USDA Banning All Junk Food from schools starting July 1st

School leaders are getting ready for a big change in school food service. The USDA’s Smart Snacks in School rules go into effect July 1, 2014. In short, all “junk food” in vending machines, a la carte lunch, student stores and fundraisers such as bake sales will be banned July 1

Harry Reid’s Son Representing Chinese Solar Panel Plant in $5 Billion Nevada Deal

The son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rory Reid, is the primary representative for ENN Energy Group, a Chinese energy company seeking to build a $5 billion solar panel plant on a 9,000-acre Clark County desert plot in Laughlin, Nevada. ENN scored big when Clark County commissioners unanimously voted to sell the Chinese company the public land for...

The U.S. Dollar: Currency Masquerading as Money

People consider Federal Reserve notes, U.S. dollars, to be real money. This includes their digital equivalent in bank and credit card statements and Treasury-issued base metal coins. As a unit of account, all goods and services, and land and labor are priced in U.S. dollars. Declared legal tender, Federal Reserve notes are the country’s medium of exchange.

This Week In History April 14th

1034 Death of Romanus III, Byzantine emperor (b. 1028) 1034 Romanus III Argyrus Byzantine emperor (1028-34), assasinated by wife. 1240 Death of Llywelyn the Great, Prince of Gwynedd 1240 Llywelyn ab Iorwerth the Great monarch of Wales (1194-1240), dies. 1241 Batu Khan defeats BTla IV of Hungary at the Battle of Muhi. 1241 King BTla of Hungary, with 100,000 men,...

$1.5M Hotel Bill for President Obama’s One-Day Visit to Brussels

In late March, President Obama took a week-long trip through Europe which included a stop of less than 24 hours in Brussels, Belgium for meetings with the European Union and NATO. The president stayed at The Hotel, a twenty-seven story hotel in the center of the city. The estimated cost for the president’s stay, including about two weeks for an advance...