Nancy Grace Indirectly Says ‘Buy Silver’…If You Listen Between The Rants

More clear indications are surfacing that we should all think hard about buying physical silver. Mainstream media commentator Nancy Grace misses the point in this rant and instead takes the opportunity to mock silver. Huh!?

Her bio on wikipedia says she’s a legal commentator, so I’m not sure why she’s chosen to comment on the investment choices of this criminal instead of his crime.

The big take-away is that when we see certain ideas get stomped on by anyone in public you know we must be getting close to the truth. No conspiracies here, just observing human nature and noodling over the reasons anyone would react so strongly to a footnote of this news story.

I think Chris Duane’s suggestion is correct. Everyone, especially the rich, have a lot to loose if the current dominant paradigm fails. These people are masters of the world as it works today and will have the hardest time imagining (and probably adapting to) anything different.

So when evidence surfaces that some people have clearly made choices that conflict with their own world view, they go on the attack. It’s just amazing that she chose to attack the idea of payment in physical silver instead of the crime itself.

via Nancy Grace says Silver Owners Crazy, Lonely, Rich, White Guys – YouTube.

Do What You Love

This is good advice for teaching us to support our children’s strengths but also our own strengths. When we do what we love and we do our best we succeed and thrive without the need for competition or taking anything from others. It’s kind of like how it works in nature, everything doing what it was meant to do and doing it perfectly.

Ecuador Grants Asylum to Julian Assange

This is excellent news for those who want truth to surface. I hope Assange does more shows for from his soon to be new home in Ecuador.

“Ecuador said on Thursday that it had decided to grant political asylum to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. Seeking asylum, Mr. Assange has been holed up for two months in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where the police scuffled with and arrested some of his supporters on Thursday.”

via Ecuador to Let Julian Assange Stay in Its Embassy –

All Choked Up

No really… the smoke here in Northern California is really getting tough to deal with. I ran a quick errand at lunchtime and was surprised to see so many people outside on foot – yikes – people stay indoors!

Checking the map and news websites I can see fires all around us. Up north there are wildfires, down in south Sacramento they had a multi-building fire, and of course there’s got to be some smoke from the Chevron oil refinery fire in the SF East Bay.

Really wishing I lived on the Mendocino Coast today. I know they get fires there too but I imagine those off-shore winds would be blowing the smoke away quicker than we’ll get relief here in the Sacramento area.

Curiosity Has Landed – Congrats JPL & NASA!

Congrats to the folks at JPL & NASA! It goes without saying, we’re all looking forward to seeing all the new photos/data coming in from Mars.

“Relive the nail-biting terror and joy as NASA’s Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). See and hear the team inside JPL mission control along with a visualization of the spacecraft’s entry, descent and landing.”

via Curiosity Has Landed – YouTube.

Curious Silver Market News Could Hint at More Overshoot

More curious news from ZeroHedge.

“In what may be the most amusing news of the day, according to the FT the CFTC will shortly drop its 4 year old investigation into silver manipulation, “after US regulators failed to find enough evidence to support a legal case, according to three people familiar with the situation.” …continues

And if you’ve not been following the story, the CFTC has been investigating possible silver market manipulation for four years – and has now concluded that all is ok – so they say.

Alternative media sources have been reporting that the paper silver market (silver you don’t hold physically yourself) is something like 100 times larger than the actual physical silver available and that certain entities are collaborating to rig the paper silver market to keep the market price of all silver artificially low.

That’s a hefty acquisition and the conspiracy theories that attempt to explain why it could be true are even wilder – but it still gives me a moment of pause.

Why? Because we already know that our culture is conditioned to do anything to extend the current paradigm – especially the leaders of our culture. In other words current policies all point to increasing overshoot.

Evidence? We see this evidence in the debt they borrow, to the environmental damage they allow, to the wars they wage. Manipulating markets seems well within the kinds of actions we know these leaders are capable of doing. In their defense, I suspect they see their role as essential in protecting America from collapse. So without needing to prove anything we can see the trend – so we can assume these kind of things are within the realm of possibility.

What am I doing about it?

  • Listening & watching for signs of the system breaking down.
  • Continue to build more resilience into our life.
  • Vote for politicians that embrace the shift to a new more sustainable paradigm.


Running for Cover – Swiss 2 Year

You can always count on ZeroHedge for another perspective. I watch alternative media sources like ZeroHedge for those often missed economic indicators.

“On the surface all is well, stocks are soaring, the EURUSD is up solidly, and euphoria is back, or that is at least what is being telegraphed. So why is the single biggest unmanipulated flight to safety flag (defined by us) currently available – the Swiss 2 Year – screaming to run for cover?”

Good question. Continue reading What Do Swiss Bonds Know That Nobody Else Does? | ZeroHedge.

From Lloyd’s Blog: Getting Out of the Stock Market

Alternative housing guru and publisher Lloyd Kahn posted this on this blog. Food for thought.

“A friend of mine from college told me recently that he sold all his stocks, has the money in cash, and is thinking of getting FDIC-backed Ally Bank CDs.

I cut out these headlines from today’s New York Times business pages.” –  Lloyd’s Blog: Getting Out of the Stock Market.

It does make one wonder – how the heck is this mess is going to turn out. I suspect we’ll have to wait until after the (s)election side show is over before anything is really allowed to correct itself.

Yellow Jacket: Stun Gun Case for iPhone

Yikes! Ouch! ZZZAP! What a great idea for a non-lethal self-defense item and a worthy addition to any EDC. If you can’t carry a concealed weapon for self-defense where you live – or don’t choose to – this little guy might be an ideal alternative. The inventors of Yellow Jacket raised over $100,000 via crowd-funding on and the first editions should ship by the end of October. It should be available for about $125. Visit their website and signup on their pre-order mailing list to get in line for one of these.

“scheduled to hit the US market in fall 2012 the case is advertised as being able to easily stop an aggressive male attacker, and ready for use in less than two seconds. its designer seth froom, a former military policeman came up with the product after being robbed in his home at gunpoint.”

Read more about the yellow jacket: stun gun case for iPhone.

I fired my Veterinary Clinic today – Sunset Animal Medical Center in Fair Oaks, California

I fired my Veternary Clinic today – Sunset Animal Medical Center in Fair Oaks, California. If you’ve had good or bad experiences with your vet or any business be sure to post reviews on Google+ Local and Yelp. Think of online reviews as filling the need the Better Business Bureau used to fill – connecting people with better estimates of the quality of businesses.

In a nutshell we’ve been less than impressed by the quality of care and customer service for a very long time. We should have switched vets long ago. The straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back today was the arrogant attitude of a vet tech telling me she probably wasn’t going to be giving my dog the post-op eye medication I had just returned with because it might affect the glucose curve testing I had agreed to do today. You see my dog is a diabetic, went blind, and had her cataracts removed about a month ago – so she needs her post-op medications to avoid further complications.

I’m sure the vet on duty would have straghtened the vet tech out but that arrogant attitude gave me zero confidence that my dog was safe. Like I said – this was a straw. If this was a single incident I would have not lost my cool. In my experience this is the status-quo at this business. I was done.

So I demanded they return my dog and after waiting a few minutes for them to get my dog’s medical chart together so they could give me a bill I lost patience for the last time and left – telling them to bill me as I left. I can’t tell you how much time I’ve wasted waiting for their office staff to get their charts together.

One of these charming office staff clerks called later to say I owed them $120 (or something like that) and that I had to come back in to pay them and talk to the vet about the results of the tests. The dog was there for 20 minutes so I don’t know how they had time to do anything but nice to know. Anyway after informing the gal I wasn’t EVER walking back into their business – but happy to pay over the phone if they’d tell me what they did for $120 – she said she’d need someone with more authority to call me back.

I’ve waited and no call. Par for course I say – at least I’m not in their waiting room.

Here’s the review I posted on Google +:

I was a customer of Sunset Animal Medical Center for over 8 years, until today. I fired them. There wasn’t just one thing they did wrong that drove me away, it was years of doing things wrong. In short it seems they’ve gotten so big that they’ve lost their ability to provide a consistent level of care or quality of service. It’s as if your pet’s chart is the only thing keeping people on task.


I’ve also experienced long waits in their waiting room and some arrogant office staff. Today for example it was the vet tech’s rude tone that lit my fuse. So in my humble opinion the big problem plaguing that the place is the ever changing string of staff and vets.


For example it’s a rare occurrence when I see the same vet two times in a row. I want a vet clinic that is personally involved in the day-to-day operations of their office, who remembers their patients, and follows-up on their treatment.


I recently experienced this higher level of service and care when we took one of our dogs to an eye specialist for cataract surgery. That eye clinic is run so smoothly and every member of the staff seems personally committed to my dog’s care. Unfortunately they just do eyes. So today we’re searching for a smaller more personal clinic. Goodbye Sunset!


Please be sure to post positive and negative reviews on Google+ Local and Yelp. The more of us that share our stories the easier it will be for all of us to find the good ones.