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They are like a dog on the mailman’s leg JB!

Bill

They are the ones that broke it open, Tom Fitton is a real American Hero!

 

Courtesy of Dave.

Jim

The Trump Trade War Recession?
September 28, 2018

“A conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.”

—William F. Buckley, Jr., 1955

I will never compare myself to Bill Buckley, as a writer or anything else. He was one-of-a-kind and a personal hero who I am disappointed to say I never met but who I read a lot. The response to my recent tariff comments gives me a small hint of how it must have felt to “stand athwart history” and launch the modern conservative movement. Many of you support the tariffs. And I understand your reasons. I really do.

Free trade used to be a core belief of the conservative movement. Hayek, Friedman, Mises, Rothbard, and numerous other economists eloquently explained why. Several liberal economists agree. Conservative politicians spent the last few decades moving us in that direction, albeit imperfectly and with some big mistakes along the way. But few disagreed with the ideal.

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Jim/Bill,

A “GOLDEN” paradox with a “SILVER” lining.

Two of the heaviest metals on the Periodic Table offer the lightest versatility.

Just what the Comex doesn’t need to hear…another application.

CIGA Wolfgang Rech

New Gold-Silver Alloy To Supply U.S. Military With Lighter, More Powerful Devices
October 15, 2018

(Kitco News) – Scientists backed by the U.S. Army have developed a new gold-silver alloy that would lighten U.S. military’s devices as well as make them more powerful, according to a new study.

The new alloy comes from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory — completed in conjunction with the University of Maryland and Brazil’s Paulista State University.

The discovery opens doors for lighter electronic devices that are more precise, powerful and energy efficient, authors of the study wrote in an article published in the Advanced Optical Materials last month.

“When tuned properly, the integrated alloyed materials can lead to reductions in the weight of energy harvesting devices, lower power requirements for electronics and even more powerful optical sensors,” said one of the authors Joshua McClure from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

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Greyerz – This Will Make The World As We Know It Unrecognizable
October 14, 2018

As the world edges closer to the next crisis, today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE and historic moves in currencies, warned King World News that this will make the world as we know it unrecognizable.

What A Difference A Day Makes

 (King World News) – Egon von Greyerz:  “What a difference a day makes!” Well we didn’t get the sun and the flowers like in Dinah Washington’s song but more like storm and showers. For the ones who don’t remember Dinah, Amy Winehouse made a more recent version of the song. Last week I warned investors again, in the strongest tone possible, of the risks in markets. So what triggered it? Was it the Fed’s interest rise? Or was it the trade war with China? Or maybe it was Kavanaugh?

We mustn’t believe that we can predict the exact time something will happen. Nor do we know what will cause a turn in markets. But what we have known for quite some time is that markets have been extremely vulnerable to a turn…Egon von Greyerz continues:  “Last week I said:

“With 19 Hindenburg Omens since August (a very bearish technical signal), the US market looks extremely vulnerable. So do most major markets around the globe after one of the longest and steepest bull markets in history. Whether or not we will see a final exhaustive up move or not is irrelevant. Risk is at a maximum and we are very near the start of one of the biggest secular bear markets in history. Now is the time to be safe rather than sorry.”

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