Turd Traveling - Open Thread

Mon, Apr 9, 2012 - 8:13am

I am traveling today after spending the Easter weekend away with MrsF and the LTs.

I hope that by later today I will be able to post a review of the day's events as well as some updated charts. For now, this is simply an open thread. The only discussion item I have is this new post from Gonzalo Lira. Where Gonzalo excels is in forward thinking. In this piece, he alerts readers that Spain will be the next "eurozone crisis" and gets you wondering about just how this will all play out.


And I just found this interview of Uncle Ted. Please take the time to read it today.


That's all for now as we are packing things up and I can hear MrsF hollaring for me from the next room. I'd better get moving...if I know what's good for me.

More later. Have a great day. TF

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Fr. Bill
Apr 9, 2012 - 8:18am

Early Morning First!

Another Frabjous Day. Chortling in my joy here. Life is good.

Apr 9, 2012 - 8:20am
Vernon Wormer
Apr 9, 2012 - 8:45am

2 years ago

Just wanted to chime in with a little story. Two years ago (4/8/10) my wife and I decided to listen to the guy in the big yellow hat on ZH and started stacking. We are regular stackers now and have amassed a nice little savings account. The current value of our stack is 7% higher than when we began. I'm sure I could have gambled in the market and made more or left it in the bank at 0.01%, but we are very happy. Thank you Turd for all that you do.

I Run Bartertown
Apr 9, 2012 - 8:50am

Open Thread?

Well then, I propose we devote this one to His Eternal Glory!

Sound good Fr. Bill?


Just kidding, enjoy today, everyone!

Edit - not this guy...


Though I will give him credit for implicitly acknowledging that the very concepts of Liberty and Limited Government are derived from European Culture and will likely never gel with the MultiKult.

Apr 9, 2012 - 9:10am

in 1900 a day's wage of

in 1900 a day's wage of unskilled labor was about half an ounce of silver. A mechanical engineer could make the equivalent of 3 oz of silver a day.

A year's pay in gold for a laborer ($20/oz, $240/year) was about an oz of gold a month. Have an ounce of Au for every month you plan to be retired, and your silver holdings will be gravy. A 100z Ag bar represents 200 days of US unskilled labor (about $13K) but you can buy it for a quarter as much.

That is why I stack.

Apr 9, 2012 - 9:17am

Blythe: Her lying eyes

Noticed this over the weekend and I thought I would throw it up on Main for comments or thoughts. At this point, you've all seen the video of Blythe Masters appearance on CNBC, a highly scripted 'interview' that was a beautiful piece of theater whereby she is asked questions she knows are coming and is able to deliver pre-prepared, memorized talking points. One major takeaway has already been commented on here- it is highly noteworthy that silver and silver manipulation was a major, pre-planned subject of this interview.

Something else happed in this interview that was much more subtle, though. Here is the video- put it on fullscreen and look carefully at Blythe's face at exactly the 3:27 mark when she says "We store significant amounts of commodities, for example silver, on behalf of customers". Now scroll back and forth and watch it again a few times, and see how her entire face tightens and her eyes narrow in an almost twitching action when she says the words "stores significant amounts".

Blythe Masters Refutes Claims that JP Morgan manipulates silver markets

Now read this:

What are Micro Expressions?

A micro expression is a momentary involuntary facial expression -- that people unconsciously display when they are hiding an emotion. They are quick & intense expressions of concealed emotion.

The main points to remember are that micro expressions are:

Brief - Micro-expressions can appear then disappear off the face in a fraction of a second. In other words micro-expressions occur so quickly, that most people don't even notice them.

Involuntary - A micro-expression is caused by involuntary movements in facial muscles. (See the fake-smile illustration ). Most people cannot control these involuntary muscles which are affected by their emotions.

Micro Expressions are generally grouped into seven universal emotions: anger, disgust, fear, sadness, happiness, surprise, and contempt

From online guides it looks to me like Blythe's face shows, in a clear micro-expression, fear. FEAR. Take a look at the example of how to detect a micro expression done by a professional, Professor Paul Eckman, as shown in this video:

Lie Detection - Prof. Paul Eckman
Dr G
Apr 9, 2012 - 9:29am

Strange metals action in the

Strange metals action in the past 15 hours. Today has a bit of excitement added to it. The nice weekend has rejuvenated me!

Apr 9, 2012 - 9:30am

Silver Chart from last night

I sent a copy up to Zerohedge and asked them to take a look. They came back and said that it was just a misprint.

Apr 9, 2012 - 9:30am


Well the posts yesterday were diverse and it is good to let everyone have their own views. It reminds me of one of our family dinners when all the extended family sits at the table. My sister has been involved in Scientology for over 40 years and her husband is into eastern religions and both are atheists. They both love Mr. B.O. and they told me that Mr. B.O. must create more social programs to fix the nation. Several of the nephews are drug users in that clan and are on every entitlement program available. One nephew did bring his gay lover to dinners but that ended . It takes a boat load of tolerance to sit through all the different life styles and views. I wanted to thank the board for the great input on the board and also the P.M.'s that were given. Yes we have a big family here.

The movies: I have a riddle: What do the following three movies have in common? Pollyanna with Hayley Mills, E.T. and Avatar

Apr 9, 2012 - 9:31am

By Jove, you're onto something Pining

Twitch clear at 3.27. Shame so many graphics mask the face these days. I wonder about earlier interviews with BM.....

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