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Curiouser and curiouser

Here’s an interesting tidbit about curious happenings in the gold and silver markets, from a recent interview of investment analyst Eric Sprott by Toronto’s The Gold Report: Eric Sprott: This will sound like a conspiracy theory, but unusual things are happening … Continue reading

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I’ve seen some things, man, and some stuff…

The stereotype of the disturbed war veteran, originally created by opponents of the Vietnam War and handily resurrected by opponents of the Iraq War, is clearly the image Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has in mind when she thinks of our veterans. Feinstein’s … Continue reading

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Crisis du jour

“When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout” – Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny A pretty good description of almost everything you hear out of  Washington DC, but we get more than one crisis du jour these … Continue reading

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In business down in the tropics

Last week I saw an article in MineWeb, “The end of gold cash costs as we know them?”, which noted recent calls for an “all-in sustaining cash cost” measure that “…more fully defines the total costs associated with producing gold. … Continue reading

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The Young Victoria Collection Wins NGC Best in Category Award for 2012

On January 11, 2013, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the official grading service of the American Numismatic Association and the Professional Numismatists’s Guild, announced the NGC Collector’s Society 2012 NGC Registry Award Winners. The Young Victoria Collection was awarded the Best in Category in World … Continue reading

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News They Can Use

The other day a couple of friends and I were thinking about going to the National Gun Show held last weekend over near Dulles Airport. We eventually decided against it, due to a combination of bad weather, crowds, sickness, and … Continue reading

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Twist and Shout

As anticipated, the Fed today announced plans to burn $40 billion a month, with no end in sight: The Fed said it will buy $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities per month in an attempt to foster a nascent recovery in the … Continue reading

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They Were Expensable

One of the many less-fun things about being an employee of a defense contractor is the constant reminder that you are expensable. You and your salary and benefits are an operating expense, one of the items on the accounts payable … Continue reading

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The value of a cent

I just read news that a 1792 US silver center cent sold for $1 million at a recent Heritage auction!* A pattern with a known population of less than a couple dozen, it’s one of the most extreme example of the relative … Continue reading

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Rough Riders’ flag a symbol of postbellum reunification?

 “They were about to leave without an American flag. Personally, it’s the  first thing I would have packed,” Matthew Krahn, historian at the Arizona  Capitol Museum Guild, told an audience of about two dozen people Wednesday  afternoon. Krahn’s history lesson … Continue reading

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