TFMR Podcast #17 - Chris Martenson

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On Thursday, I had an opportunity to visit with Chris Martenson. Chris is obviously very smart but, best of all, he's just a regular guy. Like most of us, Chris had an "awakening" a few years ago and he has devoted his efforts ever since to preparing his family, as well as the general public, for what we all know lies ahead. I think you'll enjoy this podcast and appreciate getting to know Chris a little bit better.

p.s. I finally found a new recording software that I like and I think that you'll be able to notice the difference in audio quality. There is a bit of a gap, about halfway through, where Chris loses his internet connection. It's only about 5 seconds so I hope that it's not too distracting for everyone.

  34 Comments

boil_in_the_bag_rice
Apr 13, 2012 - 2:57pm

I love this man.

Nice one Turd. Bed time listening tonight. Cheers!

PS: I think you forgot the Amazon link...

boil_in_the_bag_rice
Apr 13, 2012 - 3:02pm

Yes

The technically-challenged Turd doesn't know how to do it. The Tech team will be adding it later.

Be Prepared
Apr 13, 2012 - 3:07pm

Go Turd....

Thanks.... for going the extra mile with these podcasts! :-)

Moderator Jane
Apr 13, 2012 - 3:07pm

link is up now

you can find it above

mapleleaf
Apr 13, 2012 - 3:18pm

Crash Course

IMO Chris Martenson is probably the single best person for putting it all together in a very clear, logical way. I highly recommend watching his Crash Course which is about 3.5 hours (I see he has a 45-minute version too). Whenever I need to convince somebody that maybe things aren't normal, this is where I steer them. Very accessible, no hyperbole, excellent big-picture stuff.

Looking forward to listening tonight. Keep up the outstanding work Turd, don't let the bastards get you down.

CaribSurfKing
Apr 13, 2012 - 4:09pm

Just sold PHYS and PSLV as the US Tres wants its money next week

Made some on PHYS, lost some on PLSV , netted out as making basically no gains in a whole year of semi paper PM investing, lovely!

Thanks Bernanke and the Evil Empire for not allowing me to pay off my mortgage, credit cards, student loan debt, gas bill, electricity bill, food bill, gas for the car, car insurance, home insurance, property taxes, kids supplies, day care... thanks so much so NOT allowing me to spend any money I now don't have for anything that makes life enjoyable, like vacations, restaurants, golf, buying presents for the family etc.... thanks a bunch!

Meanwhile during the last year of making no gains in PM's, bubblalicious Apple doubles. Once again I missed stumbling blind drunk onto the Apple train to richville and am still waiting on the PM platform. Argggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

After selling, I expect PM's to skyrocket, typical!

Whining rant over, for now!

kingboo
Apr 13, 2012 - 4:19pm

Always a bridesmaid.........

Never a bride....... top 10

71185208
Apr 13, 2012 - 4:39pm

Have to look at the big picture

I might sound a bit pompous with this opinion, but many people have a good take on the financial state of the world, a few people have a good take on the energy and resource issues facing us and how the future will be quite different from the past. Vey, very few people are able to present a synctretic understanding of both themes, and as far as I can see, Chris Martenson and a few others (Erik Townsend, Jim Puplava are some) really do better than the other experts when it comes to trying to view all the facets of the problems facing us. It's pointless discussing the problems with currencies, debt and economies and ignoring the other issues Chris talks about, and he's accessible and inspiring.

Strongsidejedi
Apr 13, 2012 - 5:17pm

Note to Cartel

1. I know you are reading this.

2. I know you don't care who I am.

3. I also know you are driving down the price of silver and gold in order to "exchange" at more favorable terms.

4. Do not believe that East Asian interests will oppose your attempt to drive down the costs.

After all, the East Asian nations (Japan and China) have 3 trillion USD FRN's in UST bonds.

That's alot of gold and silver isn't it?

Don't think about going lower than 1620 on Sunday night.

If you do attempt 1580, UST bonds will go cheap and the Chinese/Japanese interests will purchase the European gold reserves from Fed Reserve Bank of New York.

Western European interests should think twice before permitting third parties (i.e. not US counterparties) to withdraw European gold reserves.

Punk-Assets
Apr 13, 2012 - 5:30pm

How is it that you made no

How is it that you made no gains in metals in a year? How is that even possible? Gold is up 14% from this time last year. All you would have had to do is sell just a few of the peaks and buy a few of the dips and you should be up even more that that. I'm almost special needs and I was even able to do that - lmao...with physical metal of course. I don't fugg with the casino. Stops maybe? :scratching head, thinking "no, seriously, how"?:

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12/11 2:00 pm ET FOMC fedlines
12/11 2:30 pm ET CGP presser
12/12 8:30 ET PPI
12/13 8:30 ET Retail Sales
12/13 10:00 ET Business Inventories
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