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Leaked Pentagon Report Confirms ‘Radioactive Tsunami’ Is Not Just A ‘Conspiracy Theory’: Most Devastating Russian Secret Weapon Could Kill Millions

by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:

– We remind you that the website Deagel.com shows NO North Korea in 2025

While Hillary Clinton, the DNC and the mainstream media are more than happy to call many stories published by the independent news media ‘fake news’, we get more proof today within a new Daily Mail story that quite often, the independent news media is simply way ahead of the completely censored MSM.

While on Monday, the Daily Mail put out a story titled “Russia has an underwater nuclear drone capable of carrying a 100-megaton warhead, leaked Pentagon report says” within which they reported upon a top-secret Russian submarine called ‘Status-6’, code-named ‘Kanyon’ by the Pentagon here in the US, we here at ANP weren’t the least bit surprised. 

With ‘Status-6’ designed to have the capability of carrying 100-megaton nuclear warheads and detonating them underwater, back on May 3rd of 2017, we published a story on ANP in which we reported on the capabilities of ‘Status-6’ which include potentially creating a tsunami of up to 500 meters high. In fact, all the way back on December 16th of 2016, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry submitted a story to ANP which was titled “Insider Warns Russian ‘Robot Submarines’ Could Carry ‘Mysterious Doomsday Bombs’ Capable Of Generating Tsunamis Able To Inundate US Coastal Cities And Seaboard”

As we had reported in our May 3rd story, The Washington Free Beacon had reported upon ‘Kanyon’ all the way back in December of 2016 while also in December of that year, the Independent Barents Observer published a story titled “Did Russia test doomsday weapon in Arctic waters?” within which they reported the following stunning information.:

A (submarine) drone diving down to 1,000 meters could go undetected with its payload to the American east coast. 

Designed to cause devastating damage.

“The drone is designed to destroy important economic installations of the enemy in coastal areas and cause guaranteed devastating damage to the country’s territory by creating wide areas of radioactive contamination, rendering them unusable for military, economic or other activity for a long time,” reads the translation BBC made from the slide shown by Channel One. 

Speaking to the BBC, Konstantin Sivkov with the Russian Geopolitical Academy says a 100 megatons warhead could produce a tsunami up to 500 meters high, wiping out all living things 1,500 kilometers deep inside US territory. 

From the 2016 Washington Free Beacon story.:

Russia calls the drone development program the “Ocean Multipurpose System ‘Status-6.'” 

The developer is Russia’s TsKB MT Rubin design bureau, the defense industry entity that builds all Russia’s submarines. 

U.S. intelligence agencies estimate the Kanyon secret underwater drone will be equipped with megaton-class warheads—the largest nuclear weapons in existence, with the killing power of millions of tons of TNT. 

The weapon likely could be used against U.S. ports and bases, including those used by ballistic missile submarines.

As we reported in our May 3rd ANP story, a tsunami created by ‘Kanyon’ could bring a nuclear nightmare to America with a radioactive wave potentially barrelling hundreds of miles inland, leaving most of the East coast underwater as we see in the US topography map below which shows anything in shades of gray underwater should a 1,500′ high tsunami strike the East coast. 

Read More @ AllNewsPipeline.com

170 Million Americans Drink Radioactive Tap Water — Are You One of Them?

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from The Anti Media:

According to a new bombshell report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), tap water for more than 170 million Americans contains radioactive elements that may increase the risk of cancer. The group examined 50,000 public water systems throughout the United States and found from 2010 to 2015, more than 22,000 water utilities reported radium in treated water.

Radiation in tap water poses serious health threats, particularly for children, and women during pregnancy.

The most common radioactive element the EWG found was radium. Studies show that radium above the EPA legal limit may cause depression of the immune system, anemia, cataracts, fractured teeth, and of course cancer.

Radium is a naturally occurring radioactive element that resides on the earth’s crust. The EWG emphasizes that higher radium levels in tap water occur when uranium mining or oil and gas drilling exploration companies disturb the earth’s geology. The process triggers radiation called “ionizing because it can release electrons from atoms and molecules, and turn them into ions,” explained the EWG. The EPA warns that all ionizing radiation is carcinogenic, implying that radium above the EPA limit is all too prevalent in America and it could be causing lots of cancer.

In 158 public water systems serving some 276,000 Americans in 27 states, the EWG found that radium exceeded the federal legal ceiling for radium-226 and radium-228.

The EWG’s Tap Water Database covers six radioactive contaminants, including radium, radon, and uranium. The database shows radium-226 and radium-228 are the two most common forms of radiation in every state.

The EWG expresses frustration with the 41-year old federal drinking water standards that are not designed to protect human health. New public health goals were set in 2006 by the California Office of Environmental Hazard Assessment, but have been widely overlooked by the federal government.

Federal drinking water standards are based on the cost and feasibility of removing contaminants, not scientific determinations of what is necessary to fully protect human health. And like many EPA tap water standards, the radium limits are based on decades-old research rather than the latest science.

The EPA’s tap water limits on the combined level of the radium isotopes and the combined level of alpha and beta particles were set in 1976. They were retained in 2000, when the uranium standard was established.

To more accurately assess the current threat of radiation in U.S. tap water, we compared levels of the contaminants detected by local utilities not to the EPA’s 41-year-old legal limits, but to the public health goals set in 2006 by the respected and influential California Office of Environmental Hazard Assessment.

California public health goals are not legally enforceable limits, but guidelines for levels of contaminants that pose only a minimal risk – usually defined as no more than one expected case of cancer in every million people who drink the water for a lifetime.

California standards are hundreds of times more stringent than the current EPA limits for radium-226 and radium-228. If the federal government adopted the new tests, it would mean that no more than one case of cancer per million people per water supply. That would likely cause a public health emergency across the United States, but apparently, that is something the government has no intentions in doing in the intermediate time. So, for now, Americans will enjoy a higher risk of cancer one glass of water at a time, because, perhaps, cancer is very profitable for pharmaceutical companies, or the country is just flat broke and cannot afford new infrastructure.

Read More @ TheAntiMedia.com

WATCH: Cops Raid Park, Arrest a Dozen People, Including a Child—For Helping the Homeless

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

To “protect” society from the likes of “criminals” who’d dare to help out the homeless, police raided a park Sunday and arrested more than a dozen people.

El Cajon, CA — In spite of the myriad of stories over the years, in which police and governments across the United States have been exposed as tyrants, cities and their armed agents continue to persecute good people who help those less fortunate than them. The latest case of police oppressing those who’d dare to help the homeless comes out of El Cajon, California this week in which more than a dozen good Samaritans were arrested.

In October of last year, the El Cajon City Council unanimously voted to ban the act of sharing food on city-owned property. This ban was put in place for the ostensible purpose of preventing the spread of hepatitis A.

While the government held the fear of hep A over everyone’s head as a reason to not share food, their hypocrisy was revealed in the details of the law.

If a group of people attempts to hand out food as a charitable act, they are in violation of the law and are subject to arrest. However, if a group of people hands out food for non-charitable acts—such as birthday parties, group events, etc.—then they are not in violation of the law and are not subject to arrest.

Naturally, the good citizens of El Cajon saw the law for what it is—as hep A certainly cannot differentiate between charitable and non-charitable food—and they moved to stop this war on the homeless.

A group called Break the Ban organized the event on Sunday knowing they were in violation of the law but also knowing that what they were doing was morally right.

“It was absolutely necessary to break this law until they were willing to enforce it, and, now that they have, we will continue this fight in court,” said another organizer, Shane Parmely.

Mark Lane, one of the organizers of the event told the San Diego Union-Tribune that more than a dozen people—including a 14-year-old child—were arrested at the Wells Park.

Showing the sheer hypocritical nature of the arrests, the group was also handing out toiletries which would actually help to prevent the spread of hep A, yet they were still arrested.

“This park is part of city property so you aren’t allowed to food share,” the officer in the video below says. “…If you guys continue to food share, then you guys are subject to arrest, all right?”

Knowing that what they were doing was right, despite the police making their announcement, the group disobeyed and continued to hand out food and supplies to the homeless.

That is when the arrests began.

Most of the folks arrested were each charged with a misdemeanor for violating El Cajon municipal code 1.28.010, which prohibits “food sharing” in public spaces for charitable reasons.

In what was likely a PR move by police, none of the people who were arrested were actually taken to jail. Instead, they were given notices to appear in court for their charges.

Smugly speaking to NBC 7, Councilmember Ben Kalasho addressed the good Samaritans, telling them that if they really wanted to help “you can go out there, pick them up, take them back to your house and feed them and board them and room them and have them take a shower if you’re really wanting to help.”

However, this would most likely be against some other ordinance. As TFTP reported last week, cities have ordinances in places that prohibit property owners from providing temporary refuge to homeless people unless they meet rigorous industrial standards.

Greg Schiller, a good Samaritan in Chicago, learned the hard way about the police state who forced him to stop helping homeless people by threatening to condemn his home and charge him.

The good news is that the kind-hearted folks at Break the Ban have no intention of stopping what they are doing. They are going to continue to break the law because people need their help.

“Our goal is to get the ban overturned and sit down and figure out how to humanely deal with something that’s not going away,” Lane said.

Change does not come from sitting idly by and rolling over. True change comes when good people decide it is time to break bad laws.

Read More @ TheFreeThoughtProject.com

Hawaii’s False Alarm: 10 Ways to Prepare for WWIII

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by Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition:

ReadyNutrition Readers, by now you’re poignantly aware of the false-alarm that was raised in Hawaii on Saturday 1/13/18.  For 38 minutes there was wholesale panic and alarm after the following message alert was sent out to cell phones and over the TV and radio throughout the state:

“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”  (Hawaii Emergency Management Agency)

This message was later rescinded as a false-alarm.  Great, huh?  In the meantime, people panicked.  News reports told of people gathered in hotel lobbies in a state of semi-paralysis, wondering what to do.  One woman (a schoolteacher) attempted to enter a shelter only to find that it was locked.  A professional golfer and his family hid beneath a mattress in the bathroom of a hotel, hoping the attack was not happening.  Other people placed their children inside of storm drains, and still others called authorities with no answer.

Preparing Falls to You

The bottom line: the government was not prepared to deal with it had it been an actual emergency, and individuals were next to helpless in the face of the threat.

The government will not be able to help you, even if they wanted to.  That leaves you, Mr. John Q. Public or Mrs. Mary Public to inform, prepare, and act with your family should an event such as this become reality.  Are you prepared?  Do you have a plan in order?

Inform yourself:

The Family Preparedness Guide to Surviving a Nuclear Disaster

15 Priorities You Need to Follow In the Event of a Nuclear War

What You Need to Know About Nuclear Attacks

An Urban Guide to Surviving a Nuclear Attack

Naysayers and skeptics would have you say there’s no need.  So, the government of Russia holds yearly drills to shelter all Muscovites in the subway system and in municipal shelters.  China has been building community shelters in rural areas. But there’s no need, right?

10 Ways You Need to Prepare for WWIII

Skeptics will tell you it won’t happen, but they’ll be pounding down your door to take supplies from you and yours…maybe more…when it comes and catches them unprepared.  How about getting a plan together beforehand?  Emergency actions.  You’ll have problems if you’re in the city…any city that may be a target.  You must try, though…there will be a lot of people who will not…until the last minute, and then they’ll just be reacting in a frenzy.  Let’s make a basic, starter plan.

  1. Research existing fallout shelters: Under the Clinton presidency, the civil defense system was shut down in 1996. Go to your local municipal government building and you may be able to find lists or plans of older buildings that have a fallout shelter rating…and then locate the one nearest your home. Here is information from FEMA on emergency shelters and safe rooms.
  2. Food: you’ll need a substantial supply, and be able to transport that supply if you’re in an urban area, or in an area that is likely to receive either a direct strike or some fallout. MRE’sfreeze-dried foodcanned goods, dried food…these for starters.
  3. Water: this is tougher, as it is no light matter to transport several hundred gallons of water anywhere. You want a method for purifying it, concentrating on drawing no supply from a radioactive source, and then taking care of any toxins, by germs or the products or waste of man.  Filters and chemical purifiers are warranted here.
  4. Medical supplies/tools/ weapons/ communications gear: the latter may be no good to you after a strike (because of the EMP, or Electromagnetic Pulse effects of either an EMP weapon or a nuke discharged in the atmosphere for such a purpose)
  5. Each Family member needs an individual plan: when it happens, everyone needs to know where to go and what to do…a linkup point to meet one another and rally.
  6. A hide location out of the blast area safe from fallout: yes, a prepared bug out location that is ready for all of you to make your way there either together or separately. Note: this last one is the “biggie” for the naysayers…yet this is the way it is.  There are all kinds of “moaning” comments, such as “Well, who can afford a place in the mountains?” or “You’ll never be able to travel when it hits,” yada, yada, ad infinitum.  In the end, it’s on you, and it’s tough if you don’t, but it is not anyone’s responsibility but your own.  Nobody is obligated to ensure that you survive, or take the necessary measures to help you do so.  If you can afford the property, you better buy it in advance or structure your lifestyle to enable you to live in an area that meets the requirements for survival.  If not, you do what you can.  The skeptics can stay where they are, physically and mentally.  Be under no illusion, though, that if they need to depart their area, they’ll come to yours and take what you have: their needs “justifying” their actions.
  7. You need to have a primary and alternate route to reach haven, and the means to make it there:  As I mentioned, this is all on you: ultimately you are responsible for the steps you need to take
  8. Definitive Action: When the alarm goes off? Better to be “wrong” one thousand times and in your shelter, executing your plan safe and sound, than for the real thing to occur and you disregard it, and stay in the backyard on the lawn chair guarding the barbeque grill.
  9. Remain in that shelter for a sufficient amount of time: this is where a Faraday cage-protected radio or scanner may come in handy. Remember that the Compton Effect from an EMP lasts for a while, so don’t pull those devices out immediately…or have s
    everal cages with duplicate radios in it so you can afford to lose one if necessary.  Monitor to see if any “all clear” is given, or if it’s safe to emerge.  If it’s real?  Oh, you’ll know, all right.
  10. Use your instincts, as well as your knowledge: We’re “hard-wired” for this. If it feels “wrong,” it probably is wrong.  If the guy running up to you with a smile is offering his help?  He probably wants to do something the opposite of friendly.  If it feels as if you’re walking into a trap if you’re sheltering somewhere, then it probably is.  Murphy’s Law: what can go wrong, will go wrong.  Use your instincts and trust in them.

Read More @ ReadyNutrition.com

Our Leaders Have Sold America to the United Nations

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

The head of UN immigration, boldy and inappropriately stated that the United States should be celebrating mass immigration. The UN is championing the fact that Europe has been overrun by millions of immigrants from Africa and the Middle East from cultures that do not assimilate with the West. The leaders of Western governments are ignoring the rapes, the murders and the massive accomodations that the locals are being subjected to.

In Germany, people cannot cannot criticize the government’s immigration policies, in social media, or risk going to prison. German citizens have been incarcerated for Facebook posts about immigration which are not flattering or supportive of the insanity.  Many German citizens have been forced, as previously reported on The Common Sense Show, to vacate their rented homes in favor of the new immigrants. In Sweden, the number one crime is the rape of Swedish women by immigrants. Please spare me the argument that not all the immigrant participate in these heinous crimes. The fact is that these crimes present a clear and present danger to the locals that did not exist prior to the massive wave of disorganized and unscreened immigration.

In Britain, their National Health Service is on the verge of collapse. Why? It has been crushed under the weight of immigrants that take from the system and do not put anything back (eg pay taxes).

Despite all of these problems, the United Nations champions massive, disorganized immigration. Why? Because it serves to dilute the culture. Oh, I know this is a conspiracy theory and as some would have you believe there is no such thing as a conspiracy. But before you can install a new world order, you must destroy the existing cultures and the spirit of nationalism.

Thing are so bad in France, that the French Jews are saynig in ever-increasing numbers that they are going to have to relocate for their own safety and some are even saying that by 2030, France will be empty of Jews. And through all of this, the United Nations thinks that this is a good idea.

Russian Immigration

Why is it that the Russians are responsive to the needs and safety of their people? Their women are not being raped by immigrants. Their Jewish population does not feel that their entire ethnicity is under threat. Their healthcare is not near collapse because of immigrant related expense.

The Russians are fiercely nationalistic. I deplore their system of government, but I praise their sensitivty to their people. If one wants to enter Russa as an immigrant, they must have permission of the government. They are jailed if they do not. They must also prove they are worthy of being admitted to the country. The Russians have a merit based system of immigration. Unless one can prove that they have something to contribute to Russia, they do not get in. And they damn sure don’t have people marching in the streets demanding special priviliages that the citizens of that country do not get. The Russians make it clear to immigrants that they must have skills that contribute to the country or they do not get in.

As an aside, the Russians drill the population on how to survive a nuclear attack and actually rehearse it. In America, as evidenced by the Hawaii fake attack, we scare the hell out of the people by mistaken announcements of war in which our total lack of citizen preparation shows up.  Out government, in this instance could give a damn about the people. In this spirit, the government does not feel the need for merit based immigration. To hell with the citizens. And people wonder why I advocate for unelecting most incumbents at the Congressional level.

Meanwhile Back In the US

Illegal immigration is producing a financial burden to this country that is unsustainable.

Unauthorized immigrants make up 5.1% of the U.S. labor force. In the U.S. labor force, there were 8.1 million unauthorized immigrants either working or looking for work in 2015. Among the states, Nevada (10%), California (9%), Texas (9%) and New Jersey (8%) had the highest shares of unauthorized immigrants in their labor forces. In most cases, taxes are not being collected. Off-the-books workers are being abused because who are they going to complain to?

About 7% of K-12 students had at least one unauthorized immigrant parent in 2014. Among these students, about eight-in-ten (79%) were born in the U.S. In Nevada, almost one-in-five students (18%) have at least one unauthorized immigrant parent, the largest share in the nation. Other top states on this measure are California (13%), Texas (13%) and Arizona (11%). This is a financial burden that our schools cannot bear. One could argue that if these people were citizens, they would be paying taxes and supporting  their education. One could also argue that if we had proper border enforcement, this would be a moot point.

The Death of America Will Come Through the Refuge/Resettlement

At the heart of the resettlement of well-meaning and deserved refugees are radicalized Muslims who mean us harm. What percent would make up that make up this population who would mean us harm? The FBI has repeatedly stated that about 10% of all Muslims are radicalized to various degrees. But yes, I am talking about these Middle East immigrants who have the very same same mindset that have invaded Europe and we see act after act of terrorism and criminal behavior in Europe.

At the heart of the resettlement are private, for-profit organizations who are masquerading as churches involved in a humanitarian cause. When in fact, these churches who are actually for-profit ventures that have taken over the “Christian function” and are selling America out under the guise of Christian humanitarian causes. Catholic Charities leads the way, followed by the Lutherans and the Episcopalians. And of course, a strong case can be made that the Pope has sold out American Catholics with his indefensible plan on Muslim immigration and his notion of how the middle class is expected to accept and fund this invasion with their own money.

Read More @ TheCommonSenseShow.com

Speculating Our Way to Prosperity – Keith Weiner

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by Keith Weiner, Sprott Money:

We have been discussing the consumption of capital. Last week, for example, we concluded with:

“We see people eating more of the seed corn.”

Morally, socialism is the enslavement of man to man. If you create something, they want not just to take it from you, but to render you unable to create anything else. They declare that the ideal is “from each according to his ability.” This is about the most perfect expression of envy ever put into words. By envy, we mean the hatred of the good for being the good. We mean the sort of person that if he sees you have something, he wants to take it. Not so much to have it for himself, but to deprive you of it.

Economically, socialism is the system of capital consumption. It cannot produce—witness the consistent starvation in every socialist utopia ever. These socialist paradises were hailed as socialism while it seemed to be working, while the capital lasted. Then the capital was finally depleted, and the socialist apologists bleated that it wasn’t true socialism. Venezuela is an example of this.

There are two means of getting people to consume their capital. One is the plain old dictatorship. The strongman commands it. And anyone who disobeys, or merely questions it, is disappeared to a gulag. Shooting dissidents is effective, so long as the people buy into the philosophy of socialism. When they stop, which usually occurs when the capital runs out, watch out. Thousands of statues of Stalin toppled. The Berlin Wall toppled.

While Stalin and Mao were mass-murdering their citizens by the tens of millions, the West was developing an alternative means to the same end. The West implemented plank #5 from the Communist Manifesto, otherwise known as the central bank. Here in the US, it’s the Federal Reserve. Every country has one, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan, the People’s Bank of China, etc.

The central bank does not order professionals to labor in the work camps. It does not condemn people to build railroads through the frozen tundra improperly dressed for the cold. It does not torture people in secret dungeons if it suspects they are Traitors to the Revolution.

It manipulates people with perverse incentives. We have used this quote before, from John Maynard Keynes, arguably the Godfather of our monetary system.

“Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security, but at confidence in the equity of the existing distribution of wealth. Those to whom the system brings windfalls, beyond their deserts and even beyond their expectations or desires, become “profiteers,” who are the object of the hatred of the bourgeoisie, whom the inflationism has impoverished, not less than of the proletariat. As the inflation proceeds [236] and the real value of the currency fluctuates wildly from month to month, all permanent relations between debtors and creditors, which form the ultimate foundation of capitalism, become so utterly disordered as to be almost meaningless; and the process of wealth-getting degenerates into a gamble and a lottery.

Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.”

We define inflation as monetary counterfeiting, not the increase in quantity of dollars per se nor one possible consequence, which is rising prices. The counterfeiting of credit is the issuance of debt without means or intent to repay it. When this becomes the basis for the currency, it certainly impoverishes everyone. Including many of the formerly wealthy and middle class.

And it arbitrarily enriches a few. Those who borrowed to buy shares over the past 9 years, much less bitcoin, have certainly become richer. And there certainly is growing resentment of the widening gap between rich and poor (we won’t address the bogus diagnosis of Thomas Piketty: that this is caused by capitalism, nor his vicious prescription of 90% taxation).

We are not blaming seniors who take out reverse mortgages on their homes. We are not blaming golf companies nor makers of motorized stairway lifts, nor everyone else involved in the eating of the seed corn. We are not even blaming buyers of bitcoin, postmodern money.

Everyone has to make his way as best he can in this mad centrally banked world. Keynes and Lenin were clear that the root cause is the government. The government forcibly imposes a perverse policy, which provides perverse incentives, and you get perverse outcomes. Up to and including a socialist revolution.

We define investment as financing a productive activity, and the source of the investor’s profit is the profits from production. Speculation is buying an asset, and the source of the profits is from the next speculator’s capital. It is a process of conversion of one person’s capital into another’s income.

When a speculator spends some of his profits, he is spending down some capital. Society (not to mention the person who bought the asset from him) is impoverished. The speculator feels enriched, at least so long as the seed corn holds out.

While both investing and speculating produce returns, they achieve opposite economic effects. Investing enriches everyone. If you don’t believe this, consider that a mere 200 years ago most people had to earn a living by back-breaking labor. And that living was meager—even middle class families did not have meat every day. No one had penicillin, central heating, cars, telephones, etc.

Speculating impoverishes everyone. If you don’t believe this, ask where the purchasing power is coming from, in seeming violation of Say’s Law. The speculator who sold at a profit is not producing, so how can he consume? He is eating the seed corn of the next speculator who bought the asset.

Everyone could be an investor, and that would be an ideal society as the investor makes a profit, the entrepreneur makes a profit, and new goods and services are coming to market rapidly.

It should be obvious that a whole society cannot speculate its way to prosperity.

The Fed has driven down yields (fiscal and regulatory policies have further compressed profit margins). So more and more people are willing to try to speculate their way to prosperity. It is impossible. We don’t mean it’s impossible to profit from speculation. It is (seemingly) easy to do that. We mean it does not create prosperity for society. It impoverishes most people, while enriching a few speculators.

The endless rise in asset prices is driven by the endless fall in interest rates. And this is why the most important feature of the unadulterated gold standard is not stable consumer prices but stable interest rates. Without a relentlessly-rising net present value of assets, there is little opportunity to speculate. Without being deprived of yield, there is little incentive to speculate.

In the gold standard, people can earn interest on their gold. This is why Monetary Metals offers a Yield on Gold, Paid in Gold®.

The price of gold mo
ved up $18, while silver was basically unchanged.

Read More @ SprottMoney.com

Guest Post: “Why bees have it figured out and we don’t”, by AGXIIK

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by AGXIIK, TF Metals:

The Three-Body problem essay goes quite a ways into why we humans are not good at recognizing solar and global minimums.  We could prepare years in advance given the knowledge available from 6,000 years of recorded history but we don’t.  Every solar minimum results in human chaos and the collapse of empires and yet we don’t see it coming until it’s too late.

Instead, we listen to the witch doctors and shamans who say that weather is human-caused and not something else.  If it was caused by something else, something outside of our control,  like the solar cycles, they couldn’t make billions off inaccurate predictions while maintaining near absolute power and control of the meteorological priesthood caste; those  charged with the responsibility of predicting weather which, in reality, holds the power over life and death. 

Some of us remember the mantra of the 1970s.  Global Cooling.

From a sale standpoint, that was a non-starter. A marketing group was hired after the moneyed classes funding Global Cooling LLC heard the prediction that 2 mile high glaciers were going to flatten Manhattan.  That didn’t go over so well even if it was a tad more accurate in the long pull.  Still, the  solar minimum was quite predictable 40 years ago. Now it’s upon us. Many focus groups later someone came up with the idea that Global Warming, now called Climate Change, would sell better. 

They rebranded their product, complete with hockey stick graphs, appropriate musings from the climatologist Amen corner and top politicians replete with Nobel Prizes and Academy Awards and suggested that we forget everything that we heard in the past.  This was the New New and, by God,  these people were going to be right even if it killed us.

Most people only start listening to these gurus when the weather gets really bad. To the Weather Channel marketing crew, “If it bleeds it leads” so they go into hysterical overdrive about the latest winter hurricane 3 days late.   The listeners completely fail to prepare for sub zero temperatures or hurricanes and end up in harm’s way, dragging others to rescue them when their mediocre plans fail because they listened to the news hawks who are either wrong or late.

Climate change cannot be allowed to let us see the reality of year over year sub zero temperatures at a time when the ice caps are melting, the seas are rising,  and polar bears are homeless, or so they say.  Global warming is just around the corner and besides which, in the world of Double Speak, it totally explains sub freezing temperatures.

Bees have climate change figured out, as the author tells in his article. Later in the article the author  note that we see no bees in the Game of Thrones.  Dragons?  Yes, 3 of them. But no bees. Maybe it was a script oversight.  

A apiarist knows his bees are smart enough to prepare for winter months in advance. But what if all the preparation didn’t prepare for winter coming 2 months early, 5 degrees below expected temperatures and lasting 4 years.  What becomes of the bees which are responsible for 90% of the fruit and vegetable pollination cycle? 

They die.   We die.

Some on the TFMR  boards have taken up the banner, talking about the solar cycle and how it’ll affect us within a year or two.   The information coming out about the solar minimum might not be common knowledge now but most of us here are well ahead of the curve on that subject.  Anyone living above a certain latitude should be preparing now for the real possibility that extreme low temperatures are almost certain to come their way and stay.

About 3 years ago Montana Mel, a TFMR subscriber, first introduced me to the Maunder Minimum, a devastating solar-caused cold snap that left its indelible impression on all of Northern Europe and most of America, rewriting history as populations of both regions struggled to survive.  I mislabeled all solar cycles as the Maunder Minimum. It has a catchy ring to it.  But it’s correctly called a solar minimum

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Chinese Media Explain How Russia & China Can Escape ‘Dollar Domination’

from Sputnik News:

Chinese business news and analysis portal BWChinese has outlined how, in addition to the petro-yuan, China and its Russian partners can go about creating a real global alternative to the US dollar.

According to the portal, China and Russia’s use of yuan-denominated crude oil futures will help promote the ascendency of the renminbi. And although China’s weight in the crude oil market is not by itself sufficient to shake the global dominance of the petro-dollar, its status as the world’s largest crude oil importer will certainly help solidify the petro-yuan’s positions, with even US energy companies showing interest in exporting shale oil to the Asian economic powerhouse. 

At the same time, BWC asserts that apart from the creation of a non-dollar denominated environment for oil trade, “both Russia and China are also stepping up their exploration and acquisition of physical gold reserves,” hedging against the implications of a possible collapse of the de-facto world currency.

Ronan Manly, a precious metals expert at Singapore-based precious metal dealership operator, recently told RT that China and Russia’s stockpiling of the precious metal can be seen as part of an international trade strategy bent on escaping the grip of the dollar, which isn’t backed by anything.

Accordingly, the Chinese business portal notes, the fact that the two countries are rapidly building up their gold reserves, and considering a return to the gold standard, are signs that the global hegemony of the dollar may be entering its twilight stage.

BWC pointed out that even key US ally Germany recently made the decision to repatriate its gold from vaults in New York City and Paris last year, possibly in part due to concerns that the dollar may have lost its once rock-solid credibility.

According to the publication, China and Russia have engaged in an “aggressive” buildup of their gold reserves over the last decade, growing from about 400 tons in 2007 to 3,670 tons today (i.e. 1,842.6 tons for China and 1,828.6 tons for Russia, respectively, according to the World Gold Council).

In his interview with RT, Manly emphasized that gold is essentially the only monetary asset available to Russia and China which can provide independence from the dollar. And given the fact that the precious metal can be purchased from a variety of sources, both countries may actually have stockpiles of gold many times the size of their official reserves. If China and Russia manage to collectively accumulate more of the precious metal than the US (which is estimated to hold about 8,133.5 tons), this would serve as a major, if symbolic, blow to both the dollar and the position of the US in the global economy in general.

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The Latest Google Scheme

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by Karl Denninger, Market-Ticker:

Oh rotten (or, more-likely, mythical) heart of Jesus for not striking the Googleplex with an asteroid…

Google’s Arts & Culture app was first launched in 2016, offering “virtual access” to some of the most famous art collections in the world, and many stories about arts and culture from around the world. The latest update of the app, however, makes use of Google’s extensive knowledge of machine-learning-based facial recognition, and the front camera of your smartphone, to find your fine art doppelganger… just ’cause.

The new feature lets you record a selfie and receive a list of portrait artworks your self-portrait resembles. While the user interface is extremely simple, Google is using highly sophisticated facial recognition algorithms to compare your facial characteristics to the portraits among the 70,000+ works of art in its Google Art Project database.

Uh huh.  Note that this is not available in many other nations.

Why not in, for example, the EU?

Because the EU now has a data protection law that prohibits retention and abuse of personal information and thus such an “app” unless it protects your private data such as your face, while it has it, and then deletes it, is illegal.

So do you really think this is about the virally-taken up “purpose” allegedly put forward — to be the “fun source” of comparing your mug to that of portrait artworks?  Google is really going to expend the storage, transmission and compute resources to do this “for you” for no revenue-generating purpose for them whatsoever?

BULL****!

The most-likely and obvious actual purpose to build a facial recognition database of everyone in the country both for Google’s and the government’s use for whatever the hell they want so that they can sell that to anyone with a camera pointing anywhere, instantly identifying you no matter where you go anywhere in public or, for that matter, in private homes and businesses.

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John Rubino – We’re Obsessing Over Our Obsession

by Kerry Lutz, Financial Survival Network:

According to John Rubino, somewhere out there is an event or major trend change that will take gold from 1300 to 10000. Then the COT (commitment of traders report) won’t matter. You don’t want to go all in on a minor technical move that causes you to miss the big move. If you miss it you’ll feel stupid for the rest of your life. That’s why it’s so important to retain your physical holdings as an insurance policy for the inevitable move.

Click HERE to listen

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