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  • Precious Metal Pandemonium - Silver Spikes Limit-Up, Gold Surges As China FX Basket Hits Record Low

    07/04/2016 4:55:56 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-4-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden Jul 3, 2016 10:50 PM Update: Silver just exploded above $21 - up almost 8% - its biggest single day surge since September 2013. Silver is limit up on SHFE as Gold is also surging back towards Brexit highs near $1360... China's CFETS Renminbi basket just hit a record low..(snip)Lots of on link(snip)
  • Fox News Poll: Trump widens lead in GOP race, Clinton-Sanders tightens

    04/14/2016 3:25:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 65 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Apr. 14, 2016 | Dana Blanton
    Donald Trump jumps to an 18-point lead over Ted Cruz this week with record high support for the Republican nomination. Trump tops Cruz by 45-27 percent among GOP primary voters in a new Fox News national poll on the 2016 election. John Kasich comes in third with 25 percent. Forty-five percent is a new high for Trump. The previous high was last month’s 41 percent.
  • Greek Banks Considering 30% Haircut On Deposits Over €8,000: FT

    07/03/2015 4:58:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies ^ | 7-3-15 | Zero Hedge
    Greek banks are preparing contingency plans for a possible “bail-in” of depositors amid fears The plans, which call for a “haircut” of at least 30 per cent on deposits above €8,000, sketch out an increasingly likely scenario for at least one bank, the sources said. A Greek bail-in could resemble the rescue plan agreed by Cyprus in 2013, when customers’ funds were seized to shore up the banks, with a haircut imposed on uninsured deposits over €100,000. Meanwhile, Yanis Varoufakis swears this is nothing but a "malicious rumor": FT report of a Gk Bank Bail In is a malicious rumour...
  • The Glenn Beck Program, Monday, Apr 22, 2013

    04/22/2013 7:05:30 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 196 replies ^ | Apr 22, 2013 | Glenn Beck
    The Glenn Beck Program Listen Live 9am-Noon ET Weekdays Today, Glenn is suppose to reveal the information he has on Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi,the Saudi Student who was reported as a person of interest in the Boston Marathon bombing. It should be an interesting radio show.
  • On Buying Gold & Silver for Survival Preparedness

    12/09/2011 4:32:06 AM PST · by Kartographer · 123 replies · 1+ views
    SHTF School ^ | 12/8/11 | Selco
    No, gold and silver was not like second money, or second value during SHTF, it was not even worth like in normal times, and in most of the cases it was dangerous to have it a lot (actually it was too dangerous to have anything in great amounts and let other people to know that) If you had for example 1000 gold coins, and let s say that one coin worth 150 USD in normal times, you could think that you are rich in shtf. But in reality it was hard to find someone who give you some food or...
  • Something Big Is Coming... and It's Going to Be BAD

    11/18/2011 2:20:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 83 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/18/11 | Phoenix Capital Research
    Something major is occuring in the markets today. The US economy peaked in 2007. However, throughout much of 2008, the stock market continued to rally despite the economic collapse as well as the financial system imploding. Throughout this period the credit markets jammed up and implied something VERY BAD was in the system. However, stock investors continued to pile into stocks because, well, frankly stocks always are the last to "get it." And when stocks finally did get it... it was quite a thing. This same environment is occurring today. Only this time the collapse is sovereign in nature: entire...
  • Economic Collapse? We’re Soaking In It!

    11/14/2011 5:13:00 PM PST · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    SHTF ^ | 11/14/11 | Brandon Smith
    A rather unobservant or at the very least “unlucky” man strolls across a faulty bridge; weathered, termite ridden, and over-traveled. He hops and skips and jumps about like a brain damaged orangutan without a care in the world. He does this not only because he is oblivious to the fundamental physics behind the workings of the bridge, and the structural signs of a bridge that is on the verge of collapse, but also because numerous highly paid “experts” on bridges have told him it is absolutely safe to do so. The bridge, of course, crumbles right under his feet, and...
  • BILL FLECKENSTEIN: The Money Printing Era Will Implode In One Or Two Years

    11/01/2011 1:55:28 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-1-2011 | Gus Lubin
    BILL FLECKENSTEIN: The Money Printing Era Will Implode In One Or Two Years Gus Lubin Nov. 1, 2011, 3:39 PM Bill Fleckenstein recommends gold above all as a hedge against money printing from the Fed and the ECB. In one or two years you'll be thankful, he tells King World News: Tomorrow the Fed is probably going to bring QE3 and meanwhile Europe is in a state of disarray. All of that will sort itself out bullishly for gold even if were to decline for the next couple of days. The Japanese, the British, the Swiss, the Americans are all...

    10/18/2011 5:53:27 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-18-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    <p>The number is out, and it's HOT!</p> <p>PPI hs jumped 0.8%, well above the 0.2% analysts had expected.</p> <p>Core PPI, which excludes food and energy, was only up 0.2%, which is still above the 0.1% that analysts had expected.</p> <p>The culprit? Blame food and energy.</p>
  • We’re Headed For A Crash, Says Seer Gerald Celente — Keep Buying Gold

    09/14/2011 9:51:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Ticker/Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/14/11 | Henry Blodget
    Famous forecaster Gerald Celente of Trends Research says the world's in the midst of another depression and that we're headed for another crash. Celente won't get specific about what he means by "crash," at least with respect to the stock market, but he's convinced that the world is going to the dogs. We'll have riots, he says. And wars. And society as we know it will continue to break down.
  • Gold & Silver Are Moving Higher… Much Higher! Says Analyst

    08/04/2011 8:57:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 08/04/2011 | Jeff Macke
    Every day is a good day to buy gold of late. It's an intoxicating state of affairs for those of us who already own the barbaric metal, which is exactly the problem. Being inordinately giddy over an investment, what Tony Montana called "getting high on your own supply", generally ends quite poorly. The question isn't so much whether or not gold has worked. It has. The question is if it's too late to enter or if this is a prudent time to take some profits. With the fundamentals widely understood, Breakout turned to technical analyst Peter Lee of UBS to...
  • Fed Preparing For US Default Says Plosser

    07/20/2011 5:52:15 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/20/11 | Tyler Durden
    That giant whooshing, and humming, sound you hear are all the printers at the basement of Marriner Eccles getting refills and start the warm up process. Because according to the Fed Charles Plosser the Federal Reserve is actively preparing for the possibility that the United States could default. Which can only mean one thing: an immediate paradrop of millions of $100 bricks to every man woman and child in the US since as we all know by know Tim Geithner has repeatedly confirmed the Treasury has absolutely no default plans. None.
  • Chapman: ‘There Is No Question Now That the Game Is Over’

    07/20/2011 9:00:01 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    TheSHTFPlan ^ | 11/20/11 | Mac Slavo
    The American people are broke. When 25% of the people have no income coming in and prices for basic goods continue to rise, there will be no upward movement in the economy. Consumers cannot spend, because they have nothing left – their incomes have been eliminated and so too has their credit. The only hope for growth is more easing by the Fed and more stimulus from Congress, but even that is masking the problem. We may see positive GDP growth as a result, as we have “officially” seen in recent quarters, but this is strictly a mathematical result of...
  • It Has Started: Wall Street Is Preparing For A Doomsday Scenario

    07/21/2011 7:26:09 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI ^ | 7-21-2011 | ya Wachtel
    It Has Started: Wall Street Is Preparing For A Doomsday Scenario Katya Wachtel Jul. 21, 2011, 9:15 AM If you're simply looking at their public statements, Wall Streeters seem to be alarmed about the debt crisis, but don't appear to be sliding into panic mode. In fact, they're just really good actors. Across the financial sector, many are preparing for a debt doomsday scenario, in which the U.S does in fact default, the New York Times reports. Firms are "taking steps to reduce the risk of holding Treasury bonds or angling for ways to make profits from any possible upheaval."...
  • It Has Started: Wall Street Preparing For Doomsday Scenario (Fund managers in Crisis Mode)

    07/21/2011 1:44:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/21/2011 | Katya Wachtel
    If you're simply looking at their public statements, Wall Streeters seem to be alarmed about the debt crisis, but don't appear to be sliding into panic mode. In fact, they're just really good actors. Across the financial sector, many are preparing for a debt doomsday scenario, in which the U.S does in fact default, the New York Times reports. Firms are "taking steps to reduce the risk of holding Treasury bonds or angling for ways to make profits from any possible upheaval." It's clear hedge funds have changed gears and many are in heavy de-risking mode, with billion dollar firms...
  • Leading Trend Forecaster: We Are Not Entering a New Recession (We're In A Depression)

    07/15/2011 4:26:02 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9-14-2011 | Mac Slavo
    Leading Trend Forecaster: We Are Not Entering a New Recession Mac Slavo July 14th, 2011 Trend forecaster Gerald Celente, of the Trends Research Institute, in his latest Trend Alert to subscribers, says that media presstitutes continue to sell Americans and the rest of the world the big lie of recovery. It’s nothing more than a cover-up. We never exited the recession that started in 2008.For the second consecutive month, employers added scarcely any jobs in June, startling evidence that the economic recovery is stumbling … The government also revised downward the small gain for the previous month to 25,000 new...
  • 10 Signs That The American People Are Starting To Freak Out About The Condition Of The Economy

    07/16/2011 3:58:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 137 replies · 1+ views
    Hawaii News Daily ^ | July 15, 2011 | Michael Snyder
    All over America, restlessness and frustration are growing. It has now been almost three years since the great financial crash of 2008, and yet the U.S. economy is still a complete and total mess. In fact, there are all sorts of signs that things are about to get even worse, and the American people are just about fed up. Virtually every major poll, survey and measure of consumer confidence shows that the American people are becoming more pessimistic about the economy. Millions of hard working Americans that worked their fingers to the bone for their employers and that did everything...
  • Neighborhood Prepper Meeting: Getting Together

    07/16/2011 3:33:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/16/11 | LDSPrepper
    I would like to thank my neighbors and friends for participating in our annual emergency preparedness meeting. Your comments and contributions were what made the meeting great. Hopefully we all left with a desire to be better prepared so our family and loved ones are well taken care of in the event of...
  • 15 Examples That Show Many Americans Have Become So Desperate That They Will Do Just About Anything

    More Americans than ever are desperate for money and many of them will do just about anything to get it. The crumbling U.S. economy has pushed millions of ordinary Americans to the brink of utter desperation. When it comes time to choose between being able to survive or breaking the law, many people are choosing to break the law... All over the country, there are areas where just about anything that is not bolted down is being stolen. A lot of people have resorted to making money however they can - selling drugs, selling their bodies, shoplifting, invading homes, taking...
  • G-20 announces measures to stabilize food prices

    06/23/2011 12:00:21 PM PDT · by EBH · 37 replies
    yahoo/ap ^ | 6/23/11 | PAUL SCHEMM
    World Bank President Robert Zoellick appeared at the ministers' side during the news conference to express his support for the new measures and the seriousness of price swings. "We are not going to be able to stop food prices from going up and down, but we can smooth out the swings and we can protect the poor whether they are small farmers or consumers," he said. One of the key aspects of the new accord is the Agricultural Market Information System that would stave off panic food speculation by making instantly available to all countries the state of world food...
  • Have container, will settle

    06/21/2011 2:45:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 6/21/11 | Bill Trotter
    Try as they might, Trevor Seip and Jennifer Sansosti cannot contain their excitement. The young engaged couple recently shipped their lives from out of state to a rustic, 63-acre property they bought on Winkumpaugh Road, where they hope to build a home and future together. They are not the first to move to rural Maine from a more heavily populated part of the East Coast — Pennsylvania in their case — with dreams of homesteading in the woods. Nor are they the first to do so while in possession of a well-thumbed copy of “The Good Life,” the 1954 book...
  • 55 Preparedness Items

    06/21/2011 1:14:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    There are many survival preparedness items that you can store now, and “forget” about, which you may need later during varying degrees of an emergency. The following are 55 suggested items that you can store and have ready.

    06/13/2011 10:16:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 70 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6/13/11 | Mac Slavo
    Trend forecaster Gerald Celente of the Trends Journal advises subscribers of his quarterly newsletter that the collapse is on it’s way and will become apparent to the population of the entire world in short order. While pundits argue over whether or not a double dip recession is coming, many on the street have finally begun to realize that another recession is the least of our problems.
  • Roubini Says “Perfect Storm” May Clobber Global Economy

    06/13/2011 11:37:35 AM PDT · by edpc · 23 replies
    The Daily Ticker - Yahoo Finance ^ | 13 June 2011 | Henry Blodget
    NYU Professor Nouriel Roubini has seized the headlines again this morning, warning that a "perfect storm" of economic disasters may smash the global economy in 2013. Roubini's perfect storm consists of four factors: -The U.S.'s basket-case of an economy and budget deficit, -A potential slowdown in China, -European debt restructuring and -Stagnation in Japan. Roubini says there's a one-in-three chance that these factors will clobber growth in 2013.
  • Prepper Thoughts on Martial Law: VANITY

    06/12/2011 10:36:20 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 55 replies
    6/12/11 | dagogo redux
    I am posting this vanity to take the pulse of fellow Freepers regarding the possibility of martial law being imposed, and your thoughts on the best way to react when it is. I’ve been something of a “prepper” for a few years now, watching history unfold and putting store by the truth of the old Boy Scout Motto. I’ve watched our imperfect US Constitution be easily subverted, but I have held fast to my faith in the much more fundamental Declaration of Independence. Preparedness, the “eternal vigilance” our Forefathers’ spoke of, has seemed a patriotic duty in these dark times....
  • Emergency Preparedness….Top Post-Collapse Barter Items And Trade Skills

    06/11/2011 3:46:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 310 replies ^ | 6/11/11 | randyedye
    In today’s “modern” globalist economy, we have relied upon centralized and highly manipulated trade, forced interdependency, senseless and undisciplined consumption, endless debt creation, welfare addiction, and the erosion of quality, as a means to sustain a system that ultimately is DESIGNED to erode our freedoms not to mention our ability to effectively take care of ourselves. We have been infantized by our financial environment. In the near future, those who wish to live beyond a meager staple of government handouts (if any are even given) will be required to make a 180 degree reversal from their current lifestyle of dependency...
  • How to survive a Depression today

    06/12/2011 8:42:06 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 46 replies
    How to survive a depression How to Survive A Depression Today Solutions On This Site - How To Survive A Depression A Global Depression Survival Store and Resource Site Many of us are wondering how to survive a depression today in 2010. Current global economies appear to be on a downward spiral and there is no end in sight. Everyday there's a new industry that is tanking. The key is to plan on how to survive a depression without anyone telling you that a depression is full swing. By the time they tell you it's a depression it will be...
  • ‘It can happen to you’

    06/13/2011 8:40:08 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 64 replies
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | 6/13/11 | Mariann Martin
    Get a kit.” “Make a plan.” “Be informed.” For years, Evonne Richards had seen the signs and read the messages urging her to prepare for an emergency. A mother of four, she found it easy to push off the task. After all, the only threat that seemed likely in the landlocked 21 acres where the family had lived 27 years was a house fire. In September, she finally printed off the checklist from She stockpiled about 60 gallons of water in empty milk and juice containers, adding a dash of bleach to each. She bought a three-day supply of...
  • Ten Things Update: 2011

    06/10/2011 9:23:14 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 6/10/11 | Karl Denninger
    Be prepared to "shelter in place" or "bug out" as appropriate. "Wilding" events have already happened in some major cities. This is likely to spread if there is a "fiscal" or "monetary" accident and the "FSA" (free **** army) funds get cut off. These events could spread very quickly, and many large cities could go near-feral within days. You need to know what you're going to do about that if it happens. If you think it can't, you're wrong - it both can and might. Being prepared costs nothing. Being unprepared might cost you your life. Consider walking down the...
  • The Handling of the Economic Crisis May Lead to Civil Unrest

    06/09/2011 10:09:15 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 60 replies ^ | 6/9/11 | George Washington
    Reality is beginning to break through. Gas and grocery prices are on the rise, home values are down, and vast majorities think the country is on the wrong track. The result is sadness and frustration, but also an inchoate rage more profound than the sign-waving political fury documented during the elections last fall. -SNIP- •Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair said: "The global economic crisis ... already looms as the most serious one in decades, if not in centuries ... Economic crises increase the risk of regime-threatening instability if they are prolonged for a one- or two-year period," said...
  • 10 Tipping Points Which Could Potentially Plunge The World Into A Horrific Economic Nightmare

    06/07/2011 5:47:57 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    Hawaii Nnews Ddaily ^ | 6/7/11 | Michael Snyder
    The global economy has become so incredibly unstable at this point that it is not going to take much to plunge the world into a horrific economic nightmare. The foundations of the world economic system are so decayed and so corrupted that even a stiff breeze could potentially topple the entire structure over. Over the past couple of months a constant parade of bad economic news has come streaming in from Europe, Asia and the United States. Signs of an impending economic slowdown are everywhere. So what “tipping point” will trigger the next global economic downturn? Nobody knows for sure,...
  • A Greater Depression

    06/07/2011 6:07:06 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/7/11 | Bob Livingston
    Currently, about 18.5 percent of American males between the ages of 18 and 55 are unemployed. About 44 million Americans are on food stamps. How long before we see riots in America like those in the Middle East and North Africa? They may be starting already. Over the Memorial Day weekend, there were no fewer than seven incidents of riots or near riots in large crowds. Mob incidents, shootings, fights and looting broke out New York City; Rochester, N.Y.; Chicago; Miami; Myrtle Beach, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; Decatur, Ala.; and Boston. Beaches, water parks and streets were shut down. In recent...
  • The US Economy Visualized in 10 Horrifying Economic Charts

    06/01/2011 7:14:04 AM PDT · by WILLIALAL · 52 replies ^ | March 18, 2011 | Ken Cauley
    The America Family Association has organized ten powerful economic graphs that put financial facts and figures into visual form. Sometimes you can quote economic statistics to people until you are blue in the face and it won’t do any good, but when those same people see charts and pictures suddenly it all sinks in. As you examine the economic charts below, pay special attention to what has been happening to the U.S. economy over the last 30 or 40 years.
  • Suddenly Everyone Is Warning About The Next Financial Collapse

    05/31/2011 9:50:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies ^ | 5/31/11 | Michael Snyder
    The following is just a sampling of the financial warnings that we have seen in recent days from some prominent voices.... *Economist Nouriel Roubini: "I think right now we're on the tipping point of a market correction. Data from the U.S., from Europe, from Japan, from China are suggesting an economic slowdown." *Jim Rogers: "I would expect to see some serious problems in the foreseeable future….By 2011, 2012, 2013, 2013, I don't know when, we're going to have an economic slowdown again." *Mark Mobius, the executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management's emerging markets group: "There is definitely going to be...
  • Five Things You Need to Know: I'm Finished (coming collapse of our financial system)

    06/01/2011 12:21:06 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    Minyanville ^ | 6/1/11 | Kevin Depew
    These are the worst of all possible times. Just ask any cab driver. The US default and inevitable currency collapse is only the tip of the iceberg. Hyperinflation, or deflation, or stagnation, take your pick. There will be no winners this time; we will all be impoverished by the banking system, slaves to the global elite. Government has never been more corrupt. Businessmen and bankers, never more villainous. Our schools are failing. College is a scam. The environment is being polluted, our children's future traded away in a maze of carbon credits and energy derivatives. Or, on the other side...
  • The War Against Capitalism

    10/20/2010 8:51:57 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 10-20-10 | Stoutcat
    It’s a very subtle ploy, that statement, ”already making more money than most will earn in a lifetime.” Does it make you feel good? Glad for those billionaires, and proud of their enterprenurial spirit? Or does it make you feel slightly envious that these young kids will make more than you’ll ever see in your life? Yeah, me too. The ongoing repetition (only slightly unpalatable in single instances) permeates society these days. It’s in the press, on television, online… all the time. Captialism is evil; tax the rich; make the rich pay their fair share; they’ll make more than you’ll...
  • Kanye West teeth: Rapper shows off his permanent diamond and gold chompers

    10/22/2010 12:54:01 AM PDT · by tlb · 37 replies · 2+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | October 20th 2010, | Shari Weiss
    Don't count Kanye West as an official member of the ill grill club. His new chompers are all real - and permanent. After tweeting a picture in July that showed the hip-hop artist had a mouth full of bling, West explained on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Tuesday that he actually had gold and diamonds inserted to replace his bottom of row of teeth because he "just thought the diamonds were cooler." "I just like diamond teeth and I didn't feel like having to take them out all the time," West said.
  • What Would Milton Friedman Say About Fed Policy Under Bernanke?

    10/20/2010 5:13:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 20, 2010 | DAVID BECKWORTH AND WILLIAM RUGER
    Four years after his death, Milton Friedman's thoughts on monetary policy remain as relevant today as they were 30 years ago. Even Fed Chairman "Helicopter Ben" Bernanke (whose nickname comes from Friedman's famous "helicopter drop" idea for overcoming deflation) has referenced the Chicago don as an inspiration for his actions. However, Friedman's views may not be well understood even by those who would claim him as their intellectual fountainhead — which could be problematic for policy-making. So what would Milton Friedman say about our current monetary policy? First, low interest rates do not necessarily mean monetary policy is loose. Friedman...
  • What Can We Expect Next from the Bernanke Fed?

    10/18/2010 11:08:18 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 9 replies ^ | Robert W. Garrison
    On October 15, Ben Bernanke spoke at the Boston Fed's conference, "Monetary Policy in a Low-Inflation Environment." His remarks were long and ponderous and consisted mostly of "Fedspeak" along with seeming excerpts from a typical intermediate-macroeconomics textbook. He rehashed the Fed's statutory mandate of maximum employment and price stability — which comes from the Keynes-inspired Full Employment Act of 1946. He explained that the two goals compete for the Fed's attention, which means that neither goal can be pursued singlemindedly. In the short run, advancing on one front may entail retreating on the other. In the long run, the Fed...
  • Keep pressuring Federal Reserve

    10/17/2010 11:50:44 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271
    Youtube ^ | RidleyReport
    Citizens need to do their job and pressure the FED.
  • Vanilla Ice: "I Made Millions" Flipping Houses

    10/12/2010 10:48:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 10/12/10
    The rapper, who gave the world the hit single "Ice Ice Baby" in the early '90s, is showcasing his little-known talent for flipping homes in his new DIY Network show "The Vanilla Ice Project." Robert Van Winkle, a.k.a Vanilla Ice, chats about remodeling houses for 15 years and his new album. Video at site.
  • Fed Calls US Economy "Unsustainable"

    10/06/2010 5:00:25 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 37 replies
    Partisan-news ^ | October 6, 2010 | Nick
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a speech in Rhode Island on Monday. Bernanke warned the audience of the Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council that the state of American finances is "unsustainable." Bernanke is quoted as saying: "Let me return to the issue of longer-term fiscal sustainability. As I have discussed, projections by the CBO and others show future budget deficits and debts rising indefinitely, and at increasing rates. To be sure, projections are to some degree only hypothetical exercises. Almost by definition, unsustainable trajectories of deficits and debts will never actually transpire, because creditors would...
  • The New Dichotomy

    08/31/2010 9:33:48 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 7 replies
    An insight into how liberals and conservatives differ not just in politics but also ways of thinking.
  • Super-rich buy gold by ton

    10/04/2010 10:45:38 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 57 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | October 5, 2010
    GENEVA - THE world's wealthiest people have responded to economic worries by buying gold by the bar - and sometimes by the ton - and by moving assets out of the financial system, bankers catering to the very rich said on Monday. Fears of a double-dip downturn have boosted the appetite for physical bullion as well as for mining company shares and exchange-traded funds, UBS executive Josef Stadler told the Reuters Global Private Banking Summit. 'They don't only buy ETFs or futures; they buy physical gold,' said Mr Stadler, who runs the Swiss bank's services for clients with assets of...
  • Censorship attempt as NH secessionists chalk Fed compound

    09/08/2010 9:30:23 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | RidleyReport
    A peaceable invasion of Concord's Federal building triggers a mostly restrained police response. But it's marred when one cop tries to tell me I can't audio record his attempts to speak with me... A thought: The British writer G.K. Chesterton used to say there were a couple of endearing things about the French monarchy, which made it in some ways superior to western "democracies." He said it was like a mountain.... You couldn't move it, but it would let you sprawl all over it without striking you down. My understanding is that average people were easily able to enter the...
  • U.S. Monetary System Is In Serious Trouble

    09/12/2010 7:10:38 PM PDT · by blam · 76 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 9-12-2010 | Bob Chapman
    U.S. Monetary System Is In Serious Trouble Interest-Rates / US Bonds Sep 11, 2010 - 01:20 PM By: Bob Chapman There is no question the US monetary system is in serious trouble and the situation continues to deteriorate. The smug elitist owners of the system are not getting the desired results and there is great consternation among the players. Since 1913 in running US monetary policy the Fed has had one recession after another and two depressions. The second one is the one we are now in. The Fed’s creation was mainly to end recessions and depressions, something obviously they...
  • World's Most Expensive Cheese Sandwich ($170.00 USD - Deluxe Taste Alert)

    09/11/2010 4:00:38 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 38 replies
    BBC News ^ | 09/11/2010 | BBC News
    The Frome Cheese Show claims to be the oldest in the country. And organisers hope its cheese sandwich, costing £110.59, is the world's most expensive. It was created by Bath-based chef Martin Blunos and is made with cheddar blended with white truffles and sprinkled with gold dust. There is no current official record for the most expensive cheese sandwich. Mr Blunos said: "We Brits are known to love our cheese sandwiches and here's one that is fit for the banqueting table. Martin Blunos with cheese sandwich Martin Blunos has applied to Guinness World Records to have the sandwich recognised "The...
  • What Bernanke doesn’t understand about deflation

    09/06/2010 8:44:36 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies
    Steve Keen's Debtwatch ^ | August 29th, 2010 | by Steve Keen
    Bernanke’s recent Jackson Hole speech didn’t contain one reference to the key force driving the American economy right now: private sector deleveraging (here’s the previous year’s speech for comparison’s sake). The reason the US economy is not recovering from this crisis is because all sectors of American society took on too much debt during the false boom of the last two decades, and they are now busily getting themselves out of debt any way they can. Debt reduction is now the real story of the American economy, just as real story behind the apparent free lunch of the last two...
  • If Ron Paul changed his stance on foreign policy would you vote for him in 2012?

    09/05/2010 12:24:46 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 98 replies
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  • Vanity: Let's have a rational discussion on Ron Paul and the Liberty Movement

    08/16/2010 12:09:43 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 94 replies
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