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    October 2009 entries:

    When the Savior State Becomes the Enemy of the People
    (October 30, 2009)

    Crazymaker: Journal of American Media and Lifestyle
    (October 29, 2009)

    "Upholding the Law" or Simply Theft by Other Means?
    (October 28, 2009)

    Housing: Round Trip to Pre-Bubble Prices Underway
    (October 27, 2009)

    A Trader's Intuition (with Charts)
    (October 26, 2009)

    Simplified Investing (guest essay)
    (October 25, 2009)

    Readers Comment on "Driving While Poor"
    (October 23, 2009)

    Stocks, Inflation, Speculation, Desperation
    (October 22, 2009)

    The Gathering Storm in Commercial Real Estate (CRE)
    (October 21, 2009)

    Criminalizing Poverty For Profit: Local Government's New Debtors Prisons
    (October 20, 2009)

    When Giants Fall: the Erosion of U.S. Wealth and Influence
    (October 19, 2009)

    Why We'll See Stimulus 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 (and so on, until The Great Implosion)
    (October 16, 2009)

    Three Models of Future Stock Market Moves
    (October 15, 2009)

    The Pension Fund Managers Impossible Task
    (October 14, 2009)

    The Peace Prize in a Time of War: 10 Questions
    (October 13, 2009)

    The Forgotten Peg: Chinese Yuan and U.S. Dollar
    (October 12, 2009)

    Deflation or Inflation: Who Cares?
    (October 9, 2009)

    The U.S. Dollar: Chart Points to Reversal/Major Rally
    (October 8, 2009)

    The Vampire Squids Leeching Small Business
    (October 7, 2009)

    The Rush for Money from Somewhere Other Than Work
    (October 6, 2009)

    Inalienable Rights and the Constitution (guest essay)
    (October 5, 2009)

    Rights, Lies and Losing Legitimacy
    (October 2, 2009)

    Pain, Addiction, Anxiety, Flu, Malpractice, Meds and More
    (October 1, 2009)

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    "There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity." (Douglas MacArthur)

    "Economic history is a never-ending series of episodes based on falsehoods and lies, not truths. It represents the path to big money. The object is to recognize the trend whose premise is false, ride that trend, and step off before it is discredited." (George Soros)

    "To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it -- who can say this is not greatness?
    (William Makepeace Thackeray, recommended by U.Doran)

    "Daydreams of a fair world which would treat him according to his real worth are the refuge of all those plagued by a lack of self-knowledge." (Ludwig von Mises)

    "The way of the Tao is reversal." (Lao Tzu)

    "Chance favours the prepared mind." (Louis Pasteur)

    "It is neither necessary to hope to undertake, nor to succeed to persevere." (William of Orange)

    "You must have a willingness to do something when everyone else is petrified. You must learn the lesson of following logic over emotion." (Warren Buffett)

    "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." (Winston Churchill)

    "Where there is ruin, there is hope for treasures." (Rumi)

    "May a fair road always be open to you." (CHS, April 2, 2006)

    "A healthy homecooked family meal and a home garden are revolutionary acts." (CHS, May 2008)

    "You don't miss what you no longer want." (CHS, August 2008)

    "Food is wealth, health is wealth, energy is wealth; all else is illusion." (CHS, December 15, 2008)

    "Meaningful work and meaningful skills make a meaningful life, even if the work is unpaid." (CHS, March 6, 2009)

    "If you like eating, begin liking dirt." (CHS, April 6, 2009)

    "Either we restrict the foods we eat when we have a choice, or our diet will eventually be restricted by chronic diseases." (CHS, May 9, 2009)

    "Greed is a wonderful motivator but fear works much faster." (Riley T., Sept. 2008)

    "Democracy can be likened to two wolves and one lamb voting on what to have for lunch." (unknown source, submitted by Tim B.)

    "Every effort under compulsion demands a sacrifice of life energy." (Nikola Tesla, sunmitted by Kenneth R.)

    "In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists." (Eric Hoffer, submitted by Angry Saver)

    "In times of change, learners will inherit the earth." (Eric Fromm, submitted by Tom P.)

    "Do the thing and you shall have the power." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


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