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As always, click on the photo to link up to the entire piece.
Pen-pushers have slapped the ban on the swimming aids amid "fears" a pair could "snap" onto a child's face too hard, injuring them.
I could go on and on and on and ........ for days.
Evidently, the One Hundred Trillion Dollar note you see below is/was real.
At least in the sense that some moron at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe viewed it as currency.
Jeff Harding in a very well done piece, claims it was purchased for $7.50 on Ebay.
Click on the One Hundred Trillion Dollar note for the story.
Way double highly recommended.
Easy reading, lots of pictures, just for you Terry D. II
Money: A Semi Pictorial Fable
By Jeff Harding, on October 17th, 2009
I don't know about you, but I find it troubling that the morons running our federal government are beginning to compare so favorably with your basic Zimbabwean government morons.
As an aside, I was unable to open either the official government web site, or the Zimbabwe tourism authority site.
I couldn't decide if that was a good thing, or a bad thing.
Speigel Online offers a very informative and entertaining piece entitled,
The Hollow Euro
Specter of Inflation Haunts Europe
It's a little long, but pretty easy to read.
Click on any chart to link to the site.
P.S. American taxpayers contribute about $50 billion by way of a 17-20% partnership in the $250 Billion from the IMF.
I'm searching high and low for a similar treatment of deficits within the states.
Most notably California, New York, Illinois et. al.
Preferably with lots of pretty colors, graphics, etc.
You know what I like.
If you see something, let me know.