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  • TODAY: Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring the United States Capitol Police & those who protected the Capitol on 1/6

    12/06/2022 2:16:37 AM PST · by RandFan · 37 replies
    twitter ^ | Chad Pergram
    @ChadPergram Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring the United States Capitol Police, the Washington D.C Metropolitan Police and those who protected the Capitol on 1/6 today
  • Officers Who Defended US Capitol on Jan. 6 Set to Receive Congressional Gold Medals

    12/06/2022 1:34:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | 12/06/22 | Mary Clare Jalonick, Farnoush Amiri, Lisa Mascaro
    Top House and Senate leaders will present law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 with Congressional Gold Medals on Tuesday, awarding them Congress's highest honor nearly two years after they fought with former President Donald Trump’s supporters in a brutal and bloody attack. To recognize the hundreds of officers who were at the Capitol on Jan. 6, the medals will be placed in four locations - at U.S. Capitol Police headquarters, the Metropolitan Police Department, the Capitol and the Smithsonian Institution. President Joe Biden said when he signed the legislation last year that a medal...
  • Sunken ship lost 150 years ago, found off WA coast

    12/05/2022 6:41:01 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 27 replies
    MyNorthWest ^ | 12/2/2022 | FELIKS BANEL
    The wreck of a long-lost “sidewheeler steamship” that sank off the coast of Washington nearly 150 years ago has been found by a pair of local maritime historians. The ship we’re talking about is called the “SS PACIFIC” – a 225-foot long sidewheel steamer. It carried passengers and cargo way back in the time of the Washington Territory The ship was on its way from Puget Sound and Victoria to San Francisco when it collided with a big sailing ship in the dark off of Cape Flattery on November 4, 1875. The loss of hundreds of lives makes it one...
  • UCSD professor reveals evidence about King Solomon's mines

    11/25/2010 8:49:58 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 31 replies · 2+ views
    sandiegonewsroom ^ | 23 Nov 2010 | Claire Harlin
    LA JOLLA — The existence of King Solomon has been a topic of debate and intrigue for countless treasure-seekers and researchers, and an anthropologist at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has uncovered evidence suggesting that the ancient king’s splendid, copper- and gold-adorned palaces — as described in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) — may very well have existed. Thomas Levy, a UCSD professor of anthropology and Judaic studies, has pioneered three highly sophisticated digging excavations in an area called Khirbat en-Nahas, located in southern Jordan, attracting the attention of NOVA/National Geographic Television, which sent a crew to Jordan...
  • Gold From Ancient Troy, Poliochni And Ur Had The Same Origin

    12/02/2022 8:33:10 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    HeritageDaily ^ | November 30, 2022 | Markus Milligan
    Researchers from several institutions, led by Ernst Pernicka, scientific director of the Curt-Engelhorn Center for Archaeometry (CEZA) at the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums in Mannheim and director of the University of Tübingen’s Troy project, applied a portable laser ablation system (pLA) to analyse samples of Bronze Age jewellery found in Troy and Poliochni...Poliochne, often cited under its modern name Poliochni, was an ancient settlement on the east coast of the island of Lemnos. It was settled in the Late Chalcolithic and earliest Aegean Bronze Age, and is believed to be one of the most ancient towns in Europe, preceding the construction of...
  • Someone put a Hole in this Coin - now it's worth Millions (the EID MAR aureus)

    06/02/2022 7:42:35 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 27, 2022 | toldinstone
    In this video, after discussing why certain ancient coins are worth millions, I meet the most valuable coin of all: the famous EID MAR aureus issued by Brutus to commemorate the assassination of Julius Caesar.This video was made possible by the generosity of Numismatica Ars Classica, who very kindly allowed me to visit their London office and handle these coins. You can find out more about NAC and the coins displayed in this video here: put a Hole in this Coin - now it's worth Millions (the EID MAR aureus)May 27, 2022 | toldinstone
  • China’s gold stockpiling is dollar warning sign

    11/24/2022 4:32:24 AM PST · by FarCenter · 21 replies
    TOKYO — One of the worst-kept secrets in global central banking is the extent to which Chinese officials are swapping dollars for gold. Governor Yi Gang’s team at the People’s Bank of China isn’t admitting as much. The PBOC doesn’t have to, though, given the clear policy trajectory Chinese leader Xi Jinping has pursued in recent years: internationalizing of the yuan as the top rival to the dollar. Xi’s position hasn’t changed so much as other governments are catching on that trust is waning in the global reserve currency and an alternative to the dollar is badly needed. Particularly as...
  • Ever heard of medieval zwischgold?

    10/12/2022 4:17:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies ^ | 10/12/2022
    Zwischgold was used to gild sacred figures. It is not actually gold leaf, which was quite expensive, but a special double-sided foil of gold and silver where the gold can be ultra-thin because it is supported by the silver base. Other microscopy techniques had been used previously to examine zwischgold, however, they only provided a 2D cross-section of the material. In other words, it was only possible to view the surface of the cut segment, rather than looking inside the material. The scientists were also worried that cutting through it may have changed the structure of the sample. But an...
  • Over A Dozen Countries Apply To Join BRICS, The End Of The United States Is HAPPENING

    11/14/2022 3:00:23 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 45 replies
    Timcast IRL ^ | 11/14/22 | Timcast IRL
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  • Central Banks Are Buying Gold At The Fastest Pace In 55 Years

    11/07/2022 3:38:36 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 27 replies ^ | Nov 02, 2022 | By Alex Kimani -
    Central banks globally have been accumulating gold reserves at a furious pace last seen 55 years ago when the U.S. dollar was still backed by gold. According to the World Gold Council (WGC), central banks bought a record 399 tonnes of gold worth around $20 billion in the third quarter of 2022, with global demand for the precious metal back to pre-pandemic levels. Retail demand by jewelers and buyers of gold bars and coins was also strong, the WGC said in its latest quarterly report. WGC says that the world's gold demand amounted to 1,181 tonnes in the September quarter,...
  • Governor of Dutch Central Bank States Gold Revaluation Account Is Solvency Backstop

    11/06/2022 12:31:41 PM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    The Governor of the Dutch central bank stated the gold revaluation account ensures the solvency of his central bank in an interview on television about prospective losses. The significance of this statement is that if any European central bank will cover losses by using its gold revaluation account in full, the ECB has to put a floor under the gold price. And if more losses need to be covered than the current gold revaluation accounts of European central banks allow, the ECB will need to revalue gold. A discussion has commenced in the Netherlands after Klaas Knot, Governor of the...
  • Can The Dollar Once Again Be Anchored By Gold? One Congressman Believes It Can

    11/02/2022 9:29:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    The Mises Institute ^ | 11/02/2022 | Thorstein Polleit
    On October 7, 2022, US congressman Alex Mooney (a Republican from West Virginia) introduced a bill (the Gold Standard Restoration Act, H.R. 9157) that stipulates that the US dollar must be backed by physical gold owned by the US Treasury. The initiative clearly indicates that the increasingly inflationary US dollar is triggering efforts to get better money.It should be noted that there have already been many legislative changes to make precious metals more attractive as a means of payment in recent years: in many US states, the value-added and capital gains taxes on gold and silver, but also on platinum...
  • Russia makes bond payments in dollars, concedes on ruble mandate to avoid default

    04/30/2022 7:01:30 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 4 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 4/29/2022 | Peter Aitken
    Russia previously insisted on completing payments in rubles. Russia appeared to narrowly avoid default on Friday as it paid off a number of overdue international debts in dollars, reversing its recent policy requiring transactions occur in rubles. The finance ministry said it paid $564.8 million on a 2022 Eurobond and $84.4 million on a 2042 bond in dollars, as specified on the bonds, Reuters reported.
  • Russia, China may be preparing new gold-backed currency, but expert assures US dollar 'safest' currency today

    11/01/2022 5:58:21 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    foxbusiness ^ | 10/29/2022 | peter aitken
    China in July purchased 80.1 tons of gold valued at $4.6 billion China and Russia may be working toward a new gold-backed currency in a move that would aim to dethrone the dollar as the primary reserve currency of the world, but any such currency would unlikely achieve that goal. "The USD remains the safest, most convenient and most widely used currency in Asia and in the world today," Min-Hua Chiang, a research fellow and economist at the Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center, told FOX Business. "No other currency (backed by gold or otherwise) is comparable, and that is unlikely...
  • GPU Oversupply Spills Onto the Streets in Vietnam

    10/30/2022 4:34:09 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 26 replies
    Vietnam's Lê Thành, the self-proclaimed 'King of VGA,' is having some fun on Facebook(opens in new tab) (via I_Leak_VN(opens in new tab)). In photos and videos shared on the social media site, it looks like the store has started to use street trader tactics to grab passersby and sell them GPUs by the kilo. Lê Thành shared pictures of dozens of used GPUs stacked up on the curbside in a clear parody of a Vietnamese street food stall. There is also a video with the vendor patiently waving away flies with a net, awaiting passersby. Then, a scooter stops, and...
  • Bronze Age gold belt with 'cosmological' designs unearthed in Czech beet field

    10/30/2022 7:11:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Live Science ^ | By Kristina Killgrove
    The ornate object was covered in dirt but well preserved, inspiring the farmer, who wishes to remain anonymous, to send photos to archaeologists at the nearby Silesian Museum in Opava. Jiří Juchelka(opens in new tab), head of the Silesian Museum's archaeology department, told Radio Prague International(opens in new tab) (RPI) that the 20-inch-long (51 centimeters) object — made out of gold with inclusions of silver, copper and iron — was likely the front of a leather belt. "It is decorated with raised concentric circles and topped with rose-shaped clasps at the end," Based on the style of the decoration, she...
  • Scottish museum acquires 8th c. gold sword pommel

    10/25/2022 4:16:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies
    History Blog ^ | 10/25/2022
    Scottish museum acquires 8th c. gold sword pommel An exceptionally rare gold sword pommel that is one of the only ones of its kind ever found in Scotland has been acquired by National Museums Scotland. It was made around 700 A.D. out of solid gold and is decorated with intricate gold filigree, geometric patterns and stylized zoomorphic designs. Garnets are set in the goldwork. Goldwork of any quality from this period is rare in the UK; this object is so rich and so skillfully crafted that it is a unique example on the Scottish archaeological record. The pommel (the widened...
  • Incoming UK Prime Minister Is Pro-crypto

    10/25/2022 3:43:33 PM PDT · by oblomov · 6 replies
    Blockworks ^ | 24 Oct 2022 | Bessie Liu
    The newly elected UK prime minister wants to “fix our economy, unite our Party and deliver for our country” Sunak previously asked the Royal Mint to create NFTs to demonstrate the country’s commitment to investing in cryptocurrency technology The United Kingdom’s incoming prime minister may be a bullish indicator for the country’s crypto prowess. Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is set to take the seat following the resignation of Liz Truss — who was in office for just 45 days. Handpicked by fellow Conservative Party members on Monday, Sunak, the son of Indian immigrants, will be the first...
  • Global Debt Markets Are BREAKING – Pension Collapse in England, Govt. Debt FAIL in Japan, While Some Bonds See 75% Losses so Far in 2022

    10/12/2022 6:38:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    Freedom First Network ^ | 10/12/2022 | Mike Adams
    The global debt market is orders of magnitude larger than the stock market, and debt instruments across the globe have nearly reached the breaking point due to the Fed’s steady increase in interest rates this year (combined with seemingly endless money printing and other disastrous fiscal policies). Because bond values have an inverse relationship with interest rates, as interest rates go up, the value of bonds and other debt instruments already issued goes down. With each Fed rate increase, bond values are cratering, leaving debt investors holding substantial losses and leading to a collapse in the number of potential buyers...
  • U.S. Congressman Introduces Gold Standard Bill as Inflation Spirals Out of Control

    10/10/2022 8:56:15 AM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies ^ | 10/9/2022 |
    Rep. Alex Mooney proposes the United States adopt a new gold standard after U.S. government officials first disclose all gold holdings and secret gold transactions, allowing the gold price to adjust to its fair market value. WASHINGTON, DC / ACCESSWIRE / October 9, 2022 / America's currency would regain stable footing for the first time in half a century if a bill just introduced by U.S. Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) becomes law. Referred to as the "Gold Standard Restoration Act" by sound money activists, H.R. 9157 calls for the repegging of the Federal Reserve note to gold in order to...