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    Yesterday, 06:32 PM
    I have no shame in admitting that I would much rather hear Taylor Swift or Katy Perry that almost anything made before 1980. Bob Dylan sounds like a mush mouthed retired boxer.
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    Yesterday, 06:15 PM
    No such concept as usury in a moral society. What theocrats and mystics call usury is just free people voluntarily transacting at a market rate of interest. The good things about markets is they are inherently moral. A transaction only takes place if two parties agree. Trade is a series of win win transactions otherwise the transaction wouldn't take place. If one party commits fraud, a court system settles the issue. Works very well.
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    Yesterday, 06:26 AM
    GM spent $2 billion on a bag of magic beans. There's a reason they needed a bailout. Head of Nikola, a G.M. Electric Truck Partner, Quits Amid Fraud Claims https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/21/business/nikola-trevor-milton-resigns.html
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    09-19-2020, 05:07 PM
    Yeah. Every Democrat also is. No shortage of Democrat quotes talking about what a miscarriage it is to not confirm Garland. Same people don't want an appointment for Ginsberg. Elections have consequences. Not confirming a Ginsberg replacement is probably more ridiculous than not confirming Garland. Ginsberg had no business being on the Supreme Court the last few years because of her declining physical and mental health. She shouldn't be rewarded for her bad behavior in not retiring. She thought Hillary was a lock to win. She made a bad bet and lost. Time for Trump to confirm someone.
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    09-19-2020, 12:27 PM
    I wrote that when I thought he would wait until after election and not have to worry about voters. I see the news he is going to something soon. Even though a pro-choice nominee would be smartest, hard to see him nominating one now.
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    09-19-2020, 07:37 AM
    Hopefully he nominates someone pro-choice. Would be good politics to get someone confirmed. Good for the party to get away from the theocratic influence.
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    09-18-2020, 07:31 PM
    Maybe. It would seem voting on this in the lame duck session after the election would take a lot of heat off of this vote. What would Murkowski's excuse be. Trump should probably nominate someone pro-choice as a compromise to Murkowski to get her vote.
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    09-18-2020, 06:45 PM
    I just saw the news just this second. Are people seriously suggesting that Trump won't jam someone through? Trump had better nominate someone. I don't care if McConnell hesitated on Garland. Take the gloves and jam someone through.
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    09-16-2020, 06:00 AM
    The video didn't actually say the rich liked high taxes despite the title. It basically said exorbitant taxes on the wealthy in the the post-WWII period made it more likely Congress would pass loopholes so they didn't have to pay as much in taxes because of their loopholes. Not super relevant in 2020. More interesting would have been to examine why Warren Buffett wants more taxes. He isn't lobbying for loopholes. He genuinely wants to pay more. I spent some time the last few weeks reading about wealth inequality. Read the Equal is Unfair book by Yaron Brook. Economics Facts and Fallacies by Thomas Sowell. And working my way through a couple of Tom Woods episodes. What sparked it was watching the Piketty movie on Netflix, which I thought was absolute garbage but is like the best reviewed movie I have ever seen. I have reached the conclusion that Warren supports higher taxes purely as a self defense mechanism. He thinks the perception of inequality (even from buffoons on this site) will create class warfare so I think he sees paying higher taxes is a preemptive strike.
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    09-11-2020, 06:58 PM
    Only idiots refer to him as that. He treats Trump the same as Obama and Hillary. I will vote for Trump but he is a compulsive liar who disrespects and embarrasses the country daily on Twitter.
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    09-11-2020, 06:53 PM
    A lot would hinge on the testimony on the guy's lawyer who is described as Napolitano's friend. I could see this being true or having an element of truth. I posted about Judge Nap being gay five years ago (not that it matters). Not sure what the guy is mad about. Looks like he got a super light sentence and had a probation violation which would be consistent with the story. Truthfully even if he is guilty, I still think Judge Nap is great . Ron Paul has been involved in a lot of oily stuff. Mark Sanford went hiking on the Appalachian Trail on the taxpayers dime. All that matters are the issues. We will likely never know the truth. These personal things get hyped up too much.
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    09-11-2020, 10:39 AM
    I posted about Nikola. It is a dog shit fraud. Worth Zero. Elaborate research from probably the best short selling research firm on the planet. https://hindenburgresearch.com/nikola/ Not surprising you think Nikola is "the biggest news of the year"
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    09-07-2020, 05:42 PM
    This guy has long been a huckster. On a different topic his best friend who worked for him Epsteined himself and was the subject of the first episode of the Unsolved Mysteries reboot on Netflix. I think he probably just killed himself but Stansberry lawyered up and went silent really quick. Was very good tv www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/amp33234561/frank-porter-stansberry-rey-rivera-netflix-unsolved-mysteries www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/amp33273883/where-is-frank-porter-stansberry-netflix-unsolved-mysteries/
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    09-05-2020, 08:34 PM
    Marketwatch publishing garbage about capitalism is racist and healthy peppering of quotes from Karl Marx https://www.marketwatch.com/story/taking-the-racism-out-of-capitalism-isnt-good-enough-11598555456?redirect=amp#click=https://t.co/zrB9HbZSBj
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    09-01-2020, 08:44 PM
    He's a guy. Won't be representing Rittenhouse because he is a civil attorney not a criminal one. But apparently helping coordinate things. He represented Richard Jewell and won as well.
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    08-31-2020, 09:12 PM
    Just noticed Trump has almost closed a 27 point gap in the betting markets in the last month. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/elections/betting_odds/2020_president/ Also saw he is tied or leading in a couple of polls in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. House of Cards stuff..Trump.may not be popular but looting and chaos is good for his numbers.
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    08-31-2020, 04:45 PM
    I am going to stab and say this is kid isn't an innocent genius. Patrolling the streets armed is asking for problems and I am fine saying his parent or parents are idiots but that doesn't mean he can't use force if left wing thugs threaten him.
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    08-31-2020, 04:37 PM
    I am inclined to agree and that is what the video says. Plus there is the whole constitutional issue. The Framers probably intended for people as young as 17 to be able to provide for defense. The only point they are making is that is actually a debatable point and the bigger issue is even if he carried illegally it doesn't preclude him from using self defense as a lot of people are asserting.
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    08-31-2020, 03:13 PM
    A couple of lawyers break down Wisconsin law. Just looking this Barnes guy up, he is definitely legit and has represented some big name people so this isn't a random Youtuber. It would *seem* that making a murder case against this kid would be very difficult given the letter of the law. Wisconsin has very broad self defense laws where the prosecution has to prove that you were aggressive vs the kid having to prove self defense. This kid probably is an idiot but these guys break down all of the things the media has talked about like crossing state lines (which didn't happen), the fact that he was potentially possessing a weapon illegally (self defense still applies). They do a very fair breakdown. I just don't see how he is convicted of murder given their explanation. The weapons charge is the only thing they legitimately have a case on given the known facts.
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    08-29-2020, 02:39 PM
    Not sure I would have called him a star but looking over his stats, he was better than I remembered. He averaged 20 points coming off the bench one year. Played on some good Portland teams with Clyde Drexler, Terry Porter, Kevin Duckworth, Jerome Kersey and Buck Williams.
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    08-26-2020, 07:04 PM
    That was written by an idiot on the internet. Apology accepted. The Fed first did QE in 1932. https://www.nber.org/papers/w22581#:~:text=We%20examine%20the%20first%20QE,over%20a%20four-month%20period. "We examine the first QE program through the lens of an open-market operation under taken by the Federal Reserve in 1932, at the height of the Great Depression. This program entailed large purchases of medium- and long-term securities over a four-month period." And the subject is if the market is fundamentally different. Lot of talk like that in 1999 with books like Dow 36000. I promise you this time isn't different. I'll laugh if tomorrow the market starts a selloff on tomorrow's Fed speech which will be ultra dovish.
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    08-26-2020, 06:28 PM
    The Fed has done QE since the the 1930s. There have been inflations and deflations since before there was a Fed. Stocks can down. I promise you. No super secret algorithms can control market forces. No amount of money printing short of hyperinflation can make stocks always go up. Nothing is new. Nothing. Same market that it has always been and always will be. There will be painful multi-year bear market at some point that reminds everyone that valuations matter.
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    08-26-2020, 05:15 PM
    Nothing that you just said is correct. The same forces of supply and demand that governed markets in the 1800s are the same ones that affect markets now. Nothing is new and nothing has changed.
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    08-26-2020, 03:04 PM
    The NBA is a disgrace. Doc Rivers babbling about how blacks are unloved and now the Bucks refusing to take the court in a playoff game. I like how the business owners and citizens whose cities are destroyed are never mentioned. I have probably watched 70% of NBA playoff games over the last few years. I have not and will not watch even one this year.
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    08-26-2020, 11:18 AM
    If stocks are in a bubble, that implies that it will pop. Bubbles don't last forever and those "ill gotten" gains will evaporate. The Nasdaq lost 80% of its value when the tech bubble burst.
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    08-24-2020, 03:22 PM
    Pretty sure this guy has always had left wing views. I seem to remember seeing he is for universal health care, increased welfare, free college and the trade and immigration views were standard Dem views for 70 years.
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    08-23-2020, 07:05 PM
    Thanks for posting that. Really interesting read. The Fountainhead is probably the most important book I have read. I like Ayn Rand. But the dogmatism of Ayn Rand people, Rothbard people, (some) Ron Paul supporters (especially when he ran for president) never made any sense to me. These extremes in thinking might be useful thought exercises but have little applicability in the real world. I have noticed there are no kids in Ayn Rand novels. I also noticed there seem to be a lot of unhappy Objectivists.
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    08-23-2020, 06:22 PM
    Brook just articulated Ayn Rand's views on anarchism with same analogies. I have used them many times as well. Interesting the guy named his kids after Ayn Rand characters and doesn't seem to know what she believed. http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/anarchism.html http://aynrandlexicon.com/ayn-rand-ideas/ayn-rand-q-on-a-on-libertarianism.html Also Mises takes a similar dim view of anarchists "Anarchists are “shallow-minded, dull, illusions and self-deception.” "Government may even be called the most beneficial of all earthly institutions as without it no peaceful human cooperation, no civilization and no moral life would be possible." “Society cannot do without a social apparatus of coercion and compulsion, i.e., without state and government.”
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