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Free shock

This has got to be one of the most amazing things I have ever read.

The meat of it is this:

Referring to his free-market ideology, Mr. Greenspan added: “I have found a flaw. I don’t know how significant or permanent it is. But I have been very distressed by that fact.”

Mr. Waxman pressed the former Fed chair to clarify his words. “In other words, you found that your view of the world, your ideology, was not right, it was not working,” Mr. Waxman said.

“Absolutely, precisely,” Mr. Greenspan replied. “You know, . . .

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Obama fans: cheer for game six

I dislike baseball. But if you like Obama, cheer for the World Series to go six games. Obama will be giving his prime time message right before game six of the World Series (if there is one). His audience on October 29 on Fox (not exactly an Obama strong-hold) will either be huge — or he’ll be followed by re-runs of something like “So you think you can dance”…

So while it’s fair to not care who wins between the Phillies and Rays, we should all be cheering for whomever does to win slowly…

Yes we can…

I have no idea who everyone is pulling for in this primary season, and I know a lot of people were probably watching the speeches on super tuesday. But I just had to share this video if others out there were Obama fans. The Will.I.Am video is making the rounds more, but this video is why I am more excited about Obama than any candidate in my lifetime. He has an uncanny ability to capture the emotions of so many years of settling between uninspiring and misguided.

For the . . .

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Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio

I think this post breaks many of the rules set up for the wine section. I’m not even quite sure how to post this in the wine section. But I’d like to alert 12apostrophe readers to a new type and style of wine Dbay and I discovered last night. Since I can’t find an official name for them, I’m going to the name the type of wine “The Volcanics.” Named so if only because it sounds better than ‘grapes of origin grown in high mineral content soil, such as those found near volcanic eruptions.’

The first and only experience I’ve had with such a . . .

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War games

Map segmentMy latest craze is Conquer Club, an online turns-based game improving on the Risk board game. I understand all the theoretical problems with taking a subject like war and trivializing it with game play. But to me, with all the various boards in this new game that aren’t even map based (the chinese checkers board, the crossword board, the university campus), the game takes on more a game of strategy like Chess or Backgammon and less a trivialization of war.

And how can something this fun (and free) be intellectually dishonest to play? Not to mention the sideline banter: I . . .

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