Tunisia Central Bank Admits It Is Missing 1.5 Tons Of Gold

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Thu, 01/20/2011 - 16:44 | 891077 What a mess_man
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It's Tunisia!  I just walked in and took it!

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:01 | 891185 unwashedmass
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why doesn't anyone care? i mean, another week or two and the CTFC and JPM will have gold declared worthless. so...who cares?

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:01 | 891188 Turd Ferguson
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The dead cat bounce is almost over in the USDX


Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:13 | 891257 goldmiddelfinger
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You're the old lady they always find with a house filled with hundreds of dead cats. P-U

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:45 | 891386 Spalding_Smailes
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------------ >ALERT ! ALERT ! ALERT !!! 



CHART OF THE DAY: Guess Which Major Commodity Has Performed The Worst Since QE2


Since quantitative easing 2 really kicked off in early September, one major commodity has lagged the broader market.

Surprise, it's gold.

And now, with all the talk of inflation striking ChinaIndia, and even the United States, you would think the great inflation hedge would be set to surge.

Now Nomura says it may be about to head lower.

That's because gold's relationship with U.S. real rates suggests it should lose another 8% of its value, so long as U.S. real rates continue to rise, according to Nomura.



Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:47 | 891396 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Bernanke's cred relied on gold not going anywhere.  Do you think the cash funneled into PDs was used by Blythe to short gold?

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:50 | 891399 Spalding_Smailes
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No, its called running for the exit as the building is burning ...


So now we have Spalding, J. " the godfather " Rogers, Soros, Nomura ....

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:52 | 891412 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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And Ben Ali!  Nice metaphor.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 21:01 | 891919 flacon
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Spalding, where did you have your wealth during that time? Just curious. 

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 16:44 | 891079 Segestan
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What does it matter... Gold is a relic of the past.. Right?? .. Right?

 Just replace it with a printer.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:52 | 891413 Rahm
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And ink cartridges are confisgated... Then what?

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 16:46 | 891080 goldmiddelfinger
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WSJ reports that Ben Ali and 40 of his relatives personally owned controlling interest in 35% of Tunisia's GDP.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 16:45 | 891085 The Axe
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They must have just used that gold to buy all the fucking HUGH stock in the world...ha ha Flash finger alert.....hope my sale at 59 stays....not

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 16:46 | 891086 TheGreatPonzi
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Tons come from the French "tonnes", indeed.

Another apport from France to America. France is the cradle, the beacon of civilization.

The USA would not exist without us, keep that in mind.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 16:52 | 891123 Agent P
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And if not for the USA, the French would all be speaking German.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 16:53 | 891128 TheGreatPonzi
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Another jealous American.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 16:58 | 891166 tmosley
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If not for the French, the Americans would all still be speaking English!

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:01 | 891186 goldmiddelfinger
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You mom called. You're to return to Doomer watch immediately.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:13 | 891260 tmosley
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That doesn't even make any sense.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:17 | 891276 goldmiddelfinger
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That's because you are stupid.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 18:41 | 891574 tmosley
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No, it's because you are a moron with poor communication skills.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 16:58 | 891167 Pladizow
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Americans are jealous of stinky cowards?

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:01 | 891180 TheGreatPonzi
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Well, at least we do not have fat-ass girls and bankers openly displaying the looting of this country in the press without reaction... at least here they keep it private.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:03 | 891197 goldmiddelfinger
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Why pick on Berlisconi ?

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:32 | 891348 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I have seen french girls, and they have fat asses.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:40 | 891374 TheGreatPonzi
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You don't look at the right place. I assume it was in Roissy or the RER C?

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:44 | 891388 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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You do not understand.  I said I have seen their nice, shapely, voluptuous, supple, and healthy, fat apple bottoms.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:51 | 891411 goldmiddelfinger
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He just called you a putain and now you look like a deer in the lights.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:58 | 891429 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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You are out of your element, Johnny.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 20:06 | 891809 Bastiat
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Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:00 | 891177 Agent P
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Jealous of what may I ask?

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:02 | 891190 TheGreatPonzi
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Jealous of our cultural, architectural and military brilliance, that's all.

Jealous of the fact our country is their mother.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:05 | 891211 goldmiddelfinger
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Yeah, the Mother land settled by bored Vikings. Besides where would we be without all the Templar conspiracy books?

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:59 | 891437 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:10 | 891236 Agent P
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You do have wonderful culture and architecture...as for military brilliance, I suppose never firing your rifles and laying them gently on the ground does keep them in very good condition.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:23 | 891305 Sketch
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two words - Maginot Line

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:40 | 891376 RockyRacoon
Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:44 | 891390 goldmiddelfinger
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two words- Norman Conquest

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:48 | 891398 Crisismode
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One word -- Waterloo

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:49 | 891400 goldmiddelfinger
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One man- Lance Armstrong

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 19:15 | 891656 Dr. Acula
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>Jealous of our cultural, architectural and military brilliance, that's all.

Able was I ere I saw Elba.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:25 | 891313 Simon Endean
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Actually, it was the French king who helped out the colonials.  Since you guys gave that form of government the chop, there's little credit, if any, that accrues to the populace.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:41 | 891377 Rick64
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 This is such a non-issue (U.S. vs. France), more importantly why did the EU and the U.S. support Ben Ali all these years and put Tunisia on a pedestal as a model for Africa. Now they are jumping to the peoples side and cheering them on. The main reason is that Ben Ali played ball with the IMF,WTO, and EU, and when the sentiment towards him turns they will look for a new leader to corrupt. It doesn't matter what kind of leader they have as long as they allow foreign corporations to rape their country via IMF loans.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:43 | 891389 TheGreatPonzi
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You're talking to a convinced man, buddy. I'm just trolling.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:54 | 891418 Zeroexperience2010
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(from a frenchman!)

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 16:47 | 891094 M.B. Drapier
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Much as I hate to stir the hornets' nest, this highlights a genuine drawback to any attempt to return to a global gold standard, doesn't it?

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 16:47 | 891095 Jaw Knee Cash
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They ate it after they ran out of food.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 16:47 | 891096 living on the edge
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The funny thing is they froze his fiat money so he decided to take the real thing.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 16:49 | 891101 Arius
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soon we will believe our cataclysmic end of the world as we know it BS - then we'll be in real trouble... :-) 

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 16:49 | 891102 NOTW777
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disgusting - cannot stand; bring him back for trial by the people

saudis just as guilty

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