I'm presently reading the novel "The Hunt for Confederate Gold" by Thomas Moore. (Published by Fusilier Books.) I'm now halfway through the novel, and I can't put it down! Without giving too much away, I can tell you that it is three storylines wrapped into one. (One of which takes place in the closing days of the Confederate States of America.) Thusfar, I can highly recommend the novel. I'll post a full review once I've finished reading it.
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The Survival Report for April 2006 from Mike "Mish" Shedlock and Brian McAuley provides some good background on the financial markets.
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SurvivalBlog reader RBS alerted me to "Strong Signals"--a fascinating site for those of you that are shortwave or scanner listener.