Weekend Show – Sat 29 Oct, 2011

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Featuring:
Al KorelinGrant WilliamsBill HowaldPeter GrandichJames TurkJeff Pontius
Kathy FettkeRick HonsingerJeff Deist

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  1. On October 29, 2011 at 5:04 am,
    Giuseppe Valente says:

    would like to comment on the Pope and his finiacial advise. I find Peter Grandich to be very smart but he and Al as well will probably not lke my comment. It seems when religious issues are discussed people seem ignore the reality and leave their brains at the door when this is the most important issue of all: Who should we believe & follow and where do we go when we die?
    We are headed for a world Government and religion
    This is a prophecy in the Bible it is a study to long to write down now
    As for the Pope in Revelation 13:16,17.18 it talks about counting the number of the beast being the number of a man.
    In Latin the Pope is: VICARIVS FILII DEI
    Now Count his numerical value in Roman Numbers
    6 x I = 6
    2 x V= 10
    1 x C= 50
    1 x L= 100
    1 x D= 500
    total = 666
    Rev:13:18…. count the number of the beast for it is the number of a man: ad his number is Six hundred( 600) threescore( 3 x 20= 60) and six. = 666
    In Revleation 13 John speaks about a mark on your right hand or forehead and that you will not be able to buy or sell without it. This is a microchip. The word microchip at that time did not exist because there where no computers. You also have to go to the originally Greek word and it has been a long time now and I forgot the word and meaning
    This system will be the perfect system to get every penny out of you without fault. But it will be a religious decision as well. All people that choose to take the mark go to hell (Revelation 20:4) or ask any true evangelical Christian or e-mail me at peppe@primus.ca and I will guide you
    Also the European union is nothing more than the Roman Empire Revived
    This is called the Treaty of Roman signed in 1952 or 58
    This is also a prophecy of the last days prophesied in the Book of Daniel
    It is also in Revelation 17 There is a woman(Vatican) riding the Beast(European Union or Roman Empire) If you wish an explanation e-mail me
    People if you want to know where you are going after your death the only person that has proven himself is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob The God of the True Bilble. He is the only one that has predicted the future 100% accurately and therefore deserves the repect and attention when it come to your future. This is logical and only stands to reason. You base investments on information and history. You listen to people because of their past prediction. Why is it when it comes to your soul and religon it seems that people leave their brains at the door
    IT IS APPOINTED UNTO MAN ONCE TO DIE AFTER THIS THE JUDGEMENT. HEBREWS 9:27
    Finally the last pope has called us Raging wolfs and have encouraged violence against us
    Thank you God Bless

    • On October 29, 2011 at 9:14 am,
      Big Al says:

      Morning Joe,

      I can understand your feelings about the Catholic Church given the fact that you obviously had a bad experience with it at some point in your life.

      Kathy and her brothers were raised Catholic. Here are some experiences that Kathy and I have had with others. And then I follow this up with our personal experiences.

      One individual has told me numerous times that he simply cannot believe in God because God has not proven that he exists. Now, I respect everyone’s opinion, but, in this case, I have to respectively disagree. He does not seem to understand the words of Jesus to Thomas. He and his family have probably not attended a church of any kind since his father died a number of years ago and his death was celebrated at a traditional Catholic funeral mass which his family attended. I guess that my question here is if you don’t believe in God, why attend a Catholic funeral mass? Seems a bit hypocritical to me. A person can always join the family and friends afterward at the reception.

      Here is another typical excuse for putting down the Catholic Church.

      “The Catholic Church is wrong with its views on birth control; eating meat on Fridays, opposing abortion, etc.

      Okay, if you believe that I again respect your opinion. This particular individual has a son who is active in a Christian youth group and is not afraid to talk about it. This kid is an honor student, an all-star baseball player and a great golfer. He is happy and well grounded and I have all the time in the world for him. Not because he is a Christian but because he is such a pleasure to be around.

      Okay not a Catholic, but who cares?

      When Kathy and I first were married we faced some extreme challenges.

      After a few months of these challenges, Kathy said nothing seems to be working. I am going to go back to church and pray for a solution. Because of my respect for her, I (not a Catholic at the time) said I would go with her.

      We changed a bit of our lifestyle.

      Where are we today (about 42 years later)?

      We both believe that we have a personal relationship with our Savior. Our lives have not been without challenges, but we have always been very happy. Today our immediate family is very close and, in addition, we have a number of very close and valuable friends. (Our friends are Christians, Jews, Muslims and, yes, some non believers.)

      Joe, I can’t disagree with anyone about their religious beliefs because I don’t have the wisdom of Jesus.

      I do find it difficult to understand the concept of the devil being in charge of the Catholic Church. Seems a bit unrealistic to me.

      God bless,

      Big Al

      • On October 29, 2011 at 11:07 am,
        Giuseppe Valente says:

        Hi Al,
        I did not have a bad experience with the catholic church I had an opening of my eyes.
        Please understand that this is the most serious issue of your life today and eternity to come. This is not an issue you can afford to make a mistake. If you make a wrong investment you loose money. if you follow and believe wrongly this could cost you your eternity. God is very very very strict concerning his gospel. Jesus when he was on earth spoke and warned people more about hell than heaven.
        Concerning preaching a false gospel God says in Galatians 1:8,9 But though we or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, LET HIM BE ACCURSED. As we said before, so I say now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye received, LET HIM BE ACCURESED.
        This is very serious issue AL. Please do not be little the isue. Your soul, your family and friends soul are at stake here. There is no room for mistake.
        Study the issue out and MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY RE SAVED.
        I am certain that from the priest to the pope none of them are saved as Jesus said The bind shall lead the blind and both shall fall into the pit.
        As for the preachers on TV they are also all on the same boat as Priest. I do not believe there is one TV evangelist that is saved. I could be wrong But I dought it.
        I do not even believe Billy Graham is saved. He is another whore in bed with all other religions when he puts these crusades together.
        God says do not be unequally yoked together with none believers. Be ye separate from them.
        People under estimate the serious of Gods word. Look at what Jesus went through to save you. He was slaughter beyond recognition. Read Isaiah 53. He was brought as a lamb to the slaughter. Did you ever see a lamb after being slaughtered.
        Do you think he went through all that pain and suffering because the issue was to be taken lightly. Wake up people and do your homework. I cannot believe how much time and effort people take to invest money but when it comes to their soul and eternity they flip a coin
        Thank You God Bless Joe

        • On October 29, 2011 at 11:11 am,
          Big Al says:

          Trust me Joe,

          When it comes to my sour and eternity I do not flip a coin.

          Best,

          Big Al

          • On October 29, 2011 at 11:26 am,
            Giuseppe Valente says:

            Hi Al,
            I have to get back to work.
            I have one question are you absolutly sure you are not flipping a coin.
            Can you respond to these religious coments with Biblical answers and not from what you believe to be true. Are you absolutely sure that the priests are teaching the right gospel and not a false one. Do you know all the treachings of the Catholic Church. Do you know what they stood and stand for? Are these teachings in contradicting to the gospel of Christ? If you cannot answer these questions with the word of God(the Bible) then you are flippng a coin.
            Do not kill the messanger Al. I am your friend. I will not tickle your ears. If I preach a false Gospel MY SOUL IS ON THE LINE AS WELL.
            Did you study the iissue out and are 100% certain that you are right and what people say are wrong. Me for example
            I am 100% sure without a doubt
            I have $10,000 on the tale for anyone who proves to me that evolution is a fact
            Another $10,000 for anyone that can prove to me one story in the bible is false
            Up until now no one came to collect
            Thank you God Bless Joe Have to get to work Bye

      • On October 30, 2011 at 6:29 pm,
        Bobby says:

        Al, your key remark here is “we both believe we have a personal relationship with our Savior” Sounds like you have it correct. Unfortunately the Catholic church is works based, not relying totally on God’s grace for salvation. This is why i always ask a Catholic, “Are you going to heaven when you die?” If their response is anything but YES, there is a problem. Jesus said in John 3:16 NIV ” For God so loved the world that he gave his one and olny Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
        Bobby

        • On October 30, 2011 at 7:24 pm,
          Mike says:

          The muslims who hijacked four airliners on September 11th, 2001 were all 100% sure that what they believed and what they were doing was the right thing to do. They also believed they were all going to go directly to heaven.
          Giuseppe, just because someone is 100% sure without a doubt doesn’t mean he or she is right. Many people are 100% sure without a doubt and at the same time are 100% wrong.

          I didn’t realize that this was the Korelin Fanatical Religious Report. It says “The Korelin Economics Report at the top of this webpage and look what it has morphed into.

          • On October 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm,
            jerry says:

            Mike…you speak or write… as if the word offends you…

          • On October 30, 2011 at 9:57 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Evening Mike,

            In my defense, yes there are times when this seems to be the case. (Fanatical Religious Report) Trust me, I did not and do not intend it to be that. I only made a comment about the recent papal paper and looked what happened. Maybe we have a bit of defensive posturing out there?

            Regarding you statements about 100% right and 100% wrong, yep only God knows.

            Best to you,

            Big Al;

          • On October 31, 2011 at 4:18 am,
            Giuseppe Valente says:

            Hi Mike,
            Think of the logic of your question in two parts.
            First you are telling me or you believe(Part 2) that if there is a God and he Created the heavens and the earh, no small task I may add, He was not intelligent enough to leave you an education manuscript where you can be certain of your destiny. I do not knw about your God but my God is a little smarter than that. What do you think the Biible is for or about: A guide and message from the Creator to his Creation. Take it as a course in school and educate yourself.
            Secondly You believing that no one can be certain is an absolute in itself. You believe without a doubt that no one can be certain. That is an absolute. If you are not certain then you are a fool taking that position and not educating yourself to make sure you are right or wrong.. The ridiculous thing is people take more time discussing investing their money and going to huge lengths to make the right decison
            But come the issue of their soul and eternity :THEY FLIP A COIN.
            NO THANK YOU.
            For what it is worth God Bless

        • On October 30, 2011 at 9:58 pm,
          Big Al says:

          And Bobby,

          That is exactly what I believe.

          Best,

          Big Al

        • On October 31, 2011 at 4:17 am,
          Giuseppe Valente says:

          Think of the logic of your question in two parts.
          First you are telling me or you believe(Part 2) that if there is a God and he Created the heavens and the earh, no small task I may add, He was not intelligent enough to leave you an education manuscript where you can be certain of your destiny. I do not knw about your God but my God is a little smarter than that. What do you think the Biible is for or about: A guide and message from the Creator to his Creation. Take it as a course in school and educate yourself.
          Secondly You believing that no one can be certain is an absolute in itself. You believe without a doubt that no one can be certain. That is an absolute. If you are not certain then you are a fool taking that position and not educating yourself to make sure you are right or wrong.. The ridiculous thing is people take more time discussing investing their money and going to huge lengths to make the right decison
          But come the issue of their soul and eternity :THEY FLIP A COIN.
          NO THANK YOU.
          For what it is worth God Bless

      • On October 30, 2011 at 8:08 pm,
        John W. Robertson says:

        Al, you mentioned, “One individual has told me numerous times that he simply cannot believe in God because God has not proven that he exists. ”

        Wiser and better people before me have noted that proof and faith are mutually exclusive…you do not need and really cannot have proof when you are also being asked to be faithful. Of course, once truly faithful, it seems you then tend to get proof without wanting it…our Lord is supremely intelligent, wise and graceful in this and so many other ways!

        • On October 30, 2011 at 9:54 pm,
          Big Al says:

          HI again JW,,

          Amen, my friend.

          Big Al

        • On October 31, 2011 at 4:23 am,
          Giuseppe Valente says:

          Hi John,
          Sorry John but you like countless others have not studied the isuue out.
          Evolution is a lie and I will give you $10,000 if you come up with one Just one simple transitional form. It takes a hell of alot more faith to believe you come from a monkey than to believe you come from a Creator.
          Your belief defies the 1st and 2nd LAWS( NOT THEORIES) of thermal dynamics.
          Lastly the only person that can predict your future is God He has proven it with the Bible. 25-30% of the Bible is prophetical. Therefore he has earned the right and respect to predict your outcome.
          Again you are repeating other peoples bias and never seriously studied the issue out.

    • On October 29, 2011 at 10:54 am,
      Jerry says:

      END TIMES….comment about Revelation are good…if you tell the rest of the story….
      …YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE HERE DURING THESE TIMES..(CALLED FOR IN REVELATIONS) if you are a true believer in Jesus Christ…..
      it is CALLED THE RAPTURE…(.YOU ARE OUT OF HERE..)
      I Thessalonian 4: 13-18….. read it in the King James Version,,which is the closes translated bible from the orginal greek and hebrew…
      It is good to know about what is going to happen,, for the non-believer…but,,there is hope……FEAR NOT…GIVE THEM A BREAK WITH SOME HOPE..NOT ALL IS LOST…

      ABRAHAM WAS A JEW..and message for the Jews…..READ ABOUT PAUL…and you might have some insight…as to where you might be going…
      Please excuse me if I have offended anyone…
      respectfully,,,thanks…

      • On October 29, 2011 at 10:59 am,
        Big Al says:

        Mr. “out of the box”,

        This forum is comprised of a group of intelligent individuals who listen to all sides. People who are strong in their beliefs and are also intelligent cannot be offended.

        Thanks for the comment,

        Big Al

      • On October 29, 2011 at 11:12 am,
        Giuseppe Valente says:

        Ya Jerry but you have to warn the people left behind about the mark of the beast because they will have a second chance of getting saved however they will have to go through the tribulation and decide whether to take the mark or get killed. We have to be very convincing because people will not have an easy time making the right decision then. Even me believing all these issues if I am left bhind do you think it will be easy for me to refuse the mark. If left behind i probably will but the tempation will not be easy

        • On October 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm,
          Jerry says:

          you are correct ,,it will not be easy…

      • On October 30, 2011 at 7:31 pm,
        Mike says:

        Jerry says, “read it in the King James Version..which is the closest translated bible from the original greek and hebrew.”
        This statement is 100% INCORRECT. The King James Version is not the “closest translated from the original greek and hebrew,” and if you would like proof of this Jerry, let me know and I will provide numerous examples for you. There are many translations of the Bible which are more accurately translated from the original languages than the King James Version.
        This is another example of individuals making “dogmatic” statements, offering no proof for what they say, and sincerely believing that what they believe is 100% correct, yet are mistaken.
        As I’ve already said above, I didn’t realize this was the “Korelin Fanatical Religious Report.” It seems there are a lot of “Judges” blogging here.

        • On October 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm,
          jerry says:

          BRING IT ON MY MAN…I DO NOT WANT TO SPREAD FALSE INFO..

        • On October 30, 2011 at 8:05 pm,
          jerry says:

          MIKE …..HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT…FOR YOU TO ASSEMBLE YOUR INFO..SINCE YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN ANY INFORMANTION IN YOUR POST…IF YOU ARE GOING TO REBUTAL…GET THE FACTS OUT FOR EVERYONE TO SEE…AT THE TIME OF THE POST…IT IS NOT A PROBLEM TO PROVIDE THE KNOWN TRANSLATIONS OR BOOKS,,IF YOU ARE AWARE OF THEM..JUST SAY WHICH ONES THEY ARE….IT IS NOT A SECRET…FOR WE ALL DESIRE THE TRUTH…BOTTOM LINE…SIMPLE…

          • On October 31, 2011 at 12:18 am,
            Mike says:

            Jerry,
            “BRING IT ON MAN,” what is this? A boxing match. Your tone is like that of an MMA fighter. Somehow I don’t imagine Jesus Christ saying to anyone, “BRING IT ON MAN!”
            Okay, here’s the first example from the King James Version that shows it is not the most accurate translation from the original language of Hebrew.
            Please read Psalm 110: 1 in your King James Version, which reads: “The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.”

            Question: Who are the two Lords being referred to here? Why is the first LORD spelled in all captial letters, while the second Lord only has the first letter “L” in uppercase?
            I’ll wait for your answer.

          • On October 31, 2011 at 6:21 am,
            jerry says:

            MIKE , you are babbling…get some meat in the conversation….

          • On October 31, 2011 at 12:49 pm,
            jerry says:

            since I must play this game with you and no body else is going to listen to you…
            because most will not understand dispensation or the eight dispensations in the bible
            we will begin with a lession …and who God was speaking to at differ times , please explain to me what is ment by the different dispensation…if you can explain this we will be able to converse on an equal level…and we will be able to see where the KJV is
            in relation to your hebrew text…

          • On October 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm,
            jerry says:

            I forgot to add…your comment concerning Jesus.bring it on man….I think HE did over turn the tables of the money changers in the temple…could he have been a little tessty…

          • On October 31, 2011 at 6:46 pm,
            jerry says:

            mike…just had time to look your request up..
            regards to LORD..capital…mine is not LORD..mine is Lord..
            SO, get me the text and additions which you are reading from…
            SO WE CAN GET TO THE MEAT…OF THE SUBJECT…

          • On November 2, 2011 at 3:08 am,
            jerry says:

            Mile just reread your text ,,again..after seeing if you replied to my request..which you have not , ok, i know it takes time..so ,,i will check back again..
            BUT..i SAID GREEK AND HEBREW…..YOU ONLY SAID HEBREW..

        • On October 30, 2011 at 8:23 pm,
          jerry says:

          Mike …it sounds like your post …and comments.. about what the “KORELIN F.REPORT
          HAS TURNED INTO”…. OFFENDS YOU…ARE YOU OFFENDED BY THE WORD…also,see the note posted under bobby above….

          • On October 31, 2011 at 8:48 am,
            Mike says:

            Jerry,
            I’m not babbling and there is meat in my conversation. You still have not anwered my questions, which I’m waiting for you to do.
            I repeat them here: Who are the two Lords being referred to at Psalm 110: 1? Why is the first LORD spelled in all capital letterss, while the second Lord only has the first letter “L” capitalized?
            I’m still waiting for your answer, because this scripture is a great example to show that the KJV has not accurately translated the original Hebrew text.

          • On October 31, 2011 at 12:34 pm,
            jerry says:

            MIKE….CHECK OUT MY REQUEST BELOW…THANKS

          • On October 31, 2011 at 12:50 pm,
            jerry says:

            mike see above…

        • On October 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm,
          Big Al says:

          Evening Mike,

          Let me know which translations are more accurate. Not questioning, just asking.

          Not sure there are a lot of “judges” blogging here. But, there are a couple!

          Thanks for you input,

          Big Al

          • On October 31, 2011 at 6:16 am,
            jerry says:

            MORNING mike…I am getting ready to prepare a report concerning the 1137 AD,
            sect of people..called the WALDENSIAN.. or Waldenses,,or Valdes,which were a sect of people located in the Piedmont,,Mountain region in Italy….which I believe to be helpful information concerning your rebutal concerning the King James version 1611, so if you could respectfullly submit you information I surely would appreciate it..seriously..
            Jerry..

    • On October 29, 2011 at 6:13 pm,
      Bentnail says:

      GIUSEPPE:

      The entire Vicarivs Filii Dei argument is ridiculous in my opinion – I have seen this before and it does not hold any weight if you ask me. Does the Roman Catholic Church have a role to play in the last days? You better believe it — Revelation 17 makes that pretty clear. However, scripture clearly says that the mark of the Beast is linked to the antichrist’s “name” not “title”. My understanding is that Vicarivs Filii Dei is a title – not a name – of the pope. This is almost as laughable as Jack Van Impe’s A=6, B=12, C=18, D=24 nonsense that he spouted on television 10 years ago (total nonsense). Study the New Age Movement and you will learn that the number 666 represents “the perfected man” — has attained “Christ consciousness” and become like God via spiritual evolution. The antichrist will be said to be a highly evolved individual who has attained divinity (hence 666). We will certainly know it when it comes, but to jump to irrational conclusions is not biblical (first off, it is Vicarius (with a “U”) and not a “V”. To the person who wants to make this prophecy fit they argue (In Roman times they used “V” not “U”). If such is the case, then why has the Pope spelled the name correctly today (still uses a “U” — not a “V”). It is because prophecy “experts” all want to make an argument for their theories and only way to make their prophecy line up (most times) is by slightly tweaking such things as one simple letter.

      • On October 29, 2011 at 7:16 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Evening Bentnail,

        Thank you for your input.

        As I told Joe, I will research every single example that he gives me which he feels proves that the Catholic Church is run by the devil.

        Let’s see if he can convince me.

        Big Al

      • On October 30, 2011 at 3:08 am,
        Giuseppe Valente says:

        Hey Betall First off you said in your opinion Come up with facts. Secondly the letter U is not the right letter because is does not exist in latin. This spelling is in LATIN.
        Further more you sated that the Vaican chrch has a role to play in the end times and mentioned Rev 17. Very good. Now explan to me who is the whore on the neats and who is the beast.
        Finally do not cmpare me to the Quack Jack Van Impe or the rest of the quacks on TV.
        Now if you and the rest of the world want to ignore extraordinary predictions or facts Go right ahead and Place your head in the sand.
        I will be waiting for your Rev 17 explanation. This ought t be good for a laugh
        Thank you joe

      • On October 30, 2011 at 3:10 am,
        Giuseppe Valente says:

        Oh ya I would like to add that the name Jesus in either Hebrew(Yashua) or Greek wil add up to 888 and Emmanuel(God with us) should add up to 800 These number for God are eternal
        Again just the luck of the draw as you would believe

      • On October 30, 2011 at 3:33 am,
        Giuseppe Valente says:

        Hey bentnall
        Here is a helping hand to show you and the world that you do not knowwhat you are talking about
        Original Latin alphabet of the Roman Kingdom · A · B · C · D · E · F · Z · H · I · K · L · M · N · O · P · Q · R · S · T · V · X …
        As you can see there is no U
        Now stop misleading people and yourself
        YOU WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR LIES
        TAKE MY ADVISE AND NOW APOLOGIZE

        • On October 30, 2011 at 5:11 am,
          Bentnail says:

          As I said — people will grasp at straws just to prove an argument no matter how feeble it may be. Do yourself a favour and do a little research. Look at papal documents and you will find that every single time the word “Vicarius” is used, it is with a “U”, not a “V”.

          You are clearly relying on other equally uninformed people (like yourself) who are too lethargic to do your own research. I suppose you believe in the pretribulation rapture too.

          • On October 30, 2011 at 3:08 pm,
            Giuseppe Valente says:

            PSALMS 14:1
            THE FOOL HATH SAID IN HIS HEART, THERE IS NO GOD
            STRAWS YOU SAY.
            YOU ARE GRASPING AT STRAWS. YOU DISTORT.
            YOU ARE LIVING IN A WORD OF MAKE BELIEVE.
            YOU HAVE NO FACTS BACKING UP ANYTHING.
            YOU REFUSE TO FACE THE FACTS.
            YOU CAME UP WITH NOTHING TO PROVE YOUR CASE
            YOU INSTEAD CHANGE A LATIN SENTENCE INTO ANOTHER LANGUAGE
            YOU HAVE NOTHING AND WILL ALWAYS HAVE NOTHING
            I AGAIN AND AGAIN CHALLENGE YOU TO COME U WITH YOUR BEST SHOT
            YET YOU JUST SHOT A BLANK AND HAVE ONLY BLANKS

            GET SAVED IT IS NOT TO LATE
            FOR WHAT IT IS WORTH GOD BLESS

          • On October 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm,
            jerry says:

            Bentnail,,,, got a question….”I SUPPOSED YOU BELIEVE IN THE PRETRIBULATION RAPTURE TOO”….what does that mean? this was from you putdown with G V..
            thanks Jerry” out of the box…”

      • On October 30, 2011 at 4:17 am,
        Giuseppe Valente says:

        By the way Bentnail
        If you do not wish to apologize I understand
        AS GOD SAYS: PRIDE COMES BEFORE THE FALL

      • On October 30, 2011 at 4:20 am,
        Giuseppe Valente says:

        I CANNOT STOP COMMENTING ON MISLEADING PEOPLE LIKE YOU
        HERE IS ANOTHER QUOTE FROM JESUS:
        THE BLIND(YOU)
        SHALL LEAD THE BLIND(YOUR LISTENERES)
        AND BOTH SHALL FALL INTO THE PIT(HELL)
        HAPPY TRAILS

        • On October 30, 2011 at 5:14 am,
          Bentnail says:

          I must say that you bible verses do not phaze me in the least — your vitriol and arrogance should certainly concern you though.

          • On October 30, 2011 at 3:00 pm,
            Giuseppe Valente says:

            LIKE THE LORD SAYS:
            GIVE NOT WHAT IS HOLY( THE WORD OF GOD) TO DOGS(THIS IS PROBABLY YOU), NEITHER CAST YE YOUR PEARLS BEFORE SWINE….
            MTHEW 7:6

          • On October 30, 2011 at 10:53 pm,
            Bentnail says:

            GIUSEPPE:

            You can quote scripture until the birds come home — Satan quotes scripture too. Knowing the bible DOES NOT assure you a place in heaven. And by the way, check out the word “VicariVs” (with “V”) on the Vatican own website and nothing comes up … check up “VicariUs” (with “U”) and plenty comes up. Even those at the Vatican must realize that you are grasping at straws!!!

          • On October 30, 2011 at 10:55 pm,
            Bentnail says:

            By the way — we will all be held accountable for every word we utter — keep that in mind!!!

        • On October 30, 2011 at 9:14 am,
          Big Al says:

          Hi Joe,

          In your mind I and the folks who disagree with you (our listeners) are blind. Okay, as I have said many times everyone is entitled to his/her opinion.

          Please do respond to my request of yesterday where I asked for specific examples that lead you to believe that the Catholic Church is run by the devil.

          Trust me, I will research each and everyone of these comments.

          Also to everyone, this is an interesting forum so no point in getting personal.

          God bless all,

          Big Al

          • On October 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm,
            Giuseppe Valente says:

            I AM SORRY AL BUT JUST THE NUMBER OF HIS TITLE OUGHT TO SOUND THE ALARM. YOU ARE JUST BEING LIKE THE GOUVERNMENT AND POPULATION THAT ARE IN DENIAL. LOOK AT BENTNAILS DEFENSE HE HAS NONE. THERE IS NO U IN LATIN. WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED. YOU REFUSE TO EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE THIS POINT. THE POPE TITLE IS IN LATIN YOU CANNOT CHANGE A LANGUAGE AND MAKE IT HALF ONE AND PART ANOTHER. IT IS EITHER IN ENGLISH OR LATIN. THE WORD DEI AND FILII ARE NOT ENGLISH WORDS YOU CANNOT CHANGE THE V FOR A U
            BENTNAIL SAYS THAT I SPELLED IT WRONG THAT IS HIS BEST ARGUEMENT, COME ON AL YOU WILL BELIEVE THAT. DID I OR DID I NOT SPELL IT WRONG IS NOW THE ARGUEMENT. I SPELLED IT IN LATIN IN THE ROMAN LANGUAGE AT THE TIME AND THEREFORE IT IS THE CORRECT SPELLING ASK ANYONE WITH HALF A BRAIN IN THEIR HEAD. ASK AN ENGLISH PROFESSOR IF HE HAS HALF A BRAIN. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO FACE THE TRUTH NO AMOUNT OF PROOF WILL BE ENOUGH FOR YOU. TAKE THE EXAMPLE OF CONVINCING PEOPLE ABOUT INVESTING IN GOLD AND WERE THE ECONOMIES ARE HEADED. HOW MUCH PROOF HAVE PEOPLE HEARD AND YET THEY REFUSE TO BELIEVE. ARE YOU NOT BEHAVING THE SAME WAY. I EXPLAINED TO YOU THE WOMAN ON THE BEAST IN REVELATION 17 AS WELL. DID YOU LOOK INTO IT. IF YOU WANT I WILL AGAIN EXPLAIN IT TO YOU. FOR STARTERS THE WOMAN(THE WHORE) IS ROMA(VATICAN) THE BEAST IS THE EUROPE. LOOK UP THEIR LOGO(EUROPEAN UNION) AND YOU WILL FIND A WOMAN RIDING THE BEAST IF THIS AGAIN DOES NOT RING ALARMS OR YOUR CURIOSITY. YOU ARE IN DENIAL AND REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRUTH OR FACTS. I HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE WITH COUNTLESS PEOPLE AND I AM NOT SURPRISED YOU ARE BEHAVING THIS WAY. YOU ARE NO DIFFERENT THAN THE REST AND AS THE REST MUST BE BORN AGAINJOHN 3:3
            GOOGLE: WOMAN RIDING BEAST AND SEE FOR YOURSELF
            FINALLY DO NOT KILL THE MESSENGER
            THANK YOU GOD BLESS JOE

          • On October 30, 2011 at 4:38 pm,
            jerry says:

            U OR V….THAT IS THE QUESTION…

            Giuseppe…please note there may be a confusion regarding this letter u or v….
            my son is a latin teacher at a well know university…
            he has a Latin book…..which says the following….
            the book is LATIN GRAMMAR…by JAMES MORWOOD..OXFORD PRESS PUBLISH 1999
            SO IT SAYS……PAGE 2..

            u…is used as a consonant as well as vowel…it is pronounced like w; so uidi sounds weedee. There is no v in Latin…..

            Now that is not to say…that in Rome…33 AD….that they did not use “V”…
            because how would they have written …five..? or ROMAN NUMBERAL
            As I said my son…is a greek and latin major…and teaches Latin…to
            college freshmen…..and even he had to stop and think about it….and dont say he might be stupid..because he graduated cum laude..in greek ,latin, german…so I think this well qualifies him to speak on the subject.;..( because,I sure dont know….)
            So…
            Bentnail ,,,,might be correct in his thinking,,,and you might be correct in your thinking
            concerning the …… u or v
            PLEASE NOTE I AM NOT PICKING SIDES…..THIS IS YOU GUYS DEBATE…
            I am just a reader and have questions from the peanut gallary….

  2. On October 29, 2011 at 6:44 am,
    Ken says:

    Ron Paul is the last hope for this country. Even so, I think his trillion dollar plan does not cut enough. But it is much, much more than any other candidate is proposing. And he is the only candidate offering real budget proposals. Not pie in the sky estimates that will never come true. Face it, every other candidate is a liar and/or thief beholden to special interests.

    The sad thing is that his plan has little chance of being implemented. He has little chance of becoming President and if he did win the criminals in Congress would be unlikely to pass his budgets.

    Amerika is doomed, not doubt about it. The best we can hope for is to avoid a deep depression and experience prolonged nasty recessions for a generation or more.

    • On October 29, 2011 at 8:36 am,
      Big Al says:

      Morning Ken,

      It is always a pleasure for me to talk with Jeff D. He tells it like it is and has always done so. Some of my friends think that he and his boss are over the line. I tell them, each and every one, that I strongly disagree.

      How can a rational person not disagree?

      By not following the Congressman’s proposed actions, look at what has happened. I mean, even the Catholic priest who wrote the WSJ editorial defined the cause of our economic problems as being a deviation away from the gold standard.

      How can anyone not agree with that?

      It may take a while, but I promise our country and the rest of the world will go back to the gold standard. It is the only type of currency that works.

      Best,

      Big Al

      • On October 29, 2011 at 9:59 am,
        Ken says:

        I tell you Big Al, sometimes I think Ron Paul is the only one in Congress with any common sense.

        I don’t know if the rest of them are just stupid, corrupt or brainwashed to believe that what they do is right and just. Probably some combination of all three.

        So how is New Orleans, Big Al? You going to visit the French Quarter?

        • On October 29, 2011 at 10:53 am,
          Big Al says:

          Hi Ken,

          I actually stayed home. I got so sick a couple of weeks ago that it was much better for me to stay here. We were very well represented; however, by Carter and Cory. They helped with some great interviews, both audio and video.

          Point of interest, I sent an email to Jeff this morning with the following bit of INTERESTING information: One of my best friends is very liberal and this morning he said to me, “You know, I could vote for Ron Paul”!

          Wow,

          Big Al

          • On October 29, 2011 at 11:13 am,
            Ken says:

            That’s good to hear that you were still able to cover the conference but forgive me because I don’t know who Carter and Cory are.

          • On October 29, 2011 at 11:19 am,
            Big Al says:

            HI Ken,

            Carter and Cory both graduated from St. Andrews and then Carter went on to film school and Cory studied and received his CA designation in Canada.

            They are working with us and we are trying to help them as much as we can because they are well-educated, well-qualified and decent people.

            Big Al

          • On October 29, 2011 at 11:36 am,
            Ken says:

            That’s great, Big Al. And from the interviews it sounds like they did a great job.

        • On October 30, 2011 at 8:42 pm,
          John W. Robertson says:

          Ken, Al,

          I’ve made a bit of a study of New Zealand’s deficit problems in the 1980′s, then Ireland’s and to some extent, Canada’s in the early 1990′s. All three of the nations did the same thing: the balanced the national budget (without robbing from excess social program contributions), lowered corporate income tax rates, and yet still maintained their strong social programs such as longer-term unemployment and universal medical care.

          I’m not going to match every policy of those countries to the US. However, absolutely no one in Washington has any clue about the urgency and imperative to balance the federal budget immediately, to avoid the problems of the latter, or of the PIIGS today. No one, that is, except Ron Paul. I still have a green card so I cannot vote. (too bad.) The only reason the charade has gone this far is the the dominance of the US dollar. That carpet will be pulled-out before long. Unfortunately, the masses won’t understand what is happening. They’ll simply blame whoever is president at the time, or some of the self-fancied intellectuals will go further and blame the current House and Senate, as if all problems started after the most recent Inauguration Day. They will then simply vote the opposite party in the next election, believing things will get better. The cycle then repeats.

          I’d like to thank Jeff Deist for all the visits he makes to KER and for Mr. Paul for all the work he does in the background, reported and otherwise. There’s still just enough time to avert much of the disaster that’s awaiting us in the next 1 to 4 years, but it has to happen by November 2012 or we’re sunk. Showing the world that we can balance a federal budget, spurn foreign investment back into the US, and actually develop a formal energy policy (and a revamped foreign policy with it) would almost certainly convince most world nations the US is back in business.

          • On October 30, 2011 at 9:50 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Evening JW,

            I am not so sure that the U.S., in the near future, will convince most of the world’s nations that we are back in business.

            What you said above makes a lot of sense.

            I too appreciate Jeff’s willingness to come on the show as frequently as he does. He is a decent, principled and intelligent human being.

            Big Al

  3. On October 29, 2011 at 6:46 am,
    cfs2000(david) says:

    Big Al, Good show again.
    Guiseppe, As a non-christian, non-muslim; let just say thou spakest carp.
    2 nd and 3rd letters mis-ordered to maintain decorum.

    • On October 29, 2011 at 8:37 am,
      Big Al says:

      HI cfs,

      See my upcoming comment to Joe.

      Best,

      Big Al

    • On October 29, 2011 at 11:31 am,
      Giuseppe Valente says:

      Like all critic t you have adjectives and no substance.
      Nothing to back up your aligations. You are standing in the wind with your only your private part hanging out. You have nothing and will alswyas have nothing. Like the government with all their hot air. You are no different
      I have $20,000 on the table for thefirst person to prove me wrong. Come on give it your best shot. Prove and show the world how smart you are and how stupid I am
      Come up with facts not adjectives
      Come on david go forit. I dare you

      • On October 29, 2011 at 11:57 am,
        Big Al says:

        HI Joe,

        Please send me some specific issues that you believe prove the Catholic Church is run by the devil.

        I will do some significant research on this issue.

        Thanks,

        Big Al

    • On October 30, 2011 at 3:16 am,
      Giuseppe Valente says:

      Hey David
      I see you still did not come up with any facts. It is easy to throw adjectives around but when ask to come up with facts and proof It is like trying come up with Gold. You like to come up with money out of thin air But coming up with Gold is not the same thing.
      Come on David show the world your Gold Nugget

    • On October 30, 2011 at 3:25 am,
      Giuseppe Valente says:

      By the way Daid
      Do not compare the teaching and life Of Christ to the teachings and life of that Assassin and pedophile Mohammed who (as sure as the sun will rise) is Burnig In Hell
      nd just because you pretend not to be religious you do have a religious belief like everybody else. Yur religious belief is EVOLUTION. Right?
      It takes a hell of a lot more faith to believe you are a descendant from a monkey than to believe that God Created the heavens and the earth.
      I will be waiting for your facts(GOLD NUGGET)

      • On October 30, 2011 at 5:47 am,
        irishtony says:

        HELLO GIUSEPPE I have just read every thing you wrote, & i just cant believe how ARROGANT you are, you sound like a DICTATOR. What sort of a point were you trying to make when you left the “v” out of DAVIDS name……….CHILDISH.

        • On October 30, 2011 at 9:20 am,
          Big Al says:

          Good Morning Mr. Irish,

          Thanks for your comment.

          As I said earlier, let’s not make this personal. Joe is obviously, at this point, very set in his ways. Okay with me. I think that he is so emotional about his beliefs that he finds it difficult to not get angry at those who do not share them. He is not unique in that there is a certain segment that simply is so fervent that they find it difficult when others are not in their boat.

          Doesn’t mean, in my opinion, that he is a bad person.

          I would say let’s stick to economics and politics, but heck this is fun don’t you think!

          Big Al

        • On October 30, 2011 at 3:14 pm,
          Giuseppe Valente says:

          HEY IRISHTONY,
          YOU BELIEVE ALL THIS IS FOLLY RIGHT.
          ME HOWEVER I KNOW IT IS NOT I KNOW THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS ISSUE
          I BELIEVE THAT HALL IS REAL AND IF YOU GET THERE YOU WILL THEN SAY
          JOE WHY DID YOU NOT CONTINUE BEING MORE ARROGANT AND STOP ME FROM COMING HERE
          FURTHERMORE YOU ARE DECEIVING OTHERS AS WELL AND SENDING THEM AS WELL TO WHERE YOU DO NOT WISH TO GO
          I DO NOT APPRECIATE YOU DECEIVING OTHERS AND BRINGING THEM AONG WITH YOU TO YOUR DESTINY
          IF YOU WISH TO ENTER INTO HELL FOR ALL ETERNITY GO BY YOURSELF.
          THEN AGAIN MISERY LOVES COMPANY
          I BELIEVE YOU WOULD AGREE WITH MY LAST POINT
          JUST DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, STEP BACK AND LOOK AT THE FACTS NOT WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN FED

        • On October 30, 2011 at 11:00 pm,
          Bentnail says:

          IRISH TONY:

          You nailed it on the head when you said “CHILDISH”. Giuseppe certainly has issues. One can only assume that he was the nerd in the back of the class who was caught picking his nose and now he is on a mission to “prove” that he is a “man”. Real men ACT like men, not children.

          • On October 31, 2011 at 4:29 am,
            Giuseppe Valente says:

            that is your best proof. adjectives like everyone else no substains.
            Keep on critisizing and joking. That is what they were doing before the flood and Sodom and Gomorah
            Good Luck Guys you will need all the luck in the world
            And the excuse that I never knew will not hold water
            It is appointed unto man once to die after this the Judgement. Hebrews 9:27
            Happy trails

  4. On October 29, 2011 at 7:30 am,
    cfs2000(david) says:

    Ken,
    I agree with you that the US is doomed; without a revolution that takes away from congress critters the ability to feather their own nest by perpetual re-elections.
    We need term limits and a limit on goverment spending.

    Limits on revolving door lobbying from congress-critters that fail re-election would also help.
    It is a tragedy that the electorate has been so dumbed down by the educational system.

    • On October 29, 2011 at 8:39 am,
      Big Al says:

      Hi again cfs,

      The public education system is only part of the problem.

      Too many Americans are either so stupid or so caught up in the tribulations of their own lives that they just don’t take time to realize the changes, as you elaborate on above, that should take place. And, that is sad.

      Big Al

      • On October 29, 2011 at 10:05 am,
        Ken says:

        Some people are aware but feel that there is nothing they can do to change the situation so they tune out politics and just go about their lives.

        • On October 29, 2011 at 10:55 am,
          Big Al says:

          And that, Mr. Ken,

          Is a HUGE mistake. Where would America be today if that attitude were prevalent so, during the first world war or even the second world war?

          The result of either could have been absolutely horrific if people were apathetic in those days.

          Pretty scary, huh?

          Big Al

        • On October 29, 2011 at 11:14 am,
          irishtony says:

          HI KEN. I agree with you, & its the same here in the U.K. i would say its the same all over Europe & beyond. People who have been voting for years & not seeing any improvements, just give up, they realise it does not matter who they vote for, they will just end up with more of the same. Bottom line majority of politicsions dont give a toss about the people who elect them. Very very sad.

          • On October 29, 2011 at 11:20 am,
            Big Al says:

            That, Mr. Irish, is something that in most (but not all) cases I would agree with.

            Big Al

        • On October 30, 2011 at 8:49 pm,
          John W. Robertson says:

          Ken et al,

          I agree with your statement as being a fact. But it’s unfortunate….as the axiom goes, ‘true evil is for good men to turn and do nothing’, or something of that ilk.

  5. On October 29, 2011 at 8:32 am,
    Jerry says:

    AL….this is “OUT OF THE BOX Jerry”…tell Jeff…I still have Ron Paul’s 08 campaign sign sitting in my lawn…, and is a great opportunity to share the message with any OBAMA fans…or Mitt fan…
    by the way….thanks for the plug…you know you will have to come up with a comment concerning irish…or he will stop sending us the free info.on the EU..

    • On October 29, 2011 at 8:43 am,
      Big Al says:

      HI Jerry,

      Okay, you are not even close to being out of the box!

      I have complimented (sincerely) and thanked Mr. Irish numerous times for his valuable contributions.

      Hi should be aware of his great value to this forum.

      Trust me, he is not stupid except in this thoughts about whatka. (Big Al say tongue in cheek.)

      Thanks,

      Big Al

    • On October 29, 2011 at 11:21 am,
      irishtony says:

      No way jerry……I will keep posting articles from RTE, & the BBC, until somebody say’s STOP, & even then {because i am naughty} i might continue. hehe

      • On October 29, 2011 at 11:58 am,
        Big Al says:

        NO Mr. Irish,

        You are a good guy!

        What do you think about my comment comparing Bushmills to red wine?

        Big Al

        • On October 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm,
          irishtony says:

          HELLO AL. It has to be red wine, i cant stand the taste of whiskey. When i was young my uncle used to call me a plastic irish man , because i would never get drunk, or drink whiskey, and yes i too like vodka.

          • On October 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Okay, you have redeemed yourself with me.

            Regarding “not getting drunk” you are one smart Irishman!.

            Best,

            Big Al

          • On October 30, 2011 at 8:54 pm,
            John W. Robertson says:

            No one asked, but put me down in the red wine camp too. Cab’s and Merlot’s. And sherry. Port, too. Martinis. Daquiris…

  6. On October 29, 2011 at 10:03 am,
    Larrry says:

    Al, I only have one experience shorting a market, and that was shorting the Yen about 11/2 years ago. The Japanese debt was over 200% of GDP and I felt this could not be sustained and the Yen would fail. Well you know how that has turned out and the bet cost me considerably. Their always seem to be behind the scenes circumstances that rear their ugly heads and cause the market to go in the opposet direction. I guess that is why it is called gambling.

    • On October 29, 2011 at 10:57 am,
      Big Al says:

      HI Larry,

      Yep, that is exactly why I am a fundamentalist. I think gambling is non-productive and a complete waste of time.

      Please resend you email with your previous question.

      Best,

      Big Al

    • On October 29, 2011 at 12:58 pm,
      Matthew says:

      If you had sold yen to buy gold, your position would have quadrupled. As you said, we are gambling when we try to guess what the policies of the Fed and the BoJ will be. Over the mid to long term, the best way to short any fiat currency is to buy gold.

      • On October 30, 2011 at 8:56 pm,
        John W. Robertson says:

        Good ‘lateral thinking’ comment. That’s exactly it.

  7. On October 29, 2011 at 12:32 pm,
    Big Al says:

    From a listener:

    Al, do you think Lary Edelson’s analysis for the years end is correct?

    Larry and Miki

    • On October 31, 2011 at 5:47 am,
      Bobby says:

      Larry and Miki,
      Larry Edelson has a good heart and was very early with his calls. His problem however is that he is so tied to his “cycles” that he cannot really see the big picture. Will he be correct? that’s anyones guess….except the manipulators.
      His long term outlook on gold is up. He hates silver???? Is in the hyperinflation camp thinking that the money will eventually flow into the market. Many in that camp have seen the switch to Financlal Repression. Perhaps he will see the light.

      Bobby

      • On October 31, 2011 at 6:44 am,
        jerry says:

        if Larry E. hates silver…he will miss the boat…and most likely has not done enough research…and most likely does not have enough debth in his thinking…
        jerry

        • On October 31, 2011 at 9:08 am,
          Big Al says:

          Hi Jerry,

          Again, I am a silver-bug and I will be purchasing some more today. I will also take position of what I purchase.

          Best,

          Big Al

      • On October 31, 2011 at 9:07 am,
        Big Al says:

        Morning Bobby,

        Thanks for your comments.

        I don’t follow Larry’s work.

        I have called the publicist for the Weiss Group to see if she can arrange an interview. As you probably know, I work with others in that organization so this should not be a problem.

        Best,

        Big Al

  8. On October 29, 2011 at 12:39 pm,
    Big Al says:

    HI Larry,

    Regarding his comment/prediction for gold: “But, and importantly, gold is WAY above the upper range of the momentum figure at $1,243.60 — which also suggests that a correction is way overdue. That’s one of the reasons I’ve been short-term bearish lately and will likely remain bearish (as long as gold remains below $1,705 on a weekly closing basis).”

    Gold closed the week yesterday at $1744.40 (ask side). Larry wrote this on 10/24 so I don’t completely understand where he was coming from.

    Regarding silver he wrote: “Like gold, silver is in a long-term bull market with strong upward momentum. But short term, it’s far more overextended than gold is, and it is still vulnerable to a correction all the way down to test major support levels.

    Yes, major support lies at the $19.78 level. But I do not expect silver to fall that low. Technical (chart) support lies at the previously published $25 and $23 levels, which I do expect to be tested heading into year-end.”

    For fundamental reasons, I don’t expect silver to drop to the $23 – $25 levels before year end.

    Larry is very good, as are his colleagues at Weiss Research, I just don’t agree with his views on gold and silver. I say this again, because of fundamental and not technical reasons.

    Regarding his other calls, I can’t comment because I only concentrate on gold and silver and the associated equities.

    Best,

    Big Al

    • On October 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm,
      Matthew says:

      Edelson has been wrong for all of 2011. It’s not just fundamentalists who disagree with him, many (probably most) technicians do too.

      • On October 29, 2011 at 7:18 pm,
        Big Al says:

        HI Matthew,

        Thanks for your input.

        I simple found it hard to agree with his feelings regarding gold and silver.

        We’ll see,

        Big Al

    • On October 30, 2011 at 9:00 pm,
      John W. Robertson says:

      TraderRog nailed it when he said several big hedge funds are back into gold. Based on that (fundamental) bit of news, or for that matter on technical analysis, there is no case I can envision for $23 silver or sub $1600 gold. With respects to Larry, who may read some of these comments, it sounds as if you may have taken a view on PM’s valuations and are trying to make the technicals fit in with it. (I know because I have done that in a past life, and it doesn’t work too well!)

  9. On October 29, 2011 at 1:39 pm,
    The Big "E" says:

    Dear Al,
    In your talk with James Turk, you raised concerns about the counterparty risks of “paper gold” with specific mention of ETFs. Do you think the SAME LEVEL of concern is approprite for CLOSED-END FUNDS like SPROTT PHYSICAL GOLD TRUST or CENTRAL FUND OF CANADA. I have read that their physical bullion is fully allocated and segregated in a secure LBMA-approved third party storage location. Wouldn’t that go a long way in addressing your concerns?

    • On October 29, 2011 at 7:19 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Evening The Big E,

      I have to say that I do trust Eric and his organization.

      Big Al

  10. On October 29, 2011 at 6:37 pm,
    Clay says:

    Gold and Silver a topic that goes on and on, but why is that? How much is enough? How much is too much? Where to put it and how to invest? But most important is the why.

    The central reason gold and silver are gaining attention is because of the explosive increase of fiat money in the Worlds economy. But converting a monetary asset into a currency can come at a price, even if exchanging one fiat paper note for another. Gold and Silver are also subject to this “cost of exchange” and governments can impose abrupt changes which greatly impact this. Having gold and silver in physical possession can both greatly reduce or increase risks depending on so many factors. Having gold in foreign vaults, a “safe” ETF or some kind of guarantee acceptable to the owner can reduce certain risks but also increases other risks.

    But the most important aspect for any person who owns gold and silver, is what sort of things governments will do which impacts their ownership. If a person has possession in their own country, then their main worry is their own government. If a person has gold and silver in other places then they may have more than one government to worry about.

    As an American it is evident to me at least that the US Government and its banks are embarking on plan of increasing capital control which prevents its citizens from both leaving the country and moving money outside the US. And at same time the US government will impose severe financial repression while creating stealth inflation. The capital controls will prevent money and people from leaving in an effort to control capital loss, while financial repression will control costs with an effort to reduce expenditures through stealth inflation. My own personal opinion is, the US as we have it today will not survive this. It will either end up like Nazi Germany, North Korea, USSR or break apart through revolution. For me it is give me liberty or give me death, but I will not surrender liberty without a fight to the death.

    • On October 29, 2011 at 7:22 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Evening Clay,

      Revolution? I certainly hope not! I still have faith in the intelligent citizens of my and your country.

      Be very interesting to see where we are at in December 2012.

      Best,

      Big Al

      • On October 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm,
        Clay says:

        Al: I agree, we don’t have to have a violent revolution, just one at the voting box. Our greatest President Thomas Jefferson said that great nation needs a revolution every once and a while. Preferentially something at the ballot instead of war in order to keep government honest. I don’t think our government is honest today, so a revolution is overdue.

        • On October 30, 2011 at 9:27 am,
          Big Al says:

          Morning Clay,

          Of course I am with you.

          I am; however, not as convinced today as I was a few months ago that we won’t have some significant social disturbances similar and perhaps even worse than we had back in the sixties. Consider the recent upheaval in Greece.

          People are very frustrated and angry at those who got our country in this mess. And, you know what, they should be! I am amazed that offenders of the free market did not have to pay the price for their actions. I really don’t get that and sure would like someone to explain that to me.

          Anyway, 2012 depends on who the Republicans come up with. If it is more of the same, I say look out.

          Best,

          Big Al

          • On October 30, 2011 at 10:42 am,
            Clay says:

            Al: I recommend that you listen to the interview of Chris Whalen, an expert bank analyst who has been mostly dollar bullish and was not a gold bug originally.

            Chris has normally been more main line, but more recently in last year or so his views are increasingly asking that same question, Why are not people in jail. People like Barny Frank, Chris Dodd and many bankers. Bernanke, Fed and US government are causing all this.

            Point is, when Chris starts saying things that are on his mind, then we know things in the banking and government are really bad and getting worse. Your decision to buy silver is absolutely correct, and if I may ask, where can a person buy Junk Canadian silver coins, pre 1967?

            http://www.kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/Broadcast/Entries/2011/10/29_Chris_Whalen.html

          • On October 30, 2011 at 12:55 pm,
            Matthew says:

            That was a good interview. I liked that Whalen pointed out that Obama is owned by the bankers.
            If you don’t mind my asking, is there any particular reason you want Canadian junk silver? I know some of it is prettier, but it seems to me that it would be impossible to buy (at least in quantity) for a similar price since there is so much less of it. On the other hand, at 20% copper, that’s a more diversified spec!

          • On October 30, 2011 at 6:19 pm,
            Ken says:

            “Al: I recommend that you listen to the interview of Chris Whalen…”

            And don’t miss that Jimmy Dean…er sorry…I mean Jimmy Dines interview. Great stuff.

          • On October 30, 2011 at 10:19 pm,
            John W. Robertson says:

            Whalen’s is a smart guy and it is a good interview (I like the part about Obama announcing ‘the jubilee’ of printing money for the IMF!). Whalen notes, as he has in the past, that there’s no where else for large investors to go but the US dollar or maybe commodities. That’s where I’ve always disagreed with him. $62 trillion USD of unfunded liabilities will change that.

  11. On October 29, 2011 at 7:28 pm,
    Big Al says:

    Here is a question from a listener:

    Mr. Korelin:

    Thank you for your exceptional programs.
    Your interviews with experts like Trader
    Rog, James Turk and others provides
    the average investor with a sanity check
    amidst this rollercoaster economic
    environment.

    I heard you say after you spoke with
    Trader Rog that “I’m buying more gold.”
    (October 28 interviews)

    Perhaps it is not your intention to give
    investment advice. But if Peter Grandich
    and James Turk and Trader Rog all think
    its going higher, then what would be the
    best vehicle to buy ( assuming that
    taking possession of the real thing is
    not an option)?

    What do you buy? Can you share your
    approach?

    Thanks so much for any advice on this.
    Again, many thanks for educating the
    little guy.

    Sincerely,
    Diana B.

    • On October 29, 2011 at 7:30 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Evening Diana B,

      I can only tell you what I am doing and have done. This is definitely not investment advice and I certainly am not getting paid to say this.

      I have purchased physical silver and I have taken position of it.

      I have invested in the Encompass Fund.

      Roughly 60% of our capital is invested in gold and silver mining stocks.

      The remaining 40% or so is invested in real estate and the conventional stock market.

      Do I sleep at night? Yep, most of the time.

      Best,

      Big Al

  12. On October 29, 2011 at 7:32 pm,
    Big Al says:

    Okay Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I am off to watch the Univ of Washington Huskies take on Arizona.

    Let’s hope that the Dawgs (Univ of Wash) come out on top.

    Remember, your input is great. Please keep it coming.

    Big Al

    • On October 30, 2011 at 9:32 am,
      Big Al says:

      Was up until midnight watching the game.

      Huskies won and are now bowl eligible! What a great comeback after the absolute downfall of this team a few years back!

      Not as important as what we discuss in this great forum certainly, but what a great diversion!

      Best to all,

      Big Al

  13. On October 30, 2011 at 5:08 am,
    irishtony says:

    pa.press.net, Updated: 30/10/2011 11:49
    Assad: Intervention will start war

    Syrian president Bashar Assad has warned against Western intervention in his country
    Syrian president Bashar Assad has warned Western intervention against his regime would cause an “earthquake” that would “burn the whole region”.

    President Assad told the Sunday Telegraph the action could lead to “another Afghanistan”.

    His comments came after hundreds of people marched to the Syrian embassy in London to show solidarity with those suffering from his crackdown in the Middle Eastern country.

    At least three people were killed when a district in the city of Homs was shelled yesterday, a day after security forces reportedly killed about 40 people in a bid to suppress the uprising.

    In his interview, President Assad conceded that western powers would “ratchet up the pressure” but said his country was different “in every respect” from Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen, where other uprisings had taken place.

    He said: “Syria is the hub now in this region. It is the fault line and if you play with the ground you will cause an earthquake…

    “Do you want to see another Afghanistan, or tens of Afghanistans?”

    “Any problem in Syria will burn the whole region. If the plan is to divide Syria, that is to divide the whole region.”

    He said “many mistakes” had been made by his forces at the start of the uprising, but said only “terrorists” were being targeted now.

    President Assad insisted his response to the Arab Spring was not one of “stubborn government”, adding: “Six days after (the protests began) I commenced reform.”

  14. On October 30, 2011 at 5:17 am,
    irishtony says:

    The above was downloaded from MSM. Lets hope the U.K. & U.S. stay out of this one, SYRIA has oil , but only a small fraction compared to what IRAQ & TUNISIA has, so perhaps they will think its not worth going after it.

    • On October 30, 2011 at 9:34 am,
      Big Al says:

      Mr. Irish,

      Not a real good sign when a rich Saudi offers a very large amount of money for captured Israeli soldiers!

      This could be the start of something big. Notice I did not say great!

      The beat goes on,

      Big Al

    • On October 30, 2011 at 9:27 pm,
      Big Al says:

      HI Mr. Irish,

      Trader Rog was over for dinner tonight. We discussed the situation in Syria. We both agree there is more trouble over there.

      We think that Assad is in big trouble.

      Big Al

  15. On October 30, 2011 at 8:55 am,
    Har says:

    RE: Clinton caused the housing problem. Blame it on Phil Gramm. He attached the change to a veto proof Omibus spending bill at the last second before the vote. J H Christ – the blame it on Clinton crap is getting old. Blame it on Bush who wanted home ownership and spent $180M to tour the U.S. on his “Home for Your Own” tour and did not regulate mortgage CDOs that were sliced up and sold as triple A all over the world and promoted subprime slime products.

    P.S. Housing is a depreciating asset that requires constant upkeep and money inflows to be able to hold on too. Sugar coat that anyway you want, but you are underwater and sinking to the bottom.

    • On October 30, 2011 at 9:06 am,
      Har says:

      Anyone else remember this 8 month waste of tax payer dollars 55 city U.S. tour in 2004? Right before the elections? Talk about your campaign on the backs of the tax payer’s backs passed off as helping the U.S. economy. 55 city election push.

      http://www.housingourcommunities.org/storage/President%20Bush%202004%20A%20Home%20of%20Your%20Own.JPG?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1273715722520

      • On October 31, 2011 at 9:11 am,
        Big Al says:

        Morning Har,

        Thanks for the picture. Yep, I do remember.

        So we can thank the actions of two administrations for this real estate mess!

        Good intentions with really bad results!

        Big Al

    • On October 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm,
      Matthew says:

      You are right to blame Bush, but wrong if you don’t also blame Clinton. Birds of a feather… As long as Americans believe that one “team” is better than the other, and that one is more trustworthy than the other, nothing will change.
      Gramm is no more than an AGENT of the MEN behind the curtain. In the 2008 election, Goldman Sachs contributed to both Obama and McCain. So did JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and UBS. What do each of these contributors have in common? Each gave substantially more to Obama. Goldman gave 4 times as much. So, is it the vote of the naive little guy that counts, or the unanimous selection by the largest donors? More money equals more exposure, and therefore name recognition. The candidate with the most media time always wins; so sophisticated are the voters.
      The best the little guy can do is to show some self-respect by doing what is in his or her best interest. Nothing could be more democratic than each individual voting with his or her own money. Everyone could start by NOT patronizing businesses that support the wrong policies or candidate. However, since this would require thought, discipline, and effort, we can forget it.

      • On October 30, 2011 at 4:05 pm,
        Big Al says:

        HI Matthew,

        You make a good point. Let’s do start voting with our pocketbooks. Hey man, some of us (obviously you included along with the other contributors to this great forum) do think, have some discipline and also have some effort.

        Thanks for you continued contributions,

        Big Al

      • On October 30, 2011 at 5:41 pm,
        Clay says:

        Matt: If you liked the interview of Chris Whalen, you are really going to like this Interview of Adam Fergusson author of the book “When Money Dies”.

        http://www.goldmoney.com/video/fergusson-turk-interview.html

        I recommend everyone to listen to the above interview. Priceless.

      • On October 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm,
        Clay says:

        At the end of interview with Mr. Fergusson, he paraphrases something profound and said by a politician from Lichtenstein, “We all know what must be done, but the problem is in knowing how to get elected after we do it”.

  16. On October 30, 2011 at 8:57 am,
    Har says:

    Any support for getting off the religious crap for one day?

    • On October 30, 2011 at 9:39 am,
      Big Al says:

      HI Har,

      Yep, let’s get off religious topics unless they absolutely pertain to investing, politics and world economic conditions.

      Regarding real estate being a sinking investment, I kind of agree. I just get a warm and fuzzy feeling knowing that I own a couple of pieces of real estate one of which is providing me with a modicum of cash flow.

      I don’t know man, maybe I am stupid. Gotta think about that.

      Regarding blaming it all on Clinton, you are right. I just feel that the CRA was the beginning.

      Best and many thanks for you input.

      Big All

      • On October 30, 2011 at 9:47 am,
        Har says:

        Gramm is the big reason for this mess.

        He is the man behind the curtain. When you attach stuff to bills that are veto proof, they are going to get signed. That is the way our system works.

        Thanks for having a open mind. Scrolling through the religous gibberish to get to the topic has put me in a bad mood. Sorry. And thanks for your respectful reply. I will try to do in kind in the future.

  17. On October 30, 2011 at 9:28 am,
    butlerinvestors says:

    any thoughts on Seabridge Gold, IVN, HL
    Anigco Eagle mine closing in Quebec

    get daily work pls keep it up

    • On October 30, 2011 at 9:41 am,
      Big Al says:

      Morning butlerinvvestors,

      You referring to my friend Alan Butler?

      I will discuss Seabridge, IVN and HL tomorrow after I have done a bit of research.

      Many thanks for the input,

      Big Al

    • On October 30, 2011 at 9:29 pm,
      Big Al says:

      HI butlerinvestors,

      I talked with Marshall Berol while I was taking our pooch for a walk and he agreed to discuss both companies tomorrow.

      Best,

      Big Al

  18. On October 30, 2011 at 9:36 am,
    Myron Martin says:

    What an interesting forum, I almost hesitate to even comment considering the STRONG opinions of several that border on what I would call “religious fanatics” who are rather obviously making popular assumptions taken for granted with very little in depth biblical research. Example: The popular assumption is that we as humans have an “immortal soul” that goes to heaven or hell when we die, yet there are a wealth of scriptures that prove these are pagan derived concepts that are not biblically derived.

    1) The Hebrew word “nephesh” from which soul is translated simply means “living creature” so yes animals are also souls, besides the scriptures say TWICE. “the soul that sins, it shall DIE’ Eze: 18:4 & 20 (not live on for eternity in a fiery hell, tortured but never being consumed) as the pagan myth has it, and was adopted by the Catholic church, and protestants now also embrace this pagan deception.

    The scriptures further state in Acts 2:34 that NO MAN has ascended into heaven, and further if you check a concordance for immortal you will find only FIVE references, and in each case it refers to the Creator and as a GIFT He has authorized His Son to impart ONLY to those who meet his qualifications, it is not something all humans inherently possess.

    Backing up Acts 2:34 we have 1 Cor. 15:50 –”flesh and blood (cannot become partakers of eternal salvation and) share in the Kingdom of God) —-” and as V-42 of the same “resurrection” Chap says; (The body) that is sown is perishable and decays, but (the body) that is RESURRECTED is imperishable – immune to decay (immortal)” in other words immortality occurs at the resurrection, which is the only HOPE of a Christian.

    Think about it seriously, what would be the point of a “Day of judgement” and/or a resurrection if “JUDGEMENT” already occurs on a daily basis as people die and are assigned to either heaven or hell? Besides, what would be the point of a
    resurrection to life for “the dead in Christ” (see 1 Cor. 15:52) if they had already been enjoying the pleasures of heaven for decades, or maybe hundreds or thousands of years?

    What will happen at the “judgement day” will people be pulled out of hell and told, sorry we made a mistake you should have been assigned to heaven, or even worse, people in heaven day told a mistake was made and now they are being confined to hell? This is such pagan derived nonsense yet is believed by millions when the bible nowhere supports this without serious misinterpretation or misunderstanding.

    Some will cite the Messiah’s words of “where i am there you will be also” without checking to see WHERE HE Himself says He will be as found in many scriptures, try Rev. 5:10 for starters! What is wrong with this earth other than the misrule of man? We ARE getting a new government, restoration of what was terminated by the Israelites when they asked Samuel for a human King like the pagan nations around them. 1 Sam Chap 8 makes for interesting reading concerning the prophecies of what would happen to them if they chose a human King. Note that the Creator told Samuel that the people had not “rejected him, but they have rejected ME that I should not be King over them”
    and that is still true today, people do not want to be restricted by the Creators laws.

    Man has tried every “ism” he could dream up, and NON have produced a just society, including all the religions men have invented and swear by and have caused and fought wars over, but the Messiah will return and take over the reigns of government (Rev.11:17) from those who have abused their positions of power, and that is the time when the dead will be judged (V18) not the day they died. Besides in Rev.22:12 He says; “Behold, I am coming soon, and i shall bring my wages and rewards with ME, to repay and render to each one just what his own actions and his own work merit.

    Probably the most instructive verses on these events concerning the resurrection of the dead are found in John 5: 21-29 partial quote; “all those who are in the tombs (graves) shall hear His voice, and they shall come out, those who have practiced doing good (will come out) to the resurrection of (NEW) life; and those who have done evil will be RAISED for JUDGEMENT! All quotes from the Amplified Bible.

    That should be enough evidence for any truth seeker, non partisan reader to at least do some serious biblical research to determine whether religious zealots have not deceived them about what scripture really says.

    • On October 30, 2011 at 9:47 am,
      Big Al says:

      Good Morning Mr. Martin,

      What a great way for me to end this portion of my day as I am now off to my church.

      I really like what you have to say. Very non-defensive; very well thought out and just very nice. Isn’t that what people who follow God should do as opposed to the “I am right and you are going to hell mentality” of others?

      Thanks for the sunshine to Big Al who is surrounded today by gray sky and a bit of rain.

      God bless,

      Big Al

      • On October 30, 2011 at 4:26 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Okay everyone,

        Last and final comment from Big Al regarding the particular religious topic discussed above.

        I actually took notes during Mass earlier today. And here, Joe, is what I came up with regarding your comments about the devil’s involvement in the Catholic Church.

        Okay, the first reading was from the Book of Malachi. I have read it twice since I got home and, I am sorry, I don’t see any correlation with the devil there.

        The other readings and the homily went off from there and the whole point made was “In you Lord, I have found my peace”. Who do you think, Joe, the Bible and the Church is referring to when it uses the term “Lord”.

        The closing comments of the Mass can be summarized as follows: people need to have “humility, be of service and put their complete faith and trust in God.” (Now, least I be misunderstood here, that also means to accept Jesus as your Savior.)

        Now, I want to stress to everyone that I am not saying that the Catholic Church is the end all and be all. I am simply saying that my relationship with the Lord has been strengthened over the past 35 or so years. I would bet my last bottom dollar that many of your relationships have been strengthened over the years by the churches which you attend.)

        Are people who attend other churches or synagogues or other places of true worship wrong?

        How could I possibly comment on that? I cannot because I do not have the wisdom of our God.

        Can we just lighten up and quit trying to be the prettiest baby in the nursery?

        I would hope so because this forum consists of some very bright thinkers. Let’s not also try to be very bright salesmen/saleswomen.

        In the end, God will let each and everyone of us know who is right.

        Best to all of you very decent and bright folks.

        Big Al

        • On October 30, 2011 at 4:48 pm,
          Lynn - (male) says:

          A big AMEN to that Brother Al.

          None of us have the wisdom of the Lord.

          Dios te bendiga and everyone else in here,

          Lynn

          • On October 30, 2011 at 4:59 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Thanks Lynn,

            Best to you.

            God bless,

            Big Al

        • On October 30, 2011 at 5:06 pm,
          Giuseppe Valente says:

          Hi al,
          what do you mean -In the end. You have the truth right in front of you now. It is called His Word. The Bible(KJ1611 only)
          The Bible is a message from the Creator to his creation. At the end will be to late to find the truth. Either you got it right and are saved or wrong and are not saved.
          You said you do not flip a coin. What do you call the statement you just made.
          I have quoted so many verses and yet you take it lightly. You do not seem to grasp at the seriousness of this issue. You take your investments more serious than your own soul.
          Just because the church you go to has abible in their hands and quotes a verse or two does not make them Christian. Nor does it prove their teachings are correct.
          Did you know that there is only .005% of poison in rat posion. My point being one llie you swallow can send you on the wrong path and to hell.
          Do I have to quote countless verses again to open your eyes and so you can take this issue seriously.
          See if these verse applies to your church and counless others
          Math 7:14 Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheeps clothing but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
          Math 7:21-23 Not every one that saith unto me Lord Lord shall enter into the kingdom of heaven but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many shall say unto me in that day Lord Lord have we not phophesied in thy name? and in thy name cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will i profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
          Math 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharises, hypocrites. for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye themthat are entering to go in.Math 23:27 Woe unto you scibes and Pharisees, hypocrites. for ye are like unto whitted sepulchares which indeed appear beatiful outward, but are within full of dead mans bones and full of uncleanness
          These verses show that you cannot trust religious leaders. Just like Gouvernment leaders. Only thing is the lies of one are forever and there is no turning back.
          Do not put your faith in any orginized religion or man. They are men of flesh like you and me.
          Again there is no room for mistakes here. Once you die there is no turning back
          Hebrews 9:27 It is appointed unto man once to die after this the judgement
          Amen

          • On October 30, 2011 at 6:17 pm,
            Matthew says:

            With all this inflation these days, I’m more worried about false profits.

          • On October 30, 2011 at 9:31 pm,
            Big Al says:

            HI Joe,

            My final comment on this subject. I am very comfortable with my position. My relationship with my God tells me that I should be.

            God bless,

            Big Al

          • On October 31, 2011 at 9:14 am,
            Big Al says:

            Thanks for your opinions Joe,

            Fortunately we live in a society that guarantees the right of free speech.

            As I have always said, “look at both sides of the story and then make up your own mind”.

            Best,

            Big Al

        • On October 30, 2011 at 6:50 pm,
          Bobby says:

          Al. I am happy to see you are reading your Bible, this is important. I feel the passon of the other bloggers and concern for your salvation as many do not get it. (see my earlier post). You are correct that we will all be judged, however heaven is only available to those who “choose Him” and will only be judged for his crowns in heaven. ALL others will spend eternity in “the lake of fire” (HELL) not a pretty place.
          Bobby

          • On October 30, 2011 at 8:38 pm,
            jerry says:

            Bobby,,,I think we are under attack..Mike has posted under yours and my comments above….WE HAVE TURNED THE KORLAN FINACIAL REPORT…. INTO THE
            KORLAN FINATICAL RELIGIOUS REPORT…per Mike…this should be a good opportunity to as say…….”.iron sharping iron..”……..hoping to better prepare for the days ahead.. as is written…..”why are they going to love you,,when they hated me”

          • On October 30, 2011 at 9:32 pm,
            Big Al says:

            HI Bobby,

            Thanks for not chastising me for my beliefs.

            I am convinced that most of us are coming from the same place.

            Best,

            Big Al

  19. On October 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm,
    Peter Connor says:
    • On October 30, 2011 at 5:36 pm,
      jerry says:

      Peter…..GREAT POST….GREAT ENDING….

    • On October 30, 2011 at 6:02 pm,
      Ken says:

      Ah that brings back the memories.

      But I am sorry to admit that I can’t sing.

      Although in choir they did let me sing tenor…that is ten or eleven miles away from everyone else!

      • On October 30, 2011 at 8:13 pm,
        Matthew says:

        I sing like an amputee. Can’t hold a note, can’t carry a tune.

        • On October 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm,
          Big Al says:

          Yep Matthew,

          Me too!

          Big Al

      • On October 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm,
        Big Al says:

        HI Ken,

        I watched the video and then watched a couple of others to make sure that I had the words correct.

        Interesting exercise that I undertook.

        Best,

        Big Al

  20. On October 30, 2011 at 5:44 pm,
    Big Al says:

    HI Peter and Jerry,

    I just read the lyrics; listen to Leonard Cohen and then listened to Rufus Wainwright.

    Couple of comments and a question.

    First comment is the lady in the video which you posted truly wrote and performed a beautiful song of the story which we read during the Easter season.

    Regarding a Priest asking her to perform Leonard Cohen’s song at a Mass, either that Priest is nuts or perhaps I missed Cohen’s point. (As I think every parishioner attending that Mass would.)

    Hey folks, it’s all about free will isn’t it. Having said that let’s talk about the concept of appropriateness.

    Regardless Peter, thanks much for the post. It is really great!

    Best,

    Big Al

    • On November 2, 2011 at 3:15 pm,
      Peter Connor says:

      Thanks, yes she took the song and “converted” the lyrics to make them liturgically correct!
      The Priest probably didn’t know the lyrics beyond Hallelulah!

      I know when I listen to a song my words are: for example….. hey jude something something something blah blah blah blahhhhh etc etc so on and so forth. remember to blankety blank blank…… you get the idea!

  21. On October 30, 2011 at 6:03 pm,
    jerry says:

    AI, I just liked the music….no comment on the other….thought the music was a greaat ending for the weekend…OUT OF THE BOX..

    anyway,,,I was getting ready to ask Irish…if he read the post concerning
    PORTUGAL..asking Mexico …to mention to the G20,,, to have the USA
    chip in some money for the Portugese debt..

    • On October 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Hi Jerry,

      I agree with you, I like the music.

      You know, man, people try to put so much “hidden” meaning in some of these issues that you can go crazy.

      Let’s just take this one at face value.

      Best,

      Big Al

      P.S. regarding Portugal wanting the USA to chip in more bucks, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

      All the best,

      Big Al

  22. On October 30, 2011 at 6:31 pm,
    John W. Robertson says:

    I’m not sure if anyone else caught this…I just happened to tune-in to PBS’s WealthTrack on Friday, which had both Mohamed El-Erian and Bill Gross of Pimco. Rare to see them together. El-Erian mentioned that Pimco had recently been moving back into gold and some other commodities (thanks again on calling for that TraderRog), after lightening-up on PM’s in the early summer. He noted that gold will be volatile, but he seemed to feel it was worth holding again. You should have seen the look on the host’s face (Consuelo Mack). She looked like she was being hit by a car in slow motion. I think if Pimco is ‘gold-on’ again, then so are other managers. And Al, you called it too….buying more silver and/or gold on Monday is a good idea.

    Just interesting to see someone of El-Elrian’s visibility talk about buying gold.

    • On October 30, 2011 at 7:03 pm,
      jerry says:

      John,,,I did not think Pimco…did anything but bonds…,
      This should be the start of additional excitement…when these big boys start
      talking ,,little investor start thinking…they control a lot of money….
      great info…thanks…I stopped watching tv..8 months ago..I kinda miss some of the
      the good shows…I like C.Mack…stopped watching cnbc..when Haines died…
      I certainly do not miss the extra trash on tv..do not even follow sports anymore..
      too busy listening to AL…and Irish…and see if I had been watching tv tonite, I would have not read your post….and I think that is money in the bank….

      • On October 30, 2011 at 9:44 pm,
        John W. Robertson says:

        I’ve been learning a bit about Pimco, and they’re into several different asset classes, but of course bonds are the biggee. El-Erian and Gross each sit on smaller committees within the company and direct money somewhat differently from each other. But you’re right…when Pimco buys something, whether it’s gold or munis or windshield wipers, the world copies them.

        I have turned-off TV for nearly 10 years now (hard to believe it’s that long already), though in all honestly, I’ve had rabbits ears through a converter box for Super Bowl, US Open, and the occasional giving-in to Law & Order. The latter is quite a formula, but I don’t care. It’s too good to say no sometimes. Marishka Hartigay….anyways, coming back from that little fantasy, the squawk of CNBC is pure terror. I’d rather have a scorpion crawl into my ear.

        I agree though Jerry. Al, Roger and the usual suspects on the dailies and weekend show, plus the commenters here have made KER an important stop each day.

        • On October 31, 2011 at 6:26 am,
          jerry says:

          I agree,,John…thanks,,great to hear from you…have a great week..

          • On October 31, 2011 at 6:52 pm,
            John W. Robertson says:

            You too Jerry.

        • On October 31, 2011 at 9:17 am,
          Big Al says:

          U.S. Open JW?

          So are you a golfer or a tennis player?

          Big, crazy golfer, Al

          • On October 31, 2011 at 6:51 pm,
            John W. Robertson says:

            I think I’m more a turf de-thatcher than a golf player, but anytime Augusta or Pebble Beach are on count me in. (yeah, I watched tennis this year too).

    • On October 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm,
      Big Al says:

      HI JW,

      Decided to buy silver rounds tomorrow. Will let you know what I do. Probably not a huge purchase, maybe $5K.

      Best,

      Big Al

      • On October 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm,
        John W. Robertson says:

        Heh, that’s not a bad purchase at all. I haven’t offered too many prognostications, but silver is a possible ~8 bagger + or -, from the current price.

  23. On October 30, 2011 at 6:41 pm,
    Bobby says:

    Big Al,
    I wanted to comment on Kathy Fettke’s remarks in Segment 6. I am a retired real estate broker. Her comments on buying a $750,000.00 home with 4.5% down made me sick. A large persentage of the homes purchsed after the crash have been first time buyers buying their home with 3-5% down. Isn’t this what got us in trouble in the first place? A large majority of these buyers 2009-2010 are now underwater in their properties. what happens when they lose their job, or have to move, forced to sell or just don’t feel like making the payments on a mortgage more than the homes value? I think she is totally wrong and she is doing an injustice to the home buyers. Again these loans are government backed so she is again making the American tax payer liable.
    Bobby

    • On October 30, 2011 at 7:38 pm,
      jerry says:

      Bobby,,you are spot on with your comments….I most likely agree with you because
      I also.am a retired real estate broker 42 years
      Our profession has become a joke..and Kathy is a good example of limited knowledge,orginally the real estate profession was to protect the public…so how is advocating life time indebtedness benefical…yes, if you are looking at the big,fat commission check….750,000 x 6% commission =$45,000 commission on one deal…and this is exactly what most of the so called professionals look at…the money not the responsibility to protect and educate the client…
      Glad I was a coin collector, and picked up on silver and gold early
      OUT OF THE BOX..JERRY

      • On October 30, 2011 at 9:42 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Hey man,

        Here is more irrefutable proof that you are not even close to being out of the box as far as this forum is concerned.

        Best,

        Big Al

      • On October 31, 2011 at 5:40 am,
        Bobby says:

        Jerry,
        You are so right. Looks like we have followed the same path in many ways. Meanwhile, I watch as my saving are taxed away with Financial Repression.
        Bobby

    • On October 30, 2011 at 9:41 pm,
      Big Al says:

      HI Bobby,

      I agree with you 100%. I did not comment because I knew that you folks did not need my input on this, very obvious, misstatement.

      Who wins when “kids” put 3.5% to 4% down on a $750K house. Yep, the real estate agent. Talk about predictor capitalism. And, who the hell is writing those loans?

      Big Al

  24. On October 30, 2011 at 7:48 pm,
    jerry says:

    MIKE…SEE MY ABOVE POST…ON YOUR COMMENTS…TO KJV..

  25. On October 30, 2011 at 7:55 pm,
    BJ says:

    “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of prophecy of this book, I f any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. ”
    –Revelations Ch 22 Verses 18 & 19–King James Version

    “The grace of our Lord be with you all. Amen.” –Rev, Ch 22, V21

    So I don’t judge any man’s relationship with God; I ony hope you have a good one.

    • On October 30, 2011 at 9:43 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Evening BJ,

      Looks like you and I are cut from the same cloth.

      God bless,

      Big Al

  26. On October 31, 2011 at 5:35 am,
    Bobby says:

    Amen to all.
    What a great forum…where one can come to refute a guest and end up as a witness for our Lord.
    THANKS, BIG AL, God bless you.
    Bobby

    • On October 31, 2011 at 9:19 am,
      Big Al says:

      Thanks Bobby,

      With input from folks like you we do get results!

      Best,

      Big Al

  27. On November 2, 2011 at 3:16 am,
    jerry says:

    mike,,,could please post the text…or books…that you said were better translations than the king james version….remember…THAT IS GREEK AND HEBREW….NOT JUST HEBREW….as I said before…I do not want to spread false info……just like to claify….respectfully….Jerry

  28. On November 2, 2011 at 8:25 pm,
    Mike says:

    Jerry,
    Take a commonly use word in many translations of the Bible – “hell” – and ask yourself if “hell” is really an accurate translation from either Hebrew or Greek.

    In fact, the word hell does not come from the Hebrew or Greek languages. You can check it for yourself here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell#Etymology_and_Germanic_mythology

    In Hebrew, the original language word which is often translated as “hell” is Sheol. In Greek it is the word “Hades.”

    The Ecyclopedia Americana says: “Much confusion and misunderstanding has been caused through the early translators of the Bible persistently rendering the Hebrew Sheol and the Greek Hades and Gehenna by the word hell. The simple transliteration of these words by the translators of the revised editions of the Bible has not sufficed to appreciably clear up this confusion and misconception.”

    Many translators are inconsistent in their translation of the original-language words.

    The King James Version provides an example of this. It rendered ‘sheol’ as “hell,” “the grave,” and “the pit”; hades is translated as both “hell” and “grave”; gehenna is also translated “hell.” What inconsistency in translation does is obscures the exact meanings of the original-language words.

    So, is hell a “grave” or “pit” or what? Most people, both Christian and non-Christian, have been taught that “hell” is a place of eternal torment for the unrepentantly wicked. You can see how inconsistency in translating can cause a lot of confusion on such an issue.

    So, some more accurate translations are consistent when they translate the original Hebrew and Greek words. They consistently use Sheol in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and Hades in the Greek Scriptures (New Testament) where those words appear in the original ancient manuscripts of the Bible, of which there are thousands extant today.

    This is just one example.

  29. On November 3, 2011 at 4:59 am,
    Jerry ( O^OTB ) says:

    mike,,,thanks to the above post,,I have not had time to read your text throughly,
    but, intend to do so…I most likely will have comments..It appears at first glance
    that you have NOT provided the the biblical referrences ie…bibles.,that translates
    the written from the past ….to the present….so we might be able to
    understand our orginal question concerning ….KJV…I thought you might have provided me with certain BIBLES…and then
    Since the bible covers a great many years of Time,,and different people, all interacting with gods chosen people the JEWS…not all the languages translations….will be the same…is EGYPIAN THE SAME LANGUAGE AS THE jewish..NO..so what was their word for hell…or grave..how about tomb…COUND IT MEAN A FINAL RESTING PLACE.?
    we could compare notes….Ecyclopedia Americana…is not a good example..
    Germanic mythology…says it all myth…

    “MORE ACCURATE TRANSLATION”.. as you said…so,, WHICH ONES ARE THEY..?”
    WE ARE TALKING ABOUT WHICH BIBLES….? EXAMPLE …” GENEVA BIBLE 1560″..

    thanks again for the reply…
    Respectfully
    jerry

    Jerry …ootb..