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James Rickards: Next Crash Exponentially Larger than Any Financial Panic in History!

  • James Rickards-Next Crash Exponentially Larger than Any Financial Panic in History! 
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com   (Early Sunday Release) 
    Best-selling author and financial expert James Rickards contends a big financial crash is locked in.  Rickards says, “Everyone is waiting for some blunder down the road, and the point I try to make is the blunders have already been made.  The blunders have already been built into the system.  You can see this collapse coming a mile away. . . . Using science, we can’t say very much about the timing, but we can say a lot about the magnitude.  This will be the greatest financial collapse in history.  I am quite sure about that, but I am not sure about the timing. . . . People think I can call them up at 3 o’clock in the afternoon and tell them tomorrow’s that day, sell your stocks and buy some gold. I can’t do that. I don’t know what day it will be.  If we get to that point, it would be too late to act.  So, the time to act is now.” Rickards goes on to say, “On top of the threats from Ebola, the Islamic State, the normal currency wars and the normal depression the world is in, there is financial war going on right now.  We put sanctions on Russia.  Do you think Russia is going to sit there and take it?  Russia is responding asymmetrically through cyber warfare.”
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    Rickards says in the coming crash, it is going to be very difficult to turn your assets into spendable cash.  Rickards explains, “People think everything is money.  People think your stocks are money because you can sell them and get the cash in your account in a couple of days.  People think your money market funds are money because you can call your broker and get the cash in your bank account tomorrow.  You think your house is money because you can take a second mortgage or sell your house.  What you find out in a panic is all those things are not money.  You are locked in, locked down and the only thing that is money is money.  That would be cash, if you happen to have it or gold or silver in physical form, not paper gold.  So, people don’t understand what money really is until everyone wants their money back.  That’s when you find out only a small number of things are actually money.”
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October 14, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chinese Yuan And US Dollar Compete in African Markets!

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  • Chinese Yuan and US dollar compete in African markets! 
    by Tonderayi Mukeredzi, http://www.theafricareport.com/ 
    A number of African central banks are applying to the Chinese Central Bank for currency swaps, with Zimbabwe and Ghana already using the RMB as part of their reserve currency. Nigeria could also shift more of its foreign reserves into Chinese yuan from dollars as the RMB gains greater traction in global trade.
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    In March this year Zimbabwe joined a growing list of countries in Africa and the world using the Chinese currency, yuan, also known as remnibi (RMB), as one of its official currencies after its central bank added the RMB, the Japanese yen, the Australia dollar and the Indian rupee to the existing basket of currencies.
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    Zimbabwe abandoned its currency in 2009 when it was rendered worthless by excessive inflation. Since then, it has been using a basket of currencies dominated by the US dollar.
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    In announcing the decision to adopt the yuan and other currencies, the then Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe acting governor, Charity Dhliwayo, said that the southern African country’s trade and investment with China, India, Japan and Australia “had grown appreciably.”
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    China is Zimbabwe’s third largest trading partner after South Africa and the European Union, and until recently was the biggest buyer of its tobacco. In 2013, trade between China and Zimbabwe amounted to $1.1 billion.
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    Gift Mugano, a trade expert and executive director at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s Africa Economic Development Strategies, told Africa Renewal that the addition of the RMB to the basket of currencies would only consolidate Zimbabwe’s bilateral relations with China rather than boost trade, and help China’s quest to make its currency popular.
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    He added that RMB was not expected to address liquidity challenges as enunciated by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe in its January 2014 monetary policy because the level of trade between the two countries had not yet reached a level where enough critical mass could be built to flood RMBs into its market and Africa at large.
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/10/07/china-currency-push/16852193/

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http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/03/07/292298/africom-and-the-recolonization-of-africa/

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/towards-the-conquest-of-africa-the-pentagon-s-africom-and-the-war-against-libya/24171

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October 14, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dr. Jim Willie: China Will Use Gold and Gold Pricing to Force Global Currency Reset!

  • China will use gold and gold pricing to force global currency reset! 
    by Kenneth Schortgen Jr, http://www.examiner.com/ 
    On Sept. 30, statistician and economist Dr. Jim Willie was a guest on the Caravan to Midnight radio show to talk about current financial, economic, and geo-political events. During his three hour interview, Dr. Willie stated that one of the purposes behind China‘s creation of the new Shanghai gold exchange is to eventually take over global price controls for the monetary metal away from the Comex, and then force a global currency reset by raising the price of gold to its true or actual value.
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    The way this will come about in the near future according to Dr. Willie, is that China will re-price gold to near or above twice the current price, which will have a devastating effect on derivatives and ongoing use of the Comex futures market to suppress gold prices, and protect the dollar. And based upon supply details for the Comex over the past two years, America’s primary gold exchange no longer settles their contracts through the delivery of physical gold, but instead settles in cash payments or through the hedging of gold using derivatives. Subsequently, once this failure to deliver takes place, then China, through the Shanghai gold exchange, will become the default market for price discovery, and at that point will re-adjust gold to its true value, instantly causing massive chaos in the fiat currency markets and leaving the world little alternative but to implement a complete currency reset.
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October 13, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dr. Jim Willie: “They Know The Chaos Is Coming”!

  • Dr. Jim Willie: “They Know The Chaos Is Coming”! 
    by Live Free or Die and Susan Duclos, http://www.allnewspipeline.com/ 
    Dr. Jim Willie joined Live Free or Die and I for an exclusive interview, in which Dr. Willie warns us of a planned launch of a ‘new dollar’ that will be ‘blood red’, the extreme wreckage of our current financial system brought on by the ‘satanic’ banking cabal, the chaos coming to America in 3 separate areas and much more.
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    The West, meaning London, NY and western Europe will lose control and we are going to see the dollar rise, rise more…. then “die suddenly.” Dr. Willie also talks about the collapse of financial instruments, how the west is lowering the price of oil to “damage Russia,” how the Ukraine war comes into play, and how ultimately China will double gold prices and triple silver prices.
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    At approximately the 21 minute mark, Dr. Willie addresses what all this will mean to the average American, describing how pensions will be affected, those living off of any welfare program will see their benefits cut in half, food and gas shortages, lack of cash at ATMs, as well as how police across America have been militarized in preparation for the fallout because “they know the chaos is coming.”
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    He explains how the gradual growing global rejection of the USDollar for trade will alter the banking systems, force the Fed into a huge volume increase in their bond purchase program to cover what foreign nations discard and diversify from USTreasurys. The end result will be refusal by foreign suppliers to accept over-valued USDollars in exchange for both finished goods and raw materials, even crude oil. The US import supply chain is soon to be threatened. Thus the motive and pressure will be fierce to create a new domestic dollar, the birth of the New Scheiss Dollar, which will suffer a series of devaluations.
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    The show is jam packed with information and is a must see in order to understand what is coming, how we got here and where we are going.
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October 11, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Financial WW3! Russia in Negotiation with China for Alternative SWIFT Bank System!

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  • “The world is nearing a decisive “tipping point” economically and financially and the creation of a joint Russian-Chinese alternative to SWIFT would add a large nail in the dollar coffin. Washington and Wall Street are unlikely to accept that nail without responding. We are in a new era of global warfare since the US-financed Ukraine coup of February, 2014.” - Quote
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  • This is an excellent article and I would encourage all to read the entire article. William Engdahl provides a concise and clear understanding on the financial WW3 that is raging. The next logical step is for the bombs to drop. I mean nuclear bombs of course. The world is heading towards the Satanic WW3!
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  • Russia in Negotiation with China for alternative SWIFT Bank system! 
    by William Engdahl, http://journal-neo.org/ 
    Russia and China, the two strategic Eurasian nations, are moving clearly to ultimately break free of the stranglehold of the Dollar System. On September 10 high-level talks took place between the two countries discussing establishment of an interbank money clearing system independent of the US-controlled SWIFT payments system. If enacted it would represent a major step in being able to defend their economies from Washington’s newly-developed weapon of financial warfare against a country that does not behave just as certain powerful circles want.
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    On September 10, Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov met in Beijing with his Chinese counterparts to discuss setting up a system of interbank international transaction clearing that would replace or could, in event of increased US and EU sanctions, replace the SWIFT interbank payment mechanism. According to Shuvalov after his talks in Beijing he stated to the press, “Yes, we have discussed and we have approved this idea.”

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    Russia is reacting to the current escalating financial warfare being initiated via Washington economic sanctions against key leading Russians as part of the current Washington agenda of recreating the tensions and confrontations of the Cold War in their effort to drive a bloody wedge between the EU countries, especially Germany, and Russia. This past March, under strong US pressure, the EU unanimously adopted a series of sanctions against key Russian individuals close to President Putin. The sanctions came as a response to the independence referendum in Crimea in which the vast majority, some 93% of voters opted to request membership in the Russian Federation and secession from Ukraine.
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    The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, SWIFT, is one of Russia’s primary links to the international financial system. Bloomberg reported that on August 30, ironically just after Russia had proposed in Minsk terms of a ceasefire between the Kiev Government and east Ukraine rebels, Prime Minister David Cameron’s government proposed that the EU escalate its Russia sanctions warfare by blocking Russian banks from SWIFT clearings.
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    Were that to happen, it would be tantamount to a declaration of full economic war between the EU and Russia. The consequences for the EU would clearly be devastating, something Washington or leading Wall Street circles would, no doubt, chuckle about in a kind of Schadenfreude. Already US-imposed EU sanctions against Russia have begun hurting the German economy significantly.
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    Blocking Russia from the SWIFT system would be very serious and result in equally tough retaliatory actions by Russia. Excluding Russia from SWIFT would cause problems in cross-border banking that would disrupt trade.
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    The latest Beijing talks reveal that Moscow is not naïve about the intent of certain Washington circles to escalate the pressures on Russia to a new Cold or even Hot War. China and Russia are also in discussions around creation of a new international credit rating agency independent of the politically-manipulated US credit agencies, Moody’s and Standard & Poors. These moves between the two leading members of the Eurasian Shanghai Cooperation Council countries, and also the two major countries of the BRICS—Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa—follow the decision this July in Brazil by all BRICS states to found an alternative to the Washington-controlled IMF and World Bank, creating a BRICS Infrastructure Bank and currency fund.
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    Parallel to these moves to decouple from the chokehold of the dollar system, Russia and China are negotiating agreements to conduct major energy trade in their own currencies and not, as has been the accepted practice since the 1944 creation of Bretton Woods System, via the US dollar. Since August 1971 when President Nixon decided to break the legal tie between the US dollar and gold, US power has rested on a system where, whether the dollar rose or collapsed, all nations would be forced to trade using US dollars for oil, commodities and ordinary trade.
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http://en.ria.ru/business/20140918/193052405/European-Parliament-Calls-For-Excluding-Russia-From-SWIFT-System.html

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-29/u-k-wants-eu-to-block-russia-from-swift-banking-network.html

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http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/746886

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http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/748916

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October 11, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Will Ebola Be Blamed For the Collapsing Economy?

  • Published on Oct 10, 2014
    Get economic collapse news throughout the day visit http://x22report.com

    More news visit http://thepeoplesnewz.com
    Report date: 10.10.2014
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    IMF is very worried about an economic slowdown across Europe. Numbers manipulated to show Greece’s economy is improving. Chipmakers warn world economy is slowing. NY implementing the same law as CA, tell on your relative or friend if they have a weapon. DHS reports borders are more secure and less illegals are entering the US, other reports show the opposite. Obamacare will not show the premiums until after the elections. Ebola could be blamed the already collapsing economy. Turkey will equip and train the Syrian opposition. Buffer zone in Syria ready to go. Warnings of Islamic State ready to turn Ebola into a Bioweapon. Be prepared for a false flag.

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October 11, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Willie: The Economic ENDGAME Has Arrived ! Economic Collapse, Gold & Silver Revaluation, HAARP Weather Warfare …

  • “… I am not looking forward to the consequence of the new Scheisse (German for shit) dollar. It’s gonna have its Satanic symbols to be sure. Just like the one dollar bill has. The pyramid with the eye is a Masonic Satanist symbol. There are more symbols in there like the 13 bricks … of the 13 Houses of Masons. They like to get their symbols in front of your faces and tell you that they don’t mean anything while they smile with each other. We’ve got Satanism laced with the entire US government and banking system and energy industry! …” - Quote 49:15 onwards
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    IN THIS INTERVIEW:

    - The U.S. dollar is dying ►0:55
    - ZIRP and QE to infinity is inevitable ►5:04
    - Fed “taper” is a lie ►9:12
    - Systemic failure ahead ►14:37
    - Logical conclusion: rejection of U.S. dollar ►18:23
    - How would a “Gold Trade Standard” impact the global banking system? ►22:11
    - Why did gold and silver prices fall in the last couple weeks? ►39:44 
The Satanic capstone, the Anti-Christ, on your dollar bill !

The Satanic capstone, the Anti-Christ, on your dollar bill !

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October 10, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Willie: Key Fracture Points that Will Break EU & Collapse the Dollar!

October 9, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

China Currency Push Takes Aim At Dollar!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/10/07/china-currency-push/16852193/

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October 9, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

Russia Central Banks Scrambles To Halt Plunging Ruble, Spends Over $2 Billion In Last Three Days As Inflation Soars!

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  • Financial WW3 is raging! Look for response from Russia/China, leaders of the BRICS alliance. They will intensify their attacks to dethrone the USD as world reserve currency. Without the ability to create money out of this air, the western Illuminati will not be able to finance wars without end.
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  • Russia Central Banks Scrambles To Halt Plunging Ruble, Spends Over $2 Billion In Last Three Days As Inflation Soars! 
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com
    Recently, not a day passes without the Russian Ruble hitting new record lows against the US Dollar due to a combination of both capital outflows from Russia, tumbling prices of crude – Moscow’s most important export – which deteriorates Russia trade and current account position, coupled with the most acute USD strengthening in history in the past few months over fears of a tightening Fed.
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    Yet for whatever the reason, after stoically ignoring the impact of its tumbling currency on the domestic economy (and as a reminder, Japan would kill for a currency collapse of this magnitude: just think of the “economic renaissance” that would result if only Abenomics was right about killing your currency leading to growth… which it isn’t), the Kremlin is finally starting to feel the pinch leading to the biggest central bank intervention in FX markets since the start of the Ukraine campaign, buying Rubles for a third consecutive day at an amount of over $2 billion, with $1.75 billion purchased in the first two days of the current intervention attempt, and another $420 million in foreign currencies sold overnight according to Bank of Russia data.
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October 9, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Michael Savage Warns of Impending Civil War In America!

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Jim Rickards: Obama’s Abandoning The Saudis For Iran and Dooming The Petrodollar!

  • Jim Rickards: Obama’s Abandoning The Saudis For Iran and Dooming The Petrodollar! 
    by http://etfdailynews.com/
    Alex Daley: I sat down with Jim Rickards, author of many best-selling economics and investing books, including his latest, titled The Death of Money.
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    In this exclusive interview, Jim shares his view on the changes in US foreign policy—the newly announced partnership with Iran to help fight ISIS and recent moves away from the petrodollar deal with Saudi Arabia—and what they mean for the dollar, gold, and investment markets in general.
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    This interview just scratches the surface of the topics Jim covered in his speech at the most recent Casey Research Summit in San Antonio.

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October 8, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Willie: Market Shock And Awe Coming as Gold Repricing in Works by China!

  • “The Cabal  … (is) bringing out some of their ugliest weapons right now. Like war in Ukraine … They’re also bringing out their viruses which is one of my biggest concerns as I stated for a long time. (Sandhu: You mean like Ebola?) Yeah and people need to realize that this is a fabricated virus … a fabricated laboratory based virus. That’s a new improved virus as a weapon … and the patent is owned by the Atlanta Center for Disease Control!” - Quote from 0:45 seconds onwards (emphasis mine)
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  • Published on Oct 6, 2014
    Dr. Jim Willie Editor of The Hat Trick Letter joins me to discuss big developments waiting in the wings for the US and Global Economy especially in regards to the repricing of Gold and Silver as alternatives to the US dollars System that currently dominates world trade.

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    Dr. Willie website: http://www.goldenjackass.com
    Paul Sandhu website: http://www.signsoftheend.com

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October 7, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The US Dollar Is About To Inflict Carnage All Around The Planet !

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  • The western Illuminati will never allow its global monetary hegemony to be attacked without a fight. The main component of it, is the world reserve currency the US dollar. The western Illuminati’s plan, IMO, is to trigger a global currency meltdown, with the US dollar the last fiat currency standing before it is also abandoned. Then the western Illuminati will introduce their One World Currency backed by gold and Global Supra-National Central Bank under their control –> ‘666’! The path towards this endgame is via the Satanic WW3.
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  • The US Dollar Is About To Inflict Carnage All Around The Planet! 
    by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog 
    As I watch the euro losing another 1.3% against the dollar today, it’s now at $1.25, and down from close to $1.40 recently, it’s getting clearer all the time: the greenback is busy eating currencies and economies alive.
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    There is of course the fact that Abenomics in Japan is living up to its longstanding promise of utter failure. And there is Mario Draghi torn between two lovers, one the one hand the Germany/Austria camp – with France as a surprise third – who don’t want the ECB to buy up junk paper, and on the other hand those EU members whose sole road to survival inside the EU is for Draghi to buy up anything that even looks like it was once toilet paper.
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    But Japan and Europe have been in the economic doghouse for a long time. It wasn’t until the Fed pulled the trigger on the dollar steamroller that they started paying the real price for it.
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    Japan, at least as long as it chooses to cling to the growth fairy, has nowhere to turn but to something in the vein of Abenomics, i.e. huge money and credit expansion. But it’s not the money supply, no matter how it’s defined, that is the problem, it’s that people refuse to spend. And if people don’t spend, no government or central banks has a way to boost inflation. Why they should want to in the first place is another question.
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    Europe has the added problem of disagreement on how to escape the walls that are closing in. And the more they close in, the less comfortable the shared living space on the old continent becomes. With a bit of imagination, you can see different people, different cultures, different languages, and different economies, all forced to live in the same ever shrinking – economic -space.
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    There’s less of everything to go around, and no-one wants to give up what’s theirs. Still, at the same time we already saw that two-thirds of Greeks live at or below the poverty line, and that Naples is even worse than Greece. Where do you personally think that will go? With a dollar that is set to make lots of things, not the least of which is oil and gas, more expensive?
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October 7, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rob Kirby: Dollar Going Supernova Then Black!

  • “What they are looking to do is create a diversion where they can pose themselves as the savior.  People refer to it as problem, reaction, solution.  They create a false flag to create a diversion of the underlying real problem, which is the debasement of the currency, and then they pose as the saviors or the Johnny-on-the-spot with the solution to the false flag that has been manufactured. Through this process, people tend to lose their civil liberties and their freedoms and their ability to be an opposition of any kind.” “ - Quote
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  • Rob Kirby: Dollar Going Supernova Then Black! 
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)
    Derivative and gold expert Rob Kirby says the U.S. looks a lot like the run up to the fall of Rome more than 1,500 years ago.  Kirby explains, “The parallels with what we are experiencing today are so clear and so much like what was happening in Rome as Rome was falling.  Diversions were the way of the day, anything to divert people’s attention from the undermining of the empire.  It was largely a financial debasement.  Rome fell when they debased the currency.  That’s the major factor behind the fall of the Roman Empire.  It was the debasement of the currency, and we are seeing the same thing today.  What’s at the heart of all these issues?  What’s at the heart of all the trouble in the world right now?  The world’s reserve currency has been debased to the point that it is going to go supernova.  This is the whole illusion behind the strength of the dollar.  The dollar isn’t getting stronger, just like stars aren’t going to have longevity when they go supernova.  They get brighter and you might think the star is getting more viable when, in reality, the notion of it getting really bright before it goes supernova is exactly the opposite of the illusion of it getting brighter.  It’s what happens just before it goes black and dies.”
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    When will the powers that be pull the plug?  Kirby says, “They won’t willingly pull the plug.  What they are looking to do is create a diversion where they can pose themselves as the savior.  People refer to it as problem, reaction, solution.  They create a false flag to create a diversion of the underlying real problem, which is the debasement of the currency, and then they pose as the saviors or the Johnny-on-the-spot with the solution to the false flag that has been manufactured. Through this process, people tend to lose their civil liberties and their freedoms and their ability to be an opposition of any kind.”

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October 6, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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