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  1. The searches for “hitler gun control” on the internet have spiked, and equal to that spike has been liberals rushing to erase, block, or hinder websites that have the truth people are seeking.

    Comment by Caged Insanity — January 10, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

  2. Explain to me the compelling government interest for tracking precious metal transfers. What good is served?

    What’s broken that needs fixing here?

    Comment by Fat Baxter — January 10, 2013 @ 7:42 pm

  3. Quite simple really. Precious metals are precious. They can be, and have been in the past, used as a form of currency other than government printed money.
    The government wants absolute control of the economy.

    Comment by Caged Insanity — January 10, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

  4. They don’t want anyone else making their own trillion dollar coins.
    Or billion dollar coins, for that matter.

    Comment by mech — January 10, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

  5. Can’t confiscate stuff if’n y’don’t know where it is.

    Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — January 10, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

  6. Well, ya gots yer precious metals; gold and silver, then ya gots yer tactical metals; lead and brass … in a STHF situation, a handful of .223 or 12ga hi-brass is probably more liquid than silver dimes.

    Comment by danintampa — January 10, 2013 @ 11:33 pm

  7. Nice little Nudge Balloon. IL ya say? hm….

    Theze daze it’s hard to tell which Mob is tryin’ to run this goat rope: the kind w/ the blu helmets or the kind with the bent noses.

    Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — January 11, 2013 @ 1:13 am

  8. I’m going to do that right after I get my guns registered.

    Comment by Alan outback bacon czar — January 11, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

  9. You can’t leave ‘em alone for a minnit. Just like kids. If this sort of thing keeps up, pretty soon thay’ll be wanting to tax flu shots

    Comment by ZZMike — January 13, 2013 @ 1:33 am

  10. The only reason I’ve never purchased gold is that I assumed that if the feces hits the fan, the government will confiscate it.

    Comment by Stilton — January 13, 2013 @ 7:43 pm

  11. Stilton: One might say that they can’t confiscate what they can’t find.

    On the other hand, Nixon (or was it FDR) decreed that nobody really needs to have gold anyway.

    The other problem is that it isn’t much use for small purchases. Sometime last year, I calculated that a coin the size of a dime would be worth about $500. I don’t know what it would be today.

    Maybe the Denizens could go into the pros and cons of having gold in today’s controlled and relatively nonexistent privacy world.

    But if the currency (backed as it is by the “full faith and credit of the US Government”) goes the way of the German Reichsmark or the Zimbabwean Dollar, then what? Ears of corn? Chickens?

    Comment by ZZMike — January 14, 2013 @ 12:12 am

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