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Monday, February 7, 2011

Did Ya Know???

Did you know that Backwoods Home Magazine will take payment in silver?
We’ve been getting everything from shiny silver eagles to green silver dimes since we started taking silver coins for subscriptions and any other products we sell. Not as many people have taken advantage of the offer as I had hoped. The price of silver has been all over the place, but I think offering a subscription for a dollar in face value for silver quarters, or a single silver dollar, is a pretty good offer for us to stick with.
Very cool.  This is how I'll be renewing my subscription.

Did you know that we're saved?  Unemployment is down to 9%.  Green shoots a-plenty - Woo Hoo!

Tell that to the 300k people that have been unemployed for such a long period of time that they're no longer considered unemployed by our government.

Yeah.  About that...

Apparently, Uncle Ben Bernanke didn't get the "happy talk" memo, and had some downright negative things to say.
Until we see a sustained period of stronger job creation, we cannot consider the recovery to be truly established," he said.
No s&@t, Sherlock.  How 'bout you pass that little bit of wisdom along to the White House and the Government Scribes (the press corps)?

Did you know that the first lady is starting a new portion control push, aimed at restaurant?.  Gotta manage every part of our lives, right Michelle?

Don't let them eat cakeLook at the White House Super  Bowl menu.
- Bratwurst
- Kielbasa
- Cheeseburgers
- Deep Dish Pizza
- Buffalo Wings
- German Potato Salad
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- Snyders Potato Chips and Pretzels
- Chips and Dips
- Salad
- Ice Cream
Why isn't is all twigs, sticks and gluten-free biscuits?  Because some pigs are more equal than others.  The Elites apparently have the ability to moderate their own food intake, but need to step in and manage the rest of us poor, ignorant saps.
Did you know that yesterday was the first time in a week that the people in Egypt have been able to get money out of their banks?  Yeah, there was a week-long banker's holiday in Egypt.
Egyptian authorities opened some bank branches in the capital, Sunday, for the first time in a week, and customers lined up to withdraw money. But, the government ordered the banks to limit the size of withdrawals and limited opening hours.
Their stock market is still shut down after it cratered when the civil unrest first started.

How much cash do you have in case some natural disaster or civil unrest were to hit your hometown?

Do me a favor and take the Facebook quiz at the top of the page.  I'm trying to decide if it makes sense to incorporate this into my business.

I'm very sure that a social media tool such as Twitter is a waste of time, but I think Facebook might have a place.  Lemme know what you think.


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Andrea said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm...buffalo wings and cheeseburgers. How can I get invited to the 2012 WH Super Bowl party???

Anonymous said...

On the facebook issue. I choose not to be on facebook. To me it is like standing in a picture window in the nude. Too much is available to others and you cannot control it. Then you add the fact that most people get computer viruses and problems from facebook. It is the single site that provides over half the computer related problems.

Chief Instructor said...

Andrea, it DID sound like a tasty menu, didn't it? I just saw a Diners, Drive-in and Dives show last night that had this wings recipe that looked fantastic. I see wings in my future....

Anon, I signed up for a personal account, and just lied about the information I provided. I simply do not understand the overwhelming compulsion people have to write about how drunk they got, and the stupid crap they did while hammered and naked.

I need to look into the virus issue. I haven't heard anything about that. Thanks for the heads-up.

Dee in OK said...

I only use Facebook to follow my teenage nieces and nephews but use Twitter daily to get more honest news and survival info. It is a great resource for getting notifications of developing stories and think it will give me a 'heads up' when S is beginning to HTF.

Chief Instructor said...

Dee, my wife does that with FB to keep up with our nieces and nephews. It's amazing the stuff she finds out!

I'm interested in what you mentioned about Twitter. Who do you "listen" to? For instance, does one of the newspapers or TV stations you trust have regular tweets that send out news blurbs?