Forget "Blood Diamonds", Here Comes "Conflict Gold"

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Fri, 06/17/2011 - 09:58 | 1377357 Jack Mehoff
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Control, it's all about control.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 10:04 | 1377387 legal eagle
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You can't melt diamonds. Impotent gesture.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 10:15 | 1377412 Cognitive Dissonance
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Since when did impotence ever stop power hungry manipulating assholes from waving their dicks around? In fact there seems to be a direct correlation between impotence and dick waving.

Not that....I......would..............know.......... :>)

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 10:21 | 1377439 trav7777
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noothing pohlishes a doymuhnd like the blood of a bleck mehn

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 14:13 | 1378197 Dr. Acula
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BTW, diamonds decay into the lower-energy graphite configuration with a half-life of 4 trillion years.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 15:08 | 1378404 smlbizman
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what about "conflict cotton"

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 17:01 | 1378772 SWRichmond
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I think it's fairly obvious that this is a semi-legislated "Goldfinger" scheme to elevate the value of "some" gold by lowering the value of "other" gold through questioning its origins.

Brought to you by the world anti-gold council.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 18:26 | 1378938 jackbooted gauleiter
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What about blood oranges?

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 10:20 | 1377428 Pladizow
Fri, 06/17/2011 - 11:09 | 1377609 Clampit
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Cool the Z machine (I've seen an original of this pic posted outside the lab):

Diamonds are one of the best thermal conductors available, coupled with astronomical melting temps = need big oven.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 12:08 | 1377781 downrodeo
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That is remarkable. Still, using diamonds for fusion reactions doesn't seem to deal with the issue of the cost of energy. Then again, the diamond market is one of the most, if not the most, rigged markets in existence. Perhaps we've found the fuel of the future...

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 13:21 | 1378066 legal eagle
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I stand corrected then.  Still....a garden variety terrorist in a base camp can melt gold, not a diamond.  Only terrorists like Bush and Obama can access this technology.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 10:51 | 1377543 illyia
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Gold must be controlled lest it fall into terrorist's hands! It is the currency of terror! Only a terrorist needs gold!

Honest people would only use fiat because they have nothing to hide.


Fri, 06/17/2011 - 11:00 | 1377565 JW n FL
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I like you even though you are a woman and lack the logic gene.. you seem to be doing ok in this one instance without it.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 11:10 | 1377614 Cognitive Dissonance
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Logic is precisely what men have been using for thousands of years to justify rape, robbery and oppresive government. I suspect we could all use a little bleach in our logic genes.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 11:22 | 1377650 flacon
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That's not a very logical statement. 



Fri, 06/17/2011 - 11:55 | 1377741 Cognitive Dissonance
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That's because I already used some Clorox in my gene pool. Mom said I used too much, but I'm a veteran of the tie-dye generation and thus I don't understand the term 'too much'. :>)

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 11:48 | 1377735 Phaethon
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That's one of the stupidest things I've read in a while.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 11:57 | 1377752 Cognitive Dissonance
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Sorry. Forgot the /sarc and /humor tags.

Keep coming back to ZH more often than once every few weeks. You'll eventually get the hang of it.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 12:01 | 1377765 RafterManFMJ
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Giving women the vote invariably leads to socialism and destruction of the country in question.  Not debatable, been proven with science and statistics; not going to bother linking as you can learn on your own at your own pace. Consider this a test of your intelligence and experience over your emotions.

Ok, edit. I went out on the world wide web and found this. Get you started.


Women's suffrage and government growth

Using data from 1870 to 1940, Lott and Larry Kenny studied how state government expenditures and revenue changed in 48 state governments after women obtained the right to vote. Women were able to vote in 29 states prior to women's suffrage and the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Lott found that the impact of granting of women's suffrage on per-capita state government expenditures and revenue was startling.[25]

His research indicates that women's suffrage had a bigger impact on government spending and taxes in states with a greater percentage of women. Even after accounting for variables such as industrialization, urbanization, education and income, per capita real state government spending, which had been flat or falling during the 10 years before women began voting, doubled during the next 11 years. The increase in government spending and revenue started immediately after women started voting in national elections and 19 additional state elections.[26]

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 12:14 | 1377789 Cognitive Dissonance
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Sure looks like giving women the right to vote destroyed America. It's all right there on the Internet and backed up by science and statistics no less. Nothing else could be the cause, just those silly illogical women voting for socialism.

I believe everything John Lott says.


Fri, 06/17/2011 - 13:12 | 1378035 trav7777
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your not to brite, eh?

there's a direct causal effect between women voting and government expenditures.  Your moronic strawman of "silly illogical," well...seems to sum up YOU

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 13:30 | 1378079 legal eagle
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Hilarious.  I love that:  "your not to brite"  instead of: "you're not too bright"  Love the irony when assholes pigeon themselves and show their level of ignorance.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 15:45 | 1378549 trav7777
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if you REALLY believe that I misspelt 3 words in a row, then you're the dumbest fuck on this board, man.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 16:59 | 1378766 RockyRacoon
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Would it ruin your image if you were to spell and use syntax correctly?

Get your panties out of a bunch.  If you CAN, why don't you?

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 21:48 | 1379356 legal eagle
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What I really think is you are a sloppy thinker, and a prick, just pointing out the obvious irony which, if you were not a prick, you would realize is humerous. Thanks for being concerned enough with my opinion to edit your post.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 15:03 | 1378387 tmosley
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Well, better sterilize all women so that only superior men can reproduce, then.


Fri, 06/17/2011 - 15:46 | 1378551 trav7777
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the woman that had you should have been.

Sterilization isn't the answer to everything, you dipshit.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 17:00 | 1378769 RockyRacoon
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Maybe not everything, but certainly some annoying things (looking intently at your avatar...).

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 16:29 | 1378690 RafterManFMJ
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The Rafterman enjoys a hearty laugh at your expense.  Note, I tried to prime you to think, and not react emotionally.  Women will, and do, vote for more 'free' goodies, more 'fatherlike' support from the state...women tend to be liberal socialists and only may change when they marry and realize, "HOLY ****, look at what *we* are paying in taxes!" Then they become fiscal consevatives.

So really CD you argue against research, facts, evolutionary biology, and history. Or herstory. Hey, good luck with that.

If this post bothers you and you are female, remember that no baby whales were bludgeoned to produce it, and in fact, it is all for the children. Feel better now? Sure you do!

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 01:07 | 1379663 Vlad Tepid
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Giving all men the right to vote was also a stupid decision.  I think it was proven, scientifically and logically, in the minds of the Founding Fathers, that only those with propertied interests should be trusted with the vote.  Universal manhood suffrage has been almost as big a blight as universal suffrage.

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 14:05 | 1380550 RafterManFMJ
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Very good point.  When the mob has the vote, they will vote themselves freebies from the productive. And they have been, and do.  

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 15:32 | 1378491 caconhma
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Women, by their  biological nature, are programmed to be intelligent parasites. They need a "body" to provide them and their offsprings with a "life support".

Granted, a lot of women are smart, hard working, highly productive, and very adorable but they are genetically programed to find and use a "provider body" to support them and their offsprings. This is the Nature Law and nobody, I repeat nobody, can change it. This is how the world has been designed & built. It is nothing wrong with it. Regardless of how smart and intelligent people are, they have to eat, pee, and poo. There are no ways around it.

Consequently, it is natural for women to vote for a Big Government trying to gain additional "free" benefits from it.


We humans must know & understand the nature and behave accordingly in our quest for happy and  enjoyable lives.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 13:14 | 1378028 trav7777
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this is categorically stupid and incorrect

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 15:29 | 1378490 legal eagle
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Do you really mean "categorically stupid".  Is English your second language then?

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 15:51 | 1378559 trav7777
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yes, I do...and YOU are categorically stupid as well.

Let's have teh interwebz help us out here:

Definition of CATEGORICAL. 1: absolute, unqualified <a categorical denial>

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 19:42 | 1379064 Bolweevil
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Girl fight!

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 21:53 | 1379368 legal eagle
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Been punked, and junked, fool.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 11:32 | 1377682 doggings
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hmm, is this just military style combat, or are they including use of gold for black ops, subterfuge and destabilization too?  

if so they might start by checking out what the ESF has been doing with the USA's gold for 50 odd years



Fri, 06/17/2011 - 12:30 | 1377863 downrodeo
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Rebuttal to the bullshit notion that 'if you've done nothing wrong you have nothing to hide':

From Bruce Schneier:

  • "If I'm not doing anything wrong, then you have no cause to watch me."
  • "Because the government gets to define what's wrong, and they keep changing the definition."
  • "Because you might do something wrong with my information."

I admire your 'patritoism', illy...


BTW, i haven't seen the bogey man in years. How do I know if I should still be afraid of him?

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 13:03 | 1377986 akenathon
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Yup u're right but normal people don't even use fiat money...what they want is to eat at the end of the day...which less and less are able to do.

This article is very important as it shows that Gold is real money now.

Those pulling money into Gold are those who have some money (real one) and are hiding it.

Silver will be the money for the poors, as it is heavier to carry (for the same amount of money).

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 18:25 | 1378943 jackbooted gauleiter
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If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear... and there has never been a miscarriage of justice anywhere, ever.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 11:44 | 1377715 ZeroHedgeFan
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Yep it sounds like a control. They want to be able to track where the gold comes/goes and who own them. I hope this plot fails. People deserve to have their own privacy.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 17:03 | 1378781 RockyRacoon
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Employing atomic weapons in the vicinity of this "blood mining" could produce isotopes that would be easy to track!   Hey, I like that idea.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 12:08 | 1377777 Downtoolong
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"It's all about control". Exactly. That’s the sad truth of it. We might just as well be using the mass of the sun as a store of wealth instead of gold, because, not even the ability to physically possess something has value anymore. It’s all about gaining fiat power to “let it be done” simply because “I say so”.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 12:43 | 1377914 DoChenRollingBearing
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@ Jack M,

Yes, I agree it's all about control.  But, this effort will fail.  People want gold, and they want it away from the eyes of .gov.

This may be the start of making it harder to get gold and/or raise the price.

If you do not own gold, you should start ASAP!

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 17:07 | 1378786 RockyRacoon
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See my isotope tracking idea above.   Nuke 'em!

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 09:59 | 1377359 Robslob
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If we got where the money went with QE 2 wrong then there are only questions Tyler.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 09:56 | 1377360 Gordon Freeman
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I predict this will fizzle like a wet firecracker.  Who gives a fuck about the World Gold Council?!?  

Gold is gold is gold...

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 10:01 | 1377378 Andy_Jackson_Jihad
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Or the Congo for that matter. 

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