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POSTED ON July 10, 2018  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

The price of gold in pounds spiked Monday as Brexit confusion and political instability sent Brits scampering into safe havens.

Spot gold against the pound rose nearly 1% after Brexit Minister David Davis and British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson both resigned their posts in protest.

Business Day described Brexit as a “ramshackle exit from the EU,” as a European Central Bank policymaker warned it could damage economic growth in the eurozone.

POSTED ON July 6, 2018  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

Is it just me, or has modern American politics devolved into little more than petulant playground namecalling devoid of substance?

I stumbled across this latest outrage as I was perusing the depths of the internet the other day – presidential “challenge coins.” Apparently, according to the mainstream pundits, President Donald Trump can’t even get a fun little presidential tradition right.

The New York Times did an entire feature story on how Trump has ruined presidential challenge coins. I’ll bet most of you haven’t even heard of challenge coins. But they’re a thing. And according to our intrepid NYT columnist, Trump’s execution of this august tradition is a complete outrage!

POSTED ON June 29, 2018  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

Fun on Friday is supposed to be fun, but I also like to think of it as a public service. So, today, I’m here to help.

If you have a venereal disease, televangelist Jim Bakker has the cure. Yes indeed! I feel it’s my duty to provide you with this information. I mean, who doesn’t want to instantly wipe out the consequences of that drunk 2 minutes when you were 16?

POSTED ON June 15, 2018  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

The World Cup kicked off this week. The international soccer tournament is the most-watched sporting event in the world. Over the next several weeks, teams from 32 countries will compete for the coveted FIFA World Cup Trophy.

Speaking of trophies, have you seen any of the footage of Alexander Ovechkin and his Washington Capital teammates partying with the Stanley Cup? It has been – as some might say – off the chain.

POSTED ON June 11, 2018  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

US productivity numbers for the first quarter of this year were disappointing, to say the least. Analysts expected Q1 productivity to rise by point 0.7%. Instead, it came in at nearly half that, rising by 0.4%. This was only a slight improvement over the 0.3% increase in the final quarter of 2017.

There wasn’t a whole lot of chatter about sluggish productivity in the mainstream financial press, but in his recent podcast, Peter Schiff pointed out that it could have significant ramifications for the economy – and on your pocketbook. If you’re counting on productivity to keep a lid on consumer prices, you have a big problem.

POSTED ON May 25, 2018  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

OK. We know people who go around burglarizing homes and businesses probably aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed. But a burglar in Grand Rapids, Mich., may take the cake for dumb criminals.

The poor soul caught on camera burglarizing a local business was criminally confused. He apparently thought the company had left a stack of gold bars out on the sales floor – in front of the window.

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