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From: Pianoman199712/30/2021 9:30:53 AM
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My end of the year message. 40% of the USD money supplied in history has been printed in the last 2 years. Debt levels are insane. Jobs never really recovered since Spring 2020 but somehow we have a shortage of workers. We have high inflation. We have material and product shortages everywhere. We have higher trade deficits than pre-Covid, commodity prices are quite high although commodity stocks struggle. We have a fifth Covid wave that independently of our opinion about the subject, no one can doubt the serious impacts it has on the day to day of all things.

Meanwhile I look at Dow, S&P 500 & Nasdaq index 10-year charts and I don't see a problem.

Maybe this is the problem.

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To: Anchan who wrote (60248)1/7/2022 2:16:53 PM
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Still have that high opinion? I don't think I noticed this last year, I just signed up for her free newsletter to get peek.

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From: roguedolphin1/10/2022 1:32:00 PM
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<Massive 145-Country Study Shows Sharp INCREASE of Transmission and DEATH After Introduction of COVID Vaccines

By Julian Conradson

Published January 9, 2022 at 9:17pm

Instead of bringing an end to this pandemic as promised, the widespread rollout of the experimental vaccines has actually caused a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases and deaths across the world, according to a recently published preprint study that looked at data from the 145 of the most vaccinated countries in the world.

The 99-page study titled Worldwide Bayesian Causal Impact Analysis of Vaccine Administration on Deaths and Cases Associated with COVID-19: A BigData Analysis of 145 Countries” found that in the US specifically, the jab has caused a whopping 38% more Covid cases per million – and an even more astonishing 31% increase in deaths per million.

In total, researchers found that almost 90% (89.84%) of the 145 countries experienced this negative effect from the vaccines after they were made available.

From the study:

“Results indicate that the treatment (vaccine administration) has a strong and statistically significant propensity to causally increase the values in either y1 [variable chosen for deaths per million] or y2 [variable chosen for cases per million] over and above what would have been expected with no treatment.

y1 showed an increase/decrease ratio of (+115/-13), which means 89.84% of statistically significant countries showed an increase in total deaths per million associated with COVID-19 due directly to the causal impact of treatment initiation [vaccines].

y2 showed an increase/decrease ratio of (+105/-16) which means 86.78% of statistically significant countries showed an increase in total cases per millionof COVID-19 due directly to the causal impact of treatment initiation.”

Researchers performed a causal analysis comparing both pre and post-treatment periods to come up with the difference in cases and deaths since the implementation of the vaccine by analyzing publicly available COVID-19 data to determine the effect of their widespread roll out. After eliminating all results from countries with low vaccination rates or incomplete data, there were 128 countries with sufficient data on deaths (y1) and 103 countries to examine total cases (y2), which comprised a total of 145 unique countries.

Perhaps the most telling part of the study’s results is that the countries which recorded the fewest Covid deaths in 2020 were the ones to experience the largest increases in cases and deaths once the vaccine was introduced, with some of them seeing increases as high as over a thousand percent.

“Countries with few COVID-19 deaths in the year 2020 appear to have fared the worst of all countries after vaccine administration (e.g Thailand, Vietnam, Mongolia, Taiwan, Seychelles, Cambodia, etc.).

The causal impact results from vaccine administration seen in these countries [is] hundreds or thousands of percentage increases in total deaths and cases per million.

we can be most statistically confident in due to the direct increase of COVID-19 associated deaths and cases after vaccine administration, where prior to vaccine administration there were few or none.”

In the study’s conclusion, researchers warned that the substantial increase in deaths and cases should be “highly worrisome” for the policymakers around the world who have been promoting the experimental vaccines as the “key to gain back our freedoms.”

“The statistically significant and overwhelmingly positive causal impact after vaccine deployment on the dependent variables total deaths and total cases per million should be highly worrisome for policy makers. They indicate a marked increase in both COVID-19 related cases and death due directly to a vaccine deployment that was originally sold to the public as the ‘key to gain back our freedoms.’The effect of vaccines on total cases per million and its low positive association with total vaccinations per hundred signifies a limited impact of vaccines on lowering COVID-19 associated cases.

These results should encourage local policy makers to make policy decisions based on data, not narrative, and based on local conditions, not global or national mandates. These results should also encourage policy makers to begin looking for other avenues out of the pandemic aside from mass vaccination campaigns.”

In short, this is just the latest evidence that we have been lied to throughout the entire manufactured pandemic.

These experimental, rushed vaccines have done nothing but make things worse and have only spurred the transmission of new variants that have prevented the world from putting this virus in the rearview mirror.

Several studies have come to similar conclusions as this one, with two recently coming out that confirmed essentially the same thing – these vaccines actually are causing more illness than they prevent.

And that’s just referring to Covid illness, it’s to say nothing of the substantial increase of other ailments and life-threatening conditions that have been sweeping the country.

Hospitals are currently ‘overwhelmed’ with patients that are ‘sicker than ever,’ and it’s not Covid.>

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From: Wade1/18/2022 10:52:50 PM
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The Most Obvious Crisis Almost No One Saw Coming - 769 - Peter Schiff

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From: Wade1/19/2022 5:01:23 PM
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A Nomura Document May Shed Light on the Repo Blowup and Fed Bailout of the Gang of Six in 2019

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: January 19, 2022

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To: bull_dozer who wrote (60422)2/3/2022 8:01:24 PM
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Looks Like There’s a Whale Snapping Up Gold Bullion Below $1,800

Spot gold is again bobbing along near $1,800 an ounce, as it has been since mid-2020. The stickiness of that level, particularly as fundamentals turned more bearish, suggests there’s a big buyer somewhere in these waters.

Since breaking above the round number in July 2020, the gold price dipped below it 19 times on a closing basis, only to regain its footing. In the past year, the modeled value of gold, based on a regression study that includes the dollar, real rates and ETF holdings, dropped nearly 10%. Yet the metal’s price only fell around 2%. Clearly, there is a big buyer who considers the metal a long-term hold.

Such whale activity, which shows up neither in ETF holdings nor in futures positioning, would require a substantial buyer, accumulating in size in the London over-the-counter market. Yet vault holdings reported by the London Bullion Market Association, which include both ETF and some central bank-owned metal, show only a fractional increase in the year through December, from 307 million to 309 million troy ounces.

That would suggest that whoever is buying is able to buy in scale, leave little footprint in the market and then take delivery and store the metal in secure, invisible vaults. And that points strongly toward a sovereign buyer.

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To: bull_dozer who wrote (60433)2/8/2022 6:48:11 PM
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Mitsui & Co. to issue cryptocurrency linked to gold prices

TOKYO -- Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co. plans to issue a digital currency called ZipangCoin (ZPG) as early as this month, Nikkei has learned. The currency will be linked to gold prices and sold to retail investors through cryptocurrency exchanges.

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To: bull_dozer who wrote (60434)2/12/2022 7:52:41 PM
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Mining stocks: dig deep for good dividends

Last year saw something of a row between central bankers, who absolutely insisted that any inflation you could see around was entirely transitory (and would be gone in a matter of months) and the rest of us who weren’t so sure.
Today, consumer prices in the US are rising at 7.5 per cent, the fastest since 1982. In the UK the figure is 5.4 per cent.
That’s frighteningly high. Given how hard it is to imagine central bankers being able to do much about global supply problems, it’s also clearly not very short term. It’s beginning to have an all-too-obvious effect, not just on living costs but on investment portfolios as well.
That’s unlikely to end soon. The market has long preferred fun tech stories and has discouraged oil and gas companies and miners from investing in exploration and production. So they haven’t.
Now we find ourselves in something of a supply crunch: we need more energy, more copper, more lithium and more steel — but none of these things are readily available.
So energy prices are high and rising, as are metals prices. Food prices will soon follow (they are linked to energy prices via fertiliser prices but with a delay due to long-term supermarket contracts with providers).


If there is any part of the argument around market performance that is settled at all it is surely that over the very long-term gold is one thing you can rely on to hold its value. Best to have some.

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To: bull_dozer who wrote (60435)2/16/2022 3:43:41 PM
From: Wade
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Everyone is hoarding.....

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From: Wade2/17/2022 10:39:04 PM
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