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We've all seen some of those other sites; their 'blog' started about six weeks ago and has maybe 12 posts. 

Well, they've to start somewhere...

 

Here at the CoinMine, we've been analyzing things in quite a bit of detail for the past nineteen years; and we've been

spot-on more than a random roll of the dice would indicate. Since 2000!  Browse below through a few hundred pages of observations, picks, calls, diatribes, rants, and raves and mine your own nuggets.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON:  The mercury Mewl - The Internet's Favorite Demi-god

 

 

11.15.19     Bought CCR and WELL

Nicely beaten up stocks with solid fundamentals.

 

11.15.19     Taking a Chance on Ephemeral Can Pay off

So, sometimes, does starting your own currency system!

 

https://www.kovels.com/news-news-news/fifty-cent-promissory-note-worth-15-000.html?utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Read+more&utm_campaign=Fifty+Cent+Promissory+Note+Worth+$15,000

 

11.14.19     Turns out When Someone Excels at One Thing

They can often excel at something else.

 

Rod Stewarts train display:

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-50403561

 

11.13.19     Back from Another Break

Some upcoming NorCal Coin Shows:

 

November 16, 2019: Vacaville Coin Show, Vacaville Moose Lodge, VV, CA

December 15, 2019: Sacramento Coin Show, Lion’s Gate Hotel, McClellan, CA

*January 17-18, 2020: Concord Coin Show, Clarion Hotel, Concord, CA

*February 14-15, 2020: Redwood Empire Coin Club Show, Sonoma County Fairgrounds

 

9.16.19     Education System forced students to 'protect' climate change today

Provided cover for increased capital control.

 

Germany passed 'climate protection' today.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/world/europe/germany-climate-protection-merkel.html

 

Climate protection = carbon credits

Carbon credits = ability to purchase

 

Eventually the carbon credits will be yoked onto daily transactions by the masses.

Your carbon credits will be rationed. Once their gone for the month, too bad.

Those with a poor social score (assigned by GoogleFacebookUSgov) will receive a lesser portion, or none at all.

 

9.18.19     Swiss Start to Revolt over 5G Health Concerns

https://news.yahoo.com/health-fears-prompt-swiss-5g-revolt-050428328.html

 

9.15.19     Beyond Chartalism - the Failure of Keynesian Economics

Modern Monetary Theory is neither new, nor modern, nor even a theory.

 

Over a hundred years ago scam artists attempted to replace sound money with government corruption.

It failed then, and will fail again.

 

Though, unfortunately the damage will be worse this time around.

 

The attempt will last longer and screw deeper, proposed by the charlatans and supported by the increasing financial illiterate who have been

intentional dumbed-down by public education as enhanced by increased demand for pain - of both others and themselves.

 

9.3.19     PCGS Certifies a Newly Discovered Gold Coin

Neat story:

 

https://www.pcgs.com/news/PCGS-certifies-previously-unknown-gold-coins?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=newsletter-pcgs-2019sept3&spMailingID=60290590&spUserID=MzYzMzAwODUzMDI1S0&spJobID=1720377458&spReportId=MTcyMDM3NzQ1OAS2

 

8.23.19     Today's Dip in Equities May Provide an Opportunity

Dipped in my toe to three equities that had been on my watch list: GT, MO and WDAY

 

8.20.19     One Thin Dime Sells for $1.32 Million

https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/rare-dime-auction-trnd/index.html

 

Tangible Assets!

 

8.19.19     Sotheby's Screwed Up Auction of Rare Porsche Car

You had one job...

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/automobiles/porsche-type-64-auction.html

 

8.16.19     Anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush

https://www.history.com/topics/westward-expansion/klondike-gold-rush

 

The parks that commemorate this gold rush, both in Seattle and in Alaska, are both worth the trip!

 

https://www.nps.gov/klgo/index.htm

 

8.13.19     Analysis of S&P Performance Under US Presidents

This provides a rather interesting analysis.

 

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/business/stock-market-by-president/index.html

 

The performance peaks and troughs correlate pretty well for three of the four presidents for which data is provided.

Note how at this point in three of the four presidential periods stocks, after an initial nice run-up, provided a choppy running period of time (which served as a bottom in each case).

 

Too bad the analysis doesn't provide more than just four presidents.

 

7.21.19     Safe Deposit Boxes are NOT Safe

Is there no limit to the ways banks screw over the citizenry?

 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/safe-deposit-boxes-arent-safe/ar-AAEyX56?ocid=ientp

 

7.14.19     Oversized Graft and Corruption in Newsome Administration

Head of the Resources Agency - Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources - fired for doing his job: issuing permits.

 

https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-gavin-newsom-oil-fracking-20190712-story.html

 

No firings for multiple regulators holding stock in the companies they regulate - a clear violation of interests. That is par for the course in the Brown

and Newsome administrations!

 

Of course, the article didn't mention that Newsome has made multiple political appointments in other agencies down to the staff level but had left

the Resources Agency completely intact. Absolute shoddy reporting by the LA times, as usual.

 

And not a single remark in the comment section, folks just expect (and desire) fraud, waste and abuse by their government!

 

7.12.19    Yet One More Peer-Reviewed Study Demonstrates Nature, not Man, Drives Climate Change

 

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1907.00165.pdf

 

7.11.19     What is 'Siege Coinage'?

 

Great PCGS article:

 

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6ho9ewj

 

7.5.19     Happy Independence Day - Land of the Free?

In Sacramento County you are not allowed to work on your own car in your own garage.

 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/sacramento-county-says-its-illegal-to-work-on-your-own-car-in-your-own-garage/ar-AADOizD?ocid=ientp

 

5.9 19     Great Story about Found Spanish Coins in Utah

Always love the stories and back storied of ground finds, history is always evolving!

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7009641/Mystery-Spanish-coins-Utah-desert-predate-Columbus-200-years.html

 

5.9.19     Illegal Immigrants Bringing Measles, Chickenpox and other Communicable Diseases into US

= big reason why communicable disease rated continue to climb.

 

http://www.fox5ny.com/news/mexican-officials-find-289-migrants-in-tractor-trailer-rigs

 

5.7.19     Anti-Capitalists Attempting to Shut Down Green Energy Production in California

Economical Lithium deposits may reside in the Panamint Range. Those trying to prevent energy independence are balking at the first exploratory drill holes!@

(while driving around in their lithium-charged prius)

 

Yep, let only the poor brown people mine their resources!

 

https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-death-valley-lithium-mine-california-environment-20190507-story.html

 

4.16.19     Collapse of Notre Dame's Roof - Collapse of France

The collapsing roof perfectly symbolizes the collapse of France under Macron and the EU; a bungle of incompetence as much as design.

 

Notre Dame is a pinnacle of French culture - the white Christian Male - that built and maintained western civilization for centuries.

 

The goal of the international communist - to dismantle western civilization and Christianity - mostly evolves through incompetence thought they occasionally luck out

aided by an exceptionally low informed generation of voters and leaders.

 

The positive sign is the mass riots in the streets by working and lower classes, joined by students, massing against the emasculation of multiculturalism forced by the European Union and inane regulations

such as the carbon tax. Mayhaps the French have finally woken and will preserve their culture and nation. Then again, may have been intentionally set to diffuse the yellow jacket anti-carbon tax protests; another false flag designed to unite the plebes for all the wrong reasons...

 

 

4.12.19     Jack Ma on Work Culture and Alibaba Group

To survive at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA.N) you need to work 12 hours a day, six days a week.

That’s what billionaire Jack Ma demands of his staff at China’s biggest e-commerce platform.

 

Yep, that's why I own that stock; let them work their lives away...

 

4.12.19     US Housing Data look Pretty Good Compared to last year, same month (March).

Only number that went down, as tracked by Mason-McDuffie is the amount realized per house over asking bid.

That is possibly the one metric you'd like to see ease off (as bidding wars sometimes signal bottoms - or in this case -tops)

 

4.12.19     Went Long DWDP, TLT and PLT

 

4.9.19     Back From Vacation

Interesting to see the funds continue to flow from US equities into US bonds and REITS, approaching the outflow rates not seen since 2008/9.

 

3.28.19     WOW Air Ceases Operations

Too bad, thought the provided great service. Glad we used them to travel out of Iceland last March instead of this March!

 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/wow-air-ceases-operations-and-cancels-all-flights-leaving-thousands-stranded-and-angry/ar-BBVkZ2o?ocid=ientp

 

3.27.19     New Green Deal Vote

Not one senator voted for it, can't remember last time a bill came to vote in the senate and didn't receive a single vote...

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/26/green-new-deal-mitch-mcconnell-may-hold-vote-early-week/3269302002/

 

3.27.19     Fire in Saint Louis Karpeles Museum

Fantastic collection of rare paper, visit if you can. Great coverage of the museum and fire by the Post-Dispatch:

 

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/four-alarm-fire-burns-st-louis-museum-that-holds-historic/article_fe75b0d5-b93f-52fb-9136-a556786da9ee.html#6

 

3.26.19     3 month 10 year spread inversion

Last time this happened, 2007, the recession was about 1.5 years out. My estimate is 'they' are planning for major stock reversal and recession starting in Oct 2020.

 

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/treasury-yields-stabilize-in-wake-of-yield-curve-inversion-2019-03-25

 

3.22.19     Southern Poverty Law Center Exposed

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a “highly profitable scam” that “never lived up to the values it espoused,” according to former SPLC staffer Bob Moser.

 

https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/21/southern-poverty-law-center-scam-morris-dees/

 

3.22.19     How, When, Where and Why the Anthropogenic Global Warming Charade Started

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2009/10/edwin-x-berry/how-they-are-turning-off-the-lights-inamerica/

 

3.15.19     California Drought is Over

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-rain-california-drought-conditions-20190314-story.html

 

Yet another global warming conspiracy goes down the drain...

 

3.13.18     Rare US Colonial Pottery Discovery

https://www.kovels.com/news-news-news/more-rare-pottery-found.html?utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=More+Rare+Pottery+Found&utm_campaign=More+Rare+Pottery+Found

 

Beautiful pieces of history!

 

2.22.19     More Global Warming Fraud

https://www.westernjournal.com/media-hysteria-climate-change-heat-records-huge-data-manipulation/

 

2.16.19     On This Date in 1878

Congress passed the Bland-Allison Act requiring minting of silver dollar at Carson City mint.

 

2.15.19     Changed Base Allocation a Bit

Into more bonds, international equities and large cap US equities from small cap US equities.

 

2.15.19     Coin Dealer Report from Long Beach Coin Show

The public attendance was very strong, and customers were purchasing lots of material from the dealers set up at the show. We were very impressed with how active the show was on a wholesale level. The consensus amongst dealers is that the coin market has been strong..." according to westcoastcoinsoregon.

 

2.7.19     Green New Deal

US democrats roll out their dream for socialism...stock market (DOW) immediately crashes 300 points.

 

Simultaneously, Societe Generale notes economic outlook indicator hits bottom

 

“Currently, our U.S. economic newsflow indicator is at levels that count among the 7 percent lowest readings since 1998,”

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-08/u-s-recession-increasingly-credible-to-top-ranked-strategy-team

 

1.26.19     TheCoinMine 2018 Public Trades:

Six for Six on closed trades!

 

Profits of @30%, 4%, 14%, 3.5%, 4% and 4%

 

4 of 6 trades realized those profits in @four weeks or less.

 

May 2019 go so well…

7.11.18 Gold Made my Price Target

Could still go lower, but I like some of the technical's so bought back some of the GLD I sold in May. [Note: GLD @118.4 on 7.11.18; @4.2%]

5.30.18     Looks like Gold is trying to make a 4th wave top here

before selling off again. Buying @1245 later in the summer could pose a nice entry.... [Note: GLD @123 on 5.30.18]

 

3.16.18     Sold SBUX, up @4% right at the price target:

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2.16.18 Bought SBUX for short term trade (sell just under 60?)

 

3.6.18     Sold RIG

Up about 3.5% in two weeks is a worthwhile exit.

2.8.18     Sold Edwards Life Sciences EW

This position up over 14% in 10 months, didn't want to give back any more profit...

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4.28.17     Bought Edwards Life Sciences (EW)

Paid high, hopefully sell higher (should be a longer term trade/hold). Good relative strength on a California firm. Sure, it's expensive (real expensive). But you have to put the money somewhere (and many sectors look expensive right now). Just bought a bunch of coins, maybe buy more?

 

2.8.18     Sold SH (short SPY ETF)

Made over 4% in just a few days on a large position. Expecting the plunge protection team will try to rally equities on this declining volume.

 

1.5.18     Sold MNTR (bought yesterday)

Up almost 30% in one day, hope to buy back cheaper [Note: micro position]

 

1.25.19     Amazing Coincidence - in the Same Week - Both Soros and the Pope Speak out Against Communist Chinese

Obviously a great threat to their new world order AND the people of the world. Glad to see both men flash their teeth and cajoles after espousing years of global socialist drivel.

 

1.24.19     Great Expose Article on the Instagram Culture from Another Brand Desperate to Maintain Complete Control

Burnin Man roasts Fyre:

 

https://journal.burningman.org/2019/01/opinion/serious-stuff/what-burning-man-can-learn-from-the-fyre-festival/

 

1.22.19     Your Dear Leaders Installed - Not Elected

Was fascinating to hear Andrea Mitchell (husband of Greenspan - the ultimate insider politik), on live television (MSNBC, Jan 23, 2019) state that they need to pick a good presidential candidate. Not

that anyone is surprised that Big Spin functions as a democrat political arm, but the fact that NBC is willing to donate live time to Kamala Harris at the expense of several other announced candidates

shows hubris of the worst stripe. Ah well, at least they are relatively ineffective...

 

1.18.19     The Real Cost of Inflation in 10 US Cities

http://www.chapwoodindex.com/

 

1.18.19     Why it Will Take a Disaster to end the 'Government Shutdown'

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/01/capitol-hill-aides-wait-disaster-end-shutdown/580639/

 

Of course it will take a disaster to re-open the government. Most folks remain aghast at how ineffective the government remains. Moreover, more than 800,000 employees are out of work

yet this many people doing nothing does not impact the vast majority of americans. Indeed, nothing seems to have changed, hardly anyone notices what those 800,000 actually do on the job.

Hence, what good are they?

 

A disaster, of the government's making (e.g. terrorism or illness outbreak) will require daddy government to solve the problem = voila! See how important the government is after all...

 

1.17.19     Reversing a 20 Year Decline, the Public Domain is Again Increasing

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/public-domain-back-it-still-needs-defenders

 

1.16.19     This Month makes 40 Years Since the US Established Diplomatic Ties with China

Pretty remarkable, really, how fare relations have come...

 

1.10.19     Rare 1943 Copper Cent, Once Found in Lunchbox

Up for auction is the 'discovery piece' (the first one of the type found)

 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/rare-penny-found-in-boys-lunch-box-could-fetch-dollar2-million-at-auction/ar-BBS0Qre?ocid=ientp

 

1.5.19     PCGS Names New President

http://www.coinnews.net/2018/12/11/collectors-universe-names-brett-charville-as-pcgs-president/

 

1.2.19     Sold DIA

 

12.28.18     Good Article About Using a Calendar for Time Management

 

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-calendars-are-more-effective-than-to-do-lists

 

The next logical step is combining a calendar with a to-do list. For example, here is a running calendar kept in Word:

 

Sun 12.30.18

Go to church

Develop weekly calendar log

Purchase steak and lobster for NYE

4pm Exercise

Write daily accomplishments

7pm Call Parents

 

Sat 12.29.18

Replace stairway tread

Trip to local lumber yard

Purchase angle finder

11am: Take family to movies

Work on website inventory; ship purchases

5pm: Cook for dinner guests

Play cards w family and guests

Write daily accomplishments

 

Fri 12.28.18

6 am Exercise

Develop new code for website

Play Risk with Fam

Date night with wife

Write daily accomplishments

 

After each item is accomplished, I highlight in italic to show completed (rather than erase completely).

This calendar list now becomes a running calendar log of everything completed in a day or week.

 

This written record provides value in a few ways:

  • - firstly it shows where you've been so you know where you are going;

  • - helps keep on track with long term goals; helps time estimating and time management; and

  • - should it ever become unfortunately necessary - proves invaluable documentation in a contractual or legal dispute.

12.17.18     Growing Evidence that Organic Climate Evolution is Good for Major Earth Food Production Regions

2018 First Recorded Year with No EF 4 or EF 5 tornadoes in the US

 

https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/2018-will-be-the-first-year-with-no-violent-13491861.php

 

12.23.18     The Queen James Laments his Poor Lot in Life

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2018/12/21/lebron-james-criticism-nfl-owners-old-white-men-slave-mentality/2395249002/

 

“We been getting that Jewish Money, Everything is kosher,” James wrote on an IG story Saturday afternoon...

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2018/12/24/lebron-james-apologizes-jewish-money-instagram-post/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ba9279d90d87

 

Can you imagine the faux outrage if a non-pc here came out with that jewish 'hate speech?

 

12.24.18     Went Long DIA

 

12.21.18     The Callan Periodic Chart of Investments Showing Asset Class Returns over the Last 20 Years

https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/180208-chart-callan-periodic-table.jpg

 

12.18.8     How Do Chinese Manufacture so Cheaply?

They use slave labor in their concentration camps, housing those with a low social score (dared to speak out against the government).

 

"Chinese internment camp factory sends sportswear to US"

 

https://apnews.com/99016849cddb4b99a048b863b52c28cb

 

Enjoy your iPhone, Nikes, etc.....

 

12.14.18     What Happens When a Group of Educated and Independent  Professionals Examine the Evidence from Tower 7 during 911?

 

They are convinced substantial evidence exists indicating a premeditated demolition:

 

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/12/no_author/9-11-facts-collection/

 

12.11.18     Loaded Some New Morgan Dollars on our Dollar Page

 

12.8.18     World Carbon Tax - The United Nations Wants to Tax You $49 per Gallon of Fuel

You read that right!

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckdevore/2018/12/07/paris-is-burning-over-climate-change-taxes-is-america-next/#15c2e7da632e

 

12.4.18     French Riot Against the Carbon Tax

Good for them!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/france-to-delay-fuel-tax-increase-after-violent-protests-1543925246

 

12.4.18     A Brief History of the Great California Gold Rush

 

https://www.pcgs.com/news/a-brief-history-of-the-great-gold-rush-of-1849?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=newsletter-pcgs-2018nov27&spMailingID=57876882&spUserID=MzYzMzAwODUzMDI1S0&spJobID=1523615217&spReportId=MTUyMzYxNTIxNwS2

 

12.3.18     The Majority of non-citizens in US on Handouts

 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/census-confirms-63-percent-of-non-citizens-on-welfare-4-6-million-households

 

 

11.30.18     TIPS Launch Live from Rome

http://www.bancaditalia.it/media/streaming...htmlpage.language=1

 

ECB launches real-time payments system
 

The European Central Bank has unveiled its response to the rise of digital wallets with the launch of Target Instant Payments Settlement (TIPS), a pan-eurozone instant payments system.

 

11.19.18     Silver Mining Resurgence Ended Early European Dark Ages

"The repeated blows, followed by plague, plunged Europe into economic stagnation that lasted until 640, when another signal in the ice—a spike in airborne lead—marks a resurgence of silver mining, as the team reports in Antiquity this week."

 

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/why-536-was-worst-year-be-alive

 

11.15.18     Iran Reportedly Executes Men for Hoarding Gold Coins

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/iran-executes-men-for-hoarding-gold-coins-amid-currency-crisis/ar-BBPJBkB?ocid=ientp

 

11.14.18     Employment Number

May be starting to roll over:

 

 

11.14.18     Sprott and APMEX Launch Digital Gold

http://news.coinupdate.com/precious-metal-industry-leaders-apmex-and-sprott-launch-onegold-first-online-marketplace-to-securely-buy-sell-and-redeem-digital-gold-and-other-precious-metals/

 

11.14.18     More Climate Fraud

Ocean Warming Study is just one more bad piece of information strewn about...

 

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/environment/sd-me-climate-study-error-20181113-story.html

 

11.10.18     Recent Citibank Fraud Settlements:

 

Paid $6.9 Million for ripping its own employees

https://www.investmentnews.com/article/20180806/FREE/180809960/citigroup-reaches-6-9-million-settlement-in-401-k-lawsuit

 

Paid $100 Million for ripping off customers via LIBOR rigging

https://www.1011now.com/content/news/Nebraska-AG-announces-a-100-Million-multistate-settlement-with-Citibank-485673311.html

 

Paid $97.4 million for money laundering charges

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/business/dealbook/citigroup-settlement-banamex-usa-inquiry.html

 

Paid $5 Million for Robo-call slamming practices

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-trustee-program-reaches-5-million-settlement-citibank-protect-debtors-bankruptcy

 

Paid $700 million for credit card fraud

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurengensler/2015/07/21/citi-cfpb-credit-card-settlement/#1b0a94641713

 

Just the cost of doing business for this criminal cartel.

 

Think of all the times Citibank was not prosecuted because they paid off or threatened Attorneys General, regulators and politicians...

 

11.7.2018     The Purposeful de-industrialization of America

A nation decays and falls from the inside. Once we allowed the domestic enemies to dismantle our industry we lost the ability to provide for our common defense, as well deliberated in this article:

 

https://thesaker.is/the-pentagon-realised-what-it-has-done-the-chinese-put-the-us-army-on-its-knees/

 

Moreover, once the factories are shipped abroad we lost the ability to provide technical training to generations of new workers - those skills are gone and not coming back - leaving an empty shell. 

 

10.15.18     Wired at 25

Wired Magazine celebrates 25 year with conference in San Francisco.

 

https://www.wired.com/story/wired-25th-anniversary-issue/

 

Think of all the developments in technology since I picked up Wired for the first time in 1994....

 

10.12.18     Water Infrastructure and Innovation Act passes US Senate

We hold a very large infrastructure deficit which will take years to overcome:

 

https://www.epa.gov/wifia

 

10.10.18     Baltimore Coin Show in Two Weeks

One of the big shows:

 

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9hydfr9

 

10.9.18     Blockchain Week in San Francisco

https://www.cryptoglobe.com/latest/2018/10/at-blockchain-week-san-francisco-the-cryptocurrency-space-grows-out-of-lambos-guccis/

 

10.5.18     China Makes Spy Chip that Infiltrates American Technology and Products

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies

 

Hey look, China actually invented something of their own rather than stealing intellectual property! (even here, doubtful)

 

What a national inferiority complex...

 

10.3.18     California Water Year

Department of Water Resources puts out a 12meg brochure that mostly talks about weather, not once indicating the statewide precipitation as an annual percentage.

They've fallen so far, the department may not even be able to conduct the math anymore - instead only parroting political talking points. Sad/Dangerous:

 

https://water.ca.gov/-/media/DWR-Website/Web-Pages/News-Releases/Files/Water-Year-2018.pdf?la=en&hash=D3D6B7759B88040BC6A954231490845B5B393B7F

 

9.19.18     Short, yet illuminating, article on counterfeit currency detection:
https://www.pmgnotes.com/news/article/6840/PMG-Counterfeit-Detection-1980-2-Yuan/

 

9.16.18     100 years ago a Twenty Dollar Federal Reserve Note and a Twenty Dollar gold piece

were interchangeable at the bank. You could use either one to buy a new suit, new shoes and a fine meal and cigar.

 

Today you could buy the same with that Twenty Dollar gold piece. The Federal Reserve Note was, and remains, a lie...

 

9.1.18     Live Feed of Burning Man

I used to like watching in person as the sun went down and the lights came on and the animal spirits rose up on Saturday Night. The Bliss of 90s BMs are gone, but still a show worth watching….

 

https://burningman.org/event/live-webcast/

 

Nice to listen to BM Radio as a companion:

http://bmir.org/

 

8.24.18     Abuses at Burning Man

Workers tell all...

 

https://www.salon.com/2018/08/24/exclusive-burning-man-a-utopia-for-guests-can-be-a-hell-for-many-workers/

 

Too bad, used to be a great party before the silicon valley crowd ruined it!

 

8.21.18     Isn't it Great that Facebook is tracking a Social Score for All of Us?

 

Just like communist china - low government score (as established by 24/7 surveillance cameras) equals low ability for you to travel, shop or get into a good school!

 

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/04/24/china-assigns-every-citizen-a-social-credit-score-to-identify-who-is-and-isnt-trustworthy/

 

Fantastic, fb again bringing out the best of us~!

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/7067261/facebook-trust-rating-score-check/

 

8.18.18     The Large Problems at Barrick Gold

 

https://www.blanchardgold.com/market-news/when-a-gold-giant-throws-in-the-towel/?utm_content=gold-giant&sc=4497&utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=market_news

 

It takes articles like these, though several - not just one, to help make a bottom in the market.

 

8.17.18     Bought Novagold

@3.77

 

8.17.2018     Free CGC Comic Book Evaluations, Chicago, Next Weekend

CGC Evaluations at Wizard World Chicago, Two Days Aug 24 and 25

 

8.17.18     NGC Certifies the King of Mint Errors

1943 Copper Cent!

 

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7j9jgcp

 

8.17.18     Gun Money

Why you should never accept base promises (or paper) in lieu of silver or gold

 

Great Story: The Failed Gambit of James II

 

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yc4dbs9u

 

8.16.18     Study Links Pesticides with Autism

https://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/news-releases/study-links-mothers-pesticide-levels-with-autism-in-children

 

8.11.18     San Juan Puerto Rico Complains not enough Money for Hurricane Maria

Donations pile up and rot due to incompetence, greed and theft by government:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/us/puerto-rico-aid.html

 

7.23.18     Cool, Crazy and Unusual things made of Gold:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/moneyphotos/cool-crazy-and-unusual-things-made-of-gold/ss-AAjAwDe?li=BBnbfcP&ocid=mailsignout

 

Gold fever strikes in myriad ways!

 

7.23.18     Alaska Gold Rush - Season Eight

Todd calls it quits -decides to give away gold nuggets as a promotional stunt!

 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/gaming/gold-rush-star-todd-hoffman-is-giving-away-his-gold-to-video-game-players/ar-AAAgFOX?ocid=ientp

 

7.21.18     Gallup Poll of Americans: What is your Satisfaction and What are your Top Concerns

 

Pretty interesting data set. Americans have the highest satisfaction since the depths of the last recession. Also, nobody cares about 'gay rights' or 'climate change':

 

https://news.gallup.com/poll/237392/satisfaction-important-problem-trends.aspx?g_source=link_newsv9&g_campaign=item_237389&g_medium=copy

 

7.21.18     San Francisco a ‘green city’? Har!

SF produces essentially none of its own power or water in the city. Instead it destroyed a native village and damned one of the most beautiful valleys in north america and installed a massive unsustainable infrastructure that requires constant energy, material and water inputs. On the export side: their hazardous waste goes to landfills in the counties where poor dark skinned people live.

 

Summary: Well, summing up the northern California water and energy picture in just a few sites isn’t quite low hanging fruit. For a great historical context on power and water in the western US you might read Cadillac Desert, still the bible on the subject. Well documented and footnoted, one of the major themes is how little water and power are available to major cities in the US, especially LA and SF. That is, water and power are imported from vast distances requiring major investments of time, energy, materials (and lives).

 

https://www.amazon.com/Cadillac-Desert-American-Disappearing-Revised/dp/0140178244

 

"The scale of this book is as staggering as that of Hoover Dam. Beautifully written and meticulously researched, it spans our century-long effort to moisten the arid West. . . . Anyone thinking of moving west of the hundredth meridian should read this book before they call their real estate agent."
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

 

Miwok Village

Yes, despite what the great state and wiki garbage would have you believe, there was a permanent Miwok village flooded by Hetch Hetchy reservoir:

 

https://www.sierracollege.edu/ejournals/jsnhb/v6n1/pierini.html

 

This page produces much information with numerous cites regarding Miwok use of the valley (the name of the valley is based on the original Miwok village) including documentation of inhabitation by Krober as far back as 1925. (The majority of data on the subject is non-published NPS data protected by ARPA and NAGPRA).

 

San Francisco Energy Production

If you want to believe the official state information, there are no operating power plants in San Francisco:

 

Source: Ca Energy Commission

Status: No operating power plants

https://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/sanfrancisco/index.html

 

Of course, the state information is inherently poor.

 

There are, indeed, at lest three power plants in San Francisco of public information:

 

-         - University Of San Francisco Power Plant

-         - Sf State University, Corp Yard Power Plant in San Francisco California

-         - Sunset Reservoir North Basin Power Plant

 

https://www.revolvy.com/topic/Sunset%20Reservoir

Production: 5MW “The 5-megawatt plant more than tripled the city's 2-megawatt solar generation capacity”. LOL

 

Yep, combined SF solar production is still orders of magnitude less [1] than Hetch Hetchy, which provides 17% of SF power [2].

http://www.sfog.us/solar/sfsites.htm [1]

 

San Francisco Solar production total: 8.1 MW

http://sfwater.org/index.aspx?page=403 [2]

 

8.1MW, funny! Hetchy provides over 1.5 BILLION MW a year!

 

John Muir’s last great fight was to stop O’Shaughnessy Dam. He lost when the Raker Act was passed and died of a broken heart just one year later:

 

http://vault.sierraclub.org/ca/hetchhetchy/hetch_hetchy_task_force.html

 

The water situation is even more dire; the city still has no viable alternatives, and the ones cited to allow ever increasing growth aren’t yet built (and likely won't)!:

 

http://sfwater.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=12240

 

7.16.18     The Coming Plague/Meme - Sex Robot Addiction

Any interest going into business with me and start selling a 12 step process?

Maybe sell reservations before we get it fully ‘up’ and running?

 

Plenty of virgin ground here to hoe, and a marginally better than average way to harvest new material...

 

7.13.18     Another Masterpiece Discovered in a Basement

 

https://www.kovels.com/news-news-news/a-masterpiece-discovered-in-a-basement.html?utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Read+more&utm_campaign=A+Masterpiece+Discovered+in+a+Basement!

 

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yahppfda

 

Moral of the story: Know what you have before you throw it away!

 

7.11.18     Gold Made my Price Target

Could still go lower, but I like some of the technical's so bought back some of the GLD I sold in May.

5.30.18     Looks like Gold is trying to make a 4th wave top here

before selling off again. Buying @1245 later in the summer could pose a nice entry....

7.5.18     Facebook Determines that Declaration of Independence is Hate Speech

That, in a nutshell, summarized what facebook is all about (and the true desire of those who want to use 'hate speech' as a means to deny YOUR rights won by birth and blood).

 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/4/facebook-flags-declaration-independence-hate-speec/

 

7.4.18     Back from Vacation

Happy Independence Day to All

 

6.11.18     Sweden tries walking back ‘cashless society’

https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2018/06/11/sweden-tries-to-halt-total-cashlessness-with-lawmaker-proposal

Experiment backfiring…

 

6.6.18     Current Commitment of Traders Report for Commodities

https://www.barchart.com/futures/disaggregated-cot-reports

 

6.5.18     Selling Something You Don't Own

Warren Buffet and the naked put option:

 

https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/smart-money/naked-investment-strategy-helped-warren-buffett-make-millions/

 

6.4.18     Demand for Currency on the Increase in Europe with Iceland Leading the Way

 

https://www.bullionstar.com/blogs/bullionstar/the-future-of-cash-iceland-vs-sweden/

 

Increase in notes trading in Iceland makes a lot of sense. When you visit the Icelandic independence strikes you immediately. Naturally it takes and independent people to jail banking cabal members, as they did after the 2008 debacle.

 

Conversely, eliminating cash provides a tool of tyrants bent on tracking, and then controlling, every one of your financial (and then social) decisions.

 

6.3.18     Someone Sent Along this Banker Apologist Pablum

 

https://www.community-exchange.org/docs/what is money.htm

 

Interesting piece of propaganda. Note the year – 1913. The author served his masters in ‘banking law’ who would soon create the federal reserve and rob the American citizenry of their specie and replace with scrip debt. Mitchell the hack sought to prove his desired point, and still missed the mark.

 

He failed  to cite the bible, the most widely circulating book of the time, with ample applicable monetary references (might one suspect the monetary references in the old testament as apocrypha there is a wide body of substantiating secular corroboration and archeology evidence should one choose to look).

 

As far back as Genesis (23:16) the shekel is defined as a unit of standard silver weight passing as currency amongst honest merchants. By Samuel II (14:26) the royal treasury is already stamping the shekel as the government unit of trade whilst substituting a weight other than what previously traded.

 

Government manipulation of specie goes back thousands of years. Mitchell showed us, if anything, that the governments previous to 1913 were relatively honest compared to the frequent debasement of currency over the past 100 years.

 

Your dime, nickel, quarter, half and dollar all held silver in or after 1913; look at them now…

 

5.30.18     Looks like Gold is trying to make a 4th wave top here

before selling off again. Buying @1245 later in the summer could pose a nice entry....

 

5.29.18     Do the Millennials Really Vote their Dollar on Social Justice?

Lyft has recently garnered 35% of rideshare market. In part, Lyft has captured market share based on a significant series of missteps by Uber, with Uber holding a higher rank for social justice awareness. Pollfish surveyed millennials regarding Lyft vs Uber. 56% of riders with both Lyft and Uber state that they place a higher value on cost vs quality of driver and social justice issues.

 

Starbucks doesn't get it. People want value for their dollar, not a diversity goat show.

 

Even lowly CBS realizes SBUX jumped the shark years ago:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/is-starbucks-losing-its-mojo/

 

SBUX performance, meanwhile: Down for the month, down for the year, has gone nowhere for the past 3 years - this during one of the greatest bull run in US equities. Schultz, the executive chairmain, would rather pose as social justice warrior than deliver shareholder Or customer value.

 

SBUX has topped.

 

5.25.18     The Coming Financial Swindle

 

There is no mathematical equation that will allow America, or many other nations, to pay back the debt we've accrued - 'tis a physical impossibility.

 

The plan, as has been the playbook since the roman times, is to devalue the dollar so it becomes near worthless (hence the debt is 'paid' in worthless scrip) and then substitute with something else. Of course, if you are lucky they'll give you 5 for what you paid ten; though it may be much less favorable.

 

Some folks have written basic articles on the topic.

 

This article talks about the Debt Jubilee, but is mostly a sales  job:

 

https://orders.cloudsna.com/chain?cid=MKT345341&eid=MKT351412&step=start&plcid=PLC032219&SNAID=SAC0001417578&encryptedSnaid=4dkBDK35dn12RPwPW9k9YrIc7Ngxfx4OintWKKfm3ao=&emailjobid=2961977&emailname=3.14%20-%20PSI%20Interview%20to%20Frees%20-%20$49%20B#AST79525

 

This next one contains more reasoning (w/ better figures, graphs, charts, etc) and and a bit less doom, albeit another salesjob:

 

http://www.mauldineconomics.com/frontlinethoughts/train-crash-preview

 

Of course, since both authors are government/money class shills they are simply front running this story as conditioning propaganda. 

 

Neither state the coming mechanisms:

  1. > The government and their lackeys in the press will continue to demonize cash (‘only used by terrorist and tax-dodgers’, etc) and then spread ebola-type viruses, claiming that the virus is spread via cash

  2. > Public clamors for government solution to government caused-problem = rollout of cashless society, first as an ‘option’ so you don’t get the disease

  3. > (There may be an interim step where the greenback is relegated for internal debt and the redback is rolled out for international payments, backed by US mining reserves [as is the current debt])

  4. > When ready (perhaps already is, the real reason DARPA/NSA invented the technology) the electronic debit system will be tied to the blockchain so that from birth every single financial (and socio/political) transaction will be tracked in perpetuity and via central control.

 

5.25.18     Electronic Frontier Foundation wins Supreme Court Case

Protects bloggers and others interested in maintaining online freedom:

 

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/eff-wins-final-victory-over-podcasting-patent

 

5.24.18     Judge Allows Monsanto Lawsuit over Roundup to Continue

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/may/22/monsanto-trial-cancer-weedkiller-roundup-dewayne-johnson

 

MON up for the day.

 

5.24.18     Serious Environmental Consequences from Owning Photovoltaic Plates

http://notrickszone.com/

 

Save some money on electric bill, pay it back when you need to dispose of hazardous waste.

 

And if the cadmium leaks into your soil causing a hazardous substance release?

 

5.24.18     Alexa Records Private Conversation and Forwards 

https://www.kiro7.com/www.kiro7.com/news/local/woman-says-her-amazon-device-recorded-private-conversation-sent-it-out-to-random-contact/755507974

 

The woman in surprised? The Amazon engineer knows full well this wasn't an error. Amazon Alexa records all conversations in the house and provides to Amazon and NSA directly. The only mistake was that the recorded conversation was also sent to one of their contacts (spilling the secret) and that the press had the temerity to publish information damning their electronic overlords.

 

5.22.18     Selling some US Equities here

Raising cash. Sell May and Go Away...

 

5.18.18     Selfish Ledger = Complete Control

"Google’s Selfish Ledger is an unsettling vision of Silicon Valley social engineering"
https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/17/1734425...-video-data-privacy

 

Unsettling vision, ya right. This was the goal all along = Complete Control.

 

DARPA developed the blockchain technology for digital control. One day, in the not too distant future every child born will be assigned their own particular, traceable, unending blockchain. It will track their every financial move until they perish. Technology is already there. Now the social manipulation begins such that the masses eventually yield.

 

5.15.18     Hmm, 10 Year UST over 3% and gold closes on its low for the year.

Another month of May turning point?

 

5.15.18     Lithium Sector breaks out of range...

 

5.10.18     NYSE plans for bitcoin physical delivery!

https://cointelegraph.com/news/nyses-plans-for-physical-delivery-of-bitcoin-pave-way-for-major-crypto-adoption-analysts-say

 

5.8.18     Yet another scientific paper declares: Carbon Dioxide does not cause global warming

 

there is no propensity for CO2 to store heat in a systematic way over time to produce a climate change effect”.

 

http://notrickszone.com/2018/04/05/ex-noaa-climate-scientist-no-role-of-co2-in-any-signi%ef%ac%81cant-change-of-the-earths-climate/#sthash.ToQGpxAx.dpbs

 

Of course, with only 1/3 of us students proficient in math, what chance do they have of understanding as they age, and vote...

 

5.2.18     2/3 of US Public School 8th Graders are not proficient and reading OR Math

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/65-public-school-8th-graders-not-proficient-reading-67-not-proficient

 

Only 5% of Detroit eighth graders were proficient in math!

 

And it certainly isn't a matter of funding, US education is regularly at or near the top in global comparisons:

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-education-spending-tops-global-list-study-shows/

 

Time to dismantle this cesspool...

 

4.26.18     Coin Shows this weekend, maybe one near you?

http://www.coinmine.com/upcoming_coin_shows.htm

 

4.26.18     Oldest Message in a Bottle Found

https://www.kovels.com/news-news-news/oldest-message-in-a-bottle-found.html?utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Read+more&utm_campaign=Message+in+a+Bottle+Found+

 

4.26.18     1854-S Five Dollar Coin thought to be fake, actually an originally worth a Million USD:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5656013/Its-discovery-lifetime-Fake-coin-California-Gold-Rush-actually-worth-MILLIONS.html

 

Only three previously known to exist!

 

Time to check my change again....

 

4.26.18     Back from Vacation

 

3.21.18     Multiple Sclerosis Development in Two Teens After HPV Vaccination

https://www.neurologyadvisor.com/actrims-2018/pediatric-multiple-sclerosis-hpv-vaccine-gardasil/article/741559/

Will be interesting to see about MS. Courts have already paid out settlements for Gardasil (HPV vaccine) victims who suffered central nervous disorders such as seizures, paralysis and Guillain-Barré Syndrome in addition to blindness, pancreatitis, speech problems, short term memory loss and Neuromyelitis Optica.

This is all supposed to be publically available information (though it often takes multiple Freedom of Information Act requests). The damages are reported by the US Food and Drug Administration Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. Sometimes individual law firms will also release verdicts from National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and Vaccine Court rulings. There are hundreds of backlogged cases -in addition to MS other plaintiffs make a strong case for uterine cancer.

Yah, so long as the kickbacks keep flowing force it on 9 year old girls…

 

3.19.18     Why the US Post Office has so many Nefarious Enemies:

https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-push-for-privatization-the-war-on-americas-post-office/5632562

3.19.18     Facebook caught misusing data, shares slide over 6%. FB executives use twitter to explain their ignorance.

And in In today’s feed – FB asks to use my face recognition id data – but only for good things dontchyaknow! Love it…

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/18/us/cambridge-analytica-facebook-privacy-data.html

 

3.19.18     Bitcoin Soars $1000 Off The Lows After G-20 Rejects Crypto Crackdown
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-18/bitcoin-soars-1000-lows-after-g-20-rejects-crypto-crackdown

 

3.16.18     Picture of a 2000 Year Old Italian Tile Floor

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8n9uu6d

Fantastico! Ah, time's rich texture...

 

3.16.18     Sold SBUX, up @4% right at the price target:

 

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2.16.18 Bought SBUX for short term trade (sell just under 60?)

3.15.18     'Tis Raining Gold!

(Gold bars fall off plane)

https://sputniknews.com/russia/201803151062561367-yakutsk-plane-bars-gold/

 

 

3.9.18     Pentagon, *Again*, Cannot Account for 1Billion USD

Yep, $345 Million can just disappear, and be used against you!

 

https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2018/02/mil-180205-sputnik02.htm

 

Even worse, look at the date - Feb 5th. Not that any main stream news were reporting the constant stream of criminal fraud emanating from the Pentagon, but a few independent newsies were picking up the story. So, to squash that news cycle the school shooting was implemented a few days later.

 

Remember the date of the largest fraud exposure at the Pentagon? Sept 10, 2011 Rumsfeld states that 2.3 Trillion was unaccounted for. Well, you remember what happened the next day to bury that story (and yet magically increase defense spending and fraud/waste/abut boated and uninterrupted!)

 

3.6.18     Sold RIG

Up about 3.5% in two weeks is a worthwhile exit.

 

2.19.17     Why School Shootings are Useful:

 

2.16.18   Bought:

SBUX for short term trade (sell just under 60?)

GE @15.12 swing trade

Bought (RIG) swing trade

Bought SNH for dividend, will be interesting to see how this one plays out...

 

2.16.18     On this Day in Financial History

In 1878 Congress passed the Bland-Allison Act which authorized new minting of silver coins to again circulate as specie (precious metal currency).

 

Now you know why the first Morgan Dollars are dated 1878

 

Here is a fantastic background piece on the economic conditions in teh 1870s-1890s:

 

https://analyseeconomique.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/the-1873-1879-great-depression-and-the-1879-1896-gold-standard-period-a-so-horrible-deflation/

 

2.13.18     More Realities of Starting Process, baby steps, Long Before a Mine Ever Processes Earth

 

Even if you file patent, even if you pay large sums for exploration, even if you pay even larger sums to determine if the project is feasible, and then walk the cultural/political gauntlet of ‘environmental compliance and social justice’ leading to a bankable feasible study (which shows the project could, maybe, produce a profit), the chances of building a mine are quite low.

In fact, the world gold council states that:

 

"The likelihood of a gold discovery leading to a mine being developed is very low, with less than 0.1% of prospected sites leading to a productive mine." Read more on the life cycle of a gold mine here: http://spr.ly/6010D3zhg

 

https://www.gold.org/about-gold/gold-supply/how-gold-is-mined

 

The world gold council actually produces facts regarding the gold mining industry, not the political tripe manufactured by the Wilderness Society.

 

The saddest element of the story is that so few folks even have a basic understanding of production, business or economics that wilderness society and other propaganda arms can spew such drivel, which is copied verbatim on other links/pages/outlets, with nary a fact check, much less insertion of process, business or mining reality.

 

2.11.18     Wilderness Society and Their Minions spread lies about the Mining Act of 1872

In fact, in their shameless fundraising blather they didn't even make the effort to name the actual law, much less the restrictions on filing any type of claim. Specious claims that mining magnates would destroy the land for a few dollars an acre. Guess they never looked into the environmental costs of mining in the US, yar!

 

Actual fact, nobody has applied for mining claim on this uneconomic land since the feds were forced to return:

 

http://www.standard.net/Business/2018/02/07/Bears-Ears-mining-rush-falls-flat-as-no-one-bothers-to-show-up.html

 

2.9.18     Retail and the 5oz cup of coffee

I get my 12 oz cup of coffee at starbucks for 50cents, I’d say, about 80% of the time.

(Though most my coffee is home grown).

 

Present a dollar and they get 50cents too. ‘Save a cup’ discount and they net tip 60 cents.

 

Sometimes I must pay the full rate $2.05 – but not usually.

 

You get what you bargain for. If you’re friendly the retail prices is but one seldom option.

Biz is personal.

 

2.9.18     SF Bay Coin show tomorrow and Sun - entry coupon:

 

https://nebula.wsimg.com/524a5cfac4b8f765972ef2fdcb407282?AccessKeyId=918353B79019D349BC76&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

2.9.18     Old train story

When I was a kid there were a couple older blokes that ran a 1:20 train and trestle. Could fit the kids, no adults. The train would loop a couple ovals and we tykes loved it.

Was actually the original train and trestle, as I learned later on, that served the local (defunct) gravel mine on the big river connecting to the old state highway. Great place to grow up.

Maybe that was the genesis of a soft spot for those who keep the old ways and stories alive…

 

2.8.18     Sold Edwards Life Sciences EW

This position up over 14% in 10 months, didn't want to give back any more profit...

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4.28.17     Bought Edwards Life Sciences (EW)

Paid high, hopefully sell higher (should be a longer term trade/hold). Good relative strength on a California firm. Sure, it's expensive (real expensive). But you have to put the money somewhere (and many sectors look expensive right now). Just bought a bunch of coins, maybe buy more?

2.8.18     Sold SH (short SPY ETF)

Made over 4% in just a few days on a large position. Expecting the plunge protection team will try to rally equities on this declining volume. Stay vigilant, may need to get back in quickly...

 

2.8.18     Rest in Peace John Barlow

Great lyricist and a founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), one of the few organizations protecting online freedom and security. Maybe consider a small donation?

 

Your work lives on.

 

"Fare thee well now, let your life proceed by it's own design.
Nothing to tell now, let the words be yours, I'm done with mine"

 

2.4.18     Hope the Superbowl Indicator is wrong

(which states a NFC win is bad for the US Dow Jones performance)

 

Or it could be a steep decline for US equity markets...

 

2.2.18     Ugly Day in the Market

Almost all sectors and asset classes.

 

Forced too buy a positioning SH (Short the S and P 500) - first time I've shorted the general equities in almost 3 years!

 

Hope it turns a long term loss.

 

Maybe the superbowl indicator will let us know!

 

(The January indicator- as the market goes in January it shall go the rest of the year - was positive).

 

 

1.26.18     California’s wealthiest 1 percent pay 48 percent of the state’s income tax

 

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article195405279.html#storylink=cpy

 

1.21.2018     The Poor and Uneducated suffer Mental Health Disorders over global warming propaganda

 

http://www.climatedepot.com/2018/01/20/study-concern-over-climate-change-linked-to-depression-anxiety-restless-nights-feelings-of-loneliness-and-lethargy/

 

Old playbook - distract the lower classes so they don't rebel against the real enemies keeping them down...

 

1.20.18     PR Nightmare - Catholic Bishop Distances himself from Pope who defends pedophiles

That's right children - sayeth the pope - if you don't have proof you were molested by the nice priest than STFU.

(Only the priests have the proof, still on their computer and shared amongst the bishops).

 

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/01/20/cardinal-malley-speaks-out-against-pope-comment-sex-abuse-victims-chile/QoT3LunUSDUUgFQvrp2UjL/story.html

 

And the good clergy struggle to keep open empty churches as reasonable folk fail to support the pedophile-supporting vatican!

 

The Pope has better things to do than make right for institutionalized child abuse - he's busy fighting 'climate change' by forcing the carbon tax (modern day plenary indulgences) down our throat.

 

1.16.18     Goldfield, Nevada - International Car Forest of the Last Church

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/international-car-forest-of-the-last-church

 

Along the lines of Carhenge in Alliance Nebraska and the Department of Mutant Vehicles in Black Rock City, Nv

 

1.9.17    DOI and FBI Railroaded Bundy Family Twice

and twice they were set free. The Judge excoriates the prosecution for criminal behavior:

 

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2018/01/cliven_bundy_standoff_case_thr.html

 

1.5.18     Sold MNTR (bought yesterday)

Up almost 30% in one day, hope to buy back cheaper

 

1.4.18     Watching the Marijuana Market Crater and Crytp0 Stock Gyration Today

Buying opportunity if you have the stomach for the very high risk. Putting some of last years earnings into some speculations; went long TRTC, MNTR, GBLX and MCOA in the MJ sector; BLKCF, CINGF and BTCS in the crypto sector.

 

1.4.18     Top Weird Things that Sold in 2017

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y88xh47r

 

Well, not sure those were the tops as the weirdest probably didn't appear in the press. But, as the article displays yet again, there's a market for practically anything - find your niche!

 

12.31.17     CoinMine 2017 Public Trades:

Seven for Seven!

 

Profits of @2.7%, 6.5%, 14%, 2.6%, 3.5%, 6% and 1%

 

5 of 7 trades realized those profits in @two weeks or less.

 

May 2018 go so well…

 

12.31.17     Gold up 13.7% for the Year

 

12.29.17     Sold Euro

     10.10.17     Went Long Euro

Always thought trading currency was more difficult than stocks. Glad to exit this position with a win.

 

12.29.17     Sold GLD

Short term trade went according to plan, up @2.7% in 5 working days

 

12.21.17     Bought GLD for a short term trade

 

12.16.17     Yesterday the VIX (Volatility Index) Closed Down 10%

Pretty amazing...

 

12.13.17     Rest in Peace Pat DiNizio

(the Smithereens)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHYkYYikewU

 

12.7.17     Judge does what he is Paid to Do:

Support the leviathan tax authority above all!

Demands CoinBase provide data to IRS

 

https://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/how-much-does/irs-wants-info-bitcoin-exchange-coinbase-14000-members/

 

Simple really, distort the law (never meant to protect YOU) to define anyone making a profit in crytpocurrencies as a tax dodge = Tax State wins again!

 

12.7.17     Because Sea Levels are not Rising

Climategate fraudsters fake the date to convince themselves sea level is actually happening:

 

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41748-017-0020-z

 

Yet another damning illustration of climate fraud...

 

11.28.17     Sold  (GT)

Another nice pop today makes @6.5% gain in 10 days - yes sir may I have another!

That outfit Guggenheim lowered their rating at 52 week lows - either they are 1) criminally inept, or 2) just criminal (buying while telling you to sell)

 

11.28.17     With the rise in Cyrptocurrencies

We've been getting a lot of interest in buying our domain. Fascinating to interact with those who want an even bigger slice of the pie.

 

11.17.17     Really enjoy watching the parasite class in Hollywood and Washington DC turn on each other

Once we citizens on Main Street stopped willingly serving as their hosts, the viruses had no choice but to cannibalize their own!

 

11.17.17    Sold MNK

Up over 14% in less than that many days, take it when you make it!

 

11.8.17     Bought Goodyear (GT)

Looks like sales volume is petering out...

 

11.8.17     Bought MNK

Speculative buy (funny to say on a mid cap biopharm). No previous position, may be time to start scaling back into this sector...

 

11.4.17    More Fraud by Red Cross

Seems like every time there is a disaster, a few months later one can read about the Red Cross mis-managing funds meant for victims.

 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/red-cross-dollar6-million-for-ebola-fight-stolen-through-fraud/ar-AAuqJfP?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=ientp

 

Try the Salvation Army, much better track record.

 

10.29.17     Secured Automated Lending Technology

https://www.saltlending.com/

 

Somebody will eventually figure out how to build derivatives off the crytpo currencies. Salt may have just done that...

 

10.28.17     Lake Resources Seeks to Unlock S. America Lithium Triangle

https://smallcaps.com.au/lake-resources-drilling-lithium-triangle/

 

Will be interesting to see just how much Lithium is actually down there....

 

10.28.17     Gold Bullion Coin Specifications

http://www.onlygold.com/Info/Gold-Coin-Specifications.asp

 

10.28.17     Develop up to a 40 Year Price of Gold Chart in Various Currencies:

https://www.gold.org/data/gold-price

 

10.28.17     Oceans Continue to Cool

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/10/28/inconvenient-oceans-continue-to-cool/

 

10.27.17     Haynesville Shale Production Continues Upward Trend

Now at a three year high:

 

https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=33512

 

10.20.17     Holabird Americana Auction Underway

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Monday, October 23

http://holabirdamericana.com/

 

10.20.17     LiteCoin Continues its Run

https://www.worldcoinindex.com/coin/litecoin

 

10.20.17     Infographic: Why the War on Drugs has Failed

http://www.oceanrecoverycentre.com/drugs/why-the-war-on-drugs-has-failed/

 

10.20.17     How to Make a Folding Coin Knife

Hope Santa's brings me one (wonder what TSA thinks of it!)

 

How to Make a Coin Knife

 

10.13.17     Last Year Greenland Experiences Record Increase in Sea Ice

http://beta.dmi.dk/uploads/tx_dmidatastore/webservice/b/m/s/d/e/accumulatedsmb.png

 

10.13.17     Penguins Die on Antarctica - Too Much Growing Ice

Anthropogenic warming models fail again - Antarctica has yet another year of increasing ice

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/

 

10.13.17     NASA Models Predicting Rising Sea Levels Fails

Sea levels drop for second year in a row

https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/sea-level/

 

10.10.17     Went Long Euro

 

10.9.17     Added some New Pendants and Flat Pins on our Token Inventory Page

 

10.6.17     Upcoming (western US) Coin Shows next two quarters:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.6.17     Upcoming Coin Shows this Weekend

show listings provided by CoinZip.com

 

10.5.17     IRS Impressed by Criminal Activity at Equifax

 

Awards a sole-source contract for good work (fraud)!

 

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/04/irs-defends-equifax-contract-243473

 

10.5.17     Clark Howard, the financial friend to many, provides good credit freeze directions:

 

http://clark.com/personal-finance-credit/credit-freeze-and-thaw-guide/

 

Don't forget filing credit freeze and Innovis and ChexSystems - there aren't just three credit bureaus...

 

If you want to get more proactive on managing your credit file, here are three sources that might provide you some assistance (though buyer beware) -

 

Civic

CreditKarma

CreditSesame

 

9.29.17     In addition to that Mona Lisa sketch an original Reubens painting was recently ‘discovered’:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/yb5wgcs7

 

9.28.17 This one should have received more play

The end of farm labor

https://www.wired.com/story/why-john-deere-just-spent-dollar305-million-on-a-lettuce-farming-robot/

 

Think of the mass exodus of migrant farm workers from the labor pool, and the resultant social impacts...

 

The monsanto roundup bots will come after (possibly using lasers) the J. Deere lettuce bots


and you thought blade runner deserved a sequel!

 

9.8.17     FCC Chairman Visiting Silicon Valley

Discussing ways to impose new regulations on electronic freedom of speech

 

Might you consider support of the Electronic Frontier Foundation in their efforts protecting your digital rights?

 

https://supporters.eff.org/civicrm/mailing/view?reset=1&id=2407

 

9.8.17     China to ban Local Crypto Currency Exchanges?

That's what the degenerate propaganda network Reuters wants the plebes to believe!

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bitcoin-china/bitcoin-tumbles-on-report-china-to-shutter-digital-currency-exchanges-idUSKCN1BJ1US

 

Thing is, the majority of Bitcoin has been flowing through Chinese pools for quite some time:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/business/dealbook/bitcoin-china.html

 

You think China wants that control to go to the US?

Or, you think this is a play to generate even greater control of the cyrpto currency flow?

 

You decide, I've already formed a thesis....

 

9.8.17     Equifax sells credit portfolio on 143 Million Americans

Insiders than promptly sell their stock (public information).

 

Bet they shorted it too!

 

Too big to jail = third world legal system

 

9.8.17     More deflation - look at the 10 year T-Bill yield fall

Even the Fed is giving up on their primary predictive tool - the Phillips Curve:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-24/phillips-curve-doesn-t-help-forecast-inflation-fed-study-finds

 

That's ok, Blue Oyster Cult said 'don't fear the reaper'

 mercury says don't fear deflation - gain from it!

 

In fact, Mauldin host Charles Gave provides some thought-provoking analysis on Japan's recent apparent awakening from a multi-decade deflation slump, coming through even stronger on the other side:

http://www.mauldineconomics.com/outsidethebox/irving-fisher-and-japan

 

Japan has, indeed, been able to grow corporate equity - firms are flush with cash.

 

On the other hand US Corporations are saddled with an inordinate debt load. Here is the fed's estimate of such:

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/BCNSDODNS

 

And that data is two years old, the problem was grown. Difficult to even get this information without paying for it; how many times have you seen the issue discussed by your 'leaders'?

 

Forget growing (debt) to prosperity - Japan showed austerity works.

 

Believe it or live it...

 

9.6.17     Younger Generation does not want their Parent's 'stuff'

 

This is deflationary:

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/goodwill-overrun-stuff-millennials-gen-151400853.html

 

9.1.17     ‘The News’ suggests you might get brain cancer from your drinking water.

 

Rather than develop a story based on investigation, research and fact-checking, ‘the news’ (Turner Broadcasting/Time Warner) will viral up any half-baked fantasy concocted by the least-informed elements of society wafting on social networks like five-day old fish.

 

“It used to be that reporters would research the facts,” Duffie said. “Now all they have to do is flip on social media and if it looks like something is getting traction, they take that chat and run with it." 

 

https://www.awwa.org/publications/connections/connections-story/articleid/4767/social-media-and-tv-news-suggest-link-between-his-utilitys-water-and-brain-cancer-heres-what-he-did.aspx

 

8.31.17     SEC changes broker dealer settlement requirements:

https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2017-68-0

 

8.31.17     A very short history of semi-recent US currency:

http://www.silverdoctors.com/gold/gold-news/just-when-you-thought-the-fort-knox-gold-story-was-over-bam/

 

8.25.17     Not surprising the USS McCain brings pain and death, just as the name sake.

Even more interesting, now that the story has been officially denied guess we know that Russia has shared the focused EMP scalar technology with china. That what, 4 ships in the past 5 months? 

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/25/navy-operations-chief-says-theres-no-evidence-cybe/

The US Navy has killed more of its own sailors this year than died in combat throughout the world.

 

8.24.17     US Incomes Rise for First Time since 2007

Amazingly pathetic.

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/an-end-to-stagnation-american-incomes-jump-5-2-percent/?ftag=MSFd61514f

 

And explains why 80% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck (and those are the 80 million who haven't permanently stopped looking for a job):

 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/the-new-american-way-of-life-living-paycheck-to-paycheck/ar-AAqCDW1?ocid=ientp

 

8.22.17     How do markets perform following a solar eclipse? Pretty well, typically…

http://www.businessinsider.com/solar-eclipse-2017-how-stocks-have-done-historically-2017-8

 

8.8.17     Someone sent along a Jim Rickards article, and asked for my opinion:

Here was my reply:

Conclusions? I only see a handful of vague prophesies – nothing specific enough to merit attention much less action. Without a timeline his predictions are worthless. Sure, it will all collapse. Rome and every superpower since also collapsed, but it took centuries. Rickards has been a US equities bear and gold bull for four solid years – wrong the entire time, an amazing opportunity cost. Just another fear mongerer cashing in on hype.

1. Cash? Ok, which currency? Rickards has also stated that the US Government (and others) want to outlaw cash (which is true). So, what is the purpose of cash? In other words, cash in only a means to an end, not the means itself.

2. Gold/Silver? He has been wrong on this trade for 4 years. Wrong time of the business/economic/credit cycle.

3. Museum quality collectibles? Sure, always nice to have something like that. And who exactly will pick it out for you to ensure it isn’t fake?

4. Land? Land w/o water rights or contaminated land is worse than worthless, it is a liability. Cash flow single family homes? Multifamily units? REITs? TICs? Any the other  42,000 ways to invest? Sure, all good – but what, where, when and with who?

He gets terrible reviews from folks that fell for his hype letters:

http://www.reviewopedia.com/jim-rickards-reviews

Bottom line, all terribly vague writing that is, at best, a crap shoot.

Better to buy/sell on a tactical basis in line with your longer term goals imho.

8.6.17     Not Only US and Euro fake Climate Data

Australia has also been 'cooking the books'...

http://www.climatedepot.com/2017/08/04/temperatures-plunge-after-australias-bureau-of-meteorology-orders-fix/

 

7.29.17     Interesting Website

https://www.academia.edu/8186544/Absolute_Proof_of_Time_Travel_-_The_Stranger

 

Wonder how much time she spent on that!

 

7.27.17     Sold Low @near 77

Take the quick (3-day) wins, not every win comes easy, if they come at all...

 

7.25.17     Bought LOW yesterday @74

 Money coming back in, but you never know…

 

7.25.17     Sold EW @117

 Looks like insiders know numbers won’t be pretty.

Worked out anyway, up a bit over 6% on this one…

---

[4.28.17 - Bought (EW)]

 

7.12.17 Sold SPY Trade Position
Not much meet on the bone (~1%) but the bird in the hand is better than the two in the bush (and they've been acting kinda funny)
 

6.29.17     Flattening Yield Curve/Decline in Price of Crude

Will be interesting to see where the Fed will attempt to create inflation to justify their desire to raise the funds rate.

 

6.29.17     Went Long SPY

Hoping for a short term scalp trade...

 

6.29.17     Make Sure Your Prove Who You Are to the Almighty State

Henry Ross Photographing For Identification Cards, Jewish Administration, Department Of Statistics. 1940.

 

6.27.17     Google Guilty - Record Anti-Trust Penalty

 

When you lose an anti-trust case, and you are in the business of public trust, what - exactly- do you have left?

 

Influence peddling!

 

Sure, Google cheats and serves propaganda instead of unbiased information; but at least now you know!

 

 

5.19.17     Autonomous Cars

Why is the corporate industrial conglomerate and government pushing so hard for this one? By some estimates there will be 300,000 jobs lost when cars and trucks drive themselves!

You can always answer a question by this answer: will the ‘solution’ empower you, or someone else?

5.15.17     We Added a New Militaria Page with Some Great Inventory

Check it out:

http://coinmine.com/Inventory/Militaria/militaria.htm

 

5.5.17     May the 4th Be With You

and always will as pocket change...

 

Pretty Kiwi Coins in the Star Wars motif-

 

https://blog.collectors.com/2017/05/may-the-coins-be-with-you/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=marketingemai&utm_campaign=email-collectors-com-newsletter-2017may5-starwars

 

http://preview.tinyurl.com/k2ptvnt

 

5.5.17     Puerto Rico Goes Bankrupt

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/03/news/economy/puerto-rico-wants-to-file-for-bankruptcy/index.html

Who’s next? My bet is Illinois. Here’s a picture of Cairo Illinois, one of the more scenic areas of the state and better run municipalities (note: abandoned, empty and as of yesterday - partially flooded with warnings of potential levee collapse):

 

 

5.4.17     S&P 500 Earnings up 15% First Quarter 2017

This on top of year over year growth of 20% last year.

Something to consider when evaluation SnP valuations…

https://ycharts.com/indicators/sp_500_eps

 

 

5.1.17     Predatory Facebook Targets Emotionally Weak Children

All in a bid for further control.

 

http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/leaked-document-reveals-facebook-conducted-research-to-target-emotionally-vulnerable-and-insecure-youth/news-story/d256f850be6b1c8a21aec6e32dae16fd

 

And live stream broadcasts of rapes and murders replaces bread and circuses...

 

4.28.17     Check your pocket change, that penny could be worth 85k!

Yeah right. Interesting how mainstream media always portrays rare coins, and coin collecting in general, akin to playing the lottery. It isn't. Lottery is blind luck. Coin collecting is a hobby or investment, as depending how much time and effort you put into it, the financial results vary accordingly. Not like main stream media accepts the fact life it what you put into it...

 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/tunedin/check-your-piggy-bank-rare-pennies-could-be-worth-dollar85000/vi-BBArSRY?ocid=mailsignout

 

4.28.17     Bought Edwards Life Sciences (EW)

Paid high, hopefully sell higher (should be a longer term trade/hold). Good relative strength on a California firm. Sure, it's expensive (real expensive). But you have to put the money somewhere (and many sectors look expensive right now). Just bought a bunch of coins, maybe buy more?

 

4.22.17     Climate Change

Has been going on for at least 600 years as established by the geologic record (and has been relatively mild by comparison for throughout the last several thousand years):

 

4.19.17     Schwab Liquidates two Bond Funds

http://www.reuters.com/article/brief-schwab-to-liquidate-two-funds-idUSFWN1HR0Q6?feedType=RSS

 

Wonder what they know?

 

4.17.17 Woman's Saves Her Church by Donating Rare Coin

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/rare-gold-coin-becomes-a-lifesaver-for-church-looking-to-expand/ar-BBzWFzI?OCID=ansmsnnews11

 

Guess it's still true, Gold is God's money...

 

4.16.17     Great Ca/Nv American Water Works Association Conference

 

We’ve had great, abundant, clean, safe and cheap water in this country for decades; time to start paying some bills to keep it that way…

 

4.7.17     How the Big Three Credit Score Firms Calculate your Credit Score

(more or less)

35% Credit History

30% Utilization

15% Length of Time/Age of Account

10% Type of Credit Cards you have

10% Recent Increases in credit/limits

4.5.17     MSN wants you to spot ‘fake money’, and then spends eight pages of clickbait defending FRNs.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/dont-fall-for-fools-gold-how-to-spot-fake-money/ar-BBz96y8?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout#page=1

I would offer you this, instead:

“Money is Gold and Nothing Else” – JP Morgan, Testimony to Congress December 1912

 

4.4.17     Richmond Fed Chief Lacker admits leaks, resigns

(whose lackey was lacker?):

 

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/04/richmond-fed-president-lacker-says-he-was-source-of-medley-leak-announces-immediate-resignation.html

 

4.2.17     Pogue Collection Auction - Record Breaking

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/04/01/record-breaking-coin-auction-fetches-106-7-million.html

 

3.10.17     Coin Shows This Weekend

http://www.coinzip.com/

 

Though around here, given the nice weather, estate sale season starts to bloom. Just bought a large box of stuff, now going to find out what's in it...

 

3.10.17     Record Prices Realized for Comics at Auction    

 

https://www.cgccomics.com/news/viewarticle.aspx?NewsletterNewsArticleID=4051

 

Tangible Goods and Vintage Paper - get yours now!

 

3.10.17     Neat Article on Some Beautiful US Currency Designs

http://tinyurl.com/h5fm9ml

https://blog.collectors.com/2017/02/collecting-u-s-currency-great-designs-part-1-large-size-silver-certificates/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=marketingemail&utm&utm_campaign=email-collectors-com-newsletter-2017march10-currency

 

3.9.10     Friend Deposited Check, US Bankcorps

Couple months later they discovered bank never credited account for the check deposit.  Writer of the check had to go to their bank and order a copy. Copy showed, indeed, that the check was cashed - but the endorsement stamp was so faint as to read illegible.

 

Had the friend not lucked out and find the original deposit slop in the to-be-shredded pile the bank would have kept the money.

 

Wonder how many times a hear the banksters pull that scam for small amounts and the plebes never even know!?!

 

tl;dr - keep your checking deposit slips!

 

3.8.17     Sure, CIA is Spying on You through your Devices

Most folks with iphones realize that facebook is listening all the time and turning your speech into search results; there are many threads about this topic on the web.

 

What really interested us this morning was that Amazon picked up part of our conversation via laptop microphone and turned it into a search result - we are sure of this (and no, we don't have alexa et. al). Have seen no other mention of this anywhere...         

 

3.2.2017     Price of Bitcoin Reached Parity with Price of Gold Today

And a lot more people own gold than bitcoin...

 

3.2.17     Marissa Mayer Stripped of Bonus

Dang, she ran Yahoo into the ground. Nothing but fraud and deceit, and she still get's paid!

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/02/518089196/yahoo-ceo-marissa-mayer-loses-bonus-and-stock-award-over-security-breach

 

Gotta admit, providing government doublespeak propaganda sure pays the bills....

 

2.24.17     2017 first time since 1987 Dow logged 12 higher high closings in a row...

Streak ended today!

 

http://www.toledoblade.com/Stock-Market/2017/02/27/12-in-a-row-Dow-matches-longest-streak-of-records-ever.html

 

2.24.17     Upcoming Heritage Fine Silver Art Auction

 

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z4b33fy

 

2.24.17     Mayhaps a Reason for Record Collectible Prices including premier Coins, Sports Cards and Comics

 

Here's a musing:

 

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zxzkcyz

 

source - https://blog.collectors.com/2017/02/the-feds-role-in-skyrocketing-collectible-values/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=marketingemail&utm_campaign=email-collectors-com-newsletter-2017feb24-values

 

tldr: blame the fed

 

2.24.17     Upcoming Coin Shows this Weekend

The market has showed more strength this year to date...

 

http://www.coinzip.com/

 

2.23.17     Lightening up some US Equity Positions Here

First time raising cash since December/Jan 2015 (lucky timing then!

Last couple weeks of February typically show an equity pullback (though often a good buying point for nice March/April time fame)

This run up in equities may be losing a bit of steam

Always a good time to harvest a rich equity profit   

2.23.17     Interesting – Stratfor looking for forum manager

https://www.stratfor.com/about/careers

 

 

2.18.17     Occasionally Worth Looking at the Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns

to track the return of the various asset classes over a period of time.

 

Below is a Callan chart for nine asset classes ranked between the years 1993 and 2012.

 

This chart I provide here tracks just five asset classes (stocks are grouped rather than split), and the period of performance is longer - 1972-2015, showing how many times each asset class came in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th:

 

 

  REIT Gold Stocks Bonds Cash (USD$)
Rank 1 17 12 7 6 1
Rank 2 7 7 13 11 6
Rank 3 7 6 9 11 10
Rank 4 5 3 7 12 16
Rank 5 8 15 8 4 9

We can see that over that 33 year performance period a few trends:

* Cash generally performs poorer than the other four asset classes

* Stocks and Bonds tend to perform neither the best nor the worst over the years, but tend to perform in the middle of the pack.

* Gold and REITs tend to either perform very well, or very poorly

* REITS in particular tend to outperform the other market classes

Hence, making investment sector choices - heavily weighting one over another - will provide for a better than average return (so long as you generally pick right!)

Image result for Callan Periodic Table Asset Class Returns 2016

 

 

2.14.17     FEDS Refuse to Support a Safe Oroville Dam Overflow

 

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/12/oroville-dam-feds-and-state-officials-ignored-warnings-12-years-ago/

Just as the FED EPA failed to act on Flint Drinking water despite their requirement to do so, just as FED EPA poisoned  a pristine river in Colorado etc., on and on, ad nauseum….

 

2.12.17     Forced evacuation of 160k downstream of tallest dam in the US

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/officials-order-evacuation-of-residents-near-california-dam/ar-AAmRa81?OCID=ansmsnnews11

Any shocks to California’s water system – the bedrock infrastructure in this 6th largest world economy that supports all other state industries – is something to watch…

2.3.17     Editor-in-chief of the Silicon Valley Business Journal sues Yahoo for discrimination

Not only does Missy Mayer have a documented track record of illegal hiring discrimination, she has a track record of destroying what was once a prominent brand and business.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/06/yahoo-ceo-marissa-mayer-led-illegal-purge-of-male-employees-lawsuit-charges/?obref=obinsite

 

2.2.17     Man finds incredible sketches by a master (really!) in his inherited collection, what dreams are made of: http://tinyurl.com/jpxo8gr

 

2.2.17     Study – children with Autism Spectrum Disorder have higher levels of mercury

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11011-016-9870-6

 

1.18.17     China to Ban Ivory Trade by end 2017

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j2npbcr

 

Going to become increasingly difficult to make a market for this type of material...

 

1.15.17     Moody's Criminal Action in Credit Rating Fraud Helped Blow the Housing Bubble

They agree to a pittance fine less than a billion dollars for their part destroying hundreds of thousands of american family lives, intentionally separating them from their homes.

 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/moodys-pays-dollar864-million-to-settle-with-us-over-pre-crisis-ratings/ar-AAlQKxA?OCID=ansmsnnews11

 

Warren Buffet the greatest inside trading scammer of all time, holds more Moody's shares than anyone.

He has the gall to say 'Golly, I had no idea they were shady" nyuk nyuk!

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/03/business/03rating.html

 

1.14.17     EPA Poisons Pristine River and then Claims they don't need to make things right

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/gold-king-mine-spill-colorado-rivers-epa-claims/

 

Of course they can't make it right.  But, if you dig an illegal ditch on your property they'll send agents with guns to ruin your life:

http://www.mintpressnews.com/epa-sends-armed-officers-to-storm-alaska-gold-mine/168457/

 

1.13.17     Famous Inverted Jenny comes to Auction Block

Sold for a cool six figures.

 

https://blog.collectors.com/2017/01/674/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=marketingemail&utm_campaign=email-collectors-com-newsletter-2017jan13

 

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jfr4y5w

 

Really enjoyed the image that tied together all the various stamps to recreated the original sheet...

 

1.13.17     Lady Liberty is a Beautiful Black Woman in 2017 US Liberty Coin

http://www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/2016/09/high-relief-gold-coin-for-mint-225th-anniversary.all.html

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jv33jk8

 

Would be interesting to find the original female model for the design.

 

Also curious how many of these are going to sell...

 

1.8.17     The Glass Penny

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/f32b73db-abd0-31da-883b-8f6ec78c8d68/one-of-a-kind-wwii-era-glass.html

 

1.5.17     Treasure hunting villagers ignored police to dig up over 500kg of Qing dynasty coins

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/05/treasure-hunting-villagers-dig-500kg-qing-dynasty-coins-near/

 

Bit of a strange tale. Around here if you ignore the police they arrest you. Or sometimes they mace and body slam you then arrest you.

 

Also - the pensioners and children were looting an archeology site. Where were the young men. Oh yea - THEY were the police officers letting their family loot the site because a) The families are desperately poor after 60 years of communist rule and, therefore b) no respect for the government 'law'.

 

Poor story for the chicom authorities...

 

1.4.17     Researchers found master hub and dies for 1964 Morgan Dollar

http://tinyurl.com/hvujkd5

 

http://www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/2016/12/1964-morgan-dollars-may-have-been-struck-by-mint.html?utm_content=buffer2d92f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=contentlinks#

 

There was no way they were going to let Kennedy keep the US on honest money...

 

1.4.17     Lithium Roundup

Tesla begins battery production at Reno plant:

https://www.tesla.com/blog/battery-cell-production-begins-gigafactory

 

International Lithium drilling in Ireland

https://investorintel.com/sectors/cleantech/cleantech-intel/international-lithium-battery-grade-global-material-producer-ganfeng-advantage/

 

Australian Producer Neo Metals:

http://www.neometals.com.au/lithium.php

 

Critical Elements Exploring in Quebec

http://www.cecorp.ca/en/

 

Nevada Energy Metals is Exploring in Nevada:

https://nevadaenergymetals.com/

 

Production in the US is primarily in Texas or Nevada.

I've posted much on the Nevada sources/companies/pictures/secnarios especially Western Lithium, now:

ACDF LITHIUM AMERS CORP NEW COM

 

You can read more by ctrl-F through my 2012-2014 blog where I posted a bunch on the Nv lithium situation...

 

http://coinmine.com/BLOG/2014_BLOG_Archive.htm

 

1.4.17     PCGS Coin Forum Rolls Out New Format

https://forums.collectors.com/categories/u-s-coin-forum

 

1.4.17     Krause announces their Coin of the Year Winners

Some real beauties...

 

http://www.numismaticnews.net/article/coin-years-10-winners

 

1.3.17     Purchase Price Index up 9 of last 10 months

...against a background of a stronger dollar. Rather impressive. Trade has led the way, which provides some slack for tariff threats both real and imagined.

 

1.2.17     Great Bechtel Album of Confederate Notes offered by Heritage:

https://currency.ha.com/itm/confederate-notes/1861-issues/original-bechtel-album-for-confederate-notes-with-many-rarities/a/3551-20471.s?ctrack=1374728&type=featured-2--currency--close-3551--tem010217

 

1.2.17     Anybody think we're due for a boring year?

convicted-in-french-negligence-trial/ar-AAlKk4f?OCID=ansmsnnews11

Too bad they never prosecute for the real crimes…

 

 

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