Cyber Monday, Part I

The name was never more appropriate. "Cyber" Monday. Not for the electronic retailing. Nope. I'm talking about WOPR bidding up stocks today. How do I know it was algo-related buying? Because what rational human being would be buying equities here?

Let's start with an Armageddon update. Here's the latest, in no particular order:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/report-explosion-rocks-iran-city-of-isfahan-home-to-key-nuclear-facility-1.398312

This explosion follows the mysterious explosion two weeks ago that wiped out the head of Iran's missile development team:

http://www.debka.com/article/21474/

Conformation of that blast was issued today:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/checkpoint-washington/post/image-shows-than-an-iranian-missile-site-was-destroyed/2011/11/28/gIQA7KZW5N_blog.html

Let's see...two different military installations mysteriously wiped out in two weeks. Mossad anyone?

Does anyone actually think this is an accident or a coincidence? And if it's neither, do you really expect Iran to simply take this laying down? Maybe just shrug and turn the other cheek? Really?

And then there's this update on Syria, also from the Mossad media arm of debka:

http://www.debka.com/article/21524/

Ah, but don't despair. Here come the Blue Hats!:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/germany-endorse-syria-sanctions-15040989#.TtP2V3EZD4g

And lastly, let's not forget the global financial meltdown that seems pending for 2012, brilliantly summarized here by ZH contributor, Bruce Krasting:

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/italy-next-week

So, by all means, BUY STOCKS! Yes, that makes perfect sense.

It makes about as much sense as the current price of gold and silver, actually. But what can you do? As long as we allow the current system to continue (where physical price is determined by the daily machinations of an obviously manipulated and criminal futures trading regime), we have to play the hand we're dealt. At the current time, I see no evidence of a pending rally. On the bright side, however, the fundamentals remain so overwhelmingly strong that it will be quite challenging for The Cartel to drive price significantly lower. What do you get in a situation like this? A range-bound trade.

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Not everyone agrees with me, of course. (What else is new?) Our buddy, Ned Naylor-Leyland was on Bloomberg earlier today prognosticating $2000 gold sometime soon. I hope he's right. Time will tell.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/naylor-leyland-says-gold-to-hit-2000-in-near-future/2011/11/28/gIQAt0D93N_video.html

That's all for now. I'm off to Costco to buy some more bottled water, rice, canned goods and iodine. wink

TF

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flaunt's picture

Link to the interview isn't

Teach's picture

Trust your guts...

The more things "change", the more they stay the same.  The funny thing about liars, is they never run out of lies.  Nothing wrong with being ahead of the curve when it comes to being prepared for whatever is coming down the pipe.  I am just about as prepped up as I am likely to become..and that is pretty darned prepped up!  It is a bit frustrating / stessfull, though, when you admit to yourself that there is absolutely no bottom to the depths the EE powers will go to to ensure the perpetuation of this old game of kings and ...gulp...serfs.  I guess everybody has to draw their own line in the sand where it suits them best.  I sure hope sanity returns before my own line is crossed.  If this post is a bit rambling...and I know it is...it is only because lately I am having trouble locating a handle in this mess.  Thanks God, for blessing me with real good friends, and helping me find a site where honesty seems to be a fundamental value in the community.

Economical Disaster's picture

Man-made super-flu could kill

Man-made super-flu could kill half humanity

Published: 24 November, 2011, 14:27

 
Avian influenza virus, TEM (NIBSC/Science Photo Library)

Avian influenza virus, TEM (NIBSC/Science Photo Library)

TAGS: Animals, Health, SciTech, Terrorism


A virus with the potential to kill up to half the world’s population has been made in a lab. Now academics and bioterrorism experts are arguing over whether to publish the recipe, and whether the research should have been done in the first place.

­The virus is an H5N1 bird flu strain which was genetically altered to become much more contagious. It was created by Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, who first presented his work to the public at an influenza conference in Malta in September.

Fouchier said the strain circulates in animals, particularly birds, but rarely affects humans.
In the ten or so years since bird flu first emerged in Asia, fewer than 600 cases have been reported in humans. But the H5N1 strain is particularly vicious, killing roughly half of patients diagnosed with it. What stops it from becoming a major threat to public health is that it does not readily transmit from human to human. Or at least it didn’t – until now.

http://rt.com/news/bird-flu-killer-strain-119/

Turd Ferguson's picture

Thanks, flaunt

MODERATOR

fixed

SilverDog's picture

Shhh, be vewy quiet!

Economical Disaster's picture

"That's all for now. I'm off

"That's all for now. I'm off to Costco to buy some more bottled water, rice, canned goods and iodine."

ONLY get iodine capsules not the pills. (It's RED powder in the capsules) Just sayin'.

cris's picture

Hey Turd, better add Tamiflu to the list

That bird flu stuff is actually WAY more dangerous than any nuke.

And from the perspective of TPTB, way "cleaner".

Leaves the buildings standing and the property useable.

boil_in_the_bag_rice's picture

I understand the desire for

I understand the desire for everybody to see their portfolios rise, but please bear in mind that you guys are earning dollars and can use those dollars to buy discounted PMs daily. We all know what will happen so just wait for it to all pan out. Unless you want to sell out, don't sweat it.

These prices are a gift right now. I just wish I was earning more so that I could save in gold and silver every single penny I didn't spend on food, rent, electricity and the odd bit of plastic shit...

RedRover's picture

Ira Epsteing (Mid-Day Metals Report)

Turd Ferguson's picture

i hear ya, doc

MODERATOR

that virus stuff scares the shit out of me.

And they want to print the "recipe" on the internet? 

Dr Durden's picture

Graded Eagles

Someone might like these...

http://www.moderncoinmart.com/cart1/product.php?productid=24270

MS69 San Fran struck 2011 SAE's for $45

Put 10 in my cart and came to $462 shipped.

No experience with this seller but they do have an eBay store with 99.9% on 26,00+ auctions. 

The last one they sold on eBay was $51 shipped.

Monedas's picture

Radiation ?

Radiation in fish is the perfect anti-dote for the Super Flu ? It's all part of God's plan ? We's all got to die o' sumpin' ? The "Sky Falling" is the scariest ! How ya gonna 'splain it to da kids ?            Hey, all you dry powder boys ? Gettin' a little nervous ? Gettin' a little left out in left field ? Monedas 2011 Comedy Jihad Smugness Only Hoarders Know ! devil

stopcpdotcom's picture

Does anyone else...

Does anyone else get the impression that the world is run by crooks, psychos and lunatics?

metalhead's picture

That's pretty funny

My two 44 pound buckets of rice from Costco arrived this afternoon, along with some freeze dried stuff and a tube of shiny turtles from Gainesville. The UPS guy is my Santa Claus.

Gramp's picture

Corporate Shills... *explicit*

Should have saved for a friday, but here ya go.

cris's picture

Another domino falls

Kuwait's government resigns.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2011/11/20111128112619355567.html

Whatever. I mean, it's not like Kuwait has oil or anything. Probably good for another 30 points on the S&P, right?

cris's picture

Talk about an understatement...

"It's just a bad idea for scientists to turn a lethal virus into a lethal and highly contagious virus. And it's a second bad idea for them to publish how they did it so others can copy it," believes Dr. Thomas Inglesby, a bioterrorism expert and director of the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

...............

Ya think?

Here's another good one:

"I can't think of another pathogenic organism that is as scary as this one," Paul Keim, a microbial geneticist who has worked on anthrax for many years, told Science Insider. "I don't think anthrax is scary at all compared to this."

........

By the way, any Walking Dead fans out there?

silverbleve's picture

not bad

Thats not a bad deal for PCGS graded ms 69's Durden. The collectable value should appreciate faster than the metal itself.

Here is my deal for the day/ holiday gift idea, 12 pack spam variety pack for $33 +15 shipping. Hey it costs a little more than walgreens hams but I'm thinking it will be worth it to not have to eat the same flavor every day if/when tshtf. I think it comes out to 25 cents more per unit over canned ham before shipping.

I got one case for me and one for my mom. She loves that stuff too. My favorite has always been Turkey.

  • 1 CAN EACH OF SMOKED, BACON, CLASSIC, TURKEY, LITE, LESS SODIUM, GARLIC, BLACK PEPPER 
  • 2 CANS EACH OF HOT & SPICY, CHEESE
  • A GREAT GIFT FOR THE SPAM® LOVER IN YOUR FAMILY! NO SUBSTITUTES CAN BE MADE TO THIS PACK.  ALL 12oz CANS. 

http://www.spam.com/Shop/ProductDetail.aspx?Product={7DBB066F-BAD9-4E35-BB5F-BDB72E9B6505}

TheGoodDoctor's picture

I saw Ned last night on

I saw Ned last night on Bloomberg at about 3 AM Eastern. I was like "Woah! I know that guy!"

TheGoodDoctor's picture

@Cris Walking Dead. Oh yeah!

@Cris Walking Dead. Oh yeah! That was an awesome episode last night. I watched the Talking Dead too. Hadn't watched that before. That was a hoot. Especially with Alice Cooper calling in.

DaddyO's picture

Several items to comment on...

I saw in the previous thread that RichDad had talked about prepping. I'm quite familiar with RK and his prepping efforts as I sold him a lot of what he has in storage. Ms. DaddyO has a prep supply company although we don't do much with it other than supply friends and family at wholesale prices.

As to just going to a big box and buying up large quantities of rice and beans and beans and rice, there's more to it than that folks. You can find great info on long term prepping here.

The LDS Church and I have big doctrinal issues, however when it comes to prepping, they are without peer. You can find a local LDS prepping group in your area. They generally meet 1-2x per month and are always helpful to those who are not LDS members. Always be respectful and let them know you're not interested in their doctrine but are wanting to learn about prepping. If you are friendly and mind your manners, you might get an invite to the Bishop's Store House, a place to buy all sorts of neat prepping supplies and other goodies. We have even been able to use their #10 Canning machine to can up and store our dry goods.

I was struck when I got home by the increase in the PM's today, however I thought how it doesn't matter to me other than to gage the condition of the fiat ponzi. The manipulation in the markets has disincentivised any meaningful TA and market play for today's traders. There is just no serious opportunity to play the markets anymore!

If anyone has any questions regarding prepping, long term food storage or wants to talk about Berkeys, Pump n Seals, grain mills or other such prepping topics let me know and I would be happy to talk.

DaddyO

Tyler's picture

You should just buy more silver

Medicinal silver I mean.  Why change the theme of the site when there is no need? ;-)

Big L's picture

@ DaddyO

I'm curious...

Hows about you start a forum topic and we meet up over there?

L

question's picture

Food Prepping

FWIW

I know everyone has their favorite prep foods.

efoodsdirect.com has very good dehydrated (heavier than freeze dried but much tastier imo) foods, many packs/picks to choose from, anywhere to 1 week supply to 1 year.

30% off till tonight

Airgead's picture

Any suggestions for dehydrated foods in Europe? (Netherlands)

I did contact efood once, they came back on me that they would sort it out if they could ship to the Netherlands, never heard of them again, also not after successive email from me.

I guess exporting food is a problem?? 

BostonMatrix's picture

There ain't no right angles in nature

While the Globex sleeps the algos work overtime.

Louie's picture

@ stopcp.com

Does anyone else get the impression that the world is run by crooks, psychos and lunatics?

You know, I was thinking the same thing just the other day!

Drifter's picture

arguing over whether to publish the recipe

frigging retards

1st you freeshare Stuxnet & now you idiots want to share transmissable bird flu?

where's my bunker

and WTF is up with iodine

tmosley's picture

Terrorists aren't known for

Terrorists aren't known for their flair with genetic engineering.

Further, I honestly doubt that a flu could kill that many people.  The flu has always had a trade off between communicability and severity, based on the location of the lungs that it prefers to take up residence in (upper respiritory tract==easily communicable, but mild, lower respiratory tract==hard to communicate, but more deadly).

Tyler's picture

Is there a Geiger counter

that people would recommend?  hopefully on the cheaper side if possible...

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