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Originally posted by sean
By the looks of it, those bars wasn't made by some amateur. Whoever does it has a good size operation with a foundry.
Originally posted by CosmicEgg
Not wanting to derail this thread by any means but ... does anyone wonder why we even accept gold as valuable on any level? Why? It doesn't do anything miraculous. It isn't strong by any means. It's shiny. That's about it. Well whoop-dee-doo. So what?
That's really strange to hear that there is such a huge bank of gold in Manhattan. Kind of crazy to think about. But, is there really no gold in Fort Knox??? All Americans assume that there is a huge amount of gold there. Is it really general knowledge among those in "the know" that Fort Knox has been looted?
Originally posted by dbarnhart
When I was a young boy you could by a gallon of gas for ten cents. If you have a silver dime from those days, the silver is worth eough tobuy a galon of gas. A paper-based currency can be manipulated simply by printing more of it. A gold-backed currency cannot be manipulated. Unless you can make more gold...which is essentially what is happening here.