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Old 25th October 2012, 08:33 PM   #28481
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Russia reveals shiny state secret: It's awash in diamonds - CSMonitor.com

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Not a very well kept secret, the bibliography is full of mentions of impact diamonds Popigai
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Old 25th October 2012, 08:53 PM   #28482
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Not a very well kept secret, the bibliography is full of mentions of impact diamonds Popigai
I heard rumors that there is gold in the west of the american continent.
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Old 25th October 2012, 08:54 PM   #28483
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My grandfather, an apparent Communist follower, went back to the USSR in about 1937. He was REALLY sorry that he did so, but he had kept his Russian citizenship, even when he had been in the USA for at least 20 years. He could not leave, and he 'disappeared' soon after. I do have some letters to my grandmother, that came from Russia, sent after he went back. We know what happened, don't we?
Crazy! I read an article once of people that did this - even native born Americans went. None were happy about it decades later. Sorry you had to loose your grandfather in such a way.
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Old 25th October 2012, 09:03 PM   #28484
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1969 was the year that I was first told by my guru, Richard Heyser, the 'secret' to successful amplifier design. '-)
Was-it after some kind of mysterious ceremony during a full moon night?
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My grandfather, an apparent Communist follower, went back to the USSR in about 1937. He was REALLY sorry that he did so, but he had kept his Russian citizenship, even when he had been in the USA for at least 20 years. He could not leave, and he 'disappeared' soon after. I do have some letters to my grandmother, that came from Russia, sent after he went back. We know what happened, don't we?
I see how easily honest people can be fooled that when government takes over greedy capitalists and corporations the life will be better... I sorry to hear about your grand father, John.
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Old 25th October 2012, 10:05 PM   #28486
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Is "Everybody" a last name? I am not familiar with him, unfortunately.
I thought it would be like here in Arkansas, home of the Walton family. We're all fabulously wealthy here.

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I heard rumors that there is gold in the west of the american continent.
Tiz true. I live about 20 minutes from where gold was discovered in the state of california. So many people came here to dig up gold that there was enough of them to vote for state-hood. There is still gold in these hills around me. But now everywhere is private property.
[My Apache women friend (lisa) who lives with me panned for gold with her two young boys all summer up in canada for a living and took out a lot of gold. Just lived in a tent until winter and then migrated south. Its what she did when she needed money. She's 71 now. Tough lady -- made it to the base camp of Mt Everest on her 60th with no gear nor training nor oxygen tanks.... 17,600ft - 1/2 oxygen] She says there's still gold near by in the streams and will teach me how to find it and pan it.. after each heavy rain. At current gold prices, i might take her up on it. -RNM
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You still can wash gold here legally, just pay to the state park for the attraction.
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