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Clif High: FedRes Will Crash & FedRes Is the Market. First Ever Global Government Crash Coming

  • Clif High: FedRes Will Crash & FedRes Is the Market. First Ever Global Government Crash Coming
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Early Sunday Release” 
    Internet data mining expert Clif High uses what he calls “predictive linguistics” to spot trends and make predictions for future events. In his latest in-depth report, High sees a “huge” calamity coming for humanity.  Clif High explains, “There is all kinds of data for money and lack of money and lack of funding and all kinds of emotions around this.  There are hints in the data that something huge is coming for August and September that is being exposed by the language now.  I think it’s a bond crash or not a bond crash because I don’t know how that works.  It’s not a stock market crash.  The data I am looking at now says the stock market is not meaningful.  We may lose 50 cents on every dollar in the stock market in just a few days, but it’s meaningless.  It won’t make any difference at all to anybody according to what the data is showing me because the real crisis is in the crash of government.”


    High goes on to explain, “The emotions at the moment are projecting a crash of the ability of the state to function. . . . We have the projection that there is going to be some sort of big government crash. It concerns funding, interruption or something. . . . We have something akin to a definition change relative to bonds. . . . One way to think about this is there is going to be a human collective or re-understanding, or new understanding, about the whole bond market as we go forward in August, September and October.  This is going to cause huge disruptions for governments, which basically depends on the bonds as its source of funds.  I don’t know what that definition is going to mean, but the way the language is presenting itself, it’s very much like the same language that appeared in newspapers ahead of the Bretton Woods conference. . . . At that time, a bunch of countries got together around WWII and talked about how to deal with gold, money and the dollar after the war was over. . . . We have that same kind of language now relative to the bonds. . . .This redefinition is going to cause real problems relative to governments.  If I had to guess, I don’t think we will have a stock market crash, but a government crash or Fed crash or bank crash.  I don’t think a stock market crash will be meaningful because by the time it crashes, nobody will care because before we get there, the Fed will crash.  The Fed is the market.”

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April 10, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WW III Is Here: Syria’s Reichstag Moment — The Neocons Have Won

WW3 is near?

  • WW III Is Here: Syria’s Reichstag Moment — The Neocons Have Won
    by Dave Hodges, http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/
    Things are unfolding faster than they can be covered.   With the US taking offensive action in Syria, the world has moved very close to war. 
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    Syria’s Reichstag Moment
    All historians are familiar with how Hitler was able to seize and consolidate power within the German Reichstag. He simply had his henchmen burn the German legislative building to the ground and then blame the Communists, one of the Nazi’s chief rivals. Subsequently, Hitler assumed total dictatorial power, as a pretense to protect the German people, and he was able to eliminate the Communists and the rest, as they say, was history.

    Obama (I mean Trump) Is Under Immense Pressure
    Obama (Trump) is under enormous pressure, from the Banksters to take out the Iranian regime The need to take down Iran is necessitated because the Petrodollar is in real trouble because of Iran’s insistence on selling oil to India, China and Russia in exchange for gold.

    Gold is a four letter word to the Banksters. The Banksters must maintain their fiat currency schemes. Subsequently, the Banksters must dominate the purchase of oil and the distribution of gold for three reasons:

    (1) The Banksters thrive on fiat currency which is backed by virtually nothing and this is coupled with fractional reserve practices in order to acquire real material wealth based on their creation of worthless paper and the introduction of gold threatens this Ponzi scheme;

    (2) Since Bretton Woods, the world has been forced by the Banksters to play in their Ponzi scheme game by first purchasing Federal Reserve dollars which is in turn used to purchase oil. Saddam Hussein failed to play by the Petrodollar rules by selling oil for Euros and paid for his disobedience with his life; and,

    (3) Once the Banksters collapse the currencies of the world, they want to be the ones controlling gold, the only remaining currency, in a post economic Armageddon.

    Why did I note Obama (I mean Trump)? Because I wrote these same words three years ago and four years ago. Obama previously accused Assad of launching chemical attack on his people then. Obama was organizing to invade. First it was Syria and then it was  Syria and then it was to be Iran. Why? Because Iran was fueling the run away from the Petrodollar to gold-based currencies.  This means war to the bankers. And war is what we are going to get?

    Mr. President, what happened to your pledge to bring our troops home? What happened in Syria is a false flag attack and anyone with an IQ above room temperature knows this.

    It is interesting to note the media attacks on Trump have relaxed over thte past 2-3 days! This is no coincidence.  And even if the attack was not a false flag, which it is, is this ALLEGED attack by Syria worth a confrontation with the Russians becaue they are entrenched in their support of Assad. Why wouldn’t Trump approach Putin and have a dialogue prior to the massive missile attack? Wouldn’t this be consistent to what he pledged to do during the campaign?

    The Planning for This False Flag Attack Has Been Planned Well in Advance of the Attack
    There are two developments that speak to prior planning for matial law and World War III, with both Russia and China prior to this false flag.

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April 10, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

JUDGMENT DAY: Russia & China Bypass the Dollar With GOLD

  • Published on Apr 7, 2017
    NOTE: This interview was recorded in the hours BEFORE Trump bombed Syria, or it would have been discussed. In this conversation with Andy Hoffman we discuss the Russia and China’s rapid move away from the Dollar and toward gold. It will soon be judgment day for the Petro-dollar.

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April 8, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alex Jones Full Show: Senator Rand Paul Warns Trump Not To Back Al Qaeda/ISIS In Syria

  • Published on Apr 6, 2017
    Senate Democrats are attempting a filibuster to stop Judge Neil Gorsuch from being nominated to the Supreme Court. Also, Devin Nunes is under an ethics investigation, causing him to step aside from the House’s investigation into Russia and Trump. Dr. Edward Group of the Global Healing Center will join today’s broadcast along with economist Paul Craig Roberts and author Michael Snyder.

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April 7, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Debt Ceiling Shutdown: What Would Happen if the US Government Shut Down For Good?

  • Debt Ceiling Shutdown: What Would Happen if the US Government Shut Down For Good?
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    In 2015, Congress suspended the ceiling, which let the government borrow as much as it wanted through March 15, 2017. On that date, the total national debt was $19.846 trillion, and the government can’t exceed that limit without approval from Congress.

    In the meantime, the government uses all kinds of accounting tricks to shuffle the chairs around on the Titanic and all manner of vultures will be fighting over who gets the bounty of stolen funds extorted from Americans.

    This type of thing has been going on for nearly a century. The very first “debt ceiling” was put in place exactly 100 years ago, in 1917, and nearly every year since then a group of parasites working for stolen money (taxes) gets together in a place called the opposite of progress, Congress, to act like they would ever shut down the very thing that employs them.

    It’s an exercise in stupidity, but it does lead to the question, what would happen if the US federal government shut down for good? In other words, what if the United State(s) actually was the United States… and not the United State.

    First, all of the countless wars and occupations undertaken by the Department of Offense would cease. It’d be hard to imagine that the states of Texas, Vermont, and Idaho would feel the need to protect their particular interests in Syria and pay directly for the costs. In fact, it sounds silly, doesn’t it? Could you imagine hearing the news that Idaho had just accidentally blown up a school full of 200 children in Syria while fighting the CIA’s ISIS?

    It seems silly because it would be. It’s only through decades of government schooling, pledges of allegiances and hundreds of pro-war propaganda films out of Hollywood every year that makes anyone think the US government occupying half of the Middle East is anything but a massive crime against humanity.

    So, with no US federal government, there’d be almost no more war in the world. That alone is a good enough reason to get rid of it. What else would we lose if the federal government were to shut down for good?

War, I mean ‘defense’ budget is the biggest component.

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April 7, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Willie: Financial Derivatives Ticking Time Bomb

  • Published on Apr 6, 2017
    Jim Willie joins Silver Doctors to reveal the danger created by interest rate swap derivatives. As foreigners accelerate their dumping of U.S. Treasury Bonds and the Fed moves interest rates slightly higher, the interest rate swap derivatives market is coming under strain. When word gets out about the strain in these derivatives, foreign dumping of U.S. debt and movement away from the dollar and towards gold will accelerate, Willie says.


    Willie says China is getting ready to move to the “Gold Trade Note.” How will China move to a gold backed currency without killing their export market? Willie says China has to get a critical mass of support, say the entire Eurasian trade zone, to follow suit. If China can get this critical mass majority, then the rest of the world still trading with the U.S. dollar will be in the minority. That’s when U.S. dollar countries will face currency crises, Willie says.

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April 7, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Realist News: Italian Banking Crisis & Now Spain Joins the Fun

  • Spain’s Most Italian Bank Still “Solvent,” Claims Finance Minister
    by , http://wolfstreet.com/
    It just doesn’t let up with this bank.
    The future continues to look bleak for Spain’s most Italian bank, Banco Popular, which ironically once bore the slogan “Our Past and Our Present Guarantee Our Future.” Things have gotten so bad that when the country’s Minister of Finance Luis de Guindos was asked by a reporter today about the bank’s state of health, he responded: “the bank is solvent.” Which is kind of like a doctor saying, “the patient is alive.” Not exactly reassuring.


    Popular just had its worst day of 2017 after seeing its penny stock tumble over 10%, from €0.90 to €0.82. This is a bank that was once ranked among the world’s most profitable by ratings company IBCA and which not so long ago boasted a share price of over €15. That was before its management decided to bet the farm on risky real estate investments at the height of an insane property bubble and then took too long to clean up afterward.

    Even now, nine years after the the bubble’s crash, roughly a quarter of Popular’s total loan portfolio is still concentrated in the real estate and construction sectors. In November last year. it had over €30 billion worth of bad loans and non-performing assets on its books, which it continues to struggle to offload without incurring fatal losses. It was also the country’s worst performing bank in the ECB’s last stress test.

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April 6, 2017 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paul Craig Roberts: Nuclear War More Likely — Blame Washington & MSM

  • Paul Craig Roberts: Nuclear War More Likely — Blame Washington & MSM
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 
    Former Assistant Treasury Secretary in the Reagan Administration, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, sees trouble for the economy. Dr. Roberts explains, “This image of a strong stock market is based essentially on debt, borrowing and debt, money creation and debt.  It’s a false signal that shows prosperity, and it’s not really there. . . . So, during a period of time when there has been no interest income on peoples’ savings in the form of bonds or CDs, there has also been no growth in Social Security income.  So, the elderly, or the largest block of them, are hard pressed.  The young come out of school with student debt and no good jobs.  A large percentage can’t find sufficient employment to support an independent existence.  They can’t possibly pay off the loans.  So, wherever you look, you see a debt based system that’s running out of steam.”


    Dr. Roberts, who holds a PhD in economics, says this is why retail is getting killed. Dr. Roberts contends, “A lot of people blame this on internet shopping and that people don’t want to be bothered to go to a mall.  The mall experience is old and outdated, and they would rather sit in front of a computer and order online.  This is the explanation people give who don’t want to see a problem.  An alternative explanation is that people have run out of any discretionary income with which to purchase things.  When you consider mortgage payments, car payments, credit card payments and food, there’s no money left to drive consumer discretionary spending.”

    Dr. Roberts says the Federal Reserve basically prints money and intervenes in all markets to prop them up or, as in the case of gold and silver, hold prices down. Dr. Roberts says, “It looks like the whole system is rigged.  People don’t understand this, and you can’t find any discussion about this in the financial press or in the economic profession. . . . Since the Fed has unlimited amounts of money, it can create endless amounts of money by pushing a computer button.  They don’t have to worry about losses.  So, they can support or rig all markets.”

    Dr. Roberts, formerly a top editor at the Wall Street Journal, says nuclear war is the most dire problem Americans face. This comes at a time when trust between Russia and America is at all-time lows.  Dr. Roberts says, “The danger is both warning systems, ours and the Soviets (Russians).  During the period of the cold war, there were many false alarms of incoming missiles.  Both sides would see incoming missiles, and yet no one believed it, and the reason they didn’t believe it was that the governments were working together to defuse tensions.  You had Kennedy with Khrushchev.  You had Nixon who gave us SALT-1, an anti-ballistic missile treaty.  You had Carter who gave us SALT-2.  You had Reagan and Gorbachev who ended the cold war.  So, all during these periods when false information of incoming missiles came in, no one believed it, but if you have distrust between the two powers as we now have, and Putin has said on a number of occasions we can no longer trust the Americans, if you can’t trust and you get incoming missile alerts, you are much more inclined to believe it.  So, the prospect of nuclear war is more likely.  Washington and the media . . . are creating distrust among their populations with Russia with this constant anti-Russian propaganda.  With all this bogus and false allegations about Russia. . . . the chances of all this going poof are very high.”

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April 6, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Financial System Will Go Dark When The Economic System Fails: James Rickards

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Massive Stock Correction to Send Metals Surging & Elites to Lose – Steve St. Angelo

  • Published on Apr 4, 2017
    Fan favorite guest with some of the best energy & metals expertise we know is back. If you want the best raw statistics and analysis be sure to check his site. Steve’s on today to refute a few things our latest viral silver interview with Charles Savoie brought up including potential government metals nationalization. He also continues to hammer the fact that energy returned on investment (ROI) is collapsing fast, a point that Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity has been championing as well; according to Steve we’re in for a wild ride! TOPICS IN THIS INTERVIEW:

    01:10 Gold, Silver to Surge if/when manipulation ends?
    02:50 Is there Risk for Silver Nationalization?
    04:20 In 1930’s Gold to Silver Ratio 4 to 1
    07:00 Gov more Likely to Grab Institutional Silver
    12:50 American standard of living collapse conspiracy
    17:10 Does Technology offset some energy ROI drop?
    19:20 Shale oil = way more energy investment vs conventional
    21:50 Food energy returned on investment dropping as well
    24:50 World’s largest oil companies debt is exploding
    27:20 Elite to lose control & wealth as economy blows up
    29:05 Secrets to why Nixon depegged dollar from gold
    32:40 Oil a big reason behind 1970’s gold price rally
    36:00 US Retirement trouble: Pensions & 401k’s withdrawls up

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April 5, 2017 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Insider Warns: Sophisticated Investors Are Preparing For Global Implosion: “Financial, Social, Geopolitical Turmoil Will Flare Up Like A Tinderbox”

  • Insider Warns: Sophisticated Investors Are Preparing For Global Implosion: “Financial, Social, Geopolitical Turmoil Will Flare Up Like A Tinderbox”
    by Mac Slavo, http://www.SHTFplan.com
    You’d never know it if you only followed mainstream financial pundits, but Russia and China have recently joined forces to bypass the U.S. dollar by establishing their own exchange to facilitate transactions and trade in gold. It seems the whole world, except for Western governments and central banks, understands that we’re facing a crisis unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.

    With U.S. financial markets at nearly all-time high valuations, an uncertain interest rate environment and the potential for a serious debt debacle as American politicians set to fight over raising the debt ceiling, Bryan Slusarchuk, President of Kenadyr Mining, warns that there are scores of catalysts that could set the whole tinderbox aflame:

    You’ve got a mess in Europe… a really uncertain outlook as to how this Brexit will occur… you’ve got geopolitical turmoil all over the middle east… you’ve got situations like North Korea… there are any number of things… financial, social, political… that can set this tinderbox off.

    In the following interview with Crush the Street Slusarchuk explains that while the average investor has thus far sat on the sidelines, major institutional players and sophisticated investors are positioning themselves for widespread uncertainty and the real possibility of a global economic implosion: (video top of post)


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April 4, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘BE PREPARED’ ECB Fires Grave Warning to Europe’s Most Debt-Ridden Countries

  • ‘BE PREPARED’ ECB Fires Grave Warning to Europe’s Most Debt-Ridden Countries
    by LANA CLEMENTS, http://www.express.co.uk/
    EUROPE’S debt-laden countries have been warned to prepare for higher borrowing costs and an end to ultra accommodative monetary policies that have helped prop up economies in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

    In a stark alert, a top policymaker from the European Central Bank (ECB) told governments and other players to expect interest rates to start rising from negative levels. ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure told an audience in Paris: “It’s obvious that the financial sector, and other economic actors and especially governments must prepare (for higher interest rates).

    “I hope that eurozone governments know that interest rates will not stay at current levels.” Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal are among the countries that are burdened with heavy debts after being bailed out at the height of the financial crisis.

    The ECB slashed interest rates and embarked on a huge money-printing programme to help aid struggling countries and boost the economy. The bank currently injects billions of euros into the economy every month by buying up government debts. The policy in effect increases demand and lowers borrowing costs for the respective states. But amid signs of higher inflation in some countries, as well as high demand in the debt – or bond – market, the ECB is coming under pressure to ease policies.

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April 4, 2017 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is the Dollar on Its Last Leg? Major Dollar Paradigm Shift Ahead!

  • Published on Apr 3, 2017
    Mike from Rethinking The Dollar joins Silver Doctors to discuss the importance of knowing how our monetary system works. The Federal Reserve Note is a product of a system that was designed to fail, Mike says. He also says, through its operations, the Federal Reserve engages in “one of the closest things to flat-out theft that there could be.” Since the Fed was created, the Federal Reserve Note has lost nearly all of its value. Is further devaluation coming? Mike says people should prepare for a major paradigm shift in the monetary system…

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April 4, 2017 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Shift From The Dollar To Global Gold Trade Has Begun

  • Published on Apr 2, 2017
    In this news brief we will discuss the latest news on the economic collapse. We look to see if things are really that different. The central bank will not stop at just confiscating your wealth they will want your life. They want to enslave the people.

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April 4, 2017 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Three Wise Men’ Warn Crash Coming, Own Gold

  • ‘Three Wise Men’ Warn Crash Coming, Own Gold
    by Mark O’Byrne, http://www.goldcore.com/us/
    ‘Three wise men’ are warning that the next financial crash is coming and that one of the ways to protect and grow wealth in the coming crash will be to own gold.


    The men who have recently warned are Jim Rogers (video below), Martin Armstrong (blog below) and Tony Robbins (video below). Each come from somewhat different backgrounds and are respected experts in their respective fields.

    Each has different views in terms of asset allocation and how best to weather the coming financial storm but all are united in believing that gold will act as a wealth preservation tool and will likely rise in value when other assets fall.

    Jim Rogers is a world renowned investor who co-founded the Quantum Fund with fellow investor George Soros.  He is an investor, traveler, financial commentator and author who believes that this will be the ‘Asian Century.’

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April 3, 2017 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment