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There is only one reason the U.S. economy has thus far avoided a completely devastating collapse that threatens to end life in America as we have come to know it. According to former intelligence operative and author of Jim Rickards, it has everything to do with confidence. Slow but surely, however, that confidence is eroding and it is only a matter of time before the machinations and manipulations of central banks, governments and financial institutions lead to a total destabilization of the system.
And when that day finally comes – when credit markets lock up, stock markets crash, or the U.S. dollar collapses – Rickards, the author of The Road To Ruin: The Global Elites Secret Plan For The Next Financial Crisis, warns in a recent interview with Greg Hunter’s USA Watchdog that access to your assets will be heavily restricted.
You’re going to be in the middle of a panic, whether it’s three months, six month, nine months for the IMF to issue SDR’s, or to convene a global monetary conference, or push the legislative process… whatever it is, it’s going to take some time.
What are you going to do in the meantime, in the middle of the panic, when central banks are constrained and they haven’t come up with their new game plan.
What they’re going to do is lock down the system… close the banks… close the money market funds… suspend redemptions… close the New York Stock Exchange…
They’ll tell you it’s temporary, the same way Richard Nixon in 1971, when he suspended the gold standard, he used the word ‘temporary’… Of course that was 45 years ago and it’s still in place… that’s what they mean by temporary in Washington… it’s 45 years.
But whether it’s 45 years or 45 days, they’re going to temporarily close all of these financial institutions…
Maybe you can get $300 a day from your ATM for gas and groceries… they’ll say “why do you need more than $300 a day for gas and groceries?”
Rickards has previously simulated asymmetric economic attacks for the government and assessed how such scenarios could play out:
When you move over to what we call asymmetric warfare, or unrestricted warfare, what is that? That includes things like cyber warfare, financial warfare, weapons of mass destruction, chemical, biological, radiological weapons, those types of things.
Of course, none of this could ever happen in America, right?
Never mind that the government closed stock markets following the September 11th attacks for a week. Or, that the European Union forced depositors to cover bank losses by confiscating money directly from their bank accounts. Or that pension funds, like the one in Dallas, Texas, recently froze withdrawals for pensioners due to insolvency.
This time it’s different…
But just in case it isn’t, and the system buckles like it did in 2008 or 1929, Rickards has suggested that concerned Americans seek safety in physical gold and silver as wealth protection assets, while also preparing for serious breakdowns in a supply chain wholly dependent on credit flow, the failure of which could rapidly lead to shortages of food, medicine and gas.
Massive academic cover-up concealing a near-total collapse of ocean food chains … mass death to humans will follow
Marine fish provides 15 percent of all animal protein consumed by humans. Unfortunately, we may not have the luxury of eating fish much longer. While academics are forbidden, under threat, to share their findings on the actual health of the Pacific Ocean, stories of blue deserts void of life are popping up along the West Coast and other coastal regions around the world.
The oceans are slowly dying, and with them, a significant part of our food supply will disappear. Since the number of smaller marine life dramatically reduces every year, bigger predators are starving to death. The causes of the recent mass strandings and die-offs of marine life are numerous, ranging from overfishing and climate change to plastic pollution and radioactive contamination.
As bad as all of this sounds, if you’re relying on the mainstream media for your news, you may not be aware of this growing issue that is threatening our food chain.
The great collapse of the Pacific Ocean food chain
A massive cover-up is ongoing about what might turn into the greatest marine extinction since “The Great Dying” 251.9 million years ago. Lately, heartbreaking stories of hundreds of millions of salmon that are dying before they make it back to their spawning place and record numbers of whales getting stranded on our beaches are finding their way to the public.
In the past year and a half, scientists recorded a collapse of several dozen food chains within the Pacific Ocean. Authoritative figures in Vancouver, however, estimated that number may be closer to the hundreds or thousands then the reported dozens. (RELATED: Follow more news about the food supply collapse at FoodSupply.news.)
“It’s not just Pacific salmon that are dying[;] in the North Pacific all forms of ocean life are being reported dead and dying in stunning numbers. Hundreds of dead whales, the largest numbers ever seen, more being found dead on beaches in a single year than in previous tens of years, all reported to having been found in emaciated condition,” explained Russ George, a salmon savior with over 40 years of hands-on experience in restoring trees and oceans, on his website.
Fake media and government black out
The evidence is clear, yet many scientists, media, and governments remain silent. According to some skeptics, the world may be headed to another “Permian Mass Extinction” or “Great Dying.”
According to Armstrong Economics, present CO2 concentrations have reached 400 ppm. While this is nowhere near the 2000 ppm which caused the Great Dying, other factors in today’s world are contributing to environmental changes that are also threatening our marine life and food chain. Rising temperatures and increased UV radiation reaching the Earth may also have something to do with it.
While CO2 and rising temperatures are possible explanations for the massive die-offs happening right now, there are others who believe the nuclear disaster in Japan is to be blamed. Radioactive particles can accumulate in predatory species at the top of the food chain, humans included. Especially top predators, such as the Pacific Bluefin Tuna, are at risk because they consume numerous amounts of smaller prey along with the radioactive particles they have accumulated in their bodies.
Since 2012, a year after Fukushima’s nuclear accident, reports showed that tuna, among other fish species, caught off the coast of California tested positive for radiation. (RELATED: Read more news about Fukushima at FukushimaWatch.com)
Each day more signs are emerging that our ocean and world is slowly dying. We’re living in perilous, unstable times that may affect every living thing on our planet. Nonetheless, media and governments don’t see any harm in remain surprisingly silent.
For those of you who have completely fallen in line with the thought that President Trump is the panacea to all our problems, it’s advisable that you rethink that stance. Firstly, there are interests behind the throne that are neither controlled by nor parallel to the interests of the administration. Secondly, the “transition period” is not over. It is far from over, and the lines that are developing…both of intra and inter-party dissension domestically…and the “Second Cold War” lines throughout the world…have materialized. They are beginning to solidify, and they are becoming fortified.
Yes, it was mentioned last year that the U.S. was sending troops to Poland and the Baltic States as a “show of support and encouragement.” It was mentioned last year, but it is happening now. A battalion-sized element deployed to Poland this past week. The slow but steady buildup begun with Obama is not being curtailed with this administration. The Military Industrial Complex (MIC) is too ensconced within our society and too powerful to sweep under the rug. We already have emplaced missile defense units and equipment in Romania. Last week Montenegro was officially “welcomed” into NATO and the EU. More troop deployments to Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, and Norway are continuing.
It appears Secretary of State Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Mattis are at the forefront of foreign policy, and the MIC-controlled Senators McCain and Graham have not yet relented on pushing for a war to commence in Ukraine. Foreign policy should (with the first two individuals mentioned) not be delegated at this stage of the President’s term, as it is still in its infancy. Regarding the latter two, they should be removed from their offices and charged with treason. The U.S.-installed government in Kiev has been pushing the separatists in the Eastern provinces of Ukraine relentlessly, violating the Minsk accords of 2014 ceaselessly.
The intent is to put so much pressure on the Eastern Ukrainians of Russian ethnic derivation that Russia will feel compelled to act on their “behalf.” Such a response by Russia will ensure the U.S. throws its hat into the ring. This plays right into the hands of McCain, Graham, and others of their ilk who wish war with Russia, who has in no uncertain terms declared that war will arise if one bullet is shipped to Ukraine. More than that is on its way, as at the end of 2016 Congress approved an “aid package” to Ukraine of weapons and munitions.
Last week Russia took some key actions, as well. Russia signed an agreement with South Ossetia, the breakaway (self-declared) republic from Georgia that Russia has held as a “protected territory” since the 2008 war between Georgia and Russia. The agreement provides that South Ossetia’s military is in alliance with, and is a part of the Russian military.
Here’s the “kicker”: South Ossetia will vote this month whether to officially become a subject of Russia.
That ought to “go over” well with Georgia. In the meantime, you are well aware of the missile tests, threats, and posturing by North Korea, and the U.S. moving assets into the area to “counter the threat.” The latter is viewed as an encroachment by China and Russia. To make matters worse, Senator McCain has been publicly insulting Kim Jung-Un. One would think that McCain has done enough damage already and should be prevented from doing any more. Because of Obama, our relations with the Philippines are a shambles, and China’s strength in the region has been increasing.
The Middle East was Obama’s “piñata party” for the past six years, and the countries (such as Egypt and Libya, among others) are smashed, with detritus strewn all over their backyards. The withdrawal from Iraq was premature, we’re in a stalemate in Afghanistan, and there is no clear direction for Syria, Yemen, or any of the other countries in the region.
Domestically the President just lost a major fight over Obamacare. It would appear Obamacare will not vanish as readily as everyone thought that it would. This is due to the bought-off members of the Republican party in Congress who have kept Obamacare in play. Everyone was so excited with the election! Yay! We have a supermajority in Congress! Yay!
Nothing has changed: we have nothing in Congress, except a pack of misrepresentatives who represent only their own interests, and not the will of their constituents.
Even the President’s executive order (designed to keep Arab terrorists from entering the U.S.) has been shot down by the Obama-appointed judges in the courts. They’re fighting the creation of the border wall/fence. As time passes, the fickle populace begins to turn their back on the President. Their attention spans are less than the gnat’s, and the clock is ticking. It is hard to determine who is doing more damage to the President’s standing: The Democrats or the Republicans.
The clock is ticking. That mid-term election campaigning will begin in the fall, and the President needs to tighten the screws on things happening in the United States and abroad, or he will be viewed by Americans and foreigners alike as someone who is ineffective. The first two months have been extremely rough, and his opposition is not letting up one bit.
Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape). He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at SHTFplan.com or contact him here.
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By now most people are completely desensitized to stories involving North Korea. One can only hear about so many blustering threats, missile launches, and state sanctioned executions, before those incidents are no longer surprising. Over the years we’ve seen it all, and most folks don’t really pay much attention to what’s going on in the Hermit Kingdom. That’s unfortunate, because they’re not paying attention as the Trump administration inches towards war with North Korea.
The first definite sign that the current administration was going to take a different approach to North Korea, was when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated emphatically last month that “all options are on the table.”
“Let me be very clear. The policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security and economic measures. All options are on the table,” Tillerson told reporters during a joint news conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Friday.
“Certainly we do not want to, for things to get to military conflict,” Tillerson said.
However, he went on to say that “if they (North Korea) elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action, then, that option’s on the table.”
He added that a “comprehensive set of capabilities” is being developed to deal with the country.
And at least one of those options is already in place. Before that interview even took place, US special forces were already training to decapitate the North Korean regime.
Despite that threat, North Korea has refused to back down on their nuclear program, and for good reason. Kim Jong-un’s regime believes that they won’t be safe from foreign invasion unless they have a nuclear tipped ICBM that can be launched at targets that are thousands of miles away.
The US government on the other hand, has taken a different position. Our government believes that North Korea can’t be trusted with that kind of military capability. In a sense both sides are correct, but clearly those opinions are diametrically opposed. Unless one side backs down, there will be war before North Korea demonstrates that it can launch a nuclear tipped ICBM.
And President Trump has tacitly admitted that he’s willing to go to war with North Korea. During a recent interview with Financial Times, he stated if China can’t or won’t reign in North Korea, then our government is willing to “act alone.”
POTOMAC FALLS, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump says that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand against North Korea’s nuclear program.
Trump’s comments in an interview with the Financial Times come just days before he is set to host Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago estate in South Florida. The two are expected to discuss a number of issues, including North Korea, trade and territorial disputes in the South China Sea during their meeting on Thursday and Friday.
“Yes, we will talk about North Korea,” Trump told the newspaper for a story that appeared Sunday on its website. “And China has great influence over North Korea. And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won’t. And if they do that will be very good for China, and if they don’t it won’t be good for anyone.”
Without China’s help, there can’t be any peaceful resolution with North Korea, because China is the closest thing to a friend that country has on the global stage. Unfortunately, there isn’t much of a chance that China is going to defang this regime anytime soon. If they could they would have done so a long time ago. They may enjoy having a communist buffer state between their capital and an American ally in the south, but they don’t want to live right next door to a certifiably insane regime with nuclear weapons.
I don’t think that China could ever convince North Korea to give up its nuclear program. Kim Jong-un saw what happened to countries like Libya and Iraq after they abandoned their WMD programs. And North Korea is probably just as afraid of regime change at the hands of China as they are of America, because China would prefer a buffer state that is much more obedient and prosperous (and you know, not armed with nukes that at the command of a lunatic). Even North Korea’s closest friend is kind of an enemy, and they need capable nukes to defend themselves from China as well.
So if China can’t convince them to give up their nukes, and the United States won’t tolerate a nuclear armed North Korea, then there’s only two possible outcomes. Either our government is going to blink in this standoff, or there’s going to be war.
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Top news reporter Matt Drudge crashed the Michael Savage show this weekend to discuss the state of affairs in Washington D.C.
Drudge recently Tweeted his discontent with the Republican Party, going so far as to say that “Republicans lied about tax cuts” and that he wants his “vote back.”
On the Michael Savage show, Drudge doubled down on his frustrations:
I do think there is a crisis… on many front… Is some of it of his own making?
You don’t think Congress is deliberately sabotaging? Because I suspect there is a sabotage.
Do you know Obama had the stimulus package on his desk before Inauguration Day? What did this Congress give this great man?
What Trump got was a half-baked health care bill that was probably worse than Obama care, an executive order that was overturned by just about every court that touched it and nothing in the way of promised tax cuts.
Not only is President Trump being attacked from the left, it should be clear that the “Never Trumpers” are still operating and as Catherine Austin Fitts recently warned, the Deep State will continue to attack him and take down his lieutenants at every opportunity.
Listen to Matt Drudge with Michael Savage:
Scores of activists showed up at Ivanka Trump’s neighborhood to throw an outdoor “dance party” and protest Trump’s environmental and LGBTQ policies.
The crowd reportedly got rowdy and loud, frustrating residents of the area.
One man wasn’t going to sit idly by while they wreaked havoc in his neighborhood.
The 82-year-old man decided to let it be known that he wasn’t happy, and when one leftist protester tried to call him rude, he got much more than he bargained for.
Man to female protester: Why don’t you invent something? Do something… Get out of here.
Second Male Protester: No need to be rude.
Man: Rude? I live here! Don’t give me… You want to get your fucking face hit?
Male Protester: You want to hit me?
Man: I’d love to… You want to fight with an 82-year-old man?
Protester: You want to talk like that to a woman?
Man: I’m talkin’ to you Sonny. Are you a woman? Get the fuck out of here.
A must-see clip:
The neighbors around Ivanka Trump’s house are upset. One of them started yelling at my friend who was just recording with me to leave. pic.twitter.com/w6s9yL6qfj
— Ashley Rae (@Communism_Kills) April 2, 2017
You’d never know it if you only followed mainstream financial pundits, but Russia and China have recently joined forces to bypass the U.S. dollar by establishing their own exchange to facilitate transactions and trade in gold. It seems the whole world, except for Western governments and central banks, understands that we’re facing a crisis unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.
With U.S. financial markets at nearly all-time high valuations, an uncertain interest rate environment and the potential for a serious debt debacle as American politicians set to fight over raising the debt ceiling, Bryan Slusarchuk, President of Kenadyr Mining, warns that there are scores of catalysts that could set the whole tinderbox aflame:
You’ve got a mess in Europe… a really uncertain outlook as to how this Brexit will occur… you’ve got geopolitical turmoil all over the middle east… you’ve got situations like North Korea… there are any number of things… financial, social, political… that can set this tinderbox off.
In the following interview with Crush the Street Slusarchuk explains that while the average investor has thus far sat on the sidelines, major institutional players and sophisticated investors are positioning themselves for widespread uncertainty and the real possibility of a global economic implosion:
While it has been ignored by the Federal Reserve and other Western banks, gold as money, and perhaps in this environment more importantly as a safe haven, has once again become attractive to smart money investors, which are reportedly starting to move heavily into these assets of last resort:
This move in gold in recent weeks has been a very stealth move. The average investor on the street hasn’t been talking about gold. It has crept up quite quietly.
I’ve met with some of Canada’s largest and most influential institutional investors and analysts in the gold space… These sophisticated players are saying there’s all of a sudden a whole lot of interest and it’s coming from groups that might not traditionally have a long bias towards gold…
What’s happening out there on a macro level is that you’ve got a lot of turmoil in the world… You’ve got a lot of tension geo-politically… financially… you’ve got monetary and fiscal policy that has run amok and put the world in a precarious financial position… I liken it to a tinderbox… As far as what the catalyst will be for gold’s rise to get really parabolic… it’s unknown, but what I can say, is that the environment is shaken up for a very big run here.
Even the “generalist” investment funds, which have shied away from precious metals and focused their efforts on Silicon unicorns and hype in recent years, are starting to realize that even a small hiccup could be disastrous to their bottom lines:
The gold centric investors… the gold focused funds… have been very much in accumulation mode over the past several months…
You’re just getting a bit of generalist interest trickling into the market… so you’ve got these generalist institutions that invest in a wide variety of sectors that are all of a sudden a bit nervous about the big markets… they’re nervous about Europe… they’re nervous about real estate… they’re nervous about what a rising interest environment can mean… they’re very nervous… they’re scared… about the fact that fiscal policy seems to now be quantitative easing infinity with deficits out of control and monetary policy almost in a state of helplessness.
What these guys are starting to look at as generalists is ‘where can i get a bit of a hedge?’… ‘where can i protect the funds against all of this uncertainty?’
And they’re starting to look at gold…
With the gold investing market minuscule in comparison to other sectors, even small percentage shifts of capital into precious metals by these larger generalist institutions could drive prices to never before seen levels. Because, the moment we see global financial markets or global credit markets buckle like they did in 2008 there are going to be millions of panicked investors around the world fleeing for safety.
And as has been the case throughout history, that financial and economic safety will likely come in the form of hard assets.
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