TFMR Podcast #19 - Jim Willie


Like many of you, I know what is coming. I can see all of the pieces of the puzzle but I don't quite have the knowledge and expertise needed to bring all of the pieces together into a clear picture. Jim Willie does.

In this podcast, Jim takes today's seemingly unrelated headlines of European sovereign debt, JPM hedging losses and paper gold price drops and ties them all together into a tidy little package that clearly shows where we are headed in the not-too-distant future.

I think it's safe to predict that you will greatly enjoy this podcast and rank it among the best we've had to date.



May 12, 2012 - 1:02am

Open to all truths, new possibilites

The Nixon and Bush connection to the Dallas and LA (RFK) assassinations are well known, the assertion that LBJ was behind the JFK assassination is very well known. Students of US foreign policy know 1823, 1848, 1857, 1898,...1947, 1954, 1961, 1973,...2001, 2003...

US is usually on the wrong side of history, one that's interwoven with private central banks, private corporations, generals needing wars and coups.

Jim Willie is right-on concerning the current financial happening;, don't get too hung up on the Kennedy comments other than to accept that anything is possible, the truth is way beyond fiction, like the genre magical realism. Just listen to the financial media today: confidence is up. Protect your 401k, IRA, be prepared for anything.

charles williams
May 12, 2012 - 1:03am

It's fine to disagree with

It's fine to disagree with somebody, but to think Jim is off the mark because of his view on Nixon re JFK is, I believe, foolish. Unless you're brain dead, you should be aware 9-11 was an inside job or at the minimum involved USG factions. At the minimum. We still don't know for sure who pulled off the JFK murder, but it was obviously an inside job. Many foreign nationals automatically assumed it was a coup from within. Nixon despised Kennedy and later became president. Many people think those who visit sites like this and believe in metals over fiat paper to be wing nuts. Now some of you evidence this kind small-mindedness when hearing a view on another issue outside of your own small mental box. Maybe open you're mind a bit and get an education outside of the metals world.

May 12, 2012 - 1:55am


I think Willie is entertaining but he is so full of his own left brained intelligence that I think he improvises and exaggerates and tells stories that have little basis in reality. The stories appeal to the gold buggers because they offer the warmth of hope.

For basic reality please consider Dan Norcini all thru this last week. Deflation is the theme for the time being and that is all that is important, the rest is just nerds gossiping about this or that and entertaining the imagination. Sells subscriptions too.

the notion that they blew most of Kennedy's head off but he lived and was hidden on an island in Greece to survive out some indefinite time as a vegetable is completely absurd and betrays an unwell and overheated brain. Anyone who knows anything about rifles knows that last front shot was an instant killer.

May 12, 2012 - 2:24am

Chris Duane saying it with attitude

Nice presentation. Well worth the watch.!

More pain to come, I fear, but the liftoff will be spectacular. Ask anyone who saw the first one. Sit tight...Be right.

Kennedys and Bens are excellent stackables...

Sharks are circling the criminals. They smell blood. More brushfires being lit. Payback is a bitch.

Thanks for what you do TF.

Happy Mothers Day moms.

A shout out to the rabblerousers... Take a hike.... you're spineless, valueless, and you're stinking up the air.

Best wishes to the entire community. Eyeswideopen

thurd aye
May 12, 2012 - 2:48am

bullion vault,questions?

On another matter entirely,is the fact that this site hosts an ad for BV a sign that it is endorsed as kosher? I realise that this is not necessarily true,but I am thinking of a wee investment of that type soon.Could someone let me know what they think of these people? I notice it is London based aside from NY and Zurich as vault centres.

I know if it's not in my hands,it is not mine,and I tend to agree with that.

J.Willie interview excellent stuff,thanks.

thurd aye
May 12, 2012 - 3:08am

note to mods and long..

..headline writers.You put too many words into your title and the tip hat gets covered.I can not tip you through these words.

Stack on !


May 12, 2012 - 4:43am


Some things in life you have to continually reanalyze and revaluate.

I remember when I first went hard core into diet and fitness. I'll be honest with you, it wasn't fun. It can be very rewarding, but in general, its painful and time consuming. When you find yourself in those kinds of predicaments, you have to constantly remind yourself of why you are doing it. Another example of this is faith. If you are religious, you have to constantly remind yourself why you choose to be. Otherwise you will lose track of what you are doing. Another example of this is personal academics and studies. The life of a student is difficult and taxing.

All these things are disciplines. They take effort, and they take time.

If you become discouraged, it can sway your goals. You can fall to the other side and become cynical of those who remain there. As if they know less than you, now that you have switched over.

Don't allow your impatience and pride to steal from you the great reward of patience and hard work. After all, this is not very hard work at all. If you want to know what hard is, I will give you my fitness planner. This is not hard work. It is simply buying and waiting.

I'd also like to add that many people enter into disciplines, but only do so because of the initial thrill they give. Some people go into fitness because they want to feel good. When they start feeling good, they stop going. Some people go into religion for the same reason. Eventually they stop gathering with their religious friends and drift away, move on. Some people go into academics thinking they are going to win the noble prize, but merely party for a few semseters and drop out.

Some people decide to start stacking gold and silver, thinking the market is just going to go up and up and up, and never come down. They got drunk on the rush of last year, and now they are going through withdrawls.

Let those who want to fall away do so on their own. But for those of you who still have some juice left in you, hold on, stand strong, disregard the cynical posts of others. They no longer have this in common with you.

May 12, 2012 - 5:45am

Willie, JFK, Elvis, and the Tsar's gold in Kremlin -- Part 1

Very interesting interview.

Now, as for the JFK story and the Russian Tsar's gold in those secret chambers under Kremlin ---

JFK -- Yes, president Kennedy lived with Jackie Onassis-Kennedy and Elvis on the island Skorpios in a hospital owned by Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis. However, according to other sources, at first, he was secretly flown to a hospital in Poland. When he emerged from the coma in the late 1960s, he was crippled, frail, and mildly brain-damaged. Then he was flown to Skorpios, to join Jackie and Elvis. In 1971 the European tabloid Midnight ran a photo picturing Kennedy, Jackie, and Kennedy’s two nurses going for a walk on Skorpios. For some reason, Elvis wasn't on that photograph. Well, it wasn't a good photograph anyway, they didn't have Photoshop yet.

So, is it true? Well, based on the fact that Elvis was missing on that photograph, American writer Truman Capote presented his own findings and ideas in a 1971 newspaper article. According to Capote’s version, Kennedy never emerged from his coma and lived in Switzerland, not Greece. Later, being under enormous pressure from many non-believers, Capote retracted the story, admitting that he had intended it as a silly piece of fiction. But I think that he got a phone call from Elvis...


That's even better story (to be continued).

tpbeta TF
May 12, 2012 - 6:09am


No I wouldn't discount everything he said. The JP Morgan stuff was an interesting thesis. But requiring proof is not a normalcy bias. There's quite a wide scale between total BS and credible, and he pretty much ran it there and back (IMHO)

Not that I mind. The guy has an interesting mind and your interview technique got the best out of him. Personally I still think the best podcast by far was Trader Dan's. I sometimes replay that to remind myself that's exactly what I think, if I was experienced enough to put it into words. Would love to hear a Norcini/Willie double header. You can do that with Google hangout.

May 12, 2012 - 6:17am


After listening to the podcast I was left with the feeling Jim Willie and I live on different planets, so maybe that alien reference wasn't too far off. Still, always good to be exposed to a variety of opinions so thanks, Turd, for making this happen. One thing is sure, though - I won't be joining his fan club.

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