Profile and commentaries of SirJames
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Last commentary posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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 James Howard Kunstler
We Are the Pea  (23)
OK. Peace Brother.

7/2/2013 at 4:59 AM  3  3  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
We Are the Pea  (23)
I was indeed addressing Jim C on this occasion, although I dis include right in the first sentence a clarification, that others of a similar ilk guilty of the same kind of attacks against the author I have seen here before, might consider themselves included. It is not the first time I have seen JHK slammed for all the wrong reasons. Disagreements on fact, I accept. A backhanded compliment to JHK - which was wha...
7/2/2013 at 4:43 AM  4  3  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
We Are the Pea  (23)
What is is with so many here and JHK? Anyone who was taught proper English - the parts of speech, sentence/paragraph structure and the proper format for an essay, etc can rarely legitimately evaluate his work negatively on a technical basis. He is a very fine writer. That alone makes his work a treasure to me. A writer with a command of the language today is more rare than gold. Read the classics in whatever sty...
7/2/2013 at 1:45 AM  7  3  Rating :  4 2 AnswersPermalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Draghi Announces ECB Exit From Easing Remains Far Off; Think the Fed Has an Exit Strategy
I'm a little confused. Anyone who has taken time to read the relevant sections of the BIS Annual Report, as I did (masochist) that I am, saw Draghi taken to the woodshed in all but name. The Report came down four square on it's member central Banks to end easing and get on with structural reforms - yesterday! They repeated twice, a negative reference to Draghi's what ever it takes message and said that's over an...
6/28/2013 at 11:30 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Bill Murphy - Le Metropole Café
Speechless Turd, Something Is Very Wrong, What Could Be Up!  (8)
Two words - Jim Sinclair. He explained this quite some time ago at leangth on his site, KWN and I assume in his meetings. He described in advance, what most here and alsewhere are finally figuring out after the fact or partly so. The Big Boys were caught short; they had to get out; the hammered the price down to get out and then suckered others in. Jim, if I understood him felt that this manoevre plus revaluatio...
6/3/2013 at 11:49 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Bullion Vault
Shanghai's Gold Premium "Crashes" as China Returns from Labor Day, ECB Cut Buoys Euro  (1)
I'm starting to feel the way Andy did when he stopped trading on the commodities market. We are all being played. I hate being played. I'm taking my foorball and going home. I'll let my money and bullion (if any - cause I would never admit it online) do the talking. I'm now officially with Leonard Cohen; "They can take their system and stick it in the hole in their...." I remember Rockefeller saying (it's on You...
5/20/2013 at 11:43 PMPermalink
 Rick Ackerman
Bull Market Getting a Little Freakish  (1)
OK I'll bite. How can any/all markets that everyone now concedes are fixed/rigged (perdon me, managed) freak anyone or appear freakish. I confess, most of what is going on in our faces and up our noses, is bizarre, but is it not to be expected. Gensler even had to let the Dodd-Frank ball drop on derivatives trading for goodness sake. It's only $7000 billion or 1.3 quadrillion depending on which BIS figure one ac...
5/16/2013 at 6:13 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Jesse - Le Café Américain
The Metal Bears Advance To Stalingrad - How Are the Mighty Fallen  (5)
Brilliance and ethics combined in one person is all too rare. I applaud you.

Jim Roache
5/6/2013 at 4:20 PMPermalink
 Jesse - Le Café Américain
Why Go After the Depositors To Save 'the Taxpayers'  (3)
"Bail-in" has been in the cards since 2009. I have a series of papers eventually approved in final form by G-20 with BIS co-ordination. The wording has been consistent throughout. The Plan was that it would be made into law by members without fanfare. But of course the cat was let out of the bag re Cyprus. That no doubt frustrated the people who had put in so much effort. However, having buried and reference to ...
4/10/2013 at 9:24 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
Gold price rises on monetary stimulus hopes
Listen to the recent interview with Dr Paul Craig Roberts on KWN and all will become clear to you.

3/18/2013 at 2:26 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
Gold price rises on monetary stimulus hopes
I appreciate your taking the time to reply. But there are a few clarifications necessary. The ten year rise has been in a clearly defined channel and is part of a strategy to protect the USD as reserve currency. This is done by the Fed and has involved several banks and obviously even offshore activity in the currency and bond markets. Also, the first word in my post was IF. The Consensus on this site seems to b...
3/16/2013 at 2:54 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 1 AnswerPermalink
Gold price rises on monetary stimulus hopes
If the PM markets are rigged or controlled in some way, and clearly the ten years rise within a channel and the regular slap downs strongly suggest that, why does logic (psychological) and technicals so suddenly become a deciding factor is calling the future. Has the rigging stopped; is an almost flat-line pattern evidence that the manipulators are gone away? If the answer is Yes, and we can therefore because of...
3/15/2013 at 2:38 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 1 AnswerPermalink
 Mac Slavo - shtfplan
Update On $80 Million in Seized Gold Coins: Judge Rules They “Belong to the U.S. Government”  (17)
Gawd - how I wish you were right. Rewording of previous EOs sounds so innocent. I'm in Germany in the 30's right?
9/22/2012 at 5:07 PMPermalink
 Mac Slavo - shtfplan
Update On $80 Million in Seized Gold Coins: Judge Rules They “Belong to the U.S. Government”  (17)
This is possible because of one of Obama's new EOs - I even tried convincing even GATA that there was a difference between the latest and earlier ones - one of the first being that people are rightly so concerned about - indefinite detainment on suspicion and the rest of it. But he has done several late Friday night EOs - and one that GATA felt was simply a roll up of previous ones was much more - but I felt, if...
9/10/2012 at 7:50 PM  6  4  Rating :  2 1 AnswerPermalink
 Jesse - Jesse's café
Lords of Finance : the bankers who broke the world  (4)
Thank you for setting me straight. Damn, I thought this was a universe of law. I, from history, and seeing empire after empire collapse as a result of behaving the way we are now, felt it was, if not categorical, highly suggestive. I did not mean to be dogmatic. History does not expose itself to scientific methods of investigation, but provides a multitude of nominal evidence - or at least data. Many a deviant h...
9/4/2012 at 6:54 PM  3  1  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Do Gold, Silver Prices Fall, in a Shrinking, Debt-distressed World  (4)
I don't know why we don't use the term stagflation, even thought we are talking different sectors and different parts of the West. Some street-smart experts are now on record as saying that central banks and governments have two choices: continue with massive fraud or let everything implode. Politicians will obviously go with the fraud - because it gives them time. Articles in the MSM suggesting that fixing LIBO...
7/25/2012 at 11:33 PMPermalink
 Gary Dorsch - SirChartsAlot
Computer Cowboys Wrestle with Volatile Commodities and Currencies  (3)
You know folks, I have been on this site long enough so that I feel like I almost know some of you.

What I can't figure out is why so many of you are still in the game. Call me old school, but there was a time, not so long ago, that is you caught someone with an extra ace in their sleeve, we would either simply leave, or leave with a piece of the guys arm, or worse.

If more than one player was ...
7/14/2012 at 3:57 AM  5  0  Rating :  5 Permalink
 Jesse - Jesse's café
Lords of Finance : the bankers who broke the world  (4)
If there was ever even a lingering doubt that so-called "conspiracy theorists" were right about the socio-political-economic criminal cartel, cabal, minority, vested interests --- call it what you like --- are involved to one degree or another in hatching various plans to enhance their power (they already have money), the LIBOR incident breaking in the UK - with US collaboration and global implications - should ...
7/2/2012 at 7:10 PM  1  2  Rating :  -1 2 AnswersPermalink
 Keith Weiner
In a Gold Standard, How Are Interest Rates Set  (10)

There are several "gold standards" or optional standards - permutation and combinations. It is difficult to discuss interest rates, or almost anything else until the powerz decide on a gold stand (likely over their dead and bleeding bodies). I generalize, but when many in the gold community speak of a standard that reverts to the former one, which was problematical.

I think it is someth...
6/14/2012 at 12:35 AMPermalink
 Theodore Butler - Butler Research
Illegalities  (20)
With the greatest respect, this is a dead end. I saw a taped interview with Gensler's predecessor the other night. She really tried to do her job. At first people were surprised because CFTC is like a flee on an elephant - it is so far down the pecking order and has so little in the way of resources or "clout" as to be less than useless, even if Gensler were on the up and up. His predecessor was, and she was bla...
5/29/2012 at 2:11 AM  5  0  Rating :  5 Permalink
 Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Does Gold Ever Pay  (1) is insurance - it is meant to preserve wealth...if it adds wealth, great, but people should not invest in gold as they do in stocks. As for the numbers used for anything these days, it gets one nowhere in establishing price. Between debasement and the tricks used (most of which defy logic), it is difficult to compare gold (spot) to other phony numbers and indexes. Take the leveraged long/shorts. ETFs...
4/19/2012 at 12:04 AMPermalink
 Jeff Clark - Casy Research
Is the Correction Over  (9)
With the greatest respect, this is not a correction, it is manipulation/management by agents for the Fed to protect the USD as world reserve. If the US is willing to go to war for the same reason and for the petro dollar and oil, no market is left to function normally. The mere notion that pieces of paper can be used to represent tons of non-existent gold and silver is beyond belief.

Commodities, that o...
4/14/2012 at 1:20 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Bullion Vault
Asian Gold Demand "Still Lacking" as Vietnam Bans Monetary Use…  (1)
So let me see if I understand this. Panic buying by the ton does not increase the price; but a lack of demand does. Yet the value of gold is not impacted by supply and demand of available gold because sales simply move the metal from one person's hoard to another's. And the only reason for the change in price is paper gold in in several forms. A bank can have a greater impact by dumping a bunch of HST shorts int...
4/10/2012 at 2:02 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Andy Hoffman
Gold is Manipulated… and It’s Not Okay  (8)
Just another little slap down today offset by a spike in the USD. No reason - just to remind us whose in charge.

4/3/2012 at 9:22 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Chris Powell - Gata
China is in on gold price suppression too  (6)
To understand the China, read "The Art of War". There are versions online. Doing that will explode the myth of the "inscrutable oriental". Certainly they would want the price to be low - why would they want it high, when they are almost always in acquisition mode. Most traders will conform they love it when the cabal smacks the price down - it's bargain time for them - but don't talk to them about paper. Most of...
3/8/2012 at 1:20 AM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Mac Slavo - Shtfplan
The Bull Run Is Over Analysts Predict Gold Will Plunge Below $1000  (6)
Don't make the mistake of underestimating the other side. They won't roll over and quit. They want fiat. They don't want PM. If we think we can just hold on until reason prevails...and there is some sort of magical automatic separation between paper and PM, planet earth calling. They can slap us down using the most paper spot price whenever they want. Forget price. Learn to think in ounces and be ready for the f...
3/7/2012 at 6:21 AM  4  0  Rating :  4 Permalink
 Jesse - Jesse's Cafe
A Single Large Seller Smashed the Gold Market Yesterday  (5)
GATA/KWN and Andrew Maguire have done it again. In my earlier responses, I mentioned that it was time for us a a community to do something about this nonsense. Today, whistleblower Andrew Maguire (a very brave man) spoke again about this week's nonsense and a pending solution.

It all in the interview at KWN and GATA sent out a "heads up" to it's mailing list. There will soon be a solution to this damn ...
3/2/2012 at 7:18 PM  5  0  Rating :  5 Permalink
 Chris Powell - GATA
Another day, another Fed and bullion bank intervention  (5)
PS --- Jesse said today:

You have three choices. Buy, sell, or stay out of the daily trade.

And for the vast majority, the last choice is the best, especially while the markets are given over to such inefficiency and corruption. I'm sorry, but that is the way it is. And its a shame on the government, but unfortunately these days the powerful and the elite have none.

If you have the ove...
3/1/2012 at 12:08 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Chris Powell - GATA
Another day, another Fed and bullion bank intervention  (5)
Bernank on interest followed by a slap down of gold and silver (which seem identical in pattern on the daily chart), honestly these people have no shame. Considering that it is done with paper, it is all the more frustrating...I thought MFG might have put an end to this nonsense.

I realize there must be a trading market, but like the young lady who pulled out of the CMX and is still allowing farmers to ...
2/29/2012 at 11:41 PMPermalink
 Mac Slavo - Shtfplan
Proponents of Gold Standard May Be Violent Extremists; Report ALL Suspicious Activity To the FBI  (5)
Well, somebody report Prez Candidate Newt quick - it is your civic duty - he has talked about the possibility in his campaign. And the State of Utah has passed a law making PM an alternative currency...with at last count 13 other state governments in the process.

I assume the FBI will start checking suspects at the top - makes sense - in all seriousness, you folks had better start to more than blog abou...
2/9/2012 at 2:58 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Mary Anne & Pamela Aden - Aden Forecast
A Year For The History Books  (2)
What annoys me is that people stampede when there is no fire. The Fed has had a policy of debasing the USD through the "leadership" Greenspan and Bernanke (soulmates). They are easy money guys, afraid of deflation. The Fed's job had been to protect the dollar and often intervened as mandated though agent banks to support the dollar as world reserve in several markets. Then they became worried about trade, becaus...
12/21/2011 at 2:33 AM  73  0  Rating :  73 Permalink