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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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May 29, 2014

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A COURIOUS OVERSIGHT
By Bill Rice, Jr.

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Ted Butler labels as “phony” a prior “investigation” conducted by The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). This “investigation” lasted five years and included “7,000” man hours of work on the part of CFTC employees.

Mr. Butler had pointed out that he was never questioned by any CFTC investigators. This in itself leads one to conclude that the investigation was a fraud. How can an organization charged with regulating free and honest markets conduct an investigation for five years and not spend five minutes (or 50 hours) talking to the man who has done more research on the topic than probably any other person on earth? It is probably not an overstatement to say that absent the research and commentaries of Theodore Butler there would be far fewer people reaching the conclusion that silver markets are manipulated.

To me, Ted Butler doesn’t seem like some conspiracy wacko; as someone who can’t impressively back up and logically defend a strongly-held conviction. To me, he comes across as measured, thoughtful, smart, thorough. In other words, if the CFTC was going to do a serious investigation on this very serious subject, he’s someone its investigators would want to talk to. In-depth. But Ted Butler - the source of much of the price-manipulation information hundreds of thousands of silver investors have been exposed to - was not questioned by anyone from the CFTC.