Friday, June 24, 2011

COMING HOME?


Really? Does anyone really think these modern legionairies are coming home. Is there a choice now? 900 military bases now in 125 countries. Rome would be proud. Of course there is a problem now. It's called a rock and a hard place even if you were predisposed to bring these men home. Did the Roman soldiers come home? If you check your history the Roman Legionaire served for 25 years. Actually that is very similar to the current time in the military for the average "lifer". What are these faces going to do when they come back to this country. When they show up on the doorsteps of house in Fort Campbell Kentucky....or Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. They hardly know their wives and children that they have missed being with during some very critical years of marital growth and parental bonding.

We have tens of thousands of troops and mercenaries now returning that have virtually NO support for the adjustment to the stateside rigors of becoming a civilian again. Alcohol and drug abuse is unchecked as the pressures of a jobless recovery stateside becomes apparent. Many will manage to adjust and blend back in seemlessly to the daily work environments. They may possess a skill that's in demand. On the other hand there will be a large number of these men and kids that are going to be the "odd man out". They are not going to have their buddies watching their backs anymore. Its going to be very difficult after years of overseas deployments where you had your built in support systems and you daily purpose outlined for you to handle going out with limited skills in a jobless market and putting food on the table for a wife and children that need you now more than ever.

The Politicians that sent these men overseas have done little to provide support for many of these legionairies once they return stateside. Is it a concern to the politicians? It should be. Many of these men are skilled in the art of war and in the art of mass destruction.

I think we have entered a phase of our Republic that will need to continue war and occupation. At least for another decade to provide a means to keep these men employed and NOT stateside. At least until they can draw their pensions. That is going to be key. For without pensions and health care, many of these men are going to be in trouble. Wounded psyches from decades now of killing and occupation are bad enough. But you bring these men home from these wars and discharge them into this economy and you have a recipe for disaster. We have right now an extremely high level of suicide and homicide in these men and the pols are scared to death of this predicament. I hope that you realize that I believe even though these wars are draining our treasuries and creating enemies for us abroad everyday, that it is unlikely that these men are going to come home......unless......they are needed here.....and that's another story. gl

21 comments:

  1. not in my lifetime....hehehe...Germany (our ally? NO) Japan (our ally NO) Iraq (victory declared NO) Afghanistan (Osama dead NO) South Korea (our ally NO) and on and on....125 countries......NO ONE coming home... I wonder how bankruptcy will resolve this

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  2. Some technical analysis for Gold & Silver:

    http://www.oilngold.com/analysis/commodity-technical-analysis/technical-analysis-for-precious-metals--2011062418077/

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  3. More analysis for Gold & silver:

    http://www.goldtrends.net/

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  4. Inlet,

    You might want to look at the following and if you agree with it then maybe post it in your blog, it includes cycles as well for Gold & Silver:

    http://www.goldtrends.net/

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  5. For those of you who want to short silver, three ways to do it outside of puts and call options are:

    1) Buy ZSL
    2) Short SLV
    3) short AGQ

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  6. When it comes to shorting my favorites are #2 & #3, also shorting individual miners, if you are not an experienced trader, make sure you have tight stops eventhough MMs are good at taking stops out.

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  7. Justing looking through a few stocks that I have played over the last year with some success. CVM looks to me, like it could be a play at this level. The weekly chart looks like it is getting to a support level (summer of '10). The risk/reward looks to be worth a stab. Any thoughts?

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  8. until Ben makes it clear the risk trade is on use caution with tight stops on even these POS biotechs

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  9. Uncle Benn will need some money flowing into Treasuries w/ QE2 ending, could mean curtains for the stock market...

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  10. Looks like they are going after JP Morgan:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/25/us-jpmorgan-idUSTRE75N6OT20110625

    Not sure if it's just noise, or more serious. A little payback perhaps for Dimon ambushing Bernanke a few weeks ago?

    Close to 70% cash now, and no desire to play in the casino at the moment.

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  11. just noise Bud....JPM is the Fed.....fiat is there for a reason......it can be printed with the flash of a chip now.....JPM has nothing to fear

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  12. A Folk song for our times, a liitle humor
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdn3O6aaMNc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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  13. Joe - I added a post on $gold on my blog.

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  14. http://www.zerohedge.com/article/china-says-it-will-bailout-insolvent-european-countries?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29

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  15. Excellent KWN interview to listen to.....Agrees with my analysis on miners....

    http://www.kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/Broadcast/Entries/2011/6/25_Ben_Davies.html

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  16. My next buy on miners will be mid to end of July if HUI IF IF IF HUI gets to 426 area

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  17. Otherwise I will look for higher highs or higher lows in individual miners I hold to form

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  18. All,

    Technical analysis and charts by Clive Maund:

    http://news.silverseek.com/CliveMaund/1309119182.php

    http://news.goldseek.com/CliveMaund/1309132800.php

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  19. kli,

    You might want to add clive maund's technical analysis above for tomorrow's header.

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  20. By the way I disagree with clive maund's prediction of hyper-inflationary depression which he discussed above in his Gold analysis section, the next 3 to 5 yrs we are headed for deflationary collapse not hyper-inflation.

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  21. http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110627a2.html
    More than 3 millisieverts of radiation has been measured in the urine of 15 Fukushima residents of the village of Iitate and the town of Kawamata, confirming internal radiation exposure, it was learned Sunday.



    Both are about 30 to 40 km from the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, which has been releasing radioactive material into the environment since the week of March 11, when the quake and tsunami caused core meltdowns.

    "This won't be a problem if they don't eat vegetables or other products that are contaminated," said Nanao Kamada, professor emeritus of radiation biology at Hiroshima University. "But it will be difficult for people to continue living in these areas."

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