Category Archives: Out of the Past

Lincoln and the Bankers (April 12, 1861)

The bankers go to work to start the Civil War. With the Central Bank killed off, fractional reserve banking moved like a virus through numerous state chartered banks instead causing the instability this form of economics thrives on. When people … Continue reading

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Hoard of Roman Gold Found from the Last Days of Rome

There were more than 100 gold Roman coins discovered in a buried hoard in the Cressoni theatre in Como, north of Milan. What I have examined from the photographs supplied to me, is that this is a hoard from the … Continue reading

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Out of the Past…

Hmmmmm – not such a bad idea – huh?

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Confederate Inflation Rates (1861 – 1865)

The Chart attached below shows the Annualized Confederate Inflation Rate. The Annual Inflation Rates are calculated from information provided by the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee on the purchasing power of Confederate Notes. The table below shows the actual Confederate … Continue reading

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Mask of Dimitrios

“For money, some men will allow the innocent to hang. They will turn traitor… they will lie, cheat, steal and they will kill. They appear brilliant, charming and generous! But they are deadly! Such are men as Dimitrios.” Americans, living … Continue reading

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“Holy Grail” of Spanish Treasure Galleons Found Off Colombia

The San José went down in 1708 filled with gold, silver and gems now worth billions of dollars Ask a modern-day treasure hunter what ship they’d most want to find and many would say they’d give their right arm to … Continue reading

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32¢ on the Dollar and Getting Screwed Faaaaaast!

Originally published on the Federal Observer, April 21, 2009. Maybe it’s coming ’round again. ~ J.B. April 21, 2009 – You spend your entire adult life living life the right way. You buy a car on ‘time’, you pay your … Continue reading

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and “All that Jazz…



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