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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 - 9:37am

Giant virus spreader

Centralized air conditioning ,,,,, most of the air we breathe has likely been recirculated , when we breathe out the air it has to go somewhere it has to pass through or around a mask some masks have vent ports !!
Probably all of it - indoors anywhere in the south

Jul 5, 2020 - 9:25am

next 4th of July

Tough times ahead, no doubt, but here's hoping the next 4th of July, 2021, includes gold and silver as real money. With a solid foundation (of constitutional money), the house (society) built atop that foundation generally fares better. 2021 isn't that far off. Incredible.

Jul 4, 2020 - 10:59pm

Happy 4th to everyone in Turdville!

Home Free - God Bless the U.S.A. (featuring Lee Greenwood and The United States Air Force Band)
Jul 4, 2020 - 9:27pm

An amazing man died this week in Texas.

Leonard Scarcella, Mayor of Stafford Texas, was the longest continuously serving mayor in the United States having been first elected in 1969 and continued in office through his death last Sunday. His lengthy term in office however was not the his biggest accomplishment, not by a long shot.

He led a six year battle to establish the only municipal school district in the State of Texas, and gained the approval of the Feds in doing so. I believe, but I am not positive, that the reason for establishing the Municipal School District was so that the students in his city would not have to be bussed to different schools far away from their homes in the far larger school districts where Stafford was located. The city is racially and ethnically diverse and has been for many years and throughout his leadership. But here is the one that is going to blow your mind because in 1995 he was able to eliminate city property tax for all taxpayers, commercial and residential, through a sound and disciplined fiscal approach making Stafford the largest city in Texas to abolish city property taxes. As icing on the cake, the city’s General Obligation Debt was eliminated in 2014. I don’t know if he was stacker or not but I would guess that he was. RIP

Jul 4, 2020 - 6:51pm


Maybe so but I still feel hoodwinked. Two things I do believe now.

1. 3 years ago the NIH (Fauci) approved and funded "gain of function" research on the corona virus, specifically in Wuhan. So in essence or fact the guy who was responsible for the pandemic becomes a household name and the "savior" to many. Not me.

2. God doesn't like his creation messed with and the virus is shedding the additions. Man's first sin was to be like God and they have never stopped trying.

boomer soonerMickey
Jul 4, 2020 - 6:39pm

Seems it's type O

Good article on diffences between blood types.


​By Alexandra Becker June 29, 2020

Blood type may affect COVID-19 outcomes, study shows


Blood type may play a key role in determining who contracts COVID-19 and how severe the illness becomes, according to a recent report published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

Researchers studied 1,610 COVID-19 positive patients with respiratory failure.

“Our genetic data confirm that blood group O is associated with a risk of acquiring Covid-19 that was lower than that in non-O blood groups, whereas blood group A was associated with a higher risk than non-A blood groups,” researchers concluded.

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Study participants were spread throughout seven hospitals in the Italian and Spanish epicenters of the pandemic and each were defined as having “severe” respiratory disease; those patients were compared to approximately 2,000 healthy individuals.

Based on the early data and despite the relatively small sample size, the study corroborates other reports, including one from Wuhan, China, where the SARS-CoV-2 virus outbreak originated.

Yet inherent limitations of the NEJM study mean it’s too soon to definitively link blood type to COVID-19 outcomes.

“I do believe there is likely a connection, and the question is: What does this word ‘outcome’ mean?” said Ang Li, M.D., an assistant professor of hematology and oncology at Baylor College of Medicine. “The cases are not a study of all COVID patients versus all non-COVID patients, and it’s not a study of all severe COVID patients versus all non-severe COVID patients. It’s comparing the severe COVID patients versus everyone else without COVID. So, it’s hard to know if it’s an increased susceptibility to infection or a severity question.”

Still, Li said, the data suggests that a connection may exist. If it holds, he said, the conclusion would follow results from a 2005 study published in JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) examining SARS-CoV-1—the “original” SARS virus that created an outbreak in 2003. That study also found an association between ABO blood groups and disease susceptibility, with individuals with Type O less susceptible to that virus, as well.

Scientists do not know exactly why blood type could influence a person’s susceptibility to these viruses, but authors of the NEJM paper suggest that variations in biologic mechanisms in ABO blood groups may play a role, specifically in their immune response.

“We have different antibody profiles based on our ABO blood type,” Li said. “Also, there are some theories about how some of these ABO genes, based on the protein they’re encoding, might affect some of the receptors where the virus binds and can alter how someone becomes more or less susceptible to the virus.”

A person’s blood type is determined by the presence or absence of specific antigens—A and B—which are molecules on red blood cells that trigger an immune response. A person with Type A blood has the A antigen on red cells and a B antibody on their plasma; a person with Type B has the B antigen on red cells and A antibodies on their plasma. Individuals with Type AB have both A and B antigens on their red cells, but neither on their plasma, and those with Type O have neither A nor B antigens on their red cells, but both antibodies are present on their plasma.

One theory is that because the immune systems of people with Type O blood already have antibodies for both A and B, their bodies are more equipped to identify foreign proteins—including those on the surface of viruses.

“There are potentially some changes in the immunogenicity in the human host based on the ABO typing,” Li said.

Some of the conditions observed in COVID-19 patients—including blood clots, strokes and thromboembolisms—may also vary in severity based on blood type, adding another possible explanation, Li added.

“In the ABO blood group, there is evidence that there is increased susceptibility in Type A versus Type O for increased risk for venous thromboembolism, such as pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis,” Li said. “That … has been confirmed in multiple different studies.”

In addition to finding a potential link between blood type and COVID-19 severity, authors of the NEJM paper detected a cluster of six genes with potential relation to COVID-19 severity, as well. The authors reiterated that further study was necessary for both connections, writing that the “pragmatic aspects leading to the feasibility of this massive undertaking in a very short period of time during the extreme clinical circumstances of the pandemic imposed limitations that will be important to explore in follow-up studies.”

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Jul 4, 2020 - 6:20pm

Hilltopper I heard that these Antifa and BLM groups are using

professional fireworks both in their riots as asymetrical pieces of war fighting tools. They are also detonating these very loud M 80 type of explosives to distract, annoy and harrass the locals. It's done to get people accustomed to fireworks so that when the balloon goes up people won't get riled up or call 911 because it's 'just fireworks' when it's actually small arms fire.

Bix Weir was commenting on these fireworks going off in his neighborhood in Oakland. He got the 411 about this diversionary tactic

On another front BLM is lined up outside the McCloskey manse. From the video it appears there is a bigger gate and the McCloskeys have hired armed guards. This could get kinetic PDQ

Jul 4, 2020 - 6:06pm

For all you ProMaskers

When do we get to take them off? Ahh yes, NEVER.

Jul 4, 2020 - 5:58pm

Where is Tex?

I hope the Sandman is o.k.????????????

Jul 4, 2020 - 5:54pm

Boggs you were not wrong


What we were seeing coming out of China was completely different to what has been seen in the rest of the world with the exception of a few early hot spots.

You were not wrong based on the info you had then.

Angry Chef said from the start that this was bullshit and sent me a pm stating that. I did not say to him my opinion at the time because i just didn't know and was keeping an open mind. Now i think one of two things. Either Angry was right all along or what was released in Wuhan was a very contagious and deadly virus that was known by those who created it to have a rapid mutation rate that would result in it quickly becoming less fatal and contagious by the time it reached the rest of the world and soon after becoming no more than a cold if not less. I hasten to add that i have no knowledge or facts to back this up it is just a feeling based on what i have observed. I think this scenario is the only one that ticks all the boxes and answers a lot of contradictions. Posters with knowledge like SteveW may have a good insight as to the plausibility of that thought.

Regarding Billhilly's post, I have a 84 year old mother who suffered a heart attack some years back. Although i think that what is going around in Britain (if anything) is bullshit i will not take a chance on my mother's life (maybe my fear is being played). I will exercise social distancing with her and ask her to be careful and take all precautions but for myself i am not worried at all but respect the choice of others.

The big question in my mind now is what's next? Is this a dress rehearsal for the big one or are we going to continue in this "new normal" with the young generations already conditioned to social media addiction now being conditioned to isolation and total reliance on social media for interaction with fellow humans?

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