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On November 30th, voters in Switzerland will head to the polls to vote in a referendum on gold.
On the ballot is a measure to prohibit the Swiss National Bank (SNB) from further gold sales, to repatriate Swiss-owned gold to Switzerland, and to mandate that gold make up at least 20 percent of the SNB’s assets.
Arising from popular sentiment similar to movements in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands, this referendum is an attempt to bring more oversight and accountability to the SNB, Switzerland’s central bank.
Will the Swiss throw a wrench into Western Central Banks’ plans by voting to get their gold back??

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In the second part of an explosive interview with Finance & Liberty’s Elijah Johnson (click here for Part 1), Jim Willie breaks down why Germany is repatriating their gold, and the implications of the Fed rehypothecating thousands of tons of gold over the past 20 years.   Willie claims that German intelligence in 2011 discovered the US’ brilliant plan of instigating a Ukranian coup, & turning the Western world against Russia & Gazprom- Germany responding by calling its gold reserves held on deposit at the NY Fed. 
Willie makes the astonishing claim that the death blows being sustained by the dollar are not accidental, but that Obama was placed into the office of President of the United States with the express purpose of destroying the US dollar!
Part 2 of Jim Willie’s Explosive Interview on Germany, Russia, & the dollar collapse is below: 

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The average gold bear already looks a bit like the wolf character from the fairy tale, “The Three Little Pigs”.
The wolf repeatedly blows hot bearish analysis air at the gold brick house, and the house just stands there, immovable.

I’ve predicted that Queen Bankster Janet” will begin raising rates by mid-year of 2015, and that’s bullish for gold.
Here’s why: 

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This year some 900,000 oz of silver on average have moved into or out from these six warehouses on a daily basis.
The daily average movement of silver into and out from the COMEX silver warehouses at 900,000 oz is equal to 28% of total world daily mine production.” -Ted Butler

Over 1 in every 4 ounces of silver that planet earth will bring out of the ground this year, will be shuffled through the vast halls of Comex warehouses.  Over 1 in 4.  The Comex system has gone from moving perhaps 1 million ounces of silver per week, to moving nearly 1 million ounces…per day!  In fact, in just the last two business days, the Comex has moved over a whopping 4 million ounces of silver!
As prices continue their descent for both gold and silver, it’s more important than ever to keep a clear focus on the implications of this price action, not just for investors like us(which are obvious), but also for those trying to orchestrate it.  It’s all a game of ounces in the end, for these banks, after all.  They must bring enough physical metal to deliver on their exchanges, both to investors, and to the industrial users.  There’s no “Plan B”.
Since both sources of demand won’t back off from their record level purchases, the bullion banks realize that they simply have to bring even more product to market. Their backs are against the wall hereThe moment the metal is not delivered to some large customer in size, is the precise moment the end to this game will begin.  That’s the Catch 22 of the situation though: the banks want lower silver prices, yet the lower the price goes, the more threatened their constant source of supply becomes.
The banksters are Trapped Like Rats

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Only the Resolute Bulls Will Be Left Standing to Experience a Moon Shot to $2000 in 2014! 
Once all but the Resolute Bulls are wiped out, Gold and Silver will do an immediate price reversal and leave all who sold their Gold and Silver standing empty handed as the new 7-year Gold Bull market cycle Breaks away and runs into the end of 2014 and beyond!
Gold will spike in 2014 and the big question is will the spike hit $1600, $2000 or is $2000 much too low a target?
Cycle analysis gives price direction, NOT exact price,  so how high could the spike go?  

Only God knows; but the Gold Price Suppression Game that holds Gold down comes to an end in 2014!

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Scottish voters finally have the opportunity to fulfill William Wallace’s dream of a Scotland that is free and independent of England forever.  All they have to do is vote yes next week.
Without a doubt, a divorce from the British would be quite messy, and life would probably be more comfortable in the short-term if Scotland remains part of the United Kingdom.  But hopefully the people of Scotland are looking beyond short-term concerns.  Today, the United Kingdom is a horribly repressive Big Brother police state that is dominated by bureaucratic control freaks.  You can hardly even sneeze without violating some kind of law, rule or regulation.
And the London banking establishment is at the very heart of the debt-based global financial system which is enslaving so much of the planet.
Scotland finally has a chance to get free from all of this. 
All it is going to take is a yes vote on Scottish independence.

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In the early 1970s silver went from “ho-hum” to “enthusiasm” to “wow, who would believe it could go to $6.40?”  After the 2008 crash silver went from “going back to 5 bucks” to “enthusiasm” to “wow, who would believe it could go above $45?”
As a reminder, after silver rallied to the then astounding price of $6.40 in early 1974, it crashed back to $3.80 and then traded sideways for 2 years.  Less than 3 years later it had briefly traded at $50.00, due to a combination of inflation, debt and deficits, political issues, conflict with the USSR, fear, a market corner, and dollar weakness.
After rallying to another “unthinkable” price of nearly $50 in 2011, silver crashed to about $18.50.
In another 3 -5 years, perhaps in 2017 – 2019, I expect silver will have rallied to $50, $100 or maybe $300 or more, due to a combination of multiple wars, unpayable debts, inflation, deficits, bailouts, bail-ins, massive “money printing,” inflationary expectations, QE, potential hyperinflation, considerable fear, currency wars, counter-party risk, political issues, derivatives, conflict with Russia, economic and dollar weakness, and the weakening or outright loss of the dollar’s global reserve currency status.

We know that financial television (and others) expect (hope) the S&P to rally and silver to collapse, but we must remember who pays the bills for financial television, buys the advertising, and supports the various fictions in our current economic and political environment.
The fundamentals along with sentiment cycles suggest that silver will rally for the next 3 – 7 years.

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Precious metals prices remain range-bound over the short-term after a devastating three year run.
From a technical standpoint, it doesn’t look great; we are stuck in this limbo of tightly controlled price limbo while the world continues to melt apart for the 99.9%.
COMEX positioning for the big banks and speculators has not changed that much over the last few months.
JPM’s short remains at around 50 days of world production.
In fact, these spec longs who have been hanging in throughout may be the reason we’ve remained range bound over the last couple of options expirations – like the one this week.
Prices are not going to move up from here until the paper pushers who control prices via the exchanges find a way to profit from it.

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On September 30th, 2013 the U.S. national debt was sitting at $16,738,183,526,697.32.  As I write this, the U.S. national debt is sitting at $17,742,108,970,073.37.  That means that the U.S. national debt has actually grown by more than a trillion dollars in less than 12 months.  We continue to wildly run up debt as if there is no tomorrow, and by doing so we are destroying the future of this nation.
This is the greatest government debt bubble in the history of the world, but very few people seem to have any desire to do anything about this anymore.  We are literally gorging on debt. 
When it comes to running up debt, a day of reckoning always comes eventually.
Just ask Greece.
The big question is how long our “bubble economy” can keep going before it finally collapses.
Someday this bubble is going to burst and then all hell will break loose.
Several signs have emerged recently that we are in fact starting to hit the wall now…

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In his latest interview with Finance & Liberty, Hat Trick Letter Editor Jim Willie discusses how the escalation of Russian sanctions will impact European & the US economies, the irony of Germany resisting fascism in the West- resulting in the Germans moving away from Europe & the US and towards Russia, and how the US plans to collapse Europe in a last-ditch attempt to save the petro-dollar!

Jim Willie’s full MUST LISTEN interview is below: 

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Singapore and Hong Kong appear to be competing for the a new global gold price benchmark.
Further details emerged at the weekend about the planned launch by
Singapore of a new 1kg physically deliverable gold contract for the Asian wholesale gold market. Last week, CME announced a new 1 kilogramme gold contract in Hong Kong.

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Gold analyst Bo Polny has been predicting since May that gold will trade at $2,000 in 2014. 
In the wake of the latest smash to $1225, is Bo changing his tune and will we soon see gold place a new low below $1180, or is gold’s next stop still an astonishing $2,000/oz with only 3 months remaining in 2014? 

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Gold and silver have been pounded lower over the past month, contrary to their bullish seasonals.  This selling pressure has come from the usual suspects, American futures speculatorsThey’ve been busy aggressively dumping gold and silver futures, particularly on the short side.  But each time they pressed this bet in the past 15 months, gold soon surged higher.
Shorts are bullish since they must soon be covered.

Silver has also seen a huge spike in speculator shorting, raising the odds it too is on the verge of its own parallel short-covering rally when gold’s starts.

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The world is truly a big place, and there are a lot of options out there.

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You’ll enjoy a better quality of life in a country where medical costs aren’t at the outrageous levels that they are in the US.
With all that money you save you’ll be able to catch up on new experiences that you missed out on while you were working to support your family.
Here are three options across three continents that each offer their own benefits, but have at least one prominent feature in common—a favorable tax regime so that you get to keep more of what you receive in your golden years.