US Velocity of Money

STATISTICS DO TELL … Per the site and an article by Mark McHugh at “Velocity of money is the frequency with which a unit of money is spent on new goods and services. It is a far better indicator of economic activity than GDP, consumer prices, the stock market, or [other ]. In a healthy economy, the same dollar is collected as payment and subsequently spent many times over.
In a depression, the velocity of money goes catatonic. Velocity of money is calculated by simply dividing GDP by a given money supply. This VoM chart using monetary base should end any discussion of what ”this” is and whether or not anybody should be using the word “recovery” with a straight face.” … “In just four short years, our “enlightened” policy-makers have slowed money velocity to depths never seen in the Great Depression.”US Velocity of Money
Another gem from the article: “…total government spending (Federal, State and Local) accounted for over 40% of GDP in 2011.”

The Truth About Sports Drinks (And An Alternative Choice)

Great post about what is in sports drinks!
Their recipe:
1 cup filtered water
1/3 cup organic or freshly squeezed grape, orange or berry juice
1/4 tsp pure mineral salt ( an unrefined sea salt )
a pinch of baking soda
Another (from the comments) was:
apple cider vinegar
cranberry juice
a little sweetener of your choice to taste

Unlocking Smart Phones Illegal in USA

It is now illegal in the U.S. to unlock any Smartphone purchased from a carrier without that carrier’s permission.
Under the new law, first-time offenders could face fines of up to 500K dollars, be imprisoned for five years, or both. Repeat offenders face a fine of 1M dollars, imprisonment for up to 10 years, or both.
The Library of Congress, which handles the rulemaking for the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, enacted the law in October with a 90-day transition period. That transition period ran out Jan. 26.