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  • Members Initiate Probe Into SEC's Rule Change Permitting Foreign Agents and Radical Activists to Control America's National Parks and Lands

    01/17/2024 2:46:18 PM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 22 replies
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) led a letter to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler and Director Haoxiang Zhu, seeking information on a proposed rule change to permit the listing of Natural Asset Companies (NACs) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
  • Signs the economy is slipping fast…

    01/15/2024 9:32:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 16 replies
    This is directly related to observations about the economy, at least in middle Tennessee where I live. Precious metals should see robust influx of investments, as the weaker economy negatively impacts jobs, incomes, disposable income, consumer spending and ultimately personal security… citizens abilities to provide themselves with the basics of food, shelter and general comfort. My observations are not related to reports from the news, etc… these are personal observations.
  • (vanity) Question for precious metal experts: WHY/HOW is silver undervalued?

    05/26/2023 6:16:11 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 10 replies
    self | 5/26/23 | NewJerseyJoe
    Time to once again consult the great hive mind that is my fellow FReepers... I am a relatively new (about 6 months) silver stacker (and gold, when I can afford it). One thing I've been hearing for a long time is "Silver is undervalued."I know silver is used for a zillion industrial uses -- solar, electronics, medical, etc. I know there is a huge deficit between "paper" silver and actual physical silver to back that paper. I know demand has been through the roof for many months -- not just in the U.S. but around the world -- and not...
  • Asteroid mining startup AstroForge readies first mission

    04/15/2023 7:52:20 AM PDT · by Twotone · 16 replies ^ | April 13, 2023 | Cecilia Jamasmie
    AstroForge, a startup with plans to mine asteroids, is getting ready to launch the first of its two missions on Friday, of which the main objective is to test the firm’s technique for refining platinum from a sample of asteroid-like material. The startup has placed a payload on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, pre-packed with elements similar to those found in asteroids. Working in Earth’s orbit, the OrbAstro-built cubesat will attempt to vaporize and sort the materials into their elemental components. Sign Up for the Battery Metals Digest AstroForge says its vehicle Brokkr-1 aims to demonstrate the company’s refining capabilities in...
  • There’s too much gold in the universe. No one knows where it came from

    10/01/2020 9:43:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    Live Science ^ | 01 October 2020 | Rafi Letzter
    Gold is an element, which means you can't make it through ordinary chemical reactions — though alchemists tried for centuries. To make the sparkly metal, you have to bind 79 protons and 118 neutrons together to form a single atomic nucleus. That's an intense nuclear fusion reaction. But such intense fusion doesn't happen frequently enough, at least not nearby, to make the giant trove of gold we find on Earth and elsewhere in the solar system. And a new study has found the most commonly-theorized origin of gold — collisions between neutron stars — can't explain gold's abundance either. So...
  • The True Origins of Gold in Our Universe May Have Just Changed, Again

    09/16/2020 2:19:00 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 70 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 15 Sep, 2020 | MICHELLE STARR
    When humanity finally detected the collision between two neutron stars in 2017, we confirmed a long-held theory - in the energetic fires of these incredible explosions, elements heavier than iron are forged. And so, we thought we had an answer to the question of how these elements - including gold - propagated throughout the Universe. But a new analysis has revealed a problem. According to new galactic chemical evolution models, neutron star collisions don't even come close to producing the abundances of heavy elements found in the Milky Way galaxy today. "Neutron star mergers did not produce enough heavy elements...
  • Ancient Neutron-Star Crash Made Enough Gold and Uranium to Fill Earth's Oceans

    05/13/2019 7:30:37 PM PDT · by ETL · 36 replies ^ | May 8, 2019 | Charles Q. Choi
    Enough gold, uranium and other heavy elements about equal in mass to all of Earth's oceans likely came to the solar system from the collision of two neutron stars billions of years ago, a new study finds. If the same event were to happen today, the light from the explosion would outshine the entire night sky, and potentially prove disastrous for life on Earth, according to the new study's researchers. Recent findings have suggested that much of the gold and other elements heavier than iron on the periodic table was born in the catastrophic aftermath of colliding neutron stars,...
  • LOL! Lefties want to burn down the homes of the “defenseless” country boys now

    07/14/2022 3:21:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 183 replies ^ | June 25, 2022
    The radical Christians are found in the rural areas. Their towns are defenseless, they have almost no cops and their firemen are volunteers. They have to borrow cops and firemen from neighboring jurisdictions miles away in order to handle anything big. And they think they're safe out there. Forget burning cities, cities are on our sides. It's time for rural areas to feel the heat. You show up 100 deep in every rural town in a 50 mile radius intent on revolution, you'll crash their system and make them pay. And if you all think I'm kidding, I'm dead serious....
  • Uganda announces discovery of huge gold deposits

    07/03/2022 4:50:26 PM PDT · by jimwatx · 60 replies
    msn ^ | June 7 2022 | staff
    Uganda has announced that it has struck a deposit of 31 million tonnes of gold ore, with extractable pure gold estimated to gross 320,000 tonnes.President Museveni broke news of the find in his State-of-the-Nation Address yesterday, but provided little detail, pointing in general that it would fetch the country more than $12 trillion.Technocrats in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Mr Museveni noted, had informed Cabinet that the country was positioned to get slightly under $700m in royalty payments, with the investors poised to cash in on the windfall.Citing six local gold refineries, among them Africa Gold Refinery in...
  • Roger Sherman, and the importance of Gold & Silver - American Minute with Bill Federer

    06/17/2022 5:24:05 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    American Minute ^ | June 16, 2022 | Bill Federer
    He was the only person to sign all four of these America's founding documents: Articles of Association, 1774; Declaration of Independence, 1776; Articles of Confederation, 1777; U.S. Constitution, 1787. Download as PDF ... Who was he? Roger Sherman. At age 19, Roger Sherman's father died and he supported his family as a shoe cobbler, helping his two younger brothers to attend college and become clergymen. Roger Sherman was a surveyor and merchant, but when a neighbor needed legal advice, he studied to help, only to be inspired to become a lawyer. Sherman was elected a state senator, a judge and...
  • Peter Schiff: The Real Reason Gold Hasn’t Gone Up And Why It Ultimately Will

    01/12/2022 12:53:20 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Nation And State ^ | 1-12-2022
    Inflation in the US is at historically high levels.(Peter Schiff and Tucker Carlson Discuss the Worst Inflation in US History)So, why hasn’t gold taken off? We hear this question over and over again. In this video, Peter Schiff answers this question and explains why the markets will eventually wake up to their misperception. That’s the key word – misperception. Taper tantrums and fear of Fed rate hikes have distorted perception in the markets. People are selling gold when they should be buying gold on the dips. And at the root of this misperception is the market’s focus on nominal interest...
  • Peter Schiff: Our financial bubble is going to burst

    01/19/2022 10:38:31 AM PST · by RandFan · 11 replies
    YouTube / Newsmax ^ | 1/11/22 | Peter Schiff
    Peter Schiff discusses whether the current inflation will turn into hyperinflation and how to protect your savings and investments. The Rob Schmitt Show on Newsmax 1/11/22. Segment...
  • How to Buffer the Fallout from America’s Third World Death Spiral

    06/20/2021 7:48:55 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Economic Prism ^ | 6-20-2021
    Out of ControlAmerican workers are trying to make their way in an economy that’s rigged against them. We made this claim many years ago. Today, for fun and for free, we revisit this assertion…starting with the latest from those doing the rigging. This week, after a two day meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) released their statement. Nothing material changed. The Fed will continue to hold the federal funds rate near zero. The Fed will also continue to create at least $120 billion per month from thin air to buy Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities. Bond yields spiked and the...
  • The Lull Before The Storm (Gold)

    05/27/2021 8:45:21 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    SchiffGold ^ | 5-27-2021 | Peter Schiff
    Over the last several months, gold and silver have faced strong tailwinds due to market expectations that the Fed would tighten monetary policy sooner rather than later to fight price inflation. But after April’s hotter than expected CPI, that sentiment seems to have shifted and the markets are acting the way you would expect in an inflationary environment. Gold and silver have rallied and the dollar has shown weakness. In fact, gold pushed above the $1,900 an ounce level. In this Gold Videocast, Peter Schiff explains why he thinks this is just the lull before the real storm and now...
  • Copper prices top $4 a pound for the first time in over 9 years

    Copper futures topped $4 a pound on Friday for the first time since 2011, with expectations for a global economic recovery and a rise in renewable energy sources lifting the industrial metal’s demand outlook.Copper demand and prices “should continue to benefit from a recovering global economy and [a] transition to “green” energy sources,” said Brent Cook, an economic geologist and senior adviser for the newsletter Exploration Insights.
  • $7,000/oz Silver and ONE BANK...or maybe TWO!

    01/31/2021 9:10:17 AM PST · by amorphous · 163 replies
    Road To Roota ^ | Bix Weir
    The silver markets are rigged. Every day. Every trade. Every option. Every derivative. The silver markets have been rigged since the early 1970's when Alan Greenspan introduced computer market trading systems to the world beginning the long term commodity market rigging operation. Greenspan's Golden Secret // Since that time there has not been a day when the silver markets have been "freely traded". Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, knows the true "Fair Market Value" of silver! But like all price suppression schemes, the silver manipulation must come to an end and we are on the brink of that moment. The...
  • Podcast #9: Investing in GOLD (and How to Start) with Joe Grande

    08/11/2020 5:26:16 PM PDT · by rebuildus · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/11/20 | Patrick Rooney
    Patrick Rooney, Founder of Old School™(Natural Health / Success / Freedom), interviews businessman and experienced gold investor Joe Grande about the reasons people should consider investing in gold and silver, and how to get started.
  • Matt Bracken: Ammunition Is Money as Communists Get Ready To Shoot Back (Video)

    08/07/2020 8:09:58 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 116 replies
    Banned Video ^ | August 6, 2020 | Matt Bracken
    Matt Bracken guest hosts The Alex Jones Show to break down the true value of stocking up on ammunition.
  • Roger Sherman, & the importance of gold & silver

    08/02/2020 3:07:32 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 23, 2020 | Bill Federer
    He was the only person to sign all four of these America's founding documents: Articles of Association, 1774; Declaration of Independence, 1776; Articles of Confederation, 1777; U.S. Constitution, 1787. Who was he? Roger Sherman. At age 19, Roger Sherman's father died and he supported his family as a shoe cobbler, helping his two younger brothers to attend college and become clergymen. Roger Sherman was a surveyor and merchant, but when a neighbor needed legal advice, he studied to help, only to be inspired to become a lawyer. Sherman was elected a state senator, a judge and a delegate to the...
  • Gold storms past $1,800 towards new record high (Inflation?)

    07/08/2020 9:22:56 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 64 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 8, 2020 | Peter Hobson
    LONDON (Reuters) - Gold pushed above $1,800 an ounce on Wednesday for the first time since 2011, with analysts expecting further gains as investors stock up on an asset they expect to hold its value while the coronavirus convulses the global economy. Spot gold prices have surged 40% in the last 14 months and are within striking distance of 2011's record high of $1,920.30 an ounce. "We'll be challenging the $2,000 level by the end of the year," said Ross Norman, an independent analyst. "We are in a bull market for gold." (Graphic: Gold's latest rally, Powering the rally...