Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and The Jackass


On Thursday, our pal Jim Willie stopped by for another holiday weekend podcast. Making it even more special was conducting this program in our A2A format where our Vault subscribers got to ask the majority of the questions. The result is 90 minutes of compelling audio that you're definitely going to want to hear.

This was, as usual, great fun and extremely informative. Jim must have answered about 20 questions from listeners, covering topics as diverse as:

  • The current status of DeutscheBank
  • The impact of Brexit on the euro and NATO
  • Turkey's "reconciliation" with Russia
  • The coming paradigm shift in the global monetary structure
  • Whether silver be included in any new, asset-backed global currency regime
  • His thoughts on a proper allocation between gold and silver
  • And much, much, much more.

It's going to be a long, 3-day weekend and US futures markets won't re-open until late Monday. So sit back, relax and enjoy yourself some Jackass. I promise you will not be disappointed.



Jul 4, 2016 - 5:37pm

ole bill...

...a member for nearly a whole day b4 trying to pump his site...right on!

Jul 4, 2016 - 4:48pm
J SiefertOwtovit
Jul 4, 2016 - 3:52pm

Re.: Brexit...a locals chat

@ Owtovit Glad to see most Kiwis have their heads screwed on the right way.

Jul 4, 2016 - 3:33pm is now open for new posters. It is still focused on Gold, Silver, TRX, MUX and similar areas.

Angry Chef
Jul 4, 2016 - 3:29pm

The American Revolution, Part I: The Secrets Buried at Lexington


Happy Independence day !

Now take back your Constitution and Bill of Rights and hang those Globalist Oligarchs that have destroyed your once great nation !

Joseph Warren
Jul 4, 2016 - 2:38pm

@Tyberious - I loved that article you posted !

by Legalman. Gave it a hat tip - and got quite a few chuckles out of it. :) There are many real historical points that he made. I confess to having a bit of the idealist streak running through me. The only problem with that - - is we live in a world where ruthless opportunists exist. People to whom 'Might Makes Right' rules. For example, I would really prefer that there would be no governments at all. That might take care of a lot of headaches. April 15th for one, speeding traps for another. But how to effectively defend yourselves against vast nations that are organized and ruled under governments ? I don't know. Many great minds have pondered that & havent come up with an answer. Like in other times & places throughout world history, - the native American population was over run by vastly larger numbers of people with far superior military technology. (Genghis Khans' horse archers also come to mind and his conquering of vast lands and their peoples.) And Jefferson was very concerned with a European power moving into the territory sold by France and becoming a dire threat to the young nation. How do you have a nation strong enough to defend itself without eventually creating a central government which is oppressive to the very people who they are supposedly defending ? We could always just go thermo-nuke at such an outside threat . . . but that seems counter-productive in the long run !

In another area - free trade. I'm all for it. In theory. I've read the Austrian economists and they make good sense. But what if 'free trade' isn't really free and isn't really fair ? How can a free people compete against foreign people who are virtual serfs ? What if the trade deals are written in such a way to benefit only a very few - while domestic industry is destroyed ? On the other hand, how do you prevent tariffs from being used to protect & enrich fat inefficient industries who are politically protected ? (Such as was the case with the US auto industry as a whole ) ? Beats me. The only point I'm trying to make is that these are very complicated issues with often conflicting desired outcomes. I'll likely always have a bit of the idealist in me (I think this was true of many of the American founders also). But sorting it all out is damned difficult and an on going process. Just look how opposite things look now compared the original idea of limited and divided government. - JW

Jul 4, 2016 - 2:20pm

Brexit...a locals chat

caught up with old mates last Friday night....we are all kiwis with kids now all born in the UK and we have lived in the uk from last 15-25 years, we all went to the same schools and grew up together back in godzone.....


3 of us voted to leave.....the other poor bastard spent 4 hours, 6 bottles of red wine and multiple beers trying to tell us we were wrong!

the Brexit crowd included an ex Marc Rich hedger, a city of London financial lawyer and me....a lowly civil engineer actually building infrastructure for those fuckers to get to work to screw me....go figure...the Bremainder is a brilliant IT engineer...

anyhoo for us brexitiers it was all about sovereignty and reclaiming control of our and our kids control of our destiny compared to unelected Marxist bureaucracy...our VERY intelligent bremainer just could not get his head around this....little Brittain....xenophobes..."chicken little" the economy will crash because of Brexit....etc etc


Like you all we are all sick of the BS and lies....time is on our side NOT theirs

stack on

Jul 4, 2016 - 2:15pm



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James Crightonpbfurn
Jul 4, 2016 - 2:13pm

@pbfurn - 10:33am post

I rather like compwiz's posts. May I suggest that if they "annoy" you, you use the ignore button - it is there for just such situations. Thanks.


Jul 4, 2016 - 2:13pm

Jim Willie...I wish him well and hope he is right.....this time.

"The silver breakout will be one to behold in the history books"....But, didn't he say ( a year or so ago), that all the miners would go to zero?

Correct me if my memory is wrong......(don't think I'm in the best mood today....not sure why....Taking my doggies for a walk).

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