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Space Probe New Horizons to Visit Pluto July 14th, 2015

NASA launched the New Horizons space probe on January 19, 2006 on a nine and a half year flight to Pluto. Now, after travelling 3 billion miles through space, we will finally get our first close look at mysterious Pluto … Continue reading

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Photo 101, Day 12: Architecture

Today’s assignment was architecture and with so many great subjects to choose from it was difficult to decide. So I didn’t. Today you get three shots. I will begin with the D.A. White & Son grain rolling and seed cleaning building down on … Continue reading

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Who Does The Federal Reserve Serve?

Here’s a 12 minute video lecture concerning the Federal Reserve by G. Edward Griffin, an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve and author of the book The Creature from Jekyll Island. I highly recommend Griffin’s book to anyone who’d like a better understanding of American history … Continue reading

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Low Interest Rates in the United States

If you’ve paid any attention to the news lately you know United States Treasury and mortgage rates are currently at historic lows. The main stream financial media would have us believe these low rates are the work of Federal Reserve policy, and … Continue reading

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Deliverance

In the movie Deliverance Burt Reynolds and company go on a canoe trip and they get a whole lot more than they bargained for, when what was originally supposed to be a fun adventure, turns into a life and death struggle. Last summer I … Continue reading

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Career day at Fukushima

Imagine getting a full day’s pay for only 4 minutes of work! These job opportunities, made possible by the modern miracle of nuclear power, are available today at Fukushima Dai-ichi, the Japanese nuclear power station that blew sky-high after the March 11, 2011 earthquake … Continue reading

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Fun With Govenment Debt

With so many zeros to deal with (I’m talking about the numbers here, not the politicians) government finance can seem complex, but it’s actually pretty simple. Let’s take a look at the figures for 2011. According to the following charts the United States government received $2.3 trillion in … Continue reading

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The First President

Today we celebrate President’s day and what better day to consider the question of who was our first president? George Washington is widely considered to be our first president but it can be argued that he was actually the 17th. … Continue reading

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2011 Earthquake Visualization Videos

Here’s a couple very well done earthquake visualization videos for 2011. It’s one thing to say Japan is prone to earthquakes but it’s quite another to see it. With 52 reactors operating in such a seismically active area it’s no surprise that an earthquake triggered a … Continue reading

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