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BDB - 11/12/2014 at 6:20 PM GMT
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  Once-Peaceful Canada Turns Militaristic; Blowback Follows  (20)
 - Ron Paul - 
You're entitled to your opinion, even when it is wrong and based on things you can't and do not understand.

You can rant at DC all you want; I am neither a spokesman nor a defender of the beltway. If you'd try listening instead of hurling insults, you might have been able to come to the conclusion a long time ago.

I let up on you now, since clearly you're not handling disagreement very well. I am quite satisfied with merely seeing the state to which this has reduced you to. Toodles! (Remember that?) 
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Answer To :Hart - 11/10/2014 at 9:52 PM GMT
"I'll put my foreign policy credentials and experience up against Ron Paul's any day of the week."

I have to say, thanks for the laugh that produced. Take a deep breath, relax and realise that you're not the be all and end all for information on the Iraq war or US foreign policy.

I do not call statements I disagree with lies, I call lies created by DC politicians and perpetuated by individuals like yourself to what they are, lies.

So we're clear, I do not believe that everything Ron Paul posts (believes) is 100% correct, I have disagreed on a few occasions but I will take his outlook and action plan over that of the knuckle heads that run DC any day. Why, simple, the man has more real life experience (has Obama and crew ever had a real job...
 
Gypsy - 11/11/2014 at 10:33 PM GMT
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  The Fate of the Turtle  (21)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
A Z Facts: I see you mistake my animosity toward Straight Line Republicans as an endorsement of Straight Line Democrats. I hold both parties in equal contemp. Once every few years there's a GLARING example of Twisted Belief that really deserves to be pointed out by SOMEONE. There are already hundreds of pundits pointing out the Twisted Belief's of the Democratic Party, so there's no need for me to echo their lines. 
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Answer To :AZFacts - 11/11/2014 at 5:30 PM GMT
Are you actually PROUD of your Lord Obongo, harry "Roid" Reid and the rest of you craven, lying, corrupt democrappers? FOOL!
 
Hart - 11/5/2014 at 2:40 PM GMT
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  When Central Banks Re-build Silver Reserves  (13)
 - Charleston Voice - 
As I understand it (hopefully someone can provide more details) the coins mentioned are minted by the government of the country they are issued in and as such carry a "dollar" value meaning they are money according to the same government. Now you would have to be a real fool to take a 1oz American Eagle gold coin and buy something that costs $50 with it but the point is the coin is considered legal tender just as a $50 bill is legal tender. Bars are exactly that, gold or silver bars not minted by a government to be used as legal tender. Not all coins, think of the Buffalo gold and silver coins, are legal tender.

So if I am incorrect and someone knows the specifics please do share.

 
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Answer To :flup - 11/3/2014 at 11:10 AM GMT
Yeah, I have the same question.

Can't be for Executive Order 6102 worries because coins, bars and certificates were all taken in 1933.

Perhaps because, "bullion coins, "junk" pre-1964 US coins, circulated silver dollars" are all, currently, not reportable for tax purposes as they are legal tender. Bars, on the other hand...
 
ranbotrader - 11/12/2014 at 2:23 AM GMT
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  Will World Governments Confiscate Gold?  (9)
 - Dan Popescu - GoldBroker
What you need to appreciate 1476 AD is that unlike 1935 everything is electronic nowadays. So not hard for the government to find anybody who has bought gold in the past 20 years. So do you really believe that a country which realises that it is on the wrong side of a currency rout is not going to play catch-up any way it can? It brings to mind a story I read in a Denver paper about a guy who claimed he had thrown his gold into a dumpster...to avoid paying out in a marriage break-up. I know where I'll be throwing mine rather than give it to the government I guess! 
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Answer To :1476 AD - 11/10/2014 at 7:04 PM GMT
It is true that a law was passed to compel American citizens to turn in their gold; however according to actual government reports the percentage of private gold turned in was only approximately 20%. If, as you say, the balance held by the US government was 8998 tonnes in 1935 after the confiscation and 6358 tonnes before the law was passed, then the amount acquired as a result of the confiscation was 2640 tonnes. Following along, this would leave American citizens holding 8560 tonnes. Additionally they have acquired an enormous amount since legalization. How much is anybody's guess, but my own after fifty years of study of gold and it's markets is that they have acquired approximately one third an ounce per person in the country or about 3500 tonnes. If this is...
 
Falconflight - 11/14/2014 at 11:44 PM GMT
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  Curiosities  (4)
 - Bob Hoye - Institutional Advisors
Bravo! Too bad only a small minority of people understand the rank fascist relationship of business to the gov't and the Obamanation in particular. Buffet's filthy tax lie propaganda for the DemPervs has garnered him many billions, and not just transporting oil and gas. Remember he special BoA one day trade? 
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golaydc - 10/30/2014 at 3:06 PM GMT
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  The Fall in International Reserve Assets  (6)
 - Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
I presume you are mostly counting dollars and Treasury bonds and not gold as you mentioned. The world is de-dollarizing and we should start seeing more reserves converted to gold. Also there is a trend to directly trade bi-laterally and skip paying the gringo middleman. This would make the need to keep dollars or any reserve less as a direct exchange rate would facilitate trade without the need for a reserve fund. 
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endoftheriver - 11/13/2014 at 2:22 PM GMT
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  Pentagon Says "Stop Defense Cut Madness"; Mish Investigates Alleged "Cuts"  (6)
 - Mish - Global Economic Analysis
You are prolific with your insights in clarifying the elements that should motivate world leaders in other directions. 
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zbyg - 11/15/2014 at 9:31 PM GMT
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  The Silver Mining Cartel  (7)
 - Jeffrey Lewis - 
This very good.
To get simple control on commodity price is to buying short future.
Produce are buying paper and ask deliver metals which is not available and price is going up like crazy.
Supply is short and demand is high.If producer will buy entirely gold and silver from Comex what will be left.
The future contracts should work for producers not for speculators.
 
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sneezy67 - 11/10/2014 at 11:04 PM GMT
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  Pity the Swiss  (3)
 - Jesse. - Le Cafe Américain
tsk...tsk....cynicism at its finest...good article  
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OneTinSoldier66 - 11/7/2014 at 7:02 PM GMT
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  Crony Capitalism Tribute; Mafia Dons vs. Politicians; Who Really Won the Election?
 - Mish - Global Economic Analysis
I get this from John Stosell's book, "No, They Can't"...

Businesses are greedy. Okay, fair enough. But the more power you give to Government, the more businesses will lobby the government in order to get their way. You can boycott a business, and convince others to do the same. Can the same be said about the Government?

Personally I've been trying to get people to boycott the incredibly centralized power and control center called the government, maybe not entirely but at least to a certain degree, by buying something that governments hate these days but cannot seem to completely eradicate... gold and silver. I have found it's not easy. People like government. They believe government is good, government is great, to the point that it needs to be fund... 
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Hart - 11/10/2014 at 9:08 PM GMT
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  The War on Terror  (4)
 - Michael S. Rozeff - Lew Rockwell
The issue on why the US keeps attacking sovereign nations really boils down to one thing and that one thing is easy to identify. What is it, follow the money to find it. Who benefits from all this warring? The mega corporations who manufacture the weaponry, the ones who keep lobbying politicians and lining the pockets of the willing politicians.

These corporations are so greedy that human life is nothing more than a way to earn extra bucks. The more people there are that will fight, the more bullets and bombs they have to produce to kill the fighters with. The more people that are killed in the endless war on terror = more profit for these guys.

If only there were a handful of politicians that had the back bone to say no to the mega corps our kids... 
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walmarde - 11/6/2014 at 9:49 PM GMT
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  The Reinvention of Alan Greenspan  (6)
 - Michael J. Kosares - USAGold
Greenspan is a fraud.
HE is a very intelligent person who knows from the beginning how inflation works and what happen when currency is not backed by real value (gold). In the 60's, he testify before Congress about what happen to fiat currency. He said fiat currency will steal wealth to everybody. It's on youtube

This is the same Greenspan who lowered the interest rate and create the bubble of 2007-2008. He knew what he was doing. He was killing the currency and stealing wealth to everybody.

I have no respect for this guy. Hope he will be bury in a public cemetery so I can do a pilgrimage with my kids and shit on his grave. I swear.

(2 down rate for my comment ?!?! who loves Greenspan on this site ? lol Its a theft.) 
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SNAFU - 10/28/2014 at 10:57 PM GMT
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  Gold & Silver Market Morning: Oct-28-2014
 - Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
We still have 3 more days until the end of October. Let us leave them these three days to prove their point. 
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Answer To :glasstiger - 10/28/2014 at 5:01 PM GMT
OMG! Almost daily throughout 2014 we've been reminded by all the wisest gold forecasters that there is an imminent trigger that will cause the stock markets to crash.
Well it's not happened, and the latest predictions, as in this article, is that nothing is likely to happen until 2015. So don't hold your breath guys. There's always another year, and gold might just be the relict the bankers say it is. Is that black swan event only a distant mirage?
 
mattellery - 11/18/2014 at 12:43 AM GMT
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  Cameron Says Second Global Crash Looming - Russian Relations Worsen at G20, Japan in Recession
 - Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Unfortunately, Climate Change wasn't even on the agenda set by Tony Abbott. Thankfully he demands as little respect by other countries leaders as he does from his own constituents, and Pres Obama shone the spotlight on it during unofficial presentations.  
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overtheedge - 11/21/2014 at 6:07 AM GMT
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  Japan's Last Stand
 - Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
I think there is more to the story than meets the eye. Consider this:
"In addition to this, Japan's state pension fund (the GPIF), intends to dump massive amounts of Japanese government bonds (JCB's) and to double its investment in domestic and international stocks. "

The pension system is converting assets in JCB to equities.
If the businesses survive, then mayhaps the investment has greater potential to retain some value than what the GPIF considered the JCB will retain.
If you know you are going belly-up, then you shift assets to retain some value.

It is awful easy to assume these death throw type decisions by the PTB are completely reactionary.
What if all the PTB, world-wide, know this game is about over?
Wouldn't you try t... 
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endoftheriver - 11/13/2014 at 2:20 PM GMT
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  More Blowbacks: Russia to Build 8 New Nuclear Reactors in Iran; Putin Signs Another Gas Deal with Ch  (3)
 - Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Keep calling out the idiocies of these world leaders Mish! You are doing it as well or better than anyone and some of us truly appreciate it! 
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Josu O. - 11/21/2014 at 9:56 AM GMT
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  Spanish Reader on Rise of "Podemos" a New Far-Left Political Party in Spain  (3)
 - Mish - Global Economic Analysis
I'm also from Spain, and I can assure you that David's analysis is good and neutral, wich is difficult in this polarized ambient.
But there is a mistake, "December 2014/January 2015 is the limit date for the next Spanish legislative elections" is incorrect, the correct date is December 2015/January 2016. 
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samking73 - 11/23/2014 at 2:33 PM GMT
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  What's The Swiss Gold Referendum?
 - Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Excellent! I get tired of hearing about things in the news that you don't know what it's about. It's often hard to find a simple explanation, too. 
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overtheedge - 11/16/2014 at 8:46 PM GMT
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  Moyers: Our Democracy Is Flatlined - Moneyed Interests and Politics  (3)
 - Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
The author seems to have no knowledge concerning this nation and its Constitution (USC).
1. The word democracy doesn't exist in the USC.
2. Some famous guy said something to the effect of: The opinions of 10,000 men mean nothing if they don't know anything about the subject.
3. It is always about the money.
4. If you haven't anted up to be in the game, shut up!
5. The vast majority of citizens gambled with borrowed money and lost.
5A. Nobody forced, coerced or demanded that these citizens borrow money.
5B. The bankers were your buddy when they loaned you the money. Now they are the enemy for requiring it be paid back.

Why would any logical person listen to someone who can't do basic math about anything to do with what used t... 
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samking73 - 11/19/2014 at 4:10 PM GMT
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  Gold: Bull Flag In Play
 - Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold broke 1200 this morning for a while and looked like it was on the rise. That must have scared the hell out of someone because within a matter of a few minutes it dropped back down $15 us, back below 1200. A couple/few months ago gold and silver were on the rise and it seemed obvious to me that someone dumped a bunch of both in to the market to drive the prices back down. It took a little effort on someone's part but when it finally worked, the bottom dropped out of both to the lowest I've seen in several years. That's just how it looked to me.  
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overtheedge - 11/19/2014 at 7:17 PM GMT
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  Outstanding Political Insults
 - Bob Hoye - Institutional Advisors
"Last week he dismissed the idea of impeaching President Obama for violating the constitution with "Have you met Joe Biden?""

But never forget, Joe Biden was tapped for the VP slot rather than Hillary Clinton.
Twice!! 
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end - 11/22/2014 at 7:23 AM GMT
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  China’s Central Bank Makes Even the Heroic Fed Look Like a Bunch of Amateurs
 - Wolf Richter - 
Wolf it's ok to print money if you actually make something, and more of it every day. That's no bubble. You just need to keep up with wealth creation. Bubble is when you make nothing but money. 
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zbyg - 11/24/2014 at 12:20 PM GMT
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  An Open Letter to Mining Company Executives
 - Jim Otis - 
This an excellent article.
The mining companies should buy short papers and ask to deliver physical gold,silver,platinum,palladium.
The Cartel of big investment banks which are issue papers will be crack over night and after that all will be normal supply and demand.
I do not understan why they do not do it.
The Cartel is borrowing money to miners and control them,but they should do like Cartel do buy short with deliver.
 
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sneezy67 - 11/23/2014 at 3:50 AM GMT
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  Dutch Quietly Repatriate 120 Tonnes of Gold From New York  (3)
 - Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
So why do the Dutch get special treatment? Do they know some dirty secrets and using it for leverage? Like maybe MH-17.....just guessin 
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Doom - 11/24/2014 at 12:48 AM GMT
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  Swiss Gold Poll Likely Tighter Than Polls Suggest
 - Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Thing is, there's something really wrong with all these "close elections": the exit polls don't line up. That's why they stopped doing them for presidential elections in the US, and why Scotland is "a bit" upset that their independence vote failed. I strongly suspect that data is being manipulated so that the predicted outcome is "too close to call"...then, when, sho' 'nuff, the Powers That Be win the election, they can say, "hey, it was close, we gave you an election, now SHUT UP."

So, there's my prediction: close vote, but the Swiss Referendum will fail. 
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John R. - 10/30/2014 at 2:29 PM GMT
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  Gold's Obituary  (7)
 - David Petch - Treasure Chest
Amazing how elliott waves can predict the demise of gold, but prechter and the elliott waves never even acknowledged the rise of 500%. Now we have a "managed" market waves are worth dealing with yet prechter and elliotts waves guys keep saying, "look, look!" 
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jb3415 - 10/30/2014 at 1:26 AM GMT
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  The Fed is Absolutely Terrified of Something… What Is It?  (3)
 - Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
a lot of people are going to be taking it hard from the back.... 
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glasstiger - 10/28/2014 at 1:23 AM GMT
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  Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - Spooky Janet and the American MIddle Class Zombies
 - Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Jesse, many of us have gold or miner shares, but cannot or dare not sell at these ridiculously low prices.
So even if the monkeys hammer the gold price down for the Comex or FOMC, our hands are tied, as no longer have funds to keep on buying.  
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glasstiger - 10/28/2014 at 9:45 PM GMT
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  Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - Quiet Option Expiration, Markets In Lockdown
 - Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Oh Boy! Am I tired of waiting for the so called 'crash'. I'm now at the point of wondering if we've all been played by the Fed thugs like puppets.  
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glasstiger - 10/28/2014 at 10:04 PM GMT
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  SP 500 and NDX Futures Daily Charts - FOMC Tomorrow and the End of QE III
 - Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
The market is scary. Just in time for halloween. 
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