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duggy2 Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 8:19 AM
All talk of gold standard is bullflowers.. a. There isn't enough gold to back the currency now in circulation..we sold it all at 35 dollars an ounce until nixie took us off the gold standard just as we ran out of it b. Gold backing is irrelevant...fiat currency works well as long as the govt issues it. ..it doesnt..a private bank counterfeits all us currency. .the federal reserve bank is not federal any more than fedex..it is privately held. .a criminal syndicate. .incorporated in delaware..the federal reserve bank association has fooled most of the people most of the time..it prints federal reserve notes and uses them to purchase american govt IOUs aka treasuries for which you and i pay endlessly with income taxbux C, very few realize
OldMexicanblog Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 12:33 PM
Re: duggy2,
-- There isn't enough gold to back the currency now in circulation --

What you're really saying is that there are too many dollars to back up with gold on a ratio that can keep the pretense of a strong dollar. If one let the to the market the job to place the correct price of an ounce of gold compared to all the dollars in existence, the exchange would be closer to $10,000 per ounce of gold instead of the current $1,750.00 per ounce.

The idea that you can keep the dollar strong is foolish. The idea that there's not enough gold to keep the pretense of a strong dollar is pure sophystry.
binc Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 8:57 AM
If there isn't enough gold in circulation to back up our dollar, perhaps it's because China has and still is buying it in large quantities.
duggy2 Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 8:22 AM
C, very few realize the astonishing fact that the currency was privately created by the ngo fed. ..but. ..backed by the citizens' gold. ..our government backed counterfeit dollars with government gold until 1971.......

Government debt should be an oxymoron...it is moronic for governments to borrow. They should simply print money free from debt that the taxpayers otherwise have to bear...bennie bankie and timmie treasurie cant belive the public puts up with their ponzi ripoff...oh,  right. ..madoff is now said to have started in the 70's...i guess the simpler the scam. ......the longer it can last......wow...

Private bank cartel prints money. ..debt         govt prints money. ...no debt

duggy2 Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 8:23 AM
It is not complicated. ..arcane. ..abstruse..mysterious.....unknowable...it is simple. ..we are being swindled by the families of the owners of the fed...we are racing toward the fisclif...we must end the fed's license to print frns

Die falscher lends. ...government spends
Makes irs extract. ...to  pay the loanshark  back

FletchforFreedom Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 10:29 AM
All the listed "problems" with the gold standard are bullflowers..

a. The amount of gold available is IRRELEVANT - all that is required is that currency be redeemable. The gov't still has gold and can obtain more to back currency (or private firms can issue currency that is NOT counterfeit)

b. fiat currency has been an unmitigated disaster - it is the SOLE source of inflation. The ostensible private ownership of the Fed is designed to convince fools to overlook the fact that the Fed is a GOVERNMENT monopoly. Central bank fiat money has been just as disastrous where no such ostensible private ownership exists (which is why "c" is astonishingly NON-factual)

Come to the real world!

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