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We've all seen some of those
other sites; their 'blog' started about six weeks ago and has maybe 12 posts.
Well, they've to start
Here at the CoinMine, we've been analyzing
things in quite a bit of detail for the past seventeen years; and we've been
spot-on more than a random roll of the dice
would indicate. Since 2000! Browse below through a few hundred
pages of observations, picks, calls, diatribes,
rants, and raves and mine your own nuggets.
SPOTLIGHT ON: The
mercury Mewl - The Internet's Favorite Demi-god
3.19.18 Why the US Post Office has
so many Nefarious Enemies:
Facebook caught misusing data, shares slide over 6%. FB executives use twitter
to explain their ignorance. And in In today’s feed – FB asks to use my face
recognition id data – but only for good things dontchyaknow! Love it…
3.19.18 Bitcoin Soars $1000 Off
The Lows After G-20 Rejects Crypto Crackdown
3.16.18 Picture of a 2000 Year Old
Italian Tile Floor
Fantastico! Ah, time's rich texture...
3.16.18 Sold SBUX, up @4% right at
the price target:
2.16.18 Bought SBUX for short term trade (sell just under 60?)
3.15.18 'Tis Raining Gold!
(Gold bars fall off plane)
3.9.18 Pentagon, *Again*, Cannot
Account for 1Billion USD
Yep, $345 Million can just disappear, and be used against
Even worse, look at the date - Feb 5th. Not that any main
stream news were reporting the constant stream of criminal fraud emanating from
the Pentagon, but a few independent newsies were picking up the story. So, to
squash that news cycle the school shooting was implemented a few days later.
Remember the date of the largest fraud exposure at the
Pentagon? Sept 10, 2011 Rumsfeld states that 2.3 Trillion was unaccounted for.
Well, you remember what happened the next day to bury that story (and yet
magically increase defense spending and fraud/waste/abut boated and
3.6.18 Sold RIG
Up about 3.5% in two weeks is a worthwhile exit.
2.19.17 Why School Shootings are
SBUX for short term trade (sell just under 60?)
GE @15.12 swing trade
Bought (RIG) swing trade
Bought SNH for dividend, will be interesting to see how this
one plays out...
2.16.18 On this Day in Financial
In 1878 Congress passed the Bland-Allison Act which
authorized new minting of silver coins to again circulate as specie (precious
Now you know why the first Morgan Dollars are dated 1878
Here is a fantastic background piece on the economic
conditions in teh 1870s-1890s:
2.13.18 More Realities of Starting Process, baby steps,
Long Before a Mine Ever Processes Earth
Even if you file
patent, even if you pay large sums for exploration, even if you pay even larger
sums to determine if the project is feasible, and then walk the
cultural/political gauntlet of ‘environmental compliance and social justice’
leading to a bankable feasible study (which shows the project could, maybe,
produce a profit), the chances of building a mine are quite low.
In fact, the world
gold council states that:
likelihood of a gold discovery leading to a mine being developed is very low,
with less than 0.1% of prospected sites leading to a productive mine." Read
more on the life cycle of a gold mine here:
The world gold council
actually produces facts regarding the gold mining industry, not the political
tripe manufactured by the Wilderness Society.
The saddest element of the story is that so few
folks even have a basic understanding of production, business or economics that
wilderness society and other propaganda arms can spew such drivel, which is
copied verbatim on other links/pages/outlets, with nary a fact check, much less
insertion of process, business or mining reality.
2.11.18 Wilderness Society and
Their Minions spread lies about the Mining Act of 1872
In fact, in their shameless fundraising blather they didn't
even make the effort to name the actual law, much less the restrictions on
filing any type of claim. Specious claims that mining magnates would destroy the
land for a few dollars an acre. Guess they never looked into the environmental
costs of mining in the US, yar!
Actual fact, nobody has applied for mining claim on this
uneconomic land since the feds were forced to return:
2.9.18 Retail and the 5oz cup of coffee
I get my 12 oz
cup of coffee at starbucks for 50cents, I’d say, about 80% of the time.
my coffee is home grown).
dollar and they get 50cents too. ‘Save a cup’ discount and they net tip 60
must pay the full rate $2.05 – but not usually.
You get what
you bargain for. If you’re friendly the retail prices is but one seldom option.
2.9.18 SF Bay Coin show tomorrow
and Sun - entry coupon:
2.9.18 Old train story
When I was a kid there were a couple older blokes that ran a 1:20
train and trestle. Could fit the kids, no adults. The train would loop a couple
ovals and we tykes loved it.
Was actually the original train and trestle, as I learned later on,
that served the local (defunct) gravel mine on the big river connecting to the
old state highway. Great place to grow up.
Maybe that was the genesis of a soft spot for those who keep the
old ways and stories alive…
2.8.18 Sold Edwards Life Sciences
This position up over 14% in 10 months, didn't want to give
back any more profit...
Paid high, hopefully sell higher (should be a longer term
trade/hold). Good relative strength on a California firm. Sure, it's expensive
(real expensive). But you have to put the money somewhere (and many sectors look
expensive right now). Just bought a bunch of coins, maybe buy more?
2.8.18 Sold SH (short SPY ETF)
Made over 4% in just a few days on a large position.
Expecting the plunge protection team will try to rally equities on this
declining volume. Stay vigilant, may need to get back in quickly...
2.8.18 Rest in Peace John Barlow
Great lyricist and a founder of the Electronic Frontier
Foundation (EFF), one of the few organizations protecting online freedom and
security. Maybe consider a small donation?
Your work lives on.
"Fare thee well now, let your life proceed by it's own
Nothing to tell now, let the words be yours, I'm done with mine"
2.4.18 Hope the Superbowl
Indicator is wrong
(which states a NFC win is bad for the US Dow Jones
Or it could be a steep decline for US equity markets...
2.2.18 Ugly Day in the Market
Almost all sectors and asset classes.
Forced too buy a positioning SH (Short the S and P 500) -
first time I've shorted the general equities in almost 3 years!
Hope it turns a long term loss.
Maybe the superbowl indicator will let us know!
(The January indicator- as the market goes in January it
shall go the rest of the year - was positive).
1.26.18 California’s wealthiest 1
percent pay 48 percent of the state’s income tax
1.21.2018 The Poor and Uneducated
suffer Mental Health Disorders over global warming propaganda
Old playbook - distract the lower classes so they don't rebel
against the real enemies keeping them down...
1.20.18 PR Nightmare - Catholic
Bishop Distances himself from Pope who defends pedophiles
That's right children - sayeth the pope - if you don't have
proof you were molested by the nice priest than STFU.
(Only the priests have the
proof, still on their computer and shared amongst the bishops).
And the good clergy struggle to keep open empty churches as
reasonable folk fail to support the pedophile-supporting vatican!
The Pope has better things to do than make right for
institutionalized child abuse - he's busy fighting 'climate change' by forcing
the carbon tax (modern day plenary indulgences) down our throat.
1.16.18 Goldfield, Nevada -
International Car Forest of the Last Church
Along the lines of Carhenge in Alliance Nebraska and the
Department of Mutant Vehicles in Black Rock City, Nv
1.9.17 DOI and FBI Railroaded Bundy
and twice they were set free. The Judge excoriates the
prosecution for criminal behavior:
1.5.18 Sold MNTR (bought
Up almost 30% in one day, hope to buy back cheaper
1.4.18 Watching the Marijuana
Market Crater and Crytp0 Stock Gyration Today
Buying opportunity if you have the stomach for the very high
risk. Putting some of last years earnings into some speculations; went long TRTC,
MNTR, GBLX and MCOA in the MJ sector; BLKCF, CINGF and BTCS in the crypto
1.4.18 Top Weird Things that Sold
Well, not sure those were the tops as the weirdest probably
didn't appear in the press. But, as the article displays yet again, there's a
market for practically anything - find your niche!
12.31.17 CoinMine 2017 Public Trades:
Profits of @2.7%, 6.5%, 14%, 2.6%, 3.5%, 6% and 1%
7 trades realized those profits in @two weeks or less.
2018 go so well…
12.31.17 Gold up 13.7% for the
12.29.17 Sold Euro
10.10.17 Went Long Euro
Always thought trading currency was more difficult than
stocks. Glad to exit this position with a win.
12.29.17 Sold GLD
Short term trade went according to plan, up @2.7% in 5
12.21.17 Bought GLD for a short
12.16.17 Yesterday the VIX
(Volatility Index) Closed Down 10%
12.13.17 Rest in Peace Pat DiNizio
12.7.17 Judge does what he is Paid
Support the leviathan tax authority above all!
Demands CoinBase provide data to IRS
Simple really, distort the law (never meant to protect YOU)
to define anyone making a profit in crytpocurrencies as a tax dodge = Tax State
12.7.17 Because Sea Levels are not
Climategate fraudsters fake the date to convince themselves
sea level is actually happening:
Yet another damning illustration of climate fraud...
11.28.17 Sold (GT)
Another nice pop today makes @6.5% gain in 10 days - yes sir
may I have another!
That outfit Guggenheim lowered their rating at 52 week lows -
either they are 1) criminally inept, or 2) just criminal (buying while telling
you to sell)
11.28.17 With the rise in
We've been getting a lot of interest in buying our domain.
Fascinating to interact with those who want an even bigger slice of the pie.
11.17.17 Really enjoy watching the
parasite class in Hollywood and Washington DC turn on each other
Once we citizens on Main Street stopped willingly serving as
their hosts, the viruses had no choice but to cannibalize their own!
11.17.17 Sold MNK
Up over 14% in less than that many days, take it when you
11.8.17 Bought Goodyear (GT)
Looks like sales volume is petering out...
11.8.17 Bought MNK
Speculative buy (funny to say on a mid cap biopharm). No
previous position, may be time to start scaling back into this sector...
11.4.17 More Fraud by Red Cross
Seems like every time there is a disaster, a few months later
one can read about the Red Cross mis-managing funds meant for victims.
Try the Salvation Army, much better track record.
10.29.17 Secured Automated Lending
Somebody will eventually figure out how to build derivatives
off the crytpo currencies. Salt may have just done that...
10.28.17 Lake Resources Seeks to
Unlock S. America Lithium Triangle
Will be interesting to see just how much Lithium is actually
10.28.17 Gold Bullion Coin
10.28.17 Develop up to a 40 Year
Price of Gold Chart in Various Currencies:
10.28.17 Oceans Continue to Cool
10.27.17 Haynesville Shale
Production Continues Upward Trend
Now at a three year high:
10.20.17 Holabird Americana Auction Underway
Thursday, October 19,
2017 - Monday, October 23
10.20.17 LiteCoin Continues its
10.20.17 Infographic: Why the War
on Drugs has Failed
10.20.17 How to Make a Folding
Hope Santa's brings me one (wonder what TSA thinks of it!)
Make a Coin Knife
10.13.17 Last Year Greenland
Experiences Record Increase in Sea Ice
10.13.17 Penguins Die on
Antarctica - Too Much Growing Ice
Anthropogenic warming models fail again - Antarctica has yet
another year of increasing ice
10.13.17 NASA Models Predicting
Rising Sea Levels Fails
Sea levels drop for second year in a row
10.10.17 Went Long Euro
10.9.17 Added some New Pendants and
Flat Pins on our Token Inventory Page
10.6.17 Upcoming (western US) Coin
Shows next two quarters:
10.6.17 Upcoming Coin Shows this
provided by CoinZip.com
10.5.17 IRS Impressed by Criminal
Activity at Equifax
Awards a sole-source contract for good work (fraud)!
10.5.17 Clark Howard, the
financial friend to many, provides good credit freeze directions:
Don't forget filing credit freeze and Innovis and ChexSystems
- there aren't just three credit bureaus...
If you want to get more proactive on managing your credit
file, here are three sources that might provide you some assistance (though
buyer beware) -
9.29.17 In addition to that Mona
Lisa sketch an original Reubens painting was recently ‘discovered’:
9.28.17 This one should have received more play
The end of farm labor
Think of the mass exodus of migrant farm workers from the
labor pool, and the resultant social impacts...
The monsanto roundup bots will come after (possibly using
lasers) the J. Deere lettuce bots
and you thought blade runner deserved a sequel!
9.8.17 FCC Chairman Visiting
Discussing ways to impose new regulations on electronic
freedom of speech
Might you consider support of the Electronic Frontier
Foundation in their efforts protecting your digital rights?
9.8.17 China to ban Local Crypto
That's what the degenerate propaganda network Reuters wants
the plebes to believe!
Thing is, the majority of Bitcoin has been flowing through
Chinese pools for quite some time:
You think China wants that control to go to the US?
Or, you think this is a play to generate even greater control
of the cyrpto currency flow?
You decide, I've already formed a thesis....
9.8.17 Equifax sells credit
portfolio on 143 Million Americans
Insiders than promptly sell their stock (public information).
Bet they shorted it too!
Too big to jail = third world legal system
9.8.17 More deflation - look at
the 10 year T-Bill yield fall
Even the Fed is giving up on their primary predictive tool -
the Phillips Curve:
That's ok, Blue Oyster Cult said 'don't fear the reaper'
mercury says don't fear deflation - gain from it!
In fact, Mauldin host Charles Gave provides some
thought-provoking analysis on Japan's recent apparent awakening from a
multi-decade deflation slump, coming through even stronger on the other side:
Japan has, indeed, been able to grow corporate equity - firms
are flush with cash.
On the other hand US Corporations are saddled with an
inordinate debt load. Here is the fed's estimate of such:
And that data is two years old, the problem was grown.
Difficult to even get this information without paying for it; how many times
have you seen the issue discussed by your 'leaders'?
Forget growing (debt) to prosperity - Japan showed austerity
Believe it or live it...
9.6.17 Younger Generation does not
want their Parent's 'stuff'
This is deflationary:
‘The News’ suggests you might get
brain cancer from your drinking water.
Rather than develop a story based
on investigation, research and fact-checking, ‘the news’ (Turner
Broadcasting/Time Warner) will viral up any half-baked fantasy concocted by the
least-informed elements of society wafting on social networks like five-day old
“It used to be
that reporters would research the facts,” Duffie said. “Now all they have to do
is flip on social media and if it looks like something is getting traction, they
take that chat and run with it."
8.31.17 SEC changes broker dealer
8.31.17 A very short history of
semi-recent US currency:
surprising the USS McCain brings pain and death, just as the name sake.
Even more interesting, now that the story has been
officially denied guess we know that Russia has shared the focused EMP scalar
technology with china. That what, 4 ships in the past 5 months?
The US Navy has killed more of its own sailors this year than
died in combat throughout the world.
8.24.17 US Incomes Rise for First
Time since 2007
And explains why 80% of Americans are living paycheck to
paycheck (and those are the 80 million who haven't permanently stopped looking
for a job):
8.22.17 How do markets perform
following a solar eclipse? Pretty well, typically…
8.8.17 Someone sent along a Jim
Rickards article, and asked for my opinion:
Here was my reply:
Conclusions? I only see a handful of vague prophesies – nothing specific enough
to merit attention much less action. Without a timeline his predictions are
worthless. Sure, it will all collapse. Rome and every superpower since also
collapsed, but it took centuries. Rickards has been a US equities bear and gold
bull for four solid years – wrong the entire time, an amazing opportunity cost.
Just another fear mongerer cashing in on hype.
1. Cash? Ok, which currency? Rickards has also stated that the US Government
(and others) want to outlaw cash (which is true). So, what is the purpose of
cash? In other words, cash in only a means to an end, not the means itself.
2. Gold/Silver? He has been wrong on this trade for 4 years. Wrong time of the
3. Museum quality collectibles? Sure, always nice to have something like that.
And who exactly will pick it out for you to ensure it isn’t fake?
4. Land? Land w/o water rights or contaminated land is worse than worthless, it
is a liability. Cash flow single family homes? Multifamily units? REITs? TICs?
Any the other 42,000 ways to invest? Sure, all good – but what, where, when and
He gets terrible reviews from folks that fell for his hype letters:
Bottom line, all terribly vague writing that is, at best, a crap shoot.
Better to buy/sell on a tactical basis in line with your longer term goals imho.
8.6.17 Not Only US and Euro fake
Australia has also been 'cooking the books'...
7.29.17 Interesting Website
Wonder how much time she spent on that!
7.27.17 Sold Low @near 77
Take the quick (3-day) wins, not every win comes easy, if
they come at all...
7.25.17 Bought LOW yesterday @74
Money coming back in, but you never know…
7.25.17 Sold EW @117
Looks like insiders know numbers won’t be pretty.
Worked out anyway, up a bit over 6% on this one…
[4.28.17 - Bought (EW)]
7.12.17 Sold SPY Trade Position
Not much meet on the bone (~1%) but the bird in the hand is better than the two
in the bush (and they've been acting kinda funny)
6.29.17 Flattening Yield
Curve/Decline in Price of Crude
Will be interesting to see where the Fed will attempt to
create inflation to justify their desire to raise the funds rate.
6.29.17 Went Long SPY
Hoping for a short term scalp trade...
6.29.17 Make Sure Your Prove Who
You Are to the Almighty State
Henry Ross Photographing For Identification Cards, Jewish
Administration, Department Of Statistics. 1940.
6.27.17 Google Guilty - Record
When you lose an anti-trust case, and you are in the business
of public trust, what - exactly- do you have left?
Sure, Google cheats and serves propaganda instead of unbiased
information; but at least now you know!
Why is the corporate industrial conglomerate and government pushing so hard for
this one? By some estimates there will be 300,000 jobs lost when cars and trucks
You can always answer a question by this answer: will the ‘solution’ empower
you, or someone else?
5.15.17 We Added a New Militaria
Page with Some Great Inventory
Check it out:
5.5.17 May the 4th Be With You
and always will as pocket change...
Pretty Kiwi Coins in the Star Wars motif-
5.5.17 Puerto Rico Goes Bankrupt
Who’s next? My bet is Illinois. Here’s a picture of Cairo Illinois, one of the
more scenic areas of the state and better run municipalities (note: abandoned,
empty and as of yesterday - partially flooded with warnings of potential levee
500 Earnings up 15% First Quarter 2017
This on top of year over year growth of 20% last year.
Something to consider when evaluation SnP valuations…
5.1.17 Predatory Facebook Targets
Emotionally Weak Children
All in a bid for further control.
And live stream broadcasts of rapes and murders replaces
bread and circuses...
4.28.17 Check your pocket change,
that penny could be worth 85k!
Yeah right. Interesting how mainstream media always portrays
rare coins, and coin collecting in general, akin to playing the lottery. It
isn't. Lottery is blind luck. Coin collecting is a hobby or investment, as
depending how much time and effort you put into it, the financial results vary
accordingly. Not like main stream media accepts the fact life it what you put into it...
4.28.17 Bought Edwards Life
Paid high, hopefully sell higher (should be a longer term
trade/hold). Good relative strength on a California firm. Sure, it's expensive
(real expensive). But you have to put the money somewhere (and many sectors look
expensive right now). Just bought a bunch of coins, maybe buy more?
4.22.17 Climate Change
Has been going on for at least 600 years as established by
the geologic record (and has been relatively mild by comparison for throughout
the last several thousand years):
4.19.17 Schwab Liquidates two Bond
Wonder what they know?
4.17.17 Woman's Saves Her Church by Donating Rare Coin
Guess it's still true, Gold is God's money...
4.16.17 Great Ca/Nv American Water
Works Association Conference
We’ve had great, abundant, clean, safe and cheap water
in this country for decades; time to start paying some bills to keep it that
4.7.17 How the Big Three Credit
Score Firms Calculate your Credit Score
(more or less)
35% Credit History
15% Length of Time/Age of Account
10% Type of Credit Cards you have
10% Recent Increases in credit/limits
4.5.17 MSN wants you to spot ‘fake
money’, and then spends eight pages of clickbait defending FRNs.
I would offer you this, instead:
“Money is Gold and Nothing Else” – JP Morgan, Testimony to Congress
4.4.17 Richmond Fed Chief Lacker
admits leaks, resigns
(whose lackey was lacker?):
4.2.17 Pogue Collection Auction -
3.10.17 Coin Shows This Weekend
Though around here, given the nice weather, estate sale
season starts to bloom. Just bought a large box of stuff, now going to find out
what's in it...
3.10.17 Record Prices Realized for
Comics at Auction
Tangible Goods and Vintage Paper - get yours now!
3.10.17 Neat Article on Some
Beautiful US Currency Designs
3.9.10 Friend Deposited Check, US
Couple months later they discovered bank never credited
account for the check deposit. Writer of the check had to go to their bank
and order a copy. Copy showed, indeed, that the check was cashed - but the
endorsement stamp was so faint as to read illegible.
Had the friend not lucked out and find the original deposit
slop in the to-be-shredded pile the bank would have kept the money.
Wonder how many times a hear the banksters pull that scam for
small amounts and the plebes never even know!?!
tl;dr - keep your checking deposit slips!
3.8.17 Sure, CIA is Spying on You
through your Devices
Most folks with iphones realize that facebook is listening
all the time and turning your speech into search results; there are many threads
about this topic on the web.
What really interested us this morning was that Amazon picked
up part of our conversation via laptop microphone and turned it into a search
result - we are sure of this (and no, we don't have alexa et. al). Have seen no
other mention of this anywhere...
3.2.2017 Price of Bitcoin Reached
Parity with Price of Gold Today
And a lot more people own gold than bitcoin...
3.2.17 Marissa Mayer Stripped of
Dang, she ran Yahoo into the ground. Nothing but fraud and
deceit, and she still get's paid!
Gotta admit, providing government doublespeak propaganda sure
pays the bills....
2.24.17 2017 first time since 1987
Dow logged 12 higher high closings in a row...
Streak ended today!
2.24.17 Upcoming Heritage Fine
Silver Art Auction
2.24.17 Mayhaps a Reason for
Record Collectible Prices including premier Coins, Sports Cards and Comics
Here's a musing:
tldr: blame the fed
2.24.17 Upcoming Coin Shows this
The market has showed more strength this year to date...
Lightening up some US Equity Positions Here
First time raising cash since December/Jan 2015 (lucky timing then!
Last couple weeks of February typically show an equity pullback (though often a
good buying point for nice March/April time fame)
This run up in equities may be losing a bit of steam
Always a good time to harvest a rich equity profit
2.23.17 Interesting – Stratfor looking for forum manager
2.18.17 Occasionally Worth Looking
at the Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns
to track the return of the various asset classes over a
period of time.
Below is a Callan chart for nine asset classes ranked between
the years 1993 and 2012.
This chart I provide here tracks just five asset classes
(stocks are grouped rather than split), and the period of performance is longer
- 1972-2015, showing how many times each asset class came in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
We can see that over that 33 year performance period a few
* Cash generally performs poorer than the other four asset
* Stocks and Bonds tend to perform neither the best nor the
worst over the years, but tend to perform in the middle of the pack.
* Gold and REITs tend to either perform very well, or very
* REITS in particular tend to outperform the other market
Hence, making investment sector choices - heavily weighting one
over another - will provide for a better than average return (so long as you
generally pick right!)
2.14.17 FEDS Refuse to Support a
Safe Oroville Dam Overflow
Just as the FED EPA failed to act on
Flint Drinking water despite their requirement to do so, just as FED EPA
poisoned a pristine river in Colorado etc., on and on, ad nauseum….
Forced evacuation of 160k downstream of tallest dam in the US
Any shocks to California’s water system – the bedrock infrastructure in this 6th
largest world economy that supports all other state industries – is something to
Editor-in-chief of the Silicon Valley Business Journal sues Yahoo for
Not only does Missy Mayer have a documented
track record of illegal hiring discrimination, she has a track record of
destroying what was once a prominent brand and business.
incredible sketches by a master (really!) in his inherited collection, what
dreams are made of:
2.2.17 Study – children with
Autism Spectrum Disorder have higher levels of mercury
1.18.17 China to Ban Ivory Trade
by end 2017
Going to become increasingly difficult to make a market for
this type of material...
1.15.17 Moody's Criminal Action in
Credit Rating Fraud Helped Blow the Housing Bubble
They agree to a pittance fine less than a billion dollars for
their part destroying hundreds of thousands of american family lives,
intentionally separating them from their homes.
Warren Buffet the greatest inside trading scammer of all
time, holds more Moody's shares than anyone.
He has the gall to say 'Golly, I had no idea they were shady"
1.14.17 EPA Poisons Pristine River
and then Claims they don't need to make things right
Of course they can't make it right. But, if you dig an
illegal ditch on your property they'll send agents with guns to ruin your life:
1.13.17 Famous Inverted Jenny
comes to Auction Block
Sold for a cool six figures.
Really enjoyed the image that tied together all the various
stamps to recreated the original sheet...
1.13.17 Lady Liberty is a
Beautiful Black Woman in 2017 US Liberty Coin
Would be interesting to find the original female model for
Also curious how many of these are going to sell...
1.8.17 The Glass Penny
1.5.17 Treasure hunting villagers
ignored police to dig up over 500kg of Qing dynasty coins
Bit of a strange tale. Around here if you ignore the police
they arrest you. Or sometimes they mace and body slam you then arrest you.
Also - the pensioners and children were looting an archeology
site. Where were the young men. Oh yea - THEY were the police officers letting
their family loot the site because a) The families are desperately poor after 60
years of communist rule and, therefore b) no respect for the government 'law'.
Poor story for the chicom authorities...
1.4.17 Researchers found master hub
and dies for 1964 Morgan Dollar
There was no way they were going to let Kennedy keep the US
on honest money...
1.4.17 Lithium Roundup
Tesla begins battery production at Reno plant:
International Lithium drilling in Ireland
Australian Producer Neo Metals:
Critical Elements Exploring in Quebec
Nevada Energy Metals is Exploring in Nevada:
Production in the US is primarily in Texas or Nevada.
I've posted much on the Nevada sources/companies/pictures/secnarios
especially Western Lithium, now:
ACDF LITHIUM AMERS CORP NEW COM
You can read more by ctrl-F through my 2012-2014 blog where I
posted a bunch on the Nv lithium situation...
1.4.17 PCGS Coin Forum Rolls Out
1.4.17 Krause announces their Coin
of the Year Winners
Some real beauties...
1.3.17 Purchase Price Index up 9
of last 10 months
...against a background of a stronger dollar. Rather
impressive. Trade has led the way, which provides some slack for tariff threats
both real and imagined.
1.2.17 Great Bechtel Album of
Confederate Notes offered by Heritage:
1.2.17 Anybody think we're due for
a boring year?
Sold GLD a bit over 110, bought at 106.5 Dec 22.
@2% profit in a week.
High probability trade paid. Was a larger position so profit
12.22.16 Glad I sold Macy's (M)
Today they tanked 3.5% after giving off a worse than
usual stench yesterday.
Who shops there anyway?
Guess I'll miss the parade, 'Z'uckerberg's pride parade'
doesn't possess quite the zing now does it?
Even worse - down almost 5.5%.
Better to be lucky than good!
Should've shorted the stocks, already short the demographic!
12.22.16 Had clear protective
window film installed
Great stuff, 8mm thick, made by 3M.
If you have anything worth protecting - the security film is
worth getting, worth getting the good stuff, and worth having it professionally
There is an even better product just now entering the market:
Best for commercial applications, since most residential windows aren't quite
12.22.16 Went Long GLD
Looking for a bounce to trade...
12.21.16 Review of my 2016 Public
(Two for two @12.5% actualized gain).
Not quite as good as 2015, but works for me...
Summary of my 2015
(Seven winners, one loser)
8) Sold GLD
17th, high probability trade worked out for small profit.
Sold Whole Foods
27 a little under 31, sold for a decent trading profit.
6) 9.3.15 Sold SPY wannabe trade for a small loss
(bought August 21st)
5) Sold RRD May 6. 2015
Nailed the 5 year bottom within 8 weeks (I bought
10.19.2012); paid a VERY nice dividend too, double or triple the 10yr
bond. RRD is now down almost 20% from that peak in May.
4) 3.25.15 Sold PSQ for a small (2%) profit
3) Sold XLE at @80.44.
Good for about 3.5% gain over 8 week trade.
2) 2.12.15 Sold CSCO (a *very* old position) around
@29.50 - within just cents of the 2015 high.
1) 2.12.15 Sold PAAS
@ 15% gain in 3 months
12.21.16 Sold M (Macy’s) @$37.4
Bought about $34 on 6.3.2016. Trade yielded @10% in 6mo.
On trendline, not a bad place to buy, actually, but will take
my profit as the latest action suggests 4th Q results might display
6.3.16 Bought M and JCP
due for a bounce, short to medium term.
12.21.16 Sold JCP (J.C. Penny) little over nine.
Bought at a little under 8. Trade yielded @15% in 6mo.
Underperforming, as expected, but you can still make money on
Bought M and JCP
due for a bounce, short to medium term.
Great bounce, but also another bad fade, retail sector not
looking good no matter how you slice it.
Conviction for IMF Bankster Lagarde
Too bad they never prosecute for the real crimes…
12.17.16 Microsoft Point Program
now accepting bitcoin.
Yep, bet they would rather have your bitcoin than their
Target charges 16% for the luxury of purchasing a stupid gift card.
Guess that is
the profit margin they need to allow hackers to gain information on 110 million
credit card holder customers/dupes.
Sent cash instead, long live cash!
12.11.16 Democrat Introduces Bill to
Insert Tracking Chip in Humans
12.9.16 US Accuses Russia of
Attempting to Hack US Elections
Instead, US attempts to hack US Elections
12.9.16 Fukushima Radiation
Reaches US Shores
Remember that fact when the anti-drillers squeak and demand
US shutdown domestic fuel production
Radiation reached the west coast last year:
EPA refuses to monitor the massive pollution source
threatening citizens and ecological receptors:
The EPA stopped all efforts to protect the US oceanic and
aquatic resources and threats to millions of people living on the US western
Of course, the US EPA was not able to do something had they
even tried (EPA nuclear sensors fail to work, employees unable to understand
Japan and International Atomic Energy Agency fail to collect
and report required data:
The fake news sites (state controlled mainstream media owned
by six major corporations) wants you to believe all is safe (keep consuming
12.8.16 Major Banks Illegally Rig
Precious Metals Trade Prices
Deutsche Bank pays fines (and everyone is allowed to keep
...illegal bank collusion to prop up their monopoly, same as
it ever was!
12.8.16 The Illusion of Reality
12.8.16 Sharia Gold Standard
12.4.16 Prime Minister of Italy,
Matteo Renzi, resigns over a 'No' Vote
Supposedly the vote was to reform the system, yar!
Italy has had 60 Prime Ministers and
65 governments since the end of WWII.
Fact is, 'Italy' is a very modern political
construct, not a historical or cultural one.
Politics change, sometimes exceedingly
There is no reform coming, Italy knows grandeur and collapse (banking, military
or otherwise) and does not negotiate in between...
12.4.16 Heard a Great Interview
with Alex Markovsky
He studied Marxism in the USSR and has written about how the
US did not defeat communism, it has instead adopted such (Liberal Bolshevism).
Book already sold out at Amazon, sigh...
12.3.16 Coal Companies Catch a
EPA relaxes regs via Revisions to Procedure 2-Quality
Assurance Requirements for Particulate
Matter Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems at Stationary Sources (Final).
12.2.16 World Economic Forum
develops a graphic of most traded items on the 'dark web'
And guns aren't even traded on the dark web? yar! (fake news
12.2.16 Krause Nomination for
Coins of the Year Announced
Some beautiful specimens...
12.1.16 Bansky Prints Set Auction
Collectible Paper, nothing quite like it...
11.30.16 Nice Coin Variety Website
You Might Want to Peruse
11.25.16 The World's Most Valuable
11.24.16 We Are Incredibly
Grateful and Give Thanks
for the wonderful people in our live and those who visit our
Thank you for your patronage!
11.16.16 Free Art-Making Session
at the Crucible This Weekend (Oakland, Ca)
11.9.16 Either the Political Fraud
Campaign Suffered from a an Unusually High Level Incompetence
Compared to standard government operations, or the rigging
hasn't quite become ubiquitous quite yet.
An even worse scenario – Trump somehow agreed acquiesced to
fall guy role for all the problems that are (planned) to come...
11.7.16 Yay - politics!
Voting Machines count votes the way the Owners Want Them Counted.
So, the central banker controllers
install puppet Hilary, though doubt she will get re-elected or even serve a full
The bad news is her first acts are Executive Orders to regulate ammunition
purchase and then remove the ability of a family to protect itself with body
Next she appoints possibly the
worst choice on a historical basis to the SCOTUS, possibly Obama. Don’t see
Bernie as Chair of Senate Finance Committee since the senate will likely remain
in opposition (mildly, as republican’s are wont).
The good news: That is all puppet
Hillary will accomplish. Look how little the last president got done in 8 years.
Try to find little clinton’s accomplishments over the past 45 years = scant to
The good people will provide an
opposition senate and house as gridlock proves desirable when sycophants reach
The central bank now possesses the
green light to raise fed funds rates on cue, driving the next recession which in
turn will allow for even more draconian proposals that the dark powers have
crafted as the next agenda. Namely:
Blame the stock market crash on
trading; instill tax on most financial transactions to drive business out of
Enact even more draconian
regulations on business to prevent future startups while shoving through
This allows the machines to
replace human labor (30 million jobs in trucking/transportation alone are on
the line) and will force the people to accept perpetual reliance on the
government through the coming hallmark ‘social justice legislation’ of
11.6.16 President Finally Decides
on His Legacy: Treason!
Caught on Tape - O Encourages illegal aliens to vote =
encouraging voter fraud (yes, that is an illegal activity)
11.1.16 Amazing How the World
Economic Forum and Terracylce Deny the Obvious
People don't recycle for the same reasons they don't
proactively build a better economic world for themselves or progeny - the entire
system is set up against initiative and action.
In California you can take in more money by scamming the
social system (taxpayer waste) rather than getting a job, much less building a
business. Hence, why bother?
10.31.16 You Want to See Something
Citibank named Obama's Cabinet, before the Clown was even yet
10.21.16 One Cent Worth One Grand
Kudos to Ally Bank for trying to get folks interested in
their pocket change
Find one and it is your lucky day!
10.21.16 Clearly the Fed Funds
Interest Rate should not Remain at Emergency Rates
For seven years after the emergency.
Clearly the fact it remains so shows the fed compelling
interest to support the current regime.
And just as clearly, now that their political independence is
demonstrated as nothing more than a charade, so to goes the rationale for their
10.21.16 Steven Wynn Takes a Swipe
at the Almighty Fiat Machine
Pretty interesting when the top dogs that benefitted from the
fiat pyramid scheme start biting their master's hands....
10.10.12 Yahoo 'secretly' Spied on
US Citizenry Emails
Yah, what a surprise!
As I mentioned when that beast mayer took over YHOO - she was
put in that position to dance like a puppet for her overlords. First thing she
did was build a nursery to server herself and then commenced upon her duofold
mission - spy for the secret police and destroy the company. She certainly did
both of those (and not much of anything else!).
Here was the plan, all along, as I presented to you four and
a half years ago...
Proliferation Propaganda from Yahoo proposing further Government Control over
Your Personal Finances
Yahoo must push the garbage even harder, as
they’ve been contracted to do by the government, since they realize
their platform for the propaganda is collapsing. Yahoo is
crashing, they’ve announced yet another ‘re-structuring’ program last
week (in addition to laying off another 2,000 employees).
The government realizes Yahoo is fading into
irrelevancy. Look at the ghastly poor quality of writing and editing in
these ‘articles” (paid for commercials extolling the virtues of a
government-based economy). Even more damning is the comments on
these articles, the little people excoriate the obvious double-speak,
factual error, and basis implausibly of the article content.
So, Yahoo is forced to push up the timeline of
these ‘articles’ (trial balloons for government-economy)
10.1.16 Not Enough for the fed to
Support their Crooked Politician by Policy
Nope, they're also funneling emergency cash into the
9.30.16 Etrade Just Called and
Left a Message for Me
They are upset that I have so much cash position, they want
to make it 'work for me in the markets'
Yep. So many institutional investors are pulling money out of
the banking sector right now (just look at yesterday in Europe) before the
intentional market correction after the election that the financial whores are
trolling the lowly individual investors.
There will be quite a bit of conglomeration in the financial
sector during this next downturn. In fact, the sector is already preparing for
such an event. Look at the news yesterday that Scottrade and Ameritrade are
looking to merge. Look at Wells Fargo already beginning to panic and commit
massive fraud, in the open, with no concern for recrimination (b.c. there won't
be any - too connected to fail), look at Deutchbank begin to implode.
Not going to be pretty...
9.29.16 Bloomberg propaganda desk
Yesterday had another 'Federal Reserve Wednesday'
They did mention Janet Yellen's continuing struggle to link
together more than two cogent sentences. However, Bloomberg has provided well
over five hundred hours of 'news' (more like commentary and talking points) on
the federal reserve/interest rate 'story' over the past three months. And not
one mention on how the Fed, despite promising to raise rates multiple times this
year, has not done so - in a obviously bid to prop up the economy (at emergency
fed fund rate levels) and aid a mortally damaged candidate Hilary.
After the election, the fed raises rates and tanks the US
economy, on purpose, by design.
Crime. Intentional. Forecast. Deliberate.
9.27.16 The War Over Oil may not
be winding down,
But the War For Water is just ramping up.
Are India and Pakistan on the verge of a water-war?
9.16.16 Manufactured Marketing
Hype by the mainstream Presttitutes:
"If you haven't bought your iphoneX yet, you may be out of
Yah right - Here is an actual picture of demand for apple
products taken the afternoon after the phone was announced on Chestnut Street,
Nobody was buying the product, but I guess the dupes might
still believe the hype!
Even more ridiculous in Asia "oh, you can't get the *black*
case because of the massive demand. Har, more like artificial scarcity coupled
with crappy supply chain management. (Look at apply stock decline over the last
couple years for confirmation).
In other words, their marketing/pricing model is akin to
9.14.16 Knowledge on The Right Way of
Living is indeed becoming (intentionally) lost
As I wrote on 4.27.06:
"Of course, type in allodial patent in
the search engines and u soon realize maybe a few dozen people left in the
understand the concept of owning your own land w/o subservience as
liege to the tax crown..."
Yep, sure enough. I remember writing that sentence over ten
years ago. I remember the google returned over 36,000 hits for the term 'allodial
title' that day. Now, the google demon has scrubbed the hit for that phrase down
(and now, the microsoft software doesn't recognize the word
alloidal either, go figure.
Removing knowledge on how to live a free life is now the bread and
butter of google. Remember when their motto was 'don't be evil'. Yah, that
Scrubbing truth from existing in the internet vernacular,
what a way to spend your life...
9.11.16 Tom Torlakson, the California
Secretary of Education, just knocked on our door.
Told him the charter schools with better performance should
command more resources.
(Bernie and Hilary were nearby earlier this year, our zip
code is an important demographic)
Anyway, the politician pretended to care, but he’s only here
trying to get his wife elected to another position of lifetime graft…
9.9.16 Heritage Offers Great Ethnocultural Collection at
When you look at the prices for these objects, many (if not most) are completely
unique as in one of a kind hand made - their value looks rather reasonably
priced to some other tangible asset classes.
9.10.16 Man Finds Large Gold Nugget
California may have lost a bit of shine, but is still the Golden State!
Sure, the journalist may believe the nugget is only worth scrap weight, but
serious collectors pay a premium for gold nuggets (and other outstanding
9.9.16 Ok, Summer is Over - Time to Get Back into the
Fold and Serious -
So, why not start out the fourth quarter acting out your favorite superhero
(and/or) villain at Long Beach Comic Con!?!
8.12.16 UN Causes Mass Cholera
Outbreak in Haiti
Takes one year to admit primary involvement.
Pretty common for those 'protecting you' to be the cause of
so much misery.
And some wonder why so many resist 'world government'...
(Did I ever tell you about the time the US Public Health
Service willingly and knowingly injected children with syphilis)
8.6.16 Only Fitting that US First
Gold Medal in 2016 Olympics
Is in shooting...
8.5.16 Economic Indicators
Last quarter growth (as GDP) per Census Bureau was 1.2%
(annualized). However, the 1st quarter GDP that was reported as 1.1% was
downgraded to a lowly 0.8%.
Last two quarters earnings per share growth was
negative, and this was with an average equity PE of 19!
Durable goods orders continue to plunge.
Weakest recession recovery since 1941 (this administration
was the only one in the history of the U.S to not ever grow the economy by 3%.
Business bankruptcies have increased to double digit rates in
the last two quarters, and are continuing to increase.
A confirming indicator of shrinking business is that the US
tax income is down 27% year over year.
Corporate profits have been down five of six past
US Election Convention Circus
Mildly Entertaining watching the unraveling of the parasite
At least the republicans kicked out the Bush and Romney
criminal cartels to the curbside. They should be in prison, but ignominy is a
Yet - voting Trump is like dropping acid. You are in for a
wild, fun and sometimes terrifying ride but deep down you know it is not a real
viable long term solution.
The democrats fared worse. Beside the constant booing the
show was overshadowed by the extremely damaging wikileaks that show how rigged
their game is. Not often you see the sausage making memos. All the racist, jew
baiting, deplorable internal communications provides fun reading. Isn't that
often an insider (DNC chair) is forced to resign - incompetence and corruption
is typically rewarded.
Though my favorite bit is how Bernie called his revolution a success - which
boiled down to a couple modified paragraphs of the DNC platform, none of which
matters. Even better - he told his sheep to Vote Hillary then he QUIT the
democrat party during the convention. Man, amazing how gullible these kids are
"Don't follow my lead - do what I am paid to tell you to
7.28.16 US Durable Goods Orders
now Down Six Consecutive Quarters
and this miss was larger than expected.
That is a major measurement of a nations economy health, and it isn't looking
Starbucks (SBUX) Raises Employee Hourly Rate ("Living Wage" scam)
And, raises their prices of good and services the very same
What a coincidence!
Required Minimum Distribution
For Those Turning 70.5 this year you must begin Required
Minimum Distribution (RMD) for most IRA’s and some retirement plans.
You can find more information here:
Just wanted to make sure this was on your radar screen and
your CPA had advised any necessary strategies such as Rolloevers, etc.
6.11.16 Tangible Assets Selling Very
Well, Setting New Records
New Record Sale for Spiderman Comic
Heritage 2016 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction performed
Terrible Jobs Report
US has lost, likely permanently, over 1.3 million
manufacturing jobs in the last eight years according to the US government bureau
that tracks such figures:
At one point the lost had been over 2 million, but lower end
hires, during the weakest economic recovery from a recession in over 130 years,
has pushed the numbers to a less spectacularly ghoulish figure.
These stable good paying middle-class building jobs have been
replaced with temporary or part time jobs waiting tables and serving drinks. Why
hire and pay a full time wage that requires the massive health care tax when you
you simlpy hire two for the price of one - and offer benefits to neither?
Exactly, there is no reason...
6.3.16 Bought M and JCP
Retail due for a bounce, short to medium term.
Long term, they both get folded into better run companies.
The Living Memorial - Life is good
Food is plentiful, food is good,
good is cheap = Life is Good
Why is food inexpensive?
Because the weather has been
perfect over most the world for 3 plus years! New lands are coming into
production faster than old ones are fallowed. Productivity continues to rise.
the climate is more favorable to agricultural growth
than at any time in the pat 10,000 years (last little ice age).
Increase in US Feed Grain Ending Stocks (stores) over last three years
increase in wheat production, with estimates for future production only
deficits were common all through last decade. Now, for seven of the last ten
years production has met or outstripped demand!
course, the globalist asshats at the UN had erred in their predictions of future
soft commodity output, just as they've been wrong with almost everything else -
even better news for the world - price of these food commodities has either been
steady or declining since the increase in production!
5.29.16 How Can the Federal Reserve Raise
Rates When the Economy is So Poor?
The Fed turns hawkish?
Yah right. Why would we believe them this time?
This is the ONLY president to not
grow the economy (GDP) over 3%. Moreover, the regime has issued more more
debt than previous 44 presidents combined!
We can't afford to pay the debt
back, ever (which of course was always the plan).
Now we keep interest
rates at artificially low rates so we don't even have to pay back the interest!
Never, ever, Give UP the Gold
(Well, if you can't pass it on
gold should be the last thing you give up before giving up the ghost)
It may well be valued much more
by someone after you pass this mortal coil...
Interesting article regarding the great silver melt.
The article was from 1999,
basically the bottom of the commodity (incl. silver and
coin markets). The article also
harkened back to 1985, another trough in the metals markets. Fascinating
psychology at market lows. I mean, look how wrong most the opinions in that
article were. Doom and gloom about the hobby. The experts COMPLETELY missed the
mega boom in coin collecting and major bull run up in silver that started,
literally, just a few weeks after that article came out. By the end of the first
leg silver, languishing near all time lows had gone up 10x.
The lull in coin collecting
completely evaporated and a new generation of young collector spawned with the
advent of the US State Quarter Program introduced just a few weeks after that
article. Millions of people were again collecting coins, from pocket change.
And, the third major lapse was a
complete misunderstanding how the internet would forever change coin collecting!
They simply did not see how ebay could bring collections straight into your
living room without ever leaving the house. The web was also the great equalizer
for information, lowly collectors were able to have access to real time sales
and became savvy in a fraction of time it took heretofore. Another great silver
melt ensued. And yet, you can still buy a roll of uncirculated 1958P quarters or
1955 halves, easily, with a couple mouse clicks today – both issues are
available on ebay right now.
When the folks are ringing their
hands over the storm clouds, plant some seeds – because the rain will bring a
Man, was I lucky to find kitco in
1999 after I had come to the conclusion buying silver, gold and collectible
coins was the next big thing. Too bad I only started with a $4.50 grubstake…
Problem in the Bond Market
difference in basis points between two and five year US debt issues since 2007.
recession in last 100 years preceded by a flattening of the yield curve.
Recession 2017 is baked in the cake. Standard procedure to tank the economy at
the presidential change.
‘economic crisis’ allows yet another series of increasing burdensome regulations
and controls on the populace.
Salon Believed Venezuela is a Modern Economic Miracle
Bernie just finished giving a speech in our town.
He drew a large
crowd, open air at the waterfront. I got stuck behind his motorcade coming home.
Hillary is in the city at a 20k/plate dinner with the glitteratti. Can't imagine
the desire to purchase influence from such a beast.
Sure, she’ll get
the vote of the fat/ugly women, most evil and the stupidest of the poor folks,
but that’s the only groups she’ll carry.
The bad news: That’s a lot of
Bank of England/Carney,
promises to punish Britizens with
a recession if they vote for freedom and independence
Australia Cuts Rates
Why, cuz Japan did so first?
So much for the Australian school
trade gap shrinks in March as imports fall
Imports of industrial supplies
and materials lowest in over a decade!
the US Dollar Position (UUP)
Had a nice run, time to profit…
11.11.11 Went Long UUP
First time position. Tried
to go long yesterday, but did not get filled.
Mario Draghi again blames German savers for low interest rates and slow economy.
Just another arrow slung against
industrious German people. Those who build their personal portfolio and future,
are being penalized – all in an effort to eliminate cash toward the ultimate
goal of total control.
Those who hold cash are first
demonized, criminalized next...
Higher Yen - not working out how Abenomics predicted
The lower (and then negative)
interest rates were supposed to drive the Yen lower, instead the Yen has
increased and the USD has lowered.
Not a good sign…
4.26.16 NASA Unveils James Webb
Telescope - Coated in Gold
My Father-in-Law helped design this space telescope...
4.25.16 SWIFT Financial Network
Hacked, in Bangledash
Mainstream programming runs story of activist getting hacked
instead as a cover story
4.25.16 Nice World Currency Coming
to Auction in Chicago via Heritage
4.25.16 Moody's Lowers
California's Credit Rating
Per KCBS 740
Wonder why the headline isn't in any of the US Press?
4.16.16 As an Electronic Freedom
'Tis nice to read a good insight into how John Barlow first
became interested in freedom of electronic media:
Nice World Currency Lot in Upcoming Heritage Auction
4.9.16 Quick - how many phases does water possess?
that your final answer?
The Fourth Phase of Water: Dr.
Gerald Pollack at TEDxGuelphU
4.8.16 International Mine Water Conference
Pretoria SA May 11-13
IMWA, Lappeenranta University
of Technology, WISA's Mine Water Division and Waterlab Pretoria are giving a Mine
Water Short Course (“From
Ground Water to Acid Mine Water”) between May 11th and May
13th 2016 in
Brookly, Pretoria (Gauteng, South Africa). This Short Course will focus on
general mining aspects, which help to understand the formation of mine water. It
will cover key aspects of mine water geochemistry and the management as well as
treatment of polluted mine water. The lecturer will be Prof Dr habil Christian
Wolkersdorfer, SARChI Chair in Acid Mine Water Treatment and Finnish
Distinguished Professor for Mine Water Management (you can find details about
the course on the website).
Regular registration fees are R
4000 for the first two days and R 1500 for the field day. Discounts for IMWA /
WISA members (R 3000 / 1200) and registered students (R 1000 / 300) are
available (Registration includes course material and coffee/tea breaks. Lunch
You can find all the details on
this web site: http://wolkersdorfer.info/amd2016 and
you can download the flyer from here: http://bitly.com/minewater2016.
Bloombergs’ New Energy Conference
kicks off today
on the same day Sun Edison (solar
scam) announces bankruptcy plans!
Naturally, the firm is also under
a SEC investigation.
(no, not an april fools joke –
just can’t make this stuff up; reality bites better)
3.26.16 They're Finally Coming Clean on the "Booster
mandates 300% more Tetanus and Diphtheria shots than necessary.
they'll ever come clean on the 'flu shot' scam?
FTC Broadly oversteps bounds,
slapped by Judge
WASHINGTON--In pursuing its
challenge the Staples Inc. and Office Depot Inc. merger, the Federal Trade
Commission wanted Amazon to testify that it wasn't ready to serve large
corporations' office-supply needs, a statement the company considered untrue,
according to newly released testimony.
U.S. District Judge Emmet G.
Sullivan called the matter "very disturbing" and this week chastised the FTC for
asking Amazon to sign a document that contained such assessments with which the
Criminal Fraud Waste and Abuse at Veterans Affairs
keeps their jobs!
providing abject care to a patient, then covering it up and destroying or
falsifying records – yep, standard practice Occasionally (sniggles) someone even
The same corrupt puppets stay in
Shinseki still kept
his post at the top of the dung heap even after the damning Inspector General (IG)
report was released.
investigation found massive fraud waste and corruption in 2014…
investigation found massive fraud waste and corruption in 2011…
And on and
on and on….
Whistleblowing and Retaliation in 1999
Useful Site to Screen a Hotel Room
3.13.16 Great Crypto Currency Statistics Site
For All the Super Tuesday Suckers, err, Voters
Feed the beast...
2.28.16 Global Warming Alarmists Have Been Wrong, for a
Earth HAS been in a cooling period
Global Warming Models were incorrect regarding early 20th century climate
Global Warming Models are currently incorrect
2.28.16 First Gold Coin Ever
2.10.16 The Commodity that Really Matters - Water Worth
2.19.16 EPA Required to act on Flint
Water situation in 30 days, instead waited nine months…
There would have been sufficient time to provide bottled
water (for drinking) and prevent a significant amount of child exposure.
2.15.16 Put some new coins
books on the Reference Page
2.12.14 The Commodity that Really Matters - Water
2.10.16 Another Obama
Scam/Directive Blocked by Courts
This time the tax on the air you breathe
met a stumbling block – name, that it isn’t legal by any stretch.
Love the comments on this one, Yahoo
spends millions (while going broke/becoming irrelevant) pushing the statist
agenda yet almost every ready takes a dig at their benefactor.
2.5.16 Just a so-so Superbowl
year I say a concert at Levi Stadium. 1.5 Billion to build the stadium. Thing is
such a nightmare that long time niner season ticket holders are turning back in
their season tickets.
supershow was pretty humdrum. Only Bruno Mars displayed any real talent. For
that matter the commercials were all rather pedestrian also. Guess we've been
lucky with a number of good games in recent years, time to revert to the mean as
with everything else.
Sloppy game in most aspects. No lead changes, not many great plays but many
mistakes and miscues. Was fun watching cam have a meltdown. That play where he
was sacked (again) in the endzone and immediately whined and cried for a foul?
Too bad pumpkin, you lost the game. When it got rough - you folded. The set
before, you should have gone after your own fumble instead of taking the easy
way out. No class, no character.
2.4.16 Girl finds 500g gold bar while swimming in lake
Wonder what the story is behind that one...
Do Women Really Earn Less than Men for the Same Job?
2.4.16 "He serves the State best who opposes the
Henry David Thoreau
1.29.16 End of January Trading
equities down 5-8% for the month.
goes January, goes the year?
1.29.16 300 Scientist Call NOAA fraud on fudged 'global
this Committee’s oversight role to ensure that federal science agencies are
transparent and accountable to the taxpayers who fund their research,” Smith
told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Americans are tired of research
conducted behind closed doors where they only see cherry-picked conclusions, not
the facts. This letter shows that hundreds of respected scientists and experts
agree that NOAA’s efforts to alter historical temperature data deserve serious
Of the 300 letter signers, 150 had doctorates in a related field. Signers also
included: 25 climate or atmospheric scientists, 23 geologists, 18
meteorologists, 51 engineers, 74 physicists, 20 chemists and 12 economists.
Additionally, one signer was a Nobel Prize winning physicist and two were
NOAA scientists upwardly adjusted temperature readings taken from the engine
intakes of ships to eliminate the “hiatus” in global warming from the
Those Entrusted to Serve and Protect Steal From Future Generations
Park Superintendent takes home human remains he is supposed to protect.
isn’t EPA Investigated for Pollution a River?
a company polluted a river to this massive degree through negligence and then
stymied efforts to determine why it happened, someone would be jailed!
Dime Sells for Almost $2 Million
1.4.16 Is Price of Oil to Begin an About Face and Start
Iran and Saudi Arabia have different colored religions (that Sunni - Shia thang).
They are not friendly with each other, and things are heating up.
They have been the #1 and #2 OPEC producers by volume.
There won’t be any new/different OPEC decision (OPEC operates on consensus)
So, why won’t SA continue to lower the price by maintaining strong output?
For their part, Iran has not been receiving the money from oil sales due to
Since the embargo just lifted, and Iran is just now ‘reporting’ oil sales – why
And since they haven’t been receiving oil money, and have been living within
their means, the new income is extra income. So, why not use that leverage to
undercut Saudi price?
What will increase price of oil – sudden increase in world economic fortunes?
That doesn’t quite look like it is in the cards for the next few deck shuffles…
Mercury Mewl - 1/2/2016 - Major Change in Outlook
In May 2013 I became very bullish,
even more so than I had already been, on the US equity and housing markets. My
previous position had also been bullish US equities, as posted in October 2011.
(The underpinning reasons and timeline are provided below; as originally posted
May 1st, 2013.)
At that time I predicted 3-5 years
of a very bullish US equity and housing market. Now, 2.5 years later, we are
potentially near the end (or at least half way through the run). Hence, now
provides a good opportunity to take some profits, pause and reflect.
I am now neutral the US equity
and housing markets and cast a skeptical eye almost everywhere else.
There are plenty of folks becoming
very bullish right now, there are many folks becoming quite bearish, and there
are those that have been bearish for a while (and wrong).
Not many have been bullish and are
now pulling back - but that is my stance.
2013-2015 US Equity and Housing
2013 and 2014 were very good years
in US equities and housing. Moreover, my trades went really well in that two
year period. 2015 was a stock pickers year. The SPY and DOW ended down, yet some
sectors and stocks outperformed.
2015 was very lackluster for wall
street in general. Many trading houses could not even beat the equity averages.
It was downright poor for some main streets across the US. 2016 may not be much
different. The US residential housing market has also shown some poor results in
the past 90 days, possibly symptomatic of future worsening performance.
Summary of my 2015 Public Trades
(Seven winners, one loser)
8) Sold GLD
Bought Dec 17th, high
probability trade worked out for small profit.
7) 12.30.15 Sold Whole
Bought Oct 27 a little
under 31, sold for a decent trading profit.
6) 9.3.15 Sold SPY wannabe trade for a small loss (bought
5) Sold RRD May 6. 2015
Nailed the 5 year bottom within 8 weeks (I bought
10.19.2012); paid a VERY nice dividend too, double or triple the 10yr bond. RRD
is now down almost 20% from that peak in May.
4) 3.25.15 Sold PSQ for a small (2%) profit
3) Sold XLE at @80.44.
Good for about 3.5% gain over 8 week trade.
2) 2.12.15 Sold CSCO (a *very* old position) around @29.50 -
within just cents of the 2015 high.
1) 2.12.15 Sold PAAS
@ 15% gain in 3 months
Notable Current Observations
In 2014 the Dow ended up for six
years in a row, first time this has ever happened. 2015 was a down year, just
barely, possibly a consolidation move in a longer trend that may last six months
to 2.5 more years.
2016 - Funny Election Timing
1998, 2002 and 2008 all provided
decent market panics. This year's US presidential election is significant and
provides a higher than usual probability window for a finance or market panic
(which are also about due chronologically). A wicked little trifecta.
If you look at recession timing
over the years, you can see that a) we are overdue, and b) they tend to occur
either right before or right after presidential elections.
When you look back at historical US
equity action during presidential years, the S&P 500 has returned a very nice 7%
each of those years. That is the figure the typical shill analyst will throw
out, since they rarely go back more than 50 years.
Brian Belski looked at the data since 1928
and found that the SPY actually provide a 4% percent loss in the election years
when Americans HAD to choose a new president, such as will be the case this
Furthermore, when you consider that
equity markets do not like uncertainty, and then compare the very different set
of beliefs the current candidates at least pretend to profess, the uncertainly
level rivals many significant presidential elections in the last 120 years.
Of course, very few people look
even 120 years into our political and economic past, such is the shallowness
that passes for analysis today. Look at the Panic of 1896 and resulting
election. Look at the Panic of 1907 and resulting election. These panics and
elections served as critical socio-economic pivots points in our fair republic's
Non-US Correlated Asset Classes
Moving on from US-centric
indicators, and looking at more international trends...
Though the major US equity markets
were just barely lower several sectors, especially those not correlated with US
equities, were creamed:
Hedge Funds worst year since
Currency ETFs had worst year
Commodities continued major
Oil began a major free fall
US municipal bond market
increasing problems in last quarter
- Parker Global Strategies LLC down 2.3% for the year
- Carry trade worst performance in seven years
Brazil's currency, the Real, was
down almost 50% against USD in 2015.
Due to increasing Brazil problems,
there is no reason to believe the performance of the Real will change direction
in the short term. When you consider that almost unbelievably the Real had a
record low at just 0.01 USD in January 1993(!) the drop may actually accelerate.
Emerging markets now
constitute 40% of world GDP. The BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) nations
have comprised much of that ratio. If you consider lack of growth in Brazil
(continued problems, Olympic debt isn't pretty [Think Greece]); remove Russian
growth (decline in oil prices; [US sanctions levied in 2014 have mostly been a
farce] and consider a slowing China - there isn't much of an engine left.
Continued US dollar strength, deteriorating international bond arrangements and
lowered commodity values will remain a drag.
Continued Currency and Interest
Against this background has been a
Very Strong US dollar. Essentially I don't see any of those trends changing
anytime soon. Continuance of the stronger US dollar will cause increasing pain
in emerging market bonds.
Sovereign Debt and Bond Market
There are other distressing signs
in the bond markets. The transfer of default from private capital markets in
2008/9 to the public sector is gaining steam (Puerto Rico default this week,
Greece still and again, Spain yet to come). Also, the decline in the municipal
bond market the last three months has been orderly, but clearly the market is
not healthy. Dodd-Frank screwed this market up by essentially removing banks
from having the ability to buy muni-bonds directly. Now, they basically act as
market makers. In other words, easy to buy muni-bonds, tough to sell. Hope this
doesn't take a further downturn, could get ugly.
Possible Long Ideas
(These are NOT recommendations,
just things I am looking at. Some are just setting up and a good entry point may
still be off a ways)
Nikkei, DAX and FTSE related ETFs
SunAmerica International Div Strat
Boeing (BA:NYSE), Dow Chemical (DOW:NYSE);
Starbucks (SBUX:NASD); Toll Brothers (ALLERGAN AGN: NYSE); CHIPOTLE MEXICAN
GRILL INC COM CMG: NYSE
Gold will probably still decline
with the rising dollar, but later this year may set up for the first buy signal
in a number of years.
Possible Short Ideas
US Residential Housing and
Commercial ETFs (Class B and C multi-family excepted)
The time between now and May-July
should provide better clarity for the next two year period going forward. The
major US equity and housing and dollar boom could continue, and perhaps
accelerate into 2017. But prudence dictates protecting profits and putting the
ear down to the ground for the time being.
My long term bullish outlook for US
equities and housing market has changed to neutral for the medium term (6-9
months). I am expecting continuation of some large macroeconomic shifts
currently underway. As a result have been raising cash (Cash IS a position,
especially in the USD) and will be looking for new opportunities in the next 6
months, which likely portend how the next 12-24 months will play out.
Hope you find this helpful, or at
If not, feel free to make fun of
Economic News: Sub-Prime Mortgages are back/Capital Write-offs of Housing
Today saw one of the
biggest pieces of economic news in many months: The powers- that-be will
bring back Sub Prime Mortgage Loans and allow underwater homeowners to write
off their capital losses.
Hooray for me (bad
for the country)!
Here is the gameplan:
-The banks (and the
little people) will be allowed to ‘write off’ their bad debt
-Broke folks will
again be given sub-prime loans
-The housing market
will finally ‘recover’ due to the influx of even worse loans
-The banking sector
will prop up the equity markets to new highs
-The Whitehouse will
‘save’ the middle class with a ‘booming’ paper economy for 3-5 years
Then the bottom all
Here is the
Off With His Head
DeMarco is the (acting) head regulator of Federal Housing Finance Agency.
The FHHA oversees Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac, the two largest backers of home
mortgages in the US.
will NOT make DeMarco permanent because he won’t let the banks allow
underwater homeowners to write off their capital losses. That is, if you own
a home currently worth 200k but the mortgage is 300k, you still need to make
payment on 300k or short sale the house.
would NOT allow the banks to write off their bad loans because he knew it
would simply be a transfer of debt FROM Big Banking to the US Citizenry.
The White House
desperately needs some economic wins, given the very poor state of the
overall economy (look at today’s abysmal job numbers). Hence, they wanted to
sack DeMarco and instead install puppet Mark Zandi.
Of course, you may
recognize the name Mark Zandi as the Chief of Moodys’s Analytics. That is
the organization which gives out credit ratings and guaranteed the last
decade of subprime loans as AAA while they knew the loans were actually
garbage. Naturally, Zandi is an operative of the criminal front known as
Warren Buffet. Buffet and his firm Berkshire has been the largest single
investor of Moody’s for years; at one point he owned over 20% of the company
(when Moody’s was perpetuating the subprime ratings fraud).
Neither Moody’s nor
Buffet apologized for their role in the housing scam. Far from it, they have
been rewarded handsomely:
Appointing Zandi was
going to be the Whitehouse quid pro quo for Buffet’s ‘service’ to the
went wrong. Namely, even Zandi told the democratic wing that there was no
way he would allow the banks to write off capital losses since that would
prop up the housing market and stock market in the short run (3-5 years) but
create extremely stressful fundamental shocks to the financial system.
- The banks
would ‘write off’ the capital losses
stocks would now be ‘worth’ much more and the financial sector would raise
the stock markets to new highs
- The Federal
Reserve would ‘absorb’ the capital losses
- The Federal
Reserve will then transfer bad debt to US Treasury (same at TARP)
- US Treasury
would continue to sell debt (US Bonds) to finance these capital losses
- Long Term,
the debt is unsustainable and brings down the system
aren’t concerned about long term, they care about the next two election
cycles – and feathering their own nests – that is all.
So, Zandi is no
longer in play.
Enter the New King
Hence the President
TODAY named Mel Watt (D - NC, 12th
District) as the new nominee for head regulator
of Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Because Mel Watt will
allow capital write-offs to ‘help the suffering middle class’ and also allow
the banks to again write subprime mortgages to ‘help the suffering middle
Naturally, you and I
know that Mel is bought and paid for by BIG BANKS. Look at his list of
donors if you want further substantiation. Though, all you really need to
know is that Charlotte, NC is a Major banking center of the US. Guess which
district Charlotte, NC is in? Yep, NC 13th District = Mel Watts.
The republicans in
congress will put on a great kabuki theater opposing Mel Watts, but Mel will
get the nod. (Or, in an alternate ending of the play, Watts gets shelved and
parties settle in favor of the ‘reasonable’ Zandi who probably already gave
his consent over the weekend).
The Sun Rises and
the Sun Sets
- The banks
(and the little people) will be allowed to ‘write off’ their bad debt
- Broke folks
will again be given sub-prime loans
- The housing
market will finally ‘recover’ due to the influx of even worse loans
- The banking
sector will prop up the equity markets to new highs
Whitehouse will ‘save’ the middle class with a ‘booming’ paper economy for
Then the bottom all
12.30.15 Sold GLD
Bought Dec 17th, high probability trade worked out.
12.30.15 Sold Whole Foods
Bought 10.27 a little under 31, sold for a decent trading profit.
12.29.15 Tragic Death of Miner at Barrick Cortez Mine
Prayers to the family....
12.29.15 Dirty Harry Wants Federal Listing for Superfund
of the Yerington Residents that I have talked to want this designation. They
know the criminality of EPA (remember how EPA 'helped' Colorado last year by
intentionally poisoning the river?)
Basically, a backdoor mechanism to tax Hollow Pumpkin and the other ore and
mineral reserves that will supply Tesla superplant.
wallows in corruption'
corruption in Gainseville
Illegal Use of Communication to Evade Sunshine Laws
documentation of EPA Superfund fraud goes all the way back to the beginning of
Nobel Laureate Smashes the Global Warming Hoax
Rise (nearly immeasurable) has been going on steadily since before the
At least sea level rise is a lot slower than it used to be, although it has been
rising since the end of the ice age about 15000 years ago. I blame your SUV.
12.20.15 Historic San Francisco Mint - Stripped from the
access given to just-in-time shell firm so the 1% can hold cocktail parties
without the ragtag public attendant in a public building.
12.18.15 If you Ever Doubted that US Democrats and
Republicans are on the Same Side
at the 2016 budget and process...
12.18.15 Bear With Me
video of Russian Bear rehab operation and eco school...
12.18.15 Most Americans do NOT support ban on automatic
12.18.15 Amazing - when you take out the doctored NOAA-
'adjusted' temperature data
earth temperature data averages then decrease.
level of data fraud should result in jail time...
Fraud of 97% of Scientists believe in global warming:
about it, have you EVER gotten a large group of folks to almost unanimously
agree on ANYTHING?
12.13.15 Loaded a Few Nicer Barber Quarters onto the
12.8.15 Mandatory Reading
12.6.15 Story in A Picture
12.4.15 Armed Women on Campus
Drexel Shooting Team)
12.5.15 Guess Who?
- Push to
import illegal aliens,
these aliens, illegally, in communities that don’t want them
snap and kill the hosts, made defenseless by ‘gun free zones’
blames the defenseless citizenry and further tries to restrict guns away from
law abiding citizens against constitution protection
mission: Guess who this person is, and try to determine why they don’t meet this
Domestic Enemy of Our State
12.5.15 Hillary's Accomplishments
someone finally found a picture of Hillary’s accomplishments during her tenure
as secretary of state:
12.5.15 Homeland Security Record
DHS employees actually on the terrorism watch list
War on Terror is not about protecting YOU from terror. Rather, it is a war using
Terror on YOU.
11.29.15 Millennials Got Some Serious Issues
(Broke and Clueless is NOT a great combo)
11.30.15 Folks Cry about the Koch Brother Donations
are way down this list of influence peddlers -
11.29.15 For those that us a Neti Pot for Colloidal
Silver or perform Ritual Ablution
Something you may not be aware - use caution to not transmit Naegleria Fowleri
amoeba Though uncommon, this bacteria can cause sever sickness or death.
Infection typically caused by exposure via contaminated water in the nostril.
Utilize proper decontamination of equipment via sterilization or bleach. Only
use boiled (and cooled), distilled or sterile water for rinse solutions.
11.22.15 NASA Climate Data Altered to Suit Political
Analysis here -
11.22.15 Pay Day at Paris Welfare Office
11.22.15 Great Anti-War Movie Made by One of Original
Nine Disney Illustrators
11.20.15 Upcoming US Coin Shows this Weekend, maybe One
Near You -
11.20.15 Some Great Chinese Currency Notes in Upcoming
11.20.15 Financial Times hacks attack at Bitcoin
even try to come up with their own school of economics to disparage the new
technology and creation:
11.19.15 Global Trade is Slowing
11.19.15 While the Fewls Follow Scripted Televised Farce
BLM says it will remove ANOTHER 20 Million Acres from productive use for TWO
of the grouse. Har! Cuz the reserves were sold to the chinese in partial payment
of debt. Just like OPM sold the background clearance of every US employee to the
chinese earlier this year.
stakes are getting higher...
11.19.15 Pershing Gold Releases PEA for Relief Canyon
claim started as a 1,100 land locked parcel, now over 25,000 acres. Last time I
drove up Coal Canyon Road (August) I was passed by miners in a Hurry to get to
their job, har!
the other end of the Humboldt Range is the Florida Canyon Mine.
Florida Canyon has produced gold for many years. However, active mining is
dormant - in large part - because the last few operators have had little ability
to run a mine.
Jipangu was a hot mess
current operator had a decent start...
attempted some creative power operations
...but they shut down active operations again earlier this year.
around the Pershing County campfire: lack of experience.
11.18.15 So, Here is What 'Refugee Placement' Looks like
Coming to a town near you~
maybe your town)
11.18.15 Do you Have BitCoin?
*might* be a terrorist!
11.11.15 Imperial Prussian Hermann Julius Wilm Silver
and Cut-Glass Centerpiece
is gorgeous! Prussia doesn't exist anymore, but her art lives on.
the end Tangible Assets are the ONLY assets that remain...
11.11.15 Coins Of The Year Awards
real beauties here!
11.2.15 Last Year's Flu Shot Did Not Work
do they 'give away' the 'prevention' when they make so much money on the 'cure'?
think about that one???
11.2.15 Climate Court
elected these overlords?
meanwhile, Antarctic ice continues to grow....
11.1.15 Gun Violence lowest at any time in decades, and
continues to decline:
11.1.15 Added some nice Seated Dimes and Quarters to the
more doublespeak for 'taxing the air'.
California already tries.
Amazing how poorly even they can implement the scam...
10.27.15 Went long Whole Foods (WFM); hopefully for a
tradable bounce. Seven down days in a row?
10.25.15 Added some Nice Half Dimes including a Tough
1800 to the inventory page
El Nino Begins in Southern California
Mudslides close I-5 and Ca-58
58 hardly ever closes. There's been
times where every pass over the Sierra was closed (snow) and I've had to drive
250 miles to go over Tehachapi pass. 20 feet of mud on the highway, currently,
in some locations.
better find my galoshes...
10.6.15 Some Fantastic Picasso Ceramics in Current
some fantastic art pieces in this writeup:
History of caricatures and political cartoons)
few years back I came across a small lot of ceramic
tile, decided to keep a few pieces and name it a 'collection'. (As a point of
fact, some pieces out of San Jose are rather sought after).
Remember a friends father years ago that kept a nice
assortment of collections, one of which was Italian fresco tiles. As one of his
sons kept the property, I imagine the collection lies intact.
(in years passed I have pined over some of the great
Nevada collections that had been broken up and filleted for fiat by undeserving
heirs. It's hard to tell even if the Wynn collection is still growing, or if he
has been selling off into what had been a great market last few years).
10.6.15 An Ode to Dan De Quille
Of all the great wealth produced in Virginia, the literary nuggets proved finer
all have read and enjoyed Twain, indeed hardly a week goes by I don't read one
of his oft quoted quips in some dumbed-down swill passing as culture.
Yet rarely see a quote by Twains mentor, Dan De Quille. Each visit at VC I
dedicate some time to reading more of De Quilles work. An amazing writer and
editor, absolutely on par with Clemens at his height, yet relegated to the
tailings of history. Not only was the man one of the most and respected western
writers of the era, his absolute understanding of the mining industry out
assayed the majority of 'engineers' who played the trade.
After the ores played out, and historians reflected on whose estimate of
Virginia City ores proved most fair - Dan De Quilles geologic reckoning proved
almost dead on. The writer quietly functioned as one of the elite geologists
during amercia's most storied precious metals boom.
An amazing American Renaissance man nobody knows
time to batten the hatches?
10.6.15 Coincidence theory:
sheltered domain of those that cannot see sets in math, designs in nature and
patterns throughout history.
10.16.15 US Navy Training Video
Since about 1950 the Navy and Army have trained to use
offensive biological weapons on populations to kill and maim and devastate food
Why would they not use the same on their enemies within the
states ('extremists', 'conservatives').
Too big a stretch for you?
10.16.15 No Matter What it Does -
India Can't Stop her People from Buying Gold
Curbs on imports didn't work So now the government will
try to....sell gold to their people?
10.6.15 Nope. POTUS still hasn't
lowered US Flag or come on TV proposing to ban bombs
Even though more folks, including US personnel, were killed
in a bomb blast the same day an avowed Satanist shot up a school full of people
disarmed by force by the US Govt.
10.6.15 Sweet Run of Fantastic
Tangible assets are the penultimate assets...
(spiritual gifts are higher)
10.6.15 Eric P. Newman Currency
not too shabby:
10.2.15 Civil War Era Baseball
Card sells for 180k!
9.18.15 Kovel's Top 20 Searched
Terms for Antiques
usual, the comments are more enlightening than the 'story':
"You can't GIVE away most of the items on this list, let alone sell them.
Searches are from old folks nearing the wrong side of the grass checking to see
what their stuff is worth & relatives of folk already dead looking to see what
to sell this stuff for at a yard or estate sale. Speaking of Estate Sales, the
Kovals would do well to visit a few of them at the end of the LAST day to see
hundreds of items from their list sitting on tables ready to be packed for the
thrift shop or landfill. The antique/collect
ible biz is still strong (see Flea Market Flip, Salvage Dawgs or Pickers)
but, alas, I fear it has left the Koval family behind."
9.7.15 Added some more Indian Head
Cents to Inventory
9.7.15 Lightning Kills 19
Why are there not 'common sense' laws to prevent this
'needless tragedy' and 'protect the children'.
NO - of course I am not anti lightning, or want to take away
I just 'feel' that you need regulations, and an entire
bureaucracy that goes along with it, to make sure that you are using properly
grounded electrical devises, have no frayed wires, use GFI where required and a
simple background check to ensure you can properly operate such devices.
Naturally, there will be a small 'fee' to build the database to register your
GFIs, blenders (and all other electronic devices) and monitor your use with
registered agents of the state. I am sure there won't be any objection to making
sure that you don't go outside when the state declares a 'weather event!
Common sense, right?
9.4.15 Coin Shows this weekend:
There's a few, business typically picks up here in the fall
months (especially if the stock market antics continue).
9.4.15 This day in 1908 a fire
destroyed the mining boom town of Rawhide Nevada
In essence, since Rawhide was the last the great Nevada
mining camp extravaganzas - the great Comstock Boom era evaporated with the
NV September 4, 1908&pg=PA105#v=onepage&q=Rawhide, NV September 4, 1908&f=false
Just Seven Years ago ABC News promised Environmental Apocalypse for 2015:
Well, sure we were completely wrong then, but not this
Pleeeaaassse pass the tax on air, for the kids you
Sold SPY wannabe trade for a small loss
Would like to put some money to work, had
raised cash earlier this year by selling some positions...
Folks asked my Thoughts on Burning Man
(FBI Spying on Burning Man)
(I like the comments on this one!)
Whadya expect from the total surveillance state?
uh-hu - only since 2010, righto....Hell, the ATF was sending folks out there in the 90s.
You could always spot them easily, they were way out of their element and
typically 5-10 years behind on the technology. Imagine the FBI has fallen even further behind.
And, of course, the women were
laughing at them...
8.29.15 Street Economics,
Picked up the last Ten ATM Withdrawals receipts I found on
the ground. Here was their withdrawal amount followed by balance:
Wdl: $80 Bal: $493.43
Wdl: $200 Bal: $297.02
Wdl: $20 Bal: $5,680.19
Wdl: $80 Bal: $443.77
Wdl: $100 Denied; $100 from savings Denied; Wdl from savings:
Wdl: $100 Bal: $678.35
Wdl: $120 Bal: $1,997.80
Wdl: $200 Bal $23,874.59
Wdl: $80 Bal: -$282.63
Wdl: $100 Bal: $3,442.37
Of those ten random people, only one had more than $5,000 in
their checking account. Five of them had less than $500 available, and one of
those was negative with another having less than $80 available.
Does this look like a booming economy to you? This is not
outside the welfare office in Cleveland or at a Walmart in Alabama, this is
Chestnut and Union streets in the Marina district - one of the most chi-chi and
expensive booming places to live in North America. Plenty of high tech denizens
and German tourists. Average two-bedroom apartment rent is over $2,500 a
month. A modest 3-bed, 2-bath flat, with one parking spot (no yard) and
$350/month HOA to paint the one wall showing to the street is $3.1Million USD.
And these folks are having trouble keeping $500 in the bank!
Street economics is a harsh mistress, no false answers
8.29.15 Neat Graphic Which Shows
Change of Baseball Logo's Since Beginning of Professional League
8.29.15 Molycorp closes her doors, again
You can not mine these rare earth elements at a profit in
California, by design.
In fact, you can't find rare earth minerals anywhere in the
Not a good development...
8.21.15 Bought SPY
First long position this year....
8.19.15 Abortionist cuts through a baby’s face, heart
still beating, to harvest organs
Hey a profit is a profit, right?
8.16.15 Added some more Large
Cents to the Inventory
8.14.15 Massive Release of poison
by EPA into Animas River was on purpose!
The did it for the money. What's the damage in killing a
river or two (or the private business sector) when it looks good for the resume!
Directed malfeasance, the standard modus operand of the FED
EPA - a criminal cartel.
8.11.15 EPA Creates Massive
Badly and Illegally pollutes a major river with multiple
contaminants. EPA refused to follow the regulations (NPDES) it forces citizens
to follow = directed malfeasance. This deserves criminal prosecution.
Too bad it isn't the first major fuckup by EPA, more like
just another snarl in a very long rope strangling our country....
Broke down under 200 Day EMA support today....
8.4.15 Why it isn't illegal to
shout 'fire' in a crowded theatre:
7.31.15 Senior Center for Disease
Control Whistlblower: CDC Covering up scientific Vaccine-Autism Link
Typically someone with a vestige of conscience left isn't
allowed a senior level at CDC. Can you imagine trying to look yourself in the
mirror after covering up your own studies which showed a vaccine caused autism!
7.24.15 Added a bunch more Large
Cents to our Inventory
7.4.15 Good Read By Ellen Brown on
History of Banking
7.3.15 Free Comic Book Grading at
the Convention in San Diego this Weekend
CGC will be grading Comic Books at the San Diego Comic-Con;
6.29.30 On the purported Greek
Exit from the Euro
Despite the farce and absurd comments from the chorus, do not
believe a 'Grexit' is in order.
Sure, the brinkmanship will go to the last minute, only to
punt at the latest moment (standard political trope for progress).
Look at it this way - is the world headed toward more
national sovereignty, or absolute control via larger and more totalitarian
You know the answer.
This 'crisis' will not go to waste. The puppet controllers
will exert maximum pain on the people, demonstrating a 'problem,' which requires
The answer "A common Euro without a common fiscal policy has
Hence, there needs to be a common fiscal policy amongst all
the nation states.
That is, one europe, no state.
6.29.15 Largest type of Fraud is
Control Fraud, committed by the banks.
If you want to rob a man, use a gun.
If you want to rob the world, use a bank.
The best way to rob the bank is to own the bank.
6.24.15 Water Quality Data from
the Refugio Spill
So, it the spill never released contaminants above action
levels, why spend millions of federal dollars on overtime?
6.24.15 Congress Attempts to Raise
Taxes yet Again
This time with a new Environmental Tax on Corporations
Just the salvo shot in a coming barrage of 'environmental
taxes' leading up to the big one - Carbon Tax on Everything you Do administered
by the world bureaucracy.
Its all for the children donthcnyaknow!
6.24.15 Study Shows Conservatives
Better at Self Control than Liberals
Always found this type of psychology study intriguing (and
have noted the comparative lack of such).
Doesn't take a rocket scientist to observer folks that vote
for big government do so because they are generally incapable of running their
6.13.15 Doing What I can to
Support the Next Best Young Thinkers Around
6.13.15 Today, in 1864 - Mark
Twain published his first piece since moving from Nv to Ca.
6.12.15 California Water Resources
Board Strikes Again
Another in a long line of massive blunders, Cal Resources
Board (appointed political hacks) shut down California Senior Water Rights
First time since 1977. Naturally, they oppose senior rights
(1914) and prevent them from pumping since these rights are mostly food
production rights and the politically appointed hacks need to protect their
bosses, the political whores in San Francisco. Yep, San Francisco is protected
since it has 1902 rights. The most unsustainable city on the western seaboard
will drain every last drop out of the sierra and continue to come up with even
new eventful ways of wasting water and power (which they also don't
And - of course - the Water Resources Board has opposed all
major desalinization projects (Cal Am, Carlsbad, etc.) for one simple reason -
they don't want a diverse water portfolio in the state. Instead, they crave
absolute control so when they wield their incompetence EVERYBODY knows!
As far as I can tell, they are trying to lower themselves to
the level Air board, and unfortunately, they are getting there quick in a hand
6.9.15 NGC Releases Token and
Great new resource for collectors. Good job NGC!
6.5.15 Upcoming US Coin Shows this
6.4.15 NOAA Does not Enjoy the
Fact that the Data Show Global Warming Has Stopped
So they CHANGE the data!
6.4.15 Some Fantastic Mineral
Specimens Coming up for Auction by Heritage
6.2.15 S&P 500 Evaluation
Price to Earning Growth (PEG) ratio is high compared to the
mean. That said all asset classes all over valued by classical definitions.
The S&P shows relative strength by by bouncing off the 2100
level and 50 DEMA.
However, given these artificial and absurdly low interest
rates, the valuations shouldn't be constrained to past ratios. After all,
this financial fairly tale dared enter a new chapter in tall tales.
6.1.15 TSA Missed 95% of
Explosives in Test
In other words, NOBODY has tried to bring a bomb through an
airport in the past decade.
And likely none before that date either...
We knew the guy in charge Johnson (who just resigned) was an
appointed political hack not up to the job. The last guy in charge at
'Homeland', Chertoff, was placed at the standard lobbyist legal firm. Same one
Eric Holder slithered back to. Chertoff represents the four major firms that
sell 95% of security equipment to TSA!
We knew that the TSA would fail, government run operations
typically do. They aren't set up to succeed, they exist to funnel
contracts to crooked political backers.
What we didn't know is the depth of despair americans have
reached where they fail to even speak out against this atrocious injustice,
abuse and theft from domestic enemies.
6.1.15 Government Scrubs Vaccine
Pulls down website that shows skyrocketing injury claims for
damage done by vaccines
5.24.15 Nascent movement afoot to
replace Andrew Jackson on the 20$
Click for the PMG Article:
Can't imagine having nothing better to do with my time...
5.23.15 Site to Check for
Fraudulent US Postal Money Orders
May 27, at 12 noon, at the Chevy's in
Fairfield, Ca (1730 Travis Blvd) Scott Griffin (GriffinCoin.com) will host a
presentation titled "Gold as Currency".
Scott will discuss Gold's
role in the new economic environment, as well as discuss some practical
strategies related to Gold. Light appetizers will be served. Please arrive at
11:45am to register. Scott is a wealth of knowledge and key player in the San
Francisco Bay coin arena, don't miss it!
5.8.15 Happy Birthday F.A. Hayek
And our generation has a grifter like krugman getting
5.8.15 First BitCoin vendor in US
receives a 'banking license'
Rather defeats the purpose, eh?
5.7.15 Some Great Mineral
Specimens in Upcoming Heritage Auction Lot
Salt of the earth:
5.6.15 Entered 'smart car virus' Into the ‘search
Nope. NOT ONE HIT.
So, either I just
invented a new phrase that absolutely nobody ever coined before….
The search engine
happens to be moving away from ‘hits’ to ‘truth’.
(and just so happens
to be developing a self-driven smart car)
Ok, ok, fine…I’ve
heard the clamor -
And I’ll chat - just
this once –a wee bit about Canadian Mining.
GIVE IT UP for Primero!
Practically NOBODY in
the Sector is making $$, except for Primero.
And they have
performed amazingly admirable turning Black Fox from a surface to a sub-surface
You think that looks
Impressive, and nary
peep out there...
May 06, 2015 07:00:00 (ET)
Primero Reports First Quarter 2015 Results; San Dimas Achieves
Record Quarterly Production
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 06, 2015) -
Primero Mining Corp. ("Primero" or the "Company") (TSX: P) (NYSE:
PPP) today reports financial and operational results for the first quarter ended
March 31, 2015. The Company is pleased to report strong production of 61,073
gold equivalent ounces(1) , a 54% increase compared to the first quarter of
2014, at total cash costs(2) of $699 per gold equivalent ounce. Primero also
reports first quarter revenues of $73.3 million, operating cash flow before
changes in working capital(3) of $18.8 million ($0.12 per share), and net income
of $3.6 million ($0.02 per share).
5.6.15 RR Donnelly and Sons did well today
Nailed the 5 year
bottom within 8 weeks; paid a VERY nice dividend too, double or triple the 10yr
At this point, the
Dividend Players need to be on point.
Janet the Jawbone
rambling on about potential ‘high valuations’, and more dangerously, potential
sharp increase in rates is purposely shaking the money tree.
Lying stunt, obviously
– we are more likely to see negative interest rates than a sharp rise in the
10.19.12 Might not be a Bad Time to pick up Shares of RR Donnelly
that their error (Ticker: RRD) yesterday front-running the poor GOOG
financial results was not indicative of larger problems.
mother retired from RRD, has historically been a very well run company.
4.29.15 Doesn't Take the Leviathan
California already scheming how to undue 160 years of water
In other words, steal from the users and producers.
Same ol' Same ol'...
4.27.15 Fantastic Ansel Adams
Collection coming to market:
Some great National Park material!
4.26.15 Added some new Three Cent
Pieces to Inventory:
4.17.15 IF you can't shut down
mining via Congress,
THEN use the EPA@
4.17.15 SantaClara Coin Show this
You can get a coupon off admission here:
Other coin shows across our nation this weekend:
Coming up - Chicago International Coin Fair celebrates 40 years
World coins and
currency, ancient coins, and antiquities at the 40th Annual Chicago
International Coin Fair April 9-12 in Rosemont, Ill.
3.26.15 60 Minutes Actually pays
attention to Rare Earth Metals
Molycorp even lifter herself off her deathbed for a few
moments to look around...
3.25.15 Sold PSQ for a small (2%)
not bad for 30 day swing trade. Third up day in a row, but
just doesn’t seem to be going anywhere with conviction. These ETFs, due to built
in time decay, simply aren’t good long term holds....
3.10.15 Same San Francisco Apple Store that had Line out
the Door for the I6 phone.
Big Reveal watch yesterday - revealed - a mostly empty space…
3.1.15 Took a break but now back in action. Added a
bunch of AU Morgan Dollars for sale!
2.25.15 Shorted QQQ (via inverse ETF)
First time years...
Can NASDAQ have 11 up closes in a row with a 30PE?
2.12.15 Sold XLE at @80.44.
Good for about 3.5% gain over 8 week trade.
2.12.15 Sold CSCO around 29.50
2.12.15 The Future is Clear
– the Administration wants a piece of YOUR Retirement Account
2.12.15 Sold PAAS
That was Nov 15th with Priced around $10.20.
About 15% gain in 3 months
"DJ Pan American Silver
Cut to Mkt Perform From Outperform by Raymond James "
Somebody is starting to
2.8.15 Global Warming Data: Mostly
Faked, a Staged Farce
Cheat on your taxes - go to jail.
Cheat the world to implement an new carbon tax - get elected.
2.6.15 Man Find
s Massive Gold
Nugget on his Walk
A walk a day IS good for the health (and sometimes wealth)
2.5.15 NGC Announces Label BuyBack
2.5.15 CME to End Most Open Outcry
End of an Era
For that matter, why not just let the computers buy and sell? err.....
1.30.15 Interesting Blog Article
About 'Deep Storage' US Gold Bullion
All that backs up our currency, and it isn't much!
1.27.15 Wells Fargo Smash and Grab
Thieves drive car through glass, steal historic California gold nuggets.
Only 10k worth of nuggets stolen? Makes me wonder what the real story might be…
At one point this was a very nice collection!
1.27.15 ‘Historic Storm’ predicted
by US Govt meteorologists
turns out to be nothing more than a light snow.
Of course, these ones modeling out ‘global warning’ panic scenario *can't* be
1.21.15 General US Equity Market
VIX at a seven year low!
1.21.15 Counterfeit Detection:
1924-S Buffalo Nickel
3D Printers Create Counterfeit Coins
I suppose the slabs are already being created w/ 3D
[Since I rarely buy certified coins, it isn't that
much an issue with me (I buy raw coins and then get the plastic later).[
However, the coins are a different beast. Extruded
coins would exhibit similar tells to cast coins. Not many good cast
counterfeits. The best counterfeits IMO are manipulated originals since they'll
have all the same specs and nuances, with just one change.
1.20.15 Upcoming Coin Shows
Jan 23, 24, 25: San Jose Coin Club Show at Double Tree Hotel
25th Annual Wasatch Winter Coin Show
Jan 23rd - Jan 24th, 2015Sandy, UT
Westchester Coin & Stamp Show
Jan 23rd - Jan 25th, 2015 White Plains, NY
51st Annual Coin & Currency Show, Treasure
Coast Coin Club
Jan 24th - Jan 25th, 2015 Vero Beach, FL
and many more...
1.14.15 When Everything you Own
Spies on You for the Machine
Is your machine the servant or master?
This hasn’t got any press but, naturally, BMW is about the
worst offender of all.
Their 2015 e-vehicle is not only frying public charging
stations, they are actually causing Prius and Leafs that use the same charger to
exhibit a check engine light that must be corrected at the dealer.
Then of course there’s the pay angle. BMW is intentionally
destroying public car charger networks because they are trying to build their
own, starting in Shanghai where the public is used to absolute graft, fraud,
viruses and counterfeiting as a way of life:
There will come a time (after the virus hits, EMP blast or
simply when they lock you out of your own equipment) when you look back and
realize you could use an analog version of all those items only possessed in
1.14.15 John Mauldin and Team are
Convinced about BitCoin
And explain their rationale here:
Certainly would not pay for his S&P prognostications (has
been terrible) but his meta work have been decent.
1.13.15 How come...
when I enter 'smart car virus' into the search engine, I get
(not a hot topic at the Detroit Auto show this week, har?!?)
1.13.15 Hacking of Sony Bitstamp,
Home Depot, Target etc
Guess the government ‘solution’:
No encryption for the terrorists, only the government...
1.13.15 10 Year US Note now at 20
Looks like it wants to go back to 2012 lows @ 1.57 for a
Wonder what fun (false flag) event will be the trigger for that slide!?!
1.13.15 Large Smartphone Theft in
France Last Year
Was completely unreported by the press.
Well, the press is full of stories about single smartphone thefts. You can read
that folks are willing to pay 500$ ransom to get their own phones back.
But, you didn’t read about the major theft of NEW Nokia phones in France.
Not a peep.
By now you probably realize that your smart phone is a tracking device. Even
when turned off. Even with the battery removed.
BUT – a brand new phone, one not yet turned on, has not yet established the
And this feature makes a new stolen phone a very valuable commodity. Just about
the only piece of advanced communications that is truly untraceable.
You think the ‘terrorists’ would like a truckload of stolen phones?
Yep. Would allow establishing a complete, unknown and untrackable cell network
Think the government wants to keep untraceable communications devices out of
12.30.14 Naughty Notes
The hidden world of secret notes engraved on circulating
Apparently there is more than one way to debauch a currency!
The Most Important Story of the Month you Never Heard:
December 2014 MarketCounsel
A government powerful enough to
provide is powerful enough to take it all away
And that is exactly the goal!
Few stories provide such a
simultaneous cautionary tale harbinger of increasing government harassment and
confiscation as this story, and it has been absolutely buried in both the press
and the industry.
During the week of December 8th the
Finance Industry held the Las Vegas MarketCounsel Conference.
The highlight, by all accounts, was
the 'debate' between Mark Cuban and Chris Cox (former Secretary of the
Securities and Exchange Commission).
For those following the NFL and
Kardashians, Mark Cuban in a very successful and outspoken american
entrepreneur. (And for that he has paid a very dear price).
The SEC is nominally charge with
protecting the American Public by monitoring the securities industry and
However, the reality is the SEC
protects fraud rackets as very well documented by the Madoff example. Citizen
Harry Markopolos provided the SEC, over a period of years, absolutely solid and
substantiated evidence that Madoff was running a fraudulent Ponzi scheme. Rather
than investigating, the SEC covered it up, covering for their true masters and
showing their factual mission - protect fraudulent economic crime at all costs.
Instead of prosecuting actual
criminals such as Madoff and bosses at SEC charged with cover-up, waste fraud
and abuse - the SEC trumped up bogus charges against Mark Cuban and tried for a
decade to find an actual problem. Naturally, they failed.
Cuban was able to defend against
malicious persecution by the government because he is a billionaire. Even then
by his words he lost sleep, suffered tremendously and wasted 20$ Million of his
own money to defend his name.
If that is the cost a billionaire
must pay, what chance do you have? We all know the answer.
This week, the former SEC chairman
could not and did not demand criminal actions by the SEC. Rather, he spilled the
beans and agreed with Mr. Cuban. Namely, the SEC is a rogue criminal cartel,
prosecuting those that would speak out against the current power structure.
Details (scant) may be found here
and practically nowhere else:
Ok, so what. We all know the regime
is corrupt beyond redemption and that the mission is to destroy the country from
within. What is the news here?
The story going forward is one of
startling danger and a signposts of the massive crisis yet to come - the
destruction of the US Municipal Bond market.
Once the rates rise, US municipal
bonds (general debt obligations of city, county and state governments that allow
borrowing from the public to ensure day to day operations) are very fragile.
Rising interest rates provided the backdrop where Orange County California
The Bond Market is ten times the US
And guess how many folks the SEC
employs to oversee the gargantuan municipal bond market that affects countless
aspects of all lives on the planet?
Draw your own conclusions and
divest or prepare accordingly...
12.11.2014 Stamp Revival?
Recently met a woman
that opened a used/old stamp store. Didn't think there were any new stamp
But the lady told me her
biggest group of new customers was developmentally challenged children (and
parents), especially those on the autism spectrum. Apparently in depth analysis
of stamps, watermarks and color somehow helps. FWIW.
Not exactly one of those
intuitive correlations, and not necessarily the best reason for a stamp
12.11.14 Does the Regime Want to
Keep Re-flating the housing Bubble?
Well, Does the Pope enjoy his Private Bank?
Fannie and Freddie slush fund revived - the epitome of crony
12.11.2014 2015 - Return of Stated
12.11.14 Will Bitcoin Volatility
Increase in 2015?
It should. IRS now treats Bitcoin as a commodity rather
than a currency. So, losses are able to be written off against gains - which
provides a real reason to trade.
12.11.14 Coin of the Year Award
Is it worthy?
12.11.14 Minimum Wage Hurts Low
Of course, that is exactly what Austrian Economics predicts.
No surprise the facts once again support the theory (since
the theory is based upon centuries of facts).
Nor is it a surprise that the poverty pimp industry wants to
keep the poor forever poor (or hopefully even more poor) since that captive
underclass is their break and butter dependent demographic.
12.10.14 The New Trotskyites
Not only do they demand that Nevada remain 89% party owned...
They demand that it become completely unproductive:
12.8.14 Went long XLE for better
Falling knife or butter my bread?
12.6.14 Added a New Page on Our
A link to upcoming coin shows in the US
12.3.14 Coin Shows this Weekend:
The 58th MONEY SHOW OF THE SOUTHWEST
Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 to Saturday, Dec 06, 2014
George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall A
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
Las Vegas Numismatic Society Coin Show
Palace Station Hotel & Casino
2411 W Sahara
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
Gold Coast Coin Club
Mardi Gras Casino
831 North Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009
12.3.14 Great Old Mine Mini e-Tour
at least this one is being put to some use:
12.4.14 California in a Big Drought
But cutting back water
use not really a priority.
environmentalism is nice in theory, but when it comes to practice - let the
other guy do it!