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For the new improvements and format.
I for one am glad that all of the dead forums are archived and no longer cluttering up the forum sections.
Cheers, S. Rex
Which is why Wall Street despises Precious Metal Stackers.
Stacking (ie Saving in PMs) by its very nature is Deflationary, causing lower prices for discretionary consumer goods, thus hurting Corporations' and Wall Street's bottom line.
Ergo, there will be not be any CNBC/ MSM cheerleading for Stacking in PMs.
So keep on stacking PMs and don't spend it until you get far more value than what you paid for it.
Big banks are now essentially setting up “fraud funds,” or “fraud trusts” to cover litigation costs
One interesting item from Andrew Hoffman's Nov 7th Article was the steadily rising premiums in Junk Silver ever since Oct. 27 as Silver prices were dropping, well before the U.S. Mint announced depleting its inventory of ASE's.
"In addition to the firm knowledge that the technical funds have sold the outrageous amounts certified in the COT reports, driving silver prices below the cost of production---and any free market price level, another certainty exists - all of the short silver contracts added by the technical funds since July must be bought back at some point. Short (and long) positions in COMEX futures contracts must be closed out at some point by delivery or by an offsetting purchase (or sale). In the case of the technical funds’ short positions, the delivery option does not exist since the technical funds are not capable of delivery of any meaningful amount of physical silver.
Please allow me to state categorically that there is no “cash settlement” option on any COMEX futures contract where the long holder of any silver contract demands delivery and puts up the necessary funds. If a long futures contract holder advances the money, the physical delivery must occur; otherwise a contract default will occur. Such a delivery default would, in effect, lead to an abandonment of trust in the COMEX as a viable venue for any type of trading and lead to litigation and the ultimate closing of the exchange. They don’t call them futures “contracts” for nothing. -Silver analyst Ted Butler: 05 November 2014
"I'm still amazed by the internal goings-on within the silver market. The mystery buyer in silver eagles for the last couple of years, the continuing manic in/out movement at the Comex-approved depositories for almost four years now---along with the counterintuitive deposits intoSLV during this latest engineered price decline, the latest deposit occurring yesterday. And not to be forgotten are the 'unblinking' non-technical fund longs in the Managed Money category that increased their record long position by another 2,361 contracts during the latest reporting week.
This has all the hallmarks of a silver market that's hand-to-mouth---and within spitting distance of a serious physical shortage. This will result in phenomenally higher prices at some point---and those that control the silver price and know the actual supply/demand fundamentals are positioning themselves for that day, and have been for several years now.
Ted Butler has been going on about this for a long time---and it's beyond my understanding why other commentators aren't even mentioning these historic happenings, even if they have to steal this research without accreditation." Ed Steer
I like them.
Wonder if we could by default have the free articles from the main page be posted as a thread in the forums.
In other words have a forum for Main Street articles that would look and act pretty much like the old Main St with replies allowed. This is better than just starting a thread about the article because the original article content would be at the start of the thread.
Having 10 threads to follow is tiresome. If the main street discussion were to be streamlined into a single thread back here in steerage, that would make the TFMetals experience a lot simpler. This could be a vast improvement.
Having said that, the most meaningful limitation to a good online community was the fact that every single main street public thread was dominated by interlopers. The finest minds and leading contributors to this site were continually engaged in patient and professional debate about the very premise of our community, the rapidly decaying foundation of the global economic system.
Instead of exploring real issues, our best decided to engage with people who truly don't belong here. The government/corporate funded trolls would hide behind a persona of "Oh, I thought you Turdville people were supposed to be open minded and critical thinkers. I guess you really just want an echo chamber."
I think most of us are capable of distinguishing discourse among members from the disease of debating trolls.
I hope somebody documented the super-human patience TF showed before shutting off the accounts of the incredibly few banned posters (before the International Brotherhood of Trolls were asked to replace Chevy with "credentialed medical professionals", etc.).
Anybody gone back to see the web properties of some of the former contributors here? With all due respect, that's an echo chamber.
If, in pursuit of non-echo chamber status, our finest minds continue to engage in debate about whether water is wet, the rest of us will tire of scrolling and just simply move along. It's really, really, easy.
Most of us fall somewhere in the area of anti-statist, libertarian, anarchist, freedom-loving, nonaggression principle type people. So, banning posters is not cool, for the most part.
The trolls have sucked the air out of the room and there's not much else worth reading or posting. Should they be redirected to their own forum?
Consider this: if you forced some of us into a forum because we wouldn't STFU about geoengineering, I'd fill the thread with photos from the skies above my head. Want to deny it as theory? Fine, let's go, I'll rip your ass to shreds with evidence.
If you forced zman, alonzo jackinoff, clownman, and their coworkers into a forum for reality-denial, they wouldn't be able to function because their entire role here is to ruin the experience of others. Their employers wouldn't pay them to debate each other.
I'm sure glad the comment button at the top still works when it is clicked on...
as it would be really cumbersome if I would have to go through every thread to see if there are any new posts!...So still...not much has changed...because at a glance...if I see an interesting post...& want to reply to it...by just clicking on that post...after clicking on the comments button...it still takes me right to that post...regardless of any thread that post is in!...Hopefully...the comment button functionality will remain the same!...A lot of the new people who have just come on board...may not be aware of this!...
Great post 57Goldtop!!!...
Bag Of Gold
Way back, you offered to make me a custom avatar for this site. Still game? I have an idea or 2.
If so, I'll post the idea in Art in Motion for your consideration.
Dave in Denver posted this today:
UBS To Settle Gold/Silver Manipulation Activities
Permanent gold backwardation = global meltdown ahead
Author: Dr Fraser Murrell
Posted: Sunday , 09 Nov 2014
Website was definitely worth the trip and checking out.
Let's see what they have in store before the Monday Open
This Is What Happens When Trying To Get To The Bottom Of The UBS Gold-Rigging Scandal
Looks like Platinum has voted too. LOL
Come On Gold & Silver! Get with the Vote!
Which thread therein?