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Where is $200 a barrel oil? How many other predictions were false? How many forecasts by "experts" were false? False, false, false!Who here knows anything about cold reading? James Randi describes it here. Cold reading works because people don't remember wrong guesses - only right ones. So a...
People are starting to realize that it's not an a bank credit freeze that has halted the economy. It's consumer spending, stupid: Despair over the economy sent Wall Street plunging again Wednesday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials down 733 points to their second-largest point loss ever. Stocks...
Marc Randazza, who I hired when a lunatic falsely accused me of defamation, recently gave his toughts on the Rush Limbaugh Slutgate fiasco. It's an excellent discussion on modern politics. No one wants to debate ideas. Instead, both the Left and Right attempt to shut down speakers. Marc Randazza...
Judge Holden's speech on war brings Nietzsche into the Wild West. Blood Meridian has been a phenomenal read: Every child knows that play is nobler than work. He knows too that the worth or merit of a game is not inherent in the game itself but rather in the value of that which is put at hazard....
Some call this an "urban legend." Others will note that the truth can only be found in fiction. Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. revealed the Bankers Manifesto of 1892 to the U.S. Congress somewhere between 1907 and 1917. BANKERS MANIFESTO We (the bankers) must proceed with caution and guard...
When Joseph Rakofsky filed a frivolous lawsuit against me and 84 or so other people for writing that Rakofsky is incompetent and unethical, settlement never occurred to me. There are First Amendment issues at stake. If lawyers won't stand behind their words, how can people untrained in the law ever...
Civil defense lawyers occasionally find this humble blog after Googling, "lawyers who have beat Rex Paris." Instead of learning about those alleged lawyers, they are likely to find reports of huge personal injury verdicts and awards. Last week the Rex Parris Law Firm, with Alexander Wheeler as...
If you went by Lori Palmieri's website advertising her wares as a criminal defense lawyer, you'd think Michael Lewis was describing her when he wrote about Big Swinging Dicks. Palmieri's website depicts a ghostly, almost intimidating figure with chilly blue eyes. Fans of Blood Meridian can only...
Holding in anger is the virtue of slaves. The Christian bias against anger exists because early Christians were slaves rather than masters. If early Christians had not been forced to hold their tongues (being gentle as doves and sneaky as snakes), Western men would have a healthier relationship...
At Brown University, witnesses can accept payment before giving testimony in student disciplinary hearings. The favors and case received needn't even be disclosed. Consider Shane Reil, who sold out a fellow student to make connections with a Wall Street money man: William McCormick is suing the...