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The Financial Crash of 2009

3/09/2009 11:35:00 AM, Posted by APMEX, 4 Comments

This video excerpt from the Glenn Beck show graphically illustrates the reason behind the recent “gold rush”. Mr. Beck clearly demonstrates the facts surrounding the recent bailout programs and massive production of paper currency by the Federal Reserve. Many Americans (average working people, not just the super-rich) are extremely concerned about the very apparent devaluation of the US dollar. To combat this concern and protect whatever wealth they may have, these citizens are seeking to possess physical gold and silver in volumes not seen in modern history.

In fact, at APMEX, the numbers of orders increased 262% for Gold from 2007 to 2008. Silver orders increased 358% from 2007 to 2008. So far, 2009 appears to be making those increases look paltry by comparison.

These two facts alone should convince you – in case you need convincing – that gold and silver are the only investments to make right now to help prevent your wealth from being swallowed whole by the monstrous deficit growing in America today. Watch the video below and decide for yourself what you will do to protect your assets.

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Unknown @ March 9, 2009 at 6:13 PM

Its Time WE just walk away and not pay the gov. anymore money and let the fed, gov go down the tube

Edward @ March 9, 2009 at 6:20 PM

What a coincidence...I've been showing this very same video of Glenn Beck to several people I know.

Anonymous @ March 9, 2009 at 7:03 PM

We need our old money system back. My old silver dollars still will buy about 4 or 5 gallons of gas at $4.00 a gallon. Our one dollar bills today (backed by nothing) will only buy a quart! Bankers didn't like a system that they couldn't steal from...

Ladislao @ March 9, 2009 at 10:30 PM

In 2013 The Federal Reserve will be celebrating it’s 100 year anniversary (or it’s demise). Whichever comes first. I have a strong feeling it will be the latter statement.

As a famous philosopher once said:

“Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value: zero.” — François-Marie Arouet (or better known for his “pen” name - Voltaire)

"During the American Civil War, President Lincoln bypassed the high interest loans offered by the European banks, and decided to do what the founding fathers advocated, which was to create an independent and inherently debt free currency. It was called the Greenback. Shortly after this measure was taken, an internal document circulated between private British and American banking interests. Stated: “Slavery is but the owning of labor and carries with it the care of the laborers, while the European plan… is that capital shall control labor by controlling wages. This can be done by controlling the money. It will not do to allow the Greenback… as we cannot control that.” The Hazard Circular July 1862 - From Zietgiest the Movie - 2007

"In fact the last time in American history the national debt was completely paid of was in 1835 after President Andrew Jackson shut down the central bank that preceded the Federal Reserve. In fact Jackson’s entire political platform essentially revolved around his commitment to shut down the central banks, stating at one point - “The bold efforts the present bank has made to control the Government… are but premonitions of the fate that awaits the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution, or the establishment of another like it.” -Andrew Jackson" - From Zietgiest the Movie - 2007

“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.” - Woodrow Wilson, after signing the Federal Reserve into existence.

"In 1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president and quickly implemented a new deal policy of spending us to prosperity; even though we needed lower taxes and lower spending, his administration would seek unprecedented amounts of money to finance it's big government programs. In his inaugural speech on March 4, 1933 Roosevelt and vowed to put an end to poverty and the unemployment lines and get people back to work. It didn't work. The depression got worse, thanks to increased central planning FDR only succeeded in making the monetary system even less sound, Just after taking office the president declared a four day nation wide bank holiday, absolving the bankrupt fractional reserve banks of any need to pay back their depositors. But before the banks reopened the Roosevelt administration had to come up with a scheme that would lead people to believe that new deposits would be safe, it created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to lull the public into a sense of security. In reality the FDIC holds just half of one percent (0.5%) of all the deposits it insures, but what people are counting on is that the Fed; as the lender of last resort would step in and print whatever money would be necessary to prevent a massive "bank run."" - Excerpt rewritten from a documentary called "Money, Banking & The Federal Reserve" - 1996

"It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

“If there were no debts in our money system, there wouldn’t be any money” -Marriner Eccles - Governor of the Federal Reserve 1941 house Committee on Banking and Currency

“$1 in 1913 required $21.60 in 2007 to match value. That is a 96% devaluation since the Federal Reserve came into existence. (96% devaluation in 94 years)” - Zeitgeist 2 the Movie: Addendum

"I think it’s important to understand that most of the educational programs that are implemented in the United States stem from the National Education Association. And, the NEA was actually founded by John D. Rockefeller. And John D. Rockefeller, I think, voiced the beliefs of this ruling elite that wants to try to homogenize our education system when he was quoted as saying ‘I don’t want a nation of thinkers - I want a nation of workers’. So I think the education system is not only pushing people into a socialized version of government, but also dumbing the individual down to the point to where he’ll be a good worker in the factory or he’ll be a good worker in silicon valley - he may know a lot about computers, but he is not gonna’ have a classic education that would allow him to take all of the facets of the culture and society and put it together and really form an intelligent opinion as to to what’s going on and what might be in the best interest of the individual." - Jim Marrs (Journalist/Author) - Excerpt from the documentary - Wake Up Call - 2008

When are we going to finally get it... when it's too late? That's sad... What's even more saddening, is that I never really appreciated history until now (as you can probably tell by the quotes from all the recent education that I went after - FINALLY !!!) I'm 42 years old and NOW I get it. Shame on me (and others like me) that never really wanted to know. It's NEVER too late...