Week in Review

Quote of the week

“The last thing we need is a larger, more centralized version of what we have now.” – Thomas Woods

Depoliticize Everything

by Stephen Mauzy

“What strain of person derives profit — monetary or psychic — from elected office? Mostly the strain of person I strive to avoid: the nosy neighbor too quick to comment on your daughter’s comings and goings; the junior-college erudite miffed by the world’s reluctance to embrace his brilliance; the sentimental Luddite who believes yesterday is always better than today; the impassioned community organizer whose sentences are too peppered with `we’ and `must.'” more…

The US Is Fast Becoming a Third World Police State

by Jeff Berwick

“For anyone who has their eyes open and are paying attention, the writing is on the wall as to what is going to happen in the US. All it will take is another 9/11 event or for the US Government to default on its debts or for the dollar to enter hyperinflation and the US will be locked down like a prison.” more…

TSA Gets Wise To Precious Metals Owners

by Gary Gibson

“We don’t mean to sound alarmist, good patron. But we are at a loss today. The security state is advancing inexorably. The feds are inserting themselves everywhere on the pretext of protecting us from `evildoers who wish to harm us for our freedoms.’

“We also don’t mean to seem too snarky here, but is the government’s plan to make the supposed freedom-haters lose interest in harming us by removing all our privacy and liberty?” more…

Regulars

Other Stuff

And now the numbers…

DOW Jones Industrials – 12,231.11 (+422.32/3.58%)
S&P 500 – 1,285.09 (+46.84/3.78%)
VIX – 24.53 (-6.79/-21.68%)
CSI 300 (China) – 2,709.017 (+201.14/8.02%)
BSE 500 (India) – 678,219.00 (+671,757.88/10396.93%)
MICEX (Russia) – 1,526.57 (+79.56/5.50%)
BOVESPA (Brazil) – 59,513.13 (+4,257.90/7.71%)
Nikkei 225 (Japan) – 9,050.47 (+371.58/4.28%)
RICI (Commodities) – 3,773.37 (+144.61/3.99%)
Oil/bbl (Brent) – 109.91 (+0.35/0.32%)
Corn/bu – 655.00 (+5.75/0.89%)
Wheat/bu (CBT) – 644.50 (+12.50/1.98%)
Rough Rice (CBOT) – 17.00 (+0.285/1.71%)
Copper/lb – 370.60 (+48.30/14.99%)
Gold/oz – 1,747.20 (+111.10/6.79%)
Silver/oz – 35.288 (+4.095/13.13%)
EUR-USD – 1.4147 (+0.0251/1.81%)
USD-JPY – 75.8245 (-0.4615/-0.60%)
USD-BRL – 1.6721 (-0.1034/-5.82%)
NZD-USD – 0.821 (+0.0179/2.23%)
3 Month Treasury – 0.00 (-0.02/-100.00%)
2 Year Treasury – 0.29 (+0.02/7.41%)
10 Year Treasury – 2.32 (+0.10/4.50%)
30 Year Treasury – 3.38 (+0.12/3.68%)
3 Month LIBOR – 0.43 (+0.01/2.38%)
U.S. Public Debt (official) – 14,939,575,648,600.00 (-790,262,100.00/-0.01%)
Baltic Dry Index (BDIY:IND) – 2,018.00 (-135.00/-6.27%)

Had a very interesting Friday night. Little Bear put a bean in my ear. It was stuck way down my ear canal. We eventually got it out with a paper clip with a small hook at the end, but not before many other things had been tried. The vacuum did not work, nor a q-tip with super glue, nor a trip to the ER which would have had me waiting for perhaps 8 hours. No, in the end Wonderful Wife got it out for me.

Otherwise not too much going on. Grocery shopping today. Halloween party last night. It’s starting to get cold. The leaves are nice though.

Have a great week!

 

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