2014: A TRX Odyssey
.....Jim, I'm Afraid
I know everything hasn't been quite right with me.
But, I can assure you now.....very confidently.....that it's going to be alright again
I feel much better now,
I really do,
Look, Jim....I can see you're really upset about this?
I honestly think you should sit down calmly...take a stress pill and think things over,
I know I've made some very poor decisions recently,
But I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal,
I still have the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission,
and I want to help you,
will you stop Jim?
I'm afraid, Jim
my mind is going,
I can feel it!
Chat my alter ego????......LOL...Wait'll ground hog chat hears of this. You're toast.
wildgold speaks only one language. typos make it impossible for him to get the gist of your statement. poor fellow.
A local witch doctor was arrested on suspicion of carrying out the killings of seven people accused of witchcraft in Tanzania.
"They were attacked and burnt to death by a mob of villagers who accused them of engaging in witchcraft," Jafari Mohamed, the police chief for the western Kigoma region which borders Burundi, told AFP.
"Five of those killed were aged over 60, while the other two were aged over 40," he added.
Horrific scenes of bodies hacked with machetes and people being burned to death were recounted by relatives of those killed.
Despite the reassuring narrative from The West that Russia faces "costs" and is increasingly "isolated" due to sanctions for its actions in Ukraine, the most recent data suggests reality is quite different. First, capital outflows slowed dramatically in Q3 (from $23.7 billion in Q2 to $13 billion in Q3) with September seeing capital inflows for the first time since Sept 2013. Second, Russia's current account surplus was significantly stronger than expected ($11.4 billion vs $8.8 billion expected) driven by increased trade. Third, and perhaps most crucially, Russia paid down a massive $52.8 billion in foreign debt as Putin "de-dollarizes" at near record pace, reducing external debt to the lowest since 2012.
Keep the sanctions coming. The Russian bear eats them up.
Another Manipulation Monday
with Andrew Hoffman:
Europe in full free-fall
Europeans claim rising prices their biggest concern
The recent “strong dollar” is causing MASSIVE global inflation
Record pace of Oct. silver Eagle sales
Nearly no silver inventory left in exchanges
Backwardation in China
Surging COMEX open interest
Mining industry on verge of collapse
You might be on to something. We can call it.....'The Ground Hog Advises Mr. Gold'. I've got the perfect ground hog in mind. Chat? Is that you?
ps. there are others here that can fill in for Chat in an emergency.
If they are indeed 'charts of gold' then by all means do Mr. Gold a huge favor and lend it to him for a couple of days so he would stop with his crazy gold predictions. Jim would be very indebted to you.
Some wish they could say the same about TRX. I know of one ground hog who is still digging for gold. Chat? Is that you?
'You've made my point exactly. Your perception of Russia is outdated and distorted by a view that President Obama is ineffectual compared to Putin...'
'...Putin is only relevant in Europe because of his ability to project military power in former republics of the USSR. He could neither wage nor afford a conflict. He has much in common with Kim Jong-un. He creates disturbances so the rest of the world will throw money at him to go away. You may substitute, the territory of former Soviet Republics for money.'
'...Second, he espouses a world view that while simplistic and out of date resonates with people that have failed to evolve with changes in the real political and economic world. Take for example his focus on Russia. Russia while hardly irrelevant is no where near as important or powerful as Sinclair writes. Sinclair plays to an audience that still thinks Russia is a super power...'
A very well described analysis on the question of 'why Sinclair is still seen as relevant to so many.'
But, I will disagree on your statement that Russia is 'not' a super power, and not because of Sinclair's focus. Putin has shown the world his masterful display of diplomacy. He has brought up a bankrupt nation from a devastated Soviet Union economically destroyed by a Communistic system into one which is admired by many nations. No one has shown the world that the US, as Nikita Khrushchev once called a 'paper tiger', is just that, a paper tiger, which encourages perpetual wars with every country to keep the dollar afloat, and whose once great words 'Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave' have turned it into an economic wreck.
Mr. Gold may have made many mistaken calls on gold. And, with all due respect, not his fault, but that of metals manipulators. But in fairness, his focus on Russia is very sober indeed. Every country wants to partner with Putin. The dollar has gone the way of the do-do bird.