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Robert Baer
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:45 am   



....
Would you take 50% of your retirement savings and invest it into a
failing institution?

Well, thanks to recent US Treasury Dept. approved portions of Dodd-Frank
Reform, the bank now has the right to seize 50% of your deposits and
convert it into Bank Stock during a crisis like 2008.

There are various ways in which your bank can legally freeze or
confiscate your money!

"Bank Failure Survival Guide" is from GSI Exchange and covers all of the
threats including; Orderly Liquidation Authority, Crypto-SDR's,
Petro/Gold/Yuan Contracts, and Money Market Reform are all neutralized
when you make the simple choice to buy Gold & Silver!

Naturally, the above is a sales pitch copied from GSI

I have a copy of the "one-time download PDF" in case any one is interested.

It is not easy to read, as the text-to-background contrast varies widely.

The PDF was not exactly designed for readability, making it a crummy
sales tool.

Cursitor Doom
Guest

Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:45 pm   



On Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:43:02 -0800, Robert Baer wrote:

Quote:
The PDF was not exactly designed for readability, making it a crummy
sales tool.


You could restore the contrast with GNU GIMP (it's free) or some such
similar image manipulation program.



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amdx
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Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:45 am   



On 1/23/2019 1:43 AM, Robert Baer wrote:
Quote:
...
Would you take 50% of your retirement savings and invest it into a
failing institution?


Why would anyone have 50% of there retirement savings in a bank?
Any real money I have invested in a Total Stock Market Index. (VTSAX or
VTI) I have a few thousand in a bank checking just to pay bills.

But, it sounds like some people could get screwed, if any of that
below comes to pass.
Mikek

Quote:

Well, thanks to recent US Treasury Dept. approved portions of Dodd-Frank
 Reform, the bank now has the right to seize 50% of your deposits and
convert it into Bank Stock during a crisis like 2008.

There are various ways in which your bank can legally freeze or
confiscate your money!

"Bank Failure Survival Guide" is from GSI Exchange and covers all of the
 threats including; Orderly Liquidation Authority, Crypto-SDR's,
 Petro/Gold/Yuan Contracts, and Money Market Reform are all neutralized
 when you make the simple choice to buy Gold & Silver!

Naturally, the above is a sales pitch copied from GSI

I have a copy of the "one-time download PDF" in case any one is interested.

It is not easy to read, as the text-to-background contrast varies widely.

The PDF was not exactly designed for readability, making it a crummy
sales tool.


Robert Baer
Guest

Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:45 am   



Cursitor Doom wrote:
Quote:
On Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:43:02 -0800, Robert Baer wrote:

The PDF was not exactly designed for readability, making it a crummy
sales tool.

You could restore the contrast with GNU GIMP (it's free) or some such
similar image manipulation program.



I have never seen a program actually increase contrast of an image;
they all make the full image lighter or darker and worsen the contrast.

Just look at a screen copy of pages 3 and 4:
http://www.oil4lessllc.org/BANK/
Now page 5 is 10% readable, but that seems to be rare.

bitrex
Guest

Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:45 am   



On 01/23/2019 02:43 AM, Robert Baer wrote:
Quote:
...
Would you take 50% of your retirement savings and invest it into a
failing institution?

Well, thanks to recent US Treasury Dept. approved portions of Dodd-Frank
 Reform, the bank now has the right to seize 50% of your deposits and
convert it into Bank Stock during a crisis like 2008.

There are various ways in which your bank can legally freeze or
confiscate your money!


<https://imgur.com/a/YdgNPhT>

The wall will cost a hundred billion dollars to complete and they're
ready to spend your money, take your land, whatever.

Martin Brown
Guest

Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:45 am   



On 25/01/2019 08:20, Robert Baer wrote:
Quote:
Cursitor Doom wrote:
On Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:43:02 -0800, Robert Baer wrote:

The PDF was not exactly designed for readability, making it a crummy
sales tool.

You could restore the contrast with GNU GIMP (it's free) or some such
similar image manipulation program.

  I have never seen a program actually increase contrast of an image;
they all make the full image lighter or darker and worsen the contrast.


You really ought to learn how to use your image processing software.
There should be options to alter contrast, colours and brightness and
many will allow you to warp the midrange. Histogram equalisation will
often do a dceent job with almost no user input and let you preview the
result as you make changes.

Quote:
  Just look at a screen copy of pages 3 and 4:
http://www.oil4lessllc.org/BANK/
  Now page 5 is 10% readable, but that seems to be rare.


Produced by rank amateurs for rank amateurs to read. Simplest way to
make it more or less legible is wind up the colour saturation or flood
fill the distracting background with carefully chosen parameters.

Any of GIMP, PSPro, Elements or Photoshop should easily do it. The other
alternative is convert to a fixed pallette image and manually alter the
entries for the text to brilliant red, green and yellow.

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Regards,
Martin Brown

Robert Baer
Guest

Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:45 am   



Martin Brown wrote:
Quote:
On 25/01/2019 08:20, Robert Baer wrote:
Cursitor Doom wrote:
On Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:43:02 -0800, Robert Baer wrote:

The PDF was not exactly designed for readability, making it a crummy
sales tool.

You could restore the contrast with GNU GIMP (it's free) or some such
similar image manipulation program.

   I have never seen a program actually increase contrast of an image;
they all make the full image lighter or darker and worsen the contrast.

You really ought to learn how to use your image processing software.
There should be options to alter contrast, colours and brightness and
many will allow you to warp the midrange. Histogram equalisation will
often do a dceent job with almost no user input and let you preview the
result as you make changes.

* What i use for "image processing software" is Paraben Screen Capture
or CorelDraw.
Just LOOK at page 3 or 4 (page 4 is worst); Black on black just do
not cut the mustard.

Quote:

   Just look at a screen copy of pages 3 and 4:
http://www.oil4lessllc.org/BANK/
   Now page 5 is 10% readable, but that seems to be rare.

Produced by rank amateurs for rank amateurs to read. Simplest way to
make it more or less legible is wind up the colour saturation or flood
fill the distracting background with carefully chosen parameters.

Any of GIMP, PSPro, Elements or Photoshop should easily do it. The other
alternative is convert to a fixed pallette image and manually alter the
entries for the text to brilliant red, green and yellow.

Just TRY that on page 3 or page 4..


Martin Brown
Guest

Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:45 pm   



On 29/01/2019 08:12, Robert Baer wrote:
Quote:
Martin Brown wrote:
On 25/01/2019 08:20, Robert Baer wrote:
Cursitor Doom wrote:
On Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:43:02 -0800, Robert Baer wrote:

The PDF was not exactly designed for readability, making it a crummy
sales tool.

You could restore the contrast with GNU GIMP (it's free) or some such
similar image manipulation program.

   I have never seen a program actually increase contrast of an
image; they all make the full image lighter or darker and worsen the
contrast.

You really ought to learn how to use your image processing software.
There should be options to alter contrast, colours and brightness and
many will allow you to warp the midrange. Histogram equalisation will
often do a dceent job with almost no user input and let you preview
the result as you make changes.
* What i use for "image processing software" is Paraben Screen Capture
or CorelDraw.
  Just LOOK at page 3 or 4 (page 4 is worst); Black on black just do
not cut the mustard.


Separate to R G B colour planes then. But if it is a website download
the damn thing as HTML and kill the background image.

Quote:

   Just look at a screen copy of pages 3 and 4:
http://www.oil4lessllc.org/BANK/
   Now page 5 is 10% readable, but that seems to be rare.

Produced by rank amateurs for rank amateurs to read. Simplest way to
make it more or less legible is wind up the colour saturation or flood
fill the distracting background with carefully chosen parameters.

Any of GIMP, PSPro, Elements or Photoshop should easily do it. The
other alternative is convert to a fixed pallette image and manually
alter the entries for the text to brilliant red, green and yellow.

  Just TRY that on page 3 or page 4..


Apart from the JPEG artefacts and the word "all" which is closely
matched to the background grey it gets the rest pretty well.

It is a website designed by clueless muppets for other clueless muppets.

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Regards,
Martin Brown

Robert Baer
Guest

Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:45 am   



Martin Brown wrote:
Quote:
On 29/01/2019 08:12, Robert Baer wrote:
Martin Brown wrote:
On 25/01/2019 08:20, Robert Baer wrote:
Cursitor Doom wrote:
On Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:43:02 -0800, Robert Baer wrote:

The PDF was not exactly designed for readability, making it a crummy
sales tool.

You could restore the contrast with GNU GIMP (it's free) or some such
similar image manipulation program.

   I have never seen a program actually increase contrast of an
image; they all make the full image lighter or darker and worsen the
contrast.

You really ought to learn how to use your image processing software.
There should be options to alter contrast, colours and brightness and
many will allow you to warp the midrange. Histogram equalisation will
often do a dceent job with almost no user input and let you preview
the result as you make changes.
* What i use for "image processing software" is Paraben Screen Capture
or CorelDraw.
   Just LOOK at page 3 or 4 (page 4 is worst); Black on black just do
not cut the mustard.

Separate to R G B colour planes then. But if it is a website download
the damn thing as HTML and kill the background image.
* CANNOT be done; it is a PDF behind a conditional paywall.


Quote:


   Just look at a screen copy of pages 3 and 4:
http://www.oil4lessllc.org/BANK/
   Now page 5 is 10% readable, but that seems to be rare.

Produced by rank amateurs for rank amateurs to read. Simplest way to
make it more or less legible is wind up the colour saturation or
flood fill the distracting background with carefully chosen parameters.

Any of GIMP, PSPro, Elements or Photoshop should easily do it. The
other alternative is convert to a fixed pallette image and manually
alter the entries for the text to brilliant red, green and yellow.

   Just TRY that on page 3 or page 4..

Apart from the JPEG artefacts and the word "all" which is closely
matched to the background grey it gets the rest pretty well.

It is a website designed by clueless muppets for other clueless muppets.
* Yew cann sey that agin!


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