The end of the Great Keynesian Experiment is upon us. Turd Ferguson and his band of loyal Turdites patrol this Watchtower. We are here to help each other navigate the coming economic chaos. However, no one can predict every eventuality, so please read the disclaimer and community guidelines before proceeding.

The Jackass Red Glare

Bombs bursting in air. Gave proof through the night, that our Jackass was still there...

Soccer! America's New Favorite Pastime...or Trojan Horse? ;-)

Happy 4th of July! Please do not take this post too seriously! It is not about metals, or necessarily anything of importance! It is simply meant to provide a diversion for the holiday weekend. Enjoy! Or don't! :-)

So we must be officially in the Twilight Zone when liberal blowhard Keith Olbermann joins conservative blowhard Ann Coulter in bashing the pretentious nature of soccer!


So here we are. 2014 is half-over and where do we stand? For me, the puzzle comes together by looking at a few, simple clues.

Post-SHTF Critical Occupational Thinking Skills

When the almighty dollar ends its reign, likely occurring marginally and incrementally, although imperceptibly as I write this, what kinds of thinking skills will emerge as being valuable, specifically those geared towards providing a living?

TFMR Podcast - Wednesday, July 2

Before we can begin a 3-day, holiday weekend, the BLSBS comes out tomorrow at 8:30 EDT. What to expect? Will there be a dip to buy? Turd will let you know.

The Latest from John Batchelor and Steve Cohen

In what is the most dark and frank discussion yet, this week John and Steve lay out the awful details of the current Ukrainian conflict and assign most of the motive and blame to the U.S. and its allies.

A2A with The Golden Jackass, Jim Willie

Earlier today, our pal Jim Willie stopped by Turdville as our guest for this week's Access2Access presentation. Vault subscribers asked an abundance of terrific questions and Jim generously donated over 80 minutes of his time answering them.

The Dependent

On September 14th, 2008, Hurricane Ike had moved inland across the US, bringing heavy rain and 70 mph winds to our home in Ohio. How ironic that the hurricane ripped across the nation as Lehman was imploding? The power went out for a week. That night we lit candles, got out the Coleman stove and heated up canned food for dinner. The kids loved it, scurrying all around the house setting up candles, feeling like we were living primitively. What if, instead of that hurricane, the Lehman collapse and a lack of TARP would have “cut the liquidity power” to the world financial system? A fictional, “what if” retelling of that week provides me with a bit of perspective.

TFMR Podcast - Tuesday, July 1

With many apologies, here's a late and brief podcast summary of today's events.


Screw it. Everybody else is at war these days. I think I'll declare my own.

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