Gold Rush 21 (Documentary)

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posted on May, 15 2010 @ 04:28 PM
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And wow, I was stumbling through that last link from GATA and got linked to this special place:
Solari.com: Solari Special Report - GLD and SLV: Disclosure in the Precious Metals Puzzle Palace
By Catherine Austin Fitts and Carolyn Bett


It appears to be a walkthrough of what is going down. A very professional website...

PREFACE

This article was inspired by a conversation in January 2010 with fellow directors of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee: Chairman Bill Murphy, Secretary/Treasurer Chris Powell, and Directors Adrian Douglas and Ed Steer. In speaking about the growing role of the exchange traded funds in the precious metals market, it was clear that the disclosure that the precious metals ETFs described below were providing to investors was inadequate. However, was there a material omission under securities law? I found the issues complex. Understanding the commodities markets can seem daunting to someone like myself with a securities background. Meanwhile, the securities markets and related legal and regulatory issues can be unfamiliar to those with a background in commodities. I decided to ask my attorney to help me gather the relevant information into one document to make it easier for GATA supporters and other interested parties—whether from the commodities or securities markets—to examine these issues and to better understand and price these securities.


I wish I had more time to study these things, and that I was an expert in this area... then perhaps I would know what to do with all this information better...


Not that many have been visiting this thread anyways...





posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 03:09 PM
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Another thread documenting the unravelling:

Mysterious 380 tonne gold swap = secret bailout?!

Telegraph story here



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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Recent GATA post:
Tinfoil Hats are earned just by questioning central banks

The enormity and mystery of the gold swaps recently undertaken by the Bank for International Settlements without any announcement seem to have shaken some ordinarily respectable and respectful observers into doubt.

For example, for years GATA has been trying without success to get the attention of The Telegraph in Britain. But without any prompting on Sunday the newspaper quoted GATA's Adrian Douglas about the BIS gold swaps:

www.gata.org...

"Gold is stronger this morning, and it is stronger in non-US-dollar terms than it is in dollar terms. As we write, gold is trading E960, having traded ever-so-shortly to E935 at one point last week. The trend in both terms -- US dollars or EURs -- remains upward, and for now so long as spot gold remains above $1,180 and above E935 we shall remain bullish.

"Again, we are not gold bugs here at The Gartman Letter. We do not believe that the world is coming to an end. We do not believe that depression lies ahead. We do not believe in black helicopters, nor in the Bilderbergs, nor in other strange conspiracies that the real gold bugs of the world believe in.

"However, following the recent BIS gold swaps and try as we might to follow the logic of those swaps through to the end, we find ourselves wondering: Might GATA have been right all along? Might it be possible that some large gold dealer or bank or international entity has made itself short of gold and finds that covering that position is harder than it had thought?

"Then we shake our head and say, 'Nah, it can't be.' But can it?"

The people in GATA aren't gold bugs as much as free-market bugs. We don't believe that the world is coming to an end, nor in black helicopters. We haven't pursued the Bilderbergs or any "strange conspiracies." Rather, we have tried to pursue public policy and the evidence that what was once done openly by governments -- the suppression of the price of gold -- lately has been undertaken surreptitiously, central banking generally and the Bank for International Settlements particularly operating so surreptitiously. We have discovered and publicized many official records of this surreptitious price suppression.

To question the surreptitious actions of central banks it is not necessary to expect the end of the world, nor to become obsessed with black helicopters or the Bilderbergs, nor even to believe in returning the world financial system to a gold standard.

Rather, it is necessary only to want to know what is, in the belief that the valuation of all the capital, labor, goods, and services in the world is a matter of public interest that should be determined a little more openly and democratically than is now the case under central banking.

For many years such curiosity has earned GATA tinfoil hat after tinfoil hat. If, as it is starting to seem, Gartman wants one too, all he has to do is keeping asking -- not us but the central banks.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 03:39 PM
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And a post by the man who is quoted in the Telegraph article:

Adrian Douglas: Price suppression follows inevitably from fractional-reserve gold banking



By Adrian Douglas
Sunday, July 11, 2010

For 11 years the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee has been amassing evidence that the prices of gold and silver are suppressed. The mechanisms by which this is achieved are complex and multi-faceted. Attempting to convince industry insiders and investors that such an intricate price suppression scheme is not only active but has been active for more than 15 years meets a lot of resistance.

In this article I am taking a different approach; I am going to find some common ground between what GATA says and what its critics say. I am going to define some facts about the gold market that are practically undisputed and show that those facts lead unequivocally to a conclusion that the gold price is suppressed. Given that these conclusions are based upon facts on which everyone agrees, then everyone should agree that the gold market is suppressed.

What everyone can agree upon is that through unallocated bullion accounts, gold certificates, and pooled accounts the bullion banks and gold brokers are operating a "fractional reserve" operation. This means that dealers who undertake to sell and store bullion for their customers on an "unallocated" basis can sell a lot more bullion than they actually have. Many investors will buy and sell their bullion without ever seeing it. This allows the dealers to keep in their vaults only enough bullion to meet the demands of the small percentage of investors who demand physical delivery.

... Dispatch continues below ...



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 03:45 PM
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Originally posted by beebs

So the supply of gold was increased without taking into account that it was old gold, not new gold. So the price of gold has been artificially low for perhaps decades.

What will happen when the market realizes this?

Thus: Gold Rush 21.




Beebs,
The Gold Rush has started. The only place to get "new gold" is from the center of the earth. Already many corporations are laying claim to deep drilling to mine below the seabeds, tapping into magma chambers. Will this destabilize the planet? Who knows? Seems the UN has set up a committee to distribute mineral rights to various corporations who want to claim square footage of the ocean bottoms as their own.

More here:

Core Exit: Go for the Gold
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 03:52 PM
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Wow, interesting... I will check that out.

But I know where lots of the gold is going... and it seems perfectly timed with the Rush:
Cash for Gold!!!



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 04:34 PM
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Old, yet relevant thread:

Red Alert: Gold Backwardation!!!



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 04:51 PM
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Zero Hedge: Rust Discovered On Bank Of Russia Issued 999 Gold Coins

Here's a head scratcher: as everyone knows from elementary chemistry courses, gold is the most inert metal in the world - it does not rust, nor corrode. Yet this is precisely what Russian commercial precious metal trading company, International Reserve Payment System, discovered on thousands of (allegedly) 999 gold coins "St George" (pictured insert) issued by the Central Russian Bank. The serendipitous discovery occurred after various clients of the company had requested that their gold be stored not in a safe, but in a far more secure place: "buried under an oak tree." As the website of IRPS president German Sterligoff notes: once buried, "the coins began to oxidize under the influence of moisture." And hence the headscratcher: nowhere in history (that we know of) does 999, and even 925 gold, oxidize, rust, stain, spot or form patinas, under any conditions. Furthermore, as IRPS discovered, Sberbank of Russia released an internal memorandum ordering the purchase of the defective coins with the spotted appearance. Sterligoff concludes: "It should be noted that the weight and density of the rusty coins coincide with the characteristics of gold that would be expected after after conventional testing methods would reveal. We think that the experts will be interesting to determine the nature of this phenomenon." So just how "real" is 999 gold after all, either in Russia or anywhere else?





posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 05:35 PM
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Well thanks guys i think i might just top up with a few more silver eagles.

Was reading the othr thread that said stock brokers were buying up silver/gold/land and you can bet they will be going after the physical stuff knowing what they know so it's possible the link between ETF's and physicals will become exposed and they will have to buy in physical at any price.

Land in the UK is at silly prices else i would get myself a little bit just incase i need to live in a caravan out of the way if things blow up.

Just me doing my bit so i can tell them to stuff the amero when they try to offer it as a replacement for a system they crashed on purpose in the firsts place.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 09:58 PM
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From GATA(Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee):


GATA board member Adrian Douglas, editor of the Market Force Analysis letter (www.MarketForceAnalysis.com...), examines the ratio between the supply of gold and the U.S. dollar and concludes that the dollar's gold backing has fallen to a mere 2.3 percent and that the real dollar value of gold now approaches $53,000 per ounce. Douglas' new study is headlined "Proof of Gold Price Suppression: Gold and the U.S. Dollar," and you can find it in PDF format with a chart at GATA's Internet site here:


Document here

quote from document:

Let’s call POG (Price of Gold) the average market price for all gold, that is to say
paper gold and real physical gold which is the price quoted as the “gold price”
each day. If there is, let’s say, only one ounce of physical gold backing each 45
ounces of “gold” that are sold in the market through the selling of unallocated
gold then the price will be suppressed. Forty five ounces will cost $54,000 at
POG=$1200/oz. But if this is made up of 44 ounces of worthless paper promises
for gold and one real physical ounce then the effective price paid for the real
ounce is $54,000/oz. If the investor never takes delivery he doesn’t realize his
investment is backed by just one ounce not 45 ounces.



posted on Aug, 2 2010 @ 05:53 PM
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From Gata Article: Adrian Douglas: What's unravelling is gold price suppression


The FT[Financial Times] tries to palm off the biggest gold swap in history as just a matter of the BIS earning a little return on $14 billion.

The FT says it has learned that the swaps, which were initiated by the BIS, came as the so-called "central banks' bank" sought to obtain a return on its huge U.S. dollar-denominated holdings. The BIS asked the commercial banks to pledge a gold swap as guarantee for the dollar deposits the banks were taking from the Basel-based institution.

And GATA has learned that the moon is made of Swiss cheese.



Bank of International Settlements


The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international organisation which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks.



Another GATA:

If you want to believe the Financial Times, the 346 tonnes of gold swaps recently undertaken surreptitiously by the Bank for International Settlements were a matter of the BIS' requiring three of the world's biggest banks to pledge gold as collateral against U.S. dollar deposits placed with them by the BIS so the BIS could earn a little interest. According to the FT, the banks also needed to raise cash and so were glad to obtain it by collateralizing the BIS' deposits with gold.

The FT's latest account of the transaction, published Thursday and appended here, is surely the account the BIS would like the world to settle for as curiosity about the swaps is increasing and raising concerns about the grotesque unaccountability of central banks. And as the mouthpiece of the financial establishment, the FT surely was only too happly to convey this unofficial official story. But it's a doubtful story and raises questions of its own.



The FT story doesn't address what is to become of the collateralized gold just transferred to the BIS, but the section of the BIS' annual report cited at the link above shows that the BIS is constantly trading gold and gold futures and options, just as the journalist Edward Jay Epstein reported in his long profile of the BIS published in Harper's magazine in November 1983. (See www.gata.org...) So odds are that the gold purchased from or supposedly kept at those commercial banks by gold investors is now being used by the international banking system to suppress gold's price against the interest of the investors who think they own it.



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 07:55 AM
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The first page or so of this thread has some relevant insights and info about the gold issue, and the wider perspective of the issue. I doubt the original premise of the 2012 date, but that is not why I am posting it here. It is an interesting idea in its own right, however - I am just linking because of the relevance to this thread.:
Federal Reserve Charter expires 12/21/2012!!!



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 03:02 PM
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As far as the speech itself, it confirms something I mentioned several weeks ago. Banana Ben absolutely wants to do a massive QE2 program. The only thing holding him back is gold is near an all time high. What he wants is gold much lower and stocks much lower to give him cover. Gold has not cooperated so he is in a bind. He cannot print a massive amount of money with gold here and stocks at 1055 because what happens if gold soars and stocks sell-off in the days that follow such an announcement? What if the response in the treasury market is not as desired? He is scared to do it here and he is right to be scared because such a reaction would be the end of the Fed right then and there. The Fed will be gone anyway within a few years in my opinion but it’s going to fight hard to survive and if you want to make money in this market you need to understand that. The most powerful institution in the world is fighting for its survival. Never forget that.

From Michael Krieger of KAM LP
Zero Hedge Post: The Elites Have Lost The Right to Rule



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 05:28 PM
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Was just sent this clip from a friend on ATS:



I had heard of Max Keiser before, but hadn't taken the time to check him out properly.

It is obvious that Iran and Russia(among others) are sick of the federal reserve faction - because their media are countering everything hardcore.

This Max Keiser has a lot of airtime on both PressTV and Russia Today it looks like.

It speaks volumes, IMO.




posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 05:48 AM
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posted on Sep, 23 2010 @ 06:36 AM
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I found this in my inbox and thought I would share ..I took just a few snippets .Its not a long article

Basel III: The Global Banks at The Edge of The Precipice. Trillions of "Toxic Waste" in the Global Banking System


by Matthias Chang www.globalresearch.ca...

"Basel III is pure spin and its timing was to assuage the deep-seated fears that there are no solutions in sight to save the fiat money system and fractional reserve banking. "
THE PROBLEM

The major global banks are all under-capitalised and this was all too apparent when Lehman Bros. collapsed. Banks were borrowing so much and so recklessly to play at the global casino that when the bets went sour, they were staring at a black-hole in the $trillions. In fact the banks are all insolvent.

The problem was compounded when the central bankers (all are corrupt without exception) and regulators turned a blind eye to how bankers defined what constituted “capital” so as to circumvent the need to maintain the capital ratio.

Increased capital requirements

Under the agreements reached, the minimum requirement for common equity, the highest form of loss absorbing capital, will be raised from the current 2% level, before the application of regulatory adjustments, to 4.5% after the application of stricter adjustments.

This will be phased in by 1 January 2015.

The Tier 1 capital requirement, which includes common equity and other qualifying financial instruments based on stricter criteria, will increase from 4% to 6% over the same period.

Please read all the passages which I have highlighted in bold in the above paragraphs. If the banks were at all material times adequately capitalised and the central bankers in collusion with these banksters and fraudsters were prevented from manipulations, there would not be any need for Basel III regulations.

In saying this, I am not in anyway conceding that even with these new requirements, the banks will be adequately capitalised.

The simple truth is that as long as the derivative casino is still running and banks are allowed to continue their off balance sheet activities, nothing will be resolved .....peace



posted on Sep, 24 2010 @ 09:22 PM
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Here ya go beebs. GATA founder Bill Murphy was interviewed on Canada's BNN channel today.

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This evening Bill commented on the interview at his website Le Metropole Cafe. Le met is a subscription site, so I am unable to link the quote. The moderators have been kind enough to allow me an occasional unlinked snippet from the Cafe...Bill doesn't mind, as he really wants to get the GATA message out there. My thanks to the ATS hierarchy for their leniency in this regard...promise not to abuse it.

Excerpt...


In previous times on my BNN appearances, GATA was given a build up. This time, I was not given any pre-mention as a lead up, nor mentioned on their roster of speakers before I appeared. The executive producer told me he was going to say hello. He never showed up. The normal host of this segment Marty Cej took the day off. They told me I would be on for 10 minutes and only gave me 5 1/2 minutes.

I really wanted to get into silver and explain how silver was apart of the gold price suppression scheme and has been kept artificially cheap because of J P Morgan's derivatives operartion ... and that with big players buying up the physical market, there will likely be a short squeeze in the months ahead. Most likely that will lead to defaults and market chaos. Never got the chance.


$1300 Gold and still no respect

A little background on BNN host Marty Cej...he's a notorious Gold bear. Please trust me on this, it was no coincidence that he called-in sick today,



posted on Sep, 25 2010 @ 04:13 AM
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Very interesting, and thanks much for the quote OBE1.


So I'll go out on a limb then...

Are you suggesting that perhaps someone has been killed? I hope that is not the case, but I would not be surprised as it seems like things are picking up, and lately there has been many assassination attempts IMO.

Maybe he just had a bad cold.



posted on Sep, 25 2010 @ 04:16 AM
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Thanks for posting that info as well, the2ofusr1...

I hope you don't mind that I post this video you sent me as well:




posted on Sep, 25 2010 @ 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by beebs
Are you suggesting that perhaps someone has been killed?


Hi beebs. To the best of my knowledge, the only folks getting killed are the Gold & Silver shorts.

Like most of the commentators on CNBC (Bob Pisani - Dennis Kneale et al), BNN host Martin Cej' primary purpose is to put a happy face on the economy. This requires that he talk-up general equities, and discourage investor enthusiasm for precious metals. A rising Gold price is the canary in the coal mine...the alarm...the barometer of financial ill-health. With Gold on a tear, printing new high, after new high, no way was Cej prepared to sit across the table from Bill Murphy for 15min with a copious amount of egg dripping from his face.

There was a little back-story to this latest interview that I failed to mention in my previous post. A week before Murphy's scheduled interview on BNN yesterday, he received unexpected notice from his PR agent that the interview had been cancelled.


Here is a Good Griefer. Just received an email from our booker who got me scheduled to be on BNN (Business News Network) in Toronto next Friday for a 15 minutes appearance…

Hi Bill-
They cancelled this, said GATA is to controversial for them. I think it is ridiculous.
Pam - Lack Of Free Press In Canada


After receiving an avalanche of email from disappointed, irate Le Metropole subscribers on the issue of censorship, BNN did an about face, but as you probably noticed, Bill's original 15min segment was reduced to 5.5min.

Apparently somebody large and powerful was leaning on BNN management (JPM?). I'm not surprised. The situation in the futures market is approaching critical mass for those entities trapped in thousands of short contracts representing millions of ounces of precious metals. Every new high over the past couple weeks amounts to billions in losses due to margin requirements. It's game on...and it's serious.





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