Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Federal Reserve Is A Suicide Bomber With A Deeper Agenda

by Brandon Smith, Alt Market:

Central bankers are sociopathic in nature and sociopathic people tend to behave like robots. When one understands the motivations of central bankers, or at the very least what their goals are, their actions become rather predictable. The question is, what truly motivates these people?

I believe according to the evidence that the central banks are motivated by ideological zealotry with the core purpose of total global centralization of economic and political power into the hands of a select group of elitists. This agenda is really just a modern “reboot” of feudalism or totalitarianism. They sometimes refer to the plan in public as the “new world order,” or the “global economic reset.” I often refer to the encompassing ideology as “globalism” for the sake of expediency.

Silver versus Debt, Delusions and Devaluation

by Gary Christianson, Miles Franklin:

Part One: THE ECONOMY – AND DEBT, DELUSIONS AND DEVALUATION

  • Global retail sales are weak. “Redbook Retail Index confirms Commerce Department December Retail Collapse.”
  • Falling Imports into the U.S.
  • Industrial Production dives lower
  • Housing sales are weak.

Consequences of Lost Global Reserve Status

by Jim Willie, Gold Seek:

Use the above link to subscribe to the paid research reports, which include coverage of critically important factors at work during the ongoing panicky attempt to sustain an unsustainable system burdened by numerous imbalances aggravated by global village forces. The historically unprecedented ongoing collapse has been created by compromised central bankers and inept economic advisors, whose interference has irreversibly altered and damaged the world financial system, urgently pushed after the removed anchor of money to gold. Analysis features Gold, Crude Oil, USDollar, Treasury Bonds, and inter-market dynamics with the US Economy and US Federal Reserve monetary policy.

Keiser Report: Stealing productivity (E1282)

from RT:

In the second half, Max interviews Alakanani Itireleng of Satoshi Centre of Botswana about the role of cryptocurrency in delivering economic liberation and financial inclusion. Alakanani talks about her ambitions for Satoshi Centre, including training up a generation of blockchain engineers for Africa.

Keiser Report: ApAmaGooFace (E1224)

from RT:

In the second half, Max interviews Michael Krieger about the failure of consumers to follow through with their threats to delete Facebook and what the future holds for social media addicts. They also begin a discussion about Krieger’s latest series, The Road to 2025.

Facebook Opens Door to More Federal Probes by Asking Banks for Data

by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall St On Parade:

Facebook is beginning to resemble one of those frat boys at a boozy party who keeps asking guys to punch him in the stomach to prove his masculinity. At a time when it’s under scrutiny on multiple continents for sharing its users’ personal information without their consent, it has decided to ask big U.S. banks to share their customers’ financial transaction information with Facebook, according to a report yesterday in the Wall Street Journal.

The Journal reported that “The social-media giant has asked large U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about their customers, including card transactions and checking-account balances, as part of an effort to offer new services to users.”

“What” would you sell your gold for?

by Bill Holter, Miles Franklin:

Over the years, I believe I’ve written on this topic three or four times but now it is even more relevant. “What” would you sell your gold for? The question is not “why” because the answer to this could be far ranging and differs by individual. You might want or even need to sell gold for any number of reasons such as living expenses, to pay off a debt(s), for medical reasons, or any number of other circumstances.

Before getting to the topic of “what”, as you can imagine, we get all sorts of questions that don’t really make sense once you break the question down. For instance, I can’t tell you how many times people have asked “but if the system goes down, how can I sell my gold if no one has money to buy it from me? Who will buy it”? When this becomes the case and markets are either in disaster mode or even closed (and gold is priced at much higher levels in dollar or any other currency terms), unless you are selling your metal for something you absolutely need …what would be the purpose of your sale? To lock in your “profit”? Really?

Two Important Reasons to Buy Gold Now

by Peter Schiff, Schiff Gold:

The mainstream keeps telling us the economy is great. Unemployment is low. The stock market is high. There’s nothing to worry about. So, when we do express concern and argue that maybe things aren’t so great, the mainstream writes us off as contrarians or old-fashioned “gold bugs.”

Of course, there has been a certain negativity toward precious metals investing for years. as SRSrocco put it, “There’s a very interesting notion put forth by many commenters that the precious metals analysts and dealers are the frauds and charlatans, not Wall Street or the central banks. I imagine they believe this because gold and silver prices haven’t performed as forecasted or compared to the insanely inflated stock, real estate, and crypto markets.”

The Fast Track to “Carmageddon”

by Jim Rickards, DailyReckoning:
Back in the 1950s when GM had 50{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the auto market they always said that, “As General Motors goes, so goes the nation.”

That was obviously a tribute to GM’s economic muscle and its role as the driver of growth and rising living standards in post-war America’s booming economy. Those days are long gone for both GM and the nation. GM’s drastically reduced 20{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} market share of U.S. light vehicle sales in June was still an economic harbinger, albeit of a different sort.

GM offered a record $4,361 of cash incentives during June. That was up 7{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} from last year and represented 12{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of its average selling price of $35,650 per vehicle, also a record. But what it had to show for this muscular marketing effort was a 5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} decline in year-over-year sales and soaring inventories. The latter was up 46{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} from last June.