TFMR Podcast #13 - The Straight Skinny from Gonzalo Lira

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With everything in Europe seemingly coming to a head very soon, I thought it would be wise to ring up Gonzalo Lira, as he has a much better grasp of the situation than I.

In this podcast, I give Gonzalo free rein to go wherever he wants. Part of that was intentional; Turdites will recall that the Skype connection between Anytown, USA and Santiago, Chile is slow and creates a "delay" in the recording of the call. Part of it was intentional, though, as you all get plenty of my BS on a daily basis. I figured that if Gonzo was willing to give us the time, I might as well let him have the floor.

This call begins with a discussion of the mysterious trillions of bearer bonds rounded up today in Switzerland. From there, we discuss Europe and the eventual default of Greece and then conclude with some thoughts on Iran and the implications of the war that seems to be brewing.

If you enjoy this podcast, I would strongly you to consider becoming a subscriber at Gonzalo's website:

https://www.liraspg.com/

Membership has its benefits. Not only do you receive timely analysis but Gonzalo also he hosts instructive webinars for his clients about once per month.

The podcast runs a bit longer than usual at 50 minutes or so but, if you have the time over this 3-day weekend, I encourage you to listen to the entire thing.

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ClinkinKY
Feb 20, 2012 - 12:22pm
Monedas
Feb 20, 2012 - 12:07pm

Cheer up, Seoul_Stacker !

Long live the bond of freedom, paid in blood and frozen flesh, between free Korea and free America ! Monedas 2012 The best is yet to come !

Vypuero
Feb 20, 2012 - 11:39am

Sovereign Nation?

Is a country that is run by theocrats or dictators "sovereign"? I don't think so. I am not supporting an attack on Iran, as I think it would be stupid, but I don't care about whether or not they are "sovereign" that makes no sense at all - every nation is nominally that, and it does not stop them from attacking one another on occasion. Would you worry that the 3rd Reich was "sovereign" when you opposed their annexation of Europe? Or the Empire of Japan when it annexed half of China and all of Southeast Asia? Suppose neither had attacked the USA. I still believe we would have had every right to declare war on these "sovereign" nations and opposed them. That is a meaningless argument.

Monedaszilverreiger
Feb 20, 2012 - 10:55am

Zilverreiger sounds kind of German ?

This is not an ad hominem attack, first of all ! You are not German ? I sense a middle east connection by your use of the language and your animosity towards America ? I haven't heard you say anything encouraging about Syria lately ? We would like to see your critical vision used to discover other snake pits of evil....and not concentrate so on America ! You flatter us ! I think Clinky has nailed you.....you are a one topic Hate America Troll ! You don't bother me and I will not put you on my ignore list ! (Actually, no one's on my ignore list because I think the ignore list is an admission of weakness !) I hope you stick around so we can shine the light on you and find out what makes you tick ! We will win you over.....it's just a matter of time and you will be waving the flag with the rest of us ! Monedas 2012 Just another American icon having fun for freedom !

NW VIEW
Feb 20, 2012 - 10:41am

@ SEOUL-STACKER & AWAKENING

A great post, thanks. I agree that moving to other nations may not turn out as rosy as we may dream. I have traveled the world for decades and have only found a few isolated cities that I would consider living in apart from Washington State. My grandparent fled from the problems in the "old country" as they called it just before the first WW and lived in peace for the rest of their lives in America. It is "peace and safety" that mankind seeks more than wealth.

We also see a "great awakening" coming to America and the rest of the world. This is not a new thing, it has happened before and is a huge part of the final Answer. My grandparent received their "awakening" in 1913 and it saved our lives both spiritually and physically.

ZILVERMAN
Feb 20, 2012 - 9:31am

SILVER LEASES

Silverleases at -0,4045, is this it waths turd waiting for?

https://www.kitco.com/market/LFrate.html

Key Economic Events Week of 5/25

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ZILVERMAN
Feb 20, 2012 - 9:24am

Is this wath turd is waiting

Is this wath turd
is waiting for? SILVER LEASES -0.4045

https://www.kitco.com/market/LFrate.html

treefrogClinkinKY
Feb 20, 2012 - 9:21am

clinkinky,

reminds me of a basset i once had, by the name of "dragon."

Seoul_StackerSeoul_Stacker
Feb 20, 2012 - 7:41am

Awakening

I'd also like to add, for the doubters, that there is most definitely an awakening of sorts going on. If a simple country boy like myself can navigate his way through the morass of information on the Internet these days to a blog like this, something of great magnitude is happening.

Seoul_Stacker
Feb 20, 2012 - 7:33am

Deeply Saddened

It deeply saddens me to see that so many Americans are thinking about bugging out of their homeland. I've spent the majority of my adult life living abroad, in both Europe and Asia, with treks through the ME, and things are no better there.

If you're thinking about moving to Brazil because you like scantily clad coeds, sandy beaches and warm weather, that's one thing. But if you're bugging out of the US because you're worried about your safety, or the safety of your personal assets, that's another thing altogether and it deeply troubles me. Have any of you guys actually contemplating such a move ever lived abroad, say in Europe where you have to pay 60% taxes? And for what? Socialized healthcare and block vacations? No thanks!

I also stand firmly with ClinkinKY. For all of the eggs thrown at Uncle Sam's face these days (some warranted, some not), the United States holds within its borders some of the nicest and most caring people on this planet, and Americans have a right to be proud of that fact.

For sure, that does not excuse some of the abuses of our government, but I venture to say that there has never been a more benevolent nation in the history of this world, definitely not one that has wielded the kind of world dominating power that the United States currently does.

I ask you this: what nation is going to fill the vacuum of a declining and retreating United States of America? Will it be a nation you would want to live in? Will it be a nation you trust? Think about that long and hard before you wish for the wall to come crumbling down.

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