Two dates are important for any discussion of fiat currency (currency which cannot be exchanged for precious metal). In 1964, the window to pay out silver for currency in the United States closed. In 1971, the window for exchanging gold for paper money closed. The currency we have now is a note – a promise that it will be worth something. When the value of paper money is directly related to gold or silver (in other words tied to it) there is a governor on the ability for government to “print money”. Without this governor, governments tend to overspend and finance it with paper notes which can’t be exchanged. There is a finite amount of gold and silver produced each year, and the government used to buy a finite amount of gold and silver each year. Now, without the gold or silver relationship, money can just be created and people use it because they have trust in the fiscal responsibility of government. This trust leads governments to inflate the currency. History shows that no fiat currency has ever survived. The course to its end seems to follow a common pattern. http://john000.hubpages.com/hub/Paper-Money-Not-Backed-By-Gold-and-Silver-Breeds-Less-Confidence
You know there are a lot of cold sore remedies. But what if you could try 23 home remedies based on popularity? This is a summary of an amateur statistical study on cold sores home remedies that came up with a ranking.
This article attempted to rate cold sore remedies based on the number of search engine entries on Google. The methodology had some limits, but the idea was to list remedies in ORDER so the reader would have a way to select what to try first. An assumption was made that popularity would somehow translate into effectiveness. The author doesn’t know whether this is true or not, but the results are interesting. Try reading:
With the news filled with information about the value of the dollar, inflation, and a “pending” collapse of the U.S. dollar, have you ever thought about how you could use precious metal to buy stuff? The last couple of years have been blockbusters for the West Point Mint working as fast as they can to keep up with the demand for silver eagles. In fact, there have been periods where sales have been suspended due to lack of available silver.
I ponder what conditions would be if folks found themselves required to use silver for buying everyday goods. There are a few issues related to that prospect. I tell the reader about the best silver coins for use instead of paper money, the contrast between gold coins, how a store might negotiate a sale done in silver, and topics of possible concern in this article about the future.
If hyper-inflation has been on your mind and the associated problems with paper money (fiat currency), this introduction to some of the problems and how you might want to navigate would be a super place to start to contemplate it.
LED, which stands for light emitting diode, is a concept whose time has come. An LED light bulb produces on 3% of the heat of an incandescent light bulb, and typically it uses less than 10% of the total electricity. So, as you can see, this type of bulb would contribute hugely to decreasing our use of power. That’s power to run power plants (oil, gas, coal).
The unit price of an LED bulb is about 10 times the cost of a CFL twist bulb (60 watt). It seems to be sticker shock which prevents people from purchasing LEDs as much as we would like. However there is a point to be made here as far as cost. Looking at this another way, the LED is actually less expensive. Over the course of 50,000 hours, the LED is actually cheaper! Use this comparison: LED $95.95, CFL $159.75, and incandescent bulb $652.50. Quite simply, one does not have to replace LEDs as often!
This article discusses how LEDs work, how an LED is constructed (with diagram), why LEDs use so much less energy, what average power savings are, and what is being done to try to bring down the cost even more. Try reading:
Recently I found myself in a quandary. I had ventured to SocialMonkee.com, an instant link building solution, and was reading how their program worked for submitting bookmarks. Part of the exercise was to view a video about how to work their spinner for creating multiple backlinks..
Now I don’t advocate necessarily using spinners, but there may be an Internet tip here for you if you intend to watch the instructional video on SocialMonkee.com. At this site you have a choice of joining for free and being able to submit a URL for distribution to 25 social book-marking sites per day. If you choose to get a premium membership, there is a fee which allows you to send a bookmark to 100 sites.
As you run the video, you will hear helpful advice from Colin Klinkert. Between the squiggly brackets for alternative words for spinning, there are dividers which separate the terms. These dividers are vertical lines. Note: vertical bars (also called verti-bar, vbar, stick, vertical line, vertical slash, or bar, poley, think colon, polon or divider line), not forward backslashes or the like. You need to use something like this | .
Now where on earth is that key? Thank goodness for Google.com. If you use “divider symbol on keyboard” for a search term, you will find out that the keys for this bar are not the same, necessarily, in the United Kingdom and North America. The United Kingdom uses two keys: a broken bar and a vertical bar. North America uses a broken bar on the keyboard nestled between the backspace key and the enter key. Even though it looks like a broken bar, when shifted, it comes out a vertical bar ( | ). This is the key you use to separate terms in the spinner.
For other keyboard (Apple or other countries) options, visit http://askville.amazon.com/type-vertical-bar-Mac-keyboard-AltGr-function/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=5286282
Hope this saves someone some time.
Thinking of joining a gold prospecting club? The purpose of this article is to give a new club member an idea of where to look for gold on a club claim. Usually when a new member goes on an outing to a club claim, they spend the first trip asking questions and practicing panning technique. If you would like to know some basics about where to look for the gold on a claim before your first outing, then you have come to the right place! Subjects covered include: Where at stream and river bends to find placer gold. What obstructions slow gold down, and where it drops. How to use your digging time efficiently. How to gather material near bedrock or false bedrock.\ How to sample for gold. The author encourages membership in prospecting clubs, at least in the beginning of the pursuit for placer gold. The article includes 7 photographs including one diagram which should be very useful. If you want to start prospecting, read this article. http://john000.hubpages.com/hub/Where-to-Find-Gold-if-You-are-a-Newbie-Gold-Prospecting-the-Best-Places-Using-Gold-Panning
Ever wondered why you feel so good in the lake area? http://john000.hubpages.com/hub/Why-Fishing-Promotes-Good-Health-Through-Relaxation explores the aspects of freshwater fishing that contribute to health.
Moisture-filled air and the lake cooling effect creates a relaxing atmosphere for your body.
You can watch the clouds and daydream. Why not daydream, it’s relaxing. The wind creates soothing sounds depending on whether you are at the lake shore or under the pines. Near a cottonwood tree? Listen to that special rustle the coin-shaped leaves make. You can buy a relaxation tape with recordings of the water lapping, but you can hear this at the lake for free. And then there is the smell of fresh vegetation. All of these things have been touted by homeopathic practitioners for years.
This article shows how a day at the lake can help reduce stress, a frequent contributor to disease. The author’s day in the White Mountains of Arizona develops the idea that a day at the lake is good medicine.