Monday, December 14, 2009

Double Think on Disease-

From my good friend Darol Dickinson, on "food safety", and the like....

"Our federal protectors worry about our food safety, ID tracing, inspections, and enforcements. However, interestingly enough, over 20 million large game animals will be bullet riddled this year, field dressed, some packed horseback many miles, some slid on the ground by hand, through water, mud, dust and dirt. None will have ID tracing. Some will be hauled by boat, truck, or plane. Consumable venison will be transported in hot air, rain, snow, dust, and heavy carbon emissions. This food product will be cut and stored by amateurs, paid processors and consumed by families and around camp fires. Not one case of E.coli, food poisoning or major sickness will be reported or considered.

Yet, professional USDA inspected meat product is sickening thousands of people. Can it be the result of vast billions the governments receive from hunting licenses? And almost equal, confiscations and enforcements from laws broken during hunting?

Numerous diseases of concern are rampant in wild game herds. However, these diseases do NOT cause human health issues of any concern to the feds. Hunting season goes on. Do our governments have numerous different standards?"

Now we really don't want to give them any ideas, but sheesh, if they would even try to control brucellosis in the elk, deer and bison hers in the Yellowstone area, we could feel a little more magnanimous towards them...maybe.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

And Now, for my next guest---Richard Boyden!

I encourage you to go to the original article house at Black Hills Portal, and click through links if you haven't already read them. The gentleman who authored the following article,Richard Boyden,(this article is a masterpiece indictment of the bureaucratic foolishness surrounding raw milk) will be my guest on this week's Truth Farmer radio show at He is an absolute wealth of information! I am very much looking forward to the show.

For those who might wish to know, I am supposed to be on Derry Brownfield on Thursday. The show is going to be on the smoke and mirrors NAIS implementation...and who knows what else!

Please read, this will be good for your health!

Headline News

South Dakota Raw Milk Producers vs Big Government

State of South Dakota Initiates "Pogrom" Of Economic Genocide Against Small Farm Raw Milk Producers

By Richard Boyden

Small farm raw milk producers are being targeted by the state of South Dakota for criminal prosecution, incarceration, and destruction of their businesses if they do not cease to produce and market raw milk according to the “new rule” proposals being presented for implementation by the Dairy Division of the State of South Dakota. What is shared below is a short overview the oppressive format the state of South Dakota is preparing for small farm raw milk producers.

I decided to write this commentary after the deadline set by the State of South Dakota was past for receiving letters of support for raw milk small farm producers who are being targeted with “rule changes” and “laws” that are formulated to put them out of business. Why? For three reasons.

One. When the "raw milk" hearing was held in Pierre on November 17, there was only a ten day window given to file complaints and 10 days is not enough time for the supporters of raw milk, the small farm producers of, and those who chose to drink raw milk to even begin to get the word out state wide let alone nation wide. Not only that, the timing of the hearing was deliberately set to fall on the Thanksgiving Holiday week so as to make it extremely difficult for support to garnered.

Two. I wanted the rest of America and the world to know exactly what the hidden agenda of the State of South Dakota really is, and what it is proposing to do to raw milk producers and how this will affect those citizens who prefer raw milk over pasteurized.

Three. To expose who is really behind this criminal pogrom and how it affects our constitutional rights as American citizens.
I call this proposed new law targeting raw milk producers a pogrom. If you are familiar with the history of Stalinist Russia, then you will see parallels found in this definition with what the Agricultural Department of the state of South Dakota is proposing to do to small farm producers of raw milk in the name of “health and safety”.
Here is the Wikipedia definition POGROM.
"A pogrom is a form of riot directed against a particular group, whether ethnic, religious, or other, and characterized by killings and destruction of their homes, businesses, and religious centers. The term was originally used to denote extensive violence against Jews – either spontaneous or premeditated – but in English it is also applied to similar incidents against other minority groups."
What South Dakota raw milk producers are being faced with is a premeditated "politically orchestrated controlled riot" in the form of "national socialism” minus overt killings. This incognito form of genocide uses federal federal legislation as a template and was put in place by "fraudulent representatives of the people" who at the federal level, were lobbied by conglomerate pasteurized milk producers and suppliers of ingredients used in the production of pasteurized milk (such as Dean Foods, Monsanto, and Elanco) to buy their votes This allowed for the producers of inferior unhealthy pasteurized milk to monopolize the market and eliminate competition. The end result of the implementation of the new rules proposal or pogrom, will be literal destruction of their businessesof raw milk producers.
Not only that, the historically and scientifically proven health benefits of raw milk as a nutritional source for those choosing to consume raw milk over pasteurized, will also be the victim of this pogrom. If all the toxic, unhealthy, artificial-synthetic growth hormones, and the anti-biotic contaminates (see links below) were included in the definition of whether pasteurized milk was healthy or not, then the milk producers of would and should be “shut down” period. Disease causing ailments resulting from consumption of pasteurized milk and products made from, have been documented to far surpass any record of illness connected to consumption of raw milk or the products of both past or present.
The Dairy Division of the state of South Dakota knows full well (as do large corporate pasteurized milk producers) that raw milk producers are unable to economically abide by the demagogish, ill-legal, and un-constitutional legislation it is promoting. The vast majority of raw milk producers have neither the monies or resources to abide by the pogrom rules being proposed.

So now South Dakota is threatening raw milk producers using the new proposed new rules. Once the "new rules" become "law, the state of South Dakota will be able to have raw milk producers charged with breaking this prejudicial law that has no scientific credibility, criminalized, fined, property confiscated, and thrown in jail. Subsequently, they will lose their homes, their businesses will be destroyed and then they will have the added challange of worrying about how they will be able to feed and take care of their families.
You think not? Then read what happened to a Mennonite Raw Milk farmer in the state of Pennsylvania. Say pogrom and click here. Below are other links documenting the same in other states.
This is same political template and therefore, the premeditated pogrom goal of the State of South Dakota as it "goosesteps" behind the (funded by the pasteurized milk conglomerates) federal legislation which is now being implemented at state level and at the expense and loss of it's own state sovereignty if this attack against raw milk producers is fully implemented as proposed.
To display overt ignorance (or feigning the same) if not outright authoritarion arrogance on the part of the state of South Dakota’s Agriculture dairy program. I want you to read the below quotes from the mouth of the administrator of, Darwin Kurtenbach. Carefully note that what he alleges and how he threatens raw milk producers in South Dakota. He basically threatens them and implies they are already "guilty" of breaking the law which is NOT yet law while not even mentioning any factual evidence to support his position in condemning raw milk producers.

During the Nov. 17th hearing in Pierre, the state of South Dakota chose to evade the subject of scientific documentation about the health risks of raw milk. In other words, Kurtenbach and company are the least concerned about the health and welfare of the citizens of South Dakota while they lie in bed with large pasteurized milk producers.
In his interview, Kurtenbach is “parroting” the standard jargon used by oponents of raw milk to divert attention from the truth about “pasteurized” milk while demonizing raw milk and the producers of with regurgitated political and economic slander that profiles raw milk producers as “law breakers” and producers of unhealthy milk.
What Kurtenbach and South Dakota’s Agriculture administration does not want, is for the citizens of the state to neither have the right to produce a healthier milk then pasteurized for it’s citizens or the citizens to have the source for as well as the “FREEDOM” to chose on their own whether or not they want to drink raw milk.
Kurtenbach said the following:

"all of the rule changes are proposed because of public health concerns.
...basically, humans can carry a lot of diseases.
…there have been some cases of human illness linked to people drinking raw milk.
…about 15 years ago, there were reports of people getting sick from cheese made from raw milk.
…we know it’s going on. Raw milk is very dangerous,
…people raised on farms 50 years ago drank raw milk with little ill effects and got used to exposure to the bacteria.
…It’s a different world now…people want to go back to the old days…it’s not going to happen.
…There are a lot of serious health issues you can get from raw milk.”
So in order to “bypass” the whole issue of raw vs. pasteurized, the State of South Dakota has put in place the standard pogrom being used by and successfully put in place by other states in the United States in the form of the following rules to become law.
Read the State of SD Proposed Law pertaining to the sales of Raw Milk by small independent Raw Milk Producers. Click here to view.
Here is the response of small farm raw milk producers represented by Lila Streff, a raw milk producer who has a small family farm in Custer South Dakota where she raises goats who produce raw milk for human consumption. She and her customers and friends are appalled at what is happening but not totally surprised.

These are the key issues they oppose and why:
1). (12:05:07:15) --- Bottling Machine –Hand-Capping is Prohibited. The Proposed Law of an expensive bottling machine poses an economical barrier to the small farmer. There is no scientific proof that this is more sanitary than hand bottling. Washington State has proven this and omitted it in their statute. (It is good to quote this).
I have documented information on the prices of the Bottling Machine: $8,950 ; Bottles : (min purchase) 1 Pallet (1,344) of Quart (square) bottles @ $1,102 per pallet; and 1 Pallet (792) of Half Gallon bottles @ $1,188 per pallet; Caps : (4000 x $51.77 per thous.) = $207.08. Plus shipping and taxes on these.
2). (12:05:07:15) ---Barn Construction Requirements. An economical barrier is posed to the small farmer to construct a facility to meet all of their criteria just to sell a small quantity of milk. It is prejudicial to treat all farmers like a big dairy.
3). 12:05:07:17---The Proposed testing for coliform levels of 10 per mil. is too low. It practically comes out of the animal at that level. Other states require between 50 and 750 per mil. (Idaho and Connecticut - 50 per mil. are good examples to quote). SD is making it so low that it can't be passed -therefore we really won't be able to sell the Raw Milk.
4). 12:05:07:20--- Proposed Customer List---It is intrusive to the customer’s privacy to have to submit your personal information to a government list. They could call you and harass you! It is none of their business what you consume (what type of milk you drink and where you purchase it). This is a breach of privacy.
5). 12:05:07:22 ---TB and Brucellosis Tests --- Proposed Law is to do this twice/year. Once/year is adequate. To do the test the animal is injected with a serum. If you test more than once/year, the animal's body will think it has the diseases and throw a FALSE POSITIVE . These tests are expensive, and again an economic barrier to the farmer. They are also unhealthy for the animal.
6) 12:05:07:12 --- Permit to sell Raw milk ---The issue of freedom to choose would probably pertain to this proposal of having to hold a permit to sell. To get this permit, of course, you have to follow all of the other new proposed laws. However, If we don't have to have a permit, then the other laws do not pertain.
The consumer should be able to choose for themselves the most sanitary place to purchase upon visiting different farms that offer Raw Milk. This should not be a government controlled issue. This law directly affects the producer and the consumer.
Click here to read what Lila Streff shared in her interview in the Rapid City Journal.
Now to address and point out information the Dairy Division of the Department of Agriculture of the state of South Dakota does NOT want it’s citizens and you who are reading this to know.

The below information contained in the below links direct you to information and articles about raw milk vs. pasteurized, cases of pasteurized milk contamination, raw milk banned in the United States, raw milk producers jailed and property confiscated in the United States complements of the pogroms of the states of Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania as well as in Canada.

You will see without any doubt, this is the path that South Dakota is duplicating. Raw milk producers in Canada are experiencing the same. One in particular who did his homework and has suffered unjustly because he chose not to capitulate to Canada’s agenda that has targeted small farm raw milk producers there.

Raw Milk Myths: Are We Prisoners of Pasteurization?

Real milk or not real milk?

Real Milk and Pasteurized Homogenized Milk Compared

Report in Favor of Raw Milk
Expert Report and Recommendations

Supplemental Report In Favor of Raw Milk

Growth hormone rbST safe and green, claims study
“Milk from cows given the growth hormone recombinant bovine somatropin (rbST) poses no human health threat and is identical to other milk, a review sponsored by hormone producer Elanco has said.”

Outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes Infections Associated with
Pasteurized Milk from a Local Dairy - Massachusetts, 2007

Listeria Blog – 95 percent of sources cited were NOT from raw milk and when raw milk was cited, it was a report citing the “danger of raw milk or products of” rather then actual cases of human sickness from Listeria iin a raw milk product.

Massive Outbreak of Antimicrobial-Resistant Salmonellosis Traced to Pasturized Milk
Two waves of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella typhimurium infections in
Illinois totaling over 16000 culture-confirmed cases were traced to two brands
of pasteurized 2% milk produced by a single dairy plant. Salmonellosis was
associated with taking antimicrobials before onset of illness.
Two surveys to determine the number of persons who were actually affected yielded estimates of 168791 and 197581 persons, making this the largest outbreak of Salmonellosis ever identified in the United States.
The epidemic strain was easily identified because it had a rare antimicrobial resistance pattern and a highly unusual plasmid profile; study of stored isolates showed it had caused clusters of salmonellosis during the previous ten months that may have been related to the same plant, suggesting that the strain had persisted in the plant and
repeatedly contaminated milk after pasteurization.
(JAMA 1987;258:3269-3274)

PASTEURIZATION: Pulling the Plug on Scientific Fallacies Undergirding Our Industrial Food and Drug Culture

The pharmaceutical industry toasts to your ill health

Is rBGH is safe for cows and humans?

Raw Milk and the Michael Schmidt Case

Sneak Attack? Raw Milk Advocates Fear FDA Could Use Food Safety Bill to Require Pasteurization; Farming's Future

Michigan Department of Agriculture's harassment of Richard Hebron and the seizure of the raw milk products that he was delivering

No More Raw Milk In Ohio

Raw Milk – Attack and Counter Attack

Cracking Down Officials Order Farm To Stop Selling Raw Milk

Wisconsin: A state under seige by its own government

SDDA Proposes Rules to Create Defacto Ban on Raw Milk Sales in South Dakota

Here is the legislative policy adopted by the state of Missouri and passed on behalf of raw milk producers. Maybe the representatives of the legislature of South Dakota might look at this as an American model of fairness for small farm raw milk producers.
Consumers and Farmers Association (MOICFA), a Missouri based organization, waged a strong and successful campaign in favor of Raw Milk through passage of HB 1901. And yes, the Founding Fathers and Bill of Rights are part of their lobbying effort.
Issue: Free sale of raw milk in the state of Missouri

Economically: Allowing free sale of raw milk supports small family farms and the local economy - providing property tax funds that benefit the local community, public schools, county government, sheriff's departments, and emergency services.

Socially: Pick up and delivery of raw milk causes gathering of like-minded individuals with the same approach toward life
Environmentally: Raw milk is responsible, local agriculture that reduces our carbon imprint on our planet.

Safety: Raw milk farmed and consumed by conscientious individuals poses no more of a threat to consumers than does pasteurized milk or raw chicken sold in stores.

Healthy: Raw milk supports preventative healthcare, reducing the burden on the state by contributing to reduced allergies, obesity, asthma, stomach ailments, etc.

Dietary: Raw milk is the only ingredient suitable for certain dishes, nutritional drinks, and delectable treats.

Scientifically: Raw milk is full of nutrients, and has immune and health-promoting effects that are destroyed during pasteurization. Babies do not thrive well on pasteurized milk.

Constitutionally: Raw milk gives the people a reason to peaceably assemble, which is protected by the 1st Amendment.

The 14th Amendment, Section 1 states, "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

I would like everyone to send both letters and emails to the principles representing the State of South Dakota in both the legislature and in the Dairy and Agricultural divisions. I am asking you to do this knowing the 10 day deadline is passed so that they have the choice of either dismissing your support for the raw milk producers or allowing for further support to be taken into consideration. I call this a moral and ethical “litmus test” for the them personally as well as for the government representatives of the people of the state of South Dakota.

Otherwise, as it already has been surmised that by intentionally setting a 10 day window DURING THE HOLIDAYS and limit for raw milk producers to gather support against the proposed rules, the State of South Dakota’s Agricultural Department knew full well that they would be able to justify making the rule changes a proposed “law” because of the limited response given the 10 day window and this was a part of a greater premeditated plan intended to accomplish one thing, to destroy the pasteurized dairy conglomerates competition and thus the businesses of raw milk producers while “we the people” are secondary victims of a un-constitutional attack on us that deprives us of our freedom to chose for ourselves that which is healthy for us or not.

It should be noted that raw milk producers were warned that this planning schedule would intentionally be set by elements in the Dairy division around the holidays. The families of raw milk producers, supporters and consumers of, had to scramble to get everyone to send their letters by Tuesday the 17th that week to get them there by Friday the 27th because of the Thanksgiving holiday in between.

So what does the Dairy Division of State of South Dakota do in their benevolent spirit of understanding and respect during the Holy Days Season? They schedule the next hearing before the Rules Review committee first on Dec.15 but they later move it to Dec. 21, the Monday before Christmas!

This is not only disrespectful but EVIL and yet tax dollars of the citizens of South Dakota pay the wages of such insensitive individuals who have no conscience or do they care about the affect this will have on the families and children of small farm milk producers in South Dakota. I call it premeditated HATE on their part!

Also, the State of South Dakota has a 75 day window to the new rules proposal passed and if that fails, they get to resubmit it and it won't be addressed again until April. They are in a rush. Rumors are when the next hearing debate takes place with 6 people on the Rules Review, the State of South Dakota already has stacked the deck with a vice chair who is an RN who spoke out animatedly against raw milk on a local radio channel.

This “new rules” proposal of the state of South Dakota exposes their pogrom agenda. I believe it is to allow for the 4th Reich of the Rich food conglomerates and their authoritarian socialist mandates which are endorsed and pimped by the FDA through the Dairy Division of the State of South Dakota, to continue to give them more control over our food, health, and freedoms as a state, nation, and people. Some folks call this the New World Order. I call it pure evil authored and inspired direct from the throne of hell itself and which the State of South Dakota appears to be a willing partner of.

State of South Dakota Dairy Division Contact Information:

Keven Fridley, Division Director of Agricultural Services for Dairy: Email:

Darwin Kurtenbach. Administrator for the South Dakota State Department of Agriculture dairy program - 523 East Capitol, Foss Building. Pierre, SD 57501-3182. (605) 773-3724. (605) 773-3481.His email address:

William Even. Secretary of Agriculture for the State of South Dakota
Email address:

Written correspondence can be sent to:
South Dakota Department of Agriculture
Division of Agriculture Services
Dairy & Egg Office
523 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501

Here is contact information for Lila Streff:
Streff Ridge Farm and Goat Dairy
12376 Beaver Den Dr
Custer, SD 57730

For those of you who do in fact send a communication to the above representatives of the State of South Dakota, I would ask of you two things. Be respectful and let Lila and myself know if in fact you do respond. Thank you.

Richard Boyden

Founder and President of Operation Morning Star - a 501 c3 not for profit charity, Writer and Investigative Journalist, Counselor/Minister in the area of Suicide among Native American Youth, Radio Talk Show Host, Former Marine, and former instructor at Haskell Indian Nations University,

Good as Gold-- or not

As I am quite fond of saying, if you don't have enough baking powder, bullets and beans, you really shouldn't be investing in gold.....Now it comes to light that even the gold is part of the delusion or "image of normalcy" that is so essential to keep us peasants in our proper position. There were a few articles out on this in the past several weeks, but this one has a good amount of detail, and I thought it quite worth sharing. Definitely more false weights and measures.

Fake gold bars! What's next?

It's one thing to counterfeit a twenty or hundred dollar bill. The amount of financial damage is usually limited to a specific region and only affects dozens of people and thousands of dollars. Secret Service agents quickly notify the banks on how to recognize these phony bills and retail outlets usually have procedures in place (such as special pens to test the paper) to stop their proliferation.

But what about gold? This is the most sacred of all commodities because it is thought to be the most trusted, reliable and valuable means of saving wealth.

A recent discovery -- in October of 2009 -- has been suppressed by the main stream media but has been circulating among the "big money" brokers and financial kingpins and is just now being revealed to the public. It involves the gold in Fort Knox -- the US Treasury gold -- that is the equity of our national wealth. In short, millions (with an "m") of gold bars are fake!

Who did this? Apparently our own government.


In October of 2009 the Chinese received a shipment of gold bars. Gold is regularly exchanges between countries to pay debts and to settle the so-called balance of trade. Most gold is exchanged and stored in vaults under the supervision of a special organization based in London, the London Bullion Market Association (or LBMA). When the shipment was received, the Chinese government asked that special tests be performed to guarantee the purity and weight of the gold bars. In this test, four small holed are drilled into the gold bars and the metal is then analyzed.

Officials were shocked to learn that the bars were fake. They contained cores of tungsten with only a outer coating of real gold. What's more, these gold bars, containing serial numbers for tracking, originated in the US and had been stored in Fort Knox for years. There were reportedly between 5,600 to 5,700 bars, weighing 400 oz. each, in the shipment!

At first many gold experts assumed the fake gold originated in China, the world's best knock-off producers. The Chinese were quick to investigate and issued a statement that implicated the US in the scheme.

What the Chinese uncovered:

Roughly 15 years ago -- during the Clinton Administration [think Robert Rubin, Sir Alan Greenspan and Lawrence Summers] -- between 1.3 and 1.5 million 400 oz tungsten blanks were allegedly manufactured by a very high-end, sophisticated refiner in the USA [more than 16 Thousand metric tonnes]. Subsequently, 640,000 of these tungsten blanks received their gold plating and WERE shipped to Ft. Knox and remain there to this day.

According to the Chinese investigation, the balance of this 1.3 million to 1.5 million 400 oz tungsten cache was also gold plated and then allegedly "sold" into the international market. Apparently, the global market is literally "stuffed full of 400 oz salted bars". Perhaps as much as 600-billion dollars worth.

An obscure news item originally published in the N.Y. Post [written by Jennifer Anderson] in late Jan. 04 perhaps makes sense now.

DA investigating NYMEX executive

Manhattan, New York, --Feb. 2, 2004. A top executive at the New York Mercantile Exchange is being investigated by the Manhattan district attorney. Sources close to the exchange said that Stuart Smith, senior vice president of operations at the exchange, was served with a search warrant by the district attorney's office last week. Details of the investigation have not been disclosed, but a NYMEX spokeswoman said it was unrelated to any of the exchange's markets. She declined to comment further other than to say that charges had not been brought. A spokeswoman for the Manhattan district attorney's office also declined comment."

The offices of the Senior Vice President of Operations -- NYMEX -- is exactly where you would go to find the records [serial number and smelter of origin] for EVERY GOLD BAR ever PHYSICALLY settled on the exchange. They are required to keep these records. These precise records would show the lineage of all the physical gold settled on the exchange and hence "prove" that the amount of gold in question could not have possibly come from the U.S. mining operations -- because the amounts in question coming from U.S. smelters would undoubtedly be vastly bigger than domestic mine production.

No one knows whatever happened to Stuart Smith. After his offices were raided he took "administrative leave" from the NYMEX and he has never been heard from since. Amazingly, there never was any follow up on in the media on the original story as well as ZERO developments ever stemming from D.A. MorgenthauĆ¢€™s office who executed the search warrant.

Are we to believe that NYMEX offices were raided, the Sr. V.P. of operations then takes leave -- all for nothing?

The revelations of fake gold bars also explains another highly unusual story that also happened in 2004:

LONDON, April 14, 2004 (Reuters) -- NM Rothschild & Sons Ltd., the London-based unit of investment bank Rothschild [ROT.UL], will withdraw from trading commodities, including gold, in London as it reviews its operations, it said on Wednesday.

Interestingly, GATA's Bill Murphy speculated about this back in 2004;

"Why is Rothschild leaving the gold business at this time my colleagues and I conjectured today? Just a guess on my part, but [I] suspect something is amiss. They know a big scandal is coming and they don't want to be a part of it... [The] Rothschild wants out before the proverbial "S" hits the fan." -- BILL MURPHY, LEMETROPOLE, 4-18-2004

What is the GATA?

The Gold Antitrust Action Committee (GATA) is an organisation which has been nipping at the heels of the US Treasury Federal Reserve for several years now. The basis of GATA's accusations is that these institutions, in coordination with other complicit central banks and the large gold-trading investment banks in the US, have been manipulating the price of gold for decades.

What is the GLD?

GLD is a short form for Good London Delivery. The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) has defined "good delivery" as a delivery from an entity which is listed on their delivery list or meets the standards for said list and whose bars have passed testing requirements established by the associatin and updated from time to time. The bars have to be pure for AU in an area of 995.0 to 999.9 per 1000. Weight, Shape, Appearance, Marks and Weight Stamps are regulated as follows:

Weight: minimum 350 fine ounces AU; maximum 430 fine ounces AU, gross weight of a bar is expressed in troy ounces, in multiples of 0.025, rounded down to the nearest 0.025 of an troy ounce.

Dimensions: the recommended dimensions for a Good Delivery gold bar are: Top Surface: 255 x 81 mm; Bottom Surface: 236 x 57 mm; Thickness: 37 mm.

Fineness: the minimum 995.0 parts per thousand fine gold. Marks: Serial number; Assay stamp of refiner; Fineness (to four significant figures); Year of manufacture (expressed in four digits).

After reviewing their prospectus yet again, it becomes pretty clear that GLD was established to purposefully deflect investment dollars away from legitimate gold pursuits and to create a stealth, cesspool / catch-all, slush-fund and a likely destination for many of these fake tungsten bars where they would never see the light of day -- hidden behind the following legalese "shield" from the law:

[Excerpt from the GLD prospectus on page 11]

"Gold bars allocated to the Trust in connection with the creation of a Basket may not meet the London Good Delivery Standards and, if a Basket is issued against such gold, the Trust may suffer a loss. Neither the Trustee nor the Custodian independently confirms the fineness of the gold bars allocated to the Trust in connection with the creation of a Basket. The gold bars allocated to the Trust by the Custodian may be different from the reported fineness or weight required by the LBMAĆ¢€™s standards for gold bars delivered in settlement of a gold trade, or the London Good Delivery Standards, the standards required by the Trust. If the Trustee nevertheless issues a Basket against such gold, and if the Custodian fails to satisfy its obligation to credit the Trust the amount of any deficiency, the Trust may suffer a loss."

The Federal Reserve knows but is apparently part of the scheme

Earlier this year GATA filed a second Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Federal Reserve System for documents from 1990 to date having to do with gold swaps, gold swapped, or proposed gold swaps.

On Aug. 5, The Federal Reserve responded to this FOIA request by adding two more documents to those disclosed to GATA in April 2008 from the earlier FOIA request. These documents totaled 173 pages, many parts of which were redacted (blacked out). The Fed's response also noted that there were 137 pages of documents not disclosed that were alleged to be exempt from disclosure.

GATA appealed this determination on Aug. 20. The appeal asked for more information to substantiate the legitimacy of the claimed exemptions from disclosure and an explanation on why some documents, such as one posted on the Federal Reserve Web site that discusses gold swaps, were not included in the Aug. 5 document release.

In a Sept. 17, 2009, letter on Federal Reserve System letterhead, Federal Reserve governor Kevin M. Warsh completely denied GATA's appeal. The entire text of this letter can be examined at

The first paragraph on the third page is the most revealing.

"In connection with your appeal, I have confirmed that the information withheld under exemption 4 consists of confidential commercial or financial information relating to the operations of the Federal Reserve Banks that was obtained within the meaning of exemption 4. This includes information relating to swap arrangements with foreign banks on behalf of the Federal Reserve System and is not the type of information that is customarily disclosed to the public. This information was properly withheld from you."

The above statement is an admission that the Federal Reserve has been involved with the fake gold bar swaps and that it refuses to disclose any information about its activities!

Why use tungsten?

If you are going to print fake money you need to have the special paper, otherwise the bills don't feel right and can be easily detected by special pens that most merchants and banks use. Likewise, if you are going to fake gold bars you had better be sure they have the same weight and properties of real gold.

In early 2008 millions of dollars in gold at the central bank of Ethiopia turned out to be fake. What were supposed to be bars of solid gold turned out to be nothing more than gold-plated steel. They tried to sell the stuff to South Africa and it was sent back when the South Africans noticed this little problem.

The problem with making good-quality fake gold is that gold is remarkably dense. It's almost twice the density of lead, and two-and-a-half times more dense than steel. You don't usually notice this because small gold rings and the like don't weigh enough to make it obvious, but if you've ever held a larger bar of gold, it's absolutely unmistakable: The stuff is very, very heavy.

The standard gold bar for bank-to-bank trade, known as a "London good delivery bar" weighs 400 troy ounces (over thirty-three pounds), yet is no bigger than a paperback novel. A bar of steel the same size would weigh only thirteen and a half pounds.

According to gold expert, Theo Gray, the problem is that there are very few metals that are as dense as gold, and with only two exceptions they all cost as much or more than gold.

The first exception is depleted uranium, which is cheap if you're a government, but hard for individuals to get. It's also radioactive, which could be a bit of an issue.

The second exception is a real winner: tungsten. Tungsten is vastly cheaper than gold (maybe $30 dollars a pound compared to $12,000 a pound for gold right now). And remarkably, it has exactly the same density as gold, to three decimal places. The main differences are that it's the wrong color, and that it's much, much harder than gold. (Very pure gold is quite soft, you can dent it with a fingernail.)

A top-of-the-line fake gold bar should match the color, surface hardness, density, chemical, and nuclear properties of gold perfectly. To do this, you could could start with a tungsten slug about 1/8-inch smaller in each dimension than the gold bar you want, then cast a 1/16-inch layer of real pure gold all around it. This bar would feel right in the hand, it would have a dead ring when knocked as gold should, it would test right chemically, it would weigh *exactly* the right amount, and though I don't know this for sure, I think it would also pass an x-ray fluorescence scan, the 1/16" layer of pure gold being enough to stop the x-rays from reaching any tungsten. You'd pretty much have to drill it to find out it's fake.

Such a top-quality fake London good delivery bar would cost about $50,000 to produce because it's got a lot of real gold in it, but you'd still make a nice profit considering that a real one is worth closer to $400,000.

What's going to happen now?

Politicians like Ron Paul have been demanding that the Federal Reserve be more transparent and open up their records for public scrutiny. But the Fed has consistently refused, stating that these disclosures would undermine its operation. Yes, it certainly would!

UPDATE: Audit of Fed Reserve Amendment Passes!

In an unprecedented defeat for the Federal Reserve, an amendment to audit the multi-trillion dollar institution was approved by the House Finance Committee with an overwhelming and bipartisan 43-26 vote on Thursday afternoon despite harried last-minute lobbying from top Fed officials and the surprise opposition of Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who had previously been a supporter.

The measure, cosponsored by Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), authorizes the Government Accountability Office to conduct a wide-ranging audit of the Fed's opaque deals with foreign central banks and major U.S. financial institutions. The Fed has never had a real audit in its history and little is known of what it does with the trillions of dollars at its disposal.

The manufacture of fake gold bars goes back years and, because of this, it is not likely that the originator of this scheme will ever be revealed or brought to justice. Meanwhile the world is just beginning to learn that much of its national reserves of gold may be fake. If more testing reveals that this gold was guaranteed by Fort Knox and the US Treasury then perhaps they will demand an exchange for "real" gold -- wouldn't you?

This is all happening at a time when the US economy is at its lowest and most vulnerable. The effects could be devastating.

Some investors are already selling gold commodities before these facts are widely known. They are investing instead in silver -- the next best metal. This will undoubtedly drive silver prices up.

According to Jim Willie, 24 year market analyst and Ph.D in statistics, "The bust cometh, and it will be spectacular. The stories told in the press will be peculiar, since not told objectively. The headlines might be a comedy, with phony reports of foreign subterfuge, when the perpetrators are home grown."

This is yet another story in the decline of America and capitalism -- a decline based on greed, deception and fraud.
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Monday, December 7, 2009

--- NAIS is Contagious----

Interestingly enough, it's Pearl Harbor Day---and so it is for Cattle

©Doreen Hannes

Last week I heard from someone who works at several sale barns in the area that one was currently tagging all breeding cows with 840 NAIS tags if they did not have the metal brucellosis tag in their ears. As of January 1st, 2010, they would tag all breeding stock going through the chute with 840 tags regardless of metal bruce tags that were already in the cow's ear. The word was that this was 'some sale barns' and 'some veterinarians'.

I've spent several days trying to get information and documentation on this, and this morning, our Missouri State veterinarian, Dr. Taylor Woods, was kind enough to call me and explain what is happening in fair detail.

According to Dr. Woods, in March or April of 2009, he received a notice from the USDA stating that in two weeks all federal funding for Brucellosis was to be cut off. This was rather a shock to him and he called and went all the way up to Dr. John Clifford. Clifford told him he should have received a notice regarding this in December of 2008. Dr. Woods told him that this was the first he had heard of it, and went on to ascertain that the reason for failure of notification was because Missouri has been 5 years brucellosis free. Dr. Clifford stated that he would allow funding to continue for Missouri until December 31st, 2009. At that time, all blood testing for brucellosis would cease and all breeding cattle would be identified at the market by the market veterinarian with the 840 tag. The 840 tags are currently provided by the USDA free to the state of Missouri, and will supplant testing and the metal Brucellosis tags at market.

Also, Doctor Woods said that as far as he is aware, this is what is going to happen in every single state. Also, that only Texas and Missouri have been collecting blood and actually testing for Brucellosis. He said that these 840 tags are NOT NAIS tags. Also, notably, that he is rather irritated to see a successful program of Brucellosis eradication going away and relying instead upon a tag that will not detect the disease. It is confirmed via a myriad of sources that there will be no more pulling of blood to check for brucellosis in several states. The USDA Veterinary Services (VS) is doing away with the brucellosis program to bring in the OIE (World Animal Health Organization) standards for trade on Animal Identification, which at the very least, according to the Guidelines of the OIE, will identify an animal back to the farm of origin or 'premise'. These are the first two prongs of NAIS: premises registration, and animal identification. You cannot have 840 identification without going back to the 'premises'. Doctor Woods told me that they would be using the sale barns (markets) as the premises. This is NOT supported by any documentation that is available anywhere.

Now, I am completely unable to find any other designation for the 840 tags other than one which links the identified animal back to the NAIS premises of the owner selling the cattle. For cattle, all 840 tags are radio frequency identification, the USDA is allowing 840 non RFID identification for hogs, otherwise all 840 is RFID and all 840 is linked back to the farm of origin or premises.

Again, this is to go into effect in all states beginning on January the 1st, 2010. Doctor Woods was kind enough to assure me that he would be happy to give me whatever correspondence and documentation he could find regarding this. The issue as I see it is that there is not much time at all before January 1st, and I certainly cannot wait the six weeks it took for my last request from the Missouri Department of Agriculture to be fulfilled. The USDA never gives out any information unless you possess the capacity to actually sue them for the information…at least not to the likes of me.

There are several States with statute constraining the implementation of NAIS and premises registration. Missouri is one of those States, and there appears to be a definite conflict here unless the documents can indeed support something other than premises registration under NAIS standards (you can call it what you like, NFAIP, USAIP, NAIS, NLIS, or whatever), this would indeed be construed as mandating or otherwise forcing participation in NAIS or any similar program by the State Veterinarians office and a case of the USDA forcing a State Department to violate statute to continue to participate in interstate commerce. The USDA is in violation of the APA at the very least.

At any rate, I wanted to get this information out despite the lack of paperwork to support this as there are many sources confirming the generalities of this and no one saying that 840 tags will not be used on cattle going through the chutes in the state of Missouri after January 1st, 2010.

When I do get the actual documentation, I will be sending it on to all interested parties. This is trickle down and up NAIS in full effect. 2010 is the year for OIE compliance on animal identification for the USDA. And first they came for the cows……

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Food Fight Continues!....and more

In just a little while I will be doing a show with Darol Dickinson of Ohio the proprietor of and as well as the one he has become notorious for, You can listen to the show at live from 5-6pm Central time every Saturday and go to the archives to get other shows.

Darol and I will be discussing imports, and the insanity of the US chasing export markets for our beef, the NLIS and what is happening there in Australia because of this program (NAIS is the US version with the same requirements....because it isn't a US program, ahem) and also a good deal on direct marketing if we can fit it in. I really enjoy Darol and believe you will find him entertaining AND informative!

In other issues, the raw milk war rages on. In Georgia, it is illegal to sell raw milk, so those who want to drink it and haven't got their own dairy animals generally go to South Carolina and buy it there. Well, the FDA and the Georgiacrats have decided to put the kaibosh on that. They pulled over a van of a fellow bringing milk back for several people who had purchased it for themselves and made him dump it on the ground. It's like asking your neighbor to pick up sugar and then having the cops make him dump it. Ludicrous, but this is the land of the free and all that jazz. You can go to this website to learn more about the Georgia battle:

In South Dakota, heavy handed state officials are also beefing up their anti raw milk squads and in Missouri, they are doing the same.

I will be posting more on the SD and Missouri issues tomorrow. Next week, I will be blessed to have Richard Boyden on my show, and we will be on a tear about this and other issues.

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