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Ron paul videogame anyone?

http://ronpaulroadtorevolution.com/

 

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I stumbled upon this article by Russian economists that claims that perfect competition is inefficient, not monopolies:http://loyno.academia.edu/WalterBlock/Papers/1398616/Perfect_Competition_A_Case_of_Market-Failure

Haven't read all of it, but I do look forward to.

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Clayton replied on Mon, Sep 10 2012 2:37 AM

Marathon self-policing. Why do we need the SEC again?

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Wheylous replied on Mon, Sep 10 2012 8:40 AM

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Wheylous replied on Mon, Sep 10 2012 8:42 AM

I never though I would be writing this, but

Krugman smacks sense into Rand Paul

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^^^^

Oh man, i was shaken and my teeth were gnashing wheni read that as "ron Paul".

I read it again, and saw the Rand and i was like-

No problem. Hes an idiot.

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Malachi replied on Mon, Sep 10 2012 7:14 PM
http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c3#/video/bestoftv/2012/08/31/pkg-security-guard-shoots-thieves-internet-cafe.wesh

quick draw

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http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/08/23/netflix-arrested-development-sprin/

Pretty cool. It would be nice for network TV to go away.

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If this really came down to a jury situation like it sounds, I guarantee it was decided through total jealousy.

Judge Tells Family Too Bad, So Sad: Your $80M In Rare Coins Belong To The Government

 

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Kind of unrelated to Mises,org's usual fare, but I thought this was so funny, especially if you like any video games and/or enjoy a good trolling at someone else's expense...

 

 

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Bert replied on Tue, Sep 11 2012 9:38 AM

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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gotlucky replied on Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:27 PM

Gary North has been writing a lot about Obama's law license lately. Here are another two good points raised, one by him and the other by a lawyer who wrote to him.

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I do not understand what is Gary's point. Is it that Obama practiced law without a licence?

 

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gotlucky replied on Tue, Sep 11 2012 1:47 PM

His point is that he believes that Obama was going to be disbarred for some reason, and that in order to avoid disbarment, Obama voluntarily retired from the profession. North points out that it is almost virtually unheard of for a lawyer to voluntarily retire unless he is trying to avoid being disbarred. Even lawyers that have retired from practicing still keep their law license up to date.

This is according to Gary North and some other lawyers he has conversed with. I do not know if this is true, but in other articles he points out that Nixon and Clinton kept their licenses until being threatened with disbarment. Unless Gary North is mistaken, and he seems to present his case quite well over the last few articles he has written, then Obama was threatened with disbarment and voluntarily retired to save face. North can only point to circumstantial evidence, but I think he is convincing.

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Hmm... I guess I would have understood his point if I had not read his articles in reverse order.

Gary seems to believe that Obama might have been disbarred because his names did not match up, correct?

 

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gotlucky replied on Tue, Sep 11 2012 2:04 PM

I think that is what he believes. IIRC, he thought that the reason Obama's names might not have matched up might have been due to trying to cheat with grades. He may have told the bar his name was Barry Soetoro.

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Malachi replied on Tue, Sep 11 2012 5:19 PM
For anyone who is interested in the successful conduct of warfare, H. John Poole has a new book out about the U.S. Marine Raiders

http://www.amazon.com/Gung-Ho-Corps-Progressive-Tradition/dp/0981865941

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how come i always read its mises and hayek's austrian business cycle and not just mises?  what did hayek contribute to the ABC?

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Clayton replied on Wed, Sep 12 2012 3:47 PM

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TheFinest replied on Wed, Sep 12 2012 7:33 PM

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Federal Reserve launches a new round of quantitative easing!!! hurray!  thanks buddies.

 

the fed's full statement

an open ended QE.  haha

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Autolykos replied on Thu, Sep 13 2012 12:03 PM

Another article on the "QE3" announcement.

By an 11-to-1 vote, the Federal Reserve on Thursday decided to launch a new program of open-ended bond purchases -- so-called QE3 -- saying it will buy $40 billion of agency mortgage-backed securities each month, starting Friday. It's also keeping in place so-called Operation Twist, which consists of swapping short-dated securities for longer-term securities, as well as reinvesting the proceeds of maturing securities, so the central bank will be adding $85 billion of long-term securities each month through the end of the year. The Fed also extended its pledge to keep interest rates exceptionally low -- Fed funds rates are currently targeted at a rate between 0% and 0.25% -- from late 2014 to "at least through mid-2015." The Fed said it's acting "to support a stronger economic recovery" and expects the new program to put downward pressure on longer-term interest rates, support mortgage markets and help make financial conditions more accommodative. Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker, the only dissent, opposed both the asset purchases and the description of the time period will remain exceptionally low.

Here's what I think this amounts to:

(For those who aren't sure, the Fed is playing the part of Major Kong.)

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Clayton replied on Thu, Sep 13 2012 9:22 PM

US sends Marines to Libya after deadly attack

They finally got their pretext.

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Clayton replied on Fri, Sep 14 2012 10:42 AM

Tom Woods finally speaks on Jesse Benton.

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Sep 14 2012 10:32 PM

Holy crap. Hayek was more awesome than expected:

In The Sensory Order: An Inquiry into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology (1952), Hayek independently developed a "Hebbian learning" model of learning and memory – an idea which he first conceived in 1920, prior to his study of economics.

Hebbian learning? That's REALLY big! It's used in Artificial Intelligence models!

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gotlucky replied on Fri, Sep 14 2012 10:58 PM

Wheylous,

I don't know if you already have Hayek's book, but I found a link to it for free here. I could not find it on the Mises' website. Thank God for archive.org.

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Sep 14 2012 11:08 PM

Thanks. I am a bit swamped in work at the moment (especially reading MES), but I hope to get to it eventually.

 

On another note,

Woman could face 20 years in prison for massaging horses without a license

I think the state is just trolling us at this point.

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There is a us debartment of burro.

http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/whbprogram.html

 

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Clayton replied on Sat, Sep 15 2012 12:36 AM

@Kelvin:

The Dept. of Asses, LOL!

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No kiddin.

More police state coming up for your next order!

http://www.click2houston.com/news/Mom-sues-local-police-over-arrest/-/1735978/16528610/-/tsvmg6/-/index.html

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Scariest site that a progress kid referred to me. 

http://www.governmentisgood.com/

Just skimming is enough to make you sigh.

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Those memes suck.

Here is a good site: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/50-examples-of-the-ron-paul-meme

Heres a sample:

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Wheylous replied on Sat, Sep 15 2012 7:33 PM

http://www.governmentisgood.com/

Haha. I found that like a year ago and I had this conversation with them:

 

http://i.imgur.com/AxbeD.jpg

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