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Gold Standard Returns!!!--Indiana State Senator Files Gold Money Bill!

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posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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If you want to learn about resources then this is not the place to do it. I recommend a site called The Oil Drum



But isn't oil also known as BLACK GOLD?




posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 10:41 AM
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Originally posted by donwhite
But isn't oil also known as BLACK GOLD?


Resources are land, water and energy. Without land it is tough to get the others. In order for money of any kind to work all of the participants must have faith. Faith in God? NO! Faith that their skills to work the system are better then the other guy. Gold is not land though it is found in the land. It is not water though it can be found in the water. It is not energy nor will it burn. So what is it? Cool to look at and is good in electronics and fillings.

Oil is a portable and easy to transport liquid that when burned correctly yields 140,000 BTU per gallon. Our entire economy is based on it and everything we have relies on it or the other fossil fuels both directly and indirectly. You may want to consider sites like The Oil Drum since they talk about our resources in great depth. Well by well analysis is used along with discussions and facts about alternate liquids and nuclear.



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 12:42 PM
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Resources are land, water and energy. Without land it is tough to get the others. In order for money of any kind to work all of the participants must have faith. Faith that their skills to work the system are better then the other guy. Gold is not land though it is found in the land. It is not water though it can be found in the water. It is not energy nor will it burn. So what is it? Cool to look at and is good in electronics and fillings.



I did not mean to be cute or trivial with your earlier post, Mr A/M. I had to go to lunch and did not have time to give a better reply. Sorry about that.

I know that my last couple of posts have drifted rather far from the topic of the Indiana state senator and his bill to make gold legal tender in Indiana. Since we know that is NOT realistic, it must have some other motive. It may be he wanted some national press attention. Maybe he is considering a run on the House seat in the district he lives in? Or maybe he is just a good Ron Paul devotee? In any case I put him down at worst as a joke or at best as a jokester.

All of which does not prevent the discussion about gold and silver as coins of the realm. It opens the opportunity to suggest that the US get OFF fiat money and go to specie backed currency. That is a legal possibility. However, if the ordinary man (or woman) knew that would mean his wages would be cut by a factor of 10 or more, that is, to about 10% of the current level, he would object unless his long term obligations were similarly reduced. The new SPECIE law would have to specify the holder of debt must accept the new coins at 10X their face value when applied to debt payments. You could pay your $100 electric bill with 1 of the new $10 silver coins.

See Exerts from US Con:
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3: “Congress shall have power . . To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states; Clause 5: To coin money, regulate the value thereof . . “

Section 10. Clause 1: “No state shall . . coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any . . law impairing the obligation of contracts . . “

This Constitutional prohibition against impairing contracts may need some inventive judicial interpretation! That’s the job of an activist Supreme Court!

[edit on 1/19/2009 by donwhite]



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 01:26 PM
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Oil is a portable and easy to transport liquid that when burned correctly yields 140,000 BTU per gallon. Our entire economy is based on it and everything we have relies on it or the other fossil fuels both directly and indirectly. You may want to consider sites like The Oil Drum since they talk about our resources in great depth. Well by well analysis is used along with discussions and facts about alternate liquids and nuclear.



The alarming thing about oil is how we have come to rely not only on it as a fuel for our American mobility and more, our way of life! So many products we use every day are packaged in petroleum derived containers and wrappings. Every plastic item is a product of a fossil fuel. The gas we use in our refrigeration system - replacing the earlier ammonia based cooling systems - are hydrocarbons make from fossil fuels. Much of our food is grown with pesticides, herbicides and insecticides based on oil. I don’t know if it is still done, but when I was posted to Keesler AFB in the 1950s, in the summer we sprayed a fine oil mixture into the air to keep down the mosquito populations. We are hooked on oil! As I posted above, every man, woman and child in America uses 3 gallons of crude oil EVERY day. I don't know how we are going to get OFF oil, but most likely it will be COLD TURKEY!


FYI Aside.
Notice the Judicial Article. It establishes the THIRD branch of our Government. Co-equal. That is why the Supreme Court can prohibit prayer in public schools but NOT prohibit the Article 1 Congress from opening each day with prayer, nor the Article 2 Executive branch from hiring chaplains to accompany the Armed Forces. And the Supreme Court may open with prayer too, I know not on that. I do know the SC Building was a stylized 2 tablets of the Ten Commandments on its wall.

I have copied the entire Article here. I did that to illustrate how little was put into the Constitution about how our legal system was to work. That is because everyone was satisfied with the system then in effect - in 1787. All 13 states were “common law” states. Only Louisiana is a Napoleonic Code state. There are no juries in the Napoleonic Code but because our constitution provides for jury trials in both civil and criminal cases, that part of the Louisiana law had to be modified. And it should also be noted that the new federal government had no criminal law code. The states were all organized along the lines of England. Trial courts, and an appeal court. OK, enough.


Article III

Section 1. The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.

Section 2. The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority; --to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls; --to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction; --to controversies to which the United States shall be a party; --to controversies between two or more states; --between citizens of different states; --between citizens of the same state claiming lands under grants of different states, and between a state, or the citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens or subjects.

In all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and those in which a state shall be party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.

The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the state where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any state, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Congress may by law have directed.

Section 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted. END.

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posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 05:12 PM
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Originally posted by ANNED
The big problem is there is not enough gold in the vaults in the US to back the deal. Great idea as it would need the mining of a lot of new gold. This would put a lot of my friends back to work. Since we have only mined 1/10 0f one % of the recoverable gold in the US this would also put a lot of people back to work mining gold. It would also raise the price of gold to more then $2000 a ounce. www.origsix.com...


sure there is.
They would have to revalue gold to its real value though like they did in the 30s. I wouldn't be so sure that wont happen again......



Now how or who can determine the REAL VALUE of gold? Over the past five years gold has been valued by the open market from $500 to $1,000 and was last at $843 yesterday. Are you anticipating some GIANT GOLD AUTHORITY will just say, "Gold is worth $10,000 per troy ounce."

But look at the last sentence of this synopsis of the bill introduced in the Indiana General Assembly.


Senate Bill 0453
2009 Regular Session

DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL

Use of gold by the state and local government.

Requires
the treasurer of state to designate one or more electronic gold currency payment providers to be a payment provider for the state and political subdivisions.

Requires
the treasurer of state and fiscal officers of political subdivisions to: (1) maintain one or more electronic gold currency accounts with a designated electronic gold currency payment provider; and (2) conduct all monetary transactions of the state or political subdivisions through electronic gold currency accounts.

Provides
that an electronic gold currency payment provider must use an electronic gold currency unit that constitutes a monetary unit of account and represents a claim of title to and ownership of a specifically defined, fixed weight of gold held by an independent specie vault.

Specifies
that a specie exchange with which an electronic gold currency payment provider associates must conduct the business of exchanging gold and silver coin, legal tender of the United States, and the electronic gold currency of the electronic gold currency payment provider.

Provides
that after December 31, 2009, the state and political subdivisions may not compel or require any person to recognize, receive, pay out, deliver, promise to pay, or otherwise use or employ anything but gold and silver coin (in that form or in the form of a designated electronic gold currency) as media of exchange with respect to certain payments.

Provides
that after December 31, 2009, a person receiving certain payments from the state or a political subdivision has the option of accepting payment in either legal tender of the United States or in electronic gold currency. Allows a person engaging in covered transactions to elect to receive or to pay a designated electronic gold currency instead of legal tender of the United States.

Provides
that if a person does not make a timely election, the medium of exchange for the transaction is legal tender of the United States.

Specifies
that if there is not sufficient gold in the state's or a political subdivision's accounts with electronic gold currency payment providers for the state or the political subdivision to make any payment in gold, the payment shall be made in legal tender of the United States.
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The key to success or failure
of this bill is how much the “electronic gold currency payment providers” will charge or be allowed to charge per transaction. ATM operators are charging $3 or $4 per transaction. We have learned the hard way there are NO Federal or state regulations on how much the ATM machine owners can charge you! Hey, that’s yet one more triumph of the Reagan Revolution! You're on your own and by yourself!

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posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 07:13 PM
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First, what happened to the public Gold stock between Dec '32' and March '33' ? Citizens were required by Executive Order (April 5, 1933), to surrender all of their Gold coin by May 1, 1933. In January of '34', after Roosevelt had devalued the dollar, there still remained 13.9MM ounces of Gold coin in 'circulation'. In other words, only 21.9% was ever surrendered.



First, I’d guess the drop in circulating gold coins from 27.6 m oz worth about $570 million dollars down to 17.8 m oz worth about $367 million, was because the COINS were taken out of circulation in anticipation of Roosevelt’s action taking the nation off the gold standard.

Remember FDR was not inaugurated until March 4, 1933. It was not doubt discussed during the election campaign that had just ended in November, 1932, one month before the December numbers.

Gold stock I take it means what I’d call bullion.

Now you have quoted the story saying Roosevelt DEVALUED the dollar and I disputed that. I have reflected on this and have come to the conclusion you are right and I am wrong. FDR did devalue the dollar. It took $35 to buy what formerly $20.67 would buy. That means the value of the FDR dollar was cut 69.3%. Sorry about that.

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posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 08:02 PM
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Originally posted by donwhite


Now how or who can determine the REAL VALUE of gold? Over the past five years gold has been valued by the open market from $500 to $1,000 and was last at $843 yesterday. Are you anticipating some GIANT GOLD AUTHORITY will just say, "Gold is worth $10,000 per troy ounce."

But look at the last sentence of this synopsis of the bill introduced in the Indiana General Assembly.



If you want to call it the open market. Ill call it the manipulation market. You summed it up we have $20 billion in gold in our vaults and we have $60 trillion dollars in debt.

We have a monetary base that looks like this...




and we have a FED balance sheet that looks like this...

www.federalreserve.gov...

and your telling me that silver should only be at $11 and gold at $800? This is what they were priced in 1980. Gold should indeed be at $10,000 oz. but has been manipulated by the FED so the face of inflation doesnt appear to exist. Even now when silver and gold is in short demand and going WELL above spot prices on the true open market the paper market values will not adjust. This wreaks of manipulation. There is no free market in PMs.

Now to the revaluing of gold why is that out of the realm of possibility? We did it in 1933 why couldnt we do it again? What makes you so sure it wont happen again?



posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 08:02 PM
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does anyone know if this article is true davianletter.com...

Thanks for your insight. Scary stuff Uncle Sam can pull.



posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 04:13 PM
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I was thinking about whole this gold and flat money subject and I could find some story. Imagine the crazy king who believe in a strange god, named… let it be… Gugabuga (just kidding but please keep reading). One day the king eat to much before went to sleep and had a bad dream. Gugabuga come to him and said
-I will make you people die because of starvation, I will destroy all of your plantation of food. However you can save your nation if you give me steel balls.
- What da fu@#? – answered king to the god – What steel balls.
- A big on, and I want plenty of that – said god – You will build a great fortress and put all steel balls inside. You will protect them because that are all mine.
- Ok, no problem but please don’t let my people die.
The next day king weak up and ordered as the god said to him in his deem.
The great fortress was build and king starts collecting whole iron from his people to make a steel balls as gift to his god. He feel in the magazines of the fortress to the half and start producing new steel balls. Whole production of the steel was taken to make angry god be happy.
Next year the food production was as always good, probably because god was happy. The next two years was although abundance in the country but the next five years was much worse because of blacksmiths have to make more steel balls instead repairing the tools needed in agriculture but king ordered to make more balls instead of tools to make the god happy one more. He was surprised that it doesn’t help. He send one of his young servant to the fortress for the inspection if the steel collected there is safe. The man went there but when he entered the fortress and saw all this tons of steel which could be so useful to his nation he lost his faith in god and his king.

If there is any gold collected in For Knox by some crazy king that would be a pity. This who have own brain and are protecting that place have probably wondering if keeping that gold in that fort is some kind of crazy religion. Because there is one important truth in that world. Anything which is not used have no value and the same is with gold in federal treasure. The only thing you can do with that gold is looking as it lie and eventually wipe the dust off from the shiny surface. But in the same time the prize of the gold which is very valuable stock for electronic industry cause you have to pay twice as much for any electronic device and slowing the progress in technology.
Do you really believe that even if every single dollar have its value in gold the government would made a gold coins and exchange it for that paper trash? There is no such possibility in modern world to operate such currency. It would be unbelievable operation which doesn’t succeed. The value of the money no matter what is made of is only that you believe in that value. There is no other way. Paradoxical keeping gold in some store-room is just wasting of money and people who are watching it have to feel like they have the dumbest work in the globe. You can’t keep the value, you have to keep making that value over and over again.




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posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by tjeffersonsghost

Originally posted by donwhite


Now how or who can determine the REAL VALUE of gold? Over the past five years gold has been valued by the open market from $500 to $1,000 and was last at $843 yesterday. Are you anticipating some GIANT GOLD AUTHORITY will just say, "Gold is worth $10,000 per troy ounce."

But look at the last sentence of this synopsis of the bill introduced in the Indiana General Assembly.



If you want to call it the open market. Ill call it the manipulation market. You summed it up we have $20 billion in gold in our vaults and we have $60 trillion dollars in debt.

We have a monetary base that looks like this...




and we have a FED balance sheet that looks like this...

www.federalreserve.gov...

and your telling me that silver should only be at $11 and gold at $800? This is what they were priced in 1980. Gold should indeed be at $10,000 oz. but has been manipulated by the FED so the face of inflation doesnt appear to exist. Even now when silver and gold is in short demand and going WELL above spot prices on the true open market the paper market values will not adjust. This wreaks of manipulation. There is no free market in PMs.

Now to the revaluing of gold why is that out of the realm of possibility? We did it in 1933 why couldnt we do it again? What makes you so sure it wont happen again?


those charts are misleading and the FED WISHES people would be concerned about inflation (and spend spend spend) and not save.....because their true fear is DEFLATION

the first chart is misleading because it includes the adjusted monetary base AND excess reserves held at the fed.......the spike is because more banks are holding dollars at fed because the fed in OCT offered to pay 1% interest on those deposite which is ABOVE the fed funds rate and offers a free accumulation of revenue....also the fed has decided to hold more banks toxic assets in return for treasury bills and this is reflected (i believe in your charts)

here is a good link www.safehaven.com...

john mauldin says to look at a chart for Money at Zero Maturity for a better rate of money growth....as well as velocity of money . i would believe


i also don't think that inflation needs to increase much to send gold higher.....just a flight out of Treasury (dept) i.e , notes, bills, Bonds (determined by time to maturity 3M, 10 Y , 30Y ) and into gold.

also Jim willie thinks there is a good chance of a ONE TIME (overnite) 20-30% devaluation in the dollar .....perhaps banks privvy to this info (JP morgan , BOA, goldman) would make some visible moves prior to this announcement OBE1?



posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 10:57 PM
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Well I would like to correct some miss information:

1.) Not all two dollar bills are interest free money, just those old ones with "Montichello" (Thomas Jefferson's home) on the back that say "United States Note" on the front and have a RED seal. The 1976 Bicentenial $2 bills with Trumbul's "Signing of The Declaration of Independance" on the back and "Federal Reserve Note" and a GREEN seal on the front still cost the government interest.

2.) The 1933(?) change in the price of gold from $20 an Oz to $35 an Oz ($1 a gram) was not a recognition of the real value of gold!! It was a legislative devaluation of the American Dollar!!!!!!!! Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. Those that tell you such things are either FOOLS, CROOKS, TRAITORS, or just plain IGNORANT.D



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 01:37 AM
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Originally posted by cpdaman
....also Jim willie thinks there is a good chance of a ONE TIME (overnite) 20-30% devaluation in the dollar .....perhaps banks privvy to this info (JP morgan , BOA, goldman) would make some visible moves prior to this announcement....


Hi CP.

I'm not sure if you mean JW is predicting a dollar collapse, or an official devaluation against major fiat'. An "official" devaluation would assume a cost of living wage increase, and possibly the issuance of a "new" currency. I believe those are still remote possibilities, but we could say that every major move up in US dollar denominated Gold represents a de facto devaluation of Uncle Buck. Same holds true for other major currencies...Gold rising in Sterling, Euro, AUD, Franc...et al.

Visible Moves:

In a perfect world, LBMA Bullion Banks, unofficial agents of the Treasury/Fed would go net long...discontinue their ruse of running the stops at every technical resistance point...covering for profit.

Large producer; Barrick Gold, is an admitted "agent" for the Federal Reserve Bank in the Gold price suppression game. Before Gold is allowed to run in dramatic fashion, I would expect to see Barrick cover more of their 9.5 million oz forward sales contracts...representing a mark to market liability (loss) of approx $5 billion @ today's spot price
but de-hedging by the majors is actually declining last I read 08.

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*Official U. S. Government Gold price = $42.222 oz

If you click tjeffersonsghost' link to the Fed balance sheet above, under the entry; Gold Stock, you will find an asset amounting to $11,041,000,000...the entire US Gold stock of 261MM ounces valued at the official rate of $42.222 oz. Yes, the Fed holds a claim on all of "our" Gold in the form of US Gold Certificates issued by "our" Treasury. As a US citizen, did you realize that "your" Gold is an asset of the Federal Reserve Bank?

Edit: Just read at Jesse' that JPM and HSBC hold "approximately 98% of all gold derivatives in the world."

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Barrick Gold was the largest dehedger in the period under review, converting 1.0 Moz of fixed price contracts into floating price contracts.

Global hedging has fallen 10.3 Moz in the first nine months of 2008, but it is likely that full year dehedging will still be in our forecast range of 10-12 Moz as Q4 08 dehedging should slow sharply. In 2009 this slowdown will continue, as AngloGold Ashanti will have finished their dehedging programme, and together with Barrick they account for all but 4-5 Moz of global hedging. Nevertheless we expect further modest dehedging, with perhaps 1 Moz a quarter. However it is almost impossible to predict turning points, and the possibility of both much higher and much lower dehedging - or even an increase in hedging, cannot be discounted.

A 5% decline in the gold price, and the continuing reduction in the size of the hedge book, improved the mark-to-market valuation of the global book to negative $7.6bn, $1.8bn better than a revised negative $9.4bn at the end of Q2 08.

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I look for any sign of intensified de-hedging by "insider" Barrick as a signal that the cartel is preparing for Gold well above $1000.

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posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 12:03 PM
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Deflation needs to happen to get our economy in balance. In a free market world yes deflation would be the problem or should I say the solution to the problem but the FED and our government is not allowing it to happen. They are trying to paper over all of the previous leveraged wealth by keeping the printers on 24/7. This is not deflation my friend this is inflation. We need to be allowing banks to go under and we need to allow bankruptcies so this bad debt can be liquidated. Is it deflationary yes it is but its what needs to happen because of this HUGE credit bubble and deficit spending by the criminals in Washington. I tell you what Ill stick with my inflation bet and Ill hold on to all my physical silver I have. If inflation isnt the issue then buying bonds should be your thing or shorting gold. I wouldnt recommend doing either.



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by cpdaman
those charts are misleading and the FED WISHES people would be concerned about inflation (and spend spend spend) and not save.....because their true fear is DEFLATION


While we often stand cheek to jowl CP, I'm not sure I agree with that statement. Jawboning moderate inflation has been an active Fed strategy for the past year or so...integral to shoring-up treasuries...while printing like there's no tomorrow. Mucho deficit spending on the horizon...and it appears the long bond is beginning to react.

Remember BB' statement in London just over a week ago?


Exit Strategy

"At this point, with global economic activity weak and commodity prices at low levels, we see little risk of inflation in the near term; indeed, we expect inflation to continue to moderate."

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posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 11:35 AM
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James Turk has some experience dealing with the constitutionality issues surrounding Gold and Silver as currency. He comments on the legality of both the Indiana bill...and the New Hampshire bill: Restoring Sound Money in America

For those that don't support the Gold price manipulation theory, watch the price action as we move into tomorrow's options expiry. There is a boatload of calls at $900. It will be in the interest of the market ptb to keep those contracts from expiring in the money. If the take-down attempt fails to close Gold below $900......very bullish signal.

Edit: Futures options expiry was actually today, and the All Powerful Cartel Options Writers got their break below $900.

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posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 01:35 PM
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Originally posted by OBE1
James Turk has some experience dealing with the constitutionality issues surrounding Gold and Silver as currency. He comments on the legality of both the Indiana bill...and the New Hampshire bill: Restoring Sound Money in America

For those that don't support the Gold price manipulation theory, watch the price action as we move into tomorrow's options expiry. There is a boatload of calls at $900. It will be in the interest of the market ptb to keep those contracts from expiring in the money. If the take-down attempt fails to close Gold below $900......very bullish signal.


That right there is a great article and I actually learned something. I too never understood what it meant by "regulate the value thereof." If Indiana or New Hampshire does indeed pass the law I am moving there and I do 100% mean this. I have house here in Florida and land in Iowa I was going to build on but I will sell them both and move there (preferably New Hampshire). Thanks for the article.



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 01:39 PM
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For one thing, it'll be voted down because with the economy being in the state it's in, nobody is going to waste their hard-earned money on gold.

For another this is not the gold standard. The gold standard was essentially a very contrived way of making the US dollar the best currency on the international market for imports in the 1920s and early 1930s in some countries.



posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 09:03 PM
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So, buying gold, silver, and precious metals is truly one of the few ways you can immunize yourself from the coming inflationary confiscation of wealth. Owning physical gold and silver and keeping it safely in your possession is a good idea! If you can’t get gold, buy silver, platinum, palladium, etc., all in physical form. While you still can, think about moving into physical form any gold in ETFs you have; you won’t be sorry you did!



I see nothing new here. It's always been this way. In bad times you buy gold, in good times you don't. Or you sell what you bought in bad times. It is a measure of or reflection of CONFIDENCE or FAITH in the paper money.

The problem is gold (or anything material) cannot multiply itself. Paper money in a properly managed ecnomy can. Not in a FREE MARKET economy as surely you have all now learend and learned well.

Good by Ronnie, you did us in!

No money lost under pro government REGULATING Dems; trillions lost under NO regs anti government Republicans. And that's a fact.



posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 11:36 PM
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Further back in this thread I mentioned that I try to stay abreast of any news regarding Barrick Gold' hedge book. Every move to close-down (reduce) this 9.5MM oz obligation is a positive for the POG.

Floated in the news yesterday:


Gold's biggest name in the spotlight
Wednesday , 25 Feb 2009

Is Barrick, the world's biggest gold miner by value and production, preparing for a bought deal of up to USD 3bn?

Barrick could be good for a raising of up to USD 3bn. This would free up its balance sheet, allow it to chip away at its hedge book, and provide it with greater flexibility for further possible acquisitions.

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This bought deal financing has the potential to remove $3BB worth of Gold from the market, and send it back into Fed deep storage from whence it came.


When this correction bottoms (if 930 doesn't hold, then 880), watch for Barrick to begin taking delivery on existing futures contracts.

Also from yesterday....

Gold-backed security set for Dubai roll out *

*Positive from the supply side...but ony if this ETF is actually wharehousing physical Gold...as opposed to OTC derivatives.

Ya never know for sure.






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