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Jul252011

Abigail Adams Purchases $3,164 Of U.S. Treasury Bonds In 1792 - Photo

A wealthy Abigail Adams purchased $3,164 of U.S. Treasury bonds in Massachusetts on August 21, 1792.  I found the photo with the following article...

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Iceland may ban MasterCard, Visa over WikiLeaks censorship

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/mastercard-visa-licenses-revoked-iceland-wikileaks/
Dec 13, 2010 at 4:55 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Did Democracy Cause the Recession That Led to the Constitution?

http://www.historycooperative.org/cgi-bin/justtop.cgi?act=justtop&url=http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/jah/92.2/holton.html

article is pretty decent...
Dec 13, 2010 at 4:55 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Exclusive: I ‘wined and dined’ NYT and WSJ for favorable coverage, health insurance whistleblower says

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/exclusive-wined-dined-nyt-wsj-favorable-coverage-health-insurance-whistleblower/
Dec 13, 2010 at 4:57 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
We Have a New College Debt Queen

After detailing college graduates with $97,000 and $120,000 in debt, I thought I had reached the peak of "bad ways to finance college." I was so, so wrong.

Here's the story of a young lady who has $200k in college debt (from an undergraduate degree alone.) Yikes! Her words:

The severity of my situation goes a bit deeper than "I owe this money, help me" - I am actually forced to live with my parents (forced = I am lucky! But...) as the monthly payments for just my private loans are currently $891 until Nov 2011 when they increase to $1600 per month for the following 20 years... attached is my payment plan. I also mentioned I have a job - which is great! And I probably have my college education to thank for that! Except there is still no way to make these monthly payments, and live on my own as a contributing member of society. Neither of my parents, nor I, really knew how this would pan out — unfortunately — and now that I'm here, I see no real light at the end of the tunnel.

http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2010/12/we-have-a-new-college-debt-queen.html
Dec 13, 2010 at 4:58 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
A sad day for Bilderberg and the Clintons...

Richard Holbrooke is Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan in the Obama administration and is positioned at the very apex of the CFR. He is a Trilateral Commission member and a virtual fixture at Bilderberg meetings.

God help us.
Dec 14, 2010 at 12:13 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Patmos
Goddamn. That's 210 dimes now. Carrying 3+ bricks when #79 is priced at $20 per troy ounce is heavy.
Jan 25, 2011 at 8:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Obama Obama Obama...

Half a century ago, when the Soviets beat us into space with the launch of a satellite called Sputnik, we had no idea how we'd beat them to the moon. The science wasn't there yet. NASA didn't even exist. But after investing in better research and education, we didn't just surpass the Soviets; we unleashed a wave of innovation that created new industries and millions of new jobs.

This is our generation's Sputnik moment.

Yawn.
Jan 25, 2011 at 9:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterNo Soup for You
We are a nation that says, "I might not have a lot of money, but I have this great idea for a new company. I might not come from a family of college graduates, but I will be the first to get my degree. I might not know those people in trouble, but I think I can help them, and I need to try. I'm not sure how we'll reach that better place beyond the horizon, but I know we'll get there. I know we will."

We do big things.

The idea of America endures. Our destiny remains our choice. And tonight, more than two centuries later, it is because of our people that our future is hopeful, our journey goes forward, and the state of our union is strong.

Thank you, God Bless You, and may God Bless the United States of America.
Jan 25, 2011 at 9:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterNo Soup for You
Sorry, nothing on the missing birth certificate.
Jan 25, 2011 at 9:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterNo Soup for You
I mean, you historical motherfuckers who buzz around here like lightning bugs help illuminate this dumbfuck: was or was not the $700B Treasury bailout necessary to prevent an unprecedented lizard attack?

(1). I'm retarded, so Yes!

(2) Fuck no.

This survey is being recorded to thin the herd.
Jan 25, 2011 at 9:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
I like #2.

Hi Gobie.
Jan 25, 2011 at 10:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
I like the way you think. I'll be keeping my on you.
Jan 25, 2011 at 11:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
I think the $700B Treasury bailout was an unprecedented lizard attack. (Slimy Wall Street and and even slimier govt. lizards.)
Jan 26, 2011 at 12:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterSagebrush
I will be the Great Pyr laying in the middle of the herd Cheyenne, you might have trouble seeing me till I move on the wolf.

I like wolves, they taste like chicken...
Jan 26, 2011 at 1:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Correspondence between John and Abigail Adams from the Mass. Historical society.

http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/aea/letter/

The HBO seiers John adams was outstanding....here is an educational link regarding Shays Revolt.

http://www.calliope.org/shays/shays2.html
Jan 26, 2011 at 8:17 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn

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