Cold War Gets Hot


Sadly, it appears that the Minsk2 peace accords are failing and that SE Ukraine is once again moving toward hot war. As we've been stating here since early 2014, this is the most important international crisis of our time and certainly the most dangerous. It's time for you to start paying close attention again.

Frankly, there's so much information presented in this 38 minutes that it's difficult for me to summarize it into bullet points. Here's a background article published earlier today that gives you a feel for the current events on the ground. It's helpful, even though it is sourced from "Ukrainian reports" and clearly tilted in a pro-Kiev fashion:

Of course, these weekly JBSFC discussions are NOT tilted in any fashion, which is why they are so extremely valuable for all of us wishing to find fair and balanced reporting on these extremely dangerous events. PLEASE take the time to listen to this podcast and PLEASE be sure to stay on top of this situation. There's so much talk out there about "September crises" and "major events this fall" and everyone is focused upon financial events as the possible root causes. Well, maybe or maybe not. We'll see. Events in Ukraine could once again start to spin out of control and, if they do, the ensuing crisis will be a lot more dangerous than derivative meltdowns and liquidity shortages.



Aug 12, 2015 - 6:07pm

Fair & Balanced


Why expect the media to be against an all out conflict in Ukraine? They can't wait, and many have their bags packed already to go and fill-up the 24/7 news cycle. I can't understand why we really should have any concern over the Ukraine. It is so far outside our strategic interests. The only remarkable thing about the Ukraine is that the top 1/8 of the country glows. I wonder if the whole thrust of Washington (both sides) is to start a good shootin' war to bolster the stagnant economy. Many historians and economists harken back to WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam, and see how much ordinance we dumped and replaced. I remember seeing the factories and arsenals just running around the clock to keep up with the burn. Then we went to surgical tactics that didn't burn 1/10 of the ordinance and equipment. Can you see where we are headed here? The government may indeed see war as a cure. Hell, bring back the draft, ramp up for a 500 ship Navy and an Air Force, Marine Corps, and of course an Army to match. Don't I remember the Soviet Union doing this and going absolutely bankrupt? Oh yeah, and then the sattilite states like Ukraine split off and yada yada yada.

Aug 12, 2015 - 2:54pm

Was Allied Nevada Chapter 11 An Inside Job?


In Docket # 819...Brian Tuttle lays out the play by play.... was the whole drama planned out going into gold's lows?

Motion to Appoint Examiner With Access to and Authority to Disclose Privileged Materials Filed by Brian Tuttle.

To make a long story short...go to page 1 of 45...Well worth the read.

Click on link above Motion to Appoint Examiner or Docket 819 link to desktop or download in adobe pdf...enjoy!

Aug 12, 2015 - 2:13pm

Bigfoot tracks?

Somebody tell Uncle Teddy!!!

he'll have an expedition put together before the weekend. "cha-ching"

Aug 12, 2015 - 1:48pm

Copying this Vault comment here

So that I can tweet it out publicly.

As silver rebounds, it needs two consecutive closes back above the $15.50 level that had supported it since November of last year. The effort made to postpone such a recovery today was remarkable to watch.

First, as you can see below, silver went nearly 2 minutes without even trading at all. Additionally, notice the relative prices of the other metals in this screenshot from 1:19 pm, 6 minutes before the Comex silver close:

Now look at the screenshot from exactly 1:25 as silver was closing. Note that gold, copper, platinum and palladium are all unchanged but that silver has been safely maneuvered back under .50 for a close at .48.

On the chart, it looked like this. First a 5-minute:

And here's the up close, 1-minute version of the close:

This is illegal chart and tape painting but don't expect the CFTC or SEC to do anything about it.

Aug 12, 2015 - 12:52pm

Nice exchange LostMind and Turd

Turd your single sentence says so much.

"The corrupt politicians who gave "the greatest generation" and their self-indulgent kids every free lunch social program imaginable has utterly bankrupted the USA for all future generations."

What the hell can we be proud of at this stage? It gets down to what would we be fighting for if this Ukraine thing continues to escalate?

Just more Fascist world interventions by the whacked out Keynesian/Socialist psychopaths forcing their dollar belief system on the world. What some of them haven't figured out is that horse has been beaten to death and undermined by their own doings of fraud, corruption and unaccountability of the King Dollar system that now acts more like a Banana Republic.

Our forth branch of government the press/news media information has no real analysis on such major issues like Ukraine. The propaganda comparisons of todays news to Hitler's Goebbels become more obvious by those paying attention.

Will the public come around in time to save something of our once great nation? Sadly I question that.

Aug 12, 2015 - 12:44pm

Hmmm. Interesting.

I guess what I mean by "balanced" is in how this compares to the rest of the US mainstream media presentation of the story, which is entirely lacking of any dissent and is full of War Party propaganda.

Aug 12, 2015 - 12:10pm

Fair and Balanced?

Well not about half nearly. Without someone to balance Cohen, and call him out on some of the "facts" he proposes, these broadcasts are merely a waste of bandwidth. Cohen (not Bachelor and Cohen, because Bachelor adds bare little to these broadcasts) is an academic who is never challenged (who wants a bad grade), and his blathering on shows it. If a real live shooting war develops over this God forsaken hunk of the planet, nothing said in these broadcasts will have anything to do with the economic repercussions, the outcome, or the lead up to the same. Cohen's wealth of knowledge, sans the opinions, would be of more use in very high level strategic planning than in a tactical sense. More of how the Russians will act than what to do to affect the situation.

Aug 12, 2015 - 11:35am

Not only that

The corrupt politicians who gave "the greatest generation" and their self-indulgent kids every free lunch social program imaginable has utterly bankrupted the USA for all future generations.

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Aug 12, 2015 - 11:20am

All in the name of National Pride!

When I was younger I would have done anything for my country. What I have learned since then, is that all the fighting has been for a corrupt government and not my country.

So many thoughts, just sickens me to see what "we" have done since WW2...

Aug 12, 2015 - 11:03am



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