Skip to comments.European Borders Tested as Money Is Moved to Shield Wealth
Posted on 11/04/2013 4:21:57 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
PARIS There was nothing extraordinary about the casually dressed businessman waiting on a Paris train platform except, it turned out, for the envelopes he carried stuffed with 350,000 euros in cash, and seized by French customs agents as he prepared to depart for Belgium.
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The NSA also is enabling the control of the entire population of the USA - and that includes the ability of the government to put down a revolution by identifying in advance the people who can organize it.
Wow, the elite know what's coming. Even being in the elite isn't a defense.
Cash, gold coins, diamonds are rather conspicous. Most art work is too large. The trick is to find something of value that is small and relatively inconspicuous.
Rare documents, postage stamps, books. The other thought is that the individual value of each of these items must be mid range and not something that is one of a kind that would attract attention when resold.
The other thought is those with expertise in wilderness survival crossing mountainous areas. Crossing the Alps into Switzerland, crossing into Canada through western Montana.
I suppose one could make platinum into common metallic items or even into car parts. Platinum looks a lot like stainless steel.
Now you're thinking outside the Matrix. Anything can be a store of value, as long as it is not electronic and can be converted to money without too much of a transaction cost.
A key element of liberty is financial privacy.
Where rule of law is corrupted, the ability to keep your investments truly private can be a matter of personal security, life and death even.
Many or most countries are criminalizing the very notion of privacy.
BCG noted that “there were only painful ways out of this mess.” The most painful truth, they suggested, was that “the only way to resolve the massive debt load is through a global coordinated debt restructuring... which will have to be funded by the world’s financial asset holders: the middle-and upper-class’ who will have a ~30% one-time tax on all their assets to look forward to as the great mean reversion finally arrives and the world is set back on a viable path.”
These are just extremely well-to-do people, not “elites.”
In our country, they’re roughly analogous to the Bushes, or very successful Wall Streeters.
The “elites” are behind these confiscations, own the politicians and police, and so will never be touched.
When people hang on to money, the velocity of money goes down.
Wow. You’re not kidding.
Where do you get out of America to?
Platinum is significantly heavier than steel though?
Actually, the idea is to break down the system of order and trust, both between societal actors, and those and due authority.
It’s working like a charm.
The 1%’ers are already cracking the middle class, and consolidating their power...without apparent—no, naked—uses of force.
True. Atomic weights. But Pt is somewhat close to silver, Ag. Here are some common metal atomic weights.
A quick way to test a metal is to weight it and then put it in water container to see how much displacement you get (volume). This will work for relatively large differences in density. Now, if you went through customs with a unpretentious Pt bracelet, I doubt anyone is going to notice. Likewise, if you make car parts like a steering wheel or part of a frame out of Pt, not many will think of this unless someone has tipped off the agent.
The other thing you can do is gold alloys with copper. Most gold coins are mixed with a little copper to make it stronger and stiffer. You can increase the copper content and the gold will take on a browner hue and look more like copper or brass. I have some “Swiss Miss” coins and if you put them in with pennies, you really can’t see much of a difference based on color.
Very interesting, especially about the Swiss coins.
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