• Do you think silver is going to be worth way more in the future?

    I was looking at some of the other answers to this question. I just bought a kilo of physical silver on ebay for what works out to about six hundred and fifty US. I know it's nowhere near that now, but looking back to five years ago, it was almost twice that at one stage. My friend seems to think that it's used in all these industries and... show more
    I was looking at some of the other answers to this question. I just bought a kilo of physical silver on ebay for what works out to about six hundred and fifty US. I know it's nowhere near that now, but looking back to five years ago, it was almost twice that at one stage. My friend seems to think that it's used in all these industries and there would have to be a point at some stage where they've mined as much as they can and the industrial use would still be the same, or is that simplistic? I also been investing in bitcoin and I just thought I might try something of a bit longer term more solid investment as well. Was it a good move, long term?
    7 answers · Investing · 4 days ago
  • Can somebody explain Bitcoin and Litecoin and perhaps some of the others in easy to understand terms?

    I just bought some Litecoin today because my friend who's made at least ten times his money in the last year or two reckons that's nice and cheap at the moment, relative to how much it's probably going to be worth, considering it's an offshoot of Bitcoin or something. He tried to explain it to me, block chains and cryptos and all... show more
    I just bought some Litecoin today because my friend who's made at least ten times his money in the last year or two reckons that's nice and cheap at the moment, relative to how much it's probably going to be worth, considering it's an offshoot of Bitcoin or something. He tried to explain it to me, block chains and cryptos and all that, I can't say I get it, but I do understand one thing, it's made people rich over the last ten years, and if I had got in early, I would have been rich, so I got three hundred worth of Bitcoin today, at fifteen thousand a coin, and five hundred worth of LItecoin at about a hundred a coin, and I'm just sort of wondering about the short and long term prospects, not that anyone can really say, but also why people want them, and how likely it will be that they put in vastly more sums of money, because the graph over the last four years for Bitcoin looks like a huge curve up. through the roof, and I bought when it was high already.
    8 answers · Investing · 2 weeks ago
  • Politically, how much does America make from selling drugs a year?

    Some basic estimates from Google: "With estimates of $100 billion to $110 billion for heroin, $110 billion to $130 billion for cocaine, $75 billion for cannabis and $60 billion for synthetic drugs, the probable global figure for the total illicit drug industry would be approximately $360 billion. I thought they were making more from exporting... show more
    Some basic estimates from Google: "With estimates of $100 billion to $110 billion for heroin, $110 billion to $130 billion for cocaine, $75 billion for cannabis and $60 billion for synthetic drugs, the probable global figure for the total illicit drug industry would be approximately $360 billion. I thought they were making more from exporting the legal drugs, but perhaps not according to this: Nevertheless, the sheer size of the U.S. market means that imports were valued at over $86 billion in 2015, making it the world's largest importer of pharmaceuticals. With $47 billion in exports in 2015, pharmaceuticals rank as one the top exporting sectors for IP-intensive industries in the United States. So what about oil which is meant to be right up there as well? Below is a quick look at just how much these Big Oil companies are making, and where they are spending their billions in profits. The five biggest oil companies earned a combined profit of $375 million per day, or a record $137 billion profit for the year, in 2011, despite reducing their oil production. So does that mean drugs are worth much more than oil, which was meant to be the number one maker of money? There's only sixty trillion in the world. So where is the money? I finally figured it out, according to this page, 1.5 trillion the world spent on weapons this year. So is war the biggest earner? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016...
    1 answer · Politics · 2 weeks ago
  • Did Kennedy get killed by LBJ because of his connection to a helicopter company?

    I been watching some You Tube videos which seem to make it pretty clear that LBJ was the one who killed Kennedy, or part of a team who wanted him dead, for various reasons, but mostly due to the fact he wanted to pull out of Vietnam, and while there are pages with alternative history online, this mention of the NSAM 273 contract signed the day... show more
    I been watching some You Tube videos which seem to make it pretty clear that LBJ was the one who killed Kennedy, or part of a team who wanted him dead, for various reasons, but mostly due to the fact he wanted to pull out of Vietnam, and while there are pages with alternative history online, this mention of the NSAM 273 contract signed the day before his death, shows that he knew that he was going to kill Kennedy, and continue making money from the war with his friends in the military/industrial complex, just one of whom were the helicopter company who financed his election campaign. He apparently said to his mistress, "those Irish mafia will never make trouble for me again." Obviously he was more connected to the Jewish mafia, as the Landsky syndicate was the group who with the support of the CIA were said to have smuggled billions of dollars worth of heroin out of the Golden Triangle before it ultimately became too hard to continue with public opinion and scrutiny and the thousands of dead piling up. https://deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/sho... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiqnU3rb...
    4 answers · Politics · 2 weeks ago
  • How many countries did the English/European empire steal by force and genocide, politically?

    I think you'll find that's just the tip of the iceberg, and they dominated everyone else to the point that they own just about all the natural resources, I mean where is the US army right now, fighting terrorists? No, they're protecting their interests in the three largest commodities in the world, oil, Iraq is the second largest oil... show more
    I think you'll find that's just the tip of the iceberg, and they dominated everyone else to the point that they own just about all the natural resources, I mean where is the US army right now, fighting terrorists? No, they're protecting their interests in the three largest commodities in the world, oil, Iraq is the second largest oil reserve, drugs, Afghanistan makes ninety percent of the street heroin in the world, and weapons, they gave about four billion in weapons to Saddam and Al Qaeda so they could protect their interests and give them the majority of the drugs and oil, and now, they're probably stealing it back, or building a new group to look after their interests, making sure that the people starve and get less than a fraction of a percent of the profits from the oil and drugs and weapons. I mean, come on, it's gotten to where this stealing the world crap is a bit passe' for the twenty first century. Maybe you can't give them everything, but you could at least give what the UN estimates is another five hundred billion a year, one percent of the one percent's wealth, to stop world hunger. How many millions of children dying of starvation in resource rich countries can you really justify? You see that movie Blood Diamond? It may be partly their fault, but it's mostly the fault of the elite rich, I mean who has the more power?
    6 answers · Politics · 2 weeks ago
  • Politically, what percentage of money do you think was earned ethically, and legally?

    Out of the sixty trillion dollars in the world, and who it's with, considering the main sources of money are alcohol and drugs, including illegal and prescription drugs, oil, and weapons, how much of that do you think was made either ethically, or legally? When you think that most of the land in the world was stolen by force, that people killed... show more
    Out of the sixty trillion dollars in the world, and who it's with, considering the main sources of money are alcohol and drugs, including illegal and prescription drugs, oil, and weapons, how much of that do you think was made either ethically, or legally? When you think that most of the land in the world was stolen by force, that people killed hundreds of millions to gain power, and they are still using that advantage to earn their money today, how fair is it, and if it isn't fair, then why shouldn't someone just shoot them in the head and steal their money?
    5 answers · Politics · 4 weeks ago
  • Shouldn't you just allow Mexican immigrants in to work because some people want cheap labor?

    I think the thing is half the people seem to like the cheap labor they can get, even though the minimum wage is already so low in the US, and the other half think that it takes jobs away, but it really isn't that big a deal at all. The problem is in the millions or hundreds of millions, but the problems that are worth consideration are in the... show more
    I think the thing is half the people seem to like the cheap labor they can get, even though the minimum wage is already so low in the US, and the other half think that it takes jobs away, but it really isn't that big a deal at all. The problem is in the millions or hundreds of millions, but the problems that are worth consideration are in the billions or trillions, which the mega rich have, and it's only through them that real money or changes will be made. You could give them tax cuts for making more jobs, but first you'd have to raise taxes and raise the minimum wage. I reckon the Mexicans should be given working visas to work at the current minimum wage, but create thousands more jobs at a much higher one for US people. That way you can get cheap workers, who are willing to work for slave wages, because the money is worth more in their country, but more jobs are created to make up for any extra immigrants taking the lower paid ones. As long as you create the jobs, (which by the way the endless tax cuts for the rich were supposed to do, but didn't), then you can let in workers with certain rights based on their status.
    4 answers · Politics · 1 month ago
  • What are the politics of the worldwide AIDS epidemic?

    At this point there are about forty million or so people infected with AIDS in the world, with some places, such as Afghanistan for example, infected at almost one in ten. With many of the infected being prostitutes or drug addicts, or people who don't even know they have it, it's likely that the infection will continue to spread, even... show more
    At this point there are about forty million or so people infected with AIDS in the world, with some places, such as Afghanistan for example, infected at almost one in ten. With many of the infected being prostitutes or drug addicts, or people who don't even know they have it, it's likely that the infection will continue to spread, even though they now have drugs that can prevent the disease spreading, and could of course do many other things to prevent the spread, especially considering the severity of that forty million turning into four hundred million, then a billion, then two billion, then half the world. It's about half a percent of the world right now, and given the fact that for example almost every intravenous drug user in Afghanistan has it, and that's about one in ten, and other basic facts like that, it's likely that it could grow very quickly. What are the politics of this sort of thing? In the time of Moses, he just killed the lot of them when they caught some STD, and divided up the young girls who had never lain with a man along with the cattle, among his men. Is this how they might handle it?
    3 answers · Politics · 1 month ago
  • If mega rich corporations don't want to pay tax in the USA, then shouldn't they not be allowed to do business in the USA?

    The major reasons why they say it's not good to tax billionaires at a reasonable level are that they would move to another country, which they have already done, taking their jobs to other countries as well, paying two percent tax in Ireland, while still having US citizenship and making most of their money from the USA, and also that it might... show more
    The major reasons why they say it's not good to tax billionaires at a reasonable level are that they would move to another country, which they have already done, taking their jobs to other countries as well, paying two percent tax in Ireland, while still having US citizenship and making most of their money from the USA, and also that it might slow the economy somehow. Why don't you just change the law so that a US citizen cannot simply take their huge corporation overseas and take all the money they made in the USA somewhere else? You could always try a GST like Australia, a ten percent tax on all goods and services. That way, even if they tried to make money from Americans, they'd still have to pay ten percent tax on it before they could take it out of the country through Google or Facebook Ads. I'm not against other countries in the world making money, in fact I support that, but what I don't support is the mega rich continuing to get richer and richer, and richer with no sign of ever stopping, only continuing to increase, being taxed ten times lower than an average worker. It's a cancer that's already sucked the world dry, leaching into that one percent of the mega rich. It simply can't continue, can't anyone see this obvious fact?
    5 answers · Politics · 1 month ago
  • Do you think it's at all hypocritical for people to criticize certain groups of "drug" users over others?

    The politics of drugs is at best confused, marijuana was for many years illegal and even had propaganda made about it talking about psychotic attacks and people jumping out windows after taking a joint, not that it doesn't send some crazy, for example me sometimes. Alcohol and cigarettes kill about ten thousand times more people than all... show more
    The politics of drugs is at best confused, marijuana was for many years illegal and even had propaganda made about it talking about psychotic attacks and people jumping out windows after taking a joint, not that it doesn't send some crazy, for example me sometimes. Alcohol and cigarettes kill about ten thousand times more people than all illegal drugs put together and the health effects both long term and short term are just as serious as even the most hardcore drugs. There's only slightly more alcoholics than opiate addicts in the USA, but the worst of them are both in the gutter, homeless, looking terrible, with no money, committing crimes, or whatever. There are other drugs out there which might possibly have some chance of being less harmful than all of those I've talked about, less addictive, less damaging to the brain and all that, but they perhaps need more testing. Usually pharmaceutical companies are interested in the amount of money they can make, and nothing else. I'm not saying those drugs aren't evil, Bayer funded Hitler's election campaign and put out heroin to the public as a cure for morphine addiction and methadone as a cure for heroin addiction, even though each is more addictive than the last, and they also made oxycodone, demerol and gave truckloads of meth, Pervitin to the Nazi army which they used to stay up three days in a row on some of their campaigns. What I'm saying is it's precisely greed and capitalism that is causing it to be so bad.
    4 answers · Politics · 1 month ago
  • How homophobic, racist and backwards are the people in the politics section when they support the Westboro Baptist Church?

    The people in the Westboro Baptist church won't let their young girls date anyone, they have resigned themselves to a lifetime of celibacy because they will not fornicate and believe that everyone else in the world except for their church is going to Hell. They seriously believe they are doing the right thing by protesting with young children at... show more
    The people in the Westboro Baptist church won't let their young girls date anyone, they have resigned themselves to a lifetime of celibacy because they will not fornicate and believe that everyone else in the world except for their church is going to Hell. They seriously believe they are doing the right thing by protesting with young children at every dead soldier's funeral, with God hates gays signs, can't say f a g without getting bleeped here, regardless of the fact they almost all aren't gay, and spend almost a quarter of a million a year on that, making their suffering families uncomfortable and making everyone hate them, and they think they're doing a good job, and then they get support from people around here, in the politics section. Does that show what kind of mentality we're dealing with here?
    8 answers · Politics · 1 month ago
  • Does one half of America generally hate the other half, or is it more complicated than that?

    I've seen people saying things about drug addicts like they all should be killed or whatever, when that's about a third of the USA, not counting marijuana and alcohol, in which case it's more than half easily. It's a similar thing with the religious people, some people are hard core religious, which according to surveys on how many... show more
    I've seen people saying things about drug addicts like they all should be killed or whatever, when that's about a third of the USA, not counting marijuana and alcohol, in which case it's more than half easily. It's a similar thing with the religious people, some people are hard core religious, which according to surveys on how many people believe the literal truth of the bible all the way through, could be anywhere from a quarter to a third of Americans, but then most people say they are Christian or believe in God. Generally speaking most people tend to hate some other group that represents exactly what they are or do, but is just more extreme in that way. They hate some part of themselves in other words. I noticed this today when I met a hardcore meth head who recognized me from when I used to dabble in that and sell weed. He looked a lot worse than me, so old and drained, but generally speaking, many people would put us in the same category cause we both use "drugs".
    8 answers · Politics · 1 month ago
  • Why is it so hard/easy to believe that the illuminati run the USA?

    First of all, it would depend on your definition of the word as to how easy it would be to believe, but my definition is simply a group of really rich, powerful families like the Rockerfellers, the Bushes, etc, etc, who have big influence in politics and the CIA and Hollywood and the world generally, perhaps with a plan to gain more power, even... show more
    First of all, it would depend on your definition of the word as to how easy it would be to believe, but my definition is simply a group of really rich, powerful families like the Rockerfellers, the Bushes, etc, etc, who have big influence in politics and the CIA and Hollywood and the world generally, perhaps with a plan to gain more power, even though they already own half the world in the top two hundred richest families. It always seems to be dismissed as a conspiracy theory when you call them the illuminati because there are all these stories about lizard headed Satanical pedophile aliens plotting to take over the world and turn everyone into their sex slaves, but surely you can see that in a very metaphorical sense, that's true as well, can't you? I mean if you're going to say the bible is true metaphorically, that obviously that's just as true.
    4 answers · Politics · 1 month ago
  • I don't even know what computer I have but I want to play games on it maybe?

    OK, so considering I already have a PS1, a PS2, a Mac desktop, a Mac mini, and probably my newest item my PC laptop that's a few years old with Windows 10 on it, I don't want to buy more stuff and build a PC no matter how cheap you think that might be, unless it involves putting a part in my current PC laptop that wouldn't void my... show more
    OK, so considering I already have a PS1, a PS2, a Mac desktop, a Mac mini, and probably my newest item my PC laptop that's a few years old with Windows 10 on it, I don't want to buy more stuff and build a PC no matter how cheap you think that might be, unless it involves putting a part in my current PC laptop that wouldn't void my warranty by me opening it up and messing around with it, knowing nothing at all about PCs. I've been a Mac guy most of the time, I haven't really ever been much of a computer guy, I've always been behind the technology, but I'm thinking I would like to make the most out of what I have, not spending a lot of money, and without a huge list of instructions that sound too complicated for me to try. At the moment, I got a usb super nintendo style controller that I been using to play old free games on playretrogames.com and when I tried buying a wireless usb playstation style controller, I couldn't get it to work. Regardless of the controller, I'm sure I could get some basic games to work, I don't want to spend large amounts of money on the latest games anyway, I'm just looking for the best value for free, or close to free.
    4 answers · PC · 1 month ago
  • If the US aren't making the vast majority of the money from international drug sales, who is?

    Just trying to point out that international drug sales are such a huge amount of money that the only countries that could possibly be making that much are the richest countries in the world, not the poorest countries in the world, Columbia, Afghanistan, Mexico, Burma, Vietnam, North Korea, etc, etc. What I'd like people to think about is the... show more
    Just trying to point out that international drug sales are such a huge amount of money that the only countries that could possibly be making that much are the richest countries in the world, not the poorest countries in the world, Columbia, Afghanistan, Mexico, Burma, Vietnam, North Korea, etc, etc. What I'd like people to think about is the heroin coming out of Afghanistan, which the US are long term occupying at huge expense, like they occupied the Golden Triangle in the Vietnam war, is the same heroin that has always been on the streets, and it only dropped in production, in the year 2000, based on UN sanctions pressure, the year before 9/11, and as soon as they went in, it started back up again. Who else could be making the hundreds of billions a year from that heroin, and the oil in Iraq, the second largest oil reserve in the world? "The cultivation of opium [in Afghanistan] reached its peak in 1999, when 350 square miles (910 km2) of poppies were sown ... The following year the Taliban banned poppy cultivation, ... a move which cut production by 94 percent ... By 2001 only 30 square miles (78 km2) of land were in use for growing opium poppies. A year later, after American and British troops had removed the Taliban and installed the interim government, the land under cultivation leapt back to 285 square miles (740 km2), with Afghanistan supplanting Burma to become the world's largest opium producer once more." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroin
    3 answers · Politics · 1 month ago
  • Which bank financed Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and George W Bush?

    Just reading a bit about BCCI, the bank that bailed out George W Bush when his oil business was failing. They also helped the US government give four billion dollars for weapons to Saddam Hussein, helped the Iran/Contra operation, financed Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda, to fight the Russians, and a whole bunch of other interesting stuff, the CIA used... show more
    Just reading a bit about BCCI, the bank that bailed out George W Bush when his oil business was failing. They also helped the US government give four billion dollars for weapons to Saddam Hussein, helped the Iran/Contra operation, financed Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda, to fight the Russians, and a whole bunch of other interesting stuff, the CIA used to use them all the time, along with Saudi interests, general terrorists. "The CIA used BCCI Islamabad and other branches in Pakistan to funnel some of the two billion dollars that Washington sent to Osama bin Laden's Mujahadeen to help fight the Soviets in Afghanistan. It moved the cash the Pakistani military and government officials skimmed from U.S. aid to the Mujahadeen. It also moved money as required by the Saudi intelligence services. The BCCI operation gave Osama bin Laden an education in offshore black finance that he would put to use when he organised the jihad against the United States. He would move money through the Al-Taqwa Bank, operating in offshore Nassau and Switzerland with two Osama siblings as shareholders. At the same time, BCCI helped Saddam Hussein, funneling millions of dollars to the Atlanta branch of the Italian government-owned Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL), Baghdad's U.S. banker, so that from 1985 to 1989 it could make four billion dollars in secret loans to Iraq to help it buy arms." http://www.truth-out.org/archive/item/69...
    16 answers · Politics · 2 months ago
  • What is the most wasteful spending in the budget?

    I'm assuming most people will think I mean the US budget, but I'm in Australia, and I guess the same thing applies to most countries, most countries not really being anything like the US... I reckon in the US, they spend ridiculous amounts on military, intelligence agencies, drug enforcement agencies, aren't there like hundreds of... show more
    I'm assuming most people will think I mean the US budget, but I'm in Australia, and I guess the same thing applies to most countries, most countries not really being anything like the US... I reckon in the US, they spend ridiculous amounts on military, intelligence agencies, drug enforcement agencies, aren't there like hundreds of different agencies working against each other rather than together? Nobody has actually sent an army to attack America since Pearl Harbor, and they do have that pact with Australia and England, and we got roped into fiascos like the Vietnam war, the Iraq war, and the ongoing mess that we're still pressured into being involved in, when it just wasn't necessary, it cost more lives than if you hadn't done anything, and wasted literally trillions. Does anyone agree, or would that be unlikely given the general patriotic propaganda?
    7 answers · Politics · 2 months ago
  • What gaming system should I buy or should I wait?

    I've always been a bit behind the technology with everything, I video games, but I had a Playstation one until about when the Playstation 3 was out, and got a Playstation 2 when the Playstation 4 was out, and I'm still enjoying it, just starting to get bored now, although I can still buy more games for five dollars each or so on ebay.... show more
    I've always been a bit behind the technology with everything, I video games, but I had a Playstation one until about when the Playstation 3 was out, and got a Playstation 2 when the Playstation 4 was out, and I'm still enjoying it, just starting to get bored now, although I can still buy more games for five dollars each or so on ebay. I'm thinking I miss playing some of the older Playstation games, I'd still like to play my Playstation 2 games, and I'd also like to play all the new ones too, I've heard you can potentially get a machine that plays all of them, and you can just download them from the internet. Is this true, is there a machine coming out soon that I should wait for, or what's the best option? I could spend a grand or two if absolutely necessary, but the only way I would do that is if I could get large amounts of games in some online deal. What's been happening in gaming in the last ten years?
    5 answers · PlayStation · 2 months ago
  • Let's say the politics was a little bit more cut and dried?

    Let's say that instead of the one percent, the rich elite owning ninety percent of the world, they owned ninety nine percent of the world. (Not hard to imagine happening if things keep going the way they have been). The world at large would be starving, falling into massive wars and civil wars for any remaining farming land or clean water,... show more
    Let's say that instead of the one percent, the rich elite owning ninety percent of the world, they owned ninety nine percent of the world. (Not hard to imagine happening if things keep going the way they have been). The world at large would be starving, falling into massive wars and civil wars for any remaining farming land or clean water, anything that could be sold for the basics of life, billions would die. The people in the first world would be in much the same condition the people in the third world are now, we'd be poverty stricken as a majority, slaving away in sweat shops to make the cheap trash for the majority, or perhaps the outrageously expensive clothes studded with diamonds and gold, for the elite. Would you support a party, (or rebel army) that planned to overthrow these evil overlords, or would you as a poverty stricken peasant, support tax cuts for the rich?
    3 answers · Politics · 2 months ago
  • Why should your boss get to treat you like a slave?

    I've been thinking about it, and the main reason I don't work is I can't find a job where I could work the hours I want, doing things I would have a preference for doing, getting paid a decent wage, and not being treated like a slave. I've had bad experiences in the past, and I know people who have had terrible experiences, and of... show more
    I've been thinking about it, and the main reason I don't work is I can't find a job where I could work the hours I want, doing things I would have a preference for doing, getting paid a decent wage, and not being treated like a slave. I've had bad experiences in the past, and I know people who have had terrible experiences, and of course there's plenty worse places in the world. I see it like this. We need the money from a wage, but the business needs workers, the only reason they can treat us like second class citizens is there's more job seekers than jobs, so people are desperate to keep jobs, and I think they make it that way by design. The government should make sure there are enough jobs for everyone who wants one, perhaps by reducing working hours by an hour a day, or splitting up jobs into part time jobs for anyone who wants or needs that. Then, people should be able to choose the job type they want to do, so that people actually like the jobs they do. I mean, as businesses learned from strikes and unions, they don't have all the power, just because they pay the wages, and they can lose everything if the workers unite against them, so the majority, the workers of the world should be made as happy as possible, with the support of the government. Who cares if they lose money, as long as they can feed their children, as long as everyone can feed their children. By the way, that's not happening, most of the world is in abject poverty, even in first world countries.
    3 answers · Politics · 2 months ago