Feb 20

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- China Buys More Gold Than The World Produces (Forbes, Feb 19, 2015):

Welcome to the year 4713, the Year of the Ram, or the “goat” if you prefer.

The Chinese New Year, which kicks off today, is the largest and most widespread cultural event in mainland China, bringing with it massive consumer spending and gift-giving. During this week alone, an estimated 3.6 billion people in the China region travel by road, rail and air in the largest annual human migration. Continue reading »

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Feb 20

- India Lifts Ban On Bank Gold Imports: Gold Can Again Be Used As Loan Collateral (ZeroHedge, Feb 18, 2015):

One week ago we reported that central bank purchases of gold in 2014 were the second highest in the past 50 years, driven by purchases out of Iraq, Kazakhstan and – most of all – Russia, with no offsetting selling. But what about other more conventional sources of demand? Take jewelry, which while very strong in the beginning of the century, dropped off after the Great Financial Crisis, and then tumbled again after India imposed numerous restrictions on gold imports, which however merely forced the local population to find novel ways of smuggling gold into the country.

This is what the WGC had to say about gold jewelry demand in 2014. Continue reading »

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Feb 20

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- Why ZIRP/NIRP Is Killing Fractional Reserve Banking & Forcing Deposits Into Gold (ZeroHedge, Feb 18, 2015)

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Feb 17

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- The Greeks Are Running Towards Gold As A Safe Heaven As The Retail Demand Increases By 123% (Sprout Money, Feb 15, 2015):

But wait, we should have a look at the CBG’s statement that there was no demand increase. According to the official numbers from the Greek Central Bank, it sold almost 5,900 golden British Sovereigns in January whilst it sold a total of 7,857 coins in Q4 2014. If we would extrapolate the 5,849 coins in January, we would end up with a quarterly sales rate of 17,500 coins, or more than TWICE the sales for Q4 2014. That’s a 123% increase, but the central bank is stating it hasn’t seen a noticeable increase. Maybe their and our definitions of ‘noticeable’ are different, but if the demand for gold suddenly more than doubles, we wouldn’t really describe it as ‘no change’.

Gold-101

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Feb 10

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- Fearing Grexit, Greeks Turn To Gold Again (ZeroHedge, Feb 9, 2015):

It never fails: every time redenomination risks and the specter of the (New) Drachma rear its ugly heads, Greeks, like dutiful Austrian economists, realize that Neoliberal economics is nothing but a steaming pile of drivel that only works when everyone is “confident” and gets deeper in debt with a smile on their face while failing in every other instance, and decide that the time has come to convert their paper wealth into hard assets. It happened in 2010, in 2012, and now that Greece is on the verge of its third Grexit in the past 5 years, it is happening again.

As Bloomberg reports, “Greek demand for gold coins is rising as investors search for a safe haven from the country’s political turmoil, according to the U.K. Royal Mint.” Continue reading »

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Feb 01

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Greeks Turn to Gold on Bank Bail-in and Drachma Risks (ZeroHedge, Jan 31, 2015):

The Greek stock market is down over 36% year to date; the risk of global contagion in the event of a Greek exit is very real. Ordinarily such a crisis would require a massive coordinated effort from global stakeholders, perhaps directed by the IMF or some other pan-national financial body. But not in this case; the rhetoric is nationally-based and biased without unity of purpose across finance ministries. Recent official soundings from the UK and German governments saying that exposure to Greece is limited only underscores the depth of denial, ignorance and lack of consensus that exists within the euro area. A Greek exit from the euro would profoundly weaken the euro experiment and create a dangerous precedent for all future crises in the region. Continue reading »

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Feb 01

- When FDR made gold illegal to own for everyday people – At the point of a gun (A short video) (AgainstCronyCapitalism, Jan 29, 2015):

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FDR, the man who studied Mussolini, who birthed the current intrusive state, who started the drug war in earnest, who put Japanese Americans into concentration camps, who extended the Depression years longer than it needed to be and thereby contributed to the genesis of the Second World War, who tried to pack the Supreme Court, who gave away half of Europe to the Soviets at Yalta,  and who confiscated the gold – the real wealth – of the American people.

What a guy. And he still has his face on the dime.

Continue reading »

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Jan 31

- Did The Federal Reserve Make A Major Math Error When Reporting Its December Gold Withdrawals? (ZeroHedge, Jan 31, 2015):

According to the NY Fed, 177 tons of gold have been withdawn from its vault in 2014; according to foreign central banks, at least 207 tons of gold were withdrawn from the NY Fed in 2014.

Did a Fed intern make a very glaring math error or is something else going on?

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Jan 30

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- Gold & Silver Extend Losses – Biggest Drop Since 2013 (Zerohedge, Jan 29, 2015)

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Jan 30

- EARLY WARNING SIGNS (The Burning Platform, Jan 28, 2015):

EARLY WARNING SIGNS

We have to recognize that the era when central bank improvisation can be the world’s growth strategy is coming to an end.”

~ Larry Summers – Davos 2015

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Jan 29

- Zimbabwe’s Gold Mines On Verge Of Collapse Due To Low Bullion Prices (Zerohedge, Jan 28, 2015):

To say that Zimbabwe has not had much luck in its recent, post Robert Mugabe-goes-berserk, history with fiat money is putting it lightly. But did you know that with gold trading at prevailing depressed prices, driven over the past several years not by physical demand but by paper supply, Zimbabwe is about to have another “money” moment, only this time not with fiat but with real money. The reason: the same one why every so often we show the gold cost curve: because some miners simply can not continue operating if the “market” price of gold, with or without central bank and BIS intervention, is below their blended cost. Unfortunately for the south African country, the cost curve of the entire Zimbabwe gold mining industry is on the wrong side of the gold price line.

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Jan 27

Related info:

- Germany’s Bundesbank Resumes Gold Repatriation; Transfers 120 Tonnes Of Physical Gold From Paris And NY Fed

- Gold Held In NY Fed Vault Drops To Lowest In 21st Century After Biggest Monthly Withdrawal Since 2001


- The Mystery Deepens: Dutch Central Bank Denies Reports It Bought Gold For The First Time In 17 Years (ZeroHedge, Jan 27, 2015):

Overnight, there was much commotion in the precious metal space when, out of the blue, the IMF reported that months after announcing it had unexpectedly repatriated over 120 tons of gold from the NY Fed, the Netherlands had also purchased some 10 tons of gold in the open market, taking its total to 622 metric tons, the highest since 2007, a period in which it had been unchanged for 8 years.

This was promptly reported by both Reuters:

And Bloomberg:

The Netherlands added to its gold reserves for the first time since 1998 as the ninth-biggest holder boosted assets to the highest in seven years, while Russia bought for a ninth month, International Monetary Fund data show.

Bullion reserves in the Netherlands climbed to 20 million ounces or 622 metric tons in December, the highest since 2007, after being unchanged at 19.7 million ounces from December 2008 through November, the IMF’s website showed. Russia, with the fifth-biggest hoard, held 38.8 million ounces last month, the most in at least two decades, the data show. Continue reading »

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Jan 24

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- This Is What Gold Does In A Currency Crisis, Euro Edition (Dollar Collapse, Jan 22, 2015):

Yesterday the European Central Bank acknowledged that the currency it manages is being sucked into a deflationary vortex. It responded in the usual way with, in effect, a massive devaluation. Eurozone citizens have also responded predictably, by converting their unbacked, make-believe, soon-to-be-worth-a-lot-less paper money into something tangible. They’re bidding gold up dramatically.

So after falling hard in 2013 and treading water for most of 2014, the euro price of gold has gone parabolic in the space of a couple of months. This sudden rather than gradual awakening is the standard pattern for a currency crisis, mainly because it takes a long time for most people to figure out their government is clueless and/or lying. But once they do figure it out, they act quickly.

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Europe’s gold chart isn’t as dramatic as Russia’s (see it here) because Europe doesn’t depend on oil exports and the euro, while dropping versus the dollar, isn’t yet in free-fall. But with another trillion euros due to hit the market in the coming year, and a series of currency union-threatening political crises in the pipeline, the flight to safety could easily become a stampede.

Europe and Russia, meanwhile aren’t the only countries with incipient currency crises. Here’s gold in Canadian dollars: Continue reading »

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Jan 22

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Jan 21

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- Is This The Reason Why Gold Is Suddenly Surging? (ZeroHedge, Jan 20, 2015):

Total Gold ETF physical holdings rose 0.85% on Friday (following Thursday’s 0.78% rise) combining for the biggest 2-day rise since Nov 2011 (adding 843,000 ounces of gold in 2 days). Of course these moves came right after the SNB decision ands are the largest since the peg was announced in 2011. GLD – the largest gold ETF – saw holdings surge 1.9% on Friday, the biggest single-day surge in almost 5 years. Of course, once again this shows that only paper gold matters for price determination… physical is irrelevant (until of course, physical is all that matters).

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Jan 19

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- Germany’s Bundesbank Resumes Gold Repatriation; Transfers 120 Tonnes Of Physical Gold From Paris And NY Fed (ZeroHedge, Jan 19, 2015):

Three weeks ago, when looking at the latest NY Fed data of foreign gold held at the largest central bank gold vault in the world, we showed that in the month of November not only was a near record amount of gold withdrawn from the NY Fed, which at 42 tons was the single biggest monthly outflow at the NY Fed in over a decade…

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… but that though the end of November, all of the Netherlands’ 122 tons of gold withdrawals had been fully accounted for. This brought up an interesting question: Continue reading »

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Jan 16

Physical gold and silver (stored outside the banking system!) will protect your financial assets.

Even more important will be water, food, …, etc.

I want to add that I do not agree with experts, like Marc Faber, that recommend to store your gold in a vault in Singapore or Switzerland.

Related info:

- ‘This Will Be A Literal Collapse Of The Entire Global Monetary System’

- Marc Faber Redux: ‘I Don’t Trust Anyone … Hold Gold Outside The US’

- The Importance Of Owning Your Own Bullion And Storing It Outside The Banking System

- RED ALERT: World’s Biggest Gold Storage Company Dumps US Citizens

- Government Cracks Safe-Deposit Boxes

- US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HAS TOLD BANKS – IN WRITING – IT MAY INSPECT SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES WITHOUT WARRANT AND SEIZE ANY GOLD, SILVER, GUNS OR OTHER VALUABLES IT FINDS INSIDE THOSE BOXES!

- James G. Rickards of Omnis Inc.: Get Your Gold Out Of The Banking System


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- “If It’s Not A Hard Asset, It’s No Asset” (Project Chesapake, Jan 8, 2015):

There are many people that give you a list of things you should have if something bad suddenly happens. There is nothing wrong with that but many people never give much thought as to why those things are valuable during or after a crisis.

How many times has someone told you to hold physical stock certificates or treasuries in case the banks are shut down or keep your credit card paid up just in case you need to make emergency purchases? I’m guessing not very often. Why is that? In normal times it might be a smart thing to do but in a serious crisis that has the capacity to change society, those things become worthless.

Everyone has read the many stories about what would happen if the power grid were to go down. Basically everything that depends on electricity would stop working and become useless. Well, if the banking system were to shut down because of economic collapse, cyber attack or a grid down scenario, everything connected to the banking system would stop working as well. Continue reading »

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Jan 12

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- Crude Crash Erases Stocks’ “Catastrophe” Exuberance, Bonds & Bullion Surge (ZeroHedge, Jan 12, 2015)

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Jan 09

I’ve alread posted the video, but thought it makes sense to post this article.


We are NOT Charlie! #FalseFlag

- Charlie Hebdo False Flag Story Goes Viral (Veterans Today, Jan 8, 2015):

False Flag Weekly News just finished a special report on the Charlie Hebdo spectacular in Paris: Continue reading »

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Jan 09

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KEVIN BARRETT – Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. Dr. Barrett has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications. Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.

JIM FETZER – A former Marine Corps officer, Jim Fetzer has published widely on the theoretical foundations of scientific knowledge, computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and evolution and mentality. McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth, he has also conducted extensive research into the assassination of JFK, the events of 9/11, and the plane crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone. The founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, his latest books include The Evolution of Intelligence (2005), The 9/11 Conspiracy (2007), Render Unto Darwin (2007), and The Place of Probability in Science (2010).

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False Flag in France?

1) Political cartoonists killed in Paris
http://rt.com/news/220571-charb-cabu-wolinski-tignous/  Paris
“Charlie Hebdo” attack”: another Zionist false flag?

2) Paris “Charlie Hebdo” attack”: another Zionist false flag? http://truthjihad.blogspot.com/2015/01/paris-charlie-hebdo-attack-another.html

3) Mossad attacks Paris? http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2015/01/mossad-attacks-paris.html Continue reading »

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