My Internet Service has been on again off again much of the day – so I have had a lot of time to just think. So I started wondering…

My wife, upon hearing me say, “I am wondering…” would surely say, “Oh my god, what now!? She thinks I am a perennial pessimist. I, on the other hand, consider myself to be a realist. You, dear reader, must form your own conclusion.

Anyway, I am wondering why the price of gold and silver has take such a beating lately. I keep reading about things that just don’t fit together nicely to form a picture that would support such a scenario. Here are just a few of the things that I wonder about:

The paper market for gold has been where the price has taken such a beating – while the market for the physical metal has apparently remained rather strong. I wonder why?

Our central bank claims to have an enormous reserve of gold bullion – but Germany can’t get them to return their gold stored there for seven years. I wonder why?

Central banks – especially in the western world – have been “leasing” their gold for years now. They have been making huge profits per year on gold they have leased – but where is the actual gold bullion? They resist all attempts for a legitimate audit of their bullion holdings. I wonder why?

Any reasonable observer of the COMEX paper market for gold and silver – especially silver – can easily conclude that the market is manipulated by the big bullion banks – and the government looks the other way. I wonder why?

Government statistics and economic reports are so massaged that only the gullible talking heads on TV appear believe them. I wonder why?

I know that government may not be able to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth all the time. But these days it seems that truth has become old fashioned – having been replaced with such concepts as political correctness. My wife, upon hearing me say, “I am wondering…” would surely say, “Oh my god, what now!? She thinks I am a perennial pessimist. I, on the other hand, consider myself to be a realist. You, dear reader, must form your own conclusion.

Anyway, I am wondering why the price of gold and silver has take such a beating lately. I keep reading about things that just don’t fit together nicely to form a picture that would support such a scenario. Here are just a few of the things that I wonder about:

The paper market for gold has been where the price has taken such a beating – while the market for the physical metal has apparently remained rather strong. I wonder why?

Our central bank claims to have an enormous reserve of gold bullion – but Germany can’t get them to return their gold stored there for seven years. I wonder why?

Central banks – especially in the western world – have been “leasing” their gold for years now. They have been making huge profits per year on gold they have leased – but where is the actual gold bullion? They resist all attempts for a legitimate audit of their bullion holdings. I wonder why?

Any reasonable observer of the COMEX paper market for gold and silver – especially silver – can easily conclude that the market is manipulated by the big bullion banks – and the government looks the other way. I wonder why?

Government statistics and economic reports are so massaged that only the gullible talking heads on TV appear believe them. I wonder why?

I know that government may not be able to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth all the time. But these days it seems that truth has become old fashioned – having been replaced with such concepts as political correctness. I wonder why?

As a nation, we seem to just take it all in stride and keep re-electing those that keep pushing the truth further and further into obscurity. I wonder why?

 

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