Good points and so true. I'm of the opinion that governments are coming to realize that they can't look at the miners like ATM's. That's too simplistic. Remember my earlier post about Evo and his being surprised that a nationalized mine produced less while hiring more workers?

Then we have this from Mineweb:

Governments warned not to move the mining goal posts

CAPE TOWN (Mineweb) - 

"Mark Bristow, CEO of one of the most successful African gold mining developers, Randgold Resources, speaking at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town has warned that mining code changes proposed by a number of African countries could hinder further investment there."

 

Governments don't need to be greedy to make decent royalties/taxes. They need to get the hell out of the way. Rising silver and gold will take care of the rest.

I'm a buyer of APE to be sure.