Mar 24, 2010

Stimulus: How Fast We're Spending Nearly $800 Billion | ProPublica

34% and counting.............

Stimulus: How Fast We're Spending Nearly $800 Billion | ProPublica

SB Scrilla-Does Local Currency Make Dollars and Sense for Santa Barbara? -

Night Mission I

But, ask around town now about Santa Barbara’s local currency experiment and the answer is nearly always, “Never heard of it.” Then, after a healthy pause, “What’s a local currency?”

No, Trent HAD NOT heard of SB Scrilla...........

Does Local Currency Make Dollars and Sense for Santa Barbara?

Mar 20, 2010

Valley Of The Cruisers, Isla Vista, CA UCSB

Valley of the Cruisers
by Trent Rock's Visual Vices

Cruiser bicycles, also known as beach cruisers, combine balloon-tires, upright seating posture, single-speed mechanicals, and straightforward steel construction with expressive styling. The bikes, noted for their durability and heavy weight, were the most popular bicycle in the United States from the early 1930s through the 1950s — and enjoyed renewed popularity since the late 1990s.

Cruiser and Lowrider (Pool)@ Flickr

Cruiser bicycle

All Linked Up , Holmes...(Rolling Down The Information Superhighway)

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Mar 19, 2010

I Told You!! There IS No Recession! Punk Ass Bitch!!

The December incident wasn't the first time Madoff found himself engaged in a prison brawl. He allegedly emerged the victor after an argument with another inmate over the "state of the market" ended in fisticuffs last October

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff reportedly assaulted in prison

Mar 17, 2010

Grandmaster B (It's A Lonely Life)

He came from the streets where everyone's meet
Guns in the night, but you wonder why she can't love no-one
'cause he's on the run
Sleeps in the alley, wakes by the sun
Listen to the sirens, thinkin' they're for me
It's a lonely life for Grandmaster B
Yes, a lonely life for Grandmaster B

"When the hat is on..."
Grandmaster B name substitutes

Won't they ever get it right?

Ghostbuster B (Kelly, 0603)
Mixmaster B (Jill, 0603)
Grandma B (Kelly, 0603)
Grand Marshall B (Peg, 0603)
Bedwetter B (Kelly, 0603)
Court Jester B (Peg, 0603)
Bushwhacker (Kelly, 0603)
Burgermeister (Peg, 0603)
Buckminster (Al, 0603)
Grand Flasher (Jill, 0603)
Dustbuster (Jill, 0603)
Grasshopper (Al, 0604)
Gaspasser (Al, 0604)
Bass Satcher (Al, 0604)
Grandfather B (Al, 0604)
Crossdresser B (Kelly, 0607)
Grandpappy B (Kelly, 0607)
Bellringer B (kelly, 0607)
Grand Bastard (Kelly, 0614)
Thumbsucker B (Kelly, 0614)
Buttwagger B (Kelly, 0616)
Grandmaster Virgin (Kelly, 0616)
Thighmaster (Kelly, 0619)
Grinchmaster B (Host, 0619)
Abdomenizer B (Bud, 0723)

Greed Is (Not) Good (For Your Heart)

...we found that when stock market values decreased, heart attacks seemed to increase, and then decreased when stock trends improved,”

Duke study links stock market to cardiac events

I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me...

The Justice Department released a presentation entitled "Obtaining and Using Evidence from Social Networking Sites." The slides, which were prepared by two lawyers from the agency's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, detail several social media companies' data retention practices and responses to law enforcement requests. The presentation notes that Facebook was “often cooperative with emergency requests” while complaining about Twitter’s short data retention policies and refusal to preserve data without legal process. The presentation also touches on use of social media for undercover operations

United States Justice Dept: "Obtaining and Using Evidence from Social Networking Sites"

EFF Posts Documents Detailing Law Enforcement Collection of Data From Social Media Sites Electronic Frontier Foundation

Mar 14, 2010

The 50th Law: 10 Lessons in Fearlessness

From Argentine Cowboys to Tossed Tortillas, the True Story of UCSB's Mascot

One of the quirkiest parts of the gaucho legacy lives in our corner of California, where students, alumni, and sports teams from the University of California at Santa Barbara call themselves The Gauchos. But even though UCSB took Gauchos as its nickname more than 70 years ago - and thousands of alumni are expected to return this weekend to celebrate the 3rd annual All Gaucho Reunion - few in Santa Barbara know just what a gaucho is, or why they should be proud to wear that name. And fewer still know how the gaucho name came to be immortalized here.

It's time to set the record straight. This is the true story of the gaucho, from Argentine cowboy to UCSB mascot

The Men Behind the Myths:
From Argentine Cowboys to Tossed Tortillas, the True Story of UCSB's Mascot

Mar 13, 2010

Economics is in crisis: it is time for a profound revamp?

Most people are not sure which camp is right. They hesitate. One day, when green shoots are popping up here and there, they believe the story warning about inflation; the next day, when the shoots turn brownish, they believe the other story. Disagreements among economists take away the intellectual anchors around which market participants interpret events and forecast the future. Ultimately, all our forecasts use a particular economic model to interpret data and to forecast their future course.

Economics is in crisis: it is time for a profound revamp?

Mar 3, 2010

Trent Rock Simpson (Self Portrait VII)

Trent Rock Simpson

Palace Hotel, Antonito, Colorado

Antonito Colorado Palace Hotel

Interventionism: An Economic Analysis by Ludwig von Mises

My Dream Knife Graph

It is irrelevant to the entrepreneur, as the servant of the consumers, whether the wishes and wants of the consumers are wise or unwise, moral or immoral. He produces what the consumers want. In this sense he is amoral. He manufactures whiskey and guns just as he produces food and clothing. It is not his task to teach reason to the sovereign consumers. Should one entrepreneur, for ethical reasons of his own, refuse to manufacture whiskey, other entrepreneurs would do so as long as whiskey is wanted and bought. It is not because we have distilleries that people drink whiskey; it is because people like to drink whiskey that we have distilleries. One may deplore this. But it is not up to the entrepreneurs to improve mankind morally. And they are not to be blamed if those whose duty this is have failed to do so.
--Ludwig Von Mises

Interventionism: An Economic Analysis by Ludwig von Mises: