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2010 in review

January 3, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 12 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 340 posts. There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 36kb.

The busiest day of the year was February 1st with 36 views. The most popular post that day was RFID Implants. Be Afraid..

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were Google Reader, ronpaulforums.com, Private networks, ppjg.wordpress.com, and repairmanjack.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for state budget deficits map, rfid implants, current banking crisis, missing bailout money, and bank.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

RFID Implants. Be Afraid. October 2009
1 comment

2

State Budget Deficits vs 2008 Election Results February 2009
8 comments

3

Failed Bank List Grows to Eighty-One August 2009

4

The Current Banking Crisis Is Much Worse Than The Great Depression August 2009

5

Bailout Money Goes Missing December 2008
1 comment

 

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Cool stuff – thanks, stats helper monkeys!

Courage

November 28, 2009

One of the bravest acts of all human history…

Americans would do well to remember, and truly honor through their own actions, the great courage and resolve of the men and women who created our republic.

Hard Time Killing Floor Blues

March 9, 2009

Musical interlude. Skip James performing “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues” from 1931.

Christmas Fun and Mischief

December 24, 2008

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Christmas!


Santa Claus Bailout Hearings

 

 


Santa’s helpers disable naughty cameras in Tempe

 

 


Santa Claus Boot Camp

 

 


Sock It to the Holidays!

 

 


12 Days of Global Warming

 

 


I Can’t Pay My Taxes This Year

 

 

bailoutelves

An “Elf Yourself ” I made. I call it “Depression? What Depression?”

40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes

December 23, 2008

50 Strange Buildings of the World

December 4, 2008

Very cool stuff. See the other 49 with brief descriptions of all at Village Of Joy.

Oldest Ever Lolcat Found *gasp* (Iz From Teh 1905)

December 2, 2008

From icanhascheezburger.com:

This captioned cat picture postcard was found by Tracy Angulo in a Seattle antique store. Tracy tells us that the photograph is from 1905, which would make this officially the oldest cat picture with a caption, AKA lolcat, that we’ve seen.

The differences are clear. Proper grammar and a more formal tone was in vogue back then. But the similarities to modern-day kitten struggles and lolcats are amazing. ALL CAPS is still cool, but most importantly, she also no can has cheezburger. More than a hundred years later, all that’s changed is the spelling.

Evekitteh, we hope you got a good dinner.

 I love lolcats. Teh kittehs alwaiz maeks me smile.

Quantitative Easing

November 29, 2008

When the Federal Reserve announced its new $800 Billion rescue package earlier this week, the phrase “quantitative easing” began appearing in numerous articles discussing the announcement. Not being an economist, the phrase was new to me and I wanted to know exactly what it means.

I found an absurdly simple definition at Guardian.co.uk:

“Quantitative easing is what non-economists call ‘turning on the printing press’.

In extreme circumstances, governments flood the financial system with money, easing pressure on banks by giving them extra capital.

Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Fed, won the nickname ‘helicopter Ben’ when he floated just such an idea earlier this decade. US economist Milton Friedman had originally said it would be theoretically possible for governments to drop large amounts of cash out of helicopters for the public to pick up and spend. ”

And Ohio.com lays it out pretty plainly in an article titled, Federal Reserve uses power to print money.

Ok, that’s easy enough to understand, but can it work? Japan tried it from 2001 – 2006. Nobody is certain yet if it was helpful or harmful. Germany tried it following World War I and it was an absolute disaster. Somehow, I don’t find either example reassuring.

It may be time to get a wheelbarrow.

Thirteen O’Clock News Brief

November 29, 2008

Things that caught my attention today…

The government commitment of “rescue funds” in various forms is $8.5 Trillion.  SFGate.com has it all broken down here.

AntiWar.com’s Justin Raimondo connects the dots between The Bailout, the Media, and the War Party. Pravda had nothing on American corporate media.

Richard Rahn’s commentary in the Washington Times asks, The Fed: Solution or problem? No brainer, really, but nice to hear new voices shining a bit of light on the truth.

SecDef calls for Congress to mandate that Guard, Reserves have lead in DoD ops in the homeland. Excuse me, where again? It’s tempting to dismiss doomsday scenarios as just so much negativity… until you see the government itself moving its pieces into position.

When warhawk and guest speaker at the Republic National Convention 2008, Joe Lieberman says “Everything that President-elect Obama has done since election night has been just about perfect…“, it is most certainly well into the thirteen o’clock hour.

LOL – Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Gets Rick Rolled

November 27, 2008

Epic Rick Roll.