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My Note: New AOL poll shows a majority of Americans would like to see  Obama prove “eligibility” to be US President. My question still is and has been why doesn’t Obama just show the Birth Certificate instead of spending gobs of money on 3! defense attorney firms to prevent him from having to. What is he hiding? Or is he just letting his pride get into the way? All of us have to show our Birth Certificates for eligibility purpose i.e. get a drivers license and etc. As president elect he should be taking the lead in obeying identification/eligibility rules and regulations, not fighting them! Just show us the Birth Certificate!

Next, more great news on the Gold Market with the Fed confirming now is the time to BUY gold! Plus I have included some very good articles on everything from more junior miners to new alerts on Buying Gold-

Enjoy! – jschulmansr 

Fed Says Buy Gold the Start of a Bullish Pattern!

By: David Nichols of Fractal Gold Report

On Tuesday we received direct confirmation from the Fed that the U.S. dollar will continue to be sacrificed to resuscitate ailing credit and asset markets. “Helicopter Ben” is finally living up to his advance billing, as dollars are set to rain down on the economy.

Gold markets got a huge burst of upside energy immediately following this surprisingly forthright Fed statement, and the long-anticipated move up to $875 is well underway. This is of course great news for our long positions, and it looks now like $875 will only be a temporary waypoint on the way back up to the all-time highs.

On a related note, the trading program for the Fractal Gold Report has captured the majority of the move up off the bottom, with our initial long position coming way back at $710. While many hedge funds and money managers have had a disastrous year, the program has not only come through this tough period unscathed, but is well into positive territory, and that includes all fees and commissions. (Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. There is risk of loss in all trading.) Subscribers to the Fractal Gold Report are eligible for participation in the trading program if they meet the brokerage firm requirements.

As the New Year approaches, this is the perfect time to assess which methods have been successful during this historic market shake-out. As they say, it’s easy to be a genius in a bull market. But the real “value-added” is most apparent during the turbulent periods.

My road-map for gold in 2008 called for a top around $1,010 in late March, followed by a lengthy and difficult corrective period which was likely to carry gold all the way back down to $730, which I subsequently adjusted to $675 as the correction was underway.

The actual high was $1,033 in late March. Then after a difficult six month corrective period, gold bottomed out at $681 in late October.

But the most important thing to notice on this monthly chart is how the correction has already accomplished its main job, which was to bring the monthly fractal dimension back over 55. This means that gold is again in position to rocket to the upside. A monthly trend in gold can carry prices up $400 or even $500. These are huge moves. There is still plenty of room to extend higher, even in the short-term.

The 150-minute fractal dimension has dropped quickly with this very strong breakout move, but it’s only down to 41, so there should be more than enough energy left to take gold up to $875 on Wednesday.

At this point my plan is to take profits at $875 if the 150-minute fractal dimension is again down in the low 30s or high 20s as gold is stretching up to this target. As we just saw at $810, there is little risk of missing out on further upside in such a scenario, and it can greatly reduce risk, as we can side-step that period of time when gold is highly unlikely to make further upside progress, and is much more likely to correct back down.

But after this expected short-term correction off the $875 energy level, we will be looking to get right back in for the next phase of this very exciting bullish pattern.

As always, I will provide daily updates on gold in the Fractal Gold Report, and subscribers with the annual plan also receive the Fractal Silver Report.


Gold and Silver Forcaster Market Alert!

By: Julian Phillips

Gold has now entered the next and major leg of the long-term gold bull market after correcting down from $1,035.   We believe it is now targeting $1,000, initially.   This will be achieved with pullbacks and periods of consolidation.


We believe, too, that gold shares will benefit to a greater extent than gold itself, in the next moves up.  In particular, we feel that soundly based gold “Junior” mining companies will benefit strongly.


Please refer to our latest issues for our preferred shares.


The move has been triggered by the clear signal from the Fed that the deflationary spiral gripping the global economy is far more serious than realized until now.   The initial impact has already been seen in the precipitous fall of the U.S.$ to over $1.41 so far.   As repeated attempts to re-invigorate the flow of liquidity have failed, the U.S. Federal Reserve had to do more, much more. 


q       The Fed’s interest rate cuts and ‘Quantative Easing” will soon be followed by central banks across the world.   

q       The swamping of the global economy with liquidity will stem deflation, but will also badly damage confidence in the world’s monetary system and give rise to explosive inflation.   

q       The time it takes to reflate the global economy will be far shorter than most commentators expect.   

q       The strains that the world will now feel, particularly in the different world economies, will become in many instances, unbearable, so we expect to see restrictive local action in those economies to manage the huge capital flows that will be experienced.   


All of these prospects are very positive for gold.


We last issued a similar Alert early in September in 2007.   History shows how correct we were!      


This alert is to prompt you to act now before the market really takes off.


As you know, we at Gold & Silver Forecaster are dedicated to following these developments so that Investors can maximize their understanding and profits from the gold and silver [and platinum] markets.  As a result we expect to see the gold market shine far brighter than we have seen to date.


If you have not followed the newsletter, we recommend that you subscribe quickly to it so as to see which shares we believe will benefit investors the most and to keep your fingers ‘on the pulse’ of the gold price.   Our coverage of the global economy is focused on the factors driving the gold price including oil, the $, and other relevant markets.   



We will always keep the global perspective, making our letter “must-have” reading in these markets.


Kind regards,


Gold & Silver Forecaster



— Posted Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Previous Articles by Julian D. W. Phillips, Gold/Silver Forecaster – Global Watch


Risky Opportunity Awaits in Junior Gold Sector

By: James West of the Midas Letter

The biggest error an investor might make in the burgeoning third phase of the gold bull market is thinking the boat has been missed after new price territory is reached. Limiting your gains by trading in and out of the physical is insanity. Physical gold should only be considered if you plan to hold on to it for years, not months. Transportation, storage and security issues will chew up short term gains.

Moving into the market we are, where the US Dollar is going to crash in value, and gold is going to head in the opposite direction, it’s time to allocate investments intelligently among various asset classes that will benefit from the gold bull.

Producing mining companies are a great way to capture the upside gold will impart, and provides a very limited exposure to risk – especially if you’re considering one of the major producers such as Barrick, (NYSE: ABX) Newmont (NYSE: NEM) or Goldcorp (NYSE: GG), who tend to develop assets with strong economics in relatively stable countries.

South African senior producers have a special set of challenges ahead of them that make investment there riskier than in their North American counterparts. Electrical infrastructure is in major need of upgrade, and the depths to which these mines now extend negatively impact production costs going forward.

As you proceed down the list of producers, risk is intensified. This is because mid-tier producers typically gain access only to projects too small, too risky or too expensive for the big players. With increased risk comes the potential for a greater reward – especially with companies who have not yet defined the limits of deposits under development, or where the political situation is uncertain.

The biggest leverage right now, especially considering the drubbing they’ve experienced this year, are among the junior explorers. The juniors also occupy the highest risk segment, but no pain, no gain…or at least, little gain.

The current market is not differentiating efficiently the companies with potentially world class deposits and management from the “wanna be’s” who are probably never “gonna-be’s.” And in that lack of efficiency lies tremendous opportunity for risk-tolerant and patient investors.

You’ve probably heard a lot of talking heads on business stations suggesting that the economic stimulus initiatives are going to have a positive impact on stocks, and how the worst is over, and blah blah blah blah…the same guys were saying the worst is over back in August of last year. All data suggests that we are heading for a prolonged DEPRESSION, and just as in every long bear cycle, there will be little bullish corrections that will snag the naïve predictably.

The pressure on gold will be accordingly intensified. The premium will be on physical and senior production, which is why right now is the time be accumulating gold juniors. Historically, they are the last to benefit from strengthening gold fundamentals, and in this new environment of mistrust and paranoia, it will be no different.

Again, the primary consideration here must be advanced exploration/near-term production, plenty of cash on hand, and aggressive but sensible management. In the last year, I’ve visited several gold deposits, all of which have exceptional potential, and will continue to do so in the months ahead.

When I say exceptional potential, I mean companies that have the potential to earn investors ten times the money, just because they have not yet published a Canadian National Instrument #43-101 report, which is quickly becoming the accepted standard worldwide for mineral resource reporting.

The key is in looking closely at the exploration results and ignoring the headlines. There is a tendency emerging to call everything over 2 grams per tonne gold “high grade”, which is just plain misleading. And high grades can be less relevant where huge tonnage potential exists near infrastructure or existing milling operations, especially if they start at or near surface and have low strip ratios.

The key to evaluating results from a lay person’s perspective is continuity. Long intercepts of low grade mineralization that start near surface are better than short intercepts of higher grades at depth. If mineralization doesn’t start anywhere in the exploration zone above 200 metres in depth, there’s a lot of overburden to go through to reach the good stuff.

Similarly, and what NovaGold (NYSE: NG) is discovering, you can have a monstrous low-grade high tonnage deposit, and discover that the cost of building access and infrastructure can discourage investors and derail the path to production.

In NovaGold’s case though, as long as it is able to navigate through this troubled period where raising cash is tough, the economics improve as gold increases in value and construction materials and energy costs decline. Financing for these projects will become available as these economic factors solidify.

2009 will be a devastating year for many investors. Those with no experience or with little tolerance for risk will miss out on what will become the most profitable phase of the long term bull market for gold that began in 2002. Investors who buy a diverse basket of the very best juniors are going to make out very well, both in the short term and the longer.


Now For Obama…

Obama citizenship issue has merit, AOL poll says

Nation Seeks Answers to questions about the president-elect’s eligibility…

Baro also sent investigators to the newspaper offices to examine files, but the Advertiser could not confirm who actually placed the ad.

According to Baro’s affidavit, Beatrice Arakaki affirmed she was a neighbor of the address listed. She has lived at her current residence of 6075 Kalanianaole Highway from before 1961 to the present.

Moreover, Arakaki said she believed that when Obama lived with the Dunhams, his grandparents, the family address was in Waikiki, not on Kalanianaole Highway.

Baro was able to determine the previous owners of the residence at 6085 Kalanianaole Highway – the alleged address of Obama’s parents when he was born – were Orland S. and Thelma S. (Young) Lefforge, both of whom are deceased.

Baro’s affidavit also documents that the Certification of Live Birth that Obama posted on his campaign website is not the original “long form” birth certificate issued in 1961 by the obstetrician or physician giving birth and the hospital where the baby was born.

Baro’s investigators learned that a “Certificate of Hawaiian Birth Program” established in 1911 during the territorial era and terminated in 1972 during the statehood era allowed Hawaiian residents to apply for a “Late Birth Certificate,” called a “Certificate of Hawaiian Birth,” which appears identical to the “birth certificate” Obama posted on his campaign website.

“This raised the question in my mind as to whether the ‘Certification of Live Birth,’ which is the only document that has been produced and as previously stated solely handled by the representatives of factcheck.org outside Obama’s campaign, is a certification of a live birth or a late birth,” Baro stated in his affidavit.

“I am left with the conclusion that a simple request from Senator Barack Obama to produce the ‘long form’ (redacted if necessary) would end any speculation or question as to his birthplace,” Baro’s affidavit continued. “His continued denial to do so is suspect, in my professional opinion.”

Baro also pointed out that factcheck.org is funded by the Annenberg Foundation, which “is at the center of the ongoing Obama-Bill Ayers controversy – hardly an unbiased source for information in my view.”



By Chelsea Schilling
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

America Online is conducting a new poll asking readers whether they believe there is any merit to the controversy surrounding Barack Obama’s citizenship – and most respondents say “yes.”

There are more than 88,000 national votes in the unscientific survery. A full 52 percent of nationwide respondents believe people should be concerned about Obama’s citizenship, 42 percent say the controversy has no merit and 6 percent of voters remain undecided.

In all, 43 states agree that there could be merit to the Obama citizenship controversy.

Where’s the proof Barack Obama was born in the U.S. or that he fulfills the “natural-born American” clause in the Constitution? If you still want to see it, join more than 190,000 others and sign up now!

Among voters who said Obama’s citizenship shouldn’t be an issue, represented by 7 yellow states, an average only 50 percent of those states’ respondents sided with Obama.

However, Washington, D.C., voters overwhelmingly sided with Obama – with 74 percent voting to drop the issue.

On a similar note, WND poll asked readers, “Are you satisfied Obama is constitutionally eligible to assume the presidency?” A full 97 percent of 6,000 voters said “no.”

The top three answers were:

  • No, if I can’t get a driver’s license without an original birth certificate, how can Obama become president without one?
  • No, and Americans should continue to dog him about it through his term
  • No, there’s a reason why he’s unwilling to disclose his original birth certificate


AOL readers posted comments under its poll results, including the following:

  • No, I don’t think it has any merit. A birth certificate was posted on his web site showing his birth in Hawaii and a story to go with it. Those who are keeping it alive are just sore losers.
  • This could be put to rest with a $10 copy from the government, and yet Obama has spent somewhere between $500,000 and $800,000 to block this. Why does he waste taxpayers money on this foolishness.
  • The birth certificate thing is just more racism under a smoke screen. You birthers can keep this going as long as you want with no results, just as the “Impeach Bush” folks never got anywhere for the past 8 years.
  • Why spend thousands of dollars to block lawsuits that are requesting him to do what John McCain willfully and freely did?
  • It’s sad that every pathetic, Republican racist out there is clinging to the hope that President Obama is not a red-blooded, red, white and blue right down to his soxs American citizen! President Obama is a God given gift to America. He has a big job ahead of him … cleaning up Bush’s mess!
  • Now isn’t that interesting that the slime states of the left which are in the most trouble with their budgets are the ones who think this thug is real.


Investigator Casts Doubt on Obama’s Birth Residence

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

 A private investigator has released to WND an affidavit that casts doubt on whether Barack Obama’s family lived at the address listed in the published notice of his birth in 1961.Jorge Baro was hired by WND to investigate issues related to Obama’s birth amid allegations the Democrat does not meet the Constitution’s requirement that a president be a “natural born citizen.”

Baro’s affidavit documents an interview his staff conducted with Beatrice Arakaki, who has lived at 6075 Kalanianaole Highway in Honolulu since before Obama was born.

The affadivit is at the center of a federal lawsuit filed prior to the November election in Hattiesburg, Miss., before U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett. The suit is one of several yet to be adjudicated that calls for proof of Obama being a “natural born citizen” as required by the Constitution.

Baro is the in-house senior investigator for Elite Legal Services, LLC, in Royal Palm Beach, Fla.



WND Exclusive


Investigator casts doubt on Obama’s birth residence

Neighbor believes family didn’t live at address in newspaper announcement

Posted: December 16, 2008
10:09 pm Eastern 

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2008 WorldNetDaily


Barack Obama and his mother, Anne Dunham

A private investigator has released to WND an affidavit that casts doubt on whether Barack Obama’s family lived at the address listed in the published notice of his birth in 1961.

Jorge Baro was hired by WND to investigate issues related to Obama’s birth amid allegations the Democrat does not meet the Constitution’s requirement that a president be a “natural born citizen.”

Baro’s affidavit documents an interview his staff conducted with Beatrice Arakaki, who has lived at 6075 Kalanianaole Highway in Honolulu since before Obama was born.

The affadivit is at the center of a federal lawsuit filed prior to the November election in Hattiesburg, Miss., before U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett. The suit is one of several yet to be adjudicated that calls for proof of Obama being a “natural born citizen” as required by the Constitution.

Baro is the in-house senior investigator for Elite Legal Services, LLC, in Royal Palm Beach, Fla.

In Hawaii, WND was able to locate at the Honolulu public library microfilm of a notice placed in the Sunday Advertiser Aug. 13, 1961. The announcement in the “Births, Marriages, Death” section read: “Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama, 6085 Kalanianaole Hwy., son, Aug. 4.”

Arakaki told Baro’s investigators she had no recollection of Obama being born or of the family living next door having a black child born to a white mother.

Baro sent a team of investigators to Honolulu to explore records regarding current residents of Kalanianaole Highway and to track down residents back to 1961.

Baro’s investigators were unable to locate any current or past resident of Kalanianaole Highway who could recall Obama or his family living at the address listed in the Sunday Advertiser announcement.