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  1. Another Russian Spy?

    Thanks to Mog on the Craig Murray blog, and Cepheus on MSE for this Times letter. The Times published a letter from Stephen Davies (Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust) on the 16th March. ‘Sir, further to your report (‘Poision Exposure Leaves Nearly 40 needing Treatment’), may I clarify that no patients have experienced symptoms of nerve agent poisoning in Salisbury and there have only ever been three patients with significant poisoning. Several people have attended the emergency department concerned that they may have been exposed. None has had symptoms of poisoning and none has needed treatment. Any blood tests performed have shown no abnormality. No member of the public has been contaminated by the agent involved.’ So, nothing to support the stories claiming the Salisbury sky is going to fall down any time soon..._
  2. Another Russian Spy?

    Iran produced Novichoc in 2016 http://www.spectroscopynow.com/details/ezine/1591ca249b2/Iranian-chemists-identify-Russian-chemical-warfare-agents.html?tzcheck=1,1,1,1,1&&tzcheck=1&tzcheck=1 &tzcheck=1“The Iranian researchers synthesised five Novichok agents, along with four deuterated analogues.”https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/03/first-recorded-successful-novichok-synthesis-was-in-2017-by-iran-in-cooperation-with-the-opcw/ “ The line that novichoks can only be produced by Russia is now proven to be a complete lie. As I previously proved by referencing their publications, in 2013 the OPCW scientific advisory committee note the evidence was sparse that novichoks had ever been successfully produced, and that was still the line being published by Porton Down in 2016......... I have now been sent the vital information that in late 2016, Iranian scientists set out to study whether novichoks really could be produced from commercially available ingredients. Iran succeeded in synthesising a number of novichoks. Iran did this in full cooperation with the OPCW and immediately reported the results to the OPCW so they could be added to the chemical weapons database. This makes complete nonsense of the Theresa Mays of a type developed by Russia line, used to parliament and the UN Security Council. This explains why Porton Down have refused to cave in to governmental pressure to say the nerve agent was Russian. If Iran can make a novichok, so can a significant number of states.”The governments insistence that only Russia produced the agents used in the attack in Salisbury gets more threadbare by the day..._
  3. Another Russian Spy?

    And of course our regime leaders du jour trotted along behind. Spooky thought at the back of my mind is an allegation of a Novichoc ‘attack’ in a rebel held area in Syria. If Russia is pissing anybody of about anything, it has to be their intervention in the middle east..._
  4. Another Russian Spy?

    Very carefully worded, and spot on the money. ”This agent has been identified by our experts at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down, as a type developed in Russia, part of a group of agents known as Novichok” https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/salisbury-nerve-agent-attack-uk-osce-permanent-council-statement
  5. Another Russian Spy?

    What tosh is this. The first and last links are accusations that Craig is a conspiracy theorist, and the link to his own blog shows this....”I do not believe that the US government, or any of its agencies, were responsible for 9/11.” So please, tosh off..._
  6. Another Russian Spy?

    Need to log in. Heavy going in places..._ http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/Chapter/9781782622413-00001/978-1-78262-241-3
  7. It’s not cherry picking. One alarmist story after another simply falls apart, these are just the most recent. All the stories are supposed to show that a climactic disaster is going to happen, these are the consequences in front of our eyes.......and they are all tosh. Dr. Crockford is still employed at the university six years after the Greenpeace’ allegations were dismissed..._
  8. Darkest Hour

    I was doubtful with the tube train journey. Having spent a goodly portion of my life in London, I know that journey takes a minute or two. The other thing to realise is that most Londoners had no real wish for the war to start with. Conversations I had over the years with those who lived through the war made that clear. To be fair, they all seemed to sing Churchill’s praises for eventually galvanising people to action. So the tube scene seems to have been scripted for the film, not historical accuracy.....so what’s new...
  9. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/02/27/state-of-the-polar-bear-report-2017-shows-polar-bears-are-thriving/ “The US Geological Survey estimated the global population of polar bears at 24,500 in 2005. In 2015, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) estimated the population at 26,000 (range 22,000–31,000) but additional surveys pub- lished since then bring the total to near 28,500“ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-43252253/largest-population-of-penguins-found-in-antarctic-peninsula ”For the past 40 years, the total number of Adélie Penguins, one of the most common on the Antarctic Peninsula, has been steadily declining—or so biologists have thought (according to a ) new study led by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)”.....”the scientists announced the discovery of a previously unknown “supercolony” of more than 1,500,000” So we are not gonna be toasted by global warming any time soon it seems..._
  10. KFC- closed outlets

    Economic crisis hits final phase. Looks like peak chicken time. Elliot waves coincide with Fibonacci correction chanel, in perfect fries in a box retracement sauce and bottle chart patterns......Buy gold now..._
  11. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5375897/Boss-bought-1million-gold-indebted-business-cash.html Company directors looking after themselves. Saddens me to realise they’re about £100 per ounce down on the deal.......unless they had been averaging in for some time afterwards..._
  12. Gold does what gold does. Raised demand does push the price up (the World Gold Council regularly publishes gold demand trends) But this is only part of the story, as it’s imposible to get any accurate figures for all trade in gold, e.g., we don’t know what golds full use is on the worlds fx markets. As a general principle, the gold price tends to rise/fall when a number of factors come together. Dramatic changes in the worlds bourses being one of them, it has no direct correlation, though they usually rhyme a bit. I would avoid mining stocks if it is gold exposure you want. The ups and downs of such stocks alongside gold rarely mirror each other. Others around here are more up to speed on such stocks than me. Best plan for gold is a long term hold, with an averaging in for buying......I view 5% of your funds as a very conservative start, increase over time..._
  13. Within parameters gold is a commodity. Bought and sold for use in dentistry, electronics and decorative jewellery, It’s price is based on demand/bigger fool. But much of the worlds gold jewellery has an investment/savings role, with many areas using 22k as the standard. Gold then takes on a money role, but not as cash in circulation. Money itself is a commodity, being bought and sold on the open market Within other parameters gold is money, in the main it is in the international fx markets, not cash in circulation. Gold swaps, leases, loans etc. is the common way these transactions work. Only in exceptional circumstances is physical gold used as payment. I am sure that if the truth was known about gold’s role in the worlds international money transfer market, it would come out as the biggest trade on the planet. Hopefully the ‘plans’ to publish the London OTC volumes of gold traded by the LBMA in 2018 will prove my belief......but let’s wait and see how transparent the figures are. In other roles it is no more than an investment vehicle for the likes of us, and a speculative material for traders. Golds role in the economy is what this thread is about. Many appear confused what gold is in its many roles, or even understand that it has different roles. Confusing it’s relationship to anything other than an understanding of its split personality as both money and commodity leads us nowhere..._
  14. Those moderators, so bloody ******** it breaks my heart........trust me, they really do want you to stay on topic..._
  15. Well Will, seems not many have come to the blindingly obvious conclusion that silver is no use for anything except posh table cutlery. I would still recommend that stainless steel is much smarter on the dining table..._