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  • Feds Thinking About Killing 31,000 Mining Jobs To Protect A Chicken

    10/08/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 10/08/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A new report has government officials considering setting 10 million acres of across six states in the American west off limits to mining and development to protect the chicken-like Greater Sage Grouse, which is not an endangered species. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report found that much of the Sage Grouse’s habitat sits on top of extremely valuable deposits of minerals including gold, copper, lithium, silver, uranium and many others. The USGS report means that the government’s most restrictive grouse protection plan could kill even more than 31,000 jobs and lead to more than $5.6 billion in reduced annual economic...
  • Who Will Win the Presidency? (Trump @ 48.1% in 538)

    09/26/2016 6:20:11 AM PDT · by Hieronymus · 7 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | Sept. 26 | Nate SIlver
  • Nate Silver: Trump closing in, Clinton lead 'a lot less safe' than Obama's in 2012

    09/25/2016 2:51:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 25, 2016 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    (TWEET-AT-LINK) A model from election-forecasting whiz Nate Silver shows Donald Trump once again closing in on Hillary Clinton, as he did right after the party conventions in July, and warned that Clinton's lead is "a lot less safe" than President Obama's lead in the polls in 2012. Silver's FiveThirtyEight website currently gives Clinton a 58.1 percent chance and Trump a 41.9 percent chance of becoming president. That's not the closest the two candidates have been, as Silver's widely-respected projection showed them neck-and-neck on July 30. Clinton opened a wider lead over Trump in August in Silver's model, but Trump has...
  • NATE SILVER: Donald Trump's odds of winning are at their highest point in weeks

    Renowned statistician Nate Silver's election forecast on Wednesday gave Donald Trump his best odds of winning since late July. In Silver's "polls-plus" model, the Republican nominee had a 34.7% chance of winning in November. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was sitting at a 65.3% chance of victory. But the model showed the Electoral College projection tightening significantly. Silver's model had Trump as more likely to win Florida, North Carolina, Iowa, and Ohio, the latter of which has voted in step with the nation in every election since 1964. Clinton, in Silver's model, held a 294.2 to 243.6 edge in the Electoral...
  • Nate Silver: Trump Improving In Ohio, Hillary Slipping

    09/05/2016 4:35:16 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sep 5 16 | Daily Caller
    Statistics site 538 adjusted its swing state forecast for Ohio Monday, and the results are looking better for Republican nominee Donald Trump. Trump overcame a 5 point deficit mid-August to lead Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by three points in the state, according to the latest Ipsos poll published in September. Read more:
  • TRUMP now leads in 538's now-cast, our estimate of what would happen in an election today.

    07/25/2016 6:19:51 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 67 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 25, 2016 | Nate Silver
    Who will win the presidency?
  • Torture scandal in Mexico: American "nearly beaten to death"

    07/13/2016 12:40:49 AM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 13 July 2016 | Mark Stevenson
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Ronald James Wooden flexes the large blacksmith's hands with which he once forged everything from large chandeliers to intricate jewelry. He's says he is still regaining feeling in them three years after a four-hour beating with fists and rifle butts by municipal police in southern Mexico. -snip- Wooden, who had been living in Texas, was drawn to Taxco by its famed silver jewelry industry, which had been revived by American adventurer William Spratling in the 1930s. But in recent years, the colonial-era town south of Mexico City has been in the grip of drug cartels. In...
  • After Bitcoin, Chinese Go Crazy About Silver

    07/09/2016 6:25:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | July 5, 2016 | Valentin Schmid
    After Bitcoin, Chinese Go Crazy About Silver By Valentin Schmid, Epoch Times July 5, 2016 AT 3:30 PM Last Updated: July 7, 2016 12:06 pm Chinese speculators have the reputation of buying anything and everything that is going up. Real estate, the stock market, copper, bitcoin, and now silver. Futures in Shanghai reached their upside limit when prices hit $21.13 per ounce, up 6.9 percent on the day. Chinese are behind the bulk of the buying as volumes on the Shanghai futures exchange exploded to 95 billion yuan ($14.2 billion) last Friday. The price has since retreated to a tad...
  • Precious Metal Pandemonium - Silver Spikes Limit-Up, Gold Surges As China FX Basket Hits Record Low

    07/04/2016 4:55:56 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-4-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden Jul 3, 2016 10:50 PM Update: Silver just exploded above $21 - up almost 8% - its biggest single day surge since September 2013. Silver is limit up on SHFE as Gold is also surging back towards Brexit highs near $1360... China's CFETS Renminbi basket just hit a record low..(snip)Lots of on link(snip)
  • Silver Punches thru $20

    07/03/2016 5:17:28 PM PDT · by chopperman · 28 replies
    And Hong Kong hasn't even opened yet.
  • Silver Over $19 - Hong Kong Market

    06/30/2016 9:31:38 PM PDT · by chopperman · 16 replies
    Its on a tear.
  • Nate Silver gives Hillary Clinton 79% chance of winning presidency; Trump only 20%

    06/29/2016 12:14:30 PM PDT · by detective · 111 replies
    Daily News ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jason Silverstein
    Nate Silver has spoken: Hillary Clinton will be the next President. The famed political pollster — whose past presidential predictions have been freakishly accurate — said Wednesday he gives the presumptive Democratic candidate a 79% chance of winning the White House come November. Her loud-mouthed Republican rival, Donald Trump, has only a 20% chance of winning, Silver said. “We're kind of at halftime of the election right now, and she's taking a 7-point, maybe 10-point lead into halftime,” Silver, founder of the political analysis website FiveThirtyEight, said on “Good Morning America.”
  • Real money keeps its value

    06/29/2016 8:36:31 AM PDT · by 1raider1 · 9 replies
    The World Wide Web | June 29, 2016 | Me
    Case in point, I was able to view a menu board from a Dairy Queen sometime not very long after 1955 (I can tell, because it had the dilly bar on it and Dilly Bars were introduced in '55). Anyway, the price of the next to the largest dipped cone is 25˘. Back then quarters were 90 percent silver. Today the melt value of the silver in one of those quarters will buy you the LARGEST dipped cone DQ sells ($3.29, Indiana) and you'll get change back. Current melt value of pre 1964 quarters is $3.32.
  • Soros looks set to make a killing on Brexit result

    06/24/2016 6:54:17 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 29 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Published: June 24, 2016 9:41 a.m. ET | Mark Decambre
    George Soros may be getting rich on an implosion in British markets—again. The landmark vote in the U.K. to leave the European Union has rocked global markets, sending the British pound GBPUSD, -7.3484% to its lowest level in more than 30 years. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -2.27% plunged as much as 700 points at one point and Europe’s benchmark stock-index SXXP, -6.10% was facing its worst one-day plunge since 1987. It is precisely the scenario Soros, writing in Britain’s Guardian newspaper last week, warned of. The global financial carnage and Friday’s carnage could be adding to...
  • Roman Silver Hoard Discovered in Scotland

    06/18/2016 12:53:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | editors
    Researchers led by Gordon Noble of the University of Aberdeen returned to a farmer’s field in northeastern Scotland where a hand pin, chain, and spiral bangle all made of silver in the fourth or fifth centuries A.D. had been found more than 170 years ago. According to a report in Live Science, on the second day of the investigation, the team, which had the assistance of metal detectorists, found three Roman silver coins, a silver strap end, a piece of a silver bracelet, and pieces of hack silver. Over a period of 18 months, they gathered a total of 100...
  • Here is the Email that should put Hillary in Prison: The Quest for Q's Gold [Vanity]

    05/26/2016 8:35:14 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 71 replies
    Hillary's Non-secured Emails | May 26, 2016 | self
    Here is just ONE example, although its a very good example, of why Hillary should be convicted of failing to secure CONFIDENTIAL government foreign-affairs documents... This one is from Sid Blumenthal to Hillary on April 2, 2010. Clearly from the subject matter, it does not belong on any unsecured computer system. It hints at the upcoming killing by the US, France, and NATO of Mohamar Qadaffi, and it even implys WHY this has to be done: Because Qadaffi is creating a 7-billion dollar fund of gold-backed dinars, which will be the only currency allowed for middle-east oil purchases. The message...
  • Astronomers just discovered a rare dwarf galaxy that's loaded with precious elements

    05/23/2016 5:24:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 5/23/16 | BEC CREW
    Scientists have been searching for the origin of some of the most precious metals on Earth - including gold, silver, and platinum - for almost six decades. And now we might finally have the answer. Heavy, and often valuable elements like these are called r-process elements, and they require an incredible amount of energy to produce. So far, no one's been able to explain how they came to exist in the Universe. But the discovery that an ancient dwarf galaxy called Reticulum II - about 98,000 light-years from Earth - has stars that contain a "whopping" amount of these metals...
  • Why Gold Bugs Need to Stop Listening to The Fear Mongers and Start Thinking for a Change

    04/29/2016 9:36:04 AM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 4-29-2016 | Sol_Palha
    April 27, 2016 Sol_Palha We are still not convinced that Gold is fully out of the woods. Peter Schiff is busy telling everyone that it was a bad idea to have sold Gold in 2011, we beg to differ for the trend indicates otherwise, and so does the price of Gold. He is coming out with scary scenarios though they are not as grandiose as James Sinclair's scenario that calls for Gold to move to $50,000 an ounce. Even, when we dream we find it hard to envision such a price, so it is interesting that he can come up...
  • Deutsche Bank Confirms Silver Market Manipulation In Legal Settlement, Agrees To Expose Other Banks

    04/14/2016 9:53:04 AM PDT · by HOYA97 · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/14/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Back in July of 2014, we reported that in an attempt to obtain if not compensation, then at least confirmation of bank manipulation in the precious metals industry, a group of silver bullion banks including Deutsche Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and HSBC (later UBS was also added to the defendants) were accused of manipulating prices in the multi-billion dollar market.
  • Precious metal price takes largest tumble in history on ‘Silver Thursday’ [March 27, 1980]

    03/27/2016 10:17:09 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    Coin World ^ | 3-27-16 | Jeff Starck
    For the first few months of 1980, the silver market had been slipping as newly enacted rules began tightening their grip on the Hunt Brothers’ silver scheme. On March 27 (known as “Silver Thursday”), silver opened at $15.80 and closed at $10.80 as the Hunt Brothers reportedly initiated a massive sell-off of silver and contracts to meet their obligations. Commodities and the futures market crashed on these reports, but rallied somewhat, bringing silver to $12 an ounce within a few days. But the futures contracts owned by the Hunts were predicated on silver at $35 an ounce. What had been...
  • Donald Trump Would Be Easy To Stop Under Democratic Rules

    03/07/2016 4:49:33 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies ^ | Mar 7, 2016 | Nate Silver
    The other Republican candidates’ chances of stopping Donald Trump look marginally better today than they did on Friday. Trump won just two of five contests over the weekend and only 30 percent of delegates. Trump remains the front-runner, however, having won 43 percent of the delegates overall among the 20 states and territories to have voted so far. Although that’s short of a majority, Trump will have a chance to improve on his pace as the calendar turns toward states that have more aggressive delegate allocation methods — especially winner-take-all Florida and Ohio, which vote March 15. If Trump wins...
  • Silver Prices In Five Years?

    02/29/2016 11:56:37 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | 2-29-2016
    DeviantInvestorFeburary 29, 2016 What will the price of silver be in 2021? You can find articles suggesting the price of silver will be over $1,000 and under $10. Perhaps this is the wrong question. A better approach: The global financial system is increasingly unstable and fragile, more so than in 2008. The important question is: How will governments, central banks and financial systems respond to the ongoing crisis? Future prices for silver are dependent upon the answer to that question. I suggest three possible scenarios. Scenario One – status quo: The next five years could look much like the last...
  • Ancient Greek silver mine unearthed

    02/15/2016 8:37:16 AM PST · by JimSEA · 9 replies ^ | 2/15/2016 | Andrew Topf
    Archeologists working in Thorikos, Greece, have found a pristine silver mine that has lain untouched for over 5,000 years. Thorikos on southern Attica – the peninsula that juts into the Aegean Sea – was a site for ancient lead and silver mining. In a post on Sunday, New Historian says the mining complex, discovered by French scientists from the University of Lorraine and the UMR National Center for Scientific Research 5608 of Toulouse, has infrastructure unlike any seen from the time period of around 3,200 BC. "The Greek mine is exceptional not only for its scope but for its layout...
  • Some 5,000 years ago, silver mining on the shores of the Aegean Sea

    02/11/2016 12:14:54 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | February 10, 2016 | Ghent University
    Underground, the morphology and the organization of the mining infrastructure allow to distinguish several phases of activity. The archaeological data gathered and observed during the latest phase of the 2015 campaign: pottery, stone hammers made of a volcano-sedimentary rock quarry, point towards a high dating for the earliest phase of mining activities in the area (Late Neolithic / Early Helladic: around 3200 BC). If future research confirms this hypothesis, the chronological framework of mining in the region of Attica and the Aegean world would be profoundly modified. The Classical phase is by far the most perceptible; omnipresent, it is remarkable...
  • One Big Reason To Be Less Skeptical Of Trump

    01/23/2016 2:27:56 AM PST · by entropy12 · 40 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | JAN 21, 2016 | Nate Silver
    But so far, the party is not doing much to stop Trump. Instead, it is making such an effort against Cruz. Consider: The governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, said he wanted Cruz defeated. Bob Dole warned of cataclysmic losses if Cruz was the nominee, and said Trump would fare better. Mitch McConnell and other Republicans senators have been decidedly unhelpful to Cruz when discussing his constitutional eligibility to be president. An anti-Cruz PAC has formed, with plans to run advertisements in Iowa. (By contrast, no PAC advertising has run against Trump so far in January.)
  • Nate Silver: 'Trump Has More of a Chance Than Bernie' of Winning a Nomination

    01/06/2016 7:32:30 AM PST · by CreviceTool · 33 replies
    Adweek ^ | January 4, 2016 | Brian Flood
    Adweek: You've made it clear that you don't believe Donald Trump has a legitimate chance to win the GOP nomination. He's leading the polls … why are you so confident in his demise? Silver: I don't think his chances are zero. You have to be very careful about saying they're zero, but I think they're lower than 20 percent or 25 percent. Maybe they're 10 percent. Maybe they're 8 percent. I'm not sure, somewhere in that range. You've never had a candidate like Donald Trump win a nomination before, at least not in the modern era, which is 1972 or...
  • UBS Is About To Blow The Cover On A Massive Gold-Rigging Scandal

    09/28/2015 5:06:30 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 83 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 28 Sep 15 | Tyler Durden
    With countless settlements documenting the rigging of every single asset class, it was only a matter of time before the regulators - some 10 years behind the curve as usual - finally cracked down on gold manipulation as well, even though as we have shown in the past, central banks in general and the Fed in particular are among the biggest gold manipulators. That said, we are confident by now nobody will be surprised that there was manipulation going on in the gold casino. In fact, ever since Germany's Bafin launched a probe into Deutsche Bank for gold and silver...
  • New US space mining law to spark interplanetary gold rush

    12/08/2015 11:11:12 AM PST · by simpson96 · 36 replies ^ | 12/8/2015 | Luc Olinga
    Flashing some interplanetary gold bling and sipping "space water" might sound far-fetched, but both could soon be reality, thanks to a new US law that legalizes cosmic mining.In a first, President Barack Obama signed legislation at the end of November that allows commercial extraction of minerals and other materials, including water, from asteroids and the moon. That could kick off an extraterrestrial gold rush, backed by a private aeronautics industry that is growing quickly and cutting the price of commercial space flight. The US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015 says that any materials American individuals or companies find...
  • Emboldened By Silver Conviction, Bharara To Indict Cuomo Jan 2nd

    12/02/2015 2:20:14 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    Buffalo Chronicle ^ | December 1, 2015
    United States Attorney Preet Bharara feels emboldened, sources say, following the conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver -- on all of seven corruption charges. Despite lacking a 'smoking gun' to constitute an explicit quid pro quo, the jury handed Bharara a sweeping win. Such is the public's appetite for corrupt politicians, observers say. Three sources are confirming that Bharara intends to indict Governor Andrew Cuomo on January 2nd -- along with a half dozen associates and former staffers -- on public corruption, racketeering, conspiracy, and honest services fraud. The Chronicle is unable to confirm widespread rumors that the former...
  • Clinton in 2008: Convicted Silver ‘A Stalwart Voice on Behalf of New Yorkers’

    12/01/2015 9:51:41 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | December 1, 2015 | by JIM GERAGHTY
    In 2008, Hillary Clinton called Sheldon Silver 'a stalwart voice on behalf of the needs of New Yorkers.' The news, yesterday: 'Silver, 71, a Manhattan Democrat, was convicted on all seven counts against him. The charges of honest services fraud, extortion and money laundering stemmed from schemes by which he obtained nearly $4 million in exchange for using his position to help benefit a cancer researcher and two real estate developers.'
  • 1 of 3 Engineers of the SAFE Act Guilty of Corruption, Second on Trial

    12/01/2015 7:33:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Three men who created the infamous SAFE act in New York have been accused of extortion and corruption.  One of them, Sheldon Silver, has been convicted.  The second, former Senate Leader Dean Skelos, is undergoing trial.  The third, Governor Cuomo, has shown up often in testimony, but has not been charged. The charges against Mr. Silver upended the status quo in Albany, and were followed in short order by the indictment of another one of the room’s three men, former Senate Leader Dean Skelos. Mr. Skelos, a Republican, is on trial just across the street from the courthouse where...
  • Obamacare Deductible for Subsidized NOT $6,000

    10/30/2015 4:18:47 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 66 replies
    Vanity | 10/30/15 | Self
    Hello all you other gainfully employed chumps paying for your own health care insurance. I just wanted you to know something I've found out. If you have a BRONZE plan like I do, because you are paying for it yourself and can't afford anything else, you are paying a $6,000 deductible per person before you can file a single claim to perhaps get any benefit. Meanwhile, people who have subsidized plans because they aren't working or not working or not earning very much get the vaunted SILVER plan! And you are paying for it. You are paying for a plan...
  • Treasury Sells 3-Month Bills At 0% Yield For First Time Ever

    10/10/2015 4:16:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 77 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06 October 2015 | Tyler Durden
    "Investors" are so desperate to hold on to short-term paper that they paid $100 for a 3-month Treasury-bill at today's auction. That is a 0% yield - for the first time ever - lower even than the auction right after Lehman's bankruptcy in Nov 2008. It is probably safe to say that NIRP is next, followed by more negative yields further to the right of the curve, as the US gradually becomes Europe. But don't worry: as Yellen admitted during her healthcare-scare speech, "nominal interest rates cannot go much below zero", just a little.
  • Crossing Borders with Gold and Silver Coins - a Glimpse of Things to Come

    09/13/2015 8:46:23 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 50 replies ^ | September 2015 | Doug Casey
    It’s well-known that you have to make a declaration if you physically transport $10,000 or more in cash or monetary instruments in or out of the US, or almost any other country; governments collude on these things, often informally. Gold has always been in something of a twilight zone in that regard. It’s no longer officially considered money. So it’s usually regarded as just a commodity, like copper, lead, or zinc, for these purposes. The one-ounce Canadian Maple Leaf and US Eagle both say they’re worth $50 of currency. But I’ve recently had some disturbing experiences crossing borders with coins....
  • Silver Is Soaring

    08/27/2015 10:11:30 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-27-2015 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 08/27/2015 Shortly before 10amET, amid USD strength, futures prices for Copper, Crude, and Silver suddenly started spiking higher...(snip)
  • Local martial arts students bring home medalse from Worlds Soo Do Family World Championships

    08/10/2015 1:48:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    Members of Sierra Vista’s Choson Martial Arts took part in the recent 4th Biennial Worldwide Tang Soo Do Family World Championships in Las Vegas. The event brought Tang Soo Do practitioners from 12 different countries: Aruba, Belgium, Chile, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of South Africa, Scotland and the USA. More than 600 competitors and masters participated in the world-class tournament. Team Choson, representing the US team, and brought home one gold medal, one silver and one bronze. This was their first ever competition at the international level, and medals were awarded in the forms and sparring...
  • Inflation deniers emboldened by gold's struggles

    07/28/2015 9:08:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | July 28, 2015 | Clint Siegner
    The deflationists argue that hugely accommodative monetary policy in the U.S., Japan (and nearly everywhere else in the world) has failed to produce real growth. Debt and obligations to social programs such as Medicare and pensions are so massive they can’t be paid. Therefore, according to deflation forecasters, they won’t be. Their predictions of default and accompanying bank failures, bankruptcies, and surging unemployment were bolstered by recent news out of Greece. Falling commodity prices and economic malaise have reemerged. They claim zero interest rate policy and quantitative easing merely delayed the inevitable for a bit. The inflation camp shares the...
  • Bullion Direct Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    07/20/2015 4:40:07 PM PDT · by ponygirl · 16 replies ^ | 7/16/2015 | Unknown
    BullionDirect, Inc. has filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The case is 15-10940-tmd in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of Texas (Austin). Noteworthy is that BullionDirect, Inc. now has only one direct, Dan Bensimon (President, Chief Restructuring Officer and Sole Director). I find this encouraging. It also only lists 11 unsecured creditors in the list of the 20 largest unsecured claims. This may be due to the fact that it is a Chapter 11 (e.g. Kitco's CCAA/bankruptcy filing did not include customers as creditors, as their storage customers did not appear on their balance sheet). But...
  • Texas Launches Gold-backed Bank, Challenging Federal Reserve

    07/15/2015 4:37:37 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 55 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 July 2015 | Alex Newman
    The State of Texas is setting up a gold-backed bank that will allow depositors to bypass the controversial Federal Reserve System and its fiat currency in banking and commerce, according to the state representative who authored the recently enacted law. Under the measure, passed overwhelmingly by lawmakers and signed in mid-June by Republican Governor Greg Abbott, Lone Star State officials will establish and operate the Texas Bullion Depository for anyone who would like to deposit and trade in precious metals. The implications are as big as Texas.While some analysts have said the move may be another sign heralding Texas’ eventual...
  • Video: Would you rather have a Hershey bar or a 10-ounce bar of silver?

    07/13/2015 1:47:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot ^ | July 13, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the IJR, a timewaster while we wait for John Kerry to secure peace in our time in Vienna, the terms of which are reportedly shaping up exactly as you’d expect. This clip is interesting (assuming the interactions are genuine, which I think they are) but not for the reason intended. You’re supposed to conclude, I guess, that Americans are abject morons in assessing the value of precious metals and/or that Americans are big fat fatties in preferring a quick hit of chocolate to something inedible that’s worth much more. I don’t think it proves either. Many people are morons,...
  • Discovery of metal vessels "will change the story about Chachapoyas"

    06/24/2015 8:52:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Peru This Week ^ | June 23, 2015 | Hillary Ojeda
    Metals had never been found in Chachapoyas before the finding of these two vessels. They might not be as sacred as the Holy Grail, but two metal vessels recently discovered in Chachapoyas are turning heads in regards to understanding the region’s ancient history. “The Finding of these vessels will change the story about Chachapoyas” the Decentralized Department of Culture of the Amazonas head, Jose Santos Trauco Ramos, told El Comercio. The discovery of two silver vessels in the Soloco Purunllacta in Chachapoyas of the Amazonas department are unlike anything the archaeological team has found in its history. Investigations until this...
  • Scientists Identify Mysterious, Sword-Filled Caribbean Shipwreck

    05/13/2015 6:44:07 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 33 replies
    huffingtonpost ^ | Posted: 05/13/2015 3:02 pm EDT | By Ryan Grenoble
    In 2011 archaeologists happened upon a stunningly well-preserved shipwreck off the coast of Panama. The wreckage, a mere 40 feet underwater, was untouched by looters and still carrying a full load of tools and weapons. Now, after years of work, scientists finally know the ship's story.
  • More Precious than Silver or Gold – Meditation on the Spiritual Work of Mercy-Instruct the Ignorant

    04/30/2015 7:31:11 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-30-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    More Precious than Silver or Gold – A Meditation on the Spiritual Work of Mercy to Instruct the Ignorant By: Msgr. Charles PopeTo instruct comes from the Latin in + struere, which means to build up or (even more literally) to pile up. In English, there is also the notion of strewing something. For example, to strew hay or to say that the seed has been strewn. Thus, to instruct means to disperse knowledge or build someone up in what is learned.These days, the word “ignorant” is most often used in a negative or pejorative sense. And thus to say that someone is ignorant usually...
  • Why Is JP Morgan Accumulating The Biggest Stockpile Of Physical Silver In History?

    04/28/2015 8:59:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/28/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Why in the world has JP Morgan accumulated more than 55 million ounces of physical silver? Since early 2012, JP Morgan’s stockpile has grown from less than 5 million ounces of physical silver to more than 55 million ounces of physical silver. Clearly, someone over at JP Morgan is convinced that physical silver is a great investment. But in recent times, the price of silver has actually fallen quite a bit. As I write this, it is sitting at the ridiculously low price of $15.66 an ounce. So up to this point, JP Morgan’s investment in silver has definitely not...
  • Second Temple Coin Used For 1/2 Shekel Found in Jerusalem Dig

    03/24/2008 10:17:25 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 5 replies · 277+ views
    INN ^ | 17 Adar Bet 5768, March 24, '08 | Ezra HaLevi
    ( A coin from the Second Temple, used in the half-shekel census, was found in excavations in the City of David, just below and east of Jerusalem’s Old City. The upcoming Purim festival features the half-shekel prominently in its observance. The ancient silver coin was discovered in an archaeological excavation that is being conducted in the main Second Temple-era drainage channel of Jerusalem. The foreign coin is of the denomination used during the turbulent Second Temple period to pay the Biblical half-shekel head-tax. This coming Thursday night (Saturday night for Jerusalemites), before reading the Megillah (Scroll) of Esther, Jews worldwide...
  • The Stalinist purge of the Democrat party

    03/06/2015 1:13:27 PM PST · by shoff · 64 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 03/06.2015 | Steven Hoffman
    In Soviet Russia for a period of four years a great terror overcame the communist party in what later became known as the great purge. It was the culmination of years of social engineering ending in the consolidation of Stalin’s brand of communism having ultimate power. We are seeing something very similar happening in the democrat party today. After six years of “change” the Chicago progressives want to consolidate their power for the 2016 run at the presidency.
  • Big Banks Face Scrutiny Over Pricing of Metals

    02/23/2015 7:13:49 PM PST · by Theoria · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | 23 Feb 2015 | Jean Eaglesham and Christopher M. Matthews
    U.S. Justice Department investigates price-setting process for gold, silver, platinum and palladium U.S. officials are investigating at least 10 major banks for possible rigging of precious-metals markets, even though European regulators dropped a similar probe after finding no evidence of wrongdoing, according to people close to the inquiries. Prosecutors in the Justice Department’s antitrust division are scrutinizing the price-setting process for gold, silver, platinum and palladium in London, while the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has opened a civil investigation, these people said. The agencies have made initial requests for information, including a subpoena from the CFTC to HSBC Holdings PLC...
  • Feds probe NYC civil court following Silver’s arrest (can you say kickback?)

    02/01/2015 5:33:39 AM PST · by Liz · 14 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 2/1/15 | Isabel Vincent, Melissa Klein and Susan Edelman
    The American Tort Reform Assn calls NYC's asbestos court the nation’s top “judicial hellhole”. Silver has been blocking tort-reform bills for decades. Silver's arrest centers on his no-show legal work for asbestos-profiteer, Weitz and Luxemberg, (as well as millions in bribes and kickbacks from fixing real-estate cases)..... judges with ties to Silver and his lifelong pal, Jonathan Lippman, the chief judge of the state Court of Appeals, presided over the cases. Silver was “of counsel” to Weitz & Luxemberg which earned unusual fast-track “red-carpet treatment” “better judges” and first dibs on jurors. Sherry Klein Heitler, the chief asbestos judge (at...
  • Democrats jockeying behind the scenes to replace Speaker Sheldon Silver in New York Assembly

    01/25/2015 3:01:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/25/15 | Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY — The early jockeying to possibly replace embattled Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has already begun, the Daily News has learned. A state assemblyman from the city said he has received calls directly from Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, and surrogates of Assemblyman Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) and Keith Wright (D-Manhattan) in recent days to gauge his feelings on the uncertainty in the chamber. None of the three directly told the assemblyman that they were looking to topple Silver. Morelle did say he'd be interested in being a candidate for the speaker position should Silver step down or be pushed out...
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's arrest is blow to progressive activists (& other crooks)

    01/25/2015 4:45:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/24/15 | Kenneth Lovett, Glenn Blain
    ALBANY — Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest was a blow to the gut of the progressive activists who viewed the powerful Manhattan Democrat as their champion. Advocates on issues ranging from rent control to abortion rights have been left wondering whether Silver can still wield the clout they’ve come to expect over two decades. “I am very much concerned,” said Michael McKee, treasurer of the Tenants Political Action Committee. “He is the only one of the three men in a room who would be inclined to hold out for something better on rent regulations,” McKee said. Silver’s arrest on bribery...