"It is not in human nature to deceive others for any long time, without in a measure deceiving ourselves also."
John Henry Newman
The bullion banks are struggling through this August delivery period, and the end next week is in sight.
But who will provide the gold to get the Banks through the important October delivery period? And then December? Winter is coming.
Weighed, and found wanting.
Stand and deliver.
"The Most High God gave your father Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty and greatness, and glory and splendour. Because of the high position he gave him, all the nations and peoples of every language dreaded and feared him. Those the king wanted to put to death, he put to death; those he wanted to spare, he spared; those he wanted to promote, he promoted; and those he wanted to humble, he humbled.
But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory. He was driven away from people and given the mind of an animal; he lived with the wild donkeys and ate grass like the ox; and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven, until he acknowledged that the Most High God is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and sets over them anyone he wishes.
But you, Belshazzar, his heir, have not humbled yourself, though you knew all this. Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You had the riches of His temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines, despoiled them.
You worshipped the gods of money and power, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honour the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways. Therefore He sends the hand that wrote this inscription on your wall."