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Dateline: 02.21.17

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Employees across US fired after joining ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest
Now they will file for unemployment… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold Is the Ace Up Trump’s Sleeve
It may be early in the life-cycle of the President Trump trend, but the outlook is clear: This is good for gold… (Continue to full article)

11 Deeply Alarming Facts About America’s Crumbling Infrastructure
No matter what your particular political perspective is, if there is one thing that virtually everyone in the United States can agree upon it is the fact that America’s infrastructure is crumbling. Previous generations of Americans conquered an entire continent and erected the greatest system of infrastructure that the world had ever seen, but… (Continue to full article)

This Is One Of The Big Reasons Why So Many Families Are Feeling Extreme Financial Stress
When the cost of living rises faster than paychecks do year after year, eventually that becomes a very big problem… (Continue to full article)

7 Common Tax Mistakes That Could Cost You Thousands
There aren’t many people who like doing their taxes, but it’s even worse when you end up paying Uncle Sam more than is necessary. Unfortunately, one in five Americans who did their own taxes paid an… (Continue to full article)

A look at the economy Trump inherited, which he calls a ‘mess’
President Donald Trump on Thursday continued to disparage the U.S. economy, painting a dystopian picture of massive job loss, violent inner cities and rising drug abuse… (Continue to full article)

S&P 500/Silver Ratio Suggests S&P 500 To Head LOWER & Silver (and gold) HIGHER
The Great Precious Metals Market Disconnect that took place four years ago is now a ticking TIME BOMB. While the Fed and Central Banks have been relatively successful in propping up the broader stock, bond and real estate markets, time is not on their side. The more the highly inflated markets continue higher, the more breath-taking will be the inevitable collapse… (Continue to full article)

Expect $30 Silver In 2017 – Maybe Even Higher – Here’s Why
How low and how high will the price of silver range on the PAPER marketsfine silver fine gold during 2017? Knowing the influence central bankers, politicians, HFT algos, bullion banks and JPMorgan exercise over increasingly managed markets it is impossible to answer the question, and it is probably the wrong question to ask. Instead, what do we know with a high degree of certainty? (Continue to full article)

Greenspan: Ron Paul Was Right About The Gold Standard
“When I was Chair of the Federal Reserve I used to testify before US Congressman Ron Paul… we had some interesting discussions… We would never have reached this position of extreme indebtedness were we on the gold standard, because the gold standard is a way of ensuring that fiscal policy never gets out of line.”… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

Al Jarreau, ‘Take Five‘ ~ 1976

Singer and vocal percussionist Al Jarreau passed away last week. Born Alwin Lopez Jarreau on March 12, 1940 in Milwaukee, his first exposure to music was through his mother and father, church singer and pianist respectively.

Working as a rehabilitation counselor in San Francisco, he moonlighted with a jazz trio led by George Duke. A successful duo gig in 1967 In Sausalito convinced him to try to make his living in jazz. Six Grammys and fifteen Grammy nominations later, it was a good decision.

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The IRS Has Just Made Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Optional

When President Trump signed an executive order shortly after taking office designed to weaken the Affordable Care Act, some questioned whether the instructions to federal agencies to look for ways to ease the law’s burden on businesses and individuals would have any real bite.

But on Tuesday, there can be little doubt Trump is succeeding in hastening the demise of a program that currently insures more than 9 million Americans. That’s because the Internal Revenue Service responded by weakening the health care law’s requirement that individuals either acquire health insurance or pay the penalty. Continue reading

While Elites Played Empire… AMERICA FELL APART

Dear Imperial America: the lifestyle you ordered is permanently out of stock.

Our extraordinary misallocation of national treasure and political power has set a banquet of consequences that few are willing to face, much less address head-on. If we had to sum up this vast misallocation, we might start by characterizing it as the result of a multitude of elites playing Empire with money borrowed from future generations.

We can start the list of extraordinary misallocations of national treasure with the Neocon’s endless wars of choice. Ten years ago, estimates of the total cost of the Iraq misadventure were $3 trillion: Cost of Iraq War: $3 Trillion; Cost of Solar Plants to Power all 105 million U.S Households: $500 Billion (April 10, 2008) Continue reading

Why Gold is Money

It’s an unfortunate historical anomaly that people think about the paper in their wallets as money. The dollar is, technically, a currency. A currency is a government substitute for money. But gold is money.

Now, why do I say that?
Historically, many things have been used as money. Cattle have been used as money in many societies, including Roman society. That’s where we get the word “pecuniary” from: the Latin word for a single head of cattle is pecus. Salt has been used as money, also in ancient Rome, and that’s where the word “salary” comes from; the Latin for salt is sal (or salis). The North American Indians used seashells. So, money is simply a medium of exchange and a store of value. Continue reading

Loving Our Servitude In America’s Plantation Economy

The only possible output of low social capital is rising inequality.

One of the themes I’ve been addressing since 2008 is the neocolonial-plantation structure of the U.S. economy. The old models of colonial exploitation that optimized plantations worked by cheap imported labor (or situated in peripheral nations with plenty of cheap labor) have, beneath the surface, been adapted to advanced capitalist democracies.

The adaptations have been so successful that not only do we not even recognize the Plantation structure–we love our servitude within it. Continue reading

Recession 2017?

Things Are Happening That Usually Never Happen Unless A New Recession Is Beginning

Is the U.S. economy about to get slammed by a major recession? According to Gallup, U.S. economic confidence has soared to the highest level ever recorded, but meanwhile, a whole host of key economic indicators are absolutely screaming that a new recession is beginning. And if the U.S. economy does officially enter recession territory in 2017, it certainly won’t be a shock, because the truth is that we are well overdue for one. Donald Trump has inherited quite an economic mess from Barack Obama, and it was probably inevitable that we were headed for a significant economic downturn no matter who won the election. Continue reading

Double Eagle Headlines: 02.09.17

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Bundesbank Has Completed Gold Repatriation From New York Fed, Three Years Ahead Of Schedule
Even these crooks don’t trust the FED… What does THAT tell you??? (Continue to full article)

Car Loans Versus Subprime Mortgages – Are there any parallels?
Looking at cars on line last night and was shocked at the prices for ones that are three years old. Used to be that I could buy a house for that kind of money. Think that I might buy the 1970 Chevrolet C/K 30 for $1,500.00… OR – rather than have your car repo’d – take it for a nice drive in the Arizona desert and jump the cliff with Thelma and Louise… Is there such a thing as a “subprime car loan bubble” brewing? Both Jamie Dimon (J.P Morgan boss) and comedian John Oliver seem to think so… (Continue to full article)

Americans Haven’t Been This Positive About The US Economy Since July 2007, But…
How did that work out for them??? (Continue to full article)

Initial Jobless Claims Plunge To 44 Year Lows
While continuing claims continue to rise post-election, initial jobless claims have collapsed back to with 1k of the lowest levels since 1973. While everything is awesome with this print, one wonders what happens next? Which is more likely – higher or lower from here??? I would rather not sit around and watch the ugly end of this story. It really matters not who sits on the throne in DC – we still have tens of millions not working, because no one will hire them…  (Continue to full article)

Swamp Thing Takes Over Treasury – ForclosureGate II, the Sequel
ForclosureGate (circa 2010 forward): Widespread mortgage fraud as a result of an unregulated, rigged housing market guaranteed to create a collapse and waves of foreclosures, all of which leads to major hardship for homeowners and their families… (Continue to full article)

Here’s How Wall Street Is Ripping You Off, and What You Can Do About It
Let’s say you are buying a $10,000 corporate bond which the firm is showing on their computer screen with a one point commission. One point means $10 per thousand or a total commission of $100 on a $10,000 bond trade. The honest broker who is truly looking out for the best interests of his client, will do the trade as it appears on the computer screen. But to placate its greedy brokers… And the beat goes on… (Continue to full article)

Red Flag: US Consumer Bankruptcies on the Rise
US bankruptcy filings by consumers rose 5.4% in January, compared to January last year, to 52,421 according to the American Bankruptcy Institute. In December, they’d already risen 4.5% from a year earlier. This was the first time that consumer bankruptcies increased back-to-back since 2010. However, business bankruptcies began to surge in… (Continue to full article)

Overhauling Dodd-Frank May Not Succeed, but Also May Not Matter
Nancy Pelosi says President Trump’s call to reshape Dodd-Frank is a “massive con” and that he is putting #WallStreetFirst. Sadly, she has set the tone for Congressional Democrats, siding with… (Continue to full article)

3 Reasons Houses Are Getting Harder to Afford
Rising mortgage rates, bigger jumps in home prices and still-moderate income growth are adding up to a triple threat for the housing market this spring. Home affordability fell to the lowest level in… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

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D.E. HEADLINES: 02.07.17

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As gold hits a three-month high, here’s how investors suggest playing it now
Gold’s shining winning streak shows no signs of letting up, and one portfolio manager sees this as the perfect chance for investors to get into the commodity. But that is part of the problem – THEY only look at it as a ‘commodity’… (Continue to full article)

Drug prices rose 11% last year, providing fuel for both sides of price debate
The cost did not rise – but their profits certain;ly did… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold Is the Ace Up Trump’s Sleeve
It may be early in the life-cycle of the President Trump trend, but the outlook is clear: This is good for gold. Gold is the ace up Trump’s sleeve… (Continue to full article)

Debt Apocalypse Beckons As U.S. Consumer Bankruptcies Do Something They Haven’t Done In Almost 7 Years
When debt grows much faster than GDP for an extended period of time, it is inevitable that a good portion of that debt will start to go bad at some point. We witnessed a perfect example of this in 2008, and now it is starting to happen again… (Continue to full article)

ANOTHER TAKE: Drug Prices Are Soaring: Here’s Why You May Not Get the Meds You Need
The base price of the most commonly used brand-name drugs rose on average by nearly 11 percent in 2016, providing added grist to the debate over the need for government intervention to slow the rate… (Continue to full article)

GOLD Will Win Out Over the Current Concept of Money – Eventually!
The age-old battle of what should be money continues. Today, the battle is between the banking establishment and the masses of people who trade our markets. The establishment desires to enslave the people with their imaginary ‘cyber’ digits and a cashless society. The people, however, desire a tangible object like silver & gold… (Continue to full article)

Ending the FED: Not an Easy Task
Fed money makes up less than 1% of the money emitted and controlled by the FED. Actually the US… (Continue to full article)

Why Nickels and Pennies Worry the Government
It is now unlawful to melt down nickels and pennies because they contain metals that are more valuable as… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

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Double Eagle Headlines: 02.06.18

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Learning to Prosper in Silver
We live in the era of the sound-bite. In our televised news, every subject – no matter the complexity – is presented in two minutes or less. Our newspapers are the print equivalent of the sound-bite. TV programs exist which present longer discussions of important subjects. News magazines exist which provide longer print features. But no depth of understanding… (Continue to full article)


The Metals Mixed Messages

A great week for stocks and you can find out a bit more on my thoughts about that at my free blog and I’m sure you’ll enjoy my short thoughts.The metals continue to show some mixed strength, and weakness, but the week ahead should tell us if a low is in fact in, or if more basing is needed. Gold gained 2.73% as we moved through the first week of Chinese… (Continue to full article)

This Past Week in Gold
Technical analyst Jack Chan charts the latest moves in the gold and silver markets. Our proprietary cycle indicator is up. The gold sector is on a long-term buy signal. Long-term signals can last for months and years and are more suitable for investors holding for long term. The gold… (Continue to full article)

Gold was not selected arbitrarily by government…
“Gold was not selected arbitrarily by governments tobe the monetary standard. Gold had developed formany centuries on the free market as the best money; as the commodity providing the most stable and desirable monetary medium…I see a great future for gold and silver coins as the currency people may increasingly turn to when paper currencies begin to disintegrate… (Continue to full article)

Another Housing Crash Ahead?
For The First Time Since 2008, It Costs Over $1000/Month To Purchase A Median U.S. Home… (Continue to full article)

America’s Biggest Companies Are Slashing Jobs At The Fastest Rate Since The Financial Crisis
Just last week, Americans were reassured (twice) that everything is awesome in the US labor market as ADP and BLS data showed jobs-jobs-jobs everywhere. However, along with wage stagnation (and a rising unemployment rate), there is a bigger problem, as Deutsche Bank warns, aside from soft earnings, hiring at America’s biggest companies is slowing down for the first time since 2010… (Continue to full article)

50% Correction Is Impossible! Really?
Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau. I do not feel there will be soon if ever a 50 or 60 point break from present levels, such as they have predicted. I expect to see the stock market a good deal higher within a few months.” ~ Dr. Irving Fisher, Economist at Yale University 1929 (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

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Dateline: 02.03.17

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Appeals Court Reinstates JPM Silver Rigging Case
The New York 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that District Court Judge Engelmayer was in error when he dismissed the Silver price rigging lawsuits against JP Morgan. The appellate court felt that Engelmayer’s dismissal reasons amounted to “impermissible fact finding” and placed too high of a bar in concluding that plaintiffs had not adequately plead their case… (Continue to full article)

Democratic Party Policies Hurt the US Working Class
The economic hardship for the working class was actually to a large extent the result of policies supported by the Democratic Party in the United States and social democratic parties across Europe… (Continue to full article)

Home Ownership Levels Back To 1993
According to the US Census Bureau, the US homeownership rate rose for the second consecutive quarter to 63.7% in Q4 2017. The US is finally back to where “the great leap forward” in homeownership rates began in 1995 under President Bill Clinton… (Continue to full article)

Home Prices Rising Much Faster Than Wages
AFFORDABLE HOUSING” ALERT! Home prices rise 5.6% yoy (too bad wages are growing at 2.5% YOY)… (Continue to full article)

Buy Gold Because of Uncertainty not Doomsday
Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight World not been as close to self-destruction since 1953 Threat of nuclear powers, climate change and technology all considered heightened risks First time the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have singled out an indi… (Continue to full article)

Weaker US$ Could Send Gold and Gold Stocks to Higher Targets
Gold has underperformed both in nominal and real terms. Last week it formed a bearish reversal in nominal terms and against foreign currencies. However, the good news for bulls is the US Dollar Index lost support at 100, due to the Trump adm… (Continue to full article)

Price controls and propaganda
Most economists agree on one thing; price controls do not work. Many go on to say they create shortages of goods, which inevitably drives black market prices even higher than they would otherwise be.Price controls were last tried in the 1970s, and ever… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

Think about it… but don’t wait too long!

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Dateline: 01.27.17 ~ Late Day Edition

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Currecide: The Globalists’ Planned Annihilation of Your Savings and Freedom
I wanted to share some of Stewart Dougherty’s thoughts, which are raw, unedited and quite insightful:I totally agree with what you wrote me previously about gold going ballistic this year. It’s probably better set-up right now than at any other time in history, for a large number of reasons. I hope it can finally overwhelm, once and for all the… They’re coming to take it away – ha-ha!!! (Continue to full article)

Timely Thoughts on Silver
The futures appear headed to the 16.580 target shown. I posted this Hidden Pivot support in the chat room Thursday morning, but it was probably of little help to traders because of the downtrend’s rabid demeanor. I am not suggesting bottom-fishing with the usual penny-ante stop-loss, since the target closely coincides with some important lows from mid-January… (Continue to full article)

The Search for El Dorado – Lost City of Gold
For hundreds of years, treasure hunters and historians alike have searched for El Dorado, the lost city of gold. The idea of a city filled with gold and other riches has a natural appeal, drawing the attention of individuals from all over the world in hopes of discovering the ultimate treasure, and an ancient wonder…. (Continue to full article)

What Would A Labor-Centered Economy Look Like?
How about moving the power to create money from the apex of the pyramid down to its lowest level? (Continue to full article)

Coincidence? Dow Hits 20,000 As National Debt Reaches $20 Trillion
The Dow Jones Industrial Average provides us with some pretty strong evidence that our “stock market boom” has been fueled by debt… (Continue to full article)

Fed Bankers Mocked Unemployed As Lazy Drug Users
All of this from drug PUSHERS… (Continue to full article)

New Home Sales Fall To 1991 Levels
But, But, But… Can I still buy at 1991 levels??? (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

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Why Your Debt Could Be Killing You – Literally

Americans who unexpectedly find they can’t pay their bills are at a greater risk of dying, according to a new research report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The research also found that a significantly improved credit score can lead to an increase in life expectancy.

The report determined that people’s mortality rates rose by 5 percent when they suddenly fell behind on their debt payments due to a sudden macro event such as a recession. But the risk of death was reduced by more than 4 percent if an individual’s credit score increased by 100 points.

Delinquency had the biggest impact in the short term. Individuals were far more likely to die from an immediate debt shock than from lingering debt. Continue reading

The Evasion of Our Bankrupt Government

“A private central bank issuing the public currency is a greater menace to the liberties of the people than a standing army. We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

Money Hole

A common sense approach to bankruptcy is the recognition that no matter how much money you will be able to acquire you cannot possibly ever pay it back to your creditors. This is not what is required for a government regulating agency to declare a banking facility bankrupt, but it is a valid depiction of the state of our national debt and our ability to reduce it to a manageable quantity. The level of taxation that would be required to eliminate our national debt, which is climbing by astronomical numbers, would put such a strain on the fiscal ability of most Americans to survive we would instantly revert to a third world status. This is the danger we are confronted with by a free spending government unwilling to restrain its reach. Continue reading

Catch-up Time: 01.21.17

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The Dallas Pension Fiasco Is Just The Beginning
The recent blow-up of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System was entirely predictable. Whilst it is tempting to blame unusual circumstances for the recent lock-up of redemptions and likely substantial reductions to pensions for those still in the fund, many other American pension funds are heading down the same road… (Continue to full article)

Trump And A New Gold-Backed Dollar
Trump recently said, “We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism.” In our view, there’s only one way Trump could fight the global elites and their SDR plan: return the dollar to some sort of gold backing… (Continue to full article)

The Curse of Econ 101
When it comes to basic policy questions such as the minimum wage, introductory economics can be more misleading than it is helpful… (Continue to full article)

The Government Marks 20 Years of Failure to Balance Its Books
The Government Accountability Office on Thursday released its annual evaluation of the consolidated financial statement of the federal government, and for the 20th time in a row, dating back to 1997, was unable to offer an opinion on the reliability of the government’s books because of widespread accounting and financial management failures… (Continue to full article)

The Demise of The Taxpayer
Politicians like to talk about how the hardworking taxpayer is being protected from the tentacles of government by their votes. But the reality is the taxpayer revenues are becoming a minor source of income… (Continue to full article)

Secrets of International Banking from a Banker
Kings and dictators, czars and presidents, shoguns and emperors, all of the “powerful” were engaged in the grand and glorious work of war, conquest, dominion and force. There was no time to think of gold, money or prosperity… (Continue to full article)

The Biggest Gold Heist Of All Time
In 524 BC, a group of pirates set sail for Sifnos, an ancient Greek island famed for its vast gold and silver mines.

The mines of Sifnos were unparalleled in the ancient world. They produced so much gold and silver that the local government at Sifnos could erect countless monuments, invest in new public works, and still easily have a substantial balance remaining at the end of each year to distribute to the citizens.

When the pirates arrived, they robbed the island of 100 talents of gold, an unfathomable sum at the time… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

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