6 January 2011 Hey Buddy Can You Spare a Berkshare
Berkshares are not a one off. There are many ALCs in the US and Canada. The ALCs in Canada sprouted a few years ago when the Loon went crazy against the US dollar. With the desperate state of affairs in many of our US states, we could see more local communities adapt their own currencies.
Now this plays right into the kind of doomsday scenario one of readers really likes, BUT (Behold the Underlying Truth) the more I read about ALCs and the recent proliferation of “US Dollars not accepted here” scenarios popping up all over the globe, and the the recent agreement between Russia and China to Trade in each other currencies versus the traditional US Dollar petro exchange, could get a few folk antsy.
Imagine if the US Dollar were not the Global Reserve Currency. We are going to do some economic and historical investigating when we get time, but this is an interesting scenario to kick around.
Rednecks of the World Unite.
The term Redneck dates back to the 1890s when describing white southern farmers as they would be in the fields all day and get burned on the back of their necks. The use has now grown to include those individuals who might also be called hillbilly, “White Trash”, and my favorite the little used “Cracker”.
Anyway, we took possession of our temporary kitchen quarters today and I could only think of the Jeff Foxworthy Joke, “If your wealthiest relative just got a new home and asks you to come over and take off the wheels, you might be a redneck.” Have a looksee and set a spell as the little woman will be fixin up some victuals.
This was written from inside our home, our first night in the house since December 22. It good to do a propper blog again.