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overtheedge - 2/1/2016 at 7:51 PM GMT
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 The Agonies of Sensible People  (16)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
"For now, anyway, the real disrupter is turning out to be Michael Bloomberg. Finally a serious man enters the stage."
As the other commentators pointed out, Bloomberg is serious about regulating civil liberties.
It can't get anymore serious than that.
You can almost see the ravenous maw of Bloomberg and Wall Street getting ready to nationalize your pensions for your own good.

"..., , Bloomberg is Jewish. (As I am.) Is the country now crazed enough to see the emergence of a Jewish Wall Streeter as the incarnation of all their hobgoblin-infested nightmares?"
Ah yes. This makes a lot of sense now.
I would have been far more impressed had you stated affiliation with the "Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster".
But instead you made s... 
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S W. - 2/3/2016 at 2:41 AM GMT
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 LBMA Silver “Price”: A Perfect Storm of Stupidity
 - Bron Suchecki - Perth Mint
There is no doubt that the Comex can be used as a casino for those who want to trade Silver up/or down or maybe some just wish to take a small punt. Hell sometimes I do with a small modicum of success. Its a hard one to trade,I admit.
I am an end of day trader.
It makes no difference to me whether the markets are crooked,rigged,manipulated and or fixed or not !( choose your own belief).
Fact is, at the end of the day, it makes no difference to the way and why I trade Silver.
Its all noise.
Keith Weiner explains the Silver market very well.
PS there is no shortage of silver. There may be one day, but not now!
If you bought some today it may turnout to be a good investment.
Gold wins hands down, for mine. 
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Answer To :OzSILV - 1/30/2016 at 11:47 PM GMT
Bron refuses to EVER admit this market is a Casino and the disconnect between Paper and Physical is a big clue to this
Titania - 1/13/2016 at 5:30 PM GMT
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 Discovery  (15)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
On the brighter side, there is a substantial repository of knowledge re: self-sustainability amongst the elderly who grew up in a more frugal time without all the bells and whistles.

In my mid-sized city on Vancouver Island, I am heartened at how many young people have a veggie patch and a couple of fruit trees. Some living in apartments grow salad stuff in pots on their balconies, even though a wide range of produce is available in the supermarkets. The local farmers' markets are well supported and the smaller grocery chains promote locally grown food. Of course, the more exotic foods are imported but one can live without them in a crunch. There are community gardens where someone living in an apartment can have a small productive patch of ground and ac... 
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Answer To :overtheedge - 1/11/2016 at 10:05 PM GMT
I gave you 5 even though you understated the major weakness in the system: transportation.
Though fuel is currently at a multi-year low, it is just one portion of the over-all cost structure of transportation.

Now as JHK has pointed out, almost every item consumed is transported from far away.
The cities have a problem of no primary production and limited secondary (value-added) manufacturing.
We can thank the unions and local government's addiction to property taxation.
The suburbs have no production beyond a few scattered postage stamp gardens and no secondary production.
Both the urban and suburban environments are completely dependent upon the transportation sector and the JIT pseudo-warehousing scheme.

So this leaves only r...
S W. - 1/13/2016 at 5:23 PM GMT
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 Eureka Moment  (3)
 - Theodore Butler - Butler Research
Imagine my surprise to wake early and see that I was stopped out.!
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Jake - 1/18/2016 at 4:54 PM GMT
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 Worse Than 1860  (16)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
The GOP Establishment are the only group opposing Trump within the GOP in any meaningful way. The GOP voters absolutely hate the party Dons and fully intend to rub their Ivy League $hithead faces in dog crap for all their lies and betrayals.
Trump will garner the overwhelming majority of traditional Republican voters because this time around no one cares about what somebody did or thought about gay marriage or gun control 25 years ago. Today's stand will be taken at face value.
Trump will also take all the "Reagan Democrats" and I boldly proclaim he will take at least 20% of the Black vote and will get far more Hispanic votes than Romney.
This is going to be a rout. Americans are sick and tired and no one is more sick and tired... 
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Andy_K - 2/5/2016 at 1:22 PM GMT
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 First Report since April, 2014
 - Jason Hommel - Silverstockreport

One of your articles written way back is one of the reasons I started paying attention to silver and shortly thereafter started to accumulate physical silver (and Gold). I still do so today with excess savings since I have no trust in the financial paper Ponzi system that will sooner or later collapse. The vast majority of people still have no idea what is heading our way so people like yourself are needed to spread the truth so that they can take some measures to protect themselves. I for one hope that you start writing again. And thank you for being one of the first to help me realize the importance of owning silver. 
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neville - 2/6/2016 at 12:42 PM GMT
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 Something has Changed in Gold Stocks
 - Jordan Roy Byrne - The Daily Gold
No nothing strange has happened in GOLD stocks....absolutely nothing.....The fact of the matter is that
you byrne have been playing the man and NOT the ball....Here is an example of just how one eyed you are
and that why anyone in their sane mind should listen to you....If you had paid attention to The Canary in the GOLD MINE
instead of writing the rubbish you do,you would have seen that South African Gold shares have well and truly turned
the corner and that happened in JUNE of 2015 .

All the while that you were brow beating your readers these counters have more than doubled........YES EVERYONE
this whatever you would like to call him kept you out of the GOLD SHARE market on the most spurious of grounds.

HERE are the facts JSE ... 
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Jim C. - 2/2/2016 at 4:33 PM GMT
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 Ground Control to Captain Zhou Xiaochuan  (4)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
Kunstler says:

"Get off this messed-up home planet and light out of the territories, say Mars. Of course, this is a vain and stupid idea, since we already have a planet engineered to perfection for all the life systems associated with the human project. We just can’t respect its limits."

You don't hear Kunstler's mantra of PEAK OIL much idea knowingly based on the fallacy that the earth was deplete of oil. But he'll still spew the environmental nonsense that we don't respect the earth's limits. So the death of PEAK OIL was also the death of Kunstler's Socialist vision of America: the herding of people into mass transit, the return to pre-industrial society - not to mention the return of those who rule by force....for the good of the e... 
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sneezy67 - 1/26/2016 at 1:15 PM GMT
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 Hope Springs Eternal
 - Captain Hook - Treasure Chest
Reminds me of an adolescent toy from the past where if one peg is pushed down then another pops up....Of course the child supposedly couldn't read charts and mom or dad didn't use a hack saw as a cheating device ....What does this all mean?...Damned if I know. 
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Demosthenes - 1/30/2016 at 5:55 AM GMT
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 ANOTHER NAIL IN THE U.S. EMPIRE COFFIN: Collapse Of Shale Gas Production Has Begun
 - Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
Very naive and pretentious article! The author thinks he knows everything and yet knows next to nothing. Shale gas producers are neither stupid nor running Ponzi schemes. Think of a shale gas field like a car. Every year organisations publish reports of how much per mile it costs to run each model of car. The figure quoted takes into account depreciation, gas, tyres and maintenance. But everyone knows that the marginal cost of doing an extra grocery shopping trip in your car is a good deal less than this figure, once you have made the initial investment in the car. So it is with a shale gas field. Once all the infrastructure costs have been made, the extra cost of drilling some more wells is marginal compared to the value of the gas extracted. It's far from ... 
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S W. - 1/29/2016 at 6:09 PM GMT
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 Troubling Turnover  (4)
 - Theodore Butler - Butler Research
Obviously analysing silver inventory at Comex to hopefully predict some future rise in the price of silver, simply does not work and is a complete waste of time for Ted Butler.
Who in their right mind would subscribe to his missives when he has been wrong for years?
He peddles hope.

Here is a tip for free.

A quick glance at a monthly chart of Silver "price" shows that it continues to head south east and shows NO SIGN of changing direction. 
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overtheedge - 1/18/2016 at 7:40 PM GMT
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 This Is Not 2008: It's Actually Worse  (3)
 - Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
China first.
When you are sitting on a few trillion dollars in your foreign reserves that will NEVER be paid back with anything of value, what do you do?
Use them as collateral for internal financing of infrastructure.
Just a simple case of use it or lose it.
China might have already figured that out.

When corporations borrow to buy back stock, what is actually happening is asset stripping.
Increasing debt without increasing productivity is the path to bankruptcy.
But the buy backs allow smart gamblers to book a profit and leave the Rubes holding the bag.
After all, the stock price is buoyed up with these buy backs. This makes the company look strong when it is actually on the ropes and going down.
Debt is immaterial when the... 
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overtheedge - 1/20/2016 at 8:35 PM GMT
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 Everybody's Doing It  (3)
 - John Rubino - Dollar Collapse
" The case could actually be made that fabricating economic stats is a sign that China is joining the community of "advanced" countries."
For many it may already be known, but ...
With this, John Rubino tells us what we need to fully recognize when making longer term investment decisions.
Good article.
Thanks and a tip of the hat to you. 
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Peter K. - 1/22/2016 at 9:40 PM GMT
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 Swing Baby, Swing!
 - Gary Tanashian - Biwii
This is not investing, this is gambling on the whims of money printers. 
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J T. - 1/26/2016 at 2:47 PM GMT
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 The Coming Perfect Storm In Silver
 - Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
"Analysts" have been talking about the "perfect storm" coming in silver for more than a decade now...and always as though it were right around the corner...longest corner I've ever seen! And I am speaking as an investor in silver since the late 1990s. Yet not ONE of them (including above) has been able to explain where all the silver has come from over the past decade and more to supply all the physical demands of the various physical markets that require silver: military, industrial, biomedical, investment, etc. WHERE IS IT AND HAS IT BEEN COMING FROM?? And I am not talking about paper or electronic silver, but really actual physical silver. And I'm also not talking about the ETFs, which would also then require an explanation of where the ETFs "found" all that si... 
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Esimon - 1/15/2016 at 12:32 AM GMT
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 BREAKING NEWS: Mexico’s Silver Production Declined Over Past Two Years
 - Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
Hi Steve, I like reading your articles, very much appreciated. I am pretty sure that Peru is the largest producer of silver and has the largest silver assets in the world. For Silver to increase in price, the PEN/USD has to increase. It has been falling for several years. Traders use this to hedge silver. 
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S W. - 1/14/2016 at 6:30 PM GMT
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 Is gold stretched?
 - Bron Suchecki - Perth Mint
Gotta luv ratios!
When gold hits $700 silver will be about $9.50 R = 73.7 ( my guesswork)
Today its 77.75
I am thinking its all a bit meaningless.
Gold should be the denominator as it is the only constant (money) 
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S-WALL - 1/18/2016 at 11:56 AM GMT
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 Saudi Oil Strategy: Brilliant Or Suicide?
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Rather than the Saudis being the driving force behind driving oil prices down, I suspect that it is the Americans who are responsible, with the goal being regime change in Saudi. It is the Americans, after all, who have been drilling gang busters over the last few years despite the environmental degradation caused by fracking. Americans have a lot less to lose than the Saudis by driving the price down and more to gain. This article is also persuasive. 
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overtheedge - 1/17/2016 at 7:22 PM GMT
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 Gold Outlook for 2016
 - Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
"The U.S. economy should grow faster than other developed economies, ..."

In the real world, growth is mandated by that odd notion that new wealth can only be created by producing something tangible.
This is accomplished by producing commodities and by value-added processing aka manufacturing.
Everything else is taking in one another's laundry.
Service industry is NOT industry. It is just a wealth transfer mechanism that carries a heavy fee in the form of taxation.

So with mining on the downswing, oil profits questionable at best, even marginal agricultural land already in production and no new manufacturing coming on line, any growth can only be measured with the rubber-band known as increased money supply.
Printing more money only ... 
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overtheedge - 2/5/2016 at 7:10 PM GMT
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 The Revisionist Theory and History of Depressions  (3)
 - Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
"The key is in the hand of the U.S. government. It is the same key that was used to lockthe U.S. Mint to silver in 1873, and to gold sixty years later, in 1933. By using it now to open13the U.S. Mint to both silver and gold, the U.S. government can effectively cordon off theBlack Hole of zero interest to prevent further damage."

Try as I might, I can see no historical evidence that bi-bimetallism with a fixed exchange value to have ever worked.
There is little doubt that letting silver price float might work with a fixed gold price. Still the operative word is "might" work. Perhaps both should float.
I opine that silver makes a great token coin.
And I argue there was no "Crime of '73"; only a bunch of silver miners (and their respective legisla... 
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