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Wheylous Posted: Fri, Aug 31 2012 11:04 PM

 

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

 

Previous low content threads:

August 2012

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

 

To begin with, I will plug my work in progress, LibertyHQ. Here is the "Get Educated" page, the one which I am most focused on developing at the moment:

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

 

Specifically, the "Issues in Libertopia" is the most developed section and updating almost daily. Check back for updates and you can already start using it as a resource for articles on specific topics!

I also very much welcome ideas for websites which to include.

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Wheylous replied on Sun, Sep 2 2012 12:00 AM

This pic should fit better:

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Wheylous replied on Sun, Sep 2 2012 12:29 AM

From skimming this article (http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424053111903904904577615361581700788.html?mod=googlenews_barrons) I am to understand that the GOP is looking to a VAT. My question is why the heck almost all Republicans focus so much on cutting taxes before actually cutting expenses? In this regard, Ron Paul stands far apart from them. He always talks spending cuts. His tax plan is a natural follow-up to the spending cut - just bring those taxes down. People don't realize that if we have tax cuts without spending cuts it's just gonna go to the deficit and the interest thereof.

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barf

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Also, I think some of you guys might dig this

 

http://www.infothread.org/

 

Loads of infographs on just about everything

 

Some are really useful (in the lifehackers sort of way) and some are garbage (the economics section)

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They've outdone themselves:

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Clayton replied on Sun, Sep 2 2012 9:45 PM

Wheylous, that is so freakin' awesome!!

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I added the source for the above.

Also, this one is funny:

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From EPJ:

Here's a great example of how people think government planning is required. But take away the government control and it is absolutely amazing how much better things are.

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 Mon, Sep 3 2012 10:18 AM

Fascinating. There might, of course, be some room for a few traffic lights, but I'm glad that other alternatives are being considered. And if the roads were private, we'd be seeing a lot more innovation.

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I would swear Wenzel posted on this kind of thing before.  Actually, he did less than a month ago...and that's not even the one I was thinking about.  Neither is this one from four years ago.

Either way, I definitely remember Stossel going over this in multiple episodes of his program.  Here's one:

 

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Wheylous replied on Mon, Sep 3 2012 11:23 AM

Good summary of this campaign season:

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Does their SEO score drop if they use "was" in the title?

Let's see if I can figure out what it is that they are saying:

[The f]arm tenant [that was] arrested after burglars [were] shot was 'plagued by break-ins'

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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They are British. Obviously they are above good grammar.

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A friend of mine just showed me this video. I don't think it's been posted on the forums before:

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skylien replied on Tue, Sep 4 2012 11:50 AM

Banking deception, Sargento cheese inflation, Gold to skyrocket

"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes, qui custodes custodient? Was that right for 'Who watches the watcher who watches the watchmen?' ? Probably not. Still...your move, my lord." Mr Vimes in THUD!
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Malachi replied on Tue, Sep 4 2012 5:39 PM
Antisec hacks fbi laptop, finds file with iphone/ipad personal data, over 1 millions datum.

http://pastebin.com/nfVT7b0Z

any idea what this is about?

To Syrian rebels: If Assad wins he will exterminate all of you till the very last one, so better go and kill the motherfucker and his bunch of suckers for once.
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Nielsio replied on Tue, Sep 4 2012 5:47 PM

David Gordon and the Cash Register Thought Experiment

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Malachi replied on Tue, Sep 4 2012 6:06 PM
Shepard Smith just stumbled over paul ryan's name and almost said "congressman ron paul" haha
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Wheylous?

Just because my avatar is the logo of an ex-hacker group, it doesn't mean I stay in touch with the hacker world ;)

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Clayton replied on Tue, Sep 4 2012 7:21 PM

Just because my avatar is the logo of an ex-hacker group, it doesn't mean I stay in touch with the hacker world ;)

Exactly what you'd expect a hacker to say.

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Malachi replied on Tue, Sep 4 2012 7:25 PM
I grant that the argument you referred to is a non sequitur. Do you "stay in touch" with the hacker world?
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Exactly what you'd expect a hacker to say.

;D But serious, I do not keep up with any tech news.

Do you "stay in touch" with the hacker world?

Nope. I hear any hacker-related stuff either from the Yahoo homepage or the Reddit homepage.

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Jargon replied on Wed, Sep 5 2012 1:09 AM

This is a shot in the dark, but someone posted a video on here a long time ago. It was a youtube animated short about a guy who took a fishing trip and was then stalked by forest gnomes. The Shining music and ambience was used. He makes some other videos where the characters don't say anything, but shout like monkeys.

Does anyone remember any of the names of the videos or the youtube account on which they might be found?

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How 'Pro-Choice' are Democrats?

 

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Had me laughing all the way home. Actually, I am at home. Anyway, it had me laughing. I love it! "I guess people are made up of contradictions"

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I just saw this on Reddit and thought you guys might be interested. I know neither Say's law nor Keynes nor Marx's refutations thereof.

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Jargon replied on Wed, Sep 5 2012 11:15 PM

SteveKeen:

Every producer asks for money in exchange for his products, only for the purpose of employing that money again immediately in the purchase of another product.

In other words, money is neutral.

/: \

Non-sequitur much? And why doesn't he quote more than just one sentence from Say's Treatise?

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Bert replied on Thu, Sep 6 2012 11:07 AM

Samsung pays Apple $1 billion by sending 30 trucks full of 5 cent coins.

"You can use your coins to buy refreshments at the little machine for life or melt the coins to make computers, that’s not my problem, I already paid them and fulfilled the law." - Is there a potential geek war about to happen?

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