I’m tired of reading endless expressions of grief for the demise of traditional media. They are disappearing, but largely due to their own ineptitude. They were too stupid to recognize that an outdated distribution model has the potential to damage a business, especially if its customers consume the product with gritted teeth — there is a lesson here for the music industry and Microsoft.
Published in 1939, written by John Steinbeck, over 14 million copies sold, it’s an American classic. The story follows a fictional family as they struggle to survive the “great” depression.
It’s not really in the sky, it’s actually in New York, but for those of us who only interact with the casino through computers or brokers, it might as well be on the moon.
When a person asks if they look fat, the answer is always yes. People who are fit, know they are fit. It’s perhaps unfortunate, but common sense requires that you acknowledge that people who look good know they look good, even if well advised politeness or political correctness causes them to suppress any expression of that which is plain to see.
These guys do a great job explaining why you should care about peak oil. This presentation was given at the Michigan Energy Fair in 2006 by a group called The Institute for Sustainable Energy Education.
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My degree is hanging on the wall, but every time it enters my field of vision I am reminded of a post-secondary education spent dreaming of building something real, something with my name on the cover. I have always hated school, but not for the reasons you might expect.
For all you conspiracy theorists out there, here is one of the most compelling arguments in your favor.
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This lecture by legal scholar Elizabeth Warren at UC Berkeley last spring will convince you that the America of previous generations no longer exists.
I believe it’s real and I plan to profit from it, but I’m not convinced it will be responsible for a major cataclysmic downfall of civilization, as some are predicting. If global oil production has peaked, that doesn’t mean oil will become scarce, it simply means oil will no longer be plentiful and cheap.