Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tribute for Lucy

No Mas

I've decided to not discuss gold & silver and the 'almighty' USD with anyone, unless I am asked.  Most people are just not interested, so why bother.  I am even trying to stop mentioning the new highs that silver and gold are reaching every few months, without being asked even to my beloved wife.  I want to see if the general public (in my surroundings) will start to talk about these things.  I want to see if my ultra-conservative relatives and friends start mentioning it first.  I think, if so, then it may be time to take profits off of the table.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Drain is wide open for USD

Gold is reaching new record highs in terms of the US Dollar.  The dollar index is falling hard .. govt-induced inflation.  Gold is projected to double to over $2000 per ounce within next 6-9 months.  Anyone with savings will be losing value big time.  People are jumping into stock market to fight inflation ... not sure why, but DOW will most likely rise to higher highs.  Silver is also reaching 30 yr high .. not quite $50 per oz, but about halfway there.  This doesn't mean much to most people, but cash assets will suffer if you are invested in those instruments.  Check the price of groceries near and after Thanksgiving .. should be higher, along with gas.  I'm thinking about selling the old gold jewelry to get some Christmas money .. when gold surpasses $1400 an ounce.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Finally! A Job!

Thirteen months and 10 days later, I am no longer on the unemployment rolls.  At least, until I pass a drug test and background check.  The only drugs they'll find are Ramipril, Lovaza (fish oil) and benedryl, the miracle drug, second only to aspirin, IMHO.  Regardless, after an hour-and-half interview today, an offer was made and I took it.  I'm anxious to get back to the challenge of helping a company achieve its goals for itself and its clients.  I thank all of the businesses and taxpayers who paid for my unemployment compensation.   Right now, my second career will be part-time, but hopefully will save me in the event of another financial crisis that could take us out again.  Don't count that out as a possibility, as the world nations continue to print fiat money to float their existences.  It is a perilous game that is nearing the 'Game Over' status; i.e., time to start a new game, as the old one has reached its limitations of substainability.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

States Without Income Taxes

CORRECTION: I think I'm mistaken about Social Security.  From those in the know, I was told that you don't get taxed on SS benefits.  That's good to know.

We get taxed enough as it is.  Feds tax us to death .. literally.  You pay Social Security, then get taxed on benefits.  Talk about double taxation.  You even pay taxes on unemployment benefits and disability beni's.  Why the hell is that!  You don't have a job, and you still have to pay taxes.  If it weren't for hurricanes, I'd seriously think about moving to the Cayman Islands where there are no income taxes.  Of course, one would want to check out the caveats of living there.  It can't be all that bad.  Hmm .. research.