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DRGEORGE - 9/18/2017 at 5:22 AM GMT
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 Rude Awakening for the US in January? No, Just More Alarmist BS From Rickards
 - Mish - Global Economic Analysis
The world & the US $ have been on the brink for 10 years (or more). In 2008 it nearly happened but giving the 1% a stack of money saved the day. It will all be good again until it isn't. If you pay someone money to do something, they generally do it and Mr Rickards is very good at writing doom and gloom. One day, he'll be right. 
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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.
 
Themis - 9/28/2017 at 11:01 PM GMT
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 Prospects for Gold II
 - Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
One wonders whether the tensions between North Korea and the U.S. are, in part, an attempt to indirectly draw China into a war which could delay the demise of the petrodollar. 
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UltraWoof - 10/3/2017 at 6:42 AM GMT
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 Gold Standard Resulted In “Fewer Catastrophes” – FT
 - Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Well, yeah, but the gold standard does not work too well for those who don't have any gold. 
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Gypsy - 9/20/2017 at 12:51 AM GMT
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 Pushback  (7)
 - James Howard Kunstler - 
James, you're getting more difficult to read. As a Deplorable, I realize my under-education leaves me at a disadvantage when faced against the Merciless Corporations. My life gets even MORE difficult when I'm joined it the fight (helped by someone on My Side) by a friend who looses me in the English Language. Good Grief ! James, let's go with over easy and no more scrambled eggs. Lingo-Lango means a lot. 
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according - 10/17/2017 at 2:54 AM GMT
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 The Future (Not)  (4)
 - 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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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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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 - 10/10/2017 at 6:32 PM GMT
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 The Gold Worm on the Yuan Hook
 - Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
Almost twenty years ago two Chinese Peoples Army officers wrote that the US could not be stopped militarily but perhaps economically. Since that time China has grown in power and influence globally and is rapidly approaching the point where they can overtake the USD. They've done a great job at long term planning, something we sorely miss in our "good-'till-the-next-election" politics. 
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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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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 - 10/4/2017 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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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 - 10/4/2017 at 9:50 PM GMT
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 Bitcoin is Not New and Improved Money  (3)
 - Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
The fact that cryptocurrencies need to be purchased at wildly varying rates is one sure sign they are not a reliable currency. National currencies do not rise or dip dramatically unless something gravely wrong is occurring to that nation's economy. Crytocurrencies in contrast, have risen to exorbitant heights and swing in value almost daily. These investments, not unlike the tulip madness, are indicative of an investment craze, not a reliable, stable currency. No doubt in the future nations will adopt some totally electronic form of currency or credit system once security and ease of use is universal. However, that time has not yet come. Additionally, that new form of currency will not be purchased, but converted from the old currencies at a stable rate of exchange. 
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The Recusant - 10/16/2017 at 4:01 PM GMT
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 The Gold-Backed-Oil-Yuan Futures Contract Myth
 - Koos Jansen - Bullion Star
Koos, you stated that the Chinese wouldn't interfere with their futures market. Although you fail to state exactly why it wouldn't do so. Governments and the large banks that central banks use to carry out their economic strategies are not averse to manipulation of the futures markets. Deutsche Bank recently admitted as much and one of their traders went to court for manipulating gold prices. Additionally, you state that the Chinese government does not own the gold in the SGEI and SGE vaults. This may be true but since the Chinese government closely controls disclosure of their dealings, it might be said we have no idea of how much gold which might be used to back their Yuan/Oil deals that is owned by the actual government itself. Your questioning the original article must be commended for your in-depth investigations. However, your above arguments against the article seem based upon a naive belief that governments do not actively participate in controlling the markets, which I believe is untrue. 
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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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victoriashores - 9/21/2017 at 12:20 PM GMT
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 Top Ten Reasons I Buy Gold Silver [#7] - These Assets Come With a Guarantee
 - Jeff Clark - Goldsilver
HI Jeff I have read your articles with a lot of interest in your feelings with the future of Gold and Silver. I'm 75 years of age and have been buying Silver through the last 10 years. In the last year I have been getting more involved in the Gold and even selling some of my silver holdings to diversify as I felt top heavy in the Silver. I only deal in bullion as I guess being from the "old school" I like to see, feel, touch instead of looking at a piece of paper saying I own this and that. Here is my question for you. Being 75 I'm somewhat concerned as to timing with regard to my holdings. I am looking for an opinion from you or your readers as to a time frame of the future price of Gold and Silver. I read and hear a lot of educated people say that precious metal bullion is the place to be but for how long? Would love to hear your opinion/forecast as to the price of each bullion in the next 12 months,24 months or even farther out. It has been my plan to leave either the bullion or convert it to cash and pass it on to my son and grandson and help them get established for their future. A part of me would like to see how they would use the cash and also would like to have them hold some bullion for their future. Silverbug in Canada 
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gfs543 - 9/20/2017 at 4:33 PM GMT
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 What Is the Correct Amount of Money?
 - Frank Shostak - 
If money is the heart of the economy, then the economies of the world are running with diseased hearts. Keynesians and other monetary interventionists will disagree of course. Economics has become imbued with "policy," the imposed decisions of a handful of "experts," because gold is a barbarous relic, it prolonged the Great Depression, it can't fund wars or the welfare state very well, etc. etc. Friedman: "If a domestic money consists of a commodity, a pure gold standard or cowrie bead standard, the principles of monetary policy are very simple. There aren't any. The commodity money takes care of itself." http://tinyurl.com/commoditypolicy Excellent article, Frank. 
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The Recusant - 9/22/2017 at 3:23 PM GMT
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 China, oil for gold and the Prospects for Gold  (4)
 - Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
Nice article, Hugo! The Chinese have been setting up their pieces for years to checkmate the U.S. domination in world economics. First they accumulated massive amounts of gold bullion, then opened the Shanghai Bullion Exchange, and now are offering oil for Yuan while ridding themselves of devaluing USDs and T paper. No doubt, though, the Big Bank Boyz have been keeping an eye on this. The question is now, whether they will move to counter China or move to profit from China's moves. In either case, got gold? 
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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 - 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 - 9/28/2017 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 - 9/26/2017 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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