Happy Birthday To Us!

WOW! Has it really been a whole year? Yes, it has. Amazing!

One year ago today, we flipped the switch on TFMR. Where has the time gone? Where has my money gone? (Oh yah, JPM took it when MFG failed.)

On 6/14/11, gold was trading around $1525. Back then, some were worried that that level would be a "top". Interestingly, after all we've been through this past year, we now view $1525 as an almost impenetrable floor. Hmmm. What a difference a year makes.

On the other hand, back on 6/14/11 silver was trading near $35. Many of us would take that right now. Oh well, just have a little patience and we will be there again soon.

We're giving away a couple of hats today. Four weeks ago, we began contests for the most accurate predictions of Comex closing price today for both silver and gold. Let's give away two more! At 1:30 pm EDT today, what will be the total number of pageviews for this site over the past year AND what will be the total number of "unique visitors", as measured by google? Please use the comments section to enter your guesses. I'll begin a new thread this afternoon where we'll announce the winners.

Until then, have a great day. I see that The Wicked Witch decided to mark our anniversary by sending us a gift, unabomber-style. She seems intent upon keeping the price of silver under $29. I wonder why? Anyway, I hope you have a fun day. Check back in a few hours for that new thread. TF


tread_w_care's picture


Congratulations, Turd and all Turdites.

I was led over here from ZeroHedge, which I discovered while reading Seeking Alpha, to the old blogspot site, during my red pill 'awakening' of 2008.

I cannot express how valuable this community has been to me.  Even more so than the preparations, education, and price entry point analysis has been the support and encouragement, and sometimes tether to sanity, this place has been.  

May your hat tips runneth over and all our precious be priced true to market.

Punk-Assets's picture



admin's picture

Thanks Turd, has been a fun

Thanks Turd, has been a fun year.

Dexter Morgan's picture

Right on!

Happy B-day!

ericplatham's picture


and as always... BTFD

squib's picture

Happy B-day Turd!

Great job, keep up the good work and thank you always!!!

I got here from survivalblog and ZH, and always recommend them and this site to blue pills.

JackT's picture

Congrats, TF!!

A year, already? Been lurking since day one (on the old blog site) & figured it's time to finally register. Next stop -- hitting the tip jar.

Airgead's picture

Super! Happy birthday!

Silver down: perhaps pre-emptive strike? 
I get the feeling that they are defending the 29 USD/ounce level like heck.

SRSrocco's picture


Great job Turd on the site.  By the way, when did you think you were going to release the JIM WILLIE PODCAST?

tosser's picture


nobody has posted first so here it is happy 1st bday

waxybilldupp's picture

Thanks Turd

I've been following a lot of different sites over the years (LeMetropole Financial Sense and many more), but this is home.  Not only does our Mayor provide up to the minute analysis, commentary and superb interviews, poking around inside the heads of Jim Willie and the like, but the contributions of fellow Turdites are priceless and unlike any other site anywhere else.  TFMR IS THE BOMB!

Happy Birthday Mayor Turd.  Thank you for a great year.  It's just the start!

wax off

murphy's picture

Happy BD TFMR and all in the community

For all those who have had the good fortune as well as the misfortune of being the first "one".

Happy Birthday to all here and a big thank you to TF for making it all possible.

Also, hat tip to George Carlin. Just because you turned two doesn't mean you stopped being one. Matter of fact it's you're second time around at being one. Should be getting better at that one every year.

Planters's picture

never run out of dry powder

never run out of dry powder pick you dip, there seems to always be a bigger one around the corner these days, that may change, may not  I dunno - thats why I am here to try and find out.

1 year in Furggie ! It's fun here

ggnewmex's picture


Thanks TF for a great site and year. Certainly, we all wish our prices were different, HOWEVER

it has allowed me to attempt and restore my pile after I lost it all in that boating accident, So, for that

we/ I must thank Blythe

6395 and 5866


Eric Original's picture


I'm reposting this from the bottom of the old thread, just because I think its THAT important.  After crunching my financial repression numbers and doing the post, I'm sitting here literally shaking.  The numbers are that bad.  Need to log off and settle down a while.  Save me some birthday cake.

Some big things happening to the data stream that I keep over at the Financial Repression thread.  Interested parties  should check it out.  Bottom line is that in my humble opinion, the Fed needs to uncork QE3, and they need to do it NOW.


ReachWest's picture

Best Wishes TFMR

Bon Anniversaire!! I think that's French Canadian for Happy Birthday. But either way - Great work over the past year Turd. The site is my number one stop each and every AM and numerous times throughout the day.

SiFiUK's picture

Bombing Raid 34.0

On days like this (slam at US open) they often seem to do a secondary attack into the EU close. Watch out and BTFD, this stuff shouldnt scare anyone any more, today's raid is the most blatant yet when compared to the Euro and equity markets

SaratogaPrepper's picture

Happy Birthday TFMR!

Happy Birthday TFMR! So glad I found this place. I can't even remember how I stumbled upon it, but so very glad I did. The great discussions, on topic and off, have taught me more than any book or news program ever could. It helped me keep my sanity during an extended tour on the Disabled List. The links, music videos, and just the general feeling of being part of a huge diverse family have added so very much. Thank You all for easing my mind, knowing I haven't been crazy these past 10 years, while I prepped and stacked.

Thank You, Turd, most of all for bringing this site into existence!

The8thHabit's picture

Commencing this year it is

Commencing this year it is going to be TFMR Annual Anniversary Silver Sale! Doors open 9:30AM EST! All Welcome! Congratulations Turd and many thanks!

tread_w_care's picture

P.s. setup a recurring donation for our birthday

It's not much, but it's what I can do.  Hope to do more later.

Dr G's picture

Happy Birthday to the site!

Happy Birthday to the site!

Mr. Fix's picture

Congratulations to you.

First off.

I would like to congratulate you on your 1st year of being one of my favorite reads.

I only signed up with your site a couple of days ago, and this may be my 1st time posting.

Thank you for putting our markets in their proper perspective,

and keep up the good work.

paulindoon's picture

Re: Oh yah, JPM took it when MFG failed

First off: If I had a SILVER HAT I would send it to Turd on this anniversary. Alas, I have none.

In any case Turd, do not despair over yr MFGlobal lost money as some more may be on it's way:

From: http://seekingalpha.com/currents/all

10:30 AM CME Group (CME) agrees to return $130M in property for the benefit of MF Global's (MFGLQ.PK) former commodity customers, says James Giddens, the trustee for the bankrupt firm's broker-dealer unit. The deal will be implemented after the approval of the bankruptcy cou
Mr. Fix's picture

Congratulations on your 1st birthday.

Although I have been reading your blog for most of the past year,

this is the 1st time I have actually posted on it.

Thank you for all that you do,

and thank you for putting these crazy markets in their proper perspective.

Buckets o Plenty's picture


It's the perfect gift.  What more could we ask for!

Thanks Turd!!

BrentLawrence's picture

Way to go Turd! HB

Keep up the good work and keep on stacking!

ClinkinKY's picture

Go ahead TF, blow out the candle...

...and I'm pretty sure I know what your wish is:)


RTMoney's picture

Happy Birthday!

Page views have to be pretty stout with the forum and people reading through 5-7 pages of comments... 7mm?  unique visitors 20m? no idea, just wild ass guesses!

LaMachinna's picture

Happy Birthday TFMR

and to the entire Turdville community!  Woot! cool

The Death Ceiling's picture

Thank you

Thank you to Turd, for everything you do for us, to all the other great contributors and to those who maintain this wonderful site.

Happy Birthday TFMR

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