Bernard von NotHaus, a professed monetary architect, will soon be sentenced for minting and distributing a form of private money called the Liberty Dollar.
This fascinating story brings up some important economic and political issues within society. A common currency was created to facilitate trade and that is the basis of the coinage system that we hae today. Underneath that is a question that is gnawing at me: who has a legal right to create a form of currency? Should a private citizen be allowed to create a new form of money and use that money with other citizens (assuming that they are not trying to pass it off as legal U.S. tender or to counterfeit it)? As this article states, the Constitution gives Congress the right “to coin money” and to “regulate the Value thereof” — but it doesn't explicitly grant an exclusive right to do creating currency. This sounds to me like the government is flexing it's muscles to shut down the operation because it shatters the illusion that the government wants to perpetuate that they are the sole provider of currency for economic exchange.
The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the first-ever capturing of a musical performance, thanks to digital advances that allowed the sound to be transferred from flimsy...
Antoni Dobrowolski, a former Polish teacher arrested by the Gestapo in 1942 for teaching underground lessons to students, died on Sunday at the age of 108, according to a Polish official speaking with the Associated Press.
The remarkable pictures show scenes from France today with atmospheric photographs taken in the same place during the war superimposed on top.
In this fastinating set of images, Dutch artist and historian Jo Teeuwisse merges her passions literally by superimposing World War II photographs on to modern pictures of the where the photos were originally taken. This serves as a reminder that places are rich with history; to understand the geography of a place, one must also know it's history (and vice versa).
The Conestoga wagon was the 18-wheeler of its day, the undisputed king of the road in a procession of freight wagons that formed an umbilicus from Philadelphia and Baltimore to ports on the Ohio River.
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