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Yippie! It's Summer

The calendar says that it’s Summer today. It’s the time when people expect life to be at its peak. There are the swimming pools, the smell of fresh cut lawns, and the luxury of barbecued food for dinner. 714 more words

Cultural Highlights

Why Experts Get The Gold Standard Wrong

Many mainstream economists, perhaps a majority of those who have an opinion, are opposed to tying a central bank’s hands with any explicit monetary rule. A clear majority oppose the gold standard, at least according to an often-cited… 98 more words

New Serial Reveal — Truths Unseen 1

Last time I put it to a vote — should I do something darkly different from my other blog stories.  Almost everyone said yes.  Although the story is “there,” I’m still not sure I can write it.   1,139 more words

Teagan Riordain Geneviene

Vampires, Vagabonds, and Vagrants

Riding the Rails Without a Safety Net

In the novel Bluesman, Lemuel enjoyed a transient life as a musician. Falling in love with the zealous late nights and early mornings inside Juke house’s, filled to the rim with untamed woman, distilled spirits, and high stakes gambling. 699 more words


UBS Has Some Bad News -- Maybe -- for global markets -- Spain

Is the Big One COMING?…Maybe…

From Zero Hedge At the end of February we first highlighted something extremely troubling for the global “recovery” narrative: according to UBS the global credit impulse – the second derivative of credit growth and arguably the biggest driver behind economic growth and world GDP – had abruptly stalled, as a result of a sudden and […]

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Dust Bowl America

I’ve been looking through some books and photographs of the Dust Bowl.



1929: Mush and Coffee

At the breadlines and soup kitchens, hours of waiting would produce a bowl of mush, often without milk or sugar, and a tin cup of coffee.
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