No change here, today. Long, strong and defiant.
Finally! Just one more day to go. Yes, the U.S. election is tomorrow and I'm excited to finally get it over. Not because of the market uncertainty or any excitement for a candidate. I can't wait for all of the political ads to be off the airwaves! I can't turn on my TV without seeing an ad where I learn that Candidate X screws everything that walks but his opponent, Candidate Y, actually eats children for breakfast. What a freaking joke. No wonder so many of my fellow countrymen have turned on and tuned out.
Speaking of the U.S. election, many pundits claim that it's a toss-up and too close to call. Maybe. Hard to say for sure, I guess. Therefore, I give you the only true indicator I know of: Betting lines. Of course these could be wrong, too, but folks that are willing to actually part with cash on the outcome would seem to be more in-tuned than most. So, I checked with my favorite, online wagering site and here's what I found:
This means that, in order to make $100 on an Obama victory, you have to wager $300. A $100 wager on Romney will make you $250 is he wins. So, here we are, 24 hours out and Romney is a 5/2 underdog.
Pretty much tells me all I need to know for tomorrow.
Here's something fun and constructive, instead. This video, from JS Kim, tells us to protest the system, not by voting for Obama or Romney but by buying an ounce of silver or gold, instead.
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I found the article below to be interesting. Not that it uncovers anything new but it states the argument well. It's especially timely following the shenanigans of Friday.
Mike Krieger has been following the events in NYC pretty closely, which isn't necessarily surprising since he used to live there. As you know, the 2nd Amendment has been completely disregarded by the worthless politicians in that area, so this article, sadly, should come as no surprise. Take it for what it's worth but The Turd, by design, lives in an area where guns are still legal.
Lastly, if you haven't read this interview of Max Keiser, you probably should. Regardless of what you think of Max, he is working his fanny off trying to spread the word regarding the global banker monarchy.
That's all for today. Sorry for the late and somewhat abbreviated post but it's going to be a crazy week around the Ferguson household. MrsF is having surgery tomorrow to rearrange some of her plumbing. This makes me Mr. Mom for the remainder of the week so I'm afraid that what you see is what you get for a while. Thanks in advance for your patience and, rest assured, if anything really crazy happens in the metals, I'll make time to cover it.
Have a great day!