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Ted Butler Urges Everyone To Submit A Response To The CFTC On Silver Manipulation Schemes

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Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:39 | 997623 quasimodo
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My front side is already yellow

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:57 | 997669 Michael
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It's hilarious how they refuse to even mention the S-word on the business channels just as how they would not mention the source of the Charlie Sheen interview and the FOX Ron Paul deception.

Send them the silver bears power point presentations.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 16:15 | 997742 SilverIsKing
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Letters should also be sent to the Attorney General of New York, Eric Schneiderman, as well as the Attorney General of the state in which you reside.  What JPM is doing is pure unadulterated fraud & theft so perhaps at least one of the AGs is not bought and paid for and would take this issue seriously.

For NY, you can contact the AG's office here:


Fri, 02/25/2011 - 17:08 | 997912 bankrupt JPM bu...
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do you need any copies burned for th PP pres?  I want to unload part 5 right now, But I'll wait till next week.



Fri, 02/25/2011 - 16:12 | 997736 Bearster
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What if the opinion of the public is not reasonable?  The very idea of using coercion to somehow force markets to be free is not reasonable.

The very idea that the banks are naked short, as opposed to profiting from the carry trade (buy physical, sell a future simultaneously, pocket the contango spread), is not reasonable.

 Hell, position limits would prohibit banks from putting this trade on past a certain size.  Do you really want the spread between physical and to widen??

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:40 | 997626 velobabe
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letter writing time, bitchez†

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:42 | 997636 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Shall we use the feathers in our caps?

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:48 | 997655 JW n FL
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Fri, 02/25/2011 - 16:00 | 997692 txapela
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letter sent.



Fri, 02/25/2011 - 17:58 | 998080 The Fonz
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Indeed! Letter sent!

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 19:01 | 998310 GetZeeGold
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Free my silver letter sent.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 22:18 | 998843 StychoKiller
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Shut down the market manipulator(s)!

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 16:08 | 997728 asdasmos
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Letter Sent. & for your audio pleasure we have....


Marc Faber McAlvany Interview 23 February 2011.


 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uEbhPuoTx0

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 16:50 | 997869 IQ 145
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 Thank you. always glad to pointed to a Marc Faber interview.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:41 | 997628 Temporalist
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This has been shared on a few sites/blogs.  Let the masses awaken!

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:41 | 997630 Top_Kill
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Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:42 | 997635 Josh Randall
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Done and Doner

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 17:10 | 997918 Amish Hacker
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Me, too. I have composed one of the greatest letters in the history of public persuasion. Stand back, everyone, now you're really going to see some action in Washington.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 17:35 | 997999 collinar
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Please post it here for all to see your genius.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:42 | 997640 BallsDeepGold
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We don't need position limits, we just need to make sure the shorts can deliver what they sold. Much easier than some arbitrary limit.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:45 | 997646 Abitdodgie
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Would it not be easier for the people to ask for "end the C F T C " after all what is the point of paying regulators that do nothing. 

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:45 | 997648 nedwardkelly
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Speak up and be heard!?



Does anyone really think anyone will see any sort of reprimand for any 'schemes'. Haha... Next thing you'll tell me Obama will bring change.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 17:02 | 997895 eddiebe
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Bridges for sale

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:48 | 997649 The_Euro_Sucks
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Sorry but I think its a waste of time. The only way to resolve this issue is to buy the metal and blow up the fucking exchanges.  


ps I have respect for the work Ted does and I leared a lot from him. Just not agreeing about begging them to be fair, its war in case you didnt notice

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:50 | 997664 Temporalist
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Just go and submit a fucking comment it takes 1 minute.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:52 | 997668 The_Euro_Sucks
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I dont care if it takes 1 minute or 10 years. Waste of time is waste of time. If you like being on your knees begging, fine. 

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 16:11 | 997705 DavidPierre
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Quit  'LEARING' at Butler!



Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:54 | 997675 tmosley
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No reason not to write a letter.  You can do both.  I am.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 19:18 | 998383 55 men
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I sent this, it is from Bix Weir: 

Fair and appropriate position limits in silver should be NO MORE than 1,500 contracts or 7.5M ounces. The current proposed limit of over 5,000 contracts WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF MANIPULATION IN SILVER! The 1,500 contract limit is the correct amount and is STILL greater than any other current concentration in physical commodities traded on the COMEX.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 17:43 | 998036 living on the edge
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What is sad is Ted believes these assholes at the CFTC are decent, honest people who in the end will stop the manipulation. The CFTC will not regulate an end to the manipulation so the game won't end until it implodes on it's own. Buy Gold, buy Silver.

Be well.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:46 | 997651 JimboJammer
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Ted ,   they  are  all  being  Bribed....

The  system  is  broke...

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:47 | 997656 JimboJammer
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The  Irish  People  are  angry...  When  they

get  30  Law  Rockets  they  will  fix  things

in  one  afternoon....

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:48 | 997657 bigdad06
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Will someone wake Ted up! Give it up Ted! The system is broke and the only way to make real change is to take possession of real physical gold and silver. Crash JP Morgan buy silver!

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:49 | 997659 lieutenantjohnchard
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it's true. the bad guys can create havoc. i'll be sending my thoughts to the cftc.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:50 | 997661 Shameful
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Hell I want bigger speculative short positions!  Crank silver down to $5 guys, show us what you are made of!

The spec limits are a joke.  Let them do what they please, when they have to delivery they will either default or be forced to deliver.  People taking deliver will be far, far more effective then relying on government regulators.  If no one wants delivery then the paper market wins, if delivery is forced then paper market dies.  Anyone hanging their hopes on the skill and integrity of government regulators is either hopelessly naive or ludicrously stupid.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:49 | 997662 Dr. Porkchop
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Dear CFTC,


We know the squid has a tentacle firmly up your ass, so far in fact that it virtually controls your mouths with every twitch of its blood sucking appendage.


Fuck you.





Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:55 | 997676 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Life is in the details.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:56 | 997678 The_Euro_Sucks
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My thoughts indeed. Did you know the squid (Mario Draghi) is about to take over the ECB?

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 19:45 | 998462 Cathartes Aura
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his-story would expect no less, groomed for the *cough* position.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:49 | 997663 fredquimby
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I just weighed the 2011 silver eagles I bought in USA.

All of them weigh 1.106oz ??!! That means 2 free oz in 20 coins??!!

Anyone else in the same boat?? This seems to be a major discrepancy, I could understand one coin being a bit different, but really, 1.1 ounce, every one????!!

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:51 | 997666 Dr. Porkchop
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American Silver Eagles are not pure silver so I believe that they have to be over in order to be called 1oz bullion silver.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 16:45 | 997850 JohnG
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This is correct.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 15:56 | 997680 lieutenantjohnchard
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the copy cats can either get the right size or the right weight but not both unless i'm mistaken. i'll weigh mine to see what they render. i agree. 10% weight differential seems high.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 16:04 | 997706 Burgess Shale
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The US nickel is 75% nickel and 25% copper, which makes it worth over 7 cents, at current nickel and copper prices.  Invest in nickels, bitchez!

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 20:13 | 998548 fijisailor
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I bought 220 lbs of them just for fun. 

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 16:06 | 997720 BrianOFlanagan
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I am sure your scale is in ounces, not troy ounces.  1 troy ounce is equal to 1.1 regular ounces. Try switching your scale to grams - should weigh 31.103g.

Sorry, no free silver for you.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 16:25 | 997783 Cognitive Dissonance
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Not all ounces are created equal. Some are born with a Silver spoon in their mouth. :>)

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 17:53 | 998068 Troy Ounce
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Somebody called me...?

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 16:32 | 997805 atlee
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It is a TROY oz. A troy oz has 31 grams  as opposed to 28 grams in an oz of well...everything else.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 16:44 | 997841 AR15AU
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1 troy ounce = 1.09714286 ounces

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