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    So, Ecuador gave Wikileak's Asange asylum. Now suppose you are Ecuador. You might give Asange asylum out of the goodness of your heart, or maybe just to rankle the bullyboy to the north (they recently threw the US military out of Ecuador). Or maybe you wanted a little peak at the secret files. Certainly you would ASK for a little peak, if not make it a term of the deal.

    Now suppose you are the President of Ecuador - an economist - and you see something in the secret documents that makes little red flags go up in your head. And a couple months later, you begin a gentle repatriation of your country's gold reserves.

    Just musing . . .
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    Ecuador's president is a hardcore statist. He believes in government control of the press and the economy.
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    hmmmmmm
    Samuel 8
    10 Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king.11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots.12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers.14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants.15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants.16 Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle[c] and donkeys he will take for his own use.17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves.18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by jj- View Post
    Ecuador's president is a hardcore statist. He believes in government control of the press and the economy.
    hard to keep control when your currency is crap.
    that gold will keep him in power when shit hits the fan.
    Samuel 8
    10 Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king.11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots.12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers.14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants.15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants.16 Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle[c] and donkeys he will take for his own use.17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves.18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by jj- View Post
    Ecuador's president is a hardcore statist. He believes in government control of the press and the economy.
    Not suggesting he is anything but a typical tyrant out for his own interests. BUT he is a tyrant with some new high level inside information. And now he wants his country's gold in hand rather than in a foreign bank vault. Why?
    The proper concern of society is the preservation of individual freedom; the proper concern of the individual is the harmony of society.

    "Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow." - Byron

    "Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe." - Milton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acala View Post
    So...
    ..
    Now suppose you are the President of Ecuador - an economist - and you see something in the secret documents that makes little red flags go up in your head. And a couple months later, you begin a gentle repatriation of your country's gold reserves.

    Just musing . . .
    +1 Rep, but...
    What world leader doesn't already know the USA is totally broke and/or low on gold reserves?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy Vidual View Post
    +1 Rep, but...
    What world leader doesn't already know the USA is totally broke and/or low on gold reserves?
    Agreed. But what is NOT known by most, and really only speculated by some, is that the world's gold supply is no longer where some of its owners think it is and that the amount of real gold in the world is dramatically less - perhaps orders of magnitude less - than what appears to exist on paper due to massive re-hypothecation and that when push comes to shove, lots of people and countries who think they own some gold are going to end up empty handed or with the sad consolation prized of being paid off in paper money.
    The proper concern of society is the preservation of individual freedom; the proper concern of the individual is the harmony of society.

    "Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow." - Byron

    "Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe." - Milton






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