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The Show / So long Nemi & thanks for all the fish
« on: January 04, 2014, 09:07:54 PM »

It was really awesome of you to step up and co-host FTL on Wednesday nights for, what was it, nearly 2 years?

The show really needed you. It needed a semi-normal person. It needed another NH native. It needed a cool female we would actually like listening to. You brought all that, in spades.

Hopefully you'll still guest-host from time to time.
Good luck in Manchester. And thanks for tirelessly pushing for more liberty in the Free State!

General / Nazi Posters: 1933-1939
« on: June 09, 2013, 04:09:46 PM »
Came across this on the interwebs. Check it. Progression of Nazi propaganda posters.

From early "Let Hitler Work!" up through “Germans buy German goods" and "One People, One Reich, One Führer."

The topper, IMO:
"This genetically ill person will cost our people’s community 60,000 marks over his lifetime. Citizens, that is your money."


I was one of the first AMPlifiers. I listened to FTL religiously for years. I was a Platinum AMP this whole time.

I'm just tired of juvenile stunts, FK-style. I'm tired of the FSP being associated with a kooky group like FK. I'm tired of vapid phrases like "hurting peaceful people" and "nonviolent evolution". I'm tired of being told that "FTL is not FK is not FSP".

When I joined the FSP and moved to NH, it was about connecting with civil society and your new neighbors in NH. Not about sealing oneself off in a libertarian enclave. The people who joined the FSP and got active in the real native community are the ones making real, positive strides for liberty in our lifetimes. The people who think smoking dope in a drum circle on central square is "activism" are just deluding themselves, and via Ian, FTL is enabling that unhelpful mindset.

I hardly listen to FTL any more, Ian just makes me wince too much.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

General / TTN Numbers Station?
« on: February 29, 2012, 05:41:14 PM »
TTN Numbers Station

Intercept 0001

Christ, Shaw... if you think imma write those down just to do a frequency analysis and tell you what your lame-ass substitution code is, you're high

General / Rant in B minor
« on: September 30, 2011, 10:12:02 PM »

General / Mark at the 2011 NHLA Liberty Dinner
« on: July 18, 2011, 10:54:40 PM »
Master of Ceremonies Mark Edge of Free Talk Live explains why you -- yes, you -- should be involved with the NH Liberty Alliance, and announces the 2011 legislative Liberty Rating Report Card, and the recipients of this year's Legislator and Activist of the Year awards at the NHLA's 2011 Liberty Dinner, 7/10/2011.

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« on: March 31, 2011, 09:22:36 PM »
NULLIFICATION TIME!! HCR19 passes the NH House!
The New Hampshire House of Representative approved a resolution Wednesday asserting the right of the state to nullify unconstitutional federal laws.


Quote from: NH State Rep. Dan Itse
It is our power and duty to stand between the people of New Hampshire and the government of the United States

General / US backing for world currency stuns markets
« on: March 17, 2011, 09:57:12 AM »
The one time I was honored to do a show with Mark, I had just read an Economist article about the IMF quasi-currency, the "SDR". And now look at this.


General / medical MJ passes NH house
« on: March 16, 2011, 03:07:45 PM »
The New Hampshire House *PASSED* medical marijuana this morning by a vote of 221 to 96. Veto-proof margin, baby!
On to the Senate!!!


General / Help the FSP, click here
« on: February 18, 2011, 04:29:27 AM »

Vote once a day for the next 2 weeks

The Polling Pit / Jennifer or Bailey?
« on: December 14, 2010, 01:49:34 PM »


General / My John Galt Speech moment.
« on: November 09, 2010, 08:55:28 AM »

You just elected the pro-war party into the Federal House of Representatives.

The governments of rest of the world are talking openly about a currency war with the United States. Leading, presumably, to a trade war.

In such a war -- one the opposite to the kind we've actually prepared for -- the value of America's exports will shrivel, just as the value of the dollar does the same. If it ain't made here, we can't afford it. And we spent the last few decades decimating our manufacturing & production capacity.

Well, at least it will be end of the wars of empire. We won't be able to afford them. We haven't for a decade or two, but now it's starting to actually matter.

Place your bets. I'm laying mine on real money.

You FTL people know where to get some. Go get some.

General / 'nuther joke forwarded from my Mom
« on: September 29, 2010, 08:25:43 PM »
A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders.

The man says, 'A hamburger, fries and a coke,' and turns to the ostrich, 'What's yours?'

'I'll have the same,' says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress returns with the order 'That will be $9.40 please,' and the man reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment.

The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, 'A hamburger, fries and a coke.'

The ostrich says, 'I'll have the same.'

Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.

This becomes routine until the two enter again. 'The usual?' asks the waitress.

'No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato and a salad,' says the man.

'Same,' says the ostrich.

Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, 'That will be $32.62.'

Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.

The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer. 'Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change in your pocket every time?'

'Well,' says the man, 'several years ago I was cleaning the attic and found an old lamp. When I rubbed it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there.'

'That's brilliant!' says the waitress. 'Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!'

'That's right. Whether it's a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there,' says the man..

The waitress asks, 'What's with the ostrich?'

The man sighs, pauses and answers, 'My second wish was for a tall chick with a big ass  and long legs who agrees with everything I say.' 

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General / Brasky in Pajamas
« on: June 16, 2010, 10:21:44 AM »
I read this and Brasky immediately came to mind.


Somewhere, in some warren or den in some suburb or small city is a player with $1 billion right now who is sitting in his pajamas trying to figure out if this is the day he should break the market.

He's looking at the euro, trying to figure out if it has a shot at breaking $1.22. He's examining the oil futures and wondering if they could get to $75 on inventory numbers, which he figures will be bad -- whatever "bad" is these days. He's doing his charting on the iPath Copper ETN (JJC - commentary - Trade Now) and doing his probability work on whether copper's ever gone up for eight straight days. He's figuring out how horrible housing starts will be and whether the press will play them to be doubly horrible -- pro-UltraShort reporters -- and how negatively the inflation data will be twisted by the media.

And he's thinking -- why not? It's quadruple witching. He can buy out-of-the-money puts on pretty much every double- and triple-short ETF, making it so the sellers of the puts have to short the ETFs to protect themselves. He can come in with $200 million or $300 million in Eminis for sale right after some nasty national number comes out, or maybe when BP (BP - commentary - Trade Now) breaks $30 -- but only after he put position-limit June BP 30 puts, totally unhedgeable for the seller so there will be huge pressure on the stock. And his year is made.

The difficulty will be splitting the profits with all of the other guys in their pajamas looking at the exact same parameters, knowing no more than he does and putting the same plan into action.

So, when you do all of your work on whether it is right to buy the stock of General Mills (GIS - commentary - Trade Now) because you like the Asian build-out, or the stock of Emerson (EMR - commentary - Trade Now) because you think the orders are getting better, or the stock of Oracle (ORCL - commentary - Trade Now) because you think that the quarter's closing strong ... just remember that these guys in the pajamas -- who know NOTHING about stocks -- have all of the cards and can pretty much do whatever they want, have their way, with your General Mills and your Emerson and your Oracle. Until their indicators say they should stop, that is, and then once again, your company's prospects might matter.

The difference is -- these days, they never stop.

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