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Why Physical Silver? The advantage of possessing physical silver (and gold, palladium, platinum) are many. In a few words, it is private, portable, liquid, secure, and if you buy collectibles, beautiful and historical. So how did I discover these benefits? After the 'dot com' bubble burst, tech stocks were nearly worthless and I was afraid of the real estate bubble deflating. So when my friend told me about buying physical silver for what it cost to mine from the ground, I recalled the days of gold prices increasing from $35 per oz. in 1971 -- to $820 per oz. in 1980. He then told me that silver had been in a 20 year bear market and that it would probably exceed the inflationary adjusted 1980 prices in the next few years. When I heard, "Diminished supply and increased demand never fail to increase the value of something," and "Warren Buffet of Birkshire Hathaway bought a large amount of silver in 1997," I had to learn more. History tells us that since the Roman Empire every currency has been inflated into non-existence, or a valuation of zero. All current world currencies will suffer the same fate eventually, so what to do with rapidly depreciating dollars? They say the smart money is going into gold, and the REALLY smart money is going into silver. Anyway, after learning the benefits of physical precious metals, I chose to seek information about companies which mined it. If I could not own a lot of physical silver, I figured I could 'own' it in the ground.
Why Is Silver Tangible Wealth? Silver (and gold) have been an asset and a stable store of wealth for many millennia. because they cannot be instantly manufactured on a printing press like paper dollars. Other than printed currency, name some items of true wealth you possess. Cash in the bank? What happens if your bank goes bankrupt, locks the doors and seizes all of your savings? What happens when all depositors want to withdraw their savings at the same time, like during the Great Depression, when about 1200 banks were forced to close? You get nothing. If you had silver (or gold) in your possession, it was tangible wealth and not empty paper promises. And what happens if you miss a few mortgage payments? Your may be confiscated. How quickly can you pawn your jewelry or you sell your car? Unless you are driving a Ferrari, it is a rapidly depreciating item. And even a Ferrari becomes a poor store of wealth when you must pay $25,000 for an engine rebuild. So why is tangible wealth so important? Various entities worldwide are printing away your wealth through inflation. Any increases in the money supply helps to fool the masses into believing they are living in a time of economic stability, to pay for hurricane damage rebuilding, and invasions and occupations. The last official M3 reports showed that 18% more dollars were being printed yearly by the Federal Reserve (which is neither 'Federal' nor has any 'reserves'). And why have they stopped publishing M3 data? So, if you had a 1 oz. silver bar, one year from now would that bar contain 18% less silver? Wouldn't you rather fight monetary inflation and have tangible silver that cannot be devalued?
Rocky Mtn. Coin Why Physical Silver? The advantage of possessing physical silver (and gold, palladium, platinum) are many. In a few words, it is private, portable, liquid, secure, and if you buy collectibles, beautiful and historical. So how did I discover these benefits? After the 'dot com' bubble burst, tech stocks were nearly worthless and I was afraid of the real estate bubble deflating. So when my friend told me about buying physical silver for what it cost to mine from the ground, I recalled the days of gold prices increasing from $35 per oz. in 1971 -- to $820 per oz. in 1980. He then told me that silver had been in a 20 year bear market and that it would probably exceed the inflationary adjusted 1980 prices in the next few years. When I heard, "Diminished supply and increased demand never fail to increase the value of something," and "Warren Buffet of Birkshire Hathaway bought a large amount of silver in 1997," I had to learn more. History tells us that since the Roman Empire every currency has been inflated into non-existence, or a valuation of zero. All current world currencies will suffer the same fate eventually, so what to do with rapidly depreciating dollars? They say the smart money is going into gold, and the REALLY smart money is going into silver. Anyway, after learning the benefits of physical precious metals, I chose to seek information about companies which mined it. If I could not own a lot of physical silver, I figured I could 'own' it in the ground.
Why Silver Mining Companies? A few years ago my friend, Jason Hommel, informed me that his plan was to invest in physical silver and silver stocks. According to him, the next best thing to owning physical silver was owning stock in mining companies. Shortly thereafter he launched a FREE newsletter, specializing in reporting on the undervalued stocks of mining companies with large silver reserves in the ground. His research shows that above ground silver reserves are likely nearly depleted, because silver is coming to market only as a by-product of the mining of gold, zinc, molybdenum, etc. Few mining companies have directly mined silver for the last 20 years because they can only sell it for slightly more than it costs to extract from the ground. Anyway, his free newsletter has grown to over 85,000 subscribers and his website is called the SILVER STOCK REPORT. Read his free Ebook, or purchase a monthly look at his portfolio. CLICK HERE for Jason Hommel's FREE Silver Stock Report.
Silver Articles Below are some articles by authors more knowledgeable than I am about various topics.-- Did you know that every fiat currency in the history of the world has become worthless?-- Did you know that the Federal Reserve is NOT a part of the U.S. Government? Since the creation of 'The Fed' in 1913 they have printed enormous amounts of currency. How do you think the U.S. is paying for Iraq and to rebuild hurricane damaged areas?-- Did you know your investments need to earn about 7-18% per year just to break even, due to inflation of the U.S. dollar?-- Workers are now paid with a bunch of numbers on a check or electronically with direct deposits. Did you know that a worker was once paid a silver coin for a day's wage?-- Did you know that the proliferation of digital photography may have little effect on silver demand? Visit the SILVER ARTICLES page. Enjoy writings by various authors who delve much deeper into the specifics of silver as wealth and manipulation by monetary inflation of paper currency.
Gold and Silver in the Word of God
I've been studying the subjects of Bible prophecy (prophecy is the Bible's predictions of the future) and the precious metals market for the past several years. Interestingly, both subjects are quite related in that they focus on what the future will bring, and both subjects require a dedicated search for the truth. Bible Prophecy is a huge subject, so there is a great deal more research and scriptural support that lies beneath the conclusions and points I will be able to present here. I think that one of the ways to achieve a greater understanding of the evils of the current fiat monetary systems of the world, and a better understanding of where we are headed, would be to study the economic system that God gave the Israelites in the Hebrew Scriptures of the Old Testament, and compare it to our own.
I will start with the conclusions of what my prophecy studies have led me to believe will be the future of gold and silver with respect to prophecy, and then explain in more detail how I arrived at the following:
Israel, continuing on into the future, prior to the return of Christ at the pre-tribulation rapture, will become a very rich nation in gold and silver, and these precious metals also must rise in value enough so to move other nations to envy so that Russia, the Arab nations, and possibly Germany (Gomer?) will be led to invade Israel at the start of the seven year tribulation. (Ezekiel 38-39) Gold and silver, in the future, prior to the rapture, and even into the start of the tribulation, will become extremely valuable, much more so than today, (Rev 3:18), particularly after major currency devaluations and severe economic collapse that is planned to come to bring about the chaos necessary to humble the nations into accepting world rule by the antichrist. The world rule by the antichrist in the tribulation after the rapture, will involve a world currency, perhaps an electronic tracking system of gold credits (Dan 11:38, 11:43), involving the mark of the beast needed to buy and sell anything. (Revelation 13:16-18) In the tribulation, many (not all) of those possessing gold and silver, who refuse to accept the mark of the beast, will be hunted down and beheaded. (Revelation 20:4) I believe eventually, during the tribulation, most likely, it will be illegal to possess gold and silver in physical form as an unauthorized individual (without the mark or number or authority of the beast), anywhere in the world, (Ezekiel 7:19) but only during the short duration of the tribulation, or perhaps the second half of the 7 years time (Dan 7:25, 9:27, Rev 13:5). Finally, for the survivors of the tribulation, with the return of Jesus after the tribulation, gold and silver will be restored as money world wide, in accordance with the economic laws and principles as outlined in the the Hebrew law. (Zech 14:16, Isaiah 2:2-5)
To summarize a few of the main points of the economic system as given in the law, which are a contrast to what we have today:
1. Gold and Silver, as is all of creation, are from God, and given to man for good use, for a useful purpose. (Genesis 1:28, Gen 2:12.) Gold, silver, seed, and flour, were all used as money. (Lev 27:16, 2 Kings 7:1) The vast majority of the time that gold and silver are mentioned in the Bible, it is in reference to the wealth of the kings of Israel or to the wealth of the temple of the Lord. Gold and sliver were used in the workings and furnishings of the ark of the covenant, and the vessels in the temple. Therefore, gold is definitely the approved by God for men to use as money and as a store of wealth.
2. The people were to have and use "just weights and measures". The standard Hebrew units to measure the weight of things such as iron, stone, flour or anything, were the shekel or talent (or other measures), and also used to measure the weight of gold and silver. Unjust weights and measures were "an abomination to the Lord". (Lev 19:35, Deut 25:15, Prov 20:10)
3. Charging interest when lending money was forbidden, unless to a foreigner. (Lev 25:36-37, Deut 23:19-20, Psalms 15:5, Prov 28:8, Ezek 18:12-13, Neh 5)
4. Every 7 years was to be a time of total debt forgiveness & slave release. (Deut 15:1-3)
5. Every 50th year there was not only debt forgiveness, but also the return of all land (except in cities) to the people which may have been loaned out or sold. (The 50th year, or Jubilee, was after seven sevens or 49 years) (Lev 25, 27:16-18)
6. Wages had to be paid every day, not every two weeks. (Lev 19:13)
7. There was to be an inheritance from fathers to their children, and even grandchildren. (Num 27:7-11, Prov 13:22)
8. They were to pay tithes and suburbs (land around the cities) to support the tribe of the Levites, one of the 12 tribes, who were the priests & ministers, lawyers & judges, scribes & teachers, and caretakers of the temple. (Num 18:23-24, 35:2-7)
Next, I will examine how the above laws contrast with our modern economy and system of money.
The two evils that are most frequently mentioned with regard to dollars is that, one, dollars are not a just weight and measure, and two, that all dollars brought into the economy are done so when either the government or the people borrow money from the banks (who borrow from the Federal Reserve) at interest. Most people understand that, originally, the dollar was defined as a weight of gold, 1/20 of an ounce, but they really don't care all that much about it. The reason why is because when hard economic times come because the people are in debt and there is a perceived "lack of money", the people actually prefer allowing inflation to continue, rather than let deflation make it impossible for them to pay off their debts. Therefore, it is much less well understood why lending at usury, or any interest rate, is wrong. I will attempt to briefly cover why charging any interest at all is unnecessary for an economy to prosper, but also evil.
There are many ways to cause wealth and capital to accumulate. You can invest capital (or time and labor) directly in some endeavor, such as a business, which involves both risk and work. Or, you can lend money out at interest, requiring collateral to eliminate risk, and charge interest, which involves no work. Obviously, the second way is easier, and it is dishonest because it involves no risk and no work. Contrary to popular thought, forbidding loans at interest would not destroy an economy. Money would still be put to good use as people invest it directly into the economy. In fact, people would be more likely to invest in stocks (directly into the economy) if bonds were simply not available. In fact, it is not even necessary to pass laws forbidding loans at interest, nor is it necessary to prosecute either borrowers or lenders for participating in such transactions. What is needed is for the government to simply not recognize contracts which charge interest as being valid contracts, just as any contract which is based on an illegal practice, combined with fraud and deception and lack of disclosure should not be valid. What this means is that lenders should not be able to demand that the government enforce payment or transfer of collateral when payment becomes impossible.
When you understand that those who loan money at interest will be able to enslave the people to whom they make loans, it helps to explain what is being described in Nehemiah Chapter 5, and it explains why God's people are forbidden to lend at interest (usury) to their fellow people. Understanding the process of how usury works also explains how certain prophecies about the nation of Israel would be fulfilled. Israel would both lend to other nations and rule over them. (Deut 15:6, 28:12) Lending to others and ruling over them are concepts that are directly related, "the borrower is servant to the lender". (Proverbs 22:7)
Investors are often regaled with stories of the power of compound interest, but they are not told the full story of precisely how powerful it can be. Typically, we are told by investment advisors that if we invest $2000 very early in life (and allow for 9 doublings), or $10,000 a bit later in life (7 doublings), we can retire with a million dollars. Great! However, they don't tell you what is possible if your family dynasty invests a million dollars over a few generations. A million in gold, after 16 doublings, would come to about $64 Billion, which was way more than all the gold in the world back at $20/oz. After 20 doublings, a million turns into a trillion. See the following for proof: 1 1; 2 2; 3 4; 4 8; 5 16; 6 32; 7 64; 8 128; 9 256; 10 512; 11 1,024; 12 2,048; 13 4,096; 14 8,192; 15 16,384; 16 32,768; 17 65,536; 18 131,072; 19 262,144; 20 524,288; 21 1,048,576
Obviously, a single family, in only two-three generations, that started out moderately wealthy, if able to lend at interest, risk free, using loans secured by collateral and government enforcement of contracts, would be able to control all the wealth of the entire world. Again, just a small example of why lending at interest, risk free, using using loans secured by collateral and government enforcement of contracts is inherently unfair, and should not be legal.
Many people say that for the most part, the process of world ownership rapidly accelerated in the early 1900's, and was greatly facilitated in 1913 at the founding of the Federal Reserve Bank, and was in full swing by about World War II. The proof is that the national debt of the United States at the end of WWII was 250 Billion dollars, and this can be seen at http://www.ustreas.gov/opc/opc0019.html
The $250 Billion x 1 oz/$35 = 7,142 million ounces of gold (worth of dollars) times 1 ton/32150oz. = 222,146 tons worth of gold that the U.S. supposedly borrowed from the Federal Reserve. That's about twice the amount of gold that is estimated to exist in the world today! Back then, that was probably 4-5 times all the gold in all the world. Of course it is impossible to conceive how the U.S. was able to borrow, in value, more than what exists in the entire world, but somehow we did just that. It is mind boggling that a single private entity was able to create that many dollars out of thin air (because obviously they did not actually loan us more gold than exists), and loan them to the United States, at interest (the interest is the second fraud), and then demand payment in gold all the way up to the early 1970's until Nixon finally closed the gold window. Even today, with the debt at five trillion dollars, and all the gold in the entire world valued at one trillion dollars, something is seriously wrong with that. There is no way the United States can ever pay back, in value, 5 times as much gold as there exists in the entire world, and it is even more certain that we never borrowed any such thing in the first place. Therefore, if we never actually received any tangible thing when we took out the loan, there is no reason to claim or think that we must pay anything back. Printing the presses wildly to pay off the debt is no different than what happened when the debt was created. The debt was loaned into existence with funny-money to begin with, therefore there is no reason that the debt should be paid back with "valuable" dollars. At this point, attempting to keep the dollar valuable only continues the enslavement of the people and the nation. I say go ahead, monetize the debt, and let the printing presses run wild if the government needs money; don't sell bonds, don't even collect taxes, let the dollar collapse to zero, and let the people flee to ownership of gold and/or silver while the dollar can miraculously still purchase any.
This hopefully explains the two great evils of our monetary system which are that the dollar is not an accurate weight and measure, and that debt money and usury is evil. But more than that, it also explains why all debts, everywhere, for everyone, all at once, should be completely forgiven and wiped out every 7 years, so that this kind of enslavement debt can never be built up in the first place. Allowing the dollar to collapse to zero would be a great benefit to the economy, since all enslavement debt would be wiped out, and the entire system of fraudulent weights and measures would be forced to end.
Examining the process of evil that created our current economic problems hopefully can shed light on how it will end, and what will come next. It is a certainty that all paper money systems in all of history have eventually collapsed; therefore the dollar, like all the rest, is doomed to reach zero value at some point in the future, and anyone who saves money in dollar form is really just asking for trouble.
Next, I will explain the context and framework of my understanding of Bible prophecy so that I will be able to explain my interpretation of the scriptures in the introduction.
As I mentioned at the start, I believe in the doctrine of the "pre-tribulation rapture". For many who know next to nothing about prophecy, I apologize for the unusual terminology, and I will do my best to explain what that means. Of course, there are many different views on prophecy, which make any study of the subject quite arduous. For those who believe that Revelation 20 is speaking of a literal time period of 1000 years long, nearly all believe Christ will return physically at the start of that time. Again, nearly all who believe in that literal scenario also believe that this 1000 years is immediately preceded by a time period called the tribulation (which includes the famous battle of Armageddon). The tribulation is variously interpreted to last anywhere from 3.5 years to 7 years or perhaps an undefined period of time when the antichrist, or Satan will come and deceive people by claiming to be God, (2 Thess 2:3-4,11) The most common view is that this time of tribulation lasts 7 years. The next detail to narrow down is the issue of the timing of the rapture, which is when Christ descends from heaven and gathers his faithful up to heaven to be with him. The various views are that the event of this gathering (or rapture) might take place either before, or during, or after the tribulation. The "pre-tribulation rapture" view is generally held by various Christian fundamentalists such as Baptists, Pentecostals such as Assemblies of God churches, Vineyard Churches, Calvary Chapel, and many other independents. Famous preachers of this view include John Darby of the early 1800's, the Scofield Bible of the early 1900's, Hal Lindsey of "The Late Great Planet Earth" of the 70's, and lately Tim LaHaye of the Left Behind fiction series.
On a few internet polls, I have found that perhaps half of the people who believe the pretribulation rapture also believe that the event of the Gog & Magog war of Ezekiel 38-39 takes place right at the start of the 7 year tribulation. It makes sense to place the event of this war at that time because after this war, the Israelites go out and collect and burn the weapons of their fallen enemies for the next seven years, which is the length of the tribulation. The other main reason to place this war at that time is that the antichrist will need some sort of deception to claim, somewhat like Hitler did, that the 1000 year reign has begun. This Gog & Magog war can therefore be falsely claimed to be the war of Armageddon, thus properly confusing people into thinking that the tribulation must be over, and that Christ really has returned.
The implications of this for gold and silver are obvious if you take the Bible literally because the passage is quite clear that jealousy of Israel's wealth of gold and silver causes the nations to the north to invade. (Ezekiel 38:13) Based on this, I have both a question and advice for precious metals dealers. Question: Do the people of Israel today have an affinity for gold and silver, and are they big buyers of the metals, and do you see them becoming buyers of the metals increasingly into the future? Advice: Why not go to Israel to set up a coin shop to sell physical gold and silver, since it appears quite clearly that the Bible says they will become wealthy in it. Israel will have to buy precious metals from somebody to fulfill the prophecy.
In connection with the Ezekiel passage, there is Revelation 3:18, which many interpret only symbolically. However, the passage is to the Church of Laodicia, which reads like a description of our monetary system of false wealth.
Rev 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
Americans today think they are rich, because they have plenty of goods, and the dollar buys much, but they seemingly do not know that the are truly poor, having no real wealth at all, which is gold. They are even blind to the fact of their poverty (no gold) and debt because they can live in nice houses and drive nice cars, which is exactly what the passage is saying on the literal level, they are "increased with goods". America even exports pornography to the world, which is showing the world our nakedness, and for the most part, our culture is not ashamed. I don't think taking this passage as literal advice to buy gold is wrong in any way, and taking the passage literally does not necessarily invalidate the spiritual message that is also contained in the verse, which is that we should be seeking Jesus for our spiritual needs. Undoubtedly, if the passage is to be understood on a literal level, the Bible is saying for all who have ears to hear, "buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich".
Furthermore, this passage supports and compliments the passage in Ezekiel 38-39 in two clear ways. First, I find it difficult to believe that the nations of the north would ever invade Israel for gold and silver if these precious metals retained their current value of about $275/oz and $4.60/oz. All the gold in all the world, about 4 Billion ounces at today's prices, is approximately valued at a paltry one trillion dollars. This is less than the annual budget of the United States government. So it makes much sense that gold and silver have to drastically come up in value to be worth enough to go to war over. Secondly, the passage in Rev 3-4 is in the context of the pretribulation rapture. The passages in Rev 3:8-10 and Rev 4:1 are often quoted as rapture support passages. Therefore, it appears as if the valuation of gold and silver will go up just before or by the time of the rapture, and the invasion of the Gog & Magog war.
After the rapture, the antichrist will come to power through peace. (Daniel 8:25, 9:27, 11:21, 11:24) Since the main goal of the antichrist is to convince people that he is Christ, this is quite fitting for him to be the one to usher in peace after the supernatural destruction by fire at the Gog & Magog war of Ezekiel 38-39. After all, Christ is the one who brings in peace at the start of the 1000 years in Revelation 20. Furthermore, one of Satan's signs of deception is that he shows he has the power to make fire come down from heaven. (Revelation 13:13, 2 Thess 2:9) Why would Satan, or the antichrist, need to show he has this power, unless it is to back up his false claim that he is God, the one who destroys the enemies of Israel by fire in the Gog & Magog war? (Ezekiel 38:22, 39:6)
Since it appears that the world was going to World War III or WWIV or Armageddon over gold and silver (Ezekiel 38:13), I believe one of the antichrist's solutions for world peace will be rather simple. One solution would be to outlaw physical possession of gold and silver by anyone except for the world government. It is rather clear that the antichrist controls and owns gold and silver. (Dan 11:38, 11:43, Ezekiel 28:4,5,18) There is a rather complimentary passage in Revelation 13:16-18 which describes the mark of the beast which is required to buy and sell. There must be some sort of compulsory system of tracking electronic credits, such as an implantable microchip or tattoo of some sort which properly identifies people who are authorized to buy and sell. Cash and physical possession of items of monetary value like gold and silver are simply incompatible with such a system.
Further, Ezekiel goes on to describe a frightening passage about how gold and silver seem to be less that worthless, but almost even dangerous to possess, again, I feel I should quote the full passage.
Ezekiel 7:19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
Why would anyone ever feel the need to "cast their silver in the streets"? Even if silver were to drop in value to ten cents per ounce, people would still buy and sell and hoard the stuff (I certainly would), and there would be no need to throw it away like it was garbage. So, to cast silver into the streets! In the context of Daniel 11, Revelation 13, and the rest of the passage where it says "their gold shall be removed", it seems as if the only reason people are casting silver into the streets is because they want to get rid of it, so it cannot be said that they ever owned or possessed the stuff. Today it is possible to scan someone's house from the street and detect whether a person has a quantity of precious metals. Throwing one's metals into the trash might not be a good idea, because it might be shown that it came from you. Burying it might not be an option, if they can detect that as well. Isaiah 2:20, Isaiah 30:22, and Isaiah 31:7 compliments the idea that people will be casting away all items of gold and silver in the time of the tribulation, also known as the "Day of the Lord". These passages are best to be understood to take place in the context of the time of the 7 year tribulation, since it speaks of the "day of the wrath of the Lord", which Zephaniah also describes as the time of the tribulation, or trouble, or distress. Zephaniah 1:14-18
To the novice Bible interpreter, it might seem as if these are contradictory passages that on the one hand say that gold will be valuable, and on the other, say it won't be valuable. But even these passages about "casting away silver" strongly suggest that gold and silver will be quite valuable at that time. Consider the phrase, "their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD", which is also repeated in Zeph 1:18. This phrase is not only suggesting that God cannot be bribed, but that the forces of Satan which will rule at that time will also not be able to be bribed. But there is no explicit notion that gold and silver won't be valuable at that time, on the contrary, I feel the passage is saying that even these supreme representations of wealth, gold and silver, no matter how valuable they might be, will not be able to save them from the time of the wrath of God.
There is one other prophecy passage in the New Testament about gold and silver in James 5:1-6 which is especially relevant to what we see today in the precious metals market.
James 5:3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
I do not think that this verse is advice against owning gold and silver. This verse is not saying that it is honorable to maintain wealth in the form of dollars which, remember, are fraudulent weights and measures which are an abomination. Holding dollars would place one in the category of the worker whose wages of wealth were "kept back by fraud" as indicated in James 5:4. If anything, James 5:3-4 is a testimony against the bankers who have stolen gold and silver from the people through fraudulently issuing more and more paper contracts that they never intended to honor in the first place.
But James 5 is also a testimony against the banking practice of leasing gold and silver. For when they do that, their gold and silver literally "rust away", as they attempt to continue to list as assets in their books the gold and silver that is gone! Truly, gold does not rust, it is only the insane practice of leasing gold that helps to explain how gold could be cankered and rust away. Furthermore, the verse says that the rust of the gold will be a "witness against you", and today, we see the increasing awareness among people of the fraudulent banking practice of metals leasing, which, increasingly, is certainly a witness against the banks.
In conclusion, I do not know exactly when the set sequence of events in scripture will begin. Perhaps the rapture will happen next year, or 5 years from now, or 10 or 30 or more. But I am confident in my interpretation of the scriptures, and I'm confident that I have placed them in the correct time sequence with regard to the overall prophetic outline of events. I'm extremely confident that Israel will become wealthy in gold and silver, and that this will take place before the return of Christ. (Ezekiel 38-39) I am also extremely confident that the Bible does not condemn ownership of gold and silver, as these are truly the only Biblically approved forms of money according to Hebrew law, and the metals are the very embodiment of "just weights and measures".
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Investing in gold can be an exhilarating experience for the investor, and it can also be an overwhelming one. Investments in gold can take many forms such as coins, bullion bars, certificates, futures, options on futures, mining share, or precious metals mutual funds. Each vehicle offers advantages and disadvantages for the investor, and each features its own level of risk.
This guide will attempt to simplify some of the competing sales messages that today's investors receive on the subject of gold investments. A well informed investor is likely to return time and again to investing in gold, just as individuals the world over have done for thousands of years.
Historic Role of Gold
Gold's unique physical properties, its luster, easy workability, and virtual indestructibility have given it a special place in the history of man. Over centuries, gold has been prized for its rarity and beauty. One of the earliest records of gold used as money dates from 560 BC, when King Croesus of Lydia created a coin emblazoned with his own image. Before coinage, hundreds of commodities were used for purchase; cattle, cocoa beans, shells and hides were just a few. As the idea of the guaranteed gold coin gained gradual acceptance, gold became the formalized basis of economic life.
Like ancient cultures, our modern society still recognizes the value and beauty of gold. Gold jewelry continues to adorn us, and gold is increasingly used by industry in electronics, dentistry and official coinage. Gold is an internationally recognized monetary and financial asset. Significantly, governments hold one-third of all the gold in existence. Even in the modern world economy, gold remains a source of financial stability.
The supply of gold is limited by nature of itself: Thousands of pounds of ore are required to produce just one precious ounce. Gold is so scarce that all the gold that has ever been mined (approximately 110,000 metric tons) would fit into a cube measuring just 20 yards on each side.
What�s more, the amount of new gold mined each year is relatively small despite the use of advanced mining technology. New supplies generally add less than 2% per year to the world's total stock of gold. Eighty-five per cent of new supplies comes from the top ten gold-producing nations.
Top Ten Gold Producing Countries
1. South Africa 2. United States 3. Australia 4. Russia 5. Canada 6. China 7. Brazil 8. Uzbekistan 9. Papua New Guinea 10. Indonesia
Source: Gold Fields Mineral Services
In addition to new mine production, there are three other major components which make up the available supply of gold each year: 1) reclaimed scrap, 2) bullion sales from private investors, and 3) official sales.
Scrap includes gold reclaimed from jewelry and other industries such as electronics and dentistry. The Middle East is the largest source of gold scrap, primarily from jewelry.
Depending upon market circumstances, investors can also sell their holdings, thus adding to the supply of above-ground gold. This supply of gold is highly sensitive to the gold price. A higher gold price encourages investors to liquidate their holdings.
Finally, governments and official institutions can also be net sellers of gold. World official sector activity is a dynamic process that combines both purchases and sales of gold. Over the long term, official sector reserves have remained remarkably stable. However, in some years, official sales have accounted for as much as 15% of the total supply of gold.
Reasons for reducing a country's national gold reserves ranges from distress selling to portfolio reallocation of a nation's reserve assets. On some occasions, the gold used for minting legal tender coins can come from official reserves.
There are four major sources of demand for gold: 1) jewelry fabrication, 2) industrial applications, 3) governments and central banks, and 4) private investors. The largest source of demand is the jewelry industry. In recent years, demand from the jewelry industry alone has exceeded Western mine production. This shortfall has been bridged by supplies from reclaimed jewelry and other industrial scrap, as well as the release of official sector reserves. Gold's workability, unique beauty, and universal appeal make this rare precious metal the favorite of jewelers all over the world.
Besides jewelry, gold has many applications in a variety of industries including aerospace, medicine, electronics and dentistry. The electronics industry needs gold for the manufacture of computers, telephones, televisions, and other equipment. Gold's unique properties provide superior electrical conducting qualities and corrosion resistance, which are required in the manufacture of sophisticated electronic circuitry. In dentistry, gold alloys are popular because they are highly resistant to corrosion and tarnish. For this reason gold alloys are used for crowns, bridges, gold inlays, and partial dentures.
The third source of gold demand is governments and central banks that buy gold to increase their official reserves. Finally, there are private investors. Depending upon market circumstances, the investment component of demand can vary substantially from year to year.
How the Gold Price is Determined
Gold's performance is reported every day in the major newspapers in the United States and around the world along with prices for stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodity futures and options. Quotations form the formal markets in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Zurich, Frankfurt, Paris, London, and New York are published daily. Gold also trades informally in the street markets of Dubai, and in the gold fields of the Amazon.
Generally speaking, the gold market responds to shortages, or the perception of shortages, by moving the price higher. Likewise, the market reacts to a larger than normal supply of gold for sale in the marketplace by moving the price lower. The price for gold is determined by the sum of all buying and selling activity known to the market at any moment in time. Traders around the globe assess this information from minute to minute and quote prices for gold that reflect the current activity in the market.
Gold Trading Markets
The most influential gold market is based on physical bullion. Bullion is the basic commodity in the spot or cash market (current delivery). The bullion market is traded on a worldwide basis. The major centers are London, New York, Hong Kong and Zurich. The London gold market is anchored by its twice-daily gold fixing (known as the London AM or PM fix), which is the most frequently quoted gold price in the world. These market centers also offer trading in forwards and options, discussed later.
The second most influential market is the futures market. The New York Mercantile Exchange COMEX Division is the most famous of futures markets. In 1994, the COMDEX Division become a subsidiary of The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). This merger created the world's largest precious metals exchange, offering trading in silver, platinum, palladium, and of course gold. Other gold futures markets are located in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo.
Investing in Gold
The reasons for investing in gold have remained much the same over its long history:
* Gold is a safe haven in times of economic and financial instability. * Gold is a proven asset diversifier that, when included in domestic portfolios, reduces the portfolio's overall risk. * Gold can be a good stand-alone investment based on its supply and demand fundamentals and market circumstances. * Gold is a hedge against inflation over the long term.
Gold's Usefulness as a Safe Haven
The geo-political and world economic structure is currently undergoing major change -- some have even called the situation an "upheaval". This means that the investment outlook, particularly for certain parts of the world, is more unpredictable than usual. Under these circumstances, it is logical to conclude that certain investment portfolios should include real (non-paper) assets such as commodities for protection against a potential decline in the paper markets.
Gold's Usefulness as Asset Diversifier
Most portfolios are invested primarily in traditional financial assets such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Adding gold to a portfolio introduces an entirely different asset -- a tangible or real asset -- thus increasing the portfolio's degree of diversification. The purpose of diversification is to protect the total portfolio against fluctuations in the value of any one type of asset. Gold does exactly that.
The reason is basic: the economic forces which determine the price of gold are different from, and in many cases opposed to, the forces which determine the prices of most financial assets. The price of an equity depends on the earnings and growth potential of the company it represents. Likewise, the price of a bond depends on its safety, its yield, and the yields of competing fixed income investments.
The price of gold , on the other hand, depends on different factors: worldwide physical supply and demand for gold, movements in foreign exchange rates, inflation, interest rates and political turmoil. The effects of all these factors are somewhat complex and variable. But the important point to remember is simply that they cause the price of gold to move independently of the prices of financial assets.
Gold's Attractiveness as a Stand-Alone Investment
So far this discussion has involved gold as an asset to be included as part of a portfolio; yet on some occasions, gold can be a good stand-alone investment. Many analysts have pointed to what they believe is a widening gap between the physical demand for gold and new supplies of gold -- leading to a situation of "excess demand." Other analysts look upon gold favorably when they believe its price is undervalued relative to other assets such as stocks and bonds, or when they believe gold to be a safe-haven investment.
Gold as a Hedge Against Inflation
The purchasing power of gold has been remarkably stable over the long run, whereas the purchasing power of the U.S. Dollar has steadily declined.
A Secure Foundation for a Balanced Portfolio
Whether your investment approach is conservative or aggressive, gold can play a vital role in your portfolio. For this reason, many experts urge investors to keep at least 5-10% of their total assets in gold. Gold is part of a secure foundation for every investor -- average, aggressive or conservative.
If the idea of taking possession of your gold or having direct control of your assets appeals to you, then you may wish to consider buying physical bullion. International refiners make it convenient for investors to own bullion by offering gold bars in a variety of weights and sizes ranging from 1 gram to the popular kilobar (32.15 troy ounces), to the international "London good delivery" bar (400 troy ounces). One troy ounce equals 1.09714 regular (avoirdupois) ounces.
Broker commissions on buying and selling gold bars are minimal, and in most cases, purchasing bullion is the most cost-efficient means of owning gold. Bars bearing the "hallmark" (logo) of internationally recognized refiners are the easiest to sell. These refiners "assay" or test the metal for its purity or fineness. The bars are generally stamped .995 (99.5% pure gold) or higher purity, along with the individual bar's weight. Gold bullion bars can be purchased from certain commercial banks, brokerage houses, and precious metals dealers. For a list of the world's major refiners, contact your investment advisor.
Gold Bullion Coins
For investors who enjoy investing in physical bullion, owning bullion is both enjoyable and convenient. Buying bullion coins is popular among medium and small investors. Gold Bullion coins are legal tender of the country of issuance, and their gold content is guaranteed. The bullion coin bears a face value that is largely symbolic; its true value depends on its gold content and the day-to-day changing price for gold. While bullion coins are also appreciated for their artistic appeal and beauty.
Bullion coins are minted in affordable weights such as 1/20, 1/10, 1/4, 1/2 and one ounce. Coins make memorable gifts. The bullion coin represents an investment in pure gold, and because it is legal tender, its authenticity is guaranteed by the country of origin. Gold bullion coins can be easily bought and sold virtually anywhere in the world. Prices for bullion coins are based on the underlying price of gold bullion, plus a small premium of approximately 4-8%. Some of the most popular bullion coins are the American Eagle, Australian Kangaroo Nugget, the Canadian Maple Leaf, and the South African Krugerrand. Banks and dealers make a market to both buy and sell these bullion coins in much the same way as they do for regular bullion.
Unlike bullion coins that are valued solely on the basis of their gold weight, the value of a numismatic gold coins is determined by several factors: its rarity, the number of coins originally minted, the age of the coin and its condition. Numismatic coins are bought and sold within the coin collecting community with little regard for today's gold price. Numismatic coins are cherished for their beauty, historical significance and their potential investment value. Hence, numismatic coins sell at a significant premium over their intrinsic gold content.
Glossary of Gold and Investment Terms
Arbitrage: To simultaneously buy and sell a commodity or security in different markets to take advantage of price differentials.
Assay: To test a metal for purity.
Bid/Ask: Bid (or buy) is the price a dealer will pay for gold bullion or coins. Ask (or sell) is the selling price offered by a dealer.
Bullion: Gold usually in the form of bars, wafers or ingots with a minimum fineness of .995. The bar carries a serial number and the stamp of a recognized refiner.
Bullion Coin: A legal tender coin whose market price depends on its gold content, rather than its rarity or face value.
Cash Price: Price required for immediate settlement since most gold purchases are cash transactions. Also known as the "spot price."
Face Value: The nominal value given to legal tender coin or currency (i.e., a 1 ounce gold American Eagle has a face value of $50).
Fineness: The quantity of pure gold contained in 1,000 parts of alloy: a bar of .995 fineness contains 995 parts of gold and 5 parts of another metal. See "Karat".
Futures Contract: A firm commitment to make or accept delivery of a specified quantity and quality of a commodity during a specific month in the future.
Gold Standard: A monetary system based on convertibility into gold; paper money backed and interchangeable with gold.
Grain: Earliest weight unit for gold. One grain is equivalent to .0648 grams.
Hallmark: Mark, or marks, which indicate the producer of a gold bar and its number, fineness, etc.
Karat: Unit of fineness, scaled from one to 24. 24 karat gold (or pure gold) has at least 999 parts pure gold per thousand; 18 karat has 750, etc.
Kilo Bar: A bar weighing one kilogram -- approximately 32.1507 troy ounces.
Legal Tender: The coin or currency which the monetary authority declares to be universally acceptable therein as a medium of exchange; acceptable in the discharge of debts.
Liquidity: The quality of being readily convertible into cash.
"London Fix": Twice-daily bidding session in London of the five major gold traders, at which the price is fixed or set. The London Fix is the basis for many gold contracts worldwide.
Numismatic: Coins which are valued for their rarity, condition and beauty beyond the value of their gold content. Generally, premiums for numismatic coins are higher than for bullion coins.
Option: The right, not the obligation, to buy or sell a commodity or security at a specified time in the future.
Pennyweight: An American unit of weight for gold. In troy weight, twenty pennyweights equal one ounce.
Premium: In gold bullion, the amount by which the market value of a gold coin or bar exceeds the actual value of its gold content. Part of the premium is recoverable by the seller at resale. In options, the price of the option.
Restrike: A modern replica of previously issued coins. Governments and their mints can choose to "restrike" a previous issue rather than introduce new coinage.
Spot Price: The current price in the physical market for immediate delivery of gold. Sometimes referred to as the cash price.
Spread: The difference between the buying and selling price.
Strike Price: The price at which a commodity or security will change hands if an option is exercised.
Troy Ounce: Unit of weight for precious metals. One troy ounce equals 1.09711 ounces or 31.103 grams.
Commonly Used Gold Weights(Based on Troy Ounces)
The traditional unit of weight for gold is the troy ounce of the Anglo-Saxon system of weights and measures. Despite the gradual conversion to the metric system, the troy ounce remains a traditional fixture of the gold trade and the most important basis for expressing quotations on a majority of the leading gold markets.
1 troy ounce = 31.1034807 grams
1 troy ounce = 480 grains
1 troy ounce = 20 pennyweights
3.75 troy ounces = 10 tolas (Indian sub-continent)
6.02 troy ounces = 5 taels (Chinese)
32.15 troy ounces = 1 kilogram
32,150 troy ounces = 1 metric ton (1,000 kilos)
Karat Gold Scale
Karat Fine Gold(parts per 1000) Alloy(parts per 1000)10 417 58314 583 41718 750 25022 916 8424 1000 0
The translated Latin phrase means "buyer beware," and it applies to any investment decision. Before making any investment, you should ensure that the party making the sale is capable of delivering exactly what it has sold, and should provide you with the conditions under which it stands ready to buy back the gold.
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Colloidal Silver -The Rediscovery of a Super Antibiotic?
Colloidal silver appears to be a powerful, natural antibiotic and preventative against infections. Acting as a catalyst, it reportedly disables the enzyme that one-celled bacteria, viruses and fungi need for their oxygen metabolism. They suffocate without corresponding harm occurring to human enzymes or parts of the human body chemistry. The result is the destruction of disease-causing organisms in the body and in the food. Early Research
Colloidal silver was in common use until 1938. Many remember their grandparents putting silver dollars in milk to prolong its freshness at room temperature. At the turn of the century, scientists had discovered that the body's most important fluids are colloidal in nature: suspended ultra-fine particles. Blood, for example, carries nutrition and oxygen to the body cells. This led to studies with colloidal silver. Prior to 1938, colloidal silver was used by physicians as a mainstream antibiotic treatment and was considered quite "high-tech." Production methods, however, were costly. The pharmaceutical industry moved in, causing colloidal research to be set aside in favor of fast working and financially lucrative drugs.
The Food and Drug Administration today classifies colloidal silver as a pre-1938 drug. A letter from the FDA dated 9/13/91 states: "These products may continue to be marketed . . . as long as they are advertised and labeled for the same use as in 1938 and as long as they are manufactured in the original manner." Some of the manufacturing methods used before 1938 are still used today. An electro-colloidal process, which is known to be the best method, is used. Contemporary Studies
While studying regeneration of limbs, spinal cords and organs in the late 1970s, Robert O. Becker, M.D., author of The Body Electric, discovered that silver ions promote bone growth and kill surrounding bacteria. The March 1978 issue of Science Digest, in an article, "Our Mightiest Germ Fighter," reported: "Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually non-toxic." The article ended with a quote by Dr. Harry Margraf, a biochemist and pioneering silver researcher who worked with the late Carl Moyer, M.D., chairman of Washington University's Department of Surgery in the 1970s: "Silver is the best all-around germ fighter we have." How It Works
The presence of colloidal silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to say. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, which destroy beneficial enzymes, colloidal silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive single-celled life. Thus colloidal silver is absolutely safe for humans, reptiles, plants and all multi-celled living matter. Product Quality
Many brands of colloidal silver are inferior. The highest grade is produced by the electro-colloidal / non-chemical method where the silver particles and water have been colloided, i.e., dispersed within and bound to each other by an electric current. The super-fine silver particles are suspended indefinitely in demineralized water. The ideal color of colloidal silver is a golden yellow. Darker colors indicate larger silver particles that tend to collect at the bottom of the container and are not true colloids. If a product contains a stabilizer or lists trace elements other than silver, or if it needs to be shaken, it is inferior. If a product requires refrigeration, some other ingredient is present that could spoil. The container and dropper must be glass, as plastic cannot preserve the silver in liquid suspension for any length of time. Some brands with high concentrations of silver may actually not be completely safe. High concentrations of silver do not kill disease germs more effectively than the safe range of 3 to 5 parts per million (ppm.). Ingesting Colloidal Silver
Taken orally, the silver solution is absorbed from the mouth into the bloodstream, then transported quickly to the body cells. Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing may result in faster absorption. In three to four days the silver may accumulate in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin. Colloidal silver is eliminated by the kidneys, lymph system and bowel after several weeks. If routinely exposed to dangerous pathogenic germs, some recommend a regular daily intake as a protection. In cases of minor burns, an accumulation of colloidal silver may hasten healing, reducing the possibility of scar tissue and infection. It is believed by many in the natural healing arts that the lives of millions of people who are susceptible to chronic low-grade infections can be enhanced by this preventative health measure. Chronic or Serious Conditions
1 teaspoon of 5 ppm. colloidal silver equals about 25 micrograms (mcg.) of silver. 1 - 4 teaspoons per day (25 - 100 mcg.) is generally considered to be a "nutritional amount" and is reported to be safe to use for extended periods of time. Amounts higher than this are generally considered "therapeutic amounts" and should only be used periodically.
In cases of illness, natural health practitioners have often recommended taking double or triple the "nutritional amount" for 30 to 45 days, then dropping down to a smaller maintenance dose. Amounts from 1 - 32 ounces per day have reportedly been used in acute conditions.
If your body is extremely ill or toxic, do not be in a hurry to clear up everything at once. If pathogens are killed off too quickly, the body's five eliminatory channels (liver, kidneys, skin, lungs and bowel) may be temporarily overloaded, causing flu-like conditions, headache, extreme fatigue, dizziness, nausea or aching muscles. Ease off on the colloidal silver to a smaller amount and increase your distilled water intake. Regular bowel movements are a must in order to relieve the discomforts of detoxification. Resolve to reduce sugar and saturated fats from the diet, and exercise more. Given the opportunity, the body's natural ability to heal may amaze you. Topical Uses
Some have used colloidal silver in a nasal spray mister - to reach the sinuses and nasal passages. Spray bottles have been used for topical use on kitchen and bathroom surfaces, skin, sore throat, eyes, burns, etc. Colloidal silver is painless on cuts, abrasions, in open wounds, in the nostrils for a stuffy nose, and even in a baby's eyes because, unlike some antiseptics, it does not destroy tissue cells. It's excellent as an underarm deodorant, since most underarm odor is caused by bacteria breaking down substances released by the sweat glands! Some Common Uses of Colloidal Silver
Natural health practitioners have for years recommended taking one tablespoon daily, for four days, to establish a level, then one teaspoon daily for maintenance (proportional to body weight for children). After six weeks, a pause of several weeks has also been recommended by some natural healing arts doctors. Also, colloidal silver can be applied directly to cuts, scrapes, and open sores, or on a bandage for warts. It can be applied on eczema, itches, acne or bug bites. To purify water, add one tablespoon per gallon, shake well and wait six minutes. Mixed this way, it's tasteless. It is not an allopathic poison. Veterinary and Garden Use
Colloidal silver has worked just as well on pets of all kinds. Used in proportion to body weight, it should bring the same results. In the garden, field or greenhouse, add enough to the water or soil - and the plants will do the rest. Tolerance To Disease Organisms
We have all heard of the "super-germs" that are resistant to most modern antibiotics. Some believe that single-celled germs cannot mutate into silver-resistant forms, as happens with conventional antibiotics. Therefore no tolerance to colloidal silver would develop through mutation. Also, colloidal silver has not been demonstrated to interact or interfere with other medicines being taken. Inside the body, silver apparently does not form toxic compounds or react with anything other than a germ's oxygen-metabolizing enzyme. Colloidal silver may truly be a safe, natural remedy for many of mankind's ills.
Additionally, there has never been a drug interaction reported between colloidal silver and any other medication. It's difficult to overdose - unless large amounts are ingested. Colloidal silver has been reported by users to be both a remedy and a prevention for numerous infections, colds, flus, and fermentations due to various bacteria, viruses or fungi, even the non-apparent low-grade, general body infections many people have. Living organisms are in the colloidal chemical state, not the crystalline state. Substances already in that form may be more readily assimilated by the body. Colloidal silver is the most useable form of a reputedly effective germ fighter.
A colloidal suspension is ultra-fine particles of one substance, suspended by an electric charge in another substance. Homogenized milk and aerosol sprays are colloidal suspensions. Colloidal silver is pure, metallic silver (not a chemical compound) of particles 15 atoms or fewer, each with a positive electric charge, and attached to a molecule of simple protein. This new particle floats in pure water. The electric charge is stronger than gravity so the silver particles don't sink. Colloidal Silver in Advance of Illness?
When the possibility of germ exposure is higher, colloidal silver can be taken orally each day or applied topically when there is a skin problem. It's like having a second defense system. The silver acts only as a catalyst and is stabilized. It is non-toxic, except to one-cell plants and animals, and is non-addicting. It also apparently kills parasites because they have a one cell egg stage in their reproductive cycle.
Older folks reportedly feel younger because their body energies are used for other uses than constantly fighting disease. Digestion has also been reportedly better. Medical research has shown that silver promotes more rapid healing, with less scar tissue, even in the case of severe burns. Successes have been reported in cases that previously have been given up by established doctors. Colloidal silver is tasteless and won't sting even a baby's eyes, and won't upset your stomach. More Than 650 Diseases Helped?
Colloidal silver has been reported to kill 650 micro-organisms, many of which are associated with human diseases. This does not automatically mean that taking colloidal silver will "cure" diseases "caused" by these germs. Colloidal silver only kills micro-organisms when they are in contact with it for a sufficient period of time. The human body is a complex system which may prevent high enough concentrations of colloidal silver from reaching the "affected area".
The basic guideline that has been recommended for using colloidal silver is that it usually "works" if you can get a high enough concentration to the "affected area". Some will want to experiment with "higher amounts" (such as 8 or more ounces at a time) to find out what it takes to accomplish this. Do not use colloidal silver if you are allergic to contact with silver metals, or if you notice any digestive upset after use.
The following is a partial list of the more than 650 diseases that colloidal silver has been reputed to be successful against: acne, AIDS (Reference 8), allergies, appendicitis, arthritis, athlete's foot, bladder inflammation, blood parasites, blood poisoning, boils, burns, cancer (References 2, 4, 7), candida, cholera, colitis, conjunctivitis, cystitis, dermatitis, diabetes (Reference 1), dysentery, eczema, fibrositis, gastritis, gonorrhea, hay fever, herpes, impetigo, indigestion, keratitis, leprosy, leukemia, lupus, lymphangitis, Lyme disease, malaria, meningitis, neurasthenia, parasitic infections: viral, fungal and bacterial pneumonia, pleurisy, prostate, pruritus ani, psoriasis, purulent opthalmia, rhinitis, rheumatism, ringworm, scarlet fever, septic conditions of the eyes, ears, mouth, and throat, seborrhea, septicemia, shingles, skin cancer, staphylococcus and streptococcus infections, stomach flu, syphilis, thyroid, tuberculosis, tonsillitis, toxemia, trachoma, all forms of virus, warts, whooping cough, yeast infection, stomach ulcer, canine parovirus and other veterinary uses, and fungal and viral attacks on plants. Simply spray diluted silver on the leaves and add to the soil. References
1. "Use of Colloids in Health and Disease." Colloidal silver has proven particularly effective in cases of intestinal troubles. Dr. Henry Crooks found that "silver in the colloidal state is highly germicidal, quite harmless to humans and absolutely non-toxic. Rather than in a chemical compound, the silver in the colloidal state may be applied in a much more concentrated form, with correspondingly better results. All virus, fungus, bacterium, streptococcus, staphylococcus, and other pathogenic organisms are killed in three or four minutes upon contact. There are no side effects whatsoever from the highest concentrations." 2. Dr. Robert Becker, " The Body Electric," recognized a correlation between low silver levels and sickness. He said the silver deficiency was responsible for the improper functioning of the immune system. Dr. Becker's experiments conclude that silver works on the full spectrum of pathogens without any side effects or damage to any part of the body. He also states that the silver was doing something more than killing disease organisms. It was also causing major growth stimulation of injured tissues. Burn patients and elderly patients noticed more rapid healing. He discovered that all cancer cells change back to normal cells. All strains of pathogens resistant to other antibiotics are killed by colloidal silver. Yet at that time he couldn't find a silver supplement on the market. 3. "Silver, Our Mightiest Germ Fighter," ScienceDigest, March 1978. As an antibiotic, colloidal silver kills over 650 disease causing organisms, and resistant strains fail to develop. Silver is the best all-around germ fighter we have and is absolutely non-toxic! Doctors report that, taken internally, it works against syphilis, cholera, malaria, diabetes and severe burns. Richard L. Davies, executive director of the Silver Institute which monitors silver technology in 37 countries, reports: "In four years we've described 87 important new medical uses for silver." 4. Dr. Bjorn Nordstrom, of the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, has used silver in his cancer treatment method. He says the whole thing is quite simple. This brought rapid remission in patients given up on by other doctors. 5. The FDA has stated that because colloidal silver is accepted as a pre-1938 medication, it may continue to be marketed. Letter, 13 September 1991, received from consumer safety officer Harold Davis, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 6. "Colloidal Preparations of Silver in Pharmacy," British Medical Journal, February 1923: "Pure Silver is entirely non-irritant. In tests at very high concentrations, it has been shown repeatedly that the rapidly exerted disinfectant action is of considerable therapeutic value." 7. Dr. Otto Warberg (Nobel Prize Winner, 1932) stated that "Cancer is caused by the lack of oxygen and the fermentation of sugars." 8. Provo Herald, 13 February 1992, page D1: "Colloidal Silver as a Remedy for AIDS.quot; 9. American Drug Index, section on Inorganic Pharmaceutical Chemistry, recognized silver for its germicidal action, calling a stabilized form: Mild Silver Protein. There are several concentrations of Mild Silver Protein. 10. The Condensed Medical Dictionary, 6th Edition: Mild Silver Protein is listed for medicinal use. The 4s protein-2 is the trace used as a stabilizer. 11. Medicinal Silver Home Remedies, Maurice Worthington, M.D., 1928. 12. "Colloidal Silver Preparations of Silver in Pharmacy," British Medical Journal, 1932. 13. Royalty, worldwide, have been called "Blue Bloods," because of the silver content in their blood, even from birth. They used real silverware, ate from silver dishes, and stored their food in silver containers. There were no doctors. The common people were often sick with something. 14. Colloidal Silver, The Antibiotic Alternative by Lloyd Michael Canty and Zane Baranowski, CN. $4.60 each, plus 50 cents postage each. The Association for Advanced Colloid Research, 232 NE Lincoln St. Suite 1, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124. 503-640-0810. 15. World Without Cancer by G. Edward Griffin. History of allopathic medicine in America. $9.95, plus $2.00 for postage. The Cancer Control Society, 2043 N. Berendo, Los Angeles, CA 90027. (213) 663-7801 16. The Body Electric and Cross Currents by Dr. Robert Becker. 17. Secrets of the Soil by Christopher Bird and Peter Tompkins. 18. Murder by Injection by Eustace Mullin. History of the AMA, also addresses, the Drug Trust, fluoridation, Aids and other health problems. $15.00 plus $1.50 postage. The National Commission for Judicial Reform, P.O. Box 1105, Staunton, VA 24401 19. Chemistry’s Miraculous Colloids by Kenneth Andrews. The Readers Digest, March 1936. Quoting, Dr. Frederick Macy, one of the country’s outstanding bacteriologists. 20. John Hopkins Hospital, More News on Silver. Dr. Leonard Herschberg 21. Michael D. Lemonick. The Killers All Around, Time Magazine, Sept. 12, 1994. 22. Searle, A.B. The use of Colloids in Health and Disease. The British Medical Journal. Nov, 1913, p. 83 Dr. Henry Crookes, 23. Colloidal Silver, Where have you been? by Iris A. Moore, The New Times, Seattle WA, May 1994 24. Brentano, L. MD, Margraf, H, Monafo, W.W. MD and Moyer,C.A. MD Antibacterial Efficacy of a Colloidal Silver Complex. Surgical Forum Vol. 17, 1966, pp. 76-78 Also Quoting, Dr. Harry Margraf 25. Report on Colloidal Silver, The Best Kept Secret, by Martha Duncan. 26. Thurman, R.B. and Gerba, C.P. (1989) The molecular mechanics of copper and silver ion disinfection of bacteria and viruses. Quoting, Dr. Richard Davies, The Silver Institute, Wash, V. 18, 4, p. 295 27. Oxygen Therapies by Ed Mc Cabe. $12.00 Includes postage, Energy Publications, 99- RD #1, Morrisville, NY 13408 28. H.E.L.P ful News, Vol. 8 No. 9 29. Science Digest, March 1978, Quoting Jim Powell 30. Harold Davis, U.S. FDA Letter, September 1991 31. The Olympian, Sunday, Feb. 20, 1994 quote by Alexander Tomasz / San Francisco, Associated Press 32. Newsweek Magazine, March 28, 1994 Antibiotics, The End of Miracle Drugs? 33. Magnesium Oxtazone, Colloid Research foundation, 1-800-487-5463 34. Newsweek Magazine, May 22,1995. Outbreak of Fear
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http://investorwords.com --A dictionary of meaning of esoteric words used by investors; such as "bid", "ask", "spread", "premium", "contango", "backwardation", and more!
Gold Is Money discussion forumhttp://goldismoney.info/forums/
USA Gold discussion forumhttp://www.usagold.com/cpmforum/
In the Northern California area, here are four of the best bullion dealers.
In Rocklin, there is Roger. A solid Christian, Roger has plenty of bullion at the present time, and has outstanding prices. His shop is new, but Roger is an old pro, having opened up his shop in anticipation of tremendous bullion demand as this market develops, and as prices rise; and he wants to be there when things start getting "crazy" again with high volumes. (See, this proves that as the prices rise, there will be more and more people who will be ready to buy your silver.)4870 Granite DriveRocklin, CA 95677(916) 315-0888
William J Dunbar --the largest dealer in Sacramento, with the best prices (Roger may be smaller, but can give him a run for his money on price!)Marconi Coin & Jewelry Exchange4949-F Marconi Ave.Carmichael, CA firstname.lastname@example.org 486 0327
Burt Blumert --Burt has been in business the longest (over 43 years?!), and can deal in very large volume, over $100,000 easily, with fast payment or delivery."Camino Coin"851 Burlway, Suite 202Burlingame, California 94010Office: 800-982-7070
Robert Mish --Robert Mish has strategically located his shop in Menlo Park, near Atherton, one of the richest zip codes in California, (like 90210) to be able to service very large orders from the very wealthy. Mish is a "dealer's dealer", and can give you a great deal in large sizes. Please don't call him from this email unless you are placing orders larger than $10,000; but he can handle any size if you are in the neighborhood and walk in. Funny thing about very large sizes is that once you cross the $1,000,000 level, you can't get much of a discount, because that much can actually move the market in things like silver bags, pushing up prices, maybe up to ten cents per ounce. Mish has a very large list of both dealers and clients that he can call to fill orders.Mish InternationalMenlo Park650-324-9110
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