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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Since the dollar left the gold standard in 1971, the U.S. has lost nearly 20% from the ranks of the middle class

The power to print money is the power to move wealth in whatever direction a bank, institution, or agency chooses.  By increasing a money supply, you move wealth upwards towards a small group of individuals that are financially and politically set to reap the benefits of asset price inflation.  And likewise, if you decrease that same supply of money, you tend to move wealth downward as asset prices sharply decline, and prices for products and services become beneficial to those who save money rather than invest in paper.
And as the Middle Class in America continues to decline in the shadow of the central bank’s unprecedented increase in the nation’s money supply, a new study from the Pew Institute parallels the fall of the middle class since the year 1971, and in particular, when President Nixon took the U.S. off the gold standard.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

The ghost of helicopter Ben goes to Finland

As is inevitable, when negative interest rates aren’t enough, the next phase of Keynesian madness is to simply give people money in the hopes they will spend it to boost an economy.  And while former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke intimated this program in a speech many years back, it is Finland, not the United States, that is first to bring about this hyper-monetary scheme.
On Dec. 6, Finnish financial authorities announced they are getting ready with a plan to transfer nearly $1000 per month to all citizens, while at the same time cutting off older welfare benefit models.  This equitous plan of providing an equal amount to everyone in the country, no matter how rich or poor they are, is a final stage of desperation that will likely create the inflation Finnish administrators want, but at the cost of higher prices in the general economy, thus negating the effects of the free monthly subsidy.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Forecast for holiday retail sales down as American’s spending most of their money on rent and Obamacare

We have already seen 3rd quarter retail numbers crash on Wall Street as companies like Macy’s, Fossil, and Nordstrom’s came in with double digit revenue declines, leading many analysts to forecast a bad holiday retail season leading up to Christmas and the end of the year.  But the reality is that the consumer is spending much less on things like apparel and other discretionary items because they are being bogged down with much higher costs in both rents and healthcare.
The Fed loves to discount inflationary numbers that are tied to consumers and the general economy, and instead prop up deflation within the sphere of Wall Street assets and commodities.  And if the real rate of inflation was correctly reported for the entire economy, it would not be languishing at the 2% number the Fed is using to justify their monetary policies, but along the lines of 8-10% per month in vital areas such as food, education, healthcare, and housing.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Got Karatbars? Presidential candidate Ted Cruz calls for return to gold standard as global gold demand rises 8% in 3rd quarter

There are two things people are programmed to believe when it comes to gold, money, and the fixed price of the precious metal.  First, that the London/Comex paper price has any real correlation to the value of gold, and second, that a return to the gold standard would not be feasible in today's fiat based global financial system.

But these two false premises that are often pushed by the mainstream media have one primary purpose... to protect the dollar and America's hegemony over the global reserve currency.

The fact of the matter is, a gold standard could easily work in the 21st century, and in fact, is being promoted by one of the Republican candidates vying for a chance to become the next President of the United States in 2016.
Because Ted Cruz could become the Republican nominee and potentially president, we must take seriously his repeated calls to return the United States to the gold standard. 
His agenda has struggled for traction in recent years—a plan to raise $10 million for a super-PAC last year fizzled, and same-sex marriage is now the law of the land. So he was gratified to hear Cruz, during a Republican presidential debate, advocate "sound money and monetary stability, ideally tied to gold." 
Cruz's answer was spectacular, courageous, and really important in moving the debate forward," Fieler said in an interview this week. "And we need to get that same kind of substantive response from other candidates in the field." - Bloomberg

The primary reasons why both mainstream Keynesian economists and the controlled media despise a gold standard is because for thousands of years, the monetary metal has been the one true check that has kept corrupt agencies such as central banks and governments from destroying currencies, and siphoning wealth from the hands of the people into their own.  During the boom years of the 1800's, gold was the standard that built a nation, while at the same time keeping prices in check as inflation remained relatively stable for most of the century.


As you can see from the chart, it was only after President Nixon removed the U.S. from the gold standard in the early 1970's that price inflation skyrocketed, and led to the Federal Reserve beginning policies that increased the money supply to historic levels since there was no longer a counter balance (gold) to keep mankind's greed in check.

But Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is not the only person or group that is calling for a return to the gold standard, and it is very likely that what eventually comes out of China and the BRICS coalition will be a gold backed form of money and trade note in the very near future.  In fact, outside of the West, where populations in the U.S. and Europe have been programmed to believe gold is little more than a 'barbarous relic', demand for gold rose 8% in the 3rd quarter of 2015 alone, and is expected to increase even more in the 4th quarter according to the World Gold Council.

So if the West is purposefully manipulating the price of gold to protect a fiat currency system that has utterly destroyed price stability and wealth at the same time the East is accumulating gold at a record pace in order to bring about a new gold standard for money, how can you as an individual protect yourself by backing your dollars, euros, and other paper currencies in the one asset that is set to make a comeback in the global monetary system?

The solution may be in 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, September 24, 2015

Thanks to global inflation and stagnant wages, more people in poverty despite rise in standards

As a former Treasury Secretary to Richard Nixon once said to the rest of the world after the dollar was removed from the gold standard, “The dollar is our currency, but it is your problem.”  And in the years following the dollar morphing into a purely fiat form of money, the world has experienced this omen in great measure as the U.S. has exported its inflation to other locations as it expanded the money supply to astronomical levels.
And it is because of this inflation factor, coupled with a global wage stagnation that facilitated a decline in purchasing power, that has helped create more poverty around the world, despite the fact that the World Bank just raised the bar on what it considers poverty wages.  On Sept. 24, the World Bank modeled a new raising of the bar from $1.25 earned per day to $1.90, which would increase the categorized number of poor people around the world by hundreds of millions.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Fed leaves interest rates the same signalling economy is not in a good state

Fed Day has finally arrived, and just as many here in the alternative media believed, the central bank did nothing.  However, even more than simply keeping interest rates at zero for the foreseeable future, comments by Fed Chairman Janet Yellen signaled that not only is the economy not in as good a state as they have been parroting for the past year, but global downturns have even brought up the conversation for the central bank to take rates negative to try to stimulate inflation.
The results of no hike in interest rates brought a drop in the dollar, a rise in gold, and a steady move up for equities.  But the uncertain move that has yet to be seen will come over the next few days in Europe and in Asia, as their currencies will all rise and require necessary adjustments in the midst of an ongoing currency war to beat each other to the bottom.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

As the Fed weighs the merits of raising interest rates, poverty in America now at record levels

With a former tech giant announcing yesterday that they are laying off another 30,000 skilled workers, the writing is on the wall for just how much the economy has really recovered since 2008 under the great Fed experiment.  And while the central bank sits right now in a closed door meeting one day before they are to announce their most important policy direction in over five years, the fact of the matter is that whether they do or don’t raise rates will be a meaningless gesture to the over 46 million Americans who have not seen a drop of the vast trillions which have been poured into the economy over the past seven years, and who are a part of a record number of Americans living in poverty.
In addition to new poverty numbers released today by the Census Bureau, the median income for American households has also fallen back to levels not seen since 1989, when interest rates back then were above 10%, and the ability to afford a home and education were much more easily accessible.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

The last weekend before the Fed makes their most important decision of the last five years

It is now less than six days before the Fed will announce perhaps its most important decision of the last five years… whether to raise interest rates or keep rates where they are.  And while analysts have been making predictions on this potentially game changing event, very few actually know what the results will be because whichever choice is made will have detrimental consequences for the economy.
What has really been the catalyst for the divergence in the Fed simply jawboning that they will raise rates for nearly a year is the fact that nearly all economic data points have been either manipulated or reported as outright lies which have skewed the belief that the economy is in recovery and strong enough to stand on its own if interest rates began to rise.  And for all the propaganda behind consumer spending, unemployment, gdp, and corporate earnings being ‘very good’ as the wombats on CNBC promote each and every day, the U.S. central bank has to know the truth behind all of these ponzi schemes and it makes acting in accordance to their own rhetoric very difficult when the reality of the data is both in opposition to their words, and in some cases even worse than before 2008.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

The economy is so great that the common man can’t afford to live in his own city anymore

As the stock market today continues to show breakdowns all across Wall Street, Main Street has been in a continuous decline since the Credit Crash of 2008.  And although the fake unemployment numbers that are reported by the government are painted to be around 5.3%, the sad reality in this new waiter vs. manufacturing ‘recovery’ is that thanks to inflated prices in the housing and rental markets, the average American can no longer afford to live in even the most inexpensive of cities.
Low-income workers and their families do not earn enough to live in even the least expensive metropolitan American communities, according to a new analysis of families’ living costs published Wednesday.
The analysis, released by the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute, is an annual update of the think tank’s Family Budget Calculator that reflects new 2014 data. The Family Budget Calculator is a formula designed to determine the income “required for families to attain a secure yet modest standard of living” in 618 different communities across the country that the U.S. Census Bureau defines as metropolitan areas. The formula uses data collected by the government and some nonprofit groups to measure costs of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, “other necessities” like clothing, and taxes for families of 10 different compositions in these specific locales. - Huffington Post



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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Eight years later, the Housing bubble morphs into Rent bubble

Prior to the bursting of the artificially created Housing bubble in 2007, home prices had skyrocketed due to cheap money, low interest rates, and government policies that mandated banks lend to people who couldn’t afford it.  And with many families remaining cautious or unable to purchase a home after millions of Americans had lost theirs during the run of foreclosures following 2008, renting in the U.S. has never been higher since the 1960’s.
But with so much property once again being overpriced thanks to the Fed’s saturation of money coupled with historically low interest rates, the rise of a new bubble has taken shape, only this time it is not in regards to home ownership, but instead it is in the cost of rents.
Welcome to the new rent bubble, and the re-emergence of the Rentier Class.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It's time to move your dollars into Karatbars gold as China now on price fix committee

An extraordinary event took place on June 16, as for the first time in the London Gold Fix's history an Asian agency was invited to sit on the committee to determine the daily price for the precious metal.  This comes as China has already emerged as the world's largest physical gold market through their Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) market.

In addition to this news, the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of one of the world's 'too big to fail' banks, Saxobank, penned an article on Bloomberg citing that gold will be the best performing asset through the rest of the this year, expecting the metal to reach $1425.

"China's move towards the taking over of financial institutions in the West is accelerating at a time when America's primary financial allies in Europe are spiraling into crisis. Just yesterday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) began the process of seeing whether China's Yuan currency was stable and supportive enough to be part of the bank's Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket of currencies, and on June 16, the Far Eastern economic power received the unprecedented invitation to become part of the London gold price fix. - Examiner"


Chart courtesy of Saxobank

So with the bond markets pointing towards escalating inflation, and the price and value of gold expected to soar in the coming months when analysts are calling for a potential economic and market collapse, what is the solution for you to not only protect your wealth, but ride the wave of solidity into the next financial system?

The answer lies in 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, you can have the power to move your money into a free e-wallet 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 Karatbards, 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.

How to make money in both the Dual and Uni-level systems of Karatbars




How to make a six figure income using Karatbars in just 7 weeks.



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 Finance Examiner at [email protected], or create your own account free account with Karatbars as either a customer, or an affiliate (business builder), by clicking the link below, and filling out the one page document.


https://www.karatbars.com/signup.php?s=argonath

Friday, November 15, 2013

It’s official: Quantitative Easing is a failure

In late 2008, and a little ways past the start of the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve decided to introduce a new form of money printing known as Quantitative Easing.  In this new scheme to increase liquidity and attempt to stimulate the economy, the Fed began buying toxic assets from banks , while at the same time, allowing financial institutions to borrow money at near zero interest.  This combination was expected to ease the consequences of the 2007-2008 credit crisis, and to allow for banks to begin capital investments to both corporations and small businesses.

However, in the four years that this program has been operational, and with the central bank trying four different QE models, the results of their efforts are in, and their effects on the economy have proven to be an utter failure.



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Friday, September 13, 2013

20% of ALL AMERICANS Are Having TROUBLE GETTING FOOD & BASIC NECESSITIES

With recent SNAP figures showing that over 100 million, or nearly 1/3 of all Americans, receive some form of food stamp assistance, it is very difficult to believe economic analysts who say that our financial system is in recovery, and getting better for everyone.  Yet even with all the billions of dollars in government assistance to help the public, a new poll out on Sept. 12 shows that 20% of the population is experiencing trouble getting food and basic necessities to survive on.



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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Inflation: Nearly half of Americans make less today than in 1968

If you were to dollar cost average the wages Americans earned from 1968 to the present, adjusting for inflation and the Federal Reserve's devaluation of the dollar in that time, you would find that nearly 40% of all Americans who earn a minimum wage or less in 2013, earn much less than someone who made a minimum wage income 45 years ago.



Back in 1968, the minimum wage in the United States was $1.60 an hour.  That sounds very small, but after you account for inflation a very different picture emerges.  Using the inflation calculator that the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides, $1.60 in 1968 is equivalent to $10.74 today. 

And of course the official government inflation numbers have been heavily manipulated to make inflation look much lower than it actually is, so the number for today should actually be substantially higher than $10.74, but for purposes of this article we will use $10.74.  If you were to work a full-time job at $10.74 an hour for a full year (with two weeks off for vacation), you would make about $21,480 for the year. 

That isn't a lot of money, but according to the Social Security Administration, 40.28% of all workers make less than $20,000 a year in America today. - Economic Collapse Blog

So if you wondered why 4 out of 5 Americans now live in poverty, are jobless, or receive some form of welfare assistance, all you have to do is look at the Federal Reserve and Federal government, and realize that all problems in our economic lives lay at the feet of these two entities.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Economic nuclear bomb: Germany calls for a return of its gold from the Federal Reserve

It is one thing to force inflation and taxation on your own people, as the Federal government and Federal Reserve are doing to the American people in increasing frequency, but it is another to try to export inflation to another country.  In reponse to a new recession, and a growing disbelief in the value of the dollar, public outcry in Germany has reached the point where President Merkel is now calling for the Federal Reserve to return their gold holdings, and repatriate them to the Fatherland.


The result of these actions of course will cause economic markets to react as if hit by a nuclear bomb.  Waning confidence in the dollar as the reserve currency will only increase the tensions between American economic domination and a growing global economy desiring to move away from devalued fiat.  But even more to the point, the long standing rumors that the gold stored in the basement of the NY Fed building, along with any measure of belief in Fort Knox gold holdings, will answer the vital question, and determine if gold prices are to remain stable, or shoot up to stratospheric levels.

Does the Fed actually have the gold reserves of Germany, or will deliveries be simply gold plated tungston?



The primary reason why the Federal Reserve was holding Germany's, and other nations physical gold was due to the 1940's - 90's fear over Soviet expansion, and a stalemated cold war.  Now that Germany is capable of defending its own, and the Soviet Union has evolved into an economic Russian Federation, the need to pay the Fed to store their sovereign gold reserves is no longer necessary.

Last year, Venezuela became the first to call for a repatriation of their gold from New York, and now Germany is the second.  Depending upon the response of this demand for repatriation, and the results of the physical testing of the metal once it is returned, the potential for a rush on the gold being held in the U.S. for other countries may quickly lead into a worldwide frenzy, and a rise in gold prices to multiples of what the price is today.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Manipulated inflation rates by government leading to lower COLA on Social Security for 2013

With the Federal Reserve and Federal government blatently manipulating the true rate of inflation in the economy, the results for 2013 are going to be a 1 or 2% COLA increase for Social Security recipients next year.





Charts courtesy of Shadowstats

Social Security recipients shouldn't expect a big increase in monthly benefits come January.

Preliminary figures show the annual benefit boost will be between 1 percent and 2 percent, which would be among the lowest since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. Monthly benefits for retired workers now average $1,237, meaning the typical retiree can expect a raise of between $12 and $24 a month.

The size of the increase will be made official Tuesday, when the government releases inflation figures for September. The announcement is unlikely to please a big block of voters _ 56 million people get
benefits _ just three weeks before elections for president and Congress. - Associated Press via Breitbart

According to John Williams and Shadowstats, true inflation for 2012 is between 5 and 9%, dependent upon which model (1980 or 1990) one chooses to reference.  The government has manipulated real price inflation for more than two decades to ensure COLA increases are not in line with real inflation, to both save 10's of billion of dollars in benefit payouts, and to hide the fact that their deficit spending is causing massive inflation on essentials people need like food, energy, and rents.

Going into the 2012 election, the current administration doesn't want you to see the 30-80 rise in food prices over the past four years, and are making sure their media propagandists lie to you on what the real inflation rate is in the economy.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bernanke and Fed launch QE4evr

On Sept. 13, the markets waited with baited breath for Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to usher in the Fed's response to save what little is left of the American economy.  In his announcement, Bernanke did not fail, as the central bank has chosen the path of eradicating all traces of a once great nation and empire.



  • *FED TO KEEP POLICY STIMULATIVE FOR `CONSIDERABLE TIME'


  • *FED WILL ADD TO PURCHASES IF LABOR MARKET DOESN'T IMPROVE


  • *FED DOES NOT SAY WHEN MBS PURCHASE PROGRAM TO END


  • *FED TO BUY $40B MBS MONTHLY, CONTINUE `OPERATION TWIST'


  • *FED TO BUY MBS, EXTENDS ZERO-RATE POLICY INTO 2015 - Zerohedge



  • Chart courtesy of Zerohedge

    What this means in laymans terms is not the introduction of QE3, but instead the implementation of QE4evr.

    Operation Twist never really ended for the Federal Reserve, which was the purchasing of $45 billion in MBS per month.  Now, the central bank will be buying an additional $40 billion, which equates to $1 trillion per year, and do so until unemployment falls to levels mandated by the Fed Charter (around 6%).

    Since the U.S. does not have an industrial and manufacturing base anymore, and buying mortgage bonds (MBS) when people can't afford to buy new or used homes on the market, means that there is only one truism that will result in the Fed's actions today.

    Inflation.  Lots of inflation.  Inflation forever.

    Friday, April 20, 2012

    As oil prices drop, don't expect gas prices to fall as inflation rules over supply and demand

    There is an interesting dichotomy in the energy retail markets as oil prices have fallen since their highs in March, but gasoline prices in both Europe and the US have stayed the same, or increased.  Fundamentally, it's no longer a question of supply and demand as the talking head pundits keep telling us, but rather, it is the result of inflation that is finally rearing its head to consumers, contrary to Bernanke's bloviating.

    Wholesale gasoline futures are down around 8% from their late March peak. This follows the late February peak in WTI crude prices. Joseph Brusuelas of Bloomberg's Economics Brief today asks whether this signals a peak in retail gas prices - which are up around 20% this year. In a very similar seasonal and monetary cycle manner to last year, energy prices are rolling over but will retail follow again this time as it did before. For sure this would provide direct releif to households, as Brusuelas notes, that have seen average hourly earnings decline for 13 consecutive months. The typical lag is 2-4 weeks before wholesale improvements start showing up in retail prices and while we wait with baited breath for that spending relief, we note that at the same time, the average price of gasoline in Europe just broke back above $10 per gallon (equivalent) to its highest in almost a year showing no signs of retracing at all. -  Zerohedge




    Charts courtesy of Bloomberg

    And with the summer driving season just around the corner, the staycation may be the place to hang out for people looking to relieve their stresses, and not add to it each time they go to fill their tanks.

    Friday, April 13, 2012

    Food prices continue to be manipulated in speculative and criminal ways

    Even as the talking head known as the Bernank continues to lie through his teeth about inflation and rising prices, a solid interview was done on April 13th by The Real News.  Inevitably, you will find that mass speculation and criminal control over food and energy are being paid for by you and other citizens at the market.





    Even as commodity brokers keep telling you that commodities are bad investments, they are using the lower prices to buy up all physical assets they can, and making you pay with lower competition and higher prices.

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    Americans to feel the real angst of inflation with rising alcohol prices

    Oil and gasoline inflation?  Food inflation?  Try rising inflation for alcohol.

    As in the Great Depression and Prohibition, the desire to consume alcohol transcends many ethical and physical needs in the lives of many Americans.  This is why the rising cost to buy beer, liquor, and wine may have a much larger consequence over time than rising prices in food, which the government is more than happy to subsidize.

    But if there is one thing that is sure to kindle the revolutionary spirits it is the soaring price of booze. As it just so happens, ships are parked in the Boston harbor with crates of Grey Goose prepped for tossage overboard as we speak. As the following chart of alcoholic beverage inflation indicates, courtesy of John Lohman, January saw the biggest month over month spike in booze inflation in 20 years. In other words, about 90% of all traders alive today have never seen a bigger jump in liquor inflation in their lives. - Zerohedge



    So drink up America!  Or better yet, go invest in that beer making device or personal still since the price of food commodities are at the moment cheaper than the finished products.