Saturday, August 29, 2009

Put The Bstds Where They Belong ...

Threadless Tees design by Tom Burns.

Made with "talent, love, and plastisol ink and a chino additive for softness."

Thomas Edison and the Universal Exposition, Paris 1900

Hat Tip: Nick Wallace Smith

Music: "Claire de Lune", by Claude Debussy

Friday, August 28, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"The Government Can"

Time Hawkins' Comedy channel on YouTube

Tim Hawkins Comedy website

Friday, August 21, 2009

Home Made Satire: "I Will Follow Him" (brainless twits!)

An Angry Mob Production by: Joe Dan Gorman Media

Hat Tip: "Mobs R Us" - Sign up also for Conservative social site for Conservatives, KicSpace

Monday, August 17, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hyperinflation: Money to Burn

Der Spiegel: "Germany in the Era of Hyperinflation",  by Alexander Jung

During the hyperinflation in Germany of 1920s, the country's currency, the mark, went crazy. The government of the Weimar Republic may have been able to clear its debts, but it came at the cost of the citizens' savings. It's an era that is still part of the national psyche today.

Editor's note: During the global economic crisis, politicians and economists in the United States and Britain often criticized Berlin for its reluctance to initiate the kinds of expensive stimulus programs promoted by Washington. One of the most oft-cited reasons in Germany for racking up more debt than necessary to revive the economy was the fear of hyperinflation. From 1922-1923, hyperinflation plagued Germany and helped fuel the eventual rise of Adolf Hitler. The following article about this national trauma has been translated from a special issue of SPIEGEL on the history of money.

You could say journalist Eugeni Xammar had a stroke of reporter's luck when the Barcelona daily La Veu de Catalunya sent him to Berlin in the fall of 1922, a pivotal moment in the country's history. In the months that followed, it was the most exciting place in the world to report from. Germany's financial structures collapsed, and the mark began its descent into near worthlessness. (...) >>>


The Captain's Comments: "The Looming Threat"

Sunday, August 09, 2009

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Genre: 'Jazz'

Contemporary Jazz has a new sound in Denver Colorado. " Fusion Juice ” is comprised of some of Denver's finest musicians. This quintet delivers groove oriented Jazz with an emphasis on smooth sexy guitar sounds. "We really felt that the time was right for a more guitar oriented Jazz group here in Denver" says Fusion Juice guitar man Jimmy Schoettle.

Playing original contemporary Jazz, plus wonderful interpretations of classic Jazz fusion hits, this group knows how to satisfy the soul. If you are tired of the same old sounding jazz, then sample Fusion Juice and see for yourself why it's the freshest sound in Denver Colorado.

The current line up for Denver's Hottest New Jazz Group includes Jimmy Schoettle on Guitar, Matt Brodie on Sax and Flute, Carl Sorenson on Keyboards, Scott Fitzgerald on Bass, and David Young on the Drums.

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