Monday, March 30, 2020

Panic Buying Bullion? Raging Coronavirus Pandemic Reportedly Fuels Gold Rush in US

from Sputnik News:

The United States has become the country most affected by the pandemic, with over 104,000 cases along with at least 1,500 deaths.

US investors and bankers are facing “severe shortages” of gold bullion and coins due the increasing coronavirus pandemicThe Wall Street Journal reports.

“Dealers are sold out or closed for the duration. Credit Suisse Group AG, which has minted its own bars since 1856, told clients this week not to bother asking. In London, bankers are chartering private jets and trying to finagle military cargo planes to get their bullion to New York exchanges”, according to the newspaper.

Committing Coronavirus Thoughtcrime

by James Corbett, The International Forecaster:

Pssst. You. Yeah, you. Are you interested in talking about . . . things? You know, the kind of things that we’re not allowed to talk about anymore? You know, since the . . . uhhh . . . “The Event“?

You are? Great. I mean, you might have noticed things are getting a bit hairy out there. As in, you’re likely to get your head bitten off for daring to suggest that things may not be totally ok with the “new normal.”

It seems all these new social norms and cultural taboos that have arisen in the past few weeks have also created a raft of new thoughtcrimes: Things that must not be spoken for fear of being expelled from polite society . . . or worse.

A One-Month Shelf-Stable Food Menu Your Family Will Love

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Now that most of the country is practicing social isolation, people are turning more and more often to their pantries to make meals from shelf-stable ingredients.

Do you ever wonder what on earth you’d eat if you had to rely solely on the items in your pantry? How could you possibly make tasty meals from these items you have stashed away? Do you imagine a future filled with cans of Spaghetti-O’s and saltine crackers?

Trust me when I tell you, you can do much better than that. Here’s a menu that you can adjust to your family’s preferences.

The Fed’s Monetary “Moon Shot” Puts Inflation on a Powder Keg

from Birch Gold Group:

It might be time to call NASA because the Federal Reserve has recently increased its balance sheet so fast that the resulting line chart could be mistaken for a monetary “moon shot.”

In an unprecedented move, the Fed’s balance sheet has “gone vertical,” shooting up to an astounding $4.67 trillion.

This official chart shows the vertical spike:

More Scaremongering – Let’s Do FACTS

by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

CNBC is at it again with the “oh no, the hospitals will overload!”

Folks, here are the facts in the US:

1. About 15% of the tested are positive.  To be tested you must be symptomatic (or have a lot of money and/or power)  Note that the test has a roughly 30% false negative rate (you’re positive, it misses it) so none of these cases wind up being considered for admission as Coronavirus cases.  These presumably all recover without admission, plus all those who are true negatives.

2. Of that 15% which test positive 12% (CDC numbers) meet criteria to be hospitialized.  Note that of these exactly zero require an actual hospital bed at that stage; oral medication and monitoring every few hours can be done anywhere, by anyone.

Watch The Virus Checks Become Permanent Income

by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:

Two things about the coronavirus relief checks the government will soon start sending out: First, it looks like they’ll take a while to arrive:

Show Me The Relief Money – No Promises On When Coronavirus Checks Are Coming

About 90% of households — approximately 165 million — will benefit from direct payments, according to the Tax Policy Center.

Due to the Coronavirus Hoax, Consider the Consequences of Martial Law and Asset Takeover Going On in America

by Gary D. Barnett, Lew Rockwell:

Among all the panic and misinformation being spewed by politicians at all levels and the complicit mainstream media, what is going on under the radar that will greatly harm Americans much more than this virus ever could? First, all the legislation, executive orders, and mass control measures happening now will never go away, and will cause undue tragedy for years to come. Secondly, the biggest wealth transfer in history is going on right before our eyes, and of course is mostly ignored due to this government manufactured false pandemic. The economic fallout that has already caused mass devastation will only worsen the longer these quarantine measures are in place, and will cause havoc for an unknown amount of time.

A Warning From the Great Depression

by Brian Maher, Daily Reckoning:

3.28 million.

That is the total number of unemployment claims Americans filed last week — nearly five times the prior record of 695,000, from October 1982.

“We’ve known this number was coming for a week and a half,” laments Tom Gimbel, who captains a Chicago employment agency, adding:

It doesn’t surprise me at all. When you see a city like Las Vegas get shut down, I don’t know what other options there were than seeing a number like this.

A fellow must take his comforts where he can find them these days. And precious few are on offer.

This shocking video proves the U.S. is falling into martial law, despite what Sen. Marco Rubio, others, claim

by Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub:

Are rumors of martial law true or false? You decide.

Although United States government officials such as Florida Senator Marco Rubio want the American people to believe that everything is okay and that military martial law is not an option the military progression and breakdown of society over the last few weeks shows otherwise.

Shelves have been picked bare in grocery stores across the U.S. as over 200 million residents remain on lockdown.

Gun sales have been banned in some U.S. cities and all non-essential businesses in locked down sectors have been forced to close.

Devastating Revelations About the Truth Behind the Destruction of MH17

by James ONeill, New Eastern Outlook:

On 17 July 2014 MH 17, a Malaysian airlines flight en route from Amsterdam in The Netherlands to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia was shot down while in transit over Ukrainian airspace.

Although there were no admissions as to culpability and at least initially very little factual data available, it did not stop an immediate blame game being promoted by the Dutch, Ukrainian and Australian governments. The Netherlands (189 citizens on board) and Australia (27 citizens plus some non-citizen residents), were together with the Malaysians (44 citizens) the countries to suffer the greatest losses.