You've probably noticed that there's a lot going on today.
First of all, Turd's Vault is finally up and running. If you want to subscribe you can do so here: https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/subscribe
As a member, you'll continue to get daily information as well as the daily summary podcasts and the Access2Access presentations. Of course, you don't have to subscribe. Nothing else about the site is going to be changing. The forums such as Pailin's Corner and Argentus' Big Trade are still free for all to read and participate. There will also continue to be at least one, primary thread each day on "Main Street". There you'll be able to interact and post helpful information, just like you always have. The only difference is that the author of the thread will be Pining or JY or one of the other four contributors. That's it. It's pretty simple, really, and it is my sincere hope that none of this disrupts the general flow of the site. If it does, we'll make further changes to liven things up even more.
The other thing I need to address is the Private Message email that was sent earlier today. In a strange coincidence, the same day I open this new service, I get an email from a disgruntled Turdite threatening to "out" my real identity in order to cast me as some kind of hypocrite. As you might imagine, I'm not going to allow the PM system I built into my site with my own money to be used to against me. Therefore, not surprisingly, the list of banned members has grown to seven.
But here's the funny thing...When have I ever been dishonest with you or otherwise tried to convince you I'm something I'm not. Go back to the old Watchtower site or click the "about" tab in the nav bar above. I'm a "serial entrepreneur who retired from the securities industry in 2008". That's absolutely true. My first attempt at starting a business involved the failed launch of an online immediate annuity sales site. Let me emphasize FAILED because I opened it in March of 2009 and closed it about a year later. (If you want to see what $200,000+ and a bunch of sleepless nights and stress will get you, click here: https://buyapension.com) I foolishly thought that you could sell immediate annuities online just like term life insurance. Oops. It didn't help that I attempted to do this in 2009, right after The Great Financial Crisis, when nobody was going to trust their life savings to an insurance company. Anyway...it failed and it was during this time that I became active at ZeroHedge and the rest is, as they say, history. The buyapension site is still hosted by the company that built it and the only reason you can view it is because I'm hoping against hope that someday, someone will come along and buy it or the domain name. It's not like I sit here and spend the entire day running TFMR and then sell annuities at night. Just typing that makes me chuckle.
So, if all of this makes you want to leave this site and never return, so be it. Ricky Nelson taught me a long time ago that "you can't please everyone so you got to please yourself". IF:
- Having started a business in 2009 that failed in 2010 makes me a hypocrite...well, not much I can do about that.
- If having MrsF own a self-serve frozen yogurt store makes me a hypocrite, well, not much I can do about that, either.
- If trying to turn TFMR into a more self-sustaining money maker that compensates me for my time and effort makes me a hypocrite, then so be it.
- If buying the occasional gold option makes me a hypocrite, what can I say?
- If NOT living in the woods, unplugged from society, collecting guns, ammo and silver makes me a hypocrite, it is what it is.
IF, instead, you wish to continue along on this journey with me, I look forward to seeing you back here tomorrow, even if you're not a subscriber. And if you really want to piss off the two ex-Turdites who started all of this today, take the passive-aggressive route and sign up for the nominal $10/month. It'll be worth it!
still and always,