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Gold Follows Stocks Vertically

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Because if stocks like the prospect of imminent printing, or at least the latest daily rumor thereof, until Germany once again opens its mouth and refutes everything, gold should love it. Sure enough, the yellow metal has opened $20 higher and is back over $1700 again.

Incidentally for anyone still clamoring about a bubble in gold, the following often recycled chart by Don Coxe should put things into perspective.


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Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:15 | 1919431 fonzanoon
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Every freakin person in America should have seen that first segment on 60 minutes tonight. What a mess we are in.


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Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:20 | 1919453 fonzanoon
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Tough to summarize. Too many people are homeless. Too many kids growing up with nothing. The irony is their next segment will be on Angelina Jolie who focuses on foreign aid.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:24 | 1919480 High Plains Drifter
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the children are functionally illiterate and the college grads are getting out of college loaded with student loan debt and they can't find jobs........its all insane...........

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:34 | 1919515 Carlyle Groupie
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Or more aptly put. Children in 'merica are being raised with a different perspective.

Time to learn them about their slave masters the lizards. The lizards have taken your future and exported it to israel.

Shit no! You cannot have it back.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:34 | 1919721 High Plains Drifter
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when i see this. i think. america is dying.  do they understand this?  does anyone understand this? they are the first wave.   the culture is dying. the culture we have known as america. it is dying. it is not long now. one can see this so clearly...........they are close to starvation.  so close really.... they are almost there. what happens when are there?  i have talked about tribes on this blog before.  i believe as time goes by, the races will seperate as the resources get scarce and they will act together in order to survive........what choices do they have at this point?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:38 | 1919730 fonzanoon
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What transfixed me about that segment was the parents were broken. The kids still had hope because kids are resiliant. But the parents were broken. They were not tea party angry, they were not OWS angry. They were just broken. Hoping the system would throw them a bone.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:53 | 1919767 High Plains Drifter
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perhaps it is indicative of the kind of people we are now.  we are all broken. we were destroyed as a people when they killed our president in 1963 and camelot died and we did not do anything about it then and allowed someone to tell us lies about it and explain the unexplainable. and we called it good enough.....just like 911.................there were many reasons that operation was carried out. one of them was to mind fuck the amerikans. i do not remember many things from that time in my life, but i remember it like was yesterday, the feelings i felt, the despair , the grief. i was a young teenager, but i remember the feelings i felt about it, till this very day........ i knew someone had done something bad to my president and therefore they had done it to now fast forward to today. if anything we have become slaves and are easily bought and sold.......we have many enemies within our gates......and nobody dares to speak about them nor do anything about them.  it sickens me to no end to see reports like this and as usual we always look at symptoms and traces were the enemy has been but is long gone........i am sick of it all really. like i said before.  i shall not spend whatever time i have left in this world living on my fucking knees......nope, ain't going to happen. this i know. this i promise....

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:38 | 1919871 LasVegasDave
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you mean that movie with Kevin Costner?



Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:47 | 1919889 High Plains Drifter
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hey dave. what do you think about this video?   he makes some very disparaging remarks about zerohedge ......oh my.....



Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:57 | 1919938 LasVegasDave
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I kinda feel sorry for you, blaming all your failures and deficiencies on the Yids.

Heres another zionist conspiracy for you to chew on

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 01:21 | 1920125 tiger7905
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Eric Sprott update out.



Mon, 11/28/2011 - 02:27 | 1920200 Deo vindice
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Very interesting. Thanks.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 01:52 | 1920158 thunderchief
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Once you slip into poverty, you, your kids and family never get out.  This idea of escaping poverty, pulling oneself up by their bootstraps is a dream.  A progaganda dream. 

Once you have arrived there its like jail.  You never leave.  Look at any country with lots of poverty, now the USA.  It is a life sentence.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 20:20 | 1923482 StychoKiller
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Sorry, but poor is a state of mind.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:03 | 1919789 Temporalist
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That brother and sister in the truck are the future of America.  People like that will make it; they don't blame others for what they don't have.


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:11 | 1919808 HellFish
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It's not dying it was killed. We actively stopped teaching children about American values and culture 40 years ago.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:59 | 1919782 disabledvet
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don't tell i'm the only person that finds this funny.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:16 | 1919818 Eeyores Enigma
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Is this what it is coming to?

New definition of smartest guy in the room?

First guy to pull out a gun and shoot the other guy in the face.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 01:40 | 1920148 dalkrin
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I've been to Israel.  Guess what, they have problems of their own, and not just security threats.

You must have missed the protests they held over the summer regarding cost-of-living difficulties.  Housing, food staples.

They even have a top 1% in Israel, just like they do in every country.

Please stop polluting this board with your anti-semitic discourse.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:34 | 1919518 RafterManFMJ
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Not it's not insane, it's according to plan.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 00:48 | 1920071 Oh regional Indian
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It is, and the plan goes far back and so deeply complex that most will say... too much credit to fools, no one could have planned all this etc...

Not so, 2000 years is a good long time to make sure you get it right. And where America is today is purely by design.... fattened, entitled, disesed and lost. Perfect, like human gun-powder. It's not going to be pretty there and soon nowhere in the world. 



Mon, 11/28/2011 - 01:00 | 1920094 fonzanoon
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I don't know I make a lot of plans but generally I don't give a fuck how they end up 2,000 years from now. I imagine it would not help me much then.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:42 | 1919550 fonzanoon
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I agree it's insane. I guess this is what the view is like from inside the fishbowl. This is what it feels like to know you are living in a depression. The insane part is watching the idiots running clueless.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:33 | 1919514 RafterManFMJ
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Ah ha ha who cares? As long as a banker can buy a multi-million dollar estate in the Hamptons, the system is working as intended.  Hey, don't know how our system works? Read this:

If you really want to know who your master is, little serf, read 

The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:01 | 1919785 disabledvet
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Hamptons? PA-SHAAAA. I want a country now. "I'm movin' up" as they say.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:10 | 1919803 Freddie
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Hope & Change from the Muslim.  "We are all Detroiters!"

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:19 | 1919823 JohnG
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And to think: Nasa spent $2.5B sending a 6 wheeled robot critter to Mars.  Trying to find Krugman's aliens?


What a sick, sick, disgusting world of shit we live in. 

I'm about ready to just give up on humanity.  It's a lost cause.

And I'm usually a pretty happy guy, try to have some fun every day.  Just get's harder to find.


2.5B feeds a whole lot of starving kids.....

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:43 | 1919886 chindit13
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"Somebody ought to do something!"

Why not you? Do have have anything that you do not absolutely need, or do you believe charity is the sole purview of government?

Every piece of cheesecake you eat, or every gadget you buy, could have fed a starving family, in the US or Somalia or.....

I'm not picking on you, but this is a complex issue hardly solved by not sending knowledge-seeking (and job creating) spacecraft to Mars.  First, we must define what we want to be as human beings.  Do we seek merely survival or something more than that, like knowledge?  Regarding survival, who is responsible for his brother, and all the kids his brother can produce?  Is it government?  Is it every one of us taking only the absolute necessities for survival, then giving away the other rewards of our own labor to those who have less, either through bad luck or bad decisions?  Is there some happy medium, where a combination of government and private individuals share---but do not support---and seek a balance in life between survival and something else that makes us more than just eating-reproducing animals?

I'll grant you that governments, and people, waste a lot, but the answer to poverty is a lot more complex than just ending the exploration of space.  Everybody currently breathing has to play a part, which might mean choosing NOT to have kids and never assuming the good conditions of one day will be present each and every day, plus sharing a little seedcorn with those on the wrong side of a random Universe.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 00:05 | 1919972 wisefool
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The key is "a little" seedcorn. Not all of it. The only observation I have made is that many, many problems are created by lack of monogamous child rearing. Seems like we live long enough lives that people could stick with their co-parent for the 18 year gestation cycle of the human infant brain. Then everyone can do what ever you want.

The other option of course, is to go the bovine route, which I guess is evolutionary possible. Humans need to have big brains, but we also walk upright, Peak Pelvis. We are not really fully capable of true survival/sustainability till late teens. If we have a few thousand years to experiment we could produce children with more fully formed brains and deliver exclusively by C-Section. Most Ungulates can walk within minutes of birth and are mature within a few months. snarc: Any good grant writers here?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 00:16 | 1920009 Diogenes
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Go ahead and try it, see what thanks you get. I did but gave it up when I found out I was only making things worse.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 01:21 | 1920120 chindit13
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Been at it since I left Wall Street, and I'll admit there is a learning curve.  Big tuition, and no Pell Grants for this type!  Still, choose wisely the folks who suffered a below average "accident of birth" appearance in this world, and it can work.  Note also I chose the word "seedcorn" rather than corn muffins or Cheese Whoppers, as it implies providing the means for folks to eventually take care of themselves.

I hold no illusions about the oft-said "nobility" of the poor, as character---or lack thereof---seems to be spread fairly evenly amongst the species.  At the same time, I am fully aware of what one might call luck, in that where and how one was born has enormous influence over what achievements are possible.  There are good places to be born, and bad.  There has never been a better way to materialize on this planet than as a white male, in the US, from the early 1950s to the late 1960s.  Relative to all others ever born, that is like starting a marathon after Heartbreak Hill.  Not to cast aspersions, but the opposite end of the spectrum---at least in today's world---might be a female born in rural South Asia or SEAsia.  Unless such an individual is born with a steel core, escaping those birth circumstances are nigh on impossible.  That is where the "seedcorn" provider can devote his efforts to trying to make a random Universe just a little more fair.

In the 60 Minutes piece, I'm willing to bet---based on more than a decade of experience---that girl living in her Dad's truck is a shoe-in success with just the smallest helping hand, and maybe even without.  She appears to have the kind of character that cannot be taught.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 01:49 | 1920154 wisefool
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Agreed on the cultural birth luck. History will only repeat the sweet spot for the white american boomer male if we have another war that bombs the crap out of most of the world. Then the children in the country not destroyed will get the same winning ticket. I am not advocating it, just corroborating.

 As you mentioned, the boy and girl in the video are going to do great. Being raised by a widow or by a separated victim of abuse is not the same as being raised in a home broken by adultery, ambivilence, career, money, entitlement games, etc. Tragic, yet beautiful irony. (these kids lost their mother to death, most kids lose their household to "ummm, its not working out")

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 02:54 | 1920232 chindit13
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History will only repeat the sweet spot for the white american boomer male if we have another war that bombs the crap out of most of the world

I am reminded again of the adage (I want to attribute it to Spinoza, but I'm not certain):  if my demons leave me, I fear my angels will soon follow.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 03:14 | 1920243 wisefool
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I like the Jamey Johnson (country singer) version.

Am I shaking a demon thats after my soul, or sending an angel to hell?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:53 | 1919928 Bolweevil
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Hold it together John.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 01:07 | 1920102 dalkrin
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In my eyes, that was at least money spent in America, employing Americans, and for genuine scientific pursuits that could yield benefits for every person now and in the future.

Contrast this with the $700 billion in bailouts.  I can't keep track of how much has been squandered since then in QE and other incestuous government-banking deals.  We spend $700 billion a year for our military machine.  In comparison, you are objecting to peanuts spent on peaceful, innovative and inspiring missions.

There will always be hard-luck cases in the world, but they and their parents are not helpless.

You could make that argument ad nauseum throughout history.

Should we have to subsidize the world's problems at the expense of our own nation's concerns and projects?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 04:33 | 1920285 Uber Vandal
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How is this not a modern version of the "Oakies"?

What more evidence does anyone need to see that we are in a Depression?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:21 | 1919464 Oleander
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1500 homeless children in Seminole county school system. Spoke w/ two very mature children living in a truck. "its life"

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:24 | 1919477 paarsons
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On the bright side, Black Friday was a smashing success.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:26 | 1919486 High Plains Drifter
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i promise you one thing. it is not like the 1930' where to run and no where to hide.........

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:28 | 1919487 High Plains Drifter
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Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:44 | 1919560 SGS
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"1500 homeless children in Seminole county school system. Spoke w/ two very mature children living in a truck. "its life""


Land of the free, home of the brave.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:00 | 1919631 Freebird
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Show me a home where the buffalo roam & I'll show you a house with a filthy carpet

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:04 | 1919642 merizobeach
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Land of the home, free of the brave?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:12 | 1919668 DosZap
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Land of the home, free of the brave?

No neither if Congress passes their Fascist bill Mon/Tuesday.


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:32 | 1919720 zerozulu
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Should we send more soldiers to liberate afghans?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:03 | 1919786 disabledvet
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What kind of truck?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:13 | 1919811 Freddie
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They must be American children. 

Illegal aliens get housing vouchers, food stamps, welfare, free education, free school breakfast-lunch-afternoon snack, free healthcare, they can apply for social security disability.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 09:44 | 1920549 Flakmeister
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You really are a hateful little prick.....

Dollars to doughnuts you would have voted for the Nazis in 1933....

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 20:30 | 1923509 StychoKiller
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Which part of "moral hazard" are you condoning here?

Before you form the wrong conclusion, alleviate some suffering: -- One of the most efficient charities that I know of!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:22 | 1919468 American Sucker
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Boomtime construction family, Depression II hits, Dad's been unemployed for years, Mom's dead, kids and Dad live in truck.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:40 | 1919545 Carlyle Groupie
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Lloyd says "no soup for you truck bitchez"! Starve cuz I have my israeli priorities set in stone.

My slaves will act according to their role. I, Squid Primero will now establish a new cast system in USA.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:47 | 1919578 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Too bad they sucked all the cash outta their house in the boomtime to finance the big shitty dually diesel pickup, the 4 snowmobiles, the 4 jetskis and the brand new bass boat.  I don't have much sympathy.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:08 | 1919800 wisefool
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Dude on hard talk in an earlier ZH thread. para: "Households did not make bad decisions, the people who lent money to them made the bad decisions. we have to have a systematic approach to a debt jubiliee/write down."

As pointed out in that thread, and what I think he saying to do is let ben dump the money out of helecopters. $100k for each man woman and child. If in debt, pay it off. If a saver, keep on stacking, or improving what matters to you (the debtors will not be able to chase gold). If earnest, but net worth neutral, use the money to start a buisness, retrain without doing the business model from the 1990s-2000s (1. Buy overinflated R.E. 2. Get 125% loan on already overpriced supply/demand value 3. Fail. 4. Squat)

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:18 | 1919447 paarsons
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Fuck gold and silver in the ass.

Load up on ammo and pork and beans.

That's where the real money is.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:25 | 1919483 SHRAGS
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Trolling for dummies, 

Step 1: Post as early as possible in the thread to provoke as many as possible...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:20 | 1919691 slewie the pi-rat
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don't tell ORI!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:30 | 1919504 Ace Ventura
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OK, but what happens when the guy down the street who has that extra case of toilet paper or functioning multi-band radio (or insert other item you need here) already has all the ammo and canned food he wants?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:35 | 1919524 RafterManFMJ
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Perhaps you could interest him in a reach around

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:36 | 1919530 paarsons
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 I guess you shoot him and take his stuff.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:45 | 1919568 Ace Ventura
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LOL, I guess you missed the part where he has all the ammo he needs.

Point being, you could offer him something which is portable and carries value (gold/silver), which he can then use to do likewise in exchange for something he wants that you may not have.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:10 | 1919664 merizobeach
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I did have a laugh with you about his outright shooting the guy, but I think his point is still valid in terms of the zombie mentality: when the ammo is the only barter chip you have, there's only two ways to negotiate with it.  Social breakdown, bitchez!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:04 | 1919643 nmewn
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"I guess you shoot him and take his stuff."

Question...can you hear an arrow passing through your ear & exiting the other?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:32 | 1919852 UP Forester
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Only if it's a Pierce Arrow.  Fletched arrows are too darn quiet....

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:39 | 1919669 wisefool
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  • If a property owner, enact Official Property tax, without the "unofficial" kickbacks for the "in" crowd.
  • If single, Foist the town bicycle with accessories or ex-con babies' daddy who needs a second chance on him/her.
  • If married, get to the intellectually weaker spouse via media and social contacts to "upgrade" their life (taxes and interest in the wings) Contort instincts to make the threat of adultery/divorce as "enlightened"
  • If with kids, repeat above with some type of organization that requires "private" subsidy, use unofficial kick backs for the true team payers. FACT: In many US states the college sports program employees are the highest paid public employees by far 'cause those programs "produce revenue" without costing the state anything .... a.k.a Sandusky $600k/yr, Dean of the Medical school, $450k/yr.
  • If debt free, make sure media talks about "means testing" for debt jubilee/entitlements/"jobs programs". i.e. if you are debt free and own a shack, you are better off than some 25 year old Jersey shore kid with student loan debt and a 125% on $500k crib. No unemployment check for you, so keep wearing kneepads to work.
  • If Older, do the same, but with SS/Medicare.
  • Bait, Bait, Bait. Use MSM 24x7 injecting "social ideology" warfare agent provacatuers from all ends of the spectrum, from OWS to "tea party radicals". Talk radio to local news to banner ads on email services. You'll catch him/her eventually voicing an opinion or taking an action to get 'em, on super secret probation.
  • If self sufficient type, send in a particular regulator to have that victory garden declared a bio hazard. Or those solar powered clothes lines cited as "eye-sores. On the other end, create some food supply hysteria around improperly handled foodstuffs from mega-producers, such that there is a demand for more .gov regulators/inspectors. Insist that a true environmentalist would have their laundry done a central processing facility to optimize carbon and water footprints.
  • If union, imbue a sense of chaos around wall street destroying pensions. If non-union, get the guild to socially ostricize.
  • Tax all PM transactions like "sin" products. Legalize and encourage all other previously sin products that pacify the populous (alchohol, marijuana, caffine, prescription drugs, excessive food) but keep a demon product or two availible to castigate (Tobacco, HFCS, non-food animal products, "puppy mills ... as opposed to ... puppies that were lovingly shit out of a unicorns butt because it knew YOU needed an animal to be the gardian of!")
  • If none of the above work on our smug little zerohedger, start a war. Use a false flag if nessecary, and force war bonds on anyone with savings. Run up a couple trillion of national debt too. Wiat 6 months and talk about how much "womens rights" have improved in some 3rd world shithole. Withdraw, repeat.
  • Send in the underpants gnomes after the TP.

EDIT: And I forgot the most important thing: Make sure no matter where your "cause" is on the political spectrum. make sure you use a tax free vehicle to implement. 501c, corp, NGO, etc.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:10 | 1919663 Bansters-in-my-...
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How about fuck paarsons up the ass with a big golden dildo,

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:19 | 1919451 Arius
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i saw it ... they had a similar piece a year or so ago ... and that is Florida ... you wonder what the situation is like in Michigan, ohio ... but people are taking it well ... i guess you got to do what you got to do ...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:28 | 1919482 therealmonty
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We're totally fucked, and as things get worse, the denial only gets stronger and stronger.  It's sickening, maddening, and downright disgusting: and yet we're conditioned to SPEND, SPEND, SPEND.  

Dear Aliens,

Can you hurry up and get this shit over with?  Not sure I can take much more.


An earthling and your humble servant.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:16 | 1919819 Freddie
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Keep watching TV because your viewership supports it.  Also thank the MF'ers who voted for the Muslim. 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:19 | 1919687 He_Who Carried ...
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Hey Goldbugs, you should be happy!

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 09:34 | 1920517 bernorange
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Everyone should be happy.  Happiness is a state of mind and to a large degree within the control of the individual regardless of circumstances depending upon their ability to shift perspective and manage expectations.

Goldbugs should be prepared.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:16 | 1919437 Boston Wealth
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Going out on a fucking limb here and say that the futures will be lock limit up by open.

My track record on predicting lock limit up is 1 for 1!


Barron's! Brings back memories of their cover article "Bear Scare" Well even before that article came out, or before Europe announced the rescue plan for Greece, I had announced on Friday that the futures would be lock limit up!.. and they where!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:16 | 1919678 WonderDawg
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I'll take that bet.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:18 | 1919446 johnnymustardseed
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stocks move up on the good news of another bailout.... $700 billion doesn't seem like enough

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:22 | 1919454 hack3434
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Hey Tyler how about a chart of spam ($/lb) vs. currency in circulation  

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:59 | 1919628 CitizenPete
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Not that I've been following the cost of Spam, but I saw some in the store recently and thought it was really expensive.  How come I can eat lunch and breakfast in China for under a buck still? Government Sachs needs to export some of the debt burden to the East after they milk and destroy the EU. 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:11 | 1919810 Temporalist
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"How come I can eat lunch and breakfast in China for under a buck still?"

Maybe it's because plastic rice is so damned cheap?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:40 | 1919877 UP Forester
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I don't know about Spam, but some things here:

Must be old, bacon in the stores around here are up around $5/lb.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:21 | 1919460 sabra1
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phew! for a moment there, i was afraid inflation would drop!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:22 | 1919466 fonzanoon
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Who is printing the money? The US via the IMF? I thought someone on here said Congress would have to vote on that. Or is it the ECB? I thought Germany was against

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:54 | 1919602 Talleyrand
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No one is printing money. You can't print money any more than you can print oil.

You can print currencies.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:20 | 1919695 fonzanoon
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who is printing the currency?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:47 | 1919750 Talleyrand
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Who controls the banks?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:04 | 1919792 fonzanoon
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Spiro Agnew

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:20 | 1919828 Talleyrand
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We have a winner!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:08 | 1919797 disabledvet
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I think his name is Fred. Fred...Epstein. Yep...says right here in "employee roll of the US Mint. "Fred Epstein prints the money."" so there you go!

also says "he's been employed for the Federal Government for over 40 years and was a former counterfeiter of great acclaim before being hired on!" whodathunkit! our prison system truly does reform the criminal!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:22 | 1919467 monopoly
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You have to laugh all. Rumor on, rumor off. Gather the sheep and herd them all together now. It will be over in just a while. Then we can start from the beginning.


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:23 | 1919471 Jendrzejczyk
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Are we there yet?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:56 | 1919612's picture

Clark Griswald: Roy... can I call you Roy? Have you even driven cross-country?

Roy Walley: Oh, hell yes. Drove the whole family to Florida. Worst two weeks I ever spent in my life. The smell from the back seat was terrible.

Clark Griswald: Ooooh. Ooooh, I know that smell.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:15 | 1919673 erg
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You have to pull over, I'm prairie-dogging it over here.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:32 | 1919851 saulysw
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Waiting for Gold-o

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:23 | 1919474 Esso
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Looks like oil's doing pretty good too.

Funny, with all this abiotic oil just bubbling up out of the ground, one would think oil should be down to about two cents per barrel by now.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:25 | 1919484 sabra1
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not with iran about to rule the world!


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:10 | 1919804 disabledvet
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that's "Saudi/Aramco" to you Space Cowboy.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:25 | 1919481 GOSPLAN HERO
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Kwanzaa is good for the economy.

Malt liquor sales are up!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:39 | 1919540 Rakshas
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The Dalmore, 18 yr, The Balvenie Portwood 21yr old, Glenfiddich 18 yr all so yummy commuting to the UK has its advantages for now.....

Gold for tough times, silver for bartering and tougher times copper and mash for the real fuck ups..... don't know how y'all city folk gonna git on but Pa showed me how to survive rite proper...



Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:40 | 1919546 Jendrzejczyk
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"....all increases in sales actually attributed to 17 year old anglo saxon high school kids wishing they were niggers."

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:57 | 1919616's picture


Mon, 11/28/2011 - 04:23 | 1920282 Jendrzejczyk
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If you meant sarcastic asshole, guilty as charged.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:45 | 1919571 SGS
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"Malt liquor sales are up!"

You mean grape drink.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:50 | 1919916 Hook Line and S...
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Grape soda (Fanta) mixed with Crown Royal is what I see some ordering up of late.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 00:04 | 1919970 Bolweevil
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purple drank! I'm high right now, shit.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:26 | 1919491 monopoly
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And where is the 800 billion from the IMF coming from to move Italy back to excessive spending?


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:28 | 1919496 Divine Wind
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Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:27 | 1919494 GenXer
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Australian market is up 2% already (monday morning)

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:27 | 1919495 Divine Wind
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I wonder if Oooogo Chavez is going to get all of his gold back home before things completely fold up.



Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:43 | 1919558 DosZap
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Divine Wind

Got his first load already....................

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:58 | 1919624 Talleyrand
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Poor Hugo. CIA got him. They couldn't get Fidel, but they got Hugo with the big C.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:15 | 1919676 agNau
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Now wouldn't that be funny.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:43 | 1919741 Divine Wind
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The last thing he sees is the formal assay.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:30 | 1919502 kaa1016
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That chart is great except for one problem and I've been a gold bull since '02 when Tom Calandra was pumping gold stocks on CBSMarketwatch, if we have a deflationary bust, like I think we will have, and the amount of credit in the system is decreased, which also decreases the money in circulation, gold will be going down as well.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:34 | 1919516 monopoly
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Agree kaa. But....I do not see a deflationary bust. Sure, housing, retail and such will decline but as long as they keep printing, monetizing, all I see is a steady stream of inflation, even with decreasing credit. I continue to see higher prices in food, ags, gas, health care and steel. Sure Ipads may come down in price, but how many of those and how many houses does one buy. 



Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:42 | 1919551 Ace Ventura
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Still too many hundreds of trillions worth of derivatives plays that need to be unwound or otherwise made whole at peasant expense.

Your scenario would be the best case for the average serf, which is why it is also the least likely. A deflationary bust hurts TPTB way more than inflationary insanity.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:32 | 1919510 sbenard
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...and so does crude!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:36 | 1919529 chump666
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yes oil inflation.  The extra tax/austerity on Europe. 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:33 | 1919513 chump666
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Black Friday post rally + oversold markets.  Should top end week when the SHTF again

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:35 | 1919523 apberusdisvet
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At a GSR of over 50:1 (when it should be less than 10:1) is the greatest asymmetic ratio anyone will find in many years.

Keep stacking folks; the majority of the silver left on the planet has grades less than 3g/t.  It would take silver @ $300/oz to mine it profitably.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:15 | 1919677 spdrdr
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"It would take silver @ $300/oz to mine it profitably."

Utter nonsense - it only costs $5 per Oz to dig out of the ground.

MathMan told me this.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:39 | 1919541 Divine Wind
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I know this can be viewed as a 'cherry' question, but does not Dodd-Frank throw a wrench in the idea of U.S. dollars at the IMF being used to bail out troubled Euro-entities?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:46 | 1919575 Carlyle Groupie
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LOL, yea right.

Congress passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in 1997 to prevent U.S. corporations from bribing officials of foreign governments.

Should that not have immediately ended the war in Iraq?

Silly rabbit.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:52 | 1919598 Divine Wind
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Yup, thought so.

My bad.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:08 | 1919653 Carlyle Groupie
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No bad Wind. It's just the most incredible dog/pony show on earth.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:41 | 1919549 Chappy
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The scales on the 2nd chart make it very misleading.  Money supply has doubled but the price of gold is up 5x.  So the recycled chart alone doesn't make a case for gold not being a bubble.


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:54 | 1919576 CitizenPete
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time to go back to China, tired of eating turkey.


Hmmm...  I bought gold in 2005 for around $400. (

Accoording to the Minneapolis Fed ( home page that same gold should cost me 463.56 today.  Me thinks the Fed should adjust their CPI algorithm.  

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:09 | 1919659 DosZap
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Me thinks the Fed should go to hell, and take the lying assed CPI bstds w/them.(any legit agency that does not include the Three most important items purchased in their stats(food, fuel,energy) are Bucket mouthed Liars.)

3-4% inflation, MAX, my ass.11% Minimum.

*****New #'s China & India now buy 55% of all the worlds GOLD.****

This keeps up, I see Prems WAY up, and a severe shortage SOON.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:56 | 1919613 Ted Baker
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Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:52 | 1919763 stacking12321
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how did you come up with those numbers?

not that i don't trust the wisdom of an obviously very intelligent poster who types in ALL CAPS...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:25 | 1919639 razorthin
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I was wondering if we would get one last spike on the right shoulder, analogous to the swan song in September 2008.  And here we go.  McGinley says fade the rally.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:04 | 1919640 penisouraus erecti
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"This country is in bankruptcy, we have to deal with it, we can't remain in denial" Dr. Ron Paul, 11/20/11

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:05 | 1919646 dwayne elizando
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On an off note. Has anyone noticed that the Dow-S&P500 charts lately seem to follow the EUR/USD charts?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:19 | 1919688 razorthin
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No, its a totally "on" note.  The inverse relationship between the ES and USD is symptomatic of a broken financial system and a failing economy.  Inflate (with the reserve currency) or die.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:21 | 1919697 Dre4dwolf
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Well if the current system stays in place, its guarenteed that the amount of FIAT in circulation will always exceed the amount of gold in circulation, thus gold will always be more valuable than paper, (allowing for the temporary short term spikes up and down).



Mon, 11/28/2011 - 00:30 | 1920049 UP Forester
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Unless they're FIAT 500s....

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:25 | 1919707 tkinfo
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Since this latest rumor will fail just like the rest, sell Gold now...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:29 | 1919712 Ned Zeppelin
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Let them have their market manipulating fun. Facts are facts, and will come out whether the TPTB like it or not. Europe is hosed unless the ECB mounts a multi-trillon Euro QE program, and that's it in a nutshell.  And that is, in itself, only an exercise in kicking the can down the road and raising considerably the explosive capacity of the ponzi when it finally blows. 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:14 | 1919817 wisefool
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This is one of the biggest things I do not understand about this place. Many posters get really excited about manipulation of the PM prices. What does it matter if they personally hold the physical? For stocks, bonds, and consumables, I could understand the outrage. I dont hear Kyle Bass complaining about Blythe.

Serious/non-sarc lack of understanding on my part.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:43 | 1919884 Talleyrand
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Tired of waiting?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:54 | 1919927 Hook Line and S...
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These are the ones who intellectually understand both paradigms, but are still attached to the emotional component of fiat gains and losses. 

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 00:29 | 1920045 wisefool
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Right.Thanks. I figure it is that, and/or it is fear of confiscation. If I could afford it I would own and hold physical and keep my mouth shut. Back the truck up when TPTB make it cheaper than it should be.

But when people can not afford beans, and/or are taxed on PM purchases, then there should be outage. 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:21 | 1919831 Temporalist
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I know I'm asking the wrong crowd, but gold hit $1900 months ago...and things are even more fucked now, WTF?  Silver too and now Sprott has approval to drop $1.5B on more physical.  What will the price of both be on Dec. 30th?

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 00:01 | 1919946 Hook Line and S...
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Magic 8 ball time for some!

My tarot says "unexamined assumption in premise", which leads to the draw of The Fool and the Hanged Man.

Hook Line and Sphincter ( ! )J ...embracing uncertainty.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 00:32 | 1920051 UP Forester
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In other words, who cares.  Just get phyz, and wait.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 00:46 | 1920070 wisefool
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You cant eat it, but chances are people will always trade you gold for lots and lots of food. Ink on paper not so much.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 00:02 | 1919955 Talleyrand
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Au 1728. Ag 30.31 (or not)...and now you know.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 06:32 | 1920329 sockcutter moto...
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we should all be kissing dimon's ring (and blythe's clit ring) in thanks for the extended dip being granted to us

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 07:35 | 1920354 QuantumCat
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Sadly, gold and silver are trading in near perfect harmony with RISK ON. Leveraged traders are trying to have their cake and eat it too...fucking up the real money hedge for the near term.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 08:16 | 1920377 cccmachine
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The beat from MC Hammer

You cant print this !!!!!

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