Guest Post: "Buy Gold While You Still Can", by Chris Martenson

Chris Martenson and his team at Peak Prosperity do great work and they've been longtime friends of Turdville. This latest research piece is a must read for every current and future holder of physical metal.

Buy Gold While You Still Can!

An important update on the supply of physical gold
by Chris Martenson of

One of our long-running themes here is that the truly historic and massive flows of gold from West to East is (someday) going to stop, for the simple reason that there will be no more physical bullion left to move. 

It’s just a basic supply vs. demand issue.  At current rates of flow, sooner or later the West will entirely run out of physical gold to sell to China and India.  Although long before that hard limit, we suspect that the remaining holders of gold in the West will cease their willingness to part with their gold. 

So the date at which “the West runs out of gold to sell” is somewhere between now and whenever the last willing Western seller parts with their last ounce.  As each day passes, we get closer and closer to that fateful moment. 

This report centers on preponderance of fascinating data revealing the extent of the West's massive dis-hoarding of physical gold, for the first time, begins to allow us to start estimating the range of end-dates for the flow to the East.

Here’s the punchline: there’s an enormous and growing disconnect between the cash and physical markets for gold. This is exactly what we would expect to precede a major market-shaking event based on a physical gold shortage.

Stopping the Flows

There are only two outcomes that will stop the process of Western gold flowing East, one illegitimate and the other legitimate. 

  1. It becomes illegal to sell gold.  This is the favored approach of central planners who prefer to force change by dictate rather than via free markets and free will.   Unfortunately, this strain of political intervention is dominant in the West, particularly in the US and EU.
  2. The price of gold dramatically rises. A large increase in the price of gold will (paradoxically) cause greater demand for gold in the West and (sensibly) less demand in the East. This is what should legitimately happen given current supply and demand dynamics. But it may not. 

There’s always a 3rd option, we suppose: economically carpet-bombing China and India's financial systems to scare/force some gold back out. Consider such an approach along the ‘economic hitman’ lines of thinking. 

This would be done, for example, by having outside interests sell the Rupee furiously, driving down its value and forcing the Indian monetary authorities to defend it by using up foreign reserves to buy the Rupee. Then wait for India to run out of foreign reserves and then casually ‘suggest’ that its government use gold sales to continue defending its currency.  India's leaders would have to find ways to somehow ‘coax’ gold from its citizens.  I think we can all imagine the sorts of draconian rules and penalties that desperate governments would deploy in such a situation.

As a side note, I believe this is the same process that was used to ‘coax’ a lot of gold out of the GLD trust since 2012. After enough bear raids on the price of gold, which began somewhat suspiciously almost exactly on the date that QE3 was announced, Western gold ‘investors’ lost interest in the yellow metal, sold their GLD shares in droves, and hundreds of tons of gold were liberated from that stockpile.

What is truly odd from a chart perspective: this hammering down of gold started just after it had broken to the upside out of a textbook perfect triangle, when it looked seemingly ready to head off to higher values:

But in the days immediately following the QE3 announcement, gold shed $100, then barely recovered, and just wandered lower until it was violently slammed from $1550 to $1350 over one night (of course) in April 2013.

Now this was highly fortuitous for the ever-lucky Federal Reseve. After launching the largest money printing campaign in US history, the Fed did not need gold heading any higher, possibly providing a signal that would cast doubt on the wisdom or possible effectiveness of its easy-money policies. Policies, mind you, that the years since have proven to do little more than enrich the banker class and the 0.1%, as well as lard the system with extraordinary levels of new indebtedness and liquidity.

The Fed Indeed Cares About Gold

Gold, when unfettered, has a habit of sending signals that the Fed really doesn’t like. Therefore the Fed is at the top of everyone’s suspect list when it comes to wondering who might be behind the suspicious gold slams. Whether the Fed does it directly is rather doubtful; but they have a lot of useful proxies out there in their cartel network.

To reveal the extent to which gold sits front and center in the Fed’s mind, and how they think of it, here’s an excerpt from a 1993 FOMC meeting’s full transcript. Note that the full meeting notes from Fed meetings are only released years after the fact. The most recent ones available are only from 2009. Listen to what this FOMC voting member had to say about gold:

At the last meeting I was very concerned about what commodity prices were doing. And as you know, they got lucky again and told us that the rate of inflation was higher than we thought it was.

Now, I know there's nothing to it but they did get lucky. I've had plenty of econometric studies tell me how lucky commodity prices can get. I told you at the time that the reason I had not been upset before the March FOMC meeting was that the price of gold was well behaved.

But I said that the price of gold was moving. The price of gold at that time had moved up from 328 to 344, and I don't know what I was so excited about! I guess it was that I thought the price of gold was going on up. Now, if the price of gold goes up, long bond rates will not be involved.

People can talk about gold's price being due to what the Chinese are buying; that's the silliest nonsense that ever was. The price of gold is largely determined by what people who do not have trust in fiat money system want to use for an escape out of any currency, and they want to gain security through owning gold.

A monetary policy step at this time is a win/win. I don't know what is going to happen for sure. I hope Mike is correct that the rate of inflation will move back down to 2.6 percent for the remaining 8 months of this calendar year. If we make a move and Mike is correct, we could take credit for having accomplished this and the price of gold will soon be down to the 328 level and we can lower the fed funds rate at that point in time and declare victory.

(Source – Fed)

There it is, in black and white from an FOMC member’s own mouth spelling out the primary reason why I hold gold: I lack faith in our fiat money system. He nailed it.  Or rather, I have very great faith that the people managing the money system will print too much and ultimately destroy it. Same thing, said differently.

And of course the people at the Fed are acutely aware of gold's role as a barometer of people’s faith in ‘fiat money.’ Of course they track it very carefully, discuss it, and worry about it when it is sending ‘the wrong signals.’ I would, too, if in their shoes.

The Federal Reserve Note (a.k.a. the US dollar) is literally nothing more than an idea.  It has no intrinsic value. America's money supply is just digital ones and zeros careening about the planet, accompanied by a much smaller amount of actual paper currency. The last thing an idea needs is to be exposed as fraudulent. Trust is everything for a currency -- when that dies, the currency dies.

The other thing you can note from these FOMC minutes is that gold pops up 19 times in the conversation. The Fed members are are actively and deliberately discussing its price, role in setting interest rates, and the psychological impact of a rising or falling gold price.

Later in that same meeting Mr. Greenspan says:

My inclination for today--and I'm frankly most curious to get other people's views--would be to go to a tilt toward tightness and to watch the psychology as best we can. By the latter I mean to watch what is happening to the bond market, the exchange markets, and the price of gold…

I have one other issue I'd like to throw on the table. I hesitate to do it, but let me tell you some of the issues that are involved here. If we are dealing with psychology, then the thermometers one uses to measure it have an effect. I was raising the question on the side with Governor Mullins of what would happen if the Treasury sold a little gold in this market.

There's an interesting question here because if the gold price broke in that context, the thermometer would not be just a measuring tool. It would basically affect the underlying psychology. Now, we don't have the legal right to sell gold but I'm just frankly curious about what people's views are on situations of this nature because something unusual is involved in policy here. We're not just going through the standard policy where the money supply is expanding, the economy is expanding, and the Fed tightens. This is a wholly different thing.

The recap of all this is that the Fed watches the price of gold carefully, frets over whether the price of gold is ‘sending the right signals’ to market participants, and pays attention to gold's impact on market psychology (with an eye to controlling it).

In short, the Fed keeps a close eye on the "golden thermometer".

Back to the supply story for gold.  Not long after gold began its downward price movement in 2012, the GLD trust began coughing up a lot of gold, eventually shedding more than 500 tonnes; a truly massive amount.


In my mind, the absolute slamming of gold in 2013 was done by a few select entities and represents one of the clearest cases of price manipulation on the recent record.  While we can debate the reasons ‘why’ gold was manipulated lower or ‘who’ did it, to me, there’s no question about how it was done. Or that it was done. 

Massive amounts of paper gold were dumped into a thin overnight market with the specific intent of driving down the price of gold.

It’s an open and shut case of price manipulation. Textbook perfect. 

Even if these bear raids were performed by self-interested parties that made money while doing it, you can be sure the Fed was smiling thankfully in the background and that the SEC wasn’t going to spend one minute looking into whether any securities laws were broken (especially those related to price manipulation). Gold's falling "thermometer" was exactly what the central planners wanted the world to see.

Down and Out

The paper markets for gold are centered in the US, while the physical market for gold is centered in London (but increasingly Shanghai).  It’s safe to say that the paper markets set the spot price, while the physical movement of gold originates in London.

What’s increasingly obvious is the growing disconnect between the paper and physical markets. This is exactly what we’d expect to see if the paper markets were pushing in one direction (down) while physical gold was heading in a different direction (out).

The tension between these ‘down and out’ movements is building and, according to a senior manager of one of the largest gold refineries in the world located in Switzerland, the current price of gold “has no correlation to the physical market.”

He notes a lot of on-going tightness in the physical market. Unsurprisingly, gold is moving from West to East with vaults in London supplying much of the physical metal that's being refined into fresh kilo bars and sent off to China and India.

But given the astonishing amount of physical demand, why has the price of gold been heading steadily lower over the past several years? 

The aforementioned Swiss refiner is equally perplexed:

If I am honest, the only thing I could share now with you would be that I’m perplexed about the discrepancy between the prices and the situation of the physical market. This is something I still do not understand and is a riddle for me every day. For all people who are interested in precious metals, the physical side of this business should be given more emphasis.

(Source – Transcript)

There’s no mystery as to demand going up in China and India as the price went down. Interested buyers will buy more at a lower price.

But its a big mystery as to why Western “investors” seem more interested in selling gold than buying it right now.

Evidence of Physical Tightness

Besides the first-hand experience of the Swiss refiner, there have been numerous stories in the main stream press also pointing to tightness in the London physical gold market as well as relentless demand from China and India being the driver of that condition:

Gold demand from China and India picks up

Sep 2, 2015

London’s gold market is showing tentative signs of increased demand for bullion from consumers in emerging markets, after the price of the precious metal fell to its lowest level in five years in July.

The cost of borrowing physical gold in London has risen sharply in recent weeks. That has been driven by dealers needing gold to deliver to refineries in Switzerland before it is melted down and sent to places such as India, according to market participants

“[The rise] does indicate there is physical tightness in the market for gold for immediate delivery,” said Jon Butler, analyst at Mitsubishi.

The move comes as Indian gold demand picked up in July, with shipments of gold from Switzerland to India more than trebling. Most of that gold is likely to originally come from London before it is melted down into kilobars by Swiss refineries, according to analysts.

In the first half of this year, total recorded exports of gold from the UK were 50 per cent higher than the first half of 2014, on a monthly average basis, according to Rhona O’Connell, head of metals for GFMS at Thomson Reuters. More than 90 per cent was headed for a combination of China, Hong Kong and Switzerland.

London remains the world’s biggest centre for trading and storing gold.


Shipments and exports are up very strongly and nearly all of that gold is headed to just two countries; China and India. 

India Precious Metals Import Explosive – August Gold 126t, Silver 1,400t

Sept 10, 2015

In the month of August 2015, India imported 126 tonnes of gold and 1,400 tonnes of silver, according to data from Infodrive India. Gold import into India is rising after a steep fall due to government import restrictions implemented in 2013.

Year-to-date India has imported 654 tonnes of gold, which is 66 % up year on year. 6,782 tonnes in silver bars have crossed the Indian border so far this year, up 96 % y/y.

Gold import is set to reach an annualized 980 tonnes, which would be up 26 % relative to 2014 and would be the second highest figure on (my) record – my record goes back to 2008.

Silver import is on track to reach an annualized 10,172 tonnes, up 44 % y/y! This would be a staggering 37 % of world mining.


With China and India’s combined appetite for gold being higher than total world mining output, it only stands to reason that somebody has to be parting with their physical gold and those entities appear to be substantially located in the US and UK.

When There's No More To Sell, There's No More To Buy

All the above evidence of a tightening physical market for gold is just the tip of the iceberg.

In Part 2: Why Gold Is Headed Higher & May Be Unavailable At Any Price we look at the frightening inventory declines in bullion storage that the LBMA and the COMEX have experienced over the past year.

We then lay out how this deliberate suppression of gold prices by the central planners is destined to end: with MUCH higher prices for gold, and much less availability. In fact, there is high likelihood we will experience a point at which it may be nearly impossible for the average investor to acquire physical gold, as there will be no sellers willing to part with it.

Click here to read Part 2 of this report (free executive summary, enrollment required for full access)


silver66's picture


lucky day

edit: now that I have read it, very good article. I like Chris. He is preaching to the choir with me. Nothing to do but live life, prepare for the worst and try to change things for the better


Fred Hayek's picture

Chris Powell was upset that Martenson didn't cite GATA

I think Powell's being a bit too sensitive.  But his statements are at the link below:

Gamble's picture

As long as it's in the ground

There will be gold to sell!

gamble gamble

wildstylechef's picture


ya baby

Gamble's picture

Mining industry is dying

The only way the miners are going to keep it going is to sell forward!

govts will be the royalty companies and contracts will be signed on a take it or leave it basis 

gamble gamble

Blythesshrink's picture

Mining industry might be in a

Mining industry might be in a better position if the ABX exchange ever opens. angry

Silverhog's picture

Selling Gold

If the Fed decided to use it's "Illegal to sell Gold"  option, what would it matter? Gold is already money. I think, allowing folks to sell Gold for fiat is something the government would prefer. If they restrict the sale of Gold, it will only encourage it's use as direct payment.  Better allowing fiat to keep one foot ahead no matter what price Gold reaches. 

Blythesshrink's picture

Saw this link posted on the

Saw this link posted on the comments of zerohedge on the story regarding the Chinese aircraft carrier in Syria.  This is really worth a read because it lays out very well what Russia and Iran working together, attacking ISIS from both sides will mean. Eventually the ISIS murderers will flee, with only two corridors purposely left open for them...

In fact, it seems to me that Russia may force this fight without barely firing a shot, simply by making sure they know what's coming with various public announcements.

JackPutter's picture

When I learned

that the average miner had to move and process ~14.5 tons to obtain 1ozT of gold my thought was that I couldn't get that done and that it was cheaper and speedier to buy it.

zenharmonics's picture


John Hathaway was a naysayer until he experienced first hand what running a gold fund was like.   Martenson was a former naysayer as well.    GATA has been at this since 1998 if not earlier fighting tooth and nail.   "The father explained the reason for the celebration (Luke 15:24) for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost and is found, and they began to be merry."

glenno321's picture

Any one have the skinny on part 2 ?

I did not know it was a sales pitch when I read part one

Marchas45's picture

Buy While You Still Can???

I just did.

A 2015 1 oz Gold Great Britain Britannia at spot and a 1999 1 oz gold eagle $1160 what the hell I was needing a wee bit of the gold shiny stuff. Lol Keep Stacking

Scooter's picture

The Final Flush is at Hand !

Just got this in from Sinclair/Holter

My Dear Extended Family,       

Outright financial collapse, chaos and most probably war is not only in sight, it is imminent and unavoidable now. Normally I try to write and support my conclusions with current or past events via links to news. For this writing, because of the length and scope I don't plan to do this. It will be assumed that you as the reader have already heard of or read evidence of what is put forth as connectable dots.

This past week, the following article was forwarded all over the internet as Deutsche Bank is "all of a sudden news". Maybe this is a "German thing" with the latest out of Volkswagen? Deutsche Bank is not "all of a sudden", they have been a derivatives monster for years and were saved in 2008 with part of the $16 trillion the Fed generously sprayed all over the world. The title suggesting DB will be the equivalent of five Lehmans is on the right track but not nearly severe enough. They are tied with JP Morgan as THE largest holder of derivatives in the world. Should Deutsche Bank fail, EVERYTHING FINANCIAL FAILS! It can even be said, "the entire world is Lehman" just waiting for their credit line to be cut 48 hours before complete failure.

What we are looking at now it "the FINAL FLUSH" of the Western financial system. The Federal Reserve has lost all credibility. This has followed both the Bank of Japan and European Central Bank being seen as hopelessly neutered of the ability to support the system. Confidence was THE very last "hope" and the Fed gave even that away last week. Of course the mainstream media chimed in on Friday saying the "market was up in the hopes of a rate hike in December". Really? Are we to believe a tightening of credit is a good thing for a system buried in leverage and being dogged with liquidity drying up? This is like saying a flame thrower is the best tool for the California fires?

Money Velocity has crashed and so has global trade. Leveraged commodity trades have blown up and left many sectors dysfunctional. Has anyone stopped to think who (other than the sectors themselves) stands to lose with $45 oil? Maybe the lenders? Would this not tighten credit even further? Why do a dozen "advanced" economies already have stock markets in bear (minus 20%+) market territory?

Geopolitically we have watched as West has lined up against East militarily in many spots all over the world. The short list includes the South China Sea, Ukraine, Yemen and of course Syria. Russia began the build up militarily several weeks back along the Ukraine border and more recently inside Syria.   Now China is reportedly sending hardware to Syria including ships. These are not bluffs as active fighting already exists. Can the U.S. actually "win" in any of these arenas in conventional war? It's OK, you know the answer in your own mind, you also know what the alternative to losing conventionally is.

Before going any further I must ask you this question. Does the rule of law exist in the United States anymore? How many bankers went to jail over the blatant fraud in banking, real estate/mortgages? How many brokers went to jail for stacking MBS securities with guaranteed defaults while betting against the pools? How many exposed frauds within the Obama administration have gone un punished or even investigated? Do we really have three branches of government? Congress (Republicans) has done NOTHING they said they would when the public kicked out the snakes last November...only replaced by new ones apparently. The presidency has purged the armed forces of any conservative leadership and placed "czars" at the top of new and old agencies, what's up with this?... which leaves the Supreme Court. They now effectively "write law" as they "interpret" ALL law. The Supremes will never see a duck as a duck and will write interpretations declaring the Sun full in the sky at midnight ruling and no appeal! "We the People" are screwed!

Speaking of "We the People", while QE was used to mesmerize the middle class by holding the markets up, it in fact has gutted our real economy and has destroyed any possibility of making money the old fashioned way working! We now have one half or more of our population "taking" benefits and the other half "giving" them, any hope of a recovery led by the middle class is now gone as is the middle class.

Is it any wonder there are now shortages and tightness in the gold and silver markets? The East believes gold "IS" money, they also know the dollar is untenable and will not be a store of value. In fact, I believe China and Russia may step in to "help" the dollar fail. I still believe Mr. Putin will come forth with a "truth bomb", I would love to be a fly (although hidden bugs will probably be everywhere) on the wall at tomorrow's meeting between Presidents Xi and Obama. I can just imagine how the conversation might go, I cannot believe the U.S. will be barking ANY orders in any fashion. A sad statement but you must ask yourself this, does the U.S. have the power or ability to make demands? Remember, we are the debtor while they are the creditor!

In my opinion we are already well within the jaws of a meltdown/shutdown as liquidity is evaporating. There are a dozen developed countries with their stock markets already in bear markets (down 20% or more). All crashes come from oversold levels just as bank runs come on fast and are a surprise at the time. What is coming should be NO SURPRISE to anyone as we are looking at the end of not only an empire but of a flawed system which has endured for far too many years! This was a solvency problem in 2008 and "liquidity" was the incorrect tool used then. Now it is a bigger solvency problem with an illiquidity kicker attached ...while the Fed has already used every tool imaginable and every last ounce of credibility. The loss of confidence in the issuer of the world's reserve currency would be bad enough in an unlevered world, the loss of confidence in today's "debt world" will be a DISASTER!

To wrap this up, do not let anything that may happen from here surprise you. The conditions are ripe for global currency crises and a shutdown of credit. The conditions are also ripe for hot war to explode in multiple venues. A meltdown or shutdown of markets will serve as a FINAL FLUSH of what remains left of the U.S. middle class. Without the "wealth" in stocks and homes, psychology will be toast. The U.S. is creating "income" from actual work at a third world level which is exactly where we are headed as our standard of living is "borrowed rather than owned". My point is this, a market meltdown and credit shutdown will make the U.S. look like 1985 Bombay within weeks as we create nothing and have saved in "nothings" and owe everyone. This is the rosy scenario and assumes that martial law is not instituted (a poor assumption in my opinion!).

Standing watch with tears in my eyes,

Bill Holter
Holter-Sinclair collaboration
Comments welcome!

infometron's picture

On the April 2013 takedown

I seem to recall there was ~512 tons of physical gold dropped on the market... physical gold that was likely [in large part] liberated from GLD over the preceding few weeks.

Maybe I was mistaken. Can anyone verify please...

infometron's picture


This is no more of a sales pitch than Craig having the vault...

Like TFMR, Peak Prosperity has a lot of great content for subscribers at a nice price.

Having said that, here is a nice article you may wish to read:

JackPutter's picture

Repost from preppers forum by Hammer

The BBC has learned that debt products issued by Volkswagen are under review by the European Central Bank (ECB).

The ECB has been buying debt products from big companies, including VW, as part of its scheme to boost the eurozone economy.

But following the admission by the carmaker that it cheated emissions tests, the ECB is reviewing its purchase of debt from VW.

In particular, it is examining debt backed by loans to buyers of VW cars.

The products, known as asset-backed securities, have been popular investments as they offer a relatively high rate of return in an era when interest rates are low.

Such debt is also very important to car makers and allows them to finance loans to customers.

The indication of concern by the ECB will be a worry for other investors in that debt and could affect VW's ability to raise money.


"I found a flaw in the model that I perceived is the critical functioning structure that defines how the world works." - Alan Greenspan, October 2008
WTF ! Now you tell us !!!

glenno321's picture


thanks for the article and I appreciate your comment.   BEST REGARDS

JackPutter's picture

Is anyone familiar

with setting up Usenet mailing lists?  I think it would be wise for members wanting to stay in contact to investigate analogue phone access to usenet news and mailing lists along with developing HAM radio (I'm unfamiliar with the requirements/limits of HAM radio).  A mailing list may be wise as well.

Bluebellkid's picture

The last of the 4 Blood Moons is tonight consider this...

Unlike the others, this series of Four Blood Moons contains a Shemittah year beginning September 25, 2014, and concluding on September 13, 2015.  Astoundingly, this Shemittah year will begin on the first day of the Jewish New Year (Feast of the Trumpets) of 2014 and conclude on the following celebration of the Jewish New Year (Feast of the Trumpets) of 2015.  Follow this phenomenon:

  • The occurrence of a lunar eclipse is common

  • The occurrence of a total lunar eclipse is less common

  • The occurrence of a Tetrad or 4 consecutive Blood Moons (total lunar eclipses) is rare

  • The occurrence of a Tetrad with a total solar eclipse within its series is very rare

  • A Tetrad with a total solar eclipse that is significant to Israel’s history and the Jewish Feasts is very very rare

  • The occurrence of a Tetrad with a total solar eclipse historically significant to Israel and Jewish Feasts that includes a Shemittah year within its series is very, very, very rare

  • But a Tetrad with a total solar eclipse, historically significant to Israel and falling on the Jewish Feasts with a Shemittah year that corresponds with the Feast of Trumpets (the Jewish New Year) within it series is astronomically rare!

SMM's picture

Bluebellkid - Re: Rare

Today, I had 3 hangnails. 1 hangnail for me is rare. 2 of them are very rare. 3 hangnails? Almost unheard of!

Now 3 hangnails during a Tretrad with a total solar eclipse, historically significant to Israel and falling on the Jewish Feasts with a Shemittah year that corresponds with the Feast of Trumpets (the Jewish New Year) within it series is even MORE than astronomically rare!

But.... what does it mean? Quite possibly nothing at all.

zenharmonics's picture

Is China demand massive or not?

Here is a good article composed today by Lawrence Williams in London on the Shanghai physical market.   Williams is challenging Christian's view that demand is represented by other factors.   " "Jeff Christian of CPM Group, in his recent presentation at the Denver Gold Forum attributed the enormous disparity to a very large proportion of SGE gold being in a loop between jewelery manufacturers and the Exchange which meant that he considers there’s a huge amount of double counting involved."  At least Williams has some concrete data.!/238625/

Turd Ferguson's picture

It was 500+ metric tonnes and


It was 500+ metric tonnes and it was all dumped in short order in the first hours of trading on Monday, April 15...the day when gold fell slightly more than $200.

JackPutter's picture

I believe our opinions may be read by multiples of governments.

Having said that, I believe if the Chinese and Russians do anything that may alter the valuations of say dollars, or assets, they probably will be trying to avoid sudden-disruption with a great deal of effort. 

The mind-set of "us versus them" is a hazardous one in today's markets and relations.  This distance required to insulate from the game of "action and reaction" has grown greater, and can't be counted upon in todays world.

The rhetoric of the neocons needs to be shut down, the printing of digital currencies (I still don't trust the block chain as someone just dreamed it up) needs to be shut down.  Is it an irony that I trust paper accounting more than I trust electronic accounting?

JackPutter's picture

My Sensei always warned us that

"There are only three possibilities for a sword fight." 

1. You are better than him so he is dead. (maimed is an implied possibility in the context.)

2.He is better than you so you are dead.

3.You both are good so both are dead.

Truly think on that and It's either 2 outcomes to 1 that are undesirable. 

Yet in my book all three are to be undesirable.

Turd Ferguson's picture

My error


I could only find this one link. 

Looks like the 500 mts was the day before, Friday April 12. That was the day $1525 was taken out, setting up the $200 down the following Monday.

Dr Jerome's picture

Blood moon in progress

Step outside and take a look

My daughter's Navajo friend says he is not supposed to look at it. His culture says the moon is dying.

The financial charts are stable, but the tradition teaches that the significant events will begin after tonight, not that anything specific happens tonight.

Maybe we should buy gold while we still can?

Joseph Warren's picture

Re: Blood Moon

I'm watching the Blood Moon with binoculars and telescope.

I remember reading about 'warnings of the future' said to be made by on old Apache medicine man called 'Grandfather'. It was in a book by outdoor survival expert Tom Brown, Jr.  It must have been at least 15 years ago that I read that book & I don't recall how long ago Brown wrote it before then. But the Apache warned that the moon would turn blood red. - And then s*it would hit the fan. - It all seemed very odd at the time I read it. I hadn't thought about that book passage till recently.  Of course, lunar eclipses are common and that's the way the moon looks when they happen. - - Guess we'll see.

Maryann's picture


My husband, son, and I just watched the moon.  Husband got some high powered binoculars for his birthday, so it was interesting to view.  Their was some cloud cover where we are, but you could see the reddish tinge around the edges.  Must have been startling to observe 2000 years ago.

arch stanton's picture

watching the eclipse

everybody and his dog out in the street and front yards...... wierd.  Makes me want to prep.

MJP0620's picture

Rumors on the net that US has

Rumors on the net that US has approved China SDR.  Can anyone confirm this?  TIA

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