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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Brainstorm June

The next event is for Brainstorm members only on 24 June at 7:30 PM EDT. We're going to be discussing three subjects:
  1.  External discipline and Life Design. I know a lot of people were interested in the concept, I'm actively applying one of them now in my own life with some objective success, and I've got some ideas for how to make it work. 
  2. Nate and I are going to do a post-mortem about our Inflation-Deflation debate and discuss how events that have happened since fit better into the Ice or the Fire scenarios.
  3. The Tor-Macmillan situation. It may be a little more interesting than it looks at the moment. We'll discuss our current options and our next steps.
  4. It's not a subject per se, but I also have some interesting announcements about the game development course I'll be teaching this fall.
If you're interested in taking part, you can sign up as either an Annual or Monthly member. The Roosh transcripts are still being put together and we should be able to get them out by the end of next week.

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Blogger Nate June 18, 2015 5:18 PM  

gonna be fun. I may be able to offer some input on the first topic as well. I mean... What Would Nate Do is not a bad life motto.

Blogger SirHamster (#201) June 18, 2015 5:33 PM  

Double post!

Double post!

Blogger maniacprovost June 18, 2015 5:41 PM  

I was just thinking yesterday - driving through louisiana where the best radio station is an annoying Christian channel - that some of the things the Bible gets right, and IMO proves its divine inspiration, are the extremely effective methods of self discipline that it lays out.
-As a man does in his heart, so he will eventually do when he thinks no one's looking
-If your hand causes you to sin, let it go, let it gooooo
-Gather together in a like-minded community
-He who is faithful in small matters will be faithful in large matters

Blogger CM June 18, 2015 5:50 PM  

He who is faithful in small matters will be faithful in large matters

While I know this, it somehow only just dawned on me that this is what i'm attempting to do in the two most lacking areas of my life - housekeeping & diet.

Yes, i really am the cliche... just not willingly so :/

Anonymous Tom June 18, 2015 5:51 PM  

Yeah, the way the Bible sees through the ways humans want to lie to themselves the most is very interesting. Instead of saying that you've got the ability to do it all for yourself deep inside your special snowflakeness, it comes right out and says that you need God and that God doesn't need you. Though thankfully, He does want us, but on His own divine terms, as is only right and proper given our relationship to Him.

Blogger MendoScot June 18, 2015 5:58 PM  

I'm on a computer without my CH mails - how do I determine whether last month's purchase is still active?

Blogger Sean June 18, 2015 6:38 PM  

I'm in. Will you be touching on the results from that questionnaire that was sent out to some of us who volunteered or is this something different?

Blogger Student in Blue June 18, 2015 6:41 PM  

I mean... What Would Nate Do is not a bad life motto.

But what if I don't want to be an angry Southron redneck?

Poking fun aside, there's a bunch of topics already. I'm pretty sure just on the MacMillan one we could spend hours on it. I believe we don't need to increase the scope any more than it is.

Blogger Douglas Wardell June 18, 2015 6:42 PM  

I'm really looking forward to all of these topics. Great choices.

Blogger VD June 18, 2015 6:47 PM  

Will you be touching on the results from that questionnaire that was sent out to some of us who volunteered or is this something different?

To a small extent. This is the same thing, different approach.

Blogger Nate June 18, 2015 6:55 PM  

"But what if I don't want to be an angry Southron redneck?"

Ya know its hilarious... Vox and I both deal with this. people read what we write and assume we're angry. We're not at all. Both of us are extremely content and happy with out lives. I think if you tune into to brainstorm.. the notion that we're angry should be sufficiently put to bed.

Southron redneck? Absolutely. No qualms there.

Anonymous Nobles June 18, 2015 7:06 PM  

Is it possible to sign up for just one? I'm very interested in the first topic, not so much in the others. I don't want to take away someone's seat who might be more interested.

Blogger VD June 18, 2015 7:07 PM  

I'm on a computer without my CH mails - how do I determine whether last month's purchase is still active?

If it was last month and you attended the May event, it's not.

Blogger VD June 18, 2015 7:08 PM  

Is it possible to sign up for just one? I'm very interested in the first topic, not so much in the others. I don't want to take away someone's seat who might be more interested.

No, but don't worry about seats. We've now got room for 500. And you can leave any time you like. You'll get the transcript regardless.

Anonymous Nobles June 18, 2015 7:08 PM  

Ah, read the damn post, Nobles. I got it now.

Blogger Nate June 18, 2015 7:33 PM  

Not intested in Vox and I talking about economics? Clearly you are an uneducated lout... a peasant... a simple minded luddite!

or... a Keynesian...

But I repeat myself.

Blogger J Melcher June 18, 2015 8:21 PM  

If we were radicals of the left we would be passing the hat, chipping in, to buy one share of stock of McMillan (ticker symbol MPS) to entitle on representation of our faction to attend a stockholder's meeting and raise a voice on our concerns.

MPS is trading at a very high spot in their cycle, compared to a year ago. About $800 per share versus under $200, last year. I note this price is down from an April peak above $1000. MPS is making noise about using their cash to try an acquistion of some smaller company. Should stock prices -- in general or specifically for MPS -- crumble, such moves become a lot less likely.

Blogger Bobo #117 June 18, 2015 9:01 PM  

I'll be on a plane back to the State(tm), do I need to pay for the whole enchilada to get the transcript, or can I get that ala cart?

Blogger Bobo #117 June 18, 2015 9:02 PM  

I'll be on a plane back to the State(tm), do I need to pay for the whole enchilada to get the transcript, or can I get that ala cart?

Blogger Stephen Ward June 18, 2015 9:18 PM  

Look Nate... you and Vox will be interesting... so long as your verbal style ... isn't the same as your literary.

Was that debate ever compiled into an e-book?

Blogger Student in Blue June 18, 2015 9:43 PM  

I think if you tune into to brainstorm.. the notion that we're angry should be sufficiently put to bed.

Funny, the first test-run with the webinar software that VD did, I caught my first glimpse of you. You promptly flipped everyone off.

And you say you're not angry? /s

Anonymous zen0 June 18, 2015 10:39 PM  

> I mean... What Would Nate Do is not a bad life motto.

I see an internet advise blog opportunity here, like a Dear Abby kind of thing

Anonymous Giuseppe June 18, 2015 11:13 PM  

Or just uninterested in certain fantasy topics. Like discussing the details of Shakespeare's a midsummer night's dream in its particulars... But we all have our fetishes, you and Vox carry on, I'll patiently play with my neanderthal flint spearheads while you two argue about what colour the paper money will be in the zombie apocalypse

Anonymous Anonymous June 18, 2015 11:20 PM  

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Anonymous Joe Test June 18, 2015 11:25 PM  

Test to see if Blogger allows a comment from a one of the major VPNs: using 162.216.46.138.

Why? Because.

Anonymous Joe Test June 18, 2015 11:35 PM  

Got through, it appears. I see that an anonymous comment got deleted. Is there an army of moderators keeping on top of things? Could be.

Now coming from here: 104.200.151.14. Good VPN service for $40 a month. Gonna block the VPN. It's all good either way.

Could come in useful someday. To try and insult whitey clown? Well, one must use strategy with these things. You don't want it to be like Rush Limbaugh being interviewed by David Letterman.

The joke has to be bigger than just making yourself a whipping boy for the locals. It won't happen anytime soon, and maybe never. Does it matter? Maybe yes. Maybe no. You do what you can to insult the logic clown, but for a humor of a different crowd.

If you can't. That's fine.

Anonymous Joe Test June 18, 2015 11:43 PM  

That's $40 a year, actually. And it's a question, "Gonna block the VPN?" Then an answer, "Either way, it's all good."

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 June 19, 2015 12:04 AM  

16. Nate June

Not intested in Vox and I talking about economics? Clearly you are an uneducated lout... a peasant... a simple minded luddite!

or... a Keynesian...
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Please don't swear, it's unbecoming. The 'flation debate should be interesting, if only to see if you can come anywhere near the level of my group of friends. Yet no one has got it right yet, and we've been debating this one for over 15 years.



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Anonymous The One June 19, 2015 2:09 AM  

Is there some of type of password members will be emailed to log into the event? Obviously there was none for the last Roosh event.

Blogger Red Bane June 19, 2015 4:18 AM  

Slightly OT perhaps, but in reality many of the current social problems we observe and resist, have at their root, the same revolution of spirit and thought:

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other."

John Adams
US diplomat & politician (1735 - 1826)

Blogger VD June 19, 2015 8:56 AM  

Is there some of type of password members will be emailed to log into the event? Obviously there was none for the last Roosh event.

You'll receive an email with directions in plenty of time before the event.

Blogger Nate June 19, 2015 8:59 AM  

"Please don't swear, it's unbecoming. The 'flation debate should be interesting, if only to see if you can come anywhere near the level of my group of friends."

...

Have you read the debate?

Blogger Stephen Ward June 19, 2015 9:10 AM  

@Nate was the debate ever compiled into an e-book? There was talk of doing so in the final posts, but I never found a link.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 June 19, 2015 11:54 AM  

33. Nate
"Please don't swear, it's unbecoming. The 'flation debate should be interesting, if only to see if you can come anywhere near the level of my group of friends." -FB
...

Have you read the debate? -Nate
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No sir, I have not. I've looked around for it a couple times. Link?

Blogger Nate June 19, 2015 4:06 PM  

I swear it would be worth it for CH to publish the debate just for times like these. The debate happened on both blogs over a the course of a month or two. lots of blog posts and back and forth.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 June 19, 2015 7:41 PM  

336. Nate
I swear it would be worth it for CH to publish the debate just for times like these. The debate happened on both blogs over a the course of a month or two. lots of blog posts and back and forth.
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Can someone excerpt the best-ofs and post them?


Blogger Stephen Ward June 19, 2015 9:04 PM  

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Blogger Stephen Ward June 19, 2015 9:10 PM  

The inflation vs deflation debate. Nate has not compiled these into an epub yet.

* Nate intro: http://bloggerblaster.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-money-supply.html
* Vox intro: http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/03/inflation-vs-deflation-i.html
* Vox Round 1: http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/03/inflation-vs-deflation-i.html
* Nate Round 1: http://bloggerblaster.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-great-inflation-debate-trap.html
* Vox Round 2: http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/03/inflation-vs-deflation-iii.html
* Nate Round 2: http://bloggerblaster.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-great-debate-mount-chapter-3.html
* Vox Round 3: http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/03/inflation-vs-deflation-v.html
* Nate Round 3: http://bloggerblaster.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-great-debate-fiat-or-shenanigans.html
* Vox Round 4: http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/03/inflation-vs-deflation-vii.html
* Nate Round 4: http://bloggerblaster.blogspot.ch/2013/03/the-great-debate-half-truism_11.html
* Vox Round 5: http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/03/inflation-vs-deflation-viii.html
* Nate Round 5: http://bloggerblaster.blogspot.ch/2013/03/the-great-debate-doom-that-came-to.html
* Vox Round 6: http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/04/inflation-vs-deflation-ix.html
* Nate Round 6: http://bloggerblaster.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-great-debate-march-to-scaffold.html
* Interlude: Vox http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/04/inflation-vs-deflation-x.html
* Vox Final: http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/06/inflation-vs-deflation-xi.html
* Nate Final: http://bloggerblaster.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-great-debate-hangmans-body-count.html
* Finale: Vox http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/06/inflation-vs-deflation-xii.html

Blogger Stephen Ward June 19, 2015 9:20 PM  

@Forrest

There are no "best-ofs". Reading every Mises.org link Vox has in the sidebar will help understand the debate. It's not the sort of thing that's easy to summarize, other than:

Nate thinks the USA is going to become hyper-inflationary because the government's attempt to prop up the economy will erode trust in the convertibility of the US dollar.

Vox thinks the USA is going through deflation, because the credit supply is contracting.

Both think real bad times are coming.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 June 20, 2015 4:54 AM  

Thank you, Stephen Ward. Beginning at the end http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/06/inflation-vs-deflation-xii.html

So at long last we understand how hyper-inflation works. It is caused by hyper-velocity. -Nate

I respectfully disagree. "Velocity" is a symptom, and not necessarily diagnostic. We have hyper-velocity in the currency arb and derivative markets right now without hyperinflation. (Some argue persuasively that these trades are actually stabilizing the system, but Buffet's "weapons of mass financial destruction" might be closer to the truth. They stabilize in a fashion similar to nuclear arsenals, everything is a-ok right up until launch.)

Yes there are all kinds of cases of high-velocity hyperinflation: the wheelbarrows of Wiemar, the Brazilian wives who race each other to the store to get the best price before it goes up, the cleaned-out car dealerships of Jakarka. But all of these actions are preceded by a thought, an economic calculation. That thought is a re-calculation of the relative declining marginal utility of assets in hand vs. what is in the market. Most of us go along from one day to the next without really thinking about that in general terms until something, some fluttering butterfly, or a sledgehammer somewhere, causes them to sit up and take notice: prices are going up.

Hyperinflation can occur at _zero_ velocity.
Consider a case at the extreme limit, similar to a math or physics problem. Say the item is some sort of unit weighted basket of goods, or even just a standardized loaf of bread. You go into the bakery to buy a loaf for the usual $1.00 (i.e. Fed Note). Just as you are about to complete the transaction, the newsbot on the telescreen announces that Anus-Upon-Terra, DC, has been nuked into oblivion. Amidst the cacophony of 7 billion cheering Terrans, the baker suddenly withdraws the bread, and you hear him say “I’m sorry, I cannot sell this to you for $1.” You then offer $10, he refuses. You offer $100, then a million. He replies “I’m sorry sir, your money is no good here anymore”. The paper money has achieved its intrinsic value right there on the spot without ever changing hands.

(I’d come up with a more elaborate and realistic example, don’t have time for it. The basic idea is that all transactions are taking place in a perfect information environment, such that all players know all prices, a situation closely approximated these days with online price checks. Then the local baker’s bread-price signal propagates across the entire world, with both buyer and seller aware of it. The buyer might attempt to geographically-arb the price but the seller won’t sell because he could arb it too. All the other bakers of the world take notice in a positive-feedback loop.)

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