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  • Bottom In Gold Likely To Be Below $770 [View article]
    who is going to buy the Bonds at the current interest rate yield?...


    I suppose the US government union pension plans could be forced by the government to purchase them. Yeah, right, like they'd be fool enough to invest in the US. They'll continue chasing high yields in inflated security valuations before they'd ever consider investing in their own "production".


    jmo
    Feb 24 11:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bottom In Gold Likely To Be Below $770 [View article]
    Care to back it up with something of substance to justify your faith in the economy and the one's who run it?...

    "Fed Releases Disturbing 2008 Photo"

    http://bit.ly/1fN1wdr
    Feb 24 07:06 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bottom In Gold Likely To Be Below $770 [View article]
    Of course, a fiat currency doesn't have to be tied to gold 1:1...

    Fiat currencies are tied to gold. Rather than a man's suit, I've preferred to view an oz of Ag to a blue collar hour of labor and an oz of Au to a week. The ratio Ag / Au shows the number of hours a "work week" is valued at for projecting labor rates in a developed nation.

    As for the destruction excessive printing does to a nation's balance sheet, it will begin to show soon in the US as the near zirp 10 years begin to mature. Basement gold will at least keep up with the labor exchange rate when the time comes to roll those securities over or cancel them all together in the future. Either way, it's going to get pretty messy.

    jmo.
    Feb 24 06:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    what royal failures by their lawyers...


    Much like their counterparts / partners in DC, no one rises in the ranks of these firms without first having their law degree. This is what makes speaking to each other out of reach by normal standards, as these are conversations occurring covered by "attorney / client" privilege. They may as well be married to one another.

    Please remember, these are the smartest guys in the room.
    Oct 23 05:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    and this might be where it gets sticky...


    When the other side receives the payout, will they be required to declare it as "income"? My understanding as to court awards are they are not considered as taxable income either, which sheds considerable light on the control fraud aspect when companies' decision makers are no longer held to account for their fraudulent acts and legal settlements paid to supposed "opponents" or "victims".

    Luke 16:9
    And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
    Oct 23 10:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    http://bit.ly/16Uf06v


    That MSM has not run with what is not really a story does not surprise me.

    And to paraphrase the concluding thought of an above post:
    "Excess American executive orders, commissions, czars and blind apathetical allegiance to the same bears a lot of the shame..."

    jmo.
    Sep 23 12:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    If Brussels finds wrongdoing, it could force the countries to collect lost revenue from any unlawful deals...

    This should be interesting if the probe has any teeth...


    What I find interesting is in this NWO, the bankers are assuming sovereign authority over entire nations by determining what is and what isn't "lawful". The power of their press printing fiat is breathtaking in its insatiable thirst for ever more control. Tell me again why physical / geopolitical borders are even needed.

    The usefulness of individual nations borders is about as relevant as the difference between Tomorrowland and Fantasyland in Disneyland.

    Pathetic.
    Sep 12 10:24 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Who is held accountable for ineffective recovery?...


    That's a silly question. It's the players at the table of course. Unless you can find a way to pin it on the US taxpayer, which is why the sec is getting involved I suppose.
    Aug 23 10:02 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    How do you redesign for the 3 sigma event of a 9.0 earthquake and 40 foot tsunami?...


    Well, in hindsight, placing back-up generators in the basement doesn't look like a good idea. In fact, I'm still not sure why there hasn't been a Real international effort to address this particular incident that has yet addressed at least cutting off the lit fuse on this fiasco.

    Where's the best and the brightest on this one? Oh yeah, GS is busy developing some sort of investment vehicle to profit off the deluge of liability lawsuits being generated a la Exxon Valdez.
    Aug 19 11:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Everyone knows China is 100% corrupt. This is how you get business done. When in Rome... yada yada...


    Perhaps Mr. Diane Goldman-Feinstein's company doesn't like competition in his Chinese market. I'm sure this would never happen on any deals involving Mr. Blum.
    Aug 19 11:09 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    (I was going to say: I have started buying POT, but thought the DEA/NSA would be knocking on my door)...


    I doubt they would bother knocking. On the other hand, if you were using the silk road for your purchases, they would still be secure, evidently the USG agencies are still having a difficult time enforcing US law on their trading activities.

    Probably because it's an entirely owned and operated franchise run by their own agents, a la fast & furious.
    Aug 16 11:29 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    This is one I am looking at...


    Pretty cool. My replacement vehicle after being rear ended on the freeway while stopped in am commuter traffic was a retired white crown vic. 22 mpg in a V8, but I rarely have anyone tailgate me and the things built like an anvil. It was cheap to purchase so my overall cost per mile over the life of the car has / will put a prius / volt / etc. to shame.

    Oh yeah, and the trunk, you could fit a football team in there. I've even tied down 16' 2x lumber on top of it. Only thing I wish it did have was a transfer case for the front axle when I take it off road.
    Aug 15 01:35 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Still time to join in the Where is __________? game...


    Where is the recently unemployed Missouri rodeo clown?

    The why is obvious, we don't need anymore unemployed to derail our recovery. Perhaps Eric the Holder can find him a place rifling through the bulls pens with the rest of the folks that listen to his orders.
    Aug 13 12:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Safety and security concerns alone sink this idea...


    But traveling above the face of the earth in a similar fashion is not safe and secure? C'mon, the only difference between a high speed 300 mph surface traveling device and an 800 mph tube accident might be an algorithmic difference in time before one's ultimate moment before the throne.
    Aug 13 11:54 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    which is it? Are some banking institutions to big to prosecute...


    As GS and JPM represent ~10% of the fed's paid employees, (21 primary dealers) they bring in free of charge roughly 8.5 billion, (this would be an average, their take is likely much more), per month in newly printed frns to add to their previous month's QE fortunes which are used to continue to bid up equity markets worldwide at the expense of the US taxpayer.

    That's the beauty of the system, they're kind enough to keep us fed and watered, it's the least we can do to shut up and let them shear us. Besides, what would we do with all that extra wool? We'll never know until we End the Fed!
    Aug 8 11:36 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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