There are things so large in this universe that the average mind does not have the capacity to understand. Stars in the universe 50,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 , gallons of water in the oceans 3,500,000,000,000,000,000 and now the official US debt 33,000,000,000,000. In one of my prior articles, I mentioned that even an exceptional mind that has not been trained in exponential growth has almost no chance of possessing a feel for it. In the same vein, a person that has spent a lifetime in numbers with a maximum of 6 to 7 zeros in it will have real difficulties comprehending numbers with 12 zeros in them. For my own learning I decided that I needed to try to ground myself in these massive numbers, and then had some fun wrapping them into a colorful little summary. Read More
There has been a lot of talk lately about the hidden graphene oxide component of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) "vaccines" and how it interacts with, and is even activated by, electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) such as 5G – but do not panic: there are ways to rid your body of the stuff naturally. Read More
Having previously read and his manifesto some years ago, I have been revisiting the Unabomber’s treatise on technology and its toxic effects on society and individual psychology.
(I feel compelled — not out of moral obligation, because I believe any rational person is capable of separating the message from the messenger but because of rampant targeting by the state of so-called “domestic terrorists,” a category to which I have surely been relegated on some government list somewhere – to caution that I do not endorse mailing bombs or any variety of offensive violence in any form.) Read More
09.20.23- Could WWIII Begin in Black Sea?
I’ve written frequently in the past about the risks of escalation in the war in Ukraine. Of course, all wars carry such risks and often the escalation plays out exactly as feared.
World War II began with the conventional weapons of the time (infantry, ships, aircraft, artillery, etc.) but eventually escalated to fire-bombing major cities like Dresden, annihilating entire army groups on the Eastern Front in Europe with millions of dead and the use of atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Read More
Sez I, we are barreling into a world of mixed unreality and invited surveillance, not quite noticed but at warp speed. The unreality? We can now do politicians in video software and make them convincingly say things more reprehensible then they would themselves. The surveillance creeps in like a barely noticed smell. It creeps and will creep. Consider:
Several years ago Vi and I bought a sixty-five inch LG screen that we use for watching YouTube and Netflix. It has search-by-voice. Thus by pressing a button on the remote to wake it up, we can say, “Tianjian automated Chinese seaport,” and it will find the relevant sites on the web. Read More
09.18.23- "This Is Bad, Really Bad..."
Real BRICS Threat + The Worst Macros I’ve Ever Seen
09.16.23- Rickards Raises Hurricane Flag
Moans reader Michael R.:
“What’s the point of reading these lengthy remarks about the demise of our economy? All I’m seeking is specific stock tips.”
A fish prowls the depths in pursuit of lunch. It seeks its own “stock tips” to guide the hunt. It lacks all curiosity of the greater ocean through which it slithers. Read More
09.15.23- The IRS Is Coming For You
Everyone pronounces “IRS,” a three-letter agency, as if it were a four-letter word. And for good reason.
Because no matter how you slice it, America is a police state writ large now. And police states look an awful lot like the mafia.
What’s legal isn’t always moral. Read More
09.14.23- Making the Chicken Run
“Making the chicken run” is what Rhodesians used to say about neighbors who packed up and got out during the ’60s and ’70s, before the place became Zimbabwe. It was considered “unpatriotic” to leave Rhodesia. But it was genuinely idiotic not to.
I’ve written many times about the importance of internationalizing your assets, your mode of living, and your way of thinking. I suspect most readers have treated those articles as they might a travelogue to some distant and exotic land: interesting fodder for cocktail party chatter, but basically academic and of little immediate personal relevance. Read More
09.13.23- The Smart Money
Those in the know are betting on rising inflation and rising rates for longer.
What does it mean when the largest investment-grade corporations are issuing huge amounts of bonds and when America’s wealthiest family funds are piling into bonds but shedding pubic-corporation stocks? These are among the so-called “smart money” — the ones who know how to preserve their wealth and their credit ratings. Read More
09.12.23- Paper Tiger
The story of China’s explosive growth from 1978 to 2008 is well-known.
China’s GDP surged from less than $150 billion in 1978 to over $3 trillion by 2008. China’s average annual growth rate exceeded 10% from 1978 to 2005. During this period, over 600 million people escaped poverty to obtain at least a stable if low-income standard of living. Read More
09.11.23- The Continued Deadly Effects Of 9/11
Over twenty years have passed since 2,977 victims lost their lives to the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Part of this number, the New York fire and police departments count a total of 343 and 23 personnel, respectively, among the fallen that day.
However, as Statista's Martin Armstrong reports, since then though, over 650 more have lost their lives to illnesses related to their participation in the rescue and recovery efforts on and in the aftermath of 9/11. Read More
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev once bragged, “We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.” This plan to conquer us “without firing a shot” was put in effect, and Manchurian candidates took up positions in our government, media, education, and entertainment sectors. Read More
09.08.23- The Dream Is Dead
The global desire to move away from the dollar as a medium of exchange for international trade in goods and services has gone from a discussion point to a novelty to a looming reality in a remarkably short period of time.
It’s impossible to check headlines without seeing a new story about major trading partners planning to substitute their local currencies (or in the BRICS case, a newly formed currency) for the U.S. dollar in payment channels supporting world trade. Read More
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”—H.L. Mencken
First came 9/11, which the government used to transform itself into a police state. Read More
And Other Changes in the Human Condition
I feel that I make notes every day on mourning a world that has passed – and at times on noticing a new world that is barely stirring. So I mourn, and at times I hope.
I’ve been traveling, and now I am home; so I have observed my fellow humans recently in airports, and on airplanes; on trains; in crowds; and in smaller gatherings. Read More
How far would you go to feed your family? Hopefully that is a question that you will not have to answer any time soon, but right now we are seeing millions upon millions of people become more desperate as economic conditions rapidly deteriorate and food costs soar. At this point, most Americans are just barely scraping by from month to month, and in poorer countries on the other side of the world there are people that are literally starving to death. As I have detailed previously, the UN has reported that 2.4 billion people did not have enough food to eat last year, and 900 million of them were facing severe food insecurity.Read More
09.04.23- How They’ll Sell Lockdown 2.0
National Public Radio was in a frenzy the other morning but it felt like the movie Groundhog Day: they were spreading tremendous alarm about the rise of Covid cases.
We have to stop the spread, the announcer said, and that’s why masks are coming back to classrooms. However, they added, relief is on the way in the form of a new vaccine.
Rinse, repeat — as the shampoo bottles say. Read More
I do not believe that being a great sailboat racer makes you a great investor or vice versa, but there are some broad concepts that can be learned on the water that cross-over between the two activities. However, unlike investing, sailboat races are typically executed in a matter of hours from start to finish and if you lose your shirt in one race you still get to reset and try again in the next one. Ie: you will never have to explain to someone that you just lost the house. Read More
During the years of the Covid-19 Deception, I reported that Covid was rare in those parts of Africa where Ivermectin was used weekly as a preventative of river blindness and HCQ was used as a preventative of malaria. I also reported that large parts of India used Ivermectin as a preventative and cure and was little bothered by Covid. The same in Brazil and Peru. Wherever Ivermectin was used there were no excess deaths. Eventually the Japanese recognized Ivermectin’s virtue and adopted it as the official cure as the much touted “vaccine” proved to provide no protection but posed a serious threat to life and health. Read More
08.31.23- The Great Wealth Migration
Greetings from a gorgeously cool and autumnal Asti.
We’ve only had a six-week summer here in Italy. It was cool until mid-June, and as I stand here typing, it’s a mere 69F (20C).
The global warming nuts are having a tough time with this. The weather maps are blue and green, even in environMENTALGermany. Read More
08.30.23- Neither Comply Nor Resist
The decay of social norms and status quo systems triggering an authoritarian tightening of the screws is a well-worn pattern throughout human history.
What do I mean by Neither Comply Nor Resist? Let’s start by noting society functions by our voluntary compliance with a spectrum of social norms–what’s socially acceptable and unacceptable–some of which are institutionalized into legally defined rules that impose judicial consequences on those who break the rules. Read More
Just four and a half months since President Biden declared an end to the Covid “emergency,” the media is suddenly full of stories about the return of Covid. This time a new “variant” is being rolled out and the media, in collusion with big Pharma and the fear-industrial complex, are churning out stories about how forced masking is making a comeback.
Also, the “unvaccinated” are again to be denied basic human rights in the name of fighting a virus that the vaccine demonstrably does not protect against. Read More
08.28.23- BRICS 11 - Strategic Tour de Force
Chinese President Xi Jinping defined all the major decisions embedded in the 15th BRICS summit in South Africa as “historic”. That may be seen as an understatement.
It will take time for the Global South, or Global Majority, or “Global Globe” (copyright President Lukashenko), not to mention the stunned collective West, to fully grasp the enormity of the new strategic stakes. Read More
08.28.23- BRICS 11 - Strategic Tour de Force
Chinese President Xi Jinping defined all the major decisions embedded in the 15th BRICS summit in South Africa as “historic”. That may be seen as an understatement.
It will take time for the Global South, or Global Majority, or “Global Globe” (copyright President Lukashenko), not to mention the stunned collective West, to fully grasp the enormity of the new strategic stakes. Read More
08.26.23- A Crisis of the Vaxxed
Today the story is COVID-19. COVID-19 is everywhere. Headlines on more lockdowns, new vaccines, and endless corruption. This is a crisis of the vaxxed.
In 2021 I started talking about how the vaccines were going to cause COVID-19. The vaccines were going to damage the immune system that creates the spike protein, and this was going to result in the vaccinated getting COVID-19 and being more susceptible to it. That is all true. Read More
08.25.23- "On Stupidity"
Dietrich Bonhoeffer's theory explains much of contemporary politics and culture.
In 1943, the Lutheran pastor and member of the German resistance, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, was arrested and incarcerated in Tegel Prison. There he meditated on the question of why the German people—in spite of their vast education, culture, and intellectual achievements—had fallen so far from reason and morality. He concluded that they, as a people, had been afflicted with collective stupidity. Read More
08.24.23- “No” Is the Magic Word
I’ve been running around Europe lately with the family.
But there’s one skill that I’m so pleased I’ve developed. And that’s negotiation skills. Because even in Europe, people try to take advantage of you. Read More
08.23.23- The 'Oliver Anthony' Gap
So, the story of Oliver Anthony and his song, “Rich Men North of Richmond” just keeps getting better and better.
Oliver’s folk anthem for what Gary North used to call “The Remnant” and what Ron Paul deemed “The Silent Majority” has not just jumped containment it’s become a living, breathing thing. Read More
08.22.23- We Won’t Be Fooled Again
“Good faith people are willing to be corrected (because the Truth is important); not so the liars of course (they know they are wrong) or the ideologues. So the ideologues therefore don’t act in good faith, though they think they do.” — Truman Verdun
Of all the vicious lies spun around the Covid-19 operation, among the most damaging was the campaign to demonize ivermectin, a Nobel Prize-winning true wonder-drug, among the safest known pharmaceuticals ever, effective against disease-causing parasites and also a potent anti-viral agent — which was exactly why the CDC and FDA turned on it. It very effectively subdued Covid-19 infections. Read More
08.21.23- In Praise of Conspiracy Theorists
Due to professional obligations we take aboard an overplus of daily “information.”
Some of it — perhaps more than some of it — sorts into the “conspiratorial” category.
For example: the theory that space lasers set Maui on fire. Read More
08.19.23- Why Americans Are Getting Poorer
And it's far more insidious and chronic than rip-your-face-off inflation.
Two stories in today’s news combine to illustrate how bankrupt American thinking is. One is a story about how Americans cannot stop living from paycheck to paycheck because real wages (i.e., adjusted for inflation) for 90% of America have only risen 15% since 1979. Yet, the truth is worse than the story tells: Once you adjust the adjustment for real inflation (i.e., what inflation would have been over all those years if it were still calculated the more honest way it was back in 1979), real wages have gone backward. Read More
International Man: The average person doesn’t care about economics. But to the extent that he does, he only reads mainstream publications like The Economist and editorials in The New York Times.
In these publications, the average person will find so-called economists advocating upside-down and destructive concepts like negative interest rates, banning cash, debt-fueled consumption, government spending, and rampant money printing as the cures to economic ailments. Read More
“Scary” is the word that the Wall Street Journal used this weekend to describe the looming financial crisis in the US.
They said bluntly, “Washington has laid the seeds of a crisis that Wall Street can no longer ignore.”
I’ve been writing about this for 14 years; back then, it was highly controversial… almost conspiratorial… to suggest that the US government was in deep financial trouble. Today it’s front page news in the most prominent financial publication. Read More
The middle class in the U.S. has been steadily shrinking for decades, but in recent years our leaders have greatly accelerated that process. In 2020, 2021 and 2022 they absolutely flooded the system with new money, and almost all of that new money went into the pockets of the wealthy. The gap between the wealthy and the rest of us is now larger than ever, and that isn’t a good thing for our society. Even if you are still making as much money as you did a few years ago, you have lost a lot of ground financially, because the cost of living has been rapidly eating away at our standard of living. Read More
08.15.23- Do You Live in One of the Most Scammed States in the U.S.?
Forbes recently compiled a list of the most scammed states in America, and the results are less than thrilling. We don’t just say that because they ranked California first and the only state with 100 on a 100-point index…
As the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report notes, the scams themselves are as varied as ever, with some changes. Read More
After ninety-nine years in business, Yellow, one of the nation’s biggest trucking companies, shut down. The company has more than twelve thousand trucks and employed thirty thousand, with twenty-two thousand of those jobs held by Teamsters.
If you are a taxpayer, you know all this, your government is a 29.6 percent shareholder of Yellow and all. The Trump administration’s Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dished out $500 billion to businesses, states, and municipalities as a result of the coronavirus. Yellow Corporation received $700 million of the $735.9 million set aside for national security loans. Read More
The US won't climb out of its $32 trillion debt, David Rubenstein said. Instead, its best bet is to lean on inflation.
"We aren't going to cut expenses in the government. We aren't going to increase taxes that much. We aren't going to go to a bailout with the IMF, that's not realistic. And we're not going to default," the Carlyle Group's co-founder told Bloomberg TV. "The only alternative is to inflate your way out." Read More
08.11.23- Threading Narratives Together
Having written about various intersecting agendas at play on the world stage, I wanted to gather my thoughts in weaving it all together as I currently see the state of play. I may well be wrong about this – I often am – but I do keep an open mind and try not to write off any new information; even when it can be painful to acknowledge new depths of depravity and evil. Read More
Over the past few years, we have seen food prices in the United States and other wealthy countries do things that they have never done before. Unfortunately, this is just the beginning. Global food supplies are getting tighter, and meanwhile global demand for food just continues to increase. For decades, many among the elite were optimistic that someday we would be able to eliminate global hunger completely because tremendous progress was being made. But then right around 2015 things started to reverse, and now the trend is very much going in the wrong direction. Read More
08.09.23- The Commercial Real-Estate Dam
So are stocks. So are bonds. So are banks. The deluge is washing everything away!
The image above shows the badly swollen Mendenhall River, which has risen to something like a thousand-year/never-happens level as an ice dam on Mendenhall Glacier has given way, dumping a raging torrent from the glacier’s trapped lake at Suicide Basin into the river. That is a fitting symbol of what just happened in commercial real estate and to its bankers today. Read More
08.08.23- More Americans say
A growing share of working Americans don’t think they will ever retire, recent surveys suggest.
Retirement is a time-honored life stage and a near-universal expectation in working America. Yet, a comfortable retirement requires savings, and many workers fear they don’t have enough.
08.07.23- The Rise and Rhetoric of
For those who may not recall Chicken Little (aka Henny Penny), the character was derived in the 1880s and was meant to be an allegorical character. Chicken Little was never intended to be the whimsical Disney fantasy character that it became. Chicken Little was infamous for over-exaggerating threats to existence, most notably, with the phrase “the sky is falling”.
As I watched the BBC a couple of days ago, I could not help but notice that the alias of the BBC should be ‘Chicken Little’. Read More
08.05.23- The Bizzarro Effect
“We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
How many times in our lives has it been said or thought that things could not get worse, weirder, more absurd, more dangerous, more immoral, more brutal, more controlling, more restrictive, more perverted, more murderous, or more insane? Can those thoughts even be considered in this day and age of complete and total lunacy? What has happened to mankind, and can it all be blamed on brainwashing and indoctrination by the ruling class over the rest of society? Read More
Perhaps one of the most bizarre recent developments in economic news has been the attempt by establishment media, on behalf of President Joe Biden, to declare U.S. inflation “defeated” despite all the facts to the contrary.
Keep in mind that when these people talk about “inflation,” they are only talking about the most recent consumer price index (CPI), which is allegedly a measure of current inflation growth rather than inflation already accumulated. The official CPI is easily manipulated, though, and to focus on that single measurement is a dishonest way of misleading the public regarding the true economic danger.Read More
08.02.23- Yes, It’s a Bubble
There are signs of recession everywhere and these are good indicators. It’s not just sentiment or guesswork.
I’m not going to get into the weeds here, but things like inverted yield curves and negative swap spreads, among other indicators, are all pointing to recession. In addition to those technical indicators, manufacturing is down, global trade is down, etc. Read More
“Biden has restored the integrity of the Department of Justice” — Dan Goldman, Congressman from New York
Surely Merrick Garland is not running the Department of Justice, but which gloopy pseudopod of the Blob is? My guess would be some Intel Community politburo made up mostly of people you’ve never heard of. The trouble is these geniuses confuse political fuckery with the operations of law. Read More
07.31.23- Inflation will return
It is an error to expect inflation to continue to fall in America. All financial market values in the US and elsewhere are predicated on this hope.
The misunderstanding is to assume that the widely expected recession will lead to further falls in consumer price inflation, and that therefore interest rates and bond yields will decline. These hopes are based on Keynes’s rejection of Say’s law, which simply points out there is no such thing as Keynes’s general glut because the unemployed stop producing. Read More
07.29.23- Artificial Intelligence:
The global Artificial Intelligence (AI) market has grown from $1.5 billion in 2010 to $136.6 billion in 2022. The market is expected to continue to grow at a rapid pace, reaching $1.81 trillion by 2030. As the growth of AI continues, it is likely to have a significant impact on our lives, helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. Read More
07.28.23- “Bad Day At Black Rock”
The title for this article was taken from an old 1950s movie starring Spencer Tracy which maybe some of you have seen. Regarding what this article is about I felt it was appropriate. Awhile back I read an article on the net that mentioned that BlackRock was a “woke” company. I didn’t know much about BlackRock except that I had seen it advertised on Fox News quite a bit. Now I’m beginning to understand why.
It seems that BlackRock owns a chunk of Fox News – 45.7 million shares of Fox News stock. Read More
International Man: Most Western governments, especially the US, have debt loads and spending commitments that guarantee they will eventually—likely someday soon—try to grab as much wealth as possible.
Retirement savings are a juicy target. But, unfortunately, they’re among the lowest-hanging fruit for any desperate government. Read More
If you're watching this, whether you're a fan of fossil fuels or not, there's no denying that modern society is still immensely dependent on them -- particularly oil. Look around you -- practically everything you see required oil somewhere along the process of being mined, manufactured or transported to get to where you are.
Even the food you ate today. Oil is still the lifeblood of the global economy.
Yet after hitting $120/barrel a year ago, its price has since dropped nearly in half. Read More
07.25.23- The Purple Hour
“I have a dream that the people we elect to run the government will be the ones who actually run the government.” — Vivek Ramaswamy
The hour is late for “Joe Biden.” His sojourn in America’s highest office was one long twilight of pretending to be effectual, or merely present, and now even that abject pantomime slips into a place of nullity, where all is still and dark. What does he do these languorous weekends at the fabled Delaware beach house? Stare out at the empty Atlantic horizon over an uneaten egg salad sandwich with the crusts cut off? Does he even suspect that the world is already turning without him? Read More
07.24.23- The Downfall of Blobism
“If it weren’t for double standards, the Democrats would have no standards at all.” — Jeff Childers of the Coffee and Covid blog
You might not know it these lazy, hazy, muggy days of midsummer, but things are getting pretty wildly out-of-hand in our republic. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. blew up the Democratic Party yesterday in the House Subcommittee on Weaponization of Government hearing, acting like a normal human while being set upon by a flock of harpies desperately screeching “Russia, Russia, Russia,” as if that means anything anymore. Read More
I was ordering my Pimms at Wimbledon, which I discovered would cost me £11 - and was extremely tempted to rant “You cannot be serious!”. But I sucked it up and paid.
The next day I was drinking a £7 pint at my local, I looked at my phone and was assailed by financial commentators and substack writers with news that inflation was cured, and even deflation and rate cuts were looming on the horizon. Deflation you say? No one had told the drinking establishments I frequent. UK inflation index might be saying slowing inflation. But prices have not actually fallen. Read More
Here you have the sage conclusion of Mr. Charles Munger, aged 99 and one-half years.
Mr. Munger is of course the business partner of Warren Buffett and legendary vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway.
This ancient draws his conclusion from many, many decades of penetrating and microscopic observation. Read More
07.20.23- Lessons from The Great Depression
The risks of gambling in speculative frenzies and depending on serial asset bubbles continuing forever are easily observable, yet few act to reduce these risks.
07.19.23- Navigating the long shadow
The global tightening cycle that started in 2022 to curb surging inflation has been unprecedented in speed, size, and international synchronicity. While higher interest rates can dampen activity through many channels, one often-neglected channel may turn out to be particularly important going forward: rising private sector debt burdens associated with past borrowing. Read More
What is going down the hardest?
As some of today’s news stories show, there is plenty of reason to believe the Fed’s inflation fight is far from over. The same can be said for its impact on the dollar, which rose in value when the Fed was increasing its interest hikes and then started falling in value as the Fed started backing down its rate hikes. That is almost as inevitable as math. Whenever a central bank raises interest on bonds issued in its own currency, it has the effect of strengthening the value of that currency. Read More
Central planners are pulling double shifts. Contriving plans and proposals to control what you consume, how you travel and cook, where your money is spent, and much, much more.
You know who we’re talking about. The Davos WEF crowd. The UN, IMF, World Bank, and central bankers. Washington lobbyists, NGOs, public/private partnerships, technical advisory committees, nonprofits, and everything in between. We’re also talking about your meddling neighbor, and many others. Read More
How many people will be sleeping in homeless shelters, on the streets or in their vehicles where you live tonight? That is the sort of question that not a lot of us like to think about. But the truth is that homelessness is growing at a very rapid pace all over the country right now. But if you have lots of money, life probably seems pretty good to you at the moment. You may eat at a different restaurant every night, and you may be one of the approximately 10 million Americans that currently own a second home. Read More
I know that we've all been told market timing is impossible but I'm here to prove this is just another industry lie.
To begin this critical investment lesson today, let’s review the important part of my pinned comment I wrote on 27 June 2023 to this article:
(1) This is about understanding where prices will go from here ($22.30 synthetic). I'm very confident they will be higher and much higher in 12-18 months, so this is not “take a loss for the team”. This is about doing something good for ourselves AND for all of humanity. I 'll revisit this post in a year to 18 months to prove my point that all will miss a massive opportunity; Read More
07.13.23- The Original Leftists
Tomorrow is Bastille Day. And with all the recent trouble in France, it’s interesting to revisit the beginning of communism. They’re not communists there, you say? Perhaps not. But one bright historian called the French Revolution the “Proto-Communist Revolution.”
Didn’t Marx and Engels start it all? Nope. They just wrote those stupid ideas down.
But thanks to this historian of fantastic ability and insight, we know that the French Revolution was nothing like the American Revolution: The French Revolution was the beginning of the downfall of The West. Read More
On the 26th of February in the year 1401, an English priest named William Sawtrey was hauled before his Archbishop to learn whether he would live or die.
Sawtrey wasn’t a witch or satanist, or even a criminal. He was, however, an early leader in a breakaway religion known as Lollardism, which both the Church and the English government viewed as a major threat. Read More
While everybody else is distracted, the globalists are making absolutely enormous moves. Previously, I have written about the UN’s new worldwide system for cracking down on “misinformation” and about their desire to implement a global system of digital identification that is tied to our bank accounts. I realize that these things sound really wild, but they aren’t being done in secret. In fact, the globalists are very proud of what they are doing. But only a small percentage of the population is even aware of this insidious agenda that they are pushing through, and so there is very little debate about it. Read More
“The eyes of a psychopath will deceive you, they will destroy you. They will take from you, your innocence, your pride and eventually your soul. These eyes do not see what you and I can see. Behind these eyes, one finds only blackness, the absence of light. These are of a psychopath.” ~ Dr. Samuel Loomi Read More
Summer is moving season for millions of Americans, and many will end up relocating to an entirely different state. In the old days, such long distance moves were often prompted by an employment change or by a desire to be closer to family. But now political and ideological considerations are motivating many Americans to search for greener pastures. Just about all of us can feel that something has gone horribly wrong in this country. All around us our society is literally coming apart at the seams, and it has become exceedingly clear that great chaos is coming. Read More
At the end of June government leaders from around the world met at the Summit for a New Global Financial Pact in Paris. Participants include United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank President Ajay Banga.
The supposed purpose of the summit was to find financial solutions to the goals of tackling poverty while simultaneously curbing “planet-heating emissions.” As with all climate change related events the discussion in Paris inevitably turned to international centralization of power and the formation of a global consortium to fix the problems that they claim sovereign nations cannot or will not fix. Read More
The term “color/colour revolution” is often associated with covert efforts among US and European interests to foment civil unrest within enemy nations (and sometimes allied nations) as a means to destabilize their societies and governments. It is essentially 4th generation warfare, a concept expanded on by Lieutenant Colonel Michael Aquino (a self professed satanist) in a white paper titled ‘From Psyop To Mindwar.’ The goal is straightforward – To go to war against a foreign country (or one’s own country) by attacking the citizenry rather than its armies. Or, to exploit the target population as a weapon to trigger instability. Read More
07.05.23- Who Wins And Who Loses In A Deep Global Recession?
Globalization and financialization have fueled the global economy for 40 years. Now they're in the decline phase of the S-Curve.
Does anyone benefit from a deep, prolonged global recession? Perhaps not in absolute terms, but in relative terms we can say some will suffer less than others. We can also say that some will strengthen their relative positions vis a vis competitors and others will lose ground / weaken, with potentially fatal consequences if the recession leads to systemic instability, i.e. phase change or tipping point. Read More
Bud Light's self-destruction after its botched TikTok promotion with clownish, male-to-female trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney, resulting in what Deutsche Bank analyst Mitch Collett recently said is a permanent loss of nearly 25% of its business, has forced one of its glass bottling producers to shut down plants. Read More
Here are some questions I have that when I ask them of my representative or senator, I get BS answers, but this is only because not enough people are asking these questions.
Part of resistance to treason is recognizing what resistance is. I think of it like a simple electronic circuit, current flows from point A to point B in a direct route and it’s considered “open.” If you add a resistor into the circuit, it slows the current down, add enough and the flow of the current stops all together. That’s the point of resistance, but it has to have enough resistors for it to work. Right now, there’s too few and the circuit, while hampered, continues to flow with objectives that are not beneficial to the people. Read More
07.01.23- Is Anarchy the Ideal?
Anarchy –a combination of the Latin prefix meaning “without” and meaning “ruler” or “government” defined most simply as “absence of government” — has influenced Western political philosophy for centuries.
Far from merely the superficial, rebellious ideology embraced by punk rockers, anarchism informed major political events throughout history such as the French Revolution and the short-lived breakaway state of Catalonia in 20th-century Spain. Read More
An increasing number of climate alarmists who trust "global warming science" have pitched the idea of large-scale interventions such as solar engineering to reverse 'climate change.' They believe human activity is the sole reason for the Earth's increase in temperature and say large-scale intervention is immediately needed to stop the planet's destruction. Some have even called for fleets of planes to spray chemicals into the atmosphere to deflect the sun's rays as the world's last hope for survival. Read More
International Man: Nearly half of Americans have at least one chronic condition—and that number is growing.
One in three Americans are either overweight or obese.
Why do you think so many Americans are overweight and sick?
Doug Casey: I don’t pretend to be a medical expert. But I can assure you that it’s better to be young, healthy, rich, and smart than old, sick, poor, and stupid. Read More
06.28.23- This Is Actually Terrifying
The “coup” in Russia is over but there’s a very worrying development going on in Ukraine right now that should frighten everyone.
That’s the growing risk of a nuclear war. I’m not being hyperbolic.
Let’s break it all down… Read More
06.27.23- The Corruption of POTUS, SCOTUS and SCROTUS
Until we reach that point of social transformation, we're passengers on a ship of state doomed by rampant, systemic corruption and the collapse of moral standards and the rule of law.
Political corruption isn't hard to define: confidentially leveraging the power of one's position in the State for private gain. This covers the spectrum of using State power for personal gain from freebies, bribes, sweetheart deals, obtaining insider information, revolving doors between private sector and state positions, influence-peddling, selling tax breaks, subsidies, permits, etc., bloated speaking fees and so on, in a nearly limitless profusion of private financial gains generated solely by one's position of power within the State--the legislative and regulatory government, central bank, military and judiciary--gains that are cloaked from public disclosure and scrutiny. Read More
06.26.23- A Catastrophic Implosion...
Instead of proper rule of law we are living with that Orwellian alternative, Our Rule of Law - an arbitrary enforcement of the laws and use of the coercive power of the state...
Like some other commentators, I have in recent years several times quoted a famous exchange from Ernest Hemingway’s first novel, The Sun Also Rises. Recent developments in the Biden family money laundering scheme, the implosion of a boutique underwater expedition to the Titanic, and a possible coup in Russia prompt me to wheel it out once again. Read More
06.24.23- Yes, It CAN Happen Here
I’ve warned repeatedly about the dangers that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) pose to personal liberties.
I’ve warned how they would allow governments to monitor every transaction you make, which basically means a surveillance state.
This facilitates the creation of a social credit system that allows governments to punish those who engage in unapproved activity such as buying guns, donating money to the wrong political party, buying unapproved literature, etc.
The government will even know your physical whereabouts at the point of purchase. Read More
OceanGate Expeditions CEO Stockton Rush said ex-military submariners weren't 'inspirational'
The "Titan Tragedy," which they are now calling it, probably would not have happened had the OceanGate submersible company's CEO, Stockton Rush, not hired affirmative action diversity employees rather than the "50-year-old white guys" he despises to man the vessel. Read More
06.22.21- We Must Act Now
This we are told by Kyiv Post correspondent Jason Jay Smart, American by birth.
Who are “we”? Why must we act — now? How must we act? Against whom must we act?
And how might this fellow’s counsel wreck us all?
These are the central questions we tackle today. Read More
I was recently told that humanity is “rapidly advancing” toward solving the socialist calculation problem. I wasn’t told why, but around the same time, economist Daron Acemoglu suggested that artificial intelligence could be the solution.
To get literary, perhaps we are on the verge of creating the Machines, the artificial intelligences that plan the global economy in Isaac Asimov’s short story, “The Evitable Conflict”. Read More
The first tangible sign that the ongoing NATO "exercise" dubbed "Air Defender 2023" will go "live" to direct war with Russia, has come out: British mass-media outlet SKY NEWS is running a piece calling for Western Air Power to directly enter the Ukraine war and bomb Russians. Read More
Are you deeply struggling right now? If so, I want you to know that you are not alone. The things that I am about to share with you are not meant to be depressing. Rather, I hope that you will be encouraged to see that there are countless others in the exact same boat. Over the past few years, the cost of living has been rising much faster than paychecks have, and this has put enormous financial pressure on millions of American families. In some cases, families are dealing with extreme financial stress even though both parents are working good jobs. Virtually everything has become substantially more expensive, and so our money is not going nearly as far as it once did. Read More
We’ve spent a lot of time discussing financial anxiety and planning for financial security quite a bit over the last few years.
Today, we’re going to shift gears.
Instead, we’re going to discuss affluent Americans who are confident in their financial stability and believe their savings are secure enough to weather any economic storm. Read More
We live in a society where we have been trained not to ask the hard questions. Instead, we are just supposed to relax and let others do our thinking for us. If you do insist on asking pesky questions, you are likely to be labeled a “conspiracy theorist” or something even worse. And even those labels are a form of control. Very few of us are eager to be labeled “one of those people”, and so most of us just go along with the program. You see, the truth is that those in power do not want us to be independent thinkers. They want us to be sheep. But the good news is that more people than ever are waking up to the fact that the elitists that are running things are rotten to the core. Read More
US econowatchers have been stumped by a bizarre divergence in the US economy in recent months. On one hand, the aftermath of the March bank crisis which destroyed two of the largest California banks, led to a crippling tightening in credit standards at least according to the SLOOS survey.
On the other hand, after a brief airpocket three months ago when credit card debt saw its lowest increase in over two years, revolving consumer credit has exploded higher and the last two months have seen a near-record increase... Read More
The real drama of default in global markets has not been the federal debt ceiling negotiations in Washington but the write-off by inflation. The issue of whether it turns out that the US Treasury for a few weeks has been slow in servicing its debts—with all delays subsequently rectified—is a sideshow. We could regard this as camouflage for the ongoing real write-off operation. In this, countries led by the US, where a great inflation emerged during the pandemic and Ukraine war, have achieved big reductions in the real value of their debts. Read More
06.13.23- Cut the Chains of Financial Serfdom
Ours is a neofeudal economy of financial serfs in servitude to a Financial Aristocracy.
The Financial Nobility/Aristocracy own all the debt and the serfs owe the debt to the Aristocracy. The serfs own assets that don’t generate much income, the Aristocracy owns assets that generate trillions of dollars in income. The serfs pay high tax rates if they make above-poverty wages, the Financial Nobility pay low taxes thanks to tax-avoidance scams arranged by the Aristocracy’s toadies and lackeys in the Central State. The serfs create value, the Financial Nobility is parasitic. Read More
In a world full of unimaginable absurdity, we spend a lot of time thinking about the future… and to where all of this insanity leads.
“Future Headline Friday” is our satirical take of where the world is going if it remains on its current path. While our satire may be humorous and exaggerated, rest assured that everything we write is based on actual events, news stories, personalities, and pending legislation. Read More
The United States spends more money per capita on healthcare than any other country on Earth – almost twice as much as Germany and triple Japan. To emphasize, this is the average spending on an individual level, so it’s triple the spending of Japan per person.
And what do Americans get for all that spending?
The US is the fattest and the sickest in terms of chronic disease rates in the world. Per Statista, “the CDC estimates that six in ten adults in the United States currently live with a chronic disease such as cancer, heart disease, or diabetes.” You probably know someone personally – in all likelihood, multiple people – who suffers from a chronic health condition. Read More
A year ago progressive news outlets were calling the idea of the culture war a “right-wing conspiracy theory” that had no basis in reality. Yet, the injection of far-left politics into entertainment media had already started years previous, with noticeable propaganda efforts in movies, streaming television, children's shows and books, even commercial advertising was replete with progressive ideological imagery by 2016 onward.
The goal is relatively obvious – To erase competing ideals and viewpoints while saturating the market with only one political vision; a woke vision. It's called social engineering, and anyone who claims this is not happening in the US today is gaslighting. Read More
06.07.23- The Virtual Reality Race Is On
A small buyout proposal quietly unfolded late last week, as 3D Systems Corp. (DDD) offered $1.2 billion for rival Stratasys Ltd. (SSYS).
Some analysts say the proposal could start a new bidding war in the 3-D printer space. Stratasys has already rejected a potential takeover from Nano Dimension Ltd. (NNDM), another company that’s also apparently working on a merger with Desktop Metal Inc. (DM).
But I don’t really care. Read More
06.06.23- A Short History of Virology
This article is pulled from the 15 day Troubles Away program of short videos and games designed to remove troubles from your life.
Considering recent global events does a short history of virology support the central insight of Troubles Away, namely that troubles appear when we believe in something that is not true? Read More
06.05.23- The Fiscal Irresponsibility Act
House Republicans have been awarded their very first Emmy Award for outstanding performance in acting like runaway government spending makes them sad.
“I’m so humbled to be receiving this prestigious award,” said a giddy Kevin McCarthy, holding the golden statue aloft. “This award belongs to all of us – every Republican who has gone on Fox News to complain about the national debt or give impassioned C-SPAN speeches to an empty House floor to convince the American people they care about this stuff, your acting really paid off.” Read More
06.01.23- AI: Good News for Bad Guys
In fact, AI and GPT together are almost the only drivers of positive stock market performance today.
A small group of companies with advanced capabilities in AI/GPT (Microsoft, NVIDIA, Google, Apple, and a few others) are rallying sharply on the profit and productivity potential offered by the new technology.
If the AI/GPT plays were removed from stock market indices, the remainder of the stocks would be down on a year-to-date basis. Whether this performance is a bubble or a genuine leap based on fundamentals remains to be seen. Read More
06.01.23- The Debt Deal Disaster
Why are we funding 87,000 new IRS agents, the green new deal, the DOJ/FBI persecution of Donald Trump and the J6ers, & pharma (still)? Corruption… we the people, want the GOP to quit negotiating terrible deals and start acting like winners.
Why are so many companies continuing to push this woke nonsense regardless of the boycotts? The answer is BlackRock, Vanguard, and the globalists are propping up their stocks despite the decline in revenue. This is planned, and we either fight back, or they will continue to buy off our nation. Read More
05.31.23- This is the End of a Mega-Cycle
Have we finally reached the end of the road? When it comes to the economy, most of us focus on short-term cycles. In recent years there have been times when the economy has been growing and there have been times when the economy has been shrinking, but all of those short-term fluctuations have happened in the context of a long-term trend of debt-fueled “growth”. We have been relentlessly stealing from the future in order to make the present more pleasant, and most of us pretend that the piper will never have to be paid. But of course the truth is that a day of reckoning is fast approaching, and that day of reckoning is going to be immensely painful. Read More
05.30.23- The Metaphysics Underlying
If legacy news corporations fail to report that large majorities of the American public now view their journalistic product as straight-up propaganda, does that make it any less true?
According to a survey by Rasmussen Reports, 59% of likely voters in the United States view the corporate news media as "truly the enemy of the people." This is a majority view, held regardless of race: "58% of whites, 51% of black voters, and 68% of other minorities" — all agree that the mainstream media has become their "enemy." Read More
05.27.23- America Is on Suicide Watch
A once proud America is lamentably on suicide watch, and half of the nation is going about its business, thinking national problems are the usual and will eventually work out. They always have. We mistakenly hold this view of the nation’s problems as inevitably valid. That is, until that day, it’s no longer valid. And then there is darkness, whaling, and the gnashing of teeth. The death of a great moral society is an evil, ugly, and often crushing tragedy. But like all sudden death, no one thought it possible, yet all the signs were prominently apparent. Read More
73% of the US population, according to official estimates, has its drinking water fluoridated.
“Water fluoridation” means that the government adds a synthetic form of the potentially toxic chemical fluoride into the water under the guise of Public Health™. Read More
Digital currency might be a good thing in the right hands...
With all the (completely justified) angst surrounding central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), it’s easy to forget that the concept of digital money isn’t the problem. It’s just a tool like any other and can be used for good or evil, depending on who’s wielding it. Read More
05.24.23- Are You Ready For a Real Recession?
In a real recession, what seemed safe and rock-solid melts into air.
We haven’t had a real recession in forty years (1981-82) and so only those who were in the workforce back then have any experience of how far and how fast things we think are solid can unravel. What’s a real recession? In the most basic terms, a real recession is an organic, i.e. unmanipulated by central banks, completion of the credit cycle, also known as the business cycle. Read More
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is one of the Left’s premier, well-heeled, and most dishonest and ruthless attack dogs. It relentlessly smears legitimate conservative individuals and groups by labeling them as purveyors of “hate” and lumping them in with the likes of the KKK and neo-Nazis. Its name-calling and defamation would be just more of the same rubbish that comes daily from the Left were it not for the fact that the social media giants and numerous other major corporations still take the massively discredited SPLC seriously and use its smear pieces as a guide to shun and deplatform various dissenters from the Leftist agenda. So the SPLC sounds like the perfect organization for the Biden regime to work with, right? Oh, absolutely. Now this sinister and hateful group is partnering with the equally corrupt and politicized FBI. Read More
05.22.23- Is Self-Defense Becoming Illegal?
If someone you love were threatened, or physically attacked, do you have the right to defend them? And even more so, when police are being defunded and when criminals are being released on the streets, do you have a right to protect yourself?
Do you have to just let things happen?
Must you just watch while innocent people are victimized by criminals? Read More
05.20.23- Where’s the Justice?
Three years ago, in the depths of lockdowns, it became obvious that we desperately needed a new citizen movement with a different focus.
Prevailing ideological forms were simply not adapted to the enormous exogenous shock to the system that lockdowns implied. It was unexpected, especially under the guise of public health. Read More
05.19.23- How Many Dominoes Must Topple Before One Falls on Us?
Everything’s abstract until it happens to us.
Dominoes falling are abstractions until one falls on you. Lines of dominoes toppling are an apt analogy to highly centralized systems that are tightly bound, that is, all the transactions that flow through the centralized hubs are interconnected, so when one domino falls, it topples chains of dominoes that then topple other chains. Read More
US policies and mounting concerns over creditworthiness are dragging down the greenback, the investor says
The US dollar is starting to lose its leading position across the globe, as Washington has become the world’s largest debtor, famed investor Jim Rogers told Sputnik news agency on Wednesday.
The co-founder of the Quantum Fund noted that more and more countries are growing hesitant about the greenback, as deep reliance on its use can lead to various problems. Read More
05.16.23- Godfather of AI Issues a Warning
The hype surrounding artificial intelligence is getting out of control.
I figured choppy market conditions would put a lid on some of the crazier AI discourse pundits have tossed around since these stocks first started running earlier this year.
But it’s only getting worse. Read More
“I do not say that democracy has been more pernicious on the whole, and in the long run, than monarchy or aristocracy. Democracy has never been and never can be so durable as aristocracy or monarchy; but while it lasts, it is more bloody than either. … Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. ” – John Adams Read More
In the summer of 1997, three songs were played over and over and over again on the radio. They were Building a Mystery by Sarah McLaughlin, Sunny Came Home by Shawn Colvin, and Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? by Paula Cole.
All day. Every day. On every radio station, it seemed.
And good songs, they are. Colvin’s Sunny Came Home is about renewal, while McLaughlin’s Building a Mystery is a love song. But Paula Cole’s song seemed the neediest. Read More
05.11.23- Regional Bank Turmoil In The U.S. Is Far From Over
Interest rate hikes by key central banks around the world and tightening credit conditions will put pressure on U.S. regional banks’ capital, credit quality, and profitability. Globally systemically important banks (G-SIBs) are benefiting from the diversity of business lines they have, as well as from the various sources of funding they can access. However, many regional banks, by definition, do not have the asset diversity and funding advantages that G-SIBs enjoy. Read More
05.10.23- The Biblical Story of the
Recently I was rereading the story of Joseph – remember, he led the Israelites out of Canaan during a famine and settled, with the Egyptian pharoah’s permission, in the land of Goshen.
Now, of course I’m familiar with the story. What I hadn’t remembered, that struck me this time, was there was some kind of monetary crisis going on. Here, let me show you:
Genesis 47:15 (KJV):
05.09.23- Where Not to Be in a Crisis
For many years, there have been those who have been prognosticating an economic crisis – not just a recession lasting a year or two, but a full-blown Greater Depression that would eclipse any major event we’ve seen in our lifetimes.
That may appear to be an overstatement, but historically, it’s the norm for a time of major upheaval to occur every eighty years or so. And although some of us began analysing and commenting on the Greater Depression many years ago, it’s clear to all of us that we’ve now entered the leading edge of the crisis. Read More
Lately, every other news story is about artificial intelligence and how AI is going to take over the world.
No less an eminence than Elon Musk has warned: “One of the biggest risks to the future of civilization is AI. But AI is both positive or negative — it has great promise, great capability, but also with that comes great danger.”
Me, I call BS on such predictions — for now, at least. Why? Because I enlisted ChatGPT, the easiest way to interface with AI, as my co-author for this week’s column. Read More
05.05.23- The Worst Inflation of All:
High consumer prices are one thing. Inflation has taken its toll on most household finances. But add high interest rates on top of soaring consumer debt, and the financial pressure increases even more.
05.04.23- The US Is No Longer a Democracy
The GEOFOR editorial board asked Paul Craig Roberts, chairman of the Institute for Political Economy, USA, PhD in economics and U.S. undersecretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration to comment on the prosecution of Donald Trump, and to find out whether it could lead to the former president’s actual incarceration, and how it would affect the presidential election in 2024.
GEOFOR: Dear Mr. Roberts: At the beginning of the 20th century, Eugene V. Debs already ran for president of the United States while in prison. In the 21st century, they are trying to exclude Donald Trump from the presidential race in every possible way. To what extent will the ongoing investigation hinder him in his quest to occupy the Oval Office and what consequences can Alvin Bragg’s desire to put the ex-president behind bars lead to? Read More
05.03.23- Another Zombie Bites the Dust
05.02.23- ‘One Health’ — The Global Takeover of Everything
In the March 22, 2023, video above, Dr. David Bell, Ph.D., a PANDA Science Sense Society1 executive committee member,2 reviews the new international pandemic treaty proposed by the World Health Organization — what it is and the impact it will have on democracy and freedom across the world — and the proposed amendments to the WHO’s international health regulations (IHR).3 As noted by PANDA:4 Read More
05.01.23- Will The US Lose Its Global Dominance?
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On this channel, we spend most of our time focusing on the macroeconomic picture.
But the economy doesn't exist in a vacuum. Read More
04.29.23- Invisibility Cloaks, Metamaterial Crystals, and Plasma Sheaths
I figured that while we’re on the subject of strange science and technology this week we might as well talk about another subject near and dear to my inclination for high octane speculation: invisibility. I’ve written a whole book on the subject in connection to the Philadelphia Experiment (Secrets of the Unified Field: The Philadelphia Experiment, the Nazi Bell, and the Discarded Theory), and on occasion I’ve blogged about the subject. It’s a subject that has captured the imaginations of others as well, as a cursory glance at the book titles on the subject will attest. Read More
04.28.23- Statist Intervention – The Consequences
This article looks at our current economic condition from the viewpoint of classical economics. It is now 87 years since classical economics were dismissed by John Maynard Keynes in his “General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money”.
Central to Keynes’s opus was a desire to create a role for the state, intervening in economic affairs. In searching for this objective, he had to traduce the law of the markets — Say’s law. We show why this was mistaken. The error has been at the root of the accumulated errors of monetary policies ever since. Read More
A year and a half ago, when I put out my book Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order and an animated video of it, I described the five big forces that have driven and are driving just about everything: 1) the credit/debt/market/economic cycle, 2) the internal peace/conflict cycle that shapes the domestic order, 3) the external peace/conflict cycle that shapes the international order, 4) acts of nature (e.g., droughts, floods, and pandemics), and 5) human inventiveness/technology. I explained how these interact together to drive just about everything in what I called the “Big Cycle” and how lessons I learned from studying history led me to believe that we are on a path toward a period of great disorder that includes financial turbulences and great conflicts within countries. Read More
Consumers’ behaviors cause the consumer price index (CPI) broad heading of food to understate the real or wallet level of inflation. It is much worse than the top line statistic—it is a serious offense to the poor and fixed-income citizens.
The CPI measures nominal dollar changes based on month over month and year over year for 299 items. The year ending December 2021 posted an overall CPI of 3.4 percent. Food at home was up 6.5 percent during this period. For the year ending 2022 the CPI rose 6.5 percent while food rose 10.4 percent. Compounding the two years the CPI rose 11 percent, and the food at home category rose 17.6 percent. Read More
Depending on the source you check, the U.S. debt ceiling has been lifted or modified approximately 102 times since its inception in 1917.
By June of this year, that number is likely to increase by one, and that means the U.S. debt is poised to skyrocket after it happens.
But what if things don’t go according to plan? That’s what we’re going to examine briefly in this article. Read More
04.21.23- The Most Dangerous Man on Earth
After extended and painful deliberation… we have arrived upon an unshakeable conclusion:
The most dangerous human being on Earth is the ideological human being.
It is the ideological human being — the human being set aflame by theory and belief — that most menaces our individual and collective happiness. Read More
04.20.23- Should You Fear AI?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage these days.
You can’t read headlines or turn on the news without hearing about how machines with vast computing power, access to billions of books and documents, the ability to teach themselves and blinding processing speeds are now poised to take over the world.
Last night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson even had an in-depth conversation about AI with Elon Musk. Musk didn’t have an optimistic take.
I’ve been studying AI and its potential for years. Read More
Attention – Danger!!!!
This commentary speaks to America’s parallel with events that began in 1930s Germany and resulted in the meteoric rise of a right-wing group that eventually became the Nazi Party. But in America, it’s not the Nazis that worry me; it’s the Licentious Left that is most worrisome.
America’s takeover by Left-wing Socialists and the impending financial collapse they caused will destroy this country. The parallel to 1930s Germany is unmistakable and undeniable. Read More
04.18.23- Harmful Until Proven Otherwise
By now you’re certainly aware of the recent intelligence leaks of secret and top-secret U.S. military assessments of the ongoing Russian military operation in Ukraine.
If we blow through the puffery, the bottom line is that military experts in Washington all but predict that Russia is set to prevail, and Ukraine is set to lose. Read More
International Man: The economic, political, social, and cultural situation seems to have become increasingly volatile in the United States and more broadly in the West. Is this a unique situation or part of a recurring historical cycle?
Authors William Strauss and Neil Howe introduced a popular theory in their book, The Fourth Turning, outlining the recurring generational cycles that have occurred throughout history. Read More
04.12.23- A Nervous Hiatus
“Having lived through a reality-optional period of history, it will come as an ecstatic shock to learn that the world requires us to pay attention to what is really happening and to act accordingly.” —JHK
On Easter Sunday, fate put me on the Jersey Turnpike at 5:30 in the morning. I was motoring home from our nation’s capital where I traveled for the memorial service of a favorite aunt who passed away last month at ninety-five after a richly rewarding life. Her husband, my favorite uncle, enjoyed a long and colorful career in America’s Intel Community, and passed-on back in 2002. They recruited him at the founding of Spooks Inc in the late 1940s, since he came out of the army intel corps in Southeast Asia during World War Two. Read More
04.11.23- The Curse of Rousseau
The UK Telegraph on March 31, 2023, reported “Joe Biden’s America is splitting at the seams.” The article reported results of a new survey of Americans undertaken by the National Opinion Research Center and the Wall Street Journal. The survey finds startling declines in Americans faith in America, their communities, religion, and a sharp drop in patriotism. Americans who prioritize patriotism fell from 61% to 38%. Community involvement collapsed to 27%. Religion dropped from 48% to 39%, and those to whom starting a family is important fell from 43%to 30%. Read More
04.10.23- Bondage Is Cruel
Did you know that San Francisco’s recently completed 1.7-mile Central Subway cost $1.95 billion? That amounts to over $217,400 per foot. On a per inch basis, this is over $18,000.
Is $18K per inch a good deal?
Currently, less than 3,000 daily riders take the Central Subway. This represents about 0.37 percent of the city’s total population. Perhaps for these riders it’s a good deal. For everyone else it’s a complete rip off. Read More
04.08.23- Ready Yourself for the 2024 Storms
The end of the Marxist-infiltrated Progressive Era isn’t happening with a whimper, but with bangs. In 2024, it’ll happen with convulsions, likely violent. What follows is up for grabs.
The foreshadowing occurred again in Nashville last week. Will the leftist-stoked and Democrat/establishment sanctioned 2020 riots prove merely a preview to a calamitous and pivotal 2024 presidential election year? Read More
Millions of Americans are at risk of losing their Medicaid coverage in coming months, but residents in Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, New Hampshire and South Dakota will be the first to bear the brunt of the terminations.
States have been barred by Congress from winnowing their Medicaid rolls since the Covid-19 pandemic began. That prohibition ends on Saturday, and some states are moving much more swiftly than others to kick off those deemed ineligible for the public health insurance program for low-income Americans. Read More
04.06.23- Franklin D. Roosevelt's Gold Heist
Yesterday (April 5) marked the 90th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 6102 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was touted as a measure to stop gold hoarding, but it was in reality, an attempt to remove gold from public hands.
Many people refer to EO-6102 as a gold confiscation order. But confiscation is probably not the best word for what happened in practice. Read More
04.05.23- Stop Searching for Heroes
One of the reasons so many people love Trump is that he became an accidental hero to an angry electorate. Trump, unlike every other tired politician in 2015/6, did not balance his words, consult with polling data, or regurgitate tired old conservative talking points. He came across as a genuine, albeit flawed man. When his Administration failed on so many levels - especially in 2020 - much of it was understandably the result of bad administration selections. Trump was placed in a position to hire all of the Bush rejects to field his White House. But much of that goes back on Trump, himself. After all, the buck stops with the boss, which is why so many others are disappointed in him - especially as it pertains to his inaction in 2020 regarding both the extraordinarily violent leftwing rioting around these United States and the Fauci-driven Covidian totalitarianism. Read More
04.04.23- An Unbridled Leftist Government
Now is the time for constitution-loving Americans to fish or cut bait. We are at the very cusp politically, where honest Americans should no longer simply tolerate or acquiesce to the mismanagement of our government by grifters, incompetents, thieves, and Chinese agents of influence like Joe Biden. Conservatives everywhere must seek, indeed, demand the immediate end of Biden’s government because they are so dangerously wrong to the point that even the remaining twenty months of Biden’s corrupt presidency stands as a clear and present danger to our Great Republic. As Lincoln predicted, America is being destroyed from within, and it must be stopped. The tools are in the Constitution. GOP, use them! Read More
04.03.23- FAA Alerts and Air Incidents
Those who know me well know that I have this love-hate relationship with flying. In fact, the last time I was on an airplane was in 1986, coming back from the United Kingdom where I had just finished my doctorate and was gearing up for the final rewrite and submission. I vowed then and there never to set foot on nor travel by airplane again, and I haven’t and won’t. I’m just one of those people that is afraid of the whole danged process, and all those arguments about it being statistically the safest way to travel fall on my very unsympathetic ears. Suffice it to say my experience with flying has been less-than-optimistic, and I’ll be happy to recount those experiences for anyone willing to listen to them. Read More
Why MMT and CBDC Are Dangerous
When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns or dollars. Take your choice – there is no other.”- Ayn Rand
Given that CBDC is an important topic, this is a good time to describe basic MMT beliefs as applied through CBDC use. Read More
03.31.23- America, Arm Your Schools Now!
Tragically, it has happened again. A mentally deranged woman (who called herself a man) walked into a private Christian church-school and killed three nine-year-old children (one of whom was the church pastor’s daughter) and three adult school employees. And once again, the shootings took place in a gun-free zone. Read More
In 1968, HAL 9000 did for computers what Jaws would do for sharks seven years later…
I wasn’t yet born in ‘68, so I was lucky enough to miss the whole “HAL” thing. But for people who watched 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fear felt justified.
Fear of what? We’ll get to that in a bit. Read More
03.29.23- Why the Dollar-based International System Is Breaking Up
The Federal Reserve’s higher interest rates after 12 years of zero interest rates are devaluing the asset side of banks’ balance sheets. This frightens depositors and they withdraw their deposits. Depositors also are withdrawing their money because they can get much higher interest rates on safe US Treasuries. According to some reports, $1 trillion has already been withdrawn from US banks. Bloomberg is reporting rumors that Schwab’s $7 Trillion empire based on low rates is cracking from bond losses. In the face of this vulnerability of the financial system, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates further. Read More
03.28.23- A Matter Of Trust
“I’ve lived long enough to have learned,
So we made it through a Friday evening without a bank collapse. This obviated the need for another weekend of regulatory scrambling, but if the price action is anything to go by we’re not out of the woods just yet. European bank shares took another dive on Friday after Deutsche Bank called a tier 2 bond and lit the fuse on more selling. The decision makers at Deutsche must have thought that early repayment would engender confidence. But this market is suspicious of promises, and promise-makers. Read More
In response to questions he received during a press conference on Monday about Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin cementing a “new era” in strategic partnership between China and Russia, the White House National Security Council’s John Kirby made no fewer than seven assertions that the US is the “leader” of the world.
The standard Keynesian policy solution to economic inefficiency is that government takes active measures via a (supposedly) wise and knowledgeable central bank, one filled with people who hold Ph.D.s in economics from top-notch universities.
Because they know stuff.
These central bankers act in tandem with fiscal policy emanating from a (supposedly) all-seeing, all-knowing government, one filled with well-intended political actors. And politicians know stuff, too. Well, that’s what they tell you, anyhow. Read More
03.24.23- My Preferences For Defensive Firearms
As an author, columnist, radio talk show host and pastor who is outspoken in my support of the Second Amendment, I often receive inquiries from people asking for my personal preferences regarding firearms. This column is devoted to answering some of those inquiries.
I’m sure this column will not provide anything new for the firearms aficionados out there. However, we are living in a violence-prone society, and more and more people (especially ladies) who never paid much attention to guns before are sensing the need to arm themselves but often don’t know where to start. I hope this column helps these folks. Read More
After the implosion of the FTX crypto exchange run by Sam Bankman Fried, questions of due diligence and competency immediately arose, suggesting that perhaps the company mishandled assets “accidentally” and that Fried was naive and “in over his head.” Numerous central bank officials and globalist organizations jumped into the debate almost immediately, arguing that FTX was a perfect example of why centralized regulation of crypto and digital currencies was necessary. They claimed that without oversight by banking elites, disaster was inevitable. Read More
KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) seems perfectly American, while Too Clever by Half is quintessential British!
I think Powell needs to deliver one simple message:
This isn’t over yet.
Last week after Silicon Valley Bank went poof in a matter of hours, I wrote that this financial catastrophe is just getting started:
“Like Lehman Brothers in 2008, SVB is just the tip of the iceberg. . .”
Within days, several other banks were on the verge of collapse. And now today, of course, major banks in the United States (including JP Morgan) are rallying to save the First Republic Bank. Read More
Throughout history, whenever there has been a major shift in the world, it has usually been accompanied by a single iconic event that is associated with that change.
For example, historians often point to 476 AD as the year that the Western Roman Empire fell, when Odoacer and his barbarians forced the abdication of the Emperor Augustus— even though it was obvious that Rome was in decline way before 476. Read More
03.18.23- SVB + FTX + SBF = WTF?
“Deny, deflect, minimise & mock your enemies questions. Don’t engage them in good faith, they’re attacking you with a view to undermining you. Don’t fall for it. Don’t give them an inch.” — Aimee Terese on Twitter
The net effect of all the lying propaganda laid on the public by the people running things lo these many recent years is a peculiar inertia that makes us seemingly impervious to gross political shocks. Momentous things happen and almost instantly get swallowed up by time, as by some voracious cosmic amoeba that thrives on human malignancy. Case in point: the multiple suicide of several giant banks just days ago that prompted “Joe Biden” to nationalize the US banking system. Read More
03.17.23- Real Deposit Insurance
We are hearing a lot about Liquidity and Solvency right now. Often people talk about them as though they are two different things. That can be true at times, but in many cases, there is a complex relationship between the two. That is particularly true for financial companies and banks, which is where this discussion is centered.
Solvency & Liquidity
Let’s start with extreme and obvious examples. Read More
I would encourage all of us to watch Israel very carefully in the coming days, because I believe that we could soon see some incredible events take place. In particular, I am specifically watching for a couple of things. Rumors of an imminent war between Israel and Iran are starting to reach a crescendo, and I am entirely convinced that such a conflict could potentially erupt this year. Also, I am closely watching for an announcement about the discovery of the Ark of the Covenant. Needless to say, such an announcement would be the greatest archaeological bombshell in history. Read More
03.13.23- The Collapse Of SVB
Thus far in this 3-year fiasco of mismanagement and corruption, we’ve avoided a financial crisis. That’s for specific reasons. We just had not traveled there in the trajectory of the inevitable. Are we there yet? Maybe. In any case, the speed of change is accelerating. All that awaits is to observe the extent of the contagion.
The failure of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), $212 billion in assets until only recently, is a huge mess and a possible foreshadowing. Its fixed-rate bond holdings declined rapidly in market valuation due to changed market conditions. Its portfolio crashed further due to a depositor run. And it all happened in less than a few days. Read More
03.11.23- Is SVB Just the Beginning?
Our guard should have gone rocketing up last month — when Mr. Jim Cramer recommended Silicon Valley Bank stock to his listeners.
That is because the fellow is a nearly perfect “contrarian indicator.” If he says x you can very reliably wager on y.
SVB stock was trading hands at $320 that day. Today it trades hands at $0. It has vanished from existence. Read More
Josef Mengele — the Nazi “Angel of Death” — was hounded to the ends of the Earth by the US and other Western governments in the aftermath of WWII for his sadistic medical experimentation on Jews in his custody during the war. That’s how America used to treat psychopathic war criminals. Read More
Here’s how Social Security is supposed to work: You and your employer pay a portion of your wages (through mandatory payroll taxes) into the Social Security program, which is stored in a “trust fund” where they grow over time. Then, when you retire, you apply for your benefits and collect a monthly check.
Maybe you think that’s how it does work? If so, I’ve got some bad news for you. Read More
03.08.23- Parents Majoring In The Minors
Articles about the horrible quality (on purpose) of what passes for education in public schools have become so prevalent that people now tend to take this inferior education for granted and so are tempted to just ignore it.
We recently were informed that some schools are now ending their honors programs so they can promote “equity” (racism). It seems that lots of the white kids do well in the honors programs so that now must cease and we must begin to enforce a stultifying conformity, a “one size fits all” program they have mislabeled as “equity,” Read More
The past few decades of unnaturally easy money have created a world of “moral hazard” in which a ridiculous number of people borrowed far more than they should have.
03.06.23- A Nanny State Idiocracy: When the Government Thinks It Knows Best
“Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the apparatus—the bureaucracy, the police, the military.”—Simone Weil, French philosopher
It’s hard to say whether we’re dealing with a kleptocracy (a government ruled by thieves), a kakistocracy (a government run by unprincipled career politicians, corporations and thieves that has little regard for the rights of American citizens), or if we’ve gone straight to an idiocracy. Read More
03.04.23- Fly Away from Your Own Destruction
Well … the more things change the more they remain the same.
I don’t think any of us really knows what it’s going to take to turn life in America around and place it back on a more reasoned and moral path, but it’s a certainty that the nation will soon self-destruct, if it doesn’t soon abandon the policies being implemented by Joe Biden’s anti-American regime. There isn’t any nation that can survive forever being torn between two antithetical ideologies in such a nonsensical, irresponsible and subversive and treasonous manner. Read More
The inevitable outcome was clear for a decade at least, but in the run up to the Covid lockdowns there were many economists in the corporate media that outright denied the reality of an inflationary or stagflationary crisis. Joe Biden, Janet Yellen, Paul Krugman and a host of journalists claimed that concerns about inflation were “overblown” and that the Federal Reserve had everything under control.
Some might say they were ignorant. Read More
03.02.23- When Nations Collapse
03.01.23- Market Morons Finally Forced
Investors have been slower than a tank of turtles swimming in molasses when it comes to grasping reality, but they may be getting the message on inflation and the Fed’s fight ahead at last. That said, one should never underestimate the resolve of people to enshrine their wishes as unholy doctrines in order to continue chasing the phantasms of their greed like drunken gamblers in a smoke-clouded casino. This bear market — now well over a year long — has produced many rallies that were exemplary in demonstrating that unattractive quality of the human condition. Read More
In 1969 while testifying to Congress, US Secretary of the Treasury Joseph Barr called out 155 Americans who were not paying their “fair share” of taxes.
Those 155 Americans had managed to reduce their federal tax liability to essentially zero by using perfectly legal deductions and credits in the tax code. Read More
02.27.23- The Next Bear Market Shoe
Somebody once described equity pricing to me as a dog that walks on a leash with a man, down a path through the woods.
The path represents the underlying fundamentals of the company or the market, and the dog represents investor sentiment and market valuation about said company or market.
As the man walks down the “fundamentals” path, the dog strays wildly, side-to-side, on the leash. First to the far left side of the path, then back to the right - and in the interim, everywhere in between. It’s distracted, chases woodland creatures, tries to smell items and is just generally excitable. That’s investor behavior. Read More
02.25.23- Weaponizing Global Depression
Today, I’m going to talk about weaponizing global depression. That’s right, global depression can be weaponized. The key to this dynamic is the asymmetries built into the global economy.
One important asymmetry is energy, with exporting (producer) nations on one end and importing (consumer) nations on the other. A very small number of nations/regions occupy the middle: they export or import relatively little energy, as they are largely self-sufficient and can make do with what they produce themselves. They aren’t reliant on exports for income or imports to keep their economy from collapsing. Read More
02.24.23- The World vs. the Khazarian Mafia
Good morning on this fine Thursday.
I bring news from my other adopted country, the United Kingdom.
You may know I lived in London for nearly ten years and consider myself a cultural Anglophile. (But not a political one; the British polity lost the plot ages ago.) Read More
02.22.23- Pfizer Knowingly Allowed Dangerous Components in its Vaccines (Part 1)
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine contains mRNA fragments called “truncated mRNA.” This is a serious issue on top of the vaccine’s life-threatening safety events. Stunningly, Pfizer submitted falsified mRNA analytical reports to multiple health authorities.
The issue of truncated mRNA led the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to raise a “major objection” before its December 2020 conditional approval of the vaccine. What has happened? How have these issues been considered resolved? This two-part series article will address the matter in depth and examine its potential consequences for human health. Read More
Joe Biden just made a surprise visit to Kyiv during which he announced that the U.S. is going to be involved for “as long as it takes” to win the war against Russia. Meanwhile, the Russians have now pulled together far more forces than they originally invaded Ukraine with a year ago. They intend to fight for “as long as it takes” too. There are no peace negotiations and there aren’t going to be any peace negotiations. Both sides are counting on the other side to eventually back down. But what happens if both sides just keep escalating matters until a “point of no return” is reached? Read More
Of course the 2020 election was stolen. Just look around. The proof is right in front of your eyes.
I’m not talking about millions of mail-in ballots with no Voter ID, no safeguards in place, and no signature match. Nor am I talking about ballot harvesting or ballot drop boxes- both literally criminal enterprises that would make the Gambino Crime Family blush. Read More
02.18.23- PPI: Told ‘Ya So
The index for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services rose 0.6 percent in January 2023, the largest advance since moving up 0.9 percent in March 2022. For the 12 months ended in January 2023, prices for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services increased 4.5 percent. The days of "hide the sausage" fiscal policy irrevocably ended with the Ukraine/Russia conflict as a direct result of our, and Europe's, sanctioning actions. It's gone and not coming back. Read More
02.17.23- The Question
The amount of b.s. in the world is truly off the charts.
You and I are accused of “misinformation” by people who couldn’t stop lying if their lives depended on it. Read More
02.16.23- The Horrifying Endgame in Ukraine
In yesterday’s issue, I addressed the biggest and most complex topic on the geopolitical landscape today — China.
But today I’m discussing what is by far the most alarming topic on the geopolitical landscape today. That’s the war in Ukraine and the dangers of escalation. Read More
02.15.23- How to Survive AI Mania
Artificial Intelligence has blossomed into a full blown mini-mania over the past few weeks.
The frothy action has launched several languishing stocks back into the stratosphere. Traders are gobbling up shares of every AI-adjacent stock they can find. The financial media are cranking out fantastical stories of a bold future filled with sentient chatbots able to write term papers for lazy students – and even pass the bar exam.
Growth speculators can’t get enough of the hype. They’re waking from their 2022 hibernation, ready to bet the farm on tech’s next big thing. Read More
There is a point in every life where nothing is worth the effort it requires to give chase.
I’ve had enough.
I’ve been venting, ranting, and writing about topics I judged worth my effort for about fifteen years. My fervor is dead. I’m fighting too many battles on too many fronts.
I’m picking the battle that is most important to me ~ ME! Read More
The US Department of State issued a top-level travel advisory for Americans in Russia. The Biden regime warned all US citizens to leave the country immediately.
The White House warned of the potential for harassment and the singling out of U.S. citizens for detention by Russian government security officials. Just like the Biden administration does to January 6 Trump supporters. Read More
At the very beginning of the covid event in late 2019 to early 2020 the public had little to no information on the details surrounding the outbreak in Wuhan, China and what kind of virus the world might be facing. The virus was coming to western shores and so the public had to prepare for the potential consequences.
People were supposedly dying en masse in China, but the communist country refused to give accurate data on the situation and to this day their reported covid death rate is highly suspect. After a period of uncertainty, suddenly, there was a rush by the media and by government officials to predict the worst case scenario. Read More
02.10.23- - Setting the Record Straight; Stuff You Should Know About Ukraine
On February 16, 2022, a full week before Putin sent combat troops into Ukraine, the Ukrainian Army began the heavy bombardment of the area (in east Ukraine) occupied by mainly ethnic Russians. Officials from the Observer Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) were located in the vicinity at the time and kept a record of the shelling as it took place. What the OSCE discovered was that the bombardment dramatically intensified as the week went on until it reached a peak on February 19, when a total of 2,026 artillery strikes were recorded. Keep in mind, the Ukrainian Army was, in fact, shelling civilian areas along the Line of Contact that were occupied by other Ukrainians. Read More
02.09.23- The Banksters Want Your Money
Happy Thursday from lovely Northern Italy!
I’m sure you’re wondering, “Why the hell is he writing about bailouts? Isn’t this an ancient topic?”
I don’t blame you. Back in 2008 in the US, bailouts were the order of the day. And in 2011 in the European Union, depositors at Cypriot banks were bailed in.
Allow me to set the stage… Read More
02.08.23- How "Prosperity" Ends
There are two kinds of prosperity, one fake, one real. Bogus “prosperity” depends on credit-asset bubbles inflating, magically creating “wealth” not from labor, production or improving productivity, but from the values of assets soaring as bubbles inflate.
This bubble-generated “wealth” then fuels a vast expansion of credit and consumption as assets soaring in value increase the collateral available to borrow against, and the occasional sale of soaring assets generate capital gains, stock options, etc., which then fund sharply higher consumption. Read More
02.07.23- Maine Town Declares
Sedgwick, Maine has done what no other town in the United States has done. The town unanimously passed an ordinance giving its citizens the right “to produce, process, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their choosing.” This includes raw milk, locally slaughtered meats, and just about anything else you can imagine. It’s also a decided bucking of state and federal laws. Read More
The Federal Government of the United States has always been corrupt. President George Washington was the largest whisky producer in the country – he used his power as President to tax all whisky produced, except his own. This sparked what became known as The Whisky Rebellion, which Washington put down using federal troops. Other whisky producers moved across the Appalachian Mountains, producing whisky illegally and smuggling it to market, and American whisky is still primarily made in Kentucky and Tennessee as a result. Read More
02.04.23- Just Beneath
Don’t let the fraudulence of this civilization eclipse the supernova of authenticity hidden just beneath that thin membrane.
Don’t let the vapid artificiality of mainstream culture cause you to miss the weird magic of life as it actually is.
Don’t let the barrage of advertisements screaming “THIS IS NEVER ENOUGH” distract from the symphony of joy in your cells at simply being alive. Read More
As public officials across America prepare to funnel even more of government workers’ savings to private equity moguls, an alarm just sounded for anyone bothering to listen. It is a warning that Wall Street executives, busy skimming fees off retirement nest eggs, want you to ignore. The longer the warning goes unheeded, however, the bigger the financial time bomb may be for workers, retirees and the governments that pay them.
Earlier this month, PitchBook – the go-to news outlet of the private equity industry – declared that “private equity returns are a major threat to pension plans’ ability to pay retirees in 2023”. Read More
02.02.23- The Forgotten Lessons of 2008:
Two years after the great financial crisis of 2008, Seth Klarman shared a memo explaining how he felt that investors were quick to forget the lessons learned from one of the greatest financial meltdowns in modern history. He would remark that these lessons “were either never learned or else were immediately forgotten by most market participants”. Not quite a like-for-like comparison, but today we are ~2 years post one of the strangest exogenous shocks to ever hit the market. In this short time, we witnessed excess, despair, and everything in between. Some are now calling for a recession and a prolonged bear market while others suggest we are on the precipice of a young bull market. Read More
02.01.23- The Cancellation of a Civilization
Few Americans understand that their society has been revolutionized. America is no longer what it was. Wherever you look everything has been overthrown. I will illustrate it with three articles from the City Journal, published by the Manhattan Institute. Two are by Heather Mac Donald and one is by John O. McGinnis. Heather Mac Donald explains what has happened to museums (Winter 2022) and to the medical profession (Summer 2022). John McGinnis (Spring 2022) explains what has happened to the legal profession. Both writers are good at their task and have done their homework. My account is a poor second to reading their articles. Read More
01.31.23- An Idiot’s Guide to Bitcoin (Part 1)
It’s one of the most frequent critiques lobbed my way on social media, email, and even delivered in person via scathing, spittle-soaked tirades…
You’re wrong about crypto!
Yes, I am wrong. In fact, I’ve ignored crypto for years – so I’ve been wrong. The only positive aspect of my crypto-indifference is the consistency. Even when bitcoin was mooning, I remained skeptical. Read More
In secret facilities all over the planet, scientists are pushing the envelope far beyond what most of us thought was possible. They are developing technologies that are decades ahead of what the general public has access to right now, and in many cases little regard is being given to any moral or ethical lines that are being crossed. Unfortunately, many of these new technologies are being designed to be used on us. The “Big Brother control grid” that we see all around us is going to continue to evolve, and each new “improvement” will give the elite even more control. Ultimately, the goal is to get everyone to be completely and utterly dependent on the system that they have created, and anyone that chooses not to be a good servant of that system will be dealt with ruthlessly.Read More
One strategy that can help you succeed while saving for your retirement is proper diversification of your assets. One of the most common diversification methods is to invest in a low-cost index fund tracking a major equity index, usually the S&P 500. Read More
01.27.23- Dangerous Days
Everywhere I’ve looked of late, the news reads like a Who’s Who in a long list of tyrants who want to impose some new insane, nonsensical idea that harms the average American but enriches them and their cronies and grows their power in some way. This is a level of corruption that surpasses even the massive corruption seen in the FDR and Obama administrations, and it begs the question: Just how much more will conservative, Christian and independent American patriots sit still and watch a continuation of more of the same. Read More
It really is a lovely place, California, but it’s so disastrously misgoverned now that the Left has gained total control over the state that it’s no surprise that people want to flee it as quickly as they can. Now, however, it turns out that the Eagles’ Don Henley and Glenn Frey saw something coming that the rest of the world missed: in their notorious 1977 song “Hotel California,” they say: “You can check out any time you like / But you can never leave.” Read More
01.25.23- A Bit of Good News
Ekaterina Blinova Reports “Globalization has died and Davos 2023 was its funeral.” Read her report:
The neoconservative attack on Russia and China has a silver lining. It has killed Globalism. Russia and China and the countries dependent on Russian energy and Chinese goods and financing have been cut off from the WEF’s effort to unify the world under US hegemony. Globalism was never anything but a way for Washington to exploit the rest of the world. As Ms. Blinova says, the World Economic Forum is an elite club that intended to dictate Washington’s rules to the rest of the world. Washington would rule under the guise of “globalism.” Read More
01.24.23- Valuable Lessons For Life In 2023
All too often in life we try to force things. If you look around you, nature never forces (not to be confused with forces of nature) but rather nature adapts. Often this takes time, and it’s that time part that most of us struggle with in life.
In a world of instant gratification, all of us, including myself, become impatient. We want results, and we want them now. Read More
Is your job safe? Right now, we are witnessing so much turmoil is so many different sectors of our economy. The housing market is crashing, the cryptocurrency industry has imploded, the tech industry is laying off workers at an extremely frightening pace, and some of our most important retailers are heading into bankruptcy. The information that I am about to share with you is deeply troubling. It has become exceedingly clear that our economy is in huge trouble, and I fully expect that our problems will accelerate even more as the year rolls along. Read More
01.21.23- Weekend Rant: The Price History of Campbell's Tomato Soup
Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup is one of America's most iconic consumer products. First introduced to American consumers by Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB) in 1898 after having been formulated by John Dorrance the year before, it now ranks as the company's second-most popular soup, selling 85 million cans each year. Read More
01.20.23- How The Economic Machine Works
01.19.23- Biden Bucks and Gas Stoves
I’ve been warning my readers about Biden Bucks coming soon as a threat to your physical cash and your freedoms.
I’ve also written frequently about the false science of climate change and the extreme climate alarmism embraced by global elites and their flunky pseudo-scientist collaborators. They’re meeting right now in Davos, by the way, figuring out new ways to try to run your life.
The Biden administration itself has a long history of using this alarmism to try to control your life. Their most recent offense might just be their worst… Read More
A damning indictment of the Net Zero political project has been made by one of the world’s leading nuclear physicists. In a recently published science paper, Dr. Wallace Manheimer said it would be the end of modern civilisation. Writing about wind and solar power he argued it would be especially tragic “when not only will this new infrastructure fail, but will cost trillions, trash large portions of the environment, and be entirely unnecessary”. The stakes, he added, “are enormous”. Read More
01.17.23- Too Wet? Too Dry?
Climate change, as defined by the United Nations: “Refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, such as through variations in the solar cycle.” That’s actually a good definition. But not willing to leave well enough alone, the UN goes further, spoiling a simple and straightforward definition with: “But since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas.” Read More
What sounds like overeach in itself, is actually a cover for something potentially far, far worse...
The Biden administration is apparently looking to ban gas stoves, calling them a “hidden danger”. But while that sounds bad enough, a deeper dive shows – as usual – it’s not really about what they say it’s about.
Talk of banning gas stoves and “unregulated indoor air quality” could be a Trojan horse designed to get even more “smart” monitoring technology into your home.
Let’s jump in. Read More
Like the Romans, we’re supposedly ruled by laws, not by men. In Rome, the law started with the 12 Tablets in 451 BCE, with few dictates and simple enough to be inscribed on bronze for all to see. A separate body of common law developed from trials, held sometimes in the Forum, sometimes in the Senate.
When the law was short and simple, the saying “Ignorantia juris non excusat” (ignorance of the law is no excuse) made sense. But as the government and its legislation became more ponderous, the saying became increasingly ridiculous. Eventually, under Diocletian, law became completely arbitrary, with everything done by the emperor’s decrees—we call them Executive Orders today. Read More
Your editor entertains a theory:
We Americans are frogs. We are frogs wallowing blissfully in a pot of fatally warming water.
We boil gradually away, unaware… comfortable… arrogant… and ignorant. Read More
01.11.23- Insurrection Anybody?
Insurrections galore spark off all of a sudden, and 2023 was just born days ago! Want to know why? Because the business model of the global economy is broken and the supposed remedy for that is centralized control of populations and super-strict regulation of all their activities — that is, techno-tyranny (with Marxist characteristics, as the Chinese like to put it). Not everybody wants to ride that bus, and so an epic economic problem becomes an arduous political struggle, here and elsewhere in the world. Read More
01.10.23- The Benefits of a Saving Culture
Savings are a vital component of any successful economy, and the foolishness behind the paradox of thrift is exposed in this article. It has been a huge error for Keynesian policy makers to discourage savings in the interests of temporary boosts to consumerism.
It is probably too late now but encouraging people to save by removing all taxation from savings makes an enormous contribution to reducing price inflation and trade deficits, while enhancing national wealth. This is evidenced empirically and demonstrated by reasoned theory. Read More
01.09.23- Fear Of COVID Is
After all of the criticism I’ve directed toward Coronamaniacs and the Vaxxmongers over the past three years - in-person and online - I know that many of them have wished that I’d get very sick and die “from Covid.” If I had, they would have gleefully jeered me, as many did when lockdown critic Herman Cain died. Bear in mind that Mr. Cain was 74 and had Stage IV cancer.
But I haven’t died “from Covid.” Like the super-vast majority of people, I was never at any risk of doing so. Read More
How bad do things have to get before people start realizing that we are in the midst of a full-blown economic crisis?
The “experts” on television are endlessly debating about whether or not we are going to have a “recession” this year, and meanwhile economic activity is imploding all around us. The number of homes being sold in this country each month has already fallen by a third. The number of job cuts in November was 417 percent higher than it was during the same month a year earlier, and at this point even Amazon is laying off thousands of workers. Read More
The New Year brings both optimism and hope. A chance to start fresh. To turn over a new leaf.
The sentiment is welcome. The outcome, however, can be a grave disappointment.
If you recall, 2022 was supposed to be a year of redemption and prosperity. After the ugly coronavirus fiasco, the economy was finally reopening. The general belief was that the resurgence of economic activity was going to bring a new boom and a new cycle of prosperity. Read More
As some of you know, I’m an aficionado of ancient history. I thought it might be worthwhile to discuss what happened to Rome and based on that, what’s likely to happen to the U.S. Spoiler alert: There are some similarities between the U.S. and Rome.
But before continuing, please seat yourself comfortably. This article will necessarily cover exactly those things you’re never supposed to talk about—religion and politics—and do what you’re never supposed to do, namely, bad-mouth the military. Read More
Take warning! If you’re holding your crypto assets on big exchanges like Binance, CoinBase, or Kraken, you’re well-advised to get them off and into a privately-held wallet for a few reasons that we’ll survey here.
I realize a lot of hardened crypto veterans will probably roll their eyes as if to say “duh.” But I didn’t realize this stuff when I got into the uncharted technological territory that is a cryptocurrency, and it has important implications for your financial health. Read More
“In that time, I have something to say. How long before the Halkan prediction of galactic revolt is realized?” – Star Trek, TOS
I just read that it’s the law that if it’s raining in Sweden you have to have your headlights on. How am I going to know if it’s raining in Sweden? Read More
“The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.” – George Orwell, 1984
“Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.” ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Read More
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