Updated to 177 as I type...
Do these two simple statements have anything to do with it?
Did 'someone from somewhere' come back and demand a lions share of the Earths gold? I dunno anymore. I sure as hell don't want a gold standard myself. As a competing currency, sure, as THE currency, no-f'ing way...it can NOT be until it is no longer traded as a commodity anyhow...good luck getting the Chinese to agree to that! Then try and convince the Indians.