I was planning to do a piece on gathering and canning wild mustard greens, but it's too rainy outside to do any gathering. Hopefully they'll still be around when I can get some time to do some harvesting.
If you've never had mustard greens, you're really missing out. They are packed with vitamins and are similar to spinach in taste after they've been boiled. Their texture has more "tooth" than spinach. When eaten raw, they can be quite spicy.
I had my wife eat a wad of the stuff raw, and she thought I'd tricked her and given her something that was dipped in wasabi (Japanese horseradish)! Very good in salads.
The Silver rush continues in our PM store. On Thursday, we bought 300 ounces of silver from our primary PM refiner (30, 10 oz bars). Twenty-seven were sold on Friday within two hours of opening our doors. The other three bars were sold Saturday morning.
Also on Thursday, we had a walk-in with 3, 100-oz silver bars. One was sold within an hour, and the other two were sold on Friday morning, also within two hours of opening our doors.
Gold has been moving briskly as well. My guess is that this is more a function of us not having much silver in-house (at least not for very long) and the customers having to "settle" for gold.
Wow. Seems like confidence in greenbacks is waning. Who'd a-thunk it?
My gun classes continue to sell out. Three classes in a row now, and each having a waiting list. My next class in two weeks is already half full.
In combination, this gives me hope that more and more folks are waking up to what's going on around us. Pining away, expecting the federal and state governments to care for us is not going to happen.
If you're not securing tangible assets - PMs, real property, equipment, food, tools - and practical skills - self-defense, repair, food storage - you are well and truly screwed.
What is it about people feeling the need to bare their souls on Facebook?
I got a call on Friday after we had closed up. It was some guy saying he had read a Facebook entry from his sister about how she had sold some coins to our shop a few months ago. He wanted to know if it was true and if I recognized his sister's name.
I told him that, unlike jewelry purchases, if someone brings in coins, we have no legal duty to ask for ID because it serves no purpose. It would be like you requiring the grocery store to prove ownership of the loaf of bread you purchased with cash. Prove to me this is YOUR bread.
Coins, bullion and the like are not traceable, per se. Paper currency and certified coins have serials numbers, but a gold coin I buy from you is indistinguishable from a gold coin I buy from the next guy.
With precious metals, possession is 10/10th of the law...
So, the guy tells me that he is the executor of his deceased father's estate, and sis ripped him off. Coins, guitars, camera equipment. He emailed me a copy of the police report, but it said nothing about coins. I found that a bit odd since he told me she supposedly ripped off tens of thousands of dollars in coins.
Our policy is, until and unless a cop or subpoena legally compels us to disclose ANY purchase or sale, it ain't happening. We won't even acknowledge his sister came to our shop (because we have no way of knowing if she did).
Anyways, my point is, let's assume sis did in fact steal this stuff. Why in the hell would you publicly tell the world you did this AND where the police could serve a subpoena and possibly get records about selling the goods?
For goodness sake, shut your piehole, people.
Very interesting: I was sent links to this article from 3 different folks.
It's on Social Security and Medicare. It's a great, easy to understand explanation about this Ponzi Scheme. Read it, and you'll see why you will have little or no likelihood of getting your "promised share" of money out of Social Security and Medicare. No damned chance.
The regular updates you get from Social Security on how much money you'll receive are simply more Nanny Fantasy reports. File them right next to the government inflation reports, unemployment reports and economic growth reports.
Hmm. I wonder if Green Shoots can be home canned like the mustard greens....
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