A2A with The Doc of SilverDoctors

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It was great fun to visit with my pal, The Doc, today. It was also highly informative as we discussed the dynamics of being a bullion dealer and how this impacts physical supply and demand of gold and silver coins.

Among the topics discussed in this 53-minute call:

  • How does "coin allocation" from the US Mint work
  • What does it mean to be an Authorized Participant at the wholesale level
  • How do large dealers manage risk and inventory
  • What types of coins are the biggest sellers and why
  • The advantages of 90% silver and why people own it
  • Current demand and supply trends within the industry

And much, much more. This was an extremely informative discussion, the likes of which you're simply not going to find anywhere else. Please carve out some time to give it a thorough listen. And, of course, you can always find excellent deals at www.sdbullion.com.

TF

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yesca6James Crighton
Aug 12, 2016 - 12:28pm

Defeatist?

Thanks JC. We will see.

Antony von Clearwell
Aug 12, 2016 - 12:09pm

Aaaaaand....

There go the PM-s again..... Sinking in progress........

infometron
Aug 12, 2016 - 12:09pm

Whew

Jumped back out just in time! Crikey!!

Orange
Aug 12, 2016 - 12:08pm

New Post

Okay I hat tipped Turd, but won't post first.

James Crightonyesca6
Aug 12, 2016 - 12:06pm

@yesca6 - 9:04 am post

Yesca, you are a defeatist - and I will have no part of it.

jc

infometron
Aug 12, 2016 - 12:02pm

Such anthropological aporias!

Well, maybe its not just a human condition...

Dr. P. Metals
Aug 12, 2016 - 11:57am
Dr. P. Metals
Aug 12, 2016 - 11:51am

Fascinating

Small excerpt From screw tape letters intro, I find this absolutely fascinating. Does this not also sound exactly like people today regarding, well, everything? Politics, finance, economics, etc...the scope is far wider than "religion" in application. This is how the father of this world works, and people doesn't even realize it. I encourage everyone to read it very carefully.

--

MY DEAR WORMWOOD,

I note what you say about guiding our patient's reading and taking care that he

sees a good deal of his materialist friend. But are you not being a trifle naive?

It sounds as if you supposed that argument was the way to keep him out of the

Enemy's clutches. That might have been so if he had lived a few centuries

earlier. At that time the humans still knew pretty well when a thing was proved

and when it was not; and if it was proved they really believed it.

They still connected thinking with doing and were prepared to alter their way of life as

the result of a chain of reasoning. But what with the weekly press and other

such weapons we have largely altered that. Your man has been accustomed, ever

since he was a boy, to have a dozen incompatible philosophies dancing about

together inside his head. He doesn't think of doctrines as primarily "true" of

"false", but as "academic" or "practical", "outworn" or "contemporary",

"conventional" or "ruthless". Jargon, not argument, is your best ally in keeping

him from the Church. Don't waste time trying to make him think that materialism

is true! Make him think it is strong, or stark, or courageous—that it is the

philosophy of the future. That's the sort of thing he cares about.

The trouble about argument is that it moves the whole struggle onto the Enemy's

own ground. He can argue too; whereas in really practical propaganda of the kind

I am suggesting He has been shown for centuries to be greatly the inferior of

Our Father Below. By the very act of arguing, you awake the patient's reason;

and once it is awake, who can foresee the result? Even if a particular train of

thought can be twisted so as to end in our favour, you will find that you have

been strengthening in your patient the fatal habit of attending to universal

issues and withdrawing his attention from the stream of immediate sense

experiences. Your business is to fix his attention on the stream. Teach him to

call it "real life" and don't let him ask what he means by "real".

Remember, he is not, like you, a pure spirit. Never having been a human (Oh that

abominable advantage of the Enemy's!) you don't realise how enslaved they are to

the pressure of the ordinary. I once had a patient, a sound atheist, who used to

read in the British Museum. One day, as he sat reading, I saw a train of thought

in his mind beginning to go the wrong way. The Enemy, of course, was at his

elbow in a moment. Before I knew where I was I saw my twenty years' work

beginning to totter. If I had lost my head and begun to attempt a defence by

argument I should have been undone. But I was not such a fool. I struck

instantly at the part of the man which I had best under my control and suggested

that it was just about time he had some lunch.

The Enemy presumably made the counter-suggestion (you know how one can never quite overhear What He says to them?) that this was more important than lunch. At least I think that must have been His line for when I said "Quite. In fact much too important to tackle it

the end of a morning", the patient brightened up considerably; and by the time I

had added "Much better come back after lunch and go into it with a fresh mind",

he was already half way to the door. Once he was in the street the battle was

won. I showed him a newsboy shouting the midday paper, and a No. 73 bus going

past, and before he reached the bottom of the steps I had got into him an

unalterable conviction that, whatever odd ideas might come into a man's head

when he was shut up alone with his books, a healthy dose of "real life" (by

which he meant the bus and the newsboy) was enough to show him that all "that

sort of thing" just couldn't be true. He knew he'd had a narrow escape and in

later years was fond of talking about "that inarticulate sense for actuality

which is our ultimate safeguard against the aberrations of mere logic". He is

now safe in Our Father's house.

You begin to see the point? Thanks to processes which we set at work in them

centuries ago, they find it all but impossible to believe in the unfamiliar

while the familiar is before their eyes. Keep pressing home on him the

ordinariness of things. Above all, do not attempt to use science (I mean, the

real sciences) as a defence against Christianity. They will positively encourage

him to think about realities he can't touch and see. There have been sad cases

among the modern physicists. If he must dabble in science, keep him on economics

and sociology; don't let him get away from that invaluable "real life". But the

best of all is to let him read no science but to give him a grand general idea

that he knows it all and that everything he happens to have picked up in casual

talk and reading is "the results of modem investigation". Do remember you are

there to fuddle him. From the way some of you young fiends talk, anyone would

suppose it was our job to teach!

Your affectionate uncle

Edit: PS. For we battle not...

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Dr. P. Metals
Aug 12, 2016 - 11:47am

@rxman

re: "Street smarts", common sense, thinking for ones self, taking care of ones self and those they love are all qualities that have left the planet. I just shake my head and mutter under my breath at the absolute cluelessness..."

pretty stunning, we just posted the EXACT same thought simultaneously in completely different ways. lol

as Screwtape says, just distract people with glitz and glamor and sizzle (and sex) and tell them "what" to think via MSM, the battle is over before it ever started and the people never even realized it.

abguy4
Aug 12, 2016 - 11:42am

Sometimes we forget

Sometimes we forget as to how loooong this has all been going on.

3 min on fighting the repeal of Glass-Steagall;

Pam Martens Testifying Against Repealing Glass-Steagall

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