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    Archive for April, 2011

    Saturday

    Saturday, April 30th, 2011

    Inflation Watch You want to feel inflation? Really, really feel it? Price toilet paper. It cost about 16 cents per 100 sheets back in 2007. Now it’s around 25 cents per 100 sheets. I’m not positive that I’m comparing the same quality of TP. We buy the premium stuff at Sam’s Club (“compare to Charmin [...]

    Friday

    Friday, April 29th, 2011

    BYCU Man, if I’m ever cool again, I’m going to buy a beverage refrigerator. Two of my neighbors have ‘em in their garage, but with seven kids, my garage is devoted to a regular fridge (with top freezer) and an extra freezer. I’m lucky to have three cold boxes, of course, but I am a [...]

    Thursday

    Thursday, April 28th, 2011

    Awkward Moments It’s a drag when you get sued for piracy. It’s a bigger bummer that it’s pornography, and even worst, it’s gay porn. But worst of all? The process server gives your Mom the paperwork. That’s just from the intro of this interesting piece about pornographers’ efforts to crack down on piracy. The pornographers [...]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

    Making Land “They ain’t makin’ more of it.” I hear that statement at least twice a year, usually when a client is buying real estate. I normally nod in sage agreement. Which has always been an ingenuous thing to do, since I agreed with the obvious observation. But then yesterday, Dan Bourdreaux pointed out that [...]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

    Catholic Arts and Letters Weekly Gasoline has significantly dropped in price. When priced in silver. Not a bad way to think about prices, according to the Founding Fathers . . . more>> Mainlining? Is that when heroin selling goes mainstream? No, but you can get it on Craigslist now. . . . more>> Afraid of [...]

    Monday

    Monday, April 25th, 2011

    Silver Update Regular readers must be shocked that I haven’t been blogging more about silver. The pale rider rode past $47 last week, which is $20 more per ounce than just last August. It’s turning into an alarming ride. Some in the industry say it has gone parabolic, though Jim Rogers (George Soros’ former partner) [...]

    Easter

    Sunday, April 24th, 2011

    “When the disciples saw the risen Christ, they beheld “him as a reality in the world, though no longer of it, respecting the order of the world, but Lord of its laws. To behold such reality was different and more than to see a tree or watch a man step through a doorway. To behold [...]

    Holy Saturday

    Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

    Nyssa, Tolkien, and Gibson By killing Jesus, Satan had swallowed God’s bait. He didn’t know he had swallowed the Godhead, thereby inviting Full Being into his fortress of nothingness and bringing about the ontological fall of his nothingness. In the words of St. Gregory of Nyssa: “The Godhead hid under the covering of our human [...]

    Good Friday

    Friday, April 22nd, 2011

    Holy Thursday

    Thursday, April 21st, 2011

    “[I]n the agony of Gethsemane the ultimate consequences of our sin had their hour. . . . God permitted his Son to taste the human agony of rejection and plunge towards the abyss. . . Gethsemane was the hour in which Jesus’ human heart and mind experienced the ultimate odium of the sin he was [...]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

    Lethal Occupation and Other The fatal-accident rate for fishermen and related fishing workers is 200 per 100,000 full-time workers . . . compared with a rate of 13.1 for police and 4.4 for firefighters. Farming is also more dangerous: 38.5 fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 full-time workers. Source: Bottom Line Personal, April 15, 2011, p. [...]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

    Miscellany I’m wiped out with allergies (or a cold), so just a few quick things today: If you missed it, Standard & Poors has threatened to cut the U.S. AAA debt rating. Link. That’s huge. I gotta believe the Capitol building was humming with the news, and I assume more than a few calls were [...]

     


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