The Bawl Mill
December 2008 by Staff• Taxpayers may be in double jeopardy?
• Don't ask; won't tell...
• By the numbers...
It may be no exaggeration at all to state that the past thirty days have seen a collection of headlines that could affect the world profoundly for years to come.
A while back I was given a very special opportunity to take my metal detector to one of the most famous gold mines in all of California, the Original Sixteen to One mine in Alleghany.
A recent hearing on federal plans to unlock oil shale reserves in the Intermountain West was packed by small-time speculators, some of whom questioned whether today’s technology would let them squeeze oil out of rock profitably.
At first, I tried to shift things around, but then a hand with a rock would appear, so I would stop trying to adjust my gear and grab the rock to keep things moving.
The Federal Reserve just reported that inflation exceeded their 2% target for the first time in five years and the University of Michigan reported their inflationary expectations have now risen to 2.7%.
• A breath of fresh air?
• Ay Carumba!
• Principal pours it on a little too thick...
Sometimes there are good mining claims on the market available to purchase, but there are also folks out there who are willing to take your money under false pretenses. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that these wolves in sheep’s clothing are few and far between.
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