Aug 31 15:48

Something Just Happened In The Silver Market

From 2011 to 2014, the net increase of Global Silver ETFs was a paltry 34.1 Moz compared to a staggering 788.2 Moz of Silver Bar & Coin demand. This proves, investors rather purchase physical silver than take their chances playing in the Paper Silver ETF market.

Here is the net change between these two periods:

Global Silver ETFs: 2007-2010 vs 2011-2014 = 92% decline

Silver Bar & Coin: 2007-2010 vs 2011-2014 = 70% increase

Aug 31 15:32

Gold Coming Off the LBMA Spiked Last Week

Aug 31 14:34

The China Syndrome: Bubble Trouble

The financial markets have been through some wild and crazy times over the last two weeks, although it appears that they have finally stabilized. The net effect of all the gyrations is that a serious bubble in China's market seems to have been at least partially deflated. After hugely over-reacting to this correction, most other markets have largely recovered. Prices are down from recent peaks, but in nearly all cases well above year ago levels.

Aug 31 14:33

High Drug Prices Are Killing Americans

All across the country, Americans are finding that the prices of the prescription drugs they need are soaring. Tragically, doctors tell us that many of their patients can no longer afford their medicine. As a result, some get sicker. Others die.

A new Kaiser Health poll shows that most Americans think prescription drug costs in this country are unreasonable, and that drug companies put profits before people. Want to know something? They're right.

Aug 31 14:23

Dow posts biggest monthly loss since 2010

Aug 31 14:17

Oil skyrockets up to almost $50 a barrel

Aug 31 13:55

Printing Money Goes Haywire in Venezuela

Aug 31 13:30

China Displacing Monopoly of US Dollar, Bretton Wood System

China and Russia are changing the financial architecture of the world, award-winning author, sociologist and geopolitical analyst Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya emphasizes, recommending the Wall Street financial elite to focus on America's domestic problems instead of trying to undermine China's economy.

Aug 31 13:12

The Dying Institutions Of Western Civilization

nullification is our best option when the system of checks and balances fail

we're on our own

“Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners.”
- Edward Abbey

Aug 31 11:56

Fake Housing Market, Fake Stock Market and Fake Millionaires

“One in 65 people is now worth seven-figures after surge in the price of property and stock markets” the newspapers have been crowing. “The number of British millionaires has shot up by 40 per cent in the past five years”.

We are all being led to believe that a “Surge in property prices and stock markets means there are now 715,000 millionaires in the UK alone”. Not only does this make the other 63,385,000 feel left out of this boom in inequality, it is also inaccurate, misleading and bathed in exaggeration.

Aug 31 11:43

#ThanksMichelleObama: School resumes — so do skimpy lunches

Public schools across the country are throwing their doors open for another year of learning. That can mean only one thing: the drudgery of school lunches influenced by Michelle Obama’s rules.

Aug 31 09:56

Kaiser Report: Invasive species & ‘Satoshi Forest’

In this special from the Gulf Coast of Florida, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss invasive species and American seniors heading to Mexico for low-cost dental care.

Aug 31 09:46

Fake Housing Market, Fake Stock Market and Fake Millionaires

“One in 65 people is now worth seven-figures after surge in the price of property and stock markets” the newspapers have been crowing. “The number of British millionaires has shot up by 40 per cent in the past five years”.

We are all being led to believe that a “Surge in property prices and stock markets means there are now 715,000 millionaires in the UK alone”. Not only does this make the other 63,385,000 feel left out of this boom in inequality, it is also inaccurate, misleading and bathed in exaggeration.

Aug 31 09:44

Swiss Envoy to Iran Shows Anti-Netanyahu Cartoon, Urges Iranian Investment

The Swiss envoy to Iran showed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s head during an event promoting Iranian business opportunities.

Aug 31 09:12

Financial Times Calls For Abolishing Cash

The Financial Times has published an anonymous article which calls for the abolition of cash in order to give central banks and governments more power.

Entitled The case for retiring another ‘barbarous relic’, the article laments the fact that people are stockpiling cash in anticipation of another economic collapse, a factor which is causing, “a lot of distortion to the economic system.”

Aug 31 08:57


Agriculture giant Monsanto MON +0.00% has dropped a $46.5 billion hostile bid for Swiss competitor Syngenta , choosing to refocus on a five-year plan to double earnings over an unfriendly merger effort that risked backlash from large shareholders.

Aug 31 08:37

Economics 102: WalMart Cuts Worker Hours After Hiking Minimum Wages

Don’t look now, but undergrad economics is rearing its ugly again at Wal-Mart as the retailer cuts workers’ hours in a desperate attempt to offset more than a billion in wage hikes.

Aug 31 08:32

America’s hidden homeless: Pictures capture some of the hundreds of children growing up in an overcrowded Florida motel as their parents wait for a home

Aug 31 08:15


As U.S. Federal Reserve officials gather this week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to discuss "Inflation Dynamics and Monetary Policy" at their annual policy symposium, they will be met by members of the progressive Fed Up Coalition, who say the central bank "privileges the voices and needs of corporate elites rather than those of America's working families."

Aug 31 07:31

Islamic State Begins to Mint Gold Coins

Aug 31 06:15

WARNING: This Global Collapse Will Be Unlike Anything In Recorded History

snip: In the article, Borisov used the official data of the US Census Bureau. Having revised the number of the US population, birth and date rates, immigration and emigration, the researcher came to conclusion that the United States lost over seven million people during the famine of 1932-1933. [...]

Analyzing the period of the Great Depression in the USA, the author notes a remarkable similarity with events taking place in the USSR during the 1930s. He even introduced a new term for the USA – defarming – an analogue to dispossession of wealthy farmers in the Soviet Union. “Few people know about five million American farmers (about a million families) whom banks ousted from them lands because of debts. The US government did not provide them with land, work, social aid, pension – nothing,” the article says.

Aug 31 04:33

How to Diminish Your Financial Stress

Aug 31 04:31

RON PAUL : Blame the Federal Reserve, Not China, for Stock Market Crash

Many blamed the crash on China’s recent currency devaluation. It is true that the crash was caused by a flawed monetary policy. However, the fault lies not with China’s central bank but with the US Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies distort the economy, creating bubbles, which in turn create a booming stock market and the illusion of widespread prosperity. Inevitably, the bubble bursts, the market crashes, and the economy sinks into a recession.

Aug 31 03:55

Silver and Warnings From Exponential Markets

Aug 31 03:41

Are you ready for the next big crash?

Of course, when the politicians, the talking head “experts” and the MSM tell you to not panic, it’s time to take notice … and likely time to panic, if you are like most people. Something bad is on the horizon.

Aug 31 03:07

Ian Daily on raising the minimum wage

You're going to end up with fewer employees, fewer businesses thus fewer jobs, less competition, and higher prices.

Aug 31 02:35

Why I’m Hoping for a Rate Increase

Aug 30 22:29

Central banks can’t save the markets from a crash. They shouldn’t even try

Like children clinging to their parents, stock market traders turned to their central banks last week as they sought protection from the frightening economic figures coming out of China. Surely, they asked, the central banks would ward off the approaching bogeymen, as they had so many times since the 2008 crash.

Aug 30 19:42

80 Year Old Woman Trampled To Death In Venezuela Supermarket Stampede

With 30% of Venzuelans eating two or fewer meals per day, social unrest is mounting rapidly in President Nicolas Maduro's socialist utopia. As WSJ reports, soldiers have now been deployed to stem rampant food smuggling and price speculation, which Maduro blames for triple-digit inflation and scarcity. "Due to the shortage of food... the desperation is enormous," local opposition politician Andres Camejo said, and nowhere is that more evident than the trampling death of an 80-year-old woman outside a state-subsidized supermarket.

Aug 30 18:16

Youth unemployment in EU

Aug 30 18:09

Connecticut Becomes The FIRST State To End Chronic Homelessness Among Veterans

By Amanda Froelich

Positive news! Officials of Connecticut announced last Thursday that the state has officially become the first in the nation to provide housing for every one of its chronically homeless veterans.

No doubt national and state officials are celebrating the monumental achievement after having set a goal earlier on to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.

The Connecticut Department of Housing, the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH), and other nonprofits and volunteers who spent time on the streets identifying homeless veterans played a major role in the state’s coordinated efforts...

Aug 30 15:34

'Mad' apprenticeship targets have consigned a generation to low-skill, low-paid duties

So far this year, there have been only 220 new science and maths apprenticeships created at any level, while engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships make up fewer than one in five of the new jobs.

Many of the roles being offered on the Government’s website appear to be little more than traditional school-leaver jobs in clerical, catering and retail work “rebranded” as apprenticeships. There are now apprenticeships in street cleaning, warehouse labouring and shop work.

This allows employers to pay a new 18-year-old worker just £2.73 an hour compared with the national minimum wage for that age range of £5.13. While employers are obliged to pay those staff for the one day a week they spend in academic training, this is more than made up for by the government grants available for taking on apprentices.

Aug 30 10:26

Fake Housing Market, Fake Stock Market and Fake Millionaires

“One in 65 people is now worth seven-figures after surge in the price of property and stock markets” the newspapers have been crowing. “The number of British millionaires has shot up by 40 per cent in the past five years”. We are all being led to believe that a “Surge in property prices and stock markets means there are now 715,000 millionaires in the UK alone”. Not only does this make the other 63,385,000 feel left out of this boom in inequality, it is also inaccurate, misleading and bathed in exaggeration.

Aug 30 08:47

IF YOU LIKE YOUR 401(k), YOU CAN KEEP YOUR 401(k): Obama Labor Dept. Sets Stage for Nationalizing Retirement Accounts

In 2013, in a little-heralded case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rejected the Obama Labor Department's attempt to punish voluntary retirement plan service providers. The DOL, under the direction of the controversial, radical leftist Tom Perez, had tried to force providers of 401(k), 403(b), IRA, and related services to adopt a massive new set of regulations known as "fiduciary" responsibilities.

The Seventh Circuit slammed the door shut on Labor and the Supreme Court thereafter declined to hear the appeal, which meant that the Obama administration had lost in the highest court in the land.

Of course for the "most transparent administration ever", that step simply meant that the court's opinion was to be rejected and that Obama would use his infamous pen to rule by executive fiat. After all, the ends justify the means, correct?

Aug 30 08:36

Correctly Defining “Bear Market”

Aug 30 06:48

EU plans extra billion euros to pay African countries to take back migrants

The European Commission wants to offer an additional 1 billion euro (£726 million) to African countries if they agree to take back migrants arriving with no legitimate claims to asylum. The measure is designed as an incentive to encourage African countries to repatriate their citizens whose asylum applications are rejected by EU states, according to German news magazine Der Spiegel.

Aug 30 03:53

$60 trillion of world debt visualised

Combining the debt of the United States, Japan and Europe accounts for 75% of total global debt.

Aug 30 01:47

Modern Greek Drama Plot Twist

To be able to follow the twists and turns in the Greek drama, we need to remember that after the 2008 crisis, the Troika of creditors (the ECB, the IMF and the European Commission) imposed external economic governance on Greece, calling it "assistance" and "escape from default". The Troika was not saving Greece, but the money of Greek government bond holders – German, French and American banks – by cutting social expenditure and selling state-owned property (first and foremost to Germans).

Aug 29 20:25

Growing Marijuana Strains that Treat PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

By Daniel Dharma

In our ongoing series on using marijuana to treat PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), we’ve explained what PTSD is, its symptoms, and that marijuana is being used to treat PTSD.

One of the biggest questions I keep getting asked is “which marijuana strains best treat PTSD?”

You’ll want to read all the other articles in this series to help answer that question, so I’ll put links to those articles at the end of this article.

In those past articles, I talked about generic kinds of marijuana that help with PTSD, and why they help.

In this article I give you info about growing specific marijuana strains that help with PTSD…

Aug 29 18:05

The five guiding principles of Occupy Peace

Gerald Celente and Paul Craig Roberts are involved in this one.

Honor thy Founding Fathers: No Foreign Entanglements

The five guiding principles of Occupy Peace

Close foreign bases, bring troops home
Secure the Homeland
Military Works-Project: Troops rebuild America
Congress must vote to go to War
We the People will tell Congress how to vote

Aug 29 16:08

Jim Rickards: Stay in gold and cash

Aug 29 13:57

30,000 Foot view after a wild 10-days

Aug 29 12:51

US Stimulus 2008-2014

Aug 29 11:32

Nervous household investors fleeing to cash

Aug 29 10:20

Prepare for the crash! Learn from Wall Street 1929, Russia 1990 & Argentina 2000

Financial crises are consistent in one way, and one way only: They’re far more sexy when your neighbors are wearing them. When you suffer your own, runaway inflation becomes infuriating rather than exotic, and bogus bank scams go from intriguing to fist-clenching.

Aug 29 10:15

Why and How All Large Estates Should Be Taxed to Death

All non-taxation of estates at death is feudal; it’s systematic continuation of feudalism, into our own era.

Here’s a good example to show this: U.S. National Public Radio’s (NPR’s) reporter Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, headlined on August 25th, “For Brazil’s 1 Percenters, The Land Stays In The Family Forever,” and she reported that, in that country, the aristocracy own half of the land, and that whenever a building on their land is sold, 2.5% of the sale price must go to the land’s owner, the heir-aristocrat, in a perpetual tithing-system to the hereditary Portuguese aristocracy (including the Roman Catholic Church), who have descended from the Portuguese colonizers to whom Portugal’s king had granted the land 515 years ago, in payment for their having conquered the native Indians and stolen their land for the king.

Aug 29 09:43

60% Stock CRASH Still Ahead | Jerry Robinson

Aug 29 08:57


While most of the world will be hoping the following chart never (ever) mean-reverts to its previous historically devastating highs, there is one group that is 'banking' on it... The Military-Industrial Complex...

Of course, as Ron Paul recently explained recently, the current enemy of choice is Russia:

"The people have to have the propaganda convert them into someone they hate, so they can you had to have a Saddam Hussein, an Ayatollah, or somebody else, and right now it’s Russia."
Paul goes on to note that while the Cold War may have fueled the need for American military spending, its end has left Washington without a clear enemy to demonize. The US government is now spreading disinformation about subjects like the Ukraine crisis in order to paint Russia as a villain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Russians are not the enemy, and the narrative spun by the White House, Pentagon, and State Department have absolutely no relationship with reality here.

But of course, nothing coming out of DC has any relationship with reality anymore; this is why we can no longer believe anything the US government tells you.

Aug 29 06:33

The Central Bankers’ Malodorous War On Savers

In their palpable fear and unrelieved arrogance, would they now throw millions of already ruined retirees and savers completely under the bus?
Yes they would.

Aug 29 02:45

Mexico’s Oil Pain Set To Increase

Aug 29 02:39

Why Silver IS Going Lower #5 Deflation

Aug 28 19:06

Will Obama Confiscate 401(k) Accounts?