Thursday, April 14, 2011

Why I Had Seaweed Salad For Dinner

Tonight, before heading out to an All-Candidate’s debate for my riding, I stopped at a Japanese restaurant for some Miso Soup, Seaweed Salad and a couple Temaki (sushi rolled like a cone).  

I'm not sure if you've had seaweed salad before, but if you haven't, it looks kinda like string beans with a hint of slime, and is very crunchy.  The "tangy" sauce, was--uh--different; the dish tasted like what I suspected it might.  What that flavour is, I don't know.  They were very crunchy and you had to really chomp on them.  I did manage to eat my whole plate, and hopefully nobody saw me battling it out with my gag refelex. 

Anyways, why did I subject myself to seaweed salad and seaweed, cone-rolled sushi, when I prefer sashimi (raw fish, no seaweed) so much more? 

That headline is one reason. 

The Japanese have been withholding information on the Fukushima disaster, and it’s not far-fetched to believe that Canadian and US governments may be withholding information too.  They’re telling us not to worry and don’t feel it’s necessary to test for radiation as it may hurt “the industry”. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Did You Know Gas Prices Are Down Since December?

It was only a little over 4 months ago when I suggested to a few (not enough) people that they pick up some silver while it was still only $30/oz.

So four months ago, I said it might be too late in six months.  Well, it's been over four months, and while the price of silver has managed to rise 36% in that time, this does not mean it's too late.  I'm not going to cover all the reasons silver has a long way to go, but I will share with you a graphic I came across recently at

Silver coming back after being suppressed; see Buy Silver Crash JP Morgan for an introduction on how silver & gold has been suppressed by global Mega Banks.

As you can see, over the last 30 years, silver is actually down, 25% (in December 2010, today silver is over $40/oz)--it has a long way to catch back up to it's precious metal cousins.  Historically, it usually took 15-20 ounces of silver to buy an ounce of gold; in 1980, this ratio was 21.25 ounces of silver to 1 ounce of gold.  Over the last 6 months this ratio has dropped from upwards of 58:1 down to close to 36:1.  In all likelihood, silver is going to continue to catch up to it's historical norm, which mean's, even if we took $1500/oz gold (currently $1457, in all likelihood, $1600+ by year end) that would equal $75/oz silver (20:1)$100/oz (15:1), though there's no saying exactly how long it might take silver to reach these historical norms once again.  Something else to keep in mind is that countless commentators and investors, much wiser than I are saying that $2000/oz & $5000/oz gold is in our future, maybe even before the decade is out.

6 Month Gold/Silver Ratio
If you have money lying around that your saving and not looking at investing, buy a few ounces of silver.  Prices aren't rising, sure it costs you more for all your basics (food, energy), but that's not because the prices are rising, that's because our dollars are losing their value (of which there is no inherent value, like in silver and gold).  On December 3, 2010, silver closed at $29.38/oz, oil at $90.26/brl; that mean's with 3.1oz of silver, I could've bought a barrel of oil.  Today, silver closed out at $40.11/oz, oil at $106.67; which means I'd only have to spend 2.7oz for a barrel of oil today.  Bet you didn't think the price of oil had gone down in the last 4 months.

On December 2, 2010, gas jumped up to about $0.94/L--a 50 litre fill costing $47 or 1.6oz of silver; fill up 50 litres tonight and that would cost you $54.95 ($1.099/L) or 1.4oz of silver today.  With oil prices likely reaching at least $150/barrel before the year is out, in my estimation; prices of almost everything will be affected, that's basically anything that travels to get to you (that's why I also recommend joining a CSA today so you can feed your family with food grown within 50 miles of your dinner table).

It's really quite easy to get on the road to preserving your wealth, by buying silver, rather than losing it to the hidden tax/bondage chain of inflation.  There are 6 or 8 coin shops in Edmonton, with silver on hand, you can buy 1oz or 1000oz, and they'll buy it back from you whenever you choose to sell.  If I would've know how easy and un-intimidating it was to buy silver from a shop, I would've done it four years ago when silver was still under $13/oz.  Don't let yourself miss out on what is still a great opportunity to preserve some of your hard earned wealth.  Share this with your family and friends so they can protect their money too.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Some context on the Libyan "Rebels"

Below is a little bit of information for you to keep in mind as you here “news” without context, which is all that the main stream media supplies.  If you’re like me, you may have thought Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi was talking crazy when he stated "What is happening now is not the people's power. It is international terrorism led by al-Qaeda," in regards to the uprising in his country.  Turns out this is not so far-fetched of a statement.

The information below is taken from the following article by Webster G. Tarpley:  The CIA’s Libya Rebels: The Same Terrorists who Killed US, NATO Troops in Iraq.  Keep in mind as you read through the excerpts that Al-Qaida is a creation of CIA and many Al-Qaida members have been on the CIA payroll (See Tim Osman aka Osama Bin Laden).  Also, in the article below, Anwar Al-Awlaki is mentioned as a “rising star” of Al-Qaida; American born Al-Awlaki is currently on the CIA’s Kill or Capture list (Muslim cleric Aulaqi is 1st U.S. citizen on list of those CIA is allowed to kill).  For a little context on Anwar Al-Awlaki, here’s some link to some articles detailing some of his past:

Since a lot of this may be new to some, let me sum up what I've excerpted below.  The Libyan rebels currently being supported by NATO forces in fact belong to the same group that has sent the most suicide bombers to Iraq per capita; almost 20% of suicide bombers in Iraq hailed from the north-eastern area of Libya, site of the current uprising.  So well we fight Al-Qaida in Afghanistan & Pakistan, we give them air support and weapons in Libya, and by we, I mean the ruthless, corrupt individuals that we still allow to run our countries.