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ranbotrader
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Last commentary posted on Friday, June 21, 2019
 
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 Frank Shostak
Why Wage Growth Is So Weak  (2)
What a total load of bollocks.
The western world is experiencing automation on a massive scale and CLASS WARFARE where workers are increasingly offered casual work and their pay rates are kept low. At the same time the top end of town as well as aspiring high income earners have been gaining huge pay increases.

I find it sad that any number of story tellers like the above do the economist BS and av...
6/21/2019 at 1:48 AMPermalink
 Wolf Richter
How Many Jobs Do Robots Destroy Answers Emerge  (1)
"new technology has created new jobs for software developers and data analysts."

Well there is a gah gah statement which says it all. Average workers who are INCAPABLE of doing the above jobs have no jobs and a few people get jobs in IT.

There are legitimate concerns about a future with very few jobs and the traditional forms of earning income are going to have to change. If they don't a wh...
3/29/2017 at 4:11 PMPermalink
 Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Inflation Spikes in 2017, Supporting Gold Prices Despite Increased Odds of March Rate Hike  (1)
Funny but a number of writers on this site have been calling DEFLATION. You can't have both can you? So what is the consensus or is it a matter of changing opinions every month?????? I am starting to feel that some of the authors are economists who have no idea. That might appear to be the case because economists of all persuasion have stuffed up western economies all around the globe: economists living on ...
2/17/2017 at 5:31 PMPermalink
 Ron Paul
Cut, Don't Reform, Taxes  (1)
If you are genuine, and I suggest you are anything other than this, then put forward what is needed: an end to the top raping the economy FOR ITSELF. That pretty well is half of the battle.

If you want to make the system fair then:

1. close ALL tax loopholes. These are only there for the wealthy to squirrel away their money.
2. make all tax shelters ILLEGAL. This will force multinatio...
2/7/2017 at 5:16 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Carnage of the Middle Class  (6)
Why didn't you come right out and say it Michael? The prime reason the middle class is being routed is that class warfare is occurring and the money is being taken from the middle class and sent to the already wealthy.
Pretty obvious. Workers being replaced and/or jobs sent to the third world? More money for wealthy business owners! Tax shelters for the rich and their multinational business interests p...
2/7/2017 at 5:16 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Frank Shostak
Should Cash be Abolished  (4)
"It is held that cash provides support to the shadow economy and permits tax evasion."

Are you kidding? Evading taxes? Multinationals and rich citizens around the planet already do that legally with their puppet governments looking the other way. Multinationals are permitted to export their profits to low or nil offshore tax havens and rich individuals are now doing the same.

The problem wit...
1/30/2017 at 10:07 PMPermalink
 Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
Freedom’s Leftist Enemies  (6)
Read this:

http://conservativeread.com/outsider-club-this-secret-group-controls-the-world/

Capitalism may be alive but the elites (they exist!) are in charge and control of most everything INCLUDING politics where they finance and install their own governments. The rest is just noise.
1/15/2017 at 11:04 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Forecast 2017: The Wheels Finally Come Off  (7)
I only got a part down on this War and Peace article. What I have read so far seems pretty plausible.
I do (so far) disagree with WHY America is in trouble. It has nothing to do with the cost of energy. If so America would now be turning the corner....which it is not.
The reason America is hitting the wall is:

1. it has relaxed import duties and now expects its labour force to compete with t...
1/5/2017 at 2:16 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Why Europe must end in tears  (6)
You are on the right track Keith. Sadly this author like so many others are simply promulgating the propaganda from the top end so as to avoid discussion of the real problem which is crippling all western economies: the ability of the rich to infiltrate and control governments for their own purpose: wealth redistribution.
12/10/2016 at 1:45 AMPermalink
 Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Why Europe must end in tears  (6)
So true. Tax cuts for the rich, a game which is accelerating in all western countries, whilst sold as 'more jobs' only ever ends up in the bank accounts of the very rich.
12/10/2016 at 1:43 AMPermalink
 Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Why Europe must end in tears  (6)
"Italy: they must bite the bullet on government finances and permit capital to be redeployed from moribund businesses to new dynamic entrepreneurial activities."

The private sector is not going to build roads, provide hospitals, schools, police, etc. for Italian society? Only to the rich my friend.

The greater problem is forcing multinationals, big business and the rich to PAY THEIR TAXES. ...
12/9/2016 at 11:51 PMPermalink
 Jan Skoyles - gold.ie
Cashless Society – War On Cash to Benefit Gold  (1)
I have felt the change since being a lad. It is coming and I am personally guilty of using less and less cash to pay bills and now only use cash for the small cost items.
The real mover will be a world currency. Not sure if that will happen in our lifetime but banks make a significant amount of money out of the inflated charges to convert to foreign currencies to pay overseas bills.
10/22/2016 at 1:31 AMPermalink
 Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Trade deals – a global issue
Sounds like an anti British rant Alisdair.
You say the EU banks are in bad shape but fail to mention the dead in the water US banks held up with monopoly money. Why?
So America (and the elites in Britain) want the decision of the British people reversed? Why does that not surprise me? Sounds more like a dictatorship as Brits have made it clear they want control of their borders.
Free Trade Deals? ...
10/7/2016 at 1:20 PMPermalink
 George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Who's on your side and who's not  (2)
I agree with you on some of your assessments George but do you still want to use public roads, hospitals, police and teachers.........or do you intend to build your own? That is the dilemma. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
What we need is to take electoral donations out of the political game and legislate to make any form of inducement (now, later, to family members, jobs after politics, etc.) ILLEGA...
10/7/2016 at 1:01 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
The New Totalitarianism  (10)
I got a part way into this 'story' before pulling the plug.
The facts that are being massaged again are quite clear to anybody who wants to see. The big end of town pays next to no tax and has more outs than holes in a Swiss cheese whilst at the same time demanding that wages and conditions for average citizens are decreased to zero. That's where the real game is.
When one understands that the big end ...
9/29/2016 at 2:06 AM  2  3  Rating :  -1 1 AnswerPermalink
 John Browne - Euro Pacific Capital
Apple Tax Grab by EU Invades IRS Airspace  (1)
This article defies belief.
1. "The aggressive stance of the Commission set off a furor of high level political argument" - politicians the world over are owned and controlled by the big end of town so why would they not be unhappy when multinationals are asked to pay tax.
2. "tax grab" - really??? Citizens are forced to pay tax so what is different for multinationals.
I am waiting to hear the ...
9/17/2016 at 3:06 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Darryl Robert Schoon - Survive the Crisis
Hyperinflation Versus Deflationary Collapse  (4)
"Germany intentionally hyperinflated its currency to pay its onerous war debts".

The US 'owns' significant amounts assets all around the world: land, equities, mines, etc. Let me get this straight....the US debt is so large that it will inflate its currency and then repay it's debt in monopoly money? ie funny money. And if we get deflation it will just default and claim insolvency? Is this the con...
9/8/2016 at 11:54 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Unknown Voluntary Servitude  (2)
Damned if you do. Damned if you don't.
Governments are short term self interest groups and could not be trusted with the money supply as their only interest is handing our sweets until the next election.
9/1/2016 at 12:49 AMPermalink
 Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
King of Debt vs. Queen of Deficits  (1)
Don't forget the extra hit now that overseas countries are having the audacity to require multinationals, mostly American companies, to pay the going rate of tax in their countries. Imagine, paying tax? Don't these countries know that multinationals create jobs????
And then you get the predicted response with a Whitehouse spokesperson getting in front of the cameras threatening retribution. Really? So ...
9/1/2016 at 12:46 AMPermalink
 Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The pensions mess: can gold help
Pension deficits?
Why would any responsible government EVER permit any business to hold pension contributions made by employees? Utter madness given that businesses are incorporated entities and are sometimes scuttled rather than fail....resulting in ANY entitlements disappearing.
Pension contributions should be held with either specific retirement fund businesses which are strictly audited twice a year...
6/11/2016 at 12:09 PMPermalink
 Michael J. Kosares - USA Gold
Former Bank of England head Mervyn King joins Alan Greenspan in advocating gold ownership
I sort of have to laugh at the perspective, or rather lack of it, which blames the victim rather than the perpetrator. Sort of like the rapist blaming his victim for having worn a skimpy dress. Same mentality.

Whilst demonising retiring boomers for expecting a PENSION after decades of paying into the government scheme the author cites the greedy boomers for wanting to retire before they die. So where...
6/8/2016 at 2:31 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
The Police State and Moral Relativism  (7)
The decay of moral behaviour is likely more the outfall of the abandonment of christian beliefs brought on predominantly from paedophiles within the church. Media also plays an important part in the fall of western society with the abandonment of values and moral absolutes. It is a lot more than the schooling system which more follows on rather than creates the environment for change for the worst.

I ...
5/26/2016 at 2:15 AM  2  1  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Real Estate Bubble Part II
So what is your advice for investors? Always easy to make 'predictions' but more difficult to make a call.
5/26/2016 at 1:58 AMPermalink
 Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The Endgame  (3)
"wherewithal". Better ways to make your point than finding obscure words in a dictionary Alasdair!

You state that currency is debased when money is created out of thin air, but money supply in the US has TRIPLED in only a few years and the opposite has happened. Value of US currency going up. Same deal in Japan.

I have to agree about your view of statistics. Statistics are widely used by go...
5/15/2016 at 1:28 AMPermalink
 Ron Paul
What Happened to the Revolution  (4)
This sounds like a right wing political article.
We have 2 ends of the spectrum. On the one end we have socialism. On the other we have what is loosely known as the 'free market'. In America there is no 'land of the free' as the 'free market' has been manipulated by the rich and the governments they elect by their media outlets preaching their dishonest right wing propaganda. So a 'free' system now sees ...
5/11/2016 at 1:07 AM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Sprott Money
A Big Bank Suggests WEALTH Taxation - Jeff Nielson
Good article. I almost clicked it off after the first couple a paragraphs but persevered. Worthwhile.
The issue not discussed is the means used by the 0.1% to hide their assets in tax shelters all around the planet and whilst a wealth tax would be wonderful how do you collect this from the obscenely rich when you do not know what they are worth? Not as easy as first thought.
The real issue is that the...
5/7/2016 at 2:02 AMPermalink
 George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Why government  (1)
Seriously, is this article on the level?

"Most people have the impression that government exists to protect and further our well-being." There is a statement which flies in the face of reality. Where is the discussion around who controls governments in all western countries? To answer that one simply follow the money trail and it is clear. In America, the land of the (not) free 90% of wealth is owne...
4/22/2016 at 1:04 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Oilprice.com - oilprice.com
Lithium War Heats Up After Epic Launch Of Tesla Model 3
At last some visionary comment rather than the oil propaganda you routinely see plastered all over the media.
It is claimed that the current low oil prices are because of oversupply. I contend that the oil industry has flooded the market in an attempt to destroy renewables thus retaining its monopoly. Bad luck guys. You are dead in the water and in 20 years time the wells will for the most part be capped ...
4/22/2016 at 12:50 AMPermalink
 Thorsten Polleit
Cash Banned, Freedom Gone  (2)
Agreed. But what about society readopting a gold currency? How does the state stop that other than banning it?
4/6/2016 at 1:33 PMPermalink
 Frank Shostak
Why Capitalists Are Repeatedly "Fooled" By Business Cycles
You fail to understand human behaviour Frank. The essence is always in the timing. Same in the sharemarket. The first movers often understand that the game goes on for years and years before the music stops. So do businessmen as well. It's the last in who has not understood the game who is always burnt. Same with property mortgages.....which only hurt those who take out a mortgage just before the cycle tur...
12/21/2015 at 11:30 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Christmas Present  (14)
You sound like a man who has lost all hope James. Not perhaps the best way to approach the season where hope is all the (non Muslim) human race has.

Your comments about Trump are pertinent and this man is a raving looney...which has the support he has because Americans are tired of the lying nig business owned politicians and governments they have to have. Nobody ever elected the fossil fuel industry ...
12/21/2015 at 10:00 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Frank Shostak
How Money Disappears in a Fractional-Reserve Money System  (1)
" Tom exercises his demand for money by holding some of his money in his pocket and the $1,000 he keeps in the Bank X demand deposit. By placing $1,000 in the demand deposit he maintains total claim on the $1,000." What's "demand deposit"? This sounds like a whole lot of economist gobbledigook. Better to write a piece like this so that it makes sense.
Question: you claim that money created in fractional ...
12/2/2015 at 10:49 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Stealing Deflation  (4)
I agree. And lets not forget that both business and government will have less debt due to inflation and more debt if deflation. America in particular is already technicallly insolvent and the last thing it needs is real interest rates or deflation. That would cause a currency reset methinks.
11/30/2015 at 11:45 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
More Dirt on the Bitcoin  (16)
Are bitcoins not open to the same manipulation as paper fiat currencies? What is to stop the controller (some Central bank yet to be created) from issuing more bitcoins?
11/15/2015 at 11:41 AMPermalink
 Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
More Dirt on the Bitcoin  (16)
Your comments sound more like a rabid dog foaming at the mouth than an informed response. A pity your mother did not take the time to teach you better manners and a little self control.
Money is a medium of exchange. Nothing more. It has no value as such. Gold used to be a medium of exchange a very long time ago, but it no longer is. Neither is bitcoin because it is accepted as such.
Your statement...
11/15/2015 at 11:40 AMPermalink
 Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
More Dirt on the Bitcoin  (16)
What a dumb dumb article. Is this for real?
Both gold and bitcoin are of course not 'money' even though they may be substituted for same. In the end it comes down to the other side of the transaction and what is acceptable. It could be a wife, two goats and bottle of booze being an acceptable payment.
The real problem with bitcoin is that it is a number on a screen and a file on a hard disk. Both can...
11/13/2015 at 2:09 AM1 AnswerPermalink
 Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Fed’s US Debt Bomb  (1)
Isn't it a pity that after the GFC governments did not allow a zero rate interest policy and omit residential housing and stocks from this exemption. That way money might have flowed into industrial development rather than speculating. But I guess you have to understand who is pulling the levers and for whose benefit.
10/31/2015 at 3:45 AMPermalink
 Silver Analyst
A Myth Concerning Gold Confiscation  (1)
What a lot of twaddle! Sounds like the author is just trying to justify owning gold.
The reality of 'today' is that government will get their hands on ALL electronic customers information for the past 30 years. No escape from that nameless author. You will get a knock on the door and unless you have disposed of your stash you WILL be caught out when your home is searched with a metal detector. Reality!
10/31/2015 at 3:40 AMPermalink
 Ron Paul
Politicians Exploit School Shooting While Ignoring Bombing Victims  (4)
Your article is that of a schoolboy Ron.
First, domestic massacres are different to international conflicts because citizens are not at war.
Second, fiddling with gun laws and not taking the real medicine is the problem. Whilst politicians of all flavour are in bed with the NRA and gun manufacturers there can be no way forward. Whilst politicians are allowed to accept election funding and after politic...
10/13/2015 at 1:26 AM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Bang, You’re Dead  (21)
And there lies a part of the problem! If your family is massacred you may actually think twice about your acceptance of this gun nonsense.
10/13/2015 at 1:07 AM  1  3  Rating :  -2 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Bang, You’re Dead  (21)
Your article has hit the nail on the head and that is the outcome of the 1% taking 90% of the nation's wealth. Turning the other end of society into a welfare dependent cohort with no hope in life can only breed resentment, and whilst some of committing massacres are not the bottom of the heap there are many who live a violent unlawful life. When Wall Street turns you into a desperado how can any of us blame t...
10/13/2015 at 1:06 AM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Chris Martenson
Deflation Warning: The Next Wave  (2)
Good article.
The media is owned by big business interests and highly 'controlled' by governments, especially right wing governments. Very little of what we read in the financial columns is worth the time to read and those who have been in the financial markets long enough my understand that when particular stocks are touted as being worth buying then this is when the big boys are often getting out and th...
10/3/2015 at 4:33 AMPermalink
 Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Feds Serious Inflation Risks  (2)
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 i...
10/3/2015 at 4:13 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Fed Cred Dead  (14)
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.
9/22/2015 at 11:33 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Ron Paul
Blame America No, Blame Neocons!  (8)
You don't often see an article where the bones of the problem are laid bare.
Those who have the power to wage war and whose perverse ideals are routinely clouded in the national flag are indeed the problem. The same people are also never brought before the courts to account for their crimes. And so the game goes on.
9/22/2015 at 11:22 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Parties Crawl Off to Die  (18)
It is not often you see a writer tell the story like it is. The more usual spiel from the mainstream Press is to hide the truth from the public lest the servant revolt. Calm is the word of the day. And so the game goes on: corrupt government by vested interests kill the national interest to feed themselves. So the obscene divide between rich and poor grows at an alarming rate whist you see the big end of to...
9/15/2015 at 1:18 PM  3  1  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
There Goes Europe  (25)
Great article James. My thoughts exactly.
What citizens in the west forget as they are whipped into a "we have to do something for these poor people" lather is that the large large numbers of predominantly economic migrants need to be housed and live in infrastructure which needs to be built (for them). And then there is the question of whether or not MOST will contribute to their new civilisation and simp...
9/7/2015 at 1:02 PM  4  1  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Ron Paul
For Immigration Answers, Look to Liberty  (3)
"What should be done with the estimated 15 million people living in the United States without the legal right to be here?" ANSWER: send them back. That is what a responsible government looking after its citizens would do. But then where would the cheap labor be? Called having a bet each way.
The reality is that America is now stuck with its imports and that it will have to bear the huge cost of generall...
8/26/2015 at 2:05 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Worse Than Hitler  (16)
That is the point sneezy. Trump is NOT getting election funding from those who own the game so he is in a unique position....although he will need the support of Congress. Maybe you have a point.
8/26/2015 at 8:53 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Worse Than Hitler  (16)
Love it.
8/26/2015 at 8:51 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Worse Than Hitler  (16)
I like this article. Very observant.
"Cowardliness" pretty well describes politicians of all manner today. Gutless pretend leaders who are more concerned with 'the king's new clothes' so to speak than properly governing the nation.
There is a worldwide push from the third world which is making its way to first world countries to access the lifestyles we all enjoy. Leaders, if you can call them that, of...
8/26/2015 at 8:49 AM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Philippe Herlin - GoldBroker
What is the Real Weight of Gold in the Global Economy  (4)
This article assumes China is a free world economy. Nothing is further from the truth and the Chinese Communist government will repatriate gold. Bet on it.
7/21/2015 at 12:45 PMPermalink
 Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
The Template for the End Game: Lies and Fraud Followed by Bail-Ins  (3)
Busy having fun and leaving the politics to 'somebody else'. And as always too stupid to understand what is happening whilst they continue to vote in exactly the wrong candidates.
7/6/2015 at 12:13 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
The Template for the End Game: Lies and Fraud Followed by Bail-Ins  (3)
What this article fails to mention is that prudential regulators in MOST, if not all, western countries have incorporated the Cyprus style Bail-In arrangements into their documentation and NOT told the wider public. These regulations have been put in place for the day they are needed.
We all live with corrupt governments who do as they like and who are elected by vested interests. These large companies a...
7/6/2015 at 12:11 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Extreme Gold/Silver Shorting  (3)
Large American futures traders have a lot to answer for. Gold is but one of the commodities whose real value they distort as they plunder the economies of entire smaller nations. The fact that the intended end game is to divert money needed by other nations into the domestic American economy may be legal, but how this is done is disgraceful and this should not be legal.

Greece? The choice: cave in a...
6/27/2015 at 2:55 AMPermalink
 Ron Paul
The Real War on The Middle Class  (3)
Do you seriously believe that poorer American and middle class Americans matter in this debate. So who do you think controls Congress and in whose interests does Congress act?
You are avoiding the real debate: that politics has long ago been hijacked and is acting for the vested interests who provide election funding for election campaigns.....the rich. This is who owns the government, and it is not much ...
4/29/2015 at 7:10 AMPermalink
 Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Silver Poised to Surge  (3)
Why do I get the feeling that this wesite is trying to talk up the silver price? Time will tell I guess but I've been reading the same spiel fot the past couple of years as the price continues to drop.
3/21/2015 at 4:02 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
China Copper Con
And American business does not manipulate every market on the planet, including the currencies of countries it needs to important businesses and currencies from? The teapot calling the kettle black methinks.
3/16/2015 at 11:59 PMPermalink
 Ron Paul
A Green Light for the American Empire  (13)
What a lot of patriot twaddle.

Paul avoids mention of the humiliating defeat in Vietnam and fails to mention that superior military capabilities cannot win war against an opponent who hates yiu. Paul also fails to mention that America is hated in many parts of the planet.

Readers should understand that nations which have their assets and resources plundered by a cunning nation will not always ...
3/16/2015 at 11:52 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Silver Ready to Run  (2)
This is the next instalment in a long line of similar calls. Whilst I have some sympathy for this view the fat lady is still not singing.
1/18/2015 at 5:09 AMPermalink
 Dan Popescu - GoldBroker
Will World Governments Confiscate Gold  (10)
What you need to appreciate 1476 AD is that unlike 1935 everything is electronic nowadays. So not hard for the government to find anybody who has bought gold in the past 20 years. So do you really believe that a country which realises that it is on the wrong side of a currency rout is not going to play catch-up any way it can? It brings to mind a story I read in a Denver paper about a guy who claimed he had t...
11/12/2014 at 3:23 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Ron Paul
Will The Swiss Vote to Get Their Gold Back  (18)
I find this article OBJECTIONABLE.

Swiss banks have a history of HIDING the illegally obtained money of CRIMINALS. They have been doing this for decades under the guise of 'business'. Whilst average citizens in all countries pay their taxes the big boys cheat and move their money to places where their governments cannot find it, and then often cry bankruptcy. Switzerland is at the top of this deck....
9/16/2014 at 1:43 AMPermalink
 Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Heavy PM Shorting Bullish  (4)
I'm with you JerseyJoe.
From many articles I have read it looks like a market manipulator at work who is protected by governments because the establishment are the government.
Goldman called a $AUD of $1.10 less than a years ago. The price then proceeded to fall to around $0.88s and it looks like Sachs has again scammed traders.
Those in charge at Goldman should be jailed for corruption, not rewar...
9/13/2014 at 3:24 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Andy Sutton
The Death of the American Middle Class with Graham Mehl  (8)
Your blog sounds more like conspiracy theory blog than anything else. Whilst I cannot but agree that organisations like the Catholic church have become (non christian) business multinational empires I do not believe that any group has permeated every part of our business and government community.
From the limited data I see it appears that the problem is more a case of big business around the world owning g...
9/13/2014 at 3:32 AMPermalink
 Andy Sutton
The Death of the American Middle Class with Graham Mehl  (8)
This is one of the clearest and well written articles I have ever read. No lies. No con. No self interest. No omitting the facts. Well done Andy. Your presence will be missed.

We all feel the middle class under attack, everywhere in the world. This is coming from the top end of society: the rich, the 1%, the establishemnt, who live with the notion that they produce wealth and should not have to pa...
9/12/2014 at 1:39 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
QE3’s Ominous End Looms  (7)
So when do stock market corrections often occur? October? Very interesting.
9/6/2014 at 12:27 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Dan Popescu - GoldBroker
Above-ground Gold Stock - How Much Is There and Why Does it Matter  (7)
I might have thought that the most pertinent graph (not given) would have been WORLD POPULATION vs TOTAL GOLD SUPPLY. This may have provided very interesting data and the trend would have been informative.
9/2/2014 at 12:56 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Ty Andros - traderview
Useful Idiots and The Something For Nothing Society - Part IV of V  (5)
Whilst I empathise with some of the content in this article I take exception to the 'its all mine' philoshophy.

Societies do not belong to rich citizens even though these folk may disagree. Societies are a collective and we all live in the same fishbowl, the poor unable to survive without business and the rich unable to survive without poor and average citizens WHO MAKE MARKET. This is the reality of ...
8/26/2014 at 5:30 AMPermalink
 Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold Rising-Rate Fallacy  (2)
I am beginning to wonder if this forum is a propaganda forum littered with traders trying to promote their own outcomes.
If this article is genuine then why does the author not include a graph of the stock market to show the real return of gold? I believe that such a graph would show that the stock market ourperforms gold by a long way. But seeing is believing. So where is the graph????
8/23/2014 at 5:28 AMPermalink
 Thorsten Polleit
The Worst of All Monetary Policies  (7)
You state:

"A rise in the money stock leads........... to a decline in the purchasing power of a money unit" and,
"The rise in the money stock can be expected to translate into higher prices".

I have always believed that increasing the money supply should mean that it has falling value but it ain't happening. The $US is holding its value fairly well when it should be dropping. And the co...
7/20/2014 at 2:44 AMPermalink
 Dan Popescu - GoldBroker
Is Gold the Anti-Dollar " United States’ Role in the Gold Market  (6)
Just like the share market fiat currencies will continue to exist until people lose confidence in them. After that there is only one way to go. If the Fed stops printing its funny money immediately then perhaps the US dollar may survive a while longer but then Americans would have to face the inconvenient truth that goods made overseas have a real cost and that (overseas) debt has to be repaid in real dollars....
7/15/2014 at 2:21 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Asian gold strategy clarifying  (20)
Perhaps you are right. The financial system which appears to be owned by the banking system is wrought with corruption, the fraudulent manipulation of markets and the refusal of all governments to properly regulate and prosecute. And it never much changes over time. Only the faces and the 'next' fraud on society....whilst remuneration continues to climb for those in charge.
I don't know if the Chinese are...
7/6/2014 at 7:14 AMPermalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
How Much Gold Should Someone Own Where and How To Own It  (3)
Mish: owning EFTs and any form of paper gold seem to ignore the danger of currency collapse. Surely that is the main reason for actually owning gold.
7/4/2014 at 5:40 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Asian gold strategy clarifying  (20)
We live in interesting times. If your predictions come to pass then expect Uncle Sam and every other western government to knock on your door as they try to undo the results of employing highly paid idiots (economists) to produce strategies so that banks and the rich are able to manipulate markets and prosper. Sadly, the game will be over and ordinary citizens will be asked to pay a second time. Some things n...
6/8/2014 at 3:07 PM  3  3  Rating :  0 1 AnswerPermalink
 Chris Martenson
The US Shale Oil Miracle Disappears  (11)
There is a real, hidden and long term danger in fracking and most countries in the world are ignoring the dangers in the feeding frenzy (sic) to extract this much needed source of energy and make money. Whilst arid areas pose little danger to the environment we are seeing fracking on fertile farming land where the effects on the subterranean water is being totally ignored because the industry has its (paid) pol...
5/30/2014 at 2:13 AM  1  2  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Homeless  (34)
I think that you are ignoring the facts James.

What is happening in contemporary America is that 1% of the population now owns 90% of the wealth, that rich people pay a paltry amount of tax and that corporations move their profits around the world in search for the lowest tax rate on the planet. The result is that the tax base is too small to maintain the basic services people need and the lifestyle th...
5/28/2014 at 12:12 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Your Call Is Important To Us  (29)

Ok I'll bite.

COST CUTTING and AVOIDANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY are the two main drivers of what we all now have to suffer. There are some companies which do not want to get an email from customers so they either avoid putting a link on their website or make it so hard to find that customers give up. I must say that phone contacts are still available for most but often one gets through to a Call Centr...
5/20/2014 at 2:17 AM  2  5  Rating :  -3 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Lying or Just Stupid  (37)
Read the article again.
5/7/2014 at 1:17 AM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Lying or Just Stupid  (37)
Personally I think that this article hits the nail on the head. You have your head in the sand overtheedge and refuse to acknowledge the obvious. But maybe you are also a Republican and care only about MONEY and those who are prepared to destroy all to get more.
5/7/2014 at 1:17 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Lying or Just Stupid  (37)
What else might one expect from a Republican. The ratings say it all.
5/7/2014 at 1:13 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Lying or Just Stupid  (37)
Spot on analysis with which I have to agree.

What you did not mention is that the nation, just like many other western nations, has essentially abandoned Christianity as a way of life and embraced dishonest unaccountable misconduct and greed. When you have 1% owning 90% of the wealth with the poorest either having no jobs or locked into slavery then what do you expect other than the law of the jungle...
5/7/2014 at 1:09 AM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 FOFOA - FoFOA
Think like a Giant 3  (8)
I think that you need to write a book FOFOA.

I got to what appeared to be several inconsistencies and read on a bit more before falling to sleep.

You make some comments about burying gold and transactions "between Giants" but you fail to discuss the fact that governments and their tax offices monitor deals of significant size. So whilst paying up say $200 billion for some asset seems possible ...
4/9/2014 at 2:42 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 1 AnswerPermalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
No Increase in Wealth Inequality for Top 1 Since 1960  (6)
So are you for real Mish? Without even a quantitative analysis it is obvious that 'average' Americans are beginning to join the ranks of the working poor.

With respect to your information for want of another word:

1. Your graph "Cumulative change in real household capital income" appears to tell a different story to the one you are peddling.
2. The above graph indicates that the top 1%...
4/4/2014 at 7:32 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
The Dollar Cannot Be Devaluated and Sucidal Bankers  (26)
It appear to me that you may be living in ga ga land Hugo. Whilst you may have a politically correct point your statement:

"As things now stand, it is impossible to devalue the dollar."

is most likely something you have gleaned from bureaucrats as it defies general logic. Whilst there may not be an 'official' devaluation the dollar has been floated and THE MARKET determines its value. Sure t...
3/29/2014 at 12:36 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 David Morgan - Silver Investor
My Two Bits about Bitcoin  (7)
The questions which need answering are:

1. Who underwrites this form of currency? Individuals can abscond whilst governments can default but not disappear.
2. How can fraud protection be maintained? Given that anything online is fair game to hackers and that 'credits' are little more than binary digits then who is to say who owns these credits?

The bitcoin concept is the way of the futu...
3/22/2014 at 1:45 AMPermalink
 Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Lessons From the Panic of 1907  (15)
"the central government at this time was weak, and regulation was largely in the hands of the business principals"

"If you wish to take the measure of a society, look to how its weakest members are protected from its strongest, and its predators skulking at the fringes."

The above comments tell a compelling tale.

The GFC made two things abundantly clear: that the rich bankers who ca...
3/11/2014 at 3:51 AMPermalink
 Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
Gold Scams Revisited  (13)
Whilst I agree with your sentiments Peter you also need to explore what dumb western governments will do when they realise that gold is king: show up, take your gold and give you their all but worthless paper money which is falling like a rock.

The other issue is how to store your gold. If you leave it in storage then you run the risk of being scammed or the government having easy access. If you le...
3/8/2014 at 1:58 AMPermalink
 Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
The Hows and Whys of Gold Price Manipulation  (17)
"Quantitative Easing is a threat to the dollar’s exchange value."

You wouldn't think so given that the dollar has firmed against non money printing currencies around the world.

One needs to ask if there is more than gold manipulation going on as the impotent response that US economic recovery is the reason the dollar is rising is a furfy and it is more than likely that gold and currency manip...
1/21/2014 at 11:26 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Global Warming Chickenlittleism  (11)
I hear that Australia is having a heat wave. And I hear that the US had an extremely hot summer and for several years running has had serious bush fires.

So what's your point? My feeling is that you may be over-simplifying an extremely complex problem which will benefit from even more powerful super-computers to improve the modelling.
1/14/2014 at 1:46 PM  1  6  Rating :  -5 1 AnswerPermalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Global Warming Chickenlittleism  (11)
A man who risks the place he lives for a piece of paper (money) is a fool.

If the IPCC disappears it will be because big business interests who are threatened by the findings of the IPCC have seduced governments elected by big business money and have won. This would not mean that climate change is not occurring and it certainly will not stop what is happening.

"Economic damage" - what a load...
1/14/2014 at 1:41 PM  0  7  Rating :  -7 1 AnswerPermalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Global Warming Chickenlittleism  (11)
Haven't done the math but maybe something better left to the experts. The reason I say this is that I hold concerns that the profile of the oceans is not constant and that it is more complex than melting ice alone. I'd have to put in some time to make a better call but it still appears that the main driver of rising sea levels would have to be the warming of the oceans. By example if 1 cubic metre of water ha...
1/14/2014 at 1:31 PM  1  7  Rating :  -6 1 AnswerPermalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Global Warming Chickenlittleism  (11)
I do not hate Germans as I was born in Germany. What I hate is arrogant individuals who have a big offensive mouth and no idea of manners with empathy for nobody other than themselves. I have to (sadly) admit that I normally do not get into the gutter with people like you. On this occasion I failed and as a result now have fleas.

You continue to demonstrate the German methodical manner of dissecting ...
1/14/2014 at 3:28 AM  1  5  Rating :  -4 1 AnswerPermalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Top Strategist: A Shocking Revelation About Gold Mining Companies  (8)
It is fashionable to flog off one's gold shares these days but I'll hang on to my mining shares and take the hit if I have the wrong ones. Unless central banks and their money printing governments know something I don't (they may) then this may well end badly. I'll take the punt.
1/13/2014 at 10:19 PMPermalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Global Warming Chickenlittleism  (11)
The problem with climate science is that it is by no means exact and that it is a work in progress. The problem with the debate on climate change is that not that there are doubters but rather that there are trolls who seek to sink this Titanic in spite of the consequences.

A quote from Albert Einstein who also put forward an inconvenient theory: "there are only two things infinite, the universe and...
1/13/2014 at 10:12 PM  1  7  Rating :  -6 2 AnswersPermalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Global Warming Chickenlittleism  (11)
I've already had a debate with one person who is unpalatable so not looking to trade insults. I will help if I may.

Water expands when heated just like other liquids. Water behave strangely between 0C and 4C. It expands when cooled below 4C but apparently begins to contract again below 0C. I believe the behaviour has to do with the covalent bonds between the hydrogen and two oxygen atoms.

I...
1/13/2014 at 1:01 PM  1  6  Rating :  -5 1 AnswerPermalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Global Warming Chickenlittleism  (11)
You certainly are an offensive son of a bitch. Perhaps Schweinhund might be a better name rather than Schwerpunkt. In your attempt to throw your mud as you behave like a gen Y on steroids you fail to understand that ich bin ein jehmahls Berliner and I hold a degree in Aeuronautical Engineering. Sorry if this does not fit your model and that you think that I must be a dumb arse idiot. I'm sure you'll have an...
1/13/2014 at 11:31 AM  1  6  Rating :  -5 1 AnswerPermalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Global Warming Chickenlittleism  (11)
You have a point.
1/12/2014 at 9:50 AM  1  3  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Global Warming Chickenlittleism  (11)
Now we are getting to the heart of the issue. Perhaps state what your business is so that we can all see if you are conflicted. And yes you need to be HONEST.....yeah right!

I won't bother analysing every piece of tripe you have written as it is a waste of what is left of my weekend as it is clear that your position has nothing to do with "evidence" and everything to do with put downs and rhetoric wit...
1/12/2014 at 8:11 AM  1  5  Rating :  -4 1 AnswerPermalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Global Warming Chickenlittleism  (11)
Overtheedge in name as well as nature. I'll bite:

#1 you are talking bullsh**. You have to be a scientist and have detailed knowledge in the area you are reviewing to actually review. And the fact that you have an opinion will not detract from the results if they are lacking. YOU know as well as I do that the vested interests have endless amounts of capital to find holes and that apart from living ...
1/12/2014 at 5:09 AM  2  5  Rating :  -3 1 AnswerPermalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Global Warming Chickenlittleism  (11)
Funny how a climate article was allowed on what is a Gold and Silver website.

By all means be "skeptical". I respect that. What I do not respect is the cash for comment drones who live on websites seeking to tear down what their employers do not want. I'll argue the toss all day long but when the credentials of those who oppose climate science have no credibility then one has to stand up and call bul...
1/12/2014 at 3:18 AM  2  9  Rating :  -7 1 AnswerPermalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Global Warming Chickenlittleism  (11)
Given the length of this response it is apparent that this author is not a casual reader.

In response:

1. the real danger is the person who sticks his head in the sand and hopes that it will all go away. It won't.
2. by all means attack the IPCC. It is easy to rubbish research when you have no scientific credentials yourself. The important question is WHO PAYS YOUR SALARY? This is the c...
1/12/2014 at 12:52 AM  1  7  Rating :  -6 1 AnswerPermalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Global Warming Chickenlittleism  (11)
A couple of observations:

1. "I know that the environmental community violates a basic tenant of science by reporting to the general public before undergoing critical peer review." - the IPCC report IS PEER REVIEWED, unlike articles from deniers.
2. gas diffusion in polar ice? Never heard of that one. What exactly are the conclusions drawn and their limitations?
In fairness I had a quick lo...
1/11/2014 at 11:46 PM  1  8  Rating :  -7 1 AnswerPermalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Global Warming Chickenlittleism  (11)
This is the kind of article climate deniers love. Whilst statements about the long term future (millions of years) may be correct the survival of the human race is measured in a much shorter time span. Hence the need to guard against changes which occur over hundreds of years as opposed to millions of years for some of the patterns Mills talks about in this piece of literature.

One of the doubt creati...
1/11/2014 at 11:12 PM  2  8  Rating :  -6 1 AnswerPermalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Humorous Quote of the Day  (3)
Come on Mish. Are you serious. The reality is that EVERY COUNTRY lies. The only question is the degree of dishonesty. If you think that governments and their politicians are honest then you clearly also still believe in the Tooth Fairy.
1/11/2014 at 10:15 PM  1  4  Rating :  -3 1 AnswerPermalink
 Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Silver Short Squeeze 2  (5)
I am not sure if I am missing something but I recall from last week that Comex had an inflow of silver and an outflow of gold. Does an inflow not point to excess supply and a resulting shorting of the commodity?
1/4/2014 at 10:56 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Obamacare Showdown: Missouri Bill to Gut Obamacare, Ban Penalties, Ban Healthcare Exchange; How Woul  (5)
Lets be serious guys, Obamacare has been deamonized by the Republican side of politics because rich folk do not believe that they should contribute one red cent to help the poor who are routinely dying in the gutters. The irony is that the rich own the financial system and poor people are expected to work for peanuts so that the rich can have extreme wealth. Often the working poor require food stamps despite h...
12/29/2013 at 12:08 AM  2  8  Rating :  -6 Permalink
 Jeffrey Lewis
The Target Test and the Financial System  (5)
Good article Jeffrey.

"It is true that the major media outlets are owned by a very small group of interests." That is why there are often one sided election campaigns and why you also have a failure to report when government corruption is in progress. Media owners find it more convenient to do a 'dog up the tree' story rather than report the real news or to try and fix corruption in high places.
<...
12/28/2013 at 11:49 PM  1  7  Rating :  -6 Permalink
 Scott Wright - Zealllc
Silver Stocks 5  (5)
For all the talk, graphs and predictions Scott you are ignoring the fundamentals: that the masters of the universe and their clones are perfect manipulators. And when they can no longer hold up their ridiculous positions they will collapse the game, force investors out of their positions and assets and then buy assets for a pittance as the game begins a new.

The trick is to try and out guess the bastar...
12/28/2013 at 11:38 PMPermalink
 Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Deceptions, Dupes Dots  (8)
"The people can take action, and need not succumb with mutterings and idle complaints."

People are little more than cattle: easily led, gullible and apathetic seekers of self fulfillment. Is it any wonder why those who control the cattle can do as they like? But then we have the media to advise people don't we? This is laughable as the media is also under the control of those who have real power so ...
12/27/2013 at 11:51 PMPermalink
 Lew Rockwell
The Holy Family and the Businessman  (6)
Sounds like we are desperate for a narration here.

"Such is the fate of the merchant throughout all history: doing well, doing good, and forgotten for his service to humanity."

I have to take exception to this sort of rhetoric as it paints a picture which is seldom the case. So where are businesses like the coal and asbestos mining industries which have caused unimaginable pain in the past and...
12/27/2013 at 11:24 PM  1  7  Rating :  -6 Permalink
 George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Has the Fed made the world a safer place  (3)
You have made 2 observations which are quite accurate:

1. Voters are indeed idiots for the most part. They are apathetic, easily influenced and will vote for what is bad for them. And then down the track the same folk will complain whilst never realising that it is their own ignorance and lack of understanding of anything past their immediate needs which has caused their pain. The old saying that "y...
12/19/2013 at 1:32 AMPermalink
 Gary Dorsch - SirChartsAlot
Will the 'Least Loved' Bull throw a 'Taper Tantrum'  (2)
Good article Garry.

"However, for Middle America, disposable income adjusted for inflation, has declined." Well what do you expect when the money is all heading for the bank accounts of the rich. This is a fundamental problem for the economy and one needs to pay heed to the old saying that when money is not available to go round the loop then it ceases to work. This is exactly what appears to be play...
12/7/2013 at 4:06 AMPermalink
 Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
Common Gold Silver Pitfalls to Avoid  (5)
My understanding is that all G20 nations have adopted BAIL IN ARRANGEMENTS as adopted by Cyprus after the GFC. So if a bank gets into trouble it simply helps itself (steals) depositor money from individuals who have deposited funds in an often low interest safe deposit account. The legislation is already there. Regulators have put it into place and all it will take for it to be enacted is deflation and fallin...
11/19/2013 at 12:06 AMPermalink
 Andy Sutton
Russian Roulette  (5)
"systemic greed and predation" is spot on. But you need to go further if you dare. This greed appears to be concentrated in Washington where the rich control both sides of politics. You only need to look at repeated massacres and the refusal of the Democrats to allow even the most basic of background checks to understand that the gun manufacturers are not to be limited or inconvenienced in any way. The fact ...
11/16/2013 at 7:48 AM  0  4  Rating :  -4 Permalink
 Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
The Silver Market in 2013  (12)
Jan:

Your statement about an improvement in global economic conditions flies in the face of reality. If you mean that things are appearing more rosy because the US, Europe and Japan have joined the money printing game then you need to understand that this is not the same as a real solution to the debt crisis. It could all end badly and the clock is still ticking in that respect.

The reason s...
11/14/2013 at 11:07 PMPermalink
 Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
The Silver Market in 2013  (12)
I am not real sure that the 3:1 figure of available metal is correct. It was always my understanding that there was much more silver in existence (and being mined) than gold. One needs to question where the figures came from.
11/14/2013 at 11:02 PMPermalink
 Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
The Silver Market in 2013  (12)
A couple of inaccuracies on your part Glyn. The most glaring is your belief that industrial demand ensures that this silver disappears forever. It doesn't. With increased recycling of electronic components a good part of this recoverable.
11/14/2013 at 10:59 PM1 AnswerPermalink
 Charleston Voice
The State's Education Monopoly Increases Prices and Destroys Choice - Ron Paul  (9)
I spent 25 years in senior education Spokes.

You make the statement "many teachers themselves are not trained in most of the subjects they teach" and I can but say that MOST TEACHERS ARE HIGHLY SKILLED IN WHAT THEY TEACH. The issue is that because the masters of the universe believe that teachers should be poorly paid they fail to realise that instead of teaching our best and brightest go into careers ...
10/23/2013 at 1:36 AM  0  6  Rating :  -6 1 AnswerPermalink
 Charleston Voice
The State's Education Monopoly Increases Prices and Destroys Choice - Ron Paul  (9)
You are clearly US based whilst I am Australian based so there may be some differences between our systems. But not much I dare say.

We have gone from an era where results were PUBLISHED in the papers, a sort of honour roll, to now where it is not permitted. The little darlings are so sensitive and their over protective parents make sure that results are kept strictly within family and that continued ...
10/22/2013 at 1:52 AM  1  5  Rating :  -4 1 AnswerPermalink
 Charleston Voice
The State's Education Monopoly Increases Prices and Destroys Choice - Ron Paul  (9)
Can't disagree with that. Our financial system is heavily weighted so that bankers and the rich can prosper and so that the rest of the planet pays and reaps little if anything.
10/22/2013 at 1:27 AM  1  3  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Gold Resurrection from Financial Disaster  (11)
Debt can be paid back but currency is rarely if ever taken out of circulation.

If Australia has increased its currency by a factor of 6 since 1993 then where is the US at currently? Not only has the US printed money like confetti but it also has debt which is astronomical and unlikely to ever be repaid. I am willing to bet that the US is trying to get inflation going and trying to devalue its curren...
10/20/2013 at 1:58 PMPermalink
 Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Gold Resurrection from Financial Disaster  (11)
Your comments apply to the US, Japan and Europe. Australia is not in the money printing game from what I understand. I should be so that, like the US, it can then go on a spending spree with its funny money and purchase overseas assets for nix. It is a rort. And I still fail to see why the AUD is not roaring ahead of the USD. it makes no sense. But then we all know that like precious metals (gold and silve...
10/20/2013 at 6:38 AM1 AnswerPermalink
 Clif Droke
The Jim Rogers view on gold  (3)
You know that you are on the money when you hit a raw nerve.
10/20/2013 at 6:32 AM  1  6  Rating :  -5 Permalink
 Charleston Voice
The State's Education Monopoly Increases Prices and Destroys Choice - Ron Paul  (9)
I don't think you have ever worked in education Spokes.

Your statement "there is no better schooling than home schooling" misses the point. The reason why there is no respect is firstly the media 'education' of kids and secondly PARENTS who delegate the teaching of manners, control and common courtesy to the education system. Teachers do their best but in the absence of proper control hierarchies thei...
10/20/2013 at 6:30 AM  2  7  Rating :  -5 2 AnswersPermalink
 Charleston Voice
The State's Education Monopoly Increases Prices and Destroys Choice - Ron Paul  (9)
"advertising deludes customers" - that is what happens in an election campaign and it is the perfect reason why political advertising should have a small cap (say $50,000 per candidate). That way decent candidates could compete on a level playing field but it would not suit the same manipulators who claim that consumers do not know what is good for them. What a joke!

Your comment on schools reeks of...
10/19/2013 at 4:30 AM  2  7  Rating :  -5 Permalink
 Clif Droke
The Jim Rogers view on gold  (3)
"The working class is still in the process of unwinding the debt and excess from the �“party years�” prior to the credit crisis."

Are you serious Cliff? The "working class" live from hand to mouth and are little more than serfs and slaves. So how do you imagine that the working class is able to unwind debt?

The latest figures indicate that both working class America and middle class America a...
10/19/2013 at 4:00 AM  3  6  Rating :  -3 Permalink
 Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Gold Resurrection from Financial Disaster  (11)
Great article Jim.

US banks on the share registry of foreign banks should not be permitted as manipulation and self interest will result. Much the same goes for the mining industry. Australia is a place where you correctly noted that US banks are on the share registry of both. This is because we have governments which are tied to the purse strings of the US and pander to their master like dogs in fro...
10/19/2013 at 12:09 AM1 AnswerPermalink
 Peter Souleles
The True Price Of Gold  (22)
"A long time ago Joseph of Egypt was able to deal with the GFC of his time by having filled the grain stores in advance to the brim. When our GFC hit us however, our silos were largely empty except for the fattened rats that were wiping their mouths and barely concealing their grins as they loudly roared for "MORE!!". I ask you dear reader, is there no Nuremberg Court for these scoundrels that have caused so muc...
10/7/2013 at 11:14 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
The US is moving to a gold standard  (10)
I'm sure the Constitution was not written in a time where crazies roamed the streets and massacred innocent people. And I am dead sure that the forefathers did not envisage how society has changed.

I am sure that modifying the Constitution from time to time is not bad provided that cthe corrupt political system is not permitted to hijack changes for its own sake and that of the wealthy people who contr...
10/2/2013 at 2:56 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
The US is moving to a gold standard  (10)
Sorry for the late reply.

Observations:

1. Were school children massacred or were they not?
2. Other countries do not have guns by the tens of millions so what is the song and dance act about defending yourself from the government? Seriously, if the government took up arms against citizens then your two bit pea shooter would be useless.
3. " I don't see anyone in the liberal media,...
10/2/2013 at 2:49 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 1 AnswerPermalink
 JS Kim - Smart Knowledge U
Breaking Bad With Big Bank CEOs: How Bad Bank CEOs Use the Bystander Effect to Dupe Good  (10)
"........if a man murdered his wife, hired a phenomenal lawyer...........". Are you talking about OJ Simpson?

The problem with government is corruption. Many elected officials are prostituted to business of one description or another so you have a political master. And it is not the good people who voted the mongrels in. And they do not work for the good of the country ahead of the vested interests....
10/2/2013 at 2:35 PM  0  6  Rating :  -6 Permalink
 Miguel Perez-Santalla - Bullion Vault
The Hard Lesson of Lehmans for a Gold Bear  (6)
Corruption in high places can be the only explanation why those who caused the GFC are still in business and thriving. If you or I robbed bank we'd be in jail for decades. If banks robbed us those responsible are rewarded with a bonus. This is the cornerstone of corruption of the worst sort.
9/16/2013 at 11:04 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Miguel Perez-Santalla - Bullion Vault
India's Gold Currency Controls  (5)
"...the outflow of capital.....".

What this article does not encompass is attempts from incumbent governments to stop manipulation from currency traders, many of them from the US, who greatly distort a currency once they decide to play it one way or the other. This cannot be over stated and blaming governments for intervening whilst players like Souros gamble with the country's economic viability is un...
9/12/2013 at 11:55 PM  2  3  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
How To Hide Your Gold And Silver  (24)
"we at GoldSilver.com" - that is a warning sign in itself as these sorts of places are the first that government officials would visit.

The options given above at the very least brought a big smile to my face. This is the sort of stuff where people who buy your house after you pass away one day find a pleasant little surprise. Funny.

I don't think that the above ideas are of any help Jason....
8/30/2013 at 1:53 AMPermalink
 JS Kim - Smart Knowledge U
First Signs of Hyperinflation Have Arrived: US National Debt Can Travel From the Earth t  (13)
I have to wonder if only certain fiat currencies will crash. I do hold serious concerns when governments around the world start introducing bail in arrangements which they hide from the people (cattle). This to my mind is corruption, not prudent government and if this is what they do then there should be criminal proceedings brought to bear.

Like the author I too believe that governments will in the n...
8/29/2013 at 2:38 AM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
What’s on the cards for silver  (14)

"one ounce of gold would buy you one ounce of silver" ?????

".... the GSR had ‘pushed near 60 in the last year’ but was (at the time of writing) around 55, meaning one ounce of gold would buy you one ounce of silver." ?????

"...over 80 years ago $100 would buy you 400 ounces of silver, today it would only get you four ounces." So is this because the price of silver has gone up or the pu...
8/25/2013 at 1:56 AMPermalink
 Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
13 Reasons Why Gold Will Hit $5000/oz  (19)
Whilst articles like these point to possible scenarios nobody will know if the prophesies come to pass until they actually occur. Whilst the shift of physical gold to China and India is undeniable one has to remember that those who own the game in western regimes are not going to go without a fight. And if they lose they will still win. My concern is that the bullion which investors in the west are hoarding a...
8/24/2013 at 1:19 AM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
Some thoughts on 'international reserves'  (5)
You omitted to mention that China holds trillion of dollars of US bonds and these will more than likely be worthless to China in the future. That looks like the reason why China is amassing a gold hoard.
8/8/2013 at 12:52 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Dreadful Summer Wind  (30)
The problem with your argument Jim is where you deride the right of the very rich to pay its slaves $8 an hour whilst living in the belief that the very rich have a God given right to not pay their fair share of taxes. We have all heard the argument from this recalcitrant group that they create jobs. What you never head is that they prosper quite nicely out of abusing their workers. Anybody with double digit ...
8/7/2013 at 2:21 PM  2  2  Rating :  0 1 AnswerPermalink
 Jeffrey Lewis
When Silver Sneezes, Derivatives Will Catch a Cold  (7)
I agree.

Have you heard that the bail in fiasco happening in Cyrus whereby banks are permitted to steal some of the money its depositors have in the bank is now spreading. Apparently the G20 group are moving this type of legislation around to other nations. So it looks like if a bank goes sour because of mismanagement then depositors are now responsible. I am wondering if the writing on the wall with...
7/15/2013 at 9:57 AM  2  4  Rating :  -2 1 AnswerPermalink
 Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold's QE3 Anomaly
Having been in the financial markets for many years it still never ceases to amaze me that so called educated people, experts and financial advisers act like like sheep and are driven to whatever pen the masters of the universe dictate. I have always believed that when one is faced with corruption at every corner then average people should join together and root it out. Unfortunately the financial markets cons...
7/14/2013 at 6:30 AMPermalink
 Jeffrey Lewis
When Silver Sneezes, Derivatives Will Catch a Cold  (7)
You forgot the rules:

1. The casino never loses.
2. When the casino loses follow rule 1.

When you own the game it is easy to change the rules at will and trample anybody who is successful when THEY play by the rules. Worry about the day when governments send their central bankers to your door to confiscate your gold and silver at a price determined by them. Of course this will never hap...
7/14/2013 at 6:17 AM  2  4  Rating :  -2 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Darkest Pool  (19)
Unfortunately when the interests of a nation are concerned you meddle in the politics of others. Don't be fooled about what is right because it is rarely about such moral high ground. Iraq was about defending oil reserves. And now that shale gas is coming online in plentiful supply in the US we are seeing the withdrawal of troops from the Middle East. And if you do not agree then I ask why did the US not int...
7/10/2013 at 1:45 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Darkest Pool  (19)
I liked your article James and agree with your analysis. The FED is certainly playing games of the rich and powerful in the belief that it can control the future. Whilst things are holding for the moment it will more than likely all blow up and then the dumb and apathetic population will be running around looking for somebody to blame for their misfortune. Sadly ALL Americans will have to share the pain but a...
7/10/2013 at 1:40 AMPermalink
 David Galland - Casey Research
How to Tell if You Live in a Police State  (12)
Interesting anecdote David. I was actually beginning to wonder if you were perhaps rabid due to the fact that it went all over the ship and had little relevance to gold or precious metals, which I had expected. A few comments:

1. You could have videoed the mutt at work. That is proof.
2. You could have had a witness.
3. You could have had a petition from other residents.
4. You coul...
7/7/2013 at 1:27 AM  2  5  Rating :  -3 Permalink
 FOFOA - FoFOA
Black Gold Massive hoards hidden for ages Not!  (2)
".....the most cynical among us tend to view the world as an ant might view the giant humans that massacre hard-working legions of his own kind whenever passing by".

Never was a truer statement made of the human race. Just ask any of the victims of the current gun debate where the arms manufacturers and dealers with their army of bought politicians have refused to stop the slaughter despite repetitive ...
6/11/2013 at 12:51 AM  2  2  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
USTBond: Return to Sender  (6)
A frightening article Jim. Even more so if not fear mongering.

Firstly I find the photos of Bernanke and Matrix character amusing and it does not pass that in life very often names and faces compare to those of historical figures in actions. Secondly I have realised for many years now that the system is totally corrupt and that there are laws for some and different laws for others. Rich folk have dif...
6/6/2013 at 8:45 AM  2  1  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Turk - Goldmoney
Warren Buffett on gold  (15)
Interesting table James. You need to go back at least another 20 to 30 years though is you want to make a valid point as a 10 year period cannot be used to draw the sort of conclusion you draw.
5/28/2013 at 1:53 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Gabriel M. Mueller - Goldmoney
From paper reserves to gold reserves  (9)
The article sounded good until the end and then a couple of very large chinks appeared. Firstly, the calculation of the gold price from reserves in the West. A valuation of around $10,000 an ounce assumes that China will not release some of its gold reserves to cash in on such a high gold price or that private hoarders will not do the same. I suggest that they will. Secondly, interference in markets occurs ...
5/26/2013 at 1:36 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Jon Matonis - The Monetary Future
Bitcoin and the Rebirth of Financial Safe Havens  (2)
I don't know a heck of a lot about the Bitcoin revolution but I have foreseen 'computer credits' replacing physical money for 30 years. Everybody I have ever discussed this with has laughed at the concept but you have to see it coming. Maybe a closer look at biblical prophesy might be in order as it looks familiar to what is beginning with the Bitcoin revolution. But don't expect it to stop there as we all sa...
5/2/2013 at 8:54 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Better "Safe Haven" Switzerland or Canada  (2)
Having your government arrive at your home and demand your gold or any other investments is a worry for a number of countries. The old adage about what's mine is mine and what's yours is mine too comes to mind. I for one do not trust greedy governments which mismanage their economies, pay their cronies and hanger ons huge amounts of money and generally waste taxpayer money. You know full well that sooner or l...
4/27/2013 at 2:09 AM  2  2  Rating :  0 1 AnswerPermalink
 Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Physical gold vs paper gold: waiting for the dam to break  (13)
Thanks for this article Alisdair. I have been thinking along the same line for a while and see the paper traders as the price setters but also realise that the physical market is much removed from the paper traders who at some time will be caught with their pants down. I also am hoarding. Its only common sense not to put all of your eggs in one basket and in a world of zilch returns on anything and unlimited ...
4/27/2013 at 1:58 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
The US is moving to a gold standard  (10)
Totally off topic Samking73 but I'll bite.

I understand that the second amendment gives citizens "the right to bear arms". This was enacted at a time when people needed a gun (not a machine gun!!) to defend against hostile others and wildlife and it would have been a tough existence. I don't see too many New Yorkers walking around with rifles in the street these days.

The second amendment doe...
4/26/2013 at 1:23 PM  1  7  Rating :  -6 2 AnswersPermalink
 Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
The US is moving to a gold standard  (10)
Given that you can't even get gun laws changed in the US, even with the (latest) massacre of children, what hope do you have of getting a gold standard through....unless it benefits the well to do. If that is true then it will happen.

Personally I find it hard to believe that the money printers of the world are not having the value of their currencies slashed. Maybe the traders are holding up the inde...
4/26/2013 at 2:53 AM  1  7  Rating :  -6 1 AnswerPermalink
 Jesse - Le Café Américain
World Production of Silver and Gold Ratio  (2)
Great graph but where's the story? So is more gold being found or less silver being found? And what about the physical silver in the various storage outlets? And maybe the annual consumption of silver in the world today as well as a historical comparison?

All of the above put the graph into context. THIS IS WHAT IS NEEDED.
4/24/2013 at 8:30 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Toby Connor - Gold Scents
Dollar Decline Confirmed  (4)
So what do you expect will happen to the value of property in the US when this happens? Also, how might other currencies fare against the US$, for instance the British Pound and Australian dollar? Last, is is worth stocking up on a bit of gold?

If one has some idea then maybe one can prepare?
4/21/2013 at 8:27 AMPermalink
 John Rubino - Dollar Collapse
For Gold, Friday's COT Report Is Huge  (6)
Good story John.

What you left out is that the "commercials" and "J.P. Morgan" are mainly the mega wealthy in society and their representatives who believe that it is their right to manipulate everything from politics to wealth distribution. And of course these people are of the opinion that it is their God given right to do behave so illegally and of course who is going to stop you when you own the ...
4/21/2013 at 8:22 AMPermalink
 Chris Martenson
Gold Slam is a Massive Wealth Transfer from Our Pockets to the Banks  (7)
Well written Glyn. Of course you are correct that buying physical silver and gold is the way to go. If everybody did this then the supply/demand relationship would work fine and the traders who have to deliver at the end of the day would not be running the show. The day this happens we will find that we all get a knock on the door to hand over our physical bullion.
4/18/2013 at 2:46 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 1 AnswerPermalink
 Chris Martenson
Gold Slam is a Massive Wealth Transfer from Our Pockets to the Banks  (7)
Great article Chris. What you demonstrate is that when you own the game the rules do not apply to you. Just like those with power and influence can frequently influence the courts and buy absolution for criminal behaviour so governments and their cronies at Central banks and big business can do as they like. I had a recent experience at a state government White Paper meeting to modify local council requiremen...
4/18/2013 at 2:41 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 JS Kim - Smart Knowledge U
Governments Worldwide are Implementing Orwellian Gold Confiscation Today. You Just Haven  (10)
Nice article. Plenty of examples.

Whilst I agree that governments and their banker friends are not to be trusted I find some of the analogies suspect. Trying to tie the poor in New York to bankers is not in the ball park. The reason that the poor in the US are poor is because 90% of the nation's wealth is held by 1% of the population. This is not because of greedy bankers. It is because big busines...
3/10/2013 at 6:08 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
A Change is Coming – 2013 Onwards – Part I  (6)
Billygreenjeans: Sorry my friend but whilst I agree with most of what you state you sound better suited to living in the jungle and clearly have no understanding that human beings are creatures of higher intelligence and compassion. The 'its all mine' belief is a myth perpetuated by those who live a life devoid of human compassion and devoid of the love of God.

I feel so sorry that you are of the op...
11/18/2012 at 10:24 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 1 AnswerPermalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
A Change is Coming – 2013 Onwards – Part I  (6)
Although I agree with much of the text money printing is not the answer to solving anything as it just puts off the day of reckoning and it robs savers (retirees) of the ability to live.

If you want to talk about government workers not having enough money to sustain their families then this is as good a reason as any to tax the rich. But then the wealthy have the perception they they should not contrib...
11/17/2012 at 12:02 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Alasdair MacLeod - Goldmoney
The free market’s slow death  (6)
Whilst your comments are totally correct Alasdair the population is often to blame as there is demand for cheap products, cheap services and cheap credit. Governments in many cases are the messengers but of course they go far beyond their mandates because they can.

The fact that greed and business go hand in hand has become an acceptable practice and those who have their fingers in the till and who ma...
10/29/2012 at 11:12 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Dan Dontrose - The Fundamental View
China’s Days Of Coming To Gold’s Rescue May Be Numbered  (6)
It is unusual to have a negative view of gold on this site. nice to get a balance.
10/19/2012 at 1:47 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Richard Benson - SFGroup
Einstein's General Theory of Investment  (16)
You should have taken another quote from Einstein: "there are only two things infinite, the universe and mankind's stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe.

You have correctly identified the forces working against investors. Governments live dream that they can take everything a citizen owns and it appears that this may in time be a reality and that we will return to medieval times where corpora...
10/5/2012 at 1:22 AM  5  0  Rating :  5 Permalink
 Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
The Fed Plays All Its Cards  (11)
The current game is a dangerous one and it is not just the US which is involved. Whilst nations needs to balance the books printing money will lead to the destruction of retirement savings whilst nations who are debt laden avoid the real repayment of that debt to its creditors. I believe that the word dishonesty best describes the current behaviour. Such are those who govern us.
10/4/2012 at 12:20 AM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Theodore Butler
The arguments against silver manipulation  (12)
An individual who steals goes to jail. A corporation which does the same thing has no case to answer if it has enough money and influence. It is clear that JP Morgan is protected by Washington and that it can do as it likes whether contrary to the law of the land or not. Such is the case when you own politicians, better known as accommodated corruption in other parts of the world.
10/2/2012 at 12:47 AM  20  0  Rating :  20 Permalink
 Louis James - Casey Research
G. Edward Griffin on Saving the US from Totalitarianism  (5)
The American problem happens in many developed countries. The greatest problem of governments believing that they know it all (the king's new clothes syndrome) is that voters only understand 2 flavours and will generally not vote for independent candidates.

Of course this is related to the huge sums of money which pours in to bolster the vested interests of big business. Independents don't stand a c...
9/18/2012 at 12:34 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Richard Mills - Ahead of the herd
The Global Infrastructure Investment Deficit  (1)
"....private firms, despite having piles of cash...".

The reality of life is that money is funneled into the bank accounts of big business. Perhaps it is time to make big business and the wealthy pay tax and to reduce the huge pay packets of CEOs, sports stars and entertainers so that the public good gets a bit of oil. We all know that big business and those who have wealth believe that it is all thei...
9/2/2012 at 2:43 AMPermalink
 Gary Dorsch - SirChartsAlot
The Fed's Radical QE Policy is on the Chopping Block  (5)
It strikes me as strange that anyone could argue that Wall Street should be left alone when scandal after scandal keeps happening. Wall Street was what brought on the GFC and not one of the culprits who defrauded the rest of the world has ever been brought before the courts. Worse still, having secured bail out money from the US government, Goldman Sachs which claimed that it was on the brink of bankruptcy the...
9/2/2012 at 2:30 AM  4  0  Rating :  4 Permalink
 JS Kim - SmartKnowledgeU
The Top 3 Rules to Understand About Gold Silver Price Behavior  (16)
We are all waiting for the fat lady to sing. Then we'll all understand if people are being conned by those who seek to profit from their long positions or if the truth is being told.
8/29/2012 at 7:13 AM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Sean Rakhimov - SilverStrategies
Silver Sector Shrinking  (8)
Pardon....Je ne parle francaise OWS.

I own shares in a number of mining companies and have made losses on numerous occasions. One needs to understand the gambling nature for this end of the market, especially in small explorers, start ups or producers who are marginal. The bigger players like BHP can produce some nice dividends though.

You reference to government intervention applies mainly ...
8/28/2012 at 2:37 PMPermalink
 Sean Rakhimov - SilverStrategies
Silver Sector Shrinking  (8)
An interesting article Sean. There are always 2 sides to a story and you have taken the investors' point of view. We have this view in my nation as well. Investors always want maximum profit and have the "its all mine" state of mind. This ignores the fact that resources belong to the nation which permits miners to dig them out. Yes a return on capital is expected but no it is not all the property of the min...
8/28/2012 at 1:40 AM  1  1  Rating :  0 1 AnswerPermalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Part II - Robots to Rule the World Taking All Jobs Replace Women  (2)
Sorry to disappoint you but back in the 1960s we were told that automation would give people more leisure time to enjoy themselves. Not only has this been totally false but there is little or no money for this because the big end of town figures that all that money is theirs and certainly is not going to share it around. God forbid...I am sounding like a socialist when I am really a capitalist.

So wha...
8/23/2012 at 11:40 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Chris Martenson - Peak Prosperity
What to Do When Every Market Is Manipulated  (6)
What you are stating Chris is that we live in a corrupt system which is not accountable because they own the game. At the same time small players like you and I are quite likely to be prosecuted for what are even minor misdemeanors so that the 'integrity' of the justice system appears to be in tact.

Dealing from the bottom of the deck is legal if you own the casino. Those with power and the right co...
8/18/2012 at 2:33 AM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Andy Sutton
We Still Don’t Get It  (9)
A frightening picture. But then in the US not all are doing it tough and not all are living off borrowed money. In your naration Andy you might want to mention the top 1% of Americans are doing quite nicely thank you very much. It is this bunch which control banks and own governments, who do their bidding. I believe that Warren Buffet is on record as saying that he pays less tax than his secretary.

8/18/2012 at 2:00 AM  5  0  Rating :  5 Permalink
 Theodore Butler - Butler Research
The War on Silver  (27)
A great article Theodore. I realised that crooks were actively supported through the political system when JP Morgan, credited with bringing on the GFC, escaped Scott free with not one single person charged despite threats from the president and the world economy ending up in a heap. One has to realise that crooked business has political allies whom they 'own'. Perhaps this is a problem with the electoral sys...
8/17/2012 at 2:41 AM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Theodore Butler - Butler Research
The CFTC Silver Investigation  (13)
Wonderful observations Theodore. You have stated what many people already understand: that government agencies are reluctant to act, that business is frequently supported whilst engaged in corruption and that funding for avoiding accountability is endless for big business whilst being finite for governments of all persuasion. And don't forget that many western governments are little more than the political arm...
8/11/2012 at 2:40 AM  7  0  Rating :  7 Permalink
 Scott Wright - Zealllc
Gold Mining Healthy  (2)
"Homestead"? Isn't that somewhere you live...........

I hope that somebody walks into your home and takes your car. When you object I hope they call you a mafia member for objecting.

Ownership is not a notional concept nor is it optional. The belief that if a resource is discovered and mined then this confers ownership on the miner is ludicrous for the same reason that if you crop somebod...
8/4/2012 at 3:52 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Scott Wright - Zealllc
Gold Mining Healthy  (2)
"Miners are constantly thwarted by deep-pocketed environmentalists, unruly locals, over-regulation, and greedy governments".

It is sad that this type of attitude prevails in the mining industry all over the world and that it does not register that the resources need a return to the whatever nation they come from and that it is not the right of miners to ruin the environment or damage the ability of loca...
8/4/2012 at 9:11 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 1 AnswerPermalink
 Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
Supreme Errors  (12)
Peter writes "once the government realizes that it has underpriced the fines, it will certainly raise the tax rate substantially to stop healthy people from rationally dropping their coverage".

It appears that the article is more a whine about rich people having to pay than an analysis of equity for the American people as a whole. Peter should look outside of island America where the real world exist...
7/5/2012 at 2:19 AM  3  10  Rating :  -7 Permalink
 FOFOA - FoFOA
Blondie's View  (5)

Ok, I am a "shrimp" who has both worked and saved hard to get ahead. Like many other "shrimps" I too am standing at the abyss looking at the gold option and wondering if gold has had its run, not wanting to be one of the lemmings who always get stung.

"Shrimps are the same ones objecting to “austerity” aka living within one’s means". I get a bit irate when I read this sort of thing. Its not tha...
6/15/2012 at 2:15 AM  8  0  Rating :  8 Permalink
 Captain Hook
Playing Chicken With Deflation  (13)
As an overseas investor I hold concerns about buying and storing gold in your US facility:

1. Can I physically withdraw my holdings and take them home (to my country) if I so choose? If so what limit applies at the US border going out?
2. Are there any US taxation issues involved with withdrawing gold and repatriating it to my country of residence?
3. Can the US government nationalise the go...
5/31/2012 at 3:25 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Ron Paul
Capital Controls Have No Place in a Free Society  (24)
Horrifying. I understand the necessity to have citizens pay tax from their tax shelters but I was not aware of the Ex Patriot Bill and its extraordinary punitive nature. It does have some very serious implications and as a foreigner who was intending to invest in the US I now will avoid the US as a destination for my dollars as any gains made may well be all but lost, so why bother. Thanks for the expose Ron.
5/30/2012 at 2:53 AM  5  0  Rating :  5 Permalink