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Forum: Politics 11-26-2007, 02:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 35
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: Should presidential campaign promises be enforceable?

Technically speaking, promises are not contracts. Consideration ( or something of value ) has to be exchanged for a contract, verbal or written, to be enforceable. Also verbal contracts have...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-26-2007, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 54
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: very very awesome paper on commodity futures returns...

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so I still think that commodity futures can deliver positive returns, though nowhere near as high as other asset classes.


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Hi
would you mind elaborating on this...
Forum: Politics 11-25-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 70
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: this is your war on drugs

Deleted - because TomVeil beat me to the punch
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-25-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 25
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: Kasparov beats Sklansky!

Does it have something to do with when Kasparov was arrested, he told reporters, ďNot a single one of these charges is grounded in any truth. I'll allow others to elaborate."
Forum: Politics 11-25-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 70
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: The folly of prescriptions

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I've said before that I'm in favor of legalizing all drugs. Regarding medicinal drugs, I would keep the FDA, but make its role advisory. Unapproved drugs would be use at your own risk....
Forum: Politics 11-24-2007, 07:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 34
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: Australian Elections Results

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My small consolation is that my investment accounts are going to enjoy much higher returns as interest rates go through the roof, which basically means money flowing from dumbass redneck...
Forum: Politics 11-24-2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 34
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: Australian Elections Results

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Cheers yukoncpa! The more we understand that election results anywhere in the world have some impact on our lives the better off we will be.

I am taking a drink of my champagne, and...
Forum: Politics 11-24-2007, 06:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 34
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: Australian Elections Results

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Latest update the government has fallen, the opposition takes power (unofficial result endorsed by a few candidates of each party).

I am cracking a bottle of Champagne right now. The...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-24-2007, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 66
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: Kool-Aid didnít kill those people.

Yes, you of course are correct. See the book, "Extraordinary Popular Delusions, and the Madness of Crowds." Said to be an exemplary book on investing and economics.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-24-2007, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 81
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: Derren Brown

If I could choose any profession to be in, this would be one of them. I love magic tricks and hypnosis. Iím not the least bit talented, but I can easily manipulate people into doing things, such as...
Forum: Politics 11-24-2007, 05:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 34
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: Australian Elections Results

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I hope for a Labor victory.

More interestingly is that the current Prime Minister is in trouble in his own seat/electorate. Historically, only once has a Prime Minister lost his own...
Forum: Politics 11-24-2007, 05:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 34
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: Australian Elections Results

It looks like the liberal party and the Australian labor party are close. Since our media doesnít care, and wonít cover it, what are some general differences between the two? Who are you hoping for...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-24-2007, 04:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 73
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: Slate.com on race and IQ

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according to this book, average Israeli IQ is below that of many european nations. Is the book inaccurate? Where is your data from?



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Perhaps he's getting his...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-24-2007, 04:07 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 73
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: Slate.com on race and IQ

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Nice, but let's take it a bit further.

Imagine there are two groups with a billion people each. One group has 10,000,000 people with IQs above 130. The other group has 100,000 people...
Forum: Politics 11-24-2007, 03:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 21
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: A Personal Challenge To The Forum

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What's the least harmful policy on the other side that you would half-heartedly support if you get almost all of your political views or platform immediately enacted? Basically, what are...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-24-2007, 01:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 55
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: Amazon Kindle - Electronic Reading Device

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they have some differnet way of showing the print, i dont think it is like looking at a computer screen



[/ QUOTE ] That's actually what I was wondering. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Politics 11-24-2007, 01:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 18
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: Saving the Earth from people

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Lastly she states "Having children is selfish." and I must insist that as I examine the life choices of so many 20 somethings and 30 somethings, not having children is quite possible the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-24-2007, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 55
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: Amazon Kindle - Electronic Reading Device

I will definitely buy something like this when the price drops. However - is it just me, or is staring into a direct light source for hours each day, a strain on my eyes? It seems like reading a...
Forum: Politics 11-23-2007, 11:50 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 70
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: this is your war on drugs

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You're right. What makes the war on drugs completely sickening is the billions of dollars we spend on it, the tens of thousands of people we needlessly put in jail for it, the catalyst it...
Forum: Politics 11-23-2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 70
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: this is your war on drugs

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That this case was severly mishandled does not mean that the war on drugs is completely sickening. Somehow I believe that this case is pretty unusual, and the majority of the war on drugs...
Forum: Politics 11-23-2007, 10:15 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 70
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: this is your war on drugs

What occured during the SWAT team raid:

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"They had guns and ski masks and, like, five, six people ran into the house and half of them took the kids and my mother in law. And the other...
Forum: Politics 11-23-2007, 10:09 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 70
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: this is your war on drugs

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If you're not sickened by the drug war yet you're not paying attention.



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I once knew a fellow in California with severe pain who, because of tolerance buildup with...
Forum: Politics 11-23-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: Vaccination tyranny continued.

In my small grade school class, a nurse came in and administered vaccinations and one of the kids, out of about 60, suffered anaphylactic shock. The nurse only stood around and watched. ...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-21-2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 48
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: L/C Help me. Lack of an afterlife leads me do depression.

Hey Hitch, does this help at all?

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Holding on to what you want to believe is fine -- there's nothing wrong with making a choice in that regard. But you really shouldn't do it out of...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-21-2007, 11:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 48
Posted By yukoncpa
Re: L/C Help me. Lack of an afterlife leads me do depression.

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Imagine that there really was an afterlife... Now you'd have all kinds of things to worry about. Will the Supreme Creator like you enough? Or will He send you to an eternal dungeon where...
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