posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 04:14 AM
Gold....ahhh now I remember....Saudi's sand may not be great for agriculture, but when currency dropped it's backing with the gold standard, crude,
texas tea, black gold...all the fixin's of a great thanksgiving century.
Wasn't there a time in the not-so-distant past that Arabia purchased plenty gold then later, when it's value deflated, sold it back at a generous
I may not recall the decision to take gold away, for I was not yet even a glint of a sparkle in my folks eyes, but, I do recall a story of my
grandmother so fearful, that during the second of the 20th century world wars, when shortwave was deemed criminal, she went as far as to have it
removed from her nice antique Zenith radio. My disappointment came when my Dad told me how they had run an arial that underground went beyond the
property, under the road, and into a field, some 200+ feet as well as a description of the mammouth above ground portion of the antenna. And about
all of the radio station from the US mainland as well as over seas that could be dialed in.
My point is, Gold will fluxuate (pricewise) as long as it sustains it's somewhat eternal structure, virtually unalterable by heat, even though one
of the heaviest substances known, it's atomic element (#79) melting point of 1094.4 C. being malleable enough that it is typically hardened by
alloying other metals to maintain shapes when cast into precious coins and trinkets. It's captivating metallic yellow color, does seem soothing as it
touches skin, or feels so smooth and comfortable as an inlay or crown as the tongue rolls of it's pleasant seduction.
I believe that it is more desired by the effect it has when handled, in pretty much any form, rather than the fact that it retains it's appearance,
tarnishlessness, and purity, and may be melted and shaped indefinitely.
King Tut must've had quite the stash looking at the usage for his burial, and I doubt even if he were living today that he would sell no matter the
value or lack thereof.
I was contemplating hoarding some of this metal, but I decided to purchase silver and seed instead. Silver may not match gold cent for cent in any
wildest dreams, but as a medium of exchange, it will suffice while others nibble at their nuggets, coins and bars, I plan on using the spoils of my
labors to barter nutritious vegetables, fruits and herbs for that heavy gold being packed around for me now. And for ammunition should I run low.
When the infested carcass bones are looking like a 5 course meal, you can look me up at Somewhere, Planet Earth.
I'll be waiting.