A streaming fountain of Truth

Since we may all be thinking of other things instead of metals today, and seeing that chart this morning with silver swatted down yet again, I am certainly focusing on other things. Well, perhaps the bankers just gave metals a mean look and said, “Get back in your room!” rather than a full trip to the woodshed.

(My gut says, “If silver really does drop to single digits, crack open the piggy bank [credit] and make a purchase.”)

In an effort to give Turd a break, I thought I’d share some history and thoughts on that pesky first amendment. It even seems to be relevant to recent discussions, even this morning as the SGT report has been deleted from Youtube (as pointed out by two of our watchful members, AlexP23 and Ben Stakin).   see https://www.real.video/channel/sgtreport

What is free speech… and why? How does “hate speech fit in to all this?”

While sorting through a lovely pile of Mercury dimes looking for key dates the other night, I was casually listening to an interview that my wife was watching on TV. The gentleman said something we all need to say about the state of the news media, “Don’t tell me your opinion! Tell me the facts. I’m mature enough to make up my own mind.”

His comment moves toward the heart of “Free Speech” and to why we have laws to protect it in many nations. But few people today (excepting most here at T-ville) know its origins, would be able to define it, or explain to others why “free” forms of government vigorously protect it. Alas. And today it faces two newer threats that have worked so far. Let’s take a brief look and then talk about its limitations.

A long time ago if you spoke against a tyrant, you would lose your head or worse. Killing political opposition who said the wrong thing solved the tyrant’s problems. But as populations grew from tribes into nations, simply murdering ones opposition grew in difficulty. So the tyrants slowly learned that they merely had to control the flow of facts and “arguments,” to controlled the citizens. Idi Amin was an exception, who continued this traditional practice in Uganda throughout his rule in the 1970s.

The invention of writing presented a problem for the tyrant. While an offending author could be hanged, the ideas could still circulate and grow, with the force of a martyred author as empowering them. And after Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1439, controlling ideas became even more difficult. All of a sudden, a work could be printed much more affordably and spread more widely. The tyrants needed to stop the spread of ideas. So, they began enacting laws restricting certain publications.

England reached a crisis beginning in 1644 when the Puritan cleric John Milton published Areopagitica—a defense of freedom of the press in response to a British law that allowed publishers to only print “approved” documents. Above all, Milton strived for the discovery of “truth.” Understanding that humans use civil discourse, or argumentation, to find that truth which was not revealed in the scriptures, Milton explained[JDM2] ,

“Truth is compar'd in Scripture to a streaming fountain; if her waters flow not in a perpetuall progression, they sick'n into a muddy pool of conformity and tradition.”

I know of some blogs that resemble that muddy pool. Milton continued his argument by criticizing the officials that would approve or censor ideas, pointing out that they might be incompetent and possibly corrupt, and warning of the degradation of the intellect that would follow:

“A man may be a heretick in the truth; and if he beleeve things only because his Pastor sayes so, or the Assembly so determins, without knowing other reason, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds, becomes his heresie.”

Milton, lawbreaking Puritan that he was, had to publish his treatise illegally.

Thereafter, England entered a period of political struggle that saw the beheading of a king, the Cromwellian revolution, abdication of the House of Stuart, a 2nd more civil revolution, and the installation of a German king as the House of Hanover was given the throne it retains to this day. Consequently, the British parliament gained power, while the monarchy gave ground. Who knew that the printing press would have such a profound effect?

More problems arrived as printing became ever more affordable. People started publishing anything and everything, including “trash.” The only solution was to allow everything to be printed and trust people to make reasoned decisions. But they had to be educated since human nature tends to embrace pithy, one sided aphorisms (sayings) about important complicated issues.

A century later, the US Bill of Rights honored Milton’s ideas by outlawing censorship in this country. John Stuart Mill reaffirmed the views of Milton in On Liberty, arguing for continued freedom of the press to ensure an educated citizenry with the knowledge required to judge between good ideas and bad ones. Mill wrote,

“He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them. But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion.”

In Mill’s world, we must not fear the opposing view; rather, we allow its dissemination and thoughtfully consider issues with all the facts & arguments in hand prior to making a decision. The practice of “civil discourse” was the only way to achieve this ideal. Rules of argumentation and use of evidence were refined and taught in composition and oratory classes to young students. Alas that “argumentation” is not really taught until college today, and then only as an elective subject.

More recently, Freedom of Speech has faced new challenges. As mass media have evolved, a further shrinkage of ownership (and control) restricted the free interplay of ideas. I trust we have all seen that classic chart showing ownership of all the major news outlets by a mere 6 corporations. We are learning that large banks head that list of owners with a 21% share of all large corporations, compared to 1% ownership by private individuals.

For a short while, the advent of the internet interrupted the control of information and ideas away from the large networks of newspapers, radio & TV, offering a new form of dissemination for ideas to reach the public. Unfortunately, the rise of google and other corporate search engines has effectively hidden knowledge by controlling search results. Meanwhile, news corporations control the narrative with a over-simplified, often-fallacious, and highly censored version of world events, facts, and arguments that effectively steer free thought into pre-determined outcomes that continue to support those in power.

Wise, curious people seek out sites like this one where ideas can be debated, but the large majority of world citizens continue to consume what the powerful feed them.

More recently, a 2nd challenge faces free speech. Since the mid-90s, a new form of speech has made headlines, yet it has proven difficult to define. Thinking citizens recognize the threat of “hate speech” to a free society, but what is it? Can it really be as simple as Wikipedia defines for everyone? “speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as race, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, gender, disabality, sexual orientation, or gender identity." ” Actually, John Nockelby, just a typical law professor, wrote that definition. But Judge Alito of the SCOTUS wrote,

The idea that the government may restrict] speech expressing ideas that offend … strikes at the heart of the First Amendment. Speech that demeans on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other similar ground is hateful; but the proudest boast of our free speech jurisprudence is that we protect the freedom to express “the thought that we hate.”

These two disagree. Alito defends the individual’s right to speak his mind, even if it offends a person or group. But practically speaking, no official definition exists when Nockelby is the first hit in an internet search, and you have to dig for Alito.

Practically speaking, “Hate speech” has been defined by the corporate media, largely liberal in their politics, and applied to nearly any idea that pushes back against the liberal ideology. Moreover, the definition appears quite malleable, continually twisted to the whims of the public.

I had the privilege of studying with Mike McGee (a bit) & Mike Osborne (a lot) as I was completing my doctoral studies at the University of Memphis. These two researchers hold the same level of influence in the study of Speech, Rhetoric & Propaganda as Oppenheimer & Einstein hold in the science of nuclear physics. Just before his death, in an open letter sent to the Communication discipline’s listserve, McGee offered an 800 word working definition of hate speech. Its a bit to long to post here (send me a PM and I can forward it, if you want to have a copy).

McGee explains that when an individual engages in threats or name calling, against an individual or group, even with an implication of action, that we must consider the victim as able to take care of themselves in the face of the speakers opinion. The name calling can be protected by our free speech laws.

McGee turns the equation around when a group offends a person. When more than a single individual disparages or makes threats (McGee says 2 is enough), the victim faces a genuine threat from that group. The speech has crossed a line from symbolic expression into a “speech act” due to the implied force of the group. The implied or real threat could result in a violent action.  

McGee exemplifies the principle in action, citing the research of Mike Osborne & John Bakke.* They demonstrated that public comments by influential political and religious figures created a “climate of violence” surrounding the Memphis sanitation worker’s strike of 1968, culminating in the assassination of MLK by James Earl Ray (I actually attended the lecture where Osborn read their paper to a group of 400 enthusiastic academics.) (The conspiracy is a debate for another blog.)

We haven't even discussed Psy-ops and fake news that even further muddy the waters.

McGee traces King’s death to the public comments of local luminaries, and thus defines those public comments as “hate speech” that created a climate which invited the violent act. McGee, as an individual and professor, was as liberal as you can find. And if we cannot look to the top speech professors in the world for a good definition of “hate speech,” where do we find one? Do we leave it ot lawyers? Wikipedia tried. But most people read and accept Maxine Waters definition instead.

Ironically, today we find the liberal left activists, champions of equality and treating all people with respect, promoting and creating a climate of violence against right leaning citizens and politicians.

When a model of the president’s severed, bloody head is publically displayed by a popular comedian, when congressional members are advocating “push back” against the president, when a Hollywood luminary says “Fuck Trump” at a public awards event, our nation is subjected to the hate speech of liberal leaders… and the violence is beginning to grow. Most recently, the president was modeled in a guillotine beheading by socialist activists.

I expect things to become more violent if these leaders do not change. According to current US law, they could be jailed if McGee’s definition carries weight with the judge—and it should.

Is there a solution?

We need to call for free speech and civil discourse as we call out hate speech from leading public figures. All of us must embrace civil, rational argumentation to settle issues, advocating for the free expression of all ideas with no censorship, or internet censorship by our favorite search engines.

I must be willing to patiently hear out my liberal colleagues at school, perhaps learning something if their facts and arguments are solid, and be willing to adjust my views. And by Mill’s advice, I cannot honestly critique opposing views until I fully understand them.

The propaganda has to stop if we all want to recapture the virtues of parliamentary rule. We must stop portraying the left or the right with exaggerated cardboard cutouts of one another that only slightly represent the most extreme views. The alternative is ugly. To cite an aphorism, “cooler heads must prevail.”

Which brings us to precious metals, silently suffering the effects of another kind of hate speech by the economic mass media. A quick word search of the words “should I buy gold” brings up a gold-bashing article from Forbes as a top hit: “Four Reasons Why Gold Is A Bad Investment.” US News published the latest one. If gold was a corporation, it would sue Forbes, US News, and many other publications for libel over multiple hit pieces published in the past 10 years.

Gold doesn’t care. Gold is patient. One day it will triumph.

* Michael Osborn & John Bakke (1998) The melodramas of Memphis: Contending narratives during the sanitation strike of 1968, Southern Communication Journal, 63:3, 220-234,

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AGAU's picture

another Monday another

another Monday another slappin'

SS121's picture

Good show Dr. J

Gold doesn't care, indeed!

Ben Stackin's picture

PM's getting pimp-slapped again

you have to wonder if this isn't the Bankster Industrial Complex saying to China, Russia, India, Turkey, etc... all those non-Western private central bank-controlled countries that are stacking phiz like crazy, "stack all you want, at the end of the day we can drive the price to zero, and our printing press fiat will still be what the world uses for commerce".   If the western nations like US, UK really don't have much if any gold left, the natural reaction would be to drive the price down so that those who do have gold don't have any kind of advantage.  A vain, hubris-filled line of thinking, IMHO.  But this could go on for a really long time, given the power of the Western banksters and those who control them.

Diversify.  Kansas farmland is weak right now.  People gotta eat.

pabste's picture

The Night Watchman!

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. 

Democrats in Congress said, "Someone may steal from it at night."

So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?"

So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions,and one person to do time studies.

Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?"

So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One was to do the studies and one was to write the reports.

Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?"

So they created two positions: a time keeper and a payroll officer then hired two people.

Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?"

So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $918,000 over budget, we must cut back."

So they laid off the night watchman.

NOW slowly, let it sink in.

Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter. Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY during the Carter administration?

Anybody?

Anything?

No?

Didn't think so!

Bottom line is, we've spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency, the reason for which very few people who read this can remember!

Ready??

It was very simple... and at the time, everybody thought it very appropriate.

The Department of Energy was instituted on 8/04/1977, TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.

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AND NOW IT'S 2018 - - 40 YEARS LATER -- AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS "NECESSARY"

DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR. IT HAS 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND

APPROXIMATELY 100,00 0 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES; AND LOOK AT THE JOB IT HAS DONE!

(THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY, "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?")
34 years ago 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports. Today 70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports.

Ah, yes -- good old Federal bureaucracy.

NOW, WE HAVE TURNED OVER THE BANKING SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT?
What can possibly go wrong?

Hello!! Anybody Home? 'Drain the swamp'!

Signed.... The Night Watchman

GoldHermit's picture

Control

Yep - it's all about control.  Look at the politicians, almost to a person they work on controlling us - laws, restrictions, permits, etc.  Do you want to be free to run your own life, or do you want to be told what to do.  The weak and ignorant choose the latter.  Socialism is the last gasp of a dying empire.

canary's picture

Long bonds dropping like a rock...Why?

fut_chart.ashx?t=ZB&cot=020601&p=h1&rev=

canary's picture

Long bonds....just noticed the COT below the graph

Commercials going short on them.

canary's picture

Steepening yield curve can also bring recession....

Due to higher yields....Am I right?

Dr Jerome's picture

night watchman

Love that story pbaste. I was just thinking this AM that to "Make America Great Again" we simply need freedom...to be free from these gov controls, to be free to start businesses. Entrepreneurship and free local capitalism will solve much.

This doesn't help: 

from zerohedge (No need for journalists or editors if the stories are dictated from a higher source)

The New York Daily News announced plans on Monday to cut half of its newsroom as part of a broader restructuring plan at the newspaper, reports NBC News

Among those departing will be editor-in-chief Jim Rich and managing editor Kristen Lee. 

SS121's picture

Long bond chart going lower, why?

Because the little red line is descending. 

why?

because the computer program that generates chart prices needs it to be lower at this time based on all the criteria for which it is programed to operate.

---

The gauges and meters (charts) on the display in the flight simulator below all work together to present the most realistic experience possible.  as do the system's charts.

Redbird FMX FSTD

consider turning away from the displays presented and exiting the simulator

(cease believing "market" narrative based on no verifiable facts)

Katie Rose's picture

Yellow Jacket Killing Fields

I live on 20 acres. We are infested with Yellow Jackets, thousands and thousands of them.

My sister received a call from a friend who told her he had information about how to kill yellow jackets without using poisons and was she interested?

Of course she said , "YES!!!"

So the next thing I know she is asking me to go outside and harvest the dead Yellow Jackets. This is well after dark, about 11:30 PM. The first week we harvested well over fifteen pounds of dead Yellow Jackets!!! The first night we got over 3 pounds of  dead Yellow Jackets!

Here's what she is doing.

She is filling a large [30-50 gallon] plastic garbage can with water and adding some dish soap.  Then she is taking rounded skewers (I don't know what they are called) about 3 feet long and a quarter of an inch thick, and skewering meat with them. The meat must have a bone in order not to fall off the skewer. She places the skewers with the meat over the open, soapy water filled garbage cans. It doesn't matter what meat you place on the skewers. So far she has used chicken, pork, and salmon. The Yellow Jackets won't eat fat, so she cleans the fat off of the meat.

The Yellow Jackets become so full they fall off into the water and drown. We take a sieve with us to harvest the Yellow Jackets. We just run it through the water and up come all the dead yellow jackets! It is very amazing.

We have two garbage cans far away from the house and every night the can's water is completely covered with the dead Yellow Jackets floating on top.

CAUTION!!!!

Do not put out the meat or harvest the Yellow Jackets until well after dark. This is to avoid getting stung. These are nasty creatures, and they love to sting when they feel threatened.

ANOTHER CAUTION!!!

I don't know how well this will do on a city lot due to neighboring children. (I grew up in Seattle, and a garbage can at the back of our city lot would have worked.)

Our two garbage cans are well away from the house.   At night we drive to one of them. And, it doesn't seem to matter how many we have killed, every night there are more dead ones floating on top of the water. A flash light is a must in harvesting the dead insects.

argentus maximus's picture

The phrase "hate speech" has

The phrase "hate speech" has been inverted.

I mean that words to the effect of "I hate you!" has been replaced by words to the effect "I hate what you are saying about me!"

In this way the concept of hate speech has been made into a linguistic-legality wherein a non-victim creates a crime by claiming victimhood.

This inversion of the function of audible communication therefore becomes a censorship tool administered by those who control the medium which asserts that the claim of victimhood, by a non-victim recipient of complaint speech, is a true and verified, and justifiable claim. In this way the reporting process lends weight to the claim of victimhood, and therefore a victim of alleged hate speech.

So, for a hate speech trial to take place there must be an alliance and coordinated sequence of action between the non-victim complainant, the press, and the enforcers of the law: the police together with the courts. A short examination of these parties will discover the existence of "reeducation" committees, bodies, and workplace courses, a whole reeducation industry all constructing the architecture of hate speech enforcement, and coercing individuals within the above institutions to comply with hate speech policy.

The source of funding for the reeducation bodies is government, in particular international forms of it, and privately funded non-government organizations (NGOs).

In other words this entire hate speech apparatus is a part, a component, a division, of a larger sovereignty seizure campaign fought against nation states from outside them. It is a defacto removal of the power of national majorities and elevation of minorities to create deadlock within the power-flowing -from-the-grass-roots-people process of democracy. That deadlock in people power allows top down power to prevail.

abundance's picture

great info everyone today. thanks.

eom

Thomas More's picture

Enjoyed your essay Dr J

These past few days I have been engaged on a "discussion" on a friend's facebook page who published a hate article on Pres Trump. My friend is Canadian, as am I - I am a French resident. His facebook page is filled with like-minded people who encouraged his opinions. Eventually our discussions became difficult because not all of us are searching for the truth - and willing to question our own premises as being perhaps false. 

For me a key word is Tolerant/Tolerance. We are at risk of having opposing definitions of the same word. Where the Left thinks if you close borders - are patriotic and not Globalist, if you like the idea of dialogue with the Russians - don't want war with the McCoy family, if you question what you read in the newspapers - opposed to Groupthink, etc  you are judged as intolerant which in a subjective argumentation on their part opens the door to fraternal (group) correction. On the Right we watch this with amazement as normally intelligent people totally "lose it" - any amount of discernment which they may have had otherwise - and the contradiction of their actions, logic, with any possible definition of Tolerance.

I had to "Unfriend" him. I took my time to tell my wife as he is a friend - but I have lost him as a friend. Much like what infometron posted a few days ago - a link warning about losing friends through divisive thinking. 

I am not totally in agreement with an aspect of your conclusions - yes we have to be tolerant and patient in their place. But we don't have to be Masochists, accepting Groupthink punishment. The Gospel tells us as a sign to those that reject us - when we are not accepted in a town - in leaving being careful to take off our sandals, tapping them together so that we don't carry with us even their dust on our feet. 

Dr Jerome's picture

food for thought

Thomas,

Yes, there are topics where one must stand their ground. As a college speech & communication ex-professor (now a lecturer) I work with the leftiest people you can imagine. One professor last year stood in front of her class and said "Fuck Trump" to all a class full of students. These poor kids get daily indoctrinations from these really smart people they look up to. AS far as I can see, the left only has grounds to castigate Trump on teh grounds of his "sex life and some crude comments." But Bill Clinton got a pass on all that, with HRC backing him up, and was elected to two terms by the left in spite of multiple sex scandals. The left cannot see their own hypocrisy. My day is coming to call out some leftys at the university or risk supporting their views via my silence--impressed upon me by groupthink. And I may have to dust my feet and leave, if they don't fire me.

Argentus,

Thank you for your take on the hate speech issue. You have deep insights on many subjects and the skill to articulate them clearly. This "deadlock" over issues by empowering a minority goes beyond just keeping us distracted with bread and circuses. The people really feel like they are politically active, but those pre-chosen issues keep us just as distracted as netflix (and their social indoctrination).  Hope I am paraphrasing you accurately.

Thomas More's picture

Dr J

Along the same lines - if you have the time - I think it is worthwhile looking at the "logic" in this article. As I feel it affects us PM holders greatly. Namely Bankers in Control of our destiny. Do They really have OUR best interests in mind? 

There are many people who question the veracity of the "Govt" published figures - including GDP. That a strong USD kills Gold and Silver - we have had  a good taste of that. That a strong USD can be provoked by a short squeeze based on higher interest rates squeezing foreign commodity producing countries to liquidate to keep the creditor at bay. 

My opinion is that Deep State is squeezing to force liquidation at favorable prices for themselves, that a strong stock market can also be achieved using derivative products (and increased debt to create them), that the consumer is in a very precarious situation. All of this is masked in this lady's logic.

 https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-should-thank-his-lucky-stars-that-the-fed-wont-listen-to-him-2018-07-23

abundance's picture

Argentus, please repost your hate talk post..

it's not as easy to find as I thought..I need to reread. Thanks.

AGAU's picture

ex new york daily news

Not sure how lying, spineless, two faced, sell  out asshole will look on their resumes??

silver10sguy's picture

Crypto Universe Continues To Grow

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-23/bitcoin-etf-nearly-certain-win-approval-later-year

The financial system continues its death march and gold, silver, and crypto could all be part of a new alternative future.  Interesting discovery while watching you tube videos that the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 included many deaths of those men in opposition to the Federal Reserve which was born the following year.   One very suspicious fact with the Titanic's guest list were those people that did NOT board the ship for the maiden voyage.  One I remember well was JP Morgan!!!

Dr Jerome's picture

AGAU

"Not sure how lying, spineless, two faced, sell  out asshole will look on their resumes??"

I suppose it depends where they are applying. CNN might love it!

I considered including a quote above from Bernard Tabaire on freedom of the press that discussed the state of news & free speech in Uganda. The author cited some of the abuses there by Idi Amin:

"Munno editor Father Clement Kiggundu was burnt alive inside his car; news photographer Jimmy Parma was shot; Munno journalist John Serwaniko was found dead in his police cell; television journalist James Bwogi was murdered. Many more were jailed. Others chose exile. The news business as we know it died. So did Uganda."

We should take note that these days, instead of being martyred, jailed or choosing exile, journalists will "sell out" to their corporate and Deep State overlords. And in the selling, will swear to all that they have not, that their stories are fair, unbiased, creating the sham of a press that we have today.

Bernard Tabaire (2007) The Press and Political Repression in Uganda: Back to the Future?  Journal of Eastern African Studies, 1:2, 193-211, 

silver10sguy's picture

JP Morgan/Titanic/Federal Reserve Video

It is a fact that 3 of the richest and most powerful men in the world OPPOSED to the Federal Reserve did die from the sinking of the Titanic.  JP Morgan conveniently decided to miss the maiden voyage at the last minute.  Hmmm.......

AGXIIK's picture

It's all BS said the Watchman

As he tucked a billion up his sleeve

Create another bureaucracy

Just know it will never leave

Jihk2431's picture

Tesla's fraud is unraveling...could get interesting soon

nm

Mickey's picture

Tesla

is threatening bankruptcy of suppliers do not fork over cash

the stock is 3% off its low today

whats it going to take?

the last thing our markets need is a major BK of one of the hot stocks, like Tesla or NFLX. Yet both are knocking on the door.

think not just stock losses--think bigger--the suppliers and banks (creditors in the aggregate) some of which could be in trouble as they need the Tesla payment to keep on surviving themselves.

It becomes a big domino game.

The US govt gave tesla 6 billion in grants money pissed away. Our money. The govt is about to reduce the tax credits from 7500 per car to 3750 because tesla is close to selling its 200,000th car.

thats another 1.5 billion

and the clock is still ticking at 3750 per car. plus the other automakers with electric cars.

the issue is why does government have so much control.

Mickey's picture

when do the shorts flip the switch and take profits?

and even go long.

just asking

Ozymandias's picture

But don’t forget that 52 million Americans

have an I.Q. of 85 or less. That’s just the way it is when you use a bell shaped distribution curve for developing an Intelligence Quotient. And remember that it is 85 OR LESS. I have to work with a large number of the public and it requires some discussion and explanation of choices and requires some understanding. Many of these people try, but their oars are simply not long enough to reach the water. I am not a formal educator but I see my granddaughter doing extremely well in elementary school but she doesn’t reason well until she is challenged to do so. She seems to believe what she is told by a teacher is always correct or else they would not be telling her a particular “fact”. Fortunately she is bright and will think outside of the box when challenged but I think many of the disseminators of “facts” know that there are 52 million that will just accept whatever they are told. I don’t know the solution but I am always trying to get people to reason; not just accept my positions but reason.

I am going to Keep Stacking and I always like a sale.

pabste's picture

NOVO News

Nice pop in Novo today? News coming out?

RickshawETF's picture

NOVO

Strange that NOVO's pop didn't seem to affect Kirkland Lake's price.

Out of 158 million shares of NOVO outstanding, KL owns 25 million (15.8%) . . .

And Eric Sprott, personally, owns another 10 million!  cool

Angry Chef's picture

You Tube is Even Worse Than Big Brother, They DELETE HISTORY...

...Altogether

Update from Sean at the SGT Report. What a pathetic company youtube has become. Here is a perfect example of what happens when you allow freedom to flourish. Youtube has been a huge internet success to date. And now watch what happens to youtube over time as they become more tyrannical. They'll end up in the dustbin of History. Freedom of speech doesn't exist in America and the West and probably most of the World.

https://www.sgtreport.com/2018/07/you-tube-is-even-worse-than-big-brother-they-delete-history-altogether/

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