Tuesday, October 22, 2019

How Good Food and Strong Social Ties Will Save Society

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by Joe Jarvis, thedailybell.com:

 

Good food plus interesting people is a recipe for happiness.

As humans evolved, we lived in tight knit self-sufficient communities. Nomadic hunter gatherers spent their time foraging, hunting, eating, and playing together.

It’s tempting to romanticize those days, but they came with some pretty harsh realities. As stressful and lonely as the modern world can be, countless technological benefits have made our lives longer and healthier.

Yet automation and technology have become an end in themselves, rather than a means to live a better life. It is at this juncture that society would do well to examine where we came from, and where we are.

There is no reason we can’t meld the philosophies of our ancestors and our modern world. We can keep the prosperity and reconnect with our roots.

Bad food and social isolation are actually quite related to the industrial age. One of the saddest images I can conjure is someone eating a microwave dinner in front of the tv alone.

Humans evolved mostly foraging and hunting as groups. Strong social ties were inextricable from reaping the most necessary resources.

Forager’s Diet

We don’t need to go back to loin cloths and straw huts to enjoy what our ancestors enjoyed.

But we could take a few pages out of their book.

Sapiens, written by Yuval Noah Herari, is about the origins of the human species, and its evolution up to the present.

When our ancestors were living in nomadic tribes, the childhood mortality rate was high. This brought down the average life span to somewhere in the 30’s. But not many 30-year-olds were dropping dead. It was obviously much harder to deal with traumatic injuries, but overall, people were not much less healthy than humans today.

 

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts – And When the Bough Breaks

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from http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com:

 

Non-Farm Payrolls Report tomorrow.

The markets have been ‘marking time’ ahead of it with a sideways chop.

Let’s see if the number tomorrow deviates from expectations enough to cause a move.

Venezuela Currency Disintegrates: Down 16{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} Today

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from ZeroHedge:

Venezuela’s currency, the bolivar, is disintegrating at an incredible pace under the country’s political and economic crisis that has left citizens broke, desperate and in many cases, homicidal. The depreciation accelerated this week, after a disputed vote electing an all-powerful “Constituent Assembly” filled with allies of President Nicolas Maduro, which the opposition and dozens of countries have called illegitimate.

 Just two days ago, on August 2, we reported that one dollar would buy 14,100 bolivars, up from 11,280 the day before.

The next day, the bolivar slumped nearly 15 percent on the black market, to 17,000 to one US dollar. Today, it has crashed again, tumbling 16{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} to 20,142, and down almost 40{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} in just the past three days.

In the past year, the currency increasingly looks like shares of DryShips, having lost over 96{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} while the longer-term chart is simply breathtaking.

The decline, in France24’s words, has been “dizzying” yet completely largely ignored by the government, which continues to use an official rate fixed weekly that is currently 2,870 to the dollar, and which is completely useless. Meanwhile, ordinary Venezuelans refer only to the black market rate they have access to, which they call the “dolar negro,” or “black dollar.”

“Every time the black dollar goes up, you’re poorer,” resignedly said Juan Zabala, an executive in a reinsurance business in Caracas. His salary is 800,000 bolivares per month. On Thursday, that was worth $47 at the parallel rate. A year ago, it was $200. The inexorable dive of the money was one of the most-discussed signs of the “uncertainty” created by the appointment of the Constituent Assembly, which starts work Friday.

As a result, those Venezuelans who are able to are hoarding dollars and other currency alternatives.

“People are protecting the little they have left,” an economics expert, Asdrubal Oliveros of the Ecoanalitica firm, told AFP.

 

Zabala — who is considered comparatively well-off — and other Venezuelans struggling with their evaporating money said they now spent all they earned on food. A kilo (two pounds) of rice, for instance, cost 17,000 bolivares. The crisis biting into Venezuela since 2014 came from a slide in the global prices for oil — exports of which account for 96 percent of its revenues.

 

The government has sought to monopolize dollars in the country through strict currency controls that have been in place for the past 14 years. Access to them have become restricted for the private sector, with the consequence that food, medicines and basic items — all imported — have become scarce.

According to the International Monetary Fund, inflation in Venezuela is expected to soar above 700 percent this year. In June, Maduro tried to clamp down on the black market trade in dollars through auctions of greenbacks at the weekly fixed rate, known as Dicom. There is also another official rate, of 10 bolivars per dollar, reserved for food and medicine imports.

“Things are going up in price faster than salaries,” noted Zabala, who spends 10 percent of his income on diabetes treatment, when he can.

Read More @ ZeroHedge.com

The Key Test Ahead – Ted Butler

by Ted Butler, Silverseek:

Before getting into the subject of today’s title, allow me to update a couple of topics previously discussed. Last Wednesday, I offered a review of world silver inventories in which I concluded that there were roughly one billion oz in fully documented inventories of metal in industry standard 1000 oz bars and perhaps another 500 million to one billion additional oz in unverified holdings; making a grand total of 1.5 to 2 billion oz for world silver inventories in, essentially, the only form that matters.

I went on to claim that JPMorgan owned a total of 600 million oz of that silver, including just over 100 million oz in its COMEX warehouse and 500 million in unverified holdings. In essence, I was claiming that JPMorgan held either all of the world’s unverified silver inventories or that there might be another 500 million oz out there that JPM didn’t own. I know this is a pretty outrageous claim, but I study this stuff closely and it is my firm conclusion that JPMorgan holds between 30{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} to 40{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of all the 1000 oz bars in the world.  Most outrageous of all, of course, is that JPMorgan bought all this silver over the past six years as it depressed the price by virtue of it also being the largest paper short seller on the COMEX.

When I wrote last week’s article, I knew full well that the LBMA was about to publish, for the first time ever, the quantities of gold and silver bullion held in London. To be frank, one reason I wrote the inventory article was to preempt the LBMA, because I was sure they would overstate world silver inventories. In the interest of full disclosure, please know that in terms of transparency and reasonable verification of its published statistics, I hold the LBMA in the lowest possible regard –almost to the point of disregarding everything they claim. I had every expectation that the LBMA would report that many billions of silver ounces resided in their affiliated vaults.

Therefore, it came as quite a bit of a shock to read that the LBMA reported that it held “only” one billion oz of silver, since it was much less than I would have expected it to report.  I’m not going to get into the amount of gold (240 million oz) that the LBMA claims to have in its vaults, for the simple reason that no one argues that there isn’t roughly 5.6 billion oz of gold in all forms throughout the world and the amount said to be in the LBMA is less than 5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the total gold in the world (even though it’s the second largest gold holding in the world, behind the US Government’s holdings). A key point I tried to make last Wednesday was that individual gold stockpiles were less critical because there was no dispute about how much total gold existed. There could be (and is) endless discussion about who really owns the world’s gold, but not that it exists in reasonably-known quantities.

http://www.lbma.org.uk/_blog/lbma_media_centre/post/demystifying-londons-gold-and-silver-vault-holdings/

It’s much different in silver than it is in gold because there is great question about how much silver exists in the world. That’s because we know that silver is a vital industrial commodity consumed in an incredibly wide variety of applications and because of that consumption, world silver inventories have been massively depleted – by 90{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} over the past 50 to 75 years. Therefore I was relieved that the LBMA published silver numbers that in no way disagreed with my take last week that there might be 500 million to one billion oz of silver in 1000 oz bar form in London in previously unverified holdings.

I would have let the matter slide and not even have brought it up today had I not received an email this morning from a subscriber who is a money manager in Switzerland.  He included a private report from UBS to clients (that I cannot provide to you), but upon further investigation, I noticed that there was a separate link to a similar UBS report contained in the official LBMA link provided above. Here is that separate link –

http://www.lbma.org.uk/assets/blog/DemystifyingLondonvaultholdings.pdf

The bottom line is this – according to UBS, included in the one billion oz of silver the LBMA claims to be in London are the ETF holdings in London in SLV and SIVR, amounting to more than 400 million oz. Since I already included these holdings in the verified category of silver holdings, this amount must be subtracted from the LBMA’s count; meaning that ex-ETF holdings, there are only 600 million oz of newly reported silver in London, much closer to the lowest number ofmy 500 million to one billion oz estimate.

So, instead of the LBMA reporting billions of ounces of silver in previously unverified holdings, it is reporting only 600 million oz when all is said and done. You could have knocked me over with a feather on this news. And you can bet that JPMorgan owns nearly all of this newly reported silver.  As you know, I no longer seek out new bullish surprises in silver, fearing my brain will explode if I add just one more. But despite my fears, the small amount of silver just reported by the LBMA, even without the mandatory reduction of ETF holdings, is really messing with my mind because it’s so bullish.

The other matter previously discussed involves the old issue of futures market positioning setting prices, not just in gold and silver, but other commodities as well. Just this week, for example, the price of copper rose to new two-year highs. I have written about the price of copper being depressed due to aggressive selling by the managed money technical funds on the COMEX, both late last year and as recently as May. Recent COT reports have indicated that the managed money technical funds have flipped completely to the long side and now hold their largest COMEX (gross) long position in history.

Read More @ Silverseek.com

Symbolic Pics of the Month 07/17

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from Vigilant Citizen

In this edition of SPOTM: Katy Perry, Kylie Jenner’s horrifying painting, Kaia Gerber and more proof that the elite’s one-eye sign never takes a vacation. 

Katy Perry is the elite’s current “it” girl. Her entire act and persona are fully dedicated to the elite’s symbolism and its Monarch mind control system.

 The cover of her latest album Witness is extremely symbolic. Both of her eyes are covered which represents the blindness of MK slaves. An eyeball is inside her mouth which symbolically indicates that whatever is coming out of her mouth is fully compliant with the occult elite’s agenda.
The cover of her latest album Witness is extremely symbolic. Both of her eyes are covered which represents the blindness of MK slaves. An eyeball is inside her mouth which symbolically indicates that whatever is coming out of her mouth is fully compliant with the occult elite’s agenda.
 The symbolism of the cover is also very reminiscent of a key scene in the movie Neon Demon which is, coincidentally, about the dark side of the occult elite. In this scene, a model swallows the eyeball of another model who was “sacrificed” in a cannibalistic ritual ( read my article about the movie here ). Katy Perry’s video “ Bon Appétit ” was also a cannibalistic ritual. All of that symbolism interconnects to form a sick elite subculture.
The symbolism of the cover is also very reminiscent of a key scene in the movie Neon Demon which is, coincidentally, about the dark side of the occult elite. In this scene, a model swallows the eyeball of another model who was “sacrificed” in a cannibalistic ritual ( read my article about the movie here ). Katy Perry’s video “ Bon Appétit ” was also a cannibalistic ritual. All of that symbolism interconnects to form a sick elite subculture.
 To make things extra clear, Perry has been performing with a big eye right on her chest. This is like branding livestock to identify its owner.
To make things extra clear, Perry has been performing with a big eye right on her chest. This is like branding livestock to identify its owner.
 The elite’s agenda is right on your TV.
The elite’s agenda is right on your TV.

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The Abrahamic Wars

Contributed by David Bryan, SGTreport.com:

It has become a theater of conspiracy, for Christians to blame the Jews, for Jews to blame the Muslims and for Muslims to blame the Christians. They are the Abrahamic religions that share the Old Testament and pray to the same God. The absurd theatrics of Christians, Jews and Muslims, is a constant attention seeking squabble among Abrahamic family members that can turn violent.

An unthinkable range of Christian, Jewish and Muslim barbaric atrocities are committed against the fellow person every day.

Without taking into account an almost impossible to imagine daily ritual of human violence, mutilation and slaughter, the cruel fact is that over the last one hundred years. In excess of one hundred and thirty million people have needlessly died in Abrahamic wars.

The combined military expenditure of the Abrahamic countries is well in excess of one trillion dollars a year and that does not take into account, the cost of the military’s destruction of habitable infrastructure across entire regions of the world. In what is called an act of humanitarian intervention, since 2014 in excess of 84,000 aerial bombs have been dropped on the helpless peoples and the infrastructures of Iraq and Syria.

Libya which was the most sophisticated, benevolent, progressive and prosperous country in Africa was bombed back to the middle ages. Unless you want to believe otherwise, the objective of this orchestrated destruction was to secure Western oil rights and to prevent the Libyan gold backed Dinar that protected the nations wealth from the private central bank cabal. The very first action by the western sponsored Benghazi rebels before they even had any

reserves, oil or territory was to form a central bank!

It is estimated that one billion children, that is every second child in the world is without adequate food, medicine, shelter and education. 22,000 children needlessly die from poverty every day. Two million children die each year from preventable diseases. 165 million children under the age of five are stunted from severe malnutrition. link

Oxfam has estimated that $60 billion would eliminate extreme global poverty, yet President Trump has proposed to spend an additional $54 billion on increasing the military budget.

The Abrahamic barbaric paradigm of committing perpetual murder and the senseless destruction of habitable infrastructures, can rationally be attributed to the peoples belief in Exodus 21:24 “an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, hand for a hand, foot for a foot.”

The Judaic Rule of “an eye for an eye” states that Judaic justice does not concede compassion for the sight of others.

Compassion means co-suffering and empathy, it is the supreme emotion to do with caring and being decent.

Compassion is not the Judaic tradition. Compassion is used nineteen times in the Judaic Old Testament but never as a Judaic human trait. Only once is the word used as a human trait in the Old Testament and then it was the daughter of an Egyptian Pharaoh who found the baby Moses abandoned in a basket by the river “and she had compassion on him, and said: ‘This is one of the Hebrew children’.”

The so-called developed western Abrahamic nations deploy an enormous range of incendiary bombs, drones, missiles, chemical, microwave, laser and radioactive weapons on the innocent people in Arabic countries. They deploy special op forces, regular armies, paid mercenaries, they arm, train and protect the rebels fighting against legitimately elected governments and engage in deliberate covert false flag. They engage in cyber and climate warfare, all intrusive spy-ware, use the constant threat of nuclear weapons and callously impose economic sanctions on the innocent people of entire nations. They do not bestow human compassion for the plight of others.

The destruction of habitable infrastructure and the brutal bombing of millions of human innocents, has served to displace 65 million people in the world.

The never ending wars are an Abrahamic peoples disgrace perpetrated without shame against innocent little Arabic children, their parents and grandparents who are intentionally caught in the hell created on earth in Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Sudan. The notable beneficial exception being Israel, its brutal ally Saudi Arabia and some wealthy Gulf States.

In an Abrahamic world of ‘an eye for an eye’ devoid of human compassion, who really cares?

There is not sufficient compassion to spend $60 billon that would attend to the suffering and needs of the world’s chronic poor.

There is no compassion for the hundreds of millions of Arabic innocents caught up in our Abrahamic desire to ferment perpetual wars so that a few will profit.

Blind to any sense of human dignity or any human kindness, blind to the ability to reason and to show justice with true compassion. With three exceptions the elected Abrahamic peoples’ political representatives in Congress are proven to be nothing other than paid up professional war mongering psychopaths. They are now placing further additional veto proof sanctions to penalize countries that have nuclear capability. 143 million people living in energy rich Russia. 81 million people living in oil rich Iran. Callously placing sanctions that will greatly worsen the already desperately impoverished lives of 24 million innocent people living in North Korea. If that was not enough these paid professional psychopaths have included sanctions on the unfortunate Abrahamic people struggling to survive a socialist economic collapse in oil rich Venezuela.

Sanctions are always the precursor to new wars in which a few intend to make profit at the expense and suffering of the many.

The reality of the desired Abrahamic wars against Russia, Iran and North Korea involves the use of nuclear energy. Who really cares that the energy frequency preferred by professional paid psychopaths is to end all life? Match the energy frequency of nuclear weapons with the desire of professional paid psychopaths and you cannot but get total Armageddon.

Einstein as a physicist was very precise about the unavoidable end result of a desired energy frequency:

Everything is energy and that is all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.

An outdated and anarchic Judaic linear ideology of ‘an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, hand for a hand, foot for a foot’ has created a world lacking human compassion where the doomsday clock that counts down the time to Armageddon moved to two and one half minutes to midnight on 01.25.2017. Precisely six months before the veto proof sanctions by Congress on three nuclear power nations 07.25.2017 and ratified by the Senate two days later.

I can calculate the motion of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people” – Sir Isaac Newton, physicist

As people it is up to us. With less than two and one half nuclear minutes remaining until midnight we must start immediately to do whatever is necessary to totally change the destiny of the world.

Murder and sanctions by the establishment can never be tolerated. Our dignified first action is to stop giving silent support for wars and stop the totally corrupt warmongering politicians.

Scientific reason applied with compassion, creates a world of freedom, harmony and justice in every aspect of life. Our second dignified action is to educate based on factual scientific truth and not any of the establishment ideologies of belief-ism.

Truth and dignity rewinds the doomsday clock!

Our third action is in respect to this little Palestinian Gaza child and all the children, to make sure everyone feels the horror. Tiny sparks that glimmer from genuine heart felt human compassion and our Abrahamic brutality will be stopped forever.

David Bryan explores the profound scientific understanding of Tibetan
Sanskrit scholars that would totally change the world
http://thetibetansecret.blogspot.com/

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Books.

Trump marvelously TROLLS media in West Virginia: ‘Any Russians here tonight?’ (VIDEO)

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by Ricky Twisdale, The Duran:

As the unremitting assault on Donald Trump’s presidency by the deep state continues, the president openly mocked the Russia hysteria

Donald Trump spoke to a packed crowd in Huntington, West Virginia on Thursday, delivering one of his most fiery speeches since his campaign days.

It continued Trump’s strategy of taking his message directly to the people, bypassing the traditional mass media, which is overwhelmingly hostile.

The U.S. President openly mocked the ongoing “Russiagate” obsession of the mainstream media and his opponents in the deep state apparatus, to the delight of the audience:

The Russia story is a total fabrication. It’s just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history of American politics…

What the prosecutors should be looking at, are Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 deleted emails, and they should be looking at the paid Russian speeches, and the owned Russian companies – or let them look at the uranium she sold that is now in the hands of very angry Russians.

Most people know there were no Russians in our campaign – there never were. We didn’t win because of Russia, we won because of you

Have you seen any Russians in West Virginia…? Are there any Russians here tonight?

The speech comes right on the heels of Trump’s signing into law a bill forced on him by congress, which restricts the president’s ability to lift sanctions on Russia without approval from the legislature. Trump slammed the bill as “clearly unconstitutional.”

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Gold sales soaring in Croatia and Turkey as confidence in sovereign currencies continue to wane

by Kenneth Schortgen, The Daily Economist:

While often the business media reports on gold sales in much larger markets such as the U.S., China, India, and even Russia, often the smaller economies are overlooked when it comes to a populace moving their wealth into the world’s most historical asset of choice.

So it is quite interesting to see places like Turkey and Croatia beginning to ramp up their gold markets, and this is really seeming to signal a growing decline in confidence in sovereign currencies.

The largest Croatian gold dealer, Auro Domus from Kastav, which gold about 50{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the market, sold investment gold and silver in the amount of 30.2 million kunas in the first half of this year, reports Jutarnji List on 2 August 2017. 

The company points out that this is an increase of 83{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}, or nearly twice as much as in the same period last when the company generated income in the amount of 16.5 million kunas.  This is proof that the demand for investment gold in Croatia continues to grow and that Croats are buying more than ever before. – Croatia News

Over in Turkey the environment is also ramping up for gold purchases and investment, where July saw the Turks import the most gold ever for a single month.

An eight-fold increase in gold imports to $2.8 billion from $354 million in the same month last year made the precious metal the second-most imported product and one of the main contributors to the trade gap. 

June gold imports were also up by 216 percent year-on-year to $2.1 billion, according to final figures reported by Turkstat, the state statistics agency. –  Zerohedge

Read More @ TheDailyEconomist.com

Audio Reveals Seymour Hersh Alleging Seth Rich Was Wikileaks Source

by Elizabeth Vos, Disobedient Media:

Cassandra Fairbanks of Big League Politics released audio today revealing journalist Seymour Hersh had stated that Seth Rich provided the DNC emails to Wikileaks. The stunning audio files also appear to contradict claims made by private investigator Rod Wheeler in a defamation suit filed today against Fox News stemming from allegedly false quotation in their report on the investigation of Rich’s death. Media furor surrounding this case has centered on both the dismissal of Rich as a source for Wikileaks, and allegations that the Trump White House had “concocted” the story with Fox News. However, statements made by Wheeler and Hersh in a second audio file appear to undermine claims made in Wheeler’s suit, with Hersh’s statement going even further by directly stating that Seth Rich had been the source of Wikileaks DNC emails.

The first audio clip published by Fairbanks earlier today revealed Rod Wheeler discussing his investigation into Rich’s death. The conversation includes allusions to Rich’s brother, stating that Aaron Rich stalled the investigation into Seth’s potential connection to Wikileaks. The audio released by Big League Politics is particularly relevant to the statements Wheeler made to Fox News which were quoted in their controversial article published in May. Dispute over this citation serves as the basis for a defamation suit Wheeler initiated against Fox today.

Wheeler had been employed by Seth Rich’s family as a private investigator in order to investigate Rich’s unsolved murder. Wheeler’s suit claims that the Trump administration coordinated with Fox, and that the company had ‘invented’ quotes from him. The explosive allegations made by Wheeler caused a firestorm in the mainstream media.

The second audio clip appears especially significant as it depicts Seymour Hersh alleging that Seth Rich had kept DNC emails in a protected drop box, which was eventually accessed by Wikileaks. He can also be heard calling former CIA Director John Brennan an “a**hole.” Big League Politics also noted that Hersh cited an FBI document and an NSA report in alleging these details.

Disobedient Media spoke with Charles Grapski, a legal and political theorist who serves as Director of the Open Records Project and the Director of the Fair Elections Initiative. He told us that he believed Wheeler’s defamation claims were weak, with misquotation being an unstable basis to prove defamation of character had occurred.

No false statement was actively made about Wheeler in the original Fox story, but instead refers to incorrect attribution made in Wheeler’s suit. It also appears that many statements in the complaint could be based on hearsay. The civil rights claim added to allegations of defamation are especially bizarre considering that it indicates Fox News should have hired Wheeler as an employee; while simultaneously claiming Fox had defamed him. Grapski stated via Twitter that the newly published audio had undermined Wheeler’s defamation claim. A Federal civil rights claim would also allow Wheeler to collect his attorney’s fees from the defendants.

Escalating media furor in the wake of Wheeler’s suit has labelled Seth Rich’s possible association with Wikileaks to be “baseless.” These conclusions were to some extent counteracted by the audio published by Fairbanks which appears to contradict his claims against Fox to some extent. If the audio clips had not been released, the media firestorm regarding Wheeler’s suit may have effectively replaced the discredited Russian hacking narrative as a focus of legacy media deflection from allegations of severe corruption within the Democratic party.

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