Vote: I H8 Yer Site Cuz the Color Sux

“Jim” sez this in the comments:

“Why the hell do some people think that a black background is so damn sexy when it is so hard to read? I cannot even read the box labels above and whatever might be interesting on this mistive is not worth the effort.”

living-rm-smI think visiting a person’s blog is a bit like visiting their house: I’ve invited you into my place and this is how you talk? My momma would ask ’bout your childhood spent in a barn.

Here’s my living room: what do you think of the paint color my wife chose?  Any comments on the furniture? How ’bout the Christmas decorations?

OK, ’nuff fun for now. “Jim” does have a legitimate point: it can be a pain-in-the-butt to read this site. Tell me what YOU think…

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Update Dec 15, 2008: It looked as if enough people were having difficulty with the black theme I changed it to a more conventional one last night.

Vaporize COMEX 2008-12-11

Last update: Thu 12/11/2008, 12:59 pm CST.
 

Gold: 43.2% depleted. Delivered today: 4,800 oz.
Silver: 37.5% depleted. Delivered today: 185,000 oz.

Link to all Vaporize COMEX posts:
Vaporize COMEX Graphs

Latest:  
Vote: I H8 Yer Site Cuz the Color Sux 
COMEX: Taking Delizery Is EZ
Silver Dealers: My Experiences

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COMEX trades hundreds of times more gold & silver than they actually possess. If enough investors demand delivery of PHYSICAL gold & silver COMEX stockpiles will be depleted. If COMEX runs out, the ensuing rush to grab physical metal to settle contract obligations *could* be the spark that ignites the long-awaited precious metals wildfire.

Explanation:
COMEX warehouses contain both “registered” and “eligible” metals. The “registered” metals are available for physical delivery. The “eligible” metals are not ready for delivery until they become “registered.” Although this pool of “eligible” metals is stored at COMEX warehouses there is no obligation to “register” these metals for subsequent physical deliveries.

The graph shows:
1) the cumulative ounces of metal delivered this month,
2) the ounces of “registered” metal available for delivery,
The percentage shown is based on the cumulative physical metal deliveries for the month against the “registered” amount of metal in COMEX.
“Eligible” metal inventories are not shown as they do not have a direct bearing on the inventory depletion ratio.

Sources:
[1] COMEX precious metals warehouse stocks: http://www.nymex.com/warehouse.aspx
[2] COMEX precious metals daily deliveries: http://www.nymex.com/media/delivery.pdf

More info:
Gold: Is This It, NOW?
Attack of COMEX Gold & Silver
How 2 Track COMEX Deliveries
Sinclair Sez “Help Me Bust Comex”
This Guy Plans 2 Kill “Paper” Silver
COMEX: Taking Delizery Is EZ

Y U Must Immediately Bet on Inflation

I know some of you are wondering about deflation vs inflation. Excerpted from Tom Dyson of the Daily Wealth newsletter:

dailywealthLast week, the Fed took its first step in a new, more desperate tactic to fix the financial system…Instead of swapping assets in the banking system, the Fed started buying them.

The Fed bought $5 billion of Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and Federal Home Loan Bank corporate debt. The New York Fed’s website says the purchases are being “financed through the creation of additional bank reserves.” The Fed has finally started to create money out of thin air.are selling at bargain prices. In the markets, it pays to bet on the underdog.

Up until last week, the Fed’s operations since the beginning of the credit crunch had not created any new money supply. It had been swapping troubled assets on bank balance sheets for Treasury bonds. It was taking bad loans off banks’ books and giving them good loans instead. That improves a bank’s balance sheet… and strengthens the system. But it creates no additional credit. It’s not inflation.

Then, last week, it took a “quantum leap,” according to George Goncalves, the chief Treasury and agency strategist at Morgan Stanley.

 In other words, to pay for its purchases, the Fed opened new bank accounts for its commercial bank customers, struck a couple of computer keys, and filled the accounts with money. The Fed hopes the banks lend this money out. If they do, it will add credit to the marketplace… That’s inflation.

The idea behind this new strategy is to help homeowners refinance their debts at lower interest rates. A purchase of $5 billion is a tiny amount for the Fed, but think of it as a test. The Fed wanted to make sure the market wouldn’t flip out over this new ultra-inflationary strategy.

The market didn’t flip out. And the strategy worked. The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell from 5.97% to 5.53%… the largest weekly drop in 27 years.

Now that the Fed sees how successful this strategy was, we can expect the government to continue with it. This is great news if you own investments that respond well to inflation, like gold, silver, and other commodities

First, the public is 100% sold on the idea of imminent deflation.

Second, there’s no political resistance to inflation.

The dollar is in its strongest uptrend this decade, and Treasury rates are at all-time lows. There’s no reason for the government not to inflate. There’s no economic penalty for running an inflationary policy. Plus, the public is demanding stimulus and bailouts right now. They’re giving politicians the green light to create money.

The easiest way to bet on inflation is with an exchange-traded fund like GDX. It’s an index of the biggest gold-mining stocks. If the stock market rallies at the same time gold rallies – which should happen when inflation hits – GDX will rise like a rocket.

Good investing,Tom

4Cast: Quakes Within Weeks


 
For some time now I’ve referred to two independent forecasts of a major quake hitting the US around Sat Dec 13 +- a few days.

Am I mongering fear?

Nope. I just have a deep interest in finding out if there’s anyone good at predicting future events. Two of these people have already established a degree of accuracy. And now their predictions seem to converge regarding a “Big Quake” in California or Pacific Northwest.

The way I figure it, I don’t care where they get their predictions (aliens from the Pleiades, a one-armed farmer in Switzerland or the human mass unconsciousness). If they can demonstrate a track record, I’ll listen.

Here’s a little more info as the time of the predictions is almost upon us.

George Green
The first source is George Green, retired multi-millionaire investment banker & real estate developer. When asked about the upcoming quake back in September he said:

-There will be a large west coast earthquake BEFORE  WW III starts.
-The earthquake will destroy a dam near Sacramento, CA. Southern California will then experience widespread water shortages.
-Expect fresh produce to go up 40% at the supermarket within 90 days.

Is George Full of It?
george_greenOn July 16 he predicted there would be a financial crash in the US around Sept 30 (it actually hit hard early October) and that we would see the DOW at 8,500 shortly. (Uh yeah, the DOW dropped down through 8,500 to 7,900 briefly.) [Link to his recorded conversation July 16, 2008 here.]

So, if his big California quake prediction is right, what else does he say is coming?

He says WW III is ready to go and is a key part of the Hidden Powers goal to achieve massive population reduction across the planet.
WW III will start within six months (by end of March 2009) and last 4 years 3 months.
-Their goal is to reduce US population from 300 million to 20 million (90+% reduction)
-The venerable US dollar will no longer be the currency of the US. It will be replaced with something else entirely: perhaps one currency for US citizens and a second, different one for external trade.

Web Bot Guys
The Web Bot Guys (a.k.a. “Half Past Human”) have a prediction dating back many months. They get their info by monitoring changes in linguistics on the Internet. Sure, it sounds crazy. But does it work?

First their predictions on the “Big Quake(s)”
They have said there will be two large quakes in mid-December. One will be between latitude 32 and 36 degrees with a likelky epicenter in California or Pacific Northwest. They say it will be “China 2008-sized”. The second will occur significantly farther south.

From their July 4th, 2008 data run:
“Within the [destruction of the past] sub set, which is still gaining values, there is a sub set indicating that the [great quake (8+ Richter scale)] will be [deep] at an [exceptional level], and yet *still* has [destructive power] for [surface structures]. There are also indications of [severe affects (on/to) waters] and their [flows]. This area is cross linked back over to our now very tiresome [flood] aspect/attribute set where we find supporting sets for [alterations (of) flows], and [tidal currents/shoreline shapes change], as well as further links back to [benthic topography shifts]. This area of [sub sea floor] descriptors is also extensively cross linked over to the [ocean sickness/illness/radical change] which is itself a sub set of the [global coastal event] sub set forecast for 2009.”

More specifically, this is how their linguistic data looked on Aug 9, 2008:
“December 10th through the 15th of January are especially active with combinations of problems including the [earthquake] already forecast for that period in the 32/thirty-two to 36/thirty-six degrees of latitude band, and also now several large [storms] are indicated to also contribute to the [diaspora] meme at [local] and [regional] levels. There are specific references within the [flowing waters/flooding_induced by storms] which include the [pacific northwest] of the continental USofA, as well as [northern, western europe]. This last is apparently also associated with [storm surge].”

halfpasthuman“The Terra entity continues to accrue values under the [dancing mountains] sub set, and as this is likely [volcanic], and includes a [swarming of earthquakes], the linguistic structures are also pointing toward [oceanic dancing mountains].

 

The actual range in December has been noted in modelspace to extend from December 3rd out to January 5th, but the spot of the largest accretion of groups of support within that range is December 10th through the 12th. This is also when the [visibility] sub set summations are at their peak.

 

Further, the sub set of [earthquake] for December, while having a 32/thirty-two to 36/thirty-six degree latitude band for the ‘center’ of this particular earthquake series, also are indicating a [radiating/extending northward] pattern of impact. The [northward/north bound] direction of this [earthquake] will somehow be more significant relative to the [damage caused] than other potential directions. Further the [location] of the [epicenter] is indicated to have something of a [joke/pun], or other [playful quality] associated with the local name.

Are the Web Bot Guys Full of It?
Here’s what their data runs showed in June/July before the Banda Ache Christmas quake/tsunami a few years back: “That was accompanied by descriptors of “300-thousand dead; land driven back to a previous age” and others. ” Sounds accurate enough.

Then there was this about the presidential election: “Won’t be decided for some months past November. Won’t make any difference to what’s happening. ” Looks to be dead wrong to me as the election wasn’t even close. UNLESS something really weird happens with the lawsuits challenging Obama’s forged birth certificate and he’s declared ineligible for office.

This past summer they were forecast a major economic collapse centered around Oct 7, 2008, preceded by 11 days of tension starting Sept 27. Looking back now it looks like they were right on.
Oct 6, 2008: Fear Index Highest Ever
Oct 7, 2008: Iceland Warns of Bankruptcy
Oct 7, 2008: Russia & Brazil Suspend Trading Amid Crash
Oct 8, 2007: Bank of America on Fire
Oct 9, 2008: DJIA Down 40% From 1 Yr Ago
Oct 10, 2008: Fear Index on a Tear
Oct 12, 2008: Ron Paul on Pending Dollar Death

Sept 10, 2008: The Web Bots foresee consumer society collapsing by mid November 2008. Looks like it’s happening with the huge plunge in consumer spending and confidence: [link: Nov 26: Consumer Confidence Hits 28-year Low]

If the Web Bot Guys Are Right, Then What?
If they turn out even mostly right about a Big Quake shortly, here are some other things their research is predicting:
–  Things continue to deteriorate with world-wide markets through the spring.

–  There will be a 2009 winter/spring natural disaster, which cause people to become angry about government response.

–  The winter in the Northeast will be very cold, causing some schools to close, and then later to reopen as shelters for people who can’t heat their homes. Language suggests that the shortages will be caused by a lack of supplies, cost of fuel, or both.

– Global Coastal Event likely in early to mid 2009. A permanent loss of low-lying territory globally and one continent in particular will get hit badly, but it does not say which one. Places to avoid: anything at sea level (Bangladesh/Florida/ etc). On this topic they note: “The bigger things are in modelspace, the more lead time
we get. Collapse of the dollar has been in modelspace for 2 ½ years or so. Even longer has been Global Coastal event.”

– They suggest you “Have a plan in place to be as independent of the institutions of society as you can possibly get. Prepare for a situation in which you will have no water, food, electricity or heat. Have clothing for all seasons and EXTRA MEDICINE. Possibility of oil going up to $500 a barrel, also possible massive deflation from nobody buying anything. This is the kind of thing where the other nations on the planet will be so scared of whats going to happen in the U.S. that they will begin preparing, fearing that the U.S. will go crazy. This includes mobilizing military.”

– Big revolution coming against the “powers that be”.

So What?
So, i’m keeping my eyes peeled for news of one, or maybe two, big quakes within the next week. If it happens and matches the criteria set out by these two sources, then I’m paying close attention to their other upcoming predictions.

If it doesn’t happen, then I have less faith.

Scott Gallup