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  • Re: Whale Oil Myth

    Here's a google cache of the article: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?hl=en&q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fforbiddenfuel.wordpress.com%2F2011%2F03%2F21%2Fwhale-oil-myth%2F&oq=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fforbiddenfuel.wordpress.com%2F2011%2F03%2F21%2Fwhale-oil-myth%2F&gs_l=serp.3...4840.5209.0.5456.5.5.0.0.0.0.167.449.4j1.5.0...0.0...1c
    Posted to History (Forum) by Ripplemagne on Thu, Aug 9 2012
  • Whale Oil Myth

    http://forbiddenfuel.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/whale-oil-myth/ Thoughts?
    Posted to History (Forum) by Ripplemagne on Fri, Aug 3 2012
  • Re: Good Will Hunting: Bar Scene

    @John James Because "some Marxian historian -- Pete Garrison, probably" is a direct quote. Hence the quotes. @Marko I would also suggest people read Saul Alinksy's "Rules for Radicals". Does that mean I think it's the "right fucking book"? :P
    Posted to History (Forum) by Ripplemagne on Wed, Feb 22 2012
  • Re: Good Will Hunting: Bar Scene

    Haha. I did notice them name-dropping Zinn and Chompsky and was still left waiting for the "right fucking books". Because those sure as Hell aren't 'em. The affiliation of the writers is pretty obvious even to the layman, me thinks. The scene where he turns down the job proposal is a good demonstration of that. But interestingly enough
    Posted to History (Forum) by Ripplemagne on Tue, Feb 21 2012
  • Good Will Hunting: Bar Scene

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymsHLkB8u3s&feature=player_embedded#! I'm surprised this hasn't been brought up before. I just got finished watching Jay and Silent Bob and there's a particular nod to this scene midway through. And I thought it'd be a good subject to get perspectives here on. I haven't read the works of Wood, Lemon
    Posted to History (Forum) by Ripplemagne on Sat, Feb 18 2012
  • Kuwait Healthcare/Tax Rates

    In my political science class today, I met a student from Kuwait, who informed me that Kuwait has universal health care, which is "free". To which I responded, "Well, it's not necessarily free if you pay for it with taxes though, is it?" And I was quickly informed that Kuwait has a 0% income tax rate. I found this to be an interesting
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Ripplemagne on Mon, Jan 30 2012
  • Re: What can solve Britain's problems? (in light of riots and societal breakdown)

    The problem is that nanny statist entitlement has become something of a culture in places like the U.K. No disrespect intended, but when the common person associates austerity with statism and believes socialism and Libertarianism are synonymous, there's a problem. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cycXuYzmzNg
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Ripplemagne on Wed, Aug 10 2011
  • Re: The 60 worst states

    I've actually seen a few people cite Somalia. :x
    Posted to General (Forum) by Ripplemagne on Sat, Jun 25 2011
  • Who is your favorite newscaster?

    Whether on radio, podcast or television. It'll also help me, personally, if you can perhaps list off any reasons why you favor these particular pundits. My personal favorites are Glenn Beck, John Stossel, Andrew Napolitano, Greg Gutfeld, Steven Crowder, Lee Doren, Mike Trivisonno, Michael Medved, and Dennis Prager. And I guess if I have to pick
    Posted to General (Forum) by Ripplemagne on Mon, Jun 20 2011
  • Re: The first Republican Presidential Debate (South Carolina)

    [quote]No I do not see any justification for abrogation- any "sword" verses as you call them are always in reference to attackers anyway. [/quote] http://www.meforum.org/1754/peace-or-jihad-abrogation-in-islam Sura 9:5 is a reference to attackers? [quote]How does "Allah will not take you to task for that which is unintentional in your
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Ripplemagne on Thu, May 12 2011
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