Diplomacy and War with Batchelor and Cohen

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With the Minsk Agreements fraying and Ukraine lurching back toward open civil war, John and Steve spent their hour last night discussing diplomacy and the origins of the conflict.

Toward the end of the show, they also discuss what might be the American geo-political rationale for sponsoring this fight in the first place. In doing so, they begin to sound as if they've been Jim Willie subscribers for the past few years.

As further background on the deteriorating situation, I encourage you to peruse these links:



Wingy's picture


Who woulda thunk it?

Turd Ferguson's picture

The London PM fix has been a


The London PM fix has been a source of major volatility 4 of the past 5 days. What do The Monkeys have in store for us today? We'll know in about 20 minutes.

ArtL's picture

I'm betting on an increase in Fed Dovishness

which will be good for PM price.  the price action yesterday indicated a leakage of information about today's announcement. All of the news outlets also helped by reporting rotten numbers and the blame on the cold weather.  we will see soon enough..

usk's picture

Nasdaq almost green

This market is a fucking joke. 

realitybiter's picture

3D's and an F

wow.  look at the last two years of the the 3D stocks.  ouch.  Cool technology.  Works great.  Price just slightly ahead of reality.

Buf Wild Wings down due to 41% increase in poultry costs.  Sales missed...Huh....GDP dropped due to winter?  I figured Football and BBall would have packed em in BWLD....

Fed is going to cobble together a bunch of BS nothingness and remain "cautiously postponed optimistic, correction, optimystic.  

Whom would have ever guessed if you destroyed your consumer (by doing nothing for them) and bailed out your bankrupt bank (saddling the destroyed consumer with the bill) that you would save your bank and destroy your consumer?  That is a tough one.  Bernanke and Yellen must have stayed a Motel 6 (hopefully separate rooms).

realitybiter's picture

Dollar nosediving

and PMs down

Nothing to see here....
sheesh. I'm sure the suppression will be released like a 9.0 earthquake when Mother Yellen calmly says, "frankly, we are confounded, and being such we must remain extremely patient in consideration of......."

the markets won't even let her finish and gold will be up $40....

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South China Sea: China's

South China Sea: China's Unprecedented Spratlys Building Program

Subi Reef looks next in line for an airstrip, as building and reclamation continue with unprecedented speed.

South China Sea: China's Unprecedented Spratlys Building Program

High-resolution satellite images from April 17, 2015 reveal that in the space of ten weeks China has built an island on top of Subi Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands group. The dimensions and shape of the land fill, which is still underway, are compatible with a potential airstrip 3,300 meters long, similar to the prospective length of the runway currently being paved on Fiery Cross, the site of another installation being built by China on a former reef in the Spratlys.


Chiron's picture


What a joke.  Is it just me or did the bear raid start before the "release" of the fed lines?  USD falling, oil up, Dovish fed, ... and the metals smashed.  Yep.  Makes complete sense. Got it.

Angry Chef's picture

JP MORGUE's Silver Hoard

What’s with JP Morgan and its massive silver hoard? - Mineweb

Now I had read that the Morgue's Silver Hoard was over 55 million ounces over the weekend. But the article above states that Uncle Ted thinks it's closer to 350 million ounces...wtf ???? Things that make you go hmmmmmmmm........

Turd Ferguson's picture

some clarification


Their Comex vault holds over 55MM ounces, of which 47MM is eligible and therefore assumed to be their's. Beyond that, it's all speculation.

Turd Ferguson's picture

As Joe Black points out


As Joe Black points out above, with China closed tonight/tomorrow, the hope was likely to raid/smash after the Fedlines. So far, not so good for them but it's early.

Response to: Fraud
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Jim Willie on Ukraine on

Jim Willie on Ukraine on April 24 with Elijah Johnson


this starts 32 minutes in

Nick Elway's picture

Is this the Hill (Charles

Is this the Hill (Charles Hill?) that Batchelor and Cohen are referencing?


I believe this vimeo Crimea: The Way Home with English subtitles is the one they referenced. (found at the saker)

flyinkel's picture

This is the Hill Post by Nick Elway

This is an absolute MUST WATCH in my opinion.  Note when they are talking about "crowd instigators" in red jackets that are basically infiltrators spread apart communicating with each other at a distance.  This is a very valid point and one to be alert to. 

For instance everyone could wear a cherry red hat, or everyone wears a thin parka that is neon green or neon yellow so they can readily identify each other. 

If they are not dressed so vibrantly they can identify each other by pretending to "ask directions" where one points full arm extended in a direction the other will point full arm extended same direction.  Original person will then point full arm extended in another direction, second person will follow suit. 

Why do you care?  Because these folks are only interested in one thing, getting paid to start trouble at your peace rallies/peaceful protests and harassing/stalking anyone that opposes corruption.  Cell pictures of the instigators, prior to any interventions, might later seem helpful. 

Note the steps the civilians took to reclaim their city.

Good luck, and good will.

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a wake or a sleep

i am not sure how to say this. to the ones that have been around for ever, no need. to the ones that are newer, this is not the place you come to know how to bet the market, this is where you come to understand what is going on around us. imagine you are pre nazi germany, this kind of info did not exist. now imagine you had turds site back then. well here is what i say no disrespect for turd, but the people that post here, the ones that go out of there way to add to this site , make this site. and what a multtuide of people that is. i get more links, more personal info then anywhere. my own thoughts are this, if you way 70 to 90 pounds and you have collected metals, and you think well god dammed  i have my body weight in metals then you are to damn skinny. i have no idea just like you have no idea what going to happen in the future, but if you come here you will stack, why because everething tells you to. in the end what ever happens will happen. another way to look at what i am saying is this, i come from poor , not deep poor but poor non the less, not the best educated, wrong place wrong time. 18 yeares old on the east coast  1968 , somewhere  along the road i made alot of money . i put that money into the hands of the professionals. in the crash i lost more then most would retire on . my point would be this. if you are understanding what is going on around us, then why would you not invest every time it gets low buy more , and if you think someone like jim wille is off the wall, and turds charts do not work. then you are not paying attention , and for gods sake i am listening to batchelor @ cohen.  and that what i am saying, in the world i live in these guys are liberals , in my world you do not listen to them, MY  world is wrong, get the truth when you ca open your mind when you can, sometimes what you see you will not like, but like i have always said, two tears in a bucket if you can't swim then mother fuck it , pay attention when you can, stack,when you can, and keep an open mind. sorry i started to drift                                                                                                                      

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Reply to Reader’s Complaint about Anti-American Pro-Russian Bias

Reply to a Reader’s Complaint about Anti-American Pro-Russian Bias - F. William Engdahl

TND Guest Contributor: F. William Engdahl |

I recently received a sharp complaint from a reader about an assumed anti-American pro-Russian bias in my writings. The complaint gives a very good opportunity to address questions on the minds of many in the West confused by an extremely biased pro-Washington, anti-Russian bias in mainstream media coverage of Ukraine and Russia as the new demon to be fought.

Here is my translation from the German of the gist of the complaint:

Continue reading, click here: http://thenewsdoctors.com/?p=465037

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