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08-10-2022 , 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by washoe
I did some research into diamonds, not a lot but know now that they are not as rare as you might think. it's a scam kinda, and they call it the greatest marketing ever by de beers. its published in the biggest marketing magazine. nobody ever knew about diamonds and then it became a must have to marry or engage.

we are getting scammed left and right.

gold must be a very safe way to invest though.
They control the supply pretty well.
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08-10-2022 , 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by washoe
that's what everybody tells you.

Africa is rich actually.
Africa is mineral rich but geographically challenged.
Very few year round navigable rivers from the interior to the coast. Even though it is a massive continent, it has less KM of coastline then north America I believe which means a lack of natural deep water ports. So it's pretty hard to get its riches out for export.
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08-10-2022 , 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by 5 south
They control the supply pretty well.
they do.

thats why they got fined 150-300M recently for market manipulation, I think which is nothing in comparison for that they make.
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08-10-2022 , 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by washoe
they do.



thats why they got fined 150-300M recently for market manipulation, I think which is nothing in comparison for that they make.
300m probably is barely their hooker budget.
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08-10-2022 , 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by 5 south
Africa is mineral rich but geographically challenged.
Very few year round navigable rivers from the interior to the coast. Even though it is a massive continent, it has less KM of coastline then north America I believe which means a lack of natural deep water ports. So it's pretty hard to get its riches out for export.
that didn't stop the colonialist from exporting stuff from the south and that was centuries ago.

in the north you have Egypt, best located for international trade. that's why they were a super power once. egypts location is perfect.

I don't believe it is so hard to export as they tell you. ships can dock from all sides since it is surrounded by ocean.

yeah it is more dry since most of it lies south of the equator but it's manageable as most corps manage to export stuff. yes it's more challenging than exporting stuff from the north but all manageable, especially nowadays with all the advanced technology imo.

the problem must be something else.


but yeah you're right somewhat that the locals have no way without help and with constant war going on. they actually don't get what they need. they get the opposite from the west which is exploitation. we view it as a goldmine to take from. that has to be forbidden.

Last edited by washoe; 08-10-2022 at 07:13 AM.
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08-10-2022 , 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by 5 south
300m probably is barely their hooker budget.
yeah lol. they should have hit them with a fine as they did purdue. but then no more diamonds and bribes incoming. they must have good connections.
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08-10-2022 , 07:03 AM
"South Africa's De Beers the Most Unethical Corporation in the World"


https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/lib...the-world-1190


you see? it's the world most terrible company and they managed that you crave diamonds engaging etc. well the girls do and then make the guys buy it.


it was 300M in 2004

"In 2004, De Beers pled guilty and paid a US$10 million fine to the United States Department of Justice to settle a 1994 charge that De Beers had colluded with General Electric to fix the price of industrial diamonds.[104][105] In 2008, De Beers agreed to pay US$295 million class-action settlement after accusations of price fixing.[106] The company appealed the decision but ended up paying the settlement in 2013.["

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Beers

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08-10-2022 , 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by tame_deuces
There are very few major gold finds these days. The industry has largely been based on improving extraction techniques and taking more out of the existing operations, or prices increasing to such a degree that previously unprofitable finds become profitable.

I think it should be a bigger story that someone suddenly found more gold than there currently is in known circulation? I found a Reuters article that cited the Ugandan claim, so the part where they claim to have found the deposits seems to check out.
I dunno. Maybe some small issues with mining but ....

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Lying in the depths of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is an orbiting asteroid by the name of 16 Psyche. 16 Psyche is roughly 226km in diameter and, unlike several other discovered asteroids, is thought to be composed entirely of metals, as opposed to rocks and ice. Scientists believe 16 Psyche is part of the core of an early planet and has enough iron and nickel to meet our demand for the metals for millions of years. More excitingly, 16 Psyche is thought to have abundant stores of precious metalsóits solid gold core is estimated to be worth $700 quintillion dollars. its solid metallic core comprises vast amounts of gold and precious metals like platinum in addition to iron and nickel. NASA will be sending a spacecraft to the 16 Psyche asteroid in 2022 to spend about 21 months mapping its surface and studying its properties.
https://www.mygoldguide.in/future-ex...al-gold-mining
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08-10-2022 , 09:36 AM
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Looks like somebody is in desperate need of some democracy.
It is sad that is, in no way, hyperbole.

If this find proves to be true, it could forebode decades more instability based on Corporate interests using various gov'ts to try and control or disrupt this making its way to market based on who the winners and losers are.

We saw how Corporate interests have pervaded and taken over Gov't at all levels including the UN when, in a story i cited prior, the WTO forced Samoa to not block the purchase of a considered US food waste product (Turkey butts) as this had become a very lucrative sales market for US big farms who otherwise could not sell this product due to the poor health outcomes it was associated.

The sovereignty of this country and its ability to participate in global markets was put at knife point of 'allow the Turkey butts or be excluded'.

Not surprising then that a commodity like Gold has seen corporate interests use gov't and other forces to overthrow gov'ts.
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08-10-2022 , 10:32 AM
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It is sad that is, in no way, hyperbole.



If this find proves to be true, it could forebode decades more instability based on Corporate interests using various gov'ts to try and control or disrupt this making its way to market based on who the winners and losers are.



We saw how Corporate interests have pervaded and taken over Gov't at all levels including the UN when, in a story i cited prior, the WTO forced Samoa to not block the purchase of a considered US food waste product (Turkey butts) as this had become a very lucrative sales market for US big farms who otherwise could not sell this product due to the poor health outcomes it was associated.



The sovereignty of this country and its ability to participate in global markets was put at knife point of 'allow the Turkey butts or be excluded'.



Not surprising then that a commodity like Gold has seen corporate interests use gov't and other forces to overthrow gov'ts.
Well hopefully just a bad joke. Uganda is like the safest place in Africa. Really a nice country.
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08-11-2022 , 02:30 PM
Ohio State Police: 'Active standoff’ underway with armed suspect who tried to break into FBI headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.

https://www.fox19.com/2022/08/11/act...nati-osp-says/
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08-12-2022 , 12:12 PM
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New York State Police issue statement on Rushdie

New York state police also have issued a statement in regards to the attack on Rushdie, writing:

On August 12, 2022, at about 11 a.m., a male suspect ran up onto the stage and attacked Rushdie and an interviewer. Rushdie suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck, and was transported by helicopter to an area hospital. His condition is not yet known.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...latest-updates
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08-12-2022 , 07:35 PM
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08-13-2022 , 11:22 PM
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Those cops are lucky he didn't go into beast mode.
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08-14-2022 , 07:44 AM


according to sources I heard she had cocaine and fentanyl in the system. so again fentanyl. very sad that this happened.
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08-14-2022 , 02:40 PM
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The news is better than it might have been.
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08-14-2022 , 11:11 PM
Seems like lots of shitty news lately.
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Yesterday , 01:11 PM
I can't imagine we are that far from seeing fields of operation flooded with these and other AI driven robots.





First practical application is providing AI driven security to off limit premises. A few of these, armed or not, watching a perimeter for infiltration (could even be a Border) and then engaging with the individual either thru AI or by connecting to a Human who can see and speak thru it, once summoned.

Second is using them like drones for armed conflict in foreign war zones. Small armies of these supported by aerial drones and all armed could really change certain war theatres like afghanistan, at least in the more accessible, less mountain areas of the country.

For the military it is win/win. They can kill endless 'enemies' while not costing any US lives. And the destruction of the robot means a re-order, which the military complex loves.
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Yesterday , 01:19 PM
Real soon. And far worse is coming

and lots of good stuff as well
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