"As I mentioned in Saturday's column, the obvious market shenanigans in the precious metals last Wednesday woke up even the most die-hard skeptic to the fact that the precious metals markets are rigged seven ways to heaven...and it could also have resulted in a 'crossing of the Rubicon' moment, as all market participants are now alerted to their presence. Hopefully we at GATA [and Ted Butler in silver] will hear no more of this 'conspiracy theorist' b.s. that we've had to endure since the day we all started on this quest...GATA for 13 years...and Ted Butler for 26+ years.
"Of course there are still card-carrying members of the Flat Earth Society around...but most of them fall into the 'lunatic fringe' category such as Jon Nadler over at Kitco...and Jeff Christian at CPM Group. And there are still others that will never admit to it, even it was carved onto two stone tablets and brought down off a mountain by a man named Moses. Those would be the executives and boards of directors at the large cap silver mining companies...and as John Embry has said many times over the last decade: "They're either ignorant, naïve, or complicit.""