Saturday, December 8, 2012

Counting the Cost - Syria's war economy

From AlJazeeraEnglish

Madness of a Lost Society 3

Nov 26, 2012 by

Syrian Girl: What's Really Happening in Syria

From TheAlexJonesChannel  Published on Dec 7, 2012
Alex talks with Syrian Girl about the latest developments in Syria and who stands to gain from this illegal proxy war, pre-invasion by design.

Syrian Girls Official Channel

Syrian Girl takes on Al-Qaeda on Live Tv

Published on Dec 7, 2012 Rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have declared Damascus International Airport a battle zone.

Fighting around the capital city has intensified over the past week. Western officials say the situation on the ground as "fast changing."

Until now the conflict has been mostly confined to the provinces and other cities, but now it is on the threshold of the capital.

Cutting access to the airport 20 km from the city
centre would be a symbolic blow, although the rebels acknowledge the airport itself is still in army hands, they claim to be blockading it from most sides.

An estimated 40,000 people have been killed in the 20-month conflict.

Sotheby's to Auction 'Casablanca' Piano

From AssociatedPress

Brothels: the recession-proof business

Maybe the strangest economic report from RTAmerica ever, but very funny.

From RTAmerica

Ann Barnhardt - The Economy Is Going To Implode

Published on Nov 10, 2012
This is a presentation by Ann Barnhardt addressing what's happening right now in America.

Capital Account with Barry Habib and John Butler

From CapitalAccount

German and Austrian growth forecasts cut

If only Germany and Austria had all their large gold reserves held within their countries they could form a gold backed Germanic currency union and have the world's most desired currency. Alas they do not and are hence stuck with the albatross of the Euro.

From Euronews

China & India on collision course as oil & gas tension mounts

From RussiaToday

Cairo clashes continue

From PressTVGlobalNews

Russia banking on new gas pipeline to Europe

From AlJazeeraEnglish

David Morgan -- Riding The Silver Channel

From silver

Think and Invest Like a Billionaire: Interview with Rick Rule

By visionvictory

Egypt Protesters March on Palace

Dec 7, 2012
In Egypt, large crowds of opponents of President Mohammed Morsi marched on his palace to increase pressure after he rejected their demands. The two camps in the country's divide appeared at a deadlock.

Price per Ounce


Original source

When it comes to commodities priced "per ounce", the two most quoted products are silver, and of course gold. But in a broader context are these prices a lot or little? How do some other less known commodities stack up to the world's two most precious metals. Here are the prices for a wide universe of other compounds which are also priced on a "per ounce" basis...

Copper: $0.24
Silver: $33
Beluga caviar: $345
Gold: 1,700
Carbon 60: $2,495
Cocaine: $4,791
Namibian uncut rough diamonds: $98,490
Plutonium Oxide: $165,500
Soliris (anemia drug): $533,000
Human eggs: $157 trillion

That said, we doubt any of the above have the wealth and capital preservation capabilities of those two most popular shiny metallic objects which may or may not be edible, but have survived the rise and fall of nearly 3000 paper currencies over the ages.

Source: Wired