Fri, Apr 19, 2013 - 10:24am

I'm just generally tired, so I'm taking the day off. Here's an "open" thread.

If you haven't seen it yet, below is the CBC documentary, graciously supplied by "forwhomthetollbuilds". Very kind of him to take the time to record and upload. All three parts are below. Part III is the only one of real interest.

Obviously, the producers chose to exclude the information which I was hoping would finally begin to see the light of day. Thus the title of this post. I'll try to pick up my armor and rejoin the fight next week but, for now, I can't help but feel a bit dispirited.

Have a good day and try to remember to play nice, keeping in mind, of course, The Golden Rule.


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Apr 19, 2013 - 10:46am

No real surprise

I didn't expect the news of manipulation to get out so easily - these guys have got every angle covered. One day things will change, but for now they are totally in charge.

Mr. Fix
Apr 19, 2013 - 10:46am


Welcome to a another day in “Turdville”, where the news just keeps getting more bizarre.

It's interesting having such an amazing amount of hard thinking individuals here, trying to decipher what's actually going on, and trying to come up with the truth despite the load of bull that we are being fed.

I can't think of a better place to watch the “endgame” play out.

Thanks Turd.

Apr 19, 2013 - 10:50am

NoKo blowout

The news now is that NoKo is "demanding" talks resume.

Paper Tiger. No reliable nukes, no accurate delivery system.

No real threat, just a bunch of farts in the wind with hopes to blackmail some money out of US and SoKo. The little twerp Kim isn't worth a bullet to take him out.

Apr 19, 2013 - 10:51am

But what about...

That Bloomberg report on the Shanghai exchange being out of bullion????

Very few comments? C'mon folks, that should be worth some text.

My big problem was that it looked staged. Those traders in the back looked like a circus act.

Apr 19, 2013 - 10:51am

why do i get the feeling that

right now the bernank has all the imbusoles at cnbc all huddled up on a skype call briefing them on the official story on why the economy has crashed .... this will probably happen next week? they are always on top of it.....

stig jezfry
Apr 19, 2013 - 10:52am

Re: "totally in charge"

No they're not. Running scared is more like it.

Apr 19, 2013 - 10:54am

Found the painting in the documentary

Fwiw...I found the painting that was on the show last night.

They showed a close up of the right side of the painting.


Battle of Preveza
Part of Ottoman–Venetian War (1537–1540)

The "Battle of Preveza" (1538) by Ohannes Umed Behzad, painted in 1866.
Date 28 September 1538
Location Preveza, Ionian Sea
Result Decisive Ottoman victory
Holy League:

Republic of Venice
Papal States
Republic of Genoa
Knights of Malta

Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Andrea Doria Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha
112 galleys,
50 galleons,
140 barques,
60,000 soldiers.[1][2]
122 galleys and galliots,
12,000 soldiers.[1][2]
Casualties and losses
13 ships lost (10 ships sunk, 3 ships burned);
36 ships captured and seized by the Ottomans;
3,000 prisoners.[1][2]
No loss of ship;
~400 dead;
~800 wounded.[1][2]
Apr 19, 2013 - 10:55am

"Lost in space"

It's not that open. This is still a precious metals site. Take all that other stuff to the forums.

Silver Alert
Apr 19, 2013 - 10:55am

Sinclair agrees with dates

(for my being 10th) the next 2 dates to watch are 5/2 or 3 for an intermediate top and 5/10 for a pull-back bottom.

Courtesy of CIGA Bo P. This is a man we should watch.

Apr 19, 2013 - 10:56am

Battle fatigue, it's often self-inflicted

At the risk of being labeled a troll, a shill, or worse, Turd's emotional exhaustion speaks to the problem that many of us force upon ourselves.

Don't get too high expecting what one cannot control. Similarly, don't get too low. I have learned this point through the years, one best summed up by an executive of a steel company who warned the community where I lived in the 1970s regarding his company's prospects in the town, expect the worst and you'll never be disappointed. He was, and is, right, as that company long since pulled up its stakes.

I've lost plenty on my physical and mining stocks over the past year and a half. But, I never went all-in, sure that things would play out on my schedule. That gives me peace of mind. I can lose what I've lost and not show up in a cheese line. Even better, if things deteriorate further, I have the money to buy more on sale. I'm not buying now, but I'm watching.

I listen to the optimists at King World News and I listen to the (gold, silver) pessimists in the mainstream media. I try to process this information, but never act on my conclusions in more than a measured way in terms of financial commitment.

My take is, in the long term, those who own precious metals and miners will be richly rewarded. But our attempts to force the calendar, to interpret so many things as indicating the payoff is nigh, only serves to deepen the angst when it fails to unfold as we'd hoped.

We set ourselves up for disappointment in doing this, and the effect is cumulative. Maybe we should all take the day off and come back Monday resolved to find emotional equilibrium.

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