All Aboard The Gold Repatriation Train: First Germany, Next: The Netherlands?

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While moustachioed managers, contrary to the far better insight of their superiors, and mainstream spivs are trying to talk down Germany's somewhat stunning shift in thinking - i.e. to repatriate its gold - as nothing but political pandering (or cost-saving); it seems, just as we predicted, the rest of the world are seeing this crack-in-the-confidence-armor the same way we have suggested. As we noted here, the first party to defect from the prisoner's dilemma of all the bulk of global gold being held by the Fed, defects best (then the second, or even the third perhaps) and sure enough, via RTL, we see the Dutch CDA party has requested that Holland's gold supply be repatriated. Who next?

The Dutch government says it has 612 tonnes of gold - with a value of around E24 billion - and is thereby in the top 10 of countries with gold reserves. The bulk of the Dutch gold reserves is in America and, to a lesser extent, in Canada and the United Kingdom. The rest, about 10 percent, is in Amsterdam.

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Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:34 | 3159393 AlaricBalth
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Auric Goldfinger: Forgive me, Mr. Bond, but, uh... I must arrange to separate my gold from the notorious Mr. Bernanke.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:39 | 3159415 youngman
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The only onew who will keep it in the USA or London will be the Dictators, Socialists, Communists, Crooks, and Politicians....the ones that might have to run at any moment

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:52 | 3159483 TIMBEEER
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Members of the Congress, O'Hummer, the Fed and all 3 letter agencies?

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:25 | 3159348 Freddie
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The Germans and Dutch do not trust a usurper muslim community organizer.  Who would have thinked-ed it? 

Hope & Change-choom.

Aaron Swartz, his family and friends would have still voted for him with the rope around Aaron's neck and as the T--*S**A goons were kicking the chair under Aaron's feet.

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 04:43 | 3161491 PhilofOz
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Why the hell do you keep referring to him as a muslim when he has himself surrouded by the ones that despise Muslims the most, (many dual citizen) Ashkenazi Zionists?  Are you trrying to throw the lesser thinking people off the scent of what's going on in the USA?

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 18:11 | 3159844 Snakeeyes
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Yet Democrats, Marxists and the ilk still kling to the infinite spending, infinite debt and infinite money supply argument as somehow a good thing and no danger.

I think Germany and the Dutch see the end game.

And Democrats want to do away with the debt limit in the USA. Bwahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 20:07 | 3160341 LongBalls
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Good God. If the gold is gone, and it most likely is, the entire world would be justified in an invasion. This will go down as the biggest wealth transfer in the history of the world. And those that took advantage of the gold smack downs by consuming the leased out gold will partake in the next one! HOLY COW this could be devastating to many........

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 06:08 | 3161552 hansg
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Guys, don't worry. Our politicians are fully dedicated to the NWO and would never do anything to disrupt the coming formation of the global government and currency.

They might need a bit of cash on hand to give to Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and France - that's all. Actually doing whatever is the best for the Netherlands or the Dutch people is MOST CERTAINLY not on their to-do list.


Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:00 | 3159214 sdmjake
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keep stacking...

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:34 | 3159391 lemonobrien
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love dat ass.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:03 | 3159216's picture

This will finally help to lower the Pirate unemployment rate

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:16 | 3159242 bigdumbnugly
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yeah, seems those somalians don't bother with the asking part.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:21 | 3159326 Joe Davola
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Curse your fast fingers <grin>

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:00 | 3159218 lolmao500
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Well the Netherlands is one of the last few AAA countries left so they better get to it.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:00 | 3159225 Atlantis Consigliore
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and (like your guns).....stolen, rehypothicated, MF'd, Schtupped...its gone....

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:02 | 3159229 pods
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The Dutch CDA party must meet in a coffee shop.


Good luck with that.

Like calling your lunch money that the schoolyard bully stole yours while it sits in his pocket.


Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:56 | 3159502 TIMBEEER
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In the US, the CDA would be called a "terrorist organization"

In Europe, we call them "cheap populists"


Long boats, paddling equipment.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:02 | 3159233 Kaiser Sousa
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"people all over the world

join in...

its called the Gold Train - Gold Train..."

hope the O'jays is cool with me jackin' their tune...


Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:03 | 3159234 stant
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guess we know why mali and africas in the news. gota replace whats not in vault anymore

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 21:08 | 3160557 Dave Thomas
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Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:04 | 3159245 debtor of last ...
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CDA lost a lot of seats in parliament lately. Maybe a popular move, but with only 10% in A'dam we should hurry... But, you were right Tylers, again. Next!

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:05 | 3159246 Ham-bone
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And cue Goldmember..."isn't that weird"

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:04 | 3159248 stiler
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Cleave US tentacles

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:05 | 3159254 q99x2
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Ya the writing is on the wall for WWIII as well and I've a strong desire to go back to work. Something doesn't seem right.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:06 | 3159255 L_Conquistador
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Netherlands:   "Give us our gold." FED (doing a Jimmy Stewart impression):     "No, but you're thinking of this place all wrong, as if we have the gold back in a safe. The gold's not here. Well, your gold's in Joe's ETF, that's right next to yours. And in the Kennedy hedge fund, and Mrs. Makelin's mutual fund, and a hundred others. You're lending them the gold to build commodities investments, and then they're going to pay it back to you as best they can. Now, what're you going to do, foreclose on them?" Netherlands:  "I got 612 Tonnes of gold in here, and 612 Tonnes isn't going to break anybody."
Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:08 | 3159269 SmallerGovNow2
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It's a wonderful life!!!

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:22 | 3159331 Freddie
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Old man Potter runs GLD. 

How do they unrehypothicate all this shit.

Hope & Choom.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 17:02 | 3159541 css1971
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That film is total banker propaganda.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:07 | 3159266 Cognitive Dissonance
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I'm taking my (Gold) football and going home.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:08 | 3159270 Smuckers
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All your gold are not belong to us.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:58 | 3159516 TIMBEEER
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All your gold are is our fair share.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:09 | 3159273 SpanishGoop
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Never going to happen.

Dutch parliment are a bunch of cowards.

They will be the last rats to go down with the ship.


Wed, 01/16/2013 - 17:14 | 3159593 Gene Parmesan
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If they insist, TPTB may have no choice but to turn to the one distraction big enough to change the subject: War.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:11 | 3159276 semperfi
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fixed it:

"the Dutch CDA party has requested that Holland's TUNGSTEN supply be repatriated."

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:13 | 3159281 yogibear
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So when is the SHF? Like an overnight devaluation coming. 

Who's going to do the big one first?

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 17:36 | 3159697 Muppet Pimp
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Japan deserves this honor me thinks

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:14 | 3159288 Racer
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Why on earth anyone would trust the most indebted country in the world with the bulk of their gold is beyond me..

Like giving an thirsty alcoholic your finest bottle of vintage champagne for safe keeping saying you will pick it up next year

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:19 | 3159322 tango
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The power of perception is in the short term far stronger than numbers, logic or reality.  ZH posters have been prediciting eminent doom for years yet we manage to muddle along.  Of course, we are building the bridge further and further over the water and at some point, it will break.   But the power of central banks is almost as strong as the world view that government's role is to take care of people.   Those are are in a deadly embrace to the bitter end.  

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:35 | 3159400 ziggy59
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Zackly... Who knows what promises and threats are made with the scumbuckets of the world?

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:52 | 3159481 enloe creek
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cause they were scared of the russians 


Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:15 | 3159295 Volaille de Bresse
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2013 THE year the system finally blows up? 


About time, I've been waiting for this since 2010...

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:20 | 3159325 semperfi
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2006 for me - and the wife is really pissed cuz I told her we'd be rich within 5 years - hurry it up dammit!!!

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:58 | 3159522 ParkAveFlasher
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Watch two Keiser Reports and call me in the morning.

When he says "$500/oz silver" it's like I just took a percoset.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:15 | 3159297 Atlantis Consigliore
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"Devaluation?  Devaluation? Like Yen 400:1 buck,   (soros guy)  do they sell $ 1 trillion in treasury bonds first.

 Exit stage left..... quick, close those mines, platinum is a strategic guys.

 gun registration  then GOLD REGISTRATION.....oops. 


Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:17 | 3159302 Shakes
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Beware of Germans bearing Gold Certificates...

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:20 | 3159304 geminiRX
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A good counter argument:

Indeed.....what if it is truly all there?

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:24 | 3159343 tango
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As far as I know the only evidence that gold is missing is the word of blog posters and You Tube videos.  I have heard nothing factual suggesting that it does not exist.  Now, it may very well have vanished but I'll need more evidence than someone "knows" because Aunt Tildy said cousin Sarah's third husband had an inside scoop.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:30 | 3159373 geminiRX
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I agree, and if gold is missing then joe public will be the last to know

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:34 | 3159396 zerozulu
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Joe public still believes US$ is backed by GOLD.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 18:03 | 3159818 DoChenRollingBearing
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FOFOA believes that the gold is there as advertised.

And he sees gold (physical) going to $55,000 after the reset.

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