Jackass Roasting On An Open Fire


In what's become a holiday tradition, The Golden Jackass stopped by Turdville recently to spread some holiday cheer. In this lengthy podcast, The Jackass sums up the events of 2013 and then gives warning regarding the events he sees coming over the horizon in 2014.

Look, I realize that this baby clocks in at about 80 minutes long. Do with it what you will.

  • Break it up into manageable segments (gives you a reason for a break from your in-laws)
  • Download it and listen to it while you drive your family to Grandma's (at 75mph, you could cover about 100 miles)
  • Ignore it completely (at your peril ;)

Merry Christmas to all and, to all, a good podcast!



Dec 23, 2013 - 4:45pm

And if you haven't seen this yet, you need to!

First it was Bloomberg Industries employee Ken Hoffman on Bloomberg TV last week.

Now this??? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-19/how-to-keep-banks-from-rigging-gold-prices.html

Am I dreaming? Did that article actually get printed? And it actually contains these two charts for the whole world to see?

Dec 23, 2013 - 7:25pm

And the GLD puked out another 8.40 mts today

Either Friday's addition was a misprint OR someone saw the fresh meat and gobbled it up.

You may recall that Friday saw a surprising ADDITION to the GLD "inventory". Total "gold" in "inventory" jumped from 808.72 mts to 814.12 mts.

And it's GONE today after a massive 8.40 metric ton withdrawal sets the total "inventory" back to 805.72 mts.

"Inventory" is now down 544.20 metric tonnes YTD or 40.31%.

Just since the price bottom is late June, total "inventory" has declined by 163.78 mts or about 17%.

Again...just for fun...544.20 metric tonnes, once shipped to Switzerland, re-assayed and re-cast, could also be stated as 544,200 of these:

Now, most "Western" Kilobars are about 9mm thick...so...assuming the new official Chinese bars are roughly the same size...if you stack all 544,200 of them, one on top of the other like dominoes or Pai Gow tiles...you get a stack of Kilobars that is 4,900 meters high or roughly 16,000 feet.

Chew on that while you chew on your holiday Roast Beast...

Dec 24, 2013 - 12:12am



Dec 24, 2013 - 12:27am

what ?

How can this be??? Where is everyone. Just finished Mon night steel and was checking results so stopped by to see daystars harvey report. Wow, just a few up.

Dec 24, 2013 - 12:29am

Something to eschew

Something to eschew (apologies if already posted elsewhere)


Dec 24, 2013 - 12:55am

Keep hitting the top ten...

... But keep missing the first.

oh well.

Merry Christmas everybody!

Dec 24, 2013 - 1:21am

top ten

tuff making the top 10 so i seized the chance..... yeah just got back home from the road doing the full tilt boogie and figured i would check in to see what was happening in the world..next i see a new thread with 80+mins of jim willie. unfortunately it will have to wait until tomorrow.

Dec 24, 2013 - 1:23am

Here's a must watch for

Here's a must watch for Turds

Gotta love Scorsese. Made a career out of observing gangsters and crooks. Love the release date ! Christmas Day.


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Dec 24, 2013 - 1:29am

US retailer Target is being

US retailer Target is being sued by at least 11 customers over a credit card security breach that saw details of more than 40 million cards stolen.

The lawsuits, each seeking class-action status, were filed in US courts in recent days and seen by the BBC.

Meanwhile, major US banks have moved to limit damages by restricting spending on debit cards.

This is what Argentus was referring to regarding his comment on capital control (underlining highlighting mine)

Dec 24, 2013 - 1:30am

God bless you!

For making this public. It will be 2 a.m. before I finish this.

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