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NEW Uniquefire Cree XM-L T6 LED 1800-Lumens Zoomable Bicycle Headlight 3 Mode Rechargeable Bike Light battery Charger head strap
NEW Uniquefire Cree XM-L T6 LED 1800-Lumens Zoomable Bicycle Headlight 3 Mode Rechargeable Bike Light battery Charger head strap

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic bright wide-radius headlight for bike, November 17, 2012
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This is a fantastic headlight with a great brightness and a very wide casting radius. Its brightness is also basically perfectly uniform until the very edges of the circle it illuminates, which is excellent. On its brightest setting and at the widest zoom, it is just as bright as the sweet spot of the NiteRider Mako 200. However, the Mako 200 is only that bright very close to the center. This CREE LED light is bright over a much larger area.

I tested it out and feel much safer riding with this light at night. It can be zoomed in, so it can be very bright on a specific target or smaller area (as it zooms in, the "circle" of illumination becomes more of a square, however).

All-in-all, this is an excellent light that I wouldn't hesitate to buy again. I may buy a similar one as a second.


Cruel Intentions 3
Cruel Intentions 3
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a worthy sequel, March 12, 2005
This review is from: Cruel Intentions 3 (DVD)
This movie was a worthy sequel to the original installment. They were clever, and didn't use different actors for the same charactesr, which almost always is a disaster (the exception, imo, would be Scarlet, the sequel to Gone With The Wind). Instead, they focused on Katherine's cousein, Cassidy, who's very worthy of being a successor, and her malevolent friend, Jason. The movie is charming, and has its own, different, plot. The ending is particularly good, because of the double-twist. The really interesting thing is that you're actually rooting for Cassidy and Jason to get together, and they do in a way.

The background music in this movie is normally good, and fits with the mood. However, it doesn't have something as awesome as Verge's Bitter Sweet Symphony.

If you liked this movie, I'd recommend reading Choderos de Laclos' book: it's a classic. I'd also recommend Marquis de Sade's _Juliette_.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Max-OT is great, but site is (obviously) biased, March 23, 2004
Overall, this is a great site, which provides a great plan to build muscle for free (Max-OT). However, there is nothing in dietary supplements that you can't get from natural sources. That is not to say that dietary supplements are useless, just that they aren't needed by most people. If you want to build muscle and get into good overall shape, with large cut muscles, you don't need dietary supplements. If you want to become an enormous walking muscle -- if you want to be a professional body-builder, or compete in world's strongest man -- then dietary supplements become extremely useful.
I give this site 5 stars, because they are obviously a commercial site, and everyone knows they're going to promote their own products. I see no flagrant dishonesty. They're providing individuals with useful information for free -- it's reasonable to think that they'd also advertise their products. Indeed, the only reason we can get access to their muscle-building programs, like Max-OT (which is very effective), is because the cost of maintaining such is subsidized by advertisements.


The Offshore Solution
The Offshore Solution
by Terry L Neal
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars response to "A primer for jail time", February 12, 2004
This review is from: The Offshore Solution (Hardcover)
The real crooks are those in The State who are stealing money from taxpayers via taxes (robbery) and inflation (thievery). I'd suggest that these crooks in the massive organized crime family known as the US Government are maliciously prosecuting T.L. Neal. I'd also note that an accusation does not mean someone is guilty, and that even if that is so, it is completely irrelevant to the advice given in this book (Dr. Atkins died of a heart-attack; that in no way impacts the debate on the health of his dietary plan). We should praise T.L. Neal for trying to help the victims of taxes and inflation.


Who's Better, Who's Best in Basketball?: Mr Stats Sets the Record Straight on the Top 50 NBA Players of All Time
Who's Better, Who's Best in Basketball?: Mr Stats Sets the Record Straight on the Top 50 NBA Players of All Time
by Elliott Kalb
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars nonsense, January 31, 2004
Placing Shaq as the #1 player of all-time immediately disqualifies this book's credability. To say that a player who can barely make a free-throw and has made a 3-point shot -- what, once? -- in his career is the best ever is non-sense. Even worse than that is the over-reliance on statistics. Now, I'm not necessarily saying MJ should be #1 on the list (though he's a definite contendor).
But Shaq shouldn't even be a contender for #1, for several reasons, most of which has to do with personal will and determination. Shaq's been known as a whiner, and has done many things which have harmed his team (like putting off surgery until the last minute). I'm sorry, unless a player goes out there with 100% every night, he's not even a candidate for the best ever. The most important quality is whether or not the player is a winner, and how much of a winner he is. Now, I'm not saying that Championships should be the sole determination (by that measure, Wilt Chamberlain would be near the bottom of the top 50, not the top). But, I am saying that the player's personal will to win, and overall affect on the rest of his team, are.
A simple way to put it would be, if you had to choose, who would you choose? Anyone who would choose Shaq over MJ or Bill Russel would be nuts, for a couple of reasons. (1) Both of those players were more talented than Shaq. (2) You could count on both of those players to put in 100+% every night, you can't count on Shaq for that.
Put another way, does anyone honestly think that a team of 5 Shaq's would beat a team of five Russel's, five Jordan's, or even five Magic Johnson's? No, it wouldn't.


From Marx to Mises: Post-Capitalist Society and the Challenge of Economic Calculation
From Marx to Mises: Post-Capitalist Society and the Challenge of Economic Calculation
by David Ramsay Steele
Edition: Paperback
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13 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Summary: Mises was right, December 24, 2003
But why read that from David Steele? I would almost say why even bother reading about Marx's wothless arguments? except that to demolish socialist beliefs, you need to understand them. If you're interested, I suggest you also read Mises' book "Socialism". The one negative reviewer of this book criticizes Steele for not discussing the algorithms of calculuation. I can say that standard mathematics in regards to economics is gravely flawed and quite frankly irrelevant. Human beings are individuals who can make choices, not solar bodies who's behaviour can be nearly perfectly predicted by mathematics. The only mathematics that has any hope of being relevant to economics and praxeology is chaos theory and network theory.
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Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics
Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics
by Henry Hazlitt
Edition: Paperback
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9 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The criticisms of this book are flawed, December 24, 2003
Rather than explaining why this is a good book (other revierw's do that), I'll explain why some of the idiotic criticisms levied against this book are wrong.
The most silly criticism of Hazlitt (and other Austrian free-market economists) is that they aren't "scientific" and in short "don't use enough math". This is an absurd criticism. Firstly, human beings are not deterministic particles who's behaviour can be predicted by simple equations. Any attempt to reduce human behaviour to some mathematical equation is pure non-sense. We must consider human beings as individual entities who can choose, not fixed constants in mathematical formuli.
Secondly, there is a mathematics that is relevant to Austrians. It is chaos theory and network theory. Chaos theory is currently used to predict the weather. The calculus used by Keynes and other idiots like him is completely useless for describing the behaviour of chaotic systems where individual choice is involved. Hazlitt may not mention Chaos Theory. For that, see Murray N. Rothbard, "Choas Theory: Destroying Mathematics from Within?"; and Gene Callahan, "Why Austrians Should Care About Network Science". Anyone with any sympathy for Keynes and his idiotic followers should note that Keynes put forth a "treatise" before General Theory, which was demolished by Hayek. Hayek then made a strategical mistake in not demolishing General Theory, feeling that the book's idiocy stood for itself. Also note that while Hayek recieved a Nobel Prize for work which was basically an extension of Mises business cycle theory (Mises died the year before Hayek's Nobel), Keynes received no Nobel, showing that even the dimwits awarding that title realized Keynes work was inherently worthless.
The next criticism is related to the first: that Hazlitt doesn't discuss game theory. The reason for this is that game theory is particularly unworthy of discussion. Nash, founder of Game Theory, showed that in any finite game, there's an equilibrium in which no player can improve his or her outcome given the other player's strategies (the Nash Equilibrium). This is problematic in several ways. Firstly, there is absolutely no relation between the playing of games (which are less than net-zero, with one winner and one or more losers) and economics. Secondly, only Game Therorists behave in real situations in the ways in which Game Theory predicts. Thirdly, strategies are not data, but choices. Fourth, it is possible to break out of the specified game to achieve a superior result.
One particularly ignorant reviewer says that in a completely unhampered free market, monopolies form, destroying competition. This is non-sense. Empirically, Ancient Ireland was a completely Stateless society for a thousand years, with a completely unhampered free market, and no-such thing occured. And of course it is a bunch of non-sense that can't happen in reality anyeways. A monopoly is only harmful if you have monopoly prices. But in a completely free market, even if someone obtains 100% of all (say) rail-roads, there is still competition between that form of transportation and other forms, thus monopoly prices cannot be charged. The only time real monopolies with monopoly pricing have emerged is because of State interference.
This may not be the best book on economics that you can read (look to Mises' "Human Action" for what is most likely the strongest treatise on "economics" [actually praxeology, a much larger field]) ever written.
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The Sagas of Icelanders: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
The Sagas of Icelanders: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
by Robert Kellogg
Edition: Paperback
Price: $17.96
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14 of 79 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars distorted biased view of Ancient Iceland, December 20, 2003
Icelanders and others reading these Sagas should be aware that vital and even more amazing parts of Iceland's history from 930-1262AD were left out. The sagas of Njal, a famous Icelandic lawyer, were left out. The simple fact of the matter is that Ancient Iceland was one of the most civilized society's ever to exist. There was no State as we know it, and the people were essentially free for the first 80 years of the civilization's existence. Then religious tyranny was imposed by the Norwegians, who forced the Icelanders to institute Christianity as the "official religion". This started the downfall of a society that had previously been almost Stateless, though with law, peaceful, educated, and productive.
If you want to understand the real Ancient Iceland, a condensed dramaticized listing of all the feuds that took place over it's 300-year existence is not sufficient. During the collapse of the system into Civil War with violence that the Icelander's found so intolerable as to be unacceptable, there was approximately the same number of murders per capita in Iceland as occur now in the US (which means they had a low tolerance for violence, suggesting that before the collapse, there was much less violence per capita than in the US now).
I suggest the following articles or books:
* Privatization, Viking Style: Model or Misfortune?
* The Decline and Fall of Private Law in Iceland
* PRIVATE CREATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF LAW: A HISTORICAL CASE
* ORDERED ANARCHY, STATE, AND RENT-SEEKING:
THE ICELANDIC COMMONWEALTH 930-1262
* Viking Age Iceland
The Sagas in this Kellogg's book may very well be interesting. Violence has always made for good entertainment. However, they paint a very distorted picture of Ancient Ireland. I posit that the there are sinister reasons for the author leaving out Njal, one of the greatest heros, who was not a warrior but a lawyer. Icelander's should be proud to be the descendant's of perhaps the most civilized people ever to live on Earth, along with the Ancient Irish (see Property Rights in Celtic Irish Law).
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Highlights From The Phantom Of The Opera: The Original London Cast Recording (1986 London Cast)
Highlights From The Phantom Of The Opera: The Original London Cast Recording (1986 London Cast)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars reaches the level of magestic, December 16, 2003
There is little to say about The Phantom of the Opera that hasn't already been said. I'll sum it up as this. When it comes to The Magestic in music, The Standard is the ending of Beethoven's 9th. There is no definitive definition of what makes something magical -- no particular note, nor arrangement of notes, nor anything -- but it is simply the culmination of everything in the musical piece. It's when you shiver from the music. The Phantom Of the Opera most definately reaches that level in *Masquerade*.


America's Great Depression
America's Great Depression
by Murray N. Rothbard
Edition: Hardcover
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars worth it's weight in Gold, December 9, 2003
This book destroys the left myth that the Great Depression was caused by the free market being allowed to run rampent, and "fixed" by various government programs, mandates, and laws.
To answer one reviewer's question -- a reviewer who obviously didn't even read the book -- "How can the Great Depression have been caused by government policy when ALL of the government intervention took place AFTER the GD had already come close to peaking?"...The reality is that the Great Depression was caused by inflation and various other government intervention before it started (the buildup of malinvestments during the boom), and prolonged and prolonged and gravely deepened by various government interventions after it started. The Great Depression would have ended relatively quickly, had not the government intervened in attempting to restart another round of boom, and doing such foolish things as allowing banks to renig on their contractual obligations.


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