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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Burt Reynolds
Apr 19, 2013 - 3:10pm


I received the same letter and don't even have an order pending.

Thanks for the site and all you do Turd. Long time lurker here.

Apr 19, 2013 - 3:05pm

@TF re: I would say that this is a pretty big deal

Anyone looking for that paper--physical disconnect need look no further.

So if retail inventories in China and in the US are back to normal stock this time next month and gold still has a 1400 handle, would you consider that a shocking development?

Apr 19, 2013 - 3:03pm

Borat Success Story? Doesn't Add Up

According to the media, THIS was the guy who felt the need to bloody the streets of ATHLETES and civilians while dozens of HS contractors were standing around doing fuck-all. THIS Borat-looking fellow with his Benz in the background?

The entire Eastern US money- power-media establishment is the biggest crime syndicate in the history of mankind.

Mr. Fix
Apr 19, 2013 - 3:02pm

Yes, it is a pretty big deal,

especially when you consider how much gold we know the Chinese have, and how many stories we have read this week about London being cleaned out.

The Chinese are not waiting for their gold to be delivered from London, they are just pointing out the fact that London has no gold.

simply amazing

Apr 19, 2013 - 2:59pm

Death of the dollar

Hidden in plain sight, excellent post



Edit, got to go called LCS and they have NO gold, and 25 silver Maples left...actually they won't in 10 minutes

Mr. Fix
Apr 19, 2013 - 2:59pm

I would say that this is a pretty big deal

But paper metal sells off anyway.

Anyone looking for that paper--physical disconnect need look no further.

Mr. Fix
Apr 19, 2013 - 2:57pm

This is funny. The Chinese are out of gold.

Chinese Gold Exchange Sold Out - Begins Importing From Switzerland

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/19/2013 - 14:02

Hong Kong’s Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society has been in operations for over a century, and it’s President Haywood Cheung was interviewed by Bloomberg news earlier today. Whoever orchestrated the attack on gold and silver in the last week or so has gravely miscalculated, since the response to the drop has been surging demand for physical gold and silver. While I tend to be skeptical when I hear about silver shortages since these reports have been so exaggerated in the past, the lack of silver coin availability and premiums are the most extreme I have seen since the financial and economic meltdown of 2008. Now we discover that the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society has essentially sold out of gold bullion, and must wait until Wednesday for shipments to arrive from Switzerland and London.

Apr 19, 2013 - 2:57pm


Santa has picked up and posted FWTTB's youtube copies. They are in this post here: https://www.jsmineset.com/2013/04/19/in-the-news-today-1513/

The best part is this: When you start clip #1, it still shows "For All The Turds"!

Apr 19, 2013 - 2:57pm


When I ordered I am sure they had the coins in stock, but since I sent a check, it needed time to clear, and maybe by then they ran out..

As long as I get them soon..

Why I posted it was to punctuate that the supply is OUT.

Keep dropping the price dummies

Apr 19, 2013 - 2:56pm

" I'm still a little confused

" I'm still a little confused on how and where the mints source their blanks or whatever it is they use."

In reading my original post, I didn't explain that very well. The US Mint sources planchetts (blanks) from legislated and approved sources. Prior to 2010, the US Mint published a list (which I can no longer find on the internet) where 1 source was Australian and two sources where domestic (in the United States). Then, Congressman Ron Paul stepped in with legislation to mandate that all US Mint silver coinage had to source from silver mined in the United States (at least that is my memory of the law, I've not fully reviewed the language myself).

So, the Mint goes to Sunshine and orders the blanks on contract from them. It's Sunshine that is buying from the refiners. The refiners are the guys like Johnson-Matthey (i.e. "JM bars") or Englehard. They get the silver and refine it to spec. Then, the private mint takes the refiner's silver or gold and stamps the blank/planchette.

I would argue that COMEX is a paper pusher. At least, they look that way. And, from the looks of the behavior of the silver market in the last 2 years, Comex is in position AHEAD of the US government for supply. Otherwise, the US Mint would be getting orders and giving better estimates on timing of delivery.

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