Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Silver Pharaoh

The royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I is one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Egyptian treasures -- even more remarkable than that of Tutankhamun. So why hasn't the world heard about it? What mysteries does it contain? And what does it reveal about ancient Egypt?

The tomb was discovered filled with lavish jewels and treasure almost by accident in 1939 by the French archaeologist Pierre Montet while he was in northern Egypt. The royal burial chamber came as a complete surprise -- no Egyptologist had anticipated a tomb of such grandeur in this area. Unfortunately, the tomb was found on the eve of World War II in Europe and attracted little attention.

One of the most startling discoveries inside the tomb was the sarcophagus in which the body was held: It was made of silver with exquisite detail and craftsmanship. No other silver sarcophagus has ever been found and it is now recognized by many Egyptologists as one of the most exquisite artifacts of ancient Egypt ever to be found.

The elaborate tribute within the tomb suggested it was the burial site of someone very important. Using the hieroglyphs inside the tomb, they pieced together the identity of the pharaoh: his powerful role in ancient Egypt, and why he received such grand treatment.

The investigation reveals political intrigue, a lost city and a leader who united a country in turmoil and became the Silver Pharaoh.

Keiser Report: Alien Bankers, Leave Earth Alone!

Jul 19, 2012 by

In this episode, Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, demand that Jamie Dimon leave Earth alone! They also discuss the global Jim Jones like cults surrendering to the derivatives with hostile intent. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Jim Rickards, author of Currency Wars, about 'Singapore on the Mediterranean' and how the U.S. Congress will intervene in the Libor case to avoid the Son of Tarp.

Russia and China don't want Libya scenario in Syria

Jul 18, 2012 by

As a civil war grips Syria, it doesn't look like there is an end in sight. This after Syrian officials were killed in an explosion of unclear nature - including the defense minister, his deputy, security advisor and Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law. So what's going on in Syria? Is a diplomatic solution possible at this point? Cole Bockenfeld of the Project on Middle East Democracy joins RT's Liz Wahl to explain.

Bernanke calls Ron Paul audit plan 'nightmare' for Fed

Loving that Gold tie Ben......

Ron Paul on Gold Seek Radio

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People & Power - Attack of the Drones

Jul 18, 2012 by
The US government's growing reliance on aerial drones to pursue its war on al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Yemen, Afghanistan and elsewhere is proving controversial. As governments are increasingly relying on drones, what are the consequences for civil liberties and the future of war?

The Blog spreads its reach

Just a quick post to let you know that this blog is now syndicated in part on my employer's, ABC Bullion, website here and in full at the influential news aggregation website "Before it's News" in their Gold and Precious Metals section here. Of course the blog's home will remain here hosted on blogger.

Alex Jones on Barry's Birth Certificate

Jul 19, 2012 by

Capital Account with Lew Rockwell

Jul 18, 2012 by

48 Tons of Silver Recovered from the SS Gairsoppa

Press Release

Tampa, FL – July 18, 2012 – Odyssey Marine Exploration (NasdaqCM: OMEX), pioneers in the field of deep-ocean exploration, today announced it has successfully recovered approximately 48 tons of silver bullion from a depth of approximately three miles. This initial recovery of bullion from the SS Gairsoppa, a 412-foot steel-hulled British cargo ship that sank in February 1941, totals 1,203 silver bars or approximately 1.4 million troy ounces of silver and has been transported to a secure facility in the United Kingdom. After unloading the cargo, taking on fuel and changing personnel, recovery operations will continue and are expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2012. This record-breaking operation has so far produced the heaviest and deepest recovery of precious metals from a shipwreck.

Odyssey is conducting the Gairsoppa project under contract with the UK Department for Transport. Under the terms of the agreement, which follows standard commercial practices, Odyssey bears the risk of search and recovery and retains 80% of the net salved value of the Gairsoppa silver cargo after recovering its expenses. The contract was awarded to Odyssey following a competitive tender process.

The amount of silver bars recovered so far represents approximately 43% of the insured silver bars, or approximately 20% of the total silver cargo which research has indicated may be on board. In addition, an estimated 600,000 oz. of insured silver is expected to be found on the SS Mantola, a second modern shipwreck recovery project being conducted in conjunction with the Gairsoppa project. Upcoming operational plans include continued recovery of silver on the Gairsoppa from the cargo area that is in the process of being cleared and then the inspection of other cargo holds if the current area does not hold the rest of the expected bullion. Serial numbers and other markings from the silver bars recovered to date all match the contemporary insured silver cargo documentation therefore it is anticipated that the entire insured amount is aboard. However, it is unknown at this point whether there is additional uninsured silver on the site.

The Gairsoppa was a merchant ship torpedoed by a German U-boat during World War II. During the War, the UK Government insured privately owned cargo under their War Risk Insurance program. After making an insurance payment of approximately £325,000 (1941 value) to the owners of the silver cargo lost aboard the Gairsoppa, the UK Government became the owners of the insured cargo. As some sources, including ”Lloyd’s War Losses” indicate a total silver cargo worth £600,000 (1941 value) lost aboard the Gairsoppa, there may have been additional government-owned silver cargo aboard that would have been self-insured.

“With the shipwreck lying approximately three miles below the surface of the North Atlantic, this was a complex operation,” commented Greg Stemm, Odyssey Chief Executive Officer. “Our capacity to conduct precision cuts and successfully complete the surgical removal of bullion from secure areas on the ship demonstrates our capabilities to undertake complicated tasks in the very deep ocean. This technology will be applicable to other modern shipwreck projects currently being scheduled as well as our deep ocean mineral exploration activities. Our success on the Gairsoppa marks the beginning of a new paradigm for Odyssey in which we expect modern shipwreck projects will complement our archaeological shipwreck excavations.”

“The progress on this project is a testament to our world-class team. Our research department developed extensive information about the vessel’s sinking and layout of the ship, and our marine operations team was able to locate both the Gairsoppa and the Mantola shipwreck sites relatively quickly last summer. We assembled the suite of equipment necessary for a successful recovery and conducted reconnaissance dives to plan efficient operations.” said Mark Gordon, Odyssey President and Chief Operating Officer. “This demonstrates the viability of the business model we have developed to identify and recover the historic knowledge and economic value of otherwise lost government assets.”

Odyssey commenced recovery operations utilizing the chartered 291-foot Seabed Worker in late May after completing a series of reconnaissance dives earlier in the year. Odyssey has contracted JBR Recovery Limited, one of Europe’s leading silver recovery and precious metal processing specialists, to support the logistics, refining and monetization of the silver cargo recovered.

Former Democrat & Whistle Blower on DNC Fraud and Financial Fraud

Jul 15, 2012 by

This is Part 1 of my interview with professional photographer and truth activist Michele Thomas. Thomas explains how the Obama campaign, with the aid of the corrupt DNC leadership, stole the 2008 election and handed it to Obama. Michele explains that Jon Corzine played a key role in awarding Obama Delegates which he did not earn, and shutting out Hillary Clinton who was winning - which is why Corzine is untouchable now. In Part 2, Thomas talks about other whistle blowers from within the Democratic Party who she believes were murdered for attempting to bring the corruption to light. Now that Thomas is awake to the false Right-Left criminal paradigm, she is a Ron Paul supporter.

Michele's WND interview:

On a road in Damascus

Jul 18, 2012 by
Street battles rage in Syrian capital of Damascus after bomb blasts that killed top Assad officials.

James Turk on $8000 Gold

Timothy Geither on LIBOR Manipulation ‘We Did the Right Thing’

Ben Bernanke vs. Ron Paul

Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke in testimony in front of the House Committee Financial Services. For the battle between Ben Bernanke and Ron Paul on Deflation vs. Inflation forward to the 1:08 mark (and be patient while the video loads to that point).

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John Embry on Gold and Silver

John Embry of Sprott Asset Management discusses the Gold & Silver market and recent price suppression with Eric King of KWN. Listen to the interview here

Arpaio Says Obama Birth Record Is Fraudulent

Don't tell me that a Conspiracy Theory is becoming a Conspiracy fact?  Although long term readers of this blog would have already known that Obama's birth certificate, as presented, was a forgery as discussed in these two posts here & here

Jul 17, 2012 by

Investigators for an Arizona sheriff's volunteer posse have declared that President Barack Obama's birth certificate is definitely fraudulent. The president's campaign has declined to comment on Sheriff Joe Arpaio's allegations.

Syria Update - Assad's brother-in-law killed by suicide bomber

Jul 18, 2012 by

Syria's Defence minister and his deputy have been killed in a suicide bombing in Damascus. The minister is the most senior official within the Syrian government to have been killed since the conflict began last year. The attack adds to the violence that's been rocking the Syrian capital for four days now. RT's Maria Finoshina reporting from the Syrian capital.