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China Halts US Dollar Transactions With Afghan Banks

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The de-dollarization escalates. As Reuters reports, Chinese banks have halted dollar transactions with most Afghan commercial banks. Whether this is related to the terrorist operations in the Muslim-dominated Uighur region is unclear... also unclear is whether the Chinese banks will accept transactions with Afghan banks in CNY?



As Reuters reports,

Chinese banks have halted dollar transactions with most Afghan commercial banks, the central bank governor said on Thursday, making it difficult for businesses to pay for imports with one of the Afghanistan's biggest trading partners.


"China is a major country that was handling those bank transfers, and now they have told the banks they can't do it," governor Noorullah Delawari told Reuters.


The impact on business had been felt immediately, he said.

De-Dollarization or Anti-Terrorist action? The official story is as follows:

The Chinese move was part of the trend in which it was increasingly difficult for Afghanistan's commercial banks to execute international transactions, Delawari said. "Some of our banks cannot do any direct transactions because their correspondent banks in the U.S., Europe, Germany, or Turkey (have halted transactions)," he said.


"Now even transferring money to China to import goods has been affected."


The Afghan government's failure to pass key measures means that it could in June be blacklisted by Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international body that sets standards on how countries combat money laundering.


Banks have been struggling since FATF threatened Afganistan with the blacklist early this year.


"That has been affecting our banks ability to transfer money for anything," Delawari said, describing how students abroad were unable to receive money from there parents as an example.


Chinese banks and officials were not immediately available for comment.

Because, apparently, now even the Chinese banks are suddenly very concerned about money laundering compliance. In the meantime, Afghanistan: meet gold.


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Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:38 | 4784667 Bazinga
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DE-DOLLARIZATION pickin'up momentum bitchez! Our fearless leaders are absolutely brilliant...

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:44 | 4784694 gh0atrider
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Satoshi we are coming!

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:46 | 4784701 strannick
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Repudiation of the digi-dollar. Its on like Wangy Dong

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:01 | 4784763 Xibalba
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Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:03 | 4784775 BanksterSlayer
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Move over #PetroYuan ... Hello #OpiumYuan

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:26 | 4784866 Keyser
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Keep stacking... It's getting closer by the day...


Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:58 | 4784983 Anasteus
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Well, yes, keep stacking... and pray the BIS to compensate everything with the paper scam as long as needed until it all crashes down.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:58 | 4785269 Xibalba
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If you stack to flip for currency, you're fucked. If you stack because it's money that will outlast 'money', well then you're gonna be alright. 

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:47 | 4784708 DoChenRollingBearing
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To my knowledge, there are not too many UIGHURS in Afghanistan.  Muslims yes, but Uighurs (I think) are more-or-less "Eastern Turks".

Do correct me if I am wrong, I am here to learn too.


(I have some Satoshis coming via "mail order')

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:56 | 4784751 Payne
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China vs the CIA

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:57 | 4784755 Bindar Dundat
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WW3 has now started.   

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:01 | 4784767 Xibalba
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The West is salivating at the prospects.  Ordo ab Chao and all

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:27 | 4784871 Keyser
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Been going on for a while, although if you ask the average citizen all you would get is a blank stare in return... 


Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:17 | 4785093 DanDaley
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Shutting down the dollar the Chinese way...drip...drip...drip.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 16:03 | 4786125 Keyser
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Death by 1000 cuts... 


Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:42 | 4784926 Luckhasit
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My money is on China. True it's the CIA but they have shown to be astronomical fuck ups and in China, well if you fuck up you die.  So China has the better incentive. 

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 16:05 | 4786133 Keyser
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The west often forgets that China has been around for thousands of years, long before the west was conceived. They are patient and ruthless. The west is naive at best. 

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:09 | 4784807 bcking
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Hell yeah, dawg! Ize be stacken dem bitcoinz niggaz!

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:31 | 4784891 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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BTC users would do well to cut the fucking speculative hype already and start building businesses (not involving BTC "miners") which accept BTC as payment... Maybe then the price wouldn't fluctuate +/- 100% every year.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:35 | 4784906 gh0atrider
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That won't happen and gh0atrider is still bullish on BTC.  Consider that BTC is still a tiny market, and that it's a currency with the exact opposite properties of government fiat.  Government fiat is negative, debt-based currency.  BTC is positive, non-debt based currency.  So any attempts to price this tiny market in government fiat is going to appear to be all over the place.  Bitcoin itself is very stable and predictable.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:01 | 4785013 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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It ain't going to be bitcoin as the long term winner. Bitcoin is fast becoming obsolete in terms of technology for blockchains and hashing algorithms. The technology has already moved beyond bitcoin's implementation of the blockchain and the rest of the herd is just starting to catch up to it. Bitcoin opened the door but it is off to the races now and that horse is lagging in the tech arms race and over time will lose more and more market share. Block chains and crypto-currencies in general have bright future just bitcoin is limited like mp3.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:44 | 4784696 Jack's Digestib...
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De-dollarization or anti-terrorism?


Doesn't the former lend itself to the latter?

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:47 | 4785230 Kirk2NCC1701
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Isn't de-dollarization needed to stop money laundering?  Er, I mean, currency laundering.

And with it, to stop funding terra-rists?  ;-)  ;-)

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 16:24 | 4786208 CrabNuggetOne
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Spot on sir, the most important point. Anyone outside the US using US dollars for trade is aiding and abbetting terrorism on a world-wide scale, paying for their own enslavement, and eventual murder.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:45 | 4784699 kchrisc
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They may be your "leaders, " but they are not mine.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:45 | 4784700 y3maxx
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...USSA/Pres Halfrobama's Urghu CIA False Flag event backfires....again...and again and again.

Ongoing batting average?.....0% for Americans

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:00 | 4784761 813kml
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If at first your false flags don't succeed, try try again.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 16:07 | 4786140 Keyser
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Or just declare 500,000 acres of border territory as a national monument, then forbid patrolling of the corridor. 

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:56 | 4784748 Renewable Life
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I understand the macro overall consequences of this "de-dollarization" conversation, but I'm still looking for the micro signs that the FED is getting scared or effected by all this??

If someone could explain, what "we" (ZHers) should be looking for as this halt continues in dollar transaction usage? (And War is the obvious answer, but I'm talking economically or in the mechanics of the American economy)

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:33 | 4784896 Warhead
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Motherfucker, war is the answer!

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:05 | 4785033 SimplePrinciple
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Look for Belgium to increase its suddenly huge appetite for US Treasuries.  When it becomes obvious that absolutely nobody is buying Treasuries except for the Fed and its operatives, plus annuities or others who have no choice, then everybody will look to exit the USD.

That is actually already upon us, but the question becomes, "What to?"  That is why the race is on for practical alternative mechanisms for international trade.  I expect non-paper gold will be an anchor of some sort within this system.

As for the American economy, it becomes much poorer and stay that way until businesses get some reassurance their assets/profits won't be confiscated to help pay down government debts.  

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:15 | 4785077 DanDaley
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Rickards gave 7 warning signs of the collapse in the last chapter of his new book, The Death of Money

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:47 | 4784945 Obama_4_Dictator
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We Chinese, we play joke, we don't want your federal reserve notes...

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:08 | 4785301 kill switch
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Our fearless leaders are absolutely brilliant...


These idiots don't even understand the ramifications that this has for the Fascist States of Amerika!!

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:39 | 4784669 PartysOver
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Green Back = Green Backside.  Stripe the ole arse.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:49 | 4784670 Obama_4_Dictator
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So many Ruahhh Roahhhss, so little time....the time for preparation is almost over...I am giddy with butterflys in my stomach

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:39 | 4784671 Schmuck Raker
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"De-Dollarization or Anti-Terrorist action?"

Same, same.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:39 | 4784673 Hippocratic Oaf
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Ha fuckin' HA!

Any word from odumbo?


Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:38 | 4784870 Professor Fate
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Yeah!  Today's Odumbo report says he shot a 45 on the back nine.  Had to pay his opponent, Ho En Wan, off in Bitcoin.  US dollar evidently no longer being accepted in skins games with Chinese opponents.

Fate the Magnificent
"Push the Button, Max"

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:40 | 4784675 alien-IQ
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i guess this too is bullish for US stocks?

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:43 | 4784691 Sudden Debt
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Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:57 | 4784753 Bernoulli
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Belgium will happily pick up those dollars.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:40 | 4784676 the not so migh...
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follow the us dollar trail to the terrorist

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:48 | 4784712 kchrisc
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"follow the us dollar trail to the terrorist"

Easy, FedRes to DC.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:40 | 4784677 OC Sure
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The greatest impetus for de-dollarization is the Federal Reserve itself.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:43 | 4784688 Sudden Debt
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so will the CIA now also trade in yuan?

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:50 | 4784719 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Everyone can make all the jokes they want but crypto-currency is going to benefit because of just that reason. There is only one piece of the puzzle in crypto-currencies missing that makes it completely unblockable. Convertability is another story though.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:08 | 4784796 Sabibaby
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What if war or earthquakes break telco cables and you can trade your crpyto currencies? Sure they'll be repaired eventually but are you going to sit around and wait for them to be repaired?

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:18 | 4784832 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Who said anything about using telco cables... And who said anything about centralized exchanges...


Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:06 | 4785039 WillyGroper
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Your smoke signals gonna transmit?

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:15 | 4784825 Pesky Labrador
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Right.... Today a coworker is stating his exchange is showing him having 80+ more bitcoins then what he really has. Apparently this is a simple miscalculation on the exchange part. If the exchanges can't balance your wallet properly why in the hell would someone want them to be the world currency? It has been funny as hell making him mad though :)

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:53 | 4785258 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Wow, that's a $41,270 error in your friend's favor. Cash out fast!! Now that's arbitrage.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:18 | 4784834 Theta_Burn
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Convertability IS the story, if it isn't convertable to the local script in large enough amounts, due to that countries legalities, or an outright banning of it, it's nothing more than a fad

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:35 | 4784903 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Value is a subjective thing though. Things that tend to have real value tend to stick around even when tptb ban things. The value is in the versitality of the technology and it's trust no one until verification approach, the crypto-currency aspect is only one piece of it. If am some organization that has reach into many places and don't want to carry anything of value with me from point a to point b but have stores in those places this sort of thing allows to keep track of movement and allocation of resources in various locations. It is a ledger first and foremost and a ledger that even if you got access to wouldn't have the decryption key since it is not encoded into the network what each 'coin' is representative of.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:56 | 4784985 Theta_Burn
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Don't complicate it...

There is merit to the "transportability" aspect.

But once transported, needs to be converted to pay suppliers etc. IF they dont accept the coins

In a perfect Satoshi world everyone has a flashdrive plug-transact-go...ok, on to the final "enduser" that needs to buy food and pay rent. thats where this locks up. Its usable in small amounts as the "script amount" is minimal and hasn't been outlawed yet.

When bitcoin is accepted at my mortgage co as payment i'll be so onboard with this it will make Fonestar look like an amature.

Glad to be drawn in on another bitcoin debate...

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:12 | 4785062 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Don't wear horse blinders either and miss the forest for the trees.

A ledger can also serve as a decentralized encrypted inventory control system also with no public decryption key. It is end to end encrypted with no way to ascertain the key unless you hack the endpoints. It doesn't matter if you penetrate the middle points.


Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:40 | 4785196 Theta_Burn
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sigh.. it

But if i had bitcoins i cant buy horses, blinders, or trees..

and those manufacturers cant buy feed, leather, or land see where I'm going?

Not fucking with you, make me a believer







Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:21 | 4785514 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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What is bit coin? What IS crypto-currency? Don't tell me money either. That is only seeing a tree and not the forest. It is only one representation of what it IS. It is just a symbolic name nothing more. With that said value like everything else since we assign meaning to value is symbolic. You are stuck on worshipping the symbolism of it not what it IS.

It is a technical ledger. It keeps track of shit. The value and meaning you put to what is keeping track of doesn't change that fact.

With that said you can represent infinitely large things with infinitely small numbers take bitcoin for example right now you can divide a single coin up to 8 decimal places. Messenging system it is combinatoric problem how many possible combinations can you have. I can send a bitcoin from me to you and they have figure out the right combination to decrypt and if you double encrypt even if the happen to guess the first combination it is that^2. You understand you can create sufficiently large keys that the quantum computers can't decrypt in a timely manner where there is no public key for starters and not only that you can ad-hoc it and not need access to the whole block chain at any given time since it is irrelevant to a one to one communication anywhere in the network. Implemented correctly the NSA and everyone else in mass surveillance can go and lick your taint. They can know the addresses even know what moved where but there is never public decryption key in the movements.

Now to your example we can keep track of who traded what and how many and even if you want to get more technical $ value of each also encrypted in the same manner though that is what the decentralized exchanges are trying to implement which basically each coin is a fancy hash table with arrays and bucket values encoded in each coin.

That you can use anywhere in an ad-hoc manner with lower power devices on a local level that are isolated from the larger network except when you tie them in to update the ledger or not since they can function independently of the whole block chain if you are not going to use currency as a convertable representation of value of what is encoded into the coin.

We haven't even scratched the surface on the hardware end of tihs yet and how open source electronics and 3D printers over time as the costs come down to for people to manufacture right from their computers in their house is going to break the stranglehold on the backdooring of chips in cellphones for example through open source manufacturing designs people can build operating languages from and also in turn take back control of devices like control of access to the antenna on any wireless device.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:52 | 4785725 Theta_Burn
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Absolutely agree on the efficiency aspect.

Gold/silver thats in hand are the same thing.

I'm hoping for all bitcoiners that millions more folks and buisnesses do adopt it..and so will I.

I'm with you guys...fuck the middleman


Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:53 | 4785733 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1000, DCH

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 17:00 | 4786343 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Think of it this way the block chain is basically used to first time 2 address converse to synch up the initial decryption keys using the same algorithm locally. Then from there on in depending size and number of transmissions the keys rotate. A coin is a coin is a coin is a coin is a... you get the idea. The point is you taking repeatable noise that is natural to the system and doing nothing to it as opposed to turning something into noise that is not natural for the system. You do it right you only need the block chain to synch the addresses periodically and every address after their initial connection will use a different set on initial keys and rotate with never the same 2 keys being used at the same time between any 2 addresses now matter how many times you recycle them. You could know all the keys but you need to know which key is for which sequence between any 2 clients at any given time. You can also create a way to keep from spoofed addresses if they aren't synched to get the current key in the sequence through a trust no one approach.

It should be efficient doesn't require much bandwidth if implemented correctly since you don't need to whole block chain to communicate if the 2 addresses are already in synch and even if they aren't it should decode to jibberish anyways until it can be verified that address isn't spoofed.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 01:36 | 4787541 JustUsChickensHere
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Dark Wallet - in alpha testing right now... an add-on to Bitcoin to give true anonymity... and the Bitcoin core is being extended to operate over Tor and/or I2p ... to be unblockable at the network level.

Is that enough to be your missing piece?


Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:47 | 4784944 lakecity55
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No doubt as we speak, they are setting up a Yuan counterfeiting operation...

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:53 | 4784962 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Setting up? More like getting ready to turn the presses up 11.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:18 | 4785098 JuliaS
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Heroin and Hashish are the national currencies in Afghanistan.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:07 | 4785297 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Perhaps the Chinese will become the new suppliers to the world (pushing out the CIA), by trading yuan for hash. And selling that to Americans/westerners to f*** themselves up even more. Oh what fun...

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:43 | 4784690 kchrisc
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Will the last person dropping the dollar please turn off the light?!

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:47 | 4784707 Mr Pink
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Won't be me. I dropped it years ago. I only sell enough silver to keep the lights on and beer in the frig

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:51 | 4785245 Kirk2NCC1701
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Yup, cash, barter and PM is the way to go.  Parallel Economy, w/o the Central Planners or the 'Central Scrutinizers'.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:19 | 4785340 oUTLAWjosieWales
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" Central Scrotenizer..."

zappa out 

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:42 | 4785422 Citxmech
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+1 for the Joe's Garage reference!

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:44 | 4784698 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Both and probably a pain in the ass for the drug trade also.

Shit gets real though when Kazakhstan drops the USD for bilateral trade purposes and goes to direct currency swaps with everyone except with the US.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:13 | 4784818 Theta_Burn
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The drug trade can divest/accept anything of value way eaiser than people or countries can

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:46 | 4784706 Kaiser Sousa
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i halted my dollar related transactions years ago...

all but the ones in which ive been converting debt coupon dollars into real money...

China- where u at....

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:48 | 4784711 LawsofPhysics
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Hhmmm, there certainly are a lot of people standing in front of that dollar bus coming down the street...

I wonder how everyone is going to feel about tiny tim's book soon.

Retribution motherfuckers...


Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:06 | 4784789 Theta_Burn
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Strange how the fuckers that deserve the retribution never get it.

A situation that hopfully will be different this time...

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:57 | 4784986 intric8
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BUILD a guillotine

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:08 | 4785273 Kirk2NCC1701
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Start with a List.  Check it once, check it twice, to see who's been naughty and nice.

Include:  Banksters, Wall St gangstas, traitorous Ploticians and CEOs (esp. those double double citizenship from the ME), DC lobbyists, purveyors of filth & propaganda, etc.  Include Local scum, not just the National scum.  Pull an "NSA" on TPTB:  Gather info, intel, evidence.  To be brought out asl legal/judicial evidence when the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Four Freedoms are restored and actually adhered to.  That should keep bloggers busy and give them a worthwhile mission, rather than just posting witty remarks or surfing for porn.

"A new broom sweeps clean"

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:30 | 4785375 BlindMonkey
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My list is short. When Jon Corzine's head is rolling on the TV I will sit back and call "mission accomplished". Since my list is short and compete,, I will now return to my regularly scheduled porn.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:48 | 4784714 Seasmoke
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I thought terrorist and drug dealers, ONLY used Bitcoin. 

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:49 | 4784715 Bill of Rights
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And so it begins.....

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:50 | 4784722 CaptainSpaulding
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Gray Highlighted in 3..2..1

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:54 | 4784729 Quinvarius
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I feel bad for the sheeple who don't get told enough info from TV to connect the dots.  Those that have been getting the news, and see the predicted de-dollarization trend in full force, but stay in denial will get what they deserve.  One way or the other, no matter how much people don't like it, it is going to be a global currency that no one can print and everyone accepts that will be the last thing standing.  A childish intervention using changes nothing.  There has never been a doubt about where this is headed.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:00 | 4784750 Obama_4_Dictator
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The Bible said as much......


My compassion for the sheeple is at an all time low....society needs a good cleansing......

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:15 | 4785078 WillyGroper
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Somehow your second sentence doesn't lend much credence to the first.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:51 | 4785242 Obama_4_Dictator
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I'm not Jesus....

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 16:37 | 4786264 WillyGroper
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Me neither, just deer hunting with him.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:02 | 4784770 Theta_Burn
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If people won't like the Change to a world currency, they are sure as shit going to hate the death and destruction leading up to it.



Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:19 | 4784836 Quinvarius
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They don't like it already.  It will be gold.  All the other suggestions about SDRs and other paper are nonsense.  They imply trust and are just more fiat.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 15:01 | 4785774 DoChenRollingBearing
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Rickards says that the SDR may work well.  For a while.

Gold will be standing when the others fall...

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:16 | 4785324 Kirk2NCC1701
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For "Ordo ab Chaos" to come about for the NWO Globalists, they first need Chaos.  Clearly they are ramping up for providing and funding Chaos, so they can march in with the "Solution for Peace" -- and appear as heroes, rather than as the sociopathic villains that they are.

Their faces, methods and tactics may change, but not their Strategic Intent and Goals:  World Government via a world currency, the SDR.  Note that the SDR is (currently) composed of the USD, Euro, Yen and Pound.  Need we say more?

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:54 | 4784742 Gringo Viejo
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When do we get the 10 billion FRN?

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:08 | 4784765 Conax
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When you buy the giant size box of Cracker Jacks there will be one inside.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:45 | 4784934 lakecity55
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 I was recently at the the money exhibit. They had a 100,000$ bill. Maybe we will soon see them outside of a museum, haha.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:03 | 4784777 insanelysane
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I thought it was all bits and bytes and how do they know they are USD or CNY?

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:05 | 4784780 carbonmutant
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Dollar must be terrorist currency...

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:20 | 4784842 Spungo
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The fed should be thanking China for doing this because this will cause the inflation that will somehow fix everything. One must understand that inflation has 2 components: the amount of money that exists (M1, M2, M3) and how often that money is changes hands (money velocity). When dollars have some utility, people hoard them. Dollars sit in bank accounts as ones and zeros or dollars can exist as paper money next to a pile of heroin in some cave. If the dollars can no longer be used as money, the people holding those dollars will trade them for something that can be used for money. This puts the dollars back into circulation. Even though the supply of money has not increased, inflation will occur because the money velocity has increased.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:36 | 4784910 Hongcha
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"... dollars can exist as paper money next to a pile of heroin in some cave. "

Not too distant a reality for many of us.  Whatever it takes to avoid lining up at the deuce-and-a-half for Fed cheesefood in the local Walmart parking lot.

And if you think that's not coming, wait.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:43 | 4784930 lakecity55
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Hmmm, the velocity of my fiats has been increasing-- into PMs and Miners.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:21 | 4784849 orangegeek
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Have to stage a show so the US can jump in and slap them down.


What is this crap?  $1,000 per month??

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:24 | 4784850 yogibear
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LOL, killing the US Federal Reserve and banksters with ever-increasing rejection of dollars.

The BRICS vs the US Federal Reserve/IMF banksters.

This should be fun as people jump on the bandwagon to crush the dollar.

Even the US Federal Reserve is working to crush the dollar and cause major inflation. They'll get help in earnest with China and Russia.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:30 | 4784886 Watson
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To me, the surprise is that anyone pays _any_ currency _into_ an Afghan bank.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:35 | 4785399 BlindMonkey
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Why is that? Do you think BoA or DB are more solvent? Or honest for that matter.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:33 | 4784897 sondernauch
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" ...also unclear is whether the Chinese banks will accept transactions with Afghan banks in CNY?"

That's a statement, not a question, and should not have a question mark.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:41 | 4784923 lakecity55
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I have RT on live. They are hammering the dollar, and that Russia, China and Iran want Nothing to do with the Fed....

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:49 | 4784947 dsty
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Well what ever happens to money will be only temporary

after the chaos the money system will be digital and universal

It will be based on credits and will be transacted via chip in hand

welcome to the NWO

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:03 | 4785016 Atomizer
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IMHO. Our US military will kick in. After bullets rain down, these people will seek refuge in a small tribal community to rebuild the global ideology 

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:20 | 4785108 dsty
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our military involvement might go very wrong

could be a limited exchange with a casualty cost too high

and it might not be Russia backing down

US has no stomache for another war

after this, dollar chaos

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:38 | 4785409 BlindMonkey
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With all the domestic war preps I am not sure they care if the serfs have had enough of foreign wars. That may be the reason that Barry promised and is delivering on the domestic force as large and well funded as the US military.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:56 | 4784980 lakecity55
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PMs: Weapons of Mass Monetary Freedomz

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:05 | 4785021 zipit
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Where is the "Too the moon!" guy to leave the comment that includes the "B" word?  Or maybe it's time for "Stancoin" (Bitcoin for all the countries with names ending in "stan").

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:13 | 4785071 Z_End
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China will only accept precious metals, gemstones and carpets from Afghanistan from now on...

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:18 | 4785075 Son of Captain Nemo
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Now these actions couldn't possibly be directly related to this now... Could it?

Nahhhh!  Just another coincidental related "happening" of course!

So when exactly will we be witnessing the asymmetric possibilities over-ripe and beyond justified I might add coming from Russia and China?...


Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:21 | 4785076 mrmister
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Grease the wheelbarrow wheels.
Buying a cup of coffee at starbucks.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:25 | 4785129 Son of Captain Nemo
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"Grease the wheelbarrow wheels."...

If you're FBI/CIA/Blackwater/Xi/Academi...

You've already been greased up bent over and bungholed by "Johnny Wad"... And knowing the absolute level of our stupidity they will no doubt be going back to the buffet table for seconds!



Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:39 | 4785651 mrmister
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But hagel says " a new world order is being created." It didnt work the first time so they think it will this time, except this time the nazis are their allies.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:19 | 4785101 Oldrepublic
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the writ of the us imperium seems to be on the decline in that part of the world!

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:20 | 4785107 The wheels on t...
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I think there is more to the gas deal between china and russia as to the price, quantity and length of the contract. i reckon a number of conditions have been agreed for this 30 year contract, and one of them is to start de-dollarising.

Imagine the biggest exporter in the world starting to impose restrictions on accepting US dollars for trade? holy shit......

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:34 | 4785170 Fix It Again Timmy
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It's looking like the dollar is having the same amount of appeal as a piece of fresh dog shit....

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:53 | 4785243 tony wilson
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De-Dollarization or Anti-Terrorist action?


De-Dollarization is Anti-Terrorist action?


soros,rothschild think tanks

freedom institutes

all cia dollared funded init.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:57 | 4785267 Youri Carma
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I think the Taliban knows about gold. Army tells soldiers fighting in Afghanistan to buy off Taliban 'with bags of gold'

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:58 | 4785270 RaceToTheBottom
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Fed's Balance sheet to 20 Trillion!!!!!

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:32 | 4785385 gdpetti
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Some say it's already passed that and beyond as in troubled times, illuions filled with delusion are harder to maintain.


“The sides intend to take new steps to increase the level and expansion of spheres of Russian-Chinese practical cooperation, in particular to establish close cooperation in the financial sphere, including an increase in direct payments in the Russian and Chinese national currencies in trade, investments and loan services,” the statement said.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:09 | 4785304 teslaberry
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funny how this article did not mention the recent bombings and instability in xinjiang.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 15:57 | 4786100 Jano
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Look better on the picture and on the map.

put it into the context of what you are saying.

read the yesterday's news.

and we are at home!!!!!.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:19 | 4785337 Herdee
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I smell U.S. Dollars and drug money which is linked to terrorists.The Chinese are cutting off the funding.Our radicals from Afgan-Land and extremist Sunnis funded by the war on drugs cartel is starting to move into China.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:41 | 4785420 PennilessPauper
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Who cares what Pipelandistan does?  Unless your into Heroin.  EFFECTIVE IMEDIATELY I will no longer trade Yaun's with my local bank.  Their that will teach them!

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:25 | 4785587 Drifter
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This sounds like a test run, see what geopolitical reaction is.

Everybody goes "ok, whatever" then it becomes an avalanche, everybody abandoning the dollar, China welcoming them with open arms.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:43 | 4785677 mrmister
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Next india, remember how the indian diplomat was treated a few months ago in the us? That will be the majority of the world using the other white paper.

Yuan- the other white paper

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:28 | 4785603 Obamanism
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Is this the a way of saying we are with Putin and any Sanctions you put on Russia we can retaliate on their behave.

The killer punch will be when they have to sell their Government supplied illegal drugs in Yaun. Even selling the Government supplied drugs in Yaun will prove tricky and they will use real money, gold.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 15:42 | 4786031 SmittyinLA
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Lot of Chinese whores in Afghanistan, where are they gonna make their deposits?

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 16:36 | 4786258 NoWayJose
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Yes this is related to the trrorist acts in China, as US dollars flow to Afghanistan extremists who place the money into Afghan banks and then onto extremists in China.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 21:47 | 4787123 earleflorida
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poor china just wants to cut out the middle-man? afterall it was opium,... yes the opium trade that mao took advantage of in the chinese 'civil wars', and sino-jap war-- the, 'opium growing country' via ningxia and gansu to beijiang and tianjin. north china became the heroine production distribution center that paid for mostly all mao's [ccp] communist logistic/ military expenses. but, it wasn't just mao that benefited--  chiang kai-shek of the [kmt] nationalist party also used the infamous 'green gang' in shanghai for the international trade. soon, in 1937 the jap's pulled the same shit and all three [jap' invaders, nat'l`s, and commi's] were making tons of money off the opium trade.

currently the ussa uses all of afghanistan's opium to subsidize it's proxy/covert wars... and then some$.

the entire globe, ~ 90% +/+ opium production is grown in afghanistan, as every drug`mule on the planet knows. china's love of the burma road? via hillary's good vibrations...

we're looking at a trillion $ trade annually. just selling the germinating?seedlings is huge. grow fertile farm house soil experts on u.s. federal land in afghan-duplicated/ simulated moisture/soil/sun/shade conditional growing season facsimilies.


Ps. China and  the Pakistan's are buds, and Pakistan runs the internal afairs of afghan. it's that simple... 

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:42 | 4788249 Rodders75
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Have you got a dime? (So I can call someone who cares). 

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