Monday, February 28, 2011

America's final WWI Veteran passes away

As the title says, our last surviving WWI veteran, Frank Buckles, has passed away at 110 years old.

These Americans, alongside our allies, risked (and many gave) their lives, to defend not only America and our freedoms, but the freedoms of  Europe and other parts of the world. As Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) said:

 "It is a worthy thing to fight for one's freedom; it is another sight finer to fight for another man's."
Thank you Mr. Buckles, for your service to our country, and may your life and the life of your fellow soldiers and sailors who served alongside you, be an example for new and future generations of Americans.

Buckles' family asks that donations be made to the National World War I Legacy Project to honor Frank Buckles and the 4,734,991 Americans that he served with during World War I. Details can be found at:

<moment of silence>

Friday, February 25, 2011

A great Reagan Quote

Just thought I'd post one of my favorite Reagan quotes, regarding government and the economy:

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

More snow in the midwest last night... I blame global warming.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chicago on it's last leg.

Yup, those half-wits in that city have finally outdone themselves... they elected Rahm Emanuel as Mayor, by a large margin.

That would be like California voting for a foreign actor married to a Kennedy, but running as Republican, as Governor then wondering why their state is double digit billions of dollars in the hole. It just won't happen, the people are too smart. Oh, wait... nevermind.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Another argument for nickels!

Been busy, so haven't posted lately.

On one of the forums I frequent, the discussion about investing in nickels has come up again (as it does from time to time).

The argument in favor of buying up nickels, is that while only being worth 5 cents face value, based on todays melt value at they put nickels at a worth of 7.2 cents per nickel.

If history is any indicator of things to come, the US Mint may soon do to nickels what they did to old silver dimes and quarters - changed to some worthless or "worth less" base metal, to save money and cost. In the case of silver dimes and quarters, you rarely find one in circulation today (this change happened in 1964). Pennies went from being 95% copper (1982 and older) to the zinc clad slugs we don't bother picking up or even putting in a change jar today.