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Dear Elaine.
Please come to Ron Pauls Freedom March, and rally in D.C. on July 12th. You should be a key speaker! G.Edward Griffin and Ron Paul will give speeches, as well as Naomi wolf. Iam going with my girlfriend to try and stand up for freedom. Its all we have, and its fading so fast. I love your writing. Can't go a day without reading it. You rule. Thanks so much.

Buffalo Ken

there are no golden hordes...they are only imaganiary....silver, now -- there might be something there....

Something all can appreciate...

Buffalo Ken

hey cromwell, may you burn ..........


Buffalo Ken

hey - nothing is fading so fast. If it is fading it is only in your imagination.


The People Choose.

Buffalo Ken

This thread is like so many threads. They go where they will.

Threads and string though...I think they have attributes. Like thickness. Or even something else.

String theory. So many dimensions. Probably because of algebra which confused us from geometry. Geometry is where the answers lie. Seems as such to me.

To my splil-brain buffalo happening charlotte-living, everybody loving foolsish self.



Buffalo Ken

OK, truly signing off for awhile.

This thread and others.

I'll do my best.

Elaine Meinel Supkis

Ralph, I would love to be there but can't afford to go right now. Had to spend a fortune fixing my teeth this summer when one of the molars decided to take a hike.


Carl Barks, Scrooge McDuck's creator, was born in 1901 and died in 2000. McDuck was enraged by paid a US dime and was inspired by it to make wealth (hoard gold). I guess he remembers what it used to be when gold was a legal tender in the US;)


The brilliant, blunt head of the Reserve Bank of Australia between 1949-1968, Dr H.C. Coombs, famously recalled that, when he was trying to explain the complexities of central banking to a friend, the friend replied:

"Come the revolution, you will be hanged as high as the rest, but as they bear you off to the nearest lamp post, you will be crying plaintively, 'But I am a CENTRAL banker.'"

A CENTRAL banker. A CENTRAL banker.

Isn't that quote hilarious?

Elaine Meinel Supkis

I should have looked up the creator of Scrooge McDuck. He certainly had quite an eye for details. This is why, despite the cartoon looking 'typical Disney' Scrooge, himself, has a darker side, a shrewdness that is rather astonishing behind the Disney foolish smiling faces. Very similar to all the Evil Queens and Evil Stepmothers who also have rich, interesting faces that are not vacuous but rather, full of cunning and malice.




Elaine Meinel Supkis

Thanks, GK. Love all those occult, secret meetings.

hakan with the reindeer

Elaine, there are a lot of reading in the FED archives just like you said.
Look at this:
"Remarks by Chairman Alan Greenspan
December 19, 2002

Although the gold standard could hardly be portrayed as having produced a period of price tranquility, it was the case that the price level in 1929 was not much different, on net, from what it had been in 1800. But, in the two decades following the abandonment of the gold standard in 1933, the consumer price index in the United States nearly doubled. And, in the four decades after that, prices quintupled. Monetary policy, unleashed from the constraint of domestic gold convertibility, had allowed a persistent overissuance of money. As recently as a decade ago, central bankers, having witnessed more than a half-century of chronic inflation, appeared to confirm that a fiat currency was inherently subject to excess."


That is what Alal G said only 6 years ago.


Carl Barks is very, very popular here in the Netherlands, Germany and the Nordic states. When I grew up I was a huge fan and even learned German in order to be able to read "die Lustigen Taschenbucher". Many of those were never translated to Dutch, but were in German.

You really should read the first series of stories that Barks made on the Scrooge character. They are truly great. In one of them, created ±1950, he explains inflation with the following story:

Scrooge has a farm and his famous money-bin. A tornado blows his money-bin apart and distributes all his money around Duckburg. Everybody running around…Ï’m rich !”. Srooge stays cool and says he will get it all back. In the mean time all the shops and businesses in Duckburg close and have signs like :”Closed due to world journey”. When all the newly enriched Duckburgers get hungry, the end up at Scrooges farm and line up to buy his produces. Signs at the farm state prices like: 2 eggs one million, etc.

Great story and made me understand inflation at age 6.

Elaine Meinel Supkis

Yes, I remember that story. I have read the series for much of my childhood. This is why I chose the Lustige Tagebuch for reading material. I had to be able to talk about money in German back then when banking, working, etc.

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