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I just post the radio shows to youtube sometimes if I am not too busy or I think it's an important show to archive.
I upload mostly Alex Jones Radio Shows for audio and put up random pics for video. I try and edit professionally but I am just an amateur.
Sometimes I upload other stuff, maybe 5% of the time, like my "De-constructing William Cooper" series loooool, that pissed people off...
Keep fighting the incremental tyranny. De-program your mindddddd.
Throughout history, various metals, some of which are considered precious today, appear to have been used as a form of currency. The Bretton Woods system, under which all major currencies were theoretically exchangeable for gold, was abolished in 1971.
Other metals to have been used as money include silver, copper, and platinum.
Commodity money and coins
See also: Commodity money
In daily conversation the term 'money' is used without academic preciseness by distinguishing between money, money substitutes or currency. Money must be a tangible asset while a money substitute may be only a claim on a tangible asset. Either money or a money substitute may circulate as currency. The reason money must be a tangible asset is so that transactions are extinguished (value traded for value). When a money substitute is used as currency the transaction is not extinguished until the money substitute is passed on in another transaction and value is received. Currency is merely a tool that allows humans to engage in the mental calculation of value.
When money substitutes, bills of credit, circulate as currency then payment risk is introduced to transactions. Occasionally, the payment risk becomes completely unmanageable with hyperinflation or other currency crisis like Weimar Germany, Argentina or Zimbabwe. The only similar experience where this happened with gold was when the conquistadors returned to Europe from America with the gold hoards.
Gold has been considered valuable since prehistoric times[who?]. While it might originally have been used in barter for its value in ornamentation and rituals, gold and silver became established as a form of commodity money and were first minted by the Lydian king Croesus around 560 BC. For all of recorded history at all times and in all circumstances gold remains money[who?]. Thus Gold is the ultimate form of payment. Interestingly, as evidence of its monetary nature gold is the only commodity produced by humans to be hoarded.
Around 500 BC, the touchstone became available, allowing relatively easy detection of forgeries, and in the third century BC, Archimedes invented a method of determining an object's density. Since gold was the densest substance then known, this could be used to verify an object was made of pure gold without destroying it.