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Friday, July 22, 2011


authors will expand like bloggers -

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Advances are
quickly going to zero. Margins are going to zero for publishers.
There’s no financial benefit for going with a publisher if advances
are going to zero and royalties are a few percentage points. The
publishing industry does minimal editing. The time between book
acceptance and release is too long (often a year or more). That’s
and makes zero sense in a print-on-demand world
when kindle versions are outselling print versions.

Most importantly,
the book industry sells “books”. What they need to do is sell their
“authors”. Authors now are brands, they are businesses, they are
mini-empires. Publishers do nothing to help 95% of their authors
build their platforms and their own brands. This would increase
author loyalty and make the lack of a meaningful advance almost
worth it.

fred on everything

a great blog full of fred reed -

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It also fits well with Fred's Bifurcate Law of Economic Independence: If you can't pay for it, don't buy it; and if you don't need it, don't buy it. Therein lie the seeds of the utter destruction of America, but I'm not Wall Street's mother.



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a country works reasonably well – when the schools teach algebra
and not governmentally mandated Appropriate Values, when the police
are scarce and courteous, when government is remote and minds its
business and works more for the benefit of the country than for
looters and special interests, then pledging to it a degree of allegiance
isn't foolish. Decades back America was such a country, imperfect
as all countries are, but good enough to cherish.

As decline
begins, and government becomes oppressive, self-righteous, and ruthless
yet incompetent, as official spying flourishes, as corruption sets
in hard, and institutions rot, it is time to disengage. Loyalty
to a country is a choice, not an obligation. In other times people
have loved family, friends, common decency, tribe, regiment, or
church instead of country. In an age of national collapse, this
is wise.


Thursday, July 21, 2011


The turd in the punch bowl?

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... Why a prosperous nation is turning on itself ... Here in the
industrial core of Europe, things have never been so good. Germany's
western flank has become the greatest exporter in the Western world,
second only to China and far ahead of the United States. The container
ports along the Rhine are working day and night to deliver record
orders of German products to southern and western Europe, the US
and especially to China. Shops are busy. Home sales are rocking.
Unemployment has not been so low since the '80s. In terms of growth,
profits and productivity, the current German economic boom has surpassed
even the "wonder years" of the '50s. These are, by several
measures, the most successful people in the world. Yet it is very
hard to find anyone here who is happy about this state of affairs.
~ Today


Home Ownership


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How to Get Rid of Man breasts

Get rid of or diminish mortifying man breasts naturally.

90% of teen boys will develop male breast enlargement to one extent or another. And though it normally resolves, it still continues in a great number of men as they grow into maturity. Gynecomastia should not be seen as abnormal, but rather something that is nothing special, albeit undesirable.

Gynecomastia is a problem where men get female breast tissue. Illustrations of gynecomastia might be from moderate, where men may have swollen nipples, to intense with entire breasts develop. Frequently changes begin during puberty.

Get Rid of Moobs

Reduce exasperating man boobs without medication or surgery.

90% of teen boys will develop male breast enlargement to one extent or another. And while it commonly resolves, it still continues in a great many men well into adulthood. Gynecomastia should not be viewed as abnormal, but rather something that is nothing special, albeit undesirable.

Monday, July 18, 2011

New World Economics

A main reason why you need to focus on individual action, not politics.

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Banker X provides us with this interview anonymously so that he
can speak frankly about the inner workings of the Swiss financial
system. As someone who has held high posts in both the private and
public banking fields throughout several decades, Banker X is in
a great position to compare and contrast several kinds of Swiss
banking models through several eras. We are certain our readership
will find his comments enlightening and certainly food for thought.
Additionally, some of the grammar and phraseology within the interview
has been adjusted as English is not Banker X's primary language,
though he speaks it well.