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Tue, 01/11/2011 - 20:19 | 868681 thefatasswilly
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So . . . silver and platinum (all high quality women LOVE platinum. It's "very pretty" apparently) are not answers? I'm beginning to feel nervous about gold because of posts like this.

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 20:26 | 868694 DoChenRollingBearing
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@ fatass,

MY wife does not care much for platinum, so I will hold it for her and my kid (in Pt Eagle form).  It is my favorite PM.

Don't worry about gold.  It is going to do great, even if your fantasies about killing off half the population come true...

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 21:23 | 868818 JonNadler
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BUT YOU CANT EAT GOLD!!!! or platinum

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 21:33 | 868835 Turd Ferguson
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Gold to 1405 tomorrow? Silver to 30+? 


Tue, 01/11/2011 - 21:43 | 868855 VegasBD
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or paper dollars.

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 22:10 | 868892 Sam Clemons
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or stocks, or bonds

honestly, i find it very very interesting that ancient cultures were obsessed with gold.  considering some people think that aliens visited this planet and taught pretty much  all the ancient cultures everything they knew, it is interesting.  i have to assume the aliens are who taught the people then that gold is special.  the bigger question is if alien bloodlines still exist today, who are they, are they hoarding gold for some reason?  Maybe it is fuel for some technology we don't have... never know.  we do know it is the best metal for space travel due b/c of its heat capacity (friction/near stars).



Tue, 01/11/2011 - 22:17 | 868968 thefatasswilly
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If you want to dive into that quagmire (giggity), I suggest you consider the fact that all ancient cultures worshiped some sort of flying serpent / dragon: indoamericans worshiped Quetzalcoatl, we Chinese are descended from dragons (and we worship / pray to our ancestors), whites believe in Satan, the great red dragon, Hindus / Cambodians worshiped Nagas, etc. etc. etc.

omfg serpent gods from outer space? I actually find it quite likely. Doubt it's a coincidence that dragons supposedly hoard gold.

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 22:42 | 869024 Red Neck Repugnicant
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worshipping snakes in space does not add any credibility to the 'Chinese are superior' argument

I would have kept that one to yourself.


Wed, 01/12/2011 - 04:39 | 869474 Lord Koos
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Wed, 01/12/2011 - 05:18 | 869482 Sudden Debt
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1. Any race that thinks is superior is more related to rats then anything else :)

2. I do believe Chinese come from space. They look pretty alien to me. Also when a Chinese get on a plane and want to go to America, we call them "ILLLEGAL ALIENS". Coincidence? I THINK NOT!

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 07:21 | 869511 jeff montanye
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could anyone dispute such airtight logic?

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 23:40 | 869180 Sam Clemons
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is that better than his videos "beyond the cutting edge?"  he just droned on in those videos.


Tue, 01/11/2011 - 23:55 | 869220 New World Chaos
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Well, the book is a massive brain dump.  That's to be expected when someone is trying to pull together a Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory.  The nice thing about the book is there is something for everyone, and you can pick and choose.  If you don't think the moon is a giant mind control Death Star, then you can just skip that chapter.

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 09:35 | 869623 Oquities
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Zachariah Sitchin, bitchez!

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 22:54 | 869063 Sam Clemons
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I do as well.  I think the bible even frequently references loud machines or fire or wheels when referencing god or angels arriving.  Sounds like a space ship made out of gold because it is the best material for it.

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 23:43 | 869191 A Nanny Moose
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Naga, Please!

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 23:41 | 869183 A Nanny Moose
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but paper = high fiber.

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 22:24 | 868983 Dr. Porkchop
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Goldshlager bitchez.

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 23:09 | 869110 guestpost
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Tue, 01/11/2011 - 23:43 | 869187 DoChenRollingBearing
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Ah, JonNadler has joined us again.  So what are the instructions from TPTIB (The Power That Is Blythe) tonight?  Oh, wait, I know!!!

Pt to $0.03

Au to $0.02

Ag to $0.01

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 01:15 | 869339 StychoKiller
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...and we'll be saying a big hello to all intelligent life forms everywhere...and to everyone else out there, the secret is to bang the rocks together guys..."  sub-etha radio broadcast in HHGTG

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 07:31 | 869513 Troy Ounce
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O yes, you can: www.ediblegold.com


Wed, 01/12/2011 - 07:41 | 869517 Chappaquiddick
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Oh yes you can and silver and a range of other very odd materials, but's far better to horde it and and polish it and love it and yak yak yak yak yak.

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 21:49 | 868869 thefatasswilly
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Hm, why does she dislike platinum? Does she prefer gold instead?

What generation are you guys from?

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 23:39 | 869178 DoChenRollingBearing
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@ fatass,

She does not dislike platinum, she just does not have precious metal fever like some of us here at ZH do.  Platinum is my sentimental favorite, it is heavy...

So it's up to me, at 54, to hold the PMs as insurance against .gov stupidity or an ugly Black Swan event.  I hold some food and guns & ammo as well.

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 20:49 | 868722 Red Neck Repugnicant
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oh god. The most loathsome, wretched pig at ZH is offering insight about high quality women.  



all high quality women LOVE platinum. It's "very pretty" apparently...

Your post should read:  all high quality warthogs have a penchant for cornmeal.  It's "so tasty" apparently. 

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 21:30 | 868827 Dr. Sandi
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all high quality women LOVE platinum. It's "very pretty" apparently...

If quality=price and Platinum=blonde, this equation makes perfect sense.

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 21:47 | 868865 thefatasswilly
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What equation?

I might have exaggerated a bit with "all," but I've asked quite a number (I'd estimate 20-25) of non slutty, attractive women about their feelings on gold, silver, and platinum. I understand that there is a high demand for jewelry amongst women.

Most either didn't care much for silver, or expressed mild disdain for it. All talked about how good platinum looked when I asked if price was a factor in the unanimous #1 choice. Some stated that gold is too flashy.

Maybe it's just my generation that's in love with platinum.

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 21:50 | 868873 Red Neck Repugnicant
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What equation?

This one:

XengXang + horniness = trip to the warthog farm


Tue, 01/11/2011 - 21:55 | 868894 thefatasswilly
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This is my last reply to you. I've already pummeled you twice; you have had to resort to school yard namecalling and making up random ass shit like your "equation" above, because you have been unable to counter me logically. At all. You even tried using one of my arguments as your own argument. I don't know why you're even responding to me; are you a masochist? Do you have no sense of self respect?

I'm tired of repeating my superiority over you, boy. It's not fun anymore. Can you tell by the way my language has changed? Of course not. You are white. Inferior brain (did you know that the white unemployment rate in America is higher than that of the Asian American unemployment rate? We do better than you even in your own country). Incapable of deep, critical thinking.

I know you will respond, boy. Hoping for another lashing from the whip. Sorry, bored.

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 22:19 | 868910 Red Neck Repugnicant
Tue, 01/11/2011 - 23:00 | 869083 Rylie
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what did you Asians do copy western ideas and gadgets and make cheap replicas of them


Tue, 01/11/2011 - 23:59 | 869228 thefatasswilly
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I apparently also possess a superior command of your own language. English was my third; based on your inability to recognize correct punctuation and capitalization, I'm fairly certain it was your first.

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 04:43 | 869475 Lord Koos
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Those with deep-seated insecurities often feel a desperate need to blow their own horn, small though that horn may be.

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 04:32 | 869469 AnAnonymous
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what did you Asians do copy western ideas and gadgets and make cheap replicas of them


It is rather simple to understand why. Because it is one of the only sectors left in the west for "productive" work.

When you start a business, you perfectly know that you will meet duress from other competitors. The goal of competition is to eliminate concurrence, so new concurrence is not welcomed.

If Asians or more exactly Chinese,Indians, Russians or Eastern Europreans (Japan is beyond copying western ideas and gadgets) start their own IP businesses stuff and like, any corporation in the West will face the question of where to locate the production of their goods. With an expected outcome that it is required to move either entirely or partly the activity in the quoted areas of the world for various causes, as profits but also reduce concurrence by poaching their talents.

Which will result in an earthquake in the West.

People should not forget that outsourcing is the result of internal pressure to the West, that politicians have presented education as a solution to cope with the outsourcing phenonemum and expelling educated jobs to places where they will belong will not go that easy.

The reaction to outsourcing jobs for the educated is strongly adverse, especially when it is justified as it means no returns of the activity.


Wed, 01/12/2011 - 01:07 | 869327 trav7777
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inferior brain?  WTF?

Let's see your slope record of inventions...I'm waiting

our dicks are bigger too

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 01:53 | 869378 thefatasswilly
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Are you really that insecure about your own dick?

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 02:09 | 869395 Red Neck Repugnicant
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Hey XengXang

Speaking of Chinese dicks, did you ever see this movie?


No more yankee my wankee, the Donger need FOOD!


Wed, 01/12/2011 - 02:10 | 869399 Hephasteus
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Sorry trav he got ya there. 1 billion plus countries know how to fuck. I wouldn't try to make people from india feel sexually inadequate either. It's not going to fly.

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 04:47 | 869476 Lord Koos
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Among other things Chinese invented eyeglasses and gunpowder back when anglosaxons were still living in caves. 

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 01:31 | 869355 Tom G
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"We do better than you in your own country".


So much hilarious stuff there. A true collectivist mindset, hidden in that false bravado. What do I care if the "average" asian american is more employed than the "average" white american? It seriously could not mean less to me. I concern myself with myself, not my white brothers.

And these averages have absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the brain of any individual white person you meet. Of course, the superior asian brain in your head should be able to figure that out for yourself, I imagine.

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 01:56 | 869383 thefatasswilly
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You concern yourself with yourself? So . . . you are not at all worried about your family, your own flesh and blood?

You do not give a shit about your cousins? You couldn't give a shit less about your race, the ones closest to you genetically?

Do humanity a favor and do not reproduce. Imagine the sort of father you would be; imagine how your kids would turn out.

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 13:28 | 870388 Tom G
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You could just change the argument and focus on one throw-away hyperbolic comment. Oh, that's what you did.

Of course I care about my family. I care less than that about my cousins. And I care as much for asian american strangers as I do my white american 'brothers' who I do not know -- ie., not much.

I certainly don't care if unemployment among whites is higher than unemployment among asians in America. Is my family taken care of? Yep. You're the one bragging about racial differences in unemployment as if that makes your brain superior to every white person's brain you encounter.

Would you prefer we talk about poverty rates among asians worldwide compared to poverty rates of whites? Does that mean I'm going to assume that I'm smarter and wealthier than every asian I meet? Absolutely not, but the comparison between the above assumption and your specious argument is pretty solid.

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 21:51 | 868882 Dr. Sandi
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Apologies, Fats. Your experience is your experience. Personally, I just don't 'get' platinum.

Now silver is both a fine metal and a great horse.

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 21:54 | 868893 living on the edge
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I agree, platinum doesn't excite me. When the masses wake up, it will not be platinum that they buy. 

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 01:19 | 869343 StychoKiller
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Once Au and Ag become unavailable at any price, it'll be any port in the "perfect" storm...

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 22:02 | 868918 thefatasswilly
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Hm. Just exercising contrarian thought. I'm loading up on silver and thinking about picking up a little bit of platinum just for shits; thus, asked females because of jewelery etc.

What do you mean when you say don't "get" platinum?

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 22:42 | 869027 Dr. Sandi
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Well, platinum is obviously a high grade investment metal. But I watched the market for awhile and it seems more like it's controlled by two guys named Vinnie than actual market forces.

Now that I type it out, I guess the platinum marekt seems too much like the stock market, and I've already received burns over 90% of my body in that place, so I'm a little shy of anything even a little exotic.

Silver, they made coins out of when I was little. Gold, they made teeth out of when I was bigger. Those, I feel safe with.

Platinum just feels too trendy for comfort.

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 23:33 | 869159 thefatasswilly
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Thank you for the insight. I forget that young women tend to be quite trendy.

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