Denne bloggen dreier seg om den merkelige og mørklagte verden av edle metaller. Innholdet sikter på å opplyse og avsløre og er ment for investorer, samlere, prepper, politikere og alle andre med kjærlighet og hat til sølv og gull.
Gull er verdifullt fordi vi tror det er verdifullt. 100 millioner får sitt levebrød gjennom det skinnende metallet. Men, det å grave ut og utvinne et nesten ubrukelig metall forårsaker menneskelig lidelse og økologiske ødeleggelser verden kunne vært foruten.
fredag 27. mai 2016
The Future arrived Yesterday
the field by Robert Wood
distance between the whitewater falls of Iceland and the polluted streets of
Oslo is a Galaxy. I have been in a white house and seen rainbows of gold in the
eyes of an economic expatriate.
- The Panama papers have given us answers, I
thought. Yet another crooked Islandic politician have been crucified by his own
greed. The word “Panama” is a native word for “abundance of fish”, and the revealing
papers hooked ravenous finance sharks. One of the obese, pale whites was pulled
bleeding out of the turbulent water by an investigating Islandic reporter and an
I came to the white, shabby house stuffed
with updated information about Islandic economy and the ousted Prime Icelandic Minister
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson in my head. And, as expected, Gimli Sigurdtorsson
was without mercy when I kickstarted the interview about the current crisis in
his homeland. True to his Viking heritage he was brimming over with contempt
for the current political scandal and ruling party.
- Are there any politicians on Iceland that
are not corrupt? I asked in the hope of shaming the man on behalf of his countrymen.
I felt mean because I had wasted way too much time in the Dark Web tracking
down this gold prepper and smuggler.
- Very few, maybe three… no, two. But, the
Prime Minister is… Yes, just listen to him trying to get off the hook.
- Three honest politicians? Then you are
lucky. In Norway we don’t have any. The worst is the despot controlling The
Central Bank. He has transferred our Global Pension Fund to American speculators
and the manipulators in EU. Norway has become a vassal state…. And yes, I did listened to your Prime Minister on
TV when he was trapped shitting in his own nest. I was Rolling On the Floor
Laughing my head off. Something is rotten in the Republic of Iceland, Gimli.
two and 3D
Gimli nods sadly. He is a computer specialist
and a gold and silver prepper. He delivers whatever you can pay for within animated
advertising, information and propaganda. The Icelander converts his 3D
knowledge into Norwegian kroner as fast as he can earn them.
- A whole Brave New World is opening up for
designers with new ideas and the will to sell their skills to the highest
bidders, Gimli exclaims in broken Norwegian. - I prefer working for the government.
They need sophisticated propaganda designed to take attention away from what is
really important for the people. The right propaganda manages to twist our
perception of reality.
Art of Riding Two Horses
- Seems to me you are riding two horses at
the same time, I say looking at the water-cooled computers at his enormous
desk. –You are working for our government. And you dislike governments.
– A man has to live, answers Gimli with a
shrug of his shoulders. –You have to handle your own scoundrels yourself. –
Besides, I got a mission which justifies the means!
A Mission From Mammon?
- I lost faith in Icelandic politicians and
bankers in 2007 when Kaupthing, Landsbanki and Glitnir bank collapsed. I also
lost my savings, my customers, my house and SUV. That is why I now work in
Norway. As you know, the Icelandic government did not take over the banks to
shelter the rest of the economy. The State let the three banks fail and my
country was insolvent.
– But what has this to do with your
– As you know, quite a lot of people all
over the world are buying silver and gold. The Icelandic krone is worth next to
nothing today. Our krone has become the Zimbabwe dollar of the North. Our currency
is without value outside Iceland, and that makes it near impossible for us to
buy investment silver and gold in Iceland. My country has no market for
precious metals. People buy luxury items and don’t worry too much about the
future. However, we must buy foreign currencies if we want to reinvest in overpriced
silver and gold. Investment coins are
dead cheap in Norway compared to what I have to pay in Iceland. You Norwegians
don’t even have Value Added Tax on the coins.
– Yes, that’s a well-known conspiracy, but
what is your main goal? I ask
– My mission is to get as much gold and
silver into Iceland as possible! Legal and illegal. I convert my surplus
earnings to gold and smuggle the precious metals into Iceland whenever I visit
my family.I sell the 24 carat precious
metal, with a small profit, to trusted friends. We know that it is just a
matter of time before we get another financial crises and our Icelandic paper
money turns into colourful toilet paper!
The digital 3D-designer pulls the pen from
the holder and let it flow over the Intuos Wacom board. An animated golden eagle
takes flight from an American Eagle Gold Coin on the computer screen. The Eagle
soars like a miniature nova over the digital landscape in concert with the
designer’s smooth hand movements. Then he lands the eagle on the gold coin and
allows the bird to melt into the metal surface from which it took flight. – The
golden eagle morphing out of the gold coin and returning is for me a symbol of
the everlasting value of gold. The Icelander smiles smugly. He knows his trade.
I leave the bitter computer-wiz with the
feeling that Gimli’s philosophy is typical for many precious metal preppers. A
kind of fearful Zeitgeist, for the fearful few, hidden in the shadows of the Deep
Web. A fetid sub-trend which hasn’t broken into mainstream. We are not talking
about Doomsday and das Untergang, but unsaid fear of an upcoming economic
upheaval. A crisis Gimli is trying to guard against by buying silver and gold. He
himself has become a kind of symbol. When you are beaten hard and often enough by
greedy banks and unjust political tax systems, you will redefine what you are doing
with your hard earned money.
Best and Worst
Pseudonym: Gimli Sigurdtorsson
Profession: D3 Digital designer
Age: 35 years
Favorite prepper scenario
Yet another economic meltdown in Iceland
Favorite prepper tool
Worst prepper trap
Smuggling too much and getting caught
The worst being a prepper
Spend too much time thinking about gold and
silver prepping Would really have liked to
have A safe place to store silver and gold Favorite prepper item Any kind of 999/1000
– coins and bars