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  • I, Pencil

    01/28/2016 12:40:13 PM PST · by TBP · 29 replies
    The Freeman ^ | December 1958 | Leonard Read
    I, Pencil A Simple Instrument Teaches a Profound Lesson Leonard E. Read I am a lead pencil—the ordinary wooden pencil familiar to all boys and girls and adults who can read and write.* * My official name is “Mongol 482.” My many ingredients are assembled, fabricated, and finished by Eberhard Faber Pencil Company. Writing is both my vocation and my avocation; that’s all I do. You may wonder why I should write a genealogy. Well, to begin with, my story is interesting. And, next, I am a mystery— more so than a tree or a sunset or even a flash...
  • A sharp idea- sculptures on the tip of a pencil

    12/13/2015 5:20:09 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 12/12/15
    Salavat Fidai, 42, carves intricate mini sculptures on the end of a pencil. Carved entirely from lead, Fidai uses a craft knife and a 4x magnifying glass.
  • CEI Short Film I, Pencil Wins Grand Prize at Manning Centre Competition

    04/19/2014 8:25:45 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | 3-28-14 | Christine Hall
    WASHINGTON, March 28 The Competitive Enterprise Institutes (CEI) animated short film, I, Pencil about the free-market wonders of making the common pencil won first place at a prestigious film contest this month co-hosted by Canadas Manning Centre and the Free Thinking Film Society. The award was presented at the 2014 Manning Networking Conference, held February 27 - March 1, 2014, in Ottawa. The films were evaluated by a three-judge panel and featured themes on conservatism, liberty, free markets, and democracy. CEIs 6 minute long I, Pencil film was adapted from the 1958 essay by the late economist Leonard E. Read...
  • This is why the most useless people are also the "sharpest"

    02/04/2014 9:52:40 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-4-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This describes Democrats and Republicans (note: NOT conservatives) pretty well, the only modification would be adding "useful" to the end of the sentence.
  • German clinic: Man had pencil in head for 15 years

    05/29/2013 7:53:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies ^ | 5/29/13 | Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) German doctors say a man spent 15 years with a pencil in his head following a childhood accident. Aachen University Hospital says the 24-year-old man from Afghanistan sought help in 2011 after suffering for years from headaches, constant colds and worsening vision in one eye. A scan showed that a 10-centimeter (4-inch) pencil was lodged from his sinus to his pharynx and had injured his right eye socket.
  • Nuts Second Grader Suspended for Holding a Pencil Like a Gun (Video)

    05/07/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies ^ | 5-7-2013 | Jim Hoft
    The liberal insanity continues Little seven-year-old Christopher Marshall was suspended from school for holding a pencil like a gun. He was pretending to be a Marine. Thats not allowed at his school. [video] The boy has good grades and has never caused any problems in classes before. FOX 43 reported, via Legal Insurrection: A Suffolk school suspended a second grader for pointing a pencil at another student and making gun noises. Seven-year-old Christopher Marshall says he was playing with another student in class Friday, when the teacher at Driver Elementary asked them to stop pointing pencils at each other. When...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,November 1,2012

    11/01/2012 2:22:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 1,2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles. --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • I, Smartphone? (Video)

    07/31/2012 8:51:59 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    I, Smartphone video is based on the essay I, Pencil penned by Leonard Read, in 1958, and has had a lasting impact on how we think about the market process. Why would the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics care about how a smartphone is made and why would we want you to care? Because God has given us the market process as the most powerful tool we have in a fallen world to serve each other by using our gifts. Yes, thats right. Smartphones allow thousands of dispersed people from across the globe to bring their gifts to serve...
  • Tribute to Milton Friedman and the Humble Pencil

    04/26/2012 12:13:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/22/12 | FreeMarketAmerica
    We're Milton Friedman fans. And we're believers in powerful but simple videos, too. Professor Friedman's famous video, entitled "I, Pencil," (based on Leonard Reed's essay of the same name) inspired us to take a closer look at the humble pencil.
  • Everything Important In Life Depends On Your Ability To Answer This Kindergarten Question

    10/01/2010 8:13:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 154 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/01/2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Harvard Professor Raj Chetty and a group of other researchers have performed a much-discussed study (via Gene Expression) that looks at what factors really affect things like income, your likelihood to own a home, and odds of getting married. The most startling thing they found? Your score on a very basic kindergarten test is a HUGE predictor. Other educational factors like class size and the quality of your teachers aren't nearly as important. Given the renewed interest in educational policy in America right now, it's fascinating.
  • Teenager Does Self-Abortion With Pencil, Boyfriend Buries Baby's Body

    06/07/2010 3:37:24 PM PDT · by julieee · 105 replies · 199+ views ^ | June 7, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Teenager Does Self-Abortion With Pencil, Boyfriend Buries Baby's Body Lehigh, PA ( -- A 13-year-old Pennsylvania girl reportedly conducted a self-abortion using a lead pencil after her much-old boyfriend subjected her to statutory rape. The 30-year-old boyfriend, officials say, then buried the body of the dead unborn child after the abortion was completed.
  • Pencil removed from woman's head

    08/06/2007 9:48:48 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies · 1,489+ views
    Reuters on ^ | August 6, 2007
    BERLIN - A 59-year-old German woman has had most of a pencil removed from inside her head after suffering nearly her whole life with the headaches and nosebleeds it caused, Bild newspaper reported on Monday. Margret Wegner fell over carrying the pencil in her hand when she was four. The pencil went right through my skin and disappeared into my head, Wegner told the newspaper. It narrowly missed vital parts of her brain. At the time no one dared operate, but now technology has improved sufficiently for doctors to be able to remove it. The majority of the pencil,...
  • Pencil in penis backfires

    02/14/2006 7:12:19 PM PST · by Coleus · 135 replies · 3,460+ views
    A Serbian man needed emergency surgery after sticking a pencil inside his penis to keep it stiff during sex. Zeljko Tupic, from Belgrade, told doctors he had experienced erectile difficulties in the past. So as he prepared for a night with his new lover, he decided to insert a thin pencil into his penis. Tupic had to cut his sex session short when the pencil shifted and became lodged in his bladder, forcing him to call an ambulance, the daily Kurir reported. Doctor Aleksandar Milosevic from Belgrade's Zvezdara hospital, who succesfully removed the pencil, said: "At first the patient did...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 2-15-2006

    02/15/2006 5:33:16 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 4 replies · 266+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-15-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See this thread and this thread first! The pen is mightier than the sword But it doesn't take the award A pencil (of wood) Placed in his manhood "Pencil greater than the pen-is"--Oh, Good Lord! A man who lay down with a sheep Was sentenced, so now he doth weep What makes this so Baaa - d Is he could have had his relations with Little Bo Peep!
  • Home Depot Apologizes For Methuen Pencil Mix Up

    11/20/2005 3:10:38 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 15 replies · 1,316+ views ^ | 11/20/05 | WBZ-TV 4 Boston
    (CBS4) METHUEN, MA-- Home repair giant Home Depot is getting hammered by the public over a dispute with a customer. The customer is a handyman from Lawrence. On Saturday, he was banished from all Home Depot stores, apparently over a pencil. Now, the store is releasing a statement to apologize for the incident. The used pencil wasn't even for sale. It was out at a register when Michael Panorelli borrowed it and put it in his pocket. Home Depot barred Panorelli from all its stores. It was a 41-cent carpenter's pencil, but the small piece of wood is causing one...
  • Pencil sharpeners banned after attack

    12/13/2004 7:34:38 AM PST · by Pikamax · 15 replies · 849+ views
    Manchester Online ^ | 12/09/04 | Manchester Online
    Pencil sharpeners banned after attack WEAPON: A pencil sharpener blade PENCIL sharpeners have been banned from a primary school after a pupil dismantled one and used the blade to slash another child's neck. The victim was attacked in the playground at Waterloo Primary School in Ashton under Lyne. He was taken to Tameside Hospital where he had butterfly stitches placed on the wound. The attacker was suspended for two days and is now back in school. Police, who were notified two days later, have spoken to the young attacker and his parents. Headteacher David Willis has now banned all pencil...
  • The Great 20th Century Art Scam!

    04/24/2003 5:47:20 AM PDT · by vannrox · 58 replies · 2,898+ views
    The Art Renewal Center ^ | FR Post 4-19-2003 | F r e d R o s s
    "The Great 20th Century Art Scam: or how Arrogance, Greed andFolly Nearly Destroyed 2500 years of Western Art" F r e d R o s s "Nobody who has invested much time downa blind alley likes the messenger who shinesa light at the brick wall up ahead." For over 90 years, there has been a concerted and relentless effort to disparage, denigrate and obliterate the reputations, names, and brilliance of the academic artistic masters of the late 19th Century. Fueled by a cooperative press, the ruling powers have held the global art establishment in an iron grip. Equally, there...
  • Maine: Republican challenges Senate to do 'the right thing'

    11/28/2002 12:39:43 AM PST · by SheLion · 13 replies · 255+ views ^ | 27 November 2002 | David Sharp
    <p>PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Les Fossel, the Republican candidate who trailed by nine votes when a legislative recount stalled, challenged the Maine Senate on Wednesday to ''do the right thing, not the politically expedient thing.''</p> <p>Fossel said he fears that Senate Democrats will oversee the recount of disputed ballots out of the public view and will use a one-vote majority with opponent Chris Hall being provisionally seated to ensure a victory.</p>