Weekend Show – Sat 31 Mar, 2018

Volatility Across The Board – Here Is What’s Important

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I first want to wish everyone a happy Easter weekend and thank you for listening in!

The major market moves this week was the pullback in long term rates and the US markets. We also saw some volatility creep into the metals markets with gold unfortunately pulling back from a potential breakout level. Overall we are seeing investors taking a more defensive approach with their portfolios.

Please keep in touch by emailing me at Fleck@kereport.com. I love hearing from everyone! Let me know what companies, news and guests you would like our comments on.

  • Segment 1: Trader Vic Sperandeo kicks off the weekend’s show with a focus on long term rates. Interestingly the 30 year yield is lower than when the first rate hike happened in December 2015.
  • Segment 2: A new guest to the show Raghee Horner, a futures and currency expert at Simpler Trading shares her thoughts on sector outliers and a buying opportunity for gold.
  • Segment 3: Doc and I look at a number of ratios focused on gold. These include Dow:Gold, Gold:Silver and Gold:HUI.
  • Segment 4: A round table discussion wraps up the show. I chat with The Junior Miner Junky David Erfle and Revival Gold’s President and CEO Hugh Argo. We look at the metals sector from an executive vs newsletter writer level.
  • Segment 5: Tudor Dixon CEO of Lumen Student News talks about her organization which teaches young people to be informed and to think for themselves.
  • Segment 6: Jeff Ferry discusses the new trade agreement with South Korea.
  • Segment 7: Dr. John Huber discusses the lack of privacy made possible by many electronic devices.
  • Segment 8: We talk with Sally Pipes Chief Executive of the Pacific Research Institute about American healthcare.

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Featuring:
Victor SperandeoRichard PostmaDave ErfleTudor DixonJeff FerryJohn Huber
Sally PipesCory FleckAl Korelin

Comments:
  1. On March 31, 2018 at 3:49 am,
    Skeeta says:

    Thanks for the show as always fella’s
    Much appreciated.
    Greetings from Home this time,
    Been back for an hour now, after a month abroad there really is nothing like getting back to your own home.
    …the 2 dogs were glad to see me too !!
    Cheers.

    • On March 31, 2018 at 9:15 am,
      Excelsior says:

      +2

    • On March 31, 2018 at 10:07 am,
      Big Al says:

      Thanks Skeeta. Trust that you had a good trip!

      • On April 1, 2018 at 12:48 am,
        Skeeta says:

        I did Big Al,
        Thanks.
        My Country is very young compared to Europe.
        I was once again blown away with what I saw on my trip.
        But more importantly a month away on the road made me confirm what great kids I & the Wife have.
        We are both truly blessed.
        It was lovely to share both the time away & all the sights that went with it with them.
        Cheers.

  2. On March 31, 2018 at 4:25 am,
    CFS says:

    Easter greetings to one and all.

    • On March 31, 2018 at 4:27 am,
      Skeeta says:

      Yes +1

    • On March 31, 2018 at 8:19 am,
      Excelsior says:
      • On March 31, 2018 at 8:19 am,
        Excelsior says:
      • On March 31, 2018 at 8:24 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        I was not going to bring that up……and spoil everyone’s weekend……. 🙂

        • On March 31, 2018 at 8:30 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          26For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

          27As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 8:47 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Thanks for posting……….I am glad you posted……….really…….

          • On March 31, 2018 at 8:48 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            oops …..wrong spot

          • On March 31, 2018 at 8:49 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Cheers OOTB, The BOOT, the Claw, the Long, and the Contrarians Contrarian!

            P.S. – Please say hi to Frank from moscow for me 😉

        • On March 31, 2018 at 8:40 am,
          Excelsior says:

          Understood OOTB, but it doesn’t ruin anything to trace the roots of where traditions came from. ” It is what it is” as they say….

          Here we’ll keep it lighthearted with a Cadbury Egg commercial showing the “Easter Bunny laying Eggs”. 😉

          Classic 1983 Cadbury Egg Bunny Commercial

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6MxXx0ExOk

          • On March 31, 2018 at 8:47 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Thanks for posting……….I am glad you posted……….really…….

          • On March 31, 2018 at 8:50 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Thanks. Just a little weekend reading…. Ever Upward!

          • On March 31, 2018 at 8:54 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Cheers……..EX…..have a wonderful weekend……..

      • On March 31, 2018 at 10:13 am,
        Big Al says:

        A little research: However, there is absolutely no conclusive connection between the pagan goddess Ishtar and the Christian celebration of Easter. Any theory that Easter is named after Ishtar is pure speculation. There is also no proof that Ishtar was ever associated with eggs or rabbits as symbols. In fact, Ishtar’s sacred animal seems to have been the lion.

        • On March 31, 2018 at 10:31 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          How about the Easter bunny……. 🙂

          • On March 31, 2018 at 10:55 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            HERE IS A GOOD READ
            http://cgi.org/new-page-56/

          • On March 31, 2018 at 2:14 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Big Al you didn’t do very much research then as she is absolutely associated with eggs, and her son Tammuz was associated with rabbits and fertility. In ancient Sumerian Ishtar / Inanna was said to have ridden into battle naked on the back of a lion and was a fierce warrior, but she was often depicted inside an egg or with eggs, and her son the rabbit.

            Ishtar was also known as Inanna, Eshara, Ostara, Astaroth, and Semiramis and the mythology in many older religions like the Sumerians, Hittites, Akkadians, Babylonians, Phonetician/Canaanites is that she was immaculately conceived and born in a Moon Egg. It became the Ishtar Egg. It was a Spring celebration, like St Patricks Day that was simply laid upon older pagan holidays, and like Passover and the Christian Celebration of Easter. It is no different that how Christmas is directly linked to so many Winter Solstice pagan celebrations, and merged with the festival of St Nicholas. As early Christianity spread into new lands, especially by the Catholic church, it often assimilated and incorporated key events into existing pagan events. Nothing new there…

            If you had read the article posted above, it one of thousands that agrees on some of the following:

            _____________________________

            She taught that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28 day cycle and ovulated when full.

            She further claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River.

            This was to have happened at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox.

            Semiramis became known as “Ishtar” which is pronounced “Easter”, and her moon egg became known as “Ishtar’s” egg.”

            Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal that caused her to conceive.

            The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz.

            Tammuz was noted to be especially fond of rabbits, and they became sacred in the ancient religion, because Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his supposed father, became a hunter.

            The day came when Tammuz was killed by a wild pig.

            Queen Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal, and that the two of them would be with the worshippers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son and Spirit.

        • On March 31, 2018 at 10:41 am,
          b says:

          I havnt got the books anymore, but Ive read that easter was taken from a festival of spring, renewell etc Celebrating the goddess ester.

          I guess a few things in christianity were taken from “pagans”…the popular stuff, so as to make it more acceptable. Some people have called christianity “the stolen religion”

          Also, the word religion itself first had the meaning of being kept from truth, thats why they called it religion.(someone just posted some one saying as much,forget who)

          Ahhh, what do pagans know?

          • On March 31, 2018 at 10:46 am,
            b says:

            and the eggs were used for divination, that might be occult for some people but originally divination meant to commune with the divine. spooky stuff.

            meanings of words change tho.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 11:02 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            see post above…………

      • On March 31, 2018 at 10:50 am,
        Big Al says:

        Morning folks from the Desert for our last day here.

        As most of you are aware, I am a practicing (as much as i can) Christian. Easter, to me is an important Holiday because of what I personally believe. Easter bunnies and the like are completely inconsequntial to me. I grew up in the Russian Orthodox faith and, believe me to myself and my parrents easter bunnies and the like did not represent the Holiday.

        I personally think that it is a real stretch to combine in any sense Ishtar and Easter. But then again, as you all know, Big Al listens to every side of every story. The conclusions that Big Al comes to are his business just as your conclusions are your personal business.

        For those of you who share my philosophy, I wish you all very Happy and Sacred Easter.

        • On March 31, 2018 at 10:59 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is very important…….
          Death , burial, and resurrection…..
          http://cgi.org/new-page-56/

          • On March 31, 2018 at 2:25 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Big Al spend some time doing actual research for more than 10 minutes and you’ll see how closely associated Ishtar and all her other derivations from Ostara to Semiramis was associated with the “moon EGG” she was said to have been immaculately conceived in. It was eventually called “Ishtar’s Egg” or “Eostre’s Egg”.

            Her son Tammuz was associated with fertility and the Rabbit. They were often pictured together as noted above in about a dozen links.

            It was a pagan spring festival for the Spring Equinox, just like St Patrick’s and Easter are holidays that were eventually overlaid on this spring ritual. Most cultures in the world celebrated the coming of spring, fertility, and even resurrection of their deities. Nothing new about this and it isn’t a stretch, it is fairly well documented in cultures all over the world. The Jews were enslaved by Babylonians and Egyptians, and intertwined with Phoenician/Canaanites and simply wove those stories into their own hero myths of “new life.”

            To the renewal of Life and love and prosperity. Cheers!

          • On March 31, 2018 at 2:27 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            In those ancient times, there was a man named Nimrod, who was the grandson of one of Noah’s son named Ham.

            Ham had a son named Cush who married a woman named Semiramis.Cush and Semiramis then had a son named him “Nimrod.”

            After the death of his father, Nimrod married his own mother and became a powerful King.

            The Bible tells of of this man, Nimrod, in Genesis 10:8-10 as follows: “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad,and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.”

            Nimrod became a god-man to the people and Semiramis, his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon.

            Nimrod was eventually killed by an enemy, and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom.

            Semiramis had all of the parts gathered, except for one part that could not be found.

            That missing part was his reproductive organ. Semiramis claimed that Nimrod could not come back to life without it and told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called “Baal”, the sun god.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 2:30 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            It is a very similar story to Isis and her husband Osiris, who was cut into pieces and then resurrected. Their son Horus shares many characteristics of Jesus. Horus’s enemy was Set. Jesus’s enemy Satan. Horus was the son of God…. etc….

            It’s all a very old story, but some people of course identify most closely with their hometown team. Nothing wrong with that, but is amusing when they think their culture has this isolated unique story, when all those cultural ideas and motifs have been woven in sacred stories for ages, and often ones much older than the modern day incarnations of them.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 2:31 pm,
            Excelsior says:
          • On March 31, 2018 at 2:46 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            As a reminder, the Jews were enslaved by the Egyptians for some time and simply wove their stories into their own myths. It’s happened all through time where one culture appropriates pieces of another an makes it their own.

            It is just like in Egypt when the moon was in it’s lower quarter (wet moon) called Argha Noa. Every year at this time the Nile river would flood, it would bring the “waters of chaos” that would FLOOD the entire area (it probably seemed like the whole world was flooding). The floods would deposit silt all over the lands near the life-giving Nile river, and food could be grown and sustain life. They had a celebration about this flood called the Argha Noa celebration. The Jews simply retold the story in the Torah as Noah’s Ark with the flood.

            ** Didn’t you ever play “whisper down the lane” as a kid? 😉

          • On March 31, 2018 at 3:07 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            The creators of this hoax, meme, fallacy, hype (you choose the term) have taken a page from the writers of the original Star Trek, where Spock will list four philosophers, three from the fictional Star Trek Universe, and one from earth history, like Socrates to draw parallels and create verisimilitude. In this instance, there is a case to be made for Amun=Amen. But not the rest. But by drawing the parallels, they create a fallacy of comparison, so that the uneducated person will think it is logical.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 3:08 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            above is taken from the artihttps://www.eyeofhorus.biz/power-of-myth/horus-and-jesus-the-egyptian-revelation/cle

          • On March 31, 2018 at 4:52 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Jesus and Horus similarities (obviously the myths of Horus are much older and predate Jesus).

            http://wp.production.patheos.com/blogs/waterintowine/files/2015/06/Horus.jpg

          • On March 31, 2018 at 4:54 pm,
            Excelsior says:
          • On March 31, 2018 at 4:55 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Similarities of Jesus with the Gods of old with Dec 25th birthdays (which is really the Sun’s birthday) and resurrection stories and miracles, etc…

            https://i.pinimg.com/736x/37/de/fe/37defe51ec2735e51becdf9e1411de68.jpg

          • On March 31, 2018 at 4:57 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Egyptian beliefs that show up in later Christian stories. (myths are often recycled)

            http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r217/gneiss2007/AncientEgypttheLightoftheWorld-byGe.jpg

          • On March 31, 2018 at 5:01 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Oops. Sorry one of the links above was a duplicate.

            Here’s Isis & Horus / Mary & Jesus. It isn’t a mirror match as there were many other cultures that affected the Jewish tribe (like Zoroastrianism and Babylonian and Sumerian) but there are many Egyptian similarities that were woven into the fabric of the story. This is also true of how the ancient sons of god were described in many other cultures as well. It’s what happens when people share stories from culture to culture…

          • On March 31, 2018 at 5:08 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Jesus was referred to as the “chief cornerstone” (i.e., capstone) – a reference to an Egyptian pyramid. The chief cornerstone of the pyramid is same symbol for Horus, the Egyptian god and savior. Like the Egyptian pharoah, Jesus was called a “shepherd” who rules the nations with a staff. Horus was a popular Egyptian god who was the son of Osiris and Isis. Osiris and Horus were both solar deities. Osiris was the setting sun, Horus the rising sun. Jesus is the rising Son and the morning star. The pharoah was considered to be an incarnation of Horus (also known as “Amen-Ra,” the sun god). In the same way, Jesus is considered to be the incarnation of his heavenly Father. Horus was the “lamb of God” who took away the sins of the world. Horus had an adversary named “Set”. Jesus’ adversary was “Satan”.

            The story of Horus can be found in “The Egyptian Book of the Dead” (also known as the “Papyrus of Ani”) written over 3,000 years before the birth of Christ.

            (More similarities follow)

            https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AwrBT4C9HsBaYkIA1mdXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTBzdWd2cWI5BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxMAR2dGlkAwRzZWMDc3I-?qid=20090730102525AAnrkwd&p=similarities%20of%20horus%20and%20jesus#

          • On March 31, 2018 at 5:35 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            It’s the same with Mithraic beliefs overlapping with Christian beliefs and
            so on… That is what what happens when people traveling the world and telling stories in different cultures utilize plot devices for the divine and keep layering them over different dieties.

            http://jdstone.org/cr/files/mithraschristianity.html

          • On March 31, 2018 at 6:02 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Mithra / Horus / Osirus / Dionysus / Tammuz / Adonis /Zoroaster / Perseus / Krishna all predate the Jesus story and it is easy to see where ideas were borrowed and laid upon the life of Yeshua ben Josef (Joseph). It really is more of a compliment than a put down.

            It was not an uncommon thing to do in those times of oral traditions to take a key character in another story and give those same attributes to the new character. We see the same thing in modern day story-telling and films all the time.

            Now obviously these stories and parallels between different deities are not going to be mirror matches, or match on every single line item, as some of the stories are separated by hundreds or thousands of years, but the essence is there.

            * The key takeaway is that there must have been something very special about Yeshua to have caused ancient peoples to equate to his life with the same kinds of divine stories of old and it is still resonating with people today.

            Peace and love to all on this Easter / Passover weekend.

        • On March 31, 2018 at 11:01 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          For God…….know the heart………

          • On March 31, 2018 at 1:28 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            knows….not know…….sorry

          • On March 31, 2018 at 5:28 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:
          • On March 31, 2018 at 5:29 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Horus Manure: Debunking the Jesus/Horus Connection

          • On March 31, 2018 at 5:37 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            But the early Christians, even if they had wanted to base the Gospels on the Horus myths, would have had no way to do so. They might have known what was believed about Horus in the Egypt of their day, but they would have had no access to the endless variations of the stories that laid buried in the sands until archaeologists started digging them up in the 1800s.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 5:39 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Wonder who invented EGGNOG…….. 🙂

          • On March 31, 2018 at 5:50 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Of course there are people that post things that may have errors, and then the panicked debunkers come out an only harp on those few inaccuracies (ignoring all the blatant similarities). The point is that there are about 16 deities from cultures much older than Christian beliefs that have Dec 25th birthdays, important stars in the sky to mark their births, resurrection and ascension stories, miracles worked, 12 apostles or helpers (that match the 12 houses of the zodiac), etc… etc… The point is this is all the greatest story ever sold…. I mean told.

            We see the exact same reactions with any polarizing point that people make these days. Think about the 911 truthers versus debunkers, Uranium One scandal true believers vs debunker, or Fast & Furious, or Benghazi etc…. Each side presents a compelling case where there is too much smoke not to be a fire, and the debunkers use whatever nitpicking possible to try to discredit the entire point, (missing the forest [major point] because of getting stuck behind a few trees [minutiae of certain details] )

            What happens all through history is a truth bomb drops like “The Sun is the center of our Solar System not the Earth” and people go out of their way to tear it down, or find fault with little nuances.

            People have been killed or jailed or tortured for presenting ideas that were not popular with the masses (including Jesus), and so any controversial idea goes through 3 stages:

            “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” Arthur Schopenhauer

            Mithra / Horus / Osirus / Dionysus / Tammuz / Adonis /Zoroaster / Perseus / Krishna all predate the Jesus story and it is easy to see where ideas were borrowed and laid upon the life of Yeshua ben Josef (Joseph).

            It was not an uncommon thing to do in those times of oral traditions. No they are not going to be mirror matches as some of the stories are separated by hundreds or thousands of years, but the essence is there. The takeaway is that there must have been something special about Yeshua to have caused people to equate to his life the same kinds of divine stories of old and it is still resonating with people today.

            Peace and love to all on this Easter / Passover weekend.

        • On March 31, 2018 at 11:03 am,
          b says:

          We all have our beliefs. And happy easter to all it has meaning for.

          one of my beliefs, Is that creation encompasses all beliefs.

          Even the alien ones, from all the dimensions…….that ever did and will exist, alot of rooms in the mansion I hear. Something like that.

          Happy Easter.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 11:06 am,
            Big Al says:

            Not necessarily a “mansion” but biblically called “My Father’s House”

            You are a bright guy B!

          • On March 31, 2018 at 11:14 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            John 14:2 ►

            King James Version
            In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 1:18 pm,
            CFS says:

            There is no question that a majority of these practices have their origins in pagan customs. These customs were assimilated into Christian practices throughout the early centuries of the church. Alexander Hislop and Ralph Woodrow1 chronicled the insertion of these practices into the life of the church, especially appearing in the modern rituals of the Roman Catholic and other churches. The celebrations linked to the Catholic Church calendar are admittedly tied to pagan celebrations. Though there are problems with the reasoning in the writings of Hislop and Woodrow, many of their ideas regarding the symbols attached to Easter are confirmed, even by the Catholic Encyclopedia.

            Under the discussion of Easter in the Catholic Encyclopedia, we find statements like the following:

            The [use of Easter eggs] may have its origin in paganism, for a great many pagan customs, celebrating the return of spring, gravitated to Easter. The egg is the emblem of the germinating life of early spring.

            The rabbit is a pagan symbol and has always been an emblem of fertility. The Easter fire . . . is a custom of pagan origin in vogue all over Europe, signifying the victory of spring over winter. . . . The Church adopted the observance into the Easter ceremonies, referring it to the fiery column in the desert and to the Resurrection of Christ.2

            As the church spread throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe, it appears that the customs of various seasons and festivals were co-opted and incorporated into Christian practices.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 1:22 pm,
            CFS says:

            Not to be confused with New Catholic Encyclopedia.

            The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church,[1] also referred to as the Old Catholic Encyclopedia and the Original Catholic Encyclopedia,[2] is an English-language encyclopedia published in the United States and designed to serve the Roman Catholic Church. The first volume appeared in March 1907 and the last three volumes appeared in 1912, followed by a master index volume in 1914 and later supplementary volumes. It was designed “to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine”.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 2:31 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Military Might….change the early Church…..wonder why we have separation of church and state.
            Sadly, on a broader scale, the abandonment of the observance of God’s holy days has contributed to this greatly. Understanding the additional holy days throughout the year, their enriched meanings and sequence they portray, would clarify how each step in the salvation/atonement process is remarkably explained for our understanding and spiritual appreciation.

            SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFYING WHO MADE THE CHANGE
            After the Council of Nicaea, the Roman government became more entangled with the ecclesiastical matters of the Church, derailing it further from the original intent by multiple means. “Emperor Theodosius (A.D. 78-398) made Christianity the State Religion of the Roman Empire, and made church membership compulsory. This was the worst calamity that has ever befallen the Church. The forced conversion filled the churches with unregenerate people.. Christ had designed to conquer by purely spiritual and moral means. Up to this time conversion was voluntary, a genuine change in heart and life. But now the military spirit of Imperial Rome had entered the Church. The Church had conquered the Roman Empire. But in reality the Roman Empire had conquered the Church, by making the Church over into the image of the Roman Empire. The Church had changed its nature, had entered its great Apostasy (2 Thessalonians 2: 1-12), had become a political organization in the Spirit and pattern of Imperial Rome, and took its nose-dive into the millennium of Papal abominations. The Imperial Church of the 4th and 5th centuries had become an entirely different institution from the persecuted Church of the first three centuries. In its ambition to rule it lost and forgot the Spirit of Christ” (Halley’s Bible Handbook, “Paganization of the Church,” p. 760).

            Regrettably, the combination of Rome’s secular power and the integration of fertility symbols and observances, adopted from many of the existing pagan religions that saturated Rome, took its toll; and by means of forced compliance and/or persecution, marginalized the true Church, reducing its influence. Notice again, “Conversion of the Barbarians, the Goths, Vandals, and Huns who overthrew the Roman Empire accepted Christianity; but to a large extent their conversion was nominal and this further filled the Church with pagan pr

          • On March 31, 2018 at 2:32 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            filled the Church with pagan practices.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 2:48 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            much of the church just wove pagan stories and practices into their own. It is a 2 way street of multiple cultures in the ancient world influencing each other. Such is life….

          • On April 1, 2018 at 8:18 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Colossians 2:8-23 King James Version (KJV)
            8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

            9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

            10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

        • On March 31, 2018 at 2:34 pm,
          bonzo barzini says:

          Al, when your ancestors left Russia I hope they brought a Russian jeweled Easter egg with them. The Forbes museum in NYC used to have some, but they sold them for many millions when Forbes fell on hard times. The Tsar gave one to his wife every Easter.

  3. On March 31, 2018 at 5:48 am,
    Nigel says:

    yes Happy Easter to all.
    Hi Al, thanks for the show as always, I would be very happy if you did more segments on privacy, it’s been worrying me for the last few years. As you said it’s not that I have anything to hide but I don’t want to be data-mined. I had a weird experience a couple of weeks ago, someone hacked my credit cards and got the PIN numbers, which is very odd as I hadn’t used them in months, how is that possible? At least the credit card company caught it early on, but I guess it took quite a loss

    • On March 31, 2018 at 11:04 am,
      Big Al says:

      Hi Nigel,

      Our youngest daughter also got hacked for five thousand dollars. It took the bank two weeks to make it right and in the meantime Kathy and I had to cover her account. We will do more segments on this worrisome topic.

      • On March 31, 2018 at 3:56 pm,
        CFS says:

        Hint number one:

        Never use a windows computer for conducting significant business and banking.(That eliminates 99% of all hackers for a start.
        Don’t store passwords on your computer.
        (e.g. use post it notes inside your desk drawer or a diary)

  4. On March 31, 2018 at 6:37 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Happy Resurrection Day……..or soon to be……….

    • On March 31, 2018 at 11:07 am,
      Big Al says:

      And, also to you OOTB!

  5. On March 31, 2018 at 7:01 am,
    b says:

    Legendary investor and Chairman of Rogers Holdings Jim Rogers tells Silver Doctors gold could fall below $1,000…

    Jim Rogers interviewed by Silver Doctors

    • On March 31, 2018 at 7:54 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      NO way…………imo…….Could if the sky falls………..LOL

  6. On March 31, 2018 at 7:49 am,
    b says:

    smart TVs etc recording people isnt new info, I guess there is a setting that can turn it off, personally I wont own one.

    There are appliances that do the same thing, smart phones track you and record all, cameras at intersections,banks, retail outlets etc etc

    Ive spoken to alot of people about cash being our last piece of privacy, people dont see no privacy as an issue.

    Digital currency is considered “so easy”.

    Its a new world, girls are selling their virginity at auction now, they have so many bidders they have their choice of men.

    A pretty girl can get millions, can ya blame them?

    Whats that expression? “We aint in Kansas anymore”

    • On March 31, 2018 at 7:59 am,
      Excelsior says:

      If anyone wants to see just how much Google is tracking on each one of us, read this thread down. It gets more and more disturbing, but shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone:

      https://twitter.com/iamdylancurran/status/977559925680467968

      • On March 31, 2018 at 8:46 am,
        Excelsior says:

        DT – better be careful as one day soon Artificial Intelligence will be parsing through everything that has been written online and they’ll be sending robots to knock on your door.

        Remember – Google is listening! (lol) 😮

      • On March 31, 2018 at 11:50 am,
        Big Al says:

        Pretty interesting Excelsior.

        We do have a choice. Do you want to stop using your computer or do you believe that your data is simply a drop in a much bigger bucket?

        • On March 31, 2018 at 11:59 am,
          CFS says:

          Big Al, I transport my phone in a metal case.
          Two reasons: reduces rf radiation, stops eavesdropping.

          Penalty is cannot receive incoming calls. So people who know me only call around two time periods, when they know I will be available by phone.

          Does not eliminate people listening in when I’m using the phone. Short of scrambling I don’t know another way.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 12:10 pm,
            CFS says:

            One thing I forgot to mention about the English healthcare system is that there is a private system which exists outside of the NHS. This is used by wealthy people.
            There are even systems which utilize NHS services, but allow queue jumping for as low as 5 pounds a month.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 1:04 pm,
            bonzo barzini says:

            I have never owned a cell phone or a wireless phone. They cause cancer of the brain and thyroid.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 6:55 pm,
            CFS says:

            Bonzo, I not totally sure cell phones have enough power to cause cancer, yet.

            Certainly the cumulative effect, and also going to higher frequencies with 5G is a cause for concern. I personally believe it is not necessary to expose oneself to significant extra risk until there is definitive proof. I have worked with pulse X-band (9.375 GHz) ex US naval radar, and the danger has been studied for over 50 years. There really is no definitive proof, I believe, either way.
            Having said that, I have to point to myself as a cancer victim. (But then working with design and fabrication of silicon and gallium arsenide circuits, I also encountered a lot of benzene ring compounds, e.g. toluene and other cleaning solvents, which are known carcinogens.)

          • On March 31, 2018 at 7:01 pm,
            CFS says:

            By the way the pulsed radar was operating at KWs with a 10^-4 duty cycle, so exposure was many orders of magnitude greater than cell phone levels.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 4:51 am,
            GH says:

            Imagine the difference in our electromagnetic environment now vs 20 or 30 years ago.

            We are electrochemical beings, and EMF fields unavoidably affect every cell in our body. Whether this is powerful enough to negatively impact our health, I don’t KNOW, but I suspect so and lean toward caution.

            https://www.amazon.com/Electromagnetic-Fields-Consumers-Protect-Ourselves/dp/0595476074/

          • On April 1, 2018 at 5:11 am,
            GH says:

            chnage “Whether this is powerful enough to negatively impact our health”

            to

            “whether cell phone, wi-fi, and other new sources of EMFs are powerful enough to negatively impact our health”

            https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/03/31/emf-exposure-wireless-technology.aspx

          • On April 1, 2018 at 5:13 am,
            GH says:

            Catherine Austin-Fitts’ mention of mind control by 5g struck me as far out, but she’s no fool, so I looked into it.

            An intro to the idea:

            https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mind-control-by-cell/

          • On April 1, 2018 at 5:41 am,
            GH says:

            EEG Changes Due to Experimentally Induced 3G Mobile Phone Radiation

            http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0129496

          • On April 1, 2018 at 5:57 am,
            GH says:

            A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, so dyodd, but here is an interesting annotated summary of studies here:

            https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-frightening-science-and-politics-of-cell-phone-safety-electromagnetic-waves-and-the-health-impacts-of-wireless-devices/5502912

            The following effects are listed:

            –According to research, radiation from cell phones is more easily absorbed by children than adults.

            –A Danish study surveying more than 13,000 children found an 80% increase the likelihood of behavioral problems among children who use cell phones and whose mothers used cell phones during pregnancy.

            –Research indicates that long-term cell phone users run a significantly elevated risk of developing glioma, a brain tumor that is often cancerous. The research discovers the tumors usually appearing on the side of the head favored during cell phone conversations.

            –Long-term exposure to cell phone radiation is linked with a 60% higher risk of developing a condition known as acoustic neuroma, a benign brain tumor.

            –Heavy cell phone use increases the risk of benign salivary gland tumors by 60%.

            –Radiation from cell phones produces reactive oxygen species, which may contribute to DNA damage resulting in inflammatory conditions such as cancer and heart disease.

            –Brain cancer risk tripled among individuals who used cell phones for more than 15 hours monthly.

            –The close proximity of cell phones carried in pant pockets to reproductive organs have led many to suspect a link between cellular radiation and infertility. Several studies point to the damaging effects of cell phone radiation on sperm:

            –Higher cell phone use linked with lower sperm quality.

            –Cell phone use associated with decreased sperm motility.

            –Men who used cell phones for more than four hours daily found to have lower sperm quality and 42% lower sperm count compared to those who didn’t use cell phones.

            –Cell phone wave exposure appears to decrease the potential for fertilization in semen samples.

            –Cell phone use linked with erectile dysfunction.

            –Electromagnetic frequencies from cell phones alter brain tissue activity by increasing glucose metabolism.

            –Yale University researchers show that mice exposed to cell phone radio frequencies in utero exhibited impaired memory and hyperactivity.

            –Thirty minutes of cellphone use causes spontaneous low-frequency fluctuations in the brain.

            –Cellphone use may interfere with brain sleep patterns.

            –Exposure to electromagnetic cell phone frequencies damages fetal brains in study on rats.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 8:55 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            he,he,ha,ha………I do not carry a mobile phone, and have not for 15 yrs……when everyone got one…..I stopped using one on a daily basis…..only, people who call you are the ones who want something…… 🙂

          • On April 1, 2018 at 1:44 pm,
            CFS says:

            GH, I do have a Ph.D. in physics and have taught in physics and Electrical Engineering at university level all my working life.
            I am wary of non-scientific journals when they report scientific results.
            Results often depend on strength of fields, specific data and interpretation thereof.
            I believe damage due to electrical fields is possible. But it depends on type and dose exposure specifics. Caution is always wise.
            It is what you don’t know you don’t know that always gets you in the end.

        • On March 31, 2018 at 2:29 pm,
          Dick Tracy says:

          Al, they can’t put everyone in jail, but if you have watched THX 1138, a movie made by George Lucas in the early 1970’s, we will be sent to an undefined area where you are allowed to wander aimlessly but not interact. There are no walls only white limitless space. It seems that a lot of science fiction from the past has far too much relevance to our lives today. DT

          • On March 31, 2018 at 4:47 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            +1 DT. – THX 1138 is a great film!

          • On March 31, 2018 at 6:58 pm,
            bonzo barzini says:

            I saw THX 1138 in 1971 starring a young Robert Duval.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 7:19 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            The original THX 1138 was actually George Lucas’s 15 minute college film project that inspired Francis Ford Coppola’s new film company Zoetrope to make the full length film (which flopped in theaters).

            I still like this original version of it personally, and it is right up DT’s alley:

            _________________________________________________________

            1967 – Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB – short Movie – George Lucas

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB3fbtUYgRE

          • On March 31, 2018 at 7:26 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            …. and now a nod back to full length feature film that followed:

            THX 1138 (1971) Official Trailer – George Lucas, Robert Duvall Movie

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHgqfVQWv7s

          • On March 31, 2018 at 7:40 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            I just realized that if someone just watched that original college film, and only saw the trailer that the true importance of this film wouldn’t really shine through as a critique on surveillance, consumerism, the disconnection from the natural world and natural cycles, the drugging of society into submission, the reproductive controls, etc…

            * Here is the Making of THX 1138 but the commentary speaks volumes about what we are seeing now with governments spying on their citizens, the Facebook and Google data collection, and on and on… Still very topical 50 years later!

            _____________________________

            The Making of THX 1138.avi

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD59baXLnsI

    • On March 31, 2018 at 11:09 am,
      Big Al says:

      No Toto we aren’t in Kansas and I personally don’t like where we are today!

  7. On March 31, 2018 at 8:00 am,
    bonzo barzini says:

    CFS, where did you learn that Jesus was 5’11’ and weighed about 175? Do you know how fast he could run the 100m dash, or the color of his eyes and hair? Do you have any similar information about Adam, Noah, Joseph, Moses, David, Samson, Odysseus, Arthur, Lancelot, Richard the Lionheart, Sindbad,or Siegfried? Thanks.

    • On March 31, 2018 at 9:14 am,
      Excelsior says:

      CFS may be a time traveler from another dimension.

    • On March 31, 2018 at 11:52 am,
      Big Al says:

      All a mystery, Bonzo!

    • On March 31, 2018 at 12:15 pm,
      CFS says:

      combination of latest data (c. 2014) on Shroud of Turin combined with verification via Sudarium of Oviedo. I did not say I did not believe in Christ as a human that lived, merely Christianity.

    • On March 31, 2018 at 12:18 pm,
      CFS says:

      I’m sure similar information exists, more extensively, for Richard the Lionheart.

    • On March 31, 2018 at 12:24 pm,
      CFS says:

      Bonzo, feel free to make fun of me and mock me, I can take it.

      I’m a little surprised you did not ask about Popeye. There, I could have helped you. I was in Malta on the South side, when he was making his last movie several decades ago.

      • On March 31, 2018 at 1:15 pm,
        bonzo barzini says:

        CFS, I was not making fun of you and would never mock you. I think highly of you but was just wondering where you got your info on Jesus’ height and size. I am not sure we can go by the Turin shroud. I don’t believe Popeye was a real person, just a cartoon like Yosemite Sam. Where is the Lionheart buried?

        • On March 31, 2018 at 4:04 pm,
          CFS says:

          I don’t know where Richard the Lionheart was buried.
          I seem to remember some bones being dug up in a parking lot a couple of years ago, but don’t remeber details.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 5:08 pm,
            bonzo barzini says:

            No, CFS, that was Richard the 3rd. I don’t think we know where the Lionheart rests, but I am not sure.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 5:12 pm,
            bonzo barzini says:

            Richard Lionheart’s body is at Fontevraud Abbey in France and his heart is in Rouen Cathedral.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 7:12 pm,
            CFS says:

            Now I remember…the Hunchback!

            I have always assumed the lionheart was killed in the crusades or while going to or from. I remember John (his brother) was a terrible king….which led eventually to the Magna Carta.

            Easy enough to look up though. Richard ! was buried in ‎Fontevraud Abbey‎, Anjou, France
            His Mother was‎ ‎Eleanor of Aquitaine, which might be why, but I did not look that up.

  8. On March 31, 2018 at 9:16 am,
    Excelsior says:

    It’s Not Yet Time for Gold

    by @TheDailyGold (Jordan Roy-Bryne) on March 31, 2018

    “Assuming stocks rebound and long-term bond yields continue to moderate, then Gold is unlikely to breakout this spring. However, that is perfectly okay as our historical study suggests the miners (while facing little downside) may not begin a real bull move for several months. Gold Investors should not be discouraged as they could panic at the absolute worst time (I’m already seeing it anecdotally). Regardless of whether the bull move begins in a few months, five months or whenever, we continue to remain patient while accumulating the juniors we think have 500% return potential over the next 18-24 months.”

    https://ceo.ca/@thedailygold/its-not-yet-time-for-gold

    • On March 31, 2018 at 9:36 am,
      Excelsior says:

      M-theory

      “M-theory is a theory in physics that unifies all consistent versions of superstring theory. The existence of such a theory was first conjectured by Edward Witten at a string theory conference at the University of Southern California in the spring of 1995. Witten’s announcement initiated a flurry of research activity known as the second superstring revolution.”

      “Prior to Witten’s announcement, string theorists had identified five versions of superstring theory. Although these theories appeared, at first, to be very different, work by several physicists showed that the theories were related in intricate and nontrivial ways. In particular, physicists found that apparently distinct theories could be unified by mathematical transformations called S-duality and T-duality. Witten’s conjecture was based in part on the existence of these dualities and in part on the relationship of the string theories to a field theory called eleven-dimensional supergravity.”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-theory

      • On March 31, 2018 at 11:54 am,
        Big Al says:

        I reallly wish that I was smart enough to understand what you wrote above!

        • On March 31, 2018 at 2:59 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          String theory seeks to unite Gravity with Electro-Magnetism and Strong & Weak Nuclear forces in a Theory Of Everything. There were 10 dimension of string theory in the mathematics of it, but the problem was it came in 5 different flavors. By adding in an 11th dimension, Ed Witten solved a major mathematics challenge and dubbed it M-Theory.

          The idea is that there are membranes (think of slices of bread or a show curtain that smack into each other creating multiple big bangs).

          It is interesting to think about the Dali Lamas response when asked what he thought about the Big Bang….. He asked “Which one?”

          That is the general idea in M-Theory, but the main idea is unify the 4 forces in the universe into one principle that governs them all. It just takes 11 dimensions to do so 🙂

  9. On March 31, 2018 at 9:34 am,
    GH says:

    *Healthcare* really = *sickcare*

    The business model is to have a sickly population popping pills from cradle to grave.

    https://www.naturalnews.com/036062_vaccines_Nazi_medical_experiments.html

    • On March 31, 2018 at 9:35 am,
      GH says:
    • On March 31, 2018 at 9:41 am,
      GH says:

      Operation Paperclip brought a lot more than just Nazi rocket scientists.

      John Loftus, Justice Department investigator had the highest security clearances to review the relevant documents at the National Archives, and what he reveals is startling and concerning, but makes sense of a lot.

      America’s Nazi Secret

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPJKB1mAHDA

      • On March 31, 2018 at 10:50 am,
        b says:

        Yup, they sure did bring more than von Braun, how about the propaganda department.
        They sure as heck found those guys useful.

      • On March 31, 2018 at 1:04 pm,
        CFS says:

        I’m sure the Government lied repeatedly. That’s what governments often do. Why? Because they can usually get away with it.
        I’m sure a lot of good German scientists were brought over to the US after the war.
        Why? Because Germany has produced a lot of great scientific minds over the centuries. AND because, at that particular time in history had good scientists worth importing into the U.S.
        A good scientist working for the NAZI war machine, does not necessarily imply the scientist was a Nazi. We should not tar all who work for the Nazi regime by the same brush, for two reasons:
        1. Faced with a choice of work for Hitler or die, what would you choose?
        @. If you wanted to pursue your science and advancement of knowledge, is it unreasonable to work for your country’s government, advance knowledge, but impede the government’s exploitation of same. (I’m not saying all scientists sabotaged the exploitation of their efforts, but we do know some did.) Many of the scientists are just pawns. Is not the importation by the US of Top Scientists exactly the same exploitation to what Germany did.

        • On March 31, 2018 at 1:30 pm,
          bonzo barzini says:

          “Once the V-2’s go up, who cares where they come down?
          That’s not my department,” said Whernher von Braun.
          We might not have won the race to the moon without W. von Braun.

          • On March 31, 2018 at 8:12 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            the real Rocketman

        • On April 1, 2018 at 5:24 am,
          GH says:

          My general awareness was always that some scientists were brought over, and it only made sense to me–what are you going to do, execute humanity’s best scientists?

          But to realize that the doctors experimenting on human beings, and other functionaries in the Nazi machine, were also brought over and integrated, apparently at least at times un-traceably, into universities, the CIA, etc. is more concerning.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 9:08 am,
            Excelsior says:

            CIA Admits Long Relationship With WWII German Gen. Reinhard Gehlen

            By Maria Alvarez – The New York Post

            “The Central Intelligence Agency has for the first time confirmed that a high-ranking Nazi general placed his anti-Soviet spy ring at the disposal of the United States during the early days of the Cold War.”

            The National Archives said in a release Wednesday that the CIA had filed an affidavit in U.S. District Court “acknowledging an intelligence relationship with German General Reinhard Gehlen that it has kept secret for 50 years.”

            “Gehlen was Hitler’s senior intelligence officer on the Eastern Front during the war and transferred his expertise and contacts to the U.S. as World War II reached its climax. While Gehlen’s relationship with U.S. intelligence during the 1940s and 1950s has been the topic of some five books over the years, the eventual release of CIA documents pertaining to the development of his European spy ring could shed new light on the origins of the Cold War and early U.S. espionage efforts against Moscow.”

            http://www.rense.com/general4/gends.htm

          • On April 1, 2018 at 2:01 pm,
            CFS says:

            Dr. Mengele and known Nazis working on human experimentation, I don’t think, were knowingly brought into the U.S..
            Israeli Jews, for a long period, went through old records and tracked down as many such people as possible. Germans have been notorious for record keeping! Even East German Stasi records still exist.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 5:15 pm,
            GH says:

            Loftus was involved in tracking Nazis, I believe.

            From what I recall of video presentations I have listened to by him, quite a number were brought in and all tracks erased.

    • On March 31, 2018 at 11:55 am,
      Big Al says:

      GH, I believe that was my exact comment yesteray!

  10. On March 31, 2018 at 10:03 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:
    • On March 31, 2018 at 7:20 pm,
      CFS says:

      Governments HAVE to have the APPEARANCE THAT THEY CARE. You have to be gullible if you believe they really care about anything than power. (On average, of course.) Sure there are occasionally some good politicians, but their careers are often destroyed by the scum politicians in power.

      • On April 1, 2018 at 8:23 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Ditto…….on…… You have to be gullible if you……..

        • On April 1, 2018 at 8:26 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Who on earth trust the Govt…………and any person in govt…….

    • On March 31, 2018 at 7:24 pm,
      CFS says:

      coffee problem reported in this forum yesterday before Zerohedge.

      • On April 1, 2018 at 5:25 am,
        GH says:

        And thoroughly debunked, I might add!

      • On April 1, 2018 at 12:50 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        I was to busy , with other matter, sorry I did not read every word …………..

  11. On March 31, 2018 at 10:10 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Google, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Starbucks………….all going down….
    Fangs……….just got bit in the back side.

  12. On March 31, 2018 at 3:32 pm,
    Chartster says:

    Bitcoin ($NYXBT) better get a bounce next week, or its toast.

    • On April 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      It did sell off really hard early this morning, and then came bouncing back. Was it a dead cat bounce or the beginning of short squeeze rally remains to be seen.

      One thing to be noted was that it did just put in a “lower low”. That puts the bears in the lead, and the crypto bulls better be working their families hard over this holiday weekend to turn things around.

  13. On March 31, 2018 at 3:32 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:
    • On March 31, 2018 at 3:33 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Over 1,500 Central Americans are on a crusade across Mexico in the hopes of being granted asylum at the U.S. border – a move which is set to pose an enormous challenge to the Trump administration’s much campaigned about immigration policies, while reminding Trump’s base that they still don’t have the wall they elected him to build 14 months into his presidency.

  14. On March 31, 2018 at 3:38 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Setting out six days ago and marching under the slogan “Migrantes en la lucha” (“Migrants in the Fight”) during holy week, the caravan comprised mostly of Hondurans was organized roughly a month ago by the mysterious group Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders) – which solicited donations via Facebook and encouraged volunteers to contact them.

  15. On March 31, 2018 at 3:53 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Think Facebook knows a lot about you? Google is WORSE! From deleted files to location history, IT expert reveals the extent of the personal data the search giant holds on you

    Google stores search history across all your devices on a separate database.

    That means, even if you delete your search history and phone history, the search giant still has your entire history.

    To delete it permanently, you have to manually access the My Activity log here and delete everything.

    This will need to be done for all devices individually.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5557619/IT-expert-reveals-extent-data-Google-you.html#ixzz5BMyuzX99

    • On April 1, 2018 at 7:48 pm,
      CFS says:
      • On April 1, 2018 at 7:58 pm,
        CFS says:

        1923, the British divided the “Palestine” portion of the Ottoman Empire into two administrative districts.
        The Great Britain made a deal with Hashemite Kingdom, Egypt and France in order to obtain control over Suez canal and oil reserves in Kerkut, as well as accommodate Bedouin refugees from the Saudi Peninsula, who were allowed to settle, ‘temporally’, in 1922 on the Eastern side of the Palestinian Mandate: The trans-Jordan (77% of the Palestinian Mandate) was given to the Saudi Arabian king’s brother The Sinai, which was given to Egypt. Golan Heights (5% of the Palestinian Mandate) was ceded to the French controlled Syrian Mandate.
        The map then looked like:
        http://www.shamrak.com/Masada2000-HistoryofPalestine_files/transj.gif

        • On April 1, 2018 at 8:01 pm,
          CFS says:

          In 1946 Trans-Jordan was renamed to “Jordan”. In other words, the eastern 3/4 of Palestine would be renamed TWICE, in effect, erasing all connection to the name “Palestine!” However, the bottom line is that the Palestinian Arabs had THEIR “Arab Palestinian” homeland. The remaining 18% of Palestine (now WEST of the Jordan River) was to be the Jewish Palestinian homeland. However, sharing was not part of the Arab psychological makeup then nor now. With the help of British, Jews were forced out of Trans-Jordan!

          • On April 1, 2018 at 8:13 pm,
            CFS says:

            The Palestinian Jews were forced to form an organized defense against the Arabs Palestinians…. thus was formed the Hagana, the beginnings of the Israeli Defense Forces [IDF]. There was also a Jewish underground called the Irgun led by Menachem Begin (who later became Prime Minister of Israel). Besides fighting the Arabs, the Irgun was instrumental in driving out the pro-Arab British. Finally in 1947 the British had enough and turned the Palestine matter over to the United Nations.
            The 1947 U.N. Resolution 181 partition plan was to divide the remaining 18% of Palestine into a Jewish Palestinian State and a SECOND Arab Palestinian State (Trans-Jordan being the first) based upon population concentrations. The Jewish Palestinians accepted… the Arab Palestinians rejected. The Arabs still wanted ALL of Palestine… both east AND west of the Jordan River.

            UN Resolution 181 was never fully implemented. The rest of Israel has been determined by war, rightly or wrongly.

            The problem is people take parts of the story……very rarely include ALL the story.

            Do I have prejudice? Yes, I believe the Jews deserve a right to a homeland, within Palestine. I am prepared to attempt to honestly debate what is and what is not Palestine, and what should be taken as what should reasonably be used as land for Palestinans and Jews.
            But let’s argue facts not erroneous assumptions and half-truths.

  16. On March 31, 2018 at 4:12 pm,
    CFS says:

    What about the 30,000 Palestinians wanting to get into Israel and threatening to storm the border?

    The problem seems to be people allow their own country to become a corrupt mess and rather than fix it, it is easier to go elsewhere.

    • On April 1, 2018 at 5:30 am,
      GH says:

      Interesting comment, CFS, about people creating a corrupt mess and then going elsewhere…

      Which country is it that Palestinians have?

    • On April 1, 2018 at 7:00 am,
      b says:

      that comment is a tad transparent cfs.

      ‘Time for excuses is over’: Gerry Adams urges Ireland to expel Israeli diplomat over Gaza violence @rt

      • On April 1, 2018 at 9:42 am,
        CFS says:

        None of the “Palestinians” were born in Palestine. Most of their parents were not born in Palestine.
        I don’t like to be forced to defend the Jews…..but it is clear they were not welcome in Europe in the first half of the 20th century. At the time they left Egypt and went to Judea, Judea was an empty land. So I would put it to you that, if anywhere they deserve the current place now called Israel. If not there….where?
        The current “Palestinians” have, in my opinion a lesser claim to the land, which is dependent on Muslim conquering. It’s all a question of choosing a time as to “right of ownership”. Certainly the United Nations in 1048 thought differently from what “Palestinians” think today.

        • On April 1, 2018 at 9:46 am,
          CFS says:

          I remind you I am not a Jew or a Christian. I would like to see people reason logically.

          I welcome debate from reason, but do not appreciate innuendo or open racial or ethnic hatred.

        • On April 1, 2018 at 10:25 am,
          GH says:

          Most of them are Khazarian, CFS, so have no claim whatsoever.

          Even if they were all descended from biblical jews, accepting a 1900 year-old land claim is more than a little problematic.

          And then there is the matter of their behavior.

          How you can act like you care about the US, but turn a blind eye to Israel’s inappropriate influence over the US, I have no idea. Not logical.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 2:13 pm,
            CFS says:

            Like I said in a previous comment…. (speaking on average)….Jews tend to be smart and hard-working and clannish.
            That allows them to rise disproportionately to places of influence, in any country.

            I would debate whether many are directly influence by the government of Israel.

            Have atrocities been carried out by Israel? Of course.
            But at the same time, I recognize their history and the effect it must have had on the nation.

            Rightly or wrongly, I understand they believe they have a right to exist.
            I understand, therefore, their actions most of the time.
            Does every Jew behave ethically and morally all the time? No.
            Most of the time? Maybe, but their bias always seems tilted towards Israel.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 5:46 pm,
            GH says:

            Criticizing them does not equal denying their right to exist, CFS.

            If Israel had not always had the overwhelming force of the United States at its back, it could not have taken the extreme tack that it has. Now we have 70 years of bad blood and encroachment, and of course it is a difficult problem to solve–as has been the intent of establishing ‘facts on the ground’.

            Their right to exist does not give them the right to subvert the US political system. Yes, they are very active, bright, energetic, etc. But it has been far more than that.

            How you can refuse to connect Israel’s undue influence over US politics, the past 30 years of pointless wars, and the facts that our media and financial sectors, as well as many others are controlled by them?

            You have previously obfuscated regarding the media control issue. So what am I to think of you? It is a fact. And it is a no-brainer that the negative tendencies in the US today could not happen without the complicity of the mass media. It is an easily demonstrable fact that the mass media is waging a war against traditional, white, Christian culture, but also against all Americans, as we sink in debt, degeneracy, depression, drugs. Covering for these arch-criminals does you no credit, and doesn’t help Jews. Like Michael Berg said, Jews need to say ‘these criminals do not represent me.’

            You can blame it on the Liberals. They can blame it on the Rich. Neither of which gets us anywhere in identifying those truly responsible for what is going wrong in the US, which is fundamental to countering what they are doing and preserving our culture.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 6:54 pm,
            CFS says:

            GH, I wish there was search capability within Kereport.

            During the entire Obama administration I complained about debt and destruction of the anglo-saxon culture.

            Prior to that I complained about the Iraq war, especially the necessity of Iraq II.

            I have given Trump a temporary break to some extent until he has clear policy.
            (Although I have called him an amateur and behaving like a New York Democrat.)
            I have conservative bias; I know and admit that, but I’m always willing to accept logical argument, I hope, with an open analytical mind.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 8:20 pm,
            CFS says:

            GH, Have you actually studied the borders of Palestine in the 20th century?

            See above for maps, comments etc.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 10:01 pm,
            GH says:

            “During the entire Obama administration I complained about debt and destruction of the anglo-saxon culture.

            Prior to that I complained about the Iraq war, especially the necessity of Iraq II.”

            I don’t doubt that, CFS, but you refuse to diagnose the causes of these problems.

        • On April 1, 2018 at 10:27 am,
          GH says:

          I’d be interested to hear your version of where ‘Palestinians’ are from, and where they have a right to be.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 11:13 am,
            CFS says:

            Since you ask, I will try to respond to “where are “Palestinians from”

            There is no simple answer.
            Many trace back part of the ancestors to the area of land now Israel. But many the people displaced by the creation of Israel were often nomadic tribesmen, not of a fixed origin. Most Arabs owning land and property in the location of Israel did not leave, but quasi-integrated into the state. I say quasi-integrated because Muslims and Christians never really integrated with Jews. I am not trying to say the Israel state is not partly authoritarian or without religious prejudice, but mostly tolerant.
            One thing which is clearly observable…..for anyone who cares to travel with open eyes, is that Israelis are tremendously industrious. Nature did not change the geology all that much as one goes around from Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Libya, etc., but the Israelis have put a lot of effort into changing their country and its agricultural productivity.
            Egypt relied on the annual flooding of the Nile, but Israel create modern desalination plants and created agriculture by hard effort. Jews, tend to be frugal. clannish and cheap by nature, but (always talking on average, of course) tend to work hard and it shows throughout the world.
            That is probably why they tend to rise to the top of many countries disproportionately.
            (And probably why there is so much hatred towards the “Jews”.)
            But I digress. Where do the Palestinians come from…
            Most were born and raised in the Palestinian state, including the Gaza strip. some have come from Egyptian, Lebanese and Syrian ancestors. It was always beneficial for organizations like Hamas to stir up hatred, while the corrupt leadership fleeced the population out of aid given by the Western world. It was always beneficial for the “Palestinian” leadership to indoctrinate that hatred into schooling, but the real problem has been rate of population growth in limited land area and squandering of resources given by the West.
            Finding a solution is way above my pay grade, if even possible.

        • On April 1, 2018 at 10:29 am,
          GH says:

          “I remind you I am not a Jew or a Christian.”

          You say this often, CFS. It really doesn’t matter. Ideas speak for themselves, regardless of the unknowable identity of a poster.

        • On April 1, 2018 at 10:57 am,
          Robert Moriarty says:

          CFS:

          They could always go back to Kazaria. No doubt they would be welcomed with open arms.

          The UN in 1947 called for the partition of Palestine with the Jews getting under 10%. The UN agreed with the Palestinians in 1947 and 1967. It’s only Israel that refuses to follow dozens of UN resolutions regarding the rights of the Palestinians.

          You have this incredible blind spot. Do all Jews have it?

    • On April 1, 2018 at 10:51 am,
      Robert Moriarty says:

      CFS:

      Israel was their own country. They just want to return to the homes they came from and lived in for the last 5,000 years. Why don’t the Jews go back to where they came from. It wasn’t Palestine.

      • On April 1, 2018 at 11:36 am,
        CFS says:

        Who has a blind spot?

        Who occupied “the promised land” when the Israelites came out of Egypt?

        Let’s start there or earlier if you wish, and then discuss whether Israelites became Jews, and how they became scattered, etc.

        • On April 1, 2018 at 12:03 pm,
          CFS says:

          Perhaps I should stay quiet, like many Jews, obviously smarter than I.
          But when I see anyone attacked by virtue of belonging to a race or group,not because of their actions,I have a habit of going to defend that race or group and then am accused directly or indirectly of belonging to the group.
          In the recent border clash in Israel, people have died and Israel is usually blamed.
          They should have used tear gas or they shouldn’t have fired rubber bullets, etc., etc.

          Should they allow people to break down the barrier and walk in?

          SOd should they try to disperse the crowd?

          What if the crowd breaks down the fence, and pours over the border, are Israelis allowed to open fire with real bullets.

          Did some Israeli border guards get hit with rocks, and retaliate, not by firing rubber bullets at feet or bodies, but at heads?

          Did some border guards just decide to shoot out of malice?

          • On April 1, 2018 at 12:58 pm,
            GH says:

            Khazarians, CFS?

            You talk about two sides disagreeing, who’s right?

            I find that those willing to engage in frank, good-faith debate with all facts on the table tends to be in the right much more often than those who aren’t.

            If you were actually willing to acknowledge any of their transgressions you might have more credibility.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 1:05 pm,
            CFS says:

            GH, I’m trying to get to a starting point for rational discussion.

            I’m not saying I’m tight. In the case of Khazarians, I’m saying is that the starting point of Jews? Or is it Judea? Or is it Israelites?

          • On April 1, 2018 at 1:08 pm,
            CFS says:

            Then what about the black Jews of Abyssinia?

          • On April 1, 2018 at 1:10 pm,
            GH says:

            CFS’s “when I see anyone attacked by virtue of belonging to a race or group”

            is just a low-key version of accusing any Israel critic of being

            “Anti-semitic, its a trick we always use it”

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0kWAqZxJVE

            Personally, I’m sick of the smear.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 1:21 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            CFS……..remember there are 12 (Jewish )..TRIBES……

          • On April 1, 2018 at 1:23 pm,
            GH says:

            There are no shortage of Jews who share my point of view.

            Some of them were sent to their deaths by Zionists.

            https://www.henrymakow.com/2013/11/Zionists-Sacrificed-Jews-in-Holocaust%20.html

            Agree with Makow or not, his theories compel consideration.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 1:29 pm,
            GH says:

            As far as ancestry goes, EVEN IF they were the pure genetic descendants to a 1900-year old land claim, I would not support it.

            The Khazarian angle only serves to weaken an already exceedingly weak claim.

            In theory I think most can sympathize with Jews for wanting their own country. But the execution is inconscionable, and whatever high ideals may have been there once upon a time are long gone.

            Finally, CFS, a number of us here have made it very clear, with all kinds of evidence, that there is a ‘Judeo-Masonic Mafia’ that is the driving force behind any number of the negative tendencies noted regularly at KER. The point being EXACTLY that we DON’T condemn all Jews. How many times do we have to make this point only to meet the same old crooked refrain?

        • On April 1, 2018 at 12:43 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          the “promise land”, when the Israelites came out of Egypt…..
          .., The first people to come out of Egypt, according to the bible , wondered through the desert, because the first thing they did was make graven images….of the gold they received from the Egyptians….
          THE GIFT OF THE PROMISE LAND>>>> came with conditions. First, God required that Israel, the name of the new nation, had to trust and obey him. Second, God demanded faithful worship of him (Deuteronomy 7:12-15). Idolatry was such a serious offense to God that he threatened to throw the people out of the land if they worshiped other gods:
          That was the first part…….

          Second part, after the first group failed….that generation expired wondering through the desert. for 40 years.. …..They were offered the land again..and told to go in and occupy the land…they failed again because of UNBELIEF that God would protect them..from the giants which occupied the land of milk and honey….

          • On April 1, 2018 at 12:59 pm,
            CFS says:

            So who built the Temple of Solomon? Non-Israelites?

          • On April 1, 2018 at 1:01 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            All in the bible……if, you need help let me know……

          • On April 1, 2018 at 1:05 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            All this history lesson is going to come right back around ….and answer many of the questions of today…..if, some would read the scriptures….

          • On April 1, 2018 at 1:10 pm,
            CFS says:

            I prefer in multi-sourcing, Jerry. It’s that old problem of verification, again.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 1:14 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            One of your question , concerning the temple….remember David, and Soloman were related…….There are 12 tribes……., one of which Dave and , Soloman,….( Jesus is of the same tribe )…. were attributed to building the TEMPLE.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 1:17 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            You are going to need to come back to the bible , just to answer the question of the Palistines…..the non Jews…..which revert back to Abraham and the Promise….,

          • On April 1, 2018 at 1:18 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            sorry, for the spelling……

          • On April 1, 2018 at 2:28 pm,
            CFS says:

            The problem as I see it now, is time.

            Over 90% of the “Palestinians” that want the land of Israel back were NOT BORN THERE.
            Like it or not, that’s a fact.

            Israel was given an area of land, rightly or wrongly, that’s a fact.

            Israel used war to modify its borders to a defensible size: That again is a fact.

            After the amount of time that has passed, should it be argued that Israel has no right to exist?
            Should it be argued that it should be forced to return to indefensible borders?
            I, personally, have no ax to grind. Let’s hear rational debate, but reasoned debate.

            Not statements like Israel has no right to their currently occupied land….without any explanation as to why or why not.
            Opinions are a dime a dozen, even on good days, unless there is reason and cause.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 2:34 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Wasn’t the 1947 agreement…..to have Both occupy the ground…just asking….

          • On April 1, 2018 at 2:36 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            start with this
            The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government during World War I announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, then an Ottoman region with a minority Jewish population (around 3–5% of the total). It read:

          • On April 1, 2018 at 2:38 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            then who’s name is on the idea…..
            The declaration was contained in a letter dated 2 November 1917 from the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist

          • On April 1, 2018 at 2:42 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            see any problems………with a Rothschild appeasement….then tie, what sect of jewry is a rothschild(made up name from the house of roth/red)

          • On April 1, 2018 at 2:43 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            This is not rocket science………….lol

          • On April 1, 2018 at 3:10 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Nov. 29, 1947 | U.N. Partitions Palestine, Allowing for Creation of Israel
            BY THE LEARNING NETWORK NOVEMBER 29, 2011 4:08 AM November 29, 2011 4:08 am
            U.S. Central Intelligence AgencyThe U.N. 1947 partition plan for Palestine called for land to be parceled to Arabs and Jews.
            Historic Headlines
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            On Nov. 29, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for Palestine to be partitioned between Arabs and Jews, allowing for the formation of the Jewish state of Israel.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 3:13 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            BOTH AGREEMENTS>>>…call for BOTH ARAB AND JEW……….wonder why the Arabs are ticked.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 7:21 pm,
            CFS says:

            I guess I don’t understand.
            You mention the Balfour agreement about partitioning Palestine between the Arabs and the Jews, and then seem to believe the Jews were given all of Palestine. They weren’t. Palestine was partitioned. Parts of Palestine are Arab controlled. Parts are even now in Lebanon.
            Is your beef that Jews got any part of Palestine?

          • On April 2, 2018 at 6:56 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            CFS>>>>>>I DO NOT HAVE A BEEF……..I just posted the facts……You do not have a clear understanding being a Professor , of History nor religion, ………JMO

          • On April 2, 2018 at 7:11 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            You are surely an intelligent individual.
            Sorry, for being anyway disrespectful ………Best to you for sharing you thoughts.

        • On April 2, 2018 at 5:07 am,
          Robert Moriarty says:

          CFS:

          The Kazarians are not Jews and have zero claim on Palestine. Maybe the real Jews should go back to Egypt or Iraq, they have the same claim on them as they do on Palestine and based on your logic, since their grandfathers weren’t born in Palestine, they should have no claim.

          • On April 2, 2018 at 5:11 am,
            Robert Moriarty says:

            CFS:

            You say, “Parts of Palestine are Arab controlled.”

            Which parts would that be?

  17. On March 31, 2018 at 5:51 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    “Huge Caravan” Of Central American Refugees Is Headed For The U.S. Border

    Thousands of Central Americans migrants have crossed immigration checkpoints, military bases, and police in a sprawling, chaotic march toward the United States, and so far no one has made any effort to stop them.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-31/huge-caravan-central-americans-headed-us-border-hopes-asylum

  18. On March 31, 2018 at 6:31 pm,
    Excelsior says:

    @Goldfinger – “Nice chart of U.S. gross national debt…which is pretty gross!”

    http://cdn.ceo.ca/1dbvm2q-US_gross_national_debt.png

  19. On March 31, 2018 at 8:25 pm,
    Chris in the Philippines says:

    Raghee Horner is a class act. Please give us more of her stuff. 100% good

    • On April 1, 2018 at 7:46 am,
      Excelsior says:

      +1 I enjoyed Raghee’s segment as well as her prior interview. Nice to hear a different perspective.

  20. On March 31, 2018 at 9:33 pm,
    CFS says:

    Rob Kirby on USAWatchdog 4/1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBgwB76pTHg

  21. On March 31, 2018 at 9:49 pm,
    CFS says:
  22. On April 1, 2018 at 2:56 am,
    Markedtofuture says:
  23. On April 1, 2018 at 3:49 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Crypto Remote Viewing

    http://cryptoviewing.com/

    • On April 1, 2018 at 7:49 am,
      Excelsior says:
      • On April 1, 2018 at 7:59 am,
        Excelsior says:

        The #VIDEO segment on that link above is interesting and raises a few good questions.

        • On April 1, 2018 at 8:04 am,
          Excelsior says:

          This chart from a contributor BTO over at ceo.ca does illustrate the positive rise in Bitcoin year after year, but will it keep this trend going in 2018, or did we see the top of the Bitcoin bubble in late 2017?

          @BTO – ” Bitcoin”

          http://cdn.ceo.ca/1dbu2uq-12A8BABF-9D89-4A3E-B8C6-F94833C8F5F7.jpeg

          • On April 1, 2018 at 8:10 am,
            Excelsior says:

            One thing that deserves mentioning is how everything hit a fever pitch blow-off top in Novemeber of 2017 where the Millennials went home for the Thanksgiving holiday and patted themselves on the back for the out-sized gains, and got the rest of their siblings, parents, uncles/aunts, cousins etc… interested in jumping on the rocket ship to the moon. That is precisely when we saw epic spikes in the number of new accounts being opened up on Crypto exchanges, and marked the intermediate top (introducing a new group of speculators to what it was like to become bagholders).

            Goldfinger posted an interesting stat recently on ceo that illustrates just how epic the Thanksgiving Holiday was for the exchanges….

            ________________________________________________________________

            @Goldfinger – “90% of Coinbase accounts were opened after Thanksgiving 2017 – R.I.P.”

          • On April 1, 2018 at 8:49 am,
            Excelsior says:

            @Goldfinger – “$Bitcoin shorts are piling on, this is getting ripe for a violent short squeeze:”

            http://cdn.ceo.ca/1dc1nk1-E043DDD1-93BB-44CB-A1D6-F436E39E328F.jpeg

          • On April 1, 2018 at 8:59 am,
            JohnK says:

            Hi Shad:
            The topping in Bitcoin was “classic”
            Seasoned Professionals taking money from excited amateurs.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 9:10 am,
            Excelsior says:

            JohnK – Agreed, and most could see the pin coming to meet the balloon from a mile away.

            (Except of course all that new speculative money piling in at the end of 2017 without doing any research or even understanding what they were investing in).

            It wasn’t the first time we’ve seen such a phenomenon and won’t be the last.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 9:19 am,
            GH says:

            Is that what they call “ripping the muppets’ faces off?”

          • On April 1, 2018 at 9:23 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Here is an interesting perspective from a contributor at ceo.ca about how the negative sentiment building could be building the base for the next run higher in Bitcoin. It coincides with the chart that Goldfinger had put up (it’s posted up above in this thread).
            _______________________________________________________

            @bedrag – “@Goldfinger good point about the Shorts in bitcoin. I think they will try to take it under 6k, as a 5.x print would scare the living daylights out of all the buyers who only bought in in past 3 months. All we need at that point is someone like Gartman coming out and saying he’s short Bitcoin, lol! Then I expect something like a 2000 point reversal day and a new Bull is born…..”

          • On April 1, 2018 at 9:31 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Current daily price for Bitcoin (BTC) just dove down from $6476 and shot up vertically to $6782 in the last 30 minutes.

            https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/BTC-USD?ltr=1

          • On April 1, 2018 at 9:37 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Technically Bitcoin put in a lower low today at $6464 than the previous low of $6937, but maybe all the family discussion around the Easter table is generating new interest in the cryptos again allow them to resurrect pricing; similar to what happened at the Thanksgiving table in Nov 2017.

      • On April 1, 2018 at 8:46 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Good, ………maybe more attention will be put on PM…….instead of bitty coin….

        • On April 1, 2018 at 8:54 am,
          Excelsior says:

          OOTB – That precise point was made at some of the talks from the BMO, Cambridge House, PDAC, and Swiss Mining Institute conferences over the last few months.

          The positive here was that Millennials and Generation X’ers that previously had shown no interest in the discussion of Money and Economics and Investing were now finally watching the markets. If some of that speculative money finds its way over to the mining stocks or people that wanted to diversify out of fiat money supplies start to consider Gold & Silver then it may bring in some new money flows into the resource sector.

          It will be interesting to see how things play out, as Bitcoin and the cryptos could turn around and do a huge short squeeze higher for another epic run. All of this with the backdrop of the general markets finally showing signs of indecision and weakness. Wild times for sure!

          • On April 1, 2018 at 11:03 am,
            Robert Moriarty says:

            EX:

            Bitcon is nothing more than electronic Monopoly money. At last count there were 1696 lookalikes. There is no “there” there. They are all going to zero. It was the world biggest bubble and fraud and it’s not even going to slow down on the way to zero.

          • On April 1, 2018 at 1:42 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            EX….thanks for the follow up on the…talks at BMO>>>ect….

          • On April 1, 2018 at 4:50 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Hi Bob M. – You could be right about that, and there definitely waaaaaaaay too many altcoins and even Bitcoin forks for them to use the scarcity argument. There is no doubt it has been in a bubble, and thankfully much of the hot air leaked out from that bubble since the end of last year. Bitcoin is down 65% from it’s peak for example.

            Having said that, the concept of cryptocurrencies does seem significant enough to have a few of these evolve and survive. The crypto bubble has made such an impact on the global financial stage, that something similar will persist, but what that is and how it is valued remains to be seen. Most of the value is in the technology and disseminated computing power needed to solve the complex math code to verify transactions on the ledger, but definitely not in the scarcity argument.

            As stated above, it is a positive that there are more younger investors questioning the meaning and assumptions of what “Money” is, and that they are starting to notice the giant debt bubbles on most nations balance sheets, and the challenges this may cause fiat currencies down the road.

            The other positive could end up being that a percentage of the those crypto speculators looking for that kind of volatility may end up discovering the resource sector and bring some much needed new money flows into mining and energy stocks.

            Cheers!

          • On April 1, 2018 at 4:52 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Thank OOTB.

            It would be nice to see some crypto fanatics discover the PMs and commodity space.

        • On April 1, 2018 at 5:14 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          @stateside – “Crypto investors today are talking like us Jr investors were talking in mid 2011 after gold and silver had fallen from quasi-parabolic moves in gold and silver. We said….another few months of falling prices and the bull market will resume. Well 7 years later and we are still waiting for that bull to return.”

  24. On April 1, 2018 at 6:38 am,
    GH says:

    Fransix’s most excellent chart indicates that optimism in gold right now is reasonable, as the $TNX:!PRII ratio looks set to continue falling.

    http://schrts.co/uQHPR5

    Still long jnug.

    • On April 1, 2018 at 6:38 am,
      GH says:

      Weekly $TNX:!PRII vs gold:

      http://schrts.co/QJdf5E

    • On April 1, 2018 at 6:59 am,
      GH says:

      At first glance, the weekly Euro chart doesn’t look very positive for gold. But I think a good case may be made that it is in a similar spot to Q4 2002, based on clear cycles in the US dollar.

      http://schrts.co/UtAWhv

    • On April 1, 2018 at 7:08 am,
      GH says:

      Likewise, the weekly dollar chart looks like it could have major support here. But if it rolls over and breaks below the confluence of support levels, it could fall out of bed. I imagine that is when precious metals would come to life. Could take months still–my guess would be July-October timeframe.

  25. On April 1, 2018 at 9:11 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Trump calls for ‘tough’ immigration reform after report of caravan with Central Americans heading to US

    President Trump called on Sunday for “tough” immigration reform after a report stated a caravan carrying more than 1,000 people from Central America is traveling through Mexico, with their last stop intended for the United States in hopes of entering the states illegally or by asking for asylum.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04/01/trump-calls-for-tough-immigration-reform-after-report-caravan-with-central-americans-heading-to-us.html

    • On April 1, 2018 at 9:24 am,
      GH says:
    • On April 1, 2018 at 9:26 am,
      GH says:

      Paul Craig Roberts says:

      Affirmative Action + Non-Traditional Immigration = Doomsday Machine Aimed At American Majority…

      https://www.vdare.com/articles/affirmative-action-non-traditional-immigration-doomsday-machine-aimed-at-american-majority

      This is no accident.

      • On April 1, 2018 at 9:34 am,
        GH says:

        Is there a war on Christians and, if so, by whom?

        I posted this one on Ataturk the other day:

        https://www.nysun.com/opinion/ataturks-turkey-overturned/58997/

        • On April 1, 2018 at 9:37 am,
          GH says:

          Then I came across this:

          http://www.armenian-genocide.org/kemal.html

          Just another coincidence, right?

          Further, wikipedia tells us:

          “The GNA military successes against the Democratic Republic of Armenia in the autumn of 1920 and later against the Greeks were made possible[69] by a steady supply of gold and armaments to the kemalists from the Russian Bolshevik government from the autumn 1920 onwards.”

          Of course, our overlords at the Fed were the one’s who funded the Bolsheviks, and their partners are the ones pushing gun control legislation.

      • On April 1, 2018 at 9:41 am,
        GH says:

        Or is it a war on Whites? Or white Christians?

        I don’t know enough to tell the true history of South Africa, but this one is eye-opening. The hatred in the comments is quite chilling.

        http://americanfreepress.net/70000-whites-murdered-in-modern-south-africa-obamas-african-legacy/

        • On April 1, 2018 at 4:08 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          GH – That is a very disturbing article and it is baffling how little news coverage the murdering of 70,000 whites in South Africa by blacks has received. If it were the other way around it would be front and center of every news outlet, but as the article stated it is almost turning into a genocide against the 9% white minority population in S.A. and while there were abuses of power in prior eras, turning around a killing, raping, robbing, taking farms, looting businesses,etc… is NOT the path to healing old wounds.

          The same thing was playing out in Zimbabwe and there have been similar “black empowerment” movements in Mali and the Congo which quickly turned into just stealing farms, siezing businesses, property, cash, and escalated into extreme violence. Few are calling out this incredibly racist & hateful activity, nor do the people perpetrating the crimes realize the irony in how these actions are the exact same thing so many felt victimized by in the first place.

          As a number of people have written on here as their tag lines “praying for sanity.”

          • On April 1, 2018 at 5:06 pm,
            GH says:

            We’re all familiar with how ethnicity of perpetrators is left unmentioned with many problems in Europe related to refugees. Not surprising, then, that the same is done in the US.

            See table 42

            https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cvus06.pdf

            I wonder how the stats here would compare to the offenses of the KKK. That’s reasonable to ask, isn’t it?

            Why is the media fomenting false concepts of who is committing offenses against who, fomenting hatred against whites, in cahoots with many academics? Is South Africa what one gets for acceding to change with hopes for a better future?

          • On April 1, 2018 at 5:25 pm,
            GH says:

            If that article is correct, then about 1 in 57 white South Africans has been murdered…

          • On April 2, 2018 at 3:35 am,
            Excelsior says:

            Very disturbing stats, and it is amazing there is not more news coverage of what is going on in South Africa. Instead we have countless news stories of “safe spaces” on college campuses, or people whining because they felt offended by what someone said that was mean and they are a victim of microaggressions. Yet there are tens of thousands of real victims in S.A. and people turn a blind eye to it. Amazing.

          • On April 2, 2018 at 7:58 am,
            GH says:

            The *mass media* turns a blind eye to it.

            Just as they mislead us on so much else that is vital to our interests.

      • On April 1, 2018 at 12:11 pm,
        CFS says:

        One group “feels” they are correct.
        The opposing group “knows” they are correct.

        But which group is correct?

  26. On April 1, 2018 at 11:02 am,
    Dick Tracy says:

    I forgot to say Happy Easter to everyone out there. We are having Turkey dinner tonight with all the trimmings, including beer and wine. We are eating at 6:00 pm. sharp, my wife said what is this the army, I just don’t like it when people trickle in before a big family get together. Achtung Baby! DT

  27. On April 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    More Media BS……..
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-01/extremely-dangerous-our-democracy
    As BI notes, these are all owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, which over the last few days has seemingly required dozens of new anchors on its roughly 200 local TV stations in the US to read the dark message about “members of the media [who] use their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control ‘exactly what people think’,” concluding that “This is extremely dangerous to a democracy.”

  28. On April 1, 2018 at 1:46 pm,
    Mike says:

    Wow … too many links to check out on this Easter (Resurrection Sunday) afternoon.

    I hope you all that celebrate this very holy day (or just holiday to others) had a very blessed day.

    The bottom line in it all? … Is Jesus who He said he is?

    There are many in the field of “apologetics” (i.e., the reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine) who have written exhaustively on the subject. You could spend a lifetime in this area study (or just enough to satisfy your own curiosity … depending on how deep you want to go).

    In the meantime, here is one Jewish fellow who talks about his own experience after being asked to join a team of scientific experts tasked with examining the Shroud of Turin … I hope you enjoy as he casts a light on his own personal perspective in this TED talk:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G4sj8hUVaY

    • On April 1, 2018 at 3:58 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      Thanks Mike yes you have a blessed day as well and thanks for sharing the video.

      Peace be with you.

      • On April 1, 2018 at 9:31 pm,
        Mike says:

        Thanks, Excelsior … and peace be with you and yours … I always enjoy your comments as they often stimulate some very lively discussions.

        🙂

    • On April 1, 2018 at 5:38 pm,
      CFS says:

      Interesting video. Thanks for posting.

      I guess I don’t understand how he went from believing he Shroud of Turin to be authentic and not understanding how it was created, to believing the Shroud is authentic AND Jesus Christ is the son of a deity.
      The latter is an hypothesis, in my opinion, not a verified step.
      There are many things that a son of a deity, with all the powers thereby bestowed, would have done to better demonstrate the “son of a deity” fact e.g. like living and traveling the world for a few hundred years.
      or simply saying the earth revolved around the sun at a distance of x cubits.
      or that man would find there was land under the frozen south pole, but water at the north pole. Just something mankind did not know at that time.
      The observable fact that can be demonstrated is that Jesus was human, but had no other knowledge than that of humans living contemporaneously.

      Ah, but what about rising from the dead?
      Where’s the verification?

      • On April 1, 2018 at 9:09 pm,
        Mike says:

        Hi CFS,

        I can’t personally speak with authority on the subject without pointing to an “expert” in apologetics who could possibly provide you with convincing evidence about the resurrection (there really is a lot on the topic though).

        One popular book is “Evidence that demands a verdict”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYP99J3/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

        However, there is also a fellow who spent ninety minutes in Heaven (and wrote a book with that title that also became a movie) who might persuade some folks who are skeptical. Here is a short video – 90 Minutes In Heaven, Don Piper On “Fox And Friends”:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y7aVIg6sIE

        Some, though, will not be persuaded, even with accounts such as Don’s (and there are many more like his, although perhaps not as dramatic). That is why it seems that faith is required … as it is “the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen”.

      • On April 1, 2018 at 9:54 pm,
        CFS says:

        Here’s the best science of the Shroud:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f9pmD7wm-E

      • On April 2, 2018 at 9:04 am,
        b says:

        lol. interesting thoughts cfs.
        I have no idea if the shroud is of jesus or not.

        imo jesus was simply talking about how creation works and living peaceably.

        People that talk about this stuff that have enough impact to be remembered seem to come around every so often, buddha and jesus for example come to mind, a little research and you can find others.

        My point is they dont really talk math or science, well maybe buddha with his explanation of all things are made from atoms but he doesnt know what an atom is. so i dont know if that counts.

  29. On April 1, 2018 at 9:23 pm,
    CFS says:

    Now consider the most recent theory about how the image on the Shroud was made.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6iQGomNqTw

    I understand what she was saying, except for the curvilinear god-space bit towards the end which is supposed to explain how an extended quasi point source of radiation is supposed to generate parallel radiation in real space.

  30. On April 1, 2018 at 9:27 pm,
    CFS says:

    Big Al, If you accept the Turin Shroud as authentic, here is what Christ looked like:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSQKbawWS_E

  31. On April 2, 2018 at 3:29 am,
    Excelsior says:

    Warren Irwin | Discerning Mining Stock Scams from Bre-X until Today

    MiningStockEducation – Apr 1, 2018

    “At PDAC 2018, top-performing natural resource hedge fund manager Warren Irwin (Rosseau Asset Management Ltd.) shared his insights with Mining Stock Education regarding mining stock scams from Bre-X until today. In this interview, Warren shares his first-hand experience of the Bre-X Minerals fraud of the 1990’s. Warren turned $250,000 of his own money into $5,600,000 as Bre-X’s share price rose. Fortuitously, as he explains in the interview, he sold his stock near Bre-X’s stock price peak. Warren then immediately began shorting the stock and holds the rare distinction of being one of the only people to profit from both Bre-X’s share price rise and fall. ”

    “Over his more than three decades of natural resource investing, Warren has seen all types of mining stock scams. In this 40-minute interview, he shares regarding some of the most-frequent types of mining scams that occur today and what the mining stock investor should be aware of. For the serious resource investor, this is a “must-listen” interview.”

    1:29 Warren Irwin’s background and fund information
    2:50 Warren describes his first-hand experience with and investment in Bre-X Minerals
    13:59 In which category of mining company (exploration, development or producer) do we most-often see scams and why?
    15:05 What does a mining producer scam look like?
    16:30 Where do you most frequently see dishonesty in official regulatory filings?
    20:16 Are there certain commodities that are easier to perpetuate a mining scam with and why?
    22:23 What is your experience with niche metal scams?
    24:25 What type of mining scam works most effectively today compared to what scams worked well twenty years ago?
    25:51 Can you speak regarding any current-day mining scams?
    27:05 If you knew a company was a scam, would you still buy its stock if you knew you could profit from trading it?
    29:50 What are your thoughts regarding Pretium Resources and Novo Resources?
    34:19 Are there any mining jurisdictions where you see high potential reward, yet also substantial risk but you are still willing to take a bet on that jurisdiction?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iovp5nDy5yk

  32. On April 2, 2018 at 3:31 am,
    Excelsior says:

    China hits back with tariffs on US imports worth $3bn

    6 hours ago – BBC

    “China has imposed tariffs of up to 25% on 128 US imports, including pork and wine, after US President Donald Trump raised duties on foreign steel and aluminium imports in March.”

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43614400

    • On April 2, 2018 at 8:23 am,
      JohnK says:

      Good morning to you Shad.
      The tariff battle is starting. Something is telling me to put the rare earths back on the radar.
      What says you?

      • On April 2, 2018 at 5:28 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        Hi John K,

        Yes, I have put rare earths back on my radar and have a position in (LEM) Leading Edge Materials that has the Norra Karr deposit that used to belong to Tasman Metals. They merged Tasman with Flinders Graphite to form (LEM) and have added Lithium and Cobalt to the mix, but most don’t realize what a Tier 1 REE asset Norra Karr is, but will wake up to it over time.

        http://leadingedgematerials.com/norra-karr/

        In addition, I’ve always liked and have held a position in Alkane Resources off and on the last few years. Their Dubbo specialty metals project is world class.

        Other companies that have promise are Ucore, Matamec, Arafura, Lynas, Greenland Minerals, and Commerce Resources.

  33. On April 2, 2018 at 9:44 am,
    spanky says:

    Gold is up and down like a yo-yo. Would love to see a ramp higher in silver now. It is going to take a monumental effort to break through the 200 WMA for good.

  34. On April 2, 2018 at 10:16 am,
    Paul L says:

    Glad Trump keeps opening his big mouth as I am 100% in cash waiting for a major crash.

  35. On April 2, 2018 at 10:23 am,
    Paul L says:

    I had a 62 target last week for oil but it could easily go to near 58 if the market gets well below the 200 day.

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    lpr says:

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