French History Is Fascinating

Some "rhymes" of history are fascinating, others are uncannily similar to today.

TFMR Podcast - Friday, October 18

Whew! What a week!! I hope you're ready, though. With the BLSBS and the first CoT survey since 9/24 coming on Tuesday, next week promises to be wild, too.

Pillaging the GLD

While cobbling together some data for today's podcast, I found some interesting information that I thought I'd share with everyone. Some food for thought over the weekend.

U.S. Capitulates. Citizens Yawn.

The end of the Bretton Woods System and current global currency regime was announced late Wednesday. What? You missed this?? Don't worry, so did most everyone else.


Before mankind was able to accurately and repeatedly measure the path traveled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second, the metric for distance had a fixed, physical ‘yardstick’: an 'X'-cross-section 90% platinum 10% iridium bar.

Let us consider an altogether different unit of measurement. There is a unique one that comes to mind, one that – similarly to the measurement of distance in physics – is central to the definition and measurement of many, many things in the world around us. Certainly a significant portion of things considered to be part of modern society.

A2A with Jim Comiskey of ADM Investor Services

This week's webinar features Jim Comiskey, a friend of Turdville and a commodity broker with over thirty years of accumulated experience and wisdom.

That Pesky Debt Ceiling

Little noticed in the coverage thus far is a clause/idea that likely eliminates the "debt ceiling" going forward.

The Day After

The world breathes a sigh of relief and is granted a 90-day stay of execution. (I figured that's what you're reading everywhere else so why not here, too?)

TFMR Podcast - Wednesday, October 16

A Debt Ceiling Deal is done but buried in the language is something only Turd has noticed thus far.

I am not We

Just for fun, I thought it would be fun to see what the late Puck T. Smith thought of the previous debt debacle in 2011.

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