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Inside America's Money Vault

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"Whether its cash, gold, or digital-data bits, we all know that money makes the world go round; but what that money is worth depends on trust." In this fascinating documentary, National Geographic Channel takes you inside the heart of the money machine to places that you're not allowed to bring a camera (unless you're a blind-folded Bob Pisani)... straight into some of the world's largest vaults. America's Money Vault follows 55 million dollars worth of gold as it makes its way down into the most valuable gold vault in the world. Hidden deep under the streets of New York City, hundreds of billion dollars in gold bars - the wealth of nations - are tucked away in a bunker that is anchored to the bedrock of Manhattan Island itself. Following this introduction, tomorrow, we will reveal much more on the world's biggest vault.


 

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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 19:49 | 3292096 IridiumRebel
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Fuck You Bob Piss-on-me

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 19:51 | 3292104 MrX
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no honour amongst thieves: http://vimeo.com/31304149

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:03 | 3292125 Dr.
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You've gotta be asleep to believe it..  ;-)

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:07 | 3292136 SafelyGraze
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the bars had serial numbers, just like fedresnotes .. *but* -- did you notice? -- They Don't Have Any Signature On Them! 

sheesh. clearly they aren't backed by anything.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:10 | 3292142 markmotive
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Money is debt. Gold is money.

“That’s not by accident. It’s by design. Those in whose interest it is to put a cap on the gold price forever so to speak, they want to conceal the actual cash price. You have to digg into the market to find that out … The Deutsche Bundesbank is not a free agent. They do what the Americans want them to do … [The repatriation of "german" gold,] it’s a trial balloon. They don’t really know how much actual demand there is for cash gold. So they are occasionally letting trial ballons up to see the wind … The cash gold is disappearing. It’s going into hiding. And they have to stop that flight by hook or by crook … You may not have something to eat tomorrow, I mean if it comes down to the nitty-gritty.”

Prof. Antal Fekete:

http://www.planbeconomics.com/2013/02/27/prof-antal-fekete-keiser-report/

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:23 | 3292162 francis_sawyer
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So all that stands between the people & 25% of all the gold in the world are a bunch of fat fucks trying to look tough, but actually thinking about what donut they're going to eat next...

~~~

Yawn

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 21:53 | 3292334 Boondocker
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way more of them than you and they have friends

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:27 | 3292167 AUD
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Credit is debt. Gold is money.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 21:13 | 3292255 fourchan
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nice timing on this propaganda, just when germany gets stiffed this comes out.

barbarous metal indeed.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 21:59 | 3292350 ParkAveFlasher
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That's a lot of security for the world's stockpile of dusty air.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 04:27 | 3292990 zhandax
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And, as usual, the fed/msm will lie to you about it.  The claim is that the shipment shown in the beginning is 'over a ton'.  I count 70 bars on that cart, and based on the average weight of the GLD bar count, the average bar weight is 401.3 troy ounces.  That is .87 tonnes.  Even assuming msm ignorance of gold weights, it is only .93 short tons.  Oh hell, we are just ignorant muppets, and its close.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:40 | 3292190 Lets_Eat_Ben
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Nausea gave way to projectile vomiting at the 16:00 mark.

 

What a load of shit. Eat up America.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 21:13 | 3292254 Rusty Diggins
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Oh god, you're right!

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 14:01 | 3293625 dogbreath
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Max Tyler and me have the same barber.   Fekete is awsome, thanks for that.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 14:14 | 3293652 dogbreath
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Given the coverage of many writers here at ZH, I find it odd that Dr. Antal Fekete isn't followed other than indirect links from commenters.   Fekete has been a significant part of my education and several writers in the past have taken a swing at him, Mishfor one. Fekete has always responded to his inferiors.   Steve Savoie has written a critique of Fekete and I linked several other of his essay's.  Should keep you busy untill monday.  Don't forget to make a liquor run so's you don't run out.

 

 

http://www.silverseek.com/article/correcting-antal-fekete’s-historical-silver-errors-9666

http://www.silver-investor.com/charlessavoie/cs_nov07_silvertourofchina1930.swf

http://www.silver-investor.com/charlessavoie/cs_dec07_silvertourofchina2.swf

http://news.silverseek.com/SilverSeek/1297866905.php

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 01:35 | 3292827 The They
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damn copy cat!

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:06 | 3292126 SafelyGraze
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none of that stuff happens when I make a deposit at my bank

no police

no guns

no vault

no underground stuff

makes me wonder if maybe my deposit isn't worth guarding

 

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 22:51 | 3292454 Papasmurf
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Your bank is different.  Your holdings are computer controlled.  Rotate accumlator right with borrow.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 07:08 | 3293072 _ConanTheLibert...
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your deposit turns into a promise that you may of may not get back.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 21:58 | 3292349 clara-to-market
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Somebody needs to lock those banking motherfuckers in the vault.

http://www.angrysinner.blogspot.kr/2013/03/yesterday-dragon-lady-served-...

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 18:22 | 3294156 beachdude
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"...a blind-folded Bob Pisani."

Literally, AND figuratively.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 19:49 | 3292097 Larry Dallas
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Where is Gerry Rivers?

(My father went to high school with him before he came out of his Latino closet)...

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:55 | 3292217 I think I need ...
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where is chrissy and janet?

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 19:52 | 3292107 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Public relations to show the masses that they do have the gold the Germans are repatriating and not a bunch of dead beats that sold off someone else's gold. Even in the matrix people are questioning why it is taking them 7 years pay ship it over there if they were only supposed to store it.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:10 | 3292146 dick cheneys ghost
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Isnt Nat Geo owned by Rupert Murdoch??

 

I think Ill pass............

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:11 | 3292147 Yellowhoard
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Ja ja, zie gold ist all zerr.

Shister, for und minut vee thought you Americans sent it to zee Chinese!

Phew. Sank you National Geographic!

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 02:11 | 3292868 wee-weed up
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Mexico is now wondering about all their gold stored in The Bank of England...

http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_02_28/Mexico-to-audit-its-gold-holdings-at-t...

Hey, Good luck with that!

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 19:52 | 3292108 ebworthen
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That's right people, gold is a barbarous relic that you can't eat - no sense investing in it - unless of course you are a central bank, or a millionaire, or a dictator, or a government, or...

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:07 | 3292137 James_Cole
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It's a great system for those folks - they purchase the wealth of the nation with an endless supply of paper but make sure when they get paid it's in gold. 

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:25 | 3292165 bigkahuna
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I bet they break into hysterical laughter when they even see our "money".

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 21:18 | 3292267 The Miser
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So if you are waliking down the street and you spot several gold, one ounce coins, you would not pick them up?   Remember you can't eat it.   It has no use you say.  So the old 50s song is applicable "Walk on By."  

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 13:25 | 3295514 Alpha Monkey
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I found a sterling silver earing on the ground the other day.  I picked it up.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 19:53 | 3292109 Pseudo Anonym
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propaganda. make believe.  somebody wants us to believe there is something; otherwise "they" wouldnt do it.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 19:58 | 3292118 busted by the b...
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Seems like a risky place to keep it to me, seeing how Mnahattan is such a target.

They probably have the real stuff under some mountain in Wyoming.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 05:37 | 3293023 zhandax
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Risky, indeed.  It's Friday night, and I have some leftover tinfoil, so here goes.  If you really followed the 'counterfeit bearer bond' bust in Italy a few years ago, you see alleged that the Chinese families who accumulated all the gold from the tea, silk, and spice trade asked the fed to hold that gold for them in the '30s for fear that the Japanese would seize it.  IFIRC, it totaled 7 battleships loaded with gold.  They were issued bearer bonds in special fed boxes.  The fed declined payment on maturity 60 years later in 1998, and the case went to the world court.  The court found in the Chinese' favor and dictated payment was to be made on 9/11/2001.  The gold in question was housed in WTC 7 which fell 30 minutes after the BBC announced it happened on the night of 9/11.  The Chinese have been buying tons of gold in excess of what they produce the last few years.  Where is this gold coming from?  Could the Germans have to wait because the Chinese are in line in front of them?  Could it be the original Chinese deposits being sold back to them?  Could there be some additional political or monetary consideration involved to enable such supply?  Damn, I will need to grill again to get another surplus of tinfoil, and snow is in the forecast tomorrow.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 08:17 | 3293099 Bicycle Repairman
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When you pitch a movie your pitch has to be limited to 25 words.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 19:58 | 3292119 Bandit und Buster
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INSIDE AMERICA'S JEW MONEY VAULT, FIXED IT!

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:55 | 3292216 formadesika3
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Quit all the ignorant bigotry against the jews. Mormons are a lot worse than jews.

 

Don't get me wrong, I like mormons. My door is always open. Got a couple in for lunch the other day. (Even though I had to make a special trip to the mountains to ditch their bikes. Jusy sayin')

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:20 | 3292122 Yen Cross
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  I hope there are a bunch of self-immolated Banksters. Wishful thinking<   Levi Strauss & Cos. biggest customer. (Denim gives FIAT percieved durability).   just for fun

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:04 | 3292127 CPL
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Miles and miles of toliet paper as far as the eye can see.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:07 | 3292135 SumSUN
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Trend Alert: Increase in number of anonymous central banks.

My vault is intact and reserves are growing weekly.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:11 | 3292150 e_goldstein
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Sweet baby cheeses, look at all that tungsten.

(Hope fedrez's cops are better shots than NYPD).

 

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:22 | 3292161 Intoxicologist
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Smells like propaganda.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:40 | 3292192 CPL
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhlc7peGlGg

 

The monty hall problem.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:54 | 3292215 Intoxicologist
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I learned something today, thanks!  (and I'd rather have the goat)

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 21:17 | 3292264 CPL
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Who wouldn't?  The car is long term operational expense requiring energy and maintenance.  The other is delicious in curry.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 12:30 | 3293457 A Nanny Moose
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...or can be used as weed abatement and source of milk/cheese.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 22:23 | 3292403 are we there yet
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The video message is that fiat is good, bitcoin is bad, gold is heavy, and the FED is noble and good. Enjoyable video to watch.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 08:24 | 3293108 Bicycle Repairman
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The subtle message is that bitcoin deserves to be in the conversation with fiat and gold.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:44 | 3292199 SumSUN
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Looks like the people employed in that printing press will have some major overtime hours to look forward to.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 23:18 | 3292529 tnquake
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They won't have to worry about a midnight sequester, because they be burning the midnight oil.

Brought to you by the "Bernak Snake Oil Traveling Circus Freak Show"

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:52 | 3292202 cynicalskeptic
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First reaction to the beginning  on the gold vaults at the FRBNY - a HUGE amount of theater in this video (I doubt that things have changed that much in the last 20 years).  

I'm actually surprised that they're saying the gold is still in Manhatttan.  Lots of rumors that it was moved to the operations center in NJ after 9/11.  Manhattan is a visible target - there were enough problems with recovery of bullion in the WTC vaults.  Cash processing was moved there a couple decades back.   and btw - the East Rutherford facility was built on top of a chemical company toxic waste dump.....   there's a metaphor there 

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:52 | 3292212 Just Ice
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Interesting vid, thanks.

I liked the one guy walking down hall behind the gold cart keeping his gun barrel aimed at the bars...like something alien was going to pop out of the stack...lol. 

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 23:48 | 3292247 Lordflin
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Was the Queen on board for this one?

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 21:22 | 3292273 Rusty Diggins
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"instead they're pushing cash instead of trash".... Priceless

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 21:37 | 3292305 billsbest
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Yup. A propaganda piece. And not really a good one at that. The Fed personnel wre all spiffed up and didn't seem that familiar with what the viewer was lead to believe was "routine." 8 mins. was enough for me.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 21:48 | 3292326 Fix It Again Timmy
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It's a barbaric relic, just throw the gold out the window and forget about it....

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 22:36 | 3292427 Yen Cross
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 Take a sniff,  

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 19:54 | 3292215 Intoxicologist                                                                                                                http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/BDIY:IND  I have a whole lot moar Morbidity for you!
Sat, 03/02/2013 - 01:41 | 3292836 Captain Benny
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Seems the Federal Reserve vault is getting JM bars deposited.  Interestingly JM states "Johnson Matthey does not keep a record of serial numbers marked on to our bars" ....

Maybe this is done because they don't want liability for tunsten filled bars that are on deposit.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 02:18 | 3292876 Judge Crater
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National Geographic should have hired Geraldo Rivera to report this story.  Remember the special where Geraldo opened up Al capone's hidden vault, only to find it empty?  Notice how shiny and scuff free those gold bars in the Federal Reserve look.  Near pure gold is a malleable metal that dents easily, as when you store 27 pound gold bars one on top of each other.  The gold bars on the NGC special are the bars they bring out just to be photographed for shows like this one.  So some lackey on the Federal Reserve's staff has to spend all day polishing dent free gold bars so they sparkle under the camera lights.  All theater, like the 8 feet high stacked gold bars in a cage by the vault door entrance door.  Behind that one layer of gold bars, probably a wooden support frame.  Those stacked bars remind me of a "Jewish bankroll" (a brick of money, with one $100 bill at each end and ones in between) or a Hollywood painted flat facade on a movie set.  This NGC special is all theater, propaganda to convince you that there is plenty of money and gold around in the US of A. 

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 09:02 | 3293139 peter4805
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National Geo documentary = MSM puff piece.

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 12:17 | 3293419 Money Squid
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Is the money vault beneath Phil Rizzuto's Money Store?

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