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Wheylous Posted: Thu, Nov 1 2012 9:23 AM

 

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

 

Previous low content threads:

 

October 2012

http://mises.org/community/forums/t/31744.aspx

September 2012

http://mises.org/community/forums/t/31087.aspx

August 2012

http://mises.org/community/forums/t/30246.aspx

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

 

 

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gotlucky replied on Thu, Nov 1 2012 12:07 PM

I don't know if anyone else has seen this, but I just found the Mises Made Easier Glossary.

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Thanks, gotlucky. That is going to help me out a LOT.

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Ron Paul on the 30 years of the Mises Institute:

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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.

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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.

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Neodoxy replied on Thu, Nov 1 2012 10:08 PM

Lol look at what the libertarian socialists are promoting:

 

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gotlucky replied on Thu, Nov 1 2012 11:26 PM

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.

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Jargon replied on Fri, Nov 2 2012 12:03 AM

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-01/its-global-warming-stupid

Ok guys for real hand over all your markets to the state now. Play time's over, just give us all the power already.

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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

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This is really good:

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@ Neodoxy

Why does it seem like so many socialists have beards?

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This is also great, especially the end:

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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.

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@SkepticalMetal

"Why does it seem like so many socialists have beards?"

Maybe they go into the barber shop and say, "Gimme the Karl Marx."

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lol, nice

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Groucho replied on Fri, Nov 2 2012 12:35 PM

The description says he would never do it again.

The top comment was darkly hilarious:

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That's one perverted Xbox game.

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I feel the pain just looking at him.

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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:

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grant:

 

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."

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Malachi replied on Sat, Nov 3 2012 1:00 PM
Austrian blog, this post is on dollar backwardation:

http://www.acting-man.com/?p=17058

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Clayton replied on Sat, Nov 3 2012 3:03 PM

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.

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RagnarD replied on Sat, Nov 3 2012 6:10 PM

As distasteful as it is, I agree with the ruling, but I still can't believe he won.

http://fox2now.com/2012/10/26/man-sues-wife-for-being-incredibly-ugly-wins-120000/

 

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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?

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Stephan Kinsella: "Say you and I both want to make a German chocolate cake."

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Somebody has to explain to me what were the false pretenses.

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.

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Malachi replied on Sat, Nov 3 2012 8:04 PM
I'd say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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I'd say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Of course, but he is the beholder in this case.

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RagnarD replied on Sat, Nov 3 2012 8:15 PM

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.

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Clayton replied on Sat, Nov 3 2012 8:31 PM

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.

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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. 

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Clayton replied on Sun, Nov 4 2012 1:31 AM

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:

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Groucho replied on Sun, Nov 4 2012 7:35 AM

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.

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Clayton++, that screencap is amazing.

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Neodoxy replied on Sun, Nov 4 2012 2:31 PM

Guess what everyone?

"Too Big to Fail" incentives banks to become larger

But remember, we need the government to protect us from big business.

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