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 - 5:26pm

Chevy Thunder

is this guy coming into somebody's house, calling him and all his guests idiots?

Apr 13, 2013 - 5:30pm

Chevy (and Basil too if you're still around)

I hoped the new thread was leaving you behind, but here goes...

Check your meds, kids.

Why does price matter so much right now? Were you planning to cash out at $2000 for a new truck? Is this The End Of The Great Keynesian Experiment or The End Of The Lease On Your Silverado?

If you bought metals but need to cash out by the end of the week so you can git together a payment on your double-wide, tough titty.

Personally, I want PMs because I'm intelligent enough to research economic history, stubborn enough to ignore the people around me as they take on more debt, and sane enough to keep stacking as long as the leadership keeps ruining the economy with debt and buying billions of rounds of ammo.

Now, this might sound crazy, but some of us are fine with the price going down before the economy disintegrates. See, we like PMs, and we buy PMs with fiat, and with lower prices we can get more, and... oh never mind.

You're calling us idiots? So sad. Now, about your meds...

Apr 13, 2013 - 5:31pm

World altering changes . . .

Turd, you coined TEOTGKE, I believe. I think you may have underestimated what this really means. Graphs and charts mean nothing in this scenario.

It means that those who hold the majority of the wealth and power in the world, along with the means to control it in the future, are in jeopardy of losing it all.

They do not intend to give up on retaining this wealth and power before giving forth the fight of their lives. A cornered wolverine is a good word picture.

We have seen nothing yet. They have certainly shown their true colors ala CFTC looking askance, MFingG law changes, etc. But this has just been the opening act.

We have spoken of 1.6 billion ronds of ammo, 7,000 fully auto rifles, armored vehicles all deployed across the country. Who lends money to the government to do this? Why?

I have said for years now, after spending fiat on your day-to-day needs, prepare for what's coming. You'll want a low profile, and to stay out of the fray as much as possible when the real breakdown starts to happen. 6-12 mos. of food, water, adequate shelter and a means to protect it all. Then, physical PMs for the new financial system that emerges.

Everything else is secondary. 401-ks and IRAs will be worthless, as will any paper/dollar claim to anything. Some cash might be helpful--a few thou in $5, $10 and $20's might be handy, at least early-on.

This is a war. The bankers want to maintain their power and control that they have garnered through unfettered, fractional-reserved, fiat banking, in which they are they are not only the money-changers, but the money-creators. Gold and silver threaten their straglehold.

That is the message people need to internalize. Not where the dollar price of gold will be in a month, or 6 mos. or a year.

So It Goes
Apr 13, 2013 - 5:36pm

OK - Tulving is back up

Ok - Tulving is back up.

Check it out - there is almost no silver for sale.

Even NTR bars - which are never more than $.59 over spot are now $.99 over spot.


Apr 13, 2013 - 5:36pm

Not a complete idiot

Some parts still missing.

Apr 13, 2013 - 5:37pm

Gold has always been a "market" of the Great Powers

Gold has always been something mostly influenced by the Great Powers of the world. It is no different now but these Great Powers prefer to act as if it doesn't. What percentage of current bond purchases are performed by the Fed? POMOs won't be stopping anytime soon. What happens when the Fed buys 99% of bonds? If the Fed wer buying 99% of bonds what would people be using as a Safe Haven? Stocks? Possibly now but eventually stocks crash, it is there nature, then where? Gold is enemy number 1 and also desire number 1 for the great powers. Nothing has changed. We just have different window dressing. There is a reason there are bullion banks and their ties to sovreign powers are so tight. This is not a market. This is a war.

Apr 13, 2013 - 5:41pm

Tough Times, Indeed

Turd. Thanks. That was a fabulous post and certainly demonstrates the kind of person you are. I don't know you, of course, you're just a guy online, but I feel in some peculiar way that you're the kind of man I would want to call a close friend. Oddly, I feel the same way about several of the folks who post comments here. (I won't bother naming anyone - but several of them are on the leaderboard and several are not.) I don't have similar feelings of community with any of the other online forums that I visit - there's something 'real' about Turdville.

We live in very strange times. I fear for my kids (who are now in their early twenties). I feel that they have been cheated by the self-indulgent narcissists among us who want to control everything from what we're allowed to do in our daily lives to what we think (and of course our money - our wealth - our efforts). It makes me sad to think my kids will not have the opportunities that they should. The criminals amongst us have stolen the next generations future in order to line their own pockets today. They will get what they are due in the end.

I know deep down in the pit of my being, that we must prepare for what is to come. The natural laws of economics will prevail. The Fed and the banks can do what they want to try to make the metals look unattractive, but those of us that are tuned-in know they are doing it for their own interests.

Apologies for the rant. I'm feeling somewhat fragile and nostalgic this afternoon.

ASIDE: To the folks that are getting bent out of shape over 1st, 2nd, 3rd or whatever. You are demonstrating your intolerance and immaturity - we all need a bit of frivolity - what difference does it make? - so kindly, screw off.

Chevy Thunder
Apr 13, 2013 - 5:42pm

To be clear, I don't think

is this guy coming into somebody's house, calling him and all his guests idiots?

If a house is on fire, and you run inside and tell everyone that it's on fire, and everyone ignores you and pretends that it's not, we'll...then, they're idiots.

To be clear, I don't think investing in gold is idiotic. At the right price and time, I'd be a buyer of gold, too.

I think worshipping gold/silver is idiotic. Believing that "price doesn't matter" is idiotic. And thinking that weight is the only metric that matters is idiotic. Delusional, too.

Plus, There are a few perfectly nice, good people here.

Apr 13, 2013 - 5:43pm


A just-about-perfect tone for a thread such as this after the recent global events & which offers peasants like me a much more useful insight (than any "crystal ball" posts/guesstimates) about yourself & the people you've dealt with.

THANK YOU KINDLY .... You're my kind of peasant.



The Watchman
Apr 13, 2013 - 5:43pm

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