"The world is not a lodging-house at Brighton, which we are to leave because it is miserable. It is the fortress of our family, with the flag flying on the turret, and the more miserable it is the less we should leave it."
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
Money talks For the first time in memory, a nation is getting a new style currency, and is happy about it. Not the new twenties, but the new Iraqi dinar:
Husan, a 65-year-old contractor, was one of the first customers in line to swap a bag of Saddam Hussein-era money for the new U.S.-developed currency, which doesn't carry the deposed leader's portrait. "I just wanted to get rid of that guy's picture," he said.
"They're so small," said Sabah Hussein, 30, a deliveryman, marveling at the Monopoly-money-size new bills. "It's good. I like it. They will be easier to carry."
Meanwhile, here in the states, the government is spending $32 million dollars to make sure we don't all go nuts over adding some color to the twenty dollar bill. As every article on the subject oh-so-cleverly reminds you, that's 1.6 million new twenties.
To read firsthand about how the currency exchange works, the Coalition Provisional Authority has a page in English on that very subject. It also has images of the new Iraqi currency.
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