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 By bluejay

04/02/2010  3:45PM

Native American Saltwork
December 14, 2009 | USGS

“Native Americans of the Miwok tribe in the northern Sierra Nevada, California carved basins into granite bedrock to produce salt for trade. They filled the basins with water from a salt spring and let the water evaporate, leaving a salt residue in the basin.” USGS reports that this is the oldest evidence of business in North America.
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Too bad the malfuntioning Water Board appointees weren't in service back then. Can you imagine how the local Indians would have handled them? Messing with mother nature's will along with a self fulfilling rules book could have easily caused them to be the target for a few arrowheads.
 By Gordon

04/02/2010  4:34AM

Mike,
To play fair you need to include a bit more information.
What kind of hoist?
What size of drum(s)?
What kind of drum(s)?
What size of rope?
What kind of rope?
How many wraps do you want left on the drum or what is the expected life of the rope?
How is it secured to the skip?
Is the 277 ft the full vertical length to be hoisted or the vertical distance between the lowest level and the tip pocket?
And more?
 By bluejay

03/30/2010  4:04PM

Another torpedo, capital controls hidden in a stimulus bill. The following is from today's the Casey Dispatch:

Capital Controls Are Here?
Two days ago over at zerohedge.com, they ran a story titled “It’s Official – America Now Enforces Capital Controls.” Here’s the story’s lead-in:

It couldn't have happened to a nicer country. On March 18, with very little pomp and circumstance, President Obama passed the most recent stimulus act, the $17.5 billion Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (H.R. 2487), brilliantly goalseeked by the administration's millionaire cronies to abbreviate as HIRE. As it was merely the latest in an endless stream of acts destined to expand the government payroll to infinity, nobody cared about it, or actually read it. Because if anyone had read it, the act would have been known as the Capital Controls Act, as one of the lesser, but infinitely more important provisions on page 27, known as Offset Provisions - Subtitle A – Foreign Account Tax Compliance, institutes just that. In brief, the Provision requires that foreign banks not only withhold 30% of all outgoing capital flows (likely remitting the collection promptly back to the U.S. Treasury), but also disclose the full details of non-exempt account-holders to the U.S. and the IRS. And should this provision be deemed illegal by a given foreign nation's domestic laws (think Switzerland), well the foreign financial institution is required to close the account. It's the law. If you thought you could move your capital to the non-sequestration safety of non-U.S. financial institutions, sorry you lose – the law now says so. Capital Controls are now here and are now fully enforced by the law.

After reading through the “Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act,” which is actually H.R. 2847, not H.R. 2487 as indicated above, the assessment by zerohedge.com appears to be accurate. Sure there are those who will say that this bill is about “cutting down on tax evasion” not “capital controls,” but I think that’s naïve. Even so, I encourage you to read the entire piece by zerohedge.com (link here) and all 48 pages of the HIRE Act (link here) so you can decide for yourself.
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One wonders, when will a flashpoint of significance send the message that enough is enough?
 By bluejay

03/30/2010  9:40AM

The following is from the opening scene of an X-Files show and spoken by an actor portraying a Navajo Indian.

"There is an ancient Indian saying that something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it.

My people have come to trust memory over history.

Memory like fire is radiant and immutable while history serves only those who seek to control it.

Those who would dose the flame of memory in order to put out the dangerous fire of truth, beware of these men for they are dangerous themselves and unwise.

Their false history is written in the blood of those that might remember it and of those who seek the truth."
 By Rick

03/28/2010  6:32PM

Everyone, read Bluejay's words below.

My immediate comment is exactly what I wrote yesterday under the topic 'Which Came First....' (read that, it's crucial.)

While voting is still legal, our duty and recourse and mandate is to kick these effers out.

Anyone who uses their political power to appoint effers to do their dirty work needs to go. The 'president' uses Czars, appointments void of validation with a vote. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE????

They will only leave when we vote them out, or their Unconstitutional mandates are heard in front of the US Supreme Court. Which, is only going to happen if someone with BALLS and/or a WOMB take it there.


There will be court-fights, lawsuits, revenge appeals, all dependent upon whom they've managed to place into power on the bench. We've seen this first hand in the 3rd Circus Court, and in the 9th Circus Court, and we are on the precipice of tyrrany if the balance of decision, if mandated-policy-purchased-power-appointed-justices trump true Constitutional content in lieu of their contracted decisions.

Supreme Court balance is crucial. We already have a history of politically-motivated "justices" finding words and meaning in OUR CONSTITUTION that they have decided should be there, but ARE NOT, and their political decisions establish rule from the bench.

Any and all of us reading this: we are speaking to ourselves on this tiny tiny tiny forum, as good as it is, but there is a far larger mind that needs to hear from us. We are sharing like-minded ideas with each other while we need to expand our message, outside of the box.

Copy and paste this into any and all blogs you can.

VOTE!!! Speak, write, share, tell, always the truth.
 By bluejay

03/28/2010  2:19PM

Sevicing debt in these times is a real killer.

Not only does paying the debt charge shrink consumer demand for goods and services which is counterproductive to economic growth, now it appears that Ford is experiencing problems handling their debt obligations. The sad truth is that China is flipping our IOU's for hard goods as is exemplified by the follow news headline:

Chinese Car Maker Buys Volvo From Ford For $1.8 Billion

The trend is well established for the great American wealth shakedown along with expected future reduced living standards. The reversal trend started with the encouragement from Alan Greenspan to start using our profits in real estate as our own personal ATM machine. Were Americans taking money from their apparent profits or were they just piling on the debt? Well, I think we all know the ugly truth.

What happened in the housing market was no different that what happened in the silver market in the late 1970's. As silver advanced there was more available cash in the accounts of Comex silver investors to either take out lowering their cushion of margin safety or leveraging up with more debt obligations. In many cases they took money out or just, leveraged up. The collapse in prices soon followed with devastating losses to the longs.

Although the Hunts were responsible for the majority increase in silver prices, it was the public and other international interests that took it up to its final high at $50 an ounce from about $35 with their buying rout. The Hunts began their silver buying program well below $5 an ounce. It was never the intentions of them to corner the silver market, the market just could not absorb the money that they wanted to commit to it. The justification for the Hunt's buying program was that they wanted to exchange their dollars for the real McCoy and thought silver undervalued. They were worried the fiat money system was about ready to come apart at its seams.

Fortunes were lost overnight in the silver market due to excessive speculation that was fostered by debt and greed, same as those that busted the housing market. Looking back at home prices, we depended upon on our leaders and got bad advice. Alan Greenspan is the person you blame for your financial ills if you have them. Not only did he encourage us to pile on the debt, he increased the money supply that helped foster the run-away top that imploded the bubble. Excess money created by the Fed, will sooner or later, create all types of bubbles. The grand-daddy of all bubbles is just waiting to happen, hyperinflation.

Now we have another destroyer of our wealth at the helm of the Fed, Ben Bernanke. Bernanke convinced the uneducated House of Representatives, with the aid from Mr. Conflict of Interest, Hank Paulson, to hand over billions of dollars to the irresponsible bank speculators in preventing a Depression. What a farce! According to Martin Armstrong, IT IS THE DEFAULT OF DEBT THAT CAUSES DEPRESSIONS.

The Depression that is coming to California, or is here already, will take down the State and dismandle many agencies in their desperate attempt to save themselves. Hopefully, the Central Water District will be one of those agencies eliminated.

The financial condition of California is more dire than is being reported. The Muni-bond market is in shambles. If you own Municipal bonds just try and sell them. You will end up selling the bonds for a shocking price compared to what your broker is telling you they are worth on your monthly statements. In some cases, there just aren't any bids, no buyers.

The State has been ruined by professional politicians. When State revenues didn't justify their salaries, they just went out and borrowed the funds against our future. As the government expanded more and more by the creation of all these extra agencies and support staff, so to, were they setting us up to be ripped off once their revenues dried up, which they have. The bottome line is: These guys are just not that smart and now we have to pay the cost of their inflated egos.

The debt factor is the key, whether it be housing prices, past silver prices or the activities of irresponsible politicians. A question that comes to mind is, why do the major cities of California have Ethics Commissions to oversee the behavior of their employees while not one can be located for the hired hands of the State?

Yes, debt is the real wealth killer along with being the breeding ground of Depressions. Heaven help us all when State officials come knocking with their new expected laws of embezzlement to cover-up their own egegious financial acts.

The one thing feared by them the most is our right to fire them with our vote. No matter what comes out of their pie-holes, give them all their pink slips when it is our turn.
 By bluejay

03/17/2010  10:59PM

Just finished reading Greg Hunter's report from usawatchdog.com concerning the Social Security System that was available tonight on http://www.jsmineset.com.

I must have been watching gold and the charts for too long, as I choked on what I read.

Now, I completely understand what Marc Faber meant when he recently stated, "we are all doomed."

One thing I figured out is that when I first started contributing to Social Security in 1962 while working for E.F. Hutton in my first year of college gold was $50 an ounce.

Today, Gold is over $1,100 and and the purchasing power of my then submitted payments over the years has shrunk to about 25% of what they can buy today which is reflected by my $1,100 plus monthly check.

This report or another report on Greg's website mentioned that the government took $2.5 trillion from the surplus account of the Social Security to hide federal deficits and never paid it back .

So, 75% of some people's original funds submitted have been compromised. The obvious winners on the other side have been the government and the Fed. When buying power disappears these two entities are the benefactors.

This is what a fiat system is all about, to prey on the people.

Here's a little easy dose of inflation that's easy to understand: A pre-1965 silver 10 cent dime with its 90% silver content is worth about $1.25 today.
 By Rick

03/17/2010  2:21PM

The Water Board would say "none" because they care more about politics than private sector mining with a hoist and the cable to support it.

So I have a question for the Water Board:

"If the ambient level of arsenic in Kanaka Creek is the same upstream from the mine as downstream, how much cable would it take to pull your head out of..."
 By gfxgold

03/17/2010  12:26AM

Mike, using the formula for a right triangle, it would take 460.27 feet of cable on a line of 37 degrees to a depth of 277 feet. Of course, I would go with a full drum of cable and then these numbers wouldn't matter.
 By Michael Miller

03/17/2010  12:04AM

Exposure is the Topic I chose over a new topic called, "Plan to Mine". Exposure houses some emtries to savor. It lives on.




Planning To Mine. Oh, sixteen to one mine, the phoenix of gold.
Planning To Mine. Here is a question that needs an answer.

If the elevation change is 277 feet vertical, how many feet of cable is necessary to operate a hoist, considering the dip of the winze averages 37 degrees?

Please enter an answer and explanation if necessary. All support will be valuable. There are underground variables you may wish to include.
 By Dave I.

03/16/2010  1:20PM

The "International California Mining Journal" Has an article Referencing Senator Reid making a statement about mining law will not be a subject of legislation for consideration in 2010.
 By bluejay

03/10/2010  1:36PM

No one really has to wonder anymore as to why we have such dependence on foreign sources for natural resources: The US and especially California, are just plain anti-mining. As the excerpt below clearly states, we have uranium but we prefer to import it adding to the nation's trade deficit and restraining the miners in the confines of the unemployed.

The excerpt is from the article "Identifying Stars In The Mexican Precious Metals Universe" Part II that appeared in the Gold Report January 10, 2010 and that was written by Trey Wasser.

"We currently operate the world's largest fleet of nuclear reactors, which produce 20% of our electricity. The U.S. currently consumes 56 million pounds of uranium annually, but only produces 4.5 million pounds. So without adding a single new reactor we are short about 50MM pounds of uranium a year. That is hardly energy independence- especially considering that we have one of the world's largest resource bases of the metal."

It is understood that in our country's historical pursuit of the metal Mother Nature was harmed but that was the fault of government, not the miners. For it was the government that issued the permits. It was, also, the government's responsibility to insure that the land and waterways were protected which they completely failed to do.

How life for the miners has changed these days as the pendulum has swung to the other extreme: the regulatory agencies have now turned into big business with the appointees pulling in $100,000 monthly salaries plus who continue to castigate the miners with fantasy justification for fines and penalties.

Unfortunately, the miners don't have the big check book that Goldman Sachs has to keep the regulators in their industry off their backs.

Is our problem with the Central Valley Water District caused because we don't run a lobbying effort like Goldman Sachs?

It's fairly obvious to informed people that rule books get thrown at you when your doing something that someone else doesn't like. Is it possible that because stuffed white envelopes weren't exchanged under tables that today we find ouselves in the position of being nailed to the cross?

Where is the rider on the white horse? What's really amazing is that after the other three horsemen of the Apocalypse have ransacked our camp, our fires are still burning. Thanks, Mike.
 By bluejay

03/02/2010  12:30PM

Hello Dave

I couldn't agree with you more. The 30 to 40 age group in Reno that I am aware of have lost their jobs while the remainder are in fear of being eliminated as well.

I have never in my life known of so many personal bankrupties and others seeking legal advice for them.

There might be Californians comtemplating Nevada as they prepare their exit plans but I see Texas, especially Austin, as a much better choice.

I recently heard that 25% of California's millionaires have already vacated. California which is the eighth largest economy in the world really messed up, big time. There is some good news for them, I'm sending in taxes due when the time comes in April.
 By Dave I.

03/01/2010  3:49AM

Hi bluejay,

You are concerned about Reno meltdown. You maybe right, but they still have another benefactor, being California and there over taxed population moving out of state to enjoy a freedom from California anti business and anti mining regulations.
 By bluejay

02/28/2010  12:24AM

Emergency shipments of condoms headed to Winter Games. 100,000 were originally handed out to 7,000 athletes and officials in Vancouver prior to the Games by health officials.

With the world financially falling apart Gerald Celente said the new big trend will be in feeling good, so the condom shortage is not a surprise at the Winter Games in Vancouver.

Just recently bad news just keeps rolling in. We have been informed that the AIG's loss in bigger than expected and Fannie needs $15.3 billion more to stay afloat.

All this reminds me of Jim Black's book, "When Nations Die." If you have read the
book you know that there are many current parallels to past demises around the globe to indicate that our turn is next.

Gold is going to unimaginable heights for those willing to accept what is happening in front of their very eyes. Reno, as an example, is way ahead of the rest of the nation being in the midst of the first stage of a complete meltdown.

http://www.leaderu.com/common/nationsdie.html

http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/blogs/postblog/2010/02/emergency-shipment-of-condoms-headed-to-olympic-athletes.html
 By Dave I.

02/17/2010  8:26PM

Wages are relative to cost of living for employees, The $19.45 hourly wages in the Bay Area were relative to wages of the early 1990's Today it is now $25.00 to $35.00 per hour for skilled labor. As for benefits, they can be almost the same amount as the wages, so doubling the wages I would think would be the hourly cost of an employee. This would also include management of the employee, training of the employee, retirement funding, social security, medical benefits, safety equipment, vacation time, sick leave, unemployment insurance, and disability insurance. These are all costs associated with an employee. Especially a union employee.
 By bluejay

02/17/2010  7:39PM

The following was submitted to the Casey Dispatch and printed today in that daily report.


According to this report from the BLS, state and local government employers spent an average of $39.83 per hour worked ($26.24 for wages and $13.60 for benefits) for total employee compensation in September 2009. Total employer compensation costs for private-industry workers averaged $27.49 per hour ($19.45 for wages and $8.05 for benefits).

Translation: government employees make about 45% more on average than private-sector employees.

No wonder the States are in trouble, the hired help is making more money than the citizens that are still lucky enough to still have a job.
 By Dave I.

02/17/2010  6:54PM

I ment to say in my last statement The argument to stop the state from enforcing the stop dredging law.
 By Dave I.

02/17/2010  6:51PM

The 1872 mining law, for which you have been gifted a right to mine. This is the argument that is being considered in federal court to cause the law the State of California passed to stop dredging. A gifted right is protected by the 9th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
This same right should protect the 16 to One from interference from the state water board law suit. P.L.P. is representing this argument, based on a court action of another federal court in another state. The argument is written up in the "California Mining Journal". I recommend you get in touch with the P.L.P. about your case against this law suit.
You might want to get a venue change to a federal court as the action of the complaint is for federal land. Which is not a state jurisdiction.
 By bluejay

02/17/2010  10:51AM

Squeeze The People

My grandfather was a member of the L.A. County Planning Commission from the mid-30's until his demise in 1958. During his tenure he refused to take a salary and, of course, never took a pension. His conviction was that it was one's civic responsibility to contribe to society, not to profit by it.

Today, so-called civil servants have positioned themselves through the halls of power in government to bleed their constituents. This is becoming self evident as government revenues supporting these high paying positions and pensions continues to shrink with expanding economic decay.

Position salaries for the CEO's of the top three banks in China make $250,000 or so in yearly compensation. A big financial shake-up is coming our way as we have been living beyound our means for far too long. In the linked news newspaper report below check out the ballooned pensions that some of the southern California school districts have handed out.

The excessive forms of public employeee benefits is surely due to be reigned in with some realistice haircuts soon to be mandated as the bankrupt State of California along with many of its municipalities are running out of options to stop the bleeding.

The Water Board gestapo with their salaries in the excess of $100,000 is one obvious place to start yielding the axe.

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