TFMR Podcast #20 - A Second Visit With Mike Krieger


Back on Wednesday, I had the chance to visit again with Mike Krieger. He's one helluva smart guy and great analyst and writer but his new project ( is something you have got to check out.

On the LibertyBlitzkrieg site, Mike's "welcome" message pretty much sums it up:

"While these are dangerous times, these are also times of great opportunity. It is only in times like these that we can change the world…for better or worse. Our enemies want increased global centralization of political and economic power. We want the opposite. We want freedom. Freedom of speech. Freedom to use whatever money we want to use not have some digital garbage they create shoved down our throats. Freedom to pick whatever job we want and the freedom to live how we want to live. Please join me in the Liberty Blitzkrieg!"

To that end, in this podcast Mike and I discuss our losses of freedom. Whether the topic is the loss of "free" markets or the increasing government encroachment upon civil liberties, Mike is on it and his insights provide the basis for this interesting and informative interview.



May 18, 2012 - 4:29pm

Very interesting and positive

Very interesting and positive week ( for PM bugs, of course). GSR down to 55,5.

FB bugs may start to feel some doubts.

May 18, 2012 - 4:35pm


A quick double-whammy on a Friday. I'm liking it!

May 18, 2012 - 5:33pm

Turd .....unbelievable

i been working hard on my game. 2 top 100's this week and now turd. will go out and celebrate .. stack a little 90% (mercs and walkers abt $20.50 face $) to make up for my recent boating accident.

May 18, 2012 - 5:36pm


Mike Krieger has class...period.

May 18, 2012 - 5:39pm

Silver In a Depopulated World.....

Currently there are approximately 630 million ounces of silver mined out of the ground each year. That means, for each of the 7 billion individuals alive on the planet today, there are approximately 0.09 ounces of silver mined for each individual. Many of the market’s fundamentals point to the diverse uses for the metal and its relative rareness as a reason for its collectively perceived value among men and women over time.

Now, let’s assume that, if there were Ehrlich’s suggested 1.5 billion people alive, production levels would stay the same, made robust by the rolling out of robotics into the industrial sphere. This would therefore mean that 0.42 ounces of silver would be mined for each individual – that’s almost half an ounce of silver.

May 18, 2012 - 6:10pm

Banks Win, RIP "Show me the Note"

For those that are following this, the local court here in Riverside, sort of ground zero for the foreclosure mess in California, has been upheld in the outright rejection of "Show Me the Note" as a valid claim. In short, MERS has the right to foreclose, as does any trustee under the deed of trust. Period.

No more arguments that somehow there was not a proper assignment recorded, or that the chain of title is broken, or that MERS is not legally able to foreclose. In short, banks win, consumers lose, and that is that.

The case came down this week, and is not yet in the official reporter. Here is the info [No. E052943. Fourth Dist., Div. Two. May 17, 2012.]

SALVADOR HERRERA et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Defendant and Respondent. (Superior Court of Riverside County, No. RIC542435, Paulette D. Barkley, Temporary Judge. fn. * ) (Opinion by Codrington, J., with McKinster, Acting P.J., and King, J., concurring.) Cal.App.4th 2012

The case will end up in the published official reports in awhile, but for now, this case will become known nationwide, like the Gomes case. Basically, with the nationwide settlement, and now this judicial stamp of approval on the whole securitization scheme, at least here in So. Cal., expect there to be a lot more foreclosures, and a lot of non-paying debtors being kicked out of their homes.

This should be very bad for the local economy, because now those deadbeats have to actually use some of their unemployment money to pay for housing, which should derail discretionary spending, and send companies like Apple down. Just my prognostication, but the time line on this is over the next six months to a year.

The real estate market definitely has not bottomed yet here.

Sorry to interrupt this thread, but I wanted to post this before I forgot.

Have a great weekend everyone!

May 18, 2012 - 6:43pm

Amalgam of key themes

Love the themes of social, political, financial with historical coating. Manipulation is a sub-topic that must included: health-environment (clean air, water) and a fight for food freedom (topple Monsanto the other EE).

A wall street-central bank ponzi scheme hoodwinking the masses as Mike points out.

This is where the left and right come full circle to unite. Lucha por la lucha.

May 18, 2012 - 7:21pm

So, I filed my corporate

So, I filed my corporate taxes in February, and now the IRS is claiming that I filed them late, three days after the deadline, with a letter dated May 28th, 2012, and have charged an amount that is not listed in any law that I can find, including the law they cited regarding the penalty.

The US kleptocracy is now targeting my personal small business. I will be shutting it down next week if they refuse to wave this BS.

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May 18, 2012 - 7:42pm

Mike's only problem.... that he is a Dukey. Other than that...solid.

It had to be said.

May 18, 2012 - 7:52pm


Hang in there bud

It might take awhile but you'll win out if you're right.

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