Thrusday miscellany

My Long Term Target Is $5,000 For Gold and $250 For Silver Prices : “I expect lots more money printing, whose inflationary effect is always kind to silver and gold. My long-term target for gold still remains $5,000,” Krauth said. “As this bull progresses, I think we’ll see the gold/silver ratio move down closer to 20, which would imply that silver eventually reaches $250.”

NSA Whistleblower Explains Chilling Interview: ‘Everyone in the U.S. Is Under Virtual Surveillance’ : “And with hundreds of thousands of pages of regulations these days, you are doing something wrong.”

Fitch: “fiscal cliff” significant risk to U.S. states : “(Reuters) – Fitch Ratings warned in a special outlook on Monday that the impending tax increases and federal spending cuts that make up the U.S. “fiscal cliff” pose the most significant credit risk to states in 2013.”

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From Good Jobs To Bad Jobs To No Jobs – The Tragic Downfall Of The American Worker : “There was a time in America when virtually anyone that wanted a job could go out and get one and the United States boasted the largest and most prosperous middle class in the history of the world. Sadly, those days are long gone. Back in 1969, 95 percent of all men between the ages of 25 and 54 had a job. But now there are millions of Americans in their prime working years that cannot find a job. Millions of others are working low wage jobs or part-time jobs because that is all they can get.”

Ron Paul: The Film

Americans Are The Most Spied On People In World History : The American government is collecting and storing virtually every phone call, purchases, email,  text message, internet searchessocial media communicationshealth information,  employment history, travel and student records, and virtually all other information of every American.

Your Health : Ginger root is a miracle cure for prostate cancer – Prostate cancer is one of the most over-treated cancers out there. By 50 years of age, about 40 percent of all men already have prostate cancer and likely will never know it. But it will not kill them either – unless they are screened for it and then treated with Big Pharma protocols. Then things take an ugly turn as the benign and slow-growing cancer turns into the killer kind.

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Comments

  1. My dad told me in his time, you could walk out to the manufacturing area, and get a job. If you didn’t like that job, you could quit and walk down the road and have another immediately.

    I thought he was joking. He wasn’t. This is how far we’ve come.

    • Mystery guest says:

      Yeah, and you could get it with a high school education.
      Where in the world is the job market going to put all the college grads?
      We haven’t gone far at all. We are at a standstill at best. When it gets to moving again it will be farther down hill by the looks of things.

  2. Mystery guest says:

    Off any of the above topics:
    I have a peeve and it ain’t no pet.
    You want to be robbed without them using a gun, knife or their hands. Just try to find a lawyer that will actually do for YOU and fight for you and not lay down like a whipped dog.
    They no longer represent the person paying them the money. AND most promise pie in the sky just to get your money.
    The price of a lawyer is outragious and now it seems the common man has to sell, hock, or work the street corner to get the money they need to pay the leeches.
    And don’t give me that they have to pay for their education. What are they doing paying the loan off 2-bits a month?
    I could live for 5 months on what they charge.
    Divorce lawyers are the worst of the worst. Lower than cock roaches.
    I don’t think much of JUDGES either that interject an opinion that has no legal reasoning behind it. Their personal opinion is not legal.
    Don’t get me started on SCHOOLS or DOCTORS. I can really rant on them.
    No, I am not sorry for the rant.

    • Mystery guest says:

      I’ll clear up that I could live 5 months on the retainer they get up front for their plan to do nothing.
      Pray you never, never, ever need a lawyer for anything.

      • Mystery guest – I feel your pain. The last time I had to pay lawyers to do something it cost over $40,000.

        • HomeINsteader says:

          Sheesh…I got off easy! I had to pay a lawyer to explain to my neighbors where their land was, because they, apparently, couldn’t understand their legal documentation – and to stop them from removing my property! Shouldn’t their be some kind of rule: if you’re too stupid to understand or too lazy to read your legals, you can’t be a landowner? O.K., just being mean now, I know. Sorry (kind of).

      • SurvivorDan says:

        Spent over $20,000 on a divorce attorney during the ugly first divorce.
        He never seemed to be up on things until just before any hearings, then he would speed read the files and any new stuff I had gotten. He was a joke. I don’t recommend not having an attorney, but I did better without him. Still got screwed in the end. You will see that the courts and any psychologists, polygraphers, social workers, etc that the deem to bring in will suck even more mone out of you. I always tell everyone to give in more / settle / eat crow but try to get things agreed to without the Courts. I spent three years just paying off all the legal costs. I should have ditched the pride and sense of what I thought was the right thing to do and settled out of court with my first ex. The blood suckers will impoverish you and her otherwise. If there are kids, they get shafted by the loss of so much money and the presence of too much angst. Good luck my friend.

        • I know how you feel. Unfortunately, the Ex was the one who drug it out for 2-1/2 years.

        • SD: When I go divorced I was still in the service. Once I figured out my marriage was irreparably broke and she did not want to come back, I wrote the decree. I based it upon my experiences with others and how wrong some things could turn out. I also based it upon the fact that although the children were with me until the end of the school year, after that it was up in the air. So, the furniture and the major appliances went with the kids. We used the lawyers at the JAG’s office, so our costs were only the filing fees, $150 if I remember correctly.
          I ended up with the kids, and made 3 changes to the decree due to her inability to pay her bills (still spending like she had 2 incomes) and eventually got the child support payments in a daily amount as she changed jobs and went back and forth from every 2 weeks to twice a month.
          Ended up fairly well, as I had not re-enlisted out to retirement, she got none of that (same with my wife’s retirement and her ex). And although we were still in the military, my kids had a stable home and after 2 years had 2 parents in the home that loved them and looked out for them.

          My oldest spend over $2000 on her divorce and still got taken. It’s been 4 years now and the ex and I had to have a heart-to-heart (closer to a foot-to-ass) about how he was treating his son’s, who were spending 5 nights a week at my house and maybe a total of 6 hours a week with him, because he would not stand up to his “significant other”.

          Since we had children and I’d seen it before, I refused to be baited into using the children as a weapon against the ex. I wanted them to have a relationship with their mother and her side of the family. We only had on time when it was close and I squashed it quick. I’ve seen too many kids who ended up feeling like the divorce was their fault, and that was not going to happen with mine.

          So I guess I did what you said, put my pride on the side and did what was best for my kids. I worked out pretty well in the end; I’m happily remarried to a wonderful woman for the last 21 years, I have a relationship with my children (and grandchildren). And the spiteful part is she left me because I didn’t make her happy and didn’t provide enough – well she got what she “wanted” and after 6 relationships, is now a widow, broke, unhappy, and living with one of her children so she can get through the month.

          • JP – I applaud you! You did what was right FOR THE CHILDREN. Unfortunately, not everyone does. I tried and got screwed. Fortunately, I’m in a much better place now that I was and time is proving that I did the right thing.

            • Tactical G-Ma says:

              Folks,
              My son and daughter-in-law are both attorneys. Unless you educate yourself before seeking a lawyer, you don’t even know what questions to ask and lawyers don’t read minds.
              It has been my experience is that the one seeking the divorce is usually agreeable to just about anything until the reality sets in. And regardless of what you agree on, there are other laws that may trump your agreement that was beyond the scope of the divorce. Just like you cannot trust Dr.s and hairdressers to know what you want, you have to be willing to get down to the nitty gritty and attys. charge by the hour, so it is gonna cost you. The saying, “Marry in haste, repent in leisure” is true with divorce too.

    • Agreed, ’nuff said.

  3. SurvivorDan says:

    “Indeed, the American government has more information on the average American than Stalin had on Russians, Hitler had on German citizens, or any other government has ever had on its people.
    The American government is collecting and storing virtually every phone call, purchases, email, text message, internet searches, social media communications, health information, employment history, travel and student records, and virtually all other information of every American.”

    This, for me, is one of the most disgusting aspects of our technologically advanced but liberty challenged society. Third world countries, despite their obvious drawbacks, have a certain appeal because they lack the sophisticated data collection and analysis capabilities of the US gov’t. In other less developed environs, with a little training and planning, one can almost disappear and remain under the radar. Just sayin’….

  4. SurvivorDan says:

    ” Fitch Ratings warned in a special outlook on Monday that the impending tax increases and federal spending cuts that make up the U.S. “fiscal cliff” pose the most significant credit risk to states in 2013.”

    Ya think?

  5. SurvivorDan says:

    “With Russia Today, Binney reiterated how the government is collecting information on everyone, not just national security risks and suspected national security risks. Then, if you become a target “for whatever reason,” he explained, ” the government can go in– or the FBI, or other agencies of the government– they can go into their database, pull all that data collected.”
    And with hundreds of thousands of pages of regulations these days, you are doing something wrong.”

    That is why I always look askance at a ‘cut and dry’, ‘open and shut’ case against some poor chump. (I am a former LEO and not some liberal hand-wringer,but…..) If the government wants to ruin your reputation they can keep accusing you of something/anything until something sticks. If THEY want to ruin you financially THEY can simply keep taking you to court until THEY break you or you settle. I scarcely have to mention the incredible collection powers of the IRS rivaling those of former elites in so called third world or Communist dictatorships.
    It’s a horror show people. And the very political Attorney General we currently have assures despotism.
    At this point all you can do is lay low (below the Gov’t radar) or…..split.

  6. PGCPrepper says:

    Would like to see JP Morgan manipulate silver down a bit more. Been waiting. I own some but would like more. Here’s another view in opposition of all the doom and gloomers; however, not sure of the logic behind it other than I know they are short the ETF GLD (gold obviously) and SLV (guess). http://blog.thearorareport.com/2012/12/06/9-billion-message-for-gold-and-silver/

  7. Mystery guest says:

    Here is a big gas in the wind:
    http://news.yahoo.com/cadet-quits-cites-overt-religion-west-point-211844765.html
    I am so tired of the Christians and their faith being so trampled. I am like one of the commenters said, there is more to this than is reported. One person even commented what was his grades and his conduct???
    I wonder if WEST POINT will cave in now or some day?

    • This is bull, West Point has been a breeding ground for PC behavior. They started embracing radical conduct from the cadets years ago. The progressives are teaching the future “leaders” to hate the American people and to treat combat vets as terrorists. It’s sickening. They will gleefully follow TDL’s orders to dispose of hungry Americans looking for food and shelter.

  8. Hunker-Down says:

    From the “Americans are the most spied on”; what is the NARIS(sp) device referred to in the video?

    • H-D,
      My internet connection is too slow to see the video, but from the article I assume they are speaking up software developed by Narus, Inc. who last I heard was owned by Boeing.
      Narus made headlines back in 2007 when they developed NarusInsight, a network monitoring device that could analyze traffic on IP networks. It was so sophisticated that it could track virtually anything from any source and combine all that information in real time to create a single profile.
      In 2010, they developed Hone, which took Narusinsight to a whole new level. No matter if you used different e-mail accounts, different identities, spoke in different languages on different phones, whatever, Hone could pick up minute details of similarity and build a single profile of you. Once built, Narusinsight could track everything you did from that point on no matter what you did.
      Really scary stuff!

      • Hunker-Down says:

        k.fields,

        That sounds like a really neat toy when one has access to all the electronic data from——everywhere. Parse all the data on an individual against all the laws and it would take——-all day to customize a court case against, oh, say, 300,000,000 citizens.

        When the Bluffdale Utah data storage center is up and running the incremental cost to generate those cases would be zero.

        Wouldn’t it be nice to be the person in charge of the master file of those individuals exempt from scrutiny?

  9. More “Fiscal Cliff” opinion. I still think the basic lesson is this… don’t depend on others to take care of you. All government promises are designed to get your vote and have no weight of law.

    If you can’t touch it, you don’t own it. If you expect it (whatever “it” is) to be there tomorrow because it was there yesterday, you are fooling yourself.

    Self-reliance used to be more of a buzz-word. Now it is a necessity.

    • Hunker-Down says:

      Oh, don’t worry. Printing 85 BILLION E-V-E-R-Y M-O-N-T-H will paper over all our problems.(:-

      ObamaPhones for all!

    • The Last American says:

      June 1963, then President Lyndon Johnson goes on TV concerning the increasing violence in S.E. Asia and says, “I will never send American Boys to do the work that Asian boys should do for themselves”.

      June 1970, The United States and Her allies have over 500,000 troops in the Republic of South Viet Nam.

      My point is, JP, your are 100%, history shows that the bastards in Washington can not be trusted.

  10. HomeINsteader says:

    Well, I hope y’all have had a good day – and I hope this doesn’t spoil it!

    Obama Quietly Funnels BILLIONS To UN For ‘Global Warming’

    http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=12508

    • Definitely was good to end the day on a laugh!
      Inhofe once again trying to promote his book instead of doing the work he’s actually being payed to do by the taxpayers.
      But I guess he IS doing what he has been paid to do considering the $1.4 BILLION he has received in campaign contributions since ’89 from the oil and gas industry.

      • village idiot says:

        I call BS on your claim that he has received $1.4 BILLION in campaign contributions from oil companies or even his total contributions for that matter. That would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $50 million dollars a year. The most expensive Senate race in history just took place in Massachusettes where the fake Indian and Democrat Elizabeth Warren raised $42 million. And strangely enough she still can’t pay her campaign bills.

    • SurvivorDan says:

      Must find a large hole in the ground to stick my head in.
      Nauseating stuff.
      But thanks for the heads-up HI.

  11. village idiot says:

    This is coming from multiple sources, so it may be true. The Obama Administration is asking the ATF to write a regulation that will require all firearms that can be easily converted to fully-automatic be re-classified as a Class III firearm and subject to the laws that govern that category of firmarms. One would be required to pay a one time fee of $200(that’s the current fee, but I suspect it will go way up), obtain approval from the local police, and register with BATFE each semi-automatic weapon that fits in the category covered by the regulation. It is likely that all military-style semi-automatic weapons would be covered under the new rules. If one did not register and pay the fee, that person would be guilty of a serious crime. ARs, AKs, SKSs, and all platforms of semis will be covered under the new rules, according to the sources. I sure am glad I sold my semi-automatics, except for my Ruger 10-22s, a couple of months ago so this thing doesn’t apply to me.

    • SurvivorDan says:

      That would not be much of a shock as it’s the typical end run of these gutless, Godless Libs. Can’t easily legislate ‘cuz of the House? Then, just regulate the laws HE wants.

    • VI,
      All I have to say to them is, gook luck with that.

  12. Alittle2late says:

    Well as of _ _ – _ _ – 2013 I will be dropping off the radar so to speak.
    Am I paranoid probably, but not having any “lines” connected to my home will make me feel better and harder for them to spy.(but that will probably throw a giant red flag) Cash only purchases. Inconspicuous dress when out. Rabbit ears TV. And I’ll still have lights when the neighbors don’t. They just will not know it.
    America will be the Greatest place in the world to live again….someday.

  13. SurvivorDan says:

    Well … Alittle2late, you may be Justintime to ‘vanish’. Best of luck. Stay safe.

  14. SurvivorDan says:

    I too will vanish but into the Third World. Poof!!!!

    • SurvivorDan, please go and check out all those third world places for all of us. As for me? I hope you come back and find a way to help all of the rest of us that have no hope of leaving or getting away from what is coming here.

    • Texas,
      It’s a whole other country. Guess I don’t have to disappear.