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ThatOldGuy Posted: Tue, Jul 31 2012 11:00 PM

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

 

Previous low content threads:

July 2012
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/29812.aspx

June 2012                                        http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/29429.aspx

May 2012
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/29022.aspx

April 2012
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/28697.aspx

March 2012
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/28350.aspx

February 2012
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/27995.aspx

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

Since it would have been his 100th birthday yesterday, here's Milton Friedman taking the argument of a protectionist and chopping it down with the edge of his hand... of argumentation:

If I had a cake and ate it, it can be concluded that I do not have it anymore. HHH

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Wheylous replied on Wed, Aug 1 2012 11:59 AM

 

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

 

Previous low content threads:

July 2012

http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/29812.aspx

June 2012
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/29429.aspx

May 2012
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/29022.aspx

April 2012
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/28697.aspx

March 2012
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/28350.aspx

February 2012
http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/27995.aspx

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

 

 

The reign of the terrible John James has ended!

Also, watch out for updates to my work in progress Liberty HQ, where I am for now aggregating libertarian articles on a variety of topics to make reference and reading easier:

http://candlemind.com/projects/progclub/file/michael/educate.php

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One more from Friedman:

If I had a cake and ate it, it can be concluded that I do not have it anymore. HHH

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What?

DAMMIT! I made one! It just didn't go through moderation! NOOOOOooooo!

Well, at least it wasn't JJ.

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It just didn't go through moderation! NOOOOOooooo!

Same thing happened here and if someone else made a thread and mine didn't pass, I'd probably react the same way start throwing things in my house.

Well, at least it wasn't JJ.

Exactly! EMH confirmed! BOOM!

 

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The numbers are still in his favor -.-

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William replied on Wed, Aug 1 2012 3:13 PM

interesting I don't see anything in the mod forum.

Yours may have been lost in the void

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The numbers are still in his favor -.-

 

If I had a cake and ate it, it can be concluded that I do not have it anymore. HHH

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This is cheating! The official time is PST; so, you're three hours ahead.

 

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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The official time is PST

I wasn't aware of that. Why?

 

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Malachi replied on Wed, Aug 1 2012 5:27 PM

Keep the faith, Strannix. -Casey Ryback, Under Siege (Steven Seagal)
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Do you know what happens to the North Korean athletes who lose their Olympic event?

If I had a cake and ate it, it can be concluded that I do not have it anymore. HHH

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Lol, that's how they boost GDP.

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Here's a very cool article on the Chick-Fil-A story by a buddy's dean. This is in the New York Times:

Let Chick-fil-A Fly Free

 

As a gay man, I’m disheartened by statements like Mr. Cathy’s, with their limited conception of what it means to be a family. “Family” is a treasured — I’ll say it, sacred — word in the gay community. Through decades of modern-day oppression, gay men and lesbians have created families against all odds. Love, loyalty, commitment, mutual support: these things are family. They are scarce virtues that our society should do everything in its power to foster.

But that’s my opinion. And a society that truly believes in individual freedom will respect Mr. Cathy’s right to his views. Those who disagree with him are free to boycott Chick-fil-A in protest. But if our elected officials run Chick-fil-A out of town, they are effectively voting for all of us, regardless of our respective beliefs, and eliminating our individual freedoms.

If I had a cake and ate it, it can be concluded that I do not have it anymore. HHH

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Wheylous:
How the hell does it cost $3.40 for a soda? Even if they were buying 2-liters, it's only $1.19 at the grocery store, and the retail price, not the wholesale price.

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 is a low  content thread? Id say this is pretty filled.

what is the point?

 

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@Daniel Muffinburg

My guess is that cost factors in what the food service workers get paid (wages + benefits). We all know government workers and contractors get paid very handsomely by the State.

The only one worth following is the one who leads... not the one who pulls; for it is not the direction that condemns the puller, it is the rope that he holds.

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How the hell does it cost $3.40 for a soda? Even if they were buying 2-liters, it's only $1.19 at the grocery store, and the retail price, not the wholesale price.

They're professionals. At losing money.

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What is a low  content thread? Id say this is pretty filled.

It's for posting articles and other links which do not require in-depth discussion. That way we don't clutter the forum.

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I shall watch this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMaoh53w9cw&feature=relmfu

btw how do i post youtube vids on the forums?

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Wheylous replied on Thu, Aug 2 2012 11:37 PM

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With none of the spaces

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“Since people are concerned that ‘X’ will not be provided, ‘X’ will naturally be provided by those who are concerned by its absence."
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Cops with Machine Guns: The Killing of Michael Nida

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Student replied on Fri, Aug 3 2012 2:38 PM

Academic Coach Taylor has some advice for you!

I love these things. :P

http://academiccoachtaylor.tumblr.com/

This recent one particuarly.

http://academiccoachtaylor.tumblr.com/image/28556894603

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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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Beautiful

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Heh. Environmentalists critiquing new Keynesians (specifically, Karl Smith, who Murphy debated some time ago):

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2011/12/02/380758/economist-karl-smith-suggests-solving-global-warming-by-having-everyone-move-to-siberia/

Of course, I do not want to imply that all new Keynesians are leftists, but I just thought this was funny.

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Clayton replied on Fri, Aug 3 2012 3:44 PM

We need to clean house on these out-of-control police departments. The problem is not rogue officers. The officers are pretty much just grunts... they'll do what they're told. The problem is the filthy, misanthropic mentality of the departments. One way we can push back is to start hitting the municipalities with stratospheric civil lawsuit damages. Would be nice if one of the supposedly pro-rights legal organizations - ACLU, Rutherford Institute, etc. - would pick this up. If Detroit were to be hit with, say, $20 billion in punitive damages for Aiyana's murder, that would at least send a chill down the spine of other municipalities who might start to think twice about their attack-dog tactics employed by their police departments.

I've been saying since at least 2007 that we are going to see ever more tragic, frequent and outrageous killings and abuses by the cops. It's the inevitable consequence of post-9/11 militarization. We need to see these inevitable tragedies as opportunities to take down the statists on all fronts - media, legal, political, financial, tactical, etc.

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posting it here

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Neodoxy replied on Fri, Aug 3 2012 4:00 PM

I think you all are forgetting the most important and unsettling issue here...

John James hasn't posted on Mises.org in a week... 

At last those coming came and they never looked back With blinding stars in their eyes but all they saw was black...
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Clayton replied on Fri, Aug 3 2012 4:06 PM

John James hasn't posted on Mises.org in a week...

I noticed that, too. I have a theory - JJ and Wheylous are having a lover's quarrel. That's why Wheylous was gone for so long and then the minute he shows back up, JJ disappears. It's like when your parents weren't talking and would never both be in the same room at the same time...

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John James hasn't posted on Mises.org in a week... 

I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed. This is disconcerting.

If I had a cake and ate it, it can be concluded that I do not have it anymore. HHH

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Thomas Sowell - Our Intellectual-In-Chief

I have a funny feeling that Sowell wouldn't appreciate being called an intellectual.

 

If I had a cake and ate it, it can be concluded that I do not have it anymore. HHH

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http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/08/03/trading-program-ran-amok-with-no-off-switch/

"Regulators are planning to look into why there was such a lag between the discovery of the problem and when Knight’s trading ceased, according to people with knowledge of the discussions."

I wonder, whose intererests are supposedly protected by "regulators" in this case. Stockholders? But why not going via courts?

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