posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 11:41 AM
I have a little story to tell. In itself, there's less conspiracy than there is just aggravating reality, but by digging a little deeper one can see
how easy it is for one thing to drastically affect seemingly unrelated other things.
My son recently embarked on a goal of rebuilding an old 1980 Chevy LUV pickup. We had one that had engine problems (which later turned out to be a
spun rod bearing), and I thought it was an excellent idea for two reasons: to give him the knowledge of how to fix vehicles, and to give him the pride
of knowing he made his truck run. Everything went fine; we had to search for a few parts, and we had to have a machinist do some work on it, but all
that is normal.
The other day, he was filling up the fluids in preparation of hearing the old girl run and the antifreeze was leaking right through. Upon inspection,
it appeared the old radiator had past its usefulness; there were several splits in the core. No problem - we'll just find another radiator. The
problem is that no one (that we can find) makes this particular radiator any more. OK, plan B: go to a junkyard and find one.
Here's where it gets interesting... there are no more older cars/trucks sitting in junkyards waiting to donate parts! A few years ago when metal
prices went so high, they were all crushed and melted down. Only cars newer than a few years are now kept for parts.
The conspiracy? Simple. How easy is it to manipulate metal prices? The supply is controlled by a handful of smelting companies. Increase the price of
metal, even for a short time, and you remove all sorts of metal items from the economy. Remove repair parts from the economy and you effectively force
consumers into regular purchase of either new cars or late-model used cars, since older vehicles can no longer be repaired. In effect, you have
restricted the ability of people to escape an industry.
I remember the rush to crush vehicles when the price of metal rose... but never did I think that it would affect me in this way!
I never saw this coming.
Now consider this: if someone were to want to remove gold from the economy, what better way to do so than by increasing the price of gold? That will
get people to melt down and/or sell old gold items, especially in a struggling economy. And that, in turn, places all the gold in the hands of a
handful of brokers. How many here who have bought gold have actually taken possession? How many have bars of gold bullion or gold coins sitting in a
safe in their basement? I would say very few; every broker I have spoken to has been very outspoken about how they can make ownership more convenient
for me by storing my gold in their warehouse.
Convenient indeed. When gold was outlawed back in 1933, a great deal was never confiscated by the Federal government - it was hidden in the form of
coins and trinkets. It's much harder to hide gold in the form of collectible coins or bullion, especially when it is sitting in a brokered warehouse
or there are records of ownership.
Gold owners beware: you may be on a ride you never saw coming.
Oh, and we will fix that old truck... I already got a price on replacing the core, albeit an expensive option.