Started teaching again last week as a long term substitute. Picking up classes in mid stream isn't as easy as one might think, but the gears are meshing pretty well now, so hopefully I can take up writing and my beloved reading again.
To keep me posting, I might throw out a little bit of ridiculous news just to show how stupid people can be when given power. Today's example comes from North Carolina, where the federal government has convicted a man of domestic terrorism.
What did this man do? Bomb a building? Threaten the President?
Nope. He minted his own silver coins. Not counterfeits, just his own personal currency. Coins that were accepted by 70 businesses.
The government was mad because "attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism."
Will they be arresting Ben Bernanke anytime soon?