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Gold Train

Posted by Maya @ 23:42 on February 2, 2020  


The Southern Pacific “Black Widow” color scheme,
with the custom SP gyralight headlight package.  The
restored classic pulls a holiday train.


Posted by Maya @ 19:41 on February 2, 2020  








Posted by Maddog @ 19:16 on February 2, 2020  

Re yr 19.25 2/1



Posted by Maya @ 19:08 on February 2, 2020  



It’s gonna be a close game …

Posted by ipso facto @ 17:47 on February 2, 2020  

Who will win the Super Bowl?

San Francisco (52%, 14 Votes)

Kansas City (48%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 27

@ Ororeef @ 12:23 on February 2, 2020

Posted by old-timer @ 16:42 on February 2, 2020  

Thanks for that Soyboy/garbage bag meme!

I really got a laugh out of that one!

No wonder the libtards are so anti-meme!

Re: my 9:39 post, I copied this from another site which is back into things way beyond my knowledge!

Posted by silverngold @ 14:06 on February 2, 2020  

“Super Bowl is on February 2, 2020 (02/02/2020), the pagan high holy day of Imbolc? Coincidence? Ha!”

Looks to me SPX and INDU are about fall out of bed

Posted by Ororeef @ 13:10 on February 2, 2020  

and then FNV ,emx,elgyf   Royalties are trying for a moon SHOT !     SOME  THINGS GONNA GIVE !  Its a falsity that “they” wont allow the Market to go down..Thats always political and Trump wont be blamed for the VIRUS scare ,so that ends that false premise..The Market will go down since Trump cant be blamed ….Next week will tell a lot..!

Floridagold @ 8:56

Posted by ipso facto @ 12:32 on February 2, 2020  

How many reasons do we need to not buy South African stocks? I think I’ve got plenty now!

Go 49ers!

Has everyone put down their pick in the Super Bowl poll?


Posted by Ororeef @ 12:23 on February 2, 2020  


he he

Posted by Ororeef @ 12:20 on February 2, 2020  

We took some friends to a new restaurant and I noticed the waiter taking our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket. When the busboy brought our water and utensils, he also had a spoon in his shirt pocket. Then I looked around and saw that all the staff had spoons in their pockets.

This seemed a little strange, so when the waiter came back to serve our soup I inquired, ‘Why the spoon?’

He explained,’Well, the owner hired a consulting firm to revamp all of our processes. After several months of analysis, they concluded that the spoon was the most frequently dropped utensil, with a drop frequency of approximately three spoons per table per hour. If our personnel are better prepared, we can reduce the number of trips back to the kitchen and save 15 man-hours per shift.’

As luck would have it, I dropped my spoon and he replaced it with his spare. ‘I’ll get another spoon next time I go to the kitchen instead of making an extra trip to get it now.’

I was impressed. I also noticed that the waiter had a string hanging out of his fly. Looking around, I saw that all of the waiters had a string hanging from their flies.

So before the waiter walked off, I said, ‘Excuse me, but can you tell me why you have that string right there?’

Lowering his voice. he said, ‘Not everyone is so observant. The consulting firm also determined how we could save time in the restroom. By tying this string to the tip of our you-know-what, we can pull it out without touching it and thus, eliminate the need to wash our hands, shortening the time spent in the restroom by 76.39%.

I asked quietly, ‘After you get it out, how do you put it back?’

‘Well,’ he whispered, ‘I don’t know about the others, but I use the spoon.

FWIW but worth the time to listen and understand the implications.

Posted by silverngold @ 11:29 on February 2, 2020  

This video connects many of the dots, with some very interesting coincidences that connect everything from the corona virus, to 5G, to the Super bowl, to Trump……but hey, it’s all just a bunch of coincidences……right? Or is it left handed thinking???????????

Posted by silverngold @ 9:39 on February 2, 2020  

Posted by Floridagold @ 8:56 on February 2, 2020  

Gold Mine Gangs Tote AK-47s to Outgun South African Police

(Bloomberg) — At 10 p.m. on the second Sunday in December, a criminal platoon armed with AK-47 and R6 assault rifles stormed one of the largest gold mines still operating on South Africa’s fabled Witwatersrand basin.

Moving with military precision, the 15 attackers took hostages and plundered the smelting plant at Gold Fields Ltd.’s South Deep mine. While failing to break into the main vault, the gang escaped three hours later with gold concentrate worth as much as $500,000.

Violent crime soared through a decade of kleptocracy and graft under South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma. Gold mines offer soft targets for syndicates that previously specialized in cash-in-transit heists. Their foot-soldiers outgun a demoralized police force and pile woes on a gold industry in the final stages of a decades-long death spiral.

“Mining companies are being attacked by thugs and armed gangs and there is a lack of police response,” said Neal Froneman, chief executive officer of Sibanye Gold Ltd., which repelled an attack on its Cooke mine two weeks ago. “It eventually has a knock-on impact into society, it’s lawlessness, it’s anarchy.”

There were 19 attacks on gold facilities last year, almost double the number in 2018, according to South Africa’s Minerals Council. More than 100 kilograms (3,527 ounces) of gold was stolen in 2019 as bullion rose to a five-year high, although not all companies disclose their losses, said the council, which represents the nation’s largest miners.

The attacks are part of a wave of violent crime. Murders in South Africa climbed to the highest in a decade, with an average of more than 50 people killed each day. Violent robbery has surged and last year President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government deployed the army in Cape Town to quell gang-related killings.

Ramaphosa has made combating crime a top priority since taking office in one of the world’s most unequal societies in 2018. While the violence is partly a legacy of apartheid rule that ended in 1994, his efforts have been hindered by the gutting of the National Prosecuting Authority and other law-enforcement agencies under his predecessor Zuma.

“The fundamental problem is police are not getting on top of organized violent crimes,” said Gareth Newham, who heads the justice and violence prevention program at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria. “We are seeing a deterioration in our policing capacity.”

After meeting with gold mining companies in October, Minister of Police Bheki Cele is considering plans to set up a task force to tackle the violence, said Lirandzu Themba, a spokeswoman for the ministry.

When 50 robbers overwhelmed security at Gold One International Ltd.’s smelting plant in May, the police held back from engaging with the gang after they were fired on, according to Jon Hericourt, vice president of operations at the Chinese-owned miner. Since the gang made off with an unspecified quantity of gold, the police have only provided scant information on its investigations, he said.

Gold One has beefed up security and switched its focus from thwarting internal theft to combating all-out assaults. Still, Hericourt doubts that will be enough.

“It’s not a mining company’s job to take on gangs like this, it’s the government’s job,” he said.

Sibanye has also strengthened its defenses after the nation’s biggest gold producer repelled several attacks last year, said Head of Security Nash Lutchman. Combat training is now standard practice for guards, who wear bulletproof jackets and patrol in armored vehicles at night.

Still, their shotguns and 9-millimeter pistols can’t compete with the automatic weapons used by gangs. The raids take months to plan, with the gangsters coercing mine employees into providing inside knowledge, Lutchman said.

“It’s military precision in terms of planning and execution,” he said. “No smelting plant is going to have sufficient manpower and fire power to defend an onslaught from 20 or 30 attackers.”

In the final quarter of 2019, both Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd. and DRDGold Ltd. suffered fatalities during assaults.

The attacks are putting additional pressure on South Africa’s 130-year-old gold industry, forcing companies to increase spending at often marginal mines that were already battling against incursions by illegal miners. That’s compounding the geological challenges of the world’s deepest mines, deterring investors already concerned by the country’s power-supply crisis.

“It can potentially have a knock-on effect to potential investors as well because they are not going to invest in gold in South Africa because it’s too risky,” said Gold One’s Hericourt.


Posted by Richard640 @ 8:38 on February 2, 2020  

I’ve contended for years that gold would not crash with stocks like in 2008 based upon the preposterous pretext of traders selling gold because they needed  liquidity……but for many investors gold is an insurance policy…who would frantically call the insurance company and cancel their insurance…say…in australia, as they see the brush fire approaching their home?

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