[hijack] One home tested science experience, that was completely impromptu on my MIL’s part, was to think that her gold fish in a cement pond ( Can the Clampett Jokes,people) would be able to make it another week outside before she moved them to inside tanks. This was late November, in Michigan and she was pushing her luck.We were walloped with a snow storm and,well, forgot about the fifty or so fish.
It was the first year the fish were in the pond and the seal on the drain shrank with the severe cold weather (the pond was dry for years [sarcasm alert]due to Mormons.[/sarcasm alert] all the water drained out except a block of ice with little orange fishicles inside. Our general consensus was, " Oh hell, guess we’ll have to get another batch of fish come spring."
Come spring, fixing the drain, adding water, about ten of the original 50, came back to life. This was about 10 years ago and she still has those original gold fish. [/hijack]
That what does not kill me, postpones the inevitable.
Cece pretty much cleared up the mess of info my freshman Economics 101 text and professor attempted on the subject of the Fed and how banks create money. It seems incredibly obvious and easy to follow when he says it, but my eyes still glaze over when I pick up that damn book.