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Precious Metals Industry - From Mining to Retail - Consolidated In Recent Years

February 27, 2015

[The following post is by TDV Contributor, Justin O'Connell]

Amid depressed prices, there has been quite a bit of consolidation in the precious metals industry, affecting miners and even local coin shops.

A multi-year bull run ended in 2014, after $30 billion in debt had been taken on by gold miners. The miners which minimized their borrowing are now in a position to buy mines from rivals with weaker balance sheets, according to executives at the Investing In African Mining Indaba Conference in South Africa earlier this month, the biggest gathering of the sorts on the entire African continent.

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A Brief Recent History Of Precious Metals Manipulation Investigations

February 25, 2015

[The following post is written by TDV Contributor, Justin O'Connell]

Originally appeared on GoldSilverBitcoin.

Although terms like “free market” are often used to describe modern life,  evidence of command-and-control markets keeps finding its way into headlines, most notably with Libor - the rigging of global interest rates (or the price of money) - shocking the world.

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The Bottom Up Revolution of Truth Continues, One Industry at a Time

February 24, 2015

[The following post is an excerpt by TDV Senior Analyst Ed Bugos from the TDV Newsletter]

"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors? Fallible men; men governed by bad passions, by private as well as public reasons. And why subject it to coercion? To produce uniformity. But is uniformity of opinion desirable?" --Jefferson, Notes on State of Virginia, 1787

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Interview with Ed Bugos about how he became interested in gold, and his current outlook

February 23, 2015

[The following interview is by Justin O'Connell & Ed Bugos]

[Editor's Note: Don't forget to keep up with Anarchapulco this week here.]

The following interview is by Justin O'Connell's GoldSilverBitcoin with The Dollar Vigilante's Ed Bugos. To receive more of Ed's insights, click here.  This article originally appeared on GoldSilverBitcoin.

TDV: Ed, thank you for taking time to do this! 

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Blockchain Girl Janina Lowisz On The Blockchain ID & Citizenship

February 22, 2015

[The following interview by Justin O'Connell and Janina Lowisz]

The following interview was conducted by Bitcoinomics.Net with Janina Lowisz, the first "holder" of a "Blockchain ID," about the Blockchain ID, world citizenship and numerous other topics relating to the BlockchainID. 

What is a BlockchainID?

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End Of American Empire: De-Dollarization Will Isolate The US

February 19, 2015

[The following post is by TDV Chief Editor, Jeff Berwick]

The end of the American empire is happening before our very eyes and it is astonishing how, among the preponderance of information, people still do not see the writing on the wall. Every day I am seeing stories that I consider signs of The End Of The Monetary System As We Know It (TEOTMSAWKI).

In the Snowden leaks we learned that the NSA was spying on the SWIFT payment system, which led to Russia, and other nations, to develop their own alternative to the SWIFT system.

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TDV Interview With Swiss Metals: How To Profit From Strategic Rare Metals And Their Coming Shortage

February 18, 2015

[The following interview is conducted by TDV Chief Editor Jeff Berwick]

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Profiting From The Rising Chinese Yuan

February 17, 2015

[The following post is written by Director of TDV Offshore, Paul Seymour]

At TDV, we aren’t fans of holding a significant amount of your assets in fiat currencies.  However, as those holding the Swiss franc recently found out, as it rose 30% overnight, there is a time and place for everything.

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Boy Its Easy To Scare People in the Home Of The Brave

February 16, 2015

[The following post is by TDV Chief Editor, Jeff Berwick]

I had barely just recovered from panicking over SARS, swine flu, ebola, ISIS and North Korea when another super-important crisis came on the scene that demands immediate attention!  The measles!

No, I'm not kidding.  Apparently this latest mainstream media panic is how measles is everywhere and if we all don't get immediately vaccinated we will all get the measles!  I guess, somehow, ebola morphed into the measles... what we really need is a vaccine for propaganda.

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Americans Are Stressed Out About Money, Annual Survey Shows - TDV Week In Review: February 15, 2015

February 15, 2015

[The Following post is by TDV Correspondent, Justin O'Connell]

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