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RE: Amsterdam currency exchangers won't take US dollars - Boing Boing
Topic: Miscellaneous 11:08 am EDT, Mar 20, 2008

k wrote:

Currency exchange outlets in Amsterdam won't to trade US dollars for euros because the value of the dollar is dropping so quickly they're afraid of losing money, even with the outlandish vigorish the sleazy little joints usually tack on.

We are so fucked.

This is kind of alarmist. At the moment we are actually a little better against the pound right now than we were a few weeks ago. So what if some private enterprises in Amsterdam won't accept the dollar? I don't necessarily have to accept them either, no one is forcing me to.

Read someone at the IMF saying they believe the Euro is overvalued recently.

It's all relative.

I am concerned that we have the Fed pumping up our money supply unchecked and without M3 stats we can't really tell the extent, but the Amsterdam thing doesn't really phase me.

RE: Amsterdam currency exchangers won't take US dollars - Boing Boing

RE: Misadventures in logical reasoning
Topic: Miscellaneous 11:35 am EDT, Mar 13, 2008

Dagmar wrote:
No, this is the passage you should have quoted:

Governors who hire adult prostitutes must resign immediately lest the public trust be forever sullied. Presidents who break the law by spying on Americans with no warrants, who torture people in violation of multiple treaties and statutes, who start hideously destructive wars based on false pretenses, who repeatedly proclaim the power to ignore laws, and who imprison people -- including Americans -- with no charges of any kind, should remain in office for as long as they want. Anyone who suggests otherwise is an irresponsible, shrill, partisan radical.

Heh, I was about to quote this with some commentary. You've already done the quoting for me so here goes my comment:

It's ironic that in an article titled 'Misadventures in Logical Reasoning' they exercised the Red Herring fallacy.

RE: Misadventures in logical reasoning

RE: Save the Internet!
Topic: Politics and Law 1:14 am EST, Mar  8, 2008

Decius wrote:
To be perfectly honest with you, I think this is bunch of fucking bullshit.

Except for the computer chick at 0:33. Mmmm... Love that 70's getup.

Can the phone companies do wrong? Yes, of course they can. Blocking or degrading service to existing customers who have already agreed to pay for "Internet" access should not be legal.

As best I understand that is the main thrust of the Net Neutrality argument. Everything else you described seems to be superfluous to the issue.

RE: Save the Internet!

RE: Latest NIN Album released under a CC license
Topic: Arts 10:23 pm EST, Mar  4, 2008

Decius wrote:

Other information:
Ghosts I-IV is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license.

An exciting partnership and experience regarding this release will be announced soon.

Wow. I just learned about Still last weekend, and I haven't listened to the remixes of Year Zero, and now they make 36 new tracks available for 5 bucks! Looks like I've got a lot of listening to do!

It's really good. I was jamming the FLACs today on my headphones at work, made it through 20 of 36, #19 being my favorite thus far. I dig this concept. Trent is doing it right 100%.

I ordered the Deluxe set to support the cause and get the nice art, vinyl, blu-ray, the prints, and the WAV source files of the multitrack session. Really not a bad deal, it's limited to 2500 copies too so it will at least retain its value if not go up.

RE: Latest NIN Album released under a CC license

garfield minus garfield
Topic: Arts 11:24 am EST, Feb 28, 2008

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life?

Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and methamphetamine addiction in a quiet American suburb.


garfield minus garfield

RE: New hope for allergy/asthma sufferers
Topic: Miscellaneous 11:46 am EST, Feb 26, 2008

Nanochick wrote:
The research team, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, targeted the p110delta molecule and found that it was possible to interfere in the allergic reaction before symptoms occur, but without shutting down the immune system in mice.

It means scientists are a step closer to developing a new class of allergy and asthma drugs. At present treatments focus on alleviating the symptoms.

Lead author Dr Khaled Ali said: "p110delta was first identified in 1997 and, although we had our suspicions, at that time we had no idea how important it would turn out to be. This work shows that we have the potential to take control of the body's reaction to an allergen and prevent symptoms from occurring."

That will be nice.

RE: New hope for allergy/asthma sufferers

Government In Action
Topic: Miscellaneous 9:06 pm EST, Dec 29, 2007

[ Video Link ]

Government In Action

Ron Paul's Paranoia
Topic: Politics and Law 1:31 pm EST, Dec 18, 2007

Your prognostication about Ron Paul might be right. This was a pretty stupid thing to say IMHO. If anyone needs something to paint him with the paranoid brush this is a prime nugget. Seriously don't understand the strategy behind making a statement like this.

Ron Paul's Paranoia

RE: Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway overvalued: Barron's: Reuters Business News - MSN Money
Topic: Society 11:03 am EST, Dec 17, 2007

w1ld wrote:
Don't buy BRK.A, it is too expensive right now. :)


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc , the conglomerate built by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, could be overvalued, Barron's reported on Sunday.

Barron's estimates that Berkshire is worth about $130,000 a share, about 10 percent below the current level.

Berkshire stock closed on Friday at $143,000, up 38 percent from its 12-month low of $103,800 hit on February 27.

Hey man thanks for the tip, that spare $150,000 of mine is just burning a hole in my pocket ;)

RE: Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway overvalued: Barron's: Reuters Business News - MSN Money

Buzz N Click 5
Topic: Electronic Music 5:13 pm EST, Dec  3, 2007

WRVU 91.1 and DJ B of the mixdown present: Buzz & Click 5.

When: Saturday December 8th
Where: The End, 2219 Ellison Place

Each year for the last five years, DJ B of the eclectic and long-running electronic music show, the mixdown, has put together a stupendous collection of local electronic noise makers for BUZZ AND CLICK. Focusing on the experimental, live, cutting-edge, and performance aspects of the genre is a clear departure from the typical club scene and deserves the attention of every filter-tweaking-knob-head in the southeast.


Forrest Bride
Matt Hamilton
Bluff Duo
Athena Blue
Oliver Dodd
Jensen Sportag
Let's Say Baltimore

Buzz N Click 5

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