Give Thanks and Pass the Jackass


In a holiday tradition here at TFMR, our old pal Jim Willie returns today to discuss a wide range of issues with questions posed by listeners in our A2A webinar format.

Following an initial, 30-minute discussion of the significance of the recent events in Saudi Arabia, The Jackass spends nearly an hour fielding questions directly from the audience. Among the topics covered:

  • the growing economic conflict between the US and "the Eurasian Alliance"
  • the Swiss banks and shortages of allocated gold
  • reports of US intervention to allow ISIS terrorists to escape Raqqa
  • that "The Big Reset" has already begun, you likely just haven't noticed
  • the Saudi Aramco IPO and what it signifies
  • Jim's preferred asset allocation mix
  • and, in true Jackass free-form style, a whole lot more in between

This baby checks in at 85 minutes. At an average speed of 70 mph, that means you can cover nearly 100 miles of drive time while listening on your way to your in-laws! For everyone else, maybe break it up into segments so that you don't miss anything.




Danforth Coxwell
Nov 23, 2017 - 9:41am


Now to listen!!!

Danforth Coxwell
Nov 23, 2017 - 9:41am


Now to listen!!!

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:44am

second and maybe half past first

I'll second the motion that Clif High have an opportunity to talk on TFMR

Ferd Torgerson
Nov 23, 2017 - 9:55am

With two firsts and a questionable second

Guess this makes me third and keeps the door open for Charlie.

Happy Thanksgiving to Turdville.


Nov 23, 2017 - 10:01am


Giving thanks to Turd, for educating and keeping up the fight against the evil forces.

... from Mark Twain's book FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR, he's talking about goldfields near Johannesburg (where the Wits is) ...

"The cyanide process was new to me, and full of interest; and among the costly and elaborate mining machinery there were fine things which were new to me, but I was already familiar with the rest of the details of the gold-mining industry. I had been a gold miner myself, in my day, and knew substantially everything that those people knew about it, except how to make money at it."

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:11am

16 minutes

That's how long it takes to get to my wifes nephews where I and her nephews father in law are the only conservatives in an ocean of liberals. We do hang out at these affairs. His son who will be there used to work for the Fed: still young and liberal.

We both pray the rest of our families do not spend majority of the time bashing and insulting the right and would fully defend the left if we so much as point anything out.

They all would go ballistic if I played 85 minutes of Jim Willie for them. It would be nice to watch, however if I did that I would be ousted from the family.

I escape this all by heading to the playroom and being with those under the age of 10. They know how to have fun.

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:13am

John McCain seems confused as to which leg he has a problem with?

The Wetback Surgeon Blythesshrink
Nov 23, 2017 - 11:00am

The McCain thing

is just an epic fuckup.

Talk about in your face. He is apparently as cavalier about his leg brace for an allegedly repaired ruptured Achilles as Willard Scott was about wearing his toupe.

i would LOVE to hear some journalist ask him about that.

"Senator, could you please clarify which Achilles was operated on?"

The Wetback Surgeon
Nov 23, 2017 - 11:03am

Great A2A

Willie seemed particularly on point. He is clearly knowledgable about Saudi.

Anyone else get the sense that Our Great and Powerful Leader was taken by surprise and then genuinely intrigued by the assertion that Vegas was an attempted hit on the Saudi prince?

perhaps Turd will give us the benefit of giving us a window into his further cogitation on the implications of this.

Happy Bird to the extended family here at TFMR!

The Wetback Surgeon
Nov 23, 2017 - 11:08am

About McCain

Not sure if I buy the whole ankle monitor business. But something is going on.

i did read one interesting opinion, I think on Twitter: that Trump is fucking with him, and the brace is attempting to conceal some tracking device, so Trump ordered them to switch the sides, just to create this publicly embarrassing inconsistency for McCain.

That would really be brilliant - dare to dream!

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