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!

Nov 23, 2017 - 11:10am

Happy Thanksgiving to Turdville

.. and thanks Turd for this interview.

Is there a better way to celebrate Thanksgiving, while cooking turkey and waiting for relatives to show up, than by listening to the Golden Jackass?

Nov 23, 2017 - 12:02pm

As American as Turdville!

turkey, Turkey, TURKEY!

Enjoy the holidays!


Nov 23, 2017 - 12:05pm

A clarification...

I feel the need to let this community know that the pictures which I submit in my more personal comments are NOT taken by, or of, me. I offer the following explanation;

Being that this is an open internet site (although offering pay-wall protection to a certain degree), and it being a serious Gold-bug one on top of that, I tend to favor using caution when being descriptive of my locale and conditions. This, to me, is just plain smart. I therefore have not, and will not, show my direct location, my face, or my property itself.

I do not feel this is deceitful to you all because my intention has never been to be deceptive. To me, it is the intention that is most important. I try to be as honest and open, forthright and candid, as I can be without exposing myself to the potential inherent dangers that come along with being a professed gold-bug, especially on an open internet.

Please believe me when I say that when I search for pictures as accompaniment to a personal post I expend substantial time and effort to find one that comes as close as possible to the actual circumstances/conditions which I seek to show. The latest picture of the cabin/snow and man (this past weekend) is actually eerily similar to my own situation and I was absolutely thrilled when I found it. I knew that it represented truth as near as I could get it.

I like to think that through my bio and assorted commentary that I have have been offering a truthful and representative accounting of my views, living situation, and foundational beliefs. This is of utmost importance to me. Sometimes I wonder if I am being too forthright and question this practice. Yet, I throw caution to the wind and let the pieces land as they may, as my small contribution to this community.

I realize that we here, in this family, seek truth in its most pure form and I always endeavor to contribute this as I am able. I will continue to do this because you folks are worthy and deserving of it. I apologize if I have inadvertently misled anyone with my posts. I did not intend to do so.


Have a Happy Thanksgiving ALL !

Angry Chef
Nov 23, 2017 - 12:06pm

A World of Pure Imagination

Goldencross posted this in the previous thread. It's well worth a listen when you're done with Jim Willie.

Nov 23, 2017 - 12:13pm

billhilly - I suspected as much

when you responded to my question about internet.

It's just that.... a cabin in the wilderness with the shoveled out walk (presumably to the shitter) for the camera position just got my imagination going. I have lived (for a few days at a time) in a wilderness cabin in winter. It's quite an experience and I recommend it strongly to any (younger) man.

Happy Thanksgiving Billhilly.

Angry Chef
Nov 23, 2017 - 12:17pm

My Cure for Family, Politics and Thanksgiving

My Cure for Family, Politics and Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2017 - 12:20pm

Thanks Billhilly

I hope that does NOT mean that your avatar is as close to the real you as you could find!

Stay warm and cozy!

Nov 23, 2017 - 2:02pm

Eurozone PMI should help Euro vs USD

France 60.1 vs est. 57.2

Germany 57.6 vs ext. 56.7

Euro zone 57.5 vs est. 56.0

Nov 23, 2017 - 2:58pm


best wishes to all of you South of the 49 th and also to you Easterners. And thanks to Craig for a great interview with a particularly cogent and restrained Jim Willie.

Surprised to learn TF had not heard of the Las Vegas/Saudi connection since it was featured and linked here on the main pages of his own website. You know, TF, if you visit here daily there's hardly a major world event that flies under the radar.

For example I had not heard of the boot, neither did I know that Jim was turning to comedy. This has to be one of the best lines in the interview!

"What's underneath the boot?" "Well I don't think they're moving narcotics"

Nov 23, 2017 - 3:28pm

Happy Thanksgiving, Turdville!

To every Turdite -- you, too, Libero! -- near and far, young and old, united by appreciation for our leader, generosity of spirit, and our unwavering quest for truth.

AGXIIK billhilly
Nov 23, 2017 - 3:30pm

Bilhilly Your face, facial recognition and John McCain

We were at the DMV renewing wifey's DL Last part of the process was a new picture. The instructions said

'remove glasses, pull hair behind ears to show full facial profile'


In order to drive you must allow the DMV is capture your face, and soul if you happen to go down that road. When my DL comes up for renewal I'd be tempted to drop trou', but that's just me.

By 2020 all driver's licenses will require a Real ID. To obtain one requires birth certificate, passport, wedding certificate, a couple of additional forms of ID like a utility bill, credit cards statement or W2 If you don't have a real ID by 2020 you cannot even board a commercial airliner. What other consequences were not noted at that time but I expect this Read ID is soon to become a national ID card. You might not even be able to cross state lines without it

As for McCain's boot. It's a combination chemo delivery system and GPS tracker.

Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone


Nov 23, 2017 - 4:10pm


Goldmoney was halted today and was up over 10% at the close after the following disclosure:

" TORONTO – (November 23, 2017) – Goldmoney Inc. (TSX:XAU) (“Goldmoney”) (the “Company”), a gold-based financial service and technology company, today announced that following several months of negotiations and planning, founders Roy Sebag and Josh Crumb have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) in Zhauyuan, Shandong Province, China at the headquarters of Zhaojin Mining (HK: 1818), formalizing a joint venture (“JV”) framework whereby Goldmoney, Taojinyn, and Zhaojin will together jointly launch and operate a local version of Goldmoney in mainland China which will be named Goldmoney® China."

Nov 23, 2017 - 4:18pm

On Venezuela news. It's tough to get, power players everywhere

4 days ago there were 50 officials arrested for corruption in connection to the oil industry PSDVA. There was nary a peep in what I assume is kinda a big deal. I found a news source on the internet that doesn't appear to be too bent to one position or another. We certainly live in strange times when an actual news report might get accused of being a "leak".

Corruption in Venezuela: A Political Party to Be Respected Worldwide

One of the things I realized on my trip to Peru was that the information on anything south of Mexico was a vacuum. It's as if the news-agencies didn't want our country to recognize that there's an entire continent just a hop away from our borders. Go figure.

Nov 23, 2017 - 4:51pm

So Thankful...

Just thinking about all the folks in this community who have contributed to my life this year and how thankful I am for each of you.

This year I have received the very best in metals information from TF and his guests, had help choosing a water filtration system for my home, got profitable advice on cryptos, help in improving my self-protection abilities for myself and family, had a wonderful phone conversation regarding some medical advice for a close friend, received incredibly helpful alternative medical advice for my own family, and have had the honor of praying for needs great and small of members of this community, and much more.

Wow. All for a small monthly fee that I hope greatly blesses TF and his family.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

Nov 23, 2017 - 5:31pm

On the medical Boots of the Rich and Famous and Oddities

It seems to me that they are trying to get the boot being noticed. It doesn't matter what leg or even the conjecture about the boots.

I once saw a "conjecture" on the Freemasons involvement in open operations where a person showing in a news photograph with one pant leg pulled up. That this was a signal letting other members know that this was an operation, and that this person was in on the plan.

Jnr. Bush had an "Angel/Whirlwind speech" at his first inauguration. If you see that speech you'll realize it had very little to do with the context of the speech. This was put out as a public signal.

I'm wondering if the boot leg is a public signal of a plan.

Anyone who'd been looking into the "Qanon" phenomena knows at least one thing which is there are events behind the scenes underfoot.

November 15th was the losing of an Argentina submarine. The story goes that there were 45 that were on board, yet the MSM says 44. I now have to go back and look at the references to "extraction has been made" by Qanon for the timing. Submarines were often used for insertions and extractions of personnel during WWII.

What or who might have been extracted from Argentina? Was that a possible CIA operation? Was it evidence of something? By perps or law? Where did they go? Are they not locating the Submarine long enough to extract the whatever from the sub, and then have a miraculous rescue?

Who knows? It could have been an operation of the sailors turning to the Curch of Scientology.

I hope people have a safe and blissful day.

Nov 23, 2017 - 6:08pm

DL vs "ID", etc....and Thanksgiving

Ag et al: FWIW:

Here in Montana - when I moved into the state "legally", I was forced to bring a cert copy of my birth report into the local State Trooper's addition to my still valid previous ID lic....(which still had 7 yr to run, pre-paid).

No matter...I guess they didn't do it right...Read here the other day that NO ONE in MT will be allowed on an airliner after a certain date....our lic don't comply with that REAL ID law correctly... go figure, I guess someone really doesn't understand you don't want to piss off about a million Americans up here at the "end of the road" already....we get rotten vegetables and our packages on UPS/FedEX look like worn out socer balls from South America, anyway. What have we got to loose if we let the friendly skies of grooper's-ville know how we feel in person...or, at long range. Did I forget to mention that we ALL have assorted fire-sticks and pickup window ornaments? (nothing like a DMV story/reference to fire up a class-A rant, eh?

May all of our fellow travelers here on TF's enjoy a filling and peaceful day.... Remember, as long as we have general aviation, the TSA can just go jump! Happy T day, safe flights, and enjoyment for all.

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:05pm
Nov 23, 2017 - 9:13pm

Alasdair Macleod (Gata)

"Do not forget that the strength of a liberated economy in the decades after the Napoleonic Wars allowed the British government to pay down levels of debt significantly higher, relative to the size of the economy, than it has today. This is the practical alternative to the belief that debt should be inflated away."

Angry Chef
Nov 23, 2017 - 10:25pm

In Case Anybody Was Wondering where the ISIS/DAESH Fighters...

...Ended Up.

“In Ukraine, the Defense Ministry issues a permission of beards for the militants serving in their armed forces. A link has been published by the RT. This can mean only one thing, that our suspicion about militants who until recently fought for the US and allies’ proxy army in the Middle East called “ISIS” are being relocated to Ukraine ".

And if you do read the article note the location of the server... Ziotards never go fast into the night. Unless it's to counter attack and make people's lives miserable. It's what they know.

Oh, and here's a good article...

..." They are following the call of the Zionist Jewish Institute for National Security of Americawhich is pushing for a war on all Iran related entities and interests in the Middle East. JINSA advertises its huge influence on the higher U.S. officer corps. It is not by chance that a recent speech at the Jewish Policy Center in Washington described The U.S. Military as a Zionist Organization. But like other such wish-wash, it fails to explain why unquestioned support for a colony of east-European racist in west Asia is of "American interest". least it's going to be interesting to watch over the next few months.

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:52pm

They can even hang me upside down...but allow me to keep 1%

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Saudi Arabia's gilded prison at Riyadh Ritz-Carlton - BBC News


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