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To Quote Jim Rogers

Submitted by Roanman on Thu, 03/17/2016 - 17:18

 

 

 

The following are some charts taken from research done by the St. Louis Fed.

As always, click on any chart for a trip to the site from whence it came ..... probably.

 

 

     

 

The following charts were taken from research published by the New York Fed.

 

 

 

Interesting how it is that your "public four year colleges" have increased in cost so much more rapidly than both "private nonprofit" and "public two year colleges".

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. It's nearly impossible and for damn sure expensive to get student loans discharged via bankruptcy.

Just sayin'.

 

Michigan Primary Results

Submitted by Roanman on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 07:38

  

 Seemingly and despite protestations otherwise, most notably from Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, as far as the electorate in the state of Michigan is concerned, Donald Trump is fit to carry the conservative mantle. Particularly in Macomb County Michigan, home of the storied "Reagan Democrats".

On the other side, Bernie Sanders edged Hillary Clinton in a shocking upset as Hillary was holding huge, double digit leads across the board in pre-primary polling. 

From The New York Times, click on this little gear right here  for some very nicely done interactive maps for the raw numbers and percentages from each of Michigan's counties.

 

AWB

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 03/05/2016 - 17:38

 

Saturday night.

It's time to rock.

Performing live at Atlantic Records 40th Anniversery Concert.

This is Molly Duncan and Roger Ball, aka the Dundee Horns on saxaphones. Onnie McIntyre, wondering just when the hell are we going to start this thing, on guitar. Steve Farrone playing the drums. Alan Gorrie laying down the bass. And Hamish Stuart playing guitar while rocking a kilt like no other.

This is the Average White Band.

Pick Up The Pieces.

 

 

Today In History, Samuel Colt Receives Patent #138.

Submitted by Roanman on Thu, 02/25/2016 - 08:22

 

On February 25, 1836, Samuel Colt received US patent number 138, later changed to 9430X from the United States Patent Office for his 'revolving gun".

 

 

Colt's "revolver" featured a revolving cylinder with five or six bullets along with an innovative cocking device that was a marked improvement from the multiple barrel approach that had been the standard for the multiple shot weapons of the time. Colt's weapons became so popular that revolving pistols, regardless of manufacturer were referred to a Colts for many years.

Colt's interchanging parts systems were as innovative as the design of his weapon and allowed him to adopt production line manufacturing techniques that turned out an estimated 400,000 revolvers in the first 25 years of production.

 

As always, you can click on either image for a more complete telling of Samuel Colt's story.

 

Baby Name Tracker

Submitted by Roanman on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 06:39

 

Click on the chart below and take a quick trip over to Baby Name Wizard and check out the popularity of your name in America going back to the 1880s,

You can sign up for the additional free app, Baby Name Voyager, that explores trends in baby names in more detail.

I didn't, but maybe you should. There might be something there worth knowing that could come in handy at some cocktail party someday.

 

 

You never know.

 

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