Saturday , 21 October 2017


Miscellaneous

Gold Measurements: What Do the Terms “Karat” & “Troy Ounce” Actually Mean?

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You have no doubt read countless articles on the price of gold costing "x dollars per ounce", own a gold ring or some other piece of gold jewellery and/or wear or have bought/plan to buy a diamond ring but do you really understand exactly what you are buying? What's the difference between 1 troy ounce of gold and 1 (regular) ounce? What's the difference between 18 and 10 karat gold? What's the difference between a .75 and a 1.0 carat diamond? Let me explain. Words: 1102

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Economic “Truth” Is A Hollow Collection Of 5 Letters With No Meaning – Here’s Why

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The inmates have taken over the asylum. Our financiers, economists and bankers have set sail on a course straight into the Bermuda Triangle. That the ship will reach land some day is indisputable. That it will land badly is incontrovertible. The 99%, who seem to have adopted the Ostrich as their ‘National Bird’ would be well advised to ponder these matters to prepare for the consequences of our current economic policies.

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ISIS: Understanding Radical Islam, Jihadism & the U.S.-Saudi Arabia Connection

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In order to understand where jihadism really comes from it’s necessary to first understand the relationship that the Sauds, the royal family of Saudi Arabia, have with their clergy, the Wahhabist Islamic preachers and which was subsequently combined with the oil-for-weapons trade and an alliance with the United States. That’s what laid the ground for today’s jihadism.

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Almost Anyone Can Afford to Retire in Mexico – Here’s Why

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Only 4% of Americans who start working at age 25 are expected to have saved enough for retirement at age 65 yet, while this number may seem surprisingly low, retiring doesn't have to be as expensive as you may think. One easy way to do this: retire abroad. For many Americans, Mexico is a top choice. It's not only geographically close, it's also very affordable...

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These Are the World’s 10 Most Important Numbers

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There are many important numbers that have made this world what it currently is but the following 10 are the most important numbers, or constants, in the entire world. They have led to bridges being built, finances being accounted for, and the completion of many other significant and necessary tasks throughout history. Here they are.

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17 Equations That Changed the World

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"Equations definitely CAN be dull, and they CAN seem complicated...but you CAN appreciate the beauty and importance of equations without knowing how to solve them.....[My] intention was to locate them in their cultural and human context, and pull back the veil on their hidden effects on history. Equations are a vital part of our culture. The stories behind them --- the people who discovered/invented them and the periods in which they lived --- are fascinating" and some are particularly relevant to anybody affected by the current financial crisis. [Let's take a look.] Words: 2072

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Which Is the World’s “Safest” Major Currency – You’ll Be Surprised

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The term ‘safe' fiat currency is as intellectually disingenuous as terms like ‘fair' tax or government 'innovation’ but, as we’ve been exploring recently why modern central banking is completely dysfunctional, it does beg the question– is any currency ‘safe’? Let’s look at the numbers for some data-driven analysis. Words: 575

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