Terrorism For Dummies

Tyler Durden's picture

From the creator of the 'bears' that explained QE, this brief, but all too-uncomfortable animated clip, summarizes the reality of fear in the US and Terrorism for Dummies...


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dick cheneys ghost's picture

The Neo-cons are the real terrorists.....

Blano's picture

And the TeleNegro isn't???


TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Home of the brave.




















...sorry if I frightened you too badly.

Big Slick's picture

Is that supposed to be Bernanke?

Pinto Currency's picture


QE is the ultimate terrorism.

Just wait.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

I have a project that I will undertake with sufficient "moral support".  It will take some time, but I think this would be very educational and probably of great interest to the Zero Hedge community.

I am going to start researching what it would take for me to get delivery of a COMEX 100 oz gold bar via the futures process (via a commodity broker).  I would be starting at "Ground Zero" (knowing almost nothing), so this will take some time for me to set up.

I will only do this if I get a lot of "moral support" (comments at ZH do not count -- too easy), these would be by email or better by comment at my blog.  I can do this with my own money, although it would require substantial shuffling around of assets (including selling some of my physical gold now).  I do not ask or want anyone else's money!  Only your encouragement as well as suggestions and recommendations (a cooperative commodity broker for example).

If I do NOT get support for this effort, I will likely NOT do this.

Parallel (independent and separate) efforts are encouraged!  If any of you have the means and desire to test COMEX, please do get in touch.  I especially ask any of my "virtual friends" (anyone who has been decent to me) to get in touch with me, particularly if you know something of the process or would to undertake a similar action!

Gold, bitchez!  Real gold!  

Join me!  Or egg me on!


Troll Magnet's picture

good luck, brother!

The biggest and the worst terrorists are the U.S. goobermint. Them and those fucking scumbags of AIPAC.

GetZeeGold's picture




AARP is pretty close to terrorist status as well.


Turn 50 and you get a card to cut into the death panel lines at any point of your choosing.


Death to all progressives.....whether they wear an R or a D. Would someone please tell those assholes we're out of money?

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Alert ZH member "TPTB_r_TBTF" posted a link to the CME rulebook below: http://www.cmegroup.com/rulebook/NYMEX/1/7B.pdf (comment 3616663).  So it looks like it is "already written" that no one can force COMEX to turn over any commodity.

Thank you, TPTB_r_TBTF.

I should have done this research myself before posting.  So, I will NOT take on the COMEX after all.  I will still look into the matter further, but it looks like they (TPTB) already have that base covered...

JeffB's picture

I did a search for "3616663" and didn't come up with anything.

In any event, I think that even if they couldn't be forced to deliver whether because of a declaration of FORCE MAJEURE or whatever, that they probably would still do so.

Someone on here said that they took delivery of "a lot of silver bars" that way and that the cost including shipping and insurance etc. was still cheaper than purchasing it elsewhere at local spot + prices.

Of course, if you were doing this primarily to prove a point and you now know what you set to find out it still may not be worth it to you, especially if you had transaction costs on getting the capital together.

Given China's issues with gold plated tungsten bars with U.S. Treasury serial numbers on them, I guess you'd have to add in assay costs as well.

Parousia's picture

A "win" for the terrorists is not a "loss" for our government.  Draw your own conclusions.  

chumbawamba's picture

You mean you're going to experiment with what it's like to be Celente'd?

Or, if you're lucky, you'll enjoy a 120% FRN payout when you stand for delivery, just like everyone else.


DoChenRollingBearing's picture

120% quick $ I could turn around for physical gold.  Jim Willie is wrong re $500 premiums to the Far East (per Bron Suchecki).

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture

you canT stack one bar.


100 coins => liquid

1 bar       => illiquid


coins flow

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture

You are correct. Let me rephrase that: I can take one coin (or a few coins) and walk 1-and-1/2 blocks to a business on the corner of a busy intersection and immediately receive cash for the 1 (or a few coins).

I expect, that said corner business cannot *immediately* give me cash for a 100oz. bar, nor will they exchange cash *immediately* over the counter for 100 coins early on Monday morning. Therefore I conclude that, exchanging 1 coin for fiat is more "liquid" than exchanging one 100oz bar for fiat.  Dumping all 100 coins at once is not what I meant above and also not "liquid".


Should I ever get hungry and want to barter for food-  I can take one coin and get a certain amount of food.  If I try to barter the 100oz bar (or all 100 coins at once), well, ... I probably should look to trade for a small farm instead of food itself.


Please allow me to restate the premise:


a pile of 100 coins is more liquid than 1 100oz bar, assuming the coins are dumped individually (or a few at a time).  In other words, I can (more often than not) exchange one coin for fiat/food/ammo faster than I can trade off a 100 oz bar.

100 coins are money.  1 100oz bar is a chunk.


If you like chunky women, then try chunky gold...

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

You can take shavings off that 100 oz bar.

Means you will carry around a small scale too, and are vulnerable to being robbed (tougher to hide the one big bar).

Any way, we are a long long way from 'bartering' in gold.  Bad money chases out good.  So as long as people accept USD people would rather do business with their USD than their gold. 

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture



Shavings are scrap

And once you shave the bar,

the bar itself becomes scrap.


"we are a long long way from 'bartering' in gold."

And you are an optimist.



mt paul's picture

sign on the wall of local Oxford assay shop

all transactions greater than 4000.$

must be reported to the IRS...

a 100 oz silver bar 

could leave a paper trail at 40+ $ oz

fractional gold easier to trade and sell..

Black Swan 9's picture

Smaller better in most things.

Black Swan 9's picture

Not unwise to keep junk silver on hand, too, pre-1964 quarters and dimes, perhaps the most liquid (recognizable) of all silver & gold coins, and most efficient at reducing the premium realized when using.

Downtoolong's picture

I suggest if you need to hedge your position, do a time spread in the futures market rather than sell your physical. Otherwise, you’re playing right into their hands. The whole goal of gold manipulators and suppressor is to get people to transfer physical gold to them in exchange for paper.

I think it’s a great project. Make sure you carefully and meticulously document each step, such that key events can be proven in a court of law.

francis_sawyer's picture

Here's a suggestion


You're gonna need a bigger boat...

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture

more suggestions:



  • donT tell the whole World that your name is Robert A. Mix, of Peru
  • donT tell the whole World that you are going to take delivery at: Ameru Trading del Peru S.A or thereabouts
  • donT tell the whole World what your approx. delivery date will be


I understand you have a pretty girl, whom someone can take hostage?

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture

well it didnT take long for that post to get a neg, lol


Let's change the thread name to


Buying Gold for Dummies




How NOT to Buy Gold

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

You raise valid security points, thank you.  I am still going to look into this and report back in due course.  If the COMEX/brokerage paperwork already denies the willingness of COMEX to deliver, a point raised last night, that might end the project.

I have a good & secure place for the bar.

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture

If you were anonymous, I would say go for it.


>  I have a good & secure place for the bar.


You went onto the internet, using your real name and location, and told everyone you have enough wealth to buy 100oz of gold.

I hope you have a secure place for your loved ones.


The internet is a "global village".

Would you proclaim on the streets in your town that you are ordering 100oz?

Then donT do it in the global village either.

shovelhead's picture

Good luck DoChen.

I don't thing most are getting your point about the Comex. Most likely they will only settle in cash. Only JPM gets to suck up the phyz.

They got a buncha fine print in there that says you get what they want to give you.

mt paul's picture

or at least

a heavier boat....

DaveyJones's picture

i second his last sentence. not that i trust the courts

PT's picture

Do Chen re: taking delivery of COMEX gold bar:

Just read some comments responding to your idea and I am very surprised that so many people don't seem to understand what you are trying to do here.  It's like they have suddenly gotten some kind of amnesia, or their thought train is so stuck in one direction that they can't see anything else.

To the negative commenters out there, here's a hint.  He even put it in bold.  Let me redo the fonts for better effect:
"I am going to start researching what it would take for me to get delivery of a COMEX 100 oz gold bar via the futures process (via a commodity broker)"

This ain't about stacking or whatever.  It is about what it would take, or perhaps it is called, "calling their bluff".  To those in a position to try that, I say, "Best of luck".  I just hope you can get the enlightenment you are seeking.  Of course, the biggest worry is a boring outcome, or an uninformative outcome.  Go get 'em Do Chen.

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture

Well you obviously did not click on his blog-spam!


His blog clearly states that he plans to act upon the information he receives:

I have an idea that I will probably act upon: buying a 100 oz gold bar via COMEX!



Almost Solvent's picture

I would be shocked if the paperwork didn't expressly contain a clause allowing COMEX to deliver the FRN equivalent at their sole option. 

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture

They have a "rulebook":


7B 14. FAILURE TO DELIVER In the event a clearing member fails to fulfill its specific delivery obligations pursuant to Exchange rules, in connection with a product listed for trading and clearing or for clearing - only by the NYMEX Division or the COMEX Division, the sole obligation of the Clearing House is to pay reasonable damages proximately caused by such delivery ob ligation failure, in an amount which shall not exceed the difference between the delivery price of the specific commodity and the reasonable market price of such commodity at the time delivery is required according to the rules of the Exchange. The Clearin g House shall not be obligated to: (1) make or accept delivery of the actual commodity;


DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Thank you TPTB_r_TBTF.  I should have done the research myself before posting re their rulebook.  Since "it is written", I will drop this idea (which is now moot), and, which upon reflection, was perhaps not so good.

PT's picture

And I also thankyou TPTB_r_TBTF.  I live on the other side of the world, and work outside of finance, so I'm a bit too far away from "the action".  I come here to try and make sense of what I see.

grid-b-gone's picture

QE is currency abuse, an institutionalized form of counterfeiting, and when you abuse fiat that isn't all real or backed by something real like gold, collapse is an eventual risk.

This Fed and administration has pushed the limits of fiat like no others before it.

Demographics, the addition of universal health care, and growth of the public sector promise to ante up the risk.

Patriots like David Stockman and Paul Volcker are trying to sound a public warning.

I hope the Fed's talk of tapering is a signal to insiders that tapering is already in progress and overt pullbacks are planned for the coming months. 

National Security is nearly 100% based on the U.S. dollar being accepted. Simply, most of our security is purchased. We are more secure because we buy more of it. We can buy more of it because the U.S. dollar is the world's default currency.

To some extent, we have risked our security to prop up large banks that should have been dismantled to let the 8,000 remaining healthy, responsible banks take their places. We need a continued strong, accepted dollar more than we need to avoid the next recession - this concept is not in any Keynesian writing I know of. 

Let's hope the Stockmans and Volckers and like-minded citizens win over the entrenched greedy who will always choose the chance of more riches over prudence, stability, and security.

Fukushima Sam's picture

We are in the end game of a long-term plan.  The demise of the dollar was charted long ago.

The more interesting thought is, what do they plan to replace it with?  And, have their long-term plans been foiled by the awakening caused by our modern communications technology?  And, are they growing desperate?

Things that go bump's picture

I saw Zeitgeist: The Movie a few weeks back and a former friend of one of the Rockefellers said when he asked him, that they want every one with an injectable capsule (along the lines of what they put in dogs in case they get lost). It would contain all their financial, personal and medical information so they can just shut off their access if someone complains or becomes inconvenient. 

JeffB's picture

Yeah, a lot like the "Mark of the Beast".

Of course the 1st 3rd of Zeitgeist contends that that's all a myth, though.


Things that go bump's picture

I have a tendency to believe the worst of people such as the Rockefellers.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Who gives a shit about Zeitgeist! I worry about the real thing that Intel is working on. Like I've been saying for weeks on end.

/ Do people actually read the blogs, or just those of their favorite pals or with most up-votes? Sheesh. /s

LongBallsShortBrains's picture


We spent all our hope proving we are not anti negro or anti communist in thhe last election.

Great post. But hope?

I guess if it is all we have left, we can hope.... I prefer revolution, but, unfortunately, the men who would lead such an action are few, far between, and discouraged.

We are going John Galt. Like it or not. The producers will pull back. We don't need banks. Banks need borrowers. Fuck them.

Long og kush, solar panels, sanity, physical
Short copper, heating oil, nat gas, rice, paper silver, and willingness to tolerate much more of this shit.

Things that go bump's picture

Every time someone calls for someone to step up and lead it needs to be pointed out that organized resistance with an actual leader just gets decapitated. The fool that sticks his neck out is going to loose his head. TPTB have generations of experience dealing with such things. Disorganized resistance has a better shot at success. 

The Virtues of a Disorganized Resistance

Stephen DeVoy

Break Your Chains

American opposition movements have always focused on the notion of organization. It has always been their goal to organize the people. Their hope has been to wield the collective power of the disaffected, downtrodden, and exploited as a single unit against the concentrated power of the ruling class. While their hope has been noble, their methods have been foolish. Organized resistance has many drawbacks. These drawbacks have seldom been discussed by the opposition. We believe that the only effective resistance is a completely disorganized, decentralized, and leaderless opposition.

While, on the face of it, this claim may impress you as absurd. Of course it seems absurd! It is counterintuitive. Never the less, it is the ONLY method of resistance that will work within American society. We will explain why organized resistance has never worked in the United States. In addition, we will promulgate a new formula for effective resistance.

Why has organized resistance failed in the United States?

There are many reasons for the failure of organized resistance. The two primary causes of failure are intimately connected to the culture of the United States and the political system laid down by our nation's founding fathers.

The Cultural Cause

Americans, culturally, are anarchists. Few Americans realize this. Most Americans have a false understanding of the term "anarchism." However, upon examining the beliefs of your average American, you will find that most Americans: do not trust leaders, do not trust government, wish to be left alone, value their privacy, think of themselves as independent from society, do not believe that there is a systemic solution to their problems, believe that others should be free to do what they choose, provided they do so in private and do not harm others

While it is undeniable that political culture in the United States often speaks to the opposite of the above list, it is also undeniable that most Americans register as neither Democrat or Republican and most Americans do not vote. Thus, despite the political culture, most Americans choose not to participate in it. This is not only due to their belief that the American political system is hopeless, but also is due to the cultural clash between the wider culture and the political culture.

Any attempt to organize large numbers of Americans into a single political movement will fail. Any attempt to create an organization led by a strong group of leaders will fail. Americans reject submersion into the collective. In a sense, Americans are anti-collectivists.

The Political Cause

American political culture is not ideological. Politicians attempt to draw ideological distinctions between the two major parties, but these distinctions are a matter of splitting hairs. The only significant difference between the two political parties is the degree of compassion represented by the rhetoric of the two parties. Compassion is not a political concept. Compassion is an attitude. Thus, the two parties differ, primarily, in attitude and not ideology.

Despite this, there remain two political parties. One is prompted to ask "why?" If each party is basically the same, with respect to ideology, why do they not merge into one party? The answer to this question is best found in viewing each political party according to its true nature. American political parties are, for all intents and purposes, organized crime units. American political parties have more in common with the Mafia than they have with their counterparts in more democratic societies. Like Mafia, each political party competes for control of territory in order to maximize the benefit to their business constituency. Like Mafia, the political parties attempt to mold the system to maintain their positions and access to resources. Like Mafia, the political parties force the average citizen to pay "protection" under the threat of violence (taxes). Like Mafia each political party uses the "protection" money collected for its own advantage.

By defining our political system in terms of the "majority" and the "opposition," our Constitution enshrines this two mafia system into law. Each Mafia passes laws to exclude new comers from the game while focusing the rest of its energy in destroying the other Mafia.

Thus, any resistance movement that chooses to become an organization is in competition with these Mafiosi. The deck is stacked and the power of the state, wielded by these organized crime units known as the Democratic and Republican parties, will waste the time and resources of any newcomer. A newcomer can only succeed by rejecting the political system, draining its resources, and undermining the rule of the state.

How is disorganized resistance superior?

In some societies, dissidents become heroes. In American society dissidents are systematically slandered, libeled, harassed, and villainized. If they become successful, they are murdered (e.g. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X). In the American experience, movements that look to leaders are decapitated. Leaders are a liability, not an asset. Organizations can be (and are) infiltrated. Organizations can be taxed. Organizations have legal responsibility. Organizations have membership lists and lists are wonderful tools for the oppressor. Organizations take on a life of their own. They struggle to exist and their continued existence takes priority over their mission. Organizations attract opportunists, power mongers, and attention seekers. Organizations tend to exploit their rank and file for the benefit of their inner circle. Disorganizations share none of these defects.

Bureaucracy cannot comprehend disorganization. Disorganization is invisible. The asymmetry of the relationship between organization and disorganization favors disorganization. Organization depends upon planning. Planning requires predictability. Disorganization cannot be predicted. This leaves organization at a disadvantage.

Organization requires a supply chain. Supply chains can be disrupted. Disorganization depends only upon the resources of its members. Supply chains that do not exist cannot be eliminated.

Disorganized movements rely upon swarming. Swarms are difficult to defend against. If you cut a swarm in half, you have two swarms. If you eliminate one of the resulting swarms, you still have a swarm. Disorganization breeds. Organization grows. The many and dispersed are a more difficult target than the large and concentrated.

Organizations takes their steps by design. If the design is flawed, the organization fails. Disorganization relies not upon design but upon evolution. The motivating notions of disorganization are memes. Memes evolve and memes compete. This process improves the motivating notions of disorganization. This process produces multiple courses of action. While some may fail, others are likely to succeed. Taken as a whole, disorganization is more likely to succeed.

The important thing to remember is that it is easier to destroy than to create that which is designed. Thus, the cost to those who lose the manifestation of their design outweighs by leaps and bounds the cost it takes to destroy it. That which evolves is cheap and when an effort is created to destroy the evolved entity, it merely mutates and evolves again, adjusting to the new conditions. As a process that fosters evolution, a movement based on disorganization will continue to survive, evolve, and expand without cost. The resource constraints placed upon the designed (e.g. government and corporate) and those absent from the evolved (a decentralized and disorganized opposition movement), favor the later.

The limits of disorganization

We do not propose a complete absence of organization. Instead we propose a disorganization of units. Units can be as small as a single individual, or as complex as cell of individuals working together. Cells may be internally organized, but they should not be statically organized cell to cell. The movement should have no commander. It should have no central committee or governing body. No global plans should be made. The modus operandi of each unit should be to think globally and act locally. Ideas, strategies, and tactics should float freely and compete as memes within the medium of the collective conscious.


We need to construct a disorganized movement. You need not apply to join. In fact, it might be better if you did not contact anyone except those with whom you wish to form a unit. Your ideas, strategies, tactics, and lessons learned should be spread anonymously or by word of mouth. When you act, should you decide to act in resistance, attribute your actions to "the Resistance." The growing din of disorganized disruption will be felt as an earthquake. There will be trembles. There will be pre-shocks. The tension will mount and, in time, there will be an earthquake. When that earthquake strikes, the organized edifice of the oppressor will fall like a house of cards.

Please excuse the long post.

Tompooz's picture

"we need to create an organism" sums it up. Yeast in the grapejuice.

1100-TACTICAL-12's picture

There be Al'CIAder in them there hills..