Happy Anniversary

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Mon, Aug 15, 2011 - 10:31am

In case you missed it, today is the 40th anniversary of the decision by the great republocrat criminal, R. Milhous Nixon, to remove the U.S. from the "gold standard". The Turd was only five when it happened so I cannot be held responsible for my inaction.

Nixon Ends Bretton Woods International Monetary System

I wrote about this some time ago. For your enjoyment, here's a link:

https://tfmetalsreport.blogspot.com/2010/12/preparing-accordingly.html

OK, enough of that. All of the commodities are up this morning but gold is down. That is about to change so let's get started. We have a few things to cover.

First up, gold. In January, near the bottom of a nasty correction and with gold near 1340, I gave you "1600 by 6/10/10". When the call came up either $22 short or six weeks early, depending on how you look at it, I took a rash of sh*t from people who, apparently, expect perfection. Several weeks ago, when gold broke through 1600, I gave you "1800 by Halloween". That seemed to work out pretty well. Hmmmm. Lots of crickets out there. Now, I'm on the line with "$44 silver by Labor Day". Lord help me if silver only makes it to 43.92. Anyway, back to gold. As you can see on the chart below, it is clearly forming a short-term bottom. It has twice tested and held key support between 1725 and 1730 and has since gone flat. This won't last long. Your first clue that gold is heading back to 1800 will be a breach of 1750. Watch that level closely.

Silver faces a moment of truth later today. It is getting ever-so-tightly wedged into a pennant. All signs point to silver breaking UP and out of the pennant. The fundos are extraordinarily strong and on a short-term basis, all of the other "commodities" are up today. Watch the 39.50 level for clues.

Lastly, I found this earlier today on ZeroHedge. As you know, I have a penchant for historical trends and patterns. As Shakespeare said, "what is past is prologue". In the case, the author has found some startling similarities between the current day U.S. and the late stages of the French monarchy. Before getting started, I suggest a stout cup of coffee or some other mental stimulant. Though the information is well-researched, I found the manner in which it is presented to be somewhat challenging. But, what do I know? I'm just a turd.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/sun-chairman-whats-future-prologue-and-why-second-french-revolution-coming-america

At any rate, here's the paragraph the bast relates to what we do here. If you're still living in some dream world where you follow the "stock market" in the hopes of growing your "retirement account", the passage below should help raise you from your slumber:

"Painted in oscillating shades of red and green on our dealing screens, we can also see the full, epileptic frenzy of our broken financial markets, no longer evidence of the rational allocation of hard-spared capital to the enriching process of patient and diligent entrepreneurship, but a wild, computer-driven video arena where countless billions swarm into and out of the sea of tickers from one micro-second to the next, with each successive ebb and flow of this leveraged flood further reducing the informational content of the associated prices and so defeating the very purpose of the capital market itself."

I have lasts of 1745 and 39.51. It's going to be a very interesting day. More later. TF

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  263 Comments

Monedas
Aug 15, 2011 - 10:47am

Shameless share the blame icon moment !

The Pubs aren't free from blame......but their blame for 80 years of New Deal is way less than their numbers might suggest ! Likewise, a permanent 50% to 60 % hegemony of Dem power for 80 years yields more power than their numbers suggest ! Throwing up these icon moments, over and over again, is a media style ploy to share the blame, now that the vaunted New Deal is on the rocks ! Monedas 2011 Comedy Jihad World Tour

beinki
Aug 15, 2011 - 10:48am
speconomist
Aug 15, 2011 - 10:48am

Buy, buy, buy!

Let's celebrate buying some physical gold and silver today then!

Tesla
Aug 15, 2011 - 10:50am

Crickets? Mmmmm... Yummy, where?

Show me - I'll fix em for you Turd!

Eric Original
Aug 15, 2011 - 10:52am

Final Ham Update-Out of Stock!!

Turd Nation wiped them out!! I hope everybody who ordered gets delivery. Silver I could see, but ham?

Plan B is to go directly to your local Walgreens and buy it off the shelf. Thru Saturday.

https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/celebrity-boneless-cook-ham-with-natur...

Anonymous
Aug 15, 2011 - 10:53am

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bobby
Aug 15, 2011 - 10:55am

historical duration

for fiat money is not much more or less than 40 years

buckle up

Silverous
Aug 15, 2011 - 10:58am

No Gold since 1934!

Probably some of you might have seen this.. but I just wanna share this..
Forward to 1:32

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RuNuts
Aug 15, 2011 - 10:59am

Turd on Time Monk Radio Interview

Repost of @DebbieDowner's link to the Turd's interview.

"Central Bank warfare model... they must indeed have a war in order for things to accelerate in their particular agenda."

01/13 Clif High ~ TMRN -2011-08-12 Time Monk Radio Interviews Present:

Edit: The video seems to cut off short.. and no linky to tfmetalsreport Cliff? /SMH...

Direct download link to the full interview .mp3.

https://download19.mediafire.com/001i3rs86yhg/ltc5vl372gk4c5e/TMRN+-2011...

Vypuero
Aug 15, 2011 - 11:00am

FOFOA's Dilemma

FOFOA's dilemma: When a single medium is used as both store of value and medium of exchange it leads to a conflict between debtors and savers. FOFOA's dilemma holds true for both gold and fiat, the solution being Freegold, which incidentally also resolves Triffin's dilemma.

https://fofoa.blogspot.com/

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