Well another day, another week. World news today, NPR reported today that food stamps can now be used for organic food at farmers markets across the nation. So, how is it that middle class folk like myself can't afford to grocery shop there but the poor can? We can still eat ground beef and oatmeal. Stay tuned
A favorite writer of mine commented today on a rare coin dealer that can't deliver silver eagles due to the large run-up in demand for the precious metal. Well have no fear silver is still trading at 13.50 an ounce but I can smell 50.00.
According to a recent CBS News/New York Times poll, Americans' views on the general state of the country have hit an all-time low, with 81% saying the prospects for the United States are declining - the worst-ever number for this barometer
Another great tidbit from my Canadian brethren, Air Canada Jazz announced today the are removing life vests from their flights to aid in reduction of fuel costs. Heck let's not worry about human lives they can float on their seat cushions!! I'll just bring my own strobe light and whistle. Hey I wonder if I'll get a discount?
Well the good news is Hurricane Gustav is rippin thru Haiti, might make it to the Gulf of Mexico and ........ well mess or miss the oil rigs and I'll still be able to by gas at Costco for 3.53 a gallon/ Oh yeah I almost forgot Fannie had a great debt auction today it was hugely successful, HMMM I wonder if they raise their dividend>