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* Nice sword-and-sorcery vignettes, in an early 20th-century style.
* It's Greek to me in different languages. From swan_tower.
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_Swiss_dinar
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_money#Warehouse_receipts
* Pre-Lydian coins?
* Code of the Hittites. And of Hammurabi if you haven't read it before.
* 1977 Time article on writing roots in record keeping. Old obviously, but the dates in it are earlier than I'd heard.
* Vampire bat plague
* Violence among the Gebusi

* British reaction against the police state
* Primates as pets
* Bunning threatens to resign, get replaced by Democrat. From electoral-vote.com
* CRPG cliches
* Should we believe Standard and Poors ratings? And a reminder of one part of the crisis: AAA securities that weren't.
* A series of posts on the UN anti-defamation of religion resolution: commentary, text and votes, source for vote. Short form: most liberal countries voted against or abstained; the thing may be a "don't criticize Islam" resolution.

* Rahm Emanuel calls Rush Limbaugh the voice and intellectual energy of the GOP.
* Conservapedia on Obama. From James.
* Mugabe calls for last white farmers/plantation owners to leave.
* Watermelons for the Whitehouse
* Swastika-bama for Michelle Malkin


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Mar. 1st, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
The country is changing. Ronald Reagan won in 1980 with 51% of the vote. We all worship Ronald Reagan. But if that election had been held with the current demographics in America today, Ronald Reagan would have gotten 47 percent of the vote. The math is changing. Anglo vote is 74 percent now not 89. And if we don't modernize conservatism, we are going to have a party of 25 percent of the vote going to Limbaugh rallies, joining every applause line, ripping the furniture up, we're going to be in permanent minority status.

They look well on the path to doing exactly this, and I'm cheering all the way.
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
Of course you shouldn't believe S&P ratings. Some so-called triple-A ratings are given because the peer group of said security is other similar low-ranked securities. In other words, it's only triple-A within the B-ranked peer group. In absolute ratings the thing is still a B.
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