Category Archives: News

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Crossing the Styx

I was driving around in northern Virginia last week and heard this news story on the radio: 11-Yr-Old Suspended From School For Merely TALKING About Guns Martin Di Caro, WMAL.com, June 3, 2013 OWINGS, MD — The father of a … Continue reading

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Gold: How low can it go?

A couple of recent items provide some insights on what’s driving gold prices these days: “What is the Cost of Mining Gold? ” A great info graphic from Virtual Capitalist analyzing the top 50 mining companies in the world. (Then again, just … Continue reading

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Going out on a limb

Just the other day I was reading a story in which the housing market has apparently rebounded so well that the administration is going out on a limb, pushing banks to overlook weaker credit ratings in granting mortgages to prospective homebuyers: The … Continue reading

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Feel the pain

Yesterday I walked around the Tidal Basin in Washington DC and found out that the little buttons they hand out as souvenirs every year at the for the National Cherry Blossom Festival aren’t available this year “due to the sequestration.” … Continue reading

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Rethinking the mattress

Maybe putting your money under the mattress isn’t such a bad idea after all: Bank depositors in Cyprus learned today of a planned heist on their funds. It was a well organized one that will take 6.75% of all small … Continue reading

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Curiouser and curiouser

Here’s an interesting tidbit about curious happenings in the gold and silver markets, from a recent interview of investment analyst Eric Sprott by Toronto’s The Gold Report: Eric Sprott: This will sound like a conspiracy theory, but unusual things are happening … Continue reading

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I’ve seen some things, man, and some stuff…

The stereotype of the disturbed war veteran, originally created by opponents of the Vietnam War and handily resurrected by opponents of the Iraq War, is clearly the image Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has in mind when she thinks of our veterans. Feinstein’s … Continue reading

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