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  • 80 to 85% of electronic products were discarded in landfills or incinerators, which can release certain toxics into the air.
    E-waste represents 2% of America's trash in landfills, but it equals 70% of overall toxic waste. The extreme amount of lead in electronics alone causes damage in the central and peripheral nervous systems, the blood and the kidneys.
    20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide every year.
    Cell phones and other electronic items contain high amounts of precious metals like gold or silver. Americans dump phones containing over $60 million in gold/silver every year.
    Only 12.5% of e-waste is currently recycled.
    Tackle a campaign to make the world suck less.

    For every 1 million cell phones that are recycled, 35,274 lbs of copper, 772 lbs of silver, 75 lbs of gold, and 33 lbs of palladium can be recovered.
    Recycling 1 million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 U.S. homes in a year.
    E-waste is still the fastest growing municipal waste stream in America, according to the EPA.
    A large number of what is labeled as "e-waste" is actually not waste at all, but rather whole electronic equipment or parts that are readily marketable for reuse or can be recycled for materials recovery.
    It takes 539 lbs of fossil fuel, 48 lbs of chemicals, and 1.5 tons of water to manufacture one computer and monitor.
    Electronic items that are considered to be hazardous include, but are not limited to:Televisions and computer monitors that contain cathode ray tubes, LCD desktop monitors, LCD televisions, Plasma televisions, Portable DVD players with LCD screens.

  • idealcarpentry idealcarpentry 3 hours ago Flag

    But according to shorts there is a endless supply of silver... In fact its right next to the yellow brick road leading to OZ...

  • idealcarpentry idealcarpentry 4 hours ago Flag

    Yes it is because thanks to them the price is CHEAP.... Do you really think this can last forever ? And the simple fact is todays silver investors are taking out 1/3 of all the worlds supplies of silver yearly... Let me say that AGAIN... 1/3 of all worlds supply yearly... Yet silver investors represent a VERY SMALL Percent of the worlds population... Those that are playing this game will lose in the end in a very big way... OR WILL THEY ? Perhaps they are doing the same thing as we silver stackers are doing ... Buying up in bits and pieces knowing that one day the fiats will have a huge problem and the ETFs they know can let collapse with ERO punishments ... Case in point MFGLOBAL Ring a bell ? I still suggest for all people not to go CRAZY but to continue to buy on a monthly basis real metals only.. Perhaps when we see a bit more nails get banged into the coffin before going CRAZY Buying... Only use money you can do without for a while and that way you have no worries... But in the end silver is going to go way past 50 and never look back...

  • idealcarpentry idealcarpentry 4 hours ago Flag

    BINGO BABY... So what should you be doing ? Perhaps the same thing all the other countries are doing...

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    Anyone else see the news about the Fed ?

    by idealcarpentry Mar 29, 2015 6:20 AM
    idealcarpentry idealcarpentry Mar 29, 2015 2:31 PM Flag

    Hows the saying go ? You reap what you sow ... Sucky part is you and I will still get hit by all the fall out... I sure as hell didn't live my life wrong. Over extended . Being a bully. Sometimes I feel as if I was the fool... Perhaps I should have lived like every other Tom #$%$ and Harry... SPEND SPEND SPEND . Over Extend . Never care about tomorrow and HURRAY FOR ME AND FROCK the next guy... But NOOOO , LOL I was taught right and some how developed a conscience ...Dammit , For years I have been drilling holes in my head sos not to care and change my evil ways. LOL So far I still haven't found the right spot to release my from my ways... I better hurry up and find it because I am running out of spots to drill. LOL My new nick name is mister swiss... When the wind blows my head whistles : ) If I could go back in time and right at that very moment when I was taught to work hard and make sacrifices to get ahead sos to have a better life for myself I would put some ear plugs in my ears or slap the person / persons telling me all that BS... LMFAO... OK Im done Biatching... Time for me to go back to work ON A SUNDAY just so I can move ahead another Milli Meter... Oh my aching back

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    More about Chinese Banking...

    by idealcarpentry Mar 29, 2015 6:18 AM
    idealcarpentry idealcarpentry Mar 29, 2015 2:19 PM Flag

    Ouch and DOUBLE Ouch on both of those replies... Jeenyes , I think you are spot on .. They don't care to Chits about whats good for us but they do pretend they do ... Always in the name of God . Much less God now and more about DEMOCRACY... As if thats working so well here.

    Skarry , I think you are WAY OFF ... I think it will escalate even more then ever before... Worse is it just might be here in america... It seems all countries are gearing up for fight over land and commodities... And big stage is getting set up for BIG BATLE GROUNDS... Thats just my thought about what I am seeing and how I interpret things... Hope I am wrong and you are right...

    Either way the Dollars days are seriously numbered...

  • Being screwed and can't possible raise rates ? 6 years already at Zero interest rates and hasn't produced enough real growth.. Oh my....

  • idealcarpentry by idealcarpentry Mar 29, 2015 6:18 AM Flag

    Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank
    Associated Press
    10 hours ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Sunday that it would join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that has emerged as a potential challenge to United States influence in a part of the world where the Obama administration has tried to forge stronger ties.

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    Australia gives conditional support to China-proposed bank Associated Press
    US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank Associated Press
    Australia PM says to decide on China-backed bank membership soon Reuters
    The U.S. has expressed concern the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIIB, will allow looser lending standards for financial transparency, the environment and labor rights. The U.S. also worries the new bank will undercut the World Bank, where the U.S. has the most clout, and the Asian Development Bank, where it is the second-largest shareholder after Japan.

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Treasurer Joe Hockey said in a joint statement that the government will sign a memorandum of understanding that will allow Australia to participate as a prospective founding member in negotiations to set up the bank.

    "Good progress has been made on the bank's design, governance and transparency over the past few months, but we still have issues that we will address through ongoing consultations," the statement said.

    "Key matters to be resolved before Australia considers joining the AIIB include the bank's board of directors having authority over key investment decisions, and that no one country control the bank," it added.

    Beijing has pledged to put up most of the initial $50 billion in capital for the bank, which is expected to be set up by year's end. It is intended to help finance co

  • idealcarpentry by idealcarpentry Mar 29, 2015 6:10 AM Flag

    SolarCity says it will hire 300 new employees in sales department... I guess they expect to grow the business even further in 2015 and 2016...

  • idealcarpentry by idealcarpentry Mar 28, 2015 11:46 AM Flag

    SRSRocco: “What Happened to Ammo Will Happen to Gold & Silver!!”
    Posted on March 27, 2015 by The Doc 5 Comments 2,190 views
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    Podcast: Play in new window | Download

    Expert PM analyst Steve St. Angelo (SRSRocco) joins the show this week discussing:

    How long can the bankers manipulate the price of gold & silver? Can it continue another decade or two?
    Steve explains why the price of silver is poised to rise EXPONENTIALLY
    Steve explains why When the Light Bulb goes on (for global investors), you’re going to see see a MAD RUSH into precious metals, and crazy prices!
    With the oil price cut in half over the past 6 months, is Peak Oil a Myth of the past, or is it closer than ever- and what are the implications for gold & silver?
    Steve believes the numbers indicate that Silver investors are becoming complacent in 2015- the time to buy insurance is BEFORE your house burns down and its TOO LATE!
    We’re going to see convulsions in the market- by 2020 the world will be a totally different place, and it will be difficult to obtain physical precious metals!
    “What happened to Ammo will happen to Gold & Silver!”
    The SD Weekly Metals & Markets With The Doc, Eric Dubin, & SRSRocco is below:

    Continue reading →

    He thinks we have about 5 years before all hell breaks lose... I tend to agree with this. Monthly purchasing will insure that you have a very good avg price before things go CRAZY... My plan is to increase purchasing the closer we get to 2020 of both gold and silver.

  • idealcarpentry idealcarpentry Mar 27, 2015 4:14 PM Flag

    Question ? How many contracts were they able to cover the last drop ? As far as the slv shorts it seems they didn't cover a single share and added only 84 k shares as it went back up.... Personally I believe the actual volume here in SLV is VERY LOW... Probably much like what PSLV shows in volume... Like you said , the HFT scam programing is in full effect ... Just how much longer can that continue is anyones guess but I think the first sign to see that its caving in will be hearing about mine closure ... That and huge loses and cash getting burned from all miners...

  • idealcarpentry idealcarpentry Mar 27, 2015 3:19 PM Flag

    Two things for you Mrs queen or mr king. : ) Or is it MR queen or Mrs King ? LOL Not that there is anything wrong with that ....

    { What TV show was that quote from and win a prize }

    First take out 50 k shares of xlv and then go look at the inventory numbers... See if the fund actually increased their holdings in real silver.

    Second , Who do you think is shorting these Millions of shares of xlv ? You / Me ... Brokers will love to take your money and take the opposite side of the trade and do whatever it takes to push you out at a lose...

    Third , I mine as well give you one more ... After you take out those 50 thousand shares go ahead and request your real silver and get back to us and tell us how it went... LMFAO ... Some of the worst complaints I have ever heard from people buying real silver came from buying from I think it was North west prudential ..Or some other company. The people waited months before getting their silver... I bet that will be nothing compared to what you will deal with from JP #$%$ ... So good luck to you and have at it...

    PS... Like Skarry said MFGlobal .. Perhaps you should seek out and find one or two of those investors and talk to them and see how things worked out with that event... AKA Obamas BUDDY ran the fund.. OOPS

  • idealcarpentry by idealcarpentry Mar 27, 2015 3:08 PM Flag

    I look at silver much like I look at what transpired in the housing market here in S.F. Ca. Land here is scarce and 25 years ago if you bought anything and everything you could and held onto it for that time frame you would have experience some big jumps along the way... I had a 1 bedroom house that I bought for 150k and now its worth 750 k ... Even though during the coarse of those 25 years we had some ups and downs it always held higher values or achieved higher values not to far in the future. The reason being is no land space and high demand.

    Silver is in much the same situation... We have very little supply to feed 7.2 BILLION People and the demand for silver is growing... Not just in industrial need but in investment demand as well. Yet our supplies are very limited... No matter what others will try and tell you. Cost of mining are most likely at its minimum cost to mine and from this point looking forward can only grow in cost. So I am buying more then before and simply have no problems sitting on it and waiting for the next price bump... Silver has been suppressed for so long I think what we will experience will be price bumps of larger jumps and closer together. Just like what happened with housing here in S.F. Ca.

    Once more people realize just how important of a material this is and how there is a gift already sitting in just waiting for you , Thanks to price manipulation . I think we will see some real fast moves in the short future . ( 5 Years ) . Thats my prediction and will stick to it... I think in the end we we will be seeing over 50 dollars 5 years from now.

  • idealcarpentry idealcarpentry Mar 27, 2015 12:59 PM Flag

    Hey Skarry. How goes it ? Digging any dirt yet or still to cold ? I was looking at last month to this months short shares and was AMAZED at just how few new shares were shorted... Not only weren't they able to cover any when we went 1.50 lower but they also were only able to add something like 80k shares short. Perhaps much less volume is now entering SLV ... I know beginning and end of year its coming from fund managers ... But now volume is probably only coming in drips from day traders...

    I know you were expecting much higher prices by now but it seems the paper game still has strength to decide where and when things happen... I hope they can continue this awhile longer. I enjoy buying things I know are at a discount....

    What I think is really going to be interesting is when the world wakes up to deflation instead of this phony growth the media likes to talk about... Every country now is fighting with each other for trade / JOBS... Its getting cut throat... And only will get worse...

    PS. What still amazing to me is just how few people stack... I have done the math in many ways and no matter what i do the numbers still come out to be a very small number for world wide population... My god .. The shorts better be religious and PRAY our numbers don't increase because if they do { WHEN THEY DO } Its going to be GAME ON Or GAME OVER For them....

  • idealcarpentry idealcarpentry Mar 27, 2015 12:46 PM Flag

    Very Smart man. : ) Life is to short... Especially at our age : ( LOL I pretty much do the same. Maybe not as diversified as you but still diversified. Your talks about % of GDP... Well I don't think the world has ever before been in this such state of affairs. Not even in the Great depression times... Also like you said things are much more complex then before... Makes it easier to hide things that way... Much of what we are told is not even close to the truth... Another big problem... But all you can do is hope when #$%$ happens you are on the right side of the street sos not to get it all over yourself...

  • idealcarpentry idealcarpentry Mar 27, 2015 12:37 PM Flag

    I am pretty sure the reasons why have been explained more then once... Even more then 10 TIMES... So either figure it out why for yourself or ask someone else . Im done trying to tell people why SLV is a SCAM...

  • idealcarpentry idealcarpentry Mar 27, 2015 11:12 AM Flag

    Stumble. I think the real problem that might occur going forward with silver could be a two part problem. First is Deflation . If this happens Miners just might be forced to slow and or shut down... If this happens its especially bad for silver because as we all know silver comes 75 % from by product mining. The second problem that will only heighten the first is the stackers.. I don't see any let up so even if stackers numbers don't grow I think they will effect supply issues going forward... Time will tell.

    I certainly don't see good times ahead for the dollar or any fiat currencies ... Countries are all going to be forced to buy their own debt and print till the cows come home. That or have massive layoffs which again sends things into a tail spin and just makes the problem of debt that much worse..

    I see this as a coming end to a long drawn out story...

  • idealcarpentry idealcarpentry Mar 27, 2015 10:50 AM Flag

    I don't know about that ? I think its still going to take a real Short supply issue of silver for anything real to happen with silver. Personally I hope everyone gets it by now not to be buying SLV and instead buys real silver only but I don't think they do get it... Most people are LAZY and Stupid.... I think its going to take a few more years of stacker numbers to grow before we really see a problem . The paper game is to easy to control things with and obviously the Gubment is behind helping the banks and brokers out to keep the dollar afloat as long as possible.

    Our Debt bubble will continue to grow just as the worlds debt bubble will continue to grow. But much like dominos , Once one country falls the effect will be in motion and the rest will fallow. Greece just might be the start... Or Japan... There is no more growing your way out of this mess...

  • In which I mean some silver and gold... That time of the month again...

  • idealcarpentry by idealcarpentry Mar 25, 2015 7:42 PM Flag

    Perhaps that is what China rocket keeps hearing from ? He continues to call out for under 8 dollar silver... Maybe Mr Scrooge was visited by the host of christmas past to try and get him to mend his wicked ways...

    Time to wake up old man.. The days of 8 dollar silver is long gone... Spend all that fiat money and get yourself a gold and silver parachute ....

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