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There are many reasons to “Vote with Your Feet” and move from corrupt, statist, liberal-Democrat, high-crime Nanny States to a low-population-density, extremely low-crime, limited government, libertarian, Constitution-loving, Pro-Second-Amendment, Patriotic, moral-conservative, God-fearing, safe-haven refuge in the American Redoubt of Idaho - Montana - Wyoming - Eastern Oregon - Eastern Washington - Northern Utah


Vote with your feet by moving (http://WalkingToFreedom.com) to the libertarian safe refuge of the “American Redoubt” in Idaho - Montana - Wyoming - Eastern Oregon - Eastern Washington - Northern Utah or the Texas Redoubt or the Tennessee Cumberland Redoubt (http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/redoubt-of-the-east) for more Bill of Rights freedom, especially Second Amendment gun rights — see

https://survivalblog.com/retreatareas

for state rankings,

https://www.SurvivalRetreatConsulting.com,

http://www.RevRealty.us,

https://www.SurvivalRealty.com

RadioFreeRedoubt.com podcast,

CharlesCarrollSociety.com podcast by a conservative black Catholic Redoubter.

Sadly, the beautiful state of California is now a lost cause politically. But still keep fighting to restore her greatness.

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American Redoubt Pages: https://www.survivalmonkey.com/members/americanredoubt1776.11868


What exactly is the American Redoubt? See https://www.survivalblog.com/redoubt.html for more details from James Wesley Rawles, whose description of our Redoubt many of us wholeheartedly support.

We are “Prepared Individuals Living in Uncertain Times” is the motto of James Wesley Rawles SurvivalBlog.com.

We Vote-with-our-Feet and have prepared “For when times get tough, or even if they don't” - the motto of Jack Spirko's SurvivalPodcast (www.thesurvivalpodcast.com)

One could say that the American Redoubt was “founded” when Montana became a State of these United States of America on November 8, 1889, just 1 year before Idaho and Wyoming.

For those who are more attached to the East Coast and can't easily migrate to the American Redoubt in the Intermountain-West, we recommend the blog of the inspirational M.D. Creekmore who posted Joel M. Skousen, Author, Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places, on the Tennessee Cumberland Plateau solution to the “The East Coast Retreat Dilemma”: http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/redoubt-of-the-east http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/news-eastern-redoubt-tennessee-cumberland-plateau/

“As a relocation specialist and designer, I found safe retreat locations and helped clients develop high security homes in every state of the union and you can too. The concept that anyone caught East of the Mississippi River is doomed is only partially valid and highly exaggerated. You can achieve a significantly higher level of safety going beyond the Appalachians to the high plateau regions of Tennessee and Kentucky. This massive and relatively unpopulated area is called the Cumberland Plateau—most of which falls within the state of Tennessee.” Joel M. Skousen (https://joelskousen.com/strategic.html) is a relocation specialist and author of “Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places.” https://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/redoubt-east-aka-cumberland-plateau-ot-tennessee/

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Snippet from Wikipedia: Bullion

Bullion is gold, silver, or other precious metals in the form of bars, ingots, or specialized coins that is said to maintain its worth better than conventional currencies and is therefore kept as a form of emergency currency by both governments and private citizens alike. Typically, bullion is used for trade on a global market often to hedge devaluation risks that government-backed fiat currencies by design pose. The word "bullion" comes from the French word bouillon, which meant "boiling", and was the term for the activity of a melting house which creates the ingots or bars from the raw material. The value of bullion is typically determined by the value of its precious metals content, which is defined by its purity and mass. To assess the purity of gold bullion, the centuries-old technique of fire assay is still employed, together with modern spectroscopic instrumentation, to accurately determine its quality to ensure that the true worth of the bullion is paid out; maintaining its security as an investment.

Retailers may sometimes market ingots and bars of base metals, such as copper, nickel and aluminium, as "bullion", but this is not a widely accepted definition.

As investment

The specifications of bullion are often regulated by market bodies or legislation. In the European Union, the minimum purity for gold bullion, which is treated as investment gold with regard to taxation, is 99.5% for gold bullion bars and 90% for bullion coins.

Investors may choose to purchase physical gold bullion for several reasons - to attempt to hedge against currency risks, inflation risks, geopolitical risks, or to add diversification to an investment portfolio.

London bullion market

The London bullion market is an over-the-counter market for wholesale trading of gold and silver. The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) coordinates activities of its members and other participants in the London bullion market. The LBMA sets and promotes quality standards for gold and silver bullion bars.

Invest in tangibles like the “Five B's”: 1.) Beans, 2.) Bullets, 3.) Bandaids, 4.) Bullion, 5.) Books.

see Silver, Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Precious Metals, Nickel, Copper

see also Invest in Tangibles

James Wesley Rawles says “I strongly recommend that SurvivalBlog readers stock far more ammunition than precious metals, if their goal is survival bartering.”

“The other major problem with using gold coins for survival barter, regardless of their weight, is that they will be immediately suspect as counterfeit by the individual on the other side of the table. Most Americans have never even seen a Canadian Maple Leaf or a Krugerrand, much less have any mean to determine its weight, water displacement weight, or otherwise test its authenticity. (Touchstone or acid test.) In contrast, small denomination circulated 90% U.S. silver dimes, quarters, and half dollars are almost immediately recognizable by most Americans, and will not be suspect beyond perhaps a passing glance.

Second, we were discussing a survival barter situation, when at some point in the future ordinary storefront commerce has been disrupted. In these circumstances, you probably won't have the opportunity to walk into a retail grocery store an buy large quantities of anything. I predict that the commerce that will transpire will be very small scale–perhaps something similar to the Barter Faire that I portrayed in the “For an Ounce of Gold” chapter of my novel “Patriots.” Under these circumstances you won't be buying case lots. It will be “onesees and twosees” transactions. Here, silver coins will be a practical medium of exchange.

Again, as I mentioned in my original post, I prefer common caliber ammunition for this sort of barter. A 50 cartridge box of .22 Long Rifle cartridges is just about ideal: recognizable, expendable, practical, almost universally used, and easily divisible. I strongly recommend that SurvivalBlog readers stock far more ammunition than precious metals, if their goal is survival bartering.” Fair Use Disclaimer Source: http://www.survivalblog.com/2006/10/letter_re_advice_on_ammunition_1.html http://survivalblog.com/2006/10/letter-re-advice-on-ammunition.html


Bullion

see Silver, Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Nickel, Copper

see also Invest in Tangibles


Snippet from Wikipedia: Bullion

Bullion is gold, silver, or other precious metals in the form of bars, ingots, or specialized coins that is said to maintain its worth better than conventional currencies and is therefore kept as a form of emergency currency by both governments and private citizens alike. Typically, bullion is used for trade on a global market often to hedge devaluation risks that government-backed fiat currencies by design pose. The word "bullion" comes from the French word bouillon, which meant "boiling", and was the term for the activity of a melting house which creates the ingots or bars from the raw material. The value of bullion is typically determined by the value of its precious metals content, which is defined by its purity and mass. To assess the purity of gold bullion, the centuries-old technique of fire assay is still employed, together with modern spectroscopic instrumentation, to accurately determine its quality to ensure that the true worth of the bullion is paid out; maintaining its security as an investment.

Retailers may sometimes market ingots and bars of base metals, such as copper, nickel and aluminium, as "bullion", but this is not a widely accepted definition.

As investment

The specifications of bullion are often regulated by market bodies or legislation. In the European Union, the minimum purity for gold bullion, which is treated as investment gold with regard to taxation, is 99.5% for gold bullion bars and 90% for bullion coins.

Investors may choose to purchase physical gold bullion for several reasons - to attempt to hedge against currency risks, inflation risks, geopolitical risks, or to add diversification to an investment portfolio.

London bullion market

The London bullion market is an over-the-counter market for wholesale trading of gold and silver. The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) coordinates activities of its members and other participants in the London bullion market. The LBMA sets and promotes quality standards for gold and silver bullion bars.

James Wesley Rawles' site:survivalblog.com "bullion"

Jack Spirko's http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com "bullion"

Jack Spirko's http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum "bullion"

MD Creekmore's site: http://thesurvivalistblog.net "bullion"

John Jacob Schmidt's http://www.radiofreeredoubt.com "bullion"

http://charlescarrollsociety.com "bullion"

Dave Duffy, Massad Ayoob, John Silveira, and Claire Wolfe's https://www.backwoodshome.com "bullion"

Dr. Bones & Nurse Amy's http://www.doomandbloom.net "bullion"

Lisa Bedford's http://thesurvivalmom.com "bullion"

Paul Wheaton's https://www.permies.com "bullion"

Jason Akers's http://theselfsufficientgardener.com "bullion"

http://www.conservapedia.com "bullion"

Joel Skousen's http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com "bullion"

Alex Jones's http://www.infowars.com "bullion"

Alex Jones's http://www.prisonplanet.com "bullion"

Chuck Baldwin's http://chuckbaldwinlive.com "bullion" John Birch Society's http://www.thenewamerican.com "bullion"

Mike Adams' http://naturalnews.com "bullion"

http://www.survivalmonkey.com "bullion"

http://www.survivalistboards.com "bullion"

https://www.shtfplan.com "bullion"

William Frank Buckley 's http://www.nationalreview.com "bullion"

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Bob Livingston's http://personalliberty.com "bullion"

http://etfdailynews.com "bullion"

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com "bullion"

http://www.paratusfamiliablog.com "bullion"

An opinionated rural north Idaho housewife's http://www.rural-revolution.com "bullion"

http://www.breitbart.com "bullion"

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http://www.prepper-resources.com "bullion"

americanpreppersnetwork.com "bullion"

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http://americanpreppersnetwork.com "bullion"

http://www.shtfblog.com "bullion"

http://www.thehighroad.org "bullion"

Jeff Quinn's http://www.gunblast.com "bullion"

http://www.nranews.com "bullion"

http://www.nraila.org "bullion"

http://www.nrablog.com "bullion"

https://gunowners.org "bullion"

http://capwiz.com/gunowners "bullion"

Bullion


Bullion traditionally stands for gold bars, silver bars, other precious metals bars or ingots. The word bullion reportedly originates from Claude de Bullion (13 October 1569 – 22 December 1640), who was a French aristocrat and politician who served as a Minister of Finance under Louis XIII from 1632 to 1640. An alternate theory suggests that it comes from the old French word bouillon, which meant “boiling” and was the term for a mint or melting house.<ref>Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Bullion - Definition and More, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullion</ref>

In recent years, the term bullion has also been used to describe ingots or bars of base metals such as copper, nickel, or aluminum.

Description

Bullion refers to precious metals in bulk form which are regularly traded on commodity markets. The value of bullion is typically determined by the value of its precious metals content, which is defined by its purity and mass.

The specifications of bullion are often regulated by market bodies or legislation. In the European Union, the minimum purity for gold bullion, which is treated as investment gold with regards to taxation, is 99.5% for gold bullion bars and 90% for bullion coins.<ref>Council Directive 98/80/EC of 12 October 1998 - Special scheme for investment gold: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31998L0080:en:HTML</ref>

London Bullion Market

The London bullion market is an over-the-counter market for wholesale trading of gold and silver. The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) coordinates activities of its members and other participants in the London Bullion Market.

The London Bullion Market Association sets and promotes quality standards for gold and silver bullion bars. The minimum acceptable fineness of the Good Delivery Bars is 99.5% for gold bars and 99.9% for silver bars.

Coins

Bullion coins describe contemporary precious metal coins minted by official agencies for investment purposes in unlimited numbers.<ref>The London Bullion Market Association: Glossary of terms - Bullion and precious metals coins, http://www.lbma.org.uk/pages/index.cfm?page_id=89&title=glossary_of_terms#B</ref> Historically, most currency were in the form of bullion coins, silver and gold being the most common metals. Some bullion coins have been used as currency throughout the 20th century, like the Maria Theresa thaler and the Krugerrand.<ref>

</ref> However, modern bullion coins generally do not enter common circulation.

Uses

A range of professional market participants is active in the bullion markets: banks, fabricators, refiners and vault operators or transport companies as well as brokers. They provide facilities for the refining, melting, assaying, transporting, trading and vaulting of gold and silver bullion.<ref>A Guide to the London Precious Metals Markets: http://www.lbma.org.uk/assets/OTCguide20081117.pdf</ref>

Besides the direct bullion market participants, other professional parties like investment companies and jewelers use bullion in the context of products or services which they produce or offer to customers. For example, shares of the world’s largest Gold exchange-traded fund, the SPDR Gold Shares represent ownership in vaulted gold bullion.

Private individuals use bullion primarily as an investment or potential store of value. Gold bullion and silver bullion are the most important forms of physical precious metals investments. Bullion investments can be considered as insurance against inflation or economic turmoil and may not entail direct counterparty risk.<ref name=“Sunshine Profits”>

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Compared to numismatic coins, bullion bars or bullion coins can typically be purchased and traded at lower margins and their trading prices are closer to the values of the contained precious metals.

References

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