Monday show notes 07-23-18
Why the Founding Fathers hated paper money
At age 19, Roger Sherman’s father died and he supported his family as a shoe cobbler, helping his two younger brothers to attend college and become clergymen.
Venezuela’s Inflation to Reach 1 Million Percent, IMF Forecasts
Venezuela’s inflation will skyrocket to 1 million percent by the end of the year as the government continues to print money to cover a growing budget hole, the International Monetary Fund predicted on Monday.
‘Proud Boys’ run out of LA bar by democratic socialists calling them ‘fascist’
Members of the far-right “Proud Boys” were chased out of a Los Angeles bar on Saturday by a group of democratic socialist protesters. Video from the incident shows the left-wing activists shouting “No Proud Boys, no KKK, no fascist USA” at the group at L.A. bar The G.
Proud Boys: Who Are They?
The Proud Boys are a men’s organization founded in 2016 by Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes. McInnes has described the Proud Boys as a pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world; aka Western Chauvinists.
Texas company builds new oyster reef after Hurricane Harvey devastated population
Excessive rainfall and freshwater runoff depleted salinity levels in the bay, nearly wiping out the oysters in the bay, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. That had repercussions still being felt in the oyster industry.
IHOP offering 60-cent pancake deal following ‘IHOB’ burger debacle
IHOP’s latest deal might go a long way toward making amends for the recent “IHOB” debacle. In honor of the pancake chain’s 60th anniversary, participating IHOP restaurants are offering dine-in guests a single stack of original buttermilk pancakes for only 60 cents between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 17.
Chicago named ‘rat capital’ of the country amid rodent complaint spike
New York is apparently no longer the big cheese. The Second City has been dubbed the “rat capital” of America according to apartment search service RentHop, which said Chicago had the highest amount of rat-related complaints of four major U.S. cities.