The Fundamentals of Listening
(And Listening to the Fundamentals!)
Silver Stock Report
by Jason Hommel, June 15th, 2010
To listen goes beyond hearing, to understanding and paying attention, and ultimately acting wisely on what you hear. To really show you are listening, you have to first confirm that you understood the message, then test what you hear, think deeply about what you hear, and then determine if what you hear is true or not, and if true, then take wise actions based on that truth.
I try to teach listening to my young boy Jude, who is almost two years old now. When Jude is disobeying, and heading towards a spanking, I try to issue a warning that he can understand. "Jude, are you using your ears, are you listening?" Other parents have heard me say that, and are amazed to see it work. He knew what ears were when he was one, so I know he can understand that.
Adam and Eve in the Bible had trouble listening. God told them to not eat the fruit from just one tree, or they would die. Oh, they heard it, but they didn't really listen now, did they?
Well, they also heard a different story. The snake lied, and tempted them with other promises, including no death, being like God, and knowing good and evil.
Genesis 3: NIV
4 "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. 5 "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.""
Thus, did Satan issue the first futures contracts, that ended in default , since they did die, as God issued the death penalty to Adam and Eve, which was inherited by all mankind.
See, that's the trouble with promises--especially promises about payment in the future. They are often lies !
Sometimes, I worry that my readers are not really listening, because so few respond to my invitations to buy silver and gold from us, and so few respond to buy silver in general, no matter where they buy it. The statistics show that with 80,000 people on this email distribution list, and given "national average" net worth, my readers have a combined net worth of anywhere from $10 to $20 billion dollars; which, in my opinion, is more than enough to move the silver price to $200/oz. by tomorrow if all my readers were really listening, and ACTING on the truth that I share here.
Thank you, by the way, to those of you who do listen, and share my emails with others. I'm sure you share some of my angst that most people do not listen to you telling them about silver.
Hey, you are not the only one! Those of you who do listen, and me, we have the same problem; most people are not listening to us!
My two year old boy often asks to hear the story of "Noah's boat?" in any of several books. He just loves the pictures of the animals.
The example of Noah is a man who had the most successful ministry in the whole Bible, and he ministered and warned the whole world, but nobody at all listened to him except his wife, his three sons, and their wives.
Well now that I think about it, that's pretty good! I can't always get my wife to listen to me, and two of my teenage stepsons are a real challenge!
But Noah listened to God, and ACTED, he built the ark over 100 years, and that made all the difference.
Some of my readers don't like me talking about religion in my emails. They think it distracts from the message of the fundamentals about silver. Most of my readers love it. Am I listening? Absolutely. Those who don't like it can click the unsubscribe link, and I will remain faithful to what I know to be true and right!
It seems to me that people who don't like the Christian references, and even some Christians themselves, either don't know, or forget some key teachings of the Bible.
Satan, which means "opposer", transforms himself into an angel of light, so he does his work by appearing to be good. And false teachers are within the Church, calling themselves Christians. Therefore, the world cannot judge Christianity by the people who preach or go to Church, because there are evil people in the Church. Even most Christians have a hard time discerning who is a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Most educated atheists these days claim that we Christians are too gullible, since we believe "make up stories" in a "made up book"! I agree that Christians, in general, are too gullible these days, but believing the Bible is not the cause of the problem; it's the lack of belief in the Bible that's the problem among Christians today. Christians should have more discernment, which is the ability to know what is true, and what is not.
But God calls more people who have made a mess of their lives to become Christians!
1 Corinthians 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
In all my years of preaching online, I have never said anything like, "Hey, you ought to become a Christian to be more like the Christians you see." Rather, a Christian based understanding helps you to become better than you are already now, even if you are not yet ready to profess a belief in Jesus.
In fact, ever since I've been a Christian, I've been more embarrassed than proud, of the conduct of most of the people I know who are Christians. Some of them don't like the mix of a message of money and God, not even knowing how much the Bible has to say on the topic, ignorantly claiming that God said nothing about it!
So, what benefit then does Christianity offer? Well, you have to remember that many people who become Christians are starting at the bottom of society. Perhaps they were once an Alcoholic who hit rock bottom and then had an insight that led to them being saved from such a self destructive lifestyle. Well, that was me after college.
For all people who become Christians, instant and full Godly knowledge and conduct does not come overnight, it takes years of study and practice, and even then, most, in my opinion, are still in gross error.
Even the Bible writers said they only see darkly!
Even many sincere Godly teachers, have taught horrible errors, myself included.
For example, I know several popular Godly teachers, and many conservatives who read my email list, who oppose illegal immigration because of the problems they see of immigrants costing the nation too much money.
But the Bible says:
Leviticus 19:33 And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.
Leviticus 19:34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
As I see it, if we can't vex the stranger, we certainly can't deport them, merely for the sole reason of being an immigrant! Hey, if we did that, we'd have to deport ourselves, because we are all immigrants; we all immigrated from the Garden of Eden, and later, we all immigrated from the mountains of Arrarat where Noah's boat landed.
So, why don't all Christians agree on immigration or any other topic? The Bible says. Many are deceived, we are not all given instant Godly knowledge, and there are false teachers.
See, the problem of "illegal immigrants using up too much money from too many government handouts" is not a problem of the immigrant, it's a problem of "too many government handouts" attracting the wrong kind of immigrant. Handouts attract bad people, like jam left out on the counter attracts flies. The immigrant is doing nothing wrong by trying to improve his life by taking what is freely offered. The problem is our government, more than the immigrant.
Believing in free markets, to me, means that I must favor, and advocate, free and unrestricted movement of goods, money, and people.
Since freedom is a good thing, (as the Bible says, "Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty") then the cloak of "freedom" is the "angel's cloak" that Satan uses to deceive people, even Christians. Free trade is used as a holy disguise to cloak unholy monopoly trade rights. There should be no trade agreements, there should be simply freedom, which does not need a 10,000 page North American Free Trade manual to observe.
Here's another example. "Free choice" is the "holy cloak" used to justify killing babies through abortions!
I know of another Christian evangelist who talks up honest money, talks against the Fed and high taxes, and helped to teach me about the nature of our dishonest paper money, but she does not understand the necessary fundamentals of free trade; seeing only the problems of existing increased trade through monopolies, confusing what is, as if the world has free trade. Also, if you have the discernment and wisdom to listen to what increased trade is doing in action, you can see that increased trade (not free trade) is exposing the problems of fraudulent money. Thus, trade is not the problem, fraudulent money is the problem!
The point of all this is that it takes discernment, real wisdom, to figure out what is true and right in the world.
Now, let's get back to the fundamentals about silver.
The statistics are gathered by surveys, sent out by a group who is run by a man who I will now call "the most evil man in the world". Rather than name names, I'll mention that he recently debated GATA, and his new claim to expertise is that he has personally advised most of the central banks of the world on metals leasing. That qualifies him for my new title, because I believe that lending to the nations is the evil of the Great Harlot in Revelation 17-18.
Thus, this is the reason why the statistics on silver are not widely publicized in the press; they are hidden by this man, on purpose. And they are nearly always dressed up as bearish, and only recently, as "mildly bullish", instead of the fantastically bullish fundamentals that they really are.
Therefore, there's no point in my discussing the fundamentals about silver, unless you know of the nature of the men who gather them, and publish them. Because I'm merely a "re-teller", not a source of the data.
In fact, this man, "the most evil man in the world", also claims to have helped invent futures contracts themselves. This, in my book, qualifies him almost as "Satan's cousin", or, at least "Satan's son", since all men take after some form of spiritual father.
All this explains why so many lies come from the same mouth of this man, who claims to be "bullish" on silver, yet predicts an average price for silver out ten years that is lower than today. How is that bullish? Only in the mind of the father of lies.
And that explains why he must disguise himself as bullish on silver, while desperately attempting to talk down the silver market. Being a "false bull", that's his "angel cloak" that he must use to try to gain credibility.
We must listen to the truth of the fundamentals of the silver market, but not the bias of the man who publishes them. And that would even include me! Ignore my bias if you like, but buy silver, hand over fist!
Interestingly enough, I have confirmed that the actual fundamentals as published by most of the groups are very good. You merely have to estimate the silver production of most of the mines on earth. In one report, it was published "expected future production". I think the report missed only about 5-10 little projects that I knew about that only added about 5-10 million more silver ounces, out of a range of about 550 to 650 million oz., but also were included several large projects that have not come online yet as was projected, such as Apex Silver, and Barrick Gold's Pascua Lama project, which has been delayed until early 2013, as of the latest estimate.
The main point of the fundamentals is that while it's hard to estimate actual mine production in the whole earth, the range of 550 million to 650 million oz., as estimated by various groups over the last ten years, has remained fairly stable, more stable than the price of silver itself, which has gone from a low of $4.15 to over $20/oz.!
The fundamentals show that with most silver being consumed by all sorts of industrial applications, and with only about 100 million oz. being consumed by investment, and about 40 million oz. of that being produced in the form of Silver Eagles by the US Mint, silver is a small, small market, at current low prices!
Silver Eagles at 40 million oz. x $20/oz. = $800 million.
600 million oz. at $20/oz. = $12 billion
Do you understand how small that is, in the scale of world finance, which is measured in the hundreds of trillions of derivatives out there, which is a million times larger than the silver Eagle coin market, and what will happen to the value of silver when confidence in the fraud of paper money and all other paper derivatives is lost?
Can you listen to what silver is saying? Are you acting on it?
I've already achieved my success. I've already listened. Now all I need to do is help other people get into the silver boat, and help those who have listened, help their families who are not listening!
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