BOUGHT GOLD TODAY.....SURE IS PURDY AND first gold coins : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Got 20 pure gold maple leafs. I never bought gold before and they sure are nice to look at. The guy who sold em to me said"The fun starts when you give all names and start playing with them when it's dark and quiet. I don't think all take it that far, but I can't stop looking at them and feeling the wieght of gold.

-- Russ (, January 17, 2000


But, how do you tell them apart? Kinda reminds me of a story my father used to tell me, "There was an old woman named Mrs. McCave, who had 23 sons and named them all Dave"

heh heh

-- formerly (formerly@nowhere.zzz), January 17, 2000.


-- TrollStomper (DoomersUnited@TB2000.Net), January 17, 2000.

I sleep with 7 assorted coins under my pillow. I have 2 silver eagles in my Brita water filter jug. I am a lost cause, I know.

You won't regret your purchase!

-- Andy (, January 17, 2000.


Bartender serve that man another on me!

-- Johnny (, January 17, 2000.


Congrats on your liberation from the evil fiat money, and its albatross of debt! Now the Arabs will prefer to sell oil to you! heh, freedom baby!

-- Hokie (, January 17, 2000.

Laura ill-Logical and her multiple personalities still hoping to "flush out" Mr. Polly to play patty-cake again. Ain't gonna happen, Laura.

-- (, January 17, 2000.

A palindrome---

Sad, I'm a Midas

-- (dyslexic@gold.finger), January 17, 2000.

God sits on a golden throne, with a golden scepter, with golden streets in heaven. It's in the book of Revelation-last one in the bible. God made gold from the very beginning for us a perfect means of monetary exchange, to help mankind enjoy the division of labor as our various talents contribute to the common good. The departure from the gold standard was wrong...ever read "The Creature fron Jekyll Island" ( great book re the FED, money, etc). Anyway, appreciate it, that is an inborn recognition of something beautiful God made for us. Just remember He is more beautiful and more worthy of admiration, and try to thank Him every night when you lie on that pillow for every good thing you have. Jesus is the way to that golden heaven.

-- carolyn (, January 17, 2000.

I've noticed a lot of the coins come in plastic slip-covers, some of them sealed. Apparently even minor scratches on the soft metal, like from your fingernails or from the coins rolling against each other, can affect the re-sale value for collectors, so the plastic covers have become standard.

If you're into gold as a senual experience, it's a bit like wearing a condom.

-- oh well, maybe it's time to (, January 17, 2000.

Herre is an interesting article from Forbes magazine discussing stocks, taxes, inflation and gold over the past 200 years:

-- Electman (, January 17, 2000.

--- oh well,

ROTFLMAO!!! best laugh I've had all day ;o)

You're right about those scratches - i hate the plastic covers and threw mine away but when I went to trade some gold coins i found out the error of my ways...

I now tend to stick to ones with a slight alloy content like Austrian philharmonics or US Gold Eagles.

-- Andy (, January 17, 2000.

Im looking at my last post, and cannot understand what happened to it. I did not type the above. I wonder what is going on. Am I the only person that notices that now I have to log on to my ISP more than once to get a good connection? Am I the only one who appears to have packet loss - more than usual?

Anyway, my original post concerned Carolyn, above.

There is no mention of any golden throne or golden scepter that God uses in heaven - anywhere in the bible. Also there is absolutely no golden streets or any other kind of streets in heaven mentioned anywhere in the bible.

Would be wise to consult your bible, as even most preachers have no idea what is in them.

-- Electman (, January 17, 2000.

Here is an excellent article from Forbes magazine regarding stocks, taxes, inflation and gold over the last 200 years. This post got tangled up with Electman's earlier post.

-- Flierdude (
nospam@spam.spam), January 17, 2000.

' single quote problem Stocks versus taxes and inflation

-- Possible Impact (, January 17, 2000.

Hate to burst your psycho-dogmatic bubble, but gold is only worth what a consumer society demands of it.

Remember that concentration camp victims traded gold for bread.

Besides, gold is an environmental and social nightmare. Poor people round the world mine it using arsenic that pollutes our pretty planet for rich white women to showoff at Lost Wages dog and pony shows.

Get a life!

-- Runnin scared of guns (, January 17, 2000.

Dear Electman- I looked it up. Revelation 8. OK, it's a golden censer,(vessel for burning incense) and a golden altar in front of the throne. I should have checked for accuracy. As far as the streets go, look at Rev 21:21 " the great street of the city was of pure gold...". References to pure gold are all throughout the bible, as the greatest thing of earthly value that God's word is more precious than ( Psm 19:16) and our faith is worth more than ( 1 Peter 1:7). You can have the pyramid with the all seeing eyeball of whoever that idol was folating on top; I'll take gold!

-- carolyn (, January 17, 2000.

running scared-

You have a short sighthed view of gold. If gold is such a wishy washy means of money, then why was it the choice for thousands of years?

It is because it is scarce, and it cannot be created(unlike fiat money).

The US$ is only the choice of money now. If you think that the US$ will always be the preferred store of wealth in the world, then you probably think that the sun revolves around the earth, not the other way around.

-- J (, January 17, 2000.

I respectfully beg to differ on the subject of golden streets mentioned in the Bible. Rev 21:21,talks of streets of gold in the New Jerusalem( "the new Heaven") No golden scepter....your right on that item. However, it does mention a scepter of righteousness in the kingdom.(Heb 1:8)This is alot better scepter than one of gold and one that is so lacking in our society. Best Regards, Dshad

-- Dick Shad (, January 17, 2000.


heheh, seems that my translation rendered street "broadways"..... I guess two out of three aint to bad!


-- Electman (, January 17, 2000.

THere ARE environmental costs associated with mining GOLD,

But remember there are OTHER environmental costs associatewd with FIAT money as well. But for the crushing fiat debt of the third world, they might well decided their natural resources were worth MUCH more as is than to be extracted for the benefit of the first world and their bank

-- hunchback (, January 17, 2000.

Running Scared:

You are sadly misinformed. No one 'mines gold with arsenic.'

At least get your facts straight before you inject your mindless opinions

-- Pinkrock (, January 18, 2000.


I quote the Encyclopodia Britannica - " Most commercial arsenic is recovered as a by-product of the smelting of copper, lead, cobalt, and gold ores"

Arsenic, long buried in the earth's substrate, is released into the environment during the mining of gold.

I will repeat myself, gold is bad for the environment. Gold is for dimwitted, rich, middle-aged, bored, white women.

runnin scared of guns

-- Runnin scared of guns (, January 18, 2000.

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