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Mulligan Mint Open House

Dallas, TX based Mulligan Mint hosts its first open house event

The Sentinel is Now in Copper

The Sentinel is Now in Copper

In 2012, Mulligan Mint set out to be the finest full service production and manufacturing mint in the country.  In less than 2 years, M2 has grown to occupy 20,000 square feet of production space with the all of the equipment necessary to take refined silver from shot to finished, minted product.  In spite of the obstacles we’ve faced as a small business, we have worked diligently to set the standard for both quality and integrity in the precious metals industry and have, quite frankly, become the talk of the silver community and coined as “The Little Mint that Could”. For more information about who we are and what we do, visit our website at www.mulliganmint.com.

This November 5th, 2013 we cordially invite you to see for yourself what all of the fuss is about.  Our doors will be open to you from 3pm to 9pm for our first official open house event.  Please join us as we walk you through the minting process, introduce you to the Mulligan Mint, Inc family and hear, first hand, all the exciting things we have on the horizon for 2014.  Enjoy our keynote speakers: Jeffrey Tucker of Mises Institute renown, Stephen Macaskill of Amagi Metals and FEE, Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast, and Rob Gray of Open Currency and CEO of Mulligan Mint, Inc.

And just in case you can’t be there, we will be broadcasting the event live for you and the rest of the silver community so be on the lookout for that information on our Mulligan Mint homepage in the days prior to the event.

For those that have been concerned about ordering silver due to the bankruptcy, it is certainly understandable.  The good news is if you are local you can come to this event and purchase silver cash and carry on site.

For those with pending orders, I discussed the situation with Rob last night.  Basically this is the deal.  The mint is slowly digging out of its hole but as it is in bankruptcy it has to do what it is told to do by its trustee and the court.  Right now that is as follows.

First – all new orders are to be filled and done so as soon as they are placed.

Second – any back orders are to be filled in reverse order, the newest orders first.  I know this doesn’t make sense but it is what the court has ordered.

Third – once all back log of orders are filled the mint should be able to at that time be able to fill “trapped orders” these are orders that were placed before the bankruptcy filing.

Rob told me last night, if he had the choice he would be filling orders based on the oldest first, but he doesn’t have that choice at this time.  I want to point out that I have been up front about this situation from day one.  We all know the cause of this misery and it isn’t worth repeating at this time.  The fact is simple, Rob is doing all he can to stay in the fight and make the mint a success.

For those with trapped orders if there were anything I could do I would.  Frankly right now I am a creditor for about 20,000 dollars in commissions due in the bankruptcy.  That is largely because I took no commissions for the last 90 days in order to help Rob fill orders in this time.   In any event if you are local and have any questions come on down to the mint next Tuesday.

 

Episode-1208- Important Updates from Rob Gray at Mulligan Mint

Silver is Honest Money

Sentinel ParaDIMES are Available at TSPMint

Today I am joined by my good friend Mr. Rob Gray of AOCS and Mulligan Mint. Today our discussion revolves around the future of TSP Silver Medallions and we have some very exciting news about that.

As I said last week there would be news coming out about Mulligan Mint that some parties would spin as extremely negative.  Said news is that Mulligan has filed Chapter 11 reorganizational bankruptcy protection.

This doesn’t mean they are out of business, this means they have set up protections under Federal Court so that they can continue operations and put a halt on some very unreasonable legal actions.  This move actually will allow for additional capital into the business along with some other advantages Rob will tell you about today.

The key take aways are…

  • Mulligan Mint is still “in business” and is still filling orders
  • You can order with a credit card and get the consumer protections that go with that if you want to
  • Mulligan Mint is currently shipping orders right now, every customer is being taken care of
  • Mulligan is now in a much stronger position then they have been in for some time
  • There will be counter claim actions soon, when you hear why it will shock you
  • Rob has stood though this battle and hasn’t quit fighting and is ready for what comes next
  • I will continue to fight this battle with my friend and hope many of you will as well

Special Notice - I do want to make one point public here that I didn’t make on the air.  I have been accused by some people as “doing this for the money” and worse doing so “at the expense of my community”.  Such slander is baseless in the face of the honor I have shown but let me just state this fact.

In August, I told my friend Rob, to “Not to worry about any commissions due to me at that time or any further commissions due to me until such time as he was able to close the current matters.  Further that if he were to lose this fight to insure that anyone from TSP that was owed anything from the mint was ahead of me in line at the end of the road, should that day come.”

I will simply say, those of you who speak against my honor can be forgiven, because you clearly know not of what you speak.

Any trolling or hateful comments by those that wish to simply lie and slander here shall be deleted.  That said any reasonable questions this interview created will be answered by Rob below as I have time to moderate them and as he has time to answer.

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1157- Rob Gray on the Future of Silver Currencies

Silver is Honest Money

Silver is Honest Money

Today I am joined by my good friend Mr. Rob Gray of AOCS and  Mulligan Mint.  Today our discussion revolves around the future of TSP Silver Medallions and we have some very exciting news about that.  Additionally we really focus more on expanding silver’s role in America and around the world as a true currency of choice.

The entire mission of AOCS for as long as I have known Rob has been  to expand the use and role of complimentary currencies and return individual sovereignty for anyone from towns to Indian nations.  Today for instance we are announcing that the Crow Nation has engaged with Mulligan Mint to produce a new silver medallion with plans to set up a bank for their people.

Rob and I have worked long and hard and have some pretty interesting plants to take the silver market to a new level.  We will soon begin work on a new coin series called “The Six Virtues of Liberty” each of the 6 medallions will feature a virtue that is necessary for a citizen to preserve the liberty of the republic.  While we did not reveal the 6 virtues on air today, I will do that here in today’s show notes.  They are…

  • Honor – The willingness to do what is right even when it isn’t easy
  • Courage – The ability to face fear and stand true in spite of it
  • Strength – The power to resist and fight the good fight
  • Knowledge – The wisdom to know the truth and think independently
  • Vigilance – The commitment to always stand guard over the republic
  • Sovereignty – The understanding that you are a sovereign being

Think about this friends, how much stronger would our nation be if these were the virtues that we were instilling in ourselves, our children and our fellow citizens?  Join Rob and I today as we discuss how we as partners are going to bring this message, the message of honest money and the message of community value to America.

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1134- Understanding and Investing in Silver

Custom Medallions a Just One Option for the Silver Investor.

Custom Medallions a Just One Option for the Silver Investor.

I’ll promise right  up front that this will not be a TSPMint.com infomercial.  In fact I will spend the majority on the show on other types of silver, why silver is a great investment and why many “fears” and “concerns” with buying silver are not worth worrying about.

I also want to talk about the real and false reasons behind the recent drop in precious metals pricing.  There are two things going on here, prices should be coming down but not as far and not as fast as they are.  Just as speculation can drive up a commodity (especially when it is going up some via real market forces) so too can speculation drive a commodity down.

Additionally I want to really discuss why I suggest only 5-10% of your wealth in silver and gold and why I don’t recommend platinum and palladium in that number.  I will also discuss why I don’t recommend jewels or even really jewelry in that number, though jewelry can be one great way to increase metal holdings.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • Why I focus on silver over gold
    • The delta still favors silver
    • Silver has many uses that use it up
    • Silver is the common man’s currency
    • Silver is more widely available and for now incurs less oversight
  • Types of silver and what makes each unique
    • Generic bars and rounds (ounce and fractional)
    • Custom medallions and pieces (ounce and fractional)
    • Collectable silver (numismatic, affinity, etc)
    • Bars (5 ounces and up)
    • American Silver Eagles
    • International Government Issued Silver (Aussie, Canadian, Mexican, etc.)
    • U.S. Pre 65 Silver Coinage (90%)
  • Methods of storing your silver
    • In slab floor safe
    • Fire proof safes
    • Private storage
    • Bank safety deposit box
    • Silver banking (why I don’t like it yet)
    • Paper silver
    • Buried in the ground (don’t do this!)
    • The multi cache method (a little of all)
  • Inventory and audit
    • Don’t think you know, know
    • Don’t think in dollars (it will make you happy and sad about nothing)
    • Do inventory types, not just ounces
    • Do photograph items in type stacks (for insurance)
    • Do update your inventory often
  • Final thoughts
    • If you don’t think you can afford silver right now you can’t
    • Take a balanced approach
    • This is not likely to make you rich, but it might, who knows
    • Selling silver is never as smart as trading it
    • Don’t worry about confiscation, really don’t do it

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SBSS Has Been Relaunched

freereign-proof

Free Reign is an Individually Numbered and Limited Edition Proof, Available for Only the Next Few Days.

So as I stated I am supporting the relaunch and only the relaunch of SilverBulletSilverShield and will be giving 100% of the referral fees for doing so to the artist Johan who drew the original SilverBulletSilverShield concept art.

To Get Your SBSS Silver and Support the Artist Click Here

The full story about why I am doing this and supporting material can be found in this YouTube Video.

Some of you keep calling this a “drama” frankly if it doesn’t interest you don’t bother with it.  I have been put in a very tough place by this, the temper tantrum Chris threw threatened the reputation of Mulligan Mint and Rob Gray unfairly.  Rob has been a great partner who has met every commitment he has made to me for 5 years.

When this crap started many of you were still waiting on your TSP Silver Rounds.  Allowing this slander by Chris Duane to go unanswered might have actually tanked Mulligan Mint.  At that point it was up to people who had long track records in working with AOCS and Rob’s team to speak up and help Mulligan though this issue.  Had I failed to do so and had Mulligan not come though this event, perhaps some of you would have lost your investment in silver you were waiting on, has anyone even thought of that?

Understand it was the goal of Chris Duane to absolutely put Mulligan out of business via a malicious campaign of slander, because, for apparently the first time in his life he didn’t get what he wanted.  I also should point out this risked the investment that many of his customers had made who were waiting on silver from his store.  It seems Chris would have preferred to have cost his own customers their investment just to win in a fight with his partner.

The reality here is Mulligan Mint agreed to a certain term in time for these rounds to be sold before they were discontinued.  Along the way, they got very backed up and could not fulfill orders fast enough.  To mitigate that problem they suspended sales until all orders were filled.  Yet the term of the limited edition was not reached.  As I stated in my video when one partner walks from a partnership the other partner is not relieved of the obligations the partnership has already committed to.  This relaunch fulfills that obligation.

Personally I never over invest in anything with collector or numismatic value.  But from time to time I do pick up limited editions and things I just want to have in my collection.  Such will be the case here, the New Free Reign limited edition round is pretty amazing at least to me, if you agree pick some up, if not buy what makes sense for you.  Heck go to TSP Mint and if you are a member buy Sentinels at 1.99 over spot that is what I actually sell you know.

Oh and hey on that note compare my Sentinels to generic rounds from APMEX, Today’s price is 24.71 a piece with the MSB discount.  At APMEX right now for a boring generic round you have to buy 20 ounces or more to get a price that good on what they are selling.  So for those that feel Limited Edition proofs are not worth the premiums, fine, we have very cost competitive options for you.

The facts here are simple, Rob Gray and Mulligan Mint are partners with me and TSP.  Their reputation was harmed unfairly and that put my business with them at risk.  That of course put your business with myself and them at risk too.  I always promise to make things right don’t I?  Well folks, that is all I did.  I did what was necessary to make sure I did what any good partner would do, and I did what I needed to in order to honor my commitment to this audience.

I now consider the matter closed, during this limited edition run any silver you buy from SilverBulletSilverShield via my link will be tracked and earn a commission to be paid in silver to Johan Kirsten the artist that did the original drawings, that Chris refused to compensate for his contributions.

Once this relaunch is completed, I am going back to simply working to promote my own web store, TSPMint.com.  I feel at this point I have done all I can to make things right, support my partners, protect my audience, bring some justice to this mess and prove once again that my word is my bond.

I know some of you feel I should have stayed out of this.  Well had Chris handled the matter professionally and not made a public spectacle out of it, I would have.  But on that note, I am now done, finished with this matter.  Let Chris and those that follow him blindly and ignore the evidence I provided slander me all they wish.

They have been defanged and have no power at this point, so I can go back to doing what I do best, helping you live a better life, if times get tough or even if they don’t.

~ Jack

Free Special Limited Edition Copper if we Sell 5,000 Sentinel Coins By Sunday Night

Update – This Promotion Has Expired

Alright guys I have gotten Rob at AOCS and Mulligan Mint to do something really cool for you guys.  We are making a very limited edition copper round available with the Sentinel Reverse acting in this case as the Obverse (front) and the standard AOCS mint copper reverse.  Photos below.  Note that coin on top isn’t gold that is just how the light hit the copper in the photo.

Limited Edition Copper Obverse with Sentinel Shield and Weapons.

Limited Edition Copper Obverse with Sentinel Shield and Weapons.

Limited Edition Copper Reverse

Limited Edition Copper Reverse

Again as log as we sell 5,000 BU Sentinels by Sunday at midnight central time every order gets one of these awesome copper rounds and this will be the only time we mint them, ever.  You can’t buy one, you can only get them in this promotion and we are sending only one per order, so the total produced is going to be very low.

For those that missed out on the limited edition ant proof this is a chance to get something that is going to be quite rare.

Just to be clear if you already ordered you are getting one, assuming we hit 5,000 coins of course, this is not for new order only, anyone that ordered BU production run Sentinels in any quantity will get one of these coins with your order as long as we hit 5,000 ounces.

Now the really good news!  As I type this we have already sold over 3400 ounces meaning we only have about 1600 to go!  So the odds are very high we are going to make Rob have to make this copper round and everyone that ordered a BU Sentinel is going to get one.   There is now a live tracker on the Sentinel Sales Page so you can track our progress.

Update – This Promotion Has Expired

Get Sentinel Silver, Swag and More

Tonight is a big night, tonight at midnight we will open orders for 2 of the 3 versions of the Sentinel Silver rounds.  Here is a video all about the new silver.

These rounds go live for sale tonight at 12 Midnight, you can get them at these links

We Even Have a Live Countdown At TSP Mint Until the Silver Rounds Become Available

We even have some really cool computer wall paper if you want to make it your desktop background or add it into your screen saver.  You can find those at the links below.

Also Remember we Have a Full Set of Sentinel Swag in Our Gear Shop

Here are some Images of the Silver Rounds we are releasing tonight

 

The Sentinel Proof Front

 

The Sentinel Proof Ant Limited Edition Back

 

The Sentinel Limited Edition Proof in Jewel Case

 

The Sentinel Brilliant Uncirculated Production Run Back

 

Episode-1125- Listener Feedback for 5-7-13

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on The Survival Podcast we start with a brief interview with Rob Gray of AOCS and then I take your questions on economics, politics, the future, personal defense and more.

Yes it’s Monday so it is time for another round of your feedback, questions and commentary sent to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com.

Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process.

Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air.

I also do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On

  • An interview with Rob Gray of AOCS
  • The Sentinel Coin is Coming
  • Want a higher GDP number, make promises part of it, seriously!??
  • Brazil ups its’ stake in Africa and the BRICS alliance grows stronger
  • How bad is Illinois, wait till you hear this list
  • South Carolina says to the federal government, hell no, not here on Obamacare
  • A story of a tragedy averted that could have gotten worse and lessons learned

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Episode-1104- Pasha Roberts on the New Movie Silver Circle

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Check Out SilverCircleMovie.com

Pasha Roberts is the Director/Producer of Silver Circle an animated film which explores the impact of excessive government and hyper inflation in a fictional near term future.

Pasha holds a bachelors degree in Economics and Russian Studies from The College of William and Mary, and a Masters of Science in Financial Engineering from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

In addition to his MIT degree, his background includes twenty years of software development and successful entrepreneurship experience.  Today he joins use to discuss the premiere of Silver Circle, the movie & graphic novel.

Today we discuss the film with Pasha including why he decided to produce it in the first place.  Why it was done and an animate film and how that approach is reading a young audience that isn’t generally interested in complex economic issues.

Additionally we will discuss some current events and silver’s history as “the currency of the middle class” also with why it makes the perfect form of a “guerrilla currency”.  We will also tell you where you can see the film, how to get the graphic novel and when the DVD version will be released.

Here is a synopsis of the story line of the film

At the center of corruption is the Federal Reserve who has gained enormous amounts of control over America’s economy, with disastrous effects beginning to show.

Standing opposite, is the band of Rebels who have vowed to take back the freedom they once knew…and they won’t go down without a fight.

Monetary mayhem. Explosions. Romance. Silver Circle plans to take indie animation to a whole other level.

Resources for Today’s Show…

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Episode-1070- Craig Rowland on “The Permanent Portfolio”

Craig Rowland, Author of "The Permanent Portfolio".

Craig Rowland, Author of “The Permanent Portfolio”.

Craig Rowland is a software entrepreneur who sold his previous company to Cisco Systems, Inc.  He was also an early stage employee with successful acquisitions in 1998 of WheelGroup Corporation to Cisco Systems and early stage consultant to TippingPoint Technologies which sold in 2004 to 3Com Corporation.

These companies focused on computer and network security and he holds several patents in the area and has done other interesting research in the field.

Craig currently volunteers for a local technology incubator as a start-up coach and help turn ideas into businesses.  He has experience in executive management, venture capital fund raising, public speaking, marketing, sales, engineering management and development.

Craig joins us today for a discussion of his new book: The Permanent Portfolio: Harry Browne’s Long-Term Investment Strategy.

Today we discuss…

  • What exactly is a permanent portfolio
  • What real diversification of investments looks like
  • Why you should hold government bonds even if you think the dollar is doomed
  • The best ways to hold gold
  • How Americans still have some options to hold assets outside of the US
  • The benefits of adding geographic diversification to your investments
  • Two funds that use this strategy if you don’t wish to do it on your own
  • What the US implementing capital controls says about our future

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.