I grew up in Kitsilano, Vancouver, British Columbia. In my teens, 4th Avenue (our main street) smelled like marijuana. Long-haired men and bra-less woman smoked joints in doorways.
Trying to “Make America Great Again” by reviving the coal industry – is like trying to extinguish a house fire by spitting on it. If coal employment was restored to 2003 levels, there would still be more people working in car washes.
If bankers knew how to read drill logs – “streaming companies” wouldn’t exist. Lacking the geological expertise to accurately assess risk – big banks typically tremble at the knees when they get close to a proposed mine site.
Global money printing and “quantitative easing” have damaged the integrity of paper currency while creating trillion dollar equity, bond and real estate bubbles. It doesn’t take a genius to sustain 2% GDP growth when you’re tossing duffel bags of cash from a fleet of helicopters. When these bubbles pop – there will be stampede to gold
If Leagold Mining (LMC.V) was an animal, it would have a giraffe’s neck, shark’s teeth, and a cheetah’s hind legs. LMC -straight up- reaches higher, bites harder, and runs faster than other companies in its peer group.
On May 28, 2017 a Chinese state-controlled but publicly-traded gold company, Shandong Gold Group (600547.SS) announced that it had discovered “China’s Biggest Gold Mine” with 382 tons of gold reserves.
Unless the transaction is social, sexual, or financial – people do not generally enjoy being touched by strangers. In 2016, there were over 58,000 gun violence incidents in North America, which lead to 15,000 deaths. Which is why the powers that be spend many billions in trying to figure out where weirdos with weapons are going to pop up next – and inconvenience millions in the process. The current weapon-detection systems deployed in airports, stadiums, concert halls and train stations involve a lot of touching. Recent public-domain complaints to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) revealed the degree of customer distress from transportation front lines. “After I was patted down,” one complainant stated, “the officer slapped me hard on the penis with the back of his hand. Things just got worse from there.”