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Gold Over $1,450, Silver $39

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Nobody could have foreseen this. Nobody. In other news, Ben Bernanke has just ordered an extra absorbent set of Huggies.

Time for some force majeure announcements from the TBTFs.


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Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:23 | 1136923 ZeroPower
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There is no inflation.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:28 | 1136955 serotonindumptruck
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Yes, my 12K Ag investment is now worth about 20K, and all within a 6 month timeframe.

I'm supposed to be happy about this, right?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:41 | 1137060 InconvenientCou...
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depends what your strategy is. If you are a trader, you should not be happy until you book those returns.

If you are waiting for the collapse of fiat money, then "happy" might not fit.


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:46 | 1137102 Flakmeister
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The gold/silver bugs make me chuckle at times... be careful what you wish for...

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:00 | 1137192 Pool Shark
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Thanks to Eric Sprott...


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:01 | 1137203 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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Something Wicked This Way Comes.


Been humming Silent Running a lot lately...

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:39 | 1137757 Thomas
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Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:50 | 1137796 tarsubil
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Should BTFD now simply be B?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 14:24 | 1137952 asdasmos
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Sprott or QE3 being priced in?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 16:40 | 1138479 tarsubil
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Look at the 5 year price and it really looks like silver hasn't hit any kind of real resistance as it is rocketing upward. I was trying to time my buy today but then I just said fuck it. I'm in long so I will bareknuckle any dips.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:09 | 1137270 MrSteed
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I share your sentiment.

I own the stuff, but I sure hope to hell I never have to use it.  

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:14 | 1137309 Flakmeister
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Tue, 04/05/2011 - 14:52 | 1138061 Sudden Debt
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Why not? I have about 148kilos in silver coins and bars laying arround AND I SURE DIDN'T BUY THEM FOR FUN!! 

But they may tone for another few years before I chip them in unless I would really need them.


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 15:26 | 1138215 SilverRhino
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What's your address again? >:)

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 15:39 | 1138283 Flakmeister
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5 Place Victor Hugo, Brussels...

Pick me up some chocolate if you can... be sure to hit Chez Leon for some moules-frites as well....

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:23 | 1137357 viahj
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exactly, but that hope is quickly dissipating

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 14:00 | 1137849 MrSteed
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LOL.  That's a sentiment I share as well!   I'm not all that optimistic...

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:14 | 1137638 Ahmeexnal
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You will need to use it. You will also need a faradized suit.

And directed energy man-portable weapons.

Good luck.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:45 | 1137778 Drachma
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Who manufactures these faradized suits and for what frequency range?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 14:07 | 1137870 j.darkness
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Are you implying that the G.I Joe movie was prescient?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:31 | 1137403 Confucious 222
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Prudent planning is not wishing.

Doing nothing is wishing the future is not too cruel.

You fiat phreaks make me wonder...

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:49 | 1137530 Flakmeister
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Me, a fiat phreak??

You obviously do not read what I post very closely...

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:40 | 1137763 Thomas
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Errata: "Phiat Phreaks"

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 15:08 | 1138142 PhattyBuoy
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Perphect !

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 15:21 | 1138186 akak
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"Phlailing, Phloundering, Phucking Phiat Phreaks"

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 15:52 | 1138327 Banjo
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Sound money should not be percieved as negative.

I own gold, silver, property and cash. The gold and silver is only since 2008 I own it because I believe I have to a disaster insurance, NOT because I a hoping for a crash.

I remember looking at gold back in 2004 after reading Richard Duncans book The Dollar Crisis thankfully I hedged out of equities and into cash.

One final thing I will add is there are likely gold / silver bugs who have stacked a certain amount of metal and are hoping that at a certain ratio they can exchange for land or a house etc.. So in that context I don't think thats bad. No different really from putting money into Google, Microsoft etc.. and hoping in a few years time you can enjoy some big gains.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:08 | 1137273 MrBoompi
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Mixed feeliings for sure, since I do have a few things laying around that are valued in USD. I didn't have the guts to go all in on gold and silver last year.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 14:52 | 1138062 Zardinuk
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Neither did I, I wanted something more stable than metals so I bought into oil companies and emerging market ETFs. They are both doing pretty good considering...

Everyone likes to talk about when gold goes up, 3% is not bad considering the losses it's taken over the months, but there are dozens of better investments out there. My Chevron (CVX) stock goes up 1.2% today, steady reliable growth that I don't have to bite my fingernails over.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:51 | 1137527 PeterSchump
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The only people happy when they have to use their insurance policies are the one's holding the torches.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:35 | 1137744 tamboo
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or those that can cash in on jooish lightning like the benster.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 15:36 | 1138255 FreedomGuy
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Lol! That means you bought around the same time as I did or same price point, Sep last year. The tricky part is if you are using it as insurance as I am primarily you cannot really sell it. If you do you have to buy back in at the current price. If it goes exponential you're OK with either price point, but if you sold out and did not repurchase then you're screwed. Tough call, but congrats! It does feel good to make a good call. I wanted to buy silver at $9.42 but I was busy getting laid off and moving. Wish I'd risked a few G's.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:30 | 1136969 I Am Ben
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That's what I'm saying, but nobody on this site seems to listen!

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:31 | 1136989 Careless Whisper
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It's just transitory.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:36 | 1137021 EscapeKey
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Mervyn King keeps insisting inflation in the UK is temporary, even as it breaks from 4.0% in Jan to 4.4% in Feb. In fact, it has been "temporary" for the past 18 months.

Of course, he also tells us to expect 5.0% by the end of the year, due to more "temporary" factors.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:05 | 1137255 NotApplicable
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On a long enough time frame, everything is temporary.

Merv's just a visionary.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:11 | 1137283 EscapeKey
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Merv is just temporary.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:38 | 1137452 BearOfNH
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To rephrase Merv: "In the long run we're all dead."

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:33 | 1137414 mtomato2
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She had spent a year, picking worn rail from abandoned branches to patch the rail of the main line. She had spent months fighting the men of Jim's Board of Directors, who said that the national emergency was only temporary and a track that had lasted for ten years could well last for another winter, until spring, when conditions would improve, as Mr. Wesley Mouch had promised. Three weeks ago, she had made them authorize the purchase of sixty thousand tons of new rail; it could do no more than make a few patches across the continent in the worst divisions, but it was all she had been able to obtain from them.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:23 | 1137691 Ignatius J Reilly
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I know this.  Is that from Atlas Shrugged?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 15:37 | 1138262 Virginian
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...and you can see it on the big screen (pt. 1 - Atlas Shrugged) on April 15th.  Who could have imagined Ayn got our current situation so right - writing more than more than 50 years ago?  Genius....

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:41 | 1137041 knukles
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It's just all bullshit. 
Ya' know, I'm gettin' this sneakin' feelin' that people's in the financial community (least all the buggers that I know and that's a pretty broad sample set) are just gettin' plain old tired, fatigued by the Bullshit Quotient and the Credibility Gap.
Where, oh where do we place our bets at times like these? 
Real assets... commodities, PM's.....
Just tired of dealin' with the BS that accompanies good old fashioned capital market investments....
That's what I'm hearin' from the troops, folks.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:10 | 1137275 Pegasus Muse
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+$1450 / +$39.  I'm with the troops.  

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:36 | 1137431 mtomato2
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+2011 A.D.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:50 | 1137524 fredquimby
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+ FOFOA 2011 - Year of R - P - G





Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:53 | 1137549 fredquimby
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And coz it really opened my eyes, in the middle of the above link:

From a Friend

Ref: "In other words, the current price of gold means that you are buying a slice of the world’s gold supply with a proportionately smaller slice of the world’s money. You can currently buy x% of the world’s gold with y% of the world’s money, where x is much bigger than y. When gold will become the unit of account of the world’s wealth, you will find yourself able to claim a much bigger slice of that wealth than you would have been able to do with fiat money before the collapse."



Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:06 | 1137601 riphowardkatz
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There is inflation but it is "transient", obviously.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:18 | 1137673 Pladizow
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2011 gold forecasts from the 5 members of the London Gold Fix:

1. Barclays - $1,620/oz

2. Scotia Mocatta - $1,500/oz-$1,600/oz

3. Deutsche - $1,500/oz and $2,000/oz by 2012

4. Societe General - $1,550/oz

5. HSBC - $1,550/oz

And Goldman Sachs - $1,690/oz

They may be all a little too conservative!

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 14:18 | 1137925 malek
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A little? Like these in your avatar?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:25 | 1136926 Temporalist
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I saw it...with my Bernank-Ray Vision Glasses I bought from ZH.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:31 | 1136967 Ray1968
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I see $50 silver soon.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:33 | 1137010 Long-John-Silver
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and $100 soon after that

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:38 | 1137044 Clueless Economist
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i think we need another stimulus package of about 2 Trillion $'s There are many shovel ready projects that will employ millions.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:44 | 1137085 Yield2Greatness
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But are there enough mexican willing to climb the fence to work those shovels.  American citizens do not get their hands dirty -- it's uncivilized.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:33 | 1137400 Hook Line and S...
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$50 Ag, $1600 Au and metastasizing...

Inconvenient Truth may see dead people, but I smell dead people, as they're going to be a lot closer than you think.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:57 | 1137836 Crumbles
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Uncivilized - and will get you branded as a potential survivalist/terrorist should you use that shovel to make a garden plot.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 16:09 | 1138388 Treeplanter
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In the real world most Americans get their hands dirty.  And millions of Americans would like those jobs Mexicans are bidding down.  If Israel can built a fence that works so can we.

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 00:15 | 1139743 StychoKiller
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I was shocked, shocked I say, to find out that the various States used said stimulus FRNs to repay what they owed to the Public Union Pension Funds!  Who coulda knowed??

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:44 | 1137072 InconvenientCou...
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I C dead people.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:50 | 1137115 Exposer of Inte...
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That's quite a BOLD call....... 




NOT :-)

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:05 | 1137596 tsx500
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really steppin out on a limb there , huh ?     ;)

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:25 | 1136927 JLee2027
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Time for some force majeure announcements from the TBTFs.

Every market can rise except these.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:25 | 1136930 slow_roast
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Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:28 | 1136944 DosZap
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Mr.Sinclair has seen it, and as you know forecasted it.

He's been spot on.

Next stop $1521.00..........

The TURD agrees.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:34 | 1137017 Long-John-Silver
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Gold or Silver?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:40 | 1137055 TX-Mike
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Haven't you read?  SILVER BITCHEZ!


Seriously though, Silver has been regularly out pacing Gold by a large margin.  I own some Gold only because it stores a larger amount of value in a smaller space... oh and because I got it pretty cheap at the time.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:27 | 1136953 Hard1
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I think BTFD by now it's Buy the F***ing Default.  It's a buy anyway, so it's just semantics, it won't afect your performance.  BTFUSSD. (US Sovereign) 

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:37 | 1137028 Long-John-Silver
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BTFS Today's Spike is Tomorrows Dip.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:14 | 1137315 DoChenRollingBearing
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For years now, I have BTF Spike (and sometimes a Dip) and I am perfectly content.

I just buy the Au when I have some income arrive, yeah I check the price but it doesn't influence my buying decision.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 16:22 | 1138433 Treeplanter
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I think this leg will get sliver above 41 before a real dip. I plan on taking some profits in the miners at 40, and wait for 41, sell more-- trade thar cash to buy 300 oz on the dip.  The chaos is accelerating out there, which means silver below 40 could soon be history as spikes get more energetic.  Wait til Ma and Ma decide they want a little stash of real money. 

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:27 | 1136954 DosZap
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Mr.Sinclair has seen it, and as you know forecasted it.

He's been spot on.

Next stop $1521.00..........

The TURD agrees.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:51 | 1137138 Turd Ferguson
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+++++ ;)

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:03 | 1137215 doomandbloom
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if there is no QE3 would it affect gold?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:17 | 1137332 tmosley
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The same way no gravity would effect gold.

Fun to speculate, but it's not going to happen.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:36 | 1137436 Hook Line and S...
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If I ever get the chance I will buy one of Turds delicious frozen yogurts and pay him in silver.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:02 | 1137588 Turd Ferguson
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I'll take it!

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 14:13 | 1137894 Sunshine n Lollipops
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"Turds delicious" should never be used together.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 19:28 | 1139060 saulysw
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Two metals, one cup.

"But you can't eat gold!"

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:35 | 1137437 Temporalist
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Before there was a QE gold was up for 9 years straight.  Does that help?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:30 | 1136976 Cash_is_Trash
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Fuck being a real estate consultant, I wanne be a miner!

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:48 | 1137097 Bleeping Fed
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Move to Austrailia and be a rigger.  Six figure salary, no degree required.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:56 | 1137162 sabra1
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many bars don't serve miners, did you know that?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:11 | 1137299 DoChenRollingBearing
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- $1448 on bars not serving miners...

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:47 | 1137508 Cash_is_Trash
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In the cities you can lose some loose change. Out there you lose nuggets.

QE ad Infinitum

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 14:28 | 1137969 Diogenes
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Who cares, do they serve beer?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:34 | 1137004 Cash_is_Trash
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D.P.'d by Silver and Gold, huh Bernanke Confetti?!

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:24 | 1136932 raya123
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Breaking news also suggests the Obama administration has rejected the short term budget proposal of the GOP, increasing the chances of a governenment shutdown on Friday.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:26 | 1136936 JLee2027
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The Democrats want a shutdown. 

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:43 | 1137078 the mad hatter
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and then all will realize that we don't need no government.


1773 baby.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:49 | 1137101 Cash_is_Trash
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That day will come swiftly.



I'm losing my fucking mind here!!!

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:32 | 1137420 chunga
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Material is getting stale. All new posts get stuck in legal.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:49 | 1137790 MolotovCockhead
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I'm losing my fucking mind here!!!

No, you are not.You think you are losing you mind but actually, you are losing your money....big time!




Tue, 04/05/2011 - 14:07 | 1137868 chunga
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Gotta be real careful with publishing facts these days. Just ask Lisa

Speaking through Data

"I’ll try to be non-cynical and hope that Geither believes because his books tell him he should. My numbers — based on tens of millions of pieces of foreclosure and housing related data — tell me I shouldn’t, and that nobody else should either. Tink’s pixie dust only works if you believe in it, and when you stop believing you’ll fall rather than fly. In housing, in foreclosure-land, and in the overall economy it’s more important now than ever to do your research — to make sure that research is rooted in independent facts and figures — rather than jumping off that windowsill on blind faith."

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 20:39 | 1139282 chunga
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Fight Club Lawyers listen up. For those who enjoy reading legal briefs click this baby. It will blow away the Ibanez decision. I wish there was a way to "ping" ZH'ers. I'd like to get Macho Man's take on this.

Moll vs. MERS, et al

Warning - 42 pages.

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 00:58 | 1139820 StychoKiller
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The MERS membership agreement does not replace the common law or the statutes which govern real estate conveyance in the State of Rhode Island.  The rules of membership in MERS do not grant any clear authority to MERS to take any action with respect to the mortgages held by MERS members, including but not limited to, executing assignments.  This is exactly what is at issue in the case at bar.

The Banksters ignored common law (in ALL 50 (57?) States!), now they're being hoisted on their own petard(s)!

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 08:52 | 1140286 chunga
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The Moll brief got buried pretty deep in the thread so I will re-post on the next fraudclosure topic that pops up. I can tell you this...if you get too close to the Foreclosure Matrix the heat get's turned up fast. I'm not pimping for anyone here...but we need more lawyers with the skill and willingness to fight. A couple here and there are gonna get shut down. The courts are our last chance. Tyler...put this baby up top. We need more "Fight Club Lawyers" pronto.

Moll vs. MERS, et al

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:03 | 1137224 prophet
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I thought they shut it down years ago.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:13 | 1137300 MrBoompi
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Which is why they waited until they lost the last election to do it? Should we take t-baggers like you seriously?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:28 | 1137705 Tortfeasor
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Perhaps they would like to shut it down BECAUSE they lost?  Taking their toy truck and going home...

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:31 | 1136985 Head for the Hills
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This will be the first wakeup call of many for those who suckle from the government teat.

The productive people won't notice anything unusual for a while, until the recession hits.

Anyone with simple math skills can see this will be a long one....

Maybe our fuhrer will use this opportunity to make his move.



Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:11 | 1137284 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ $1445

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:33 | 1137002 Global Hunter
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shutting down government seems to be there would be more positive aspects to it than bad.  I know there are people dependent on gov't cheques but we need people to get alarmed.  Note I'm a Canadian who really admires a lot about America and has been observing what is going with absolute astonishment and fear.  The more this builds up the worse the breakdown is going to be for America and your friends.  Shut down your government and maybe there's a chance the people can take it back.

I'm apologize if I seem insensitive on this one and perhaps there is more bad news to this than I can see.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:09 | 1137269 gaoptimize
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I noticed that a number of mining companies are located in Canada.  A hyperbolic PM bull market might prevent a Canadian realestate collapse.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:14 | 1137321 MrBoompi
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What we should fear is the markets' reaction to a shutdown, not which checks get mailed out and which don't.

Remember the fat finger episode a year ago? Think about that on steroids and then try to relax.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:14 | 1137652 earnyermoney
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F the markets reaction to a shutdown. Jump you, Fuckers.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 19:12 | 1139004 doggings
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haha this seems apt somehow :)

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:36 | 1137005 Global Hunter
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double post or as they say in Quebec poste deuxieme (not really)

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:44 | 1137090 They_Live
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Don't worry, you'll never walk alone.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:48 | 1137114 Flakmeister
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Acheter le creux putain

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:04 | 1137591 fredquimby
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Comprar La Buzamiento Puta 

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:08 | 1137276 NotApplicable
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So, I guess I should've filed my taxes already, huh?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:49 | 1137519 Things that go bump
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What if they shut down the government and nobody notices?

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 01:12 | 1139839 StychoKiller
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I motion that the IRS be the first to feel the axe!  There's nothing to like about their "service!"

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:24 | 1136935 yabyum
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Team ZH saw it,saw it from a mile away!

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:26 | 1136937 H. Perowne
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Ben: "But Maynard . . . I did everything you told me to!"

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:27 | 1136938 aVian
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Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:27 | 1136939 alexwest
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buy buy buy
no better time to buy


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:28 | 1136946 bania
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Utterly unprognosticatable.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:29 | 1136948 mule65
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The mainstream loves to ignore the elephant.  How about that iPad2?!

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:33 | 1136988 Ray1968
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Very tasty. Ate one for lunch.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:07 | 1137268 Pool Shark
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If you can't eat them, why are crooks dying to steal them?

Not to worry though; it all turned out otay...


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:12 | 1137290 NotApplicable
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I guess they didn't expect an armed Apple store. What will the hipsters think?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 14:12 | 1137880 Hephasteus
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In Steve Jobs mind this is a suicide.

Just like all those Foxconn suicides are likely security guards throwing over railings for talking to reporters.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:32 | 1136996 Dr. Porkchop
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One day people will be cracking the case to see if there is silver in there.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:43 | 1137061 Long-John-Silver
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and will extract it with electrolysis

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:23 | 1137367 chumbawamba
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HNO3 +  NaCl --> Ag(s)

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:56 | 1137174 Troll Magnet
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i have an ipad.  it's alright.  the new ipad2 looks much improved.

seriously, how long before i'll be able to pick one up for an ounce of silver?


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:10 | 1137288 Pool Shark
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With the current trajectory of the price of silver, and an extrapolation of Moore's Law... probably about two years.


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:27 | 1136949 GeorgeHayduke
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If the barbaric relics are making such moves, does it mean barbarism and barbarian raids are around the corner? Oh wait, it's already been here for years, we've just called it the US Financial Sector and Wall Street. Might as well add the US Military's Corporate Profit Protection wars to the mix too.

Glad I bought the metals years ago.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:34 | 1137016 Pchelar
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Waiting for the Barbarians -

What are we waiting for, assembled in the forum?
            The barbarians are due here today.
Why isn’t anything happening in the senate?
Why do the senators sit there without legislating?
            Because the barbarians are coming today.
            What laws can the senators make now?
            Once the barbarians are here, they’ll do the legislating.
Why did our emperor get up so early,
and why is he sitting at the city’s main gate
on his throne, in state, wearing the crown?
            Because the barbarians are coming today
            and the emperor is waiting to receive their leader.
            He has even prepared a scroll to give him,
            replete with titles, with imposing names.
Why have our two consuls and praetors come out today
wearing their embroidered, their scarlet togas?
Why have they put on bracelets with so many amethysts,
and rings sparkling with magnificent emeralds?
Why are they carrying elegant canes
beautifully worked in silver and gold?
            Because the barbarians are coming today
            and things like that dazzle the barbarians.
Why don’t our distinguished orators come forward as usual
to make their speeches, say what they have to say?
            Because the barbarians are coming today
            and they’re bored by rhetoric and public speaking.
Why this sudden restlessness, this confusion?
(How serious people’s faces have become.)
Why are the streets and squares emptying so rapidly,
everyone going home so lost in thought?
            Because night has fallen and the barbarians have not come.
            And some who have just returned from the border say
            there are no barbarians any longer.
And now, what’s going to happen to us without barbarians?
They were, those people, a kind of solution.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:20 | 1137339 NotApplicable
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The barbarian raids are emanating from the IRS. For instance, they got a $1B budget increase focused on more, well-armed revenuers.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:52 | 1137545 GeorgeHayduke
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Yeah, they too are the barbarians.

They are all part of the whole corporagovernment of today's world. For those who feel they are libertarian or "Free Market" or Replublican leaning and who will complain, it could also be called govcorp.

Same difference, different word, but some still believe the the fantasy that big bad Government does anything without their corporate or wealthy sponsor's approval. Reality awaits their discovery.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:29 | 1136952 slow_roast
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Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:25 | 1137359 Cyrano de Bivouac
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Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:30 | 1136959 Zero Debt
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When gold goes into backwardation, the endgame has begun in earnest.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:31 | 1136960 fj4funtx
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Silver Bitchez!!

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:31 | 1136964 Bastiat
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It's uprageous!


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:31 | 1136965 IEVI
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How long before the Bernank resigns or puts a gun in his mouth?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:35 | 1137011 Doña K
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He packs a glock 40

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:38 | 1137033 Head for the Hills
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You don't even need to point those at your self.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:34 | 1137018 cossack55
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Hopefully he will go to his office and detonate the nuke he has in his desk drawer.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:30 | 1136966 Dr. Porkchop
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Haven't seen any of the PM trolls lately.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:31 | 1136992 tmosley
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In totally unrelated news, stores nationwide report a sudden run on adult diapers.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:19 | 1137345 DoChenRollingBearing
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The worst shortages are in NYC and DC I heard.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 14:23 | 1137949 malek
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Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:31 | 1136994 Burnbright
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Just wait for the next dip, they will be calling a top. It is actually kind of funny cause they are a good indication of when to buy. 

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:49 | 1137119 Dr. Porkchop
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If we could have their comments quantified on the level of trollishness and chart it, we could have the PM Troll Buy Indicator Index.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 14:15 | 1137910 Dollar Damocles
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+ 1000

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:37 | 1137027 Robot Traders Mom
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I'm sorry, my son is in juvie and can't access a computer.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:30 | 1136970 camoes
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Bythe? Hello? Anyone Bueller?

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