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Money

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/15/2017

The dictionary definition of ‘money,’ has several definitions, but the first in my dictionary seems to describe it best:  (a) “Standard pieces of gold, silver, copper, nickel, etc. stamped by government...

Chapter 17

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/10/2017

The following is a total word for word quote of Chapter 17, from “I Hold These Truths,” which I began writing in 1986, when I got my first computer.  It was crude, but I discovered that I could write, which I had...

Gun Safes

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/05/2017

An ongoing question over the many years I have been doing this, often is, “Where do I store the stuff?”  I tell then “store it where no one would think of looking.”  Then they say that if they...

Gasoline vs. Diesel

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/28/2017

An ongoing comparison, which has been going on for many decades, is ‘what is the best way to run a car?  Diesel or Gas?’  Many say that since all highway tractor-trailers use diesel, diesel must be...

Bitcoin, etc.

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/19/2017

A few years ago, some entrepreneur had a bright idea.  He must have thought to himself, ‘Boy, silver and gold are far too expensive, and people want something cheap.  I’ll make a coin that is a bit cheaper...

Ratios

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/14/2017

There are all sorts of ‘ratios’ in life, and even in economics.  The late Richard Russell, (1924-2015), founder of “The Dow Theory Letter,” wrote many times, that a good stock to buy is when its PE...

Numismatics

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/04/2017

Numismatics, are the study, selling, and buying of rare coins.  It can be American coins, coins or bars salvaged from old ship wrecks on the floor of the sea, or any coins or bars which are rare.  As an example, in...

Buy Low, Sell High

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/28/2017

That’s the best set of instructions for buying anything and selling anything, be it stocks, real estate, antiques, or what have you.  How do you know when the price of anything is low or high?  I haven’t the...

The Constitution

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/17/2017

You remember it don’t you?  If you went to school more than 45 years ago, you were taught about the Constitution.  That’s the document copied around the world for its brevity and advocacy of freedom from...

Get Rid of It

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/10/2017

One of Trump’s campaign promises, was to get rid of Obamacare.  It seems as though a bit has been added to that promise.  Not only get rid of it, but put something else in its place.  The arguing has been...

Same Treatment

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/03/2017

An interesting book I found at a yard sale last week, details the fate of the USS Houston, a WW II destroyer made famous because FDR, the President rode in her several times and formed an attachment to her.  She was a noble...

Miscellaneous

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/26/2017

Trump can, hopefully by executive order, ban all immigrants from getting on the welfare wagon for five years!  Implemented without a bill and Congressional vote, which would take a lot of time.  That would easily cease...

Framing Mischief by Law

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/19/2017

We now have one ounce silver rounds for 28 cents over spot.  Check the web site for pictures of them, which include Silver Towne Buffaloes, Morgans, and Prospectors.  10 Ounce bars at 23 cents per ounce over spot,...

Pork on your fork

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/12/2017

Dorval is a suburb of Montreal Canada.  Muslim parents in Dorval demanded that all pork be eliminated in Dorval’s schools, (canteens as they call lunchrooms), and in all of Montreal.  The mayor refused, and the...

Sixteen and Counting...

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/05/2017

Let’s see now, The War Between the States, mistakenly called the Civil War, lasted about three years, and tragically killed 610,000 Americans.  It was started by dishonest Abe Lincoln deciding to re-supply a fort in a...

The Night Watchman

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/30/2017

Once, the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of the desert. Democrats in Congress said, “Someone may steal the scrap in the middle of the night.”  They then created a night watchman position, and...

Trump and the Circus

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/22/2017

It’s pretty obvious that the anti-Trump cabal has hit the jackpot with their special counsel in place.  Why do the Democrats seem to try to destroy the Trump Administration, which is obviously trying to do what was...

The Resistance

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/15/2017

During World War Two (WW II), there were tens of thousands of Europeans who disliked Hitler.  They were called “The Resistance,”  and were in all occupied nations, such as France, Poland, Czechoslovakia,...

North Korea

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/08/2017

Look at a satellite map at night, and see the bright lights all over the world.  Except Venezuela and North Korea anyway, whose countries are as black as the surrounding night.  Both are ruled by low IQ dictators who...

The Mother of Most Problems

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/01/2017

It’s a rather bold statement I admit, but just go back 85 years, and try to picture what was NOT going on then.  No Social Security, no Medicaid, Medicare, Section 8 housing, public housing, food stamps, or handouts of...

 

 

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