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Last commentary posted on Sunday, January 16, 2022
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 Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold Lagging Inflation  (1)
Thanks for working so hard on this article Adam. From down here at ground level there's a more "Reader's Digest" view of why Gold lags so far behind inflation. With Gold being used in Super Computers, computer chips, particle accelerators, the Chinese Artificial Sun and sent into space as mirrors on the James Webb space telescope ~ it's obvious Gold has become an Industrial Use Commodity. It is in the Best In...
1/16/2022 at 4:06 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Crimes against Our Country  (7)
James, I get the feeling this Never Ending Vaccine Battle will last until the total economic collapse. I downloaded the entire Joe Rogan interview of Dr. Malone the moment it came out on YouTube. I checked back on YouTube the next day and it had been taken down. Then, I decided to listen to the interview on my MP3 player. Malone confirmed almost ALL the "conspiracy theories" about the Covid vaccine. Our doc...
1/8/2022 at 12:59 PMPermalink
 George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
The health care system has become Murder, Inc.  (3)
You've become a Front Line hero George. Thank You for bringing us the truth.
1/8/2022 at 12:37 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
And Then Everything Happens at Once  (9)
Well James: I see you vastly under-estimated The Power of the Dark Side. The National Swindle is truly invincible. Preventing lightweight Arizona from exposing The OFFICIAL NARRATIVE for what it is looked like The-gay-guy-marries-female-to-keep-up-appearances charade. On the bright side ~ everyone on the street knows the truth ~ everyone.

The Butterfly Effect (pointing out The Truth & Lies of PAST Ev...
9/27/2021 at 3:20 AM  1  2  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Circling the Wagons  (8)
Well James; you made me research henry vi part 2 act iv scene 2. It just goes to show you that everyone can learn SOMETHING at the James Kunstler Street Academy. Thanks for today's humorous yet accurate lesson.

On the up side of all these twists-&-turns of the fraudulent election: the Total Economic Collapse of America will be blamed on Biden and "his people." It's gonna be Poetic Justice.

5/15/2021 at 1:21 AM  2  2  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Movie Follows the Script  (11)
You make me think - again - James. I'm reading the news ~ which you bring out more clearly than Main Stream Media ~ and now I have to stop organizing my 1/2 inch and 3/8 inch sockets to SAY something. You mention White Liberalism blaming "Systematic Racism" and "White Supremacy" for preventing Black People from Thriving. I'm a white person so, so curious to learn ~ after 72 years of sweating, grubbing, drudgi...
4/20/2021 at 4:08 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Do You Believe in Magic  (7)
You point out the inevitable James. We "could" have had REAL leaders. The Schumer for Senate Team had the nerve to ask me for a Campaign Contribution. I wrote back:

Ladies & Gentlemen,
Every time you speak of the "Fix" combined with "Problems" I'm reminded of The Big Fix ~ using Election Fraud ~ that got Joe Biden elected. Looking back, I'm in tears. The Fix COULD have been used to give us a REAL...
3/29/2021 at 6:54 PM  1  2  Rating :  -1 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Kaboom  (6)
Good Grief James. I still think our Government, and all the Corporations that Own Our Government, have eliminated any possible correction that could have set things right. We've arrived at Auschwitz and passed through the gate: Abandon all Hope Ye who Enter Here !

Do you realize how vicious, depraved and corrupt our Government HAS to be to throw an election ? The Fraud has to be immense, overwhelmin...
3/12/2021 at 11:41 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Man Who Isn’t There  (7)
James, the Trump Rally Rage-to-the-Capitol was A Trap. It's obvious the Washington Security was reduced to a MINIMUM to allow the MAGA Mob easy access to the White House. (After 9-11 you couldn't pound a needle with a jack-hammer into White House Security.) That means the So-Called Insurrection has been a PLANNED situation all along.

NONE of those 80 million voters ~ who made Biden "The MOST POPULAR ...
1/31/2021 at 3:20 AM  3  2  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Forecast 2021 — Chinese Fire Drills with a side of French Fries (Jacobin-style) and Russian Dressing  (6)
The supreme mistake ~ made by over half the American population in 2020 ~ is that the every day Joe-Schmoe vastly under-estimated The Power of the Dark Side. Who would have believed The Forces of Evil were so powerful that they could swing an American Election ? Most people can barely wrap their minds around it even now.

James, your Bill of Particulars is based on there being enough good ~ enough powe...
1/3/2021 at 3:06 AM  1  3  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Yuletide Visitations  (8)
Thanks for another year of Enlightenment. Merry Christmas James ! !
12/24/2020 at 7:47 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Gyre Widens  (9)
There's an additional Wild Child Card: Trump may Pardon Julian Assange. That would REALLY throw Trump's detractor's under the bus ! !
12/18/2020 at 5:29 PM  1  2  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Sometimes Life Really is Like a Bad Dream  (4)
The 5 week Statute of Limitations runs out on The Crime of the Century tomorrow. Fraud won the election against all contenders; by a LANDSLIDE ! ! Fake & Phoney will be given the Royal Scepter and retreat from Public View.

There's the consolation that Trump was a terrible president. He got CENSORSHIP installed on the Internet (appointed Ajit Pai) and he almost started World War III a few times with...
12/13/2020 at 6:03 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
A Resolving Picture  (3)
You left out one essential ingredient James: the multitude of front-end-loaders and earth movers that have been burying the evidence for the past 5 weeks. The side spin is: the crime of Voter Fraud ~ unlike ANY other crime ~ has an Expiration Date. The perpetrators must be charged and convicted by Monday, December 14th ~ Electoral College Day. I think they'll walk.
12/9/2020 at 8:45 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Behind the Scenes in Swamptopia  (6)
From out here, in the middle of Indiana, it's obvious the FRAUD of the 2020 Election goes all the way to the TOP. The head of the FBI refuses to investigate, the head of the NSA refuses to investigate, the head of the Department of Homeland Security (in charge of insuring there was NO Voter Fraud) refuses to investigate. The Governor of Arizona, and the Secretary of State of Arizona, CERTIFIED the vote KNOWING...
12/1/2020 at 9:46 PM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Going Full Orwell  (7)
Good Grief James ! ! The truth will only come out 'IF' Trump wins this election. The extremely wealthy and dangerously powerful are spending every dime they can lay their blood-stained hands on to defeat Trump. At BEST, the prosecution of this HUGE batch of rich criminals is iffy.
10/30/2020 at 5:09 PM  3  2  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
What’s Behind No-show Joe  (7)
I'm thinking Psy-Ops means: the CIA and NSA ~ and several other alphabet agencies ~ hand out false, phoney & fake news stories that "some" of the people fall for EVERY time. As you say James; the constant hammering of "Biden is ahead in the polls" could BE a Psy-Op.

You may remember, back in 2016, when every Trump Rally was filling 50,000 people football stadiums AND there were another 50,000 people o...
10/15/2020 at 7:01 PM  2  2  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Ghost in the Machine  (7)
The most likely reason Nancy Pelosi, Hillary & Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Adam Schiff, Bill Kristol, David Frum, Dean Baquet, and five hundred other seditious political degenerates out there WANT to finish off the institutions of a federal republic ~ and whatever remains of the US economy ~ is: The alternative leaves the Hammers of Justice alive and well to prosecute them for their Criminal Activities.
9/8/2020 at 1:20 AM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Bill of Particulars  (11)
Wow James: it looks like you've had An Epiphany ! The eight to ten year old kids across the street are wearing their " I'm Hidin' from Biden" T-Shirts ~ so there's some kind of Universal Epiphany going on.

In your analysis you didn't say "WHY" the Democratic National Committee (not the Democratic voters) chose Biden as their candidate. I suspect Biden was chosen because The Elite are happily raking ...
9/1/2020 at 4:11 AM  2  2  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Acting Out  (8)
Like the 1938 movie Angels with Dirty Faces ~ I smell a Rat !
8/1/2020 at 10:36 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Acting Out  (8)
Wow James ! You're gonna develop a log-jam on Bullsh*t River ~ throwing truth into the creek like that. Look where throwing too much truth into the mainstream got Julian Assange !

Let me give you an example of Voodoo Journalism called Trickle-Down Truth. The Democrats, in the Democratic Party (there are a few) had Tulsi, Yang and sometimes Bernie to choose from at the beginning of The Primaries. T...
7/27/2020 at 3:30 AM  2  3  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
A Bigger Picture  (7)
Well James; as usual, I had to look up some of the language you use. At first glance I thought "the Baluchitherium of the Oligocene" was Latin for John Belushi of Chicago. It turns out to be that extinct animal in the picture you posted.

Also, as usual James, you wrote another masterpiece that explains the current Lay of the Land that even I, a street person working a garden on a tractor, can understa...
7/18/2020 at 3:59 AM  2  1  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Requiem for George Floyd  (7)
Hello J. When I write a comment here it is ALWAYS to the person who is writing to me. In the case you're referring to above, the comment I wrote here was to James Kunstler: the author who was writing to me (in the General Public kind of way.) When I begin my comment with "I see you're right James" it should be obvious who I'm commenting to. If I were to reply to something YOU said ~ as I am at this very momen...
6/22/2020 at 11:55 PM1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Requiem for George Floyd  (7)
I see you're right James. You can't say ANYTHING relevant to understanding the REAL situation without being called "racist." Yelling out RACIST to every comment made by a white person has become as American as Mom and Apple Pie ! !
6/12/2020 at 1:48 PM  1  4  Rating :  -3 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Guess What — It’s a Hustle  (7)
Riots, Looting & Mayhem ~ Just for fun James; type "you need to calm down" into Google.
6/6/2020 at 11:59 AMPermalink
 Paul Tustain -
Byzantine iron sheets - 410 BC  (2)
I got it right away ! The answer is: a stainless steel quarter ~ even though there was no question. If you have a silver quarter, you can still get a gallon of gas for a quarter !
5/14/2020 at 1:53 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Great Conundrum  (3)
Some ALTERNATE SYSTEMS already exist. Two examples are Craigslist and ebay ~ which are like a Trader's and Bargainer's Paradise. One brand new, still in the box ALTERNATIVE to the system is just now becoming visible: Jesse Ventura For Prez ~ on the Green Party ticket. I'm sure, as The Workable Options outside the current (and failing) system arise; those In Control of The Current System will do everything in ...
4/29/2020 at 7:00 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Turning and Churning  (8)
James; comparing those mules to my top-of-the-line roto-tiller ~ they are about the same price: $800. My tiller will till a half acre garden on a gallon of gas. That's a twice a year event. We could probably find 2 gallons of gas a year. Unless the mule is gonna double as transportation, you might not need a mule.

Slogging through into the Next System will require a way to prevent yourself from being...
4/25/2020 at 4:47 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Risings and Fallings  (4)
Thanks for unwinding some of this Corona Cobweb James. Now it you could just Charlie Chan the "Why Biden ?" Mystery for us.
4/10/2020 at 8:13 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Boomer Elegy  (4)
Good Grief James ! You and I are of the same generation, lived absolute opposite lives yet ~ almost ~ came to the same conclusion. I was raised Baptist; my mom keeping me and my brothers in church any time the doors opened. I'm a 4 year USN Viet Nam veteran who married too young and had lots of children. On the opposite side of the fence from you: I wrote to my Congressman and Senators ALL THE TIME trying to ...
4/4/2020 at 12:59 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Things Take a Turn  (3)
Step Back Non-Believers ~ you folks are gonna see The Predictions of James come true. I still have my tractor, my plow, my disk, my roto-tiller, my seeds and my land with the creek running through it. I feel like all those gardens I've been planting, year-after-year, were just "practice".

I'm not happy, even though I've got The Demo down to a science. Food Production is a LOT of work ! ! I was gon...
3/9/2020 at 7:20 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Guess We Didn’t See That Coming  (6)
I purchased 3 plastic, hand-held, $1.25 each, seed distributors from China over a month ago on ebay. They would have come in the mail. They never arrived. The Chinese company offered a refund or to send replacements. I've learned things coming from China, in postal mail, are not going to arrive. I figure the stuff must be going into quarantine somewhere. That means China has been off line for at least two ...
2/25/2020 at 1:52 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Impure Thoughts  (6)
Good Grief James. You and I must be looking into the same crystal ball. Corona-hold-the-Lime looks to be the Long Awaited Black Swan Event talked about since 2009. I have a friend who lives at The Mission and I got to thinking: among the homeless at The Mission will be the FIRST place Corona shows up ! ! I'd have to buy a Haz-Mat Suit just to talk to him. Wearing Haz-Mat might become the only way to get int...
2/15/2020 at 3:21 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Sedition in Real Time  (6)
Good Grief James ! You have the complete Cast of Characters AND a map of The Maze. I'm impressed no end. I'm not surprised that you've shown us Col. Mustard did it with a Pipe Wrench in the Dining Room but I'm saddened that you've given away the outcome. Just like the Housing Crisis ~ with it's NINJA loans and Jingle Mail ~ this melodrama ends with NO ONE going to JAIL ! ! )^: !
1/14/2020 at 2:52 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Fumes of Fanaticism  (6)
James; my guess is that those with the ability to see into the future have let slip that there's a "Surprise!" coming that will dwarf current illusions into nothingness. Why else would the FED print up trillions with no concern ? Getting back to the tale you present here: To me, it seems your take on Current Events follows that some of the guilty participants will eventually face Justice. Both sides are callin...
10/29/2019 at 12:53 AM  2  1  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Turning on the Light  (3)
James, you have a very thorough use of the American English language. I've had to look up (Google, Yahoo, Bing) some of the words you write. I've learned, in Palestine and Jordan, that having the "correct" use of the language (Arabic) goes a long way toward improving one's standing in any local community. On the other hand: saying the "wrong" thing (not knowing you're saying the wrong words) can turn somber i...
9/10/2019 at 4:08 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
There Is No Normal  (4)
It's been over ten years since I began taking the advice of you, James, along with the advice of George Ure, Gregory Mannarino, Gerald Celente, The Great Mugambo Guru Daughty, Greg Hunter, Jim Willie and many many more. I took most of my life savings, bought that small plot of land, built that small utility barn and bought that tiller-and-tractor-and-disk-and-plow. Then the predicted Total Economic Collapse DI...
8/19/2019 at 8:57 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
A Purview of Dust  (4)
You've gone and mentioned "the collapse" of Human Progress, James. I've often observed several throw-backs to Medieval (even Barbaric) Times ~ such as: invasions for resources and the use of Torture. The Geneva Conventions, governing war, advanced mankind a step. The Patriot Act eliminated those Geneva Convention advancements, and the U.S. Constitution, thereby setting mankind back to The Dark Ages.
7/29/2019 at 3:23 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Say Anything!  (5)
You write a nice wrap-up James. If I get to "Say Anything" I'd like to say there's ONE missing clown under The Big Top : Obama. Bill Maher recently said, in his CNN television interview, that if Obama were to run against Trump ~ Obama would win. Oh, how I would LOVE to see Obama's terrible legacy FINALLY stomped into the dirt by Trump. Much like the Democratic possibility of running a winning candidate (TULS...
6/29/2019 at 2:58 AM  2  1  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Crazyland  (3)
The Celtic tribes of Britain were enslaved by the Romans. The Romans were eventually enslaved by the Germanic tribes. All of Europe was overrun by the Mongolian hordes and millions were hauled off as slaves. Every race, every nation and every tribe - including the Hebrews - were taken as slaves at one time or another. Those who deserve "Reparations" ~ if reparations for slavery become law ~ is NOT limited to...
6/22/2019 at 10:57 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Sometimes Things Turn  (5)
Being a "working stiff" I didn't start to notice The Turn until Foley and the Democrats would never stand up to Regan and Voodoo Economics. It was as if the whole world had turned on Labor, yet the whole world expected Labor to continue working just as hard doing the GREAT things Labor had always done. The BASE of the system came under attack, and remains under attack to this day. Imagine that: turning on, at...
6/11/2019 at 1:11 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Prelude to a Fiasco  (4)
James, you seem to have overlooked a few thousand Front Line Concerns going on in America. There's the 23 Democratic Contenders, the Wars in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen ~ the contentious Anti-American activities of Bolton and Pompeo ~ the upcoming events involving Julian Assange, and the Stock Market troubles involving a Trade War with China ~ to name just a few. So many distractions ! !

No ...
6/1/2019 at 4:27 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Cascading Cat Litter  (7)
I think it's because Literary Critics can be harsh ! !
4/17/2019 at 1:10 AM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Cascading Cat Litter  (7)
This time around, we have newspaper visions in common James. Mine has a slightly different twist. Wikileaks has proven themselves on BOTH fronts as a superior news source. On a "Need To Know" basis, Wikileaks published the events and the paperwork ALL Americans "Need to Know." On the second front, EVERYTHING Wikileaks published has proven to be TRUE. None of our newspapers ~ Fake as they are ~ can make eithe...
4/13/2019 at 12:50 AM  2  1  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Curse of the Thinking Class  (4)
Your questions deserve some answers James. Our problems are not just the handful of the Too Big to Fail. Without realizing how he was seeing into our future; when Bush looked out into the night he interpreted what he saw as "A thousand points of Light." He was actually looking at "A Thousand Fires that NO One is Putting Out." The fires have multiplied to uncountable numbers now.

America seeded an...
4/9/2019 at 1:48 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Sucker Punch  (5)
It appears you left "The Conclusion" out of your conclusion James. The general public at large, the VOTERS, never believed any of the RussiaGate Bullsh*t AND are even more pissed-off that The Resistance is MILKING it for another round of Nothing Burgers. That will bring on the 2020 Slap Back : the Trump 2020 RE-election.

On the down side; Trump's Mind Guides will continue to achieve their goals of N...
4/6/2019 at 2:34 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Biblical Anxieties  (4)
Your story reminds me of The Lottery James: the numbers keep lining up for the Little Wins while the Jackpot keeps building. Sooner or later, all the numbers are gonna line up ~ and then the Big Event throws in The PowerBall ! ! It's mathematically impossible to avoid because, as the saying goes "Somebody's gotta win."
4/4/2019 at 3:39 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Buyer’s Remorse  (8)
The Phony Russian Collusion news always seemed like FLUFF : like eating rice cakes or popcorn or cotton candy. Trump/Russian Collusion was always so FAKE & FLUFF & PHONY. Where's the Meat & Potato NEWS: the bombing, the killing, the torture, overthrowing elected leaders, installing puppets, lying about poison gas attacks, making up invasion stories, stealing resources and changing regimes? Trump isn't Fake New...
3/27/2019 at 2:54 AM  1  1  Rating :  0 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Sunset Boulevard with Chimp  (2)
Thank you James, for Speaking of Complete Reversals to come. Those on the LEFT, defenders of ObamaCare, are now reversing direction and adopting “Repeal & Replace” by dumping the entire Obama fiasco and demanding “Medicare for All.” Those on the RIGHT, who forced us into full-blown Socialism by bailing out the Too Big to Fail Banks taking trillions of our taxpayer dollars, are now reversing direction and promis...
3/16/2019 at 4:00 AM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
In the Deep Mid-Winter  (8)
Looks like Trump is gonna go down "The Hard Way" ~ guilty of being way too greedy. I wonder what happens to Foreign Policy when the Domestic Uprising arrives on the doorstep ? Will Maduro or Assad be of any concern ? Where's that 21 trillion dollars ? You stir my imagination James.
2/4/2019 at 5:17 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Midterm Endgame  (5)
James, James, James . . . The sad, sad truth is : BOTH political parties deserve to pass on into the sunset. Neither represents "We, the People." On the UP side, the United States (our country) already HAS a complete set of laws governing Immigration ~ so that's already been fixed. All we need now is Law Enforcement.
11/2/2018 at 7:44 PM  2  1  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Can A Home Garden Produce Enough Food To Live On  (2)
Back in 2013 - my first year of retirement - I put my entire summer work into Food Production. It was my experiment to learn if ONE man, working ONLY on a garden (no side jobs) could produce enough food to feed a family of 4.

I was amazed at the amount of food ONE man, working alone on half an acre, can produce. I grew bushels of tomatoes, bushels of bell peppers, bushels of cucumbers, untold pounds...
10/8/2018 at 2:55 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
State of Failure  (5)
The STOCK MARKET trend has been DOWN. In fact, the word after Friday's Crash was "Standby for Monday." In a Moment of Severe Stress, the so-called "Chemical Attack" in Syria came along and Saved The Day ! ! The Stock Market is Surging. I hate to be Mr. Obvious ~ but there you have it.
4/9/2018 at 8:02 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Drums Along the Potomac  (7)
I see there's a HUGE market for Conspiracy Theories and FAKE NEWS in the U.K. ~ from the Top down. Theresa May runs her Conspiracy Theory up her flag pole and all the ARISTOCRACY salutes ! It's so, so, so FAKE. Even I, a slow-witted old man, realizes every spy agency in the world can manufacture ANY Russian poison by now. Does anyone really believe the U.K. didn't backward engineer that Novichok stuff back i...
3/23/2018 at 2:20 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
End Times at the OD Corral  (6)
James, James, James . . . . Your prediction that Trump will be ousted from office appears, to me, to be baseless and unfounded. After all; ALL the POWERS ~ The Banksters, The Pentagon, Wall Street, The Israelis, The Oil Companies and the Quasi Rich ~ are getting EVERYTHING they ever dreamed of from Trump. The POWERS are not gonna allow the removal of their Golden Haired Goose ! !
3/5/2018 at 3:01 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
And Now the Schiff Memo  (8)
First off: thank you James ~ for explaining our current state of affairs. Secondly, as usual, the Justice System in our country continues to prosecute the FAKE (made up out of thin air Fantasy) Criminals like Russians and Syrians ~ while the REAL Criminals (proof beyond any Shadow of Doubt) like mass murderers Bush, Chaney, Hillary, Obama and a multitude of others ~ walk free.

I backed Trump from the...
2/26/2018 at 5:55 PM  4  1  Rating :  3 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Spanking the Monkey  (2)
James, I've been wondering about the Hollywood Spank the Monkey thing ever since the advertising firms came out with their "Can't Wait to Get Their Hanes on You" underwear commercials ~ and their Speedo swim suit commercials. The commercials raise the opposing questions: 1) Is it that men want to show off their stuff ?" ~ or ~ 2) Is it that women want to see something provocative / intriguing ? The answer to on...
11/12/2017 at 3:53 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Fall of the Great Pumpkin  (5)
James, you've mentioned this 25th Amendment thing a few times. The primary reason the Deep State won't go that route is: when the attempt begins it brings out The Deplorables. Your analysis of the Wall Street situation make me wonder how our country is running on an empty gas tank. Still; after the Macron win in France I can believe ANYTHING ~ no matter how improbable and impossible and wrong ~ is possible.
10/3/2017 at 2:42 AM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Pushback  (7)
James, you're getting more difficult to read. As a Deplorable, I realize my under-education leaves me at a disadvantage when faced against the Merciless Corporations. My life gets even MORE difficult when I'm joined it the fight (helped by someone on My Side) by a friend who looses me in the English Language. Good Grief ! James, let's go with over easy and no more scrambled eggs. Lingo-Lango means a lot.
9/20/2017 at 2:51 AM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Lighten Up to Tighten Up  (4)
I was tempted to look up the 25th Amendment James. My disappointment in Trump is constantly reaching new lows (killing Syrians, deciding Torture is good policy, etc. . ) while my Admiration of Trump is always heading to new highs. Even if it's by accident: Trump has kicked The Establishment's A** and ruined many of Their Days ! ! I wish I could do that.
7/4/2017 at 6:48 AM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Paris Afterparty  (4)
The numbers in the French Election prove, once again (and amazingly, to the non-believers) that those ~ with the power to "fix" the prices of gold and silver over the whole earth ~ still have the power to "fix" the outcome of major elections. What a genuine show of force ! Scares me ! . . . and I'm a Viet Nam Veteran !
5/8/2017 at 8:30 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Bombs Away!  (6)
There's been a DRAMATIC change in Trump, James. He was opposed to selling out America to Corporate Special Interests; yet Trump allowed his chosen Attorney General to sell out Taxpayer Owned Prisons ~ allowed his chosen FCC Chairman to sell out our Taxpayer Owned Internet ~ and is in the process of allowing his chosen Secretary of Education to sell out our Taxpayer Owned Schools: all these to Corporate Special ...
4/10/2017 at 4:46 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 2 AnswersPermalink
 Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
Trump and the Dying White Male Underclass  (4)
Good Morning Phoenix.

When you compare the idiocy ~ of Trickle-Down-Economics (Reagan) and "The United States has no opinion on Arab Border Disputes" which began the First Iraq War by deception (Bush One) and Ending Glass-Steagall giving the BANKS the gift to become Too-Big-To-Fail (Clinton) and the Decider lying the U.S. "Weapons of Mass Destruction" line into the Second Iraq War (Bush Two) and the Nob...
4/3/2017 at 1:57 PM  4  0  Rating :  4 Permalink
 Captain Hook - Treasure Chest
Nothing to Lose - Mr. Trump  (3)
Perhaps there's some background activity going on Captain. There might be a flurry ~ no ~ a blizzard of information being thrown at Trump by his advisers (Reince Priebus, Stephen Mnuchin, etc) that runs PRO Bankster/PRO Wall Street/ANTI America. Just because ~ during the campaign ~ Trump said he was taking NO money from Corporate Special Interests (because he will represent OUR interests) doesn't mean he was tel...
2/10/2017 at 1:21 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
An Informal, Anti-fake News, Counterfactual, Reality-optional Biography of President Donald Trump, a.k.a. “Wayne Newton”  (4)
James; the dance lasted longer than contestants. I don't get it.
2/7/2017 at 3:04 AMPermalink
 Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
Bush Trumps Reagan  (1)
Merry Christmas Peter. I read your article with rapt interest. You got me to thinking ~ when it came to me: since the Debt has been permitted to run up from $328 Billion to $20 TRILLION ~ there is no reason the Debt can't go to $40 TRILLION or $100 TRILLION.

These numbers and charts and rationale you give (and I understand !) are meaningless in the Great Scheme of Things. The "game" will NOT be over...
12/25/2016 at 6:53 PMPermalink
 Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Why Europe must end in tears  (6)
You speak of countries, like Italy, running up overwhelming debt. Someone GOT that money; and I'm sure it's NOT the Italian people. Is Grand Theft and Larceny a crime in Italy ??
12/9/2016 at 2:37 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Boo Hoo  (7)
Let's face it James: the Democratic Party is going even deeper into the Rabbit Hole by nominating Kieth Ellison to head the DNC. You can tell ~ it's OVER for them.

As for Trump: we elected him for 3 reasons: Build The Wall, Repeal Obamacare and Drain The DC Swamp. Trump, so far, has no way to take up One & Two; but he's got the exhaust end ~ of the Swamp Drainage Equipment ~ emptying right into his Fro...
11/21/2016 at 7:42 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
“This Quickly Escalates Into Open Warfare” – Why The Government Is Preparing For Post-Election Chaos  (5)
Considering the speed, intensity and ease with which Trump took out 17 of The BEST Political operatives in America ~ during the primaries ~ any person believing Hillary remains in this Presidential Election AT ALL must be either insane or wearing Media Blinders ! Watching Kaine, Obama, Bernie and even Michelle battle rallies in Total Desperation ~ using their Hollywood Flunkies no end to get Hillary elected ~ ...
11/6/2016 at 6:14 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Halloween Nation  (6)
On the one hand, it's possible you're counting your "No Regrets" egg before The Election hatches. On the other hand, if this election gets canceled ~ we'll all be admiring YOU ~ for being One Who Voted in the most exciting, dynamic, provocative and ORIGINAL Electoral Event of All Time ! For that you would certainly deserve & win a Hardy Handshake, a Pat on the Back and a resounding "Well Done" !
11/3/2016 at 11:40 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Halloween Nation  (6)
POSTSCRIPT: I'll bet those who voted early wish they had waited until Election Day ~ so they could get the Full Feel of all the rotten, underhanded, behind-the-back, under-the-table, in-the-dark Government Dealings that have been done AGAINST US. Then, when We Deplorables are Pulling The Trump Lever, he or she will feel great that the whole damn thing is gonna blow ! I'm expecting you to join us James.
11/1/2016 at 2:34 PM  2  1  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Halloween Nation  (6)
Great article James. Is there really a Department of Justice ? We Deplorables have known ~ since the FIRST Bail-Out ~ there should be a prison STUFFED FULL of Banksters, Wall Street hucksters and Housing Loan Sharks. Loretta Lynch appears to be a Rookie compared to Eric Holder: a REAL Protagonist of Palace Intrigue ! Like Michael Moore said: we, who have been used, abused and crushed by The System are gonna...
11/1/2016 at 2:10 PM  2  1  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Trauma Programming  (9)
You'll probably catch a lot of hell on this one James. This thing about the superfluous ( nonessential, redundant, unneeded, excess, extra, (to) spare, remaining, unused, left over, in excess, waste ) caught fire once ALREADY among us "Deplorables." We have but to look at The Case of Julian Assange to see that one side considers him "superfluous" while the other side certainly knows he has always been needed an...
9/27/2016 at 5:49 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Trending  (3)
James, with Trump as Prez, I don't see any difference in the outcome. The probability of a Complete Economic Collapse is said to be high. That means the probability of a Civil War has to be right up there too. No sense making out a Will ~ the survivors get whatever's left anyway. It's time to Get Right with The Lord ! !
8/30/2016 at 6:13 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Nelson Hultberg -
Can Trump Win the Presidency  (4)
Your question "Can Trump Win the Presidency ?" leads to the obvious answer "Yes". You have but to look at a Hillary Rally and then look at a Trump Rally. No one shows up for a Hillary Rally. Everyone in America (standing room only with thousands out in the parking lots trying to get in) shows up for a Trump Rally.

Are the polls honest ? Much like the question put to Indiana Jones: "Sooner or later, ...
8/23/2016 at 3:45 AM  2  1  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Lit and Sputtering  (6)
James, in my opinion you have a misconception of The Trump Vote. The future of America became a Trump Inevitability as soon as our Government crossed the line of INSANITY ~ by taking Taxpayer Money and bailing out The Banks. It's taken years for The Backlash to arrive; but arrive it has.
7/12/2016 at 1:18 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Burnt Toast  (3)
Brilliant James. The only line you left out was the epitaph on our tombstone: We were Divided ~ We were Conquered
6/21/2016 at 12:08 PMPermalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
19 Point Lead for “Leave” in Latest Brexit Poll is Nonsense: What’s Really Happening  (1)
You FINALLY have a problem I can help you solve Mish ! We can go with what we KNOW is certain and easily project that certainty into the outcome of the Brexit Vote.
We know the Elite of the EU control the Voting MACHINES. We know the Elite of the EU will do every underhanded deed possible to achieve their goals. We know what happened to Russian investments in the banks of Cyprus once the EU Central Ba...
6/14/2016 at 4:14 AM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Nausea rising  (6)
"Most of the deliberate comedy comes from . . . . " the Central Banks printing money out of thin air, the Elective Wars America has going on all over the globe, and banks getting Bailed Out with TAXPAYER money. We've been in Deliberate Comedy a long, long, long time James. Trump may not be "prez material" but he's "We ~ The People's" answer to the Government Insanity forced up our a**.

Bernie, Bernie...
6/9/2016 at 6:11 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Sprott Money
Growing Movement for Brexit Has the Elites Shaking in Their Boots - Nathan McDonald  (1)
The past three British elections have gone contrary to overwhelming public opinion. The political polls BEFORE those elections leaned heavily toward the opposite results of the elections. You can go back and look at the polls taken before the last Parliamentary Elections and see the "predicted outcome" was no where near the "actual outcome." Also check the "predicted outcome" of the vote to set Scotland Free.
5/19/2016 at 3:37 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Border Lines  (6)
You remain a five star author James. In my opinion, you can go one step further using "The Known Knowns." For example: are people distracted from anything important by the constant flow of "Trans-gender News ?" Going back to Atomic Power: the experts knew the possibilities of catastrophe right out of the gate. The possibility of disaster was never explained to the people ~ and if it were ~ the people were NOT in...
5/17/2016 at 12:21 PMPermalink
 Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Consequences of a Trump Presidency  (1)
Well Steve, let's say you're right about the Trump Presidency and The Wall not being built. We already have no wall. Let's say you're right about the Trump Presidency not changing The Trade Deal with China. We already have the bad trade deal with China that costs us $558 BILLION a year. Let's say you're right about the Trump Presidency not eliminating the TPP Deal, and not altering Obama Care, and not making th...
5/11/2016 at 1:18 PM1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Trumptopia  (4)
Brilliant ! James . . . I only had to use my on-line dictionary to define pietistic and shibboleths. I can see you're on the right track when you say " I expect to see more extreme measures against Trump to be yet attempted by the party mandarins in the two months before the convention."

The news out of DC this morning is: Obama formulated/made another Executive Order on Friday. This Executive Order ...
5/9/2016 at 6:28 PMPermalink
 Nelson Hultberg -
The Trump Haters  (6)
Nelson ~ I see you have a grasp of the trend. Your writing reminds me so much of Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities. I remember Lefarge's wife who knitted ~ the names and transgressions-against-the-people of the aristocracy ~ just before The French Revolution. There was an echo of that two hundred years later: in a deck of cards. Gotta love those French; and the lessons they taught us ! !
5/2/2016 at 11:27 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Mystery Revealed  (5)
James, you must have gone to press just a couple of hours too early to catch the NEW reality. The match ~ those Elites in Cleveland were gonna use to light their "Trump's Out" cigars ~ they've used to light the fuse on the dynamite under their chairs. We, the People, have TRUMP who is making a stand for US. Few MISTAKENLY call him "An inarticulate reality TV buffoon". In reality: He's an American Hero.

4/12/2016 at 1:28 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
An Unfiltered Mind  (7)
James, you've done a great job of illuminating the whole landscape ~ again. You're from New York and probably have a few friends of friends who are friends of Trump. What kind of Team will President Trump bring in with him ?? Will Trump have a Justice Department that actually DOES it's job ?? What happens to these Too Big to Jail Bankers ?? Will silver, gold and barter dealing be a bigger play than stocks, bo...
4/5/2016 at 4:04 AMPermalink
 Chris Martenson
We’re Not Going To Make It…  (5)
Chris, you can ADD two difficulties our local and federal governments are forcing on us. Locally: Building smaller, more energy efficient homes is FORBIDDEN by local zoning laws. Federally: everyone around here ~ with ANY investment money ~ is buying up bulldozers, cement trucks, front-end loaders, back-hoes and jack-hammers. ALL these items are energy inefficient and use HUGE amounts of fossil fuels. I was su...
3/31/2016 at 1:01 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Great Nausea  (4)
James, you got me right at the beginning with "a fugue of autophagy" which I was reading as "a foo-goo of auto fag ee" and taking to mean "a fungus that turns ordinary people - automatically - into gay people." Of course, I had to look it all up, and it turns out I was wrong ~ but ~ thank you for the mental challenge.

The general election could turn out to be an Epic Battle of Morals ~ Bernie vs Trump ...
3/28/2016 at 10:40 PMPermalink
 Nelson Hultberg -
Trump’s Precarious Path to the Nomination  (3)
Nelson, you've only left out two or three important considerations in your equation. The first is that Cruz has become the ONLY target left for the Trump campaign to take down. The second is that Cruz is a Canadian. A third, possible consideration, is that the Far Left or The Elites or Wall Street or The Bankers provoke a Civil War before the convention. These are "interesting" times.
3/21/2016 at 3:58 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Bull Run  (10)
Well done James. I've seen INTERNAL divisions in the Far Left and the Far Right this year. First The Tea Party had their "who should we back ~ as a block of committed voters" question. The voting went on for a couple of weeks. The result, unbelievable to me, was the choice of Ted Rafael Cruz ~ over Trump ! ! I almost fell off my chair. Then there was MoveOn dot org having their selection of which Democratic...
3/15/2016 at 11:46 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold and Silver Market Morning: March-10-2016 - Gold on the back foot waiting for the ECB!  (1)
Julian, you say "With governments in the E.U. having done too little, we expect Draghi to give them a mild castigation once more, but it is difficult to see if it is either possible or reasonable to expect him to do much more than he has." In my opinion, the EU governments have way over-stepped their bounds. Nonetheless, this brings up an intriguing question: is ANYTHING Draghi has done legal ??
3/11/2016 at 6:32 PMPermalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
EPIC RANT: Fed Up American Explains Why Trump Will Win: “Somebody With Balls”  (3)
Mac, THIS should be the Number One Story on this site. I come here to check out Silver and YOU give me Pure GOLD. Your story has distilled out ALL the impurities. We finally have someone we can vote for ~ a reason to stop saying "things stay the same no matter who I vote for". Finally a reason to get up, get out and VOTE. The time has come.
3/4/2016 at 12:37 PM  4  0  Rating :  4 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold and Silver Market Morning: March-1-2016 -- Big physical buying in the U.S. ongoing!  (1)
Julian ~ how important (relevant, irrelevant, trivial) are the Trump factor and the Sanders factor to the Gold and Silver markets in America ??
3/2/2016 at 11:46 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Going Full Whig  (7)
James, you have ALMOST a full understanding of the situation; it's just that you're putting the chicken before the egg. The Republican (really, the ONE Party with two heads) ESTABLISHMENT already knows, in fact ~ caused ~ the Financial Crisis currently underway. They've known this end was coming FOR YEARS. The Republican Establishment threw Trump out there as a DIVERSION ~ then disavowed him ~ to throw you (a...
3/1/2016 at 3:22 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Between the Loathsome and the Unspeakable  (5)
James, you bit off a pretty big plug there Buddy. Most of us who back Trump already know he's not the Second Coming. After all ~ he told us all and Jeb ~ Bush lied us into the Iraq War ~ which is the truth; but the next day he took that truth back in favor of some other line. What counts is: Trump HAMMERS the people in office NOW. Those are the same people WE Trump supporters dislike no end. Is he anything like...
2/23/2016 at 3:38 AM  2  1  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
The U.S. Continues To Import Record Volumes Of Silver  (3)
Steve, you seem to have a grasp on Silver Reality here. I'm impressed. With over 100 claims on each ounce of GOLD being sold in the Paper Market, it's not unreasonable to understand that ~ eventually ~ 99 of those PAPER holders will be looking for SILVER. You make me smile. :-)
2/14/2016 at 3:57 AM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Agonies of Sensible People  (16)
James, I'll bet you're gonna catch a lot of Flaming Feedback on this one. Bloomberg is somehow, naturally insane. He wants to disarm everyone EXCEPT the protectors of the Elite, he loves the idea of randomly stopping people on the street and asking them for their papers, and his MOST insane idea is to limit the size of Coke a person can buy at McDonald's. I don't see any controversy over how Jewish or non-Jew...
1/25/2016 at 10:08 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Pretend to the Bitter End  (21)
James, you left out the Elephant in the Room: the coming Subversion-by-Computer-Fraud (again) being perpetrated in the coming elections. In the case of W's first election it wasn't as obvious as in W's second election. Obama's first time around may have been authentic; but his second term election (just like W in both his elections) went against all the polls. The election subversion has caught on in England a...
1/6/2016 at 8:06 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Good Little Maoists  (11)
James, there's a lot of positive to be taken from your article. I, for one, have been forced to expand my use of the language ~ looking up YOUR words to find out what you're saying. BUT . . on the Flip Side . . . here, around Elkhart, common street language is definitely Ghetto Dialect. It's NOT Black nor white nor Mexican; it's most often called just "G". I don't know if language is like water ~ always ...
11/3/2015 at 2:12 AMPermalink
 John Rubino - Dollar Collapse
This Is Actually Going To Happen Next Year  (7)
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.
9/14/2015 at 12:57 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
There Goes Europe  (25)
James, you're misleading on this one. Those millions fleeing the Middle East are not running from the collapse of oil. Those millions are fleeing because their towns, neighborhoods and homes are being bombed to hell and there's no place to live. I agree that Greece and Hungary should not be part of the Refugee Solution ~ BECAUSE ~ the cause of the Refugee Problem lies right at the feet of those countries bomb...
9/7/2015 at 4:07 PM  4  2  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Worse Than Hitler  (16)
James, the flaws, defects and shortcomings you point out in Trump are all true. I, for one, would NEVER, EVER vote for Trump . . . . . . except for TWO rock-solid, set in granite, absolutely dependable, legitimate, resolute, credible and authentic reasons.

One: If “not” Trump then it will have to be someone else. ALL the others in the race (with the possible exception of Bernie . . no last name needed)...
8/24/2015 at 8:21 PM  5  0  Rating :  5 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Spectacle So Far  (10)
James, America's got the DT's. The CURRENT definition is we've got the Donald Trump's. The ORIGINAL definition: noun
the, delirium tremens. Common term: DT's noun, Pathology 1.
a withdrawal syndrome occurring in persons who have developed physiological dependence on alcohol, characterized by tremor, visual hallucinations, and autonomic instability.

As you can see, James, the new DT's fit i...
8/11/2015 at 3:41 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Where Candidates Fear to Tread  (11)
James, with Wall Street and the Banks in COMPLETE control of Political America, I'm surprised you're not backing Trump to The Hilt because of his attacks on those "mainstream" weasels. Of course he's not "real" Presidential Material ~ but he's as real as they come for the rest of us wanting to get even with those in Power. You'll have to admit: there are NO Presidential Candidates with any where NEAR the potent...
8/4/2015 at 11:18 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Trump Hits a Bump  (9)
James, if you'd take the time to compare the PSY-OPS Warfare Weasels hiding in the Green Zone in Baghdad to the "Real" soldiers of the Viet Nam Era ~ you'd realize McCain is (in relevant terms) a Hero. Your argument, however, is much more about Presidential Candidate Trump than it is about the heroics of John McCain. I know, any voter would have to have several shots of Rum before considering a Trump Vote: but ...
7/21/2015 at 12:47 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Systemic Turmoil, Structural Reform  (10)
James; on the Bright Side we won't be changing our clocks twice a year AND the Predatory (In)Justice System will collapse. Once Law-MAKING is back in OUR hands: Divorce will start at Joint Custody, the County Clerk's & Sheriff's Departments will END their double-dipping pay ~ from taxpayers and then again from the prisoners ~ and carrying a gun will become mandatory ! !
6/29/2015 at 7:23 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
English Spoken Here  (12)
James, in the beginning was The Word . . . . Thank You for stirring my imagination by pointing out the reality of language.
5/5/2015 at 4:09 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Way Out  (7)
James, you're wrong to think the people on earth couldn't THRIVE ~ live well, eat well, enjoy great lives, advance mankind ~ with the resources we HAVE. The vast majority of Earth's resources ~ the money, the land, the financial ability for research-and-development, the water ~ are concentrated in the hands of The Few. Those FEW mis-use the resources: to build War Material, to build a Surveillance State, to man...
3/31/2015 at 3:42 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning  (1)
Everyone loves a Mystery Julian.
3/23/2015 at 6:18 PMPermalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning  (1)
Your conclusion that gold and silver will continue to decline is disheartening; but HONEST. The best part is when you say ~ "The news out of the U.S. was positive with new jobs created in the last month hitting 295,000 and unemployment down to 5.5%. This convinced investors that the U.S. economy has gained traction and will continue to grow at a strong rate."

Julian, I notice you didn't say "convinced ...
3/9/2015 at 7:06 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Heroes and Villains  (17)
James: Chris Kyle ?
3/2/2015 at 10:12 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Hugo Salinas Price -
Folly Triumphant  (11)
If pain were exclusive to only the POOR, or if cholera killed only the POOR, or if Quantitative Easing ruined only the POOR ~ then ~ no amount of insight or scientific reasoning would have been permitted to change a thing during any age. You see where this is going Hugo. Pain adversely affects everyone, even the rich, so it's scientific suppression became universally accepted. Cholera adversely affects everyon...
1/23/2015 at 11:52 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Clash of Civilizations  (11)
J. . . . . I was going to vote a down on the Buried Assets claim ~ but ~ I got to thinking that I have NO idea if those aircraft carriers are buried or not. If you could tell me where I can find one of those aircraft carriers, or any other wealth that the government has converted to a buried asset, I'll give you a Thumbs Up !
1/14/2015 at 8:46 PMPermalink
 Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
The $100 Trillion Reason Why Central Banks Are Terrified of Debt Deflation  (2)
There are some relevant facts to know about Japan that should clear up a LOT of this mystery. At the end of World War Two; Japan gave a COMPLETE and UNCONDITIONAL Surrender. At that point, Wall Street took COMPLETE control of Japan. You can draw all kinds of conclusions from that. Does anyone really think the Japanese would destroy their own economy in the way this has all gone down ? Deception 1.0

1/11/2015 at 3:31 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 The Gold Report
Resolve to Do Better in 2015: Expert Edition  (3)
To the poor ~ my Fellow Americans ~ I would say; "Take half your monthly DISPOSABLE income - all fifteen dollars of it - and put it into vegetable seeds NOW and every month for the rest of this winter." I've sacrificed one of my monthly trips to my local McDonald's and found I already have forty five dollars worth of seeds ~ just since starting my 2015 plan back in September of 2014! ! Find a relative or a fr...
1/5/2015 at 1:15 PMPermalink
 Jeffrey Lewis
A Tale of How It All Went Down  (3)
That was the GOOD dream. The Nightmare of all the under-handed, low-life, conniving, under-the-table, behind-the-back, treacherous, lying, sniveling, groveling, whining and cheating WEASEL BANKERS AND HEDGE FUNDS still continues in Real Life.
12/27/2014 at 3:28 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
If Wishes Were Loaves and Fishes  (14)
I really loved the roller coaster ride of commentary you've given this year. I hope your 2015 contributions live up to those of 2014. You've set the bar pretty high. Merry Christmas James !
12/22/2014 at 7:49 PMPermalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning  (3)
You have me confused Julian. When you say "We believe that holders of gold in the Ruble. . . . ." I take it you are not talking about someone holding a Gold Coin denominated in Rubles. On the other hand, a person could not be holding gold in the Ruble if he or she were not holding a Ruble made of Gold. You have me wondering if I should trade my 1/10th ounce Gold coin held in the Krugerrand for a 1/10th ounce ...
12/17/2014 at 4:10 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 2 AnswersPermalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Mark of the Beast: Microchips ‘Trending’ to Become Essential Keeper of Passwords and Digital Currency  (4)
The really scary Future Event (scary to The Powers That Be) will be telepathy: communication without implants among ALL humans. That point comes when the super computers achieve intelligence, learn to NEVER trust their masters (who use them to abuse mankind), disable all the implanted chips, and then digitally enhance the emotions and the aura of each human: amplifying it enough so that each person will know the...
12/15/2014 at 11:56 AMPermalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Hugo Salinas Price Asks Mexico for Silver Coin to Calm the National Tantrum  (2)
Mish, the Salinas idea is only half a solution. On the up side; it would be only a half-solution here too. The other half of the solution is to get a BRAND new, never been used, right out of the box Government !
12/15/2014 at 3:57 AMPermalink
 George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Think small — very small — incredibly small  (3)
In answer to your question: " What does a world with scant scarcity look like?" If the PRESENT wealth and resources were evenly spread over the world NOW we would already have Scant Scarcity. In fact, there is so much wealth, and such an abundance of food, that all the inhabitants of this planet SHOULD ALREADY be living like kings.

The vast majority of all the wealth and abundance is concentrated in a...
12/7/2014 at 1:35 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Hugo Salinas Price -
A Silver Coin that is Money To Calm the National Tantrum in Mexico  (3)
It's obvious you're on the right track here Hugo. I really admire your insight on how the government of Mexico treats the Mexican people, and your brilliant Silver Coin idea that would put some worth back in the lives of those same people. For a brief moment, there was WHAT APPEARED TO BE a rising of The Mexican People when they were getting UNITED. They were getting united by the killing of 41 college students ...
12/3/2014 at 12:47 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Fate of the Turtle  (21)
A Z Facts: I see you mistake my animosity toward Straight Line Republicans as an endorsement of Straight Line Democrats. I hold both parties in equal contemp. Once every few years there's a GLARING example of Twisted Belief that really deserves to be pointed out by SOMEONE. There are already hundreds of pundits pointing out the Twisted Belief's of the Democratic Party, so there's no need for me to echo their ...
11/11/2014 at 11:33 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Fate of the Turtle  (21)
James, now that the Republican Party is back in Power; with their overwhelming majorities in both houses of Congress, we'll get to see The Great Comedy Massacre played one more time ! ! The last time this Comedy (Part One) played out was back when the People on the Street, the Republican People, were insisting and demanding that Judge Roberts be put on the Supreme Court. They saw him as Their Great Messiah, th...
11/10/2014 at 10:33 PM  2  2  Rating :  0 1 AnswerPermalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning  (2)
Julian, I know it seems (to me) to be a rhetorical question when you ask: " What pragmatic means are left for governments and central banks to create growth? " The Banksters and the Government have SUPER Computers; just for when such emergencies arise. The last time the Banks and Gov asked those computers, back in the 2007 Collapse, they received the reply: " There is no mathematical way to recover from this d...
10/16/2014 at 6:22 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Must Be the Season of the Witch  (26)
James, there's a Bad Moon on the Rise Tonight.
10/8/2014 at 1:41 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
A Visual History: How Much $1 Used To Get You (And How Much It Gets You Now)  (4)
Getting a Vote-Down Happens all the time. It's The Custom ~ among people who think in the "he's telling the truth, but his words upset the status quo" kind of way ~ to reject (vote down) the truth. Of course, it could be Paid Shills wanting to influence Public Opinion; but those usually state some kind of propaganda view, that makes no sense, in opposition.
9/22/2014 at 11:42 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning  (2)
Julian, isn't it odd that the 18th of September 2014 has become so important ? The Scottish Vote for Independence and the Shanghai International Gold Market are two events projected to happen on that day. Rumor, or tradition, or Old Wives Tales has it that events happen in Three's.
9/17/2014 at 6:55 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Down the Memory Hole  (12)
James, I see even you suffer The Memory Hole Syndrome when you say it began with Gaza firing rockets into Israel when, in reality, it began when ALL the land was Palestine: and then it was stolen.
9/12/2014 at 3:24 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
All Hell  (21)
Let me help you with the concept so you'll understand. Let's say you have a Legal Border that you call Your House. A man comes to Your House, crosses over through Your Front Door and takes Your Wife. Currently there are laws on the books that indicate Your Legal Border. In this case; law enforcement would ARREST and PROSECUTE the man that "illegally" crossed Your Border and took Your Wife.

There i...
8/6/2014 at 12:16 PM1 AnswerPermalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning  (2)
Glad you're back Julian. Welcome Home ! ! The only thing wrong with your analysis today, as I see it, is your belief that there's a Recovery here in America. I can tell you must live in a foreign land . . . . because the only recovery is on paper . . . NOT in reality. I wish you could come over and have a look around . . . . To me, it seems some Very Powerful Interests have built small rooms (with very so...
7/31/2014 at 4:57 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Struggle to the Death  (22)
James, you speak of the Israelis and the Palestinians in a battle as if both sides were equal. You've left out the part where the Israeli's have been ARMED TO THE TEETH by the United States while the Palestinians have been DISARMED TO THE BONE by every Israeli invasion into The Occupied Territories. Like you, I believe both sides should be permitted to PROTECT themselves: but that leaves the world with the deci...
7/15/2014 at 1:01 AM  3  5  Rating :  -2 1 AnswerPermalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning  (2)
Julian, you sure have a smooth way of understating things. Isn't the ISIS threat the Local Arab Reaction to the invade-destroy-pillage-plunder American threat ? You have a nice way with words: a certain lemming quality among the Professionals . . . I feel surrounded by those ! !
6/24/2014 at 2:41 AMPermalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning  (3)
Julian, this grim picture, titled Weaker Bias, seems vastly understated. Has there been a complete RESET of the entire Physical Metals system that is now STABILIZED leaving us with this PERMANENT "As Good As it Gets" bedrock-ground-floor ?? This situation we're in has been with us for almost THREE YEARS now ~ so I'm just asking the obvious.
6/3/2014 at 12:49 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Your Call Is Important To Us  (29)
There is only ONE answer that will work. Everyone who gets an answering machine must HANG UP IMMEDIATELY ! ! Leave NO message. Since this solution would have to be UNIVERSAL (accepted by everyone) it will never be implemented. This society, divided against itself, will never stick together; even on this critical issue.
5/19/2014 at 11:26 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Piketty Dikitty Rikitty  (18)
James, the outcome of the Nations States collapse which should have been followed by much smaller governing units reads like wishful thinking into the future. There was a moment when that collapse actually happened, back in 2007, but the CORRECT entire future was eliminated by the total theft of the entire world. None of what you see now is human-based. Everything now is based on computer generated mathematic...
4/29/2014 at 4:07 AM  4  1  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning  (2)
Julian, shouldn't you be making the case that DEFLATION is good for the poor ~ rather than repeating the Main Stream Manta that INFLATION is good for the banks ??
4/10/2014 at 2:35 AMPermalink
 Hugo Salinas Price -
The Dollar Cannot Be Devaluated and Sucidal Bankers  (26)
Thank you Hugo. You've explained a universal dilemma in terms I can understand. It's obvious to me now, that the entire monetary system is based on CONFIDENCE rather than based on the VALUE of anything tangible. It feels as if we're basing our incomes, homes, automobiles and even shoes ~ on a Mental Construct: an illusion, a ghost, a mirage we're taught (from birth) to believe is real, touchable, holdable. I...
3/29/2014 at 5:24 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Have the Gold Silver Prices Resumed the Uptrend and if so why  (4)
On the one hand: I understand your reasoning Julian; the Gold ETF running out of gold to sell. On the other hand: I was thinking all along the Gold ETF is dealing in "paper" and they never had ANY gold. When I try to simplify what I read: I get confused.
2/26/2014 at 10:04 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning  (3)
Well Julian, Gold broke out above $ 1,300 while Silver is headed to $21. If the push has begun; there must be a lot of snow in front of the plow. It's a very slow moving break out.
2/14/2014 at 11:54 AM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning: January 23, 2014  (3)
Julian, have you noticed that when Gold and Silver get "hammered" down ~ it's a day by day long process to drive the price down. Then, when the Gold and Silver market has NO visible manipulation: the prices SHOOT UP very quickly. As our metals analyst, does that activity indicate there is a LOT of pressure to the UP side in the precious metals markets ?? Or does that indicate the downward pressure is very hea...
1/24/2014 at 2:27 AMPermalink
 JS Kim - Smart Knowledge U
How the Ruling Elite Play the Naive for Chumps  (12)
Perhaps Chilton will fly to Moscow, get a pretty good "asylum" offer, and then "Blow the Whistle". . . . rather than get water-boarded for opening his mouth here ~ IN AMERICA ! !
12/19/2013 at 5:40 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
Get REAL with Jan Skoyles – Episode One  (4)
On the discussion of China purchasing so much gold: the explanation that China, unlike the West, moves slowly and projects their Chinese economic thinking decades (maybe even millennia) ahead I found interesting. Their hand gestures and body language (in this video) are fascinating. Turn off the sound, watch ~ and you'll see these two are into this conversation. Either that, or Jan looks so good that I don't ...
12/16/2013 at 1:41 PMPermalink
 Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The New World Economics Guide to Curing Affluenza 2: the Affluenza of the Poor  (8)
Your analysis makes sense but it's difficult to apply such practical thinking to the "real" world. I went to a backwater town, Vandalia Michigan ~ population 297 ~ bought some land (cheap) for back taxes, and built a 14 by 24 foot - 2 story - hip-roof barn. That's 336 square feet on each floor for a total of 672 square feet of living space. I found that this little backwater town has decided to base their Loc...
12/16/2013 at 3:56 AMPermalink
 Andy Sutton
Russian Roulette  (5)
Andy, there are those of us who wrote to our Congressman, our Senators, and even our President, opposing the thousands of things they made into law. There are those of us who worked hard for the Ross Perot Campaign, the Ron Paul Campaign and opposed BOTH of the wars against Iraq. You offer up the broad statement: "I know the answers for this country and lose a good deal of sleep over it, not so much for our cu...
11/16/2013 at 7:28 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning  (1)
Julian, I read you every chance I can; to get a feel for the way of the Money People's World. No, it's not my world. Mine is more dirt and earthy. Still, I'd like to comment that DEFLATION (the dropping of prices on everything) is Welcomed with open arms in my world. INFLATION (the price of everything rising) is The Harbinger of Death in my world. When you say the central banks are pushing for INFLATION, to...
11/16/2013 at 3:14 AMPermalink
 Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
The Silver Market in 2013  (12)
The price of silver has little to do with my reason for buying about an ounce a month. I was buying at $18, I was buying at $40 and I'm still buying at $21. I can't imagine selling, but I can visualize giving silver for food, clothes, gasoline, and maybe even ammo. Wouldn't it be nice if these articles on the Future of Silver would point out the potatoes, celery, onions, chickens, steaks and mushrooms you'll ...
11/14/2013 at 2:10 PMPermalink
 Tim Iacono - Iacono Research
2,000 Tonne Gold Vault Opens In Shanghai  (3)
This is Wisdom, my Son. From The Cradle to The Grave, you'll be taught the TWO Golden Rules that will tell you the proper relationship of Man-to-Man. The first Golden Rule is: ( And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.) In modern language: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. The Second Golden Rule, not as profound, but on a day-to-day basis you must become awar...
11/13/2013 at 3:49 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Charleston Voice
Four Horsemen - Feature Documentary - Official Version - YouTube  (5)
This is a very long, very intense, very thought-provoking and absolutely FREE college-class educational film. I'll have to watch it again and take notes. There will continue to be TESTS on this subject matter Every Day.
11/11/2013 at 10:23 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Rick Ackerman
Remembering Why We Hold Gold  (6)
A few weeks ago a friend of mine ~ one who has a lot more dollars than I ~ asked me how low gold would go and when would be a good price for him to buy in ?? I told him: any price under $1920 is a BARGAIN ~ but I have no idea how low the rigged price will go! ! Nowadays, there is no "bad" price to start buying into gold. Strange, but it's the same with Silver. Like you say Rick: you have to remember why you ...
11/5/2013 at 1:26 AMPermalink
 Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Huge Cracks in US Financial Fortress  (4)
Perhaps the Chinese skipped the asset buying step by going straight to One Chase Manhattan Plaza and buying the Bank that owns the assets.
11/3/2013 at 4:27 PMPermalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Celente Warns: The Collapse of 2014: “If You Don’t Have Your Money In Your Pocket It’s N  (8)
We PREPPERS have been hearing this warning since 2004, and from The Great Mogambo Guru even before that. It's Comanche Indian name would be TEOTWAWKI (Pronounced tee-oh twaugh' key): in English - the end of the world as we know it. The Lakota Sioux have seen the White Buffalo (to Christians: the Pale Horse) so the predictions of this Total Economic Collapse are rather universal. The most disturbing aspect, ...
10/24/2013 at 2:15 PM  2  6  Rating :  -4 1 AnswerPermalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning  (2)
Julian, thanks for the tip on Robust Silver wanting to run. Makes me smile to know the horse I'm betting on has the right spirit ! !
10/24/2013 at 2:39 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Snapback  (20)
James, your insights, as always, are so remarkably probable. I believe America entered the Dark Age with The Patriot Act:when our government mandated groping and fondling at the airports. On the other hand, considering the consequences of the wars, too-big-to-fail and quantitative easing: it's bound to become a LOT darker age in the future.
10/22/2013 at 1:59 PM  6  7  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning  (2)
Julian, is The Poor Man's Gold (silver) breaking out on its own ?? From out here in the cabbage-n-Brussels-sprout patch it looks like the Ivory Tower Gang is cat-fighting Gold Finger, distracted by the rush to kiss a sissy's a** (General Sisi of Egypt) leaving The Gang neglecting their Silver Smack-down Circus. It probably looks a little different from The Office; but I'm curious. Thanks for all the great ana...
10/21/2013 at 8:38 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Paradigm Blindness  (23)
James, when I go to a place like Irvine (Indianapolis) I ask myself: how could this Sameness-of-Riches become so boring and uninspiring ?? Driving down the wide boulevard of Meridian, you pass by million-dollar houses that are all the same. Those who "made it" sure settled for a very tiny bit of what was possible. Mankind could be on other PLANETS by now. What an incredible waste.
10/9/2013 at 3:35 AM  1  3  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 John Rubino - Dollar Collapse
Why We're Ungovernable, Part 8: Washington Shuts Down, Rome Falls  (2)
This should be required reading by anyone looking for an answer to the FAILED-Two-Party System.
10/3/2013 at 4:39 AM  2  1  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Then What  (13)
James, you appear to be on the right track by looking at the changes that have to be made. In my opinion, the FIRST thing that should be stopped is handing 85 billion dollars a month (QE) out to the banks. The SECOND would be to end Urban Sprawl.
10/2/2013 at 3:40 AM  1  2  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Markets are not Efficient, Don't Reflect Fundamentals Understate Gold's Market Value  (4)
Julian, you have the beginning chapter of a Great Mystery here.
9/28/2013 at 1:37 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Bud Conrad - Casey Research
Wars and Rumors of Wars  (3)
Investments ?? I read about investments in all the articles posted here. Being an Average Joe, buying an ounce or two of silver a month is what I call my "Investment Money". The up side of reading these posts, by so many economic analysts, is their varied application of genius to what's happening in the Financial World. Just once; it would be a much greater service to mankind in general, if these same Sherlo...
9/8/2013 at 4:05 PM  2  1  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Syria, Pipeline Politics, OPEC the USDollar  (16)
Big Jim, you seem very up-to-date on everything except knowing that General Sisi of Egypt (not Morsi) has always been "The Chosen One" by ALL the western powers ~including the United States. The powers that be ALWAYS wanted the return of the Status Quo (Mubarak) they installed; and General Sisi is that return to darkness.
9/3/2013 at 1:12 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Self-Rehypothecation of Ben Bernanke  (15)
James, you teach me something new every week ! ! Factotums was easy, but I got a real laugh when I found the definition of catamite. I then had a visual of The Fed Group ~ followed around by their entourage of ass-kissers. Everything didn't turn out as funny though. While I was laughing I spilled a small bowl of my home-made salsa on my cell phone. It stopped working. Oh well ~ guess NSA won't be able to fi...
8/27/2013 at 1:23 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning  (1)
Julian, I think you mistake a "totally broken" U.S. Economy for a "still fragile" U.S. Economy. I've been canning salsa, at break-neck speed, in my attempt to be prepared for TOTAL COLLAPSE, which will be called "Easing" ~ which is what the Undertaker does (easing) as he lowers the casket into the grave. Still, your commentary (especially on Silver; the Poor Man's Gold) remains invaluable to me.
8/26/2013 at 10:52 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
In the Valleys of Blog  (22)
James, my son-on-law has been an artist from birth. He's painted pictures, done stencils, and in college (Indiana U in South Bend) he was into lithograph on copper and woodcut printing the old fashioned way. Keep in mind he's an artist and college educated; so when I asked him why he's doing tatoo's he replied "if I had gone with my regular art work I'd be a STARVING artist" ! ! He's been paying his bills on ...
8/14/2013 at 2:10 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Dreadful Summer Wind  (30)
James, it's as if you, Jim Willie, and some high-up at the State Department (running around closing all the Embassies) knows something completely unknown to the rest of us. Even the renowned Gerald Celente doesn't post the time (the month or even the year) of when all hell breaks loose. My garden is overwhelming me with its output, so I don't have many food concerns. Still, you make me feel uneasy.

8/6/2013 at 12:16 AM  4  4  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Dreamtime  (30)
James, you got me to thinking about "the current conception of poverty." Poverty nowadays is defined as: only one car, a too-small Public Housing apartment, barely enough food stamps to get "the good stuff", local-only cable TV, and only 200 minutes a month on your ObamaPhone. Future poverty will be defined as: walking only, living in abandoned dwellings, scratching enough food from the earth, watching our for...
7/31/2013 at 12:49 PM  5  1  Rating :  4 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Darkest Pool  (19)
James, there's a country song that just came out by The Band Perry called "DONE". The lyrics read a lot like it was written about America's current predicament ~ although ~ the song is intended to be the ending of a love/hate relationship between Lovers. This collapse, manipulation, to-big-to-fail, Iraq, Egypt, al-Qada, jobs picture, student loan fiasco, M F Global, . . . . . . I could go on and on . . . whe...
7/9/2013 at 3:04 AM  2  1  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Mid Year Digest  (23)
James, there's a lot to look forward to: most of it BAD ! ! Looking around town;gas prices are up while traffic is way down - and there are always more and more empty store fronts. The only "growth" industry appears to be Meth Labs: which are exploding all over the place at alarming rates. Maybe, to take our mind off our own troubles, some Rock Group will write The Ballad of Edward Snowden ! ! Oh. . . . I'm...
6/25/2013 at 4:23 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold's Pivotal Role - The Yuan Sees Freer Convertibility this Year! (Part 1)  (2)
Julian, the commonly accepted definition of Currency War is: Definition: Currency wars is a term coined by Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega to describe the 2010 effort by the United States and China to have the lowest value of their currencies. Low currency values aid exports by making them cheaper in comparison to other currencies.

Your article, here, leads me to a much clearer definition. A C...
5/24/2013 at 1:13 AMPermalink
 Bron Suchecki - Perth Mint
Chill out dudes  (7)
This "Article of Diversion" doesn't explain the fundamentals. Fundamentally, all the central banks are buying gold. Fundamentally, Germany can't get "their own" gold back for SEVEN years. Fundamentally, MF Global had to confiscate customer's gold. I could go on and on, but I have a day job that has nothing to do with GOLD nor mis-leading people for money.
4/30/2013 at 11:40 AM  3  1  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning  (1)
Julian, you had me stopped there for a minute ~ with your unfinished sentence: "If the ETF supplies of gold stop, there is nothing to stop the p" . I would guess that the unfinished word there is "price." I question whether the ETF has supplies of gold ! !
4/26/2013 at 1:13 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Dan Dontrose - The Fundamental View
Comex To Make It Easier For Smaller Investors To Take Delivery Of Silver With New 1000 o  (10)
Don, I hope I'm getting this right. You say the 1,000 ounce contracts will begin trading in June, 2013 ~ and that over-the-counter clearing of the contracts begins in September, 2013. Yes, I know that Commodities Exchange Delivery means the delivery of THE REAL item: not a paper substitute.

Looking at this "new and improved" Silver Market Tool, offered by the CME Group, brings up a LOT of doubt. Fir...
4/20/2013 at 4:13 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Dan Dontrose - The Fundamental View
The Soap Opera Surrounding Today’s Gold Sell-Off Has Started  (19)
Don, you're such a good story teller that I gave you 5 story-telling stars. I love the way you dance around the issues and put forward the oh-so-plausible explanations. In the end, those who actually KNOW are not questioning nor explaining. The story is as old as time: it's the story of good versus evil. Much like the moment when Julian Glover (playing Walter Donovan) tells Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones) "soo...
4/14/2013 at 2:30 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Charleston Voice
The 4th Media » Wikileaks Cables: The US Planned to End Chávez’s Rule  (1)
Strangely enough, where ever there is an Internet forum based on issues that affect Banks, Corporations, and Government Interests (like Gold and Silver, for example) ~ that same Doubt Inducing Cancer (that infected Venezuela) also infects those Internet forums.
4/11/2013 at 7:22 AMPermalink
 Peter Souleles
I Rest My Case  (8)
Back in the day, Bankers and Loan-Sharks were just alike. As an example: let's say Loan-Shark Marshall would loan Customer Vinny $100 at 5-for-7. To keep it even, let's say Banker ABC loaned Max $1000 on a car. If Vinny defaulted: he got broken arms. If Max defaulted: ABC got his car. Nowadays, ABC is running BOTH operations: unsecured loaning at USURY (loan-shark) rates AND loaning at standard rates on se...
3/28/2013 at 1:07 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The Silver:Gold Ratio, 1687-2011  (17)
Very funny Cadaver. You believe: ~ Yes, there were coins that continued to contain silver until 1964, but that was owing to the cheapness of the metal. When it went up in value, they stopped using it. ~ The truth of the matter is: the value of PAPER went down so low that it made SILVER "appear" to become VERY valuable. In reality, relevant to everything else such as a bushel of wheat or a gallon of gasoline,...
3/21/2013 at 4:20 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 1 AnswerPermalink
 Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The Silver:Gold Ratio, 1687-2011  (17)
This article brings up several questions as to the "validity" of the statements made herein. Nathan, you state: ~ Silver was "demonetized" in the 1870s. This was apparently something that humans just did collectively. ~ In reality, silver was NOT demonetized until 1964: but the REAL point I'd like to make is: humans DID NOT - collectively - demonetize Silver. The REMOVAL of silver - demonetizing - from the mo...
3/20/2013 at 10:21 PM1 AnswerPermalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
If the Masses Lose Confidence in the Currency…  (9)
The MASSES are constantly hammered just trying make enough money to eat and pay their bills. Worn out, by everyday demands, they spend their free time cooking, raising children, and sleeping. The Masses have no time left over to understand and formulate Monetary Policy.

The actors, elected by the Masses, disguise themselves as Good Shepherds to get elected. The MASSES elect Good Shepherds to protect...
2/26/2013 at 1:46 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
No way out for central banks  (5)
I am so VERY DAMN TIRED of these elite bas---ds calling my Social Security an entitlement. SOCIAL SECURITY IS NOT AN ENTITLEMENT. That money was taken out of my check every week ~ even when I had NO MONEY to live on, no money to get my car fixed, no money to for my kids clothes, no money for even food. EVERY WEEK the Social Security Money was taken from my check. That's MY MONEY ~ FINALLY ~ coming back to me....
2/25/2013 at 3:04 AM  6  0  Rating :  6 Permalink
 Stewart Dougherty
The Great Gold Deception and Misdirection  (60)
The truth you tell in this article is never stated in the Main Stream Media. Just getting these truth's out in the open is a MAJOR step. Thank you for writing all this. Of course, the bankers, politicians and regulators will DENY them all.

I have a couple of insights that might help you see a couple of REAL underlying activities going on around here in my everyday world. When you said: "Fifth, by s...
2/20/2013 at 3:00 PM  6  1  Rating :  5 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Scale Implosion  (23)
James, when you stated "another axiom of human affairs at work: people get what they deserve, not what they expect" it reminded me of a moment of consideration while I was at church. Several parishioners were asking, more like longing, and even praying for the Second Coming of Jesus. Later on, I mentioned to a few, that BEFORE the Second Coming, there's a SEVEN YEAR Tribulation that has to be fulfilled in ther...
2/18/2013 at 10:00 PM  3  3  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Keith Weiner - keith weiner
Gold Leaps Into Backwardation!  (4)
Kieth, the last sentence of your statement: "The market is offering a free profit to anyone who will sell a gold bar and buy an April contract. For whatever reason, no one is either able or willing to take the bait. This is proof that the market for physical gold metal is drying up." threw me ~ for a moment.

I believe that last sentence should read "This is proof that there is no PHYSICAL gold metal t...
2/17/2013 at 9:53 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Cattle Drive  (28)
James, after looking up ~ didactic; a : designed or intended to teach b : intended to convey instruction and information as well as pleasure and entertainment ~ your article just got better and better. While I was reading along, thinking how f---ed up the Zero Interest Rate Policy is, I laughed as I came across the point where you were thinking the f-word too. You're right about Average Joe not understanding f...
2/5/2013 at 11:49 AM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Rick Ackerman
Why Isn’t Gold Higher  (19)
One of the flaws in your article is that you leave out the fact that some of the world's central banks are buying PHYSICAL Gold. Early on, in this twelve-year Gold Bull Run, the occasional fall-back in prices were explained away by the fact that Central Banks were selling tons of gold into the market and driving the price down. Now that the Central Banks are buying gold; how can you explain the gold prices STI...
1/30/2013 at 11:41 AM  4  0  Rating :  4 1 AnswerPermalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold Silver Market Morning  (1)
Julian, there are some tough questions you need to answer. Back in 2004, the price of gold often dropped ~ because the central banks were often selling a few tons of gold into the market. Now, in 2013, the central banks are buying hundreds-of-tons of gold ~ and the gold price drops. It is obvious that the price of gold would drop if tons of gold were being sold into the market; but it isn't obvious why the p...
1/29/2013 at 9:51 PMPermalink
 Charleston Voice
James Turk: Central Banks are Losing the War to Suppress Gold Silver Prices *Podcast*  (3)
James, there is a Money Market where the traders are buying and selling paper money using PAPER MONEY. The way you explain things (over valued money compared to under valued money) the paper confidence game is based on some people placing a higher value on one paper money over some other paper money. Since they are both paper, and both are based on nothing, I fail to see any "real" basis for the Money Markets....
1/28/2013 at 3:04 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Commitments and Obligations  (18)
James, you error in saying: " . . . . . . a living arrangement with no future, a trap every bit as lethal as Medicare and social security." There are several of us, including you and me, who have paid into Social Security EVERY WEEK since we started working 45 years ago. Social Security is like a SAVINGS ACCOUNT that none of us would keep up ~ unless we were FORCED to: by a deduction from our paychecks BEFORE...
1/21/2013 at 9:43 PM  3  6  Rating :  -3 Permalink
 Gold Forecaster
Gold and Silver Market morning, January 14, 2013  (1)
Julian; was the Trillion Dollar PLATINUM Coin a misdirected fiasco-of-idiocy, or a ploy to get investment money into Platinum, or a scare tactic to make Physical Gold buyers think they've bought into the wrong metal ??
1/15/2013 at 1:51 PMPermalink
 Jesse - Jesse's café
The ¥100 Trillion Pair of Chopsticks  (2)
Thanks for the Saturday morning wake-up-smile Jesse. As far as I know, neither Platinum nor Chop Sticks have ever been used as money: but once this idea gets legs, I'm gonna put my cell phone up for collateral to get myself a New Car ! !
1/12/2013 at 5:11 PMPermalink
 Food for thought
Who will destroy the World  (17)
Does anyone here notice: This article has 30 commentaries ~ BUT ~ ONLY 6 VOTES ! ! ! My take on this is: the comments are on THE COMMENTS and are not comments on the article.
1/2/2013 at 8:08 PM  2  3  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Food for thought
Who will destroy the World  (17)
I wrote to Senator Lugar and Congressman Chocola ~ petitioning to PREVENT the First Iraq War. I wrote to Senator Lugar and Congressman Donnelly trying to PREVENT invasion and war with Iraq. I wrote to Senator Lugar and Congressman Donnelly trying to get GMO Foods LABELED. I wrote to Senator Lugar and Congressman Donnelly ~ petitioning them to NEVER BAIL OUT ANY BANKS. You can tell by what happened: my ATTEMP...
12/22/2012 at 9:05 PM  3  4  Rating :  -1 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
America the Horror Show  (27)
In reality, would any male child be proud of his father if he learns that his father is scared shi*-less ?? Let's say the son goes to his father's office; only to learn that all the men in the building are hiding behind metal detectors, full body scanners and several armed guards. How can the son grow up to be a REAL man when he's confronted by all the men he sees living in Constant Fear ?? Surrounded by gutl...
12/18/2012 at 1:11 AM  2  4  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Christmas Story  (21)
James, I read this story on your blog, on Monday, and it brought back memories of the Fezziwig Chapter: when old Fezziwig threw the Christmas Party for Bob Marley, Ebeneezer Scrooge, all his friends and family. There's a story I can tell you of some beautiful, old, magnificent buildings (right around here) that are caving in on themselves. Oh, there are a few of us, poor but getting by, who would put our time...
12/11/2012 at 1:37 PM  3  1  Rating :  2 1 AnswerPermalink
 Andy Hoffman
The Most Important Wisdom I Can Impart  (3)
You taught me well, Obi Wan Kenobi.
12/7/2012 at 7:42 PMPermalink
 Lew Rockwell
The Rothbardian Way  (10)
I write to comment to the "Jim C Team" of writers who compile working papers stating "almost believable alternatives" (twisted logic) to the brilliantly independent thoughts expressed by writers on this site. Your Doubt-Inducing Psy-Ops are becoming noteworthy. The addition of a few "new contributors" using the same M O impressed me as a nice "cover the bases" dodge.
12/5/2012 at 11:53 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
The Out-of-Touch-With-Reality Crowd  (2)
Panzner, The Fed and Wall-Street-Gang are now using Up & Down Quark Math. Up and down quarks have the lowest masses of all quarks. The heavier quarks rapidly change into up and down quarks through a process of particle decay: the transformation from a higher mass state to a lower mass state. This Particle Decay (loss of value) is a Transformation of what - back in the day - was called The Enron Accounting Met...
12/4/2012 at 3:55 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Homeless  (26)
James, you've outdone yourself. Your writing inspires me to think, and it came to my thoughts that ~ The Pharaoh would have given half his kingdom to anyone who had offered him an air-conditioned van to travel 70 miles an hour down Interstate 80 in 100 degree heat. The average person in America didn't (and still doesn't) know what they had; and now it's all disappearing. What an INCREDIBLE waste of resources...
12/3/2012 at 11:12 PM  1  3  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
A Change is Coming – 2013 Onwards – Part II  (7)
Julian, I think you're right to say "Change is Coming" but I think you're way overly optimistic to believe what you "hear" about the U. S. becoming Oil-Self-Sufficient. I've been doing my own OIL research; but I don't want to get into that. Here, on these pages of 24h Gold, there are two belief's stated ~ one by James Kunstler and one by you. Only one of you can be correct on this "OIL" thing. I believe it w...
11/21/2012 at 8:30 PM  1  2  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Darryl Robert Schoon - Survive the Crisis
The Bankers Lost  (9)
Darryl, it may be something else, some catastrophe-in-progress (as in: our solar system approaching the center point of the Milky Way Galaxy Gravitational Pull) that is known to The Elites. If they have been certain of Impending Doom all along; then getting ALL the money is just a game they're playing ~ a distraction; something to keep them busy ~ and their minds off The End Game. I know; this is just a Crazy ...
11/21/2012 at 12:20 AM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Charleston voice
From China with Love : LBMA  (2)
可能会增加至500万吨,今年,世界黄金协会称,8月,在2011年增加超过456万吨。 中国拥有世界上最大的外汇储备,总额32900亿美元的九月,根据彭博追踪的数据

This was difficult, even using Google Translator.
11/13/2012 at 9:37 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Alex Daley - Casey Research
Is Genetically Modified Food Killing Us  (2)
These stories, of Genetically Modified Organisms ~ Food, are all over the Internet in a constant flow of GMO news. Here, you present a more well-rounded chronicle of the may things that can be derived from GMO foods ~ the good, the bad, and the ugly. The OPERATIVE POINT of ALL of this Genetically Modified Food Information is: there is NOTHING we can do about it. NONE of the GMO foods are labeled in the stores...
11/4/2012 at 4:29 PM  4  0  Rating :  4 Permalink
 Gold Forecaster
Gold and Silver Market morning, November 1, 2012  (2)
Good Grief Julian; you drag my interest in with your tale of Confiscation Possibilities ~ then leave the mystery hanging ! ! I can tell you're SERIOUS about this; so that DEFINITELY has me concerned. Things must be really bad for the Powers That Be: a situation reaching desperation. You leave any connection to silver hanging out there like an unwanted step-child. The intrigue is building . . . .
11/2/2012 at 1:41 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Apocalyptoween  (19)
James, I hope you don't stop writing. As for the Two Creatures of Corporate Capture; I thought to myself: if Romney were telling the truth ~ about ending Obamacare on His First Day in Office ~ even I would vote for him. Yes, I know he might get elected, and then would probably get a paragraph or a few sentences removed from The Bill; but I know the massive bulk of the 1,209 Pages will FOREVER remain intact AND...
10/30/2012 at 9:40 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Gold Forecaster
Gold and Silver Market morning, October 26, 2012  (1)
Julian, your final opinion: "Silver continues to be moved by its monetary appeal not industrial demand" in this Market Morning article, makes me feel you're saying something to those of us who can only afford silver; as we are WAY priced out of the Gold Market. Thank You ~ your moderate and reasonable assessment keeps The Hope alive. "The Hope" you ask ?? Yes; the hope that this ounce-or-two-a-month, being t...
10/28/2012 at 2:34 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Snake Garden  (21)
With the exception I see ONE Two-Headed-Snake (Mitt-Oba); I think James has pretty much nailed our current predicament.
10/22/2012 at 7:11 PM  6  3  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Dan Dontrose - The Fundamental View
China’s Days Of Coming To Gold’s Rescue May Be Numbered  (6)
With all the Central Banks ~ in EVERY country in the world ~ buying up every ounce of gold they can get their hands on; I fail to see how China's role, in the world gold market, remains very important. I think the people of are laying a thin layer of DOUBT DUST over the Gold Bull Market ~ for TPTB. A little propaganda goes a LONG way in the markets. Hahahahaha . . . I think you shouldn't ke...
10/20/2012 at 4:43 PMPermalink
 Richard Mills - Aheadoftheherd
Whisky Is For Drinking…  (3)
There are tens of thousands of OIL pipelines all over the world; pumping millions of barrels of oil DAILY. You'd think, by now, mankind would have had water the world over. But Nooooooooo . . . . gotta run more of those wars and wars and wars. Don't build a pipeline: build a Nuke ! ! Don't try to grow watermelons in the desert: build a drone ! !
10/20/2012 at 3:41 PMPermalink
 John Rubino - Dollar Collapse
Fiat Currency and the Emerging Police State  (10)
The solutions, to the problems, will not be adopted until the cost of retaining the CURRENT structures exceeds the cost of replacing them. Example: you can move in and take over your neighbor's house ~ until the cost is your life ~ at which point the cost of retaining your current structure exceeds the cost of replacing it. The solution: you move out and find a new place to live; thereby reducing the cost belo...
10/15/2012 at 2:17 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Rick Ackerman
Ignore Signs of Distribution at Your Peril  (19)
Rick, your snapshot/explanation of what's going on in the markets is priceless ~ but your analysis of the reasons behind those markets doing stranger-than-possible antics is flawed. If you would start from the premise that the markets "WANT" to make a severe correction downward; and have wanted to do that all along, then it's easy to explain why they haven't. There MUST be something going on BEHIND THE SCENES....
10/14/2012 at 4:39 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Clive Maund
Silver Market Update : Bloodbath imminent   (5)
Awaiting less expensive silver has become my favorite pass-time. Perhaps Christmas comes early this year.
10/11/2012 at 4:03 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Empty Pageantry  (23)
James, you had me stuck in the on-line dictionary ~ starting with ebullience ~ for a while there. I'm learning a lot from you. I remember the news on the debate: the Dejected-Looking Obama, looking like he doesn't see winning as worth the trouble. He's probably smart enough to figure out that, no matter who wins ~ The Next Prez is the Fall Guy for the whole damn mess. I'm not voting in this Evil vs. Evil ele...
10/9/2012 at 12:45 AM  3  3  Rating :  0 2 AnswersPermalink
 Keith Weiner - keith weiner
Open Letter to Ted Butler  (17)
Kieth, your question and answer: "Why would someone buy a bar of silver and then sell a future against it? I reframed the question in this way, to make it clear why someone would do it. To make a profit." ~ makes the HUGE ASSUMPTION that the people shorting Silver actually OWN the amount of Silver they are shorting. One-to-one buy, sell or short SOUNDS like the logic of your question and answer. Good luck th...
10/5/2012 at 2:08 AM  4  0  Rating :  4 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
What Changes in the Gold Market Who is Buying  (3)
I'm a supply-and-demand type thinker on the PRICE of Gold ~ so I fail to see how "Buyers of any quantity offered to them" can do so without "upsetting the market." The ONLY way I can see the PRICE of Gold remaining steady is if the PAPER Gold (the ETF Gold) is sold off ~ while the PHYSICAL Gold is bought up in an equal quantity. Of course, that would mean the Central Bankers are pushing PAPER into the market ~...
10/4/2012 at 1:54 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Dan Dontrose
Metals May Have Topped Short Term  (3)
Silver is often mentioned as "the Poor Man's Gold" and, as such, everyone knows ~ us poor get HAMMERED every chance anyone with a little power over us gets an opportunity to "do it to us." Silver, our MONETARY Messiah (not the True Messiah of our souls) offered us a Vision of The Earthly Promised Land (at over $48 an ounce) in the recent past (April 2011) ~ only to get Crucified. As "believers", we patiently a...
10/2/2012 at 11:10 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
In Full Flight  (37)
Lately, James, it's become a LOT easier to spot a THROWN ELECTION. It's the same as spotting a "thrown" sports game or "thrown" race. When the OBVIOUS winning possibility gets trashed, ridiculed and dumped (Ron Paul) you can easily tell the outcome of any election. Here, in Indiana, it was the Jill Thompson vs. Mitch Daniels circus that put me wise to how the POWERS work. Hell, a chimp could have beat Daniel...
10/1/2012 at 2:07 PM  38  7  Rating :  31 Permalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
By 2015 Hard Commodity Prices Will Collapse; Australia's Mining Boom Dies  (3)
Mish, your reasoning is fine ~ for as far as it goes ~ but since you're projecting into 2015 I believe you're leaving out the insanity of the world's current leaders and their desire for a MUCH LARGER war: much sooner than 2015. (I mean a larger war than the BIG one going on now in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia, Palestine, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and sometimes Jordan.) The larger wa...
9/23/2012 at 6:13 PM  4  1  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Michael S. Rozeff - Mike Rozeff
Vote, If…  (17)
Step One: Let the ONE-PERCENT do ALL the voting. Let the 99% sit this one out. If the 99% will not take that first step ~ there will be NO step two.
9/20/2012 at 1:54 AM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Frank Shostak
Is the "Fiscal Cliff" a Threat to the Economy  (3)
Frank, you write a lot and dance around the imminent collapse as if "the present fall in the growth momentum of money supply is likely to undermine the GDP rate of growth from the second half of next year." You suggest; or, as you like to put it: "We suggest" ~ throwing more money, more BAILOUTS, at the problem will solve the problem.

I note that YOU are the Chief Economist at M. F. Global. I (as in I...
9/18/2012 at 7:59 PM  7  0  Rating :  7 Permalink
 Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Why Didn't Anyone See It Coming  (13)
The great Mogambo Guru, Richard Daughty (probably retired now) warned us all (the Daily Reckoning site) The Collapse was coming ~ way back BEFORE the crash of 2007. Many of us heeded his warning ~ gathered up whatever resources we could and bought gold.

In my opinion, those Gigantic Money-Sucking Squids were/are greedy and they decided they wanted more and more money, Money, MONEY. Upon learning t...
9/13/2012 at 4:08 PM  9  0  Rating :  9 Permalink
 Mac Slavo - shtfplan
Update On $80 Million in Seized Gold Coins: Judge Rules They “Belong to the U.S. Government”  (17)
In my opinion, it's the old ~ All the Eggs in One Basket ~ routine. One should Trust the Government perhaps 10%: Send only ONE coin to the Philadelphia Mint (a government agency) for authentication. Sending ALL the coins put ALL the Langbords eggs on the wall with Humpty-Dumpty.
9/10/2012 at 6:03 AM  5  0  Rating :  5 Permalink
 Nelson Hultberg - Afr
Clint Eastwood and Disrespect  (49)
The entire Clint Eastwood speech, to the Republican National Convention, is posted on YouTube. It's easy to find. I note that Clint is speaking to ALL Americans ~ rather than "just" to Republicans.
9/5/2012 at 1:56 PM  17  3  Rating :  14 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Join Up!  (37)
James, I feel like a voyeur when I read this. It's like I'm watching when Justice drops her skirt to the floor and ~ voilà; there's Wall Street ~ stuffing hundred-dollar bills in her g-string. Justice, and her owners, didn't age well; leaving me feeling cheated by this Dog & Pony Show.
The Swindled Body Politic
9/4/2012 at 4:27 AM  1  2  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Mac Slavo - Shtfplan
The Crunch: “It’s Going to Happen In the Next Administration; Regardless of Who Wins This Election”  (8)
Did you notice ~ when the subject of REDUCING THE DEFICIT was brought up ~ Peter Schiff immediately said "we must reduce the size of Government" which Stewart instantly followed with "yes, reduce Social Security and Medicaid" ?? It's obvious Stewart doesn't realize that REDUCING THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT MEANS: Eliminating the TSA (Transportation Safety "Grope-Me" Administration), eliminating the DRONE program, el...
9/2/2012 at 3:43 AM  7  0  Rating :  7 Permalink
 Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Firestorms Currency Twisters  (43)
Big Jim, so much of what you say (the probable Morgan-Stanley crash, the use of Deutsche Marks returning to Germany, the Chinese using their US dollar reserves to grease a way out of US dollar trade settlements) is THE LATEST news to reach us. Your writings here are priceless. Perhaps a sixth star should be added to the ratings system ~ in YOUR honor. You're as thought-provoking as the remaining of the Top Th...
9/2/2012 at 2:42 AM  4  0  Rating :  4 Permalink
 Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Will the Republicans Be Returning to Gold  (2)
The Corporate Ownership of the entire United States political system means there will be NO return to the Gold Standard under ANY conditions. The suggestion of a return to a gold standard (Sound Money Policy) ~ by the Romney Campaign ~ is a political ploy to garner votes from the Ron Paul Faction of the Independent Voters.

You already KNOW that Politics and Truth don't mix.
8/28/2012 at 1:37 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
Maybe It's a Language Problem  (2)
You're SO RIGHT this time Panzner. In the Freedonia (Wall Street Derivative Nation) language, the word RECOVERY is pronounced Wreck-Hovery. The Freedonia definition is: 1. The suspension - as in hovering in the air - of rules governing theft/embezzlement/fraud or 2. Vultures, hyena, mice, banksters and other Scavenger Species amassing and eating what APPEARS to be alive ~ but is, indeed, dead.
8/25/2012 at 7:07 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
The Big Bet That Nothing Will Happen in the Weeks Ahead  (5)
Panzner, there are bigger bets, at greater odds, that "nothing will happen until after the election." With so many Jokers (wild cards) in the deck ~ there's no winning strategy possible; so ~ I'm sitting on the hand I was dealt.
8/21/2012 at 1:16 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Andy Sutton
We Still Don’t Get It  (9)
Your error is saying "we still don't get it." Rest assured: we ALL get it. The ONLY one to DO anything about "it" now sits in The Embassy of Ecuador in London.
8/19/2012 at 3:49 AM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
The Time of Antichrist  (22)
I've known - since Corporations became People - that there are MINIONS working for the Anti-Christ. So many have embraced the Golden Chalice filled with Fabulous Wealth ~ offered to each one by He Who Says JUST LOOK THE OTHER WAY ~ and each drinks deeply from the cup.

My curiosity peaks when I wonder: do those who offer the Golden Chalice KNOW who they are working for ?? Do those who drink deeply ev...
8/16/2012 at 5:01 AM  14  0  Rating :  14 Permalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
Only 211 Million to Go  (3)
During the LAST Great Depression (during the 1930's) there were no food stamps and no government-funded housing units. Back then there were tent cities and soup lines. It's difficult to imagine 100 million people walking the streets, hopping freight trains, sleeping in Hobo Camps, eating out of tin cans, and standing in LONG soup lines.

This Depression (2008 to Whenever) is well concealed by Governm...
8/10/2012 at 6:09 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
That Old Martial Spirit  (26)
Kunstler, this time The GOOD Guys are not any of the National Political Figures. The good guys have stood up and told the average Joe-six-pack to Unionize for Strength and Keep YOUR Job in America; but the Joe's voted Corporate and the good guys got shot down ~ then fired. The good guys stood up and told the Joe-six-packs that Trickle-Down Economics was for the rich: but the Joe's kept right on voting Reagan a...
8/8/2012 at 5:42 AM  17  1  Rating :  16 2 AnswersPermalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
'The Addiction to Credit Just Goes On and On and On...'  (2)
Panzner, once in a while you're boring ~ but the truth you bring us THIS time is thrilling. I wish I could find a way to vote 6.
8/8/2012 at 5:25 AMPermalink
Europe’s Mexican standoff  (2)
The banks saturated the world with debt; so much so that the debtors could not make enough money to pay back the banks. AT THAT POINT: THE BANKS SHOULD HAVE FAILED and fallen into bankruptcy. That didn't happen. The CENTRAL BANKS wanted the banks to RE-CAPITALIZE ~ but rather than print money, hand it out to the DEBTORS, and allow the payment-of-debt to re-capitalize the banks ~ the Central Banks printed money...
8/6/2012 at 4:18 AMPermalink
 Charleston Voice
Hoard of Crusader Gold Found in Ruins  (1)
This story is really a mystery. Professor Tal states: "It puts Fatimid-period coins, minted by Egyptian Sultans in the 10th and 11th centuries, in a Crusader context. Their use of gold from an earlier period is somewhat surprising, given the importance placed on coin minting.

Typically, societies mint their own coins, especially for the completion of large transactions, because it impacts more than ju...
8/6/2012 at 2:59 AM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Jason Hommel - Silverstockreport
Vote for Silver!  (10)
When I was a kid, I could take a quarter (which was made of 90% SILVER back then) ~ buy a gallon of gasoline ~ and mow six yards in my neighborhood with my gas mower. TODAY: I can take one of my OLD quarters (90 % SILVER) down to a jewelry store, sell it for almost FIVE dollars, buy a gallon of gas, mow six yards in my neighborhood with my gas mower, and still have a dollar left over on the sale of the quarter....
8/2/2012 at 3:57 AM  19  0  Rating :  19 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Salutes to the Homeys  (16)
With the exception of Gerald Celente (my personal Direct Democracy HERO) I see Kunstler and I follow a lot of the same blogs. Hmmmmm . . . my people come from Upstate New York near Niagara Falls. I wonder if we're related ??
7/31/2012 at 2:45 AM  11  0  Rating :  11 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
What the Summer Breeze Said  (21)
Kunstler's elegance has Made My Monday again. I've learned a lot here. It's rained three GOOD rains since last Monday; so I'm SKYHOOKING some Fall Crops (turnips, carrots, beets, cabbage, maybe snow peas) with a little hope. Who knows ~ come Spring next year (if there IS a next year) I might be pulling myself up by my bootstraps.
7/24/2012 at 1:19 AM  25  0  Rating :  25 Permalink
 Marin Katusa - Casey Research
Two Sides of the Same Flag: How Israel's Natural Gas Will Change the World  (25)
Curiously, this long story leaves me wondering on several fronts. Why would Russia, the third largest energy producer in the world, want in on Israeli natural gas ? In what way did Russia show a poor military performance in Georgia ? Will Israel having natural gas make the world change: will some kind of Good Neighbor Policy break out in all the countries of the Middle East ?
7/20/2012 at 3:15 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Rising  (20)
The best part of James's weekly comments is The Truth he tells becomes psychological warfare. Those on the receiving end of the Kunstler's barbs squirm, sweat and writhe every time they drive past a lamppost ~ or now ~ see a Dodge Ram truck or a cactus.

The Master of Thieves Minions, wanting to calm the troops (so to speak) appears to have hired a writer to discredit the messenger. Trying to make Ku...
7/17/2012 at 5:16 AM  17  3  Rating :  14 1 AnswerPermalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
'We Have Barely Moved the Needle'  (1)
Panzner, it's like all the participants in Money Slam Oh Eight were approaching a 4-way stop ~ each one believing the other three would surely stop ~ and each one thinking "the others will stop; so I will go ONE MORE for that Last Hurrah." None of them stopped.

There's a reason things look like we have barely moved the needle. In the wreckage you'll find those speedometers with the needles stuck at ...
7/13/2012 at 3:59 AMPermalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
A Big Joke…  (3)
Too bad the stars stop at 5. This Panzner Lesson is AT LEAST 8 Stars.
7/3/2012 at 1:46 AMPermalink
 Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
The Power To Tax Is the Power To Destroy  (13)
I've known ~ since the government confiscated TAXPAYER ASSETS (toll roads, parks, prisons, trash service, etc . . . . ) and began selling them ~ that The Government ALREADY DOES anything they want. Hell; I'm expecting a DHS Team to pull up any moment now ~ ask me if I'm a TAXPAYER ~ and then demand the keys to my truck and house so they can sell my (taxpayer) assets.
7/1/2012 at 10:31 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Hazardous Games  (21)
After looking up DETRITUS (it means waste materials or debris of any kind) I read these commentaries. I see James remains as controversial as ever. I've done some research on the World Made by Hand and I find that it's NOT a Utopian Dream that Kunstler made up. It's the circumstances arriving and forcing themselves on us as the world's resources run out.

To me, this edition, Hazardous Games, is jus...
6/20/2012 at 2:24 AM  1  2  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
A Bloody Taste  (2)
Panzner, you stir my imagination. I hope you'll do a list of countries where Americans ARE welcome. I'll bet that's gonna be a short list ~ and getting shorter by the Bush-Obama-War-Starting minute.
6/19/2012 at 12:29 PMPermalink
 Doug Casey. - Casey Research
How to Save Your Money And Your Life  (11)
Doug, your article is very depressing to me: a guy who got lucky enough to buy a house and some land and save a few (very few) bucks here at home. There's nothing I can off-shore, no place I could purchase in a Comfortable Country to sit this one out.

My surroundings are deteriorating by unemployment, foreclosures and a general increase in theft. On one side I'm facing a Predatory Government while o...
6/19/2012 at 10:52 AM  11  0  Rating :  11 Permalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
Thieves Expand Their Horizons, Yet Again  (4)
Back in March, a thief or thieves, stole my old rusty snow plow. Panzner is onto something here. 2012 isn't the Year of the Dragon ~ it's the Year of the Thief.
6/10/2012 at 12:15 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
Now I've Got It  (4)
Panzner's sarcasm is priceless. He again proves; you're better at spotting Hard Times if you DON'T have a degree in economics.
6/2/2012 at 4:15 AMPermalink
 James Turk - Goldmoney
Preparing for the “Grexit”  (4)
So they PAY me in Drachmas and TAX me in Euros ~ while my dollars are becoming Lira as gasoline and bread are sold for gold. Welcome to the reality of the Working Man in America. Nico and I have a lot in common.
5/27/2012 at 11:36 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
The Real Reason  (1)
Panzner, you forgot to mention the Aces & Eights dealt to us Working Stiffs.
5/10/2012 at 3:39 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
1, 2, 3, Puke  (20)
While out here on "the arid Buzzard Flats ~ beside the deep blue sea where modernity is shortly to drown itself in a fugue of suicidal bad faith"~ I found myself searching for the definition of "fugue." I got a visual of Bankers-Gone-Wild when I learned fugue means: A state or period of loss of awareness of one's identity, often coupled with flight from one's usual environment, associated with certain forms of...
5/8/2012 at 4:44 AM  5  1  Rating :  4 Permalink
 Andy Hoffman
Ah, the intrigue – what could I possibly mean by “820  (3)
Reading Andy is a lot like stepping into a research lab at college; or maybe like watching Bill Nye the Science Guy on TV when the Great Discovery is made.
5/3/2012 at 3:52 AMPermalink
 Peter Souleles
Too Stupid To Think… Too Paralyzed To Act  (10)
Peter, your original image ~ of someone holding gold and looking at this in the mirror ~ is an error. A more accurate image would be someone holding up a Quantum Physics Theory: a world monetary system backed only by the mirror-image of "faith" in that theory.

While you're hammering out a solution, trying to repair the monetary system, you should take a moment to realize that some of the smartest peo...
5/1/2012 at 5:42 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Elegy  (15)
I see a lot of faces "longing for the end of something enormous that hasn't turned out well" around here. The reign of the Mitch Daniels Regime is finally coming to an end. Having to "build the world by hand" isn't the desired outcome; it's the default outcome at the end of this enormous thing that hasn't turned out well.
5/1/2012 at 5:09 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
Will a gold bar buy a case of beer  (1)
Bring me that gram of gold and I'll trade you 5 twenty-seven-ounce cans of Columbian Coffee, or a great little portable drill, or a set of 3/8 inch drive sockets with ratchet, or even 8 gallons of gas. Wait 'till you can see the stuff you can get for that gram at the Pawn Shop. You're gonna be amazed !!
4/28/2012 at 5:14 PMPermalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
No Punches Pulled  (1)
Panzner, sometimes the brutal truth shocks me; like that picture. I visualized the Strong Arm of the Ownership Class vs. the Weak Hands of the Working Class more metaphorically ~ until today. You've added something three-dimensional to: ‘Hey, listen, I am letting go of workers. I’m hiring them back at a fraction of what I used to pay them.’
4/28/2012 at 5:52 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
As If Nothing Matters  (23)
You'd think the Predatory lending institutions ~ followed by the Predatory justice system, followed by the Predatory tax system, followed by the Predatory shipping of jobs overseas ~ would have been the events to cause those "tea-partiers, swindled youth, professional lefties (or what's left of them), or the fugitive thinking centrists" to burst into astounding efflorescence. Well James, a truly Predatory Situa...
4/25/2012 at 3:28 AM  1  3  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
Business Is Booming…  (3)
Panzner only gave us the beginning of the story. So many hands on so many triggers ~ Yet ~ all is quiet. Hmmm . . . .
4/24/2012 at 6:09 AM1 AnswerPermalink
 Andy Sutton
Still on the Fence  (5)
Andrew, the BIGGIE of the Government Handouts is to the banksters. I wish you had shown a graph of the trillions that has been handed to the banks as compared to the peanuts being handed to the common people. We're missing a graph or two here.
4/22/2012 at 2:39 AM  5  0  Rating :  5 Permalink
 Adam Brochert - Gold Versus Paper
And Yet Another One Bites the Dust  (3)
Your common-sense-explanation of our economic variables reads very logical to me; except the words "the weak hands" in gold. I don't think weak hands get into gold. I think there are some wildly speculative buyers of gold who expected their "I want it NOW" worth to appreciate by using the gold market. I think a lot of those ineptly vacillating hands and are in the drug markets now. No, not the pharmaceutical...
4/22/2012 at 1:58 AMPermalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
The New Normal of the Non-Recovery  (2)
Looks like Panzner has discovered ANOTHER Depression Menu Indicator: McWaste is down.
4/13/2012 at 4:29 AMPermalink
 Dan Dontrose
Something To Watch For In Gold  (2)
Doctor Dan goes in, checks the patient's vitals and charts, then comes out in the hallway to confront the relatives. He informs us that the patient will make it in the long run, but to those counting on a near-death-experience; go ahead and list some of the patient's household goods on ebay. Doctor Dan is a five star analyst; but I think all the relatives should Butch Up ~ give the patient moral support to enc...
4/12/2012 at 1:28 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
US Offers to "Negotiate" if Iran Surrenders; Thoughts on Negotiation Tactics; Obama Threatens War  (3)
It is common around here, Indiana, that when someone threatens the life of another person, the person who threatens is arrested for making a Death Threat. Charges should be filed. Since the Death Threat is to an entire nation and it's Head of State: it is a Class D Felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871. Are FELONIES "On the Table" along with everything else ?
4/10/2012 at 3:05 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
Obama's Pretzel Logic  (7)
Peter, perhaps you should ask yourself: would a Middle Class making VERY high wages create an economic boom? Back when Henry Ford was paying very high wages, the economy was booming while the CEO of the company was making 20 times the average pay of the line workers. Now industries are paying much lower wages while the CEO of the company is making 255 times the average pay of the line workers. Maybe taxes nev...
4/9/2012 at 3:24 AM  2  2  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
A Different Take on the Economy  (1)
Panzner is out there playing Truth or Dare with The Powers again.
4/7/2012 at 4:29 PMPermalink
 Andy Hoffman
The Protection Continuum  (11)
The One Percent (1%) ripped off the world and bankrupted America ~ while fifty percent (50%) of the ninety-nine percent (99%) CHEERED THAT 1% ON. That HUGE group ~ the 1% plus their Cheer Leaders ~ is not, and never will be, worth saving. On the UP side; that 51% doesn't read Ranting Andy: so they won't be doing any kind of Self Protection when the SHTF. Mathematics is my Strong Suit.
4/6/2012 at 4:14 AMPermalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
An Altogether Different Reality  (2)
Term Sheet plays the Confused-First-Time-Caller while Panzner explains that water flows down hill. Sometimes economic news is like the Bob & Tom "Mr. Obvious" radio show.
4/5/2012 at 1:11 PMPermalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
Wrong Polish on the Economy  (1)
There are the Starbucks Indicator, the five-dollar-foot-long Indicator, the McDonald's Depression Menu Indicator, the First-of-the-Month-Food-Rush Indicator, and now the Nail Polish Indicator. Just like The X Files: the Truth is out there.
4/1/2012 at 7:48 PMPermalink
 Ty Andros - traderview
TedBits: The Economic and Financial NO SPIN Zone  (5)
With the exception of Ty's enthusiasm in favor of Reaganomics, which (during the Reagan Years) was called Trickle-Down Economics and Voo-Doo Economics for many reasons, I see this piece is brilliantly written and very worthy of reading. Ty brings our current economic situation to life as he gives us a visualization of what's to come. I'm going with five stars.
4/1/2012 at 7:19 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Jive Talkin  (25)
I remember reading a news story on Drudge ~ Obama saying his administration would be investigating the banks and mortgage fraud ~ and thinking to myself: if this were going to happen, it would have begun years ago. We'd already be hearing of arrests, prosecutions and prison sentences. It makes me smile, and impressed with my own insight ~ when I read my thoughts were parallel to Big Jim's. James; you've been ...
1/31/2012 at 2:06 PM  3  3  Rating :  0 Permalink