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Posted by treefrog @ 18:35 on October 17, 2019  

a) russia, syria, kurds line up against erdogan to protect syrian border.
b) american troops exit stage left.
what’s not to like?



Poll Results …

Posted by ipso facto @ 17:26 on October 17, 2019  

If Iran makes a general attack on Saudi Arabia the US should help defend them

No (73%, 35 Votes)

Yes (15%, 7 Votes)

I don’t know (13%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

Maya @ 15:44

Posted by ipso facto @ 17:15 on October 17, 2019  

“Ham radio saves the day”

As it will once again!

What a bunch of stupid heads that can’t allow this communication that they can’t control. Pathetic and short sighted!

In the market a decent day for the good guys …

wet weekend on the gulf coast

Posted by treefrog @ 16:39 on October 17, 2019  

2019 hurricane season’s last (we hope) spasm:

cone graphic


ipso facto @ 10:31 – Ham Radio in Calif.

Posted by Maya @ 15:44 on October 17, 2019  

Welcome to the People’s Republik of Kalifornica.  The creative hams will find new, private accommodations for their repeaters, which are privately funded and maintained.

Just another example of the hubris of government empowered bureau-rats.  We have a village police chief here on the Big Island that decreed a ham repeater could not stay on police grounds in the village, so it left about 75 miles of desolate highway along Mauna Loa without any coverage.  Pure ego trip.

I have personally seen Kauai Island communications collapse completely during hurricane Iwa.  NOAA satellite feed also went dead as the eye rolled onto Kauai.  One ham radio operator at the NOAA office, working thru an emergency repeater on Oahu, kept in touch with Kauai county government shelter where they relayed barometric pressure readings to the NOAA office in Honolulu to track the pressure gradient of the passing eye of the storm.   Total government comms failure.  Ham radio saves the day… again.

Mr Copper

Posted by goldielocks @ 14:55 on October 17, 2019  

Yep it becomes too late when minimum wage was to reflect the minim amount of money it takes to live. Instead it reflects those with higher wages that have to be pushed higher and the target of realtors. Those on minimum wage are left behind.
I understand what you mean about cheap although this neighborhood wasn’t cheap as the houses were well build and beautiful and the streets had lights but much less traffic which was a good thing. Lol
Only difference is in Calif you always have a lot to do including depending on where you live few miles this way the beach the other the mountains. More choices depending on what you like to do.
If you just like to hang around with friend or family mostly it’s better than California in that respect and could demand creativity we once had before so many choices stopped the need but at a cost.

@ Mr Copper 12:20…

Posted by old-timer @ 14:43 on October 17, 2019  

You mentioned the trillions,

have you seen this

$21 Trillion Missing – U.S. Government a Criminal Enterprise – Catherine Austin Fitts

Cummings dead

Posted by goldielocks @ 14:42 on October 17, 2019  

Can’t say I’d call him esteemed.

@Goldilocks @ipso facto re they Can’t Raise Minimum Wage, I Agree

Posted by Mr.Copper @ 14:30 on October 17, 2019  

I put that right in my post…

I said. “Unfortunately they are STUCK, can’t do it now.” @ 12:20.

You could compare it with people that smoke 3 packs a day, or people that drink heavily every day, or people that weigh over 300 lbs and can’t stop eating. They simply can’t stop until it maims or kills them. We have to wait for the economy to die. 🙂

Same with The minimum wage and maximum hours act of 1937. They were forced to create it AFTER the patient or economy died from prior bad habits.  1913 to 1929 printing presses.

As for those places where its allegedly “cheap” to live? Maybe I should not judge, only went to Fla twice. But my impression? Cheap is CHEAP.

For one, very few traffic lights. and or street lights. I remember every time we left the house, we had to cross a 4 lane highway with no traffic light. Or bridges to go over. Never saw one cop car. A local told me many hit and run accidents.

Lots of poor people. On way to home depot, a ratty old pick up truck loaded with scrap metals and a running problem. Taking off from the lite truck was bucking and cargo falling out the back. On the way home I see three guys pushing a disabled car along the shoulder.

P.S. If a realistic minimum wage was ever established, it would have to be different in every state of county. And can NOT be stated in Dollars.

It would need to be calculated by things like, local cost of a studio apartment, local cost of a 5-10 year old car, local cost of food, local utility cost etc. One size can’t fit the whole USA.



There’s a sucker born every minute

Posted by ipso facto @ 14:03 on October 17, 2019  

Zimbabwe in ‘advanced’ talks with investor over 6 t/y gold mine

Zimbabwe in ‘advanced’ talks with investor over 6 t/y gold mine


Posted by ipso facto @ 13:55 on October 17, 2019  

We may not currently be getting rich from MUX but at least I trust the management.

I made some simoleons on NGD back in the old days. I guess they have a lot of debt now.


Posted by ipso facto @ 13:52 on October 17, 2019  

I’m not sure I believe in the minimum wage. In Seattle they have enacted a new minimum wage of $15 and it has caused problems in the restaurant business and many bankruptcies.

I do feel that wages in general esp non gov jobs are too low because as a matter of fact the top few percent have been grabbing a bigger and bigger slice of the pie.

Mr Copper

Posted by goldielocks @ 13:48 on October 17, 2019  

The problem is every time the minimum wage increases the vultures come out including politicians with some rigged taxes to raise the price of everything. They use the excuse of wages to determine how much they should pay for housing and everything else which appears over what people should have to pay. Raise in wages benefits little to nothing anymore except realtors and businesses and does little for the producers.
I remember back in 2000 when visiting N Georgia I decided to look around and these houses they were building that weren’t even locked. I liked a few of them. Compared to tax happy California they were a good price then. I checked around with local hospitals as there was one on a lake I was interest in. I was shocked at the low average wages. They said well the cost of living is cheaper here so they actually do base wages of costs. My friends parents just moved there from Pensilvania sold their house bought one there with money left over and their son did the same who was living in NJ and got himself a three story house.
Until they stop the carrot on the stick and factor in their wages to cost to purposely steal any raises for themselves continuing to raise the wages won’t help.

Ipso–MUX–I made some good coin from MUX and NGD too…a coupla dogs…the mkt. awards a nickel to MUX for its. results…

Posted by Richard640 @ 12:32 on October 17, 2019  


ipso facto @ 10:01

Posted by Mr.Copper @ 12:20 on October 17, 2019  

Hi, re your part: “As an aside, his lady is a manager of several B+Bs. They can’t find people to clean rooms for $18-$20 an hour.”

Comment: I use a factor of between 15 and 20 from the old days before 1970, to figure constant dollar value.

$18-$20 an hour TODAY, has about half the purchasing of the minimum wage from the 1965-70 era. Half of the old $1.40-$2.00/hr. Putting it back to .70 cents to $1.00/hr.

The PTB can’t possibly make America great again, until the minimum wage is great again. Unfortunately they are STUCK, can’t do it now.

The whole US system grew up and evolved after 1970 with gradually net inflation adjusted cheaper wages, and net real cheaper tax receipts.

Note, $22 trillion tax shortage.

Nice to see some green on the board. Not every day is a rock.

Posted by ipso facto @ 12:01 on October 17, 2019  

Also here

Posted by ipso facto @ 11:42 on October 17, 2019  

Factbox: Details of new Brexit deal


Brexit deal has been struck – Johnson and Juncker announce ‘fair and balanced’ agreement

Posted by ipso facto @ 11:38 on October 17, 2019  

UK and EU negotiators have finally agreed a Brexit deal and will now be put to the 27 leaders of the European Union to sign off. However critically, Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) say they oppose the agreement.

President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker announced on Wednesday morning via Twitter that a “fair and balanced agreement” had been struck between the two sides. “I recommend that #EUCO endorses this deal,” he added.


McEwen Mining Reports Q3 2019 Production Results

Posted by ipso facto @ 11:19 on October 17, 2019  


Lotsa convincing statistics so IMO worth posting the whole thing. Spread the news!

Posted by silverngold @ 11:11 on October 17, 2019  

The Caveman’s Diary 2019: “Gold Good… Stocks Bad… Get More Gold”

By Jeff Clark Senior Analyst, GoldSilver.com

A textbook in my Master of Psychology program theorized that most things in life come down to core drives—food, shelter, sex, etc. Throw in Freud’s pain and pleasure principals and this is supposedly what drives everything we do.


We had a good time poking fun of simplistic theories as to what motivates people. Human emotions and motivations are complex.

Except when it comes to money.

Our wallets are more often than not ruled by our most primal emotions, greed and fear, dating back to the days we huddled in caves. Despite all our sophistication and modern technology, most investors still think like a caveman/cavewoman when it comes to investing.

And what’s happening in the markets right now is so clear that even a caveman can see it.
See if you think 2019 will go down as the year one should have sold stocks and bought gold…

“Gold Good, Stocks Bad”

We read a lot of news around here, and while it isn’t obvious to most mainstream investors yet, there is a definite undercurrent in the markets right now. This trend shows that investors are moving away from stocks and toward gold. And not just by a little bit.
I put the different categories into boxes, and compared Then to Now. What message do you get from all this?

First up, gold funds and other holdings.

Next, trading volumes on gold around the world.

Third, central bank gold activity.

Last, here’s what stock insiders and others are doing right now.

As you can see, interest in gold is growing, while interest in stocks is fading. If I didn’t know anything else and just looked at this data, my gut would tell me it’s time to move away from stocks and into gold.
Big trends play out over years, not days or weeks. As more and more investors transition away from stocks and into gold, this trend should get bigger and stronger.

Is this the time to be a simple caveman or woman and buy gold and sell stocks? Only you can decide for yourself, but you probably know our answer.

Gold Resource Corporation Reports Record Third Quarter Gold Production and Increases 2019 Annual Gold Production Outlook by 42%

Posted by ipso facto @ 11:07 on October 17, 2019  


This has gotta help us. Less control for crimex Boo YA

Posted by ipso facto @ 10:26 on October 17, 2019  

China, Russia, Brazil, India, And Now UAE: Everybody Wants A Gold Trading Platform!

Authored by Rory Hall via The Daily Coin,

China started something when they opened the Shanghai Gold Exchange where physical gold is traded to a global market. Russia began trading gold futures on the Moscow Exchange which was followed by China and Russia announcing they would open the BRICS Gold Exchange to assist the other members of the BRICS alliance to acquire more gold. This was followed by India stating they would be pursuing a gold spot exchange market and next up is the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announcing they, too, are going to open a physical gold trading platform. WOW! That’s a lot of physical gold changing hands on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis.

This is all pointing towards what seems to be a likely conclusion – a new gold pricing mechanism that is operated by the Shanghai Gold Exchange instead of COMEX in Chicago and New York or the LBMA in London.

cont. https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/china-russia-brazil-india-and-now-uae-everybody-wants-gold-trading-platform

Not what you’d think

Posted by ipso facto @ 10:13 on October 17, 2019  

My younger brother is a manager at a winery in CA. California has recently enacted regulations which compel the conciliation of social security numbers with the people’s names. Illegals will no longer be able to give some bogus social security number to their employer. My Bro is estimating the winery is going to lose around 20% of their workers including some who have been there a very long time.

I make no judgment about this. What is is.

As an aside, his lady is a manager of several B+Bs. They can’t find people to clean rooms for $18-$20 an hour.

goldielocks @ 20:21

Posted by ipso facto @ 10:01 on October 17, 2019  

Yep when some Bigtime Commie (Marx?) said that the Capitalists would sell the rope they were gonna get hanged with … he wasn’t half wrong

Aguila @ 20:20

Posted by ipso facto @ 9:56 on October 17, 2019  

I sure hope not! That would be a disaster! 🙂

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