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Posted by treefrog @ 22:00 on June 7, 2018  

it’s my understanding that lava often weathers out into pretty good, fertile  soil because it has a little of everything.  the weathering out isn’t a fast process, it takes half a brazillion years.

LurkerSince95 @ 20:45

Posted by Maya @ 21:39 on June 7, 2018  

About the only thing you can ‘mine’ out of lava is semi-precious OLIVINE crystals… a light green quartz type crystal.  Don’t ask me the chemical reaction, but it’s one of the first things to crystallize out of hot lava under certain cooling conditions.  I’ve seen lots and lots of lava rock with embedded olivine crystals.

Some of the first sailors to ‘discover’ Hawaii at Honolulu Harbor found an old shoreline crater rim full of crystals and thought they were rich!  They named the place “Diamond Head”.  Today it is a landmark next to Waikiki Beach.


maya (19:27) lava

Posted by LurkerSince95 @ 20:45 on June 7, 2018  

You mean ‘ I can’t mine lava for some gold nuggets ?????? ‘    lol

ZH readers comment on “money outa thin air”

Posted by Richard640 @ 20:15 on June 7, 2018  
For the life of me, and the last 10 years, that is the part I don’t get.  We watch this fail, and that fail, we see Italy teetering, we see the Real going down the dumper and the very next fucking day the sun is out and shining.
My guess it will continue until one day….poof, gone.
Till then keep on keeping on.

 Giant Meteor  BandGap Thu, 06/07/2018 – 16:04  Permalink

“My guess it will continue until one day….poof, gone.”
Yes, on a long enough timeline …. 
“How did you go bankrupt?”
Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” 
On the one hand, when one has access to unlimited free money, to endlessly speculate, without fear of loss, the sun is always shining, at least above ground.
They may lose sight of the fact that they are also walking dead men.
I believe they’ve learned in 2008-09, that the next go round they’re not getting off quite so easy, and to do whatever needs to be done to avoid, delay that moment.
It ain’t gonna be pretty 

The TV technology now blows me away.

Posted by Maya @ 20:04 on June 7, 2018  

I spent a career getting ‘Live TV’ out of strange places, usually VIA Satellite.   Now with the tech revolution, my career became obsolete and I was put out to pasture.   Now I watch a local girl reporter go out on a boat, offshore of the lava, and do Live TV from out in the middle of nowhere on the ocean.   They use a backpack computer with broadband modems that connect to local cell sites and digitally hack a HDTV signal back to the station via a several broadband internet connections all knit together.   My communications engineering skills have reverted to a ham radio hobby now.   But I’m happy to have survived this far.


Posted by Maya @ 19:57 on June 7, 2018  

Were you here yet in ’83 when Kalapana was eaten by lava?  Same kind of feeling.

Here and all over the internet, they say there will never be another stock crash as long as CBs can create money out of thin air….well, it’s true

Posted by Richard640 @ 19:54 on June 7, 2018  
[.and to this we can add there will never be another bull mkt. in gold]  
Argentina Secures $50 Billion in IMF Backing to Bolster Economy
June 7, 2018, 7:02 PM EDT
    Loan to Argentina ranks as one of the largest in IMF history
    Country will target fiscal deficit at 1.3% of GDP in 2019



Posted by commish @ 19:49 on June 7, 2018  


500+ homes… gone.

Posted by Maya @ 19:48 on June 7, 2018  


Courtesy USGS.

The count is up over 500 homes lost now.  A friend sent me a scare story about how FEMA rounded up all these people in a “Mandatory Evacuation”, put them on buses and cattle cars, and is holding them in an undisclosed FEMA pen somewhere here.

PURE BS!  FEMA application for aid was made only yesterday after we surpassed the threshold of 173 homes destroyed.  People fled on their own.  Local county “Mandatory Evacuation” means first responders will NOT be coming to get you and endangering themselves if you get in trouble.  There are some farm residents in the area that live off-grid and chose not to leave, even though they are cut off from land access… but they are not immediately threatened by lava.   Hardy, self-reliant homesteaders.

Mr.Copper @ 9:28

Posted by Maya @ 19:27 on June 7, 2018  

Lava is molten magma from the earth’s mantle.  It is a rich mix of almost everything.  On the older, ancient islands here it decomposes into a rich, red, clay type of soil much like ‘Georgia Clay’.

Other types of rocks on the continent are classed as ‘metamorphic’ rocks… those which have undergone geologic change due to extreme pressure, or solvent actions of water, or sedimentary… or… well there are lots of different types of rocks.  Most have undergone some kind of metamorphosis in their composition due to external conditions.

Lava is pure mantle ooze… the primordial ‘soup’ that the planet is made of.

goldielocks @ 14:50

Posted by Maya @ 19:18 on June 7, 2018  

I pass every one of those tests!  LOL!

Yes, I grew up in Wisconsin.  And now people ask why I live on a Volcano.   Well…. DUH!  🙂

Be Your Own Hero

Posted by joe12pack @ 18:46 on June 7, 2018  

FWIW- Jim Willie report….

Posted by old-timer @ 15:30 on June 7, 2018  

If interested, here is a pretty interesting report from Jim Willie.

No coughing, snorting, or shouting!

Here’s a link:


Maya something to cheer you up and remind you while things are heating up in Hawaii why you still might be better off as long as Pele doesn’t head your way.

Posted by goldielocks @ 14:50 on June 7, 2018  

Sister in law brought this up. Jeff Foxworthy on Wisconsin.

If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 38 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in Wisconsin.

If you’re proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each year because Park Falls is the coldest spot in the nation, you might live in Wisconsin

If you have ever refused to buy something because it’s “too spendy”, you might live in Wisconsin.

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March, you might live in Wisconsin.

If you may not have actually eaten it, but you have heard of Head Cheese, you might live in Wisconsin.

If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time,
you might live in Wisconsin.

If you have either a pet or a child named “Brett,”
you might l ive in Wisconsin.

If your town has an equal number of bars and churches, you might live in Wisconsin.

If you know how to say Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Menomonie & Manitowoc, you might live in Wisconsin.

If every time you see moonlight on a lake, you think of a dancing bear, and you sing gently, “From the land of sky-blue waters”,….you might live in Wisconsin.

Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the Highway.

“Vacation” means going up north past Hwy 8 for the weekend.

You measure distance in hours.

You know several people who have hit deer more than once.

You often switch from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day and back again.

Your whole family wears Packer Green to church on Sunday.

You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow durin g a raging
blizzard, without flinching.

You see people wearing camouflage at social events (including
weddings and funerals ).

You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

You think of the major food groups as beer, fish, and venison.

You carry jumper cables in your car and your wife or girlfriend
knows how to use them.

There are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot at Mill’s Fleet Farm at any given time.

You design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled
with snow.

You refer to the Packers as “we.”

You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction.

You can identify a southern or eastern accent.

You have no problem pronouncing L ac Du Flambeau.

You consider Minneapolis exotic.

You know how to polka.

Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to
your blue spruce.

You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.

Down South to you means Illinois.

A brat is something you eat.

Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new pole shed.

You go out to fish fry every Friday

Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

You find minus twenty degrees “a little chilly.”

Sounds like good news

Posted by goldielocks @ 13:36 on June 7, 2018  

US Steel to restart another furnace at Granite City Works, bring back 300 workers

It’s past time for us to leave this place

Posted by ipso facto @ 13:34 on June 7, 2018  

U.S. welcomes Afghan ceasefire offer to Taliban: State Department


Armstrong warning of food shortages. Heads up to those who have livestock too.

Posted by goldielocks @ 12:32 on June 7, 2018  

He doesn’t say how many years? Biblical 7 or more or less. If his computer is right it may open up new ways to grow.
Treefrog ahead of the game with his contained garden.

Just two paragraphs there’s more.
Canada’s last commodity exchange is closing. The Winnipeg Grain Exchange, which was established in 1887, will shut down for good after its owner transfers the bourse’s only remaining futures contract to New York. It is ironic that when a decision like this is made, it is often a sign of a major change in trend. Wheat peaked during the first quarter of 2008. We are just now starting to play with the Downtrend Line in preparation for a commodity boom into the 2024 time period.

Everything we see in the computer’s
projections WARNS that we are indeed in for climate change, but it is a natural cycle not caused by humankind. We are looking at a sharp rise in food prices in the years ahead. The closing of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange is strangely the way the commodity industry always works. You see mining companies close at the lows and expand at the highs. They can never see the future even when it punches them in the face. So stockpile food as we enter this period of rising prices. There will be shortages in the years ahead.

Winnipeg Grain Exchange Closing Right in Time for the Cycle

Mr Copper

Posted by goldielocks @ 12:26 on June 7, 2018  

Oil already back up. What it will do to Europe it appears is push them to buy more from Russia.
Karma causing so much destruction to ME over getting a pipeline through to Europe and the deviststion they caused Europe with all the uncivilized and criminal type immigrants pouring in then jailing the citizens for exposing it. If it wasn’t for Trump we’d be seeing that here too ” regulating” social media to agenda of more of the same propaganda. They’ve shown the citizens mean nothing to them.
It reminds me of when I was coaching soccer. I had a couple of boys who weren’t team players and thought they didn’t need the team. So they learned when I called the team off and they were standing alone during practice.

re TPTB Want Everyone To Stop Buying Iran Crude?

Posted by Mr.Copper @ 12:10 on June 7, 2018  

Well well well, isn’t that interesting. What it means to me is the PTB want higher Oil prices to support US (and maybe others) expensive oil production. When oil is too low it doesn’t pay to produce here and in some other places. They shut down wells and lay off people. This way the “good guys” don’t have to voluntarily pump so much less.


Posted by ipso facto @ 10:38 on June 7, 2018  

I just hope we don’t triumph in 2045!


Posted by deer79 @ 10:28 on June 7, 2018  

I love the positive spin…………..hope it comes to fruition.


Posted by ipso facto @ 10:22 on June 7, 2018  

At least it eventually had a happy ending …

I don’t invest in this place …

Posted by ipso facto @ 10:08 on June 7, 2018  

Congo mining regulations to be signed into law on Friday — mines minister

Democratic Republic of Congo’s prime minister will sign into law on Friday regulations to immediately implement a new mining code without any concessions to industry demands that key provisions be amended, the mines minister said on Thursday.

The move could set off a legal battle between the government and major mining companies operating in Congo, including Glencore and Randgold, which threatened legal action against the government last week if their concerns about tax hikes and the elimination of exemptions were not addressed.

“The code will be applied as it was promulgated!” Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu told Reuters in a text message.

cont. http://www.mining.com/web/congo-mining-regulations-signed-law-friday-mines-minister/

I feel like

Posted by deer79 @ 10:05 on June 7, 2018  

It’s day #3,587 and I’m Bill Murray waking up to Sonny & Cher singing on my clock radio, “I’ve got you babe.”

Another scumtastic start

Posted by Buygold @ 9:51 on June 7, 2018  

USD be damned, sellers everywhere. Just another day in pm hell.

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