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SNAFU - 10/29/2014 at 9:04 PM GMT
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  James Turk - 2 Key Charts, Gold & The Destruction Of Money  (3)
 - James Turk - Goldmoney
As long as anyone believes it, you can pull the trick.  
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BDB - 11/1/2014 at 3:48 AM GMT
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  Once-Peaceful Canada Turns Militaristic; Blowback Follows  (18)
 - Ron Paul - 
Here's 24hrGold's comment policy, by the way: Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, i  
 
golaydc - 10/30/2014 at 2:06 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  
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Cameron Waugh - 10/13/2014 at 1:20 PM GMT
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  Harvey Organ's Gold and Silver Blog Has Been 'Deleted by Court Order'  (8)
 - Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
He did a recent story on the squeeze in the physical silver market. From memory, suggesting a physical default looming in December. Somebody please correct me if i am wrong... It makes some sense considering how hard silver has been hammered down recently. Taking down his blog seems to be an act of desperation. More coming ?  
 
Jake - 10/9/2014 at 3:04 AM GMT
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  Must Be the Season of the Witch  (26)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
I have expected this for some time. There is zero satisfaction in being right. 
 
samking73 - 10/7/2014 at 2:18 AM GMT
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  Bernanke Turned Down For Mortgage Refinance; Questions Abound
 - Mish - Global Economic Analysis
If this is true, (still waiting on those flying pigs, Sneezy) then its only because the people who know him best (the banking system) knows how crooked the SOB is.  
 
SNAFU - 10/28/2014 at 9:57 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. 
 
overtheedge - 10/31/2014 at 9:09 PM GMT
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  Koos Jansen: The great Chinese silver market debate
 - Chris Powell - GATA
If a buyer is willing and able to pay 17% over spot, that 17% is effectively a premium. Even a seller's profit margin over spot is a premium. And anyone who buys bullion should recognize this little factoid. Perhaps GATA and company don't buy physical?  
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overtheedge - 10/31/2014 at 2:38 AM GMT
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  ECB Stress Test Results Show Banks Struggling
 - Philippe Herlin - GoldBroker
Excellent catch. Thanks. Consider the question from between these lines: "European banks hold 880 billion euros worth of bad or doubtful loans (e.g. at least 90 days late for payment), and this number represents 4% of their balance sheets. " 4% is 1/25th 880 billion X 25 = 22,000 billion euros Gotta subtract the reserves ~ 4% or 880 billion for 21,120 billion euros. Consider this:(e.g. at least 90 day  
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Philip Barton - 10/25/2014 at 7:00 AM GMT
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  Hyperventilation Charade: EU Demands Another €2.1 Billion from UK, "We Won't Pay," Says Furious Came
 - Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Cui bono? The EU does not wish to see Cameron weakened and Farage strengthened. The rise of UKIP is a major worry to the EU. I think that Cameron will emerge as the man who forced Brussels to back down. If Cameron can be recast as a PM of strength with regard to the EU (don't laugh), then there will be much less reason to vote for Farage and UKIP. Invent a sum owed and then cancel it under the pressure of  
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glasstiger - 10/26/2014 at 12:35 AM GMT
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  Greenspan says he's not aware of gold price suppression through central bank leasing
 - Chris Powell - GATA
He served his purpose for the shyster bankers. So just let the old fart fade away peacefully. 
 
glasstiger - 10/23/2014 at 7:34 PM GMT
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  Henry Giroux On the Rise of Neoliberalism As a Political Ideology  (3)
 - Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Well! If you were making the rules as do the elected attorneys/politicians, wouldn't you write them to favor yourself and your wealthy buddies? Isn't it obvious that the world has always been that way? Es ist selbstverständlich meine freunde. 
 
glasstiger - 10/24/2014 at 2:36 PM GMT
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  First Majestic CEO wants silver miners to form counter-cartel against futures shorters
 - Chris Powell - GATA
Wow! Are they waking up Now? 
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Doom - 10/22/2014 at 4:23 PM GMT
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  McDonald's Vows Fresh Thinking After Net Income Declines 30%; Mish Offers Some Advice
 - Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Please reconsider asking for lower prices...the only way McDonald's can do that is to cut back on food quality. Seeing as they're already down to putting wood pulp in their "meat" and other foodlike products, I shudder to think what they might do to reduce quality further. I also avoid the fast food places. I took my lady to a burger place today. I had a turkey burger, she the veggie burger. We each had frie  
 
glasstiger - 10/27/2014 at 4:12 PM GMT
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  Chris Hedges: The Myth of a Free Press  (6)
 - Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
The herd will take note only after you yank the burger from their mitts and limit their use of the SUV. How sad. 
 
glasstiger - 10/28/2014 at 12:23 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.  
 
John R. - 10/30/2014 at 1:29 PM GMT
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  Gold's Obituary  (6)
 - 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 12:26 AM GMT
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  The Fed is Absolutely Terrified of Something… What Is It?
 - Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
a lot of people are going to be taking it hard from the back.... 
 
glasstiger - 10/28/2014 at 8:45 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.  
 
glasstiger - 10/28/2014 at 9:04 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. 
 
jb3415 - 10/7/2014 at 7:05 PM GMT
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  Conversations with God...about Gold and Silver!  (8)
 - Bix Weir - Road to Roota
Delusional. This scenaior is absurd. 
 
Cameron Waugh - 10/13/2014 at 12:58 PM GMT
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  Lessons from Babylon the Great  (14)
 - Philip Judge - Anglo Far East
Was it not Iran (modern Persia) that successfully by-passed the FRN in a gold for oil trade ? "The ancient city of Babylon had been a monument to the high achievement of modern man. It boasted fortification and strength, military-might and wisdom in design, yet at its core was a dependence on a fragile system, and as a result the city fell to the enemy without a fight."  
 
Anthony D. - 10/24/2014 at 9:24 PM GMT
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  Oct 24, 1929 : Wall Street Crashes
 - Panics, Manias and Crashes - London Herald
I would comment. If only I could read it.... 
 
overtheedge - 10/19/2014 at 8:43 PM GMT
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  The Virtue of Hoarding  (11)
 - George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Excellent article. Two major reasons why hoarding is verbotten that were missed in the article. 1. When the velocity of money slows, the tax revenue stream drastically declines. Every transaction provides for a government skim. Half as many transactions, half as much skim. That skim gets recycled into more transactions providing for more skim. Simplified example: $100 profit and the tax rate is 20%. Af  
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ritter@epilin.com - 10/24/2014 at 2:49 PM GMT
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  Gold and Silver as Standards of Value  (6)
 - Lysander Spooner - 
If gold is not money, and all the different uses of working gold coins into plate, jewelry etc., the total demand for gold is X. At that demand level the price of gold is Y. If gold is made money there is another use, which would increase the demand to X+1. Additional demand increases the price of anything, but Spooner seems to insist that it does not. 
 
samking73 - 10/3/2014 at 7:30 PM GMT
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  Gold vs Silver during Precious-Metals Bull Markets  (4)
 - Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
I don't even feel like reading these kinds of articles right now. Gold/silver prices are the lowest I've seen them since I've been in the market. I just hope I'm not skrewing up by pooling together what little extra cash I have to buy a few ounces of Ag. 
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overtheedge - 10/3/2014 at 9:41 PM GMT
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  Perception vs. Reality at the Fed  (4)
 - Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Perhaps Miss Carmen Segarra forgot who owns the Fed. Ownership usually infers control. Perception is all about "right now". Reality imposes itself at close of business. If you really want to sell used cars, hire a cookie-toting grandma. Granny will be making enough in commissions to hire someone else to make the cookies. Miss Carmen Segarra forgot she was hired to tote cookies. Perception goes a long  
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overtheedge - 10/3/2014 at 8:26 PM GMT
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  Will this save the Swiss financial system?  (4)
 - Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
1. Where will the money come from to buy the gold? 2. What will this additional demand do to the price of gold? 3. What will be the social cost to the Swiss for attempting this gambit? Please pay particular attention to the word "attempt" in the preceding question. Now try to imagine the probable outcome if several countries were to attempt this same tactic at the same time. Interesting times indeed. 
 
William Tan - 10/3/2014 at 10:46 AM GMT
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  HONG KONG - the Western Elites get to work on CHINA'S "ACHILLES HEEL"...  (6)
 - Clive Maund - 
Get ready for a financial event after this is over!  
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overtheedge - 10/15/2014 at 7:15 PM GMT
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  This is a Recipe For a Crash
 - Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
"... and things are fundamentally no better than they were before: most major banks are insolvent, one in five US mortgages is underwater, and the stock market is being largely propped up by in-house trading from a few key players ..." "... if your portfolio is heavily invested in stocks, now is a time to be taking some profits. If you can, consider moving a sizable chunk into cash." According to the firs  
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