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How Silver Bought Drugs

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/02/2019

Silver may buy drugs now, however this is not about 2019, but a time beginning over a hundred years ago.  It concerned China during the Qing Dynasty, which ran from the mid 1800’s to 1911.  72 years earlier, in...

How Could Trump Lose?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
11/25/2019

The radical left, and for that matter the entire Democratic Party, have pulled out all the stops to remove Donald Trump from office.  They have used fake news constantly, the Mueller Report, and now are trying to impeach...

Little Orphan Annie

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
11/18/2019

I am reminded of the fact that “The Wizard of Oz” had political meanings, as I wrote in the past, but that a comic strip also was based on the artist-creator’s politics also, and that was “Little Orphan...

11/11/11

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
11/11/2019

A simple murder started one of the greatest wars in history.  World War one began as follows, and if you have never heard about the total absurdity of it all, here’s a brief synopsis.  On June 14, 1914, Austrian...

Musical Chairs

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
11/04/2019

A few years ago, in a column I mentioned ‘musical chairs,’ and compared them to paper currencies which have quickly gone down so quickly, that it was impossible to protect one’s self from them.  In the game...

Speed Limits

Author:
David Stott
Publish Date:
11/01/2019

The concept of a maximum speed limit on a highway has always fascinated me.  Since everyone on the road has different capabilities and drives a vehicle with different safety and efficiency characteristics, how can the...

The Statue of Liberty

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
10/28/2019

On December 23, 1667, a 14.717 acre Island in New York Harbor was sold to Isaac Bedloe.  In 1732, his estate sold it to the U.S. Government for an undisclosed price.  The island had always been called “Oyster...

Dollar Doomed?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
10/21/2019

On and on it goes:  It’s not difficult to find a site on the internet which will groan and swear that the U.S. economy and dollar is trash, and within a few weeks or months, it’ll all be over.  As a WWII...

Smoot-Hawley

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
10/14/2019

On June 17, 1930, President Herbert Hoover signed into law, the Smoot-Hawley tariff, which raised import duties an average of 59% on more than 25,000 agricultural commodities and manufactured goods.  Remember, a year...

Gee! If We'd Just Known!

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
10/07/2019

There was supposed to be a GCR (global currency reset) within a few days, and it was supposed to begin last Friday!  The dollar index was going to drop a hundred points, and eventually lose 50% of its value.  And...

Poor Argentina

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/30/2019

The Argentina peso currently is 1.7 cents to the dollar, a fraction of most of its former value over the years.  Argentines use the peso for so called ‘basic transactions,’ still, but the dollar is the real...

MYOB

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/23/2019

The current question it seems, is if we will go to war with Iran, which is so dumb as to wonder if there is any sanity in that capital of insanity, Washington D.C.  The following are quotes from a book I wrote over 30 years...

Railroad Money

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/16/2019

The dollar bill has been written and produced by various entities over the years, but especially by railroads in the mid 1800’s.  A ‘dollar bill’ back in the days when many steam locomotives burned wood...

Crypto

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/09/2019

The word “crypto” in the dictionary means: ‘hidden’ or ‘secret.’  The prefix crypto as attached to crypto-currencies, means they are ‘hidden’ or ‘secret.’  Is...

Trump's National Debt

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/03/2019

The media is all atwitter over President Trump’s flirting with a trillion dollar increase in the national debt in just one year.  Admittedly, a trillion buck debt is virtually unfathomable, it is so huge. ...

Roosevelt's Gold?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/26/2019

“Well, suppose they confiscate my gold just like Roosevelt did 75 years ago?”  If I have heard that once, I must have heard it a hundred times.  Did Roosevelt confiscate everyone’s gold back in...

Another Tiananmen?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/19/2019

The Hong Kong restlessness and protests have been ongoing for eleven weeks, and show no signs of ceasing.  It will lead to nothing but more violence in the extreme, I am afraid.  I have a 2015 book written by Louisa...

Go Green!

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/12/2019

That’s the latest harp by the Demos.  let’s get rid of cows, cars, planes, coal, fossil fuels, etc. and make the world green and unpolluted!  Whoopee.  I can’t wait…except we will have to...

A Nation Divided

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/05/2019

Excuse me for a week, but I am not going to write about economics, gold or silver, but as the title says, a nation divided.  Never in my many decades of existence, have I ever witnessed such a divided nation, and as I strive...

Don't Be a Dead Fish

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/29/2019

“Only a Dead Fish Goes With The Flow,” reads a local sign promoting something or other in the financial sector.  The outfit is urging you not to go with the flow, or what everyone else does, and go with them, who...

 

 

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