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  • US warns Turkey against Venezuelan ‘blood gold’

    02/13/2019 8:04:22 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24 news) ^ | February 10-2019 08:49 PM | Laurie Mylroie
    WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – The US Treasury Department’s Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Marshall Billingslea, visited Turkey last week. His primary concern was enforcing sanctions on Iran, but while there, he warned Turkish business leaders against trading in Venezuelan “blood gold,” Bloomberg News reported on Friday. Venezuela has emerged as yet another point of dispute between Washington and Ankara, as the US recognizes National Assembly leader Juan Guaido, as the country’s legitimate president, and Turkey, along with Russia, China, and Iran, back Venezuelan strong man, Nicolas Maduro. Close ties between Ankara and Caracas are relatively new, dating back to...
  • Our friends the Turks: Hiding Venezuela's gold for Maduro?

    02/11/2019 7:20:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/11/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Yes, we expect places such as Russia and Iran to stick up for Venezuela's hellhole regime, along with its fellow Latin socialist hellholes Cuba, Bolivia, and Nicaragua.  But Bloomberg is reporting that U.S. NATO ally Turkey seems to be all in for helping Nicolás Maduro spirit the nation's gold out of the country for his potentially comfortable retirement.  The picture emerges of a dictator about to make off with the light bulbs on the way out. div class="article_body bottom mrf-hidden"> Back around when Maduro was eating that big steak dinner in Istanbul in front of Venezuelans for an Instagram post, here's what had been really going on, as Bloomberg...
  • Siberian Gold Find Brightens Ruble’s Future

    02/08/2019 12:19:29 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7 Feb 2019 | Thomas Grove
    “This is the Holy Grail of gold mining effectively, given the quality and given the scale,” The news is good for both Polyus and the Russian government. Unlike other producers that move their bullion on world markets, Polyus sells its gold exclusively to large Russian state banks, which then resell it to the country’s central bank. Once mining begins, the bank can use the mine’s gold to support its ruble currency or sell it for extra foreign currency in times of crisis. According to Polyus, Sukhoi Log is likely to be producing more than 1.6 million ounces of gold every...
  • Exclusive: Venezuela prepares to fly tonnes of central bank gold to UAE - source

    01/31/2019 11:34:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 31, 2019 | by Corina Pons
    CARACAS - Venezuela will sell 15 tonnes of gold from central bank vaults to the United Arab Emirates in coming days in return for euros in cash, a senior official with knowledge of the plan said, in a bid by the cash-strapped country to stay solvent. The sale of gold reserves that back the Bolivar currency began on Jan. 26 with a shipment of 3 tonnes, the official said, and follows the export last year of $900 million of unrefined gold to Turkey.
  • Mystery arrival of Russia jumbo jet to Caracas fuels rumors Maduro looking to relocate gold reserves

    01/30/2019 7:20:50 PM PST · by Candor7 · 56 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 31 January 2019 | AP Staff
    <p>CARACAS - The surprise arrival of a giant Russian passenger plane to Venezuela amid a wave of anti-government unrest is fueling intrigue on social media and charges by the opposition that President Nicolas Maduro’s administration is looking to shuttle abroad what’s left of the country’s depleted gold reserves.</p>
  • $840M in gold bars prepared for loading onto Russian jet at Venezuelan airport: report

    01/30/2019 7:23:18 AM PST · by McGruff · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/2019 | Edmund DeMarche
    About 20 tons of gold from Venezuela's central bank was ready to be hauled away Tuesday on a Russian airline's Boeing 777 that landed in Caracas a day earlier, a Venezuelan lawmaker wrote on Twitter. The destination of the $840 million in gold bars was unknown, but a source told Bloomberg News that it represented about 20 percent of the country's holding of the metal. The gold was set aside for loading, the report said. The news outlet, which first reported on the tweet, identified the lawmaker as Jose Guerra. The lawmaker did not provide evidence for his claim but...
  • $840M In Gold Bars Prepared For Loading Onto Russian Jet At Venezuelan Airport: report

    01/30/2019 7:37:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/30/19
    About 20 tons of gold from Venezuela's central bank was ready to be hauled away Tuesday on a Russian airline's Boeing 777 that landed in Caracas a day earlier, a Venezuelan lawmaker wrote on Twitter.
  • Erdogan pledges support to Maduro after U.S. backs opposition rival

    01/23/2019 3:56:44 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    Ahval (Events) News ^ | Jan 23 2019 | none stated
    Erdoğan phones Maduro after U.S. backs opposition leader Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro in a show of support after U.S. President Donald Trump formally recognised Maduro’s rival as the interim president of Venezuela, Spanish daily El Pais reported on Wednesday. Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president on Wednesday, a surprise move the 35-year-old said was the only way to save the country from “dictatorship” under Maduro. The United States, Canada, Brazil, Colombia and other U.S. regional allies quickly recognised Guaidó, prompting a defiant response from Maduro, who accused Washington of...
  • Checked your Bitcoin Balance Lately? Don't Bother (Vanity)

    01/14/2019 3:46:50 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 70 replies
    Bitcoin ^ | 01/14/2019 | R2
    December, 2017. I'm late to the game, I know. I set up an account on Coinbase.com. $100.00 to start. January, 2018. Another $100.00 transferred in to Bitcoin. Total in is $200.00 January, 2019. My Portfolio Value is $40.90.
  • Democratic Bundler in Bed with Congolese Warlord

    02/21/2012 6:59:09 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 4 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Adam Kredo | Adam Kredo
    A prominent Obama administration trade advisor is one of the central players in a series of scandals and ethical rows that have reportedly placed him in cahoots with corrupt Congolese warlords and other questionable figures. Kase Lawal, an oil mogul with longstanding ties to the Clinton family, was appointed in 2010 as a member of Obama’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Since his selection to the trade board, Lawal has become enmeshed in a pact to purchase large quantities of illegal gold from a violent Congolese warlord, according to a U.N. investigation and various reports. The crooked gold...
  • A Stunner: National Debt Interest Will Soon Exceed National Defense Spending

    12/27/2018 4:20:29 PM PST · by entropy12 · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 27, 2018 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Trump has harshly criticized the Federal Reserve in recent weeks for inching up the standard interest rate to guard against rising inflation and threatening the four percent economic growth rate the billionaire likes to brag about. Here’s another reason: The higher interest rates on your credit card balances and car loans also apply to the federal government’s borrowing. RECOMMENDED
  • Chinese scientists turn copper into ‘gold’

    12/22/2018 6:35:50 PM PST · by vannrox · 71 replies
    Blacklisted news from SMSP ^ | 22DEC18 | Editorial Staff
    A team of Chinese researchers have turned cheap copper into a new material “almost identical” to gold, according to a study published in peer-reviewed journal Science Advances on Saturday. The discovery will significantly reduce the use of rare, expensive metals in factories, said the authors. Professor Sun Jian and colleagues at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Liaoning, shot a copper target with a jet of hot, electrically charged argon gas. The fast-moving ionised particles blasted copper atoms off the target. The atoms cooled down and condensed on the surface of a collecting...
  • The Turkey Trap-Erdogan thinks he can blackmail Trump

    05/08/2017 7:19:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 8, 2017 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Turkish autocrat Recep Tayyip Erdogan is coming to Washington, DC, on May 16 loaded for bear.  He has an ambitious agenda and apparently feels he can achieve it all because he holds “trump” cards against the President of the United States. Erdogan and his proxies have publicly said they want to convince the United States to jettison its budding alliance with the Syrian Democratic Union (PYD) and its armed wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Kurdish group that has become the tip of the spear in the fight against ISIS in Syria. On this point, they will encounter resistance...
  • ISIS release pictures of their new gold coins they say will 'break capitalist enslavement'

    08/30/2015 5:50:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/30/15 | Tom Wyke
    ISIS release pictures of their new gold coins they say will 'break capitalist enslavement' - so why are they still paying their deranged gunmen in US dollars? ISIS have released a new hour long video, showing off their latest propaganda tool - their very own coin currency. The video, which includes a dreary and distorted history of world economics, shows the smelting of gold, silver and copper coins. Dramatised by clips from Hollywood war films, the film accuses the US of 'confiscating Americans real wealth through an executive decree' with the introduction of the Gold Reserve Act in 1934. Yet...
  • Venezuela really, really wants its $550 million of gold back (@ the Bank of England)

    12/08/2018 12:34:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Newstimes ^ | 12/07/18 | Will Martin
    Senior officials for the Venezuelan government have reportedly travelled to London for crunch talks with the Bank of England as they seek to repatriate more than $500 million of gold back to Caracas. **SNIP** Venezuela has in recent years been a major seller of gold, and this year alone it has sold about 26 tons, worth close to $900 million, to Turkey. In the past four years, Venezuela's gold reserves have decreased to about 175 tons from about 400 tons, Reuters reported, citing statistics from the country's central bank. Venezuela has been selling its sizeable gold reserves, built up under...
  • Polish Explorer Says He's Found Alleged Hitler Nuke Shelter

    09/11/2015 7:28:25 AM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 11, 2015
    A Polish explorer claims he has found massive underground structure in southwestern Poland that, he says, the Nazis built as a nuclear shelter for Hitler. Speaking on TVN24, Szpakowski said the structure was part of a system of railway tunnels and corridors that the Nazis were building during World War II around the city of Walbrzych. His conference was hosted by Walbrzych regional authorities.
  • A team has begun digging for the rumored Nazi ghost train

    08/16/2016 7:16:37 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 16 Aug 2016 | Amanda Macias
    Heavy machinery begins the search, the work of explorers hoping to find a legendary Nazi train laden with treasure and armaments in Walbrzych, Poland, on Tuesday Aug. 16, 2016.
  • Polish Army Swoops In on Nazi 'Gold Train' Site

    09/29/2015 4:46:38 PM PDT · by McGruff · 32 replies
    Newser ^ | Sep 29, 2015 | Jenn Gidman
    The world has been hearing about the Nazi gold train for weeks, and we may finally be getting closer to a confirmation or denial. The Polish army has converged upon the southwestern Poland site where the train could be located, with explosives, chemical, and radiation experts making sure there's no danger, especially since the train was rumored to have been booby-trapped, the AP reports. "Our goal is to check whether there's any hazardous material," a Polish colonel leading the search tells AFP. The military personnel are using ground-penetrating radar and mine detectors in their probe near Walbrzych, and the governor...
  • Can Trump bring down Maduro by cutting off his gold supply?

    11/16/2018 4:49:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The idea of the United States directly intervening in Venezuela via military force has been off the table from the beginning. (The Trump administration did send someone to take a meeting with some coup plotters at one point, but nothing came of it.) But might there be some other way we could help knock their dictator Nicolas Maduro off his perch and give the people of that nation an opening to take back their government? Maybe. Hitting their oil sales market through sanctions would be ineffective for two reasons. First, too many other nations would refuse to participate, particularly Russia...
  • THE ECONOMIST 2017 front cover just released.... DOOM!!!

    11/20/2016 2:13:01 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    https://ukshop.economist.com/products/the-world-in-2017?_ga=1.163472444.1228670650.1479661058