by Mike Adams, Natural News:
Liberal cities across America are collapsing into Third World status. It’s not just the fact that San Francisco’s streets are now littered with drug needles and human feces, either. Seattle is also collapsing into rampant homelessness and drug addiction, creating an entire class of impoverished, homeless residents who are breeding grounds for HIV and other infectious diseases.
New Census Numbers Reveal Americans Are Steadily Migrating West And South – And Away From High Tax Blue States
by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:
The U.S. Census Bureau has just released their annual report on how the U.S. population is shifting, and there are some very clear patterns in the data. If you look at this Census Bureau map, you will see lots of purple (areas where the population is growing) in the west and the south, and you will see lots of orange (areas where the population is declining) in the north and the east. Of course this is a continuation of a pattern that we have been seeing for decades. Given the ability to choose, many Americans would rather live in areas of the country that are warm and sunny, and that makes a lot of sense. But that is not the only pattern that we see in the data.
by Gary Christianson, Miles Franklin:
We can face reality by swallowing the “red pill” (from the movie “The Matrix). This choice is uncomfortable because it opposes the propaganda from mainstream media, government statisticians, and Wall Street cheerleaders.
The “red pill” road is difficult and sometimes lonely. Gold is a “red pill” choice.
The “blue pill” path is easier and reassuring. Other “blue pill” advocates will applaud your choices. The herd approves this delusional path. Think debt-based fiat currencies.
The “blue pill” is best swallowed with a healthy slug of whisky, anti-depressant drugs, a few hits from now-legal “weed,” and platitudes from the evening news.
As China’s Belt and Road forum kicks off this week, Arab nation attendance provides a strong confirmation to end of Petrodollar
by Kenneth Schortgen, Shotgun Economics:
With China’s Belt and Road confab set to kick off this coming week in Beijing, an astounding number of Middle Eastern nations are expected to attend.
And with representatives from 17 Arab countries confirmed to be participating in the new Silk Road project, it all but validates that the long-standing Petrodollar system is at an end.
by Tom Lewis, Gold Telegraph:
On the surface, the concept of low interest-rates sounds good. However, according to billionaire investor Ray Dalio, “If inflation-adjusted interest rates decline in a given country, its currency is likely to decline.” It’s what lies beneath the surface that makes low and negative interest rates troubling.
Negative interest rates were embraced following the 2008 financial crisis in an effort to boost global economies. The purpose was to make borrowing easier. When interest rates are low, businesses and individuals are more likely to borrow. Unfortunately, the resulting sub-zero interest rates were the exact opposite than those intended.
by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:
Once the global debt bomb explodes, there won’t be much left for anyone. Governments will fall, individuals will be impoverished, and businesses will implode. The elitists in power have tried to keep everyone in the dark, but maybe there’s an answer to this devastation.
Global debt now stands at a terrifying $243 trillion according to a report by the Institute of International Finance this week. That’s quarter of a quadrillion. We’re in the realms of the absurd and the unsustainable. That’s money that will never be repaid. The debt-based system is irrevocably broken and is still propped up by the lies told by central bankers and governments in order to remain in positions of power over others.