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  • Convicted gold scammer Larry Bates sentenced to 21 years in Federal Prison.

    09/17/2017 10:27:56 PM PDT · by Monterrosa-24 · 17 replies
    CoinWeek ^ | 13 Sept 2017 | Hubert Walker
    On Thursday, September 7, the Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, Lawrence J. Laurenzi, announced the federal sentences given to Larry Bates and three other members of his family for their convictions in a gold and silver Ponzi scheme that defrauded customers from around the country of over $26 million USD in unfulfilled orders. Sentencing had been delayed due to legal motions filed by the defense. After a five-week-long trial in May of this year, former Tennessee state representative and Christian talk radio host Larry Bates was convicted of the 46 counts of mail and wire...
  • Venezuela Stops Accepting Dollars; The Beginning of the Collapse of the Dollar as Reserve Currency?

    09/14/2017 9:33:08 AM PDT · by PPSman · 47 replies
    EconomicPolicyjournal.com ^ | September 14, 2017 | Robert Wenzel
    In retrospect, this could be the most important economic event of 2017. The oil-rich country of Venezuela has stopped accepting the U.S. Dollar as payment for oil. Last week President Maduro warned that the country would this week ‘free’ itself from the US dollar. “Venezuela is going to implement a new system of international payments and will create a basket of currencies to free us from the dollar.” Yesterday Venezuela temporarily suspended the sale of U.S. dollars through its Dicom auction system. This (and other moves) was in response to U.S. sanctions put in place by the Trump administration.
  • China sees new world order with oil benchmark backed by gold

    09/05/2017 7:37:59 PM PDT · by bkopto · 44 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | 9/1/2017 | Damon Evans
    China is expected shortly to launch a crude oil futures contract priced in yuan and convertible into gold in what analysts say could be a game-changer for the industry. The contract could become the most important Asia-based crude oil benchmark, given that China is the world's biggest oil importer. Crude oil is usually priced in relation to Brent or West Texas Intermediate futures, both denominated in U.S. dollars. China's move will allow exporters such as Russia and Iran to circumvent U.S. sanctions by trading in yuan. To further entice trade, China says the yuan will be fully convertible into gold...
  • China Begins To Reset The World’s Reserve Currency System

    09/04/2017 9:54:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Investing ^ | 09/04/17 | David I. Kranzler
    It’s a strategic move swapping oil for gold, rather than for U.S. Treasuries, which can be printed out of thin air. – Grant Williams A report released by the Nikkei Asian Review indicates that China is prepared to release a yuan-denominated oil futures contract that is convertible (backed by) physical gold. The contract will enable China’s largest oil suppliers to settle oil sales in yuan, rather than in dollars, and then convert the yuan into gold on exchanges in Hong Kong and Shanghai. This is a significant step in removing the global reserve currency status of the dollar and resetting...
  • Will Gold's Safe-haven Rally Stick As Gold Blows Through $1,300?

    08/29/2017 1:48:08 PM PDT · by Mr Apple · 66 replies
    Kitco News ^ | August 29, 2017 | Frank Holmes
    Gold prices were trading at the highest level in almost a year on Tuesday as investors flocked to the safe haven on heightened tensions between North Korea and Japan. Trading solidly above the key psychological level of $1,300 on the news of a North Korea missile launch over Japan's airspace...
  • World Markets On Edge After North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan

    08/29/2017 9:01:42 AM PDT · by Mr Apple · 12 replies
    Kitco News ^ | August 20, 2017 | JIM WYCKOFF
    (Kitco News) – News that North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan has rattled world markets. Global stock indexes are lower and safe-haven assets like gold and U.S. Treasuries are higher. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward lower openings when the New York day session begins. Gold prices hit an 11-month high overnight, as a combination of safe-haven demand and technical buying are boosting the yellow metal.
  • Mnuchin’s Pre-Fort Knox Quip: ‘I Assume the Gold Is Still There’

    08/21/2017 12:46:10 PM PDT · by ARGLOCKGUY · 19 replies
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will check out the nation’s gold stash when he pays a rare official visit to Fort Knox on Monday -- while keeping an open mind for future film projects. “I assume the gold is still there,” the former Hollywood producer joked to an audience in Louisville, Kentucky, 40 miles (64 km) north of the U.S. Bullion Depository. “It would really be quite a movie if we walked in and there was no gold.” Fort Knox has been seared into the public imagination since the 1964 James Bond movie “Goldfinger,” in which the British spy, played...
  • Sales of gold bars rising amid rising tension on peninsula [S. Korea]

    08/12/2017 9:19:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 2017-08-13
    Sales of gold bars rising amid rising tension on peninsula Sales of gold bars, regarded as a safe haven for investors, are increasing in South Korea amid escalating tension with North Korea, industry sources said Saturday. The Korea Gold Exchange, a local trader, said the average daily sales of 100-gram gold bars reached 250 units since Wednesday, rising sharply from 50 units on average. Industry watchers said the demand for smaller gold bars is increasing as they are easier to carry compared to kilo-level products. A 10-gram gold bar is currently trading at around 550,000 won ($480), the trader added....
  • The Fed Has 6,200 Tons of Gold in a Manhattan Basement—Or Does It?

    08/10/2017 2:34:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    www.wsj.com ^ | Aug. 10, 2017 12:30 p.m. ET | By Katy Burne
    Eighty feet below the streets of lower Manhattan, a Federal Reserve vault protected by armed guards contains about 6,200 tons of gold. Or doesn’t. The Fed tells visitors its basement vault holds the world’s biggest official gold stash and values it at $240 billion to $260 billion. But “no one at all can be sure the gold is really there except Fed employees with access,” said Ronan Manly, a precious-metals analyst at gold dealer BullionStar in Singapore. If it is all there, he said, the central bank has “never in its history provided any proof.” Mr. Manly is among gold...
  • Debunking the EPA’s Fake Accounts of the Gold King Mine Disaster

    07/27/2017 5:56:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 26, 2017 | Rob Gordon
    After almost two years, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General released its report on the Gold King Mine disaster that dumped over a million pounds of metals into the Animas River, turning dozens of miles of the river orange. While inspectors general are tasked with finding out the truth and holding agencies accountable, this recently released report sheds no more light on the disaster than previous misleading reports. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has inherited not only an environmental mess, but also the mess created by an agency more interested in its narrow self-interests than truth. Pruitt now has...
  • China becomes world’s top buyer of Australian gold

    07/21/2017 6:23:20 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 3 replies
    China is now the world’s biggest importer of Australian gold, as 77 percent were exported to China during the first quarter of 2017, according to Resources and Energy Quarterly released by Australian Government. Australia exported 57.6-metric-tons of gold to the Chinese mainland and the special administrative region of Hong Kong in the first quarter of the year, a 54.4 percent year-on-year growth compared to last year. Data shows that China’s demand for Australian gold has been increasing over the past years, reaching a new high in 2017. China’s top exporters of gold are Australia and the U.S. Hong Kong and...
  • Suspected Gold Robbers Arrested in Germans [sic]

    07/12/2017 8:50:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Heavily-armed masked police arrested the suspects, one wearing a hood over his head, in Berlin's Neukoelln neighborhood. Another nine people are being questioned in the case. All suspects are related to one another and aged between 18 and 20, police said. The raids of 13 different buildings lasted several hours, but the gold coin was not recovered. "We assume that the coin was partially or completely sold," Carsten Pfohl of the Berlin state criminal office told reporters at a press conference. He added that police also confiscated clothes and cars to comb for traces of gold. The Canadian "Big Maple...
  • Colombia works to salvage Spanish treasure ship loaded with estimated $1 billion in gold, jewels

    07/06/2017 10:47:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 6, 2017
    Colombia is making progress in salvaging the San Jose, a centuries-old Spanish ship believed to be carrying $1 billion worth of gold, silver and gems, the country's president said Wednesday. The ship, which sank in 1708, was found in 2015 by the Colombian navy and the country’s archaeology institute near the port of Cartegena. The San Jose's manifest showed it was carrying jewels and coins worth an estimated $1 billion, but analysts say the crew may have smuggled extra loot on board, National Geographic reported. “All this precious cargo was taken away from the indigenous people” of the Americas, Charles...
  • Remember? 3/30/17: Russia Preps for Split With Global Banking Cartel by Dumping US Dollar for Gold

    06/29/2017 9:27:00 AM PDT · by johnk · 24 replies
    thefreethoughtproject.com ^ | March 30, 2017 | By Claire Bernish
    ... As relations with the West continue to deteriorate — and the potential for crushing sanctions remains tangible — President Vladimir Putin has begun preparing to release Russia from the crushing grip of the international banking system completely, by moving to a nationalist model based and conducting transactions with allies in gold. In short, Russia has plans to abandon central banks and the dollar — if, indeed, shit hits the fan. Russia isn’t alone — the move away from the much-maligned, Western-centric international banking cartels toward a system less dependent on massive banks comprises a new plan for BRICS nations...
  • Laughter is Good

    06/29/2017 3:33:00 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    various | 6/29/2017 | self
    TEN (10) THINGS I KNOW ABOUT YOU 1) You are reading this. 2) You are human. 3) You can't say the letter ''P'' without separating your lips. 4) You just attempted to do it. 6) You are laughing at yourself. 7) You have a smile on your face and you skipped No. 5. 8) You just checked to see if there is a No. 5. 9) You laugh at this because you are a fun loving person & everyone does it too. 10) You are probably going to send this to see who else falls for it. "Do not regret...
  • How To Predict The Next Zot? Bash America.

    06/01/2017 1:01:00 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 11 replies
    Poletical ^ | June 1st, 2017 | Poletical
    Venezuela. Syria. Russia. Iran. Libya. Iraq. Afghanistan. Saudi Arabia. Israel. All of these countries have one thing in common. They're all a part of a global war being waged by the United States. To some, the war is one of nation building and global dominance, to others it's a life or death battle for the greater good. On the global chessboard, there are three major players. The United States, Russia and China. All of the other players are nothing more than pawns. This game has been playing out for decades, but it can only have one winner. To better understand...
  • 1 Bitcoin Equals 2251.00 US Dollars

    1 Bitcoin equals 2251.00 U.S. dollars, and 1 ounce of Gold is 1.260.85 U.S. dollars.  https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=bitcoin+price&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 and http://goldprice.org/live-gold-price.html   How is that bit coin is more valuable than gold?
  • Idaho Ends income Tax on Precious Metals, Arizona is Up Next

    05/14/2017 7:19:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Market Slant ^ | 14 May 2017
    In a first and significant step towards the remonetization of Gold and Silver, Idaho voted tonight to remove income tax on precious metals. This is the first step in what will likely be a cascade of other states following suit. Last week we discussed here the Arizona Senate Finance and Rules Committees' calling out the Fed on Gold Taxation by considering legislation (HB 2014) officially defining gold, silver, and other precious metals as legal tender. The bill also exempts transactions in precious metals from state capital gains taxes, thus ensuring that people are not punished by the taxman for rejecting...
  • Who Stashed Gold Inside A British Piano? It's A Mystery

    04/23/2017 8:57:01 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    News Times ^ | 4-21-2017 | (Richard Vernalls/PA via AP)
    LONDON (AP) — British officials say they've been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a "life-changing" amount of money. The school that owns the piano and the tuner who found the gold are now in line for a windfall after a coroner investigating the find declared it treasure. But a couple who owned the piano for three decades before donating it to their local school will likely miss out. Coroner John Ellery said Thursday that, despite a thorough investigation and a public appeal for information, "we simply...
  • Tank collector shocked to find £2million gold bullion {trunc}

    04/10/2017 4:24:25 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 35 replies
    The Sun, UK ^ | April 10, 2017 | Tess de la Mare and Rob Perkins
    Full Title: Tank collector shocked to find £2million gold bullion hidden in the fuel compartment of his £30,000 vehicle A TANK fanatic got a new model in a £30,000 trade-in — and found more than £2million of gold bullion hidden in the fuel tank. Nick Mead, 55, discovered the five gold bars in the Russian T54/69 while restoring it to add to his collection of 150 military vehicles. He and mechanic Todd Chamberlain were filming themselves prising open the diesel tank in case they found munitions and needed to show it to bomb disposal crews. Instead, they pulled out the...