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2013 Football Upsets Week 1

Here we go. The upsets couldn’t wait until Saturday!

North Dakota State Univ. 24, Kansas State 21 – NDSU scored with 30 seconds left on the clock

#5 Georgia 35, #8 Clemson 38 Final
#19 Boise State 6, Washington 38 Final
#25 Oregon St 46, E. Washington 49 Final Another lousy way to begin the football season!

Locally Oregon 66, Nichols St 3
Portland St Univ 57, E. Washington 17

To Twerk?

Urban Word of the Day

The rhythmic gyrating of the lower fleshy extremities in a lascivious manner with the intent to elicit sexual arousal or laughter in ones intended audience.

“Hey Myley, lets Twerk on the dance floor.”

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$50 Silver?

Article in August 11, 2013 Arabianmoney says we are have the “Greatest potential ever for a massive short squeeze in silver.”

The last time there were over 45,000 shorts and speculators were extremely bearish on the white metal there was in August 2005. A short-covering rally ensued and drove prices of Silver up 124%.

Here we are again with 46,200 shorts. To cover enough to get back to the mean would require the purchase of 24,700 contracts or “123.7m ounces of silver, the equivalent of 3/8ths of SLV’s entire holdings today (SLV is the silver exchange traded product)!”

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The Precious Metals and Oil Look Higher

UPDATE: Silver’s high today was 24.42. We now have a monthly BUY signal!

On July 17th 2013 I wrote:

Both Gold and Silver briefly made a new weekly high above the previous three weeks highs. In the case of Gold the high in the previous three weeks was $1301.2. Today the high is $1301.9. With Silver the high of the previous three weeks was $20.211. The high today is $20.32. That may be significant!

Gold finished this week at $1396.30 and Silver finished at $24.05. What now? Gold looks to reach $1500 to $1550 and Silver looks like $27 to $32.

The monthly picture looks like it could change to bullish soon. The last signal was a SELL at $1672.40. Gold would have to reach $1487 in August or $1416.87 $1427.85 in September. Silver is very close to a BUY signal. It needs to reach above $24.35 this month. Next month we would have a a BUY signal at $22.92. Silver’s last SELL signal came at $30.64. I use Market Club’s charts for the generation of BUY and SELL signals.

BTW, I just took a look at Crude Oil and it’s within a eyelash of going vertical. A move above $108.93 could send oil to $124 (see chart)

“Yelp Help” By Hanna Raskin

Do you like to read good restaurant reviews? What makes a good restaurant review? Long-time restaurant reviewer Hanna Raskin has written “Yelp Help.” Her book is for the writer who wants to write better reviews and for anyone interested in dining out. “Yelp Help” starts with a description of the workings of a typical restaurant. “Every restaurant is split in two…” here referred to as the duties of Front of the House (FOH) employees and Back of the House (BOH) employees. Basically how to assign responsibility to breakdowns in service or how to assess what is working well.

A good reviewer should avoid the pitfalls of a badly written review: inaccuracy, cliches, superlatives that mean nothing, one-sided, emotional and egotistical. I have taken what I learned and reviewed a restaurant with lots of buzz in Astoria: Bowpicker on Yelp. I hope Hanna Raskin will give me a passing grade.

The four of us read the rave reviews: Bowpicker had some of the “best fish & chips anywhere.” Food & Wine picked Bowpicker as one of the best summer restaurants in America. The previous afternoon, we’d dined at the San Dune Pub in Manzanita. I ordered the Fish And Chips lightly battered cod fillets with fries, tarter and lemon for $12.95. The fish broke apart easily with my fork and it tasted like the fish and chips I was used to. I’ve had fish and chips many times made with halibut or cod. I’ve even tried salmon fillets once when the restaurant substituted salmon for hHalibut. It had a pungent flavor and while I love salmon, it wasn’t my favorite way to eat battered fillets.

The owners of Bowpicker make their dish with Oregon caught Albacore Tuna. I was nervous about fish and chips using Albacore Tuna. Our group was nervous when we saw the Columbia River Gillnet boat, a bowpicker, high and dry above a gravel parking lot in Astoria around the corner from the looming bridge connecting Oregon to Washington across the mighty Columbia River.

There was a line on this warm, sunny day. Always a good sign to me! All the customers for fish and chips raved and offered us advice on how to order. The choices were the large serving, five pieces of tuna and fries for $10, or three pieces and fries for $8. Couples suggested buying the large portion and splitting it or for another $2, order an extra piece. We walked the plank to the serving ladies who took our order for the large portion and the diet cokes kept in coolers under a tree. It was an assembly line. The first woman took the fish from the oil, the second woman drained and put the fish on a bed of fries and added the lids of sauces. Finally, the last person took our money and gave us the bounty in exchange.

All four of us sat on a picnic bench and helped ourselves to fish that was firm and white and lightly battered. Surprisingly, the batter was salted. The fries were more like steak fries, crispy outside and soft in the middle. We picked up the fillets with our fingers and dipped the fish in our choice of tartar sauce or ketchup. If you like your fish flakey you might not care for the firmness of Albacore, but the taste is better than your average fish and chips. Now, I’m working on an excuse to travel from Portland to Astoria for more. I wonder if they deliver.

Located across from the Columbia River Maritime Museum, in the converted gillnet boat.

Corner of 17th & Duane St. Astoria, OR 97103

phone 503.791.2942

Swarm Of Quakes

Mt St Helens has been hit by a swarm of 41 quakes including a 3.7 magnitude to start it all off and several 3.0+s

Patty Myers in Montana is Pissed!

Alan Simpson, the Senator from Wyoming calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security ” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats. Here’s a response in a letter from PATTY MYERS in Montana … I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!

“Hey Alan, let’s get a few things straight!!!

1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole (tit) for FIFTY YEARS.

2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).

3. My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud.

4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and “your ilk” pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age, 67. NOW, you and your “shill commission” are proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.

5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now “you morons” propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because “you idiots” mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal our money from Medicare to pay the bills.

6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you “incompetent bastards” spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.
To add insult to injury, you label us “greedy” for calling “bullshit” to your incompetence.
Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU:

1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?

2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?

3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the “greedy” ones. It is you and your fellow nutcase thieves who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers.And for what? Votes and your job and retirement security at our expense, you lunk-headed, leech.

That’s right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic, political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.

And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bitch. P.S. And stop calling Social Security benefits “entitlements”. WHAT AN INSULT!!!! I have been paying in to the SS system for 45 years “It’s my money”-give it back to me the way the system was designed and stop patting yourself on the back like you are being generous by doling out these monthly checks .

EVERYONE!! If you agree with what a Montana citizen, Patty Myers, says, please PASS IT ON!!!!

Chemical Weapons Used in Syria

It was a year ago today that President Obama said Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad should step down and that the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime against rebel forces would constitute crossing a “red line.”

How do you feel about Obama’s pledge to keep Iran from nuclear weapons? “Iran will not be allowed to have nuclear weapons!”

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