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neville - 10/18/2017 at 10:21 AM GMT
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 The Fed Is Confused about What Drives Inflation
 - Frank Shostak - 
Hi Frank, Thanks for your article.......The fact of the matter is that LIES LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE DRIVES INFLATION , which as it so happens is 'THE' most lied about economic statistic information put out. Our very good and trusty old friend John Williams has U S INFLATION running at 6% a far cry from what the LYING Fed has to say about it .... INFLATION for everyone's information is rampant world wide and make NO mistake about that along side that DEBT is growing like a rampant TUMOUR in every single country across the globe SO WHY ISN'T GOLD RUNNING....BECAUSE THAT TOO IS BEING SUBJUGATED BY LIES 
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Themis - 10/17/2017 at 5:59 PM GMT
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 What kind of person runs for public office ?  (12)
 - Douglas French - Mises.org
I liked the use of the self-actualization chart within the context of politicians and their motives. It probably applies to many in Hollywood as well. There seems to be a dearth of truly ethical thinkers in any leadership positions. The political process does not accommodate them, given that it is such a dirty game. How many have the resources to make their influence felt? How many have the stomach for it? 
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according - 10/17/2017 at 2:54 AM GMT
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 The Future (Not)  (5)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
"now dwindling supply of oil that can be profitably extracted from the ground". really james/ you need to keep up with your reading. energy is all around us. free for the taking. we need to shed the bondage of control freaks to gain the world you crave. are you a control freak jimmy? dont lie. to yourself. your still mewing peak oil honey. so ill informed. so old fashioned. 
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The Recusant - 10/16/2017 at 4:24 PM GMT
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 The Silliness of the Bretton Woods Years
 - Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
KUDOS! The book is anti-gold slanted throughout and subtly mocks those that value gold as seen in that silly Las Vegas Golden Rooster tale. As I previously mentioned in an earlier comment, blaming the Great Depression on gold was a pathetic oversight of all the numerous factors that caused the tragic event. And to the author's shame, he explained the greatest economic crisis our country ever faced in fewer paragraphs than the Gold Rooster tale! Can't wait for your next review installment on the book, there's so much to question about it. 
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S W. - 10/14/2017 at 2:10 AM GMT
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 The Future (Not)  (5)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
I have it on good authority that the Aliens living in Antarctica have discovered a way of turning Ice into Oil. All we have to do to secure our future in a world not made by hand is to get down there and steal it. If they kick up a fuss, just kill the little bastards. 
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according - 10/10/2017 at 5:48 PM GMT
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 No Joy in Trumpville
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
and the wine-glass is half empty. throw another log on the campfire jim. 
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Themis - 10/9/2017 at 5:20 PM GMT
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 Betrayal!
 - Chris Martenson - 
I agree 100% with all the points you made. You have summarized my own anger and the reasons for it. My only consolation is that I believe the elites will answer to a higher judge eventually. With regard to the U.S., I especially hate how wars are cynically sold to the public under the guise of some noble cause, with America's young being used as meaningless cannon fodder. 
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Doom - 10/7/2017 at 7:28 PM GMT
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 A silver price-suppression theory gets debunked  (3)
 - Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
I think he linked the wrong article, because there's minimal facts and logic there relevant to price suppression. It's a shame, because I really would like to see a counter-argument the "mass conspiracy to suppress prices" theory. 
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Themis - 10/7/2017 at 5:51 PM GMT
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 Light It Up  (5)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
I keep wondering whether the US is fermenting a war with North Korea so as to indirectly draw China in and delay implementation of the yuan-for-oil initiative, i.e. to defer death of the petrodollar. 
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The Recusant - 10/4/2017 at 10:05 PM GMT
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 One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter
 - Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Sadly, I too hoped for a more even-handed assessment of gold in our economic history. The book IS biased and by the time I got to the 20th century section almost tossed the book across the room. [Spoiler here] His explanation that gold was the cause of the Great Depression is laughable. The greatest economic tragedy of our nation was condensed into less than a page and blamed entirely on the gold standard. Serious economists are still debating the causes (note the plural here) and continue to analyze the myriad of interconnected factors. Yet Ledbetter simply states it was gold's fault. Geesh, how sophomoric...a waste of time. 
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Gypsy - 10/3/2017 at 12:42 AM GMT
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 Fall of the Great Pumpkin  (5)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
James, you've mentioned this 25th Amendment thing a few times. The primary reason the Deep State won't go that route is: when the attempt begins it brings out The Deplorables. Your analysis of the Wall Street situation make me wonder how our country is running on an empty gas tank. Still; after the Macron win in France I can believe ANYTHING ~ no matter how improbable and impossible and wrong ~ is possible. 
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The Recusant - 10/2/2017 at 9:40 PM GMT
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 The US Military Is Quietly Building SkyNet
 - Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Rather than rogue AI concerns, perhaps they should be more worried about an adversarial country hacking into the controlling software and turning the weapons upon their owners. That would seem like a more probable scenario. 
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The Recusant - 10/2/2017 at 8:58 PM GMT
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 This is how China moves the world to a gold standard!
 - Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
I question why "I too did not believe China would desire or even accept the responsibility of reserve currency status." Taking on that role enables a country enormous potentials for wealth and global economic control. And every country thinks they can do it better than the previous King of Currencies. The US supplanted Great Britain, who had taken over from Spain, who had...etc. Whether China will succeed in controlling the world's flow of wealth is unlikely. Greed and corruption soon spoil the best planned recipes. They've managed to buy gold low and will drive the price right through the roof before it is all over for the USD. All the paper gold will be worthless while those poor languishing miner stocks and physical precious metal companies will skyrocket. The Big Banks will fail when COMEX papers come due bringing about the default of the USD. Got gold? 'Cause it'll be the salvation for many. 
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The Recusant - 9/29/2017 at 3:58 PM GMT
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 Gold Standard Resulted In “Fewer Catastrophes” – FT
 - Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Another response to the gold standard criticism is Antal E. Fekete's work, explaining how the banks, fearing gold's restrictions on bank manipulation, have long blamed the gold standard for any evil in the economy. His papers show that bank corruption and mismanagement together with other economic factors have been the causes for depressions, inflations, and recessions. 
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The Recusant - 9/29/2017 at 3:24 PM GMT
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 A Constitutional Convention: American Suicide  (4)
 - Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
Hultberg is the "T" in the word "right." He's so far right that anything to the left of him is a communist. 
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Answer To :Falconflight - 9/29/2017 at 2:05 AM GMT
I'm only aware of Constitutionalists like Mark Levin promoting the COS. What Leftist/Marxist groups are promoting this movement? As far as I am aware, only GOP controlled legislatures have approved a COS.
 
Falconflight - 9/29/2017 at 12:05 AM GMT
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 A Constitutional Convention: American Suicide  (4)
 - Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
I'm only aware of Constitutionalists like Mark Levin promoting the COS. What Leftist/Marxist groups are promoting this movement? As far as I am aware, only GOP controlled legislatures have approved a COS. 
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The Recusant - 9/28/2017 at 9:00 PM GMT
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 Jamie Dimon Speaks Out Against “Money From Thin Air” - Rory Hall
 - Sprott Money - 
Although I personally believe that crypto currencies are just tulip madness, I do agree 100% that if Jamie Dimon is against something, it is likely because he will lose money. He has overseen the banking industry from his ivory perch for long enough. He has permitted massive fraud and corruption on Wall Street, yet is still the Golden Boy that all in finance, the media, and politics bow down low to. When the USD topples, let us pray he falls as fast and as hard. 
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The Recusant - 9/28/2017 at 8:53 PM GMT
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 A Constitutional Convention: American Suicide  (4)
 - Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
Strange that Hultberg does not mention in his article the opinions of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia did not support an Article V convention at this time, but did state the following: "I would not want a convention for some silly purpose, of course. But I think there are many serious purposes around, many matters that profoundly concern the American people and about which they do not now have a voice. I really want to see the process used responsibly on a serious issue..." So, it might behove us to consider exactly when and how Article V is to be used and not whether it would endanger the freedoms in the USA. After all, as Scalia also said, he did not fear a states' convention for it would still require a 2/3s state vote for passing. If our Federal government will not act on crucial legislation, then perhaps a backdoor approach will be necessary as the Constitution provided. 
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The Recusant - 9/26/2017 at 3:10 PM GMT
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 Nice Rally, but Can Gold Sustain It?
 - Rick Ackerman - 
Gold can sustain higher values if the fears are maintained. As long as fear of war, economic problems, or political upheavals are present, gold prices will rise. When the public becomes complacent or speculative, the price of gold falls. However, the short-term pops and drops of precious metals is but a side-show to the big top event, when the USD inflates to the point of total collapse. The QEs began it and look to the East for when the collapse might happen. "Central bankers always try to avoid their last big mistake. So every time there's the threat of a contraction in the economy, they'll over stimulate the economy, by printing too much money. The result will be a rising roller coaster of inflation, with each high and low being higher than the preceding one." —Milton Friedman 
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The Recusant - 9/26/2017 at 2:59 PM GMT
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 The Demise Of The Dollar As We Know It: “A Break Is Coming… On A Worldwide Basis”
 - Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
We must return to a precious metals based monetary standard. China's move to use a gold-backed Yuan for international oil trade is a move in that direction. "Our whole monetary system is dishonest, as it is debt-based... We did not vote for it. It grew upon us gradually but markedly since 1971 when the commodity-based system was abandoned." —The Earl of Caithness 
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The Recusant - 9/26/2017 at 2:42 PM GMT
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 Governments Begin Testing Cryptocurrencies As Cash Use Plummets
 - Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
"When a government takes over a people’s economic life it becomes absolute, and when it has become absolute it destroys the arts, the minds, the liberties and the meaning of the people it governs." —Maxwell Anderson 
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