Reader H.V. suggested this article: Zimbabwe Finance Minister promises to slash inflation by two-thirds . What a vast improvement! If he manages to accomplish this, then the inflation rate would only be around 400%, annually. Please pray that Comrade Mugabe and his henchmen leave Zimbabwe soon and that they are replaced with a legitimate, competent government.
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Fred The Valmet-meister mentioned that he was experimenting with his Civil Defense surplus Geiger counter and was shocked at the high readings from his lantern mantles. “With Coleman [mantles], I got 800 – 1000 millirad. I also have a set of Primus mantles, and with those I got 1500 millirad!” .Then he started doing so web research and he found this web site . It has some interesting lists of the household items that are radioactive.
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Reader R.C. mentioned that he saw a notice that the SurplusRifle.com  web site will be taken down in March of 2007. They are suggesting that people buy their two CD collections of all site material for $5 each.
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“Papiere, bitte.” U.S. Driver’s Licenses are becoming a de facto National Identity Card.