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Fireworks with The Jackass


It's another three-day, U.S. market holiday weekend so you know what that means...a visit from our friend, The Golden Jackass himself, Jim Willie.

Much has changed since we last spoke with Jim a month ago...but much has stayed the same, too. If you want a reminder of where we left off in late May, here's the link: https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/podcast/10164/thursday-conversation-jim-w...

For today, I mainly just a dropped a quarter into Jim's back, pulled the string and left him go to town. You'll find that my voice fills only about two of the sixty minutes...and that's fine. You hear enough from me on a daily basis, anyway.

A few of the key subjects upon which The Jackass opined:

  • Covid, vaccines and his new report dedicated to health issues
  • The need for continuing, relentless and infinite QE
  • How The Fed is calling in select, dollar-based debt
  • The threats to and from the CCP
  • And a whole lot in between

Remember, you can find all of Jim's work at his website: www.golden-jackass.com

Have a great weekend!



Jul 5, 2020 - 6:50pm

What do you think?

I recently heard Jim Sinclair mention he thought gold would be confiscated, with the possible exception of US coins. Some here mentioned it and I took note and began thinking about it. This weekend, I heard EB Tucker say that he thought gold would eventually be confiscated, but gave no specifics as to form. As such, I interpreted that to mean all forms. What do you think?

1. Will gold be confiscated?

2. If so, all forms or which particulate forms?

3. Will silver be confiscated?

4. If silver will not be confiscated, should one convert when and if there is a warning? I know it could be a fast event that would preclude this.

Jul 5, 2020 - 6:29pm
Jul 5, 2020 - 6:20pm

Yes, of course, Fatherless Children, Minimal Family Structure

That said, there is only one way out (for any of us): Education

Quote from brother Malcolm...
(murdered by FBI agents in Nation of Islam)
Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world.”
— Malcolm X


Stanford Professor Thomas Sowell has just released a book on the disaster and corruption of Public Ed.
(for ex: Baltimore has highest per capita student income into the system yet graduates NO students able to pass math or English comp after grade 12)
(Trump was correct about the useless, now dead, politician Elijah Cummings.


A leading conservative intellectual defends charter schools against the teachers' unions, politicians, and liberal educators who threaten to dismantle their success.


Jul 5, 2020 - 6:20pm

Coronavirus permanently forced Europe to change economic policy

The coronavirus pandemic has permanently changed European economic policy, locking in a more extensive set of monetary tools and forcing the creation of a powerful joint fiscal plan, according to European Central Bank policy maker Francois Villeroy de Galhau. Villeroy said that exceptional ECB measures introduced in the wake of the global financial meltdown and the euro-area sovereign debt crisis -- such as negative interest rates, quantitative easing and long-term bank loans -- are here to stay.


RickshawETFTexas Sandman
Jul 5, 2020 - 6:14pm

Coach Lou Holtz


Edit: Sorry, I tried to insert the image, but . . .

His quote: "I never learn anything talking. I only learn when I ask questions."

Thanks, DB! (Look below)

Jul 5, 2020 - 5:32pm

Two subjects

You really can't do anything about HR but I like your style. No-one seems to have yet considered whether wearing a mask screws up all those facial recognition cameras. Guess it doesn't matter is you're smart phone equipped.

Jul 5, 2020 - 5:15pm

on that chart

The big gray area that has the box stating "estimated actual infections" is the estimated curve of ACTUAL Covid cases in the US. Little to no testing in March and early April...combined with the HUGE amount of asymptomatic cases...led to a massive underreporting and misunderstanding of the true size of the outbreak when it peaked in early April.

So now even though we are getting a perceived surge in "new cases", the total number of cases is falling versus what it had ACTUALLY been three months ago.

Or look at it this way. The chart below shows the total number of cases on a relative basis if today's number and sophistication of testing has been available in March-April.

The actual rise we are experiencing now is dwarfed by the actual cases which the US had back in April. We do not know this b/c we are testing a greater percentage of our new cases now, as compared to back then (~3% vs 25%).

This is perception spinning & cannot last forever. pic.twitter.com/iWaMx6vQCk

— Ethical Skeptic ☀ (@EthicalSkeptic) June 30, 2020

And here's one more....this is a great chart, too. Look at ages where the cases are (the light gray) vs where the deaths are (orange). And then look at the Covid mortality risk by age versus just plain old mortality risk by age.

Jul 5, 2020 - 5:07pm

Streber -- Chicago murders, problems start in fatherless homes

These 6 men have had 87 out of wedlock children...

Iyanla Speaks to 6 Men Who Have 87 Children with 50 Different Women | Iyanla: Fix My Life | OWN
Texas Sandman
Jul 5, 2020 - 4:55pm

all you can do is all you can do...

encapsulated in the serenity prayer that starts AA meetings. It's an important principle for life.

Covid-19, limited anesthesia resources in the face of unlimited and ridiculous surgical demands, whatever.

We've gotten about twice as busy as before Covid-19. So, of course, you get the sociopathic surgeon booking a full day of elective cases on July 3rd, a hospital holiday (with anesthesia call coverage only). The call person has a bad outcome in the OR & is tied up with one of those elective cases that winds up in the ICU rather than going home. I get called in to deal with labor & delivery as the backup. I go do postops from the prior day, so he isn't facing that at dinner time after a day of that crap. A GI doc cancels another semi-elective case because she's "tired of waiting". Because I'm being helpful to my buddy, I get a full ear full of the OR director carrying on, "if we only had another room...". You don't have another room (bitch!). EXCUSE ME! L&D called the first call. He was tied up. He had them call me. I had an epidural running and was on the hook already.

All you can do is all you can do. You don't put other patients at risk. You don't fraudulently bill in two anesthetic locations at once. You don't put yourself at risk personally or professionally.

If you obsess and think about what can happen you're on your way to neurosis, drugs, excessive drink, ulcers or worse. And it's particularly important to take that lesson to heart in a specialty where you have to be OCD to be any good at all with it. There's a reason why anesthesia leads the pack for drug addiction and suicides. It has nothing to do with availability and everything to do with the personalities of those doing it.

dryamTexas Sandman
Jul 5, 2020 - 4:40pm

“Hysterical rant”

Those are nice words in attempting to trigger someone over the internet. I suspect if we knew each person in real life we'd probably like each other and there would be no commentary like that.

You state some good points with Vitamin D, zinc, melatonin, etc. I take them as well. People just have to make sure they aren't taking too much. People should also be aware that roughly 90% of active vitamin D comes from sunlight exposure. 20-30 minutes a day is usually sufficient and time beyond that gives diminishing returns. Also, sunblock and darkly pigmented skin block the conversion of vitamin D. There's plenty of evidence low vitamin D levels correlate with severity of CV-19 illness.

For people who are sick enough to be hospitalized with CV-19 and "recover" there are a fair number who have permanent medical sequela from the illness. There has yet to be a good quantification of these sequela, but they clearly exist and are absolutely not rare. Even something like losing one's sense of taste or smell is a big deal. That type of thing not only greatly impairs quality of life, but also commonly causes long term nutrition issues which lead to a plethora of other medical conditions. Trying to marginalize and minimize my post by characterizing it as "hysterical" and a "rant" is absurd. I agree people should not live in fear, but at least for me I do not believe in living in ignorance. I'll take the red pill any day of the week. I like to know my risks and behave accordingly. Death from CV-19 does not worry me much, but the potential associated medical problems are something I do not want to have any part of. I exercise, try to eat fairly healthy, keep close to my ideal weight, etc. I certainly don't think anyone should obsess over stuff like this, but many people do want to know their health risks and live their lives accordingly.

Yes, there's been data to suggest immunity but "suggest" and "prove" are two completely different things. There's some data that suggest Remdesivir helps, but the reality is it does two things: jack and shit.

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