A2A with John Butler of Amphora Capital

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Earlier today, we held our final A2A webinar of the year and we couldn't have had a better and more timely guest than John Butler, author of the great book, "The Golden Revolution".

In this tremendous, 45-minute presentation, John addresses a multitude of subjects, including:

  • The possibility of a gold-backed Russian government bond, which would provide stability for the rouble
  • What China might be planing to do with their gold reserves and the upcoming IMF meeting next autumn
  • The meaning of today's announcement by the SNB to begin charging negative interest to depositors
  • The growing list of gold repatriation requests from around the globe

Many other subjects are covered as well so please be sure to listen to the entire recording. When you're done, check out John's latest Amphora Report entitled "AS THE ‘SANCTIONS WAR’ HEATS UP, WILL PUTIN PLAY HIS ‘GOLD CARD’?"(https://www.atomcapital.co.uk/wp-content/files_mf/1416418354AR_1114.pdf). You should then join John's mailing list so that you're notified whenever he publishes something new.

Lastly, if you haven't yet read "The Golden Revolution", I strongly suggest you order it today by clicking the link below. It is as powerful and relevant today as it was when it was published in 2012. You won't be disappointed.

TF

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emotionallyrational
Dec 19, 2014 - 5:18pm

A world currency and an extention of comfortable living

Just wanted to chime in on two of the posts(rothschilds' world domination & whether we should hope to extend/pretend).

Point 1: World Currency Soon? I hope not! I believe not!

I am a person of mixed heritage (chinese/anglo) and lived in 7 different countries so far. I have a european girlfriend, and we do not have any children. In my lifetime I have lived or worked in Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia), Europe (Sweden,Norway, Germany) and Australia. I have also been fortunate enough to travel to countries as culturally unique as India, China, Turkey and the solomon islands (to name a few).

Why I do not think a one world currency will come to fruition, or at least not yet?

Mainly because we are still (thankfully!) very very different. And because of that difference in cultures, beliefs, languages, habits and traditions, I believe the peoples of the world still have a huge difference in priorities. Due to that, the european elites that currently control the banks and therefore the western governments will struggle to convince the non europeans to come onboard.

Look at the reserve currencies of the world, going back 600 years:

  • Portugal (1400's)
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • Britain
  • USA

What did they have in common? Were they all white? Were they all 'christian'? Did they all have cheese after wine on a weekend? :)

Now think of China and the chinese, India and the Indians, Russia and the russians..

I truly believe that the bankers will struggle with trying to incentivize other cultures to join up. How do you bribe a people with gifts that have less value to them than to yourselves. How do you truly bribe or corrupt something that you do not truly understand?

Anyway. Not sure how I can really describe what I am trying to say effectively. To sum up, I believe too much still gets lost in translation between cultures, and until we all speak a common mother tongue, we will never finish building a tower of babel.

Point 2:Why do I want everything to come crashing down now? For everything to get reset right now, knowing how painful it will all be?

Because the current system is currently killing million a year in the less developed countries. Famine, slavery, wars, environmental degradation, dictatorships. Lack of sanitation, water, education and security. The list goes on. We complain that the 1% get everything while we suffer. Do we ever think of our brothers that live on distant shores that are the bottom 50%? They live the way they do so that we can live the way we do. They cannot and will not break free of the hell they are in as long as this dollar paradigm continues.

Why do I want it all to come crashing down? So that justice and equality will hopefully become more widespread. Yes I live a comfortable life now. Yes my little cousins run around the home everyday worry free in a land flowing with milk and honey. BUT AT WHAT COST TO OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS ELSEWHERE?

Anyhow. Not sure how coherent my points are. Its too early on a Saturday morning. :)

Peace

ER

Dec 19, 2014 - 4:35pm

@Human Mushroom

Kinda what I was thinking, but wanted to get it off my chest anyway.

BarnacleBillHuman Mushroom
Dec 19, 2014 - 4:05pm

@Human Mushroom

Are you referring to "Just a Guess"? You see, I don't know big words like "theory" so "guess" will have to suffice. When I have gained sufficient psychic powers to know and expound on the knowledge of "everybody", I will perhaps comment and not offend you O Great One. I see why you are kept in the dark and fed bullshit.

Human MushroomSilver Sooner
Dec 19, 2014 - 3:30pm

Re: Just a Theory

I thought everyone knew this already.

Terry

BarnacleBillVerus nemo
Dec 19, 2014 - 2:49pm

Land of the

not-so free and home of the br... What is bravery, anyway? Gimme my social media distractions.

Verus nemo
Dec 19, 2014 - 2:16pm

"Just a guess"

and a darned good one at that, BarnacleBill. I suspect that you're right.

BarnacleBill
Dec 19, 2014 - 2:03pm

Just a guess but

there will probably be a very strong effort to have a nice efficient cashless society soon. Why with the huge expense of the Treasury having to print all that paper money that just wears out so quickly, is disease carrying , and requires "cashiers" to maybe make change is just too cumbersome. Besides, terrorists and drug dealers are the only ones that really need cash to pursue their nefarious works so why should any law abiding citizen raise a fuss?

This way the IRS (or any other agency for that matter) can monitor all behaviors, make sure that there were no large deposits that couldn't be explained by your "job", and I would say that this may be how they extract confiscatory taxes of any ill-gotten gains made by individuals that stacked.

As we wait for the system to implode, all that is necessary is to change the rules. We will be free to sell, but..... I believe that the powers that be are working for total control of every transaction in the US today. What was it that almost passed a few years ago where any transaction over $500 (?) required everyone to fill out a 1099? That was just a first attempt. Any capitalist will become a criminal just by his/her actions to live freely. Cash being done away with is what we'll see happen first.

Merry Christmas! Sorry... I'm just not feeling the warmth of the Season this year.

goldcom
Dec 19, 2014 - 12:26pm

Sand@realitybiter

Sand announced they would begin a buyback of a hundred million or so of their own stock that began the 17th. They are a young streaming company started in 2009 who's CEO came from Silver Wheaton. In relative terms compared to SLW or Royal Gold long established streaming companies their stock is valued about half. They have been beaten down pretty hard lately and I bought some more before the buyback started. Now we just need upward price movement.

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realitybiter
Dec 19, 2014 - 12:16pm

Good reading

https://www.thechinamoneyreport.com I found him by listening to John B Wells' show caravantomidnight.com. Great interview. China has a goal of 70% of entire world gold possession by 2020. No capital gains tax. Bank deposits can be in gold or silver, easily transferred (virtually a gold backed currency), encourages citizen PM ownership. This HAS to be the future. Everybody fights the current war with the last war's weapons, guaranteeing defeat.

Dec 19, 2014 - 11:58am

@realitybiter

Agreed. The new system will be different. But the IMF and BIS will still have all the control. It's just that the new system will appear more "fair" from a nation-state perspective. The end result though is MORE usury consolidated in the hands of very few people.

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