In this thread we post short things that don't require a seperate thread.
Previous low content threads:
June 2012 http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/29429.aspx
And the self plug:
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I don't know if anyone else has seen this, but I just found the Mises Made Easier Glossary.
Thanks, gotlucky. That is going to help me out a LOT.
Dancing disallowed in Japanese nightclubs
Ron Paul on the 30 years of the Mises Institute:
too funny. the school bus just let off like 20 kids at the end of the block. they were marching in a line in the middle of the street chanting, "Romney SUCKS! Romney SUCKS!" Wonder what the school is teaching them, because the only signs i have seen in people yards of my neighborhood is for romney....
bunch of street toughs i dont know if im safe here anymore.
I went running looking for a video camera to interview them for the forum but couldnt find one that was charged. hopefully they will do it tomorrow.
Whoppers of 2012, Final Edition
Secret Service agent kills self amid affair probe
Israel confirms killing Arafat deputy in 1988
Hit by crisis, Greek society in free-fall
Lincoln scholar Richard Current dies at age 100
Getting a Read on the Real Rand Paul
13 Reasons Not to Vote
The Best Essay on Health Care
Your President Hopes You’re Stupid
Sumptuous Counterterrorism Spending Must End
Cato Releases Report on EPA Endangerment Finding
Lol look at what the libertarian socialists are promoting:
In the process of spying on people through Who is online, I found out that you can see who people are sending friend requests to, not just that they are sending friend requests.
I feel dirty.
Ok guys for real hand over all your markets to the state now. Play time's over, just give us all the power already.
The Anarch is to the Anarchist what the Monarch is to the Monarchist.
Neodoxy - so they just like burned a hole through a dog to prove that animals feel pain?
"Dogs don't feel pain" said no one ever
This is really good:
Why does it seem like so many socialists have beards?
This is also great, especially the end:
this is just too bizarre
transgender 45 year old man (has only been transgender for a few year) uses the women's locker, walks around butt naked and sprawls out naked in the sauna? Oh and the lockerroom is shared by a local high school.
The coach calls the cops on him, but later APOLOGIZES when she found out he was a transgender.
“This is not 1959 Alabama,” Francis told the television station. “We don’t call police for drinking from the wrong water fountain.” - ya because exposing yourself to teens is the same thing as refusing blacks to drink from the same water fountain as a white man.
"Why does it seem like so many socialists have beards?"
Maybe they go into the barber shop and say, "Gimme the Karl Marx."
The description says he would never do it again.
The top comment was darkly hilarious:
Achievement unlocked: Lung Cancer.
Achievement unlocked: Lung Cancer.
That's one perverted Xbox game.
I feel the pain just looking at him.
For me, one the most memorable parts of Rothbard's crowing achievement, his epic History of Economic Thought, was his description of the communist experiment that took place in Münster in 1534-35. I like it so much I created an audio of it:
Government Explained 2: The Special Piece of Paper
Law without Government
First pass looking at that:
"Oh, got a bunch of stuff with food stamps."
Second pass looking at that:
"LOBSTER AND PORTERHOUSE STEAKS?!"
Third pass looking at that:
"WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING DRINKING _DIET MOUNTAIN DEW_ WITH LOBSTER AND STEAK?! THAT DOESN'T MATCH AT ALL! TUCKER! JEFFREY TUCKER GET IN HERE AND DENOUNCE THIS TRAVESTY!"
Fourth pass looking at that:
".....I can't believe I got madder at the fact that this person is mixing steak and lobster with mountain dew than they ran up a $140 food bill on luxury food items."
"Even when leftists talk about discrimination and sexism, they're damn well talking about the results of the economic system" ~Neodoxy
Great job, Graham... that was a fascinating and enlightening bit of history... kind of like the 70 years of Soviet history compressed down to two years. Yikes.
As distasteful as it is, I agree with the ruling, but I still can't believe he won.
Somebody has to explain to me what were the false pretenses.
Wait, does that mean that I can get my money back for all those dinners I spent on women that wore lots of make up?
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."
That she was attractive by nature. As for your question, the dinners would be considered gifts. He actually made a binding agreement and invested in her based on false pretences.
I'd say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Of course, but he is the beholder in this case.
LOL, only if they told you "I never wear makeup". Your question does make me withdraw my support of the ruling though, needing more information to decide.
He actually made a binding agreement
Unfortunately, this is becoming less and less true. Marriage is a legal arrangement that entails no rights or obligations on either party except large wealth redistributions from the "high income earner" to the "low income earner" in the event of a divorce.
Marriage is a legal arrangement that entails no rights or obligations on either party except large wealth redistributions from the "high income earner" to the "low income earner" in the event of a divorce.
But you see, that's still binding in some way. If it is as you say, and he is the high income earner, he would be forced to lose a lot by undergoing a regular divorce - and from a marriage that was entered into on false pretences. By suing, he has been able to escape that fate.
Copyright insanity, firsthand experience...
I play the piano. I have uploaded videos of my performance of Yiruma's River Flows in You as well as Bach's Air on the G string. While both videos are still viewable, they have been marked as "disputed" by "collection societies" which are apparently private coops of copyright holders that just troll YT and mark things as copyright violations willy-nilly.
Here's a screenshot:
Somebody is claiming a copyright on Bach? Good grief!
And I thought the story of Waltzing Matilda's US copyright was absurd. It was written by Australian poet in 1896 and the tune was borrowed from one or more songs that were already a hundred years old at that time. Then in 1941 an American copyrights it as an "original work". The Aussies had to pay a dead American's estate royalties for singing their own unofficial anthem at the Olympics.
Clayton++, that screencap is amazing.
Guess what everyone?
"Too Big to Fail" incentives banks to become larger
But remember, we need the government to protect us from big business.