The other day a friend of mine asked me, tacos or burritos?
My response: why not both?
Unemployment is at 6%. Tens of thousands of people apply for unemployment every week (744,000 last week alone). The US government is spending trillions of dollars to “stimulate” the economy. But restaurants in northeast Florida can’t find enough workers to open every day.
Does this sound a nutty to you as it does to me?
So, this week was April Fools’ day. I’ve never really been into practical jokes, but I did post something on Facebook to mark the day.
“Taxation is the price we pay for a civilized society.”
Amusingly, a few people actually took me seriously. They don’t know me very well!
I have to admit, I have some level of respect for gold smugglers. They are some creative people. And gutsy. And willing to endure a little pain. Not to mention the fact that a lot of them are just trying to avoid taxes. I can understand this desire.
We just celebrated St. Patrick Day and that got me thinking about Leprechauns – specifically their pots of gold. I mean, what is a Leprechaun anyway? And how in the heck did they get gold? I’d like to have a pot of gold. Maybe I could get some tips from them.
Now you would think with a name like Maharrey I would be up on my Irish lore. But alas, not so much. Fortunately, we have Google.
The FBI has gold fever!
Back in March 2018, FBI agents descended on a remote wooded area in Pennsylvania and started digging. The G-Men were mum about their purpose at the time, saying only that agents were there executing a court-authorized excavation of “what evidence suggested may have been a cultural heritage site.” But recently released documents reveal that the feds were on a treasure hunt.
Do you know what’s pretty ballsy? Stealing from a professional wrestler.
Yeah, I know pro wrestling is fake. (No, really, it is.) But that doesn’t change the fact that pro wrestlers are big, strong athletes.
In fact, before he went into fake wrestling, Kurt Angle was a real wrestler and won an Olympic gold medal in the sport. And that brings us to a WWE fan with sticky fingers and apparently not too much common sense.
When I first started writing professionally, one of my mentors offered me some sage advice – never read the comments.
I’ve not been particularly successful in following that advice much to my sanity’s consternation. Because I’ll tell you what – the comment section can be a brutal place.
If you are a longtime follower of SchiffGold news, you may recall that back in 2016, a piano tuner in Shropshire England discovered 13 pounds of gold stashed inside a piano. At the time, I said the story should be filed under the category of “worst places to store your gold.” I haven’t changed my mind on that, by the way.
Anyway, this week, there was a story about this find that updates some of the details.
In the Friday Gold Wrap podcast this morning, I talked about the minimum wage. Making a point about how raising prices lowers demand, I pointed out that McDonald’s wouldn’t sell many $15 hamburgers. But you know, there is a way Micky-Ds could make that work. Wrap those burgers in gold.