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This situation reminds me of the old goldsmiths (the original banks) who used to keep peoples gold and then give them a certificate of deposit, and then the smith's would loan the gold out to other parties, knowing that the depositors wouldn't want to withdraw all their gold at once. Of course, this was totally wrong, and many goldsmith's went out of business when their depositors began to make withdrawls in mass. This same situation could happen again, but on a global scale, and at that point, whosoevers holding the real physical metal, will be rewarded BIGTIME.
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I believe it's called a figure of speech...Part as a whole or personification or something.
The headline should be the least of our worries, imo.
ignominia et contemptum tyrannis
Habeo excelsum artem; afflixerim cum crudelitate illis qui laedas me
The affairs of gold-laden Gyges do not interest me.
Zealousy of the gods has never seized me nor anger
at their deeds. But I have no love for great tyranny
for its deeds are very far from my eyes. -Archilochus
Germans cause alarm with visit to Iran (BTW, the article states that GERMANY is IRAN'S BIGGEST TRADING PARTNER).
Found on today's Drudge Report. For some reason the Germans are getting a lot of financial press of late.
A little more US/German angst, perhaps? (From Germany/Iran Wiki page)
Around 50 German firms have their own branch offices in Iran and more than 12,000 firms have their own trade representatives in Iran. Several renowned German companies are involved in major Iranian infrastructure projects, especially in the petrochemical sector, like Linde, BASF, Lurgi, Krupp, Siemens, ZF Friedrichshafen, Mercedes, Volkswagen and MAN (2008).
In 2005 Germany had the largest share of Iran's export market with $5.67 billion (14.4%). In 2008, German exports to Iran increased 8.9 percent and comprised 84.7 percent of the total German-Iranian trade volume. The overall bilateral trade volume until the end of September 2008 stood at 3.23 billion euros, compared to 2.98 billion euros the previous year. The value of trade between Tehran and Berlin has increased from around 4.3 billion euro in 2009 to nearly 4.7 billion euro in 2010.
The German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) has estimated that economic sanctions against Iran may cost more than 10,000 German jobs and have a negative impact on the economic growth of Germany. Sanctions would especially hurt medium-sized German companies, which depend heavily on trade with Iran. There has been a shift in German business ties with Iran from long-term business to short-term and from large to mid-sized companies which have less business interests in the US and thus are less prone to American political pressure.
alleged update says germans are getting interference from the Fed on gold holdings. Not sure this is current events.
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Why most RPF members are against the US involvement with Israel explained by Mini-Me:
No anti-semitism, just logic.
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