It's Good To Be Turd

Tue, Aug 23, 2011 - 8:52pm

If you've been a Turdite for a while, you know how amazing I find all of this. A year ago, I'm just this dope with a MacBook and a few strongly held opinions. Now, I'm MacBook-toting dope who runs one of the Top 5 PM-themed websites in the world. Seriously, how weird is that?

One of the true perks of being The Turd is that I've been able to strike up relationships with a lot of people who actually know what they're doing. At any moment, I could pick up the phone and call or email a whole bunch of folks who, just a year ago, would never have taken my call. I've been able to meet and speak to people with whom I would normally never be able to contact.

One such amazing encounter occurred back on Sunday evening. The nice folks at asked me to participate in an hour-long interview of the great Jim Rogers. They even let me ask the first couple of questions! The full interview was just posted to their YouTube channel and the links are listed chronologically below.

I highly encourage you to take the time to listen to the interview. Jim has forgotten more about commodity trading than most of us (combined) will ever know. However, his typical interview is on financial TV and it usually covers the same, boring topics and leaves little room for expansive answers and follow-up. Let's just say that this was not the typical interview. Enjoy!

01/05 Jim Rogers ~ TMRN -2011-08-21 Time Monk Radio Interviews Present:
02/05 Jim Rogers ~ TMRN -2011-08-21 Time Monk Radio Interviews Present:
03/05 Jim Rogers ~ TMRN -2011-08-21 Time Monk Radio Interviews Present:
04/05 Jim Rogers ~ TMRN -2011-08-21 Time Monk Radio Interviews Present:
05/05 Jim Rogers ~ TMRN -2011-08-21 Time Monk Radio Interviews Present:

Again, thank you all for making this possible. One day, when I am rotting in my government re-education/hard labor camp, I'll be cursing the time I spent as Turd. For now, though, I feel overwhelmingly blessed. TF

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Aug 23, 2011 - 8:55pm

Thanks for the update Turd

Thanks for the update Turd

Aug 23, 2011 - 8:57pm

Congrats Mr. Fancy Turds.

Congrats Mr. Fancy Turds.

Aug 23, 2011 - 8:57pm

My friends laugh out loud

My friends laugh out loud when I tell them what "Turd Ferguson" said is going to happen next :) I say it with a straight face as if its a normal name

Aug 23, 2011 - 8:59pm

"One day, when I am rotting

"One day, when I am rotting in my government re-education/hard labor camp, I'll be"

Turd, send me the address and I will send you some pail piggy. I got more than I probably will ever be able to use!

Aug 23, 2011 - 8:59pm

re-education/hard labor camp

HAHA, Dont worry most will be there with you. My hands are too pretty so I will have to go out the hard way.

Aug 23, 2011 - 9:00pm

Turd's the best!

Turd's the best! Just the top 5? You're so modest!!!

Will carefully listen to the interview. Also, here's the link to the playlist with the 5 videos:

Aug 23, 2011 - 9:02pm

Like the Jets...

Once you're a Turd, you're a Turd for life.

Aug 23, 2011 - 9:06pm

We love you Turd

Keep it up, the more we wake up, the better chance we stand!!

Aug 23, 2011 - 9:10pm

I listened to that call

Other than "bullish commodities, bearish stocks" I didn't think he really said that much. Sorta reminded me of Mr. Grace in Are You Being Served - "You're all doing very wellllll"

Hey, at least he was saying "bullish commodities, bearish stocks" when it actually mattered, back in 2001. Now, it's important - but it doesn't matter as much to be saying that.

Edit: I'm always forward looking. What's on my mind, is when gold eventually tops out, where's the next overlooked, underloved, priced-at-a-good-deal whatever? That's what I think about these days.

Aug 23, 2011 - 9:22pm

What can one say Turd, your

What can one say Turd, your blessed brother as are we.

Bay of Pigs
Aug 23, 2011 - 9:23pm


You really ought to get ahold of Joe Martin and come to one of the Cambridge House conferences and speak Turd. Your message is crystal clear and to the point. You would be well received. I am sure of that.

Or maybe we could have a Turd Convention in Las Vegas? Sounds like more fun... ;o)

Aug 23, 2011 - 9:23pm

@Turd It is a humble man


It is a humble man that ascends to greatness.... Your humility is your strength and candor your sword!

Well done and please carry on!!!

Aug 23, 2011 - 9:26pm
Aug 23, 2011 - 9:31pm

government camps


I am listening to the interview now.

It's like our hometown guy is up there with the big guns.

Thanks for representing the guys in the trenches.

Regarding today's price action, is it just me or did we see the Tuesday morning repeat a previous Tuesday beat down?

Aug 23, 2011 - 9:33pm

round of applause

sadly my own macbook lost the capacity to play audio recently, I'll be back with the ipad though! many pats on the back to you sir!

I hope you know we would never let you be taken to any camp you didn't want to go to, me and shill and a few others (jackmeoff?) would do a Rambo III reenactment within the first day! Yeah, I think its safe to say you have friends in low places too.

Aug 23, 2011 - 9:36pm

Turd, I'm sure it'll be just like Camp Northstar

in Meatballs. Could be the one place we'll get 3 squares. I call bottom bunk.

In their dreams maybe!

Aug 23, 2011 - 9:38pm

How stupid ...

People line up to buy PMs (Scotia, Toronto)

and some others line up to sell PMs ... (Tokyo, Japan)

Check out the long line not visible in this screenshot at:


Aug 23, 2011 - 9:38pm
Green Lantern
Aug 23, 2011 - 9:41pm

Hi Turd, Congratulations on

Hi Turd,

Congratulations on your success to date and look forward to listening and reading your views as you lead as through these turbulent times.

I finished listening to the first segment of the interview with Jim Rogers. It's not only what a person says but it is also how a person says something that the listener determines their credibility. And Jim Rogers comes across as the tribe elder filled wisdom and certainty. His words, just as yours, are very reassuring that all of us are doing the right thing. When I first got into investing in PM's there were few books on the subject but usually one lone book sitting on the shelf by Jim Rogers. Over the years with the proliferation of pm websites, newsletters, I had forgotten all about him. However, hearing him has made me eager to continue to seek out his wisdom as we progress deeper into unchartered territory.

Also, I'd like to thank you for your recent post on your favorite mines. As you continue to improve the site and look for other ways you can help us, I'd simply request that you continue to give us regular insights into your trades, mining and options. You often say you are buying or selling calls but it's difficult to follow especially not being an option trader. Of course, they will simply be your trades and preferences and I won't take them as recommendations. When you read the forum, you'll notice that the most asked questions relate to what should we buy and it is it the right time to buy. Speaking for myself, you can never have too much reassurance that you are making the right decisions and so often look to see what others are doing. Of course, in the end, we each have to do what's right for our personal circumstances.

Peace to you brother!

Mike Victory
Aug 23, 2011 - 9:45pm

ez biker

ride jimmy ride.

Aug 23, 2011 - 9:46pm

Thank you for remembering us beginners

Turd, thanks so much for asking those questions on behalf of us that are new to commodities. I really appreciate how you take into account who your readers are, yes, so many here are seasoned traders but others of us are not. Thank you again for remembering us!!

Aug 23, 2011 - 9:46pm
Aug 23, 2011 - 9:47pm

Top 5? Turd needs to be

Top 5? Turd needs to be #1!

Posted this last thread pretty late, he deserves a listen.

MoRtiS NoCTu - Don't Sleep (End the Fed) [REVOLUTIONARY RAP MUSIC VIDEO]

Hearing Jim address you as "Turd" makes me laugh

Someone mentioned earlier we should all meet in Vegas? I think that's an awesome idea. Maybe sometime next year all the Turdites could have a convention?

Aug 23, 2011 - 9:52pm

How funny is it

to hear Jim Rogers call you "Turd"?

P.S. - Looks like Silver/Gold is making a leg up overnight.

Aug 23, 2011 - 10:01pm

The sky is the limit

Top 5 is impressive indeed. It's not just the substance of your posts but the style also.

Sounds like a little attitude adjustment took place from the last post. Nice workout will do that for a person, even if they're 12 oz. curls.

It's not weird , but fate.

The same way you never thought all of this was possible, might it someday be possible you become a part owner (in some manner) of a actual working PM mine or property?

Sounds crazy, I know.

If someone would have told you a year ago that you would have this totally awesome, cutting edge web site and that it would be in the top 5 in the world would you have thought that possible?

With the contacts you already have and the one's yet to be made , I foresee this getting as big as you want.

Your destined for a international trip to a forum or conference or a invite to a PM mine or something in another country at some point at this rate. You'll end up meeting someone (JS?) in the industry who follows you and things will take off from there on a different level. I see a guy with a unique skill set who will be able to parlay his vision and his knowledge and his personality into whatever level of this business he's comfortable with.

Tf, your straight up with us, you deserve to hear it back.

I'm glad to be a part of this group that you've established. Thanks for letting this happen

Aug 23, 2011 - 10:01pm

Turd humor translated

It's good to be the King:

Classic Movie Line #47
Aug 23, 2011 - 10:06pm

Turd convention in Las Vegas?

I like the sounds of that... a lot!

Aug 23, 2011 - 10:12pm

The Turd Spaketh .....and the

The Turd Spaketh .....and the crowds went wild...

lol.. ...CONGRATS TF.. ...and thank you for all you do.

(terri & maryann...didn't realize there was a new thread and wrote to you at end of last thread;)

Maryann ginger
Aug 23, 2011 - 10:18pm


Thank you for that reply. I'm convinced. Gonna sign up in the morning. Today was my kiddo's first day of school and I'm tired. Getting in that early morning routine again is tough! : P

Aug 23, 2011 - 10:24pm

Congrats Turd!

On your web success, notoriety and the recognition you deserve so much for helping to change our world.

Turd, you are the shiznit. ;)

Bless you and thanks... and keep it up!


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