From Here, Where?

Sat, Apr 13, 2013 - 3:59pm

I've been thinking since yesterday about what I should write today. My first idea was to overwhelm you with information. Charts, data, links...the usual stuff, only more so. Then it dawned on me...that's probably not what you want to hear right now.

Besides there are all kinds of other websites out there where you can get that stuff. And today, I'm not too concerned about technicals. You see, my obligation is to you and to the other 28,939 unique IPs that hit this site yesterday. What do you need to hear? Or, put this way, if I was in your shoes, what would I want to hear from Turd this weekend?

Therefore I've decided, at least for today, to dispense with the charts and the links. I'm not going to mention the info that Andy shared on KWN or the fact that the GLD incredibly shed another 22.86 metric tonnes of "inventory" yesterday. (That's another 1,840 bars or 10 of my pallets, by the way.) Nope, none of that. If I were you, I'd want to be reassured that this wasn't all just a big crock of shit. All this gold stuff. All of the new reserve currency stuff. All of the Cartel manipulation stuff. All of it. I'd want to know that I hadn't been snookered and taken advantage of. I'd want to know that all of these "internet people" that I follow aren't simply making stuff up as they go along. And I'd want to know that they're sincere and that they're just as frustrated as I am.

So, I guess I'll start with myself. I think everyone knows this but I'll state it again: I'm just a nobody. I live in the American Midwest and my entire life has been spent doing pretty-much normal stuff. About five years ago, I quit the "corporate ladder" and pursued a path of independence. In 2009, I discovered ZeroHedge and the rest, as they say, is history. I now find myself in the middle of a global struggle against elements of the established central and bullion banking order. Suffice it to say: It's a surreal existence and not one that I could ever have envisioned. But I'm here now and waist-deep in the fight. Does this make me infallible or all-knowledgeable? Of course not. But I do my best to share with you, my dear reader, as much information and insight as I can.

The past eight months have been the most challenging. Not only have I lost all remaining faith in the idea that Americans live in a self-governing, representative republic, I've also been privileged(?) to witness first-hand some of the true depth of the corruption. Concurrently, I allowed myself to be totally caught off-guard by the ferocity of the attack on the precious metals after the announcement of QE∞. At this critical time, I should have anticipated that all necessary measures would be taken to discourage the ownership of any form of money other than fiat currency. In failing to recognize this contingency, I failed you, my dear reader. Though I am 100% confident in the accuracy of my predictions of "the end of the Great Keynesian Experiment", I failed to recognize that this current beatdown was both predictable and inevitable. I hope we've both learned something and that we both are able to keep from making the same mistake in the future.

But mistakes will still be made and the point of this post is to assure you that I am on your side and doing everything in my power to help you prepare for what is inevitably coming. I do so with all sincerity of purpose and the cloak of this responsibility wears heavily upon my soldiers every day. Just ask MrsF or the LTs. They'll tell you how they often catch me staring blankly off into the distance, seemingly detached from the moment. "What are you thinking about", they'll ask. "Oh, dear, where do I begin...". But that's OK; I'm not looking for sympathy. I just want you to know that I, and most everyone else I've had the privilege to meet within the metals "community", truly believe in the cause and we are doing our best to help as many as possible.

I've often said that the greatest thing about "being Turd" is the access this grants me and the friendships and contacts that I've been able to make, so, please indulge me this. As stated above, this post is not about me. It's about what I assume must be on your mind this weekend. Namely, is this real and are the people with these websites trustworthy? For what it's worth, here's some of what I know (with apologies to anyone I mistakenly leave out):

  • Jim Sinclair (Santa): JSMineset was the first metals website I ever visited. That I've actually gotten to know Jim a little bit is a great honor. I've known a couple of NYSE-listed CEOs is in my life and Jim is no different. He smart and wise. Measured in his words but with a vision. Under no circumstances does he need to publish JSM but he does. Why? Because he cares. Period. He firmly believes that he can clearly see what is coming and he's trying to use his platform to warn as many as possible. You can trust and believe in him because I do.
  • Andrew Maguire: Not sure where to start and I'll try to keep this brief. Andy is a true gentleman and staunch ally of all of us. Sort of like Jim Sinclair, he doesn't need any of this but he's sick of the injustice and the inequity created by the bullion banks...and he's fighting back. Even though we've never met, I've come to trust him implicitly.
  • Ned Naylor-Leyland: I don't think you could find a nicer guy on the face of the planet. Again, just like so many of us, Ned's sort of had this stuff thrust upon him. But he's an eloquent spokesman for our cause and I've come to value him as a friend.
  • Jim Willie: You may think that Jim has some crazy theories. I know I do. But please do not doubt his intellect, his intuition or his sincerity. The guy is a true visionary and I have no doubt that, one day soon, he will be vindicated and treated as such.
  • Bill Murphy and Chris Powell: The veteran soldiers of the movement. Though Bill might seem a bit of a loose cannon from time to time, he's a good man and tireless campaigner against The Cartels. Chris is a solid, upright and honest man whose commitment and integrity benefits all of us.
  • Ted Butler, Ranting Andy, Mike Krieger, Jim Quinn, Kerry Lutz, Dave Janda, David Morgan, Alasdair Macleod, Jeff Nielson, Detlev Schilchter, John Williams: All of these guys either write newsletters or offer paid subscription analysis and I have either met them in person or made their acquaintance via Skype. All of them provide a valuable resource and all of them are doing everything they can to help the cause. I feel I can personally vouch for them and I strongly recommend that you trust them, too.
  • There are many others but, for the sake of your time, I'll stop here.

I could go on but I don't want to turn this into some kind of LoveFest. The point of this is what I stated above. Though you should always question the things you read, do your own research and due diligence, I wanted to pass along what I know to reassure you about the gold community and those involved within it. I hope I've done just that.

Please utilize the rest of this weekend to get some much-needed rest and relaxation. To me, it's quite clear that we have entered the final chapter of bullion bank hegemony and the days ahead are only going to get more volatile. You're going to need information and wisdom to see your way through it so I hope that this post has been a valuable use of your time.

See you Monday.


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Apr 13, 2013 - 5:01pm

Thanks TF....

Please know that I pray for you and your family, and thank God that you have the courage to be willing to be used as a communicator and community creator. These times do and will continue to reveal men's (and women's) characters and principles, of worth far more than gold and silver! I am reassured by your words and thank you. I believe you, that while none of us are perfect, these men are of good intent and I appreciate every one who sticks their neck out to best help others have accurate information. It can't be easy.

We continue to build our community garden, and my lettuce, broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, potatoes, and onions are all coming along nicely. We hope to donate several hundred pounds of produce to our local Salvation Army this spring.

Thanks to all those who bring information and encouragement! Hope everyone has a relaxing weekend. We are grateful to have some nice sunshine and comfortable temperatures in my part of the woods!

Apr 13, 2013 - 5:04pm

On being human

Nice post and straight from your gut.

It reads like that came flowing out of you non-stop. Those are the best posts and when you're all done typing the feeling of satisfaction from an honest assessment is draining and fulfilling at the same time.

That's when you know you were true to others and yourself.

Fwiw, I gave up hoping or wondering if there was one shred of honesty or integrity in politics or the markets. There are still some things that raise my eyebrow's at times but it isn't out of shock any longer. It's out of frustration, aggravation and a little bit of sadness.

As most know, I think both parties suck. I've been a political agnostic for a long time without actually realizing it as such.

What I see now and have loosely realized for quite awhile that I now fully accept (not capitulated to) is that were smack in the middle of a narcissistic political and capitalistic free for all that has been unshackled by the lack of rule of law for those two ruling classes.

Those of us here and elsewhere are on our own and should expect no help via the rule of law that at one time seemed to be the foundation of our country and constitution. I'm starting to wonder if that was ever really the case except for the late 1700's - early 1800's.

The bottomline to me is something I've said for quite awhile and that's....we haven't seen anything yet and that we should expect the unexpected....even the shocking and unthinkable.

Sadly, we're on our own and watching a schizoid America morphing into what I call the new Ameri-skizm (along with other central govts/banks) who control everything they can get away with due to a breakdown in the rule of law.

Simply put, we're watching humankind and modern society go through a period of deevolution. I can only comment on my US point of view from my vantage point.

There's a reason why we're here. My reason is everything I've outlined above. Any help or insight we can give to each other or those who look in is why I'm here.

I don't see any of that as doom and gloom although I'm sure some might see it as such. If some want to still believe the safe cocoonish thoughts that 'their' party just needs more time and it's the other parties fault then by all means keep embracing that.

My views are my own and with no forethought came flowing out in a matter of fact way with no vinegar. That's how I've seen it.

The only way I see real change taking place is by TPTB imploding under their own blind eyed weight. Just like any other egotistical brat or punk in life with no restrictions or laws reigning them in they'll eventually succumb to their own self destructive behavior that they don't or can't see as such.

Unfortunately, just like in our own personal lives, we've witnessed these types self destruct but not before they affected or took others along for the bumpy ride. That's where we are.

Hang on tight and expect the unexpected because we haven't seen anything yet. The giant will eventually stumble and unfortunately some little people will get crushed....but only if you have a blind eye and don't expect it or see it coming.

Apr 13, 2013 - 5:06pm

turd... what i want and need to hear?

cmon..... just give me the truth! although ...some inhere caint handle the truth...............

Apr 13, 2013 - 5:13pm


Your post did not show the link for me. It may also be time to pull the credit card out. If AG goes down some more Sunday Night and Monday, I am going to pull out the credit card for another couple of monster boxes, that will be first for me using credit. I wish more would do the same.

Also much better than playing the paper game.

Lamenting Laverne
Apr 13, 2013 - 5:16pm

Deflation - my thoughts

Great post TF. Thank you!

I have always wondered why there was so much infighting about Gold and Deflation. I have no special insights, but the way I think about it is this:

When the original problem is debt saturation and asset deterioration because of a real economy that does not work, I cannot see why deflation is perceived as a threat to Gold.

When the consequence of lost control is bank blow-ups, where people lose their cash, and risk or reality of Sovereign defaults, resulting in all sorts of onerous confiscation and taxation in addition to the fact that it is also the issuer of cash that is in risk of default, then Gold as a tangible wealth asset will still be a safehaven.

It does not matter if that safehaven is valued in dollar terms at 1200 or 800, when the likely consequence of the same collapse that brought about this price decline, means that stocks will be at 50 dollars and bonds will be at 0 dollars.

To me it is all about relative performance - not absolute price - that determines what is best suited for preservation of purchasing power.

Apr 13, 2013 - 5:16pm

Good message TF

And great timing. Thanks again for what you do, how you do it, and the people you do it with.

Apr 13, 2013 - 5:19pm

QE and other new factors...

These current market conditions have never existed before... How can anyone analyze and predict market directions with any accuracy when you have to consider all of the QE, the derivatives time bomb ticking, market manipulation, etc, etc, etc. I simply refuse to believe that anyone can predict what will go on with these markets, there are just too many new variables whose actions can not be factored in no matter what has occurred in the past. What has happened in the past has no relationship to what is going on today, we are truly in uncharted territory. Let TPTB play their game, they are in complete control, just sit back and buy PMs whenever you can regardless of the fiat price, it's the only way you will have any peace.

You either believe in TEOTGKE or you don't.... it really is that simple.

IMO - Hang wringing, staring at charts, trying to analyze future movements is a waste of time.

Know what you know and accept it, or just go away. I believe the stackers will be rewarded in the end.

Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum
Green Lantern
Apr 13, 2013 - 5:21pm

That is a most EXCELLENT,

That is a most EXCELLENT, lucid, professional, humble, believable commentary! That post deserves to be pinned up someplace accesible for people to read in the future as an extended mission statement It nicely summarizes what you and Turdville are about.

Chevy Thunder
Apr 13, 2013 - 5:21pm

Are idiots entitled to their view?

Regarding people who are entitled to their view on things....

Sure, you're right, people are entitled to be as idiotic as they wish. But when you decide to be an idiot, expect others who know better to call you out on it, especially if your idiocy has the potential to fuck up other people's wealth.

When someone is absolutely wrong about something and utterly blind to the consequences of their belief, they should be prepared to be called an idiot. That's just life.

Apr 13, 2013 - 5:25pm

turd,santa and allthe other heros

during yesterdays beat down i may have come on strong to santa (bout all the bottom calls) but never would i ever mean it out of disrespect..... for anyone who would put themselves out there to lead like you guys do... turd,santa and the Godfather chappy......turdites you do realize when the war gets really serious and the elites come.... guys like santa, turd and the other heros willbe the first to get taken away....grab yourselves now and realize WE will then have torun and hide or rise up to fight for them.......

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