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Select from the list the article of your interest. These columns are the opinions of Don Stott, the founder of Colorado Gold. They are not meant to be seen as the opinions or directives of Colorado Gold, Inc.

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Aid

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/20/2021

I think the word “Aid” is a couple hundred years old or maybe more, but it means just that, as in “First Aid,” or help.  Churches and charities have always given aid to the needy, but at FDR’s...

Paid Sick Pay and Vacation

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/13/2021

I don’t know why I didn’t write about the absurdity of both, decades ago.  Maybe I, like most people, simply accept them because they are commonplace and seem innocuous.  Get paid for not working or being...

The Sixth Amendment

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
09/07/2021

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have previously...

Henry Breyer and the Vanilla Bean

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/29/2021

We are mostly enraged at Biden goofing up hideously in the Afghanistan exodus, so I am now going to make your day a bit nicer…I hope.  I wrote this a long time ago, and it isn’t dated, but undoubtedly in 2001 or...

Rag Baby

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/23/2021

 ‘Rag baby,’ was the commonly used nick-name for the greenback dollar, which was the North’s ‘dollar’ in the War Between the States, commonly called the ‘Civil War.’  The rag...

The Disaster Lobby

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/16/2021

First things first, or at least as far back as will illustrate the current absurdity.  Remember “Y2K?”  That was years ago, when the calendar changed from 1999 t0 2000.  ‘OMG, the computers will...

Roosevelt's Gold? (written in 2007)

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/09/2021

“Well, suppose they confiscate my gold just like Roosevelt did 75 (88) years ago?”  If I have heard that once, I must have heard it a hundred times.  Did Roosevelt confiscate everyone’s gold back in...

Millions of Jobs Lost

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/02/2021

First line from a column I wrote August 1, 2002: “Gold broke $300 this morning.”  Maybe this line will make you realize the folly of storing surplus wealth in dollars. Whenever there are improvements in...

Another Ode to Biden

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/27/2021

From a column I wrote August 16. 2002 I come for visit, get treated regal.  So I stay, who care, I illegal? I cross border, poor and broke, take bus, see employment folk. Nice man, treat me good in there, say I need...

"Equality" and "Public"

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/19/2021

I am of the ever-increasing opinion that America is going down the tubes.  As an example, see various idiots, who have decided that they are not happy being a male or female, so they ingest huge amounts of hormones, trying...

Ode to Biden

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/12/2021

Part of a column I wrote on April 12, 2002                                                   ...

China (again)

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/05/2021

I’m damned sick of China and all that goes with it, including the covid epidemic, which originated in Wuhan China, either accidently or on purpose.  I have been urging everyone for years, to not buy anything made in...

Two Universal Loves

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/28/2021

I wonder how many languages and dialects there are?  How many countries and nations, with different landscapes, elevations, rain fall, deserts, rulers, tyrants, dictatorships, and races there are?  Too many to elaborate...

What Hath Biden Done?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/21/2021

I write this quickly, since until I found a way to get on the internet, I was lost.  My internet supplier has cut me off till he gets his fiber-optic cable run into my house, and he says it may take till July 2nd. ...

Just Read the Paper to See

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/14/2021

Today is “FLAG DAY.”  Please fly your flag and be proud to be an American! I admit it.  I read the Journal (Wall Street) pretty thoroughly, and I don’t own a share of stock.  Why? ...

They Are Coming After Your Gas

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/07/2021

Yesterday, June 6th, was the 77th anniversary of the largest amphibious landing in history.  “D Day” June 6th, 1944, when the Allies landed at Normandy France to turn the tide of WW II.  Over 22,000 died in...

Jobs

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/01/2021

(5/4/2002- 19 years ago) I can still think and write, but I am placing all my old columns in bound volumes, and I keep running across good ones, and will repeat them as I see fit. “In the field of economics, there are...

Vallars

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/24/2021

2/13/2008  (13 years ago!) “Vallars” are a historical fact.  In 1931, after the stock market had crashed and everyone was broke, depressed, and Roosevelt hadn’t been elected with his million...

The National Anthem

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/17/2021

This is a column I wrote in July, 2008, 13 years ago, and it needs to be said again. “On July 4th, everyone plays patriotic music, and it is one of my favorite holidays.  The Mormon Tabernacle Choir always does a...

Basics

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/10/2021

A client of one of my kids e-mailed me and said that I should write a column about which gold and silver to buy and what about numismatics?   Here goes. The ‘Spot price’ of anything is the price the...

 

 

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Updated: Tue Sep 21