The Brave New World
The Brave New World

The Brave New World

This blog is dedicated to healthy discussions on a wide range of topics. Please subscribe to receive notices when new articles are published. Thanks so much for your support.

Argentina Now Accepts Bitcoin To Settle Contracts!

22 Dec 2023 3 minute read 5 comments SweptOverNiagara

Barely a month has passed since Argentina's people elected Javier Milei as their president and now, his Minister of Foreign Affairs has announced that Bitcoin and any other form of crypto can be used to settle contracts. Milei has been very vocal abo...

Computer Maintenance: Good Airflow And Fire Prevention

20 Dec 2023 7 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

Computers are sturdy. They can run for months on end. To prevent freeze-ups, breakdowns and even fire, good airflow is needed so cleaning on a regular basis is recommended using an air can or, as in my case, a cordless air duster . You'd be surprised...

Kitco News Site Experiences Cyber Security Incident

18 Dec 2023 1 minute read 3 comments SweptOverNiagara

Update: As of Wednesday, December 20, 2023 Kitco's site is still 'experiencing difficulties' but their precious metal graphs are active. Kitco's website is under some kind of cyber security threat at the moment. There aren't any real details except t...

Have You Seen PublishOx's Stats Lately?

16 Dec 2023 5 minute read 1 comment SweptOverNiagara

Being curious lately as to how well my favorite blogging site is doing, I checked out PublishOx's stats which anyone can view by clicking the 'Stats' link located at the bottom of every page. Here, we can view some interesting statistics. Overall, I'...

Bank of England + ECB Hold Rates Steady

14 Dec 2023 3 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

Last week, the Bank of Canada announced they were holding rates steady at 5%, where it's been since September. Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Reserve also announced they too were holding rates for the third consecutive month, as with the BoC but went on...

FED Holds Rates For Third Consecutive Month

13 Dec 2023 2 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

This afternoon, the U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve concluded its last F.O.M.C. meeting of the year. It's usually at this time when we find out what their plans are, basically. Key lending rates will stay the same as they have been before the...

New Milestone: Surpassing 400 Followers!

12 Dec 2023 3 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

It took a while, almost 3 years in fact and a lot of hard work and steady writing but this past weekend, I saw my follower count jump to over 400. By this morning, I'm up to 406. To all of you who chose to follow me on my writing adventure, I say 'Th...

Out With The Old And... In With The Old?

10 Dec 2023 3 minute read 7 comments SweptOverNiagara

While surfing through my subscription feed on Rumble, I came across a video published by the New York Post this morning titled, 'You'll be getting your style inspiration from grandpas in 2024'. The video features young males trying out outdated cloth...

Thanks For The SoftNotes, Gramma!

7 Dec 2023 6 minute read 5 comments SweptOverNiagara

Somewhere, Sometime in the not-too-distant future...    It was a joyous, festive Christmas Eve and everyone had gathered around the Christmas tree to open up their presents early. Jingle Bells was playing in the background along with the familiar tea...

Oil At 5 Month Lows Despite OPEC Cuts

6 Dec 2023 2 minute read 3 comments SweptOverNiagara

Thanks for dropping by. Please subscribe and join the club! Good news for those who spend a lot of time driving, WTI Crude is down 3.87% for the day, at time of writing, while Brent is down 3.47%. WTI has dropped below the pivotal $70 mark to $69.52...