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November 2009



Meet Harry the Programmer

November 30, 2009 – Comments (30)

When this hits Main Street, Cap and Trade is dead.    [more]



DailyKos Poll on Climate Gate

November 29, 2009 – Comments (16)

Cap and Trade is dead. Even the hard core left is no longer believes the science.  [more]



The $22.6 Million Dollar Scientist and a Scandal in New Zealand

November 29, 2009 – Comments (19)

Mish has a great post on Phil Jones, the global warming gangster that has taken $22.6 million of taxpayer money to push his phony science on the unsuspecting.    [more]



The $6 Billion Dollar Scandal and CAPS

November 28, 2009 – Comments (27)

I've been hearing quite a bit of chirping on CAPS lately about content (or as I like to call it, the anti-alstry legislation.)  Recently, i've been bringing the CRU global warming scandal to CAPS.  Some have called this the wrong forum.  It's very hypocritical. Why don't you just admit that the content you wish to ban is the content you don't agree with?  Devoish and zloj penned about 100 Healthcare blogs over the last 6 months. I don't remember even a whisper of complaint.  Did a soul asked if CAPS was the place for that?   [more]



The Inconvenient Leak

November 28, 2009 – Comments (80)

Maybe we can stop Goldman Sachs' carbon trading scheme before it's too late.   [more]



The Inconvenient Emails

November 25, 2009 – Comments (15)

Questions surrounding the competence, honesty, and integrity of the scientists performing AGW research in Britian continue to mount, as more and more emails are read and posted online.  The sheer volume of the emails hacked has slowed efforts by both the AGW believers to vindicate their science and the AGW skeptics to convince the public that something is terribly wrong.  Instead, the usual boring left/right paradigm is in full effect. Without reading a single email (I presume), Republicans are calling for Congressional investigations.  Without reading a single email, leading left wing bloggers are declaring the entire affair overblown and just another "right wing talking point."  (Note to my friends on the Left, calling something a "right wing talking point" is a "left wing talking point."  You're supposed to be the smart ones.)  [more]



The Secret to China's GDP Growth: If You Build It, Nobody Comes

November 24, 2009 – Comments (4)

The government can build you a city, but you might not want to live there or need to move there.  So then what?  You have tremendous government spending... "why spend trillions when you can spend billions?" says Dr. Evil....  and an empty city to show for it.  You can record the spending in your GDP numbers, share it with your huddled technocrats who massage every figure, put up pretty charts and graphs for the media, who in turn spend hours debating just how successful it was.  When the economy falters again, they can argue if more spending was needed.  The public eats it all up.  Well, everything except the stuff government produced for them.   [more]




November 22, 2009 – Comments (8)

I'm having trouble sleeping (bad) and I was going through some of the older blogs.  [more]



Hacked AGW Scientists Emails Paint Ugly Picture

November 22, 2009 – Comments (21)

With the recent revalation that a prominent British CRU email database has been hacked, and the acknowledgment from leading British climatologist Phil Jones verifying this claim, I thought we could go over the information gathered and see what is amiss.  [more]



My Current Investment Strategy and the best Austrian School Links of the Week

November 22, 2009 – Comments (14)

The S&P 500 Index closed at 1,071.66 on Sept. 22nd. On Friday, it closed at 1,091.38 for a 1.8% gain over the last two months. That's a cherry-picked time frame, but I'm not making a bull or bear case in this post. I want to talk about what I've been doing with my money recently, a strategy (if it can even be reasonably referred to as such) that I will continue until after the holidays.  [more]



David in Qatar is an Idiot, a Jerk, and a Troll

November 21, 2009 – Comments (31)

Guilty as charged :)  [more]



The Anti-Defamation League Defames Me

November 20, 2009 – Comments (15)

I suppose it's ok to say hurtful, slanderous, and disgusting things about another human being as long as you claim to be protecting me from those same things while you do it.  In its recent report on anti-government activity, the socially conscious Anti-Defamation League slandered and denigrated every peace loving Libertarian I have ever known, displayed a complete lack of understanding of the new political dynamic occuring in America, and deeply offended any human being that believes in freedom, decency, honesty, peace, and respect for others.  [more]



Top Fool BravoBevo, Please Take Down Your Longhorns Symbol

November 17, 2009 – Comments (24)

Listen up top Fools, quit trying to shove your college football allegiances down my throat.  Every day, I long on to this site and another "crazy" wants to tell me what the best college team is.  Or at least Motley Fool could make it a smaller part of the screen at the itty bitty bottom right hand corner.  [more]



The Syracuse University Institute of Pop Culture

November 14, 2009 – Comments (5)

This isn't about investing either, but c'mon, seriously, I had to share this.  This really exists.  From their website:  [more]



Physicist Howard Hayden's one-letter disproof of global warming claims

November 12, 2009 – Comments (91)

Howard C. Hayden
785 S. McCoy Drive
Pueblo West, CO 81007
October 27, 2009  [more]



Remembering The Fall of Communism 20 Years Ago Today

November 09, 2009 – Comments (7)

Did you know for 72 years not a single public enterprise in the USSR closed shop? I guess they were all too big to fail. Well, if it worked for them......  [more]



The Matrix Can Not Tell You Who You Are

November 08, 2009 – Comments (11)

Sometimes a creative work means more to those who enjoy it than those who create it.  [more]



Defeating Socialism In 22 Minutes and Lessons from the Soda Market

November 07, 2009 – Comments (5)

These are two great videos I can't recommend highly enough. Thanks as usual to the my favorite bow tie afficianado, Jeffrey Tucker, editor at the Von Mises Institute and a man kind enough to return email correspondence from me from time to time whenever I am stumped.  [more]



Ask Me Anything

November 06, 2009 – Comments (115)

To many, these times make little sense.  I think I have a pretty good handle on it until I don't.  Then maybe I'm half wrong.  What's really important is that the Fool blogosphere hasn't been very exciting the last few days.  Let's spice things up.  [more]

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