Bread, Circuses and Bogeymen

Tue, Jun 7, 2016 - 2:55am

When I was growing up, and on various occasions expressing an interest in biology or medicine, my dad would sometimes tell me stories that became his versions of ‘no-longer-a-little-kid’ but ‘not-yet-an-adult’ fairy tales. These were genuine attempts on his part to try to relate to me as an equal, to teach me as much as he could at the level of understanding I had. For those of you with kids 10 and under – you MAY be surprised how well and with what detail kids remember the most technical aspects of your explanations. I would get myself into trouble, by insisting on something that was scientifically and technically quite true – but not common knowledge. I knew the fact itself, and the reason I believed it (why? my dad told me so, silly…) – but could not always adequately, or at least convincingly, explain the underpinnings of the WHY. I distinctly remember at age 9 or so getting into an argument with a small group of older boys about what kind of acid was the strongest. One guy said ‘hydrochloric acid’, the other guy insisted it was ‘sulphuric acid’. I would not back down from my insistence on fluoric acid ( -- despite the disbelief, then ridicule of my teammates, who had never heard of it – the only type of known acid that could easily dissolve glass, which in fact is USED to etch glass. In my mind, that proved beyond a shadow of a doubt its superiority to all the others, which could so easily be contained by such a simple and fragile container. Lacking access to (or even the existence of) the internet or a chemistry textbook on the way home from rowing practice, I eventually gave up trying to convince them that it was the only type of acid which could NOT be stored in a glass bottle. If I had known about the existence of aqua regia ( I might have tried to argue for that with more luck, but alas that came later… In any case, I wanted to tell you one of these ‘tall tales’ about a young Eastern European doctor ( . As a medical student during the Great Depression, he noticed a set of symptoms that were common in patients across a REALLY wide spectrum of ailments, from peptic ulcers to tuberculosis. Regardless of the specific ailment, he observed a common set of physiological changes in the people he treated. While his observations were not in an of themselves new or unique – we have all seen that people look different from their usual self when they are ill, we all know that every encounter with medical personnel generally begins with a measurement of blood pressure and pulse -- he wanted to know the WHY, the underpinnings, the effect mechanism, if you will. Well, this young doctor went on to specialize in neuroendocrine medicine (among other things), and soon had experimental backing to his early observations. At age 29, he managed to get published in Nature, which though perhaps not as widely known, was already a quite respected publication in 1936. The unassuming letter to the editor read as follows:

Nature 138, 32-32 (04 July 1936) | doi:10.1038/138032a0 A Syndrome produced by Diverse Nocuous Agents EXPERIMENTS on rats show that if the organism is severely damaged by acute non-specific nocuous agents such as exposure to cold, surgical injury, production of spinal shock (transcision of the cord), excessive muscular exercise, or intoxications with sublethal doses of diverse drugs (adrenaline, atropine, morphine, formaldehyde, etc.), a typical syndrome appears, the symptoms of which are independent of the nature of the damaging agent or the pharmacological type of the drug employed, and represent rather a response to damage as such.
Though he (and the few readers of the publication at the time) did not have the word for it yet, he was talking about the definition of physiological stress – the reaction of a living organism to any internal or external event that threatens its existence through seriously disturbing its natural, self-sustaining equilibrium. This event could be internal -- a parasite (virus, bacterium) or a poison (whether socially acceptable, such as too much alcohol, or one more intentionally lethal). It could be an external injury, a physical blow, the appearance of a predator, a shocking/traumatic/sudden event -- a collision, or even a narrow avoidance of one. The sound/shock of an explosion. Later, as he (and other researchers) dug deeper, they realized that psychological pressure/shock was also a factor which could cause such a reaction in the body – essentially anything that the living being’s nervous and hormonal system interpreted as a potentially mortal threat, which elicited a fight-or-flight response.
General adaptation syndrome Physiologists define stress as how the body reacts to a stressor, real or imagined, a stimulus that causes stress. Acute stressors affect an organism in the short term; chronic stressors over the longer term. General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS), developed by [János] Selye, is a profile of how organisms respond to stress; GAS is characterized by three phases: a nonspecific mobilization phase, which promotes sympathetic nervous system activity; a resistance phase, during which the organism makes efforts to cope with the threat; and an exhaustion phase, which occurs if the organism fails to overcome the threat and depletes its physiological resources.
The theory, from its humble beginnings as a medical resident’s letter to the editor, has since made the rounds through the Western medicine (much to the amusement of Eastern medical practitioners, I am sure, who had likely known and used this knowledge long before), and is today standard part of pathological study (and self-help books, popular lifestyle magazines and daily parlance) ( While he never won a Nobel prize, (never the bride, always the bridesmaid – nominated 10 times), another group of scientists who isolated and synthesized the hormones involved in the stress response did win in 1950. This is the physiological basis for explaining a whole host of ‘civilizational illnesses’, for the ever-increasing rates of diseases both physical and mental. This is the basis of PTSD, which was MUCH earlier known, then apparently re-named in each era, from Gilgamesh through Old Testament, then the Greeks at Marathon all the way to the Napoleonic Wars and beyond – direct exposure to massive death of others and imminent death of one’s own can and does create (semi)permanent ‘stress’. ( The concept is actually not that easy to explain, and one of the reasons is, ironically, the extremely widespread use of the term in everyday language across the world – and because of its alternate, previous meaning from physics. Stress is the state of the organism (for the moment, we will focus on humans) that is a REACTION to some event, factor or condition that threatens its well-being, or at least its internal equilibrium. The factor causing the upset is the STRESSOR, the negative version (to an upsetting, harmful factor) is DISTRESS, the ‘positive’ version is EUSTRESS (though I have yet to hear anyone actually utter that one in conversation) – think of the body’s reaction to extreme amorous arousal, or perhaps a less long-term positive of a drug high. Here is the good doctor trying to explain in a few sentences, watch the interviewer’s face: The process, to begin with, is perfectly adaptive. It marshals the body’s resources to combat the threat at hand. It creates the fever, which raises metabolic rate to fight illness. It ‘girds the loins’, so to speak – shutting off digestive and reproductive systems, activating ‘battle vision’; and sends glucose pouring into the bloodstream that is pumped faster and harder by a heart prodded judiciously by adrenaline. The problems begin when the threat remains, even after the body is tired, its reserves spent, its muscles or white blood cells used up. If the threat remains, this is the part that leaves to what is called the exhaustion stage – the part that makes those sick ‘look sick’. The real problems, though, come from the prolonged, unrelenting exposure to the stressors which generate this response in the body (and mind). The chronic illness, the kind of workplace that either never lets up, or re-creates crises (or ‘crises’) – or the prolonged stay in a combat zone, say. THIS is what degrades the immune system, damages the heart and circulatory system, ages tissues and organs. Just take a look at any president before and after a term or two in office. It’s important to note that people react to stressors differently – and different stressors create reactions in me than in you. Ultimately it is the body (through the brain) that decides IF a situation is a threat. And people will have different capacity and tolerance for stress – both how much they can bear, or perhaps more accurately how well they can cope (e.g. reduce/reverse the stress response before exhaustion is reached). It is often said that many/most of the ailments so common in society are civilizational – caused by the artificiality of our surroundings, by the lack of regular exercise, by the disruption of our natural circadian rhythms and thus sleep cycles. Of course, the (over)processed foods, the refined sugars, the genetically manipulated vegetables and crops (and soon animals) don’t help. Not to mention the pharmaceutical cocktails passing through so many bloodstreams, the lack of clean air in so many if not most large cities. But I would add to this list one more – the constant, unrelenting stream of media coverage – whether news, ‘news’ or straight-up advertising. Coverage meant to put you on edge, meant to convince you need that strong president to protect you, that superior car insurance, that better car, that increased military appropriation, that stronger local police force (with MRAPs, hi-cal automatic firearms and no-knock warrants). The advertising that is meant to exploit your base, often subconscious fears (along with the drives and desires) in the quest to sell you more stuff – and the news playing on insecurity and herd mentality in the quest to sell you an ever decreasing set of freedoms and less self-determination. The thing of it is, it’s hard to differentiate between callous indifference and criminality. No need to create a conspiracy theory about ill intent, when an explanation of incompetence or stupidity will do just as well. But I would argue that in the case of the media bombardment of our senses, we are dealing with a case of confluence of both. Advertisers on one hand don’t care about our well-being (insofar as it does not unduly hinder our capacity to consume) – and those who would sway our opinions to gain more power (though some would say I repeat myself) are only HELPED by a populace in a state of reduced resistance. One prone to more illnesses, both physical and psychological. Heightened anxiety, reduced capacity for rational thought and decisions, greater likelihood of reverting to the mental shortcuts of stereotypes, heuristics and biases – just what a propagandist needs, when there is a populace whose hearts and minds need swaying. I imagine that I feel the tenor and tempo of this ‘music’ rising, day by day. Soon, I should think, we will be presented with the next BIG EVENT, a display, a spectacle. An external (or externalized) threat that EVERYONE will be able to recognize and, and coalesce against. Whether that bogeyman is North African/Southwest Asian/ Central- and South American immigrants, the repo men coming after the subprime-financed auto in loan default, whether it is the ‘arrogance’ of people who do not want their earnings redistributed to those who ‘are in greater need’, the spectre of a heroin epidemic, the threat of… WHATEVER. Projecting bogeymen to garner support, silence opposition and consolidate power? It’s a tactic as old as civilization itself. Just the like body mounts its stress response – so does society as a mass of people. And just like the body gives up higher-order functionality to focus on an immediate existential threat (whether real or merely perceived), so too does society as a whole. For some examples and elaboration on this, check out The Power of Nightmares and Century of the Self from Adam Curtis, and Psywar. The challenge with all of this? The intent and integrity of the news sources is not necessarily a saving grace. Given enough bad or distressing news (honest or not), the effect will still be the same. It’s why I can’t really read Zero Hedge nearly as regularly as I once did. Certainly part of the reason I can’t willfully bring myself to actively analyze events as much as I used to. While all of us – erstwhile contributors, readers, participants in conversations here in Turdville – may have different reasons, different sources of business and different new areas of focus to make demands on our time – I think this is a factor that weighs on us all. How can one remain constantly alert, constantly vigilant? How can we ALL remain indignant, outraged, critical in all ways, ready to sort wheat from the chaff? How can one maintain unwavering focus, the level of energy needed to absorb, process and internalize all this information? Yet I sometimes feel that this, too plays in to the hands of the proverbial ‘powers that be’. I don’t mean to include honest journalists, the investigative bloggers, the whistleblowers, those actually trying to take a stand to change the state of affairs for the better. But the months and years of unrelenting low-grade anxiety punctuated with regular instances of severe crises – whether it be financial breakdowns, civil unrest, trrrrist attacks real or staged, images of mass death and depradations on television and in print – put together have a substantial effect, over time. Those most perceptive, those actually paying attention, those invested in understanding what is happening, and trying to prepare for the future – are the ones who are most deeply affected. And when actual, acute crisis finally arrives? Will we be better prepared, more hardened, ready to go? Or worn down, worn away, more passive and less capable? While making popcorn to watch the main event unfold sounds perhaps heartless, as if one was taking pleasure or amusement from watching the failure of the great experiment -- think of it more are watching from a slight distance, from a perch of safety. I have a feeling we'll ALL know when the time has come to fully re-engage What can be done? Shutting our eyes and ears, humming to pretend we hear nothing is not an option. Just because it is not a pleasant reality out there makes it no less real. But to paraphrase my favorite author – there is no need to live in trouble until trouble comes. Be aware of the dangers of the constant pressure – but be more like the reed than the oak tree. Bend sometimes, rather than stand up to every gust and gale. Take pleasure and relief in good tidings, company of family and friends, success well earned. Build, rather than deplete, the inner reservoir of good karma, meaningful relationships, and yes – even optimism. Humor, in all its manifestations, in abundance, whenever possible. Regular physical exercise – it’s not just for health nuts, it’s a survival necessity. Mens sana in corpore sano – known for ages, more relevant than ever today. Meditation, hobbies (perhaps ones that can be profitable/useful as well as distracting?), music, chess, nature in its splendor or starkness – or whatever allows you to relax, recharge. Make time for some each day. (PS: Sorry about the lack of illustrations and the ugly-looking, spoiler-making pasted-in links, I am for the moment unable to work with the html editing tools the site generally provides.)

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Jun 7, 2016 - 12:50pm

Crude oil WTI ....$50.10

Copper in trouble $2.05.

Boatboy canary
Jun 7, 2016 - 1:01pm

@Canary copper $2.05

That's troubling and so was the Mike Maloney video! Can't wait for the Turd's return.

Jun 7, 2016 - 1:19pm

#5* The Test

Both the world and each individual in the world are being tested.

What do they believe? In whom do they put their trust?

  • The fiat monetary system, it's processes and the men who construct and perpetuate it's endless narratives. or..
  • Silver and Gold, their natural monetary processes and the Creator who established them.

Participating in the test means living and operating within the system. But that does not require one to believe in the system or work to perpetuate any part of it.

The consequences of being in the wrong position are unavoidable. Excuses do not and will not apply.

Every individual chooses their position, every day.

and the test continues . . .

- - - - -

Only Silver and Gold are Money

Jun 7, 2016 - 1:28pm
Jun 7, 2016 - 1:41pm

Bilderberg - nice gathering!

We can only hope that Paul Achleitner (Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG) won't be attending because he won't be allowed to wear one of his $3,000 silk suits and he's exchanged his cuff links for handcuffs!

Dyna mo hum
Jun 7, 2016 - 1:46pm
Jun 7, 2016 - 1:57pm

I thought laboratory

for at least thirty seconds. Very amusing.

Jun 7, 2016 - 2:20pm


To quote from one of the main culprits of hyper sensationalism [King]:

"Stunning Post!"

But seriously, I enjoyed that post immensely.


You tapped into something I have felt, but not really sat back and tried to evaluate.

I do remember, with some fondness, the old watchtower days. My life was far different then, than now, personally, professionally, the whole thing.

Looking backwards, I see definite points of demarcation, where decisions I made, good or bad, marked a clear change.

One such decision was to gain knowledge, no matter how petrifying it turned out to be, about the REAL working nature of the local, domestic, and global economy, in general, and in particular, with regard to precious metals. Innately, I knew gold was something I wanted to have, but why? And why the absolute dearth of good things to say about investing in gold? Along the way, I came here, to TFMR, and learned of silver as a precious metal, that I too wanted to accumulate. I learned of the Hunt brothers.

Then, I officially started down the rabbit hole. And what a journey.

But, there was a STEEP price to pay for that educational journey.

And, you have eloquently expressed it.

Gaining that knowledge of how the world really works has created a hyperawareness of all the propaganda being used to manage perception of the masses, worldwide. The super poor folks need no managing, really. Their existence is guaranteed to be squalid, and they are easy to control with the absolute basics. Or not, and then they are killed with famines, war, refugee centers, name it.

The developing countries exhibit a bit more sophistication in their control mechanisms, boiling down to centralized commands and strict adherence to authority, or dire consequences such as imprisonment, etc.

The developed countries present more of a challenge to the elites. Traditional bullshit often is inadequate. Hence, they have developed sophisticated perception management, of all sensory input mechanisms, on a constant, unrelenting basis.

Why is TV free?

Why is radio free?


But with the experience of opening my eyes to the truth, on my journey of enlightenment, I too began to experience fatigue, constantly, from the bombardment of negative stressors. In my line of work, my stress tolerance is pretty far off the charts. But, over time, the negative stressors require some dampening, lest it lead me to chronic fatigue.

In an earlier point in time when I was younger, I did long distance triathlons. I was always sleep deprived, but in excellent physical shape. That helped tremendously to ameliorate the effects of constant stress.

But, while on this journey to educate myself of the real world, I began to see nothing but darkness, overwhelming at times, with no hope. Even though prepping seemed to take some of the edge off, by giving hope that my preps would help in a time of crisis, that was still not enough, because the acts of prepping only increased the stress [ridicule from friends an family, obsession with accumulating gear, supplies, etc.]

I ended up taking it down a notch. It was still there, but only at an intensity level of 20%.

I basically reached my goals of prepping, and accepted that even though I had not prepped perfectly, I did believe I had prepped sufficiently.

At that point, I decided to tone down the reading, and I totally gave up television and radio. It was around the time right after the supposed Bin Laden raid.

After several months, I felt recharged, alive, even with my knowledge of impending doom.

I had hope again, not because of any of the things I knew or kept learning about, but because I simplified things.

I stopped caring about the day to day bullshit that the MOPE masters were spinning. I just stopped listening.

I stopped talking about things I knew.

I started being superficial.

I went to the park and watched the kids play ball. Innocence all around. It was refreshing. It is refreshing.

Over time, my cynicism has never waned. But, I don't feel the constant urge to tell people to prepare, or to acquire gold and silver. They won't listen anyway.

I am secure in my knowledge of the way things really are. But, I have some hope that my efforts to prepare, gain knowledge, supplies, etc., will pay off when this system changes.

If it takes another decade, like Strauss and Howe predict, fine. If sooner, fine as well.

I take pleasure in little things, like a good sunset. Or the peaceful bliss I get from my quiet, long distance running that I started doing again. Heck, I sleep better, have more energy, and am generally happier.

Thanks to you JY, I figured out what happened!

Take it down a notch, and tune out the distractions. It worked.

Now I'm ready, in a better, peaceful quiet place, and relaxed for sure.

Thanks for the GREAT post.

Jun 7, 2016 - 2:36pm

Gold and Silver now Green.!!

POSX near session lows and the USDJPY reverting back to hiding. With little economic news coming out this week. Looks like we may be heading higher. This Morning hammering was forseen as the USDJPY last night was suspiciously amped up. I hope the HUI gets a bid up coming into the close. -Screw Mike Maloney youtube bit today!!- Miners are the real banks. Keeping the Faith.

Jun 7, 2016 - 2:39pm


DRYS is crashing - down 43.64% on fears a Greece-based global ship operator is going under. Dat not good.

- H.

Jun 7, 2016 - 2:50pm

TRX - Maloney

Mike was using both hands to buy silver (and telling everyone else to do likewise) when it moved down to $31. He's not the sage he pretends to be. That being said, it doesn't mean he's wrong about "one more" smashdown before the bull market moves forward. I'm planning to cool my heels for the summer, liquidate a bit to keep some powder dry and enjoy the summer sun. Hopefully, I'll be buying back my entire position in September/October at a discount. If it goes up, my congratulations to all those who held firm.

Jun 7, 2016 - 2:59pm

@CL, peace of mind

is most desired when there no executable remedies. Time presses as we maintain some aspect of sanity.

Many here have difficulty gearing down to a simpler life of sitting on the sidelines. Dear oblivious friends and family are to be enjoyed. TV is called the boob tube for ever more reasons today. I do not watch either.

We have lost many Turdites who can not sit back and let it be. We, as cultures past, will watch the demise.

Thank you for your continued, much appreciated, posts.

Jun 7, 2016 - 3:02pm

The People’s Bank of China

The People’s Bank of China Added No Gold to Reserves in May.

Total reported People’s Bank of China gold reserves stand at 1,808.343 tonnes.

PBOC foreign reserves fell from $3.22 trillion in April to $3.19 trillion in May.

Jun 7, 2016 - 3:13pm
Jun 7, 2016 - 3:18pm

You can only do so much.

You can only do so much. Dont go out wasting all your time and energy on things you won't be able to change. Focus on the things you can control and dont let all the negative news get you down. I gave up politics/news for Lent one year and I was so much less on edge and stressed out.

Be aware but dont burn yourself out.

St. Augustine says that as small as they are, raindrops form rivers. Just doing the little that you can control will combine with others efforts in their sphere of control and one day help to bring sanity back into this world.

ancientmoney OOOBuck
Jun 7, 2016 - 3:42pm

Good plan, OOOBuck, if it works out...

"I'm planning to cool my heels for the summer, liquidate a bit to keep some powder dry and enjoy the summer sun. Hopefully, I'll be buying back my entire position in September/October at a discount. If it goes up, my congratulations to all those who held firm."


I am looking forward to the summer, not because I expect anything great to happen in PMs, because that's unknowable (at least as per timing).

My daughter and son-in-law (and 14 month-old grandson) sold their condo, and want to buy a home, but the local market is red-hot, and a home they liked got 14 offers on the first day, and ended up selling for $20k or so over asking price. Crazy!

So, they are going to live with us for the summer, and hopefully when things cool off, can get a home they like and can afford.

Anyway, you said you are a stacker, or at least implied as much. Stackers don't usually "liquidate a bit." Maybe you also speculate, and that would make sense, to sell some stocks now after a 100% (or more) rise to maybe get some cheap phyzz later in the summer.

But I would not count on phyzz always being available. When the manipulations end, it will be because the game of "musical chairs" has ended, and instead of one chair being removed, they will all be removed at once.

Jun 7, 2016 - 3:49pm

Oh Ancient One

Thanks for sage advice. Yes, I'm a stacker. But I also have quite a few mining stocks, both big and small. Time to pare down on a few of the larger ones and take profit. Would have been better had I already done so but better late than never.

Jun 7, 2016 - 4:52pm

Finally got a chance to read this

Thanks, JY. Great stuff!

Am almost home. Once again, full service resumes tomorrow.

Jun 7, 2016 - 4:52pm



United States — In the true Orwellian fashion now typifying 2016, a bill to implement the U.S.’ very own de facto Ministry of Truth has been quietly introduced in Congress — its lack of fanfare appropriate given the bill’s equally subtle language. As with any legislation attempting to dodge the public spotlight, however, the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 marks a further curtailment of press freedom and another avenue to stultify avenues of accurate information.

Introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181seeks a “whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions” to counter “foreign disinformation and manipulation,” which they believe threaten the world’s “security and stability.”

“As Russia continues to spew its disinformation and false narratives, they undermine the United States and its interests in places like Ukraine, while also breeding further instability in these countries,” Kinzinger explained in a statement. “The United States has a role in countering these destabilizing acts of propaganda, which is why I’m proud to introduce [the aforementioned bill]. This important legislation develops a comprehensive U.S. strategy to counter disinformation campaigns through interagency cooperation and on-the-ground partnerships with outside organizations that have experience in countering foreign propaganda.”


Edit: I need larger fonts.

Jun 7, 2016 - 5:26pm

Make this fantastic article publicly available!

1. Stand alone worthiness.

2. Good advertisement for TFMR to pick up more quality subscribers.

Thank you JY

streber out

Jun 7, 2016 - 5:45pm

They are pushing it!!

Germany Preparing for War Against Russia?

According to a report issued on June 6th in German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the German government is preparing to go to war against Russia, and has in draft-form a Bundeswehr report declaring Russia to be an enemy nation. DWN says: “The Russian secret services have apparently thoroughly studied the paper. In advance of the paper’s publication, a harsh note of protest has been sent to Berlin: The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Alexei Puschkow, has posted the Twitter message: ‘The decision of the German government declaring Russia to be an enemy shows Merkel’s subservience to the Obama administration.’”

"Back on February 17th, DWN had reported that German Chancellor Merkel “will develop a new military doctrine” declaring, “The ‘annexation’ of Crimea by Russia is the basis for military action against Moscow.” Apparently, that prior report will soon be fulfilled.

Not mentioned in the DWN articles — nor anywhere in Western ‘news’ media — is a crucial fact, that the head of America’s ‘private CIA’ firm Stratfor acknowledged only when addressing a Russian-speaking audience: that (in English) the overthrow of Ukraine’s President in Russia’s neighboring nation of Ukraine during February 2014 was “the most blatant coup in history.” Extensive video documentation exists demonstrating that it was a coup, and even demonstrating that the Obama Administration had selected Ukraine’s post-coup leader 22 days prior to his being formally appointed by the Ukrainian parliament. Furthermore, the only detailed scholarly study of the evidence that has been performed came to the same conclusion — that it was a U.S. coup. The last month before the coup was incredibly violent, with Obama’s hired fascists attacking the government’s securitly forces brutally:"

"Unfortunately, the reason why this U.S coup in Ukraine has still not been reported in the West, is that to make it public to Westerners would jeopardize not only the Western economic sanctions against Russia after Russia accepted the overwhelming decision by Crimeans to separate from the post-coup Ukrainian government, but would also jeopardize the preparations by all of NATO to go to war against Russia: both the sanctions and the invasion would have no basis and no support among Western publics. All of that (the sanctions, and now the pouring of troops and weapons onto and near Russia’s borders for a possible invasion of Russia) would no longer be at all palatable by Western publics, if this history — that it all began by a violent U.S. coup in Ukraine — were to become known before the U.S. and NATO invasion occurs. So it all remains, instead, suppressed in the ‘democratic’ West.

So: please email this article’s URL address (which is immediately above this article), to friends, so as to spread to them the word, that NATO is preparing an invasion of Russia. There’s no way that the ‘news’ media they see are likely to tell them (until it’s already too late)."

Edit: I wish us luck

Jun 7, 2016 - 5:46pm
Angry Chef
Jun 7, 2016 - 6:11pm

Tyberious...Ministry of Truth

Hey ! I thought we already had a Ministry of Truth. It's called the MSM. What's that I feel on my neck ???? Oh ya, a hob mailed boot !

Just remember my friends. When the train arrives...don't get on. Whatever you do, don't get on the train.....

Angry Chef
Jun 7, 2016 - 6:17pm

Germany Preparing For War With Russia

I'm not so much concerned about Angela Hitler. She has to go the old cow. But I'm going to miss New York. Not New York City. Upstate New York where I did a lot of camping and hiking in my youth. Apparently Russia's new ICBM's can wipe out a territory the size of New York State. Shame to lose such a State to the likes of Obama, Biden, Hitlery etc.....

Jun 7, 2016 - 6:25pm


GLD lost 0.29 tonnes today,

SLV gained 44.36 tonnes.

Jun 7, 2016 - 7:12pm

Hob nailed boot?.... you know of Larry Munson by chance Mr. Chef?

Jun 7, 2016 - 7:18pm

I heard

Through the twitter verse that ol turd had a cold one with our boy Ned.

Good for you boss. Hope you had a good trip. I know err body be anxious for your return.

Jun 7, 2016 - 8:07pm

Finally home

Back at Turdfork. But take a look at where I was yesterday:

Jun 7, 2016 - 8:14pm

Damn ebonics

"I know err body be anxious for your return." My brain was challenged to comprehend but 13 yr olds are helpful .

Jun 7, 2016 - 8:21pm

Perth Mint SOLD OUT of Silver

Perth Mint SOLD OUT of Silver Kookaburras!

by The Doc, Silver Doctors:

Earlier this morning Keith Weiner made the claim that silver demand is weak, and supply is robust.
This afternoon’s data point on 2016 Perth Mint Silver Kookaburra availability however (or lack thereof), seems to claim otherwise…

Over the weekend, SD Bullion experienced an usually high surge in demand for 1 oz 2016 Silver Kooks– a sure sign that something was up in the market.

Sure enough, early Monday the SD Bullion team reached out to Coins N’ Things (CNT), the COMEX approved depository and sole US Authorized Wholesale Distributor for silver Perth Mint coins– and discovered something was indeed “up”.

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5/28 10:00 ET Consumer Confidence
5/30 8:30 ET Q1 GDP 2nd guess
5/31 8:30 ET Personal Income and Consumer Spending
5/31 8:30 ET Core Inflation
5/31 9:45 ET Chicago PMI

Key Economic Events Week of 5/20

5/20 7:00 pm ET CGP speech
5/21 10:00 ET Existing Home Sales
5/22 2:00 ET FOMC minutes
5/23 9:45 ET Markit PMIs
5/24 8:30 ET Durable Goods

Key Economic Events Week of 5/13

TWELVE Goon speeches through the week
5/14 8:30 ET Import Price Index
5/15 8:30 ET Retail Sales and Empire State Manu. Idx.
5/15 9:15 ET Cap. Ute. and Ind. Prod.
5/15 10:00 ET Business Inventories
5/16 10:00 ET Housing Starts and Philly Fed
5/17 10:00 ET Consumer Sentiment

Key Economic Events Week of 5/6

5/9 8:30 ET US Trade Deficit
5/9 8:30 ET Producer Price Index (PPI)
5/9 10:00 ET Wholesale Inventories
5/10 8:30 ET Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Key Economic Events Week of 4/29

4/29 8:30 ET Pers Inc, Cons Spend, Core Infl
4/30 8:30 ET Employment Costs
4/30 9:45 ET Chicago PMI
5/1 8:15 ET ADP jobs report
5/1 9:45 & 10:00 ET Markit and ISM Manu PMIs
5/1 10:00 ET Construction Spending
5/1 2:00 ET FOMC Fedlines
5/1 2:30 ET CGP presser
5/2 8:30 ET Productivity and Unit Labor Costs
5/2 10:00 ET Factory Orders
5/3 8:30 ET BLSBS
5/3 9:45 & 10:00 ET Markit and ISMServices PMIs

Key Economic Events Week of 4/22

4/22 10:00 ET Existing Home Sales
4/23 10:00 ET New Home Sales
4/25 8:30 ET Durable Goods
4/26 8:30 ET Q1 GDP first guess