Tuesday, October 3, 2023

High Levels of Toxic Metals Found in Widely Consumed Drinks: Study

from The Epoch Times:

A new study has found that some commonly consumed beverages such as fruit juice and artificial soda contain levels of toxic metals including arsenic, cadmium, and lead that exceed federal drinking water standards.

Researchers from Tulane University, Louisiana, measured 25 different toxic metals and trace elements in 60 soft beverages, including single fruit juice, mixed fruit juice, plant-based milk, artificial soda, and tea.

The 3 Layers of Financial Preparedness

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

As our banking system implodes all around us, you may be wondering how on earth we can be financially prepared for the future in a world where our national currency is at extreme risk. While it’s easy to say, “Invest in precious metals,” it’s also important to know that PMs, while important, aren’t your first layer of financial preparedness.

In this article, I want to talk about how to layer your financial preparedness to help yourself through the tough days ahead. Keep in mind that you may not be able to delve into every single layer, and that’s absolutely fine – you have to prep for your unique financial situation just the same way you prep for your unique living situation. Being realistic is the key.


by Egon Von Greyerz, Gold Switzerland:

The time has now come for the 99.5% of financial assets which are not invested in gold, silver or precious metals mining stocks to grab both the investment and wealth preservation opportunity of a life time.

Making that decision before it is too late is likely to determine your financial and also general wellbeing for the rest of your life!

If you have already joined that exclusive group of 0.5% of global financial assets which are invested in precious metals, you understand what is coming.

Don’t Dismiss the Possibility of Gold Confiscation

by Doug Casey, International Man:

If you hold precious metals in your portfolio, there is a good chance you fear hyperinflation and the crash of fiat currencies.

You probably distrust governments in general and believe they are self-serving and have no interest in your economic well-being. It is likely that your holdings in gold are your lifeline – your hope to get you through these times while holding on to your wealth.

But have you ever given any thought to the possibility of having this lifeline confiscated by the authorities?

Red Alert!

by Jim Rickards, Daily Reckoning:

Hurricanes are a threat if you live in certain areas. Yet, hurricanes are reliably confined to a hurricane season that runs from June to November in the Northern Hemisphere.

Likewise, wildfires are a threat, but they’re usually confined to periods when dry conditions and high winds combine to make forests predictably combustible.

Put differently, the exact timing of some catastrophes may be unpredictable but they’re usually associated with certain seasons and conditions.

Right now, we’re in the heart of banking crisis season. Even worse, we could be on the brink of a financial crisis worse than 2008.

‘The Most Insane Thing Ever’ – Man Finds Huge Hoard Of Civil War Gold On Kentucky Farm

from ZeroHedge:

A Kentucky man has unearthed an astounding cache of Civil War-era gold coins from a cornfield on his farm. Among the hundreds are a type of coin that has sold at auction for more than $100,000 — and there are about eighteen of them.  

While the extraordinarily lucky man’s identity and the location of his property are still under wraps, his find has been certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC), which describes itself as “the world’s largest and most trusted third-party grading service for coins, tokens and medals.” The treasure heap has become an instant numismatic legend, christened as “The Great Kentucky Hoard.”

Silver and the Popping of the Debt Bubble

by Hubert Moolman, Survival Blog:

We have now moved into an era of rising interest rates that is similar to a period that started in the early 1940s.

At the start of this period, the Government Debt to GDP ratio was also around 120%, close to where it eventually topped/popped.

Despite high relative debt levels and a rising interest rate environment, the US was in a good position due to the US dollar being the premier world currency as a result of the 1944 Bretton Woods agreement.

Six Consecutive Withdrawals From SLV

by Ed Steer, Silver Seek:

The gold price wandered quietly sideways until around 12:30 p.m. China Standard Time in GLOBEX trading on their Friday afternoon — and from there it was sold quietly lower until the the commercial traders of whatever stripe pulled their bids when the jobs report was released at 8:30 a.m. in New York. Its low tick was set at, or minutes after, the 10 a.m. EDT afternoon gold fix in London — and its ensuing rally ran into ‘something’ around 12:45 p.m. It then traded quietly sideways to a bit higher until the market closed at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Mission Accomplished?

by Ted Butler, Silver Seek:

A set of readily-verifiable facts have combined to point to a stunning conclusion, namely, that thanks largely to enough people doing the right thing, that the federal commodities regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, may have also finally done the right thing when it comes to the decades-old COMEX silver price manipulation. If my assessment is correct, the most logical conclusion is that we may be at the end of the long-running manipulation and set to rocket higher in silver prices. Let me present the facts and leave it to you to decide for yourself.

Hillary Emails Reveal NATO Killed Gaddafi to Stop Libyan Creation of Gold-Backed Currency

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

While France led the proponents of the UN Security Council Resolution that would create a no-fly zone in Libya, it claimed that its primary concern was the protection of Libyan civilians (considering the current state of affairs alone, one must rethink the authenticity of this concern). As many “conspiracy theorists” will claim, one of the real reasons to go to Libya was Gaddafi’s planned gold dinar.

One of the 3,000 Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department on New Year’s Eve (where real news is sent to die quietly) has revealed evidence that NATO’s plot to overthrow Gaddafi was fueled by first their desire to quash the gold-backed African currency, and second the Libyan oil reserves.

Great King’s Days Are Numbered

by Jim Rickards, Daily Reckoning:

As I’ve been warning my readers, the most significant development in international finance since 1971 will be unveiled just over one month from today.

A new BRICS gold-linked currency will be announced on Aug. 22 at the BRICS Leader’s Summit conference in Durban, South Africa (the BRICS are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

The fact is the global desire to move away from the dollar as a medium of exchange for international trade in goods and services has gone from a discussion point to a novelty to a looming reality in a remarkably short period of time.

Who Has the Gold?


by Peter Schiff, Schiff Gold:

Which countries hold the most gold?

Central banks around the world have been piling up gold. After a record-setting 2022, central bank gold reserves increased by 228 tons through the first three months of 2023, a Q1 record. This was 38% higher than the previous first-quarter record set in 2013.

Total central bank gold buying in 2022 came in at 1,136 tons. It was the highest level of net purchases on record dating back to 1950, including since the suspension of dollar convertibility into gold in 1971. It was the 13th straight year of net central bank gold purchases.

ALERT! Got Silver?….FDIC Plans for the “Mother of All Bank Runs!” (Bix Weir)

from RoadtoRoota:

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Deflation/Inflation/Bust with Michael Pento

by Kerry Lutz, Financial Survival Network:

Michael Pento believes that the Fed’s rapid rate increases have caused a banking crisis, and that the Fed’s actions have created an artificial construct that will lead to a deflationary recession/depression followed by runaway inflation. He predicts a 30-50% drop in equity averages and suggests investors play it safe by collecting dividends in a safe manner.

Record Silver Demand in 2022 and Other Silver News

by Peter Schiff, Schiff Gold:

All major categories of silver demand charted highs in 2022, contributing to a new total global silver demand record of 1.242 billion ounces.

This is one of several silver-related stories in the latest edition of Silver News published by the Silver Institute.

Industrial demand was up 5% last year to 556.5 million ounces, driven by rapidly increasing use in the green technology sector. Industrial offtake makes up nearly half of all silver demand.