Low E

Fri, Jan 4, 2013 - 11:42am

As a middle-aged American male, I'm told by my television that I should be concerned about "Low T"...Big Pharma slang for low testosterone. So far, so good on that one (as MrsF will attest ). A much bigger problem right now is "Low E"...Turd slang for low enthusiasm.

Maybe tomorrow I'll write a post that discusses the MOPE and crap of yesterday. That The Fed can/will end QE as soon as later this year is so nonsensical that it doesn't deserve logical refutation.

Maybe tomorrow I'll write a post that discusses the latest BLSBS, replete with buried statistics and mentions of participation rates and seasonal adjustments.

Maybe tomorrow I'll write a post that includes a bunch of charts with lines drawn all over them, showing where price might stop and reverse.

For now, I only want to write about the one thing that bothered me the entire time I was on vacation...the CFTC.

You see, here's the problem: I'd like to have hope. I see things. I talk to people. I read a lot. And I think. All of this leads me to the conclusions I espouse here. Namely, that the end of The Great Keynesian Experiment is upon us and we all need to prepare accordingly. The politicians are all corrupt. The U.S., and the world for that matter, is ruled in favor of the very few, particularly the international bankers. The global economic system is about to collapse and morph into something completely different from what we've all known our entire lifetimes.

But, I'd like to have hope. Hope that I'm wrong. Hope that I simply have an overactive imagination. Hope that I am just channeling Russell Crowe playing John Nash, seeing clearly nothing but make-believe conspiracies and foolishly connecting the dots.

But the problem is...the CFTC. There the illusion and hope unravels.

You'll surely ask me how I know and I'll say "I don't". So, don't bother. I have no proof. Only faith and trust which could also be misplaced. But I am entirely confident that the CFTC has been given, all wrapped up in a neat little package, everything they need to prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the metals markets are wholly and entirely manipulated for the gain of a few bullion banks. Instead of acting promptly, to restore order and confidence in "free and fair markets", they dawdle. They stall. They issue no statements. They conclude no investigations. And, most importantly, they allow the crime to continue as if nothing has changed. Only now they are accomplices, to the point of being co-conspirators.

And this is the problem. Hope is gone. Not that the CFTC was some hoped-for, last bastion of integrity. That's not it at all. They are, instead, the proverbial "straw that broke my back". Because now that I know that the CFTC is negligent and corrupt and only serving to protect and defend their TBTF overlords, my hope is gone. And, again, I'm not talking about hope for a resolution to the metals manipulation, I'm talking about hope that the entire western political and economic system really isn't as corrupt and narcissistic as it seems. For it's impossible not to reach the following conclusion:

  1. The CFTC is protecting a major TBTF, Fed primary dealer by refusing to acknowledge the manipulation.
  2. If this one, government bureaucracy is in the back-pocket of the banks, all of the rest likely are, too.
  3. And if all of the agencies are in the back-pocket of the banks, then the politicians are, too, because most of the bureaucrats are political appointees.
  4. And if all of the politicians are in the the back-pocket of the banks, then the entire political system is a sham. There are no elections. It's all just an illusion designed to mollify the masses.
  5. And if that's the case, what kind of world do we really live in?

So, you can see my problem here. I suffer from "Low E". Why bother to write about all of the day-to-day stuff? Why mark up all my silly charts? Once hope is gone, soldiering on can get pretty challenging. Perhaps I can draw renewed inspiration from the idea of "awakening the masses". Logic suggests that only by operating within the matrix can you reach those still contained therein. But I don't know. I really don't. Inevitably, the first question is: Why try at all?

Let me work on that for a while and I'll get back to you soon. Maybe tomorrow.


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Jan 6, 2013 - 10:33am

Maybe it is time to

Maybe it is time to stop....

What i am to explain now is what i have been thinking for quite a while, i never posted it because it is pointless and i will probably be labeled a disinformation agent or something like that.

about 4 years ago i started thinking i should change my money into gold and silver. I doubted for about 2 years, and then, 2 years ago i did it. At that time i decided it was a long, long term decision. I am happy i have thought about this and made the desision myself without influence from any sites like this.

Because honestly, every time i read this site, i start to doubt the whole thing. Not just in down times like now, but always. It is because i have some build-in system in me that opposes and alarms when people are trying to manipulate my thinking. It makes me think the opposite. And this system reacts very strongly on this site. The way the community reacts to anyone who dares to express any doubts, the aluminum hat mentality that gets extremer with the day. When i read this site, i feel like some people are gonna end up in an asylum someday soon. And at those times i need to remember myself that it was my uninfluenced choise to buy PMs. If that choise was influenced by this site, i would probably have sold them already or be in an asylum myself.

BobbejaanKatie Rose
Jan 5, 2013 - 9:33pm

@Katie Rose .... RE :- How I keep sane

Thank you VERY kindly for that post about your goats & the deer, Katie ..... That helped me with my current depression & gave me hope for recovery of my own sanity & spirit-of-joy.

Jan 5, 2013 - 6:58pm

Just catching up a little...

I'll probably repost this is the new thread, but since it is a response to Turd's post on this thread I'll put it here first.

In personal news, my job situation has improved a little. I won't go into to too many boring details, but I do want to say that the company I work for has a tendency to get rid of people right around Christmas. It has happened at least three times in the seven years I've been working there. That I made it to 2013 is a positive. Also, the man who initially put me on notice has exhibited an better attitude toward me. He is also increasing my responsibilities at the same time that my productivity is increasing. I still canceled the dental work I had planned on getting done in December and January because the money I set aside might still be needed for things like rent and food should everything come unglued. We shall see.

But, back to Turd's slightly maudlin post. I am actually encouraged by it. People who have been reading my comments here know that I am an anarcho-capitalist. I don't try to hide it, but I also try to keep it on-topic and try to avoid acrimonious squabbling about it. That being said, it is often after disgust and even anger about the way things are turns out to be the final impetus.

Because now that I know that the CFTC is negligent and corrupt and only serving to protect and defend their TBTF overlords, my hope is gone. And, again, I'm not talking about hope for a resolution to the metals manipulation, I'm talking about hope that the entire western political and economic system really isn't as corrupt and narcissistic as it seems.

It is as "corrupt and narcissistic as it seems." It has always been so, but it was always well hidden, at least for those who didn't want to see it. The 20th Century, especially, was one lie after another, but the liars are losing their hold. There are too many alternate sources of news and information. People aren't buying it any more and TPTB are starting to take the gloves off. They are getting desperate and trying every trick in the book in hopes of putting the genie back in the bottle. And they are failing. They are losing the faith and trust of too many good people.

So hang in their Mr. Mayor. Get mad, stay mad and press on. The folks who live in Ancapistan have gotten here by many different roads. I heartily recommend you--and everyone else here--read Power and Market: Government and the Economy, by Murray Rothbard. If you can read that and still think that the state is anything but the greatest threat to civilization and social order there is nothing I or anyone else can say.

And for all you die hard voters...


SheetrockerKatie Rose
Jan 5, 2013 - 5:21pm

@Katie Rose

Here is an article you may find of interest. It's about a Danish pig farmer who noticed an improvement in his pigs within two days of switching to a GMO-free diet. Results included elimination of diarrhea, more piglets born per sow, stronger healthier piglets, elimination of birth defects, reduction of medicinal use by two-thirds, reduction of labor and increased profits.

Everything I read on GMOs seems to indicate that Europeans are far more aware of the dangers involved than we in the U.S.


Jan 5, 2013 - 4:23pm

@nixy Why don't you

view "Money as Debt"


then you may get some sense of where ivars is coming from.

1. He is stating that our predicament is the nature of money itself, as debt.

2. You are complaining that within the existing system there has been overwhelming fraud.

You are both correct but are discussing at cross purposes and completely missing what the other is saying.

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Jan 5, 2013 - 2:08pm



Submitted by philipat on January 4, 2013 - 6:47pm.

"I can no longer promise her that it will get bigger one day"

You were referring to the stack, of course?.'

The red pill makes one aware of the importance of having a stack while the blue pill makes stacks and their size irrelevant. At least I think that's it.

Jan 5, 2013 - 12:47pm

Chaga, chaga, choo, choo

Chaga, chaga over to the new thread, folks.

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