11 August 2014

Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - The Ukraine Did It? and RIP Robin Williams: Vesti La Giubba

“La commedia è finite."  [The comedy is ended.]

Ruggero Leoncavallo
Gold and silver were pretty much capped today as stocks rallied on the hopes that nothing bad will happen in Iraq, Gaza, West Africa, and the Ukraine.  The miners seemed to gain a little lift, but really there is not much that happened that is worth wasting words.

As of Friday, approximately 418,800 ounces of gold have been claimed in the month of August.  But as you can see in the latest Comex warehouse report, they are just sitting tight where they were.  Comex is a sideshow now in the global precious metals markets.

The next Comex option expiry will be on August 26th.
Oops.  New Straits Times claims US analysts conclude that an air-to-air missile shot down Malaysian flight over the Ukraine.
KUALA LUMPUR:   INTELLIGENCE analysts in the United States had already concluded that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by an air-to-air missile, and that the Ukrainian government had had something to do with it.

This corroborates an emerging theory postulated by local investigators that the Boeing 777-200 was crippled by an air-to-air missile and finished off with cannon fire from a fighter that had been shadowing it as it plummeted to earth.

In a damning report dated Aug 3, headlined “Flight 17 Shoot-Down Scenario Shifts”, Associated Press reporter Robert Parry said “some US intelligence sources had concluded that the rebels and Russia were likely not at fault and that it appears Ukrainian government forces were to blame”...
I missed that one on the US nightly news.  There is quite a bit of speculation in this piece above.  And Parry did not write this piece for the AP.  He is an investigative reporter who has written for AP in the past, helping to break the Iran-Contra story for example.
I wonder if the real truth of this sad incident will ever come out.  Perhaps we will have to file this one with Jimmy Hoffa, Jack the Ripper, the Lost City of Atlantis, and the freefall of WTC 7.
Speaking of sad incidents, RIP actor/comedian Robin Williams of an apparent suicide at age 63.   Williams had been battling severe depression.  
It has become almost a cliché that the exceptional minds of improvisational comedic geniuses, that allow them to see the odd associations and absurdities, hypersensitive to the ironies of life, can be both a gift and a curse. 

And when the comedy has gone out of life, only the tragedy remains.  For without those who can laugh at themselves and make us laugh at our vanities, what remains are grimly uncaring monsters, and their retinues of  oblivious banalities.
I wonder if the masters of the universe are aware, or even able to cry, while they put their makeup on, to fool rather than to be fools, and see what monstrosities they have become.
Artists, clowns, and lovers must attempt to divert the people as they approach the chasm of madness.
nanoo nanoo
Have a pleasant evening.

Recitar! Mentre preso dal delirio,
non so più quel che dico,
e quel che faccio!
Eppur è d'uopo, sforzati!
Bah! Sei tu forse un uom?
Tu se' Pagliaccio.

Vesti la giubba e la faccia infarina.
La gente paga, e rider vuole qua.
E se Arlecchin t'invola Colombina,
ridi, Pagliaccio, e ognun applaudirà!
Tramuta in lazzi lo spasmo ed il pianto
in una smorfia il singhiozzo e 'l dolor.    

Ridi, Pagliaccio,
sul tuo amore infranto!
Ridi del duol, che t'avvelena il cor!
Perform! While in this madness,
I no longer know what I say,
and what I do!
And yet it is necessary... Try!
Bah! Are you a man?
You are a clown.

Put on your costume and colour your face.
People have paid, and they want to laugh.
And if Harelquin shall steal your love Columbina,
Laugh, Clown, and everyone will cheer!
Turn your anxiety and tears into jest,
your pain and sobbing into a funny face.

Laugh, Clown,
at your own broken love!
Laugh at the very grief that poisons your heart!