QUOTE: Gooferment debases the currency … ALWAYS! – Friedrich von Hayek

“With the exception only of the period during which the gold standard was in effect, virtually all governments throughout history have used their exclusive power to issue money, as a method to defraud and plunder the people.” – Friedrich von Hayek

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INTERESTING: “Miracle on the Hudson” caused by gooferment “unintended consequences”


Federal Policy Brings Down Another Airliner in New York
by Thomas Schmidt

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Well, the “Canada” geese are presumably migratory, and are covered by treaties: in other words, they are under the control of the Federal Government, which protects them from any harm. The fact that they do not migrate is immaterial: no state or local government can harm them in parks, and no private landowner of a golf course can shoot, trap or harass them from his property. Once again, uniform Federal rules have usurped local control and private property rights; thankfully, an accountable private airline’s pilot was there to protect us from our protectors.

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Knew it wouldn’t take long to find the gooferment in the “Miracle on the Hudson”. What should me call non-migrating Canadian geese? Dinner!

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PLATFORMS: Windoze7 is on the horizon


Will the Windows 7 RTM make an early entrance?

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The official release of Beta 1 of Windows 7 to the public is widely expected to occur next week. If all goes well with the remaining testing, indications are that the final, RTM (released to manufacturing) version will be available as early as August. Lending support to this theory is the fact that the end-user license agreement of Beta 1, like all recent prerelease versions of Windows 7, states that the software will expire Aug. 1, 2009.

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With a tip of the hat to the folks at WINDOWSECRETS.COM … …

Why do I feel like I have seen this “morality play” before?

Because we have?

Now everyone will be urged to test and upgrade asap. Hardware won’t support it? It’s an Intel / Microsoft treadmill. Intel needs you to buy more hardware so Microsoft makes fatter OSes. Microsoft needs you to send them money so they need to inflate their OSes with more “features”.

For what?

To do websurfing, email, wp, spreadsheets, and some slides.

Ya gotta be kidding!

If your platform works — which for most home users it does — sit tight.

Windoze cruds up over time. Fact of life. So focus your energy in a “refresh”.

Or move to Linux. With free software.

And. get off the treadmill entirely. It’s not taking you anywhere you want to go. Except to spending more money.

Computing should now be a commodity.

A very cheap one.


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MONEY: Watch out for the “liquidation” scam

Circuit City to liquidate remaining US stores
Jan 16 12:05 PM US/Eastern
AP Business Writers

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The buzz is that Liqudators mark all prices back up to the MSRP initially. THEN, start to mark stuff down.

I’ve seen this anytime I went for “bargains” when someone was closing down.

Don’t be fooled.

AND, if you have a Circuit City gift card, GET SOMETHING for it. It’s not going to be a collectable on the Antiques Roadshow. “YEs, Mister Doofus:: And, how much did your great grandfather pay for this 50$ gift card? Yes, well while it’s an original Circuit City gift card, no one cares. Sorry to say, it’s value is zero. But it is pretty.”

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