Why It Pays To Invest In Gold

By Bob Schwartz, California Gold Nugget Prospector

There is a giant vacuum scooping up most of your financial wealth and you dont even hear the noise. Quite simply, you are going broke. The US currency was designed to be, literally, as good as gold, from the very beginning. The Constitution states that our currency was meant to be only gold and silver to prevent exactly what is been happening to the US dollar right now.

When the gold standard was set in place the price of gold remained a constant $20.65 per ounce and fluctuated only one penny over the years 1833 to 1890. From the years 1891 to 1930 the price of gold was still pretty stable. The low was $20.58 and the high $21.32 per ounce. This means that for the period of 1833 through 1930, a total of 97 years, the price for 1 ounce of gold changed only 74 in US dollars. An interesting fact is that gold hit an all-time low $17.06 during the Depression year of 1931.

Many people believe that the 1931 goal was influenced by the newly formed Federal Reserve which kept the money supply very tight. Some believe that it was the Great Depression that created the Federal Reserve. Actually, the Federal Reserve was created in 1913, well before the Great Depression. Since the Fed’s creation, the US has been slowly going off the gold standard. On August 15, 1971, President Nixon announced that the United States would no longer redeem US currency for gold. This was actually the final step for the US abandoning the gold standard.

Since going off the gold standard the value of the US dollar has been steadily and continuously declining. While the actual price of gold remained fairly consistent, one has to look at the value of the dollar. Since going off the gold standard, the dollar has declined.

Recently the price of gold hit all time highs at over $1400 an ounce. Since then the rate has dropped below $1400 but the Federal Reserves latest scheme to buy 600 trillion of the Treasury’s debt, it seems certain that gold is about to reach a new high once again.

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Now here’s an interesting fact: In 1964, a quarter would buy you a gallon of gas. Quarters made in 1964 and earlier were roughly 90% silver and 10% copper. Today, with gas going for about three dollars a gallon, the silver in that pre-1964 quarter would buy over a gallon and a half worth of gas. So you can see, it’s not that the price of silver has gone up so much. It’s the fact that the dollar has been tumbling that makes this possible.

There are many out there that are saying this is a gold and silver bubble and it’s about to bust.

The uncontrolled spending here in California by the state government, as well as the Federal government, indicates the dollar value will continually erode, at least in the foreseeable future.

It takes about 5 1/2 pre-1964 quarters to make up 1 ounce of silver. In my example above you can see that the price of gold and silver actually remains quite constant, while the paper currencies that are not tried to gold and silver have actually declined. One can look to the European countries to see the crisis that’s happening with the Euro and individual currencies.

Today the current country in economic distress is Ireland, a few weeks ago it was Greece, and people believe Spain is in the same boat.

This overspending and debt creation has been driving the purchasing power of the dollar down. This is exactly what the founders of the Constitution warned us about and foresaw to prevent by putting us on a gold standard to back our currency. The current $600 trillion Treasury note debt purchase by the Federal Reserve, is just a tax on all US citizens. The government is taking money from each and every citizen by pushing down the value of the dollar. The vast majority of citizens don’t realize this is a tax; in reality that’s exactly what it is.

If you listen to the government, you’ll hear there is no inflation. Go to the grocery store and look at prices for basic staples (milk, fresh vegetables, cheese); they’ve all gone way up. Even though ones salary has been pretty consistent, youre able to purchase much less and have much less disposable income. The concern is not the fact that these commodities are going up; it is that the dollar value is going down.

Investor portfolios should include gold investment in order to offset the decline in the dollars purchasing power.

The majority of the worlds gold mining results in fine gold dust and natural gold nuggets are rare. Everyone should have some investments in gold.

My personal passion is weekend gold nugget hunting. The adventure of finding my own nuggets is a joy. Meeting many other prospectors has been educational and fun.

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Talk:Former Miss Austria Ena Kadic dies after mountain fall

It was hard to extract enough material for an article, to the extent I even looked up WN:LENGTH to satisfy myself. The Miss Austria website is in German, naturally, but it’s not too taxing. Only three things are sourced here;

Incidentally, a bug in {{sources}} is messing with the URL. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 19:32, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Please move the article to Former Miss Austria Ena Kadi? dies after mountain fall.
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UK vending machines begin selling sex toys

Thursday, March 9, 2006 

Bars and nightclubs in London, Manchester, and Newcastle, UK, now carry vending machines selling sex toys for about £5. These fuchsia-pink Tabooboo machines are usually located near toilets to render deliberating customers a modicum of privacy. However, some hairdressing salons are giving the machines “center stage”. Products available from these unconventional vending machines include mini vibrators, “silicone ticklers”, “lust fingers”, and bottles of “love liquid” (an edible lubricant).

The Alphabet Bar in London’s West End, host to the first sex toy vending machine in the U.K., claims many people visit especially for the machine, and describes it as a “great success”. Alan Lucas, the managing director of the company behind this enterprise, Tabooboo, suggests that the success of the machines is due to younger people having a more liberal view of sex toys. He stated, “The most popular product is a vibrating rod ring which is something [the man] wears [on his penis]”.

The machines are expected to begin appearing in the U.S. and Italy.



Talk:Former Miss Austria Ena Kadic dies after mountain fall

It was hard to extract enough material for an article, to the extent I even looked up WN:LENGTH to satisfy myself. The Miss Austria website is in German, naturally, but it’s not too taxing. Only three things are sourced here;

Incidentally, a bug in {{sources}} is messing with the URL. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 19:32, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Please move the article to Former Miss Austria Ena Kadi? dies after mountain fall.
14.139.242.195 (talk) 20:49, 22 October 2015 (UTC)



How Do I Get Rid Of A Large Tree Easily?

How Do I Get Rid of a Large Tree Easily?

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Bill Clinton C.

Trees are nice and all, and they can certainly contribute a lot to our environment but sometimes they\’re more of a nuisance than anything else. For example, if a tree grows in the wrong place, or worse, falls down and breaks things that are critical to your local infrastructure, it can cause huge problems. And due to its sheer size and weight, a tree can be very difficult to deal with on your own.

That doesn\’t mean it\’s impossible to solve that problem though you just need to know who you can call for that purpose. Some companies actually specialize in providing tree removal services, and they are exactly what you need if you want to get rid of a tree that\’s suddenly become a problem. We know what\’s probably on your mind how much is this going to cost? Well the good news is, tree removal isn\’t all that expensive in most cases. The bad news is, it\’s not exactly easy to predict how much the whole thing is going to cost you until the company has actually evaluated your situation.

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That\’s because tree removal can be a simple and straightforward job sometimes, and in other cases it can be extremely complicated and time-consuming. Many of the good companies that offer this service would often be willing to give you a free quote though, so keep that in mind and make use of this whenever it\’s available. Whether or not you\’ll get this kind of deal depends on how far you are from the company\’s offices in most cases.

Additionally, what you want to happen with the tree after it\’s removed as an obstruction is also going to play a role in the final price. If you\’re fine with leaving the tree there then the company servicing you would usually be more than happy to just leave it there too. But if you need it completely gone from your property, this might incur additional charges due to the transportation work required from the removal specialists. Keep that in mind before you even contact them in the first place, and know exactly what you\’re going to request from them too.

And if you live in an area where this is a more common problem than a random occurrence, you may want to establish some more serious relationship with a tree removal company close to you. There should be plenty of choices for companies that can give you an ongoing service if you need it, so just research the situation in your local area and find out which companies you can hire for continuous services like that. Remember, those trees can quickly become a much more serious issue if you leave them unattended, especially if they\’re blocking major paths used in your work so don\’t leave them there and take care of them as soon as the problem occurs. It\’s not going to be that difficult to get those trees removed from your property if you\’re simply timely enough in contacting the company for that!

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Japanese earthquake death toll surpasses ten thousand

Friday, March 25, 2011 

The death toll from the Sendai earthquake has now increased to over ten thousand. In Japan, the National Police Agency has stated that 10,019 are now known to have been killed as a result of the disaster.

The Agency also reported that 2,775 had been injured and the location of 17,541 individuals was unknown. Meanwhile, 1,900 evacuation sites are now thought to be occupied by approximately a quarter of a million people.

When the event happened two weeks ago, 18,000 thousand households were destroyed and 130,000 were damaged by the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami. In spite of this, twelve of the fifteen north-eastern ports of Japan have recommenced operating, while the majority of the oil terminals of the country remained open, according to Inchcape Shipping Services.

Amongst the aftermath of the earthquake, plant number 3 at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant is suspected to have been damaged and may be releasing radiation. The Japanese government have reported that an ongoing investigation is occurring to attempt to discover the cause of the radiation leak at the power plant. Chinese authorities have reported two Japanese tourists were found to have levels of radiation “seriously exceeding limits” on their clothing and luggage. In Tokyo, the amount of radiation in the supply of water has decreased, however it remains high in various parts of the north of Japan.

According to BBC News Online, two workers were hospitalised because of the leak. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), who operate the building, reported that three employees placing electrical cables at the location were given treatment for being exposed to radioactive water; they had experienced ten thousand times the regular amount of radioactivity. Of those three men, beta rays caused two of them to receive burns. The two individuals did not stop working despite meters advising of unsafe radiation levels. It was later discovered that they were wearing inadequate protective footwear and failed to draw their attention to a radiation alert. TEPCO has since received government orders to improve worker management.

The radiation emitted from the plant has had a significant effect on the Japanese food industry. In the surrounding areas of the plant, shipments of foodstuffs have been prohibited. In Fukushima prefecture, residents have been advised not to consume eleven leafy green vegetable types produced locally due to radiation concerns. There has also been a significant decrease in customer demand at a fish market in Tsukiji.

Japanese product importers have discovered some foodstuffs to have a small radiation amount, which is not thought to be potentially deadly. Numerous Asian countries, the European Union, Australia, Russia and the United States have prohibited milk items, seafood and vegetables from being imported from various Japanese prefectures.

Closing the power plant down may take at least one month to achieve. Speaking to AFP, an individual talking on behalf of TEPCO stated that the company is “still in the process of assessing the damage at the plant, so that we can’t put a deadline on when the cooling operations will work again”. Residents living within thirty kilometres of the plant have been advised to avoid going outdoors to attempt to prevent radiation exposure as far as possible.



Japanese earthquake death toll surpasses ten thousand

Friday, March 25, 2011 

The death toll from the Sendai earthquake has now increased to over ten thousand. In Japan, the National Police Agency has stated that 10,019 are now known to have been killed as a result of the disaster.

The Agency also reported that 2,775 had been injured and the location of 17,541 individuals was unknown. Meanwhile, 1,900 evacuation sites are now thought to be occupied by approximately a quarter of a million people.

When the event happened two weeks ago, 18,000 thousand households were destroyed and 130,000 were damaged by the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami. In spite of this, twelve of the fifteen north-eastern ports of Japan have recommenced operating, while the majority of the oil terminals of the country remained open, according to Inchcape Shipping Services.

Amongst the aftermath of the earthquake, plant number 3 at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant is suspected to have been damaged and may be releasing radiation. The Japanese government have reported that an ongoing investigation is occurring to attempt to discover the cause of the radiation leak at the power plant. Chinese authorities have reported two Japanese tourists were found to have levels of radiation “seriously exceeding limits” on their clothing and luggage. In Tokyo, the amount of radiation in the supply of water has decreased, however it remains high in various parts of the north of Japan.

According to BBC News Online, two workers were hospitalised because of the leak. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), who operate the building, reported that three employees placing electrical cables at the location were given treatment for being exposed to radioactive water; they had experienced ten thousand times the regular amount of radioactivity. Of those three men, beta rays caused two of them to receive burns. The two individuals did not stop working despite meters advising of unsafe radiation levels. It was later discovered that they were wearing inadequate protective footwear and failed to draw their attention to a radiation alert. TEPCO has since received government orders to improve worker management.

The radiation emitted from the plant has had a significant effect on the Japanese food industry. In the surrounding areas of the plant, shipments of foodstuffs have been prohibited. In Fukushima prefecture, residents have been advised not to consume eleven leafy green vegetable types produced locally due to radiation concerns. There has also been a significant decrease in customer demand at a fish market in Tsukiji.

Japanese product importers have discovered some foodstuffs to have a small radiation amount, which is not thought to be potentially deadly. Numerous Asian countries, the European Union, Australia, Russia and the United States have prohibited milk items, seafood and vegetables from being imported from various Japanese prefectures.

Closing the power plant down may take at least one month to achieve. Speaking to AFP, an individual talking on behalf of TEPCO stated that the company is “still in the process of assessing the damage at the plant, so that we can’t put a deadline on when the cooling operations will work again”. Residents living within thirty kilometres of the plant have been advised to avoid going outdoors to attempt to prevent radiation exposure as far as possible.



Stench of rotting corpses drives Russian doomsday group from cave

Monday, May 19, 2008 

The last remaining members of the Russian doomsday group True Russian Orthodox Church emerged from a cave outside Penza Friday, after enduring the toxic stench of rotting corpses from two deceased members of their group. Interfax quoted authorities who said that fumes from the corpses in the cave threatened the nine remaining members of the group with poisoning and intoxication. Members entered the cave in November 2007 under instruction from their leader Pyotr Kuznetsov, and were under the belief that the world was coming to an end in May of this year.

Thirty-five members of the group entered the underground cave, 650km (400 miles) south-east of Moscow, in November in order to wait for the end of the world. The group members threatened mass suicide by igniting gasoline canisters if authorities attempted to intervene and remove them.

When Russian Orthodox priests were brought in to negotiate in November, the group members refused to speak with them. The group’s leader Kuznetsov, a trained engineer, instructed his followers not to listen to the radio or watch television. True Orthodox Church is a splinter group of the Russian Orthodox Church. Members believe that bar codes are Satanic symbols and refuse to eat processed food.

In November Kuznetsov, 43, was arrested and charged with setting up a religious organization associated with violence. In March, Kuznetsov attempted to commit suicide by banging his head with a log, after the spiritual leader realized he was wrong about his prophecy of apocalypse. After undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, Kuznetsov was determined to be schizophrenic. “It was an attempted suicide. Pyotr put his head on a tree stump and started hitting his head with a log,” said Oleg Melnichenko, deputy goveror of the Penza region. According to local prosecutor Grigori Zhitenev, Kuznetsov attempted to commit suicide because “the end of the world has not come”.

When the roof collapsed approximately a month ago, 24 members including four children left the cave. A male member of the group who had previously left the cave told Russia Today TV that one female member died of malnutrition while fasting, and another female member died of cancer. Both of their bodies were buried in a hole in the cave. Emergency workers discovered the bodies while trying to shore up supports in the cave which previously underwent partial cave-ins due to melting snow. The bodies of the two dead women were exhumed after the nine members of the group left the cave, and forensic tests were conducted on the bodies.

“We could smell the stench through ventilation holes. As we pulled out the dead bodies, we suggested the others leave and they agreed,” said local official Vladimir Provotorov in a statement quoted by Interfax. Provotorov said authorities believed the remaining members of the group would be poisoned by the toxic fumes of the decomposing bodies of the two dead females. There was “a real threat of poisoning from toxic corpse fumes,” said Provotorov. Oleg Melnichenko said the stench of the corpses drove the remaining members out of the cave. According to the International Herald Tribune, the Penza regional Prosecutor General’s Office confirmed the Interfax report.

A physician is examining the eight women and one man that emerged from the cave on Friday, and prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Tatyana Ostrovskaya said authorities are in the process of deciding whether or not to pursue criminal charges related to the two dead women. “We are examining the bodies to see if we will open a criminal case,” said Ostrovskaya. The majority of the members of the True Russian Orthodox Church still believe that the world will soon end, and await the apocalypse in the village of Nikolskoye in a cottage owned by their leader Kuznetsov.



Turbo Fire Workout By Chalene Johnson

By Jake Devenz

The creator of Turbo Jam and Chalean Extreme is at it again. Chalene Johnson is creating a new workout called the Turbo Fire Workout.

Chalene Johnson has become a household name when it comes to at home workout dvd programs. She has taken the techniques she has developed over the years and put them in some extremely popular workout dvds. And now she is at it again with her new workout set to be released in the spring of 2010 called Turbo Fire.

Turbo Fire is sure to be a high energy and high impact workout. Rumors have it that this workout is going to focus more on the cardio aspects of workouts verses weights and resistance. This would be awesome because that means the Turbo Fire Workout would need no extra equipment like resistance bands or dumbbells.

Even the name Turbo Fire says to me that this workout is going to be intense and full of energy. Chalene is known for her high energy and enthusiastic personality. Many people love her workouts because she comes across as just friend that is right there working out with you in your living room. Plus her techniques have helped a tremendous amount of people lose weight and live a healthier life.

Besides Turbo Fire, Chalean Extreme and Turbo Jam she does have a few other workouts that have also been very popular. Her versatile workout techniques and glowing personality is sure to make Turbo Fire another great workout from Chalene Johnson.

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Will turbo fire be more popular than her other workouts? That is yet to be seen. There are a number of people that have told me they like Turbo Jam the best or CLX the best, but is for sure is she always puts her heart and soul into her workouts and the Turbo Fire workout is going to be no different in that aspect.

Will Turbo Fire be Better than the Insanity Workout?

Here we are again with another versus of the workouts. Our two contestants this time are the Insanity Workout and the brand new unreleased Turbo Fire Workout by Chalene Johnson.

These workouts are going to be great to compare because it is said that the Turbo Fire Workout is being designed as a cardio heavy workout much like the Insanity.

First the Insanity Workout

Shaun Ts Insanity Workout has exceeded all expectations. His workout is rivaling the ever popular P90X workout and for the last 7 months, and continues to grow in popularity. Insanity is a no weights, cardio heavy workout. You do not need to buy any equipment for the Insanity workout which is one reason why it is so attractive.

Now the Turbo Fire Workout

This workout is said to be a cardio heavy workout. It is still in development so we will soon find out if weights are necessary. Even if weights are needed Chalene Johnson always puts out top quality workouts. Her workouts are often very popular with women, and her bubbly personality and cutting edge fitness techniques make her popular with everyone.

Insanity Workout vs. Turbo Fire Workout

This is sure to be an epic battle. If it is true that Turbo Fire is a cardio workout we will be able to do an apples to apples comparison on which is the better workout. Right now it is hard to determine what home workout system is the best between Insanity and P90X because they are so different.

One thing is for sure and that is Chalene Johnson always puts her heart and soul into her workouts and makes them the best they can possibly be. This should be no different.

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Garden at Elmwood and Forest in Buffalo, N.Y. dedicated

Thursday, June 22, 2006 

Buffalo, New York – Yesterday, a recently-planted garden and “Welcome to the Elmwood Village” sign at the corner of Elmwood and Forest Avenues in Buffalo, New York was dedicated to the community at 6 PM. The garden was planted by a group of local citizens known as the Elmwood Village Gatekeepers, who formed to maintain the green space on the corner which is unmaintained by Hans Mobius, the owner of the land and properties at 1109-1121 Elmwood.

“This is our neighborhood, and we don’t want to see it go down-hill. The lawns are part of the look of this corner that we love, and we can do something about,” said Joe Runfola an area resident.

The Gatekeepers are hopeful that the “annuals and the perennials planted in the garden can be enjoyed by all for years to come,” said owner of Don Apparel with Patty Morris, Nancy Pollina.

Local artist Steven Myers and owner of Gateway Studios on Elmwood and Forest painted the new welcome sign.

“In the design, I wish to show the transition from green parks, to lively urban neighborhoods, to downtown, in the background. The four colors, red, white, yellow and black will also be incorporated in their pure form to represent the Native American medicine wheel, which teaches us that the four symbolic races are all part of the same human family,” said Myers.

The newly formed group hopes to plant an elm tree at the proposed site in July.

So far, 2 of the 5 businesses on the proposed site have relocated or closed their doors. The group is hopeful that a lawsuit filed against the developer Savarino Construction Services Corporation and the City of Buffalo will stop the proposal from moving forward and hope that the garden can become a “community garden.”

The preliminary hearing, which was scheduled for 9:30am today was initially postponed until July 20, 2006; however, attorney Arthur J. Giacalone, who is representing the petitioners of the lawsuit Nancy Pollina and Patricia Morris, Angeline Genovese and Evelyn Bencinich, owners of residences on Granger Place which abut the rear of the proposed site, Nina Freudenheim, a resident of nearby Penhurst Park, and Sandra Girage, the owner of a two-family residence on Forest Avenue less than a hundred feet from the proposed hotel’s sole entrance and exit driveway, has said that the preliminary hearing has been postponed indefinitely and at the moment no new date has been set. According to Giacalone, Savarino Construstion has not yet presented their case and has not yet filed their papers.








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