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Posted by Ororeef @ 23:08 on May 4, 2017  

Delta: Get off this flight or you’re going to jail and your kids will be taken away

Published: May 4, 2017 6:24 p.m. ET

‘Airlines don’t give a crap about their customers’



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No huge bunnies died, no doctor was roughed up and no fists were flying, but the airline industry is faced with another PR fire after a family of four, including two babies, were kicked off a Delta red-eye flight from Maui to Los Angeles.

Essentially, the father, Brian Schear, explains that he put his teenage son on an earlier flight so that his 2-year-old could have a seat to himself.

“I bought the seat,” he said. “You’re saying you’re going to give that away to someone else when I paid for that seat? That’s not right.”

But the agent wasn’t having it, and then took everything she presumably learned about de-escalating such a situation and tossed it out the exit door by telling Schear that, if he didn’t comply, he would go to jail and his kids would be taken away.

Still, Schear remained remarkably calm the whole time and didn’t budge as the tension ratcheted up. At one point, the agent seemed to resort to a lie to convince the family to leave, claiming that, according to FAA regulations, the boy wasn’t allowed to sit in the seat by himself and could only fly if in the lap of a parent.

Of course, any parent who flies knows this to be completely untrue. In fact, the FAA states that children are safer in car seats, and says on its site that “Your arms aren’t capable of holding your child securely, especially during unexpected turbulence.”

Watch the whole episode unfold:

The handshake introduction was a nice touch.

“Airlines don’t give a crap about their customers,” Brittany Schear, wrote on her Facebook page. “It was the middle of the night, we had no hotel to go to or a car.”

The family eventually left the plane, managed to find a hotel room and had to buy $2,000 in new tickets the next day, all without any refunds from the airline.

Delta DAL, +0.68% for its part, issued a statement saying, “We’re sorry for what this family experienced, and our team has reached out and will be talking with them to better understand what happened and come to a resolution.”

This latest mess comes just days after House lawmakers told airline officials at a congressional hearing to improve customer service in the wake of recent incidents or face possible new regulations.”

“If you want to keep treating us this way, fine,” Rep. Michael E. Capuano said. “But there will come a day when Congress won’t accept it anymore on behalf of the American people.”

That day may come sooner rather than later, at this rate.

Le Pen

Posted by Ororeef @ 22:56 on May 4, 2017  
If Le Pen does swing it the ramifications will be unfathomable. It’s possible because the French are French. Despite the waves of dilutions there is still a bit of Gaul there, a touch of Celt….
Le Pen Slams Macron: ‘France will be led by a woman, either me or Mrs Merkel’
04:46 PM ET (Nigel Farage: “The entire global establishment are backing Macron in France. That should tell you everything you need to know.” US)
Obama is also backing Macron… enough said



Posted by Ororeef @ 22:19 on May 4, 2017  
Kid DynamitePerson was signed in when posted
09:22 PM ET (US)
I wonder what it’s like for Trump in the evening after everyone is gone…he has his meatloaf with ketchup…he watches Faux…he masturbates…he goes to bed…he wakes up in the morning…looks in the mirror…and sez, “WTF”!!

and they havent even scored Trumps Health Care costs yet !(scored means put a cost # on it..)

Posted by Ororeef @ 22:15 on May 4, 2017  

“If you ask how much it costs ..you cant afford it !  It will pass without scoring so the democrats cant say it will un balance the budget !   (yeah like democrats are worried about deficits)”

This Has Never Happened Before…

Tyler Durden's picture

With debt ceilings, spending plans, and tax reforms focusing all eyes on Washington, we thought it notable that for the first time in US history, the cost of interest on US government debt has risen above half a trillion dollars


Source: @NorthmanTrader

One wonders, given the grandiose spending plans, if we will ever get back below half a trillion dollars?

Charity …Theres a lot of money in Giving !

Posted by Ororeef @ 21:59 on May 4, 2017  

Here is a charity that only distributes 1% of it contributions to the people it was intended to help. They pocket 99% and distribute one percent.

Can we guess who it goes to? C’mon you can do it. What group would have the gall to do something like this and who would they reward with part of their ill gotten gains?

Give up?



Minnesota AG: Less than 1 percent of donations to Kars4Kids charity goes to Minnesota kids
The national vehicle donation program is misstating the amount of money going to its mission, Swanson says.
By Shannon Prather Star Tribune
May 4, 2017 — 1:54pm

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is taking aim at New Jersery charity Kars4Kids, which has spent less than one percent of money it’s raised in Minnesota on children here.

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is taking aim at Kars4Kids, a New Jersey charity that spent less than one percent of the $3 million it raised from Minnesota donors on charitable programs in the state.

One of the largest vehicle donation charities in the country and perhaps best known for its catchy radio jingle, Kars4Kids spent just $11,600 on charitable programs for Minnesota residents from 2012 to 2014, according to a compliance report issued Thursday by Swanson’s office.

Swanson questioned Kars4Kids’ bookkeeping, saying that the charity misstated the amount of money that goes to their mission.

The watchdog group Charity Watch criticized Kars4Kids this spring.

The attorney general’s report has been forwarded to the Internal Revenue Service, which can revoke the tax-exempt status of a charitable organization.

“Donors need accurate and straightforward information to make informed choices. We hope this report sheds greater transparency on Kars4Kids, one of the nation’s largest vehicle donation programs,” Swanson said in a written statement.

Nationally, Kars4Kids received $87.8 million from the sale and scrapping of about 160,000 donated vehicles. It spent less than 44 percent of that money on its charitable mission — summer camps and mentorships for children, and school and family programs, according to its website.

Kars4Kids donated more than $40 million of its revenue to Oorah, another nonprofit with a mission to promote Orthodox Judaism, primarily to New Jersey and New York children.

As of March 2015, only three Minnesota children had participated in Oorah’s summer camp and tuition assistance programs.

ipso facto @ 16:43 I thank you for the heads up on Monex.

Posted by Mr.Copper @ 21:36 on May 4, 2017  

I was not planning on buying anything from them. About a year ago I just called to pick the salesman’s brain. And caller ID he had my ph# and calls me occasionally to see if I’m ready to buy anything.

I would use Wanka’s Texas Metals, Amark or Apmex before I ever used any company that advertises on TV. For curiosity I’m going to search for reviews on them. If you can remember what the complaints were, let me know.

The Corbett Report and New World Next Week with three interesting topics.

Posted by silverngold @ 21:23 on May 4, 2017  

My favorite is: You don’t own your own body, the government does and they can do whatever they want with it!!

$SIN17 – July Silver (Last:16.330)—–[click to enlarge chart]

Posted by Richard640 @ 19:57 on May 4, 2017  

Rick’s Pick for Friday

$SIN17 – July Silver (Last:16.330)

Thursday, May 4, at 6:03 p.m. ET

Silver’s losing streak could make it into the record book if it continues for yet a little while longer. The July contract has fallen for 13 straight days and is starting to look like the 1961 Philadelphia Phillies, who lost 21 straight games before beating the Milwaukee Braves 7-4 on a stiflingly hot day in August, 1961.  I was a bigger Phillies fan back then than I am a silver fan now. They had Robin Roberts, Stan Lopata, Harry Anderson, Ed Bouchee and a catcher name Carl Sawatski who is best remembered, if remembered at all, for having caught behind home plate without a chest protector. Were that Silver showed such daring and pluck! Instead, it has continued relentlessly lower and seems bound for the 15.485 target shown (a slight adjustment from the target previously given here). I’m confident it will achieve that Hidden Pivot and that there will be a tradeable bounce from very close to it. But to all of you silver bulls who like to dream big dreams, the bounce would need to hit 19.11 (!) to provide real encouragement for the long-term. Incidentally, I am treating June Gold as a separate case, since its long-term chart doesn’t look nearly as bad


Posted by goldielocks @ 19:52 on May 4, 2017  

MA said that gold goes up with lack of confidence with Gov. We will have to see what those factors were during times they went up but not locked into one issue that caused it. What lack of confidence caused the high on 80, then rally in mid 80, the rise in 2000s and 2016 rally. Only guessing last was uncertanty about the elections and possibility Hillary and more of the same running lol No reason to vote for her though no matter how much gold.

Ipso, Maya, Goldie, Farmboy

Posted by Buygold @ 19:16 on May 4, 2017  

Thanks for all the responses!

Ipso – totally agree about the Fed tightening if China is selling. Makes no sense. I hearten back to Yellen saying she wanted the leeway of higher rates so she had something to cut when the next crisis arrives – she now has two or three hikes to cut…

Maya – really good on you for the Bitcoin, I’ve had all the opportunities to make that investment but was too afraid to step up. just like with AAPL, AMZN and PCLN. Nope I bought the “everything is collapsing” story. STUPID!

Goldie – thanks for the response. No doubt there are any pure correlations with the USD and gold or other commodities. There are so many other factors and undercurrents that no correlation is etched in stone.

Farmboy – yeah I guess Macron winning is great for the Euro, if he actually wins. Logically, the Euro would strengthen in advance of his victory thereby hurting the USD. Course the USD index is a complete rigged joke from the start, but I’ll buy that theory. 🙂 Still doesn’t answer why ALL commodities are getting hammered, not just gold, and in “dollar terms” as Gartman loves to say, commodities shouldn’t be declining should they?

R640 -thanks for the James Mc and his take on OI, always loved to hear the weeping and gnashing of teeth of Murph’s site. Never mattered a wit as to where future prices were going but always very G-Damn logical! 🙂

Someone show me when logic works in life or pm’s! 🙂

Best to all.


Posted by goldielocks @ 18:34 on May 4, 2017  

Yep But not that soft. It’s more like a sinking boat from too much weight so they jump off swim to next boat climb on then push its inhabitants  off tell that one sinks too then next boat Canada. Not too peaceful. That is if other mass coming in there doesn’t sink them first. Mass > space equals < time.

Makes You Think

Posted by commish @ 18:34 on May 4, 2017  


goldielocks @ 17:36 Agree ! There Is The ‘Hard Invasion’ With Soldiers and Tanks,

Posted by Farmboy @ 18:10 on May 4, 2017  

and the illegal immigrants are the newer version, ‘Soft Invasion’.  Either one, if not fought against effectively results in loss of one’s county. Just waiting for California to run up the white flag, and declare they are now a part of Mexico. Seems all but a done deal at this point.


Posted by goldielocks @ 17:36 on May 4, 2017  

Ann Coulter She speaks what other politicians won’t or want to use to promote their Careers. Put race aside and do the math is all you need. Something places Mexico is unable to do or unwilling because it’s a invasion which is another word for war. War of survival while pushing others off the boat without learning anything after decades of the same problems. You can’t expect young wirking  families to realize this but their Gov knows.

If you do the math too bad Einstein didn’t get this question. Think of people not as race but mass. Mass   alters space ” our space” and time. Too much mass alters more space and our time on it. Too much mass ventures out of time to collide with other mass affecting their space and time.

Buygold @ 15:40 “Why Is The Dollar Down…?

Posted by Farmboy @ 17:27 on May 4, 2017  

The following article makes as much sense as anything to me.  Seems the Global interests are more concerned about propping the abortion known as the EU, than any other worries on their plate at the present time. If the European Union continues on its path to breakup, they gots major problems.

“The weaker dollar is more a function of euro strength, which has garnered support from increased confidence that Emmanuel Macron will soundly defeat Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s Presidential run-off election. Polling in the wake of their final debate showed Macron’s lead was widening.

The eurocrats in Brussels are surely breathing a little easier. However, even if Macron wins, people are going to have to address how he will work with Parliament. Macron’s En Marche! movement has precisely zero MPs currently. Even if some converts to En Marche! become MPs in June, he will have nowhere close to a majority.

This may be setting Macron up to be a lame-duck from the get-go. If Macron is unable to affect change, the French people are likely to wind up being very unhappy. But hey, at least nobody will have to worry about a Frexit referendum for a while.

With Italian elections on the horizon however, Italexit might be the next cause for concern for Brussels. Italian elections are expected to occur within the next year.

The Fed seemed inclined to ignore weak Q1 growth yesterday, calling it “transitory”. However, there may have been a little concern expressed about soft core inflation and inflation expectations: “Excluding energy and food, consumer prices declined in March and inflation continued to run somewhat below 2%. Market-based measures of inflation compensation remain low; survey-based measures of longer-term inflation expectations are little changed, on balance.”




Posted by goldielocks @ 17:13 on May 4, 2017  

We’re all dealing with the same situation or feelings with PMS which seem to have no clear direction and can be manipulated for economic reasons which has driven a lot of investors away from it. We just express it in different ways and I bet there’s more ways that some posters are to nice to say.
Same time there are people out there distorting the facts about what makes PMs move. The dollar can go down but might not make the PMs move up without other factors involved when the U.S. Dollar is one of the currency’s to move too and many time currency’s move first. Remember when gold reached its highs in the 80 dollar was moving up and continued past gold. When dollar moved back down gold didn’t move back up in inverse. It has periods of rallys but then headed back down. image image

Klondex Reports First Quarter 2017 Results; Reiterates Full year Production Guidance of 210,000-225,000 GEO’s

Posted by ipso facto @ 17:10 on May 4, 2017  


James Mc—from Murph tonight

Posted by Richard640 @ 17:05 on May 4, 2017  

When you think of how much financial influence bullion banks have over mining companies you realize the BB’s are in effect defacto co-owners. Furthermore it is totally logical that their goal would be to keep pumping gold and silver out into the market at a price that is as low as possible, without bankrupting the mines. Deep Storage at its finest, with totally quiescent mining CEO’s and MSM. I know there are some out there who follow mining stock prices and believe there’s a pot at the end of the rainbow. To me the evidence of the past 20 years says HOW? The best thing that could happen to gold and silver prices is if mines would either STOP producing, or else severely curtail production. Digging up thousands of tons of gold and silver for $1200 and $16 only to fork it over to enemies for the purpose of keeping a derivatives scam alive is lunacy. Lumber is a beacon light for those who beg to differ.

The glimmer of hope lies in the odd goings-on with gold and silver OI. If it is a Sovereign taking on the evil-doers it will get interesting in a hurry. If, on the other hand, the situation devolves into the same old cash settlements and WTF moments I’ll look forward to our mining industry continuing to be enablers for psychopathic fiat-addicted banksters.

James Mc

World Gold Council

Q1 gold demand: down 18% from last year’s exceptional high

Global gold demand in Q1 2017 was 1,034.5t. The 18% yearonyear decline suffers from the comparison with Q1 2016, which was the strongest ever first quarter. Inflows into ETFs of 109.1t, although solid, were nonetheless a fraction of last year’s nearrecord inflows. Slower central bank demand also contributed to the weakness. Bar and coin investment, however, was healthy at 289.8t (+9% yoy), while demand firmed slightly in both the jewellery and technology sectors.


Mr.Copper @ 15:27

Posted by ipso facto @ 16:43 on May 4, 2017  

What Monex is saying in this case may well be true but I sure as Hel# wouldn’t have any dealings with them. I have heard many bad things about them over the years. I’m surprised they are still in business.

Auandag @ 16:12

Posted by Mr.Copper @ 16:41 on May 4, 2017  

So what you are saying, (in 1980) its better and more important to have a better than USA high quality car, even if it lowers living standards, ruins the country, and we get a $19 trillion national debt? If those cars are TWICE as good, they should cost twice as much. And they DO. When you figure the loss to the country. That’s called dumping. Like the imported lumber and high quality steel selling at lower than cost.

drb2 @ 5:38

Posted by Maya @ 16:31 on May 4, 2017  

“My concern is what will the TPTB do to Bitcoin if/when it becomes a threat?”


Bitcoin is already a threat to the Central Banking system. They recognize it. They cannot do anything about it as it is a peer-to-peer system with it’s own transactional network and blockchains that cannot be ‘hacked’ without it showing up in multiple, redundant cross-checks by every verifying node in the system. The banking system is trying to learn from this and construct their own blockchain-type systems. They will be latecomers to the party with low confidence and adoption rates.

Study Bitcoin. The more you know about it and how/why it was invented, the more you will understand how it is an end run around the present global transactional system… freely held by the users of Bitcoin.


“I wish I could get excited about all the new ether money, but a cashless society seems tailor made for fleecing the sheep.”


Only if you don’t take care of your own wallet!! That applies to paper as well as ‘bits’ Study bitcoin.


“In 500 years gold will still be gold.   Bitcoin?”


In 500 years, I will no longer care about bitcoin, OR gold! I used to view ‘shorting gold’ as being about as sinful a thing as could be done by a ‘goldbug’. But many here still do it, as the market dictates that you must in order to make money in view of the ‘external forces’ that force gold down. Here’s a stark truth that many still do not get:

Your money doesn’t care where or how you made it!

And you can’t take it with you. The moment of power in History is NOW.

Buygold @ 14:09

Posted by ipso facto @ 16:26 on May 4, 2017  

You’d have to think that if China went into some kind of deflationary collapse, that it would negatively effect the economy of the US plus other countries in the world … and then if they were imploding they’d be really pumping out the fiat money.

If this was going on I don’t think there’s any chance of the US tightening towards normal interest rates. (of course we know that’s unlikely anyways)

What happens when they start selling their US debt? Would they try to utilize their gold stash?

Fake markets

Posted by deer79 @ 16:15 on May 4, 2017  


Mr.Copper @ 15:27… And then I bought my last Gm, what a piece of crap that was.

Posted by Auandag @ 16:12 on May 4, 2017  

You can,t beat the modern rice burners, whats not to like, good power, great gas mileage and few repairs. Want proof, check out the resale value of GM, ford, and chrysler compared to Japanese.

Buygold re Dullah

Posted by Maddog @ 16:07 on May 4, 2017  

no idea…..SLV dn 14 days straight…unreal, but very real in scumworld.

Meanwhile back in the real world

White South Africans Are Preparing For “Removal of All Whites Within Five Years”


Sure the above won’t happen tommorow…but it will happen before very long…..

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