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Food got smoked going to the space station tonight

Posted by eeos @ 22:17 on October 28, 2014  

Shocking

Posted by Buygold @ 21:25 on October 28, 2014  
 GOLD 10/28/2014 21:23 1227.60 1228.60

-0.20

-0.02%

Silver Charts  SILVER 10/28/2014 21:23 17.15 17.25

-0.05

-0.26%

Re Peter Schiff, The Fed, and Q-E baloney

Posted by Mr.Copper @ 21:04 on October 28, 2014  

Interest rates have been dropping ever since the Fed said they were cutting back on amount of bonds being bought. Well, something is wrong. Less Q-E and falling rates.

One of the two is lying.

Either the Fed is Q-E ing behind everyone’s back, or…

Natural market forces wrested control from and are doing the Q-E ing.

The excess creation of paper money for decades, far in excess needed for buying goods and services HAS to be OVER flowing into bank accounts, CDs, Bonds etc, and not enough people wanting needing or able to borrow money to spend.

In a sense its all dead money. Even the tiny amount of bond interest available (2.6% on 10 year) are probably not deserved. In other words, these pathetically “low” US bond rates are probably manipulated higher than warranted.

Schiff rebutts smug CNBC Shills

Posted by Auandag @ 20:09 on October 28, 2014  

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-28/fireworks-fly-peter-schiff-warns-economy-lives-qe-dies-qe

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have Putin and Fung Schway in China declare interchangable gold backed Yuan/Ruble just before the Fed and midterm elections?

Posted by macroman3 @ 20:05 on October 28, 2014  

Care to dream along with me?

AGAIN !

Posted by Floridagold @ 18:53 on October 28, 2014  

Md. Board of Elections Probe Republican-To-Democratic Ballot Switch Claims

In a statement to WJZ, board officials say “election officials receive similar reports in every election. Post-election analysis has shown that this is caused by voter error. Voters with large fingers or long nails or voters who hold the touchscreen with their palm resting on the screen seem to report this issue more frequently.”

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2014/10/28/ballot-switch-claims/

 

Floridagold @ 15:58

Posted by silverngold @ 18:09 on October 28, 2014  

Australia has already lost their guns along with most other countries. No reason to chance infecting those countries.

The US still has their guns. Need a reason to declare Martial Law, go door to door looking for Ebola victims, and at the same time collect all the guns. Maybe fill all the FEMA camps with anyone who protests. Just saying!!     Silverngold

MAYBE??

Posted by Mr.Copper @ 17:40 on October 28, 2014  

Dollar lower highs lower lows so far.
http://scharts.co/10xnv8p

Dow 2 lower lows and 2 lower highs too.
http://scharts.co/10xpauW

Whats All This About Isis?? Italian Isis?

Posted by Mr.Copper @ 17:35 on October 28, 2014  

I always knew they were smart

Posted by Floridagold @ 15:58 on October 28, 2014  

Australia bans travel from Ebola-hit countries

http://news.yahoo.com/u-isolates-troops-australia-slaps-visa-ban-ebola-041640921.html

 

Global Monsters

Posted by Auandag @ 15:40 on October 28, 2014  

http://www.davejanda.com/guests/rob-kirby/sunday-october-26-2014

R640 – LOL

Posted by Buygold @ 15:00 on October 28, 2014  

The stock markets rally on the “consumer confidence” report. Wonder where they found those consumers? Wall Street?

Silverngold. Great stuff you posted at 13:59. Thank you for making that available to

Posted by Equisetum @ 14:56 on October 28, 2014  

Oasis readers.  Tim Ball gives some balance to the prevailing thoughts about climate warming.  I much appreciated listening to this presentation, and his points make so much sense.     Equiz.

Climate Change HOAX exposed by Geologist straight to the UK Govt

Posted by silverngold @ 13:59 on October 28, 2014  

I guarantee you will recognize the knowledge and expertise of this presenting Geologist, and also appreciate his great sense of humor. Please watch, learn, and enjoy the sound of the truth for a welcome change.    Silverngold

Richard

Posted by goldielocks @ 13:38 on October 28, 2014  

The market: I think they’re going to try to keep oil down and market up to give credit to the democrats. Never mind how high they were still are, rising costs of everything, a unconstitutional unaffordable Heath care bill and another taxation without representation, somehow got past congress which still isn’t clear, attack on liberties including religion bowing to the idols of evil, attacking the constitution and judges that should be impeached, militarizing police, market manipulation, creating ISIS, spying on and recording all communications without a warrant, confiscation of people property just on a assumption also unconstitutional just plain theft, allowing illegals in by the thousands and letting them vote, rigged voting systems, but let’s forget all that, oil going down before next election market going up all is well.

I say: Bull mkts are born in despair and die in optimism—DYOD

Posted by Richard640 @ 12:43 on October 28, 2014  

Markets Are Up at Midday; Consumer Confidence at Seven-Year High

U.S. markets are trading in the green after consumer sentiment figures blew past expectations.

Stock Market Today: Consumer Confidence Pushes Stocks Higher Ahead of Fed Meeting

U.S. stocks rise Tuesday after the Conference Board’s index of consumer confidence hit a seven-year high as gas prices nationwide plummeted to multiyear lows.

I think they all fight in the middle east

Posted by eeos @ 12:42 on October 28, 2014  

because they’re a bunch of deranged heroin addicts that get confused about religion and converting people

food for thought…..

Posted by WANKA @ 12:12 on October 28, 2014  

THE FOUNDATION

“Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body, independent of all others, and only to be bound by its own voluntary act. In this relation, then, the new Constitution will, if established, be a FEDERAL, and not a NATIONAL constitution.” –James Madison, Federalist No. 39, 1788

wj

Mining CEO calls on fellow miners to halt physical silver sales to end the paper manipulation

Posted by ipso facto @ 11:31 on October 28, 2014  

http://www.mining.com/web/mining-ceo-calls-on-fellow-miners-to-halt-physical-silver-sales-to-end-the-paper-manipulation/

Floridagold @ 10:55

Posted by ipso facto @ 11:17 on October 28, 2014  

That’s very likely!

Wouldn’t it be nice if peace broke out in Afghanistan and the sun shown, the bluebirds sang and the beaming, happy people went about their lives with lite hearts … but a more realistic positive scenario would be if all the different factions fought amongst themselves and their violence remained within their own country.

ipso facto @ 10:32

Posted by Floridagold @ 10:55 on October 28, 2014  

I give’em 30 minutes if they are in a fight!   It’s like in IRAQ – first sign of a fight and they lay down their guns and go home because they were only in the Army for a pay check.   JMO

The reason I participate in mail in ballots in CO

Posted by eeos @ 10:47 on October 28, 2014  

is that the establishment has made it very difficult for me to understand the voting issues at hand and it takes time to research how to vote on this shite

I have come across many articles on voter fraud

Posted by Scruffy @ 10:40 on October 28, 2014  

I have come across many articles on voter fraud this morning. The common theme is that it is the leftist organizations that hate voter ID and are trying to make it legal for illegals to vote.  In Colorado they have 100% mail in voting and the ballots are sent out weeks ahead of election day. The many ways of injecting fraud into that ballot is just unbelievable!

 

Here’s one…

Voter fraud is real, and possibly rampant, and it’s time to actively put safeguards in place to stop it from happening, according to a Wall Street Journal opinion piece by Hans von Spakovsky, a Heritage Foundation senior legal fellow and former commissioner on the Federal Election Commission.

“Many states run a rickety election process, lacking rules to deter people who are looking to take advantage of the system’s porous security,” he writes. “And too many groups and individuals — including the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder — are doing everything they can to prevent states from improving the integrity of the election process.”
Von Spakovsky, co-author of “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department,” points to recent instances in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Connecticut and Tennessee where people have been charged with, or pleaded guilty to, voter fraud.

And in North Carolina, “more than 100 illegal aliens, still in the country thanks to the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, registered to vote,” he writes.

With tight races in many places across the country where elections are determined by a single vote or by breaking a tie, it’s important to ferret out voter fraud, according to von Spakovsky, who notes 16 local races in Ohio that were decided by one vote or through a tie-breaker in 2014 and another 35 the year before.

“Voting by noncitizens alone could swing such races,” he says.

“A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, found that 6.4 percent of all noncitizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2 percent voted in the 2010 midterms.

“Since 80 percent of noncitizens vote Democratic, according to the survey, the authors concluded that these illegal votes were ‘large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections.’
“Those that might have been skewed by noncitizen votes included Al Franken ’s 312-vote win in the Minnesota race for the U.S. Senate. As a senator, Mr. Franken would cast the 60th vote needed to make Obamacare law.”

Though an increasing number of states have enacted voter ID laws, the left is vigorously fighting them. Both Kansas and Arizona now require both voter ID as well as proof-of-citizenship, something von Spakovsky characterizes as a “common-sense and needed reform.”

Other states are trying to eliminate same-day registration — “a recipe for fraud since it prevents election officials from verifying the eligibility of voters and the accuracy of voter-registration information” — as well as reducing the number of early voting days, another Election Day trend with “its share of election-administration problems.”

States with leaders committed to doing away with voter fraud have prevailed, but at a cost, he says. South Carolina, for instance, spent $3.5 million in 2012 to “beat Eric Holder’s Justice Department in court,” allowing The Palmetto State to require voter’s present ID at the November midterms.
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“North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin are still battling progressives and the Justice Department in court over their election rules, although North Carolina and Ohio also got favorable decisions from the Supreme Court, allowing them to implement their rules for this election cycle,” according to von Spakovsky.

Despite the myriad examples of voter fraud, organizations like the League of Women Voters and Common Cause are challenging citizenship requirements in the courts, he says.

“These moves to shore up election integrity have been resisted by progressives at every turn, claiming without evidence that such efforts suppress minority turnout,” von Spakovsky charges. “While the lawsuits have largely failed to overturn the rules, they have succeeded in delaying their implementation and made it costly for states to improve election security.”

Integrity needs to be restored to the American election system, he says, and people need to ask themselves, “What is the likelihood that your vote won’t count? That your vote will, in effect, be canceled or stolen as a consequence of mistakes by election officials or fraudulent votes cast by campaign workers or ineligible voters like felons and noncitizens?”

“For too long, America has basically used the honor system in the voter-registration and election process. That approach is increasingly being revealed as indefensible in a vibrant democracy, where we should make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.”

The Ebola Outbreak — A Black Swan

Posted by silverngold @ 10:39 on October 28, 2014  

The Ebola Outbreak — A Black Swan

A friend recently asked us whether the massive Ebola outbreak in West Africa could be regarded as a “black swan” in the sense of Nassim Taleb’s definition of the term. After thinking it over, we concluded that yes, it can definitely be characterized as one. Evidently, something is very different about this year’s outbreak compared to previous ones, and a number of unexpected developments have occurred. Chief among them is that a hitherto firmly held belief had to be abandoned. It was thought that the very thing that that makes the illness rather terrifying, namely its high mortality rate, helped in containing outbreaks.

We can definitely state that the current outbreak is anything but “well contained”. Below is a statistical table that shows all Ebola outbreaks since the discovery of the disease in 1976. Note that this graphic is already dated by now — the 2014 event has literally “gone off the chart” in the meantime. Even so, this graphic gives a good impression of how small the previous incidences of Ebola outbreaks were by comparison.

Ebola%20Chart.psd

From a statistical viewpoint, the 2014 outbreak definitely must be regarded as a “black swan” — it was hitherto held to be impossible for the illness to propagate in such fashion (source: news.au.com)

Another way of looking at the “black swan” quality of the current outbreak is its geographical spread. All previous Ebola outbreaks were confined to a few isolated locations at most, mainly because they occurred in remote villages in the bush. As a result sick (and therefore infectious) people simply didn’t manage to reach any other villages to spread the virus further. Moreover, since also many of those who catch the illness quickly die, the virus was thought not to propagate very easily. Death is obviously the ultimate impediment to mobility (the dead do however remain infectious for quite some time).

The fact that the outbreak already has “black swan” qualities makes it more likely that a few other strongly held beliefs could also turn out to be wrong. There is already an intense debate over how the virus actually moves from person to person. Given that it is present in sputum, a number of virologists have stated that if one were for instance bathed in a gentle spray of saliva emitted by a coughing and sneezing person that has been infected, one will probably catch it. In fact, a recent warning issued by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy is mainly noteworthy for its admission regarding the uncertainties about possible transmission vectors. It recommends that health care workers be fitted out with proper respirators to ward off infection via aerosol particles.

Before hearing about this, we remarked as follows in a recent email conversation: Even considering the low standards of hygiene and certain cultural idosyncracies that make it more likely for the disease to spread in African countries, it seems not as difficult to get infected as was generally held. One must also keep in mind that the official numbers almost certainly understate the number of infected people by a fairly big margin — many people reportedly get infected and simply die without ever making it into the statistics.

The progression of the outbreak shows that many hitherto widely accepted nostrums about Ebola and the likelihood of it spreading beyond a fairly small group of people have proved wrong. There is therefore possibly one more article of faith that may prove wrong as well, namely that there is no reason to worry that it could spread in developed countries.

What if it did?…

I give em 3 months

Posted by ipso facto @ 10:32 on October 28, 2014  

Afghan forces prepare to fight alone as foreign troops leave

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/28/us-afghanistan-military-idUSKBN0IH0YP20141028

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