“Woe to the land whose king is a child and whose leaders are already drunk in the morning. Happy the land whose king is a nobleman, and whose leaders work hard before they feast and drink, and then only to strengthen themselves for the tasks ahead”. (Eccl 10: 16-17)
"When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe." … Frederic Bastiat
Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it. So it always has been. So it always will be. And America has no special immunity to becoming an enemy of its own founding beliefs about human freedom, human dignity, the limited power of the state, and the sovereignty of God. – Archbishop Chaput
Monday, December 31, 2012
Comex Gold Closes UP 6.9% for the Year
Comex gold had a nice day to finish out the year as it moved sharply higher around mid morning and pushed right into strong resistance at $1680 on the price chart.
The move enabled gold to put in yet another good performance on a yearly basis as it added 6.9% in 2012.
Gold in Yen terms was the best performer among the major currencies as the Yen lost over 20% of its value against gold.