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Belarus Just Devalued Its Currency By 56%

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Mon, 05/23/2011 - 14:24 | 1302505 rokakoma
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Don't forget the USD cross started from 2.000!

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 15:29 | 1302734 DoChenRollingBearing
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OK, I know that I am being VERY rude here, pimping myself...  But, I am re-posting this from another thread because I am trying to decide whether or not to write a blog...

I too regret hijacking this prime real estate, but...  Please don't kick me off, Tyler, for this...

I am considering writing a blog.  This has been going around in my head now for a few days, I have had a lot of time to THINK because my wife has been out of town for over a week.If you are still interested in what I am writing here, please read on...  The below is "cut & pasted" from my one page or so outline of article ideas and other thoughts re my blog.  This IS kind of long, but you will get the general idea of what I have in mind. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know of any interest.  If I do not get anyone interested, I will not go forward...  Please send any comments to my name (moniker) at gmail dot com. Thank you!  And please read on...

My blog will be about a wide variety of subjects of interest to me, but that I hope would be of at least passing interest to some of you.  I intend to write on a fairly wide range of subjects, many of which are listed below.  That list is likely to grow, I hope it does.  I would like to state upfront that I am not really an expert on ANYTHING, really.   One of the purposes of my blog would be to draw into the discussions the opinions of experts.  There are many things I would hope to learn from experts as well as all of you, my friends, virtual friends, family and readers.  YES, I want have a robust Comments Section after each article, because I am NOT an expert on ANYTHING!  I want to learn as well as entertain all of you.  I want Comments on my blog!  Lots and lots of Comments, because you, my dear readers, are a vastly intelligent and knowledgeable group.

My blog will not be in any kind of competition with any other blog, because I can claim only modest expertise on almost any subject I will address.  Below are some topics that may very well be written about soon.  Many of these I know interest SOME of you!  Please be reassured that I do not expect ANYONE to be interested in them all.

Gold, precious metals and “Freegold”

The Really Lousy Economic Situation (“TRLES”)

Wine / beer / liquor

Tai Chi and related

SHTF / TEOTWAWKI (likely to be a crowd pleaser…)

“Personal stories of my life” (funny or nice anecdotes, E & C know many)

Blogging (introductory)

Poetry & Haiku (yes!)


Jokes and humor in general (yes!)

“Guest Posts” (that is, I would like to have YOU to write some of YOUR stuff!)

Ball bearings and similar

Guns & ammo & general military stuff


Evil Banksters (probably another popular one!) / Wall St. Fraud / Evil Empire

South Carolina

Texas and which County is the best!    <--- (could be real hornets’ nest…)


Tourism in Italy!

Tourism in France!

Tourism in Peru!

Tourism in general

Art, music and opera

Astronomy & geology ("Dummies" level, geology includes volcanoes and earthquakes)

Math (yes!)

Fiction (yes!  Some of you know I like to read.)  popular and classic

History (yes!)

Politics in general!

Computer stuff (at the “Dummies” level, for example topics like Facebook, etc.)

Language / Linguistics / Foreign languages

The oil business

The mining business

The banking business (oh wait, I took care of this under banksters above, let me KNOW if you made it this far, LOL)

The Middle East

Europe and Asia in general

Conspiracy theories / Tinfoil Hat stuff (extremely limited, perhaps humorous only)

Nutrition and health

Other topics can be suggested… 


Mon, 05/23/2011 - 15:39 | 1302760 gmrpeabody
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ET TU....... DoChen?


Mon, 05/23/2011 - 15:40 | 1302772 YHC-FTSE
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I don't understand this at all. In the time it takes to type this all out, you could have actually started your blog. Just do it already, and then pimp it when appropriate like everyone else. Duh.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 16:01 | 1302858 gmrpeabody
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I think he is joking...

I didn't even need the normal <sarc> reminder.

Either that.., or I'm a complete idiot (which is always in play).

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 16:09 | 1302887 YHC-FTSE
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A joke? Well, that makes sense, although not terribly funny. Hardy ha ha. 

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 17:13 | 1303059 JNM
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Either that, or a really, really mean/funny prank on his friend/enemy, "Moniker".

How many people do you think, e-mailed this guy?

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 17:33 | 1303105 DoChenRollingBearing
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Three so far!

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 17:43 | 1303116 DoChenRollingBearing
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To the three who emailed me, I sent you the link.

Due Drop Inn!

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 18:49 | 1303300 YHC-FTSE
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I get it now. You're a nut. Without any mates to bounce your ideas off. 


Totally inappropriate waste of space. Oh yeah, good luck keeping your real name a "secret". Duh.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 16:55 | 1303018 Rick64
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 He left his email address, or is that a joke too. I think he's serious.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 17:12 | 1303054 DoChenRollingBearing
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I am serious.  I just made my first post.  Email me if interested.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 17:22 | 1303078 JNM
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Wow, you already made your first post?  Holy-cow.  You are serious.  Good for you.  Good luck with everything.  I really hope, you accomplish all your dreams. 

Have you told your mom yet?  There's actually, quite a long list of people, who probably really want to read you.  Have you made a list yet, of all the people you know?

You should probably e-mail the president, if you haven't already.  Also, consider sending an e-mail, to all the mainstream media outlets. Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC will all definately want to get ontop of reading your blog.  From what I hear, blogs like yours are really threatening their existence.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 19:48 | 1303481 gmrpeabody
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"Have you told your mom yet?"

Damn it.... I almost choked on the olive!

Too funny....


Mon, 05/23/2011 - 19:51 | 1303494 YHC-FTSE
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Mon, 05/23/2011 - 17:23 | 1303080 Rick64
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Why don't you post the link to the website of your post, and we can check it out.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 17:33 | 1303097 DoChenRollingBearing
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I am using my real name at my blog, not DCRB.  That is why I ask you to send me a message to my above email, so, you know, I can check you out.

As I get rolling with this, I would ask anyone going to my blog NOT to mention my real name here at ZH.

Thank you!

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 17:35 | 1303102 Rick64
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I understand.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 17:43 | 1303114 JNM
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Oh! Good thinking.

You don't wanna mess around, with randoms and hobos reading your blog.

Secret blogs, are always the best kind of blogs.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 17:43 | 1303124 DoChenRollingBearing
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No, not a secret blog at all.  I just don't want my real name gracing ZH.

Next up, I am telling everyone on my email list and my Facebook friends (a 55 yr old on Facebook?).

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 17:48 | 1303130 JNM
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Sounds risky.  You should really, maybe, reconsider the secret blog idea.  It might be best, if NOBODY knows it exists.  Sortof like, you know, if you blog in a forest, and a tree falls on you, does anybody still read the post?

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 18:29 | 1303233 Janice
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You should have kept your alter-ego, like Turd Ferguson did.....you never know about the wackos....and people can get down-right mean and demanding....ask The Turd.


But here's what I want to talk about on your blog.  If the US prints money, and every other country prints money.....shouldn't it be a win-win for ALL big governments and a screw you to ALL the little people?  Globally, wouldn't everything be the same, except the value of existing debt?  A rising tide lifts all boats.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 17:27 | 1303084 Janice
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I'm with the other poster.....just do it and send us the link.  However, personally,  I would not post everyday.  Maybe once a week...otherwise, no vacations for you.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 15:45 | 1302806 TooBearish
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One of the purposes of my blog would be to draw into the discussions the opinions of experts.  

Hoe the F you gunna qualify these 'experts' in the anonymous ether of the Internet?

Good luck...

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 16:12 | 1302817 tmosley
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Those who are consistently right and are able to articulate the facts on a given subject are experts.  Whether they use their real name, something to do with their profession, or call themselves something whimsical like "Turd".

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 17:56 | 1303145 macholatte
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Definition of Expert:


X is a mathematical expression for an unknown


Spert is a drip of water under pressure


Therefore, an "Expert" is an unknown drip under pressure.


Mon, 05/23/2011 - 22:17 | 1303915 jaffi
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X is always known once you differentiate it from the others, that is why it is called an independent variable.  

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 20:45 | 1303673 trav7777
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so, in other words, kinda the opposite of you LOL

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 21:54 | 1303850 tmosley
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Only if you are peering through the biased perspective of those with shit for brains.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 14:22 | 1302510 max2205
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That's Beralious!

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 14:46 | 1302581 j0nx
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Don't you mean belarious? Man you screwed that joke up.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 14:52 | 1302605 TheTmfreak
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Yes sadly he did. It took me two or three reads to get thats what he was aiming for, when I knew thats what he was trying to say...

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 15:05 | 1302658 Doña K
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Maybe he is Japanese and confused the r's and l's, or he actually is ahead of you and did it purposely. Still funny

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 14:46 | 1302593 whatsinaname
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They are still paying for Chernobyl - thats what it is. Belarus & Ukraine really got stuck with it thanks to the erstwhile USSR.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 14:22 | 1302511 Zing
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Just more examples of why GOLD is the best store of value and wealth.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 14:56 | 1302620 Rynak
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zing doesn't want you to buy silver :) New teleprompter message from paid troll brigade: "Well, if we can't make you stop buying PMs, then at least only buy gold"

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 15:13 | 1302687 trav7777
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silver isn't in the same league as gold for wealth preservation

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 15:16 | 1302696 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ $55,000

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 15:15 | 1302701 Hugh G Rection
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Silver isn't in the wealth "preservation" league... It's in the wealth multiplication league.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 15:45 | 1302789 SilverIsKing
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And all along I was thinking league of exponential wealth...

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 20:43 | 1303677 trav7777
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if it's speculation you are after, GGP blew silver away too

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 16:27 | 1302932 David449420
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It is if that is all you can afford.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 14:55 | 1302613 jus_lite_reading
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Yup and its coming to a dollar near you...

buy gold, save your ass

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 14:22 | 1302513 SoNH80
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Belarus is about as close as you can get to an autarkic, industrialized economy today.  Their only big trade partner is Russia, which might get hot under the collar about this.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 14:56 | 1302628 A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000
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Yes! "Cheap Communist Immitation of Euro-Disney Located In Belarus" here we come!

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 14:24 | 1302517 John McCloy
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And why would these be bad for silver/gold or the dollar which is considered the king of currencies because of reserve status? 

   See you below parity EUR

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 14:25 | 1302522 Hugh G Rection
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Vacation time...


half price Belarussian blowjobs!

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 14:56 | 1302630 SilverRhino
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For foreign dicks the price will stay the same.   Belarus dicks just got cornholed because they will cost double.


Mon, 05/23/2011 - 17:13 | 1303057 Cthonic
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They'll know if they devalued too far if there is a surging surplus of special sauce hosing the Big Mac index.

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