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Written by mo

July 24th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

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Gold, Korea and bombs in Boston

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That’s quite a day today. First the price of gold continued to tumble, falling from around $1600 an ounce a couple days ago to 1360 as of now – the fastest, most violent and mostly unexplained drop in precious metals since about 30 years or so.

Later today, another threat of (nuclear) war from still-crazy North Korea, proclaiming:

N. KOREA SAYS RETALIATORY ACTION TO START WITHOUT NOTICE
N. KOREA TO START MILITARY ACTIONS IMMEDIATELY

Of course, today is also former “president” Kim Il-sung birthday and at least according to The Guardian there are for some reason no parades and other festivities. Since NK is kinda famous for their stupidly pompous parades and show of military force, there might actually be something to it… So let’s wait and see.

And a few moments later, reports come in from multiple explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line. Multiple dead, dozens wounded, chaos everywhere and half the US is once again shitting their pants they might be under some kind of terrorist attack. Than again, I guess 2-3 bombs set off during a public event like this make it a terrorist attack.

Now… is it homegrown terrorism by some lone wolf, a group of American nutjobs, the usual suspects from the middle east doing it for religious reasons or maybe it was actually a state-sponsored attack? An asymmetric kick-off by North Korea? Let’s wait and see – I just hope it isn’t the last one.

Written by mo

April 15th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

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