We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A European-style corporate state is typically ruled by a troika of large favored corporations, industrial and public employee unions, and long-time political insiders. Most definitely excluded from power are consumers, entrepreneurs, small businesses, younger workers without seniority, and taxpayers.
A "green" economy is a stifled economy -- and its environment suffers too. As for imperilling the fight against greenhouse gases, we can only hope that the fight against greenhouse gases is ended, suffocated, stopped because it is now known to be foolish.
2.5 gal/min per showerhead. Let me guess... Next they will tell us how many showerheads we can have in a shower. Then they'll have to tell us how big a tub we can have. Land of the FREE and home of the Brave??? There is no end to this, but then that's the idea.
Gold closed today @1340.70 an ounce.
1340.70 x16 =21,451.20 for a pound of gold.
21,451.20 x 2000 =42,902,400 million dollars.
Probably pocket change for the super rich, especially the people who live off the interest of their interest.
Hope my math is right.
You've also demonstrated that stealing gold in large dollar amounts is quite difficult. Even a million dollars worth of gold is 50 pounds, or a little less.
I understand that precious stones have a lot more value by weight than gold usually does.