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Equisetum, you have a respectful 30 years on me. I envy you and Ororeef have reached a nice 80 plateau. Most of our firs here don’t make it that long..

Posted by macroman3 @ 23:38 on April 4, 2018  

I know I won’t make “the awakening”. I have tried to make my eldest aware so he can reap the rewards of sound wealth.

In the meantime, I had a kickass ATV ride with my souldog to a cliff below Sparkling Hill. A swim in the lake after and some good grits, he is sleeping at my feet as I type this.

I guess I found gold…

Alex & Maya-have u heard of Lucius Beebe? if not then u must get a few of his books

Posted by Richard640 @ 23:24 on April 4, 2018  

All train Buffs must own some of his work-amazingly they are dirt cheap on amazon–used of course he died in 1966.


Jump to Railroad historyAlong with Clegg, Beebe owned two private railcars, the Gold Coast and The Virginia City. The Gold Coast, Georgia Northern / Central of Georgia No. 100, was built in 1905 and is now at the California State Railroad Museum. After Beebe and Clegg purchased The Virginia City they had it …


A noted boulevardier, Beebe had an impressive and baroque wardrobe. Beebe’s clothing included 40 suits, at least two mink-lined overcoats, numerous top hats and bowlers, a collection of doeskin gloves, walking sticks and a substantial gold nugget watch chain.[12] Columnist Walter Winchell referred to Beebe and his wardrobe as “Luscious Lucius.”[12]Beebe’s sartorial splendor was recognized when he appeared in full formal day attire on the cover of Life over the title of “Lucius Beebe Sets a Style.”[13] [1]
Many of Beebe’s articles and columns addressed men’s traditional fashion. He was especially fond of English bespoke tailoring and shoes and wrote glowing articles about noted court tailor Henry Poole and Company and noted bootmaker John Lobb, whom he patronized on a regular basis. He also liked ties, particularly from Charvet in Paris,[14] men’s hats and wrote of the history of the bowler hat.[15]
This 2 volume set is his best and a must have for $20 bucks–they are big, thick, hard cover volumes–I have them=

The Trains We Ride [2 Vols]:Vol. I Alton – New York Central; Vol. II Northern Pacific – Wabash


by Lucius and Charles Clegg Beebe

Alex Valdor @ 6:41

Posted by Maya @ 23:06 on April 4, 2018  

The ‘Empress’ is a beauty.  Kudos to CP Rail for restoring and maintaining this historic locomotive.  It’s no slouch at 4700 HP and yes, the large diameter drivers are intended for speed in passenger service.  I found a few more pix of her recent excursion:


They bring along a spare diesel loco just in case of a catastrophic failure of the steamer.  The two boxcars behind are spare parts and maintenance items to keep her running if field repairs are needed.  These things ran on sleeve bearings, and at every major stop the engineer or crew would be ‘oiling around’ all the wheels, rods, pinions and anything that moves.


She’s remarkably clean… not having seen much service.  And now she is fired by oil rather than coal, which helps keep things cleaner.  The only standout ‘non-original’ on the front face are the two ‘ditch lights’ above the front pilot.  As named, they provide increased illumination in the near-field side ditches for the engineer.  The main headlight shines far down the center of the track.  Ditch lights are now required for operation in Canada and the US.



MADDOG-Ponzi World’s got this covered=The only reason the casino is up today is because it’s Wednesday VIX options expiration. U.S. gamblers bought the overnight -500 Dow point trade war selloff with both hands

Posted by Richard640 @ 22:56 on April 4, 2018  

Had the market crashed the first time it retested the trendline in late February, that would have been the 1929/1987 analog. But to drip ever lower in the direction of trend, attended by human history’s largest boatload of bullshit, is something we’ve never seen before. In human history. 

==, for as we see above, the umpteenth time in a row. 

Be that as it may, this “retest” rally lacks somewhat the energy of the initial vault off of the 200 day. And of course it was a Wednesday when the 50 day retest failed:

“Last chance to buy the dip”



Posted by Maddog @ 16:16 on April 4, 2018  

Yup…..just unreal painting….800 points swing in the face of a major trade war is as bizarre as it gets…until the next outrage.

Reckon they will try and paint a weekly upside reversal, only 2 days left and it is already on.

Tesla’s up about $16-that’s all u need to know-could u.s. mkts. get anymore insane?

Posted by Richard640 @ 15:57 on April 4, 2018  

Hey maddog

Posted by Buygold @ 15:55 on April 4, 2018  

Pretty demoralizing action. A little surprising too that they were able to manage an 800 + point swing in the DOW to the upside.

Somehow though, I don’t think we’ve seen the end of the current volatility.

Here they come to paint the closes

Posted by Maddog @ 15:49 on April 4, 2018  

SM will be top ticked, along with Dlr/Yen and PM’s getting the late bashing….plus ca change.

Be my guest … or … has Macron bumped his head?

Posted by ipso facto @ 15:01 on April 4, 2018  

US Forces Leave Parts of Syria’s Raqqa, French Troops Set to Move In


Mr. Copper

Posted by ipso facto @ 14:46 on April 4, 2018  

Just a basic premise. No sarcasm.

ipso facto @ 13:28

Posted by Mr.Copper @ 14:12 on April 4, 2018  

Hi Ipso, I’m not sure what you meant. Re we need strong economy for military spending. Our economy is strong enough for increased debt or borrowing for spending? Or maybe you were just being sarcastic.

Despite the bounce from the lows seen on February 8, the market seems uncomfortable and edgy. At the same time, it appears unconvinced that anything could be wrong

Posted by Richard640 @ 13:38 on April 4, 2018  
Expectations are that when stocks fall, bonds rally (prices rise and yields fall). As shown, in 2014 and 2015, Treasuries and other high-quality bonds did just that. But in January and February of this year, that was not the case. Uncharacteristically, the returns on high quality bonds actually fell and yields rose alongside a stock market under duress. There was no evidence of a “flight-to-quality” response from investors.
 The market may be taking into account that accumulated debt and forecasted deficits portend much heavier supply of Treasuries in the future along with a looming question of who will buy them. Treasury supply and demand dynamics appear uniquely troubling as recently noted in Deficits Do Matter.


Despite the recent correction, the U.S. equity markets still easily lead all major global markets in terms of valuation. This is not cause for optimism, it is a sign of extended risk. The outlook for earnings has improved due to tax reform and other recent fiscal policy measures, but even with that boost, earnings do not support these valuations. There is also a clear tension between the Fed and their monetary measures and those of the Congress undertaking new fiscal stimulus. Those paths will overlap and it will be bumpy at best with tightening Fed policy opposed by the forces of fiscal stimulus buttressed by tariffs and the threat of retaliation from other countries.
The markets appear to have sent an early warning to equity holders with the spike in volatility, but with the sustained optimism of the market since, it does not appear as though many have taken heed. Since early February, volatility has dropped back to less elevated levels but it remains significantly higher than the single digit readings commonly seen in 2017. Even if VIX stabilized to average 15 for the next few weeks, that would still be 36% above the average level of 11 for all of 2017. If interest rates remain elevated, to say nothing of rising, it will create further portfolio deleveraging pressure especially on the $1 trillion in funds managed under risk parity strategies.
Despite the bounce from the lows seen on February 8, the market seems uncomfortable and edgy. At the same time, it appears unconvinced that anything could be wrong. Investors have enjoyed such a long period of extreme central bank accommodation and the easy returns that have gone along with it, they are reluctant to modify for the changes clearly taking place. Risks, both implied and explicit, are large and growing but investors seem mostly unaware despite the early warning signal.
A fair characterization would be that it’s like living next to the city dump, if you’re there long enough, you eventually stop noticing the smell.


Mr.Copper @ 11:21

Posted by ipso facto @ 13:28 on April 4, 2018  

You can’t have a strong military without a strong economy!

… except maybe NK where the serfs eat grass …

Equisetum @ 12:15

Posted by ipso facto @ 13:26 on April 4, 2018  

I think everyone here shares in your thoughts. What if the Bear Market in PMs continues until we’re not around to enjoy “the coming” rally? For some of us this has already occurred. Personally I think the next year or two will tell the story and I’ll be surprised if we ring out 2018 without some large positive adjustments in the metals prices. Looking forward to better times!


PS “30 years” Hope you’re wrong about that one!

treefrog @ 11:27

Posted by ipso facto @ 13:20 on April 4, 2018  

re: the fundraiser. Thanks but we’ve got some figuring out to do. Like where to send the checks etc. 🙂

It looks like

Posted by Ororeef @ 13:14 on April 4, 2018  

we are back to the seasonal bottoms  for silver in June and Gold rises around 4th of JULY !  somehow the bottoms follow seasonals but tops are capped ..SSDD  The inflation economy dont go up until Gold goes up .! not backwards as thought.


Posted by Maddog @ 12:38 on April 4, 2018  

Re Short squeeze

Useing the same playbook every time must guarantee that one day it won’t work and then watch out….Some of the people I know, reckon the SM won’t touch the sides one day……

This area for JNUG has been a good buy zone-at least on the one year chart-there was one quick excursion down to about $12.30 & one to 12.70-80

Posted by Richard640 @ 12:29 on April 4, 2018  


Maddog–so Kudlow is the “alibi” for the comeback, eh? well. u r right–it’s just another short squeeze

Posted by Richard640 @ 12:23 on April 4, 2018  

like what suddenly started out of the blue yesterday afternoon just as stocks were gonna roll over hard…but these fun and games won’t prevent the inevitable meltdown…heck, if u or I had unlimited funds, we could squeeze shorts every day of the week…that’s not rocket science.

Alex–u r correct–magnets have been used to good effect for many years-for severe spinal stenosis, a friend of mine got complete relief

Posted by Richard640 @ 12:16 on April 4, 2018  

without surgery from treatment with a “hako-med” device–he could barely walk without using 2 canes-now he’s back to walking 5 miles a day.

I purchased my HakoMed machine in October 2004 and I have treated approximately 150 patients in the past 16 months. The Hako-Med Horizontal Therapy has provided my patients the convenience of having therapy while they are in the clinic for their appointments rather than going to a physical therapy place separately.

This machine (ProElec DT 2000) has been a breakthrough in electromedicine, combining all known forms of electromedical therapy, in addition to this new revolutionary therapy. It is the most sophisticated form of electrotherapy available. A German company, HakoMed, engineered and manufactured this advanced unit to …

Dec 13, 2017 – The Hako Med is an electrical device with an unusual name. If you saw how this machine looks you would think it was a robot from NASA. Standing over 3 feet tall the Hako Med has 8 hoses coming out of it attached to suction cups. I guess it really looks more like an Octopus except for the large digital …

Ipso facto. At 9:30 you made reference to

Posted by Equisetum @ 12:15 on April 4, 2018  

“when the next rally comes”.  That conditional ‘when’ statement pops up in my mind more and more frequently these days.  My increasing concern is that the ‘when’ may not happen while I am still around.  I was age 44 when Ag had a nice rally in 1980 and 75 when we again saw $50 silver in 2011.   That 30+ year interval between PM rallies, while not necessarily predictive of the the future interval between good rallies, leads me to suspect that the next real rally may be too late for me.  But we can still hope, and continue to hold what we do have in the way of physical and good PM-related equities.  No doubt many on this forum are hoping and holding for similar reasons.

R640 Thanks for your post of Dr. Rogers article

Posted by Alex Valdor @ 11:46 on April 4, 2018  

One item she did not touch on is the bombarding of most of humanity by EMF signals , and the apparent reduction of our planet’s magnetic fields . I have read a treatise claiming that our astronauts who spend long periods in the ISS returned with a number of malaise conditions leading NASA to create artificially induced Pulsed Magnetic devices which are now in place in their orbital ‘home’ .

The article indicates that Earth’s magnetic fields have a pulse frequency around 9.6 HZ (sub audible) of varying amplitude . Now there are commercially available devices which are said to help with undisturbed sleep , bone fracture healing rates , and chronic pain reduction . I spoke with friends last weekend who swear by the benefits of a PEMF ( pulsed electromagnetic field ) device they purchased . Basically , an induced magnetic field is created by an alternating electrical wave form in a coil of copper wire embedded in a small mat .

For those interested , a short kindle ‘book’ is available entitled ‘PEMF-The Fifth Element of Health ‘.

This is gonna be unbearable…..Idiot mumbles unintelligible garbage and SM explodes etc

Posted by Maddog @ 11:42 on April 4, 2018  

Stocks Stage Impressive Comeback After Kudlow Urges Market Not To “Overreact”


Or the real news is the scum buy e-mini and Dlr/Yen with all hands, while dumping all over Gold….

ipso, 9:30

Posted by treefrog @ 11:27 on April 4, 2018  

shoot me a mailing address so i can send a check.  i don’t do plastic.


my forum handle





IPSO – Thanks (re : 06:41 comment)

Posted by Alex Valdor @ 11:23 on April 4, 2018  
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