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Would you buy a 1 Oz Gold Coin for $25 (when it's worth over $1,300)? Nobody wants it!


http://youtu.be/ndshbH3qZ6Y

This shows how much the general public actually know about the value of pure gold




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IT IS NOT STAGED

Ask any of your idiot friends these questions.....I have...
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Who owns the federal reserve...?
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Define "Fiat" currency?
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How does the United States "Monetize Debt".?
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Explain "Fractional Reserve Banking"?
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The thing is...is you are reading this...and YOU may not be able to answer these simple questions.....Do the research and learn....
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School won't teach this...

Answers to your questions off the top of my head...

1. Private bankers
2. Fiat currency is that which is proclaimed by government decree (or fiat)
3. It sells treasury bonds
4. Only having a "fraction" of the money you lend out backed by anything tangible like precious metals.

Don't know if I nailed all of them, but think I'm closer than most Americans would be.

Did you READ all of my reply? Notice I said I had no trouble believing there were that many dumb-asses around...just that I didn't think he would take that chance with $1500.00.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Your close

But asking these questions on the DP is preaching to the choir...ask your friends or families any of these questions....they will look at you like you are the "Nut". Nobody should ever ask these questions....just like How did World Trade Center 7 come down?" Really? LOL You know...

I understand your points. It's amazing how little people know..

...about the very thing they work all their lives for.

It's designed that way in our education system - from kindergarten all the way to college and beyond.

The lie is sustained through ignorance which is sustained through distractions like television, sports, pop culture, bad weather, natural disasters, political parties etc.

Even really smart people have no clue about the basis of the monetary system of their country. This includes most of our politicians and government officials.

Most people find it too "boring" or "complex" to spend any time trying to understand.

THAT is part of the design too.

The "Creature from Jekyll Island" has fooled the nation for 100 years now - with no end of it in sight.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

It's staged...because if someone HAD taken him up on it...

...am I supposed to believe that he actually would have SOLD IT fo $10.00???

Something doesn't add up here.

Not that I have any trouble believing there are this many dumb-asses around. I certainly do.

But unless he was ready to lose $1500.00 which I find hard to believe, then this was just too big a chance to take.

If he had been offering an ounce of silver for $10.00, then I might have believed it.

I do like the message of his effort though.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Doesn't mean it's staged

He could easily just tell anyone who takes up his offer that he was joking or whatever and then just cut it out of the final version he uploads.

I'm sure there are some who called his bluff and I'm sure he didn't want to give it up.

I like Mark Dice, but this doesn't really work

Just put yourself in these people's shoes. I've never been "interviewed" while walking around to buy things at shops. It has to catch them off guard, I'm sure. Probably all they want to do is go on their way and so any questions asked of them, their answer will be whatever will get them out of the conversation the quickest.

He could offer to write these people a check and they'd still probably say no. It just seems kind of shady that it's going on in the street. And I'm sure Mark is using real silver/gold, but those people don't know that.

You don't see a problem with that?

Why are people so skeptical of their fellow man. Isn't that a sad trend that someone can't just talk to a nice guy on the street?

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Well...

It makes a difference that he's got a mic and a camera guy. That's really the only reason I felt the way about his approach that I did.

So from all these comments I pose a different scenario

Say Mark instead tried to give away a $100 dollar bill. He can say, "Would you like this piece of paper with Benjamin Franklin on it, I don't know what is worth being from Canada but I'll you can buy me some lunch for it." The people could look at it to confirm its authenticity or take it to the bank he is standing in front of to verify it is real. The truth is that many people would take him up on his offer if it was something like that because they would know what they were talking about.

This video demonstrates, above everything else that people don't understand precious metals. Sure some might think it is a scam, but again, if you offered a $100 bill, something most people are familiar with, they would be more than likely to purchase it at a discount knowing the value.

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They don't trust him because he's not on TV

They don't trust him because he's not on TV.

Tall chick:

"Is it chocolate?"

But seriously folks

The bigger question is what would Mark do if he got one or more buyers?
I'll bet he would back peddle like crazy trying to get out of the deal.

IS IT JUST CALIFORNIA!? Or

IS IT JUST CALIFORNIA!?
Or are most Americans ignorant fools?

I wouldn't buy it either...

...I know what its worth, but if some random dude wanted to sell me "gold" on the street for $25 I would disregard it immediately as a scam.

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -- James Madison

On the other end of the idiot spectrum:

Woman loses $10K in gold bar scam:

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=27366850#IigewhrDrlsIOzvs.99

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

People are both skeptical of strangers and ignorant of gold

If I were there, even knowing about the value of gold, I still wouldn't trust a stranger offering me a gold coin for way below its value. Sure I could go into that store but how would I know they weren't "in on it". Also, how would I know he didn't steal the coin in the first place and I'd be on video tape buying it from him? If I were arrested, it certainly wouldn't be a very convincing alibi ("yeah right that's what you thought!")

Several people even raised the point that they didn't think the coin was worth what he said. Plus, if he was really only trying to raise money to pay a phone bill then why the camera and microphone?

Lastly, there was one girl (the one who asked what sound money was) who came closing to buying it but then Mark Dice started introducing doubt: "it's a Canadian coin".

In short, people were just skeptical of the whole thing. The idea that a stranger would offer you a deal that was both legal and worked out in your favor is not something any reasonable person would expect. I guess the one thing it did show is that, based on the questions he was getting, people have no idea the value of gold. If they knew they would've said stuff like "I'd take your deal in a second if only it was real".

I still enjoy Mark Dice's videos (probably because he's funny and seems like a good dude) but I think he'd probably be more successful doing the "hit on girls on camera" thing and try to make a show out of that. He's good at it.

Yep he made a point

People have a natural distrust of people trying to give away money. Surprise surprise !

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best part:girl (reading his

best part:

girl (reading his shirt): "what is sound money?"

Mark: "Gold. Gold is sound money."

Why do *I* never get these types of OFFERS!?

They always ask retarded people. Not fair!

Worried about scams or not,

Worried about scams or not, you'd think people would be curious why someone was trying to sell them a gold coin on camera while wearing a "Sound Money" shirt.

Even if you didn't know what that meant, any person paying attention could guess that this was some stunt to prove a point.

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Some kind of stunt

My thoughts exactly.

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He looks like he's trying to scam someone.

If someone walked up to me dressed like that and offered me a 1-ounce coin for $25 I would presume it wasn't real and he was working a con game.

If I did not know him from his other videos,

I would be suspect as well. If someone came up to me and offered me a $1500 gold coin for $25 (and he is standing right out in front of a coin shop), my first thought would be, 'why does this guy not go into the shop himself?" I love his videos, though!

He always does these videos in beach towns north of San Diego

He always does these videos in beach towns north of San Diego where the only concern people have are waves and fun in the sun.

I sell gold for a living, and I can tell you that 99% of the people out there have no clue as to what the value is of gold or silver. I bring coins with me all the time to restaurants downtown San Diego and no one ever tells me close to what they're worth. It's not the fault of the people who are asked though. It's a system that is set up to where the People are kept ignorant as to the value of things.

You could walk around with 1 share of Google stock (valued at over $1,000) and get the same result. Or 50 Euro's. People just don't know, and I'll take it one step further, they don't care.

How many times have you spoke to your relatives about what's wrong with our economy and government with all the spending going on? Do they look at you like you're from Mars? Probably. If you ask them about gold or silver do they perk up with excitement? Hardly.

There is a reason why our kids calculators don't go to a trillion. There is a reason we are kept ignorant of gold, silver, investing, and what a dollar really is and what backs it, let alone what the Federal Reserve does and how it fits into our monetary system.

By the way, my business is good for those "in the know," and it will continue to get better and those who invest in gold or silver or acquire it as insurance will be "the ones who make the rules."

I'll keep on writing to help people fill in the blanks of our education system. That's what I enjoy most.

Here is one of my latest for those that care to read. If not, surfs up!

The Federal Reserve - Lender and Buyer of Last Resort http://bit.ly/17uF19T

Author of Buy Gold and Silver Safely
Next book: Illusions of Wealth - due out soon
Also writing book We the Serfs!

As the old adage says "If it looks too good to be true, it

probably is."

Its not that these people don't know the value of gold. Its that its clear someone is trying to set something up here. And while these people may not know what it is, exactly, they just want to avoid the experience.

As a "for instance", suppose someone had bought the coin for $25 and then taken it to the coin shop. How dumb would they have looked trying to sell it as actual gold if it wasn't (and they certainly don't know if it real based on the presentation here.) Imagine being caught on camera being lectured by the proprietor "How dumb are you to think that anyone would sell you a real $1,560 gold coin for $25? Are you THAT gullible? There's a sucker born every minute... etc. etc. etc."

Yes

there is the aspect to it that he is holding a microphone.

I will be doing future videos, but have the 2 inch microphone so as not to be less intimidating or suspicious as to my intent.

Author of Buy Gold and Silver Safely
Next book: Illusions of Wealth - due out soon
Also writing book We the Serfs!

Everyone knows only an insane man or candid camera does crazy.

He could probably get near spot at a pawn shop.

Free includes debt-free!

I"ve seen so many of these, but there is one good part

in this video:

"If you hang up that phone right now, I'll give you this gold coin."

"Nope."

LOL! C'MON MAN! $1500 bucks for putting down your iLife one time!

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.