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Ferd Torgersonmurphy
May 2, 2016 - 11:09pm


As usual, a gentleman and a scholar.

And, RaRa, please let us know where you are when you and your family get settled. Hope you'll drop in more frequently.


May 2, 2016 - 9:53pm
Pug NuggetsPining 4 the fjords
May 2, 2016 - 9:42pm

A question:

I did do a Google search, but I still don't know what HUI stands for. I'm guessing the "I" is for index. Any help is appreciated.

p.s. when I Googled "stackers", it brought up videos of people doing something with cups as quickly humanly possible.

May 2, 2016 - 5:02pm

Hola boys!

Hey Murph, Ferd & Pining :)

Long time no speak strangers! Been checking in and lurking and so nice to see some old names on this thread. Makes me remember the days in the Speak *nostalgic sigh* All is good here - big changes afoot with a move to the southern hemisphere in the planning. Time to move to a country where they appreciate and mine the metals as I continue to stack ;)

Big love from Blighty


May 2, 2016 - 12:24pm

@ Question

Nice to see you back again as well.

Bear with me on this one as we travel down the rabbit hole. I came across the first two links while listening to the next to last one which was an interview with Bill Holter. He's certainly one who portends a scary financial collapse is in store. I sure hope he's wrong but just in case....... better have some insurance.

The people/entities that run the world plan in advance. Ten, twenty, thirty, even fifty years in the future. They are masters of the long game. How about this one?

1) The Economist cover from 1/9/1988

Flashback 1988: “Get Ready For A World Currency by 2018″ – The Economist Magazine!

Flashback 1988: “Get Ready For A World Currency by 20...

COVER: “GET READY FOR A WORLD CURRENCY” Title of article: Get Ready for the Phoenix Source: Economist; 01/9/88, Vol. 306, pp 9-10 THIRTY years from ...

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2) Farrell video- He picked up this story as did the guy who interviewed Holter in the next to last link. A top military guy talking to a graduating ROTC class.



THe US Army says American soldiers will face a whole new set of threats, according to the following article. But wait until you hear what they are: Army chief to l...

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3) Bill Holter video-



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Lastly, here's an unrelated interview about metals. There was one thing that set off a light bulb in my addled brain in this one. Isn't it possible that the Bullion Banks are moving into miners since the HUI was 100? Are they legging in slowly (for them), at the same time that their short positions for future metals prices are at an all time high? As the miners rise they will be lowering their short futures. Once they get positioned where they want to be, they drop them more and really let the miners fly.

Just askin' ?

John Embry: Broadcast Interview – Available Now - King World News

John Embry: Broadcast Interview – Available Now - King...

May 2, 2016 - 11:56am

cream of the crop (or the hardiest weeds, I guess)

Hardiest of weeds I think; weeds usually have the most vitality with curatives and nutrition

Was feeling nostalgic for the Watchtower days recently, decided I could afford at least one month membership, what timing!

Like a surprise reunion; may our light shine on!!

May 2, 2016 - 10:55am

The awesome people at TFMR

So great to see Dog, and Art Lomax, and RaRa, Murph, ReachWest, the incomparable Doc J, Saratoga Prepper, AE, Dynamo, Charlie, and all these old-school and new-school Turdites checking in... Swifty, Boomer Sooner, or Owtovit, to Arch Stanton, Infometron or SteveW, Angry Chef... Buncha' very special people here, no doubt about it. Old vets like Bollocks or LakeMike or the brilliant Argentus, my old friend MaryAnn... Thank you, friends. Far too many great people to count!

Looking over those old pics, it's funny how most of those with an axe to grind, or who were a bit too intense to survive a four year bear market, or those who were in it for fiat not ounces, have self-selected out or just drifted away. Most of those folks were good people, and I miss them. Some, not so much as it turned out... but that's part of life, and it's OK too. The ones who are left here now are the cream of the crop (or the hardiest weeds, I guess).

For the new batch coming in, there is always a warm welcome to a great community... checking in this morning, I was struck by this:

Welcome to Turdville! 60 hat tips from a welcoming community of good people who are happy you're here... that warms my heart! If you're someone just hanging around, please post a bit... you might have more to say than you think, and the more the merrier! If you are lurking, then buy a subscription and join the fun!

Gold Dog
May 2, 2016 - 7:01am

Just great!

I sure picked the right morning to check in and see what's up.

"Ah but we were so much older then, we're younger than that now"

Your friend,


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J Siefert
May 2, 2016 - 12:26am

@ Marchas

Lang may yer lum reek!

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