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Surly Newz / Re: Who They Are...
« on: July 13, 2019, 07:32:22 PM »
Based on what we know so far, the Epstein chronicles is really a variation on that hoary tale Faust in the style of Woody Allen's New York Stories.

Jeffrey, for reasons not yet know, was willing to sell his sole while others who were presented with similar if not as egregious deals were not.

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Surly Newz / Re: Who They Are...
« on: July 07, 2019, 02:20:20 PM »
I fear you are correct. We will see.

Yes, it's too early to tell. But Drudge is reporting Comey's daughter may be the prosecutor, which does not forebode well for Trump.

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Surly Newz / Re: Who They Are...
« on: July 07, 2019, 10:39:15 AM »
I was sadly amused to see the numerous internet postings saying that Epstein will finally be brought to justice or that Trump is now going to get him.

This has nothing to do with justice for the victims.

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Surly Newz / Re: Global GDP Still Propped Up By A Massive Amount Of Debt
« on: November 11, 2018, 06:04:37 AM »
We've been waiting for wheelbarrows full of Weimar money since the Speedy Gonzalo Lira days, and it hasn't happened yet.
So which is it?

The economic/financial system is more robust that these commentators expected.


The money system is no more robust than a car engine leaking oil kept running by adding more oil continually.


Or to use another metaphor: it's all smoke and mirrors.

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Marathon Man Newz / Re: Sinead O'Connor Goes Muslim
« on: October 28, 2018, 08:05:21 PM »
S[k]in[h]ead O'Conner, lol.

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Geopolitics / Re: Libertarian Ideas and Viewpoints
« on: September 16, 2018, 12:02:35 PM »
If you read Morris Berman's blog you get the impression that Mexico is the best of all possible worlds. But some of the crime there is beyond brutal.

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I can't agree conforming to one's social environment is a 100% genetic trait. Let's say conformity is 100% genetic. Would the individual then rebel if he is placed in a society completely to his liking?

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Yes, he was smart and clownish. But are we not all of us today taking ourselves too seriously? Even though we seem to be living in an apocalyptic death cult?

RE, your recent comment that you perhaps should have been more of a conformist really resonated with me since I would have benefited by being more of a conformist and accepting this matrix in which we live.

I have come to accept that there is nothing we can do about it.

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Wow! I have not seen Buckley since viewing Firing Line broadcasts in PBS as a teenager. At that time my impression was that he was intelligent, erudite and serious. Now he seems to me somewhat buffoonish and campy.

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Economics / Re: 🤑 The Fallacy of Western Economics; Slavery in Disguise
« on: September 10, 2018, 02:51:57 PM »
I could not finish reading this article since it begins with so much gibberish.

Both "real" science and so-called social science seems to me to be based on inductive reasoning. In physical science the apple always falls from the tree to the ground why? Only because it was never observed to fall the other way. So it's an exact law.

In economics it is observed that people will usually act to increase the amount of money or utility or whatever, but not always. So its inexact.

What does this have to do with the rest of the article?

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Science, Inventions & Techology / Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« on: September 09, 2018, 08:36:28 PM »
There's some strange synchronicity going on here. Some time ago I posted that "carz" is a permutation of "czar". Now I realize that "tesla" is a permutation of "etsal"!

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Surly Newz / Re: The real Goldfinger: the London banker who broke the world
« on: September 08, 2018, 08:11:05 PM »
As usual, there is no sphere of human activity where language is used more loosely than in finance and economics. A little bit of internet research reveals that under Bretton Woods, only foreign central banks could exchange their USD for gold. It seems that these USD would be deposits with the FRB and not paper dollars.

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Surly Newz / Re: The real Goldfinger: the London banker who broke the world
« on: September 08, 2018, 05:43:07 PM »
The result was that, over time, the system created at Bretton Woods fell apart. More and more dollars were escaping offshore, where they avoided the regulations and taxes imposed upon them by the US government. But they were still dollars, and thus 35 of them were still worth an ounce of gold.


Very nice article. Thanks for posting. But I thought only paper money was redeemable in gold.

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The same one Bob Dylan said he made the deal with in his interview with Ed Bradley. Remember, the way to get more detail is by analyzing, and we know whose in there.

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I've given up analyzing and started aggregating. The conclusion is the world is run by an apocalyptic death cult. Any questions?

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