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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: 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
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
A Critique of the Quantity Theory of Money
Monday, April 14, 2014
Alan Greenspan - 24h.
Gold and Economic Freedom (1966) 
An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense - perhaps more clearly and subtly than many consistent defenders of laissez-faire - that gold and economic freedom are inseparable, that the gold standard is an instrument of laissez-faire and that each implies and requires the other.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
How did it happen ? - Barbarous Relic
The Virtue of Hoarding 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
History of Gold - Ghanaweb
How Goldman Sachs Screwed Ghana and Bankrupted Ashanti
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Henry Hazlitt -
Time will Run Back

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friedrich A. Hayek - Brookes News
Nazism is Socialism
Incomprehensible as the recent events in Germany must seem to anyone who has known that country chiefly in the democratic post-war years, any attempt fully to understand these developments must treat them as the culmination of tendencies which date back to a period long before the Great War.
Monday, April 21, 2014
George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Thomas Paine, Liberty's Hated Torchbearer 
When Thomas Paine's ship pulled into Baltimore harbor on October 30, 1802, a large gathering of friends and admirers were waiting at dockside to welcome him back. Others stood by as well, some filled with loathing, merely to observe a famous figure.
Tuesday, February 11, 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
Jean Laherrère - The Oil Drum
Peak Gold, easier to model than Peak Oil ? Part II

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Beans Bullets Bullion and Bible - Lew Rockwell
Garage Security

Monday, April 21, 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
How they do it - Market Skeptics
the "Great Grain Robbery" of 1972 
The Soviet Union purchased 3 million tons of United States feed grains in November of 1971. This constituted about 25 percent of the United States wheat crop and caused large price increases. It was initially thought that the Soviets were planning to buy only $150 million worth of grain. In July of 1972, however, the United States government signed a three-year agreement with the Soviet Union under which the Soviets agreed to purchase large amounts of grain from the United States. The Soviets made additional grain purchases from grain exporters. The Soviets used $750 million of credit supplied by the United States, plus $500 million of their own hard currency, to purchase corn, wheat, and soybeans. The Soviets bought when prices were still low. Prices exploded when the Soviet grain sales were announced.
Wednesday, March 26, 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
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
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
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
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
Japan's Gold - Bank of Japan
Japanese Gold reserves, end of last month

Friday, April 18, 2014
Murray N. Rothbard -
  What has Government Done to Our Money?
Historically, money was one of the first things controlled by government, and the free market "revolution" of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries made very little dent in the monetary sphere.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Confiscation Issue - Goldchat
Australian Gold Confiscation 

Monday, March 10, 2014
Alternative Energies - Free Energy
The Practical Guide to Free-Energy Devices

Wednesday, April 23, 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
Gold Standard -
The Semantic Subversion of the Gold Standard and Free Banking

Monday, April 14, 2014
Economics 101 - Lew Rockwell
An Introduction to Austrian Economics

Saturday, April 12, 2014
history of money - Kwaves
Fiat Money History in the US

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Glossary - CMI Gold and Silver
Glossary of Terms in Precious Metals

Monday, April 14, 2014
Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist
The Prospect Generator Model: A Primer for the Lay Investor
Analysts, newsletter writers, brokers, fund managers, and savvy investors big and small all seem to love the prospect generator business model for junior exploration companies. I am no exception but my love is conditional and I don’t spread it around too much. A prospect generator / joint venture company shares its risk by partnering with other companies that invest their capital and move exploration projects toward development and production.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Doctors Strangelove - Countercurrents
Anybody's Son Will Do

Wednesday, April 23, 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