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Utah legalizes use of gold, silver as currency

Utah this week became the first state to legalize the use of gold and silver coins as legal currency, the according to the Associated Press. Republican state Rep. Brad Galvez sponsored the bill, which also excludes gold and silver from capital gains taxes, as a protest against Federal Reserve policies.…

Silver surges 5 percent on dollar and gold at record

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Spot silver surged more than 5 percent to top $49 ounce on Monday, moving closer to its 1980 all-time peak lifted by a weak dollar and strong physical demand in Asia that also sent gold to a record high for a seventh consecutive session. Spot silver was…

Georgia Republican’s bill would do away with driver’s licenses

Tuesday — Watch and chat live: Egypt’s largest protests yet aim to topple regime A Republican in Georgia’s House of Representatives has introduced a bill to eliminate driver’s licenses, arguing that the documents are an unnecessary infringement on personal freedom. Rep. Bobby Franklin, who represents the Atlanta suburb of Marietta,…

Ron Paul: Fed ‘monopoly’ could be broken if Americans use gold, silver as currency

As the incoming chairman of the House monetary policy subcommittee, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) will hold the bully pulpit when it comes to the nation’s money woes. He’s not wasting any time getting right to the heart of the matter. The libertarian-leaning conservative has long been a critic of the…

Gowns and gems dazzle on Oscars red carpet

HOLLYWOOD (AFP) – – Spectacular gowns and millions of dollars worth of jewelry lit up the Oscars red carpet here Sunday as stars opted for old-school Hollywood glamor on Tinseltown’s glitziest night of the year. A-listers shimmered and sparkled down the most famous runway in the world taking inspiration from…

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