White House Petition Formed to Nominate Charlie Papazian for Nobel Peace Prize

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charlie-1983A petition has been started on the White House website to nominate our very own Charlie Papazian for the Nobel Peace Prize. While we aren’t the masterminds behind this movement, it’s absolutely something we can support! The petition reads: Dear President Obama, Charlie Papazian is the originating force between two industries, home-brewing and the craft […]

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Shared: Bad arguments, great illustrations – Boing Boing

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Bad arguments, great illustrations – Boing Boing:

A specific form of the appeal to ignorance is the argument from personal incredulity, where a person’s inability to imagine something leads to a belief that the argument being presented is false. For example, “It is impossible to imagine that we actually landed a man on the moon, therefore it never happened.” Responses of this sort are sometimes wittingly countered with, “That’s why you’re not a physicist.”

Shared: The best investment strategy for you? It’s the one you’re likely to stick with. – The Washington Post

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The best investment strategy for you? It’s the one you’re likely to stick with. – The Washington Post:

We don’t know what the future holds, but we can make some reasonable assertions based on long-term historical data. We know that holding non-correlated asset classes provides diversification benefits, one of the few free lunches on Wall Street. Large-cap and small-cap stocks in the United States, equities of emerging markets and developed nations, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Corporate Bonds, Treasury Inflation Protection Bonds, High Yield Bonds and, of course, old-fashioned Treasuries. We hold these in a proportion that matches your risk tolerances — more equities for those with a reasonable appetite for growth, less for those who are less comfortable with volatility. Assuming no major life event changes and your risk tolerance (notice the direction of the market should not determine your true risk tolerance), rebalance once or so a year in order to not stray too far from your original allocation.