Video Site Update - 3/31/12

Sat, Mar 31, 2012 - 1:10pm

Lots of stuff to cover. So much so that I figured the only way I could express my excitement was through another video.

I apologize for the audio quality. I probably should have re-recorded it but I was so pleased with this "first take" that I didn't want to re-do it. Please take the 10 minutes to watch, however, even if you have to adjust the volume a bit. There are some amazing and exciting things going on behind-the-scenes here in Turdville and I am very excited to bring you up to speed.

TurdSpeaks - 3/31/12

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Be Prepared
Apr 1, 2012 - 9:50am
Be Prepared
Apr 1, 2012 - 9:55am
Be Prepared
Apr 1, 2012 - 10:00am
Apr 1, 2012 - 10:01am


@Hawkandowl: Welcome to Turdville!

Glad to hear you are stacking for your future and family. Hope to see you around town.

Be Prepared
Apr 1, 2012 - 10:03am
Las Vegas Dave
Apr 1, 2012 - 10:20am

Paper markets are a fraud


You say you will be "taking it to them" but "they" have the power to crush you any time they like.

Unless you join "them" and trade with "them" your subscribers will be led to slaughter.

Why not just recognize that you have already posted the only advice worth taking, and it is free: buy and stack physical.

After MF, only a fool plays the paper markets against bankers doing the govt.s bidding.

Technical analysis dont mean shite when "they" want to smash down the paper price.

Other than that, good luck with your venture; people like to gamble, and its their money.

Apr 1, 2012 - 10:50am

GOLD & SILVER REPORT: South Carolina Office of the Treasurer Con

GOLD & SILVER REPORT: South Carolina Office of the Treasurer Concludes Banking Cartel Has Engaged in Illegality and “Artificial Price Suppression"

In 2011, after researching the State’s options for investing in gold and silver, The Office of the Treasurer of the State of South Carolina quietly released a ground-breaking “Gold and Silver Investments” report. This incredible report is a must-read for any one interested in gold and silver metals ownership or in understanding the criminality now inherent throughout the fractional-reserve banking and fractional-reserve bullion banking systems.

The report specifically cites the rampant illegality which now dominates the banking and bullion banking systems, noting that major components of current banking practices are in direct conflict with South Carolina laws


Big L
Apr 1, 2012 - 10:55am


Ferguson Investment Directions Online Symposium Arf...... Clearly an idea who's time has come.

Apr 1, 2012 - 12:06pm


Just picking this up on the news wire...

U.S. Treasury Announces Gold Revaluation/Peg To USD

Gold To Be Pegged On Sliding Scale


Rhinestone Cowboy
Apr 1, 2012 - 12:12pm
Swift Boat Vet TF
Apr 1, 2012 - 12:31pm

Got to Be Vegas for me

I vote Las Vegas. NY is out for me.


P.S. I have to ask what the problems are with PayPal. I just fired it up for some odd prep items and figured I would also use it for The Turd-man if I can afford him.

I have to also tell you that it is unsettling to me that Santa is bugging totally out of the States.

Apr 1, 2012 - 12:32pm

Nice video update Turdmeister

Maryann count me in on the Ladies group meet up if it is in NYC especially if Eric O is buying ;)

In other news:

Vladimir Putin: Russia Issues International Arrest Warrant For Rothschild Henchman & Leftist Savior George Soros!.

Financial terrorist and Hungarian bank dick, Convicted Felon George Soros… Russian Intelligence has fingered Soros for using cross-collateralized compounded Swedish and Danish foreign currency derivatives for the purpose of an attack on the Russian stock market..

Soros’ use of these cross-collateralized compounded derivatives utilizing Luxembourg banks violates the terms of the ***Basil II European Union***[learn about this~jude] banking agreement. Both the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and European Union have issued an Interpol “Red Notice” which is not only against the immediate arrest of Soros, but also against the Sharks on Finance, Bush, Clinton, criminal organization, Marc Rich and his firm, which is located in Switzerland, the Commodities Broker-Richfield, which is why the Russian Premier Putin has recently met the Chef of the Federal Reserve Bernanke Bermard making clear that the Russian Federation will not accept that such use is made of people like Soros and Rich to commit criminal acts of the derivatives market and Finance, which led to social destabilization across the globe.
Be Prepared
Apr 1, 2012 - 12:48pm

Turd - Time to Trademark Your Name


It's time that you spent the $325 to trademark your name "Turd Ferguson" for your specific use. I completed a search at the U.S. Trademark Office <Here> and noticed that there doesn't appear to be any active or dead trademark in use. That, of course, doesn't mean that there aren't any instances and more specific research would be required.

Since you have already built a brand in the Metals Industry using this name, you are at the critical juncture of deciding whether to slightly alter your name to allow brand protections and beneficial use of your new name or.....moving forward with carving out your use of this name in this specific industry.

The original use of "Turd Ferguson" was in the area of comedy and television. Your use of "Turd Ferguson" is in the area of precious metals and its trading, so there shouldn't be confusion and would be distinctive enough to pass this test. Because you are expanding your business relationships and entering into contracts, you may be susceptible to liability claims if this aspect of your website and brand are not strengthened in a progressive way. Certainly the use of the SNL image is a problem and would come leave you open to a clear infringement claim. You may want to take your own image and have it created in a distinctive way.

You brought up a good point about conferences, bullion, trading that as this brand increases its visibility.... some other businesses may see a larger target. I have been through this type of issue several times on the web and I can tell you that you will want to take clear steps now to ensure that your brand has a distinctive and protected nature in order to ensure that what you build isn't later taken away through legal troubles. Maybe "California Lawyer" can chime in to add to this discussion.....


I am not an attorney and any opinion presented in merely conjecture and not intended in any way to be construed as legal advice. You should always contact an attorney licensed to practice in your state. :-)

Steinbacken ¤
Apr 1, 2012 - 12:48pm

Didn't get me

We're all smarter than that, here.

Apr 1, 2012 - 12:52pm


Speak for yourself, apparently!

Apr 1, 2012 - 1:11pm

Important Events in the Week Ahead

After finishing Paul Mylchreest's Thunder Road Report last night, I got to thinking about how the market will recognize and adjust to patterns. Something that kept sticking out to me was the "Happy Tuesday" window dressings, volatile option expiration and first notice days as well as the NFP body-slams. So, I started a little calendar that you all might find useful in helping to identify the BTFD opportunities.

The intent was to capture the big dates/events out there that could be used as catalyst events (up or down) in the PM markets. If you all find this helpful, I'll try to add any PM-relevant meeting/announcement dates and grow the value of the calendar over time. Just thought it would be helpful for stackers and traders to get the cartel-oriented calendar in one place.

The Week Ahead: 2-6 April 2012

** It's a shortened week as Friday, 6 April, is Good Friday for many markets around the world. Australia, Hong Kong, and European markets will also be closed next Monday, 9 April, for Easter so note the extra-long weekend **

Monday, 2 April:

Tuesday, 3 April:

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Prague, Czech
  • March FOMC Minutes Release
  • COT Report cut-off

Wednesday, 4 April:

  • Hong Kong closed
  • ECB Governing Council Meets in Frankfurt w/ Press Conference
  • New Slovakian Parliament meets for first time (Slovaks were quite vocal last fall about not supporting the Eurozone bailout...could this derail the latest Greek rescue or cause Spanish/Italian debt issues to be front and center?)

Thursday, 5 April:

  • India Closed

Friday, 6 April:

  • COMEX open part-day
  • US/European (incl UK)/Indian/Australian/Hong Kong markets closed
  • March Non-Farm Payroll Release

Monday, 9 April:

  • Australia/Hong Kong/Europe (incl UK) closed

Other: This month also marks the March to Jerusalem as well as the arrival of the USS Enterprise on-station in the Persian AOR (probable passage through the Suez this week, if not already).

Apr 1, 2012 - 1:23pm


got me too

I'm an April fool; what can I say

Apr 1, 2012 - 1:24pm

Kicking the Can. How Far?

How about sixty months? That's five years.

2.2% is the average interest rate on US Treasury debt.

62.8 months is the average length to maturity of US Treasuries.

$454 billion in interest expense on publicly held debt in fiscal 2011 as of September 30.

$5.9 trillion of debt coming due in the next 60 months. That's only 5 years!

So? How far can the can be kicked? Not far enough! Keep stacking.

I Run Bartertown
Apr 1, 2012 - 1:26pm


Arrest Soros? If he's lucky. He better hope so.

I'm wondering what it might take to lure Mr. Putin away from the Motherland to run for President here in the US (now that that whole Natural Born/SS#/SelSvc# issue is good and muddied, we may as well set it aside and go for quality).

murphy J
Apr 1, 2012 - 1:29pm

@ Silver Sooner

Great idea and thanks. Maybe you could create a monthly calendar and the administration could post it with all the multiple chart section of the site.

ClinkinKY I Run Bartertown
Apr 1, 2012 - 1:47pm
Fred Hayek
Apr 1, 2012 - 1:53pm

Interesting video from

Shockingly, the video at the link below from all lefty all the time features two men discussing research that found that conservatives understand liberals but liberals don't understand conservatives . . or perhaps life.

Apr 1, 2012 - 1:56pm


great to see you looking so chipper! All the changes seem timely and for everyone's benefit...and...

the best news of all is that everyone knows that Trollolos have a great aversion to the smell of a ripening Turd....

Apr 1, 2012 - 1:57pm

viva terlingua!

been there, got the hat. the place has a sere beauty, and there's a hot spring at boquillas within easy driving distance. what's not to love?

maybe we could co-ordinate with the international chili cook-off?

Apr 1, 2012 - 2:00pm

BP's idea

I like where his train of thought is on this about getting your own brand that's protected and not having to worry about SNl etc. trademark or whatever infringements.

My idea would be for you to get a a good looking pic of yourself in a fancy yellow hat and maybe don some sunglasses and use that as the sites pic of TF and whatever else you need to use that image for. Get the pic taken with as close of accuracy as possible to the original pic maybe. The background, the posture of Burt etc. and make it look exactly alike that original OR do something completely different. For example, holding a miners pick in one hand and a leather satchel looking prop that hints of gold or silver booty in your other hand.

Make the prop(s) noticeable so that it naturally gels into the theme of the site and subject.

Also, as far as a new name but retaining Turd Ferguson in every way. I don't know how these things work, trademark wise, but what if you used the name or phrase Turd Ferguson/The Watch Tower. It wouldn't have to look like that. TF could be on top while The Watch Tower could be below it in smaller or finer print. I'm not graphics savvy, but you get the point. Keep the name but add to it but to the extent that it doesn't take away from it but re-enforces it.

Like The SpeakEasy/BackRoom thread as an example. It's the SpeakEasy and the BackRoom is just there.

Maybe the additional words or phrase attached to your name will make it different enough that the Turd Ferguson part of it isn't the only aspect of it. Everyone knows or will know that The Watch Tower is part of the whole overall concept so it actually seems like it would fit well.

That's what I would do if you actually needed to make it slightly different for branding or trademark reasons.

Just my $.05 Pennies are going extinct.

Apr 1, 2012 - 2:23pm


That's kinda what I was thinking. I started a quarterly calendar through the end of June, but focused the deep-dive on this week to get something up and get everyone's thoughts/inputs.

If the community and Turd see decent value in this, I would commit to taking this on.

NZ SilverSurfer
Apr 1, 2012 - 2:24pm

2 conventions NY & Vegas

2 conventions (a week or 2 apart)would be a great chance to meet and greet and have an awesome holiday for the overseas contingent. The other half has given the thumbs up for either or both exciting locations. Really enjoy your site and the journey which is unfolding in the PM Looking forward to subscribing to your services Stacker / mines - sit tight and be right "JL"

Apr 1, 2012 - 2:42pm

Another idea

I've been thinking of this off and on for awhile but after just discussing it in The Speak I feel there might be a need for this main thread to allow the inclusion of 'signatures' with links that can be displayed out here on this page.

I realize that some consideration of this was probably thought about initially and the inclusion of signatures and links was excluded for a reason. The reason I mention this is that it would help some newbs or cruisers quickly and easily access whatever signature link that might seem curious or interesting enough to click and go further into the chambers of forums and threads that you have on here.

The lurkers on the site know where everything is and where their favorite threads are. I realize you have a forums tab on top of this page but it would seem that the more access the merrier and more inter-site surfing could be made easier thus keeping people on-site longer.

I would ask you to seriously consider allowing this page to display signature links that some people have on the site. It can only serve to redirect people onto this site even longer and as easily as possible and not make them go to one place to find whatever they maybe looking for.

Not every signature has to or will be a link.

For example, Eric Original carries around the cool Harry Shultz quote and that's part of his persona to a degree and his signature. It would look great out here. Eric O's Favorite Gold Miners

Just another $.05

Apr 1, 2012 - 2:56pm

Venues and Misc

Chicago, on a weekend in Spring or Fall. Why--Chicago is really centrally located, many flights and Southwest flies there from almost everywhere. Weekend because we all want to watch markets.

If Winter--South Florida or Phoenix --if you listen to Puplava he notes everybody who can pay taxes in Calif is leaving California.

Professional service for professional traders--ironic if those are the traders using futures. Huh?

Apr 1, 2012 - 3:56pm

The Guardian - Gold rush: what happened to bling?

Gold rush: what happened to bling?

It may be more desirable than ever, but gold is so expensive that more of us are selling jewellery rather than buying it. Emma John goes on the trail of the precious metal and discovers who's getting their fingers on it


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