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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gold and Silver

Silver Set For All Time Record Quarterly Close - Gold To Silver Ratio On Way To 17 To 1 As Per 1980?
Gold and silver have consolidated on yesterday’s gains as inflation, geopolitical and eurozone debt concerns support. Silver has risen above its 31 year record closing price of yesterday and looks set to target new record nominal intraday highs above $38.16/oz.

‘Poor man’s gold’ is set for a record nominal quarterly close which will be bullish technically and set silver up to target psychological resistance at $40/oz and then the nominal high of $50.35/oz . Silver’s record quarterly close was $32.20/oz on December 31st, 1979.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ES Chart! To Infinity And Beyond!

I might not be the greatest technician in the world, but I would bet a lot of money that we will retest the highs very shortly....From there not so sure...Whether the market thinks we will have QE3 or not will probably be the determining factor as whether we make new highs. I say we we make marginal new highs and then crater as QE3 will not be enacted until market plunges 1500 points in the Dow.  Then they will have the support for another round of easing.  Gold and silver will slip, along with copper and oil.  I will be buying these on the way down.  Just my guess.  Could be way off, just a thought or a dart throw, but it is my best guess.

D Day

Napoleon Dynamite Goes To Guitar Convention?

Very Cool

'Speaking at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in California, MIT professor Daniel Nocera claims to have created an artificial leaf, made from stable and inexpensive materials, which mimics nature's photosynthesis process.

The device is an advanced solar cell, no bigger than a typical playing card, which is left floating in a pool of water. Then, much like a natural leaf, it uses sunlight to split the water into its two core components, oxygen and hydrogen, which are stored in a fuel cell to be used when producing electricity.
Nocera's leaf is stable -- operating continuously for at least 45 hours without a drop in activity in preliminary tests -- and made of widely available, inexpensive materials -- like  silicon, electronics and chemical catalysts. It's also powerful, as much as ten times more efficient at carrying out photosynthesis than a natural leaf.

With a single gallon of water, Nocera says, the chip could produce enough electricity to power a house in a developing country for an entire day. Provide every house on the planet with an artificial leaf and we could satisfy our 14 terrawatt need with just one gallon of water a day.

Those are impressive claims, but they're also not just pie-in-the-sky, conceptual thoughts. Nocera has already signed a contract with a global megafirm to commercialise his groundbreaking idea. The mammoth Indian conglomerate, Tata Group has forged a deal with the MIT professor to build a small power plant, the size of a refrigerator, in about a year and a half.

This isn't the first ever artificial leaf, of course. The concept of emulating nature's energy-generating process has been around for decades and many scientists have tried to create leaves in that time. The first, built more than ten years ago by John Turner of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory, was efficient at faking photosynthesis but was made of rare and hugely expensive materials. It was also highly unstable, and had a lifespan of barely one day.

For now, Nocera is setting his sights on developing countries. "Our goal is to make each home its own power station," he said. "One can envision villages in India and Africa not long from now purchasing an affordable basic power system based on this technology."'

Monday, March 28, 2011

Gandhi...Played For Both Teams?

Revolutionary: The claims made in the book are likely to be disputed by millions of Gandhi's followers across the globe

Mahatma Gandhi was bisexual and left his wife to live with a German-Jewish bodybuilder, a controversial biography has claimed. The leader of the Indian independence movement is said to have been deeply in love with Hermann Kallenbach. He allegedly told him: ‘How completely you have taken possession of my body. This is slavery with a vengeance.’

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I Am Moving to Russia--

Russia leads the way with largest cup size....Enough Said....

Friday, March 25, 2011

A Timeless Picture!

Special Day

US Dollar

At some point in the near future, the next BIG trade will likely come from a leveraged short position of the precious metals sector. With proper execution, it could easily exceed the record Paulson short of 2008. Unlike the Paulson trade, where he actually had to create the trading vehicle to perform his thesis of thinking - there's a line around the block waiting for someone to take the other side of this market at a moments notice.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Economic Confidence Index, by Week, 2010 and 2011

"Gallup's Economic Confidence Index hit -31 in the week ending March 20 -- its worst weekly level of 2011 and matching the comparable week a year ago."

Oohhh I am Scared!

Muammar Gaddafi (pic: Reuters)

"COLONEL Gaddafi was last night thought to be hiding in a secret underground bunker – guarded by a 40-strong squad of gun-toting female virgin bodyguards. . . ."

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day

Radiation...Coming to a Town Near You!

' . . . Yoichi Shimatsu – former editor of the Japan Times Weekly, who led the field research for an architectural report on structural design flaws that led to the tsunami death toll in Thailand – wrote a couple of days ago:

"The Pacific jetstream is currently flowing due east directly toward the United States. In the event of a major meltdown and continuous large-volume radioactive release, airborne particles will be carried across the ocean in bands that will cross over the southern halves of Oregon, Montana and Idaho, all of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, the Dakotas, northern Nebraska and Iowa and ending in Wisconsin and Illinois, with possible further eastward drift depending on surface wind direction."

The timeline of the UN’s forecast is suprising, given that the earthquake hit on March 11th, and Accuweather formerly estimated the following times for radiation – in a worst-case scenario – to reach the West Coast:

Calculated time for radioactive particles to cross the Pacific from the power plants in Japan to big West Coast cities if the particles take a direct path and move at a speed of 20 mph:

Cities Est. Distance (miles) Est. Time to Cross Pacific (days)
Anchorage 3,457 7
Honolulu 3,847 8
Seattle 4,792 10
Los Angeles 5,477 11

But it is vital to note that many experts are saying that only extremely low levels of radiation will hit Americans. As the New York Times reports:

"Health and nuclear experts emphasize that radiation in the plume will be diluted as it travels and, at worst, would have extremely minor health consequences in the United States, even if hints of it are ultimately detectable. In a similar way, radiation from the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 spread around the globe and reached the West Coast of the United States in 10 days, its levels measurable but minuscule." . . .'

Correction Time


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Barbie Vajazzled! lol

Vajazzling!..Dedicated to Cnairn

I appreciate woman and art...Now they are both combined in a new trend called "Vajazzling!"  I recommend this for woman that are well built and would like for men to gawk at them at bars. Jewels are studded to the body in a tasteful object d'art.   


Tsunami victim Hiromitsu Shinkawa

Japan tsunami survivor Hiromitsu Shinkawa found 10 miles out at sea

Rescuers spot 60-year-old from Fukushima prefecture clinging to the roof of his home two days after the tsunami struck

Zach The Great

Tsunami View From Inside Airport

Watch Ground Move

Gas Prices Hit The Economy

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

How the human penis lost its spines

Scientists are seeking to understand the underlying reasons why humans and chimpanzees have key differences.

We know that humans have larger brains and, within the brain, a larger angular gyrus, a region associated with abstract concepts. Also, male chimpanzees have smaller penises than humans, and their penises have spines. Not like porcupine needles or anything, but small pointy projections on the surface that basically make the organ bumpy.

Stocking Stuffer?

"Tins filled with the air sucked out of an ageing wooden stable, straw lined and filled with gas producing cattle has become an instant hit after it went on sale in Germany.

Managers of the 'Countryside air to go' project say their clients are mainly country people who have moved to the city and want to be reminded of home.

The cans cost £5 a pop and can be ordered from the web site

One advert boasts: 'Simply put your nose to the tin and peel back the lid for the authentic smell of the country'. . . ."

Interesting PM Charts

Silver has been the clear winner as it broke out first while the large and junior silver shares would breakout later. Note how Gold has yet to breakout and how GDXJ and GDX have yet to test recent highs. We believe the lack of a breakout in Gold and the gold shares is a warning sign for Silver. Rather than a breakout that initiates an impulsive advance that lasts for months, this breakout in Silver could be potentially dangerous for those jumping in at these levels. . . .

Monday, March 7, 2011

Barter Wins...Germany Most Liked Country!

On this day...March 7

On this day in 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention--the telephone.
The Scottish-born Bell worked in London with his father, Melville Bell, who developed Visible Speech, a written system used to teach speaking to the deaf. In the 1870s, the Bells moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where the younger Bell found work as a teacher at the Pemberton Avenue School for the Deaf. He later married one of his students, Mabel Hubbard.
While in Boston, Bell became very interested in the possibility of transmitting speech over wires. Samuel F.B. Morse's invention of the telegraph in 1843 had made nearly instantaneous communication possible between two distant points. The drawback of the telegraph, however, was that it still required hand-delivery of messages between telegraph stations and recipients, and only one message could be transmitted at a time. Bell wanted to improve on this by creating a "harmonic telegraph," a device that combined aspects of the telegraph and record player to allow individuals to speak to each other from a distance.
With the help of Thomas A. Watson, a Boston machine shop employee, Bell developed a prototype. In this first telephone, sound waves caused an electric current to vary in intensity and frequency, causing a thin, soft iron plate--called the diaphragm--to vibrate. These vibrations were transferred magnetically to another wire connected to a diaphragm in another, distant instrument. When that diaphragm vibrated, the original sound would be replicated in the ear of the receiving instrument. Three days after filing the patent, the telephone carried its first intelligible message--the famous "Mr. Watson, come here, I need you"--from Bell to his assistant.
Bell's patent filing beat a similar claim by Elisha Gray by only two hours. Not wanting to be shut out of the communications market, Western Union Telegraph Company employed Gray and fellow inventor Thomas A. Edison to develop their own telephone technology. Bell sued, and the case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld Bell's patent rights. In the years to come, the Bell Company withstood repeated legal challenges to emerge as the massive American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) and form the foundation of the modern telecommunications industry.

Fascism on the Rise Again in Germany

'Just three days into the job, Germany's new interior minister is already causing his government a headache after wading into a highly delicate debate about multiculturalism and claiming Islam was not a key part of the German way of life. "Islam in Germany is not something supported by history at any point," Hans-Peter Friedrich told journalists on his first day as Thomas de Maiziere's replacement on Thursday.

Friedrich was speaking in the context of a probe by German authorities into last Wednesday's killing of two U.S. airmen at Frankfurt Airport, in which it is believed the 21-year-old Kosovan suspect Arid Uka was a lone operator motivated by radical Islamist beliefs. His comments were a play on words, turning on its head an earlier remark made several months ago by German President Christian Wulff, who said Islam now "belongs to Germany" because of the 4 million Muslims who live there. . . .

Germany is home to Western Europe's second-biggest Islamic population after France. The single biggest minority is Turkish. In contrast to the situation in Britain or France, where simmering racial tensions sometimes explode into violence, German Muslims live relatively peacefully alongside mainstream society, but a lack of integration has long posed a problem.

Opposition member Dieter Wiefelsputz of the Social Democratic Party referred to Friedrich's comments as "rubbish," saying that the minister began his term with "poor judgment."'

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Keep an Eye on the 2 Year Note...

Chart In Focus

" . . . In this week's chart, I compare the 2-year Treasury Note yield to the Fed Funds target rate.  One could use other short term rates for this comparison, but I have found that the 2-year yield seems to do the best job of indicating what the Fed should do.  And the 2-year yield does a great job of indicating ahead of time what the Fed is going to do.  If the Fed would just set the Fed Funds target close to the 2-year yield, we would see a lot more stability in the financial markets. . . . "

On this day...March 6

On this day in 1899, the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin registers Aspirin, the brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, on behalf of the German pharmaceutical company Friedrich Bayer & Co.

Now the most common drug in household medicine cabinets, acetylsalicylic acid was originally made from a chemical found in the bark of willow trees. In its primitive form, the active ingredient, salicin, was used for centuries in folk medicine, beginning in ancient Greece when Hippocrates used it to relieve pain and fever. Known to doctors since the mid-19thcentury, it was used sparingly due to its unpleasant taste and tendency to damage the stomach.

In 1897, Bayer employee Felix Hoffman found a way to create a stable form of the drug that was easier and more pleasant to take. (Some evidence shows that Hoffman's work was really done by a Jewish chemist, Arthur Eichengrun, whose contributions were covered up during the Nazi era.) After obtaining the patent rights, Bayer began distributing aspirin in powder form to physicians to give to their patients one gram at a time. The brand name came from "a" for acetyl, "spir" from the spirea plant (a source of salicin) and the suffix "in," commonly used for medications. It quickly became the number-one drug worldwide.

Aspirin was made available in tablet form and without a prescription in 1915. Two years later, when Bayer's patent expired during the First World War, the company lost the trademark rights to aspirin in various countries. After the United States entered the war against Germany in April 1917, the Alien Property Custodian, a government agency that administers foreign property, seized Bayer's U.S. assets. Two years later, the Bayer company name and trademarks for the United States and Canada were auctioned off and purchased by Sterling Products Company, later Sterling Winthrop, for $5.3 million.

Bayer became part of IG Farben, the conglomerate of German chemical industries that formed the financial heart of the Nazi regime. After World War II, the Allies split apart IG Farben, and Bayer again emerged as an individual company. Its purchase of Miles Laboratories in 1978 gave it a product line including Alka-Seltzer and Flintstones and One-A-Day Vitamins. In 1994, Bayer bought Sterling Winthrop's over-the-counter business, gaining back rights to the Bayer name and logo and allowing the company once again to profit from American sales of its most famous product.