[ Ed. note – Lately RT has been featuring on its website an ongoing retrospective on the 1917 Russian Revolution. This of course was a momentous event in history, and the way RT has chosen to mark it is kind of creative. With each new day they publish a “news story” on events of a hundred years ago, though the story is written in such a way as to make it seem as if the events are happening in the present.
New York–The Federal Reserve today held a press conference to issue an appeal for suppliers of thin air.
“We at the Fed are alarmed that we are running short on the very valuable commodity used to issue our notes, thin air,” said Fed Chair Janet Yellen. She continued, “We first noticed that our supplies of thin air were running dangerously low prior to the General election, but chose to not bring up this emergency so as not to influence the voters, but we are now approaching emergency status, with our supplies of thin air getting precariously low to successfully operate.”
[ Ed. note – I certainly would not describe myself as a Republican. I think both parties, Republican and Democrat, are rotten to the core and have sold out the people of this country, but it is rather curious that the overwhelming majority of supporters of Rand Paul’s bill requiring an audit of the Federal Reserve (see a full list of co-sponsors here ) are Republicans, while the overwhelming majority of those who voted against it were Democrats. Paul introduced the bill last year. It came up for a preliminary vote in the Senate today. The legislation failed to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a Democratic filibuster. The vote tally was 53 ayes-44 nays. Bernie Sanders voted with the Republicans. Ted Cruz did not show up to vote at all. The “hope and change” Obama administration and the Federal Reserve itself were on the same side–both opposed the legislation. ]
I normally don’t post much on the subject of economics. I’m not an economist and I don’t know a whole lot about the subject, and am more than happy to leave the topic for others more knowledgeable than I.
Controversy has hit a school near Leipzig, Germany where an entire 9th grade class is reportedly under investigation for openly displaying respect for Adolph Hitler and posting photos of themselves giving Nazi salutes and what-not on social media.
A thoroughly evil and sinister institution, one that has been a curse upon the American people ever since it came into being, was given birth exactly 100 years ago today.