Fair enough Bron. Your style however is to belittle those who are concerned about gold and silver price suppression and manipulation and by belittling instead of being merely factual with full information, your blog can be taken as an ad hominem attack (or propaganda) against those who have concerns about precious metals suppression and manipulation.
If you analyze the global physical gold and silver market, I think your current beliefs about gold and silver market suppression will be changed materially.
Quotes from your blog:
"I believe in manipulation but not suppression. One is short term, the other long term. Many of the manipulation and suppression theories are simplistic comic book stuff."
"The fact that the manipulation in this case was downward fed the confirmation bias. It will be interesting to see the response if the next case (I would not be surprised to see another) has a bullion bank trader manipulating upwards, which, if you don't look at charts with one eye, you would have to say is equally probable given the evidence."
As for gold mining equities underperforming, the average all-in sustaining costs globally are ~$1,200 per oz. (USD) and the average total costs of production (including amortization of capex) for the largest producers is of the order of ~$1,600 /oz. That alone will do the job of collapsing gold mining equity prices given gold went sub $1,200 oz. in 2014. However, your focus in your blog was on the gold price being impacted by marginal producers not on gold equities.