The Israel Deception

Is the return of Israel in the 20th century truly a work of God, or is it a result of a cosmic chess move to deceive the elect by the adversary?

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The value of gold as explained in the cost of having a baby

Those of us who are gold owners, and who have dedicated the time to studying this monetary metal, realize its purpose and significance as a protector of wealth and purchasing power.  And while many have heard the stories of how an ounce of gold would buy a nice suit and night out on the town in 1920 as well as in 2015, few perhaps have taken a hard look at comparing prices for other products and services throughout history to validate that gold is the ultimate form of money, no matter what era we live in.

The other day I came across an interesting item that comes from what we might call 'memory lane', and what struck me was just how inexpensive services were for Americans prior to when we began to inflate our money and devalue it through massive expansion.  So I decided to use it as a comparison to see if it followed the same mathematical properties we assume if I inserted gold in lieu of its dollar cost.

And the service I will use is the cost of a hospital stay in 1943 for having a baby, and the same cost for this service in 2015.

1943:


As you can see from this receipt (and after you pause from having your mind blown from how cheap it was to get medical care back then), the cost for a one night hospital stay and delivery of a child was $29.50.  And if we look at how much an ounce of gold was in 1943 denominated in dollars, the value was $35.00 per ounce.

Which means it took 84% of an ounce of gold to pay for the service of having a baby in a hospital in 1943.

2015:
Estimated average hospital childbirth facility costs per maternity stay ranged from $1,189 to $11,986, with a median of $4,215. The figures did not include professional fees for obstetricians, midwives or anesthesiologists, who generally bill separately for their services.
From this we will take the low end number since it represents an apples to apples comparison of a birth that does not incur complications and added hospital services.  So taking the value of $1,189.00 and the value of an ounce of gold last year at its height ($1,290.00), we come up with the following ratio.

$1189.00 / $1,290.00 = 92% of an ounce.

As you can see it is relatively close, with the higher price allowing for the addition of better and more quality upgrades in care that have occurred from innovation and technology.  And this is also justified in the fact that infant mortality rates have dropped to below 10 per 1000 today when in 1943 it was still as high as 90 per 1000.

The purpose behind this article was to show both how paper currencies have devalue over time because of their very nature of creating price inflation, and how gold by its very nature increases in value in relation to that same currency to keep up with any changes to inflation.  And why gold is still as relevant today for people to own to protect their wealth and savings, and will continue to be long into the future.

Ratings agency downgrades Chicago as years of bad fiscal policies with pensions comes home to roost

One of the biggest problems with the majority of politicians coming from the lawyer class is that they have little idea about fiscal responsibility and economics, or any understanding of the consequences that come from promising the world to voters in order to get re-elected.  In fact, Washington is not only known for trying to buy votes from constituents with ever increasing benefit programs, but they are the also the poster child of robbing Peter to pay Paul when it comes to things like stealing from the Social Security Trust to pay for new programs.
Municipalities are not immune to this paradigm as well, with many liberalized cities having chosen the path of egregious fiscal policies which are now coming home to roost as their budgets run deficits that place them on the cusp of insolvency.  And perhaps the biggest culprit in this is the City of Chicago, who after years of making pension promises they couldn’t hope to keep are on the verge of being downgraded to junk status and out of options when it comes to paying out benefits to retirees.
state pensions

Q1 GDP estimates throw Yellen’s plan for future rate hikes in the crapper

On March 29, Fed Chairman Janet Yellen spoke at the Economic Club of New York to give a little more insight to the central bank’s future plans for monetary policy.  And in what was a mish-mash of contradictory points provided by the Fed Chair, where in one instance she praised the economy as being good while shortly after called for caution due to uncertainty in that same economy, it appears that data announced from the Atlanta Fed on Monday has invariably thrown all future rate hike possibilities in the crapper.
the Atlanta Fed will have no choice but to revise its Q1 “nowcast” to 1.0% or even lower,which would make the first quarter the lowest quarter since the “polar vortex” impacted Q1 of 2015, and the third worst GDP quarter since Q4 2012. It means one-third of already low Q1 GDP growth has just been wiped away.”
It was “even lower.”
Moments ago the Atlanta Fed which models concurrent GDP, slashed its Q1 GDP from 1.4% (and 1.9% last week) to a number not even we expected: a paltry 0.6%, which would match the “polar vortexed” GDP print from Q1 2015.
Should the number drop even more, will be the lowest since Q1 of 2014 when the US economy suffered its most recent contraction of nearly -1%. – Zerohedge

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Gold responds favorably as Fed Chairman Janet Yellen shows central bank has no idea what to do for economy

Yesterday, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen spoke at the Economic Club of New York and left monetary markets without direction, and investors rushing into safe havens outside the dollar.  In fact, while the Fed Head spoke contradictory words that the economy is both strong, and also uncertain in nearly the same sentence, the dollar reacted by selling off against most currencies, and gold rose more than $20 by the close of trading.

Perhaps the telling point for Yellen was the fact that on Monday, the Atlanta Fed downgraded its Q1 GDP estimate to below 1%, showing that December's rate hike was a huge mistake in an environment of continuing deflationary recessions.

"the Atlanta Fed will have no choice but to revise its Q1 “nowcast” to 1.0% or even lower,which would make the first quarter the lowest quarter since the “polar vortex” impacted Q1 of 2015, and the third worst GDP quarter since Q4 2012. It means one-third of already low Q1 GDP growth has just been wiped away.” 
Moments ago the Atlanta Fed which models concurrent GDP, slashed its Q1 GDP from 1.4% (and 1.9% last week) to a number not even we expected: a paltry 0.6%, which would match the “polar vortexed” GDP print from Q1 2015
Should the number drop even more, will be the lowest since Q1 of 2014 when the US economy suffered its most recent contraction of nearly -1%. – Zerohedge

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Russia increases their gold buying to the point they are now the top purchaser in the world

As one of the primary laws of physics states, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  And with Canada earlier this month dumping their remaining sovereign gold holdings onto the open market, one country has not only increased their buying of the monetary metal, but has now jumped to the number one spot in global purchases.

And that country is Russia.

The Central Bank of Russia bought 356,000 ounces of gold in February becoming the largest buyer of the precious metal among the world's central banks, business daily Vedomosti reports, quoting the IMF data. 
Last week, Russian foreign reserves increased by another $5.8 billion to $386.9 billion. The international reserves consist of foreign exchange, special drawing rights (SDR) holdings, the reserve position in the IMF and monetary gold. 
In June 2015, the First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank Dmitry Tulin said the regulator intends to increase Russia's international reserves to $500 billion within three to five years. 
The Central Bank had previously been spending the reserves to prop up the ruble. In November 2014 the regulator switched to a floating exchange rate and started increasing the reserves which reached $510.5 billion in early 2015. 
The IMF has not yet included China in its February statistics; however the People's Bank of China reported it had bought about 320,000 ounces of gold that month. - Russia Today

Protected class: Judge ok’s dismissal of student loans for lawyers but leaves out rest of the country

One of the biggest reasons why people have such bitter disdain for lawyers as a whole is because over time, that class of elites will end up taking over an entire government.  And besides the natural positions within the Supreme and District Courts that are stocked full with former J.D.’s, the current President and Vice-President are also former lawyers, with a majority of the House and Senate coming from that vocation as well.
At the start of the 114th Congress on Tuesday, the U.S. Capitol will be a little less lawyerly. But not by much. Members of Congress holding J.D.s will sit in 160 of the House of Representatives’ 435 seats and 53 of the Senate’s 100. – National Law Journal
So perhaps it comes as no surprise that those who run the government would look out for their own far more than the overall American people.  And on March 28, a new ruling out of the U.S. Bankruptcy court in Brooklyn, NY provided a way for students who work towards law degrees to be allowed to dismiss their student loans, while the other 99.4% of in-debt American students are left out in the cold.
No-Justice

America’s economic decline: 23% of all 23-54 year old workers unemployed

Imagine a family farm, which is run by two older patriarchs and the families of their offspring.  Now picture that the total amount of potential workers living on that farm is 6 out of a total of 10 people living there, with two being the elder parents, four being their two children and their wives, and the other four being grandchildren too young to account for much in labor.
Now imagine that one of the four adult children is unable to be employed because the patriarchs can’t afford to pay for their labor.  And added to this is the fact that the two ultimate parents have limited capacity to work and are available only part time.
This is a microcosm of the American labor system today.  And this example is validated by a new report out that shows that nearly one fourth (23%) of all able bodies Americans between the ages of 23-54 are unemployed, and offering little in the way of production for the overall U.S. economy during the prime capacity of their working lives.
Americans In Their Prime Working Years Not Working

Monday, March 28, 2016

Marc Faber: As terror attacks continue to escalate, gold will be more desired than the dollar

In the wake of the tragic attacks in Belgium last week, and the growing number of terror events going on all over the world (including yesterday in Pakistan during an Easter gathering in a park), people as a whole tend to seek financial safe havens to mitigate fears that the economy will be adversely affected by the chaos and potential future consequences.  And according to economist Marc Faber over the weekend, many will seek to protect their wealth in gold rather than in strong currencies like the dollar.


"Overall, I’d be rather cautious about investments in equities..."  the editor and publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report told CNBC's "Fast Money" traders this week.
However, "over the last 12 to 24 months, many sectors have had huge declines,...And I see here, there are some opportunities." 
"...US markets are over-valued." 
Faber also added that "I still think the mining sector has embarked on a new bull market." 
"[The U.S. dollar] is not a desirable currency," Faber explains, "I think the most desirable currency will be gold, silver, platinum and palladium." 
"I don't understand why the world is so enthusiastic about the US Dollar...in the long-run the US dollar will be a weak currency." - Zerohedge

Did the world declare war on the dollar at the G20 summit?

On March 24, economist Jim Rickards published an interesting analysis of something that may have taken place last month at the G20 Summit in Shanghai, China.  According to evidence that Rickards and others pieced together, a secret conclave occurred between members tied to the IMF’s SDR basket of currencies, and appears to have ordered a hit on the dollar to devalue it at a time when the global economy is falling fast into heavy recession.
And judging by the dollar chart from February 26 (time of the summit) to one month later, something has occurred which has caused the dollar to experience its biggest decline since the middle of last year.
dollar chart

Wonder why consumers have no money from lower oil prices? Thank Obamacare!

If you spend any time watching the business channels on cable you find that the litany of analysts they parade across the screen cite the false narrative that consumers (American people) will be the catalyst for economic recovery because they will have more money to spend thanks to lower oil prices that have occurred over the past 18 months.  But despite this fallacy that didn’t come to pass, and was validated yesterday in a 1.4% Q4 GDP revision, there is another reason why Americans have not been able to participate wholeheartedly in the economy, and that reason is Obamacare.
The increase in healthcare spending and the Obamacare tax was by far the number one spending item by consumers in 2015, and nearly double the second place item which was new vehicle purchases.
2015 consumer spending

Friday, March 25, 2016

Got Karatbars? The French Revolution, Napolean, and gold and why it is relevant today

Que Mark Twain...

History is a road that has no end, yet people find themselves going over the same ground again and again.

This doggerel style rhyme was given to show that inevitably, history both repeats and rhymes because while the players and places may be different, the circumstances and outcomes almost are always the same.

We are now living in an era where the U.S. and the world has left the gold standard for paper fiat currency, and the controllers of our money believe that this time they can both get it right, and make it work.  But over 200 years ago, men and women of reason (like our PhD's and central bankers) thought they too could dump the gold standard and run an economy solely on paper money.  And like the rise of Ron Paul, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders today, back in revolutionary France the consequences of expansive money printing led to the election of their own outsider who threw out the money changer elites, and determined gold to be the only true form of money able to exist in an economy.

And that person was Napoleon Bonaparte.


It was 1790 and the revolutionary National Assembly in Paris was worried. 
Complaints were reaching the Assembly from all over France, that business was stagnant, sales were down, people were without work, and there was a great scarcity of money. 
This was quite natural, because all business slows down when the prevailing source of Authority is under question. The Bastille prison had been taken the prior year by a revolutionary crowd and all sorts of ugly things were being said about King Louis XVI and his pretty young Queen, Marie Antoinette. 
But this was the "Age of Reason" and the most educated, intelligent and reasonable people in France were members of the revolutionary National Assembly, which gathered daily in Paris. 
The Assembly put their highly educated heads together and came to the conclusion that a scarcity of money was quite intolerable and that the Assembly must really do something about it. 
"What do we have highly educated brains for, if we can't solve the problem of a scarcity of money? Without a doubt, Reason can overcome this problem." 
So the members of the National Assembly thought about the problem of the scarcity of money, and came up with a splendid idea: "Let us create the necessary money, and things will go swimmingly." 
Thus was born the "Assignat". Out of the collective wisdom of the Assembly, the Assignat was born as a claim upon the vast extension of lands recently taken by the State of France, from the Catholic Church. What could be more solid than a claim upon the lovely lands of dear France? 
The Assignats were soon printed up, with various denominations of monetary value in gold Francs. 
At first, the Assignats circulated alongside gold coin at par value. But soon enough, the exchange value of the Assignats against gold began to fall. 
Thus began a nightmare episode that lasted seven years. 
The first issue of Assignats did not relieve the problem of business being in a funk. So a second issue followed the first; and then another, and then more, and thick and fast they came at last, and more and more and more, falling, falling, always falling in value against gold. 
The highly intelligent gentlemen of the Assembly decided that this fall in value of their Assignat must be the work of wicked, unpatriotic people who should be severely punished. 
The Assembly decreed that a merchant should be punished by being sent to the galleys or to the guillotine, if he should venture to ask a customer who wanted to know the price of bread, with what money he planned to pay for the bread - whether it was with gold coin or with Assignats? 
The Assembly created a national net of spies to hunt down the wicked hoarders of gold, confiscate their gold and have them part with their heads with a short, sharp shock on a big, black block. 
In the meantime, the more intelligent of the citizenry took out enormous debts in Assignats, with the certainty that their value would soon plummet; with borrowed Assignats they purchased all sorts of things of lasting value, such as real estate, art and jewelry. In due course, the value of the Assignat fell to next to nothing and the debts were wiped out. Enormous wealth was transferred from the mass of the ignorant to the few who were able to see what was going on. 
Eventually, the common people of Paris found that bread was hard to come by. Starvation set in, and the Parisian government had to provide rations of bread for the multitude - rotting, wormy bread. 
In 1797 Napoleon came to power in France. He put a stop to the very reasonable plans of the highly educated men of the National Assembly, and declared that henceforth, only gold would be money. - Plata


In all of history, whenever a nation or empire discontinued the use of gold as a backstop for their money, the result was always the destruction of their currency, economic collapse, and revolutionary environments that ended with a return to the gold standard.  And with the global economy now at the place where peoples are waking up to their own 'French Revolution' moment, and seeking individuals to lead them back to gold as the foundation of money, how can you prepare yourself and protect your wealth when the dollar and other fiat currencies fail, and gold is once again the primary form of currency?

You can do this with a company called Karatbars




Buying gold through Karatbars is one of the easiest things on the net.  In fact, the business model of Karatbars is to sell gold in affordable quantities, such as 1, 2.5, and 5 gram increments, and allow customers to get into the metal without having to shell out $1200+ for a single ounce coin.

And as added perks to signing up with Karatbars, as a customer or affiliate, Karatbars is working on a new e-wallet system that functions just like an offshore bank account, and is outside the authority of the banking system.  From there, you can take your fiat currency in any denomination... dollars, euros, yen, etc... and purchase physical gold which can either be delivered directly to you, or stored for free at one of Karatbar's vaults.

Additionally, any gold that you buy can easily be sold back to Karatbars, or any metals dealer, and if with Karatbars it is then exchanged for currency that is uploaded to you through a pre-loaded debit Mastercard which is connected directly to your e-wallet.  And as we know, MasterCard is recognized in nearly every country around the world, and usable in any currency that accepts it.

But perhaps the best feature with Karatbars is their affiliate program, where you can earn money off commissions from getting others to sign up and become a customer or affiliate.  Not only do you receive commissions from their purchasing of physical gold, but you also earn commissions from anyone who buys a commission package, with that money going directly into your debit MasterCard when you have enough units to cycle.

Imagine the ability to earn the money in which to buy your gold savings simply by purchasing a commission affiliate package one time, and then getting others to sign up and do the same thing.

How many businesses or entrepreneurs can build an infinite business with spending less than $400 of their own money?  And there is never a mandatory requirement to buy beyond what you desire, on your own schedule.  And there is nothing to lose, because you're using money (paper dollars) to buy gold (physical money) and in the end you don't lose a thing.



The global financial system, along with dozens of respected economists, are telling us that now is the time for the end of our current form of money, and the beginning of the transition into a new monetary system that is expected to be backed by gold.  And with banks, governments, and even Harvard professors mandating that central banks have no choice but to eliminate cash from usage by the people to stave off collapse, will you wait until it is too late to make a decision on how you will protect your wealth, and be able to function within the coming new monetary system?

To learn more about Karatbars, you can contact the individual who sent you this article, and click on their referral link to open a free account and begin buying, or building your own gold savings or business with the company of the future.

FBI gets aid from Israeli company to hack its Apple iPhone problem

A couple of days ago, the FBI suddenly suspended its lawsuit against Apple where they had wanted to have an iPhone owned by one of the San Bernadino terrorists unlocked to search for further intel.  And over the past 24 hoursn many have speculated as to why this shift took place, and who might be helping the Federal law enforcement agency to crack the security.
And on March 23 we now have an answer as it appears an Israeli company called Cellebrite has offered to aid the feds in breaking Apple’s encryption and perhaps even provide a new backdoor for the government to infiltrate any iPhone it wants.

Too big to jail continues for bankers at Goldman Sachs and the Fed

President Obama’s legacy will include many stigmas when it comes to finance and economics, but perhaps no more so than his administrations policy of ‘too big to jail’.  Coined first by the former Attorney General Eric Holder (who was a Wall Street lawyer and went back to Wall Street at the end of his tenure), this policy has allowed banks to defraud the public for trillions of dollars over the past eight years.
And the newest farce of the justice system occurred on March 22 when a U.S. Magistrate gave a now former Goldman Sachs employee a slap on the wrist for committing fraud by receiving and passing on insider information from the Federal Reserve that was used for profit prior to its public disclosure by the central bank.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Jim Rickards: The New Case for Gold (and why a gold standard will work)

Well respected economist and financial analyst Jim Rickards has come out with a new book titled, The New Case for Gold, and is one of the absolute best critiques on why nations can not only return to a gold standard, but also why it is needed to bring about a return to financial stability.

Below is a 50 minute video explaining why all the arguments by central banks, financial pundits, and brokers against gold are invalid, and why we will inevitably see gold set at $10,000 or more to facilitate a global gold standard.



Canada preparing for bail-ins as collapse of oil industry forces new legislation in their budget

On March 22, Canada's new ruling party submitted their budget for fiscal year 2016-17, and hidden within it was new legislation to approve of depositor bail-ins for banks that might become insolvent.  And with the Canadian oil industry in fill collapse due to lower oil prices, the leverage by the banks in the energy industry is pushing them closer and closer to default.



Introducing a Bank Recapitalization "Bail-in" Regime 
To protect Canadian taxpayers in the unlikely event of a large bank failure, the Government is proposing to implement a bail-in regime that would reinforce that bank shareholders and creditors are responsible for the bank’s risks—not taxpayers. This would allow authorities to convert eligible long-term debt of a failing systemically important bank into common shares to recapitalize the bank and allow it to remain open and operating. Such a measure is in line with international efforts to address the potential risks to the financial system and broader economy of institutions perceived as “too-big-to-fail”. 
The Government is proposing to introduce framework legislation for the regime along with accompanying enhancements to Canada’s bank resolution toolkit. Regulations and guidelines setting out further features of the regime will follow. This will provide stakeholders with an additional opportunity to comment on elements of the proposed regime. 
Bail-in Regime for Banks 
Canada’s financial system performed well during the 2008 global financial crisis. Since that time, Canada has been an active participant in the G20’s financial sector reform agenda aimed at addressing the factors that contributed to the crisis. This includes international efforts to address the potential risks to the financial system and broader economy of institutions perceived as “too-big-to-fail”. Implementation of a bail-in regime for Canada’s domestic systemically important banks would strengthen our bank resolution toolkit so that it remains consistent with best practices of peer jurisdictions and international standards endorsed by the G20. - Zerohedge

Ted Cruz disproves he’s an outsider by hiring the one who removed Glass-Steagall

There has already been much rumbling over whether Presidential candidate Ted Cruz was a conservative outsider whom the establishment hated, or if he was simply a wolf in sheep’s clothing to give Republicans the illusion of choice.  And on March 18, Cruz’s facade was completely shattered when he hired the individual behind the removal of Glass-Steagall as his economic adviser.
In addition to now bringing former Senator Phil Gramm to his campaign, Ted Cruz has done at least two things that have made voters question his stance as a ‘champion against the establishment’.  First, he covered up a loan made with Goldman Sachs to help fund his Senatorial campaign and shrugged off the fact that his wife works for a bank that was bailed out during the 2008 Credit Crisis.  And secondly, after months of rhetoric to bring forward a bill to audit the Fed, he chose to be absent on the day of the vote.

After losses of over $20 billion, German businesses ready to end EU sanctions against Russia

As we have mentioned many times before, the economic symbiosis between European industry and Russia cannot be downplayed lightly since each earns billions of dollars per year in their transfers of energy and goods.  And going into the third year of U.S. imposed sanctions with Russia over the Kiev coup that Europe has summarily joined in with, the costs are continuing to climb to the point where businesses and politicians are now are extreme odds with one another on keeping these sanctions intact.
On March 21, Germany’s Chamber of Commerce for Russian-German trade spoke out against the continuation of ongoing sanctions, and cited annual losses of nearly $20 billion that are bringing serious harm to the German economy as Europe moves into a new recession.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Gold sales about to ramp up in India as jeweler strike ends with agreement over import duty

With the world's largest population of gold buyers about to shift into high gear following the end of a jewelers strike that has hampered sales of the metal within India, the price of gold is expected to make a sharp move upwards due to the resurgence of people more than ready to purchase tons of the metal for ceremonies, holidays, and personal acquisition.

In a strike that has seen the jewelry industry battle government regulators over import duty taxes and restrictions to gold, a compromise was reached on March 21 that should begin to have significant effects on the price and supply of the metal worldwide.


Major news in the gold market over the weekend. With the world’s largest gold-consuming nation reaching an agreement to resume metal sales for the first time in nearly three weeks. 
That’s in India. A critical gold consumer globally, where buying had been idled since the beginning of March by a nation-wide strike by the jewelry sector.  
But that strike is now officially over. With the president of India Bullion and Jewelers Association, Mohit Kamboj, announcing late Saturday that jewellers have reached an agreement with the government to return to work.  
Details are still emerging, but here’s one of the most critical takeaways: as part of the back-to-work deal, the Indian government will not roll back the1% sales tax on gold that it announced in a surprise move as part of its February 29 budget.  
That sales tax had been the major trigger for the jewelers strike. But it appears that India’s gold sellers have relented on demands that the government shelve the extra levy.
Whatever the case, the good news for the gold market is that India will now be buying again — for the first time since February. Which should give a lift to gold prices — especially with reports suggesting there is a lot of “pent up” demand here after the 19-day strike. - Pierce Points

EBT absurdity: Welfare recipient attempts to purchase automobile with food stamp card

As America transformed into a society of political correctness, and where taxpayer funded programs and modifications were created to try to lessen the stigma of being on welfare under the auspices of providing ‘dignity’ to the less fortunate, it has done little to stop the underlying fact that if someone can defraud a system and get away with it, they will.  And there is no better example of this than what occurred in Florida on March 20 when a perfectly healthy man tried to use an EBT card to purchase a $60,000 automobile.
In the past, the purpose of food stamps, or SNAP as it is called today, was to provide a helping hand to those either working, or unable to work in the lower income brackets.  This supplemental program originated with recipients receiving a certain amount of specialized ‘currency’ from the Agricultural Department that could only be used for purchasing food at a local grocery store, and in products approved by that same department.  But as politicians became endeared to politically correct activists who demanded that those receiving food stamps be protected from ‘shame and humility’, the result was an electronic benefit system that has now been expanded to include it being used for anything from junk food, fast food, and even strip clubs.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Got Karatbars? China cornering global gold market as return to gold standard their final long game

Over the past decade, news of China's purchasing of gold from the Western banks has grown to the point where not only have they opened the world's largest physical gold market, but they also have accumulated a stockpile larger than most Western economies have combined.  And while this can be seen or attributed by some as a financial play to backstop their ever increasing debt bubble, the fact of the matter is this has always been the first step in a long game of controlling the financial system, and returning it back to one of sound money.

And while many wait breathlessly for April 19th when China is expected to announce its own competitive gold price, other steps are being taken under the surface which signify a move to corner the gold market entirely.

The headlines for gold these last few years have all focused on physical gold accumulation by China, Russia and Eastern central banks… but what they have missed is a 7,000 year old strategy that China is doubling down on… According to data compiled by Bloomberg, in 2013 asset purchases by Honk Kong and mainland miners increased by $2.2 billion. China is buying gold mines at a record. 
…By August of this year Chinese influence will have infiltrated the biggest financial institutions in the world with China only revealing their physical bullion above ground while saying nothing about their mine acquisitions. This explains their long-term strategy to implement some form of gold-backed currency. - Silver Doctors

In 1980 when the Hunt Brothers sought to corner the silver market, it drove the price up 20 fold to levels that were not seen again until 2010.  So imagine what gold will do today in this much more inflated money system where debts are measured not in the trillions, but in the quadrillions?

This leaves you and I with some tough choices, and ones that are difficult to get our heads around since we have all mostly lived in a period where the dollar has been king, and the U.S. has been the most dominant economy in history.  But just as most people, financiers, and economists never saw the 2008 crash coming, even fewer will see the usurpation of the American dream by Eurasia when it comes riding in on a golden horse.

So how can you protect what you and your generations have accumulated when the trumpet sounds for a new paradigm shift to a gold backed system, and policies that may emanate out of Shanghai and Hong Kong rather than from Wall Street and the City of London?

You can do this with a company called Karatbars




Buying gold through Karatbars is one of the easiest things on the net.  In fact, the business model of Karatbars is to sell gold in affordable quantities, such as 1, 2.5, and 5 gram increments, and allow customers to get into the metal without having to shell out $1200+ for a single ounce coin.

And as added perks to signing up with Karatbars, as a customer or affiliate, Karatbars is working on a new e-wallet system that functions just like an offshore bank account, and is outside the authority of the banking system.  From there, you can take your fiat currency in any denomination... dollars, euros, yen, etc... and purchase physical gold which can either be delivered directly to you, or stored for free at one of Karatbar's vaults.

Additionally, any gold that you buy can easily be sold back to Karatbars, or any metals dealer, and if with Karatbars it is then exchanged for currency that is uploaded to you through a pre-loaded debit Mastercard which is connected directly to your e-wallet.  And as we know, MasterCard is recognized in nearly every country around the world, and usable in any currency that accepts it.

But perhaps the best feature with Karatbars is their affiliate program, where you can earn money off commissions from getting others to sign up and become a customer or affiliate.  Not only do you receive commissions from their purchasing of physical gold, but you also earn commissions from anyone who buys a commission package, with that money going directly into your debit MasterCard when you have enough units to cycle.

Imagine the ability to earn the money in which to buy your gold savings simply by purchasing a commission affiliate package one time, and then getting others to sign up and do the same thing.

How many businesses or entrepreneurs can build an infinite business with spending less than $400 of their own money?  And there is never a mandatory requirement to buy beyond what you desire, on your own schedule.  And there is nothing to lose, because you're using money (paper dollars) to buy gold (physical money) and in the end you don't lose a thing.



The global financial system, along with dozens of respected economists, are telling us that now is the time for the end of our current form of money, and the beginning of the transition into a new monetary system that is expected to be backed by gold.  And with banks, governments, and even Harvard professors mandating that central banks have no choice but to eliminate cash from usage by the people to stave off collapse, will you wait until it is too late to make a decision on how you will protect your wealth, and be able to function within the coming new monetary system?

To learn more about Karatbars, you can contact the individual who sent you this article, and click on their referral link to open a free account and begin buying, or building your own gold savings or business with the company of the future.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Silk road to have a strong gold component in both development and trade

Late last month, a document published over at the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) reported on new agreements made between Kazakhstan and China regarding development and trade along the Silk Road initiative.  And at the core of these talks was the need for a strong gold component, both in development of the global overland and route, and in the foundation of trade.

In essence, what this validates is that there is now a strong belief that sometime in the future, trade along the Silk Road will be done using gold for payments rather than currencies.

A group led by Kairat Kelimbetov, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kazakhstan International Financial Center, visited the Exchange 
At noon on 26 February 2016 a group led by Kairat Kelimbetov, President of the Astana International Financial Center and former President of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, visited the Shanghai Gold Exchange and held talks with President Jiao Jinpu. Both parties reached consensus on strengthening cooperation and seeking development in the gold market under the “One Belt One Road” project. Zuo Qihan, Kazakhstan consulate general in Shanghai, Shen Gang, Vice General Manager of the Exchange and Zhuang Xiao, CTO, attended the meeting. - Bullionstar

Foreigners dump dollars in January at the highest rate on record

From August of last year through December, foreigners dumped more than $550 billion in dollar based assets as the demise of the petrodollar in global trade continues to expand.  And as we begin 2016, a new report out for January shows that more treasuries were dumped in that month alone than in any month on record.
The previous high of $48.1 billion in treasuries sent back to the U.S. was shattered in January as foreigners dumped their dollars at a rate of $57.2 billion.  Much of this was tied to country’s using their dollar reserves to shore up their own currencies, but a large part also included less need for dollars to purchase oil and other commodities as the global economy moved strongly into recession.

Following #blacklivesmatter protest at University of Missouri, enrollment falls by 25% for next semester

Last year during the fall semester of school, a massive protest involving racial bylines wreaked havoc on the campus of the University of Missouri.  And before the smoke had cleared, the University President had stepped down, and a liberal adjunct professor was fired.
But like in Ferguson, MO, and Baltimore, MD after paid activists nearly destroyed sections of both cities in what would become the #blacklivesmatter movement, it is the aftermath of these domestic terror events that is shaping the future for the long-standing college.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Bo Polny: March will see incredible moves in gold, silver, and global stock markets

Recently, Bo Polny was invited to the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) to give a presentation on gold, silver, and his forecasts for the global markets in 2016.  During his presentation, Polny laid out the correct cycles and dates that have so far come to pass and pointed to March of this year as being a red letter month for price volatility.


Below is a video of his presentation at the PDAC 2016 conference.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New Zealand becomes fourth country in last four months to propose giving people free money

First it was Finland in December, then Switzerland a month later to propose new programs in which they would give money directly to the people through a monthly stipend.  And not to be left behind, the province of Ontario, Canada is planning their own direct payments to citizens here in 2016.

And while some may see this as a fringe stop-gap measure for economies that have been devastated by lower energy prices and deflation, as that old saying goes, once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, and three times a trend, and we are now officially to the point where direct monthly payments are the norm, and possibly for the future for a large portion of the global economy.


The New Zealand government is considering giving citizens a regular monthly income whatever their work status, according to the country’s Labor Party leader, Andrew Little.
The party plans to debate implementing the system known as ‘basic income’ later this month. 
Universal basic income (UBI) systems could give people a regular allowance regardless of their income or assets. They would oust welfare benefits, student allowances or pensions. 
The regular monthly pay would give people flexibility to work as they want and not to quit jobs altogether. The measure will provide a basis on which citizens can go through the down periods as well as enjoy the up periods. — Russia Today

New documents released show Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission was created to protect criminal banks

What do the Warren Commission, the 9/11 commission, and the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission all have in common?  They were formed by the government to protect the actual criminals involved in these crimes and instead scapegoat others to try to appease the public.  And thanks to new documents released from the commission created following the 2008 Credit Crisis, we see that not only did the Obama administration fail to indict criminals from the banking sector who defrauded the American people, in many cases they even abetted their crimes in a quid pro quo masquerade of fines and payola.
And of course this led to then Attorney General Eric Holder, a Wall Street lawyer with massive ties to the banks and entire financial industry, to make the fallacious claim that the banks were ‘took big to jail‘, and ignored FCIC recommendations for prosecution in favor of small fines that allowed the participants to never answer for their crimes, and in fact, to keep on perpetrating even more.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Got Karatbars? Jim Willie states 'Lehman Moment' now ongoing and only solution is return to gold standard

Statistician and economist Dr. Jim Willie has a long and accurate track record of financial forecasts going back to before the 2008 Credit Crisis that changed the global financial system forever.  And following the Bank of Japan's failed new policy of negative interest rates a few week's ago, and last week's failed stimulus announcement coming out of the European Central Bank (ECB), Dr. Willie reported in his latest newsletter that a new 'Lehman Event' was already underway, and the debt crisis that nearly took down the world's financial system seven years ago cannot be resolved by what central banks have done, and are doing now through zirp, nirp, and quantitative easing.

In fact, Willie's only solution to stave off the meltdown that is taking place as we watch is for a return to the gold standard, and backstopping the over $230 trillion in sovereign debts with precious metals.

A systemic Lehman event is in progress, as the global financial structure is collapsing. The only remedy is the Gold Standard installation, which is happening, but its architects are from the East. They are labeled as enemies, when the root problem is in the Western banking hive. 
Following the Lehman failure, every possible wrong decision was made, in vigorous pursuit of continued fraudulent money and sustained criminal banking enterprise. To be sure, no solution or remedy or reform has been sought. What comes is a new systemic Lehman event, in a crash of the global bond, banking, and currency systems together. - Jim Willie via Silver Doctors
Interestingly, this new assessment by Dr. Willie comes just three days after the National Archives released documents tied to the 2008 financial crisis, and in them it showed that not only did the Federal Reserve not see the collapse coming, but former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan said that the central bank was incapable for predicting any crashes despite having access to all the data, and employing hundreds of Ivy League economists.


Here is Allan Greenspan meeting with Dixie Noonan et al on March 31, 2010: 
This is a reason why the Board is getting an unfair rap on this stuff. We didn’t forecast better than anyone else; we regulated banks that got in trouble like anyone else. Could we have done better? Yes, if we could forecast better. But we can’t. This is why I’m very uncomfortable with the idea of a systemic regulator, because they can’t forecast better. 
This comes from the person in charge of the most powerful central bank in the world; a world which now is reliant exclusively on central bankers for its day to day pretend existence. - Zerohedge

However, several economists outside the banking system and government did forecast correctly the bursting of the housing bubble, and the subsequent credit crisis that led to the death of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, and resulted in a taxpayer bailout that has now run into the tens of trillions of dollars.

There are always warning signs of a coming financial event if we choose to pay attention to them, and once again we are in one of these times.  And as we see with the current crop of 'financial experts' all around the world in places like Japan, Europe, and the United States, you will never be told when the next event will take place unless you bypass the so-called experts and look to those who don't have a stake in the game like the Peter Schiff's, Dr. Jim Willie's, and Gerald Celente's of the world.

And if these signs are now screaming at us a like a flock of black swans, and the solution appears more than ever to be a return to gold to save the global economy and sovereign currencies, how can you protect yourself and your wealth when all your investments and assets are tied to a system on the brink of collapse?

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Yale academic believes global economic crash is just months away

According to Yale’s Vikram Mansharamani, the global economic collapse is just months away despite the fact that mainstream pundits are discounting even a slight recession, much less a financial crash.  And at the heart of his analysis is the fact that the credit bubble that has been fueled by central banks over the past several years has finally reached a peak where nearly everything is artificially inflated, and the point of no return has been already crossed.


FINANCIAL bubbles across the globe are imploding and the problem is only set to get worse... Prices are falling around the world thanks to the collapse of China’s debt fuelled economic growth and this has triggered a succession of disastrous events that are starting to be realised, according to Vikram Mansharamani, an author and, lecturer at Yale University. 
Fears are growing that the world could face a financial crash of unprecedented levels and could even be just six months away. 
Bubbles created by the mountain of cheap money made available by low interest rates since the last financial crisis are now starting to burst, said Mr Mansharamani. 
Mr Mansharamani added: “We’ve got a bubble bursting, I would argue, in Australian housing markets — that is beginning to crack; South Africa — the whole economy; Canada — housing and the economy; Brazil. We can keep going on and on.” - London Express

Finland to discuss whether to leave the Euro currency

First there was Greece (Grexit), who looked long and hard at leaving the Eurozone during last year’s financial crisis.  And that discontent is being followed up now in Britain (Brexit), who is expected to propose a referendum to have a vote on whether to stay or leave the union sometime in 2017.
And with Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank (ECB) taking interest rates down to zero on Thursday, and in some parts of the lending facility below that into negative territory, one Northern European member is taking a long look at whether to leave the Euro currency following a public petition that has now moved the idea into their legislature to debate on the issue.