't even show up.  Read the articles again.

 

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More voter fraud suspicions.

 

 

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Piers Morgan pissed me off again (I guess I saw his face somewhere) so I was happy to see these:

This article captures it perfectly.

And Carolla is just excellent.

 

 

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This is an interesting theory.  It would certainly make sense.  Obviously Romney has been smart enough from day 1 to at least understand it wouldn't be smart to go after Paul, if not actually realize he would need Paul's supporters to win a general election (or possibly even a nomination).  Paul has mentioned how his wife and Romney's wife have become friendly.  There has even been speculation and conspiracy theories that Paul and Romney are possibly working together, or at least prepping to make deals.

I'm wondering if some of those theories aren't so far off...at least as far as Romney is concerned.  I wouldn't be surprised if something like this was in the back of his mind all along as a possible necessity.

The only question from here is...will Ron Paul go for it?

 

GOP Strategist: Ron Paul Will Be on GOP Ticket

 

 

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Lyin' Larry is pretty pleased with himself:

 

 

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Teacher's union leader tells kids in failing school districts "Life isn't fair."

 

Chris Christie on NJEA: I Cannot Express How Disgusted I Am

 

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Ron Paul Winning the Battle for Delegates

"take a look at what has occurred in Colorado:

In one precinct in Larimer County, the straw poll vote was 23 for Santorum, 13 for Paul, 5 for Romney, 2 for Gingrich.  There were 13 delegate slots, and Ron Paul got ALL 13.

In a precinct in Delta County the vote was 22 for Santorum, 12 for Romney, 8 for Paul, 7 for Gingrich. There were 5 delegate slots, and ALL 5 went to Ron Paul.[...]"

 

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MaikU replied on Thu, Feb 9 2012 4:02 PM

"<slavery> is wrong even if you're not sure what will happen to the slaves if they're set free. Asking for "examples" of free slaves thriving is irrelevant." Larken Rose.

 

Just making a backup, because this quote seemed very cool to me.

"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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Reader: The Economist is "libertarian"

(I actually found this because I was looking for a definition of "beltarian".  This was one of the first non-Rockwell/EPJ links that came up because of the comment:)

I think the better description for the Economist is "Beltarian". They sound libertarian, but really aren't. I'm a libertarian and stopped reading the Economist years ago because of their support for interventionist (i.e. not libertarian) policies.

 

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How Professor Steven Jones Became a Conspiracy Theorist

For most of his career, Steven Jones, a Brigham Young University physics professor, was known mainly for his work on muon-catalyzed fusion. He conducted his Ph.D. research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (from 1974 to 1977), and post-doctoral research at Cornell University and the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility.

In the fall of 2006, amid controversy surrounding his work on the collapse of the World Trade Center, he was relieved of his teaching duties and placed on paid leave from BYU. He retired on October 20, 2006 with the status of Professor Emeritus.

In the clip below, he talks about how he became a conspiracy theorist and what happened to his career.

 

 

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The very end made me laugh out loud.

John Stossel - Don't Know? Don't Vote!

 

 

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Dr. Paul leading in Maine.

 

 

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Bert replied on Fri, Feb 10 2012 11:06 AM

This morning, or afternoon, I wake up and come across this posted from the Mises FB page; The Pagan View...really?  As if it's not enough to use such a vague and broad blanket term like "pagan," but to have the audacity to write such an article as if one understands the said world view of whatever pagan religion they seem to be critiquing.  Sitting here as a "pagan" it's a bit frustrating and I feel it's on a level of intellectual dishonesty; but seeing how the original article was written in 1943 I don't know who to "bitch" at.  Why couldn't they title the article "The Religious View" at least?  Do "non-pagans" belief in faith, i.e., Christians?  I left a comment on the article and it seems a few people share the same view; that the article is...embarassing.

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Yesterday the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the first new US nuclear reactor in more than 30 years. Finally. Irrational, technophobic fears of modern scientific developments belong into churches, not public policy. If everything those statists approve of was as safe as nuclear power, earth would have like 20 billion people.

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Bert, did you post your comment in the comments section?  You should.

 

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This account lost at least 14 subscribers after this video was uploaded...

 

Romney: Gov't should encourage heterosexual relationships by offering exclusive benefits

 

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Bert replied on Fri, Feb 10 2012 10:09 PM

Bert, did you post your comment in the comments section?  You should.

Yeah, and before I even raised concern there were some others posting comments with the same sentiment that it was a rather poor quality article and the author has no knowledge of what he's writing about - it's pretty much a big strawman with nothing to back it up.

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RE Romney offering exclusive benefits for hetrosexual relationships.

Infomercial politics. If you buy now we will throw in this exclusive one of a time offer. haha.

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Voter fraud in Maine.

 

They probably use Diebold.

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fbc91 replied on Sun, Feb 12 2012 12:33 AM

"All commercial airline pilots from 1924 to 1963 were mandated to carry handguns, and were allowed, but not obligated, to carry up until 1979."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFbAj-75R-A

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Government is on your back no matter what business you're in evidently...

Pakistani man fights police over right to charge admission to view 40-foot shark

 

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