This past weekend I posted a question: has anybody else seen a flimsy-looking, zinc-y nickel? I thought I saw one a month or two ago, and I blogged about it, and I got few responses. No, wait, that's not true: I got one response. So nobody else has seen any evidence of debasement of the nickel?
I got this one nickel a month or two ago (sorry I kept forgetting to blog about it), and it felt like zinc! It had the same flimsy, joke-arse feel to it that modern pennies have. It featured a 3/4 view of Jefferson's magnificent visage (a mockery as our most anti-central banking Founder is forced to watch impotently over the debasing of our last truly valuable form of currency), and I forget the reverse (I don't think it was Monticello). Has anybody else seen (or felt) a flimsy, zinc-y nickel? Did I imagine it? [more]
Recently I watched an episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, a show where foreign celebrity chef Jamie Oliver goes around our fair land trying to improve Americans’ eating habits, primarily by changing school cafeteria menus, and I couldn’t stop thinking about how it proved beyond a reasonable doubt that public schools need to be abolished. For one thing, Chef Jamie points out that the food these kids are eating is catastrophically unhealthy. His solution is to convince the commissars of the public schools to make the kids eat healthier foods, but he has a terrible time getting the school board to change the cafeteria menus. Every time he tries to bring change, or even present his case, it becomes clearer that the school board and other public school rulers simply cannot be bothered, even if the health of their district’s children is at stake. [more]
Bill O'Reilly explains to John Stossel how higher margin requirements make speculation riskier. [more]