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(Economist)   Bundesbank withdraws 674 tons of gold from US and French vaults at the same time HBO2 airs 'Die Hard with a Vengeance', which means that Jeremy Irons and Alan Rickman will jointly control the Federal Reserve   (economist.com) divider line 64
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2013-01-21 03:19:31 PM

InternetSecurityGuard: Hmm...

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www.wearysloth.com

Maybe he's a Republican.
 
2013-01-21 03:24:17 PM
46 posts in and no hot Alan Rickman pics? Farkettes, I am disappoint.

I'll start:

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2013-01-21 03:46:40 PM
Another article says they're only taking 300 out of the 1500 tonnes stored at the Fed Reserve.

One thing I am wondering is how/when/why all that was stored there in the first place?

I doubt they were storing that gold there during WWii. Was Germany's banking system too insecure after the war?
 
2013-01-21 03:49:31 PM

Miss Stein: 46 posts in and no hot Alan Rickman pics? Farkettes, I am disappoint.


He's too sexy for this thread
 
2013-01-21 04:05:58 PM

Animatronik:

Here's a question for farkers: is it possible to make an object that is gold plated such all noninvasive tests (no drilling, melting, cutting) will fail to detect that it isn't solid gold, and if its impossible, what's the 'best you can do"?


Tungsten cores with thick enough gold plating that slate tests are fooled. You could not get the density perfect but if you got the weight right even x-rays can't tell the difference.
 
2013-01-21 04:12:42 PM

WeenerGord: Miss Stein: 46 posts in and no hot Alan Rickman pics? Farkettes, I am disappoint.

He's too sexy for this thread


Funny, except now I have that song stuck in my head, arrrgh.

/cranks up "Kashmir"
 
2013-01-21 04:19:19 PM
www.thesundaytimes.co.uk

/Hang on, lads; I've got a great idea!
 
2013-01-21 05:31:20 PM

Animatronik: Here's a question for farkers: is it possible to make an object that is gold plated such all noninvasive tests (no drilling, melting, cutting) will fail to detect that it isn't solid gold, and if its impossible, what's the 'best you can do"?


Very possible - and has been done using tungsten.

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Link

Unless you're buying gold with artistic value, you probably should tear them open. It's not like you're going to ruin the value of a gold bar if you cut it in half.

I wonder how they know that huge gold nugget that just got found is solid gold.
 
2013-01-21 05:40:17 PM

Happy Hours: Animatronik: Here's a question for farkers: is it possible to make an object that is gold plated such all noninvasive tests (no drilling, melting, cutting) will fail to detect that it isn't solid gold, and if its impossible, what's the 'best you can do"?

Very possible - and has been done using tungsten.

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Link

Unless you're buying gold with artistic value, you probably should tear them open. It's not like you're going to ruin the value of a gold bar if you cut it in half.

I wonder how they know that huge gold nugget that just got found is solid gold.


Archimedes' principle?
 
2013-01-21 06:06:38 PM
Die Hard movies hurt my brain.
 
2013-01-21 07:07:45 PM
<i>Gold reserves are a relatively convenient way to maintain access to foreign currency in a pinch, but their value is mostly symbolic. For better or worse, contemporary fiat currency systems do not require bullion in order to function. What they do require is faith.</i>

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2013-01-21 07:54:23 PM

Feral_and_Preposterous: Die Hard movies hurt my brain.


Stick to the Delta Force movies then.
 
2013-01-21 08:25:28 PM
Nemo's Brother: The socialist utopia EU had all buy failed. Who would guess countries filled with lazy tax cheats demanding excessive entitlements would fail?

spawn73: And by that you mean, it hasn't failed at all, and even the dumbfark Greeks and Irish couldn´t put a dent in the Euro.


"The lowest unemployment rates were recorded in Austria (4.4%), Luxembourg (5.2%), Germany and the Netherlands (both 5.4%), which are near full employment. Spain (25.8%) and Greece (25.1% in July) had the highest unemployment in the eurozone, while France looks much like Italy (both at 10.8%), with a steady rise in joblessness. August data for Greece will be published next week, although the true picture is probably worse than the official figures show as a growing number of Greek workers remain nominally employed but have not been paid for some time."

These are Depression level unemployment rates in Spain and Greece and severe recession level unemployment levels in France and Italy.

On the other hand, perhaps Greece and Spain are happy to remain colonies of the Northern European core rather than manage their own currency, feeling that is better of bad choices.
 
2013-01-22 03:38:10 AM

JungleBoogie: Nemo's Brother: The socialist utopia EU had all buy failed. Who would guess countries filled with lazy tax cheats demanding excessive entitlements would fail?

spawn73: And by that you mean, it hasn't failed at all, and even the dumbfark Greeks and Irish couldn´t put a dent in the Euro.

"The lowest unemployment rates were recorded in Austria (4.4%), Luxembourg (5.2%), Germany and the Netherlands (both 5.4%), which are near full employment. Spain (25.8%) and Greece (25.1% in July) had the highest unemployment in the eurozone, while France looks much like Italy (both at 10.8%), with a steady rise in joblessness. August data for Greece will be published next week, although the true picture is probably worse than the official figures show as a growing number of Greek workers remain nominally employed but have not been paid for some time."

These are Depression level unemployment rates in Spain and Greece and severe recession level unemployment levels in France and Italy.

On the other hand, perhaps Greece and Spain are happy to remain colonies of the Northern European core rather than manage their own currency, feeling that is better of bad choices.


Why are you telling me this?

I don't feel Spain and Greece are subjects to anyone. Their economy is farked up because they farked it up. Noone came in and did it for them.

They´d be correct if they assume it would be worse without the Euro.
 
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