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Bert replied on Sat, Nov 17 2012 10:38 PM

@Neodoxy

Yeah, the 2012 one was with the old man.  I just found this which may help, "Her 1973 story becomes a manuscript that Jim Broadbent reads in 2012."

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Wheylous replied on Sun, Nov 18 2012 12:05 AM

Couldn't help it:

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Haha, Wheylous, that is awesome...I have no idea what relevance it has to anything but I love it.

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gotlucky replied on Sun, Nov 18 2012 1:21 PM

It will be interesting to find out what the actual numbers are on both sides after all the information comes out:

 

Israeli air strike kills 11 civilians in Gaza: Hamas

BBC LIES ABOUT GAZA VICTIM

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Groucho replied on Sun, Nov 18 2012 2:57 PM

Careful Wheylous, I've seen those guys turn on you when you least expect it!

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. -H.L. Mencken
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Bert replied on Sun, Nov 18 2012 3:21 PM

Posted a new article in the Mises Community board.

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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Check out some of the reasoning behind Warren G. Harding's support for protective tariffs. Gotta watch out for those...INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISTS who demand FREE TRADE!!!:

http://archive.org/stream/rededicatingamer00hardrich#page/180/mode/2up

"[The removal of all barriers of trade] is the tenant of the international faith. The Socialists demand it." Then he goes on to say that removing barriers will lower standards (obviously wrong, but this is pretty conventional thinking among protectionists), so maybe he fears the lower standards will create a desire among the people for an increased socialist state. I can't follow his logic at all otherwise. Silly Republican nationalists. XD

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourbon_Democrats

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I never really got why Grover Cleveland was a Democrat.

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Groucho replied on Sun, Nov 18 2012 10:36 PM

Wikileaks Banking Blockade

 

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@SkepticalMetal

Know who else was a Democrat? Old Hickory. Not saying he was on our side all the time, just sayin'. And Rothbard's favorite president, Martin van Buren, was also a Democrat. Van Buren was the first and only president not to speak English as his first language.

Welcome to the wonderful world of 19th Century Democrats!

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I know. I just don't know why they would choose a party who's platform goes against the very nature of their own beliefs.

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Wheylous replied on Sun, Nov 18 2012 10:48 PM

This was posted over a year ago, but I think it's worth showing to our newer members:

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Aristippus replied on Mon, Nov 19 2012 12:34 AM

I never really got why Grover Cleveland was a Democrat.

The big change in the Democratic Party came with William Jennings Bryan.

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those damn silverback democrats!  

Eat the apple, fuck the Corps. I don't work for you no more!
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Jargon replied on Mon, Nov 19 2012 1:12 AM

GOD DAMN SILVERBACK DEMOCRATS

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Jargon replied on Mon, Nov 19 2012 2:46 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyZyQq2vmyg

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excel replied on Mon, Nov 19 2012 6:12 AM

An article from febuary on trust and the welfare state:

http://sciencenordic.com/trust-creates-welfare-state-%E2%80%93-not-vice-versa

TL;DR:

The scandinavian welfare models are based on the trust that is inherent in those countries due to long historic stability and low corruption (or at least a perception of low corruption) and can't be implemented in countries where such trust doesn't exist.

 

And another on why free market health care is a bad idea:

http://sciencenordic.com/health-care-and-business-dont-mix

TL;DR Take away from this article:  Free markets are bad for health care because sometimes you have to 'make choices' and that's difficult.

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http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21566612-it-may-be-possible-vaccinate-soldiers-against-trauma-war-battle-ready?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/pe/battleready

It may be possible to “vaccinate” soldiers against the trauma of war. By presenting soldiers with the horrors of war before they set off to fight, one doctor and his team hope to inure squaddies to anything they might witness on the field of battle

I would hope that by being presented with the horrors of war, the-would-be-soldiers would not go to war.

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Groucho replied on Mon, Nov 19 2012 11:46 PM

Andris Birkmanis:

http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21566612-it-may-be-possible-vaccinate-soldiers-against-trauma-war-battle-ready?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/pe/battleready

It may be possible to “vaccinate” soldiers against the trauma of war. By presenting soldiers with the horrors of war before they set off to fight, one doctor and his team hope to inure squaddies to anything they might witness on the field of battle 

"I was cured alright"

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Clayton replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 12:10 AM

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. The biggest financial clearinghouse you never heard of - they turn over the equivalent of US GDP every 3 days.

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Jargon replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 12:30 AM

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gotlucky replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 9:25 AM

 

Martin Lewis: It's time to ban Christmas presents

Okay, if you can get by the silly "ban Christmas presents" line that he's using to be controversial, there's a lot of good things in here (though most of us should be familiar with those good things).

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@ Aristippus

A lot of Democrats have their ears fall off when I try to tell them about how their party was once known as "the white man's party."

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Loppu replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 11:01 AM

Does anyone know where John James is? He hasn't been around for some time.

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Clayton replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 11:03 AM

@Loppu: Yeah, his last post was end of September.

:-\

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/20/us-markets-stocks-idUSBRE8AI0EW20121120

Stocks fell on Tuesday following a two-day rally, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank lacks tools to cushion the economy from the impact of the "fiscal cliff."

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Jargon replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 1:23 AM

I've got to say, the part starting around 3:40 of this video especially when Clinton starts laughing is chilling.

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Neodoxy replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 3:27 AM

Very good video.

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Wheylous replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 9:01 AM

Loppu, John James has been "focusing on things" (his words). Hopefully he will be back sometime.

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Bert replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 9:43 AM

Maybe he got /has [insert girlfriend/job/hobby/life crisis] now that's taken him away from the internet.

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Loppu replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 10:03 AM

Wheylous, thanks!

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gotlucky replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 12:02 PM

 

TSA reportedly exposed breasts of Rep. Ralph Hall’s teen grandniece, called it ‘accidental’; Update: TSA internal report released, blames girl’s ‘loose fitting’ dress

Apparently this happened 2 years ago, and it's only due to the Freedom of Information Act that it finally got released.

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Neodoxy replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 1:50 PM

@Bert

Impossible.

JJ would never focus on such trivial matters, he has too many meta threads to create.

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Neodoxy, could you please inform me of why your very first post was:

"a"

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Neodoxy replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 4:01 PM

As I recall it was either because I was having a hard time posting in internet explorer or I'd just deleted my post on accident and then proceeded to accidentally post...

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Groucho replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 4:04 PM

It was a coded message to his fellow Peace & Freedom Party members letting them know he had successfully infiltrated the message board. From that point on he has been a dormant cell, waiting for the code response (possible "b" or "z") telling him to rise up with his red brothers and sisters and wreck shit.

I could be wrong though.

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Neodoxy replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 4:08 PM

^

Disregard my previous post, we'll go with what Groucho said.

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