Summarizing Our Predicament

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Tue, Apr 17, 2012 - 3:44pm

In the past 24 hours, two terrific pieces of "research" have been published by a couple of prominent Turdites. The presentations do such a fine job of summarizing the monetary part of our current predicament that I decided to create this entire new thread around them and begin a discussion.

Let's start with this brief presentation by Brent Johnson of Santiago Capital in San Francisco. It's concise and to the point, which makes it ideal for you to copy&paste the url into an email that you can send to every single family member or friend whom you are trying to "enlighten".

https://play.goldmail.com/rjsk8p9o2cr2

Hot on the heels of Brent's work comes this great new blog from Chris Martenson. Following along on a similar theme, Chris statistically makes the case you've heard me state around here for ages, namely that "tomorrow is NOT going to be like yesterday".

https://www.chrismartenson.com/blog/trouble-money/73469

By the way, if you haven't yet, now would be a good time to listen to last week's podcast with Chris. It's about 25 minutes in length but well worth your time:

https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/podcast/3659/tfmr-podcast-17-chris-martenson

And now that you're done with these three assignments, anyone want to buy some gold?? TF

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  134 Comments

zilverreiger
Apr 18, 2012 - 9:54am

Apr 18, 2012 - 9:59am

Re Too much safety/victimless crimes

Absolutely. The government has really cracked down on my ability to harm myself - I am left with illegal drugs and riding a unicycle without a helmet around and around the house. My father-in-law said the other day, in reference I think to the warning on the inside of our car door that tells you you might hit your head on it, that 'there is a dangerous trend towards safety'. We had one child (and yes, sad) die on a school trip in a swimming pool when my youngest was in grade 5 - not at our school, or even from our home city, or in our province - and the principal of our school made a rule that no kid could go within 60 feet of the edge of any water. Made our trip to Pioneer Village on the St Lawrence a real hoot. 10's of thousands of kids from Ontario go to Quebec for school trips, and vice versa (because nous parlons le francais, le bas) and they all swim in pools every year. My kid skate boards - and I hate this - he simply won't wear a helmet. Now I could 'make' him, and then he would take it off once he was around the corner. I could take away his skate board - yeah - that would really help him - he lives to snowboard and skateboard - and his marks are great. I could take away his skateboard and he could get hit by an asteroid. When they made better hockey equipment the game got more vicious as well - so minimizing risk maximizes risky behaviour - always a trade off.

Excalibur
Apr 18, 2012 - 10:08am

Xty

ClinkinKY
Apr 18, 2012 - 10:14am

(No Subject)

In my best Dana Carvey impersonating Poppa Bush voice: "Not gonna' do it":)

achmachat
Apr 18, 2012 - 10:14am

candle sticks...

so... what's up with all those red candle sticks on the metal charts?

does the EE know that I'll have lots of cash coming in next week? Again.. thank you, dear EE, for giving us so much more time to stack!


Apr 18, 2012 - 10:17am

Food must not be eaten?

Now that is a warning I did not need! We used to practice getting under our desks in grade school - but they forgot to tell us not to snack! We could all have been killed - but at least we wouldn't have been hungry as we were immolated.

SaratogaPrepper
Apr 18, 2012 - 10:27am

ClinkinKY

Darn! I was waitin' too!

Marc Grail
Apr 18, 2012 - 10:46am

Central Banks Favour Gold

"Signifying the mood of caution among the world’s central bankers, 71% of those polled said gold was a more attractive investment than it had been at the start of last year. Central banks made their largest purchases of gold in more than four decades last year and have continued to buy the precious metal in the early months of 2012. " https://www.zerohedge.com/news/central-banks-favour-gold-imf-warns-“collapse-euro”-and-“full-blown-panic-financial-markets”


Apr 18, 2012 - 10:47am

and now the hypocrite goes to Costo

Off to support the corporate giants. Costco ho - just really for chicken strips for the puppy-pie. And to get some snacks for the nuclear attack - I love nothing better than being a scoff-law! Now where is my Iolite?

zilverreiger
Apr 18, 2012 - 10:48am

xty

it's hereby forbidden to stop breathing

boatman
Apr 18, 2012 - 11:28am
Magpie
Apr 18, 2012 - 11:51am

Lovely

https://www.infowars.com/tsa-to-search-bags-question-passengers-on-houst...

Feds to watch for suspicious activity, pre-crime behavior

Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee unveiled the program, labeled Bus Safe, during a press conference on Friday. According to a Metropolitan Transit Authority of Houston (METRO) press release, agencies involved in the scheme will, “ride buses, perform random bag checks, and conduct K-9 sweeps, as well as place uniformed and plainclothes officers at Transit Centers and rail platforms to detect, prevent and address latent criminal activity or behavior.”

“While local law enforcement agencies focus on overall safety measures noted above, representatives with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will also be on hand, lending their counter-terrorism expertise and support during the exercise,” states the press release.

Dr Bob
Apr 19, 2012 - 12:13am

You all are forgetting something

Nothing is at it seems. You really think that TPTB dont know that this is all happening? do you really think that the system is going to actually crash?? come on, they know whats going on, they created it!!!! this is all planned to crash, and then the new system (which they have already created) will be slid right into place. they wrote the book, its their game. gold and silver arent shooting to the moon unless they allow it to or want it to. Dont you all realize that this is all planned??

ClinkinKY Magpie
Apr 19, 2012 - 10:05am

@ Magpie-The same Sheila Jackson Lee who thinks...

...that Vietnam is still separated by North and South. We're so screwed.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee on North and South Vietnam

Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee unveiled the program, labeled Bus Safe, during a press conference on Friday. According to a Metropolitan Transit Authority of Houston (METRO) press release, agencies involved in the scheme will, “ride buses, perform random bag checks, and conduct K-9 sweeps, as well as place uniformed and plainclothes officers at Transit Centers and rail platforms to detect, prevent and address latent criminal activity or behavior.”

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