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    04/16/2016 6:08:49 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 75 replies
    SuperStation 95 ^ | 4 13 2016 | US Reporter
    In a shocking move likely to crush the US economy overnight, China is refusing to make its new gold-backed Yuan, convertible from or to US Dollars. The new Yuan will be introduced next Tuesday, April 19. When the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed to add the Yuan to the basket of world currencies used for Global Reserves and International Trade, they wanted China to make the Yuan more reliable as a currency. Since then, China has almost un-pegged its Yuan from the Dollar, allowing its value to fluctuate on world markets. But for years, China has been amassing huge amounts...
  • The 18 Trillion Dollar Debt, the Biggest Heist on American Citizens in History

    01/23/2016 4:48:31 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 38 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 1/21/2016 | Tony Elliot
    At the end of Obama's second term, it is estimated the national debt will be 20 trillion dollars. Most of this money has gone to frivolous spending by the Federal government, as well as been stolen by various government officials, using the excuse that astronomical sums of money are missing. In the computer age, it would be impossible to lose a trillion dollars, unless it was purposely lost to cover the theft of it. In looking at the numbers, we find that most of the 20 trillion debt is accountable in lost funds. Since 9-11, the US has spent 6...
  • Has the Federal Reserve Sold the Gold at Fort Knox?

    07/09/2015 9:41:27 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 77 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/8/2015 | Joe Wolverton
    famed Fort Knox is a facility managed by the U.S. Mint. Curiously, however, in a recent exchange of e-mails with a gold investment blog, the former director of that agency demonstrates a disturbing lack of knowledge about the precious metal supposedly stored there. And the Federal Reserve may be hiding the location and value of the allegedly missing bullion. On July 1, Koos Jansen of published another in a series of posts exploring the fate of the gold allegedly kept in vaults at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In his latest article, Jansen makes some startling claims that if proven true,...
  • Fort Knox first military post to go 'off the grid'

    05/21/2015 8:06:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    After tapping into solar, wind, geothermal and now natural gas resources on post, Fort Knox has become the first U.S. military installation to go “off the grid.” The installation announced Wednesday it added 28 natural gas wells to its arsenal of energy-creating sources which already includes almost 6,000 geothermal wells, two wind turbines and 3.59 megawatts of solar panels. With the additions, Fort Knox will be able to produce more energy than it needs — about 44 megawatts a day. It typically uses about 20 daily, but has approached 50 before, officials said. With that kind of power, when Hardin...
  • Child immigrants will not go to Fort Knox

    07/21/2014 4:34:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    WKYT-CBS Local News ^ | July 21, 2014
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sen. Rand Paul said Monday Fort Knox was being considered as a possible place to temporarily house some of the immigrant children pouring across the country's southern border. The senator's office was notified that the Army post in central Kentucky has been under review as a place to take in an undetermined number of unaccompanied Central America minors. The Kentucky Republican spoke out against transporting the children to Fort Knox. He says they should be treated humanely until being returned to their home countries. Late Monday afternoon, Congressman John Yarmuth's office confirmed the Department of Defense submitted...
  • Lockdown at Fort Knox reportedly lifted after shooting at post

    04/03/2013 4:12:20 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 79 replies
    Fox News -Breaking News ^ | 04/03/13 | Fox news
  • From the Pentagon to the Patton Museum: 9/11 relic finds home at Fort Knox

    10/11/2012 9:03:49 AM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 4 replies
    The News Enterprise ^ | October 11, 2012 | Amber Coulter
    When a tarp was pulled away from a beat-up fire truck the first time Christopher Kolakowski saw it, he immediately reached out his hand to touch it. “It was a very spiritual moment for me,” he said. The director of the General George Patton Museum of Leadership was looking for the first time at what is believed to be the first fire truck to respond to the Pentagon as it burned and partially collapsed after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He lived about 50 miles from Washington, D.C., at the time of the attack. Foam 161, a foam...
  • Fort Knox drops Ted Nugent from concert plans

    04/19/2012 6:12:48 PM PDT · by SLB · 128 replies
    The News Enterprise ^ | April 19, 2012
    Following rocker Ted Nugent's recent comments about President Barack Obama, he has been dropped from a scheduled performance at Fort Knox, the post announced Thursday afternoon. Nugent set off a controversy at last weekend's National Rifle Association convention when he criticized high-ranking members of Obama's administration and offered support for possible Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. In a video posted on YouTube by the NRA, Nugent said, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. If you can't go home and get everybody in your lives...
  • Report of 1 Kilo Gold Bar Filled with Tungsten Found in UK

    03/26/2012 2:54:56 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies · 20+ views ^ | Mar 26, 2012
    Report of 1 Kilo Gold Bar Filled with Tungsten Found in UK March 26, 2012 “What appears to be a tungsten filled gold bar has been found – this time in the UK. It is believed that a scrap dealer bought the Metalor 1 kilo gold bar of 99.98% purity from a member of the public. Metalor are a leading international gold refiner and bar manufacturer, headquartered in Zurich. The bar appears to have been tampered with and may have had holes drilled into it or melted out and then had tungsten rods inserted or tungsten poured into the holes....
  • U.S. Army Specialist from Longview Killed in Afghanistan

    12/23/2011 9:57:04 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 27 replies
    The Daily News Online ^ | December 22, 2011 | Erik Olsen and Marqise Allen
    A female Mark Morris High School graduate was shot and killed Wednesday in a guard tower in Afghanistan, according to the soldier's stepmother. U.S. Army Specialist Mikayla Anne Bragg is Cowlitz County's first casualty in a combat zone since the Vietnam War, according to Daily News archives. Bragg, 21, was scheduled to leave Afghanistan around Christmas and return to the United States on Jan. 6, stepmother Amber Bragg of Longview said Thursday. Bragg enlisted right after she graduated high school in 2008, Amber Bragg said. According to her Facebook page, Bragg's primary duties were as a motor transport operator for...
  • Ron Paul Calling for a Fort Knox Audit (What came of it?)

    "In September, Treasury completed its latest audit, showing that U.S. gold reserves total 9,300 tons with a market value of $320 billion, Thorson said. The recent run-up in gold prices -- the precious metal is trading at about $1,515 an ounce -- puts the market value at $340 billion as of Wednesday, according to Thorson's testimony. He added that each gold bar weighs about 27 pounds and is worth around $500,000. Paul said that his questions were partly in response to the numerous Internet conspiracy theories, including those that accuse the government of secretly selling all of the gold in...
  • Selling Gold at Fort Knox Emerges as Next Big Question in Debate on Federal Debt Limit

    05/17/2011 12:21:08 PM PDT · by statestreet · 118 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | May 17, 2011 | David Pietrusza
    NEW YORK — The next big question on the federal debt limit could be whether to start selling the government’s holdings of gold at Fort Knox — and at least one presidential contender, Ron Paul, has told The New York Sun he thinks it would be a good move. The question has been ricocheting around the policy circles today. An analyst at the Heritage Foundation, Ron Utt, told the Washington Post that the gold holdings of the government are “just sort of sitting there.” He added: “Given the high price it is now, and the tremendous debt problem we now...
  • New uniforms, equipment will mission in Afghanistan

    12/14/2010 9:15:57 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 15 replies
    The News Enterprise ^ | Dec. 10, 2010 | Marty Finley
    Fort Knox soldiers readying for a year-long deployment to Afghanistan have new equipment and uniforms to help them in their mission. The 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, is one of the first combat teams to utilize a new form of camouflage uniform known as the MultiCam, which consists of seven different shades of camouflage that Army officials say better captures the multiple styles of terrain found within Afghanistan, from deserts and wooded areas to villages and mountains. The MultiCam has replaced the Army Combat Uniform — ACU for short — in Afghanistan and will be advantageous in...
  • Locked and loaded: Duke Brigade ready for deployment

    12/14/2010 9:09:38 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 12 replies
    The News Enterprise ^ | Dec. 10, 2010 | Marty Finley
    For Erica Lukachko and her growing family, deployments don’t get any easier. Her husband, Sgt. First Class Aaron Lukachko, is gearing up for a winter deployment to Afghanistan as part of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division — his third deployment in his 14-year military career, Erica said. It’s a familiar feeling for many families who arrived Thursday in support of their loved ones at Fort Knox as the soldiers took to Brooks Field during a deployment ceremony. Often referred to as the Duke Brigade, the brigade moved to Fort Knox from Fort Hood as part of...
  • US To Trade Gold Reserves For Cash Through (pretty funny)

    08/30/2010 10:14:52 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Treasury officials say the gold has just been rattling around in the bottom of some vaults at the US Bullion Depository anyway.
  • Army Preps for Tea Party Terrorists

    04/29/2010 1:14:13 PM PDT · by LegalAlien1949 · 15 replies · 620+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | 04/29/10 | Legal Alien
    A few months back, the commander in chief of our Armed Forces, that erstwhile community organizer Barack Hussein Obama, denigrated a large cross section of Americans who identify with the Tea Party movement -- those who advocate for Essential Liberty and Rule of Law. Obama identified them as malcontents, "waving their little tea bags." Since then, the Obama administration and their Leftmedia sycophants have endeavored to characterize Tea Party attendees as rude, radical, racist, redneck, enemies of the state. They have attempted to tie high-profile acts of violence against the government to the Tea Party, including the pilot who crashed...
  • Is there any gold inside Fort Knox, the world's most secure vault?

    03/29/2009 8:03:26 PM PDT · by Atlas Sneezed · 39 replies · 4,300+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | March 28, 2009 | Chris Ayres
    ... For several prominent investors and at least one senior US congressman it is not the security of the facility in Kentucky that is a cause of concern: it is the matter of how much gold remains stored there - and who owns it. They are worried that no independent auditors appear to have had access to the reported $137 billion (£96 billion) stockpile of brick-shaped gold bars in Fort Knox since the era of President Eisenhower. After the risky trading activities at supposedly safe institutions such as AIG they want to be reassured that the gold reserves are still...
  • How much gold is in Fort Knox and who owns it?

    03/29/2009 11:07:39 AM PDT · by bvw · 104 replies · 2,706+ views
    bvw | 29 March 2009 | bvw
    Sorry, not taking Wikipedia as a source. Nor are spurious "conspiracy theory" comments welcomed. It's an honest question. Answers should cite primary sources and such primary sources should cite date and type of audit. I also expand this question to include all US stores, where the gold is owned by the US. Answers must distinguish between "holding" and "ownership", the question is to ownership! I note that a great failing of our times is that people do not know how to keep books anymore, and even less how to audit. Too many make assumptions, or give a cheap pass to...
  • Trilateral Plan to Corner World Gold Market?

    12/10/2008 7:11:22 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 33 replies · 1,170+ views [Editor's note: members of the Trilateral Commission and companies with Commission representation appear in bold type.] Since 1973, this writer has made inquiry as to the location and ownership of the vast stores of monetary gold (400 oz., .999 pure bars) in the world. There has not been a formal audit on Fort Knox, for instance, since the Eisenhower administration. Official statistics on gold holdings are often contradictory. Getting plain answers from any Central Bank in the world, including the Fed, is virtually impossible. This paper points out a pattern of manipulation that has been clearly observed by many...
  • Munitions Pose No Danger

    05/07/2008 9:35:52 AM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 22 replies · 315+ views
    The News Enterprise ^ | May 7, 2008 | Staff
    Munitions pose no danger FORT KNOX — World War I-era munitions found at a construction site at Fort Knox pose no danger, Army ordnance experts determined. Construction workers at the site of the future Human Resources Center of Excellence discovered the mortar shells Friday while moving soil for a sewer system. As an additional safety measure, an expert from the Army Corps of Engineers was brought in to inspect the site and present the post with options for proper site clean up and disposal. Based on inspection findings, Col. Mark Needham, garrison commander, directed an ordnance expert be hired to...
  • Budget Woes Hit Army Posts Nationwide

    07/07/2006 11:23:23 AM PDT · by Anita1 · 34 replies · 1,143+ views ^ | Thursday, July 6, 2006 7:56 p.m. EDT
    A diversion of dollars to help fight the war in Iraq has helped create a $530 million shortfall for Army posts at home and abroad, leaving some unable to pay utility bills or even cut the grass. In San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston hasn't been able to pay its $1.4 million monthly utility bill since March, prompting workers in many of the post's administrative buildings to get automated disconnection notices. Fort Bragg in North Carolina can't afford to buy pens, paper or other office supplies until the new fiscal year starts in October. And in Kentucky, Fort Knox had to...
  • Explosives unit headed back into Iraqi fray

    07/31/2005 9:31:31 AM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 3 replies · 495+ views
    The News Enterprise ^ | July 31, 2005 | Erica Walsh
    Explosives unit headed back into Iraqi fray By ERICA WALSH About 20 Fort Knox soldiers are on their way to Iraq, some for a second time in two years. The 703rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment from Fort Knox left for Iraq on Saturday morning, family members said. This is the second deployment for the Fort Knox detachment, which spent September 2003 to March 2004 in Iraq. The unit is responsible for finding, recovering and disposing of explosive devices. About half of the group that left for Iraq Saturday also deployed to the country during the unit's first trip. The soldiers...
  • Army test-fires new $34 million test range

    06/09/2005 7:47:26 AM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 5 replies · 463+ views
    The News-Enterprise ^ | June 9, 2005 | Erica Walsh
    Army test-fires new $34 million training range By ERICA WALSH The first shots were fired on Fort Knox's newest range this week. The Wilcox Range, a multi-purpose training range, is the latest training area on post. Construction began on the $34 million project in 2002, and is about a year ahead of schedule, said Stuart Holder, range manager. The 2,500-acre range features state-of-the-art technology including digital links between tanks, helicopters, infantry in the field and instructors in the range operations center. Eventually, the units in training at Fort Knox could be linked with units in training at Fort Hood, Texas,...
  • Fort Knox is in line to lose its tanks

    05/14/2005 1:22:39 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 33 replies · 1,283+ views
    HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER | May. 14, 2005 | Jim Warren
    Fort Knox would remain open and gain new civilian jobs and an infantry combat team -- but lose the tank-training role that traditionally has formed its core identity -- under the new Base Realignment and Closure recommendations announced by the Pentagon yesterday. Fort Campbell would lose an attack aviation battalion, but pick up a unit from Fort Gillem, Ga., which the Pentagon recommended for closure. Several small military reserve and Defense Department offices around Kentucky would be closed. But Fort Knox would take by far the state's biggest hit.
  • ‘Bulldog Brigade' no barking dog

    03/18/2005 7:36:29 AM PST · by qam1 · 3 replies · 811+ views
    The News Enterprise ^ | 3/18/05 | Erica Walsh
    Col. Russ Gold would be willing to put the soldiers in the Bulldog Brigade up against any other soldiers in the history of the United States. "History will show soon that this mixture of Generation X and Y will equal, if not better, any other generation produced anytime in the U.S.," he said. About 75 soldiers stationed at Fort Knox were honored with a Valorous Unit Award Tuesday for their service in Iraq as members of the 1st Armored Division, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, or the Bulldog Brigade. The 3rd BCT is based at Fort Riley, Kan., but several members...
  • 60+ Starlings Die Within Minutes and Inches of Each Other on Ft Knox (Vanity)

    01/20/2005 7:14:55 PM PST · by SLB · 93 replies · 2,516+ views
    Self | 20 Jan 05 | SLB
    At noon today the MP's had a section of Wilson Road blocked off. It was later announced that 60+ Starlings had all died near the old Anderson Golf Course. The birds were all in a very small area. The post MEDCOM did not find any evidence of toxins, but . . . . . . . .
  • Basic Army Training Gets Overhaul

    03/18/2004 1:45:05 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 11 replies · 366+ views
    AP ^ | 3-18-04 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Three weeks into basic training, Pvt. Timothy Wilson pretended to be an enemy prisoner of war as other recruits camouflaged with green face paint detained and questioned him. This drill in the wooded hills of Fort Knox in the past would have been saved for later in the soldiers' careers. But now that nearly half of all new soldiers go straight to Afghanistan (news - web sites), Iraq (news - web sites) or to units preparing to deploy to war, the training is being overhauled for the first time in decades to immerse soldiers into the...
  • Wheels of justice are delayed by war (Accused soldier, families wait for decision on court-martial)

    03/01/2004 10:30:56 AM PST · by SLB · 20 replies · 398+ views
    The News Enterprise ^ | March 1, 2004 | JACOB BENNETT
    One soldier waits in a Fort Knox jail. Two others rest in graves dug just months ago. The Army says the jailed soldier, Sgt. Hasan Akbar, put the other two in the ground. But nearly a year after Maj. Gregory Stone and Capt. Christopher Scott Seifert were killed in a Kuwaiti desert, Akbar still doesn't know if he will face a court-martial in which he could receive the death penalty. His family — and the families of the deceased — are hoping the issue can be resolved. All were members of the 101st Airborne Division. "We've learned a hard lesson,"...
  • Knox NCO killed in Iraq

    02/12/2004 1:39:45 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 34 replies · 407+ views
    Turret Online ^ | Feb. 12, 2004 | Fort Knox Public Affairs Office
    Knox NCO killed in Iraq Staff Sgt. Richard Ramey of the 703rd EOD died Sunday from an explosion in Mahmudiyah, Iraq. Fort Knox Public Affairs OfficeStaff Sgt. Richard Ramey, 27, of Canton, Ohio, a Soldier with the Fort Knox-based 703rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment, died in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, Sunday of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated.Ramey, an explosive ordnance disposal specialist had been stationed at Fort Knox since April 9, 2001. He had been in the Army since 1995.Approximately 15 Soldiers from the 703rd are in Iraq. The detachment deployed in September for a six-month rotation.At Fort Knox...
  • How far did Clinton sell us out? How about selling out the U.S. gold reserves...

    01/22/2004 3:03:40 PM PST · by dmanLA · 21 replies · 465+ views
    GATA's work to expose the gold price suppression scheme THE GOLD ANTI-TRUST ACTION COMMITTEE INC. -- A SUMMARY, JANUARY 27, 2002 -- In 1998, as he began , his Internet site of financial commentary, Bill Murphy noticed that the gold market wasn't trading as normal markets do. Eventually he sensed collusion among market participants to suppress the gold price and wrote about it repeatedly. Following Murphy's commentary with great interest, a newspaper editor in Connecticut, Chris Powell, noted that collusion to control prices is against U.S. anti-trust law and suggested that gold partisans and gold market participants mobilize against...
  • Bundesbank plans to sell 600 tons of gold

    01/22/2004 3:09:31 PM PST · by mjp · 22 replies · 207+ views
    FAZ.NET ^ | 22. Jan. 2004 | Elise Kissling
    FRANKFURT. The Bundesbank has requested an option to sell 600 tons of the central bank's gold reserves, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Bundesbank President Ernst Welteke has proposed using the proceeds from the gold sale to set up an investment fund. Any profits would be earmarked for the government's research and education budget, the spokesman said, confirming a report by Börsenzeitung newspaper. The Bundesbank spokesman, Johannes-Rudi Kurz, said it was too early to discuss who would manage the fund. “There are various options,“ he said. “The Bundesbank could manage the fund, or the job could be outsourced to an independent...
  • Sick Soldiers Wait For Treatment (Fort Knox this time)

    10/29/2003 2:16:21 PM PST · by joesnuffy · 23 replies · 172+ views
    UPI ^ | 10/29/2003 | Mark Benjamin
    Sick soldiers wait for treatment By Mark Benjamin UPI Investigations Editor Published 10/29/2003 3:58 PM View printer-friendly version FORT KNOX, Ky., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- More than 400 sick and injured soldiers, including some who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, are stuck at Fort Knox, waiting weeks and sometimes months for medical treatment, a score of soldiers said in interviews. The delays appear to have demolished morale -- many said they had lost faith in the Army and would not serve again -- and could jeopardize some soldiers' health, the soldiers said. The Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers are...
  • Who wants to be a trillionaire?

    10/28/2003 3:46:37 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 5 replies · 302+ views News ^ | 28 October 2003 | Paul Vallely
    Graham Halksworth's neighbours knew him as a pillar of his community: a family man and a trustee of the local golf club. They didn't realise that he was quietly plotting one of the most audacious scams in history. Every Monday morning, 69-year-old Graham Halksworth would bid farewell to his wife Margaret, and leave his home at the top end of the little town of Mossley, high on the shoulder of the Pennines. Smartly dressed and carrying a briefcase, he would negotiate the steps down from their unprepossessing brick-built semi, whose only sign of pretension was its windows, leaded with an...
  • Hearing Planned on Kuwait Grenade Attack

    06/15/2003 10:47:47 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 18 replies · 267+ views
    AP ^ | 6/14/2003 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - A deadly grenade attack on troops sleeping in their tents in Kuwait is all the more jarring for survivors and relatives because of the man accused: a fellow U.S. soldier. An Article 32 hearing, similar to a civilian grand jury, begins Monday for Sgt. Hasan K. Akbar, who is charged with killing two officers and injuring 14 others in the March 23 attack. "It was worse than an act of treason," said retired Chaplain Maj. Thomas G. Westall, a friend of the family of one of the men killed, Air Force Maj. Gregory Stone. "The sheer...
  • Accused 101st Airborne attacker held at Knox

    06/15/2003 4:49:26 AM PDT · by SLB · 13 replies · 299+ views
    The News Enterprise ^ | June 14, 2003 | JACOB BENNETT
    By Evidence against the 101st Airborne Division soldier accused of killing two American soldiers in a grenade attack during the second Iraq war will be presented before a military judge Monday at Fort Knox. Sgt. Hasan Akbar is accused of throwing fragmentation grenades into three separate tents at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait, killing two soldiers and wounding 14. Except for a brief detention in Germany, he has been held in Fort Knox's regional confinement center since the March 23 incident, post spokeswoman Connie Shaffery said Friday. The Article 32 hearing is being held at Knox instead of Fort Campbell, where...
  • Hundreds attend pro-war rally in Elizabethtown

    04/06/2003 4:29:16 AM PDT · by SLB · 7 replies · 259+ views
    The News Enterprise ^ | Apr 6, 03 | WILLIAM WILCZEWSKI
    Carla Jackson had a hard time fighting back her tears. Wearing the sweatshirt she had made while her husband was in Operation Desert Storm, she was taken back by the emotion of Saturday's Support the Troops Rally at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. "At first, it didn't seem like the community out in town or at Fort Knox was doing anything," she said, "but everyone came out in full force today." Jackson, whose husband, Tracy is a platoon sergeant deployed to Kuwait with Fort Knox's 233rd Transportation Company, was one hundreds of people who flooded the center with red,...