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Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 10:22pm Kumanari
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Kumanari -- I got it...

I'm about halfway through the 63 page documents... That's why I said it's quite a bio.

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 10:25pm silverbleve
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7 years

He wasn't sentenced to 7 years for contempt, they kept him for that time as he couldn't produce "evidence" they wanted including gold,historical armour suits computers and other evidence that he had no control/possession of. It was a way of putting him in "storage". Go read about his dealings with Edmund Safra and his untimely demise. Armstrong knows where the skeletons are, I am surprised he is still alive,it wouldn't surprise me if he got suicided/heart attack ala Matt Simmons.

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 10:30pm Aronnax
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CD that's the short version,

CD that's the short version, if you read all his writings he gives pieces in each in a stream of consciousness style.

I love this place!

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 10:35pm
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Great thread Bleve, I will be

Great thread Bleve, I will be coming back here a lot. Thanks

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 10:36pm
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TF,

The site it nice.

Thanks,

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Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 10:40pm Kumanari
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Finally getting a hang of how the comments & replies tie 2gether

I have tried perusing Martin's reports, was fascinated by how strong and disciplined a mind it would take to write out such reports by hand and typewriter (from memory, without any computational aids), but my fundamental economic training/understanding is just now being developed. I got maybe 30-50%

It's kind of hard drinking from the firehose of ZH & the links readers there and here provide, without a sound foundation. Then again, the 'sound foundation' of Econ 101 starts with large doses of bullshit, smoke and mirrors, as do most official explanations of how these markets work -- so perhaps I'm better off this way.

I do plan to go through the full set of works, I am just daunted by the challenge of needing to understand the interconnected dynamic systems of global finance/monetary flow/industry/EE and the lot at his level -- who has had a lifetime of highest-level experience.

It is indeed surprising why he hasn't had an 'accident' or 'medical problem' -- perhaps he constructed a deadman switch along the lines of what you suggested - except this one holding the treasure map(s) to the skeletons in the closets.

Some have worried that his style/direction changed substantially since his release -- do you have any thoughts on this, or why he was released now? Coopted? Gave up? EE feels indestructible/invulnerable and decided to 'take pity'? No longer any need/benefit to applying leverage to keep him inside?

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 10:58pm Kumanari
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Re: 7 Years

Kumanari wrote:

He wasn't sentenced to 7 years for contempt, they kept him for that time as he couldn't produce "evidence" they wanted including gold,historical armour suits computers and other evidence that he had no control/possession of. It was a way of putting him in "storage". Go read about his dealings with Edmund Safra and his untimely demise. Armstrong knows where the skeletons are, I am surprised he is still alive,it wouldn't surprise me if he got suicided/heart attack ala Matt Simmons.

Maybe he's still got the keys to the castle and can make it go boom.

“Gold is the money of kings; silver is the money of gentlemen; barter is the money of peasants; but debt is the money of slaves.” Norm Franz
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 11:03pm Turdle GG
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@Turdle:  Isn't that the same

@Turdle: Isn't that the same thing? Stepping aside necessitates getting out of the way, which means covering their uneconomical shorts.

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 11:23pm Aronnax
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CD..."Firehose of ZH" is a

CD..."Firehose of ZH" is a good description.

As a trader now I found attempts to understand (beyond an overview) were a hindrance to trading.

Best reading for a trading mentality I have done is Taleb's The Black Swan.

Edit: what's with "Johnny Newcome" under all the pics

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 11:31pm
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S Roche - check 'Turdisms' tab up top for FAQ

Community member titles in the forums:

Taking a cue from hisory, we took old miner slang and used those terms to create labels depending on user activity in the forums:

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Moderator: Quinine Jimmy - doctor on duty at a mining camp (also known as "Old Pills")

PS: Is that Alain Delon?

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 11:41pm
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Secret Of Oz

Comforting to see some familiar folks here.

Wow.. Whatta place. This will require some quality juggling skills.

Just watched this again. I believe this is quite compelling, and can give many folks (newcomers mostly) some great info, (and an insight into the friggin movie too!!)

The Secret of Oz - Winner, Best Docu of 2010 v.1.09.11

I'm a believer that if you gain a general understanding of how the money system operates, then you can make more informed decisions when investing in metal. "Creature from Jekyll Island" is another fine read.

I wont score any points by saying that I'm selling some shiny soon, but trading in and out works for my particular situation. My strategy is the same as traders....I'll trade in order to buy more physical. Won't last forever though.

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 11:55pm Vincent T.
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Secret of Oz

Just downloading it now. Watched half of it so far and will have to wait until tomorrow for the second half ( not much band width) "The GRUNCH of Giants" is another great book on this subject. I was introduced to most of this through Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad/Poor Dad) and Mike Maloney (Goldsilver.com) and even though I got in a little late, I did get in. Like Robert says , he is not trying to change the system because it won't happen until there is a major shift in thinking among Americans as to what is actually going on here but what he is doing is playing by the same rules the rich play by in order to accumulate wealth. I need to get this video on a CD so that I can get it into the hands of family. It's difficult to convince them to stare at their computers for 2 hours even though they will benefit from it.

" No one is more enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free"
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 11:55pm
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I admire Martin Armstrong

Aside from his technical genius, he reminded me that markets are equivalent to nature and that nature cannot be mastered by men, no matter how expensive their suits or how smart they think they are. I'm really happy that Martin is no longer "America's #1 Political Prisoner". And I'm really happy about this website! Turd Ferguson is the f*cking bomb!

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 12:03am S Roche
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trading

the trap in Armstrong is trying to time trades using his omens and then getting confined by these broad projections imo. I know the recent COT report is very bullish for Silver. I know they are now holding as many long contracts as they were at the bottom of 08' after the huge selloff. Thats enough for me. I always try and keep in simple. There are alot of smart people trading and many who read and weigh everything. I envy their energy and curiosity but in the end I find that too many cooks spoil the soup. There are so many experts out there obsessing about the precise bottom and top of various markets. I think ironically that that is all beside the point. The point is to gradually accumulate wealth and ounces. One might be able to call a bottom every now and then but will that person in the long run know enough money management to really capitalize on a great bull market full of wild swings and exasperations? I doubt it.

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 12:12am
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Armstrong

I think Armstrong is connected and knows more than he can overtly describe to the public. That said, what gets out in riddles and formulas is difficult to glean tradable info from. Therefore I believe there are other insiders to follow more closely.

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 2:20am
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One thing worth noting is

One thing worth noting is armstrong is bullish on PM's in general, and says so openly. his writing is hard to follow until you reduce it to if- then statements. I have to admit I am a fan just as much as I am of Turd.

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 2:46am
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Martin Cycles

Martin is crazy but worth reading. For those interested in historical/cultural cycles, The Fourth Turning is a must read. BTW: I like Martin but sometimes I think the prison time really damaged his psyche.

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 4:52am Ford_Prefect
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i concur

Ford_Prefect wrote:

Martin is crazy but worth reading. For those interested in historical/cultural cycles, The Fourth Turning is a must read. BTW: I like Martin but sometimes I think the prison time really damaged his psyche.

I agree, Martin is in my mind undoubtedly a genius, however nobody could go through what he went through without it leaving them very very upset.

The dude went from being the king of finance to trapped in solitary confinement. Hard pill to swallow.

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 5:23am TheGoodDoctor
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woody creek range

Spent a weekend or two at the Doctor's "range" in Woody Creek after hijacking my young ass out of the Jerome back in '79 good times in the ZG-925. Course I had just what the Doctor ordered ...Gold from Santa Marta and da kine.

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 5:30am TheGoodDoctor
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woody creek range

Spent a weekend or two at the Doctor's "range" in Woody Creek after hijacking my young ass out of the Jerome back in '79 good times in the ZG-925. Course I had just what the Doctor ordered ...Gold from Santa Marta and da kine.