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Jeff Nielson created a new topic **IMPORTANT** question about Forum usage??? in the forums.
This question is primarily directed at the Community Members who post regularly, but it also applies to any (registered) Member: do you USE the display on the lower, left portion of our homepage: RECENT FORUM DISCUSSIONS? If so, do you peruse that section often?

The reason why this is important is because that part of the homepage is a BIG consumer of "resources" (i.e. bandwidth). And if (when?) it becomes necessary to "turn off" parts of the site, this is the area where the most "resource conservation" is possible. Thus if Members indicate they don't follow that column regularly (or there is simply no response to this inquiry) then that will likely be one of the first changes we make.
02:41 PM
Jeff Nielson replied to the topic Re: Jeff Nielson, for Sprott Money: in the forums.
..and here's the conclusion.

The Minimum Price for Gold, Part II

In the first part of this series; several fundamental principles of economics (and markets) were stressed. Supply/demand analysis is not merely objective, and logically/mathematically irrefutable; it is the only basis upon which the market for any hard asset can be analyzed. Conversely the price-analysis constantly parroted by the Corporate media is utterly devoid of any significance or legitimacy – in the corrupted crime-scenes of today which we call our markets.

Part I explained, through a simple and unequivocal hypothetical example, how supply/demand fundamentals would (and must) assert themselves, in spite of even the most extreme or relentless manipulation of a sector (by any means). This is based upon the elementary reality that in a world of physical goods, there are fixed production costs, and thus a minimum price for that good.

As illustrated in the hypothetical example; if that minimum price is breached (downward), this must result in the total depletion of inventories, and that total depletion of inventories must result in a dramatic, upward revision of the price, in spite of any manipulation, as only a much higher (legitimate) price could instigate a resumption in supply...
12:32 PM
Jeff Nielson created a new topic Another FAKE "plunge" in U.S. economy in the forums.
OK, things get a little bit convoluted here; so follow this closely. The U.S. government is currently (once again) "faking" a mini-collapse of the U.S. economy -- just as it did at the beginning of last year.

Of course, in the real world, the U.S. economy is steadily disintegrating. So here's where it gets tricky. The U.S. government is not simply allowing "reality" to start seeping into its economic reporting -- as there is no way to use that to their advantage. What they are doing is "manipulating" their own data (i.e. their own lies) in order to FAKE "weakness" in the U.S. economy -- by negative "adjustments" of all of the statistical lying techniques they use to (normally) fake "health" in the U.S. economy.

For example; normally the "seasonal adjustments" made by these Liars always goose the numbers higher _- i.e. they are POSITIVE "seasonal adjustments" (twelve months a year - lol). What they are doing this year (and last) is to make very large NEGATIVE "adjustments" of (most of) their lying techniques, to literally "fake weakness" in the U.S. economy.

The purpose of this charade is that it allows them to make MUCH BIGGER POSITIVE "ADJUSTMENTS" for the rest of the year. Thus it was only the "large contraction" (in U.S. GDP) which these liars reported at the beginning of 2014 which allowed them to then claim that the next two quarters were "the two strongest quarters of growth in 13 years").

Note that we have PROOF that the U.S. government is faking another contraction, via the reporting at Zero Hedge. The mythology is that the current "weakness" in the U.S. economy is weather-related. As I have already noted; this is preposterous. The whole point of "seasonal adjustments" is to make the "seasons" (i.e. the weather) IRRELEVANT in the reporting of this data.

How do we know that the U.S. is faking weakness in the economy (via negative adjustments)? Because despite the cold weather; the U.S. government is reporting that "utilities" usage (primary the power plants we use to heat our cities) is supposedly plunging.

This is preposterous. While poorer people might be forced to turn down the heat due to lack of funds; the economy (as a whole) is not yet that poor. People will cut-out spending on almost ANYTHING else (except food) rather than turn down the heat -- in a cold winter.

We see ALL U.S. economic data currently depressed (including utilities usage), when in any rational/legitimate reporting of the data we would see utilities as the last/least affected sector in any downturn. Since I know that this is a fake down-turn; I can "predict" (lol) with the utmost confidence, that the U.S. economy will stage "an amazing turn-around" in the second quarter of this year (lol); just like it supposedly did in 2014.

Understand the reason for this ultra-absurd theater. The banksters' Pied Piper trading algorithm requires "better numbers" (i.e. bigger lies) in order to manipulate markets higher. It is the one Achilles Heel in this automated market-manipulation: it runs on data, and the data must get "better" for the markets to go higher.

The Banksters’ Master Program For Manipulating Markets

So the previous economic lies (about the U.S. economy) used to pump these markets -- which were already huge -- had to get 'huger'. The only way to do that is to SABOTAGE one quarter (the "cold winter" - lol) with enormous, negative adjustments -- and then ADD-BACK those adjustments in the following quarters.

Why U.S. Economic ‘Statistics’ Get More and More Absurd

We will then have two (or maybe even three?) quarters of supposed "strong growth" in the U.S. economy, which will allow all of the bubbles to be pumped just a little bit bigger; and THEN comes the Mother of all 'Pops'. EVERYTHING comes crashing down; and then Warren Buffet (and the rest of Wall Street) deploy all their Vampire Dollars -- since they never lose a nickle in these crashes.

The Next Crash in 2016
Buffett Sits on $50 Billion Cash-Hoard, Waiting for Bubbles to Pop

What's another reason I know I'm right? Watch Buffet the Vampire-Layer. When the U.S. economy staged its "amazing rebound" in 2014; Buffet didn't deploy any of his Vampire Dollars, rather his hoard of Vampire Dollars grew even larger.

Buffett cash-hoard now at $62 BILLION

When the U.S. economy stages its fake-rebound (2015); Buffet might throw a few pennies into the market (to make things look convincing). After all; his cash hoard is now greater than the GDP of most nations. But he will save the vast majority of those Vampire Dollars for the real crash -- and that's not scheduled until next year (or possibly the end of 2015).

Once you see/know the entire Script; it gets easier to follow along through these Machiavellian twists-and-turns...

P.S. Note how Zero Hedge points to all U.S. statistics falling together, AND (instead of falling less than other sectors) Utilities are falling more than other sectors.

US Industrial Production Plunges By Most Since Aug 2012, Utility Output Drops Most In 9 Years

Mortgage Apps tumble, Empire Fed slumps, and now Industrial Production plunges... Against expectations of a 0.3% drop MoM, US Factory Output was twice as bad at -0.6% - the worst since August 2012 (and lamost worst since June 2009). This is the 4th miss in a row. What is even more stunning is that despite the coldest of cold winters that crashed the US economy, Utilities saw their output crash 5.9% - the most in 9 years (explained as follows - largely reversing a similarly-sized increase in February, which was related to unseasonably cold temperatures). Motor Vehicles saved the data from being a catastrophe with a 3.2% rise (following a 3.6% drop In Feb)...
12:18 PM
For the first time; I'm using the new slang "Grexit", since it now appears (to me at least) certain that Greece will be forced out of the EU, as the Vampires "circle the wagons".

The issue (as I pointed out at the beginning of this thread, and in my commentaries) is simple. Greece wants a REAL "BAIL-OUT", meaning a deal where its debt-load goes DOWN instead of UP. The Vampires pretend to not understand why a bankrupt nation would want to have its debts reduced -- and all they have offered to do (without ever once holding out any other possibility) is to PILE MORE DEBT onto Greece, and call this "a bail-out".

Understand the predicament for these political and banker puppets. IF they show any "leniency" (i.e. sanity) in dealing with Greece, and give it a real "bail-out"; then all of these other Deadbeat Debtors would want real bail-outs too -- and suddenly the One Bank's debt-slavery no longer exists.

So, with the stalemate now intractable; Greece will be forced out of the EU (and into the waiting arms of Russia); at which point the Fascists will STOMP on Greece's economy (even more) in order to "make an example" out of it -- again.

Greece pushed a step closer to eurozone exit after IMF snub

Christine Lagarde’s refusal to allow any delay in bailout repayments heightens fears that the US and Europe are preparing for Greece to leave the euro

Greece has been pushed a step closer to default and potential exit from the euro after one of its main lenders, the International Monetary Fund, all but ruled out allowing the cash-strapped country to delay repaying the €1bn (£722m) due next month.

The head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, said delaying the payments would be an unprecedented action that would only make the situation worse...
11:39 AM
Jeff Nielson replied to the topic Re: NOT "The End of Bullion Bulls Canada" in the forums.
Bignoga wrote:
Jeff I think it's invaluable that you have decided to keep the site online. However if as you say you will be scaling back your contribution to the site and relying more on the members themselves I fear this doomed to fail unless registration is opened and made much less cumbersome. Even if you were handing out free money the community would slowly die as people migrate from the site if there are no new members. With the zombie population the way they are, and unwilling to work I think it must be made as easy for possible to help themselves otherwise they may give up and drift into oblivion.

This is certainly a good point, BigNoga. The problem is that it's impossible to have open registration, due to the extreme spamming by the banksters' Trolls. At one point they were spamming the site with 1,000 phony accounts PER HOUR.

Understand the value that the BANKSTERS place upon this Community, in order to hire literally an ARMY of Trolls in order to stop the Community from growing any larger. I understand that Members may not feel "privileged" or "special", but YOU (just as much as me) are being targeted by these psychopaths.
11:28 AM
2 days ago
I strongly suggest to readers that they pay close attention to one of the newest propaganda-themes beginning to gather momentum in the brainwashing of the Corporate media: BANNING "cash".

Understand that the great irony here is that this latest Machiavellian fascism is directed not at at undermining the (already worthless) paper-currencies which we think of as "cash". Rather, this is another, indirect attack on "good money" (i.e. gold and silver). A society which claims to "ban cash" will, in fact, be banning ALL non-electronic transactions (and thus making them illegal).

There are SEVERAL (fascist) implications here. With "cash" officially banned; the idea is to FORCE EVERYONE to keep virtually all of their wealth INSIDE BANKS -- where (as we already know) the banksters plan on stealing all of it via (illegal/fraudulent) "bail-ins".

How Your Bank Account WILL Disappear
Bail-Ins Are Fraudulent

P.S. Note which Citigroup mouthpiece thinks "banning cash" is such a great idea.

Citigroup's Gold "Expert" Demands A Cash Ban

Late last year, Grexit "expert" Willem Buiter decided that he was a greater expert on the topic of monetary metals than on geopolitics by stating that "Gold Is A 6,000 Year Old Bubble." Now, he has decided that after gold, it is best to just do away with any physical currency altogether and the time to ban cash has arrived.

Submitted by Pater Tenebrarum via Acting-Man blog,
Citigroup’s Chief Economist Joins the Cash Ban Bandwagon

We have discussed the views of Citigroup’s chief economist Willem Buiter previously in these pages (see “A Dose of Buiternomics” for details), on occasion of his coming out as a supporter of assorted monetary cranks, such as Silvio Gesell, to name one. Not to put too fine a point to it, Buiter is a monetary crank too.

Buiter is always shilling for more central bank intervention, and it seems no plan can ever be too silly or too extreme for him. In fact, he seems to have made the propagation of utterly crazy ideas his trademark.

Buiter has now joined one of his famous colleagues, Kenneth Rogoff, another intellectual enamored with central planning, in clamoring for a cash ban (for our discussion of Rogoff, see “Meet Kenneth Rogoff, Unreconstructed Statist”). Both Buiter and Rogoff want to make it impossible for citizens to escape the latest depredations of central bankers, such as the imposition of negative interest rates. This is to be done by forcing them to keep their money in accounts at fractionally reserved banks...
01:22 PM
With debt-defaults at the municipal level now beginning to CASCADE in the U.S. Ponzi-economy; two words characterize these BANKRUPTCY proceedings: "larger" and "more-frequent".

It has been a persistent ugly list of municipal bankruptcies: Detroit, MI; Vallejo, San Bernardino, Stockton, and Mammoth Lakes, CA; Jefferson County, AL. Harrisburg, PA; Central Falls, RI; Boise County, ID.

There are many more aspirants for that list, including cities bigger than Detroit. Detroit was the test case for shedding debt...

Yes, much like the Cyprus Steal was the "test case" (or precedent) for the odious "bail-ins". Rape the people once, suppress/ignore any protests, and then claim this is the TEMPLATE for future acts of economic rape (in other jurisdictions). In the minds (and lies) of these psychopaths; if you rape someone -- and GET AWAY WITH IT -- that makes rape "legal".

The point here is that none of the stealing the Banksters do (via their political lackeys) during these bankruptcy meltdowns does anything to prolong the life of this crime syndicate empire. Quite the opposite. The economic cannibalization which is taking place in these proceedings is nothing more than career thieves "stealing as much as they can" before the crime-spree ends.

Sadly, for the people, it is this "stealing as much as they can" phase which is going to devastate the most lives...

Fed’s Dudley Warns about Wave of Municipal Bankruptcies

It has been a persistent ugly list of municipal bankruptcies: Detroit, MI; Vallejo, San Bernardino, Stockton, and Mammoth Lakes, CA; Jefferson County, AL. Harrisburg, PA; Central Falls, RI; Boise County, ID.

There are many more aspirants for that list, including cities bigger than Detroit. Detroit was the test case for shedding debt. If bankruptcy worked in Detroit, it might work in Chicago. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to make Chapter 9 bankruptcies legal for cities in his state, which is facing its own mega-problems.

“Bankruptcy law exists for a reason; it’s allowed in business so that businesses can get back on their feet and prosper again by restructuring their debts,” Rauner said. “It’s very important for governments to be able to do that, too.”

His plan for sparing Illinois that fate is to cut state assistance to municipalities, which doesn’t sit well with officials at these municipalities. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office countered that balancing the state budget on the backs of the local governments is itself a “bankrupt” idea...
01:05 PM
Barack Obama might as well have his forehead tatooed with the phrase "Lame Duck", as that is clearly the phase that his (utterly disgraceful and irredeemable) presidency has entered. The good part of this -- for Obama -- is that with respect to all the outrageous acts of bullying and crimes-against-humanity perpetrated by this regime from this point onward; Obama will be able to (rightfully) share the blame, with the mindless toads of Congress.

More specifically; with Obama now announcing that the tentative "deal" with Iran will now be "reviewed" by Congress; the degree of farce in this entire proceeding has just escalated, exponentially. With both Obama and Congressional Toads being merely the whipping-boys (and girls) of the One Bank; what were the bankers' reasons for adding this additional "act" to this theatrical farce?

Several possibilities come to mind. As we saw with the original announcement of the "deal"; before the ink was even dry, we had Obama (and other U.S. Revisionists) putting their "own spin" on the deal -- giving it that 'unique' U.S. "interpretation" of international agreements, where the interpretation has little-to-any connection with the actual agreement signed by the U.S. government.

Thus creating this "review process", where the entire collection of U.S. political puppets "debate" the meaning of any deal provides even greater opportunities for such Revisionism -- to the point where Iranian officials may not even be able to RECOGNIZE the "deal" being discussed by these U.S. serial-liars.

The other reason to add this additional appendix to the Farce may be to simply create a larger/longer distraction. While much of the propaganda theater constructed through the joint efforts of the political puppets and the media puppets has a specific AGENDA, much of it is nothing but pure distraction. Page after page of mind-numbing political or media "debates" about some subject where there was NEVER any substance, to begin with -- like the rare occasions Israel engages in brief "discussions" with Palestinian leaders, where it pretends to be negotiating the return of stolen Palestinian land.

The question becomes: will Iranian officials continue to participate in this farce, after any legitimacy which this process might have possessed has now evaporated...?

U.S. Iran bill makes nuclear deal harder, but not impossible

(Reuters) - A compromise allowing the U.S. Congress to vote on a nuclear deal with Tehran may prompt Iranian negotiators to drive a harder bargain, but does not drastically weaken President Barack Obama's ability to deliver on a final agreement.

For months Obama resisted attempts led by Republicans and some Democrats to open an agreement with Iran to congressional approval. On Tuesday he backed down in the face of mounting bipartisan support for the bill, which gives Congress at least 30 days to review a final deal during which time Obama would be unable to waive or suspend many U.S. sanctions.

Negotiators for Iran and six major powers are trying to ensure Iran does not acquire an atomic bomb by securing an agreement by June 30 under which Iran would curb its nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions.

"If I were an Iranian negotiator, I would walk into that room and say 'you told us all along you were going to stop legislation,'" said Richard Nephew, a former U.S. negotiator with Iran now at Columbia University...
12:52 PM
Jeff Nielson replied to the topic NOT "The End of Bullion Bulls Canada" in the forums.
After weeks (and now months) of deliberation; I've reached the conclusion that I cannot allow this site to go off-line. While there are/were a number of considerations involved here; ultimately this decision is based upon the importance of preserving the WORK which I (and Members of the Community) have produced over these past 6+ years.

I've already mentioned in the past (on this thread) the importance of -- and my appreciation for -- all of the posts/threads on this Forum to which Members have contributed (or created themselves). So I'll focus these thoughts on my own work.

The reality is that even without BBC online; much/most/all of my commentaries would still "survive", having being reprinted (with and without authorization) at numerous larger and smaller sites around the 'net -- not including the hundreds of commentaries formally published at mainstream sites like Seeking Alpha, and TheStreet (before I was squeezed-out due to censorship).

But there is a "catch" here, a big one. As regular readers know; my commentaries are somewhat heavily-laced with "text links". These are the footnotes and reference sources which SUBSTANTIATE the assertions (and conclusions) made in my commentaries. The question then becomes: how much do these commentaries lose WITHOUT such substantiation?

In fact; I've been given the opportunity to answer that question, via the considerable number of "Sprott Money" and "BBC" commentaries of mine which are now being published at Zero Hedge. In fact; Zero Hedge chooses NOT to insert any of the text-links of my commentaries into the reprints that it does. As a result of this; I've had the opportunity to gauge the reaction to my commentaries (without text-links) -- via the comments made by ZH users.

Many of the comments (most notably those seeking to criticize these commentaries) seize upon quotes/statements/assertions from my commentaries which they TREAT as being "unsubstantiated", and very frequently the passages cited were, in fact, text-linked with reference sources -- precisely to make it clear to readers that these assertions/conclusions are substantiated (and generally in unequivocal terms).

The body of work of "Jeff Nielson" without text-links would thus clearly be regarded with considerably less esteem (and serious consideration) by readers than the same body of work, with the text-links contained (and preserved). And the only way to "preserve" these text-links is through keeping this site alive.

That said; there will still be "sacrifices" involved here. To begin with; to make maintaining the site at least somewhat economical, the "server" we are using will be scaled back. This WILL impact site performance, although the degree of impact will depend both upon the particular internet connection of individual users (those with better connections will notice less impact) and site-use -- at times of peak traffic there might be some noticeable "slowing".

Very likely some of the less-used parts of the site will simply be "turned off", as the amount of resources (band-width) they consume are disproportionate to how much (how little) they are used. The Forum will NOT be one of the parts of the site which gets turned-off (for obvious reasons). BUT I will be scaling-back my own participation here, meaning it will be up to the Community to sustain activity here.

Simply put; to PAY for this site (not to mention my own, basic needs) I need to start putting more time into endeavours which do generate revenues. When (if) I have other news in regard to those endeavours; I will be sure to share that with the Community (as I've done with my work with Sprott Money). Let me say again how much YOUR viewing and participation on this site has meant to me (us); and so in that respect I'm very glad to be delivering (in relative terms) this "good news".

Obviously another reason for wanting to "stick around" is that -- in contrast to preceding years -- we now see events in the world evolving/changing rapidly. Perhaps even more importantly; many if not most of these "changes" are now being initiated NOT by the One Bank -- the Old World Order which has ruled over us for (at least) this past century -- but rather by the Rest of the World.

These are nations which at least seem not to be 'under the thumb' of this rapacious Crime Syndicate, in the manner of our own corrupt governments. Thus it would (will be?) nice if BBC was still online when these changes begin to crystallize in a new, global hierarchy -- a REAL "New World Order", in contrast to all of the "NWO" mythology, most of which has been concocted by the bankers, to hide their Old World Order.

I look forward to continuing to publish commentaries highlighting (and explaining) these changes, and hope that BBC can/will remain online, for many years to come.

12:28 PM
As readers/Members know; I've been noting how the lies of the Corporate media have sharply degenerated: from mere (absurd) exaggerations of reality to totally perverse fabrications -- claiming that their 'reality' is EXACTLY OPPOSITE to the real world.

Conversely, as also noted; this perversity has made translating the Corporate media's lies considerably simpler, as we see with today's perverse lie in a Bloomberg headline:

The BP Oil Spill Cleanup Isn’t a Disaster

So, with the liars consistently stating the exact opposite of reality; we know (if we didn't already) that the clean-up effort in the Gulf of Mexico after the original BP catastrophe is, itself, another environmental disaster.

Then we have the sub-headline in the Bloomberg lies:

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, recovery is progressing better than expected

There are two obvious points to make to this lie, once we apply our "translation guide" to the lie (i.e. assuming that the exact opposite is true). First of all; with Bloomberg claiming that the clean-up is "progressing better than expected"; we know that cleaning up the contamination is taking much longer than expected (i.e. FIVE YEARS and counting). If five-years-and-counting is "better than expected"; what was the original expectation after the catastrophe? A ten-year clean-up? A whole LIFE-TIME spent trying to mop-up this contamination?

But look at the even more obvious point. After spewing a headline which was an OBVIOUS lie "the oil-spill clean-up isn't a disaster"; look how Bloomberg itself DESCRIBES the Deepwater "incident":

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster...

Even the Liars themselves can't think of any word to describe this catastrophe that is less 'catastrophic' than DISASTER. And this doesn't even begin to get into BP's (and the U.S. government's) OTHER crime-against-humanity: exposing clean-up workers to the extremely TOXIC "reagents" it was using to attempt to break-down all of the oil sludge/contamination. Arguably these clean-up chemicals are MORE-TOXIC than the oil itself -- as noted in recent posts by DayOwl and Earl on our "Gulf oil-spill" thread...

What does it say about the lies of the Liars when they can't manage to get past their own sub-headline without TOTALLY CONTRADICTING their own headline? What does it say about the Zombies who continue to soak-up the lies -- despite the fact that those lies are openly contradictory? How can the Zombies believe (simultaneously) that the Gulf oil-catastrophe "is a disaster" and "is NOT a disaster"???

Note that this is what I've predicted would (and must) destroy the One Bank's own brainwashing: the "trap" into which all compulsive Liars fall. As their Lies get both larger and more-numerous; it requires more and more new lies to cover-up the old lies, and it is the attempt to COVER-UP OLD LIES (as we see with this trash) where the Liars (inevitably) end up engaging in large and ridiculous contradictions of their own past and current lies.

Ultimately, we end up with what the Liars have done here: asserting that something "is" and "is not" true -- in consecutive sentences. What happens when a brainwashed mind is fed such utter/absolute contradiction? The brainwashed mind begins to short-circuit. These dumbed-down, passive minds are not capable of processing (i.e simply absorbing) such absolute contradiction.

When asked for "their own opinions" (lol) on the Gulf oil-catastrophe; what do they parrot? They have now been told (by their Programmers) that the Gulf oil-catastrophe IS and IS NOT a "disaster". Just like all of the economic Ponzi-schemes and frauds of this crime syndicate are ridiculously unsustainable, and must fail; the same is true of its brainwashing.

The Wonderland Matrix is beginning to unravel, right in front of our eyes...

The Wonderland Matrix

The BP Oil Spill Cleanup Isn’t a Disaster

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, recovery is progressing better than expected

In early March a 30,000-pound mat of oily gunk washed up on East Grand Terre, a barrier island in the mouth of Louisiana’s Barataria Bay. It was an ugly reminder of the blowout at BP’s Macondo well, a disaster that spewed millions of barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico starting on April 20, 2010. As BP crews collected the muck, the company issued a five-year report, Environmental Recovery and Restoration, stressing that the spill didn’t do lasting damage to the ecosystem. The 40-page report described the deleterious effects as “limited in space and time, mostly in the area very close to the wellhead.” BP’s U.S. spokesman, Geoff Morrell, told reporters that the state exacerbated contamination on East Grand Terre with a 2010 beach-replenishment initiative that wound up “burying the oil under layers of sand.”

Louisiana officials saw it otherwise. “Oh, yeah, this is absolutely our fault,” Kyle Graham, executive director of the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, responded sarcastically during a March 19 interview with WWLTV in New Orleans. “And the dead baby dolphin y’all saw out there was the dolphin’s fault.” Graham went on to give voice to the pessimism of politicians and environmentalists who found BP’s report incredible: “They actually believe that the Gulf, that the actions they’ve done in response, have healed the Gulf, and that all of the decades’ worth of knowledge about the effects of oil on these natural environments—the likelihood that these effects will last for generations—isn’t true.”...
10:10 AM
Jeff Nielson replied to the topic Re: Jeff Nielson, for Sprott Money: in the forums.
Here's a new two-part series which deals with "metals prices" from a different perspective. This one looks at what would be a rational "minimum price" for gold, in today's debauched currencies...

The Minimum Price for Gold, Part 1

Having written for several years about precious metals, the massive threat to our financial security (from our own financial institutions), and why gold and silver represent our best protection from that threat; it’s easy to forget that there are readers who are new to this sector. For those readers; it is necessary to review the fundamentals of supply and demand.

However, even regular readers and knowledgeable investors in this sector could likely benefit from such a review, although for entirely different reasons. After nearly four, solid years of extreme, unremitting downward manipulation of prices for gold and silver; it is easy for such readers/investors to forget (or simply lose confidence in the fact) that the dramatic, upward revision of gold and silver prices is both a necessary and imminent event.

Why is such a discussion necessary for newer readers? Because explaining to these readers how gold and silver are our financial shields against the systemic financial crimes directed against us is less-than-effective if those same readers don’t also know why precious metals currently fulfill such a function (and have always done so). It all starts with supply and demand...
09:19 AM
3 days ago
debsyl wrote:
Jeff wrote,

At the same time; presumably the representative of CHINA'S central bank will be among those attendees. Note that in the item which you recently posted concerning the Bank for International Settlements (the "central bank for central banks") that CHINA'S central banker is among the governors of that criminal institution.

This brings me, yet again, to the question which continues to haunt me: are we seeing a REAL "changing of the Guard" in the global community, or just another fake hand-off, in the political theater constantly being orchestrated by the Old World Order? The One Bank has managed to play its Two-Party Dictatorship game in the U.S. for more than a century, and still most of the U.S.'s Zombie population hasn't caught on to the game.

Yes, I did notice that China is "involved" and I too wonder how this will play out.

I also noticed that the following article suggests central banks are buying gold. How does one really know what is true anymore? If this is true however, (that they are buying) one would expect they would eventually manipulate gold higher, much higher once they have their "fill".

Debsyl, the problem in your synopsis is that the "they" to whom you refer (central banks) are not always the SAME "they". "They" (comprehensively) are all part of the BIS. But the "they" who were previously dumping gold were the WESTERN central banks, while the "they" who are currently buying are (primarily) EASTERN (or southern) central banks.

So which "they" are you referring to when you talk about "manipulating gold higher"? Presumably it's the Eastern central banks. The problem there is that it is the WESTERN central banks which do all of the "manipulating". Conversely; there is no need at all for Eastern central banks to "manipulate" the price higher.

All that is required is simply the cessation of WESTERN price-suppression, and then the price would naturally rise -- astronomically.

$1,000/oz For Silver (Today): A Starting Point

Indeed, if any "manipulation" took place by the Eastern bankers; it would be to SLOW the rise in price, as anything which increases in price by TWO orders of magnitude would almost certainly do so in a very disorderly manner. Thus even if we assume that China (and the rest of the East) are NOT 'in cahoots' with the Western crime syndicate, it would not be the least bit surprising to see them attempt to 'cool off' the market with at least low-level price-suppression.

The only alternative to this is some formal, dramatic "revaluation" of the prices of gold and silver (since you could not do one without doing the other). That would be an overnight event, and would certainly not fall under the category of manipulation -- since it would be an open/transparent move AND be moving these markets toward reality/legitimacy (rather than away from it).

You've been living in a Crime Syndicate culture for so long, that it seems to be difficult for you to think in terms OTHER than manipulation (either "good manipulation" or "bad manipulation").

More seriously; the real point here is that ANY form of systemic manipulation simply creates problems. Thus if the "New" World Order (lol!) which seems to be forming in the East is even quasi-legitimate, we would likely see a genuine attempt to clean up these cesspools of corruption (i.e. our "markets"), as being in their own, best interests. Not everyone thinks like psychopaths.

03:16 PM
Jeff Nielson replied to the topic Re: Alexandria Minerals Corp in the forums.
It's been even LONGER since anything has been added to our "Top Picks" thread, as this title now seems almost perverse -- given the seemingly permanent depression imposed upon this sector since the Spring of 2011. However, as noted in an earlier post this morning on another miner; NOTHING lasts forever.

The choke-hold which the banking crime syndicate holds over this sector will soon 'break', in large part because of the extreme degree of suppression which this sector has endured over these last four years. In the meantime; I have continued to marvel at how how this exploration miner/project-developer has managed to push onward -- "the Little Train That Could".

Below are a couple of news items which highlight and summarize developments over the many months since any activities were noted on this thread.

[Disclosure" Alexandria Minerals is also one of the mining companies which I have continued to hold myself]

Alexandria Provides Summary of Recently Acquired Assets and Update of Activities

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 19, 2015) - Alexandria Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:AZX)(FRANKFURT:A9D) ("Alexandria") is pleased to provide a summary of its recently acquired assets from the Murgor acquisition and an update of its activities for the coming months.

Significant highlights of the recent acquisition of Murgor Resources, which was successfully completed on March 10, 2015, include:

A substantial increase in Alexandria's mineral resources
A low cost of resource acquisition, at $3.50 per ounce of gold and gold equivalent, where the value of other metals have been converted to an equivalent value of gold
A coming, near term, increase in resources
Strengthening Alexandria's presence in strategic mining districts such as Red Lake and Matachewan, Ontario, Flin-Flon and Snow Lake, Manitoba, and Chibougamau, Quebec
Maintaining a Made-in-Canada approach, one of the world's safest and most reliable mining jurisdictions

The Manitoba Properties: Solid resources in a prolific mining camp

The WIM and Hudvam projects, located in northern Manitoba near the mining communities of Snow Lake and Flin-Flon, respectively, are Alexandria's newest projects with Current Resources. The Flin-Flon - Snow Lake district is a prolific mining district, having produced more than 183 million tonnes of copper-gold-silver-zinc sulfide ore from 27 past and present mines, including 3 active mines operated by Hudbay Minerals Inc.

The following table shows previously reported Current Resources at both the WIM and Hudvam projects...

Alexandria Minerals Acquisition of Murgor Resources Completed

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(March 10, 2015) - Alexandria Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:AZX)(FRANKFURT:A9D)(PINKSHEETS:ALXDF) ("Alexandria") and Murgor Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MGR) ("Murgor") are pleased to announce today the completion of Murgor's previously-announced arrangement (the "Arrangement") under the Canada Business Corporations Act. The Arrangement was approved on February 24, 2015 by holders of Murgor common shares and Murgor stock options. The Superior Court of Québec granted its final order approving the Arrangement on February 25, 2015.

Pursuant to the Arrangement, Alexandria acquired all of the Murgor Shares not already owned by it in exchange for 0.5 of a common share of Alexandria per Murgor common share (the "Share Consideration").

Eric Owens, President and CEO of Alexandria, said, "We are excited about the future of this acquisition, as the property assets acquired are complementary to ours. Apart from the immediate increase in resources, and the strategic location in well-known mining districts in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba, we expect to see further growth and positive results from the combined assets in 2015."

Upon surrender to Equity Financial Trust Company (the "Depositary") of certificates representing Murgor common shares that were outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Arrangement, together with a duly completed and executed Letter of Transmittal, registered holders of such shares are entitled to receive the Share Consideration pursuant to, and subject to the terms and conditions of, the Plan of Arrangement.

Non-registered holders of Murgor common shares that were outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Arrangement should contact their nominee (i.e., broker, trust company, bank or other registered holder) which holds the certificates representing such securities, on their behalf to arrange for surrender and payment pursuant to the Arrangement.

It is expected that the Murgor Shares will be delisted from the TSX Venture Exchange later this week. Murgor intends to apply to the relevant securities regulatory authorities to cease to be a reporting issuer in each of the jurisdictions in Canada in which it is currently reporting...
10:27 AM
Jeff Nielson replied to the topic Re: Great Panther Discussion in the forums.
It's been a LONG time since I've added anything to our mining threads, reflecting the artificial "depression" which has been imposed upon this sector (again) by the One Bank. However, at the same time; we have to realize that these companies continue to struggle to "do business", AND these are corporate survivors -- companies who are USED TO having to try to adapt to the scorched-earth economic parameters imposed upon this sector again and again.

Great Panther Silver, one of the miners I continue to hold myself, has continued to DEVELOP in the many months that this thread has been dormant. It's put its San Ignacio project into production, complementing its operations at the massive Guanajuato complex.

While it's had some "hiccups" along the way (as indicated in the first news item; its operations are once again producing steadily higher output. And despite the depressed price for silver, GPR continues to be profitable -- to the point where it recently announced an acquisition (detailed in the second news item).

In these artificial depressions in the precious metals sector; some of these miners won't survive. Indeed, some have ALREADY been destroyed by the banksters, in one way or another. But as with any "thinned herd"; those who survive end up larger and stronger than the victims who are cut down.

When the current conditions end, against the will of the banking crime syndicate; we will (inevitably) see a "rally" for these companies (i.e. a return toward reality) which dwarfs the explosive rally which occurred after the Crash of '08. In the meantime; these miners continue to struggle onward.

Great Panther Silver Reports First Quarter 2015 Production Results

VANCOUVER, April 15, 2015 /CNW/ - GREAT PANTHER SILVER LIMITED (TSX: GPR; NYSE MKT: GPL; "Great Panther"; the "Company") announced strong production results for the first quarter ("Q1") 2015 at its two wholly-owned Mexican silver mining operations, the Guanajuato Mine Complex ("GMC"), which includes the new San Ignacio satellite mine, and the Topia Mine.

First Quarter 2015 Consolidated Production Highlights (Compared to Fourth Quarter ("Q4") and First Quarter ("Q1") 2014)

Metal production increased 8% and 48%, respectively, to a record 987,887 silver equivalent ounces ("Ag eq oz")
Silver production rose 9% and 61%, respectively, to a record 597,111 silver ounces ("Ag oz")
Gold production decreased 2% and rose 28%, respectively, to 4,703 gold ounces ("Au oz")
Ore processed increased 7% and 37%, respectively, to a quarterly record of 99,252 tonnes

"Great Panther's mines had an excellent start to the year, setting several new records for metal produced and ore processed, and putting us on-track to meet our annual guidance", stated Robert Archer , President & CEO. "These records primarily reflect the continuing ramp-up at San Ignacio as well as a 17% quarter-over-quarter increase in metal production at Topia. The larger than normal increases compared to Q1 of last year were also influenced by the reduced output in that quarter due to the illegal mining activities at Guanajuato. San Ignacio is now producing at a rate of about 370 tonnes per day and represented 30% of metal production at the GMC in the first quarter of this year compared to 20% in the fourth quarter of 2014. We anticipate the ramp-up at San Ignacio to continue as we expand into the new South Extension zone discovered last fall."...

Great Panther and Cangold Execute Definitive Arrangement Agreement

VANCOUVER, April 13, 2015 /CNW/ - GREAT PANTHER SILVER LIMITED (TSX: GPR) (NYSE MKT: GPL) ("Great Panther") and Cangold Limited (TSX-V: CLD) ("Cangold") are pleased to announce that further to the binding letter agreement announced on February 26, 2015, they have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement (the "Arrangement Agreement") pursuant to which Great Panther will, subject to the terms and conditions of the Arrangement Agreement, acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Cangold by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement").

The transaction will result in Great Panther adding more than 6,000 hectares of the advanced stage Guadalupe de los Reyes Gold-Silver Project to its existing portfolio of projects and two primary silver producing mines in Mexico at Guanajuato and Topia. The transaction also adds Cangold's Plomo Gold Project in Mexico, and its past-producing Argosy Gold Mine in the Red Lake Mining Division of northeastern Ontario, Canada.

Arrangement Overview

The Arrangement will be carried out by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement under the provisions of the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia). Under the terms of the Arrangement, Cangold shareholders will receive 0.05 common shares of Great Panther (each whole common share, a "Great Panther Share") for each common share of Cangold (a "Cangold Share") held (such exchange ratio being hereinafter referred to as the "Exchange Ratio") resulting in the issuance of approximately 2,139,030 Great Panther Shares in exchange for 42,780,600 Cangold Shares (excluding approximately 2.9 million Cangold Shares currently held by Great Panther and approximately 1.0 million additional Cangold shares expected to be issued pursuant to the Loan Agreement discussed below). In addition, each outstanding option and warrant to acquire Cangold Shares will entitle the holder thereof to receive, upon the exercise thereof, 0.05 Great Panther Shares in lieu of each Cangold Share, at a price adjusted in accordance with the Exchange Ratio, and otherwise on the same terms and conditions as the original option or warrant. The Great Panther Shares to be issued represent approximately 1.5% of the current number of Great Panther Shares issued and outstanding. Total share consideration is valued at approximately $1.7 million...
10:14 AM
4 days ago
I struggle to find the correct adjective to use in characterizing this news item from Zero Hedge. Do I call it "interesting", or simply (once again) place it under the category of "insane"???

Note that previous commentaries of my own have highlighted the usurious hypocrisy of giving the Big Banks 'money' for free (what the bankers call "money"), while everyone else is forced to pay for it (i.e. positive rates of interest). And obviously these institutions of stealing (which is all that a "bank" is) want to KEEP this usurious, hypocritical status quo.

However, here is where we start to get to the grey area between "interesting" and "insane". With a large chunk of European debt instruments (including many mortgages), interest payable is calculated by a STRICT FORMULA -- based on the (ultra-fraudulent) "LIBOR" and "EURIBOR" rates.

As most readers should know by now; these are benchmark interest rates (not just for Europe, but most of the Western world) which are "calculated" through the fraudulent manipulation of the cabal of Big Banks which secretly contrive these rates. With these banksters now moving these fraudulent rates into ultra-insane (and ultra-fraudulent) "negative" interest rates -- and with these insane, negative numbers getting larger -- this means that many European debt-holders (and even some mortgage-holders) may be PAID interest on their debts.

Because this almost unbelievable anomaly is (for once) benefitting people, rather than simply raping them in a different manner; we can afford to just have a good laugh at this (very temporary) new peak in financial insanity: the negative-interest rate mortgage...

Banks Across Europe Pay Borrowers To Buy Homes

Back in January we asked the following: “who will be the first to offer a negative rate mortgage?” Soon thereafter we discovered that in fact, this NIRP-inspired aberration already existed in Denmark where Nordea Credit was offering to pay borrowers to purchase a house prompting us to make the following assessment:

And just like that, first in Denmark, and soon everywhere else in Europe, a situation has now emerged where savers who pay the bank to hold their cash courtesy of negative deposit rates, are directly funding the negative interest rate paid to those who wish to take out debt. In fact, the more debt the greater the saver-subsidized windfall.

That would turn out to prove rather prescient because as WSJ reports, this bizarre characteristic of the new paranormal is spreading throughout Europe on the back of Mario Draghi’s trillion-euro adventure in debt monetization land.

Tumbling interest rates in Europe have put some banks in an inconceivable position: owing money on loans to borrowers.

At least one Spanish bank, Bankinter SA, the country’s seventh-largest lender by market value, has been paying some customers interest on mortgages by deducting that amount from the principal the borrower owes.

The problem is just one of many challenges caused by interest rates falling below zero, known as a negative interest rate. All over Europe, banks are being compelled to rebuild computer programs, update legal documents and redo spreadsheets to account for negative rates.

Banks set interest rates on many loans as a small percentage above or below a benchmark such as Euribor. As rates have declined, sometimes to below zero, some banks have faced the paradox of paying interest to those who have borrowed money from them...
01:32 PM
P.P.S. Your interview (and James Turk's analysis) gave me a great idea for a new commentary...

12:38 PM
It appears that this morning I have stumbled upon the World's Two, Stupidest People: the person who wrote the article below, and the idiot-economist whom the writer (foolishly) treats as an expert. The premise of the World's Two Stupidest People? There is a "shortage" of U.S. dollars in the world.

There is pent-up demand for the US currency that will underpin years of appreciation because the world is "structurally short" of the dollar, says investor and former International Monetary Fund economist Stephen Jen.

Now the "punch-line":

And note that this is only the "official" increase in the supply of dollars, and doesn't include ADDITIONAL trillions of USD's which B.S. Bernanke simply counterfeited:

Maximum Fraud in U.S. Treasuries Market
Federal Reserve Increases Counterfeiting

Then we have "fractional-reserve banking", where the Wall Street fraud-factories TAKE those $trillions and $trillions which Bernanke has printed and counterfeited, and then they LEVERAGE those $trillions by lending them out at 33:1, creating HUNDREDS OF $TRILLIONS (quadrillions?) of new dollars.

The Multi-Quadrillion Dollar ‘0% Interest’ Scam

And with all this endless, infinite supply; here's what the idiot economist is claiming:

Sovereign and corporate borrowers outside the US owe a record $9-trillion in the US currency, much of which will need repaying in coming years, data from the Bank for International Settlements show.

Oooh! Paying interest on $9 trillion of U.S. debt. Where will borrowers come up with enough dollars, with only $100's of trillions of new supply?

Then, of course, we have the fact that these myopic morons are ignoring the COLLAPSE IN DEMAND for the U.S. dollar, as the world rapidly shifts to its new, reserve currency: the remninbi. Thus this insane, hyperinflationary increase in the supply of U.S. dollars come at the same time as this collapse in demand. In monetary terms; this is the Perfect Storm: guaranteed hyperinflation, as the dollar collapses to zero.

But not in the fantasy-world constructed within the tiny mind of this economist. In that world:

There is pent-up demand for the US currency that will underpin years of appreciation.

...and this:

In addition, central banks that had reduced their holdings of the greenback are starting to reverse course, creating more demand.

Excuse me, Mr. Economist, let me introduce you to a word which is obviously not (yet) a part of your vocabulary: R-E-N-M-I-N-B-I. Renminbi = collapse in demand for the dollar. But not in the tiny mind of Mr. Jen. In his fantasy-world:

For Mr Jen, the rise in dollar-denominated debt across the globe is key. The $9-trillion owed by borrowers outside the US has surged from $6-trillion at the end of 2008.

Let me do the math here: a 500% increase in supply since 2008 (not including the counterfeiting) versus a 50% increase in demand, and Mr. Jen, the "IMF economist" calls this "a shortage of dollars". Remind me to never ask Stephen Jen to do any accounting work...and we haven't even begun to factor-in the DECREASE in demand, as the world moves from the dollar to the renminbi.

So, why are we seeing all of these ultra-ridiculous "bullish on the dollar" articles being spewed at us like a water-cannon by the Corporate media. It's because there is no demand for dollars (relative to supply), and because it is now obvious-and-irreversible that the dollar is going to zero. This brings me to my favorite Shakespeare quote:

The lady dost protest too much, methinks.

What's the best proof that the dollar is about to make its final collapse? The fact that the Corporate media finds it necessary to shout (scream?) a hundred times a day how "strong" the dollar is. If the dollar was really strong, that strength would speak for itself, and writing about a "strong dollar" a hundred times a day would be seen (even by the drones, themselves) as ridiculously redundant.

It's because these mindless talking-heads (and their "expert" economists - lol) are trying to convince people "how strong" the dollar is that they find it necessary to use saturation-propaganda tactics -- i.e. brainwashing. You only need to brainwash people into believing the dollar is "strong" if its very, very weak.

The NEXT Reserve Currency
Death of the Dollar
U.S. Hyperinflation Warning, Part I
U.S. Hyperinflation Warning, Part II

Claiming there is a "shortage" of U.S. dollars in the world (after a near-infinite increase in supply) is like standing in the middle of the Sahara desert, and claiming that "there is a shortage of sand".

Demand will keep fuelling dollar rally

INVESTORS speculating the dollar rally is fizzling out may be overlooking trillions of reasons why it will keep on going.

There is pent-up demand for the US currency that will underpin years of appreciation because the world is "structurally short" of the dollar, says investor and former International Monetary Fund economist Stephen Jen.

Sovereign and corporate borrowers outside the US owe a record $9-trillion in the US currency, much of which will need repaying in coming years, data from the Bank for International Settlements show.

In addition, central banks that had reduced their holdings of the greenback are starting to reverse course, creating more demand. The dollar’s share of global foreign reserves shrank to a record 60% in 2011 from 73% a decade earlier, though it has since climbed back to 63%...
11:18 AM
5 days ago
Jeff Nielson replied to the topic Re: NRA Conventioneers Grumble in the forums.
Thanks Earl. Certainly any who read the article through will see the "brainwashing" and "indoctrination" reeking in almost every paragraph. But note even the passage which supposedly contrasted this insanity (the "veto" of new gun-rights laws in Michigan) still reeks of brainwashing.

What was vetoed was giving a "right" of HIGH-RISK violent offenders ("stalkers" and "domestic abusers") to get a permit for a concealed weapon. All that the veto does here is get the government off the 'hook' as a legal ACCESSORY to the murders that such a law would have facilitated. And this is treated as some "great victory" in reducing the gun insanity.

What is the current law in Michigan? These HIGH-RISK violent offenders are still allowed to own guns. They just can't get a legal permit to carry their guns in public, as concealed weapons. The only difference is that when these same, high-risk violent offenders commit the SAME MURDERS that with the current law Michigan's government is no longer FINANCIALLY LIABLE (to the estates of the Victims) for being a direct accomplice in their murders.

In what sane society could any (totally perverted) "right to bear arms" trump the "right to LIVE" for all the Victims whose lives will be snuffed-out by allowing walking, human time-bombs to LEGALLY buy-and-own these deadly toys???

In the Insane States of America; "gun rights" are always placed above HUMAN LIFE, even in supposedly "moderate" you move, relentlessly, toward "guns everywhere" -- INFINITE "rights" for guns.

Meanwhile, this insane, fascist regime is moving just as quickly, in the opposite direction, when it comes to human rights:

The United States: Police State Today, Martial Law Tomorrow; Part I
The United States: Police State Today, Martial Law Tomorrow; Part II

What you end up with is fascism taken to an ultra-insane extreme: a land where GUNS have infinite "rights", but the people who own the guns have no "rights" at all. In such a land; what do you think happens when the (little) PEOPLE are killed by the government's guns???

Absolutely nothing.

12:31 PM
debsyl wrote:
I expect you will have already seen this on ZeroHedge, but I thought I would post it just in case you haven't. I believe it would tie in with the One Bank...

Yes Debsyl, obviously any discussion involving the BIS ties into the One Bank. Except (if you accept my analysis) the BIS is merely one tentacle of the One Bank, while in this piece, the BIS itself is depicted as the Puppet Master.

Understand that this cannot be true. The banksters who comprise the BIS are merely the foot soldiers of the Oligarchs, not the Oligarchs themselves. Thus knowing that this piece is conceptually flawed, we have only two possibilities, as readers. Either the writer is simply badly mistaken, while CLAIMING to be "revealing" the true power-behind-the-throne. I would suggest this interpretation is improbable.

The more-likely interpretation is that this is disinformation. What is the purpose of this disinformation? To help HIDE the One Bank, by creating the mythology that a mere tentacle is actually the entire Crime Syndicate. In this respect, it is no different to how these same liars/oligarchs attempt to hide their Old World Order -- by inventing all of the "NEW World Order" mythology.

I suppose one reason I'm more "sensitive" to such disinformation is arrogance. When I see an article which claims to be "revealing secrets of Western banking" to me; I'm immediately skeptical. Lol!!!

Note the other way this is given away as disinformation. We're TOLD that these are the supposed Ringleaders of Western financial crime, we don't learn anything about the crime itself. All we get is fluff. The only "crime" that is even mentioned is the BIS's original role as the West's money-launderer, so it could continue to do business with Hitler -- except even that is left out.

You would learn just as much, if not more, from one of my old commentaries...except without all the fluff and HERO-WORSHIP... contrast, this disinformation treats these bankster foot-soldiers, and even the BIS itself as being at least quasi-legitimate (except for its shameful past). And in our lawless, crime syndicate system, "quasi-legitimate" is the new gold standard.

12:09 PM
6 days ago
Jeff Nielson, Jeff Nielson replied to the topic Re: The original corporate raiders in the forums.
Jeff Nielson wrote:

There is a strong case for viewing piracy, as a form of maritime organised crime/guerrilla warfare. It was plundering Spanish ships and settlements that set up the beginnings of the British Empire. The Spanish themselves, of course, carried out a long-term piratical raid on South America.

I had to respond that one remark, specifically. Note the similarity between Israel and the British Empire. While the Crime Syndicate was growing; the Brits were open pirates, themselves. But once the Crime Syndicate's power had matured to the point where it was the Big Dog; the British Empire became staunchly "opposed" to piracy.

As everyone here knows; Israel is the original Terrorist State: a regime literally created out of a terrorist campaign, where Israel's first Prime Minister was the official, public leader of those terrorists. But as soon as Israel became the Big Dog in the Middle East (thanks to infinite/unlimited U.S. political and military WELFARE); then suddenly this Terrorist Regime morphed (literally overnight) into the region's and world's (supposedly) most Anti-Terrorist Regime -- while Israel continues committing acts of terrorism against its Palestinian hostages, to this day.

01:46 PM
Dylan wrote:
This fraud becomes simpler and simpler to understand as time passes...

...The governments are simply acting as money-laundering fronts.

You got it, Dylan: fraud and money-laundering, that pretty much sums it up. If you are a Crime Syndicate which is allowed to commit both of those crimes, as often as you want, and in (literally) any amounts; you can/will eventually STEAL EVERYTHING.

I could write much, much, much shorter pieces if I simply labeled each, individual act of this political theater/economic crime as "more fraud and money-laundering". Unfortunately, the criminals have made their fraud-and-money-laundering so convoluted through the combination of their absurdly complex financial "cons", and their saturation-brainwashing of our Zombie populations that no one would understand if I abbreviated my work to that degree.

As for that first opinion piece you cited; it reads exactly like I wrote it...kind of eerie...

01:30 PM
Jeff Nielson replied to the topic Re: NRA Conventioneers Grumble in the forums.
Good stuff Earl!

You've put so much together here, that it's hard for me to wrap myself around a single reply. To begin with; yes, I see a definite link, too, between the two news items you first referred to:

Florida House committee approves bill to allow guns at college

South Carolina lawmaker wants mandatory gun classes in schools

[note the link for the second item doesn't work]

With the first item; we have more of the "guns everywhere" insanity we have been seeing in many parts of the U.S., most-notably the southern Insanity Belt. In the second item; we have some brain-dead political mouthpiece wanting to make GUN INDOCTRINATION (i.e. gun-brainwashing) mandatory -- as if all of the U.S.'s TV/movie propaganda, and news propaganda, and video-game propaganda isn't already doing a good enough job here.

What could be the possible purpose of "mandatory gun classes"? To brainwash more girls, the segment of the population most-resistant to the guns-and-news propaganda, the guns-and-entertainment propaganda, and its guns-and-games propaganda. Force the girls to be exposed to this brainwashing -- whether they like it, or not. More, pure fascism.

Let me refer to one specific point, me quoting you, quoting me (lol):

NRA member Dan Utz of the Chicago area says he tries never to patronize establishments that don’t allow guns. In this case, he says he may have to break his rule.

To me, it's a tone of arrogance.

Yes Earl, from one perspective this is a tone of arrogance, much like the Bad, Old Days when the cigarette-smoking 'majority' (were smokers EVER the majority?) thought that simply because they considered that filthy/deadly (and utterly idiotic) habit to be acceptable that non-smokers should simply shut-up, and allow themselves to be exposed to these toxins -- and STENCH.

But there is also a very different way to look at this attitude of ignorance: as the mindlessness of BRAINWASHING VICTIMS. How/why could cigarette-smokers have ever believed that their filthy, disgusting, horribly unhealthy could ever be tolerable in public places (particularly enclosed public places)?

Because these Zombies were BRAINWASHED by the saturation advertising of the Tobacco Companies. And given how evil are those companies; almost certainly they are more tentacles of the One Bank. Indeed; the mass-brainwashing of smokers may have been such an (unexpected) success that it imspired the extreme/endemic total-brainwashing which I have characterized as the Wonderland Matrix.

The Wonderland Matrix

Think about it. You've just managed to successfully convince the Zombies that a totally disgusting habit, which produces no "benefits" or pleasurable effect whatsoever, and does nothing but INFLICT people to a nasty addiction to one of the most-powerful POISONS on the planet is "cool", and "glamorous", and "sexy".

If you can convince Zombies that voluntarily addicting themselves to one of the humanity's most-deadly poisons is cool/glamorous/sexy, you can convince the Zombies of anything. In this case; it's convincing them that carrying around the deadliest toys we have managed to create (everywhere they go), and insisting that having those deadly toys ALL AROUND THEM makes them "safer".

My apologies for all the emoticons, but what choice did I have? We don't even have a word for stupidity of this degree and magnitude...

01:10 PM
There was an excellent article I spotted on Sinclair's site, which seems to accurately encompass the latest U.S. "negotiations" and "deal" with Iran over its "nuclear ambitions". Note the regular need for use of quotation marks.

The United States never negotiates with other nations. What it calls "negotiations" are its efforts to either BULLY other nations into doing things they don't want to do, or TRICKING other nations into doing what they don't want to do. And when it fails in its attempts at force or trickery; it resorts to its third form of fraudulent "international relations".

The U.S. signs the best "deal" it is able to negotiate with its Victim, then, immediately after the deal is signed; the U.S. simply pretends that the deal gives it everything it wants/needs -- totally irrespective of what the deal actually says. This is precisely what is described in the article below, except expressed through the viewpoint of Iran's (real) leader, Ayatollah Khamenei:

Earlier today, Khamenei broke his silence on the supposed "framework" the Obama administration has been trumpeting as the basis for a nuclear accord. Khamenei's speech pulled the rub out from underneath the administration.

Khamenei accused the Obama administration of "lying" about the proposed terms, being "deceptive", and having "devilish" intentions according to multiple published accounts of his speech, as well as posts on his official Twitter feed.

Accusing Obama of "lying" is rather redundant, being the proverbial dog-bites-man "news" item. What I would like to see is some real news: someone "accusing" Barack Obama of telling the truth -- that would be a front-page headline. As for the rest; it simply confirms (in specific terms) the general strategy of this Rogue Nation that was previously described.

Obviously when the writer talks of a "supposed framework", "lying about the proposed terms", and then quoting Khamenei's labels about being "deceptive" and "having devilish intentions"; we are obviously talking about yet another U.S. Pretend Deal -- where (much like its recent wars) it simply "declares victory", irrespective of what has actually transpired.

This is why the U.S. finds it utterly impossible to abide the terms of any political or economic treaty it enters into, on either a bilateral or multilateral basis. Irrespective of what these treaties say; the U.S. simply pretends that these "deals" give it everything it wants -- and then it ACTS ACCORDINGLY.

Obviously, when one Rogue Nations enters into a sham-deal, pretending there are terms which don't exist, and then "acts accordingly"; it is the acting accordingly which causes problems. It's why the U.S. has been the target of far more complaints to the WTO (World Trade Organizations) of "trade violations" than any other nation. In its economic relations, much like its political relations; the U.S. simply does what it wants to do -- irrespective of what it has "agreed to".

It is because of this that the U.S. is not "the World's Only Superpower", and its certainly not the world's "policeman". It is simply the world's largest Terrorist Bully. The difference is that when the U.S. slaughters thousands, or tens of thousands, or hundreds of thousands with its acts of terrorism (Hiroshima, Nagasaki); it calls this "war"-- and thus tells other nations that they must obey the Geneva Conventions in dealing with this global Terrorist.

But when other, much smaller entities (i.e. Victims) of this Terrorist commit acts of warfare against this Terrorist; the U.S. calls this terrorism -- and then claims this "justifies" the refusal of this Rogue Nation to abide by even the minimal standards of humanity known as the Geneva Conventions.

Many have speculated (most-notably Ron Paul) that the U.S. is trying to start/provoke "World War III", and here we have another possible pretext, certainly more-plausible than the lies it told the world before invading Iraq. Consider the following (hypothetical script).

a) The U.S. signs a "deal" with Iran which finally provides it with what it has been seeking all along: the end of the U.S.'s systemic political/economic persecution of this nation, and some degree of "national security" (i.e. not having to fear being another one of the U.S.'s invasion targets or bomb-sites).

b) On the basis of this deal; Iran conducts its own affairs accordingly.

c) Meanwhile, the U.S. has already publicly claimed/pretended that it signed a much different "deal". One that gives Iran nothing, but gives the U.S. what it wanted (yes, nations sign deals like this, all the time).

d) On the basis of another U.S. Pretend Deal; the U.S. then accuses Iran of "violating the agreement", and on the basis of those imaginary violations, it claims it is "forced" to go to war -- or it engages in some act(s) so belligerent that it forces a military response from the Victim, and then the U.S. goes to war (i.e. Pearl Harbor, "9/11", etc., etc., etc.).

It's precisely what the U.S. did in Iraq. According to the accounts of many, most-notably Paul Craig Roberts; it's precisely what the U.S. has been trying to do (against Russia) with its manufactured coup and "crisis" in the Ukraine. Sadly, apart from Roberts and Paul; practically no notable U.S. figures have been willing to stand up and LABEL the actions of this Fourth Reich for what they really are.

The Fourth Reich

Ron Paul: U.S. is a "police state"
Reckless Congress 'Declares War' on Russia
The Cowardly and Despicable American Presstitutes
How The US Government and US military Became Murder, Inc.
The United States: Police State Today, Martial Law Tomorrow; Part I
The United States: Police State Today, Martial Law Tomorrow; Part II

...and of course, standing behind this Puppet Bully, pulling its strings; we have the Old World Order (aka "the One Bank"):

The Old World Order
The One Bank

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P.S. Note that for many, many years; our societies have placed "a price" on human life, in all sorts of ways. Governments design roads/highways (and road safety) as a strict function of economics: how many dollars will it cost to save "X" amount of lives with a particular improvement?

Naturally all insurance companies place a "price" on human life, and in the U.S.'s system of private health-care insurance; their Death Panels put a price-tag on human (American) lives every day -- and it's pretty cheap. Note also that our (unofficial) two-tiered societies already place DIFFERENT values on the lives of the rich versus the lives of the poor.

A traffic-safety improvement which would be considered "mandatory" in wealthy neighbourhoods/suburbs is considered "optional" or simply unnecessary in less-wealthy districts. Corporate air/water pollution (and the DEATHS which accompany it) that is not allowed to affect wealthy districts is often allowed in the 'low-rent' districts. Indeed, these ghettos/quasi-ghettos often spring-up next to these industrial polluters -- because it's the only residential land cheap enough for the Poor to afford.

So we can pretend that any questions about "valuing" or even "suppressing" human life is simply some taboo subject where even neutral discussions cannot be tolerated, but that's not the "real world". In the real world; we (meaning our governments) have always placed a price-tag on human life -- and decided that some lives were "worth less" than our own societies.

In fact decent people need to become engaged in such discussions in order to ensure that we plan for a difficult future in the MOST-HUMANE/MOST-EQUITABLE manner possible.
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