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Salvation Army has no trouble understanding gold as money

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Three Krugerrands, 1899 Gold Piece Among Special Coins Put in Salvation Army Kettles This Year

By Matt Trotter
Public Radio Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Saturday, December 14, 2019

It's a holiday tradition in Tulsa.

Special coins from anonymous donors have been found in Salvation Army red kettles, including three South African krugerrands and an 1899 U.S. gold piece.

U.S. isn't weaponizing dollar, treasury secretary claims, but adds that sanctions are alternative to war

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But by definition sanctions weaponize the dollar, so what's the difference here?

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By Natasha Tarak
CNBC, New York
Saturday, December 14, 2019

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday rejected the suggestion that the Trump administration is weaponizing the dollar through its trade-restricting policies with other countries.

Dollar has been strong but 8 major currencies have been stronger this year

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By Ben Winck
Business Insider, New York
Saturday, December 14, 2019

President Trump railed against the U.S. dollar's relative strength through much of 2019, but eight major currencies are on track to outperform the dollar this year.

Cases of fine American wine await three GATA supporters -- maybe you?

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But you must reply by December 31.

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9:16p ET Friday, December 13, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Can the chance of winning a great prize induce you to support a great cause?

Two thoughtful friends of GATA -- one a leading bullion U.S. dealer, the other a well-regarded U.S. winery -- have joined forces to bring our supporters a juicy year-end offer:

Ronan Manly: Quantum leap for banks as ABN Amro questions gold price discovery

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8:40p ET Friday, December 13, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bullion Star market analyst Ronan Manly today calls attention to a research paper by an analyst for the Dutch bank ABN Amro that acknowledges that there are two gold markets, the physical market and the paper market, the latter run by speculators who move the price around without regard to physical demand.

Boris Johnson heads for crushing UK election victory

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The nations not so blest as thee
Must in their turns to tyrants fall,
While thou shalt flourish great and free,
The dread and envy of them all.

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By George Parker
Financial Times, London
Friday, December 13, 2019