FUN: Gimmick, Gadget, Gizmo, or Tool?

Thursday, September 6, 2007

“A gimmick is a brilliant solution to a non-existent problem. A gadget is what you use to solve a problem you didn’t know you had. A gizmo is what you use to solve a problem when you don’t have the know-how or skill to do it yourself. A tool is what you use to get real work done.” – R.H. Ruana, member, American Bladesmith Hall of Fame

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MONEY: Yet another reason to hold bullion coins

Thursday, September 6, 2007

http://www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo125.html

The Government-Created Subprime Mortgage Meltdown
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

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The thousands of mortgage defaults and foreclosures in the “subprime” housing market (i.e., mortgage holders with poor credit ratings) is the direct result of thirty years of government policy that has forced banks to make bad loans to un-creditworthy borrowers. The policy in question is the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which compels banks to make loans to low-income borrowers and in what the supporters of the Act call “communities of color” that they might not otherwise make based on purely economic criteria.

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Ahh, yes, the gooferment creates the problem, engages in other policies the worsen it, and then are Casablanca-style shocked to find there’s a problem. And, of course, the fix is — you guessed it — more gooferment. Sigh. When do we get off the treadmill?

Buy gold. The real thing. Bullion coins. The gooferment can’t print more of those.

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USA: Dick Morris skewers Hillary

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Wed, Sep 5 2007 9:57 PM
HILLARY’S HYPOCRISY
By Dick Morris Reports

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And, in the Senate, where she pretends to have developed her penchant for compromise, she still has not succeeded in passing a single major piece of legislation.

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As the ex-Clinton advisor, he really knows them. Over and above all the petty and major scandals she’s attached to, his most telling indictment. She doesn’t get anything done! One might tolerate a Patton when you need victories in war. I just don’t see what others see in her. Hillarycare?

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PRODUCTIVITY: Limit your communications

Thursday, September 6, 2007

http://zenhabits.net/2007/09/simple-living-manifesto-72-ideas-to-simplify-your-life/

Simple Living Manifesto: 72 Ideas to Simplify Your Life
By Leo on Simplicity

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7. Limit your communications. Our lives these days are filled with a vast flow of communications: email, IM, cell phones, paper mail, Skype, Twitter, forums, and more. It can take up your whole day if you let it. Instead, put a limit on your communications: only do email at certain times of the day, for a certain number of minutes (I recommend twice a day, but do what works for you). Only do IM once a day, for a limited amount of time. Limit phone calls to certain times too. Same with any other communications. Set a schedule and stick to it.

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Hmmm? Blogging and email.

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SURVIVAL: “When Autumn Leaves Fall”

Thursday, September 6, 2007

http://members.tripod.com/~AZarowny/

Anyone for “junk”?

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