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  • Venezuela really, really wants its $550 million of gold back (@ the Bank of England)

    12/08/2018 12:34:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Newstimes ^ | 12/07/18 | Will Martin
    Senior officials for the Venezuelan government have reportedly travelled to London for crunch talks with the Bank of England as they seek to repatriate more than $500 million of gold back to Caracas. **SNIP** Venezuela has in recent years been a major seller of gold, and this year alone it has sold about 26 tons, worth close to $900 million, to Turkey. In the past four years, Venezuela's gold reserves have decreased to about 175 tons from about 400 tons, Reuters reported, citing statistics from the country's central bank. Venezuela has been selling its sizeable gold reserves, built up under...
  • Polish Explorer Says He's Found Alleged Hitler Nuke Shelter

    09/11/2015 7:28:25 AM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 11, 2015
    A Polish explorer claims he has found massive underground structure in southwestern Poland that, he says, the Nazis built as a nuclear shelter for Hitler. Speaking on TVN24, Szpakowski said the structure was part of a system of railway tunnels and corridors that the Nazis were building during World War II around the city of Walbrzych. His conference was hosted by Walbrzych regional authorities.
  • A team has begun digging for the rumored Nazi ghost train

    08/16/2016 7:16:37 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 16 Aug 2016 | Amanda Macias
    Heavy machinery begins the search, the work of explorers hoping to find a legendary Nazi train laden with treasure and armaments in Walbrzych, Poland, on Tuesday Aug. 16, 2016.
  • Polish Army Swoops In on Nazi 'Gold Train' Site

    09/29/2015 4:46:38 PM PDT · by McGruff · 32 replies
    Newser ^ | Sep 29, 2015 | Jenn Gidman
    The world has been hearing about the Nazi gold train for weeks, and we may finally be getting closer to a confirmation or denial. The Polish army has converged upon the southwestern Poland site where the train could be located, with explosives, chemical, and radiation experts making sure there's no danger, especially since the train was rumored to have been booby-trapped, the AP reports. "Our goal is to check whether there's any hazardous material," a Polish colonel leading the search tells AFP. The military personnel are using ground-penetrating radar and mine detectors in their probe near Walbrzych, and the governor...
  • Can Trump bring down Maduro by cutting off his gold supply?

    11/16/2018 4:49:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The idea of the United States directly intervening in Venezuela via military force has been off the table from the beginning. (The Trump administration did send someone to take a meeting with some coup plotters at one point, but nothing came of it.) But might there be some other way we could help knock their dictator Nicolas Maduro off his perch and give the people of that nation an opening to take back their government? Maybe. Hitting their oil sales market through sanctions would be ineffective for two reasons. First, too many other nations would refuse to participate, particularly Russia...
  • THE ECONOMIST 2017 front cover just released.... DOOM!!!

    11/20/2016 2:13:01 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    https://ukshop.economist.com/products/the-world-in-2017?_ga=1.163472444.1228670650.1479661058  
  • The ‘World In 2019’ Economist Magazine Cover Hints At The Arrival Of The ‘End Game’

    11/06/2018 8:20:22 AM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    thedailycoin.com ^ | 10/14/2018 | Stefan Stanford
    Close to the end of the year each year going back decades, The Economist magazine puts out an issue in which they take a look at the coming year and 2018 is no exception. As we had reported on ANP back on July 11th of 2017, back in 1988, The Economist put out a story in which the cover photo featured the mythical ‘phoenix’ rising out of the ashes of burning dollar bills and other paper/fiat money, wearing a gold medallion with the year ‘2018’ on it with their title, “Get Ready For A World Currency“. Reporting in their story...
  • Gold buying by central banks hits its highest level in almost three years

    11/01/2018 8:53:05 PM PDT · by NRx · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11-01-2018 | David Reid
    Central banks around the world have upped their spending on gold to the highest level in almost three years, according to the World Gold Council (WGC). More than 148 metric tons of gold were bought by the national banks in the three months to the end of September, a rise of 22 percent on the same period last year. Using the current spot price of $1,223 per troy ounce, the gold purchases by the banks added up to a $5.82 billion spending splurge on the precious metal. Russia’s central bank led the buying, purchasing more than 92 tons of gold....
  • Instagram star, 32, who teaches women how to date BILLIONAIRES reveals she enjoys an [tr]

    10/22/2018 7:05:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2018 | Emily Chan
    An Instagram star who teaches other women how to date billionaires has revealed how she's maintained her affluent lifestyle through 'the men she's been with.' Anna Bey, 32 - who also goes by the moniker JetSetBabe - explained how she transformed her looks in order to be accepted into high society, including undergoing a nose job. She said women 'shouldn't be judged' for living off their rich husbands, but added that she wasn't a fan of the word 'gold-digger'. However, the London-based blogger, who is dating a banker, added that she would struggle to be with a man who wasn't...
  • Russia Liquidates Almost All of its US Debt, Starts Buying Gold

    10/19/2018 5:45:42 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 18 replies
    NN ^ | 10/18/18 | Paul Whitehead
    Russia has continued to get rid of US Treasury bonds as the country's share in American debt is arriving close to zero. Russia was one of the biggest holders of US debt with a $180 billion investment.
  • Man rescued from Arizona mine lucky to survive fall, snakes (& two broken legs)

    10/19/2018 3:44:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/18/18 | ANITA SNOW
    An Arizona man who fell to the bottom of an old abandoned gold mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water before a friend heard his cries for help is lucky to be alive, said the head of a rescue team. "He is a very fortunate individual," Operations Commander Roger Yensen of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Mountain Rescue Posse said Thursday of 62-year-old John Waddell. Waddell owns the land where the shaft is located north of Phoenix and was using a rope to lower himself into it on...
  • Mysterious gold cones 'hats of ancient wizards'

    10/13/2018 11:15:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | St Patrrick's Day, 2002 | Tony Paterson in Berlin
    The wizards of early Europe wore hats of gold intricately embellished with astrological symbols that helped them to predict the movement of the sun and stars... ...Wilfried Menghin, the director of the Berlin Museum... carrying out detailed research on a 3,000-year-old 30in high Bronze Age cone of beaten gold that was discovered in Switzerland in 1995... ...discovered that the 1,739 sun and half-moon symbols decorating the Berlin cone's surface make up a scientific code which corresponds almost exactly to the "Metonic cycle" discovered by the Greek astronomer Meton in 432bc - about 500 years after the cone was made --...
  • Civil War gold treasure hunters, lawyer say FBI acting ‘suspicious’

    10/11/2018 10:25:08 AM PDT · by whodathunkit · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/09/2018 | Greg Norman
    A pair of Pennsylvania treasure hunters and their lawyer are accusing the FBI of playing games and acting suspiciously about a dig at a rural site believed to contain a massive stash of Civil War-era gold -- which may be worth up to $250 million. The accusations from Dennis and Kem Parada, and their attorney, Bill Cluck, came months after the bureau said it dug a hole in Dents Run and found nothing. The father-and-son duo felt convinced that area of state-owned wilderness northeast of Pittsburgh holds a hidden stash of gold and the pair claim the FBI went back...
  • Gold Is Cheap. Inflation Is Coming. You Do the Math

    10/01/2018 6:57:57 PM PDT · by NRx · 94 replies
    Barrons ^ | 09-24-2018 | Andrew Bary
    Gold has gotten a bad rap. Long seen as the investment choice of the cranky and the fearful, the metal yields nothing; as Warren Buffett has said, it just “looks at you.” This year has been especially lackluster for gold. Its price has slumped 8%, to about $1,200 an ounce, and is off more than 35% from its high of $1,900 in 2011. Adding insult to injury, Vanguard will soon rechristen the largest gold-oriented U.S. mutual fund and shift its focus away from the metal. But this out-of-favor asset class now deserves a place in investment portfolios. Compared with stocks...
  • Canada's Barrick Gold to buy Randgold Resources in $18.3 billion deal

    09/24/2018 7:27:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    cnbc ^ | 07/24/2018
    Under the terms of the deal, each Randgold shareholder will receive 6.1280 new Barrick shares for each share of the African rival, the companies said. Barrick shareholders will own about 66.6 percent of the new Barrick merged company while Randgold shareholders will own about 33.4 percent. Randgold's long-term chief executive Mark Bristow will retain that same role in the new merged company while Barrick's John Thornton will become the executive chairman. "The Boards of Barrick and Randgold believe that the Merger will create an industry-leading gold company with the greatest concentration of Tier One Gold Assets in the industry, the...
  • Barrick Gold and Randgold Resources in Advance Merger Talks: Reports

    09/23/2018 10:36:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    The Street ^ | Sep 23, 2018 10:14 PM EDT | Ann Stanley
    Canada's Barrick Gold Corp. is reportedly near an agreement to buy London-listed Randgold Resources Ltd. in a deal that could be worth as much as $18 billion, according to media reports. The agreement could be announced as soon as Monday, according to a report from Reuters citing a person familiar with the talks.
  • In mint condition! Millions of pounds-worth of pristine 5th-century gold coins are found buried [tr]

    09/10/2018 6:19:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 9, 2018 | Charlie Moore
    A stash of fifth-century gold coins worth millions has been found buried in a pot under an Italian theatre. Builders demolishing the former Cressoni theatre in Como were stunned to discover the cache last Wednesday. The Roman coins will be examined and dated before ending up in a museum, officials said.
  • Roman gold coins discovered in Italian theatre

    09/12/2018 7:10:49 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 27 replies
    The Local IT ^ | 9 September 2018 | staff
    Hundreds of ancient Roman gold coins have been discovered on the site of an old theatre in Como in northern Italy, the Ministry of Culture said. The coins date back to the end of the Roman Empire in the 5th century and were found in a kind of stone urn in the Cressoni theatre basement, not far from the site of the ancient city of Novum Comum.    According to Italian media, the coins could be worth millions of euros.   "We do not yet know in detail the historical and cultural significance of this discovery but this area is a real...
  • 13-Foot Golden Erdogan Statue in German City Annoys Locals

    08/28/2018 2:22:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 50 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 28, 2018 - 13:08 | Damien Sharkov
    A shining effigy of controversial Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suddenly appeared in southwestern Germany—to the surprise and chagrin of locals.The 13-foot statue, painted gold, depicts Erdogan with his hand, outstretched and pointing at the horizon. Erdogan is a divisive figure in Germany—which has a diaspora of around 3 million people of Turkish nationality or descent—and when residents of Wiesbaden, 20 miles west of Frankfurt, woke up to a monument honoring the man, they had questions for city officials."We have received calls from a string of irritated citizens—it is not clear to people that it is part of the...
  • Anyone paying any attention to gold and silver? (Silver is looking cheap)

    08/15/2018 8:04:39 AM PDT · by NRx · 49 replies
    Vanity | 08-15-2018 | NRx
    Gold and silver have been getting the snot beaten out of them lately as people respond to a fiat currency crisis in Turkey by flocking to another fiat currency. But even if I were a Keynesian and believed in paper money, I'd have to say that precious metals are looking attractive. I'm generally a gold guy, but silver is crazy cheap right now. As of right now it's trading at around $14.50 oz. But the real story that conventional analysts are missing is the silver to gold price ratio. Since gold was demonetized in the early 1970's the average price...