10.09.15- Russia, Syria And The Clash Of Empires
Jerry Robinson

ANALYSIS: Russia, Syria and the Clash of Empires

Two days after U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin smiled and shook hands in front of cameras, Moscow launched surprise airstrikes in Syria giving Washington only one hour’s notice. While Russia claimed these airstrikes would target the growing Islamic State fighters in the region, tensions quickly flared when the U.S. began accusing Moscow of bombing its own groups of "rebel” fighters in Syria. Ironically, many of these so-called “rebels”, which Washington stresses are “moderate” Islamists, include members of groups that have been trained and equipped by the CIA and are affiliated with Al Qaeda. Read More

10.08.15- 'Minority Report' Is 40 Years Ahead of Schedule: The Fictional World Has Become Reality
John W. Whitehead

“The Internet is watching us now. If they want to. They can see what sites you visit. In the future, television will be watching us, and customizing itself to what it knows about us. The thrilling thing is, that will make us feel we’re part of the medium. The scary thing is, we’ll lose our right to privacy. An ad will appear in the air around us, talking directly to us.”—Director Steven Spielberg, Minority Report Read More

10.07.15- Syrian Crisis: What Will Happen Next?
Brandon Smith

The Syrian crisis and the confluence of clashing interests there was entirely predictable. In fact, I wrote an article on my former website in 2010 outlining the potential for Syria as a high value catalyst for global conflict titled "Will Globalists Trigger Yet Another World War?"

In it, I summarized the dubious history of wars initiated over the past century, including the nature of false flags and false paradigms created by globalists designed to divide nations and peoples and turn them against each other. This strategy of engineered war (along with engineered economic collapse) has been used time and time again by the elites to artificially generate chaos and then consolidate and centralize power while the masses are blinded by confusion. Read More

10.06.15- Syriasly
James Howard Kunstler

Senior administration officials say the new offensive holds promise and may change the dynamics on the ground.- The New York Times

Whew…. That's reassuring. Finally, a Middle East policy you can believe in.

It's apparently based on a joint Kurdish-Arab army that our side (the USA) is pretending to assemble around the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, near the Turkish border. We're informed also that American military officials have screened the leaders of the Arab groups to ensure that they meet standards set by Congress when it approved $500 million last year for the Defense Department to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels. Read More

10.05.15- The Largest US Foreign Policy Blunder Since Vietnam Is Complete: Iran Readies Massive Syrian Ground Invasion
Tyler Durden

On Thursday, in "Mid-East Coup: As Russia Pounds Militant Targets, Iran Readies Ground Invasions While Saudis Panic", we attempted to cut through all of the Western and Russian media propaganda on the way to describing what Moscow's involvement in Syria actually portends for the global balance of power.

Here are a few excerpts that summarize what's taking shape in the Middle East: Read More

10.03.15- America 2020 - The UFO Economy 2.0
Catherine Austin Fitts

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10.02.15- Wealth Transfer
The Daily Coin

Having the benefit of hindsight is both a blessing and a curse. The blessing comes in the form of situations to avoid in the future and curse is either missing an opportunity or allowing a situation to overwhelm you.

Let’s take a short look back in time and see if we can avoid some future heartache and utilize the blessing of hindsight to our advantage. Read More

10.01.15- 71% Of Americans Oppose Civil Asset Forfeiture. Too Bad Their Representatives Don't Care.
the-power-of-people,-bottlenecked dept

According to a YouGov/Huffington Post poll, 71% of Americans are opposed to civil asset forfeiture.

Too bad their opinion doesn't matter. This is part of the problem.

Most Americans haven't even heard of civil asset forfeiture. This is why the programs have run unchallenged for so many years. Read More

09.30.15- The Crisis of the Now: Distracted and Diverted from the Ever-Encroaching Police State
John W. Whitehead

“When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk: culture-death is a clear possibility.”—Author Neil Postman

Caught up in the spectacle of the forthcoming 2016 presidential elections, Americans (never very good when it comes to long-term memory) have not only largely forgotten last year’s hullabaloo over militarized police, police shootings of unarmed citizens, asset forfeiture schemes, and government surveillance but are also generally foggy about everything that has happened since. Read More

09.29.15- Experts Warn These 5 Things Will Follow the Collapse of the Dollar
Dave Hodges

It is easy to interpret the signals of our economy from afar when we see people driving cars everywhere and we tend to think that our economy is not that bad.

The fact remains that 40 years ago Americans owned those cars that we see them driving. Today, we are renting them as 40% of us are leasing our vehicles.

As we drive up and down our neighborhoods, we see people living in houses and we lie to ourselves as use this as a  false barometer to convince ourselves that everything is OK. However, many of these homes we see people living in, have lost all of their equity. Read More

09.28.15- No Brains In Washington
Paul Craig Roberts

Washington's IQ follows the Fed's interest rate — it is negative. Washington is a black hole into which all sanity is sucked out of government deliberations.

Washington's failures are everywhere visible. We can see the failures in Washington's wars and in Washington's approach to China and Russia.

The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, was scheduled for the week-end following the Pope's visit to Washington. Was this Washington's way of demoting China's status by having its president play second fiddle to the Pope? The President of China is here for week-end news coverage? Why didn't Obama just tell him to go to hell? Read More

09.26.15- Weekend Rant: Buy Gold While You Still Can!
Chris Martenson

An important update on the supply of physical gold

One of our long-running themes here is that the truly historic and massive flows of gold from West to East is (someday) going to stop, for the simple reason that there will be no more physical bullion left to move. 

It’s just a basic supply vs. demand issue.  At current rates of flow, sooner or later the West will entirely run out of physical gold to sell to China and India.  Although long before that hard limit, we suspect that the remaining holders of gold in the West will cease their willingness to part with their gold. Read More

09.25.16- The VW "Scandal"
Eric Peters

This could kill VW – until recently (until last week) the world's largest car company.

But unlike say the exploding Pinto fiasco this is not a story about defective cars. It is a story about defective public policy.

None of the VW cars now in the crosshairs are unreliable, dangerous or shoddily built. They were simply programmed to give their owners best-case fuel economy and performance. Software embedded within each vehicle’s computer – which monitors and controls the operation of the engine – would furtively adjust those parameters slightly to sneak by emissions tests when the vehicle was plugged in for testing. But once out on the road, the calibrations would revert to optimal – for mileage and performance. Read More

09.24.15- Time for the Nuclear Option: Raining Money on Main Street
Ellen Brown

Predictions are that we will soon be seeing the "nuclear option" — central bank-created money injected directly into the real economy. All other options having failed, governments will be reduced to issuing money outright to cover budget deficits. So warns a September 18 article on ZeroHedge titled "It Begins: Australia’s Largest Investment Bank Just Said 'Helicopter Money' is 12-18 Months Away." Read More

09.23.15- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: Trump's Trump
G. Murphy Donovan

Donald Trump is a piece of work even by New York standards: tall, white, loud, brash, entrepreneurial, successful, rich, ruthlessly candid, well-dressed, and fond of heterosexual women. He has married at least three delicious ladies in fact. Trump has five children and seven grandchildren. Indeed, his progeny are well above average too, smartly groomed, photogenic, and successful to boot.

As far as we know, Donald does not have any tattoos, piercings, unpaid taxes, or under-aged bimbo interns. He is not a drunk or a junkie either. Trump projects and enterprises probably employ more folks than the NYC school system -- or the United Nations. Read More

09.22.15- Cunning Craftiness and the Tools of Manipulation
Zen Gardner

While many are aware of the age old tactic of divide and conquer, in many cases even awakened people can get bamboozled by their devilishly clever tricks to hijack humanity. When you realize their ultimate goal is to control our consciousness, using every possible means to accomplish this, these ploys become more and more evident.

The simplest way to influence and steer our thinking and ultimately the preponderance of our collective consciousness is via the media. Read More

09.21.15- Financial Anarchy
Douglas R Terry, CFA

The Federal Reserve left interest rates at 0 after their 2 day policy meeting this week. Less concerning, they lowered the forecast for future rates.

We have red and green street lights. Why? Because society finds it beneficial that people using our streets aren’t speeding through an intersection from both directions at the same time. We have laws against stealing. Why? Because we find it beneficial to our society that people in our country can’t arbitrarily take or use or hard earned possessions. Rules and laws in society exist for the betterment of the whole. Read More

09.19.15- Weekend Rant: China and US Job Loss
Darryl Robert Schoon

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09.18.15- Capitalism and the Future of Liberty
Shane Smith

Capitalism is the engine of a society's prosperity. It remains mostly hidden, unnoticed, but attacked and reviled when attention is focused on it as a result of some scandal. But what drives this hostility toward capitalism? To clarify: What drives the hostility toward the operation of markets that are relatively free of government interference? I don't mean those whose hostility derives from the uneven outcomes that are due to the interference of the political class, but those whose resentment is directed at the process of profit, loss and competition itself. Read More

09.17.15- Should Texas Secede? Texans May Have Ballot Question to "Reassert Its Status As Independent Nation"
Mac Slavo

The question of secession on a ballot it is a one. Secession might make a powerful statement to voice defiance government tyranny, but it could also set off sparks.

Now, it appears that the biggest and most independent-minded state in the union might test that question. What happens after that is anyone’s guess.

Regardless, the possibility shows the pulse of the nation: Read More

09.16.15- Safe Assets In A World Gone Mad
Tom Chatham

Gold and silver are good assets to hold to insure the preservation of EXCESS wealth but there are other assets that are even more valuable longterm. Those things that can be used to produce a product are the elements that can be used to leverage your time, resources and talents to produce wealth. The ability to produce excess is the basis of the need for wealth preservation.

Physical goods in the form of equipment that can be used to create or produce goods needed by society are the basis of prosperity and wealth in the world. Gold and silver only become necessary when society begins to produce more products than the producer can use. Read More

09.15.15- The Golden Fleece – or 3 Ways to "Get-Rich-Quick"
Gary Christenson

  1. Buy a few congresspersons, or preferably a president, and obtain a "no-bid" contract to provide something to the government at a huge markup. It could be Tamiflu vaccine, security services in Iraq, TSA scanners, private prisons or so many other schemes.  The profits can be enormous to the point that payoffs to politicians are insignificant.  This works especially well if you are a member of the financial elite. Read More

09.14.15- CIA and the Drug Business
Douglas Valentine

Special Report: The corrupt connections between U.S. intelligence and drug enforcement go back more than seven decades as American spies and drug investigators routinely crossed paths and collaborated — with the interests of average citizens never high on the agenda, as author Douglas Valentine describes.

The outlawing of narcotic drugs at the start of the Twentieth Century, the turning of the matter from public health to social control, coincided with the belief that the U.S. government had an obligation to American industrialists to create markets in every nation in the world, whether those nations liked it or not. Read More

9/11 Profits Of Doom
The Alex Jones Channel

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09.11.15- Lord Of The Flies: Dystopia Is Arriving
Dave Kranzler

I was driving around Denver yesterday doing my “boots on the ground” due diligence scouting of the local housing market.  I continue to see some “sold” and “under contract” signs but I’m seeing a pile-up forming in new “for sale,” “price reduced,” and “for rent” signs.   The traffic update on the sports radio reported a back-up at an intersection in Denver caused by a fist-fight that had broken out between two drivers.  This country is sliding back into neanderthal times. Read More

09.10.15- 'Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death': The Loss of Our Freedoms in the Wake of 9/11
John Whitehead

“Since mankind’s dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We’ve seen where their way leads, through camps and wars, towards the slaughterhouse.” – Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

What began with the passage of the USA Patriot Act in October 2001 has snowballed into the eradication of every vital safeguard against government overreach, corruption and abuse. Since then, we have been terrorized, traumatized, and acclimated to life in the American Surveillance State. Read More

09.09.15- This Corporation Is Declaring War on Privacy
Ted Bauman

If you are running Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 10, your computer is almost certainly spying on you as you read these words.

The reason is simple. Microsoft has adopted the business strategy employed by Google, Facebook and other Internet giants: profiting by gathering and selling users' personal information rather than by making useful products.

That's not to say that Windows 10 isn't useful. It's actually the best Microsoft OS I’ve seen, and I've tried them all. The problem is that according to the fine print, by default, Read More

09.08.15- Exhaustion…
Be careful what you wish for

Bill Holter

Doom and gloom “porn”, this is the new troll term to describe the realities being described by those who use math and pure logic to derive conclusions.  What other conclusions can one come to than “it’s been a great ride but it’s nearly over”?  We are only a week away from the Fed meeting where interest rates may come off of “zero” (I dare them).  Just reported was an unemployment rate at 5.1% …while 47 million Americans are on food assistance.  Totally “unexpected” was the chemical “explosion of the week” in China Another Chinese Chemical Plant Explodes, Huge Clouds Of Black Smoke Billow Skyward. Read More

09.07.15- Holiday Replay! Civilization at the Crossroads
John Meyer

(Editor's Note: This is a repost of an article that came up in conversation the other day. Occasionally I am fortunate enough to come across a contemporary essay that is so concise and well written that it allows me the opportunity to crystallize and clarify my understanding of a particular subject. This work, by John Meyer, ranks among the best I have ever been privileged to read. Please take the time to absorb the depth of Mr. Meyer's understanding, and be thankful that you have been let in on the truth. - JSB)

In our last letter we stated that, "American capitalism ended in 1913 and remains "An Unknown Ideal." We also commented that, "A troubling question arises: Has the financial community hijacked government?" Read More

09.05.15- Weekend Rant: The Rise Of The Inhumanes
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

America's descent into totalitarian violence is accelerating. Like the Bush regime, the Obama regime has a penchant for rewarding Justice (sic) Department officials who trample all over the US Constitution. Last year America's First Black President nominated David Barron to be a judge on the First US Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. Read More

09.04.15- Deliberate implosion of US economy
Former Bush Sec. of Housing Catherine Austin Fitts

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09.03.15- 'The Business Model of Wall Street Is Fraud'
Jesse’s Café Américain

Most people are sick and tired of the system as it is now. And they are once again attempting to reject the status quo, having been badly disappointed by Obama and the Congress. And this gives rise to popular movements and even third parties.

The biggest problem with popular movements is that they either tend to be co-opted by the most powerful in the status quo and used badly, misdirected and deceived, as in the case of the Tea Party, or diffused by too many factions and lack of prioritization resulting in a lack of effective cohesion, as in the case of the Occupy Movement. Read More

09.02.15- The Safest Place to Escape the New World Order
Dave Hodges

There are many of us who are all to well aware of the dangers that lie ahead for those people who speak out against the tyranny that is sweeping our country. In modern day America, this is a very dangerous time to be outspoken. At places like Washington State University, using the terms “boy”, “girl”, “homosexual”, “senior citizen” and any other term that the globalist political correct police force deems inappropriate, can get you expelled from school. For those who engage in the high stakes game of calling a criminal a criminal (e.g. the bankers who have hijacked the United States government), are willfully engaging in life-threatening behavior. Read More

09.01.15- Beijing Just Buried its Fangs into the US Dollar Standard
the wealth watchman

Taking Control

Over the past few days, it’s quite evident that alot has changed on the global financial landscape. However, there have recently been a few developments in China, which further signal that everything we know is about to change.

Several weeks ago, I made the case that China had been taking certain measures to put pressure on DC to give them more hefty weighting in the IMF, particularly regarding SDR inclusion.  Now that it has been confirmed that SDR inclusion “will be put off for at least a year”,China has decided to take matters into its own hands…by burying two twin fangs into the US Dollar standard. Read More

08.31.15- The Central Bankers' Malodorous War On Savers
David Stockman

Well, that didn't take long!

After just three days of market turmoil the monetary politburo swung into action. This time they sent out B-Dud to promise still another monetary sweetener. Said the head of the New York Fed,

"From my perspective, at this moment, the decision to begin the normalization process at the September FOMC meeting seems less compelling to me than it was a few weeks ago.". Read More

08.29.15- Weekend Rant: Another
'Barbarous Relic'

New York Sun

That's the headline over a Financial Times editorial calling on authorities to consider phasing out the use of cash — by everyone, not just governments. This is what it has come down to. The government has run down the value of the dollar to less than 2% of what it was worth when our parents were born. Now it is itching to ban the use of banknotes and gets an endorsement from, of all broadsheets, the "world business newspaper." The FT refers to the banknotes as "another 'barbarous relic,'" which, it says, is the "moniker Keynes gave to gold." Read More

08.28.15- Where is Neo When We Need Him
Paul Craig Roberts

In The Matrix in which Americans live, nothing is ever their fault. For example, the current decline in the US stock market is not because years of excessive liquidity supplied by the Federal Reserve have created a bubble so overblown that a mere six stocks, some of which have no earnings commiserate with their price, accounted for more than all of the gain in market capitalization in the S&P 500 prior to the current disruption.

In our Matrix existence, the stock market decline is not due to corporations using their profits, and even taking out loans, to repurchase their shares, thus creating an artificial demand for their equity shares. Read More

08.27.15- Stock up on canned food for stock market crash, warns former Gordon Brown adviser
Jon Stone

A former adviser to Gordon Brown has urged people to stock up on canned goods and bottled water as stock markets around the world slide.

Damian McBride said a coming economic crisis would be worse than the 2008 recession

Damian McBride appeared to suggest that the stock market dip could lead to civil disorder or other situations where it would be unreasonable for someone to leave the house. Read More

08.26.15- Government is Good
Will Lehr

The following story takes place during late summer in south central Texas. As I battle the humidity by sipping on a margarita on the San Antonio river walk, I wonder if the air can get any thicker without precipitation. It is Friday night before a family wedding. We dine together, the bride's family and the groom's family. I am a member of the former. The night before, the bride– my sister– had prepped me for the meeting with the family of her hubby-to-be. I was warned the future in-laws were very "politically active." That is code for, "Will, don't ruin my wedding with talks of our nobel peace prize drone king, civil liberty erosion, the role of government, …" So, I sip my margarita, while biting my tongue. However, as the margarita flows, as does the liquid courage impeding that internal filter as alcohol acts as a form of truth serum. Read More

08.25.15- Living With Rigged Markets
Dr. Jeffrey Lewis

It's enough that the mainstream financial media seems hell-bent of bashing gold. (Of course, silver gets hardly a mention). But GATA's Chris Powell has been on a tirade of late, picking apart the lower hanging fruit of these theories and misplaced assumptions, if not outright desperate attempts to rationalize technically driven market prices.
The following answer to a gold insider is a must read:

Powell tells it best, though I think it's fair to add a few questions to the ones he poses for Mr. Moriarty – which I've included below – if anyone were inclined to apply the same misunderstanding about silver price discovery. Read More

08.24.15- "Don't Owe. Won't Pay." Everything You've Been Told About Debt Is Wrong
Charles Eisenstein

With the nation's household debt burden at $11.85 trillion, even the most modest challenges to its legitimacy have revolutionary implications.

The legitimacy of a given social order rests on the legitimacy of its debts. Even in ancient times this was so. In traditional cultures, debt in a broad sense—gifts to be reciprocated, memories of help rendered, obligations not yet fulfilled—was a glue that held society together. Everybody at one time or another owed something to someone else. Repayment of debt was inseparable from the meeting of social obligations; it resonated with the principles of fairness and gratitude. Read More

08.22.15- Weekend Rant: The Banking Oligarchs
Nelson Hultberg

Can anyone stop the overweening lunacy of the banking oligarchs? No more than anyone can stop pythons from devouring rabbits at play. Our bankers are not honorable. They are not farsighted. And they have set in motion forces that no human effort can avert. Moreover they long ago formed a deathly co-op with history's most deplorable criminal element – the state. This has given them a free pass to indulge in ugly asset corpulence and hideous irresponsibility. It has hidden the true state of their criminality from realization by good men and women. The banking oligarchs and the power they have over us today are the result of a long train of poisonous ideas descending upon the American republic over the past 120 years. Read More

08.21.15- Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: Monsanto's Silence is Deafening
Colin Todhunter

In his book 'Altered Genes,Twisted Truths', US public interest attorney Steven Druker exposed the fraudulent practices and deceptions that led to the commercialisation of GM food and crops in the US. Not long after the book's release, he wrote an open letter to the Royal Society in Britain calling on it to acknowledge and correct the misleading and exaggerated statements that it has used to actively promote GMOs and in effect convey false impressions. He followed this up by delivering an open challenge to Monsanto's headquarters on May 20, 2015 calling on the company to address the evidence presented in the book. Read More

08.20.15- Iran Accord, War and the Doomed Dollar
Finian Cunningham

US President Barack Obama has given an extraordinary ultimatum to the Republican-controlled Congress, arguing that they must not block the nuclear accord with Iran. It's either "deal or war," he says.

In a televised nationwide address on August 5, Obama said: "Congressional rejection of this deal leaves any US administration that is absolutely committed to preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon with one option: another war in the Middle East. I say this not to be provocative. I am stating a fact." Read More

08.19.20- Trumping the Federal Debt Without Playing the Default Card
Ellen Brown

“The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default.”

— Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan on Meet the Press, August 2011

In a post on "Sovereign Man" dated August 14th, Simon Black argued that Donald Trump may be the right man for the presidency:

[T]here's one thing that really sets him apart, that, in my opinion, makes him the most qualified person for the job:

Donald Trump is an expert at declaring bankruptcy. Read More

08.18.15- Gullible Americans Forever
Paul Craig Roberts

Listening to NPR news today I was reminded how throughly this once independent voice has sold out. NPR reported that Syrians were lined up in Turkey waiting on passage on inflatable rafts to Greece. According to the NPR report, there are 2 million Syrian refugees in Turkey and 250,000 Syrians have been killed. NPR said nothing about the cause of this murder and displacement of vast numbers of people. It was if the plight of these people materialized out of thin air. The fact that Washington sicced ISIS, al Qaeda, Turkey, the US and NATO Air Forces, and Washington's Middle Eastern vassals on Syria was not mentioned. The view on NPR is the same as Washington's — that if only Assad would resign and hand Syria over to Washington, everything would be fine. Read More

08.17.15- There Is Only One Currency War
Jeffrey P. Snider

It's amazing what will be ignored or forgotten in order to try to explain the state of the world when it strays so far beyond bounded conception. Commentary views the state of economic world as wholly separate dots, disparate systems only tangentially connected through nebulous trade terms and hard currencies.

The world was once that way, though perhaps even then not quite as idealized as all that. In any event, there is no separation anymore and the melody of turmoil in one is the harmony of dysfunction of all, the dark base note of the unifying factor. Read More

08.15.15- Weekend Rant: 10 Disturbing Facts Most Americans Are Too Fearful To Face
Dr. Bernie Suarez

Sometimes you have to put out information in hopes that those who haven’t heard this will at least absorb a fraction of it. If you haven’t heard this and you absorb just one of these random points, I believe that may be enough to cause a major paradigm shift in your life or in the life of someone you know. Here are 10 random, mostly recent but some archival information that is factual and verifiable for anyone willing to look it up. Read More

08.14.15- U.S. Wages Have Fallen EVERY Quarter of the 'Recovery'
Jeff Nielson

For 6 ½ long years, we have been bombarded with the mythology known as "the U.S. economic recovery" by the mainstream media. Exposing this fantasy is simple, since the gulf between myth and reality has grown to such absurd proportions.

There is no better starting point than the farcical claim by Barack Obama that "10 million new jobs" have been created during this non-existent recovery. In fact, the U.S. government's own numbers show that the total number of employed Americans has fallen by more than 3 million over that span, in spite of the population growth over those past 6 ½ years.  Read More

08.13.15- You are being lied to and fooled when it comes to inflation data and the cost of living.

Inflation is widely misunderstood by the public. Even economists tend to have a hard time coming to a general agreement to the true definition of inflation.  When you ask the person on the street what inflation is they usually respond by saying the "price of things going up" which is more of a consequence of inflation, rather than the cause.  Inflation is like a new car that lacks maintenance. At first, there is little notice of the issue but overtime major problems start occurring and eventually the car breaks down.  If you want to see inflation out of control just look at Venezuela right now where people are swarming stores for basic food items.  Read More

08.12.15- 19 Tough Questions for Libertarians!
Stefan Molyneux

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08.11.15- The war on the middle class
Bernie Sanders

Here is the reality of the American economy. Despite an explosion in technology and a huge increase in worker productivity, the middle class continues its 40-year decline. Today, millions of Americans are working longer hours for lower wages and median family income is almost $5,000 less than it was in 1999.

Meanwhile, the wealthiest people and the largest corporations are doing phenomenally well. Today, 99 percent of all new income is going to the top 1 percent, while the top one-tenth of 1 percent own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. In the last two years, the wealthiest 14 people in this country increased their wealth by $157 billion. That increase is more than is owned by the bottom 130 million Americans – combined. Read More

08.10.15- Why We Should Abandon the State
George Ford Smith

Revisionism, according to Harry Elmer Barnes, is bringing history into accord with the facts.

Why would history and factual evidence be at odds?

Because governments, per Orwell, falsify the past to keep the population subservient.

If people really knew what governments had done they would want less of it than they have. Read More

08.08.15- The Rumblings of War
Bill Holter

Shock of all shocks, the IMF announced the Chinese yuan will not be admitted into the SDR until at least Sept. 2016. What exactly does this mean? I can tell you the gold community is so shell shocked and fearful at this point, it “must be bad for gold”, right? Going back a couple of weeks, China announced they had accumulated another 600 tons or so of gold to the near panic of precious metals investors. This announcement would be used as another shot at taking price down because the Chinese “don’t like gold as much as we thought”. This was the prevailing sentiment. Read More

08.07.15- Jade Helm, Terrorist Attacks, Surveillance and Other Fairy Tales for a Gullible Nation
John W. Whitehead

“Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then.” ― Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly

Once upon a time, there was a nation of people who believed everything they were told by their government.

When terrorists attacked the country, and government officials claimed to have been caught by surprise, the people believed them. And when the government passed massive laws aimed at locking down the nation and opening the door to total government surveillance, the people believed it was done merely to keep them safe. The few who disagreed were labeled traitors. Read More

08.06.15- A Prescription for Peace and Prosperity
Paul Craig Roberts

The question is often asked: "What can we do?" Here is a prescription for peace and prosperity.

We will begin with prosperity, because prosperity can contribute to peace. Sometimes governments begin wars in order to distract from unpromising economic prospects, and internal political stability can also be dependent on prosperity. Read More

08.05.15- Connecticut On Its Latest Cash Grab: It's Not Greed When We Do It
Christopher Westley

Those possessing the anti-capitalist mentality — so ascendant in our culture today — often critique market actors as being solely motivated by “greed.” Surely economic systems based on nobler motivations, they say, would better promote the long-run interests of the planet.

The Voluntary Marketplace Uses Greed as Motivation to Serve Others.

This is an issue I deal with in detail in my Principles of Economics classes. The fascinating point about the market system isn’t that it is based on greed, but rather that it forces those motivated by greed to act in ways that promote the social interest. Read More

08.04.15- The Great Call
Bill Holter

The world is awash with "promises". Nearly everything we think of as having "value" is because of a promise behind it. A few examples; your bank accounts, retirement funds, bonds and even the dollar bills in your pocket. Your bank account for example, once you deposit the money it is no longer yours. You can argue this if you wish but we now know this is true for sure after recent "bail in" legislations passed throughout the west. When you deposit funds into a bank, it then becomes "their money" held for you ...they "owe" it to you. Do not take this lightly, lawmakers around the world have made this the new reality. A little known fact, in 1845 Britain passed banking law that made depositors (unsecured creditors), this is still precedent to this day. When you deposit money you "accept a liability" from your bank and are classified as an unsecured creditor. In other words, "get in line with everyone else"! Read More

08.03.15- The 1% – Why Do We Insist On Lying To Ourselves?
Sylvain Lamoureux

As I read, learn and live I see the ever increasing number of peoples which claim to be “awake”. These people with their research, documents, web links; all “evidence” that they must be “awake”. They lament about the 1% controlling the world, poisoning our water and food, wreaking havoc on our financial systems, chem-trails, drugging, killing, torturing, imprisoning… the list is endless. What they don’t see is that it is not the 1% but rather the 99% which are the enablers of this catastrophe which we refer to as civilization and which hinders any kind of progression into human evolution. Read More

08.01.15- The latest government trust fund to go bankrupt
Simon Black

On June 6, 1932, President Herbert Hoover imposed the first ever national gasoline tax in the United States, initially set at 1 cent per gallon.

It was a major success for the federal government; the tax on gasoline alone was responsible for over 15% of their 1933 tax revenue.

What's curious is that the Senate Finance Committee issued a report the following year stating that the federal gasoline tax should be repealed. But that never happened. Read More

07.31.15- The Algorithm of Crowds
Philippe Gastonne

In a patent application filed today, Apple proposes a new e-commerce system that uses a mobile phone to deliver targeted ads to users based on what they can actually afford...

Broken down simply, the system sits on your phone, tracks the status of your credit or debit cards, sees what the balance on them is, and then targets ads at you based on what you can actually afford. This is a genuinely innovative marketing idea, as ads today are currently targeted at you based on what advertisers would like you to buy — not what you're actually able to buy. – Business Insider, July 16, 2015 Read More

07.30.15- Congress proposes this new law to "fix" Social Security
Simon Black

On January 31, 1940, the very first Social Security check ever delivered went to Ms. Ida May Fuller, a former legal secretary who had recently retired.

Ms. Fuller had spent just three years paying into the system, contributing a total of $24.75 to Social Security.

Yet her first check was for nearly that entire amount. Quite a return on investment. Read More

07.29.15- Truth, Justice, And (No Longer) The American Way!
Bill Holter

While taking a short vacation last week, this article was intended to be my first one upon returning. That plan was squashed a week ago with the brutal "interventions" upon gold and silver during the illiquid overnight hours early Sunday morning. Let me add to what I wrote last Friday by saying the phrase "TIME AND SALES"! For anyone who does not know what this means, any trade on any market anywhere in the world has a "paper trail". It is called a "time and sales report". Very simply, it reports who traded what, in what amounts and to whom. Once the broker is identified, then regulators can query as to who the customer was for whatever trade in question. If they want to know "whodunit", it’s quite simple. Read More

07.28.15- Gold & Silver Money Has Devolved Into Debt and Plastic
Gary Christenson

Central banks will disagree;

Keynesian economists probably disagree;

Too-Big-To-Fail banks don't care;

But I think the following is generally accurate regarding the devolution of gold and silver money.

In the Beginning:  Gold and silver coins were used as real money for several thousand years.  Gold and silver were universally recognized as a store of value.

140 Years Ago:  The $20 Gold Double Eagle Coin was globally recognized as money.  It contained 0.9675 ounces of gold and its purchasing power was unquestioned. Read More

07.27.15- Why Obama and Hillary must stop Donald Trump at all costs
Wayne Allen Root

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07.25.15- The US Dollar Does Not Exist, Part II
Michael Noonan

Truth does not exist in the world of politics.

It is reasons such as these, below, that drives the importance of owning and holding physical silver and gold.  The fundamental reasons everyone already knows exists but do not apply are important, but the power of the elites to rule over all [at least Western] governments, write the laws, deceive everyone, and now with the evidence of how much influence the bankers can exert over the manipulation of PM prices, is why you need to protect yourself from the evil nature of their control. Read More

07.24.15- 60,000 US Factories Have Closed
in the Last 15 Years

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07.23.15- The War on Cash is Now a Global Phenomenon
Graham Summers

More and more institutions are trying to make it harder for you to move your money into cash.

Globally, over $5 trillion in debt currently have negative yields in nominal terms, meaning the bond literally has a negative yield when it trades. In the simplest of terms this means that investors are PAYING to own these bonds. Read More

07.22.15- Falsifying History In Behalf Of Agendas
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

In an article on April 13 I used the so-called Civil War and the myths with which court historians have encumbered that war to show how history is falsified in order to serve agendas. I pointed out that it was a war of secession, not a civil war as the South was not fighting the North for control of the government in Washington. As for the matter of slavery, all of Lincoln's statements prove that he was neither for the blacks nor against slavery. Yet he has been turned into a civil rights hero, and a war of northern aggression, whose purpose Lincoln stated over and over was "to preserve the union" (the empire), has been converted into a war to free the slaves. Read More

07.21.15- Starve the Beast
Capitan Hook

It must appear sweet to be an American through the eyes of the third world – all that wealth and not an ounce of common sense – outside looking in. That's why they want in. That's why the West has immigration problems from the Mexican border to the Mediterranean – because the poor are becoming increasingly desperate. And you can't blame them, knowing what awaits them if they can make the hurdle – heaven is free money. Ironically however, and likely quite surprising to these outsiders, it's not just unfortunate foreigners who are feeling poor these days (outside looking in), the folks at home increasingly being managed out of the middle class are starting to feel the pain as well. Read More

07.20.15- The End of the World Has Been Temporarily Postponed Due to Too Much Information
Tom Chatham

That is not the headline this week but it might as well be. The fervor of collapse and war is building and it will eventually happen but it may take longer than most people realize. There are many signs leading to September 2015 as a major event. This may be true but it must also be taken with a grain of salt. In all likelihood something will happen in Sept but it is unlikely that everything will fall apart at once very suddenly. It will likely be a chain of events that will bring us death by a thousand cuts. Read More

07.18.15- Global Economic Crash is COMING, and There is Nothing You Can Do To Stop It!
Marshall Swing

So, here we are in the doldrums of Summer, might as well be floating along in the Sargasso Sea with no wind at our sails, our hands aching even bleeding from rowing the oars and Chris keeps on saying tomorrow we'll sight land…  Where does he get his confidence?  Is he insane?

Can you imagine how depressed a crew on the high seas can get with no air conditioning on a tiny boat, scorching hot, barely a place to get out of the shade and the captain trying to keep it together before they find the pot of gold and say "land ho"?

I can.  I told people months ago it would be this way… Read More

07.17.15- How the FOMC got institutionally corrupt
Eugen Von Böhm-Bawerk

The Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Balanced Growth act signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on October 27, 1978, tried to translate into practical reality the right of all Americans to get useful paid employment at fair rates by embracing Keynesian economic theory. If someone magically has a right to work, someone must necessarily lose their right not to employ. And what is fair? Is the going market rate fair, or is that too low? Or even too high?

The act wants to achieve a rate of unemployment of no more than three per cent among individuals aged 20 or more and four per cent for people aged 16 or more. In addition the act (remember, this was enacted in the late 1970s) wants to reduce the consumer price inflation to no more than 3 per cent (Section 4). Read More

07.16.15- The Future Costs Of Politically Correct Cultism
Brandon Smith

I rarely touch on the subject of political correctness as a focus in my writings, partially because the entire issue is so awash in pundits on either side that the scrambling clatter of voices tends to drown out the liberty movement perspective. Also, I don't really see PC cultism as separate from the problems I am always battling against: collectivism and the erasure of the individual in the name of pleasing society. Political correctness is nothing more than a tool that collectivists and statists exploit in order to better achieve their endgame, which is conning the masses into believing that the group mind is real and that the individual mind is fiction. Read More

07.15.15- Economic Genocide European Style
Peter Souleles

During the Nazi occupation of Greece in World War II, the population of Athens was approximately 480,000 people. On March 25th, 1943, the Greek people defied the Nazi occupying forces and some 300,000 people took to the streets of Athens to celebrate Greek Independence Day which was the date in 1821 when the Greek people rose up against the occupying Ottoman Empire.

On that day in 1943, the people and the occupying armies clashed with the result being some 32 dead and 180 wounded. Read More

07.14.15- The Last Days Of 'Normal Life' In America
Michael Snyder

If you have got family and friends that you would like to visit before things start getting really crazy, you should do so within the next couple of months, because these are the last days of “normal life” in America.  The debt-fueled prosperity that so many of us take for granted is about to come to a screeching halt, and we are about to enter the hardest times that any of us have ever known.  And I am not just talking about economics either.  Based on all of the intel and information that I have gathered, we are about to enter a “perfect storm” that is going to shake this country in just about every possible way that it can be shaken.  So I hope that you will truly savor this summer – days like this will not come around again any time soon. Read More

07.13.15- When Money Dies
Paul-Martin Foss

"When Money Dies" is the title of a 1975 book by Adam Fergusson, in which he describes the downfall of the Reichsmark in Weimar Germany. A fascinating look at that period of history, one can glean quite a few useful pieces of advice on how to survive a currency crisis. But "when money dies" could also describe the current currency crisis in Greece, in which many Greeks seem to have taken those lessons from Fergusson's account of the Weimar hyperinflation to heart. Read More

07.11.15- The Real "WHY" Of Yesterday's Perfectly Timed Glitch
Bill Holter

Forget about Greece, they didn’t matter yesterday as the NYSE shut down for nearly four hours.  Greece does matter and certainly will matter in the weeks to come.  Before getting to yesterday’s very peculiar "glitch", I do want to mention something quite humorous about Greece.  Ambrose Evans-Pritchard wrote yesterday the referendum actually backfired!  When Tsipras called for the referendum, he apparently expected a "yes" vote (and so did the banksters running the show!).  The "plan" was after the yes vote, Tsipras would hang his head and agree to more austerity and thus kick the can one more time. Read More

07.10.15- Replace the Business Cycle with Permanent Poverty
James Hall

The lethargic performance of the U.S. economy going back decades and plunging into an embedded depression, since the financial meltdown of 2007, has caused permanent damage. The business community and the financial press have yet to acknowledge that prospects are not going to improve. It does not take a commercial genius or an academic professor to look around at the shrinking middle class and conclude that the lessons of the preverbal business cycle no longer apply. In order for any economy to prosper, the fruits of commerce must improve the financial conditions of the producing contributors. Read More

07.09.15- Why the Democrats Will Do and Say Anything To Stop Donald Trump
Wayne Allen Root

Someone is getting very nervous. President Barack Obama; Valerie Jarrett; Eric Holder; Hillary Clinton; Jon Corzine … to name just a few. And I know why.

I wrote a book entitled "The Murder of the Middle Class" about the unholy conspiracy between big government, big business and big media. They all benefit by the billions from this partnership and it's in all of their interests to protect one another. It's one for all, and all for one. Read More

07.08.15- Watch And Learn What An Economic Collapse Looks Like: "I Hope You're Taking Notes"
Daisy Luther

Did you hear the news? "Greece Says No to Further Austerity Measures!"  Did you shake your head and say, "Wow, the nerve of those people refusing to cut their expenses in the face of all that debt"?

I'm no financial expert, but I don't think that tightening up the budget was really what they were turning down.

I think that they were turning down the opportunity to continue under the tyrannical rule of the EU. They were breaking free. Read More

07.07.15- When War is the Only Option
Philippe Gastonne

In recent years, the United States has killed untold multitudes in wars and counterterrorist drone warfare in West Asia and North Africa. Our campaigns have spilled the blood, broken the bodies, and taken or blighted the lives of many in our armed forces, while weakening our economy by diverting necessary investment from it.

These demonstrations of American power and determination have inflicted vast amounts of pain and suffering on foreign peoples. They have not bent our opponents to our will. Far from yielding greater security for us or our allies, our interventions—whether on the ground or from the air—have multiplied our enemies, intensified their hatred for us, and escalated the threat to both our homeland and our citizens and friends abroad. Read More

07.06.05- "A Serious Case of Déjà vu"
Andy Sutton

Everyone is going to have to cut me a little slack on the eve of the celebration of American independence. No, this isn't about that video that came out a few days ago that demonstrated exactly how ignorant Americans are about the significance of tomorrow or how the accomplishment that day has been eroded over the past 2+ centuries by those eager to 're-create' America in their own twisted image. This one is a companion piece to a series of 'Two Cents' articles that have been released over the past few years relating to the bail-in. I know, I know. He's at it again. The Pessimist of Pennsylvania is going to go on another rant about those rotten banks and how they're conspiring to rip everyone off. Read More

07.04.15- Multiple False Flag Set Up: "Perfect Storm" on Fourth Say Feds
Zen Gardner

They’re drooling over this one. All the scenarios they’ve been working on converge very neatly if they pull what they’re threatening “might happen” this Fourth of July weekend.

If you listen to these two so-called warnings by these insiders you’ll hear the same talking points carefully repeated but all based on vague suppositions and strangely weak and no doubt made up facts and statistics. The “ex” CIA guy goes so far as to say he won’t be surprised if next week they’ll be sitting there talking about an attack that happened over the weekend, although they both reference “multiple attacks”, a type of false flag spree we’ve long discussed as a potential tool to ramp up the police state. Read More

07.03.15- Weather Geoengineering, Chemtrails, Aluminum and Alzheimer's: The Four Horsemen of the Weather Apocalypse
Catherine J. Frompovich

J. Marvin Herndon (born 1944) is an American interdisciplinary scientist, who earned his BA degree in physics in 1970 from the University of California, San Diego and his Ph.D. degree in nuclear chemistry in 1974 from Texas A&M University. For three years, J. Marvin Herndon was a post-doctoral assistant to Hans Suess and Harold C. Urey in geochemistry and cosmochemistry at the University of California, San Diego. He is the President of Transdyne Corporation in San Diego, California. A listing of more than a dozen of his peer-reviewed papers can be found on Dr. Henrdon’s Wikipedia pageRead More

07.02.15- JP Morgan private banker: "We can't make money anymore…"
Simon Black

Yesterday over coffee, a friend of mine leaked the news that JP Morgan's private banking division here in Singapore is going to start charging negative interest rates.

I almost fell out of my chair.

He's a successful hedge fund manager and one of their best customers. So when he received the notice, he rang up his private banker and demanded to know why.

Between ridiculously low interest rates (banks are closing loans here for 0.9% or lower) and the increasing costs of compliance, "we can't make money anymore…" was the response. Read More

07.01.15- Central Bank Lies & Consequences
Philippe Gastonne

Fractional reserve banking is intrinsically dishonest. Bankers promise depositors instant access to their money, even as they lend that same money to unrelated persons. The depositor agreement is a contract the bank knows it cannot possibly fulfill.

This pyramid-scheme business model would be unsustainable without the backstop of a central bank as "lender of last resort." Bank runs are (theoretically) impossible if the central bank does its job.

The European Central Bank is failing one of its member countries this week. Greek banks are closed after the ECB cut off funding over the weekend. Depositors drained ATM machines in a vivid illustration of the very behavior the ECB is supposed to stop. Read More

06.30.15- Has America reached a 'blue screen of death' moment? A hard reboot now seems inevitable…
Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) In just the last week alone, America's politicians forfeited the nation's economic future by secretly passing fast track trade authority, California lawmakers accepted bribes from Big Pharma to legalize mass medical genocide against blacks by passing the mandatory vaccination law SB 277, online retailers banned the Confederate flag while promoting Nazi symbolism, howling leftist maniacs began vandalizing historical monuments in cities like Austin Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that words have no meaning in law, and Apple yanked historical Civil War games from its app store because those games showed "Confederate imagery." Read More

06.29.15- America's Obamacare Nightmare Is Just Beginning
Robert E Moffit

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could continue to subsidize health-insurance coverage through Healthcare.gov, the federal exchanges. An ecstatic President Obama declared that Obamacare is “here to stay.”

No, it’s not. A judicial victory doesn’t automatically translate into a political victory, let alone a policy success. Once they’ve quaffed their celebratory champagne, the president and White House staff will need to suit up and get ready to play some hard-nosed defense. Read More

06.27.15- When Putin Speaks, in His Own Words
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Propaganda Reigns in the West

The lies about Russia and Russia's president have grown so thick, threatening the world with devastating war, that distinguished Americans have formed  the American Committee for East-West Accord.  The members of the founding board are former US senator Bill Bradley, Amb. Jack Matlock who was US ambassador to the Soviet Union during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, William J. vanden Heuvel who was US ambassador to the UN during the Carter administration,  John Pepper who is the former chairman and CEO of Proctor Gamble, Gilbert Doctorow who is a businessman with a quarter century of business experience with Russia, and professors Ellen Mickiewicz of Duke University and Stephen Cohen of Princeton University and New York University. Read More

06.26.15- Answer to a question at St Petersburg International Economic Forum session

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06.25.15- Monsanto may occupy the White House - A vote for Hillary is a vote for more GMOs, RoundUp, and glyphosates
Daniel Barker

(NaturalNews) Something truly terrible has happened in America. It didn't take place overnight, and the truth is that what went wrong happened so gradually -- so incrementally -- that most people didn't see it coming until it was too late.

But I'm getting ahead of myself. I want to talk about two problems, actually, one so big that I have to zoom out a bit to describe it. The other is almost equally huge and is directly related to the first. The first problem will take a lot of concerted effort to solve. The second one, however, can be solved soon, and in doing so, we make great progress towards at least beginning to grapple with the first. Read More

06.24.15- First Strike Capability: Gold or War
Gary Christenson

Yuan - backed by goldWe'll circle back to the first strike later.  Let's frame the problem:

"Why are governments suddenly so keen to ban physical cash? The answer appears to be that the banks and government authorities are anticipating bail-ins, steeply negative interest rates and hefty fees on cash, and they want to close any opening regular depositors might have to escape these forms of officially sanctioned theft.  The escape from bail-ins and fees on cash deposits is physical cash, and hence the sudden flurry of calls to eliminate cash as a relic of a bygone age—that is, an age when commoners had some way to safeguard their money from bail-ins and bankers' control." Read More

06.23.15- "What we are paying for is twenty years of blunder and neglect."
Simon Black

In May 1940, a visibly concerned Winston Churchill traveled to Paris to survey the city's defenses.

Nazi forces had already blasted past French units and were rolling easily through the Somme Valley towards Paris.

There wasn't much time. And Churchill bluntly asked the commanders in his notoriously pitiful French, "Où est la masse de manoeuvre?" Read More

06.22.15- Trump for President?
Paul Craig Roberts

Perhaps it has occurred to you as it has to me that the United States is no longer capable of producing political leadership. In the current issue of Trends Journal, Gerald Celente describes the eight candidates (at the time he went to press) for the US presidential nomination as "Liars, cowards, freaks & fools." Celente put it well. If you look at the sorry collection that aspires to be the CEO of what continues to be described as the "exceptional, indispensable, most important country with the largest economy and military, the world's only Superpower, the Uni-power," you see a collection of nobodies. Read More

06.20.15- Calls for Mandatory "National Service" for Americans Aged 18-28 Has Begun
Michael Krieger

WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes. Read More

06.19.15- "The System is Broken": Americans No Longer Believe In Its Institutions
Mac Slavo

It’s not difficult to see that the foundation is crumbling…

A new Gallup poll has found that already low “confidence” in our system of government, our economy, the media, banking, big business, religious institutions and watchdogs is further eroding.

“Americans’ confidence in most major U.S. institutions remains below the historical average for each one,” a Gallup spokesman said in a news release. Read More

06.18.15- Pension tidal wave is about to crash down on taxpayers
Steven Malanga

The New Jersey legislature, looking to solve a budget crisis back in 1992, passed a bill that changed some of the accounting principles of the state's government employee pension system. The technical changes, little understood at the time, made the system seem in better financial shape than it actually was, allowing the legislature to reduce contributions for pensions by $1.5 billion over the next two years. Legislators seized those extra dollars and redirected them into other spending. Read More

06.17.15- 6 Manufactured Problems That Are Behind 6 Major Globalist Agendas
Bernie Suarez

[Good summary of what we’re up against and something you may want to send to those needing to or beginning to awaken. This list could go on, but one big thing I’d add is the economic warfare and central bankster manipulation, but any way you look at it their attack on humanity is full spectrum, to which we need to respond in kind, consciously. – Z]

Problem-reaction-solution, the Hegelian Dialectic is that process the globalist ruling class have chosen to use as the primary tool to constantly change society in the direction they want it to go. They manufacture a problem, focus on that problem, then sell the solution. The solution is always the very thing that drives their plan forward. Read More

06.16.15- Magna Carta: Celebrating 800 years of not being free
Simon Black

In the history of post-Norman monarchs in the UK there have been nine Henrys. Eight Edwards. Four Williams. Four Georges. And three Richards.

Yet there was only one John.

In fact, in nearly 1,000 years since William the Conqueror took England in 1066, John was the only King to never have his name repeated.

And with reason. He wasn't exactly a popular guy, widely despised by his people and nobles alike. Read More

06.15.15- The War On Cash: Officially Sanctioned Theft
Charles Hugh Smith

You’ve probably read that there is a “war on cash” being waged on various fronts around the world. What exactly does a “war on cash” mean?

It means governments are limiting the use of cash and a variety of official-mouthpiece economists are calling for the outright abolition of cash. Authorities are both restricting the amount of cash that can be withdrawn from banks, and limiting what can be purchased with cash. Read More

06.13.15- Weekend Rant: Behind Bilderberg, Trilateral: the Globalists have a major problem
Jon Rappoport

A gaping hole in the economic matrix

Stay with me on this one. You'll see what the powers-that-be are really worried about.

You can roll up Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Trade Organization, NAFTA, and the several current trade treaties nearing completion… you can insert all these Rockefeller Globalist forces into one great corporate agenda, and… Read More

06.12.15- Big Pharma Revealed As Puppetmaster Behind TPP Secrecy
Tyler Durden on

It is no secret that US healthcare corporations have been among, if not the biggest beneficiaries of Obamacare: by "socializing" costs and spreading the reimbursement pool over the entire population in the form of a tax, pharmaceutical companies have been able to boost medical product and service costs to unprecedented levels with the help of complicit insurance companies who have subsequently passed through these costs to the consumer, in the process sending the price of biotech and pharma stocks to levels not seen since the dot com bubble. Read More

06.11.15- Six ways to take back your freedom
Simon Black

Oxford, England

If you've been a reader of Notes from the Field for any time, you've probably realized that history is a major passion of mine that routinely finds its way into this missive.

19th century English politician John Dalberg-Acton, who famously remarked "power corrupts, and absolutely power corrupts absolutely," also wrote once that History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul."

It's not about dates and places and battles… but stories. Read More

06.10.15- Ukraine Crisis Reaches A New Flash Point
Turd Ferguson

Events in recent days have brought the situation in Ukraine to a new danger point. Things could get dicey very quickly now that the government in Kiev has denied Russia access to resupply their troops and bases in Transnistria. What the hell is "Transnistria", you ask? I'm afraid that, before the end of June, you'll know very well what and where Transnistria is.

Officially, Transnistria is "a breakaway state located mostly on a strip of land between the River Dniester and the eastern Moldovan border with Ukraine". Read More

06.09.10- A Brief History of Currency Wars
Jim Rickards

Currency wars are one of the most important dynamics in the global financial system today.

A currency war is a battle, but it’s primarily economic. It’s about economic policy. The basic idea is that countries want to cheapen their currency. Now, they say they want to cheapen their currency to promote exports. Maybe it makes a Boeing more competitive internationally with Airbus. Read More

06.08.15- We Salute You, Rand Paul
Bill Bonner

The question on the table is whether your editor is a "dolt" for wishing for a short, sharp depression

Writes Diary reader Steve S.:

"Bill, you're a dolt. For some inexplicable reason you believe a system crash will "fix" everything. Why on earth would a crash do anything but make us all poor and have to start over?

Surely, you aren't suggesting something/anything will be "learned" by the credit-happy idiots in charge that could result in a bona fide recovery. Read More

06.06.15- Weekend Rant: Goodbye to the First Amendment
Pat Condell

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06.05.15- The Murdoch Effect and the Continuing Bankster Crime Wave
William Black

One of common characteristics of the two epicenters of the elite banking fraud epidemics – the City of London and Wall Street – is Rupert Murdoch's newspapers' repeated efforts to create a criminogenic environment in both financial centers by cheerleading the regulatory race to the bottom. Murdoch's papers also act as apologists for the resultant epidemic of elite banksters' crimes. Read More

06.04.15- USA Freedom and Obama's Doublespeak
Philippe Gastonne

For the past eighteen months, I have called for reforms that better safeguard the privacy and civil liberties of the American people while ensuring our national security officials retain tools important to keeping Americans safe. That is why, today, I welcome the Senate's passage of the USA FREEDOM Act, which I will sign when it reaches my desk. Read More

06.03.15- Possible Tactical Nuclear Strike (Neutron Bomb) in Yemen?
Michel Chossudovsky

A Note on the Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) and Tactical Nuclear Weapons

Analysis by Jeff Smith who is a nuclear physicist and former IAEA inspector:

A video received from Yemen, believed to be taken May 20, 2015, of an explosion, when analyzed by nuclear weapons experts is, by very high probability, a neutron bomb that could only have been an Israeli attack. Read More

06.02.15- Florida Court Rules "Off Grid" Living Illegal
Joshua Krause

Robin Speronis had been living in an off-grid home for many years without incident, until she was interviewed by a local FOX affiliate in November of 2013. Shortly thereafter, the city of Cape Coral tagged a “notice to vacate” on her property, due to multiple code violations, all of which stem from the fact that her home isn’t connected to water, sewage, or the electrical grid. The city has tried to argue that she is in violation of the International Property Maintenance Code for relying on rainwater and solar panels, instead of utilities. Read More

06.01.15- Rule By The Corporations
TTIP: The Corporate Empowerment Act

Paul Craig Roberts

The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade. "Free trade" is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to use law suits to overturn sovereign laws of nations that regulate pollution, food safety, GMOs, and minimum wages. Read More

05.30.15- The Danger That There Will Be No "Big Event"
Paylie Roberts

How many times do you hear preppers and liberty-minded folks make statements along the line of "When the schumer hits the fan, I will take such action," or "After some event I will make that change," or "If it gets to that point, then I'll take a stand!"? These ideas are based on the premise that there will be "the big event." The assumption among many preppers and liberty activists is that there will be a clear cut "before" and "after," with a defining moment, event, or series of events, delineating between the two. Such events could include economic collapse, natural disaster, a pandemic, an EMP or CME, a "terrorist" attack, or martial law. I myself have at times fallen into this very trap. Read More

05.29.15- Idle Hands Do Time
Gavin McInnes

Abolish prison and give everyone a gun. The end. Good night. Oh wait, that's not enough for a column? Okay, how about legalize drugs too? I'm not kidding. I know it sounds outrageous but hate facts often are.

Look, I'm not suggesting we send all the guards home and open up the gates tomorrow. America is too ensconced in prison culture. Most prisoners today have become bad people and it's because of prison. So, for the sake of the argument, let's pretend a massive plague killed everyone in prison. It's a horrific tragedy beyond our control and conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day but it happened. Now can we legalize drugs, abolish prison, and give everyone a gun? Read More

05.28.15- The TPP, Monsanto, Rockefeller, Trilateral Commission, Brzezinski
Jon Rappoport

All hands on deck for global, economic, corporate dictatorship

There are dots to connect here. They're real, and they're spectacular.

Let me begin with a brief exchange from a 1978 interview, conducted by reporter Jeremiah Novak. He was speaking with two American members of the Trilateral Commission (TC), a group founded in 1973 by David Rockefeller and his intellectual flunkey, Zbigniew Brzezinski. Read More

05.27.15- Jim Willie Uncut: Gold Explosion & the Coming Gold Backed Global Currency!
Beyond Bitcoin

On this Memorial Day Holiday weekend, we present Hat Trick Letter Editor Jim Willie uncut in a 2+ hour interview, discussing the SDR, the coming explosion in the price of gold, "conspiracy theories", and how cryptocurrencies may play a role in the new gold backed global currency.


05.26.15- Episode 4 - The Biggest Scam In The History Of Mankind (In 7 Easy Steps)
Mike Maloney

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05.25.15- Secret Pentagon Report Reveals U.S. "Created" ISIS As A "Tool"
Nafeez Ahmed

From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago, on the world's stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world's terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that the "straight to beheading YouTube clip" purpose behind the Saudi Arabia-funded Islamic State was a simple one: use the Jihadists as the vehicle of choice to achieve a political goal: depose of Syria's president Assad, who for years has stood in the way of a critical Qatari natural gas pipeline, one which could dethrone Russia as Europe's dominant - and belligerent - source of energy. Read More

05.23.15- Weekend Rant: Memorial Day Is A Hoax
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Memorial Day commemorates soldiers killed in war. We are told that the war dead died for us and our freedom. US Marine General Smedley Butler challenged this view. He said that our soldiers died for the profits of the bankers, Wall Street, Standard Oil, and the United Fruit Company. Here is an excerpt from a speech that he gave in 1933:

War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses. Read More

05.22.15- How Will The Government Control The Enforcers?
Tom Chatham

The talk of FEMA camps and martial law has been almost nonstop for the past few years. The actions by the government have led us to the current predicament where the surreal has become the new norm. It would have been unthinkable 20 years ago to imagine we would actually be talking about the subversion and downfall of the United States with little outcry from the population in general. Read More

05.21.15- Jade Helm Is Preparing to Unleash False Flag Attacks
Dave Hodges

Colleague and friend, Paul Martin, contacted me yesterday and told me that Jade Helm is becoming operational 30 days earlier. This means that Jade Helm will “officially” begin on June 15 instead of July 15. I reminded Paul that we have the pictures and the video of the Jade Helm extraction of political dissidents from March 27, 2015. However, Paul’s point is not lost on me. Something or someone is forcing Jade Helm to “officially” spring into full operation much earlier than originally planned. An hour after Paul and I hung up the phone, I received a confirmation of what Paul had just told me. Read More

05.20.15- Capitalism Crosses The Rubicon - The Second American Revolution
Darryl Robert Schoon

In capitalist economies, capital, i.e. 'money', is created by central banks in the form of credit; and the cost of that credit—central bank interest rates—determines the rate of economic growth. In the end game, however, this is not so.

In the end game, credit's expansive and inflationary incentives are offset by the collapse of massive speculative bubbles resulting in dangerously low levels of economic activity and a commensurate plunge in the velocity of money. Read More

05.19.15- Here come the TRUTH BOMB(s)!
Bill Holter

A few months back I theorized the rest of the world led by a Chinese/Russian alliance might let loose with a “truth bomb” or a series of them.  It is clear the U.S. has been on a pathway in the desire to start a war.  We have pressed in Syria and the Ukraine but so far to no avail.  From the standpoint of the U.S., it is my opinion that a war is “necessary” to point at and blame for the financial collapse surely coming because in no way can “policy” be blamed. Read More

05.19.15- The Land of the Regulated: Trillions in Regulations Drowning US Economy
Jeff Berwick

As if it wasn't bad enough that the US federal government extorts its citizens for more than $2 trillion per year in taxes and the Federal Reserve devalues the US dollar by nearly 10% per year... but at the same time trillions more is wasted via regulation.

In an annual report just issued by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) entitled ‘10,000 Commandments’ (see report here), they estimated that the total cost for Americans to comply with the myriad of regulations stipulated by the government in the Land of the Free was $1.86 trillion in 2013. Read More

05.18.15- Why the War on Cash is really a War on Freedom
Larry LaBorde

Negative interest rates will only work if the people cannot remove their funds in the form of cash. Once cash is removed from the system then "money" is captured within the banking system and they can charge whatever negative interest rates, service charges and fees that they desire. The only thing that will hold them back at all is competition within the banking community and that is disappearing fast with all the mergers and mega-banks. Read More

05.16.15- The Economy Hit A Wall This Spring
Dave Kranzler

If you don’t own gold, you know neither history nor economics.  – Ray Dalio,

No Virginia, there is no economic recovery and the narrative that bad weather caused weak economic activity last winter and this winter is nothing but a fantastic fairytale of epic proportions. Once again, Wall Street reached into your pocket and took as much money as they can. You’ll understand when the stock markets catches “down” to reality and you are stuck with that home you wanted to flip…Read More

05.15.15- The Self-Employed Middle Class Hardly Exists Anymore
Charles Hugh Smith

Why owning your own income is more important than ever now

Many people rightly aspire to improve their household's state of resilience through actions such as storing emergency supplies, starting a vegetable garden, and learning basic readiness/maintenance skills, etc. In general, resilience boils down to self-reliance. But like it or not, in our largely urbanized society, true long-term self-reliance needs to include some measure of financial independence. Read More

05.14.15- Analyst: "Millions Upon Millions of People Are Going to Die on a World-Wide Scale When the Debt Bubble Bursts"
Mac Slavo

It can be difficult to understand the repercussions that would follow a collapse of the global economy, stocks and debt markets. While we know a serious financial event is coming, determining how it will impact our lives and preparing an appropriate strategic plan to mitigate the fallout can be a confusing and stressful undertaking. Read More

05.13.15- 'We the People' Need to Circle the Wagons: The Government Is on the Warpath
John Whitehead

The government is merely a servant, merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn’t. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.
Mark Twain

How many Americans have actually bothered to read the Constitution, let alone the first ten amendments to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights (a quick read at 462 words)? Read More

05.12.15- America's Vanishing Worker: The Truth Behind The "Recovery" Propaganda
Tyler Durden

The biggest paradox of the so-called US recovery is that in the same report in which the US Department of Labor reported that the US unemployment has dropped to a depression-low 5.4%, a level suggesting near zero "slack" in the labor force, the BLS also indicated that the number of people not in the labor force rose to a fresh all time high of 93.2 million, keeping the participation rate at a level first seen in 1978. Read More

05.11.15- Illinois Pension Ruling Sets Stage for Riots…Everywhere
Rick Ackerman

What can a state government do if it owes its retired workers vastly more in pension benefits than it will ever be able to repay? The answer, as far as the Illinois Supreme Court is concerned, is that the state will simply have to squeeze blood from a stone when the inevitable fiscal crisis hits. And it surely will, since the gap between tax revenues and pension obligations is conservatively estimated at $111 billion. Illinois doesn't have that kind of money lying around, and probably never will. So what then? Read More

05.09.15- House of Cards – Will It Collapse?
Gary Christenson

A recent post on the Jim Sinclair website highlighted the following in regard to markets, the Fed, QE, bonds, commodities:

“You have to understand one thing… in the past, all markets were, generally and as a rule, based on supply and demand driven by investors (both institutional and retail).
Today the Fed is involved in all markets hoping to keep prosperity alive (a ridiculous notion that every capitalist and Austrian economist believes is nothing more than voodoo economics). Read More

05.08.15- No, I am not joking: the US government centrally plans… raisin production
Simon Black


Boris and Svetlana were simple farmers back in the old Soviet era.

They grew grapes on Russia's bountiful Caspian coast, dried them in the sun, and sold raisins according to the quotas set by the committee.

Every year the Soviet Union's Raisin Administrative Committee (RAC) would regulate production, often ordering farmers to destroy upwards of 40% of their crop in order to achieve some sort of bizarre, contrived equilibrium. Read More

05.07.15- A fantasy that explains Globalism
Jon Rappoport

Imagine this fantasy. In Indiana, all citizens are under the gun. They must work in factories where the wage is 20 cents an hour. There are no unions. When unions start to form, the leaders are arrested or killed. Employers and the state government provide unsanitary crowded dormitories for worker housing. No citizen of Indiana can leave the state legally without a special passport. Read More

05.06.15- "Start Giving A Damn!"
Thad Beversdorf

I find it shocking how often I have people tell me the Constitution is out of date and is no longer relevant or necessary.  Then there are the vast majority of people that think about the Constitution the same way they think about religion; it makes us feel good to believe in it and we'll even worship it on a holiday or two   The reality is that those who seem to get very worked up to the point that they are willing to act in defense of the Constitution even against the highest levels of government make up a very small minority of Americans.  This is a real problem. Read More

05.05.15- A Crash Is Coming
Matthew Kerkhoff

Got your attention didn't I?

This may be one of the few times I title an article in this manner, and I will contend that I'm doing it to prove a point … well, two points.

If you're like most people, you saw that headline and immediately felt a small rush of adrenaline. Either that or you immediately wrote me off as a loony, which I wouldn't blame you for. Read More

05.04.15- [Thieving] Bankers Operate In Open; Public Have Eyes Wide Shut.
Michael Noonan

Who are the bankers?  There are those known, doing a lot of dirty work, and there are those unknown, operating totally behind the scenes controlling everything, doing even dirtier work.  What does that mean, controlling everything?  How about the world’s money supply, creating it, deciding who gets what and how it is to be spent.

How has a lot of the money been spent?  Acquiring politicians, which means controlling governments and the political partied that make up governments. Read More

05.02.15- JP Morgan prepares for global war? Unprecedented silver accumulation

Silver stockpile of the largest US bank and major provider of financial services JPMorgan Chase has increased drastically for the last three years. In 2012 the amount of physical silver was at 5 milion ounces, while for the current year it increased more than tenfold and accounts for 55 million.

Silver has always been regarded as a great investment tool. But the fact that it is estimated at that low as $15.66 an ounce implies that it is accumulated for the possible financial turmoil. Only in this case the stockpile can be paid off. Read More

05.01.15- ‘Silver Squelchers‘ series update
Charles Savoie

Editor’s Note: Although this no easy read, we are thrilled to share this important update to Charles Savoie’s ‘Silver Squelchers‘ series by request. Charles writes, “This thing has absorbed several hundred hours of my time and prioritizing its completion has prevented me from many other activities besides those which aren't avoidable.” Please keep that important fact in mind as you read this incredible new addition to ‘The Silver Squelchers‘. Thanks, ~ SGT Report

The Independent Magazine volume 74, 1913, page 261 - "There are really two Pilgrims Societies in existence. They are closely affiliated. One has headquarters in London, the other in New York." Read More

04.30.15- Here We Stand, At The Twilight's Last Gleaming: "All Private Property Rights In The U.S. To Be Strategically Usurped"
Jeremiah Johnson

“Here We Stand, At The Twilight's Last Gleaming”

These words are written past the midnight hour and I remember back to March 23, 2010 when Obamacare was signed into law at the 11th hour.  I remember it well; I was up almost all night, as it was around 11 pm that it was finished.  Never will I forget it: the injustice labeled first as a law, then as interstate commerce, then as a tax.  It was slipped under the noses of the people and slithered into the books. Read More

04.29.15- The Baltimore Riots:
The Stunning Comments By Orioles Owner's Son

Tyler Durden

The day after violent protests left Baltimore burning in the wake of a funeral held for Freddie Gray who died after sustaining a spinal injury while being taken into policy custody, Americans are struggling to explain how the events that transpired on Monday evening are possible in modern day America. While most are united in their condemnation of indiscriminant violence, many still feel a palpable sense of injustice after witnessing multiple instances of alleged police misconduct over the past year. In this context we present the following culled from Twitter messages posted by Orioles Executive Vice President John Angelos, son of majority owner Peter Angelos: Read More

04.28.15- The End Is Near, Part 1: The "War On Cash"
John Rubino

As the saying goes, you can know a person by the quality of his or her enemies. This is also true of societies, where moral evolution can be traced by simply listing the things on which they declare war. Not so long ago, for instance, the world’s good guys — the US, Europe’s democracies and a few others — fought existential battles against fascism and communism. Then they went after poverty and discrimination. They were, at least in terms of their ideals, on the side of personal freedom and opportunity and against institutionalized control. Read More

04.27.15- Government Schools - the god that failed on purpose
Al Benson Jr.

In the past I have commented on how most people view public schools, how many have commented on their gross failure to educate and I have stated that the public schools have really not failed—at what they were instituted to do—the dumbing down of our kids. At this they have been a smashing success.

What they have failed to do, and this is on purpose, is to educate the children committed to their charge. They continue to turn out graduates who don’t even know what century the War of Northern Aggression was fought in or who Hitler was, or who was president before our current Commissar took the office. Read More

04.25.15- Weekend Rant: Rising Police Aggression A Telling Indicator Of Our Societal Decline
Chris Martenson

A historially common marker of failing civilizations

My first Uber lift was in South Carolina.  My driver was from Sudan originally, but had emigrated to the US 20 years ago.  Being the curious sort, I asked him about his life in Sudan and why he moved.  He said that he left when his country had crumbled too far, past the point where a reasonable person could have a reasonable expectation of personal safety, when all institutions had become corrupted making business increasingly difficult.  So he left. Read More

04.24.15- "I'm Not Crazy, I'm Scared" -
Why For One Trader, This Time It Is Different

Tyler Durden

Bloomberg's Richard Breslow, author of "Trader's Notes" is painfully accurate with his latest take on the "markets."

I'm Not Crazy, I'm Scared

The SPX flirted with all-time highs. The Nasdaq Index made 15 year highs; Chinese equities, and so many other equity indices are flying. Bonds sold off this week, but the German 10-year yield is still ~17bps, the U.S. 10-year yield unable to get beyond 2%, and Greek bonds had a two-day rally that would be truly impressive if it wasn't on volume that made it just an exercise moving wide bid/offer spreads, representing sentiment not trading. Read More

04.23.15- Battlefield America: The War on the American People
John W. Whitehead

"A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blood and a thirst for power and must either be smartly rebuked, or blindly obeyed in deadly fear."—John Salter

We have entered into a particularly dismal chapter in the American narrative, one that shifts us from a swashbuckling tale of adventure into a bone-chilling horror story. Read More

04.22.15- Change They Don't Believe In
James Howard Kunstler

The unfortunate consequence of not allowing the process of "creative destruction" to occur in banking and Big Business is that the historic forces behind it will seek expression elsewhere in the realm of politics and governance. The desperate antics of central banks to cover up financial failure can't help but provoke political upheaval, including war.

It's a worldwide phenomenon and one result will be the crackup of economic relations — thought by many to be permanent — that we call "globalism." The USA has suffered mightily from globalism, by which a bonanza of cheap "consumer" products made by Asian factory slaves has masked the degeneration of local economic vitality, family life, behavioral norms, and social cohesion. Read More

04.21.15- Is Government Preparing For Martial Law
Dave Kranzler

A friend and colleague of mine was chatting with a business acquaintance last week.  The acquaintance had been stopped at a train crossing.  What he described was a bit of shock: the train itself was at least a mile long;  every train car was loaded with military police equipment, including dozens of tanks and vehicles – all kinds of artillery;  based on the markings on the equipment, it appeared as if the equipment belonged to the Dept of Homeland Security;  the train was headed north. Read More

04.20.15- America's Coming Crackup
Nelson Hultberg

Our government bankers print money today like loons in an asylum spew absurdity. Glib media shills lure us every night into a disgraceful indolence. And our corporations lust like spoiled children after mega-billions of illicit lucre. Cataclysm is coming.

No one with a minimal awareness of history, politics and proper economics today has faith that our society can continue much longer at its present level of government privilege and debt accumulation. There is a Grand Piper that must be paid, and he will manifest in any number of scenarios, none of which will be pleasant. Read More

04.18.15- Signs That The Elite Are Feverishly Preparing For Something BIG
Michael Snyder

What in the world are the elite up to?  In recent days, we have learned that the New York Fed is moving a lot of operations to Chicago because of concerns about what a “natural disaster” could do, the federal government is buying 62 million rounds of ammunition commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for “training” purposes, and NORAD is moving back into Cheyenne Mountain because it is “EMP-hardened”.  In addition, government authorities have scheduled a whole host of unusual “training exercises” all over the nation.  So are the elite doing all of this in order to prepare for something really BIG, or should we just chalk up all of this strange activity to rampant government paranoia? Read More

04.17.15- 'What if...' amazing speech
Judge Andrew Napolitano

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04.16.15- Negative Yields and the End of Deposit Insurance
Pater Tenebrarum

As we have frequently discussed in these pages, time preference must always be positive on a society-wide basis – it is a praxeological law that future goods and/or satisfactions are valued at a discount to identical present goods. We emphasize "identical" here because sometimes people are asserting that there are exceptions, such as in the famous example that men would prefer having ice in the summer over having it in the winter (thus, in wintertime, ice available in the future would be valued more highly). However, "summer ice" is not identical to "winter ice", even though it has the same physical properties. The reason is that the satisfaction if provides is not the same. Read More

04.15.15- Geoengineering & CERN: Darkness is Being Unleashed On This World

This is bound be a bit depressing, for that I apologize in advance. This is a stream of consciousness as I try to express how I am feeling as the world spirals out of control, and how very sorry I am for humanity.

The picture you see here is one I took two weeks ago of the “clouds” above my town. When I was a child, the sky never looked like this. Ever. That’s because in the 1970’s Geoengineering did not exist. Read More

04.14.15- The Power of Lies
Paul Craig Roberts

It is one of history's ironies that the Lincoln Memorial is a sacred space for the Civil Rights Movement and the site of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

Lincoln did not think blacks were the equals of whites. Lincoln's plan was to send the blacks in America back to Africa, and if he had not been assassinated, returning blacks to Africa would likely have been his post-war policy. Read More

04.13.15- The 3D Printed Firearm Has Been Taken to the Next Level
Joshua Krause

When Cody Wilson unveiled the first 3D printed firearm in 2012, it was earth-shattering news. Even though the gun had limited practical applications in the real world, it was still an incredibly novel concept with huge implications for the future. Since that time, several additional homemade firearm designs have caused both outrage and adoration from the public, especially in regards to 3D printed AR lowers. Read More

04.11.15- Louisiana Bans Cash Transactions on Used Goods!
Silver Doctors

While capital controls recently have reared their ugly head in the EU, namely in Italy & Cyprus, many thought it couldn’t happen here. THEY WERE WRONG…

The State of Louisiana has just passed new legislation BANNING cash transactions for used goods, mandating that any purchase be made via check, electronic transfers, or money order issued to the seller.

The draconian new law also requires all transactions to provide the State documentation of a description of the goods sold, and the client’s personal information including name, address, driver's license number and the license plate number! Read More

04.10.15- Rand Paul: Reflections on the "Far-Wrong"
Mike "Mish" Shedlock

On April 5, US Senator Lindsey Graham made the statement:

"The best deal, I think, comes with a new president. Hillary Clinton would do better. I think everybody on our side, except maybe Rand Paul, could do better."

Graham made that statement on CBS' Face The Nation.

Today Sean Hannity asked Rand Paul

"What do you say to Lindsay Graham, who took a shot at you and said, everyone would have gotten a better deal?" Read More

04.09.15- How America Became an Oligarchy
Ellen Brown

The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. . . You have owners.

According to a new study from Princeton University, American democracy no longer exists. Using data from over 1,800 policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page concluded that rich, well-connected individuals on the political scene now steer the direction of the country, regardless of – or even against – the will of the majority of voters. America’s political system has transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where power is wielded by wealthy elites. Read More

04.08.15- The School of Globalism
James Howard Kunstler

"…we may be headed into a world where capital is abundant, deflationary pressures are substantial and demand could be in short supply for quite some time." —Lawrence Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury

Professor Summers must be reading Ben Bernanke's new blog. Or maybe he's writing it for walking-around money. At $250,000 a pop for making a speech, Mr. Bernanke can certainly afford to pay high-toned hacks to polish his spin-o-nomics. Raillery aside, Mr. Summers' utterance provokes some pretty fundamental questions: what exactly is this world we're heading into, and what exactly does that capital consist of? Read More

04.07.15- A Global Financial Reset Is Coming: 'A Deal Is Being Made Between All The Central Banks'
Mac Slavo

There is an unprecedented reset coming to world financial markets and if you’ve been paying attention it’s impossible to ignore the signs. In fact mega-investment funds, governments and central banks have been secretly buying up and storing physical gold in anticipation of an event that will leave the U.S. dollar effectively worthless and governments around the world angling for a new global currency mechanism, according to mining executive Keith Neumeyer. Read More

04.06.15- 4 years of Fuku:
"Starfish are getting Chemo"


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04.04.15- The Capital Destruction of the American People
Roxanne Lewis

“Government is best, that governs least.”- Thomas Jefferson

My father, a WWII veteran, has been gone 20 years yet his words ring truer as years pass.   He said,   ”I learned surviving the depression that government should stay out of people’s business and only do for the people what the people are unable to do for themselves!” I made the mistake of telling him what I had been taught when I told him that, ”The depression was caused by the breakdown of unstable capitalism.” Read More

04.03.15- Here's the good news: banks will be obsolete in 10 years
Simon Black

Every few centuries or so, an amazing new technology comes along that fundamentally changes human civilization.

There are so many other examples throughout history. The Agricultural Revolution. The Industrial Revolution. The invention of the printing press.

The printing press was a particularly interesting parallel for what’s happening today. Read More

04.02.15- The Greatest Show on Earth!
Bill Holter

It is pretty much a given that we are living the end times of a three ring financial circus. If you doubt this, only a small amount of research on your part will confirm this. The odds in my opinion are quite high we will witness some sort of military confrontation as usually occurs when business deals go bad. The three leading acts today are Greece, Ukraine and special guest under the Big Top is Austria. We don’t want to slight the tensions in the Middle East but that is already in the military stage, today let’s look more closely at the financial stage. Read More

04.01.15- The Way Out
James Howard Kunstler

It's not what most people think: a return to some hypothetical "normality," with the ghost of Ronnie Reagan beaming down like a sun-god under his lopsided pompadour, and all the happy self-driving GM cars toodling back and forth from WalMart-to-home loaded to the scuppers with new electric pop-tart warmers and 3-D underwear printers. (Or drone deliveries of same from Amazon.com.) Read More

03.31.15- Is a Coming Martial Law Takeover of the Southwest Being Hidden in Plain Sight?
The Intel Hub

Editor’s Note: Does Posse Comitatus even exist anymore if you have something like this going on?

What They Don't Want You to Know About the Coming Martial Law Takeover of America

Sooner or later it will happen. The martial law takeover of the United States.

Have you ever wondered how or when the powers-that-be will ultimately usher in their much awaited plans for martial law right here in America? If so, have you also wondered what the catalyst will be? Read More

03.30.15- Experts Admit Conspiracy Theorists Right About Rigged Stock Market: "The Dirty Secret Is Out"
Mac Slavo

Are there really secret manipulations of the economy going on in the shadows of Wall Street and Washington?

Do bears crap in the woods?

The NY Post’s controversial columnist John Crudele has thrown down the gauntlet, declaring that the market is rigged. And not only does everyone know it, but it is now being admitted. Read More

03.28.15- Weekend Rant: The Cowards In Charge – Here We Go Again
Martin Armstrong

It comes as no surprise that those in charge of government NEVER learn from the past. They actually once again admit they always want to go to war, but never have any exit strategy. Just wage constant war and at the expense of so much blood exactly for what.

Even in trading, you must define where you are wrong and you must have an exit strategy before you enter a trade. If you do not know these basic parameters, you will lose money all the time. This is why people will hold on to a losing trade because they have no exit strategy.Read More

03.27.15- Most Americans Will Miss The Start Of World War Three
Dave Kranzler

The start of what could be a major military conflict in the Middle East began yesterday when Saudi Arabia began bombing Yemen last night.
But if you get your news from Bloomberg.com or CNN or Fox, the only big news to which you would be exposed is the German commercial airliner crash, which occurred nearly three days ago.

Just for grins – in order to see what kind of pig vomit the major cable news networds are feeding to the masses who even make an attempt to stay current on news that doesn't relate to the Kardashians or The Voice, I like to surf between Fox News and CNN in the morning. Read More

03.26.15- The Silver Manifesto: Precious Metal Investors Guide To Surviving The Coming Debt Bomb
Steve St. Angelo

Investors worried about the highly leveraged fiat monetary system based on massive debt and derivatives need to read the new book, “The Silver Manifesto.”  This book was written by David Morgan and Chris Marchese of Silver-Investor.com. The primary purpose of writing The Silver Manifesto is to educate the reader as to why there is no way out the financial morass by the political class or the financial elite. Read More

03.25.15- Should the Majority
Rule the Rest of Us?

Walter E. Williams

The Economist magazine recently published “What’s gone wrong with Democracy … and what can be done to revive it?” The suggestion is that democracy is some kind of ideal for organizing human conduct. That’s a popular misconception.

The ideal way to organize human conduct is to create a system that maximizes personal liberty for all. Liberty and democracy are not synonymous and most often are opposites. In Federalist Paper No. 10, James Madison explained, “Measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority.” Democracy and majority rule confer an aura of legitimacy and respectability on acts that would otherwise be deemed tyrannical. Read More

03.24.15- Moral Disorder
Nelson Hultberg

Pervasive disorder dominates our lives today. It is not a frivolous thing, but a deadly thing that has seeped into our culture like nerve gas quietly permeating the brains of combatants in war. It has come over us because our society's intellectuals, who are supposed to guide a country's citizens toward freedom and sanity, have defaulted on the role given to them by the nature of their being. Read More

03.23.15- The Federal Reserve Bank Must Be Destroyed!
Patrick Barron

"Delanda est in Susidium Foederatum Bank"

(The Federal Reserve Bank Must be Destroyed)

During the years of the Roman Republic, Cato the Elder ended every speech with the phrase "Delanda est Carthago" (Carthage must be destroyed). Rome had fought two wars with Carthage, yet the threat to the Republic remained. Read More

03.21.15- Weekend Rant: Amusing Musings: Nothing to See Here
Donald R. Schuman, Jr.

The following article was submitted by Donald Schuman, Jr. It deals with the specifics of Hillary, Obama and horn dog Bill. Has the country truly fallen so far that they will fall even further by falling for the Hillary chicanery?

As the  country sinks ever deeper into its moral, ethical and intellectual abyss, one’s respect for the prescience of George Orwell’s commentaries on truth in politics, or should I say untruth in politics, expands. Sadly, Orwell, H. L. Mencken and others of their ilk, viewed as cynics and curmudgeons during their time, now seem understated in their prior assessments of the political future of this country. Read More

03.20.15- Young people really need to see this
Simon Black

Early last week, I had the privilege of sitting down for dinner with Robert Kiyosaki and his wife Kim.

Now, if you’ve never read any of their books, I highly recommend you go check them out, especially Robert’s first book: Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad changed everything for me.

When I first read it over 15-years ago, it crystallized everything that I had been feeling deep down… but hadn’t been able to articulate into concrete thought or action. Read More

03.19.15- RED ALERT – IBM Moves to Create a Centralized, Central Bank Controlled Blockchain for Currency Control
Michael Krieger

International Business Machines Corp is considering adopting the underlying technology behind bitcoin, known as the “blockchain,” to create a digital cash and payment system for major currencies, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Unlike bitcoin, where the network is decentralized and there is no overseer, the proposed digital currency system would be controlled by central banks.

– From the Reuters article: IBM Looking at Adopting Bitcoin Technology for Major Currencies Read More

03.18.15- Secret Space Program Conference, 2014 San Mateo
Catherine Austin Fitts

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03.17.15- When It Becomes Serious, First They Lie--When That Fails, They Arrest You
Charles Hugh Smith

When lying is no longer enough to gain compliance, then the organs of security are unleashed on dissent and resistance.

"When it becomes serious, you have to lie." -Jean-Claude Juncker simply gave voice to what the world's leaders practice on a daily basis, because now it's always serious.

And why is it now serious? Persuading tax donkeys and debt serfs that everything is going their way is now impossible without lies. Persuading the populace that the leadership is working on their behalf was jettisoned in the wake of the 2008 bailout of bankers and parasites. Read More

03.16.15- Texas Bill Would Effectively Nullify Marijuana Prohibition
Shane Trejo

AUSTIN, Tex. (Mar. 11 ,2015) – A bill introduced in Texas would remove all penalties for the possession and distribution of marijuana from the state criminal code, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same.

Introduced by Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview), House Bill 2165 (HB2165) repeals current provisions under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, the Health and Safety Code, and Tax Code to end the state-level prohibition on marijuana. Since FBI statistics show that approximately 99 of 100 arrests for marijuana are done under state and not federal law, passage would effectively nullify federal attempts to keep the plant illegal. Read More

03.14.15- Weekend Rant: Thousands… Millions… of Whom the World Is Not Worthy
Paul Rosenberg

All of us have partial views of the world. We can only see and hear so much. At our best, we take in only a slice of the whole. Still, I’ve been noticing something that seems widespread and worthy of comment. Here it is:

I see an increasing number of people who are markedly better than the world around them. Read More

03.13.15- Tax Per Mile Cometh!
Eric Peters

Oregon – home of things uber trendy – has become the first state to begin dunning motorists by the mile rather than by the gallon.

The “pilot” program begins July 1 — and will be implemented by the Oregon DOT in partnership with something called Sanef ITS Technologies America and Intelligent Mechatronic Systems. Sounds a lot like Cyberdyne Systems from the Terminator movies, doesn’t it? And the similarities run a lot deeper than that.

To make this work (for Uncle) your car must be fitted with some type of real-time monitoring device that keeps track of your mileage and reports it to Uncle (well, his helpers) who will then either send you a bill or perhaps automatically debit your account. Read More

03.12.15- One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes - Part 2
Brandon Smith

Consumer spending in the U.S. accounts for approximately 70 percent of gross domestic product, though it is important to note that the manner in which "official" GDP is calculated is highly inaccurate. For example, all government money used within the Medicare coverage system to pay for "consumer health demands," as well as the now flailing Obamacare socialized welfare program, are counted toward GDP, despite the fact that such capital is created from thin air by the Federal Reserve and also generates debt for the average taxpayer. Government debt creation does not beget successful domestic production. If that was a reality, then all socialist and communist countries (same thing) would be wildly enriched today. This is simply not the case. Read More

03.11.15- The Great Middle Class Extinction:
"95% of New Homes Built for Rich or Poor"

Mac Slavo

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times all over again.

“Since 2000, 95 percent of new households in King County have been either rich or poor. A mere 5 percent could be considered middle income.”

That is a statistic reportedly true of Seattle – the heart of King County in Washington state – but which may well be a window into what is happening across much of the rest of the country. Read More

03.10.15- Is the City of London's Gold-Rigging Scheme on the Ropes?
Wealth Watchman

Where There’s Smoke…

As some mainstream analysts in the financial world ponder “vanilla” things like the effect Draghi’s QE will have, or how many meetings it will take for a “patient Fed” to raise rates, there are far more interesting and meaningful things occurring for those who are paying attention.  As we all know, market rigging and the City of London go together like Bonnie and Clyde, but in the last several years, those doing the rigging have had to increasingly put up with “pesky” things….like official inquiries, larger fines, and most importantly, a growing public awareness of the true nature of their crimes. Read More

03.09.15- CONJURING: The Alchemy of Synthetic Finance & Global Governance
Jay Dyer

Recently, the world's vultures, theeconomic power elite, met in Davos to discuss the maintenance of their global fiat hegemony. Highlights included furthering austerity, noting thatthe serf class can't have air conditioning and cars, as well as cheering on thedeath of privacy through the rise of technocracy. The degenerate elite, completely out of touch with humanity, resembles the controllers in the George Lucas classic,THX 1138, building their own prison destined to entrap their own progeny. Read More

03.07.15- Weekend Rant: The Greatest Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound in 2,000 Years!
Jim Willie

It is very difficult to find a foreign policy deployed by the United States Govt that has been successful in recent years. In fact, almost all aggressive foreign policy initiatives have resulted in profound losses either in financial strategic position or in alliances with previous staid allied nations. They have almost uniformly backfired, while bravado has mixed with stupidity, while arrogance has blended with futility. Read More

03.06.15- Why This Tech Bubble is Worse Than the Tech Bubble of 2000
Mark Cuban

Ah the good old days. Stocks up $25, $50, $100 more in a single day.  Day trading was all the rage.  Anyone and everyone you talked to had a story about how they had made a ton of money on such and such a stock. In an hour.  Stock trading millionaires were being minted by the week, if not sooner.

You couldn’t go anywhere without people talking about the stock market.  Everyone was in or new someone who was in. There were hundreds of companies that were coming public and could easily be bought and sold.  You just pick a stock and buy it. Then you pray it goes up. Which most days it did. Read More

03.05.15- CIA LIES, Economic Collapse & The Banker's WW3
Harley Schlanger

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03.04.15- Financial collapse leads to war
Dmitry Orlov

Scanning the headlines in the western mainstream press, and then peering behind the one-way mirror to compare that to the actual goings-on, one can't but get the impression that America's propagandists, and all those who follow in their wake, are struggling with all their might to concoct rationales for military action of one sort or another, be it supplying weapons to the largely defunct Ukrainian military, or staging parades of US military hardware and troops in the almost completely Russian town of Narva, in Estonia, a few hundred meters away from the Russian border, or putting US “advisers” in harm's way in parts of Iraq mostly controlled by Islamic militants. Read More

03.03.15- Better to be pissed off than pissed on.
Johnny Silver Bear

I Am Mad as Hell...

The Bear was, initially, intended to offer educational content and commentary to help our readers make economic decisions and protect their capital. When I started it, I was somewhat confused, but not mad. Over the years, as I have uncovered more and more lawlessness and corruption, I have, understandably, grown angry. As a result of my anger, the editorial tone of the web site has changed. I think I can sum it up by saying that the current editorial tone of the Bear has become fifty percent wake-up calls and fifty percent affirmation. I hope that I am successful at presenting our readership with information that they had not been privy to before. Read More

03.02.15- Feds raid Texas political meeting; fingerprint and photograph all attendees, seize phones
Site Staff

"We had no idea what was going on. We knew of nothing that would warrant such an action."

BRYAN, TX — Federal and local police forces raided a political meeting, taking unusual measures to document every attendee by taking fingerprints and photographs, and seizing every cell phone and all recording equipment in the meeting hall. Read More

02.28.15- The Inevitability of Economic Collapse - A Conversation with G. Edward Griffin
Stefan Molyneux

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02.27.15- America, Welcome to the Fourth Reich

American Fascism did not start with World War II. Before Operation Paperclip, the codename under which the US intelligence and military services extricated scientists from Germany, during and after the final stages of the conflict, the annals of internal despotism were well established. With the open door policy for German engineering, the political ideology of state worship was bound to travel across the Atlantic.

The Pampas of Argentina or the backwaters of Paraguay were the preferred location for those who openly professed their reprehensible loyalty to the Führer principle. Read More

02.26.15- Secession Begins at Home
Jeff Deist

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02.25.15- Obama Is Lying About the West Coast Import Crisis Being Over: The Latent Effects Will Crush America
Dave Hodges

West Coast imports handle almost 50% of all U.S. maritime trade and more than 70% of the country’s Asian imports. The recent resolution to the West Coast import crisis came none to soon and on the surface, America averted a disaster of monumental proportions with regard to the settling of the West Coast port labor dispute. However, if Americans think they have totally averted disaster in the long-term, they are sadly mistaken. The backlog of goods will take weeks to months to offload. The impact on our economy will be felt for years and the severity of the crisis was completely avoidable. Read More

02.24.15- $1,000/oz For Silver (Today): A Starting Point
Jeff Nielson

Regular readers are well aware of an unresolved problem/issue which has permeated these commentaries for (especially) the past three years: the lack of any rational or objective means for pricing assets, most notably precious metals themselves. There are two enormous obstacles facing any analyst, in attempting to resolve this issue. Read More

02.23.15- A Century of American Figurehead Presidents Marching to the Beat of Wall Street and the New World Order
Joachim Hagopian

1913 was a pivotal year that brought to fruition the meticulously laid out agenda conspired in total secrecy of the Jekyll Island Coup d’Etat that culminated with the Federal Reserve Act signed by President Woodrow Wilson establishing the deceptively covert, privatized central banking cabal of the Federal Reserve Board. The other illegal 1913 coup that was part of the low-blow, one-two near knockout punch against the American people was the birth of the federal income tax. Thus the foundation of today's globalist Ponzi scheme on the verge right now of implosion gained its lethal foothold into our lives just one year before "the war to end all wars." Read More

02.21.15- No Goods For You
Tom Chatham

As many have pointed out over the past few days, the port shutdown on the west coast will have longterm effects. There has been a slow down at the ports for a few months but now the work has stopped completely. What many do not understand is that the retailers in the U.S. must make their orders months in advance in order to have the product on the shelf when they need it.

Even if the shutdown only lasts a few weeks, it will cause ripples through the distribution system for months. Even if we are still getting goods in the stores now, when the supply system runs out, the shelves will go empty. Even if the goods are put back into the system within a few weeks before the shelves go empty, there will likely be a dead zone where the products have not had time to make it through the system to the stores. Read More

02.20.15- A prophetic interview with Sir James Goldsmith in 1994
Charlie Rose

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02.19.15- The US's Suicidal Strategy on Ukraine
Chris Martenson

Ukraine is back in the news cycle and for good reason. The cease-fire has broken, fighting is intensifying, and the Western-supported and installed leadership in Kiev is losing the campaign. At this point, the West’s choice is to either double down and bet even more on a badly failing set of policies, or admit it has lost this round and seek to deescalate the situation.

Meanwhile, Europe has finally woken up to the risks and seems to be ready to carve out a different path than the US. A lot hinges on the high-level talks that are currently underway between Russia and Europe’s leaders. Read More

02.18.15- War and Petroleum Reserves
JC Collins

In the interest of analytical balance, we would do well to consider the possibility of war strategies when it comes to the global stockpiling of petroleum reserves.  In the years leading up to the German invasion of Poland, the world witnessed dramatic decreases in the price of oil as well as massive increases in petroleum inventories, especially as the Texas fields began to produce.

These shifts in the global oil markets ran parallel to the deflation which had begun in October, 1929, and as such, we can see the same pattern repeating today as oil prices collapse, inventories are growing, and world wide deflation is deepening. Read More

02.17.15- Rothschild vs. Rothschild
Jeff Nielson

Unsustainable. Self-destructive. Readers have heard these terms again and again over the past 6+ years. They accurately encompass the status of our societies/economies (unsustainable), and the process by which we are governed (self-destruction). But what happens after the "unsustainable" cannot be sustained for one more day/hour/minute? What happens after the banksters whom are destroying our economies succeed?

Previous analysis in this area has arrived at the conclusion that once this Old World Order completes the destruction of its own power base (Western economies), that (logically) it will lose power – at least partially, Read More

02.16.15- Ellen Brown-5 Big Banks will Survive Next Financial Calamity-Everybody Else Bankrupt
Greg Hunter

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02.14.15- Weekend Rant: One if by land...
Johnny Silver Bear

One if by landAs the editor of the Silver Bear Cafe, I try to focus on the ramifications of world events. I try to understand how what's going on now will affect your pocketbook next week, next month, next year. It is my sole intent to help you consider the possibilities which will, in turn, help you prepare for your financial future.

I have received quite a few emails in response to my recent article, "Light a Candle". In that article I suggested that, as a result of a pandemic national apathy, "the Game" was overwhelmingly in the control of "the Dark Side" Read More

02.13.15- The Winds of War
Tom Chatham

The winds of war are now blowing around the world. One day we will look back on these days with longing as one would look back on the gentle breezes of summer as the hurricane blows outside.

The winter season of the fourth turning is increasing with intensity as most people are fooled into believing that summer is just a few days off. When the winds become deadly and the snow begins to pile up, many will not be prepared to care for themselves. They will find themselves helpless and unprepared for this new weather system. Many will die and many more will suffer as they are cut off from the supplies and materials they depend on for normal living. They will become immobile and have little communication to tell them what to do. When the weather has them at their most vulnerable, the wolves will begin to show up at their door. Read More

02.12.15- How Far Is Too Far?
Bill Holter

As you know, I am in the camp that the West, led by the U.S. is and has been pushing for war.  War to create more debt for the banks to skim from, and to retain/prolong the power of dollar hegemony.  I also believe China is not looking for a war and neither is Mr. Putin and Russia.  If they were, I believe there was enough provocation over one year ago with Syria and over the last year as sanction after sanction has been implemented. Read More

02.11.15- Our House of Cards
Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

As John Williams (shadowstats.com) has observed, the payroll jobs reports no longer make any logical or statistical sense. Ask yourself, do you believe that retailers responded to the very disappointing Christmas season by rushing out in January to hire 46,000 more retail clerks?

Perhaps those 46,000 retail jobs is the BLS telling us that they have to come up with new jobs to report whether or not there are any. Read More

02.10.15- Fired Before Hired: How the Economy Has Killed The American Dream
Daniel Drew

The latest corporate scam is to blame workers for the high unemployment rate. They say there is a skills gap. Even President Obama is in on the joke. 

In his most recent State of the Union address, Obama called for Congress to make community college free. Because nothing will get you a job more than an associate's degree from your local college. Read More

02.09.15- Truth? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Truth
Paul Craig Roberts

In the previous posting, The Grand Manipulation, I again wrote about the false reality that government manipulation of information and control over explanations creates for Americans and others who have subordinated themselves to Washington.

Consider the "war on terror." According to a Nobel economist and a Harvard University budget expert, Washington's 14 years of war on terror has cost Americans a minimum of $6 trillion. That's 6,000 billion dollars. Read More

02.07.15- Weekend Rant: Boiling Frogs
Johnny Silver Bear

(Editors Note: One of the perks of editing "the Bear" allows me to post my own rants. I originally published Boiling Frogs in February, 2005. - JSB)

The Boiling Frog Syndrome goes something like this: "If you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water, he will jump out. But if you place a frog into a pot of cold water and and turn the heat on low, it will float there quite placidly. As the water gradually heats up, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot tub, and before long, with a smile on its face, it will unresistingly allow itself to be boiled to death. Now I'm not sure this really works with frogs, (I couldn't bring my self to find out), but I am certain that it works with people. I believe that we are all sitting in a big pot and the water is beginning to boil. Read More

02.06.15- Canadians Sued The Bank Of Canada & Won. Mainstream Media & Government Blacks Out Story
Joe Martino

Recently, constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati won yet another round of appeals set forth by the Bank of Canada in a case involving two Canadians who filed an action in federal court to restore The Bank of Canada to its original purpose and operations. This is a very significant story but you probably haven’t heard of it. Why? The mainstream media and government have blacked out the story for reasons that appear to stem from fear of how the public will react to realizing they’ve been systematically enslaved for decades. Read More

02.05.15- The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment
Jim Clifton

Here's something that many Americans -- including some of the smartest and most educated among us -- don't know: The official unemployment rate, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, is extremely misleading.

Right now, we're hearing much celebrating from the media, the White House and Wall Street about how unemployment is "down" to 5.6%. The cheerleading for this number is deafening. The media loves a comeback story, the White House wants to score political points and Wall Street would like you to stay in the market. Read More

02.04.15- Aaron Russo talks Rockefeller Elite
Alex Jones

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02.03.15- 'Secret' Gold Repatriation: the Banksters' Newest Bullion Scam
Jeff Nielson

Many previous commentaries have detailed the mounting crises faced by the One Bank in its own paper-bullion markets. Invariably, these "crises" are 100% self-created. This is easily illustrated by reviewing a few of its current (increasingly serious) problems.

1)  No one has seen the 10,000+ tons of gold which the U.S. government claims to have been storing (on behalf of itself, and other nations) for roughly 60 years. Read More

02.02.15- Yanis!

The new Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, is a Marxist and a member of The Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA is their acronym in Greek). He calls himself a libertarian Marxist FWIW. He is a dual citizen of both Greece and Australia, and he is a very smart economist. He has an excellent grip on the history I explored in Fiat 33, Dirty Float and Global Stagnation, especially in regard to our (America's) exorbitant privilege as it emerged through the evolution of the international monetary system from 1944 to present, a privilege which he more or less now hopes to acquire for Greece. Read More

01.31.15- Weekend Rant: Better to Light a Candle than to Curse the Darkness
Johnny Silver Bear

For the last seven years, I have spent almost all of my time trying to get a handle on the "big picture". The "little pictures" are made up of effects, and sometimes causes, but rarely motives. Its funny how all the "little pictures" don't always coalesce into a greater understanding until, all at once, the truth becomes blatantly obvious and undeniable.

In my attempt to determine "motives" I needed to ascertain the true meaning of "real wealth". I have come to the conclusion that besides hard assets, (real estate, factories, machinery, equipment, infrastructure, base metals, precious metals, natural resources, etc.) Read More

01.30.15- Birth Pangs Of The Coming Great Depression
Michael Snyder

The signs of the times are everywhere – all you have to do is open up your eyes and look at them. When a pregnant woman first goes into labor, the birth pangs are usually fairly moderate and are not that close together. But as the time for delivery approaches, they become much more frequent and much more intense. Economically, what we are experiencing right now are birth pangs of the coming Great Depression. As we get closer to the crisis that is looming on the horizon, they will become even more powerful. This week, we learned that the Baltic Dry Index has fallen to the lowest level that we have seen in 29 years. Read More

01.29.15- Economy, War with Russia
Important: Did Putin Depart From His "Wait and See" Strategy?


Something isn’t right. And, whatever is happening, it is very bad news.

If you haven’t already heard, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gave the U.S. and the West a stern warning on Tuesday, January 27. If future sanctions end up restricting Russia’s ability to operate via the SWIFT system that is used for international banking transactions, Russia’s response will be "without limits." Read More


01.28.15- Russia In The Cross Hairs
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Washington's attack on Russia has moved beyond the boundary of the absurd into the realm of insanity.

The New Chief of the US Broadcasting Board of Governors, Andrew Lack, has declared the Russian news service, RT, which broadcasts in multiple languages, to be a terrorist organization equivalent to Boko Haram and the Islamic State, and Standard and Poor's just downgraded Russia's credit rating to junk status.

Today RT International interviewed me about these insane developments. Read More


01.27.15- The Terrorist Is Laughing
Greg Osborne

The greatest cause for concern in our United States is not Iran, North Korea or radical Islam. It is not our rapidly dissolving borders or China’s emergence as a world power. It is not a threat from some disaffected nutjob with a bag of fertilizer and an axe to grind.

No, our terror began a long time ago. It is a very sophisticated and slow-brewed kind of terrorism that began and thrives in the upper strata of our society. Our Terrorist was not born out of inequality or lack of opportunity. He has never squatted in a cave, stood in line or worried about his next meal. Read More


01.26.15- It's Official: If You Question Authority, You Are Mentally Ill
Pater Tenebrarum

Only the Sheeple Are Sane

This post is about an issue that is by now a bit dated (though the topic as such certainly isn't), but we have only just become aware of it and it seemed to us worth rescuing it from the memory hole. In late 2013, the then newest issue of the American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM for short) defined a new mental illness, the so-called "oppositional defiant disorder" or ODD. Read More


01.24.15- Weekend Rant: Genetic Programming for the Brave New Utopia
Jon Rappoport

First, read these two quotes from highly regarded academic scientists, to catch the flavor of the genetic revolution. Be prepared for staggering pronouncements.

From Lee Silver, Princeton, molecular biologist and author of Remaking Eden:

"The GenRich—who account for ten percent of the American population—[will] all carry synthetic genes. All aspects of the economy, the media, the entertainment industry, and the knowledge industry are controlled by members of the GenRich class… Read More

01.23.15- 600 strains of an aerosolized thought control vaccine already tested on humans; deployed via air, food and water
Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) According to the document you're about to see, for the last eight years, government scientists have actively engineered viral vaccines designed to alter thoughts and beliefs by infecting the brain and suppressing genetic expression of neurological cells. Dispersal of these vaccines has been tested via high-altitude aerosolized sprays, highway vehicles, the water supply and even the food system. Read More

01.22.15- We've Let The Clowns
Come Way Too Far

Raúl Ilargi Meijer

In yesterday’s State of the Union, Obama said The ‘Shadow Of Crisis Has Passed’, and the one and the only thing I thought was: ‘Good, so now we can tackle the crisis itself?!’. If speeches like the SOTU last night, and the reactions to it, make anything clear, it’s that the PR guys won the fight against critical thinking. Sure, there are people for whom that shadow has passed, but a president is supposed to be there for all Americans, not just for those who finance his campaigns and those of his successors. Read More

01.21.15- The Unraveling of the US Middle Class Is Monetary and Corporate
The Daily Bell

Middle class decline looms over final years of Obama presidency ... Barack Obama enters the final two years of his presidency with a blemish on his legacy that looks impossible to erase: the decline of the middle class he has promised to rescue. – Reuters

Dominant Social Theme: Barack must try harder.

Free-Market Analysis: The West's economic system, we know now, regularly strips people of wealth. Monopoly central banks debase the currency via money printing and large corporations make entrepreneurialism difficult. Read More

01.20.15- Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates
Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) There are some big moves taking place on the global stage that you need to know about, as this could all lead to World War III.

Last week, Russia cut off its natural gas supply to Europe, "plunging the continent into an energy crisis 'within hours' as a dispute with Ukraine escalated," reports the Daily Mail. [1] Read More

01.19.15- Today is Robert Edward Lee's Birthday
Excerpts taken From Encyclopedia Brt., 11th edition, Volume 16

So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that Slavery is abolished. I believe it will be greatly for the interest of the South. So fully am I satisfied of this that I would have cheerfully lost all that I have lost by the war, and have suffered all that I have suffered to have this object attained.

General Robert E. Lee, May 1, 1870


(1807-1870), American soldier, general in the Confederate States army, was the youngest son of major-general Henry Lee, called " Light Horse Harry." Read More

01.17.15- How could trillions of dollars be laundered from the Wash DC regime to Saudi Arabia?
Ann Barnhardt

A clever reader with probably more knowledge of the Middle East than they would care to have put before me a very interesting question.  Is the US laundering money to Saudi Arabia through Citigroup in order to “hedge” against, or compensate Saudi Arabia for the drop in oil prices? Well, it sure as hell looks like it.

I recently tweeted the reportage on the massive derivatives position being accumulated by Citigroup (the parent Holding Company) and Citibank (the bank held by Citigroup HoldCo) – $135 TRILLION.  Citi is adding roughly $10 TRILLION PER QUARTER, and the bank is now holding MORE derivatives than the parent HoldCo, which is unprecedented and shocking. Read More

01.16.15- The Currency Wars of the 20th Century
Addison Wiggin

Jim Rickards is no ordinary hedge fund manager. Lots of guys can boast 35-year careers on Wall Street.

Only Rickards is also a lawyer who was the chief negotiator during the 1998 rescue of Long-Term Capital Management — in which 14 of the world's biggest banks ponied up $3.6 billion to prevent a global financial meltdown. And only Rickards is a consultant to the Pentagon who walked senior military planners through their first-ever "financial war game." Read More

01.15.15- Putin Strikes Back: Russia Cuts Off European Gas Supplies, Starts Selling Dollars: "The Decision Has Been Made"
Mac Slavo

Vladimir Putin has been silent lately. But if anyone thought he had been shamed into defeat or marginalized, then think again.

In the last few hours Russia has announced two key strategic decisions that show they are not going to stand idly by while their economy and way of life are destroyed by Western forces. Read More

01.14.15- What Will You Do When Government Tyranny And Terrorism Work Hand In Hand?
Brandon Smith

I was in the middle of working on an article covering real U.S. economic stats versus manipulated statistics when the Charlie Hebdo shootings took place. And though I knew the implications of the event would be far-reaching, I was originally undeterred from my financial subject matter. I had already covered in previous articles the inevitability of ISIS attacks on Europe and America, including the "warnings" of Saudi Arabia in August of last year that jihadists would target the EU within months and the U.S. a month later.

In September of last year, ISIS publicly urged attacks on French and U.S. citizens. Read More

01.13-15- Charlie Hebdo Shootings - Censored Video

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01.12.15- Jim Willie: The Enemy is in Our Gates: China now owns the U.S.!
Paul Sandhu

In an interview with Jim Willie on January 9, 2015 with Paul Sandhu, Willie says“I believe the US has already defaulted. They suspended the debt limit and the Chinese now has controlling interest over the Federal Reserve. 

The Chinese have taken ownership of JP Morgan's headquarters, which includes the largest private non-central bank gold vault in the world, that has underground tunnels into the Federal Reserve gold vaults. Read More

01.10.15- JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick
Francis Richard Conolly

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01.09.15- From Energy War to Currency War: America's Attack on the Russian Ruble
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

A multi-spectrum war is being waged against Moscow by Washington. If there are any doubts about this, they should be put to rest. Geopolitics, science and technology, speculation, financial markets, information streams, large business conglomerates, intelligentsia, mass communication, social media, the internet, popular culture, news networks, international institutions, sanctions, audiences, public opinion, nationalism, different governmental bodies and agencies, identity politics, proxy wars, diplomacy, countervailing international alliances, major business agreements, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), human rights, prestige, military personnel, capital, and psychological tactics are all involved in this multi-spectrum war. Read More

01.08.15- We Are Entering An Era Of Shattered Illusions
Brandon Smith

The structure of history is held together by two essential and distinct kinds of links, two moments in time to which no one is immune: moments of epiphany, and moments of catastrophe. Sometimes, both elements intermingle at the birth of a singular epoch. Men often awaken to understanding in the midst of great crisis; and, invariably, great crises can erupt when men awaken. These are the moments when social gravity vanishes, when the kinetic glue of normalcy melts away, and we begin to see the true foundations of our world, if a foundation exists at all. Read More

01.07.15- Disruptive Tech: "3D Printing Could Undermine Sanctions," Change Warfare and Upend Supply Chains
Mac Slavo

“Reducing barriers to arms manufacturing” is just one of the consequences playing out from the adoption of revolutionary 3D printers. The price of printers has come down from half a million dollars to less than $10k, and the expiration of several key patents is making much more possible.

It has the power to decentralize production and, powered by robotic factory work, forever alter the economics of manufacturing. Read More

01.06.15- The Imperial Collapse Playbook
Dmitry Orlov

Some people enjoy having the Big Picture laid out in front of them—the biggest possible—on what is happening in the world at large, and I am happy to oblige. The largest development of 2014 is, very broadly, this: the Anglo-imperialists are finally being forced out of Eurasia. How can we tell? Well, here is the Big Picture—the biggest I could find. I found it thanks to Nikolai Starikov and a recent article of his.

Now, let's first define our terms. By Anglo-imperialists I mean the combination of Britain and the United States. Read More

01.05.15- How to rob a bank
William Black

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01.03.15- Weekend Rant: It's GAME OVER…
The Dollar Is DYING!

C Serpa

I disagree that the US is driving down the oil price. I also disagree that the Russian economy is in tatters. 

You can't believe Reuters or Bloomberg. The ruble goes down, and the oil price goes down. This is the news: There is no change in the oil price in ruble terms.

My contact in Russia, who has a son in Moscow, asked him how the import prices are affected. They have sudden moves up to 10%, but they go down in a couple of weeks.  That means the Russians are cleverly managing their reserves with 160 down to $130 Billion in Treasury Bonds to manage the foreign imports that they pay for with dollars. Read More

01.02.15- The Specter That Haunts America
Thomas DiLorenzo

A specter is haunting America.  It is a group of influential individuals who harbor an intense hatred of such principles as private property, markets, limited constitutional government, and freedom itself.  They are hardcore leftists who proudly list as their heroes communist agitators from the last century.  They despise private property and advocate nationalization.  They attempt to brainwash young children by distributing trinkets in public schools adorned with sayings by Karl Marx and Che Guevara.  They advocate "urban Marxism" for America's cities and "Third World communism" for the less-developed countries of the world.  They employ shady figures from the sixties "protest movement" who admit to having committed violent crimes that caused the death of innocent bystanders. Read More

01.01.15- New York Police Accidentally Show People They Are Not Needed Nor Wanted
Jeff Berwick

Showing that even the police are incredibly brainwashed by TV programming that always shows them as needed heroes the New York police may have made a career-threatening mistake by effectively going on strike this month.

The 34,500 uniformed members of the NYPD, which Mayor Bloomberg once called the world's seventh largest army, had two of their members shot this month and in protest they decided to stop harassing people for awhile. Read More

12.31.14- 7 Signs You May be a Victim of Statism
Gary 'Z' McGee

“The State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: I, the state, am the people.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

Truth: the pill everyone wants, but just can't seem to swallow. The truth behind the vicious lies of statism and its cultish tendencies happens to be one of those jagged little pills that people can't seem to swallow. Statism has become the most all-pervasive ism of them all. It is the predominant world religion. Almost every country practices it. It is, in fact, the worst form of religion: a deadly cult. It meets every single one of the characteristics associated with cultic groups according to Janja Lalich, Ph.D. & Michael D. Langone, Ph.D. Read More

12.30.14- The Trigger
James Howard Kunstler

The futility of politics in America these days has driven the public into exactly the dream-state of zombie blood-lust depicted in so many popular video fantasies, a nightmare of decay, powerlessness, and degeneracy matching the actual condition of a disintegrating polity that has lost collective consciousness and seeks only to infect the dwindling numbers of the still-sentient. Almost nobody in this country believes we can manage our affairs anymore.

Well, can we? One of the hallmarks of an imploding culture is that people lose a sense of consequence. Things just seem to happen and unhappen, and nobody really cares about chains of decision and event. Anything goes and nothing matters. Read More

12.29.14- Obamacare: How Screwed Are You?
Rodney Lee Conover

ObamaCare was never about healthcare, the poor, insurance, or anything else.

It's about controlling the populace, paying off cronies, donors, supporters and expanding the size and authority of the central government.

You think they cared that no one could get on the website and actually sign up for ObamaCare before the 2012 election?

Pa-lease.. Read More

12.27.14- Putin: It Is Time to Play Your Ace in the Hole
Ron Holland

You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done
"The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers

The entire world is watching Putin play poker with the Western politicians lead by Obama and followed by Washington quislings in London, Brussels and Berlin. America's goal since the end of the Cold War has been to weaken by financial, economic and, if necessary, military means any real competition to its global financial and resource domination through the petrodollar and dollar world reserve currency status. Read More

12.26.14- 92.4 million Americans not in the labor force

92.4 million Americans are considered to be "not in the labor force" officially.  This number is incredibly high and is a large factor for the drop in the employment participation rate.  While many older Americans are winging it when it comes to retirement, one-third of the private workforce is supporting two-thirds of the population.  Part of the reason we have so many Americans in the not in the labor force category is partly due to the aging of the country but that only accounts for one portion of the change. Read More

12.24.14- Christmas Column, December 24, 2014
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Some readers also are confused about hypocrisy. There is a vast difference between proclaiming moral principles that one might fail to live up to and proclaiming immoral principles that are all too easy to keep.

Liberty is a human achievement. We have it, or had it, because those who believed in it fought to achieve it. As I explain in my Christmas column, people were able to fight for liberty because Christianity empowered the individual.

The other cornerstone of our culture is the Constitution. Indeed, the United States is the Constitution. Without the Constitution, the United States is a different country, and Americans a different people. This is why assaults on the Constitution and assaults on Christianity are assaults on all of us. Read More

12.23.14- "NEOCONICA" – Fatherland for the New Millennium
Thad Beversdorf

I recently wrote an piece on the comprehensive breakdown of America.  In it I laid out, from an analytical perspective, the things that are leading America to an economic collapse.  But it might be interesting to take a look at a broader view of American life today.  Policy and economic discussions are useful but in them we can lose the tangibility of what it all comes back to, which is the well being of Americans.  Whether or not the national budget is 190% of GDP and whether interest rates will rise or not are important issues but only so far as they will impact the quality of life of the people.  And so let’s have a look at the lives of the American people.  Have the policies over the past 15 to 50 years led to substantial improvements in the day to day real lives of Americans?  Let’s have a look.  And while we’ve seen a couple of these more economic charts think about them in context of the other charts or other sides of life.  Read More

12.22.14- Pigmen Win Again
Jim Quinn

“The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they’re an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They’ve got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear. They’ve got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying ­ lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else.”  Read More

12.19.14- The Costs of Wars
Neta C. Crawford

There are at least three ways to think about the economic costs of these wars: what has been spent already, what could or must be spent in the future, and the comparative economic effects of spending money on war instead of something else.

How much have the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan since 9/11 cost? The Costs of War economics research team used the most up-to-date publicly available figures at the time of their writing to calculate the spending on the wars from 2001 through fiscal year 2014. Read More

12.18.14- When Will They Swing?
Rory, The Daily Coin

Do you ever awaken in the morning and different parts of your body hurt but you’re not sure why? That has been happening a lot to me lately. It’s not because I slept wrong or in some weird position, it is because of the unfolding collapse that seems to be picking up pace. The black-eye our country has suffered this week, due to the fact that the dirty laundry of the criminals in charge is being flung far and wide, has left me sadden in way I never dreamed possible. The same people that have denounced China and various other countries around the world for inhumane treatment of their citizens have now been shown, without question, that they are the worst of the of the entire lot. In most other countries when the “leadership” decides that people need to be taught a lesson, they simply kill them and that’s that. Read More

12.17.14- What's Behind the Riots? A Federal Police Force: "Everything else has been nationalized, so why not the police?"
Mac Slavo

Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. And who could forget? Trayvon Martin.

It’s no secret that the likes of Attorney General Eric Holder, his replacement Loretta Lynch, President Obama and Al Sharpton have been dwelling upon these cases, while others with similar dimensions and often more tragic circumstances remain ignored. Scores of members in Congress joined in the chorus as well.

But why are they driving these cases at all? These are not altruistic players. What is their agenda? Read More

12.16.14- My Two Cents – "Why I Quit"
Andy Sutton

As many of you probably already know, I have decided that it is no longer in the best interests of clients to provide 'advisory' services regarding securities specifically, and paper investments in general. This decision follows a rather similar move made by former broker Ann Barnhart and while our reasons differ slightly, the bottom line is the same: I feel that it is no longer possible to provide even a reasonable assurance to my clients that I can provide anything in the way of protection from market volatility, bail-ins, cleanouts like 2008, and so forth in an advisor capacity. So, to put it bluntly…I quit. But I'm not done if that makes any sense. Please bear with me and keep reading. Read More

12.15.14- Urgent: 3 New Signs TOTAL Economic Collapse is in Progress

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12.13.14- Wall Street, aka United States, Pulls Off Another Destructive Coup
Michael Noonan

There is no room for sanity in the United States, anymore, and the public is sleepwalking through it all.  Arguably, this has been carefully orchestrated by the elites over the past century, as in 100 years and not just in the past decade or so.  Capitalism is dead in the US, and has been for decades.  Ironically, China and Russia are far more capitalistic.  Once the elites took over the money supply, with the passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, there was a concerted effort to take over all media and start a propaganda scheme that is far superior than any other country in effective population control. Read More

12.12.14- The War of Northern Aggression Revisited
Tom Chatham

In the opening scenes of Gone With The Wind, Rhett Butler stated that the only things the south had plenty of was slaves and cotton. As inflammatory as that may sound, he was only stating an unspoken truth. The north had massive steel mills, factories, rail roads and raw materials to wage an effective fight. The south was lacking in all of these areas. To anyone contemplating a civil war, these lessons should not be lost to history.

As I've written about before, you need more than just soldiers to fight a war. You need a good logistics base to support those fighters. For every trigger puller on the front line you have ten to fifteen support troops behind the lines supplying those troops. Read More

12.11.14- Human Farming, Illuminati Psychology

Mainstream Media run by the same corporations that control our government are turning the people into livestock.

If you have ever been on a farm and watched livestock you may already know where this is going. Let’s just take cows for instance. They walk around each other, cows lick cows, and mount each other. Steers mount each other and carry on. But bulls have to be separated, they do not tolerate other males around.  Now let’s compare this to what we see the media promoting in today’s society. The media is pushing this cultural change across the world through their TV commercials, TV shows, Adult cartoons, and evening scheduled programs. Like it or not we are all slaves. Read More

12.10.14- The Retail Apocalypse Accelerates: Collapsing Holiday Sales Are A Signal That A Recession Is Coming
Silver Doctors

Retail sales during the four day Thanksgiving weekend were down a whopping 11 percent from last year.
This is a "make or break" time of the year for many retailers, and if things don't turn around during the coming weeks we could see a tsunami of store closings in January and February.
The golden age of retail is over, and now most retailers will have to work incredibly hard to survive the apocalypse that is unfolding right before our eyes. Read More

12.09.14- The Economic Collapse Warning Sign You Need To Know
Stefan Molyneux

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12.08.14- New Law Would Make Taxpayers Potentially Liable For TRILLIONS In Derivatives Losses
Michael Snyder

If the quadrillion dollar derivatives bubble implodes, who should be stuck with the bill?  Well, if the “too big to fail” banks have their way it will be you and I.  Right now, lobbyists for the big Wall Street banks are pushing really hard to include an extremely insidious provision in a bill that would keep the federal government funded past the upcoming December 11th deadline.  This provision would allow these big banks to trade derivatives through subsidiaries that are federally insured by the FDIC. Read More

12.06.14- Weekend Rant: Delusional Colossal Fraud
Robert's Remarks

"I am more concerned in the return of my money than the return on my money" Mark Twain

The position of the major banks is so precarious that one should pay heed to the above quote from Mark Twain Most of U.S. banks have a debt leverage of 60 to 1. I might inform you that gold and silver do not go bankrupt. Keep your attention on Ferguson as a distraction while this country and possibly the world goes down the tube. Read More

12.05.14- Gov’t and ISP’s Master Plan for Throttling Online News Sites
Mike Adams

In any forward operating theater of any war, the first battle to be waged is for the control of information, and hence, the US and other government have contingencies in place to block or obscure online news sources by way of regional internet hubs.

The idea is simple: keep citizens from seeing any alternative reporting or analysis in times of crisis or domestic strife, and to reinforce the corporate monopoly of information and commentary by state-sanctioned, or ‘trusted news sources’ only, namely, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX News, MSNBC and CNN. Read More

12.04.14- Controlled Opposition – The Hidden Hand of Misdirection
Zen Gardner

"The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves." - Vladimir Lenin

This concept eludes public awareness to a scary degree. It's similar to the reality of false flag operations, the epitome of carefully planned societal manipulation by unseen forces who have no regard for the human condition other than to control it at any cost. This is so very similar to the slogan of the nefarious Mossad: "By way of deception, thou shalt do war." And the war is on us; for the subjugation, exploitation and control of….us. The human race. Read More

12.03.14- UFOs and 9/11 (Understanding the Two Greatest Conspiracy Theories of our Time)
Richard Dolan

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12.02.14- OPEC to US oil producers
"You'll break before we do."...

Clive Maund

OPEC's decision yesterday not to cut production has ìthrown down the gauntletî to US oil producers. Due to booming output in the US there is now a global glut, and OPEC has just made it clear that they are not going to be the ones to make all the necessary sacrifices to hold the price up, especially as by doing so they would be assisting the forces that creating the glut in the first place.

Most traditional oil producers, especially those in the Mid-East can still make a profit at prices much lower than they are now. The same is not the case with the US producers, which are high cost oil shale or fracking operations. Read More

12.01.14- Root causes of the American Revolution were the loss of the ability to print their own money and restrictions on gold and silver.
Investment Watch

In The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803? (1813); when questioned why Parliament had lost respect among the people of the Colonies, he answered: “To a concurrence of causes: the restraints lately laid on their trade, by which the bringing of foreign gold and silver into the Colonies was prevented; the prohibition of making paper money among themselves, and then demanding a new and heavy tax by stamps; taking away, at the same time, trials by juries, and refusing to receive and hear their humble petitions”.’ Examination before the Committee of the Whole of the House of Commons Thu, Feb 13, 1766. Read More

11.29.14- Will The Swiss People Resist The Massive Anti-Gold Propaganda?
Taki Tsaklanos

In this article, Claudio Grass, Managing Director at Global Gold Switzerland, provides an update on the context in which the Swiss vote is taking place this weekend. On Sunday, November 30th, end of day, the world will know whether Switzerland is going back to a form of a gold standard or not. What are the key takeaways right before the results of the gold vote?

The most striking observation of the vote is probably the huge propaganda that has been going in November. Read More

11.28.14- This Sunday may mark the end of Western monetary dominance
Simon Black

Walking down the streets of Constantinople in the early Middle Ages, you would have immediately felt the energy and prosperity.

Constantinople was one of the wealthiest, most advanced cities in the world, and some historians estimate its population could have been as high as 500,000 people.

Byzantine architecture in Constantinople was world famous, and local artists were producing mosaics that are still regarded as some of the finest ever made. Read More

11.27.14- All-Out War in Ukraine: NATO's 'Final Offensive'
Prof James Petras

There are clear signs that a major war is about to break out in Ukraine:  A war actively promoted by the NATO regimes and supported by their allies and clients in Asia (Japan) and the Middle East (Saudi Arabia).  The war over Ukraine will essentially run along the lines of a full-scale military offensive against the southeast Donbas region, targeting the breakaway ethnic Ukraine- Russian Peoples Republic of Donetsk and Lugansk, with the intention of deposing the democratically elected government, disarming the popular militias, killing the guerrilla resistance partisans and their mass base, dismantling the popular representative organizations and engaging in ethnic cleansing of millions of bilingual Ukraino-Russian citizens.  NATO's forthcoming military seizure of the Donbas region is a continuation and extension of its original violent putsch in Kiev, which overthrew an elected Ukrainian government in February 2014. Read More

11.26.14- New bill passed: Did this just happen in the Land of the Free? Yes, it did.
Simon Black

Science is about truth. It's about fact.

It's about forming hypothesis and either proving or disproving that hypothesis through what we can observe, test, and measure.

For thousands of years it's been through this method that humanity has progressed. And history shows that every time "authorities" get involved, it invariably arrests this process. Read More

11.25.14- Deutsche Bank's Modest Proposal To Central Banks: "Purchase The Gold Held By Private Households"
Tyler Durden

From the bank that a few days ago informed us that “People Are Talking About Helicopter Money And Debt Cancellation Being The End Game“, comes the logical next step. Here it is, without commentary and the key section highlighted:

From Deutsche bank Behavioral Finance: Daily Metals Outlook

Although gold market operators are currently pre-occupied with the prospect of the SNB finding itself obliged by referendum. Read More

11.24.14- Buy the All Time High
James Howard Kunstler

Wall Street is only one of several financial roach motels in what has become a giant slum of a global economy. Notional "money" scuttles in for safety and nourishment, but may never get out alive. Tom Friedman of The New York Times really put one over on the soft-headed American public when he declared in a string of books that the global economy was a permanent installation in the human condition. What we're seeing "out there" these days is the basic operating system of that economy trying to shake itself to pieces.

The reason it has to try so hard is that the various players in the global economy game have constructed an armature of falsehood to hold it in place — for instance the pipeline of central bank "liquidity" creation that pretends to be capital propping up markets. Read More

11.22.14- Weekend Rant: Paul Craig Roberts interviewed by Italian Media
Costantino Ceoldo

I recently had the chance to interview Paul Craig Roberts. I remember briefly, for the uninitiated, that Dr. Roberts was a senior official of the US government, economic advisor to the President during the first term of Ronald Reagan. It is to him the creation of Reaganomics, the economic policy initiated by Reagan to revive the US economy, then stagnant. Dr. Roberts was also a member of a secret committee of control over the CIA, set up to verify the information provided by US intelligence on the continuation of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. He has still now a profound understanding of the mechanisms of power in Washington and he’s distinguished for his political analysis, often discordant compared with that of the official mainstream. - Costantino Ceoldo Read More

11.21.14- Stealing Your Wealth by Stealth
Dave Hodges

Last year, I was roundly criticized when I said the Cyprus scenario is coming here. I was told there would be a revolution if this happened and the government would be to afraid to try such a thing. I marvel at people who hold to such naive beliefs. The American people have been through several beta tests related to our private wealth being confiscated and no resistance was offered (e.g. MF Global).

Listening to the sheep that believe Wolf Blitzer who tells us that the economy is in recovery, is like listening to a country song played backwards. You know the all-to-familiar message, the wife does not leave, the truck still runs and the guy stops drinking. Read More

11.20.14- The New York Times doesn't want you to understand this Vladimir Putin speech
Patrick L. Smith

The Russian leader delivers an important foreign policy address we should consider. The Times botches it badly

Give me a sec to count. In my lifetime the Soviet Union and latterly the Russian Federation have had nine leaders. Stalin's death elevated Malenkov and then Khrushchev, and the banishing of Khrushchev led to Brezhnev. Then came a pair of forgettables, then Gorbachev and on to the ever-inebriated Yeltsin (whom one wants dearly to forget). For 15 years, counting the Dmitry Medvedev interval, Vladimir Putin has held the wheel of the Russian bus. Read More

11.19.14- Twenty-six Things About the Islamic State (ISIL) that Obama Does Not Want You to Know About
Prof Michel Chossudovsky

The US led war against  the Islamic State is a big lie.

Going after " Islamic terrorists", carrying out a worldwide pre-emptive war to “Protect the American Homeland" are used to justify a military agenda.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a creation of US intelligence. Washington's "Counter-terrorism Agenda" in Iraq and Syria consists in Supporting the Terrorists. Read More

After the Globalists Steal Your Bank Account, What's Next?
Dave Hodges

Part One of this series dealt with the fact that the G20 has declared that your “money” in the bank, is not “money” anymore and is subject to not being covered by the FDIC as it was in the past.

Part two discussed how the theft of your bank account will occur incrementally in order to avoid a violent backlash from the public. Read More

11.17.14- I Dare You To Comprehend This Speech! Jaw Dropping Truth!
Senator Bernie Sanders

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11.15.14- Interview with Marin Katusa -
Author of The Colder War

Bloomberg Radio

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11.14.14- The Prospect of Nuclear War
Paul Craig Roberts

Most Americans live in their myths, and these myths are immune to facts. Some Americans become angry when confronted with information inconsistent with their preconceptions. I began learning this back in the newsprint era from letters, and the lesson has continued from emails and comment sections on websites.

Postal letters and emails are outlets that permit a reader to let off steam by lambasting a writer, but comment sections permit readers to share their outrage with all the website's readers in addition to the writer and to gang up on and slander a writer. Read More

11.13.14- Mark Cuban: Feds Will F*** Internet Up
Kit Daniels

"I'm more concerned the government will f— it up," he says

The Internet will get f***ed up by President Obama’s proposed regulations, according to NBA team owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban.

Cuban is against Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet like a public utility, which he revealed when a reporter asked him if he thought there was potential for small companies to be stifled by Internet providers.

“I’m more concerned the government will f— it up,” he told Business Insider. Read More

11.12.14- America's Celebrity Killers
Ellen Finnigan

On November 21, Mockingjay: Part I will be released in theaters. This will be the third of four films based on Suzanne Collins' young adult trilogy. In anticipation I have re-watched the first two films, The Hunger Games (2012) and Catching Fire (2013), and reread the books. Collins has said that with these stories she wanted to educate children about the "realities of war." The realities she seems to be concerned with are not only the realities of fighting in a war, but also the realities of living in a country at war. What Collins is teaching American children is very important: that a government of the few can dominate a populace of the many using not only the brute force of a police state but also the more subtle, insidious, and hypnotic power of mass media. Read More

11.11.14- Bill Gates, Monsanto, and eugenics
Ethan A. Huff

After it was exposed that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the philanthropic brainchild of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, purchased 500,000 shares in Monsanto back in 2010 valued at more than $23 million, it became abundantly clear that this so-called benevolent charity is up to something other than eradicating disease and feeding the world's poor (http://www.guardian.co.uk). It turns out that the Gates family legacy has long been one of trying to dominate and control the world's systems, including in the areas of technology, medicine, and now agriculture. Read More

11.10.14- The World Isn't Listening to the U.S. Unless It's Killing People
Kurt Nimmo

Neocons come out of the woodwork as Republicans gain majority

Now that the congressional game of musical chairs is over and Republicans have most of the chairs, it’s time for the Bush-era neocons to come out of the woodwork.

For instance, former Secretary of State and CFR darling Condi Rice.

Rice told Fox, the closest thing neocons have to their own news network, that Americans "don't like the world that they get when the United States is not deeply engaged and deeply involved," in other words invading small countries and killing people for the sake of banks and transnational corporations. Read More

11.08.14- Weekend Rant:
Election, Fed, and Stocks

Adam Hamilton

Americans spoke loudly and clearly at the polls this week, repudiating Obama's and the Democrats' failed big-government policies. This huge Republican victory has serious implications for the Fed and US stock markets. Republican lawmakers have long opposed this easy Fed, and they will put great pressure on it to normalize its balance sheet and interest rates. This is an ominous omen for these Fed-inflated stock markets.

Prior to Tuesday, the mainstream media dominated by Democratic sycophants did its best to downplay the American anger at Obama and the Democrats. Read More

11.07.14- Druglord, Genius, or Saint? What Kind of Man, Really, Is Silk Road's Dread Pirate Roberts?
Paul Rosenberg

As many of you must know, the US government (and I’m not certain of all the agencies involved) has charged a young man named Ross Ulbricht with being “Dread Pirate Roberts” (DPR), the “drug kingpin” behind the Silk Road online bazaar. You probably do not know, however, that he goes on trial in two months. Read More

11.06.14- Obama: Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Is
“Not a Choice We Want Americans to Make”

Melissa Melton

In a quest to get more American children enrolled at even younger ages into our government indoctrination centers, er, public schools, Obama recently made a pretty straightforward statement on Uncle Sam’s position regarding stay-at-home moms. Speaking in Rhode Island on Halloween, Obama said,

“Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. And that's not a choice we want Americans to make.”

Um…what? Read More

11.05.14- China Likely Bought 10,000 tons of Gold…and if They Did, Here's Why
Chris Hamilton

My article "10,000 tons of gold…The math says China could have easily done it!"explains how it's possible or even likely China has amassed 10,000+ tons of gold. What it doesn’t explain is the context as to why this is so important. I know some now this story well, but for most, this needs repeating.

A little History

Gold has long represented the primary means of rebalancing trade surplus / deficits between nations. As a nation ran a trade surplus with another, the exporter ended up with an excess of the importer nations currency. Read More

11.04.14- Silver Analyst Who Predicted Silver's Crash to $15 Three Years Ago Says Massive Rally Coming
Marshall Swing

Nearly 3 years ago, with silver trading near $40/oz and gold near all-time nominal highs, SD gold & silver analyst Marshall Swing shocked the PM community by warning that silver would crash to $15/oz, then rocket past $1,000/oz as fiat collapses! 

Fast forward to Oct 31st, 2014, and silver has indeed crashed to a $15 handle. Read More

11.03.14- With friends like these ...
Ol' Remus

Knowingly enabling infectious fatal diseases to spread is part of the psychotic breakdown going on in DC. They've dragged their feet to where talk of preventing Ebola in the US is transparent pretence. Even aside from Obama, the key people aren't serious about timely containment. The CDC's director, Thomas Frieden, is an MD who let his license lapse years ago, recruited from Bloomberg's NY City where he enforced the mayor's medicalized nannyism: a ban on large soft drinks, a smoking ban, a salt ban, a transfats ban, mandatory calorie counts at restaurants and other because-we-can harassment. Read More

11.01.14- Weekend Rant: Colorado & Oregon Citizens to Vote on Labeling GMO Foods
Sheldon Krimsky and Jeremy Gruber

As voters in Oregon and Colorado head to the polls next week to decide if they support labeling laws for genetically modified organisms, on Tuesday we will be joined by Sheldon Krimsky to discuss his new book, The GMO Deception: What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk. The book has a forward by Ralph Nader and is a compilation of thought-provoking essays by leading scientists. Read More

10.31.14- It's the Debt, Stupid!
David Chapman

Investors fear a stock market collapse. What they should really fear is a bond market collapse or more specifically a debt collapse. A stock market collapse can cause considerable damage. Debt collapse could lead to bankruptcy and an economic depression. Read More

10.30.14- Scary Silver
Truth Never Told

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10.29.14- Does This Look Like A Housing Recovery To You?
Michael Snyder

We just learned that the homeownership rate in the United States has fallen to the lowest level in 19 years.  But of course this is not a new trend.  As you will see in this article, the homeownership rate in the United States has been in a continual decline for more than 7 years.  Obviously this is not a sign of a healthy economy.  Traditionally, homeownership has been one of the key indicators that you belong to the middle class.  When people define "the American Dream", it is usually one of the first things mentioned.  So if the percentage of Americans that own a home has been steadily going down for 7 years in a row, what does that tell us about the health of the middle class in this country? Read More

10.28.14- Things That Make You Go Hmmm: This Little Piggy Bent The Market
Grant Williams

About 18 months ago, I had a very pleasant chat with a gentleman by the name of Luzi Stamm.

You may detect some measure of surprise in my words, and the reason for that is quite simple: Luzi Stamm is a politician; and, as regular readers will know, I am no fan of that particular class. But Herr Stamm was different.

An MP representing the Swiss People’s Party, Stamm was spearheading a federal popular initiative which needed 100,000 signatures in order to comply with the Swiss parliamentary system’s rigid framework regarding referendums. Read More

10.27.14- Christmas in October - Desperate Measures
Jim Quinn

The desperation of retailers grows by the day. I head to Wal-Mart and Giant in Harleysville every Sunday morning at 7:00 am. to do my weekly grocery shopping. I go to Wal-Mart at opening to avoid the freaks we see weekly on the People of Wal-Mart post. The workers at Wal-Mart are only a small step above the customers. They can barely communicate, rarely look you in the eye, and generally act like they are prisoners in an asylum.

I’m in winter/bad times ahead prep mode. I had a load of fire wood delivered yesterday which I wheelbarrowed to the back yard and stacked with my already decent sized stack. Read More

10.25.14- This is the only -no risk- way I know about to guarantee a 20% return
Simon Black

I’m going to make you a deal.

For the rest of your life, I’m going to be your silent partner. You’re going to pay me 20% of everything you ever make. Forever.

In return, I’m not going to do anything. I won’t add value to your life or your business. In fact, I’m actually going to be destructive.

For the rest of your life, I’m going to make you fill out a bunch of stupid forms. If you own a business, I’m going to make you hire employees that you don’t need and incur all sorts of costs just to handle all the excess paperwork. Read More

10.24.14- Low Inflation? The Price Of Ground Beef Has Risen 17 Percent Over The Past Year
Michael Snyder

Thanks to the Federal Reserve, the middle class is slowly being suffocated by rising food prices.  Every single dollar in your wallet is constantly becoming less valuable because of the inflation the Fed systematically creates.  And if you try to build wealth by saving money and earning interest on it, you still lose because thanks to the Federal Reserve's near zero interest rate policies banks pay next to nothing on savings accounts.  The Federal Reserve wants you to either spend your money or to put it in the giant casino that we call the stock market.  But when Americans spend their paychecks they are finding that they don't stretch as far as they once did. Read More

How to start a war and lose an empire
Dmitry Orlov

A year and a half ago I wrote an essay on how the US chooses to view Russia, titled The Image of the Enemy. I was living in Russia at the time, and, after observing the American anti-Russian rhetoric and the Russian reaction to it, I made some observations that seemed important at the time. It turns out that I managed to spot an important trend, but given the quick pace of developments since then, these observations are now woefully out of date, and so here is an update.

At that time the stakes weren’t very high yet. There was much noise around a fellow named Magnitsky, a corporate lawyer-crook who got caught and died in pretrial custody. Read More

10.22.14- Is The US Government The Master Criminal Of Our Time?
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

As I read this notice from ClinicalTrials.gov, a service of the US National Institutes of Health, the US Government and Pharmaceutical corporations have been conducting ebola tests on humans.

This is official confirmation of Dr. Boyle and Dr. Broderick’s reports that the US government has conducted ebola experiments. Perhaps the vaccine was not effective, and those on whom the experiment was conducted came down with ebola and perhaps also employees in the US bio-warfare laboratories located in Africa where the experiment was conducted. Read More

10.21.14- Perpetual Debt Slavery
Dr. Jeff Lewis

There is an unspoken difference between debt that is designed to be paid back and debt (disguised as perpetual flow) to finance pre-existing streams of debt service.

The second type of debt is a Ponzi large enough to make Bernie Madoff blush.  And crash the system. In the current system, debt is money for nothing used to create asset bubbles. Including the equity lift-off we see today. Read More

10.20.14- The Enlargement of the Dialectic Collapse
JC Collins

As discussed and defined in the post The First False Flags, a process of Cultural and Socioeconomic Interception, which we will call CSI, has been taking place since at least the early 1600’s.  This is a process where international banking interests use hidden strategies and methodologies to effect change on the macroeconomic level.

The disorganized masses, the large majority of the population for which the CSI is targeted, are intentionally divided and confused about the broader mandates and purposes of the international bankers, or Money Changers. Read More

10.18.14- Weekend Rant: Financial World: House Of Cards Built On Sand
Michael Noonan

Take heart PM community, your turn is coming.  What is happening in the stock market is a harbinger of what is sure to come for gold and silver, at some point in the future.  When? Ah, that elusive question the answer to which so many want to know, the same answer to which so many so-called prognosticators have serially gotten wrong over the past few years.  The best answer is patience.

It is highly unlikely that a single bank, at least in the Western fiat central banking system, is solvent.  All, repeat, all banks are insolvent, propped up by the Rothschild system that few can successfully challenge. Read More

10.17.14- A Black Swan Takes Flight
Tom Chatham

The threat of a pandemic is ever more present today than it was one month ago. The spread of a pandemic through American communities has some potential to be used for nefarious purposes. With the distrust in government today, it is natural to be suspicious of how this event is being handled at higher levels.

Normal everyday people are screaming for a quarantine of people from infected regions of the world but the government seems reluctant to do that simple thing to stop the spread of this disease. That in itself begs the question if this is intentional and part of some larger plan. Read More

10.16.14- Impact of FATCA – and the Case for Physical and Regional Diversification
The Daily Bell

The height of idiocy: US Government hijacks the whole Swiss banking system ... True story ... One of our SMC members just received a package from HSBC giving him and his wife a deadline to comply with FATCA—US' global tax law ... Suddenly they had just four weeks to prove that they were not US taxpayers, all because at one point they had purchased a service that gave them a US phone number. And now they, as Canadian citizens and residents, have to submit a fully completed W8BEN IRS form, along with a government issued photo ID and a detailed letter of explanation to make it very clear that they were not in fact Americans. – Sovereign Man Read More

10.15.14- Five Bills in the Land of the Free that are straight out of Atlas Shrugged
Simon Black

“John Galt is Prometheus who changed his mind. After centuries of being torn by vultures in payment for having brought to men the fire of the gods, he broke his chains—and he withdrew his fire—until the day when men withdraw their vultures."

Sick of the overbearing regulation, taxation, and entitlement mentality in society—in the book Atlas Shrugged, John Galt went to one entrepreneur after another to convince them that they just didn't need to put up with it anymore. Read More

10.14.14- Crash Alert: Examine Your Exposures
Jim Quinn

Do you believe this time is different? Then buy stocks on margin come Monday morning. Do you believe the Federal Reserve can permanently elevate stock markets? If so, borrow against your house and buy stocks with both hands on Monday. Do you believe stocks are undervalued, despite a century of data indicating they are 50% overvalued? If so, backup the truck and buy Twitter, Apple, and Amazon stock. Do you feel lucky?

Present conditions create an urgency to examine all risk exposures. Once overvalued, overbought, overbullish extremes are joined by deterioration in market internals and trend-uniformity, one finds a narrow set comprising less than 5% of history that contains little but abrupt air-pockets, free-falls, and crashes. Read More

10.13.14- The Economic ENDGAME Has Arrived
Jim Willie

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10.11.14- An End Still Not In Sight
Michael Noonan

Miscellaneous, with a central not-so-apparent binder. Do they relate to gold and silver? In a way, yes.

At the end of September, Yahoo ran a picture of Putin along side of Stalin. Not too much in the way of suggestive association at play here by the media intent on pleasing the elites and federal government. The caption was what the two have in common, both from Russia certainly being one. What we know for sure is that neither ever won a Nobel Peace Prize, and neither has been responsible for inciting wars all across the globe and bombing other countries into submission, so Obomba is one-up on them in that regard, but his photo did not appear in the line up. Read More

10.10.14- The New World Order Bio War
Tom Chatham

For several years many people have had the opinion that the global elite have had a plan to kill off a significant portion of the worlds population and take complete control of the resources and people. The raping of the worlds financial assets by these people has insured that they must do something to cover their tracks in a way to avert repercussions on themselves from an irate population. A global holocaust that puts people in survival mode would lend itself nicely to the police state being erected to contain the people.

Dave Hodges has uncovered some evidence that a company named Crucell developed a fully effective Ebola vaccine in 2006. The CDC has patented the Ebola virus and can now demand to be paid royalties for any vaccine used against the virus. Read More

10.09.14- The US ranks #36 in the world for respecting property rights. Is this freedom?
Simon Black

In 1863, the United States of America was in the midst of a devastating civil war.

Thousands of people had just lost their lives at Gettysburg, and Sherman was preparing for his march to the sea, laying waste to Atlanta in the process.

New York City was embroiled in the most violent riots in its history.

The southern economy was in shambles with the prices of staple food items skyrocketing, and citizens of the Union were stuck paying income taxes for the first time ever. Read More

10.08.14- Michael Savage: 1 month left to save America
World Net Daily

New 'prophetic' book warns nation ahead of mid-terms

When Barack Obama introduced himself at the 2004 Democratic National Convention declaring there was only one America – “not a liberal America and a conservative America” and “not a black America and white America” – many instantly envisioned him as a future presidential candidate with a unique heritage and extraordinary rhetorical skills that would enable him to unite a nation divided over political ideology and race.

Not long into his presidency, however, it became apparent to many, including some liberals, that Obama’s leadership and policies had only exacerbated the divisions. Read More

10.07.14- Washington Is Destroying The World
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

The aggressive and mindless stance that Washington's warmongers have taken toward Russia and China have shattered the accomplishment of Reagan and Gorbachev.

Reagan and Gorbachev ended the cold war and removed the threat of nuclear armageddon. Now the neocons, the US budget-dependent (taxpayer dependent) US military/security complex, and the US politicians dependent on campaign funds from the military/security complex have resurrected the nuclear threat. Read More

10.06.14- The New World Order-
A 6000 Year History

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10.04.13- Poverty Report Contradicts GDP Claims
Paul Craig Roberts

It is amazing how the government manages to continue selling Brooklyn Bridges to a gullible public. Americans buy wars they don't need and economic recoveries that do not exist.

The best investment in America is a highly leveraged fund that invests only in large cap companies that are buying back their own stocks. Many of the firms repurchasing their stocks are borrowing in order to push up their stock prices, executive "performance bonuses," and shareholders' capital gains. The debt incurred will have to be serviced by future earnings. This is not a picture of capitalism that is driving the economy by investment. Read More

10.03.14- High-Frequency Trader Indicted for Manipulating Commodities Futures Markets
Federal Bureau of Investigation

CHICAGO—In the first federal prosecution of its kind, a high-frequency trader was indicted for allegedly manipulating commodities futures prices and illegally profiting nearly $1.6 million as a result of trading orders he placed through CME Group and European futures markets in 2011. The defendant, Michael Coscia, was the manager and sole owner of the former Panther Energy Trading LLC, of Red Bank, N.J., which he formed in 2007. Read More

10.02.14- Top Doctors: Ebola May Become Airborne … And May ALREADY Be Transmissible Via Aerosols

Michael T. Osterholm – director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota – wrote in the New York Times last month:

Viruses like Ebola are notoriously sloppy in replicating, meaning the virus entering one person may be genetically different from the virus entering the next. The current Ebola virus's hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. Each new infection represents trillions of throws of the genetic dice. Read More

10.01.14- Ebola In America: The Confirmed Case In Dallas, Texas Could Change Everything
Michael Snyder

The day that many of us hoped would never arrive is here.  Ebola has come to America.  Air travel between the United States and the countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone should have been totally shut down except for absolutely essential personnel but it wasn't.  And now our nation may end up paying a great price as a result.  On Tuesday, the CDC announced that there is a confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas, Texas.  We know that this individual is a male and that he traveled by air from Liberia to Texas on September 19th.  At that time, he was not exhibiting any symptoms. Read More

09.30.14- Will You Die From Fukushima?
Steven Starr

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09.29.14- No, America isn't Communist. It's only 70% Communist.
Simon Black

"The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workers of the world, unite!"

Most people remember Karl Marx's most potent points and phrases, and the mountain of corpses his disciples left behind, especially in the 20th century.

However, most forget or don't even know the specific policies that Marx advocated. Read More

09.27.14- Will Russia and China Hold Their Fire Until War Is the Only Alternative?
Paul Craig Roberts

Obama's September 24 speech at the UN is the most absurd thing I have heard in my entire life. It is absolutely amazing that the president of the United States would stand before the entire world and tell what everyone knows are blatant lies while simultaneously demonstrating Washington's double standards and belief that Washington alone, because the US is exceptional and indispensable, has the right to violate all law.

It is even more amazing that every person present did not get up and walk out of the assembly.

The diplomats of the world actually sat there and listened to blatant lies from the world's worst terrorist. They even clapped their approval. Read More

09.26.14- When Humans Lose Control of Government
Phillip K. Howard

A decades-long obsession with writing excessively detailed laws had made it impossible for real people to get anything done.

The Veterans Affairs scandal of falsified waiting lists is the latest of a never-ending stream of government ineptitude. Every season brings a new headline of failures: the botched roll-out of Obamacare involved 55 uncoordinated IT vendors; a White House report in February found that barely 3 percent of the $800 billion stimulus plan went to rebuild transportation infrastructure; and a March Washington Post report describes how federal pensions are processed by hand in a deep cave in Pennsylvania. Read More

09.25.14- The War on Poverty: 50 years of failure
Robert Rector

The welfare state perpetuates itself by rewarding dependency

This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s launch of the War on Poverty. In January 1964, Johnson declared “unconditional war on poverty in America.” Since then, the taxpayers have spent $22 trillion on Johnson’s war. Adjusted for inflation, that’s three times the cost of all military wars since the American Revolution. Read More

09.24.14- Silicon Valley Corporatists
James Hall

Remember the days when an entrepreneur would perfect their whiz kid ideas in a garage and bring them to market? Did Steve Wozniak ever envision the behemoth that Apple would become and the cult camp that worships every new product that flows from their robotic coolie assembly lines? Riots Over Rotten Apple Mania describes an example of the forbidding underbelly of corporatist business model that Apple exemplifies so dramatically. Notwithstanding this record of 21th century sweat factories, do the venture vulture capitalists of Silicon Valley interject added value in the products and services they fund or do this culture of touting IPO offerings simply game a system to print money based upon imaginary dreams? Read More

09.23.15- Must See: Border Patrol Insider Speaks Out: "They're Anticipating A Large National Crisis… Something Drastic"
Mac Slavo

The southern border of the United States has never been safer. There is no credible threat from terrorists. And, the government has everything under control.

That’s the narrative being disseminated to the masses and it’s being done in such a way that anyone who disagrees is labeled a racist, an alarmist, or an anti-government extremist. Read More

09.22.14- Rigged Gold Price Distorts Perception of Economic Reality
Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

The Federal Reserve and its bullion bank agents (JP Morgan, Scotia, and HSBC) have been using naked short-selling to drive down the price of gold since September 2011. The latest containment effort began in mid-July of this year, after gold had moved higher in price from the beginning of June and was threatening to take out key technical levels, which would have triggered a flood of buying from hedge funds.

The Fed and its agents rig the gold price in the New York Comex futures (paper gold) market. The bullion banks have the ability to print an unlimited supply of gold contracts which are sold in large volumes at times when Comex activity is light. Read More

09.20.14- 2014 "Anatomy of a Great Deception"
David Hooper

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09.19.14- Scotland Sells out to the Dole
Martin Armstrong

In America, the support for Scottish Independence was overwhelming running 80%+ Scottish Flags were appearing everywhere – even in Philadelphia they hung one-off the bridge. But in Scotland where people rely upon handouts from Britain (dole), self-interest prevailed.

With all 32 council areas in Scotland now declared, the No (unionist) secured 55% of the vote with Yes (independence) achieved 45%.

The fate of Scotland now looks rather bleak. The turnout was the strongest in the NO camp largely because the elderly who rely on pensions were scared they would lose the dole. Read More

09.18.14- The NEXT Reserve Currency
Jeff Nielson

The U.S. dollar is dying an ugly death. The U.S. government knows it, and the bankers who run the U.S. government are certainly aware of it – since they are the ones who have (already) undermined its value to worthlessness.

Naturally, the dollar's ugly death is never mentioned in the Corporate media. Even with the manipulation choke-hold which this banking cabal has over our so-called "markets"; it would be extremely difficult to pump-up the value of the dollar to its present, absurdly fraudulent level if everyone knew that this was a dying currency – which will be obsolete (and thus officially worthless) in a few year's time. Read More

09.17.14- Revisionism and the Freedom Movement
Ralph Raico

The King of Prussia, Frederick II ("the Great"), confessed that he had seized the province of Silesia from the Empress Maria Theresa in 1740 because, as a newcomer to the throne, he had to make a name for himself. This caused a war with Austria that developed into a worldwide war (in North America, the French and Indian War), and went on to 1763. Of course, many tens of thousands died in that series of wars.

In general, though, states have been much more circumspect about revealing the true reasons for their wars as well as the methods by which they conduct them. Pretexts and evasions have proliferated. In democratic societies, these are endorsed—often invented—by compliant writers and intellectuals. Read More

09.16.14- This seems to be going well (chart)
Simon Black

Gallup released a new poll late last week showing how many (or few, as it were) Americans are ‘satisfied’ with the direction of the country. 23%. That’s it. 76% are NOT satisfied. Only 1% aren’t sure.

The chart to the right shows the astounding, long-term decline since 2000.

Note, this is a trend that has outlasted three Presidents and six Congresses. It’s not about a single politician, or even ALL the politicians. It’s about the system itself. Read More

09.15.14- The Price of Gold and the Art of War, Part I
Darryl Robert Schoon

If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by - Sun Tzu, The Art of War, Fifth century BC

Only fools and the ideologically impaired believe that today?s capital markets are free. In free markets, prices are determined by supply and demand. In capital markets, supply and demand considerations are subordinated to capitalism?s increasingly dysfunctional monetary menses, i.e. credit flows, emanating from central banks. Of all markets, today?s gold markets are the least free. Read More

09.13.14- Investment Tips from a former Mob Boss...Interview with Michael Franzese

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09.12.14- The Great Unwinding and The Aftermath
Tom Chatham

As global currencies wage a race to the bottom, citizens of the world are kept distracted by insignificant things to keep them calm right up to the end. The end will be the destruction of many world currencies and the savings of those invested in them. When that happens those who have lost everything will panic, and for good reason. The conspiracy theorists and sound money people will be proven to be prophets but none of that will matter by then. Read More

09.11.14- 9/11: AMERICA'S REICHSTAG -- Why The Truth Is More Important Than Ever

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09.10.14- Economic Reality of a Wealth Tax
James Hall

Proponents of big government, from both the left and right, share one important trait; namely, both spend their waking hours dreaming up new schemes to tax wealth. Only a blind, deaf and dumb observer of economic imbalance would deny that the massive accumulation of worldly assets into the hands of the smallest number of robber barons in all of history is at the core of most social unrest and global instability. However, adopting a Marxist outlook on the evils of the bourgeoisie simply confuses the nature of the financial magnates, while blaming the hard pressed merchant class for conducting beneficial business. Creation of tangible wealth is the greatest achievement in the uplifting and improvement of the human condition, when that stream of riches flows between and among entrepreneurs and business proprietors. Read More

09.09.14- Defects in Ratification of the 16th Amendment
Liberty for Life

Over time in our experience under the rule of law of a constitution we have been worn down and weaned away from using the Constitution as our guide. Instead, we have accepted man's laws as the "legal" rule of the land, and compromised our own principles with absolutism. What if states did not require employers to withhold taxes from employee paychecks? Your state must find the fiber to 'stand their ground' for the US Constitution. Read More

09.08.14- Top Russia Expert: Ukraine Joining Nato Would Provoke Nuclear War

U.S and NATO Responsible for Ukraine Crisis … and West Has Agreed to Cover Up Details About Shoot Down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

Stephen Cohen is one of America’s top experts on Russia.  Cohen is professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at New York University and Princeton University, and the author of a number of books on Russia and the Soviet Union.

Cohen says that the West is mainly to blame for the crisis in Ukraine: Read More

09.06.14- Weekend Rant:
NWO = Deceit, Debt, & War. PMs A Casualty
Michael Noonan

[Last week, we said, "Next week, we will cover a brief history, a track record of the Rothschild banking dynasty that has controlled all Western countries for a few centuries." See Elite's NWO Losing Traction.  Expect [More] War, at least as it pertains to the US.]

If you want to know why your holdings of physical gold and silver have remained under suppression, it is because both are anathema to paper fiat currencies, and the ones who are in control, the moneychangers, will not tolerate competition against their fiat Ponzi monopoly scheme. Read More

09.05.14- Mind Control: Orwell, Huxley, and Today's Reality
Richard K. Moore

We are clearly able to see the structural patterns of each kind of mind-control regime. This can help us recognize precursors – signs that such a future is coming our way, if not here already.

Dystopian Predictions

In 1984, George Orwell paints a picture of a dark, gray world. People are afraid to say anything contrary to the official party line, and surveillance is universal. Even thinking contrary to the party is a crime, and thoughtcrimes may be treated by radical psychological intervention. Read More

09.04.14- Why Is Independence So Frightening To Some People?
Brandon Smith

In past articles I have examined the nature of power and division in our society and have always come to the same conclusion, that there are only two types of people: the people who want control over others and the people who just want to be left alone. However, there are also subgroups that swim within the boundaries of each end of the spectrum. Often, psychologists and self-help gurus attempt to promote the idea that the defining quality of the average person's life is whether he is a follower or a leader. I have seen this spectrum applied to every political and social organization. Read More

09.03.14- The Morning After: What Happens When A Government Destroys Its Currency
Simmon Black

Imagine this scene:

"Everyone in the country was in shock. People's net worth had devalued more than 53% overnight."

"The value in savings accounts dropped in half and neither merchants nor consumers knew how to react because they had never been through something like it before…" Read More

09.02.14- The Rise and the Fall of the Bankster Part 3
09.02.14- Silver Bullet Silver Shield

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09.02.14- Bankers Endgame Draws Nigh
James Corbett

...the promise of central bank funny money, which is really all that's needed these days to send investors into a tizzy and to keep the longest bull market in recent history ascending into the stratosphere.

The market is giving itself another congratulatory pat on the back this week as the S&P flirts with the 2000 point territory. Another week, another high. Another month, another psychological market barrier crashed through with abandon. Read More

09.01.14- Labor's Demise Is America's Demise
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Thoughts for Labor Day

Labor Day is a holiday that has outlived its time. Like Christmas, Labor Day has become a time-out period. As Christmas has become a shopping spree, Labor Day has become the last summer holiday.

The holiday originated in 1887 to celebrate the contribution made by American workers to the strength and prosperity of the United States. Read More

08.30.14- Weekend Rant: I Blame The Central Banks for the Coming Bond Bubble Disaster
Chris Martenson

The current bubbles in financial assets -- in equities and bonds of all grades and quality -- raging in every major market across the globe are no accident.

They are a deliberate creation. The intentional results of policy.

Therefore, when they burst, we shouldn't regard the resulting damage as some freak act of nature or other such outcome outside of our control. To reiterate, the carnage will be the very predictable result of some terribly shortsighted decision-making and defective logic. Read More

08.29.14- Full Spectrum Dominance
Chris Hedges

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08.28.14- Hope and Sorrow - The Circle of Life
Jim Quinn

"Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand." Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

When you drive the PA Turnpike for 7 hours you have a lot of time to think. Our trip to Altoona was bittersweet. My oldest son is beginning his senior year at Penn State. He has his whole life ahead of him. But you never know for sure. Read More

08.27.14- New definition of retirement =
work until you die


Half of Americans have little to no savings for what will likely be a long and drawn out retirement.

The ideal vision of retirement is one of constant leisure supported by a sizable nest egg. Building a nest egg takes decades of discipline and careful planning. Unfortunately, many Americans did not adequately prepare and combined with the casino like financial system, many have been washed out of the system. Many retiring baby boomers are going to use Social Security as their primary crutch for retirement income. Read More

08.26.14- Forbidden History the Ultimate Taboo

People are dumb because they do not know and refuse to learn the real history behind world events. Educational institutions do not function as seekers of truth, but as gatekeepers for narratives that defy common sense and defame historical facts. Society fosters the ultimate taboo against chronicles that differ with the established story of distortions and misdirection. Anyone who dares waver from accepted limits and suppositions immediately is a quack or an extremist. The dreaded label of being a conspiracy theorist, used to smear and marginalize researchers and pundits, is the height of anti-intellectualism and character assassination. Read More

08.25.14- Obama Destabilizes Europe's Economy: Sanctions Deepen the Recession
Prof. James Petras

The Obama Administration actively pressured Europe to impose harsh sanctions on Russia in order to defend the violent takeover ('regime change') in the Ukraine.  England, France, Germany and the rest of the European regimes gave in to Washington's demands.  Russia responded by imposing reciprocal sanctions, especially on agriculture goods, and is establishing alternative trading partners and increasing trade with China, Iran, Latin America and Africa. Read More

08.23.14- A lot of conservatives are moving towards Rand Paul on police militarization issue
Nick Gillespie

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08.22.14- The Ferguson Missouri spectacle
Ol' Remus

Remus has a few words for you about the North Saint Louis dustup. Let's start with some empty calories from DC:

President Barack Obama called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and called on Tuesday for thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting, arrests and tear gas in a St. Louis suburb. He promised a full investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into the case, which has provoked outrage in the largely African-American town of Ferguson.
Carey Gillam at reuters.com

Isn't that just too precious. Lets look at the "largely African-American town of Ferguson": Read More

08.21.14- Six Myths About Money and Inflation
Patrick Barron

The following are six of the most prevalent economic myths that appear time and again in the mainstream media. I will give a brief description of each and a brief description of the economic reality, as seen from an Austrian perspective.

Myth 1: Increased money leads to economic prosperity.

This Keynesian myth postulates that increasing aggregate demand through increasing the money supply will lead to more spending, higher employment, increased production, and a higher overall standard of living. Read More

08.20.14- The US Gold in Fort Knox is Secure, Gone, or Irrelevant
Gary Christenson

In 1950 the US owned about 20,000 metric tons of gold – approximately 640,000,000 troy ounces.  By August 15, 1971 when President Nixon "temporarily" closed the "gold window" that hoard had decreased to about 8,100 tons (Fort Knox, the NY Fed, and other locations).  The US government had been overspending, exporting dollars oversees, and other governments had "cashed in" those dollars for gold.  At that rate of decrease, the US gold hoard would have been entirely dissipated by now.  Perhaps it is gone!

President Nixon had a choice – default on the US promise to redeem dollars with gold, or reduce spending.  Like any prominent politician he chose to continue spending and to blame the problem on someone else. Read More

08.19.14- How The U.S. Dollar Reserve Currency Dies… Slowly At First, Then All At Once
Steve St Angelo

By any objective measure Reserve Currencies — particularly the US dollar — are dying. The question most analysts get when discussing the reality of the US and world economic/financial situations is, if things are so dire, why doesn't it feel like it? (***see dire links below )  If all the facts stated about $6 trillion annual (GAAP basis) US budget deficits or US government total debt and obligations in excess of $90 trillion are true, why does the system still "function"???  Social Security recipients receive checks, the military is still paid, the garbage gets picked up, and stores still have stocked shelves. Life seems hectic but generally "normal". Read More

08.18.14- Pentagon's 1033 Program is Preparing for War Against the Civil Population
Martin Armstrong

There is a growing awareness that the militarization of domestic police forces is the effective declaration of war against the civilian population in the United States. The local police force's abusive militarized response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri is sparking outrage around the world.

The military style local police forces in the United States are about as un-American and unconstitutional as you can get. This incident in Ferguson, Missouri that has been witnessed as brandishing military weapons of war against unarmed citizens is in all honesty simply treason against everything the Founding Fathers fought a revolution against. This is NOT what a “free democratic” nation does to its own people. Read More

08.16.14- Weekend Rant: The Psychospiritual Electrochemical War on Humanity
Zen Gardner

Perhaps the best literal manifestation of our current induced containment and control system is the electro-chemical invasion of our atmosphere via the chemtrail program. Begun decades ago, our very breathing environment has been radically altered by massive dumping of electrically excitable nano particles and chemical toxins to not only restrain our connectivity with natural and empowering energies, but transmit and maintain severely disempowering health, mental and spiritual influences. Read More

08.15.14- Price Fixing - A Shed of Broken Tools
Dr. Jeff Lewis

"The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it."

Despite hearing it over and over, the meaning of "all markets are rigged" is completely lost on the most hopeful. Of course, hope is fear gone badly.

Investors want desperately to believe that the real market exists. They believe that the pricing mechanism is legitimate - a fair expression of the markets. Read More

08.14.14- The IMF, the SDR, and the Dollar:
One Big Happy

Gary North

The SDR is a fake currency issued by the International Monetary Fund.

It was invented in 1969, the first year of the Nixon administration. It was a stop-gap measure to save the fixed exchange rate system of currencies, which came into existence in 1946, when the 1944 Bretton Woods system was implemented.

A fixed exchange rate is a government-imposed price control on currency prices. It cannot survive. No price control system ever does. This is the heart of the matter. When you think "fixed exchange rates," think "price control." Read More

08.13.14- Don't Be Surprised If Silver Is the Target
Bill Holter

Russia took some very stern retaliatory steps this past week in response to being sanctioned, sanctioned again, and sanctioned further for good measure. Up until this point, Mr. Putin had remained somewhat restrained and I would say almost stoic in his responses by never trying to “one up” the sanctions, only matching them so far. This may have now changed and unfortunately for the West, Russia’s retaliation is coming at a poor time.

Russia has retaliated by banning all food imports from the U.S. and Europe for 1 year. Previously, they had put a moratorium on doing business with U.S. consulting firms which included high tech and energy. Read More

08.12.14- Global Nausea
James Howard Kunstler

Any American influence left in Iraq should focus on rebuilding the credibility of national institutions. – Editorial, The New York Times

Gosh, isn't that what we spent eight years, 4,500 lives, and $1.7 trillion doing? And how did that work out? The Iraq war is just like the US financial system. The people in charge can't imagine writing off their losses. Which, from the policy standpoint, leaves the USA pounding sand down so many rat holes that there may be no ground left to stand on anywhere. We'll be lucky if our national life doesn't soon resemble The Revenge of the Mole People. Read More

08.11.14- What if There's a Real War in Ukraine?
Eric Margolis

Russia and the West are at war – over fruits, veggies, pork and bank loans. The cause is Ukraine, a vast emptiness formerly unknown to the western world, but now deemed a vital national security interest worthy of a risking a very scary war.

Economic embargos such as those launched by the US against Russia may seem relatively harmless. They are not. Trade sanctions are a form of strategic warfare that is sometimes followed by bullets and shells. Read More

08.09.14- PMs Will Rise With "Dollar" Demise, Just Not Soon.
Michael Noonan

What do you get when a bunch of unelected bureaucrats band together?   The EU.  How is the EU different from the US?  There is no difference, except that the US has the illusion of electing bureaucrats.  The de facto corporate federal government remains undiscovered by the vast majority of US citizens.  Thanks goes to the Rothschilds for setting everything up.

When one utilizes the axiom, “Follow the money,” all roads lead to the Rothschilds and their formula of gaining control of a nation’s money supply and then making all the rules. While that is the simplified version, it is no less insidiously true. Read More

08.08.14- The Dating Market: Anarchy in Action
Julian Adorney

To defenders of the state, "anarchy" is a scary concept. They claim that we need government intervention to protect us or all hell will break loose.

But in fact we live anarchy every day, in one of the most crucial aspects of our lives: dating. Every day people meet, date, have one-night stands, fall in love, and break up; all without government intervention. Read More

08.07.14- Will Putin Realize That Russia Holds The Cards?
Paul Craig Roberts

More evidence, about which I hope to write at length, is piling up that Europe has acquiesced to Washington's drive to war with Russia, a war that is likely to be the final war for humanity. By Russia's low key and unthreatening response to Washington's aggression, thereby giving the West the mistaken signal that Russia is weak and fearful, the Russian government has encouraged Washington's drive to war.

It appears that the Russians' greatest weakness is that capitalism has raised enough Russians to a comfortable living standard that the war that Washington is bringing to them is scary, and they want to avoid it in order to continue living like decadent Western Europeans. Read More

08.06.14- Currency Wars and the Inevitable Banquet of Consequences
Jesse's Café Américain

"We have been silent witnesses of evil deeds; we have been drenched by many storms; we have learnt the arts of equivocation and pretence; experience has made us suspicious of others and kept us from being truthful and open; intolerable conflicts have worn us down and even made us cynical.

Are we still of any use? What we shall need is not geniuses, or cynics, or misanthropes, or clever tacticians, but plain, honest, and straightforward men. Will our inward power of resistance be strong enough, and our honesty with ourselves remorseless enough, for us to find our way back to simplicity and straightforwardness?” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer Read More

08.05.14- All Hell...
James Howard Kunstler

That tractable beast, World Opinion, was apparently looking the other way when US video war-gamers blew up wedding parties and donkeys by remote control in Pakistan, Yemen, and Afghanistan, not to mention the now long ago shock-and-awe bombardment of poor innocent Iraq. It's not paying much attention these days to the remorseless advance of ISIS (or ISL or the Islamic State) as it cuts a psychopathic swath through the Middle East marked by wholesale executions of civil servants, beheadings of "infidels," and the occasional crucifixion of suspected enemies and traitors. UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon is so busy issuing condemnations of Israel that he has forgotten to ask Hamas the elementary question: What part of... quit firing rockets... don't you understand? Read More

08.02.14- Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
Richard Gage

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08.02.14- Weekend Rant: Global Pandemic
and Quarantine

JC Collins

A Very Convenient Ebola Outbreak

Along with sovereign debt defaults and social unrest there needs to be additional events leading into and acting as causative factors in any economic collapse or transition. A global quarantine to fight the Ebola outbreak would offer such a factor.

There are many questionable matters surrounding this outbreak, none more so than the movement of patients around the world. This goes against Quarantine 101 measures to battle lethal pathogens such as Ebola. Read More

08.01.14- America 'Under the Dome':
Who dies in food wars?

Paul B. Farrell

Horror master Stephen King's "Under the Dome" is a vision of America's future. Trapped in a massive bubble world warning us to wake up. Get into action. Forget today's market gurus predicting 40% stock crashes. King's "Dome" sees how our 21st century America has become a critical mass of bubbles of our own making, guaranteed to self-destruct, unless we listen to the warnings:

Big Jim, the town mayor with a god-complex, secretly develops a solution with a science teacher: Reduce town population. As food, water and other supplies get scarcer at restaurants, gas stations, a secret alliance between religion and science to conserve resources, but also eliminate people. Read More

07.31.14- Where Do We Circle The Wagons?
Tom Chatham

As I mentioned in a previous article, we are being overwhelmed with one crisis after another in rapid fire succession. This is meant to keep everyone off balance and prevent any meaningful defense by the population. Before we can react to one crisis another rears its ugly head and diverts our attention causing many to ignore the recent crisis for the new one. Its all planned that way.

So how do we defeat this plan? We cannot fight every crisis with the hope of winning. We can only try to see the bigger picture and build a wall that can keep the problems far enough away from us to carry on with our own agenda. Read More

07.30.14- Seizing Control of Our Destinies
Julian Rose

In 1381, at a time of great repression for the British agricultural work force, an extraordinary people's revolutionarynamed Wat Tyler sprang to his feet and announced "England should be a nation of self governing communities" to which he added " No lord shall exercise lordship over the people, and, as we are oppressed by so vast a horde of bishops and clerks, the property of the holy church should be taken and divided."

His colleague, the priest John Ball, spoke out with equal fervour "The lords' claims to be more lords than we are rests solely on their power to force us to labour that they may spend." Read More

07.29.14- War Is Coming
Paul Craig Roberts

The extraordinary propaganda being conducted against Russia by the US and UK governments and Ministries of Propaganda, a.k.a., the "Western media," have the purpose of driving the world to war that no one can win. European governments need to rouse themselves from insouciance, because Europe will be the first to be vaporized due to the US missile bases that Europe hosts to guarantee its "security." Read More

07.28.14- The Relationship Between Body pH and Disease (and other facts you're not supposed to know)
Sarah C. Corriher

Prelude: The Unholy Business of Health Care

Could it be that the most respected of industries is actually the most corrupt of all? Decades ago, the medical establishment went to war to silence a purported quackery of holistic medicine and chiropractors. The purported perversion of medicine which the establishment fought so viciously to quell was the contention that vitamin C is beneficial. It has become a conveniently forgotten history, but more importantly, a rewritten history. The new history is that the allopathic establishment discovered the benefits of vitamin C, and it totally never tried to destroy alternative researchers who were reporting its benefits. It is still spoken of as little as possible. Read More

07.26.14- Weekend Rant:
Default of a different kind

Ol' Remus

It's said the human intellect is the highest achievement of evolution, but as George Carlin said: look what's telling us that. Mankind supposedly triumphed because of his toolmaking genius and organizational skills and language and ability to plan and provide for the future. None of these are the real reason. Man prevails because he has a hole card: he's the most creatively violent species the planet has ever produced. Deny it and you deny your own true self. If you've ever weeded a garden you have an understanding of the principle. Read More

07.25.14- What If Democracy Is a Fraud?
Andrew P. Napolitano

What if you were allowed to vote only because it didn't make a difference? What if no matter how you voted the elites always got their way? What if the concept of one person/one vote was just a fiction created by the government to induce your compliance?

What if democracy as it has come to exist in America today is dangerous to personal freedom? What if our so-called democracy erodes the people's understanding of natural rights and the reasons for government and instead turns political campaigns into beauty contests? Read More

07.24.14- What Putin Knows
Mike Whitney

”We have repeatedly called on all parties to immediately stop the bloodshed and sit down at the negotiating table. We strongly believe that if military action in the East of Ukrainehad not beenrenewed on the 28th of June, this tragedy wouldn't have happened. However, no onehas the right to use this tragedy to pursuetheir ownpolitical aims. Such events should unite and not divide people.”

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07.23.14- The Third World War
Tom Chatham

Many people feel WWIII is looming closer. For those in North America the next world war is well under way but it will not be exactly what they had planned on. The mass of humanity crossing the southern U.S. border is nothing less than a Third World war being waged on the first world countries of America and Canada.

This is all part of the planned North American Union that will be forced on the citizens of those countries. Prosperous citizens have the means to protect their rights but impoverished citizens can only beg for government assistance or flee to some other place. Read More

07.22.14- The US Department of
Love, Peace, and Lollipops

Jon Rappoport

At the 4th Plenary Meeting of the One Size Fits All Global Planning and Distribution of Goods and Services Commission, it was pointed out by a member that one size does not fit all.

This member was later rebuked in private by David Rockefeller IX, who said, "We tell people they're all equal, and meanwhile, we decide who eats and who doesn't, who has water and who doesn't, who works and who doesn't, who can travel and who can't, who lives and who dies. Don't you see, you ninny? One size fits all is a cover story." Read More

07.21.14- MH17 and MH370: What are the Odds? And What's the Fallout?

How often, in the past 40 or 50 years, have we heard about a Malaysian airplane going down? And now, we've had two in the past six months. What are the odds?

I'm not the only one who immediately entertained the thought that MH17 and MH370 are, in fact, the same airplane. One goes missing - it is still not found - and then a mere months later, another Malaysian plane mysteriously flies over military airspace in one of the most contentious hotspots in the worldand gets shot down. Read More

07.19.14- Government attempts to regulate Bitcoin. Government will fail.

The news that New York State’s top financial regulator has announced the first-ever set of regulations for firms doing business in the BitCoin space shows just how deep the government misunderstanding of BitCoin goes.

On Thursday, Benjamin M. Lawsky, the superintendent of financial services, announced proposed regulations for virtual currency companies operating in New York. The "BitLicense" plan, which includes rules on consumer protection, the prevention of money laundering and cybersecurity, is the first proposal by a state to create guidelines specifically for virtual currency. Read More

07.18.14- They're Lying To Us, Part 4: Fake Pensions
John Rubino

Most people learn by the age of 10 or so that making promises is easier than keeping them. That’s why really big promises like corporate pensions and national retirement/health care programs are so easy to screw up. Offering someone a cushy retirement or a lifetime of healthcare feels great and generates massive goodwill from the recipient. So elected officials and corporate executives tend to over-promise in the moment and leave the hard part - actually making good on those promises - for their successors. Read More


07.17.14- Are we there yet?
Ol' Remus

Imagine everything familiar collapsing like an accordion in the time between your morning coffee and your first midday yawn. It may happen just that way. In fact, it's difficult to see how it can happen any other way.

Back in 2001, the Argentine economy all but collapsed. In a matter of days, the country went from mild recession to full-blown economic crisis. The currency went into freefall. Police were out in the streets shooting protestors. Unemployment and crime rates soared overnight. And the nation defaulted on its debt. - Simon Black at sovereignman.com, July 10, 2014 Read More

07.16.14- Hippies
Johnny Silver Bear

Talking 'bout my g-g-g-generation...

Today is Saturday, October 22th, 2011. We are quickly approaching the tenth anniversary of the Silver Bear Cafe which will come in January, 2012. Over the last ten years your editor has scoured, sourced, verified, formatted, re-formatted, adorned, posted and archived over twenty thousand essays and articles from the minds of gracious free thinking pundits around the globe. Most of these patriots are ignored by the mainstream media (an industry that, coincidentally, happens to be owned by the "Darkside"). Read More

07.15.14- 9/11 Rogue Agenda-A Video Odyssey
Charles Ewing Smith

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07.14.14- And Now, Something Entirely Different - Ukulele weeps
Jake Shimabukuro

(Editor's Note: In our "doom & gloom" world, one must really search for uplifting moments. For all you do, this one's for you. - JSB)

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07.12.14- Weekend Rant: Washington's Arrogance Will Destroy Its Empire
Paul Craig Roberts

Alone among the governments in the world, Washington requires sovereign governments to follow Washington's laws even when Washington's laws contradict the laws of sovereign countries.

The examples are endless. For example, Washington forced Switzerland to violate and to repeal Switzerland's historic bank secrecy laws. Washington executes citizens of other countries, as well as its own citizens, without due process of law. Read More

07.11.14- They're Lying to Us, Part 3: The Fake Stock Market
John Rubino

For the average person trying to decide how to feel about the economy, the single biggest data point is the stock market. When share prices are rising, the implicit message is that finance professionals — who, after all, dedicate their lives to understanding such things and should therefore know what’s happening — have decided that life is good and getting better.

So the rest of us relax and go shopping. Known as the “wealth effect,” this tendency of asset prices to affect consumer behavior is now a key policy goal of the US and pretty much every other major government. Read More

07.10.14- The Deteriorating Economic Outlook
Paul Craig Roberts, Dave Kranzler, and John Williams

The third and final estimate (until the annual GDP revisions) of first quarter 2014 real GDP growth released June 25 by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis was a 2.9% contraction in GDP growth, a 5.5 percentage point difference from the January forecast of 2.6% growth. Apparently, the first quarter contraction was dismissed by those speculating in equities as weather related, as stock averages rose with the bad news.

Stock market participants might be in for a second quarter surprise. The result of many years of changes made to the official inflation measures is a substantially understated inflation rate. Read More

07.09.14- Playing Russian Roulette With Open Borders
Tom Chatham

Much is now being made of the recent immigrant influx that carries many different problems. It will put even more pressure on the social net that many now depend on due to a declining economy. The addition of tens of thousands of new people that need government services will no doubt cause a decrease in services to those already getting it.

About 48 million Americans now need food stamps just to have enough to eat. Additional mouths to feed will no doubt put more strain on the food supply that is now rising in price due to money printing, drought, crop failures and livestock diseases that have decimated herds and led to multi-decade lows in supply. Read More

07.08.14- Declaration of Independence In the 21st Century
Nomi Prins

While much of America marks July 4th with fireworks, barbeques and family gatherings, people should also take a moment to pause and consider the state of the very freedoms, liberties and rights that the Declaration of Independence was produced to acquire for the population.

At a mere 1302 words subject to editorially consent by its creators, the Declaration of Independence from British monarchical rule listed clear intentions of the-then 13 colonies that wanted to become the United States of America. Read More

07.07.14- The Truth Versus Washington DC's Propaganda Machines
Bill Moyers

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07.05.14- Freedom: Summed Up In One Image
Barry Ritholtz

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07.04.14- The Death Of The Rust Belt
Michael Snyder

I Their names are familiar to all of us: Cleveland, Flint, Youngstown, Saginaw, Gary, Toledo, Reading, Akron, Flint and Buffalo were all once booming manufacturing cities that were absolutely packed with thriving middle class families. But now most of the manufacturing jobs are gone and all of those cities are just shadows of their former selves. When you drive through many of these communities, you will notice that a lot of people have a really hollow look in their eyes.

Decades of slow, steady economic decline have really taken a toll, and even the architecture in these cities looks depressed. But despite all of the decay, there is still evidence that there was once something truly great about these communities. Will we be able to recapture that greatness before it is too late? Read More

07.03.14- Similarities Between 1914 And 2014
Claudio Grass

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the (non-mainstream) media is starting to talk about the parallels between then and now. Could it be true that there are similarities? In this article, I would like to discuss some of the intriguing, and frankly disturbing, parallels I see between the period just prior to WWI and today. I think that understanding these parallels is of utmost importance, not only because the events leading up to WWI are, in my view, also the indirect cause of the Second World War, but they are important to understand the similar problems we could be facing today. Read More

07.02.14- Meltdown America
Casey Research

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07.01.14- Oil, Money, & War
James J. Puplava

In this timeless and re-released article Jim outlines three major powershifts of the 21st century stemming from the ongoing struggle of resource scarcity. Both historical and forward looking, "Oil, Money, and War" analyzes the dynamic relationship between these three forces and their ongoing role in reshaping our modern world.


The next war has just begun. The era of peace and stability that we have come to know is over. We are entering an era in history, not of peaceful economic competition between nations, but a time of warfare between tribes, ethnic groups, religions, and economic systems. This war will be unlike other wars. Read More

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