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Jun 30, 2015 - 10:02pm
International Patent Law vs. Non-disclosure agreem…

This is a discussion I wish I had started months ago before the TPP had gotten so far along.  "Free Trade" agreements are loaded with language to protect intellectual property (IP).  These protective efforts do very much have potential to turn into protectionism, which is the opposite of free trade.I really think that we are under-utilizing the concept of Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) with regard to IP protection in international trade.  A good deal of the time IP loss occurs when there is a partnership between companies that have a shared interest, whether within the same or different countries, and then for some reason the relationship dissolves.  A strong NDA that lives beyond the forming of the partnership will be more effective than the use of patents, as it may then be possible to bind trade secret…

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Here's a question for everyone.

The statement below is from Lemual Bray... but the question works for anyone. My understanding of philosophy is that everyone, including MD has one behind their ideological basis for acting.  It may be a selfish philosophy that sees everything as mine and a constant fight to ke…

Jun 30, 2015 - 11:26pm
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The Confederate flag did not stand for slavery any…

Very recently there has been a huge outcry to ban the Confederate flag by people who largely have no idea what it stood for during the Civil War.  In our own lifetimes an anti-black legacy has been largely invented by people who are simply repeating misinformation about history they know little…

Jun 30, 2015 - 11:55pm
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Grexit wrecks it?

As European citizen and European entrepreneur, I'm following the whole discussion about Greece and the EU with great interest. And with me many others. It looks like everyone has an opinion about it (just as me :-) ) but at the same time it appears that nobody knows the answer. Not the politici…

Jun 30, 2015 - 12:13am
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Is racism still alive in America?

The question seems really strange to me. I understand that there are some out there that think racism is dead and gone, (Chief Justice Roberts is one of them) but these are people that don't seem to have any awareness of what's going on around them. The election of the country’s first Black Am…

Jun 25, 2015 - 11:46am
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Athens and Detroit: A Tale of Two Cities

When on 18th July 2013 the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the news did not  hit the headlines in the European media - or at least not for very long.The Bankruptcy Court ruled on 3rd December 2013 that the city, home to some 700,000 inhabitants was eligible for Chapter 9 fo…

Jul 1, 2015 - 4:28pm
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Clinton vs Trump - its meme wars!

Memes can move quickly..... Yesterday (30th Jun 2015) I sent Bill O'Reilly a copy of this post. I can't say that he saw it, read it, or acted on it but who knows. However he did give his long-time friend Donald Trump some very very valuable air time on his top rating cab…

Jun 30, 2015 - 5:24am
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Why Anti-Austerity is Pro-Business

Some see the anti-austerity movement as a left-wing agitation which is supported by people who blame corporations or capitalism for socio-economic decline. While these people may be highly visible critics, the truth is that corporations also need the painful effects of austerity to disappe…

Jun 30, 2015 - 10:59am
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A remarkable statement by someone who was part of the inner circle. It could be difficult to brush this aside as being conspiracy stuff only.This is a very short article, in fact, it's not even one. I just want to make people read it and discuss about it.Another q…

Jun 26, 2015 - 4:21am
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What are you working for?

I suspect many here haven't really thought about it too much.   Having been self employed,  one becomes keenly aware of "what you're working for".   This isn't particularly about money, though these things are measured in money, it isn't about money.   It's about what you do and …

Jun 28, 2015 - 9:42pm
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On Thomas Sewell.

Shamelessly copied and pasted from a public posting by Lawrence Reed of FEE. Economist Thomas Sowell shares today as his birth date with Frederic Bastiat (see previous post). Sowell is 85 today. Some selections of his wisdom:"The fact that so many successful politicians are such sha…

Jun 30, 2015 - 7:18pm
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Marriage: The Strange-Higgs-Boson of Rights

When CERN finished construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in September 2008, the most brilliant of scientists had confidently asserted the Zero-Probability for Marriage as a "Right." ... In fact, research on the topic of "Marriage as a Right" was completely irrelevant, to the point that NO …

Jun 30, 2015 - 11:11pm
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Why they hate us and who's responsible.

The planned slaughter of people on the beach, the American owned gas plant in France and of the Shia Muslims at prayer in Kuwait is fuelled by a massive self-righteous hatred.  But the West is not entirely innocent in this affair.Although it is not fashionable, such hatreds are not only generat…

Jun 27, 2015 - 4:37am
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A take on socialism, from a Zambian... In whole, it is printed below.  The description is quite unique, but I have to say, it is quite accurate.CHARLES CHISALALATELY, there has been debate on whether socialism is the best economic and political governance model…

Jun 30, 2015 - 10:40pm
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Greece and First-Level Thinking

"It’s not supposed to be easy. Anyone who finds it easy is stupid.”- Charlie MungerThe Greek situation appears to be the most talked about issue in the financial media lately. As we approach the end of June, Greece edges closer to its IMF debt payment deadline which, without another bail…

Jul 1, 2015 - 3:25am
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Worldwide U.S. Spy Network Exposed in 1990s (c)199…

As for the NSA, the general public has a horrible memory. I wrote the following story on my Giant Killers Org website in 1998:   Worldwide U.S. Spy Network Exposed Are international supersleuths listening to your telephone calls, computer communications, and …

Jul 1, 2015 - 10:04am
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Does the 2nd Amendment Really Guarantee Gun Owners…

If you are an ‘originalist’ (used loosely here) you interpret the U.S Constitution to mean what the original drafters meant or intended.Their answer to the question asked by the title would be no.But, it’s not what you think. Read on.James Madison is generally considered to be the …

Jul 1, 2015 - 5:03pm
No Govt needed it costs HIM, says Mark David

Here we go with deletion of my comments as Mark David cannot have anyone disagree and show him up.  MD can't handle disagreement with his illogical rant.Its quite okay, Mark David you are welcome here any time, I will respond to your posts on my own post, that should be okay with me…

Jun 29, 2015 - 8:48pm
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The Destruction of Philosophy has let evil ideas f…

It's not the things: it's the ideasAn article in the Telegraph in the UK caught my attention.  It is about the pending destruction of Palmyra by angry ideological killers who have already caused mayhem and death in the Middle East. Leptis Magna could be next on the list. The popular way of expl…

May 19, 2015 - 4:58am
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Inspired by an Economist's true words:James Michael Convey Added Jun 29, 2015 - 8:16pmM.D....P.S .............."The essential balance between capital and labour is the  single most important economic dynamic in capitalism! For you to attempt to detach this equation one from the other…

Jun 29, 2015 - 9:10pm
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The state marriage contract has become a farce, so…

Years ago the state offered marriage certificates as a way to entice people into entering into morally good relationships with a spouse of the opposite sex because that was considered  good thing by the overwhelmingly religious public and they wanted people to abide by their religious values ev…

Jun 28, 2015 - 9:08am
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A Non-Eloquent Post on Why I am Disappointed in th…

I am basically an antique in my generation. Someone who probably should have been born in the mid-1900s but instead was sent, for inexplicable reasons, to the 1980s. And today, on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex marriages were Constitutional.…

Jun 26, 2015 - 11:43am
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Hey SCOTUS - Alinsky Would Be Proud!

The recent "opinions" rendered by the 6 liberal judges of SCOTUS would have even Saul Alinsky astonished.  Based on the actions of this SCOTUS, Alinsky would have scrapped his "Rules For Radicals" and would advocate hijacking SCOTUS.  Why struggle for years trying to win elections, confisc…

Jun 27, 2015 - 10:16pm
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