Just some random bits - since Louis has this nifty soapbox here and because I’m sulking. Amber won’t return my calls, but perhaps she is still hanging out on the Yahoo boards? Check this out if not already – another story about a premium (70%) to not redeem physical silver from COMEX. Again, it’s just someone’s claim, nothing documented [update: we are doing some forensics on this poster - see comments below]. Authenticity aside, the online community seems polarised on this issue, an entire spectrum with Kid Dynamite leading the charge holding his rulebook high; and being bitten on the leg by SilverGoldSilver forthwith. I get the impression now that many are no longer averse to the idea of premium-in-lieu-of-redemption. Even more believable if it is true that part of the ‘money’ handed back is in the form of SLV shares. HAHAHAHAHA. Remember kids (like SGS so eloquently put) they own you if you play in their sandpit. And if you think you're being clever blackmailing JPM then bear in mind that whatever action they take, they are just humouring you. If they were really threatened then you will more likely receive a petrol station mishap than a premium.
Strong Hands. I was musing tonight about how others are keen to get their hands on your money and the old adage ‘a fool and his money are soon parted’ really is talking about strong hands vs. weak hands when it comes to fiat. I had always thought the ‘strong hands’ terminology was applied to gold & silver but technically it’s no different. As I got into Silver and Gold land I noticed I became more like Scrooge McDuck - my hands have a stronger grip on all my asset classes.
Connecting the Dots. If you accept the idea that a human brain operates much like a quantum computer then we are all at work busily connecting the dots. Snippets of news, comments, opinions, rumours, egos, claims, but all put there by people who are contributing to the mess of memes that we call the modern internet. But each of us are operating like a cell inside some bigger organism – reacting to ideas and collectively shaping our own perceptions of reality. It is this perception that TPTB seek to distort and hijack. You are feeling sleepy – you will respond to neurolinguistic programming, and when I snap my fingers, you will awake and go and buy shares.
Television Rubbish. I don’t normally watch, but caught a bit of free-to-air TV this morning (we don’t have cable) and the stuff I saw there convinces me that everything in Japan is fine. Mostly it was the juxtaposition of the information – you know the standard method where they place two seemingly related (yet unrelated) items close together and because of the proximity, your brain unwittingly parses them as a single item. The information was seemingly good news about the reactor situation coming under control, promptly followed by a summary of how many estimated deaths in total from the disaster (the quake + tsunami part).
Brainwashing. It reminded me of similar brainwashing efforts - remember those television ads that ran about a year ago – the ones from the United Nations which talked about cow farts being bad, and flicks pictures of cattle next to images of burning rainforests and melting icebergs. The text was in about 6 (or more) mainstream languages. If your eyeballs see it, it goes into your head. Our 8 year-old kid sings the supermarket jingles with perfect mimicry, but we know we’re winning against the brainwashing because he occasionally asserts that the ‘.. burgers aren’t actually better at Hungry Jacks .. I like the Happy Meal better’.
Recapitalize the world with $100 Trillion? Now remember all those articles about the 100 trillion dollar recapitalization? With Debt money that would be suicide – but what about a gold revaluation (aka Freegold)? 5 Trillion dollars’ worth of gold in the world (give or take) ... revalued x20 gives about the right figure for a Freegold starting point. My view is they are planting these ideas in your head now so that when it happens we just shrug and nod like we always do. Just like the United Nations no meat ads which obviously work because for some reason the same kid has gone off all forms of steak and beef.
Would you like some salad with your Gag Order, sir? A few people at the Watchtower have mused about what happened to McGuire and the ‘bombshell that would put people in jail’. Today I read on MaxKeiser.com this interesting snippet: ‘ Andrew told me he had a bombshell but was bound by a court ordered gag-order’. Huh? A gag-order? Interesting. Ok, so either the excuse is just a cover for Mr. Keiser. Or it is real. Nothing quite like freedom of information hey? So what are they hiding? By the way, that same Cheviot Conference has video online here.