Plain & Simple

Sat, Aug 24, 2013 - 3:01pm

From the Puck T. Smith archives, just this simple video.

Puck posted this to his blogspot site on July 26, 2011. Nothing has since changed and, two years later, the video is still relevant, particularly in light of the impending increase of hostilities in Syria.


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Aug 24, 2013 - 3:20pm

First Time Poster

First on my First

First Time Posting.

Long time lurker.

Been reading Turd's stuff since I would scan Zerohedge comments looking for his comments.

Great Video.

All the best to everybody, from the deep interior of the Florida Everglades

Aug 24, 2013 - 3:27pm

Welcome Sawgrass ...

You picked a good place to start. It was an honor to know Puck for the short time he was here. A true gentleman. He is missed.

Now, it's time to go can some marinara as soon I get the eggplant out of the oven and get it vacuum bagged and into the freezer.

wax off

Aug 24, 2013 - 3:58pm

Iran Warns Against International Military Intervention in Syria

Iran Warns Against International Military Intervention in Syria

By Ladane Nasseri - Aug 24, 2013 9:54 AM ET

Iran’s foreign Ministry warned against any international military action in Syria, its long-time ally, saying that intervention would heighten regional tensions.

“There are no international authorizations for a military intervention in Syria,” foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Araghchi was quoted as saying today by the state-run Iranian Students' News Agency. “We warn against any moves or announcements that would result in further tensions in the region.”

Araghchi also questioned claims that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government used chemical weapons in an attack opposition groups say killed 1,300 people, saying “evidence”pointed to the fact that it had been carried out by “terrorist groups” with the aim to implicate the Syrian government. “The fact that they were used while UN inspectors were present is a sign that some hands are at work to accuse the Syrian government,” he said.

U.S. President Barack Obama is coming under increased pressure to intervene in Syria amid allegations of chemical arms use by Assad. In comments to reporters yesterday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel indicated that U.S. military forces, including naval vessels, are positioned in the Mediterranean and ready to act if the president calls on the Pentagon to strike at Syria.

“Provocative opinions by U.S. military officials or moves such as positioning war ships won’t help resolve the issue and will only endanger further the situation in the region,”Araghchi said.

Aug 24, 2013 - 4:07pm



Is this it, or will there be a beatdown for the metals for the next 3 weeks? Who knows. It is going to be an interesting fall, that's for sure! Especially when I head out to help develop a small farm, and it would be nice to see the metals move on.

Aug 24, 2013 - 4:30pm
Aug 24, 2013 - 4:31pm

Very well done video

But the bit trying to blame WWI on leaving the gold standard is just bizarre. Countries temporarily left the gold standard because of the war, not vice versa, and only because it's a funding source of last resort (or the least bad of several terrible last resorts). If Ron Paul himself were at Verdun it's not like he'd say 'sorry, mes amis, we're out of money so we'll just have to shoot off and let the krauts have at it'. It's war. You do what you have to do.

Aug 24, 2013 - 5:14pm

Who makes the rules?

There is an old axiom that " he who has the gold makes the rules". It has been argued that the Rothchilds and ilk have vast amounts of gold and that going back to a gold only standard would just keep those same world bankers in power. A bimetallic system of gold and silver and a government printed fiat currency circulating in parallel may produce a more equitable system.

Mr. Fix
Aug 24, 2013 - 5:16pm

I really miss Puck T Smith today.

Just last night, I was reading some conversations that I had with Puck with in my inbox.

He taught me a lot about concepts like spirituality, the universal consciousness, man's place in the universe, libertarianism, a well argued belief in no government at all, as well as no religion at all.

My daughter has been asking me questions on these concepts, and I literally needed to go back to my mail to find out what Puck had told me.

It's not that I don't have thoughts of my own, I do. Some of you are aware of that. It's just that sometimes it's difficult to articulate a concept that is new to me.

It's simply a matter of finding the right words, or in giving words the right meaning.

I originally became engaged with him in a forum that he started here entitled “Am I the only atheist here?”

In the end, I think our only disagreement wound up being the definition of “atheist”. Although many of our beliefs are quite similar, for me, simply believing that the universe itself is an intelligent entity, tends to negate the label of atheist. He would disagree.

Aside from the semantics involved, I truly enjoyed conversing with Puck, and he will always live within my heart and soul.

Thank you Turd for continuing to post what was important to him here.

Mr. Fix
Aug 24, 2013 - 5:30pm

A simple 3 min. video that says so much.

I do not believe in any argument that is opposed to a gold or gold and silver backed monetary system.

It would appear to me that every other attempt has been a thinly veiled license to steal by government.

Because of its rarity, gold really is “honest money”. As far as I'm concerned, that is the only worthwhile goal.

Our system today has the goal of premeditated theft on a global scale. This system has destroyed the wealth of generations, families, and governments. The few that are “above the law”, have profited immensely.

But through years of carefully studying our current monetary system, I can only conclude that its complexity was intentionally designed into it for the sole purpose of theft, fraud and manipulation by those who designed it.

A monetary system based on gold, is simple, straightforward, and honest.

For these reasons, the powers that be, and all government entities, will never agree to one.

Despite that, I still feel it is the only real solution.

sierra skier
Aug 24, 2013 - 5:40pm


Now for a look at the video archive.

Edit in:

So basically without Fiat we would have never been able to afford many of the 'wars' that have occurred during the 20th centuary.

Gold has held its value over the years back as far as 1500 years, but most likely longer. I only hope my silver does as well or better and the GSR drops so I can trade into some gold.

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