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?

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

After years of vilifying Bitcoin, now the Mainstream Media sees it as a savior for China's monetary system

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.  These were the words of a famous revolutionary who used non-violent protest as the means to overthrow the British Empire from its hold over India.

Now in 2017 there is another revolution going on that is for the future of the world's money.  And where even as recently as three years ago the mainstream establishment media was both scoffing at and vilifying the advent of crypto-currencies and those who embraced them, on Feb. 27 that same mainstream media is now hailing Bitcoin as the potential savior for the monetary system of the world's second largest economy.

China’s new bank regulator, Guo Shuqing, is by all reports the reformer the second-biggest economy desperately needs. His 17 months as stock market watchdog served up so many directives so rapidly that traders called him “Whirlwind Guo.” 
He arrives on the banking scene at a moment when China’s financial system is in a whirl of its own. The immediate challenge - murky, debt-laden banks threatening China’s economic outlook - is well known. But a longer-term threat, an existential one, is landing along with Guo: a Chinese government version of Bitcoin that makes you wonder if the nation will even need banks in 10 years. 
In creating its own cryptocurrency, Beijing is taking the whole if-you-can’t-beat-them-join-them concept to new heights. Earlier this month, the People’s Bank of China sent shockwaves through Bitcoin circles by halting withdrawals and bringing the heads of cryptocurrency exchanges in for a good talking-to. Then last week, the PBoC announced it’s going digital in a big way. As China mints its own block-chain medium, will it ban Bitcoin transactions? Given the tight correlation between zigs in the yuan and zags in Bitcoin values, the PBoC’s entry could be a game changer - and not necessarily for the worse. - Barron's

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Could millennial snowflakes be the catalyst to keep the U.S. from eliminating cash?

If there is one thing to be said about millennials it is that they are very emotional about their activism.  And all one has to do is look over the past couple of years at their push for 'safe spaces' on campuses, rabid protests over a myriad of different topics, and the rejection of many status quo policies that have been at the core of America's government over the past 20 years.

So with central banks, sovereign leaders, and elitist academics all pushing hard for the elimination of physical cash in the world's monetary systems, an interesting irony is coming to the surface where today's millennials could be the catalyst for protecting the economy from going 100% into a digital system.

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If millennials are supposed to be the first generation going mostly cashless, they are making the move halfheartedly.
Millennials still rely on cash — 80 percent of millennials carry greenbacks. And 42 percent still write checks, according to the Accel + Qualtrics Millennial Study 2017.
And that could be a good thing, as some advisors say a cash diet is the best way to pare down debt. 
The study corroborates other recent findings that technology is not overturning conventional ways to pay for things, even as millennials flock to mobile payment apps like Apple Pay and Venmo. 
Sophia Bera, a millennial who founded Gen Y Planning and is a member of the CNBC Digital Financial Advisor Council, said most of her friends carry some cash, but she rarely sees them using it as the first option to pay for things. It's mostly cash for emergency situations, or cash for tips.  
"When I use Venmo it feels like magical money," Bera said. "You forget that it is money, like any money, and that is bad." 
The financial advisor highly recommends cash to people trying to get out of credit card debt or for sticking to a budget. "A weekly cash amount is good," Bera said. "Take out $200 every Friday and when it is gone it is gone. ... It's a lot harder to drop six twenties on a dress than swiping a card. People don't buy flatscreen TVs with $20 bills."
Bera said switching to cash, even for just a few months, can help people reign in spending, and is especially helpful for those trying to get out of debt. - CNBC
Psychology has always played a huge role in how people see and respect money.  And all one has to do is look at a casino, which exchanges your currency for casino tokens (chips) because they know that gamblers are more than willing to spend these tokens in greater quantities than if they were playing a table game using real money.

Additionally, people became inured to accumulating high levels of debt when all they had to do is pay a paltry minimum amount which they could afford despite the fact they were actually increasing their debt levels through the interest compounding on that debt.

For a generation of Americans who suddenly had a wakeup call from the massive amounts of student loan debt they accumulated, recognizing the power of money by desiring to use cash instead of credit is a life-changing paradigm.  And even with America's youth being much more attuned towards using technology for nearly everything in today's society, their lagging in the transition to a cashless digital society because they realize that spending cash over credit is extremely beneficial to keeping oneself out of debt, could be a serious factor in hindering the establishment's agenda towards making all of finance one without physical money.

State of Idaho joins Utah and Arizona in forging legislation to recognize gold and silver as money

Earlier this year, the states of Utah and Arizona both proposed legislation to eliminate state taxes on the buying and selling of gold and silver in a first step initiative to have them once again recognized as money and legal tender.  Now on Feb. 24 we can add the state of Idaho to the mix as the growing trend towards returning to sound money is starting to pick of steam.

A bill introduced in the Idaho House would eliminate state capital gains taxes on gold and silver specie, and encourage its use as currency. Final approval of the legislation would help undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. 
House Majority Leader Mike Moyle introduced House Bill 206 (H206) on Feb. 23. The legislation would amend Idaho revenue statutes, providing “that capital gains and losses on precious metals bullion and monetized bullion sales be added to or subtracted from Idaho taxable income.” 
The Framers of our nation established that gold and silver are money, but federal taxing authorities in recent decades have required taxpayers to pay taxes on this form of money when its exchange for Federal Reserve Notes results in nominal capital “gains.” 
Similar to a bill recently passed by Arizona’s state House, Idaho H206 is a pure and tax neutral proposal. That’s because both precious metals gains (income) and losses are backed out of the calculation of one’s Idaho taxable income.   While HB206’s passage will have little fiscal impact as to Idaho tax revenues, it will have a larger impact on Idahoans’ freedoms. 
Enjoying the backing of the Sound Money Defense League, the Idaho Freedom Foundation, and Money Metals Exchange (an Idaho-based national precious metals dealer), the Idaho proposal seeks to correct the misclassification of precious metals by the IRS as “property” rather than money.  It is only because of this misclassification in the first place that precious metals income and losses are included in the federal adjusted gross income number that flows through to the taxpayer’s Idaho tax return. - Tenth Amendment Center

Saturday, February 25, 2017

As Bitcoin and gold converge at $1250, which asset is the best to buy with your money?

On Friday Feb. 24 we saw the price of gold end the week over $1250, and bitcoin near its own all-time high of nearly $1230 begging the question of which asset of the two is the best to buy if you have the money.

Followers of either gold or bitcoin have strong arguments both for and against each asset, while there are also a number of investors who are in favor of owning both as a means of wealth protection.  However, if an individual only had $1250 to spend on one or the other, what parameters would separate the two to make one stand out more than the other.


Bitcoin has the potential for much bigger growth, and in this it acts as both a form of currency and type of investment.  But Bitcoin relies upon many factors such as widespread public acceptance to function in commerce, and the hope that governments do not criminalize the crypto-currency as being a threat to their monetary systems.

Additionally however, Bitcoin is completely portable and transferable, and can be taken across borders without anyone having knowledge of its existence.

But perhaps it's biggest failing is that it is not tangible in the physical sense, and has as much emotional value to an individual as their plastic debit card, or even as poker chips do while gambling in a casino.

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Gold on the other hand has a history stretching back to the beginning of mankind, and has been both money and a store of wealth of over 5000 years.  And while it is much more difficult to store in larger quantities than Bitcoin, and much more difficult to transfer across borders and customs than if someone simply carried a pen drive with them in their carry-on luggage, gold is easily the most recognizable form of money and could be used for commerce in just about every city, nation, or village on the planet.

As fiat currencies show their age and their accelerating decline in value, assets like gold and Bitcoin will both reign as strong alternatives for people to transfer their wealth into for the distant future.  And the question of which one to choose will become a real issue in the days ahead now that both have reached virtual equilibrium in both price and desirability.


Friday, February 24, 2017

Is South Africa looking to become the next BRICS nation to go cashless?

Over the past four months we have seen India begin the difficult process of weaning her people off of physical cash, as Prime Minister Modi has officially called for the implementation of a digital monetary system.  Then earlier this week we began to hear word that Russia was investigating the taxing of individuals who chose to use cash in transactions and other commerce.

Now on Feb. 24 we can add South Africa to the growing list of BRICS nations who might be setting the stage for eliminating physical cash in their economies and creating a completely digital monetary system.

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Globally, cash, as a means of transaction, has been on the decline for decades.
First World countries are leading the transition. 
In emerging market countries, such as China, South Africa and India, for example, more than 90% of payments are still cash based. 
We have also seen how quickly, thanks to our almost complete mobile penetration, blockchain technology, such as Bitcoin has taken off in South Africa across all strata of our economy. 
These are signs that South Africa’s transition to a cashless environment could happen very quickly indeed. - Biz Community
Unlike the forced banning of cash which we have seen in India, and may soon see in Russia, the move towards digital money in South Africa may instead come from a voluntary push as citizens trust less and less in the nation's primary sovereign currency.

World's largest gold backed ETF now certified as Sharia Law compliant

On Feb. 23, the U.S. run SPDR Gold Shares ETF was certified as Sharia Law compliant, making it the first gold based financial instrument to be open to the new Islamic statutes on gold ownership for the world's 1.6 billion Muslims.

Run by State Street Global Advisors, and reportedly backed by $30 billion in physical gold, the ETF could soon become a springboard for new investment from the Islamic community.

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U.S. asset management company State Street Global Advisors has announced that a huge exchange-traded fund for investment in gold has been certified as being compliant with Islamic financial law. 
The question of whether ETFs themselves comply with Islamic law has not been addressed. However, the certification by Amanie Advisors of Malaysia, a leading sharia advisory company specializing in Islamic financial institutions, is expected to stimulate investment in the gold ETF within the Muslim world.  
The fund, called SPDR Gold Shares, is one of the world's largest ETFs backed by gold bullion, having a net asset balance of more than $30 billion. Managed and marketed by State Street Global, it is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. - Asia.Nikkei

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Gold price hits 15 week high as it crosses over $1250 for first time since just after election

On Feb. 23 the gold price rose more than $10 per ounce to cross $1250 for the first time since just before Donald Trump won the Nov. 8 Presidential election.

Prior to that election, gold had once again crossed over $1300 per ounce, something it had not done since its massive move last June following the Brexit vote in the UK.  But with the outcome of the ultimate outsider winning the highest office in the land, markets dumped gold contracts en masse which would eventually see the price fall into the low $1100's.

But since the beginning of year, both gold and silver have slowly risen, and are nearing gains of around 10% in just the first two months of 2017.
Gold prices jumped Thursday, attempting to snap a string of three declines, as the dollar lost ground to chief rivals in the wake of a fuzzier-than-expected interest-rate assessment from the Federal Reserve. 
April gold GCJ7, +1.33% rose $10.80, or 0.8%, to $1,244.10 an ounce. A close at that level would mark the highest settlement for a most-active contract since Nov. 10, 2016, according to FactSet data. Thursday’s gain picks up on an after-hours Wednesday rise and dollar decline. Some metals traders read the Fed minutes out Wednesday as casting doubt on the timing and pace in future rate increases. - Marketwatch

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are working different ends of the tale to kill the petrodollar

In a fascinating dichotomy where both the United States and Russia are implementing different foreign policy angles that will inevitably kill the petrodollar, their main target happens to be the same in the Arab Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Back in 1973 Nixon's Secretary of State Henry Kissinger went to Saudi Arabia to forge what would become the next global backstop for keeping the dollar as the world's reserve currency.  But in doing so the U.S. made a promise to protect the Kingdom from foreign invasion, and in return the Saudi's would ensure that OPEC used only dollars in their global selling of oil.

But what the U.S. did not anticipate was the fact that the Saudi monarchy followed a radical form of Islam that was hell bent on seeing all other sects utterly destroyed.  And through their use of money, arms, and terrorism over the past 40 years, the U.S. has been forced to intervene in many of these unprovoked attacks on Saudi's Arab neighbors, and have played a major role in both toppling governments, as well as aiding terrorism.

And in 2017 with the election of Donald Trump, this all appears about to change, and could signal that the new U.S. President is content with letting the old petrodollar agreement dissolve away.

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Unlike every president since the petrodollar’s birth, Donald Trump is openly hostile to Saudi Arabia. 
The Saudis did not want Donald Trump in the White House. And not because of some bad blood on Twitter. There are real geopolitical issues at stake. 
At the moment, Trump seems determined to walk back on US support for the so-called “moderate” rebels in Syria. 
The Saudis are furious with the US for not holding up its part of the petrodollar deal. They think the US should have already attacked Syria as part of its commitment to keep the region safe for the monarchy. 
Toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a longstanding Saudi goal. But a President Trump makes that unlikely. That’s not good for Saudi Arabia’s position in the Middle East, nor its relationship with the US. 
This is just one of the ways President Trump will hasten the death of the petrodollar. - International Man
On the other side of the gambit is Russia's President Vladimir Putin, who has not only sided with Syria's Bashir Assad in fighting the Islamic Caliphate's attempts to topple the government, but in a recent and unprecedented move invited Sunni clerics to a conference in which they castigated Saudi Wahabism as being deformed in the construct of Islam.
At the end of August, a meeting of Muslim clerics and scholars convened in the Chechen capital of Grozny to forge a consensus on the subject of ‘who constitutes a Sunni.’
Sunnism, the 200 or so Sunni clerics from Egypt, South Africa, India, Europe, Turkey, Jordan, Yemen, Russia warned, “has undergone a dangerous deformation in the wake of efforts by extremists to void its sense in order to take it over and reduce it to their perception.” 
The Muslim world is currently under a siege of terror, led by a deviant strain that claims religious authority and kills in the name of Islam. So the Grozny participants had gathered, by invitation of the Chechen president, to make “a radical change in order to re-establish the true meaning of Sunnism.” 
If their final communique was any indicator, the group of distinguished scholars had a very particular message for the Muslim world: Wahhabism - and its associated takfirism - are no longer welcome within the Sunni fold. 
Specifically, the conference’s closing statement says this: “Ash’arites and the Maturidi are the people of Sunnism and those who belong to the Sunni community, both at the level of the doctrine and of the four schools of Sunni jurisprudence (Hanafi, Hanbali, Shafi’i, Maliki), as well as Sufis, both in terms of knowledge and moral ethics." 
In one fell swoop, Wahhabism, the official state religion of only two Muslim countries -Saudi Arabia and Qatar - was not part of the majority Muslim agenda any longer. - Russia Today
The monetary stronghold for the petrodollar system has already been shattered when Russia and China signed an agreement to sell oil in both Yuan and Rubles a few years ago, and it appears that very soon the final matchstick in the 1973 agreement will fall as well with the coordinated efforts of the U.S. and Russia in eliminating ISIS and the independent terror groups that were spreading Saudi Wahabism through the Kingdom's financing them with money and arms.  And when this happens for good it will create a great vacuum in the global financial system, and all bets are off as to who will win the crown that replaces the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

The mayor of Philadelphia proves why liberals should never be in charge of finance, economics, or anything to do with money

For years liberal politicians have used the offer of free stuff to try to entice the voting public into believing that money simply grows on trees and that the laws of economics don't matter if the right party is in office.  Case in point, the fact that Bernie Sanders ran for the Presidency on a platform of free education, free healthcare, and a myriad of other free welfare programs that would have doubled the national debt from $19.5 trillion to right around $40 trillion.

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Presidential contender Bernie Sanders' broadly progressive tax and spending proposals would add a whopping $21 trillion to the national debt over the next decade, according to a joint analysis released Monday. 
Sanders' proposals would cost $33.3 trillion in new spending, mostly from his health-care proposals — more than double the $15.3 trillion in new taxes, mostly on wealthier American households, that he proposes if he's elected president, according to the analysis by the Tax Policy Center. - CNBC
Of course, socialists, liberals, and Marxists like Sanders fail to ever look at the long history of nations who implemented their own versions of this, and the graveyard of failed economies that resulted from it.

Their solution?  More of the same, only on a much greater scale.

But liberal economics isn't relegated to just 'taxing the rich'.  And whether it involves trying to bankrupt individuals and economies through moronic schemes such as carbon credits, they have never learned that when governments get involved in an economy, there are consequences that emerge that they never plan for.

Such as in the city of Philadelphia, where the Mayor's push to 'fight obesity' through a beverage tax has now resulted in a massive decrease in tax revenues, and the onset of layoffs in industries that sell soda and other drinks with a modicum of sugar.

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According to Philly.com reports, two months into the city’s sweetened-beverage tax, supermarkets and distributors are reporting a 30% to 50% drop in beverage sales and - adding insult to injury - are now planning for layoffs. 
One of the city's largest distributors told the Philadelphia website it would cut 20% of its workforce in March, and an owner of six ShopRite stores in Philadelphia says he expects to shed 300 workers this spring. “People are seeing sales decline larger than anything they’ve seen up to this point in the city,” said Alex Baloga, vice president of external relations at the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association. 
Since all of this is taking place as previewed in a recent post: "The 'Soda Police' Just Learned A Valuable Lesson About Taxes", we doubt it would come as a surprise to anyone, although we are confident that Philadelphia city workers will be amazed by these unexpected developments. 
Sure enough, in response instead of admitting the tax was a bad decision, the city lashed out by launching the latest "fake news" campaign, when it questioned the legitimacy of the early figures and predicted that customers responding to the initial sticker shock by shopping outside the city would return. “We have no way of knowing if their sales figures and predicted job losses are anything more than fear-mongering to prevent this from happening in other cities,” said city spokesman Mike Dunn.
Mayor Kenney harshly rebuked reports of coming layoffs late Tuesday night. 
"I didn't think it was possible for the soda industry to be any greedier," Kenney said in an emailed statement. “…They are so committed to stopping this tax from spreading to other cities, that they are not only passing the tax they should be paying onto their customer, they are actually willing to threaten working men and women's jobs rather than marginally reduce their seven figure bonuses." 
Bob Brockway, chief operating officer of Canada Dry Delaware Valley, which distributes about 20 percent of the city’s soft drinks, said sales were down 45 percent in Philadelphia. The company will lay off 20 percent of its workforce the first week in March. The distributor is a subsidiary of Honickman Affiliates, owned by Harold Honickman, who helped lead the opposition to the tax last summer. The 35 jobs on the line include managers, sales people, and drivers, Brockway said. Sales are up about 20 percent in the suburbs, but that hasn’t helped the business break even, he said. - Zerohedge
The bottom line.  Taxing a product or service to push a political or social agenda simply means people will either quit using it, create a black market for it, or go someplace where there isn't a tax on it.  And all one has to do is look at when states began to tax cigarettes and realize that online sales, and sales of smokes from Indian reservations, would easily defeat the best intentions of liberal economics.

How Donald Trump can bailout the American consumer without costing the government a dime

When the government was suddenly faced with the possibility of the entire Western financial system collapsing during a weekend back in September of 2008, Congress approved a bailout measure that was dedicated only for Wall Street, and left the American people stuck with their own massive accumulation of debts.  And of course this bailout of the 1% by the U.S. government to the detriment of the 99% saw many Americans lose their homes in foreclosure to the same banks that received taxpayer money, making the public outrage two-fold.

Now nine years later, debt levels for both consumers and Wall Street have once again grown to dangerous levels, and are threatening the very fabric of the global financial system.

But unlike in 2008 when the U.S. government was run by bought and paid for establishment politicians like George Bush, Dick Cheney, Hank Paulson, and Chuck Schumer, there is now someone in the White House who not only understands debt, remediation, bankruptcy, and negotiation, but is a populist who appears to favor helping the American people over the bankers and shills working on Wall Street.

Which bears the question then of how exactly could President Trump bailout the tapped out consumer without it costing a single dime to the taxpayer, or the budget?

In an interview on Feb. 22 with USA Watchdog's Greg Hunter, Nobel Prize nominee Robert David Steele provided a scenario proposed from one of his contacts that could allow President Trump to act as the negotiator for the entire American populace regarding their debt, and force the banks to a choice... either cut the interest rates and outstanding debt held by the American consumer in each of their individual accounts, or he would promote their stopping payments altogether and backstop this through a mass Pardon which would wipe away their legal obligations to the debt entirely.

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Robert David Steele: Now let me point out a debt you haven't focused on, which is the three trillion that individuals owe to bloodsucking banks that have basically violated every biblical precept and with legalized crime are charging 29% interest rates. 
I have proposed, and this is not my idea... someone smarter than me came up with this idea but I think it's brilliant, if Donald Trump created a website, something that could easily be created overnight, and if 150 million people registered their student debt, their medical debt, their family credit card debt, and their small business debt and they authorized Donald Trump to renegotiate that debt on their behalf... and Donald Trump has one to two to three trillion dollars worth of debt that he is the authorized personally assigned agent of the American people, he can go to the banks and say folks, we're going to cut this debt by two-thirds, and if you don't do that... because the banks have already made back their money and are just sucking blood from a rock with interest rates, I am going to ask every American to stop paying these debt and I am going to give ever American a Presidential Pardon.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Germany remains at the center of the new Greek financial crisis as minister demands Greeks provide gold to backstop bailout

As the German government continues to prove more and more that they are the real controllers over the European Union, on Feb. 21 a minister in Germany's government publicly called for Greece to start putting up collateral, including gold bullion, if they want to receive the next tranche of bailouts to help their beleaguered system.

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Bavaria's 50-year-old finance minister Markus Soeder was previously named by German weekly Der Spiegel as one of the Ten Most Dangerous European Politicians (defined as "every politician who is resorting to cheap populism in order to rack up domestic political points"). 
For the Greeks, this may well be true. 
According to an interview with Bild, the CSU politician said that: 
...new billions should only flow when Athens implemented all the reforms.  Even then however, aid should only be given against a pledge "in the form of cash, gold or real estate" - Zerohedge
For anyone who doesn't think gold is money, just ask the Germans who have not only repatriated much of their offshore reserves in recent weeks, but are now demanding that EU debtors put up their own gold holdings to continue the scheme of enslavement to the Troika printing press.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Nationwide biometrics to be at the heart of India's move to a cashless society

A few years ago India began a push to accumulate and digitize the biometric information of its 1.3 billion citizens.  And with their 'India Stack' database now ready for distribution, the government is planning on selling access to this information to web developers, healthcare providers, and even the financial system as it becomes a key component of Prime Minister Modi's push towards a cashless society.

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India is leapfrogging into the digital future by offering the world’s largest biometric-identity database for use by tech firms, healthcare providers and novice app developers — an opportunity that excites fans of cyber transactions but worries privacy advocates. 
The Indian government has gathered digital-identification records, including fingerprint impressions and eye scans, of nearly all of its 1.2 billion citizens. 
Now a government-backed initiative known as “India Stack” aims to standardise ways to exchange the data digitally to facilitate the transfer of signatures and official documents that citizens need to get jobs, make financial transactions or access government services. 
The government gave cashless commerce a push late last year by withdrawing large-denomination bank notes from circulation. The temporary measure, aimed in part at tax dodgers, prompted a sharp rise in the use of mobile payment apps. 
India Stack is touted as key to creating a “presence-less, paperless, cashless” society. But the approach is viewed as both innovative and, some say, risky. - The Australian
With India acting as the petri dish for both a cashless monetary system, and a global biometric database of information that corporations, intelligence agencies, and law enforcement can access at any given moment, the results of this experiment may soon become the Big Brother apparatus of global government, and remove the last vestiges of freedom a citizen has.

Former central bank Chairman gives a mea culpa to Ron Paul and admits the Congressman was right about the Gold Standard

Ever since Alan Greenspan left his office as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, he has embarked on a near decade's long 'roadshow' to try to rebuild his reputation as a fiscal conservative.  And one of the biggest things he has been pushing for has been the belief that gold is money, and that a return to some form of a gold standard would solve many of the world's current financial problems.

This of course is the ironic dichotomy with Greenspan, since he was originally a staunch advocate of the Gold Standard up until he took over the reins of the world's largest central bank.  And it was through his Keynesian style monetary policies of low interest rates and bubble creation that not only led to the financial collapse of 2008, but paved the road for the next two Fed Chairmen to expand upon his policies to absurd degrees.

But now that the former Fed Chair is out of the establishment, he has become once again a crusader for gold as money.  And over the weekend he even admitted that former Congressman Ron Paul was correct all those years when they stood toe to toe during House testimonies, and when Paul pushed Greenspan mercilessly for why we weren't heading back towards a gold standard today.

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Finally, buried at the very end of the interview was perhaps the most interesting statement by Greenspan : the former Fed Chair's implicit admission that Ron Paul was right all along: 
Q. Against a background of ultra-low and negative interest rates, many reserve managers have been large buyers of gold. In your view, what role does gold play as a reserve asset? 
When I was Chair of the Federal Reserve I used to testify before US Congressman Ron Paul, who was a very strong advocate of gold. We had some interesting discussions. I told him that US monetary policy tried to follow signals that a gold standard would have created. That is sound monetary policy even with a fiat currency. In that regard, I told him that even if we had gone back to the gold standard, policy would not have changed all that much. - Zerohedge
For those who may not know, back in the 1960's Alan Greenspan became the architect of electronic banking, as he was also an excellent computer programmer as well as an extraordinary economist.  And in a blueprint discovered by analyst Bix Weir on the website of the St. Louis Fed called the Road to Roota, Greenspan's plans entailed using electronic banking and fiat currency to expand and then implode the monetary system in order to bring it back to a state where a return to the gold standard would be both necessary and viable.

Since China has already stated publicly their end goal is to return money and trade to a gold standard in the near future, what remains is the question of whether the U.S. is both willing and prepared for such a sea change.

And ironically for the first time in decades, the U.S. has a President who is himself a believer in gold.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Is Germany's gold repatriation in preparation for end of Euro as Chancellor Merkel questions solvency of the currency

Sometimes events that coincide with certain actions taken are little more than coincidental, or at most unforeseen consequences of those changes to the norm.  But for the most part in the political sphere, when actions are taken they are done with a purposeful agenda in mind, as validated by a quote made 80 years ago by then President Franklin Roosevelt.
“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”
Now with this in mind there were two key activities and comments that took place in Germany over the last seven days which can easily lead to a conclusion that the largest economy in the Eurozone is expecting a mighty sea change to Europe's current monetary system.

Germany has finally received half of the gold they initiated repatriation of

Over the past 10 days Germany finally received a large portion of the gold they demanded be returned from both the New York Fed, and from banks throughout Europe that have held their gold since the end of World War II.  And in an op-ed from CNBC a few days ago, the question as to why they wanted or needed this gold was asked.

An official announcement last week that the Bundesbank had pretty much repatriated half its gold reserves ahead of schedule has once again sent the rumor mill into overdrive. 
And the talk has now stepped up a notch with the Bundesbank confirming Thursday that it has already moved 583 tons of gold out of New York and Paris. Its plan to hold half its gold in Frankfurt is now three years ahead of schedule. 
Reporting the news, Reuters said that some argue the world's second-biggest bullion reserve "may be needed to back a new deutsche mark, should the euro zone break up." This seems pretty far-fetched, especially given that the Bretton Woods system of fixed exchange rates ended back in the 1970s. Could Berlin really be prepping for the fall of the euro? - CNBC
Yet speculation in the business media is not enough to validate why Germany is choosing to focus on their gold repatriation now after saying three years ago that it was no longer a concern.  That is until we look at comments made by Chancellor Angela Merkel on Feb. 18 where she finally admitted that there are serious problems with the Euro, and even went as far to blame Mario Draghi and his monetary policies done through the European Central Bank.
Two weeks ago, German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble confirmed Donald Trump's charge that the Euro is far "too low" for Germany, but said he is unable to do anything about it and instead blamed Mario Draghi. “The euro exchange rate is, strictly speaking, too low for the German economy’s competitive position,” he told Tagesspiegel on February 5. “When ECB chief Mario Draghi embarked on the expansive monetary policy, I told him he would drive up Germany’s export surplus . . . I promised then not to publicly criticise this [policy] course. But then I don’t want to be criticized for the consequences of this policy.” 
Then, on Saturday, his boss German Chancellor Angela Merkel echoed her finance minister, and also admitted that the euro is indeed "too low" for Germany, but once again made clear that Berlin had no power to address this "problem" because monetary policy was set by the independent European Central Bank. 
"We have at the moment in the euro zone of course a problem with the value of the euro," Merkel said in an unusual foray into foreign exchange rate policy. - Zerohedge
But the problems with the Euro currency go far beyond the ineptitude of the former Goldman Sachs banker who plays the role as Master of the Universe over Europe's monetary system.  This is because the rising tide of populism has become a real threat to the end of the Euro and even the European Union, with Italy, France, the Netherlands, and possibly even Greece all threatening to leave the currency and Union should elections pan out as currently predicted for these nation states.

Germany's biggest financial fear is inflation, and over the past several months their economy has been experiencing sharp rises in prices as debt, liquidity, and even banking problems hover like Black Swans over their, and the entire EU financial system.  And it is becoming apparent that the Germany government is taking no chances by accelerating their repatriation of their gold, because the writing appears more and more on the wall that gold will be the money of choice after the next crisis hits.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

A MGTOW future: Could feminism have actually helped accelerate the destruction of Western economies?

Although it's been talked about before from a social and behavioral perspective, the gains earned by women through the Feminist movement over the past 50 years have also created a shift in masculine priorities that could actually lead to economic destruction in many Western countries.

How so you might ask?

Today's current debt based economic system that reigns in the U.S., Europe, and in Japan requires two very important activities to remain solvent, and keep their economies from collapsing.  First, the system needs to continuously create new debt just to sustain the already massive debt load that is 3.5 times the world's annual GDP, and with this debt try to avoid the consequence of deflation in asset prices.  And it was for this reason that the central banks implemented Quantitative Easing and Zero percent interest rates through which they could create a continuous inflow of newly created money that would keep asset prices high, even if doing so created bubbles and artificial prices.

Secondly these economies need consumers to spend as much money as possible, including using debt to aid in keeping the debt creation scheme going.  In fact, any slowdown in consumer spending would automatically trigger a deflationary spiral, and bankrupt the system similar to what happened in 2008 (liquidity and credit crisis).

So with this in mind how does feminism, and its growing consequence of MGTOW in the U.S. and Europe and Grass Eaters in Japan, have the potential to destroy Western economic systems?  By undermining, and in some cases even eliminating the very complex that supports, sustains, and feeds that system.

Marriage and family.

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Besides the obvious that the generation of millennials are buying fewer and fewer homes, cars, etc...,  and taking fewer and fewer relationships all the way to marriage, they are also having fewer children, making it a trifecta of negative consequences for Western economies.

So how does feminism come into this?

Feminism, and the government's supporting of this movement through the education systems, legislative systems, and judicial systems, have made marriage a completely unfair and economically unviable contract for men to enter into.  In fact, with close to 60% of all marriages ending in divorce, and 70% of those being initiated by women, the cost of entering into the institution of marriage is a losing proposition for the majority of men.

Thus we are seeing the rise of the Grass Eaters and the MGTOW's (Men Going Their Own Way) as a consequence of 50 years of the pendulum shifting way to far away from the old model of patriarchy, to now that of gyno-centrism.

But this doesn't explain yet why the decline of marriage and children in the West has the potential of destroying their economic systems.  It does however when you take a look at how much is put into that system by married families versus single individuals.

Men more often buy homes in accordance with having to support a wife and children, and they also work more hours at a job in pursuit of this financial support.  But in Japan today for example, the phenomenon of Grass Eating (men not marrying) has given rise to many of them actually working less, and dedicating their earnings to self-aggrandizement in the form of fashion, video games, and alternative forms of entertainment.
Something is happening to Japan's young men. Compared with the generation that came before, they are less optimistic, less ambitious and less willing to take risks. They are less likely to own a car, want a car, or drive fast if they get a car. They are less likely to pursue sex on the first date - or the third. They are, in general, less likely to spend money. - Washington Post
This trend is also being felt in the investment world, where fewer and fewer men are investing in 401K plans and other retirement vehicles.

The destruction of the family and marriage is also destroying the traditions normally performed as one progresses through life.  Without the need to purchase a home, to pay the costs of having children, and the fact that men no longer have to strive to be a bread winner in a household, money normally spent as a consumer is being used elsewhere, and without the need to go deeply in debt.

While this social and financial trend has not yet reached the point where it has created a 'vergence in the force' here in America or in Europe, it is already being highly felt over in Japan where there is not enough revenues being created to pay for the needs of the retiring generation there that are living on social security, investments, and in pensions.  And that will change here very soon as Baby Boomers are forced to have to sell off their assets to pay the taxman, with very few or no buyers to mop them up in the markets.

The nuclear family has throughout history been the core and most important institution for any given society and economy.  And with this now having been fundamentally changed almost in parallel to Western nations going to a debt based fiat economy since the early 1970's, the advent of Grass Eaters and Men Going Their Own Way because of the black swan consequence of feminism could be the catalyst to not only trigger the next financial crisis, but even to bring about a collapse of the entire system.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Silver could be the greatest potential investment of all time as paper sales of metal in Comex and LBMA are close to 3000 to 1

While China is currently in the process of trying to wrench price determination for gold from the Comex and LBMA, these futures markets still have absolute control over how the price of silver is determined in the spot markets.

And in a couple of recent podcast interviews, precious metal and bitcoin analyst Bix Weir announced that from his research he has discovered that the amount of derivatives being sold in relation to the amount of physical silver actually held in both the Comex and LBMA is close to 3000 to 1, with over 100 billion ounces being traded in 2016 for a registered inventory of only 30 million physical ounces.

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Crush the Street: I'd like to start off with your latest publication named $10,000 ounce silver if Donald Trump drains the silver swamp.  $10,000 per ounce silver, not gold?  And silver is sitting at around $17 per ounce... that's a pretty high price and I'd love to get the details on this analysis. 
Bix Weir: It goes back to silver and the price suppression scheme that's been in place for close to 150 years... going back to the Opium Wars in the 19th century.  And then it got kicked into high gear when computers were invented in the 1960's.  I do alot of work on the computer rigging side of the world and that's what Roota (in Road to Roota) stands for (Root A) and was a term created by Alan Greenspan in the 1960's when he helped create the computerized banking system. 
What we see in the silver price today is not a silver market anywhere in the world that trades freely.  What we have in the Comex and LBMA is a market that trades electronically futures and options contracts (derivatives).  The Comex and LBMA are supposed to be a physical market, but it's not, and you can tell by the volumes.  Every year they 'supposedly' transfer over 100 billion ounces of silver, and there hasn't even been 100 billion of ounces of silver dug up in the history of the world. - Crush The Street
The key for this of course is when the manipulation ends, or is forced to end, it will suddenly cause a volatility spike unseen outside of a hyper-inflationary event as price discovery reverts back to a supply and demand model versus a rigged manipulated one.  And this has already begun with the Deutsche Bank testimony in which they, and several other bullion banks, admitted to have been rigging the price of silver for decades.

An end to the manipulation will see silver rise in a two-fold fashion.  First, the banks will need to cover their short positions that are currently active in helping to suppress the price in the derivative paper markets.  And second, once the price climbs in relation to the buying OR insolvency of these banks in defaulting on their derivative positions, the reality of how small supplies really are in the silver market will cause another massive spike due to its absolutely vital requirement to support the global technology sphere.

The gold to silver ratio is hovering around 68:1 right now, and nearly all analysts see silver as more depressed in price than its yellow metal sister gold.  And just as the discovery of oil made petroleum the most important global commodity for use in agriculture, industry, and energy, silver is well on its way to taking over this mantle as the world rushes forward in needing the metal for electronics, alternative energies, and all future technology to come in the 21st century.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Central Asian country's central bank calls for all its citizens to buy and own at least 100 grams of gold

In a move that is completely opposite to the way Western governments and central banks see the monetary power of gold, the central bank for the nation of Kyrgyzstan on Feb. 15 called for every one of their citizens to work towards buying and owning at least 100 grams of gold.

Starting in 2015, Kyrgyzstan began offering gold bullion to their citizens as a way to diversify their wealth in the face of global financial turmoil, and to protect against the ongoing currency wars that were seeing nation after nation devalue their currencies and accrue massive debts.

A landlocked nation perched between China and Kazakhstan is embarking on an experiment with little parallel worldwide: shifting savings from cattle to gold. 
One of the first post-Soviet republics to adopt a new currency and let it trade freely, Kyrgyzstan’s central bank wants every citizen to diversify into gold. Governor Tolkunbek Abdygulov says his “dream” is for every one of the 6 million citizens to own at least 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of the precious metal, the Central Asian country’s biggest export.  
“Gold can be stored for a long time and, despite the price fluctuations on international markets, it doesn’t lose its value for the population as a means of savings,” he said in an interview. “I’ll try to turn the dream into reality faster.” 
In the two years that the central bank has offered bars directly to the population, about 140 kilograms of bullion have been sold, Abdygulov, 40, said by phone from the capital, Bishkek. 
“We are hopeful that our country’s population will learn to diversify its savings into assets that are more liquid and -- more importantly -- capable of retaining their value,” he said. In rural areas, cattle is still the asset of choice for investors and savers, according to Abdygulov. - Bloomberg

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

IRS quietly adjusts tax requirements in having to pay Obamacare mandate to follow President Trump's Executive Order

In a victory for personal choice and civil rights, the IRS has quietly adjusted their tax policies to not require individuals to fill out Line Item 61 which declares that you either have health insurance, or are required to pay the Obamacare mandate, in accordance with an Executive Order signed by President Donald Trump during his first days in office.

Called the Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal, and signed on the very first day of Trump's inauguration, this Order repeals the forced tax mandate on individuals who either cannot afford, or choose not to get health insurance that coincides with the original Affordable Health Care law's mandates.

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How much difference does a single line on a tax form make? For Obamacare's individual mandate, the answer might be quite a lot. 
Following President Donald Trump's executive order instructing agencies to provide relief from the health law, the Internal Revenue Service appears to be taking a more lax approach to the coverage requirement. 
The health law's individual mandate requires everyone to either maintain qualifying health coverage or pay a tax penalty, known as a "shared responsibility payment." The IRS was set to require filers to indicate whether they had maintained coverage in 2016 or paid the penalty by filling out line 61 on their form 1040s. Alternatively, they could claim exemption from the mandate by filing a form 8965. 
For most filers, filling out line 61 would be mandatory. The IRS would not accept 1040s unless the coverage box was checked, or the shared responsibility payment noted, or the exemption form included. Otherwise they would be labeled "silent returns" and rejected.
Instead, however, filling out that line will be optional. - Reason
In tax filings for 2016, the Obamacare mandate rose to either 2.5% of household income, or $695 per person, dependent upon which was higher.

Bitcoin use surging in countries who have bad monetary systems, or large outdoor market environments

The tale of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies has become two-fold.  First, it is a potent medium of exchange for high net worth individuals who want to transfer wealth from one currency to another. And secondly, it has functioned as originally intended in places like Venezuela and Morocco, where governments have either destroyed their own sovereign currencies through bad monetary policies, or where large outdoor markets facilitate the use of cash in the majority of their transactions.
On February 2, Venezuela's leading bitcoin exchange, SurBitcoin, was forced to suspend operations when its bank account was revoked. According to Rodrigo Souza, who runs SurBitcoin's trading platform, the bank closed the account in anticipation of a nationwide crackdown on bitcoin use in Venezuela after the police raided a warehouse with 11,000 mining computers. SurBitcoin is in talks with other banks, and hopefully it will be operating again soon. 
As he predicted, SurBitcoin's closure has led to a surge in peer-to-peer trading. LocalBitcoins, a site where users connect to buy and sell bitcoins, makes its trade volume public through an API. (See the chart below.) Last week, 464 bitcoins were exchanged in Venezuela on LocalBitcoins, the equivalent of nearly $470,000 dollars based on today's price. That's close to a 50 percent increase in volume since SurBitcoin stopped operating. (LocalBitcoins' previous trading volume peak was 377 bitcoins the week of October 15, 2016, but, at the time, bitcoin was worth almost 40 percent less than it is today.) - Reason
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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies use are spreading rapidly in the Kingdom of Morocco on the blind side of the global Satoshi community. Professional crypto trader and developer, Aziz Elmi estimates that more than $200,000 of Bitcoin trading is done daily under the radar in his native Morocco. 
Elmi is a leading member of the crypto community in his country with a huge following and the main developer of AtlasCoin, one of Africa's only two cryptocurrencies. He is positive Morocco has a lot to offer to the digital currency world.
Morocco's unwillingness to open up enough to the rest of the world may account for the silent revolution that is going on there. Some pundits think Morocco might be ahead of some of the countries in Africa. Morocco is perceived as leaders in Bitcoin adoption, like Kenya, Ghana and even Nigeria
There is the general confidence in the Moroccan cryptocurrency community that there is great potential in their IT arena, especially in cryptocurrency coding and trading. This combined with the huge investments they are making will advance the Kingdom to be at the forefront of adoption in Africa, if the government will regulate the sector fairly. 
“More people and merchants are gradually integrating Bitcoin and other altcoins in their daily lives by accepting payments via Bitcoin. We believe the government should, therefore, intervene accordingly so as to regulate the circulation of Bitcoin reasonably," Elmi proposed. - Coin Telegraph
Bitcoin was created as a way for individuals to function in the global financial system without having to deal with devaluing sovereign currencies, or centralized control over money by governments and central banks.  And in the end crypto-currencies like Bitcoin and others will flourish more in most non-G20 economies, and most likely could have aided individuals in places like Cyprus and Greece when their own banking systems and economies collapsed over the past seven years.

Price difference for gold between London and Shanghai has climbed from $10 to $14 in last seven days

Over the past seven days, the differential between the Asian PM price fix at the Shanghai Gold Exchange and the AM fix out of London has climbed from $10 on Feb. 6, up to $14 on Feb. 15.

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This differential in prices is the highest in over a month, as the price fix between London and Asia had gotten down to just $4 back on Feb. 3.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Trump could drive a dagger into the heart of the EU should he get Greece to dump the Euro for the dollar

With Greece once again rushing to the forefront of events within the European Union over their never ending debt crisis, political and economic analysts directly point to the Southern European nation as the catalyst that could end the Euro currency experiment forever.

And ironically the Black Swan that could bring about not only an end to the Euro, but perhaps even put a dagger in the heart of the EU itself, is Donald Trump and his version of dollar diplomacy.

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Donald Trump's pick for EU ambassador Ted Malloch claimed senior Greek economists are looking into taking on the American banknotes if the country turns its back on the European currency. 
Due to Greece's crippling financial crisis, officials are said to be desperately searching for an alternative to the Eurozone, which would 'freak out' Angela Merkel, according to Malloch.  
Prof Malloch was interviewed on Greek TV, where he said Greece leaving the EU would be the best option for residents, and added the current situation is 'simply unsustainable'.
'I know some Greek economists who have even gone to leading think tanks in the US to discuss this topic and the question of dollarization,' he said, according to local press.
 'Such a topic of course freaks out the Germans because they really don't want to hear such ideas.' 
The likely candidate for the Brussels envoy job has previously stated he expects the Euro to crash by 2018. - Daily Mail
Three years ago, when Greece fought their last debt battle against Germany and the EU Troika, it was Russia who offered to backstop Greece should they choose to leave the EU and default on their sovereign debt.  But that was back in 2013 when Barack Obama was President of the United States, and now the entire environment has changed since President Trump is a staunch supporter of seeing the European Union breakup for a return to nationalism.

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The Euro currency is already doomed to die, and for European nations currently reliant upon the continental currency for their monetary system it may be a case of the first ones out the door will have the benefit of making the best deals.  And this assessment has already proven accurate for the UK following their Brexit from the EU, and now it is upon Greece to make their most important decision on whether to start anew with a chance at a better future, or remain slaves to Brussels and lose everything when the Union and currency collapse whether they leave or not.

South Korea is the newest country seeking to eliminate cash and wants to do so by 2020

First it was Sweden, who's people are so intoxicated by technology that it was not very difficult to get them to give up their cash to run on an entirely electronic financial system.  Then in November India decided to jump on the Cashless Society bandwagon, only unlike their counterparts living in the Northern part of Europe, their citizens are the exact opposite and do not trust their government or banking system to take away physical cash from the economy.

Thus when it comes to creating a world without physical money it is on par with how half the world is content to be as sheep and follow the globalists desire to control every aspect of their spending, saving, and investing, while the other half is infused with the frequency of Populism, and realize that without the ability to control your own money in a physical form, then nearly all freedoms are permanently lost to the whims of elected and un-elected officials.


As we are now well into the first quarter of 2017, and living in the aftermath of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, the battle is on for the establishment to hold onto the status quo, while at the same time fighting a populist movement that seeks to tear down their power base built upon a foundation of debt, credit, and privately owned central banks.  And at the fore are two more major economies push strongly towards a cashless monetary system.

And those two entities are the European Union, and South Korea.
“Hand over your money.” That’s what the Financial Times newspaper called it. But it might as well be rephrased as “Stick ’em up!”

It appears that the Central Bank of Korea, South Korea’s central bank, plans to withdraw all coins by 2020, followed by removing all bank notes soon afterwards. No feedback has been requested from the public.

South Korea is determined to become a cashless society, exclusively using T-Money and other electronic payment cards. This goal may make sense to South Korea’s banks and government, but it is not without obstacles or resistance. - Numismaster
The ball is already rolling down the path towards a completely cashless society, where physical money is eliminated and your freedom to choose to spend, save, and invest as you see fit is at stake.  Which means that the clock is now ticking for anyone who is awake to transition their wealth out of this parasitic system before it is too late, and find alternatives in hard assets that act as money (gold, silver), or in a financial construct such as Bitcoin and Goldmoney, that allow you to keep your wealth in a structure that is outside the control of banks and government.

Monday, February 13, 2017

As Iran moves away from dollar completely, the Islamic state could provide unlimited potential for gold and Bitcoin

Almost from the moment that President Barack Obama shipped Iran over $100 billion worth of cash, gold, and other frozen assets that the U.S. had controlled during their decade's long sanctions against the Islamic State, the Middle Eastern oil power began fomenting a new policy in which they would completely divest themselves from the dollar, and protect themselves from any future attempts by the U.S. in using the reserve currency as an economic weapon.

Additionally, Iran has been none too keen on transitioning towards the Euro as a full time replacement, and this has opened the door for the government to find alternative mediums of exchange that are outside the dominion of Western central banks.

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As Iran moves away from using the US dollar, bitcoin has emerged as a potential replacement. The cryptocurrency could thrive in a country where more than 50 million people are connected to the internet, financial experts claim. 
In the wake of US President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions on seven countries including Iran, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran announced last month that the US dollar will be replaced with a stable reserve currency more frequently used in foreign trades. 
Two possible replacements are being explored such as using one currency, potentially the euro, or allowing Iranians to select from multiple currencies, reported the Coin Telegraph
The announcement has caught the attention of the country’s first bitcoin exchange, BTXCapital, which sees Iran as a market with potential to grow. “The market is massive. A large population with a high proportion connected to the internet means there is a lot of completely untapped market potential,” Ganesh Jung, CEO of Draglet who develop an exchange platform used by BTXCapital, told IBTimes UK. - Russia Today
Yet because Iranian and Islamic law designates currency as being only physical money and coins, the use of Bitcoin would most probably be limited to official government and bank settlements, which are allowed now in a digital capacity through SWIFT.

This leaves backing their domestic currency with a much different form of money, and following December's ruling by the Council on Sharia Finance regarding investment and ownership of gold, we could soon see Iran become the first nation in 46 years to back their currency with a precious metal to protect it from the effects of the dollar.

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“We’re seeing the emergence of a true Eurasian Golden Triangle with China, Russia and Iran as the three key points,” Engdahl underscores. 
“With the stated plan to route the Silk Road rail infrastructure to assist the mining of new gold for currency backing of the Eurasian member states, including now Iran with its significant own unexploited gold, the hyper-inflated, debt-bloated dollar system is gaining a formidable positive alternative, one committed to peace and development,” the researcher concludes. - Hang The Bankers
In the past year foreigners have been selling more dollar reserves than they have been buying, with Japan and China dumping nearly $1 trillion over the past 12 months.  And with all signals pointing towards the Euro collapsing once elections in France, Italy, and Holland take place, Iran is looking to be well prepared for the next monetary system to emerge, whether it be with gold, Bitcoin, or a combination of both.


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Apple's prophetic 1984 commercial comes to pass, only it is Apple's CEO Tim Cook who is Big Brother

In 1984, Superbowl commercials were just beginning to be superstars in their own right during the most watched television event of the year.  And one of the most widely remembered and widely acclaimed was Apple Computer's 1984 spot in which they used a prophetic vision of George Orwell's dystopian future to introduce the Macintosh PC.

But irony is a fickle mistress, and on Feb. 12, 2017 the same company that sought to introduce a world free of tyranny through personal computers and the soon to be internet 32 years ago are the ones now seeking to become Big Brother and censor free speech that doesn't fit their liberal corporate agenda.

And in a frighteningly Orwellian interview with The Telegraph, Cook explains calmly how to fix 'fake news'... 
“It has to be ingrained in the schools, it has to be ingrained in the public,” said Mr Cook. “There has to be a massive campaign. We have to think through every demographic. 
"We need the modern version of a public-service announcement campaign. It can be done quickly if there is a will.” 
"We are going through this period of time right here where unfortunately some of the people that are winning are the people that spend their time trying to get the most clicks, not tell the most truth,” he said. “It’s killing people’s minds in a way.” 
“All of us technology companies need to create some tools that help diminish the volume of fake news. 
"We must try to squeeze this without stepping on freedom of speech and of the press, but we must also help the reader. Too many of us are just in the complain category right now and haven’t figured out what to do.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook is not the only corporate magnate seeking to censor free speech that is in opposition to their agendas, as Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Twitter's Jack Dorsey, Google's Eric Schmidt, and even Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg have all invested money and technology towards silencing alternative news sources that have repeatedly pointed out the lies and propaganda of the oligarchical establishment.

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Alex Jones's motto for his ever growing media empire is "There is a war on for your mind!", and this has never been more accurate since Donald Trump won the election for President just three months ago.  And just like many dystopian books, movies, and stories that talk about a world run by corporations rather than governments, Apple's Tim Cook is now trying to lead us into that type of future, and follow the path that his company laid out in a commercial three decades ago.

Gold and Silver set to take off even as the undisputed King of Commodities forecasts worst economic problems of a lifetime

On Friday silver crossed back over $18 per ounce for the first time since November as the precious metal complex has been even stronger at the start of this year than it was 2016 following identical rate hikes in December by the Federal Reserve.  And now that gold has achieved a vastly important technical indicator by initiating the highly positive Golden Cross, prices for metals are fueled for takeoff at a time of vast uncertainty, and where Jim Rogers, the undisputed King of Commodity trading, is forecasting economic problems so dire that they will be the worst in our lifetime, and consequently people will perish.

...get prepared because we're going to have the worst economic problems we've had in your lifetime or my lifetime and when that happens a lot of people are going to disappear. 
In 2008 Bear Stearns disappeared, Bear Stearns had been around over 90 years. Lehman Brothers disappeared. Lehman Brothers had been around over 150 years. A long, long time, a long glorious history they’ve been through wars, depression, civil war they've been through everything and yet they disappear. 
So the next time around it's going to be worse than anything we've seen and a lot of institutions, people, companies even countries, certainly governments and maybe even countries are going to disappear. I hope you get very worried. 
When you start having bear markets as you I’m sure well know one bad thing happens and another bad thing happens and these things snowball just like in bull markets good news comes out then more good news comes out the next thing you know you're five or six or seven years into a bull market. 
Well bear markets do the same thing and so we have a lot of bad news on the horizon. I haven't even gotten to war. I haven't even gotten to trade war or anything like that but you know things do go wrong. - Microvoices via Zerohedge

The Empire strikes back: Neo-cons try try to undermine President Trump by pushing for Carbon Tax

While both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump to the office of the President were major blows for the Establishment, and the oligarchy that has held power over the West for almost 70 years, these power mongers did not go away despite the rising tide of populism that has changed the political field since 2016.

And in what a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Housing told Greg Hunter in an interview with USA Watchdog earlier this morning, the Empire is not only not down and out, but they are striking back from multiple angles to bog down Trump's plans to Make America Great Again.

So with this in mind it should come as no surprise when just last week, three old washed up neo-cons went to Washington to try to lobby one of President Trump's advisers on pushing through a Carbon Tax scheme, in an attempt to undermine the new Executive's agenda to Make America Great Again.

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A group of former Republican officials (including James A. Baker, Henry Paulson, George P. Shultz, Marty Feldstein and Greg Mankiw) are proposing a carbon tax starting the tax at $40 per ton, that would gradually increase. 
The proceeds of the tax would be distributed to every American.
The average family of four would receive $2,000 annually in dividends. As the tax rises, so would their dividends. Since everyone would receive the same amount of revenue from the tax regardless of their income level, the dividend would make a bigger difference for poorer families than for wealthier ones. 
It’s a win-win: Less carbon in the atmosphere and more equal distribution of income.
That it’s being proposed by Republicans doesn’t make the idea any less worthy. 
I’m aware that some on the left would rather use revenues from such a tax to invest in clean energy and other social causes rather than return the revenues directly to the public. That detail can be worked out. 
The idea is getting a hearing in the White House. And in these dreadful times, that’s good news indeed. - Bill Moyers
For those who don't know, carbon taxes are the end game goal of the elites to change the monetary system from a metals based foundation to one underwritten by energy.  It is the dream of a group of academics from back in the 1930's who called themselves the Technocratic Society, of which this idea was later co-opted by former professor and National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who saw the petro-dollar as the second step towards tying money to energy as the means of controlling the global population.

It is ironic that a group of former Republicans are behind this new scheme to tax the human race for simply living, working, and breathing, while trying to sell it through offering these same people the carrot of free money.  But in the end what Americans should really be focusing on is the fact that there are no such things as Republicans and Democrats in our government, but only the delineation between those who are part of the oligarchy, and those who are not.

Friday, February 10, 2017

European Commission rushing to eliminate the Euro before the rest of the EU nations do

In the wake of declining economic conditions, and the fact that there is now a race against the clock for the European Commission to lock into place its ultimate authority before the entire European Union breaks apart from a populist revolt, the EC is rushing out to enact an new Action Plan that would eliminate physical euros from use in commerce.

This plan is also being forged as the European Central Bank runs out of options after driving interest rates into negative territory, and after having bought so many corporate and sovereign bonds that there is little more Mario Draghi can do to keep Europe's economy together.

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In the shadow of Donald Trump’s spree of controversial actions, the European commission has quietly launched the next offensive in the war on cash. These unelected bureaucrats have boldly asserted their intention to crack down on paper transactions across the E.U. and solidify a trend that has been gaining momentum for years. 
The financial uncertainty amplified by Brexit has incentivized governments throughout Europe to seize further control over their banking systems. France and Spain have already criminalized cash transactions above a certain limit, but now the commission has unilaterally established new regulations that will affect the entire union. The fear of physical money flowing out of the trade bloc has manifested a draconian response from the State. 
The European Action Plan doesn’t mention a specific dollar amount for restrictions, but as expected, their reasoning for the move is to thwart money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Border checks between countries have already been bolstered to help implement these new standards on hard assets. Although these end goals are plausible, there are other clear motivations for governments to target paper money that aren’t as noble. - The Anti-Media
Many analysts, including one of the original architects of the Euro, have stated that the flawed currency is quickly perishing, and that nations within the EU are more than likely going to return to their own sovereign currencies.  However this would mean that the EC, and well as the ECB, would lose tremendous power, and as a result they are pushing hard to eliminate physical cash in order to enact a purely digital system through which they can dominate both nations and people by utterly controlling Europe's monetary system.

As we have seen so far in India's failed experiment to eliminate cash and attempt to bring the country's 1.3 billion people into a completely digital system, much of their economy has broken down, and the people have rebelled in a myriad of ways.  And with more and more Europeans waking up and recognizing that the EU experiment has been a hindrance to freedom, prosperity, and cultural sovereignty, the race is on to see who will succeed first... mass exits, or ultimate control over the continents money and banking systems.