We were the first (only?) to instantly call BS on the FBI arrest of an Elvis impersonator in the ricin mailing:
I wouldn't be surprised if the ricin thing turns out to be a mistaken lab test, and this guy was just sending ordinary conspiracy theory letters to Obama and Senator Wicker. How stupid would you have to be to sign your Elvis impersonator stage name to letters containing ricin?Whether or not there actually was ricin that maybe somebody else sent, Kevin Curtis has been released as he was indeed not that stupid. Not that it's a difficult call to say the FBI always fingers the wrong guy first (Richard Jewell, Dr. Steven Hatfill...).
We had similar success early in the gold plunge:
This could get a lot uglier [It did.] as leveraged futures holders get margin calls and are forced to sell. Those with physical gold and a long-term view? Buying opportunity [It was.].We missed one opportunity for a layup as the left-wing media were falling all over themselves hoping for a Tea Party terrorist. It was obvious to anyone with two brain cells to rub together that Boston was likely a foreign-born Islamic radical, but we didn't get around to posting the obvious. Next time.