February 08, 2008
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Lord Humungus' speech covers several important economic topics, relevant even today.
1. Peak oil theory
2. Fighting for limited natural resources
3. Offering "just walk away" to people who have chosen a bad real estate location (ie high crime, desert, no public library, no rule of law etc...)
Ron Paul speech covers several important topics:
1. Rule of law
2. Obeying the Constitution and the Rule of Law
3. “Just come home” to those who have been caught up in the Iraq occupation
In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. Only one who knows the disastrous effects of a long war can realize the supreme. importance of rapidity in bringing it to a close. Sun-tzu, The Art of War
the Mad Max theory of oil and war....
As Steve Jobs said "people do not read books anymore", so I am using the teaching tools available. I figure some Ron Paul would be good also.
1/3 of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives. 42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college. 80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year. 70 percent of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years. 57 percent of new books are not read to completion. 70 percent of books published do not earn back their advance. 70 percent of the books published do not make a profit.(Source: Jerold Jenkins, www.JenkinsGroupInc.com)53 percent read fiction, 43 percent read nonfiction. The favorite fiction category is mystery and suspence, at 19 percent. 55 percent of fiction is bought by women, 45 percent by men.(Source: Publishers Weekly)About 120,000 books are published each year in the U.S.(Source: www.bookwire.com)A successful fiction book sells 5,000 copies. A successful nonfiction book sells 7,500 copies.(Source: Authors Guild, www.authorsguild.org)
On average, a bookstore browser spends 8 seconds looking at a book's front cover and 15 seconds looking at the back cover.
All from http://www.humorwriters.org/startlingstats.html
Even sadder, it was on CNN back in November that around 2% of Americans bought and read over 90% of all books published,
When it comes to writing:
"One-third of 500,000 = 22? There are almost half a million words in our English Language - the largest language on earth, incidentally - but a third of all our writing is made up of only twenty-two words"
Constructive reading on the internet is even worse. When you consider the most visited sites on the internet and compare it the amount of web space devoted to non-fiction material versus... say pornography & movies? Maybe you don't have to be an English professor to outdo your peers?
So, as they say.... Fool on
oil? I think in a situation like this water would move to the top of my list
I liked this video so much I was going to repost it. I blamed my weak title and MY lack luster comments for its lack of RECs.
Wow, what a great reply! Where were you when I posted my underperform Pitch of Borders, Barnes and BAMM? You have a Top Bear Pitch right there? I would like to repost my underperforms pitches for the bookstores ref your reply.
The water issue is being talked about by Jim Rogers ( Rogers and Soros founded the Quantum Fund. During the following 10 years the fund gained 4200% while the S&P advanced about 47% (963.99/800.36).
I like and follow Rogers. I have not found away yet to profit from the water issue. Here is a video of Rogeers talking about investing in water:
abitar......... there are some ETFs out there that specialize in water related stocks only.... they actually have performed well the last couple years
No indie, third-party run for Paul.
Sad, sad news...