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?

Sunday, August 14, 2016

India to start tracking cash purchases of gold by its citizens

India's central government is implementing a new policy to deter citizens from purchasing gold using cash.

Under the guise of stopping 'black market' gold purchasing, jewelers are now being required to document cash purchases of gold by anyone, and not to allow annual purchases using cash of over Rs 2 lakh, which is around $3000 U.S. dollars.

Every gold purchase+ made through cash will now have to be tracked by jewellers, irrespective of the bill size, as part of the central government's drive against black money. 
Jewellers are to keep track of the total cash purchase+ made by a customer's during the year, to check if it exceeds the threshold limit of Rs 2 lakh. What's more, the income tax department will keep a close tab on each jeweller to see if any such purchase is going unreported. 
According to current rules, a jewellery buyer will have to produce PAN card+ only when the purchase is over Rs 2 lakh+ . But PAN card is not mandatory for purchases below Rs 2 lakh. "This has led to scopes for a section of people who keep purchase below Rs 2 lakh to avoid any surveillance. Instead of buying gold in bulk, they go for repeated cash purchases and much of it gets unnoticed," said Priyabrata Pramanik, additional director (Income Tax, intelligence and criminal investigation). Such incidents of evading regulatory radar has prompted the central government to ask jewellers to be more proactive. - Times of India
India has been using capital controls such as these to put pressure on its people to deter gold buying in lieu of alternative consumer spending using the Rupee currency.  This of course has led to a massive black market smuggling operation to try to bring more gold into the country.

Gold is the enemy to fiat currencies and the current global financial system which has allowed governments to expand monetary supplies far beyond fiscally responsible levels.  And the biggest fear to central banks today is that people will suddenly awaken to their schemes of quantitative easing and negative interest rates, and decide to rush headlong into the metal causing a financial collapse that would not only destroy most global currencies, but also bring down governments that rely upon infinite money printing to protect their establishment, and keep themselves in power.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Got gold? German bank to issue a .04% charge to depositor accounts starting in September

Beginning in September, the first German bank, Raiffeisen Gmund am Tegernsee, will start charging some deposit holders a fee of .04% for monies they hold in accounts within their institution.

Back in June both the European Central Bank (ECB), and shortly after the German Bund, went into negative interest rates, meaning buyers of securities within these two entities would end up receiving less money when their securities reaches maturity.

And as negative interest rates continue to implode the European and Japanese bond markets to the tune of over $14 trillion, banks are now starting the process to charge their own retail customers for holding their money in these banks.

Earlier this week, Raiffeisen Gmund am Tegernsee, a German cooperative savings bank in the Bavarian village of Gmund am Tegernsee, with a population 5,767, finally gave in to the ECB's monetary repression, and announced it’ll start charging retail customers to hold their cash. 
Starting September, for savings in excess of €100,000 euros, the community’s Raiffeisen bank will charge a 0.4% rate. That represents the first direct pass through of the current level of the ECB’s negative deposit rate on to retail depositors. 
“With our business clients there’s been a negative rate for quite some time, so why should it be any different for private individuals with big balances?,” Josef Paul, a board member of the bank, told Bloomberg by phone on Thursday. 
The good news is that “as it looks today, charges on deposits won’t be extended to customers with lower amounts” than 100,000 euros. However, that may (and likely will) change at any moment. - Zerohedge
With nary a paper investment available to provide investors and savers a return, or even protection for their money, the only alternative remaining to keep from losing everything to central bank and government policies is to move wealth into physical gold and silver.

Citizens in Germany seek to make them the next Western state to legalize pot

Thousands rallied in Berlin on Aug. 13 to call for the legalization of Pot and the decriminalization of the drug in both medical and recreational use.

Citizens in Germany are part of the growing number of Western peoples seeking to put an end to laws that make the growing and using of marijuana (cannabis) a crime.
Some 4,000 supporters of marijuana legalization in Germany rolled through central Berlin. Demonstrators called on the government to allow marijuana for a broader medical use and stop prosecution for its possession. 
According to police figures, some 4,000 people took part in Saturday’s rally with no incidents or arrests reported. The crowds initially gathered at the central railway station before moving to the federal Health Ministry and then to the iconic Alexanderplatz. 
“The marijuana parade is the largest demonstration for the legalization of Cannabis as commodity, medicine, and natural stimulant in Germany,” the organizers wrote on their website. The latest march was staged under the slogan “Legalization is in the air” and was the 20th in a row after the movement was established in Berlin in 1997. 
People carried banners saying, “My brain belongs to me,” and “Cannabis is my medicine.” 
The spokesperson for the parade, Steffen Geyer, said in front of the gathering that the ban on the drug is leading to more problems and therefore requires a law legalizing it. “Legal cannabis would cause less harm if compared to the ban on it existing for 45 years,” Geyer stated. - Russia Today
The global 'War on Drugs' has been a complete waste of money, resources, and lives, and is only still being propagated by big Pharmaceutical companies that make billions from selling synthetic alternatives to marijuana for ailments such as pain, inflamation, digestive problems, and even cataracts.

In fact, studies recently out of Colorado show that revenues of pain drugs such as vicodin and oxycontin have fallen off a cliff once pot was legalized and began to replace the 'legal drugs' in consumer purchases.


There are now too many studies to mention that validate the benefits of cannabis and the fact that they are much less addictive than synthetic 'legal drugs' made by Big Pharma companies.  And while European countries like Holland have long proven that pot use does not lead to societal epidemics of crime and drug addiction as portrayed in government propaganda announcements and commercials, it is only in the last four years that the cultural stigma of marijuana decriminalization is finally beginning to surface and enter into the mainstream.

Pentagon makes Pokemon a No-Go

Perhaps the fears that Pokemon Go's use of Google maps to surveil players and where they travel is not too far fetched because a memo released from July 19 shows that the Pentagon has ordered its employees to desist from downloading the APP to their phones out of fear that the game could be used by foreign intelligence services to spy on them.


An anonymous source within the Pentagon released the contents of the memo to the Washington Post, which declared that the game "poses a potential a security risk to secure and sensitive facilities.”

The U.S. government just threw another log on the fire, adding to the blaze of paranoia it’s been generating around the nation’s newest threat — foreign cyber attacks. In a memo sent out July 19, Pentagon employees were told to keep Pokemon Go off their phones to prevent spying by foreign countries. 
According the The Washington Times, an anonymous source told Inside the Ring the memorandum “warned all officials and defense contractors that playing Pokemon Go, the hugely popular Japanese video game, poses a potential a security risk to secure and sensitive facilities.” 
The hugely popular augmented reality game, an app downloaded and played on smartphones, took the world by storm in the beginning of July as millions scrambled to capture little digital creatures within days of its launch. According to the Pentagon’s source, security concerns quickly arose: 
“Pokemon Go uses the Global Positioning System satellite network for maps of areas around the handheld mobile devices that utilize the application. Pentagon security officials are concerned the data obtained playing the game could provide pinpoint accuracy on the locations of rooms and other sensitive facilities where secrets are stored. The game also could provide personal data on Pentagon officials with access to secrets, information that could be used in cyber attacks or spying recruitment attempts. Pokemon Go employs Google Maps to place users within a real-world city location and then shows a figure of the game player on the map.” - Anti-media.org
For the United States, spying is not allowed unless it is THEM doing the surveillance on others.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Demand for gold hits a new record in the first half of 2016 even as supply and reserves are declining

On Aug. 11, the World Gold Council announced that demand for the precious metal hit a new record for the first half of 2016, with investment surpassing jewelry as the key factor for this move.

In addition, demand for gold is being weighed against an increasing decline in supplies as last year a Goldman Sachs analyst predicted that there is only about 20 years worth of mineable gold left available.

Investors' rabid appetite for gold is showing no signs of abating, as figures from the World Gold Council show record investment in the first half of 2016.
The trend for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to pile in to the precious metal, a classic safe haven amid uncertainty in the global economy and the search for yield, sent the price of gold soaring by 25 percent in the first half of the year, the biggest price rise since 1980. For the first time ever, investment, rather than jewelry, was the largest component of gold demand for two consecutive quarters. 
Demand by investors set a record of 1,064 tons during the first six months of 2016. For comparison, this was 16 percent higher than in the first half of 2009, when the financial crisis raged. - CNBC

Wonder why the U.S. is in a societal and political upheaval? It's the economy stupid!

Economic conditions are funny things, as they can engender demands for change when teetered on both ends of the pendulum.

When jobs are plentiful, wages are high, and the economy is good, rebellion against the norm is usually centered around a few ideologues who's own traumatic past causes them to try to seek to impose changes on the nation that aren't really necessary.  And they can attract affluent benefactors to their causes who may feel guilt from their own good fortunes.

A great example of this is the creation of 'Earth Day', where a small group of individuals established a cause which over the course of time has forced people and businesses to change their lifestyles, and at the loss of economic and monetary wealth.

Radical environmentalism is the last crusade modern youth can dedicate themselves to absolutely and ferociously. All talk of tolerance, nuance, empathy, and shades of grey goes out the window, replaced by a Manichean struggle of good versus evil, angels versus devils, the wise and concerned against the blind and selfish. That kind of moral certainty is exhilarating. People who have been raised not to seek it in most other areas of their lives desperately need a hit. 
Climate change mythology has crowded out most of the environmentalist concerns from previous generations, in part because industrial technology has done such an amazing job of addressing them. There’s always room for improvement, and there are some other environmental issues pop up on the radar screen from time to time, but it’s remarkable how much Green energy (of the political variety) has been pumped into the climate change movement. It gives people an easy way to assume intellectual superiority with virtually zero effort. It’s the eternal crusade, the insoluble problem, the hypothesis that can never be falsified, so it provides sustainable fuel for countless rallies and political power grabs. - Breitbart
Yet on the other end of the economic pendulum the responses are much more open, and much more violent.  As wealth inequality and the potential of making less than our parents did becomes the norm for much of the Western world, the activism that emerges from this side of the economic scale becomes much more vocal and much more public.

And whether we are talking about Occupy Wall Street, the rise of radical right-wing political parties in country's such as Greece, Italy, and France, or anti-establishment candidates such as Ron Paul and Donald Trump, these movements are intrinsically tied to ones economic state, and the real potential for individuals to move beyond their current situation.

Most people growing up in advanced economies since World War II have been able to assume they will be better off than their parents. For much of the time, that assumption has proved correct: except for a brief hiatus in the 1970s, buoyant global economic and employment growth over the past 70 years saw all households experience rising incomes, both before and after taxes and transfers. As recently as between 1993 and 2005, all but 2 percent of households in 25 advanced economies saw real incomes rise. 
Yet this overwhelmingly positive income trend has ended. A new McKinsey Global Institute report, Poorer than their parents? Flat or falling incomes in advanced economies, finds that between 2005 and 2014, real incomes in those same advanced economies were flat or fell for 65 to 70 percent of households, or more than 540 million people (exhibit). And while government transfers and lower tax rates mitigated some of the impact, up to a quarter of all households still saw disposable income stall or fall in that decade. - McKinsey
The goal is to find that happy medium where the majority of a nation's people are economically content, but not too affluent where they lose their drive and ambition to move beyond a certain economic status.  America had this in the 1950's and early 60's, but lost it in the search for materialism during the 80's and 90's.

Now however, the belief that one cannot succeed if they work hard, get an education, and play fairly is growing in every increasing measures, and this is one of the most important factors as to why the West is seeking radical change, and why some form of change has to inevitably come.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Gold has never been cheaper in relation to the dollar in the history of the U.S.

When you measure gold versus any currency the thing you must always do is compare it to purchasing power rather than the 'price'.  For example, the price of gold in relation to the Euro and Yen is currently right near their all-time highs but the price in relation to the dollar is still 35% below that level.

Additionally, and since we live in an era where all currencies are fiat and backed by nothing, one must expand upon this 'purchasing power' balance scale and look at the price in relation to different periods of the currency.  This is because over time the currency will intrinsically become devalued, and you can find a relationship between the price from say 70-100 years ago, and the price relation today.

On Aug. 9 Bill Holter discovered a chart that compared the price of gold in dollars through a historic outlay that goes back to 1913 when the Federal Reserve was founded, and when a central bank began controlling the nation's money.  And what you see in that chart is astounding as the devaluation of the dollar, and increase to the money supply has become so great, that gold in dollars are now cheaper than at anytime in America's history.

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Let’s start by deconstructing this down to what it really means. First, I must confess I do not know whether this chart is comparing the “priced” amount of U.S. gold to the monetary base or rather the price of gold to the monetary base (because the axis is not labeled). Either way, this chart tells us something VERY important! 
The price of gold relative to the monetary base has never been lower than it is right now other than the at the end of last year. 
Looking at the chart, you can clearly see the “markup” of gold in 1933 from $20.67 to $35. You can also see the run from $35 to $850 during the 1970’s and peaking in 1980. 
You can also see the turn in 2000-2001 when gold traded down to $256 per ounce. These were very important generational turns but we can glean something even more important from this chart. In relation to the monetary base, you can now purchase gold below $20.67, below $35 and below $256 when adjusted for the monetary base outstanding! The monetary base has grown and grown for 100 years, it has exploded in the last 8 years. - Silver Doctors

Is there a new Clinton hit list? Wikileaks offers $20K reward for dead DNC staffer who may have blown the whistle

When Bill Clinton was both Governor and President of the United States, dozens of close confidants died mysteriously when it would eventually emerge that many of them were planning to spill the beans on the first family's corruption and criminal activity.


And now that Hillary Clinton has secured the nomination for President from the Democratic Party, the same trend is suddenly emerging as the need to keep her own criminal activities hidden has become job one.


One of these recent and mysterious deaths however may come back to haunt Hillary as on Aug. 9, the head of Wikileaks is intimating that DNC staffer Seth Rich might have been the whistleblower who provided the emails in the DNC convention scandal, and is offering a $20,000 reward for anyone who finds information in this murder.
The mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of 27-year-old Democratic-staffer Seth Rich (shot multiple times, and not robbed, at 420am near his home in Washington D.C., where no homicides have been reported within 1500 feet) have stirred Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to offer a $20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction. 
But it is Assange's comments during a Dutch TV interview that are most disturbing as he hinted that Rich - who was in charge of DNC voter expansion data - was the email-leaker and his death was a politically-motivated assassination. - Zerohedge

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

London to open new LMEprecious ETF to sell paper gold futures contracts to customers (suckers)

As the new Gold Bull market continues to grab ever larger portions of both individual and fund investment monies, Wall Street and the City of London are rushing in with new products to try to ensure they can direct these investments into their paper ponzi schemes, rather than into actual physical gold bullion.



And on Aug. 9, the World Gold Council announced that the London Metals Exchange (LME), along with many Western banks such as J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs, are creating a new paper gold futures market called LMEprecious which will introduce a suite of exchange-traded and centrally-cleared precious metals products for clients (err suckers) to put their money into.
The World Gold Council and the London Metal Exchange (LME), together with Goldman Sachs, ICBC Standard Bank, Morgan Stanley, Natixis, OSTC and Societe Generale, today announce their intention to introduce a suite of exchange-traded and centrally-cleared precious metals products. 
Today’s announcement follows an extended process of engagement with major market participants and users, and the LMEprecious service has been designed based on extensive consultation with core market players. Advanced discussions are taking place with a number of other leading institutions that have indicated their strong support for this initiative. 
Aram Shishmanian, the Chief Executive of the World Gold Council, said: “This is another important step in the modernisation of the gold market. It will strengthen London’s position in the global gold market, enabling it to meet the needs of all participants, attract new players and satisfy the highest standards of regulatory compliance. 
”We are proud to have been the catalyst for this process, defining the new trading capabilities and driving market engagement. We are confident that the new offering will be successfully implemented and supported by the market.” 
LMEprecious will comprise spot, daily and monthly futures, options and calendar spread contracts for gold and silver. Future developments will include platinum and palladium contracts.  All trading will be centrally cleared on LME Clear, the LME’s cutting-edge, real-time clearing house, and leverage the London market’s existing delivery infrastructure. The new product suite will complement the bilateral over-the-counter (OTC) market, offering market participants similar levels of execution flexibility, including the ability to bring bilaterally negotiated (phone-based) trades into clearing. Market participants will also benefit from tight on-exchange price discovery and a product model designed to maximise capital efficiencies. - World Gold Council
The City of London has controlled gold prices for over 100 years through their daily 'Gold Fix'.  And as the creation of China's Shanghai Gold Exchange physical gold mechanism threatens the authority of the UK to continue in this capacity, the banks are working overtime to try to keep their lock on precious metal pricing, and by directing investors into their schemes of paper etf's it appears to be a last desperate act to hold onto this power.

But all every gold and other precious metal owner needs to remember... if you don't hold it, you don't own it.

Millennials force University of Wisconsin to take down historic paintings because it affects their 'safe space'

During the start of the Renaissance in the the city state of Florence, the wealthy banking family known as the Medici's patroned many fine and historic works of art that in part helped lead Europe completely out of the Dark Ages and into their greatest era of growth in 1000 years.  But as a side consequence of their willingness to fund and support radical thinkers and artists, many in the Roman church felt threatened and sought to end the power of the Midici's in their intolerance.

One such radical religious zealot was a man by the name of Girolamo Savonarola, who preached against anything that did not follow church doctrine, and behind the scenes brewed hatred and intolerance into the minds of the poor and fearful.  And in the end, Savonarola was successful in burning and destroying many priceless works of art when the last of Medici power ended in Florence.

Fast forward to 2016...

Colleges and Universities were originally built to be the bastion of open learning, and even questioning the status quo to find new opportunities for progress.  But today they have become like the Medici family, and are under attack by a whole generation of radical and intolerant bigots who despise and hate anything that doesn't fit into their narrow beliefs.

That generation is the millennials.

The University of Wisconsin-Stout has decided to take down historical paintings that show interactions between white settlers and First Nations people because of their potentially “harmful” effects on students and viewers. The move was sparked by complaints from a diversity group. 
One of the paintings shows French fur traders canoeing down the Red Cedar River with American Indians; the other is of a French fort. Both were painted by artist Cal Peters in 1936 and were recently restored with funding by the Wisconsin Historical Society. 
After 80 years of decorating the university’s Harvey Hall, the paintings caught the attention of the school’s Diversity Leadership Team (DLT), which complained to the administration that this depiction of First Nations people reinforced racial stereotypes and promoted “acts of domination and oppression.” - Fox News
Following the purge of paintings, sculptures, and other priceless art in Florence many hundreds of years ago, the city never regained its stature during the greatness of the Renaissance.  And sadly, it appears that United States is following that same track since this intolerant generation will one day carry the future of America, and history has a very good record of repeating itself when human beings never learn the lessons from the past.

Of course, perhaps the real problem is that the paintings did not reflect the desires of UW's Diversity Group in that had Elizabeth Warren been one of the native Americans standing in the canoe, and Bernie Sanders been a fur trapper handing out free pelts in front of the fort, then the depiction of history would have been completely in line with the belief codes of these indivduals.