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    • Thu, Aug 01, 2013 - 03:58pm

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      dps

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      Systemic Pesticides

    I'm the chair of the Colorado State Beekeepers Association Pesticide Committee.  In that capacity, I have created a slide presentation called "What Honeybees Taught Me About Pesticides" … a couple of snips:

    Neonicotinoid is one type of Systemic Poison.  There are many.  What gets "tested" is called the Active Ingredient (AI).  Nothing else in the mixture must be tested.  AI is tested in isolation, the effect of combined AIs, as is frequently found in bee hives, is almost completely unknown.  Registrants, the company asking EPA for registration, are responsible for their own testing.  EPA takes the results without question.  Results are not peer reviewed or published.  AI metabolizes over time breaking down into new chemical combinations that are environmentally dependent (temperature, humidity, etc.).  There is a concept called half-life.

    Half of the Active Ingredient is still left in:
    Clothianidin            148 – 1,155 days
    Imidacloprid            40 – 997 days
    Thiamethoxam        25 – 100 days*
    Dinoteferan            50 – 100 days
    varies by soil density, higher density produces longer half-life.
    * Clothianidin is a primary metabolite of thiamethoxam, that is, thiamethoxam metabolizes into clothianidin.  Yet another layer of “gotcha”

    There is much more … dons

    • Sat, Feb 18, 2012 - 12:28am

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      dps

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      interesting

    At one point Chris Martenson mentioned that he was an Everbank customer.

    On that information, I opened an account, but I didn’t stay there because I decided I preferred a local Credit Union.

    I wonder if Chris is still a customer.

    I’m at BullionVault for the same reason.

    I’m frustrated right now with the reporting requirements.  I’m using TurboTax and it started me down one path reporting about an off shore “account” … after I finished that it asked me about offshore “assets” … and I responded yes … I think that was a mistake, but have not confirmed that yet.

    • Fri, Sep 23, 2011 - 01:08am

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      dps

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      my daily reading list

    http://www.tfmetalsreport.com/ … bad language which is unnecessary, but ignore it and there is value.

    http://silvergoldsilver.blogspot.com/ … same comment as above.

    http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/ … deflationist view … nice ballance to cm.com

    http://dailyreckoning.com/ … interesting and low key. 

     

    nice thread, jim, i’m interested to see what others post.   … dons

    • Thu, Aug 25, 2011 - 01:41am

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      less debt is better

    No matter what the future holds, I would think that paying down debt is to your advantage.  Then investing in tangible assets like land and metals is the next priority.  Best wishes … dons

    • Fri, Aug 19, 2011 - 08:07pm

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      Thanks Nelson

    Thank you for letting us know, Nelson.  That’s valuable information from my perspective.  Hugs … dons

    • Thu, Aug 18, 2011 - 11:00pm

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      Stuggling with same question.

    [quote=JohnH123]

    My wife and I have small Roth IRA’s, which I like because any appreciation is tax free, potentially a great advantage in a massive inflationary environment. I have found 3 ways to invest in physical gold & silver in the IRA.

    1. Sprott gold/silver- can be purchased throough a regular brokerage account.

    2. Goldmoney.com – has the potential advantage of being outside the USA.

    3. Custodial – 3rd party holding of physical gold/silver.

    Right now I like sprott the best because it’s easy without a lot of extra fees. The other option of course is to liquidate the Roth and buy physical gold/silver to be held in my possesion. 

    I waiver between the Roth, and physical in my possesion – what are your thoughts?

    [/quote]

    I’ve already pulled half of my IRA, paid penalty and income tax.  Moved most of it to physiscal … some in my posession, some in Bullion Vault.

    My current thinking about IRAs is that they are just too easily "changed" by a stroke of the pen.  When Congress and a President get desperate enough, all they have to do is change the rules.  My thinking is to get all my IRAs terminated and have 100% control of my finances outside "the system" which is voted into existence and can be voted out.

    It’s a hard decision.  Many of us are on the same path.  Search around the site for keywords and you will find a wealth of discussions about this topic.

    hugs … dons

    • Thu, Aug 18, 2011 - 11:00pm

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      Stuggling with same question.

    [quote=JohnH123]

    My wife and I have small Roth IRA’s, which I like because any appreciation is tax free, potentially a great advantage in a massive inflationary environment. I have found 3 ways to invest in physical gold & silver in the IRA.

    1. Sprott gold/silver- can be purchased throough a regular brokerage account.

    2. Goldmoney.com – has the potential advantage of being outside the USA.

    3. Custodial – 3rd party holding of physical gold/silver.

    Right now I like sprott the best because it’s easy without a lot of extra fees. The other option of course is to liquidate the Roth and buy physical gold/silver to be held in my possesion. 

    I waiver between the Roth, and physical in my possesion – what are your thoughts?

    [/quote]

    I’ve already pulled half of my IRA, paid penalty and income tax.  Moved most of it to physiscal … some in my posession, some in Bullion Vault.

    My current thinking about IRAs is that they are just too easily "changed" by a stroke of the pen.  When Congress and a President get desperate enough, all they have to do is change the rules.  My thinking is to get all my IRAs terminated and have 100% control of my finances outside "the system" which is voted into existence and can be voted out.

    It’s a hard decision.  Many of us are on the same path.  Search around the site for keywords and you will find a wealth of discussions about this topic.

    hugs … dons

    • Thu, Aug 18, 2011 - 10:49pm

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      dps

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      My BullionVault Experience

    Although getting the account going was a bit of a pain … quite a bit of account verification … since completed, the experience has been without difficulty.  However, all I have done is buy and add to my account.  I have not tried the sell and get the cash route yet.  Others?

    I chose BV as a result of Chris’ comment that he was a customer when he did the interview with the Bullion Vault guy.  hugs … dons

    • Sat, Aug 06, 2011 - 06:04pm

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      finally pulled the trigger

    I decided to go ahead with my next PM purchases today.  hugs … dons

    • Sat, Aug 06, 2011 - 12:36am

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      crude pricing

    Erik,

    Found this over at http://www.tfmetalsreport.com/blog/1928/three-weekly-charts

    Thought you would be interested.

    begin quote:

    Lastly, I’ve received several requests for an opinion on crude. I had hoped that 88-90 would hold but, once that failed in the massive dump on Thursday, you had to figure that 84 was in the cards. You can see that on the chart below. That should do it. IF 84 fails, it looks like it could trade to 80. At 80, it would sure look to be one heckuva good buy. If anyone out there is trading crude, be sure to buy yourself plenty of time. It looks to go much higher but maybe not as soon as next week. Be patient and you’ll be rewarded.

    end quote

    hugs … dons

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