Strategic Allocation of Coin Inventories

The Federal Reserve is working on several fronts to mitigate the effects of low coin inventories. This includes managing the allocation of existing Fed inventories, working with the Mint, as issuing authority, to minimize coin supply constraints and maximize coin production capacity, and encouraging depository institutions to order only the coin they need to meet near‐term customer demand. Depository institutions also can help replenish inventories by removing barriers to consumer deposits of loose and rolled coins. Although the Federal Reserve is confident that the coin inventory issues will resolve once the economy opens more broadly and the coin supply chain returns to normal circulation patterns, we recognize that these measures alone will not be enough to resolve near‐term issues.

Source: Strategic Allocation of Coin Inventories

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Maybe my horde of nickels might command a premium now?


“This Is Just F–king Unbelievable!”: Bankrupt Hertz Is a Pandemic Zombie | Vanity Fair

In a company in the midst of coronavirus-caused bankruptcy, where stockholders are likely to be wiped out, there are weird signs of life—worthless stock ticking up, an equity offering. But betting on an undead company is a very bad idea.

Source: “This Is Just F–king Unbelievable!”: Bankrupt Hertz Is a Pandemic Zombie | Vanity Fair

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“It’s one thing for speculators to speculate before the existing Hertz shares get delisted, which the New York Stock Exchange has ordered … It’s quite another for the debtor—Hertz—to take advantage of its own badly misinformed shareholders by attempting to sell them new equity, knowing for sure that stockholders will get wiped out after a plan of reorganization is agreed to, leaving them with nary a sou. It’s easily one of the more cynical financial ploys to come along in a season filled with cynical financial ploys. (And Hertz even admits in its prospectus that the investors in the offering could get wiped out in the bankruptcy.)” Vanity Fair: ‘This Is Just F–king Unbelievable!: Bankrupt Hertz Is a Pandemic Zombie.

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This is dirty pool!


LIBERTARIAN: Statue-toppling, right and wrong – The Boston Globe

How should we decide when it’s appropriate to remove a statue or monument to some person from a public place of honor? I argue for a two-part test: (1) Was that person honored for unworthy or indecent behavior? (2) Is that person known today primarily for unworthy or indecent behavior? When the answer to both is no, the statue or monument should stay.

By that test, every memorial that glorifies leaders and generals of the Confederacy should be hauled away. The cause for which they struggled was the vilest cause in American history: the perpetuation of African slavery. They were extolled because they went to war in defense of human bondage.

Source: Statue-toppling, right and wrong – The Boston Globe

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With all due respect to a great columnist (IMHO), I disagree.

The War of Northern Aggression was not a “civil war” (i.e., a fight between two factions to control the “country”).

It also was not about slavery.  It was about tariffs being imposed to benefit the Northern States at the expense of the Southern States. 

At a deeper philosophical level, it was about “American nationalism” as opposed to the American republic.

Sorry but this war was a “Second American Revolution” that was the end of the American republic.

So sad that we are on the road to ruin that we were put on when George Washington and the first Congress violated the Constitution as it was “sold” to the various People of the States.  If they had been smarter, the Dead Old White Guys would have never approved the Constitution.



Black Lives Matter supporter carries ‘far-Right’ protester at London Waterloo station | Daily Mail Online

A man identified as a far-right protester has been carried to safety from protestors as animosity was briefly set aside on a day of clashes in London between rival groups and police.

Following violent clashes in Trafalgar Square, Black Lives Matter protestors and some counter protestors headed over the River Thames towards Waterloo Station.

Source: Black Lives Matter supporter carries ‘far-Right’ protester at London Waterloo station | Daily Mail Online

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We need to punish the violent and reward the peacemakers like this person.

We need more peace!


Streaming Is Laying Bare How Big ISPs, Big Tech, and Big Media Work Together Against Users

HBO Max is incredible. Not because it is good, but because of how many problems with the media landscape it epitomizes. If you ever had trouble seeing where monopoly, net neutrality, and technology intertwine, well then thanks, I guess, to AT&T for its achievement in HBO Max.

Source: Streaming Is Laying Bare How Big ISPs, Big Tech, and Big Media Work Together Against Users

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This lack of choice means that there is no reason for AT&T or any of the other large ISPs to have a better quality product or better customer service. They know we will pay because in 2020, nearly all of us need Internet access at home. Any Internet service will sell just fine, and it’s more lucrative, in the short term, for ISPs to offer slow, expensive Internet than fast, good Internet.

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Sounds like the Gooferment “anti-trust” folks are in the hip pocket of Big Tech.  And, “We, The Sheeple” get screwed.


POLITICAL: Wonder where they intelligence is

The Brion McClanahan Show Episode 315: The Third American Revolution?
Jun 11, 2020

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The stupid files increase daily. I almost don’t know where to begin.

Perhaps we should start with General David Petraeus. No one would call the philandering former CIA director an idiot. Corrupt, perhaps, but not an idiot.

Except maybe he is. Consider this stupid piece he wrote for The Atlantic on June 9: “Take the Confederate Names Off Our Army Bases.”

Petraeus didn’t know that Ft. Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina was named for Andrew Jackson, not Thomas J. Jackson.

That’s right. An army four star general (with a Ph.D) was not aware of the history of a major army military installation, but we should listen to this guy, right?

Stupid. But maybe we shouldn’t expect much more from a man who handed classified information to his paramour.

His piece is typical virtue signaling nonsense sprinkled with Yankee Self-Righteous Delusional Disorder and topped with a bit of neoconservative Union worship.

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I can’t believe the STUPIDITY that abounds in the Leftist “deep state”!


NEWJERSEY: His Royal Majesty Murphy’s diktats kill — figuratively and literally

“As a state, during Covid19, one of the great failures is that we lifted up corporations while crushing mom and pops, picking winners and losers – that is unacceptable.” – Senator Vin Gopal in a Facebook post on Asbury Park’s ordinance to allow indoor dining on Monday in defiance of the Governor’s executive order

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I wonder how many post, clubs, and fraternal organizations who run small bar have been put out of business by His Royal Majesty Murphy’s diktats.

If “We, The Sheeple” don’t toss him out of office in the next election, then there is no hope and the name should be changed to the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee!


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: HCA Healthcare needs a “wake up” call

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The NYT: The American health system in one lede. “HCA Healthcare is one of the world’s wealthiest hospital chains. It earned more than $7 billion in profits over the past two years. It is worth $36 billion. It paid its chief executive $26 million in 2019. But as the coronavirus swept the country, employees at HCA repeatedly complained that the company was not providing adequate protective gear to nurses, medical technicians and cleaning staff. Last month, HCA executives warned that they would lay off thousands of nurses if they didn’t agree to wage freezes and other concessions. A few weeks earlier, HCA had received about $1 billion in bailout funds from the federal government, part of an effort to stabilize hospitals during the pandemic.”

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Sounds like there should be a “clawback”!


Liberty Must Survive in Good Times and Bad Times, by Sean Gangol

We have a series of cases where governors and local officials have violated the First Amendment rights of church goers. In Kentucky we have seen the police record the license plate numbers of those who chose to attend Easter sermons. In Mississippi, the local police decided to disrupt church services that were delivered to a congregation that never left their cars. Recently, the mayor of Chicago authorized a full-scale raid against a black church that was holding services in her city. Sadly, it’s not just church goers that have had their rights violated. In Colorado there was a father who found himself handcuffed by the police for breaking social distancing rules when he played catch with his own daughter in the park. Yeah, you read that correctly, his own daughter. Even in my hometown of Houston you have Lina Hidalgo, the Judge of Harris County who is so overzealous that she needs to be consistently reminded by Governor Abbot and the higher courts that she doesn’t have the authority to release criminal inmates onto the streets, fine people for not wearing masks in public or single handedly passing a voting by mail initiative. In Dallas Abbot had to intervene when Dallas officials wanted to put a salon owner in jail for seven days for opening her shop a week before all hair grooming businesses were allowed to reopen in Texas. I do feel lucky living in a state that has a Governor and higher courts with enough sense to keep overzealous officials in their place.

Source: Liberty Must Survive in Good Times and Bad Times, by Sean Gangol

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Guess we can just scrap that pesky old First Amendment and move on to completely eliminating the Second one.

Then, the elite can start planning the trains to the camps!

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn


Hobby Lobby closing all stores, issuing mass furloughs

In a statement posted on the company website on Friday afternoon, Hobby Lobby announced it will furlough “nearly all store employees” without pay and “is ending emergency leave pay and suspending use of company provided paid time off benefits and vacation.”

Source: Hobby Lobby closing all stores, issuing mass furloughs

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I foresee a lot of lawsuits and Gooferment regulatory action.


Elmer Fudd stripped of rifle in new Looney Tunes cartoon series

Fudd, known for his own catchphrase, “Shhh. Be vewy, vewy quiet. I’m hunting wabbits,” gets outsmarted by Bugs at every turn, even though he’s always had his trusty shotgun at his side — until now.“

We’re not doing guns,” Peter Browngardt, executive producer of the new series, told the New York Times. “But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All of that was kind of grandfathered in.”

Source: Elmer Fudd stripped of rifle in new Looney Tunes cartoon series

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Can’t come up with an original idea so then they revise it to make it “politically correct”.  Argh!


Two Genetically Identical Twins Separately Ate Vegan And Meat-Heavy Diets For 12 Weeks, Then Compared Their Results

Einstein famously talked about a “twin paradox,” where one identical twin gets sent out into space in a high-speed rocket, and the other remains on Earth. In the experiment, due to spatial relativity, the Earth twin would age more.

Source: Two Genetically Identical Twins Separately Ate Vegan And Meat-Heavy Diets For 12 Weeks, Then Compared Their Results

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Interesting comparison over a short time.

I’m convinced plant-based is the way to go.

Now if I just could do it!


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Handicap parking

Anyone else annoyed with handicap-parking abuse?

I see perfectly fine “weightlifters” with “handicapped” placards. Big Ford 250s with “handicapped” plates. And one neighbor with a placard for each of her three cars.

Have the police ever wrote a ticket for this type of abuse?

My suggestion is to put the eligible person’s picture on the placard. Then the Usurpers could be easily detected.

As a little L libertarian, without the Gooferment this abide would be-non-existent. But how could the Gooferment signal its “compassion”?


Another top general slams Donald Trump: Former chairman of the joint chiefs Martin Dempsey | Daily Mail Online

‘The idea that the military would be called in to dominate and to suppress what, for the most part, were peaceful protests — admittedly, where some had opportunistically turned them violent — and that the military would somehow come in and calm that situation was very dangerous to me,’ he added.

Source: Another top general slams Donald Trump: Former chairman of the joint chiefs Martin Dempsey | Daily Mail Online

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Well this seems to be getting out of control.  In our Constitutional republic, the State governors have the responsibility to maintain the peace.  DJT45 may have overstepped his bounds.


Coronavirus IS man-made,says ex-head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove | Daily Mail Online

Ex-MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove said he believes that Covid-19 is man-madeHe cited an ‘important’ report which claims virus was manufactured in a lab Believes China could be forced to pay ‘reparations’ to the rest of the world

Source: Coronavirus IS man-made,says ex-head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove | Daily Mail Online

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Sounds like a reasonable assertion!


NEWJERSEY: N.J. Borrowing Bill Could Lead to Statewide Property Tax Surcharges | Lavallette-Seaside Shorebeat

“Just when you thought you heard everything,” said Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-Monmouth), the bill “would allow the state to borrow five billion dollars without voter approval that would add a statewide surcharge to everyone’s property tax bill.”

Source: N.J. Borrowing Bill Could Lead to Statewide Property Tax Surcharges | Lavallette-Seaside Shorebeat

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Sorry, but the borrowing must stop.  The spending must be cut!  The Labor Unions, especially the Teachers Union, have a stranglehold on the legislator.


ECONOMICS: We May Be Heading Towards a Post-Dollar World

This is providing a massive amount of new dollars to bid for goods and services in the U.S. that suggests very strong price inflation ahead. In addition, these dollars, in addition to the dollars directly provided overseas, will also put downward pressure on the greenback on foreign exchange markets that will provide even more incentive for many global actors to ditch the dollar as the reserve currency. If the move away from the dollar picks up steam, the end of the dollar as a reserve currency may not be far behind.

Source: We May Be Heading Towards a Post-Dollar World

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Where will all those new “dollars” go if NOT into higher consumer prices (i.e., more “dollars” chasing fewer consumer goods)?


Spadea to Trump: Let’s reject ‘new normal’

I had the honor of speaking with the President of the United States recently as he called into our morning show.

Source: Spadea to Trump: Let’s reject ‘new normal’

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Bill is adamant that the whole WuFlu crap (i.e., masks, social distancing, closed business, etc.).  Not that there isn’t a virus, but he urges us to back out the nursing home deaths (which may have been due to Gooferment policies).  It’s no worse that the flu.

He’s also pointing out the hypocrisy of Cuomo / Murphy acceptance of “no social distancing” at protests or rioting.

It’s all a farce to take away our freedoms.


New York couple attacked by looters who tried to destroy store | Daily Mail Online

Madison and Bret Mavity, of Rochester, New York, were attacked by a group of looters damaging a businessAt least five men were reportedly attempting to break into a jewelry store on Saturday Madison came downstairs from her apartment to stop the men, but was instead attacked Looters beat Madison and her husband before fleeing the sceneThe couple both sustained injuries from the altercation including a concussion Tensions have skyrocketed amid protests for George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody last week

Source: New York couple attacked by looters who tried to destroy store | Daily Mail Online

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Clearly if you are going face to face with “protesters” to protect your life and property, then you better have a “force multiplier” (aka a GUN!) to even the sides.

Personally, I’d use a shotgun with a 1911 as my backup.

Also, if you’re going to do this, you must be prepared to kill or be kill.

When you draw your weapon or take aim, you must be prepared to fire and accept the consequences.  No hesitation; no second thoughts.  Just remember your training.

If you shoot, shut up until you talk to your CRIMINAL defense lawyer.

And, hope I get on your jury.

Remember “better judged by 12 than carried by 6”!


“It’s all Bullsh*t” – 3 Leaks that Sink the Covid Narrative – OffGuardian

Evidence is piling up that the people in charge knew, from the very beginning, that the virus was not dangerous.
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It seems the truth about the WuFlu eludes us. Why?


LIBERTARIAN: In a pandemic, no one wants to touch it. Why cash has become the new Typhoid Mary

While many hail the shift to a cashless economy, others say that it raises equity concerns, because the poorest Americans have no access to digital alternatives. Much of the world, led by Scandinavia and Japan, has moved to assure virtually their entire populations have access to online payments. China introduced a digital currency this spring in four cities, paving the way to its becoming perhaps the world’s first cashless society.

Source: In a pandemic, no one wants to touch it. Why cash has become the new Typhoid Mary

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As a little L libertarian, I don’t like the Gooferment knowing EVERYTHING!


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Let the patients and doctors decide, not politicians and bureaucrats

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For today, let me share with you part of an email I received from an emergency room physician who reads my newsletter. He has given me permission to share it with you, but with his name withheld:

I am a full-time practicing board-certified emergency room physician certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) — which is the real deal, not one of those “other” board-certified institutions. I have an Ivy League undergraduate degree in biochemistry, and my medical degree is from the NYU school of medicine. I have practiced medicine in urban Chicago, Boston and Quincy, Massachusetts, and for the last 19 years in Florida. I don’t mean to brag, but for what it’s worth I have seen a thing or two that most people rarely deal with when it comes to health issues….

[The coronavirus] is a real virus with real consequences, including death. I have taken care of a few young people who required hospitalization, one of whom was deathly ill and may have died. (She was transferred to a tertiary care facility, a higher level of care hospital that has more sub-specialists than at my hospital, which is a community hospital. When she was transferred I lost follow-up on her.) However, I typically will see one or two younger people who become seriously ill with every flu season, and I have seen the occasional death….

The consequences of the lockdown and the over-hyped fear that the MSM has instilled in the public are atrocious, worse than the War on Terror. In your podcast episode today (#1661), entitled “The Lockdowns and Those Millions of Lives,” you mentioned that treatments of emergency stroke patients are down 40%.

I cannot emphasize enough how devastating this fact alone is. I can honestly say that during every shift I have worked in the emergency room for the month of May, I have seen stroke patients who should have come in earlier for potentially brain-saving emergency treatment. Because these patients finally present many hours if not days later because of the fear of catching coronavirus, their chances of recovery are greatly diminished — to essentially zero. While coronavirus will pass, these patients will live with a disability for the rest of their lives. They and their families were robbed.

There are other real consequences that are just as terrible. An emergency physician like myself will typically see one or two cardiac arrest patients a week — the vast majority in people over 70 if not even older, mostly with underlying heart disease. Yet I have seen in March and in early April mostly younger men in their 50s and early 60s present in cardiac arrest. After any attempt at resuscitation, I always speak with the family to get more details, and in every circumstance I was told by the patient’s wife or partner that the patient was extremely stressed about not being able to work and provide for his family. Now the breadwinner is dead, and the family is left in mourning and without the means to support themselves.

I have also seen at least twice as many suicide attempts and also 2 to 3 times as many drug overdoses as I see in a 1-2 month period. These are the tragedies that are not counted by our wise overlords who need to protect us from ourselves with these politically face-saving lockdowns. I haven’t even mentioned the cancer patients, some of whom need time-sensitive operations let alone chemotherapy — and some of these patients, because of their compromised immune status, are at high risk of catching coronavirus, but the point is to let the patients and doctors decide, not politicians in state capitals.

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Seems OBVIOUS to me.

People have to decide what risks they want to take.


As much as I want a haircut, I’m not willing to risk my life.


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Lockdown was unnecessary, this country now admits

That the lockdowns were unnecessary.It turns out that the virus was already on the decline when the lockdowns were ordered, and it was not spreading nearly as fast as the most extreme numbers — on the basis of which the lockdowns were implemented — suggested it was:”It looks as if the effective reproduction rate had already dropped to around 1.1 [and not 2 or 3, as a frightened public was being told] when the most comprehensive measures were implemented on 12 March, and that there would not be much to push it down below 1…. We have seen in retrospect that the infection was on its way down.”

Source: Lockdown was unnecessary, this country now admits

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What a surprise!  Another example of the Gooferment in “action”!


VETERANS: can’t decide what risks they-want to take

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politicians and bureaucrats decide what we can and can’t do.

that’s just not right!


FUN: ​”​Men with long ring fingers are less likely to die from the coronavirus: study​”​

​”​Men with long ring fingers are less likely to die from the coronavirus: study​”​

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​Nice to know if I get the WuFlu, it’ll be mild. 


Makes a much sense as anything else we’ve heard from the “experts”!​


Japan may have beaten Coronavirus without lockdowns or mass testing. But how?

No restrictions were placed on residents’ movements, and businesses from restaurants to hairdressers stayed open. No high-tech apps that tracked people’s movements were deployed. The country doesn’t have a center for disease control. And even as nations were exhorted to “test, test, test,” Japan has tested just 0.2% of its population — one of the lowest rates among developed countries.

Yet the curve has been flattened, with deaths well below 1,000, by far the fewest among the Group of Seven developed nations. In Tokyo, its dense center, cases have dropped to single digits on most days. While the possibility of a more severe second wave of infection is ever-present, Japan has entered and is set to leave its emergency in just weeks, with the status lifted already for most of the country and Tokyo and the remaining four other regions set to exit Monday.

Source: Japan may have beaten Coronavirus without lockdowns or mass testing. But how?

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Why was Japan different?