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 By k.anderson3454

11/09/2010  3:16PM

I just love this thread. I never let a day pass without reading it.:)
 By bluejay

11/02/2010  1:29AM

Some thoughts today from the Casey Dispatch:

On the Institutional Level…
Since the dawn of human existence, people have grouped together. There’s safety in numbers, and the larger the group, the higher your odds of finding an agreeable mate – not to mention one that is not directly related to you.

From the earliest days of this lumping together, leaders have been selected – if for no other reason than to give the lumps someone to line up in front of while demanding they “do something” about one problem or another.

Noisy neighbors? Kid dragged off by a pride of lions, or the wife by some Lothario down the valley? It’s off to El Jefe to complain.

The top dog, in time supplanted by his or her shaman (shawomyn?), quickly learned to encourage the tribe in their belief that the leadership possessed superior problem-solving abilities, and then to use those beliefs to personal advantage. The world has never been the same since.

More than ever in today’s world – a world of enlightened democracy – we choose our leaders based on widely held beliefs that they can solve all that ails us. Unemployment may have replaced lions and Muslim extremists the Lothario down the valley – but the net result is the same: a lot of whining and demanding that the head honchos do something.

To state the obvious, doing something invariably involves taking some sort of action. Back in the old days, the sorts of action to be taken were fairly straightforward. Lions or Lotharios alike were a matter of rounding up the appropriate number of armed lumps and setting off with firm intentions.

When the shamans came along, the game evolved as the connection between problems and solutions became rather more vague. Volcano spewing hot ash over your crops? A somber dance around the evening fire or the tossing of virgins into the volcano’s maw might be called for – actions that brought no immediate results (unless you were the virgin, that is). In these instances, the shaman could only hope for the best or, if the solution failed to materialize, to try and change the subject.

In modern society, taking action is not nearly so simple and, in fact, is as often as not entirely and utterly counterproductive. “We want more jobs!” demand the lumps. “And while you’re at it, we want a new truck, too!”

Faced with being chased out of office and having to actually work for a living, the politicians now occupying the high seats at tribal council fold back their Italian cuffs and set about drafting a steady stream of legislation designed to solve society’s most pressing problems. Or, at least, the problems felt most pressing by a sufficient number of voters to assure the legislators’ victory in the next election.

Of course, this taking of action – and in a big society with big problems, we are talking about big actions with big consequences – runs contrary to the fundamental tenets of a free market and the rights of the individual. Simply, every new regulation in some way limits some market, just as every new tax or spending program benefits a favored group only by disadvantaging another.

While I can’t put my finger on the exact point in time that the U.S. government made the shift from a generally laissez-faire attitude to one of steady action – most often meddling, interference, limitations, and obstruction – but it’s been many decades now. And, of course, it’s not just the leaders of the U.S. who’ve been playing this destructive game, but El Jefes the world over.

It’s not surprising, therefore, that the world today finds itself in such a fix. Or, more specifically, finds itself with problems that can’t be solved by layering on even more government, at least not without triggering dire consequences.

And that, dear reader, is the good news.
 By bluejay

11/01/2010  10:22AM

In a disturbing video, "End of Liberty," let the truth be told. Check out what is happening to all of us, http://inflation.us/videos.html
 By Rockroby

10/16/2010  9:49AM

It's a must to keep Jerry Brown out of the Governors seat.He will do nothing to help the miners in California out,his power lies in the people that have created the mess we are in.
We need to open 100 of our gold mines up instead of filling then in.I count three publicly traded companies that are producing and about ten that are trying to become producers.
Meg might not be best but she is a business women and will help get California working again.
Jerry Brown is part of the problem,always has been and always will be,please tell everyone you know to get out and vote for Meg and keep this blood sucking leach from bleeding us dry........
 By Rick

10/05/2010  8:01PM

The root of this mess is the continued lie to the miss-informed....(I would call them ignorant, but that would be a misnomer, since they have been lied to)...but also, and the same, the voters in every election.

Here's the problem. Most regulation has roots within a FARCE, promoting the notion of global-negative-environmental-impact-by-humans. Who is for destroying a Planet, after all?

I began studying geologic history specifically to discover (no, UNcover) the truth about all doom the doom-sayers play upon us. Follow the money, and the control potential, to uncover the real reason.

There is no global threat created by humans. That is an ugly, narcisistic and conceited view humanity's importance. Within the context of the realistic and true analysis measuring extinction events, we humans are meaningless, and should not be fooled into believing such garbage.

"Hello, I'm here to sell you snake oil, to cure all ailments."....yes, that guy on the wagon in the mid 1850's ....

There have been many ice-ages, and subsequent warming ages, but this political fraudulent farce is trying desparately to not allow it to become known. Check within our public schools and you will find no mention of history in things geologic, but you will find lies that give environmental a front seat in importance. Ask your kids...they'll tell you the lies they've been taught.

And along the way, remember to check the State Unions who have a vested interest in keeping the farce alive.

We should be ashamed to get sucked into it all....fox guarding the hen-house......

Better put, ugly and disturbing as it is, the fake notion of an-Earth-in-peril has allowed The New Regulation "ambitions" of a controlling political opportunistic group of crooks to actually sway the heart-strings of people completely unaware of the truth.

I want to gag.
 By martin newkom

10/04/2010  10:27AM

We have too many people in our
gov'ts who come fresh out of
college with no sense of the REAL
world, only academics, and all
they do a good job of is to sit
and think and create trouble.
 By bluejay

10/04/2010  1:02AM


You speak the truth.

The City Council in our town just banned leaf blowers. Ever try raking oak leaves, especially when you live on an acre and a third? Government, wherever, just seems to be senseless in what they create at our expense.

Included below is one man's take on what's going on in Las Vegas with folks who went belly-up depending upon their elected representatives to safeguard them closely in monitoring the mortgage companies and the banks concerning their past practices:

From Patrick.net

(We)live in Vegas, we have 3 houses here and a condo. The houses are all underwater and with the condo, their only worth 45% of what we paid for them 5 years ago. We moved here from NY to save money. The house we're living in, we can't get enough rent for to make the mortgage, the other houses and the condo all even out and we don't have to put any money into them. The job situation here really sucks. The wife and I both work at home so it isn't a problem for us, but there are tons of unemployed people here and thousands of empty houses. At the beginning of every month, we see moving vans, it's a very transient place. Only 2 of our neighbors own their homes, everybody else is a renter.

Yet even with all the empty houses, they are STILL building more. You can buy a new house here for 1/3 the cost of houses that were built 10 years ago. I dunno who is buying them though. There are also hundreds of empty condo buildings around here. You can tell their empty as there are no lights on at night.

If you're thinking of moving here, DON'T!
 By Rick

10/03/2010  6:29PM

Clarity and wisdom for the future of California lies directly with us, who know the problem. Regulation is killing the private sector.

Regulation is cloaked in "good-deeds-for-all" as the truth is plain to see.....regulation is a demon, used to sway heart-strings for political motive.
 By bluejay

09/29/2010  11:47PM

In a recent CNBC interview Meredith Whitney says, based on her exhaustive research on the financial condition of the States, that California is hurting the most by a mile. At the other extreme, Texas is the best.

Ms. Whitney alerted the financial world of the dire condition over at CitiCorp months prior to the bank's shameful stock performance that almost hit zero, down from 50.

The bottom line appears quite likely that California's financial condition is far worse than the politicians are letting on. California Municipal bonds are an item that should not be in your portfolio.
 By bluejay

09/23/2010  3:17PM

The founder of Home Depot, Bernie Marcus, explains how disconnected Washington is to the small businessman and how they are being destroyed, contrary to the phony rhetoric that comes from that source.

 By bluejay

09/22/2010  1:18PM

Bernanke and Geithner come to mind after reading the true accounting of what really took place prior to the sinking of the Titanic.

 By bluejay

09/20/2010  9:17PM

The following is part of the Casey Dispatch letter today:

Termites in the Economy

Dear Reader,

On average, a termite colony eats the equivalent of about two feet of a 2” x 4” board every year.

Not a lot in the grand scheme of things.

Over time, however, their constant gnawing will destroy the integrity of a structure. I can still recall my great surprise when, as a teen living in a surf shack on the Kona coast, the ceiling of my bedroom gave way. One minute, quiet morning – the next, a scene worthy of a Stephen King novel, with tens of thousands of bugs pouring down from on high.

Termites came to mind yesterday while doing a quick pass through my email correspondence… much of it from you, dear readers. It seemed as though every third email had to do with some new regulation or new government agency started in order to pass some new regulation(s).

Viewed in isolation, these manifestations of the professional meddling classes might be of little consequence. But when you step back and view them as the swarm they are, you can quickly see that the termite analogy is a good one. Subtly, these termites are eating away at the foundation of America.

For illustrative purposes only, following is a hastily assembled and woefully incomplete list of just some of what’s going on just behind the smooth veneer of this American life.

Government Departments/Agencies. I don’t know with any certainty how many different federal departments and agencies there are, but there are a lot. Support for that contention can be found by visiting this U.S. government site containing page after page of links to the various departments and agencies. Not having an abundance of time this morning, I copied the names of just those entities that started with A, B, C, or D.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg – and many of these entities are umbrella organizations for yet more sub-agencies and departments.

Believe me, there were over two pages listed. No way I'm going to take up all of our Forum space with them. Their existence is bad enough.
 By bluejay

09/03/2010  9:49PM

The following is a short exerpt from today's Casey's Dispatch:

And the mining industry added 8,000 jobs, as you would expect it to. All to the good, until the next round of legislation sends this and other “dirty” businesses back into retreat. (A major overhaul of the U.S. mining regulations was temporarily shelved because the Democrats were concerned it would hamper Nevada senator Harry Reid’s reelection chances. After the elections, expect it to resurface.)
 By bluejay

09/01/2010  7:45PM

The following are some beginning exerpts by Vedran Vuk in today's Casey's Dispatch article, "Regulation to Nowhere:"

Regulation to Nowhere
By Vedran Vuk

China has some serious economic issues, but many are pointing to the wrong problems. A common culprit is the vast government spending that has created empty cities such as Ordos on the Mongolian border.

At first, the reckless spending on the empty city seems like the apex of government waste. But in a way, this isn’t so bad. In fact, it is a lesser evil as far as government expenditure goes. The United States has had similar projects on a smaller scale, such as the Alaskan bridge to nowhere.

Though many were outraged by the bridge, the spending could have been worse. Think about it this way. The bridge to nowhere would have cost nearly $250 million. The result would have been a redistribution of funds to a select few Alaskans and a useless bridge. Sure, it’s a waste. But suppose that instead, the government gave an additional $250 million to the Environmental Protection Agency or to the Internal Revenue Service to hire more employees.

With a bunch of new environmental busy-bodies to concoct and enforce regulations, we’d certainly be worse off. They would spend their time harassing and intimidating mines, power companies, and other productive industries. As a result, it would become more difficult to operate these important businesses. With more restrictions and obstacles, jobs are lost and costs increase.
 By bluejay

09/01/2010  5:56PM


I thought you and others might have an interest in the following three part youtube interview of Stefan Molyneus by Max Keiser dealing with the reality of general aggression:

 By Rae Bell

08/26/2010  8:31AM

 By Rick

08/25/2010  7:33PM

As regulation continues to thread its way into the focus of mining gold in this awesome mine, of course a focus on the positive potential discovery is what will succeed.

This "YES!" is a real one. Another name is optimism.

Gosh, when we sit back and hear from everyone else with foul pessimism prevailing, as to how we can or cannot do something based on what THEY say, we see the negative, (Fighting upstream living to tell about it is a victory...picture a spawning fish), the real story being to unleash potential success and discard the negative.

We have a choice:

To accept the status quo, regulation amuck with over-regulation and boots-on-the-throat?

Or to pioneer as our country has proven from our founding: self-determination, freedom for our own responsibilities, success and expanding the potential success with growth as a focus...

This is our choice.
 By Rick

08/25/2010  7:17PM

Mike, great point, and I agree. Whoops for going a little too far on the 'identification part of our worries.'

New Forum topic to follow...
 By Dave I.

08/25/2010  5:36PM

I feel that this s not ignorance,but how a solution to your problems of discrimination to mining, wither it be your mine or any bodies else who has a mine in our state. The politics is to make government accountable for their restriction of your rights as well as ours.
 By Michael Miller

08/25/2010  5:14PM

I agree that while politics now become a factor for conducting business more than in years past, gold mining is our Forum foundation. I'll take the rare step and delete this topic by Friday instead of moving the contents to Miscellaneous.

No industry can continue to withstand the poor behavior by well meaning government agencies and personnel as the Sixteen to One has encountered for the last fourteen years. One of the secondary reasons for maintaining this FORUM to produce evidence of wrongful behavior towards the Sixteen to One. This is how others will march with us. Let's eliminate ignorance to broaden support for this noble gold operation.

When I go back and reread any topic from first entry to the most recent, I find enough evidence for a reader (negative to mining) to become positive or neutral.

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