Monthly Archives: September 2012

Gonzalo Lira: A Thought Experiment: Iran

Over 2 years later, this thought experiment is as relevant as ever. Think Different.
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An interesting article. I think there are definitely two sides to every story, and that Iran’s side isn’t being respected enough in the states. But Ahmadinejad is not innocent in all this. It’s very hard to trust and respect a person who denies the most well-documented holocaust of all time. To the …


The Emerging Headache of QE3 –

A very thorough analysis of the global macro effects of QE3. Worth reading.
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The Fed’s latest quantitative easing may cause problems for countries grappling with inflation and should prompt China to press ahead with economic reforms

‘Greatest Christian revival in the world’ in Iran

US Christians pushing war with Iran will undo work of Iranian Christians. War rhetoric strengthens ruling regime.
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September 30, 2012 at 09:11AM

Are you sufficiently frightened? The State needs you to need it. Be a good citizen and demand more war.

Iran’s Imminent Nuclear Weapon

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
Niels Bohr
Danish physicist (1885 – 1962)
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Here’s some context behind the claims that Iran will imminently possess a nuclear weapon. It started a long time ago (but not, unfortunately, in a galaxy far, far away): 1984: Soon after West…

To put the red line cartoon in context: Iran’s production of a nuclear bomb “entering final stages” May 5 1984
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The Next Subprime Crisis Is Here: Over $120 Billion In Federal Student Loans In Default

Student loan debt and defaults: as big as subprime with no assets backing and taxpayers on the hook.
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Whereas earlier today we presented one of themost exhaustive presentations[14]on the state of the student debt bubble, one question that has always evaded greater scrutiny has been the very critical default rate for student borrowers: a number which few if any lenders and colleges openly disclose fo…

Man Who Fears Obama Winning Election Slays His Family Then Self | PoliticalGroove

Tragic case of a mentally ill man, twisted by, and now used by, the political media.
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Just hours after attending church, Albert Peterson shot his wife and two sons before turning the gun on himself. According to a source close to the family ‘he just did not want his kids inheriting this mess,’ Maggie L, who did not wish to reveal her last name, toldMailOnline. ‘Sometimes we thought h…

September 28, 2012 at 04:33PM

Thanks everyone for the Birthday wishes. If I don’t get this 39 thing right, I’ll try it again next year!

Checkpoint Washington – Netanyahu: ‘America is a thing you can move very easily’

“I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily…”…all you need is a crude picture of an ACME bomb and a sharpie.
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“I know what America is,” Netanyahu told a group of terror victims, apparently not knowing his words were being recorded. “America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. They won’t get in their way.”