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The primary and overarching reason you should have a significant percentage of your investable assets and wealth in precious metals is very simple: To protect your real purchasing power. Governments have abused their privilege of excessive printing currency and easy credit creation on a magnitude and scale not seen for decades. This is the only investment that both protects your wealth and even prospers from the inevitable destruction of purchasing powers in all major currencies — the US dollar, the euro and others…READ MORE

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DES MOINES, IA – Texas Congressman Ron Paul has won the first-ever online Iowa straw poll, capturing a commanding 44% of the over 6,000 votes cast in an online poll sponsored by Iowa Congressman Tom Latham’s campaign.  The results of the two-week online poll (located at: onlineiowastrawpoll.com) were announced one day before Saturday’s Ames Straw Poll, which is considered by most as the first real test of a presidential candidate’s organizational strength in Iowa.

The results of the online poll promoting Saturday’s big event for the Republican Party of Iowa were:

1st – Ron Paul with 44% of the unique online votes

2nd – Herman Cain 16%

3rd – Michele Bachmann 10%

4th – Rick Perry 8%

5th – (TIE) Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney 5%

7th – Sarah Palin 4%

8th – “Someone Else” 3%

9th – Rick Santorum 2%

10th – (Tie) Jon Huntsman and Newt Gingrich with 1% of the unique online votes

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FOX’S POLL RESULTS

Ron Paul 41.43% (9,561 votes)

Newt Gingrich 21.03% (4,852 votes)

Mitt Romney 12.94% (2,985 votes)

Michele Bachmann 9.83% (2,269 votes)

Herman Cain 8.77% (2,023 votes)

Rick Santorum 3.07% (708 votes)

Tim Pawlenty 1.72% (398 votes)

Jon Huntsman 1.21% (279 votes)

Total Votes: 23,075

via Who Won the GOP Debate? – FoxNews.com.

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As usual, for anybody who’s followed Ron Paul’s work,  he gets what the current crisis is about, how to deal with it in the future, with a tip of the hat to the past…

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