Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Fresh Jackass

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Our holiday tradition continues. Please be sure to note that this extremely valuable interview is, of course, a free public thread.

Over the course of this hour-long discussion, The Golden Jackass addresses two main points:

  • The wreckage of the global bond markets and the damage wrought by the never-ending quantitative easing of the global central banks.
  • China's intentions behind their massive buildup of physical gold. You'll find Jim's rationale to be more comprehensive than that recently put forth by Jim Rickards. His reasoning is laid out in a straight-forward manner and would seem to be the best, most reasoned explanation yet of China's motives and goals.

For those Vault subscribers that have already listened to Part One of this interview, please fast forward to the 25:00 mark to continue with Part Two.

Have a great weekend and enjoy your fresh Jackass!



Barfly's picture


Yay! Jackass!

mike97's picture

Second or Thurd?

After that terrible COT - look forward to hearing the Wiley Willie.

Libertybella's picture


:) Darn...I will take Thurd

Danforth Coxwell's picture

Delighted to take


08Gold-Wing's picture

once again


Marchas45's picture

Good Evening All

Well, Well, 6th I see. Keep Stacking

Danforth Coxwell's picture

Just a thought......

If China wishes to settle trade contracts in Yuan, between itself and another country, such as Canada, who already has a Yuan trading hub, why not offer a 5% discount on the settlement of the contract in Yuan versus settlement in U.S. dollars??? I would think this "Special Offer" would be a strong enticement to use the Yuan for trade settlement versus the U.S. dollar. The end result would be a hastened erosion of the U.S. dollar as the world's sole reserve currency.

Just a thought.

Any comments

Marchas45's picture

I Had

A Hard Time Listening as Jim was away loud not like your last podcast Turd. Lol Keep Stacking

4 oz's picture

Will it stop fome of the BS??

Probably not but....

Regardless of where you are/how ya think....this is worth a minute and a half:

Ted Cruz Owns a Reporter in Beaumont, TX on Question About Gay Marriage

Safety Dan's picture

Great Thoughts On Gold Backwardation.. And Reading Of Links

When gold has been in backwardation since July 2013, the only real question is why all the countries aren't repatriating their monetary gold reserves. The answer to this question is that Ministers of Finance know the world's monetary gold reserves are all held in a trust administered by the World Bank and IMF called the Global Debt Facility.  These countries also know there is a 90-95% likelihood that these monetary gold reserves are going to be returned to the countries so that they can mint currency out of them to replace the fractional reserve fiat currencies, which are about to fail, all of them. What is holding up the global currency reset?  The network of global corporate control

refuses to see the writing on the wall. 

I found this most impressive chronological 'takedown' at this link:

I am the Acting General Counsel of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and I am now working with a coalition for the rule of law to return the world's gold in the Global Debt Facility to the world's people. I have actually never stopped working for the Bretton Woods institutions, because I understood from Jacek Kugler's power transition model that the only way to avoid WWIII was to apply the rule of law in the international financial system. "As I warned Chief Justice John Roberts, when the clerk of the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit refused to recognize the settlement of my bondholder litigation, "A stakeholder analysis derived from accurate game theory modeling a clear fork in the road for the United States: rule of law and the transatlantic alliance or corruption and WWIII, with the ascendency of China." 

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations told the World Bank not to fire me, but I was fired anyway because the the network of global corporate control

thinks it is above the law:

So Senators Lugar, Leahy and Bayh commissioned this GAO study .

On November 4, 2008 Congressman Chris Van Hollen informed me that he noted "that my claims and concerns have already been provided to the GAO.... and to the relevant congressional committees". In March 2009 GAO stated that it could not commence the inquiry "because of challenges we recently faced in gaining access to World Bank officials." (see p. 24) Senator Lugar asked about the delay in the GAO review during hearings on the IBRD capital increase

The US Congress required effects of retaliation against World Bank whistleblowers to be eliminated before the disbursement of the US contribution to the World Bank's capital increase:  § 7082 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112-74).

and  § 7048(a)(1)(B) of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014,  (Pub.L. 113–46)

On November 28, 2012 I discussed my reinstatement in this video! (See minute 1:29) On December 20, 2012 I wrote the following to the Congressional appropriations committees considering disbursement of the capital increase for the World Bank about Secretary Geithner's misrepresentations to Congress: "The Treasury Department should be sanctioned for its report to the Appropriations Committees dated November 21, 2012 on World Bank Reform pursuant to Section 7082 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112-74). The uncertified report is inaccurate in all material respects."

The Board of Governors reinstated me in settlement of my bondholder lawsuit on 12.20.12

On January 11, 2013, Treasury Secretary Geithner stepped down.

Then Allied Barton (owned by the network of global corporate control)

which provides security services to the World Bank and IMF refused me entry. Then the Secret Service ignored the badge the Board of Governors gave me at the 2013 Spring Meetings. Then Eric Holder sued me for criminal trespass, and the Court dismissed charges July 2014.

Sara Aviel, then Alternate Executive Director for the US on the Board of Executive Directors, allowed Allied Barton to illegally throw me out of the World Bank headquarters on January 28, 2015. I tweeted that Aviel had breached the World Bank's Articles of Agreement, and six days later she left the World Bank. Commander Michael Reese of DC's Second Precinct was replaced the week following my complaint to the D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability. DC Council's General Counsel, Dave Zvenyach, lost his job the week I tweeted his involvement in this corruption.

The United States is subject to state capture, and we are operating under a second, secret Constitution. The courts have been corrupted. At the suggestion of the clerks, I asked the District Court and the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia to comment on the secret contracts of adhesion the banks hide in our signature cards that waive our rights under the Constitution to real courts. When these judges refused to comment, I presented claims against the surety and fidelity bonds of the Federal judiciary for breaking their oaths of office

None of the 188 Ministers of Finance has objected to my writing to them on World Bank letterhead:

I am authorized to go before interbank screens as counsel for the Global Debt Facility.

Folks, there is much more at that link posted here again:

Craig, Jim Willie & Joe Black, or anyone else, what do you make of this all? Is all our gold in a trust called Global Debt? Does the reset come with the 188 ministers approval? She does speak of the corrupted US dollar going away.. 

I've noticed sometimes the link doesn't work so here's one that is working:

From this link:  taken from the above linked letter - notice to congress. 

On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 10:36 PM, Karen Hudes wrote: The US may no longer appoint the President of the World Bank and Federal Reserve Notes have lost international reserve currency status. The reality is that the US credit rating is far from its current triple AAA status. The 188 Ministers of Finance on the Board of Governors of the World Bank and the IMF hold quadrillions of Treaty of Versailles Bonds and Federal Reserve Notes on behalf of the world's peoples in the Global Debt Facility., https://s3.amazonaws.c om/khudes/Treaty+of+Versailles+Gold+Bullion+Certificates.pdf, https://s3.amazonaws .com/khudes/Twitter1.30.15.pdf Following Notarial Protest, Administrative Judgment, and Notice of Dishonor, I have perfected the security interest of the Global Debt Facility in the debt of the Federal Reserve and the rest of the Bank for International Settlements on behalf of the citizens of the United States and members of the Bretton Woods' institutions. The US Congress and the Senate Committee on Banking have been remiss. In 2008 I warned the Senate Majority leader that abuse of US authority at the World Bank would lead to an end to the Gentleman's Agreement, signaling an end to US leadership among the 4 community of nations. I also informed the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations, Finance, Appropriations, Banking, the Joint Economic Committee, and Senator Hagel about the governance crisis at the World Bank. There is a disconnect between reality and state capture evidenced by the war powers, second secret Constitution, and administrative proceedings, which US citizens are deemed to have consented to through hidden contracts of adhesion attached to bank signature cards. The US Congress is out of touch with reality. The BRICS, Germany, the G-77, and the US minus the insolvent F

tyberious's picture

Ted Cruz

Never listen to him before and never will again.

Hammer's picture

Quid asper Utile Nummus

Quid asper
Utile Nummus habet; patriae, carisque propinquis
Quantum elargiri deceat.


procog's picture

Every one Have a Great Weekend!

And, of course, Go Blackhawks!

And @Hammer: Semper ubi sub ubi.

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4 oz's picture

RE: Ted Cruz

@ tyberious

Don't get me wrong here but having some trouble understanding your, "Never listen to him before and never will again."   comment. 

Seems to me Cruz rightly turned that question around.

The Gay agenda is in everyone's face 24/7....and has been for quite a while.

So why not point out the FACT that Islam is on the rise and why aren't those into that agenda...and/or radical feminist just plain scared shit less that demographics clearly show that in less than 20 years  Shria law is going to be operational in 80% of the globe? 

Where is the concern  that it is foreseeable that people who engage in the homosexual life style will be back in the closet permanently  or face death??

Why aren't women  screaming mad that Islam views them as property--and that it's likely that ALL-- lady's, wife's and daughters will be viewed as property again in our lifetimes in the majority of the world???

I posted that because mis-direction is  -EVERYWHERE- and deception & deceptive agendas needs to be exposed ---period!

Enough of  just biz as usual media hit jobs....

I know next to nothing about Cruz...but I for one am thinking it'd be really healthy to have this politically incorrect discussion out in the open and very clearly!

Dyna mo hum's picture


Whoever finds the perfect candidate by all means point him out. All that lesser of 2 evils bullshit is gettin kinda old with me.

tyberious's picture

RE: Ted Cruz

Sorry, I should be more detailed. I could care less about the content of the posed question or his answer.  I just didn't like him. I mean both crappy parties using wedge issues for political gain. What is his stance on NDAA, The Patriot Act, NSA, the 2nd Amendment, Hell the Constitution?

Let me be very clear, social and cultural issues have no place in National politics. These are issues for the states and local communities. You can not legislate culture or morality, yet others try to impose their beliefs on others. 

Paul 2016!

SS121's picture

danforth - yuan promo

The key issue is that the usd is the world's currency standard.  tptb only talk 'reserve currency' for their campaign.

the yuan is never going to amount to $h!t.  period.

Silver (and Gold) will be the next world currency standard.  (not part of any next "system")

Today it's King Dollar, tomorrow King Silver.  

All this RMB/yuan nonsense, including whatever fiat announcement of Chinese "gold" holdings they come up with, will soon be over.  And like having occasionally ridden that moped back in the day, nobody will be talking about it. 

It will be... "GOODBYE  imf, sdr, gold-trading-note, wanna-be-king-rmb, QE, fed-speak, CoT, "last little snowflake", fake-charts, tulip-bulbs, milli vanilli, Fed lines, Fiat Headlines, SGE, BRICS, BLICS, BitCoin, BitGold, gold-backed, gold-exchanged, gold-strengthened, gold-supported, gold-painted, central gold "markets", gold exchanges..."  
"GOODBYE- TA, MOPE, and an end to all the false "SYSTEM" hopes."
And "Hello Silver"


James Crighton's picture

@4oz - Media hit-jobs

Agree with you on this one, 4oz.


James Crighton's picture

@Safety Dan - Karen Hudes

Safety Dan - thanks for this excellent summary on Karen Hudes' work.  I have gone into her stuff in the past (about 9 months ago) and was impressed with the irrefutable documentation she provides.  What she claims does seem unbelievable, but this alone should not be reason to reject her story / thesis / observations.  Comments like "Boomstick's" are common, unhelpful and do not address the issue (and smack of the usual "conspiracy theory" response one gets - remember how many "conspriacy theories" eventually turn out to be true - e.g. paedophilia amongst elite circles in the UK - David Icke tried to get this fact across for 35 years - endured much "conspiray theory" ridicule (for 35 years) - and was eventually proven correct).

I have seen nothing that has disproven what she claims.  She should be given "her day in court".  What is for sure, I would put nothing - NOTHING - outside the realm of possibility when it comes to the psychopathic international banking cartel and their paid-for-politicial-puppets.

Keep up the excellent work you do Safety Dan.


SRSrocco's picture


Turd, excellent interview with Jim.  I listened to it twice.  Have to be one of his best in a long while.

There's a great deal of hype that Solar will be out next energy savior.  While solar is nice to have on ones home (bought and paid for), it's another thing entirely on a mass scale.  It just doesn't work.  The market continues to say the future increase of silver consumption in the solar industry will be a key factor determining the silver price in the future.  I disagree.

The Key is SILVER BAR & COIN DEMAND.   This is an important article as new data and information proves that solar on a massive scale is a complete financial disaster:



Marchas45's picture


I don't usually get into politics or guide people in their way of thinking as I strongly believe it's their choice but you said this, "What is his stance on NDAA, The Patriot Act, NSA, the 2nd Amendment, Hell the Constitution?" Lol I think your missing something by not listening as he is one of the strongest ones on these issues and very knowledgeable on them. Lol Keep Stacking

Chris Duane,  "Listen To All Follow None"

Hammer's picture

Accidentally ! Yeah,

Accidentally ! Yeah, right.

Bank of England accidentally emails Brexit taskforce plans to newspaper

Central bank has set up a taskforce, led by Sir John Cunliffe, to look at the effect a UK exit from the European Union would have on our economy

Hammer's picture

The U.S. Is About to Change

tyberious's picture


Will do!

Click here for 5 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.

  • Bomb ISIS back to the Stone Age. (Oct 2014)
  • Arm & aid the Peshmerga Kurds against ISIS. (Oct 2014)
  • Bomb ISIS back into the Stone Age, with Congress' approval. (Sep 2014)
  • Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan went on too long. (Jun 2012)
  • Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves. (May 2013)

My man Rand

  • Click here for 12 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • GOP is too eager for war; and so is Hillary. (Aug 2014)
  • How many Americans should die to defend Iraq? (Jul 2014)
  • ISIS are nasty terrorists but no clear-cut American interest. (Jun 2014)
  • Iraq War gave Iran regional hegemony & caused Mideast chaos. (Jun 2014)
  • Keep all options on the table, but don't declare war on Iran. (Apr 2014)
  • Executive Branch can initiating war is a usurpation of power. (Mar 2014)
  • No involvement in Syria, even if gas attack proven. (Sep 2013)
  • No US interests in either side of Syrian war. (Sep 2013)
  • No US weapons to kill Christians in Syria. (Aug 2013)
  • It is unacceptable not to hate war. (Sep 2012)
  • Opposed to Iraq War; no direct threat & no declared war. (Feb 2011)
  • Would have voted against a declaration of war against Iraq. (Feb 2010)

Rand Paul 2016

Safety Dan's picture

@ James Crighton Re Karen Hudes

She must be the woman Robo Cop. They knock her down; she gets back up and toasts them. She was stopped from going to a meeting and had 3 people's job for stopping her. She took on the US Treasury in court.. See the links to believe the outcome. 

I've read her stories and links. Personally I think she is going after someone or some group. She claims to be saving the US via the first US Constitution. Lets see what she accomplishes..  

Hammer's picture

Austria repatriating 110 tons

Austria repatriating 110 tons it is claimed in this article as referred to by Koos

Hammer's picture

Here is Koos' article with

Here is Koos' article with the claim

and is postulating Belgium might be next. Speculation though.

tyberious's picture

Paul vs Cruz Homeland Security

bluestar.gif Rand Paul on Homeland Security bluestar.gif Click here for 23 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.

  • Multiple requests for security at Benghazi were ignored. (Jun 2014)
  • Benghazi disqualifies Hillary from the presidency. (Jun 2014)
  • Don't let people who make money off weapons define policy. (Apr 2014)
  • National defense is important, but no blank check. (Apr 2014)
  • NSA monitoring is an affront to 1776 sons of liberty. (Mar 2014)
  • Allow challenges to NSA in open court, not FISA court. (Nov 2013)
  • Give trials to Guantanamo detainees. (May 2013)
  • Filibuster to establish no drones on citizens in America. (Mar 2013)
  • 13-hour filibuster against drone strikes targeting Americans. (Mar 2013)
  • Only Judiciary can detain and drone, not the President. (Mar 2013)
  • Military sacrifice spreads flame of freedom around the world. (Sep 2012)
  • Cut defense spending as part of cutting all federal spending. (Jan 2012)
  • The Patriot Act is intrusive; it's what the Founders feared. (Feb 2011)
  • Put defense spending on the table for reducing budget. (Feb 2011)
  • Defense should be largest part of much smaller budget. (Feb 2011)
  • How much of what is spent on defense is actual "defense"? (Feb 2011)
  • Remove waste from last decade's doubling of military budget. (Feb 2011)
  • Warrantless searches overstep Constitutional powers. (Sep 2010)
  • Treat armed service members like heroes. (Jul 2010)
  • Defense policy is influenced by the makers of weapons. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)

red_star.gif Ted Cruz on Homeland Security red_star.gif Click here for 4 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.

  • Opposes TSA and National Defense Authorization Act. (Sep 2012)
  • Fierce advocate of recruiting and growing the military. (Jul 2011)
  • Supports banning military gay marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)

Just in:

Paul 2016

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