by Mary Greeley:
by Mark O’Byrne, Gold Core: – Shrinkflation has hit 2,500 products in five years
– Not just chocolate bars that are shrinking
– Toilet rolls, coffee, fruit juice and many other goods
– Effects of shrinkflation been seen for “good number of years” – Consumer Association of Ireland
– Shrinkflation is stealth inflation, form of financial fraud
– Punishes vulnerable working and middle classes
– Gold is hedge against inflation and shrinkflation
“…Oompa Loompa doo-pa-dee doo…I’ve got another puzzle for you…”
…so sing the Oompa Loompas in Roald Dahl’s classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They sing this after each revolting child suffers a mishap during their visit to his glorious production plant. One child’s mishap results in him being shrunk down to a tiny miniature version, in perfect proportion to his full-size self.
This might have given confectioners and manufacturers an idea. Over 2,500 products have fallen victim to shrinkflation. A phenomenon whereby a product’s price either increases or remains the same whilst the size and or quality is reduced.
Currencies have been and are being debased in recent years and now goods and products are being reduced in size and debased.
by Joe Jarvis, The Daily Bell:
Sovereignman tells you why you should buy a safe, and store some cash and silver in there. Don’t be dependent on institutions.
2. Start Today Towards Obtaining a Second Passport, and a Foreign Bank Account.
It is always good to have options. Secure some money out of your government’s hands. Secure your ability to travel without your government’s permission.
by Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars:
Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, who says he was told by a senior Republican Congressman of a plot to “take out” President Trump, has confirmed that the intention is to “physically” remove Trump from office.
As we reported on Monday, Howard-Browne said he was told by the lawmaker, “There is a plot on Capitol Hill to take the president out, I said you mean by impeachment or by indictment – he said no, to take him out, he will be removed suddenly from office,” before adding, “you can read between the lines”.
The Pastor subsequently revealed that he had received a visit from the Secret Service as a result of his remarks, with agents keen to find out the name of the Congressman who passed on the warning.
“So right after I was on with Alex (Jones), they came into my office and they tried to get information from me concerning who the congressman was,” Howard-Browne told Infowars.
“And I said, ‘Look I’ll tell you what he said, but I cannot give you this information.’”
During an appearance on TruNews, Howard-Browne was asked by host Rick Wiles if the plan was to ensure Trump was “politically immobilized?”
“No, physically, no physically” Pastor Howard-Browne responded.
“I don’t care what they try to do, they are not going to succeed,” he continued. “America does not operate this way.”
Howard-Browne then mentioned how Ronald Reagan “never was the same” after he was shot and wounded by gunman John Hinckley Jr.
NASA spacecraft missions have proven that Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus have all suffered “climate change” … without any human activity whatsoever
by Lance D Johnson, Natural News: Temperature fluctuates, the weather shifts, and the climate never stays the same. It doesn’t matter where you live; it has always been this way on planet Earth. Through the course of many centuries, humans, animals, plants, and microbes have exhibited extraordinary resilience in the face of change and are all constantly adapting to this day.
But today there is a global movement that seeks to control these cycles, predict and manipulate the changes that naturally take place on our planet. This climate change movement seeks to control levels of atmospheric gases (primarily carbon dioxide) which humans naturally exhale. This climate change agenda seeks to engineer the Earth’s atmosphere in hopes of changing temperature and weather. The implications are unsettling.
The climate change agenda is only interested in proving that human activity is causing the planet to warm. Specifically, this agenda wants to target carbon dioxide as the problem. If they can prove that the Earth is warming by any measure, then they will correlate human activity’s release of carbon dioxide with any cherry-picked temperature increase data. However, correlation doesn’t always equate to causation, and even if scientists could accurately record a consistent temperature increase throughout the Earth’s land, air, soil, and water, why would carbon dioxide automatically be the “pollutant” to blame?
Maybe temperature and weather on Earth is impacted by sun cycles, orbit patterns, and the Earth’s relationship with the sun and other planets. In fact, NASA missions have documented climate change on other planets, including Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter. If carbon dioxide emissions from human activity were the extreme pollutant burning up planet Earth, then why have other planets experienced extreme heating, climate change, extraordinary storms, and massive changes in their atmospheres? None of these planets have humans present to destroy them, so why should we be worried that our breath is burning up the planet? The Earth has historically survived much greater threats.
The climate change that occurs on other planets puts everything into perspective. The Earth has survived extreme changes over many millennia, while orbiting the sun in a volatile solar system. Should humans really worry about their carbon footprint?
Mars is warming due to solar cycles
Mars is currently experiencing a period of warming as NASA scientists recognize that the planet is exiting a series of ice ages. Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of space research at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, has compared sun cycles with climate data from both Mars and Earth. He says that the current global warming on Mars suggests that any documented warming on Earth could also be caused by these solar cycles. “The long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars,” he said. His research isn’t always accepted by the climate change scientists who are dead set on correlating carbon dioxide emissions with warming temperatures, but Mr. Abdussamatov has a valid point. Both Earth and Mars experience orbital changes that affect how much sunlight reaches the planets’ surface. These orbital variations are called Milankovitch cycles. This large scale phenomenon makes the slight carbon dioxide emission influxes on Earth seem trivial in the grand scheme of things.
Carbon dioxide released by human activity pales in comparison to natural CO2 release
The amount of carbon dioxide released by human activity is indeed trivial when compared with the carbon dioxide that is released naturally by the Earth. Most of human-produced carbon dioxide emissions come from the energy sector and are derived from fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, and oil. The amount of carbon dioxide emission from fossil fuels totaled 33.2 billion tons worldwide in 2011. In comparison, the Earth’s oceans naturally produce 330 billion tons of carbon dioxide during normal ocean-atmosphere exchange. Dissolved carbon dioxide within the oceans is released into the air at the sea surface. Ironically, the oceans absorb similar amounts of carbon dioxide, which helps maintain balance. Animals and plants naturally respire 220 tons of carbon dioxide every year, as part of a cycle. It’s this natural cycle of carbon dioxide release that feeds plant life, resulting in more food and oxygen for humans.
by Joe Jarvis, The Daily Bell: Big government is the problem!”
“No, big business is the problem!”
What if their coexistence on such a large scale is the real problem? They each rely on the other for power. A corporation is a government creation, with legal definitions which protect it from market forces. And government laws and regulations are largely designed by corporate special interests.
It is a vicious cycle which arguably fits the definition of fascism. The government doesn’t own the means of production, but it regulates industry to the point that it might as well. A corporation can work through the government to make any law or regulation it wants which will give them an unfair advantage or kill a competitor. The government even directly hands corporations money in the form of bailouts, subsidies, and grants!
At this point, it is impossible to disentangle big business and big government. So when we talk decentralizing institutions, it is not just the government which needs to be split up.
Of course, many on the left seem to think the government is the institution needed to reign in big business. This is an absurd contradiction; government is what made big business the cronyistic monster it is today.
Likewise, we cannot expect the market to reign in government. Current market conditions prove the easiest way to turn a “profit” is by cozying up to the government, not by pitting your business against it.
But the left and right should agree that having a choice is better than being forced according to the whims of the majority. Or has the left learned nothing from the election of Donald Trump?
There is a dangerous meme on the left that government can solve all problems if the right people are in power. They claim the people control the government by voting, and that over the long run, the majority will do the right thing–as long as the left has control over public education, the media, and free speech.
by Julie Fidler, Natural Society:
A group of senators introduced a bill on July 25, 2017 in the hopes of banning Chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide implicated in the poisonings of farm workers. Introduced by Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico, the bill challenges President Trump’s efforts to loosen environmental regulations. 
by Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars:
Former Vice-President Al Gore suggested he may know something about events over the next few months in a cryptic comment he made on a TV chat show last night.
During an appearance on The Late Late Show, Gore responded to a joke by host James Corden by asking “to be serious for a moment”.
“I think the next few months may be a little challenging for our country and we best gird ourselves for it – this thing is not going well,” said Gore.