Yo spliter... and a HAPPY THANKGIVING DAY to you too... and everybody else, especially the unhappy people and those that can't afford to have a traditional celebration.
Those gold bars look like they're 1000 oz. bars because it looks like that's what is stamped on them. But I'm not sure from that picture. They might be 100 oz. bars judging from their size next to her hand. How many are you going to buy? I like to stick to the one oz. sizes in both coins and bars. At the price that Citibank says they're going to be worth, it wouldn't take many of them to buy a new car. Depending on how much you want to spend on a new car will determine how many you need at today's price. Gold will keep up with the price changes in whatever you buy.
QWAK,Thought you may injoy reading this. :) --------------------------- THANKSGIVING Greetings by Dr Aubie Baltin
At this time of the year when most of us have a great deal to be thankful for let us all say a small prayer for those who have not been so fortunate.
Allow me also to repeat a few little-known details about the Pilgrims who first came to the New World to found our great country. The history books have it right, for a change, in describing the Pilgrim's first harvest in 1620 as being very meager, followed by a miserable winter. It's also true that help from nearby Native Americans made for a better harvest in 1621, which led the Pilgrims to celebrate that first Thanksgiving Feast we all learned about as children AND STILL CELEBRATE TODAY.
Yet here's the little-known part of the story: The harvest in 1622 was another failure, to the point that the remaining Pilgrims faced starvation. Why? Because during their first three years, these Pilgrims practiced "farming in common." Or better known as “Socialism”. They were idealist and believed in equality. Each according to his need not according to his deed. The farmland belonged to the colony, and so did all the food; Portions were rationed out, “each according to their need.”
Things got so bad, that in the spring of 1623 the Pilgrims made a drastic change. They allocated individual plots of land to each of the families and members of the colony to own outright. In turn the owners were then individually responsible for their property and for what it reaped. Hopefully you know or can guess the outcome of their experiment in private property, private ownership and individual responsibility, also known as Capitalism. The harvest in 1623 was abundantly plentiful and that was the actual year when the Pilgrims themselves set aside a day of Thanksgiving to God. In a few short years the colony became very prosperous and produced in great abundance; way beyond their own needs, and were thus equipped and in position to begin trading the surplus. They considered it to be miraculous. With the benefit of hindsight, what they had discovered was the miraculous benefits of private ownership and free markets. They were without realizing it following God’s way.
This is the one time during the year when we should reflect on God’s greatest gift to mankind and that is free choice, FREEDOM is the only thing that creates wealth for the common man and it’s only through FREE MARKET principles can we solve our most pressing problems. At this time of the year, perhaps we might also reflect on God’s Covenant with Abraham whereby we were given the obligation of spreading GODS WORD through out the world of, Individual Freedom Individual Responsibility and Individual charity. SPREADING FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING ------------------------ the DUCK
QWAK,J4D, -- I think a DYSLEXIC pilgrum messed up NAMING the day and got it BACKWARDS.:)
Should have read "GIVING-THANKS-DAY" -- the thanks is always NICE;) but we should accent the GIVING for maxium potential from the KARMA stand point for indiviguals and groups even NATIONS!
The GIVING -- sets up a POSITIVE ENERGY feed back loop,the THANKS is just frosting on the cake that is shared.;)
Giving MORE than one TAKES is similar to SAVINGS in that savings GROW and are there when you need them especialy in hard times.
GIVING MORE is how true WELTH and PROSPARITY are created and provided for the FUTURE needs of the comunity.
Doing as little as posable for as much as one can GET is the TRUE cause of POVERTY and FAILURE!
One can call it GREED or the lack of concern for others but mostly I believe it is FEAR and INSECURITY projected out in action and words -- a SADNESS that lowers the ENERGY VIBRATION and invites BLACKNESS ware there should be BRITE LIGHT and HAPPYNESS! :)
But what do I know? I'm just a DUCK and I ponder a lot.;)