GOLD: What a beautiful chart for those that hold gold


And, it’s like a blinking neon sign, to those that don’t.

Be careful not to buy gold from TV ads or to pay more than 10% over spot price. You don’t want “collectibles” or strange coins from strange lands. 1 ounce bullion rounds only.

Gold or silver for investment amounts.

And for those who don’t believe or don’t have the ready funds, don’t forget the “poor man’s gold” — nickels. Last I looked they were worth 8¢ each. (Only the Gooferment can produce “money” and lose money doing it.)

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RANT: Gooferment ‘virginity checks’

Secret shame of Egypt’s army: Women protesters were forced to have ‘virginity checks’ after being arrested in Tahrir Square
Last updated at 10:10 AM on 24th March 2011

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Women arrested by the Egyptian police during protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square were subjected to forced ‘virginity tests’, according to Amnesty International. Eighteen demonstrators were detained after army officers cleared the square on March 9 at the end of weeks of protest. Amnesty today said that the women had been beaten, given electric shocks and then subjected to strip searches while being photographed by male soldiers. They were then given ‘virginity checks’ and threatened with prostitution charges if medics ruled they had had sex, according to the charity.

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And, so much for the “religion of peace”.

I’m speechless.

And, because I’m a little L libertarian, I don’t initiate force. But what I would do is select 18 Egyptian diplomats at random and make the Persona Non Grata.

And, why do we have foreign aid? This seems like a good case for revoking it.

Could it happen here?

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MEMORIES: Another person was touched


I just wanted to offer you my deepest sympathies and condolences at this time. I’ve not seen this sooner otherwise I would have replied earlier.

I’ll always have very fond memories and even though we only met and knew each other for a short time, I will certainly always remember the way she welcomed me into her home and life.

With sympathy,

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SERVICE: Any color as long as it’s black


I’m interested in offering my 100 chapter book by email.

I want to set up a sequence of 100 emails that will form up what I would call a “campaign”. When I get a victim, I want to put in that email address and forget it. I want the software to every day fire out the appropriate day’s email.

At any given point in time, I could (hopefully) have lots of them at different points in the process.

Every time I have spent time investigating a software product or web offering, I eventually found out it couldn’t. Sometimes I was told it could, installed the software and tried a test. Fail.

Hence the email message before I waste everyone’s time.

If yours doesn’t, do you know something that does?



Hello fjohn,

Mailings can not send out a schedule of separate emails, but it can send out one specific message at a specific scheduled time, and then repeat that using a specified time interval:

I am not aware of other products that do exactly what you want.


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How expensive is an Indian Programming Project?

Do it myself? Argh, that sounds like work.

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