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sam_site - 9/17/2015 at 8:51 PM GMT
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 Worse Than Hitler  (16)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 

You say, "Germans were wild about him [Hitler]". That's because Hitler delivered the gold from the Fed theft of America's gold bank deposits. See Rep Louis McFadden's 1934 Congressional speech calling for the arrest of the Fed for treason and theft causing to 30s Depression.

Trump would be even more popular if he stole China's 30,000 Tons of gold and threw it from a helicopter to the masses. Obama made and later broke every political promise he made while campaigning. Trump or anyone else can't be trusted either.

We must stand down government on all levels and go to strictly local private contracts among paying parties, guns, shame and the internet. Don't let the bastards get even a toehold. ... 
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J. - 9/15/2015 at 4:01 PM GMT
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 The Parties Crawl Off to Die  (18)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
Why does no one vote Libertarian? People say, "Don't waste your vote on a party that won't win." But what good is your vote if you waste it on a party that is just going to maintain the status quo. You can bet that if you vote Demo or Repo, that is what you'll get, a good can kicking maintenance of the status quo at all costs (to the middle class and poor). If the 50 to 60 % of the population that does not vote because they don't like the Demos or Repos would just get out there and vote Libertarian, it would be done.
Fiscally conservative (it's your money, keep it), and socially liberal (who cares what you do, we don't), the Libertarians would eliminate the alphabet soup of government agencies that take your money and tell you how to live, or else.

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Cameron Waugh - 9/10/2015 at 11:02 AM GMT
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 There Goes Europe  (25)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
Fiat currencies are the problem. After reading the comments below I thought I had come to the wrong site. Gold and silver are forced upon nations even though no .gov likes it, the question is, who goes first ? War is not necessary unless the Martian landscape appeals. Ironically, we can now see hi res images of that desolate planet. Was "Mars" the God of war ? 
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rmgraham52 - 9/22/2015 at 9:50 PM GMT
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 Blame America? No, Blame Neocons!  (8)
 - Ron Paul - 
Ron Paul says not to blame America
Having lived in the US for a decade Americans are wonderful people, generous of heart, and good all round, but the government of America represents its people and therefore as a democratically elected government they also stand for the US people-warts and all. Squirming to get out of it Ron Paul just doesn't wash-sorry Ron.

Like a virus its government has contaminated everything -finance markets, health care, foreign policy with corruption and greed.
Its no longer a democracy -the home of the brave and the free has long gone.
It once was a remarkable country for the world to look upon fondly as the bench mark for a civilised and democratic country, but no more and its demise is a forgone conclusion. So when Ron ... 
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neville - 9/29/2015 at 6:25 PM GMT
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 Tick Tick Tick  (38)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
Well commented James....america has enough idiots in it at the moment to sink the
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KennyW - 10/6/2015 at 12:22 PM GMT
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 Syriasly  (16)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
Could someone please state for the public record the reasons why the USA wants to overthrow the Government of Syria? The coup in Ukraine? What exactly are America's interests in doing this?  
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S W. - 10/6/2015 at 7:24 PM GMT
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 - Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Good Call. I am saying the same on nearly all his articles.
To wit, he has been and remains totally wrong about the PM's for years. 
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Answer To :overtheedge - 10/5/2015 at 9:52 PM GMT
"To wit, the “sixth sigma” similarity of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s silver and “Dow Jones Propaganda Average” charts."

When you trot out six sigma events as occurring often, perhaps you have no knowledge of statistical analysis.
BTW, it is six sigma not sixth sigma or it can be called six standard deviations.
And the odds of occurring is 3.4 occurrences per 1,000,000.
As each of these so-called occurrences are limited to daily, then 1,000,000 days at 3.4 occurrence equates to once every 804 years and 292 days if and only if the PTB operated 365 days a year. A better figure might be 220 days per year for about once every 1336.9 years.
Now these happening twice in a lifetime signals a problem with the data set, the analysis and/or the ...
ranbotrader - 10/3/2015 at 2:13 AM GMT
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 Fed?s Serious Inflation Risks
 - Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
The "Land of the Free"???? The irony is that most citizens are slaves who have been brainwashed that they are "free' when they are anything else. The mere fact that you have people people working full time for wages which are insufficient to sustain them. a 1% who live an obscene lifestyle with opulent wealth and a taxation system where the top manages to pay a minute percentage of tax signals that something is badly wrong. Sadly the media sells propaganda and the vested interests control the nation whilst Rome burns.
I have no confidence as to what is going to play out in the next 20 years. What I do know is that the huge national debt needs a total collapse in value as occurred in Germany in the 1920's. That will clear the books and stick lending nations l... 
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Answer To :overtheedge - 10/2/2015 at 10:26 PM GMT
Excellent. Too bad this is the harsh reality:
"So the idea that there are big risks of serious inflation breaking out is hyper-contrarian heresy, widely ridiculed."
Obviously many so-called analysts have failed to read LvM and perhaps some who have, have found LvM to be contrary to their belief system.
These same analysts will never grasp the simple truth that as MZM increases, the buying priorities of those using the money changes.
Increases in wages can delay this process for awhile, sometimes.
As discretionary monies decline, increasing debt load becomes exceedingly difficult to impossible.
No increase in debt loading prevents interest generation to service existing debt.
Interest generation absolutely requires inflation. THERE IS NO OT...
justatrader - 9/29/2015 at 6:30 AM GMT
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 Gold and Silver Update  (4)
 - Florian Grummes - The Silver GoldSpot
Hi Florian, good analysis. But don't you think have a stop at 1120 would be detrimental to the longer term upside bias? It is a great level of support/resistance so a possible retest either from 1110 or even after breaking 1120 a small retracement could help in covering the long positions at this level. I'm expecting to see a dip to 1122 and it should possible head upside from there on. Of course, with every %age decline i'm not keeping any high hopes for the moment. Let's see how prices react to 1122/1120 level.

The rally to 1180 is near picture perfect pointing to a bullish divergence correction over there. 
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S W. - 9/23/2015 at 8:40 PM GMT
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 - Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
More to the point, what has happened to Hoffman's predictions and urgings that the world is running out of gold and silver and you all should run on down to Miles Franklin and buy as much as you can because the price is going to the moon tomorrow.
That is,tomorrow for the last 4years. 
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Answer To :overtheedge - 9/22/2015 at 9:23 PM GMT
What happened to your Shemitah prophecy?
Perhaps they didn't read your article, get the memo or maybe it really was just pure nonsense.

I noticed you dropped it from your articles.
overtheedge - 9/17/2015 at 6:17 PM GMT
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 - Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
We can buy silver in whatever form and quantity we can afford.
And with credit cards, second mortgages, payday advances, etc, we can buy what we can't afford as well.
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Answer To :Vinney - 9/15/2015 at 9:27 AM GMT
As an australian citizen would you please answer what may be a silly question to experts such as yourself. Are U.S. citizens allowed to buy silver in anything but silver coins? Or like Australians, are you allowed to buy kilogram ingots of 999.9% silver? many thanks, Ivan.
sam_site - 9/19/2015 at 1:38 PM GMT
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 The Ravages of War…the only way to win is not to play the game!  (3)
 - Bill Holter - Miles Franklin

As you say when has China began, "an oil contract to trade in yuan as “opposed” to dollars"? Signaling the end of the Petrodollar that has propped up US wealth since 1973. With China openly selling Treasuries and all the Russian military maneuvering you mention, America and the West has finally been checkmated at every turn.

The only move left is for the globalist Zionists to pull their Global Authority Coup by announcing a new Global Climate Change Police by that globalist agent Pope Francis and a new SDR replacing the dollar. Don't be surprised if there is a fake UFO Invasion and possibly a nuked US city like Chicago to start a panic for this new global protection.

Of course the globalists will use hologram projection technology to conjur... 
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overtheedge - 9/19/2015 at 6:33 PM GMT
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 Gold remains money  (4)
 - Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
"... and the price of physical metal measured in government currencies will reflect more properly its unique monetary quality."

Maybe, maybe not. Those who accumulate gold may not be eager to buy government currency. Ergo accurate price discovery just might be impossible.
Try to keep in mind that once government currency reaches its true value, the vast majority will not have enough to buy anything or pay taxes.
Would anyone logically exchange value for valueless? No doubt there will be a few. A fool and their money are soon parted.

The availability of certain forms of gold products rises and falls.
With an annual addition of 1.5% to the above ground stocks, availability should increase unless some parties are accumulating just in cas... 
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Doom - 9/18/2015 at 10:49 PM GMT
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 Groundhog Day at the Fed  (16)
 - Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
It is weird how the mathematics made it very clear that no meaningful rate hike is possible (yes, I qualified that with "meaningful" because a hike of .0001% might not tank the economy). Our country/economy is so debt-ridden. more importantly 0% interest debt-ridden, that a tiny increment would increase the payments by multiples....and most can't make the payments now without taking out further loans.

It's checkmate, and been checkmate, for some time now. All that's left is the admission of defeat. 
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overtheedge - 9/9/2015 at 6:39 PM GMT
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 - Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Wow, another goyim that knows nothing about Shemitah.
Shemitah doesn't prophesize anything. It is a religious commandment for Jews.
Maybe you might wanna spend a few minutes with a rabbi before you continue spouting off this nonsense.

Perhaps these so-called analysts are attempting to pull off a self-fulfilling prophesy.
What better way to establish street credibility?
Yah, just create panic for the technical gamblers.
If enough of us analysts agree that cats are dogs, maybe the fools reading our nonsense will put leashes on their cats and take them to the dog park. 
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overtheedge - 9/9/2015 at 10:58 PM GMT
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 Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - When the Unsustainable No Longer Sustains
 - Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Just a what-if possibility.

If you have rehypothecated gold, sold it and delivered the physical, how could you replace the physical?
Perhaps drive the price down and accept that 30%, 50% or even 70% of the physical gets sucked into the Chindia blackhole.
At least the portion that comes available can be used to replace the physical that no longer exists in the vault.
At current spot, there is even the possibility of turning a profit to boot.
It would be most clever to replace the gold that was owned by deep pockets first as they probably have the financial resources to whip your posterior in court.
Small holders lacking deep pockets could be forced to accept cash in lieu of physical.

Imagine the loss of a tax revenue stream if the... 
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ted lujan - 9/11/2015 at 10:18 PM GMT
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 Silver's Vexing Slumber
 - Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Thanks Adam,
I needed a moral builder.
You reinforced that I may not be insane by buying into the silver stocks
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overtheedge - 9/12/2015 at 5:43 PM GMT
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 Cash Withdrawal Limits and “Bank Holidays” Coming?
 - Mark O'Byrne -
Consider the case of the USA. It has a legal tender law.
What if companies, corporations and individuals refused to accept direct deposit, refused to accept checks and demanded currency?
Ashes, ashes, the banks fall down.

Now in keeping with the concept of moving to a cashless society and the threat of electronic banking shutting down for just a few weeks, what better way to force the currency back into the vaults of the banks never to see daylight again?

The premise that gold and silver markets being shut down is nonsense.
1. There isn't enough gold and silver available to matter.
2. In keeping with #1 above, there isn't enough gold and silver in private hands to warrant seizure. It is only cost effective for large holdings; ETFs, e... 
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Gypsy - 9/14/2015 at 10:57 AM GMT
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 This Is Actually Going To Happen Next Year  (7)
 - John Rubino - Dollar Collapse
Japan, wholly owned by Wall Street since Japan's surrender in WWII, will be The Testing Ground for these New Ideas. Of course, the Japanese will be blamed for the Failure of these new ideas when that moment arrives. The "Fall Guy" has been created before he is needed ~ when New Ideas take down the whole Financial System. 
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neville - 9/24/2015 at 1:59 PM GMT
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 Bull Trap or Bottom in Gold and Gold Stocks?
 - Jordan Roy Byrne - The Daily Gold
Just who the hell do think you are byrne....I heard the balderdash you sprouted on the kitco website with that woman cambone.....and it is
continued here ...have you absolutely NO COMPASSION for the readers and THE TRUTH seekers of this world when it comes to forecasting
where gold or anything else for that matter is headed........577 words of meaningless nonsense ......Why don't you ever mention the
FACT that the greatest manipulation of all time has taken place on the commodities complex which makes the charts and other technical trash you look
To the good people of 24 H Gold I wish you all lots of good luck if you have gone against the advice of byrne ...Remember don't ever fine tune your buying
and the ... 
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overtheedge - 9/23/2015 at 7:47 PM GMT
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 - Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
"... And if you do, you’re likely to pay a physical premium at least 50% above the fraudulent “paper price.”"

If we assume the paper price is fraudulent, then why would anyone have a problem with paying perhaps 50% more for hard money?
I would prefer to pay less than spot, but it just don't work that way.
Perhaps the high premium better reflects the price of physical?

Until base metal production ramps up again, better figure on physical silver stocks to remain low and premiums high.
Either pay the price or don't.
Of course there is always the alternative.
When the premiums for silver go up, buy gold instead.

But for all you whiners, crybabies and shallow thinkers, it was only a few years ago we were paying $36, $40, $48... 
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justatrader - 9/25/2015 at 8:31 AM GMT
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 Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - Quite the Options Expiration -
 - Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Hi Jesee, I came across this site from Zeal LLC and stumbled upon your blog (don't see anywhere to comment so i'm back here).
Anyways, just a thumbs up on your article about Gold's option expiries yesterday. I was trading spot gold and was elated to have made some decent profits, but I was eager to know why price shot up the way it did into the mid-US trading hours. Funny enough, a search on Gold prices on Google in the past 24 hours threw up all kinds of results.. From Draghi's speech to flight to safety as reasons for Gold's rally. Yours was the only logical/clear reasoning and makes a lot more sense.

Thanks once again and you've earned a new devout follower.
P.S: The foodie pics on your blog makes me hungry!! 
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overtheedge - 9/25/2015 at 9:14 PM GMT
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 BEWARE: What If This Retail Silver Investment Shortage Doesn’t End?
 - Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
I only gave you three stars and here is why.
"However, the important factor to understand is that most investors go after the WELL KNOWN product first and then switch to other products when availability is an issue. Anyone who regurgitates that there is still plenty of silver to purchase fails to grasp the underlying cause of this recent surge in silver investment."

Though partly true, within it is a non sequitur which calls into question your entire thesis.
The reason why folks buy well known products is the hype about liquidity spouted by a myriad of dealers, analysts and outright fools.
If there is some sort of black swan event, all products will increase in price and undoubtedly decrease in availability.
The high premiums exist because p... 
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sonora69 - 9/29/2015 at 2:43 AM GMT
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 Congress and the Fed Refuse to Learn From Their Mistakes  (5)
 - Ron Paul - 
Great idea!! Audit the Fed, and while we're at it, let's get someone to audit the gold vaults in Fort Knox and at the Federal Reserve's gold storage under Manhattan. And don't forget commodity exchange gold warehouse stocks. Congress and the Fed are to blame for our current situation, but the real enabler was the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999. That left the banking industry free to do "whatever it takes" to make obscene profits, regardless of the risks and consequences. Many of us remember the standard five percent interest paid by all Savings Banks, who then primarily lent the money out in the local community. Now the money goes to the most speculative purposes with the least transparency and greatest leverage. Savers, pensioners, as well as the pensio... 
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Lonedog - 9/12/2015 at 1:53 PM GMT
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 Who’s the Big Enemy Right Now?  (6)
 - Michael S. Rozeff - Lew Rockwell
Silly man, just go back to Pogo, "We have met the enemy, and it is us." 
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ranbotrader - 9/22/2015 at 9:33 PM GMT
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 Fed Cred Dead  (13)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
I always enjoy articles from James.
James shows plenty of doom and gloom, which often accompanies age, but has a perspective and clarity which appeals to me. You won't get this sort of factual analysis from the mainstream which refuses to address the real issues lest they frightens the herd, which then becomes discontent with the parasitic organisations which both feed off it and manipulate it. 
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Dirk - 10/2/2015 at 6:40 PM GMT
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 Another Case of Market Manipulation! Gold... Again!
 - Philippe Herlin - GoldBroker
I have studied manipulation by central banks and cannot find any strong evidence that there is manipulation.
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J T. - 10/6/2015 at 3:16 PM GMT
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 I Wish Nobody Was Bombing Syria  (8)
 - Ron Paul - 
Dear Ron "wish the American people would finally demand that their government end its destructive policy of trying to change any regime that does not bow to Washington's demands."

AS you must already know, there are MANY informed and fed-up American people who would absolutely LOVE TO DEMAND that their govt end all kinds of evil policies and criminal and un-Constitutional activities. We'd love to see the warmongers and neocons and those who fund them and benefit from them tried in a very public forum, answer to all the evidence against them for all their traitorous acts and atrocities, and be fully prosecuted. So, give us a clue: who is there in our govt that WeThePeople could actually make our demands to?? Inquiring minds would just LOVE to k... 
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mclhrn - 10/6/2015 at 7:08 PM GMT
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 - Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
What an excellent article 
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overtheedge - 10/8/2015 at 6:40 PM GMT
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 Bundesbank “Reassures” Re. Gold Bullion Reserves as Deutsche Bank Shocks With €6 Billion Loss Warning
 - Mark O'Byrne -
Ah yes. An inventory sans serial numbers.
This is akin to stating we have 5 cars in the motor pool, but no identification.
Are these vehicles the new sedans or are they 1947 rolls-canardleys (rolls downhill and can hardly make it up the next hill).
Maybe they are just hangar queens aka just for parts?
But wait!!
Nobody has even looked to see if they exist.
Maybe they were recycled and all that is left is a scribbled notation on a receipt.

Perhaps the Bundesbank inventory missive is the result of a €5000 contract with a college freshman to invent an inventory.
After all, perhaps the Bundesbank is getting rental payments from the FedNY for bullion that was sold long ago. Who says that gold bullion must be a non-performing asse... 
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