Archive for April, 2010

Readers Donating Time

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 22:42 7 Comments

I thought this idea was worth passing along. Each day, I get hundreds of emails from readers – the good, the great, the bad, & the ugly. One thing I get a lot of is … articles off the web that readers think I may be interested in for purposes of blogging or writing. This [...]

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Barter Economy Avoids the Long Arm of the IRS … for Now.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 21:52 3 Comments

Reader Dan G. sent me a fascinating story on the popularity of bartering in a distressed economy. The story is about the Roanoke Valley TimeBank, a place where, …there’s no money involved — only time. It all comes down to time credits and debits, which are recorded on the TimeBank Web site. The idea is [...]

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Butt Naked Bacon / Evil Carbs

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 21:03 11 Comments

Folks: a truly great website: Bacon Unwrapped. The website is a “a celebration of the deliciously sinful strip of cured pork belly.” Heroic! Additionally, here’s a great piece in the (mainstream) Scientific American: “Carbs Against Cardio: More Evidence that Refined Carbohydrates, not Fats, Threaten the Heart.” Eat less saturated fat: that has been the take-home [...]

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The Downfall of the Hitler Parody

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 5:31 2 Comments

It’s true – the spoofs from the movie Downfall are being blocked on YouTube. Constantin Films owns the rights to the movies, and the company has claimed copyright infringement. Here’s a good article on TimesOnline, with an even better title: “Hitler’s Copyright Panzers Roll Out.” As I’ve noted before, the director of the movie, Oliver [...]

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Government Motors is using government money to pay back government money to get more government money

Monday, April 26, 2010 21:59 3 Comments

My hometown is electrified about the great news: GM is paying back its loans. A cartoon from the Detroit Free Press on the “seven dirty words”: I can think of two really dirty words that would please even Joe Wilson: “You Lie!” When I heard the payoff figure of $6B on the news, my eyebrows [...]

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Now Here is a Badass

Monday, April 26, 2010 20:19 3 Comments

Just forget the part where she says, “This is how Michelle Obama gets those biceps looking good……” Oh gimme a break … and besides, I never noticed Michelle Obama with good-looking biceps (??) But Ernestine is ripped at 73, and she is smokin’. Besides having beautiful muscle, she’s a cardio maniac running 80 miles per [...]

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Republican Mitt Romney, Liberal Hero

Sunday, April 25, 2010 19:32 19 Comments

You can just read this New York Times headline and then move on.

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Don’t Film a Cop Pointing a Gun at You

Sunday, April 25, 2010 19:05 3 Comments

Autoblog has this interesting story and video of a speeding motorcyclist pulled over by a plainclothes cop who drew a gun on him. The crazy, little man cut off the motorcycle and ran from his (unmarked) car drawing a gun on the rider. Note what took place a few days after the rider received his [...]

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More Pro-Vaccination Propaganda

Sunday, April 25, 2010 18:46 8 Comments

Latest propaganda: the reason the government’s swine flu pandemic didn’t occur is because all of those lucky people who were vaccinated in 1976 during the government’s first swine flu propaganda program received long-term benefits and thus had a greater resistance than they otherwise would have had without the vaccination. (That is, those who did not [...]

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Strategic Defaults No Longer on the “Fringe”

Sunday, April 25, 2010 15:32 7 Comments

Any Austrian economist has got to snigger at Rick Newman’s opening paragraph in his article in US News & World Report: One thing that’s fascinating about an economic crisis is the way ordinary people confound the experts. Consumers are expected to behave according to sophisticated economic models that have been built over decades, but sometimes [...]

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