Might it be the sound of the US dollar being flushed down the international drain?
The Enronic embezzlement which vaporized billions from pension funds and individual investors was but a pale reflection of the institutionalized thievery of a financial system which sells puffs of wind as gold nuggets.
"In 2000, when Bush took office, gold was $273 per ounce, oil was $22 per barrel and the euro was worth $.87 per dollar. Currently, gold is over $700 per ounce, oil is over $80 per barrel, and the euro is nearly $1.40 per dollar. If Bernanke cuts rates, we’re likely to see oil at $125 per barrel by next spring."
Gurgle ... Gurgle ... Gurgle...