from Hal Turner Radio Show:
On November 9, the Canadian government amended rules for “non-mailable items” and snuck into those rules is a prohibition against mailing “. . . gold bullion, gold dust and non-manufactured precious metals . . .”
Precious metals are now a prohibited item and can be seized if mailed.
Worse, anyone found violating the non-mailable guidelines can be charged with an Indictable offense and may be IMPRISONED for up to five years.
What’s mind-boggling about this is that Canada Post is a Crown Corporation owned by the government. Yet ANOTHER crown corporation, the Canada Mint, SELLS Silver, Gold, Platinum, Palladium Bullion (i.e. non-manufactured precious metals) and quite often Canadians can actually BUY that bullion . . . at Canada Post Offices!
So the government of Canada has now outlawed the mailing of precious metals, which they themselves sell . . . at the very same Post Offices where it is now illegal to MAIL that same precious metal!
Below is from the CanadaPost.ca web site, showing non-mailable items:
- unsealed envelopes and unsealed self-mailers, when deposited as Letter-post (see Letter-post (U.S.A. and International) for more information)
- with the exception of special handling, envelopes with windows are unacceptable for mailing unless the window has a transparent cover parallel to the length of the envelope, the address of the addressee is easily read and it does not interfere with the date-stamping process
- only one auxiliary window is permitted on the front or the back of an envelope when mailed at the Incentive Lettermail price
- items that have on their outside cover anything written, printed or attached other than the name and address of the addressee and the sender or endorsements or attachments which are authorized by or under applicable regulations or by Canada Post
- items with covers that bear words, devices, etc. which may adversely affect the commercial or social standing of the addressee
- items with covers that bear rings or similar advertising devices appearing around the postage stamps (hand-stamped or printed facsimiles of postal cancelling or franking stamps)
- items with covers that bear non-postal (i.e. private manufacture) stamps or stickers that are affixed in such a manner that they may be mistaken for postage stamps or postal franking impressions, or otherwise indicating value
- mail bearing successive addresses
- items in wholly transparent envelopes unless such envelopes can be easily handled by post and the outside label is securely attached and is large enough for the name, address, postage and any applicable service instructions
- pre-printed labels must adhere to the following:
- pre-printed terminology and/or graphics on the mail piece should in no way imply special handling or service for which postage has not been paid
- the label and endorsement should not duplicate trade-marks of, or used under licence by Canada Post
- it should be clear that pre-printed labels and endorsements used by mailers are directed to the addressee as an instruction related to the enclosure
- it is the mailer’s obligation to clear an endorsement with Canada Post prior to printing, in order to ensure the “mailability” of an item
- any item emitting an offensive odour
- gold bullion, gold dust and non-manufactured precious metals unless mailed under an Agreement between Canada Post and the mailer
- any other item that contravenes the Universal Postal Convention, an Act or a Law
- visit http://www.upu.int/nc/en/activities/customs/prohibited-and-restricted-articles/cds-list-of-prohibited-and-restricted-articles.html for information on dangerous products as defined by the International Air-Transport Association as accepted by the Universal Postal Union.
Making things even worse is the Punishment for violating the rules, as found in Part II, Section 43, Sub-Section 60 (a) which states a person can be charged with an INDICTABLE offense and imprisoned for up to 5 years.
Here is the relevant section directly from the CanadaPost.ca web site:
- 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 54.
Why has Canada now outlawed the mailing of precious metals? What motive could they have to do something like this?
Paper money is worthless.
Most folks already know that paper “money” is not “money” at all . . . it is a “note” issued by the government, which has no real value other than the government’s promise to pay. But, to pay what?
Let me enlighten you:
Have you ever wondered why the symbol for US Dollars is this:
Why on earth would the Symbol for US Dollars be this $ ?
Because the S stands for “Silver” and the line through it stands for “fine” silver!
A US Dollar is defined in federal law as being 325 grains of fine silver. Hence the Dollar sign is an S (for Silver) with a line through it: $
Silver is “money” because it carries its value within itself. The value is intrinsic; it is part of the silver itself.
But paper money has no value within itself; it is merely a note . . . a promise to pay. Worthless paper except for the words printed on it.
When the US Government reneged on the Gold Standard, they also stopped including silver in US coins and OUTRIGHT refused to pay 325 grains of silver to anyone who wanted to redeem the paper money for actual “money” (silver.)
So paper money has no value, no worth. And our coins have long ago lost any “money” component because there is no silver in any of them anymore . . . at least since 1964 . . . unless you buy specially minted SILVER coins and pay the outrageous price they ask over and above the face value of the coins.
Which brings us back to why Canada wants to put a stranglehold on the mailing of precious metal (unless the mailer has an agreement with Canada Post): THEY WANT TO KNOW WHERE ALL THE PRECIOUS METAL IS.