It does look a bit squirrelly. The anti-gun narrative was seriously damaged once the fact that these were Muslims was grudgingly coupled with the fact that they had placed remotely detonable devices said it was a terroristic attack.
Given the ongoing ideological idiocy, not being armed seems wildly stupid if you ask me.
Yesterday, over 100 million gun owners harmed no one.
Man, is that ever a strange kettle of fish. How it wasn't a terrorist attack and not some crazies taking psychotropic drugs as in the usual scenario, is beyond me.
You are probably correct. I say that because experience shows that people will be literally willing to push wheelbarrows full of dying currencies around in hopes that they can exchange them for something of value. We know that it occurred in Germany as well as in Zimbabwe and for the very same causes we should expect it here as well.
I think, though, that if the internet stays up that the road to ruin for the FRNs will be very, very short.
ISM number, reported this morning, dropped to contraction area. It may become a wider problem if it is not addressed in time. Alas, US government doesn't pay attention these days; it dropped any attempts to prevent China to play yuan down and keep flooding US with cheap capital goods.
In long-term, US manufacturing is more important than fighting non-anthropogenic global warming or bombing Syria.
What form of "powder" did you have in mind? When the dam breaks only the dimwitted will want fiat.
U.S. Mint Breaks Annual Sales Record of American Eagle Silver Coin
Monday November 30, 2015 16:42
The American Eagle silver coin has seen unprecedented record demand this year and the record-setting pace doesn’t seem to be going away, says the U.S. mint in an email Monday afternoon. “Today, the U.S. Mint broke the previous annual record of 44,006,000 ounces sold in 2014 with the current total now at 44,666,500 ounces sold,” Michael White of the mint’s corporate communications office says in the email. “In addition, the U.S. Mint will not take final orders for 2015 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins until December 14. This week’s allocation is 920,500 ounces,” he adds. Based on the latest data, the mint sold 4,824,000 ounces of the silver eagle coin in November, up roughly 27% from the previous month.
And still we're supposed to believe the fiat myth.
The case in point is that those "institutional investors" listed as being long the stock are not "bucket shops". Meandering around the truth is seldom a good practice.
Let us also bear in mind that the FED wields a power, i.e., regulating the "interest rate", something that Congress never had in the first place to give them.
It is in fact a defensive power as the market is much more capable.
I think it safe to say that those so-called "bucket houses" have many times the investing brain-ware that you can bring to bear. But they aren't short either it seems, which I feel IS your agenda. The only thing you've got going for you is gangbankster manipulation, but that can't go on forever. And when that tightly stretched piece of elastic breaks, and it will, without much warning at all, you may find yourself in a rather deep hole.
It sure looks like it. Both silver and gold have fallen nearly like a rock in what appears to be a choreographed fashion. Platinum and palladium weren't left out this time however.
Is it rational to assume that people would rather hold fiat?
I like it.
What deflator should we use? I ask because we are seeing price increases from our vendors of 5% and better in this "non-inflationary environment.
Current federal forfeiture laws create financial incentives for law enforcement to pursue profit over the fair administration of justice, facilitate the circumvention of state laws intended to protect citizens from abuse, encourage the violation of due process and property rights of Americans, and disproportionally impact people of color and those of modest means.
The Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act would enact simple, commonsense but urgently needed changes to federal civil forfeiture law.
The FAIR Act would curb the profit incentive by prohibiting the Department of Justice from retaining seized assets for its own use. Property forfeited by the DOJ would have to go to the General Fund of the Treasury. That was where forfeited property and funds were sent before the law was changed in 1985. Since the profit incentive was put into the law, forfeiture revenue—and abuses—have skyrocketed.
The bill would abolish the equitable sharing program for civil forfeiture, which allows local and state law enforcement agencies to circumvent stronger state restrictions by teaming up with federal agencies to pursue forfeitures under more lucrative federal law.
It would require the government to prove property is subject to forfeiture by “clear and convincing” evidence, instead of a mere “preponderance of the evidence” which is currently required.
It would restore the principle of “innocent until proven guilty” by shifting the burden from the property owner to the government to prove that the owner had knowledge that his property was used in criminal activity.
The FAIR Act would provide indigent property owners with appointed counsel in civil forfeiture proceedings.
It would protect innocent small business owners by codifying the new IRS policy limiting prosecution of “structuring” cases to those involving funds not derived from a legitimate source. Anti-structuring laws were aimed at catching serious criminals who made frequent, small cash transactions to avoid bank reports to the U.S. Treasury Department concerning large cash transactions. Increasingly, those laws have been used to take money from innocent small businesses who deal with a lot of cash.
The FAIR Act would insert a criminal intent requirement that individuals knowingly“structured” their cash transactions for the purpose of evading currency reporting requirements.
It would include a hearing requirement to allow individuals and small business owners a prompt opportunity to contest the seizure of their funds for alleged structuring violations.
A coalition of organizations, including the Institute for Justice, support civil forfeiture reform that will effectively address defects in current law and procedures that have becoming serious threats to the rights of property owners.
Don't be ridiculous. The institutional holders I referenced are listed right here on Yahoo. I see no so-called "bucket shops".
So, what's your agenda?
"Truth" is a transient thing for Marxists.
If their home country deserves defending, why is the great majority of the refugees militarily capable young men and not, as one would believe, women and children fleeing a war zone. Something stinks about this whole affair and if allowed to continue may well turn America in a war zone as well, which could well hasten the Balkanization seemingly already in the cards.
A year ago the U.S. Bureau of the Census published a report which revised previous estimates of the future population of the United States. According to the Census Bureau, there will be 400 million people in the United States in the year 2050. One important fact about this figure is that it is much greater than the optimum population for a land area the size of the United States. Another important fact concerns the nature of that population. In 2050 the United States will consist of several blocs of minority groups. There will be no majority group. By 2050 European Americans, who for the first 200 years of the existence of the United States had been its majority population group and who had founded and maintained its culture, laws, and economic life, will find themselves in the minority.
There is yet another important fact to be noted about this mass of 400 million people. This is a fact which suggests that the United States of 2050 will be America Balkanized, an America without Americans, an America in which citizens will identify with their minority status and forget about the nation as a whole. This is the fact that three of the four major population blocs will constitute visible minorities. Three of the four blocs -- European Americans or Whites, African Americans or Blacks, Asian Americans or Yellows -- will be what the anthropologist Sir Arthur Keith has called "macrodiacritic" groups. That is, more than 90 percent of their members are visibly identifiable. The fourth bloc, Hispanic Americans, is a conglomerate created by the Federal bureaucracy. Hispanics, who can belong to any race, will no doubt still be a political bloc.
Indeed, all four blocs will be relentlessly political, locked in a struggle to determine how the increasingly scarce economic goods and natural resources are to be distributed to each group. Can a nation so wracked by internal struggle long endure? History suggests not. History suggests that by the time that America lacks Americans to the extent that Yugoslavia now lacks Yugoslavs, it will undergo a more or less painful process of deconstruction. That time may, in fact, occur long before 2050.
Power makes right. The antifederalists warned about such.
Here's an insider that says he thinks that FED policy sucks. The article may still be in the right-hand margin of the page.