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RUNAWAY SOCIAL SYMPATHY

Every once in a while I switch the TV channel from Fox to CNBC to see what the liberals are saying.  After listening awhile I get a deep sense of hopelessness and foreboding for our country.  The most important thing for the left is giving money to people.  They are happy to see the growth of food stamps, disability payments, housing subsidies, free healthcare and all the other welfare benefits.  They utterly fail to see the damage it is doing to the recipients.  Whole cities that once flourished have deteriorated into rotting eyesores populated with shambling hulks of chemically dependent drones.  These people are no longer employable.  They have become incompetent and helpless and the liberals can’t see that it’s their doing.

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March 19, 2012

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WHY IS SILVER SO SPECIAL?

 

Because of its malleability, ductility, conductivity and sensitivity to light, silver has a variety of industrial, medical, decorative and monetary uses.

In the medical field, silver’s anti-bacterial qualities are being used in a variety of ways to prevent infections, including the “superbug” MRSA, an anti-biotic resistant strain of staph infection that has been sweeping through hospitals.
Silver’s reflectivity and natural beauty make it an ideal metal for jewelry and silverware.

Demand for these uses of silver has remained relatively steady in the past decade, as newly wealthy middle class citizens in Asia snap up silver jewelry and silverware.   Outside of investment buying, this demand is large, steady and growing.

Silver’s millennia-long use as a medium of exchange makes it very sympathetic to the movement of that most monetary of all metals: gold.  In fact, it usually moves much more quickly than gold.

Silver demand has exceeded silver mine production for all of the last decade.  With each passing year, scrap and government sales have been required to bridge the gap.  But now the overall amount of scrap supply is dwindling.

There are indications of a major silver supply squeeze lying just ahead.  The futures contracts now being traded everyday represent a multiple of the entire silver supply available in the world.  When reality hits, silver prices could explode.

By Brien Lundin