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  1. Funny how the west wants more socialism/communism in the politically correct media agenda... and the east wants more democracy.
  2. I would agree as an American. I couldn't be happier with my freedoms. This country isn't perfect by any means, but we do have an abundance of day to day freedom and plenty of room to exercise those freedoms and our own individual capabilities. I feel very fortunate to live here and am honestly very grateful.
  3. Watching these links to Kitco as posted by @5huggy ... these daily updates are just too much and too dramatic. If you really know what you're talking about, why don't you just put a video out January 1st and say, "heres what it will be Dec 31 at years and." "Its 1200 today Jan 1st. On December 31st it will be this. You should buy." I certainly can't read the future and it seems neither can he. Anybody can say anything. "1 million dollar bit coin by 2020 STILL POSSIBLE."
  4. I stand by that its relevant. Too many people takes these types seriously due to the very fact that he is a well spoken, well dressed old white man. Many of these people and their opinions get way too much credit where its not due. So yes to me people like this need to be called out and it shouldn't be assumed that they know what they are talking about when really they are hype men and marketers. Just my opinion though. I've been known to be wrong before. Added 0 minutes later... Probably 🤣
  5. Yeo because I'm on old white man too, and i don't listen to a lot of these morons. 🤣 And he certainly falls under the category of a boring old white man windbag.
  6. Love the intro.... "Gold prices NEXT Target COULD BE $1600" ... says another vague and ambiguous fortune telling GURU. Someone else said it could be $1550 and another somebody said back down to the $1375 range. Nobody knows what they are talking about! Oh wait here he says it may have trouble getting to $1400. Another boring old white man trying to masquerade as knowing what he is talking about, thinking that people should take his opinion seriously. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA "Id like to see" ... "I'd like to see" ... "a lot of silver investors will be glad you said that Pete." WHAT?!?
  7. I get it. I felt much the same way when one of my dogs was attacked by incompetent owners unleashed and uncontrolled dogs. I had the neighbors from hell about 10 years ago. I’ve learned the hard way so now I have acreage, multiple layers of fencing etc. So fortunately for my neighbors, their dogs, my dogs and myself these things are not a concern anymore. I understand that isn’t always the case though.
  8. Ablist

    An eBay Chancer

    "Provided in a free coin capsule" ... Hahahahahahahaah
  9. Cant you just use the "remember me" feature and then it will pretty much log you back in every time you go back to the site right?
  10. I. Laying Plans 1. Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. 2. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected. 3. The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one's deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field. 4. These are: (1) The Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) The Commander; (5) Method and discipline. 5,6. The Moral Law causes the people to be in complete accord with their ruler, so that they will follow him regardless of their lives, undismayed by any danger. 7. Heaven signifies night and day, cold and heat, times and seasons. 8. Earth comprises distances, great and small; danger and security; open ground and narrow passes; the chances of life and death. 9. The Commander stands for the virtues of wisdom, sincerely, benevolence, courage and strictness. 10. By method and discipline are to be understood the marshaling of the army in its proper subdivisions, the graduations of rank among the officers, the maintenance of roads by which supplies may reach the army, and the control of military expenditure. 11. These five heads should be familiar to every general: he who knows them will be victorious; he who knows them not will fail. 12. Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a comparison, in this wise:-- 13. (1) Which of the two sovereigns is imbued with the Moral law? (2) Which of the two generals has most ability? (3) With whom lie the advantages derived from Heaven and Earth? (4) On which side is discipline most rigorously enforced? (5) Which army is stronger? (6) On which side are officers and men more highly trained? (7) In which army is there the greater constancy both in reward and punishment?14. By means of these seven considerations I can forecast victory or defeat. 15. The general that hearkens to my counsel and acts upon it, will conquer: let such a one be retained in command! The general that hearkens not to my counsel nor acts upon it, will suffer defeat:--let such a one be dismissed! 16. While heading the profit of my counsel, avail yourself also of any helpful circumstances over and beyond the ordinary rules. 17. According as circumstances are favorable, one should modify one's plans. 18. All warfare is based on deception. 19. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. 20. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him. 21. If he is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. 22. If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. 23. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. 24. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected. 25. These military devices, leading to victory, must not be divulged beforehand. 26. Now the general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought. The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand. Thus do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations to defeat: how much more no calculation at all! It is by attention to this point that I can foresee who is likely to win or lose.
  11. https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/san-bernardino/crime Know where you live and prepare yourselves accordingly folks.
  12. How do you do that @ symbol so you don’t have to quote someone hahah??? I like that. So we are basically in agreement. Firstly I realize this may come off as I am anti NGC. I am not. I have a LOT of their coins, and many I am very happy with. I also go for specialty labels as you mentioned. FDOP, FDOI, Signatures, special designs. I agree with many others that these are fun and add a different level of collectibility and value. I am not ultimately for any one grader. I will but ICG or ANACS as well, if the coin is graded properly. But, for me, they have been in the category of only “buy”if I can see the coin in person. NGC has fallen into this category for me as well now, because of too many problem 70 modern coins. As I said before, I haven’t had any issues with their older coins. And I am sure I will buy another NGC coin. The bottom line is this. I don’t generally submit silver because it’s not worth it - all the time effort, sorting, mailing etc. it’s too labor intensive and you don’t get your money back. I buy graded 70 coins primarily that don’t run up at auction, that I think are long term collectible or that I can flip. Occasionally it may be worth it to switch coins over to PCGS. But they are much stricter on modern 70s. So this is all takes time for me to sort etc. Time isn’t just money, time is everything. And I don’t have time for a lot of things. I already need 48 hours in a day ha! PCGS is currently the only company that I feel safe with buying a modern 70 from, unseen. This has nothing to do with preference for a brand. It has to do with factual experience. The main point of this post is, that there are occasionally coins in the PCGS realm that command way higher prices. (I’m sure the reverse is also true at times). I was just trying to figure out if I could preserve labeling if I transfer a coin over to PCGS. Which it appears I cannot. For me this is all about money making and I have to keep my personal preferences out of it and follow the money.