Glenn Beck: Peak Gold?



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GLENN: Full disclosure here. This is my, this is my gold guy, but my gold guy happens to be a sponsor of this program. So I want you to understand clearly going into this that this is a sponsor of my program. We're not going to talk about, you know we're going to talk about gold, but I want you to know, full disclosure, sponsor of the program. Mark Albarian is here, president of Goldline now. Mark, how are you?

ALBARIAN: I'm doing great. More importantly, how are you feeling?

GLENN: I'm feeling better. Thank you, by the way. I can't believe that I'm actually eating the fruit that you sent. People were sending me, people were sending me all kinds of, all kinds of food and I thought, it was all fattening. And I'm thinking, I'm on television; what are you doing. But thank you very much for your nice gift.

ALBARIAN: You're welcome.

GLENN: Okay. So Mark, I saw a story last night that said we're out, we're running out of gold, that we're hitting a gold, what do you call it, the oil

ALBARIAN: Peak oil.

GLENN: Peak gold. Is that even possible?

ALBARIAN: I think it is. When you think about the gold that we've seen on the market in the last handful of years, it's come from central banks. And central banks, the banks of countries, aren't selling gold now but they are buying gold. The second big source of gold has been mining companies selling gold forward, meaning that they sell the gold before it comes out of the ground. They do it in the paper transaction. Well, the mining companies are actually buying back their forward trades. So the big supplies of gold hitting the market, probably the third point is new mine production is down. So I think there's a very good argument that you could see peak gold. Now, we won't actually run out of gold, but you'll see much higher prices in my opinion.

GLENN: What are you we're playing a dangerous game here, you know, in speculation because, you know, there's a million ways to be wrong. What do you think? We haven't even hit the 1980 price which is, what, 18 in today's dollars, $1800 an ounce?

ALBARIAN: Well, if you take the 1980 price of $850 and you adjust it for inflation, I've seen offers anywhere between $2,000 and $2400 depending on how they do the math. Now, that's the inflation adjusted price.

GLENN: Right.

ALBARIAN: And so lots of people believe that, I mean, it's reasonable to believe that gold could get to those levels again.

GLENN: Do you find that reasonable?

ALBARIAN: Absolutely. Absolutely.

GLENN: I think it was CitiBank or one of the, maybe J.P. Morgan, or I don't remember even who's in business anymore. But one of them came out and said $2500 gold per ounce. I think that is, I think that's even reasonable.

ALBARIAN: Merrill Lynch said you could see $1500 gold in 18 months and others are talking about higher prices. There was an article on AOL where they talked about how you could get to $2750. It's not hard to find articles

GLENN: Right.

ALBARIAN: And experts talking about gold at much, much higher prices.

GLENN: So there's two things that I want to know about. The IMF has never been allowed to sell their gold. The International Monetary Fund. They've never been allowed to sell their gold. We have veto power so they can't sell their gold unless the United States says you go ahead and sell your gold. Well, they're selling their gold now. So we gave them permission. Now, I'm trying to noodle this, and you'd be a better expert on this. I'm trying to figure out if I'm holding something that's worth a lot of money, the last thing I want to do is allow more of it, a lot more of it to go out on the open market because it devalues what I am holding. Unless you want to make sure psychologically that the gold price stays, you know, out of the $2,000, $3,000 range because that makes people psychologically panic about the dollar. Does that make sense to you?

ALBARIAN: I think it makes perfect sense. There's been talk that the gold price has been held down by central banks, by governments for that very reason. If all of a sudden you have a record price in gold, then people start turning to gold. And when we saw gold hit a new record price, it wasn't just the investing public but all of a sudden you see Wall Street saying, hey, maybe it makes sense to have a little bit of gold in your portfolio. There's really not that much gold out there. And if gold is looked at as an alternative currency, you could see these $1500 or $2500 gold prices in the future. And I think that frankly makes people nervous.

GLENN: You know, Mark, I have I think people are running out of options on what, you know, could be worth something at all. You know, I've said this for over, what, maybe two years. You have to think like a German Jew, 1934. Maybe 1931. You have to see that what we're doing here doesn't make any sense and it's been done before. So what do they do? People had food, diamonds, gold, artwork, anything of value that people would say, oh, you know what, things are going to change. So I'll be able to trade in gold or whatever. But there is a disturbing article that I read from Nouriel Roubini who said that because dollars are so cheap now this is frightening to me. Because dollars are so cheap, we're doing now on the global scale what George Bush did and Alan Greenspan with the housing market except now we're doing it with commodities. And people are taking giant companies and giant hedge funds and countries are gobbling up these dollars and they're buying gold because and other commodities, oil, et cetera, et cetera, which is driving the prices up and they're doing it because they know the dollar, they can make more in the commodities in the short term than they can in the dollar because the dollar is going to continue to fall. But at some point that system implodes and so the commodities do what our houses have done and that bubble bursts. Are you concerned about a gold or a commodities bubble?

ALBARIAN: I don't think we're at the bubble levels. You know, in talking about gold at $850 back in 1980, you know, we're looking back almost, you know, well, 30 years ago. The idea that the inflation adjusted high is $2,000 to $2500, I just don't think $1100 gold right now could be looked at as a bubble, but I will agree that a lot of what you're seeing with the gold price isn't about gold so much as the devaluation of the decrease in the value of the dollar. And I think we're seeing that not only with gold but we're seeing it with oil and other commodities. People want, traders want something of tangible value. And you talk about it all the time. You have politicians that spend money that's not there. And when you are spending money that's not there, countries look at you and say, how can we trust the value of your paper if you can't keep your finances in order.

GLENN: Do you sell, do you sell any paper gold? I think you do, don't you?

ALBARIAN: No, we don't.

GLENN: You don't?

ALBARIAN: We give people an option and we arrange independent storage for them.

GLENN: Okay.

ALBARIAN: But the gold is really there.

GLENN: Okay.

ALBARIAN: A lot of the gold that you see Wall Street trades back and forth is options or the right to acquire it.

GLENN: That's stupid.

ALBARIAN: It's not necessarily real.

GLENN: That's just stupid. And one quick last question. I've only got 30 seconds. I've been buying gold coins for a long time, antique gold coins. You can do your own homework if you are listening to figure out why. But I had the last time I bought gold from you, I had a hard time. You are one of the only people that could still do it. And you can't really buy American gold coins anymore. Is the world running short on antique gold coins?

ALBARIAN: We're seeing some scarcity there because they are antiques, they are not making any more of them. But being one of the largest, if not the largest we have good inventories and good sources and it's our job to always have gold in stock and I hope we can.

GLENN: Okay, from Goldline, Mark Albarian. Thank you very much. We'll talk again.

The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on subpoenas to compel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on alleged censorship and bias across their platforms. But that all changed when Republican committee members "expressed reservation about the maneuver," Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who chairs Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, was definitely not one of the committee members with cold feet. On the radio program Tuesday, he told Glenn Beck that he's fighting "vociferously" to ensure Dorsey and others testify before the November 3rd election.

"Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are both going to testify. They're are going to testify in person. They're going to testify before Election Day. That's what I think should happen," Cruz said. "That's what I'm fighting vociferously to happen. Right now, the companies are negotiating with the chairman's office to discuss terms to come voluntarily. I don't give a damn whether they come voluntarily or under subpoena. They need to testify in person and answer questions for the American people about why they are trying to steal this election, to suppress the free speech, and to censor the press."

The subpoenas would require Big Tech leaders to testify on the alleged "suppression and/or censorship" of two consecutive blockbuster stories from the New York Post. The first story was about emails that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's computer which are currently being investigated by the FBI, and the second was based on additional emails that allegedly showed communist China directly offering millions of dollars to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

"Big Tech stepped in, and they've done something they've never done before," Cruz explained. "We know that Big Tech has been censoring individual conservatives, trying to suppress conservative speech. But the step they took here is, they blocked if any individual user tried to share either of the New York Post stories, [they] were blocked ... Sharing a news story, from a major media outlet is part of democracy, part of free speech. And not only that, they blocked the New York Post itself. Right now, today, the New York Post is not being allowed to post its own damn stories on corruption. This is ridiculous. It's a threshold that's never been crossed before, of Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who is allowed to see it."

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If we learned nothing from the media over the past 4 years it's that colluding with a foreign entity to either win an election or for personal gain is absolutely grotesque. Well, that depends on whether you have a (D) or (R) before your name anyway. President Trump was impeached on rumor and innuendo yet Joe Biden has all but skated on his corruption up to this point.

Below is a timeline that shows the level of corruption and the lengths the Biden's went to in order to build that family's wealth and influence internationally.

2009

In 2009, Joe Biden was the brand-new Vice President and John Kerry was a U.S. Senator. Just five months after Joe was sworn in, his son Hunter, and Kerry's stepson, Christopher Heinz, formed an international private equity firm called Rosemont Capital. It had several different branches, including one called Rosemont Seneca Partners.

2010

Just nine months after Rosemont Seneca opened its doors, Hunter Biden went to China for meetings with executives from China's biggest banks, and its sovereign wealth and social security funds. That's unheard-of access for a brand-new firm. Was it just coincidence that at the same time Hunter was meeting these Chinese bigwigs, his dad was meeting with China's then-president Hu Jintao in Washington DC at a nuclear security summit?

2011

In May 2011, Joe Biden met with Chinese officials for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue conference in Washington. Just two weeks later, Hunter Biden went to Taiwan for meetings with the same Chinese financial giants he'd met in China in 2010, plus some new ones.

2013

By December 2013, Joe Biden was enjoying his second term as VP, and John Kerry was now Secretary of State. That's when Joe traveled to Beijing on an extended official trip and Hunter traveled with him on Air Force Two.

During their stay, Vice President Biden met with President Xi and Hunter was mostly out of sight. We don't know exactly what he was up to, but the deal finalized between Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China just ten days after the Bidens' trip pretty much gives it away. The most powerful financial institution in China formed a joint venture with tiny Rosemont Seneca to create a giant new investment firm called Bohai Harvest RST – the "RS" stands for Rosemont Seneca.

The firm is often called "BHR" for short.

Hunter Biden was a member of the Board. Remember, the Bank of China is government-owned, which means its business is completely intertwined with the goals of the Chinese Communist Party. BHR also got the freedom to operate in the newly created Shanghai Free-Trade Zone where, over the next six years, it would use $2.5 billion of Chinese government money to invest in China, as well as in other countries, including the U.S.

During their Beijing trip, Hunter also introduced Jonathan Li to his dad. Li is Hunter's business partner – he's CEO and Director of BHR.

Hunter arranged for Joe to meet Li in the lobby of the hotel where they stayed during their Beijing trip.

2014

In 2014, one of BHR's first major investments was in the China General Nuclear Power Corporation.

CGN is a Chinese government-owned nuclear power company that sold off a stake of the company to outside investors. Problem is, CGN was under FBI investigation for paying informants in the U.S. to steal nuclear secrets.

In 2016, the FBI arrested the ringleader of this nuclear espionage, a man named Allen Ho.

When they arrested Ho, he was using a random code generator to access funds being provided to him from – where else? – the Bank of China.

Yet while this FBI probe was going on, the son of the Vice President owned a stake in the company being investigated. And even after arrests were made, Rosemont Seneca did not alter its relationship with BHR, nor did it divest from CGN, even though it was stealing U.S. nuclear secrets.

2015

In 2015, BHR partnered with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy an American company called Henniges for $600 million.

AVIC is a gigantic military contractor in China – think Lockheed Martin – that makes fighter jets, bombers and drones. BHR bought 49% of Henniges and AVIC bought 51%.

Henniges is a precision parts manufacturer specializing in anti-vibration technology. The stuff they make is known as "dual use" by the U.S. State Department, which means the technology can also have a military application.

Because of that, the deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) since it could have national security implications. The thing is, the American side of BHR – meaning Hunter Biden and his pals – had to know there were serious national security implications with AVIC.

The year before they formed a partnership with AVIC, the Wall Street Journal reported how AVIC stole technology related to the U.S. Air Force's F-35 stealth fighter and used it in its own stealth fighter for the Chinese.

How the Committee on Foreign Investment approved that deal remains a mystery. CFIUS does not publicly disclose any information regarding its decisions. Their findings are not publicly announced.

Interesting that China accounted for the largest share – with 74 transactions – approved by CFIUS during Obama's second term (2013-2015).

Under the umbrella of Rosemont Capital was a real estate company called Rosemont Realty. In 2015, a Chinese company called Gemini Investments bought a 75% stake in Rosemont Realty. The company was renamed Gemini Rosemont

Gemini brought $3 billion to the partnership with Rosemont, with the aim of buying "Class A institutional-quality commercial office properties in U.S. markets."

Red flag (literally) – Gemini Investments is a subsidiary of the China Ocean Shipping Company, a.k.a., "COSCO."

COSCO is a Chinese government-owned company. Its headquarters in Beijing is actually next to the headquarters of the Bank of China. COSCO is well-known for its close military ties. It's essentially a branch of the Chinese Navy.

2017

In 2017, BHR invested in Face++. That's the facial recognition phone app built by a Chinese company that is incorporated in a separate app built by the Chinese government. Police in the Xinjiang [Sin-jong] region of China use that app to keep tabs on citizens, and track and detain Uiguhr [Wee-ger] Muslims.

The app allows police easy access to data about Chinese Muslims including things like religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity they use.

2018

In March 2018, a spokesman (Chris Bastardi) for Christopher Heinz (John Kerry's stepson) emailed The Hill to say that Heinz had "no operating role" in Rosemont Seneca, and that he was not involved in any of Rosemont's deals in China (which contradicts Schweizer's report in his book Secret Empires).

Chris Heinz was involved in Rosemont Capital. Rosemont Seneca was established under the same GP as Rosemont Capital, but Chris Heinz had no operating role in it. Chris and his family have no financial interest or investment in Bohai Harvest RST, he has never traveled to China, and he has never met with the firm's Chinese management team or investors.

2019

In October 2019, Hunter Biden's lawyer, George Mesires, said Hunter did not conduct any business on that 2013 trip to Beijing with his Dad.

Mesires said the timing of BHR's business license getting approved was purely coincidental because the paperwork had been submitted months before the Bidens' China trip.

According to Hunter's lawyer, the approval " was not related in any way, shape or form to Hunter's visit."

Hunter Biden finally stepped down from the BHR board last October (2019), but he DID NOT give up his 10% stake in the company.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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