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"Happy" Memorial Day?

It’s May 30 th ,   so Happy Memorial Day! (if that really is the appropriate greeting for this Day of Remembrance) There appears to be some confusion about this day. History teaches: Memorial Day -   originally known as Decoration Day - was officially proclaimed on May 5 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic and first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. In 1915 , inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields," Moina Michael replied with her own poem: We cherish too, the Poppy red That grows on fields where valor led, It seems to signal to the skies That blood of heroes never dies. She then conceived the idea to wear red poppies on Memorial Day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, a

You don't know what you don't know

 No worries. I'm here to help. Some links to some great places...and why: Monty Pelerin One of the most unique and provocative  writers I've encountered in years. Not only is his identity a mystery, he calmly, factually lays it all out and, most importantly, with conclusions. His pseudonym: Monty Pelerin, taken from the place and borrowed from the Society of a similar name. Read his excellent " Confidence is A Con Man’s First Name And Government’s Last Scam " and other fine works here . The pod cast of our conversation here "Spengler" aka... Recent guest David P. Goldman writes a compelling account of Obama's strange disappearing labor force  and how those Government stats telling you "all is well" is really a sack of crap and you are not going to be happy to read the real deal. Read it -- then hear him talk with me about it. James Miller James Miller, Mises Institute/Canada was a bit nervous (first time on radio) but he is the only