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    How was your July 4th

    We delayed heading to our OBX timeshare by a day to take in a July 4th celebration in our home county. Two of our towns traditionally have festivities for the 4th, but our own town cancelled it this...
  2. Outer Banks seems to be doing fine in spite of virus

    We are enjoying our timeshare week on the beach on North Carolina's Outer Banks this week, and things seem not to be too badly changed by the virus problem. Tourism is booming and it is reported...
  3. The problem in North Carolina is a one man show...

    The problem in North Carolina is a one man show by our Democrat governor, assisted by his SJW Secretary of DHHS, Mandy Cohen. Our state Emergency Management Act does not give the governor the...
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    One thing I have been looking into is rental...

    One thing I have been looking into is rental property in eastern European countries that still have a national currency and do not use the euro. You can buy a lot more house for the dollar, and the...
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    Today's investment conundrum

    The central banks and politicians (over)reaction to the coronavirus scare have left a real dilemma for investing and preserving wealth. The current situation could easily produce either a major...
  6. It is like we are living through an American...

    It is like we are living through an American version of Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution. Heck, I don't know who they will attack next. Already this mob has gone after Sir Winston Churchill,...
  7. The current Antifa was organized in the Berlin...

    The current Antifa was organized in the Berlin squatter communes in the 1980s as an alliance of Anarchists and Communists, and spread around Europe from there, with the UK branch responsible for...
  8. There is also a second study from professors at...

    There is also a second study from professors at the University of Dundee in Scotland that also says that there is no scientific evidence that the 6 foot / 2 meter social distancing has any impact,...
  9. Oxford University professors say 6 foot social...

    Oxford University professors say 6 foot social distancing rule not supported by science

    The Director and a research associate at Oxford University's Centre for Evidence Based Medicine have written...
  10. No, but it does remind me of media distortions.

    No, but it does remind me of media distortions.
  11. No, but it does remind me of media distortions.

    No, but it does remind me of media distortions.
  12. The antifa of the 1920s and 1930s was the...

    The antifa of the 1920s and 1930s was the paramilitary wing of the German Communist Party. They did not function outside Germany. Yes, they did fight Hitler's brownshirts, a comparable organization,...
  13. The antifa of the 1920s and 1930s was the...

    The antifa of the 1920s and 1930s was the paramilitary wing of the German Communist Party. They did not function outside Germany. Yes, they did fight Hitler's brownshirts, a comparable organization,...
  14. We may be missing a lot more in the way of food. ...

    We may be missing a lot more in the way of food. The head of the NC Restaurant and lodging Association has warned that as many as 65% of North Carolina's 19,000 restaurants may permanently close due...
  15. Antifa has also had a playbook that includes...

    Antifa has also had a playbook that includes destruction of property, public and private, to try to get a disproportionate response from police, which they can then call "fascist". Attacking police...
  16. Antifa was formed in the 1980s in Berlin in the...

    Antifa was formed in the 1980s in Berlin in the squatter communes, uniting the anarchists and communists. Ifs logo features the black flag of the anarchists next to the red flag of the communists. ...
  17. The desecration of historic monuments is also...

    The desecration of historic monuments is also appalling. In Washington, that included the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II memorial, as well as a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of India's...
  18. Like the US, it is state governments in Germany...

    Like the US, it is state governments in Germany that control the lockdowns. Bavaria's leader is one of the toughest, and he has been nicknamed "Herr Lockdown". That said, in general Germany is...
  19. Our town of 10,000 is under curfew as are some...

    Our town of 10,000 is under curfew as are some other nearby towns.

    We dodged a bullet this evening. Our police and sheriff's department blocked streets around downtown and the waterfront a couple...
  20. First virus, now riots - anyone here impacted?

    Wow, we went from concern about a virus to concern about violent riots. Has anyone here been impacted by the riots yet?

    We thought this was a big city thing and we were immune, but a small city...
  21. Now, it appears a Las Vegas casino owner is...

    Now, it appears a Las Vegas casino owner is giving away free one-way flights to Vegas to get the crowds back.

    https://www.breitbart.com/local/2020/05/27/casino-owner-giving-free-flights-las-vegas/
  22. The Feds actions have their own risks. There is...

    The Feds actions have their own risks. There is simultaneously a risk of hyperinflation and hyper deflation, so it is hard to know how to prepare. I'm glad I laid in some silver when there was a...
  23. Japan may pay half of tourists expenses to jumpstart tourism

    Wow! If you ever wanted to visit Japan, keep an eye on this. To jumpstart tourism, Japan is considering paying half of the expenses for tourists.
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  24. We will be using our Outer Banks timeshare week...

    We will be using our Outer Banks timeshare week for July 4th week. Our son and his family own a unit the same week and they will also be down. I am wondering about the restaurants, but at least...
  25. My favorite Italian restaurant has been closed...

    My favorite Italian restaurant has been closed but will reopen Monday. I'll be there for lunch.

    I love grilling steaks this time of year, but they are hard to find in the grocery stores. I did...
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