Weekend Show – Sat 26 Aug, 2017

Reasons To Be Worried and Optimistic and How To Capitalize On Them

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This week traders waiting anxiously to hear the speeches at Jackson Hole from Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi. Those hoping for any additional forward guidance were disappointed. Now we all wait through was it typically the slowest trading week of the year (the week before Labor Day) for traders to get back to there desks and potentially see some breakouts or breakdowns.

In this weekend’s show we take a look ahead to factors that could drive markets and metals. There are many concerns for the overall markets that need to be considered. As for the metals markets we will be seeing loads of drill results in the coming months which need to be assessed on a one by one basis. Byron King provide some insights in segment 3.

It was a busy week on the site for company introductions and updates. I always find your insights valuable whether you like or dislike the companies. Please email me with your comment and questions regarding these companies and I will be happy to answer them! I can be reached at Fleck@kereport.com. Do not hesitate to contact me.

  • Segment 1: Chris Temple kicks off our show to explain the value in stock picking over broad investments. We look at US equities as well as individual sectors, including the metals, for ideas.
  • Segment 2: Auryn Resources released the first of many drill results from the Committee Bay property. Ivan Bebek, Executive Chairman addresses questions and what the drill results means moving forward.
  • Segment 3: Byron King joins me to shares what he looks for when first assessing drill results and determining if they are company movers.
  • Segment 4: Jesse Felder wraps up the first hour with why he thinks we could be in for some major market moves and why he thinks all investors should have exposure to gold.
  • Segment 5: Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity comments on the President’s plan for U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.
  • Segment 6: Big Al and Dan discuss political correctness.
  • Segment 7: Lt. Colonel James McKinney Ret opines on the President’s announced plans for U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.
  • Segment 8: We close the show with Jim McKinney discussing the effectiveness or lack thereof of the Trump presidency to date.

As I mentioned there were a number of company updates and introductions on the site this week. Below are links to all of these interviews. Please check them out and comment or email me with your thoughts.

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Cory Fleck

  1. On August 26, 2017 at 3:31 am,
    CFS says:

    Thanks Guys.
    Hi Skeeta.

  2. On August 26, 2017 at 3:48 am,
    CFS says:

    Segment 1.
    I wonder if we are not looking at a time unique in history, when funding of new companies is changing from the stock market to crypto-tokens/currencies and blockchain technology.

  3. On August 26, 2017 at 3:50 am,
    Skeeta says:

    Thanks as always for the weekend show guys,
    Much appreciated as always for your efforts to put it all together.
    Hi back to you CFS also


    • On August 28, 2017 at 9:26 am,
      al korelin says:

      Many thanks to all of you and to Skeeta and CFS

  4. On August 26, 2017 at 4:25 am,
    CFS says:

    Segment 4.
    The whole world has a debt problem; both private and public.
    It does not surprize me that there is more caution.

    • On August 28, 2017 at 9:27 am,
      al korelin says:

      Nor I, CFS

      • On August 29, 2017 at 8:28 am,
        jhpace1 says:

        As requested by Big Al, my $0.02 worth:

        Do you remember the saying “Only poor people have a problem with gambling; rich people who lose hundreds of thousands gambling but can still pay the bills are called ‘eccentric’.”? Fiat currency printing is only a problem to the 2nd person in line and thereafter. It’s not a problem to the 1st person who gets the “free” fiat currency. So do we have a debt problem? Only if perception that we can pay the debt back falters. At the present moment, the illusion of a militarily strong, persuasive USA is still intact.

  5. On August 26, 2017 at 4:56 am,
    CFS says:

    Seg. 7.
    I’m sure most of the population of Afghanistan does not care much about the U.S.A., either way; pro or con. They are just going about their daily lives; earning themselves a living and supporting their family life. It is not reasonable to go in guns blazing, unless you wish to alienate the entire population, if not the world. But at the same time, one cannot allow an enemy to flourish un-harried. Political correctness stands in the way of recognizing the true nature of Islamic fanatics, who are determined to undermine western christian civilization any which way they can. We can’t “just get along”; there is a one-sided undeclared war that needs to be recognized, understoodand fought.

    • On August 26, 2017 at 5:11 am,
      jhpace1 says:

      CFS, the farmers of Afghanistan grow opium poppies because it is the biggest “cash crop” they can harvest, far in excess of food crops. They don’t care that the CIA takes those Marine-protected opium harvests and funds their black ops programs around the world with the narco-dollar. Muslim culture doesn’t protect other cultures from drug dependence (even though the British weaponized it).

      We do need to recognize Islamic terror is based upon Islamic writings, which are anti-Christian, but is fueled by schizophrenic actions from the USA. We need strength without exploitation. We need defense without underhanded long-term foreign plans.

      • On August 26, 2017 at 7:52 am,
        GH says:

        Lots of good points, jhpace1.

      • On August 28, 2017 at 10:45 am,
        al korelin says:

        I would like your opinion , Mr. Pace of my comment above to CFS.

        • On August 29, 2017 at 8:28 am,
          jhpace1 says:

          Replied my $0.02 above.

    • On August 28, 2017 at 10:36 am,
      al korelin says:

      CFS, I personally feel that taking the “boots on the ground” to AFGANISTAN is not the solution.

      An end to silly political correctness is, in my mind an important part of the solution.

      Let me ask you a question, ” I feel that if if it is so important to STOP THE TERRORISTS the international community and not just the U.S. needs to band together and get the job done. Many in the western world feel it is simply not that important. Okay, if that is the case the U.S. should cease spending time and “treasure” (the lives of American soldiers) in an effort that heretofor has not succeeded.

      How about you CFS?

      • On August 28, 2017 at 10:47 am,
        al korelin says:

        Need to clarify a bit. By “boots on the ground” I mean specifically U.S. boots on the ground.

    • On August 26, 2017 at 11:31 am,
      4 oz says:

      So TPTB are keeping PM’s mostly in check as the USD continues to drop…
      They’ve done an masterful job holding Gold and Silver in place.
      Someone in the PM community needs to sound the “Alarm” though, because next to nobody is noticing that what this really means is that the banks are stealth-fully SMASHING the price of Gold and Silver— and the spot price chart doesn’t even reflect the reality —a MASSIVE price SMASH is going on right now in real time.….

      Maybe I’m crazy but Silver is on sale big time– & want to add while the gittin’s good!

  6. On August 26, 2017 at 5:03 am,
    jhpace1 says:

    Keep the companies coming, Cory. My main complaint is that as a long-term holder since 2009, no matter how “good” the stock prices of these companies are now, they are still greatly fallen from their previous prices.

    Big Al, I don’t mind the politics discussion in the KER. So much of our lives are driven by politics, and people need to know when politics override logic, the rule of law, and economics.

    Mr. Trump cannot present a “unified” plan for Afghanistan when our own politicians as well as the shadowy forces not seen have their own agendas for the foreign country. Personally, I would get out of Afghanistan – leave the poppy fields behind. The native Muslims and CIA-created Taliban are never going to operate with an exploitative covert US policy.

    As George Noory of Coast2CoastAM has said, we don’t need an actual wall at the southern USA border. We have surveillance technologies in existence that can monitor the miles of land and water and stop the illegal aliens and drug gangs. As a retired National Guard soldier, we should have been putting soldiers on the southern US border back in 2001, and this would have been legitimate protection and employment. That window is still open, but the surveillance technologies are more economic. That must also be coupled with a legislative and judicial support of such executive action (i.e., no prosecution of Border Patrol who do their stated jobs).

    Trump’s actions with North Korea need to be repeated again and again with other threats, both foreign and domestic. Take the fraud and waste in Washington, D.C., and have some actual fiscal action that means something to the future of the US.

    • On August 28, 2017 at 10:49 am,
      al korelin says:

      Mr. Pace, I agree 100% with your comment above.

  7. On August 26, 2017 at 5:44 am,
    Excelsior says:

    Three more Japanese reactors step closer to restart
    25 August 2017 – #Uranium #Nuclear Energy update

    “Japan’s nuclear regulator today approved the ‘construction plans’ for strengthening Ohi units 3 and 4 and Genkai unit 3. The plans are the second of three applications required during the restart process. The units must undergo further inspections before being permitted to restart.”


    • On August 26, 2017 at 5:57 am,
      Stephan B Feibish says:

      Read a news article that said 55% of Japanese population are against the use of nuclear power plants.

      • On August 26, 2017 at 5:58 am,
        Stephan B Feibish says:

        only 25% are for nuclear power.

        • On August 26, 2017 at 3:19 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          Well, lately they’ve been pro importing dirty Coal and OIl power with all their reactors off, and solar and wind are nowhere close to being able to fill even a fraction of their energy needs, so the people of Japan better get real. Where is the energy going to come from to power their economy? Do they care about air quality, or do they want to turn into China?

          If there wasn’t so much disinformation, or completely wrong information circulating that places false fears and false narratives in place, then they already would have the process of restarting the reactors much further along.

          It’s like the wackos in South Korea that think they can just turn off all their Nuclear power and not make things much worse for prices, pollution, and their business efficiencies from companies power consumption. Pure idiocy.

          If they want to see what it looks like when a country shoots their mouth off about getting rid of their nuclear, then they can see Germany. Germany’s power prices spiked, their pollution levels have skyrocketed, and they’ve been importing dirty coal energy and clean Nuclear energy from their neighbors (ironically they are still using Nuclear power 🙂 ) and they are far worse off for it.

          • On August 26, 2017 at 3:32 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Government holds crunch talks with industry giants over the future of British nuclear energy

            Alan Tovey – 13 AUGUST 2017

            “The key nuclear power players have been called in by the Government for crunch talks on plans to meet Britain’s energy demands with new small reactor technology, amid mounting fears over delays and Whitehall paralysis.”

            “Industry giants including NuScale, Rolls-Royce, Hitachi and Westinghouse have been summoned by ministers in a bid to reignite interest in the project. They have been asked to present their plans in meetings over the next few weeks.”


        • On August 28, 2017 at 10:50 am,
          al korelin says:

          Mr. Febish, please prove a source. Thank you.

      • On August 26, 2017 at 11:19 am,
        Wayne says:

        That’s a lot of Japanese living off the grid.

        • On August 26, 2017 at 3:47 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          +1 Wayne.

          Bingo, and they’ll stay living off the grid in fantasy-land until they restart their reactors.

          Their fear has been warped through all the disinformation around the Fukushima disaster. It was a mess, but that scenario is very unlikely to happen again, especially considering the overhaul and inspections all those reactors have gone through. The other reactors are a fleet of Energy infrastructure where the costs have already been sunk so it is ridiculous they’ve been off as long as they have. It
          would do the Japanese much good from the average citizen to the commercial business efficiencies to their air quality to turn those reactors back on. Japan’s economy is already deeply in trouble, so irrational behavior like stopping reactor restarts is only adding insult to injury.

    • On August 26, 2017 at 10:47 am,
      Stephan B Feibish says:

      Duke Cancels the Lee Nuclear Project, Files for 13.6% Rate Increase

      • On August 26, 2017 at 3:34 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        China Plans Small Floating Nuclear Power Stations


        “A consortium of Chinese organizations is teaming up with state-owned China National Nuclear Power Company to develop and produce small, floating nuclear power plants.”


        • On August 26, 2017 at 3:41 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          The Half-Life of America’s Nuclear Plants
          By Daniel Gross

          Nuclear energy is simultaneously making a comeback and fading out slowly.

          “The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Unit 2, a 1,150-megawatt behemoth, will soon be producing as much electricity as a couple large coal-fired plants.”

          “This marks a major milestone for the TVA, which is trying to reduce its dependence on coal and move to a lower-carbon future. And it marks a major milestone for the U.S. nuclear power industry. This is the first new plant to go live in America this millennium. With four other plants under construction, and the pressure to produce emissions-free electricity on the rise, Watts Bar could represent the first stirrings of a nuclear renaissance in America.”


        • On August 28, 2017 at 11:16 am,
          al korelin says:

          Now there is innovation!

      • On August 26, 2017 at 5:43 pm,
        jhpace1 says:

        Nuts! I live in NC with Duke/Progress Energy. My electricity bill is already averaging $200/month. A 13.6% increase would be $27.20/month extra. NC is a temperate state but we do have extreme days both in the summer and winter.

        • On August 27, 2017 at 9:39 am,
          Excelsior says:

          jhpace1 – that what happens when Nuclear gets canceled. If you moved to TN then your power bills would be coming down with nuclear & hydro. 😉

  8. On August 26, 2017 at 6:06 am,
    Archdeacon (!) Andrew says:

    Thanks guys and thanks for your regular updates Cory with Ivan B re Auryn. Your line of questions are really helpful in keeping us up to speed with Auryn’s progress.

    • On August 28, 2017 at 11:17 am,
      al korelin says:

      Cory has turned into one of the best in this area!

  9. On August 26, 2017 at 6:23 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Trying to Force Trump to Resign – Armstrong

    Quite honestly, the all out war on Trump from the very beginning has been constant. There is not a single thing he has done that is not turned into a scandal. His harsh talk against North Korea seemed to work and forced Kim to back off. Nevertheless, they said Trump was the antagonist and one leading Democrat said that Kim was more responsible than Trump. I have worked with governments for more than 30 years around the globe. Never have I seen such a head of state so attacked for absolutely everything. It is obvious that there is an agenda going on here regardless of the issue, his Tweets, or comments on any subject. This has been an all out war to maintain the corruption in Washington and prevent the tax reforms or anything that the silent Americans voted for. They were rejected by the Republic Party saying they were not “real” Republicans who voted for Trump.
    I seriously doubt that this Administration will ever get past anything to actually reach the tax issues. Those in power will do whatever it takes to ensure that never happens. This is being prevented at all costs. We have to understand that perhaps this is the fundamental that is later tied to why the market peaks in August. No head of state has ever been treated this harshly in history. This is just part of the real agenda behind the curtain.


    • On August 26, 2017 at 9:23 am,
      Archdeacon (!) Andrew says:

      And then there’s the small matter of Sheriff Arpaio.

      • On August 26, 2017 at 9:37 am,
        Silverdollar says:

        Not a sheriff I’d ever vote for! Simply loves his power way too much! http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/five-of-joe-arpaios-biggest-scandals/ar-AAqJkQV?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=ientp

      • On August 26, 2017 at 2:02 pm,
        Archdeacon (!) Andrew says:

        Maybe so but he wasn’t acting illegally.

        • On August 28, 2017 at 11:27 am,
          al korelin says:

          Archdeacon and Silverdollar, I feel that it is prudent to look at both sides of this particular story.

          One side is the irrefutable fact that illegal immigrants are breaking U.S. law.

          The other side centers around investigation techniques and the question of “does the punishment fit the crime?

    • On August 26, 2017 at 7:12 pm,
      CFS says:

      Absolute proof most politicians are lazy or corrupt:


      Don’t the scum in Washington ever read the Constitution?

      It is unconstitutional to perform searches by force without a warrant, regardless of what laws politicians may pass.
      The Constitution is SUPREME LAW.

      • On August 27, 2017 at 8:17 am,
        b says:

        LOL, now thats funny cfs.

        Law is from the barrel of a gun, not a pce of paper.

    • On August 28, 2017 at 11:20 am,
      al korelin says:

      We have been saying that in our editorials since January. Of course, I agree with this comment.

  10. On August 26, 2017 at 6:40 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Special Counsel Looking to Blackmail Manafort Against Trump to Force Him to Resign

    Posted Aug 26, 2017 by Martin Armstrong

    The special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is leading the Russia inquiry against Trump, executed a search warrant at the Northern Virginia home of President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul J. Manafort, for tax documents and foreign banking records, according to a person familiar with the matter. Normally, Mueller would simply ask Mr. Manafort’s lawyers for the documents as was done with Hillary. The issue of a search warrant is very aggressive and the probable cause is they believe he will destroy his tax records and will not hand them over.

    Mueller is deliberately treating Manafort as a criminal and this is all set to bring criminal charges against him for a collateral tax issue that will have nothing to really do with Trump. The search warrant, demanding tax and foreign banking records, suggests that investigators are looking at criminal charges related to the federal Bank Secrecy Act, which requires Americans to report their foreign banking accounts.

    Mr. Manafort was hired by Mr. Trump’s campaign in early 2016 as it prepared for a potential delegate fight at the Republican National Convention. Then in June 2016, Manafort was named campaign chairman but resigned just two months later after reports that he had received millions of dollars in off-the-book payments for his consulting work in Ukraine. Clearly, Trump had nothing to do with that aspect, but by threatening criminal charges, they will cut a deal if he is suddenly willing to testify somehow that Trump knew of some Russian contact. They will ten fill the headlines and they will use this to try to force Trump to resign.


    • On August 26, 2017 at 7:30 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.”

      ― Walter Scott, Marmion

      • On August 26, 2017 at 5:13 pm,
        Markedtofuture says:

        Better watch your back when you go to the dentist…you never know who drank the Soros Kool-aid.

        Controversy regarding Trump presidency spills over into dental industry

        SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, USA: CEO and founder of Ultradent Dr. Dan Fischer has written an open letter calling on Americans to turn their backs on the Trump presidency. In response to Trump’s reaction to the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 and 13, the full-page letter in USA TODAY has now caused the already maxed-out political turmoil to spill over into the dental industry.

        In his opening sentence, Fischer wrote: “As the founder and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc., a proud American manufacturer that employs over 1,400 Americans and exports 65% of what we manufacture, I feel it is my duty and obligation to make my voice heard.”

        Pointing to Ultradent’s core company values of “integrity, quality, care, innovation and hard work” as guiding his leadership of the company, Fischer felt compelled to voice his disapproval at what he describes as an “out of control” Trump, going as far to say “should I ever find myself in the presence of Donald Trump, I will literally turn my back to him.”

        This heart-on-sleeve call to action from Fisher has not been met with open arms from all corners of dentistry, with some loyal Trump supporters who work in the industry suggesting via Facebook that Americans and dentists turn their backs on Ultradent products. This was however rebutted by individuals suggesting they triple their supplies to counter any revolt.

        In the letter, now published on turnyourbacks.org, a site hosted by Fisher, he concludes by writing: “For those of you who support this person or who don’t feel comfortable that it is correct to ‘turn your back,’ you too are my fellow Americans, and I equally defend your right to freedom of speech. Do as your conscience dictates.”


        • On August 27, 2017 at 5:00 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Drill and fill………..money making joker with a dull mine…….Why did he wait so long to make a political statement……He should have been on his feet with Obama Care.

          • On August 27, 2017 at 4:24 pm,
            Markedtofuture says:

            Rep Gomer – VA Dems Colluded to Create Violence, 1768

            Good afternoon, I’m still reporting on: Rep Gomer – VA Dems Colluded to Create Violence, 1768 Synopsis: According to Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), the Dept. of Justice should mount a formal investigation into Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer for deliberately creating the conditions that led to violence in Charlottesville, VA on Aug. 12th,, then refusing to let the police stop it.

            Gohmert also called for a full investigation into the role of Jason Kessler, the white supremacist organizer of “Unite the Right” rally for his ties to both the Obama administration the Hillary Clinton campaign and Occupy Wall Street group. He has also written for CNN. In Nov. 2016 – the month President Trump won his upset victory over Hillary Clinton, Kessler suddenly shifted from far left to announcing himself to be the leader of a new far right group, Unite the Right. UTR was the right-wing group who got the permit from Charlottesville to stage a right-wing rally. Kessler is now suspected of being a plant who purposely helped set up the violent clash to damage the reputation of President Trump, and the political right in general. According to Gohmert: “You don’t just go all of a sudden from having multiracial roommates … to all of a sudden being a white supremacist that wants to join the Republican party. There’s something very, very wrong in all of this.”


        • On August 28, 2017 at 11:56 am,
          al korelin says:

          Now, there is an interesting statement!

          • On August 28, 2017 at 11:59 am,
            al korelin says:

            Regarding Kessler: “talk about a tangled web. This one should definitely be investigated.

    • On August 28, 2017 at 11:31 am,
      al korelin says:

      Real simply solution cfs and b, we either follow the Constitution or simple throw it away.
      No other solution.

    • On August 28, 2017 at 11:33 am,
      al korelin says:

      The Epoch Times has published some interesting articles on this subject. I will post the latest later today.

  11. On August 26, 2017 at 8:03 am,
    GH says:

    Not sure if Paul Craig Roberts’ views on Charlottesville got posted, but they’re worth a re-post regardless:


    • On August 26, 2017 at 8:11 am,
      GH says:


      I’m still not clear on the composition of the crowd on the ‘right’. What portion were extremists, what portion were normal citizens outraged by the removal of the statue and rewriting of history?

      Regardless, even the KKK has the right to march.

      The demonstration was licensed.

      The Left counter-protest wasn’t licensed.

      Had the Lefties not gone and gotten in peoples’ faces, the fights would not have happened.

      Furthermore, it seems very likely that the conflicts were intentionally promoted by local officials, by how they managed the two crowds. And this under the umbrella of Clinton crony McAuliffe.

      Apparently the man who drove the car was diagnosed as a schizophrenic as a child. Potential mkultra?

      Clearly Charlottesville was another in the unending string of Clinton/DNC/Neocon/Media dirty gambits. These are attacks on Trump, but more importantly, against those whose Trump vote was a vote for improving relations with Russia, getting immigration under control, and economic policy that favors the working class.

      • On August 26, 2017 at 8:19 am,
        GH says:

        Ours is a Machiavellian reality.

        Certainly we would expect our security agencies have infiltrated extremist groups, left and right. It’s worth considering if they may not also *run* some of these groups. Say, a bunch of useful idiots with leadership controlled by FBI handlers.

        I know that if i were a psycho globalist willing to destroy entire countries for my political project, I wouldn’t hesitate to hire a crowd to carry tiki torches and and wear swastikas.

        I’m not saying that’s what happened. I’m saying it’s a real possibility that it happened, at least in the case of some of the extremist presence.

        Use of provocateurs is extremely common. At this stage in the game deception is everywhere. Therefore events like Charlottesville must be examined with a fine-toothed comb.

      • On August 26, 2017 at 8:31 am,
        GH says:

        All of this is pretty obvious upon careful thought.

        But the highly emotional response of many on the Left to images of swastikas and KKK precludes careful thought–exactly the intent of those who weaponized identity politics.

        Lefties have been worked into such a lather over Trump that they will grasp at anything to discredit him and advance the project to take him out of office. Their emotions have been played to they point that they don’t realize that they’re operating on the principle that the ends justify the means. They can’t recognize they’re working against their own interests.

        • On August 26, 2017 at 9:26 am,
          Archdeacon (!) Andrew says:

          Brainwashed libtards have no place to run except over a cliff.

          • On August 28, 2017 at 12:06 pm,
            al korelin says:

            Never happen. Andrew

        • On August 28, 2017 at 12:05 pm,
          al korelin says:

          Amen GH!

      • On August 26, 2017 at 9:05 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Great points……..

        • On August 26, 2017 at 9:29 am,
          Matthew says:

          GH doesn’t bother making bad points. I guess you could say he’s biased. 😉

          • On August 26, 2017 at 10:20 am,
            CFS says:

            Never forget where much of the funding for the really fascist groups (antifa and Black Lives Matter) comes from.
            The Despicable Soros organizations.

          • On August 26, 2017 at 10:59 am,
            Matthew says:

            That’s right, and Soros types are the norm among the shadow government, not the exception.

          • On August 26, 2017 at 11:06 am,
            Matthew says:

            If the left (and 90% of the right) could figure out why the following John Adams quote is correct, then the left would know why the following Mises quote is correct…

            “All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.” — John Adams

            “Socialism is not in the least what it pretends to be. It is not the pioneer of a better and finer world, but the spoiler of what thousands of years of civilization have created. It does not build, it destroys. For destruction is the essence of it. It produces nothing, it only consumes what the social order based on private ownership in the means of production has created.” — Ludwig von Mises

          • On August 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm,
            GH says:

            CFS, to broaden your point a bit, I’ll repeat what I said to Dick Tracy, that it is worth looking into the genesis of communism, and the funding and leadership of the Bolsheviks. Seems Soros, Antifa, BLM are echoes of a persistent theme.

          • On August 27, 2017 at 9:41 am,
            Excelsior says:

            +1 Matthew. regarding “GH doesn’t bother making bad points.”

            I agree and enjoy GH’s posts every day. Good stuff guys!

      • On August 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm,
        al korelin says:

        It is time that the strength of the opposition is understood. Agree or disagree with them, the fact of the matter is that there are very well organized; very bright; and, certainly very strong.

        We have to be stronger but, to date, we are not. They get all of the publicity and, seemingly, all of the kudos!

        • On August 28, 2017 at 12:13 pm,
          al korelin says:

          Ladies and Gentlement,

          Wouldn’t it be interesting and educational to get together and discuss all of these issues.

          Are there enough of you to perhaps put together a “meeting of the minds” somewhere in the Seattle area?

  12. On August 26, 2017 at 9:56 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Philly AntiFa ‘Cell’ Calls For All-Out Revolution, Demands “Gender Abolition”, “Expropriate Land From Rich”

    “The destruction of black life continues unabated as millions languish in the plantations of the modern day slave system… members must expropriate goods, lands, and tools to begin the revolutionary process.”


    • On August 28, 2017 at 12:14 pm,
      al korelin says:


      Those are dangerous and terrifying thoughts!

  13. On August 26, 2017 at 9:58 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Angry Marine Who Discovered Awan’s “Smashed Hard Drives” Breaks Silence, Unloads On Wasserman Schultz

    “I just want to get these [guys] locked up and exposed and now. The people who facilitated them should also be locked up, as far as I’m concerned.”


    • On August 28, 2017 at 12:16 pm,
      al korelin says:

      Organization and a talented leader are necessary at this point. Unfortunately neither currently exist.

  14. On August 26, 2017 at 10:01 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Why America Needs A Wall – Shocking Video Of Mexican Military Versus Drug Cartel Shootout

    “Maybe just maybe, President Donald Trump is on to something about wanting to build his wall…”


    • On August 26, 2017 at 12:39 pm,
      GH says:


      End the drug war instead.

      Stop propping up oligarchs in Mexico, help Latinos build their economies instead of fomenting corruption.

      Stop giving freebies to illegals in the US, punish those who hire illegals.

      That might just solve the problem, and in an incomparably more positive way.

      • On August 28, 2017 at 12:21 pm,
        al korelin says:

        Good idea GH. The only problem is that it is not politically correct.

    • On August 28, 2017 at 12:19 pm,
      al korelin says:

      I disagree regarding the wall. I do support a sophisticated surveillance system.

  15. On August 26, 2017 at 10:04 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Mugabe Says Zimbabwe “Will Not Prosecute Killers Of White Farmers”

    And now, speaking at a rally in Harare, Mugabe confirmed this massacre will go unpunished, according to Zimbabwean news site NewsDay.

    “Yes, we have those who were killed when they resisted. We will never prosecute those who killed them. I ask, why should we arrest them?”


  16. On August 26, 2017 at 10:05 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Charles Barkley Labeled “White Supremacist” For Telling Black People To Stop Killing Each Other

    According to left-wing website The Root, Charles Barkley is a “white supremacist” because he says black people should stop getting angry over old statues and instead concentrate on not killing each other and getting an education…


    • On August 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm,
      GH says:

      No reasonable dialogue possible.

      The accusers are as racist as anyone out there. For them everything is about race.

    • On August 28, 2017 at 12:22 pm,
      al korelin says:

      Only one of the reasons that I completely agree with Mister Barkley. Notice that I said “Mister” which is a sign of respect.

  17. On August 26, 2017 at 10:08 am,
    JohnM says:

    Friends come and go but enemies accumulate. I don’t think that Trump has ever had to really UNDERSTAND this. He could always walk away in business dealings and not have to ever deal with them again. But now he is in a closed room (both domestically and internationally) where he can’t. The learning curve which I hoped he would master hasn’t come to pass. I had and I’m sure many, many people had hopes he was up to it. He’s not up to it. The Emperor has no clothes.

    I think he had a lot of ideas but it seems they were a “mile wide and an inch deep”. I think his attention span is short (I am being very charitable here). It seems it had been sufficient in his business dealings……….. usually. Commitment to those ideas which many people were all for seems to have evaporated for whatever reason (I’m sure some good and some bad).

    He had a very short window to take Washington/the deep state by the scruff of it’s neck and shake some sense into it. His caving on Flynn (not that I was such a fan of Flynn) showed his opponents that he was likely “all horse and no cattle”. He then resorted to more Generals and insiders. These were actually part of the problem so it is going to make things worse. Now he can’t even “Fire them all” because they will collude with his opponents and he will be out of office before he can say “Oh Sh*t”.

    Yes, he has got a bad deal. But it takes two to tango. If he had the toughness he professed, we wouldn’t be in the situation where the fantasy that “a few more thousand troops in Afghanistan will make a difference” would even be spoken.

    Sadly, Hillary would have been orders of magnitude worse. So, where do we go from here? Damnifiknow, but it doesn’t look good.

    As for McKinney, I don’t now what Koolaid he’s drinking but it’s powerful stuff.

    • On August 26, 2017 at 11:56 am,
      Robert Moriarty says:


      The one lesson I brought back from two years in Vietnam was that if you can’t define victory in a war, you will never find it. We have been in Afghanistan for the best part of sixteen years and not only can we not define victory, we can’t even figure out that we got our butts kicked.

      The Afghans are defending their country against armed terrorists that they didn’t do anything to. The so-called Taliban have never attacked the US and present no threat to the US. The US troops are the terrorists.

      All empires end when they fall into military adventurism. The countless wars fought with American blood and dollars have done nothing but bring chaos to the world.

      Afghanistan belongs to the Afghans. They can run it any way they want. The thugs running the US are no better or different than the thugs running that country.

      For a great prediction of where we are headed, read this. It’s coming our way soon.


      • On August 26, 2017 at 12:28 pm,
        Ebolan says:

        The countless wars fought with American blood and dollars have done nothing but bring chaos to the world.

        Very true and also has made the American people many enemies. I am surprised there has not been much more “terrorism” considering what our government masters have meted out to the rest of the world over.

        • On August 26, 2017 at 12:35 pm,
          Ebolan says:

          ..the rest of the world over the years.

        • On August 28, 2017 at 12:29 pm,
          al korelin says:

          Eddy, I strongly recommend that you read “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”!

      • On August 26, 2017 at 12:34 pm,
        Ebolan says:

        The one lesson I brought back from two years in Vietnam was that if you can’t define victory in a war, you will never find it.

        For the MIC victory is keeping the war going forever and the sheeple scared forever.

        • On August 26, 2017 at 12:56 pm,
          GH says:

          Wars are for the military industrial complex what chronic degenerative disease is for the pharmaceutical-medical complex. Same business model.

      • On August 27, 2017 at 6:59 am,
        JohnM says:

        I read Hugo’s post. Very good reasoning behind his prediction. History won’t likely repeat but it is going to rhyme “Bigly”. 🙁

      • On August 27, 2017 at 7:13 am,
        JohnM says:

        I find the interviews with Wilkerson regarding military matters (Afghanistan) interesting. They are on TRNN (mainly) which have their own slant but they are pretty objective. The latest http://therealnews.com/t2/story:19854:Has-the-Pentagon-Taken-Over-US-Foreign-Policy-in-Afghanistan%3F-%2812%29

        • On August 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm,
          al korelin says:

          Thanks for the link, John M!

      • On August 27, 2017 at 10:13 am,
        Dick Tracy says:

        Afghanistan has been around for a thousand years run by their warlords, none of the major powers have been able to change this; what works for them is not for us but we in The Western World are still trying to figure out how to govern our countries. We shouldn’t try to impose on others what we can’t do ourselves. DT

    • On August 26, 2017 at 12:23 pm,
      Ebolan says:

      You are right that McKinney is drinking the Koolaid, but that’s to be expected because he’s been a part of the MIC all his adult life.

      Anyway, Afghanistan is the forever war because there is just too much money to be made, at least until the Empire and it’s whole corrupt neo-fuedal, casino, gulag, plantation, debt-based fractured reserve stinking outhouse burns to the ground.

      In the meantime, our rulers and their minions like McKinney will blow throw more trillions in Afghanistan, Iraq and the other numerous foreign wars it is fighting in our name with our money, all the while making us ever more enemies. They are truly evil.

    • On August 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm,
      Ebolan says:

      Sadly, Hillary would have been orders of magnitude worse. So, where do we go from here? Damnifiknow, but it doesn’t look good.

      It’s completely hopeless. We live in a country of sheep ruled by the corrupt and evil. That ain’t going to have a happy ending.

      • On August 26, 2017 at 12:37 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        NICE RANT…….I enjoyed it, really……….OOTB

        • On August 26, 2017 at 12:49 pm,
          Ebolan says:

          Hope all is well with you, Jerry.

          Life may be beating me like a redheaded stepchild but I am always good for a rant.

          • On August 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            As well as to be expected……. 🙂

    • On August 26, 2017 at 1:32 pm,
      Ebolan says:

      War is just another big government program.

      • On August 28, 2017 at 12:35 pm,
        al korelin says:

        Yeh Eddy, but there is absolutely nothing positive behind that particular program. Many of the programs can be rationalized as being helpful, but war is not one of them.

    • On August 28, 2017 at 12:26 pm,
      al korelin says:

      Agree or disagree with Jim?

      Regarding Trump, John M, I happen to agree with you I that is a sad admission as I had a lot of hope.

  18. On August 26, 2017 at 11:15 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Sebastian Gorka Resigns From White House Post

    A week after the White House pushed out former chief strategist Steve Bannon, the Trump administration has lost another controversial staffer. The departee this week is Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to the president and former Breitbart employee who was closely allied with the White House’s rapidly shrinking anti-globalist faction. News of Gorka’s resignation was first reported by the Federalist, and later confirmed by Axios and a host of other news outlets.

    As with Bannon’s ouster last week, the storyline of who said what when has gotten muddled: Gorka claimed he resigned, while the White House insinuated that he was pushed out.

    In the letter, Gorka blamed the president’s failure to outline a plan for exiting Afghanistan after “16 years of disastrous policy decisions” for being the final straw. He also criticized the president and his military advisers for omitting any mention of Radical Islam from the president’s statement on Afghanistan, delivered earlier this week.

    “Regrettably, outside of yourself, the individuals who most embodied and represented the policies that will ‘Make America Great Again,’ have been internally countered, systematically removed, or undermined in recent months. This was made patently obvious as I read the text of your speech on Afghanistan this week…


  19. On August 26, 2017 at 11:46 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    GOLDMAN exempt from trading in Bonds………Vinnyland will be ran by the AJews http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-26/goldman-unexpectedly-exempt-venezuela-bond-trading-ban

    • On August 26, 2017 at 11:50 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Almost becoming funny……….After Blank-in-stien, just doing God’s work…….

      • On August 26, 2017 at 12:53 pm,
        Ebolan says:

        Speaking of almost funny…the evil, corrupt Gruber who helped ram Bammycare down our throats through his lies…

        Obamacare architect settles Vermont single-payer fraud complaint


        • On August 26, 2017 at 1:02 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Read that the other day…..The guy was really stupid, and greedy……..

          • On August 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm,
            Ebolan says:

            Love the punishment he gets…he forgoes another 90 grand from the Vermont but gets to keep nearly hundreds of thousands he bilked from the taxpayers.

            What the hell punishment is that? The evil b@stard should be rotting in a prison cell.

            It just shows how totally corrupt the government and society are today.

          • On August 26, 2017 at 1:10 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Pay to play…….the judge got some extra cash…..part of the system…

          • On August 26, 2017 at 1:11 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Ever wonder why the President gets to pick some of the court rulers…….

          • On August 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Wonder why any President gets to pardon anyone……..

          • On August 26, 2017 at 1:15 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Read some Pilgrim Society membership rolls………silver stealer.net……..get an eye full

          • On August 26, 2017 at 5:33 pm,
            GH says:

            “Wonder why any President gets to pardon anyone……..”

            They wanted a fail-safe in case the justice system accidentally worked?

          • On August 27, 2017 at 5:03 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Great thought …GH……

  20. On August 26, 2017 at 11:47 am,
    b says:

    Aug 26 A Look Into the Military Mind Hugo Salinas Price plata @321gold

    This is a pretty neat article of a cycle that seems to repeat.
    Some people have been able to see it and taken action, like J Rogers, Bob M.

    I suppose there are those people that prefer a fascist society.

  21. On August 26, 2017 at 11:52 am,
    b says:

    Aug 26 A Look Into the Military Mind Hugo Salinas Price plata
    This is a pretty neat article of a cycle that seems to repeat.
    Some people have been able to see it and taken action, like J Rogers, Bob M.
    I suppose there are those people that prefer a fascist society.

    Pardon a double post, 1s time got an awaiting moderation.
    triple post.

    I noticed I had an error in my email, I wonder how many people are prevented from posting.
    One of the reasons for so few posts from other than the regulars.

    • On August 26, 2017 at 12:04 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Where is the article located……..thank Jootb

      • On August 26, 2017 at 12:06 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Sorry, I did not see Bob M’s post………thanks

  22. On August 26, 2017 at 1:11 pm,
    Ebolan says:

    Great interview regarding the corrupt, neo-fuedal, casino, gulag, plantation, debt-based fractured reserve stinking economic outhouse we live in today.


  23. On August 26, 2017 at 1:32 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Google Attempts to Block Bill to Hold Sex-Traffickers Accountable

    Harvard Professor Ben Edelman, estimates that Google makes over $1 billion in revenue by allowing criminal ads, including for child trafficking. Google attorneys involved in opposing the legislation met twice with Backpage.com’s legal counsel to strategize on CDA 230 challenges and to discuss how to avoid lawsuits from child victims of sex-trafficking.


  24. On August 26, 2017 at 2:11 pm,
    AJ says:

    Candidate Trump promised to stay out of foreign wars. President Trump is escalating them

    • On August 27, 2017 at 7:45 am,
      GH says:

      The illiberal Left has joined forces with the NeoCons and Military Industrial Complex to destroy Trump’s presidency, and force him to continue the failed Neocon war-mongering.

      Now that they have succeeded, the illiberal Left will attack him for escalating these wars. The same illiberal Left that didn’t protest any of Obama’s and Hillary’s mass slaughter.

      • On August 27, 2017 at 2:48 pm,
        Matthew says:

        Exactly, and illiberal those hypocrites are!

        • On August 27, 2017 at 3:08 pm,
          Matthew says:

          And why are Americans so unaware of the consequences (mass deaths) of radical left wing dictatorships? Does anyone smell a rat? Apparently, not many!

          The following talk is much more than its title suggests:


    • On August 28, 2017 at 12:40 pm,
      al korelin says:

      I have certainly noticed that AJ and it does make me angry!

  25. On August 26, 2017 at 2:27 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:
    • On August 26, 2017 at 5:40 pm,
      Ebolan says:

      That’s outrageous. And I thought I couldn’t hate young commie jerk Cenk Uygur more.

      • On August 27, 2017 at 7:46 am,
        GH says:

        Sibel really calls him out. Good for her.

  26. On August 26, 2017 at 4:13 pm,
    bytal says:

    I think you guys should keep it up with the politics side of things. If not every weekend, maybe do it bi-weekly instead. At least while the metals markets just keep going sideways. Once the markets really start picking up again, then maybe give politics more of a back seat and pay more attention to the economics/markets side.

    • On August 26, 2017 at 7:04 pm,
      CFS says:

      I believe politics gets dated a lot faster than resources and stocks.

      • On August 28, 2017 at 3:54 pm,
        Big Al says:

        I have to admit that I too, drink a bit of that flavor.

        I will make it a point to get folks from the other side.

      • On August 28, 2017 at 3:55 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Becomes dated on an almost daily basis. That is why Big Al needs to editorialize daily.

  27. On August 26, 2017 at 4:35 pm,
    Excelsior says:

    Gold Stocks Quietly Leading Gold
    by @TheDailyGold (Jordan Roy-Byrne) on August 26, 2017

    “The most important recent development in precious metals could be the renewed relative strength in the gold stocks. Volatility has been very low and Gold has yet to break $1300/oz but the gold stocks have managed to reverse their previous underperformance. They were lagging badly from late winter through spring. Ratio charts (not shown) show that the underperformance ended in May and the outperformance began only days ago. If that holds up into September and Gold breaks above $1300/oz then the gold stocks could enjoy strong gains over the weeks ahead.”


    • On August 26, 2017 at 4:38 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      Gold Juniors’ Q2’17 Fundamentals

      Adam Hamilton – Aug 25, 2017

      “The junior gold miners’ stocks have spent months grinding sideways near lows, sapping confidence and breeding widespread bearishness. The entire precious-metals sector has been left for dead, eclipsed by the dazzling Trumphoria stock-market rally. But traders need to keep their eyes on the fundamental ball so herd sentiment doesn’t mislead them. The juniors recently reported Q2 earnings, and enjoyed strong results.”


      • On August 26, 2017 at 4:42 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        Silver Surging: Price Gains Unleashed

        “The bottom line is we’ve entered that unique stretch of time in which silver is absurdly cheap and will outperform all other metals for a brief—but insanely profitable—time frame.”

        “I want to show you three major components of this bullish silver move and the one obvious conclusion to draw from them:”

        1. The Gold-to-Silver Ratio: As you can see in the chart above, the 80:1 support for silver is like a brick wall, and when reaching it, silver bounces back and outperforms gold for one to three years.

        The key to understanding momentum and capturing these invaluable moments is that junior mining shares outperform both of the metals when silver outperforms gold.

        Let me repeat: When silver outperforms gold, the mining shares outperform them both radically.

        2. ETFs and Institutional Buying: You can rest assured that we’re not the only professionals who are reading the map correctly and connecting the dots.

        3. Sentiment: Some investors are permanent bulls on precious metals, which is a horrible mistake, specifically with natural resources, which are cyclical by nature.

        It’s exactly why we sometimes avoid new investments altogether, at other times we short ETFs, and sometimes we decide to dollar-cost average into quality companies. When all the lights turn green, we know how to get aggressive.

        “The best time to become focused and zoned in is when your peer investors are fed up, and this is happening now.”


  28. On August 26, 2017 at 4:53 pm,
    Excelsior says:

    > Don’t Rock the Boat

    Gary Wagner – August 25, 2017

    #VIDEO #Charts #Gold #Dollar


  29. On August 26, 2017 at 4:59 pm,
    Excelsior says:

    Copper price rally is only gathering momentum
    Frik Els | 2 days ago


  30. On August 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm,
    Excelsior says:

    Cobalt sulphate prices continue rise on battery demand, metal remains stable
    Benchmark Mineral Intelligence | a day ago


  31. On August 27, 2017 at 3:41 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Yellen Reveals She Also Does Not Understand Why it all Crashed in 2007-2010

    The head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, has warned politicians against turning back financial market regulation. She has warned that any adjustments to the framework should be discreet. The Jackson Hole gathering turned out to be financially tense. Yellen admonished politicians stating bluntly that this is a question of preserving the “increased resilience of the financial system” through the course of reforms. Some were expecting Yellen to point the finger at lower interest rate monetary policy of past Chairmen, but she did not. She was addressing the issues of regulation reform being suggested by Trump’s people. Indeed, Trump has ordered that the Wall Street reforms of 2010 be reviewed.

    Many suspect that Yellen’s speech will be her last. She essentially disagreed with the position of Trump and Congressional Republicans that the regulatory burden is strangling lending and has hamstrung the economy under Dodd-Frank, which gave the financial supervision far greater power, yet remain bewildered and in the dark concerning the causes of the 2007-2010 crash. Trump is absolutely correct that Dodd-Frank cannot truly function properly and it is so far off the mark, it is simply slowing down the economy. Yellen also said in Jackson Hole that some people were obviously forgetting how expensive the crisis had been.

    The entire regulation took aim at only the results and not the cause of the crash.


    • On August 27, 2017 at 8:28 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      People need to stop giving any credit to dumbo Yellen….. Fed is complete False weights and measures, some people need to get real…..

      • On August 27, 2017 at 8:57 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:
        • On August 27, 2017 at 9:08 am,
          CFS says:

          It’s just a fictional movie for goodness sake!
          It happens to be a good one that got a lot of Oscars. 8, I think, out of 12 nominations beating out the Wizard of Oz, which was also released in ’39.
          If I was living in Memphis, I would boycott that theatre, as being run by morons.

          • On August 27, 2017 at 9:10 am,
            CFS says:

            Also for the FIRST time a black actress won an Oscar.
            (So that theater must be Racist!)

          • On August 27, 2017 at 9:11 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Ditto on the morons………

          • On August 27, 2017 at 9:14 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Elvis records….will be ban from singing amazing grace at graceland……

        • On August 28, 2017 at 4:03 pm,
          Big Al says:

          A best selling novel and a great motion picture depicting life in the South and it is banned. Now there is a great example of suppressing the truth.

    • On August 28, 2017 at 4:01 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Having been a Director of a publicly traded bank, I can tell you that because of the human element a certain amount of regulation is appropriate.

  32. On August 27, 2017 at 6:52 am,
    CFS says:
  33. On August 27, 2017 at 6:58 am,
    CFS says:

    The Greg Hunter-Steve Quayle interview is a MUST watch:


    • On August 27, 2017 at 8:26 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      ditto +1

      • On August 27, 2017 at 10:32 am,
        b says:

        Quayle brings religion into it.
        The U.S. stopped being christian?
        uummm, when did that happen?

        I dont like the religions, I see too much deception in them, unless Buddism is considered a religion.
        I think its more of a way of life than a religion tho.

        I dont think whats happening has to do with religion, even if ya can work it to seem that way.
        I think its simply about power and greed, basic human.

        • On August 27, 2017 at 3:03 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Matthew 7:13-14King James Version (KJV)

          13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

          14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

          • On August 27, 2017 at 3:33 pm,
            b says:


    • On August 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm,
      Matthew says:

      Steve Quayle’s daughter:


  34. On August 27, 2017 at 9:01 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:
  35. On August 27, 2017 at 9:09 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Worth mentioning again………..9/11 coming up bushy should be convicted….along with the rest,……insurance fraud,war crimes and murder,death of 3000 people.

    • On August 27, 2017 at 9:24 am,
      CFS says:

      Well, if both the Bushes are indicted for crimes against humanity, how about Obama, for murder by drone, clearly an international crime under the International convention on Human Rights AND also the Geneva Convention.

      • On August 27, 2017 at 9:43 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Barry Obama…. needs to be indited for impersonation of being a president, fake ID, birth certificate, and stolen social security cards……….on top of all you mentioned.

  36. On August 27, 2017 at 9:22 am,
    b says:

    “America is now a dangerous nation.” This is the title of an article written by the journalist Gideon Rachman in the Financial Times last week. He goes on to declare: “Under Donald Trump, America looks like a dangerous nation.”

    I thought the idea of NOW america is a dangerous nation, was funny.
    What the heck did he think the U.S. was prior to Trump?
    Just thought I would share the laff.

    The list does not include the 1801-1805 US Marine Barbary War operations against Barbary pirates based in Morocco , Algeria , Tunisia and Libya , and also ignores massive US subversion of virtually all countries in the world.

    (1) American Indian nations (1776 onwards, American Indian Genocide; 1803, Louisiana Purchase; 1844, Indians banned from east of the Mississippi; 1861 onwards, California genocide; 1890, Lakota Indians massacre), (2) Mexico (1836-1846; 1913; 1914-1918; 1923), (3) Nicaragua (1856-1857; 1894; 1896; 1898; 1899; 1907; 1910; 1912-1933; 1981-1990), (4) American forces deployed against Americans (1861-1865, Civil War; 1892; 1894; 1898; 1899-1901; 1901; 1914; 1915; 1920-1921; 1932; 1943; 1967; 1968; 1970; 1973; 1992; 2001), (5), Argentina (1890), (6), Chile (1891; 1973), (7) Haiti (1891; 1914-1934; 1994; 2004-2005), (8) Hawaii (1893-), (9) China (1895-1895; 1898-1900; 1911-1941; 1922-1927; 1927-1934; 1948-1949; 1951-1953; 1958), (10) Korea (1894-1896; 1904-1905; 1951-1953), (11) Panama (1895; 1901-1914; 1908; 1912; 1918-1920; 1925; 1958; 1964; 1989-), (12) Philippines (1898-1910; 1948-1954; 1989; 2002-), (13) Cuba (1898-1902; 1906-1909; 1912; 1917-1933; 1961; 1962), (14) Puerto Rico (1898-; 1950; ); (15) Guam (1898-), (16) Samoa (1899-), (17) Honduras (1903; 1907; 1911; 1912; 1919; 1924-1925; 1983-1989), (18) Dominican Republic (1903-1904; 1914; 1916-1924; 1965-1966), (19) Germany (1917-1918; 1941-1945; 1948; 1961), (20) Russia (1918-1922), (21) Yugoslavia (1919; 1946; 1992-1994; 1999), (22) Guatemala (1920; 1954; 1966-1967), (23) Turkey (1922), (24) El Salvador (1932; 1981-1992), (25) Italy (1941-1945); (26) Morocco (1941-1945), (27) France (1941-1945), (28) Algeria (1941-1945), (29) Tunisia (1941-1945), (30) Libya (1941-1945; 1981; 1986; 1989; 2011), (31) Egypt (1941-1945; 1956; 1967; 1973; 2013), (32) India (1941-1945), (33) Burma (1941-1945), (34) Micronesia (1941-1945), (35) Papua New Guinea (1941-1945), (36) Vanuatu (1941-1945), (37) Austria (1941-1945), (38) Hungary (1941-1945), (39) Japan (1941-1945), (40) Iran (1946; 1953; 1980; 1984; 1987-1988; ), (41) Uruguay (1947), (42) Greece (1947-1949), (43) Vietnam (1954; 1960-1975), (44) Lebanon (1958; 1982-1984), (45) Iraq (1958; 1963; 1990-1991; 1990-2003; 1998; 2003-2011), (46) Laos (1962-), (47) Indonesia (1965), (48) Cambodia (1969-1975; 1975), (49) Oman (1970), (50) Laos (1971-1973), (51) Angola (1976-1992), (52) Grenada (1983-1984), (53) Bolivia (1986; ), (54) Virgin Islands (1989), (55) Liberia (1990; 1997; 2003), (56) Saudi Arabia (1990-1991), (57) Kuwait (1991), (58) Somalia (1992-1994; 2006), (59) Bosnia (1993-), (60) Zaire (Congo) (1996-1997), (61) Albania (1997), (62) Sudan (1998), (63) Afghanistan (1998; 2001-), (64) Yemen (2000; 2002-), (65) Macedonia (2001), (66) Colombia (2002-), (67) Pakistan (2005-), (68) Syria (2008; 2011-), (69) Uganda (2011), (70) Mali (2013), (71) Niger (2013).

    The human cost of these US interventions has been horrendous.

    • On August 27, 2017 at 9:49 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Just part of the Pilgrim Society…….take over established in England

    • On August 27, 2017 at 9:57 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:
      • On August 27, 2017 at 9:59 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Fill us in on these Canadian citizens…..do they still have their land….just wondering

        • On August 27, 2017 at 10:40 am,
          b says:

          Native people of canada got totally screwed over.

          Especially considering that without the aboriginals Canada wouldnt exist as a nation.

  37. On August 27, 2017 at 9:33 am,
    CFS says:


    Obviously the world recognizes the USA as a world Superpower and with that goes recognition of the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency.
    Many people and most of the media throughout the world doubt that Trump will “make America great again”.
    But what does that slogan actually mean?

    I would guess for most it would mean to re-industrialize and have America become the world’s greatest manufacturer again.
    When competing against third world countries where wages may be as low as a dollar a day, for production of low technology goods, that is a very big ask, even with the highest level of automation and mass production.
    It seems that part of the problem may be solved by reducing the value of the dollar, and certainly a trade imbalance and high debt load seems aimed at lowering the value of the dollar, even if it raises imported raw material prices.
    Trump appears to want a decrease in the value of the dollar, by hiw jaw-boning/ tweeting, but that alone is insufficient action to re-establish “greatness”. The other two centers of power in the US seem determine to stop any legislative action, such as stimulation via tax reduction, so it appears his chances on making America great again are minimal; although it will not be his fault, as many of the electorate will understand.

    • On August 28, 2017 at 6:15 am,
      GH says:

      In terms of ‘Making America Great Again’…

      If by that we mean a return to our former economic glory, Hugo Salinas Price makes it crystal clear how the post-WWII monetary system prevents that:


      “What happened to America was a Greek tragedy writ large. By its own hand, the US has destroyed itself. Its huge advantage – the right to issue the world’s fundamental money, the dollar – turned into the sword which disemboweled its own guts.

      There will be no “make America great again”. President Trump will fail utterly, in re-industrializing the US: that cannot possibly happen unless the dollar ceases being the world’s reserve currency. Huge fissures in the social make-up of the US are surfacing. The rest of the world looks on in shock, as it contemplates what is going on in the US.”

      • On August 28, 2017 at 4:12 pm,
        Big Al says:

        People who enforce laws are very often unpopular because there will always be someone who out of political correctness will complain about the enforcement. So I would say that political correctness is what will keep America from Being Great as it was in the past.

        • On August 29, 2017 at 5:30 am,
          GH says:

          I fully agree, Al, on political correctness, though Hugo Salinas-Price is talking about something else, more about the simple mechanics of our global monetary system.

          Military historian William S. Lind traces the genesis of political correctness in America back to the Frankfurt School, that fled from German to the US in 1933:


  38. On August 27, 2017 at 11:37 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    https://www.jsmineset.com/…………….Fair Weights and Measures…..for a good laugh

  39. On August 27, 2017 at 11:42 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:
    • On August 27, 2017 at 2:59 pm,
      CFS says:

      “But flip-flopping former Fed Chairs is nothing new once they leave office…”

      Let’s face it, Chairfolks of the Federal Reserve were little more than paid mouth-pieces of the corrupt banking system. Once a prostitute, always a prostitute?

      • On August 27, 2017 at 3:11 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Proverbs 12:22New International Version (NIV)

        22 The Lord detests lying lips,
        but he delights in people who are trustworthy.

        • On August 28, 2017 at 4:14 pm,
          Big Al says:

          Amen, Jerry!

      • On August 28, 2017 at 6:19 am,
        GH says:

        Stop insulting prostitutes, CFS! 😉

        • On August 28, 2017 at 4:15 pm,
          Big Al says:

          GH, Remember the Samaritan Woman and her conversion.

  40. On August 27, 2017 at 12:18 pm,
    Silverdollar says:

    Thanks Al especially for Seg. 4 (Jesse) and 5, McAdams. Don’t listen to your friend McKinney much. One can pick up his ideas anytime in MMM. Also, never forget that Lt. Colonels are a dime a dozen and internally known as the chief ass-kissers of the Generals…………Those that can’t climb the ladder, retire and become consultants! JMO

    • On August 28, 2017 at 4:17 pm,
      Big Al says:

      I perhaps have neglected to mention that Jim retired because he felt that he could not support the system. I am pretty impressed by that action on his part. Agree or disagree, it does show character.

  41. On August 27, 2017 at 1:58 pm,
    Ebolan says:

    Banksters and Apple are now giving money to the Soviet Poverty Law Center. Gotta hand it to Morris Dees, he’s a scum bag but sure knows how to rake in millions of his intimidation and propaganda.


    Had the companies done a bit of homework, they’d have discovered the SPLC isn’t even considered a sound charity. Karl Zinsmeister excoriated the outfit in a recent article for Philanthropy Roundtable: “Its two largest expenses are propaganda operations: creating its annual list of ‘haters’ and ‘extremists,’ and running a big effort that pushes ‘tolerance education’ through more than 400,000 public-school teachers. And the single biggest effort undertaken by the SPLC? Fundraising. On the organization’s 2015 IRS 990 form it declared $10 million of direct fundraising expenses, far more than it has ever spent on legal services.”

    Apple did not return a call to its media center. J.P. Morgan Chase, in an emailed statement, said only that it has a “long history of supporting a range of organizations that are committed to addressing inequality.”

    The corporate donations are nonetheless appalling, as they legitimize a group that already exercises inappropriate influence. The SPLC’s list is cited regularly by the media and congressional Democrats, ignorant or uncaring of its falsehoods. The charity tracker GuideStar for a time attached warning labels to philanthropies flagged by the SPLC.

    • On August 28, 2017 at 4:18 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Ask Chris Temple about his experience with this organization.

  42. On August 27, 2017 at 2:53 pm,
    CFS says:
    • On August 27, 2017 at 3:19 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      RON PAUL NOT SUITABLE , …..that is a good one…….political correctness for the deeper state hack…….

      Greg Mannorino…….calls it quits at UTUBE also., things are really starting to happen…the deep state can not stand it.

      • On August 28, 2017 at 6:25 am,
        GH says:

        Time to find a better platform than Youtube.

        All these utilities–search engines, social media, video repositories, etc.–need to be replaced with a-political, uncontrollable, and privacy-friendly platforms.

        The dinosaurs, like google, facebook, youtube, and even amazon serve the interests of a bad crowd.

        • On August 28, 2017 at 8:10 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:


  43. On August 27, 2017 at 3:18 pm,
    Dick Tracy says:

    The Baby Boomers have pretty much ruined the World before they pass it on to the next generation. They will hand over this place knocked to pieces, leaky, red hot, on the verge of blowing up, thinking that the new generation should have the same attitude as when they received it. Of course the new generation will but only this time we are handing them our failures which we thought when we were younger that we were smart enough to fix. Boy, have ” The Baby Boomers” really screwed up, but our generation thinks that we didn’t. That is the failure of the human psyche. DT

    • On August 27, 2017 at 3:21 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      I wasn’t around in 1913………

      • On August 27, 2017 at 3:23 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Real simple………debt is the problem……so just call for a Debt Jubilee…..

        • On August 27, 2017 at 3:25 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          According to the DEBT CLOCK………there is $127 Trillion in unfunded liabilities …..retirees just need to suck it up and keep working……there is not such thing a retirement in the bible.

          • On August 27, 2017 at 3:25 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            not to no

          • On August 28, 2017 at 4:23 pm,
            Big Al says:

            Now that, Jerry, is a thought provoking point!

            When you stop and think about it a very interesting point because even though I don’t have nearly the cash flow that I had in the past, try as hard as I might I cannot retire.

            A good example is my spending upward of seven hours just todayI wou on our blog!

            I would go insane if I did not have all of you!

      • On August 27, 2017 at 3:37 pm,
        Dick Tracy says:

        You might have been around then, don’t you have a Hawaii birth certificate? DT

        • On August 27, 2017 at 3:47 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:


    • On August 27, 2017 at 3:57 pm,
      b says:

      baby boomers ruined the world?
      they didnt kill the buffalo or cod, the whales….
      the list of damage done prior to the boomers is endless.

      More fair might be the boomers continued the destruction.

      • On August 27, 2017 at 4:20 pm,
        Matthew says:

        The boomers killed logic and reason.

        • On August 27, 2017 at 5:02 pm,
          b says:

          u assume it existed.

          • On August 27, 2017 at 5:06 pm,
            Matthew says:

            Good point. Then let’s say the boomers wiped out what little of it there was. And that’s ok, btw, everything is cyclical and what has been, will be again.

          • On August 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm,
            b says:

            round and round we go.
            This one is new….I think.
            Aug 26 Scientists figure out how to make it rain diamonds Mining 321
            So much for de beers. lol
            Just interesting.

        • On August 28, 2017 at 4:25 pm,
          Big Al says:

          Of course, Matthew, many of the boomers did kill logic and reason and replaced it with political correctness.

  44. On August 27, 2017 at 4:13 pm,
    Dick Tracy says:

    Say it ain’t so Joe, Biden’s back but it looks like he has had dental implants, laser eye surgery, and facial reconstruction, is that you Joe or is that a Walmart robot. At $19.95 he still hasn’t proven he’s worth more. DT

  45. On August 27, 2017 at 5:20 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Operation Freedom Podcast: August 27

    Former CIA Clandestine Service Officer Robert David Steele


  46. On August 27, 2017 at 5:26 pm,
    b says:

    Anyone notice the storm in Texas?
    Sounds a little bigger than New Orleans.

    Storms might be getting bigger.

  47. On August 27, 2017 at 6:14 pm,
    cfs says:

    What do you do when law enforcers ignore the law?

    • On August 27, 2017 at 6:54 pm,
      b says:

      Pretend it doesnt happen.

      What does anyone do about the police in the states raping women on the street?
      or shooting people?
      or steeling their cash?

      Zero,nada,zilch…just pretend it doesnt happen.

      Ya really gotta wonder how long till a revolution happens.

      • On August 28, 2017 at 4:29 pm,
        Big Al says:

        b, please elaborate. Rape in the streets by police officers? I have not hear that one!

    • On August 28, 2017 at 4:28 pm,
      Big Al says:

      CFS, I would say: “move out of Chicago”!

  48. On August 27, 2017 at 8:34 pm,
    bonzo barzini says:

    Please send aid to Texas. I’m flooded in, although my house is still dry for now, and I’m about to run out of ice cream in 2 days. We are expecting another 25″ of rain by Thurs.
    Make it stop!

    • On August 27, 2017 at 8:45 pm,
      Ebolan says:

      Dang, sorry to hear this. Sounds like the ice cream will be the least of your worries…

      • On August 28, 2017 at 6:14 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Water World……….not looking good for a long time……hoping for the best for those in TEXAS

      • On August 28, 2017 at 8:30 am,
        bonzo barzini says:

        When the ice cream is gone I still have a large cache of dark chocolate. Also many jars of Greek olives, German sauerkraut and pickles, and canned wild sockeye salmon, and many jars of Santa Cruz organic peanut butter. I may have to move upstairs but I won’t starve.

        • On August 28, 2017 at 4:31 pm,
          Big Al says:


          I would personally be in big trouble if i ran out of IPA!

    • On August 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Another 25 inches by Thursday?

  49. On August 27, 2017 at 8:35 pm,
    Ebolan says:

    Any of you boys see this?

    YouTube “Economically Censors” Ron Paul, Labels Videos “Not Suitable” For All Advertisers


  50. On August 27, 2017 at 8:37 pm,
    Ebolan says:

    Dang, poor Peter Schiff sure had alot of ‘splaining to do because this kid knows so little…interview lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes.


    • On August 27, 2017 at 9:14 pm,
      b says:

      southfront had trouble with u tube, they moved to their own channel, still on utube but not everything they do.
      They moved from .com to .org as well.

      Its all just another step in the step by step the fascist know so well.
      We really could be going cashless too.

      Whats kinda neat is nobody is gonna do a darn thing about it.

      Maybe Putin maybe China….maybe.

  51. On August 28, 2017 at 12:59 am,
    Excelsior says:

    Overnight prices:

    Gold: $1302

    Silver: $17.15

    • On August 28, 2017 at 1:01 am,
      Excelsior says:

      Gold – crossing the Rubicon
      By Alasdair Macleod – August 24, 2017

      “Gold is challenging the $1300 level for the third time this year. If it breaks upwards out of this consolidation phase convincingly, it could be an important event, signalling a dollar that will continue to weaken.”


  52. On August 28, 2017 at 3:55 am,
    Ozibatla says:

    We shall see Excelsior. This battle has got the better of the bulls time and again. I hope your tip comes to fruition.

    • On August 28, 2017 at 5:20 am,
      Excelsior says:

      Hi Ozibatla. Yes, I agree the bulls have been battered and beaten time and time again, but the Gold low in Dec 2015 has not been broken for over a year and half now, and the 2016 low was a higher low. We are in the new bull market, but the last year was just a consolidation of the gains from the first half of 2016. Now everything is set up for Gold & Silver to make the next leg of the run.

      Gold has attempted to break out and close above $1300 twice before here in 2017, and Triple tops or bottoms are not nearly as common as double tops/bottoms, so I believe it will have the energy to get through this time and we are entering the seasonally strong period for the Precious Metals.

      So far in early hours Gold is still in the $1302-03 area and Silver is up higher to $17.22.

      US Dollar down to 92.49

  53. On August 28, 2017 at 6:09 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:
  54. On August 28, 2017 at 6:10 am,
    Ozibatla says:

    If 1300 holds for gold then the more important 1370 level becons. The dollar does look weak here and that could be a good buffer of support for gold and silver. Time for the bulls to make a stand.

  55. On August 28, 2017 at 6:20 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    $1307………and the Ricky , shaking hind leg quiver indicator at $1308.60….then the excitement begins…

    • On August 28, 2017 at 8:34 am,
      Excelsior says:

      Gold currently at $1312.

      • On August 28, 2017 at 12:02 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        no use getting excited………option expiry………

  56. On August 28, 2017 at 6:37 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Andy Hoffman…….bye , bye at Miles Franklin……

    • On August 28, 2017 at 6:39 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Someone should pick him up……….the guy is a great Rant Man……

      • On August 28, 2017 at 6:40 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Maybe Miles Franklin will be shutting their doors………anybody can sell silver….

  57. On August 28, 2017 at 7:12 am,
    cfs says:
    • On August 28, 2017 at 7:56 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      450,000 will need a hand out………..unemployment going up, oil going up, ….water going up.

      • On August 28, 2017 at 8:20 am,
        JohnK says:

        Mandatory evacuations around Houston. This is really a bad situation for the U.S 4th largest Metro.Not to mention the devastation in the Rockport,Aransas Pass area.

        • On August 28, 2017 at 8:54 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Values on Real estate are going to sink………bankruptcy are going to soar, and Banks are going to get hit…………..There is going to be a long term effect…..jmo

          • On August 28, 2017 at 8:58 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            100 yrs FLOOD PLAIN will be moved , and home owners are not going to be able to afford the flood insurance……..jmo

          • On August 28, 2017 at 8:59 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Those million dollar house, just took a hit…………..

          • On August 28, 2017 at 9:00 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:


    • On August 28, 2017 at 8:41 am,
      b says:

      I wonder what its going to be like living under a totally entrenched fascist system.

      • On August 28, 2017 at 8:50 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Americans do not have to worry,……..too many gun owners that do not like police over reach……

        • On August 28, 2017 at 9:07 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Police have a hard time with a small crowd , let along 60 million ticked off gun owners…jmo

  58. On August 28, 2017 at 8:08 am,
    cfs says:

    London closes and we have lift-off

  59. On August 28, 2017 at 8:14 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:


    • On August 28, 2017 at 8:19 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:
    • On August 28, 2017 at 8:35 am,
      Excelsior says:

      Gold currently at $1312.

      • On August 28, 2017 at 8:36 am,
        Excelsior says:
        • On August 28, 2017 at 8:37 am,
          Excelsior says:

          Kitco must be using a different month’s futures contract because they show $1307

          • On August 28, 2017 at 8:45 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Most gold dealers use kitco……..so what gives………I like the Yahoo number

          • On August 28, 2017 at 8:45 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Regardless, Gold & Silver are starting to break out and are at their highest prices in 2017.

            FALL RALLY is on…..

          • On August 28, 2017 at 8:46 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            I have never used Yahoo for a price quote………I might start…. 🙂

          • On August 28, 2017 at 8:47 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Watch for a LABOR DAY SMASH……….jmo

          • On August 28, 2017 at 8:49 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Kitco was off last week on a few different days as well. The Yahoo number is based on the Dec Futures contract.

            Either way – new 2017 highs and still breaking out. Miners are responding nicely for a change with many up 5-10%.

            We’ve said the last few months that the seasonally strong time for Gold is late August through October. Personally, I positioned for this move in July and kept adding in early August so this not a surprise and was anticipated.

          • On August 28, 2017 at 9:50 am,
            Wolfster says:

            Kitco uses the spot price…..

          • On August 28, 2017 at 10:38 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Spot is all I care about………..

          • On August 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Option Expiry……….

        • On August 28, 2017 at 8:52 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          I am set, and ready to spring…….. 🙂

        • On August 28, 2017 at 8:52 am,
          Excelsior says:

          #GOLD – 15 year Seasonality chart [2001 – 2015]


          • On August 28, 2017 at 9:11 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            These markets have a long ways to go…………

  60. On August 28, 2017 at 8:34 am,
    cfs says:
  61. On August 28, 2017 at 8:38 am,
    cfs says:
  62. On August 28, 2017 at 8:56 am,
    JohnK says:

    I think I just spotted “Nessie”

    • On August 28, 2017 at 9:03 am,
      Excelsior says:

      +1 Bull pennant action (aka – Lock Ness Monster Lives!)

  63. On August 28, 2017 at 9:02 am,
    Dick Tracy says:

    Americas Silver is doing a dance, it’s saying HEH look at me I’ve got bells on my toes. DING, DING, DING! DT

  64. On August 28, 2017 at 10:23 am,
    Matthew says:

    GDXJ is at an 89 (trading) day high and looking good…


  65. On August 28, 2017 at 10:26 am,
    Matthew says:
  66. On August 28, 2017 at 2:24 pm,
    Ozibatla says:

    Well Excelsior a good day for gold and silver. Can they hold and follow through? Jerry has a good point that options expiry is due so watch for that. Im still cautious here bit things are looking a little brighter.

    • On August 28, 2017 at 4:03 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      Hi Ozibatla. Yes, It was a great day!

      Gold did blast through the resistance (as expected because Triple Tops are a very rare thing), and normally on the 3rd attempt at resistance or support the level is broken.

      As we’ve discussed the weakening dollar has helped out, and this is the exact time of year the the Precious Metals rally on a seasonal basis.

      I loved the action today, and hope everyone was adding to their positions over the last few weeks at the end of the Summer Doldrums and were able to capitalize on days like today. There will be more to come.

  67. On August 28, 2017 at 7:11 pm,
    Ozibatla says:

    Its interesting, whilst the dollar was off today, its decline didnt seem to justify the jump in gold and silver. Other factors could be at play here. If gold can get a couple of consecutive closing days well above 1300 that bodes well for the future. Like you mentioned, maybe some seasonal bias is helping the PMs

  68. On August 30, 2017 at 3:57 pm,
    Victor says:

    If you’re considering changing the format of the show after Labor Day, I would prefer more emphasis on economics and finance, and less on politics. I visit this site because I invest in precious metals and mining shares, and I find the interviews with mining executives and industry insiders to be much more useful then the back-and-forth of politics.