Favorite LINKS - Initiated 1/21/16, updated 5/9/23

 Here are among my "go-to" links I frequently visit and have posted here primarily for my convenience. As with many sites on the Internet, a few of the aforementioned are not safe for viewing at your workplace, especially where profanity and the "blame game" is concerned. If you surf far enough, you'll find instances of cross-posting of articles you encounter, even up to weeks after they first come to light. This list will likely grow to include new links I discover which I deem valuable to add, so you're encouraged to visit often if you have the time and interest. I disclaim I'm not a financial advisor, just an investor - nor do I necessarily recommend or endorse any of these associated articles, offered products or services for you, nor will I usually express my opinions, especially in public, unless I have actual experience or are noticing particular trends with these. I compare information from these sites as a composite and use my reasoning and experience to proceed further in decisions I make. Although I can offer an opinion(s) in person, I encourage you to do your homework before making any quick choices in regard to your finances as emotions often cloud one's judgement, especially when greed (and fear in particular) are at hand! If any are broken, please notify me through a Twitter tweet; @windmechanic or email windmechanic -+at+- gmail d0t com.


Caitlin Long - She has a long list of accomplishments from years in New York and calls Wyoming her home, because she's native to Laramie. Follow what she says regarding cryptocurrencies and I doubt you'll be disappointed. Be watching for Custodia Bank in Cheyenne, to be scheduled, pending approval by the KC FedRes.

John P. Finley - Western Artist with strong influences of his region in western Fremont County, WY. As you'll quickly notice, he has a diverse set of skills for his artistry! Want a quality knife with your choice of monogram or logo? He offers a decent selection and you'll get QUALITY! Want a sculpture? Watercolor? Even wasp's nest art he excels in. I've seen his works in person.

Thom Colandra, an investor and co-founder of MarketWatch, publishes a newsletter for investing subscribers (myself included) which relate primarily in precious metals mining and various pharma startups, some with ongoing trials. Educated in geology, he's well-traveled with plenty to say, even on parts of his website which he releases some to the public freely.


Go here when an Amber Alert is received on your phone as few details are usually given at first. Scroll down until you see those listings. You may have to check back every 15 minutes until the listing regarding your location is updated on the site. Don't be surprised if you get updates, regardless of the time! The URL is also available to http://tinyurl.com/amberalertinfo.





Drudge Report - Overall Breaking News

Zero Hedge - Breaking News, WARNING: Comment Forums may contain unfiltered content and obscene avatars!

InfoWars - Alex Jones & Crew - Alternative Breaking News

JS Mineset - Gold Expert, Bill Holter joined in 2015

King World News - Eric King interviews numerous experts and analysts, especially PM related.

SGT Report - Preppers and Gold/Silver WARNING: Unfiltered Comment Forums

Turd Ferguson (Craig Hemke) - PM discussion & more. I read the free stuff when available

Ellen Brown - Web of Debt Blog

SilverSeek.com - very silver, indeed!

X22 Report - PM discussion

Investment Research Dynamics

Miles Franklin Blog - PM dealer with decent commentary

SRS Rocco - Silver Commentator

Naked Capitalism - finance, economics, politics and power

Nomi Prins - Formerly with GS, well-informed speaker and author

Sprott's Thoughts - Eric Sprott, Silver Expert

Economic Policy Journal

Our Finite World - Gail Tverberg - Focused mostly on energy and finances

Peter Shiff - Former radio commentator and PM specialist with Euro Pacific Capital

Golden Jackass/Hat Trick Letter - Jim Willie in Costa Rica. I use his public area

Market Skeptics - NO LONGER REGULARLY UPDATED (Eric deCarbonnel). Please watch the ESF videos, also available on YouTube.

Dollar Collapse - John Rubino

SHTF Plan.com

Road to Roota - Bix Weir, on Silver/Gold/Bitcoin/etc.

Crush The Street - I read their commentaries and watch videos.

Sovereign Man - Simon Black (I read his free notes)

Huffington Post - although liberal, I read primarily their occasional articles regarding cryptocurrencies


Don't ask me to include Coin Market Cap. Just as their foster parents, they're money hungry, conflict of interest GATEKEEPERS with no true transparency!

Mobula is the new go-to after Nomics went out. You're getting transparency here.

CoinRanking.com - (overall price view on crypto)

Delta's view of the Crypto Markets

Trading View's chart peek at Crypto

MWC & BTC only (great for viewing MWC, it uses Nomics' quote)


PLSburn includes ive, easy to understand PulseChain & PulseX statistics.


HEX = 0x2b591e99afe9f32eaa6214f7b7629768c40eeb39 (link via Dexscreener) On MetaMask, it has a token decimal of 8.

PLSX = 0x95B303987A60C71504D99Aa1b13B4DA07b0790ab (ON PULSECHAIN, not ETH. Link via scan.pulsechain.com) On MetaMask, it has a token decimal of 18.

HDRN= 0x3819f64f282bf135d62168C1e513280dAF905e06 (link via Dexscreener) On MetaMask, it has a token decimal of 9.

ICSA= 0xfc4913214444aF5c715cc9F7b52655e788A569ed (link via Dexscreener) On MetaMask, it has a token decimal of 9.

Finally, a reminder that PLS (PulseChain) is a SEPARATE blockchain and thus has no referring ETH contract address, although PLSX or PulseX indeed does, solely on PulseChain.

    HEX (FYI: contract; 0x2b591e99afe9f32eaa6214f7b7629768c40eeb39

HEX.com is the best-branded of crypto websites.

Although not the only contract front-end for HEX, it remains the primary go-to. Best used with MetaMask browser extension for Chrome via metamask.io ; NEVER use a search engine to obtain a MetaMask browser download!

This site teaches you the most important thing I emphasize of any Hexican; SECURITY of your tokens!

Stake Hex Today is a nice analytical site to show you your stakes. Connect MetaMask when prompted.

Hexicans, use this link to remind yourself when your stakes are finished!

Matcha allows crypto trades, comparing against multiple exchanges. Enter HEX contract address if not shown on their trading screen.

1 inch works as Matcha, comparing against multiple exchanges. Big trades can save big, but watch ETH gas fees!

hex.vision has so much information from within the hex contract. Fantastic for analysis.

Another site with exhaustive information regarding HEX.

Great site to calculate your potential earnings based on your own price prediction. Expect more improvements as it remains in beta for now. I like this site! Not the easiest to navigate, but this guy has very informative charts and I visit it as often as I do the hex dot vision site. Definitely check it out if you're a bit more advanced on the reading of the charts.

Sacrifice checker for either PLS or PLSX. Eventually to be removed with Mainnet realized. If more than one account, ensure the proper MetaMask account is selected and you can change it at the upper right hand corner.


Hedron. Usable only if you have a HEX stake or willing to buy on a Dex, you can maximize your stake.

Maximus; A smart contract for trustless pooling of a max length HEX stake.


Oil City News - Casper

Cowboy State Daily

Casper City Government

Natrona County Government

Wyoming ISP Speedtest (choose server to ping off)


Bitcoin Chart - I use Bitstamp as a primary reference

Dogecoin (Reddit)

ShapeShift - used to exchange various cryptocurrencies, not for cash.

Bitstamp - Bitcoin Exchange


Bitcoin Fees in satochis (use this before transacting, a decent guide for some older wallets)

ETH Gas Station (recommended GWei or "gas" usage)

Ethereum Gas Tracker on Etherscan


Sooner Tea Party - Oklahoma politics from the conservative viewpoint.

    BITCOIN STOCKS (not presently linked, quick reference for now)

    These are stocks specific for Crypto, not linked but mentioned for quick reference:

GBTC - Bitcoin Investment Trust
LTCN - Litecoin Investment Trust
ARKW - ARK ETF (invests in GBTC & allows traders without OTC access)
GAHC - Global Arena Holding (blockchain)
BTSC - Bitcoin Services (escrow)
CNXS - Connexus (BitATMs)