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  • Bitcoin Fails As A Currency And The Bubble Will Eventually Pop [View article]
    "Robert said; "The fact that $0.00 of deposits were lost in an FDIC insured bank."

    Simply not true Robert. Many who had money in banks over the amount of $250,000 did lose their money. "

    What evidence do you have of that? It is true I should have used the wording "insured account," not bank, but I am not aware of any bank account that wasn't honored.

    "The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announces a new program—the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program—to strengthen confidence and encourage liquidity in the banking system by guaranteeing newly issued senior unsecured debt of banks, thrifts, and certain holding companies, and by providing full coverage of non-interest bearing deposit transaction accounts, regardless of dollar amount."
    Nov 15, 2015. 02:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Using Gold And Silver As Legal Tender Is An Awful Idea [View article]
    <blockquote>You obviously have no understanding of basic economics, or you pretend not to. The reason that gold and silver fluctuate wildly is because they are not currently used as money. </blockquote>

    OK, so we take an ounce of gold and stamp $50 on it. So what? Gold now has a fixed price. How is that different from a $50 bill? Other than the $50 bill is easier to transact with and carry. Also, how do you stop a bank run under a gold standard? Answer: You don't, gold in inelastic and a bank run is almost guaranteed to result in the collapse of your bank and loss of your deposits.
    Aug 27, 2015. 10:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has China Manipulated The Gold Market? [View article]
    With the price of commodities falling Nations that hold gold as a reserve are watching their bank reserves collapse. That may force them to sell, which would further depress the price of gold. Russia holds a lot of gold as does China, and they have to maintain social stability as unemployment increases. Central banks holding gold is a double edged sword, and the cycle is now on the back swing.
    Jul 25, 2015. 07:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 90% Of Green Energy Stocks Will Go Bankrupt... So Buy The Sector? [View article]
    "Please don't deny that you're a climate change denialist."

    Here is a chart of 800,000 years of climate. Never in the entire history of the earth has climate not been changing. Climate change is the norm. It would be abnormal for the climate not to be changing.
    Jul 24, 2015. 07:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 90% Of Green Energy Stocks Will Go Bankrupt... So Buy The Sector? [View article]
    "I do love how climate denialists will twist anyone's words to suit themselves. Gates wants more action, not less. "

    1) Gates doesn't want Wind and Solar. He actually has invested in a few interesting companies that produce alternative fuels.

    2) "Climate Denialist?" The climate is always changing, it was changing long before man and it will continue to change long after man. Mankind hasn't had to survive an ice age yet. When one hits, we won't be relying on Wind and Solar. We will need the coal and nuclear plants that we aren't building.

    3) There are plenty of ice core data sets for you to analyze. Take some time to analyze the data and you will see that a) there was a Roman warming period b) there was a medieval warming period c) we are coming out of the little ice age and d) there is absolutely nothing statistically significant about the past 50 and 150 years of temperature variation. Absolutely nothing. We are well of the highs of the past 12,000 years in temperature.
    Jul 24, 2015. 06:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 90% Of Green Energy Stocks Will Go Bankrupt... So Buy The Sector? [View article]
    "Robert is losing his ISIS-aligned war against our civilization. More renewable energy was added in 2013 for electricity generation than all fossil fuels combined."

    Some of us choose to live in the world of reality.

    Bill Gates argues this issue best.

    Bill Gates Dismisses Solar And Wind Energy, “Can’t Do The Job” …Cost “Beyond Astronomical”! - See more at:

    Obama’s Renewable-Energy Fantasy
    Bill Gates recently noted that the cost of decarbonization using today’s technology is ‘beyond astronomical.’
    Jul 23, 2015. 09:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are You Preparing For $10,000 Gold? [View article]
    More people are jumping on the strong $ weak gold bandwagon.
    Jul 20, 2015. 11:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are You Preparing For $10,000 Gold? [View article]
    This analysis is as valid today as when it was written:

    Bottom In Gold Likely To Be Below $770
    Jul 20, 2015. 08:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are You Preparing For $10,000 Gold? [View article]
    My bet is we reach $770/oz before we reach $10,000. Now that all the monetary issues are getting settled, rates are headed higher and the economy is showing signs or recovery, the reason for holding gold and silver no longer exist.
    Jul 19, 2015. 10:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ballantyne Strong Isn't Looking So Strong [View article]
    "With no ray of light showing at the end of the tunnel, investors in this company should be extraordinarily careful moving forward."

    I was going to make a similar comment. Insiders have been really increasing their holdings in this stock.

    3 Mo. 12 Mo.
    # of Open Market Buys 28 47
    # of Sells 0 1
    Total Insider Trades 28 48

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    3 Mo. 12 Mo.
    # of Shares Bought 206,614 759,468
    # of Shares Sold 0 23,500
    Total Shares Traded 206,614 782,968
    Net Activity 206,614 735,968

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    Insider Relation Last Date ▼ Transaction Type OwnerType Shares Traded Last Price Shares Held
    ANDERSON DAVID G. Officer 06/09/2015 Buy direct 2,000 4.9300 33,075
    FUNDAMENTAL GLOBAL INVESTORS, LLC Director 06/08/2015 Buy indirect 3,903 4.9100 1,388,407
    CERMINARA KYLE Director 06/05/2015 Buy direct 5,000 4.9000 29,984
    FUNDAMENTAL GLOBAL INVESTORS, LLC Director 06/05/2015 Buy indirect 20,300 4.8800 1,384,504
    FUNDAMENTAL GLOBAL INVESTORS, LLC Director 06/04/2015 Buy indirect 6,304 4.8400 1,364,204
    CERMINARA KYLE Director 05/28/2015 Buy direct 18,333 4.7000 24,984

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    Jun 20, 2015. 07:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BitChip The Bitcoin Killer - The Merchant's Solution To The Bitcoin Problem [View article]
    Wonderful post, and it highlights what every Money and Banking Economic Book will tell you. What I find so fascinating is that those concepts are very very very well known, the history of the mid-to-Late 1800's and pre-Fed 1900's is very well known, so well in fact Hayek wrote his Austrian Business Cycle Theory based upon it. The Supporters of the ABCT who know this history also are the main supporters of the Bitcoin. It seems people are more interested in being part of a movement than paying attention to reality.
    May 16, 2015. 10:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors' Guide To El Nino, Climate Change And Summer Weather Forecast [View article]
    I've said this a million times...and it looks like the experts agree. BTW, if anyone can create a highly complex forecast model that is accurate they won't be working at some university, they will be working on Wall Street.

    'The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that global mean temperature [changes] cannot be forecast because climate is too complex. They nevertheless rely on complex computer modelling to represent their assumptions about how the climate works. The outputs of such models are called “scenarios.” In effect, the IPCC tells stories, illustrated with computer graphics, about what would happen if their assumptions were correct.'
    Apr 26, 2015. 08:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Climate "Science" Bombshell May Be Getting Ready To Burst [View instapost]
    This week’s Conversation that Matters features Freeman Dyson a professor emeritus of the Institute for Advanced Study who says models do a good job of helping us understand climate but they do a very poor job of predicting it.
    Apr 12, 2015. 09:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors' Guide To El Nino, Climate Change And Summer Weather Forecast [View article]

    Prominent physicist Freeman Dyson: ‘It would be crazy to try to reduce CO2′ – ‘Earth is growing greener as a result of carbon dioxide’

    Dyson: 'There certainly is an enormous religion in which there are lots of true believers who think that climate change is evil and that we're going to run into big catastrophes if we don't do something drastic. That's a sort of belief system which exists...I don't understand it and I don't pretend to understand their motives.'
    Apr 12, 2015. 09:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The 'Green Economy' Trigger The Next Global Financial Crisis? [View article]
    Ouch, this just hurts. GM/Washington basically gave the Hummer to China. Now we are left with a "green" economy that is bankrupting the Nation, and China is producing many profitable products for export to the US market. We should have sold China Solindra and kept the Hummer.

    Financial terms were not disclosed, although a person briefed on the deal said the sale price was around $150 million. The person did not want to be identified because the terms were being kept private. GM's bankruptcy filing last summer said that the brand with military roots could bring in $500 million or more.
    Apr 11, 2015. 08:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment