Saturday, November 9, 2019

edelmetallmesse 2019 (gold silver show - munich)

this year's gold, silver and natural resources show / convention in munich is over ... let's look foward to 2020 :-)

as every year, there were many familiar faces, gold bugs, libertarians, conspiracy theorists, friends, bullion dealers so all the folks could buy physical gold + silver, analysts, fund managers, mining companies, newsletter writers, book sellers, speakers & co.

the following picture represents the financial markets at least since 2008 so well, if you asked me 😄
the central banks and especially the FED decide in which direction are the markets heading, isn't it? but probably not for ever ~ by markus blaschzok (blaschzok research, solit)

i've listened to many lectures on both days of this convention, my favorites were markus miller, markus blaschzok, gianni kovacevic, frank hellmeyer and peter denk.

so let show you few pictures and write my insights in between 😏
 the crowd waiting for the MVG public transportation museum to open its doors
 friedrich & weik, the crash prophets
 is the brexit good for great britain in the long run? (friedrich lange, oxford club)
with christine lagarde as head of ECB stays the zero interest rate and the financial manipulation on the agenda 
i have few shares of  the canadian penny stock explorer megastar, but the only reason to show you this picture is because i like it ...
 one of the many bullion dealers philoro out there
 
 gianni kovacevic (on the left) from copperbank resources spoke mainly about the huge need for copper in the future because of highly increased needs in automotive and energy sector
a really good presentation delivered markus miller who spoke not only about markets but also about changes in our society like health issues, masses of refugees, ...
the blockchain technology is independent from a central authority and ensures the answer to the question: what happened and what not? but this alone is probably not the reason for the success of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is it? 
education is your best investment.
quality of live is the highest yield you can achieve. 
i will probably tell santa claus to bring me markus miller's new book for christmas☺
donald trump was covered by many speakers, here by folker hellmeyer
the future lies in the east ...
i'm happy to talk every year with jack stoch in munich. he is the CEO of globex minig, one of my many, many junior mining stocks in my portfolio. well, globex and the whole resources sector should skyrocket soon or i will get crazy after now almost 8 years of bear market ...
there is some arts in the MVG museum too
dr. eike hamer
my coffee break 
in gold we trust, ronald-peter stöferle (incrementum)
peter denk about donald trump, deep state, mainstream media, ...
is this negative coverage in the media the reason that trumps prefers to speak directly to the people via twitter? 😎
at least trump deescalated the situation with noth korea, ukraine, syria, ...
... and till now he also did not attack iran, no matter what all the war mongers tried (what a great picture by ben garrison!)
jeffrey epstein ...
markus blaschzok (blaschzok research, solit) had really interesting views on the markets and yes, i will think whether to subscribe for his markets reviews and start trading again. this time probably with more success than till now 😃😃😃
the FED gave the signal for the current gold rally on january 30th, 2019 according to markus
the interest rate during gold standard 1870-1918 was constantly about 4% 
there are few more gold conventions out there. wow, the swiss historian daniele ganser will also speak in wiesbaden
thorsten schulte aka silberjunge
the fair is over ...
more pictures here.
last year's event here.
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Saturday, September 21, 2019

world cleanup day

also this year few friends, other approximately 50 activists and me joined the the world cleanup day. many of them with their children, which is a very positive educational behaviour, isn't it? we tried to clean up the isar river banks. as the city of munich provides a lot of garbage cans in this area, there is not so much waste as few years ago. and thanks goodness, we do not need to compare isar with  the waste monster yangon river before the trash heroes arrived, too. 
isar river in muncih
anyway, we found a lot of plastic, empty cigarette packs and a lot of broken glass. if you asked me, the disposal of only 8 cents per bottle of beer is not enough to discourage the drinkers to throw their bottles away. maybe with a disposal of 1 euro per bottle (which is more than a beer itself costs 😃), there would be much much fewer broken beer bottles out there, wouldn't it? 

well, we also found some coins, but not enough to buy a bottle of beer 😂.
we have had a nice weather, so it was a beautiful day outside.

the biggest paradox today? i could collect much more waste in a huge waste bag on my way home from the s-bahn (metro) station neuaubing then 10 people found at the isar river banks. yes, there are no garbage cans in our part of neuaubing 😟.

our former action ramadama here.

let's keep our world clean ... and clean up after others too. somebody has to do it :-)
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Monday, July 22, 2019

ayutthaya (thailand) ~ unesco world heritage site

unesco world heritage site ayutthaya (thailand) was the 2nd siamese capital (after sukhothai and before bangkok) from 1350 a.d. till 1767 a.d. (wikipedia says 1351. who cares?). with about 1 million inhabitants around the year 1700 was ayutthaya one of the biggest cities on earth in that time. it was destroyed by the burmese in 1767 ...
all in one collage
the historical ayutthaya was surrounded by three rivers, the most important of them is the chao phraya river (Johannes Vingboons - Ayutthaya at about 1665 (source: Wikipedia)).
enjoy few pictures:
 king's summer residence 'bang pa-in' palace in 'ban len' outside the historical city
thai king's family
our travel guide today
huge buddha statue inside the (modern) temple
buddha, monday till sunday (wednesday comes twice 😃)
ayutthaya historical site:
without shoes, as the huge part of this summer
lunch break
two of us, jumping high 😄
thai police ~ there is probably not much crime in buddhist countries, is it?
buddhist monks
more pictures here
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