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It's a three-day US market holiday weekend. You know what that means! An update from The Golden Jackass himself, Jim Willie.

By now, you know the drill. I ask Jim to pontificate on three primary topics and Jim, of course, never disappoints. For this call, those three topics are:

  1. The renewed and ongoing bull markets for both gold and silver.
  2. Negative interest rates and the end of the debt-based monetary system.
  3. Signals from central bankers that the dollar's days as reserve currency are numbered.

As always, I urge you to check out Jim's Hat Trick Letter service. More details can be found at his website, www.golden-jackass.com.

Have a great weekend but be ready for another wild week ahead.



Aug 31, 2019 - 8:02pm

Montana Fishing Trip

Not sure how to post pix here but click here if you want to see some Beauties


If you have not been to Montana and fished the Bitter Root, Clark & Black Foot ( A River Runs thru it spot for ol Brad Pitt ) this is a bucket list state !!!

Hope everyone having a great time on the last weekend of Summer vaca. Can't wait for September as my Jr. Miners ready to finally POP.

I will be in Vancouver at the MIF ( Metals Investor Forum) Conference. This is the week I spend in BC to find my under valued Juniors. # 7 The Mick KD

Aug 31, 2019 - 7:29pm

Another False Start, Or The Beginning Of Another Bull market

Rick Rule: Silver Demand Increasing As Negative Yielding Debt Continues To Grow
Aug 31, 2019 - 5:50pm

BillHilly & Mr. Fix,

So nice to see some old friends checking in from time to time!

We miss you guys & your words of wisdom.

Onward, into the unknown; but be sure & enjoy the ride! Ramblinbill

Mr. Fix
Aug 31, 2019 - 4:31pm

Hi Waxy...

It's really just been a shift in focus for me, away from current events, and more towards invention, customer service, philosophy, natural law, and cycles that go back to prehistory, taking into account how recorded history has been so severely mis- recorded.

I needed time off from speaking my mind, to focus on acquiring more knowledge.

I'm gearing up for a career change, meaning that it'll be somewhat less of a focus on fixing other peoples broken shit, and more towards Public speaking.

Things have never been better, myself and my family are happy and healthy, and I even have the time to restore my old Cadillac Eldorado convertible to like new condition, and take several extended road trips with it.

I'm feeling more productive now then at any point in my life, with a general sense that I'm just getting started.

That's the short version in a nutshell for now, I'll leave you and the gang a considerably more in-depth version somewhere on one of the back pages in a few weeks.

As much as I miss debating philosophical and theological issues with some of my friends here, I realized it was monopolizing not just the time spent composing and editing posts, but it was also monopolizing most of my thoughts during the day, and I realized that I needed to change my focus if I was going to improve my life in any substantial way.

That is now well underway, and if all goes well, you and many others will be hearing from me soon.

Be well.

Mr Fix.

waxybillduppMr. Fix
Aug 31, 2019 - 3:59pm

Hey Fix ...

Good to see you are still vertical and taking nourishment. It's been a very long dry spell. I was just wondering about you a few days ago, hoping that your holiday from TFMR might be over soon. I'd love to hear what you've been up to ... just pick the venue.

wax off

NW VIEWbillhilly
Aug 31, 2019 - 3:37pm

Great Post billhilly!

I have learned that we can only live in the "today". If I read all the speculations, even on Greg Hunter or Steve Quayle, and believed all the views, I would have tried to avoid their beliefs, and have quit living in the "today".

We are planning a short trip to the Redwoods next week and later a visit to Glacier Park with Sierra Skier. I am looking for some great mom and poppa cafe's along the way and I told my sister that I will grab the wife, behind a giant redwood and give her a big smooch.

My best friends from high school are gone, along with our best friend that we used to vacation with. Cancers, 360 pounds, smoking and the usual things that will plant us early.

We spend lots of time with our two kids and our six grown grandkids, all being healthy. (While I am typing, the wife brought me a bowl of broccoli).

I'll stop here, not wanting to describe those two doors to go through, one having a hot door knob. Jim

Aug 31, 2019 - 3:16pm

Anyone know how to find podcast of round table discussion with

Craig, David Morgan and two others that came out this summer?

Aug 31, 2019 - 3:13pm

Arise, Sir Loin of Beef!

Marcus, thank you for that. That is one of my all-time favorite Bugs Bunny scenes. "Essence of Myrrh, Milk of Magnesia."

They don't make kids' entertainment like they used to.

Aug 31, 2019 - 2:56pm

The Joy of Living...

Yesterday I watched the local Barn Swallows flitting about on the air waves above me, swooping and dancing, chirping gleefully and carelessly. Suddenly, a small Hawk (Swainson"s ?) attacked the group. It was able to isolate one of the swallows and after several minutes of mid-air acrobatics caught the little one, ending it's life. The remaining group of swallows went quiet for a few moments, almost as if they were paying tribute to their fallen comrade. Yet, within minutes, they were all once again dancing and singing, enjoying their good fortune and the joy they experience in this life. It got me thinking...

Why is it that we humans, many of us anyway, grieve so heavily, and for such an extended period of time when we lose a friend/relation ? Yes, this is a rhetorical question in a way, but still, why is our grieving process often SO debilitating as to cause great suffering to us ?

These past few months I have lost an Uncle, near and dear, and recently a cousin. Both of these losses were due to Cancer. My uncle had a good long life, however my cousin, early 60's, simply wasn't feeling well, went to the hospital, was diagnosed with pneumonia, but some spots on her lungs caused further evaluation. It was soon found that she had cancer of the Lungs, Liver, Brain, and Bladder. She never left that hospital, and succumbed within a matter of weeks. A truly sad story.

Yes, I grieved; over both of these losses. Still, I do not become overly attached to the loss itself. Like the Swallows, I pay tribute, I collect my favorite memories and hold them close, I console and comfort others who are affected by the loss, commiserating so-to-speak, but then I return to the joy of living. I then ask myself, is there reason to do otherwise ?

As far as I can see, there are two possibilities; 1. Death is a brick wall. 2. Death is a doorway. I have pondered these two potentials and have come to these conclusions; if death is a brick wall, then its lights-out, end of game, period. There is nothing more. If death is a doorway, then who knows ? We all have our assessments of this potential, and one is as valid as another, but the bottom line is that there is some sort of continuation. I find myself in the "doorway" camp, and not the "brick wall" camp.

Either way though, the living of a particular being comes to an end in this known realm. Why is it then that I/we, should/could, become engrossed in the grieving process, with detriment to my/our own living process ?

These past decades I have come to believe in, and follow, the concept of "better to see them while they are alive". I therefore take the time and make the effort, to go see my friends and family in the living state. In fact, I will soon be moving away (temporarily) to go and be/live with my father during his dying phase. This could be months or years but it matters not. I offer this service to him out of love and respect. He is/was a good father and it seems the least I can do. If it were me on deaths door then he would be there wholeheartedly, on my behalf, I'm sure.

I do not look upon this as a burden though. This too is an aspect of the "joy of living". I will experience much pleasure being in his presence this remaining time; he's a wonderful guy ! I will find great enrichment by offering service and joy to him so that he will not be alone during this phase. I too can offer service to other family members by relieving them of this burden. For me, this is the true value of life; to be there for those who have need. To bring happiness, or relieve suffering, or both, is by far the greatest gift we have in this life. Indeed, is this not the essence of the "joy of living" ?

Now, go pick up that phone and call someone you love. Better yet, take the time/make the effort to go see someone who holds meaning for you. We never know...

Mr. Fix
Aug 31, 2019 - 2:53pm

Patiently awaiting The Jackass....


Haven't posted in a very long time, but I do pay attention a lot.

I started checking last night to see if The Jackass had been released yet,

And I'm very happy to find him here today.


Mr. Fix

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