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BG, in case you haven’t received my NSA decoder ring via the Pony Express, “geostrategic ramifications” is code for Israel.

Posted by macroman3 @ 23:53 on December 23, 2015  

Oh what? You already knew that?

Brandon Smith is going to the top of my read list. Elements of my Humanity’s Paradox thesis.

Posted by macroman3 @ 23:46 on December 23, 2015  

The dude is on point economically, now he just needs to tighten up the geostrategic ramifications…

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-23/what-fresh-horror-awaits-economy-after-fed-rate-hike

Maddog

Posted by Buygold @ 19:11 on December 23, 2015  

Was good to see the large caps do well. I see FCX was up 16% today on good volume. It appears that some of these big boys are about done being sold for awhile.

Not crazy about the action in the metals with oil up big and copper up too but I guess you can’t have everything.

Truly monster bids in GDX take it out on the Hi

Posted by Maddog @ 16:10 on December 23, 2015  

but mny shares end no-where near their Hi’s as the Scum games continue.

Based off this action there is no “real” relationship between GDX and the underlieing shares…..weird to say the least.

Moggy – thanks …

Posted by Alex Valdor @ 15:38 on December 23, 2015  

for the best Christmas story in years !

Moggie

Posted by goldielocks @ 13:56 on December 23, 2015  

Good story glad people waking up. A friend told me that he met a guy who worked at a shelter making somehing like 10 dollars a hour in management but was driving a Jaguar. Best to go to needy instead of greedy.

Moggy @ 10:59

Posted by Floridagold @ 12:55 on December 23, 2015  

Thanks, that was a wonderful story and yes it did bring tears to my eyes!

 

MERRY  CHRISTMAS !!

Moggy @ 10:59 That one brought on the tears. Thanks so much for sharing it…….

Posted by silverngold @ 12:50 on December 23, 2015  

…….and this is what life should be all about, not just Christmas, because you never give without receiving something in return. What goes around definitely comes around.

All the best to everyone from Silverngold

Moggy @ 10:59

Posted by ipso facto @ 11:04 on December 23, 2015  

Beautiful story.

Walmart is a Holy Land

Posted by Moggy @ 10:59 on December 23, 2015  

on December 21, 2015

 

“May I buy your groceries?”

Rather than buy ourselves and our young adult children gifts this Christmas, we decided to walk the walk.  You know.  That walk where you stop indulging yourself with increasingly frivolous items and actually reach out to help others not as fortunate.

We bought several Walmart gift cards with funds we would have used to buy our gifts for one another and our kids.   Then our daughter and daughter-in-law (who is pregnant with twins, our 10th and 11th grandchildren, so yes, we have more than enough blessings in our life), Mr. Wilkinson  and I went to our local Walmart yesterday, a beautiful Sunday morning.  Not quite knowing how to do what we wanted to do, just praying we’d get it right and not embarrass anyone or get arrested.  Our girls decided on an approach, took the gift cards, and my husband and I stood at a distance, ready to help if needed.

The girls walked along and watched the check-out lines, and when they felt a tug at their kind hearts, they went up to people ready to check out and asked,

“May I buy your groceries?”

The initial responses were ones of shock and disbelief.  No one was rude, or dismissive.  They just wanted to know why.  The girls answered that they were part of a family who decided this was the way they wanted to celebrate Christmas.  Then a few asked if they were with a church or an organization.  No, the girls said, we are just a regular family and this is our gift to you!  No strings attached!  From us!  

Then the miracles came.

The first one, a young Mom, with a cart of food and just a couple of tiny presents for her little son, broke down in sobs, confiding that she “didn’t know how I could afford any of this”.  Her hugs and her tears washed away all the nervousness our girls felt at first.  They helped her bag her groceries and they all held one another for a long time, before this young woman left the store, trying hard not to sob.

The girls then quickly went to an obviously worn-out and defeated looking Dad, with 4 young sons.  Beat down and broke, you can bet.  In the check-out line, counting the bills in his wallet, nervously.  “May I buy everything in your cart, sir?” they said.   Again, the disbelief, the tears, the hugs, and the sincere, very heartfelt gratitude. That seismic shock you felt at 10:47 am yesterday?  That was a huge crack opening in my cynical heart as I watched this.

Two elderly ladies, with one cart between them, barely full with just the most very basic things.  A 2 pack of toilet paper.  A small package of ham.   A little pumpkin pie with red bow on top.  Cans of cheap cat food.  I doubt they had cats.  They were the most unbelieving of all  – they were literally paralyzed with shock.  One had dementia and couldn’t really understand what was going on, but the other couldn’t believe “anyone cared about us” and “no one has been this kind to me in 75 years”.   

There were people who smiled and merely told our girls, “No thank you!  We are very blessed and in a good place, so please help someone who needs it!”  Pay it forward without getting a thing.  I like it.  

The disabled veteran in a wheelchair, the lonely, unhappy looking girl, the young family with formula and diapers, the older lady who reminded our daughter of her beloved, departed grandma.  Their surprise, their joy, their relief, their gratitude.  All of them giving us more than we could ever give them.

It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever experienced

 And then there was the guy with the tattoos and the swagger and the backward ball cap.  My husband saw our daughter approach him and started to get upset because he thought this guy didn’t look “needy”.  But it turned out, he was one of the most appreciative and gracious people she interacted with.  He couldn’t believe anyone would do this for “Me?  You’re doing this for ME?”.  A misfit, maybe.  Who cares?  Jesus didn’t.  And either did our daughter.  I saw him transformed by our daughter, who was smiling as big as I have ever seen.   As he left, he keep stopping and looking back at her, shaking his head with disbelief, waving, and smiling.  His gift was far more than a gift card.

This heaven on earth continued and each time, the glow from our girls got brighter and brighter.

Who was giving who what?

Me and Mr. Wilkinson?  We just wept and tried to hold it together.  And tried to stay anonymous.  I did speak with a few lovely people, who noticed me watching (I guess I’m not as subtle as I thought…it was probably the wailing)  and came up to me with such open and raw emotion, I could hardly speak.  One woman, standing there holding my husband’s hand and telling him she lost her husband that very day, a few years ago.  And my husband’s face as he remembered he lost his own father on that every same day.  

The cashiers with their Santa hats wept, we wept, people we will never see again, wept, hugged, believing that, at least for a little while, people cared about them.  We gave the cashiers the last of the gift cards and they promptly gave them back to their customers.  How.  Completely.  Awesome.  

I was one of those people who made fun of the “people of Walmart”.  And I’m an idiot.  I don’t know anyone’s story, their background, their pain or their journey in this world.  I judge the badly dressed, the overweight, the sloppy, the ignorant, the ill-mannered.  The same ones, yesterday, who cried when someone offered them a small kindness.  The ones who, when they figured out what my husband and I were doing hiding in the jewelry section across from the check-out lanes, came running over, looked us right in the eye, thanked us and complimented on our wonderful girls.  There’s MY gift, right there.  I haven’t gotten anything as precious as that.  

So, I ask again – who was giving who what??

I absolutely did not want to share this story.  There seemed to be no way to tell it without it reeking of self-satisfaction and self-congratulation.  Ugh.  I was encouraged (forced) by a very close friend, whom I did share it with, to go ahead and write about it.  So I’m sharing it with the hope and prayer that other people can find their own Holy Land, and make a pilgrimage there to honor the birth of Jesus Christ by actually living His sacred message of sharing and sacrifice for others.  

It starts with a question.  Ask it first.   Let it be answered.  “Ask and you shall receive”

And boy, did we receive.

“May I buy your groceries?”

 

My portfolio is up this morning

Posted by Alex Valdor @ 10:46 on December 23, 2015  

…must mean the bopsters have headed to the Hamptons already !

But they will be back after the holidays .

No job for you

Posted by ipso facto @ 10:25 on December 23, 2015  

Study shows 96% of some mining jobs can be automated

http://www.mining.com/study-shows-96-of-some-mining-jobs-can-be-automated/

Looks like the tax-loss selling bugaboo never arrived

Posted by ipso facto @ 10:20 on December 23, 2015  

I guess PM stock investors already have plenty of losses to offset some of their income.

FWIW: Love him or hate him, here’s Larry!!

Posted by silverngold @ 10:03 on December 23, 2015  
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Your Most Important Questions, Answered!

First, let me wish you all a very happy and healthy holiday season! I’m always amazed how time flies, so please make the most of the holidays and spend some quality time with friends and loved ones.

For this week’s column, I’m getting so many questions from readers, I decided it would be best to answer the most important ones. So let’s get started!

Click here to read my full article, dedicated to the important questions that you, the reader, have been sending in.

Counting down … Grease II

Posted by ipso facto @ 9:31 on December 23, 2015  

“To Make The Payment Is Almost Impossible”: Puerto Rico Defaults (Again) In T-Minus 9 Days

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-23/make-payment-almost-impossible-puerto-rico-defaults-again-t-minus-9-days

HaHa This cracks me up!

Posted by ipso facto @ 9:25 on December 23, 2015  

Explaining the economy with “Two Cows.”

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More http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-22/world-economy-explained-two-cows-new-normal-edition

I doubt if any here would have “good” scores …

Posted by ipso facto @ 9:10 on December 23, 2015  

Coming to America? China Introduces ‘Credit Score’ For Obedient Citizens

China’s largest social networks have partnered with the country’s Communist government to create a credit score system that will measure how obedient its citizens are, a chilling prospect that could one day arrive in America if social justice warriors get their way.

http://www.infowars.com/coming-to-america-china-introduces-credit-score-for-obedient-citizens/

Buygold @ 8:23

Posted by ipso facto @ 8:57 on December 23, 2015  

This is it! :mrgreen:

Good morning Oasis

Posted by ipso facto @ 8:54 on December 23, 2015  

Osisko Receives First Gold Shipment From Eleonore Royalty

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/osisko-receives-first-gold-shipment-221351413.html

Centerra Gold Reports on the Status of Negotiations With the Kyrgyz Republic Government on the Restructuring of the Kumtor Project

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/centerra-gold-reports-status-negotiations-001715229.html

Silvercorp announces new share repurchase program

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/silvercorp-announces-share-repurchase-program-124500393.html

Eurasian Minerals Reports Initial Shipment From the Balya Lead-Zinc-Silver Royalty Property in Turkey

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/eurasian-minerals-reports-initial-shipment-133000285.html

Columbus Gold Farms-Out Mogollon Project

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/columbus-gold-farms-mogollon-project-140000731.html

Fed’s Birthday is today

Posted by drb2 @ 8:26 on December 23, 2015  

Happy 103rd Birthday, Fed—now please go away.

https://www.google.com/#q=federal+reserve+birthday

So we wake up to another soaring SM

Posted by Buygold @ 8:23 on December 23, 2015  

I’m noticing a few miners showing strength pre-market. RIO, FCX, GOLD

Some of the large caps. What’s it all mean?

raredpqq

Coffee’s on

Posted by MadMike @ 7:54 on December 23, 2015  

Tim's

Wanka

Posted by goldielocks @ 3:55 on December 23, 2015  

Med news for MM read adverse reactions carefully.
http://www.emplicitihcp.com/efficacy?TC=2018707&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=consideration&utm_term=multiplemyelomatreatment&utm_content=multiplemyeloma_treatment_textad_home_text_tc2018707

New approaches targeting MM
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Some info on foods
http://healthcircular.com/top-10-cancer-fighting-foods/

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