Disinformation & Deceit

Mon, Aug 6, 2012 - 10:58am

Things are getting curiouser and curiouser...

By now, I would imagine that nearly everyone has seen this: (https://www.zerohedge.com/news/libor-may-be-manipulated-silver-not-cftc-conclude). I was sitting here in the TurdCave yesterday afternoon when I saw the original FT story cross the wires. Note the time stamp was exactly 5:00 pm EDT (NY time). Hmmmm. Isn't that interesting? On the next link, you can see that pre-open, electronic trading begins at exactly 5:00 pm NY time, as well. (https://www.cmegroup.com/trading_hours/). Again, hmmmm. I'm sure that's just a coincidence.

Then, when ZH picked up the story, word quickly spread. What was going on here? Who are the "three sources" who divulged this information? Well, our friend The Doc got right on it and quickly found out that it wasn't Bart Chilton (https://www.silverdoctors.com/bart-chilton-ft-report-that-cftc-to-drop-silver-investigation-is-inaccurate-premature-there-have-been-devious-efforts-to-move-price-of-silver/) and several other, industrious Turdites reported receiving similar responses to their inquiries.

So, what are we to make of all this? It would seem that we are left with these possibilities:

  1. The story is true and accurate and the CFTC silver investigation will soon close with nothing done.
  2. The story is inaccurate and is simply shoddy reporting by the crew at the Financial Times.
  3. The story is inaccurate and was deliberately placed in order to influence a certain outcome. Rationale for this ranges from: a) An attempt to initiate another Sunday Night Massacre, b) An attempt to draw in additional SpecShortSheep in advance of lower margins today, c) An attempt to influence the CFTC to conclude the investigation ahead of "schedule" in September, d) An attempt to influence the civil court into dismissing the class action suits against JPM, e) anything else you can think of.

I look forward to reading what everyone thinks and am open to other ideas/theories.

So far, the report has had little impact on price as both metals are currently UP basis the close on Friday. Imagine that!...Gold UP on two, consecutive days. That must be some kind of record. Regardless, the charts are looking increasingly positive and strongly suggest that The Bottoms are in and that a breakout beginning of a new trend is imminent. Be right, sit tight and you will be rewarded.

OK, I'm going to stop there for now because it's already 11:00 EDT and I need to get this posted. Please stay strong. We are entering a critical phase and now is not the time for weak knees. We are all on the right side of history and vindication will soon be ours. More later today or this evening.


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I Run Bartertown
Aug 6, 2012 - 2:13pm

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.”


A retired U.S. Army colonel who now teaches modern warfare to soldiers at the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. has co-written an article with a Civil War expert that has ignited a firestormtoday among those increasingly concernedabout what some say is a distinct anti-civiliantone that has infected much of the military andHomeland Security since 2009.

Retired Col. Kevin Benson and Jennifer Weber, Associate Professor of History at the University of Kansas, co-wrote an article for Small Wars Journal on a 2010 Army report titled, "U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, The Army Operating Conce​pt 2016 - 2028."

The fictitious scenario used in the Army report as a teaching tool is a future insurrection of "tea party activists" in South Carolina. As the scenario goes, the tea party group stages a takeover of the town of Darlington, S.C. The mayor is placed under house arrest and prevented from exercising his duties. The police chief, the county sheriff, and other law enforcement officials are removed from office and told not to interfere. The city council is dissolved.

​Several items of interest are to be noted in the scenario the Army uses to describe the tea party activists -- "right wing," "extremists," "insurrectionists," all of whom are lumped together with militias and organizations that are considered "racist" and "anti-immigration."

By contrast, those who oppose the tea party are referred to as "mainstream."

​Edit: the original is even worse. The local officials are on the side of the 'insurrectionists'

"Activists remove the chief of police and either disarm local police and county sheriff departments or discourage them from interfering. In truth, this is hardly necessary. Many law enforcement officials already are sympathetic to the tea party’s agenda, know many of the people involved, and have made clear they will not challenge the takeover."

"Combat units will conduct overt Show of Force operations to remind the insurrectionists they are now facing professional military forces, with all the training and equipment that implies. ...Federal forces continue to tighten the noose as troops seize and secure power and water stations, radio and TV stations, and hospitals. The final phase of the operation, restoring order and returning properly elected officials to their offices, will be the most sensitive."


Aug 6, 2012 - 2:18pm

Media Disinformation

I found this photo very informative re. the PTB and their disgusting efforts to manipulate and obfuscate. This was the largest protest in HUMAN HISTORY (July 11, I believe)and the MSM said dick about it...nada... YouTube blocked it and several related key words. Those in power are international and devious. WE THE PEOPLE need to begin acting in concert. Through coordinated passive / non violent non participation we are much more powerful:

Short Stack I Run Bartertown
Aug 6, 2012 - 2:20pm

Re: Everybody has a plan.

That plan would be laughable if it wasn't so serious. This Colonel obviously doesn't know the first thing about the Tea Party .

As the scenario goes, the tea party group stages a takeover of the town of Darlington, S.C. The mayor is placed under house arrest and prevented from exercising his duties. The police chief, the county sheriff, and other law enforcement officials are removed from office and told not to interfere. The city council is dissolved.

The Tea Party has demonstrated time and time again that they are law-abiding citizens who only oppose the wrongs being perpetuated by those in the White House.

This Colonel needs to go back and read his history of the riots caused by the Leftist hippies in the 60's. The hippies started the rioting, threatened anyone who did not agree with them, took over college office buildings and trashed them, threw molotov cocktails in Army recruiting buildings, etc. And he thinks the Tea Party is like that !

Peace, Dude.

Aug 6, 2012 - 2:21pm

They have the evidence....

and a prosecutable case, so they have a couple of choices:

Move forward with a lengthy, costly, and time consuming prosecution with the expectation of convicting a couple of nobodys, a few criminals stepping down or being cut loose, and a pittance of a fine.

Leverage the evidence of the criminality in order to guide or direct events moving forward.

This is rather simplistic, and there are other considerations, but the racketeers have plenty of rope and soon the noose will be in its rightful place. At some point Mr. Chilton will have a good story.

There's much more going on than any of us could possibly know. Everything is tied to everything else.

Aug 6, 2012 - 2:21pm


I think you got it right.

I read FOFOA too. But I'd really like to see an argument between him and Martin Armstrong. Both say things really clever, yet both say things that are so completely different. FOFOA believes hyperinflation can't be avoided, yet Armstrong says hyperinflation can't happen in the core economy and that gold should be bought not because of a not-so-distant freegold or gold standard but as a protection for a corporatist government doing whatever it can to rape its people to keep the bankers alive.

I sent 2-3 emails to FOFOA suggesting he discusses Martin Armstrong's point of view, but he never replied.

Maybe someone else would have better luck.

rpboxster Teach
Aug 6, 2012 - 2:24pm

Teach...what's the picture of?

Largest protest in human history? Where and when. Curious.

I Run Bartertown
Aug 6, 2012 - 2:27pm

Short Stack

"This Colonel needs to go back and read his history of the riots caused by the Leftist hippies in the 60's. The hippies started the rioting, threatened anyone who did not agree with them, took over college office buildings and trashed them, threw molotov cocktails in Army recruiting buildings, etc. And he thinks the Tea Party is like that !"

​I don't think enough people are ready yet, but it's worth pointing out that the bastards got what they wanted. They did everything you said...and look...we're living right in the muck they wanted. Violence works. I just hope the cycle gets the right people on the right side of it this time around.

Aug 6, 2012 - 2:27pm

Yes Teach?


Aug 6, 2012 - 2:27pm


We need Cicero today! Perhaps we have him in Ron Paul, but the MSM is silencing any voice but the sanctioned ones. He actually was one of two "consuls" of Rome while it was still a republic--kind of like having two elected presidents that presided over the senate and nation. He was murdered for opposing Julius Caesar. AFter his death, they nailed his hands and tongue on the Rostrum--a warning or tribute to his powers of persuasion.

After Caesar Augustus took over, he was the "first among equals" which really meant "dictator." Rome was ruled by a succession of emperors after that time. The republic was dead. Each successive emperor took increasing control. The senate was simply for show and political favor.

Let's beware of Obamney doing the same after the election if this motion toward constitutional encroachments continues and the president assumes tyrannical powers.

I wonder if Bart Chilton knew that three sources close to the investigation were going to leak the story last night? Perhaps he is already on the outside. What harm would it be to him to speak out not if he is the odd man out? Would the MSM simply silence him? Perhaps a drone would do that task.

I don't like what I am seeing.

Aug 6, 2012 - 2:28pm

I'm sorry but I guess I don't

I'm sorry but I guess I don't understand the question. I'll just answer it this way: I'm very confident that a big rally is coming and I'm very confident that new highs are coming, too.

Aug 6, 2012 - 2:30pm

Looks like Mexico

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Aug 6, 2012 - 2:32pm

protest picture

i do believe a crowd of that magnitude could only assemble in front of the studios of american idol when jessica sanchez didn't win.

Aug 6, 2012 - 2:37pm

Bart's Not Even Sendin Those Emails,

He is having a High Frequency Intern Bot anticipate them and send them.



El Gordo
Aug 6, 2012 - 2:37pm


Who needs crooks when incompetence is good enough. A scary story for sure


Aug 6, 2012 - 2:38pm

CFTC has zero credibility no matter what

If they find manipulation, the question is, why did it take you 4 years? How do you explain the Mayday massacre, on light volume on the Globex? And why did you not find it in previous investigations? If they do not find manipulation, well, no one with a functioning brainstem left will believe it. They are ridiculous and have no credibility left no matter what. Like the SEC and the FASB, they ceased to function as a legitimate regulatory body years ago.

Short Stack
Aug 6, 2012 - 2:41pm

@Bartertown One thing to add.

I just hope the cycle gets the right people on the right side of it this time around.

I agree and would like to add, with their Rights intact.

Aug 6, 2012 - 2:43pm

So much disinformation

and mind numbing distractions. Back in the day, Mankato hung 50 indians one day and that seemed to really slow down the settlers being attacked.

With a few modifications I don't see why at least 40 of these couldn't be mounted on a flat bed in an effort to restore the republic in the name of justice. I don't have a cdl but I could get her from town to town!

Aug 6, 2012 - 2:44pm

this guy is amazing

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Aug 6, 2012 - 2:53pm

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Big Buffalo
Aug 6, 2012 - 2:58pm

I don't need no gold or silver...

sold it all today and converted to Bitcoins! Yeah, Farmville here I come!

ancientmoney balz
Aug 6, 2012 - 3:03pm

@balz re: Armstrong/FOFOA question

I think FOFOA is saying that there will be a hyperinflation of fiat vs. gold; gold will be repriced at a much higher level. Other things like food, etc. would likely see higher fiat prices, but not hyperinflation.

That is because the repriced gold will allow the existing debt to be balanced out, allowing for confidence to return to the fiat system. If people have confidence in their money, there is no need to hyperinflate. That is also why the gold price will not be a one-time spike. It will stay at that level, as fiat currencies float/sink against it, depending on their inherent relative value, with gold as the barometer. There wouldn't be a gold standard (redeemable gold), but rather, a way to use gold to restore confidence in the financial system, which would again have an anchor.

That's not to say the elite couldn't keep on blowing $hit up, but for awhile they might all agree to cool it for awhile. If they didn't, gold would keep rising in price vs. currencies, but so would other things. The one-time reprice is only good that one time.

I think Armstrong is a smart man, but he's not seeing/thinking outside the fiat box on this one.

Aug 6, 2012 - 3:05pm

CFTC rumor and lowered margins

Seems on the surface they are trying to encourage trading on the COMEX (paper of course). We know since the death of both MF Global and PFG Group that confidence in these markets has declined.

Each "event" like the Knight disaster last week lowers confidence in the markets in general. Without markets, TPTB cannot pretend things are "just fine".

Maybe the LBMA and the COMEX are in trouble.

Aug 6, 2012 - 3:08pm

Media Blackout Sucks

Such a sorry state of affairs....makes me embarrassed to be an American.

El Gordo croc987
Aug 6, 2012 - 3:09pm

No matter what, they still

No matter what, they still have to serve their political masters. They were appointed to do a job you know - just not maybe the job we expected.

Aug 6, 2012 - 3:12pm

Controlled Control


Senate Votes Down Cybersecurity Act, Obama Likely To Sign Executive Order

While a compromised version of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was introduced to the Senate in July, the false claim of “. . . foreign governments, criminal syndicates and lone individuals are probing our financial, energy and public safety systems every day. It would be the height of irresponsibility to leave a digital backdoor wide open to our cyber adversaries” was perpetuated by President Obama.

Shawn Henry, a veteran of the cyber security division in the FBI, stated in a CBS interview that although he has no proof, Russia and China are behind infiltration and damage to computers in America, while also claiming that he feels it is “very, very likely” that a massive cyber-attack is due to occur.

According to Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary, Obama may just write an executive ordr to ensure his cybersecurity agenda is implemented.


Interesting, they could wipe out every banking account, savings account, IRA, etc., under a false flag and blame it on whoever they choose to target to further their agenda.

Aug 6, 2012 - 3:13pm
Aug 6, 2012 - 3:17pm

Poor shorts...

It might turn out to be the beginning of a nightmare for shorts... What we can see now, it could be the beginning of inflation (when reflation kicks in). The real estate is not for sale in our area, prices are inching up for the last 3-4 months. It's not about the real value of real estate going up, but the nominal value. That's why commodities and real stuff can get more expensive.

There was an interesting program in the German TV last night, about Germans buying real estate left and right. They don't have the real estate bubble like Spain or the U.S., or other countries, but they buy houses and apartments because they don't trust their paper money anymore. And of course, keeping their savings in paper assets in banks and financial institutions, it's getting risky now, too.

Aug 6, 2012 - 3:19pm

NWO silver round has been

NWO silver round has been around for a couple of years..momssilvershop is owned by Jason Hommels mom..hes a pm bull.

Aug 6, 2012 - 3:27pm

We are experiencing a

We are experiencing a controlled financial demolition Cronies are and were placed in high ranking/ governing/ managing positions on purpose. Control the rigged casino. Maybe history will repeat in the removal of these parasites too,,,

ancientmoney recaptureamerica
Aug 6, 2012 - 3:36pm


You said, "We are experiencing a controlled financial demolition."

Agreed. I don't think they intended for it to happen as it's playing out. Prior to 2008, I think they thought they were masters of the universe. They didn't believe in the Mises theory that they could overblow the debt problem.

Then, still thinking that they could overcome the problem by creating more liquidity to "jumpstart" the system (and to keep the TBTF banksters in the lifestyle to which they became accustomed), they poured more debt into the system, and have been doing so since.

The manipulations of LIBOR, gold, silver, forex, and anything else that matters has been a rearguard action to keep the wolves (financial destruction) at bay, until they are ready to restart the world financial system to their liking.


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