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Trivia from the GIM1 days...

There was a lot of worry in the GIM1 days about the confusing and somewhat eleveated tax consequences of buying bullion; this was around the time gold was in the 600 range. It had gone higher already but had come back a bit.

Most members had bought already nice amounts at much lower prices and were in a bit of confusion about how or when to report the sale of gold, if they ever needed to sell some.

It was right in the middle of those discussions that somehow, someway, which I don't think anyone ever figured out the reason, but a mass enticement appeared among forum members regarding the need to buy a boat and travel with their hoard.

Nobody is sure still if there was a connection, but a few members directed tax questions over to the board where this all was going on at the time for some unknown reason.

Even if there was, all the information has been erased and members who were able to crossover from the dead universe into the new universe, here at GIM2, have had any possible connection long since erased due to the crossover difficulties.

Anyway, disclaimers aside, most members weren't very experienced at boating, myself included and many a disaster was reported. It was a sad time for GIM1, many members suffered identical fates taking heavy and cumbersome metal aboard during the adventures only to have the unexpected happen.

But my question is, does anyone remember which member actually started the boating trip euphoria that seemed to hypnotize members at that time? I know for one, that my boat cost me a fortune and I still haven't figured out how to use the scuba gear the members had me purchase at that time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I am having trouble remembering. I bought the boat, had nothing left to "equip" it with, so the boat just sits out there in the garage and hasn't been out for a few years now. Maybe my granddaughters will find a use for it after I'm gone. I've thought of selling, but it doesn't seem to be increasing in value, so, I'll probably just let it sit - someday maybe those girls will see some value in it.
 
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I'm still a rookie here pretty much so this pre-dates me. However, I am trying to figure out how to get my gold and silver habits passed through under my fiance's radar. She knows about the stash and has a vague idea about how much is in there. I think a story about how I cashed it all in and lost it all at a casino might need to be in order. Then just keep the stacking under the radar without saying a word about it.
 

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I'm still a rookie here pretty much so this pre-dates me. However, I am trying to figure out how to get my gold and silver habits passed through under my fiance's radar. She knows about the stash and has a vague idea about how much is in there. I think a story about how I cashed it all in and lost it all at a casino might need to be in order. Then just keep the stacking under the radar without saying a word about it.
Just tell her you put it in a bank deposit box and the IRS confiscated it at face value. TINS, I knew a guy that had that happen to him. He ended up living in a van down by the river.
 

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lol I had to log in just to like that comment Lt. Dan.

FtP, I think if you have to come up with an excuse for converting debt "money" to hard assets to avoid the ire of your gurrrl, then you're probably doing it wrong. Rates on 10yr gumbymint debt have moar than doubled since the all time low in 2016. Federal debt is not only NOT dropping, it's accelerating to the upside even while the stock market finally cracks. The USD is just now bouncing off a multi year low vs other fake debt "money". Naturally gold and silver are doing precisely what banksters want them to do...dropping. Silver @ 16.28 is a joke.

Frankly I think, only people allergic to economic realities should be opposing wealth preservation policies in an environment such as this.
 
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lol I had to log in just to like that comment Lt. Dan.

FtP, I think if you have to come up with an excuse for converting debt "money" to hard assets to avoid the ire of your gurrrl, then you're probably doing it wrong. Rates on 10yr gumbymint debt have moar than doubled since the all time low in 2016. Federal debt is not only NOT dropping, it's accelerating to the upside even while the stock market finally cracks. The USD is just now bouncing off a multi year low vs other fake debt "money". Naturally gold and silver are doing precisely what banksters want them to do...dropping. Silver @ 16.28 is a joke.

Frankly I think, only people allergic to economic realities should be opposing wealth preservation policies in an environment such as this.
Good point, the lady used to stack a little with me so she gets it a little. Not to where I see it though. Will just take a little persuasion to see it my way. With the economy tanking Wealth Preservation makes sense to me.
 

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Good point, the lady used to stack a little with me so she gets it a little. Not to where I see it though. Will just take a little persuasion to see it my way. With the economy tanking Wealth Preservation makes sense to me.
Something about debt dollars women seem to find very appealing, perhaps it's linked to mall shopping sprees and plastic as a currency of convenience. lol

My own gal has zero metals, but she's smart. I can see her connecting dots on her own. I expect it's only a matter of time before she begins collecting her own white copper doorstops/boat anchors.
 

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Rookie mistake sir. Everyone knows you store the tnt in the bank vault and not the ship hold...as it takes up too much valuable storage space better used for soon to be sunken treasure.
 

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What bullion? I don't make soup. Pass the HFCS please.
 

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I can't speak for others, but I have loved pirating in all its forms since I was a kid. I take out my rubber raft, load up with treasure, hoist the mainsail, raise the jolly rodger, and go out freebooting with a bottle of rum on my local "lake".
Sadly, the weight of the treasure always seems to sink the ship! Good thing I can swim!
 

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Same here, save that I can't swim worth a damn. Only thing that's saved me to date is I drink all the rum and reseal the bottles as flotation devices. Mebe some day, my kids can find all that booty I've lost over the years at the bottom of lake _____.

...stupid rum addiction musta gave me Alzheimers.
 

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Its still beyond me why you people buy these barbaric relics.
 

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Its still beyond me why you people buy these barbaric relics.
Tradition.
I can't set sail on a pirate raid with a chest full of ETFs or Treasury Notes.
 

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I found several posts dating to 2009 and before about this topic. One poster on one forum stated that the term appeared in the Russian newspaper, Izvestija, just before the 1956 Hungarian revolt as party officials sought to collect and confiscate German weapons the locals took possession of right after the war. When locals were questioned by authorities after being ratted out by some informant (George Soros?) the stock answer was to admit that they did have the weapon at one time but it got lost on a "boating accident" on lake Balaton or on the Danube River.

Having had relatives who lived behind the iron curtain this story sounds very much like ones they recounted and totally plausible. Now all we need is someone who can read Russian to search the Izvestija archives for final verification.
 

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I'm still a rookie here pretty much so this pre-dates me. However, I am trying to figure out how to get my gold and silver habits passed through under my fiance's radar. She knows about the stash and has a vague idea about how much is in there. I think a story about how I cashed it all in and lost it all at a casino might need to be in order. Then just keep the stacking under the radar without saying a word about it.
If she knows the stash in detail, "I'm gonna sell some" and buy back; do not say anything.
No lies.
If she does not know stash detail, keep show stoppers in case view is requested, stash the rest.

1st, Hope your joining goes A+ until you both pass away.

2nd...... Every man should have a cache or stash of reserve/back-up liquidity only he knows.
This is for true EMERGENCIES, not sofa, or cabinets, we're talking moving to Ecuador or a brain transplant.
Yes, in Will or hidden to be found upon death note or the stash should be established as one can be hit by a truck.

3rd In todays legal society, a man may end a relationship and loose it all. One must have reserves.
4th Proclaiming acquisitions here on GIM2 is a lawyers dream.
5th and final... KEEP STACKIN' BRA !

Oh, buy a cheap boat, you're gonna need it.
 

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I think we'll know for sure if we see any signs of scuba gear in his posts.
 

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But my question is, does anyone remember which member actually started the boating trip euphoria that seemed to hypnotize members at that time? I know for one, that my boat cost me a fortune and I still haven't figured out how to use the scuba gear the members had me purchase at that time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

You forgot the AMNESIA F.M.
Boats sinking, barely making it to shore, found unconscious on shore, woke up in the hospital or back home and can not remember WHERE the boat sank.

If my recollection is working correctly I believe there were members who accused other members here of being spooks for .gov.
Some questioning 'HOW MUCH GOLD/SILVER DO YOU HOLD" ? ; What kind or How Many firearms do you own ?; " Where are good places to BUG OUT TO ?" "How Much Ammo is Enough?'; ....

Yeah a little bit of paranoia took hold.
" Just because people are talking about you does NOT mean they are NOT out to get You".
Damn where did that boat sink ?
 

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Cui bono? Who benefits from all these boating accidents? Had to be Irons.
 

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Anyway, disclaimers aside, most members weren't very experienced at boating, myself included and many a disaster was reported.
FM, you don't need to be deficient in boating abilities to have a disastrous accident at sea. Just ask our Navy !!! :belly laugh:
 

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The gold was so heavy it wore a hole in my pocket and I lost it. A lot of times.
You should have worn BIBS. More pockets to choose from and wear out. :2 thumbs up:
 

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Those tenth ounce coins are kinda hard to keep track of in your pockets. HA!
 

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I'm still a rookie here pretty much so this pre-dates me. However, I am trying to figure out how to get my gold and silver habits passed through under my fiance's radar. She knows about the stash and has a vague idea about how much is in there. I think a story about how I cashed it all in and lost it all at a casino might need to be in order. Then just keep the stacking under the radar without saying a word about it.
"Loose lips... sink ships" is a frequent moniker around here....
 

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I'm still a rookie here pretty much so this pre-dates me. However, I am trying to figure out how to get my gold and silver habits passed through under my fiance's radar. She knows about the stash and has a vague idea about how much is in there. I think a story about how I cashed it all in and lost it all at a casino might need to be in order. Then just keep the stacking under the radar without saying a word about it.
"Loose lips... sink ships" is a frequent moniker around here....

IF IT WERE ME: I'd keep a stash about the size she knows about and keep where it is obvious to her, and knows where to look.
New finds and those she may NOT know about would find a new home wherever you think she'd never look or go out of her way to snoop. Ya got an old dirty attic or crawl space ? Those can be useful.
You got a workshop with a bunch of tools, nuts, bolts, screws, nails in boxes ? Use a false bottom in a metal tool box to cover the new booty.

If she finds it tell her you are always suspicious of .gov and wanted a stash for bug out purposes if TSHTF.

My two "coppers" worth of advice.
 

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Usually the "creator" never gets the credit. Someone else picks up the ball and makes it entertaining and it catches on.
 
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I DID not invent the term.
Those boating accidents have been going on for as long as I've been visiting various forums and probably longer, since that would be back before there was even a PC invented. I first started hearing of them back before Y2K on a forum about Battle Rifles. Pretty sure that forum no longer exists.
 

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I am having trouble remembering. I bought the boat, had nothing left to "equip" it with, so the boat just sits out there in the garage and hasn't been out for a few years now. Maybe my granddaughters will find a use for it after I'm gone. I've thought of selling, but it doesn't seem to be increasing in value, so, I'll probably just let it sit - someday maybe those girls will see some value in it.
Drill holes in the boat and park your car underneath it, like a Faraday Cage

or sink your precious metals in it, like the rest of us :2 thumbs up:

I'm still a rookie here pretty much so this pre-dates me. However, I am trying to figure out how to get my gold and silver habits passed through under my fiance's radar. She knows about the stash and has a vague idea about how much is in there. I think a story about how I cashed it all in and lost it all at a casino might need to be in order. Then just keep the stacking under the radar without saying a word about it.
Going into a Relationship is not a time to hide anything, if you're together long enough, it will come out and she can pull the "honesty" flag and you'll be busted, she'll own your ass for a long time
Thnik differently:
You're in charge, Your in charge of it ALL, Security is the Main Concern and you are IT
You will get a great back-up and she's not going to tell you all, right away

You don't have to disclose anything, just don't talk about it, not completely about ALL of it, just the bulk
Talk about it in "chunks", as time goes on, introduction style, she'll be introduced to the idea and it'll be passe' because she won't be interested at all other than she's "financially secure by her man"

and life will continue

happily ever after :oriental:

Its still beyond me why you people buy these barbaric relics.
come on:
Just so we can float around here and reminisce about who created particular phrases

man, what a party pooper
 

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I'm still a rookie here pretty much so this pre-dates me. However, I am trying to figure out how to get my gold and silver habits passed through under my fiance's radar. She knows about the stash and has a vague idea about how much is in there. I think a story about how I cashed it all in and lost it all at a casino might need to be in order. Then just keep the stacking under the radar without saying a word about it.
If you can't trust here totally, then you may want to reconsider your engagement. Total trust might not be something achievable in a year or less...it takes a long time to really get to know someone.

To whit, my (ex)wife of 17 years stole close to $70k from me, attempted to ruin my military career and tried having me arrested 3 time during our divorce. I knew divorce would be rough, but I never knew she had that much hatred and vindictive selfishness in her.

Bottom line; be careful.

Edit: she also broke into my base house one day and stole some things from me, even though there was a restraining order on her - the base police and honolulu police did nothing.
 

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I've got an old hard drive with a virus on it that has a bunch of GIM1 posts. Just before it was shut down they told members to downloads sections and I don't remember what I grabbed, but it was quite a bit. I'm not savvy enough to get the files without infecting my current system.
 

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I've got an old hard drive with a virus on it that has a bunch of GIM1 posts. Just before it was shut down they told members to downloads sections and I don't remember what I grabbed, but it was quite a bit. I'm not savvy enough to get the files without infecting my current system.
There are several ways you can still get to the data without infecting the new system. Not sure how important the posts are to you, but if you really want to get them recovered you can either contact a specialist (the local PC repair shop will be able to do this) or you can read up on how to do it yourself which is a little more difficult if you're not very computer savvy but by no means out of reach for most computer literates.
 

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Those boating accidents have been going on for as long as I've been visiting various forums and probably longer, since that would be back before there was even a PC invented. I first started hearing of them back before Y2K on a forum about Battle Rifles. Pretty sure that forum no longer exists.
Dang Dan you still be pretty sharp for a 'elder'.
The forum was named "WarRifles". I was a member there. Bought a lot of stuff with those guys as they did a lot of group buy's on MH, ammo, and other stuff.
And you are correct, they no longer exist's.

On who started "Boating Accident"? I want to say it was Budfox, but don't hold me to it as I joined GIM back in Feb 2006.