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  1. The Coming U.S. Debt Crisis

    by , 04-15-2019 at 06:07 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Debtors love inflation. The more they owe, the more inflation they want. That is because inflated dollars cost less, so the debtors can repay the same nominal amount for a lower value. That works whether you are a real estate developer or the U.S.A. The U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank have been encouraging high inflation for a long time, so that the Treasury can pay off bonds with cheaper dollars. If inflation is running at average rate of 2.68% per annum, thirty year bonds can be paid ...

    Updated 04-16-2019 at 05:05 PM by PeterL (clarity)

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  2. Restoring Civility

    by , 04-06-2019 at 07:19 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    During most of my life so far I lived in rather safe areas, places where the general populace was well-behaved, and there was a local police force that was adequate. Unfortunately, the place where I presently live is becoming progressively less safe. Eight years ago, I moved back to Amherst; unfortunately, Amherst has gone from being a pleasant and friendly place to a place where people are in fear of violent crime, and with good reason, a significant part of the town’s population has become unreliable, ...

    Updated 04-06-2019 at 07:23 PM by PeterL

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  3. Alcohol and Equal Rights for All

    by , 03-20-2019 at 09:41 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Humans have been consuming alcohol for at least as long as there have been humans, and there are good reasons to believe that the desire for more alcohol was the driving force behind the development of agriculture. Humans probably got their first tastes of alcohol from fallen fruit that naturally fermented. There's no way to tell for sure, but there are signs of ale, sort of, having been made from seeds about twenty-five thousand years ago, and it is generally accepted that agriculture developed ...
  4. Kissed By An Angel?

    by , 03-17-2019 at 06:51 PM (Kiz_Paws Bag Of Trix)
    Running around today, I bumped into an old friend of mine. And her husband.

    I last saw her five years ago, when she and her husband moved 500 miles away.

    So it was a pleasure indeed, to see her. She was more my acquaintance than her husband, by the way.

    In any case, it was so lovely to see her! She had settled into a new job and new home so far away, and was doing well... But: her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the meantime ...
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  5. Standard Time is the Problem

    by , 03-13-2019 at 10:34 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Once again Daylight Saving Tine is with us, and some people still believe that it does save daylight, or something like that, but most people have found that Daylight Saving Time (DST) is an inconvenience that was foisted upon the world using fallacious reasoning and outright lies. But it may have seemed like a good idea at one time.

    To understand the breadth of the problem, we have to look at how it developed. Originally, time was local. Every city and town had its town clock upon ...