Monday, January 27, 2020

Doug Casey on the “Green Gold” Rush

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by Nick Giambruno, Casey Research:

Widespread marijuana prohibition is coming to an end. This fact has long been inevitable. Now it’s imminent.

Millionaires and billionaires will come out of this…

Longtime readers know that Doug Casey and I (Nick Giambruno) are expert “crisis investors.” We fly around the world chasing turmoil and the profitable opportunities it creates.

Doug and I spend much of our time in the world’s most obscure and violent places. More often than not, that’s where we find the worst crises—and the best fortune-building opportunities for our subscribers.

But we recently found a once-in-a-generation opportunity in a slightly less exotic place… Canada.

Canada is at the forefront of the enormous global cannabis market.

At first, marijuana stocks might not seem like a classic crisis investment. The industry isn’t coming out of a brutal bear market or downturn. Instead, it’s in the early innings of a mega bull market.

However, crisis investing is also about taking advantage of politically caused distortions in the marketplace. And it’s about profiting from aberrations of mass psychology.

This is what we’re doing with the legal marijuana market.

The reality is, the marijuana market has been in one long crisis since the ’30s. This is when the US government prohibited it at the federal level.

President Nixon turbocharged the crisis when he started the “War on Drugs” in the 1970s.

This pointless war has killed an untold number of people. It’s put millions behind bars, even though they never hurt or threatened other people or their property.

It’s even ravaged entire countries. Just look at the horror it’s inflicted in places like Mexico and Colombia, where it’s killed hundreds of thousands of people.

Thankfully, this bloody war is almost over.

Right now, leaders around the world are rethinking marijuana prohibition. Many longtime “drug warriors” are even changing their tune on marijuana.

The “War on Drugs” has pushed hundreds of billions of dollars in marijuana profits underground.

Today, this industry is like Mount St. Helens right before an eruption. Soon, billions of dollars will explode from the underground market and flow into legitimate businesses.

The United Nations estimates it to be worth around $150 billion annually. I think that’s conservative.

To put that figure in perspective, only $17 billion worth of silver was produced in 2016. So the silver market is about 1/10th the size of the marijuana market.

The marijuana market is also bigger than the iron, copper, aluminum, coffee, corn, and wheat markets.

Until now, almost all of these hundreds of billions of dollars were off-limits to people like you. But that’s about to change.

The end of marijuana prohibition means we can profit off marijuana without risking jail time.

Marijuana millionaires and billionaires will come out of this. But you don’t have to work in the industry to make a fortune.

Everyday investors can get rich off the marijuana boom, too.

For more on this, I turned to Doug Casey. You’ll find our conversation below.

Nick Giambruno: Doug, I think cannabis will become a mainstream big business over the next few years. Legitimate companies are already working to commercialize this useful plant in various ways. What’s your take?

Doug Casey: I completely agree. Pot has been proven to have huge medical applications. I think there’s going to be a big recreational market too, at least the size of that for alcohol. And industrial applications for hemp, as a substitute for cotton in fabrics and wood pulp in paper, are gigantic. In fact, these applications will eventually dwarf other uses for hemp.

Nick Giambruno: Have you invested in the space?

Doug Casey: So far I’ve invested in two private cannabis companies that are going to go public.

I bought 500,000 shares of one, a couple of years ago, at a dime per share. I rarely put money in private start-ups—70{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the time they go to zero. In its last round, however, this company privately raised money at $2.25 per share. It looks like they’re going to bring it public at around $4, and if the market’s hot it will go to $10. Potentially a big hit. It has the potential to be a 100-bagger. You need one of those occasionally to compensate for the inevitable losses of putting money in private companies where you’re a minority shareholder.

At that point, I’ll have to figure out whether it’s a real business or just a fortunate speculation. But the big gains in cannabis stocks are still ahead of us. Most of the public companies are still far too small for institutional investors. The big money has yet to participate.

Read More @ CaseyResearch.com

Not Just CBD – Cannabis Flavonoids Also Show Promise in Fighting Cancer

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by Erin Elizabeth, Health Nut News:

Scientists from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University recently discovered something that could change cancer treatment forever.

In their study, Harvard researchers learned that a compound in the cannabis plant called “flavonoids” can be used in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of cancer with a survival rate of only 20 percent within one year.

Your Body’s Recovery and Why Diet is Paramount

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by Joshua Krause, Ready Nutrition:

This piece is designed to emphasize the importance of recovery from your physical exertions. Such a recovery doesn’t mean simply lying down on the couch, or refraining from any physical labor. We’re going to discuss glycogen and cannibalism, the latter referring not to the headhunters of Papua New Guinea, but the body’s own actions to replenish losses.

These losses we inflict upon it every day. Improper diet, not enough fluid intake, and excessive work without recovery are the inflictions we foster on ourselves. In past articles, I have stressed the importance of protein in many Ready Nutrition articles, as well as tissue repair and building muscle. Regarding muscle, the substance we need to discuss is called glycogen, and it is defined as a substance formed by your liver and muscle tissues from carbohydrates (glycogenesis) or non-carbohydrate sources (then termed glyconeogenesis).

The Most Medicated Country In The World: 46% Of Americans Have Taken A Pharmaceutical Drug Within The Last 30 Days

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

If it seems like about half the country is on drugs, that is because it is actually true.  According to a new survey from the National Center for Health Statistics, almost half of all Americans have taken a pharmaceutical drug within the past 30 days, and that officially makes us “the most medicated country in the world”.  And needless to say, those dealing these drugs are becoming exceedingly wealthy at our expense.  The average American spends $1,200 a year on prescription drugs, but of course many Americans spend far more than that and others spend nothing at all.  In recent years there has been a tremendous backlash against the big pharmaceutical corporations, because many of them have become exceedingly greedy.  As you will see below, prices have been raised on 650 different drugs this year alone.  Once they get their claws into you, the pharmaceutical giants want to get every last penny out of you that they possibly can.

The Great Culling Has Begun – Massive Drug Shortages On Top Of Everything Else Going On Could Lead To Tens Of Millions Of Deaths

by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:

To this day, when the phrase “Depopulation agenda” is used, many Americans simply tune out, wave it away and call it a “conspiracy theory,” but from the 1950’s Rockefeller Population Council, which funded the UN’s first World Population Conference in 1954, to the creation in 1974 of the National Security Study Memorandum or NSSM-200, also called The Kissinger Report, to the Georgia Guidestones, which states “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature,” as a goal, we see plenty of documented proof that the Depopulation agenda is real.

Mainstream media finally starting to ask why TURMERIC isn’t being promoted as a safe, affordable treatment for CANCER

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by Amy Goodric, Natural News:

 A common kitchen staple has saved the life of a 57-old woman who had been battling blood cancer for five years. After undergoing three rounds of chemotherapy and four stem cell transplants to treat myeloma, Dieneke Ferguson thought she had exhausted all her options.

Myeloma develops when the white blood cells produced in the bone marrow start to multiply uncontrollably. When this happens, the body stops producing the normal antibodies needed to fight infection, resulting in bone damage, intense pain, fatigue, and nerve damage. Usually, people who develop the disease do not live beyond five years of diagnosis.

Speaking to the Daily Mail Online, Ferguson, who lives in North London and runs Hidden Art, a not-for-profit business helping artists market their work, explained that she had been on all sorts of toxic drugs with terrifying side-effects. At some point these toxic substances made her lose her memory for three days and two vertebrae in her spine collapsed so she couldn’t walk. Despite everything she tried, the cancer seemed unstoppable.

As conventional cancer treatments let her down, she thought she was losing the battle. As a last resort, Ferguson turned to a natural product called curcumin. Curcumin is the yellow pigment extracted from turmeric, the healing spice known used in Indian curries and golden milk.

How a kitchen staple changed this woman’s life

Since she had nothing to lose and learned about curcumin’s cancer-fighting properties via an internet support group, she decided to try this ancient remedy. Since turmeric only contains two percent of the cancer-fighting compound curcumin, Ferguson started taking eight grams of concentrated curcumin in tablet form daily.

“I told my oncologist I was taking it and he was very interested, especially when it apparently made such a difference,” said Ferguson.

Where all other conventional treatments failed, curcumin supplements had a tremendous effect. After five years of taking the curcumin tablets, Ferguson’s cancer cell count is negligible.

Many studies have shown curcumin’s ability to stop cancer in its tracks, inhibiting cancer cell growth and triggering programmed cell death. Over 2,000 scientific studies have displayed curcumin’s ability to combat cancers of the breast, prostate, liver, colon, lung, pancreas, and more. Though curcumin’s powerful anticancer properties have been known for ages, the medical world and mainstream media remained silent until now.

Dieneke Ferguson’s recovery was so incredible it has been featured in a case report published in the eminent British Medical Journal (BMJ).

“When you review her chart, there’s no alternative explanation [for her recovery] other than we’re seeing a response to curcumin,”  said Jamie Cavenagh, professor of blood diseases at London’s Barts Hospital and co-author of the report.

The cancer-fighting properties of curcumin are real

Ferguson is convinced curcumin could help other people battling cancer. The problem, however, is that the medical world cannot recommend it, she noted. In eastern medicine curcumin has been used for centuries, not only to combat cancer but also in the successful treatment of a host of illnesses, including heart disease, infection, depression, and dementia.

The scientific world has extensively researched its anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting, and antiseptic effects. Nonetheless, turmeric isn’t being promoted as a safe, affordable treatment.

“Curcumin is a strong anti-inflammatory agent and chronic inflammation is the precursor of 99 per cent of all cancers,” explained Angus Dalgleish, a professor of cancer at St George’s Hospital in South London

Before it can be widely prescribed by doctors, it must be tested in large-scale trials. Sadly, nobody is willing to take up the challenge since these trials cost millions of dollars. An investment that could never be repaid as there is no big money to be made from sales of a natural compound that cannot be patented, the Daily Mail Online reported.

Julie Ryan, a cancer specialist at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, told the journal Nature that the biological activity of curcumin is real. She believes that chemically modified forms may be even more effective at reaching certain tissues.

Read More @ NaturalNews.com

Obamacare Requirement Blamed For Doctor Burnout

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

A government requirement in the massive Obamacare law is being blamed for the burnout of doctors across the United States. A new report found that over just three years as Obamacare was being implemented, “physician burnout increased significantly, from 45.5 percent to 54.4 percent.”

The report published in the American Journal of Medicine found that the electronic health records (EHR) is destroying the relationship between doctors and patients. The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom charges the Obamacare requirement that doctors use electronic health records has caused a surge of burnout in the medical profession, explains Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. “The EHR is causing doctors to leave their patients,” said Twila Brase, the president of CCHF and the author of “Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records.”

All These People Have CURED Serious Diseases Using Nothing But Food Nutrients

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by Jhoanna Robinson, Natural News:
When people are faced with a serious ailment, their tendency is to go to a hospital and have themselves checked by a general practitioner. They then take the medication prescribed by the doctor and hope everything will be alright. These people, on the other hand, took a different direction when it came to searching for a cure.

Meet 45-year-old Suffolk, England hotel manager Nicole Green, who had been diagnosed in 2008 with multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurological disease that is characterized by vision impairment and a loss of motor control. She reportedly cured herself with a diet of flax seeds and fish. Then there‘s 52-year-old West Wycombe retired civil servant Bill Rogers, who, instead of taking statins to regulate his cholesterol levels, turned to food such as sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and soya.

5G Is The “Stupidest Idea In The History of The World”- Says Washington State Professor

by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:

  • The Facts:Martin L. Pall, PhD and Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University outlines in a new report the many health risks associated with 5G technology and wireless radiation in general.
  • Reflect On:5G is gaining attention, and it might make us a little fearful of the effects, but we must observe this fear and bring things back to awareness of the issue so we can make better choices, but not be fearful.

We are in the midst of a 5G wireless technology rollout, and politicians have yet to address safety concerns. I recently wrote about Robert F. Kennedy explaining how this came to be, and how they’ve been able to completely compromise government, big media, and our federal regulatory agencies that are supposed to be protecting and informing us.

Fake Meat Parade: Fake Chicken Coming to KFC

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by Mish Shedlock, The Maven:

KFC is the latest chain to dip its toes into the fake meat parade.

The BBC reports KFC to Trial Plant-Based Nuggets and Wings in US.

It has teamed up with vegan food maker Beyond Meat to offer meatless nuggets and wings for the limited US trial run.

KFC is one of many fast-food chains experimenting with plant-based food. Burger King announced a plant-based Whopper earlier this year, while Subway has also said it will test plant-based meatballs.