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What is a mine?

“A mine is a hole in the ground with a liar at the top.”

Ain't any proof I ever uttered or penned such a true statement. Others saying such things were Bill Nye and Eli Perkins, both 19th Century American humorists and contemporaries.

"A mine is a hole in the ground owned by a liar."
Attributed to Mark Twain in The Autobiography of John Hays Hammond (Farrar & Rinehart, 1935), p. 97. Although Hammond knew Twain personally, there is no other authentic record that Mark Twain made this statement.

Writing that a political party might, "threaten the central bank's hard-won independence and undermine confidence in the nearly 100-year old institution." defiles history. Nary a whisper of truth in it. The Fed neither.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul