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October 11, 2011

#OccupyOvernightOpenThread

Down with the thieving corporations like Dupont, Walmart, and Ace LLC. We demand an end to this blogging oppression! And dental insurance for all the cobs!

The commenters - united - will never be defeated!! The commenters - united - will never be defeated!! The commenters - united - will never be defeated!! The commenters - united - will never be defeated!! The commenters - united - will never be defeated!! The commenters - united - will never be defeated!! The commenters - united - will never be defeated!!

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We don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. We don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed.

Oh wait...

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Huh....that's a little contradiction city, dudes. Time for a think-break.

Guns In School - The Old Days
Not banned and searched for but actually part of the curriculum. Literally unthinkable today.

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How Everything You've Ever Heard About Marie-Antoinette Is Wrong
Not only didn't she say the famous quote attributed to her, but the phrase itself is actually an example of classic liberal muddled economic thinking.

Marie-Antoinette didn’t actually say “Let them eat cake!” In fact, she actually worked pretty hard to feed the poor. The legend comes from Rousseau’s Confessions, where he wrote that a “Great princess” had declared “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” while the people were starving. Unfortunately “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” doesn’t mean “Let them eat cake!” either. It means, more or less, “Let them eat [expensive] buns.”

...When Marie-Therese declared “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche,” she was demanding that the “profiteering” bakers should follow the law and feed the people the more expensive bread, or buns — even though the ultimate result would have been to crush the bakeries financially, and hence make starvation even worse…

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Like Who Needs to Know Stuff?
One of the perils of letting wet-behind-year kids like Ezra Klein and Matt Yglesias have prominent blogging gigs at MSM outlets is not only that they say stupid things because they don't know much about the world, but that they don't know (or care?) how little they know. One benefit of paying your dues before getting a media megaphone is that you learn a little humbleness about your own knowledge.

In my post this morning about why Apple lost the personal computing battle, I noted that a big part of the reason was the much lower cost of PCs vs. Macs. Matt Yglesias tweets back:
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Actually, they did in a way. The original version of Windows was designed to work with the first CGA color adapter, and in order to keep costs down that adapter only supported 16 colors. Later adapters supported more colors, but Windows retained a considerable amount of backward compatibility with old hardware for a very long time. Thus, even as late as the early-90s, versions of Windows were still using logos that rendered properly on ancient hardware.

Becoming a Better Criminal Moron: How To Survive a Mace Attack
and How to Escape from Wrist-Binding Zip Ties
Plus How to escape the police in a high speed chase?
Short answer: You can't. Which is why you should always use your high speed to get to a crowded mall or the flight space around a major airport.

The Longest, Bitchiest Argument Ever
From Bridesmaids. I'm guessing this was mostly improved.

Male Buttcrack or Lady Cleavage
Can you discern the difference? It's important.

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The Yahoo AoSHQ group. You know the way.

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