WE DID NOT START THE FIRE

Monday 18 April 2011 at 4:37 pm

Oh...and don't forget to sing along! :o) This song and its title was answer to a recent Final Jeopardy -- only one person got it right -- question was (paraphrased) "What 1980's song do history teachers praise for its educational value?"

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HW BRANDS HISTORIAN: TRUMAN AND THE BOMB

Saturday 16 April 2011 at 7:40 pm

i record BookTV since it is the most accurate way for me to get information.  I find most of the media analsys superficial.  I recently came accross the Historian:  HW Brands.  and plan to feature some of his discussions on my blog.  I find him to be a clear thinker and unbiased.

H W BRANDS ON TRUMAN AND THE ATOMIC BOMB

DEBT - THE IMPACT OF SERVICE INTEREST

Saturday 16 April 2011 at 7:04 pm

The producer of this video makes important points about the interest payments on the national debt that SOME of you are not aware of;

BUT I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THE PRODUCER BLEW IT!!!!  he left out the most important point!!!

The scary issue:  what happens when the federal reserve has to raise interest rates to combat inflation?

Today, those of you with certs of deposit know they pay a measly 1% because the federal rate is less than 1%!!!!

If you are older than 45, you might remember when the Fed Rate exceeded 20% under Carter.

If the Fed Rate goes up to combat inflation , like many INVESTORS ARE BETTING ON, then the INTEREST ON THE DEBT will bring our government to a screeching HALT.

watch the video, click on (more)

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DEBT - HOW ARE WE DOING?

Saturday 16 April 2011 at 6:20 pm

WE ARE NOT DOING TOO WELL:  In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our entire nation's history.  look at our miserable two year history.  SEE THE TABLE ON THE NEXT PAGE; also see the rebuttal from the distinguished John Vallieres. Read More

545 vs 215,000,000; Why are We in Big Trouble??

Saturday 16 April 2011 at 11:09 am

A very interesting column. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL 9some argue he is a closet Repbulican;  others argue he is a closet Democrat)
Be sure to Read the Poem at the end.

Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel...
He has been a journalist for 49 years.
He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.

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EARTHQUAKES: Where to Go; What to Do

Monday 04 April 2011 at 08:06 am

[work in progress] Here are some interesting articles on Earthquake safety.  No do not get under a desk or a table.  You will be crushed.  Lay in a fetal position next to the desk or table.  Read on.

Also see the article herein on the facts behind the Japanese Earthquake [insert links]. It is a major disaster but the Japanese culture is strong and determined as are the Japanese people.  But the disaster has has been hyped for political reasons by the uniformed media. A  few people have died as a result of the quake:  falling debris and colapse of building structures.  An estimated 30,000 or more have died as a result of the dreadful Tsunami.  No one has died of radiation poisoning [insert links]. The amount of radiation emitted to local residents is equivalent to one catscan per CDC.   

Also see the article herein on the major threats to the USA, inclulding the potential Canary Island Tsunami [insert links] that will inundate 25 miles of coastline from Maine to Florida when it surely will come.  Is any one concerned?

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THE FIRST HOME MOVIE circa 1905 SF, CA

Saturday 02 April 2011 at 08:11 am

This film is remarkable.  Please read the description below to get a full appreciation of life in 1905 in SF, CA. Read More