"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."  --  Benjamin Franklin

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Via SchiffGold.com,

Central bank gold buying has been a significant factor in the yellow metal’s spectacular run-up to new record highs. But with its recent small correction downward, it’s a good time to look at which central banks are selling — and why.

In its millennia-old history, Armenia and its people suffered numerous calamities, particularly in the last 100-150 years when the Turks committed the Armenian Genocide, one of the worst in known history, killing up to 1.5 million Armenians (in addition to well over a million native Greeks and Assyrians). However, in recent years, yet another disaster befell this ancient nation.

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries have taken note of the US-led collective West’s attempts to take Eurasia under control, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

"Attempts <...> by the US-led collective West to take the entire Eurasian continent under control are obvious, and we talked about it today," he said following a meeting of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers.

by Tyler Durden
 

More shocking images have come out of the ongoing unrest and riots which have gripped the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia, as additional French troops, including reports of

Reports that soldiers of Myanmar’s military government last week carried out a massacre of more than 30 civilians in a village in central Myanmar have been supported in interviews with a local administrator and a man who says he survived the killings

By Associated Press

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