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Chip Wood

Chip Wood is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference. Email this author.


Driving 55

It was 37 years ago today that the Federal government mandated one of the most ignored regulations in U.S. history — the 55 mile-per-hour speed limit.

The Worst Books Ever Written

Have you read a really bad book lately? I’m talking here about some really dreadful books. The ones that helped produce the world’s most ruthless dictators… slaughtered millions of innocent civilians… and created the most misery. Read on for a list of the 10 most harmful books of the 19th and 20th centuries…

Presidential Disrespect, Ambassadorial Pat-Down, Spending And Charity

*They said WHAT about their leader? Seems a whole bunch of Democrats in Congress are upset with President Barack Obama about his compromise with Republicans over extending the Bush tax cuts. Heck, even Obama seems upset with Obama! But not to the extent of some Dems in the House, who chanted “Just Say No!” when […]

Of Flying Machines And Speeding Computers

On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright took a short flight for a man, but a giant leap for mankind — as his strange-looking flying machine took off at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. As brother Wilbur watched, Orville stayed aloft for 12 seconds, traveling a little over 120 feet.

The Transportation Security Administration Gets Up Close And Personal

In the interest of “security,” the Transportation Security Administration overlords have decided that, in order to fly on a commercial flight, you must either be radiated and electronically stripped or manually felt up by a TSA goon. Read on to get Chip Wood’s acerbic take on the fiasco… 

Bankruptcy, Memorabilia, Regulatory Hurdles And A Hearty Appetite

*One heck of a payday. Have you seen how much money the lawyers handling the liquidation of Bernard Madoff’s firm are being paid? The Manhattan Bankruptcy Court has approved payment of $5,010 a day for trustee Irving Picard. That sounds like a lot — until you learn that his law firm, Baker & Hostetler LLP, is receiving $283,179.45 a day for the work the rest of the staff is doing. Wonder if that includes Sundays and holidays?

The Date That Will Live In Infamy

Yesterday was the date that Franklin Delano Roosevelt said would forever “live in infamy,” thanks to the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.

‘Tis More Blessed To Give

My children were shocked last week when I told them what I wanted for Christmas this year. I asked for a pig. Or a goat. Or some chickens. Or maybe even a heifer. Read on to see what Geopolitical Editor Chip Wood is up to this week…

A Generous Boss, Lehman Brothers, Psephology And Obama’s Jobs

*Now here’s a generous boss. It seems appropriate to follow up this week’s Straight Talk with an item about Clive Palmer. The Australian mining magnate has had a very good year: a nickel refinery he bought for $10 million earned him $200 million in profits. So he decided to throw one heck of a “thank you” party for his 750 employees. The festivities included an all-expenses-paid holiday trip to Fiji. His top 50 employees also got a brand-new Mercedes sedan. “These people have made a lot of money for me this year,” he said, “and I thought I’d give some of it back.” As our friends Down Under would say, “Good O!”

The Election Of 1824

You think some of our recent elections have been controversial? Consider what happened in this country 186 years ago today.

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