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 By Rick

03/17/2010  2:21PM

The Water Board would say "none" because they care more about politics than private sector mining with a hoist and the cable to support it.

So I have a question for the Water Board:

"If the ambient level of arsenic in Kanaka Creek is the same upstream from the mine as downstream, how much cable would it take to pull your head out of..."
 By gfxgold

03/17/2010  12:26AM

Mike, using the formula for a right triangle, it would take 460.27 feet of cable on a line of 37 degrees to a depth of 277 feet. Of course, I would go with a full drum of cable and then these numbers wouldn't matter.
 By Michael Miller

03/17/2010  12:04AM

Exposure is the Topic I chose over a new topic called, "Plan to Mine". Exposure houses some emtries to savor. It lives on.




Planning To Mine. Oh, sixteen to one mine, the phoenix of gold.
Planning To Mine. Here is a question that needs an answer.

If the elevation change is 277 feet vertical, how many feet of cable is necessary to operate a hoist, considering the dip of the winze averages 37 degrees?

Please enter an answer and explanation if necessary. All support will be valuable. There are underground variables you may wish to include.
 By Dave I.

03/16/2010  1:20PM

The "International California Mining Journal" Has an article Referencing Senator Reid making a statement about mining law will not be a subject of legislation for consideration in 2010.
 By bluejay

03/10/2010  1:36PM

No one really has to wonder anymore as to why we have such dependence on foreign sources for natural resources: The US and especially California, are just plain anti-mining. As the excerpt below clearly states, we have uranium but we prefer to import it adding to the nation's trade deficit and restraining the miners in the confines of the unemployed.

The excerpt is from the article "Identifying Stars In The Mexican Precious Metals Universe" Part II that appeared in the Gold Report January 10, 2010 and that was written by Trey Wasser.

"We currently operate the world's largest fleet of nuclear reactors, which produce 20% of our electricity. The U.S. currently consumes 56 million pounds of uranium annually, but only produces 4.5 million pounds. So without adding a single new reactor we are short about 50MM pounds of uranium a year. That is hardly energy independence- especially considering that we have one of the world's largest resource bases of the metal."

It is understood that in our country's historical pursuit of the metal Mother Nature was harmed but that was the fault of government, not the miners. For it was the government that issued the permits. It was, also, the government's responsibility to insure that the land and waterways were protected which they completely failed to do.

How life for the miners has changed these days as the pendulum has swung to the other extreme: the regulatory agencies have now turned into big business with the appointees pulling in $100,000 monthly salaries plus who continue to castigate the miners with fantasy justification for fines and penalties.

Unfortunately, the miners don't have the big check book that Goldman Sachs has to keep the regulators in their industry off their backs.

Is our problem with the Central Valley Water District caused because we don't run a lobbying effort like Goldman Sachs?

It's fairly obvious to informed people that rule books get thrown at you when your doing something that someone else doesn't like. Is it possible that because stuffed white envelopes weren't exchanged under tables that today we find ouselves in the position of being nailed to the cross?

Where is the rider on the white horse? What's really amazing is that after the other three horsemen of the Apocalypse have ransacked our camp, our fires are still burning. Thanks, Mike.
 By bluejay

03/02/2010  12:30PM

Hello Dave

I couldn't agree with you more. The 30 to 40 age group in Reno that I am aware of have lost their jobs while the remainder are in fear of being eliminated as well.

I have never in my life known of so many personal bankrupties and others seeking legal advice for them.

There might be Californians comtemplating Nevada as they prepare their exit plans but I see Texas, especially Austin, as a much better choice.

I recently heard that 25% of California's millionaires have already vacated. California which is the eighth largest economy in the world really messed up, big time. There is some good news for them, I'm sending in taxes due when the time comes in April.
 By Dave I.

03/01/2010  3:49AM

Hi bluejay,

You are concerned about Reno meltdown. You maybe right, but they still have another benefactor, being California and there over taxed population moving out of state to enjoy a freedom from California anti business and anti mining regulations.
 By bluejay

02/28/2010  12:24AM

Emergency shipments of condoms headed to Winter Games. 100,000 were originally handed out to 7,000 athletes and officials in Vancouver prior to the Games by health officials.

With the world financially falling apart Gerald Celente said the new big trend will be in feeling good, so the condom shortage is not a surprise at the Winter Games in Vancouver.

Just recently bad news just keeps rolling in. We have been informed that the AIG's loss in bigger than expected and Fannie needs $15.3 billion more to stay afloat.

All this reminds me of Jim Black's book, "When Nations Die." If you have read the
book you know that there are many current parallels to past demises around the globe to indicate that our turn is next.

Gold is going to unimaginable heights for those willing to accept what is happening in front of their very eyes. Reno, as an example, is way ahead of the rest of the nation being in the midst of the first stage of a complete meltdown.

http://www.leaderu.com/common/nationsdie.html

http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/blogs/postblog/2010/02/emergency-shipment-of-condoms-headed-to-olympic-athletes.html
 By Dave I.

02/17/2010  8:26PM

Wages are relative to cost of living for employees, The $19.45 hourly wages in the Bay Area were relative to wages of the early 1990's Today it is now $25.00 to $35.00 per hour for skilled labor. As for benefits, they can be almost the same amount as the wages, so doubling the wages I would think would be the hourly cost of an employee. This would also include management of the employee, training of the employee, retirement funding, social security, medical benefits, safety equipment, vacation time, sick leave, unemployment insurance, and disability insurance. These are all costs associated with an employee. Especially a union employee.
 By bluejay

02/17/2010  7:39PM

The following was submitted to the Casey Dispatch and printed today in that daily report.


According to this report from the BLS, state and local government employers spent an average of $39.83 per hour worked ($26.24 for wages and $13.60 for benefits) for total employee compensation in September 2009. Total employer compensation costs for private-industry workers averaged $27.49 per hour ($19.45 for wages and $8.05 for benefits).

Translation: government employees make about 45% more on average than private-sector employees.

No wonder the States are in trouble, the hired help is making more money than the citizens that are still lucky enough to still have a job.
 By Dave I.

02/17/2010  6:54PM

I ment to say in my last statement The argument to stop the state from enforcing the stop dredging law.
 By Dave I.

02/17/2010  6:51PM

The 1872 mining law, for which you have been gifted a right to mine. This is the argument that is being considered in federal court to cause the law the State of California passed to stop dredging. A gifted right is protected by the 9th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
This same right should protect the 16 to One from interference from the state water board law suit. P.L.P. is representing this argument, based on a court action of another federal court in another state. The argument is written up in the "California Mining Journal". I recommend you get in touch with the P.L.P. about your case against this law suit.
You might want to get a venue change to a federal court as the action of the complaint is for federal land. Which is not a state jurisdiction.
 By bluejay

02/17/2010  10:51AM

Squeeze The People

My grandfather was a member of the L.A. County Planning Commission from the mid-30's until his demise in 1958. During his tenure he refused to take a salary and, of course, never took a pension. His conviction was that it was one's civic responsibility to contribe to society, not to profit by it.

Today, so-called civil servants have positioned themselves through the halls of power in government to bleed their constituents. This is becoming self evident as government revenues supporting these high paying positions and pensions continues to shrink with expanding economic decay.

Position salaries for the CEO's of the top three banks in China make $250,000 or so in yearly compensation. A big financial shake-up is coming our way as we have been living beyound our means for far too long. In the linked news newspaper report below check out the ballooned pensions that some of the southern California school districts have handed out.

The excessive forms of public employeee benefits is surely due to be reigned in with some realistice haircuts soon to be mandated as the bankrupt State of California along with many of its municipalities are running out of options to stop the bleeding.

The Water Board gestapo with their salaries in the excess of $100,000 is one obvious place to start yielding the axe.
 By bluejay

02/14/2010  10:05PM

CNNmoney.com reports that beginning July 1th, the start of the State's fiscal years, 900,000 of their employees will be released. I guess if you work for the Water Board and can write tickets to save your job. Those positions may be a bit more secure from the regular State folks who can't write revenue producing demands for water infractions based upon fantasy. If Californians were aware of the extended injustices this body has directed towards the Sixteen to One heads would roll.

On a recent returning mid-week trip from Reno on I-80 there were more CHP flashing lights for infraction stops than ever seen before. The "squeeze the people" State agenda apparently is now in full speed ahead.

Just like Hillary Clinton recently stated, "We're going to tax anything that moves" clearly exemplifies the government employee's attitude towards their constituents to cover their expanded financial requirements for all the mistakes and those of the big banks.

The general criticism of government keeps expanding on a daily basis. Gold is a free person's hedge against fumbling leaders. As the growing massive problems behind the curtain find the light of day it will become apparent to everyone that our elected officials and their appointees were clearly out of their league as is witnessed by all their cover-up arrogance and evident monopolistic corner on ignorance.

The growing job losses of the States are living proof of government's incompetence and all the State governments, no one is more shameful than California. This trend should continue well into 2016 with higher and higher long term gold prices as educated people protect themselves and their families.
 By bluejay

02/12/2010  5:35PM

What do Hammurabi, Plato, Charlemagne, Dante and Queens Mary and Elizabeth have in common? They all condemned, outlawed or regulated the charging of interest on loans. In fact, until the early 1900s interest rates in the United States were kept at or near 10%. And until 1979, loan laws provided some interest rate cap in every state. Then everything changed. Governments and banks put profits before people. And now the lending industry is spiraling out of control. (From Wikipedia)

An excerpt from the 79.9% interest rate story from Yahoo.com today:

A national bank charging 79.9 percent interest on a credit card is legal -- as long as the issuer fully discloses the terms as required by the federal Truth in Lending Act. Still, the high rate has been met with shock across the country because it is so much higher than prevailing APRs and penatly interest rates. The CreditCards.com Weekly Rate report national average for bad credit credit cards was 14.15 percent on Feb. 12.

The money paid to banks for credit card interest expense never finds it way into the general economy. When Paul Volcker collared inflation in the early 80's by increasing interest rates usury charges passed 10% to never return below there again. The bankers are sucking us dry and setting the nation up for another financial panic which the big ones usually benefit from. It's an old game that's been going on throughout our history.

They are turning us all into paupers all over again while our elected representatives care only about themselves. Is there any wonder that a recent survey indicated that the great majority of Americans have no interest in re-elected their representatives?
 By bluejay

02/10/2010  8:56PM

A parallel here with the beginning of the decline of Rome?

From today's Casey's Dispatch:

Obama’s total proposed annual military budget is nearly $1 trillion.


To understand the immensity of one trillion dollars, one would have had to start spending $1 million daily soon after Rome was founded and continue for 2,738 years until today.


This [Obama’s proposed budget] includes Pentagon spending of $880 billion. Add secret "black programs" (about $70 billion); military aid to foreign nations like Egypt, Israel and Pakistan (including bribes); 225,000 military "contractors" (mercenaries and workers); and veteran’s costs. Add $75 billion (nearly 2.5 times France’s total defense budget) for 16 poorly functioning intelligence agencies with 200,000 employees who keep tripping over one another.


The Afghanistan and Iraq wars ($1 trillion so far) will cost $200–$250 billion more this year, including hidden and indirect expenses.


Obama’s Afghan "surge" of 30,000 new troops will cost an additional $33 billion – more than Germany’s total defense budget.


The Pentagon colossus now accounts for half of total world military spending.


China and Russia combined spend only a paltry 10% of the U.S. on defense.


There are 750 U.S. military bases in 50 nations and 255,000 service members stationed abroad, 116,000 in Europe, nearly 100,000 in Japan and South Korea.
 By bluejay

01/16/2010  8:55AM

"There is an ancient Indian saying that something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it.

My people have come to trust memory over history.

Memory like fire is radiant and immutable while history serves only those who seek to control it.

Those who would dose the flame of memory in order to put out the dangerous fire of truth, beware of these men for they are dangerous themselves and unwise.

Their false history is written in the blood of those that might remember it and of those who seek the truth."

Anonymous
 By bluejay

01/15/2010  5:48PM

Rick

I thought of you when I saw this quote at jsmineset.com.

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

–Joseph Goebbels
 By bluejay

01/05/2010  2:20PM

A General Pension Crisis Approaches

http://www.kitco.com/ind/fekete/jan042010.html
 By bluejay

12/31/2009  11:53AM

From the Casey Dispatch:

8 Things You Didn't Know About Silver (That Could Help Make You Rich)

1) Every year for the last 60, more silver has been consumed than produced

2) Approximately five times more gold exists in above-ground supplies than silver

3) There are fewer years' worth of silver in known underground deposits than gold

4) Silver is the best conductor of electricity -- all cell phones, computers, TVs, refrigerators, etc. have it

5) Tomorrow's high-performance, next-generation batteries increasingly rely on silver alloys

6) In many places, silver is now governmentally mandated to replace lead in all types of applications

7) Its antibacterial properties make silver essential for pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

8) Around 700 tons of silver are in use at any given moment for the production of plastics

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