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Charleston Voice
  Fort Knox Looted of 7,000 Tons of Gold in 1973-1974 says 1981 Article! 
This imaged article from 1981 and excerpted commentary below it will set the landscape for the scandal that is just now unraveling before the world. To date, we have not been able to uncover any official refutations, disclaimers or denials from the USG or Federal Reserve. for larger view: http://www.knology.net/~bilrum/811215_FtKnoxGold_globe.jpg To read - Enlarge Image Dr. Peter David Beter - Audio Letter No. 70. "AUDIO LETTER(R)" is a registered trademark of Audio Books, Inc., a Texas c
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Bron Suchecki - Goldchat
Gold and Silver... How Do I Own Thee? 
James Macfarlane wrote an aticle titled Gold and Silver... How Do I Own Thee?... Let Me Count The Ways. On thing I really like about the article is the way he distinguishes between physical and paper. His position is that if you don’t hold the physical yourself, you have a counterparty exposure, period. It is a position I hold but have seen very few, if any, make this point. Reading stuff on the internet gives me the feeling that a lot of people seem to think that because allocated is involved in whatever they are buying that somehow it is magically super safe!
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
A Critique of the Quantity Theory of Money
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Monday, April 14, 2014
How did it happen ? - Barbarous Relic
The Virtue of Hoarding 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist
Reserves vs. Resources : a primer for the lay investor 
As a classically-trained economic geologist, I was introduced to the definition of “Ore” and “Ore Deposit” during the first minute of my first course in graduate school at the University of New Mexico.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Platinum - The Oil Drum
The Hydrogen Economy and Peak Platinum

Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Peak Everything - The Oil Drum
Peak Minerals

Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Murray N. Rothbard - Lew Rockwell
Fractional Reserve Banking
Banking is a particularly arcane part of the economic system; one of the problems is that the word "bank" covers many different activities, with very different implications. During the Renaissance era, the Medicis in Italy and the Fuggers in Germany, were "bankers"; their banking
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The “Money Supply” with a Gold Standard 2 : 1880 - 1970 
The United States, from 1789 to 1860, had a libertarian "free banking" system. Anyone could issue currency, but it had to be pegged to gold. This "gold peg" was a value peg
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Economics 101 - Lew Rockwell
An Introduction to Austrian Economics

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Perth Mint Blog
If It Sounds Too Good To Be True…
Following on from Wednesday’s post onGold Scams,Kid Dynamite drew my attention to the story of one-time NBA starDikembeMutombo’s involvement in a “proposed deal to extract more than a thousand pounds of gold from his native Democratic Republic of the Congo, amidst the core of the conflict mineral trade, and sell the haul for more than $10 million.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Uncle Sam crying “Uncle” 
Many of my correspondents think that either hyperinflation or deflation is in store for the dollar; tertium non datur (no third possibility given). I would say tertium datur.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Charleston Voice
Historical Sketch of Paper Currency
IN the latter months of the year 1863, only two years after the beginning of the great struggle which has lately terminated, and long before there was any doubt, in the Southern Confederacy, of its final success, its paper currency had depreciated to an extent which made it almost valueless. This was looked upon as the natural and inevitable consequence of its excessive redundancy, but that redundancy was not the only reason of its depreciation, because it would have depreciated without it, although to a much less degree. We believe it may be laid down as an almost settled axiom, without much fear of any successful refutation, that depreciation is of the very essence of paper money, whether it exceeds or not the wants of the community where it is current-that its over-issue only accelerates, or
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Treasures and Gold Fever - BC alter
In search of the Gold of the Payan King
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Gold coins - Goldmoney
Gold coins: The Mexican Libertad
Mexico´s Libertad (Freedom) has been minted by the Mexican Mint “Casa de Moneda de Mexico” since 1981. After the South African Krugerrand and the Canadian Maple Leaf, the Mexican Libertad was the third modern bullion coin on sale at world markets. The gold coin, which is also known as “Onza”, is now one of the world’s top-selling coins. From 1981 to 1991 the Libertad had a purity of 90% (.900). As of 1991 the Mexican Mint increased the purity to 99.9 percent (.999).
Saturday, April 05, 2014
The Disastrous History of Money - Bullion Vault
The Greenback - 1860 to 1880 - The United States of America
In spite of a constitutional bar to un-backed paper money which existed at the time Abraham Lincoln was forced, in 1862, to issue the first tranche of what was eventually $450,000,000 of "greenbacks" needed to finance the North's efforts during the civil war. The greenback was a credit note. Unlike America's extant currency it conferred no right of redemption into gold. What it did do was offer a promise that at some unspecified future date the issuer - Lincoln's government - would honour them with
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Jean Laherrère - The Oil Drum
Peak Gold, easier to model than Peak Oil ? Part II

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The Disastrous History of Money - Bullion Vault
The Weimar hyperinflation - 1923 – Germany
The inflation was a revolution of wealth - transferring it from those who had saved to those who had the foresight to act. It drove large numbers of the impoverished middle classes to despair and even suicide.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Tsunami In The Bond Market 
The check-kiting scheme between the U.S. Treasury and the Fed, that has been going on quite openly for some 35 years, may have now been supplemented with another, this time between the Fed and the Bank of Japan, conducted in high secrecy. It involves the conspiratorial exchange of non-interest-bearing yen balances for interest-bearing Treasury debt in ever greater volume, over and above the need to finance the American trade deficit with Japan, huge as the latter may already be. The purpose of the conspiracy is to forestall a run on the dollar by other central banks and foreign exchange
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Tom DiLorenzo
  Freedom and Federalism 
The idea of states' rights is most closely associated with the political philosophy of Thomas Jefferson and his political heirs. Jefferson himself never entertained the idea that "states have rights," as some of the less educated critics of the idea have claimed. Of course "states" don't have rights. The essence of Jefferson's idea is that if the people are to be the masters rather than the servants of their own government, then they must have some vehicle with which to control that government. That vehicle, in the Jeffersonian tradition, is political
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  The Silver:Gold Ratio, 1687-2011 
We have something special this week: the open market value of silver, compared to gold, over a period of over three centuries. The location is London. For a long time, silver and gold were, in a sense, two versions of the same thing, just like one dollar bills and twenty dollar bills are today. Their ratio of value was not perfectly stable, like the 20:1 ratio of $1 bills and $20 bills, but it was quite stable between about 16:1 and 15:1. Both silver and gold ser
Friday, March 21, 2014
Central Banks and Gold - Daily Motion
  The world financial system and the FED

Wednesday, April 09, 2014
History of Gold - GoldCoin
The Great Confiscation: Gold ownership was illegal in the USA from 1933 to 1975
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Saturday, April 05, 2014
Confiscation Issue - Goldchat
Australian Gold Confiscation 

Monday, March 10, 2014
Mining Districts - nbmg
MAP : Geology of the Carlin Trend

Friday, April 11, 2014
Michael J. Kosares - USA Gold
King Ibn Saud’s 35,000 British sovereigns – Gold’s historic undervaluation versus oil 
TheWikileaks/Financial Times revelations on significant gold buying interest in the Middle East — notably Iran’s central bank, Jordan’s central bank and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund — brought to mind the story of KingIbn Saud and his sale of oil concessions to the major oil companies. In payment he received 35,000 British sovereigns — a coin many of you hold in your own sovereign wealth funds.
Friday, April 04, 2014
investing in precious metals - GoldBarsWorldwide
Small Troy Ounce Bars

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Gold Standard - Mises.org
The Semantic Subversion of the Gold Standard and Free Banking

Monday, April 14, 2014
History of Silver - Playboy
March 27, 1980 : Silver Thursday, or the end of the The Hunt Brothers Story 
IN THE SUMMER of 1979, an invisible hand reached out from an island in the Atlantic and quietly began tight¬ening its grip on the world’s sup¬ply of silver. The fingers of that hand extended to London, New York, Dal¬las, Zurich and Jidda. But the only visible clue to its existence was a newly formed Bermuda shell corporation called International Metals Investment Company Ltd. That dull-sounding lit¬tle trading company was not just an¬other offshore tax scam but the operating front for a secret partnership seemingly capable of controlling the world price and supply of silver.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Mining Districts - nbmg
Geology and Gold Mineralization of the Turf Deposit

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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