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Save Our Gold

October 29th, 2014 By James Corbett

...if the “Save Our Swiss Gold” ballot does pass, there are already plans for a second referendum initiative: the creation of a gold franc as a second official currency by the federal government.

The Swiss have spoken and the results are in...sort of. The survey results, that is. Let me back up. On November 30th the Swiss will head to the polls to exercise that characteristically Swiss democratic institution, the referendum initiative.

There are three offerings on the plate for the Swiss this time around: The first is a call to further tighten the country's already notoriously strict immigration policies to allow just 0.2% of the resident population (about 16,000 people) to enter the country each year. (Interestingly, this initiative is being done under the title “Stop overpopulation – safeguard our natural resources.”) The second initiative would abolish the flat tax system and require wealthy ex-pats in the country to be taxed only on income and assets. But the third initiative, the “Save Our Swiss Gold” initiative, may prove the most sensational.

            If passed, the Swiss National Bank would be required to hold the equivalent of 20% of its assets in gold. It would also require the SNB to stop selling its gold (it has sold an average of one ton per day for the past five years) and require that the gold be stored in Switzer...

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The Future of Syria

October 25th, 2014
By James Corbett

So, let me understand... Shutting off the Iranian banking system from the outside world and depriving huge swathes of that population with access to the global economy is fine and dandy because of that country's nuclear research, but the new boogeyman-du-jour can't be sanctioned because of concern for the civilians?

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You Little People

October 22nd, 2014
By Bob Rinear

In essence, despite a zero interest rate policy that mainly helps the wealthy; struggling families with falling incomes ought to take steps to accumulate "considerable assets," as retirees take part-time jobs to make ends meet. Let them eat cake, indeed.

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Governing by Fear From Anthrax to Ebola

October 18th, 2014
By James Corbett

...all the reports about this supposed epidemic are based on faulty data provided by governmental agencies that have admittedly lied and covered up such data in the past to promote fear and terror for political and economic ends... ignore it. Tune it out. Turn off the TV and observe the actual world around you.

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The Markets Are Spooked

October 15th, 2014
By James Corbett

This does not seem to be the end of the track for the Fed's gravy train just yet, though. The Monday sell-off was not based on any new data or earnings reports, just a general spookiness working its way through the markets...

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Banker Admits Libor Conspiracy

October 11th, 2014
By James Corbett

...no executives will suffer so much as a sleepless night over the massive, systemic manipulation of the Libor rate and whatever system is brought in to take its place will be gamed in another way somewhere down the road.

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A New Floor or Ceiling for Gold

October 8th, 2014
By James Corbett

As the long-term store of value that most gold investors understand their gold holdings to be, nothing has happened to change the bigger picture for gold.

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Building Blocks of World Government With Treaties and Trade Deal

October 6th, 2014
By James Corbett

Given the high stakes these agreements involve, why have we heard almost nothing about them? The obvious answer is that the rich and powerful interests that stand to benefit the most from these treaties are in bed with the interests that own the media outlets most people rely on for daily news.

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Remembering Stan Monteith

October 1st, 2014
By James Corbett

Like Bob Chapman who passed away before him, Doctor Stan was part of a generation of pioneers who laid the groundwork for the modern alt media movement.

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Dance of the Whirling Diplomats

September 27th, 2014
By James Corbett

Of course, it's all hypocritical nonsense. America's closest allies in the Gulf, including the dictatorial House of Saud and the Qataris have been among the biggest suppliers of arms and funds for the Syrian jihadis.

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Big Savings in May from Mountain House

May 21st, 2013
By The Freeze Dry Guy

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Robert Chapman Gold Coin

Bob Chapman Gold Coin A gold coin to honor Bob Chapman. A special offer from Central Metals Corp.

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Bob Chapman

The creator of the International Forecaster, Bob Chapman.