Showing posts with label UK. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UK. Show all posts

Monday, September 22, 2014

UK:Royal Mint launches online dealing account … in gold

I'd like to deposit these please …
Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty
Personally... I think I'd demand physical delivery... there's not much gold in the vaults... and you know what they'll snatch when the chips are down... and they have custody of it...  -AK
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/sep/22/royal-mint-online-gold-dealing-savings-account

Royal Mint launches online dealing account … in gold
Mint's Vault service will allow anyone to buy and sell gold and silver bullion via its website at live market rates 24/7

By Miles Brignall
The Guardian,
Monday 22 September 2014

The Royal Mint is encouraging the public to become gold investors with the launch of an online bullion trading service that lets people buy and sell gold coins and store them in the Mint's vaults, guarded 24 hours a day by the Ministry of Defence.

From today, the Mint's vault service will allow anyone to trade gold and silver coins via its website. The Mint is hoping to cash in on interest in investing in gold by making it as easy as putting money in a savings account. The World Gold Council has suggested there is a potential £4bn latent demand for gold investment within the UK.

The Mint's trading website will provide constantly updated live prices for gold and silver. It said customers would be able to buy at the best possible price "quickly, and securely, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year". The Mint will also give customers a quote to buy back coins bought from its website and stored in its vaults.

Consumers can buy just one silver Britannia coin, worth about £19.50, but will have to store it themselves, as they would if they bought a 22-carat gold sovereign. Those wanting to keep their investment in the Mint's vaults will have to buy at least 25 gold sovereigns – worth about £4,700. The mint will charge 1% of the value of your gold per year for storage, plus VAT. [so the UK gov't gets 1% for storing the gold and another 20% in VAT taxes for selling you the gold in the first place - what a deal! -AK]  There is no maximum purchase limit. [I don't imagine there is! LOL!! -AK]

Shane Bissett, the Mint's director of commemorative coin and bullion, said: "We want to help expand the bullion market in the UK, particularly as coins offer a relatively affordable introduction. The Royal Mint is responsible for manufacturing all UK coinage and has long been trusted with the currencies of other countries too, supplying to more than 60 worldwide. The quality of our bullion coins is of an extremely high standard which cannot be rivalled. We have been a highly respected and trusted source of coins for kings, queens and governments for over 1,000 years, and this proud heritage is means that we are globally recognised as a reliable source for bullion coins."

Those looking to invest will want to keep a close eye on the gold price, which after a decade of incredible growth peaked at $1,883/ounce in August 2011. Since then the price has fallen by about a third, to $1,220/oz. Sales of Royal Mint gold bullion coins increased after they were awarded VAT-free status. Britannia, Sovereign and Lunar bullion coins are also Capital Gains Tax free for UK residents as they are still considered to be legal tender.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

ZEROHEDGE: Panic On The Streets Of London ... Can Scotland Ever Be The Same Again?


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-12/panic-streets-london-can-scotland-ever-be-same-again
Panic On The Streets Of London ... Can Scotland Ever Be The Same Again?
Submitted by GoldCore on 09/12/2014 12:39 -0400

There is now less than one week of campaigning remaining before the Scottish Independence Referendum, which takes place next Thursday, September 18.

The pro-union ‘no’ vote campaign is back in the lead this week after the latest opinion poll from pollsters YouGov put them at 52%, marginally ahead of the pro-independence ‘yes’ campaign.

The referendum question being asked is simply “Should Scotland be an independent country?”

After being ahead significantly since the outset of the independence campaign, the pro-union side was abruptly shocked last weekend when the pro-independence side took the lead based on an opinion poll result, also from YouGov, released on Saturday, September 6.

This forced the pro-union campaign into panic mode this week with the UK witnessing an unprecedented coordinated campaign between all the main political parties. who are pro-union, and a number of major UK companies to try to convince the Scottish electorate to stay in the United Kingdom.

Scotland’s financial sector became one of the main battlegrounds this week, with many Scottish headquartered banks and financial services companies first threatening to relocate their headquarters to London and then actually announcing that they will move south if the referendum outcome results in a ‘yes’ majority.

The HQ move threats and announcements appeared to be part of an orchestrated corporate campaign run by the UK’s Treasury department and the Treasury did not deny this.

According to the banks, they are seeking to move because an independent Scotland would create too much economic, regulatory and financial risk and uncertainty for their headquarters to remain there.

Amongst the banks, two of the UK’s biggest banking institutions, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), and Lloyd’s led the charge. Crucially, since the RBS and Lloyds were both bailed out by the UK government during the financial crisis, the UK government is now a significant shareholder in both institutions, owning a whopping 80% of the RBS and 25% of Lloyds.

Friday, July 18, 2014

UK Gov't Reshuffle, Mass Arrests....660 arrested so far...


Short list of URLs of changes occurring in the UK. Some of this is pretty seedy so I've kept this in abbreviated form.   So far the child abuse arrest don't seem to include any politicians or royals, perhaps that data is in the missing 114 files or they get arrested after they resign?  More is undoubtably coming out soon in all this...  -AK


Cabinet reshuffle: William Hague stands down as Foreign Secretary following Ken Clarke's departure as minister without porfolio
"In what was dubbed the “cull of the men in suits”, several ministers were sacked or stood down to make way for a new generation of younger Tory women who entered the Commons in 2010. Their posts will be announced today as the Prime Minister unveils his new team for the election."
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cabinet-reshuffle-ken-clarke-resigns-as-minster-without-porfolio-9605866.html

Mega Police Op: 660 arrested in UK's biggest anti-child abuse raid
"Teachers, doctors and social care workers were among those arrested, on charges ranging from possessing indecent images of children to serious sexual assault."
http://rt.com/uk/173228-uk-paedophile-arrest-operation/

PM Cameron’s porn filter adviser fronts court over child indecency rap
"David Cameron’s senior adviser on internet porn filters has appeared at crown court accused of child indecency offenses. Patrick Rock is charged with three counts of making indecent photographs of children and one count of possessing indecent images of children."
http://rt.com/uk/173552-porn-filters-advisor-charged/

‘Too many of them’: Warnings on pedophiles operating in Westminster were ‘ignored’
"...when he approached representatives from the Department of Health, he was told that he was “probably wasting his time” as there were “too many of them over there” in Westminster and Whitehall."
http://rt.com/uk/172348-pedophiles-westminster-warnings-ignored/

UN warns Britain over child voodoo rituals, pedophile sex tourists
"We’re concerned about reports that hundreds of children have been abducted from their families in Africa and trafficked to the UK, especially London, for religious rituals,” Kirsten Sandberg, head of the CRC and a former Norwegian Supreme Court judge, said Thursday."
http://rt.com/uk/167376-child-voodoo-rituals-pedophile/

At least 40 UK politicians complicit in alleged Westminster 'pedophile ring' – report
"A whistleblower who kicked off UK police pedophile probe Operation Fernbridge believes as many as 40 British MPs and peers were involved in or turned a blind eye to child abuse."

114 files missing from 'Westminster pedophile ring' dossier, Home Office admits"The UK Home Office has admitted that it can’t find 114 “potentially relevant files” relating to the pedophile scandal engulfing Westminster, in which there are allegations that senior political figures were involved in, or covered up, child sex abuse."

Claims of child abuse cover-up heighten tensions in Westminster
"An independent, transparent and comprehensive inquiry into the Home Office’s handling of historic child abuse allegations is imminent, said Home Secretary Theresa May."

Baroness forced to step down in UK Pedophile 
"Investigation Butler-Sloss, 80, had been under pressure to quit by both MPs and victims due to her family links. Sir Michael Havers, who is the Baroness’ late brother, served as attorney general in the 1980’s, and is suspected of turning a blind eye to incidents of child abuse conducted by politicians during the time."

Thursday, February 6, 2014

GCHQ secret unit uses DDOS attack tactics against Anonymous – Snowden leak




GCHQ secret unit uses DDOS attack tactics against Anonymous – Snowden leak
Published time: February 05, 2014 08:48
Edited time: February 05, 2014 10:51 Get short URL
AFP Photo / Peter StefenAFP Photo / Peter Stefen

http://rt.com/news/gchq-ddos-attacks-anonymous-670/

British intelligence has its own hacker subdivision that uses questionable practices for hunting down enemies of the state, reveals a new leak from Edward Snowden. GCHQ is fighting Anonymous and LulzSec hacktivists with DDoS attacks and malware.

A classified document obtained by NBC News reveals that the British secret service is brandishing a cyber-sword in the guise of the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG), an intelligence unit not constrained by domestic or international laws.

The JTRIG unit is staging distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyber-attacks, implanting malware to disclose identities of hackers in order to prevent their communications. JTRIG is such a secret unit that its very name has never been mentioned anywhere before.

A PowerPoint presentation prepared for a 2012 NSA conference called SIGDEV, obviously from the collection of documents from the former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, contains information about the Rolling Thunder operation against Anonymous hacktivists. JTRIG organized a DDoS attack on the internet relay chat (IRC) used by Anonymous, which reportedly resulted in 80 percent of the users quitting internet chat rooms.

The fact that the presentation was made at a conference of America’s National Security Agency is particularly interesting. It means that the NSA was informed about such governmental activities in the UK.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Merkabas Caught Cutting a Crop Circle at Windmill Hill, Wiltshire, UK




This crop circle is very interesting!  Grain tied up into sheaves by Merkabas! Sheaves of grain is a symbol of a harvest.  This crop circle sits about 1/2 mile from where I used to live in England from 1988-1989.  I know this location well.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

UK ordered Guardian to destroy hard drives in effort
to stop Snowden revelations



UK ordered Guardian to destroy hard drives in effort to stop Snowden revelations
Published time: August 20, 2013 04:20
Edited time: August 20, 2013 10:32 Get short URL
http://rt.com/news/guardian-hard-drives-destroyed-697/

UK authorities reportedly raided the Guardian’s office in London to destroy hard drives in an effort to stop future publications of leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The action is unlikely to prevent new materials coming out.

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger revealed in a Monday article posted on the British newspaper's website that intelligence officials from the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) told him that he would either have to hand over all the classified documents or have the newspaper’s hard drives destroyed.

After more talks, two "security experts" from GCHQ - the British version of the National Security Agency - visited the Guardian’s London offices.

Rusbridger wrote that the government officials then watched as computers, which contained classified information passed on by Snowden, were physically destroyed in one of the newspaper building’s basements.

"We can call off the black helicopters," Rusbridger said one of the officials joked.

Another source familiar with the event confirmed to Reuters that Guardian employees destroyed the computers as UK officials observed.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Lord Strathclyde resigns as Leader of House of Lords



http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/lord-strathclyde-resigns-as-leader-of-house-of-lords-8441247.html

Lord Strathclyde resigns as Leader of House of Lords
Timing of his announcement caused an unwelcome distraction to the Coalition

NIGEL MORRIS    MONDAY 07 JANUARY 2013

David Cameron suffered a blow to the “relaunch” of the Coalition government as one of his most experienced Cabinet ministers announced his resignation.

Lord Strathclyde stood down with immediate effect as Leader of the House of Lords explaining that he wanted to resume his career in the private sector.

The timing of his announcement caused an unwelcome distraction to the Coalition as it prepared to set out its plans for the second half of its term in office.

Lord Strathclyde’s surprise announcement is also a setback to the Prime Minister who relied heavily on the advice of the 52-year-old hereditary peer. It follows the Government’s decision to abandon plans to reform the House of Lords – proposals that had been regarded with scepticism by Lord Strathclyde.

He was replaced as Leader of the Lords by Lord Hill of Oareford, who also becomes Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and a member of the Privy Council.


In his resignation letter, Lord Strathclyde said “I never believed it was a career for life”, when he was appointed a minister in the Thatcher government 1988.

He said: “I started my working life in the private sector and at some stage always hoped to return. I would like to do so now.