Archive for February, 2007

Extra Flesh Discrimination

Monday, February 26, 2007 23:16 Comments Off

If being fat is having “extra flesh,” so be it. This article is a bit about the NAAFA (National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance). By the way, Peggy Howell, a spokesperson for extra fleshy people, says that “public health campaigns against obesity reflect a meanness toward overweight people.” No, they don’t. These campaigns reflect the [...]

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On Guns: Dumbo Zumbo

Monday, February 26, 2007 1:52 Comments Off

Jim Zumbo was a writer for Outdoor Life magazine. In a recent blog post for the magazine, Zumbo stated that “any semiauto rifle with an AR or AK prefix was a terrorist rifle, had no place in hunting, and should be outlawed for that purpose.” With the glory of the Internet to make or break [...]

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Charles Murray on Intelligence and Work

Sunday, February 25, 2007 14:06 Comments Off

If you have not read these (3) superb articles by Charles Murray, you MUST check them out. Terrific stuff. Part I: What’s Wrong with Vocational School? Part II – Intelligence in the Classroom Part III: Aztecs vs. Greeks

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Sub-Prime Insanity

Sunday, February 25, 2007 13:46 Comments Off

Read this excerpt and make sense of it…..oops, nope, don’t try unless you truly understand the corporatist and corrupt nature of the monetary system we have in this country and why the Federal Reserve was formed in the first place. The article is here. Brokerages Are Buying The company told officials the project, which is [...]

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The Mother of All Enslavements

Sunday, February 25, 2007 13:40 Comments Off

Could these people have come up with a more stupid project? It is being reported that the descendents of Strom Thurmond once owned descendents of Al Sharpton. Is anybody asking why this newspaper, The Daily News, would hire professional geneologists to look for this? Too many people with too much time on their hands.

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Wikipedia and Hayek

Sunday, February 25, 2007 13:01 Comments Off

The heroic Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, is quoted as saying: I just wanted to say that Hayek’s work on price theory is central to my own thinking about how to manage the Wikipedia project. Possibly one can understand Wikipedia without understanding Hayek, since perhaps my own theories of how Wikipedia works are false. :-) [...]

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The Wall Street Sewer

Sunday, February 25, 2007 12:35 Comments Off

Here is a comment that comes from someone on a private email list (blogged with permission), but I cannot attach his name because his day job is too close for comfort. The comment came in response to this blog post from George Reisman. I wanted to re-print this comment here because I think the commenter [...]

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When Welfare and Abortion = “The Good Life”

Sunday, February 25, 2007 12:29 Comments Off

I spotted a really dumb thing in Self online. Self, an online site for living well, published a piece on the healthiest cities for women. Seattle came in ranked high as a great place to live because “Washington is among the five best states for access to birth control and abortion.” Now, firstly, whether you [...]

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Auto Industry Enemas?

Sunday, February 25, 2007 11:56 Comments Off

In early January, Deutsche Bank released this note regarding its outlook for the domestic auto industry for 2007: Getting ready for the Detroit Auto Show: All too often we have found that our walks through the major auto shows are random, inefficient, or incomplete. With this in mind, we have compiled this short guide to [...]

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Sunday, February 25, 2007 11:43 Comments Off

I made a hasty post on an email list that people seemed to really like. The discussion was Enron – again? – and getting it right as to whether or not the execs were merely following the rules or whether they were corrupt. They were corrupt. And the whole time the regulatory authorities were granting [...]

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