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Jim Willie: We Are At War!

  • Jim Willie: We Are At War!
    Will Lehr of Perpetual Assets Interviews Dr. Jim Willie, editor of the Hat Trick Letter on 

    Jim is back, fired up and full of information. We cover the below topics for an hour and a half session. 

    Has the Financial & Trade War Turned into a Hot War?
    Jim says, definitely yes. Tianjin, China is the most strategic business, tech, info and database center in the nation. The explosion was certainly the result of an attack, among other connections between currency devaluation events and violent explosions (see Bangkok). One item of intrigue is that the devaluation of currency means USD lifted higher, and much like a balloon pops if it rises too much (from pressure differential). The devaluation trend will catch fire, and accelerate the USDollar death spiral. RMB devaluation started a trend, sure to result in Competing Currency War. USGovt and USFed masters do not want USD to be given an accelerant booster rocket.

    What is the Interpretation of the Stock Market Nose Dives?
    It begins with the USEconomy stuck in deep recession for six years (now depression). In fact, calling a depression a recovery is the ultimate in Third World propaganda. Yellen is the American version of Mugabe from Zimbabwe (unclear why took Fed post). The Wiley Coyote moment is here. Fed rate hike talk might be more like “HIKE OR DIE” moment or “DIE EVEN IF HIKE.” It is game over for sovereign debt foundation for USDollar. The initial damage from bond fracture realization is with equities (stocks). Could be USFed & Wall St have arranged 1000-pt down opens so as to create USTBond demand during the Chinese dumping exercise (act of financial war)? And the irony: US Langley attacked Chinese stocks, but China dumps USTBonds to shore up financial market. Stocks are the first major casualty, but energy sector losses are with corporate bonds. A 50% correction is appropriate for the USEconomy in depression and PE ratios double the norm. US Stocks no longer a forward indicator of economic performance. ZIRP has had no effect on USEconomy or housing market in kickstart (CAPEX in EmgMkt)

    Is It Crunch Time with US Treasuries & China Dumping $100BN per Week?
    We are now in QE to Infinity Squared mode. At this rate, China would dump all its holdings in ten weeks. Gulf Emirates have $2.2 trillion in toilet paper assets (mostly in USTreasurys), add in another couple loose $trillion out there and the numbers are big. Games like BLICS doubling the New York QE volume will no longer work. QE has ruined the integrity of USTreasury Bonds. USFed must cover the global dumping of USTBonds (confidence to go next). QE to Infinity Squared precedes rejection of USTBills in trade. RMB to be demanded/required/norm in trade settlement with Eastern export nations.

    What The Heck is Happening with the Silver Market Disconnect?
    Default will occur in silver market first, not gold. Physical supplies are the tightest we’ve ever seen. The supply side has not caught up since the US Mint suspension of sales in early July, in fact, it has gotten worse. Premiums and delays have increased on all silver products. Acute shortages have gone worse, with the official mints announcing suspended sales. Jim says gold fights the political battles, but silver will take away the majority of the spoils (2x VS 3x). JPMorgan is on list of Authorized Purchasers to steal supply, just like GLD/SLV funds. The third largest US wholesaler & distributor with 21 warehouses has been cleaned out of ALL silver. Live product dealers are all sold out, coin dealer shows are empty of silver coins and Johnson Matthey & Engelhard went No Offer on 100-oz bars. German gold demand is twice that of the US, and Eastern gold demand is twice the West. Shanghai gold demand is over 73 tons per week (steadily over 50 tons/wk). India gold demand is up 61% in April & May 2015 (versus same months 2014).

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August 28, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

China Warns US, It Has Begun Dumping Treasuries

  • Published on Aug 27, 2015
    Tspiras said he underestimated the power of money. The power of the central bank. Greek pension funds are in danger the central bankers are getting ready to tap the funds. Canada is heading into a recession as new vehicles sales collapse. China begins dumping the treasury bonds to pump of the economy and market. If the emerging countries started to dump the treasuries the FED would have to print like crazy. China comes out and says they are not responsible for the crash. Baltic dry index falls again, 100% lower than in 2008. Pending home sales miss, the housing market is heading to a complete collapse. The US Government / Central bankers just manipulated the GDP number by using double seasonally adjusted calculations. CBO confirms debt cannot be sustained.


August 28, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gerald Celente Just Warned This Is Not A Correction, It’s The Beginning Of A Total Market Meltdown And Global Collapse



August 28, 2015 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How To Deal With The Global Financial Meltdown and Why It Happened

  • Published on Aug 24, 2015
    In this video Luke Rudkowski breaks down the breaking news of the global financial meltdown that started in China and is affecting the rest of the world. Luke goes over how this new financial crisis started and what you need to do to prepare yourself for it.


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Peter Schiff: The Imminent Death of the Dollar. Prepare Yourself Accordingly.

  • Published on Aug 25, 2015
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    As the financial markets plunge, many are desperately waiting to see if the Federal Reserve and Janet Yellen will decline to raise the Federal Funds Interest Rate from its current 0-0.25%. In light of the volatility shown by the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other economic indicators, Wall Street yearns for more quantitative easing in the form of QE4.

    Peter Schiff and Stefan Molyneux discuss the latest news in the United States and global economy, including: the Chinese currency devaluation, fall of the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index, mountains of debt, the Dollar compared to the Euro, the plunge in the price of Oil, Bernie Sanders popularity, Gold, Jon Stewart formerly of The Daily Show, minimum wage absurdity, the hatred of the rich and the economic future of the United States.


August 27, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Start Prepping Now, Stock Market Crash Is Just The Beginning

  • Published on Aug 26, 2015
    Just remember what happened back in 2008. That crisis took most people totally by surprise. Millions of Americans lost their jobs, and because most of them were living paycheck to paycheck, all of a sudden most of them couldn’t pay the rent or the mortgage either. The only difference is, this time around the country is in a much worse position.


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The Economic Crash Is Just The Beginning – Infowars Nightly News – 08/25/2015

  • Published on Aug 26, 2015
    On this Tuesday, August 25th Lee Ann McAdoo covers the stock market crash and how some experts are warning that it is only the beginning, then comedian Bill Burr tore into Hillary Clinton and how WiFi is harming you and your family, then the Food Babe joins the news to talk about her latest movement and how you can help her fight back against the toxic environment we live in and finally, David Knight joins Lee Ann McAdoo to break down another shocking Planned Parenthood video.


August 27, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chris Martenson: At This Point The Stock Market Is Meaningless, The Economy Is Headed For A Collapse

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What If The “Crash” Is as Rigged as Everything Else?

From: Vintage 'Trees' music video. All humanity forming a pyramid worshipping, welcoming the Satanic capstone! The Anti-Christ, the bringer of false peace, the white horseman of Revelation 6 ! The completion of the New World Order project, in a world wrecked by global wars, collapse and chaos!

From: Vintage ‘Trees’ music video. All humanity forming a pyramid worshipping, welcoming the Satanic capstone! The Anti-Christ, the bringer of false peace, the white horseman of Revelation 6 ! The completion of the New World Order project, in a world wrecked by global wars, collapse and chaos!

  • This imminent global economic, financial and currency collapse; and WW3 are engineered events. It is the ‘Plan for a New World Order’. It is Satanic and probably initiated as far back as 4000-5000 years when Nimrod was defeated at the Tower of Babel. The endgame is a Luciferian New World Order, World Government led by the Anti-Christ, Global Supra-National Central Bank — ‘666’!
  • What If The “Crash” Is as Rigged as Everything Else? 
    Take your pick–here’s three good reasons to engineer a “crash” that benefits the few at the expense of the many.

    There is an almost touching faith that markets are rigged when they loft higher, but unrigged when they crash. Who’s to say this crash isn’t rigged?
     A few things about this “crash” (11% decline from all time highs now qualifies as a “crash”) don’t pass the sniff test.

    Why would “somebody” engineer a mini-crash and send volatility to “the world is ending” levels? There are a couple of possibilities.

    1. The Shock Doctrine.
     Naomi Klein’s landmark study of how manufactured crises are used to justify further consolidation of power, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, provides a blueprint for how financial crises set the stage for policies that extend the power of central and private banks and various state-private sector players.

    A soaring VIX and sudden crash certainly softens up the system for the next policy squeeze.

    2. A “crash” engineered to set up a buying opportunity for insiders.
     When easy gains get scarce, what better way to skim a quick 10% than engineer a “crash,” scoop up shares dumped by panicked punters and momo-following HFT bots spooked by “the world is ending” VIX spike, and then reverse the “crash” with another round of happy talk?

    3. Settling conflicts within the Deep State.
     I have covered the Deep State for years, in a variety of contexts–for example:

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August 27, 2015 Posted by | Economics, EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jeff Berwick: Global Market Meltdown – Shemitah Comes Early?

  • Published on Aug 25, 2015
    Jeff Berwick is interviewed by Kerry Lutz for the Financial Survival Network Podcast, topics include: the recent market crash and the Shemitah cycles, comparisons with previous market collapses, seven year cycles, an amazing number of events occurring around the 15th of September, the United Nations, jade helm, the explosions in China and US ammo dump in Japan, market turmoil, front running the market crash, interest rate hike, we are entering the end of the monetary system as we know it with or without the Shemitah dates so getting prepared as soon as possible is highly recommended.
  • The stock market meltdown is NOT the main event. Shemitah has not come early. The main event is a global financial and currency meltdown. It is still to come: Sep – Dec 2015.

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August 27, 2015 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Sinclair: Silver Will Be Gold On Steroids In Coming Rally. Plunge Protection Team Losing Control of Markets!

  • Jim Sinclair: Silver Will Be Gold On Steroids In Coming Rally. Plunge Protection Team Losing Control of Markets! 
    by Greg Hunter’s
    Legendary gold expert Jim Sinclair says what is going on right now in the stock market is just the warm-up act. Sinclair contends, “This is a pre-crash, and we are not making it through September without the real thing. Everybody is on credit. Main Street is on credit. This seems to be a bubble of historical proportion when it comes to the amount of money supporting the accepted lifestyles as being the new normal. Raising interest rates is impossible today. The market is so fragile. Nothing can come out that causes people any concern or derivatives any change, nothing whatsoever. We are going through a period of time where expecting nothing meaningful is a dream. These are times never experienced in financial history. . . .It is very possible that we are going to have a super civilization change. ”

    The US Plunge Protection Team is losing control of the markets, and Sinclair warns, “They got the dickens scared out of them. They actually backed off providing the funds necessary. . . . That’s your warning. The warning is markets can overrun plunge protection teams. Markets can and will overrun the manipulation of metals and currencies. The market will overrun the false strength in the US dollar. The idea that a lift in interest rates would be beneficial to the dollar is absolutely incorrect. We do know the limits of the Plunge Protection Team, and we do know the omnipotent power of the Fed is a total fallacy.”

    On gold, Sinclair says, “I didn’t call the top in gold in 1980 because of any kind of a system. I was told, I acted on what I was told.”

    His sources are talking again, and Sinclair says he was told: “Number one, the downside on gold is extraordinarily limited here. Two, the rally we are facing that will come in gold is going to be stupendous. Three, they tell me we may never call you back because this may be the rally you don’t sell. This may be the rally you don’t sell because gold is moving from a currency form to a valuation form. . . . This may be the last time we call you means this is a rally that is not meant to be sold. What is coming up in front of us is the Great Reset where currencies wear their gold like ladies wear a necklace, and the most beautiful necklace will be the strongest currency. The ladies without the necklace won’t be invited to the ball. Huge changes are coming. The dollar is always going to be with us, and the yuan and all of the currencies are still going to be there. We are not going to one single currency. The SDR (Special Drawing Rights) is nothing more than a glorified index of currencies. It’s a cure to nothing. How can a package of junk cure the problem of junk? It can’t. The two last men standing will be gold and gold on steroids—silver.”

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August 26, 2015 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Warning!! Global Meltdown: September and October 2015 Could Be The Most Tumultuous in Generations!

  • Published on Aug 24, 2015
    With the global economic meltdown already in full swing, the months of September and October 2015 could be looked back on in years to come as the most tumultuous in generations. Here’s what they’re NOT telling you about how this came about.
Financial Armageddon dead ahead !

Financial Armageddon dead ahead !


August 26, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CNN: Trading Was Halted 1,200 Times Monday

  • Trading was halted 1,200 times Monday
    The selling on Wall Street was so dramatic Monday that it triggered unprecedented emergency freezes on stocks. Stocks and exchange-traded funds were automatically halted more than 1,200 times, according to Nasdaq.

    The high level of trading pauses highlights just how extreme the selloff was in a short span of time. Fears about China’s economic slowdown caused the Dow to plummet over 1,000 points when the market opened. The Dow ended down 588 points, its worst decline since August 2011.

    Installed after the May 2010 flash crash, the so-called circuit breakers are designed to slow down dramatic selling or buying. They are typically triggered when stocks dive or spike by a certain amount in a matter of minutes. Think of it as a time out. Trading is halted for five minutes, giving investors a chance to calm down and allowing cooler heads to step into the market.

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August 26, 2015 Posted by | Economics | , , , | Leave a comment

“Biggest Rally Of 2015” Crashes Into Biggest Reversal Since Lehman

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August 26, 2015 Posted by | Economics | , , , | Leave a comment

Marc Faber on Market Collapse and the Stupidity of Central Banks

  • Published on Aug 24, 2015
    Jeff interviews investment adviser Marc Faber of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, topics include: central banking and inflation, commodities decline, QE4?, natural market adjustment, precious metals, China is the largest trading partner of 124 countries, interest rate hikes to small to have any influence, cheating the savers, massive government debt created by central banking and Keynesian fallacies, market drop to continue for 2 or 3 years, indexing and ETF’s have distorted the average, everyone should own some gold, the US is now a service economy, neocon agenda believes US above everyone else, Paul Krugman asserts that debt is good, living in Thailand, TDV Groups, moving away from the western world and more…


August 26, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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