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Stewart Dougherty
The War on Gold Intensifies: It Betrays the Elitists’ Panic and Augurs Their Coming Defeat (Part 2)
Dictatorship (noun): Definition #3: absolute power or authority (Websters); Def. #2: absolute, imperious or overbearing power or control (Random House);Def. #3: Absolute or despotic control or power (American Heritage);Def. #3: Absolute or supreme power or authority (Collins English Dictionary);Def. #1: A type of government where absolute sovereignty is allotted to an individual or small clique (Wikipedia).“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battle
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Silicone Valley’s ‘Working Homeless’ Shows How Hard Life Is In “Democrat’s Paradise”
Silicone Valley is the home to tech giants like Facebook, Apple, and Google. It’s also home to a surging working homeless population who live in dilapidated RV’s, tents, and their own cars, all thanks to the policies Democrats love to implement. The surging number of those working in Silicone Valley and still unable to afford adequate housing should be a warning about big government, but it sure doesn’t seem like anyone is taking notice as their taxes continue to rise. As governments creep towar
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Inflation v Deflation – State Finances
There is a general belief, and that is all it is, that state finances fare better in an inflationary environment than a deflationary one. This perception arises from the transfer of wealth from lenders to the state through a devaluation of the currency, which occurs with monetary inflation, compared with the transfer of wealth from the state to its creditors through deflation. The effect is undoubtedly true, even though it is played down by governments, but it ignores what happens to continuing
Friday, December 8, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Drop Thru' 2017 Uptrend, Bitcoin +1456 as 'Unseen' China Risks Build
GOLD PRICES cut this year's gain below 9% for US Dollar investors in London trade Thursday morning, dropping to new 4-month lows beneath $1255 per ounce as crypto-currency Bitcoin surged past $15,000 for a 2017 gain of 1,456%. Commodities today slipped overall after Wall Street stock markets closed lower overnight for the fourth session running from last week's new record highs. Copper steadied
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Rory Hall - Sprott Money
“Gold is Currency, Period!” - Rory Hall
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been focused on Russia and their understanding of gold and why gold is going to come back to the table of regional and/or international trade. It may even make a grand re-entrance as backing for a national currency or two. Russia, with her closest ally China, have been making headlines, in the broader financial world, for close to two years regarding their acquisitions of gold. Within the smaller gold community these two nations have been making headl
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Slips Near 'Significant Support' as World Warns Trump on Israel Embassy, Brexit Talks Stall
GOLD PRICES slipped near 1-month lows against a rising US Dollar in London trade on Tuesday, drifting back to $1273 per ounce as world stock markets followed Wall Street lower after Monday's drop. Commodities fell as major government bond prices edged longer-term interest rates higher. "Gold should encounter significant support at $1269/67 and a rebound should follow once these levels are met,"
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Earthquake In North Korea Was Less Than TWO MILES From The Nuclear Test Site
An earthquake struck North Korea less than two miles away from the reclusive nation’s nuclear test site.  The regime’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons is heightening tensions globally that are set to snap at any moment. The 2.5-magnitude earthquake which shook North Korea early Saturday morning near its nuclear test site was initially picked up by Seoul’s weather agency. According to Newsweek, around 7:45 a.m. local time, the quake struck Kilju, a county in the North Hamgyeong Province, the
Monday, December 4, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Chances Are Exactly Zero
Financial sanity and stability may not return, but we can protect our assets and learn from the discussion. The DOW, S&P500, NASDAQ and other markets sell at all-time highs. However, we know many imbalances exist within our financial world. This is not new – things have been crazy before, are now, and will be again. But to regain financial sanity we need: From “Doug Casey on the New Fed Chair” “In an ideal world there would be some radical changes. The best thing for the US in the (famous) long
Monday, December 4, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
  What Now? 
“Contact with Russians.” Grown men and women, doubling and re-doubling down on a political fantasy, repeat this prayer hour after hour on the cable channels and Web waves as if trying to exorcise a nation possessed by the unholy hosts of Hell. But such vicars of the news as Wolf Blitzer, Rachel Maddow, Chuck Todd, and Dean Baquet (of The New York Times) only shove the country closer to a cliff of constitutional crisis. To a certain class of people — a class that includes a lot of Intellectuals-Y
Monday, December 4, 2017
Chris Martenson
You're Just Not Prepared For What’s Coming 
I hate to break it to you, but chances are you're just not prepared for what’s coming. Not even close.  Don't take it personally. I'm simply playing the odds. After spending more than a decade warning people all over the world about the futility of pursuing infinite exponential economic growth on a finite planet, I can tell you this: very few are even aware of the nature of our predicament. An even smaller subset is either physically or financially ready for the sort of future barreling down on
Monday, December 4, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Venezuela to Launch "Petro" Cryptocurrency
With Venezuela in default as well as hyperinflation, president Maduro vows to fight a US "blockade" with the "Petro".Reuters reports Venezuela to launch cryptocurrency to fight 'blockade': Maduro. President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that Venezuela will launch a cryptocurrency to combat what the leftist leader says is a financial “blockade” against the crisis-hit nation spurred by U.S. sanctions. Maduro said the OPEC member’s new currency, “petro,” will be backed by natural resources reserve
Monday, December 4, 2017
Rory Hall - Sprott Money
If You THINK About Taking Someone’s Golden “Pet Rock” It Would Be a “Declaration Of Financial War” - Rory Hall
Russia is not Venezuela. I have long argued that most of Venezuela’s monetary issues are due to their unwillingness to return the gold they received from the Federal Reserve. Goldman Sachs had offered to acquire Venezuela’s gold, when the oil market began it’s slide and OPEC decided to flood the market with oil. The story line was OPEC was attacking the US shale oil market when this move actually crushed Russia and Venezuela’s oil market. Venezuela, eventually, accepted Goldman’s offer
Friday, December 1, 2017
Michael Ballanger
The True Meaning of Bitcoin's 'Success'
In the year 301 AD, the Roman unit of barter was the denarius, which had originally been 95% pure silver when introduced by Augustus at the end of the first century BC but by the time of Diocletian's rule, it had moved to 50,000 denarii to a pound of gold. Ten year later, it took 120,000 denarii to buy a pound of gold and by 337, that figure was 20,000,000. What had occurred in a mere 400 years was that a slow and agonizing erosion in the purchasing power of the Roman currency accelerated to ful
Friday, December 1, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Bullion Nears 4-Week Friday Low as 'No Way Currency' Bitcoin Rallies, Turkey-US Tensions Worsen
GOLD BULLION prices gave back a rally against the US Dollar on Friday to head for their lowest weekly close in four as European stock markets retreated, relations between Turkey and Nato ally the US worsened again, and Bitcoin rallied 6% below this week's new all-time record high. Falling back to $1273 per ounce at lunchtime in London, wholesale gold bullion bars began December 10% higher for 2017 to date against the Dollar, but was lower from N
Friday, December 1, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
War: North Korea Fires Its Most POWERFUL Missile Ever Towards Japan As President Trump Promises To “Handle” The Situation
In yet another apparent attempt at igniting a full-scale war, North Korea has conducted a test of what many believe to be the countries most powerful ICBM ever launched, with the missile landing off the coast of the United States close ally Japan. In response, South Korea conducted their own test-launch while leaders from the United States and Japan also condemned the renewed nuclear aggression. CNN reported: “North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile early this morning from Pyongsong,
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Sprott Money
Why Capital Controls Usually Fail, China Versus Bitcoin Edition - John Rubino
One of the recurring themes of financial history is government over-reach leading citizens to mistrust the local currency and move money overseas, prompting the government to try to trap that wealth within its borders. This nearly always fails because rich people are clever and borders are really hard to seal. The latest chapter in this story involves China – which has engineered an epic debt binge in the past decade, and bitcoin – which has emerged as a highly efficient way to move capita
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
We Have Tripled The Number Of Store Closings From Last Year, And 20 Major Retailers Have Closed At Least 50 Stores In 2017
This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Did you know that the number of retail store closings in 2017 has already tripled the number from all of 2016? Last year, a total of 2,056 store locations were closed down, but this year more than 6,700 stores have been shut down so far. That absolutely shatters the all-time record for store closings in a single year, and yet nobody seems that concerned about it.  In 2008, an all-time record 6,163 retail stores wer
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Own Gold Bullion To “Support National Security” – Russian Central Bank
– We own gold bullion to “support national security” – Russian Central Bank – Russia warns Washington: Confiscating fx reserves would be “declaration of financial war” – Russia has quadrupled its gold bullion reserves in decade – BRICs discussing ‘the possibility of establishing a single (system of) gold trade’ – Russia, China & maybe Saudi Arabia form alliances to unseat petrodollar – Putin warns state-owned and private companies: be ready for rapid transition to war-time operations – Russia, C
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Bullion Vault
Strongest US GDP in 2 Years Erases Week's Gold Price Gains, Platinum 'Oversold' Says HSBC
GOLD PRICES dropped on Wednesday as new data said the US economy expanded 3.3% per year between July and September, its fastest pace since 2014. Falling from its 6th attempt above $1296 so far this week, the gold price lost $10 per ounce against a rising US Dollar while silver and platinum fell sharper still. Broader commodity prices slipped for the second day running as major government bond pr
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Russian Diplomat’s Warning: ‘Apocalyptic Scenario’ Likely On Korean Peninsula
The tense situation over North Korea’s nuclear program has one top Russian diplomat sounding the alarm. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said that the world can no longer turn a “blind eye” to alarming speed with which North Korea is advancing their weapons of mass destruction. North Korea’s nuclear program could evolve into an “apocalyptic” scenario, Morgulov said.  He was speaking at the opening of the eighth annual Asian Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club, which is being he
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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