December 2001 by Guest WriterThe case of Howe vs. Bank of International Settlements et al.—I like to call it Howe vs. All the Money in the World—was roughed up a little but survived its first day of hearing in federal court in Boston.
If there was ever a month for the financial markets to rejoice, the one just past would appear to have been ideal. Oil prices declined sharply...the Fed revved up the economy by smashing short-term interest rates to their lowest levels since World War II...and, perhaps most important of all, the Republican Party now has possession of a clean sweep of American political power, controlling the Presidency, Senate and House while Conservatives dominate the Supreme Court.
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• Taxpayers crash land in Arizona
• "What did you get arrested for?"
In terms of gold and silver, if this mountain of unbacked debt, now reaching several trillions of dollars, Euros, Yen or other currencies begins to truly collapse into an inflationary spiral, we will witness the onset of the mother of all precious metals bull markets.
The process of recognizing ores all starts with being able to recognize some basic minerals and knowing what hard rock ore looks like in the districts where you prospect.
Q: I’ve been using a computer program that lists both active and closed mining claims. Can you tell me the definition of a closed claim and why they would be shown?
Dr. Ralph E. Pray
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