From the page: "in costs by 84%. The price rebounded 9.1% in the past two days. On April 25, the metal reached US$49.845, the highest since the Hunt Brothers tried to corner the market in 1980. In that year, the commodity climbed to a record US$50.35. "
From the page: "YOU will be what you will to be;
Let failure find its false content
In that poor word "environment,"
But spirit scorns it, and is free,
It masters time, it conquers space,
It cows that boastful trickster Chance,
And bids the tyrant Circumstance
Uncrown and fill a servant's place.
The human Will, that force unseen,
The offspring of a deathless Soul,
Can hew the way to any goal,
Though walls of granite intervene.
Be not impatient in delay,
But wait as one who understands;
When spirit rises and commands,
The gods are ready to obey.
The river seeking for the sea
Confronts the dam and precipice,
Yet knows it cannot fail or miss;
You will be what you will to be! "
From the page: "Kel-Tec"
From the page: "ricans have faced many challenges over the last few years, and though I don't have a crystal ball, I can assure you that many other challenges will come. Through each challenge, we have an option to either give up more freedoms and pass more blame, or to embrace the risk that comes with freedom and take on the mantle of personal responsibility."
A good documentary about the modern history of China1979- present-ish. Covers the opening up of China to foreign markets. Concentrates mostly on politics but also does cover economic development.
I met the investor jim rogers and he personally reccomended this book to me
From the page: " thing is, subsequent research demonstrated that we could strengthen our willpower or self-regulatory ability by regular focus on self-regulation. More interestingly, even a boost of positive emotions or a focus on our values and goals thr"
From the page: " There窶s nothing wrong with capitalism
There窶s nothing wrong with free enterprise
Don窶t try to make me feel guilty
I窶m so tired of hearing you cry
There窶s nothing wrong with making some profit
If you ask me I窶ll say it窶s just fine
There窶s nothing wrong with wanting to live nice
I窶m so tired of hearing you whine
About the revolution
Bringin窶 down the rich
When was the last time you dug a ditch, baby!
If it ain窶t one thing
Then it窶s the other
Any cause that crosses your path
Your heart bleeds for anyone窶s brother
I窶ve got to tell you you窶re a pain in the ass
You criticize with plenty of vigor
You rationalize everything that you do
With catchy phrases and heavy quotations
And everybody is crazy but you
You窶re just a middle class, socialist brat
From a suburban family and you never really had to work
And you tell me that we窶ve got to get back
To the struggling masses (whoever they are)
You talk, talk, talk about suffering and pain
Your mouth is bigger than your entire brain
What the hell do you know about suffering and pain . . ."
From the page: "mic alchemy" gives specific references to the state of the USA and how it reached the point where it is in the global arena. This book is not a lot of fluff with tons of jargon that only financial experts can relate to. It consists of a very logical breakdown of how productivity is generated. There are some excellent ideas within this book that illustrate how issues like immigration and education are and should be addressed. Mr. Pilzer keeps the reader very interested by quoting some very astounding and possibly overlooked facts to prove his points. While his theory may not be watertight to many economists, his notions of alchemic principles should not be overlooked. This book offers a strong theory behind the growth of nations to the generation by individuals of enormous wealth and prosperity. For instance, who knew that a man could make a $56 billion dollar fortune selling software before he made it happen. Also, back at the beginning of civilization, who knew that the world population could grow to consist of 6 Billion people. Someone somewhere must be creating something from what used to be nothing.
On a final note, if you are someone who is chasing the American Dream. The dream of independence, freedom, and the realization of your own personal dreams, goals, and desires, I would recommend this book"
From the page: "suggests, using the antiexamples of Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Soviet Union--can just as easily die. In any book of this scope, critics tend to cherry-pick their favorite anecdotes and to focus on certain historical periods (and to kvetch a bit when those periods aren't well represented). Ferris, though, treats his subject with equanimity and the advantage of the long view. "
From the page: "eir mission potentially compromised, they interrogated the Afghan herders. But they got nothing. Nothing they could count on. âoeHow could we know,â recalls one of the SEALs, âoeif they were affiliated with a Taliban militia group or sworn by some tribal blood pact to inform the Taliban leaders of anything suspicious-looking they found in the mountains?â It was impossible to know for sure. This was war, and the âoestrictly correct military decision would still be to kill them without further discussion, because we could not"
Ron paul is awesome